SEPPA, Sept 4: The AE independent charge Seppa to Chayangtajo road said that there
is frequent blockade at Chayangtajo 34.44 Km Pakke point under Seppa to Chayangtajo
The PWD department is putting all efforts every now and then to clear the blockade
and maintain the road. It is also stated that large portion of land in the hills
above the road is cracked and therefore, dwellers of Pakke point were asked to remain
EWPCS Tawang conducts cleanliness drive at Tawang monastery
Tawang, Sept 4: The Eco-Wildlife & Pollution Control Society (EWPCS) Tawang organized
a cleanliness drive in and around the Tawang Monastery yesterday.
President EWPCS informed that the cleanliness drive was being conducted with support
from the DUDA Tawang and also stated that the premises of the monastery required
a cleaning after the recently concluded Wang-Chen, a religious festival of the monastery
during which people from all the corners of the district come to offer prayers and
also seek blessings at the monastery. DIPRO
HALF celebrates foundation day
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: Hija Artistes and Literary Forum (HALF) has celebrated its 5th
foundation day here yesterday.
As part of celebration, class X and XII toppers of Hija village have been felicitated.
Kago Bharat Ambing, son of Kago Tailyang of class-XII (Sc) and Kago Onya, daughter
of Kago Donyi of class-X have received the awards for their outstanding performance
in last CBSE examinations.
During the function, HALF secretary, Taro Tallo released an Apatani audio album ‘Poper’.
Presented by Taru Bumer memorial Society, the album was produced by the HALF.
Authority’s attention drawn
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: Informing that the heavy rainfall on September 2 has caused heavy
damage to the public property and the main road of Ward no.8, Itanagar Municipal
Council, its councilor Donik Tayu has urged the concern authority to take initiative
to improve the condition.
In a release it said, if immediate action is not taken towards the damaged road then
certainly there will be a serious consequence.
MLA hands over ambulance to Loiliang PHC
Tezu, Sept 4: Karikho Kri, Parliamentary Secretary PHED & WS cum MLA of Tezu Sunpura
handed over an Ambulance (Tata Sumo) donated by Power Grid, Tezu to the District
Medical Officer, Tezu at PHC, Loiliang for public service of Loiliang area today.
Lohit district Deputy Commissioner R.K. Sharma, Zila Parishad Member Haweli Kri,
Assistant General Manager Power Grid, District Medical Officer and staff, HoDs, Gaon
Burahs, and general public of Loiliang village were present on the occasion.
The HMLA and Deputy Commissioner lauded the noble act and appreciated the welfare
gesture of the Tezu Power Grid.
Villagers also welcomed the charitable spirit of the Tezu Power Grid. DIPRO
GAWS mourns death of member
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: Gichik Abu Welfare Society (GAWS) has expressed shock and grief
over untimely demise of Gichik Taja (51) after prolonged illness at his Papu Nalah,
Naharlagun residence today.
While recalling his contributions towards the upliftment of the society both socially
and economically, GAWS termed his death as an irreparable loss to the society.
“With his death, the society has lost a dedicated, laborious and straight forward
He retired from Assam Rifles in 2005. Presently he was holding the post of treasurer
of GAWS and Vice President of Arunachal Pradesh Ex-servicemen Association.
He left behind his wife, two sons, a daughter.
While conveying heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family, GAWS prayed to almighty
to rest his departed soul in eternal peace and give strength to the bereaved family
to bear the irreparable loss.
His last rites will be performed tomorrow at his resident at Papu Nallah.
Syndicate bank revise rate of interest
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: Syndicate Bank has revised the rate of interest on domestic term
deposits in various tenures w.e.f August 30.
For a deposit of 399 days, a special interest rate of 9.30% per annum will be eligible
for deposits upto Rs 10 crores. The deposits from 61 to 90 days will attract 7.10%
to 9.01% on the basis of amount invested. For 180 to 269 days, 8.50% to 9.81% interests
will be paid.
For deposits upto Rs 50 crores, higher rate of interest will be considered. For exact
one year, the rate will vary from 9.06% to 9.91% for deposits upto Rs 50 crores.
The bank will pay additional 0.50% to the Indian Senior Citizens for tenure of one
year and above.
In respects of Non Resident Indians, bank has revised in all the tenures from one
year to 10 years. For exact one year, 9.05% is payable on deposits upto Rs 10 crore
and 9.91% for deposits upto 50 crore.
The bank has also launched a Superdeal Casa Campaign with a host of added benefits
for all age groups. The e-products like mobile banking, internet banking and SMSD
banking etc, would be provided free of any charges and the depositors are also eligible
to take up attractive Mediclaim policy with a minimum premium who have not completed
65 years of age.
A user friendly Instant Gold Loan scheme named ‘Syndswarna’ has also been launched.
Campaigns will continue upto October 31 as special festive offer.
