ITANAGAR, June 13: East Kameng District Karadadi Belt Welfare Society was formed recently with Dambing Lamnio, Sulong Miji and Dongro Tawe as chairman, vice chairman and general secretary respectively.
Meanwhile, the contractual staff serving at various PHCs and CHCs under National
Rural Health Mission (NRHM) have formed a union, namely the Contractual Staff (NRHM)
Union of Deed-
ITANAGAR, June 13: All Arunachal Pradesh Social Youth Progressive Union (AAPSYPU) has been formed in a meeting held here recently.
The house selected Lelong Tara and Bimon Sonam as its chairman and president with Raju Singhi and Milli Jaju as its vice president (protocol and administration) and Logum Tagia as general secretary respectively.
ITANAGAR, June 13: Joint Ex-
In a letter to joint director, RD, the Association said that the year 1978 should
be considered as base year while preparing the IAY wait list for the benefit of entire
Don Bosco relic concludes Mizoram tour
Aizawl, June 13: The two-
The saint's relic arrived Mizoram on Saturday as part of the five-
Aaz Ki Awaaz re-
ITANAGAR, June 13: The office of Aaz Ki Awaaz has been re-
Besides English and Hindi news, the channel will broadcast news in Nyishi, Apatani, Galo, Adi, Monpa and Nocte languages from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm in cable network in Itanagar.
ACR condemns scribe killing
ITANAGAR, June 13: Arunachal Citizens’ Rights (ACR) has expressed shock and dismay over the killing of veteran reporter Jyoty Dey in Mumbai on Saturday afternoon by unidentified gunmen.
ACR appealed all the right minded citizens of India to condemn the killing and urged
the Govt. of Maharastra to deliver swift and decisive justice to the reporter’s family
by apprehending the culprits at the earliest. “The whole society is stunned and benumbed
by the killing of such a senior and down to earth member of the fourth estate. If
such incidents continue unabated and unchecked, then one of the four pillars of the
democratic social set-
New DC takes charge
ROING, June 13: Garima Gupta has taken charge as the Deputy Commissioner of Lower Dibang Valley District. Addressing the officials today, she sought the cooperation from all sections of the society for good administration in the district.
Meanwhile, the outgoing Deputy Commissioner, Y W Ringu was given a warm farewell today. In her farewell speech, Ringu exhorted the officers & officials to be always dutiful, sincere and punctual and also deliver best to the people. She will be joining as Director, Relief & Rehabilitation in the state capital after leaving the district. (DIPRO)
ADASU organized cricket and volleyball tournament
ITANAGAR, June 13: All Dolungmukh Area Students’ Union (ADASU) organized Cricket and Volley Ball tournament at Bomte, Dollungmukh from May 30 to June 12.
Kolaptukar Cricket Club lifted the cricket trophy while Paro Volley Ball Club won the volley ball tournament.
NHPC Subansiri Basin Project, Executive Director AK Chhabra and NHPC Ltd General Manager, Omprakash attended the programme as chief guest and guest of honour.
Seminar on Tani Lipi
ITANAGAR, June 13: North East Development Society, which is working for the promotion of Tani Lipi (script) as well as preservation of tribal languages, has decided to organize a two days state level seminar in Itanagar during September, 2011 to discuss about the significance of Tani Lipi (script) as common script as well as development of common language of Arunachal Pradesh.
ITANAGAR, June 13: Arunachal Vigilance Forum (AVF) president has appointed Lobsang Tsering and Tage Zongluju as president and general secretary of AVF’s West Kameng unit.
ITANAGAR, June 13: The Govt Secondary School of Rajiv Gandhi University campus this year recorded cent percent result in CBSE class X examination with one students securing 100% marks in all subjects.
Meanwhile, the school management committee credited this outstanding result to the dedicated teaching staff of the school, including the headmaster.
JNV Pasighat has also done well with all students passing the exams.
