Commission demands early charge sheet against rapist-killer
ITANAGAR, Sept 11: Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) today urged
the West Siang district administration and the police to expedite investigation into
the shocking incident of crime against a 35-year old woman who was raped and murdered
at Garu village under Gensi circle recently.
Demanding immediate submission of charge sheet against the culprit, the APSCW further
requested the State Govt. to pay compensation to the aggrieved family members as
immediate relief as per the Arunachal Pradesh Victim Compensation Scheme, 2011.
Meanwhile, a two-member APSCW team consisting of Yabin Zirdo and Yapi Kulo met the
aggrieved family of the victim, police and local administration to get first hand
information about the gruesome act and the present status of the case.
During interaction, Likabali SDO informed the team that almost all the official work
has been done and report and findings have been submitted to the DC.
The charge sheet against the culprit has not been submitted as the post mortem report
is still awaited; the SDO further informed the team.
The women commission members also met women group of Old Bomte village and local
students organization and discussed about the incident. They also met the culprit
at Likabali Police.
Organizations oppose establishment of ITBP firing range
ITANAGAR, Sept 11: The Durpa Village Welfare Committee is opposed to the establishment
of the proposed firing range of 10th Bn ITBP at Durpa-I village under Kimin circle
claiming that local residents of Durpa village are under threat because of it.
In its letter to the DC, it claimed that the firing range is being used without 'notification'
for such practice, thereby affecting life and liberty of over 500 local residents
therein and also violating the Right to Property of the residents of village. As
per the 'The Manoeuvres, Field Firing and Artillery Practice Act 1938', and 'The
Works of Defence Act 1903' (Act VII of 1903), the areas could be notified by a State
Government, subject to the provisions such as giving notice before three months while
conducting any maneuvers. The Acts stipulates further that no area may be notified
more than once in three years, domestic animals be moved before the manoeuvres, compensation
be paid to the inhabitants or loss of crops and damage to property etc.
However, on the contrary, without complying with the revisions of law, the 10th Bn
ITBP Battalion is carrying out firing practices at Durpa Village in an arbitrary
manner thereby affecting life, the committee claimed. It has further come to our
knowledge that the said land arbitrarily used as firing range by 10th Bn ITBP is
now proposed to be acquired by the State Government for establishment of firing range
which will endanger the life and liberty of local villagers who use the area to collect
firewood, forests products, grazing of domestic animals and cultivation', the letter
The All Kimin Youth Welfare Association (AKYWA) is also of the opinion that the proposal
should be cancelled.
In its representation submitted to the Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner, it reasoned
that the proposed firing range is situated just at the distance of 300-400 metres
from Govt Hr Sec School, Kimin which will create disturbance to the area.
MP dissatisfied with MGNREGA implementation
DRDA governing body meeting
ROING, Sept 11: Arunachal East Parliamentary Constituency, Member of Parliament Ninong
Ering has expressed dissatisfaction over the poor implementation of MGNREGA in the
district which comes to an average of 10 work days only.
He was speaking at the 12th Governing Body Meeting of District Rural Development
Agency of Lower Dibang Valley District which was held at Anchal Samiti Hall here
He urged the Project Director to expedite and provide the materials to the wait list
under IAY at the earliest and start the new list soon. He also cautioned PD DRDA
to provide good quality CGI Sheets under IAY and there should not be any compromise
in the quality.
He further asked the Project Director to carry out the Socio-Economic and Caste Census
2011 immediately in the district and urged all the PRI members to cooperate and provide
true data to the enumerator so that correct Socio-Economic Status of the people are
reflected and the benefits meant for the poor people reaches the needy people.
He further appealed all the executing agencies to truly implement all the rural development
schemes on the ground saying that all the schemes shall be strictly monitored through
the District Monitoring and Vigilance Committee and strict action shall be initiated
in case of non-implementation or negligence.
Ering further emphasized on decentralization of fund meant for procurement of items
and also urged the HoDs East Parliamentary Constituency to stay in the constituency
so that people can easily reach them. Parliamentary Secretary for WRD cum MLA Gum
Tayeng participating in the meeting said that it was painful to see the flood damages
at Paglam. She said, "People of Paglam can no longer stay in the same place as it
is inundated by flood water every year and the intensity of flood damaged is increasing.
