ITANAGAR, May 19: All Nyishi Students Union has dictated that the office of the Sentinel Arunachal be shifted out from Capital Region and Nyishi inhabited belt and president of the Arunachal Press Club and CEO of the newspaper in question Jarpum Gamlin resign from his post as president of the club.
The diktat came a day after the Times of India issued an apology to the people of the state for its objectionable remarks that was published in its web edition of May four about the Nyishi tribe wherein the news item stated that Nabum Tuki, PCC president and PWD minister, considered to be the favorite candidate for Chief Minister ship belong to “Nyishi tribe which doesn’t enjoy good rapport among other tribes”.
The Union further in an ultimatum to state Chief Secretary demanded that Pradeep Thakur, the journalist who is credited to have written the piece be arrested within 48 hours and clarify on what basis the story was filed.
Out of the blue, on May 6th, All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) served a letter to
President, Arunachal Press Club holding him morally responsible for the content of
the news item published in Times of India. “….as President of APC you are responsible
Following the turns of events, on May 13, the president of APC had submitted his
resignation which was out-
The press fraternity has taken strong exception to the demands made by the students union and said that it is an infringement on the freedom of press and violation of rights enshrined under the constitution of the country.
The press fraternity has said that such ludicrous demands from any organization with an intension to curb the freedom of press are uncalled for and unacceptable.
The press fraternity further called on the right minded organizations and individuals to debate amongst themselves on the validity of the demands made by the ANSU to shift the office of Sentinel out of the Nyishi belt in a tribal state like Arunachal which is home to dozens of tribes.
ITANAGAR, May 19: The ashes from the mortal remains of Late Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu were immersed at Dikrong River near Doimukh today according to the Buddhist rituals.
The ash which was brought here on May 17 last from Tawang was kept in the official
residence of the Chief Minister at Niti-
Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin along with his legislator colleagues, officers and well wishers accompanied the last remains of Late Khandu which was immersed by late Chief Minister’s wife Rinchin Drema and sons Pema Khandu and Tsering Tashi.
Apart from immersion in the rivers of the state, the ashes would be used and put in Chorten – Buddhist Stupas to be constructed in various places in the state as a mark of respect to the departed leader.
ITANAGAR, May 19: In a classic example of getting caught between the sea and the devil, Arunachal Press Club (APC) President Jarpum Gamlin today urged the press fraternity of the state to accept his resignation owing to allegations on him of being responsible for the inflammatory report in Times of India of May 4.
Earlier, Gamlin had submitted his resignation on May 13 following a letter seeking clarification from him for the ToI report from All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) but members of APC and the Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists (APUWJ) had refused to accept it. But now, he said, his resignation has become all the more necessary with the latest demand for it coming from ANSU.
Standing by his decision to quit, Gamlin, however, said that he has been crystal clear in his dealings as the APC president and regretted that the press and its members were forced to go through a ‘rough time’ because of him, that too without his fault.
Citing one of the allegations on him that he had unilaterally restricted publication
of a certain news, Gamlin said that it was an unfortunate assumption. He said that
it was a unanimous decision keeping in mind the sensitiveness of the matter. There
was no intent to hurt the sentiments of the Nyishis or challenge the authenticity
of ANSU, he added. “It is unfortunate that unanimous decisions of the house were
squarely put on me as ‘dictatorial decision’ in public when the heat turned-
Responding to another allegation that the newspaper owned by him did not carry the report of the ANSU rally organized against the ToI report on May 13, he clarified that owing to ‘hostile’ situation, offices of his newspaper was closed from May 9 to May 14. Therefore, there was no issue of The Sentinel Arunachal on that day, he pointed.On a sentimental note, the APC President expressed anguish for being singled out by ANSU.
“I too belong to a community that originated from Abotani. How can I think ill or act against the interest of the Nyishis?” he questioned.
Gamlin further reminded that he had been coordinating with Nyishi organizations in social activities.
“I had participated in a mock interview for APCS aspirants of Nyishi community here at the Science Centre. Later in a function at Nyikum Niya Hall, Nirjuli I was felicitated by the Nyishi Elite Society (NES). As far as Pradeep Thakur, the root of all the woes, is concerned, I need to clarify that I don’t know the person, never talked to him and even don’t know that he exists,” he added.
