ITANAGAR, Feb 5: To curb illegal practices prior to the 27-Liromoba (ST) Assembly
constituency bye-election flying squads at Yomcha circle have been deployed under
the supervision of its assistant returning officer, Kego Jilen.
To monitor and check the violation of model code of conduct and other malpractices
Jilen has ordered locating temporary check gates in Yomcha circle.
Continuing with its efforts to check suspected means to lure voters during election
the flying squad led by SI T Angu and ASI Gemo Jini has seized atleast 164 cases
of beer and two cases of whiskey suspected to be meant for distribution among voters.
24 hours round the clock patrolling is being carried by the team to check movement
of vehicles and civilians to curb any corrupt practices prior to the election.
AdiSU expresses resentment
ITANAGAR, Feb 5: The Adi Students' Union (AdiSU) in a letter to Deputy Commissioner
Namsai, said that the district authority has forgot to mention Adi Tribes, the second
largest community of Namsai district in its recent circulation regarding government
job reservation for local people of Namsai district. The union President Mida Pertin
and General Secretary Buteng Tayeng said that as per the District authority memo,
Khampti, Singpho, Khamyang, Iton and Phakke are the local people of Namsai district.
Whereas, since time immemorial Adi's are living in the Namsai district as second
largest population after Khamptis and Singphos. The omission of Adi tribes as local
people of Namsai is very unfortunate which need immediate rectification and clarification.
They further said that apart from this error, the district administration has also
deliberately forgot to mention the second largest community of Namsai district in
its recently published souvenir which is presently circulation in various district.
The district magistrate should atleast know the various tribes or communities living
in Namsai district and he/she should give equal status to all tribes of the district
and work for over all development of all community.
The omission of presence of Adi community in Namsai district is uncalled for. Therefore
the District administration should immediate rectify the recent notification and
give public apology in this regard within Wednesday next, they added.
The union threatens that; it would launch series of movements if the district magistrate
fails to fulfill the demand of the union within the given stipulate time.
AdiSU meets Edu Secretary
ITANAGAR, Feb 5: Adi Students' Union (AdiSU) met Education Secretary R.K Mishra today
and appealed for immediate release of fund for renovation of Government Gandhi Secondary
The team highlighted about the fire mishap that took place on January 28 last and
also the grievances of the students and teaching staff.
The team expressed their deep concern that even after a week of the fire incident
there is no immediate alternative arrangement taken by the concern authority.
Meanwhile, the education secretary assured to take up necessary action within 15
Multidisciplinary workshop on Science & Technology
ITANAGAR, Feb 5: The Vigyan Prasar, department of Science & Technology, GoI, Noida
(UP) in association with Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science & Technology,
Itanagar is organizing a three days multidisciplinary workshop on Science & Technology
for VIPNET Science Clubs of North-East Region from February 9 to 11 at Arunachal
Pradesh Science Centre, I.G. Park Itanagar. The main objective of this programme
is to strengthen the arms of Vigyan Prasar through establishing the Vipnet Science
Club in school or outside the school.
Union says no to pre-paid meter
ITANAGAR, Feb 5: The All Arunachal Pradesh Public Health Engineering and Water Supply
Department Workers Union have opposed the installation of pre-paid metre in capital
complex. They have sought immediate removal of all the installed metres.
APPDSU visits fire ravaged Deb village
ITANAGAR, Feb 5: The members of All Papum Pare District Student's Union (APPDSU)
visited Deb village under Sagalee circle where recently 12 houses were gutted down.
The fire also reportedly burnt down local ornaments, granary and other property worth
lakhs of rupees.
The APPDSU team contributed blankets and utensils items as immediate relief to the
victim families. The APPDSU extended supported to the ADC Sagalee's move to seek
additional sanction of rupees 10 lakhs from the government. The APPDSU appealed state
government to sanction the additional amount as soon as possible.
Villagers reeling under darkness
DAPORIJO, Feb 5: The people of Eru village under Siyum Circle have been reeling
under darkness for the last many months as the electricity poles in the village
have fallen down due to landslide. The village was provided electricity through
the RGGVY in recent past.
Meanwhile, the villagers drew the attention of the concern authorities and requested
for early renovation of power line and re-erection of fallen poles.
