The union has a genuine apprehension that the students of Siang belt could take to
street which has the potential to sabotage the age old friendly relation between
the two states, if the govt doesn’t intervene, it added.
AAPSU also called on the authorities who are at the helm of affairs running the lone
central university of the state to immediately intervene for peaceful solution with
the agitating students Union.
Governor discuss law & order with Chidambaram and NSA
ITANAGAR, Mar 3: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh, who is on an official tour
to National Capital, met Union Home Minister, P Chidambaram and National Security
Advisor (NSA) Shiv Shankar Menon at New Delhi on Tuesday. This was the first meeting
of the governor with NSA after Menon assumed office.
In the meeting, Governor gave an overview of the Law and Order situation and important
security issues of the State. He also discussed the important developmental issues
of the State including a focused approach to Border Area Development.
Gen Singh emphasized an early formalisation of the Border Trade Land Custom Station
at Pangsau pass, as it will give thrust to Border trade with Myanmar. The green field
airport at Itanagar also came up for discussions.
To give further impetus to tourism in the State, Gen Singh discussed the need to
make the process of obtaining inner line permits easier for tourists in the meeting.
Raising of the first Arunachal Scouts Battalion, which also was taken up in the meeting,
is likely to take place in this financial year and more battalions will be considered
in the next plan. PRO to Governor
Mission for vision benefits many
CHANGLANG, Mar 3: More than 456 patients availed the benefit of the free eye screening-cum-cataract
operation camp conducted by the Changlang District Health Society at Bordumsa. Out
of them, 175 patients got their refractive errors corrected and 43 patients were
operated upon for cataract and eye disorders.
A team of doctors from District Hospital, Changlang led by Dr Taba Khanna, Eye Specialist
conducted the eye camp. Other members of the team included Dr Mope Loyi, MO, Dr D
Maity, PMOA, Dr D Bagra, PMOA and R P Sharma, Nursing Assistant.
The camp was inaugurated by Parliamentary Secretary, Textile and Handloom, C C Singpho.
In his inaugural address Singpho said such free camps should be conducted in all
remote areas of the district for the benefit the poor people who are unable to afford
medical expenses. While assuring for his full co-operation to medical department,
he appealed to all responsible citizens for their co-operation to the department
so that a qualitative health care services are provided.
He also appealed Panchayat leaders, women groups and other conscious citizens to
work collectively to eradicate the menace of drug addiction in and around Bordumsa
Sub-Division. S S Chaudhary, ADC, Bordumsa, Panchayat leaders and public were present
on the occasion. DIPRO
Bhuyan inspected tourism projects
PASIGHAT, Mar 3: Mrs. M. S. Bhuyan, Advisor to BIT (Banking, Industries and Tourism)
NEC had visited the NEC funded tourism projects and few important places of East
Siang district on Feb 27 last. She was accompanied by Convener INTACH (Indian National
Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage) Omak Apang and DTO Tate Tatak.
The team visited all the tourism projects like, Tourism Centre at Oyan, Tourism Project
at Anchal Ghat, Rengging View Point and Sirki Water Falls etc.
While visiting the projects, Bhuyan urged full cooperation from the local people
and advised the concerned officers to follow the guidelines provided to them in the
greater interest of promotion of tourism development in the district.
Society demands action against ‘wrong doers’
ITANAGAR, Mar 3: Sree Abu Welfare Society (SAWS) has urged the authority concerned
to take strong action against the IRBn personnel allegedly involved in the barbaric
act of assault on one Tassar Tamang on Mar 2 evening.
Condemning the alleged inhuman act of the IRBn personnel, the Society claimed that
a group of IRBn personnel led by a police officer entered the house of Tassar Tamang
near K.V. No. 2 at around 7.45 pm and started assault on Tamang mercilessly without
any valid reason. Tamang is reported to be admitted at a city based hospital for
treatment. His condition is said to be serious.
When enquired, Capital SP Hibu Tamang informed that a police team from the Itanagar
police station was sent to Tassar Tamang’s house following repeated complaint of
his wife that she was seriously tortured by her husband.
The SP further informed that an investigation is going on to unravel the truth. “I
am taking up the matter. Necessary action will be taken against the persons if found
guilty,” he added.
