ITANAGAR, Nov 07: Namsai Police arrested an extortionist identified as Ranjit Gogoi
of Namsai and recovered Rs.1 lakh from his possession yesterday.
A team of Namsai police under the supervision of Lohit SP Tumme Amo and Namsai SDPO
K Padu laid a trap immediately after receiving the complaint of extortion threat
by miscreant demanding Rs. One Lakh over telephone from a Namsai based business firm,
which led to arrest of the extortionist.
A case has been registered against the extortionist at Namsai PS (Case No. 174/13
) under section 384 IPC.
NES clarifies on eviction drive
RUKSIN, Nov 07: Reacting to a news item on eviction drive at Nari town published
in this daily recently, the Nari Elite Society (NES), a newly constituted NGO, clarified
that it didn’t conduct any eviction drive at Nari Township as alleged by All Arunachal
Pradesh Workers Union (AAPWU).
While flatly denying the allegation, NES president Ibom Bomjen said that they did
not demolish any residential house or make any government servant homeless. The NES
has termed the move of the labour union as conspiracy against the NGO for which the
union leaders should seek unconditional apology for their baseless allegation.
“The NES members had only urged those Govt. officials, who had been rearing domestic
animals, to keep the cow-sheds and pig sties clean in order to maintain hygienic
atmosphere in the area.
It may be recalled that AAPWU lodged a complaint with Nari ADC and East Siang Deputy
Commissioner against NES for allegedly conducting unlawful eviction drive at Nari
Township and demolishing temporary residential quarters on October 5 last.
Vivekananda Ratha arrives today
ITANAGAR, Nov 07: The Swami Vivekananda Ratha Yatra, being organized by the Uttar
Purbanchal Ramakrishna Vivekananda Bhava Prachar Parishad in association with Ramakrishna
Math and Mission centers in the North East to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary
of Swami Vivekananda, is arriving in Itanagar tomorrow.
Accordingly, a public meeting is being organized at the helipad of RK Mission Hospital
on November 9, from 9 am onwards. The prime aim of organizing this Ratha (motorized
chariot) Yatra is to spread the teaching's of Swami Vivekananda.
In-service teachers training held
ITANAGAR, Nov 07: The in-service teachers training conducted by SSA District Mission
for teachers of Papum Pare to enhance their teaching capacity, update knowledge and
teaching efficiency concluded at Sagalee on November one.
The teachers were imparted training on innovative teaching methods covering all subjects,
especially Science, Mathematics, language during the nearly five-month-long training.
The teachers were also trained on continuous and comprehensive evaluation system.
The training covered all the teachers from block and clusters levels.
The training was imparted as per the module developed by the SCERT and SSA Rajya
Takkar House adjudged overall champion
ITANAGAR, Nov 07: Takkar House was adjudged overall Champion in the IVth College
Day celebration of Government College, Seppa.
Tadu Tallang was declared as the best athlete while Ganesh Kamsa of BA first year
won the best literary award.
Jyoti Taku and Arjun Pordung were adjudged Miss and Mr College, 2013 respectively.
Memi Gyadi, BA third year, was awarded for highest attendance in class for the session
2013-14. In singing and dancing competitions, Mekum Tok and Mini Pordung were declared
Best Singer and Best Dancer respectively. Hopo Dolo got the ‘Best Worker’ trophy.
The closing ceremony yesterday was attended by Superintendent of Police A Tamut,
who urged the teachers to help mould student’s future and make them fit for successfully
face any challenges in life in future. He said, “Students are like vessels in the
sea and the teachers are the rudders to show the direction to reach the proper destination.”
Chayangtajo ADC incharge Dahey Sangno in his brief speech explained the true meaning
of education. He said that just having degrees does not make one life complete.
“Education is the manifestation of perfection already in man,” he quoted Swami Vivekananda’s
Later, Tamut and Sangno distributed prizes to the winners of various competitions.
Bandh passes off peacefully
ITANAGAR, Nov 07: The 24 hours bandh called by All Pakke-Kessang Pijeriang Dissing
Passo Seijosa Students Union (APPDSSU) in its area on Tuesday in protest against
non-fulfillment of various demands passed off peacefully, claimed the Union in a
The union has been demanding for immediate deletion of bogus voters from voters’
list of Pakke Kessang Assembly Constituency, especially those which were included
during summery revision of electoral rolls on October 24, conduct of fresh hearing
and immediate declaration of permanent site for Seijosa ADC headquarters.
