2011

October -  20

News Highlights

Hayuliang faces threat from mighty Lohit

Taba Ajum

ITANAGAR, Oct 19: Hayuliang the oldest town of Anjaw district is on the verge of destruction due to massive soil erosion caused by Lohit River.  With each passing year the mighty Lohit River is causing large scale erosion which is threatening the very existence of Hayuliang town.

According to the local residents, problem started in 2004 when flood water of Lohit River washed away portions of highway and started soil erosion. “Though there is massive erosion going on, state government is not doing anything to save Hayuliang town. They seem least bothered about safety of the local residents. Only BRTF which maintains this section of road is trying hard to control the erosion,” told one local resident.

He further added, “We fear that if urgent step is not taken to control the erosion, Hayuliang town will go under Lohit River in near future.

 

AAPSU concerned at attack of students, welcomes new VC

ITANAGAR, Oct 19: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has expressed deep concern over report that Arunachalee students have been beaten up at Gulbarga in Karnataka. “In the last few months Arunachalee students have been attacked in many cities. Such development is cause of worry for the AAPSU. State government should collect data of all Arunachalee students studying in various states and interact with their counterpart for security of those Arunachalee students,” stated its president Takam Tatung.

Meanwhile, Union has welcomed the news of Professor David Reid Syiemlieh taking over as vice-chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University. In a release AAPSU President Takam Tatung hoped that professor David Reid Syiemlieh himself being resident of North-East region will understand the tribal sentiment in better ways and help to turn RGU into centre of excellence learning.

 “In recent years RGU has witnessed many unpleasant incidents. AAPSU hope that new VC will bring new ideas and RGU will see better days from now,”  Tatung added.

 

AAPSU calls for tapping tourism potential in Anjaw

ITANAGAR, Oct 19: The members of All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU), the apex student body of state recently visited Anjaw district which shares international boundary with China. The AAPSU team lead by Marge Riba, assistant general secretary (admin) included Duyu Nama, Federal Assembly Secretary and Soblam Malo, vigilance vice-chairman Eastern region.

AAPSU members visited places like Hayuliang, Hawai, Kibithu, Walong and Kaho village, the last border town near China border. Union urged state government to tap the immense tourism potentiality of Anjaw district.  “District is blessed enchanting natural beauty. The road connectivity is also quite better in compare to other districts of state. However state government in particular tourism department has failed to tap the tourism potential of district. We appeal tourism officials to visit Anjaw district and work for promotion of tourism,” stated AAPSU in a release.

 

GH Pasighat gets in-campus Pharmacy

PASIGHAT, Oct 19: The Deputy Commissioner Talem Tapok inaugurated the newly constructed Pharmacy of the General Hospital, Pasighat today.

The pharmacy being run by Pasighat-LAMP for last few decades was shifted today in the newly constructed building inside the hospital campus.

Tapok said that hospital has been providing free medicines to all sections of patients, but availability of medicines is dependent on government supplies and patients have to procure from distant pharmacies even at wee hours.

Encouraging the efforts of the hospital management committee, the DC advised them to keep all life-saving medicines in good quantities. He instructed the employees to be sincere in duties to ensure that expired medicines are not sold.

They should monitor the stocks every day as the dispensary would cater to a huge number of patients coming from across the East Siang, surrounding districts and nearby Assam.

The dispensary/pharmacy should be kept open round the clock to tackle any medical emergency, he further added. (DIPRO)

 

Ley’s  ‘Magic 2 Mind’ fascinate students

ITANAGAR, Oct 19: H G Ley, Neuro-linguistic programmer and magician has conducted a ‘Magic 2 Mind’ programme at Don Bosco School, Jully today. Around 226 students of the school took part in the educational programme.

In ‘Magic 2 Mind’, Ley illustrates the skills of learning, observation, listening, memory, priority and purposeful study. With his extraordinary skills, he redefined the modern magic as educative and devised innovative ways to educate the school students.

He performed ‘learning with magic,’ fun learning that gives students creative thinking among others programme in the schools. He is expected to perform his educational programme in different schools of Capital.