2nd edition of CM's trophy begins at Bomdila
BOMDILA, Feb 5: The second edition of CM's trophy was inaugurated by Bomdila SP Dr
A Koan at Buddha Stadium here on February 3 last. He appealed to all the players
to maintain discipline and sportsman spirit while participating in the game.
Football and volleyball team from 4 assembly constituencies of West Kameng are participating
in the tournament. DIPRO
Bazar Committee urges DA for reconsideration
ITANAGAR, Feb 5: The Bazar Welfare Committee Naharlagun in its letter to the District
Magistrate to reconsider its public order which was published in local dailies on
January 8, 2015 wherein it prohibited the Thela pullers from pulling around loaded
irons and bamboos at Naharlagun stating that it risks commuters lives. The committee
informed the magistrate that Thela pullers are relying for livelihood from it and
prohibiting them is arbitrary and injustice. The committee added Thela pullers have
been playing significant role in transporting the goods in cheaper rate. Prohibiting
the pullers is direct violation of fundamental rights and right to life, the Bazar
NSS volunteers camp at Mani Village
ITANAGAR, Feb 05: As much as 75 NSS volunteers of Don Bosco College Itanagar, along
with their programme coordinator and programe officers conducted a special camp at
Mani Village near Doimukh from 3rd to 5th February 2015. The volunteers educated
the villagers to create awareness on bad habits which are detrimental to the health.
The volunteers also cleared the bushes and dug drainage and repaired the dilapidated
building by painting them, a release said.
ASSU conducts social service
ITANAGAR, Feb 5: The All Sagalee Students Union (ASSU) on Tuesday organized a social
service at Laptap villag under Toru circle. The members of union constructed a wire
rope bridge over Pare River with the help of the Laptap villagers. They were joined
by elders, Gaon Burahs and Panchayat leaders.
Anchal Samiti Member Tana Kampu also took part in the social service. The ASSU asked
ASM to seek fund with state government to for flood protection. Meanwhile union appealed
to the state government to provide immediate relief to the victim of fire incident
at Deb Village. They resented the lackadaisical response of government towards such
repeated fir incidents. Union also alleged that even though they had submitted memorandum
to government for setting up fire station at Sagalee, no outcome has been witnessed
Aalo gears up for Liromoba bye-election
AALO Feb 5: With the Randomization and Commissioning of EVMs in presence of Aldous
Mowlang, Election Observer and District Election Officer Pige Ligu at NIC Office
and Town Club, the Aalo is all set to go for 27- Liromoba (S/T) A/C bye-election
on February 13 next.
District Election officer Pige Ligu has given specific instructions to all officials
handling the sensitive issue with utmost care to avoid error. Chairing meeting with
sector officers on law and order situation DEO further instructed that any confusion
in the process of randomization and commissioning should be consulted with the Masters
Trainers. The 18 sector officers have been appointed to give adequate coverage to
all polling stations. DEO directed that all sector officers should make pre-poll
visits to all polling stations and take stock of facilities like water, electricity,
mobile network, safe sealing and retrieval of EVMs etc.
The DM has also circulated Section135 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951
which prohibits that no spirituous, fermented or intoxicating liquors or other substances
of a like nature shall be sold or distributed at a hotel or any place, public or
private within polling area during the period of 48 hour.
The Superintendent of Police Mari Riba dwelt on deployment of forces as per sensitivity
and assured to provide handsets to enhance better communication. The ADC Kamba Nyiken
Lollen, and other Sector Officers also shared their problems and experiences. DIPRO
MWS organizes FLC camp
ITANAGAR, Feb 5: Manghi Welfare Society (MWS) in collaboration with Cooperative Apex
Bank branch Sangram organized a four days Financial Literacy Counselling Camp (FLCC)
in Nyapin and Phassang circles under Kurung Kumey district from January 27 to 30.
The motto of the programme was to highlights the aim and objective of Prdhan Manhti
Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY) and it related benefits.
Speaking on the occasion, society president Ngorang Tado appealed every household
to open an bank account on the spot with a single document. He further appealed
to the public to cooperate with household survey team by providing adequate data
for proper identification.
