ITANAGAR, Feb 23: The UGC-Career Counseling Cell of Indira Gandhi Govt. College,
Tezu headed by its UGC-Cell Coordinator Asstt. Professor Razzeko Dele recently conducted
counseling for the students of the college those who aspiring to face competitive
examinations like APPSCE.
Key speaker of the programme APPSCE member Jati Pulu explained the pros and cons
of various technical aspects of APPSCE, while providing necessary knowledge, understanding
and attitudes required to successfully prepare oneself for the highly sought after
career in public services. Besides this, he shared his experiences and urged the
students to be careful while choosing a career.
The Principal-in-charge Professor SC Pradhan stressed on the importance of organizing
such programmes in every college in the state.
Associate Prof. Dr. Vijay Kumar highlighted on the necessity to create an independent
outlook in the minds of the younger generation and expanding their able minds beyond
the restricted ambit of their college life.
Overwhelmed by the positive feedback from the students, Prof. Dele stated that such
response has definitely boosted the morale of this cell and assured to come up with
many such programmes in near future.
The programme was presided over by Asst. Coordinator of UGC-Career Counseling Cell,
AASUK celebrates statehood day
ITANAGAR, Feb 23: The All Arunachal Students’ Union of Karnataka (AASUK) celebrated
the 28th Statehood day with pomp and gaiety at Bangalore on February 20 last.
Attending as chief guest on the occasion, Circle Inspector H Y Jagdish assured safety
for the people of the region.
Various cultural programmes enthralled the audience.
Awareness campaign on Forest and Wildlife
KHONSA, Feb 23: A 2-day workshop on awareness campaign in connection with preservation,
protection of forest and wildlife was held on February 22 and 23 at Pumao circle
headquarter. The workshop was organized by Zohai Tingsho Hutham in collaboration
with the Forest and Environment department Longding division, district Londging with
participation of Chiefs, GBs, PRIs leaders, Church leaders and general public from
various villages of Pumao circle.
Speaking on the occasion as resource person B K Pandey, Senior Teacher (Geography)
Govt. Higher Secondary School, Longding explained about the importance of forest
and environment. He stressed for the active participation of all the people of Wancho
area especially the youths for protection of trees and wild life and urged the people
to plant more trees as Pumao circle and Longding circle are facing acute shortage
of drinking water all the time. He discouraged the shifting jhum cultivation being
practiced in the area and opined for alternative permanent agriculture and horticulture
as the soil is quite suitable and fertile enough for agriculture and horticulture
cultivations. Earlier, Tingjoh Wangpan, Chirman of Zohai Tingsho Hutham highlighted
the aims and objective of awareness camp and its importance. Wangjat Wangsu, Secretary
organizing committee-cum-ASM Zedua village also spoke on the occasion. DIPRO
APCRCC’s annual meeting held
ITANAGAR, Feb 23: The 26th annual meeting of Arunachal Pradesh Christian Revival
Church Council (APCRCC) with a theme “those who have been given a trust must prove
faithful,” was held under the chairmanship of APCRCC president Tarh Kama at CRC here
from February 20 to 23.
The three-day-long meeting saw presentation of annual reports by APCRCC, its constituent
wings, departments, boards and district level councils, and witnessed tabling of
reviewed bye-law of the council, Prayer Centre guidelines, and passing of APCRCC
Vision Document, discussion on pension scheme for full-time workers, re-launching
of the APCRCC’s updated website www.apcrcc.in.
Three gospel services were also held with Rev. Toko Loma, Evan. Tapun Tapak and Evan.
Hari Govind as key speakers and a seminar on current and relevant issues was also
held with Alo Nibia, Evan. Tai Ete, Dr. David Pertin and Er. Tadar Tarang as resource
The other highlight of the meeting was ceremonial gowning of all the reverends of
the council and adoption of many resolutions.
Earlier, the meeting started with a welcome address by Evan. Manya Kodak, AGS of
The meeting was attended by representatives of all the districts and around 600 churches
spread across the state.
PRI leaders of Niji village oppose inclusion in Kamle district proposal map
ITANAGAR, Feb 23: Opposing to the inclusion of Niji village of Upper Subansiri district
in the proposal map of Kamle district, its PRI leaders have requested the concern
authorities for its exclusion.
In a release, claiming that the inclusion was done without knowledge of any of its
leaders by the district demand committee, it said, Niji village is part and parcel
of Upper Subansiri district since time immemorial.
