ITANAGAR, Jan 06: The Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU) has extended their support
to the proposed 72-hour hunger strike by the APPSC examination aspirants.
ALSU appealed to various organizations, intellectuals and the youths to join hands
together in fighting corruption and corrupt practices so that such incidents are
not repeated in future in any competitive examinations conducted by APPSC.
ALSU also said that Govt. will be the sole responsible party if anything unpleasant
happens to the protesting aspirants.
The Arunachal Unemployed Engineers' Association (AUEA) has also extended its support
to the aspirants of APPSC examinations in their ongoing fight against the alleged
leakage of the question papers of the APPSCCE (Mains)-2013-14. The Association also
extended its support to aspirant Ujum Perying's proposed 72 hour hunger strike.
AUEA called upon the concern authority to immediately fulfill the demand of the APPSC
Protest over dead children
ITANAGAR, Jan 06: All Bori Students' Union (ABSU) yesterday organized a peaceful
rally demanding justice for three children, who were killed in a tragic accident
at Dipu-Dett under Payum circle, and action against those responsible for the accident.
Three children were killed on the spot and another seriously injured when a dumper
of BRO/BRTF rammed into a house at Dipu-Dett on December 25 last. Allegedly, the
driver was inexperienced, informed ABSU in a release.
Holding two BRTF staff directly responsible for the tragic accident for they allegedly
engaged an inexperienced driver that led to the tragic accident, ABSU in a memorandum
to 44 BRTF Commandant demanded immediate termination of the two officials. Further,
the accused driver Teg Bahadur Dorjee should not be released on bail under any circumstance
until trial is over, the memorandum demanded.
ABSU demanded immediate relief of Rs.50,000 each to the victims' families under appropriate
section of Motor Vehicle Act within five days from submission of the memorandum with
January 5 being the first day.
ABSU also demanded appropriate monetary compensation of Rs.20 lakh each to the families
of the children dead, Rs.10 lakh to the seriously injured and Rs. 5 lakh to the owner
of the house damaged in the incident, jobs to at least one member of each affected
family in GREF on compensatory ground failing which ABSU threatened to launch democratic
movement against BRTF.
PPA lauds NITI
ITANAGAR, Jan 06: The replacement of the 65-year-old Planning Commission with National
Institution of Transforming India (NITI) is a revolutionary step which will bring
an end to the decade-long excessive centralization of power during Congress-run Governments
at the Centre, said PPA president Kahfa Bengia.
"This will usher in a new chapter of cooperative federalism in the country giving
space to all regions and states in policy framing at the Centre," said the PPA president
while addressing a meeting at Doimukh yesterday.
"This historic step should give the North East States better scope and opportunity
to ventilate their grievances about their peculiar nature of problems in the region,"
he said. "The success and strength of federal polity depends upon the maximum of
cooperation and coordination between the central government and the federal units.
The state government should take full advantage of these arrangements in placing
and pursuing unique yet neglected problems with the Centre," said Kamen Ringu, Chairman,
MWS felicitates women achievers
ITANAGAR, Jan 06: Muskaan Welfare Society (MWS) facilitated two women achievers of
the State with cash awards.
First Lady and chairperson of MWS, Jyotsna Sharma on behalf of Infosys Foundation,
Bangalore handed over cheques of Rs 1 lakh each to Everesters Anshu Jamsenpa and
Tine Mena in recognition of their stupendous achievements in the field of adventure
The award was conceptualized when the chairperson of Infosys Foundation Sudha N Murty
had visited the state during November last and had a brief interaction with the members
of the Muskaan Welfare Society. Handing over the cheques at Raj Bhawan today, Sharma
said that both the Everesters have proved once again that anyone can achieve the
impossible through sheer determination and hard work.
She also said that they have become a source of inspiration and a role model to all
the women of the state. The First Lady called upon the youth, particularly the girls
to realise and harness their inborn potential in games and sports.
In her message to both the achievers Murty, said that Infosys would like to honour
their courage and determination and expressed hope that they will accept the cheque
as a token of love and affection of Infosys's.