Dy Speaker authorized to look after BAC
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: As Legislative Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong is at Johannesburg, South
Africa, attending the 59th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference and
then will again proceed for a study tour to Australia, Japan and Korea, Deputy Speaker
Jomde Kena has been authorized to look after the Business Advisory Committee (BAC)
meeting, questions, resolutions and notices pertaining to eleventh session of fifth
legislative assembly beginning from September 20 to 23 for the time being till his
Advocate assault report squashed
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: Reacting to the reported assault on advocate Mimar Basar on Aug
29 at Tirbin, the Tirbin Unemployed Youth Association has squashed the allegation
saying that as per eyewitnesses only verbal argument took place and no physical attack
It further asked advocate Mimar Basar not to encourage ‘misconception’ of the incident.
It will mislead the innocent people and our society, the association said.
Workers demands timely payment
SEPPA, Sept 4: All the workers working under various engineering departments of East
Kameng district held a meeting on August 31 at AAPWU office, Seppa.
The house resolved and submitted memorandum to all the Chief Engineers of Arunachal
Pradesh for solution to their grievances which included timely conduct of DPC Board
meeting, timely payment of casual labourers and contingency employees and release
of ad hoc bonus. DIPRO
LDV all set to host Golden Jubilee Baane Solung
ROING, Sept 4: Parbuk village at Lower Dibang Valley district is all set to host
the Golden Jubilee Baane Solung 2013 Celebration beginning from September 6. Site
preparation works are in final touch and the host district is ready for the mega
About 1000 delegates from various parts of the state are expected to participate
in the three days celebration programme showcasing their rich traditions and culture.
Main attractions of the mega event would be mega dance, folk dance, inter-cultural
exchange programme, display of antique articles, traditional sports show, exhibition
stalls, cultural Nite, local delicacies, etc.
SHG mela held at Yingkiong
YINGKIONG, Sept 4: An exhibition-cum-sale of products contributed by 15 Self Help
Groups of Yingkiong, Geku and Jengging was held at general ground Yingkiong during
the Solung festival 2013.
The event was organised by the District ICDS Cell Yingkiong under DD (ICDS) with
active participation of CDPOs, Yingkiong, Geku and Jengging projects. Products ranged
from clothes cane baskets, flower decorations candles, pickles and fruits.
Student’s death mourned
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: Tamai Welfare Society (TAWSO) of Lohit and Anjaw districts condoled
the death of Bomkalu Tamai, 16, a class XI (Sc) student of GHSS Tezu.
The only daughter of Basilum Tamai of Loiliang village, Bomkalu died in a road accident
recently, informed TAWSO, in a release.
The Society prayed to almighty for peace of of the dearted soul in heavenly abode.
CCLAPF reiterates demand
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: While appreciating the verification drive against encroached government
quarters conducted uniformly by the district administration, the Capital Complex
Land Affected People’s Forum has reiterated its request to the government for a suitable
solution to the problem as mass eviction will affect thousands of people in the capital.
TLWS mourns Notup’s death
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: Tabi Lapa Welfare Society (TLWS) has mourned the death of former
GP chairperson of Kebi Panchayat under Yazali circle of Lower Subansiri district
Taba Notup after a prolonged illness on August 30 at her native place. She was also
assistant secretary of women’s wing of the society.
Describing her death as great loss for the Tabi Lapa clan and the society, the members
of TLWS conveyed deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal
peace of the departed soul.
Support to ANSU’s bandh call
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: Student Union Movement of Arunachal Pradesh (SUMA) has extended
full support and co-operation to All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU)’s proposed 36-hour
Capital Bandh on September 12.
SUMA has criticized the state government for turning a deaf ear to the demands of
the union, which included appointment of an independent Home Minister, immediate
arrest of the culprits involved in the Bomjen Gapak murder case.
APATCYO reiterates demand
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: The Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization (APATCYO)
has reiterated its demand for setting up electronic media in the state, state assembly
to be telecast live, RTE to be made effective in all the schools of the state, immediate
appointment of independent home minister and DGP’s office to be made separate from
In a representation submitted to the chief minister while condemning the recent Likabali
rape incident of 14 minor girls asked the state government to take stringent action
against the rapist by hanging him.
“We feel very sorry for the victims and their parents and pray the almighty god to
bless their lives to regain healthy condition,” it further said.
Deru & Lapung create new records
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: Justifying the hope and expectations of people in their home state,
two weightlifters from Arunachal Pradesh Jimjang Deru and Sambo Lapung have created
new national records in their respective weight categories this year.
Sambu lifted a total of 269 kg (snatch 119 kg+ clean and jerk 150 kg) in youth boys
69 kg category in Nanjing, China last month which is 4 kg more than previous record
of 265 kg (snatch 118+ clean and jerk 147).
Jimjang created the record by lifting a total 200 kg (snatch 87 kg+ clean and jerk
113 kg) in Doha, Qatar. The previous record was 193 kg (total) (snatch 86 kg + clean
and jerk 107 kg), informed Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF), in a release.
163 selected on 3rd day of RR
AALO Sept 4: 163 candidates were selected out of 1150 candidates turned up for the
final run today in the on-going Army Recruitment Rally being held at Aalo General
All the selected candidates who have crossed all fitness tests will face Common
Entrance Exam (CEE) to be held at Government Higher Secondary School Aalo from September
8. The candidates are to bring admit card with them during the written test exam.
Awards for 16 outstanding teachers
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: The Department of Education will confer State Teacher Awards for
year 2013 upon 16 outstanding teachers on the occasion of Teacher’s Day celebration
at Banquet Hall here tomorrow.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki will present the awards to the teachers in presence of
Education Minister Bosiram Siram and Parliamentary Secretary (Education) JK Panggeng
and other dignitaries.