ITANAGAR, May 19: The Secretary General of All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) Dobing Sonam has met with major accident at Chevrolet Car Showroom, Near Shiv Mandir yesterday. AAPPTF in a meeting held in its office at Papu Nallah, Naralagun today alleged that the accident occurred due to negligence on the part of the owner of the Showroom. Dobing reportedly dashed upon the glass door of the showroom and received multiple injuries and is recuperating in a city hospital. Questioning the security and safety of customers, the Union alleged that there is no first aid box to tackle such emergency cases, no attendant, security guard and chowkidar at exit and entrance gate of the showroom.
It urged the proprietor to take up necessary precaution in the showroom to avert such incident in near future.
ITANAGAR, May 19: The Bharatiya Janata Party Arunachal Pradesh General Secretary-
He said the party cadres should take up the issues of public concern and reach out
to the villages to redress their various grievances in the field of education,
health, safe drinking water, community assets, self-
He also emphasized on sensitization of the people on the various schemes launched by the government and financial institutions. Unless people are sensitized and actively participated in the development activities, the real development would remain a distant dream, he said.
Highlighting the contributions of previous NDA Govt at Centre towards nation building, the the BJP GS said that the people of the state by and large accepted the BJP as the best and disciplined party today. The party leaders and workers should reach out to the people to be acquainted with their grievances, he said. The BJP also welcomed the initiatives of the state PWD and appreciated the work progress for two lane road connectivity between Margreta to Changlang, the district Headquarter. It said the dream projects and policy initiated during previous NDA govt. is getting its shape.
Meanwhile, the BJP urged the Jarbom Gamlin led state government to pursue with the
Assam Govt for renovation of the decade old dilapidated Joipur -
ITANAGAR, May 19: The Upper Subansiri district literary mission authority in collaboration
with State Institutes of Rural Development (SIRD), Itanagar, organized training programme-
The programme which started from Daporijo block covered all the interior blocks,
ended at Dumporijo with an objective to create awareness in the society about the
need of education among the non-
Large numbers of PRI members, workers and volunteers and public were present in the different blocks HQ during the awareness programme.
ITANAGAR, May 19: A 21-
A total of 25 unemployed youths are attending the three-
Various techniques of beauty care will be imparted to the trainees under the supervision of capable master and faculty members.
Two days exposure visits to nearby market areas will also be conduct for the better understanding of the topics.
Earlier, inaugurating the training State Director, Khadi and Village Industries Commission
P K Behera motivated the youths and asked them to be self-
The training being conducted by NYP under the sponsorship of National Council of Rural Institute (NCRI) under the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development.
posting place: DC
SEPPA, May 19: Various developmental activities and law and order issues were reviewed in a coordination meeting held by East Kameng Deputy Commissioner Tope Bam with all heads of department of the district at Kameng Hall, Seppa on May 18.
Addressing the meeting, Bam urged the HoDs to put forward their constructive suggestions for smooth functioning of the depts. He also stressed on collective efforts with accountability as Govt. servants. He further urged the heads of the department to ensure that their staffs stay at their posting place and obtain permission from the concerned administrative officers before leaving the station.
The DC also instructed the administrative officers not to certify without physical verification of PDS items and also the concerned department to see that PDS items are made available to the people. He also asked the SP to take action against violators of executive order which prohibited playing dice, lottery and Housie in the district.
On encroachment of Govt. land, he urged the HoDs not to be mute spectators in case
of encroaching their quarters or office premises. They should report to the administration
with correct information. For this, he sought the whole-
SP Kime Aya informed that the perspective five year plan about requirement of police
personnel and upgradation of police stations has been forwarded to the Govt. wherein
it was proposed to have A class police station with infrastructural facilities in
DC HQ, B class in ADC/SDO HQ and C class CO Headquarter including Pakke-
He also urged the teachers to play a pivotal role in moulding the youths as future
citizens. In order to minimize the crime rate, he suggested insntallation of high
tower light in vulnerable places, proper functioning of telephone and mobile services
Heads of the department also spoke and highlighted the activities of their respective department.