ABKYF for improved elementary education
ITANAGAR, June 13: Adi Baane Kebang Youth Front has hoped that with appointment of Bodong Yirang as Director of Elementary Education, inadequacy in elementary system of the state would be sorted out and that he would bring sea changes in the elementary education system.
APSTS connect Bomdila with Capital
BOMDILA, June 13: A communiqué from the Senior Station Superintendent Bomdila T.Gongo
confirmed the introduction of two new 35-
All are equally guilty
It is disheartening to hear that infamous Daporijo mms scandal has rocked not only Daporijo but whole north east. The ghastly act of Daporijo police has raised the question of security of women and child like metropolitan areas where women and child never dare to walk at the night. Till now Arunachal Pradesh was known as the land of paradise in the country but the bizarre incident has brought an infamy.
The entire people involved in the MMS are equally responsible for the act and they should be equally punished. No one should be spared so that in future no one will dare to commit or instigate such criminal offence.
New Delhi, (on email)
Civil Society and Parliament
No doubt, Civil Society’s fights on certain causes are appreciable. But the way they are resorting to fast, boycott and being too rigid and adamant are not good tactics.
After all whether they like it or not, it is Parliament which is supreme in Parliamentary form of Democracy like ours.
Itanagar, (on email)
Some grievances of district student union
I, on behalf of the All Upper Subansiri District Students Union (AUSDSU) would like to draw the attention of the district administration towards the grievances of the general public of the district.
First of all I request the administration to prevent drug abuse among the youth in the district. There should be proper land allotment process and appropriate measures in place to check encroachment of Govt land.
I also request the district administration to fix the price of essential commodities for consumers and also fix the business hours. Sometimes, late hours’ business transaction at night leads to unwanted activities.
Moreover, administration should also ensure proper maintenance of pipe line for potable water supply and prevent roaming of domestic animals in the Daporijo township.
Last but not the least, the authorities must ensure that Right To Education be implemented properly in the district.
The district students union had submitted a memorandum to the Upper Subansiri additional deputy commissioner on June 6 in this regard as the DC was not in station at that time. Hope administration will pay heed to our grievances.
Asstt Gen Secretary
Violation of status quo is not desirable
The recent meeting between Lakhimpur district administration, Assam and Papum Pare
and Capital administrations, Arunachal on inter-
While welcoming the move of both district administrations of Assam and Arunachal,
I, however, express suspicion about the agreement on upholding the status quo by
the Assam authorities. We have witnessed many such meetings for last 3-
Papum Pare District Unit
You may be risking your life
If one wants get the best view of our capital, I suggest two locations; chief minister bungalow and water storage tank in Mowb 2.
But when you opt for second location, you may be risking your life because there are two uncovered main holes.
I would like to bring to the notice of the concerned authorities either to restrict the entry of people or cover the main holes with covering slabs.
Itanagar, (on email)
The piggy nuisance
Pigs are the most common creature in our state. But as far as Daporijo is concerned, the pigs are even more independent. They are found roaming in front of the general public. They are known for spreading disease, make unwanted holes, and severely damage the kitchen gardens. But this time they have crossed the limit. One of my favorite pet dog was severely injured by a pig while he was just preventing the particular pig from entering the house. His legs were almost churned. However somehow he managed to survive. This make me feel that if a pig can be so dangerous to a dog, how dangerous it can be for human beings, especially for a child?
Therefore I would like to request the concerned authority to take some effective actions before any shocking incident takes place. This is really a very serious matter to be looked into though it is generally ignored.
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Itanagar, June 13: The Planning Commission today approved the Rs 3,200 crores Annual
Plan outlay for Arunachal Pradesh for the financial year 2011-
Dr. Ahluwalia and all members of the Planning Commission unanimously appreciated
the performance of the State in all sectors during the last year. In particular,
they commended the state on posting the highest growth rate in the country at 22.4%.
