ITANAGAR, Feb 19: Two power department employees working on a power line during load-shedding
were electrocuted when power was switched on at Ganga Market near here today, police
There was a power cut between 6.30 am to 7.30 am and a junior engineer of the department
who was overseeing the work allegedly did not inform the power house about maintenance
work being carried out, the sources said.
The power house at Chandranagar without knowing that work was reportedly going on
switched on the power supply that led to the two deaths, sources added. However,
police launched investigation into the case.
The two dead were identified as lineman Godapani Das and casual worker Ram Ferrai.
A third employee Tikaram Chetri was admitted to the Rama Krishna Mission Hospital
here in a serious condition, the sources said.
A case was registered against the junior engineer Karan Singh, who was manhandled
by power department employee, they said.
Meanwhile, Jalley Sonam, Chairman APB&OCWWB and Changma Tajo Secretary General along
with executive members of AAPWU immediately rushed to the RK Mission Hospital. Sonam
while providing some cash to the members of dead and injured termed the incident
very unfortunate. He announced that each deceased shall be provided sum of rupees
50,000 from the Board as a death benefit. PTI
Tongam Rina attack case: Reward increased to 10 lakh
ITANAGAR, Feb 19: Eventhough more than six months have passed since Associate Editor
of The Arunachal Times Tongam Rina was shot at the Capital Police says that it will
leave no stone unturned to solve the case by arresting the culprit(s) involved in
the heinous crime.
Refraining themselves from divulging details of their ‘continued’ investigation for
‘sake of investigation’, Capital SP in a release, said that “State police shall left
no stone unturned to arrest the culprits”.
The City police have also decided to increase the reward from Rs. two lakh to Rs.10
lakh to informer, who provide specific information leading to arrest of the culprits
involved in the incident.
“This reflects the sincerity and commitment of State Govt for early arrest of culprits
involved in this inhumane attack on Tongam Rina, the Associate Editor of The Arunachal
Times,” asserted the SP.
Responding to the letter dated 14.02.2013 regarding White Paper on Tongam Rina shooting
case and the demand made by Arunachal Press Club and Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working
Journalists press statement requesting the State Govt. to come out with a White Paper
on the exact status of the investigation on the shooting case, the SP in the release
said that “investigation of the said case was taken up immediately with registration
of case FIR No.154/12 U/S 307 IPC R/W Sec25(1)(a) Arms Act at PS Itanagar under direct
supervision of the then S.P. Capital Hibu Tamang. During investigation the culprits
involved in previous incidences of attack on press/media offices have been picked
and interrogated. One hundred (approx) suspected persons with criminal background
have been picked and interrogated about their involvement in the instant case. The
police teams are working hard on all probable angles of investigation.” “On the
basis of demands from press fraternity and public the State government had decided
to handover the case to country’s premier investigation agency CBI vide No. HMB (A)-42/08
dated 24.9.2012. But the said agency turned down the request by the State Govt. after
due considerations and consultations. The said agency vide letter No. 228/56/2012
dated 07.12.2012 had informed that the State Police has already made good progress
in the case.”
“Further, the case does not have any interstate ramification. As such, state police
is in a better position to complete the investigation as the victim is still alive.
With these observations, CBI had requested that this case may not be endorsed to
it for investigation and conveyed its regret to the Govt of Arunachal Pradesh,” the
Ramesh lays foundation of Bameng-Lada road
SEPPA, Feb 19: Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh laid the foundation
stone of 54-km-long Bameng-Lada PMGSY Road at Bameng today in presence of Parliamentary
Secretary (RWD, S&T) Kumar Waii.
Despite inclement weather, the Union Minister arrived here today by helicopter and
attended a public meeting. He assured to sanction a pilot project under Integrated
Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) covering an area of 15000 hectares land. He
also assured to sanction special package under Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) for 780 families
of Sullung tribe in Bameng Assembly constituency.