Apex bank branch manger Tadar Taluk spoke on the financial subjects like income,
expenditure, saving, debt, financial planning, maintenance of financial diary, bank
linkage, remittance, bank interest, KYC etc. Further he highlighted that account
will be used for Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG subsidy, MGNRGA, Old Age Pension,
Food Security, Stipend, etc. A Ru-Pay debit will be issued to account holder which
can be used in ATMs. The 1st phase of PMJDY will be closed on 15th August 2015.
State Govt. to install pre, post-paid energy metres
ITANAGAR, Feb 5: Arunachal Pradesh government has decided to install both pre and
post paid electric metres in the state capital, Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi said
"The state cabinet in its sitting here yesterday has viewed seriously the concerns
of the people over installation of Pre-paid Electric Meters (PPEM) in the state capital
and accordingly decided to provide choice to the consumers," Negi told reporters
Installation of PPEMs of late has snowballed into a major controversy with majority
of the consumers led by several organisations and students' unions opposing the new
technology of the government as part of power reform initiatives.
Negi said that the decision of the state government to install PPEMs with top down
approach was in accordance to the commitment given to the Centre on power reforms
initiatives launched in the entire country.
Till today 1600 Pre-Paid electricity meter has already been installed both in government
establishment, residential quarters and private houses, Negi informed.
The CS also appealed all to work unitedly on the eradication of drug addiction and
to contain the extortion menace for peaceful co-existence and healthy society.
He further said the cabinet also decided to conduct familiarisation tour of the
leaders of those organisation opposing PPEMs to Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura where
PPEMs had already been installed.
Principal Secretary Power and Hydro Power Darmandra Sharma said that, the pre- paid
electricity meter is completely beneficial. He also explained in detail on electricity
Act and the reform package that the State Govt. is going to implement. "The departments
does not want to keep the public in darkness and we need people friendly approach
on installation of Pre-Paid Meter which is more energy efficient," he said. He
further informed that, the the department will provide CFL/LED bulb to students
and people living under poverty line.
The press conference was also attended by Dani Salu, Secretary IPR, Chief Engineer
Power and Director of IPR.
AAPSU and other orgs condemn arrest of Arunachal women, demands Govt intervention
ITANAGAR, Feb 5: After a joint inspection by the North East Students' Organisation
(NESO) and All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) teams at Gerukamukh under
Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh to study the ground reality of the
ongoing boundary dispute and after close interacting with the locals on the spot
from where the two local women were arrested on January 28 last by the Assam police
and forest personnel, AAPSU termed the action as unfortunate and illegal.
Condemning the action in its strongest term as inhuman, AAPSU president Kamta Lapung
claimed that the spot is well within the territorial jurisdiction of Arunachal Pradesh
and the said land had been cultivated since time immemorial by the villagers. Therefore,
there is no question of trespass into territory of Assam as claimed rather they (Assam)
have trespassed into Arunachal territory in violation of the Supreme Court directive
to maintain status quo.
The AAPSU urged the GoAP to pursue the case with its Assam counterpart for immediate
release of both the women, who have been reportedly suffering from malaria and jaundice.
After interacting with the local denizens of Gerukamukh, it came to limelight that
Assam forest and police personnel have been repeatedly adopting wrong tactic of physical
and mental torture against the local denizens. Moreover, many a times they used to
unnecessarily evict the local people from their dwelling houses and destroy their
paddy fields within the territory of Arunachal Pradesh without having any order from
the competent authority. AAPSU blamed the GoAP, particularly home department for
its wrong and failure administration for the inability to protect its own people
and its territory from the outsiders. The union urged the state government to immediately
hold a meeting with its Assam counterpart to chalk out a proper strategy on how
to maintain the Supreme Court verdict on status quo.
In the meantime, AAPSU requested the GoAP to deploy paramilitary forces at Gerukamukh
to bring back normalcy along the inter-state boundary area.
Questioning the role of state as well as Union Home Minister if their offices were
alive to the case, it wondered as to how the two women were arrested and detained
in Lakhimpur jail since a week.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Border Students' Union (AAPBSU) president Atung Tana,
All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) president Kamta Lapung, NESO Coordinator
Pritam Bhai Sonam, ZPM Dullungmukh Bei Tassap, Nido Donyak ASM, Executives Members
of All Lower Subansiri Students' Union (ALSSU), All Raga Area Students' Union (ARASU)
and general public of Dullungmukh in a meeting held at Keebare Community Hall Dullungmukh,
Lower Subansiri district today unanimously urged the state Govt to intervene for
early release of two women, namely, Nido Yakum and Bini Yujum, who were arrested
from Arunachal territory without any fault, said AAPBSU in a release.