We have been enjoying our comfortable daily life like administration, education,
medical and business purposes as it is well connected with the district headquarter,
Daporijo, at only 2.5kms distance. So the question does not arise that we would agree
to include our village in the proposed district, the leaders added in its release.
JNC accredited with Grade-A
ITANAGAR, Feb 23: The Jawaharlal Nehru College (JNC), Pasighat, the premier institution
of the state has been accredited with the cherished Grade “A” by National Assessment
and Accreditation Council (NAAC) during its 66th executive committee meeting held
on February 21.
A NAAC peer team visited the college from November 6-8, 2013 and conducted spot
assessment of the performance and potential of the college.
The college was initially graded “B++” by NAAC in 2006 and CPE status by UGC in 2010.
PPI prog launched
PASIGHAT, Feb 23: Like other parts of the country, the Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization
(IPPI) programme was launched in East Siang District today. The Deputy Commissioner
Opak Gao and SP Devendar Arya administered polio drops to the children in presence
of JDHS Dr. Kabang Lego, DDHS Dr. N Ninu, Medical Superintendent Dr. Y R Darang,
DRCHO Dr. T Gao and host of doctors and staffs at the Pasighat general hospital.
Speaking on the occasion Gao appreciated the role of the hospital administration
in particular and advised to cover every nook and corners of the district with a
missionary zeal and to conduct a follow-up survey and vaccination so that no child
under five years is left. The DC also sought cooperation from all sections of the
society to make the program a grand success.
Jt. Director (HS) Dr. Lego informed the visiting DC and SP that the programme would
be continued for three consecutive days. He apprised that earlier door-to-door campaign
to administer the polio drops was conducted to those children who were not covered.
With the sincere efforts of the doctors and workers of the department, no single
case of polio has been detected till date and the department has managed to achieve
the target during last immunization, added Lego. DIPRO
Protest against attack turns violent; curfew at Behali, Borgang
Tezpur, Feb 23: A day after four more bodies were recovered from troubled Chauldhowa
along Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border, curfew was clamped on Sunday at Behali and
Borgang areas following violent protests by locals on the Highway as police fired
in the air.
According to senior district officials, several vehicles were torched, including
the one owned by Arunachal Pradesh Consumer Court Judge, triggering lathicharge and
firing in air by the police to control the mob.
Sonitpur Deputy Commissioner Lalit Gogoi said curfew has been imposed in Behali Reserve
Forest and Borgang areas on Sunday evening till further notice although the situation
is under control.
Tension escalated again in the area after four highly decomposed bodies were recovered
yesterday from the jungles of Chauldhowa under Behali Reserve Forest in Assam's Sonitpur
district along Arunachal Pradesh border.
With these, the toll in January 29 attack at Chauldhowa by miscreants from Arunachal
Pradesh went upto 15.
This morning, people along with local units of a number of organisations staged protest
against the killings by blocking the National Highway 15 at Bedeti and Borgang under
Biswanath Chariali subdivision.
The protest turned violent at Bedeti when five army vehicles escorting people from
Arunachal Pradesh to Guwahati reached the place.
The agitators pelted stones at the Army vehicles, forcing them to go back.
At Borgang, two vehicles, including one of a Arunachal Pradesh Consumer Court Judge
S N Singh and police escort gypsy were set ablaze by the protesters.
The Assam Police spokesperson said Singh was accompanied by Gauhati High Court Judge
(Retd) H N Sarmah who were on way to Arunachal when protesters stopped them prompting
lathicharge and firing in air by the police to disperse the crowd. No one was injured.
Following the attack in last month, an eight-day economic 'blockade' was imposed
by a number of organisations.
Assam police had registered nine cases related to the Behali incident against Arunachali
persons, including the Additional Deputy Commissioner of Balijan in the neighbouring
Meanwhile, the Assam government had written to the Centre asking for a CBI enquiry
into the incident. PTI
Miscreants attack children, Sonitpur SP denies
ITANAGAR, Feb 23: In yet another unfortunate incident, 35 small children accompanied
by their 35 parents were reportedly attacked by some miscreants near Borgang on Gohpur-Tezpur
The incident occurred when the parents were escorting their children for the Sainik
School admission test scheduled at Tezpur on February 24, informed former MP Kiren
Rijiju blamed the Army authority for ferrying the students and parents without making
proper security arrangements despite knowing the fact that a bandh call is being
enforced by some groups in that area.
The former MP requested the Army authority to make special arrangements for their
safe return and conduct all future test and examination within Arunachal Pradesh.