Education sector becomes money making machine in Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: As Arunachal is gearing up to celebrate Teachers’ Day, education
scenario in the state is worrying many citizens. Especially the way the education
sector has been turned into money making monster by greedy politicians and their
coterie poses serious threat to the future of Arunachal Pradesh.
State government instead of concentrating in improving government runs colleges,
Arunachal University (Pasighat) and Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), has opened the
door to private universities to start business in the state. These private universities
are namely Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University (Ziro), Venkateshwara
Open University (Naharlagun), Apex University (Pasighat), Himalayan University (Itanagar)
and Arunachal University of Studies. In the name of giving degree, all the above
mentioned private universities are fast turning into money minting machine and are
compromising with future of thousands of students.
Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University (Ziro) along with Himalayan
University (Itanagar) are already inviting application for various degrees including
prestigious Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), M. Tech, Master in Philosophy (M.Phil) along
with numerous other professional courses. The big question is does these universities
have proper infrastructure and adequate faculty to start their operation? Do they
have requisite permission from concern authorities like UGC, AICTE? University Grant
Commission (UGC) has already made it clear in the past that “the inclusion of the
name of the university in the list of universities maintained by the UGC does not
itself allow the university to make admission in its programmes.” Therefore if private
universities are starting activities just on the pretext that they have been recognized
by UGC, then they are violating the guidelines of the same UGC.
On January this year, Rakhsa Pahwa under secretary UGC had written to the registrar
of Venkateshwar Open University informing it that admission process can only be started
after creation of required academic and physical infrastructure facilities including
library, laboratories and appointment of teaching and supporting staff as per the
norms and standard laid down by the UGC and statutory councils concerned. Also private
university are supposed to submit detail information of above mentioned to UGC and
accordingly an expert committee will be constituted by Commission to ascertain whether
university fulfils the criteria in terms of programmes, faculty, infrastructural
facilities, financial viability etc as laid down from time to time by UGC and other
concerned statutory bodies such as AICTE, BCI, MCI, DCI, INC, NCTE, PCI etc. In their
websites none of the five private universities operating from state has mentioned
any information regarding visit of UGC expert committee to their respective universities.
In August 2011, UGC wrote to education commissioner, Govt of Arunachal informing
that as per Supreme Court order no off campus centre(s) should be allowed to open
by the private university outside the territorial jurisdiction of the state. However
private universities of state like Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences
University, Ziro has opened its office at Paryavaran Complex, South of Saket, New
Delhi. Venkateshwara University too has its office at Malviya Nagar, New Delhi. They
are accepting application forms from their Delhi based offices.
Govt of Arunachal especially education department has failed to check this rampant
selling of degrees. According to the sources all these private universities has backing
of powerful politicians. At present Arunachal have 18 degree colleges, 11 professional
institutions and university level institution which include RGU, Arunachal University,
NERIST and NIT, Yupia. The government run degree colleges are fighting numerous problems
whereas RGU and NERIST have become battle ground for power struggle between politicians
and local citizen of area. Instead of bothering to solve these burning problems,
state government is busier in appeasing private universities. Very surprisingly majority
of student unions of state is keeping mum on this issue. It seems Arunachalee citizen
are waiting for next CMJ university type scandal to take place in the state.
Mass protest rally for Likabali rape victims
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: Thousands of people, including students, participated in a mass
protest rally at Aalo town, the district headquarter of West Siang, today against
the recent Likabali rape incident wherein 14 minor girls of a private residential
school were reported to have been raped by the hostel warden Vipin Wisvan.
The rally which started from Govt. Higher Secondary School play ground culminated
at the New Market with slogans like ‘Beti Bachchao - Desh Bachchao’ ‘Vipin Wisvan
ko phasi do’ and ‘Mahilao ka samman - desh ka samman’.
During the rally, an effigy of the rapist was burnt by the students of VKV Jirdin.
The rally was organized by Paktu Ao Youth Welfare Association (PAYWA). President,
PAYWA Lige Lollen addressing the gathering demanded capital punishment to the rapist,
also urged the West Siang DC to check all the private institutions in the district
within a week.
West Siang ATA unit condemns Likabali rape incident
Meanwhile, Arunachal Teachers Association (ATA) West Siang Unit Aalo has condemned
the rape incident committed by one caretaker/warden of the Green Valley Private School,
Likabali. The association demanded exemplary punishment to the rapist so that such
shameful act does not occur again in any educational institution. DIPRO adds
Thousands affected by Nao Dehing flood
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: Flood waters have entered Dumpani and four other villages under
Diyun circle as mighty Nao Dehing River has breached the WRC and village protection
Atleast 13246 people of eleven villages have been affected by the current wave of
Parliamentary Secretary CC Singpho accompanied by ZPM Pintri Singpho, Anchal Samity
chairperson Diyun Pravabati Deori, Diyun EAC T Riba and senior public leaders of
the area visited the flood affected Dumpani village and the erosion site.
