ITANAGAR, Oct 15: The Ziro police have arrested the alleged miscreants responsible
for death of a student Hage Hassang at Ziro recently, police sources informed. The
school boy had succumbed to his injuries after an attack by miscreants at Govt. H.
S. School’s campus on Oct 5 last. Hassang’s friend was allegedly sexually assaulted
at around the same time of the attack.
The miscreants identified as Tasso Taruk and Lamra Tater, both 19 years of age, of
Radum village under Raga police station have been arrested yesterday night, informed
Lower Subansiri SP today.
The SP further informed that both the arrested persons have confessed to their crimes.
They have been produced before the court after undergoing medical examination and
later remanded to police custody for further interrogation.
The murder of a student and sexual assault of a girl had rocked Ziro valley.
Meanwhile, Apatani Students’ Union (ASU) has appreciated Officer In-Charge (OC),
Investigation Officer PS Ziro and his teams for nabbing the culprits involved in
the heinous crime of murder of Hage Hassang and rape of a minor.
ASU sought stringent punishment for those involved and said that there are no place
for unlawful activities in a civilized society.
Union further sought the cancellation of transfer order of present Deputy Commissioner,
Lower Subansiri District.
Apatani Youth Association has also appreciated Ziro police for cracking the case
and demanded exemplary punishment to the accused terming the incident as rarest of
the rare case. Further AYA sought support from public and sector committee of Hapoli
town and adjoining area in their move to carry out tenant verification. “Everyone
should support tenant verification report within 30th October as it will help to
control crime in the valley,” AYA stated.
Meanwhile, expressing concern over criminal activities including murder and rape
in Ziro valley, All Ziro Hapoli Youth Association (AZHYA) in a memorandum to chief
minister demanded erection of police beat posts, installation of CCTV cameras and
proper maintenance of street lights at all sensitive locations in the townships
besides 24 hours police patrolling.
It further sought provision of college bus from Ziro to Yachuli for the students
of Yachuli college.
1st Arunachal People’s Choice Award
Tongam Rina honoured for courageous journalism, Taba Ajum popular journalist
By Staff Reporter
ITANAGAR, Oct 15: The Arunachal People’s Choice Award-2014, the maiden initiative
of Public Relation NE, a wing of Business NE group, to recognise excellence in various
fields through voting by the masses, was conferred in a glittering function here
About seven lakh people from all over the state voted online to choose the awardees:
Chopa Cheda- Popular Working Editor, Taba Ajum - Popular Journalist (print ), Taro
Chatung - Popular Journalist (electronic), The Arunachal Pioneer- Popular Newspaper,
Tongam Rina - Courageous Journalism, Brothers’ Hero- Favourite Automotive Dealer
(2-wheeler), Sango Motors (Chevrolet)- Favourite Automotive Dealer (4-wheeler), Karsang
Lat Farmers’ Club– (coordinator Bamenso Bellai) Best Performing Farmers Club, Kari
Lombi - Favourite Fashion Designer, M/s Duyu Tours & Travels- Popular Tourism Entrepreneur,
Aries Corps - Most Popular Brand, Oju Welfare Society - Popular Handloom & Handicraft
Business unit, Popular Micro, E&K Restaurant (Proprietor Toko Prakash) - Small and
Medium Enterprises (MSME) Entrepreneurship.
After giving away the awards as chief guest to the thunderous applause of the gathering
including IPR secretary Dani Salu, the media fraternity, faculty members from Rajiv
Gandhi University, IPR & Culture Parliamentary Secretary Bamang Felix congratulated
the winners and nominees, saying nomination itself is a recognition.
This would go a long way in promoting the sense of competition and help develop excellence
in various fields to face the competitive world, he said.
“This is a recognition of all unsung heroes of the state through people’s analysis.
Let this be an annual event to showcase role models for the society,” he advocated
and announced to be part of this great award next year.
Referring to the selfless work of media persons, he assured all out support to them.
APIDFC MD Tony Koyu and CE (Hydropower) Pura Tupe, Capital DC Mige Kamki and tax
& excise joint commissioner Tani Jongkey also gave away some of the awards.
Earlier, PR NE CEO Dakter Esse read out the message of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki,
also chief patron of the event, who appreciating the organisers said that “I have
always nurtured a deep respect for media professionals as their contributions– indirectly
– in delivering a transparent and people-friendly government cannot be measured in
physical terms. Their job is challenging even at times putting their life at risk
and recognising their challenging role would encourage them to work with renewed
Tuki said that he has been promoting and propagating other fields chosen for the
award as future source of employment when the government jobs are saturated in near
future. He appealed to the people for wholehearted participation in the selection
process for success of the venture.