Other demands included, refund of money allegedly collected by ADC Seijosa as LPC
fees from various applicants, posting of circle officer at Dissing Passo, stop transfer
and posting of teachers and other govt officials on pick and choose basis etc.
Chayang Tajo ZPM demands for mobile phone service
ITANAGAR, Nov 07: Chayang Tajo Zilla Parishad Member Lama Bagang, on behalf of the
people of the area, has demanded the BSNL authority to immediately provide mobile
phone service at Chayang Tajo ADC headquarters.
The chairperson in a release claimed that the BSNL mobile tower at Damdila Tajo under
the ADC headquarters has been lying defunct since its installation in 2011.
While describing the hardship faced by the people of the interior area due to non-availability
of mobile phone service, the chairperson urged the GM, BSNL to immediately activate
the mobile tower at Damdila Tajo failing which the people have threatened to launch
The ZPM claimed that the BSNL GM in August had assured to fulfill the demand.
AAPLU memo to PCCF
ITANAGAR, Nov 07: All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union (AAPLU) in a memorandum has
demanded the Principal Chief Conservator Forest (PCCF) to conduct departmental promotion
committee (DPC) meeting for promotion and regularization of all the deserving contingency/casual
staff serving in the Department for many years.
AAPLU memorandum claimed that many deserving and senior-most contingency/casual staff
have been languishing in the same post for more than 15-20 years depriving them from
their legal right of promotion. Since the Government has approved 25% reservation
for contingency staff, who have been working dedicatedly for more than 30-40 years
in a department, the Department should regularize the service of those senior-most,
experienced contingency staff, the memorandum said.
It also urged the PCCF to allow representative of the Union in DPC meeting.
ABK condemns assault on Govt. officer
ITANAGAR, Nov 07: The Adi Baane Kebang (ABK) condemned the reported assault on Dr
Rajen Perme, Deputy Director of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary, at his official residence
inside the Regional Sheep Breeding Farm (RSBF) campus at Sangti, Dirang in West Kameng
district allegedly by three persons, including one Tashi, UDC attached to RSBF, and
two panchayat leaders with sharp edged weapons on October 31 last without any valid
reason, and demanded stringent action against the ‘culprits’ involved.
Viewing seriously the “brutal” attempt on the officer, the ABK appealed to the law
enforcing authority to award exemplary punishment to the culprits.
It, however, said it is learnt that the accused were bailed out immediately till
the victim was undergoing first aid treatment, which is disheartening to every govt
employee. It strongly appealed to the law enforcing authority to re-arrest them to
deliver ‘justice’ to the victim.
Child and Lok Adalat at Yingkiong
YINGKIONG, Nov 07: Juvenile Justice Board, Upper Siang District conducted a Child
Adalat at Yingkiong yesterday.
Three out of the four cases taken were disposed of in the child Adalat. The juvenile
were imposed fine of Rs 3000 each and asked them to perform community service.
Tapik Pertin, Principal Magistrate, Omiyang Boli Member JJB and Apang Jongkey, Member,
JJB attended the Child Adalat (meeting).
Further, the District Legal Service Authority conducted a Lok Adalat in the court
premises of the office of the Deputy Commissioner here today.
The four-member Lok Adalat headed by DC Liyon Borang disposed of four civil and criminal
cases and Rs. 56,500 was realized in the form of penalty from the offenders. The
cases were resolved on the basis of mutual agreement. DIPRO
AACWA bandh declared illegal
ITANAGAR, Nov 7: The District Magistrate (DM), Itanagar Capital Complex Under Section
144 CrPC has declared the 12-hr dawn to dusk Capital Bandh called by All Arunachal
Contractor’s Welfare Association (AACWA) on November 11 illegal.
The DM also directed bandh callers to abstain from any act that may affect normal
The DM has directed the Itanagar SP to take all necessary steps to prevent the bandh
called on November 11. He instructed that action must be taken against anyone who
is found violating the law.
ITANAGAR, Nov 07: Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) will hold its XII Convocation on
President Pranab Mukherjee will be the chief guest of the programme and deliver the
Mechuka Adventure Fest begins with a bang
MECHUKHA, Nov 07: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki declared Adventure at Mechuka open to
the thunderous applause of the huge gathering marking the beginning of the three-day
maiden Tourism Adventure Festival here today.
