TEZU, May 07: All the preparation should finish by 12th May to avoid end moment confusion
and hassles, said Dr. BM Mishra, RO/DEO for 2 Arunachal East Parliamentary Constituency
and 44th Tezu-Sunpura assembly constituency while briefing the officials appointed
to perform duties on 16th May, i.e. the counting day, at his Conference Hall here
To simplify all the work, the DEO/RO provided forms and formats to all the officials
and said that total precaution should be maintained for error free tabulation. Any
kind of indiscipline and bad behaviour will not be tolerated and actions will be
taken against any lackadaisical attitude, he added.
Tabulation, EVM distribution, postal ballot, media cell, sealing of EVMs and election
papers, PA system and videography, communication etc were touched upon at length
All the appointed officials were present in the briefing session.
All the counting processes will be videographed as per the guidelines of Election
Commission of India. DIPRO
AoL to host teenagers’ workshop from today
ITANAGAR, May 07: The Art of Living will organize a YES! (Youth Empowerment Skills)
workshop for the youth in the age group of 13 to 18 years at Arunachal Vikas Parishad,
C Sector here from May 8 to 13. The six-day course will be held from 2 pm to 5 pm.
YES! is an innovative and dynamic educational and life skills programme that provides
teenagers the tools to achieve their ideal life with ease, creativity, energy, and
inhibition-free. The course empowers youth to become more centred and focused, to
manage negative emotions and to live life with increased awareness, perception and
Using special breathing techniques, participants learn to attain peace of mind which
leads to an improved memory and helps them concentrate. The participants are also
taught ways to handle peer pressure, stage fear, low confidence, etc. Through simple
play-way techniques and awareness games, yoga and breathing techniques, children
develop their social and leadership skills and learn problem-solving strategies.
The techniques also help children drop addictions and other negative patterns in
life. The course also includes several processes to inculcate human values such as
co-operation, sharing, service to others, respect for self and others and compassion
Meeting on disaster preparedness held
YINGKIONG, May 07: A meeting on Disaster preparedness, coordination and review
of DDMP was held at the DC’s Conference Hall here today. The main objectives of the
meeting was to discuss about necessary measures during the time of any disaster like
earthquake, landslide, floods, fire accident etc. and to ensure that proper stocking,
placement and management of foodgrains, medicines, drinking water essential commodities,
power supply, communication, man and materials are made so that any emergency situation
can be tackled in a better, efficient and effective manner.
Presiding over the meeting the Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chairman District Disaster
Management and preparedness Dr. Tariq Thomas asked all the DHoOs and other officers
to submit Disaster Management contingency plan before the monsoon. The Deputy Commissioner
also asked DDMO to submit proposal to the government for procurement of tents, tarpolin,
solar light, lamp, rope other implements and tools which are necessary during disasters.
Participating in the discussion the SP Tage Habung appealed all concerned officers
and staff to cooperate and coordinate with District Administration and Police department
during occurrences of any disasters in the district and also suggested foodgrains,
Power supply, portable drinking water, medicines etc. should be made available. Taking
in the interaction the DMO Dr. Kaling Dai suggested for conduct of Mock Drill on
Disaster Management. Among others PD, DAO, DHO, DVO,DDMO, EE (PWD), EE(PHED),DF&CSO,
AE (RWD), AE(WRD) and others representing forest and Fishery department attended
the meeting. DIPRO
APO visits blocks to ensure proper implementation SBM
ITANAGAR, May 07: To gather first hand information regarding implementation of Saakshar
Bharat Mission (SBM) in Upper Siang district, APO (Adult Education) of Upper Siang
district D. Tekseng recently toured various SBM centers under Geku and Mariyang block.
During his tour, the APO interacted with the adult learners and expressed his pleasure
to see that many of the adult learners were able to sign their name.
He asked the “Preraks” of the district to be sincere and punctual while discharging
their duty to make the mission a success. He cautioned that there will be no honorarium
for any Prerak against defunct centre.
ITANAGAR, May 07: The Art of Living is bringing a reputed doctor from Sri Sri Ayurveda,
Bangalore to provide Ayurvedic consultation and diagnosis in Itanagar. The doctor
will be available for consultation on 9th May 2014 at the Art of Living Centre located
in H Sector from 8.30 am. One of the special consultations on offer will be Nadi
Pariksha or pulsediagnosis. Nadi Pariksha is one of the most ancient and profound
method of diagnosis. The specially trained doctor will diagnose and treat all ailments
just by reading the pulse of the patient.
