8 injured, Roing on indefinite protest
ROING, Oct 7: Protest over the Wednesday shooting of students and civilians by Special Task Force personnel during the Durga Puja celebration continued for the second day affecting the normal life in Roing town.
All shops, business establishments and government offices remain closed after an indefinite bandh call by All Idu Mishmi Students Union (AIMSU) supported by Idu Mishmi Cultural and Literary Society (IMCLS).
The two community based organizations has hold Deputy Commissioner Garima Gupta and Superintendent of Police Veenu Bansal responsible for police firing and have demanded suspension of the two.
A judicial inquiry into the incident is also demanded. In a memorandum to Home Minister Takar Marde who was on a brief visit to Roing on the next day of police firing, IMCLS and AIMSU have warned of indefinite protest if the demands are not fulfilled.
On the puja night, STF personnel opened fire on group of students grievously injuring eight of them, which included one girl from high school. Two civilians were also injured in the firing.
All the injured were immediately rushed to the Roing district hospital in critical condition. Most of the injured were rushed to Dibrugarh hospital on the same night.
The student victims were eight boys and one girl. Five of the injured are school students and rest from college.
According to one witness, police were chasing and firing at group of students on the streets of Roing bazaar.
“It was around 9.30 pm, when I heard gun shots. I rushed out of my shop and saw young boys running helplessly. They were chased by a group of paramilitary forces, who were taking aim at the boys with their assault rifles and firing.”
Two students injured had AK 47 bullet holes pierced through their thigh and hand. Another bullet had just passed through the head of one injured resulting in deep cut.
The lone female injured in the firing incident, a student from Roing high school had pellet wound and mark of bullet that missed her left hand. Reportedly, she was found lying on a road crying for help, when one passerby helped her.
One student who was the first one to be rushed to Dibrugarh on the night of firing is said to be in very critical condition. Reportedly, his liver is injured by shot pellets causing bleeding from mouth.
As injured were being admitted to hospital on the night of shooting, SP Bansal led a group of policemen of STF, CRPF, IRBN and state police personnel and tried to enter the hospital ward room. He demanded the injured to be handed over to them.
Group of boys resisted the SP from entering the hospital, and meanwhile when the police opened fire on air in an attempt to disperse the mob from preventing them to enter.
SP Bansal reportedly left hospital when he learnt that nine were shot and were in critical condition. He then immediately called for ambulance for the injured to be evacuated to Dibrugarh hospital. His offer was however denied by relatives of the injured.
A source said police action followed after students resisted them from trying to close down puja stalls erected outside the Durga Puja premises. In the altercation, police resorted to lathi charge indiscriminately causing injuries even to puja committee members.
According to one volunteer of the puja committee, police forced their entry inside puja premises claiming infiltration of Maoist. Confrontation started after student volunteers of puja committee resisted, and when STF intervened to open fire.
The Sarbajanin Durga Puja Committee that hosts the annual Durga Puja celebration has condemned the police firing on students. It also condemned the police assault on the secretary of the puja committee on the same night of shooting.
An FIR has been filed against police officials responsible for shooting under section 154 CrPC and STF personnel. Separate FIR was also filed by puja secretary for police assault on him.
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: Reiterating its demands for resignation of Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin to facilitate sound leadership in the state for finding out an honorable solution to the Times of India and Deccan Chronicle issue, the Mega Nyishi Dignity Rally organized by Nyishi Elite Society (NES) and All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) at I G park today unanimously decided to call 36 hours bandh in Nyishi inhabited district/areas of East Kameng, Papum Pare, Lower Subansiri, Upper Subansiri and Kurung Kumey district from Oct 12 morning.
Earlier, the rally started from Nyirubjolli and Doimukh at 9 am and later culminated at I G Park.
Sticking to its 4 point resolutions adopted in Nyishi Dignity Rally held on Sept 13, the organizations resolved that the Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin must resign forthwith to facilitate sound leadership in the state to find out an honourable solution to the impasse.
The mega rally which was organized in protest against the “inaction and betrayal” of the state Govt on Times of India and Deccan Chronicle issue, further resolved to ban circulation of the Times of India and the Deccan Chronicle, the national dailies in the Nyishi inhabited areas.
The rally resolved that minister & Parliamentary Secretaries of Nyishi community
shall resign from the ‘anti-
The Rally also expressed concern over the lack of development activities since a
group of elected legislators and the ministers are camping in New-
Condemning the lawlessness in the state, the participants in the rally also called upon the state Governor to ensure governance and enforce Rule of Law in the state by changing leadership or imposing President’s Rule.
Earlier, addressing the gathering at I G Park here, NES President Bengia Tolum stated that Pradeep Thakur of Times of India and Manoj Anand of Deccan Chronicle wrote the derogatory remarks at the behest of someone to take political mileage out of it. Despite repeated correspondence and cooperation by NES to State Government and 3 consecutive bandh calls by the ANSU, the State government had failed to read the pulse of the people, he said.
Tolum said that the main agenda of the movement was for revealing of source of the news carried in Times of India (4th May, 2011) and Deccan Chronicle (5th May, 2011) wherein Nyishi community was maligned,
The Rally also reacted to the press statement by GoAP Spokesperson Tako Dabi, who
in local dailies, had stated that NES and ANSU did not turn up in the discussion
being called by Home Minister Takar Marde. “No invitation was served to us and his
press statement was not only unfortunate but was made to tarnish the image of NES-
Reiterating that NES and ANSU are not against any community of the state, they said
“We also firmly believe in peaceful co-
AAPSU demands removal of LDV DC and SP
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has hold the Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police, Lower Dibang Valley solely responsible for October 5 incident in which innocent school children were indiscriminately shot by the special task force police lead by CRPF personnel at Roing town during Durga Puja celebration. The student's volunteers were brutally manhandled and then fired at, without any provocation.