Local MLA Waii submitted two memoranda on behalf of DRDA for early release of their
salaries and absorption of DRDA staff in state government. All the PRI members and
district officers including, the deputy commissioner, project director attended the
FCI and food & civil suppliesdept. hold crucial meeting on HTS
ITANAGAR, Feb 19: The Department of Food and Civil Supplies today conducted a
coordination meeting with P. Basumatary, Executive Director, FCI North East Zone
and his team of officers in the Conference Hall of the Director of Food & Civil Supplies
regarding smooth functioning of PDS in the state. The meeting mainly discussed on
the issues relating to long pending Hill Transport Subsidy bills of the state with
FCI including other issues like storage facilities.
The coordination meeting was concluded successfully as many pending issues which
remained unsolved due to communication gap in between State Govt and FCI was sorted
out in the meeting as all the District Food & Civil Supply Officers present gave
useful feed backs and urged the FCI to solve the long pending issue. The Secretary
Food & Civil Supplies also deliberated on the issue of releasing further advance
of HTS to the State Govt as the transportation of food grains to the interior locations
in the state has suffered due to non-payment of HTS to the transporters.
The Executive Director of FCI also reiterated that he will take up the issue with
his higher authorities in the light of the discussions held in the meeting. He assured
the State Govt that his office will extend all possible cooperation in solving the
long pending issue of HTS of the state govt for the HTS bills pertaining to April
While wrapping up the meeting, Sadhana Deori, Director, Food and Civil Supplies
appreciated the ED, FCI for taking interest in solving the problems related to PDS
in Arunachal Pradesh by organizing such coordination meeting at Itanagar in presence
of the officers and officials of FCI and the State Govt.
CM announces ex-gratia for landslide victims
ITANAGAR, Feb 19: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has expressed deep condolences for victims
who lost their lives in a massive landslide that occurred at 20 Mile, 38 kms from
Pasighat town in East Siang district yesterday.
Official reports informed that in a massive landslide three persons died on the spot
while two were seriously injured.
Mourning the deaths, the Chief Minister today announced an ex-gratia of Rs 1.5 lakhs
each to the immediate family members of the deceased. He also directed the concern
department to assess the injuries caused to the other two victims and pay relief
amounts as per official norms. The Chief Minister also expressed concern on the report
of a fire mishap at Banskota in Pasighat in which five houses were reportedly gutted.
On behalf of the government, he assured relief and compensation to the families of
the fire mishap as per laid down norms.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister reiterated his caution against repeated fire accidents
in the state. He appealed all to maintain vigil and put up precautionary measures
to thwart avoidable fire accidents that cause immeasurable miseries to the victim
families besides taking tolls on life.
Public rally on Lower Siang district issue
Adi people rigid over protection of land
PASIGHAT, Feb 19: Reiterating their demand for exclusion of Adi villages of Nari
Koyu constituency and Adi land from the proposed Lower Siang district, the Adi people
living in East Siang, Upper Siang, Dibang Valley and Lohit districts today pledged
to fight until their demands are met.
Taking part in a mass rally jointly organized by Adi Students Union (AdiSU) and Adi
Bane Kebang (ABK) at Pasighat market today, the people gave the state government
30 days to clear its stand over demarcation of boundary between East Siang and Lower
Addressing the rally, ABK President Kangir Jamoh said state government gave nod for
creation of Lower Siang district including parts of East Siang, without taking consensus
of Adi people living in East Siang district. He said the state government, despite
repeated pleas did not listen to its demand.
He also criticized the role of Nari-Koyu MLA Tako Dabii and alleged that he is ignoring
the interest of the Adi people living in his constituency.
ABK secretary (HQ) Tabung Ering, in his address said that the movement initiated
by ABK and its allies is not to target any community or ethic group, but to protect
their land for future existence. He requested all Adi people to protest against ‘forceful’
inclusion of their villages and land in the new district.
