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2010

July  - 20

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Arrest of Chinese spies in NE not cause of anxiety

Babul Dkhar

Shillong, Jul 19: Chief of the Army Staff General VK Singh said that the arrest of Chinese spies from Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland was not a cause for any alarm.

“Let us make sure that nothing goes wrong in our family so that nobody will fish for trouble,” General Singh said.

General Singh was speaking to journalists after a courtesy visit to Meghalaya Governor RS Mooshahary in Shillong today.

Recently, Indian Authorities in Lohit arrested one Chinese national Guan Liang who is reported to be from Henan province.

In another incident, security forces in Nagaland picked up two suspected Chinese nationals from a valley near the state’s border with Arunachal Pradesh. The two had allegedly spent time in a Naga rebel camp and were headed towards the India-Myanmar border.

He said that the overall law and order situation in Arunachal Pradesh was peaceful compared to other parts of the region.

General Singh said that the ground situation in the North East has improved by leaps and bounds and now it was upto the State Governments of the region to handle the situation.

On the issue of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), the Chief of the Army Staff stressed that he was not against the repealing of the Act but reiterated that the army needs some kind of a legal protection during counter insurgency operations that will act as a shield in fighting the militants.

“We cannot have our own people (Army) get hauled up by the court of law when trying to fight against well trained and armed militants,” he said.

AFSPA has been termed as draconian act by human rights groups as well as the civil society especially of the North East.

 

Excitement mounts at Butterfly India Meet 2010

MIAO, July 19: Butterfly India Meet 2010 being held at Miao got off formally today.  The rain have not been able to dampen the spirit of the participants  as they managed to observe more than species of beautiful butterflies apart from several Dragon flies in a short 2 hour trail in the outskirts of Namdapha National Park. The intense trails in the core area of Park shall take place from tomorrow.

The organizers are as enthusiastic as the participants themselves.

“The results are overwhelming and we shall organize similar kind of meets in other parts of Arunachal” said Arif Siddiqui, one of the organizers.  Dr Ering Wildlife sanctuary, Pasighat is in the radar of the organisers.

“We are expecting to see some rare species inside the core area of NNP” said Phupla Singpho, Secy. SEACOW.

 The event being organised by the Society for Environment Awareness and Conservation of Wildlife (SEACOW) and Namchik Valley Society for Eco-Tourism and Wildlife Conservation (NSEWC), is aimed at spreading awareness on wildlife conservation in this region.

 

Citizen journalism and new media

ITANAGAR, July 19: The two-day workshop on citizen journalism and new media hosted by Centre for Cultural Research and Documentation, organized by Foundation for People Empowerment and supported by Panos South Asia began at JNK Memorial Public School today.

On the opening day today, resource persons highlighted about citizen journalism, its aspect and need in the present day context.

The practical session of the workshop will be held in the second day.

Students, Medias, NGO and government employees are taking part in the workshop.

 

CYC calls for compensation & job

ITANAGAR, July 19: Taking serious note of the July 15 incident wherein APST conductor Tachi Nguso died under mysterious circumstances, the City Youth Congress (CYC), Naharlagun demanded punishment to police personnel and  compensation & suitable job to the  bereaved family.

However, it resented over the demand of resignation of the Chief Minister and home minister on moral ground. It said the incident has nothing to do with  the CM and HM. The state Govt already ordered magisterial enquiry and has initiated action against the accused  police personnel, it said.

“We all want the actual culprits should be punished in the court of law. By making it an issue is not the solution and our main motto is that this type of activities should not be repeated in near future and for that the steps should be taken by the administration as per law so that it will be an example for all others,” the CYC said in a release.

 

Artiste Forum demands 80 % reservations in DDK commission programmes

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, July 19: Arunachal Artistes  Forum  has demanded 80 % reservation of commission programmes  for Arunachal artistes in DDK Itanagar.