After determining the prakriti (nature) of the patient, characteristics of imbalances
and nature of the disease without any diagnostic tests, the doctor will prescribe
suitable herbal medicines, therapies and diet planning advice. The Art of Living
has also made arrangements to make all Sri Sri Ayurvedamedicines available.
More E-PDS counters sought
ITANAGAR, May 07: Appreciating the authorities for opening of e-PDS counter to check
and prevent bogus ration cards, the Para-Veterinary Association of Arunachal Pradesh
(PVAAP) has urged the authorities to open more e-PDS counters at Banderdewa, NirjulIi,
Naharlagun & Itanagar to mitigate the problems of the common consumers. Only one
e-PDS counter is not enough in the capital region, the Association said. It further
urged upon the authorities to expedite the process of enrolling and issuing of e-PDS
card so that Govt staff do complete the process in minimum period of time. It
also sought extension of days for renewal of e-PDS for another one month in the
interest of the common people of capital complex.
Association seeks action
ITANAGAR, May 07: All Upper Subansiri Fair Price Shop Association claimed that the
district food & civil, supply did not issue the allocated PDS items such as APL,
AAY so far though Food Cooperation of India Zonal Office Guwahati had already allotted
for Upper Subansiri district for the month of January 2014. In its letter addressed
to the Director Food & Civil Supply Association sought strict verification and supervision
to check such activities.
Villagers cautioned about firing practice
AALO, May 07: The Unit of 356 Field Hospital C/o 99 APO will carry out small Arms
firing practice at 20th ITBP firing range on May 15 & 16 May. HGBs, GBs and all
nearby villagers falling within the fire range have been informed to keep themselves
away from the firing range area and also for safe custody of their domestic animals
in and around the firing range on scheduled date. DIPRO
Garbage management responsibility shifted to IMC
ITANAGAR, May 07: The responsibility of the sanitation conservancy, solid waste management
of Itanagar has been transferred from the department of Urban Development and Housing
to Itanagar Municipal Council (IMC). The shifting of responsibility of twin town
garbage management came after the state government notification and subsequent order
no.(DUD/Estt-591/2013-14 dated Itanagar 4th December 2013. In a release the urban
development and Housing department appealed to the citizens to registered their complaints
and feedbacks pertaining to the solid waste management with IMC in their respective
Rly passengers without ILP decrease
YUPIA, May 07: After stringent action taken jointly by Papum Pare District Administration
and Police against the ILP offenders, the train passengers coming from Assam side
have been decreased to approximately 250 whereas during last week the figure was
Meanwhile Papum Pare DC Ashok Kumar talked to Ratan Lal, Divisional Manager, NF Railway,
Rangyia division. Ratan Lal informed Ashok Kumar that most of the facilities are
completed at Railway Stations by Railway authorities and now rest of facilities like
surrounding wall will be completed shortly on priority. DIPRO
One arrested for burning forest
ITANAGAR, May 07: A woman from Jami-Jate was arrested by Itanagar Police for allegedly
clearing forest land by setting fire for jhum cultivation in Daria Hill area.
A case has been registered at Itanagar Police Station under section 435/427 IPC R/W
section 33(U/A) of Indian Forest Act, informed Capital SP Seju P. Kuruvilla.
Efforts are on to book other remaining accused, the SP said.
This is with reference to the news item published on 4th May,2014 in your esteemed
daily under the headline "DC issues order fixing time for road maintenance" I as
a senior citizen and resident of Aalo west assembly constituency is feeling overwhelmed
and content for now. The Deputy Commissioner's genuine involvement and initiation
towards the betterment of Aalo-Likabali road, instructing orders to the concerned
BRTF officials and the EE,PWD,and asking for repairing of work to be done within
stipulated time is acknowledged and appreciated by every citizens of the region.The
Aalo-Likabali road, for many years is in deplorable condition. Even though it is
most significant trade route and lifeline of the local community, maintenance of
the said stretch of road has not been done for several years. Public are facing hardship
due to it. The complaints lodged by public always fell on deaf ears . However due
to Deputy Commissioner's assurance ,we are having a sigh of relief and a ray of hope
is being lightened within us.
Doyor Village, Aalo
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Enact Forest Act at the earliest
In a new development which will usher ray of hope, Arunachal Pradesh is going to
enact its own Forest Act to protect its forests besides various flora and fauna.
