JESWACAP submits 12 points memo
ITANAGAR, June 09: Joint Ex-
ITANAGAR, June 09: The residents of C-
Altogether, ten truck trips of sand and gravels and 40 bags of cement, voluntarily
contributed by public development committee, C-
Relief assistance to fire victims
ITANAGAR, June 9: A team of All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) led by its Art and Culture
secretary Bamang Taniang Koige distributed utensils and cloth to the Koloriang Old
Market fire victims on June 6 last. As many as 14 families lost their dwelling houses
Meanwhile, ANSU appealed to the Govt to grant adequate financial assistance to the fire victims. It also demanded a fire service station to Koloriang to check and prevent fire accident in future.
Despite Koloriang old market comes under urban area, there is no visible development including road connectivity, the ANSU said and appealed to the state Govt, particularly local legislator to give priority on development of Koloriang town.
ITANAGAR, June 9: Rajiv Gandhi Universty Rono Hills, Doimukh has conferred the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Nabam Nakha Hina for his thesis 'Customary Laws of the Nyishi: Institution, Processs, Change and continuity,' under the supervision of Professor Pura Tado. Nakha is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, RGU.
ZIRO, June 9: North East Development Welfare Society (NEDWS) president has appointed office bearers for its Women’s Wing units of Papum Pare, Lower Subansiri and Kurung Kumey districts.
Gichak Yanu and Taba Purnima were appointed as president and general secretary of Papum Pare unit while Gem Shahil and Toko Shanti were made president and general secretary of Lower Subansiri district unit. Yura Yalong has been appointed general secretary of Kurung Kumey district unit.
Aaz Ki Awaaz
ITANAGAR, June 9: Aaz Ki Awaaz, an Itanagar base news channel will resume its service from June 13. It was decided in a meeting held yesterday said its chairman Hiba Kaha.
ITANAGAR, June 9: Joint vehicle checking drive by the Capital district administration, traffic cell and Arunachal Public Motor Transport Federation (APMTF) was conducted on June 8 and 9. The team scrutinized vehicles documents and license of the drivers during surprise checking and imposes fine to the violators of traffic rules. Meanwhile, the Federation appealed to the vehicle owners/drivers to strictly follow traffic rules and avoid reckless driving for safety and security of road users.
Invite tender: Society
ITANAGAR, June 9: Bok-
Fishing, hunting prohibited in Pijerang
ZIRO, June 9: In its humble initiative to preserve the flora and fauna of the Papu
valley under Pijerang circle of East Kameng District, the All Papu-
Violators would be imposed a fine of Rs.1000 for their each offence, according to an APVYWA release.
PASIGHAT, June 9: Takin Tatin, Assistant Teacher of Govt. Secondary School, Riga has been arrested by the Boleng police on June 8 last, according to an official release of SP Pasighat.
Reportedly, accused Tatin attempted to rape one minor girl student of class VIII,
inside the school hostel on 8th April last, while the student was preparing for
her examination. A case No. 05/2011 Under-
Blood donor’s day
ITANAGAR, June 9: On the occasion of ‘Blood donors day’ on 14th June 2011 the Arunachal
Pradesh Doctors Association (APDA) appealed to all individuals, civic bodies and
NGOs to come forward and donate their blood for a noble cause. Each drop of blood
of ours is precious not only to us but also to others. Our generous contribution
of blood will save a precious life that will restore smile to a grief stricken family,
said a release from APDA president Dr Mika Umpo. The interested donors can contact-
Some suggestions for SBI Pasighat
Despite several humble talks for improvement of transaction services and customer
dealing, SBI Pasighat Branch is yet to look after the interest of the general customers.
So far as my observation, customers stand on queues waiting for the cashier for hours
together. Not all but some particular cashier have no ears to hear the interrogations,
no eyes to see and no lips to say “wait please” to their customers. It appears they
are yet to find this word in the dictionary. To avoid crowd and misbehaviour of some
particular cashiers customers rush to ATM and face the same crowd. After pull and
push in queue, the lone ATM booth at Pasighat Town which I think was purchased from
Former M.P Mr. Yonggam has also highlighted this problem earlier in the news paper with suggestions. But there is no sign of response till date.
