ANYA sticks to its demand, threatens 48-hr bandh
ITANAGAR, June 3: All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) has come out strongly against
the Arunachal Pradesh government and sought resignation of state chief minister Dorjee
Khandu for his alleged failure to bring out a white paper on AOP.
While addressing a press conference at Momsie hotel, here, ANYA team which were present
in full strength also condemned the arrest of their general secretary Taring Mama
just days before 24 hours bandh call.
Coming down heavily on Dorjee Khandu led government, ANYA demanded resignation of
Chief Minister for his non ability to present white paper on AOP. “Government is
running without proper budgeting and planning. Non preparation of AOP is hampering
working of every department. On moral ground Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu should
resign from his post and let some other capable leader lead the state,” says ANYA
president Tarin Nabam.
Stating that they have every right to issue bandh call as part of democratic moment
ANYA said declaration of their bandh as illegal by administration was wrong. “Bandh
calls are held across the country but all of them are not declared as illegal. But
in our state they arrest leaders of those union who calls for bandh and put them
behind bar. This terrorization of citizen by administration at the behest of higher
authority should be immediately halted,” said Taring Mama, general secteray ANYA.
Another aspect which is hurting ANYA most is venomous campaign launched by some vested
interest against them.
“Though we are community based organization but first of all we are Arunachalee citizen
and we have every right to know about what our government is doing with AOP. Also
we want to know from these people, please tell us what are the issues ANYA has to
raise if not genuine issue like non preparation of AOP? ,” says Mama. Justifying
their demand for setting up of NIT at Jote, Association urged government not to play
regionalism in this issue and select site best suited for state. “First of all proposed
site for NIT at Bhalukpong comes under reserve forest area and secondly the area
is infested with various militant groups. Kidnapping of one IFS officer recently
at Bhalukpong is indication of how bad is the situation for setting up of such a
prestigious institute there,” told ANYA spokesperson Boni Tamen. Further he added,
“We got to know that government is in the process of de-reserving proposed site at
Bhalukpong. If they go ahead with it, we ask government to de-reserve the entire
reserve forest of Nyishi belt.”
Dwelling on the hydropower issue, ANYA said various MOAs/MOUs have been signed by
state government but there is no transparency. Claiming that government already took
large amount of upfront money from private developers, ANYA sought white paper on
this issue too.
“During recent anti-dam protest at Ponngeng, government took side with Jaypee group
and used state machinery to beat up our Adi brothers and sisters. They are helping
outsiders at the cost of local indigenous people as they have no choice having already
taken money from them,” continued ANYA spokesperson. ANYA also supported AAPSU in
their fight against Chakma and believed every Arunachalee should support present
AAPSU team in their noble endeavor.
Further ANYA had warned that if their demands are not meet at the earliest they will
call another 48 hours bandh very soon in the coming days.
CM approves nine addl air sorties for Dibang Valley
ITANAGAR June 3: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, who has been constantly
monitoring the grim situation in Dibang Valley arising out of vagaries of nature,
has approved nine additional air sorties for ferrying rice and other essential commodities
to overcome the food crisis looming large in the district.
Come summer, land-locked Arunachal Pradesh faces the fury of nature and the fight
between the men and nature continues. The chief minister, who is apprised of the
situation on a day-to-day basis since the surface communication to the district was
disrupted by heavy landslides, landslips of road surface all along the Roing-Anini
road and washing away of the major bridge at 9 KM point on the same road for last
three months, had repeatedly taken up the matter with the Chief Engineer, Project
Udayak and the BRO. In his appeal to the authorities Khandu put forward the ever
worsening situation in Dibang Valley District and has requested to restore the road
communication on war footing by placing all men, machine and other equipments under
As road link could provide the much desired succour to the people of the area, the
chief minister has again requested the Director General of Border Roads Organization
(BRO) to speed up rebuilding of the washed away bridges, culverts and roads for traffic
movement at the earliest. Though, helicopters from the state government as well as
the IAF have been put to service, the bad weather is restricting even this highly
insufficient service. As a result the only option left is to make the damaged road
through, Khandu wrote.