 

2 cars stolen in Aalo recovered in Assam

Prafulla Kaman

RUKSIN, Oct 19: Two Bolero cars that were stolen  from Aalo in West Siang of Arunachal were recovered by Dhemaji police in Assam on October 17 last. However the police is yet to make any arrests.

Officer-in-charge of Ruksin Police Station Opir Paron today informed that the thieves, entered Assam via Along-Pangin-Pasighat road on October 17 early morning. They managed to escape from Ruksin police by entering Assam via a subway instead of NH-52. But the Ruksin Police immediately informed Dhemaji police and sought their assistance for nabbing the lifters.

The Assam police, who were alerted at Jonai tried to stop the cars but the drivers managed to escape.  The Police chased them till Siamenchapori out post, located at about 45 kilometres down from Jonai. But the cars mowed down the check post and proceeded on.

The police subsequently found the Bolero car with No- AR-01 C-9792 at Bomje gaon near Tamreswari Mandir under Silapathar PS which was left abandoned. Another car with registration N0- AR-01E-0036 was recovered at Amritpur at Silasuti pathar.

The thieves further tricked the police by changing the number plates and put up a nameplate bearing the name MLA on the cars!

 

No to extension of old Ziro Landing ground’

Yachang Tacho

ZIRO, Oct 19: “Even an inch of ancestral land should not be seceded any more from the possession of Dutta village towards extension of Old Ziro airfield”, resolved people of Dutta village in a mass meeting held at Paph on Oct 15 last.

Spearheaded by Nenchalya Yorlu Yapio & Aji Committee (NYY&AC), the mass meeting was convened at Paph where people of Dutta village including panchayat leaders, ADDWA, students’ bodies and representatives from Christian community of different denominations, Priests Association, Danyi-Piilo Society, school authority of Midland Education Centre located within the periphery of proposed land acquisitions attended.

After thorough discussion and deliberations, the meeting unanimously resolved that not even a single inch of land would be spared for the proposed extension of Old Ziro landing ground and if any member violates the decision, they would be penalized. It was also decided to invite the local MLA and appraise the problems being faced by the people of Dutta village.

In the meeting, after some deliberation on authenticity of the Committee’s nomenclature, the NYY&AC has been rechristened as Paph-Nehabo Village Welfare Committee (PNVWC).

Talking to this reporter, Koj Tabiyo, Chairman of PNVWC said that people of Dutta village have already donated major chunks of its ancestral land to government for opening the existing airport at Old Ziro without asking for compensation out of the sense of patriotism but additional requirement of land for the proposed extension would threaten very existence of people of Paph, Nehabo and Dapopogyang villages in particular and Dutta people in general.

He also said that legendary sacred stones Nencha-Dulyang and Muru-Pahe located within the proposed area should not displaced at any cost, which according to their belief would bring unholy things to whole of Apatani people if disturbed. Besides, there are two more ritual alters Papii Myole Agyang and Puchi Hillo Agyang which are the sanctum sanctorum of the society. Moreover, there are four religious institutions viz. Paph Meder Nello of Dani Piilo Society, Ziro, Grace Baptist Church, Nepali Baptist Church and Nenchalya Revival Church of Christian community. Any disturbance or demolition of religious places of the community would hurt the sentiment of the people of Dutta village and go against the right and privileges guaranteed under constitution of India, he added.

Referring to two educational institutions, Govt. ME School Dutta and Midland Education Centre, Paph which are also located in the area, he said that life line of poor rural students particularly of Dutta village would be affected, if shifted.

Taking note of the proposed area which account for 90% of Dutta people’s land including extended villages Paph, Nehabo, Nenchalyang and Nehabo villages, paddy field and kitchen garden, he said that only the land available for extension of Dutta village and other developmental activities beside agricultural use, is the Nehabo, Dapopogyang and Paph.

In 2008, they had protested for four days against the proposed project.

 

Governing body meet of U/ Subansiri DRDA

ITANAGAR, Oct 19: The 17th Governing Body Meeting of DRDA, Upper Siang District for 2011-12 was held at Yingkiong today under Chairmanship of Dunggoli Libang Chairperson, ZP.

