ITANAGAR, Sept 29: On hearing the news of declaration of new Longding District, the
people of entire Wancho Community are filled with joy and enthusiasm and celebrated
the declaration of new District at ADC HQ Longding and other Administrative HQs under
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: A meeting of School Management Committee and Teaching Community of Govt. School Karsingsa was held on Sept 28. The meeting took up the issue of shortages in fund, teacher’s quarters, class rooms and provision of drinking Water among others.
‘Clamp 144 at Mowb-
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: All Nyishi Youth Organization (ANYO), in a memorandum, has urged
the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh to impose 144 CrPC at Mow-
The CM Bungalow, which has been lying vacant since the death of former chief minister
Dorjee Khandu, has now become a camp of anti-
Sector welfare committee
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: Hura Pacha and Taro Nayam have been elected un-
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) will observe the birth anniversaries of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and former prime minister Lal B ahadur Shastri at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan here on October 2.
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: District Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJP), East Kameng unit has condoled the death of Hindu Dolo, Bameng Mandal unit president, who died on September 26 last.
BJP Yuva Morcha described his death as great loss to the party and his family in particular.
They conveyed heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
Mumbai students meet
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: The Arunachal Students Union of Mumbai (ASUM) conducted its 11th fresher’s meet cum yearly get together last Saturday. Every year ASUM conducts the event for interaction between the fresher’s and the seniors studying and working in and around Mumbai.
Aina Taloh and Neba Salo were adjudged as Miss and Mr. freshers respectively.
The evening also saw the appointment of new executive members for the tenure 2011-
District group D staff meeting held
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: All Kurung Kumey District Group D Staff Welfare Association conducted meeting at Palin recently.
During the meeting the, the house discussed about various benefits given by the government, promotional avenue of group D staff and also adopted several resolutions and also unanimously decided to appeal the government to look into their grievances.
Union concern at law & order situation
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: Expressing concern over the reported murder and kidnapping incidents in the state, Arunachal Pradesh Indigenous Tribes Union blamed the State Govt and home minister for alleged failure to control the law and order situation. The union also demanded that the CM should come out with details information about the present law and order situation. Accusing the CM of misleading the present youth force, the union further said people are living in fear psychosis. It urged the chief minister to take the responsibility for present law and order situation.
IDSP training concludes
BOMDILA, Sep 29 : The Integrated Disease Surveillance Project, which is a decentralized
disease surveillance project in the country, was initiated by the central government
way back in year 2004 with financial support from the World Bank. The programme was
launched in the state two years later in 2006-
For the smooth functioning of the IDSP works and as a re-
ABK mourn Mize’s demise
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: Adi Baane Kebang has deeply mourned the sudden demise of Late Tatan
Mize, veteran social worker and Ex-
Late Mize was a veteran social worker and spokesman of the Adi Community and father of popular Adi singer Talut Mize. Immense contribution of Late Mize towards Adi society and particularly ABK will always be revered and will remember him as one of its good leader and Samaritan, ABK said in a release. Jering Matkir Society, Itanagar condoled the demise of Tatan Mize who died on September 27 at Dibrugarh.
The society extended its condolence message to the bereaved family members and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.
Orgs denounce press statement
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: Arunachal Pradesh Elite Youth Organization has denounced the press statement by Nyishi Federal Council which appeared in various daily today in which NFC had sought intervention of UPA chairperson for appointment of new chief minister for Arunachal. Organization slammed NFC stating that no organization has right to suggest chief minister for a state and in regards to Arunachal already present CM Jarbom Gamlin has been appointed by Congress party with support of 42 MLAs.
The organization further claim that law and order problem is deteriorating because of the long absence of MLAs from their respective assembly constituencies. They urged chief minister to direct all the absentee MLAs and parliamentary secretaries to come back and work for the welfare of citizen.
SECC workshop held in Khonsa
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: A district level workshop-
AK Mishra, Lecturer, DRC and AN Sah also Lecturer, DRC spoke at length on various
facets of SECC and urged the BDOs to carry out the whole exercise without any error
and complete the work within time-
They also threw light on use of tablet PC and data entry operation system. Other
matters and methodologies vis-
Union seeks CS interference
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: The Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribe Students' Union (APSTSU)
strongly urged the state Chief Secretary for his immediate interference in regards
to collection of fees for ST and PRC certificate by government officers as per their
own desire and not complying government fixed fees. Citing example of Seijosa, where
officers are charging Rs.150/-
As per the govt. notification the cost of ST is Rs. 10/-
The union also appeal the Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh and all the political parties specially Home Minister to provide security to each and every citizens of peace loving citizen of state. They also expressed deep concern over growing number of cases like murder, extortion, kidnapping within the capital complex and state as a whole which is shameful.
