By Staff Reporter
ITANAGAR, Mar 29: At least hundred poets across the country of the different languages
swarmed at Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum in Itanagar here today in first ever Multi-
Speaking on the rare literary occasion Sahitya Akademi President Sunil Gagopadhyay who has presided over the meet said that Sahitya Akademi is promoting and encouraging the young budding writers and poets by organizing various literary events in the various part of the country. “Sahitya Akademi is translating one works into 24 languages so that people from different regions could be interacted and understand each other well, it is the role of Sahitya Akademi” he said.
Chief guest of the function Lakshmi Nandan Bora a renowned Assamese novelist, who is also convener of Assamese Advisory board has described Arunachal Pradesh as land of rich folklore literatures and oral history. “Despite lack of own script Arunachal Pradesh has produced many literary figures like Lummer Dai, Mamang Dai and YD Thongchi” he pointed out. He however opined that many poets and writers of the northeastern region are influenced by its environment of violence and ethnic clashes which sporadically erupted in the region.
Agrahara Krishna Murthy Secretary Sahitya Akademi said that Arunachal Pradesh is
the right place to hold Multi-
While giving welcome address, Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society president YD Thongchi informed that language barrier and lack of own script is the main factor which put the Arunachal far behind in literary world as compare to other states despite the rich oral history and folklore tales.
Expressing its gratitude to Sahitya Akademi for organizing poets meet, Thongchi said the coming of prominent poets and writers to Itanagar will inspire the young budding poets and writers of the state.
Earlier Sahitya Akademi members and Arunachal Pradesh literary Society have condoled at the untimely demise of late Sonya Bam daughter of Chief Secretary Tabom Bam. Late Sonya Bam was a member of APLS beside she was eminent writer.
The recent Daporijo MMS scandal, involving the debasement of two young people by
representatives of the so called upholders of justice and security is another reminder
that we have come a long way, discarding all moral ethos, which until recently formed
a part and parcel of the tribal way of life. Today we don’t have any qualms about
anything. There is absolutely no fear-
It is impossible to even think about what the young people in the video must have gone through and will continue to go through all their life. Similar inhumane atrocities were committed by the prison keepers of Abu Ghraib, which we well know of. Difference is that in Daporijo the perpetrators were our own.
Apart from those policemen involved, even officers who booked them under easy-
Why is that almost everywhere, police seems to be running into problems with citizens,
incident after incident? Department might brush it aside as isolated. But if the
department cared at all to cross-
Is the unbecoming behavior of Police personnel any reflection on the society that we live in today?
There was a time, when people in khaki commanded a lot more respect compared to those without it. But with time, the equations have changed. These days most police personnel manage to evoke in us utter disdain, which perhaps is a reflection of society we live in. Earlier, we could do without police. But today citizens are demanding that police be deployed even in the villages. This is a departure from what it was during even the 90’s.
The video clip has travelled far and wide. Now, as citizens really concerned about these two young people, the first thing we should have done was delete the movie. But then, on one hand, we condemn the act and demand punishment for the culprits, and on the other, we continue to circulate the videos.
Not long ago, there was clip of a young girl being mercilessly afflicted with violence by group of women, allegedly for having an extra martial affair. The video found its way to the internet, which was promptly shared by many on social networking sites.
No doubt, police needs disciplining. They need to be told that they are not above law and that law is equal for all. There should be no leniency at all. Those heading the department should ensure that whatever little credibility it has today is saved before society itself turns away in disgust from its protectors. Black sheep in the department who seem to have outnumbered the rest, need to be reined in before the department’s reputation is. One thing that will reassure citizens of the department’s integrity is immediate arrest and persecution of those involved. But we have seen before that this is more a wish than a reality.
But also important is to think-
The guards will guard us, but who will guard the guards? Surely not the insensitive
government or its equally insensitive people that we have become. Like yours truly’s
grandfather said long back-
ITANAGAR, Mar 29: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has ripped apart Arunachal Pradesh police department and capital administration for letting main accused in Daporijo MMS scandal ASI Boham Bo run away after getting interim bail on 21st of this month. In a statement this evening AAPSU President Takam Tatung questioned how can they let accused run away knowing how serious the crime committed is.