In a memorandum submitted to Governor J J Singh AAPSU called for immediate transfer of DC and SP for their involvement in firing incident. A team of AAPSU delegation lead by President Takam Tatung along with members of Idu Mishmi Cultural and Literary Society today met Ankur Garg, secretary to governor of Arunachal Pradesh and submitted memorandum seeking Governor’s intervention in this serious issue. Of the 10 victims, 7 are minors with youngest being Rajen Umpe who is 13 year old. Some of the seriously injured are being currently treated at Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh.
In the memorandum AAPSU called for immediate suspension of Deputy Commissioner Garima
Gupta, IAS and SP Veenu Bansal, IPS for misusing the administrative power in a religious
function. They also called for termination of the M. Tato, EAC magistrate on duty
AAPSU President Takam Tatung urged government to register case against SP Veenu Bansal under religious act for hurting sentiment of Hindu community. “Police led by SP manhandled and fired those people who were reveling during Durga Puja. Instead of giving security, police disrupted Puja celebration and also tortured puja revelers. Doing this they have hurt sentiments of particular community.”
Further he added, “We hope governor will take serious note of such gross human right violation and take necessary action against those culprits. AAPSU will never accept such human right violation against tribal people of Arunachal.”
Meanwhile, North East Student Organization (NESO) strongly condemned the firing on
innocent school and college students in Roing, Lower Dibang Valley on Oct 5 by personnel
and demanded that the Dibang Valley SP should be immediately suspended to facilitate
proper enquiry into the incident. NESO Secretary General Gumjum Haider in a release
today said the Chief Minister and the Home Minister should respond as to why the
NESO demands an immediate judicial enquiry in to the incident where 10 students including a girl were shot at.
While joining the demand of the students and people for immediate removal of S P Veena Bansal, NESO said no false promises can heal the wounds of our tribal brethrens of this heinous crime committed by public servants who are supposed to protect the people. The organization also demanded state Govt to bear the medical expenses of all victims and announce special compensations.
APSTSU condemns Roing incident
Meanwhile, while condemning the barbaric shooting incident, Arunachal Pradesh Schedule Tribe Students’ Union (APSTSU) has demanded state Govt for punishment to the personnel involved in firing incident and SP Veenu Bansal, for, allegedly misguiding the jawans. It further demanded adequate compensation to all poor victim students for their treatments, otherwise, it said, will launch democratic movement.
Pointing out the recent rape and murder incident in Vijaynagar, the Union alleged that this is not the first time that jawans are involved in such barbaric act. Earlier, they were involved in rapes, molestation, murder of civilians, the union alleged.
It further urged the state Govt to train all jawans for improving better relationship with the citizens.
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: Just few days before State Assembly election 2009, this journalist attended an election rally of prominent leader where he had stated, “If I get elected, surely face of my constituency will change.” And after almost 2 years he has truly stood up to his election promise. The face of his assembly constituency has surely changed from bad to worse!
In the last few months, development has taken a complete backseat in the state and our netaji’s are busy trying to consolidate their power. While ruling party has two camps fighting among themselves, opposition parties sometimes make lighter noise in media as if they are trying to remind us about their existence in Arunachal political scene.
Of 42 ruling MLAs, half of them are campaigning in New Delhi for last 4 months. If they stay longer, I am worried they may get PRC of Delhi and who knows they might fight election from there. The second camp seems to be basking inside beautiful Chief Minister’s bungalow in Itanagar. However I can’t understand how the MLAs, who are so used to busy life, can stay inside CM bungalow jailed for so many days?
As all the 42 MLAs of ruling party have abandoned their official bungalows, state government can do great charity work by making these bungalows as hostel for students of Dera Natung Government College or make them shelter house for those medical patients who come from interior areas and do not have place to live in capital. There are many poor students who are finding it hard to stay in rented house as cost of living is very high in state capital. The minister and MLA bungalows are also public properties and if they are not interested to stay there, then it should be returned to the public for proper use.
It’s quite shocking to see intellectual community of state keeping mum over this whole political drama. Young souls like us wonder why senior intellectual people of state are maintaining stoic silence though Arunachal is going through the worst phase of its history. Everyday incident of violence are being reported from every corner of capital complex and from districts too. Presently no one feel safe in the capital complex and fear psychosis has gripped the citizen.
It is natural that politicians will fight among themselves for their personal benefit
but ordinary citizens of state need to rise above petty politics and think for their
future. Many people’s works are getting delayed because of the absence of concern
ministers and parliamentary secretaries. How can they treat us like their servant,
whereas in reality we elect them to serve us? The problem in our state is that everybody
knows we are heading towards wrong direction but nobody wants to speak out. What
is holding them back -
Though things look very dismal, still this journalist would like to believe that sun will truly rise in Arunachal sooner and we will witness developmental activities. Meanwhile, on behalf of 12 Lakh Arunachalee citizen I would like to appeal all the ruling MLAs, “If you don’t care or love us, at least care for mother Arunachal. Please come back home soon. The mother Arunachal is waiting for you all.”
