ITANAGAR, Dec 11: Capital Complex stormed into the final of the 2nd Nyari Welly Memorial
State Level Football Tournament defeating Papum Pare 2-1 in the first semifinal played
at RG Stadium, Naharlagun today.
CCSC started the match in a promising note taking the lead in the 14th minute of
the play through goal from their star striker Techi Amin. However, PP managed to
restore parity with a brilliant free kick by Techi Jurmin just before the first half
in 34th minute.
The match was taken to extra-time after both the teams failed to break the deadlock
in regulation time.
CCSC scored the winning goal in 5th minute of the extra time through Techi Amin.
Kurung Kumey will meet East Kameng in the second semifinal tomorrow at 2 pm.
28-member state Judo team for 59th National School Games announced
ITANAGAR, Dec 11: Arunachal Judo Association (AJA) has announced a 28-member Judo
team for the 59th National School Games, 2013-14 (Boys & Girls) to be held in Delhi
from January 2 to 8. The players have been selected on the basis of the selection
trial conducted by AJA under the chairmanship of Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy Principal
Tabia Chobin in presence of PTI, Directorate of Education, GoAP L Sokun Singh assisted
by AJA joint secretary Yum Pangkhu and Executive Member Dari Lokam.
AACWA reiterates demands
ITANAGAR, Dec 11: The All Arunachal Contractors’ Welfare Association (AACWA) has
reminded the state Govt to fulfill its assurance on its six-point charter of demands.
The demands, according to the AACWA, include relaxation EMD 2 per cent to 1 per
cent for tribal contractors, stop deduction of 1 per cent income tax from tribal
contractors, stop direct participation of company or manufacturer for procurement
of life saving medicines at Director of Health Service and stop advance works system
under SPA,TFC and other centrally sponsored schemes.
The Association further said that it had suspended its proposed 1st phase of bandh
call for one month after the assurance from chief secretary and political secretary
to chief minister on November 11. It demanded early steps for fulfilment of the
demands and to avoid phase-wise bandh call.
The Association also demanded that chief secretary should direct all working agencies
that SPA and other centrally sponsored schemes should be done after inviting open
tenders/NIT, so that eligible contractors be selected and quality work be maintained.
It further demanded the law enforcing authority to strictly implement the Supreme
Court verdict on use of red beacon light.
Grievances of Mon region are genuine: PPA
ITANAGAR, Dec 11: Stating that the grievances of the Mon region are just and genuine,
but unfortunately, the Congress command at Centre sees the issues as trivial and
not in the interest of the country’s security of its frontiers, said Nikh Kamin,
PPA president while blaming the Congress leadership for playing around with the sentiments
of Mon region. He urged the people of the region to teach Congress a lesson in ensuing
Parliament and Assembly Elections for, it said, repeatedly befooling them with aspirations
of sell rule and better governance.
Reiterating its earlier stand vis-à-vis Patkai and Mon autonomous Council the party
President stated that the mainstream political parties will never have time to think
and analysis the problem of the tribals. Kamin stated further that the New Delhi
based parties like Congress and BJP will never want a prosperous and autonomous region
like MAC & PAC for fear of Chinese annexation of these territories.
According to PPA since the Mon region is frequently claimed by China as part of their
lost territory as it is therefore in the fitness of things that the region should
be even more developed so that the people of the region do not feel alienated.
Essay competition on dengue
KOLORIANG, Dec 11: The Kurung Kumey District Vector Borne Disease Control Programme
Society conducted essay competition on Dengue and its prevention” at Nikja Middle
School, Koloriang yesterday. Nangram Karung of Class VIII, Nikja Yalar of Class VIII
and Yumlam Tagik of Class VI secured 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize respectively.
Tayo Nada, incharge DVBDCPS also spoke on vector borne diseases and its preventive
measures and appreciated the initiative and cooperation given by the teachers of
Nikja ME school led by its headmaster Tadar Amar. DIPRO
‘There should be no discrimination in visa to Indians’
New Delhi, Dec 11: Against the backdrop of China issuing stapled visa to two archers
from Arunachal Pradesh recently, government today said it has been conveyed to the
neighbouring country on several occasions that there should be no discrimination
against visa applicants on grounds of domicile and ethnicity.