Largest police beat in state Capital inaugurated
ITANAGAR, Mar 3: The ‘largest’ police beat office of the Capital Complex measuring
an area of 22 sqm was inaugurated by superintendent of police Hibu Tamang at Chandranagar
Speaking on the occasion, the SP assured round-the-clock manning of the beat office
by police personnel and praised local MLA Techi Kaso for the beat office being come
MLA Techi Kaso said that establishment of this police beat is a small step towards
checking criminal activities within Itanagar. While appreciating Datam Tashi for
providing land for the beat office, the MLA appealed to the people of his constituency
to cooperate with him to fulfill his dream agendas.
Itanagar police station OC Make Bui said that this beat office would help tackle
law and order problem of Chandranagar area.
Itanagar Market Welfare Association president Bamang Taji assured to provide five
chairs, one table and cot each for the beat office.
Earlier, Chandranagar Development Welfare Committee president Bamang Loram urged
the SP to deploy sufficient police force to man the beat office effectively.
Study tour for NGOs
ITANAGAR, Mar 3: NABARD is sponsoring a 3-day exposure visit to Kolkata for the officials
of NGOs who are partnering with NABARD as Self-Help Promotional Institutions (SHPI).
These NGO officials will study the best practices of SHG-Bank Linkage programme along
with micro-enterprise development in West Bengal from March 15. They will be visiting
the Bank branches and study the process as to how the NGOs establish savings and
credit linkages with the Banks.
The NGOs will also look at the practices of financing to SHGs through ‘Bandhan’ a
prominent micro finance institution in West Bengal.
The NGO officials will be given the perspectives of SHG movement in West Bengal.
The entire programme at Kolkata will be coordinated by ‘Academy for Cooperative Management,
Research and Training (ACMART) in Salt Lake, Kolkata.
Accolades to men in uniform
DIRANG, Mar 3: The armed forces came in for rich salutations during the inaugural
function of the two-day ‘Know Your Army Mela’ held here recently.
Inaugurating the event jointly with 5 Mountain Division GoC Major General Sanjeev
Anand, local legislator Phurpa Tsering said that the armed forces need to be saluted
for their courage and valour not only for guarding the country but also for lending
it’s helping hand to civilians during times of distress and natural calamities. ‘Be
it the devastating cloud bursts of Rama Camp, Senge and Sangti village, or the recent
massive fire mishap at Munna Camp, it has always been the men in uniform who first
of all reached out and brought back smiles to face of victims’, he explained, while
adding that this spirit of cooperation and mutual understanding between civilians
and men in uniform ought to be always maintained.
Elaborating main objectives of the mela, Major General Anand said that more cooperation,
trust and mutual goodwill need to be built up between civilians and the men in uniform.
‘The army is willing to guide young aspirants interested to join the armed forces
and the upcoming Arunachal Scout and for this purpose more ‘Taalmeel’ needs to be
created between civilians and army’, he explained.
Appreciating the yeomen service rendered by armed forces, West Kameng deputy commissioner
Swati Sharma called for forging better and closer cooperation between men in uniform
and the district administration. She also appealed young aspirants to utilize the
opportunity and enhance their knowledge about armed forces and chances of joining
On the occasion, diverse and colorful dance items like the Bhangra, Monpa, Adivasi
and Lion dances were displayed by army, ITBP and SSB jawans, while several stalls
showcasing military weaponry, eating joints, game zones, and local monpa products
were declared open for public. A galaxy of armed force dignitaries, Govt. officials
and public in large number turned up to enjoy the taste of military mela.
The after shocks of election
ITANAGAR, Mar 3: It’s been almost six month since Arunachal went for Assembly election
but still the after effects of that election are felt all over the state.
While workers of winning parties are reaping rich benefits, those from loosing side
are bearing brunt of having participated in a democratic process.
In a state like ours where low population ratio makes it quite easy to identify supporters
of respective candidates during election, those belonging to loosing group always
have to face music once election results are declared and the state is witnessing
similar moments now.
Transferring government employees from their present posting to far flung areas,
removing Govt. officers from their plump portfolios, discrimination in distribution
of contractual works are some of the tactics applied to count a few.