Memo to DC
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: All Leporiang Youth Welfare Association (ALYWA) has submitted a memorandum to Papum Pare deputy commissioner demanding immediate redressal of its various grievances, especially problems faced by the students due to insufficient posting of teachers in various schools under Leporiang circle.
The lone Govt Secondary School and all the four Govt middle Schools under Leporiang circles are running without sufficient teachers, the association said in its memorandum and urged the DC to initiate prompt action to post teachers in those schools.
It demanded immediate posting of 3 senior 5 junior teachers at Leporiang Secondary school, 3 junior and 5 assistant teachers in each govt middle school, inspection of those schools by DDSE or CO, holding payment of absentee teachers among others.
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: Cable theft has become a big problem for the communication network in Capital Complex.
Approximately 35 meters (200 pair) of copper cable were stolen by thieves on the night of September 23 last from RCC bridge at Nirjuli, causing disruption to atleast 300 landline telephones at ‘P’, ‘D’ sectors and Veterinary Colony, Nirjuli, BSNL authority said in a release.
In another incident on September 27, 400 pairs (47 mt) of copper cable was stolen from three locations between NRL petrol pump and Niba Clinic by thieves which has affected thousands of landline users in Papu Nallah area, the release said. FIRs have been lodged for both the cases with Naharlagun Police station for immediate action against the miscreants as well as buyers of the stolen cables, the release said.
Restoration work was going on in full swing, the release added.
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: Ziro Valley People’s Forum (ZVPF) has supported the demand made
by some organizations to hand back the NH-
There has been a public outcry over the deplorable condition of the road and its poor maintenance by APPWD, the Forum said in a letter to Chief Minister and urged him to hand back the road over to BRTF within 7 days.
AAPYF calls capital bandh
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Forum (AAPYF) in its executive meeting held at Naharlagun today unanimously decided to go for its 2nd phase 24 hours Capital bandh on Oct 1 in protest against alleged failure of the Govt to pay heed to its five points demand which include removal of minister Atum Welly and CIC Y D Thongchi for their alleged involvement in illegal appointments.
It had observed 12-
However, vehicles of magistrate and police personnel on duty, ambulance, milk van and media persons are exempted from the purview of bandh, the release said.
Meanwhile, All Papum Pare District Volunteer Youth Forum extended its support to the 24 hrs capital bandh of the AAPYF.
Patients’ regn fee
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: All Arunachal Registered Contractor Association (AARCA) Upper Subansiri District unit has alleged collection of money @ Rs.5 from each patient as registration fee at District Hospital Daporijo by the hospital authority and appealed to the Upper Subansiri deputy commissioner to do the needful to relax it.
A team of AARCA Upper Subansiri unit led by its president Dos Dasi also called on the DC to discuss the matter with him. According to the AARCA district unit president, the DC has assured him to depute a team to inquire the matter immediately. He also met DMO Dr. Dubom Bagra and urged him to relax patients’ registration fee.
This kind of fee collection is an indirect extortion from poor people by the authority, the AARCA district unit president said. He also demanded the hospital authority to explain the reason of collecting registration fee questioning whether such provision exists in the hospital.
Union seeks action
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: All Tai Khampti Singpho Students Union (ATKSSU ) has sought immediate and quick action against the culprit involved in the alleged rape and murder of a school girl in Vijayanagar.
It also demanded immediate action against those erring officials, the Circle Officer,
It further sought station of Government Officials at their respective duties regularly.
ITANAGAR: The 57th Wildlife Week 2011 would be celebrated with Mahatma Gandhi’s concept of non violence here on October 2 to create awareness among masses of the need to conserve wildlife, according a release issued by deputy chief wildlife warden, Naharlagun.
A “Walk for Wildlife” would be taken out from Akashdeep complex to IG Park on the day.
Various programmes, such as essay writing, painting and drawing competitions among school children and mass awareness campaign on wild life conservation are also being organized at different villages with the help of school authority of the capital complex and respective panchayat leaders, the release said.
The Biological Park (Zoo), Itanagar would be kept open and free for the visitors
on October 3 from 9 am to 4 pm as part of the week-
Best Citizen of India award to RGU teacher
ITANAGAR: Dr Kesang Degi has been conferred for the "Best Citizens of India award 2011" by the International Publishing House New Delhi, the world’s most leading biographical specialist.
This award has been conferred for her research work and contribution on Tribal women’s education.
The other recipients of this award are former Election Commissioner G.V.G Krishnamurhty, Air Marshal N.C. Suri, Speaker Rajasthan Sumitra Singh among others.