He advised the people living near the river bank to shift to safer locations, informed
Diyun EAC in a release.
The local people with assistance of the Executive Engineer WRD Bordumsa and the EAC
Diyun are making temporary bunds with mud filled gunny bags. The MLA has assured
the people to take up with Govt for restoration of the bund and relief to affected
families. Heavy Downpour in Tezu: Due to heavy downpour in Tezu and its adjoining
areas the roads connectivity via Parsuramkund to Tezu and via Alubari to Tezu has
been disrupted temporarily. Restoration works are undergoing as per the latest report.
Rainfall data recorded at district headquarter Tezu was 200 mm as per the latest
Greetings on Teachers’ Day
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma and Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki have greeted the teachers on eve of the 125th birth anniversary
of former President, scholar of philosophy, Dr S Radhakrishnan, which is celebrated
as Teachers Day on September 5.
The Governor has expressed the hope that the day will infuse new zeal amongst the
teaching community to shoulder greater responsibility towards quality education in
In his message, the Governor said that Dr. Radhakrishnan is the embodiment of righteousness
and high moral values. He has been a role model for the teachers and his philosophy
and teachings inspire all. We take pride in his thoughts and teachings, which bear
the stamp of distinctive genius for clarity and precision, Lt. Gen (Retd) Sharma
added. The Governor appealed to all to take a pledge to strengthen the commitment
towards education for all as a tribute to one of the most illustrated sons of Mother
India Dr. Radhakrishnan. He exhorted the people of Arunachal Pradesh to involve in
improving education in the State.
May the celebrations of this occasion inspire us to follow the highest moral and
ethical values of Dr. Radhakrishnan, the Governor wished.
“The nation recognizes and acknowledges the contribution of teachers in man-making
as well as nation-building. Therefore, has dedicated the birthday of India’s most
renowned teacher Dr S Radhakrishnan to honour them,” Chief Minister Nabam Tuki observed
in a message here this evening.
While appreciating teachers world over, the Chief Minister particularly lauded the
contribution of teachers working in a difficult state like Arunachal Pradesh.
“Despite hardships like lack of basic facilities like accommodation and communication,
teachers in remote Arunachal Pradesh have proved more than their mettle in educating
and churning out intellectuals over the years. Our teachers need more appreciation
and recognition than their counterparts elsewhere,” he said.
While acknowledging the contribution of teachers in development of the state, the
Chief Minister expressed hope that Teachers Day would re-instill in them a sense
of responsibility towards their students and re-dedicate themselves for the cause
of world’s noblest profession.
“On this day and every day, we salute our teachers. Without them we would still be
living in the primitive age!” the Chief Minister added but reminded that the future
of Arunachal Pradesh still depended on them and that their job has not yet finished.
Of Gambling and Gamblers
One of my cousins is a list-A gambler of western Arunachal. His magical ability to
shuffle cards to his advantage is no less legendary. Once, it is said, he even outwitted
an “ace” haring gambler from Uttar Pradesh, hired by one of his opponents, in a “high-stake”
game of rummy at Tawang. His opponent, rife with anger after losing all his money
to my cousin, almost killed that hired gambler by forcing the muzzle of his .22 calibre
rifle in the latter’s mouth on their way back. If not for the timely intervention
of the driver, the “ace” UP gambler would have his dead body thrown into obscurity
in one of the deep gorges of Nechipu.
He went on to make a good fortune by sheer tricks stored up his sleeves until he
fell into the trap of rummy-induced delusions. Psychiatrists diagnosed his delusions
as a manifestation of schizophrenia. Not to mention his naked runs in a park in New
Delhi and his several suicide attempts. He later consumed all his money for his treatment.
To believe my relatives, he is a victim of the voodoos sponsored by his opponents.
Rummy is such a craze here in East Kameng district that from a small-time businessman
to a public leader to a government officer, everybody plays it at a slightest pretext.
“Aina” (mirror) is the famous allusion attributed to rummy, as the players fix their
narrowed irises on the cards held in their hands as if they are looking at a palm-size
mirror. Here, rummy is central to all group discussions. A person’s respect-graph
shoots up if he brags, “I lost three lakhs” in one sitting. Weirdly, they even talk
in their dreams of “Single” and “Puploos” — the game’s de rigueur jargons.
“If you want to make friends with the officers and influential public leaders, play
rummy” is the common advice handed down to a novice in the trade. I know of some
officers who use the game as a medium to pay indirect hush-money to a potential threat.
The formula is to invite him—he could be a public leader or a social activist—to
play. If the invitee shows reluctance citing lack of “chandu” or “rokra” being the
reason, then the officer would assure him of lending. The money is lent, but never
to be asked for return or given back and thereby completing a non-verbal agreement.
Gambling is both a home maker and breaker. Some keep their chulhas burning from its
proceeds while some loss everything in their possession. In one instance, a person
mortgaged his only son for 30k bucks in a deal of three-card poker (teen patti) just
for a “show” in which he lost. Later, his relatives bailed his son out. But sadly,
his son did not live long soon after that.
