Independent football tourney
ITANAGAR, Jul 22: The 8th Independence cup football tournament 2011 to be held at
AAPSU President Takam Tatung and Galo Students Union General Secretary Pakmik Taipodia will be chief guest and guest of honour respectively for the opening ceremony. Jarsa Gamlin, district Zilla Parishad Chairperson of West Siang have consented to be chief guest for the closing ceremony.
Activate mobile towers: Union
ITANAGAR, Jul 22: While drawing attention of the authorities concerned towards erratic
mobile network in East Kameng district, the East Kameng Middle Zone Students’ Union
(EKMZSU) has demanded for early activation of the two under-
It also demanded the authorities concerned to complete the construction work of the Hari bridge, road works within Seppa township and also to fix the market prices of various commodities.
ITANAGAR, Jul 22: A state level orientation workshop on “sensitization of schools for forming science clubs” will be held at Arunachal Science Centre, Indira Gandhi Park here on July 26 & 27. The programme is being organized by Vigyan Prasar, Departmental Science and Technology, Government of India in association with Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science and Technology.
The workshop mainly aims at generating awareness among different target groups including teachers, media persons and NGOs on popularization of science and communication activities, capacity building of the target groups for forming science clubs in Arunachal Pradesh.
ARJEE toppers felicitation
ITANAGAR, Jul 22: Vidyamandir, a leading coaching institute for medical/engineering
entrance preparation in state capital is going to felicitate the ARJEE -
Arunachal Pradesh State Women Commission chairperson Komoli Mossang would attend the programme as chief guest. Information Commissioner Dr Habung Payeng, Dr V N Sharma, liaison officer, Govt of AP and V Ravindran, Associate Editor of Dawnlit Post will grace the occasion as guests of honour.
ITANAGAR, Jul 22: The Arunachal RTI Activists Forum (ARTIAF) has appointed Talley
Phassang as vice president of the Forum, (WZ) in place of Mama Rigom and Sama Yangfo
as General Secretary, ARTIAF in place of Bukhe Flago. Earlier, the Forum in its emergency
executive meeting held here today removed Rigom and Flago from their respective
post for alleged anti-
Meanwhile, the Forum clarified that Guruk Pordung was a chief patron of Arunachal
RTI Activists (ARA). After change of nomenclature of the organization from ARA
to ARTIAF, Guruk Pordung was not re-
All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Forum (AAPYF) has appointed Okong Megu as its General Secretary. Yassa Kipa and Bengia Yama have been appointed as general secretary and vice president respectively of the women wing of the Forum.
Meanwhile, the Forum reiterated that it will go for 2nd and 3rd phase capital bandh, if the government fails to fulfill their five point demands which were submitted earlier.
HM cautions wrong doers
ITANAGAR: Home Minister Takar Marde has expressed serious concern over complaints against the police personnel alleging that the personnel in uniform and even in civil dress are collecting money from private trucks, buses, liquor shops and from market places too.
Terming such act as violation of service conduct rule, home minister warned that strong action will be initiated against such guilty police personnel on receipt of complaints. In this regard, soon complaint box will be put up in front of the office of home minister where citizens can drop their complaint against those erring personnel.
CCTV in market area demanded
ITANAGAR: Nirjuli Market Welfare Committee in a memorandum to Home Minister yesterday demanded installation of CCTV at market areas, setting up of three numbers of police beat houses, conversion of Nirjuli Police outpost to full fledge police station and patrolling of CRPF at Nirjuli market at evening time.
While responding to their memorandum, the minister assured to look into their demands, said a release.
Reduce admission fee: APCF
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh College’s Forum (APCF) in a memorandum submitted to director Arunachal Law Academy (ALA) has expressed serious concern over high admission fees charged by the institution. Drawing his attention, APCF stated that majority of Arunachalee students belong to poor family and are not able to afford the sky rocketing admission fees taken by ALA. Forum has called for minimizing fees for benefit of poor students.