Vijoy Sonam, DPO read out action plan of the previous meeting and to be taken up
which included identification of land by the committee for dumping and burial ground,
uprooting and clearance of bamboo within the town, SDO Bameng and Chayang Tajo,
to expedite assessment of land for establishment of ITBP battalion, land acquisition
for establishment of college at Wessang and immediate stoppage of illegal forest
felling more especially at Pakke-
Dr. Debasis Sasmal & Debasish Borah
Paddy cum fish culture generate gainful employment for both skilled and unskilled
youths. In India rice is grown in 43.7 m ha of which about 40 per cent areas are
rainfed lowlands, mostly (14.6 m ha) located in the eastern India. The productivity
of rainfed lowland rice largely cultivated as mono-
Field selection and design
Trench/ fishpond: For construction of fish pond/trench, the topsoil is deposited
in the area selected for paddy cultivation to elevate the bed of the paddy plot.
The perimeter dyke is to be constructed in such a way that it can resist the water
current, withstand weather conditions and can give protection to the cultured fish
stock. To maintain desired water level in the pond water inlet and out let may be
constructed with provision for preventing the escaping of cultured fish and also
preventing the entry of unwanted organisms to the fishpond from the out side. Site
should be medium deepwater (upto 50 cm water depth) low land. However, 10-
Perimeter trench type: Fish pond/ trench of this type are dug out when the plot is centrally elevated. The trench size should be 1/5th of the total area. Normally depth of the trench is kept at 1.0 m but it may be more based on the topography of the land.
The area of the perimeter dyke is kept within a range of 1/9th – 1/8th of the plot area. The height of the dyke should be minimum 1 m, but it may be more based on the flood level of the area. Normally 0.5 m more height above the high flood level of the locality is suitable for the perimeter dyke.
Total area of the plot (70 m X 72 m) : 0.51 ha
Trench/ fish pond :
Total length of the perimeter trench : 170 m
Top width : 6 m
Bottom width : 3.0 m
Depth of trench : 1.0 m
Total trench area (6 m X 170 m) : 0.11 ha.
Total length of the dyke : 180 m
Base width : 3 m
Crest width : 1 m
Average height : 1 m
Total dyke area (3 m X 180 m) : 0.06 ha.
Length of the paddy plot : 60 m
Breadth of the paddy plot : 56 m
Total paddy area (60 m X 56 m) : 0.34 ha.
Rice: The package of practices as recommended by the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Lohit
district for both the crops may be followed. Grow high yielding, intermediate height
or tall, long duration photoperiod-
Fish: Release fingerlings(3-
Other crops: Grow crops such as watermelon, groundnut, sunflower, sesamum, mung bean,
cowpea, okra, pumpkin, bitter gourd, poi(Basella) with limited irrigation from stored
rainwater in the micro-
On bunds vegetables such as okra, Gourd, radish, brinjal and leafy vegetables before and during the wet season can be cultivated. During winter vegetables such as tomato, French bean, radish, bitter gourd, cucumber, cauliflower, cabbage, brinjal, pumkin and leafy vegetables are also recommended.
Besides all these Agro-
Demand for polytechnic supported
ITANAGAR, May 18: While supporting the demand of Dibang Adi Students Union (DASU) for establishment of a polytechnic in Dambuk, the executive body of Dibang Adi Youth Association (DAYA) said that many a times the development activities were being neglected by the state Govt. on the ground of communication problem in Dambuk. “But this time we will not consider communication problem as the hindrance for establishing Polytechnic in Dambuk”, the Union added. The Union further said that all developmental activities should be decentralized and shared equally among all the regions of the district.
Restrictions on hunting
ITANAGAR, May 18: Village welfare committee of Nyorch-
International Museum Day
ITANAGAR: Directorate of Research, Itanagar has observed international Museum Day today at JN State Museum conference hall.
Speaking on the occasion, Director of Research Tage Tada highlighted about the modern concept of Museum and its changing conditions, values and ideas. He also added that despite diverse nature of museum and its collection, the museum’s commitment to serve the people, both present and future generation is paramount.
Deputy Director, B Pertin said that every art, monument or museum is testimony of a living symbol of history.
On the occasion, tree plantation was also carried out at the premises of state museum and heritage research building by the staff of research department.
Recruitment of Hawaldar Education in Army
ITANAGAR: Recruitment of Havidar Education in the Army Educational Corps in Group X and Y will be carried out by Recruiting Officer (HQ) Shillong from June 27 to July 02. Written exam of the selected candidates will be conducted on July 31 2011.
Candidates applying for the recruitment of Havildar Education need to affix their passport size photographs on application form. The application duly completed should be submitted to Recruiting Officer (HQ) Shillong, Pin – 900332, C/O 99 APO before 28 may 2011 for further processing.
