Hengam and Langtha wins Mrs and Mr Mithun awards
ITANAGAR, May 13: One may find it ridiculous to see the award winning Mr Mithun and
Mrs Mithun, but the inside story is that such kind of award in a Kishan Mela would
go a long way towards conservation of Mithun in the state.
The mela was organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Papum Pare in collaboration with
the Agri allied Departments and Nyishi Agri Allied Society.
Nabam Epo’s Mithun named Langtha of Emchi Village won the Mr.Mithun title and Nabam
Tany’s Mithun of Chiputha village named Hengam bagged Mrs. Mithun award on the concluding
day of two-day Technology Interface cum Kisan Mela- 2010 held at Mani village today.
The first ever Kisan Mela cum Mithun show will create a deep impact and help the
farmers in improving the farming sector, said Programme Coordinator, KVK Dr. Taba
It was really a tough job to judge out two winners among 154 Mithuns (112 female
and 42 male). Unlike other shows certain criterion like health, body structure, colour
and other aspects were taken into account for selection, said one of the judges.
Dr. Taba Heli further informed that first ever Community Mithun Rearing Centre is
underway in the district for conservation of Mithuns. Altogether 154 mithuns have
been vaccinated against Foot and Mouth Disease, 142 Muthin were implanted Micro chip.
Besides Mithun, more than 100 domestic animals were also vaccinated on the day, Teli
Mithun is pride of the people of Arunachal, it is inseparable cultural heritage and
indigenous identity of Arunachalees, said parliamentary secretary, agriculture Rajesh
Tacho, the Chief Guest of the programme.
Giving a clarion call for protection and conservation of this gentle creature, Tacho
informed that state Govt is also taking up steps to prevent the diseases of mithuns
and other cattle with the help of Research and developments by veterinary scientists,
voluntary workers .
He termed the Technology Interface cum Kisan Mela as very good step towards protection
of Mithuns, and awareness of farmers about new technological developments.
He also highlighted the initiatives being taken to boost agri sector saying that
Govt is giving more emphasis on the development of Agriculture and its Allied activities
to promote and encourage the farmers to produce more. ‘We must work together with
dedication for development, he said. He also assured to do his best to fulfill the
demands mentioned in the memorandum placed by Chiputha panchayat bodies.
APCC terms ANYA bandh call as unjustified
ITANAGAR, May 13: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) today strongly opposed
the 24-hour Capital bandh call announced by All Nyishi Youths’ Association (ANYA)
on May 17 for alleged failure of the Govt to issue white paper on Annual Operation
Plan (AOP) and meet other demands of the association.
Terming the demand of the ANYA for resignation of Chief Minister on AOP as ‘unjustified’
and ‘irrelevant’ APCC president Nabam Tuki informed the media persons that Chief
Minister had already decided to have its own AOP at the earliest possible time for
this fiscal. APCC chief said, the departments have been directed to prepare and submit
their draft AOP immediately. Therefore, question of CM’s resignation does not arise,
Pointing out the difficulties being faced by the general people and huge financial
loss to the business community during the bandh in state Capital, Tuki appealed the
ANYA to withdraw the bandh call.
Any grievances by the pressure group or NGOs should be discussed with respective
authorities concerned to find out a solution, Tuki asserted. Agitation and bandh
calls by any youth organization or students body, who are the guiding force for next
generation will affect livelihood of general public, vitiate the peaceful atmosphere,
besides hampering all progressive work in the state, he added.
Reiterating the Govt stand on AOP, Tuki further said state Govt had made it clear
on the earlier occasion that the AOP for the last year could not be prepared because
of time constraint due to assembly elections besides implementation of central sixth
pay commission in toto.
Enforcement of the election model code of conduct by the CEC during last Parliamentary
and Assembly elections was one of the impediments in preparing the AOP,'' the APCC
Meanwhile, opposing the ANYA bandh, National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), Papum
Pare unit said bandh is not a solution to any state problem. Bandh only cripples
the life of general people and badly affects the academic career of the students
who are preparing or appearing for the examinations in various institutions, the
It appealed the association to withdraw the bandh and find out the solution to their
demands through discussion with authorities.
Pan Arunachal identity is the need of the hour
ITANAGAR, May 13: In the last decade Arunachalee society has witnessed drastic changes
with tribal way of living gradually being replaced by materialistic life style. All
the talk of tribal innocence is dying a natural death. Today, the strong bond of
brotherhood among citizen is not as strong as it was before and negativity is crippling
the basic structure of our society.