Councilor urges for quality work
ITANAGAR, Jan 6: Councilor Ward No-6 of Itanagar Municipal Council has urged the
PWD Division-III to maintain quality work on ongoing construction of approach road
from R K Mission hospital to BSI Itanagar. In a release the Councilor felt that maintaining
quality work would enhance the longevity of the road. The Councilor further appealed
to the residents to cooperate with department for executing smoothly.
AAPEDA memo to MHRD
ITANAGAR, Jan 6: The All Arunachal Pradesh Entrepreneurship Development Association
(AAPEDA) has requested the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), GoI for
setting up of engineering wing at National Institute of Technology (NIT) at Jote.
In its memorandum addressed to the Union HRD Minister, the Association stated that
setting up of engineering wing at NIT would help in maintaining the quality of work
in the construction works at its permanent site at Jote besides facilitating employment
opportunities to the skilled and qualified unemployed engineers of the state.
Further, while claiming that some structures have already been constructed at NIT
Jote, the Association called for immediate shifting of NIT from Yupia to its permanent
site at Jote. It would check the unnecessary expenditures for rents and other things
besides enabling the authorities to keep monitoring the ongoing works.
ASYA for early construction of TAH
ITANAGAR, Jan 06: The All Sagalee Youth Association has written to Sushee Infra Pvt.
Ltd for early start of the Trans-Arunachal highway work under Sagalee administrative
circle. The Association alleged that even though existing road has been damaged due
to earth cutting, the construction agency has failed to continue the work. They also
alleged that for the last two years the progress of work is going on at snail pace.
The association has set 30 days time to the agency to resume work and have threatened
to launch democratic movement if their genuine demand was not met.
Traditional dance and drama competitions
ITANAGAR, Jan 06: Traditional dance and drama competitions were held at VKV NEEPCO,
Yazali yesterday as part of Eknath Ranade's birth centenary celebration.
Billo Village bagged the first prize in drama competition while Poosa village and
Chullyu village stood second and third respectively in the competition.
Billo village also won the first in dance competition. The second and third prizes
went to Poosa village and Pitapool Colony.
The first, second and third prize winners of both dance and drama competitions were
awarded cash prizes of Rs.5000, Rs. 3000 and Rs. 2000 respectively.
Nyishi Elite Society president Bengia Tolum, Principal, Secondary School, Pitapool
Chukhu Kochi and Senior Accountant, RHEP, NEEPCO, Yazali Dakken Karlo were the judges
in the competitions.
Study tour of the farmers flagged off
PASIGHAT, Jan 6: A 21-member team comprising of WDT, WCD, UGS, SHGS and PRIs of Pasighat
and Pangin blocks was flagged off today for an inter-state study tour under Integrated
Watershed Management Program (IWMP) by East Siang ZPC Kaling Dai. Er. Dagio Magra,
Tamar Baki and PP Mohanta of DRDA Pasighat will guide the team who will be visiting
Meghalaya and Sikkim during the 7 days study tour.
Speaking on the occasion, Dai stated the district has vast lands for cultivation
and government's thrust is to decrease the cost production in agriculture and horticulture
sectors. The participants will learn how the entire infrastructure of gardening,
packing, pre-cooling and cold storages has been established in rural areas for providing
before and post harvest facilities to the farmer at their doorstep.
PD DRDA Manik Bui informed that DRDA is making all out efforts for economically uplifting
farmers for better agriculture production. He informed that the department is organizing
the interstate tour which will provide an opportunity to the farmers to interact
with scientists, researchers, progressive farmers and market outlets to know about
new trends in farming.DIPRO
Si Donyi celebrated with traditional fervour
ITANAGAR, Jan 06: Si-Donyi, the most popular festival of the Tagin community was
celebrated with religious fervor and traditional gaiety throughout the state.
At Naharlagun Si Donyi festival ground, the festival was celebrated with much enthusiasm
in presence of PHED Minister Takam Pario and Parliamentary Secretary Horticulture
Mutchu Mithi and other festive revelers.
Speaking on the occasion Pario while greeting all on the festive occasion said, "Si
Donyi festival showcases the rich traditional cultural ethos of the Tagin community
and it is a matter of pride that despite many challenges the community has been able
to preserve the rich traditional culture till date".
Emphasizing on the importance of preservation of the festival, he called upon all
to shoulder responsibility to carry forward the legacy of celebration of Si Donyi
festival and maintain the real spirit behind organizing and celebrating the festival.
