ANINI, Feb 6: The Ambolin bridge over Dri River that was washed away on March 18,
2010, has been rebuilt finally. With the reconstruction of the bridge, lifeline
of Anini, the normal road communication along the Roing-
Since last eight months, there were pressure from all quarters on the Border Roads Organization (BRO) to restore the road link as early as possible.
All Idu Mishmi Students Union (AIMSU) in a statement today thanked Mukut Mithi, Rajya Sabha MP for his consistent effort in pursuing at the ministry level for early restoration of the Bailey bridge.
However, expressing apprehension on the quality of work, AIMSU Secretary Rajiv Mihu has demanded for an investigation team to assess the quality of work done on the bridge.
“It has been observed that the quality of work by BRO is not satisfactory”, said the union. “We are unsure if this newly built bridge will last again?”
Acknowledging the effort put by District administration in restoring essential services in Anini, the union has appealed all the Govt officials posted at Anini to return back. Since several months, the town faced continues power cuts.
On Jan last, Anini DC Abu Tayeng with his team undertook a social service at Chini-
PASIGHAT, Feb 6: Follow the ideals of "The Lady with the Lamp" said the state health
minister Tanga Byaling today on the occasion of Capping Ceremony of 41st batches
of ANM trainees of Training & Research Centre Pasighat, held at the general hospital,
He further said that nursing is one of the important aspects of health care services and trainees should extend their best services to the society and the needy patients in particular.
He advised the trainees to maintain dignity and added that people always reward those, who serve the society with dedication, sincerity discipline. While congratulating the Jt. Director Health Services (T&R), Pasighat Dr. Kabang Lego and his team of doctors and staffs for achieving ISO Certification, the minister commented that the Pasighat General Hospital was the best in the state and known for its cleanliness and esteemed services.
Byaling appealed the doctors maintain same tempo and sincerity in delivering services to humanity. He suggested the authorities to take care of infrastructural development on priority instead of equipment upgradation and also to utilize all the developmental funds judiciously and assured to extend his helps as health minister for betterment of the hospital in future too.
Guest of Honour, Education Minister Bosiram Siram congratulating the trainees for successful completion of their training said that nurses are in high demand in the state and the entire country for their noble services.
Though a nurses cap is a part of uniform and profession, it bears prestige, universally recognized as a symbol of mankind and allows the patients to quickly identify in the hospitals, Siram commented.
Taking privilege on the occasion, Siram urged the youths to dream big and work hard to realize their dreams instead of taking the path of agitation and bandh calls. Siram further said that mere acquiring a degree is useless unless a person gains quality education to qualify in certain specific area.
Earlier, the Deputy Commissioner Onit Panyang stressed on cleanliness, dedication, sincerity and devotions.
He said uniform gives a professional look and the growth of population is compelling to strengthen the nursing profession for better health care services in the country and he hoped that the nursing institute of Pasighat should develop further so that a good reputation can be made in the region.
Jt. Director Dr. K. Lego briefed the history of the hospital and Secretary (H&FW) Itanagar Kaling Tayeng and Advisor to CM Nanom Jamoh also spoke on the occasion.
All together 66 trainees were capped and took oath on the occasion.
Among others, the Director NRHM T. Tapak, SP Alok Kumar (IPS), ADC S.C. Debnath, Dr. T. Taloh (DMO), Medical Supdt. Dr. O. Moyong and Brig. Kushal JP Arunachal Power Ltd were present.
DAPORIJO, Feb 6: With the motto of serving the people at their doorsteps, the Upper Subansiri DC A Abhayankar, DMO D Bagra, DDSE O Panor and various heads of departments and officials took the administration to Siyum, Limeking (Orak), Nacho and Taliha circles from Feb 2 to 5.
At Siyum, the public appreciated the efforts of the district administration in bringing the Govt offices at their door steps. They also got an opportunity to air their grievances during a public meeting at Pagenalo.
