2011

January  - 23

News Highlights

GB foundation day

ITANAGAR, Jan 22: 8th GBs foundation day of Papum Pare district unit was celebrated at Sangdupota circle headquarter, upper Balijan on January 20 last.

The new executive committee of the association was also constituted with Nabam Darmo and Teli Hid as president and general secretary respectively.

 

Appointment

ITANAGAR, Jan 22: Toko Loma, Toko Chada and Pei Obi have been selected as chairman, vice-chairman and general secretary of Talo Nyokum Celebration Committee 2011.  

 

Media houses lift boycotton official Press releases

ITANAGAR: Media houses in Arunachal Pradesh have lifted the month-long boycott on official press releases, functions and programmes.

The boycott had been called by Arunachal Press Club (APC) and Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalist (APUWJ) since December 21 last in protest against assault on two media persons.

 

NCP concerned over Tirap situation

ITANAGAR: Expressing concern over prevailing tense situation in Tirap, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Arunachal Pradesh unit has urged the state home minister to visit the trouble-torn district and take appropriate measures to contain the present situation to bring back normalcy in the area.

Meanwhile, NCP lauded the efforts of CBI team to nab one of the accused in the murder of for MP Wangchw Rajkumar.

Activists ransack DC office

ANINI, Jan 22: Irate student activists of All Idu Mishmi Students Union (AIMSU) on Friday ransacked several office chambers of DC office at Anini. The Deputy Commissioner is reportedly out of station.

A report from Anini said the students are agitated over government’s failure to respond to situation in the district headquarter.

The district headquarter has been facing shortages of power supply, teachers and doctors for past several years. Many govt schools in the interior pockets have been closed down and long vacation announced. The district medical is completely non-functional.

“Even after a week of closing down of district medical office, protesting the pathetic health situation in Anini, the government hasn’t responded”, said AIMSU secretary Rajiv Mihu.

The union had last week ordered closing down of medical office at Anini alleging the failure of government to improve the health facilities in the district.

“Government has not allotted a single doctor for Anini after filling up of 200 vacant posts under NRHM.”

“The district medical has only one doctor at the station with no essential medicines and life saving drugs”, said Mihu. “The sick are forced to go 50 km far away at Etalin health centre which is run by an NGO.”

An official said the students turned violent after a public meeting between the government officials and the students union. They started ransacking the office building and furniture and targeted the chamber of the EAC in the DC office.

The union said such protest actions will continue till government responds to talk with the public of Anini on the deteriorating living condition.

“If government continues to ignore Anini, then celebration of Republic Day at the district headquarter might coincide with a mass protest”, warned the union.

 

AAPSU to knock PM’s door

ITANAGAR, Jan 22: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has decided to take 20-member delegations to Delhi to build public opinion about meek response of Centre towards Chinese claim over state of Arunachal Pradesh. The AAPSU team led by president Takam Tatung will leave for Delhi on 24th of this month.

During their stay at Delhi the AAPSU team will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, external affairs minister SM Krishna, head of various political parties and various intellectuals.

Disclosing this in a press statement, AAPSU president Takam Tatung stated, “Last year we had gone to Delhi and protested against Chinese claim but government of India is not taking the issue seriously. Again we want to knock at their door and let them know how people of this state are angry with their meek response to this whole issue.” He went on to add, “We also want to know why government of India is going easy in carrying out developmental activities in our state. Just sitting at Delhi, they give lip service and never bother to know the real problems of Arunachalees. We hope by meeting PM and other central leaders, we can apprise them of ground situation.”

Further Tatung said, “We also want to know how much Delhi government is serious about developing Arunachal and how they plan to counter Chinese claim over Arunachal.”

Meanwhile AAPSU said it will wait for response of central government before going ahead with boycott of national holidays. “For now we have shelved the idea of boycotting Republic Day celebration. After examining response of central leaders during our forthcoming visit to Delhi, we will decide our future course of action. If response is not positive, in future we will be forced to go ahead with boycott of national holidays,” said Tatung.

 

APCSOA submits memo to CM

ITANAGAR, Jan 22: Arunachal Pradesh Civil Service Officers’ Association (APCSOA) in a  memorandum to the Chief Minister demanded that the newly created DEE post should be encadred for IAS/APCS as per Government of India directives.

“The assurance of the State Government given to Arunachal Teachers’ Association (ATA) regarding handing over of the DEE post to Education cadre officers must be taken back and a notification regarding permanent encadrement of the DEE post for IAS/APCS should be issued at the earliest,” the memorandum said.

Consequently, the present DEE-cum-SPD P.N.Thungon must be allowed to continue in the same post.

The memorandum also demanded time-bound scale for APCS officers, Super-time scale for Senior  admin grade officers, tabling of V.K.Dev Committee report, Posting of APCS -Entry Grade & Sr.Grade as Under Secretary & Dy Secretary respectively, Re-encadrement of erstwhile APCS posts, Provision for triennial cadre review of APCS Rules.

The memorandum cautioned that if no suitable action is taken to address the demands within 30 days of submission of the memorandum, APCSOA would be compelled to take other democratic means, such as mass casual leaves, boycotts and dharnas etc  to fulfill its genuine demands.

 

Likha Tabo nominated as INTUC State President

ITANAGAR, Jan 22: Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) National President Ambati Krishnamurthy has nominated youth leader Nilly Likha Tabo as the State President of INTUC, Arunachal unit.