While welcoming the participants, the chairman stressed on practical development and proper utilization of fund for poorest of the poor. He urged upon all BDOs and officers of allied departments to cooperate and consult with PRI leaders while selecting schemes and beneficiaries under various RD programmes and other centrally sponsored schemes.

DC cum CEO Liyon Borang, also reiterated that RD programmes which are basically meant for poverty alleviation should reach the targeted section of society. He also urged upon all executing agencies to take note of grievances of Panchayat leaders and select need based schemes with due consultation with PRI members and implement the same in transparent way so that there is no scope for misunderstanding or communication gap with any quarter.

PD,DRDA T. Bage, presented the physical and financial achievement of DRDA for the year 2010-11 under various RD programmes. The budget of DRDA for 2011-12 was also presented which was approved by the house along with AAP of various blocks.

Among others, Dukkang Pertin, ZPM, Mariyang, D. Jabo Anchal Chairperson, Tuting, SAO, DRDA and APO(RE) also spoke.

Later, the District Level vigilance and monitoring Committee meeting was also held under the chairmanship of DC who was authorized by MP due to his official pre-occupation.

While addressing the committee, the DC emphasized the importance of the meeting as the Govt. has constituted the committee at District Level to monitor various RD programmes and other centrally sponsored schemes.

While reviewing various RD schemes, he requested all executing agencies who presented their achievement to submit monthly progress report enabling the committee to fix monitoring schedule.

 

Governing body meet of ATMA

TEZU, Oct 19: To review the various activities implemented under CSS “Extension Reforms” a Governing Body meeting of ATMA, Lohit District was held at DC’s Conference Hall, today. The meeting was chaired by R.K. Sharma Deputy Commissioner cum Chairman ATMA Lohit District and attended by District Agriculture Officer, District Veterinary Officer, District Fishery Development Officer, Agronomist, Hort. Development Officer (Hq), all BTT Convenors, Farmers Representatives, officers of FTC Kherem and officials of ATMA-Kherem.

In the meeting, proposals for engagement of Specialists and functionary support on contractual basis at Block Level & ATMA level was thoroughly discussed and approved as per communication received from the State Nodal Cell. The meeting authorized Project Director ATMA to publish advertisement for walk in interview to be conducted at Tezu on the 4th of November 2011.

The meeting also approved the method of selection & distribution of BTM & SMS subject wise amongst various blocks on priority sector basis.

A power point presentation on various activities under ATMA sanctioned during 2010-11 and implemented in 2010-11 & 2011-12 was given by PD (ATMA) M. Chowlu.

While reviewing ATMA activities during 2010-11 and the current financial year the Deputy Commissioner emphasized on early implementation of all the activities which have early sanctions.

BTT convenors from Lekang, Namsai, Wakro and Tezu put forwarded some of the practical problems faced in the fields while implementing various programmes and the house discussed it to find out solutions. All District Heads of line departments also spoke on the occasion.

While commenting on ATMA activities Farmers Representative Surat Mepo-Tezu urge upon the authorities to come out with a solution for marketing problem of agricultural produce to give appropriate remuneration to the farmers. (DIPRO)

 

Measles catch-up Campaign at Ziro

ITANAGAR, Oct 19: One day dawn to dusk training on measles catch-up campaign was held at the conference hall of district hospital Ziro on yesterday.

DFWO Dr. K. Basar on behalf of DHS briefed on measles catch-up campaign to be accomplished in Lower Subansiri district. He emphasized that quality and success of vaccination would depend upon the maximum input of the vaccinator(s) and proper supervision. He also, briefed on follow-up task and role of ASHAs and Anganwadi Workers at outreach session site.  

Dr. T. Kano (Paed.) CHC old Ziro briefed on strategy, requirements of session site, supervision regarding measles catch-up campaign and Adverse Events Following Immunization as a safety- valve measures to any adverse event(s) caused after immunization.