The attitude of ‘who cares for other ‘is dangerously becoming new trend of people’s
outlook. Recently I happened to be driving from Itanagar to Naharlagun. On the way
a biker met with an accident. I along with some motorists stopped and helped the
biker. But to my utter surprise and shock many people just zipped past and did not
bother to help him. During my student days at Mysore and Delhi, I did witness such
acts quite frequently but I always thought that at least in Arunachal people won’t
behave like that way.
Another disturbing trend fast catching up is that Arunachalee identity has taken
a back seat within own state and regionalism is taking forefront.
Today every tribe is busy consolidating their area of influence and for many citizens,
the tribe from which one belongs to matter more than their Arunachalee identity.
“During my graduation days at Bangalore once we fought with local people there after
they had abused one of the Arunachalee girls. As we were less in number, we all
got beaten black and blue. But we all were happy that we stood together as Arunachalees.
But things change so much once we are back in our own state,” one young student
He went on to add, “there are burning issues like unemployment, drug abuse and HIV-AIDS
affecting our youths but nobody starting from politicians to bureaucrats care about
the unending issues. Everybody is busy making life better for themselves.”
Most of the residents do not have time to spare for any social activity and if anybody
comes up with some noble idea for betterment of society, there will be many suspecting
the motive of that idea.
A NGO worker on condition of anonymity shared an interesting incident: “Some NGOs
from outside recently wanted to conduct a workshop for rural employment generation
activity in our state. After thorough study we picked up one village but villagers
there questioned many things about the workshop and demanded heavy amount of money
for hosting. It was a bad experience.”
Such kind of negative attitude only harms the society and should best be avoided.
Development does not mean that we forget the ‘soul’ of our tribal culture, which
taught us to live for each other in all adverse circumstances. There is an urgent
need to revive old memories and bring back the ideology and tribal ethics of that
era of Arunachal, where genuine love and care for fellow citizens existed.
End of the day one should not forget that we make up small number in this huge country.
If we don’t care for ourselves, rest assured nobody including people at Delhi will
care for Arunachal.
SHGs to run Public Distribution System
ITANAGAR, May 13: NABARD, Arunachal Pradesh will collaborate with the Department
of Women and Child Development and Department of Civil Supplies to run Public distribution
system/ fair price shops through SHGs on a pilot basis in different parts of the
State. NABARD will help the SHGs in their capacity building for undertaking the task
along with savings, thrifts to enhance their livelihood and income earning opportunities.
NABARD has officially requested the Department of Agriculture, to revive the Kisan
Call Center to provide information to the farmers on credit, technology, weather
and market in a seamless manner on 24/7 basis. NABARD will facilitate with other
financial institutions for providing information on credit whereas the Government
and Meteorological Department will provide information on weather, technology and
The joint Director, Agriculture in an informal communication with GM, NABARD has
disclosed that the state government is seriously considering to revive the Kisan
Call Center in the interest of the farmers.
Efforts to revive lost glory of APFCL
ITANAGAR, May 13: Arunachal Pradesh Forest Corporation Limited (APFCL) chairman Punji
Mara has appealed to the chief minister for awarding works and fund to utilize the
present human resources and make best use of the assets and infrastructures created
by the APFCL.
Mara, who visited various establishments of the Corporation at various locations
to get first hand information of the assets and infrastructure created by it, said
most of the APFCL’s assets and infrastructure could not be maintained properly due
to financial constraints.
He, however, said that the success of APFCL in cash crop plantations has motivated
the local farmers of Tirap, Changlang and Lohit district to take up tea plantations
in their villages and community lands. He also appreciated the APFCL’s endeavour
in popularizing tea and rubber plantations in Tirap, Changlang and Lohit districts.
Mara visited Medo Tea Estate, Bordumsa Rubber Estate, buildings and infrastructure
at Jairampur, Miao and Namphai Veneer & Saw Mill and appealed to the district administrations
to help the APFCL protect the assets and plantation areas from encroachments and
During his visit, Mara interacted with the local people and leaders, who have demanded
that APFCL must continue its various projects in the state for generating employment
opportunities like its past years.
It is worth mentioning here that after the ban on timber operation by the Supreme
Court, the APFCL survived on the cash crop plantations created by it.
