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2011

November -  24

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Arunachal win 4 medals on day 1

National Weightlifting C’ship

M Doley

ITANAGAR, Nov 23: Arunachal Pradesh struck three silver and a bronze on the opening day of the 7th National Youth (Boys & Girls) Weightlifting Championship at Nirjuli near here today.

Jimjang Dero won three silver one each in snatch, clean & jerk and total lift in Youth Boys 50 kg weight category. He lifted a total of 168 kg (73 +95).

Dero (14)  is a student of Army Sports Institute, Pune.

Kipa Chaku won a bronze in clean &  jerk in the same weight category. He lifted a total of 159 kg (68 kg in snatch, 91 kg in clean and jerk). Chaku (13) is a class student of SAI SAG, Naharalgun

The gold medal in this category went to Trinad Sabhagi of Andhra Pradesh. He won two golds, a bronze with a total lift of 169 kg (73 kg +96 kg).

L. Ajit Singh of Manipur won a gold and a Bronze by lifting 74 kg in Snatch and 164 kg in Total.

On the end of day one, West Bengal was leading the medal tally with 5 gold and one bronze followed by Manipur (2 Gold, 3 Sil, 2 Br.) and Andhra Pradesh (2 gold, 1 Br.)

Commonwealth Youth Weightlifting Championships Silver medalists Soram Hitler Tagru and Takio Yana would compete in their respective weight categories tomorrow.

 

Results:  

 

Youth (Girls) 44 kg:

Chandrika Tarafdar, West Bengal, 3 Gold in snatch (50 kg), clean & jerk and (65 kg), total  (115 kg).

Sarala Sahu, Chhattisgarh, 3 Silver in snatch (47 kg), clean and jerk (59 kg). total (106 kg)

P. Ganga Devi, Manipur, 1 Bronze in snatch (46 kg).

Riya Sen, Bihar, 2 Bronze in snatch (55 kg), clean & jerk, total (98 kg)

 

Youth (Girls) 48 kg:

Jotimal, West Bengal, 1 Bronze in snatch (56) 2 gold in Clean & Jerk (73 kg) and total (129 kg)

A. Inoubala Devi, 1 Gold in Snatch (58 kg), 2 Silver in Clean & Jerk (70 kg)  and total (128). M. Purnima Chanu, Manipur, 1 Silver in Snatch (56 kg). Monalisha Sonowal, Assam, 2 Bronze in Clean & Jerk (63 kg) and total (113 kg) .

 

A common man’s govt: Tuki

Talks with Assam to solve boundary problem

BOMDILA, Nov 23: On his maiden visit to the district after assuming the office of the Chief Minister of the state, Chief Minister Nabum Tuki today termed his government as “Common man’s government”.

Tuki assured to reach out to the people at the grassroots level but called for maintaining peace and tranquility as peace paves the way for development and prosperity. On the frequent tussles and reports of skirmishes along the Assam-Arunachal boundary, he disclosed his talks with his Assam counterpart and hoped that the vexed issue would be solved amicably.

Addressing the people at Singchung and Rupa,  Tuki disclosed that the portfolios of the Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries of the state have been allocated and the government has become fully functional this very day in order to bring stability and to carry out the various developmental activities which had been hampered due to the political turmoil in the last 4-5 months.

Paying rich tributes to late CM Dorjee Khandu,  Tuki assured the people to carry forward the vision and the various developmental activities initiated by the late Chief Minister.

Impressing upon the government departments and other functionaries, Tuki reiterated for judicious use of the central funds strictly adhering to the laid down norms for the all-round development of the state. The state government under his leadership would prioritize the developmental needs and his government would accord priority for construction of teachers’ quarters in order to revamp the educational scenario of the state and to rightly implement the Right to Education Act, he said.

Later Tuki visited the ongoing construction of the Government College building at Wanghoo village under Bomdila circle.

During his stay, he inaugurated the Multipurpose Cultural Complex at Singchung ADC post executed by the Rural Works Department at an estimated cost of Rs two crore funded by the Uion Ministry of Cultural Affairs.

He also inaugurated the School auditorium of Govt HSS Rupa constructed by the Public Works Department for Rs one crore under SPA.