Addressing a huge gathering of revelers and tourists, Tuki said Terming Mechukha
a unparallel and unmatchable picturesque valley also known as ‘land of medicinal
ice water’, the CM highlighted the state’s importance recorded in mythology besides
the unspoiled nature that has made it as ‘the Paradise Unexplored’, the most sought
after destination of the world. With such diversity not only in its geography but
also in our way of life- it has a lot to offer to any tourist visiting this part
of the country, he reasoned.
With 11 approved tourist circuit in place, we offer travel destination routes to
our esteemed visitors. Each circuit is complete within itself. Chose from the five
distinct fields of interest viz. Culture, Adventure, Nature, Heritage and Art & Craft,
he said, adding that “My government has attached top most priority to promotion of
the tourism sector, the only sector which could generate massive self employment
avenues while enriching the state exchequer”.
The CM pointed out that the GoAP under tourism policy envisages PPP for investment
in tourism sector, including resorts, star hotels, budget hotels and guest houses
with the GoAP to provide land on long term lease basis allowing private sector to
come up with design-build-own-operate models on a revenue sharing basis with the
GoAP besides in transportation, sight-seeing, food and beverages sectors.
Later, he also informed the gathering about the Chief Minister’s Health Insurance
Scheme which would offer insurance coverage of Rs. 2 Lakh to the poor families.
The CM, who inspected the advanced landing ground earlier, said that air service
in this land-locked state would improve drastically with the operationalisation of
seven airfields being upgraded by the Indian Air Force. While appreciating the hospitable
local people whose positive attitude had resulted in flow of tourists to this far
off land against all odds, the CM urged the media persons to play proactive role
as ambassadors to promote tourism sector.
The chief minister has given special thrust to tourism sector and had introduced
Mukhyamantri Paryatan Bikash Yojna with Rs 2 crore last year and has sanctioned Rs
5 crore this year for its success in providing subsidized tourist cabs to generate
employment, said Tourism Minister Pema Khandu.
Mechukha is unique for its tourism potential and would draw global tourists in increasing
number soon, he said adding that private investment in developing good hotels and
restaurants is essential to meet the demand as the tourism department alone cannot
meet the demand. He also assured all possible support for the expansion of tourism
in Mechukha besides directing the DC to send proposals for creation of Ramo circle
and Mechukha as a separate district which was a demand of the masses.
Tribals are known for their peace loving nature and hospitality which is also precondition
for the growth of tourism, said Lok Sabha member Takam Sanjoy, adding “We may be
Memba, Ramo, Palibo, Bokar and Tagin but our unity is our strength as reflected by
the fusion dance of the young girls”.
It is time to rise to the occasion as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has sanctioned
the double-lane Trans-Arunachal Highway that would link Mechukha and serve as a harbinger
for speedy growth, he said, adding Alo-Kaying-Tato portion has been sanctioned. “Extend
all possible help instead of creating hindrance in your own interest,” he pleaded.
Assuring for a BSNL tower at Tato and hoped the CM would consider the demand for
district, the MP added.
There should be a tourism festival every year at Mechukha as was desired by the CM
during Lossar festival to popularizing the place with huge tourism potentials, said
Tourism Parliamentary Secretary P D Sona.
He exhorted the locals to extend hospitality to the visitors with love for the growth
of tourism sector.
Sona while urging the CM to fulfill the people’s demand to make Mechukha a separate
district said that the district HQ Aalo is about 190 km away from here. An independent
district would expedite the socio-economic development of the people along with creation
of Ramo circle, he added.
Pleasant wind sang the song of nature as the CM along with Lok Sabha member Takam
Sanjoy took a boat ride in Yargyap Chu flowing nearing the venue and visited various
stalls showcasing traditional dresses, attires, art and crafts besides local cuisines.
Earlier, the CM, after arriving with the MP and tourism secretary Sonam Chombey,
inspected the festival ground along with Tourism Minister Pema Khandu and Tourism
Parliamentary Secretary P D Sona West Siang Manoj Sahu, SP Mari Riba, Mechukha ADC
Ravi Dhawan, enjoyed the river crossing, tried his hand at trap shooting besides
watching the para gliders taking off from the hillock with keen interest.
The CM also inaugurated convention hall of the tourism department, funded by the
union tourism ministry under the Meeting Incentives Convention & Exhibition (MICE)
tourism schemes and built at a cost of Rs 332.64 lakh. The infrastructure included
a 60-seater conference hall, 30-seater board room, pool/bar room, two suits, office
room, kitchen and dinning hall.