“This is the least we can do to show them our appreciation and tell them that we
are behind you. Together we can do it,” the CM added.
However, Esse said that the innovative endeavour intended to salute state’s silent
heroes, develop the spirit of competition and promote Arunachal globally.
The trendsetting event was punctuated by scintillating items showcasing the rich
Around 90% voters’ turnout recorded in Kanubari by-poll
ITANAGAR, Oct 15: High turnout of voters was reported from Kanubari assembly constituency
in Longding district which went for by-election today.
"Approximately 90 percent poling has been reported in the Kanubari by-poll. The election
was conducted in a peaceful manner and there was no report of any untoward incident
from any part of the constituency," Deputy Chief Electoral Officer of Arunachal Pradesh,
D J Bhattacharjee informed.
'The voters' participation in all 28 polling stations of the constituency was very
high,' he informed.
He said an adequate security arrangement was made for today's polling with the district
authorities deploying police and central paramilitary forces in all polling stations
for a free and fair election.
Counting of votes will be taken up from 0800 hrs on October 19 next. Kanubari is
witnessing a straight fight between BJP nominee Rongnai Maham and Congress's Gabriel
Denwang Wangsu, a former journalist.
The by-poll was necessitated after the seat fell vacant following the death of incumbent
Newlai Tingkhatra days before he was declared winner in the April 9, 2014 general
Education panacea to all ills: Taloh
ROING, Oct 15: Education is panacea to all ills confronting the present society,
said Education Minister Tapang Taloh after laying the foundation stone of a model
college amidst chanting of hymns at Jemi Notko in Jia village, 8 km from here today.
As a river flows through a suitable course, development flourishes in conducive atmosphere,
Taloh said, and called upon the people of L/Dibang and Dibang Valley districts to
facilitate rapid growth of education, the pillar for all-round development.
The college is spread in 39.2 acre area for which an amount of Rs 2 crore was sanctioned
in 2013-14 fiscal as first installment of central assistance out of approved Rs 8
crore, which could not be released due to court case, he said.
However, step has been taken for re-budgetary support for releasing Rs 2 crore to
the executing agency, he informed.
“Arunachal is one and through this college should shoulder the responsibilities to
unite and create the conducive atmosphere for the wellbeing of both the communities
living in the district,” said local MLA & Horticulture Parliamentary Secretary Muchu
Mithi, while Industries Parliamentary Secretary Tatung Jamoh exhorted the students
to rise above all differences and devote their time in studies.
Earlier, WRD Parliamentary Secretary Gum Tayeng termed the occasion historic after
former MLA Basu Perme spoke at length about the evolution of the district and its
The town wore a deserted look because of the 48-hour bandh called by All Idu Mishmi
Students Union (AIMSU) since 5 am on Tuesday demanding a UGC model college in Dibang
Valley. Slogan shouting agitators holding placards and banners demonstrated along
both sides of the road leading to the venue.
Taloh assures AIMSU of acceptable solution
Earlier, an AIMSU delegation called on the minister at the guest house here and in
a memorandum demanded a similar college for Dibang Valley district sanctioned by
AIMSU president Lokha Elapra said that they were neither opposed to the new college
nor giving the issue a communal college but were fighting as education was their
right. “We will continue to fight till our right is fulfilled,” he said.
Enjalu Munda Women Empowerment Forum chairman Dr Manaya Mena resented against what
she accused manipulative move of the GoAP in depriving the D/Valley district though
it was qualified as an educationally backward district (EBD) and pleaded for such
a college in the interest of education, particularly women.
Appreciating the students’ sentiment, Taloh said that he was totally in dark on the
issue. However, he informed that the GoI had identified 374 EBDs in the country in
2001 with less than 12.4% gross enrolment ratio to set up UGC model colleges. In
all 11 of the 13 districts of Arunachal Pradesh including the undivided Dibang Valley
district had qualified and process has begun to set up nine model colleges.
Disclosing that he had discussed the issue along with Mithi and Jamoh with the CM
last night, Taloh said that the CM has a very sympathetic attitude for D/Valley district.
“A considerate view would be taken to find an acceptable solution but the union should
welcome the new college in greater interest of the state. Your district MLA should
give right feedback to the GoAP,” he suggested.
Supporting the AIMSU stand, Mithi advocated holding further discussions and moving
the GoAP as their representative for a mutually agreeable outcome without allowing
the issue to snowball which the delegates consented. Dr Padu was also present on
Tax and Excise dept contributes Rs 400 Cr.
ITANAGAR, Oct 15: The Tax and Excise department has generated around Rs 400 crores
in the last financial year. This was informed by Tapas Dutta, Assistant Commissioner
(Tax & Excise) during a high level day long interactive review meeting of the department
which was organized in the Conference Hall of Udyog Sadan, Itanagar today.
