2011

July -  23

News Highlights

 

Independent football tourney

ITANAGAR, Jul 22: The 8th Independence cup football tournament 2011 to be held at Chidu-Chigo ground Likabali will begin from 2nd of August. All together 16 football team are going to participate in the tournament.

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-construction mobile towers at Lumdang under Papu valley and Bana.

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.

 

Orientation workshop

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 - 2011 toppers at a function being organized at Hotel Moomsie, here on July 23.

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.

 

Appointments

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- Forum activities.   The Forum also unanimously appointed Tsering Phurpa  as the vice president  incharge of West Kameng and Tawang and Gyodi Cheda as  VP of the Forum (EZ).

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- appointed as Cheif Patron of ARTIAF.

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 of Mowb-1, informed Mowb-I,II & Upper Senkiview Sector Welfare Committee in a release.

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.

 

Condolences

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, ex-ASM and social worker of Tarasso area who died on 18th of this month at Guwahati hospital after brief illness. Union prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.

News Impact

Stapled visas to figure in India-China boundary talks

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-level boundary talks here in in October-November.

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-do Championship (junior and cadet) at Quanghou City in Fujjian province of China from July 20 to 25.

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.

 

PAFs oppose arbitrary land acquisition for dam

ITANAGAR, Jul 22: The Lohit Valley Dam Affected Citizens Forum on behalf of the project-affected-families (PAFs) of the 1750 MW Lower Demwe Hydro Electric Project has opposed arbitrary acquisition of land for the project implementation.  It demanded that a memorandum of agreement be  signed between the project authorities and the project affected families (PAFs) before the final acquisition of the land and commencement of the project works.

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-2008. Despite the land owner's written submission for the enhancement of land compensation during public hearing and post hearing, the project implementing authorities are keeping mum on the issue, the Forum resented. It further said that although the NRRP-2007 prescribed basic minimum requirement, the state govt., public sector undertaking, agencies and other regulating bodies shall be at liberty to put in place greater benefit levels for dam affected families.

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.

 

Tiger 7 Soccer Tourney

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 - A , in the 2nd State Level Tiger 7 Soccer Tournament at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun tomorrow.

 

The blessed police personnel

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.

 

Capacity building programme for land management officials

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-D and NICSI, New Delhi.

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.

 

DC calls for proper implementation of BRGF schemes

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 2010-2011, but cautioned that subsequent funds under BRGF would be released only with the fulfillment of conditions and submission of proper documents. He called upon all for the proper implementation of works and timely submission of documents. He also informed that follow up verification of works would be undertaken from time to time.

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 for 2010-2011.  

Timba also informed that MoPR had extended another five years (2012-2017) for the implementation of BRGF in the district and that a MoU had been signed with a Pune based NGO, Centre for Development Studies  and  Activities for the preparation of Five Year Perspective Plan as it had been selected as Technical Support Institute for Upper Subansiri district.

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

 

Morcha alleges violation of RTI norms

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.

 

Training on Tie and Dye Fabric for women

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-employment venture.

 

World Population Day observed

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

Readers Forum

 

Think about drainage system before renovation of road

Dear Editor,

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-rickshaws or any other hired vehicles refuse to visit Police Colony, Itanagar, because of the dilapidated road condition. In fact, commuters wouldn't like to burn precious drop of petrol or diesel on this road in these days of price hike of all essential commodities.

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.

Yours’

Hendon Ete

Itanagar, (On email)

 

 

Give focus on culture and tradition

Dear Editor,

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 - its flora and fauna, natures etc. Therefore, I hope this daily will start a column on Arunachal’s tradition and cultures in additional to daily news of socio-political and development issues.

Yours,

Tada Babla

Nyokum Lapang, Itanagar, (On email)

 

 

Wake up before it’s too late

Dear Editor,

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-V in case of an earthquakes. Are we waiting for an earthquake to strike and then rectify our faults? Please people and policy makers, wake up before it’s too late.

Yours,

Dr. C. Mongchan

Shillong, (on email)

 

 

 

 

 

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EDITORIAL

 

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-year rule collapsed in 2001, there were less than 1 million children in school and almost no girls. Last year there were 7 million children in school including 2.5 million girls, according to the Afghan ministry of education.

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-setting establishment.

Malalai School, named after a legendary 19th-century heroine from the second Anglo-Afghan war, opened in 1931 to educate the daughters of Kabul's wealthy. The Taliban shut the school when it rolled into Afghanistan's capital in 1996, telling women and girls to stay at home. It then reopened as a madrasa, or religious school, for boys.

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.