Mutchu Mithi in his address said that festivals are indispensible part of the socio-cultural
life of the people of the state. As a matter of fact, festivals epitomize the culture
of many tribes and Si-Donyi is one of them. Festival provides a platform to showcase
our rich traditional rituals and culture to the world and therefore at any cost the
need of the hour is preservation of the rich legacy of Si-Donyi festival, he added.
Secretary of the Si Donyi festival celebration committee 2015, Capital Complex, Itanagar,
Tana Dulom highlighted on the importance of celebration of Si Donyi and read out
it's mythology. Others who spoke on the occasion were Parliamentary Secretary RD
and Chairman SDFCCCC 2015 Punji Mara. To make the event most successful, Nyibus (Priest)
were brought from Daporijo for performing all important rituals associated to Si-Donyi
Organized by the Si-Donyi festival committee 2015, Capital Complex, Itanagar (SDFCCCC)
the mega cultural shows and competitions and stalls of all kind were displayed during
the 3 days festive event which started on January 4 and ended today.
The celebrations of Si Donyi festival will continue for a month in the individual
houses of the Tagin community.
At ROING: Si-Donyi, the main festival of Tagin Community was celebrated at Multipurpose
Hall with enthusiasm by the people of Tagin community.
Attending the festival ABK District Unit President, Mibom Pertin said that there
is much similarities in the origin of the universe as mentioned in the Si-Donyi mythology
with that of the Adis. He said that the festival and culture are both sides of the
same coin. He, however, appealed to avoid excessive consumption of wine during such
celebrations and exhorted to celebrate it in more disciplined way.
Mama Miso, ZPM Hunli-Desali Block while speaking on the occasion called upon to celebrate
such festivals together irrespective of the tribe or community.
On the occasion, a CD Album, "Debe-Abo" was also released by Tinam Tayeng, President
& Oseng Apum, Secretary of the LDV District ABK Women Wing.
At Daporijo, Si- Donyi was celebrated by the Tagin community with great enthusiasm,
joy and verve at the Rijo ground, Daporijo today in the presence of Pema Khandu,
Minister for Tourism, UD and Art & Culture and MLA Chow Zingnu Namchoom, Chairman
Bamboo Mission, MLA Daporijo Dikto Yekar, Chairman APEDA, host of dignitaries and
a huge gathering of people.
Minister Pema Khandu, expressing his happiness over his maiden visit to the Upper
Subansiri district wished all on the occasion of Si- Donyi. Khandu said that age
old knowledge on culture, traditions and customs should be passed on by the elders
of the community to the younger generation for preservation. Putting a special emphasis
on education of the younger generation he said hard work should begin at a younger
On development of tourism potential in the area, Pema Khandu advised that people
should work hand in hand with the government for promotion and development of tourism
sector. MLAs Chow Zingnu Namchoom and Dikto Yekar also spoke on the occasion.
Molestation attempt of teacher condemned
ITANAGAR, Jan 06: The East Kameng unit of Arunachal Teachers' Association (ATA) has
condemned in its strongest term the reported molestation attempt of a Junior Teacher
(JT) of Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Pampoli by an unidentified person on January 4 last.
ATA East Kameng unit in a release informed that an unidentified person armed with
a dao attempted to molest the teacher at around 8.30 pm in the teacher's quarter.
Fortunately, she somehow managed to escape from the clutch of the miscreant by running
out of the quarter. The miscreant reportedly attacked her with dao inflicting grievous
injuries to her body, informed the ATA unit.
While appreciating the courage and bravery of the teacher, the ATA unit appealed
to the district administration to book the culprit immediately and punish him as
per law. The All Arunachal Sarva Shihsha Abhiyan Teachers Association, East Kameng
Unit also strongly condemned the attempted molestation of the teacher.
Terming the incident shameful and horrible, the SSA teachers of East Kameng appealed
to district administration and higher authorities of Education Department to nab
the culprit immediately. It also demanded the authority to ensure safety and security
of teachers to help them discharge their duty without any fear.