Landslide damages sector road
ITANAGAR: Landslide due to heavy rains caused extensive damage to the sector road
Further, the culvert on the road is now blocked causing over flow of water onto the road and nearby areas due to which residents of the sector are facing lots of problems, the release said and appealed to the Urban Development Department to repair the road and culvert.
ITANAGAR, Jul 22: The Bogum Ao Foundation condoled the sudden demise of late Takir Dini, who died due to kidney failure. The Society conveyed its hearty condolence to the bereaved family members and prayed to the Almighty Donyipolo for heavenly abode and peace of the departed soul.
All Papum Poma Students Union has deeply mourned the sudden demise of late Tana Tati,
Rijiju urges Centre to adopt concrete strategy
New Delhi, Jul 22 : With China issuing stapled visas to a team of karatekas from Arunachal Pradesh, India is expected to raise the contentious issue with China at the 15th round of boundary talks between special representatives of the two countries later this year.
National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon and State Councillor Dai Bingguo, special
representatives of India and China respectively, are likely to hold the delegation-
In a fresh bid to up the ante over its territorial claims over India's northeastern state, China recently issued stapled visas, which are not accepted by India, to a team of sportspersons from Arunachal Pradesh.
The team was not allowed by immigration authorities to board a flight to Beijing at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here Tuesday for not having regular visas.
The players were set to represent India at the 11th Asian Karate-
Issuing stapled visas to residents of Arunachal Pradesh came as a bit of surprise to Indian officials dealing with China as Beijing earlier refused to give visas to residents of the northeasternern state they claim as South Tibet, a part of China. Beijing maintained that people from Arunachal did not require visas to travel from one part of the country (China) to another.
India had protested the practice and has asserted that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India.
The boundary talks have not made much progress despite 14 rounds between special representatives.
For at least last two years, China has reasserted its claims over Arunachal Pradesh. In 2009, it opposed a development loan by Asian Development Bank to India on grounds that a part of it was meant for the development of Arunchal Pradesh which it regards as a disputed area. Agencies
ITANAGAR: Pointing out the latest incident of stapled Chinese visa issued to Arunachalee Karate team by Chinese embassy in New Delhi, former Member of Parliament Kiren Rijiju has urged the Centre to adopt a concrete strategy so that Arunachalees don’t face humiliation again and again.
In a letter to Union External Affairs Minister S M Krishna, the MP believed that the Centre requires a shift in its strategy without compromising national interest. How long this situation will exist for the people of Arunachal Pradesh, Rijiju asked. “There is every likelihood that the border problem will continue and the Aruanchalee can never participate in any international event in China,” Rijiju said. He further said that such impediment is not only confined to normal visit to China but even the development assistance from the International Instituions are also blocked due to pressure tactics from China.
Can Govt of India afford to call off the trips of any Indian delegations to China each time an Arunachalee is given stapled visa or denied visa or can Centre find out a way to accept stapled visa by obtaining some concrete assurance from the Chinese Govt on the status of Aruanchal Pradesh while the border talks goes on? Rijiju asked.
ITANAGAR, Jul 22: The Lohit Valley Dam Affected Citizens Forum on behalf of the project-
In a memorandum to the Lohit Deputy Commissioner, the Forum rejected the meager
compensation of land for project affected families as per Arunachal Pradesh Relief
and Rehabilitation Policy-
The Forum further demanded inclusion of PAF members in the draft R and R committee constituted for implementation of LADP, job opportunities and contract and supply works for the project affected families on priority basis and free 100 units power supply per month to affected families.
The memorandum requested that adequate steps should be initiated by the company to maintain the sanctity of Nimkey and Tailung which are venerated by the natives for their spiritual and cultural importance besides establishment of a technical institute for the benefit of locals.
Moreover, the Memorandum demanded transparency in DPR, dam break analysis and disaster management plan.