When contacted, Sonitpur Superintendent of Police Sanjukta Parashar has vehemently
denied any such incident. The SP, however, advised Arunachalee people to take extra
precaution while travelling through this route in view of recovery of body of the
four people, who went missing during Taraso incident. She assured all help, if sought,
to Arunachalee people travelling within the jurisdiction of Sonitpur Police and appealed
to feel free to call her up (tele: 09435557322) for any help.
Meanwhile, Gauhati High Court Itanagar Permanent Bench Bar Association vehemently
condemned and criticized the reported attack on Justice H N Sarma and burning down
of vehicle at Borgang in Assam at around 2.30 pm today when he was on his way to
Itanagar to preside over the Election Tribunal. The Association strongly urged authorities
to initiate legal actions against the miscreants. While expressing serious concern
over the alleged inaction of Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Congress-led UPA
Government at Centre on Taraso incident, state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded
a white paper on the progress of the investigation of the recent Taraso incident.
“This burning boundary issue should not be overlooked, undermined and taken lightly.
Active persuasion is the call of the time,” the party said.
“We are sad to know that road blockade is again enforced in Assam at Behali, Bargang
area of NH 52 in protest against Govt.’s inaction on the recent Tarasso incident,”
the BJP said, adding that some miscreants targeted vehicles registered in Arunachal
Govt. spokesperson pleads agitators to stop harassing Arunachalees
ITANAGAR, Feb 23: Following discovery of bodies of four people who had been missing
since January 29 Tarasso-Chauldhowa incident, the protestors in Assam have once
again imposed road blockade against Arunachal Pradesh.
“So far, Arunachal Government has not cooperated in arresting even one miscreant,”
said an agitator.
When asked about Arunachal government’s action, Arunachal Pradesh government spokesperson
Nabam Rebia in a telephonic conversation reiterated his earlier statement that none
of the Arunachalee people are involved in the killing.
“These are just baseless allegations that Arunachalee people are involved. If there
is anything, come up with proper evidence. Instead, the role of CPIML leader Vivek
Das should be investigated. He should be arrested,” Rebia retorted.
According to reports, Das had allegedly invited people hailing from other parts of
Assam to come to Behali, situated nearby Tarasso, with promise to provide them land
in return. His activity came to light for the first time in May 2013 when he led
provocative bike rally inside Arunachal territory at Tarasso. Since then, the supporters
of Das had encroached upon Arunachal’s land and had put up camps in various areas
of Tarasso circle.
Informing that the state government has written to the Union Home Ministry for an
independent Inquiry into the incident, the government spokesperson said, “With the
Ministry’s directive, Arunachal and Assam police can conduct joint investigation
into the incident.”
He however appealed to the agitators to not resort to something as terrible as economic
blockade which is hampering the entire functioning of the state.
“The whole people of Arunachal cannot be held responsible for the incident that happened,”
Development is my lone agenda: Siram
PASIGHAT, Feb 23: ‘Development is my lone agenda’ stated Education Minister Bosiram
Siram today. He was addressing in a coordination meeting held at the DC’s conference
hall to finalize the ensuing visit of the CM Nabam Tuki scheduled to be held on 1st
The meeting was attended by the DC Opak Gao, SP Devendar Arya, Chief Councillor Denong
Tamuk, ZPC Kaling Dai, HoDs and local leaders including councillors of PMC.
Addressing the house, Siram informed that CM Tuki would inaugurate the newly constructed
Polytechnic College, Administrative Block of JNC, DDSE office building and Sikshak
Sadan during his visit to Pasighat. The minister further apprised that 90 students
(in three streams) would be accommodated in the coming session in polytechnic college
and good numbers of faculties have already been appointed through PSC. At the same
time Information Technology College would start its first batch with 300 students
from June’14 onwards in the newly constructed shopping mall building at 2-mile area
on rental basis till the completion of permanent structure/complex of I-Tech College.
While seeking wholehearted cooperation from all corners of the society to make the
inaugural programs meaningful, he presented a brief report on developmental activities
Later in a public meeting convened at the Pasighat Balaji Mandir, Siram assured the
shopkeepers to install solar-lamps soon in market area and gave spot sanction of
five lakhs for immediate construction of Thela Stand. Ten Crores has been sanctioned
by the government to develop the town road network and long lasting cement concrete
roads would come up, he added. The minister instructed the DC and SP to monitor closely
all activities regularly in containing crime in the township on priority so that
business community and buyers could feel good and secured during business transactions.
The Chief Councillor Denong Tamuk informed that PMC is working tirelessly for cleanliness
and beautification of Pasighat Township. According to Tamuk monthly service charge
amounting Rs. 30-50 would be introduced soon to ensure effective municipal activities.
