Escalating prices and common citizens
Through Your daily I would like to criticize the rising prices of essential commodities.
Rising Prices is becoming an acute problem these days. One has to live from hand
to mouth. It has made difficult for everyone to meet both ends. It has forced people
to live a miserable life. Necessities are being sold at a great price. The hardest
hit is the common man, that is, the average consumers and the below average consumers
or we can say the middle class people and the poor people. Due to price rise, the
purchase of essential commodities like pulses, rice, sugar or medicines etc is beyond
the reach of one’s pocket. Not only the price is increased for the essential commodities,
but also gasoline prices, crude oil prices, diesel prices are also rising high day
by day. While Petrol prices has risen six times since June-
Naharlagun (on email)
I would like to lay down few points regarding continuous hiking of petrol rate in
India. It is surprising that within 4-
When petrol and Diesel's rate is hiked then automatically the rate of other goods will be hiked on the pretext of transportation charges. Price raise directly affect all the people except government.
It’s really a funny game of government of India. If they want to retain power in future then they must think twice and control continuous price rise.
Otherwise they need not expect the vote of poor in future.
Itanagar, (on email)
A commendable effort
We the Kargu Kardi Students' Union (KKSU) do heartily welcomes the 'Free Medical
and Health Awareness Camp' organized by the Kargu Kardi Welfare Society (KKWS) in
collaboration with the State Health and Family Welfare Department and Rama Krishna
Mission Hospital, Itanagar, which is being scheduled at Darak in West Siang from
This is the first of this kind of health camp ever being held at any remote or outpost area of the entire West Siang District and it will be a great privilege for the poor people of Darak and its adjacent areas where even basic medical facilities are barely available.
We are greatly to the society for coming up with such programs and plans for the welfare of the rural people.
We do appeal the public especially of the Darak circle to cooperate the KKWS team to make it a successful one.
The union members will be there to render volunteer support. Also we do appeal the
PWD Yomcha and RWD Aalo Division to maintain the Darak-
The creamy layer
I would like to share my views on the ongoing tussle between the Arunachal Teachers
Association (ATA) and the APCSOA -
I don’t understand why APSCOA is so hell-
As a cream of the society they should learn to accommodate the feelings and frustrations of other Government servants too.
As a cream of the society, I request them from keeping office peons/chowkidars/Load Carriers as personal manservant at home, when most of them are not entitled to these benefits. Its a gross violation of human rights and affront to the personal dignity of those unfortunate Government servants who are misused by their superiors.
The collection of unnecessary charges, for which no receipt is given mostly by the District Administration for forms or for merely putting a judicial stamp on paper amounting to crores of rupees for the past many years need to be made auditable by the Accountant General, Itanagar and accountable to the general public. Why should they tax the Scheduled Tribe people of the state when the Union Government has given us a waiver? What for the OE/OC grants every year given to the officers for stationery support?
Of course there are a few truant officers in the Education Department: But what about
It is not to suggest that the entire APCS fraternity should be blamed for that biggest theft in the history of Arunachal Pradesh. In fact I agree that APCS officers are a special elite team like the Swiss Guards recruited to protect the life of the Pope at Rome; they are efficient, diligent and fit to serve.
APCS officers, especially the ones recruited in the last few years, are contemporary and the best of the best. It will be a loss on us if their talent and efficiency is not utilized to the maximum.
At the same time, I should add professional people like the Doctors and Engineers should not be sidelined. Remember, they were the better students than the most in the 10 and 10+2 level and got into Medical and Engineering colleges to most of our envy then !
In this utopian world, all the top university and colleges will be taught by the cream of the society, whose sole criteria for judging talent and skill in a human being will be to pass the civil service exam. That is where life starts or ends for our sons and daughters who need not look beyond the narrow purview of its monopolistic world.
Itanagar, (on email)
AAPSU’s lost agenda
By supporting the point called "The Bangladeshi Factor" published on 16th Jan in your daily, I would like to write my views about the role of AAPSU(All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union) in the state. We really appreciate the role of AAPSU particularly present leaders for the welfare of students body as well as state.
