DoNER Minister promises to find solution to harassment of NE people
NEW DELHI, May 28: Newly-appointed Minister for Development of North Eastern Region
General (Retd) V K Singh today promised to find a solution to the harassment of people
from the area, saying it is his top priority.
63-year-old Singh, who was appointed Minister for DONER with independent charges,
said that he "strongly condemns" the harassment of the people from the North East.
"It will be my priority to find a solution to this," he tweeted this evening.
Singh, who will take charge of his ministry tomorrow, was elected to Lok Sabha from
Ghaziabad constituency in the recent general elections.
Singh also thanked everyone for their wishes and blessings, saying it will be his
constant endeavour to deliver on the promises and to live up to people's expectations.
The former Army chief has the experience of serving in the Northeast in different
capacities as an Army officer. He was also the GoC-in-C of the Eastern Command looking
after the Easter and entire Northeaster region. PTI
Keep Ziro spick and span: DC
ITANAGAR, May 28: Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Krishna Mohan Uppu has appealed
to the people of Ziro to cooperate with the administration to keep the township spick
and span. The Deputy Commissioner was addressing a function to launch a new cable
TV channel called “Amaaba Valley” and to award two doctorate scholars, whose thesis
have been selected for sponsorship.
Two best doctorate theses dealing with cultural heritage of the Apatanis were selected
and sponsor money presented on the occasion.
Of all the places, Ziro valley is one of the sites selected to be included in the
Tentative List of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site and it is a matter of pride for all
of us, Uppu said.
Attending function MLA Tage Taki said that the ancestor of the Apatanis must be as
happy as the people present here today because a big step to preserve the age old
cultural heritage is being taken today. It is a befitting tribute to our ancestors,
he said. He assured his support for such ventures in the coming days.
Earlier, synopsis of research topics related to Apatani culture and traditions were
invited from the doctoral scholars. A panel of judges comprising Professors from
various colleges selected the two best research subjects which will be sponsored
with Rs 25,000 each.
Gyati Kobin (DRCS), Hage Penji (Chairman, Amaaba Multipurpose Cooperative Society),
Tutul Goswami (Secretary, Amaaba Multipurpose Cooperative Society) and Prof. Talukdar
of St. Claret College also spoke on the occasion.
The function was organized by Amaaba Multipurpose Cooperative Society Ltd.
3rd Taba That Memorial Club Football Tournament
MSC, Chandranagar FC win
ITANAGAR, May 28: Model Sporting Club (MSC) and Chandranagar FC won their respective
match in the 3rd Taba That Memorial Club Football Tournament at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium,
After a barren first half, MSC scored two goals through Techi Tasar (Jersy no. 10)
in 56th and 65the minutes in the second half to register win against Petwa United
In the second match Chandranagar FC defeated Nyokum Youth FC 2-1. Dondup Tsering
(jersey no. 10) of Chandranagar FC and Taksing Mangsa (jersey no. 20) were the scorers.
Arsang Football Club beat Balek XI Team in the 5th GPFT’14
ITANAGAR, May 28: The month long 5th Gora Pertin Football Tournament 2014 held at
Bolung village General Ground, Lower Dibang Valley Dist concluded today.
The Arsang Football Club of Jia beat Balek XI Team by 4-1 in the final match.
Notem Tayeng scored 2 goals, Talni Pertin and Kaying Tayeng scored 1 each for Arsang
football club Jia . While Bikash Linggi of Balek Banggo Team scored the lone goal
for runner up team.
The Sprite XI team got the third place in the tournament.
Addressing the closing ceremony Meka Block ZPM, Miti Libang Tayeng, urged the people
to realize the importance of Games & sports in development of human resources and
District Sports Officer, Raju Mipi appealed to the elders and sports veterans in
the society to continue support and participate in the field to inculcate sportsmanship
attitude/ spirit to the people.
AMS provides appliance to differently abled persons
ITANAGAR, May 28: With an objective to provide basic curative and rehabilitative
services to differently abled persons, Amik Matai Society (AMS) donated a tricycle
to Durga Bhattacharjee, a casual mechanic serving under the PHE Department after
he approached the Society for it four months ago.
It is pertaining to mention here that his left leg was amputated a year ago at CMC,
Vellore after a minor injury in his leg while crossing a cattle bridge discharging
The Secretary of Amik Matai Society informed that the organization has been dedicatedly
working towards promotion of inclusive, barrier free and right based society for
the differently abled. He appealed to the state government to run exclusive workshops
for fabricating and fitment of aids and appliances for the disabled such as artificial
limbs, calipers, crutches etc. and conduct special camps in rural and urban areas
so that they can identify and take measures on various issues related to the welfare
and rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities, especially those who are below
poverty line. Earlier, the organization has also requested the DEO cum Deputy Commissioner,
Lohit to make special arrangements for the differently abled voters at polling booths
in the just concluded Assembly and Parliamentary elections in the district.
