Flood at Seijosa
ITANAGAR, June 8: A team of Govt officers including Water Resource Department EE, Seppa Ayung Nabam along with PRI members have taken stock of the flood damage in Seijosa area.
Seijosa –II Anchal Samiti Member Gamja Langlang informed that flood triggered by heavy down pour on June 5 has caused damage to Seijosa area. He further said the flood water washed away Forest I B. Moreover, erosion of Pakke river bank and medical nallah pose severe threat to the existence of PWD colony, Darlong, Niti Darlong villages and medical colony, ALC line, teacher colony, the panchayat leader said.
During their visit, the team also took stock of the anti-
Meanwhile, the Panchayat leaders appealed to the Govt to take more flood protection measures in Seijosa.
ITANAGAR, June 8: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee expressed shock at the untimely demise of Tirbin Sub Block Congress Committee, President Kanya Gadi, who died at Vellore on June 2 last.
Kanya is survived by 7 children.
The APCC termed the sudden demise of Kanya as a great loss to the people of the district and the state.
The West Siang District Congress Committee, also observed two minutes silence at its office at Aalo and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.
The Arunachal Pradesh Teachers’ Association, West Siang District Unit expressed grief on the sudden demise of Ego Kato Primary School, Assistant Teacher Nyali Eshi, who died yesterday.
SAMS conference held
ITANAGAR, June 8: The 6th general conference of Supung Ajing Multipurpose Society was held at Hapoli recently.
During the conference, Hage Tatng and Rubu Chatung have been selected as chairman and general secretary of the society.
KVK celebrates World Environment Day
ITANAGAR, June 8: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Upper Subansiri celebrated World Environment Day on June 5 at Bararupak village with an aim to spread awareness on the importance and role of trees in mitigating climate problems among the rural people. The important day was observed by distribution and planting of tree saplings along with the local farmers around the village Middle School. It was celebrated as a curricular part of the ongoing Farm School which is a sponsored programme of ATMA, Daporijo. The tree samples were collected from the Divisional Forest Office, Daporijo.
Nature Film Festival in Rupa
ITANAGAR, June 8: As part of the World Environment Day celebrations, the Shergaon Forest Division organized a two day nature film festival in Rupa from June 4 to highlight issues of conservation of nature and environment. The aim of the nature film festival was to motivate and inspire action towards environmental conservation. The two day film fest screened about eight renowned nature documentaries of Planet Earth series and many short duration awareness modules on energy, transport, farming, water, wastes and paper. The festival attracted more than 300 viewers during the course of two days.
Quiz competitions for students based on the showcased movies were also conducted. The prizes won by students of Pinewood and Roopland School were given away by Shri. DK Thongdok, former Minister and the SDO, Rupa during the last session on Sunday, 5th June, 2011.
Information leaflets on ‘Tips for eco-
SEPPA,June 8: All Bameng Constituency Social Welfare Association(ABCSWA), has been revived with formation of interim committee with Pawan Sonam and Renya Paffa as its Chairman & General Secretary respectively. This committee will function till the formation of a new executive body of the Association. (DIPRO)
Border peace association formed
ITANAGAR, June 8: All Arunachal Pradesh Border Peace Association has been formed yesterday with SP Dollo, Vijaky Tana Tara and Kome Cheda as its president, vice president and general secretary and Yayi Doke Lendo, Tarh Mina and Yado Yangfo as its women wing president, vice president and general secretary respectively.
Regional conference of electoral reform
ITANAGAR, June 8: Union Ministry of Law and Justice will organize the 7th Regional Consultation on electoral reforms at NEDFI House, Guwahati on June 12. Union Minister of Law and Justice, V Molly, chief ministers, law ministers and chief election officers of all north eastern states including Sikkim and chief election commissioner, New Delhi will be participating the conference.
PAWSO general body meeting held
ITANAGAR, June 8: The 5th general body meeting of Pangung Welfare Society (PAWSO) was held at Pangung village, Anjaw District recently.
