ANINI, Mar 10: The gang of Bawarias from Haryana have been arrested yesterday from Dambeun area of Dibang Wild life Sanctuary by a team of Wildlife Protection Team lead by Umesh Kumar, DFO, Mehao Wild Life Sanctuary Division, Roing in the rugged and hostile hilly terrain. The gang consisted of three members namely Ramphal, Jagdish and Ramdas.
Fifteen Otter skin and three iron traps were seized from the poachers. As per the
Wildlife Protection Act 1972, Otter is a Schedule-
All the poachers were chased by the wild life team at Dambeun area of the sanctuary; one was caught on the spot and other two ran away from the spot.
After an exhausting chase of more than four hours in thick jungles, squelching across thorny shrubs and ignoring the injuries, the wild life team could catch the other two from Ambuli bridge point.
The gang of poachers was operating clandestinely in the wild life sanctuary for many days.
The punishment for such heinous crime is three years imprisonment which may extend up to seven years along with a fine of Rs 10,000/. This gang of hunters use iron made Traps, Leg holds and Jaw traps to capture and kill Tigers and wild cats not only in Arunachal Pradesh but also in other parts of the country. This gang of Bawarias is wanted in connection with Wildlife cases in other part of the country as well. The gang reportedly has a big network operating in different parts of the country.
After the arrest, the poachers were immediately produced before/in the court of Bopai Puroik, Judicial Magistrate first class, Dibang Valley District, Anini. Taking prompt action on the case, the accused were sent to seven days police remand. On inquiry it revealed that the accused has obtained the ILP from Lower Dibang Valley District.
Meanwhile, DC, Dibang Valley Abu Tayeng, lauded the exemplary work of the Wildlife
protection Team led by Umesh Kumar and other forest officials and appealed local
inhabitants to co-
He further said that the wildlife sanctuary is a home for many endangered species viz. Tiger, Mishmi Takin, Musk Deer, Red Panda, Sambhar etc., the onus lies on us also to safeguard our gifted flora and fauna. DC urged all to share information with DFO, Anini or police, if any strangers having suspicious outlook seen wondering in the area.
DC informed that a proposal for setting up of Police Station at Etalin was placed
to the Govt. for consideration as the absence of police check post between Hunli-
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: A two-
It is being taken up by the National Mission on Monuments & Antiquities (NMMA) under the Archaelogical Survey of India (ASI), New Delhi.
As part of the programme, a Photo Exhibition on historical monuments and heritage sites and archaelogical artifacts of the state and the other parts of the country is also being held.
Addressing the participants comprising of District Research Officers, Assistant curators, Asisstant Research Officers, Research Assistants and representatives of NGOs, the Chief Guest Y. D. Thonghchi Chief Information Commissioner, AP Information Commission said that the state is a rich repository of Antiquities like beads, and other valuable ornaments & artifacts and in terms of monuments it is particularly concentrated in Buddhist areas like West Kameng & Tawang.
Stressing on the importance of maintaining a data base of such antiquities of heritage value, he called for the need to create awareness among the people the importance of the database collection and seek their cooperation in providing information for the antiquity documentation of the state and the country in general for the noble cause.
He asked to remove the apprehension among the people in providing information under the NMMA Mission.
People should come forward to register their antiquities and help authority to identify the real antiquities he appealed. Director Research Department Hage Tada who is also state project coordinator of NMMA said, to register local antiquities is the only way to preserve it from vanishing. However he lamented that despite being many attempts made by research department for preservation of antiquities, local people are not coming forward
He further informed that Arunachal Pradesh has 7 protected monuments like
Itafort of Itanagar and Naksha Parbhat of East Kameng district, Dirangdzong, Malinithan under the State Protection Act and 3 ASI protected archeologist sites i.e Bhalukpong, Tameswari, Bhismaknagar. We are planning to conduct a marking programe of valuable antiquities for proper identification in various places of the state he added.
Highlighting the objectives of NMMA Shikharani Nath an Reaearch Associate under NMMA, New Delhi has said that prime objectives of NMMA launched in 2007 is to preserve the rich heritages, monuments and antiquities of the countryby documenting and to create awareness among people.