DMO Dr. H. Tam explained on rationale social mobilization of the participants to every eligible beneficiaries between the age group of 9 months to below 10 years children in the district to zero-in and wipe out the deadly measles virus.

Dr. T. Kano and Dr. K. Tama and their team demonstrated on safe injection practices and disposal of waste.  

Advani to address Jana Chetna rally today

ITANAGAR: BJP senior leader and chairman of BJP Parliamentary Board L K Advani  would address  the Jan Chetna Yatra rally near R G Stadium, Naharlagun on Oct 20.

Advani is expected to address the people on wider issues of reforming the entire system including Administrative reforms, Electoral reforms, Judicial reforms, Political reforms.

Meanwhile, the BJP Arunachal Pradesh appealed to all section of people to participate in the rally and make it a grand success.

 

SEC Census training

KOLORIANG, Oct 19: The District Rural Development agency (DRDA) today conducted a training programme for Enumerators and Supervisors for the Socio- Economic and Caste Census (SECC) for Kurung Kumey District at Koloriang.

Rajeev Takuk, Deputy Commissioner, Kurung Kumey and Principal SECC Officer talked about the enormity of such a census, thereby mentioning the huge responsibility shouldered on the enumerators. Owing to the topography, he acknowledged the communication and infrastructure hurdles, but urged them to fulfill all the tasks assigned to them with sincerity and dedication as it will directly affect the future of the state. Takuk also urged them to have accurate enumeration and not keep any sort of fake records.

Takuk strongly emphasized the need to revamp all the now defunct community information centers. He also said that the paperless census was not feasible in these remote areas purely for the lack of infrastructure vis-à-vis roads and electricity.

This census will help the government to get the exact number of people below the poverty line. It will then take multiple dimensions of deprivation based on indicators collected through the census, for determining entitlements poor rural households will receive under various welfare schemes.

The Project Director, DRDA, Tabin Siga, highlighted the roles of enumerators along with the roles of Circle Officers (CO) and Block Development Officers. They are also the charge officers in their respective circles and hence, Siga urged them to be an active part of it.

While the District Information Officer, Bamang Apo, explained the technical aspect of the census to the enumerators, the master trainers, G.C.Pant, Principal, Govt. Secondary School (G.S.S), Koloriang and N.C.Sarkar, teacher, G.S.S explained in detail the census questionnaire.

The SECC census for the country is to be held in November. (DIPRO)

 

ANSU demands arrest

ITANAGAR, Oct 19: All Nyishi Students ’ Union (ANSU) demanded Government of Arunachal Pradesh to direct the Home department to arrest the killer of Late Heri Tai at IG Park on Oct 11.

We are not happy with the government inaction and delay tactic in booking the killer, it said while adding that killer must be punished as per the law.

ANSU further said that it want peace and mutual co-existence while at the same time, it also want justice for its community when ever any injustice happens. ANSU further said that the Government led by Jarbom Gamlin is one of the weakest and incompetent to deliver any kind of justice even as many incidence have been witnessed all over the state. It has further condemned attack on Arunachal students in Karnataka and appealed to the Education minister and AAPSU to play a crucial role to settle the ongoing problem for safety and security of students.

It further appealed the Education minister to sanction some fund for the treatment of injured students.

 

Orgs demands enquiry

ITANAGAR, Oct 19: Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP) expressing serious concern over prevailing law and order condition and political unrest, society urged every community to maintain mutual trust and believe in peaceful co-existence. IFCSAP also sought inquiry into October 11 incident and arrest of culprit who killed an innocent person at IG Park.

It has deeply condoled the death of Heri Tai during the IG Park firing incident. Society prayed to almighty to give strength to the bereaved family members to bear such irreparable loss. While appreciating bereaved family members and All Heri Welfare Association for maintaining restrain during such difficult time, society urged them not to allow any ill-motivated party to take advantage of situation to create further law and order problem.  

All Nyishi Volunteer Youth Federation has demanded for setting up of high level enquiry committee into October 11 violence incident in which one Heri Tai lost his life due to alleged police firing. On that day many properties including vehicles were burned down which badly affected life of ordinary citizens.