Addressing the media persons here today, Forum general secretary Kipa Bobniang informed that  around 900 indigenous artistes including singers, musicians, lyricists, cameramen and producers are sitting idle as they are deprived of the commission programme for last 25 years.  He regretted that almost all the commission programmes are  being taken away by the outsiders with the involvement of some vested interest, thereby depriving the local artistes.  This kind of practice has  totally demoralized and discouraged the  indigenous young  and budding talents, he added.  He further said that first privilege to such commission programmes should be given to artistes of the various communities of the state to produce visual programmes in order to promote, preserve and protect indigenous culture and tradition.

Forum, which has submitted a three point memorandum  to  Director, DDK Itanagar  today  also demanded 90 per cent reservation of in-house programme of the DDK for the tribal artistes. Forum further demanded  special privilege to senior  and upcoming junior artistes besides  “B” high grade artistes in weekly and monthly programmes of the DDK in order to promote folk song, modern song, folk lore of the tribal people.

Speaking on the occasion, advisor of the Forum and senior artiste Marto Kamdak said  DDK should  provide opportunities to “B” and “B” high grade artiste of All India Radio.

Forum vice president Neelam Pope regretted that for last many years  the AIR, Itanagar have not conducted voice test for local artistes and appealed the AIR to continue its voice audition.

Another advisor of the Forum and senior artiste Teli Dimin said that there should be quality programme in DDK  with the involvement of local artistes.

The  Forum hoped that the DDK would  consider genuine demands at the earliest   in order to promote the local talents and culture.

It was further informed that DDK assured to look into the demands and approach the union I & B ministry as and when needed.

 

PR leaders call on CM to intervene

ITANAGAR, July 19: Anchal Samiti Members and ZPM of Dambuk Anchal Block in a letter to chief minister said that WRC fields and Ginger field of Bizari, Anpum, Loklung, KalingI-II, Keba, Bango and Paglam areas have been submerged due to flash flood.

The school compound at Paglam and Forest Camp at Loklung has also been badly affected by the flash flood, the leaders informed.

They appealed to the CM to sanction an amount of Rs. 50 lakhs as an immediate relief to control soil erosion in the area. They further said that anti-erosion project be taken up by the nodal department to protect the lives and property of Dambuk-Paglam areas. The letter further appealed to the CM to direct the concerned authority for regular supply of PDS items under Dambuk Sub-Division.

 

Arunachal girl cracks degree

dual management programme  

ITANAGAR, July 19: Junjun Padu has cracked the management dual degree course –PGPM and MBA in one go from IMD, New Delhi.

Daughter of Joint Director Higher and Technical Education Dr Tejum Padu, after completion of B.Tech in IT from PSG College of Technology Coimbatore, Junjun appeared for the prestigious MAT Exams. An alumnus of VKV Jirdin and KV No-2.Itanagar Junjun Padu has joined as HR Executive, Geo Enpro Petroleum Limited Kharsang in spite of getting offers from other MNCs.

 

Vigilance and Monitoring Committee urges proper implementation of schemes

ITANAGAR, July 19: State Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee Members for Rural Development, Government of Arunachal Pradesh has held a meeting with Minister RD Takar Marde and discussed about the proper implementation of National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, Swarnjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojna, Indra Awaas Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, DRDA Administration, Integrated Watershed Management Programme, National Land Records Modernization Programme, Rural Sanitation Programme, Accelerated Rural Water Supply Programme and National Social Assistance Programme.

The members stressed on proper and timely implementation of the schemes and judicious utilization of fund as per the notified guidelines of the ministry of RD, Government of India.

Marde stressed for proper vigilance and monitoring of the various schemes in the state and suggested the members to work for the greater interest of the state.

 

“Deterioration of work culture  &  efficiency level in Arunachal”

ITANAGAR, July 19: There is a clear indication of downward deterioration of work culture  and  efficiency level as well as lack of discipline compared to the period up to early 90’s, lamented Director (Training), Pema Tshetan in his inaugural address at the week-long training programme on “Conduct Rules”  at Administrative Training Institute (ATI), Naharlagun  today.

