NESO leads stir, students hit the street in protest
against Centre’s apathy
ITANAGAR, Mar 25: Along with rest of the north-east states, hundreds of student
led by All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) today hit the street here to
join the NESO sponsored one-day sit-in protest dharna in front of Raj Bhawan here
to protest against New-Delhi’s apathy towards the NE region.
The peace rally organized by AAPSU in its solidarity to NESO in their fighting for
socio-economic and political rights of the region was started from Legi Complex and
culminated at Raj Bhawan. The students from various north-east states, studying
at North-East Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) also took part
in the rally.
Anger was clearly seen on every activist’s face as they shouted, “Go back Bangladeshi”
Repeal Armed Forces (Special Powers) Acts of 1958 and “we are Indian don’t treat
us like foreigner, we need equal treatment.” Apparently the entire north-east region
was expressing displeasure over Centre’s apathy as similar protest rally was simultaneously
organized in eight states including Sikkim.
The apex students’ organization have sent clear message to the Center to change its
attitude towards the region. In its representation to Prime Minister of India Dr.
Manmohan Singh which was submitted through the governor of the respective states
NESO reiterated its earlier demands to Center to set up a Special Education Commission
for the region in order to assess the state education in the north-east. It said
that educational policy should be relevant for the people of region taking consideration
to cultural heritage, language and history.
The organization also demanded for repealing of Armed Forces (Special Powers) Acts
of 1958, terming the act is one of most draconian legislation that Indian Parliament
has passed in its 54 years of parliament history. Further NESO gave its tough stand
on illegal migrants or Bangladeshi in the region saying that the region cannot be
grazing land of illegal migrants. It also demanded for special constitutional status
and employment policy for the north-east states. NESO also demanded government of
India to resolve the stapled visa imposed by China to people of Arunachal Pradesh
to ensure that people of the state travel to any parts of the world. Speaking to
this correspondent over the telephone NESO Advisor Dr. Samujjwal Bhattacharjya said,
“We have resentment over the government of India’s attitude towards the North-East
state”. Dr. Bhattacharjya alleged that New-Delhi’s attention is confined upto Kolkata,
and ignored NE states. He further said the entire region would stand united to fight
for equal status and treatment in terms of development and policy. “Though we (NE
people) are politically divided we will unite to fight for one cause” said NESO advisor.
He also sought cooperation and support from the government of eight north-east states
in its fight for cause of the region. NESO Chief Coordinator Pritam Sonam said that
agitation and protest will continue till the demands are met.
Arunachal Film Festival: A festival with difference
ITANAGAR, Mar 25: The first ever Arunachal Film Festival organized by the Department
of Information and Public Relations concluded here today with a brain storming interactive
session among the film makers including Producers, Directors, technicians and artists
at the sidelines of the film festival to discuss modalities for development of film
production in the state.
During the interaction, the film fraternity appreciated the Government of Arunachal
Pradesh for its novel initiative. Terming the festival as ‘momentous and historical’,
the fraternity also welcomed the state Chief Minister Nabam Tuki’s commitment to
set up a State Film Corporation and expressed that such positive action can support
the film community to grow and take state’s culture to the world audience through
Welcoming the move, the film makers also expressed hope that the structure and management
of the proposed corporation should be carried out in a well-thought out and professional
manner and set up a working group to support and suggest the government in this regard.
The film community further expressed their gratitude to the Department of Information
& Public Relations led by Secretary Indra Mallo Jain for organizing the film festival
and termed it to be a truly historic initiative, the impact of which would be appreciated
Earlier, during the formal valedictory function held at Siddhartha hall yesterday,
Chief Information Commissioner and renowned author Y D Thongchi while attending the
programme encouraged the film makers to explore in their chosen field with perseverance
and determination towards making quality films depicting the various facets of the
tribal society of the state.
Emphasizing on making quality films, Thongchi stated, ‘a good film can be watched
again and again like a good book can be read again and again.’ He said that film
making is a team effort of the entire unit and called upon the film fraternity of
all categories to contribute their best towards making technically sound film of
high repute having social values to make a place in the main stream cinema. This
would expose and promote the rich culture and high social values of the various indigenous
tribes of the state besides promoting the local talents. He also advised the film
makers to produce their film in local dialects to maintain the originality.
Highlighting on the significance of regional film production, he spoke about renowned
film directors like Satyajit Ray, Jahnu Barua and others who produced many high quality
regional films and are counted as best directors in the film industry and called
upon the film directors to shoulder their responsibility with sincerity and dedication.