The CM team also inspected the community health centre and interacted with the three
medical officers to get feed backs on the problems confronted by them and the common
diseases of the locals, namely respiratory problem, Hepatitis-B, stomach and liver
As the CHC records about eight delivery monthly and 20 patients daily, there should
a plan for a 50-beded hospital, the CM said, adding that he has directed to conduct
survey on common diseases in different parts of the state and their remedies.
Sona, who is the local MLA, informed that considering the growing need for better
health delivery system, few medical equipments were procured with border area development
fund but the attempt get fund NRHM for the building is yet to materialize though
Rs 80 lakh has been earmarked for its renovation.
High Level Committee recommends reformation of Civil Administration
ITANAGAR, Nov 07: The new High Level Committee constituted by the state government
to look into various demands of the APCS Officers’ Association has recommended reformation
of the civil administration to bring a modem look into the present set up as well
as for quality and effective administration and delivery system.
“After comprehensive deliberation, study and examination of relevant practices in
other States, like Assam, Mizoram and Nagaland Civil Services and also prevalent
acts and regulations at the state level, the Committee recommends for reformation
in Civil Administration to bring modem outlook into present civil administration
as well as for quality and effective administration and delivery system,” the Committee
said in its recommendation letter.
The Committee held series of meetings on July 1, August 23, September 6, October
4 and 31 this year under the Chairmanship of Tape Bagra, Chairman of the High Level
Committee, to study and examine the various demands placed by the APCS Officers’
Association on different occasions.
The Arunachal Pradesh Civil Officers’ Association (APCSOA) has time and again given
various representations for addressing their issues including demands for administrative
changes/reformation in view of changing scenario as well as changes coming up due
modernization, to cop up with present situation and to ensure good governance and
the effective delivery system in administrative business at all levels, it said.
The other recommendations included, op-gradation/identification of 10 posts as Additional
Secretary, Secretary and Commissioner and Secretary to Govt, streamlining of APCS
Grade Posts vis-a-vis change of nomenclature at different grades of APCS (at par
with Assam, Nagaland & Mizoram Civil Services etc.), streamlining of Lateral Entry
to SCS, provision of Triennial Cadre Review etc. “The recommendations will certainly
bring changes in State Civil Administration and will also fulfill the genuine aspiration
of serving state civil servants of the state and will provide good governance down
the line up to the expectation of the general mass,” it added.
Traders fined for violating Legal Metrology Act
PASIGHAT, Nov 07: Continuing its drive against use of non-standard weighing and measuring
instruments and violation of Packaged Commodities Rules, the Assistant Controller
of Legal Metrology Department (LMD), Pasighat, KP Tago along with Inspector Amrit
Taba conducted raids in Pasighat market areas recently and seized numbers of illegal
weighting and measuring instruments and also crockery items worth Rs 20,000 from
six shops under provision of Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011.
The labels of the seized crockery items found in packaged form during the raids were
either tempered with or the prices printed erased or used additional price stickers
in place of the original ones to sell those items at higher prices. The dishonest
businessmen were penalized Rs. 2000 each for violating various rules under Legal
The assistant controller cautioned that one can be fined upto Rs 10,000 for using
unverified weighing and measuring instruments in first offence, while for subsequent
offences; he/she may be imprisoned for one year and/or with fine.
Meanwhile, East Siang Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava while appreciating the
efforts of the department said that periodical verification of every weighing and
measuring instruments is mandatory under Legal Metrology Act and businessmen have
to produce their certificates of verification as proof of accuracy during departmental
She felt ‘Jago Grahak Jago’ campaign launched by Union ministry for consumer affairs,
seems to be having very little effect as people still fall victim to the marketing
tactics and buy counterfeit items. The DC advised customers to contact the Legal
Metrology, in case they feel they are being overcharged or cheated. DIPRO
Question of written statement went missing does not arise: JMFC
ITANAGAR, Nov 07: Reacting to the news item published in this daily regarding allegation
leveled by RTI activist Payi Gyadi charging Judicial Magistrate First Class Talo
Potom of manipulating with statement of co-accused Rupam Wary of bomb planting case,
today JMFC summoned Rupam Wary and took deposition.
Informing this JMFC Talo Potom in a letter to Chief Judicial Magistrate, Itanagar
stated that, “It is to inform that the files and records are maintained in Judicial
branch during the period in 2011 as regards to the case mentioned above and during
the time of hearing, the case filed was put up for the recording of statement of
the alleged accused U/s 164 Cr.PC. As you are aware of the fact that all the Magistrates
are always busy in own official works and it is not possible to remember each and
every case and, therefore, to clarify the statement in question, the accused person
Mr. Rupam Wary was Summoned today at 1100 hours and I have taken the deposition.”
