Kohima, Jan 30: A seven-
The delegation of the Arunachal Pradesh met the FNR, which is working to bring reconciliation
among all Naga rebel groups and preparing for a top level leaders meet in the mid-
FNR convener Dr Wati Aier told newsmen yesterday during their meeting with the delegation, they lamented on the spiraling violence and the condition of the people in the two districts.
The delegation, particularly pointed out while the FNR is in the process of Naga Reconciliation and bringing top leaders to meet the Nagas must be vigilant about external and internal forces that are attempting to derail the hard earned reconciliation process. UNI
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: State Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) along with district presidents and general secretaries of INTUC and its affiliated bodies All Arunachal Pradesh Workers Union (AAPWU) and All Arunachal Pradesh Motor Transport Workers Union (AAPMTU) conducted an emergency meeting under the chairmanship of State INTUC President Padi Richo yesterday.
In the meeting, the house unanimously resolved that no person can become office bearers of the INTUC without experience in trade union activities and active member of Indian National Congress.
It also resolved that the President, Secretaries and other office bearers of National, State and district are to be elected or selected by the registered members of INTUC only. If any unauthorized person(s) working against the INTUC like misleading and forming parallel organization shall be sued in the court of law and added that a case has been filed against Ambati Krishnamurthy and others at Delhi high court for misleading the INTUC.
Further, the state INTUC unit said that Richo and Sonam were appointed under the guidance of AICC President Sonia Gandhi, AICC Secretary Rahul Gandhi, Prime Minister Dr. Man Mohan Singh and National INTUC President Dr. G Sanjeeva Reddy.
And after their appointment, the State unit of INTUC is working restlessly for the welfare of the working class in the state with the blessing of high command including APCC President Nabam Tuki and Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu.
The house also appreciating the present state government for extending numerous welfare activities toward the working class of the state said that the 20,000 INTUC members of the state will continue its efforts for the welfare of working class under their guidance.
Further, the house resolved to celebrate the Silver Jubilee celebration of INTUC Arunachal Pradesh at Ziro on May 01 under the leadership of its President Padi Richo and Secretary General Jalley Sonam.
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: People’s Party of Arunachal delegate lead by its President Kamen
Ringu, and General secretaries, J K Riba and Togo Basar called on the Chief Minister
of Nagaland Neiphio Rio and Working President of Naga Peoples Front, Apong Pongener
and MLA –cum-
During the meeting the delegation further called on Rio to lead the common front as advocated by regional parties. Rio is reported to have agreed in principle.
The leaders also discussed ways to explore the possibility of common political front in the region. Meanhwile, Rio has accepted the invitation of PPA to visit Arunachal Pradesh in future to promote the regional ideology.
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: Literary luminary of Arunachal Pradesh, Mamang Dai, who has been chosen for the prestigious Padmashree award this year, arrived here from New Delhi Saturday to a rousing reception.
Members of the civil society including Adi Baane Kebang, led by ABK Papum Pare district president Feroz Modi and the Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) led by Tokong Pertin extended her a hearty welcome at Naharlagun heliport.
Dai, an active member of the APLS, would be the fourth Arunchalee to receive the fourth highest civilian award for her invaluable contributions to literature and education.
The APLS in a meeting today under the chairmanship of its president, Sahitya Akademi awardee YD Thongchi, decided to felicitate Dai at a function here on February 7 next. The APLS has urged likeminded people to be part of the Team Arunachal to congratulate her on the occasion.
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: A failed attempt to abduct Danial Teli, Member, State Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee, Rural Development, from the Tezu UD Guest House has been reported today.
It has been reported that four masked men had tried to drag Teli into their vehicle
from the Guest House at around 7-
Teli was on an official visit to Anjaw to inspect the implementation of National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) and Total Sanitation Campaign in the district. The incident took place during his stay at Tezu for another official purpose, he said. When contacted, Tezu DSP MM Gogoi told that investigation has been launched based on the FIR lodged by Teli which was addressed to SP, adding that the case is likely to be registered in a day or two. He, however, refused to elaborate further.