Whole of Paglam Village consisting of about 250 houses has to be shifted to a new
and safer place".
She requested the Rural Development Agency to provide CGI sheets to the flood victims
and also assured to provide some CGI sheets from her MLA LAD Fund. She further urged
the DRDA to bring improvement in its performance in the execution of rural development
Presiding over the meeting as Chairman, Zilla Chairperson Sipi Elapra Linggi sought
for cooperation of all the HoDs in implementation of various Rural Development Schemes
in letter and spirit.
Earlier, DRDA Project Director, Tage Tado highlighted the physical & financial achievement
under various Rural Development Programme for the year 2013-14 implemented by DRDA.
Tage clarified that the main reason for inability to provide 100 days work under
MGNREGA is lack of fund as the district received Rs 152.29 Lakhs only against the
requirement of Rs 324.00 Lakhs in the year 2013-14. He also highlighted the Salary
problem of DRDA staff and the accommodation problem face by them due to shortage
of staff quarter.
Later, the house approved the Annual Action Plan for the year 2014-15 in respect
of DRDA, Lower Dibang Valley District.
Shiv Kumar, DC cum CEO, HoDs and PRI Leaders were present in the meeting. DIPRO
WHS closes the gap between the East and the West
From a Correspondent
ZIRO, Sept 11: The shortlisted World Heritage Sites of Ziro in Lower Subansiri District
and Thembang in West Kameng District have in principle agreed to cooperate and put
up a joint effort to achieve the coveted tags for both the sites located in Arunachal
This was the outcome of the meeting between the WHS teams of Ziro and Thembang during
the two-day meet at Ziro here yesterday.
The 15-member Thembang WHS team under the patronage of Parliamentary Secretary (Hydro-Power)
and Dirang MLA Phurpa Tsering was led by Thembang ZPM Jam Tsering, ASM and Gram Chairperson
of Thembang, women and youth volunteers. The Ziro WHS team comprised volunteers Tilling
Takker, Gyati Kacho, AYA president Taku Chatung, Niiti ZPM Tilling Sambyo and Er.
Punyo Tangu and Er. Kago Habung. A special invitee and main resource person was Director
Research Dr. Tage Tada, who dwelt at length on the subject matter.
Acknowledging that Tawang and West Kameng were the main centers of Buddhist culture,
Dr. Tada informed that Thembang had been shortlisted under the category of 'Living
Monument Heritage' and advised them not to destroy the aged-old Buddhist structures
and to give it 'aesthetic touch' in case of modernization of Monpa architecture.
He also informed that there was already an Archeological/National Heritage Act for
Thembang which will make the case of recognition of Thembang easier. Appreciating
the warm Apatani hospitality, Thembang ZPM Jam Tsering also acknowledged the personal
contribution of Dr. Tada and the Research Department in inclusion of Thembang to
the tentative list. He said that inclusion of these two sites from the state out
of the 55 sites from India is a matter of great pride and both should put up a joint
"Achieving the tag from UNESCO is another issue but we should join hands, cooperate
and move together as nominees from Arunachal Pradesh", he said. Everyone present
on the occasion also supported the move for the 'joint effort'.
Later, the visiting Thembang team was shown the famed Apatani Cultural Landscape
and explained the grounds for its shortlisting. It was also familiarized with the
popular 'Home Stay' culture of Ziro and both the teams agreed to share ideas, cooperate
and help each other in promoting tourism in their respective places.
Later at Itanagar, the Thembang team also met Research and IPR Secretary Dani Sullu,
who also assured to help the team in every possible manner to achieve the coveted
Welcoming back the team, Phurpa Tsering said that he will make every effort to ensure
that these two nominations reach Paris within the given time frame. 'As and when
needed, we will request the state and the central Govt. to send the cases of these
two nominations to UNESCO Headquarters at the earliest. Till that time, I urge both
the nominees to cooperate and help each other in all the aspects so that both make
it to Paris in time", he said.