Dr. Kesang Degi is presently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Education, Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimukh, Itanagar. She is one of the first Ph.D holders from Tawang District.
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: The Governor of Arunachal Gen J J Singh expressed his concern over some of the recent incidents in the Capital Complex and other parts of the State and asked the Home Minister to take strict steps to bring the guilty to book and restore the faith of the people in administration.
He said this when a ministerial delegation including Home Minister Takar Marde, Minister Industries & Fisheries Tako Dabi, Minister, Power, Environment & Forests Setong Sena, Minister, Health & RWD Atum Welly, Minister, WRD & Tourism Pema Khandu, and Minister, Agri & Horti Honchun Ngandam, called on the Governor at Raj Bhavan today to update him on the various development projects and other people friendly initiatives of the State Government.
During the discussions the Home Minister Takar Marde briefed the Governor on the latest law and order scenario in the State and the steps being taken by the State Police for maintenance of peace and public order.
He also asked the Home Minister to submit a detailed report to him on the law and order scenario in the State and the steps being proposed by the State Government to check any deterioration in the same and enhanced the confidence amongst the citizen.
Minister Industries & Fisheries, Tako Dabi, briefed on the various steps being taken for development of fisheries and tea cultivation sectors in the State for promotion of rural livelihoods. He emphasized on a collective development plan for the State involving agriculture and allied departments, water resource department, Forests and Fisheries etc for the meaningful and planned development of the State.
Setong Sena briefly highlighted the improvement in the implementation of RGGVY scheme in the State and informed that improvement of transmission and distribution network has been taken up as a priority area by power department. Sena, who also holds the charge of Parliamentary Affairs emphasized on the need for regular training and orientation programmes for the members of the State Assembly.
Participating in the discussion, the Health & Family Welfare Minister Atum Welly highlighted the issue of shortage of General and Specialist Doctors in the State and informed that the department has initiated a proposal for creating these much required posts. He also shared the road map for opening up the first Medical College in the State. Responding to the Governor’s query on the present status of Institute of Hotel Management and opening of Arunachal Tourism Counter at Guwahati Airport the State Tourism Minister Pema Khandu stated that the projects will be completed as soon as possible. He also informed that the department has formulated a shelf of projects in the Tourism sector for submission to the Union Ministry of Tourism for approval.
While terming the twin sectors of Agriculture and Horticulture as potential engines of growth of the State Honchun Ngandam highlighted the need for introducing the minimum support price for horticulture crops and also for taking up Honey production and Floriculture activities.
The Governor asked all the Ministers to formulate people centric policies which should generate sufficient employment opportunities for the youth in rural areas.
2700 MW Lower Siang Dam
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: The 3 days Bogum Bokang Kebang, the Apex Assembly of Adis held from Sept 26 at Riew Village has out rightly rejected the coming up of the 2700 MW Lower Siang Dam.
The meeting has called for cancelation of public hearing for the project fixed on the Oct 18th , 19th and 21st . It said that not an inch of land will be allowed to be submerged because of the project.
Adi Baane Kebang, the apex body of the Adis also came in for criticism. The stringent decision was taken because in spite of 19 meetings on the Dam issue, ABK has shown it's biasness towards a Corporate House instead of the interests of the Adi people, the resolution read. There was representation from 12 Adi Banggos to be affected by the Lower Siang Dam in the meeting.
Those who attended the meeting took a pledge to even give up their lives, when needed “if there are any plans and designs to oppress the people and drive them away from their Land and Forests”.
It was further decided that no meeting demanding compensation for lands on both banks of Siang River shall ever be entertained in any Banggos or villages of Adi belt henceforth.
The Kebang unanimously selected Tadam Taki as the President and Tasong Mibang as
General Secretary of the Protem Executive Committee members of Bogum-
The Next Bogum Bokang Kebang shall be held at Pessing village under West Siang.
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: Country is witnessing a 40% loss of fresh produce of fruits and vegetables due to improper harvesting, lack of storage facility, mishandling, transit loss, unsuitable and unscientific packaging.
This was informed by the Additional Director, Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) Dr. Jyoti Baliga at a press conference held at Press Club here this evening.
She expressed her disappointment over the wastage of foods and other commodities due to lack of proper management.