During his maiden visit he also held meetings with the corporation’s officers and
employees and asked them to work with dedication and right spirit to bring back its
past glory and establish APFCL as one of the top revenue earning organization in
Meanwhile, Mara assured the contractual employees to take up their matter in the
Board meeting and with the state government. A Govt. corporation cannot run with
contractual employees for a longer period, he felt.
He was accompanied by the officers of the APFCL during the tour.
Health Worker Training Camp
ITANAGAR, May 13: A five day Health Workers Training camp was organised by Vivekananda
Kendra, Arun Jyoti at Khonsa from May 7.
20 youths from Tirap and Changlang districts participated at the residential camp.
Dr T Matey (DMO i/c) inaugurated the camp while Dr.K.Socia (MO), Dr.Roy (SMO), Dr.Rakshit
(SMO), Dr.J.Thingnok (DTO) and Dr.Debashis were the resource persons.
Chairman, DOTC Yumsen Matey was the chief guest in valedictory function appreciated
the work of Vivekananda Kendra and assured all possible help for such activities.
He congratulated the participants for their active participation in this Health Awareness
activity. Similar Camp was conducted in VKV Kupurijo for Upper Subansiri District
where 8 youths got training.
Land Management team visits Pasighat
PASIGHAT, May 13: Parliamentary Secretary Land Management Padi Richo accompanied
by a team of Officers headed by Director Land Reforms, Ministry of R.D, Dr. A.K Singh,
Director Land Management E. Nangkar with Joint Director visited Pasighat on May 11
The team visited Mirbuk Village and interacted with the villagers at Mirbuk Musup
(Community Hall) to get their opinion regarding existing reforms, possession system.
They also enquired and wanted to know about sanitary and flood protection system
in the rural areas in the district. The team of Officers also inspected the District
Land Management and Revenue Settlement Office and collected required documents relating
to existing Land Management System and township.
The District Land and Revenue Settlement Officer (DLRSO) Roken Pangkam and CO (Land
Management) Natek Nonang requested the visiting team of Officers to provide latest
modern tools and equipments, instrument for smooth and effective functioning of the
Land Management activities.
The Menace of Terrorism
The menace of terrorism is a global phenomenon today. The terrorists are highly equipped
and well funded. They are extremely daring, always ready to lay down their lives
in face of the bullets. More often than not they run parallel governments.
The terrorism may be state-sponsored or may be founded and led by an individual or
group of individuals. One such state-sponsored terrorism is ISI of Pakistan. ISI
is supposed to be external Intelligence Agency of Pakistan but its tactics and methods
of working are extremely violent/ militant. ISI is the main agent (tool!) of Pakistan
which is out to wreck India and settle score which prevails because of the seeds
of communalism sown by the British's Divide and Rule Policy of the colonial period.
The terrorist activities are afflicting all parts of the Indian subcontinent. Because
of its militant activities the SIMI(Students Islamic Movement of India) has been
banned by the Government of India, since when the activists have gone underground
and is carrying on their nefarious activities from behind the scene. Islamic fundamentalism
is not restricted to Indian subcontinent alone but has spread its tentacle to various
parts of the world. Osama Bin Laden's Alqeda is World-famous monster which is terrorizing
the entire world. The World Trade Centre and the Pentagon which are located at the
heart of the Capital city of the super-power USA were shattered within very short
time by the Alqeda. Such dreadful activities of the terrorist groups have sent a
clear signal to the government regimes across the world that the terrorists can challenge
and fight any of them.
None other than the Late P.M. Rajiv Gandhi was killed in suicide bomb attack at Sriperumbudur
in Tamil Nadu. His mother Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her own body guards only
because she crushed the Punjab terrorists by launching operation Blue Star not as
any selfish individual but as a great woman P.M. of India. LTTE of Sri Lanka is glaring
example of terrorist power and oppression. Late P.M. Rajiv Gandhi was supposed to
be given ful-proof security, but for the LTTE it was a child's play to show to the
country's security agency that it is no match for the terrorist intelligence and
The LTTE has ultra modern weapons and infrastructure like Rocket Launchers, Radio
broadcasting system and what not and what to talk of AK 56 or AK 47. AK 56 or AK
47 itself can fire innumerable successive rounds within a few seconds which is a
very rare provision to the state Police Force. Fear and dread amongst the people
all over the world was the imminent Third World War ( WW-III) after the Second World
War (WW-II) but that is not possible especially after the fall and disintegration
of the erstwhile USSR but the current universal menace afflicting the entire World
is the terrorism which is causing untold sufferings, havocs, devastations and deaths.