As many as 24 officials are attending the training course.

While dwelling at  length about the present working scenario of Govt. offices in the state, Tshetan further pointed out that these negative symptoms of  poor work culture like lack of integrity, discipline  and devotion to  duty is prevalent mostly among the local Arunachlee employees.

It has become a tendency amongst the local employees to take the Govt job for granted as they consider their salary  and  other perks as secured, the director observed  and added that such tendency   and attitude is due to in action or failure to take action on the part of controlling authorities to enforce strict conduct  and disciplinary action.

He said unless the Govt. take a strong notice of this poor work culture coupled with lack of  disciplinary action, the over all performance and work output may suffer badly  in the immediate future as numbers of good workers are dwindling down & offices are generally functioning with the help of handful sincere  and  dedicate workers. The Director (Training) strongly advised the local employees in particular to take note of their responsibilities as it is on their soldier to run the Govt. offices & deptt effectively.  He reminded them that conduct and  discipline as well as absolute integrity and  devotion to work are the two pillars of success for becoming an able Govt. Servant.

Earlier Deputy Director  and  Course Coordinator of the Programme T.Lodo pointed out that ATI is constantly making efforts in raising the efficiency level of the Govt. The guest resource person included senior officers  and legal experts like Chuku Appa, IPS, Sunil Mow, Advocate, Dani Belo, Law Officer, Minki Boje, Advocate, T. Jamoh, Advocate  and Pema Tshetan.

Meanwhile, a 2 week-long training programme on “Basics of Computer Application” also  began at ATI today. Altogether 30 officials are  participating in the programme.

 

RTI Act: transparency and accountability

Suraj Tayang

The RTI awards have entered its second year and it’s time to reminisce that our state’s information commission was adjudged and honour as the best information commission during the previous year. Though at a nascent stage, since the enactment of this landmark act in 2005 with a view to bring in a culture of transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority, it’s proving a potent weapon to curb the menace of corruption rampant in the country in general and our state in particular. Through this act, various scams have been exposed and several corrupt bureaucrats and politicians have been brought to the dock for their impropriety. Conscious citizens need to be well informed and the RTI Act has enabled them to seek information which is a prerequisite for the smooth functioning of democracy.

But this quest for truth is abhorred by some people at the helm of affairs. The RTI activists are often intimidated and obstacles are created to discourage them from obtaining the correct information. Through the printing and electronic media, I got to know that in Bihar and some other states, the activists are often implicated under false criminal charges by the person who doesn’t want the facts to get exposed owing to reasons best known to them. However the activists get acquitted by the judiciary and they resumed their pursuit of seeking the truth thus sending the message that “truth triumphs”.

The situation in our state is somewhat similar. It’s evident that through RTI, corruption has been brought down to some extent. For instance, few cases has come to light in which funds meant for some development schemes were earlier siphoned off by the authorities concerned in nexus with some people with vested interest.

When they were brought under the scanner of RTI, the funds were ultimately utilized. Many illegal appointments to undeserving candidates also got exposed and those candidates are on the verge of termination. Consequently it would pave the way for other deserving candidates there are numerous other cases in which this act created substantial impact.

Though such positive outcomes of the RTI are appreciated by the common citizens, it irks some unscrupulous individuals who intimidate the activists. It’s unfortunate to note that, under the intoxication of power, they often forget that this act has been enacted by the parliament, which is the highest law making institution. So every citizen has got the responsibility to honour it and the right to exercise it. Information regarding sensitive issues are ought to be kept secret. For instance defence and security matters foreign policy matters or anything that might affect communal harmony. But is it right to keep information related to development a secret? What then is the difference between the authoritarian British regime and our democracy? If somebody is against the invoking of RTI, it’s a clear indication that something is wrong. The opponents of RTI should realize that the activists are mavericks, who can’t be subdued by intimidation. And their quest for truth will persist, despite the hurdles on their path and the public is ought to support them. Considering the track record of our SIC till date, it can be termed as a reliable and competent commission which had once issued arrest warrant against an erring PIO for violating the commission’s order. Consequently it has won the appreciation of the citizens desirous to collect information through the RTI. Now that nominations are being invited for the RTI award this year, May the best that had raised the bar of RTI win the awards.  (The contributor is an Activist based in Tezu. He can be reached at suraj_tayang@rediffmail.com)