Onyok Tamuk, President, Pasighat Market Association, appealed the police administration
to intensify police patrolling in market area and to take stern action against the
miscreants who usually try to breach peace and integrity in the market place. DIPRO
Workshop on promotion of Tagin dialect
DAPORIJO, Feb 23: A day-long workshop on development, preservation and promotion
of Tagin dialect was conducted here today.
The workshop held in three sessions saw presentation of Tagin dialect in paper by
language experts followed by debate and discussion on the development of Tagin script.
There was also technical session held in which language experts introduced their
usage of Roman lipi (script) in the development of the dialect.
Earlier, the workshop started with the introduction of Tagin dialect and its status
in day-to-day life of Tagin community by TCS president Tabu Paktung and Secretary
General Lardik Kare.
Earlier, inaugurating the workshop, Deputy Commissioner Tahang Taggu said that Tagin,
one of the fast developing communities in the state is endowed with rich dialect
which needs to be preserved and promoted. He appealed to all community members to
know their own indigenous dialect with other modern languages.
Meanwhile, Tapen Sigia, MLA, Dr. Ashan Riddi, Director of Distance Education, Rajiv
Gandhi University, Mary Tayeng, Language Officer, Upper Subanisiri, Dr.VM Singh,
Associate Professor, Daporijo Govt. College and many other intellectuals, including
all executive members of Tagin Cultural Society expressed their views on development
of the dialect during the workshop.
GSU submits 3-point memo to CS
ITANAGAR, Feb 23: The Galo Students’ Union (GSU) in a three-point representation
to the Chief Secretary requested the Govt for immediate publication of the committee
report on Lower Siang, re-delegation of powers to SDO, Likabali and deployment of
adequate police force at Kangku Circle, West Siang district.
The state cabinet had constituted a committee for finalization of district headquarters
and boundary demarcation of Lower Siang district in relation to Nari-Koyu Assembly
segment. The said committee was to put up its recommendation within 100 days. But
surprisingly, 216 days have passed yet no report/recommendation has been submitted,
the GSU said and requested for immediate publication of the report/recommendation
if any within stipulated time. It also requested the authorities for re-delegation
of power to SDO Likabali to mitigate the administrative problems of the local people.
Time and again, the Assam authorities illegally enter Arunachal territory and claimed
agricultural land owned by the local people since time immemorial. Repeated illegal
claim of land in Kangku circle especially in Durpai, Kangku, Kamcham, Dipa, Uli,
Torajan etc. areas have created a fear psychosis in the mind of the local villagers,
the Union said and requested the Govt for immediate deployment of adequate police
force at Kangku circle (West Siang district). It further called for regular police
patrolling in all the inter-state border villages of West Siang district. The GSU
said that the authorities should pay heed to the grievances within March failing
which the Union will be compelled to go for democratic movement.
Workers’ board chairman urges youth to be role model
ITANAGAR, Feb 23: Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare
Board (APBOCWWB) chairman Nyamar Karbak has advised the students of Nomuk village
to dedicate their time to their study and urged the youths for proper use of IT products
like mobile phones etc.
Attending the closing day of the 4th Nomuk Youth Week Celebration at Nomuk village,
Karbak appealed to the youths to be a role model of the area and refrain themselves
from politics. He stressed the need for creating awareness among the villagers on
harmful effects of drug abuse and HIV/AIDS.
Responding to a memorandum submitted to him by Nomuk Youth Club (NYC) general secretary
Tojo Nomuk, Karbak assured to provide PA system within a week to NYC and suggested
the club to prepare an estimate for construction of two units of toilet and drainage
for Nomuk village so that he can pursue the matter with the competent authority.
For construction of Donyi-Polo Dere, the chairman assured to look into the matter
seriously. He appealed for keeping strong vigil on developmental activities and utilization
of funds meant for the same.
Later, the chairman distributed prizes to the winners of various competitions.
Former ASM Mokar Nomuk, HGB Kito Nomuk briefed about the various problems faced by
the villagers while Gumba Nomuk, Chairman Nomuk Youth Club highlighted the achievements
of the Club since its inception in 2002.
Earlier, in the morning, the chairman along with villagers visited the Govt. Sec
School Nomuk to take stock of the present scenario of the school.
The chairman distributed school bags to the students and interacted with the teachers
During interaction, Pokde Nomuk, Headmaster-in-charge of Govt. Sec School Nomuk,
submitted a one-point memorandum urging for providing fund for electrification of
the school building.