Further he added, “Now, as the case stand, he has identified the CTC copy of the
statements and he categorically submitted that the statement recorded in typed out
copy is correct and it was to be replaced by the hand written statement. Therefore,
the question of missing hand written statement does not arise at this point of time.”
UD Minister for quick utilization of fund
ITANAGAR, Nov 07: UD and Housing Minister Rajesh Tacho asked the District Urban Development
Agencies (DUDAs) to immediately utilize the fund and submit UCs and audit report
so that further installment of fund can be obtained from Centre under National Urban
Livelihood Mission (NULM). Attending the 14th Governing Body Meeting of State Urban
Development Agency in the Conference Hall of the Directorate of Urban Development
and Housing yesterday, Tacho informed that the SJSRY has been now replaced by National
Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM).
Padi Richo, Parliamentary Secretary (UD) and Vice Chairman SUDA , called for organizing
awareness programme on linking the RSBY and JSBY to urban poor so that the huge
expenditure on health sector could be saved and all the poor people can get health
Earlier, TabaTedir, Chief Engineer-cum-Director (UD), who also is Member Secretary
(SUDA) made a PowerPoint presentation on action Taken Report of 13th Governing Body
meeting and placed new proposals, which the meeting approved.
The meeting also adopted a resolution to request the Central Government to cover
all the urban centers of the State for coverage under NULM.
J Basar, Deputy Director-cum-PO (SJSRY) made a PowerPoint presentation on the salient
features of NULM and apprised that the NULM will be run on mission mode for alleviation
of poverty in Statutory Towns across the country.
Ashapani micro hydel project commissioned
ITANAGAR, Nov 07: The 2x30 kilo watt Ashapani micro hydel project has been commissioned
in Chaglagam circle under remote Anjaw district of Arunachal Pradesh bordering China.
With the commissioning of the project recently, the long-awaited demand of the circle
for total electrification of the remotest circle and its adjoining villages has been
fulfilled, official sources said here today. Chaglagam was in news recently over
the intrusion of Chinese troops across the Line of Control in August.
Meanwhile, the department has been working on another hydel project, 2x100 KW Kachopani
project in the same circle which is expected to be completed by December, sources
Both the projects were funded under the Special Plan Assistance (SPA) of the Prime
"Each and every household is lighted up despite its remoteness as the micro hydel,
a dream project of the circle, has at last succeeded. Inaccessibility and tough topography
caused immense hurdles and it was tough for us to make the project functional," informed
P Tripathi, Assistant Engineer of the Department based at Chaglagam.
The district has tremendous scope for hydel power generation due to various perennial
streams and rivers. So, the Hydro Power department has been making all-out efforts
to harness their potentials at various pockets of the circles in the district in
order to make Anjaw a ?power house? district in next few years, Tripathi said.
A switch yard needed to be constructed to connect the power grid to supply in the
power deficit districts including Lohit, Dibang and Lower Dibang Valley, Changlang
and Tirap, he added. PTI
BJP reviews security scenario
ITANAGAR, Nov 07: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s National Convenor, Security Cell,
P Chandra Sekhar Rao in a meeting with party’s state unit office bearers here today
reviewed the ‘external as well as internal security scenario” in respect of Arunachal
During the meeting, the National BJP convenor was briefed about the poor defence
infrastructure along Indo-China border at Kibitoo, Chaklagam and Walong sectors in
Anjaw district and the hardship faced by the defence personnel deployed there.
A BJP team led by Tagak undertook a tour to Lohit and Anjaw districts from October
19 to honour the soldiers who sacrificed their lives at Walong sector during the
1962 Indo-Sino war as part of the party's Sarhad to Pranam and Sahid Shradhanjali
While addressing the meeting, the state BJP president lambasted the Congress led
UPA Government at the Centre for failing to properly man the Indo-China border in
Arunachal Pradesh even after 50 years of the India-China Indo War in 1962.
Tagak requested Chandra Sekhar to convey all the central leaderships of the party
(BJP) of the grave situation and take up the matter with Central Government for developing
infrastructure along China border.
The state BJP president recently demanded the Centre to immediately construct an
all weather defence road in Anjaw district of the state in view the threat perception
from China, following the recent incursion at Plam Plam near Chaglagam on August
He said that the Centre should immediately construct the 60 km stretch of road from
Bomten village to the last border post at Chaglagam in Anjaw district to match infrastructure
Meanwhile, Chandra Sekhar called upon the party leaders of the state to conduct such
tour on regular basis to have first hand information on border related issues and
problems so that it can be taken with Centre.