The Chief Minister would be inaugurating the Water Treatment Plant at Bomdila tomorrow and visiting the Buddha Peace Park. He would also be attending the Torgya festival at Gontse Gaden Rabgyeling Monastery, Upper Gonpa, which began today. Among others, Minister Finance & PWD Chowna Mein, Parliamentary Secretaries T N Thongdok R T Khunjuju, Tsewang Dhondup, Kariko Kri, Lokam Tasar, Kumar Waii, Phurpa Tsering, Kumsi Sidisow, Jambey Tashi along with DC, SP & HODs accompanied the CM in the day-long programme. (DIPRO)

 

Panchayat Empowerment and Accountability Incentive Scheme

ROING, Nov 23: Awareness on Panchayat Empowerment and Accountability Incentive Scheme (PEAIS) for the panchayat leader was held on Tuesday with a call from the district Zilla Chairperson Chiliko Meto for decentralization of self governance at the grass roots level.

“We have a long way to go in achieving full devolution of powers to the panchayat,” he said and encouraged the next upcoming generation of panchayat leaders to keep fighting for their legitimate right.

Although the concept of self governance had constitutional and legal recognition, it is yet to be fully implemented, particularly in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, he said. The PEAIS scheme introduced in 2005–06 by the ministry of Panchayati Raj, uses a devolution index to measure the extent to which states had transferred the 3Fs (Funds, Functions and Functionaries) to the Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRI).

The evaluation process to assess performance on devolution index is held country wide every year. During the last evaluation process (2009-10), the performance of Arunachal Pradesh ranked very poor at 22 out of 23 states/UT.

Chairing the meeting, Meto informed that performance of the panchayat is assessed by the performance assessment committee at zilla, anchal and gram level.

After the assessment, 3 best gram panchayats, 2 best anchal samitis and 1 best zilla parishad is selected from each district and awarded Rs 20 lakhs for best zilla parishad, Rs 20 lakhs each for best anchal samitis and Rs 70,000 each for best gram panchayats, he said.

In the meeting, blank format and questionnaires used in the assessment of the performance of the panchayats, were distributed to the PRI leaders to be filled up by them.

The awareness meeting was organized by the district panchayat development office and was attended by SDO W Tikhak, EAC M Pertin and all PRI leaders of Lower Dibang valley district.

 

Revamp Animal Husbandry and Veterinary dept :AAPSU

ITANAGAR, Nov 23: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) members today called on Director of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary in his office at Nirjuli. During the interaction, AAPSU President Takam Tatung put forwarded few questions about the department.

Tatung specially raised the issue why Animal Husbandry and Veterinary has failed to live up to the expectation of people. “Arunachal is a hilly state and for the tribal people domestic animal is the most important part of life. Most of the tribal are non-vegetarian. There is vast market for poultry and piggery farming in Arunachal. However, veterinary department has not been able to tap that potential,” stated Tatung. He further added, “In the early 90s veterinary department was quite active with implementation of various   schemes for benefit of citizen. But in the last few decades this department is dying a slow death.”

Tatung also questioned “why many projects like Mithun breeding and other farms started in state failed. “Many projects of department comes but never get properly implemented. Project worth crores has gone missing and nobody knows what happened to them. AAPSU want to know why Animal Husbandry and Veterinary as a department has failed despite so much money being pumped in.”

He went on to add, “We want to urge the new Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Minister, to bring in some drastic changes and bring back the glory days of department. The department needs urgent attention so as to ensure that real people get benefit of various schemes.”

 

Raj Bhavan gets battery operated car

ITANAGAR, Nov 23: Continuing its effort to promote use of solar and renewable energy, Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency today handed over a battery operated car to Raj Bhavan. Along with many things to see, the solar driven car will be one of the new attractions for the visitors to Raj Bhavan.

The Governor General (Retd.) J.J. Singh along with the State First Lady Anupama Singh, Secretary to Governor Ankur Garg and APEDA Director Marki Loya took a ride in the four seated car around the Raj Bhavan compound. The Governor, who has been stressing on use of renewable energy and rain water harvesting methods, urged upon people to commit themselves towards environmentally friendly practices, moving towards more energy efficient practices at home and office, recycling, better management of natural resources, supporting organic products and farming and use of solar energy.

APEDA Director expressed his hope that Raj Bhavan, which has turned into source of ideas and is visited by large numbers of people including children, the battery operated car will definitely spread the message on the need to use of renewable energy.