Sharing the grief and sufferings of the people, Khandu however assured that all out
efforts are being made to address the problems faced by the people and said that
no stone would be left unturned to assure restoration of the road communication between
Anini – Roing which is the only lifeline of the district.
The chief minister has issued directives to the food & civil supplies and civil aviation
department for putting in their best efforts to airlift the essential commodities
to the affected circles of the district.
Meanwhile, the chief minister had also sanctioned Rs 5 lakh for procurement of life
saving drugs so that the district administration could tackle the problem arising
out of non availability of medicines. PRO to CM
AAPSU advocates for special financial package for flood-hit Dibang Valley
ITANAGAR, June 3: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) expressed its
deep concern over the untold miseries being faced by the local populace of Upper
Dibang Valley due to snapping of road communication for more than two months. The
disruption in road communication triggered crisis of essential commodities never
witnessed before in the state, the union said.
The union viewed the shortage of food items, medicines etc and skipping of middle
belt of the district by Air sorties ferrying essential commodities as an act of negligence
and inadequate handling of the whole situation. The union said the state government
should feel the pulse of the suffering people and immediately declare the situation
as state of emergency and seek central government support to mitigate the suffering
of the poor villagers and government servants who are posted there if it is not capable
of tackling the crisis.
Further the state government should send a high level committee headed by a cabinet
minister to take stock of the whole situation, the union said while demanding special
economic package for the district so that it comes up with preventive measures from
such calamities in the near future.
Governor meets union Defence Minister
ITANAGAR, June 3: Arunachal Pradesh Governor, Gen JJ Singh met Union Defence Minister
AK Antony at New Delhi on June 2. Governor took up important issues on security aspects
of Arunachal Pradesh, including early raising of Arunachal Scouts.
Expressing happiness on the recruitment rallies for Arunachal Scouts conducted in
which 445 young Arunachali boys were selected for recruitment, Governor pointed at
the need for encouragement for more Arunachali youth to join the armed forces. He
also called for establishment of a Sainik School in the State.
While emphasising on upgradation of Advance Landing Grounds or the ALGs, which he
calls as subsidiary airports on top priority, Gen Singh reiterated the need for Vijaynagar
ALG has to be taken up on highest priority.
While mentioning that ex-servicemen rally was held at Khonsa, District Tirap last
year in which more than 400 ex-servicemen participated, Governor stressed the need
to re-vitalize of Rajya and Zilla Sainik Welfare Boards. A mega rally will be organized
shortly at Itanagar as well. PRO to Raj Bhawan.
‘Clean and Green’ initiative on World Environment Day
ITANAGAR, June 3: Arunachal Pradesh Governor, Gen JJ Singh will be taking part in
the ‘Clean and Green’ initiative of Capital Complex administration as part of World
Environment Day celebration at Sinki View, Itanagar on June 5.
A massive plantation programme is in the card on the day involving students, intellectuals,
senior citizens, public, NGOs and government officials along with launching of project
for cleaner urban area.
Itanagar Deputy Commissioner Padmini Singla, who is steering the event said, we are
inviting every conscious citizens to come forward and take part in the campaign for
cleaner and greener Arunachal Pradesh launched by the Governor. We are extending
special invitation to the Sector In-charge of every sector in the campaign which
aims inculcate civic values in the denizens of the Capital Complex. Let us join hands
and achieve the objective for our better future and for our loved ones, she appealed.
Capital Administration is organizing the programme in collaboration with the departments
of Environment and Forest and Urban Development and Central Reserve Police Force.
PRO to Raj Bhawan
Unions call for social, economic boycott, urge Govt to push back refugees to designated
ITANAGAR, June 3: The students unions of the Chakma refugee affected area unaniously
resolved that the refugees must be pushed back to their temporarily allotted designated
camp to prevent them from further encroachment of land and Govt must initiate the
process of permament deportation of the refugees from the state.