Feminists would be proud to know that women do not lag behind. They can compete with
men. Nothing is an uglier sight then a woman playing rummy with four other men. Sometime,
a husband and a wife team up to outwit others. Husbands, kids and kitchens are delegated
to housemaids by these women. Preposterous it may sound, but the fact is that a woman
delivered a baby on the floor of rummy, and funnily, the baby was named “Solo” (one
born while playing).
Those who are outside the rummy-coteries are treated scornfully like aliens by the
players. Rummy players do not pay social visits to non-rummy playing homes. But when
non-players visit them, they are ignored by the rummy-engrossed hosts.
The fixed answer I give for not playing rummy is, “I have no interest in others’
hard-earned money. To covet others’ money is as bad as to covet others’ wives. If
you are interested in my money, just borrow, and otherwise, give me yours without
much ado. Don’t bring rummy in between. If rummy is all your interest, let us play
without any stake.”
These rummy-playing government servants and public leaders have not been chosen to
their posts on the merit of their rummy-playing talent but their abilities to serve
the people. I think they should not squander their precious time on playing cards,
which they fondly call “time pass!”
Byaling calls for better coordination for effective implementation of projects
TAWANG, Sept 4: A meeting in connection with the review of the implementation of
various flagship programmes under rural development was held at the D C Conference
Attending the meeting, Minister RD, P R and Power Tanga Byaling informed that
the purpose of his visit was to assess the ground situation of the implementation
of various programmes.
Calling for better coordination from the PRI members, Byaling outlined the importance
of the PRI members in the assessment and selection of projects and also in the successful
execution of these projects. He further urged the DRDA and the PRI members to select
and take up projects that assist the people in their income generation. Advocating
for implementation of schemes specially that of mass/common utility, he urged the
members present to give top priority for development. He further urged the members
to prioritize the schemes in consultation with the local populace and the administration.
He called for better coordination/support from other departments like horticulture,
agriculture etc so that a convergence can be achieved during the implementation of
a particular project. The Minister expressing his satisfaction on the implementation
of the various RD projects in the district said that Tawang and West Kameng districts
can be role model for his department on the quality of the execution of the projects.
He directed the District administration, DRDA & PRI members to come together with
better coordination and constantly work together for the upliftment of the rural
population in the district.
Earlier, Secretary Rural Development B R Babu informed the house that the main purpose
of the visit was to ensure that the funds for all the flagship programmes were utilized
properly. He further gave a brief outline and guidance on execution of the various
programmes under the RD like the MGNREGA,IAY, IWMP, SGSY, etc.
Director RD K Dulom also briefed the house about the process for the implementation
of the various projects and also outlined the shortcomings in some of the projects.
He urged the DRDA to frame projects in convergence with other departments and also
come up with innovative projects that would really help the people at the grass root
DC Tawang Abhishek Dev informed that the administration has been constantly monitoring
the completed as well as the under-process projects of RD in the district. He also
informed the house that the administration shall put in all efforts to see that the
benefits of these projects reach the common people.
A power point presentation of the various projects completed/under process and the
achievements of the DRDA Tawang were also displayed to the visiting delegates by
the PD Tawang Lobsang Phunchu & BDOs of the Tawang district.
Minister RWD and Tourism Pema Khandu, MLA Tawang-cum-Parliamentary Secretary Art
& Culture Tsewang Dhondup, Director P R Kemo Lollen, Director SIRD Nyabin Ete, ZPC
Tawang Jambey Tsering, Head of offices, and members of the DRDA were present on the
Fulfill the dream of CM: Paliwal
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: “You are given a wonderful opportunity by the government for skill
development and employment. Bring laurels to your state through good work and fulfill
the dream of your Chief Minister, said Arunachal Pradesh Chief Secretary Dr. HK Paliwal
while addressing a gathering of 150 state-sponsored Beauty and Spa trainees at Don
Bosco Youth Centre, Itanagar. Dr. Paliwal was speaking at the valedictory function
of the fortnight-long Intensive Motivational and Skill Training programme organized
by DBYC, Itanagar for the trainees.
Paliwal also encouraged the trainees to make use of the advantage they have in being
fluent in Hindi, a distinguishing mark of Arunachalee youth among their North Eastern
counterparts and which works out to be a boon and brings acceptance for them in mainland
The function which marked the close of the fortnight-long training for the selected
candidates was the culmination of a process wherein a host of resource persons interacted
with candidates and enlightened them on various aspects of personal and professional
life such as, Self Image, Self Discovery, Understanding one’s Personality, Communication
Skills, Interview Handling, Personality Development, Work Culture, Work Ethics, Thrift
and Saving and Value-Centred Living.
Earlier in the function, Sharada Prasad, Principal Advisor to the chief minister
exhorted the trainees to be proud of their vibrant culture and to be ambassadors
of the State through discipline, hard work and self-reliance. “Improve your level
of confidence through training and education”, he added.
Dr. VN Sharma, State Liaison Officer, for NSS while addressing the gathering made
a poignant remark, “Young people today are not useless, but used less.”
Rev. Fr. Mathai, SDB., Parish Priest, Itanagar and Taw Tebin, Executive Secretary,
Arunachal Pradesh Catholic Union also spoke on the occasion encouraging the students
to be signs of bearers of God’s love for themselves and others.