Replying to a question in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet
Kaur said the issuance of visas by India and China is guided by the provisions of
an MoU on simplifying visa procedures signed by the two governments in June. "Government's
position that there should be no discrimination against visa applicants of Indian
nationals on grounds of domicile and ethnicity has been clearly conveyed to the Chinese
government on several occasions and at the highest level," she said.
Two young women archers from Arunachal were prevented from boarding a China Southern
Airlines flight at Gandhi International Airport here two months back due to stapled
Chinese visas. PTI
PPA flays state Govt for ‘lawlessness’
ITANAGAR, Dec 11: People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) today flayed the Congress-ruled
state Govt for ‘lawlessness and total chaos’ in the state.
Pointing out the report of Congress MLA -cum-Parliamentary Secretary along with his
supporters intercepting the Government officials and burning documents related to
revision of electoral roll of Kurung Kumey district, the PPA Secretary General Dr
Ashan Riddi said “it has given evidence that Congress party is using muscle power.”
Such act is shameful on the part of the ruling party, the party said.
“How long the people of the State should suffer such lawlessness and total chaos
in the State,” the party question and demanded that the Congress Government should
own collective responsibility of such act of their own legislator and voluntarily
tender resignation immediately.
BJP team reaches Pangin
ITANAGAR, Dec 11: The 15-member state BJP team today reached Pangin on its fourth
leg of ‘Sarhad Ko Pranam Yatra’ and visited the bereaved family members and relatives
of former Mandal president late Tabin Taki.
The team led by president Tai Tagak and national general secretary Tapir Gao paid
homage to the departed party leader at his ‘Samadhi’ at Pangin along with party workers
and leaders of Pangin-Boleng on their way to Tuting-Gelling in Upper Siang district.
Meanwhile, the party in formed that “Run for Unity” will be organized throughout
the state to mark the birthday of Sardar Ballabh Patel on December 15.
Tribute to Kharteng ASM
LUMLA, Dec 11: Parliamentary Secretary (Civil Aviation) Jambey Tashi who is also
Lumla MLA visited the residence of late Tashi Lungten, who lost his life in a tragic
road accident on Dec 7. Along with the PRI members and public leaders of Lumla, the
MLA paid tribute to late Tashi Lungten, consoled the family members and assured
assistance to his wife.
Born in 1986, Lungten graduated from Mysore University in the years 2010 and was
recently elected as the Anchal Samiti Member (ASM) of Kharteng village in Lumla.
Lungten is survived by his wife and a son.
“I have no words to express my condolence to his family for the heartache they have
to overcome. With his demise, I have lost a brother, a friend and a sincere leader.
He will always remain in our hearts”, said Jambey Tashi while expressing shock over
the sudden death of a young and promising leader of his constituency. (From Nima
Tagung calls on Union minister
NEW DELHI, Dec 11: Arunachal Pradesh Bamboo Resources and Development Agency (APBRDA)
Vice Chairman Yora Tagung has called on Union Minister of State for Rural Development
Pradeep Jain here today.
During the discussion the minister asked them to submit different project proposals
to his ministry and also promised to sanction the proposals in coming days for Arunachal
Pradesh, according to a release.
The APBRDA VP Vice chairman said that unemployment problem will be reduced to some
extent after the sanction of the projects and it will also lead to the development
of Arunachal Pradesh.
On invitation, the minister promised to visit Arunachal in the coming new year.
Entrepreneurship development programme
ZIRO, Dec 11: National Youth Project (NYP) is organizing a series of Entrepreneurship
Development Programme (EDP) at Hapoli, Ziro, Lower Subansiri District. All the programmes
were being sponsored by Development Institute Branch, Union Ministry of Micro Small
and Medium Enterprises. First programme of the series was formally inaugurated by
Pranab Das, In-charge Branch MSME, Itanagar along with H.P. Biswas, President National
Youth Project and Rishi Seth of MSME, GOI on December 10. The EDP including industrial
motivation campaign for upcoming entrepreneurs will continue for 14 days.