The resolutions were adopted in a joint meeting of All Mishmi Students Union (AMSU),
All Lohit Students’ Union (ALSU), Anjaw District Students’ Union (ADSU) and All Tai-Khamti-Singpho
Students Union (ATKSSU) held at Tezu on June 2 last.
While resolving to fight and spearhead a movement against refugee at evey level in
a coordinated manner, the house constituted a core committee with Sohalo Ngadong,
ALSU president as chairman, Jangu Halai, a senior student as vice chairman, AMSU
and ATKSSU presidents as members.
Demanding maintanence of proper dossier of the Chakmas and provide them the refugee
cards, the meeting observed that the Chakma refugees become self-style encroachers
of the area between Wakro, Diyun and Maio circles as there was no proper demarcation
of the Lohit and Changlang boundary. The house urged the authorities to properly
demarcate the boundary of the Chakma affected district for maintaining strict vigil
on the movement of refugees.
The unions also decided to launch a social and economic boycott to the refugees till
solution to M-pen and Kathan issue and appealed one and all including Govt servants,
public leaders, business community and Indian citizens not to employ Chakmas in their
household or field works, not to purchase anything from them and avoid any form of
social contacts with Chakmas.
Hailing the All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union for the untiring fight to address
the issue at the highest level, the house resolved to work hand in hand with the
apex students union and requested the AAPSU to extend its support to the newly formed
The core committee will appraise the Govt and invite the Govt delegation to the refugee
affected area to see the ground reality. The house further invited the Chakma leaders
Body of former panchayat leader found, culprit asked to surrender
KOLORIANG, June 3: The Dead body of former vice president of Tali Anchal Samity Rigio
Tapa (45) was recovered from his Agri-field at his native village Chere yesterday.
The decease had gone to his field on June 1 but did not return home in the evening.
The search team comprising of relatives found the body in the morning at his field.
Tapa was killed by at least three shots of 12-bore gun. The murder is suspected
to have been committed by a rival clan to avenge a murder of his clan member few
years back. However, the murderer could not be indentified yet and the actual motive
of the murder could not be ascertained and a case has been registered at Police station
Sangram. Due to lack of road communication in the Chera village from Koloriang and
no police personnel or WT Station at Pipsorang circle head quarter.The police and
Administration are unable to act swiftly to trap and arrest the culprit and it may
also take time for the police investigation team to reach the place of occurrence.
The DC urged the culprit to surrender himself immediately before the police and magistrate
in Kurung Kumey District.
Yan Tikhak passes away
ITANAGAR, June 3: Yan Tikhak (68), the first graduate from the then NEFA Tirap district
passed away early this morning at his residence in Miao after prolonged illness.
Late Yan Tikhak was born in 1942 at Kachang village under Changlang district. He
did his matriculation from Pasighat and then graduated from St. Edmunds College,
Shillong in 1966. Late Tikhak first joined as Circle Officer at Anini in 1968.
He left his office and contested the state assembly election as an Independent candidate
Late Tikhak was also the first Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission Arunachalee
ST member. He was appointed as APSC member on March 31st 1988. to 31/03/94. Late
Tikhak was also the founding member of the commission. He served the commission for
six years. He was also the life member of Arunachal Pradesh Indigenous Tribal’s Rights
His last rights will be held at Kachang village cremation ground on June 4. He is
survived by his wife, one son and three daughters.
The Tangsa society deeply mourn the untimely demise of Late Yan Tikhak. His sudden
demise is a great loss to the society. The society also prayed to the almighty God
to bestow enough strength to the bereaved family members in this hour of grief.
Meanwhile, Finance Minister Setong Sena expressed deep shock and sorrow to know
the sudden demise of Yan Tikhak.
In a condolence message, Sena said, Lt. Yan Tikhak was a man of humility and a noble
character. He was an exemplary and dedicated leader who served the State and society
in his lifetime in different capacities for many years with sincerity and true spirit.
His distinguished services will be cherished forever. His sudden death is a great
lost to the society and the State; it has created a big vacuum in his family in particular
and Tangsa society as a whole, he said.