The meeting was attended by party General Secretary Dominic Tadar and Spokesperson
The state office bearers meeting of the party was also held yesterday and discussed
in length about the party’s poll preparedness and current political scenario in the
The meeting was presided over by Tagak and attended by National General Secretary
Tapir Gao, General Secretaries Dominic Tadar, BR Wage and other senior leaders.
DNGC Annual Day celebration begins
‘Concentrate more on study,’ MLA asks students
ITANAGAR, Nov 07: The 34th Annual College Day Celebration of Dera Natung Govt College
began in a colourful manner at college ground here today.
Various games and sports, cultural and literary activities will be organized among
the students during the five-day programme.
Inaugurating prog-ramme, Trizino MLA and APEDA Chairman Kumsi Sidisow advised the
students to concentrate more on their studies. He also encouraged them to participate
in co-curricular activities for overall development. He hoped this college week will
provide them a good opportunity to show their hidden sports, literary and cultural
Deputy Chief Councilor of Itanagar Municipality Kipa Babu while reminding the students
of their heavy responsibilities towards the society and the nation, advised them
to devote their time and energy in study to achieve the desired goal in life. He
also asked them to refrain from entertaining any bad and evil thoughts.
In his welcome address, Principal of the College Tomar Ete highlighted the significance
of college day celebration which gives a platform to collegians to show their talents
in different disciplines.
General Secretary of the Students’ Union Tai Rohit informed that the students have
been divided into four Houses, namely Subash Chandra Bose, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal
Nehru and Bhagat Singh Houses.
Various cultural programmes were displayed during the inaugural day.
Bomdila College celebrates XIVth College Day
ITANAGAR, Nov 07: The XIVth College Day of Government College Bomdila has been celebrated
yesterday in a befitting manner.
Attending the function as chief guest, Lumla MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Jambey
Tashi advised the students to strive for excellence in life. Delivring few words
of advise, Jambey asked to devote their time in study and live up their parent’s
expectations. He also asked them to avail the facilities given by the government
for building their career.
Later, Jambey distributed prizes to the winners of various competitions.
In her speech, Superintendent of Police V Arya sought cooperation from all in maintaining
law and order situation in the district. She also assured the college authority to
extend all possible help in creating an environment in the college that is conducive
for teaching and learning.
Chief Coordinator of ANSU Pritam Dolo and West Kameng SP V Arya also attended the
Principal of the college Dr. SC Nayak highlighted various achievements of the college
during the last 25 years. He also urged the Parliamentary to look into few pressing
problems of the college and to take up the matter of introducing Commerce stream
in the College with the authority concerned. He informed that the Education Minister
during silver jubilee celebration last year had ‘promised’ to open Commerce stream
in the college besides introducing Education as one of the subjects.
He also informed that the NAAC Peer team headed by Tripura University Vice Chancellor,
Prof Arunodaya Shaha is visiting the college on November 18 to 20 for reaccreditation
of the college.
General Secretary of the college read out the Annual Report and requested the Parliamentary
Secretary and the ANSU Chief Coordinator to take up with the authorities concerned
for early posting of teachers, especially in Geography and Hindi, the students accommodation
and shifting of the college to its permanent site in the larger interest of development
of the college.
India, China trade through roads can reduce cost
BEIJING, Nov 07: India and China should consider stepping up bilateral trade through
Nathu La, the mountainous pass in the Himalayas and the road connecting India's northeast
with Myanmar to reduce transportation cost so that the entire region can prosper,
a Chinese daily said Thursday.
"In recent years, Beijing and New Delhi have been engaged in road projects near border
regions, and have also made plans to build railways. Mutual suspicion will increase
if the highways and railways cannot be connected between the two countries. But if
the two can be connected, the entire region can prosper," Global Times said.
The daily praised the Border Defence Cooperation Agreement (BDCA) between India and
China signed during Prime Minister Mannmohan Singh's visit here last month.
It marked an important step toward addressing the long term distrust in bilateral
ties, an article tiled 'Good road make friendly neighbours' in the Global Times here
"If New Delhi and Beijing can strictly abide by the pact and conduct frequent dialogues
between officials at different levels near the Line of Actual Control, there will
be fewer chances of conflicts," it said.