Both the ladies were arrested recently from Dullungmukh under Lower Subansiri District
by Assam police from their agricultural field within the territory of Arunachal Pradesh.
They are now reportedly languishing in jail at North Lakhimpur, Assam. It is reported
that both of them have been falsely booked under various section of the Forest Act
and charged under non-bailable offence.
The meeting further demanded the Govt to constitute one-man facts finding committee
to study to real facts behind the arrest of Arunachal ladies without any any provocation.
Blaming the state Govt for its alleged failure to protect the Arunachal people in
boundary area, AAPBSU president Atung Tana said such incidents happen repeatedly
because of lack of adequate police force at border areas to protect lives and properties
of the people.
Meanwhile, the Nyishi Nyem Acham (NNA) in a letter to the Chief Minister has urged
him to intervene for early release of two Arunachalee women Nido Yakum and Bini
Yujum from North Lakhimpur jail.
The Arunachal Pradesh State Social Welfare Board (APSSWB) strongly condemned the
recent arrest of Nido Yakum and Bini Yajum by the Assam Police without any concrete
The APSSWB appealed both the Assam and Arunachal Govts to take- up this matter
on priority basis for early release of the ladies, The Board also requested the
National Commission for Women, State Commission for Women of Arunachal Pradesh and
Assam to initiate steps for amicable solution to the matter.
APSSWB Chairperson Marina Nido said that they are being mistreated by the police
in jail. APSSWB Chairperson further said that that one of the ladies has 8 months
old infant with her and keeping both of them in police custody is highly inhuman.
RGU launches awareness prog against opium
Children want opium free society
ITANAGAR, Feb 05: In an effort to motivate the local people to improve their life
in the field of economy, health, better management of local resources, children educations,
knowledge about their own rights and duties and awareness about their local environment,
the Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills has decided to conduct various outreach
To begin with, this time, it has proposed to launch awareness program against prevalence
of opium in the society and its harmful effects on health, economy and human value
in three districts -- Namsai, Lohit and Lower Dibang valley.
Initially a team of RGU headed by Prof. Tomo Riba, the Dean Faculty of Environmental
Sciences, the Coordinator of Outreach Program of RGU and accompanied by Moriam Tamai,
Ph. D. Scholar from RGU, Nashon Tamai and Debojit Minim from Indira Gandhi Government
College Tezu conducted first program in Lohit and Namsai District from January 7
to 20 last. The main objective was to know how children express their own views
regarding opium in their society through drawing and in the form of essay writing.
Accordingly, Coordinator covered 1100 students in 18 schools in Lohit and Namsai
After evaluating the drawings and essays of 1100 students in two districts where
the consumption of opium is in its peak, the RGU team came out with the facts
that all the students know that opium is a drug which kills addicts after robbing
everything of the family and all of them do not want that their parents should consume
According to them, opium addicts become lazy, do not work, remain at home. The students
revealed that the addicts become angry and quarrel with wife and children when they
do not get opium in time. There is always shortage of food and other necessities
in the family where parents consume opium and the addict parents first think of their
opium only rather than the necessities of the family. During serious situation, when
addict does not get opium, they even steal and when addicts fall sick, it becomes
difficult to take them to hospital due to lack of money. Finally they sell their
land, after selling all the properties of the family, even the wives' ornament for
Many children just follow their parents and many started jokingly and got addicted.
Once one has become habituated, it is very difficult to leave it. Nowadays, opium
is cultivated everywhere, even in the plain areas, especially by females for sale
and family consumption, it is sold openly. Today opium is used in rituals and festivals.
Priests use opium during ritual performance.
Police came to destroy opium field but they were driven away by the local women cultivators.
Ultimately, after long run an addict ruins himself physically, financially, socially
and finally dies. The students want that Government should strict and punish cultivators,
people those who sell opium and de-addiction camps should be arranged. Finally, all
of them want drug free society.
During its outreach programme, the RGU team found that all children know prevalence
of opium in their society. About 95 per cent of children do not support cultivation
and consumption of opium. 100 % of children are against opium addiction.