The strengthening and taking follow-
In his address, Gamlin thanked the Planning Commission and the Govt. of India for
the unstinted support that had been extended to the State government. Outlining the
development agenda of his Govt, the Chief Minister said that infrastructure creation,
education, health, power, tourism, border areas development, agriculture, horticulture
and water resource development were the thrust areas that the Govt has identified.
Commenting on the SPA as the primary planning tool of the government, he said that
it has become a very critical resource multiplier and the projects that have been
highlighted to be taken up under this -
Planning Minister Kalikho Pul in his comments urged the Commission for a re-
A PowerPoint presentation on socio-
The Chief Minister was accompanied by Setong Sena, Minister (Power) and Kalikho Pul,
Minister (Finance). A high-
Tawang, June 13: The members of Arunachal Bullet Club (ABC) paid homage to former chief minister late Dorjee Khandu by lighting lamp and praying for his rebirth at his memorial site here today.
“Though Khandu is no more with us his absence would not be felt for he has conquered the hearts of common people of the state. We should work together to fulfill his mission and vision,” ABC president Nabam Jose said, while offering tribute to the late chief minister in presences of Khandu’s family members, HoDs and public leaders. He also proposed to observe June 13 as a day to remember Late Khandu.
The ABC riders concluded their ride for the day at the cremation site of Late Khandu and by hoisting Buddhist prayer flags.
Tsering Tashi, the second son of Khandu while expressing gratitude to the ABC team for paying tribute to his late father, said that we wouldn’t have got the strength to bear such a great loss without the support from the people of Arunachal and the world over.
Earlier in the day, the riders started their journey from Tourist lodge to Tawang Monastery to offer prayers. Thereafter, they proceeded to Tawang War Memorial built in memory of 2,420 brave martyrs of 1962 Sino – Indian war.
The riders are scheduled to visit the Indo-
ITANAGAR, June 13: The new Minister incharge of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Tanga Byaling reviewed various issues in improving the health condition of domestic animal and also discussed measures to be taken in streamlining the functioning of the department in a meeting held with animal husbandry and veterinary Commissioner, Director and departmental officers in his office chamber.
The meeting also discussed the requirement of fund and the problems being faced by the department in implementation of schemes.
After discussion threadbare, the house decided to monitor closely the health condition of the domestic animal and emphasized on regular vaccination and health check up of animal by field officers and staff posted at various areas.
Accordingly, the department is now contemplating to issue necessary directives to all District Veterinary Officers to ensure regular vaccination of all the domestic animals within their jurisdiction and visit every village regularly to avoid any occurrence of epidemic/diseases.
Meanwhile, Byaling appealed to all villagers to cooperate with the field officers and staff. He said, the villagers should furnish details information of their animal health without hesitation as and when asked for by the the DVO or his subordinate officers/staff during their visit to the villages. He further asked the villagers approach the veterinary doctors immediately in case of any outbreak of animal disease for treatment.
ITANAGAR, June 13: The Arunachal Pradesh Christian Revival Church Council (APCRCC)
unit of Area-
Former Minister Kahfa Bengia, Joint Secy. Arunachal Christian Forum (ACF) Norbu Sonam,
ITANAGAR, June 13: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee today resolved to support
the unanimous decision of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) on the issue of
corruption and also extended its solidarity with the drafting committee of Lok Pak
bill, constituted by Congress led UPA-
Taking strong exception to the attempt made by some sections, particularly by BJP and RSS to ‘disgrace the time tested democracy and Parliament’ in the wake of corruption issues raised by yoga guru Baba Ramdev and social activist Anna Hazare and others, the APCC in its meeting held here today condemned both BJP and RSS for ‘using popularity and wealth of Ramdev for their political benefit while hoodwinking the people of the country.’ The Congress party condemns any attempt to discredit and subvert the democratic process in the country, the APCC added.