The house unanimously resolved to oppose the construction of Hutong-
On the occasion, literary competition based on Mishmi tradition, art, culture and rituals was organized and the society resolved to sponsor bright students of the financially weak family of the society.
Green Mount excel in AISSE
ITANAGAR, June 8: Green Mount School, Itanagar has excelled in the AISSE (Class-
Yukti Chaudhari D/O of Shailendra Chaudhari has secured cent percent marks i.e. 10 CGPA out of 10. The school managing Committee has extended their congratulations to the students and staff for their endeavor in bringing good fame for the school and hopes they will continue to shine in future also.
Mass transfer cancelation
ITANAGAR: Auxiliary Nurse Midwifery/Lady Health Visitor Cadre Welfare Association,
while lauding the government for cancellation of mass transfer orders expressed the
hope that the demand for implementation of part-
Schools without teachers
ITANAGAR: All Julang Khu Youth Society (AJKYS) visited various primary schools in Kurung Kumey recently. It alleged that, though schools have been established in many villages in the district, there is lack of building and teachers are yet to be posted against Langha, Loa, Lopo Tali and Tali HQ Primary Schools.
It appealed to the DDSE, Kurung Kumey district to look into the matter before the beginning of new academic session and also appealed the villagers to send their children to school.
How many speak in our
This is in response to news item under the heading "Siram urges centre to include Arunachal languages in Bharat Bhasa Vikas Yojna" which is a good idea.
The languages of Arunachal are endangered and who is responsible? We are!!!! It is the time to do something to preserve our languages. Today if our languages are endangered, it’s not because of anyone but because of ourselves.
How many of us use our tribal language to communicate among your fellow tribe friends? Answer would be only few. Today how many of the parents of urban areas use own language at home with their children?
Again the answer would be few. Now how many high school or college students speak
their own language with people of the same tribe? Again the answer would be few.
If the same trend continues, the time is not so far to read in history syllabus the names of Arunachal languages. Dear parents, you can bring a change.
Messages far detached from
Through the column of your esteemed daily and with a begging of an apology to the
concerned people this article is directed to, I would like to express my hard-
Like every year, this year too, on the occasion of the World Environment Day, the Governor, the CM and the Environment Minister relayed to the state the message of environment bounty of our state, the commitment towards its protection and the harnessing of its resources in a sustainable manner.
The messages, with an irony, under the symbol and the motive ‘satyameva jayate’, are far detached from the truth around. Detached, I call it so, because, the messages of biodiversities and sustainability are invalidated long back when the irresponsible people have sounded the death knell by allowing reckless mining of natural resources, signing of hydro power MoUs, logging of virgin forests, mindless collection of river boulders, etc. without ever addressing their devastating consequences on the environment.
Take a trouble by stepping down from your vehicle when you see some dark foot prints by the side of the road while ever travelling to district headquarter Changlang, follow them and you will find a cleverly hidden coal depot by some bamboo grooves. That is how our environment caretakers are committing themselves to papers, faraway from the ground realities.
Kharsang the treasure trove of the black gold-
Not to mention of the several timber saw mills packed in a single stretch of compound that are working full time on the other side of the Namchik river. The verdict of the supreme court of India failed to make any impact beyond the huge gates of the mills’ compound. Consequently, the felling of trees is same or even worse not sparing even the few years’ old immature trees.
True to our position in the top of the ecological pyramid, we are outright consumers that know only to gather and consume and hardly able to provide anything to our environment back. The greedy planners and the profiteers are as good as the owner in the story ‘the golden egg laying chicken’. Out of his greediness the owner killed the chicken thinking that he can get all the golden eggs at one go instead of nurturing it for it to keep laying the golden eggs for a long time.
We all agree that development comes at a cost, but, the cost must not be so high as to obliterate the existence of our whole future generations. Mindless exploitation of our environment is like committing a homicide, an act that will slowly but certainly kill the future generations by choking the environment that might have sustained them otherwise.
Try to ponder deeply, that, we are living in a unique planet called earth. We must not think that the action in some far of place will not affect us here or our action here will not affect some far of place. Countries are bounded, not the planet earth.
