Rehabilitations of affected citizens remain a concern
Union reiterates demands
ITANAGAR, Oct 30: Namsai Township is slowly limping back to normalcy. The town witnessed
violent clashes on Oct 23 following a rally demanding Permanent Residential Certificate.
Meanwhile, according to sources, some of the 300 people who had to leave their houses
from nearby villages including Mohong have been temporarily accommodated at Urban
Dev. Building. The full rehabilitation is a cause of worry as many lost their houses.
All section of people from various villages and organizations helped the victims
with whatever resources available.
The ATKSSU (All Tai Khampti Singpho Students’ Union), TKDS (Tai Khampti Development
Society), ANAYA (All Namsai Area Youth Association), TKS Council (Tai Khampti Singpho
) and the Women’ Welfare Associatio of Namsai took serious responsibility in handling
Minister (PHED) Chowna Mein, the MLA, Namsai, Nang Sati Mein came forward to lend
helping hand to the affected people of Old Mohong, New Mohong and Silatoo personally
and promised all the possible help financially and physically for rehabilitation.
Chowna Mein, MP Ninong Ering, TKDS and Women’s Welfare Association and other individuals
have donated money as relief for the affected people. The bazaar committee also came
forward to help with open arms along with all the shopkeepers to donate whatever
they could. The P.H.E.D, Electric, Forest, Medical also came forward to help.
Overwhelmed at the response from concerned citizens, the All Namsai Youth Association
(ANAYA) said that it has been proved that humanity is still alive and will never
vanish from the hearts of Arunachalees as it is a tradition and a tribal instinct.
Tai Khampti Development Society (TKDS) and ANAYA has called upon state government
to immediately ban Lohit and Changlang Development Forum (LCDF) for instigating violence
against local tribal’s on October 23rd at Namsai town during pro-PRC rally organized
by non-APST. In seperate press statement it stated that for long both non-APST and
APST citizen have been living peacefully in Lohit and Changlang districts but few
vested interests with political motives are dividing these people.
Coming down heavily on leaders of LCDF, Tai Khampti Development Society has urged
state government to arrest its president and general secretary for thier anti-Arunachal
act. These leaders should be arrested so that long friendly relation between APST
and non-APST is restored in the Namsai area, its added.
Further society has urged fellow Arunachalees to support people of Namsai in this
hour of crisis. TKDS has appreciated All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union Students
union (AAPSU) for their relentless fight to safeguard interest of Arunachal. If AAPSU
had not intervened, then non-APST could have gotten PRC in Lohit and Changlang districts,
Health sector a priority: Dorjee Khandu
NE Annual Conference ends at Tawang
TAWANG, Oct 30: The two days 23rd Annual Conference of North East Branch of Association
of Otolaryngologist of India (NEBAOI) concluded here successfully today. Around 200
ENT doctors and resource persons from North East and other states including New
Delhi thronged to the conference with an objective to sensitize the ENT and its related
Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu while addressing the inaugural function of the conference
yesterday said that health sector has always been a priority of his Government.
Khandu while extending his gratitude to the doctors for conducting free medical checkups
during the conference which benefitted the locals at large, he said ENT related diseases
have been posing a great threat to the world today. He believed that the scientific
deliberation during the conference would be beneficial in improving the Otolaryngology
science in the world. He also expected new modes and means of treatments for the
ENT related cases.
He further appreciated the team for creating awareness and sensitizing the rural
masses on various kinds of diseases and its precautionary measures. The conference
shall provide a platform for furtherance of one’s knowledge in the arena of newer
concepts and developments in surgical techniques, he emphatically said.
In his address as guest of honour, DC D Kamduk emphasized the need of holding such
conferences. He opined that such scientific conference will undoubtedly give boost
to the battle of human against diseases. He also lauded the visiting doctors for
conducting free medical checkups and small surgeries and hope that they would continue
with their efforts for the betterment of human being.
Other highlights of the day were release of souvenir and a book on Otolaryngology.
Among others, CM’s Advisors Tame Phassang, Lobsang Phunstok, Professors and Docotrs
were present in the meeting. PRO to CM/Source.
Ering visits Rani village, unhappy at bad road conditions
PASIGHAT, Oct 30: During his East Siang district tour, Lok Sabha MP Ninong Ering
visited the Rani village, 9 km away from district headquarters to take stock of the
development activities yesterday.