The minister conveyed my deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family and pray
Almighty God to bestow enough strength to the family members to overcome the irreparable
loss and for eternal peace of the departed soul.
The Galo Welfare Society (GWS) has also mourned the death of Late Yan Tikhak. In
her message President GWS Jarjum Ete while expressing shock, remembered Late Tikhak
as a genuine Arunachali committed for protection of right’s of the indigenous people.
While terming Late Tikhak’s demise as a huge loss to the state, she prayed almighty
Donyi-Polo to give enough strength to the bereaved family and for eternal peace of
the departed soul.
Khandu denounces bandh culture, seeks cooperation
ITANAGAR, June 3: State Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has seriously viewed the absence
of officers and staff from their respective offices on June 2 owing to 24 hours Bandh
called by ANYA. In an emergency meeting with all the Commissioners, Secretaries and
head of departments in Banquet Hall today, Khandu said in strong words that absence
of government officers from duty is not at all appreciated.
“I am really upset with the way our government employees including senior officers
remained absent despite adequate security arrangements made including escorts to
ferry them from home to office and vice-versa”, a seemingly upset Khandu said without
mincing a word. He argued that how development could take its foots in this landlocked
state of Arunachal Pradesh where around 7000 organizations mushrooming goes for bandh
calls every other day.
“In spite of facing acute financial crunch the state government has honoured its
employee’s demand for accepting the 6th Central Pay Commission recommendation in
toto, and has also released the 36 months arrears”, Khandu assertively said. “The
reasons behind non finalization of AoP in the preceding year were in one or other
way related to the implementation of 6th CPC, Parliamentary and State Assembly Elections
which were clarified by the government spokesperson Jarbom Gamlin earlier through
a press conference” Khandu reasoned. He appealed the senior Government officers to
extend their cooperation to the government in dealing with such illegal bandh menace
which is crippling the normal proceedings of the state.
We are in no mood to tolerate such bandh calls which has become a tradition and
which needs to be contained, Khandu emphatically said. While all legislators and
elite societies have voiced against the bandh culture, it is need of the hour that
we join our hands to denounce such precedence for ensuring healthy development of
our state, Khandu further added.
He also appealed the business communities and the transport association not to succumb
to the pressures of such unwarranted bandh calls and extend their support to the
government in dealing with such bandhs as the bandh calls is hazardous for economic
activities especially for those who earn their livelihood through self employment.
Development Commissioner V K Dev also spoke in the meeting. PRO to CM
GREF take over the operation of Dibang Ghat
ROING, June 3: The GREF is likely to take over the operation of Ipphi Pani Bomjir
Ghat (Dibang Ghat) by end of this month, informed Sunil Kumar, 2IC 62 RCC BRTF Roing
in a letter to the Deputy Commissioner of the district. The taking over of Dibang
Ghat by GREF is under process, the letter said.
The news brings a great relief for the people of Dambuk Sub-Division as the passengers
will be ferried free across the river once the BRTF takes over the Ghat Operation.
In the meantime, the district administration is making temporary arrangement to operate
the Ghat by private individuals until it is handed over to GREF.
Meanwhile, the district administration have requested the state govt. for making
schedule of Helicopter Service to both Lower Dibang Valley and Dibang Valley Districts
thrice a week stating that due to disruption of road communication to Dambuk and
Anini for the last two months and also due to irregular operation of Dibang Ghat
owing to turbulent nature of river water in rainy season, many people are stranded
at Dambuk as well as at Anini. In a crash message to the Director, Civil Aviation
the DC Roing have further asked for making three trips per schedule to Dambuk and
M Riba, List Manifestation (LM) Assistant, Roing informed that despite two trips
of Helicopter Service to both Dambuk and Anini today, many passengers are still stranded
in both the places. Around 90 passengers for Anini are still in the list and around
300 passengers for Roing are stranded at Anini, he informed. DIPRO
‘Army always ready to help people’
WAKRO, June 3: “The Army will always be willing to help out the people and projects
under the Op. Sadbhavana will be taken up keeping in mind the interest of the
people.” said Brig. Manjeet Mehta, SM, Commander, 82 Mtn Bde.,as he laid the foundation
stone for the Middle School Block of the Apna Vidya Bhavan in the presence of Chandralesh,
Col. H.S. Chouhan, Commanding Officer of the 26 Maratha Light Infantry.