 

Police Deptt. has to introspect

Dear Editor,

I am shocked, angry and aggrieved to learn about the inhuman, barbaric and uncivilized treatment meted out to Lt. Jumchi Nguso by the police personnel. What was his fault? What he has done to deserve this death. May be his only fault was that he came across a police gypsy while crossing the road and injured himself in the process.

Now instead of taking him to the nearby hospital the police personnel took him to police station. When he was eventually brought to the hospital, he was handcuffed.

This is a case of serious violation of human rights on the part of police Deptt. Deceased was not a criminal nor he was involved in any criminal activities. He was just a simple human being like any of us, busy in bringing up his four little children and devoted towards his work. Now who will fill up the vacuum created by his death? Police Deptt. has to do lots of introspection.

Erring police officials and officers involved in the death of Lt. Jumchi Nguso should be booked under IPC 302 and should be punished for their heinous crime. My heart goes out for the family members of Lt. Jumchi Nguso, The  acts of police brutality and atrocities has brought all citizens together.  Never before I have witnessed or heard such a united stand taken up by the various organizations, irrespective of their affiliation in the state. United we stand, divided we fall.

Yours

Kengam Basar

Aalo, (on email)

 

 

For the interest of few

Dear Editor,

Much have been said and observed on the issue of hydro power projects in Arunachal Pradesh. With the protest, condemnation and suggestions from various quarters, it is now un-doubtedly revealed that our state Government did not think of any aftermath consequence of developing power projects. Not to say of letting  the to-be-affected people know such development, even the misery and devastation to be faced by the people settled in and around the dams has been completely overlooked by the Government. The state government seemingly had not given a second thought while signing MoA/MOU for such power projects obviously for huge amount of upfront revenues  involve in it.  Not to say of construction of any any wide roads connecting the project site, the power developers have not yet started their works within stipulated time of 3-4 years of signing their agreement after getting clearance from environment and forest  ministry and other statutory bodies. So many MoAs/MoUs have been signed years back but till date there is no sign of any development initiative.

Such misdeeds and lackadaisical attitude of the state government indicates the petty interests of the few in the helm of affairs. The state Government has undermined the sentiments of the people. It is a wrong perception on the part of the government that  people rise, protest and give bandh call and forget  everything  with the issues going to cold storage. It lies with the people to accept such governance.

Yours

Komjum Riba

D Sector, Naharlagun

 

 

Upper Subansiri needs a College

Dear Editor,

It is a matter of great concern that this year more than 60% of Upper Subansiri District studying in DNGC has failed the 1st year undergraduate examinations especially in B.A.

This is a severe blow to the dreams of those parents who, after a great toils & hardships, most even selling their local valuable ornaments and mithuns , send their wards to the college in the hope that the later would become well qualified officers or complete the graduation with colorful marks . This has become a common phenomenon for the students of the district studying in DNGC. But till now no one, even the concerned student unions and other associations, has ever bothered to think about the reasons behind such mass failure every year. The main fact is that now several schools in the district are witnessing a huge spate of students. And these mass number of students, after completing their higher secondary level, opt for the already flooded DNGC Itanagar for their graduation. Here, students face innumerable problems. The first thing is that it is almost impossible to get the hostel accommodations. So, many has to opt for rent houses. Again , to get a rent house is also almost impossible . Even the few that might be available are beyond the range of the students. The lucky few might get few days accommodation at their relative's house that are most often unsuitable for study. The majority rest, not being able to attend even a single lecture, have to stay back at their home town to rely on their self study method that too under full disturbance and tensions. As a result they become irregular in study and subsequently fails. The time and situations have drastically changed. Now, the number of higher secondary pass out students in the district are increasing at great pace. If by now no initiative is taken then very soon these students will not get the space even for enrollment in any colleges in Arunachal Pradesh  