AAPSU President warned that if accused are not arrested immediately, the union along with civil societies and NGOs will use democratic means to protest. AAPSU also expressed serious concern over this whole incident.
“Usually police arrest poor citizen and torture them even for minor mistakes. In this case accused Boham Bo though himself a police officer committed heinous crime. Despite that police charged with bailable section and he got interim bail, which paved the way for him to escape,” said AAPSU President Takam Tatung. He further added, “It’s shocking how capital administration granted bail to the accused despite the nature of crime. We understand capital DC took decision as per law but he also should have made sure that accused report at CJM Daporijo. This whole escape drama should be thoroughly investigated.”
“First time such incident has been reported in media. There are many such instances which go unreported. Police department should learn something from this mistake and impart human right knowledge to the policemen,” said AAPSU President Takam Tatung.
ZIRO, Mar 29: After 11th days of earth quake and tsunami hit Japan, Lower Subansiri
district Hq Ziro faced devastating cyclonic wind on Mar 20 last. Many garden fencings
damaged, CIG sheet roof blown off, kuttcha houses capsized. Heaviest damage was caused
to Govt. TPD Middle School -
The main concern to school authority is that the annual examination of school is being scheduled to begin from March 28, next. The incident has jeopardized the authority concerned in the matter of accommodation and management.
Meanwhile, Advocate Tage Halley General Secretary to Diibo Welfare Association (DWA), appealed district administration for immediate repairing of the damaged school building. All Dutta Development and Welfare Association also request concern authority for immediately repairing.
Executive members of All Diibo Students’ Union (ADSU) have visited the spot to assess ground reality and request authority concern for immediate repairing.
ITANAGAR, Mar 29: Parliamentary Secretary (Sports & Youth Affairs) Wangki Lowang
yesterday visited the Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy Complex to assess the progress
of the on-
Lowang along with Sports and Youth Affairs Director DK Dinglow visited every training
venue and interacted with the players and coaches. He witnessed Wushu, Karate and
Lowang also tested his Archery skill during his visit and expressed satisfaction over the training and coaching being conducted by Sports and Youth Affairs Department under constant monitoring of its director. He directed the department to provide all necessary equipments and proper uniform to the players for the games.
ITANAGAR, Mar 29: 15-
During the meet CoSAAP member submitted a seven points memorandum to Chief Minister demanding enhancement of retirement age from 58 to 60 years as per central government pattern, grant of tour/transfer TA/DA as per 6th CCS revised pay rules 2008, grant of transport and house rent allowances, discontinuation of contract appointment systems, grant of Rs. 1000 per head per month as medical reimbursement instead of proposed Rs 250 per month and allotment of CoSAAP office at new secretariat building.
Meanwhile, responding to their memorandum, Chief Minister Khandu has assured to
examine the demands point-
Further, the CM advised the visiting CoSAAP leaders to inculcate greater sense of honesty, dedication and discipline with high morality for all round development of the state.
Meanwhile, the CoSAAP members expressed gratefulness to CM his assurances and also appealed to Chief Minister to release the 6% D.A from 1.1.2011 which, it said, CM has assured to consider soon, According to a CoSAAP release.
ITANGAR, Mar 29: The media houses in the state are still receiving condemnation
from cross section of society on police atrocity, vulgarity and high-
Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Woman (APSCW) has reiterated its demand for immediate arrest of those accused who are now on the run. APSCW chairperson Komoli Mossang said “I have talked to S.P Daporijo and our commission has also formed an independent body. “We are seriously enquiring on the matter and will soon take a step” President, Nyishi Elite Society (NES) Bengia Tolum and also the Chairperson of the Arunachal Indigenous Tribal Forum, said that being the head of home department Home Minister should improve his communication with the police department before giving out any statement about the incident before the house. Condemning strongly against the incident, he insisted that law should take its own course and IT Act section should be applied in the case. “All the accused in the case should be hanged till death for doing such crime against those minors”, he added.