Pre-paid electric meter system opposition continues
ITANAGAR, Jan 06: The general public of Abotani colony today conducted a joint meeting
under the chairmanship of Biri Kame, a senior inhabitant of the colony and expressed
resentment over the much hyped pre-paid electric meter system introduced by power
department, Capital Division.
In a joint statement, the residents of the colony vociferously opposed the pre-paid
meter system which is alleged to be defective as complaints are pouring from various
quarters against this system. "The meter system is defective because the rate at
which meter rises is abnormal and beyond the reach of common public. It is like a
plan to loot the 'Aam Aadmi'. The main victims are the poor people consisting of
labourers, contingency staffs, students staying at rented apartments, daily wage
earners etc," the resident expressed. While sharing his views, one of the senior
most residents of the colony said, "We are not going to compromise on the injustice
meted out to us by the crafty plan of few individual with vested interest."
The resident formed a committee to undertake the movement against this metering system.
The committee requested power department authority not to forcefully install the
pre-paid meter system in the colony without their consent and in case of forceful
installation the committee vowed to strongly resist it. In case of any untoward incident
the government will be held responsible they added.
Health dept. contractual employees threaten indefinite stir
ITANAGAR, Jan 06: At a time when the Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has dedicated the
year 2015 to the people of Arunachal Pradesh, a section of people who have been working
as contractual employees in different capacities under Health and Family Welfare
Department decided to take the path of agitation in the beginning of the new year
in support of their long pending demands for regularization of services.
They have given 7 days to state Govt to take steps for appointments in 1857 sanctioned
posts of various categories under health department in its first phase of appointment.
"State Govt had created 2492 posts of different categories under health department.
However, the Chief Minister in a high level meeting held on September 30, 2014 had
finally approved creation of 1857 posts in first phase of appointments (out of 2492
posts) with financial concurrence. But appointments in the approved/sanctioned posts
have been kept pending due to reason best known to the Govt," said Kipa Kanon (Tugung),
president of All Arunachal Pradesh Health and Family Welfare Contractual Employees
Association (AAPHFWCEA) in a press meet at Arunachal Press Club here today.
"We are in dilemma. Most of the contractual employees have crossed the age of 40.
Therefore, we have no other option but to fight for our rights for the status of
regular employees," said Kipa Kanon .
It is worth mentioning here that the AAPHFWCEA is an umbrella organization of different
associations under health department such as All Arunachal Contractual Staff Nurse
Association (AACSNA) and All Arunachal Pradesh Multipurpose Health Workers Union.
It is formed to fight for the common cause of the contractual employees under health
department. Some of the contractual employees like GNM, ANM under NHM have been fighting
for their rights for last many years. However, they felt embittered when they came
to know that the state Govt is reluctant to fill up the 1857 sanctioned posts of
"We will take the path of democratic agitation in the form of boycott to our duty
for indefinite period until our demands is met", said Nani Nacho, general secretary
It is pertaining to mention here that till recently the AACSNA had been fighting
alone and urging the state Govt to regularize their services.
The contractual GNM nurses serving in the various health establishments under state
health department are facing immense financial problem and mental agony due to meager
salary and non regularization of their service for many years, Nacho reiterated.
Likha Olley, general secretary of the All Arunachal Pradesh Multipurpose Health Workers
Union also strongly demanded that state Govt must pay heed to the demands of contractual
employees, or else ‘we are compelled to take the path of indefinite stir.’
According to the data made available by the Association, out of the total requirement
of 11, 463 staffs, only 3839 (including 560 contractual staff under NHM and other
health progs) staffs are running the show. There is a shortfall of 7624 personnel
in the department.
Surprisingly, 376 health sub-centres (of the total 584) in the state have no staff,
the association claimed. It further said, there are 65 primary health centres without
MOs in the state.
In any welfare government, particularly in Northeast region including Arunachal
the health and education departments are dubbed as priority sectors and ironically
the problems are also in abundance particularly in these two priority sectors.