Deposited money siphoned off by fraudsters
PASIGHAT, Sept 11: A racket of fraudster active in South- Indian states siphoned
off huge amount of money deposited in various financial banks in Arunachal Pradesh.
According to report, the fraudsters, who introduce themselves as representatives
of financial bank collect ATM numbers along with the secret code number (Password)
from the customers with a promise to update their accounts.
The fraudsters have managed to deceive a lot of innocent customers in the state,
but it has come to light only after a case has been registered by the police against
Pasighat Police following complaint of senior teacher from Mebo registered a case
(No- 96/2014 U/S- 420 IPC) and started investigation. The victim stated before the
police that an unidentified caller, who introduced himself as bank officer in the
zonal headquarter, requested him to give the ATM number with the secret code for
updating his account. Later the customer found that money had been deducted from
Police in their primary investigation have traced that the SIM card used by the fraudsters
was issued from Bihar while the network link was in Bangalore. Police are suspecting
that there would be many more cases of siphoning off bank deposit by the fraudster
in the state as the racket has spread all over the country.
"We have requested the bank for details", said Nikom Riba, officer-in-charge of Pasighat
He asked the customers to be alert and not to entertain any telephone calls made
in the name of bank officials.
Bank performance in Papum Pare reviewed
YUPIA, Sept 11: District Level Consultative Committee (DCC), District Level Review
Committee (DLRC), District Level Security Committee (DLSC) meeting to review and
discuss the performance of banks in the district held at Yupia today.
While interacting with banking officials DC cum chairman Tai Kaye emphasized on need
for maintaining proper co-ordination between all banks, financial institutions and
Govt departments for providing better service to the public. He also asked the banks
for smooth implementation of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dan Yojana (PMJDY) for greater benefit
He further advised the banks to conduct financial literacy camp and to make recovery
law stronger to make recovery drive process more effective. Discussing the security
scenario and its problems he assured to provide security if required and stressed
on strong security measures for banks and its officials.
Meanwhile, he also appealed the all participants to give their full support in expediting
all matters related to banking services.
ADTH Yupia also requested the banks to provide information to line department if
any weavers credit cards (WCC) is sanctioned from their banks.
Earlier, Lead District Mangager H C Miri highlighted the aims and objective of the
meeting and requested the house for meaningful and result oriented discussion.
As per reports there is increase in aggregate deposits from Rs. 3544.26 crore in
the quarter ending December 2013 to March 2014 to Rs.3753.34 Crores and decline in
June 2014 to Rs. 3578.69 Crores. There is increase in advances in aggregate advances
from Rs.980.67 Crores in December 2013 to March 2014 quarter ending to Rs. 1002.73
Crores and Rs.1045.62 Crores in June quarter 2014. The Credit Deposit Ratio has decreased
from 27.67% December 2013 to 26.72% to March, 2014 and raised to 29.21% in June 2014.
Issues pertaining to PMEGP loan, FLC and its report, Sampoorn Vittiyea Samaveshan:
Pradhan Mantri Jan Dan Yojana (PMJDY) and its allotment of villages and SSA to banks
and security problems were discussed.
Representatives from RBI, all private banks, HoDs,BDOs attended the meeting. DIPRO
Gorkha students urged to concentrate in studies
ITANAGAR, Sep 11: One of the most vibrant communities of state, Gorkhas also known
as Nepali have been contributing for the development of Arunachal since time immemorial.
However off late, large chunk of Nepali population has been migrating back to their
place of origin. Gradually the population of Gorkha is decreasing and those remaining
ones are struggling to make their presence felt in the new Arunachal society.
As part of the efforts of young Gorkha people to have better interaction with fellow
Arunachalees, the Gorkha Students Union of Dera Natung College yesterday organized
an event in a city hotel where new students were welcomed.
Besides Gorkha students, the programme was attended by students from other tribes
of Arunachal. Chairman of the Gorkha Students Union of Dera Natung College Shayam
Ghatani informed that around 200 Gorkha students from Arunachal and neighouring Assam
are pursuing further study at DNG College. "We organize such interaction programmes
to get to know each other and to develop better relation with fellow Arunachalee
students," he informed.