It was also highlighted that if Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) is monitored properly
and the excise duty and excise license fees are increased then revenue generation
can be boosted further in the years to come.
The meeting also ascertained the functioning of the department as well as the revenue
collection in the current financial year.
Parliamentary Secretary (Tax & Excise) T.Taku, lauded the department to be the highest
revenue earner of the State but, also stressed that more efforts to be put in to
plug the revenue leakages to generate more revenue for the State exchequer.
Taku gave a patient hearing and assured to look into the genuine problems faced by
the department. Marnya Ete, Secretary-cum-Commissioner urged all the officers to
work with sincerity to achieve the target and earn more for the State coffer. He
also urged the officers to conduct workshop on Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) to create
awareness and cross verify the records as to whether TDS is being done properly or
T.Jongkey, Joint Commissioner (Tax & Excise) appreciated the Parliamentary Secretary
for taking such initiative for the development of the department.
Kingman Komut, Superintendent (Tax & Excise) and State Project Co-ordinator of MMPCT
briefed the house with a power point presentation about the present status of the
online Tax Administration system.
Arunachal activists protest stapled visa issue
New Delhi, Oct 15: A group of people from Arunachal Pradesh today staged demonstration
at Jantar Mantar here against the issue of stapled visa by China for citizens from
the state. Protesters under the banner of Arunachal Civil Society (ACS) raised slogans
and displayed placards against China for issuing stapled visa to people of Arunachal
Students from Delhi University and other universities also participated in the protest.
The demonstration started around 11 am, with the protesters holding placards saying
"Regular visa is our right", "Resolve the issue of stapled visa", "Who am I, Indian
or Chinese", "No Hindi Chini Bhai Bhai" and "Stop Chinese movement in Arunachal Pradesh".
"Why does China continue to issue stapled visas to people of Arunachal Pradesh when
it is an accepted fact that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India?" Patey
Tayum, chairman of ACS, asked.
"In October 1981, China refused to give visa to member of Indian Parliamentary Delegation
T L Rajkumar, speaker of Arunachal Pradesh Assembly to an Asian conference of parliamentarians
on population and development. In October last year as well, two archers from the
state were issued stapled visa," he said
Stating that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India, he asked why our government
was not serious to resolve this issue.
"We want Central government to immediately instigate mechanism to resolve the stapled
visa with the China before December 31. If government fails to resolve it within
this deadline, we will start staging an indefinite protest from the Republic Day
at Jantar Mantar," Tayum said.
After the protest, a delegation of ACS gave memorandums to PMO and External Affairs
Minister Sushma Swaraj with regard to their demand. PTI
Tuki assures fund for renovation of hospital, construction of teachers quarters
ZIRO, Oct 15: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, who was on a day long tour to the picturesque
valley of Ziro, visited the Government Higher Secondary School and the District hospital
which has recently been upgraded to General Hospital.
Tuki made extensive inspection of the dilapidated conditions of the infrastructure
of the two most important social sectors in the state’s one of the oldest district
headquarters. Concerned over the conditions of the infrastructure and shortage of
manpower at the government school, Chief Minister assured to post sufficient subject
teachers besides construction of teachers quarters, approach road and boundary wall
for the school.
While highly condemning the recent incident of rape and murder in the school campus,
Tuki directed the police to conduct regular patrolling in the vicinity and assured
for immediate installation of High Mast lights for ensuring a sense of security
amongst the students. While reiterating his stand towards criminal, Tuki said that
criminals belong to no religion, caste, tribe or colour. They must be awarded exemplary
punishment for the heinous crime, he emphatically said.
He further directed the DC to provide 24x7 ambulance services for the needy denizens
and asked him to direct the medical officers to conduct medical examinations of the
students on regular intervals.
After inspection of the four decade old general hospital building, Tuki on responding
to the memorandum submitted by the district medical officer, assured to provide funds
for renovation of the hospital building apart from agreeing for solar power project
to back up the power need for the operation theatre and blood banks.
While interacting with the doctors and medical staff, chief minister advised them
to conduct frequent health camps in interior villages. He further urged to implement
the Chief Minister’s Universal Health Insurance Scheme in letter and spirit so that
maximum of the populace is benefitted from the landmark scheme. On shortage of doctors,
Tuki revealed that the government is soon conducting recruitment of doctors through
CM reviews on-going projects
Chief Minister along with his entourage later conducted a review meeting of all ongoing
projects in the district at the DC’s conference hall. Quite satisfied by the progress
of the projects, Tuki pitched for timely execution of the programmes without compromising
with the quality. He also directed the district heads to submit utilization certificate
on time for smooth flow of funds from the centre.