On the occasion, Thongchi requested TC Teli, former minister and producer, who was
present on the occasion to invest in construction of a multiplex cinema hall with
a provision of a separate theatre for screening Arunachal Films produced by local
producers. This would be a great contribution towards the film fraternity, he added.
In his speech, former minister TC Teli stressed on preservation and documentation
of state’s culture through films. “Let Arunachal Pradesh be exposed to outside world”,
Praising the film makers for their untiring efforts towards making films, Teli, who
was the producer of some local Tele films, expressed his desire to sponsor more films
Senior Film Maker, Taro Chatung in his brief speech said that ‘it is like a dream
come true’ and hoped that the Arunachal Film festival would go a long way in facilitating
the upcoming film makers. Appreciating the initiatives of the department of Information
and Public Relations, he said, this would give fillip to the film production in the
Earlier, D. K Thungon, Director of film ‘Leh’ and Ahsan Muzid, Director of film ‘Sonam’
shared their experiences in film direction. While Thungon highlighted the immense
responsibility of a director in making a film success, Muzid spoke on the trial and
hard work put in making his film ‘Sonam’ which took a long twelve years to complete.
Thungon further added that as film making involves lots of personalities, there is
scope for vast employment avenues which could later generate state’s revenue in future.
On the occasion, Director IPR Leki Phuntso presented a brief report on the first
ever Arunachal Film festival. He said that the objective of the festival is to facilitate
a common platform to both seasoned and budding film makers and other film personalities
to interact and exchange creative ideas, besides giving them logistic support for
further promotion and development of the film making in the state. He also gave a
brief outline of the state’s first feature film ‘Mera Dharam Meri Maa’ produced by
the Government of Arunachal Pradesh.
The 3-day film festival which was extended to one more day showcased various films
and documentary productions by both enterprising individuals and government agencies
which were well received and enjoyed by the audiences. Various films including Mera
Dharam Meri Maa, Leh, Sonam, Dr Abo, Ane Ge Nyode, Fighter, Tele film Oyaa and documentaries
like - When the mist is lifted, Vision & Dream on Everester Tapi Mra and Eminent
Personalities - Mamang Dai, Lummer Dai, Kuru Hassang and Dr Tamo Mibang, besides
Rajdhani ki ser, a documentary on state’s capital were screened during the four day
Unthinkable change due to CMLMS: Sena
NAMPONG, Mar 25: “It is unexpected that our youth disinterested in work have started
working of their own after undergoing month-long training at the maiden CM’s Livelihood
Mission School here,” said Agri-Horti, Animal Husbandry & Dairy Development Minister
Because of unavoidable hitches, the functioning of the pilot project which was inaugurated
by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki in presence of National Youth Project director Dr SN
Subba Rao on October 18 last, began in December and the classes formally started
from February 1 last with two experienced faculty members.
“I never expected that the training could change the attitude of the youth so soon
to learn to earn which could make them self-reliant and independent. The CMLMS has
turned out to be a great ray of hope in tackling the increasing unemployment problem
of the state,” said a visibly happy Sena, after inspecting the school and activities
of the trainees few days ago.
The activities include self-financed poultry firm started by three trainees, vegetable
cultivation by nine others while all the 42 trainees, including 23 girls were given
practical demonstration on a regular basis by the faculty members besides taking
them to on trips for practical knowledge.
Sena was instrumental in setting up of the school after the visit of a high level
team to Sikkim at the initiative of the National Youth Project. While Sikkim from
an importer of poultry products and vegetables became exporter within 30 months by
taking up backyard poultry and kitchen garden schemes. The Melli Dara gram panchayat
with a population of 6,333 earns Rs 4 crore annually from backyard poultry alone
as witnessed by the Sena-led team. The CMLMS trainees would get ready market for
their products as Jairampur sub-division has been importing huge quantity poultry
products and vegetables from Assam’s Tinsukia district for meeting the requirements
of its population besides large number of security personnel based there, Sena reasoned.
He said it would add to the GoAP’s efforts in creating employment and the planners
keeping record may take note of it.
The CMLMS funded by Sena from his MLALAD fund aims at providing free training to
youth in the age group of 18 to 30 in two of the 18 trades identified by the NYP,
presently running the school.
DHS, APDA reach out to villagers
ITANAGAR, Mar 25: A multi-specialty Health Mela was organized by the DHS (District
Health Society) in collaboration with East Siang wing of Arunachal Pradesh Doctors’
Association (APDA) this morning at the Balek Government Secondary School covering
including adjoining population in which curative services for specialties was provided
under one umbrella.