The Motto of AAPSU was to drive out refugees like Chakmas, Hajongs, Tibetans etc, from the state in early "80's. In these movement innocent students from Govt Higher Sec School Nyapin, our beloved brother Late Kipa Kachey sacrificed his life and many more were critically injured when the CRPF marched inside the hostel and fired at those who tired to escape. After all these happenings the agenda called Refugees has merely lost forever. Nothing has come out.
Only tears, memories and pains are left with the parents of innocent students who sacrificed and lost everything in the movement.
I want to ask whether the AAPSU has sold this agenda. Is it true that students leaders are only interested in those subject which help them become an MLA, MP?
If not so it is my humble request to our present AAPSU leaders to revive these decade long agenda.
K. Kame (on email)
Help fight a cause
This is to inform the mute public that RTI activist Payi Gyadi has done a wonderful job by unearthing the corruption in education department, East Kameng District. The arrest of concerned officials is a good example shown by him as to how voice be raised without compromising attitude.
But, it is came to be known that several people including MLA, officers and students' leaders are trying to pursue him for compromising this case. This is not a good sign of a healthy society.
Also, it is come to know through some reliable resources that investigating officials sent by the directorate are trying to influence the material evidence and make those culprits a scapegoat.
Let me remind that trying to collude is not an easy task and we have a group that are determined to let judiciary punish all those culprits who are siphoning public money.
Once again, I request all the statue like public and students' body to come forward and support the man who is fighting for common cause. If the facilities of education will be good enough, we can provide better education to our village child. Education is the foundation of the future of society.
Lets stand upright!!
Delhi, (on email)
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ITANAGAR, Jan 19: Death of veteran politician and prominent social worker of state
Mallo Tarin who passed early this morning has shocked everyone. He had been unwell
for quite some time and the end came around 4.25 am in presence of his wife DC Mihu
Mallo, daughter Indira Mallo, son Mallo Tado, daughter-
In his early days, late Tarin worked as a Nyishi dialect translator cum-
He contested as BJP candidate in the 11th Lok Sabha Elections held in May 1996 from
Meanwhile various political parties including ruling Congress and BJP has expressed sadness over his demise. Remembering immense contribution of late Tarin towards establishment of party in state, BJP, while mourning his death stated that it will be hard to fill the void left by him. Meanwhile, state BJP leaders led by party national general secretary Tapir Gao paid last respect to the departed leader at Naharlagun. Arunachal Pradesh Congress committee has termed his death as irreparable loss to the state and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has expressed sorrow over death of late Tarin and described him as role model for many present generation youths for his contribution to state of Arunachal. Nyishi Elite Society while condoling death of late Tarin prayed to the almighty to bestow enough strength to family members to bear the irreparable loss.
Indian National Trade Union (INTUC), State Secretary General Jalley Sonam also expressed deep shock over the untimely demise of a veteran Nyishi leader Mallo Tarin.
He prayed almighty god to bestow enough strength to the bereaved family members to bear the irreparable loss and also prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed his condolence message to the bereaved family members.
ITANAGAR, Jan 19: Londa Hydro Project Downstream Immediate Affected Peoples’ Forum
(LHPDIAPF) while welcoming the construction of 225MW Londa hydro-
The Forum recently organized an awareness campaign highlighting the merits and de-
Lota Singhi, chairman of the Forum explained that since the area falls under highly active seismic zone proper investigation must be conducted before constructing the dam. He appealed GMR to work systematically in a disciplined manner without harming flora and fauna of the area. Development without disaster’ being the motto of the Forum, Singhi said that people will fight against all such activities which may hurt the sentiment and interest of the affected people. He appealed to the authority to be very cautious in this regard. Singhi, meanwhile, urged villagers to avoid the practice fishing by using explosives in rivers to avoid water pollution as well as to avoid mass destruction of aquatic animals.
The local people of the affected areas hoped that construction of the hydro power project will provide them with job and bring some changes in developmental front.
