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.
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
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
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.
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
“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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
ITANAGAR, Nov 23: Tadar Oping and Gida Hinter have been appointed as president and
general secretary of All Capital Complex Auto Welfare Association (ACCAWA).
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
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.
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
“The bus service to Tirbin has not been resumed even after the GM had given assurance,”
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
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
Preserve what we have
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
A Citizen (on email)
Fact cannot be denied by anybody
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.
Noida, (on email)
A case of lost wallet and phone
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.
Naharlagun, (on email)
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.
Include public administration
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.
Please clean the dumped garbage
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
Kamba needs better facilities
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
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.
Itanagar, (on email)
Don’t marginalise us
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
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.
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
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