Infrastructure development of the Siyum ADC headquarter, proper functioning of health centre and schools in the area and fixation of fare of private cabs plying on the roads were some of the important points which were discussed in the meeting. 16 ST Certificates, 12 PRC certificates, 2 learner’s driving licences were issued, 17 gun licences were renewed and 2 new vehicles were registered during the mobile office at Siyum.
At Limeking (Orak), the heads of the departments addressed the public in a meeting. While informing about the development activities in their area, they pointed out vast scopes for animal husbandry and tourism potential in the area. The mobile office issued 27 ST certificates, 15 PRC certificates, 10 learner’s driving licences and one duplicate GB certificate.
At Nacho, the gaon burahs made a request for provision of new red coats and an increase in the honorarium in a meeting with the Govt officers and officials.
The mobile office issued 45 ST certificates, 49 PRC certificates, 6 learner’s driving licences and one duplicate GB certificate. 11 gun licences were also renewed.
At Taliha, the public of Taliha circle highlighted the difficulties in procuring LPG cylinders and also pointed out communication problems due to defunct BSNL mobile tower. The people also appealed the administration to intervene for reopening of the Rural Bank branch there. 145 ST certificates, 121 PRC certificates, 22 learner’s driving licences and 1 duplicate GB certificate were issued and 14 gun licences were renewed in the mobile office. The DC A. Abhayankar, admiring the natural beauty of the district said that there was a huge potential to develop tourism in the area. He enjoined one and all to refrain from hunting and stressed on preservation of wildlife of the area. He also appealed the public cooperate with administration for their own benefit and to see the district prosper.
Emphasis was also laid on the need for education of children and maintenance of health and hygiene by the people of the area. The DC also stressed on the need for maintenance of law and order and advised the Gaon Buras play active role in maintaining law and order in the villages.
Along with the mobile office of the district administration, health and awareness camps on the Total Sanitation Campaign were organized by the officials of respective department. A total of 146 patients were checked and free medicines provided to them by the medical team. Students in various schools were provided with notebooks and pencils and books, teaching aids and sports equipments. The DC also inspected mini hydel projects at Limeking and Ayangmori and other projects underway in the area. DIPRO
Tapak among six Arunachalees to represent India
ITANAGAR, Feb 6: Karate player Tarh Tapak, winner of many a medals at national and
regional level competitions, is among six Arunchalees selected to represent India
at NSFK Asian Karate-
Tapak, an Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawan presently posted at Dehradun, won many a medals at national and regional level competitions since 2003.
He won a gold and a silver medal each in 2003 and 2004 edition of All India Karate
Tournament conducted by Japan Karate Association of India in Mumbai and a silver
at Panaji, Goa in 2005. He bagged a gold in 19th North East Sports Festival at Guwahati
in 2005, a gold and a bronze in 21st edition of the sports festival held in Gangtok,
Sikkim, in 2007, 3 gold in All India Black Belt Open Championship held in Orissa
in 2007, a silver in South Asia Karate Championship at Manipur in 2007. He also won
2 silver and a bronze medals in All India Karate-
He is also a member of the state Karate team for the 34th National Games beginning at Ranchi, Jharkhand from February 12. Other members selected from Arunachal Pradesh for the Colombo event are, Dongro Dodum, Tage Saa, Ellah Menjo, Chunnu Sangno and Debia Yakap.
(Correction: The name of Tarh Tapak was wrongly published as Tam Tapik in an earlier news item published on February 4)
ITANAGAR, Feb 6: Along with the rest of their community, the Karbi community of Kokila area under Balijan circle celebrated the 52nd enlightenment day of Hemphu Lokhimon, a religious and spiritual guru at Kokila Karbi Lokhimon temple in a befitting manner today.
Speaking on the occasion as chief guest, Parliamentary Secretary, Industries, Nabam Rebia advised the Karbi people to promote and preserve own tradition and culture and also urged the Karbi and Chakma communities living in the area to maintain peace and harmony.