But SBI must improve its services in the town. To avoid crowd inside the bank, present
ATM booth be maintained properly and three other new ATM Booth at JNC Pasighat complex,
There should be separate trailer for Government office dealing and govt. servant Salary payment.
Cashiers should remain present every time when there are customers in the queue.
With improvement in customer care by SBI, customers can save time, avoid tension and shall be satisfied. Treat this as public memorandum but not my personal issue.
Mebo (on email)
Support the cause he is fighting for
Our country witnessed a historic event with the start of the modern satyagrah, this time not against an individual, or a ruler, or a foreign power, but against the corrupt system and the corrupt government of our own country. Baba Ramdev along with thousands of his followers gathered in the Ramlila Maidan for a peaceful protest with anashan. But it was unfortunate to witness the unconstitutional and dictating actions of the central government, which directed the Delhi police, led by top officials to destroy the peaceful protest. Around 11.30pm on June 4th when all the innocent protesting people were sleeping empty stomach, hundreds of policemen put the pandal on fire and started to lathicharge the protesters with full brutality. Men, women, children, senior citizens everyone was beaten up without any mercy. After witnessing this event, do you still think that we are living in a democracy? Where is the democracy and constitutional rights we talk about when such a peaceful protest is destroyed with such brutality? It is a sheer misuse of power.
When we went through the news and tried to debate on this on social networking sites, it was surprising to find most of our Arunachali youth friend’s views were against the noble movement. The first thing they questioned was “why is Baba Ramdev mixing Yoga with politics? I ask “where is the politics in this movement? Did he ask us to join his political party or is he asking for our votes in the election? No. What all he wants is us, the youth to support him in this war against the corrupted and inefficient system of our country. And it is our sheer responsibility and fundamental duty towards our nation to support him in this noble cause. Many of us think what he is trying to achieve is madness, a joke. I want to ask them have you people gone through the demands?” If demanding for a corruption free nation, if demanding for an efficient law to punish the rapists, the adulterators and the corrupted people, and if demanding for the millions of crores of black money of India deposited in the European banks to be brought back in India ,is a joke, then so be it! But it is not a joke for others. There were desperate allegations from government about Baba Ramdev’s properties and his associate and close Acharya Balakrishna’s nationality. But why is the dictator government wasting its time and energy in investigating Ramdev’s noble trust’s properties which has been used in the development and well being of the people, all around the world. Why don’t they investigate and bring back the black money of our country stored in the European banks? Who cares of what nationality Balakrishna is if he works for a noble cause? Also I found a certain sect of our Arunachali youth thinks that we don’t need a Baba, a yoga teacher wrapped in saffron attire to start a revolution for us. I find this statement communalistic and sarcastic.
We really did need someone to start the revolution for us and Baba Ramdev did for us. If you feel it shouldn’t have been person wearing saffron attire, than I feel that would be a communalistic view. It isn’t the right time to sort out our communal differences when we should fight united in this war against corrupted system. A perfect opportunity for the youth of Arunachal, and the whole of India to show their power and anger within against the corruption and black money. The thousands of crores of black money of our country deposited in the European banks if used for the development can change the face of the country. What happened in the Ramlila Maidan was injustice and the culprits need to be punished. It is nor a fight against a government or an individual , it is a fight against the system.
Government may come and go but strict laws are needed to be framed so that corruption does not penetrate. I request the Arunachali youth not to live in darkness, don’t stay numb. Speak out what you feel, extend your moral support if not physically. Let’s be a part for the war for a change, for a better Arunachal , a better India. If you aren’t a Baba fan, or his follower, you don’t need to be, don’t support him, and support the cause he is fighting for. And for the people who still think Ramdev’s movement is worthless, ask yourself what have you done to stop corruption, nothing!! nor have I! But at least I am supporting the person who has started the revolution against the social evil. Today corruption cannot be stopped by self consciousness alone, social consciousness is a necessity. Let us stand united against all odds supporting Baba Ramdev and his followers to make the movement a successful revolution. Why should we stay numb when the biggest war against corruption is on?
Pasighat (on email)
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New Delhi, June 9: The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure today approved widening
of two existing trans lane roads in Arunachal Pradesh under Build Operate and Transfer
(BOT) basis involving a cost of Rs 3556 crore for civil construction, acquisition
Briefing newspersons after the CCI, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said the updating of the road from Nechipu to Hoj was important because it runs across the state and would improve the internal connectivity of western districts of East Kameng and West Kameng in Arunachal Pradesh with the state capital Itanagar.