Former APSCW Chairperson Jarjum Ete and Arunachal Indigenous Tribes Forum (AITF)
of which she is also the Vice-
Arunachal Pradesh Women Welfare Society (APWWS) President Gumri Ringu while stating that APWWS deals with only women related issues called out to all the pressure groups, opposition political parties to come out and raise voice against such injustice. While also informing that an independent fact finding committee for Daporijo MMS episode has been set up by APSCW of which she also is a member, she said that the act was a total violation of human rights. “Even prostitutes are not meted out with such kind of humanity”, she said. She said, “Just suspending or terminating the accused from their job would serve them no good, they should rather be sentenced for life imprisonment or be given death sentence.” We demand for the arrest of all the persons involved in the scandal, be it the policemen or anyone dealing with the moral trafficking”, she added.
“All the policemen involved in the case must be booked and arrested immediately without
any delay. Even Home Minister should have cross-
East Kameng DC stress on use of RTI in right direction
SEPPA, March 29: East Kameng District Administration with financial support from Arunachal Pradesh Information Commission organized a workshop on “Strengthening, Capacity Building and Awareness Generation for effective implementation of the RTI Act” at Seppa on on March 29. Around 65 participants including HODs, Govt staff, PRI members and Public leaders attended the workshop.
In the inaugural meeting, Liken Koyu, Circle Officer (Estt) who is the Course Co-
DC Tope Bam in his inaugural address said, RTI aims at effective governance with transparency in all Govt activities and also facilitates the citizen of the country to know the functioning of various departments. If it is used in right direction, RTI is going to benefit both the Government functionaries and the citizens of the country, he opined. He further added that it is disheartening that some miscreants are misusing it to blackmail the Govt. servants that is why it is leading to wrong direction. Saying that most officials are not aware about RTI he urged upon the participants to be sincere in learning the provisions of RTI in the workshop.
The resource person included Khoda Rakhi, and Liken Koyu, both APCS cadre. DIPRO
At Bomdila, a one day workshop on “Strengthening, Capacity Building and Awareness Generation for effective implementation of the RTI Act” was conducted at Kameng Club today.
Advocating the need for immediate appointment of PIOs & APIOs in all the departments of the district in the interest of public service and in accordance with the guidelines of the RTI Act 2005, Additional Deputy Commissioner B. Dehingia, who also happens to be the PIO of the Deputy Commissioner’s office Bomdila, gave a detail outline on the various provisions of the RTI Act and called for voluntary disclosures by the offices, organizations and others, which come under the purview of the Act. Seemingly disappointed with the misuse of the RTI Act by some people, he however, impressed upon the PIOs & APIOs to diligently carry out their duties and responsibilities.
Master Trainer Dr. B. N. Jha, an Associate Professor of Government College Bomdila and resource person S. N. Yadav, a Senior Teacher of Government Higher Secondary School, Bomdila, imparted the training, which was attended by the HODs, allied officers and government staff in addition to the Gaon Burahs and PRI members of Sera and Pedung villages despite the crucial march ending period.
Earlier, DIPRO G. Taga, Nodal Officer, in his address highlighted on the various training programmes conducted so far in the district. Almost all the administrative circles of the district have been covered in the last two years.
To make the workshop more fruitful and goal oriented, an interactive session and a Quiz based on the objective format was conducted on the day. DIPRO
ZIRO, Mar 29: A team of All India Rajiv Gandhi Vichar Manch (AIRGVM) lead by its national chairperson B.S. Kumari has visited Lower Subansiri district Hq. Ziro on March 24 last.
In the visit, National Chairperson B.S. Kumari was accompanied by Prafulla Boro, president NE State AIRGVM, A.T. Kulo, president AIRGVM, Arunachal Pradesh, Niru Namasud, chairperson SCDB, Assam and Preetam Singh, general secretary, AIRGVM, Mumbai.
Fortunately for them, Myoko festival, one of the most popular festivals of Apatani
community was at the peak of its celebration. They visited some of the Apatani villages
including host village of Myoko celebration and interacted with people. In interaction
with villagers, Kumari assured to provide all possible help in establishment of small
scale industry in Apatani villages. However, she cautioned people not to go for similar
nature of trade or unit of industry so as to maintain ‘product-
The team also visited world’s largest Shiv Linga at Kardo and traditional village houses of Apatani.