So, it is a high time for the concerned authority to take the immediate steps to realize the proposed setting up of college in the Upper Subansiri district.

Yours

Talo Siga & Tamok Gyadu

New market Daporijo

(on email)

 

 

Tagore was an Indian

Dear Editor,

This is in response to Mr. Montu Swargiary's letter "There is something in a name"( 17 July).

Swargiary holds every right to not support the process of naming of Agartala's airport after Rabindranath Tagore, he may also prefer to see a Bhavan named after any Assamese cultural icon instead of Rabindranath; but he simply holds no moral authority to denigrate the great bard.

Tagore might not have any contribution in the socio-economic and cultural life of Assam; but throughout his life, Tagore wrote and worked for nationalism, universal brotherhood, global peace and upliftment of human values.

Thus, being citizens of India and the world and for being part of human race, Assamese community automatically found its place in Tagore's mind. Tagore religiously fought against exploitation of any community, women folk, children and common people. His thoughts on education, emancipation of women, communal harmony and international relations are very much relevant even today. He always dreamt of a world where communities will merge together to act as true human beings, but by retaining respective cultural uniqueness. Thus Tagore was not only a Bengali; he was also an Indian, a citizen of the world and humanity-personified. This is the very reason why the whole world, including the United Nations, is launching year-long programme to mark the 150th birth anniversary of the great man. In this perspective, Mr. Swargiary's indifferent and derogatory attitude towards Tagore --- as if he was a "mere Bengali poet"

---  is very unfortunate.

Moreover, Rabindra-nath Tagore was an Indian and Assam/Tripura is also a part of India. And is there any law that landmarks in a region will be named necessarily after any indigenous personality? If such a mindset gathers root in the country whereby the people born in other states will be rendered untouchables, even if that "alien" happens to be a man named Rabindranath Tagore, then it is indeed a very bad omen for India. Had the likes of Mr. Swargiary possessed any real knowledge about Tagore; then he would have known that not only was the poet extremely critical of the weakness and sins of the Bengali community, it was he who forsake his Knighthood to protest against the Jalianwala Bagh massacre of Punjab, thereby earning the wrath of the British. Viswa-Bharati --- Tagore's dreamchild --- was a confluence of all cultures and people of the world. Is there any greater Indian than him in terms of nationalism?

It is a matter of utmost shame that far from respecting Tagore or supporting any process to name a landmark after him, certain people of his very own beloved country are invoking regionalism and disregarding his contributions to the society.

Yours

Kajal Chatterjee,

Kolkata (on email)

 

 

 

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Rath Yatra celebrated

ITANAGAR, July 19:  The Bishnupriya Manipuri community residing in Capital Complex has celebrated the famous Rath Yatra  of Lord Jagannath with religious fervor  here at Gohpur Tinali (Arunachal) yesterday.

Devotees from Kimin, Doimukh, Naharlagun and Itanagar thronged the  festival venue  with great enthusiasm, offered puja to the Lord Jagannath  and took part in  Mangala Arati  and Jagannath Arati. They also celebrated ‘Jaydev’, a devotional song & dance performance.    

Meanwhile, the  community unanimously formed an organization christened as Bishnupriya Manipuri Welfare Society, Capital Complex for wellbeing of the community members with Rakhal Mishra as president, Shashi Kumar Sinha vice president and Haridas Sinha as general secretary.

