DOLLUNGMUKH, May 8: Much to the delight of the Subansiri Lower power project affected
people, Executive Director (Subansiri Basin Projects) B R Saraf today assured implementation
of the MoU in letter and spirit.
The assurance came after 4-hour marathon discussion the representatives of Nyishi
Elite Society and ANSU headed by Bengia Tolum and Niglar Veo respectively had with
Saraf and other project officers on the pending demands of the project affected people
at the conference hall of Subansiri Lower HE project today.
NES President Bengia Tolum highlighted the demands of the people of Dollungmukh which
the Executive Director explained the position and clarified various issues.
The NES, ANSU and Subansiri Lower Power Project Implementation Committee (SULPIC)
had also detailed discussions on the pending demands of local area which were not
fulfilled by the authority despite being clearly given in the Memorandum of Understanding
with the State govt.
The ED assured to make functional the office of Executive Director (SBPs) within
2 months time starting from today at the Right Bank Office Complex which is located
in Arunachal side. He also assured to make functional the already constructed Hospital
that too within next two months.
The fruitful meeting also procured assurance from the ED on opening of VKV school
in the Right Bank and make all out efforts to make it functional from the next academic
“The construction of road from the Right Bank to NH-52 which is part of the Project
Estimate shall be taken up for execution in phased manner for final completion by
December 2011”, Saraf added.
The ED also assured that the work of the village road from Dollungmukh Bridge to
Paro (11 kms approx) and Rajali village to Paro (5 kms approx) shall be taken under
Corporate Social Responsibility).
In addition, NES president has expressd desire that in the proposed recruitment 40
unemployed youths should be from the Project Affected Families of Right Bank of Subansiri
Govt concerned about situation in Tirap:HM
ITANAGAR, May 8: Home Minister Tako Dabi today said that the state government is
concerned about developments in certain areas in Tirap district where certain ultra
groups are active by resorting to abduction, extortion and also killing of innocent
citizens. He denounced the recent kidnapping of seven youths of the district by NSCN(K)
group on May 4 who were subsequently rescued by Assam Rifles on the following day
from the group’s captivity.
Speaking to media persons today in his official residence, Dabi congratulated the
Assam Rifle’s prompt rescue operation, adding the government highly appreciates co-operation
of Assam Rifles in the incident.
In reply to questions from the journalists about possibilities of adopting iron-hand
tactics in solving the problem of underground elements in the state, Dabi said that
only through dialogue and understanding the lingering issue can be resolved. According
to him, the situation is slowly improving though many problems still remain to be
The Home Minister stated that for finding a lasting solution to the issue, the five
states of Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh have to address
the issue in a collective spirit by discussing and planning together. People of the
region yearn for lasting peace for development, and therefore, finding a permanent
solution is very important, he also said.
He appreciated the endevour of Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram and Assam Chief
Minister Tarun Gogoi for their peace initiative in NE in general and Assam, in particular.
He said the arrest of Ranjan Daimari, the NDFB chief recently is a major breakthrough
in this direction and expressed hope that a peace process by means of dialogue across
table would follow by involving leaders of ULFA and other underground factions for
peace and progress in the entire region. (DIPR)
HM’s writes letter to Chidambaram
ITANAGAR, May 8: State home minister Tako Dabi has written an interesting letter
to union home minister P. Chidambaram seeking formation of new battalion of Para-military
specially comprised of eunuchs. Dabi believes that eunuchs can immensely contribute
to national service as they are selfless community with not much of family bonding.
In his letter Dabi mentioned that eunuchs do not belong to any particular caste,
creed or religion and are often confide within their community living apart from
family. Their selfless way of living should be tapped by government and this can
be best done creating a separate regiment within the Indian armed forces.
DMP workers union demand central Govt wages
ITANAGAR, May 8: Contract Employees and Worker Union of Dibang Multipurpose Project,
NHPC, Ltd, Roing in a letter to Assistant Labour Commissioner, government of India
appealed for payment of wages of workers of DMP(NHPC) on the basis rates of notification
issued by Ministry of Labour and Employment Government of India. If the salaries
of the workers of DMP are made on the basis of casual labour of government of Arunachal
Pradesh, the concerned authority should provide full facilities as per the casual
workers of the government of Arunachal Pradesh, or else the contract system of the
employees should be removed, release said.
Association for retention of carriage contractor
ITANAGAR, May 8: Lower Dibang Valley District Fair Price Shops Owners Association
urged the Deputy Commissioner and higher authorities to comply with the appointment
of M/S Sirang Women Handloom Co-op Society Ltd, Dambuk as Public Distribution System
Carriage Contractor cum whole sale nominee for 2010-11, Lower Dibang Valley District.