All the trainees expressed their gratitude to the government and the Chief Minister
and his collegues who has introduced this very useful project for less privileged
young people of the State.
The valedictory function was attended among others by Taba Yall Nabam, Member, Empowered
Standing Committee from Itanagar Municipal Council, Nabum Pekhi, SO, PWD and Pisa
Dobum, Catechist, Itanagar.
Hostel land in JNU campus identified for NE students
NEW DELHI, Sept 4: Clearing all hurdles for construction of a 500-bed North East
Students’ hostel, the JNU authority identified land today, thanks to the initiative
of NE MPs Forum (NEMPF).
JNU vice chancellor Prof Sudhir Kumar Sopory, Rector Prof Sudha Pai, deputy registrar
Kh Siile Anthony and superintending engineer Pradeep Kumar along with the forum’s
secretary general Takam Sanjoy, Delhi Police joint commissioner Robin Hibu and a
few officials visited the varsity campus here for demarcating the land for the ambitious
project which would serve as a panacea for NE students pursuing higher education
in New Delhi.
Union DoNER ministry would provide Rs 95 crore for the hostel which would have 50%
reservation for the NE girl students alone.
NEPMF chairman Mukut Mithi in a representation to the VC said the hostel should be
named ‘Subansiri Hostel’ after the river in Arunachal Pradesh, and suggested co-opting
JNU deputy registrar Anthony as liaison officer between the JNU and the NEMPF. However,
Mithi could not visit the varsity today as he had been called by the PMO.
Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dixit had consented to allot land for the hostel at a
high level meeting in All India Congress Committee (AICC) held under the chairmanship
of Union Minister Oscar Fernandez on July 16 and attended by DoNER Minister Paban
Singh Ghatowar, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, his Meghalaya counterpart
Mukul Sangma, Mithi, a host of AICC leaders and MPs form NE, including Sanjoy.
Dixit took up the matter with JNU vice chancellor after Sanjoy called on her with
a written request on July 27 following which the VC had consented to identify land
for the purpose within the university campus.
Sanjoy conveyed gratitude to Dixit and JNU authorities for identifying themselves
with the cause of NE people and reiterated his plea to Delhi CM for implementing
the Rent Control Act in the NCT region as "our students face a lot of problems as
landlords arbitrarily increase rents by 40 to 50 per cent and use it as an instrument
to remove the tenants."
With the formal letter of allocation of land, it would be the responsibility of the
DoNER ministry now to finalize the design, earmark fund to give the go ahead signal.
It may be mentioned here that this was one of the commitments given by the Congress
party during the Delhi University Students’ Union election during 2009. Most of the
NE Students’ Unions had extended their support to DUSU with this demand, Sanjoy added.
The Delhi-Arunachal Forum (DelAru), a voluntary organization of Arunachalees living
in Delhi, had also placed the same demand with the state's MPs.
GIL urged for early completion of Seppa-Chayangtajo road
SEPPA, Sept 4: In an interactive cum coordination meeting held at the conference
hall of Gammon India Ltd office, Seppa yesterday, the Panchayat leaders, students
and NGOs appealed the Gammon India Ltd (GIL) for early completion of Seppa-Chayang
Tajo road project without compromising with the quality of road works.
The meeting presided over by the Chayangtajo ZPM Lama Bagang was attended by the
representative of Gammon India Ltd, PWD, students bodies, NGOs, and PRI leaders and
Expressing concern over the delay on construction of the road project, the members
present in the meeting urged the construction agency to review its working system
for speedy progress of the road construction. Not satisfied with the performance
of the works like construction of culverts, formation cutting etc by GIL, the PRI
members and students strongly urged that damage portion of culverts which has been
already constructed by some PRWs executing by GIL should be renovated immediately.
The ZPM Lama Bagang, student bodies, NGOs and PRI leaders also assured to extend
all possible help to GIL in solving any local issues relating to road project.
A team lead by Rongmir Yangfo, Block Chairperson, ASM, Chayangtajo and Tama Lamra
Block Chairperson, ASM Sawa, president and general secretary All Pipu Chayangtajo
Gwayepurang Sawa Students Union Jevan Bagang and Tafi Flago has been constituted
for liasioning with GIL in solving local issues.