Beijing, Jan 19 : China yesterday officially launched its state-
The map called 'Map World' displayed on the Internet in Chinese language is already being used in I phone and other mobile and Internet user applications in China.
It shows Arunachal Pradesh that China has always claimed as "southern Tibet" as part of its territory. The map makes no specific mention of southern Tibet but its shows China's borders covered up to Arunachal Pradesh.
The Aksai Chin area, which India asserts as part of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir has been included by the map as part of China's Xinjiang province.
Both areas are part of the border dispute being negotiated between the two countries, which so far have held 14 rounds of talks.
The map, however, displays the Line of Control (LOC) in Kashmir region acknowledging the both sides of the areas respectively under the control of India and Pakistan.
The unresolved border issue has been a simmering issue in Sino-
The online mapping service called MAP WORLD is meant to offer an "authoritative,
credible and unified" online mapping service, state-
Search engine Google entered into a confrontation with the Chinese Govt over issues of censorship and hacking and also closed down its operations in the mainland for a brief period.
China then launched a blistering attack on Google and quietly began work on its own search engine. China is the biggest Internet market with more than 400 million users.
‘No Chinese intrusion from across the India-
Chief of Army Staff Gen V K Singh has said there has been no penetration by the Chinese
from across the India-
Terming claims of it as 'media hype', the Army Chief said such occurrences were blown out of proportion because our media over reacted on sensitive issues. The Chinese media , on the other hand, was under control and did not do what their counterparts were doing in India, he said at a press conference yesterday at Ambala.
He also said that although there were 1 to 5 million maps on which boundary line had been drawn there was no line on the land which could be called a boundary line.
WAKRO, Jan 19: It was a memorable day for Apnes who were invited to the prestigious Dinjan Military Station yesterday. Geeta Katoch and Maj.Gen
G.S.Katoch, VSM warmly received the girls with ASSET delegation in the DAH house. Geeta Katoch let them explore the DAH house. The GOC also led the children and the team atop the Dah tree house where he discussed about education in Arunachal Pradesh.
He opined that the government agencies and organizations like the ASSET must put in more efforts to improve the quality of education. He also informed that he had visited the Sarada Mission girls’ school in Khonsa and was happy to find great efforts being put up by the teachers and staffs of the school. The GOC further assured that the Army will always be willing to support any good cause and work.
The ASSET chairman informed the Convenor Dah FWO and the General Officer Commanding of the Dah division that the quality time spent by officers of the Indian Army especially of the 82 Mountain Brigade and the DAH division has made a marked difference in the lives of many rural children. The fruitful interaction with Army officers has a very positive impact in young minds and their confidence level has gone up desirably, he added. The Chairman ASSET also assured the GOC that he will not find ASSET wanting in serving the people and society. The Apnes also greeted Col. Chouhan, CO 26 MLI and Brig. Vikal Sahni, Commander Lohit Brigade on the Army Day.
Geeta Katoch informed the delegation that a senior statesman and a retired General of the Army has adopted an Arunachali child. She further expressed hope that more government authorities will also come forward to ensure that the children in North East especially in the border state of Arunachal Pradesh receive good education. The Katoch duo were delighted to learn that personalities like Dr. Syeda Hameed, Member Planning Commission, Jija Madhavan Hari Singh, DGP, Karnataka, Filmmakers Dipti Bhalla and Kunal Verma, Robin Hibu, IPS, Prashant Lokhande, Ameya Abhyankar, IAS, the print media in Itanagar and host of committed leaders were keenly supporting education in rural Arunachal.
The children also visited the War Memorial built in honour of the brave soldiers
who laid down their lives in the 1962 war and various counter insurgency operations.
The girls also saw the Howitzer guns of the WW-
ITANAGAR, Jan 19: The flood of 11th June 2000 still remains afresh leasing out fears
among the people of Pasighat Township. The so called flash flood out-
Ramro Lake is situated near the National Highway 52A between the places named 2 Mile
and 5 mile of Pasighat-
With the passing of times, the Ramro Lake is zooming to become the paradise of varieties
of fishes and birds. For few people of Pasighat Township, the location has become
a place of good recreation/ pastime. It would be a good location for the development
of aquaculture. This lake has the potential to fulfill the fish requirement of East
Siang District, which currently depend upon other states for the supply of the fishes.