The Mission has been launched in the state since 2010 and is being carried out by the Dept. of Research in collaboration with NMMA.(DIPR)
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) K. Vijay Kumar called on the Governor Gen JJ Singh at Raj Bhavan, here today. A thread bare discussion on the security scenario of the State was held during the meeting.
Special Director General of Central Reserve Police Force for North East Zone Subhash Joshi was also present in the meeting.
K. Vijay Kumar, who had shot to fame when he led the operations to eliminate forest
brigand Veerappan presented a CRPF memento to the Governor, who reciprocated with
a book on the indigenous tribes of Arunachal Pradesh authored by Padma Shree awardee
Mamang Dai. In his maiden visit to Arunachal Pradesh after becoming the CRPF DGP,
Vijay Kumar, a 1975-
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: Itanagar Police led by SDPO Itanagar, Taru Gussar arrested two drug peddlers namely Arun Karmakar and Isac Narah while from Banderdewa with large quantities of SP capsules. The arrested persons have been booked under section 32/33 NDPS Act.
SP capsule contains banned substance dextropropoxphene. It may be mentioned that large number of youths in Itanagar and Arunachal are addicted to this drugs. It is used orally and through intravenous injection.
The Naharlagun Police had succeeded in arresting Sapan Devbarman @ Tripura one of the accused in Rural Bank Robbery at Naharlagun. With the arrest of Sapan Devbarman, all five accused in the case have been arrested and are facing trial in the court.
The Banderdewa police have arrested one Hannan-
Shillong, Mar 10: With raising of thunderous slogans like “Hamara Paisa Hamara Hisab(Our money our account), Larenge aur Jeetenge” the 3rd National Right to Information(RTI) convention begin today in the picturesque Shillong city. Around 1500 RTI activists from across the country are taking part in the convention. State Central Library of Shillong, the venue for convention wore festive look as people from all over country could be seen jostling around in tradition at attires.
The day begins with people’s inauguration of convention. Many RTI activists shared the experience of their long fight against corruption by using Right to Information Act. Cultural programme showcasing rich tradition of Meghalaya was presented during the day.
However it was Ghotala Rath Yatra through Chariot of Scams, mocking politicians in general, which drew the attention of everyone. Ghotala Yatra was taken out passing through heart of Shillong city highlighting all the major scams and various corruption scandals. A man posing as netaji travelled in Chariot and he could be seen defending all his corrupt acts.
In the evening programme officially began with Governor of Meghalaya Ranjit Shekhar Moosahahary gracing the occasion as chief guest.
Also present were Justice JS Verma, ex-
In his address Meghalaya Governor stated that despite RTI being implemented till now corruption has not come down in India. “Scams like 2G and Common Wealth took place after RTI became law. But still I would like to urge all the RTI activists to keep fighting against corruption and make use of RTI as a weapon to bring transparency in society,” said Governor Moosahahary. He also compared RTI activists with the soldier saying both are fighting for the cause of society.
Justice Verma told the gathering that RTI has armed ordinary people an easy way to be part of governance. “By using RTI ordinary citizens can correct many mistakes being committed while implementing developmental schemes. I hope that by end of this convention, it will bring out something new and RTI movement will have cascading effect on whole nation,” said Justice Verma.
Along with the rest of India, many RTI activists from Arunachal Pradesh are also participating in the convention. Prominent RTI activist Bamang Tago who is chairperson of Arunachal Citizen’s Right is attending convention with his team. Representatives of Arunachal based NGOs like Global Human Right Organization, NEFA Indigenous Human Right Organization, Women & Governance are also attending. 15 RTI activists from Lohit district too are participating in the convention.
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: The District Congress Committee (DCC) of Tirap and Changlang appealed to the NSCN (K) to reconsider their ultimatum served to the Ministers and MLAs of both Tirap and Changlang to withdraw support from Khandu Government.
The NSCN (K) had in a mail to this daily and Assam based media houses called for withdrawal of support to the Dorjee Khandu led Congress government.