ITANAGAR, Mar 29: Officer and Staff of Directorate of Research, Itanagar condoled the premature demise of its former Assistance Research Officer Sonya Bam, who died at Guwahati yesterday.
The staff members observed two minute silence and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and also extended its condolence message to the bereaved family members.
Arunachal Vikas Parishad capital complex, Naharlagun Unit and Kargu Gamgi Naharlagun-
The members of AVP and Gamgi prayed almighty God for the eternal peace of the departed soul and to bestow enough strength to the bereaved family members to bear the irreparable loss.
Meanwhile, Confederation of Service Association of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP) also mourned the death of Sonya in a condolence meeting here at Banquet hall Itanagar today.
The members expressed its deep sense of grief at death of a young officer. On her death the entire government employee fraternity has lost a sincere officer, the CoSAAP said. The members observed 2 minute silence as a mark of respect to the departed soul.
The Sajolang Elite Society (SES), Nafra has deeply mourned the sudden demise of Sonya Bam, who died at Guwahati yesterday due to ailment. The society prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.
The members of Kargu Gamgi Itanagar also mourned the death of Sonya Bam and conducted a mass prayer at the residence of Tabom Bam.
The members extended hearty condolence to the bereaved family and prayed to the Almighty Donyi Polo for heavenly peace of departed soul and bestow enough strength to the bereaved family members to withstand the shock and trauma of such irreparable loss.
Former Higher Education Director Pratik Potom expressed deep shock at the demise of Sonya Bam. While sharing grief of Tabom Bam and his relatives, Potom prayed to Almighty Donyi Polo to grant enough strength to bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.
ITANAGAR, Mar 29: Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU) and Rajiv Gandhi University Students Union (RGUSU) have called for shifting of indoor stadium from campus of government higher secondary school, Sagalee. In a press statement both the union urged authorities to immediately stop construction of work indoor stadium and shifts the venue to some other place.
“All student organizations have rightly pointed out that land is needed for future development of Sagalee higher secondary school. So, authorities should construct indoor stadium at another site and keep this land for future use,” the two union said.
The construction of mini stadium within Sagalee is appreciable but it should not take place at the cost students’ welfare, the RGUSU said in a release. The government should focus on development of science stream besides other disciplines in the institution, it added.
The union urged the local MLA to intervene for amicable solution to the matter.
Meanwhile, the RGUSU expressed their sentiment over the Daporijo MMS incident and appeal the authority concerned to nab the culprits and also appealed the people to delete the MMS from their mobiles or laptops.
Raise voice against injustice
Through your esteem daily I would like to draw attention of the District Students' Unions of Upper Subansiri regarding the recent incident MMS sex scandal at Police Station on innocent school going teenager, who were forcefully made to perform sex. The crime committed by Police personnel is inhumane, shameful and violation of basic fundamental rights. In this connection I want to know why the various District Student Union of Upper Subansiri is so silent. The criminal activities have been carried out by the police on your brothers and sisters. So, we should not be waiting for another incident and mute spectator.
In the same line on 31St January, 2010 my brother Takji Pakba a Class-
Even in MMS scandal the administration has already identified the persons and their places of posting but the action is still awaited. This is the time to awake to fight against such barbaric act of saviour’s of the law. As per the law of land is concerned every body is right to live peacefully, free to move and to get justices whereas police forces are considered to be saviour of law and to protect the people, ironically they are in a rate race to break the law and violation of fundamental right of innocent people. Is really they are protector of innocent people of state?
Therefore, I would like to appeal the concerned authority to award exemplary punishment to the all the accused of MMS sex scandal at Daporijo and the Police Department must compensate the victims for the mental trauma. Further I would like to appeal all students' organization and NGO's and Civil Societies to awake from deep sleep and came forward to raise voice against such injustice.