He minutely noted the problems faced by the executing agencies and assured to address
them. Calling for working as a team, chief minister requested the district officers
to check leakages of government revenue. While referring to excessive claim of land
compensation by the people, Tuki said that the state had never witnessed such problems
“Our people used to readily donate their lands for development in the past. But now,
for every kind of development activity, the compensation matter crops up” Tuki said.
He appealed the general masses to be reasonable in claiming the land compensation
so that the desired developmental works does not hamper.
Chief Minister, later in the afternoon, attended the Silver Jubilee Celebration of
the Padi Laliang Memorial School at Hapoli. Encouraging the students and the teachers,
the Chief Minister advised to take education as a religion. He emphasized on instilling
positive attitude and discipline in the schools.
“You are our future generation and we have lots of expectation from you” the Chief
Minister said and enthused hope that with the good performance of the school, the
students would come up with flying colours in their result as well as in their lives.
Among others, Bamang Felix and DC Ziro also spoke on the occasion. Earlier, Padi
Richo, chairman of the school gave an overview of the establishment of the school.
A souvenir titled the Pioneer was released on the occasion.
Keen contest in 58-Kanubari by-election
Denhang Bosai, DIPRO, Tirap
A keen contest is expected in the 58 Kanubari Assembly by-elections where the ruling
Congress party candidate Gabriel Denwang Wangsu, former senior journalist is pitted
against Rongnai Maham, former ZPC of Tirap and Longding districts of the BJP. Both
of them unsuccessfully contested in the last Assembly election which was won by late
Newlai Tingkhatra, former minister on Congress ticket posthumously. The election
is being held today amidst tight security arrangements. It may be recalled that the
by-elections had to be held to fill the vacant seat of 58-Kanubari Assembly due to
the unfortunate death of former minister late Newlai Tingkhatra who was the senior
most and the most popular leader of the area.
All the Congress ministers and MLAs including the Chief Minister Nabam Tuki campaigned
hard for the Congress candidate Wangsu. Longding MLA Thangwang Wangham played a stellar
role during the hectic campaigning as some of the villages are contagious to his
59-Longding-Pumao Assembly constituency. The BJP also did not lag behind in the campaign.
The charismatic MoS for Home Kiren Rijiju led the campaign for the party candidate
Maham. It may be mentioned here that there are 28 Polling Stations in the 58-Kanubari
Assembly constituency. Some of the Polling Stations are hyper sensitive thanks to
their proximity with Assam, for instance the controversial Husse-Russa Polling Station
which is always in the news for the unwarranted interference by Assam during any
election. In fact, the whole Kanubari area is sensitive as border skirmishes erupt
from time to time between the Assamese and the Wanchos living in the borders of the
two neighbouring states. However, thankfully, there is a temporary lull as of now.
But the Assam Police often torment t the people living on Arunachal side without
any provocation. Hence, this by-election is an important exercise for reasons more
than one. By this evening the fate of the two contesting candidates will be effectively
sealed in the EVMs and the winner will be known when the EVMs are opened on the counting
day. For now, all are keeping their fingers crossed including the contesting candidates
and the party big-wigs of both the ruling Congress and the opposition BJP. Kanubari
falls in the Longding district having borders with Assam, Nagaland and Tirap district.
In fact, Longding is an offshoot of Tirap district. Interestingly, a Wancho village
called Naitong is in Tirap district but the villagers vote in 58-Kanubari Assembly
constituency. Its Polling Station is 19. The district was created during the present
HCM Nabam Tuki’s tenure. This election will be in a way a watershed because the ruling
Congress number will increase by one if the party wins an so also the BJP which is
desperately in need of more numbers will be boosted if it’s party candidate wins.
As a matter of fact the 58-Kanubari Assembly constituency has always been a Congress
bastion. It will be interesting to see if the opposition party BJP breaks the jinx.
Sustainable Livelyhood through Livestock Rearing
Our state is predominantly a rural based state where most of the people live in villages.
Since time immemorial domestication of animals were practiced and still people rear
livestock for festivals, rituals and to satisfy meat requirement.
Now a day people migrate to town and cities in search of govt. job, better education
facilities, even some people for easy earning and powerful people get jobs. Unemployed
youth those who cannot afford govt. job can take up self employment activities like
horticulture, agriculture and animal husbandry. Animal Husbandry is one of the fields
for self employment. It is learnt that Animal Husbandry, Veterinary and Dairy Development
Department is implementing subsidy schemes like goat rearing, pig rearing dairy
farming, poultry farming, etc. under State Plan, Rastriya Krishi Vikash Yojna(RKVY)
and recently State Livestock Mission and Mithun and Yak Mission especially for un-employed
youths and women.