Though political leaders from every party often speak about the importance of citizens
participating in democratic process but when they really come out to exercise their
rights, citizen’s end up paying heavy price for it.
“In our state to participate in election process is just like committing a great
sin. I actively took part during election and as our candidates lost, my wife who
is government servant had been transferred to an interior place, where she has to
walk for three days to reach,” lamented one citizen. He further went to add, “Our
leaders just can’t understand the fact that in a healthy democracy presence of opposition
is must. I have learnt a big lesson this time and in the near future I would think
twice before I get involve in election process.” Politicians involving in political
vendetta is quite common all over the world, however, in our state it has gone to
another level with supporters of loosing candidates being harassed even for petty
Other than the government jobs, people of this state generally depend on contractual
work from various departments for the source of income. Here also politicians have
a field day in harassing their opponents by not allowing them to get work orders
and also blocking payment of bills of contract works carried out by them. “I am having
a harrowing time in getting my bills cleared and honestly running short of time.
In every step officers are troubling me for minor issues too. I am feeling helpless
and desperately worried as I am scared that they may try to block my bill before
the end of this financial year,” told one worried contractor.
He also told that these days it has become increasingly difficult for him to land
contractual works. “Every time I apply for any new contractual works, I face lots
of trouble from concern departments. I do not blame these officers, as I believe
they are under lot of pressure from a leader whom people of my constituency had elected
to take care of us,” continued the worried contractor.
Those educated youths who actively took part in election and who ended up on loosing
side are facing herculean task of getting employment. “Recently I cleared written
test for a government service and as I was getting ready for viva-voice test one
of my relatives told me that our area MLA was inquiring about my roll number. I had
voted against him during last election and I am sure he will make sure that I don’t
get this job though I have confidence on my own talent,” informed one young unemployed
The trend of punishing looser group after election is becoming quite a dangerous
proportion and soon a day may come when people of this state may lose interest to
participate in election process.
I could not vote during last assembly election and for a long regretted loosing an
opportunity to exercise the fundamental right of voting. But now I feel that I made
the correct decision of not casting vote, otherwise you never know what could have
happened to me too!
Safety measures in work place
Concern for man himself and his safety must always form the chief interest of all
- Albert Einstein
By Er. Takhe Tamo
A person having inherited or acquired faults may not act safely. But if he performs
in a safe manner, it is possible that accident may not occur. Even if a person is
involved in an accident, an injury may not be caused.
The most important point is that unsafe actions and unsafe mechanical or physical
conditions are the immediate causes of accidents. However, with the determination,
supervision, effective management actions of employed persons and unsafe acts
can be controlled and prevented besides guarding or removing unsafe conditions.
Thus the middle of the sequence of act is considered as unsafe act and unsafe condition.
Four factors responsible for injury/accident: Dr. Hepburn amplifies the above theory
formulated in the early 1920’s by H.W. Heinrich and arrives at the principle that
an injury/accident is the result of the convergence at the same point of time of
4 factors, namely, personal factors and the proximate casual factors. The ‘personal
factors’ depends on and differ from the person to person injured or likely to be
injured by an accident and who has created situations which has led to or likely
to lead to accidents. The ‘proximate factor’ according to Hepburn is that immediate
causative factor such as the failure of a brake, etc. The solution discussed by Hepburn
under the four factors would also lead to the most practicable preventive measures
suggested by Heinrich. These are planning and organizing to (a) prevent unsafe actions
being committed and (b) remove unsafe mechanical or physical conditions.
Personal characteristics such as age, job experience, visual functions, perception,
motor ability, dexterity, reaction time, cardiovascular neuropsychiatry disorders
and psychopathological conditions have also responsible for causing accidents. Therefore,
it is essential that adequate attention is paid to proper selection, training, placement,
education and supervision of workers. Further, engineering revision to make the work
environment safer to the employees, the most effective way of controlling unsafe
actions of persons, should be taken advantage of whenever possible.
The accident can be prevented only if the top management takes up the responsibility
for safety with delegation of management’s function like organising, planning, directing
and controlling for the ultimate objective of obtaining freedom from industrial accidents.