Recalling on sequence of Lower Siang district creation, Ering said that controversy
has been surrounding over the issue since its inception in March 2008. He narrated
that ABK was taking up the issue in its Yagrung convention in February, 2009 and
verified the facts that Simen river is the actual boundary of land for Adis and Galos.
In course of speech, he said that ABK in July, 2009 submitted a set of memoranda
to the state’s Chief Minister and the High Power Committee to exclude Adi land with
five Adi villages of Nari-Koyu area from the new district. It also demanded to state
government to review the “feasibility report” sent by then East Siang Deputy Commissioner,
regarding creation Lower Siang district with inclusion of parts from East Siang district.
Addressing the gathering, the president of Ramle Banggo Adi People’s Forum (RBAPF),
Tamat Gamoh said the villagers of the five villages - Depi, Depi-Moli, Detak, Sido
and Korang, irrespective of Adi and Galo are unwilling to go to Lower Siang district.
He warned the political leaders not to play communal game over the issue. “We are
opposing inclusion of even an inch of Adi land within the jurisdiction of Lower Siang
and ready to sacrifice our lives for it.
“Sime River is the traditional boundary of lands of Adi and Galos and it must be
remain as it is in the future too”, vowed a visibly irritated Gamoh.
The president of AdiSU Sokun Siboh, in his speech urged the student community to
extend full support towards any movement regarding the demarcation of East and Lower
Siang district. He cautioned the state government of rigorous movement if their demands
remain unheard for longer time.
Among others, Bogong Banggo president Oyem Dai, Bogong Anchal ZPM cup East Siang
district unit ABK president Oom Yosung, Dibang Valley district ABK president Mibom
Pertin, Lohit district ABK president James Badu, advocate Boto Yoto-Toto of Mechuka,
former Depi-Moli ASM Tai Lomi and other hailed from Nari-Koyu area besides the Gaon
burahs, student and woman leaders also spoke on the occasion. The speakers also assured
to extend their solidarity towards the ABK and its allies.
Several hundreds participants earlier took out a procession in and around Pasighat
town shouting slogans in support of their demands.
Extortion threat: BJP demands adequate security
ITANAGAR, Feb. 19: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP, Arunachal Pradesh strongly condemned
the reported extortion notice and threat to the Principal of Vivekenanda Kendra Vidyalaya
(VKV) School, Balijan by some underground elements active in the boundary areas.
The extortion notice with dire consequences has been served at a time when the students
were preparing for their annual examination/term end examination.
The incident has created panic and terror among teaching staff, parents and students
of the school, party president Tai Tagak said in a release.
The incident has once again proved the fact that the peace loving people of Arunachal
Pradesh, especially those living in boundary areas are not secure.
“This is a very serious issue that anti-social elements are targeting hospital and
educational institute,” the BJP president said, adding that even the most dreaded
underground organizations across the world do not target these institutions.
The State BJP demanded for providing adequate security arrangements in the school
and nearby areas immediately and take appropriate measures to nab the culprits. It
also demanded to initiate inquiry into the incident and make the finding public.
The BJP demanded for strengthening the security measures for ensuring safety and
security of the people.
“The law and order situation in the state is going from bad to worse in the recent
years for which the state government will have to pay heavy price,” he said.
Meanwhile, the State BJP president has said that he had skipped the dinner hosted
by the chief minister in honor of Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh
this evening at State Banquet Hall in protest against the state Govt’s.‘lackadaisical’
attitude on deteriorating law and order situation in the state.
Four houses gutted in Banskota
PASIGHAT, Feb 19: Four OBT houses of Narendra Upadhaya, Prem Bahadur Chettry, Dandi
Norbu residing at Banskota were reduced to ashes in a massive fire that broke out
at 3.30 am this morning. The nearby RCC house of Talem Siram was also badly damaged.
The fire destroyed all the household items of all the four families of OBT houses.