Er Bishnu Prasad, general secretary of All India Federation of Voluntary Organisation
(AIFVO) and one of the senior members of the Gorkha community, while addressing the
students urged them to concentrate in studies to make better future. He spoke in
length about issues like education, employment, sports, culture and identity. "Apart
from education, the students should actively participate in sports and cultural activities.
Also youth should not forget their root and preserve their cultural identity," stated
Ziro Valley to get drug de-addiction counselling body
From a correspondent
ZIRO, Sept 11: The Apatani Youth Association (AYA) yesterday organized an interactive
meeting with all the principals and headmasters of both government and private educational
institutions in Ziro Valley in connection with growing trend of drug abuse and alcoholism
among the youngsters.
Participating the meeting, Tumme Amo, Superintendent of Police Ziro while observing
that 'alcoholism, drug abuse, HIV/AIDS and crime' correlate to each other, he suggested
every stakeholder to nip these four social diseases in the bud.
He also urged all the stakeholders to cooperate the district administration and the
police in identifying the drug peddlers adding that they should inform police officers
immediately when there is any law & order problem at their area or any suspected
case of drug peddling.
Earlier, AYA president Taku Chatung highlighted the aim and objectives of the meeting.
After a lengthy discussion, the AYA and the head of educational institutes in Ziro
Valley have jointly adopted 9-point resolutions which include conduction of frequent
teacher-parent interactive meeting, constitution of a drug de-addiction counselling
committee comprising experts from different fields, installation of CCTVs in all
the schools in Hapoli township area etc.
It is worth mentioning that all the Ziro based NGOs have entrusted AYA to take up
the issue to control drug abuse and alcoholism in Ziro Valley.
First ever Arunachal People’s Choice Awards 2014 begins
ITANAGAR, Sep 11: The first ever Arunachal People's Choice Awards (APCA) 2014 is
all set to kick start this month to reward excellence in media and business.
APCA 2014 is a congregation of media, entrepreneurs and society to bring about the
positive energy the state lives with. PR North East a division of Business North
East group is the host organiser of the event. Altogether 41 nominees across the
state have been nominated for various categories under media and business.
Various state government departments have nominated entrepreneurs under the Micro
Small Medium Enterprise (MSME) category while a sub category Popular Brand in Arunachal
is self nominated.
The selection of the winner is purely based on people's participation through missed
call and online voting. The voting lines are open and will close by September 25.
The winners will be awarded on the final day on 30th September, 2014.
Each nominee is given a code to be voted. The event provides an opportunity for the
public to vote their favourites in various categories such as Popular Newspaper,
popular Working Editor, Popular Journalist (Print & Electronic), Popular Brand, Popular
Business Unit in Handloom and handicraft, Popular Entrepreneurship in Tourism sector,
Popular Entrepreneurship in MSME, Favourite automotive dealer and favourite fashion
Online voting is available from Sept. 11 to 25 on the APCA 2014 website www.arunachalpeoples
The award is exclusively for media persons and young entrepreneurs in the state.
This award ceremony is people's analysis of their favorite media persons and most
sought after business entities in the state, to give the appreciation and recognition
AALO Sept 11: 10 shops and 12 dwelling houses along with properties were completely
gutted down in a massive fire accident at Old Bazar line Basar on midnight of September
8 last. However, no human causality has been reported.
Meanwhile, the District Administration has provided immediate relief materials to
fire victims and official team is assessing the total damages caused by the fire
DK Badminton championship
ITANAGAR, Sept 11: The Second Dorjee Khandu Memorial State Open Badminton Championship
will begin at Raj Bhavan Badminton Stadium here tomorrow.
370 players from 13 districts, including Namsai, Lohit, Anjaw, West Kameng, Dibang
Valley, Lower Dibang Valley, Tirap, Tawang, Papum Pare, West Siang, East Siang, Lower
Subansiri, Upper Subansiri and various clubs have already arrived here to participate
in the championship.