Federation stated that Nyishi always shared good relation with all the other tribes and only few anti-social elements are trying to create division among tribal people. They further urged everyone not to misuse the term Nyishi for political purpose only.  

 

Felicitations by SES

ITANAGAR, Oct 19: Sajolang (Miji) Elite Society (SES) has felicitated class X and XII CBSE toppers among the Sajolang boys and Girls with a cash award of Rs.10000/- each for XII and Rs. 7000/- for X, on the eve of central Chindang festival at Nafra on Oct 15. The toppers were Jyoti Zongluju D/O Taching Zongluju in Humanity, Mekap Miji D/O Solung Miji in science stream and Prem Machang Khonjuju S/O  Longmai Machang Khonjuju of Class X.

Sajolang Elite Society also felicitated the toppers of govt. higher secondary school Bomdila with cash award Rs 10000/- for class XII and Rs.7000/- for Class X as announced by Er.Aju Khonjuju, President Sajolang Elite Society at Annual school day celebration 2010  at Govt Higher Secondary School Bomdila.

Tenzin Dorjee Thongchi S/O Dr. R. N Thongchi and Meghajit Majumdar S/O B.K.Majumdar, were felicitated for their performance in Class XII Class X respectively.

Deputy Commissioner, West Kameng Rinchin Tashi who was the Chief Guest of the central Chindang Festival at Nafra presented the award to the toppers.

 

Forum rejects resignation demand

ITANAGAR, Oct 19: All Capital Complex Citizen Tribal Right Forum condemned the demand of Arunachal Pradesh Indigenous Tribes Union for resignation of Chief Minister and Home Minister on their alleged failure to tackle law and order situation.   Pointing out the Govt steps taken for improved law and order situation, the Forum said that such demand before the completion of on-going investigation on Roing incident is baseless.

The Forum also criticized the APITU for calling the bandh call on Oct 11 when the referendum rally was supposed to be held on that day by NCC which resulted in violence incident. It appealed the Govt to take action against APITU leaders and also compensate the family of late Heri Tai. The Forum also appealed the Govt to investigate the Oct 11 incident and book the culprit and give exemplary punishment to him.

 

APWWS foundation day

ITANAGAR, Oct 19: Arunachal Pradesh Women Welfare Society Dumporijo Branch observed its 10th foundation day on October 10 at Dumporijo.

APWWS Dumporijo Branch President Kagri Gee and General Secretary Yali Paksok encouraged the women folk to contribute their energy for welfare of women and the society.

 

PR leaders unhappy with officer

ITANAGAR, Oct 19: A group of panchayat leaders of VI Tarasso circle has urged the state chief secretary to take action against Tarasso circle officer for allegedly not performing her duty regularly.

In a complaint letter addressed to the chief secretary, a group of panchayat and public leaders including VI –Tarasso ASM chairperson alleged the CO of dereliction of duty and not cooperating with the local PRI bodies for implementation of welfare schemes. They further alleged that the CO also granted flood relief amount to non-resident of Tarasso circle.  

 

Orgs for peace

ITANAGAR, Oct 19:  All Arunachal Registered Contractor Association (AARCA) appealed to the people of the state to maintain communal harmony and not to paint communal colour on the present situation caused by few politically vested interest group.

The Hill Top Colony Welfare Committee (HTCWC) in its meeting held here yesterday decided to maintain peace in the colony. If further said that no colony members or outsiders will be allowed to create law and order problems within the colony during the present political crisis.  

 

Union demands

ITANAGAR, Oct 19: All Palin, Chambang, Yangte, Gangte and Tarak-Langdi Student Union (APCYGTSU) has demanded the state Govt to immediately arrest the culprit involved in Oct 11 police firing which resulted in the death of Late Heri Tai on Oct 12.  Expressing resentment in delay in arrest of the culprit involved, the Union held the state Govt responsible for increasing criminal activities.