Free coaching for ‘O’ level computer course
ITANAGAR, May 28: The sub-regional employment officer, coaching cum guidance centre
for SC/STs, Naharlagun, GoI, is going to conduct a free coaching of ‘O’ Level Computer
Course for SC/ST job seekers from July 1 next.
The coaching is aimed at preparing SC/ST candidates for the various competitive examinations
conducted for the post of clerk and stenographer preferably within the age group
of 18 to 30 years.
APPDSU warns against donation collection
ITANAGAR, May 28: All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) today sent strong
message against the fake students who are allegedly involved in donation collection
in the name of All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) and All Papum Pare District Students’
Union (APPDSU) in the Capital complex. In a press release APPDSU claimed that some
unknown persons are illegally collecting donation which creates hue and cry among
business community. It also appealed to people not to indulge in illegal donation
collection in the name of unions.
JMS raises question on the clarification issued by accused’s brother
ITANAGAR, May 28: The Jering Matkir Society (JMS) has raised serious question over
the clarification issued by the brother of the alleged accused in the Aroti Mize
death case and has urged the police to look into it and investigate accordingly.
Pointing out the claim of the brother of the accused that the deceased was known
as Sumpi Borang to them, the society wanted to know why they had not tried to contact
any Borang family within Capital Complex while admitting her to the hospital.
Going by the detail provided, the society also sought his interrogation for the case.
As told, both, the accused and his brother had tried to contact deceased’s parents
on May 20 evening through a mutual friend, it sought to know who that mutual friend
was and why hadn’t the police arrested him yet for the investigation process.
Clarification on alleged mismanagement of PDS items
ITANAGAR, May 28: Kurung Kumey District Food & Civil Supply Officer today said that
due to non-availability of rice stock at FCI depot Ziro, 1697.53 quintal APL rice
allotted for the month of April last and 1214.14 quintals APL rice for November last
year lapsed which is not received from GOI till date. The DFCSO was clarifying the
allegation of mismanagement of PDS items in Kurung Kumey district leveled by Nyapin
Nyobia Sangram Phassang Student Union.
Regarding 499 quintals of iodized salt allotted to district, the DFCSO in a release
said “carriage contractor never reported/ approached to district administration for
allocation/sub-allocation order so no allotment was made from district authority.”
The head load system has been discontinued from March last, he further clarified
adding that the PDS rice allotted for this month is also yet to be drawn from FCI
Depot. The student organization needs to cooperate with district administration to
find out cause of problem, instead of leveling wrong allegation without knowing the
truth, the release added.
Yachuli MLA invites suggestions
ITANAGAR, May 28: Yachuli MLA Likha Saaya has invited constructive suggestions from
all quarters so as to enable him to work for all round development of his constituency
in particular and the state as a whole.
While expressing gratitude to electorate of his constituency and party workers for
reposing faith on his leadership and re-electing in the assembly election, Saaya
vowed to deliver his best to bring development to the area.
Domestic LPG cylinders seized from commercial establishments
ITANAGAR, May 28: Following the directive of the Deputy Commissioner, Itanagar Capital
Complex Mige Kamki, a team of officers from Food & Civil Supplies (F&CS) department
and general administration swung into action and raided all the commercial establishments
like restaurants, hotels, road-side eateries, fabrication units and jewellery shops
etc in the Capital Complex and seized huge number of highly subsidized domestic cylinders
meant for domestic cooking purposes.
The team included DFCSO Amit Bengia, SDFCSOs Tadar Nikio, Nabam Anand and Biri
Kago as well as SIFCS Pranab Hazarika, T R Tara, Dana Angung and CO Banderdewa P.
Bagang. Divided into three groups, the official teams along with IRBN personnel
carried out the surprise checking at all the commercial institutions of Itanagar,
Naharlagun and Banderdewa.
Later in the evening, a coordination meeting of all the managers of the five Gas
Agencies of Capital Complex, IOC sales officer and F&CS officers was held under the
chairmanship of Amit Bengia to discuss ways and means to curve black marketing of
domestic LPG cylinders by the unscrupulous petty traders. During the meeting, Bengia
dwelt at length on the provisions of Arunachal Pradesh Cooking Gas (Licensing and
Distribution) Control Order 2005 and provision U/S 3 of Essential Commodities Act
1955 etc. Informing that appropriate action shall be initiated against all the black
marketers of domestic LPG cylinders, Bengia further informed that highly subsidized
LPG cylinders meant for domestic cooking purposes are illegally used in the commercial
establishments, thereby compounding artificial crisis of refilled LPG cylinders in
and around Capital Complex and causing hardship to the general consumers.