He further advising them to grow more vegetables calls for preservation of flora and fauna and assured all possible help to the Karbi and Chakma communities of Kokila and Holongi of Arunachal Pradesh.
Meanwhile, responding to an appeal, Rebia suggested the Lokhimon temple committee to draft or prepare an estimate for the renovation and development of the temple and added that the movement of Karbi people regarding ST recognition and issue of PRC will be taken up with the higher authority.
Further, taking serious note over the poor road connectivity, he said “the village road connectivity is shown as connected in record”.
However, he expressed his desire to construct proper road connectivity under a centrally sponsored scheme and also assured to take up the proposed recreational centre at Chakma area with the higher authority.
ZPM Kabak Takam also appealed the Karbi community to maintain peaceful co-
The ZPM assured to construct a public toilet near Lokhimon temple within March and further assured for creation of Anganwadi centre at Kokila and a new school in Chakma village of Balijan circle.
He further lamented over the non fulfillment of developmental assurances and commitments made in Kokila village in recent past by many public leaders and urged the leaders to cooperate and extend help to the villagers in developmental activities.
The Karbi and Chakma cultural troops presented cultural items on the occasion, besides these literary and sports events were also conducted to befit the celebration.
Many government official, PRIs, GBs, public and students attended the programme.
DIRANG,Feb 6: True to his election agenda of all-
Announcing a comprehensive package for all round development of the villages, Phurpa announced for construction of a new girl’s hostel at M.E School Menchang under MSDP, Inspection Bunglow at Phudung, renovation of Primary School at Dungmanba, construction of link road from IB to village, and maintenance of regular water supply among others.
Stressing that fruits of development should percolate down to the grassroots, Phurpa appealed, ‘Let us not politicize development agenda and we should all join hands together irrespective of party lines for our better tomorrow and future’.
West Kameng deputy commissioner Rinchin Tashi emphasized on health, education and preservation of wild life. ‘Change is inevitable and local people of the area should phase out traditional jhum cultivation system and focus more on cultivation of cash crops which is more feasible and remunerative in the area’, he opined. Appreciating the local MLA for his special attention on development of the village, ASM Dorjee Tsering informed that now PDS items including rice and sugar were made available at their doorsteps unlike earlier times. ‘Earlier we used to go down to Dirang which is at a distance of 67 kms to collect our PDS items spending a considerable amount as transportation cost. Also, now we have regular water supply at our village, he informed, while urging for posting of a Hindi teacher at M.E School Menchang and construction of a PHC in the village.
On the occasion, all the HoD’s highlighted their departments and schemes available while senior public leaders including both the ZPM’s also spoke about the need of development truly percolating down to the grassroots irrespective of party lines. Also, a civic action programme by SSB, BOP Phudung that involved distribution of school stationeries and play items, and a medical camp including Dental check up by CHC Dirang was also organized for the first time in the area which was a huge hit with the villagers.
ITANAGAR, Feb 6: The Inter-
The NERIST students from various states of the North East and other states are representing their respective state in the tournament being organized by the NERIST Arunachal Pradesh Students Association (NAPSA).
In the inaugural match Arunachal team defeated Maghalaya by 2-
Late Tadar Eachu was the first batch student of NERIST in 1986. He passed away in 1989. The tournament is being sponsored by E & K Enterprise, Naharlagun.
ITANAGAR, Feb 6: All Arunachal Youth Association (AAYA) in association with its Lower Subansiri district unit organized a tree plantation cum awareness campaign on illegal hunting, fishing and tree felling at Govt Hr Secondary school ground, Yazali on Feb 5.
The chief guest of the function Nila Mohanan, Lower Subansiri DC, called upon the pachayat leaders, gaons burahs and youth to play a crucial role in preserving the flora and fauna of the state. “We should not damage the environment in the name of development”, she said.