While winding up this piece, I would like to congratulate that great Arunachalee
netaji who stood to his promise and changed the face of his assembly constituency
from bad to worse!! Only shameless people like him can become neta in the land of
TAWANG, Oct 7: A Tenkor (religious procession) of the statue of Guru Padmasambhava was organized at Tawang district yesterday. It was specially sent by the 14th Dalai Lama as gift to the people of Tawang for installation at Urgelling Gonpa which is the birth place of the 6th Dalai Lama.
The Tenkor started at 7.20 am from Urgelling Gonpa after a brief religious ceremony in presence of Chairman Karmik and Adhyatmik Affairs Govt of AP, Rev. TG Rinpoche, Rev Thagtse Rinpoche of Khinmey Gonpa, Abbot Tawang Monastery Guru Tulka Rinpoche, lamas and local people. The DC Tawang Kemo Lollen, SP SN Mosobi and other officers were also present.
The statue reached Sangdokperi Gonpa at Jang at around 9.00 hours. It was received by the lamas of Kagyu sect and local people. After a brief religious ceremony the Statue left Jang for Lumla via Chorten constructed by former CM late Dorjee Khandu.
At around 1.35 pm it reached Drema Laghang at New Lumla were it was received by Chairperson ZP Tsering Lhamu and the local people of Lumla. Here also a brief religious ceremony was organized.
The statue reached Urgelling Gonpa at around 5.30 pm after taking the route through Changprong, Temilo, Shyo village, old market, Nehru market and Changbu village. Then it was religiously established at Urgelling Gonpa.
Thousands of people participated in the Tenkor. The people were also seen along the road side holding incense stick, khadas and chanting prayers to have glimpse and blessing of the Guru.
Guru Padmasambhava also known as Guru Rinpoche or Lopon Rinpoche was a great Buddhist sage from Nalanda who transmitted Buddhism at whole Himalayan region including Tibet in the 8th Century. It is believed that He purified Tawang and made it a holy place, livable for human being. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: Yukar Sibi, Sorum Hitlar Tagru and Takio Yana have left today for Cape Town in South Africa to represent India in Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship. Sorum Hitlar Tagru and Takio Yana will compete under 62 kg (Boys) and 58 kg (girls) weight category in youth section, while Sibi, 62 kg, will compete in both Junior and senior section of the Championships.
Yukar Sibi, a record holder in National Youth Championship, National Junior Championship
and National Senior Championship, also achieved record in Sub-
Takio Yana is the first athlete from Arunachal Pradesh to win International medal in Weightlifting. Recently Yana won three silver medals at a time in Youth section in her 58 kg body weight category at Asian Weightlifting Championship in Pattaya, Thailand. While Menu Tajo of 48 kg had missed a medal at Junior World Weightlifting Championship in Pisa, Malaysia this year. Menu’s medal prospect is still bright in weightlifting. Presently both Yana and Menu is the student of SAI, SAG centre Naharlagun.
Sorum Hitlar who is second International Weightlifter after Yukar Sibi from Arunachal Pradesh has won Bronze Medal in Youth section in his 62 kg body weight category in Penang Malaysia in 2011.
ITANAGAR, October 7: Arunachal Pradesh Governor General JJ Singh visited the home of Late Lance Naik Pate Tasuk of 21 Rashtriya Rifles’ 17th Guard Regiment, who laid down his life while fighting militants in Kupwara area of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir on August 25 last.
Accompanied by the First lady Anupama Singh, who has recently returned to State Capital after a knee operation, Governor met the family members of Late Tasuk near Karsingsa, 30 km from Itanagar and assured them of full support from the State government.
General Singh inquired about their welfare and financial entitlements to the martyr’s family. While assuring his best to expedite the process the Governor also reminded them of the time taking procedure.
Praising Late Tasuk’s gallant services, Former Army Chief said that Martyr Tasuk was a brave soldier and a warrior, who has made every Arunachalee proud.
A soldier’s wife at heart, First Lady shared her experiences and advised Tasuk’s
young widow, Pate Ari to use what ever financial aid comes to her properly for herself,
Late Tasuk’s uncle Pate Marik briefed the Governor about the paper works.
Later the Governor and the first lady offered prayers at the burial place of Late Tasuk.
Tasuk, 30, is survived by his wife, a 2½-
Hailing from Patey village of Chambang circle in Kurung Kumey, Late Tasuk joined the Army on March 17, 2001. He passed Class VIII from Chambang government middle school before joining the force. (PRO, Raj Bhavan)
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: State First Lady Anupama Singh inaugurated a children park at Raj Bhavan Complex today.
The park has walking track, benches, hedge lines, water point, green turf, new slides and swings, paintings of flora and fauna and cartoon characters on the wall and has proper security fencing, lighting and drainage.
The Governor Gen JJ Singh, Padma Mamang Dai, APSCW Chairperson Gumri Ringu, Secretary to Governor Ankur Garg, hosts of officers and officials from various departments, members of Muskan Welfare Society, large numbers of children from ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘P’ sectors of Itanagar and their parents were present on the occasion.
Interacting with the children, the Governor said that it was a dream come true for him as he always wanted to create such facilities for them. He congratulated the children and advised them present to keep it clean and plastic free. He also appreciated the officials of various departments who had put in their effort in creating the park.