Safety, no doubt, is “everybody’s business” but it requires management’s sustained
efforts to ensure that the accident prevention programme works successfully.
Safety and health policy
Safety and Health Policy, is a written document or statement, prepared by every occupier
of a factory, registered under the Factories Act, 1948, with respect to the procedures
and precautions to be maintained for the health and safety of the workers at working
place. The policy may be revised if and when required. It should be brought to the
notice of workers if the policies are revised.
The policy document is a must for all factories, specifically for those involved
in hazardous working condition as listed in the First Schedule under Section 2
(cb) of the Factories Act, 1948 and other sections of the Act. Certain other categories
of factories may be exempted from having a Safety and Health Policy, as may be specified
in the (State) Factories Rules.
A copy of the Safety and Health Policy signed by the occupier is to be made available
to the Inspector having jurisdiction over the factory and to the Chief Inspector
of factories. Moreover the people concerned should be educated about the policy being
The Safety and Health Policy is not a document that is to be written once and then
forgotten. It is required to be reviewed and revised as often as may be required.
In short, the Safety and Health Policy may be described as the Constitution of the
Factory so far as the safety and health of the workers are concerned. It is a very
important document, that is to be reviewed, understood, followed and be committed
to, by everyone in the organization. It is to be given due respect both by employer
and employee to maintain a safe and healthy environment within and in the immediate
vicinity of the factory. (The writers is an Inspector of Factories & Boilers, Department
of Industries, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh)
IMWA meets Capital DC, discusses local issues
ITANAGAR, Mar 3: A team of Itanagar Market Welfare Association (IMWA) led by its
President Bamang Taji and General secretary Biri Kame on Tuesday met the capital
complex deputy commissioner, Padmini Singla. During the meeting they discussed issues
ranging from developmental activities concerning capital complex to price rise of
essential commodities which are causing trouble to ordinary citizens.
Meanwhile, IMWA informed that it has banned any kind of donation collected in the
name of organization by some unknown miscreants. It has also taken exception to various
melas and expos coming to state from outside without the permission of market committee.
The Capital DC has apprised the IMWA delegation of various step being taken by the
administration to control price rise, beautification of Capital Complex, the association
IMWA also informed that during their meeting with R D Luwi, deputy director urban
(capital complex division), Luwi has sought cooperation from market community for
the beautification of capital complex. The Association also appreciated local MLA
Techi Kaso for taking initiative in setting up of police beat post in Chandranagar
Market of Itanagar.
Society to construct Kargu Kardi Dere
ITANAGAR, Mar 3: Bogum Karka Lodu Welfare Society (BKLWS), in a recent meeting, has
decided to construct Kargu Kardi Dere at state capital.
The meeting attended by senior members of the society also changed the nomenclature
of the society to Kargu Kardi Welfare Society from the present Bogum Karka Lodu Welfare
Society. It also constituted a new executive committee with Dr. Rejum Ronya as president,
Laba Potom as vice president and Dedu Poyom as general secretary. Jarbom Gamlin and
Nyodek Yonggam are the chief patron and chief advisor respectively.
Training on integrated pest management of citrus held
ITANAGAR, Mar 3: A day-long training programme on Integrated Disease and Pest Management
of Citrus at Yagrung village, East Siang district was organized by the students (7th
Batch) of College of Horticulture and Forestry, Central Agricultural University,
The programme was conducted under the on-going Rural Horticultural Work Experience
Programme under the guidance of Dr. Dinesh Sah (Asst. Prof. CHF) and S.M. Hussain,
SMS, Fy, KVK, East Siang. Altogether 50 farmers participated in the programme.
Addressing the farmers, final year student Martha Ratan explained various management
practices for control of major diseases and pest of citrus while Odang Taloh of Yagrung
village spoke on present agricultural scenario of the village.
Bordeaux mixture preparation, Paring & Pralinage preparation for banana and Paddy
seed treatment technique with trichoderma was also demonstrated by the group of
students. A group discussion was also organised.
Health awareness camp conducted
CHANGLANG, Mar 3: The district Health Society, Changlang conducted a health awareness
camp through school health programme and RCH camps at remote Gidding and Goju Village
of Changlang district.