ITANAGAR, Sept 11: While responding to the news capsule published in this daily with
photos recently regarding leakages in water supply pipelines in some areas of capital
region, the PHE department has inspected the water supply system in various location
and detected many leakages. This was informed by the PHED engineer Tamchi Syam
in a release.
He further informed that the department has constituted a leakage team to identify
more leakages and for renovation of the same.
Appreciating this Daily for pointing out the defaults, the department further said
renovation and restoration of pipelines is continuous process which the department
is taking care of.
Fund crisis hits garbage management
ITANAGAR, Sept 11: Non-availability of fund in IMC to maintain garbage lifting vehicles
has severely affected garbage management under Ward No 22 in capital region. This
was informed by Councillor Tarh Pacho (Ward No 22) in a release today. The Councillor
further informed that the Govt also did not allow collection of civic charges from
the residents for garbage collection. The Councillor appealed all sections of people
under his council jurisdiction to manage their garbage as the Councillor is unable
to clean the garbage due to paucity of fund.
New courts ready
ITANAGAR, Sept 11: The two new badminton courts in the newly constructed indoor stadium
inside MLA cottage campus, ESS Sector here were inaugurated this afternoon by local
MLA Techi Kaso.
While inaugurating the hall, local MLA advised the badminton players to take full
advantage of the new courts and maintain it properly.
Kaso hoped the badminton hall having all modern facilities will cater to the needs
of badminton players.
Built by PWD Capital Division (B), the building was officially handed over to the
department of sports and youth affairs in a small function.
The hall was constructed at a cost of Rs 1.50 crore sanctioned under SPA fund during
2011-12, informed Assistant Engineer, PWD, CD (B).
Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner, Mige Kamki, IMC Deputy Chief Councilor Kipa
Babu and Arunachal State Badminton Association Secretary Bamang Tago were present
on the occasion.
DoKA chairman visits Tawang
TAWANG, Sept 11: The newly appointed chairman of the department of Karmik & Adhyatmik
(DoKA), Jambey Wangdi visited Tawang yesterday. This is the maiden visit of Wangdi
after assuming the office of DoKA. The post of DoKA chairman remained vacant after
the sudden and shocking demise of former chairman Rev TG Rinpoche at Delhi in May
Universal brotherhood day celebrated
TAWANG, Sept 11 : VKV Kitpi and Losel Nyinje Library, Tawang today celebrated Universal
Brotherhood Day to commemorate the soul stirring address by Swami Vivekananda at
world parliament of religions in Chicago on Sept 11, 1893.
Through his address, Swamiji drew the world's attention to the Nation's rich history
and strong cultural roots.
The celebration began early morning at the office of Losel Nyinje library wherein
Colonel Annu Srivastava, 73 Fd Regiment paid tribute to the portrait of Lord Buddha
to mark the library's four years of service to the people of Mon Tawang.
Attending the celebration Tawang ZPC Jambey Tsering laid stress on traditional and
moral values in education system as prophesized by Swami Vivekananda.
The toppers of classes X and XII for the session 2013-2014 were felicitated by the
dignitaries on the occasion. This was followed by interaction session with the parents
of students and presentation of cultural programme by the students at Vivekananda
Hall, VKV Kitpi. (tawang vigilance)
At Tezu: Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti has celebrated Universal Brotherhood Day at
the conference hall of district hospital, Tezu in a befitting manner. The programme
began with lighting of lamp by Dr. J Ado (DNVBDCPO) District Hospital, Tezu.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. J Ado appreciated the members of Vivekanand`a Kendra
for celebrating such important occasion. The participants from various schools/college
presented drama and dances to mark the occasion.
Nagar Pramukh of Vivekananda Kendra Kruleso Ngadong delivered a short speech on Kendra's
objectives, while, R C Pandey, senior teacher of Govt. Hr. Sec School Tezu spoke
on universal brotherhood day. Dr. J S Bhoumik, SMO, Tezu District Hospital spoke
on importance of blood donation.