Earlier, IOC sales officer, North Lakhimpur Lila Rajkhowa informed that supply of
LPG bullet tankers from Haldia Port in West Bengal and Numalighar in Assam to the
LPG bottling plant at Kimin in Arunachal Pradesh was disrupted due to 120 hours strike
called by North East Bulk Association (Transporters) resulting in temporary shortage
of refilled LPG cylinders across the districts of Arunachal Pradesh in particular
and North East region as a whole.
The DC lauding his officials stressed on the need to carry out such surprise checking
at regular interval and also appealed all the commercial establishments to refrain
from using LPG cylinders meant for domestic cooking. DIPRO
Panel formed to enquire into Bomdila mob violence
ITANAGAR, May 28: The Arunachal Pradesh Government has constituted a high-level committee
to conduct enquiry into the incident of violence at Upper Gompa premises, Bomdila
yesterday where the vehicles belong to Tawang MLAs, namely, Pema Khandu, Jambey Tashi
and Tsering Tashi were damaged in a mob attack when the trio had gone there to participate
in the last rites of TG Rinpoche. Four vehicles were extensively damaged in the incident.
The Bomdila Police has registered a case under section 146/ 147/149/152/353/427/120(B)
IPC and the case is under investigation, reports DIPR
The inquiry committee will submit its report within 15 days. It has also been decided
that the post mortem report of late Rev. T.G. Rinpoche and other related documents
would be obtained from Delhi Police to ascertain the cause of death so that misunderstandings
and rumors doing the rounds be cleared. The Govt also appealed to the general public
to maintain peace and harmony.
Meanwhile, the legislators from West Kameng district have strongly condemned the
incident of attacking the MLAs from Tawang by few anti-social elements during the
last rites of TG Rinpoche at Bomdila yesterday.
The act of stone pelting and damaging the vehicles of the MLAs by the miscreants
under the cover of mob is a cowardly act, they said.
The legislators appealed to the Chief Minister to constitute a committee headed by
a Secretary level officer to conduct a detailed inquiry into the unfortunate incident
and un-earth the hidden forces behind the incident. Each and every culprit should
be identified, arrested and awarded exemplary punishment, they demanded.
They further appealed to the Chief Minister to bring out the inquiry report of death
of late TG Rinpoche from the Delhi Police and to make public the mysterious circumstances
that led to his death so that the rumors being spread about the mysterious death
of late Rinpoche becomes clear.
Meanwhile, All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) expressed shock over the
incident of damaging the vehicles of elected representatives of Tawang district yesterday
by unruly mob when they went to Bomdila to attend the last rites of Rev T G Rinpoche.
“Such violence that too during the funeral rites of a holy guru is highly condemnable.
All sections should univocally condemn the crime and steps should be taken at all
levels to prevent repetition of such attack,” AAPSU said.
While condemning the Bomdila incident, Itanagar Buddhist Cultural Society (IBCS)
demanded that miscreants who indulged in violence should immediately be booked and
punished for such heinous act. Further the Society appealed everyone to maintain
calm at this juncture. The Society also came down heavily on district administration
for their failure to provide full proof security to the VIPs.
PLP leader condemns Bomdila incident
The Leader of People's Legislature Party (PLP) Pasang Dorjee Sona today strongly
condemned yesterday’s Bomdila incident where an angry mob reportedly attacked three
MLAs from Tawang and damaged their vehicles during the funeral rites of TG Rinpoche,
who died under mysterious circumstance in Delhi on May 16.
While calling upon the people to maintain peace in this hour of distress, Sona, who
is also MLA from Mechukha, said that such incident will not benefit anyone.
“Any misunderstandings or issues should be solved amicably through negotiations and
dialogue so that peace and harmony is not disturbed,” he added.
Imagine, development without road !
When it is said, ‘seeing is believing’, how can we see development without road?
Road in the Capital complex, be it the national highway or approach roads, are in
pathetic condition. Its first appearance is a testimony that the much touted development
slogan in Arunachal is not moving rather dragging its feet. Forget about conditions
of village and district headquarters’ road, if the state capital is going through
such poor road condition.
Strewn boulders, sprawling potholes, choking canals, overflowed rain water and cave-in
roads are usual repulsive sight in and around the capital complex. Most of the roads
are left to fend for themselves from wrath of monsoon and since no restoration work
are seen at least for couple of months, as if the department has constructed a new
Haphazard building constructions along the road sides and unabated earth-cutting
in and around the town rubs more salt on the wound. Apparently people have lost their
sense of moral responsibility towards common development. The monsoon has already
rang an alarm bell of her arrival by creating havoc across the state. Since the state
is geographically located under the great Himalayan range with average rainfall of
more than 300% annually, the rainfall created landslide is inevitable in the region.
The roads in Arunachal offer a bumpy ride to commuters with a regular interval jerk
“at free of cost”, however at the same time it irks many, especially octogenarians,
who curse the department and concerned minister while squarely blaming for deteriorating
Needless to say about the condition of approach roads like way to Lobi, Panchali,
Poma, and Doimukh. Restoration and maintenance is a rare sight in these approach
“No maintenance has been seen so far from Bage Tinali to Doimukh road since past
one year,” says Tahe Tana, a resident of Nirjuli.
