TAWANG, Oct 29: Tawang this morning wore a deserted look with the markets closed
and scanty traffic on its narrow and winding roads. In fact, the whole of Tawang
had zeroed in at the Tawang Festival ground to have a glimpse and listen to the youth
icon of the Congress MP and son of Late Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India
and heir to the Gandhi-Nehru family, Rahul Gandhi.
On the penultimate day of the 5-day Tawang Festival, a mega tourism extravaganza,
Rahul Gandhi air-dashed from Delhi via Tezpur on an IAF chopper to attend the festival.
Incidentally this was his first visit to the oft-visited picturesque Tawang and a
short one at that. His visit lasted for about two hours.
“Tashi Delek,” Rahul greeted Tawang to a thunderous applause.
Addressing a huge gathering of people of Tawang and tourists from outside, the AICC
General Secretary, in chaste Hindi, said every single person of the country must
be involved in governance to move ahead as a progressive country.
“If we don’t involve people of all walks of life, especially the backward class in
the governance, our nation will not move ahead,” he said while informing about the
national flagship programmes like MNREGA and SSA.
He added that such national flagship programmes gives opportunity to everyone of
the country for better employment and livelihood.
Asserting that special attention is being given by the Government of India to Arunachal
Pradesh, he said the mega PM’s package provided to the state is exceptional and no
other state in India had received such a huge package in terms of funds.
“This clearly proves the keen interest of the Centre to see Arunachal at par with
other developed states,” the young Gandhi said.
He expressed optimism that with implementation of the mega package Arunachal will
see a new light of development with proper air, railway and road connectivity.
Marveling at the dance performances by various tribes and sub-tribes of Arunachal
Pradesh, the Gandhi scion commented that ‘we are different flowers of the same bouquet
–different in culture yet same in spirit’.
Welcoming Rahul, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki in his speech recalled the Nehru-Gandhi
contributions in shaping Arunachal Pradesh and the special bond shared by the people
with the family.
“Though it is your first visit to Tawang but your great grandfather Pandit Jawaharlal
Nehru, grandmother Indira, your father Rajiv and our leader madam Sonia visited Tawang
and showered their blessings to our people,” he said. He informed Rahul that the
developmental package bestowed by the Center is being properly implemented in construction
of a four lane road to connect the State Capital, Trans Arunachal Highway, Railway
line to Itanagar, Green field Airport, etc.
Tuki sought Rahul’s intervention in getting sanction for construction of road from
Lumla to Rangia via Tashigong (Bhutan) while stating that it will pave way for opening
up of border trade with Bhutan and also shorten the distance from Tawang to Rangia
by around 260 kms. He also sought Rahul’s cooperation in getting sanction for construction
of a short take-off and landing (STOL) Airport at Lumla and reconstruction of Stillwell
road in Changlang to boost border trade with Myanmar and other South East Asian countries.
“NHPC is doing survey and investigation for construction of a Tunnel road from Senge
to Jang which will not only cut short a distance of about 60 kms but will also serve
as all weather road which will help in easy movement of traffic and transporting
heavy machineries for Hydro Power projects in Tawang”, he informed while seeking
support for approval of this project by the Center.
Tourism Minister Pema Khandu in his welcome speech expressed the desire of people
of Tawang to see Rahul for long and said the dream came true with his maiden visit.
He expressed hope that Rahul would visit Tawang again in the future.
Parliamentary Secretary to Civil Aviation Jambey Tashi said Rahul’s visit has cemented
the relation Nehru-Gandhi family hadshared with Tawang and state as a whole.
Earlier, Rahul laid a wreath at the War Memorial, unveiled busts of his great grandfather
Jawaharlal Nehru, grand mother Indira Gandhi and his father Rajiv Gandhi at the Nehru
Rahul also paid ‘darshan’ at the 400-year-old Galden Namgyal Lhatse Monastery, popularly
known as Tawang Monastery and laid foundation stone of the Rajiv Gandhi High Altitude
Sports Complex at Tawang to be funded by the Center.
Former chief minister Jarbom Gamlin, MPs Mukut Mithi and Takam Sanjoy, WRD Minister
Newlai Tingkhatra, UD Minister Rajesh Tacho, Agriculture & Horticulture Minister
Setong Sena, Parliamentary Secretaries-T N Thongdok, Likha Saaya, Passang Dorjee
Sona, Phurpa Tsering, Tsewang Dondup shared the dais with Rahul.