Awareness workshop on VAT registration held in Tirap and Longding
KHONSA, Sept 11: Awareness workshop for DDOs on Arunachal Pradesh Entry Tax Act &
Arunachal Pradesh Goods Tax Act (Registration, Payment, Returns and TDS on VAT) was
held here at DC's conference here today. The workshop was organized by the Tax &
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner, Kamlesh Joshi called for ways and
means for improvement of revenue collection in the district. He urged the DDOs to
follow all the provisions under the Arunachal Pradesh Goods Tax Act and Rules for
proper revenue collection for the state. He further asked the DDOs to award contract/
supply works only to those firms who are having proper VAT Registration Certificate
and also to ensure release of payment only after applicable tax dues are paid. The
DDOs should issue necessary certificates under the provision of Act & Rules of Taxation
in respect of Tax deducted at their end to the contractors/ suppliers on being approached,
the DC said.
Earlier, Superintendent (Tax & Excise ) S Wangpan briefed all the members present
about the APGT Act & Rules specifically about Entry Tax, VAT, TDS under VAT.
Similar workshop was also held on Sept 5 at Longding, Sept 6 at Kanubari, Sept 8
at Deomali, Sept 10 at Khonsa for dealers and public leaders in which their doubts
regarding VAT, Entry Tax & TDS on VAT was clarified. Superintendent (T&E) asked all
participants to ensure payment of applicable taxes for maximization of state revenue.
The workshops were attended by good number of dealers, shopkeepers, public leaders
to equip themselves on VAT matters. DIPRO
AAPACO seeks infrastructural Dev. for check gate
ITANAGAR, Sept 11: The All Arunachal Pradesh Anti Corruption Organization (AAPACO)
has demanded infrastructural development at Gumto Police Check Gate including installation
of a landline phone.
In its letter to the state home minister, it said that the check gate do not have
landline phone which makes it difficult for it to be accessed by people.
The check gate is being manned by APP and IRBN whereas the gate being the main entry
point to the state Capital should be manned by CRPF personnel till opening of the
NH52(A), the letter read.
Exhibition cum consumer awareness programme held
SEPPA, Sept 11: The Exhibition cum consumer awareness programme organized by the
department of Legal Metrology & consumer affairs was conducted at Seppa yesterday.
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Kumar Singh said that consumers
need to exercise their rights at the time of purchasing commodities and pay extra
care regarding the expiry date especially in food and medicines items.
He said that rate fixation can be done in perishable items with regulatory frame
works but nothing can be done on MRP items. He also said that verification of petrol
pump is necessary and surprise checking shall be carried out from time to time in
FAO said that consumer awareness is an important aspect for all the consumers in
order to know their rights to check the illegal activities of the traders. The legal
metrology department needs to strictly implement the Act/ rules enabling the traders
to follow and abide by the rules, he added.
AACWA writes to BSNL
ITANAGAR, Sept 11: All Arunachal Contractors' Welfare Association (AACWA) in a two-point
memorandum to the BSNL general manager appealed him to allow consortium or joint
venture in next tender process for execution of optical cable fibre work in Arunachal
Pradesh. Consortium or joint venture should be accepted for the interest of indigenous
contractors of the state, the Association said claiming that there is a special
provision for joint venture in other departments. It further said that state labour
license should be treated as equal to EPF license in tendering process.
AACS demands setting up of Lok Ayukta in the state
ITANAGAR, Sept 11: The Arunachal Anti-Corruption Sena (AACS) has sought immediate
appointment of Lok Ayukta judge and its member committee.
In its memorandum submitted to the Chief Minister, it said that the selection should
be based on merit.
Its other demands include immediate recommendation of CBI enquiry for misappropriate
of Rs 24.5 crore MIS scheme under department of Rural Development during 2010-11
and 2011-12 awarded to M/S Boktak Consultancy, reduction of RTI fees from Rs 10 to
Rs 2, urgent construction of four lane highway from Banderdewa to Gohpur and setting
up of Arunachal Staff Selection Committee (ASSC) for the post of C&D group.
In another letter to the Chief Engineer, it asked not to release the LoC against
RE scheme sanctioned in March and to call for NIT by stopping the work.