The two nations can then begin considering how to make substantial progress that
promotes business and trade in border areas and benefits the general public, it said.
Currently, China and India conduct their USD 66 billion bilateral trade mostly by
A large bulk of Tibet's imports from and exports to India has to pass through the
port of Tianjin and then be shipped to the harbour in Kolkotta.
"If the two countries can connect their highways via Nathu La, a mountain pass in
the Himalayas, trading cost will drop enormously. Nathu La is located 460 kilometers
from Lhasa, and there are several highways from this historical place to northern
India, eastern Nepal and northern Bangladesh," it said. The countries already trade
through Nathu La located in Sikkim but on a limited scale.
The two sides had agreed to consider strengthening border trade through Nathu La
Pass during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to India.
Agreements between New Delhi and Beijing limit trade across Nathula to 29 types of
goods from India and 15 from the Chinese side after it was reopened in 2006. .
Another route, which extends about 500 kilometers, could connect Tengchong, Yunnan
Province, to Ledo in northeastern India via Myitkyina in Myanmar, the daily said.
"Many businessmen from Myanmar have been transporting Chinese goods to India through
this passage over recent years, and there are a variety of Chinese-made products
in the markets across India-Myanmar border areas," it said.
"Interconnections between western China and northeastern India will not only benefit
the two countries, but also be conducive to the establishment of the Bangladesh-China-India-
Myanmar (BCIM) Economic Corridor that is now being discussed.
"Plus, it can help shape a critical economic circle to provide more vigour and dynamism
to Asia and the whole world," it said.
"In addition, the political role of the new economic zone can not afford.
The article also referred to recent opening of a remote highway by China in Tibet
close to Arunachal Pradesh border.
"The road, which took decades to complete, has provided the once isolated plateau
with a gateway to the world," it said. PTI
---- Readers Forum ----
Give some time
I am an avid reader of your esteemed daily. I have been reading it regularly since
the day of its publication in our state. Your newspaper is a true mirror of our society,
which reflects Political, Culture and Socio economic issues of the state.
However, I read an article heading "Unhealthy Road" published on 6th Nov. 2013 by
some of college students and I do appreciate their concern and welcome their view.
I am living in the Vivek Vihar locality for last two decade and I too have witnessed
such unhealthy environment as mentioned in the article and would like to bring to
light the following point with respect to the article.
Firstly it can be seen that the whole capital complex is facing the pollution problem
and we cannot single out a particular locality. Perhaps everyone is equally worried
including me but pointing at the councilors of the municipality at this time is not
appropriate as the Itanagar Municipality is newly constituted and no actual power
devolution has taken place till today. This situation is causing a lot of hardship
for the all the councilors to perform their duties towards its public due to lack
of manpower, fund and other amenities required to maintain and develop its ward.
Taba Yall Nabam (MESC)
Councilor Ward No.05
Itanagar Municipal Council.
The choice is yours
This is in response to the letter published in your esteemed daily by Bhanu Riba
and Onima Mize few days back regarding their dissatisfaction for not being chosen
for the ACF post even after being from a deserving forestry background and having
cleared all the selection procedures. Here I don’t want to get into this controversy
about who was more deserving or who was not. Instead, I would like to drop few points
why nobody should pursue Forestry Degree as their subject:
1. No preferences (forget about reservation) are given to Forestry graduates in Forest
Dept., or in any other allied department for that matter
2. Forestry subject is not available in APPSC prelim examination.
3. There is no specialization (major/honor) in Forestry subject
4. Graduates from other depts. can apply in Forest dept. job, but we are not eligible
to apply in their depts.
5. Most of the Forestry Graduates and Post Graduates are running from pillar to post
to get absorbed in one or the other department.
So, I would like to appeal to all the innocent parents, guardians and young brother
and sisters of Arunachal Pradesh to not to fall prey to this Forestry degree being
offered by NERIST, Pasighat college or anywhere else in the world, as far as getting
a decent job in our state is concerned. After all, what’s the use of graduation if
it doesn't help much in getting a decent job? Though many Forestry graduates from
NERIST have cracked prestigious Indian Forest Service (IFoS) exams, and my well wishes
to them all, but unfortunately not everybody can become an IFoS officer. However,
by saying this neither I have anything against the colleges/universities offering
Forestry nor am discouraging the students who are presently pursuing Forestry. All
I am saying is prevention is better than cure. It’s a tough and competitive world,
tougher for the Forestry graduates.