Education Minister Bosiram Siram along with East Siang Deputy Commissioner R K Mishra,
SP Pushpendra Kumar and DDMO Ganden Tsomu and local officers and leaders visited
the spot and took stock of the situation and directed the authority concern to asses
the extent of damages and loss.
Siram who is also local MLA handed over twenty five thousand, one hundred pieces
CGI sheets and five thousand cash (for procurement of bamboos) to the DC for distribution
to the victims as immediate relief from his end.
Expressing his grief and sorrow, the minister appealed the colony dwellers to make
proper installation of electrical connections/wires by trained technicians and use
candle and other inflammable items carefully while stating that fire accidents are
common in the town especially during the winter. He further assured to take up the
issue with the concerned ministry on priority for rehabilitation of the victims and
also appealed to the neighbors to come forward to extend their help to the fire victims.
The Deputy Commissioner RK Mishra granted fifteen thousand in total to the fire victims
(for all five families) as immediate relief. He informed that police investigation
is on to unearth the actual cause of the fire mishap. DIPRO
State Level Rural Sports Meet under PYKKA
West Siang meet Kurung Kumey in football final
ITANAGAR, Feb 19: West Siang will play against Kurung Kumey in football final in
the state level rural sports meet under PYKKA at Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy playground
The match for deciding the third place will be held between Tirap and Upper Siang
at 2 pm.
Papum Pare entered in the final of Girls Kabaddi. The host district will play against
the winner of second semifinal to be played tomorrow between East Siang and Upper
Siang in the final.
In Kho Kho also, Papum Pare Girls team entered into the final and will meet the winner
of second semifinal to be played between East Kameng and West Kameng in the final.
East Kameng won the Girls Volleyball title defeating West Kameng in the final today.
The third and fourth position went to Kurung Kumey and West Siang.
ATI’s traning prog on Networking and Internet -II
ITANAGAR, Feb 19: A week-long training on “Networking & Internet-II” for officers
and officials of various line Departments, including AP Civil Secretariat commenced
at Administrative Training Institute, Naharlagun yesterday.
ATI Director (Training) PemaTshetan, in his inaugural address said that all the Govt.
functionaries and officers must equip themselves with full computer knowledge considering
the growing dependence on computer in all official works in today’s fast changing
The Director (Training) further informed the participants that the state Govt. has
given emphasis for promotion of “e-Governance” at all levels of Govt. organizations/offices
to provide a transparent and public friendly window of information which will easily
accessible to everyone. The Director advised all independent Govt. offices to develop
their own website and up-date it regularly.
Earlier, the Course Coordinator, T Lodo, Dy. Director (Training) highlighted the
course content and requested the participants to take full advantage of the computer
education training which is being conducted with the faculty support of A to Z Computer
As many as 22 officers and officials of various line Departments, including AP Civil
Secretariat are attending the training. It is being conducted by ATI under the sponsorship
of Deptt. of Personnel & Training, Govt. of India, New Delhi under its Plan Training
Workshop on use of Unicode Hindi
ITANAGAR, Feb 19: The Hindi cell of Rajiv Gandhi University organized the first one
day workshop on the use of Unicode Hindi in computer. The workshop was co-ordinated
by RGU Hindi Officer GumpiNguso and accompanied by Hindi translator Milly Rani Paul
and TachaNingee (Hindi typist).
TachaNingee (Hindi typist) introduced the use of Unicode Hindi in computer. He said
the word Unicode is derived from two words, Uni comes from universal and code comes
from encoding. It works on Windows XP, Windows Vistas and Windows 2000. To use Unicode
Hindi in computer, user can download the software known as Hindi Indic input2 from
the website Bhasaindia.com. The Hindi Indic input2 software helps the user to type
Hindi text in their computer, Ningee said.
Resources person Dr HK Sharma, Associate Professor Hindi Dept. highlighted the importance
of Hindi as an official language. He also briefed about the Constitutional situations
of official language and its rules.