 

Association urge

ITANAGAR, Oct 19: The Capital Complex Yachuli Area Welfare Association (CCYAWA) has appealed to the chief secretary not to allot Govt quarters to other persons before the retirement of present occupant. Such forceful allotment of Govt quarter in the Capital before retirement of in-service person, particularly non tribal employees created unhealthy practice. Govt quarter should be allotted to deserving applicants after retirement of present occupants.

 

ANYA election

ITANAGAR, Oct 19: Bamang Taji and Kumar Tajo have been elected as president and general secretary of the All Nyishi Youth Association in its election held on Oct 16. Altogether, a total of 3502 voters turned up in the election held in Nyishi dominated districts.  The voters also elected Bengia Dawa and Toko Tara as vice presidents (admin) and protocol respectively.

 

AVP sports meet

ITANAGAR, Oct 19: District Level Sports and games was conducted at ITBP ground at Basar from 8th October to 9th October 2011 which organized by Arunachal Vikas Parishad.

80 athletes from Likabali, Liromoba, Tirbin, Gensi and Basar Kargu Gamgi took part in the sports and games meet. The competition was held to select the athlete for the state level competitions.

Boi Rumi, one of the senior citizen of Basar circle was the chief guest of the sports and games meet.

Tobom Bam HDO Basar gave away the medals and certificates to winners of sports and games competition at velidatory function.

 

RGU Seminar

ITANAGAR, Oct 19: Department of Hindi, Rajiv Gandhi University is organizing a two days national seminar on the topic “Relevance of Nagarjun’s Literature” on October 20 and 21 at University.

 

HWS foundation day

ITANAGAR, Oct 19: Heche Welfare Society, Dumporijo is celebrating its IX foundation day cum general conference from October 22-25 at Dumporijo.

On the occasion, Football, Volley Ball, cultural and literary competition will be organized.

Parliamentary Secretary Gojen Gadi and Kara Welfare Society President Tabe Haider have consented to attend the programme as chief guest and guest of honour.

 

KKCCC appointment

ITANAGAR, Oct 19: Tadar Lugu and Hillang Nima were selected as chairman and vice chairman of Kurung Kumey Collegian Coordination Committee (KKCCC) for the session 2011-12.

 

Popular lady dies

ITANAGAR, Oct 19: Mechi Siram, W/O Late Siken Siram died at her Ganga village residence today after a prologned illness. She was a popular person and was lovingly known as Siram baidou by the people of Itanagar and as Ate by people of Ganga village. Her mortal remains was laid to rest today at Ganga village.

 

Condolence

ITANAGAR, Oct 19: Leporiang People Welfare Committee Capital Complex has condoled the death of Pastor Nabam Dheram in a road accident on October 18 last. He was presently working as Range Pastor under Parang Patoral Range, Sagalee.

He was soft a spoken person and his untimely demise is a great loss to the society, LPWCCC said in a release.

The society, in a condolence meeting, observed two minutes silence as a mark of respect to late Nabam and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.

 

Condolence

ITANAGAR, Oct 19: People of Pangin-Boleng circle has condoled the untimely death of Kaling Taki, one of the well known artisans of Adi community who passed away on 6th October at Adithya Nursing Home, Dibrugarh. They termed his demise as great loss for the society as a whole and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.

 

 Condolence

ITANAGAR, Oct 19: Nyishi Baptist Church Council deeply mourned the demise of Nabum Deram, Pastor of Parang Range who died in a tragic road accident here at Itanagar yesterday.

He is survived by his wife and four children.

NBCC prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and organized a special prayed for the bereaved family member.

 

CoSAAP thank govt

ITANAGAR: Confederation of Service Associations of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP) expressed their gratitude to Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin and Finance Minister Kaliko Pul for releasing 7% Dearness Allowances to state government employees in spite of poor financial position of the state.

They further expressed hope for early release of Bonus for the year 2011-12 and appealed all the state government employees to discharge their duties with more vigor and sincerity.

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Readers Forum

Bandh, violence and Arunachal

Dear Editor,

It’s just to share few of my feelings with the brothers and sisters of my beautiful state called Arunachal Pradesh once known to be the one of the most peaceful states in the northeast is now in turmoil and have seen violence and bandh cultures in recent days. It’s no more a stable state.