A draft formulated by the committee constituted in this regard by department of Environment
and Forests was yesterday submitted to PCCF cum Principal Secretary (E&F) AK Wahal.
The committee comprised of Additional PCCF’s Dr. Rabindra Kumar and Dr. R Kemp, CCF
RK Singh, RSC Jayaraj and DCF S. Manyu after thorough deliberation and repeated meeting,
finalized the draft Arunachal Pradesh Forest Act. The draft will now be placed in
the website of the department (arunachalforests.gov.in) inviting views and suggestions
of the public and other stakeholders.
The workshop involving experts from all over the country will also be organized for
fine tuning of the draft Act, before its formal submission to the Government. It
is to be noted that Arunachal Pradesh does not have its own Forest Act and is still
following the Assam Forest Regulation, 1891 for administration of its forests. Many
experts believe that taking advantage of weak law; citizens of state are indulging
in rampant encroachment of forest land. Reserve forests and wild life sanctuaries
are vanishing thick and fast due to massive destruction caused by human encroachment.
The decision of Environment and Forests department to formulate its own Forest Act
should be supported by everyone. Now it is the duty of department to ensure that
Arunachal Forest Act is enacted soon and it does not remain as publicity stunt.
Tongam Rina among 100 information heroes of 65 countries across the world
ITANAGAR, May 07: Tongam Rina, the Associate Editor of this daily has been honoured
by the Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontier -RSF) as an information
hero. Tongam is the only Indian journalist to find place in the list of ‘100 information
heroes’ released by the Paris based media watchdog on the occasion of World Press
Freedom Day on May 3 last.
The brave lady journalist was shot at by miscreants on July 15, 2012 in front of
this daily, apparently for her bold articles against anti-social elements in the
society. Now recovered from her injuries, Tongam vows to continue her journalistic
mission without fear and trepidations.
Prepared for the first time by the RSF, the list comprises 100 heroes (men and women
ages 25-75) from 65 countries across the world, who have helped ‘to promote the freedom
enshrined in article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through their
courageous work or activism’.
“These ‘information heroes’ are a source of inspiration to all men and men who aspire
to freedom," Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said.
"Without their determination and the determination of all those like them, it would
be simply impossible to extend the domain of freedom."
“They put their ideals in the service of the common good. They serve as examples.
World Press Freedom Day should be an occasion for paying tribute to the courage of
the journalists and bloggers who constantly sacrifice their safety and sometimes
their lives to their vocation,” Christophe Deloire added.
Some other journalists from India’s neighbouring countries figured in the RSF heroes
list, include Zaw Phay (Burma), Asif Mohiuddin (Bangladesh), Jigme Gyatso (Tibet),
Hamid Mir & Muhammad Ziauddin (Pakistan), MV Kaanamy lnathan (Sri Lanka) and Mariyath
Earlier, Tongam was honoured with the Laadli Media Award 2011-12 for Gender Sensitivity,
Eastern Region at a glittering function in Kolkata on November 22, 2012. The award
is instituted by the Population First, an NGO working on population and health issues
supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Tongam was also selected
for the prestigious - Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media – 2013 instituted
by Media Foundation, Leipzig, Germany.
Meanwhile, Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) congratulated Tongam for being honoured
“As northeast India, primarily the State of Assam maintains a horrible track record
in safety and security of media persons, the honour to a young journalist of the
region would definitely encourage courageous journalists to perform their duties
with a better conviction. We feel proud of Tongam and appreciate the initiative of
RSF,” said a statement issued by JFA president Rupam Barua and Secretary Nava Thakuria.
DGP takes note of suggestions of this daily
ITANAGAR, May 07: Arunachal Police yesterday took up the suggestions of this popular
daily sincerely on prevention of crime particularly along Assam-Arunachal boundary
Referring to the 5th May editorial of this daily (Arunachal police need to act swiftly),
DGP S Nithianandam(IPS) in a press release said that the editorial of this daily
has touched upon a serious issue with positive approach and tried to reflect people’s
“On my part, I have reflected your concern about the issue in a letter to my police
officers and the ways and means to stop such activities in our area. Hope, I will
get your support to maintain law and order and prevention of crime in future,” the
DGP said to the Editor of this daily.