It has never been taken seriously by the Government of Arunachal Pradesh. It is more
serious and dangerous than the insurgencies. But it is not a threat to government
The team further found that local leaders turn their deaf ear and blind eyes to prevalence
of drugs in their society. They don't want to displease their voters. Rather, opium
and wine are the best items to please the voters during election campaign.
Opium has become part of culture in the society, it is cultivated openly and sold
openly due to relaxation of law and many youths, including girls have started taking
Surprisingly, many government employees also consume opium that can be handled easily
by the concerned authority. No parents want their children to smoke opium. Equally,
no children want their parents to smoke opium. But it is consumed both by adult and
The team led by Prof. Tomo Riba, the Coordinator of Outreach Program of RGU felt
the need of political will to solve the problem. "Today, it does not require much
awareness program because it is not a new thing in the society. All know it, including
small children. Strict and continuous implementation of narcotic act, organisation
of de-addiction programs, other medical facilities to dissuade people from use of
opium as medicine are to be initiated. For successful implementation of the above
activities, it needs a realistic data collected from the source, they observed.
RGU will continue its efforts to reduce drug addiction, especially opium in the state
of Arunachal Pradesh for which the support of local is very much necessary.
Public hearing on three hydro projects in Tawang conducted
TAWANG, Feb 5: The stalemate of 3 medium hydro power projects in Mukto constituency
seems to be pacing towards an end with the 96 MW Nyukcharong Chu, 90 MW New Melling
and 96 MW Mago Chu hydro electrical projects getting the green signal from the majority
of Project Affected Families (PAF) during the 3 days public hearing which concluded
yesterday successfully at Jang indoor stadium.
Project proponents of Southern Electrical Works (SEW), the executing agency, appraised
of the various aspects of the projects and cleared the apprehensions in the general
discussion round through power point presentations during the hearings. The house
saw a majority of speakers welcoming the hydro electric projects while a few stood
against it during the open house discussion, queries and views session.
Representing their villages, Jambey, GB Yuethembu, Pema Gombu, Public leader, and
Thuptan, ASM, Rho village, unanimously extended their support to the project. "The
land belongs to the project affected families and 83% villagers of Yuethembu village
are ready to donate their land for the project while 17% are unwilling" Yuethembu
GB informed. "This is our land and our decision pertaining to donate our land and
no outsider or NGO bears the right to intervene. The power developers can start the
project as soon as the compensation amount is paid and an agreement is signed beforehand",
Rho ASM, Thuptan claimed 99.9 % support to the project from his village. "Such projects
are a boon to the area and are utterly vital for the development of the region" he
remarked, while appealing the Save Mon Region Federation (SMRF) members to refrain
from opposing the project. Representatives of Jangda village, however, expressed
their incapacity to support or object the power project due to an existent boundary
demarcation issue with Rho village. Jang Bazaar Secy. Mindu Tsewang informed that
the unanimous decision to give the nod of approval to SEW was taken by the PAF during
Gram Sabhas constituted at panchayat level.
"Every project has to go through this period during its initial introductory process",
Tawang DCC president Nawang Sempa articulated. "It is a period where people spread
rumours and make false speculations. When electricity was first introduced in Lhou
village, the naive villagers deferred from getting electricity connections as they
trusted on hear-says and rumours that the current would electrocute people and set
their houses on fire. But now they realize that electricity is a boon and the world
will plunge into a sudden halt without it" he added. Former advisor to CM, Lobsang
Phuntso also spoke in support of the hydro projects while SMRF general secy. Lobsang
Gyatso and Geshi Thupten of Rho village denounced the project citing environmental
threats, outsider's influx in the region and lack of quality work.
Chairman, public hearing and Tawang DC, Adishek Dev gave a patient hearing to the
speakers. Calling on for wide circulation of the minutes of the meetings in local
dialect, he laid emphasis on immediate implementation of scholarship programmes for
the PEF's children. Further, he necessitated for an in-depth outlook and clear reflection
of the Brokpa (yak herders) issue, perceiving the need for more clarity on the issue.
He also urged the power developers to take local people into confidence and stressed
for flair and transparent implementation of CSR activities.