Pig rearing is one of the profitable schemes for subsidiary income generation due
to traditional dependence on pigs for meat, earning income, festivals, marriage ceremony
and can improve the socio-economic status of sizeable section of weaker community.
Amongst the domestic animals pigs are the most prolific, 6-12 piglets in every liter,
they are all fast growing, attain a weight of 68 kg. in about 6-8 months and higher
dressing percentage of 68-80 in the case of cross breed. Pig products such as pork,
bacon, hump, sausages, lard, etc. are increasingly in demand. Pig manure can be
used as fertilizer for soil or for fish ponds for the production of methane gas
and also for the culture of algae which can be used as animal feed. Pig has the capacity
to transform large amount of vegetables, concentrated feeds in to valuable animal
feed as pork, bacon, etc. Pigs can produce 3 kg. of feed in to 1 kg. of meat.
In 11th Five Year Plan Advisory Committee on Animal Husbandry & Dairying also recommended
high priority on piggery development in Arunachal Pradesh for reducing the dependency
on import of pigs and pig products from outside the region. This will also reduce
the occurrence of different types of livestock disease in the state apart from preventing
the drainage of revenue to outside of the state. This will also help the local people
who are selling meat and meat products in the market. (The contributor is a 3rd Year
B.V.Sc at College of Vety. Science, Assam Agriculture University Guwahati)
AGSU opposes mass transfer of teachers
ITANAGAR, Oct 15: All Galo Students Union (AGSU) in its meeting held yesterday condemned
the state government’s decision to transfer as many as 40 teachers in the mid-academic
session from West Siang district. The union urged the West Siang deputy commissioner
and DDSE not to release even a single teacher from the district without reliever.
West Siang district is already facing acute shortage of teachers; the Union said
and urged the state Govt to revoke the decision in greater interest of the students.
In another decision taken unanimously, the AGSU resolved to conduct a protest rally
soon against non-fulfillment of its demands by the state Govt. Several memorandums
and representations have been submitted earlier urging the state Govt to look into
the demands of the union, but not a single demand has been fulfilled, the AGSU resented.
It is a clear case of negligence & apathy towards the genuine demands of the Union,
The demands of the union include establishment of technical college at West Siang
district, revamping of Nigmoi fruit processing centre, infrastructural development
of Donyi Polo Government College Kamki, early creation of Lower Siang District, review
of all MoUs & MoAs signed for hydro power projects in West Siang, creation of additional
police check gate at Likabali, establishment of fire service station at all ADC headquarters
of Galo dominated areas, up-gradation of district hospital Aalo into general hospital
Meanwhile, AGSU appealed state government for review the decision for creation of
Middle Siang district by carving out Kaying & Rumgong circles from present West Siang
district. “We are not against the creation of any district but we are concern about
the denizens of that region whose social and emotional fabric will be shifted to
other district, in case of carving out of two circles from the district,” the Union
Self-certification put into practice
ITANAGAR, Oct 15: The Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimukh decided to implement the provisions
for self-certification/self-declaration/self-attestation of documents such as mark
sheet, birth certificate, ST/SC/OBC certificate, passport etc. for the applicants/stakeholders
of this University, subject to production of original documents at the final stage.
This decision is taken in accordance with the recommendations of the Second Administrative
Reforms Commission in its 12th report and in conformity with the office memorandum
of Union ministry of HRD, Higher Education, dept. The reformation came into being
with immediate effect, according to official release.
8 houses gutted in Moktowa village
KHONSA, Oct 15: In a devastating fire accident on October 14 last, 8 dwelling houses
were completely gutted and 5 houses partially destroyed at Thinchha colony, Motowa
village of Dadam administrative circle.
The exact cause of the fire accident is yet to be ascertained.
On hearing about the unfortunate fire mishap, Tirap district Deputy Commissioner
deputed CO, Dadam Asen Kri, DDMO P. Duggong and OC, PS, Khonsa to inspect and assess
the extent of loss caused by the accident.
The district administration gave Rs 5,000 each to the victims of the fire mishap
whose houses were completely gutted. The additional amount would be paid to the victims
after the report of assessment. The district administration will also pay some compensation
to the victims whose houses had been partially destroyed. In the meantime, the local
MLA Tirong Aboh has expressed his deep sympathy for the unfortunate fire accident
and assured all possible help and assistance from his end. Aboh has announced to
distribute 50 pieces of CGI sheets to each family whose houses had been completely
Nyirmen festival celebrated with traditional fanfare
AALO, Oct 15: The Nyirmen Festival of the Galo community organised by Donyi Polo
Trust Committee (DPDTC) was celebrated at Aalo today.