Another programme ESDP (Entrepreneurship & Skill Development Programme) on fancy
cloth bag making for 20 candidates began from Dec 10 to January 25. Altogether
66 candidates are participating in the training programme.
Later in the month of December another series of programme will start at Ziro on
woolen garments, beautician and photography and videographer for the unemployed youths
of the locality.
2nd Christmas Premier League Football Tournament
Quarterfinal from Dec 13
ITANAGAR, Dec 11: In the ongoing 2nd Christmas Premier League Football Tournament
2013 being held at IG Park here, the teams Gandhi Park FC, Tagung Neri FC, Senki
Park Youth Association FC, Chimpu Youth Football Club FC, Jiyo Aur Jine Do, Taring
FC and VV FC have entered the quarter final to begin from December 13 next.
Blood donation camp conducted
ITANAGAR, Dec 11: A voluntary blood donation camp was observed at HDFC bank in collaboration
with General Hospital, Pasighat on December 5 last. Staffs of both the organizations
actively participated in it.
Many voluntary donors were registered and 13 units of various blood groups were collected
during the camp.
The name of the winner of the 1st inter-school extempore speech competition published
on December 11 edition of this daily under heading “Yoma organizes extempore speech
competition” was wrongly mentioned as Mimeng Apang which should be read as Mimum
Apang of Kingcup Public School. The inadvertent error is regretted.
Review meeting of WCD department
Minister calls for effective implementation of schemes
ITANAGAR, Dec 11: Two days annual review meeting to review the schemes of the Department
of Women and Child Development like Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS),
Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Employment of Adolescent Girls (RGSEAG) - SABLA, Indira Gandhi
Maternity Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY) etc. was held at Banquet Hall on Dec 9 and
Addressing the participants in the review meeting, WCD Minister Newlai Tingkhatra
informed that his department is implementing so many important programmes and schemes
for social and economic empowerment of women and ensure holistic development and
protection of children through a host of policies, legislations, programmes, schemes
and awareness generation activities.
He instructed all officers for constitution of all committees at district, block
and village level by 15th January, 2014. He further said all Anganwadi Workers and
Helpers should be covered under Anganwadi Karyakartri Yojana. The Deputy Directors
and CDPOs and other field functionaries should undertake periodic and surprise visit
to assess the ground realities, the minister said adding that convergence meeting
with line departments like health services, PHE and RD etc. should be organized
regularly at project and district level.
The minister further said that all kinds of reports and returns sought from the government
should be furnished in time bound manner so that the decision making process should
not hamper. Implementation of various Acts and policies should be ensured.
Tingkhatra also requested all officers to work with utmost sincerity and with a missionary
zeal for holistic empowerment, development, protection and welfare of women and children
of Arunachal Pradesh and pave the way for the development of the State. He hoped
that this review meeting will have a meaningful outcome for the better and effective
implementation of the various schemes and programmes of the department.
Earlier, Dr. Shalini Verma, Secretary (WCD) in her key note address categorically
stated that ICDS is one of the most holistic community outreach programme. “This
is a noble department because vulnerable sections of the society like children (0-6
years), pregnant and lactating mothers and adolescent girls which constitutes 70
per cent of the total population are addressed through the department. Dedicated
and sincere service towards children and women makes better society, she said. While
replying the problems raised by some of the CDPOs during two days marathon meeting,
she suggested ways and means to solve their problems. She instructed all Deputy Directors
and CDPOs to improve the functioning of their office and data reporting.
The meeting was attended among others by R.T. Riba, Director (WCD), Joint Director,
Deputy Directors and Child Development Project Officers.
On the 2nd day the Chief Secretary also joined the meeting in evening session and
advised all officers of the department to work hard with missionary zeal. He stated
that for effective and proper implementation of ICDS scheme, all should take it in
mission mode. The meeting ended with the vote of thanks by R.T. Riba, Director (WCD).
Tuki exhorts missionaries to contribute in maintaining peace
ITANAGAR, Dec 11: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki called upon the church and missionaries
to contribute in fostering peace, enabling the government to lead the state on the
path of overall development.