Among others, EEs of PWD and PHED, RWD AE, State Seva Dal Organizing Secretary Oyin
Yomso accompanied the MP during his visit.
While addressing the villagers in a public meeting the MP appealed the gathering
to join hands with single agenda of development only. Stressing on the need of improvement
in education sector, maintenance of health and hygiene, MP also emphasized on brotherhood
and harmony which is the key factor in accelerating the pace of development.
MP however, expressed dissatisfaction over the bad road condition and informed that
he is putting the best efforts for immediate restoration of the Ruksin-Pasighat and
the township roads which are expected to be completed soon.
Ering sanctioned Rs 15 lakh for construction of Dere (Community Hall), suspension
bridge over a nearby stream and other village level developments and assured extra
financial assistance in near future too. DIPRO
VKV Itanagar walks away with top prizes
ITANAGAR, Oct 30: Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya (VKV), Itanagar secured the first
position in the district level (Papum Pare) National Children’s Science Congress
held at Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Naharlagun today. The second and third positions were
won by VKV, Vivek Vihar and Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Itanagar respectively.
AK Das, HoD of Botany of Rajiv Gandhi University, who inaugurated the programme as
chief guest, was highly impressed by the presentation of the young children and inspired
them to have more and more conversation with teachers in the process of learning
apart from their normal studies. He said that, during the gurukul tradition in the
past a full and perfect learner was built by a ‘Guru’ observing him 24 hours for
more than 20 years whereas in the present system of education the time of student-teachers
association is limited to few hours only.
T.T. Tara, Papum Pare DDSE, expressed his satisfaction over the presentation of the
students and encouraged them to show the same spirit in future too. He, however,
said he desired to see more schools taking part in such competitions.
First position: VKV, Itanagar
Mst. Tadar Sahi (group leader), Tasso Koniya, Hibu Nampi, Debatree Das Gupta.
Second position: VKV, Vivek Vihar
Ms Hage Tunya (group leader), Tadar Yadar, Parvati B, Tasso Rohnya, Tage Yami.
Third position: GHSS, Naharlagun
Mst Hinkam Dada (group leader), Mast Kaling Perme, Kennedy Rina, Talin Riba.
Farmers training prog covers various topics on bio-diesel
ITANAGAR, Oct 30: The on-going five-day Farmers’ Training Programme on ‘Bio-diesel
and its Economic Benefits’ which began at Mechanical Engineering department of North
Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) from Oct 27 has covered
a series of topics on the subject.
While T. Patel of Agriculture Engineering department delivered introductory lecture
on bio-diesel, topic on Jatropha was covered by Debabrata Maji, Mechanical Engineering
deptt, Jatropha Oil production by Prof. M. Muralidhar, Mechanical Engeering department,
‘Bio-diesel: Economic Benefits’ by Dr. B. D. Nayak, Department of Humanities and
While Prof R M Pant spoke on the topic ‘Bio-diesel:Marketing Aspects’, proprietor
of Smriti Herbs and Bio-fuels, Hojai, Nagaon, Assam Hemant Gupta talk on plantation,
seedling and harvesting of jatropha. Apart from this, the training programme included
demonstration of bio-diesel plant, boiler, oil expeller and plantation of jatropha
and preparation of biodiesel.
NERIST Director Prof. J. Choubey would attend the valedictory function as the chief
Centre should compensate Arunachal: Tuki
Itanagar, Oct 30: The Centre should compensate Arunachal Pradesh with special allocation
against the loss suffered after denial of an Asian Development Bank (ADB) loan, PWD
and UD Minister Nabam Tuki said, while addressing the North East Urban INFRACON-10
at Guwahati yesterday.
Tuki said though other North Eastern states availed ADB loans with the approval of
the Centre, the proposal of Arunachal Pradesh government was rejected because of
China’s objection, sources said.
Tuki also called for a pragmatic plan to check the massive migration from rural areas
to urban areas, which was the root cause of slums mushrooming in urban centers.
Appreciating various central schemes, like Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal
Mission (JNNURM), Rajiv Awas Yojana, Basic Services for Urban Poor (BSUP), Integrated
Housing Development Schemes for Small and Middle Towns (IHDSSMT), Tuki said that
equitable development would be possible if the schemes were given based on needs,
considering the geographical disadvantage instead of the population criteria. Claiming
that the BSUP criteria of 10% grant by the banks, 15% by beneficiaries and 75% by
the Centre was impractical as poor beneficiaries would not be able to pay their share,
Tuki called for a review of the criteria.