Reminding the people that the special occasion coincides with Wildlife Week celebration, General Singh said that Arunachal Pradesh is a gifted land with rich biodiversity. One of the global biodiversity hotspots, it is home to a fascinating array of wildlife. Arunachalees are guardians of this treasure and it is the responsibility of Arunachalees especially every children to protect it for posterity.
Showering his blessing for the children who took part in the cultural programme, the Governor made personal cash contributions towards the schools as an appreciation and encouragement.
Speaking on the occasion, State First Lady urged upon the children to enthusiastically utilize the facility and reminded all the importance of physical exercise for healthy body and mind. She also emphasized on maintaining the aesthetic beauty of the park.
Giving a brief background of the park, Secretary to Governor said that the plot where the park came up was laying unsed but with the unflinching support of the first couple and various departments the park has been created. He expressed his hope that it will be maintained and suggested planting of flowers during flowering seasons.
Speaking on behalf of the people residing around the park, Bapir Megu expressed gratitude to the First Couple, Secretary to Governor and department and forest for creating of the useful facility. While assuring to take care of the park, keep it clean and to maintain it properly, Megu added that now children of the locality would be found playing on the road.
Adding festivity to the occasion, cultural programme along with games and sports activities were organized.
Tritha Deb, a Class IV student of VKV, Itanagar presented a solo Indian classical dance while her school mates presented a group dance and a patriotic song.
On the eve of the inaugural function, a painting completion was conducted at the park.
Earlier on the day, State First lady also inaugurated a gymnasium at Raj Bhavan, which has be christened as ‘Mithun Gymnasium’, named after the State Animal of Arunachal Pradesh.
On the day, the Governor Gen Singh also formally inaugurated the wooden cottage named
a ‘Hornbill Cottage’ after Arunachal Pradesh’s state bird. The six-
Situated on Hilltop, ‘Hornbill Cottage’ offers a magnificent view of the Rajbhavan, its beautiful Rose Garden and the surrounding mountains. It has already become an object of great curiosity among the visitors because of its unique construction and beauty. (PRO, Raj Bhavan)
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: GB Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment & Development (GBPIHED),
North East Unit, Itanagar celebrated the 57th Wildlife Week by distributing Piglets
and Sewing machines among Self Help Groups (SHGs) in four project villages (Hong
Nichii, Hong Nitii, Hija & Lempia) in Apatani plateau, under its GOI-
In this project, the Institute is engaged with the local people to conserve the rich biodiversity of the state through various activities. One such activity is formation of SHGs in villages in consultation Biodiversity Management Committees for rearing piggery, primarily to promote the economy of the villagers and secondly, to reduce dependency on wild meet through more availability of pork.
Apart from distributing 35 piglets and 8.5 quintals of pig feeds to four SHGs, and sewing machines to other two SHGs, awareness workshops were also organized at Hong Nitii village on 3rd and 4th October 2011.
The events were graced by Nila Mohanan, Deputy Commissioner, Lower Subansiri district and Hibu Tadii, Divisional Forest Officer, Hapoli. More than 80 participants representing villagers, members of the BMCs, SHGs, officers and staff members from Forest Department also took part in the celebrations. Distributing one fashion designing machine and three sewing machines to SHGs constituted on tailoring, the Dy. Commissioner appreciated the gender focused activities such as tailoring, piggery, fishery, kitchen gardening, etc., implemented by GBPIHED and NCADMS in Apatani plateau under this project. She stressed upon the importance of biodiversity conservation through community participation emphasizing that unless the people of the Arunachal Pradesh protect and conserve their wildlife, many of the species may disappear and many more will be further threatened in near future. She urged the members of the BMCs and SHGs to fully cooperate with the Institute in its benign effort for the the conservation of the unique wild flora and fauna of Arunachal Pradesh.
Tadii, DFO Hapoli, reiterated that community role in conservation is pivotal for translating the efforts of the Institute in to reality. He urged the villagers not only to restrain from hunting of wildlife but also to continue patrolling their own forests in order to detract the poachers, who indulge in illegal hunting.
During the events, Er. M.S. Lodhi, Scientist from the Institute while welcoming the participants highlighted about the importance of Wildlife Week, and the necessity for conserving the flora and fauna.
Mihin Dollo, Programme Manager of GOI-
Rubu Buker, Chairman, NCADMS informed the participants about the activities of the
organisation on conservation, particularly that of culturally valued species such
as Schizothorax (Ngilyang Ngyee), squirrel (Takhee), etc. Tapi Elyu, Chairperson
and Mr. Mudang Chailyang, Secretary of BMC-
Dr. Prasanna K. Samal, Scientist Incharge of the Institute reported that under this project, the Institute, so far, has constituted 22 BMCs in West Kameng, Tawang and Lower Subansiri districts, who are effectively implementing conservation focused activities like plantation of threatened medicinal and aromatic plants, tree species, declaration of Community Conserved Areas and Sacred Grooves, forest patrolling, etc.; livelihood oriented activities like tailoring, fishery, weaving, beekeeping, poultry, etc., and economy developing activities like plantation of horticultural crops such as large cardamom, kiwi and orange, promotion of community based tourism apart from creating awareness on resource conservation.