Pathetic road make people’s life worst as many of them are unable to go out for office
and market. Public transport vehicles like Auto-Rickshaw, Trekker and buses are generally
avoiding these particular areas, even if they happen to ply on the road in this area,
they charge higher fares with an excuse that potholes and poor road condition cause
more fuel expense.
“I often have to bunk my class during rainy season, because no public transport vehicle
comes to our area,” said Labaino Raito, resident of Lobi, Itanagar who is a 12th
In many cases, damaged road in the districts have to wait for a whole year to catch
the authority’s attention for restoration. In a place where NGO and student organizations
are active, they somehow manage to draw the department’s attention by publishing
the matter in the local dailies.
What went wrong with the department which is supposed to look after each road connecting
the sectors and colonies, even the remote areas in the state? This question often
goes unanswered; heaven knows what the state Public Works Department has been doing
all these years. Is our department well equipped to tackle natural calamities like
landslide and flood? Or it is the laxity of the officials which is slowing our state
down. As Chief Minister Nabam Tuki is yet to assign someone as the PWD minister,
people are pinning their hope that new minister will certainly pay his attention
towards poor road and communication. Otherwise imagine development without roads!
12th Edufest begins on May 30
ITANAGAR, May 28: The 12th Edufest- 2014, North East India’s biggest education fair
will be held at Hotel Donyi-Polo Ashok here on May 30 and 31. It is being organized
by Lynchpin in association with state's leading English daily The Arunachal Times.
Students will have the opportunity to meet over 50 universities and colleges of repute
from all over India who would be participating in the education fair. Edufest is
the only platform in which only AICTE, UGC, MCI, DCI accredited colleges are allowed
to participate. Therefore parents and students could get an idea about entry requirements,
hostel facilities, admissions etc right here without having to travel anywhere. They
will also have a great opportunity to interact and know about the colleges from directors
and professors of institutions.
India’s most popular institutions like Manipal University, Amity University, NITTE
University, Narayana Hrudalaya, Apeejay Stya University are going to be present at
this exhibition. Manipal University has gained international recognition with Satya
Nadella CEO of Microsoft, and Rajeev Suri CEO Nokia both being alumni of their institution.
Rajiv Das of Shillong whose daughter is an engineer with an MNC in New York feels
“In 2006 when I visited Edufest it was a boon as I could get my daughter admitted
to a well known college right here without having to travel all over the country
and spend good money and today she is a very successful engineer in the US”. In the
last 12 years more than 2.5 lakh parents and students from North East have benefitted
Entry to the exhibition is free and students would have opportunities to win tablets
and smart phones through lucky draws at the venue.
Farmers yet to receive subsidy under MMP scheme
RUKSIN, May 28: Commercial horticulturists, including rubber and tea planters of
East Siang district, have voiced discontent with the policy designing of ‘Mission
Mode Project (MMP)’ under Chief Minister’s Plantation Corp Mission claiming that
it failed to fulfill the needs of the farmers.
The Chief Minister’s Plantation Corp Mission was launched in the state in order to
give financial assistance to the commercial horticulturists, who are involves in
tea and rubber plantation activities. The scheme was initially covering six Upper
Arunachal districts, including East Siang, Lohit, Lower Dibang Valley, Tirap, Changlang
and Longding besides West Siang, East Kameng and Papum Pare.
The state government proposed an investment of Rs 3 crore for tea cultivation and
another Rs 2 crore for rubber cultivation under the Chief Minister’s Mission Mode
Project (MMP) during 2013-14 financial year. There is provision in the scheme for
financial assistance upto to Rs one lakh per hectare of land per family for tea cultivation’
and Rs 80,000 for rubber planters to meet the cost of planting, fencing materials
and fertilizer etc. Selection of beneficiary was done by a Selection Committee headed
by the Deputy Commissioner as Chairman, East Siang District Agriculture Officer as
Member Secretary and District Horticulture Officer as Member. Officials informed
that the target allotted in the scheme in the district was 21 units for Tea and 27
units for Rubber.
But, it is alleged that actual and needy farmers have been deprived from the benefit
under the scheme. They are quite unhappy to know the fact that, out of the above
500 rubber planters in the district, only 46 farmers--20 tea planters and 26 rubber
planters--are included in the approved list. The nodal department (Agriculture) in
March last year collected application and submitted the approved list to the authority.
But, the beneficiaries are yet to receive any benefit under the scheme.
East Siang District Agriculture Officer, who is the nodal officer of the scheme,
informed that he was not concerned with money matter in this scheme, but their duty
is to collect the application from the interested farmers and to monitor progress
of the plantation activities.