Briefing the significance of the day, DPDTC President Pakjum Ete disclosed that Galo
community maintains a lunar calendar which starts from Lubo Polo, the month of October,
when people are in relaxed mood after going through a cycle of village routine life
like drudgery of harvest and completion of bamboo shoot preparation. When the air
is scented by the flowers and migratory birds start to dance in the horizon, it
marks the advent of Galo New Year, to celebrate Nyirmen.
Women in ancient time initiated merry makings dressed up like men. Banggi, a sorry
caricature of Abotani was the source of fun and frolic.
Chairing the function, Rayom Jini too shared his nostalgic moments of celebrating
the joyous occasion which forms part of our cultural life in olden days and exhorted
the present generation to observe it annually with usual pomp and show. The noted
priest and orator on Galo culture Mogi Ori spoke in detail on the mythological aspects
and significance of the day.
Galo, Adi women folks and the Assamese team presented variety of traditional dances
on the occasion. Earlier, a procession was also carried out at Aalo township to mark
the occasion. DIPRO
Resonance-14 gets underway at SCCZ
Ziro, Oct 15: The Annual College Week ‘Resonance-2014’ got underway amidst zeal and
enthusiasm here at Saint Claret College Ziro (SCCZ) on Wednesday. Resonance, a platform
for budding talents to seek perfection in terms of extra-curricular activities, got
a thumping start marking the commencement of a weeklong journey in the realms of
sports, games, art, & culture. The inaugural function was marked by a colorful march
past by the competing teams under the banner of four species: Mighty Mithuns, Terrific
Tigers, Rocking Red Pandas, and Highflier Hornbill, followed by the Team Captains
taking the Resonance Oath. In his message, Fr. Paulson, the principal, invited students
to participate in the events in a spirit of cooperation, discovery, and celebration
of God-given talents.
Sanitation campaign launched
HAWAI, Oct 15: Anjaw Zilla Parishad chairperson Heyomai Towashik and Deputy Commissioner
Duli Kamduk have flagged off the 'Swachch Bharat Abhiyan (National Sanitation campaign)
here today. The campaign is being launched by the public health engineering and water
supply division, Hawai as part of the nation-wide sanitation campaign. The DC, who
is also Chairman of DWSC, administered the ’Swachch pledge’ to the mammoth gathering
including Govt officers, PRI leader and general people.
J T Badal, Executive Engineer cum member secretary DWSC highlighted the various aspects
of sanitation that need to be taken care of by PRI/VWSC (Village Water and Sanitation
Co-ordination meeting on clinical establishment act held
ITANAGAR, Oct 15: District level co-ordination meeting-cum Workshop on clinical establishment
act-2010 was organised by District Registration authority Kurung Kumey on October
11 at Koloriang.
Dr. Boni Tuluk DSO-cum Nodal officer District registration authority Kurung Kumey
district emphasized on the importance of Clinical Establishment Act and also requested
all MO i/c of peripheral health institution of Kurung Kumey to give awareness to
local run pharmacy with attached laboratory for compulsory registration under this
Dr. Higio Tama DMO-cum Vice Chairman DHS Kurung Kumey district also emphasized on
the Act and its implementation in Kurung Kumey district. He also highlighted the
importance of the Acts and directed all private pharmacy with attached clinic & laboratory
to register their firm within a month and added that legal action under Act will
be initiated against the defaulter.
Chello Tagor ZPM assured all possible co-operation to the DRA Kurung Kumey and request
all private run clinic and laboratory to get registered under the Act. act-2010.
District level coordination meeting of education officers held
PASIGHAT, Oct 15: District level coordination meeting of education officers was held
at Pasighat on October 13 last.
Chairing the meeting, East Siang Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava said that the
present education has posed greater challenges at the school levels which need to
come up with strategies that would ensure better student enrolments and also suitable
environment in meeting the target of quality education.
She advocated for proper monitoring and implementation of all centrall schemes.
She further said that Principals and Head Masters being the highest-ranking administrators
in their respective schools should be accountable for the overall management and
development of the schools and should ensure the delivery of a comprehensive and
high quality education program to all students.
DDSE Tani Talom while seeking cooperation from all quarters, advised the concerned
officers to implement all National Flagship Programs/schemes in toto in schools and
submit right reports/data/information so that those could be forwarded to the government
Union press for facilities in border schools, supports Taloh
ITANAGAR, Oct 15: All Arunachal Pradesh Border Students’ Union (AAPBSU) drew the
attention of Education minister regarding the condition of schools of border areas
of the state, which they say are in pathetic condition. They demanded the Education
minister to transfer sufficient numbers of teaching staffs at various schools of
border areas. They further said that there should be adequate fund for development
the border school infrastructures. For this, they appealed the Education Minister
to constitute a committee to study problems of border areas schools.