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: A team of representatives from various NGOs of Arunachal Pradesh visited the different Self Help Group (SHG), farmers club and DRDA office of Pune, during their exposure tour from Jan 23 to 25. The program was organized by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Itanagar and was sponsored by North Eastern Council (NEC), Shillong.
B. Rocket of Community Learning and Doing Centre, Itanagar, Ngorang Tado of Manghi Welfare Society, Itanagar, Tapan Biswas of National Youth Project, Itanagar, and Ghana Kanta Orang of Rashtriya Gramin Vikas Nidhi, Itanagar in a joint press release said that they were inspired by the 20 years old SHG which is running smoothly with 100 per cent loan repayment. They were given loan for income generation activities only and the bankers, Govt officers and NGOs of Maharashtra are working hand in hand for development of rural poor, release said.
The team members visited Abhinab farmers club and inspired by the high-
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: Mengio area, despite being part of Papum Pare district, the district nearest to state capital is still lagging behind in terms of development. Many villages in and around Mengio town is yet to have road and electricity connection and is considered to be the most backward area of Papum Pare district. In recent days road connection has reached Mengio town. But the road also remain closed during summer season and it’s only during winter people can avail this road.
Though Mengio circle is epidemic prone area but health care facility is almost non-
Though in paper Mengio area seems to have proper electrification but ground reality is quite different. Electric pole which was erected almost 10 years ago have fallen down and electric wire have been stolen. An unused transformer lying in the middle of Jungle at old Mengio, tells the entire story of how Mengio circle is going back to 19th century when whole state along with rest of world is entering 21st century. It is questionable how power department is not able to take care of government properties like transformer and electric poles.
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: Nothing can match the perfect blend of nature's magnificence and
majestic building of Raj Bhavan. Surrounded by lush green and adored with fifty-
Under the initiative of the State First Lady Anupama Singh, orchid houses have the
finest varieties of exotic orchids and thirty-
Unique to the State, unlike other Raj Bhavans, it is open to public every Sunday, reflecting the peace and tranquility that exist in the Arunachal Pradesh. Conceived by Governor Gen JJ Singh, the people, especially school children have the opportunity to tour the compound. The tour, which started on the festive occasion of the Statehood Day 2009, is organized on the lines of Mughal Garden of Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi. It is open to public every Sunday from 3 to 5 pm.
Availing the opportunity, excited and elated students along with their teachers, parents and relatives visits every part of the Bhavan. The orchid center, Hornbill cottage, the fish pond, Bee keeping, the country chicken farm and herbal garden are very popular among them.
With visits by research students, progressive farmers and entrepreneurs, the organic vegetable farm, in fact has become a research institute of sort. Round the year, free from contamination of synthetic fertilizer and agro chemical, seventy varieties of vegetables, including trail once are grown in the garden, which measures an area of 2088 Sqmtrs. Visitors never miss a chance to walk on grass carpeted roof of Darbar Hall. The grass, Twiff Dwarf Bermuda grass imported from Florida, USA, now, it serves as a Terrence lawn for high tea and other important functions. According to Raj Bhavan officials, thousands of visitors have visited the compound since it was open to public. Along with school students of the capital city, people from different part of the State and even from neigbouring State of Assam have visited the official residence of the Governor.
To make their visit more interesting, participating games like air rifle shooting, flower name writing and basket ball are organized by Raj Bhavan officials from time to time.
Today large numbers of delegates from India and aboard who are participating in the
The Raj Bhavan, the official residence of the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh is located
on a hillock close to a historical monument known as ‘Ita-
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: The Karsingsa Revival Church Colony Welfare Committee (KRCCWC) decried the eviction drive carried out by the administration at Karsingsa area yesterday.
The Committee in a release today said that the eviction was carried out a week before
the stipulated time in most inhuman nature. Only 15-
The committee requested the authorities to do justice and provide assistance to the
Expressing resentment over the eviction drive, the committee claimed that the Karsingsa people had already spent huge amount of money for development of residential plots and construction of houses in the colony near the APST workshop. The People already applied for the ownership of the land and many of them had already possessed photo identity card and ration cards.