This is with reference to the various events following the midnight raid on Baba
Ramdev and his supporters. There cannot be two opinions on stopping corruption as
it has penetrated every system in the country. It depends on a person’s will to remain
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ASI Bo and Head Constable Duyu Tatu accused in rape cases too
ITANAGAR, June 8: The 3-
“ASI Bo and Head Constable Duyu Tatu, who had track record of criminal activities, Constable Rajesh Nayam and Constable Tapor Naroh have committed heinous crime by forcing two minors to perform sexual act in public place and taking its photograph with ulterior motive which is contrary to their pledge of allegiance to uphold the rule of law and prevent crime in the society as a member of law enforcing authority,” the committee headed by APSCW vice chairperson, in its report submitted to APSCW after conducting a thorough inquiry into the whole episode, said. Prior to the MMS scandal, both Bo and Duyu were accused of rape cases and suspended from their services when they were in the rank of constables. However, they were acquitted from the cases on ‘certain grounds,’ the committee informed.
Questioning the promotion of both the police personnel despite of their criminal track record, the committee demanded for constitution of a high level inquiry committee headed by an officer not below the rank of SP, preferably an IPS cadre, to enquire the legitimacy and genuineness of their promotion.
It also questioned as to why the Daporijo Police did not maintain the General Diary
(GD) of the police station referring the detention of both the victims since maintenance
of GD in police station is a must as it demanded investigation regarding non-
“The Government should provide Rs.5 Lakh each to both the victims on compensation ground for violating their freedom of rights guaranteed to its citizen by the Constitution of India under Art. 12, damaging the career of both the teenagers as well as tarnishing the reputation of the victims’ families by men in uniform, the recommendation letter added.
Meanwhile, it suggested that the judgement of DK Bosu of Supreme Court, which came in light of the abuse of power by police and issues of custodial violence to protect the rights of the accused, should be strictly followed by all the police stations in the state.
Other suggestions include installation of CCTVs in all police stations, establishment
State/UTs Education Ministers Conference
New Delhi, June 8: Speaking at the conference of Education ministers of state and Union territories, Bosiram Siram stressed on the issue of untrained teachers in the state. He said that untrained teachers remain a major problem in the state further compounded by acute shortage of teachers training institutions. He said that the existing DIET’s are very limited to meet up the need while adding that 23 BRCs be strengthened to impart teachers training programme.
Minister Education Bosiram Siram, accompanied by Hage Khoda, Commissioner Education, T. Taloh, Director Secondary Education, P.N. Thungon, SPD and D. K. Chaturvedi, OSD (Education) participated in Conference today.
Ministers Education from States/ UTs, UGC Chairman, Vice Chancellor IGNOU, Educationalists, Secretaries & Officials of HRD, writers’ and members of various civil societies from across the country took part in the meeting which was chaired by Kapil Sibal, Union Minister HRD and Purandeshawri, State Minister for Education HRD and Member Planning Commission.
Siram highlighted that the state is plagued with problems of poor physical infrastructure,
communication bottleneck, huge backlog of untrained teachers and poor economic condition
of the people in spite of that the state has launched multi-
He added that the residential facilities if extended more in numbers in the remote areas of Arunachal Pradesh for both teachers and students can really contribute much to reduce teacher’s absenteeism and drop out of students. More number of KGBV in the state can improve the status of the girls because emergence of KGBV has become a boon for the tribal girls in the state. He also pleaded for the extension of Management Monitoring Evaluation and Research in the centrally sponsored schemes.
On the issue of RTE status, school mapping and teachers education which were the parts of agenda of the conference, Siram focused on the state government preparedness which was widely appreciated by MHRD. Further on the issues of RMSA, PPP in school education and Sakshar Bharat Mission, he reaffirmed the state government commitment. He stressed on the immediate need of inclusion of Papum Pare district under Sakshar Bharat Mission where the literacy rate of the women in the rural area exists as per Mission norms.
He also focused on the developmental status of the Model Degree Colleges in the identified Higher Educationally backward district of the state. He informed that out of eleven Model Degree Colleges sanctioned in the state, six such colleges are on the progressive state and shall be completed shortly.