Laying the foundation stone of the Sacred Heart Church here at Papu Nallah today,
which is expected to be one of the biggest Catholic Churches in the capital, Tuki
lauded the Catholic community for showing the path of peace and communal harmony
and expressed hope that the Church will continue to guide the people on the right
direction as preached by all religions.
Terming peace as a prerequisite for development, Tuki reiterated his commitment to
create job opportunities for one lakh youths in the current five-year plan and appealed
Catholic organisations to help by engaging youths in self-employment.
He observed that various institutions run by the Catholic Church can equip unemployed
youths with vocational trades that will help them in self-employment in the long
While expressing his gratitude to the Church, Tuki expected that the next generation
would learn a moral lesson from the institution and channelise their energy in purposeful
activities to give a right direction to their lives.
State to host 4th eNorth East Award Summit
ITANAGAR, Dec 11: Arunachal Pradesh will host the 4th edition of eNorth East Award
2013 summit to be held on December 13 next here. It is being organized by North East
Development Foundation (NEDF) & Department of Information and Technology, GoAP. The
objective for the award summit is to create an ecosystem of best information communication
technology (ICT) for development practices in North East India including Sikkim.
The first eNorth East Award Summit was held in 2010 in Guwahati.
Informing this to a host of media persons at press club here today, lead partner
NEDF Syed S Kazi said, “33 finalists from various states of North East Region will
showcase their project to vie for the award which recognizes best practices in as
many as 12 categories including governance, service delivery, education, health,
social enterprise, commerce and business.”
He informed that the finalists for the award were screened from 53 nominations received
from various participants across the region.
Secretary, IT, Gaken Ete while saying that Arunachal Pradesh lags behind in terms
of connectivity expressed hope that the advent of Information Communication Technology
(ICT) will be beneficial for the state.
“We need to exploit the potential of IT in the state,” he urged.
Foreseeing the future of Arunachal as the hub of technology, he called on all the
stakeholders to come and participate in the programme.
State Govt to extend full sponsorship to cadets from Arunachal in NDA: Governor
ITANAGAR, Dec 11: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma announced
that the State Government will extend full sponsorship to 10 cadets from Arunachal
Pradesh in the National Defence Academy. He made the announcement while commemorating
the Golden Jubilee of the 29th course of NDA, to which he belongs to at National
Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, near Pune, Maharashtra on Dec 9.
The Governor expressed his confidence that this initiative of the State Government
will encourage youth of the State to join the premier institute of the armed forces
Recalling his joining to NDA in 1963 on the occasion, Governor said that he along
with many others came from a different social, economic and regional canvas but it
never came in the way of anything meaningful as they mingled, played, fought, trained
hard and went through the grind together to come out of the NDA melting pot in a
Stating that NDA has immensely contributed to the nation as the premier joint training
institution and reposing his faith in the present establishment of NDA, Governor
said that the cadets will live upto the standards set for them and do the country
proud. Adding that NDA continue to be centre of excellence in producing leaders for
the Indian Armed Forces, Governor hopes that more and more youth, especially from
Arunachal Pradesh join the institute.
Earlier, Governor led his course mates in paying respect to the martyred officers
of NDA in the ‘Hut of Remembrance’.
Namsai sub-divisional library inaugurated
NAMSAI, Dec 11: Newly constructed building for sub-divisional library Namsai was
inaugurated today by Namsai MLA Nang Sati Mein in the presence of Deputy Commissioner,
Lohit Rajiv Takuk, Director of Public Libraries J. Borang, SP, Lohit, T. Amo, Nilima
Kumar, ADC Namsai.
Speaking on the occasion, Nilima Kumar informed that the library building has been
constructed by the department of Urban Development under SPA fund at the tune of
In her inaugural speech Nang Sati Mein highlighted the importance of reading habit
and asked the students to take full advantage of the new library as the Library was
specially dedicated to the children. She also emphasized on everyone to inculcate
the good habit of reading books. She offered a sum of Rs. 2 lakh from her MLALAD
fund for purchasing reading materials.