“We have been assigned to submit the approved beneficiaries’ list to the concerning
directorate and to monitor plantation activities. The Directorate of Trade & Commerce
is all set to supply rubber sapling/tea bush through contractor. We are not informed
whether the benefit will be given to the beneficiaries in the form of cash or kind”,
the DAO said.
It is pertaining to mention here that the Tea Board under the Ministry of Trade and
Commerce set up a regional office at Itanagar headed by one Assistant Director for
development of the tea plantation activities in the state. As such, the Jorhat regional
office of Rubber Board India (RBI) under the Union Ministry of Industry and Commerce
had launched rubber cultivation project in the state.
Special workshop for small tea growers held
ITANAGAR, May 28: A field-based special workshop cum demonstration program on “Cultural
practices in tea for the Small Tea Growers (SC/ST) of Arunachal Pradesh” was organized
by the Arunachal Advisory Centre, Tea Research Association (TRA), Itanagar in one
of the progressive small tea growers’ field at Balijan area on May 27. About 50 small
tea growers participated in the workshop. The workshop was conducted by Dr. S K Pathak,
Deputy Director, Advisory Services, Tocklai Tea Research Institute, TRA and sponsored
by the Tea Board of India (TBI). Officials from department of Trade and Commerce,
GoAP, Regional Office, TBI and Arunachal Advisory Centre, TRA were also present as
Speaking on the occasion, B J Bordoloi, Junior Advisory Officer, Arunachal Advisory
Centre, TRA informed that TRA’s ultimate effort was to disseminate the technical
knowhow of tea cultivation among the upcoming tea growers of Arunachal Pradesh through
such workshops to augment the tea scenario of the state.
Dr. S K Pathak elaborated about the right technique of maintaining un-prune and young
tea to combat with drought to overcome the ill affects of this a-biotic stress. He
also informed the participants about the latest research findings of pest and disease
management in tea and elaborated the stringent regulation to avoid undue pesticide
residue in tea, which was a global concern. He emphasized on minimum and judicial
use of pesticide and to adopt all possible safer pest management practices like cultural,
botanical etc to minimize the pesticide load in tea plantation. He also discussed
in details about fertilizer application, plucking and tipping, weed control in tea.
S. Rajbongshi, Assistant Director, Regional Office Itanagar, Tea Board of India informed
that small tea growers should form self help groups to avail the financial benefits
of various schemes launched by the Tea Board of India.
T Togur, Assistant Director, Department of Trade & Commerce, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh
in his address informed the participants about the initiatives taken by the department
for the benefit of the small tea growers of the state and requested TRA & TBI to
take initiative to impart such training cum demonstration programs in future to disseminate
technical knowhow amongst the small tea growers of other tea growing districts of
the state. Tana Tad, Papum Pare District Secretary, APSTGA also spoke on the occasion.
During field demonstration, the method on bringing up young tea and nursery, which
are generally deficient amongst the small growers was demonstrated and discussions
were also held on various cultural practices in tea to be followed in next few months
for better crop. This was followed by the technical session of the workshop under
the chairmanship of Toko Togur, according to a release.
5th Itanagar Career Fair begins
ITANAGAR, May 28: The 5th Education & Career Fair -2014 was inaugurated by Dr. T
Padu, Joint Director Higher & Technical education, GoAP at Hotel Arun Subansiri today.
Around five hundred students visited the Fair on its inaugural day. The two days
Career Fair is being organized by the SAPE, a leading educational fair organizer
in South East Asia in support of Higher & Technical Education Government of Arunachal
For many students, a visit to the SAPE Education Fair marks a new phase in their
life. This is where they made their decisions not only on the choice of their program,
but also the education institutions to help them build their future. For others,
SAPE Education Fair is a place for them to gather information to make an informed
choice for their educational needs.
With 11 years of successful track record since its inception in 2004, SAPE Education
Fair is now recognized by the education industry as one of the most effective platform
to promote and disseminate information on courses offered by renowned institutions
of higher learning.
The education extravaganza features over 30 leading Indian institutions at the event.
This 2-day event will provide aspirants a single gateway to entire gamut of academic
and professional courses available in India in various conventional and non-conventional
Institute from Delhi, Dehradun, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, West Bengal, Assam
and many places are participating the fair.
SAPE career fair has been pioneering education fair of Arunachal Pradesh and focusing
education in India. During last four years SAPE career fair has presented unique
opportunities for students of Arunachal Pradesh to directly meet reputed college
from all over India and enable them to shape their career.
The students can also gain information on education expenses that are a definite
requirement to fund today’s growing expense in education. The students can also use
this platform to avail scholarships and on the spot admissions.
AoL announces ‘Live Healthy, Work Happy’ retreat
ITANAGAR, MAY 28: The Art of Living (AoL) is holding a unique stress management and
rejuvenation retreat this weekend at its Campus located in Jully (Jollang) basti.