With numerous migratory birds flocking around, the lake could also be developed as
a bird sanctuary. As far as the know-
The lake is totally unexplored as far as its aquatic diversity and water quality analysis are concerned. As for the bird species visiting the lake a good ornithologist is highly recommended for ornithological studies. Therefore, this lake deserves top priority from the National Institutions of Fisheries as well as Birds.
The need of the time out and out calls for preservation of these rare fish and bird species. My appeal to the Government of the Arunachal Pradesh is to immediately ban fishing and hunting in this lake and its periphery. I implore on the visitors to the lake not to throw human waste hither and thither, especially polythene goods.
ITANAGAR, Jan 19: Rangfraa Faith Promotion Society (RFPS) has alleged that Central
Rangfraa Administrative Council (CRAC) received an official order from W. Chaktey,
Central Intelligence Officer (C.I.O.) NSCN-
It further said that during an emergency meeting of Central Rangfraa Administrative Council Bodies called on Jan 15 at Changlang, the representative of Kothung village explained that the villagers didn’t obey the NSCN order after which Priest and Secretary of Rangfraa Administrative Council (RAC) of Kothung village were summoned to their designated Camp vide their letter dated Jan 11.
Religious practice, according to Rangfraism, is a God-
Arunachal at the Nationals
ITANAGAR, Jan 19: Kr. Hillang Agapi (Class IX) and Kr. Dongche Bapu (Class X) of
VKV Sher represented Arunachal Pradesh at National Level for Science Exhibition under
the topic ‘Agriculture and Technology’ with sub-
BJP leader on China tour
ITANAGAR, Jan 19: BJP President Nitin Gadkari leaves for Beijing tonight on a five-
Gadkari’s delegation includes party general secretaries Thawarchand Gehlot & Vijay Goel, joint organizing secretary Saudan Singh, Secretaries Laxman Kova and Arti Mehra, his political associate Vinay Sahasrabuddhe and joint convener of the party’s foreign affairs cell Vijay Jolly.
ITANAGAR, Jan 19: Karpe Riba and Bomkar Gara have been appointed as president and general secretary of the All Arunachal Pradesh Motor Transport Workers Union (AAPMTWU)’s West Siang, Upper Siang and Upper Subansiri district units.
The Election Commission of the National Students Union of India (NSUI), New Delhi has appointed Subu Ganku from Lower Subansiri district as returning officer of NSUI internal election for Uttar Pradesh with effect from Jan 16 to Feb 3.
Church dedication prog.
ITANAGAR, Jan 19: Arunachal Pradesh Forest Corporation vice chairman Jabring Venia
and East Kameng district TMC president Rojo Cheda have consented to be chief guest
and guest of honour of the Church dedication programme at Pipu HQ on Feb 13. Evan.
Jackey Tayung, Missionary A-
Training in Food Processing under REDP
Itanagar, Jan 19: The one month training programme for 30 trainees on Food Processing
under REDP sponsored by NABARD and organized by the AMYAA (NGO) based at Namphai-
Secretary AMYAA R. K. Paul Chawang, highlighted the number of food processed items
that will be taught to the trainees during the course of the training. He said that
through food processing ordinary agri-
ITANAGAR, Jan 19: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee president has approved the
Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda
ITANAGAR, Jan 19: Joint General Secretary of Vivekananda Kendra T. Kishor was in Itanagar and briefed the meeting of a few associated members of Vivekananda Kendra in presence of Dr. Joram Begiji, and Rinchin Dorjee, member about the forthcoming 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.
The year 2013 January 12 to 2014 January 12 will be celebrated as “wake up Bharat! enlighten the world” by Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari all over India especially in Arunachal Pradesh. The current year 2011 and next 2012 will be used for the necessary preparations to observe this significant occasion in befitting manner.
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