“We are the main enemy of environment,” said the guest of honour and DFO Hibu Tadi. He exhorted the youth and villagers to save environment.
Forest Range officer Raya Plago spoke on the climate change while AAYA president Yuwa Bullet stressed on the need of mass tree plantation programme in all the districts to fight global warming and ecological imbalance.
The association with active cooperation from Forest department and Arunachal Parayavaran Rakshak Sanghathan (APRS) distributed sapling to the public to mark the occasion.
Ajay K. Tripathy
Naveen Chawla, former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India, was probably the
Since there was a controversy before Chawla becomes the CEC, mainly due to BJP’s objection, so I was thinking that we are going to meet a difficult person. However, soon after his arrival he humbled everyone by apologizing for being little late as he could not say no to the sisters, followers of Mother Teresa, who waited for him on the way. Dr. S. Bhattacharjee, Director of the institute while introducing the speaker mentioned that Mother Teresa once addressed the CMC community from the same dais and it’s a pleasant coincidence that the author of Mother Teresa's biography would also be doing it.
In his address the former CEC mentioned the procedures of conducting general elections
and the technicalities associated during polling as well as before and after the
elections. He appreciated how the Commission learnt from several good and innovative
practices being initiated by the young officers at district levels while conducting
general elections. I’m sure while telling these he had in his mind about the highly
Being a retired IAS officer; Chawla perfectly knew that delivering lecture in CMC
is not that difficult than handling questions of the genius. First to ask was a MBBS
final year student and he shoot three questions about dynasty politics, age-
What made us more serious was his appeal on reducing plastic-
I entered the auditorium with listening mood, due to viral fever; however, before
the vote of thanks began senior Professors gave me the microphone to put the last,
but not the least, question. Chawla took nearly ten minutes in responding to my question
on complex issues related with the public-
(Tripathy is a Health Economics and Policy scholar at CMC, Vellore. He can be reached at email@example.com)
Anini and her never ending problems
I would like to share, the problems again with the people of Anini. I am amazed about the insensitivity of our MPs or MLAs towards the never ending problem of the people for whom they are elected. The lone Government Higher Secondary of the district is running without adequate Senior Teachers since last 15 years. The post of Principal and Vice Principal are vacant for many years. Despite verbal assurance from the Education Minister and the visit of Director, School Education to Anini bore no fruit till today. This is not just an accusation, anyone can check with the official records.
The District Hospital is being run with a skeleton staff and a lone Doctor without any medicine. Most of the patients die on the way while going to Roing for further diagnosis and treatment. Recently, the AIMSU also locked the DMO’s office for about a week in protest but it hardly created any impact on the local leadership or state leadership. People can only expect miracle for their treatment.
The condition of the power supply is same despite all the assurance and visits of high dignitaries.
Seeing the strategic importance of Anini Internationally, as our AAPSU friends has rightly said, the BRTF Road to Anini should be immediately improved. The BRTF Anini road quality is the worst of all in the whole state. But, that seems a distant dream for us because just to complete a bailey bridge (Which is built overnight during emergencies) took almost a year.
One most important appeal, I want to make to His Excellency, The Governor of A.P. and Chief Minister and the entire machineries of the state government including the power developers in the district to stick to the original plan of proposed 2 lane highway under SARDP to Anini, as it will lessen the total distance of 70 – 80 kms. This will enable the road to be cut through hard rock thereby resulting in all weathered road presently going through all sinking zone. Any objection arising out due to deviation of road from any other area, a link road to National Highway the road which already exist may be broadened and converted to 2 lane. The level and gradation of road has to be ascertained depending on coming up of Hydro Power Projects.
Why our local representative is keeping mum? Why does he fear in addressing the problems of his own constituency? Is leadership all about having enough money, getting ticket of ruling party for guaranteed win and doing nothing for 20 years because we have only 3500 voters and one can do the same in every election?
Truly, we are very much indebted to all, specially to the individual writers, NGO’s, the Editors of various dailies and specially Takam Tatung, President AAPSU and his team for continuous concern and care showered to the cause of people of Dibang Valley.