While appreciating the stand taken by AAPSU and different political parties in the state on the issue, the DCC regretted over remarks of the apex students body on fund allocation to DoTC. The meagre amount of Rs.25 crore given to DoTC, which consists of 12 assembly constituencies and comprises 20% of the state’s total population, should not be disputed time and again, the DCC said.
In contrast, some single assembly constituency gets more than 25 crore from different heads, it added.
Meanwhile, the DCC termed the Ex AAPSU Forum’s demand for relieving the MLAs and
Ministers of both the districts from their respective port-
Instead, people from every section of the society should stand together to encourage the politically victimized public representatives in this hour of crisis, the DCC added.
BOMDILA, Mar 10: Losar-
Gracing the sixth day of the Losar celebration here at Bomdila, Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu along with MP Takam Sanjoy, Parliamentary Secretaries R.T Khunjuju & Kumar Wai, Chairman Karmik & Adhyatmik Affairs His Eminence T.G Rinpoche, MLAs Phurpa Tsering, Kumsi Sidisow, Takam Tagar, Markio Tado, Bamang Felix, Ralom Borang and Principal Secretary Yeshi Tsering earlier attended the Sangsol Programme at the Buddha Peace Park and the Losar Archery competition at Buddha Stadium.
Underscoring the importance of maintaining ones culture and tradition in order to preserve ones identity, Dorjee Khandu opined that, in addition to being comfortable with the modern trends, one needs to maintain and preserve ones root and adorning ones traditional dress once in a while, would be the first step in the direction, he said.
In order to make the move more significant, he urged the Chairman of the Karmik &
Adhyatmik Affairs for immediate identification of the existing important and historical
places and re-
Earlier, MP Takam Sanjoy taking a dig at the present imbroglio, called upon the people of the state not to be misled by the rumors. Condemning violence and rule of the barrel, Sanjoy asserted the laudable works of the state government and its continuance and impressed upon the people the need for strengthening the governance by standing united. (DIPRO)
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: All Papum Pare District Students Union opposed the construction of Indoor Stadium cum improvement of Sports Complex at Government Higher Secondary School Sagalee campus executed by Urban Development Department.
It claimed that establishment of such project in the school campus would further condense the already compact school campus and it will also disturb the children education of the particular school.
The union also said that “why the authority instead of fulfilling their long pending demands for construction of Hostel building, class rooms including science laboratory, Teacher quarters and school auditorium Hall, the authority has allowed construction of Indoor Stadium at school campus”.
It further said that the said project is totally a public purpose project and such project should not be constructed at school campus as such establishment would disturb the children’s education.
Moreover, the lone higher Secondary School of the Sagalee area is facing boundary problems for the last many years but undermining the fight of students organization for proper boundary demarcation the authority is going to use school land for the general public, which is very unfortunate, it added.
The union further expressing displeasure over the land allotment issued by ADC Sagalee and recommendation letter from public leaders of Sagalee area for the said project claimed that the project site is belong to education department, how come the ADC has given land allotment to UD Department and also questioned that why the ADC after issuing prohibitory order to stop land allotment and LPC within Sagalee town land allotment has been processed.
The union demanded clear cut statement from ADC Sagalee “on what ground he allotted school campus land to U.D. Department”.
It also urged the Urban Department to give detail report of the Indoor Stadium and improvement of Sports complex and added that as per DPR there is no mention for construction of said project at Sagalee.
APPDSU appealed all the student leaders, students, youth leaders, former students leaders, public leaders, senior citizen and likeminded people of Sagalee area to come forwarded and place their views and suggestion to save the school land.
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: All Palin Chambang Yangte Gangte & Tarak-
APCYGTSU in a release said that construction of school building, including additional classrooms, drinking water facility, toilets for both girls and boys, boundary walls etc. for each new primary school sanctioned under SSA mission, which were supposed to be completed by February 1, 2010, were going very slow. While some contractors have not followed the guidelines while constructing the buildings some other have not yet started their work even after payment were made in July, 2010, the students union said.
It urged the authorities concerned to send a vigilance committee to verify and assess the progress of the works.