Providing details of the car, the APEDA Director informed that the battery operated car has been procured under the Special Area Demonstration Programme (SADP) of Union Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE). It runs on 8 nos. of 6V batteries with the help of a 3.7 kw AC motor. It requires no petrol or diesel for its running. It is a completely a green vehicle. There is no air or noise pollution. Once it is fully charged it runs for 8 hours or 40 km at a maximum speed of 20 kms.

Highlighting on the works of APEDA, Er. Loya informed that the agency has been putting lots of effort to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency in the State. It has illuminated 523 remote villages through solar system. 67 nos. of hydels in the range of 10 kw to 200 kw are also implemented under Prime Minister’s package to electrify remote un-electrified villages. It has been doing a great job for the villages in remote place, where electricity was a distant dream. It also maintains the Energy Park which continues to impart scientific knowledge. (PRO, Rajbhavan)

 

Assam Forest officials evict Sango villagers

ITANAGAR, Nov 23: According to information received from Taraso Circle Youth Association (TCYA), the forest officials of Assam Forest Department, accompanied by Assam Police, CRPF carried out an eviction drive at Sango village under Taraso circle of Papum Pare early morning today.

Eight houses, including orchards were destroyed and valuable articles, domestic animals and poultry taken away by the team,the report said.

The villagers, who were sleeping in the morning, fled the area after they saw the eviction party, it said.

The association demanded the state government, SP and DC Papum Pare, local MLA to immediately deploy one Company of IRBn jawan at Taraso for safety of life and property of the people.  

Meanwhile, All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) came down heavily on  the Assam Forest Department for carrying out the inhuman eviction drive.

It questioned as to why no concrete steps have been taken to stop such evictions. “The Department of Border Affairs by GoAP have not been able to deal with the recurring problem,” it alleged.  

It further said that high level meeting conducted several times jointly by the representative of Assam and Arunachal Governments  did not bear any positive results. Union appealed to the govt. of Assam and Assam Forest Department not to dishonor the age old cordial relation among the people along the boundary areas. It said that prior intimation should be served to the Govt. of A.P and local authority concerned before such eviction drive is carried out in any part of the boundary areas of Arunachal.

The Union appreciated the ZPM Tarraso for highlighting the sensitive matter before the administration and the initiative taken up by the local administration.

 

Warm winters without firewood

ITANAGAR, Nov 23: With a view to decrease the pressure on forest, the Forest Department organized a demonstration of bio-mass briquette making technology at Bomdila on Nov 22. The technology was demonstrated by technicians from Green Energy Ltd, Dehradun. The programme was attended by the DFOs and staff of Bomdila, Shergaon and Tawang Forest Divisions, Head of Departments of West Kameng, local NGOs and members of the public.

The technique can be used in any combustible biomass like dried pine needles, bamboo, agricultural waste (paddy husk, maize cobs etc) and weeds.

The biomass undergoes a process of anaerobic combustion where 30-40% of the biomass is recovered as charred material. Then the charred biomass is mixed with a binder like animal-dung or clay and crushed and compacted to get a briquette. The briquettes are compact, lightweight and about a kilogram of briquette burns for almost 1 hour.

IIT Rourkee tested the calorific value of the pine needle briquettes as 5800 Kcal/kg which is comparable with the Oak, the most preferred species of firewood in West Kameng and Tawang.

Chir pine is a major species in the area. Chir pine needles fall on the ground and cover it like a blanket. Further the needles have high oil content and are easily combustible. This thick blanket smothers all ground vegetation and regeneration of new plants. So graziers set fire for clearing the ground of pine needles to get a fresh flush of grass. This controlled burning sometimes gets out of hand and grows into major forest fires causing loss to life, property and the environment. The utilization of pine needles for creating a product that can be readily consumed in the market can be a multi-pronged conservation tool. It will encourage regeneration of plants, lessen the threat of forest fires, reduce pressure on forests for firewood and generate employment for people from forest resources and encourage them to conserve the forest.

The technology was appreciated by all and public put forth a proposal to the government officials to consider giving loans to unemployed youth for the briquetting machine under various schemes. The Bomdila forest division will hold similar demonstrations over the next few months in various villages in the division.

 

Two- day Consumer Awareness Campaign gets under way at Pasighat

Prafulla Kaman

PASIGHAT, Nov 23: The two-day exhibition cum Consumer Awareness Campaign organized by Arunachal Pradesh Legal Metrology and Consumers Affairs department in collaboration with East Siang district unit got under way at Pasighat Town Club today.