MSC take on DSC today
Kolkata, Jul 22: Model Sports Club (MSC) will take on Dari Sports Club (DSC) in the
first match while Zing Urban FC will clash against Capital Complex Sports Club -
ITANAGAR, Jul 22: Papum Pare SP Nabam Gugte has felicitated 23 constables of different police stations in Papum Pare district for being decorated with the honoray rank of lance naik and naik in a rank ceremony held at Doimukh PS today.
The felicitation function was attended by all the police officers of the district including official staff.
While addressing the police personnel, the SP highlighted the new roles and stressed on strict maintenance of discipline.
It is worth mentioning here that 230 constables of the Arunachal Pradesh police from all over the state were decorated with the honorary rank of lance naik and naik by the office of the DGP on 8th July. Out of these 230 constables, 23 police personnel are serving in different Police stations in Papum pare district.
ITANAGAR, Jul 22: The five days capacity building programme for officials, including Land Revenue and Settlement Officer (LR&SO), Surveyors, SK and Mandal of the Land Management Department concluded at Land Management Department here today.
T. Taloh, Commissioner (LM) attended the concluding day function as chief guest and addressed the participants.
E. Nangkar, Director (LM), R. Karcho, DD(LM), Jyotish Roy, TD, NIC, Itanagar also spoke on the occasion.
Earlier, the programme was inaugurated by Director (Land Management) in presence
of officials of L M Department, faculty from NIC, New Delhi D.S. Venkatesh, Scientist-
P.C.Kundalia, Scientist (Retd) from Survey of India explained in depth the Cadastral survey and Field astronomy. Later, Prof. R.K Garg of IIT, Roorkee explained in details on Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
Experts from Shotam Instruments Ltd. led by B.N. Chaubey presented GPS technology, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary control pints during Cadastral Survey, Electronic Total Station, Georeferencing etc.
The linking of Cadastral map with ROR using Bhunaksha software developed by NIC was also explained. A field level survey training in the IG Part, Itanagar using GPS/ETS and data processing was also conducted during the five day programme.
This training was organized by National Informatics Centre/NICSI and Department of Land Management, Itanagar under National Land Records Modernization Programme (NLRMP) sponsored by Ministry of Rural Development, Department of Land Resources.
Daporijo, Jul 22: A meeting on Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF) for Upper Subansiri district was held under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner cum CEO Ameya Abhayankar at the Rijo Conference Hall here today.
Addressing the meeting, Abhayankar stated that BRGF fund had been released for 2010-
DPO Timba highlighted on the salient features of BRGF implementation in the district.
Mentioning about the status of fund released under BRGF, he stated that an amount
of 7.32 crores had been released by the MoPR and Rs 6,95,40,000 by the state government
Timba also informed that MoPR had extended another five years (2012-
Further, the mode of release of funds to various tiers of Panchayati Raj (Zilla Parishad level 20%, Anchal Samity level 30% and Gram Panchayat level 50%) was explained to the members present.
He further informed that a District Level Project Management Committee at the district and block level, Redessal Committee and Review Committee were constituted for effective and smooth implementation of BRGF. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Jul 22: The East Kameng unit of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) has requested the State Information Commissioner to take action against East Kameng DC cum PIO for his alleged failure to provide details sought through RTI regarding implementation of MLA local area development fund in five assembly constituencies of the district.
The BJYM district unit president Loku Sono further alleged that the deputy director of Urban development also failed to provide complete information sought on implementation of storm water drainage scheme in Seppa. Despite SIC order, the PIO concerned did not furnish the complete information till date, he said.
ITANAGAR, Jul 22: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Papum Pare has organized a training on Tie and dye fabric on July 20 at SVC Hall Nirjuli, under the guidance of Dr. Taba Heli (programme coordinator).
Nearly 30 women from in and around the capital participated in the training. Tadang Meena, SMS (Agronomy) highlighted the objectives of the programme and KVK activities. The major objective behind the training was to promote small scale industries for employment opportunities and to enhance the skill of women.