Forestry Post Graduate
Restart bus service
Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to put forward the demands
and decision taken by "ALL ZIRO HAPOLI YOUTH ASSOCIATION" (AZHYA), with regard to
the grievances of general public and student in particular, due to steep hike in
"TEMPO FARE". It is to state that due to non availability of any other means of transportations,
there is steep hike in "TEMPO FARE", which is the sole means of transportation for
general public and student traveling to and fro between "ZIRO - HAPOLI". For a mere
distance of 7km one has to pay Rs. 20 as tempo fare which is too high for poor public
We demand to concern authorities for immediate, "Restart of APST Bus Service" for
the convenience of the denizens of ZIRO-HAPOLI. It is our request to concerned authorities
to fix the bus fare as Rs. 10/- for the general public and Rs. 5/- for the students.
We have submitted our appeal to local MLA, District administration, H.O.D'S, and
all concerned authorities and particulars, so we expect for immediate action keeping
in view the welfare of the denizens of ZIRO-HAPOLI as whole.
ALL ZIRO-HAPOLI YOUTH ASSOCIATION
Shift the office at the earliest
Through the column of your esteemed daily I would like to highlight the various problems
being faced by the people of Phassang circle in Kurung Kumey District for kind attention
from the state Govt.
The Phassang circle was created in the year 2000 with its head quarter at Lungsa
with the prime objectives to provide all round development and facilities to the
people of the circle. But it has been gone in vain. After the creation of such circle
office in a remote area in Kurung Kumey District, the Govt of Arunachal Pradesh had
invested or sanctioned crores of Rupees for construction of circle office buildings,
staffs quarters and also established other line departments, like PHED and RWD Sub-Divisions
But most ironically all those office buildings, staff quarters are useless for the
purpose of development and it has been become the residence of the domestic animals
like Pig, Goat, Cow and Mithuns and house mice becoming the regular night Chowkidar
of the said building and establishment. So, the root causes of these shameful acts
are owing to non-shifting of circle office from Nyapin temporary functioning office
to Lungsa at Phassang. So due to non-availability and non- functioning of circle
office Phassang and its various staffs and various establishments at Lungsa the people
of Phassang circle are facing lots of problems and inconvenience in various aspects.
It is also very sad that due to re-shuffling of more than 470 Teachers in Kurung
Kumey district by DDSE Kurung Kumey, some of the sincere, dedicated and experience
teachers who were rendering their best service in the various schools of the circle
were suddenly transferred and posted in different schools of Kurung Kumey District
where there is already huge numbers of teachers. So due to sudden transfer and posting
of those teachers, the students of the various schools of the Phassang Circle are
facing trouble in their studies. Therefore, on behalf of the people of Phassang circle,
I would like to request the State Govt, and department of General Administration
to issue directive for early shifting of circle office from temporary one to the
permanent at Lungsa (Phassang) with all others departments also. It is also requested
to DDSE Kurung Kumey to revoke the sudden transfer of teachers and kindly post them
back in the same schools.
ISRO is doing commendable job
Supporting Kamtey Ringu’s letter, I would like to state that Mangalyan Project is
not at all waste of money rather a research for future. Every research was once considered
wasteful but those findings have today transformed the lives of human being. Kudos
to ISRO for their commendable job and I am eagerly looking forward for launching
of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS)which will give us freedom
from USA's GPS.
Lijum Ete, Aalo
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---- Editorial ----
AFSPA should be withdrawn
The Centre has extended the cover of controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers)
Act in Assam and border areas of Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya for a period of
six more months with effect from November 4. The decision has been taken by the Home
Ministry after considering the security situation in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and
Meghalaya. While AFSPA will cover entire Assam, it will be applicable up to 20 km
from the borders of Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya where insurgent groups are active.
The people of North East state have been bitterly opposing imposition of AFSPA in
the region. The poster lady for anti-AFSPA movement is Irom Sharmila Chanu also known
as the "Iron Lady of Manipur." Since 2nd November 2000, she has been on hunger strike
to demand that the Indian government repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act,
1958(AFSPA), which she blames for violence in Manipur and other parts of northeast
India. Having refused food and water for more than 500 weeks, she has been called
"the world's longest hunger striker." In Arunachal people of insurgency infected
districts like Tirap, Changlang and Longding have been facing brunt of this draconian
law. Security forces are given undue power under this act. Misuse of AFSPA is being
reported from both NE regions as well as from Kashmir. Its time govt of India should
repeal this act to avoid further harassment of innocent citizens of north east and