The function was attended by the civil administration, Panchayat leaders of the area,
Village Gaon Buras and the general public. The people in large number lauded the
Army gesture towards promoting rural education of underprivileged children braving
heavy monsoon rains. Inaugurating the Third Teachers’ Orientation Program by the
ASSET, the Commander called upon the teachers to work with dedication and also impressed
upon the parents to strengthen the schools with their active involvement to help
the young learners. The Commander appreciated the efforts of the Apna Vidya Bhavan
inspired by His Holiness Swami Anubhavananda Saraswati and assured that four classrooms
will be built well in time during the current academic session. Speaking on the occassion
Patam Rangmang, ZPM and Shavin Mam, General Secretary of the Indira Gandhi Government
College, Tezu said the youths and the general public were grateful to the Army for
having taken up concrete welfare programs like adoption of girl children for education,
development of playgrounds, extending free medical camps and construction of school
buildings, under the able leadership of Brig. Manjeet Mehta.
Col. H.S.Chouhan,CO, 26 MLI, assured the Commander and the school management that
the construction will be taken up on war footing so that the building is ready at
Satyanarayanan Mundayoor, Advisor to the ASSET briefed the Commander and the dignitaries
about the Teachers’ Orientation Program (TOP) saying that largely the private schools
were kept out of the purview of such orientation programs conducted by the government
and other agencies. He further said that an urgent need to address the need of keeping
private school teachers updated was felt and appreciated the ASSET for taking up
the issue.Teachers from Arun Jyoti school, Tezu, Lohit Raising School, Alubari,
Gyan Sarovar school, Medo, KGBV Wakro, the Apna Vidya Bahavan and few more private
schools are participating in the TOP.
The Girls’ Education Program of the ASSET got yet another boost when Col. Monif Tauhid,
DGM, Athena Power Private Limited, presented a cheque to Brig. Manjeet Mehta on behalf
of Ms. Deepa Agarwal of New Delhi for sponsoring a girl child. The Commander presented
the cheque in turn to Ms. Bishakha Sarma the founder principal of the Apna Vidya
Ms. Yealiang Tamblu, S.Halai, the Apnes and members of the Wakro Youth Welfare Association
presented songs and traditional cultural programs to make the event memorable.
The Chairman ASSET assured the Commander and all present in the function that the
ASSET will always serve the people and the society with dedication. He also thanked
all the previous Commanders, Brig. Ajai Prakash, Maj.Gen. A.K. Bardalai and Brig.
Jayesh Saini for their support. He also thanked the officers and men of the 26 MLI
for conducting the program successfully.
Jan Suvidha Centre at DC’s office
ITANAGAR, June 3:The Jan Suvidha Centre has started functioning effectively at DC’s
office, Tawang for issue of ILP, ST certificate, PRC, TRC and Identity card etc.
The Jan Suvidha Centre is a single window based delivery system of various citizen-centric
services which ensures that the citizen do not have to visit the concerned branch
offices to know the status and to get the issued document applied for. It act as
an interface between the Citizen and District Administration which improves the quality
of services and save the time component The Jan Suvidha software has been developed
by NIC, Arunachal Pradesh. DIPRO
Rodent management training held
ITANAGAR, June 3: One day Rodent Management Training was held at Pugging village
on May 31. . Under the initiatives of Okang Tamuk, D.A.O. Upper Siang the ADO.(HQ)
M. Ete, imparted training to the farmers to contain any Rodent Menace. As many as
50(fifty) farmers took participation in the training.