The govt had appointed Sirang Women Handloom Cooperative Society, Dambuk as the Wholesale
Nominee-cum-Carriage Contractor for the district for the year 2010-11 vide Govt Order
No.SCS-95/2005 VoL-I Dtd April 12.
The Association stated that the whole sale nominee performed its best effort despite
communication hurdle while adding that the Society has been performing satisfactorily.
Meanwhile, the local MLA Laeta Umbrey had served three days ultimatum to the govt.
to alter decision of awarding PDS Whole Sale Nominee-cum-Carriage Contractor of Lower
Dibang Valley District to Dambuk based Sirang Women Handloom Cooperative Society.
In his letter address to the Deputy Commissioner on May 3, he alleged that the said
society failed to deliver the PDS items to the citizens of the district for the last
two consecutive years and has quoted the highest rate in the tender bidding also.
2 students die in road mishap
ITANAGAR, May 8: Two Arunachalee students died in a tragic road accident under Chotia
police station, Sonitpur district in Assam on May 7 last. This was informed by the
All East Kameng Students Union (AEKSU) president Tukfi Riang in a release today.
After visiting the spot, union president further iclaimed that the accident occurred
when a truck hit the Pulsar bike they were riding at around 10 am yesterday. A class
XII student of Seppa Govt Hr Sec School Tani Lamgu died on the spot and another
student Sunday Ngabham of same class succumbed to his injuries at Biswanath Charali
Civil Hospital, the release said.
The union deeply condoled the death of the students and prayed for the eternal peace
of the departed souls. Further it demanded exemplary punishment to truck driver.
The Union also claimed that on the same day, several passengers of a Tata Sumo were
seriously injured when the vehicle met with an accident at Borgaon on its way from
Seppa to Itanagar at around 3 pm. The union president said the injured were initially
admitted at Borgaon Catholic Mission Hospital, later they were evacuated to R K Mission
Hospital, Itanagar for further treatment, the release added. The union demanded the
stringent punishment to the Sumo driver.
ITANAGAR, May 8: Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) has decided to organize
short story and poem writing competitions in English among the university, college
and school students on the occasion of its annual conference likely to be held in
the last part of June.
Interested students are asked to submit two copies of their creative literary contributions
duly forwarded by head of institutions to Editor Sokhep Kri, state Gezette, Arunachal
Govt within June 20 next. Short stories should not be less than 400 words and poem
should have minimum 10 lines. They may also submit their articles to Debotang Yupang,
Asst. Research officer, Directorate of Research, Heritage building, Itanagar.
APLS sitting: Meanwhile, APLS is holding its 12th literary sitting at the JN State
Museum here tomorrow, informed Tokong Pertin, Director of Trade & Commerce.
Classical dance workshop begins
ITANAGAR, May 8: A 10 days Classical Kathak Dance workshop began today at Panchayat
Hall, Doimukh. The workshop was inaugurated by ASM Yab Lopuf in presence of senior
and junior artistes of Doimukh. The organizer of the workshop is Sanskar Bharati
Learning of Classical Dance will not only help the students to develop their personality
and express their hidden talent but also give them internal peace and power to
live a successful and happy life, said Lopuf, the chief guest of the function. He
asked all the parents and students to take the advantage of the workshop.
Danseur Proloi Dutta will conduct the workshop where in around 50 children of different
age group are participating.
No taker of professionalism in Arunachal!
ITANAGAR, May 8: In Arunachal professionalism is yet to find a space in our society
because of the reasons best known to us. Though education has brought tremendous
changes in socio-economic structure of state, unfortunately people do not show much
respect to professionals from various fields. Often decision taken professionally
at work place lands you in trouble and within next hour these troubles will knock
At the receiving end will be you and your innocent family member, who have to bear
all mayhem along with you.
A friend of mine who is lawyer by profession tells me that he is contemplating to
give up his profession .He gave me an interesting argument for it. “Being advocate
it is my duty to take up legal cases and earn living out of it. But in our state
if I happen to take up a case, opponent party could often threaten us with dire consequences
if we pursue the case. They think just because am fighting his case I am also party
to his every act,” told the lawyer friend.
He went on to add, “If I take up a case it does not mean that I am supporter of my
client. I only perform my professional work. People here are not able to distinguish
between professionalism and personal relation.” The toughest part is when decision
taken by you professionally at office disturbs sanity of your family life.
“Two years ago, a patient died under my supervision. When he was brought to hospital,
already it was late but still we tried our best. It was bad luck that he died and
I had to pay heavy price for it,” told one doctor. He told that incident made life
miserable for him and his family. “Deceased relative’s threatened to kill me and
mentally tortured my family. Fear still lingers in the mind of wife and children.
I hope people understand that every people have personal and professional life,”
Another aspect is that if you are true to your profession people do not like it too.
“A water tank was constructed under my direction and at the time came of final checking,
I found couple of loopholes. I reported the matter to my seniors and after that I
got so much of threatening calls. I thought I was doing my duty but they took it
on personal term,” lamented one engineer.