Participating in the meeting, Prafulla Borgohain, Project Manager, Gammon India Ltd
has assured that the balance work will be completed within April, 2014. Moreover,
he gave his commitment to bring quality work and renovate the said damaged portion
of culvert which have been constructed by GIL and Byabang Tugu, Asst. Engineer (Independent
in charge), PWD, Chayangtajo has also assured that concern junior engineers will
be deputed to work location for proper monitoring and supervision of the quality
of the work and appealed for cooperation from the people so that we can complete
Lama Bagang appealed the PWD, Chayangtajo to properly supervise the construction
activities of Gammon India Ltd as per the guidelines of MoU with the Govt for early
completion of this road. Delay in construction of this important road hampers the
development, he said while requesting all to extend all possible cooperation
for early completion of the project. also informed that the landslide zone at Ch.No.2+600
KM and Ch.No.35+00, which is occurring due to natural calamities and beyond the control
of contractor at present and also intending danger to the life and property residing
Meanwhile Lama Bagang, along with students’ bodies, NGOs and PRIs leaders has submitted
a memorandum to the East Kameng Deputy Commissioner for providing security personnel
to staff of GIL and PSO for Project Manager to prevent any unwanted incidents in
e-Panchayat training conducted for Lohit and Anjaw districts
TEZU, Sept 4: Twenty five numbers of officials, viz., Head Assistants UDC, LDC and
Computer Assistant from the Panchayat Department attached with District Panchayat
Development Officer/ ZPC and Member Secretary (AS) of Lohit and Anjaw districts attended
the Mission Mode Project e- Panchayat training on Panchayati Enterprise Suite held
which was conducted at National Informatic Centre in DC Office, Tezu, from 23rd August
to 3rd September last.
The e-Panchayat Training Package under MMP is a Government of India programme under
MoPR with an aim to enable the PRIs to effectively use Information Technology (IT)
in automating their internal workflow processes for better functioning and delivery
of citizen services leading to increased transparency and accountability.
Under e-Panchayat MMP, 11 Core Common applications are envisaged that address all
aspects of Panchayats’ functioning viz., from internal core functions such as Planning,
Monitoring, Implementation, Budgeting, Accounting, Social Audit, etc to citizen service
delivery like issue of certificates, licenses etc.
The 10 days training programme started with a warm inauguration by Shri. M.K. Deori,
SDO cum District Development Panchayat Development Officer Tezu.
The District Informatic Office Shri. June Kadu also inspired with his words of exhortation
to the participants.
The training concluded with a valedictory function, giving away certificates to all
the participants by Deori.
The training was conducted by the District Project Management Unit from SIRD, Itanagar
in coordination with NIC, Tezu. DIPRO
Training on scientific cultivation of tea
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: A training program on scientific cultivation of tea was organized
by Tea Board Regional Office here at Ranglua Basti and Kanubari of Longding district
on August 31.
The growers were trained on bringing up of young tea, manuring of both young and
matured etc. by resource persons Dr. Gautam Saikia, Programme Co-ordinator, Small
Tea Growers Advisory Programme, Dept. of Tea Husbandry and Technology, Assam Agricultural
Emphasis was given on forming self help groups (SHGs) by the growers to avail the
benefit of various schemes of Tea Board. They were also encouraged to start SHG model
factories in line with factories started by STGs of Jalpaiguri district.
The training organized at the Wangcho King’s residence was attended by more than
Similar training was also organized at town hall of Kanubari.
S Rajbongshi, Asst. Director, Tea Board, Itanagar trained growers on tea planting,
young tea management, pruning, manuring etc.
Atleast 30 growers attended the programme.
Later, the Tea Board officials visited several tea gardens of Ranglua and Rusa Basti
with Sampa Wangsa, General Secretary of All arunachal Small Tea Growers’ Association.
It is reported that more than 500 of growers have planted tea in Ranglua, Rusa and
other nearby areas and 700 tea growers have started tea plantation in Kanubari area.
Healthy growth of tea bush signifies that the soil status, topography, climatic condition
of the locality is very suitable for tea cultivation.
Three entrepreneurs, namely Sampa Wangsa, Teseing and the king of the Wancho tribe
started tea plantation in 1990 at Ranglua. Presently, tea is grown in every household
of Ranglua and Rusa basti in their kitchen garden.
After interaction with several growers of both Ranglua and Kanubari locality, growers
have revealed that their main problem were labour crisis and lack of factory for
processing tea leaves. The growers have to depend on agents for carrying green leaves
to factories located in Assam since there is no tea factory in the locality.
Atleast 20,000 kgs of green leaves are transported on daily basis to Assam based
factories, which is enough to run a factory at Ranglua or Kanubari.
The team also visited both field and factory of Olingtong TE and interacted with
Trial through Video Conferencing for the first time
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: For the first time in the history of Arunachal Pradesh, video conferencing
was used during a trial process in Session Court, Tezu today.
Prisoner lodged at Juli prison, Itanagar was trialed at Session Court, Tezu using
video conferencing facility established by NIC (National Informatics Centre) Tezu
and Itanagar with the assistance of district administration and police department
and support of District Court, Tezu.
“This marks the successful beginning of a new era in justice delivery system in Arunachal
Pradesh,” said Lohit Deputy Commissioner RK Sharma.
Even through the establishment of video conferencing required co-ordination and co-operation
from various quarter including home department, jail administration, police headquarters,
district administration, district police, NIC and BSNL, it was conducted successfully
at a very short notice with the whole hearted co-operation of all the above departments.
With the establishment of the video conferencing facility, it is expected that the
trial process will become faster and the state Govt. will be free from the hassles
of ferrying criminals, especially underground (UG) cadres, over long distance thereby
saving both men and material resources.
This will also help the judiciary to speed up trial thereby helping the victims of
crime to meet the ends of justice, Sharma hoped.