It will be held from 5 pm on Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, it will have full-day
sessions. The participants can opt either for residential or non-residential option.
Well-furnished accommodation is available in the campus.
“Stress is one of the main factors that stop us from living a healthy and happy life
and being efficient and productive in our personal and professional duties. This
workshop is designed to equip the participants with tools to take charge of life
and reduce stressors in their day-to-day life, both professional and personal,” said
Rajaque Rahman, a faculty of the Art of Living.
Christened ‘Live Well, Work Happy’, this workshop is meant especially for officials,
executives, professionals and decision-makers who find it difficult to attend the
regular courses of the Art of Living due to tight work schedule. “It will help the
participants attain a perfect work-life balance,” he adds.
The idea behind the workshop is to provide a complete experience that will not only
help one rediscover and reclaim a joyous life, but will also equip with all the tools
needed to lead a happy life. Set in an idyllic atmosphere of the Art of Living Campus
and away from the hustle-bustle of city life, the workshop will provide a complete
holiday for the body, mind and spirit.
Through the workshop, the participants will have a beautiful opportunity of knowing
themselves and experiencing the life-transforming powers of the Sudharsan Kriya.
A unique breathing technique gifted to the world by renowned humanitarian and spiritual
guru His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the Sudarshan Kriya is proven to promote
overall physical, mental and social wellbeing.
In addition to Sudharsan Kriya, you will learn meditation, yoga, pranayamas and relaxation
processes that result in higher concentration, energy, joy and peace of mind.
District co-ordination meeting held at Yingkiong
YINGKIONG, May 28: A district coordination meeting participated by all the Circle,
Sub-Divisional Officers and all Heads of the Departments was conducted at the Conference
Hall of the Deputy Commissioner, Yingkiong today.
The Deputy Commissioner Dr. Tariq Thomas, presiding over the discussion calls for
promotion of cordial and goodwill relationship among the heads, officers of the respective
departments and their close coordination and cooperation with the district, sub-divisional
and circle administrations.
Dr. Thomas stressed the need for creating a conducive atmosphere and environment
for initiating work culture for greater achievements in respective fields and departments
in the district. During the meeting, the house discussed upon every ongoing and uncompleted
projects of the district.
The EE(PWD) explained the reason of non-completion of Nubo, Gandhi and Kodak bridge
over Siang and lack of maintenance of Yingkiong Township road. EE(WRD) committed
to complete the Tourist Lodge Building at Geku latest by March -2015.
The Deputy Commissioner asked EE (Electrical) to issue letters to the defaulter HOOs
to clear the pending electrical bills in time and also advised the concerned department
to implement CM's Health insurance scheme in time.
The Project Director (DRDA) Hengo Basar informed that uploading the RD Programme
in internet was a difficult problem in the district.
During the discussion on horticultural and cash crops Dr. Thomas advised DHO to encourage
Cardamom and Kiwi Plantation in place of Opium Cultivation in Mariyang, Mopom, Katan
area. The Deputy Commissioner asked the DF &CSO to streamline the Public distribution
system as per State Government’s monthly Quota alloted to all Cooperative Lamps and
Fair Shops in regard to ration commodities.
The DIPRO Onyok Pertin informed and appealed to all HOOs to follow State Government
advertising policy in publication of advertisement/Quotation in all local dailies.
Concluding the discussion, Dr. Tariq Thomas sought cooperation and coordination from
all the heads of department in building and developing the remote district and asked
one and all to take daily attendance through biometric machine and cautioned that
disciplinary action would be taken against those erring officers and officials in
the district. DIPRO
Changlang DC urges Geo-Enpro & OIL to take up CSR schemes
CHANGLANG, May 28: Changlang Deputy Commissioner, Chanchal Yadav, convened a meeting
with the officers of Geo-Enpro petroleum limited, Kharsang and Oil India Limited,
Diyun to discuss various issues relating to the royalty deposition to the state exchequer,
CSR activities undertaken by the organizations, problems or issues faced by them
and potential of expansion of their activities in Changlang District, here at DC’s
conference hall, Changlang today.
The Deputy Commissioner while enquiring the calculation of royalty ratio and its
submission appreciated the companies for timely clearance of the royalty. She encouraged
the companies to enhance oil extraction and assured for every possible help from
the District Administration to maintain conducive environment in the area.
Enquiring upon the Corporate Social Responsibility activities, she asked them to
carry out these activities sincerely in the area for the larger benefit of people
living in the area. Appreciating compassionate nature of both the companies, she
urged Oil India Limited to include repairing of the rope way between Miao and Diyun
in their CSR fund which would benefit the poor local people of the area and the representatives
of Geo-Enpro Petroleum Limited to immediately construct protection wall at the land
erosion point at Kharsang resulted by one of their project which is affecting the
Later, the representative of both the companies raised issues before the Deputy Commissioner
which are affecting expansion of tapping areas for which she assured to look into
it personally and take necessary steps to sort out possible solutions. DIPRO
PPA, AAPSU congratulate Rijiju
ITANAGAR, May 28: Messages are pouring in from various political parties, unions
and organizations to congratulate Kiren Rijiju for his induction as Minister of State
in the Union Ministry.