Tapuk unveils Yaja Waii Memorial T20 Cricket Championship Trophy
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: The biggest cricketing extravaganza of North East, the 3rd Yaja
Waii Memorial (YWM) T20 Cricket Championship, is all set for a grand opening on November
21 at Seppa with MLA cum Chairman Sports Authority of Arunachal (SAA) Tapuk Taku
unveiling the trophy before a hosts of dignitaries, public and media persons here
Speaking on the occasion, Taku said that organizing a mega sport event is the best
way to remember the late mother. He lauded the chief patron for organizing such a
big tournament in terms of prize money.
The organizing committee has kept a whopping Rs 5 lakh for the winner and Rs 2 lakh
for the runners up team besides various individual prizes.
The tournament being organized in memory of late mother of the chief patron, Kumar
Waii, Parliamentary Secretary Secretary (RWD) aims at encouraging and giving opportunity
to cricket players to show their cricketing talent and skill. He called upon the
participating teams from various districts, including the host teams, to maintain
sportsman spirit while taking part in such tournament.
While extending his whole-hearted support for grand success of the tournament, Taku
announced Rs 5 lakh from Sports Authority of Arunachal for smooth conduct of the
Director of Sports and Youth Affairs D.K Dinglow expressed the hope that the championship
would provide a much needed platform for the upcoming cricketers of the state to
expose their talents. He assured that all possible efforts will be made to promote
cricket in the state although the sport is not within the ambit of the sports and
youth affairs department. He opined that T20 cricket format is best suited for Arunachal
youths and added that youth should take up the sport sincerely.
Briefing on the championship organized in memory of his late mother Yaja Waii, Chief
Patron Kumar Waii informed that this year’s tournament would be the final edition
of the tournament. Disclosing the reason for dedicating the tournament in memory
of his late mother instead of father, Waii said, “In our tribal society, we identify
a person by his father’s name and title. But mothers just get lost in between”. The
Chief Patron also made it clear that his motive for organizing the tournament is
to encourage the youths towards cricket. Waii also assured full-proof security for
all the visiting teams and said that there should not be any misconception on Seppa.
Union DoNER Minister Paban Singh Ghatowar along with Member of Parliament Takam Sanjoy
would inaugurate the tournament on November 21.
The grand finale will be held on December 7 which will be attended by Chief Minister
Seppa West MLA Tani Loffa, APBOCWWB Chairman Jalley Sonam, Championship Commissioner
Dahey Sangno and captains of all the 12 participating teams attended the function.
Advocates urged to give up professional misconduct
PASIGHAT, Oct 29: The East and Upper Siang District Bar Association (EUSDBA) celebrated
its first ever general conference stressing to impart legal training to the rural
people of the two Siang districts and creating legal awareness among the people of
While explaining the objectives of the meeting, general secretary of the association
Taber Tamuk urged the practising advocates to keep close coordination among them.
He said the advocates should acquire practical knowledge and maintain the ethics
Addressing the general meeting on the occasion, president of EUSDBA Tonning Pertin
discussed on various legal issues and topics, including ethics of serving advocates
and Advocates Act-1961 besides codification of the customary laws in Adi societies.
He urged the advocate colleagues to maintain professional ethics.
“Advocacy is a noble profession and so the serving advocates should maintain professional
ethics in their conducts.”
Referring Advocates Act, 1961, Pertin said the advocates have right to protest any
irregularity or misconduct in judicial process in any criminal cases. He discouraged
charging of exorbitant fees from the clients.
Pertin, who has completed 10 years of the profession, was sharing his experience
with the junior advocates. According to him, serving advocates should work in united
and avoid any misconduct during legal practices. Citing two stages in advocacy- Learning
and Earning, he suggested them for proper utilisation of the times bonds.
Speaking on the occasion, advocate from Itanagar permanent bench of Gauhati High
Court Diky Pangging suggested the local advocates to maintain coordination in case
of legal complexity. He felt that case pending problem in the DC courts has been
solved after establishment of judicial court in places like Pasighat. He said the
phase-wise separation of the judiciary from executive has eased the system and now
advocates should deliver justice within a short period.