 

Association objects

ITANAGAR, July 19: Jote Panchayat Youth Welfare Association (JPYWA) has raised objections against declaration of Jote as Industrial Area by the State Government without fulfilling some certain demands.

Claiming that the land survey carried out earlier was ‘unauthentic,’ the association demanded for a second joint survey involving all the land donors, JPYWA and the executing department to solve land disputes among donors as it involves huge 301 acres of village land.

The association also raised doubt over the project whether it would be beneficial to the local people or not.

However, the association demanded signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in proper manner between the state Govt/company and JPYWA , on behalf of land donors and local people.

 

Medical camp at remote Ningguing

ITANAGAR, July 19: Continuing with its efforts to ameliorate the problems of the locals, the Mahar unit of the Army stationed at Tuting, under the aegis of Spear Head Division, organised a free two day Medical Camp and AIDS awareness capsule for the residents of Ningguing Circle, one of the remote areas of the Upper Siang District in Arunachal Pradesh.

The camp was organised in close collaboration with the local administration which chipped in to extend the service of three female nursing staff.

About 100 availed the benefits of the camp. The free camp catered for emergency services and dispensary facilities apart from routine medical checkup.

Capt P K Pandey, Medical Officer, mentioned that majority of the cases were weather related with large number of locals suffering from skin and respiratory ailments. While most cases were treated locally and given free medication, serious cases had to be referred to the nearest hospital at Yingkiong where services of specialists are available.

The medical officer of the unit also educated the local population on AIDS awareness. The event was largely applauded by the local people and demanded organising of more such camps in the future.

 

Religious leaders’ plea to deputy commissioner

ITANAGAR, July 19: The members of various religious temples within Upper Subansiri district, in an emergency meeting, have appealed to the deputy commissioner to demarcate the required land for Daporijo airport so that temples of various religions could be saved.

The meeting was convened following issues regarding operationalization of the Daporijo airport and order of eviction identified by Airport Authority.

The meeting resolved that extension of the airstrip may be carried out from the opposite side of the existing temple yards and necessary assessment be made for the loss caused to the temples, including Gurudwara, Mosque, Church, Shiv Mandir, Namghar for realization of compensation.

 

Bhanu Jayanti

PASIGHAT, July 19: Bhanu Jayanti, 197th birth anniversary of the legendary Nepali poet Bhanu Bhakta Acharya was celebrated at Solung Hall, Pasighat yesterday last which was organized by Nepali Sanskriti Parishad (NSP), Pasighat.

A prominent social worker Gandhi Darin and Girin Tamuli, a teacher by profession were the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively.

Speaking fluent in Nepali, the Chief Guest said that Acharya is remembered for his great contributions to Nepali literature. He appreciated the Nepalese for organizing the celebration at Pasighat and stressed on the need of co-existence of different cultures in today’s modern world.

The Guest of Honour, Tamuli paid his tribute to the Pioneer poet.  He said Nepalese are making progress all over the world and such creative force can be chanelized through the literary forum/organizations.

The State President Nepali Sanskriti Sanghrakshan Samitee, Itanagar, Bishnu Bhandari attended as a special guest on the occasion. He exhorted the Nepali community to respect their own culture, language and rich traditions. While highlighting the contributions of Bhanu Bhakta to enrich the Nepali Literature, he asked the gathering to imbibe in life the values taught by the great poet.

 Earlier, the President NSP Pasighat Er. A.K. Rana said identity of a community can only be preserved by strictly adhering to one’s culture, language and traditions and modernization can be accepted without discarding own rich culture. (DIPRO)

 

Govt employees for the welfare of state: Sharma

ITANAGAR, July 19: All categories of govt. employees are meant for the welfare of the state and expected to excel in their assigned parameters, said Lohit DC  R.K. Sharma while gracing the Annual Day of All Lohit District Drivers Welfare Association as chief guest at Officers Club yesterday.