India has been known as the Food Factory to the world. Besides agriculture, India
is showing a tremendous growth in the last few decades in terms of production of
food grains, fruits, vegetables and cash crop, she said. She further terming the
North Eastern states as one of the potential states in fruits production and need
for improvement in terms of packaging and storage system said “Indian domestic food
market is expected to grow by nearly 40% of the current market size by 2015, to touch
USD258 billion by 2015 and added that the Indian overall food consumption market
is forecast to climb from USD155 billion in 2005 to USD344 billion in 2025 -
Baliga further highlighting the objectives of All India Workshop on the Packaging of Processed Fruits which will be held at Banquet Hall Itanagar on September 30, informed that the main objective of this workshop is to disseminate information about the trends and technology in the packaging of processed fruits, create awareness about the importance of packaging and also to promote the export market with the use of innovative packaging design, development and standardization among the entrepreneurs of Arunachal Pradesh.
Meanwhile, she informed that, Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) is an autonomous and apex body working under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India for the promotion of packaging standards in the country. The Institute set up in 1966 is dedicated to serving the nation and industry to achieve excellence in packaging through its diversified activities that encompass the entire spectrum of packaging. With its headquarters and the principal laboratories in Mumbai, and other regional offices and laboratories in Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai and Hyderabad, the activities of the institute are in line with those of the world's premiere packaging Institutes. The institute's activities include Training & Education, Organizing Seminars, Conferences & Exhibitions, Awards, Consultancy & Projects, Laboratory Testing, Quality Evaluation of packaging material and packages, Information & Publication. The Institute is also closely linked with major International packaging organizations world over like the World packaging Organization (WPO), Asian Packaging Federation (APF), International Trade Centre (ITC), Geneva and has been working for the overall growth and development of packaging globally.
North Eastern Regional Agriculture Marketing Corporation, (NERAMAC) Zonal Manager, IH Saikia also briefed about the activities of the corporation and highlighted various problems faced by the fruits and crops growers of the state and added that lack of cold storage facility in the state is also a major problem for the fruits growers. He suggested the concerned department for setting up of cold storage unit in appropriate location for the benefits of people.
He further informed that the organic certification of crops for Arunachal Pradesh is under process. Normally, such certification process takes three years. But once the certification is cleared it will immensely increase the demand of the product, he added.
Trade and Commerce Director Tokong Pertin, Deputy Director IIP Kolkota, Bidhan Das and also attended the press conference and urged the entrepreneurs to attend the workshop which would be attended by Industry and Fishery Minister Tako Dabi as Chief Guest, Parliamentary Secretary Trade & Commerce Nabam Rebia as guest of honour along with Commissioner of Trade & Commerce Makbul Pertin, and Commissioner Horticulture Hage Kojeen as special guest.
Earlier, Fisheries & Industries Minister Tako Dabi along with Dr. Jyoti Baliga and Vidahan Das visited State Emporium.
Terming the entire state of Arunachal Pradesh naturally rich state Dabi advised the youths to change their mindset for economic development and engage their caliber for a constructive and dignified role in the society. He strongly advised the youth to go for self employment in small scale industries rather than seeking for government employment which is very limited.
He also urged the people particularly the youth to attain workshop on packaging of processed fruits at Banquet hall.
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: Arunachal Pradesh Tour Operator’s Association has opposed the delegation
selected by state government to represent state at World Tourism Mart-
Citing example of one delegation member Amjad Tak, the controversial West Siang deputy commissioner who was in news recently for all wrong reasons, association questioned, “What will Amjad Tak do at tourism promotion event. Does he have any knowledge of tourism and what has he done for promotion of tourism in Arunachal.”? The association urged tourism secretary to consult and get confidence of the local registered tour operators before finalizing the team. The association stated that preference should be given to young tour operators for greater exposure in national and international tourism fair and festivals.
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: A day after PHED Minister Chawna Mein’s statement that he was indeed kidnapped while he was on a walk and taken to CM official bungalow on Sept 26, the Government Spokesman Setong Sena said that the govt is pained to go through the news item published in local papers.
“The Government has not been made aware of any such incident by the Minister. However, on the claim of Minister through news print, the government has ordered for a detail probe over the incident and also to the motive of such claim and appropriate steps to be initiated against those found guilty, the Govt. Spokesman informed.
The government further felt that the minister should have filed a FIR to the police so that prompt action could have been initiated well in time.
Speaking to a local daily, Mein said that he was, in fact, abducted on September 26 last.
He had dismissed the government clarification and said that he was in Niti Vihar area, returning after his evening walk around 5 pm, when three Scorpios appeared and a group of 5/6 people forcefully dragged him inside one of the vehicles.
“When I was taken out of the vehicle forcefully I demanded to meet Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin,” Mein said.
On meeting the CM, Mein said, he “vehemently protested the way I was abducted despite being a senior minister,” and that the duo then “held a lengthy discussion on the political situation.”