The programme aims at creating awareness among the consumers on assessment of quality of goods and services through observation of standardized marks like ISI, Agmark, ISO FPO etc and to approach Consumer Courts in case of any grievance. As such, an aggrieved consumer can either report to office of Legal Metrology department or move consumers' court against defective goods, deficiency in services and unfair trade practices.

The programmes was inaugurated by Dr BN Hazarika, dean of Horticulture College at Pasighat, stressed on the need of consumer’s awareness to get rid of the growing menace of selling of articles below the prescribed standards.

The programme was followed by exhibition cum mechanical demonstration on the ways to trace exploitation made by the traders.

As many as seven enforcement officers of Legal Metrology department including three from East Siang and two fro East Siang district unit besides secondary school students are participating in the programme.

The Assistant Controller of Legal Metrology K.P Tago, who played an active role in the inaugural programme today, informed that the concluding programme slated for tomorrow will include a quiz competition among the students.

 

Arunachalee karatekas shine in international event

ITANAGAR, Nov 23: Arunachal Pradesh won five Gold, two Silver and one Bronze medals in the 8th International Wado Kai Karate Championship held at Nainital, Uttaranchal from November 18 to 20 last.

Neta Menjo,  Likha Lej, Tato Nilling won a Gold medal each in their respective weight categories while Tap Menia and Yania Dugi won Gold in Girls under 14-15 years and 16-17 years category respectively.

PC Dingla and Mima Bui won a silver medal each in Boys under 16-17 years and 14-15 years age category respectively, while Dado Mema won bronze in girls under 18 yrs category.

The Arunachalee karatekas have also won three gold and a bronze in the 14th All India Wado-Kai Karate Do Championship held in the same venue.

The medal winners were Ngongchen Hodung (Gold), Yapong Sonam (Gold), Bamang Yakum (Gold) and Taro Cheging (Bronze).

The team was led by Sensei Yarda Niki, president cum chief instructor, Arunachal Wado-Kai Karate-do Association and Nanu Sangha, secretary, Arunachal Wado-Kai Karate-do Association and coach, Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy.

 

Help for needy farmers

Itanagar, Nov 23: For implementing RVP/FPR program in his constituency, MLA Nabam Rebia handed over Rs 5 lakhs (approx) to the needy farmers. The ceremony was organized by Rural Work Dept at Moin village. The occasion was marked with event of cow/bullock distribution as farm support where twenty families of the area were benefited.

“Such Program will play a major role in developing and making our farmers independent, which will boost the rural socio-economy, said president of Sangdupota BCCI unit Ngurang Changriang.

The function was attended by APCC General Secretary T.C.Tok and EE (RWD), N. Phaichulupa,  EE (PHED) Tadar Mangku and host of officers and PRI members and villagers.

 

ANYO rejects NYWA demand

ITANAGAR, Nov 23: All Nyishi Youth Organization (ANYO) rejected the Nyishi Youth Welfare Association (NYWA) demand for re-initiating Pradeep Thakur ToI issue, saying that the case is under process. It also said that  no communal tension or internal strife among the tribes had happened due to ToI issue.  

 

Salary demanded

ITANAGAR, Nov 23: All Arunachal Pradesh Multipurpose Workers’ Association demanded release of the salary of multipurpose workers at earliest. It claimed that workers have not been paid salary since July 2010.

 

AEKSU calls early distribution of ex-gratia

ITANAGAR, Nov 23: All East Kameng Students’ Union (AEKSU) today appealed to the district administration to distribute the ex-gratia relief  announced by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki at earliest to victims of tragic bridge collapse incident in Seppa.  

Requesting the district well-wishers and officers to extend their helping hands to the victims, AEKSU appealed to the government to investigate and repair the dilapidated bridges across the state to thwart recurrence of such tragic incidents.

 

Jomar Tosai wins first prize

ITANAGAR, Nov 23:  Jomar Tosai Nayam, a Class VIII student of GSS RGU Complex won the first prize in a district level painting competition on fire precaution and prevention organized by Superintendent of Police Papum Pare district at higher secondary school Doimukh on 14 November last.

Nabam Tatang of government higher secondary school Doimukh and Khyoda Attu of VKV Sher Kimin bagged second and third places respectively.