The terroristic exchange of fights between palestine and Israel is the every day
affairs. It flushes the newspaper's headlines and the news channels almost every
morning and evening. This militant attack competition is taking place for the decades
but with no solution or settlement at present and no settlement or solution in sight
in future. Naxalite militant is creating havocs and causing untold sufferings and
deaths in about four- five states of Indian Union for decades. Fear psychosis grips
the travelers traveling in the Highways of these states. Maoists are threatening
the life and property in Nepal and India as well which has put the security of the
people in extreme dangers.
In the remote and hilly North-East scores of militant organizations like ULFA and
BLTF etc. of Assam, NSCN(K) and NSCN(IM), etc of Nagaland,PLA, etc. of Manipur, Arunachal
Dragon Force(ADF) , etc. of Arunachal which are creating terror amongst the people.
In almost all the North-Eastern states the menace of militancy is widespread and
pervasive too Arunachal Pradesh, once hailed as the Island of Peace' is now increasingly
coming under terrorists maps. In national media it is the militant activities of
the North East which is most highlighted and exposed. People in the mainstream tremble
at the mere utterance of the two words "North East".
In the present world the terrorism has put the security of the life and property
of the people and States at stake. Parliament House which is the seat of the Union
Government Power is easily infested by terrorist activities. In December 2001, quite
a few lives were taken at the centre of the Country's le islative House by the daring
terrorists. A glaring instances of terrorist attack is 29/11 Mumbai attack in 2008
where even number of foreign terrorists were killed besides so many Indians.
The menace of terrorism is out of proportion and devoid of human face. The planes
are hijacked and its passengers are put at ransom and killed and butchered when their
impossible demands are not fulfilled by the Government. At times it is just difficult
for the slow-moving so-called people friendly democratic Governments to rescue the
hijacked passenger or even to response to the genuine demands of the terrorists:
The kiths and kins, the press and the media are panicked and they make unnecessary
hue and cry which put more obstacles for the shaky governments than to bring any
solution. Entire country becomes a talking, voicing or noising shop. The plane hijack
to Kandhar is one of the famous examples. The attacks of the terrorists do not discriminate
between military men and civilian populations. More often than not it is the innocent
civilians who are made the victims of the bullets or bombs. The innocent kids, children,
women and men all become prey to the terrorist attacks. The terrorists do not spare
the religious shrines and places too. The Punjab terrorists were utilizing the famous
Golden temple of Amritsar as their safe heaven and from there they used to fire at
the government security forces. Offices, factories, market places, Independence Day
grounds, educational institutions, cinema halls, legislative buildings, the Residences
of the Head of the Government or State and religious places or shrines all are vulnerable
to terrorist attacks and destructions. Like Second World War the terrorists fight
on land, air and water. Just sky is the limit for them. Illiterates or literates,
uneducated or educated, professors or Scientists, innocent men or hardened criminals,
ladies or gents, ignorants or intellectuals all are involved in the terrorist groups.
Their intelligence network is superb which easily beat the CIA or FBI.
The terrorists fight for diverse causes. May be to secede from the parent country
and form an independent State; or may be as operation against corrupt Government
or system; or may be for greater autonomy within Indian Union; or may be to get better
attention to their own region from the Centre; or may be to get separate Country
for Tamil Population in the Sri Lanka; or may be to achieve Greater Assam or North
East; or may be to wreck and settle score with the long-standing hostile neighboring
countries; or may be to get more economic aid; or may be to topple the popularly
or unpopularly elected Governments; or may be to earn cheap popularity ; or may be
to gain monetary or material benefits. The list would be just endless.
The equal number of reasons can be cited why people join terrorist groups. Sometimes
people join terrorist groups , out of fear of revenge or avenge after committing
serious crimes like murder. Sometimes, may be to avoid unpleasant and harsh jail
term/ life after committing certain crimes; or may be to create terror among the
people and its popular or unpopular government; or may be because of unbearable unemployment
problem they face; or may be to take revenge upon somebody or some people who harmed
them in some way; or may be to fight corruption or corrupt system; or may be to create
separate and independent home land. The list again would be just endless one. Sometimes,
the innocent people are recruited forcefully much against their will which bring
agony to them and their kiths and kins.