Deputy Commissioner in his speech asked for quality while selecting books for the
T. Amo stressed in his speech that librarian should update himself so that he can
guide the users and suggested measures to attract readers to the library. J. Borang
assured all kinds of helps to develop the existing library to the level of District
Library and sought help from local administration for the purpose in future. Chow
Zingnu Namchoom, President DCC also spoke on the occasion. He also requested the
Director, Public Libraries to post sufficient Library Officials for efficient and
smooth functioning of the library.
C-DAC’s workshop on health care knowledge system
ITANAGAR, Dec 11: Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Kolkata today
conducted workshop on health care knowledge system at the conference hall of the
State Hospital, Naharlagun to highlight the increasing and highly beneficial use
of computer and software techniques and knowledge for rendering better health services
in Arunachal Pradesh.
Explaining about the system, C-DAC scientist Goutam Kumar Saha informed that C-DAC’s
knowledge engineering R&D product on eHealth- “Health Care Knowledge System” aims
at empowering public with health care knowledge.
Saha, who is also the joint director of C-DAC, said the Concept Maps based ‘health
care knowledge system’ software is available through internet while the software
Kiosk has already been installed in major medical colleges and hospitals and community
health centres in all the eight North Eastern states including Arunachal State Hospital,
Naharlagun and Rama Krishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar.
Saha added that it is the web-enabled concept map based health care knowledge system
that provides organized healthcare knowledge toward quick understanding of disease
symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Thousands of pages of medical, healthcare
information have been transformed into about 350 pages of semantic networks and concept
maps showing important health objects and its relationships. He said such cognitive
engineering software product is very new in India for better and faster knowledge
dissemination and understanding.
He also said that through the system, people would meaningfully learn about health
care topics such as knowledge about body’s organ systems, vitamins, minerals, cleanliness
and symptoms of health problems or diseases and their prevention, diagnosis, treatment
and diets etc. C-DAC Kolkata has distributed the software free of cost among all
the participants of the workshop. C-DAC team members including Sandeep Kumar, project
engineer and Manish Saha, project assistant were also present on the occasion.
High officials of the state government have also shown keen interest to introduce
the CDAC’s health care knowledge system in all districts.
The workshop was attended by the Director of Health Services, Directors of Family
Welfare, DIT, Chief Medical Superintendent, doctors of State Hospital and Rama Krishna
Mission Hospital, Itanagar and IT professionals.
Consumer awareness campaign held
ITANAGAR, Dec 11: Papum Pare district unit of Department of Legal Metrology and Consumer
Affairs organized a consumer awareness campaign at Akash Deep Shopping Complex here
today to make people aware about consumers’ rights.
Addressing the gathering, councillor (Ward No. 13) Techi Mema requested buyers/customers
to spend a few minutes in checking the declaration, such as date of manufacture,
price, expiry date, printed on the package and other terms and conditions while hiring
any services before making payment. She hoped that shopkeepers located in various
sectors of capital complex would adhere to the provisions of Legal Metrology Act
Narrating his experiences as a consumer and also as a representative of the administration,
EAC J Bomjen requested the people to make their buying decision after obtaining proper
information of the products and services. While asking the traders to duly renew
their trading licenses, he urged the people to take delivery of petrol, LPG etc.
after ensuring proper weighment and obtaining receipt/ cash memos.
Delivering his address as resource person, Supriyo Chakraborty, representing the
HQ of the Department urged the business community to adhere to the laid down norms
and regulations. Stressing on the theme “Traders and Consumers: Fostering and Strengthening
Trust," he urged the people to get informed and to minimise the gap between traders
and consumers in strengthening mutual trust. He also appealed everyone to cooperate
with the Govt. and to come forward with their grievance at appropriate forum.
Likha Yach Debia, ILM, Naharlagun requested the media friends to come forward with
their help and support in strengthening the consumer movement in the state.
On the occasion, Likha Yach Debia, ILM, Naharlagun and Taba Tabin, ILM Itanagar,
demonstrated on various aspects of the law and ‘Dos and Don'ts’ on the part of consumers,
explained in detail about LPG and its expiry, delivery through Dispensing Pump, correct
usage of weighing and measuring instruments and also the provisions of Packaged Commodities
Rules, Consumer Protection Act, 1986, Legal Metrology Acts and Rules.