BOMDILA, Oct 7: The West Kameng district DRDA has organized a District level Workshop
cum Training Programme on Socio-
The DC cum Principal SECC Officer West Kameng Rinchin Tashi in his keynote address highlighted on the aims and objectives of the census operation and reiterated that the people actually living in the Below Poverty Line should not be victimized on account of the laxity on part of the Enumerators / Supervisors, Block Officers, PRI members and other stake holders for ones comfort and vested interests. BPL survey needs to be carried out every five years but it is not done so and therefore, the victimized and the aggrieved ones have to suffer for a very long period of time, he observed.
Acknowledging the vital role that the PRI members could play for an error-
Assuring the house of the whole hearted support and co-
PD District Rural Development Agency Dagbom Riba & V.P Singh Deputy Director DUDA dealt on the role and responsibilities bound with the Census operation in the Rural and Urban areas respectively while the District Informatics Officer PK Thungon spoke on the role of NIC in the Census operation.
Master Trainer VP Singh conducted an exhaustive training on the Socio-
YINGKIONG, Oct 7: The Deputy Commissioner Upper Siang District, Liyon Borang accompanied by a team of officers from Yingkiong and Panchayat leaders of Mariyang Anchal block held an interaction public meeting with HGB, GBs, ASMs, student leaders and villager at Adi Pasi (sibuk) village yesterday.
The state government has already signed an MOA with the M/S Abir Construction private
Ltd for the proposed 60-
The objective of the meeting was to get the public into confidence before property survey and actual construction of the project is started.
Advising the people and stressing the economic output, value and importance of the
ZPM Dukkang Pertin, ASM Oki Yompang, GB Lungkang Moyong while welcoming the proposed project, appealed the local administration and the company to provide proper compensation against the damaged properties and employment opportunity to local youths. Earlier, the same meeting was conducted at Padu Village.
The next awareness meeting is being fixed at Damro on October 12.
On the same day GBs, PRI members of Adi Pasi village expressed serious concern over non posting of CO at Mopom circle Head quarter for the last few years and urged the state government to take immediate action in this regard. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: The District Task Force meeting on Measles Supplementary Immunization Activity was held under the chairmanship of West Siang Deputy Commissioner on 4th Oct last.
Chairing the meet, West Siang Deputy Commissioner Amjad Tak stressed on working out a comprehensive movement plan at various levels and called for collective effort to launch the programme successfully and all administrative officers will be given necessary direction and meeting with Panchayat Bodies will soon be called to mobilize resources for logistic support, he said.
West Siang Zilla Parishad Chairperson Jarsa Gamlin appealed all to cooperate with the medical department to fulfill national mission of a measles free nation. He also disclosed that officers from Delhi are arriving at Aalo shortly to inspect the resistibility of up gradation of District hospital and urged all related Officers to turn up for coordination on intimation.
The District Family welfare Officer, Dr. Moli Riba who is spear heading the campaign
said that measles catch-
Meanwhile rigorous training is being imparted to all Medical Officers and Para medical staffs in the district hospital and Dr. H.S.Sarang, Consultant UNICEF will give useful tips in the training session to launch the pr ogrammme. (DIPRO)
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: Arunachal Pradesh Intellectual Youth Federation (APIYF) has appealed to the Chief Minister to remove all those Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries, who have brought bad name to the Congress party and created hurdles in all development activities in the state with malafide intention to topple the present government.
“APIYF sincerely appeals to the Chief Minister to remove those ministers and parliamentary
secretaries from their respective posts immediately and entrust their port-
It alleged that the present political situation (crisis) in the state has been directly or indirectly created by the present APCC president.
“The APCC president is all set to destroy the strong hold of the party in the state
creating division and disharmony within the party. It is quite ridiculous to see
that Nabam Tuki being the APCC president is indulging in anti-
The Forum further blamed those politicians with vested interest for the prevailing law and order problem in the state.
“The present law and order problem in the state are not because of the present CM
but it is because of those ‘crooked’ politicians who are holding important port-
SEPPA, Oct 7: The District Level Workshop on Socio-
Addressing the participants, Bam stressed on the importance of socio-
He also briefed about the role and responsibilities of enumerators and supervisor and also urged the administrative officer for logistics and other supports to the enumerators and supervisors.
On the occasion, manual instructors and other relevant guidelines for enumerators/ supervisors were distributed. The day –long workshop was attended by ADC,SDO,BDOs, EACs, COs and block level master trainers. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: All Arunachal Pradesh IT Consultant Association (AAPITCA) has demanded for immediate release of 6 months pending salary of 256 IT consultants working under Arunachal Pradesh Manpower & Project Consultancy Limited (APM & PCL) in all the 16 districts since 2009.
The IT faculties have been working without payment since April 2011 in all the remote areas of the state, the Association said and urged the headmasters of all concern IT faculties school to understand the problems and bear with till the further extension order is issued from APM&PCL office and SSA department.
AAPITCA has been demanding since 2011 for proper job reservation, enhancement of salary and declaration of computer as one of the major subjects.
“But no positive result has been achieved from the department concerned although the demands were appreciated and forwarded by the Education Minister to SSA department for further approval, it said.
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: All Kimin Students Union has appealed to the higher authorities to develop infrastructure of various schools under Kimin and Kakoi circles at the earliest.
The Union in a release today said that during its visit to both the circles from Sept 26 to Oct 3, the students found that the institutions have been facing various infrastructural problems like shortage of teachers’ quarters, class rooms, desk and benches, besides supply of electricity and drinking water. The release further said that shortage of teachers and absence of boundary wall of schools are another major problems.