It has extended unconditional support to Education Minister Tapang Taloh for initiating
mass transfer and posting of teachers. The union termed it as bold and appropriate
decision that has happened for the first time in the state of Arunachal Pradesh.
The Union appealed to political parties, NGOs, students’ union of state, teachers
associations and general public to support the education minister’s decision for
the greater interest of students’ community state instead of politicising it.
Union further demanded that state government take appropriate action against those
teachers who are opposing transfer and posting policy of government because employees
has to follow the order of government.
Organization demands checking of illegal shops
ITANAGAR, Oct 15: Capital Youth Organization in a letter to Capital Complex Deputy
Commissioner said that some shops are selling IMFL without valid license and there
are also numbers of shops running in the state capital particularly in colonies and
sectors without valid documents.
The organization also alleged that these shops are selling commodities much higher
than MRP in the name of transportation and freezing charges.
The organization appealed to the Deputy Commissioner to initiate necessary steps
to stop such illegal practices in and around capital complex.
Society condemns attack
ITANAGAR, Oct 15: Biri Welfare Society has condemned the attack on Niti Biri and
his wife in their resident at Chandranagar, Itanagar on October 9 last.
Meanwhile, an FIR has been lodged against several people at Itanagar police station
for severely injuring the Niti Biri and his wife.
The Society appealed to the district administration to arrest the alleged culprit(s)
and demanded that exemplary punishment.
APPRCEA writes to PR director
ITANAGAR, Oct 15: Arunachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj Contractual Employees Association
(APPRCEA) in a letter to Panchayat Raj director urged him to ensure that no employee
be terminated in violation of established procedure.
In its memorandum to the PR director, the Association further said that considering
their posting places, the honorarium for the employees should be paid monthly basis,
instead of its annual disbursement.
Employees who have been working at the office of member secretary and Anchal Samiti
chairperson as computer assistants should be assigned particular official works,
the memorandum added.
Allow local firms in tender process: AACWA
ITANAGAR, Oct 15: All Arunachal Contractors’ Welfare Association (AACWA) in a letter
to women and child development minister opposed direct participation of company/manufacturers
in the ensuing tender process for supply and procurements of Ready to Eat (RTE) food
items under Woman and Child Development department.
Till date, it was not mandatory for manufacturers to participate in the tendering
process for procurement under Supplementary Nutrition Programme (SNP) in the department,
Association said adding that the local firms having required dealership / distributorship
or food license have participated and successfully supplied the items for last many
The Association requested the minister to issue necessary direction to W&CD commissioner
to circulate new policy abolishing participation of manufacturer in interest of local
Farmers meet at CAU
ITANAGAR, Oct 15: Krishi Vigyan Kendra East Siang, College of Horticulture and Forestry,
Central Agricultural University Pasighat, and Agricultural Technology Management
Agency (ATMA) East Siang organised one day “Krishi Sammelan Rabi 2014” at College
Dr. A.K.Pandey Dean College of Horticulture and Forestry, Pasighat briefed the farmers
about ongoing activities of the College and programmes specifically designed for
Self Help Group (SHGs) and Farmers Club.
Toge Riba, briefed the farmers about the forth coming “North East Agri Fair & National
Seminar 2014 which is going to be held from 13-16th November, 2014 at College of
Horticulture and Forestry, Pasighat.
Pumpto Parme, Progressive Farmer and President Farmers Association East Siang, Pasighat
in his address to the SHGs and Farmers Club members briefed about the prospects and
problems of farming community of East Siang. He also urged the members to give wide
publicity of forthcoming NE Agri Fair 2014.
In all 56 Progressive Farmers from all six blocks of the district participated in
---- Editorial ----
Work more, talk less
Government of India is planning to construct a road along the international boundary
from Mago-Thingbu in Tawang to Vijaynagar in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh.
This is being done to counter China's massive development of road infrastructure
on the other side of the border. The road has also been planned considering the large-scale
migration of people from border areas and the need to push them back by creating
all basic amenities to make them comfortable. The proposed 2,000-km long road which
is still in the conceptual stage would not only be beneficial from the security point
of view but would also accelerate the border area development.
As expected China today expressed concern over India's plans to build road along
the border and asked New Delhi not to complicate the situation further. Chinese foreign
ministry spokesman asked India not to take any action that may further complicate
the situation before final settlement is reached. Government of India should concentrate
in carrying out the developmental work and stop going to press with every development
plan. China never carried out publicity stunt before starting massive infrastructure
upgradation of Tibetan autonomous region. India should learn a lesson from China
in this regard.
----Readers Forum ----
This is in response to the news items that appeared in your daily under the caption
“APCRCC condemn Prayer Centre attack case” on 14/10/14 issue.