The meeting was attended by Councillor (Ward No. 12) Yumlam Minu and a large number
of people representing cross-section of the society including public leaders, Govt.
officials and traders.
Meeting on Yamne stage-IV survey & investigation works held
YINGKIONG, Dec 11: Under initiative of the Upper Siang District Deputy Commissioner
L. Borang and his team of district officers comprising SP, DMO, DDSE, DIPRO including
SDO Marying and EAC Geku a public meeting was held at Jeru village yesterday.
Deputy Commissioner Borang advised and appealed the people of the circle to allow
survey investigation for work of the project without inflicting any disturbance to
the executing company to avoid law and order problems to maintain peaceful and conducive
environment to speed up the developmental works in the area.
Touching upon the campaign against drugs and narcotics the Borang asked the people
to pass him information about any person selling drugs and narcotic item and cautioned
that legal action as per law will be initiated against the person if such persons
are brought to his notice.
The Superintending Engineer HPD, Er. A. Miyu dwelt at length about the benefits and
advantages of the affected villagers of the proposed project and status about the
facilities to be given to the affected people which would possible only after conducting
public hearing and the real work in progress.
Tage Habung SP, Dr. Kaling Dai DMO, Talem Paron DDSE and O. Pertin DIPRO also spoke
about the necessity and benefits of the hydropower generation and ill affects of
consumption of drugs and narcotics.
The representatives of the respective villages in their speeches unanimously agreed
that they would allow the executing Hyderabad based company to continue their survey
investigation works of the proposed Yamne Stage-IV project in peaceful and successful
manner. In regard to anti drug and antinarcotics campaign all the village speakers
informed that the people of the area have totally banned the opium cultivation in
the area since last year but expressed serious concern over the continuance of cultivation
of opium garden in some pockets of the district and informed that sale of opium comes
from outside the district and the state as well.
The EAC Geku Boni Lego, GBs, PRIs of Katan circle comprising Padu, Sili, Jeru, Pongging
and Sibum attended the meeting. DIPRO
Burning of electoral documents condemned
CEO urged to publish final electoral roll
ITANAGAR, Dec 11: Condemnation over burning of electoral documents of Kurung Kumey
district near Hawa Camp recently are pouring in from various political parties and
Taking serious view of the incident, the Kurung Kumey district unit of Bharatiya
Janata Party (BJP) in a release said that this particular unlawful act committed
allegedly by a legislator of the ruling Congress government is a big slap on the
face of the chief minister and a big blow to the Congress party in the state.
“This act has directly exposed the ill intents of few elite members of the party
and the State Government,” the district BJP unit said in a release.
The party feared that the day is not far when monocracy will take over the reign
of the state.
It urged the law enforcing authority and the state government to initiate legal and
disciplinary action against the perpetrator(s) of the crime in order to prevent recurrence
of such incidents in the future.
Condemning the act of burning electoral documents in their strongest term, some ZPMs
of Kurung Kumey district, in a joint representation, have urged the Chief Electoral
Officer (CEO) of Arunachal Pradesh for early publication of the final electoral rolls
of the district.
“Since supplementary copies or relevant documents of electoral rolls are still available
with the EROs concerned the CEO should approve for publication of the final electoral
rolls,” their representation to the CEO has said. “The EROs, who don’t have available
supplementary copies or relevant documents should be directed to call re-hearing,”
Demanding immediate arrest of the culprit(s) involved in the incident, the ZPMs further
urged the CEO to set up an inquiry committee to find out the real cause of the entire
The 21-Koloriang Indigenous People Movement today sought recommendation from the
Speaker of Legislative Assembly to arrest a Parliamentary Secretary for his alleged
involvement in electoral roll burning incident at Hawa camp, Kimin on 9th December
last. It said that the entire electoral roll of Kurung Kumey district was burnt down
during the incident.
The organization appealed to the Speaker to recommend for immediate arrest of the
Parliamentary Secretary considering the nature of offence.
Meanwhile Nyobia Youth Association of Nyobia circle condemned the incident and demanded
for exemplary punishment to the culprits involved.