Here I would like to express my views about the MMS scandal which happened at police station Daporijo. Such cruel and inhuman act against two minor helpless boy & girl is a big shock to each & every citizens of Arunachal Pradesh. For this matter, now my question to the Concerned Authorities, Administrative Department in particular is that, who will maintain law &order in our society? If law enforcing authority turned into a law breaker how will citizen feel safe. I urge authorities to terminate accused from job, so that such gross human right violation is not repeated again. I appeal to all the public leaders, panchayat leaders, student & business community of Arunachal Pradesh to come forward against such evil persons.
Taro Pigia Tamin,
I very much appreciate the unity and cooperation shown by all the unions, association and organisation of the state in their fight against the heinous MMS scandal. I would like to request the people of Arunachal to come forward and raise their voice against such violation of fundamental rights by the state police personnel whom we depend for peace and security.
Lastly my special thanks to All Upper Subansiri District Student Union for giving ultimatum to nab the culprit of this case.
“Don’t take it lightly”
Every corner of the state is in shock about the MMS scandal involving minor boy and girl at Daporijo Police Station.
Another shock was given by the Deputy Commissioner Capital S.B. Dipak Kumar when he granted interim bail to the main culprit ASI Boham Bo without taking any security measures and precaution. As consequence by getting opportunity from D.C Capital, culprit has gone underground.
We demand immediate re-
Upper Subansiri College Co-
Who will fight the corruption ?
This is in reference to the news items "Around 2000 illegal appointments….” (on March 28). “Save Arunachal Forum did a good job bringing out the statistics to the public.
Because of this illegal appointments, interviews become meaningless. Enrolling the name of unemployed youths in Employment Exchange Cells is the mockery. What counts is how much money you got and who you know in the higher level.
Though, this is a common practice, this is the first time I saw it published. And I wonder, who will take action against illegal practices when the departmental heads did the signing work and our political representatives approved ?
Bangalore, (On email).
Punish the accused
The State Police is playing role like a "mafia" which we often see in the movies. You all know that duties of Police personnel are to serve citizen just like mother caring their children in home.
I would like to appeal people of our state, NGOs and Student Leaders and the Dorjee Khandu led Govt to punish police personnel involved in MMS case.
D Nguki, DNGC
Renovate the road
I like to draw the attention of government and the concern authorities towards the dilapidated condition of the road from Pasighat to Yingkiong. The minister never travel by road, they use airways. Therefore they don’t know the problem of long journey on such road. I rquest the government to take urgent step for road improvement.
Where have student unions gone hiding?
It was shocking to read news piece “Around 2000 illegal appointments in various Govt Deptt unearthed” published in your daily on March 28. First of all congrats to Taba Ajum for his daring reporting and great kudos to Save Arunachal Forum for bringing such dirty truth through RTI. The poor of people deeply appreciate such work and hope that Forum will bring out more such corruption cases in the public domain.
However ,because of past experience, am worried whether this exposure will have any
major effect. We have many unsolved corruption cases like PDS, Mining scam and alleged
corruption in distribution of hydropower projects. In the past many unions and organizations
had raised voice against corruption cases. But famously all of them goes silent after
sometime and poor public like us keep wondering what went wrong? I hope Save Arunachal
Forum will not behave like those XYZ unions, associations and organizations. Also
after this exposure, why are powerful student unions keeping quite. Why are AAPSU,
ANSU, GSU, AdiSU and numerous other great student unions keeping quite? People of
Arunachal always regard them as mouth piece of poor and un-
Lastly we public thank The Arunachal Times newspaper for being the mouth piece of poor citizen of Arunachal. Work done by team Arunachal Times in the last one and half year starting with PDS scandal is highly commendable.
T Tahin, Itanagar.
We are not keeping quiet
It is due to Students Union and public leaders’ timely action that the district administration has initiated prompt action against the culprits involved in Daporijo MMS scandal. Also we, the victims’ families (Gongo Society) aren’t keeping quiet over the major issue and we are continuously in touch with the District administration. The District administration has assured us to nab the wicked police personnel involved in the MMS scandal. Lastly we appeal to one and all to support us.
Damka Gomle , President
Anthony Gongo Nguba, GS
Gongo Society, Daporijo.