I must also earnestly request, the Idu Mishmi brethren to understand that, our development graph is going backward. Also our Idu Mishmi brethren who are in the ruling party are equal sufferers. Instead of obstructing and spreading rumor regarding the students and public protest as instigated by the opposition, I request them to raise voice and impress upon state leadership to solve the crisis on humanitarian ground.
Anini, (on email)
Politics as a business
This is in response to “Callous letter” dated 3rd January written by ASM Yemsing Khabang Tapok.
Tapok appears to be an ardent supporter of Tabin Taki, so he has condemned the write up of Angel Tamut.
The Writing of A. Tamut besides being very mature, regarding Tabin Taki deserves appreciation for his guts to call spade a spade. Indeed today in our state, political leaders are dealing Politics as a business, not for the cause of public. See the present state of affair of our government. Attempts after attempt is made by its own soldiers to topple the government. But the soldiers being always hungry shall return home to eat the crams of bread that shall be thrown to them. Nothing serious, Politics is a lucrative business for them. Modus operandi is simple; Make hues and cry, take money to stay silent.
Indeed leaders who are not constant in a single party should be out rightly rejected by the public.
Tabin Taki is also such a political personality of Pangin Boleng. He too often changes party. This time he quit NCP under health ground and immediately joined BJP. Tomorrow he will switch over to another party telling that he has catch cold.
Opposition leader in democracy should be steadfast and defendable. Optimism and vigilance should be their watchword.
Far from that, the recent maneuver of Tabin Taki is apparently Political Opportunism. He resigned from NCP on health ground, but instantly joined BJP. Is BJP going to make him healthy? Public may be silent, but not fool.
I wonder what face Taki would present before the public of Pangin-
Khabang Tapok seems to be wrong in coining Tabin Taki as “a moon blooming from crescent to full”. In fact from his recent venture, he is very fit to be called as a total eclipse. Defending an immoral person is also an immorality, because purposeful wrong act cannot be justified with circumstances.
Nirjuli, (on email)
Is BJP a diagnostic centre?
It is in response to the letter dated 03 Feb’ “A callous Letter” written by one Khabang Tapok. I would like to inform Mr. Tapok that I write in my real name.
Secondly, the reason of my making the assertion of Political Opportunism against Tabin Taki was simple. Taki gave his resignation from the primary and active membership of NCP party citing health ground only. Accordingly he quit the post of State Unit General Secretary (Election). There was no other problem whatsoever as per his statement. If his health were so poor as to compel him to jilt the NCP, why did he join BJP at once? Is BJP a diagnostic centre? Any prudent man would call quitting a party without any grievances OR reason whatsoever and joining another party right away as “Political Opportunism”.
But unfortunately it is an acceptable Politiking culture to Khabang Tapok, the ASM of Yemsing village. He believes such flexibly switching across parties as “dawn lit to new season of progress”. I congratulate Khabang for the progress and prosperity he shall reap, but I as a prudent man shall always call such act as Political Opportunism.
What I have written is based on the statement and conduct of Taki, nothing less nothing more. The sequence I cited about Taki’s frequent shifting of political allegiance in past were absolutely true. Regarding Khabang’s allegation that I have written the letter under the pressure of some vested interest Political leaders, I kindly inform him that Politics is not my bread and butter. I simply love to write about wrongs, and that’s what I have done about Taki. There is nothing personal; wrong means wrong, public knows that. Why should we take up writing in favour of someone silly? That shows that you don’t have impartial opinion. Taki is a frequent party jilter, is a truth howsoever bitter that may. His being perpetual in any party cannot be expected.
I would like to appreciate the All Arunachal Pradesh Students union for lodging strong
protest against issue of stapled visa by the Chinese embassy. We hope that the meeting
of All Arunachal Pradesh Student Union’s delegation with Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan
Singh will solve the decades-
And we hope that the central government will put its sincerest efforts to solve the stapled visa issue at the earliest.