Dr. RachobTaba, Registrar and Dr. David Pertin, Dy. Registrar also attended the seminar.
Health awareness campaign concludes
AALO, Feb 19: Directorate of Field Publicity, Ministry of I & B, Govt. of India,
Aalo branch, organized twelve special publicity programme on Health and Family Welfare
(NRHM) from December to February 2013 in co-ordination with District Health Dept
and ICDS, Aalo at various villages namely Darka, Raglam, Jirdin, Kabu, Pobdi, Tadin,
Kugi Pomte, R. K. Mission Vivek Nagar, Humoli, Bene, Taba Sora and Yigi Kaum to aware
the masses about JSY, JSSK, Immunization, malaria, AIDS, diabetes, cancer and other
child and mother health care.
On February 16, the Directorate of Field Publicity in co-ordination with District
Health Dept. Aalo & Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and ICDS West Siang, Aalo organized
a day-long campaign on Health and Family Welfare with the themes JSY, JSSK, Immunization
and Malaria at Yigi Kaum village. The awareness rally was flagged off by Yomto Lollen,
District Programme Manager, NRHM. The rally was participated by the people of Yigi
Kaum and villages, student, local youths and health and A.W workers of the nearby
The rally was followed by a health awareness meeting wherein Yomto Lollen, DPM, NRHM,
Kingam Ori, ASHA fecilator, Jumde Ango, Supervisor, ICDS were the resource persons.
Earlier, Amitava Sengupta, Field Publicity Officer, Along highlighted the aims and
objectives of the programme. He also appealed to the masses to come forward to take
benefit of government health schemes. The programmes also included Photo exhibition,
people interaction session, film show and quiz competition. DIPRO
Library awareness programme held
SEPPA, Feb 19: The Library Department of East Kameng organized a library awareness
programme in which the students and teachers of different schools of the districts
participated with great enthusiasm.
The department also conducted various literary completions like poem recitation,
extempore speech and Essay writing on the occasion.
The Additional Deputy Commission, East Kameng district attended the programme and
briefed about the importance of library and its role in life of student and every
educated individual of the society.
District Library Officer highlighted the objective of organizing such type of programme.
He said that such type of programme is organized to make the people know the value
and importance of library. He also announced that the winner of the literacy competition
will be given free membership in the District Library to encourage the students and
develop habit of reading.
Later, District Research Officer, East Kameng District gave away the prizes to winners
of various literary competitions. DIPRO
State BJP president monitors development activities
ITANAGAR, Feb 19: The new state BJP president Tai Tagak visited various development
works like High Mast Towers near hospitals and schools and market areas, protection
wall at Rijo general ground, high water tanks at important public places, roads and
other public utility assets created by its local MLA, Tapen Siga under his MLA LAD
fund and SPA fund allocations in and around Daporijo, headquarters of Upper Subansiri
district recently. He also visited the District General Hospital and under construction
District Hospital building, tourist lodge constructed at the confluence of river
Sigin and Subansiri. While inspecting the development activities, BJP president
lauded the activities of MLA Tapen Siga.
Accompanied by senior party leaders, Tai Tagak was on a maiden visit to West Siang
and Upper Subansiri district to review the party organization from February 15 to
While addressing the party workers at Basar, Dumporijo and Daporijo the State BJP
president called upon the party workers and leaders to work hard and strengthen the
party in the grass root level and make it the voice of the people’s grievances.
Chatung organizes ‘film show’
ITANAGAR, Feb 19: Film maker and senior journalist Taro Chatung is going to organize
a film show, particularly the movie titled “Bishwas Ghaat” in Hindi at Science
Centre, I G Park, here to commemorate the three days ‘Festival of Arunachal’ from
February 20 to 22. The movie is produced by Tage Nipa and Tage Richo is the director
and story writer of this action film.