AAPSU forms committees to look into ‘discrepencies’ in govt. depts
ATKSSU welcome committee on Chakma refugee imbroglio
ITANAGAR, May 8: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union ( AAPSU) in its central
executive meeting today formed various committees with Kuku Ringu convener as Chairman
to look into discrepancies happening in Government departments. The committees have
been necessitated because of ‘various illegal appointment still taking place and
lack of transparency in disbursing Government funds by officials without following
the laid down rules & norms’, said union president Takam Tatung in an e-mail release.
Meantime, the union has decided to call on the state government soon to know about
the fulfillment of its Fifteen (15) point charter of demand placed before the government
Hawa Bagang information & publicity secretary has been appointed souvenir committee
chairman for bringing out a union souvenir and L. K Pao Secretary Education entrusted
with the responsibility to study the functioning of private schools in the state.
Meanwhile, the All Tai Khampti Singpho Students Union (ATKSSU) has welcomed the
formation of a high power committee by the AAPSU to look into Chakma- Hajong refugee
The Union has meanwhile aired its discomfort on the non-fulfillment of its demand
placed earlier before the administration in support of which the Union had observed
a Miao subdivision bandh call on Tuesday last. “The mute response on part of the
administration is disgusting and will compel us to adopt a more vigorous democratic
movement in want of justice, it is appalling to note that Refugees who were given
temporary settlement are showing complete disregard to the law of the land and are
engaged in spurt of land grabbing that includes land belonging to local people who
are in possession of land possession certificate while the administration remain
indifferent towards the whole situation,” complains Chow Kunseng Namchoom, General
Secretary of ATKSSU.
Meanwhile the Singpho Development Council has also welcomed the AAPSU initiative
in constituting a committee to look into the M-Pen issue. In a communiqué, Advocate
Jawra Maio, Advisor to SDC on behalf of the Council assured to extend all possible
help to the apex student organization from their end.
It’s to be noted that AAPSU has, in its last central executive meeting, formed a
committee headed by Union Spokesperson Tobom Dai and Vice-President Nabam Tamar as
Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively.
Meanwhile, the newly appointed chairman Dai has rued that the Union is often being
victimized in the name of human rights violation. He said that most of the time
it was other way round while defending their due rights.
Dai further says that unlike the Chakma and other refugees, the Union do not have
a strong lobby to highlight their side of the issue.
He opined that with the changing time the present AAPSU leadership will put its best
effort to take the issue to highest level with a coordinated effort from the lowest
level. At the same time, he called upon the Changlang District administration to
immediately pay heed to ATKSSU demand to ensure conductive atmosphere for peace to
prevail. The Committee is scheduled to organize series of meeting in the refugee
infected area to drum up public opinion.
ITANAGAR, May 8: The Private School Association of Ziro, Lower Subansiri district
has appealed the higher authorities to exempt Ziro area from the general rules laid
down for schools in warm areas.
Reminding its earlier memorandum submitted to education commissioner and DDSE, the
Association said all the private school in Ziro are following the academic session
of CBSE but the peculiar geographical and climate condition of Ziro plateau is totally
unfavorable for running schools during the extreme winter months from December and
January especially for junior classes. School children face various problems during
winter due to cold weather and shorter days, it said.
The Association said declaration of summer vacation will adversely affect the academic
career of children in their area. It is quite difficult to complete the syllabus
within the less number of working days after vacation period of three and half months
(during April-May and December - January), the Association further said and appealed
the authorities to consider the matter sympathetically and exempt their areas from
Truck union demand action
ITANAGAR, May 8: All Papum Pare, Lower and Upper Subansiri, Kurung Kumey District
Truck Union in a letter to Deputy Commissioner Upper Subansiri District said that
a Truck driver on his way to Daporijo with LPG loaded truck was beaten up without
any reason at Muri village on May 1 last. An FIR has also been lodged at Police station,
Daporijo but no arrest has been made till date, the union said.
The union appealed the DC to direct the concerned law enforcing authority for immediate
arrest of culprit and give appropriate action as per the law.
It further threatens to stop movement of LPG, Petroleum truck toward Daporijo till
the arrest of the culprit and added that such incident frequently happened in between
Boa-Simla to Daporijo road and create inconvenient for the truck driver to reach
its destination timely and peacefully.
ITANAGAR, May 8: Abb Tebw and Atto Lappa Welfare Association have mourned the death
of late Taba Tattang, who passed away on 8th May at his Naharlagun residence. Originally
hailing from Rach village of Sagalee area, late Tattang is survived by his wife,
five sons and six daughters.
Meanwhile All Sagalee Employees Forum too has condoled the death of late Taba Tattang.
Forum prayed for the eternal peace of departed soul.