APCYGTSU said that the Centre as well as State Government had sanctioned Rs.15 Lakh for infrastructure development of 11 new primary schools established under SSA in their area.
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: Tasar Welfare Society conducted a three days health awareness camp at Tirbin from March 5 to 7. Altogether, 1700 patients were checked and provided with free medicines for different ailments.
During the camp, the medical team conducted Cataract Operations on 40 (forty) patients out of total 60 (sixty) Cataract cases detected during screening of about 400 eye patients.
The camp was inaugurated by Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism Gojen Gadi and Panchayati Raj Director Bida Gadi.
The camp was attended by team of Doctors Dr. Talum Sorum, Eye Specialist, & Dr. Tunu Gadi Yomcha, Child Specialist from RK Mission Hospital Itanagar; Dr. Sapmo Yomcha, Orthopaedic Surgeon & Dr. Oken Yomcha Tasar, Sr. Child Specialist from State Hospital Naharlagun; Dr. Imo Basar, ENT Specialist & Dr. Tater Kena, Medicine Specialist from District Hospital Aalo and Dr. Yanga Tasar Taipodia, Sr. Medical Officer, Likhabali PHC besides host doctors of Tirbin PHC, Dr. Moto Yomcha, Medical Officer & Dr. Lopa Gadi, Medical Officer (Homeo) attended the camp.
Meanwhile, Tasar Welfare Society in its 2nd General Conference held at Tirbin on March 7, unanimously resolved to construct Tasar Liine at Tirbin, the headquarter of the Society.
The house also extended term of present Executive Body of TWS for a period of three years.
Tawang, Mar 10: The 3rd Kundun Sangey Yeshe Archery Tournament began at the premises of Khinmey Gonpa Tawang today.
Attending inaugural function as chief guest, Tawang Deputy Commissioner Gamli Padu appreciated the organizing committee for preserving the traditional sport Archery and hoped that the same will be maintained in years to come. Stressing the need for organizing the event in a better manner he said that it should be organised first at village level and the best teams should be invited to participate in the tournament which is held every year on the occasion of Losar festival. He also said that people from other communities should also be involved in the event to promote harmony and brotherhood.
He suggested that maximum exposer should be given to the event so that the tourist could come and enjoy the event.
Commandant, SSB Tawang T. Dorjai was the guest of honour of the function.
Altogether 20 teams from various villages are vying for the coveted trophy.
The teams have been divided into two pools. Pool “A” comprises Sangyeling-
Archery is one of the most popular games played by the people of Monpa tribe especially during Losar festival which is celebrated in the month of February and March. The game is played with Bow and arrows made of Bamboo. The target made of a small wooden post measuring about 10/20 cms and is kept about 100 meters away. The person is to hit the target. The individual scoring the highest points wins the game. This game can be played individually or as a team.
For many years, it was played un-
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: An Awareness cum Vaccination camp for Livestocks was organized at Gori village, West Siang today by ICAR Basar AP Centre in collaboration with the Department of Animal husbandry and Veterinary. Farmers from various villages had participated in the camp where they were given tips and suggestions regarding care and management of different livestock.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. P.Suresh Kumar, Joint Director Incharge, ICAR Basar, lauded the farmers for their active participation and encouraged them for livestock farming.
Dr. Doni Jini,Scientist, ICAR gave inputs regarding prevention and control of rabies and its zoonotic importance.
Dr. Lige Bagra,SVO Basar, highlighted the importance of livestock farming and various diseases prevalent during monsoon season.
Dr Moloy. S.Boruah, SMS KVK, highlighted about the economics of poultry farming.
Dr. Bali Yomgam, Livestock Manager ICAR Basar, interacted with the farmers about the prospects of pig farming and its various constraints and remedial measures.
Dr. Tolan Borah, Livestock Manager ICAR Basar, spoke about the prevalence and preventive measures for FMD(Footh and Mouth Disease) in Mithun and cattle.