Yesterday, the members of the Leo Club of Karsingsa alleged that 15 houses in transport colony were demolished and set on fire during eviction drive.
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: A group of educated youth from Mirba, Mukto, Gonkhar, Gyamdong,
Khet, Bomja, Bongleng and Kharung village under Tawang district organized a one-
Students and staff of the school, public leaders and villagers attended the programme organized with a motto ‘let’s be educated’.
The youths including Sangey Phunsto, Lobsang Tempa and Pem Tsering delivered speech on preservation of environment, culture and tradition and importance of education. The group urged the villagers to give priority to education and encourage children to attend school. The educated youth group has decided that such awareness programmes be held in other parts of the region since its first programme was a successful one.
RCH camp held at Kasa
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: Tirap District Health Society (TDHS) has organized an RCH camp at Kasa village in Tirap district on Jan 29.
Altogether 185 patients from adjacent village like Khamhua Noknu, Khamhua Noksa and Jagan were benefited from the camp conducted Dr K Perme, DRCHO Khonsa, Dr K Socia, Dr P Mpnwangham, Dr K Kanglom and paramedical workers. Various components of RCH services like ANC, immunization, eye screening, dental check up and general physical check up were conducted by the team of doctors in the camp. Apart from these, IEC/BCC activities were also conducted among the elders of the village to create awareness on importance of antenatal check up and immunization in this measles prone remote village.
Earlier, the DHS also conducted RCH camp at Pumao, Pongchau, Bonia, Neusa and Senua village of Longding circle.
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: All Arunachal Pradesh Malaria Employees’ Association (AAPMEA), in its 3rd general meeting today selected Heri Temi, Akash Bagang and Likha Karan as president, vice president and general secretary respectively.The industrial entrepreneurs of the state have formed the "Association for Industrial Development of Arunachal Pradesh" (AIDAP) in a meeting held here yesterday and appointed Kipa Tuglo as president, L Jamik as vice president and Techi Peko as general secretary.
YD Thongchi to head IFCSAP
ITANAGAR: Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP) has constituted its new executive body in its recently concluded 4th State level general conference held at Nyikum Nyia Hall, Nirjuli on January 27 to 28.
The IFCSAP will be led by Yeshi Dorjee Thongchi and Gichik Taaza as its President and General Secretary, Tamat Jonnom, Ngungtim Changmi and Tage Taki as vice president of West, East and headquarter respectively with Neelam Rani and Geter Ingo as President and Secretary of IFCSAP Women wing.
ITANAGAR: Karbi Community of Kokila area under Balijan Circle is celebrating its
52nd anniversary of Hemphu Lokhiman festival at Lokhiman Temple, Kokila from February
Parliamentary Secretary for Industries Nabam Rebia and ZPM Kabak Takam would attend the festival as chief guest and guest of honour on February 6.
Association questions govt department
ITANAGAR: All Arunachal Registered Contractor Association (AARCA) condemned the Department of Urban Development for executing works in various sectors in Capital Complex without inviting tender, as the rules demand.
Describing such practice as illegal, AARCA demanded the authority concerned to immediately stop all such works undertaken by the department.
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Governed by Political opportunity
Apropos the news carried in the front page of your esteemed daily on dated Jan 29 with the heading “Taki joins BJP”, I as a neutral citizen of 35 Pangin (ST) Assembly Constituency would like to place my observation.
According to the Jan 26 issue of your daily, Tabin Taki, the then State Unit General Secretary (Election) of Nationalist Congress Party resigned from the primary and active membership of the party on health grounds.
Surprisingly Tabin Taki joins Bharatiya Janata Party expressing his full faith in the ideology of the BJP Party on dated 26th Jan’2011.
Tabin Taki’s surprisingly speedy recovery from sickness and ill health which entailed his resignation from NCP leaves a big question mark on his integrity. Apparently he had no grievances whatsoever against NCP party and its leadership, but owing to health ground alone he quit the party recently.