Awareness meeting on unlawful activities at Seppa
Seppa, Jan 06: A mass co-ordination meeting for awareness cum adoption of social
resolutions against unlawful activities in East Kameng was held at Aotani Manch,
The meeting was jointly organized by East Kameng Social Welfare & Cultural Organisation
(EKSWCO), East Kameng Chamber of Commerce & Industries (EKCC&I) and Bazaar Welfare
Parliamentary Secretary, Tax & Excise, Tapuk Taku while expressing concern over the
misbehaviour and negative attitude of some youths involved in criminal activities
appealed the parents and elderly people to shoulder the responsibilities in guiding
them in the right path. The time has come to develop a civil sense and change the
mindset focusing on development rather than involving in unwanted activities, he
added. He said that people should appreciate the good deeds and developmental works
rather than simply criticizing it. Having separation of judiciary, one should refrain
from doing unlawful activities and remain away from court cases, he said. Suggesting
for closing of shops at 5 pm in Seppa town, he appealed the people to live in mutual
co-existence and cordial relationship with the business community.
Speaking on the occasion, Parliamentary Secretary, Women & Child Development, Karya
Bagang said peace is everything in human life and called on for co-ordinated efforts
of all stakeholders and co-operation from public to put a halt on criminal activities
in the district. She urged the PRI members and the senior citizens to bring awareness
among the people in their respective area about laws and also to pass a message to
be a law abiding citizen. Parliamentary Secretary Tourism, Mama Natung said that
development took place only through peace and good services of the business community
at the doorstep of the people. He appealed one and all to have good views, right
action and right planning to take the district ahead towards progress.
Chairman EKSWCO Khya Safar Pao urged the people to refrain from using explosives
in the river and stop hunting of wild animals. He asked the people to take a pledge
to not to defend offenders or criminals and let them be punished as per laws. He
also stressed on to maintain speed limit of vehicles and systematic parking in the
The 13-point resolution which was adopted in the meeting included complete ban on
forceful donations and selling of calendars, formation of building owners association
at market area to defend the shopkeepers, meeting with clan wise leaders for non-interference
in cases of arrest of their clam member who were found to have violate the law, illegal
possession of arms & ammunitions be booked under Arms Act, repayment of losses on
damage of government vehicle or public property. DIPRO
Jamoh calls for cordial relations
RUKSIN, Jan 06: Pasighat West MLA, Parliamentary Secretary Industry, Tatung Jamoh
called upon the people living along Assam-Arunachal boundary areas to maintain cordial
relations and peaceful co-existence which already exist among people of the two states.
Addressing a development meeting at Jampani area, Jamoh urged the local people to
work in a united way for all-round development of the boundary area.
The meeting was organized by Jampani Progressive Farmers Union and attended by PRI
leaders of the area and host of government officials.
The farmers submitted a joint memorandum to the MLA urging him to initiative for
power supply, road connectivity and establishment of Medical Sub-centre at Jampani.
Jamoh said that proposal has been submitted to Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development
Agency (APEDA) for setting up Solar Panel for power generation at Jampani.
Jamoh, informed that another proposal was placed under Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran
Yojana (RGGVY) to energize the greater Jampani area.
Referring to proposed Medical Sub-centre at Jampani and Sika-Bamin village, the MLA
informed that proposal has been made before the health department, but it is waiting
for fulfillment of some certain criteria. He suggested the progressive farmers to
move for irrigation system under Farm Mechanization Scheme under Agriculture department.
Cultural troupes from Adi, Nepali, Kochari (Bodo) and Ahom (Assamese) communities
displayed their traditional cultural dances. The participants also took a New Year
pledge to maintain unity and peace among the ethnic communities.
Located at 15 km east of Ruksin town, Jampani area is famous for production of Rabi
and Kharif crops besides cereals, pulse and oilseeds. Vegetables and raw spices supplied
from Jampani farms are sold in the markets of Pasighat, Yingkiong, Ruksin and bordering
Assam round the year.
Among others, Sille-Oyan ZPM, Tajing Taki, leading farmers Tabir Saroh, Oling Gao,
Topon Tamin, Bokir Talom spoke on the occasion.
Lively office environment is key of success: DC
PASIGHAT, Jan 06: Opining that a lively office environment is key to success, East
Siang Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava called upon the officers to contribute
to creating such an environment.
"Office culture is something that can be created and easy to do if you really put
your mind to it," stated the Deputy Commissioner while holding a coordination meeting
with the officers here today.