The menace of terrorism is a malice more cancerous than any other problem be it AIDS
or cancer, be it World War or Cold War, be it earthquake or Cyclone, be it external
aggression or internal rebellion. This menace should be reduced to the minimum if
not completely eliminated. Otherwise, instead of World War - III occurring, the World
Terrorist War (WTW) may take place and wipe out the entire humanity. For that all
the citizens of the World should pose and ponder and try to give solution to this
problem of terrorism. Governments alone cannot solve the vexed problem. All should
cooperate and contribute to solve this. The strategies required would be multi-pronged.
While trying to solve the menace of terrorism the root causes should be analysed
and identified and given suitable and effective remedy with long term goal in view.
For that co-operation, support and contribution of all including terrorists themselves
would be indispensable and invaluable to keep the world a safe place to live. (The
writer is an Assistant Professor, D.N.Govt. College, Itanagar)
ITANAGAR, May 13: Board of Control for Cricket India (BCCI) and National Cricket
Academy (NCA) have jointly selected five Arunachalee cricketers and a coach to attend
coaching camp for North East players at Shillong from May 17 to 24. The selected
players are (Under 16): Techi Neri, Nabam Hina, Nabam Gunya, (Under 19) : Song Tacho
and Kamsa Yangfo, (Coach) Lokam Garga, according to Arunachal Cricket Association
50 MW from Central pool for Arunachal
ITANAGAR: Union Minister of Power has agreed to allocate 50 MW additional power requirements
to Arunachal from the Central Power Sector soon.
This was informed to Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha Takam Sanjoy and Parliamentary
Secretary Nido Pavitra after they met Minister of Power Sushil Kumar Shinde yesterday
in New Delhi.
On the basis of recommendation of Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and letter written
by Secretary (Power) Tumke Bagra, they had apprised the Union Minister of Power about
the difficulties being faced by the people of Arunachal Pradesh because of shortage
of power and requested the Minister for allocation of additional power of 50 MW from
the Central Power Sector.
The Central Power Sector has allocated only 5 MW to the state of Arunachal Pradesh
which is insufficient and unable to meet the power requirements on the domestic as
well as industrial fronts in view of the upcoming hydro power projects, defence and
Storm hits Lohit
TEZU: Lohit District continues to reel under extreme hardship due to heavy rain with
strong storm that hit the district on May 10 and 11 last.
Huge damages to government and private properties have been reported from various
circles of the district.
Many trees, electrical and telephone poles are reported uprooted which has resulted
in disruption of essential services in the district.
The report added that the over flowing of river water at Alubari due to incessant
rain also added havoc to the citizen and caused huge damages.
ITANAGAR, May 13: Arunachal Pradesh Secretariat Employees Association has deeply
mourned the death of Late Koj Tagyang, a section officer, who passed away on 12th
of this month. Association prayed for the peace of his soul.
APCC opposes Tsangpo Dam, Cabinet clears Dam Safety Bill
ITANAGAR, May 13: Even as the Congress government in Arunachal is on MOA-MOU signing
spree to develop power potential, unmindful of fear being expressed by environmentalists,
the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) today opposed the reported construction
of a dam by China on the other side of the international boundary.
According to recent reports, China is undertaking construction works of a dam over
Tsangpo River for a 500 MW power project, which has invited strong resentment from
various organisations in the North Eastern part of India.
While opposing coming up of the dam over Brahmaputra which would have adverse impact
in Arunachal Pradesh, APCC President Nabam Tuki during a press conference here this
afternoon said that such move should be opposed by all quarters.
He said the Centre had already constituted a technical committee with members from
Central Water Commission to study the impact of the said dam in North East and it
would soon submit its report.
Meanwhile the Dam Safety Bill 2010 will be introduced in Parliament as the Union
Cabinet today approved the proposal of the Water Resources Ministry for enacting
The new legislation will help states in adopting uniform safety procedures.
It also provides for proper surveillance, inspection, operation and maintenance of
dams on certain parameters (called specified dams) to ensure their safe functioning,
and thereby protect persons and property against risks associated with dams failures.
Provisions have also been made in the legislation for periodical inspections, instrumentations
and establishment of hydrological and seismological stations.
The proposed measure also addresses the issues of emergency action plan and disaster
management, and enlists the requirements of comprehensive dam safety evaluation.
This Bill seeks to enjoin responsibility on the Centre, state governments and owners
of specified dams to set up an institutional mechanism for ensuring safety of such
dams and reporting the action taken. (UNI with input from ATNS)
Govt to increase salaries of SSA teachers: Siram
Felicitation of best performing teachers
ITANAGAR, May 13: Education Minister Bosiram Siram has announced that the salary
of SSA teachers would be increased from June 2010. He further informed that the government
is trying to work out modalities for regularization of SSA teachers.