While assuring to extend required amount for electrification of the school building,
the chairman also assured to donate a computer set to the school with printer for
The chairman urged GBs and PRIs to maintain the school as their own property.
T20 cricket for AIDS awareness campaign held
ITANAGAR, Feb 23: An HIV/AIDS awareness campaign through T20 Cricket Tournament was
organized by Seijosa based organization titled DOT (.) Society of Arunachal Pradesh
at General Ground Seijosa from February 16.
Altogether 12 teams participated in the tournament. Out of them Bali-11 of Seijosa
won the tournament and IRBN-11 Seijosa was declared runners up. Man of the series
was Abraham Tachang.
Addressing a valedictory function on February 21, Pani Tayem, ZPM Seijosa Dissing
Passo Circle, East Kameng district, encouraged the DOT Society to continue organize
such programme in future by conducting different attractive events for the youth
which lead to good physical health as well to know about the deadly disease called
HIV/AIDS. Among others the Govt officers also attended the function.
Earlier, in his inaugural address Dr. S Kakoty Project Director, APSACS Naharlagun
delivered valuable lecture on the HIV/AIDS. According to him many cases of HIV positive
were found in Arunachal Pradesh since the year of 1998 to till date. He also explained
the confusion between HIV Positive and AIDS, as many people are still unaware about
it. The Project Director also explained about the mode of different transmission,
possibilities of exposure and specially appealed all the pregnant mothers to go for
HIV test during their ANC.
PRI Members also interacted with the project director and stressed the need of conducting
such awareness campaign in interior 12 Pakke Kessang areas also. Dr. Kamku Pordung
and Dr. Om Pradhan, Chairman and Director of the NGO lauded the Project Director
and others for their cooperation.
Jalley Sonam former Chairman APB&OCWWB also conveyed his message and urged the people
to cooperate the Society in its campaign against HIV/AIDS.
Electorate has grown nearly 5 times since '51-52: EC
New Delhi, Feb 23: As the nation gears up for the 16th Lok Sabha polls, India's electorate
has grown nearly five times from what it was during the first general elections in
Figures released by the Election Commission show that the electorate was 17.3212343
crore in 1951-52 and now for the general elections scheduled in April-May, it is
81.4591184 crore, which is a 4.7-fold increase.
Since last general elections in 2009, the total number of electors in the country
has grown by around 9.7606083 crore.
In 2009, the number of voters was 71.6985101 crore.
The electorate in 1998 general elections was 60.5880192 crore which has registered
a growth of 34.45 per cent.
Uttar Pradesh, which has the highest number of 80 Lok Sabha seats, has shown the
maximum growth in the electorate as compared to 2004.
The number of voters was 10.1982480 crore in UP in 1998, which has risen to 13.4351297
crore now. In 2004, UP had 11.6006374 crore voters. Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra,
Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal have the largest number of voters, with UP constituting
16.5 per cent of the total electorate.
Together these five states constitute of 49.1 per cent of total electors in the country.
Sikkim, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa and Nagaland put together comprise less than
0.5 per cent of the total electors.
Among the 28 states and 7 Union Territories, Dadra and Nagar Haveli registered the
highest rate of growth in the electorate at 53.9 per cent during the period from
2004 to 2014, followed by Puducherry at 39.1 per cent.
West Bengal showed the highest rate of growth at 31.7 per cent the states category.
Among all states and UTs, Andaman and Nicobar Islands registered the lowest rate
of growth at 6.7 per cent followed by Jammu and Kashmir at 8.9 per cent.
While 98.27 per cent electors live in the states, the Union Territories constitute
a mere 1.73 per cent of the total voters.
Gender-wise break up of the electors is available only since 1971 and it shows that
the proportion of female electors recorded little variation since then, hovering
between 47.4 and 48 per cent. PTI
As state of Arunachal turns 28 year old, a heated debate is going on whether we have
achieved desired development in the last 2 decades. Section of society especially
those hailing from ruling class, who have accumulated immense wealth believes that
Arunachal has indeed marched ahead. On the other hand those Arunachalees who are
yet to taste the fruit of statehood differs with their view. This section of people
is of the opinion that statehood was given too early.
Even after 28 years of attaining statehood, many interior places of Arunachal do
not have proper road connectivity and are devoid of basic human necessities. Though
central government has pumped in massive amount of money for the developmental projects
but nothing has improved at ground level. Corruption and nepotism is destroying basic
fabric of tribal society. Adding to it, deteriorating law and order condition has
worsened the situation. Such is the situation in state that today anyone can walk
into any office or house and can harm people without fear of law.