On the issue of “Interest Subsidy on Education Loan Scheme”, a Central sector scheme to subsidized the interest burden during period of moratorium specially designed for the students from economically weaker section of society, Siram acknowledged its advantage and expressed willingness for implementation in the state after completing all formalities from both the ends.
ITANAGAR, June 8: The long hands of the law caught up with Prakhanjit Gogoi, master
mind in the cheating of people of the state to the tune of few crores of rupees.
Prakhanjit Gogoi S/O Sushil Gogoi, resident of Bhojo Mahamara, Dibrugarh is the
sixth arrest that Itanagar Police had made in connection with Itanagar PS Case NO.57/10
U/S 120/34 IPC. Earlier other accused and co-
The modus operandi of the gang is that they had opened a well furnished and impressive
office in Kahilipara area of Guwahati under the name and style of G-
Prkhanjit after duping people has invested the money in other contract works. Prakhanjit
Gogoi read upto class-
ITANAGAR, June 8: The Bharatiya Janata Party Arunachal Pradesh has termed the statement of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Arunachal state Unit carried in local dailies in which it had cautioned the BJP on issues of corruption and black money in the back drop of agitation by Ramdev, the Yoga Guru as very unfortunate, narrow and hallowed statement made just for cheap media coverage.
It said that NCP was trying to divert the attention of the people of the country from the core issues.
The polluted situations of PDS in Arunachal Pradesh have been directly linked with the central NCP leaders in the Union Ministry, it said.
The BJP would rather like to support and extend co-
ITANAGAR, June 8: In a shocking incident in the state capital, a pistol was found in the seat pouch of a car of Sango Lomte Foundation chairman and RTI activist Payi Gyadi at Nirjuli on June 5.
The car keys were not with Gyadi. On discovery of the pistol in the car on Sunday, the relatives immediately informed Payi Gyadi of the incident. Subsequently, Gyadi informed his legal advisor and drafted an FIR. The Society further informed that while Gyadi and others were about to move police station, a police team in civil dress reached the spot. Later two suspected hand grenade wrapped in newspaper were also found from the car. Police detained Payi Gyadi for interrogation and released him next day on personal bond.
Meanwhile Gyadi Welfare Society demanded an independent enquiry into the incident. Society claimed that it is a criminal conspiracy hatched to eliminate the social activist Gyadi, who has been raising voice against corruption and illegal appointment in the state. Expressing surprise over the presence of police on the spot immediately, the Society questioned how police came to know about the pistol in the car even before they were informed.
ITANAGAR, June 8: Kargu Kardi Student’s Union (KKSU) has alleged mismanagement of fund by WRD Basar Division.
It said that the Union had asked for explanation in white paper. But the department concerned is unable to even furnish the information, regarding the usage of fund, when the Union sought information under R.T.I Act it said
It has been established by the information furnished by the Water Resource Department (WRD) Basar Division that an amount of Rupees 64, 93.51 lakhs was allotted in the last AOP to the department. The funds had been drawn as per the targets projected in the AOP but it has been not utilized as per the target and for which the fund was allocated. The utilization of fund is totally unknown to the masses and mysteriously the fund has been almost used up, it said.
We have been pursuing the department to furnish the information regarding the utilization of fund but they are unable to do so. By not replying to the information sought in this regard through the RTI Act, they have even breached the right of seeking information. It establishes the fact that the concerned department is misguiding the masses and has kept the public in confusion, the Union said.
While appealing the state government to look into the matter and unearth the whole issue, the Union said that it would launch agitation if the details were not made known.
ITANAGAR, June 8: North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation (NERAMAC),
a Public Enterprise under the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER)
registered a record sales turnover of Rs. 101.65 Crore during 2010-
The Corporation has increased more than three-
Minister of DoNER B K Handique stated “Innovative and focussed initiatives like setting up of a Large Cadrmom Auction Centre at Rangpo, Sikkim, establishing linkages with the Passion Fruit Growers Association of Manipur, channelizing organges produced in remote areas of Arunachal like Tezu and Wakro to Bangladesh border paid rich dividends to the farmers of the region”.