In our state, switching of political allegiance by cheap Political leaders has become a routine and phenomenal activity. Only for such cheap games of our Political Leaders, Central government hardly pays any attention to our state. Because, our leaders can be bought at any moment. As per Taki is concerned, it is doubtful whether his full faith on the ideologies of the BJP would last long. His antecedent political career shows that once he had full faith in the ideologies of the Janata Dal. Then his full faith shifted to the ideologies of the Indian National Congress. In the recent assembly election, he developed a strong faith in the ideologies of the Trinamool Congress Party. Whilst the assembly election was on, the mocking candidate of the TMC party withdrew from contesting the election and yet another strong feeling of full faith for the ideologies of NCP arose in the heart and mind of Taki so he switched over to NCP immediately. Thereafter he was inducted in the state unit executives of the NCP. From his track records it appears that Taki is not governed by any political ideology but governed by Political opportunity. I can bet, shortly Tabin Taki shall be accorded a berth in the Bharatiya Janata Party and he shall gladly accept the same.
I being a keen observer of the politics of Pangin-
Itanagar, (on email)
In the Reader’s Forum of your daily one impudent called Vox Populi has passed a comment
about my discussion with Prime Minister of Bangladesh. I wonder what he/she knows
about that meeting & how easily the word enemy is being used casually. I was specially
invited from North-
During our meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, I raised the issue that Chittagong
port may be opened up to our use as it would not only be Naval gateway route to South-
My view point is that Arunachal Pradesh shouldn’t remain as the last frontier of
India but the beginning of India from East Asian context. North-
On I being Principal Adviser to CM, kindly check with CM office if I have accepted and assumed any responsibility. I remain an individual person with independent thinking.
Former Member of Parliament, (on email)
Absolutely no rivalry
This is in reference to the news report "We are Indians first: Mizo CM"( 29 January).
Without according any disrespect to the noble intentions and sentiments of Mr. Lal Thanhawla, I desire to humbly state that the comments like "Indians first" or "Marathi second" really hold no significance.
Actually there exists absolutely no rivalry between love or respect towards the concerned region and that towards the country.
Rabindranath Tagore and Mahatma Gandhi were proud Bengali and Gujarati respectively, but their "regionalism" did not deter them from becoming patriotic Indians as well.
Let's take the example of two luminaries of the North-
To prove his dedication towards Assam, Dr. Hazarika did not shun the country or the world and to establish his national/international credentials, he did not forsake his cultural roots. Both Assam and India, as well as the world, are deeply embedded within Dr. Hazarika. And Manipur's living legend, who carries the torch of Manipuri theatre, is also liberal enough to make plays based on Tagore's works. Both Dr. Hazarika and Thiyam stand tall as shining example of true human beings who remain faithful to their roots, yet embraces the whole country and the world. If the rest of India tries to emulate them, humanity will survive and the world would become a much better place to live in.
Kolkata, (on email)
Citizens should act first
I would like to educate general public about their right & duties. It might appear bit irrelevant to some population of the society who can afford luxuries car for transportation but it’s valid for those population who rely on public transportation system to travel around the city. Every year central govt. sanctions crores of rupees towards uplifting the living of rural as well as urban population through scheme such as JNURM etc. But fund which is meant for general public is misused by the officers and their employee in hierarchical manner wherever it is possible.
These buses do not have fixed schedule and most conductors of these buses do not provide ticket to most of passengers especially those passengers from Naharlagun, which means fare collected from ticket less passenger goes into the pocket of conductors. But such practice is illegal and cause great loss for concerned dept.
People say that govt. is corrupt but it’s we citizens duty to curb the corrupt practice wherever it’s possible.
We must insist for ticket while travelling to make sure that our hard earned money doesn’t go to the third party’s hand.
These points remind me of my old days in Bangalore. Public transport system out there in Bangalore is different from here. They do have fixed schedule, they make sure that every passenger must possess ticket by deploying surprise ticket checkers team who may check your tickets anytime. If any passenger fails to produce ticket then there is certain penalty & if conductor fails to issue tickets then there is penalty for them also but such practice is not adopted here.