Intensive information, education and communication activities were carried out in
the form of posters, pamphlets and announcements in the area, two days prior to the
Mela and good number of patients were examined by the experts and free pathological
tests, X-ray etc were done and free medicines were distributed to the patients during
The Mela was formally inaugurated by the Deputy Commissioner RK Mishra in presence
of JDHS Dr. Kabang Lego, MS Dr. Onik Moyong, DMO Dr. M Perme, DRCHO Dr. T Gao a team
of doctors of General Hospital, Pasighat and local leaders and villagers.
DC Mishra while appreciating the doctors said medical profession is not only a noblest
profession, it also gives an opportunity to serve the people, which can also lead
to the highest spiritual goal of life. They must work for the society selflessly,
he added. The DC advised the villagers to avail optimum benefit of the Mela and further
assured to provide one portable Ultrasound machine and also Physiotherapy facilities
Dr. Mandip Perme DMO informed that the motive of the Mela was to educate people about
the effective services available with the service providers and also to provide people
free quality health care services, with essential diagnostic tests and medicines
at the doorsteps.
A team of specialists from various departments like Medicine, Surgery, Eye, ENT,
Orthopedic, Skin, Dental, Tuberculosis, Gynecology, Homeopathy etc of General Hospital,
Pasighat enthusiastically participated and extended their services to the poor patients
through the Mela. On the occasion awareness program on detecting sex ratio, Community
campaign on School Health (SHP), Reproductive Tract Infection (RTI) and Sexually
Transmitted Infection (STI) were also conducted. (DIPRO)
LDV DC surprises his officers with a visit
ITANAGAR, Mar 25: The Deputy Commissioner of Lower Dibang Valley District, Shiv Kumar,
taking time out from his busy official work today made a surprise inspection of the
Shantipur Checkgate and Border Facilitation Counter (BFC) at Meka Tin-Ali. He was
accompanied by Jally Umpo, CO (Hq) cum Town Magistrate.
On his way to Shantipur Check Gate, DC was annoyed to find that some Non-APST persons
were travelling without ILP in a passenger utility car which was going towards Roing
town. He directed OC in charge of Shantipur Check Gate to strictly carry out checking
and do not allow any outsider without ILP to enter into the district. He informed
that a CCTV camera would be installed at the Shantipur Check Gate soon in order to
keep records of the vehicle going in and out of the district and other activities
of the check gate. He also instructed the police personnel’s at the check gate not
to allow any vehicle without carriage permit to enter into the district.
However, Police Personnel’s while apprising the Deputy Commissioner about practical
problems in the border area told that the border line between the two neighbouring
states are porous in many locations from where many outsiders can easily enter into
the district without ILP and “until and unless border areas are sealed by walls,
people will continue to come in to the district without being caught by them.” The
Deputy Commissioner also made inspection of the Border Facilitation Counter (BFC)
at Meka Tin Ali that was temporarily shifted from Shantipur Check Gate as many heavy
vehicles preferred to come via Alu-Bari Ghat through Bismatnagar-Koronu Road (along
under construction Trans-Arunachal Highway NH-52) which meets Shantipur-Roing (NH-37)
road at Meka Tin-Ali. He checked the daily register of the plying vehicles and the
entry tax realized by the tax & excise department. He asked the Inspector of Tax
& Excise, Nini Passing who was present during the inspection to collect the Entry
Tax at the time of the arrival. He also directed them to realized Tax in Advanced
from the Registered Firms that are supposed to bring taxable items and to avoid any
kind of delay tactics. He urged them to enhance their revenue generation. He also
asked the department to keep BFC, Shantipur open 24 hours by deploying atleast two
Inspector (T & E) Nini Passing, apprised the DC regarding some local problems in
realising entry tax and said, “We are encouraged by the visit of DC on the spot”
and added that the department can perform better if more security are provided to
Army locates US warplane wreckage at Lulam Gika mountains
SEPPA. Mar 25: An army patrol team led by Major Arun Kumar Tiwari of unit based at
Tenga valley, conducted a week-long patrolling on foot in one of the unexplored,
hilly treacherous terrain of East Kameng district from March 16. The Army team under
5 Mountain Division consists of two captains, fifteen Jawans and twenty porters
and was guided by Tani Bagang, JT and successfully returned to base safely at Chayangtajo
Administrative HQ. On March 21, the Indian Army Patrol could locate the crashed site
and conducted the massive hunt. During the search operation, the patrol team found
three pieces of human remains probably of pilots/co-pilots, two pieces of leather
shoes, one MMG bullet, four pieces of plane metal.