---- Readers Forum ----
Online form submission is best solution
By and large it is really not a good act to reject thousands of candidates from appearing
in prelims of APPSCE exam for minor mistakes. I will not say that all the rejected
candidates are serious about the exam but there are many candidates who are very
much serious and toiled day in and day out to face the 'APPSCCE' 2013. If APPSCE
had online application facility then such tragedy would never have happened. It’s
totally illogical action to reject form just for not signing in one part of the
lengthy and complicated application form which shattered many hopes and dreams into
pieces. Therefore I highly plead the APPSC authority and state government to make
online application facility available for APPSCCE by hook or by crook from the next
time so that such act of 'REJECTION' of civil services aspirants application form
is not repeated.
Through your daily would like to remind all readers about the article written by
Taba Ajum on 1st September under the headline “Are Arunachal Bhawan and Arunachal
House only for VVIPs.” The article need all round appreciation by entire state as
a whole. I am very much happy that he had highlighted the poor condition of bhawan
and house from years and years back, which need urgent rectification. Rate of room
should also be minimized for students and common man seeking medical treatment. The
Arunachal bhawn and house at Delhi have been constructed to sort out problems faced
by Arunachalee in national capital city. Article written by Taba Ajum had given crystal
clear idea about the running condition of the bhawns and house, where staffs are
taking full advantages of paralyzed common man and making us suffer. Only VIP and
VVIP are enjoying the full pleasure accompanied by staff members on most of the occasion.
My humble request on behalf of common citizen of Arunachal Pradesh to dear honourable
Chief Minister, minister and student leaders who make promises during election, your
interruption in this matter is highly required in current situation.
Sex education is need of the hour
I vehemently agree with Tongam Rina's point of view. When rape incident happened
in Delhi, we all were thinking that such incident is unthinkable in North East part
of India. Alas! Now it may seem that we were living in mirage. Worst part, even after
the stringent law by the lawmakers they have failed miserably to cast fear to the
rapist and the sick Pedophile maniac. Offenders are not a gender, caste, creed, sex
or community biased as it can be anybody. Lots of candles were lit, procession and
what not, but what was the outcome? In fact the surprising thing is that rape incident
continues to grow. I am having a son of one and a half years, sometimes as a father
I too feel insecure. So sex education is a must from the primary level of the school
if we have to counter such incident again. Strange part, is we are all hypocrite
as we get excited moment we discuss about Sex among our peers but a big hush no if
we have to educate our younger ones. This attitude has to be changed.
Should have given second chance
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of readers towards
upcoming APPSCE prelims-2013. As an aspirant of APPSCE, I want to express my concern
over the rejection of candidature in such large number. Sadly my name is also included
in those enlisted. Though I didn't go for any twisted method but I just hope that
the APPSCE committee should have at least considered of allowing a limited time for
the correction in the forms.
Due to rejection many hopeful aspirant have lost their valuable time, money, hope
and patience. Thousand of aspirant work hard all year round with will and hope to
face this prestigious exam. Many deserving candidates might have been affected.
In my case, my candidature was rejected just because they couldn't identify the last
two words of my name (ridiculous !!!!); Where as I clearly remember reading the instructions
carefully and I had written my name in bold capital letters with a ball pen. There
are many other cases like mine. There should be a pre-planned system to manage such
cases for unexpected mistakes. The APPSCE committee must give us a chance for re
correction. Why they are depriving candidates just because they couldn't recognize
one or two alphabets of some names. Such large rejections of candidates seem to be
somewhat fishy. There is no hundred but thousands of rejected enlisted. Many also
view this rejection of thousands as a corruption scandal which is in its full bloom
in our state. One can never say!
Dictatorial attitude of govt officers
Through your esteemed daily I would like to express my anguish regarding misbehavior
of govt. officers and staffs.
It is common phenomena in our state that govt officials do not cooperate with public
properly. Most of the officers behave like dictator except few.
Being a student I am saying this. When we enter office of any department, we feel
low and morally down. In many cases I have witness officer behaving like dictator.
What is the reason behind it? Iam not saying all officers behave like same. I know
very well my letter will not impact such people.
It’s my earnest request to all the govt officials, please behave well, even though
works cannot be done. Particularly please don’t humiliate villagers as most of them
Remember your struggling days; let us make Arunachal as most peace loving state.
International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has expressed
its commitment to continue working with the Nepal government and private sector to
improve the country´s business environment.
Encouraging private sector-led growth and easing of constraints to business are key
tools for attracting investment, creating jobs, and enhancing economic development
in the country, IFC said.
As of June 2013, IFC has a committed portfolio of $48 million, mainly in power, transport,
financial market, microfinance and trade finance projects in Nepal.
IFC also provides advisory services to strengthen business regulations, increase
access to finance, support development of smaller enterprises, and facilitate creation
of public-private partnerships in infrastructure.
IFC´s advisory program in Nepal is delivered through Nepal Investment Climate Reform
Program, supported by the South Asia Enterprise Development Facility, which is managed
by IFC in partnership with the UK government and Norwegian Agency for Development
IFC is keen to extend its investment support to Nepal in developing hydropower, tourism,
agri-business and financial sectors. Assistance will also be given to improve regional
air connectivity, domestic aviation safety, food safety, trade, investment regime
and support action oriented dialogue.