“The CM expressed ignorance about the abduction and escorted me in his vehicle and dropped me at my bungalow nearby,” Mein said. Meanwhile, the Lohit District Congress Committee, Block Congress Committee of Namsai, Lekang and Chongkham and Panchayat Leaders and All Namsai Area Youth Association have strongly condemned the “abduction and abuse” of the minister.
At the same time, it questioned the manner adopted by the Govt. spokesman in rubbishing the claims of abduction. The language and manner of Govt spokesperson Setong Sena can at best be called juvenile and at worst can be taken as ignorant. This shows the lawlessness prevailing in the capital of our state, it added.
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: Arunachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj Co-
Pointing out the reported kidnapping incident of a minister near CM Bungalow on Sept 26, the Committee in a memorandum addressed to the AICC president Sonia Gandhi alleged that CM bungalow has been used as a place of illegal confinement and harbouring criminals. State has been witnessing widespread bandh calls and manifold criminal activities since the new CM took the charge to lead the state, the Committee said while giving the example of criminal activities such as assault on Aalo DC, physical attack on Everester Tapi Mra, kidnapping, murder and frequent bandh calls in various parts of the state including state Capital.
The memorandum further said that state witness no development works and general public are agitating for want of development and all the central sponsored scheme under panchayat subjects are being superseded by the CM.
Alleging that crores of flood damage relief fund has been siphoned off, the Committee further appealed the AICC to issue directive to concern authorities for investigating the fund embezzlement.
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: Blaming the group of ministers and parliamentary secretaries who are reportedly camping in the New Delhi for the present chaos and internal fighting within the Congress in the state, Arunachal Pradesh Citizen Justice Forum (APCJF) has appealed the senior Congress leaders including AICC president to immediately direct the Congress leaders to stay in state and concentrate on development.
The Forum further requested the Chief Minister to drop all those ministers and parliamentary secretaries who are “enjoying their holidays in New Delhi for the last three months and not interested to serve the people of state”. “The people and its development have been deliberately hijacked by those leaders who are presently camping in New Delhi,” the Forum said while adding that dissidence within the Govt and allegation to own Govt is a matter of shameful act. “Instead of camping in New Delhi, the Congress leaders should stay in state and decide their leadership,” it further added.
Expressing shock and surprise over the reported kidnapping of a minister, the Forum also questioned why the minister did not lodge any complaint to police station so far, if he was really kidnapped.
Regarding law and order situation in the state, the Forum said Home Minister has proved his capability by effectively tackling the law and order. His visit to Tirap and Changlang and other parts of the state proved his sincerity in tackling law and order situation, the Forum said and added that present law and order situation is a politically sponsored game by some senior most Congress leaders.
Forum requested the ministers, parliamentary secretaries and MLAs to think about the common people who are suffering due to infighting within the Govt.
1750 MW Lower Dewme Hydro Electric Project
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: In a letter to the ADC cum Chairman of the Land rate fixation committee,
regarding Fixation of rates for land and other assets for 1750 MW Lower Dewme Hydro
Electric Project, the project-
Rejecting the land rates quoted in the APRRP-
If it’s imperative to exploit our perennial rivers to produce cheap, plentiful power for the nation, the welfare state needs to ensure that, the rights and benefits of the PAFs are not infringed upon. Growth without equity would eventually lead to conflicts, which can impede the smooth implantation of the project, they said.
It said that the demands made by the PAFs in the memorandum dated 21st July 2011 submitted to D.C Lohit, should be considered and fulfilled, issues raised during the Gram Sabha meeting of Tyluliang should be considered and fulfilled.
There should be substantial representation of the PAFs members in the R & R committee for implantation of the LADP and that the PAFs shall be entitled to get profitable shares from the project post production apart from the compensation. We expect that the community rights claimed over the forest land during the FRA meetings would enable those PAFs, whose lands were earlier shown as reserve forest would get compensation at par with then of other community forest land, it said.
It proposed that Community jhum land be fixed at Rs. 35,00,000.00 per hectare + 30% solatiuam, 2nd category Rs. 30,00,000.00 per hectare + 30% solatiuam, Community forest land Rs. 25,00,000.00 per hectare + 25% NPV, 2nd category Rs. 20,00,000.00 per hectare + 25% NPV, Cost of crops in hilly area Rs. 5,00,000.00 and Cost of crops in plain area Rs. 10,00,000.00.
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: Come to Nampong in Changlang district and you will see the euphoric young generation busy building their physique for getting themselves recruited in civil police and other forces. This is the impact of announcement made by Home Minister Takar Marde during his visit to both Tirap and Changlang districts recently. During his visit, Home Minister had informed that 1,480 posts of civil police is being created, exclusively for Changlang and Tirap district to absorb eligible local youths.