The union also appealed the local administration to direct the absentee teachers to perform their duty at posting places regularly. It also appealed BRCC and CRCC to inspect schools regularly and said that they submitted the names of absentee teachers to the EAC Kimin for necessary action.
Itanagar Oct 7: The Sociology Department of Don Bosco College held a seminar on ‘Corruption’ today. In his key note address, Dr. M. Hussain, H.O.D, Dept of Sociology, RGU, said “Corruption is in every sphere of society from ‘baby food to the air we breathe’; corruption begins at home.” Basing on the thoughts of eminent social thinkers like Socrates, Emile Durkeim, Auguste Comte, Max Webber, he said that religion of love is the antidote to the cancer of corruption. Moral education is the key to the eradication of corruption. Morality is the conscience of the society which needs to be nurtured and there is no holiday from morality. Quoting Nobel Laureate Chandrashekhar, he said, ‘Youth must learn to think’. Corruption is the wrong application of any skill or material. He exhorted the students, ‘every sociologist must be an activist’ and they should think globally and act locally.
The seminar began with Henry Newmann’s celebrated hymn ‘Lead kindly light’ sung by the college choir. Choreography on Patriotic song ‘Bande Mataram’ was staged. Fr. Nicholas the Principal of the college in his welcome address said, “Corruption is the deadliest disease that is corroding the very fabric of society today.” Highlighting the role of youth in fighting corruption he said, “Youth need to be ‘the change’ they want to see.” Various research papers on topics like: Recent scams, their impact on society and possible remedies, were discussed at length during the seminar. As many as 50 students took active part in the seminar.
Governor seeks report on law and order
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: The Governor has sought a detailed briefing from the law-
The Commissioner (Home), Director General of Police, IG (Police) and DIG (Intelligence) called on the Governor at Raj Bhawan here on Oct 6 and briefed him on the certain recent developments in Itanagar and Naharlagun.
The Governor also expressed his concern on the recent unfortunate incident in Roing
and wished for an early recovery of the injured officials, policemen and the citizens.
He was informed that a high-
While advising the senior officers to take all steps to ensure public order and uphold
the rule of law, the Governor stressed that it was important to monitor the situation
very closely. Arunachal Pradesh has been an oasis of peace in the entire North-
Durga Puja celebration
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: Governor General JJ Singh along with State First Lady Anupama Singh participated in the Durga Puja celebration at the B Sector Shiv Mandir on Oct 7 and offered prayers at the Durga Puja pandal. Large numbers of people from all walks of life, including children joined the first couple.
Organized by Raj Bhavan Durga POuja Committee, large numbers of people in best of their attires attended the Puja at the mandir, which was established in year 2002.
Magi Lake trekking expedition held
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: Eco-
The expedition was carried out to create awareness among the people to preserve flora, fauna and its bio diversity and to develop the Magi Lake into a tourist spot.
The society claimed that the said lake is surrounded by tropical evergreen forest and is rich in wildlife and having potential for promotion as tourist spot.
It appealed to the state government to develop Magi Lake for easy access and make it to the tourism map of the state.
The society has also decided to organize Magi Lake festival during Makar Sankranti.
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: Palin Area Youth Welfare Association claimed that Mithun disease is spreading in Palin area for the last two months.
It appealed to the Veterinary Department to immediately deploy Doctors along with medicine to control the further spread of disease.
Dharma and Mani Mantra
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: A discourse on the topic ‘Dharma and Mani Mantra’ with question
answer session is being organized by AT&AKT DMCFC Sanggey-
The discourse would be initiated by Dr. Rikya Lhavoe Rinpoche.
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: Rajiv Gandhi Government Polytechnic faculty, staff and students deeply mourned the tragic demise of Rahul Kumar who died in a road accident on October 2.
Late Rahul was a first year student of the polytechnic college.
The Polytechnic family in a condolence meeting observed two minute silence and prayed almighty god for the eternal peace of the departed soul.
Tadar Abu Youth Organization deeply mourned the sudden demise Assistant Teacher Tamin Riamukh who died in a road accident near Ziro on October 1.
He was a dedicated teacher and social worker. His death is a great loss to the society.
The members of the organization prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and extended its condolence message to the bereaved family members.
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: Pumcho Tapok, Charu Maniam and Tapa Ruji have been appointed as president, vice present and general secretary of newly formed All Arunachal Pradesh Tribal Welfare Association.
Sonam Yangfo and Abing Bengia have been appointed as president and general secretary of All Arunachal Pradesh Motor Transport Workers’ Union, Papum Pare District Unit for a period of three years.
Annual conference of ALFD
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: The second general conference cum annual meeting of Arunachal Legal
Forum Delhi (ALFD) was held on Oct 2 at Arunachal House, New Delhi. The new members
for the session 2011-
Oni Mibang was selected as the vice president. The union was formed in September 2010 with an aim to spread legal awareness among the Arunachal students residing in Delhi and NCR.
APCC condemns Roing incident
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee condemnd the reported indiscriminate firing by the police and paramilitary forces in the heart of Roing town. The law enforcing agency should maintain utmost restraint in dealing with the public and firing bullet should be the last option, it said while adding that the APCC expects the Government to function more efficiently and deal with the law and order problem with iron fist.
The Committee further said that the non Arunachalee IAS and IPS officers posted as DC and SPs in the District should be briefed about the culture ,tradition and social system of the District where they are serving ;as our state has a unique tribal pattern which differs from place to place.