Srivastava said, a friendly and comfortable working environment is important no matter
what your job role and offices are a prime example of this. But changing an entrenched
office culture is not easy, it requires regular attendance including punctuality
and sincerity to create productive and friendly atmosphere so that common people
feel good to approach you, she said.
Time to time training will be imparted to the subordinate staffs to have skilled
work force in the district. The quality of employees and the continual improvement
of their skills and productivity through training are now widely recognized as vital
factors in ensuring the long-term success, the DC added. DIPRO
Union government finally seems to have woken up and taking strong measure against
insurgency groups operating in NE region. As per the report in Assam media more than
3,000 troops are scouring a 350-km stretch of treacherous jungle terrain along the
Assam-Bhutan border and adjoining southwest Arunachal Pradesh for the elusive 100-odd
heavily-armed cadres of the Songbijit faction of NDFB. Search operations were launched
immediately after the massacre of around 80 tribals on December 23 by Songbijit faction
but the militants seemed to have vanished into thin air after that.
Army has pressed into service its 21 Division based at Rangiya, which has four brigades,
located in Goalpara, Mangaldai, Baksa and Sonitpur districts. The decision to launch
offensive operation against militant group will instill hope among the citizens.
However police and army should ensure that innocent citizen is not harassed in the
name of counter insurgency operation. At present majority of citizens are supporting
this operation against Songbijit faction of NDFB. The security forces should take
advantage of situation and go full throttle against the militant group.
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Online admission system should be introduced at DNGC
In today’s world of information and communication technology and in the greater interest
of the students communities, the authorities concerned should contemplate and think
seriously for introducing online admission system at least for the most crowded and
the largest institution of higher education in terms of enrolment. All the stake
holders and educated people of the state are fully aware of the fact that Dera Natung
Govt. College Itanagar has over 7000 thousand regular students. Because of the inadequate
infrastructure and acute shortage of man power during admission time students of
this college have to stand even 10 to 12 hours at the respective counters.
Therefore, I would like to draw the kind attention of concerned authorities and appeal
them to kindly introduce online system for admission and other academic activities
as mentioned at the earliest possible in the greater interest of students of the
state because Dera Natung Government College Itanagar is the first choice of Arunachalee
students from all district of the state. In many other states even the schools have
adopted online system- Why can’t we introduce online system in DNGC which is the
most populous institution of the state. By using technology we can solve different
types of problems faced by us. Online system will also ensure better transparency
and will make our system more scientific and full proof besides enhancing efficiency
and convenience of students. Let us use technology for youth empowerment and for
the better future of state.
Dera Natung Govt. Collage
Ready to donate land free of cost for Arun Medi City project
In reference to the news items published on 6th Dec 2014 regarding land for Arun
Medi City published in some section of local dailies, we would like to inform our
Chief Minister that people of Karsingsa Panchayat welcome the said project. The project
has been halted for more than 15 (fifteen) years, even though it is of utmost importance
for the welfare of the society. So, we the members of Panchayat along with social
workers of area would like to inform that we welcome the above project in our area.
Further, it’s worth mentioning that we are ready to donate land as per requirement
of project voluntarily i.e. free of cost within Karsingsa. Therefore, we request
the govt. of Arunachal Pradesh along with concern authorities of the project that
let us be part of development and let us make contribution for the welfare of the
12th Banderdewa Panchayat
Dreams getting killed
Through the column of your esteemed daily I would like to express that the recent
controversy of the APPSC exam is killing the hope of thousands of student. Every
student dreams of appearing the highest civil service exam of the state but now the
leakage of GS paper and suspension of 4 officials has dampened the hope of student,
especially from middle class and poor family. Every parents wish that their children
study hard, become officer and serve the state but unfortunately few seniors seem
to mislead the potential of students mostly the aspirants. They are painting the
glory of the state with corruption. Students are called "FUTURE OF THE NATION" but
considering the present scenario, future seems a distant dream. Student work hard
to get into the exam, however, sadly their dreams are battered by few seniors leaving
the aspirants with no option but to opt for hunger strike. Few seniors and concerned
citizens like Dr. Nani Bath, Jarpum Gamlin, and AAPSU are supporting the hunger strike
to be battled by UJUM PERYING. I hope influential people including various Student
Unions, Associations and Organizations come out in support of the brave student,
who is daring to stand up for her rights.
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