Meanwhile, the ASM. Pugging, Yoppak Sitek, informed that the Bamboo flowering was
taking place in few places, and there is maximum chances of outbreak of Rodent attack
in W.R.C. field. The A.D.O. advised various techniques and methods to control rodent
attack. The A.S.M, farmers and officers made a visit to Bamboo flowering site to
take stock of the situation. Rodenticides was also distributed to farmers for application
in the field. DIPRO
Door-to-door garbage collection
ITANAGAR, June 3: Following the directives of the Capital District Administration,
A and B Residential Welfare Committee, Itanagar has started its doo-to-door garbage
collection from June 2 last from.
The society has already appointed two door-to-door garbage collectors for a period
of three months from the sectors except Sundays.
Fund misappropriation alleged
ITANAGAR, June 3: Alleging misuse of 2nd installment of fund for the Hariyali scheme
(Singdak Yorbe to Kampong Yorbe) under Siyum circle of Upper Subansiri district,
the Pombu Kau Welfare Society (PKWS) has said that it has filed RTI for details information
and urged the authorities not to release 3rd installment of fund for the Hariyali
scheme till RTI reports comes out.
State NCP to discuss development issues
ITANAGAR, June 3: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), state unit will discuss the important
issues of the state including enhancement of PDS quota and release of HTS subsidy
to the state Govt, early start of Green Field Airport at Itanagar, safe drinking
water supply, and total sanitation programmes and policy on small and marginal farmers
at its office here on June 4.
These issues were also highlighted by NCP state president during his meeting with
party high command recently at New Delhi.
NEDWS to hold mega social service
ITANAGAR, Jun 3: North East Development Welfare Society (NEDWS) has decided to organise
a mega social service at State Museum, Gonpa and surrounding of the APIDFC here
on June 12.
While visiting the state museum recently NEDWS president Tabom Boje appealed the
state Govt to provide security guard and erect security fencing around the state
museum for its preservation and protection.
Meanwhile, NEDWS has appointed Marmik Doye, as Western Zone women wing general secretary
of the Society, while Nangram Tanang and Bengia Dogum have been appointed as president
and general secretary of the Kurung Kumey district Society unit.
APPDSU demands cancellation of LPC
ITANAGAR, Jun 3: All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) in a letter to
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Sagalee taking concerned over the issue of LPC to
individual from government land of Sagalee Township said that the administration
had recommended and earmark government Land to some individual for land allotment.
It further expressed surprise over the issue of LPC for government land from the
said office during the year 2006- 2010 and demanded the administration to immediately
cancel all the LPC, issued during the year 2006 to 2010 within 15 days. It threaten
to organise a democratic movement if their demand is not fulfilled within the stipulated
Hari Taro elected AAPANWA president
Itanagar, Jun 3: Hari Taro and Marpe Bojir have been elected president and general
secretary of All Arunachal Pradesh Abotani Nyibu (Priest) Welfare Association (AAPANWA),
according to a release issued by Itanagar Capital Complex deputy commissioner.
The newly elected office bears of AAPANWA also include two vice presidents, two assistant
general secretaries, a treasurer, chief auditor and secretaries of four other departments.
NAHARLAGUN, Jun 3: Monyul Socio-cultural Development Society, (MSCDS) Mon Region
congratulates Master Rinchin Tsering S/o Late Dawa Rinchin a student of Kendriya
Vidyalaya, Tawang for securing first position in PCM category and second position
in PCB category in the recently held State Level Joint Entrance Examination 2010.
The Society also congratulated his other colleagues for their success in the joint
entrance examination which has brought laurels to the people of Arunachal Pradesh.
His academic achievement will go a long way towards his endeavour for higher studies.
ITANAGAR, June 3: Sothik Kri has been appointed as Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM)
Anjaw district unit president.
ITANAGAR, June 3: The All Lower Subansiri Students’ Union (ALSSU) will hold its 10th
conference cum general election from June 29 to July 1 next at Govt Higher Secondary
ITANAGAR, June 3: Expressing concern over the encroachment and construction of private
building in front of teachers’ quarters of Govt Higher Secondary School, Daporijo,
the school authorities appealed the district administration to intervene and stop