High Court advocate Nalo Pada emphasized on closer coordination among the advocates
at the time of tragedy and distress.
Later, the meeting unanimously adopted the association’s constitution (Bye law)
and constituted its 15-member executive body including the president, vice president,
general secretary and 12 other functionaries besides four advisers. It also resolved
to appeal the DCs and Bogum Bokang Kebang (Supreme kebang body of Adi societies)
for fixation of jurisdiction of the ‘Gaon Burah Kebang’ against certain category
The meeting further made introspection to legal conflicts between the Political Interpreters
(PI) in administrative offices and Gaon Burahs with regard to Kebang (trial) process
in rural areas.
Making an over view on the present scenario of Pasighat Additional District & Session
Court, the Bar association functionaries revealed a number of alleged ‘irregularities’
and ‘illegal’ conducts reining in the court regarding prosecution of criminal cases.
Meanwhile, the association submitted complaint petition to the Chef Justice of Gauhati
High Court demanding legal action against the alleged misconduct of the present AD&SJ
WTP under threat due to encroachment
DAPORIJO, Oct 29: The Water Treatment Plant (WTP) and Storage Tank of 600000 litre
capacity at Tanium Putu, which supplies water to entire Daporijo town, is under threat
due to rampant encroachment.
The encroachment has reached such a stage that the 6 lakh litre capacity tank has
been destabilized due to unauthorised earth cutting. Earth cutting has been done
upto 5 metres of the tank while the earth has eroded away up to .50 metre from the
tank structure on its downhill side. The tank is vulnerable to bursting as its natural
support has been removed. It is precariously supporting itself by the strength of
the RCC body it is constructed of. Not only is the tank at risk, but the main pipelines
supplying the town with water too are at risk as the area around the pipelines have
been cut away with the RCC posts supporting the pipelines hanging in the air.
The WTP was constructed in 1996-97 at an initial cost of Rs 49 lakhs (approx) in
an area of 1500 sq metres and has an ongoing project of 10 crores for laying pipelines
through the town.
According to records, complaints of encroachment have been received from 2007 onwards
and eviction was carried out on May 18, 2007 and August 30, 2010.
The district Administration has warned the people that WTP sites are restricted areas
and unauthorised encroachment/ trespassing is strictly prohibited at Tanium Putu.
A Judicial order has been passed on October 25 last in which construction of any
kind of building/ fencing and earth cutting without valid permission/ land allotment
order is prohibited and strict legal action will be taken against violators of the
The water tank area has illegal occupants living few metres away on its downhill
sides. In the event of bursting of the weakened tank structure, the people living
around it and on the downhill will be severely affected and the areas most vulnerable
are Abo Tani Colony -I and -II and Sikarijo village of Daporijo. DIPRO
DC expresses concern over bad sanitation scenario
SEPPA, Oct 29: East Kameng Deputy Commissioner Tope Bam expressed serious concern
over bad sanitation scenario at Seppa town and urged all town dwellers to come forward
and join hand with DUDA in making Seppa town clean and hygienic.
Addressing a coordination meeting with officers and officials of DUDA, office bearers
of various colonies and Bazarline on October 26, the DC cum chairman DUDA reiterated
strict implementation of the executive order passed prohibiting pig rearing within
While informing that construction of sanitary toilets is mandatory for all BPL families
till appropriate arrangement is made, he discouraged Katcha toilets which directly
discharge human excreta into the rivers, streams or nallahs.
He directed the Dy. Director of DUDA to follow up the estimate as submitted to the
Govt. for construction of low cost toilet for BPL families. He appealed to the dwellers
of Seppa town to keep their surroundings neat and clean for a healthy environment.
Er. T. Tachang, Dy. Director DUDA explained on cleanliness tips and suggested the
possible ways to improve the present sanitation scenario in Seppa town. DIPRO
Darka village felicitates Class X toppers
AALO, Oct 29: The present trend to felicitate the meritorious students is a noble
step to encourage the students to inculcate the spirit of competitiveness in them
to excel in life, said West Siang Deputy Commissioner, Marnya Ete while attending
the felicitation function of the first batch Class X toppers of Darka Secondary School
on October 27.