Among others, Jumli Kato, State Pollution Control Board representative, Tawang ADC
Tapasya Raghav, Jang ADC, Dr. Dilip Kumar Chutiya, Tawang ZPC Jambey Tsering, DCC
president Nawang Sempa, Circle officers, public leaders and locally affected people
comprising panchayat leaders, Gaon Burahs and villagers attended the public hearing.(
Arunachal book stall draws huge crowd in IKBF
ITANAGAR, Feb 5: Thousands of book lovers have been visiting the Arunachal Pradesh
book stall in the on-going 39th International Kolkata Book Fair, 2015 at Milan Mela
compound since January 28 to have glimpse of Arunachal Pradesh. Except the host
state West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh is the lone state not only from North East,
but also in India which is participating in the Book Fair. This year the Book Fair
will be continued upto 8th February which was inaugurated by Anita Anand, British
writer on 27th January while Mamata Banerjee Chief Minister of West Bengal was the
chief g uest of the function.
The exhibition stall of Arunachal Pradesh delicately depicts a window view of
Cultural Heritage of Arunachal Pradesh through the precious publications of Research
Department, Deptt. of Information and Public Relations and Tourism Deptt. Govt of
Arunachal Pradesh in a composite frame.
A passionate team consisting of Urken Lama, Tourism Asstt., W E Lowangcha, Tourism
Information Officer, deployed by DRC, Kolkata, S.Chanda, Recordist cum Documentation
Asstt. led by R.N.Koley, Asstt. Director Research (Culture) from Itanagar have been
endeavoring to satisfy the inquisitive interests of the visitors on ethnic people,
linguistic diversity, unique culture, custom, enchanting tradition, developmental
activities, tourism potentially with conducive manner.
Somak Majumder, one of the visitors expressed, Nice exposure for us to the culture
and art of Arunachal Pradesh". An academician and Prof. Sabita Barui Basak commented,
"Your research collection is superb. My will got twice enriched after visiting this
Barnali Mirdha wrote, "Very happy to see Arunachal Pradesh book stall here in Kolkata.
Hope to see you all in the same place again ".
Tridib Kr. Chatterjee, General Secretary, Publisher and Bookseller Guild, the
organizer of International Kolkata Book Fair, exhorted, "wonderful endeavour by Govt.
of Arunachal Pradesh" This year Kolkata Book Fair is participated by twenty foreign
countries while Great Britain is the theme Country. Books are displayed in as many
as thousand stalls, comprising small or big. Kolkata Book Fair is not a mere fair,
rather it is a festival. It is a melting pot of different languages, different communities
and different culture. Only identity is book lover.
This is the state's fourth entry since 2012 to Kolkata's greatest single-venue festival.
Earlier, Kolkata deputy resident commissioner (DRC) Bijoy Talukdar formally inaugurated
the stall in presence of mediapersons and DRC office staff on February 2. Among others,
Assamese poetess Ajanta and Kolkata-based daily Sambad Pratidin's assistant editor
Goutam Ghosh Dastidar were present on the occasion.
PPA denounces arrest of Arunachal women
ITANAGAR, Feb 5: The Peoples' Party of Arunachal (PPA) today expressed disappointment
at the arrest of two Arunachalee women by the Assam forest officials at Dolungmukh
recently. "It is sad to know about the arrest of two Arunachalee women by the Assam
forest officials at Dolungmukh," said PPA. This is viewed seriously by the PPA because
the local commission appointed by the Supreme Court vide its letter dated 25th Sept,
2006 in response to the original suit filed by the state of Assam against a case-
State of Assam vrs Union of India pertaining to the longstanding unresolved border
dispute between both the states of Assam and Arunachal, is ready with its report
of observations/conclusions and recommendations. The early and practical implementation
of the local commission report by both the states of Assam & Arunachal shall go a
long way in righting a great historical wrong bringing peace and cooperation between
the people living along the border regions, said Kahfa Bengia in a party meeting
on Assam- Arunachal boundary row.
Further, delay in implementing the report shall be considered as signs of inefficiency
and willful negligence by both the Congress ruled States of Assam and Arunachal towards
this vexed issue," added Kahfa.
Geku WWS destroys poppy plants at Geku-Katan area
YINGKIONG, Feb 5: Active members of Geku Woman Welfare Society with cooperation of
village unit Women welfare society of different like Sumsing, Sibum, Jeru, Sili,
Padu and Pongging village's conducted rigorous drive against Opium cultivation.