The animals and poultry were vaccinated against the FMD, Rabies and Ranikhet Disease
and the livestock farmers were provided free-
Thanking the team of ICAR Basar AP Centre and Department of Animal Husbandry for their initiative, the Gaon Burahs and livestock farmers promised for cooperation and more active participation in near future.
What are they doing?
What's gonna be the future of Arunachal Pradesh? China is claiming Arunachal as their
territory consistently. Now the NSCN (K) is trying to interfere in the affairs of
Arunachal Pradesh using the MLA's of Tirap and Changlang as their remote control.
And, what if the Chakma-
Presently the people of Tirap and Changlang are going through much pain and agony and are insecure. They are in dire need of security and protection. What are our leaders doing? Are they busy in fattening their bank accounts only? Do they really have concerns for the state and welfare of its people? It is to be hoped.
Let’s hope that the NSCN (K) comes out with the softer sides of their hearts and decide not to interfere in the affairs of Arunachal. Let peace prevail.
Sivakasi, (on email)
Are not we valuable too?
I fully agree with the unknown officer from Tirap who has shared the feelings of government officers posted in these districts. It is very surprising to see all the condemnation statements emanating from various quarters of the society. In spite of such an open threat the government came out with such a weak statement. It was so carefully worded to make sure that the militant group doesnt get annoyed in any way. If such is the case with government spokesperson, one can only understand what will be the condition of officers who are working in dangerous areas without any kind of security. Are our lives not so valuable?
I am very sure that Arunachal is going the Manipur, Nagaland way.
Changlang (on email)
Whole generation is watching you
The publication dated March 7 regarding ‘Withdraw support from Khandu Govt: NSCN (K)’ is a big shock and can be perceived as the darkest era in the history of Arunachal Politics.
Just to quench their thirst for ‘Power’ few political leaders compromised their citizen to the underground outfit and sold their motherland.
Today, these leaders themselves are on the run but have emboldened these ‘Outlaws’ to such an extent that they dare to challenge the open society by threatening the democratically elected government.
It is now up to the Khandu Government to decide where he wants to take Arunachal to.
But keep this in mind the whole generation is watching you.
Micah (on email)
Woes of SSA teachers
I would like to focus on the hardship the teachers recruited under the SSA are encountering in carrying out their duties. The effort is made by trouble facing teachers to place before the state govt. their grievances. In this regard the BJP has done a credible job as an opposition party by urging the state govt. to make a provision for Special Compensatory Allowance (SCA) to SSA teachers keeping in view the embarrassing situation the SSA teachers are facing. It needs no explanation that with such meagre salary and serving in rural areas, how tough it is to fulfill even their basic requirements. Even a regular peon gets a better salary than that of a SSA teacher in the same school.
More worse, the salary doesn’t comes on monthly basis and are always uncertain. How come the teachers perform at their best in such kind of hostile atmosphere? As a result they tend to look for better jobs and opportunities because of the uncertainty of their future in the SSA and these results to their irregularity in the performance of their job. Which on other hand is affecting the education system in the state at a great extend.
The demands placed before the state government by the All Arunachal Sarva Siksha Abhiyan Teachers’ Association are only for the sake of the education system in the state and also to meet the increasing unemployment problem in the state. If the education has to be prioritise than this problem needs to be solved at the earliest possible time and if the govt. tends to make unheard their plea then we can expect a similar uprisings of the COSSAPs in the state.
Special status for all
Recently I was booked by the "honest" and "sincere" traffic police for riding my
bike without displaying my registration number. After paying an amount of fifty
rupees, I was allowed to go scot-
But what I don’t understand is why other employees of Raj Bhavan should not display number plates. When the chief minister's vehicles can display number plates, I don’t understand why Governor’s vehicles should not display the registration numbers. It is a clear violation of law.
I kindly request the "honest" traffic police to follow the same method adopted towards
me and charge 50 rupees for all vehicles of Rajbhawan everyday to keep their "chaai-
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
ITANAGAR, March 10: Tarasso Circle Youth Association (T.C.Y.A) has opposed the work carried out under the R.G.G.V. Scheme by M/s Reniya Enterprises at Tarasso Circle. It alleged that the sign board shows that the village has been fully electrified whereas not a single house had been electrified so far in Dullung Ramghat.