While appreciating Arunachal Pradesh police for rescuing a businessman after a fierce
encounter with the rebel outfit near Bora Jaldobi village in Assam's Dhemaji district
recently, the editorial of this daily said that Arunachal Pradesh police need to
take this incident as wakeup call and take some important steps so that such incident
is not repeated. The reported abduction of businessman by NDFB (S) militants from
his farmhouse inside Daying Ering Wildlife sanctuary is a matter of concern for whole
“Police should make their presence felt in boundary areas. They should improve human
intelligence and get hard on the underground outfits. If timely action is not taken,
they may spread their area of influence in whole of the Arunachal,” this daily had
said in its editorial.
Official team inspects NFSM project implementation in East Siang
PASIGHAT, May 07: A team of officials led by Pasighat Agriculture Development Officer
(HQ) Miram Perme today inspected various ring wells dug up at different WRC fields
in East Siang district and took stock of progress of the projects.
The project was sanctioned under National Food Security Mission (NFSM)--a centrally
sponsored agricultural programme, which has been implemented in all 12 agriculture
blocks in the district.
The officials, who are also members of the Project Management Team (PMT) for NFSM
scheme, have inspected newly installed ring-wells at Taki Lalung, Yagrung, Mirem,
Rani, Berung and Ngopok fields. The team includes Assistant Engineer (WRD) Naying
Danggen, WRC Pre-tactic Training Officer, Dibakar Sen, progressive farmer of Mebo
Pumto Perme and others beside PRI leaders.
According to official sources, an amount of Rs.45 lakh has been released for the
fiscal year 2013-14 for East Siang district in order to implement the schemes. More
than 600 rural farmer beneficiaries have been covered under this scheme in the district
so far and they have been provided with agricultural inputs, seeds and manure besides
technical guidance on scientific methods of rice cultivation.
The department allotted 12 such ring wells under the scheme in five agricultural
blocks on priority basis. Pasighat has been allocated 7 ring wells while two has
been allocated for Mebo block. One Ring Well each has been allocated to Bilat, Ruksin
and Sille-Oyan blocks.
Each of the ring wells will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 80, 000.
As per guideline, the dug ring wells should be installed in wet rice crop (WRC) fields
where there is no irrigation facility. The project sites should cover around 100
hectares of croplands in a cluster approach.
Informing the insufficiency of fund under the scheme, ADO Perme informed that the
department has plan to place proposal for additional fund for construction of plate
around the ring wells with installation of water pumps under Chief Minister’s Farm
According to him, each ring-well with diesel operated pump set will cost around Rs
2.15 lakh for smooth operation.
Mahila Congress resolves to seek one more RS seat in state
ITANAGAR, May 07: Arunachal Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee (APMCC) has resolved
to seek one more Rajya Sabha seat in Arunachal Pradesh. The resolution came after
the discussion on the sidelines of Mahila Convention cum release of a souvenir Nyem
Mylege Ator Tornam (Nari Shakti) on women empowerment at Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan here
today. APMCC also emphasized on the establishment of Women Police Station in each
district headquarter in the state to tackle the women related cases. It further sought
for National Women’s Bank in the state Capital. Hundreds of women delegates across
the state attended the convention.
Attending the function T.C Tok general secretary APCC headquarter urged the women
folk to work for the upliftment of women in all spheres. Tok also released the souvenir.
Welcoming the delegates APMCC president Yari Dolum highlighted the activities of
Mahila Congress Committee.
Humanity is the key to life for ‘Florence Nightingale of Arunachal Pradesh’
ITANAGAR, May 07: “Humanity is the essence of life and I believe there is no duty
bigger than the call of duty at the Operation Theatre (OT) involving someone’s life”,
said the ‘National Florence Nightingale’ awardee from Arunachal Pradesh Gyati Jailang
(Duyu) speaking to this correspondent in an exclusive interview here today.
‘There is no such fixed duty hours for us unlike other Govt. servants and we have
to attend our call of duty even at odd hours and sometimes to discomfort of family.
However, the feeling of being a part of the team that gave a life to someone or brought
smiles in the faces of fellow human-beings is the biggest solace to me in the end’.
Married to Duyu Punu and the mother of three children, who are all graduates, Jailang
joined as an Auxiliary Nurse Mid-Wife at General Hospital Pasighat in 7th September
1983 after passing out from the Health Training Research Centre from the same place.