While expressing gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for inducting Kiren in
his council of ministers, People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) hoped Rijiju, who proved
himself as a worthy son of the state, would impress upon the central government to
bring Arunachal Pradesh under Article 371 (A) of the Constitution, which is long
cherished dreams of people of the state.
Claiming that the ‘defective’ Statehood Act of 1987 bestowed the rights of rich natural
and cultural resources of the state on the hands of the central government, the party
hoped Rijiju will liberate the people of the state from the bondage of high command
culture and give the Arunachalees their legitimate rights over their rich natural
and cultural resources.
The party further urged Rijiju to take initiative to start trade through Tibet and
South East Asian countries to enable the people of the state a beneficiary in the
process of economic liberalization and globalization.
The Party also hoped for a transparent and accountable Govt. in Arunachal Pradesh
under Modi led NDA government in the Centre.
Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) while congratulating Rijiju for his induction
as minister of state in the union council of minister, expressed confidence that
he will live upto the hopes and aspirations of the masses and prove his wisdom through
“During 2004-09, Rijiju had vociferously highlighted the various issues concerning
the North Eastern region, particularly Arunachal Pradesh through his qualitative
participation on the floor of the house forcing the Centre to pay special attention
to this sensitive border state,” AAPSU said.
The BJP Legislature Party (BLP), Arunachal Pradesh, on behalf of the people of the
state congratulated Narendra Modi led central government with 45 strong Union Cabinet
Ministers after securing a resounding victory with absolute majority at the Parliament.
The BLP Arunachal Pradesh also congratulated all the Parliamentarians, who have been
inducted as Union Ministers and hoped the country will start its new beginning of
socio-economic and political development under the able leadership of Prime Minister
The Legislature party also extended its congratulation to Kiren Rijiju, Member of
Parliament from 01-Arunachal West Parliamentary Constituency for his induction as
union Minister of state (MOS) for home affairs and thanked the Prime Minister for
including him in his Ministry.
The Legislature party also congratulated Sarbananda Sonowal, MP from Lakhimpur, Assam
for being appointed as the Union Minister of State with independent charge.
CIF Kolkata visits Itanagar Childline
ITANAGAR, May 28: Two officials from Regional Resource Centre (RRC), Kolkata are
currently in the city on a three days “Networking visit” to monitor the Childline
activities in the state.
It is hoped the visit of the two officials Avik Mitra, Senior Programme Coordinator
and Saptarshi Hazra, Programme Coordinator of RRC will further strengthen activities
of Childline in Arunachal Pradesh.
The CIF representatives will also attend the first meeting of the State Child Advisory
Board (CAB) scheduled for May 29 at the chamber of Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner.
Aimed at strengthening Childline services in Itanagar, the CAB meeting will be first
of its kind and assumes great significance. The visiting team lauded the efforts
of the State Social Welfare Department and other line departments and the keen interest
the officers have taken in improving the lot of children and the cooperation extended
Popularly known as 1098, (Ten Nine Eight), Childline is a National 24-hour, free,
emergency phone-in and outreach service for children in need of aid and assistance.
Initiated in 1996 as a pilot project in Mumbai, Childline is a project run by the
Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India in collaboration with
the State Government, NGOs, Academic Institutions, UNICEF and the Corporate Sector.
It has been set up to provide assistance to children in distress particularly missing
children, runaway and abused children, child in need of medical assistance, child
laborers, street children, substance abuser children etc. It also offers shelter
and rehabilitation and other long term services.
Childline is a civil-society-government partnership under the aegis of the ministry
of women and Child Development (MWCD), Government of India. Childline India Foundation
(CIF) is the organization for the Childline 1098 service in India.
Through your esteemed daily I would like to request BSNL authorities to provide proper
service as general public of the state is suffering due to very low quality service
provided by them. Especially at Yingkiong public is very upset with the service of
BSNL. In this 21st century rest of the world is equipped with 4G, 5G but the people
of Upper Siang are still waiting for 3G service. The only broad band service in the
dist is the worst as most of the time broad band service is cut off due to the reason
best known to the authorities. We the poor citizen is paying our hard earn money
to get broad band service with a hope that we can get update of local dailies online
as local news paper of the state takes 3 days to reach Yinkiong. BSNL is the only
hope but nothing can change the fate of this district. The district administration
is silent in this issue even after repeated request made by public as they are paying
bills from the govt fund but what about poor public which is paying from own pocket
even without getting proper service. Both the authorities’ i.e BSNL & dist. administration
need to address the grievances of the public and wake up from the deep slumber! If
they can’t do anything, at least they must arrange to rebate the monthly rental.