He said this at felicitation of 60 SSA teachers for their commendable services in
the field of Education in the state by the SSA Rajya Mission.
This is the first time that SSA teachers have been appreciated by the government
for their untiring effort in imparting education in nook and corner of the state
since the launch of SSA programme. The award carries a citation with cash award of
He also informed that the state government is looking forward to construct 2668 teacher
quarters to mitigate the accommodation problem of teachers. He opined that, while
the government is seriously thinking for the benefit of the teachers, the teachers
should also commit themselves to carry out their job in a qualitative manner. Stressing
on quality education in the context of Right to Education, he declared that no untrained
teachers would be recruited henceforth. “Education is a permanent asset and we cannot
compromise with it”, he said. He advised the teachers to live upto the government’s
expectation to improve the educational scenario of the state.
The minister appreciated the efforts of the SSA Rajya Mission in conducting the felicitation
programme and expressed his happiness on getting a chance to hear from dedicated
teachers working at the grass root level.
State Project Director P.N. Thungon sought commitment and dedication from SSA teachers
for the cause of education and appreciated the awardees who have been teaching in
their designated places of posting with utmost sincerity and devotion in spite of
all odds. He hoped that the awardees would be role-models for other teachers to emulate
the spirit of dedication and commitment.
Expressing their happiness at the honor bestowed on them, the awardees apprised the
Education Minister regarding the plight of SSA teachers who are working without any
salary hike for the last 8 years.
SSA teachers don’t get accommodation facilities or any kind of leave like regular
teachers. Even then, they have been diligently carrying out their duties even to
the extent that many Secondary & Higher secondary schools are run by SSA teachers!
The teachers fervently requested the Minister to look into their grievances especially
regarding Pay hike & Regularization.
Aggrieved Press fraternity mourns the death of Bibhuti Bhusan Bharali
Gone too soon
ITANAGAR, May 13: One of the most prolific photographers of Arunachal, Bibhuti Bhusan
Bharali died this morning at the International Hospital, Guwahati following a sudden
illness. His mortal remain was taken to Chamuagaon, in Jorhat, Assam for the last
Born in 1976 and raised in Arunachal, Bibhuti joined IPR department in 1996 as a
photographer. Soon he established himself because of his designing skill apart from
his creative photography.
In a condolence meeting held in the office premises of the department, today Director,
IPR, Leki Phuntso expressed shock and grief at the sudden demise. The department
has lost a very good staff with his death, he said.
The Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists (APUWJ) expressed shock at the
sudden demise of prolific photographer.
Being a member of the department of Information & Public Relations, late Bibhuti
shared a cordial relation with the members of APUWJ. He may have been a government
employee but he showed exemplary dedication towards his profession and by far, was
one of the best photographers working in the state. His masterpieces that adorned
the pages of the IPR Calendar year after year are only an insight into his craftsmanship,
it said in a release.
As a young photographer, Bibhuti was sociable though a man of few words. He never
complained of adverse situations that a photographer on duty has to go through and
always tried to extend best possible cooperation to all working journalists and media
houses of the state. His sudden demise is a great lose to the press fraternity of
the state. Bibhuti will always be remembered fondly by all the working journalists
of the state for years to come. A vacuum has been created which would be difficult
to fill up immediately in the near future, it added.
The Union appealed to the state government and the department of Information & Public
Relations to render all possible assistance to the family members, especially by
speeding up the official formalities mandatory as per government norms.
Sammanoy Gut Cooperative Society Limited and CCRD while reacting in shock to the
news of Bibhuti’s death paid tribute to his dedication and professionalism which
they had seen in their long association with him.
IFS officer kidnapped in West Kameng
Tezpur, May 13: Suspected NDFB militants kidnapped an Indian Forest Service officer
from Doimara area in West Kameng district yesterday evening. A joint Director of
Social Forestry based in Pune Vilas Bardekar, had come to Kellong Reserve Forest
in Arunachal on May 7 Pune to conduct a survey on butterflies.
From there he had gone to Kamengbari forest in Doimara area along with a local guide
when he was picked up around 8 PM last night by the suspected militants.
When contacted by ATNS, SP West Kameng Palden while refusing to divulge any details
said that Police is on the look out to trace the IFS officer.