The recruitment to be conducted shortly in various categories of posts, including
Since the announcement of job package by the HM, the youth of both Tirap and Changlang, particularly the students of Nampong Govt Higher Secondary School, Changlang come out to the street exactly at 4 am every morning for a walk to make them fit for security job, informed the school principal in a statement. While the boys are running in group to keep their body flexible, the girls too are not far behind as they are determined to get into the service. Apart from keeping themselves fit, the students also awaits possible advertisement for the announced Govt job in local newspaper.
Being head of the institution, the principal of Nampong Govt Higher Secondary School is also encouraging all the local boys and girls to get themselves ready for the interview for the proposed massive recruitment rally.
All these happening after listening to the historical announcement of job package by the Home Minister. Now it is up to the state Govt to give advertisement for the posts announced earlier.
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: The state capital Itanagar is gearing up to witness performance by Menwhopause band on 1st October. The bandh members will reach reach Itanagar tomorrow for their October 1st concert which will be held at Hotel Donyi Polo Ashoka starting from evening 6 PM. The programme is being organized by Phoenix Rising management group.
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ITANAGAR, Sep 29: The woman with whom Tapi Mra was “caught red-
Talking to this newspaper, both Mr and Mrs Mra said that they were feeling very sorry for the inhumane treatment meted out to them on that very fateful day.
“We were very sorry for the manner in which we were treated. We were even not given any chance to prove our relationship”, they said.
The couple was also very much hurt by the comments passed on them by the volunteers.
According to Mrs. Mra (Gollo Jona), the incident happened when they stopped for a while near the dumping point to attend to nature’s call while they were returning from Hollongi.
The couple appealed to the people of the state not to misunderstand them based on the false statement of the association.
Mra also threatened to seek Women Commission’s help, if necessary.
Itanagar, Sep 29: The Commerce Department of Don Bosco College, Itanagar held its 3rd departmental seminar on the theme “Contribution of different sectors in Arunachal Pradesh towards its economic growth”.
The seminar had its resource persons in Dr. Tashi Kaye, Asst. Professor, RGU and Dr. S.K. Sharma, HOD, Commerce Dept. DNGC.
Various researched papers were presented by the students. In his speech, Dr. Tashi Kaye threw a light on the objectives and methodology of academic seminars. Addressing the students, Dr. S.K. Sharma stated that real education comes only when it lead a person to help the needy. A Selfish person cannot be called an educated person. He reiterated the need of reading books on various topics for reflection and synthesis the knowledge. He also said that every person has divinity inside him which is blocked by selfishness and only education can lead to divinity. The seminar elaborated on the various themes as Study on Central Govt. grants & State govt. revenue and its expenditure; Contribution of State Transport Services towards State Domestic Product; Role of Horticulture and Poultry farm in economic Development of Arunachal Pradesh.
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: Arunachal Vigilance Forum (AVF) has demanded compensation from Arunachal Volunteers Youth Federation (AVYF) for the losses incurred by government, general public, business establishments, traders and shopkeepers etc. during the bandh call given by the Federation on September 23 last.
AVF in its letter to Chief Secretary said that, AVYF has humiliated the people of the state, particularly capital complex, by apologizing for the bandh call given by it in the very next day, which has proved itself as an irresponsible organization.
The public had extended support to the organization for the noble cause of fighting against corruption. But their retreat the very next day is nothing less than humiliation, it said, and urged the authority to initiate necessary action against those bandh organisers with vested interest.
AVF also urged Minister Pema Khandu to initiate appropriate action against the Forum for lodging false FIR against him with an intention to defame him.
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: Government Hr Sec. School, Ziro beat Govt.Hr.Sec.School, Hija
The winner will represent the district at state level tournament to be held in December,’2011.
The scorer of the winning team were Millo Alley, Hage Tamo, Rubu Rabin, and Koj Gambo.
Chiging Pulo and Mobia Sira scored a goal each for the runner-
Prizes to the winner and runners up teams were distributed by Bamin Tani, Principal GHSS, Ziro and Subu Tara, Vice Principal, GHSS, Hija respectively.
Kamin Toka, DSO (Sports) and Kalung Tani, Secretary (DAO) were also present to witness the final match.
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: Arunachal Pradesh won 18 medals, including 7 gold, 9 silver and 2 bronze, in the just concluded All India Inter Regional Karate Competition at Madhya Pradesh.