All govt vehicles manned by regular and contingency drivers are not insured and outmost safety measures should be taken while driving, he said. The DC suggested that a corpus fund to mitigate emergency needs of drivers and their families should be started.

Responding to earmarking of land for office establishments, the DC assure to look into the matter through Land Records Department.

EAC transport G.K. Paul Choudhury exhorted the drivers to keep up their level of their performances to ensure safety and longevity of vehicles.

Chief collector M. Melo, T. Mega General Secretary and Vice President C. Tayang spoke also spoke at the occasion. President ALDDWA, L.Krisikro was felicitated by the drivers for his contributions as President of the association.   

 

SDP on can and Bamboohandicraft begins

ITANAGAR, July 19: A month-long 30 days skill development programme (SDP) on cane and bamboo handicraft  began at Sangram  on July 14 last.

The chief guest of the inauguration function, Bidol Tayeng, Deputy Commissioner Kurung Kumey district has sought cooperation  of NGOs in coordinated manner in development activities in the district.  Appreciating the activities of the Rural Development & Heritage Society, he   stressed on proper utilization of loan under PMEGP and repayment of it

Earlier, during the programme,  Tamchi Niania, chairman of the Society submitted the half yearly progress report to the DC  for the SHG Institution project and Farmers Clubs formed  and sponsored by the NABARD, regional Office Itanagar. He also submitted a memorandum pointing out problems in various sectors in the district. The chairman further said that modification on Jhum cultivation and also  reform in  agriculture and horticulture  sector are to the main objectives of the society in Kurung Kumey district.

 

Chakka bandh

ITANAGAR: All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union extended its support to the All Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Welfare Association’s 12 hrs Chakka Bandh and Tools down strike within capital complex on July 20.

The Association has called for a Chakka Bandh in protest against the death of Late Jumchi (Tachi) Nguso who died on July 15 under mysterious circumstances.

 

 

Ziro/Hapoli bandh  on Jul 27

ITANAGAR, July 19: 32 KM NLCPR Contractors Association, Ziro has called 12 hour Ziro/Hapoli Bandh on July 27 in protest against non-payment of pending bills. It was decided in a meeting of the association held on July 18.

The meeting further demanded that no fresh work would be taken up by Ziro PWD division under NLCPR until and unless remaining pending bills are cleared.

 

Teacher’s death condoled

ITANAGAR, July 19: Diso-Katu Youth Club (DKYC) condoled the death of its chief advisor and Assistant Teacher Bijoy Bulo.

Bulo died on July 11 last at his residence at Daporijo. He was serving as AT at Govt. Town Middle School, Daporijo. He was also the former president of ATA’s Upper Subansiri district unit.

 

Number of posts concealed: ARPA

ITANAGAR, July 19: Arunachal Registered Pharmacists Association (ARPA) while responding to an advertisement issued by Director of Health Services, Arunachal Pradesh, Naharlagun on July 17 last, alleged that some of the posts for Pharmacists have been concealed by the authority concerned.

The association strongly condemned the act of the authority for “misusing their post and power” and demanded that there be re-advertisement with clear number of posts mentioned. It further said that there be conduct fair recruitment process.

 

Contractual staff demands regularization

ITANAGAR, July 19: All Arunachal Pradesh AIDS Counselor/Lab Technician Association has appealed the state Govt to absorb the contractual staff working under APSACS.

In a representation to Chief Minister and Health Minister, the Association  said that most of the employees (counselor/lab technicians) working under the  AIDS Control Society  for last ten years have already crossed  35 year of age and have no chance to sit in competitive exams.  Therefore, it appealed the Govt to consider their cases on humanitarian ground.

 

Bharat Scouts and Guides vocational training

ITANAGAR, July 19: A 15 days state level vocational training course organized by Bharat Scouts and Guides got underway yesterday at state training center, Polo colony, Naharlagun.

During the training, various trades like fine arts, handicraft, Chalk and Crayon making, Computer training, Yoga and First Aids and band and music training will be imparted to the trainees.