It is to clarify that APCRCC has not condemned the attack on the 2nd Coming Prayer
Centre since the centre is located at Sekar Dokap, under Upper Jullang -II do not
belong to APCRCC.
This Prayer Centre is purely run by a private individual. APCRCC has no role or part
in this private run Prayer Centre.
Also, APCRCC does not allow establishment of private or individual Prayer Centre
by any person or group since APCRCC is a council of Churches of Arunachal Pradesh.
Alo Nibia, V
ice President, APCRCC
Evan. Tai Ete,
General Secretary, APCRCC
Improve banking services
Through your esteemed daily I would like to highlight the grievances faced by the
people of Pasighat. The century old town is moving ahead on the road of development.
But the ATM’s of SBI Pasighat is still a concern for us. The ATM’s remain mostly
closed which creates a big problem for the local peoples. Out of the 3 SBI ATM’s
in Pasighat, hardly any remains open.
We have to withdraw our money from private bank ATM’s standing for hours. And moreover
some of the employees of SBI Pasighat lag behind in maintaining their duties. Usually
they turn up late for work and the bank remains mostly crowded and the customers
have to keep waiting for them.
It would be much better if SBI opens 2 branches in our district keeping in view the
So I would like to request the concerned authorities to think about the points I
highlighted very seriously for the better banking facilities in the district.
Train service to Arunachal
I would like to ask a question through your esteemed daily to the state govt in particular
and people of Arunachal in general that what kind of development or benefit people
would get if Itanagar is linked through train services.
It is true that without knowing its consequences our people/govt sent proposal for
train services to state capital many years back.
Few people have received their land compensation, which is not even 1% of the value
of the land as the land would remain forever. Few people might have got IVth grade
jobs in railway department. There is no large benefit or development, rather people
have lost big portion of suitable Agri/Horti land.
All we could have asked was modernisation of nearest railway station located at Harmuty
for transportation of goods. The expenditure whatsoever that has been incurred for
construction of the railway line to Doimukh could have been used in those parts where
there is no road/rail communication. Money spent for railways line to Capital looks
like sheer waste .
Large number of refugees, unwanted people including terrorist will be landing if
there is daily train into Arunachal. We cannot rule out serious law and order problems
which would be uncontrollable.
Hence, introduction of train service into our state capital is not real development
rather it is a destruction of peace, social harmony and unity. Now, the state Govt
should have clear cut policy on 1LP.
Otherwise, we are inviting problems for ourselves and if we are careless this time,
the indigenous people of Arunachal will have to face adverse impact in future.
The real heroes
Not the cricketing “Gods” who play for sheer money and give precedence to personal
records over the interest of the team and the nation; but these Kailash Satyarthis
are the real Ratnas of Bharat for their supreme sacrifice and selfless service for
the cause of the real nation i.e the innocent vulnerable kids whose immense potential
get ruthlessly nipped in the bud thanks to acute poverty, scandalous callousness
of the concerned authorities and the heartlessness of the society absolutely immersed
in philistine consumerism.
Thanks to the Nobel peace prize committee of far distant Norway, we Indians have
got enlightened about such a God within our midst who is rendering yeoman’s service
towards mankind and humanity right in our very own backyard! However our ignorance
on Satyarthi is hardly surprising because our media prefers to devote all its time,
energy, money, bytes and valuable newsprint on the selfish money-monger cricketers
or Bollywood filmstars sent to jail for hobnobbing with the terrorists, accused of
trampling footpath dweller to death through his drunken driving and killing endangered
animals! The Nobel Peace Prize on Satyarthi also serves as a tight slap on the face
of the rabid heartless “nationalists” who barbarically rejoice over highly expensive
space/Moon/Mars Mission by sweeping all the ills of severe poverty, acute malnourishment
and medieval “culture” of child and bonded labour under the carpet. India — home
to millions of vulnerable innocent little Gods robbed of childhood and practically
rendered to slaves — has indeed been “promoted” to the “elite” club of nations by
By playing the role of the conscience of the nation through his divine selfless work,
Satyarthi has imparted a stern message to us ie the victims of constant marketing
and narrow brainwashing programme of “Eat, Drink and Be Merry” about the real essence
of humanity and true purpose of life.
For a better tomorrow
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw kind attention of Adi Bane kebang
Women Wing Executive members .
There are number of wine shops, beer bars located within five hundred metres of educational
institutes and govt hospitals. Alcohol is being sold to adolescents and all these
are due to loopholes in law and order. During the last conference at Jia village,
the Adi community had taken a decision to stop use of non-indigenous liquor.
We believe that A.B.K Women Wing would continue to work for the welfare of the
society . Today’s tireless work would ensure glorious tomorrow.
Rajiv Gandhi University
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