Eligibility conditions are – Group X-
Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner Pawan Kumar Sain was wrongly mentioned as DC of Papum Pare in a front page news item published in this daily on May 18. The mistake is regretted.
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We are still confused
Thanks to our new chief minister for taking up the issue of media reports about Nyishi community and bringing the solution.
The Times of India has mentioned that everything published was based on assessment of political circle. If the report was based on political circle, then are our elected representatives playing a communal politics? We don't mind a CM is from which community but this report has brought many questions to our mind. We are still confused.
Bengaluru, (on email)
Leave it to the Editor to decide
In his letter titled "Stop the war of words"( 19 May), Mudang Obing asks the editor to stop publishing my protests against letters. Neither is I the editor of Arunachal Times, nor Obing. So neither do I hold any authority to demand from the editor that my letters should definitely be published, nor Obing possesses any moral right to command the editor to stop publishing my opinions.
Whether my letters will see the light of the day or not is the sole prerogative of the editor. Instead of engaging in a personal attack to malign me or trying to influence the editor to gag my voice, what Obing can do is to prove my comments wrong and himself offer a "better opinion" on the subject.
Why don't the likes of Obing leave the task of censorship to the editor of Arunachal Times?
Kolkata (on email)
No space for personal ego
I would like to request the Editor-
Nirjuli (on email)
It is annoying
‘ Reader’s forum’ is an important space given by your paper for the reader to express their opinions. The opinions are best readable when it carries the topic on current political affairs of the state and the nation, the social and cultural affairs of Arunachal, the views on programme and policies of the govt etc.
But it is annoying when person like Kajal Chatterjee et all goes on writing on daily basis regarding the matters related to Kolkata and West Bengal and criticism on our national language the 'Hindi' and its popularity in Arunachal Pradesh. Enough is enough ! Let the writers like Kajal Chatterjee share their opinion in papers and journal published in Kolkata. Spare the precious space of your daily for opinions of readers on the matter related to our mother state.
Naharlagun (on email)
Give justice to my daughter
I would like to remind every citizen of Arunachal Pradesh and our nation regarding the helplessness of a poor father and his victimized daughter. If anyone remembers the headlines of Jan 14, 2011, it contained an incident regarding the rape of my daughter by her maternal uncle EE(PHED) Kirpa Pertin at Hotel Ballerina, Tinsukia on Jan 9.
I had filed an FIR at PS Roing which was forwarded to Tinsukia PS and the case was registered vide FIR No.30 under section 376 dated 11/01/11. All required formalities for necessary investigation were fulfilled by us.
An appeal was made to the MP (eastern parliamentary), MP (Rajya Sabha) and copies were forwarded to the Chief Minister, Ministers Home, Ministers PHED, MLA 42nd Dambuk, MLA 43rd Roing AC, Chief Secretary , Commissioner PHED, Secretary PHED, C.E.(PHED), S.E.(PHED), DC Roing, ABK President but none responded.
No action has been taken by the Government against the culprit Kirpa Pertin till now. I feel fully humiliated and dejected. Should we keep our hopes alive or is it again that Money and Power buries the cries of the poor and the helpless?
It seems the culprit Kirpa Pertin has taken bail at Guwahati High Court vide 438 CrPc without even getting arrested after absconding for 3 months and is now moving freely and shamelessly without any sign of guilt or remorse.
At the time of incident, he was working as EE (PHED) Khonsa and has been posted at Itanagar recently.
It is an appeal to every responsible citizen, voluntary organization, officers, student bodies, responsible NGO’s to kindly bear the cries of a poor father and his daughter.
I would especially appeal to the Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, DC Roing, Women Welfare Societies, AAPSU, Adi Baane Kebang, AdiSU, DASU and every responsible citizen of our state to help me get justice.
Let us all check such kinds of evils. If today it is my daughter then tomorrow it can be your daughter, your sister or your mother. I am poor but not coward. I shall fight for my daughter’s justice till my last breath and do anything up to my limits even if law fails.
Lower Dibang Valley
Good luck to Alliance Air
I want to take a moment to thank our state government for suspending the ill fated Pawan Hans air service(PHHL) in our state.
I warmly welcome the recently made decision of the Ministry of Civil Aviation for incorporating the Alliance Air in our state. Hope Alliance Air will provide good service as it is meant for. We the people of Arunachal will be seeking 100% efficiency in the service as well as safety.
Again, good luck to Alliance Air.
Kerala (on email)
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