It would also foster economic development of the whole state.
Apart from this, the road would facilitate the security and defence forces to combat
The widening of the road was approved by the CCI in June 2009, which further approved the proposal in March and May last year. The approved cost for the activities in this road will be Rs 1,524 crore and this project is one of the four approved 'in principle' by the Cabinet in January 2009 as part of Arunachal Pradesh Package of Roads and Highways, she said.
The other approved project is to widen and upgrade 407 km road from Potin to Pangin
on BOT (annuity) basis involving a cost of Rs 2032 crore at March 2010 prices under
Special Accelerated Road Development Programme for North-
This trans Arunachal Highway is an important highway running across the state and will improve connectivity of eastern districts of Ziro, Daporijo and Aalong with Itanagar besides fostering economic development in the state. This would also help hydro power projects coming up in the state and help the defence forces.
The CCI also approved the implementation of the project for development of 163 km
four laning of Panikoili-
ITANAGAR, June 9: To keep villagers prepared for coming monsoon flood problem in river island area of Dharampur and Ekorani area, 6 boats were given to representatives of island villages Dharampur, Lekang Gohain, Rajabheel, Rongalibheel, Dirakmiri and Ekorani villages.
While distributing the boat ZPM lower Lekang Padmeswar Neog at a function thanked Minister PHED & WS Chowna Mein, for providing fund for manufacturing of boat. He also highlighted the importance of this type of boat in rescue and evacuation during flood and emergency like drowning incident.
In the same function, a 3 room semi RCC school building was handed over to School Management committee (SMC) of Dharampur village which was restored at the initiative of the Minister. During last year flood, the temporary self constructed school building was eroded away by Dehing River.
ITANAGAR, June 9: During a meeting to discuss about the priority areas in Horticulture
Development in the North Eastern Region at New Delhi today, it has been decided to
identify the production and marketing of Pineapple, Ginger and Kiwis as priority
areas. Existing marketing systems will be studied from the point of production to
the point of sale. Value addition at each stage will be identified. The study, to
be done by Small Farmers Agri-
The SFAC will also seek proposals from the interested parties for running pilots with full cost from Government funding in targeted locations to demonstrate workable delivery models within 21st of June, 2011. Interested parties may check up at SFAC’s website www.sfacindia.com. This would cover marketing of horticultural produce, organic certification and mechanization interventions.
Ministry of DoNER will review the progress in the next month in order to identify
specific projects to be funded by North Eastern Council (NEC) and North Eastern Regional
Agricultural Marketing Corporation Limited (NERAMAC). “There has been a steady increase
in the production and area of horticultural crops in the North Eastern Region. Despite
the several initiatives by different agencies of both state and central governments,
tangible results for marketing and processing of horticultural products are yet to
be seen. Therefore, we need a time-
The meeting was attended by senior officials from Ministry of Agriculture, Horticulture Technical Mission, National Horticulture Board, NEC, NERAMAC and SFAC.
ITANAGAR, June 9: Adi Baane Kebang (ABK), East Siang Unit strongly endorsed the eviction drive initiated by the deputy commissioner East Siang District, Pasighat.
It said that Pasighat develops into an administrative centre in 1912 after the Abor
Expedition of 1911-
In the process, Pasighat developed into a modern planned town with sectors and colonies (Education, Medical, Forest, L.C. and Labour, Police, P.I. Line/Paglek, JNC and GTC etc) with a Market and Reserved Forest in the south till the 1980's.
However, the rampant and illegal encroachments and massive land grabbing at Pasighat by some individuals has reduced the government land and its town planning system.
The ABK, district unit strongly appealed to the Deputy Commissioner to stop such encroachment and continue its eviction drive for proper town planning and added that there should not be any discrimination against anyone during the eviction drive.
ITANAGAR, June 9: Expressing resentment over the frequent breakdown of power supply
in Pasighat township and its nearby villages for the last few years, the Action Committee
on Electricity Pasighat urged the Power department to take step within 20 days for
early completion of Aalo-
The 132 KV line was supposed to be completed within the last 5 years but even after a decade, there is no sign of its completion and work progress, which resulted in acute shortage of power supply in Pasighat area, said committee chairman Okom Yosung in a release.