----Readers Forum ----
Not yet Independent
While on one hand we read about the achievements of women in CWG, in political arena,
they travelling to the moon, and conquering other important aspects of our society,
on the other, we read of rape cases on a daily basis.
Arunachal Pradesh ‘a land of peace and serenity’ is now blanketed by a deepening
darkness in the form of crimes.
We hear it from our parents how peaceful and minimum the crime ratio was in their
youth, but now we hear of devilish activities, rape, murder, kidnapping, so chilling
to the bones. Their next target could be our loved ones, as in the recent case of
a 35 year old woman who was brutally raped and murdered; dark day that could never
be forgotten by the family as she was their daughter, a sister, a wife and a mother
to three beautiful children. But she knew not, that she was curse to be born as a
girl. She never knew her faith would rest upon that demon. She never knew that she
would never meet her children again nor her family.
If such cases will continue to transpire in our society, I being a girl myself would
not want to be a mother of a baby girl in future.
Should we stop going out quivering and shivering of the torment that could occur
or would the punishment to culprit bring the bereaved soul back to life?
Can it erase the pain and humiliation one has to suffer in society and family? Could
it vanish the trauma the family undergoes? The physical injuries can be healed with
medications but what about the broken soul and the mental agonies? The victim is
scared for life and neither the victim’s life nor the family’s life will be normal
ever again. Who is going to heal them? A doctor, a minister or a police officer?
Why such barbarous beastly brutal act?
We’re living in the 68th Independent year of our country but here again a question
arises. Are women really free and safe in the society we are living in? Mahatma Gandhi
who felt insecure for the daughters of the nation, once truly remarked that “The
day a woman can walk freely on the roads at night, that day we can say that India
has achieved Independence”. Witnessing such degrading conditions of the law and order
of the state security, one can say that the doomsday is not far.
Student of Mass
Is Legal System and Judiciary failing us ?
I not amused or happy when Honourable and DGP declared that strict action shall be
initiated against the culprit and exemplary punishment shall be awarded. Till today,
I had not heard of any culprit being punished by CM, HM, DGP, Police, DC etc except
judge of a court. I appeal to all dignified and responsible persons not to give such
comment just to fool and appease the illiterates and uneducated public.
Any learned and educated people know that culprit can only be punished by a judge
of a court. Judgment of court cannot be influenced by anybody.
I am satisfied with the police, which had done everything possible. I am also satisfied
with the Chief Minister and his Government, who had put all-out effort to nab the
Effort of Arunachal Police had been laudable every time when a crime occurred. They
nab the culprit immediately. Example are they nabbed the 4 culprits, who kidnapped
a school going girl near AIR colony and gang raped her, they nabbed almost all bank
robbers, they nabbed the twin-sister killer. But till now did anybody heard of court
handing over punishment to those culprit nabbed by police. Even if it happens, it
takes years. Also non implementation of court verdict is a rampant practice now a
days by post-verdict compromise or under settlement between appellant and respondent,
may be under force and coercion. Such practices erode the trust on court.
It is obvious, that almost, most of the victims are poor and insecure people, lack
of instant judgment and delivery of justice is waning away their trust in legal system.
I appeal to CM, Honourable Ministers and all MLAs to enact law to give tooth and
sharpness to legal system. You had been elected by us to enact law for us. I appeal
to you all, to at least go through the written constitution of India, through which
3 branches had been created to run the business of Indian union viz Judiciary, Executive
and Legislature. I feel that legislature had forgotten their duty and are trying
to marginalize the roll of executive. Can’t legislator shun from all other activity
of union except legislation? Can’t CM and PM be directly elected by voter to avoid
groupism for capturing power? Can’t CM and PM be given enormous power for development
of the nation? We don’t have to worry for power to CM and PM. We had given the legislators
enormous power to check them by legislation. This can be achieved by keeping the
activities of CM and PM completely separate from legislator.
I am appealing through this letter to express my anguish over kidnapping and killing
of Mr Chako and happening of similar incident in Arunachal Pradesh. Here criminals
are roaming free and without fear, because Legal system has failed us miserably.