The APCC further requested the Government to release financial help to the injured students and book the culprit of the incident, whether it is government servant or public in the relevant section of the law so as to bring back normalcy in the district at the earliest.
VoA campaign round
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: The 1sr campaign round of the top 13 contenders of Voice of Arunachal
MLA Tani Lofa and ZPM Sagalee Techi Abraham have consented to attend the programme as chief guest and guest of honour.
ACCYWA call capital bandh
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: All Capital Complex Youth Welfare Association (ACCYWA) has declared
12 hours capital complex bandh on Oct 10 in favour of its demand for handing over
The Association further said that the PWD minister has not properly implemented the scheme for last 10 years for improvement of capital road and it remains in worse condition till now. It claimed that departmental officers had submitted DPR of Rs 284 crore for 5 times to higher authority for improvement/widening of Capital road, but the authority of department is not taking interest in road improvement, whereas the Prime Minister had already announced 2/4 lane Capital road during 2008.
Pointing out the dilapidated condition of capital road after the few months of renovation, the Association also said that the PWD minister is absent from the state for last three months when the Capital is facing its worse road condition. It also questioned the state Governor, CM and AICC president for not taking measures against the absentee ministers.
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: Paktu Ao Youth Welfare Association in a meeting has decided to launch its first phase of 24 hrs bandh on October 10 and 11 at West Siang District Headquarter Aalo and entire Paktu Ao dominated area. The association is demanding immediate transfer of West Siang Deputy Commission Amjad Tak.
Players’ leave for world cup
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: Rei Yadi, Tage Saa and Likha Lej from Arunachal Pradesh are among
42 member national karate team selected for the 7th World Junior and Cadet Karate-
Sensei S Deben Sharma, Sensei L Marik and All India Karate-
The Indian contingent will leave for Malaysia on October 10.
The team is being led by AIKF president SK Thiagrajan and general secretary SB Sharma.
Society demands apology
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: Referring to the ‘defamatory news items’ published in May, 2009 against Changlang SP T Amo in ‘a false, fabricated and baseless case’ registered at Itanagar PS (case No. 80/2009) All Loyi, Lollen, Lotem and Amo Welfare Society (ALLLAWA) today demanded that those responsible for defaming the reputed officer, who is also member of the society, should apologize to Amo at the earliest.
The Society further said that “as the case was false from very beginning,’ the trial court has acquitted him after going through all evidences.
RGU new VC takes charge
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: The new Vice-
Prior to his new assignment with RGU, Prof Syiemlieh was the Pro-
Home Minister to visit disputed border area
ITANAGAR: Home Minister Takar Marde is visiting all the disputed areas of Arunachal
Pradesh along the Assam-
He would visit Dollungmukh, Lower Subansiri on October 8, East Siang and Lower Divang
Valley districts from October 10-
The Minister would be accompanied by Director Border Affairs, DIG (Western, Central and Eastern Range), President and General Secretary All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU).
ZP for infrastructure developmentof new district
ITANAGAR: Tirap district Zilla Parishad chairman Rongnai Maham hoped that the state Govt will leave no stone unturned for development of infrastructure for the new district Longding. He further hoped that creation of new district will pave the way for faster development and provide effective and better administration to the area.
The ZPM also appreciated the relentless and sincere efforts of three representatives of Wancho area for creation of new district and also other legislators who supported its creation. Considering the needs and multi faceted administrative roles at the present time, Govt decision for creation of a new district curving out of Tirap has brought a smile on every Wancho, he said.
Few days to recall and promote our own cultural heritage
Tradition and culture are the main backbone to show our identity. But in today's generation, it seems like our people are not into it much. If you go in villages, firstly your own village, then you will see its totally different what we used to have earlier. I am not saying that we should not go with today's life. We should be where we are now but at the same not forget who we are.
What i want to know is, don't you think it would be good to observe few days to recall
and promote our own cultural heritage? Moreover, as we have number of different tribes,
we need to have inter-
Keeping this in point, I think it would be better if we follow few days, or a week to recall our different tradition by having traditional attire with folk songs and dances. It will be very good and interesting also. Just the same as that of Hornbill festival, an annual festival observed by Nagaland with the same view.
Hopefully people will bring this topic in some general meetings, like that of AAPSU, most importantly by the student unions in each district and MLAs and Ministers and in state assembly meeting. Don't forget who we are.
National Institute of Technology, Calicut,
A frightened voice
The Home Minister of Arunachal Pradesh is depressed because of going infighting among Congress leaders for leadership and seeking diversion from the party’s internal problem. The Home Minister is expressing his anguish and frustration and finding relief hopelessly commenting on NPF(Naga Peoples Front) party and its leader Neiphu Rio.
It is very unfortunate that a Home Minister who cannot control and direct his own party MLA’s is making such irresponsible comment to a National Party like NPF and its esteemed leader. The Home Minister is confusing NPF, an Indian democratic party with Naga National Workers. He should remember that these two parties are two different motivated parties having different objectives. Since the twelve (12) MLAs of Tirap and Changlang has no objection at launching of NPF party in Arunachal than who is Marde and on what founded reason he is opposing a National Party like NPF?
The NPF Party was formed after observing all necessary norms by the Chief Election Commission of India. If Marde feels that there is any undemocratic thing in NPF fit for such opposition then why doesn’t he approach the Chief Election Commission of India? Without any proper reason and out of depression his uninvited comment on NPF and its leaders show his own weakness and fear psychosis for NPF party.