It has also procured & marketed various other items such as turmeric, large cardamom,
maize, Ground Nut Cake etc, input supplies like fertilizer, assorted seeds, planting
materials and floriculture items under the Horticulture Mission for North East &
Hill States (HMNEHS) & National Horticulture Mission supplies. It has tied up with
reputed companies in the field of setting up of various Horticultural Projects like
By directly procuring produce from the farmers, NERAMAC ensured better prices to the farmers.It also helped building linkages through MoU between farmer’s Societies and manufacturers of processed foods having FPO licenses.
“NERAMAC played a significant role by intervening in the sourcing, procuring and marketing of cash crops like ginger, fresh pineapple, cashew nut, Kiwi fruits etc. from the farmers of the NRegion. Its role as a dynamic marketing organization, essentially to support farmers, has started showing visibility through its operations to sustain famers’ interest in production by application of post harvest technology”, added the Minister of DoNER.
Another critical area addressed by NERAMAC has been the involvement of private sector in the field of processing to tap the market potential for Kiwi & Passion fruit. Linkage were established with Passion Fruit Growers Association of Manipur and started procuring single strength passion fruit juice from them to make end product through private and women entrepreneurs. These products are being marketed by NERAMAC successfully. Similiarly, introduced Kiwi fruit RTS & Squashes by sourcing Kiwi fruit from Arunachal Pradesh by involving private entrepreneur group.
With support of Ministry of DoNER and NEC, it has also organized several Capacity Building Programs for the local youths on important cash crops like Ginger, Pineapple, Passion Fruits and Oranges grown naturally organic in the region.
Meanwhile, Minister of DoNER B.K. Handique, has convened a meeting of Senior Officials of National Horticulture Technology Mission, NEC and NERAMAC on June 9 to discuss the current status on implementation of various programmes for development of Horticulture sector in North Eastern Region.
The meeting will discuss about the priority areas in Horticulture development in the Region, focussed approach on core strengthen of the Region in the sector like organic products, production of passion fruits, Kiwi, Strawberry and high value flowers.
B.K. Handique stated that “the priority will be to establish marketing linkages and timely evacuation of fruits, vegetables and flowers during the peak season and developing processing facilities in the Region will also be discussed in the meeting.
ITANAGAR, June 8: North East Development Welfare Society (NEDWS) Kurung Kumey District Unit in association with divisional forest office conducted a mega tree plantation in the vicinity of PWD inspection bungalow, general ground Palin in Kurung Kumey district to mark the World Environment Day on June 5 last. Large number of people including Govt staff, Tabom Boje, NEDWS president , panchayat leaders, Pane Himi Public School principal and students, members of Future Generation, NEDWS district unit members participated in the mega tree plantation and World Environment Day celebration.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, the chief guest Tarh Talo, ZPM Yangte, called upon all section of people to conserve forest and plant tree to protect environment as well the Earth.
NEDWS president Tabom Boje explained the significance of the World Environment Day and emphasized on the need of mass awareness about environment among the common people. He also highlighted the role of NGO in development process.
Former Palin ZPM and chief advisor of NEDWS Toku Kaha expressed happiness at the celebration of World Environment Day in grand manner in Palin for the first time.
Range Forest Officer, Palin called for mass tree plantation to reduce global warming. Pane Hime Public School chairman Nangbia Rema also spoke on the occasion and called for preservation of forest resources.
The guest of honour, Rido Tarak, Palin CO administered pledge to the 15-
BOMDILA, June 8: The Unique Identity(UID) Project better known as and officially sponsored as Aadhaar to streamline and link every Indian with a single identity of their own and to do away with the scores of duplicate and fake identities in the government and private databases and to facilitate the common mass banking opportunities and to empower the poor and the needy to avail the various poverty alleviation programmes and other centrally sponsored schemes, Aadhaar set its foot in the district headquarters Bomdila today.