It called on the concern authority to check the matter before it gets too late, and send Technical Expert to verify the work done so far.
Meanwhile the Union thanked the concern Authority for sending Security Personnel to Balijan and Tarasso Circle while requesting the Concern Authority to permanently posting of Security Personnel along Assam and Arunachal for greater safe guard of Life and Property.
Association demands renovation of drains
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: G-
It said that the shifting of SBI, Naharlagun Branch to G-
It appealed to the government to renovate the drain and look into the traffic problem immediately.
Acute power shortage angers union
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: Angry over erratic and inadequate power supply in Pasighat town, the All East Siang District Students’ Union (AESDSU) has demanded the authorities concerned to restore normal power supply in the township within three days.
While describing the hardship faced by the people, especially students community, due to acute shortage of electricity, AESDSU in its letter to East Siang DC said that the day to day life of people of Pasighat has almost come to a standstill without electricity. The students, who are writing their Class X and XII examinations, were the worst suffer, the letter said.
Criticizing the power department for utterly failing to provide the required electricity in the township despite repeated pleas and dharna, the students union threatened agitation, including district bandh call, in case the normal power supply was not restored within the given time period.
INTUC tussle continues
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: Justifying the existance of INTUC headed by Ambati Krishnamurthy as national president, its vice president Ashoak Chowdhury in a letter addressed to the Chief Minister requested him to extend all necessary assistance to “Nilly Likha Tabo, the state president of INTUC” to strengthen the trade union in the state and the Congress party.
The letter made available by Nabam Regum, who claimed himself as the vice president of state INTUC unit, said that ‘after seriously observing the damaging activities of G Sanjeeva Reddy and his associates’ the INTUC national conference held at Ranchi (Jharkhand) on July 17 and 18, removed Reddy and unanimously elected Ambati Krishnamurthy as INTUC president.
Even after his removal from the INTUC, Reddy has organized nationwide strike on Sept
7, 2010 which it said was a failure. Again on Feb 23, 2011, Reddy had decided to
join left trade union for protest march to Parliament against the ‘anti-
It is worth mentioning here that while addressing the media at Itanagar in recent past, State ‘INTUC Secretary General Jalley Sonam’ informed that INTUC is led by Dr. G Sanjeeva Reddy as its national president not by Ambati Krishnamurthy. He further said that, even the formation of rival body and appointment of Ambati Krishnamurty as national INTUC president was not recognized by the central committee of INTUC.
Padi Richo is the state INTUC president who was dully appointed by G. Reddy, he had added.
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: Mecha Welfare Society, Yachuli conducted a 45 days tailoring training at Yazali recently.
Altogether, 30 unemployed youth including women took part in the training programme.
Earlier, the programme was inaugurated by APRB, Yazali Branch Manager A Pal.
IRBn personnel found dead
DEOMALI, Mar 10: An IRBn constable N Ngomdir, Deomali Police Station was found dead
this morning with bullet injuries in his neck. His body was found 1 km away from
He further informed that that one empty cartridge of double barrel gun was found on the spot and 8 live cartridges were also recovered from his pocket. A case has been registered in this connection in Jaipur Police station and the investigation is going on to ascertain the cause of his death, sources said.
AAPWU resents fund collection
ITANAGAR: All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union (AAPWU) East Kameng district Unit strongly opposed the ‘illegal’ collection of fund from workers by All Arunachal Pradesh Government Departmental Labour Union, Seppa and urged the East Kameng deputy commissioner to ban it.
As far as our knowledge is concerned, the bye-
“Such type of fund collection from the workers by deducting from bonus is totally
illegal,” it remarked, and urged the authority to investigate the matter whether
the Union’s bye-
ITANAGAR: Date sheet for theory examinations of B.A/B.SC/B.COM-
SSA employees call off strike
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Contractual Employees’ Association called off their five days pen and tools down strike after they received assurance from the Education Minister today.
Meanwhile, the APSSACEA assured to support the government in developmental activities and expressed hope that their demands would be materialized soon.
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