It further said that, the department gave assurance only which has never been materialised.
In a letter addressed to the power secretary the committee threatened to call Pasighat bandh on June 30 if their demand is not fulfilled within the stipulated time.
In another letter to secretary department of Hydro Power Development, the committee demanded the authority to replace the old Turbines of both the Yembung and Sille Micro Hydels with new turbines. The committee said that for early restoration of power supply, replacement of old turbines which remains functionless most of the time is urgently needed. The committee further urged upon the authorities for immediate renovation of Rina mini hydel station to increase its output.
The committee added that the non-
Zamra beat AHSA 2-
ZIRO, June 9: Zamra Club (ZC) beat All Hija Sports Association (AHSA) 2-
Zamra Club shot into lead 30 minutes into the match through Hibu Tabing. Bullo Nana
netted another goal for his Club in the last minute of the first half. Zamra Club
were leading 2-
Sonam and Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner, Nila Mohanan, who is also the chief patron for CDFC, in their speech suggested the players to maintain sportsman spirit.
The second and third match of the tournament will be played tomorrow at same venue.
Diibo Sports Club will meet Zeal Football Club in first match while Sojang Lapang Sports Club will play Hari Sports Club in the second match.
from RTI activist’s car
ITANAGAR, June 9: All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) has expressed deep concern over reported incident in which pistol was found in RTI activist Payi Gyadi’s car without his own knowledge.
Payi Gyadi in recent month with help of Right to Information (RTI) Act has unearthed many corrupt deals and illegal appointments involving very high profile people including senior bureaucrats and politicians. He has honestly used RTI to expose corruption and illegal appointments in the state, said a Union statement.
The Union appealed to the home minister to take serious note of this incident and launch serious investigation into this incident. We can’t let an innocent and serious RTI activist like Payi Gyadi be framed falsely by corrupt people who looted public money, the Union added.
ANSU General Secretary Arjun Panye in a statement said “it seems powerful people who were exposed by Payi Gyadi, the chairman of Sango Lomte foundation are now gunning for his head. With their attempt to buy him and threaten him not working, now they are trying to frame him in false case. This is very shocking incident and very bad precedent set up by whoever has done. Such a dangerous modus operandi to frame someone is seen only in Bollywood movie. Our tribal society has no space for such cruel and dirty minded people. Case should be fought under law”.
NAHARLAGUN, June 9: The 60th North Eastern Council Meeting is slated to be held on
Special presentations by Ministry of Power on the Action Plan prepared for the NE Region based on the Vision NER 2020 and discussion thereon, Draft Master Plan prepared by the NEC on Tourism in the North Eastern Region as per the NER Vision 2020, prepared by M/S Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, engaged by NECState Government of Mizoram on the Report prepared on education Sector in the state, Mission Director, Mission on Geo Spatial Applications, Ministry of Science and Technology on “GIS mapping of social infrastructure in Nagaland and Manipur using 3D terrain models”, Ministry of Railways on the Action Plan prepared for North Eastern Region on the basis of NER Vision 2010 will be made. Advisor to Prime Minister and Chairman, National Innovation Council Sam Pitroda will speak on the Innovation for the North Eastern Region.
Presentation of awards to the winners of the recently constituted North Eastern Council Chairman’s Sports Award for Excellence will be held . Gold Medallists in the recently held International events such as common Wealth and Asian Games are being given Rs. 10.00 lakhs for Gold Medal, Rs. 5.00 lakhs for Silver and Rs. 3.00 lakhs for Bronze each.
Meanwhile to uplift and support the meritorious under privilege students of the North East, 23 students, 3 each from the seven states and 2 from Sikkim are being sponsored from this year at the Assam Rifle Public School Laitkor, Shillong. This step has been taken up by the DoNER Ministry.
Named as Dr. T AO Football Tournament after the legendary barefoot Indian Team Captain from the North East, the tournaments will be held in all the North East States on rotation and huge amount of cash prize are also being provided.