The APCC further decided to launch mass awareness programme on achievements and agenda
The meeting presided over by APCC president Nabam Tuki was attended by senior leaders, ministers, MLAs, party office bearers and leaders of all frontal wings of the party and party workers from across the state.
LBSC, Zamra reach QFs
ZIRO, Jun 13: Laji Bogia Sports Club (LBSC) and Zamra Club (ZC) earned wins with
identical margin of 3-
In first match of the day, Laji Bogia Sports Club defeated Puchi Putii Club 3-
Habung Taker was declared ‘man of the match’.
In the second match, Bullo Lailyang scored 2 goals while Punyo Laji scored one to help Zamra Club knock Kings XI out of the tournament.
Bullo Lailyang of ZC was declared ‘man of match’.
Zeal Football Club (ZFC) will meet Youngest Club Hari (YCH) in tomorrow’s first match while the second match will be held between Hari Sports Club (HSC) and Dolo Mando Football Club (DMFC) at Subansiri Stadium Hapoli.
ITANAGAR, Jun 13: Environment Protection Society (EPS) carried out a cleanliness
drive in the pilgrim places and the tourists’ spots about 15-
The spots were covered with wastes and scraps which looked very untidy and posed a direct threat to the environment. The society members collected all the wastes materials and disposed off at the dumping zone of the district.
The spots included the P.T.S.O lake and several other lakes which is one of the major spots of tourist attraction in Tawang. The pilgrim spot included the “Ningmey phu” and the auspicious lake of the deity Palden Lhamo which is believed to be the protector of the Tawang monastery.
The Society members called on the citizens to be bit more responsible and start throwing plastics and other waste materials in the dustbin rather than throwing it all over carelessly since these materials are biologically non degradable which can pollute the environment.
HK Paliwal, Principal Secretary (Power & Coordination), Govt of Arunachal Pradesh on his recent visit to Dibang Valley reignited the debate on large dams. Like every central envoy who comes to Arunachal on development mission, he said the usual: “I love Arunachal, and want it to be the most prosperous state in India.”
This is the dream that the centre wants to sell us and is packaged through several development projects proposed across the state. But more than the excitement, it met with skepticism.
Take the case of proposed bridge over river Brahmaputra along NH 37 national highway that connects Roing and Tinsukia. It was a dream that came true. The bridge is vital to people of Dibang districts and would reduce the excruciating six hours journey to half. But when on May 2010, the cabinet committee on infrastructure (CCI) cleared the proposal for the bridge, it incurred a cost. The bridge came as part of the proposed 3000 MW Dibang Multipurpose Project. .
“It amazes us that not even the threat of Chinese hostility prompted the govt of India to build bridge at Sadiya, but the prospect of dams did,” echoes the voice here.
In 2008, Prime Minister of India announced massive development of road connectivity
across the state and the officials in Planning Commission came up with the 1656 km
“We are dead beat about all those soaring speeches on development,” says Dr Mite Linggi, former Secretary of Idu Mishmi Cultural and Literary Society (IMCLS). “The whole development mission is a business venture and it must be presented to the people as it had meant for.”
Lately, the state government also started to make sincere effort calling for people’s participation. Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin in a recent speech said, “We cannot go ahead without people’s cooperation.”
The government’s changed approach is explained in many hydro-
Jibi Pulu, a local activist in Roing asks: “Can government sincerely commit that the development is for people and not for exploiting natural resources?”
“Even if we may agree on the benefits, the social and environmental destruction that will follow with the construction of dams will be irreparable.”
Several questions were raised during the four hour discussion with Paliwal. Can government assure the people of no demographic imbalance or lose of political voice? Is government ready to take responsibility for any misfortune arising out of hydro adventurism? Are they ready to accept local population as partner to revenue or royalty sharing? Can prosperity and development be achieved in absence of effective governance?
It may be easy to brush off these concerns as mere apprehensions, but these questions were never answered. What people are asking here is benefit not in terms of digits or currencies but in policy formulation.