The recent events that led to a chaos were due to lack of maturity of associations. It seems like a story of a man who had been mortified by outsider and the man goes back home and torture his own family members just because he was mortified by outsider. Dignity is signified by the act of matured steps.

In my own opinion all the events are just a politically enhanced gamble where the innocents are suffering.

So next time before we go for any act that can disturb the peace, harmony, unity, love and development of our state, think thousand times.

One has to realize whether we are involving in any fruitful activities or is just a knight that dies while the kings and queens enjoy.

Yours,

R. Riba,  (on email)

 

 

A lesson to learn

Dear Editor,

Adding more worries to the people of Arunachal, who are already traumatized by the recent chaos in the capital complex, an incident happened with some students of the state pursuing bachelor of engineering in P.D.A. College, Gulbarga, a city located at the northernmost part of Karnataka, on Oct 17. Eight Arunachalee students were severely bruised without any valid reason. The incident took place within the college campus, during the class hours, where they were physically assaulted by some hooligans who are said to be local students of the same college. When enquired, the assault was found to be a consequence of a row between an Arunachalee and a local student, as the later was trying to get something stealthily from the formers room, a night before the fateful day. The matter was informed to the hostel warden and the head of the department, but so far no action has been meted out to the hooligans for carrying out such a grievous bodily harm to the innocents. To make the matter worse, even the police did not intervene and punish the culprits; rather they are clinging on compromising both the parties. If the necessary steps are not taken by the concerned authority, either by the college or the law keepers, I perceive that similar or even worse situation may take place in the future. So I urge the concerned department of our state to shoulder the case and find an amicable solution. It will be better if the medical expenses are compensated, if not fully, at least to some extent, after assessing the details of the injured.

At last! The penultimate question arises here is why there is no any engineering or medical colleges in our state when they are flourishing in other states? It’s a shame for the education department in particular and the state as a whole. Therefore I earnestly request my fellow Arunachalees to raise voice for such a noble cause.

Yours,

An Arunachalee,

(on email)

 

 

But I can’t stop complaining!

Dear Editor,

During my school days our social science teacher taught us about the Indus valley civilization and ruins of Mohenjo daro. I was made aware that the civilization was very well set with proper civic amenities and utilities; there used to have proper water supply, irrigation cannels,  drainages. The civilization has left a legacy and even after thousands of years its glory persists.

A few days back I happened to go to Guwahati as a relative of mine was referred from RKM hospital for further treatment. I had come to Guwahati after five years 4 months precise. It was really astonishing and my jaws hung low while I struggled to find the location of the hospital. I used to be quite familiar with the city 5 years back but now the city had changed. Fly-overs over all the junctions of the well maintained city roads. There was a complete change in all sorts of facts about the Guwahati city. It was quite embarrassing as I entered the Banderdewa – Itanagar road after a long comfortable drive. The distance from Banderdewa check gate to Itanagar seemed never ending. I could feel how far Itanagar is from Guwahati.

I feel that something is really wrong with this state, our land of rising sun, but where the sun never shines. If you allow me, I would like to share some things that I go through daily if you think nothing’s wrong. I get up in the morning; find the water tank empty because the water pipelines have dried. I somehow manage some water and try to make myself look fresh with that little water. I look and feel dull because I could not sleep well since there was no electricity the previous night and the heat of July kept me awake.  I wonder how come there is no sufficient water in the capital of Arunachal Pradesh when there are so many perennial streams filled with fresh and clean water and only a very little populace to feed.

Then I ask my wife or maid for tea and breakfast in the morning. They report that the LPG cylinders are about to exhaust and there will be no gas to cook lunch. I am quite sure that you might all have experienced how torturing it is to get LPG. I know some small non tribal kids getting employed due to the gas shortage. Job is simple, stand in the queue for 5 hours at stretch and get paid Rs. 50.

Anyways then,  I pick up the Newspaper, I find another member of some militant organization caught, somebody killed someone, bandh call, Price hike of diesel and petrol again.