Altogether, 75 participants including staff are participating in the training programme.

 

Association formed

ITANAGAR, July 19: All Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clan Youth Association was formed in a recent meeting at ESS sector here to protect and safeguard the interest of Abo Tani clan. Tapo Margang and Bedi Gadi were appointed president and general secretary of the association.

Meanwhile, Byabang Durga, Byabang Laya and Byabang Sonia (Ekung) have been appointed president, vice president and general secretary of the newly formed Byabang Youth Welfare Society.

 

Seva Dal appointment

ITANAGAR, July 19: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Seva Dal chief organizer has approved the appointment of Minnung Perme as chairman of East Siang District Congress Seva Dal effective immediately.

 

Appointment

ITANAGAR, July 19: District and Session Judge, West Division,Nani Grayu, Yupia has been appointed as Member Secretary, Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority with immediate effect.

 

ZPM appeals

ITANAGAR, July 19: ZPM Upper Balijan appealed to all the heads and staff of various government departments to report to their respective posting places. The leader said that people of the area are suffering because of absentee officers.

 

Unfair interview

ITANAGAR, July 19: Arunachal Educated Youths’ Organisation  today alleged  that  walk in interview conducted on July 6 last for selection of beneficiaries under PMEGP  in Upper Subansiri district was not fair. Demanding fresh interview, the organization said the poor and needy people should be taken into consideration while selecting the candidates for PMEGP loan.  

 

Association meet

ITANAGAR, July 19: President, All India Organization of Chemist and Druggist JS Shinde and MLA Techi Kaso would attend the Arunachal Pradesh Chemists and Druggist Association annual meet at State Guest House, Naharlagun on July 21 as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively.

NSUI executive meet

ITANAGAR, July 19: A team of state  NSUI  led  by its president Kafa Bagang took part in the  two-day all India NSUI national executive meeting held at New Delhi on July 16 and 17. The meeting held under the initiative of AICC general secretary and NSUI incharge Rahul Gandhi  discussed  the state and national level programme under the NSUI. The other member of Arunachal delegates included  Padi Abin, NSUI VP, Taba Chomi, GS, Kirbe Dulom and Mery Lombi, national delegate girls wing.

Among others, Meenakshi Natranjan, MP, AICC secretary and incharge NSUI also took part in the meeting.

 

Spurt in criminal activity

ITANAGAR, July 19: Expressing concern over spurt in criminal activities in recent times in Upper Subansiri district where innocent people are victimised, All Tagin Youth Organization has appealed to the political leaders and bureaucrats of the district to contain the situation by initiating appropriate measures. It also demanded for deployment of police patrolling at Daporijo township.

 

Committee constituted

ITANAGAR, July 19: Doimukh Citizen Right Forum and Doimukh Students’ Union, in a meeting, have constituted a Committee, namely "Land Encroachment Committee" to check land encroachment within Doimukh township. Tama Nagu, Ngurang Nana and Nabam Natung have been appointed president, vice president and general secretary of the committee respectively.

 

 

APWWS land encroached

ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare has alleged that a plot of land allotted to it in Chimpu has been encroached upon by few individuals. A Kutcha house has been built by the encroachers at the APPWS land.

Meanwhile, the society has lodged a written complaint with the administration for immediate eviction of the encroachers.

The plot of land was allotted to the Society in 2001 for establishing a multipurpose training centre cum hostel.

 

ALSU calls for scrapping appointments

ITANAGAR: Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU) has joined the demands of the All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) and called for immediate cancellation of illegal appointments under Civil Aviation department and action against erring officer.

Meanwhile, expressing resentment over the hike in room rents in Arunachal Bhawan and Arunachal House, Delhi, the union demanded roll back in room tariff.

The ALSU also appealed the authority of Arunachal Law Academy to facilitate the students’ payment of admission fees in two installments. It said students from weaker family and rural background are unable to pay whole of fees at a time.

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