The ‘Bishwas Ghaat’ which was released in 2005 generally revolved around the friendship
of two businessmen. However, their friendship does not last long and the story comes
to a tragic end.
It is hoped that the Film ‘Bishwas Ghaat’ -- an action-oriented film with modern
outlook and new technique -- will inspire many upcoming and talented young producers
of Arunachal Pradesh.
Nyokum Yullo celebrated
ITANAGAR, Feb 19: Pre-Nyokum Yullo was celebrated here at NERIST campus on February
MLA Alo Libang and Dr. Hui Tag, Asst. Prof. RGU and General Secretary Nyishi Indigenous
Faith and Society attended the festival as chief guest and guest of honor respectively.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. Hui Tag appealed all to preserve ones own culture quoting
the popular saying “Loss of culture is Loss of Identity.
MLA Libang encouraged the students to maintain balance between study and celebrations.
Earlier, the celebration started with Rikham pada dance by cultural troupes.
The day also witnessed special performance by Kandu Yangfo, who mimicried various
bollywood actors on occasion.
Hillang Taju, Vice Chairman pre-Nyokum Yullo Celebration, NERIST gave the vote of
Tani Loffa, Chairman, Forest, Director In-charge of NERIST, Prof. RM Pant, Pallavi
Kalita, Former Chairman, Assam Municipal Board and various other dignitaries were
DM banned selling of Mithun meat
ITANAGAR, Feb 19: The Capital Complex District Magistrate in an order banned the
slaughtering and selling on Mithun meat in and around capital complex.
The DM said that reports have been received from some pockets of the capital complex
regarding foot and mouth disease among Mithun and the slaughtering and selling of
infected meat in such situation may lead to spread of more diseases which is dangerous
to the human lives.
Bikar Ao Foundation Day
ITANAGAR, Feb 19: Bikar Ao Society conducted its 1st foundation day at Bikar Namchi
Paimori village under Gensi circle recently.
On the occasion Kiyum Bui highlighted the genealogy of Bikar clan and also inaugurated
the Bikar Ao pillar.
Senior citizen Tadik Chinyo, Dorik Bui, Yijom Chinyo, Dujum Bui and President of
the Society Duda Dasi also spoke on the occasion. They urged the members of the clan
to maintain unity and uplift the Bikar clan.
BEL donates X-Ray system
ITANAGAR, Feb 19: NJC Hydro Power Ltd. Lumla of LNJ Bhilwara Group under its Corporate
Social Responsibilities (CSR) donated a medical diagnostic X-Ray system to the Khando
Dowa Sangmo District Hospital, Tawang.
The X-Ray system was inaugurated by Parliamentary Secretary Civil Aviation Jambey
Tashi in the presence of DMO Tawang, PRI members, district medical officers and officers
of NJC Hydro Power Ltd. Lumla.
Nyokum Volleyball Competition begins
ITANAGAR, Feb 19: The Volleyball Competition for both Men and Women organized as
part of Nyokum Yullo celebration at Nirjuli by the festival organizing Committee
Techi Kaso, MLA cum chairman of NYCC, Nirjuli 2013 attended the inaugural function
and declared the competition open.
Tarh Nachung, patron of the Nyokum Committee was also present on the occasion.
Nilly Likha Team defeated Bazar Welfare Committee, Naharlagun in Men’s category and
Khyoda Dunge beat Ha Welfare Society in Women’s category on the inaugural day.
Sanjoy releases Galo audio album ‘Neli Giitem’
ITANAGAR, Feb 19: Member of Parliament Takam Sanjoy released a Galo audio CD ‘Neli
Giitem’ in a simple but impressive function at a city hotel here this evening.
There are eight songs in the CD in total sung by Ririk Karlo Digbak, Jumken Rallen
Kipa, Liduk Padu and Mori. The music is composed by Shyam, Topon and Krishna. The
title song “Neli Giitem” is written by Dr.Takop Zirdo.