Resentment & appeal
It has been rightly said by Tsering Phurpa (on 18th March) that if BSNL can’t provide good network , they should allot their towers to private companies.
BSNL authorities are are not interested to provide good service to consumers.
BSNL SIM card and other products are more expensive in comparison to private service providers. Besides it takes very long time to get BSNL SIM and other products and requires lots of paper work. Moreover BSNL network goes missing for three to four days.
Therefore we appeal to the private mobile service providers like Reliance, Tata ,Airtel etc to start their mobile service and Broad Band service in other district of the state, at least in all the District Headquarters.
K Chobing, and
J . Chetry, Hapoli
The people of Detak and New Seren circle under Lower Ramle Bango have been facing
lot of difficulties due to discontinuation of APST bust service from Itanagar-
I request the higher authority of the transport department to re-
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Modified Legal Metrology Act and Rules enforced in state
ITANAGAR, Mar 29: The Legal Metrology Act, 2009 and the Arunachal Pradesh Legal Metrology (Enforcement) Rules, 2011 are brought into force in Arunachal Pradesh w.e.f. April 1,2011, according to a release issued by legal metrology and consumer affairs department.
The Central government has notified the Legal Metrology Act, 2009 and in compliance to the directives of Central Govt, the Arunachal Pradesh Legal Metrology (Enforcement) Rules, 2011 was also formulated in modification to the existing Arunachal Pradesh Standards of Weights & Measures (Enforcement) Rules, 2000 and duly notified in the Extra Ordinary Official Gazette on Feb 3 last, the release added.
ASM alleged of fund misuse
ITANAGAR, Mar 29: The local people of Bada panchayat have appealed to the EAC
In a complaint letter to the member secretary, a group of 32 villagers of Bada panchayat
alleged that she had misused EFC fund in 2008 and also misused the fund sanctioned
for construction of a suspension bridge in 2008-
State AITC joins electioneering in Assam
ITANAGAR, Mar 29: All India Trinamool Congress(AITC), Arunachal Pradesh unit led by its president Toko Sheetal launched election campaign in support of their party candidate in Nowboicha a dn Lakhimpur constituencies for the ensuing 1st pahse of Assam Assembly in April 4. AITC electioneering team included Nikh Kamin and other hosts of party leaders.
Sheetal and other party leaders addressed a series of meeting at Tarajuli, Sonajuli, Kasojuli and many other villages at both the constituencies and appealed to the voters to elect AITC party candidates Binod Pachi and Bulu Gogoi.
Meanwhile, AITC legislative party leader of Arunachal Laeta Umbrey, along with District Unit of AITC Lower Dibang Valley District also lunched extensive an electioneering campaign at Sadiya. He addressed a number of the election rally cum meeting and interacted with the electorates and appeal to the voters to elects only AITC Candidate Lalit Deori.
Borum panchayat place demands
ITANAGAR, Mar 29: Borum Panchayat in a memorandum to Itanagar Assembly Constituency MLA, Deputy Commissioner and Executive Engineer PHE and Water Supply Division, Yupia demanded provision for drinking water supply to Tarajuli village under Yupia Township water Project and steps for protection of natural vegetation and aquatic animals in the project area. It further demanded reservation of job, contract works under the water supply scheme, according to a release issued by Borum Anchal chairperson.
Mopin at Seppa
SEPPA, Mar 29: Mopin festival would be celebrated in a grand manner here on March five.
According to an information, cultural troupes from different tribes including Nyishi, Apatani, Aka, Miji and Puroik are likely to take part in the celebration.
An Open Badminton Double Championship was also organized to mark the celebration.
The final match of the championship was played between the pair of Kego Essi-
Winners were given cash award.
The semifinal losers were the pair of Dahey Sangno and Tajum Ronya and Kata Rangmo and Takar Yangda.
Altogether 17 pair participated in the championshion which was started on March 20.
BJP mourns Bhatta da’s death
ITANAGAR, Mar 29: The Bharatiya Janata Party, Arunachal Pradesh expressed deep shock
over the death of senior journalist and former UNI bureau in-
The senior party leaders and rank and file of the state BJP today assembled at its state headquarters here and condoled the death of Bhattacharya.