I am amazed to see all the officers carrying smart phone in the district and I can’t
understand how they are using this smart phone where 3G, wi fi service is not available.
I mean what is the meaning of having this smart phone???? Last but not the least
I hope GM BSNL will understand the suffering of this poor district in particular
and the state as a whole and find out amicable solution to this long pending dreams
of the citizen.
Tashi Nopi, Yingkiong.
Political appointees are useless
Through your esteemed daily I would like to state that Chairman & Vice- Chairman
appointed by the Government of Arunachal Pradesh under political compulsion does
not benefit the common people. For that matter even concerned department against
whom they are appointed also gets no benefit. They just act as voracious wolf waiting
to gulp up the scheme implemented by the State Government by virtue of occupying
the chair. These Chairman and Vice-Chairman are not generating any profit for the
concerned department nor are the head of the department free from them (voracious
wolf). They should have been guiding the department with innovative skill but it
is seen that chairman and vice chairman of our state just only care for the individual
benefit and enjoy the power. State government provide them security and expensive
vehicles which is unnecessary and pure case of the misuse of state fund.
Whenever common public of the state wants to meet officer then the PA(personal assistant)
replies, “SIR BOL RAHA HAI Kl CHAIRMAN SAB SAT MEIN HAIN, KAL AANE KELIYE BOLA Hain.”
On the next day same answer is repeated by PA of each department. But fact is that
inside the office those voracious wolfs are doing nothing but just bargaining with
the officers to claim their quota from whatever scheme given by state government
to the concern departments. This is nothing but an act to get individual benefit.
Poor thing is that even officers are not allowed to work freely by those useless
appointed chairman and vice-chairman.
Therefore, I would like to ask state government ‘what will be the power and function
of Minister/MLA,’ if Chairman and Vice Chairman occupy every departments. Let elected
leaders enjoy their power and function as per power conferred by the state govt.
So, we are hopeful that new government under the leadership of Chief Minister Nabam
Tuki will stop this political appointment system in the interest of Arunachal.
Asstt. Info. & Pub. Secy.
Broad day light robbery
Through your esteemed daily I would like to highlight the khushi-marji attitude shown
by shopkeeper of khushimarji land i.e Arunachal pradesh.
Most shopkeeper never return balance money instead they opts for Candies, Chewing
gum etc. When questioned they answered, "Bhai change nahi hain." These are broad
daylight robbery and it has been possible only due to sheer arrogance shown by public
towards change money. Also there's extra additional money including retail price
charged by shopkeeper in the names of transportation charges, cooling charge etc.
As of now I rarely see any person complaining/asking for remaining changed money
and have never seen any action taken by the concerned department toward these shopkeepers.
So people wake up from the slumber and starting tomorrow ask for remaining money
and register your complain at consumer forum as in democracy few voice are not enough
to make an impact. We all need to join our hand and roar till the lung gives out
“UNITED WE STAND DIVIDE WE FALL"
In connection with the news item published in your newspaper dated 23rd May, 2014
regarding ‘Immediate release of SSA fund demanded’, it is imperative that the matter
be clarified to the readers and those directly concerned with the subject.
The allegation made by the BRCC & CRCC Coordination Committee Kurung Kumey district
that “the implementation of all SSA programme is being delayed because of non-release
of the file by the DC” is totally false and baseless. The concerned files are not
in the office of DC, Koloriang. The files were brought before the DC by the officials
of the concerned department and approved. The files were brought again by the concerned
officials for release of fund and it was observed that no guidelines or laid down
procedures were followed and therefore, it was kept in abeyance. The files were again
brought by the concerned officials before the i/c DC, wherein the same omissions
were observed and returned to be put up again observing the laid down guidelines
and procedures for release of the said fund. And it is thus till now. The press
release is a deliberate attempt to malign the office of DC, Koloriang and misguide
the public. Such type of insinuation is totally uncalled for and objectionable.
C. Chuku (EAC)
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address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
---- Editorial ----
As per the report published in various local dailies, Students’ Union of Rajiv Gandhi
Govt. Polytechnic, Itanagar alleged that the land belonging to institute is being
encroached by the public. Union has demanded Additional District Magistrate (ADM)
to make spot visit of the encroached land and evict all the encroachers immediately.
It is believed that encroachers have developed bamboo plantation in the encroached
area and have started to claim the plantation area as their land.
This report should be taken seriously by the education department and cases should
be lodged against those encroachers. It is matter of great concern as to how insane
citizen of this state has become that they are starting to encroach upon the land
of educational institution. Rajiv Gandhi Govt. Polytechnic is one of the few technical
institutes of state which is offering professional courses to the young students.
We all are proud of this institute and should contribute to make it even better.
The citizens should not disturb the sanctity of institute by indulging in such shameless
act of encroachment.