Gonong Pertin, Namsai
Deteriorating education system in Singa-Gelling
The deteriorating educational scenario in Singa-Gelling areas has forced me to highlight
some grievances of the students through the column of your esteemed daily.
The Govt. Middle School Singa is presently run and managed by two Assistant Teachers
only. The school should have atleast five junior teachers to properly run and manage
Due to shortage of teachers, students are facing hardship as the school is not functioning
properly and with no option, some of the students have already took admission in
Apart from this, the teacher quarters and boys and girls hostels are also in dilapidated
conditions which need immediate renovation.
More over the government has issued computers to various schools in the state but
the students of Singa-Gelling schools have been deprived off from this opportunity
I appeal to the state government particularly the Director of Elementary Education
to look into the student’s grievances by posting sufficient teachers and to provide
computers to various schools within Singa-Gelling areas and appoint trained Computer
teachers in this regard.
Village Singa-Yamelling, Upper Siang
Treat all with equality
Your daily issue on 28 august had an item about a vehicle accident near Doke village
on the Basar-Aalo road. It was mentioned that three people had met with an accident
and undergoing treatment at RKM hospital and the CM also had consented to help.
I would like to mention here that one Gopi Reddy of Likabali PWD circuit house presently
working at Gensi PWD IB was also in the ill fated vehicle and seriously injured.
He was left alone at Basar hospital as he had no guardian while the others were evacuated
immediately. A day later, his relatives at Likabali IB on getting the news, rushed
to Basar and Reddy is now undergoing treatment at Dibrugarh. Now why was he not brought
to Likabali with the others? Was he not travelling with the family or was a total
stranger? Upon that in the press release only the family trio had been mentioned.
Is this discrimination as he is a non APST? Mr Gopi Reddy is known by all VIPs, leaders,
officers visiting Likabali IB for his famous Yesudas songs and smiling face with
an “Anna” in his lips. Let’s treat all humans as equal and pray for the quick recovery
of all the injured.
A noble Job
The Contractual ANM Welfare Association (CANMWA) extends its heartfelt gratitude
to Kaliko Pul Minister, Health and Family Welfare, for his endeavour in creation
of 214 post of ANMs. The creation of ANM post is the long felt demand of the Contractual
ANM serving in various parts of the state under NRHM programmes. The Association
hopes that under his able leadership the Health Department would touch a new height
in terms of development and service to the people.
It is pertinent to mentioned here that since 2005 the government has not created
any post of ANM in the health department which lead to huge number of unemployment.
Further, the selfless service rendered by the Contractual ANM serving in various
part of the state has not been recognized and appreciated by the government till
date despite of several memorandum and representation to the Government. But this
time the Minister has heard our demand in length and fulfilled our long felt demand
within a short span.
The CANMWA also appreciate the role of the Chief Minister in creating the various
post and his commitment towards the Health Department.
Nursing profession is a noble job and we should discharge our duties with full sincerity
and dedication leaving no stone unturned in carrying out the motto set forth by Florence
Nightingale, all time nursing idol.
Contractual ANM Welfare Association
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Threatening media is wrong
The recent statement of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao threatening
to "bury" two TV channels for "insulting the Telangana assembly, its MLAs, and Telangana's
self-respect" is highly condemnable. Coming from the head of the newly born state
this is more shocking. KCR needs the support of media to build his state. Also he
should remember that without the active support of media, 'Telangana' dream would
never have materialized.
Naturally his statement has drawn flake and is being criticized by every section
of society. Two leading journalists' bodies on Thursday expressed shock and concern
over Telangana Chief Minister's statement. Editors Guild of India and News Broadcasters
Association issued separate statements in which they said Rao's remark was a direct
attack on the freedom of expression. Press Council of India (PCI) chairman, Justice
(retd) Markandey Katju termed the comments made by Rao with regard to the media as
"highly objectionable and totally unacceptable in a democracy". Telangana CM should
concentrate in governance instead of wasting time in issuing threats to media. He
should learn to accept the criticism as its duty of media to be watchdog of the society.
History shows that whosoever tries to muddle with the functioning of media often
have to pay price for it.