As a body for planning and execution for over all development of the North East States, the meet is to be chaired by Union Minister of DONER and Chairman, NEC, B.k Handique. (DIPR)
ITANAGAR, June 9: BJP demanded that the Congress President Sonia Gandhi and the Prime Minister must apologize to the nation for violating the fundamental constitutional rights of the citizens to peacefully protest against the policies and actions of the Government. In a press statement issued by the party general secretary Tapir Gao following eviction of Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev from Ramlila Maidan on June 4, he said that Singh and Gandhi must also own responsibility and express regret for use of brutal police force to suppress the agitation by Baba Ramdev and his followers by letting loose a reign of terror and atrocities.
Gao said that “the Prime Minister, though vested with the responsibility to command
the ship, does not have the authority of the Captain. The Gandhi family with overweening
powers to set the direction and pace of the ship demits all accountability the moment
the ship runs into rough weather or choppy waters. It seems that the UPA dispensation
The UPA Government headed by Dr. Manmohan Singh has become a liability and is distancing
itself from the actions of the Government. While the Congress Party and its President
was ever eager to take credit through the extra-
“The ruthlessness with which the Delhi Police went about suppressing the protestors,
revealed a mindset of vendetta guiding the entire process. The rattled Congress-
Ziro, June 9: To honour induction of local MLA Likha Saaya as Parliamentary Secretary (Agriculture) in Arunachal Pradesh state Government, a massive reception was accorded him at Potin on June 6 last by General public and government officers.
At a luncheon hosted in his honour, Saaya while thanking Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin
for reposing faith in him by induction him as a Parliamentary Secretary in his government,
assured to do his best in accomplishing the newly assigned job. Raga MLA and Parliamentary
Secretary ( Cooperation) who accompanied Saaya suggested the people of Yachuli to
cooperate with Saaya for all-
Director, Geology and Mining, Tasser Talar, Dr. Byabang Rana, while congratulating Saaya advised the people of the area to cooperate with the youthful leader for general interest and overall development of the area. Talar also assured to create a Branch office of Geology and Mining Department at Yachuli. Lower Subansiri Zilla Parishad Chairperson, Likha Tongum and Yachuli ADC Yuwa Topu, and others also congratulated Saaya on his elevation.
At a site inspection to ongoing projects of VKV road, Circuit House, 15 crore water supply scheme at Piim putu, which were on the demand list of the people for over 20 years and got sanctioned at the initiative of Saaya. The PHED, SE , Toko Jyoti informed Saaya that the long felt need of water supply project for Yachuli would be completed by January 2012. (DIPR)
TEZU, June 9: MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary Transport Karikho Kri inaugurated the classroom extension of Primary School in ALC Line in Tezu, Lohit district today. Funded by the SSA and MLA LAD, it also included the inauguration of a school prayer hall.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Kri requested the district administration to take up the encroachment of ALC Line and Tezu Khola Land. While discouraging use of opium, the MLA described the ALCs as the true work force behind implementing any developmental works.
Kri also highlighted the importance of the primary school in ALC and responded to the public memorandum.
While assuring every possible step for a polling station in ALC line, Tezu, Kri further said that the demand for drainage system, provision of street lights in prime locations, water supply tape will be fulfilled with the help of department concerned in coming years.
Developmental and many more related issues have already been discussed with Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin, the MLA added.
DC R. K. Sharma called upon the ALCs to perform their duty with dedication and sincerity. He also discouraged the request for appointment of children as the successor of retired ALCs.
“One of the main reasons behind establishment of this school is purely because we feel that education should be encouraged in every possible way and every child should be educated and become a better person and a better citizen”, he said.
The DC also assured to look into the demand for polling station as per population criteria and said that demarcation of ALC line and repairing of ALC barracks will be taken up after proper survey. He also assured to look into other grievances. Many Govt officials, ALC supervisor and ALCs were present on the occasion. DIPRO
BASAR, June 9: KVK, ICAR Research Complex for North Eastern Hill Region, AP Center, Basar is implementing a project “National Initiatives on Climate Resilient Agriculture” (NICRA) in three villages, namely Padi, Chisi and Dali under Daring circle of West Siang district. Under this project, a team of agro researchers has visited farmers of those villages to collect data on first phase of Bench Mark Survey from 20th May to 9th June of this year for proper implementation of this project.
The team comprises of Tilling Tabyo, SRF (Pathology), Kato Tayeng, SRF (Soil Science),
Vinod Ngongwa, SRF (Entomology) with co-