 

Appointment

ITANAGAR, Nov 23:  Tadar Oping and Gida Hinter have been appointed as president and general secretary of All Capital Complex Auto Welfare Association (ACCAWA).

 

PAPF&PAYWA demands

ITANAGAR, Nov 23: Paktu Area Peoples Forum (PAPF) and Paktu Ao Youth Welfare Association (PAYWA) held a joint meeting with government committee headed by Minister Tanga Byaling  on Nov 18 last here to discuss issues pertaining to the demands of organizations .

The committee was empowered to draw recommendations to the State government regarding solution to the grievances of Paktu area peoples within one month.

PAPF&PAYWA submitted four points demand to the State Government which include early establishment of District and Session Court at Aalo, Up gradation of District Hospital Aalo to General Hospital, Sanction of Rs 15 crore from SPA fund for Paktu area Heritage land allotment at Aalo for Paktu area Heritage Centre and inclusion of four unofficial DLAAB members from PAPF and PAYWA on permanent basis.

 

17th State Karate C’ship

ITANAGAR, Nov 23: Parliamentary Secretary (Tax and Excise) Lokam Tassar would attend the inaugural ceremony of the 17th State Level Karate Championship as chief guest on November 26 while Arunachal Citizen’s Rights Chairman Bamang Tago would be the guest of honour.

The closing ceremony would be attended by MLA Phurpa Tsering and SSA deputy director Ashok Tajo as chief guest and guest of honour on November 27.

The seminar cum referee examination would be conducted on November 25.

 

Action against ‘erring’ DDSE demanded

ITANAGAR, Nov 23: Alleging embezzlement of Government property by the DDSE cum District Project Officer Daporijo, the Upper Subansiri District Intellectual Forum strongly demanded the Upper Subansiri Deputy Commissioner to take action against the erring officer.

The Forum, in a release, said that a case  (No. WP (C) No 316 (AP/2011) & FIR No. 77/2010 Date 09/08/2010)  was registered against the DDSE in this connection. “But  no action has been initiated against him till date,” the Forum said and threatened to go for democratic movement in the form of district bandh, if appropriate action is not taken against the officers within five days.

 

Essay writing competition

ITANAGAR, Nov 23: An essay writing competition is being organized by All India Quami Ekta Committee on topic “Quami Ekta Diwas and National Integrity” at Arunachal Community College on November 25 to mark the Quami Ekta Diwas.

 

PhD for Anju

ITANAGAR, Nov 23: Anju Jaishi has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Zoology by Rajiv Gandhi University for her thesis “Experimental validation of fertility regulation and toxicological effect of crude root extract of Piper L on female Albino Rat. She conducted her research works under the guidance of Dr. HN Sharma.

 

15 days ultimatum to APST

ITANAGAR, Nov 23: Claiming that APST bus has not been plying from Itanagar to Tirbin in West Siang, Tirbin Unemployed Youth Association and Tirbin Area Students’ Union today served 15 days ultimatum to APST general manager to redress the issue. They threatened to go for 12 hours Chakka bandh if the authority fails to redress the their grievances.

“The bus service to Tirbin has not been resumed even after the GM had given assurance,” they lamented.

 

Compensation demanded

ITANAGAR, Nov 23:  Poor road condition due to negligence of the authority has led to death of Rutum Kamgo, an Akhil Bharatiya Arunachal Vikash Parishad member on Nov 5,  alleged Volunteer People Union for Democratic Right. It demanded compensation for victim’s family.

Kamgo died  at a road mishap at Silapathar.

 

New forum formed

ITANAGAR, Nov 23: With an objective to fight against adulteration, All Arunachal Pradesh Anti-Adulteration Forum has been formed with Vikram Tayem and Kipa Tagung and Tamar Tana as President, general secretary and vice president respectively.

 

Society pins hope on CM

ITANAGAR, Nov 23:  All Arunachal Pradesh Handicapped Welfare Society (AAPHWS) hoped Chief Minister Nabam Tuki would do better for the welfare of people with disabilities in the state. The society also exuded confidence that the Chief Minister would implement the state draft policy on persons with disability (PWD).

 

Association urges govt. to step in

ITANAGAR, Nov 23:  Expressing concern over the acute shortage of PDS items in FCI godown in the state, Arunachal Pradesh Fair Price Shop Dealers Welfare Association (APFPDWA) urged the state government to step in to resolve the crisis before the it worsens.  