A very bad way of starting a day indeed, hearing all sorts of bad news but yes, but it is normal because it is all the same daily and I am used to it. I am told by a journalist that usually bad news sells more than the good ones.   Thanks to the last page usually and always showing big dreams after getting up from my bed; bumper bumper bumper housie which I think is the only pleasing thing that happens in the morning and that makes us cheerful and fills with some hope that AAL iz Well, at least for some minutes. I sometimes feel that the News Papers in Arunachal should name the last page as the bumper page itself and name a column “Bandh calls classified”.

Oh! I remember, my car’s fuel gauge showed Red in the evening. I have this good habit to keep my little savings in the bank only because in Itanagar you never know when the bad guys will check-in. Today I need some money to refill my cars fuel tank again, second time this month. I need little more money since the fuel prices have hiked. ATMs, I am told it is “automatic teller machine” but I feel it more like “Automated Torturing Machine”. This ATM and that ATM, working? Not working? Very often my car’s fuel and my reserve Pocket Money gets dried up while chasing these ATMs. Now, I know the trick how to make the things that are made for people’s convenience inconvenient and useless.

Where I was? Yes! Newspapers!

Then I dress up for office and try to make myself very fresh and dashing, put on extra deo and perfume as I could not bath because of insufficient water supply. I know most of you have a/c in your car, but I move on without the a/c on, because I know that the fuel prices have hiked. It becomes intolerably hot in summer as I slowly try to wade through the traffic and find ways within the road escaping the potholes. But my determination does not budge a bit and I don’t put on my cars a/c because I know that it can burn a hole in my pocket and the month’s budget also gets disturbed. Thanks to roads of the capital complex that provides such a good workout for our ever busy common man by relaxing the extra cost of sauna belts and workout machines.  If I were a Doctor I would have advised the people with high Blood Pressure not to drive on capital roads, it may be last the last drive.

You might be thinking that I am complaining too much, and expressions herein are quite exaggerated. Yes, I am exaggerating because I know whatever I am writing is nothing but an outburst and for some this is too long and half of the readers would not reach this word. I need to stop here, yes I have to.  But I can’t stop complaining.

Yours,

Tai Gungte,

Naharlagun, (on email)

 

 

Inspiring march

Dear Editor,

'Candle light march at Daporijo' was really inspirational. I hope Chang trust and BSG will organize such activities in near future which is inspirational for student and public. I request Upper Subansiri based student unions to wake up from thier deep slumber.  Your mother Daporijo is weeping.

Yours,

Phyzzario

Ziro, (on email)

 

 

Arunachal and discrimination

Dear Editor,

I'm really sorry to know that our Arunachalee students were attacked by the local people in Karnataka. I, as an Arunachalee student can understand the discrimination happening in the college. We are being discriminated not only by the students but by the lecturers as well. Some lecturers use abusive words with the northeast students. I had had an argument in the class with the students and lecturer when one of the local girls declared A.P to be a part of China. But then every individual has some physical and intellectual limitations.

Let’s join hands dear Arunachalee students. We have our own rights to fight against the discrimination. Let’s do it so that this kind of incident may not occur in the future. Only if we could end the discrimination and domination from others, we can study anywhere without any disturbance.

Yours,

Elvin Yobin, Bangalore

 

 

 

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Malaria vaccine raises hope

 

Around 225 million people suffer from malaria each year resulting in 800,000 deaths globally. Infants given the prototype vaccine had about half the risk of getting malaria compared with those who did not receive the jab, say researchers. The vaccine, known as RTS, S, is one of two experimental malaria vaccines being tested around the world.  More than 15,000 African children aged under 18 months took part in the year-long study. The trial was conducted in seven African countries on two groups of children - newborns aged six-12 weeks - and babies aged five-17 months.

Global health experts say the vaccine is less effective than others against common infections like polio and measles, and it is not yet clear how much it will cost.

Each year, about 225 million people get malaria, with about 800,000 deaths, mainly in African children.

The World Health Organization said that there had been remarkable recent progress to combat the disease, with a nearly 20 per cent fall in the number of deaths worldwide in the past 10 years.

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