The gold medallist were Runa Dada (Senior Boys below 75 kg), Tage Saa (Junior Boys
below 75 kg), Dongro Dodum (Junior boys below 68 kg), Janam Dodum (Junior Boys below
63 kg), Rei Yadi (Senior Women below 62 kg), Samuel Dolo (Sub-
P. Nobin Jamoh bagged 3 silver medals-
While Runa Dada and Nikam Sono Liyang won a silver each in Team Kumite, Vijay Techi, Kofa Raje, Takiang Bagang and Goda Asha bagged a silver each in Individual Kumite in their respective weight categories.
Nikam Sono Liyang also won two bronze.
Sensei S Deven Sarma, black belt 5th dan, was the coach of the team.
The competition was hosted by Sports Authority of India Sports Training Center, Jabalpur under the aegis of SAI central regional centre, Bhopal.
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: The Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribe Students' Union has mourned the sudden demise of late Kobu Mengnia, the former President of All Upper Suhansiri District Students' Union who died on 27th of this month. Recalling his contribution for the benefit of the students of Upper Subansiri District particularly and state as a whole union prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul. He is survived by his wife and one year old son.
Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU), All Kurung Kumey District Students Union and Arunachal Pradesh Colleges Forum have also deeply mourned the untimely demise of youth leader late Kobu Mengnia. “He contributed immensely to various student movements in Arunachal and with his death we have lost a youth leader,” they added. Meanwhile ALSU expressed concern over killing and raping of girl at Vijaynagar and killing of a local youth at Namsai area. Union drew the attention of government towards deteriorating law and order problem in capital.
All Tagin Students residing in Shillong have expressed shock at the untimely and sudden demise of Kobu Mengnia,the former President All Upper Subansiri District Student’s Union’. He had done his BA.LLB from Shillong Law College.
He has been an energetic leader as well kind hearted human being, it said.
Galo Students Union, Upper Subansiri, Changs Trust and BSG Foundation have also condoled the death of the young leader.
Bank need to improve its services
I, would like to bring to the notice of the concerned authority at State Bank of India (SBI), Yingkiong Branch, regarding mental and physical harassment meted out to the people as a result of their delay tactics, improper banking management and unsatisfactory service delivery.
It has been more than a year that State Bank of India, Yingkiong Branch fails to
render their services up to the expectation of the people. It may be mentioned here
that I, myself had been issued a Saving Pass Book on 16th December-
There are many others customers who are facing the same problems like me. It is a kind of tactics or it seems that the Bank authority is intentionally giving harassment to the people. They should not keep on harassing the people in this manner.
I, therefore request the concerned authority of the State Bank of India to look into this matter and initiate a favorable action, please.
Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Tuting.
Need for a Commerce stream
Govt. High. Secondary School (GHSS), Daporijo need to establish a Commerce stream so that students, who are willing to take up the course is not deprived. Since there is no Commerce stream, students are compelled to take up arts or science streams. Most students can’t afford to move out of their home town so it is necessary that Commerce stream is made available soon.
I also appeal to the student’s organizations
of Daporijo to look into the matter seriously.
Itanagar, (on email)
Is this development?
This is in response to a mail ‘Stop Baseless Allegations’ by my fellow citizens of Sagalee, Nabam Palla and Nabam Nania, Organizing Secy and Mahila Organizing Secy of Block Congress Seva Dal (BCSD). Nabam Tuki has been holding a ministerial berth since last 15 years but the level of development the people should have seen is very low.
The Doimukh to Sagalee road is the same as it was at the time of our beloved former minister Late Techi Takar.
The citizens of the area experiences the treacherous two and half hour journey to Sagalee. Is this development?
The PMGSY Sagalee to Karoi road mentioned was initially taken up by PWD but it remained unsuccessful so later on it was given to RWD to make it a success. The steel bridge and the guest house at Sagalee are under construction so how can they claim it as an achievement.
Where was he all these fifteen years?
The fact is that now he has realized that there are other leaders in his constituency and is scared of his post.
The electrification of villages under RGGVRY is a central scheme and is not a gift by our minister as mentioned.
The 40Km Doimukh to Toru and 50Km Sagalee to Sakiang roads is a failure too as experienced by each and every one of us.
The Lapatap Pech Steel Bridge is not the contribution of Tuki. It was a gift to the public under CRF by Tad Tana when he was ZPM of Toru. The construction of the Trans highway all over Arunachal was the gift of our Late CM Dorjee Khandu. Moreover the trans – highway information given as Nichipu to Potin via Pakke Kessang is wrong. Actually the projected highway is from Hoj to Pakke Kessang via Meeb Soro which is yet to be started.
So I would like to request you to visit the sites first and collect the reality before writing anything in support of any one or criticizing them.
I would like to become a bit personal as the personal residence of Tuki at Sagalee town is the best example of his best services to people as no one in the whole constituency has a house similar to his. If he can build such a good and beautiful bungalow then why can’t he at least give us a good Doimukh – Sagalee road?