After four years of service she was transferred to General Hospital Naharlagun in
1988 and assigned duties at the (OT) in which she put in 26 years and remains posted
On asked to narrate some memorable incidences or surgeries at her work place, she
said: ‘During these past 26 years, I have seen so many reputed surgeons who played
magic with knives and scissors and gave life or brought smiles on the faces of so
many people that it has become difficult to remember any particular or memorable
surgery at the OT’.
On insistence, she agreed to narrate three significant events that have left a deep
imprint in her memories till today. “The first instance is when my late father, who
had come for medical treatment at General Hospital, Naharlagun from village died
at the hospital premises while I was on duty. That day, Dr. T. Basar (Senior) and
I were performing an important surgery. In the meantime, I got the message that my
late father was in a critical condition and wanted to see me. I was not in a position
to leave the assignment which also involved another human life and requested some
of my colleagues to attend on my behalf. However, by the time my assignment got over
and I came out of OT, he was no more”.
“The second memorable event which I remember was a surgery performed on a Nyishi
patient who had come with multiple ‘dao cut injuries’. The cuts were so deep and
major that even there was perforation of the lungs. The surgery lasted seven hours
from late evening to dawn and it was a success”. “The third memorable surgery was
the one performed by Dr. M. Jini in 1997 on an Apatani female patient whom the doctors
at R.K Mission Hospital, Itanagar had refused to operate citing multiple organ failures.
Braving all odds, Dr. Jini infused life into that almost dead girl. Now the same
lady is living an active physical life and attending the routine chores at her native
village. Tears continue to flow down the eyes of the lady and her relatives when
they recollect the marathon surgeries spreading more than three times”.
“I have worked with so many reputed surgeons but I would like to specifically take
the names of some senior doctors with whom I shared some very memorable work experiences.
They are Drs. K. Nishing, K.K Dey, M Jini and M. Basar (Surgical Specialists), Drs.
T. Basar, B. Mala and L. Wangchuk (Gynaecologists), Dr. R. Doye (Eye Specialist),
Drs. R.D Khrimey and Nirmali Taba (ENT Specialists) and Drs. Sunar, D. Raina and
R. Kombo (Anesthetists)”.
On inspiration and motivation, she says: “There was this Sister A. Philip, a Keralian
who taught me the nitty-gritties of OT in my initial days and said that there was
no higher contentment and satisfaction than healing the pain and bringing smiles
in the faces of fellow human beings. Besides full co-operation from my family members,
Drs. T. Basar (Senior), K.K Dey and M. Jini continued to inspire and motivate me
not to leave the OT although many of my colleagues had come and gone.
During the 31 years of this sister’s service career, she has been promoted only once
in 2008 from ANM to GNM. “My promotions and service length doesn’t affect my appetite
for work and I will continue to discharge my duties as I had been performing since
1983 and till my superannuation”.
For this simple, god-fearing, good wife and a loving mother, ‘humanity’ is the key
to her life.
Install proper drainage system at Gandhi Market: GMWA
ITANAGAR, May 07: Mass social service to clear blocked drains and repair road went
in vain as rain waters again flooded roads and colonies at Gandhi Market areas of
Daporijo causing great inconvenience not only to the pedestrians but also motorists.
Few days ago, the Gandhi Market Welfare Association (GMWA) had organized a mass social
service to clear the blocked drains but the situation has not improved.
There are three important educational institutions, namely the Govt. Degree College,
Govt. Hr. Sec. School and Govt. Town Middle School in the locality. But the authority
is always turning a blind eye to this chronic problem, lamented GMWA vice president
The market association appealed to the department concerned to install proper drainage
system and also repair the road immediately.
VKV conducts training for preprimary school teacher
ITANAGAR, May 07: Vivekananda Kendra Arunachal unit recently organized camps for
Bal Sevikas (Teacher of Preprimary School) at VKV, Kharsang.
Experienced teachers shared their valuable knowledge with the participants. Activities
were conducted with locally available materials like dry leaves, flowers etc.
It is worth mentioning here that Vivekananda Kendra is running 115 Balwadis in Arunachal
Pradesh including the remote circles like Lazu, Wakka, Khimiyong etc. The Balwadis
are not regular formal schools, but to prepare the tiny tots through games, Stories
and songs for formal schooling. It is a system to teach through play way method.
Attending the closing ceremony yesterday, N Ngemu, the Vibhag Pramukh of Vivekananda
Kendra, Tirap Vibhag encouraged the participants to work with a service like attitude
to uplift the society and play their respective role effectively.
72 participants from Tirap, Changlang, Lohit and East Kameng districts attended the