Meanwhile, the association deeply mourned the death of FCI Manager Pranjal Kumar Medhi and prayed for eternal peace of departed soul.  

 

ALSU opposes convention hall inside IG park

ITANAGAR: Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU) has expressed concern over report that a new convention hall is being constructed inside Indira Gandhi park, which comes under green zone belt.

In a release ALSU questioned as to how such ambitious state of art project can be constructed inside IG Park.

“Capital has available land for such project. We can’t understand that why UD and Housing department has chosen IG Park for it. For whole of capital, IG Park is the only place to spend leisure time. We are shocked at the move of the department,” ALSU stated in a release.

Further it added, “IG is symbolic for every Arunachalee as Independence and Republic Day celebrations take place there. We strongly oppose this project and urge department to shift the site.”

 

National Seminar on Democracy & Diversity in NE

ITANAGAR: The Department of Political Science, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam is organizing a UGC–SAP sponsored National Seminar on Democracy and Diversity in North East India on Feb 9 and 10. The Panels related to the main theme are identified as Democratization: Consolidation and Contestation, Unity in Diversity: Learning from each other, Accommodating Diversities, Democracy and Federalism, Multicul-turalism, Minority Rights and the Question of Autonomy, Possibility of Reverse Wave of Democratization etc.

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News Impact

Preserve what we have

Dear Editor,

Arunachal Pradesh has one of the most sought after things in the world.  We have rich natural resources. Where everybody else is teaching and practicing ways and methods of retaining the environment, we are blessed to be one of the very few places in the world to be living in the midst of nature. It is up to us to keep our lovely motherland the way it was given to us.

I ask all my fellow brothers and sisters to do our bit in keeping our state natural and beautiful.

Yours,

A Citizen (on email)

 

 

Fact cannot be denied by anybody

Dear Editor,

Thanks to the Chief Engineer, Department of Hydropower, GoAP for letting us know the establishment of hydel station in Vijaynagar. Also congratulate & appreciate your commendable efforts to set up such a heavy project in such a remote area without having means of roadways. At the same time, we the people of Vijaynagar thank the Aruanchal Times in bringing the news of Vijaynagar often in recent news.

It is true that the project has been commissioned in March, 2011 but the fact cannot be denied by anybody, the Vijaynagarians are devoid of any developmental activities.

Unless and until it  completely functions and the facilities are provided to the local people, it is not worthy to take forward or pre-assume any developmental work.

Yours,

Bhumi Upadhayaya

Noida, (on email)

 

 

A case of lost wallet and phone

Dear Editor,

Three months back I lost my wallet on the way to Senki view. I was a kind of freaked out, as it contained my ATM cards, money, documents and my govt I-card.

Looking for it, I rushed to the places that I visited only to have no glimpse of it. Later at afternoon I received a call from a man telling me that he had found my purse and that I should collect.

I was very happy and indeed I was very thankful to him as I thought if somebody found it they won’t return it but I was wrong. So I went and collected it but could not thank him in person as he was busy with some work.

If you are reading it now, I am really thankful to you.

On the other hand, I lost my mobile phone while shopping at Naharlagun.  I searched for it but in vain. Three weeks later I received a message at one of my numbers stating "this number xyz is using your mobile please contact your nearest police station if you are not aware of it".

At that moment I remembered that I had activated my mobile tracker and if someone ever put a new sim in my mobile I will be notified at one of my numbers.

So immediately I rang that number to inquire. The response was cold so I asked him to at least return the Sim and memory cards as it contained important images and contacts. The number is since switched off after I made the call.

It’s not about mobile phones; it’s about who you really are. There are lot of incidents where many of us find articles that do not belong to us. Some of us take it not thinking how important it would be to its owner, while others are kind enough to return.

Yours,

Alvish Zoot

Naharlagun, (on email)

 

 

Thank you

Dear Editor,

I want to express my thanks to you for being a voice for us. It is good to read our voice in your daily.

I urge you to be a continued voice and champion for the cause of the people of the state- especially the weak one.

Yours,

A. Ngwazah

 

 

Include public administration

Dear Editor,

I would like to remind the department of Education in particular and intelligentsia of our state in general about the importance of Public Administration as a subject. Public administration is such a subject which provides a good foundation for administration of the state. The subject covers the topic like art of management, financial administration, developmental administration, morale so and so forth which are very much essential in day to day administration in any organisation. Be it private or governmental organization, the Public administration is equally relevant. The subject has been gaining such a popularity due to its relevance in administration that all the successful UPSC candidates are taught Public Administration in their first four months common foundational course at IAS training institute Mussori. Not only that there are speculation that UPSC will be introducing public administration as compulsory in UPSC syllabus. So introducing public administration as separate and independent discipline like history, economics is the need of the hour in our state.