I would like to request the officers of the concern dept. to look into the matter and take measure to curb such corrupt practices. At same time I would like to request to general public to cooperate and insist for ticket while traveling by public transport system. Your minute contribution may act as catalyst in combating corrupt practice.
Itanagar, (on email)
A painful episode
This is reference to the news item about the brutal killing of Additional Collector Yashwant Sonawane by the oil mafia. This is very unfortunate that an honest and upright officer has been killed by oil mafia.
I am really shocked to know that this painful incident happened in our country India. There is corruption in every walk of life. India still lacking behind where as everyone else is progressing. China builds 20 cities every year and we can’t build one railway line! Manjunath S was killed in UP and now Sonawane. The oil mafia is willing to take the risk and dare anyone who comes in between because the opportunity of adulteration is very high.
I would like to request our government to take this seriously and all the accused criminals should be punished. It should become a lesson to all the criminals so that next time if they want to do such things they think 100 times.
Naharlagun, (on email)
Don’t encroach on the boundary
The Adis never ever oppose any creation of districts anywhere in the state, but blatantly
oppose every move to annex Adiland or rivers. We will never accept any inclusion/partition
of Adis across borders without their consensus. We will not tolerate inclusion/ encroachment
of our age old boundary-
It is understood that in a democratic set up or a system, the voice/opinion of the involved people is parallel to the system's power.
Finally, Arunachal government must have a second thought that it’s not a child's play; it’s a matter of great concern involving two community of different vision. It will be a worthwhile if the Arunachal government could do simultaneous creation of both Middle and Lower Siang district based on ethnic and the existing historical boundary demarcation.
Dr Kapang Ering
Pasighat, (on email)
Make way for private service providers
Often we read in newspapers that BSNL mobile service is not working properly. I feel this problem will go on.
So, in my opinion, we should not run after deaf government mobile service provider. Rather we should invite private companies to start their mobile services in our area.
Therefore we appeal to private mobile service companies like Reliance, TaTa Indicom etc to start their service in Lower Subansiri and in other districts of the state.
We the local people are ready to co-
Ziro (on email)
Let’s go for public audit
This is apropos to the letter by Executive Engineer, PWD Boleng,-
Firstly, no infrastructure in Boleng tells a new story. The building didn’t undergo a beauty tips under the fund. Neither the roads under the twin towns are improved.
There was an amount of ` 10 Lakhs under ACA 2006-
PWD Boleng claimed to be judicious in use of Govt. fund but the PP Briddle road
Secondary, the people of Pangin-
I have also few words for Er. Talem Taloh, EE RWD, Pasighat who clarified that “It didn’t fall from the sky” (on 13th Dec) regarding utilization of fund amount of ` 36 Lakhs (whereas sanction was ` 40 Lakhs). The work performance under Pangin Medical is not up to mark. The fencing stands without wire.
The Nugong Bridge was sanctioned under NLCPR but PWD Boleng manifested an excellent work culture by an indefinite stoppage of construction work.
Volumes of words on your judicious expenditure of Govt. fund through paper records show finished excellent work but the visible facts depict the reverse.
If my claim is baseless then let the Govt have a high power vigilance and monitoring team for site visit with experts, technicians, magistrate, panchayat members, gaon buras and the public and Boleng PWD shall facilitate the public audit to unearth the truth.
Rabindra Bhawans and Assam
Assam CM Tarun Gogoi proposes 4 more Rabindra Bhawans in the state.
Can any state govt stoop so low to appease migrants!! This scheme is to woo Bengali refugee voters in Assam.
There is already a Rabindra Bhawan in Guwahati. Though Rabindranath Tagore has done nothing substantial for Assamese literature or culture, one of the best auditoriums in the capital city has been named after him for reasons best known to political circles.
Rabindranath Tagore has got more recognition than he deserves. He has got more than
enough recognition. A Nobel prize is not the ultimate yardstick of a writer. Many
great talents have gone without awarded. Even Mahatma Gandhi didn’t get the Nobel
Prize. The Rabindra Bhawan in Guwahati should be named after Bishnu Prasad Rabha.
This shows that the Congress govt in Assam are anti-
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