Coordinated by the department of Economics & Statistics, government of Arunachal Pradesh, State Consultant Akash Sahu of PWC Kolkata and his aide made a detail power point presentation on AADHAAR – its concept of Demographic and Biometric aspects, what & why, who and how to get an Aadhaar.
Addressing the Administrative Officers of the district who had come to attend the
presentation, DC Rinchin Tashi underscoring the importance of Aadhaar and its utility
which seems to be mandatory in the days to come, impressed upon the need for pro-
Taking into consideration the difficult terrain and topography of the district, the
house after assuring whole-
Roing, Jun 8: The progress and achievements of various centrally sponsored schemes being executed in Lower Dibang Valley district by various works departments were highlighted during the 17th district level monitoring committee meeting held in the office chamber of the Lower Dibang Valley deputy commissioner.
While highlighting about the progress and achievements of works being executed by
Public Work Department, Roing, M Borang, EE (PWD) informed that earth work up to
10.36 km along Jia Tinali to Bizari via Idili village under NLCPR scheme and Slip
clearance, construction of 30 nos of culvert of 2 meter span each, Retaining wall
and B/wall of 550 meter along Hunli-
Earth work in both the embankments of Sisiri river, procurement of various construction
materials such as GI sausage wire etc and construction of B/C Wall for Guide Bund
(80 mtr), stone pitching upto 400 sqm were completed for the permanent bridge over
Sisiri river on Dambuk-
Construction of DIPRO Office building and boundary wall of Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Roing under SPA were completed while the the construction work of teacher quarters, hostel building, residential quarters for Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Dambuk under SPA fund were in progress, he added.
Providing of T &D link to various SHP/MHS (Deopani MHS Phase II) under SPA were completed and tender for drawing of 33 KV line from Mebo to Dambuk were under process, informed a staff representative of Roing Electrical Division.
The meeting further decided to inspect the works carried out in far flung places
Beside the departmental engineers Chiliko Meto, Zilla Chairperson, Namo Linggi, ZPM, and other representative of working departments were present in the meeting. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, June 8: Dokum-
“Our colony road has no drainage system, soiling and carpeting since its existence in 1999, said the committee in a release today. The committee further said that several memorandum were placed before the local MLA and department concerned for development of colony road but the road remains as it was, the Committee resented. The road is going bad to worse day by day and during rainy season, the situation becomes horrible, it said.
The committee once again appealed to the local MLA and department concerned to take all necessary steps for renovation of the road on priority basis.
Meanwhile, the DCWC expressed its sincere gratitude to MLA Techi Kaso and Itanagar Market Welfare Association headed by Bamang Taji for providing financial assistance and donating CGI sheets respectively to the May 4 fire victims of Dokum colony.
ITANAGAR, June 8: The joy of people of Challo village under Chambang circle in Kurung Kumey district knew no bounds, when the village was illuminated through mini hydel project, Chambang on June 5 last. The project was implemented by the department of hydro power development.
Meanwhile, the 27th Challo Anchal Segment Missed Development Control Committee showered praises on Palin MLA Takam Tagar and engineers of hydro power and power department, Ziro for implementing the mini hydel project. Development initiative taken by Tagar is really appreciable, the committee said.
ROING, June 8: A training cum demonstration on different methods for better preservation and to increase the nutritive values of different feeds and fodder for the livestock was conducted by District Animal Husbandry & Veterinary department under the guidance of Dr V K Sehgal, DVO here recently.
The main aim and objective of the training was to enhance the nutritive values of fodder/feed by addition of different feed ingredients like Urea, Molasses, Calcium, Minerals, Salt and different ways for long time preservation in order to tide over lean season, drought/flood and any other natural calamities.
Dr B M Poddar, Dr K Phukan and Dr B Mimi, SVOs dealt at length the methods of Urea treated straw, silage and chaffed straw feeding respectively.
Dr Sehgal demonstrated preparation of Urea-
Jantu Mendo, a successful progressive farmer of the area attended the programme as the chief guest. A good numbers of progressive farmers of the locality and veterinary field staffs attended one day training programme. DIPRO