“We are witnessing a period of transition among the young generation. And the role
of teachers and administrators alone are not sufficient unless parental care is given
to students,” Ete said.
Responding to the demand placed by Headmaster Eto Ete pertaining to fencing of the
school compound and walling of the open school auditorium, he assured to look into
the matter in due course of time.
Attending the function, West Siang DDSE Tomi Doke said that big Darka village is
always considered a hub of intellectuals and young generation need to follow their
footsteps and emulate their feats. Educational set up in the district is vast, problems
enormous and handling depends on the cooperation from all corners, he said.
The yearly late Tumngam Padu Award of Rs. 10,000 along with trophy and citation,
instituted by Er. Geyum Padu and family in memory of their mother were awarded to
Dengam Padu for standing first in the school along with fourteen other students.
The Chairman Darka School Management Committee Mito Ete, All Darka Welfare and PAYWA
secretary, Minto Ete, Yaali Ete, HGB and Kenyir Padu ASM of Darka- 11 also spoke
and encouraged the students. DIPRO
Students advised to abstain from using drug, alcohol
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: Sports Authority of Arunachal (SAA) Chairman Tapuk Taku advised
the students to abstain from using drugs, alcohol and tobacco, which can ruin a person’s
Attending the valedictory function of the 3rd Dera Natung Memorial Badminton Championship
in the DNG College Auditorium here today, Tapuk advised to students to actively participate
in games and sports activities to remain fit and healthy.
All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) president Takam Tatung exhorted the
students to study hard and maintain discipline as discipline is the key to success
in life. He requested the SAA chairman to provide the college with better games and
Principal of the College Tomar Ete highlighted the achievements of the college in
curricular as well as co-curricular activities and appreciated the Students Union
for organizing the tournament in a grand manner.
The General Secretary of Students Union drew the attention of Taku and Tatung towards
some genuine problems faced by the college, which included renovation of basketball
court and completion of Lawn Tennis court.
The valedictory function was also attended by the vice principal, lecturers, faculty
members and students of the college.
AGSU submits memo to CM
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: The members of All Galo Students Union (AGSU) recently met Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki and submitted a five- point memorandum.The main demands of AGSU
included naming of the Arunachal State General Hospital Naharlagun, which will soon
become a State Medical College, as Tomo Riba Memorial State Medical College, construction
of a Multipurpose Auditorium and a Multi-storied Library Building at Donyi Polo Govt
Kamki College, Declaration of Lower Siang District as a full fledged district, up-gradation
of District Hospital Aalo to General Hospital and setting up of Model Technical College
in West Siang district. The AGSU claimed that chief minister gave them a patient
hearing and assured to look into the demands.
AAPYO to sit on dharna
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organization (AAPYO) has decided to
sit on Dharna at Rajbhawan on November 1 due to the state government’s alleged failure
to take up the Karsingsa Greenfield airport issue.
The organization further threatened to launch a 12 hours capital bandh after the
proposed dharna, if its demands are not fulfilled by the government.
Pray for early recovery of Moge Doji
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: All Arunachal Young Star Artist Association, in a message, prayed
for early recovery of legendry artiste Moge Doji, who is undergoing treatment at
The association informed that the singing talent hunt show would be resumed on first
week of January at Daporijo.
APCC, ABK congratulate Ering
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) and Adi Baane Kebang
(ABK) congratulated MP Ninong Ering for being inducted as union minister of state
yesterday and expressed their gratitude to Congress President and UPA Chairperson
Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi
for the same.
All Boggong Students Union (ABSU), the general public of Pasighat and Karko Ao Welfare
Association have also congratulated Ering for his induction into union ministry.
AAPSTEWA Raising day celebrated
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: All Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Employees’ Welfare Association
(AAPSTEWA) celebrated its raising day on October 27 last at APSTS Bus station, Naharlagun.
STS department Deputy General Manager Doi Dirchi and Administrative Officer Api Nima
attended the programme and gave away prizes to the winners of various games and sports
competitions held on the occasion.
APSTGA conference held
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: The Arunachal Pradesh Small Tea Growers’ Association (APSTGA) conducted
its 4th conference cum election at Itanagar on October 26 last.