KVK SMS (Home Science) Dr. Kangjam Victoria Devi trained the women on tie and dye with demonstration. Tie and dye making business can be launched at home by women with only a reasonable amount of capital, she said. Alongside, other home based income generating activities like food processing and preservation, tailoring, embroidery etc were also highlighted in the programme.
The Women participants expressed their keen interest in such self-
Tezu, Jul 22: The District Health Society, Lohit District observed World Population Day with the theme “Small family Overall Development” / “Chota parivar Sampoorna Vikaas”, at District Hospital here today.
In the function the MOs, Med Staffs, AWW (ICDS), ASHAs and Panchayat leaders and a gathering of around 200 were participated.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. N. Ninu, DMO Tezu, requested all the ASHAs, AWW and Panchayat leaders to disseminate the message on importance of small family. She informed that all the family planning methods are made available in all health facilities for eligible couples. “The couple must take the chance of these opportunities in sizing their families”, she said.
Dr.Nani Rika, DRCHO, highlighted the aim and objective of the function on World Population Day and the importance of observing Population Stabilization fortnight throughout the world. He also spoke on the alarming growth of population during last decade in the country, particularly in the state and district. He emphasised on family planning to achieve target the of 2:1 in the coming days.
Dr P.K.Saikia, Medical Superintendent, also spoke on small family and its advantages; he appealed to the eligible couples to maintain their family at 2:1 size.
Dr.D.Perme (Gynae) Spoke on Family Planning methods while Dr.J.Ado,DPO, DAPCU cum I/C ICTC spoke on HIV/AIDS and STDs.
Exhibition of family planning methods/kits and HIV/AIDS material were displayed and demonstrated on the occasion. DIPRO
Think about drainage system before renovation of road
I would like to highlight the bad condition of road connecting Police Colony and Vivek Vihar, Itanagar. In rainy season, the road turns bad to worse for the commuters and vehicle users as the drain water flows over the road with gravels and sands.
Nowadays, even the Auto-
Moreover, the students and office goers and local people are facing lot of problem as the only bridge way of Police Colony and Chandranagar, Itanagar collapsed since long.
Therefore, I request the authorities to maintain proper drainage system before taking step to renovate the road. We can't stop the rain but at least take measures to bring succor to common man.
Itanagar, (On email)
Give focus on culture and tradition
As a reader of your news paper, I would like to request you start a traditional and
cultural column. There is large scope to explore the land of Arunachal -
Nyokum Lapang, Itanagar, (On email)
Wake up before it’s too late
It is sad and unfortunate that we lost human lives and properties due to landslides
and rainfalls and that too in our Capital area and to the best of my knowledge, this
is not the first time, every year it happens. Itanagar is the only city we make reference
to our friends from outside the state. Sadly the way the unscientific way of building
constructions, encroachments and without any municipal activities and lack of strict
land allotment and maintenance, the Capital city is in fact a mess. The whole of
our state lies in seismic zone-
Dr. C. Mongchan
Shillong, (on email)
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Education and woman
A huge amount of progress has been made in education and the education of girls especially, over the past decade in Afghanistan. Malalai School is considered the country's best for girls. Its halls are spotless, the curriculum is packed and discipline is rigid.
Education standards were dire under the Taliban. At the time its six-
A total of 2,500 pupils from grades 1 through 12 attend Malalai and the school, which
is open to everyone, is a striking example of how things can improve. In this case,
the Afghan government, international aid agencies, pupils, teachers and parents have
worked together to rebuild a standards-
Malalai School, named after a legendary 19th-
The report adds that while there are 2.5 millions girls in school, which still only represents 42% of girls of school age. Moreover, enrolment sharply drops at secondary level.
Reopening of Kabul’s school brings hope for girls who experienced dire standards of education under Taliban rule. The government, international aid agencies, students, teachers and parents have joined hands to rebuild quality education.