“The songs are worth listening,” Sanjoy, who listened to all the songs after releasing
the CD, opined. He praised the effort of singer cum producer Jumken Rallen Kipa and
wished her and other singers of the CD a bright future.
Describing the importance of music in life, Sanjoy said that life will become so
boring without music. It is also a powerful tool through which we can spread message
and communicate with masses in ways that no other medium can, he added.
According to the producer, 10,000 copies of the CD have already been booked in advance.
The CDs will be available in market from February 20 in various parts of the district.
The function was also attended by former ANSU president Niglar Veo, Arunachal Pradesh
Congres Seva Dal vice chairman Kipa Kaha, among others.
Provide relief to Sigin fire victims: AAPSU
ITANAGAR, Feb 19: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has urged the Upper
Subansiri Deputy Commissioner to provide immediate relief to the fire victims of
Sigin Colony Daporijo.
AAPSU General Secretary Biru Nasi accompanied by the Union’s assistant general secretary
(admin) met the Deputy Commissioner and urged him to demand for one more fire tender
in the district headquarters in view of the frequent fire incidents in Daporijo.
They also urged the state Government to consider the demand and provide adequate
relief to the victims.
While lauding the efforts of Tagin Cultural Society in extending all possible help
and support to the victims, the AAPSU general secretary appealed to all to extend
support to TCS in their noble cause.
Meanwhile, the DC apprised the AAPSU team about shortage of staff and appealed to
the Government to depute the required officials for smooth functioning of the administration.
The General Secretary urged the general people of Upper Subansiri to take the incident
as eye opener and take adequate and appropriate preventive measures to avoid such
incident in future.
He also urged the DC to organize mass fire awareness campaign in the district to
which AAPSU would extend all support.
Mention vacant posts, postpone interview: ASF
ITANAGAR, Feb 19: Arunachal Students Federation (ASF) has demanded the Agriculture
Department to mention the exact number of vacant post of AFA and other posts in the
department, the interview for which are scheduled to conduct on February 21.
AFA said that the department did not mention the total number of vacant posts in
its advertisement published on February 12 for conducting walk-in-interview against
the posts of AFA (Jr).
Alleging possibility of manipulation in the interview thereby depriving the deserving
candidates, ASF demanded written examination instead of direct interview.
Further, ASF demanded postponement of the interview.
Samuhik Surya Namaskar held
AALO Feb 19: The VKvians, R.K. Mission students, Syom Valley Public School, ITBP
Public School and Kendriya Vidyalaya of West Siang District performed Samuhik Surya
Namaskar to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda at General
Ground Aalo yesterday.
On the occasion, the Commandant ITBP Anup Kumar Singh said that Swamijis message
of Universal Brotherhood, man making and character building has significance relevance
His clarion call to the youth of India to inculcate physical, mental, and spiritual
development are quite essential to become a perfect men.
He expressed his happiness to all students and teachers for their performance on
Dr. Gerik Jini highlighted the importance of Suriya Namaskar and hailed it as short
but complete exercise for physical and mental development.
Dr. Tejum Padu Joint Director of Higher Education, Tuter Nima Superintendent STS,
Bamo Jini and host of other speakers also spoke on the significance of the exercise.
Maldives to become biosphere reserve
Maldives is set to become the first nation when the island nation, together with
its exclusive economic zone, will become a Biosphere Reserve. According to Dr Mariyam
Shakeela, Minister of Environment and Energy, Republic of Maldives, the whole country
of Maldives will be a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve by 2017 – where public support for
conservation of the country’s remarkable environment secures a vibrant green economy
and a good quality of life for all Maldivians.
Biosphere reserves, or areas of terrestrial and coastal ecosystems promoting solutions
to reconcile the conservation of biodiversity with its sustainable use, are internationally
recognized, nominated by national governments and remain under sovereign jurisdiction
of the states where they are located. Biosphere reserves serve in some ways as 'living
laboratories' for testing out and demonstrating integrated management of land, water
and biodiversity. Collectively, biosphere reserves form a world network: the World
Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR).