Lohit VKV introduces cross-breeding through artificial insemination
ITANAGAR, Dec 11: The Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Momong in Lohit district has initiated
artificial insemination (AI) with improved Jersey and Sahiwal bull semen first time
at Lohit district to cross the local cattle for production of higher milk yielding
cross-bred animals and the programme has already been started.
Exotic breed Jersey and indigenous based Sahiwal are well known for its high milk
yielding capacity, good draught ability with better survivability in agroclimatic
zone. The cross with local cattle will improve both the milk yield and draughtability
of next generation animal.
A total of 21 cows have already been inseminated at Lekang and Chowkham circle of
the district. Under the said programme a good number of infertility camp are being
organized to find out the anoestrus animals and treated them with bio-technological
interventions (Induction/Synchronization of oestrus) to make them oestrus and subsequently
inseminated. The recent bio-technological interventions are applied to the post-partum
anoestrus animals to achieve a calf in every years as the local cows generally gives
one calf in 1.5 – 2 years. Simultaneously training cum demonstration programmes are
also conducted to train the allied extension personnel of the district to improve
their skill on the technique as well as to the farmers to make aware and popularize
Dr. Binod Kr. Dutta Borah and Dr. Santosh Kumar (SMS, Animal science) are being associated
with the programmes under the supervision of Dr. Debasis Sasmol i/c Programme Coordinator.
Writ petition filed against Govt
ITANAGAR, Dec 11: Ninety seven persons residing in capital complex under the leadership
of Capital Complex Land Affected Peoples’ Forum (CCLAPF) chairman Takam Dari Sojik
have filed a writ petition against the Government of Arunachal Pradesh for non-issuance
of formal land allotment order and pass book, mortgage and land possession certificates
by the Deputy Commissioner, Capital Complex, Itanagar.
According to a release by the CCLAPF chairman, the petitioners are aggrieved by non-
issuance of formal land allotment order and pass book by deputy commissioner Sanjay
Goel despite repeated instructions and communications made by the Land Management
Department, GoAP, conveying the approval for land allotment to the petitioners.
Taking cognizance of the matter, the Gauhati High Court, Itanagar Permanent Bench
have admitted the case for hearing and issued notice of motion which is made returnable
on January 28, 2014, he said.
Before filing the writ petition, every effort was made by the CCLAPF earlier on several
occasions to convince the DC to comply with the clear-cut government instructions
regarding above matter, but to no avail, he added,
The release stated that Govt. have cancelled formation of any committee for Land
allotment (vide its order No.LM-21/2005 dated 30th April 2012) and subsequent instructions
issued from Secretary (Land Management) (vide No. LM-20/2010(Vol-I) dated 27th Nov’2012
& recent letter No.Secy(LM)11/2013/33 dated 6th Dec’2013) for immediate issuance
of land allotment which have been duly approved by the government.
“However, surprisingly, a Committee has instead been constituted by Goel for field
verification of all land related files which is a complete violation of Govt. Order/
Instructions and is creating unnecessary harassment to the genuine applicants and
is a major revenue loss for the state exchequer also,” the release alleged.
It also informed that necessary field verification, etc. has already been done by
the competent authority before the approval of respective land allotment cases by
Workshop on personality development
ITANAGAR, Dec 11: Resource persons from Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellency
run by Ramakrishna Mission, Hyderabad conducted a short term workshop on Development
of human personality for the students of Class X to XII at VKV Itanagar yesterday.
Prof. Sumita Roy, Chairperson, BOS, Dept of English Cum Director of OUCIP, ACAS and
Canadian studies, Osmania University, Hyderabad and her sister Chandrima Roy jointly
took the classes on how to develop willpower and how to manage time in our life which
are the two important aspects of human personality. Students should learn listening,
speaking, reading and writing skills from their school days onwards to become a good
communicator. They said that self motivation and determination to choose and act
the right thing in life always will help to develop will power.
Prof. Sumita Roy explained the various incidents from the life of Swami Vivekananda
who was an embodiment of will power.
Rev. Swami Vishweshanandaji, Secretary Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar was
also present in the workshop. He motivated the students to manifest the divinity
within them by following Dharma-the righteous way of living.