They team completely damaged poppy plants of three villages Sibum, Padu and Sili
but few cultivated areas of some of the villages located in remotest places were
The two active Women Omili Boko vice President and Olik Boko Assistant Secretary,
Geku WWS who spearheaded the poppy plant destruction in the area informed the District
Administration Upper Siang.
The Extra Assistant Commissioner Geku, Henkir Lollen and Pandav Perme Circle Officer
Katan extend all possible help and cooperation to the Women Welfare Society workers
in this vigorous anti-opium campaign.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Remo Kamki appreciated the Women Society and wished
them to continue to render such noble services for the welfare of the society.
He also announces that 'Peoples Award' ould be given to District unit women Welfare
Society Yingkiong, Geku WWS, Sibum WWS, Silli WWS, Padu WWS, Komkar WWS during the
ensuing Statehood Day celebration at Yingkiong.
The Deputy Commissioner stated that conferring of award is not the end but the beginning
of war against anti-opium,drugs and tobacco. It's only a good beginning and an encouragement
to the active workers who have really achieved success in the middle of the way to
achieve the final goal in long run. The District Administration appealed to the Central
Bureau of Drug and Narcotic substances Control department Guwahati to initiate action
plan and coordination to the local District Administration and the social activists
in this regard.
The team would conduct is next drive against Opium cultivation in Mariyang-Mopom
Process of ‘Biometric Enrollment’ under NPR begins
PASIGHAT, Feb 5: Web-X Technology, Guwahati under the National Population Register
(NPR) program has started capturing biometric details of people at Pasighat today.
East Siang Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava inaugurated the exercise in the presence
of Dy. Registrar General Deepak Gupta, State Coordinator Radhakrishnan, ADC Ruchika
Katyal, DSO (Stat) Doge Naksang and host officers, in the District Statics Office,
Pasighat. all together 275 persons enrolled their names on the first day.
DC Srivastava who is also District Registrar, while enrolling herself stated that
NPR registration has wider application and would use for several purposes as the
government has planned to utilize the NPR data for the implementation of various
development programs and distribute welfare assistances effectively. People should
attend the special camps and register themselves ensuring 100 percent coverage. Srivastava
while asking the officials on duty to show fair services to the people also directed
to arrange additional hassle free queue for senior citizens, women and children.
The DC informed that under the project, Web-X personnel with the help of statistical
officials would collect photographs, fingerprint of ten fingers and iris impressions
during the exercise. People should bring the intimation slip and fill-up the "Know
Your Resident form" with details such as voters' identity card number, driving license
number, Permanent Account Number, Passport Number etc in the NPR special camps. Such
camps would be opened at Nari, Ruksin, Sille-Oyan and Mebo from tomorrow onwards
and after the completion of the capture of biometric details, the data would be processed
and a unique number and a smart card would be provided. People should not confuse
the NPR process with the Aadhar UID. Those who had registered for Aadhar Unique Identification
(UID) number should also attend the NPR camp and provide all necessary details, she
further added. DIPRO
Lohit district level CM tropy tournament ends
ITANAGAR, Feb 5: The Lohit district edition of the second football and volleyball
district level Chief Minster’s trophy ended today. The winners of both men and women
category walked away with prize money of Rs. 50,000 for soccer and Rs. 30,000 for
The men’s soccer final match was played today between Tafragam and Loiliang. Tafragam
team dominated the match from the start of the game itself. They scored first goal
of the match within two minutes. During later part Tafragam went on to add another
two goals to its kitty. They comfortably won the match by 3-1.The winner team in
its arsenal had the best player of the tournament in Rozimso Danji, who added fire-power
to the team’s attack. Loiliang team attempted to fight back but its attempt fizzled
out at the face of the onslaught of the opponent.
Earlier, while attending the final match, Tezu MLA Dr Mohesh Chai termed sports initiative
of the Chief Minister as “highly appreciable.” He believed that sports imbibe in
youth enthusiasm for positive aspects of life by drawing them away from the lure
of drug and alcohol.
Apart from the routine academic career, he told youths that sports can be an interesting
career option with opportunities opening up with initiative of major national tournament
like Indian Soccer League.
“Recently, our girl’s NCC band brought laurels to the state by participating in the
Republic Day parade at New Delhi. In the same way, we hope that the youths participating
in the Chief Minister’s trophy will one day emerge from these tournament to participate
in league like the ISL and bring honours to the state”, Chai hoped.