It was resolved in the meeting to urge the concern department to implement the Tea
Plantation Project in the state in collaboration with APSTGA. It was also resolved
that a special committee would also be constituted to look after the land possession
and environment clearance certificate with the competent authority. It urged the
state government to set up cooperative tea factory in the state. It also decided
to review the bye-law of the association.
Earlier, APSTGA General Secretary Sompha Wangsa highlighted the activities and achievements
of the association.
APSTGA president Tadak Gab, Chief Adviser Bao Tamo,, convener Neelam Tago, vice president
Nabam Nikia, assistant secretary Dingwang Wangham and others also spoke on the occasion.
GSU reiterates demand
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: Galo Students Union (GSU), in a release, informed that fund amounting
to Rs.60 Lakh (Approx) has been sanctioned for construction of Multipurpose Community
Hall at Donyi Polo Govt. College, Kamki by the office of Director of Higher and Technical
While expressing gratitude to Education Minister for his initiative to get the fund
released, GSU hoped that the Government would fulfill other demands of the union
at the earliest.
The GSU has been demanding for creation of Lower Siang district, up gradation of
District Hospital Aalo to General Hospital, infrastructure development of various
schools, posting of sufficient teachers, establishment of Sainik school in West Siang
However, GSU has rued the state government’s alleged lack of interest in fulfilling
Doctors remove tumor from woman in health camp
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: A medical team led by Dr. Jego Ori, ENT specialist of Arunachal
State Hospital, Naharlagun removed a tumor measuring 20cm X 10 cm from a patient’s
neck during a two days free medical camp organized by Arunachal Pradesh Building
and Others Construction Workers Welfare Board at remote Mengio circle in Papum Pare
district on October 27 and 28.
Altogether 400 people, both registered workers and public, have benefitted from the
Relief materials were also distributed to the registered workers by officer incharge
of the Board of Papum Pare district on behalf of Board Chairman Jalley Sonam.
The reliefs were provided on the nature of damage and assessment made by All Arunachal
Pradesh Workers Union Papum Pare district unit President Paul Tath.
Fire victims get immediate relief
ZIRO, Oct 29: Padi Kumya wife of MLA Padi Richo along with Nima Drema, DRRO and Bazaar
Committee members visited the site of fire accident at Hapoli and interacted with
the affected families today. Kumya contributed few amounts to the affected families
along with CGI sheets for their rehabilitation. Each family was also given Rs 2,700
by the district administration for immediate use.
A devastating fire gutted 4 houses at SP colony yesterday. DIPRO
Lower Siang was wrongly mentioned as Lower Subansiri in a news item under the heading
“GSU lambasts Govt….” published in p-5 of this daily on October 29 issue. The mistake
106 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Through the column of your esteemed daily, I write this to invite the kind attention
of the concerned political parties and authorities of the Nari-Koyu circle regarding
the non-renovation of “EGO to PASIGHAT” PWD Road.
It appears that the different political parties go into deep slumber after the election.
They don’t seem to understand that renovation of said PWD Road is part of their duty.
The bad condition of our village road makes us feel as if we are living in the fifteenth
century. In every decent village there are tarred roads. But in the rainy season,
our roads are full of slush and huge landslide. More particularly, EGO to PASIGHAT
road is a lifeline of KADU village. This village is situated in between EGO and KOYU.
There are more than 1200 peoples living in this village. The people of this village
are compelled to carry the patient on their shoulder for medical treatment. Unfortunately
most of the patients are not so lucky to reach the hospital for further treatment,
due to lack of proper road transportation.
Last but not the least during my childhood I had a dream that one day I will come
in my native village with my own vehicle. Alas!!!! My dream remains only in dream.
I, therefore, on behalf of KADU village, request the concerned authorities to take
immediate step for renovation of the said road. I am sure something could be done
by your influence for a better tomorrow of this remote village.
Let’s save Hollock Gibbon
I was recently posted to Changlang Social Forestry Division as a Range Forest Officer
Probationer. Though I was bit reluctant and concerned at the beginning, but after
reaching here my concept changed gradually. I stayed in this beautiful Circuit House
of Changlang till quarter was allotted to me. In these few days stay at Circuit House,
I was surprised to see so many birds’ species around it. Parakeets, Bulbuls, Munias,
Oriole, Minivets, and Thrush etc are few to be named. Within a short period, I was
able to list around 50 different bird species in Changlang town, the count which
only keeps on increasing with each passing day.