“His devotion to service to the people and inspiring works would always be remembered and will remain a guiding force for the younger generations,” the BJP said in its condolence message.
They conveyed their heartfelt condolence to the bereft family and prayed almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul.
Students threaten to de-
ITANAGAR, Mar 29: All the University Students of Tagin community in a joint meeting
yesterday resolved that they will de-
The meeting alleged that both the office bearers have failed to deliver their power and functions effectively since their election which compelled them to take the resolution.
NEITCO to provide tool kits to successful trainees
ITANAGAR, Mar 29: A total of 23 women entrepreneurs of Arunachal Pradesh have successfully completed the six months training course on hairstyle and beauty care conducted by North Eastern Industrial & Technical Consultancy Organization Limited (NEITCO) under the sponsorship of North Eastern Council (NEC) Shillong. All the successful trainees would be provided tool kits at function scheduled on April four which would be attended by J Lhungdim, Planing Advisor, NEC.
Drop HM, demands AAYA
ITANAGAR, Mar 29: All Arunachal Youth Association (AAYA), demanded the higher authority of Indian National Congress to drop Home Minister Tako Dabi from cabinet for ‘failing to tackle the deteriorating law and order situation in the state’.
Alleging that the Home Minister has completely failed to tackle law and order in
Tirap and Changlang, the MMS scandal which stunned people of this peace-
It alleged nepotism and favouritism in appointment of 200 policemen and misuse of power and position by the Home Minister.
APWU calls on CM
ITANAGAR, March 29: A 30 member delegation of agitating Arunachal Pradesh Widow union (APWU) today call on the Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu at his official Bungalow to apprise him about their demand for appointment on compassionate ground.
The delegation on the request of APWU was accompanied by members of All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) including President Takam Tatung, Astt.General Secretary (protocol) Luni Yangfo and Astt. General Secretary (Administration) Boge Riba. The members of the apex students’ body of the state pitch in their support for the widow union and requested the Chief Minister to look into the matter and expressed their annoyance over the stopping of reservation for 5% compassionate appointment since 2006. The members also suggested for accommodating deprived candidates in various public sectors units/ undertaking in the state like NHPC,NEEPCO etc till requisite vacancies are available in the said department.
CM Dorjee Khandu on his part, along with parliamentary secretary of sports & youth affairs Wangki Lowang, Advisor to CM Kipa Tater gave a patient hearing to the grievances of widow and assured to look into the matter after receiving all the necessary report from the home ministry. They also added that even if the recruitment is done it will be on seniority basis.
Dabi leaves for Assam to join election campaign
ITANAGAR, Mar 29: Home Minister Tako Dabi today left here for Dhemaji, Assam for election campaign in support of Congress candidate of Dhemaji constituency for the ensuing Assembly election.
Dabi will highlight the various achievements of UPA Government at the Centre and Congress Government in Assam headed by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi during the election campaign. He will also highlight the historical relationship between the people of the neighbouring states. He hoped that the joint efforts of the Congress Government in both the states only can bring development in the field of rural communications, rural economy and other infrastructural developments.
ITANAGAR, Mar 29: Former minister Bida Taku has joined recently formed Save Arunachal Forum, the SAF informed in release today.
L Borang takes charge as Upper Siang DC
YINGKIONG: Liyon Borang APCS (Admn. Grade) joined as Deputy Commissioner, Upper Siang Yingkiong yesterday. He relieved Pawan Kumar Sain.
ANSU against enhancementof retirement age
ITANAGAR: All Nyishi Students’ Union appealed to the state government not to enhance the retirement age limit of the Govt servants in all departments.
It said that enhancement or extension of superannuation period will further aggravate unemployment problem of the state.
SBI open Green Channel Counter
ITANAGAR: State Bank of India Itanagar and Naharlagun branch opened its Green Channel Counter at SBI Itanagar and Naharlagun yesterday.
Three types of transaction will be executed under the Green Channel Counter-
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