It is believed that Marde had a short term memory otherwise he should have remembered who brought NSCN(K) in 1998 and subsequently NSCN(IM) in the year 2000. Since then, pitch battle was fought between both factions of NSCN in the jungles and villages of Tirap and Changlang breaking peace and tranquility in these two districts. The fighting between arch rival groups for control over Tirap and Changlang cost many lives and properties of these two districts. In Tirap great number of public leaders had lost their lives and untold number of common public lives had lost in cross firing incidents. Remaining a mere spectator the State Government neither showed their sympathy to the families of public leaders and common people who suffered nor the government tried to control the unstoppable NSCN faction wars. It is painful to know that some of the leaders from other districts of the State do enjoy the pain and agony of Tirap and Changlang people by calling it as we deserved it.
The home Minister failed to remember who took shelter of NSCN parties for last three
Assembly Elections. After paying undisclosed sums to these parties during election
time and winning all seats with thumping majority and now accusing Naga Peoples Front
and its leader Mr. Neiphu Rio of trying to destabilise Arunachal just at a throw
away cause. It is not NPF but Congress party who is destabilising the state by inviting
As a Home Minister of the State Marde had failed in finding solution to the NSCN problem in these two districts. In virtual reality both factions are running a parallel government in Tirap and Changlang. The Minister who had failed in discharging his duties, on moral ground has no right in demanding and objecting the launch of NPF party in the State. Launching of NPF party in Arunachal will definitely strengthen the democratic processes of the State which will help our state for development and may find amicable solution to the prevailing problems of these two districts in particular.
Now the voice of Home Minister is no more the voice of “ a Home Minister” but rather a frightened voice of a congress leader because launching of such party like NPF will check the dictatorship of ruling congress in the state and mayhem of the state development.
The People of Tirap and Changlang are Nagas by blood. Some leaders including APPSU from other districts had made issue of from time to time that people of these two districts are not Nagas. Such statements are ego push and out of total ignorance.
After independence the people of Tirap and Changlang were enlisted under 6th Schedule of the Indian Constitution as “Nagas”.
So far and so long general public of Tirap and Changlang had accepted the term “Naga” and have no objection using the term then, why APPSU and other tribe leaders are denying that the people of these two districts are not “Naga”?
State Unit A.P. (NPF)
A rude shock
“ Apropos to the news item in your daily dated 5th Oct’11, I wish to say that the opposition voiced by some senior Nyishis under the so called banner of Nyishi Consultative Committee (NCC), comes as a rude shock. The names that appeared in the paper are no less who’s who of the Nyishi society. There were times when whatever they said was followed. If they are still mentally strong and physically alert, instead of harking on hearsays, they should have made efforts to read the ‘Two Member Committee’ Report’, which is said to be already in the hands of the President NES.
In addition to adding one more association in the list of already enormous numbers of associations, which they have time and again despised openly, the unfortunate concerned senior Nyishi members have failed the society for which they had vowed to lay down their lives, if required. I wonder, if they ever said so. And if they did, did they do it only as elected member of the society? What if they are not elected members now? Those thousands who followed them still wish to follow their path of social UNITY and DIGNITY. I wish to urge upon all, specially the elders of the Great Nyishi Society not to forget that we will ultimately leave our society to the future generations: what kind of society that ought to be!
A Pradeep Thakur is a no-
With due regards, I urge upon the concerned senior members of the society not to be mislead by others. Go to NES and argue, if you should, but desist from echoing the sentiments of other people.”
Akom Nipo Don
Banderdewa, (on email)
When law keepers spray bullets
The Idu Mishmi Community witnesses yet again a horrifying nightmare of the heinous
act of CRPF, IRBN and Special Task Force spraying bullets at innocent civilians leaving
9 youth serious wounded at Roing on late evening of 5th October. The so-
Hell on Earth
We all know that Kashmir is known as 'Paradise on earth', but contrary to that Arunachal
is now on the way to become one of the ''most disturbed area''. After sometimes Aruna-
Arunachal Pradesh is known as 'Land of Khushi-
I want to share one of my friend's saying that perfectly suits my statement; 'Jaag jao! Chain se sona hai to Arunachal se bhaag jao'.
Itanagar, (on email)
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Regulation to reduce climate emissions
World’s largest sea faring countries have taken a first step towards reducing climate emissions from shipping with a global agreement to reduce energy use in new vessels from 2013 onwards.
The first ever regulation of emissions in shipping is expected to lead to greenhouse
gas emission reductions of 45-
But China, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and South Africa have secured a six and a half year delay for new ships registered in developing countries, which could mean the first guaranteed effective date of the reform will be in 2019.
Shipping accounts for 3-
Environmental NGOs welcomed the tightening of the energy efficiency design index standard but cautioned that because it only applies to new ships replacing older ones at the end of their long lives, the full effects of the decision will take a long time to have any major impact.
In a separate development, the European Commission said it plans to tighten ship fuel sulphur regulations, which should lead to public health savings of billions of dollars, especially in countries like Britain and Holland that border busy sea lanes.
The proposal would cut the maximum permissible sulphur content of fuels to 0.1 per cent from 1.5 per cent from 2015 in sensitive areas such as the Baltic Sea and the Channel, and to 0.5 per cent from 4.5 per cent in all other areas from 2020.