The Central Working Committee of INTUC has nominated Tabo recently in New Delhi after scrutinizing his credentials as a well known youth leader of the State. Tabo has recently resigned from the post of the general secretary of All Nyishi Students Union.

In a press statement today, Tabo said that his initial duty will be to streamline the structures of the INTUC bodies in the State, firstly, by constituting executive bodies of the State encompassing all the 16 districts.

“There are many provisions enshrined in the constitution of INTUC. I will do my best so that the poor, downtrodden and suppressed class of organized and unorganized sector may get relief,” Tabo stated.  He further said that he will put his best to secure speedy improvement of conditions of work and life and of the status of the workers in industry and society.

The INTUC Arunachal unit, in the meantime, has urged   APCC president Nabam Tuki and other senior leaders to coordinate with the new team of INTUC for the greater interest of the State.

Tabo, meanwhile, has expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, INTUC National President Ambati Krishnamurthy, Vice Presidents-Dr H.N.Sharma and Ashoak Chowdhary for entrusting him with the enormous responsibility. He assured to put cent percent efforts to live up to the expectation.  

The 33 year old youth leader has BA LLB, LLM and PG Diploma in Human Rights as his educational background and has a vast experience in students’ related activities. INTUC is the trade union wing of the Indian National Congress. It was founded in May 3, 1947, and is affiliated with the International Trade Union Confederation.

 

Nyedar Namlo Raising Day in Seijosa

Seijosa, Jan 22: Nyedar Namlo Raising Day will be celebrated in a grand manner at Nyedar Namlo, Seijosa in East Kameng. Chairman of the Seijosa Nyedar Namlo informed that preparations are at full swing for the celebration. Former Deputy Chief Minister Kameng Dolo will be the chief guest and Seijosa ADC Tayk Pado will be the guest of honour respectively. Seijosa Nyedar Namlo Secretary Anand Bagang, highlighting on various programmes, has informed that all rituals associated with the Namlo will be duly performed, especially darkya (cleansing of body and soul).

 

Dedicate an institution to Mallo Tarin: ANSU

Itanagar, Jan 22: The All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) has urged the State government to dedicate a road or institution to Mallo Tarin, veteran politician and prominent social worker who died on January 19 last.

“Tarin was one of the pioneers of the State Capital establishment in 1972. Great service rendered by such towering personality should be remembered by one and all. As such, what a better way than to dedicate a road or important institution in honour of his immense contribution to the State”, suggested ANSU President Niglar Veo.  

Meanwhile, ANSU has deeply condoled the demise of the great personality and prayed to almighty to bestow enough strength for the family to bear the irreparable loss.

 

NSD graduate Riken chosen for Poland trip

ITANAGAR, Jan 22:  National School of Drama (NSD), Delhi, graduate Riken Ngomle has been chosen by NSD for Poland tour for a period of five months from March. During his stay at Poland, he will receive acting technique under the guidance of Jerzy Grotowski.

He would organize a 45 days residential theatre workshop in Likabali under NSD extension programme from February to March before leaving for Poland, .

Earlier, Riken worked with various film personalities from India and abroad and also participated in Asian Theatre Festival at Beijing, International Theatre Festival of Kerala at Kerela, Bharat Rang Mahotsav at Delhi and Threatre Zar at Poland.

 

 

AAPWU objects insertion of cm’s photograph

ITANAGAR, Jan 22: The All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union (AAPWU) has objected to the publication of calendars having photographs of the Chief Minister and Parliamentary Secretary for Labour and Land Management by the All Arunachal Pradesh Government Departmental Labours’ Union (AAPGDLU) without their prior consent.

AAPWU general secretary Changma Tajo said that the leaders of AAPGDLU is misleading the poor labourers of the state by publishing and inserting the photographs of Chief Minister and Parliamentary Secretary Labour and Land Management without their prior approval and consent in their calendar which are widely circulated in and around the capital complex and other districts of the state.

Moreover, “Benefit of the Labour” like housing loans, tools advance and marriage assistance are also published in their calendar. Whereas, their tall claims of benefits are actually implemented by the Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Constructions Workers Welfare Board, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh in order to provide social security and other welfare measures/facilities to the workers engaged in Building and Other Construction activities in the state of Arunachal Pradesh.

Tajo appealed the Registrar of Trade Union, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, to intervene and cancel the registration of the said union for the illegal act. He also appealed the authorities to check mushrooming of similar organizations, particularly those based in the State capital.

 

 

 

RKMS celebrates annual day

ITANAGAR, Jan 22: Ramakrishna Sarada Mission School (RKMS) celebrated its annual day at Khonsa recently.

Speaking on the occasion, North East Council (NEC) Member PP Srivastava described the main aim and objectives of education and advised the students to concentrate in their studies to achieve the desired goal.

Guest of honour BRTF, Commander Debashis Bhattarcharjee also spoke on the occasion. Various field events and cultural programmes were organized n the occasion.

 

 

NSS volunteers organize social service

ITANAGAR, Jan 22: The NSS Cell, NERIST organized a cleanliness drive at General Hospital, Naharlagun today.

The NSS volunteers of the institution cleaned drains, corridors and also removed ‘Pan’ stains at various corners of the hospital.

 

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