The Deputy Commissioner Dr. BM Mishra too exhorted the youths to participate in the
tournament with the spirit of sportsmanship. “One team has to lose, another team
has to win, and this is the nature of the game. However, the most important aspect
is participation”, he urged.
Later they gave away the prizes of both the categories of tournament. The Tafragam
Women’s’ team clinched the soccer title by defeating Loiliang. In men’s volleyball
final team Natun Basti beat GHSS Tezu. Best player soccer for both men and women
were awarded to Rozimso Danji and Yousie Tawsik respectively. In volley ball, the
awards went to Rokenso Manyu in men’s category and in women’s’ category to Esanlu
The vision document faux is starting to haunt BJP as well as nation. Even though
BJP has apologize for terming NE people as ‘Immigrants’ in the party’s vision document
for the Delhi election, the issue is having serious ramification. Whole of north-east
are feeling outraged and are still feeling hurt over the use of word immigrant to
address people of region. The North East Students’ Organization (NESO), an apex students’
body of seven North east states has condemned BJP for terming the people from North
East as ‘Immigrants’.
NESO has demanded apology from top brass of BJP. Most of the citizens of NE states
always feel alienated at mainland India due to racial discrimination. The vision
document controversy has once exposed the attitude and mentality of mainland Indian
towards NE people. Also many fear that 'immigrant' tag for people from the northeast
will instigate insurgent groups to resort to violence and reiterate their demand
for "independence". There are chances that people of NE region might extend support
to the cause of these insurgent groups. Massive damage has been done and only time
will tell how much impact this issue will have on the geo-political situation of
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Grievances of a land donor
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of the Chief Minister
towards the grievances of the land donor for Silsango circle headquarter.
In a meeting between the Mengio CO, Govt officials and land donors of circle headquarters
in presence of Silsango Circle Headquarter Development Committee, Gaon Burahs, public
leadrs, youth, general public, it was unaniously agreed to fill up the candidature
for the group C /D posts from among the candidates of land donors. As per the
agreement reached in the meeting I, being a land donor, claimed a group D post for
my candidate. Accordingly on June 7, 2011, my candiate had submitted application
to Papum Pare DC, Sagalee ADC, Zila chairperon and others for appointment in grou
D post, but since then authorities failed to make any appointment against my candidate
and there was not even a word of assurance for appointment.
Therefore, I being the victimised land donor decided to oppose the posting of CO
or any other officials to the Silsangso circle headquarter before the steps are
taken for appointment in group D post. I have also decided and planning to take
back my donated land after being deprived of appointment in lie of land donation.
Chairman, Silsango Circle Headquarter Development Committee
An important landmark
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to express my heartiest congratulations
to Tapang Taloh, Minister, Education, Govt, of Arunachal Pradesh for creating the
Siang District. The creation of the new District is not only an important landmark
for the people of Pangin-Boleng and Rumgong assembly constituencies but also for
the entire Adi community. There is no denying of the fact that the credit for creating
the new district goes to Tapang Taloh. It is to mention that thought there were several
MLAs and other public leaders in the past but nothing substantial was done on the
issue of creation of the new district. It will not be a fitness of thing if unnecessary
allegation or criticism is levelled against the Minister, Education. On the other
hand we should extend all possible help and co-operation to the Minister, so that
development reaches new heights in the new district of “Siang District”.
While taking this opportunity, I would also like to thanks the Chief Minister, Nabam
Tuki for his kind gesture in gifting the new district of “Siang District” to the
people of both Pangin- Boleng and Rumgong assembly constituencies.
Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to express my agony about
the private Passenger vehicle fare adopted in capital complex. We know the petrol
price has been slashed but the fare for the trekker has remained the same. Student
and public can’t afford their own vehicle so we need to go the college or office
by these private vehicle and we have to pay large amount every day. The distance
between the twin towns is only 10-15 km but we are paying 30 rupees per head. This
is huge amount of money as compared to other states like Assam.
The authorities of private Vehicle have put the fare as they wished and nobody is
bothered because it is the land of kushi-kushi. But the young generation needs to
change this system of kushi-kushi. Therefore, I request the govt. of Arunachal Pradesh
to look into the matter.
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