Kr. Sohom Sachidananda Gupta, Class-X, Kum. Honya Dakpe, Class-XII, Kum. V.K. Chaitanya,
Class-VIII are some of the students who also shared their experiences in the workshop.
160 selected students attended the programme.
Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar and Vivekananda study circle, Naharlagun jointly
organised the programme in the school.
In a separate press release, the organizing Secretary of the committee for the 150th
Birth Anniversary Celebration Swami Vivekananda said that as a part of year-long
celebration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, the Ramakrishna
Mission Hospital, Itanagar and Vivekananda Study Circle (VSC), Naharlagun jointly
organized the second phase of the motivational seminar on Human Excellency & Personality
Development for the school students with the theme “Shape your Personality” at Vivekanada
Kendra Vidyalaya, Nirjuli, Kendriya Vidyalaya, NERIST, Nirjuli, Vivekanada Central
School, Itanagar and Vivekanada Kendra Vidyalaya, Chimpu today.
---- Editorial ----
Let us wait and watch
Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling that red beacon light can only be used by high dignitaries
holding constitutional posts while on duty is a welcome news for the ordinary citizens
of state. The court passed the order on a PIL filed by Uttar Pradesh resident Abhay
Singh on misuse of red beacon. A bench headed by Justice G S Singhvi asked the Centre
to issue a fresh list of people eligible for using red beacon on their vehicles and
asked the government to amend the rule within three months.
The apex court ruling is a big relief for the people of this state who are tired
of VIP culture. The street of capital complex and district headquarters are filled
with vehicles belonging to so called VIPs. All these vehicles fitted with red beacon
are blatantly misused. Even those govt officials uses red beacon that are not authorized.
The police and concern authorities have totally failed to check the illegal use of
red beacon. After this new ruling by Supreme Court it will be interesting to see
whether authorities will crack down on these illegal VIPs in the days to come.
---- Readers Forum ----
Are they students or goons?
Through your esteemed daily I wish to draw the attention of the authorities against
rowdy students. On 7/12/13 I was traveling from Naharlagun to Nirjuli. After travelling
few kilometers, I saw a huge crowd gathered near highway. I was interested to know
what was going there. Then the tempo driver said, “Kaam nahi hai yaha ke student
ko jo bhi non APST dikhe aise hi marta hain”. Then I saw 3 students in school uniform
beating a pedestrian. I don’t know what was the reason for which man was beaten up?
The students were so brutal and were beating that helpless man like anything. Everyone
was standing there and was just enjoying the show. No one dared to stop them. There
was blood was all over his face and I think he became unconscious. Students were
also using abusive words while beating him. Then one of the traveler said- “Student
Nahi Gunda Hain, School Aise Hi Jata Hain Kya Sikhata Hoga”.
I really felt bad at that time. Students who are called backbone of a nation, society,
a boon for mankind and servant for humanity are called goon nowadays. I am not condemning
anyone neither I am trying to say that everyone are alike. I am just highlighting
the fact that is not revealed. Because of the mistake of couple of members the entire
student community is blamed.
Today people are not scared of rogue or crook element rather they are much afraid
of terror of students. If this is the present situation of our society, I hope all
of you know the future consequences very well. We will live in a society full of
This is not the only incident, there are many other such instances when our fellow
brothers hailing from other states have been treated so badly.
We say that we are living in a civilized society and are against every crime. But
from that incident I don’t think we are. The onlookers were not civilized as they
didn’t raise any voice against the crime that was happening in front of their eyes.
The students were not civilized either. Even me, I was not acting like civilized
citizen because everyone including myself kept silence and did not tried to intervene.
Tenod Raji Tamin
Passing through miserable time
I on behalf of SSA teaching fraternity would like to express our misery and sorrow
in the column of your esteemed daily. We are struggling to meet our day because we
have not been paid our salary for last many months.
Being a teacher we don’t have any other source to meet our livelihood other than
getting salary. We are facing immense misery and sorrow in this Christmass and New
Year time. It is the time when people celebrate with friends and family members.
But in case of us we are tense and have no money to spend. My earnest request is
that please release our salary in this festive month, so that we can at least spend
some amount on our children and family members like other people do.
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