The counseling and advocacy meeting held on the subject ‘Adolescent Reproductive
and Sexual Health’ at Gidding Secondary School and JNV Goju, was attended by the
students from Class IX, X & XII at both schools.
Villagers of Gidding and Goju village turned in hundreds to attend the RCH camp where
free medical aids and medicines were distributed. Immunization session was also carried
out in these villages.
The team from District hospital Changlang who rendered their services through Mobile
Medical Unit Vehicle, were guided by Dr P De, DMO, Changlang and Dr P Dutta, DRCHO,
ITANAGAR, Mar 3: The All Capital Complex Autorickshaw Welfare Association (ACCAWA)
in its meeting held recently has unanimously selected Bamang Tadu and Marjum Laye
as president and general secretary of the Association for the tenure of 3 years.
The meeting also discussed various problems faced by the auto drivers residing in
the Capital Complex, according to an ACCAWA release.
All Arunachal Pradesh Workers Union (AAPWU) in a release informed that Puri Logi,
Toko John and Takhe Khopi have been appointed as president, vice president and general
secretary respectively of the All Arunachal Pradesh Workers Union, Lower Subansiri
district unit for the tenure of 3 years. Gayati Joya and Rubu Yami have also been
appointed president and general secretary of women wing of the district unit of the
NSU appreciates Matey
ITANAGAR, Mar 3: Nocte Students Union has appreciate Chairman Department of Tirap
and Changlang Yumsen Matey for taking initiatives to make the department work. Union’s
information and Publicity Secretary in a release stated that Matey is personally
visited the ongoing projects under the department thus bringing a ray of hope for
Union demands BPL Medicine
ITANAGAR, Mar 3: Kargu Kardi Students’ Union in a memorandum to Chief Minister highlighting
the public grievances appealed for supply of BPL medicine at Darak PHC, Kamba CHC,
Yomcha CHC, Liromoba PHC and Tirbin CHC.
It also appealed for posting of Allopathic Doctors at Darak and Liromoba PHC.
International Women Day
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Sangathan Chairperson Jarjum Ete
and EAC Dumporijo T Bodung have consented to attend the International Women Day celebration
as chief guest and guest of honour at Dumporijo on March 8.
Congrats Tara !
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Karate-Do-Association (AKA) has congratulated Sensei Likha Tara
for being the first from the state to be inducted as office bearer (Jt. secretary)
of All India Karate-Do-Federation for the period of 2010-13.
Tara, who is presently holding the post of president of AKA, started practising karate
in 1985 and was awarded state gold medal in 2007 for his contributions towards development
of the sport. Hailing from Dem village under Lower Subansiri district, Tara also
underwent karate training in Tokyo, Japan in 2001.
ZPMs demands creation of CD Blocks
ITANAGAR: All the Zilla Parishad Members of Upper Subansiri District submitted a
7 points memorandum to Chief Minister yesterday demanding posting of more police
personnel, daily Pawan Hans services from Itanagar to Daporijo, creation of new CD
Block in the district.
Meanwhile, the team appreciated the CM for assurance to their demands and also appreciated
Health and Family Welfare Minister Tanga Byaling and RD and PR Minister Takar Marde
for their cooperation and positive suggestions.
ANSU Meritorious award
ITANAGAR: All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) in a release, appealed all the class X
and XII students to maintain fairness and spirit of the examination in the forth
coming CBSE Exam.
The Union is committed to award the scholarship and certificate of merit to the toppers
of class X and XII of the Nyishi community, release added.
ITANAGAR, Mar 03: Post Nyokum Yullo was celebrated at Galore on Feb 27 last.
The programme was organized by Nyishi student Tamil Nadu.
On the occasion traditional dances and cultural programme was organized.
ITANAGAR, Mar 3: APCC vigilance cell has appointed Shantanu Kri as vigilance cell
chairman of the Lohit district for effective and smooth functioning of the party.
ITANAGAR, Mar 03: District Youth Congress, Daporijo mourned the premature demise
of AIYC General Secretary Mridul Gogoi.
It observed two minutes silence at its office and prayed for the eternal peace of
the departed soul and extended their condolence message to the bereaved family members.