Early morning is one of my favorite times in Changlang, as it is the time when the
only ape of India, Hollock Gibbons’s call can be heard by all the town dwellers.
Few (probably) families of Gibbons are located in a small patch of forest in the
heart of the town/main market. It is great to hear their calls every day, as it gives
me the feeling of wilderness and a satisfaction that there is still some place for
wild animals in this rapidly developing world, though for how long I am not sure.
Unlike other areas, this part of forest near the main market still has almost untouched
virgin forest cover. It may be due to the reasons that it is a Water Catchment Area
and or that, it being a steep hill, is geographically inaccessible. It seems the
Gibbons are confined to this relatively small patch of forest area due to habitat
fragmentation. I am not sure if every morning they call to guard their territory
against invaders or are a desperate SOS call for their rescue. Sadly, there is no
any database about the faunal aspect of this division, even though it is blessed
with the treasure of wildlife. Likewise, nothing is known about the Hoolock Gibbons
near the main town, except for the knowledge of their presence.
A thorough research and field survey is necessary to, at least, create a database
of Hoolock Gibbon, or even for the entire wildlife of the area. For this purpose,
the Forest Department, Local people, NGOs and Research Institutes together could
play a vital role. I have talked to my senior colleagues and they are more than willing
to do their bid. T. Mali (R.F.O.) has recently engaged few locals to collect as much
detail about the Gibbons as possible.
Though just a small step, but I hope it will lead to a never ending journey towards
conservation of the only ape species of India, the Hoolock Gibbons in particular,
and all other wildlife in general, in this small town of Changlang in near future,
well before they end up being a dinner menu or their calls get overshadowed by the
ever increasing traffic.
Forest Range Officer (Probationer),
Changlang Social Forestry Division,
We condemn the act of arson and vandalism carried out by two self styled groups namely
All Nishi Youth Council (ANYC) and Arunachal Pradesh Abotani Youth clan organization
(APATYCO) in the land of Yadap Apang, proprietor of M/s Arunachal Automobiles and
chairman, Arunachal Times at the old Arunachal Times building Banderdewa, which belongs
to Smti Apang since last 30 years.
We do not encourage such anti-social elements to take law into their own hands and
spoil the name of the peace loving people of Banderdewa. Since, Banderdewa is in
our jurisdiction, it is our duty to protect and preserve the lives and property of
each and every peace loving citizen of our area. We discourage any such anti-social
organization and call upon them not to take law into their own hands. We also urge
them not to further damage and tarnish the peace and tranquility of Banderdewa by
Banderdewa Bazaar Welfare Committee
Spread of dengue, a cause for concern
In a major cause of concern for the health department, the cases of dengue are being
reported from various parts of the state. Altogether 165 blood samples collected
from various parts of the State have tested positive for dengue NS1-antigen, implying
that dengue transmission is continuing in Arunachal Pradesh. A total of 586 blood
samples have so far been tested at the laboratories of Arunachal State Hospital (ASH),
Pasighat general hospital, RMRC and the ICMR (Dibrugarh). The first case of dengue
came out from East Siang district and soon it has spread to Papum Pare, West Siang
and Upper Siang districts. The state government initiated various steps to fight
dengue including fogging operations with malathione chemical in sectors of the Capital
Complex and dengue testing is being done in large way at Arunachal state hospital,
Naharlagun. But one wonders whether these steps are enough to fight such enormous
People of Arunachal should also take their own precaution in this regard. Dengue
fever is a disease caused by a family of viruses that are transmitted by mosquitoes.
It is an acute illness of sudden onset that usually follows a benign course with
symptoms such as headache, fever, exhaustion, severe muscle and joint pain, swollen
glands. The presence of fever, rash, and headache (and other pains) is particularly
characteristic of dengue. Other signs of dengue fever include bleeding gums, severe
pain behind the eyes, and red palms and soles. Dengue can affect anyone but tends
to be more severe in people with compromised immune systems. Because it is caused
by one of the four serotypes of virus, it is possible to get dengue fever multiple
times. However, an attack of dengue produces immunity for a lifetime to that particular
serotype to which the patient was exposed. The state health department needs to carry
out awareness about dengue so that people are alert to the situation.