Regretting that banks were urban centric despite the government’s call for financial
inclusion of areas uncovered by them, Tuki urged bankers and financial institutions
to set up branches in rural areas and consider genuine cases for grant of loans,
the sources added.
ECI to check illegal use of money during elections
ITANAGAR, Oct 30: Election Commission of India (ECI) has taken several measures to
check and curb illegal use of money during elections.
To curb incidence of such offence and ensure free and fair election, the Commission
has issued instructions to the law enforcement agencies to form flying squads to
keep watch over distribution of cash, liquor and other items in constituencies during
election process and seize the said items.
“Instances are reported to the Commission and also in media that cash, liquor and
several utility items are being used in a clandestine manner during the process of
elections for bringing influence on the voters. Such distribution of cash, liquor
and any other item for gratification of the voters is bribery and is punishable under
IPC,” an ECI release said.
The Commission has also advised the intending candidates to open separate bank accounts
for their election expenses and to make all election expenses through the said bank
“In order to maintain the purity of elections and in particular to bring transparency
in the process of elections, it is advised that political parties avoid transactions
in cash and should instruct their office bearers, officials and candidates not to
carry huge cash during the process of elections,” the release added.
These preventive measures were taken during Commission’s meeting with all political
parties in Patna on October four last in the backdrop of reported use of money power
during the process of general election to the legislative assembly of Bihar.
ACH facing fund crisis
ITANAGAR, Oct 30: Arunachal Charity Home (ACH) which has been rendering dedicated
service to the Arunachalee patients at Dibrugarh for last three years is now facing
paucity of fund for last few months.
The ACH situated at Paltan Bazaar, Dibrugarh is running a 17- room home for the benefit
of Arunachalee patients.
Moreover the philanthropic organization has been providing ambulance service particularly
ferrying the dead body and guide the patients at Dibrugarh successfully. Now the
Home being run with the contributions mostly from well-wishers and like minded people
is at difficult position due to lack of fund. While describing the plight of the
charity home, the ACH chairman Jobang Modi informed that out of it’s three ambulance,
two of them remain out of use due to lack of fund for maintenance. It is not possible
to provide service to needy patients with only single ambulance during the time of
need, he said.
Registered office of the ACH at Pasighat is yet to start in real sense due to lack
of infrastructure, he rued. Modi and ACH secretary Obang Apum appealed one and all
to extend cooperation at the hours of need.
Free health camp
ITANAGAR, Oct 30: A free Health Camp arranged by SEVA Bharat Tezu and supported by
District AIDS Prevention & Control Unit Lohit on Oct 29 was held at Christian Revival
104 turned up for the screening of which 81 patients received treatment for various
ailments. Majority of the patients had problems of Respiratory Tract Infections followed
by Peptic ulcer syndromes and few conjunctivitis.
A Hepatitis 'B' and HIV/AIDS screening were conducted as a part of camp.
Free Health Camp was headed by T.Paktum Project Director Seva Bharat Tezu. The Medical
team was headed by Dr.JAdo DPO, DAPCU collaboration with Bristol Meyers SQUIBB Dibrugarh.
ITANAGAR, Oct 30: The East Siang unit of All Arunachal Pradesh Govt. Registered Contractor
Association demanded various head of departments (HoD) of East Siang district to
carry out works on tender basis.
The association, in its meeting held yesterday also resolved, among others, to collect
information regarding construction works from various HoDs of East Siang, pressurize
departments to inform about tender notice to the president and secretary.
ITANAGAR, Oct 30: People’s Party of Arunchal (PPA) will hold a meeting to discuss
various party and election related issues and also to take stock of the instruction
issued by Election Commission of India to curb use of money power during election
at Naharlagun on November 2.
ITANAGAR: BSNL has launched mobile services on Oct 29 at Taliha and Sippi in Upper
Subansiri and Chillipam in West Kameng.
It’s been commissioned under USO (Universal Service Obligation) project.
APLS Spl literary session
ITANAGAR: A special literary session of Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS)
is being held at the conference hall of JN State Museum here on Oct 31. The APLS
session, 17th in its series, could not be hosted on its scheduled day – the second
Sunday of this month due to unavoidable reasons. This has led to postponement of
the 17th session, informed APLS member Tokong Pertin, also the Director of Trade