Bajrang Lal Pancharia
Naharlagun, (on email)
Apropos to news published on Feb 3rd and 4th on sexual abuse of children of VKV Jairampur
school is heart touching and condemnable from all section of the societies. This
is the rarest of rare of news for the Tribal people of state. It is practice of un-
The school is for learning good things and prepare children for future challenges. Parents send their school to hostel with a better hope for the future.
Therefore, I would like to request the school management teams of VKV and VKV School parents Association to look into the matter seriously. All Girls boarding school of VKV in Arunachal Pradesh should be handled by women staffs only.
N.Tamar, (on email)
Where is NE?
This is in reference to Kajal Chatterjee's letter "Rabindra and his legacy" (4 Feb).
I do not have anything to say against Rabindranath Tagore. We all are aware of his nationalism, Universal brotherhood, global peace and upliftment of human values. We all salute this great man.
My only question to Kajol Chatterjee is that why in the National Anthem written by Tagore, there was no mention of Assam or any NE State?
Itanagar, (on email)
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
Illegal hunting, fishing banned
ITANAGAR, Feb 6: The Gaon Burahs, Panchayat leaders and general public of Keko Panchayat
under Pakke Kessang circle in East Kameng district in a recent meeting held
at Keko unanimously resolved not to allow the outsiders to carry out illegal hunting,
poaching, fishing and collection of forest products within the Pakke-
The members present in the meeting also stressed on maintaining peaceful co-
Award for Bagang
ITANAGAR, Feb 6: ChayangTajo MLA Karya Bagang has been nominated for North Eastern Golden Achiever Award and Mahila Shree Award by the Friendship Forum of India, New Delhi. The Awards are conferred to prominent individuals in recognition of their outstanding contributions as politicians, social workers and other choicest fields. Bagang will receive the Award in a glittering function to be held at New Delhi on Feb 13. The Awards carry Gold Medal with the certificate of excellence and certificate of felicitation.
Hostel burnt to ashes
ITANAGAR: A privately run hostel was burnt to ashes in a devastating fire mishap at Kamba near Donyi Polo Government College, Kamki, at around 6.20 pm yesterday.
Six students have lost their all belongings in the devastating fire accident out of which 3 students, namely Henrik Bam, Dagi Ori and Mopi Doke have lost their educational documents, according to All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU).
A private residence of Tumge Noshi, G.B of Ruyi Village was also burnt to ashes in the fire accident.
More than 80 college students were residing in the hostel, AAPSU said and urged the authorities concerned to provide immediate relief to the victims.
All West Siang District Students’ Union also appealed to the West Siang DC as well as the state government to immediately provide relief package to all students, owner of the private hostel and the private residence.
ITANAGAR: The XIIth election of the All Nyishi Students Union will be held at Seppa
in East Kameng district with five-
PWD and UD Minister Nabam Tuki and Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjoy would attend the inaugural function as chief guest and guest of honour respectively on Feb 18.
Weightlifter and gold medal winner Yukar Sibi, drummer and 1st runner up in the India
Got Talent Khoj-
Goi passes away
ITANAGAR: The Galo Welfare Society West Siang unit, the Memo Ao Welfare Society and Paktu Welfare Society deeply mourned the demise of Goi Bagra, who died yesterday at Higi Bagra after prolonged illness.
Late Higi served the society as ZPM, Aalo from 1981-
ITANAGAR, Feb 6:Ha Tatu and Rechi Kagung have been selected as chief patron and
convenor of the All Kurung Kumey Karate Do-
ITANAGAR, Feb 6: Nyamo Bagra, general secretary, All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF), West Siang district unit, has resigned from the post alleging improper functioning of the Federation and its failure to fulfill the objectives.
Meanwhile, Jumjo Ete has been appointed as new secretary general of All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF), West Siang district unit.
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