General Secretary (Admin.)
State Unit Nationalist Youth Congress
Discretion needed in Reader’s Forum
It is simply to express my anguish over the way in which our learned readers are using Readers' Forum as a medium of useless arguments and countering the comments of others.
It seems like they don't even know that it is a mass media not a not a means for settling their personal scores.
Besides, I am also very much dissatisfied with the way in which your esteemed daily is entertaining such kinds of letters which actually carries nothing important in it to be published.
I may be wrong but the letters to the Editor ought to contain something which is of common public interest. Neither they are meant to ventilate personal grievances nor to advertise something.
Therefore, it would be appreciated if you no more entertain such unimportant letters. It is also expected of reputed newspapers that it would not entertain anonymous letters as well. These would raise the standard of your esteemed daily to a more respectable height.
A bold and responsible move
Home Minister Takar Marde’s dismissal of proposal to open offices at Tirap and Changlang
districts by Neiphio Rio and his Naga People’s Front led government was indeed a
bold and responsible move to bring normalcy in this part of the state. His dismissal,
that too at the floor of the Legislative Assembly, was a clear message to the Nagas
those who are responsible for tension and de-
My admiration and opinion about HM may hurt some fellow people like Tapak Uli whose brothers were manhandled by IRBN personnel recently. But at the meantime, I’m also sure that some others will also share same opinion. Of course departmental action has to be initiated to garner people’s trust on police forces if those personnel are found wrong. But here, I must also admit and convince fellow folks that we civilians too need some introspections at times before coming into any conclusion. I don’t think non carriage of helmet is the only silly reason for beating up the youths! But, if it was surely HM will have to think again on the same word which he has warned during his last interaction with the Forces to live within the law else face action. As a Home Minister his duty is to maintain peace and harmony in the state. And his duty is also to safeguard the interest of the forces who are deployed to maintain that environment.
Coming to my point, HM Marde’s move should be supported wholeheartedly from across the state, especially by the people of that Tirap and Changlang. It is easy to criticize government for any inaction, but hard to even complaint against the insurgents. So, fellow peoples of these two districts along with the servicemen from other districts are silently bearing the atrocities of insurgents from so long. How far this effort of HM Marde led by Gamlin government will take this process to? Will this effort bring normalcy back and Arunachal get back its tag of most peaceful state of the country? Only time will tell us! DIPRO Denhang Bonsai’s news report about hope and aspiration of the people of these affected and infected two districts after HM’s assurance full July last visit was a heart touching reading. Naga brothers residing in these two districts of Arunachal Pradesh must rethink on their support to greater Nagalim, because they will be surely happier and contended here than in other side of dreamful unrealistic greater Nagalim which will only benefit 2nd or 3rd country. Arunachal is a land of numerous tribes living harmoniously where every tribe have same space. We must realize sooner or later that insurgency will not lead to any good ending. Rather it will make our life more miserable. So, choice is up to us.
Lastly; Naga brothers and Rio led government, I think greater Nagalim shouldn’t come at the cost of peace and harmony of our Arunachal Pradesh.
Dams will change the environmental face of NE
Power projects will not change economic face of the north-
We the common people should decide what type of development we want. If solar energy
can bring about so much of development in many villages and towns in different parts
of the world, why can’t experts be brought to set up solar panels to generate power?
If wind energy has brought in so much prosperity to small European countries like
Netherlands or Holland and Denmark, why can’t we bring in experts from those countries
to help the respective state governments set up wind-
Dams are and will always be the catalysts of destruction whenever earthquakes strike.
It is greed which makes the power lobby attack the natural flow of rivers and disturb
their route. If we the common people believe that such man-
Itanagar, (on email)
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Climate change and civil conflict
A study has shown that cyclical climate events like the El Niño, which lead to a drop in food production, increase the likelihood of conflict in developing countries. Cyclical climatic changes double the risk of civil wars, with analysis showing that 50 of 250 conflicts between 1950 and 2004 were triggered by the El Niño cycle, according to scientists.
Researchers connected the climate phenomenon known as El Niño, which brings hot and dry conditions to tropical nations and cuts food production, to outbreaks of violence in countries from southern Sudan to Indonesia and Peru.
The research, published in Nature, uses a statistical approach to show that the risk of a conflict doubles from 3% to 6% in El Niño cycles (which occur every three to seven years) in affected nations. Unaffected nations showed no such pattern.
The analysis shows that a fifth of the 250 civil conflicts between 1950 and 2004
were precipitated by hotter, drier weather. Differing levels of poverty, democracy
and population did not alter the strength of the climate-
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