Within this network, exchanges of information, experience and personnel are facilitated.
There are over 500 biosphere reserves in over 100 countries.
The pledge by the Maldive comes in response to the call to Parties, partners and
other stakeholders to take urgent action towards achieving the Aichi Biodiversity
Targets, made at the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) in
Hyderabad, India, and builds on the announcement made at the Rio+20 Conference.
Appreciates for saving life
Through your esteem daily, it is to inform to general public that on the night of
16th February at around 11 PM one speeding vehicle knock down Kenge Ado, an Assistant
Sub Inspector (APP) who was coming back to his residence after curtsy visit to a
friend who got operated recently. The incident happened near Old Deputy Commissioner
Office, Naharlagun and the driver sped away without caring about the ailing person.
Not even that, the person who was following the vehicle which intentionally hit the
police officer also did not try to help him to get medical treatment. ASI Ado somehow
managed to raise his hand hoping to get help from the passing vehicle but in vain.
After a while Yukar Taw, a true dedicated social worker who was passing through
same road found Ado in pool of blood and immediately rushed him to General Hospital,
Naharlagun without a second thought. This act of Yukar Taw is really a commendable
and praiseworthy act and we don’t have any appropriate word to convey our gratitude
I on behalf of Aado Welfare Society Itanagar, convey our heartfelt thanks from the
bottom our heart to Yukar Taw, for his yeomen service being rendered and saving a
precious life of a Police Officer in general and Ado family in particular. May God
help Yukar Taw and his family in every sphere of life.
Aado Welfare Society (Itanagar)
Betrayal after betrayal
Before our memory fades lets us recollect the news item that appeared in this esteemed
daily on 25.12.2012, which reported “Major Issue faced by the Gurkha and Yobins of
Vijaynagar was solved on spot, by Nabam Tuki, the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh
by distributing PRC certificates to few senior citizens and has directed all others
to apply for the same and collect from the office of the circle officer.
On 17.02.2013 While sipping a nice cup of tea in the morning and going through this
esteemed paper to find out what is going on in my state, I was deeply hurt and felt
once again betrayed by the Government, on coming to learned that the government’s
high power committee formed for recommendation of granting PRC to non-APST is still
in the process of discussion. May I ask a question, Was Mr. Tuki’s act of granting
PRC to the few residents was a joke? Or is he fooling the illiterate residence of
We the Yobin people have faced betrayal and nothing else from the Government of Arunachal,
and every time a new government is formed we looked forward that our grievances will
be addressed but nothing happens apart from empty promises, and we are back to square
one with deprivation and discrimination.
The Yobins have a long historical attachment with Arunachal Pradesh since North Eastern
Frontier Agency days and as such one of the aboriginal tribe of the state which fact
is acknowledged by the other brother’s of Changlang district that is Tangsas and
the Singphos. And it is an open fact that we have been demanding for the restoration
of our schedule tribe status for the past 40 years or so therefore non-granting of
PRC is not our major issue, the demand for PRC is the demand of the Gurkhas who were
settled in our land. As such the government’s interest in addressing their issue
is justified because they have become more influential than the Yobins, and why not,
the Democracy is about how much noise a particular group can make. We the Yobins
cannot make noise because we have become minority in our own land and our status
tagged with the refugees.
I have no hard feelings with our Gurkha brothers I am only trying to make my point
across the table is that we are the indigenous tribe of Arunachal Pradesh as such
only Granting PRC to us tagging with other Non APST is not going to help us. We demand
our Schedule Tribe status, if the government feels Gurkhas should be given PRC is
upto them without floating the laws and rules mend for the protection of the tribal
people. Let every right thinking citizen of Arunachal spare a few minutes of their
valuable time and ponder upon this issue, lest 10 years from now we may wonder, What
have we done?.