So, considering its relevance in the present scenario, I appeal to the department concerned and intellectual community of our state to encourage introduction of Public Administration as separate subject in Colleges and University of our state and Dept. of Public Administration should be created and established in Rajiv Gandhi University.

Yours,

Kimlong Longri

New Delhi

 

 

Please clean the dumped garbage

Dear Editor,

I would like to bring to the notice of the higher officials manning the department concerned with the maintenance of sector roads and collection of garbage from sectors. The road leading to SP office in Ganga (G Extension) is akin to a jungle track, with huge bumps and series of potholes.

The condition of the road has been the same for the last one year and it is worth wondering whether it will get repaired or not. If so when?  Now the icing on the cake on the same road is the series of garbage dumps, which has not been collected since the last many months and now it is beginning to give sweet smell.

Unfortunately for us and for the department it is winter time so rain god does not come down to clean the garbage. It seems the department is understaffed or they might have forgotten that this place exists in Itanagar.

It is worth mentioning that this particular area has many important offices like SP's off, Directorate of Fire services, Police Officers mess etc. So it is my humble request to the department concerned to please listen to our plea and relieve us of the misery.

Yours,

Suffering citizen,

(on email)

 

 

Kamba needs better facilities

Dear Editor,

This is in response to the demand made by Hiru-Hirik Students’ Union (HHSU) regarding bank with ATM facilities Kamba.

I strongly support their movement and encourage them not to stop until they get a positive response. Kamba is one of the oldest, important and highly populated towns in West Siang district.

There is a Govt College and more than 30 villages in the area and also the road towards China border passes through the main town. It is however surprising that there is no SBI bank or ATM there. The people of the area go to Aalo for their banking purposes because there is only one Rural Bank in the town.

On the other hand, Donyi-Polo Govt. College Kamki is in pathetic condition. It not only needs improvement in infrastructure but also more teaching Staff and Library Books.

So, I strongly appeal to all the student bodies of West Siang District to support the movement of HHSU for the cause of the people.

Yours,

Kiryi Potom

Itanagar, (on email)

 

 

Don’t marginalise us

Dear Editor,

I was really thrilled to read the news ‘IAF Advanced Landing Ground at Vijoynagar re-activated’ on Nov 19 edition.

Had it not been for the state Governor and media, we would not have been reading this exciting news.

Anyone who has visited Vijoynagar knows how the people of that part are surviving with no electricity, road communication and proper medical facilities, just to name few.

I hope reactivation of the Landing Ground at Vijoynagar will bring some changes soon in this remotest part of India and the rights of the indigenous people of this land will be acknowledged and the privileges they deserve as per the laws and constitutions of the state and country given.

It’s a painful to experience negligence and marginalization.

It’s my humble plea that the government would have mercy on the marginalized people living in Vijoynagar Circle.

Yours

Ati B. Yobin

Bangalore, (on email)

 

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Record high in emission of greenhouse gases

 

According to a new report by United Nations World Meteorological Organisation, greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere have hit a record high in 2010 and the presence of greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere last year reached its highest levels since pre-industrial times.

It will linger in the atmosphere for decades, even if we stop pumping them henceforth.

The latest edition of WMO’s placed special focus on rising nitrous oxide concentrations, also notes that the rate of increase of greenhouse gases has recently accelerated.

According to the report, the 20 years to 2010 saw a 29% increase in radiative forcing, the warming effect the gases have on the Earth’s climate, from greenhouse gases, with carbon dioxide accounting for 80%of this increase.

Human activities, such as fossil fuel burning and agriculture, are major emitters of greenhouse gases, which trap radiation within the Earth’s atmosphere, causing it to warm and spur climate change.

Carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide are the three main contributors to greenhouse gasses, with carbon dioxide’s atmospheric abundance rising by 39%since the start of the industrial era in about 1750.

Further development in the alternative energy sector to stem the rapid growth of greenhouse gases would be the need of the hour.

The need of the hour is investment by funding alternative energy sources that are non-polluting.

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