Some of the patrol team members sustained minor injuries due to heavy snow fall,
inclement weather and rough topography but the patrol team conducted the task
successfully. It is presume that the plane belongs to USA which might have crashed
during World War-II while passing through “HUMP” route. HUMP route was being used
by allied group to maintain their troops in China.
The Patrol team for Lulam Gika was flagged of by J Pertin, ADC, amidst huge gathering
at Chayangtajo on March 16.
Meanwhile, the Indian Army in collaboration with Civil Administration Chayangtajo
under operation Samaritan conducted 10-day free Medical Camp, Health and Sanitation
campaign, Games & Sports and awareness on legal issues etc which ended on March
24. All together 476 patients from various villages were benefitted. J. Pertin, ADC
appealed the people to respect the law and not to misuse their local weapons, arms
and ammunition etc. meant for protection and other purposes. He precisely explained
about provisions of protection of women against Domestic Violence Act, 2005 and
Prevention of Damages against Public Property Act. He also appealed them to follow
Right of Way at least 6 meters away on both sides of the road.
Capt. SB Sikarwar, MO, gave the tips as to how to remain healthy, do away from waterborne
diseases like Malaria, Cholera etc. He urged them to pay emphasis on Small Family
System & Child Care.
Chapo Yangfo, Advocate also spoke on the occasion about murder, rape, robbery, extortion
etc. and its legal implications. The other highlights of the programme were games
and sports competitions, Seminars, Drawing Competition etc. DIPRO
Workshop to give new thrust to rubber cultivation
ITANAGAR, Mar 25: With the GoAP attaching top priority to rubber and tea cultivation
by allotting Rs 10 crore and Rs 5 crore in 2013-14 Budget for the purpose, Rubber
Board of India chairperson Sheela Thomas is expected to arrive here on her maiden
three-day visit to the state.
She would attend the first ever awareness workshop on rubber cultivation, being organized
by trade & commerce department in collaboration with the agro gramin united (agun)
on April 7 next.
Accompanied by a technical team including joint commissioner (Rubber production)
M N Gopinath, Thomas, invited by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, would spell out the secret
behind the success of high yielding rubber in Kerala and Tripura, said agun chairman
Likha Maj, who had visited Kotayam recently on a study tour to know more about rubber.Block
cultivation is the key behind the success of the cash crop as propagated by the RBI
with the formula of 50% funding by the RBI, 40% by the state government and 10% contribution
by the farmers.
Thomas during her meeting with the chief minister is likely to take up the block
cultivation formula adopted by the RBI in other parts of the country to ensure cent
percent success, Maj said.
Rubber could trigger a new movement among the rural masses in providing a decent
livelihood while facilitating the GoAP in containing unemployment problem in the
state, said Maj, who through agun, had launched an agri-horticulture movement a
decade ago to tap state’s vast potential.
Laparoscopic camp at PHC Nampong
CHANGLANG, Mar 25: The 2nd Phase of Free Laparoscopic Camp organized by the District
Health Society, Changlang was held at PHC Nampong from 20th to 23rd March. The team
of experts led by Dr. Dilip Dutta, Gynaecologist, Dr. K.Mossang, MO (LSAS trained)
and OT team performed the Laparoscopic Ligation on 105 beneficiaries at PHC Nampong.
Dr. R. Krishnan, MO incharge. Dr (Mrs) C C Ngemu, MO and Dr. Achu Chena, MO PHC
Nampong did the general health check up of the beneficiaries. All the 21 medical
staff of PHC Nampong was engaged to carry out the different activities as designated.
The laboratory check up were done free of cost by the Laboratory Technicians of PHC
Nampong and CHC Jairampur.
The MTP were conducted on 4 pregnant women at First Trimester and simultaneously
Laparoscopic Ligation were done to all the women.
The 8 Seva Dal members of Nampong voluntarily rendered their services in shifting
the operated beneficiaries from the OT to the wards.
The medicines and consumables were distributed free of cost to all the beneficiaries.
4th Assam Rifles also extended cooperation for successful conduct of the camp.
World TB Day observed
CHANGLANG, Mar 25: “World TB Day-2013” was observed in Rang Frah Govt. College, Changlang
on March 24 in a befitting manner. Banner highlighting the Slogan like “Stop TB in
my lifetime – We want zero TB deaths along with DOTS posters and hand notes were
displayed at college auditorium of Rang Frah Govt. College, Changlang for public
awareness regarding TB on the occasion.
Addressing a community meeting held on this occasion at Rang Frah Govt. College,
Changlang, Dr. (Mrs.) M. Khimhun, DPO (RNTCP) shared her view regarding the implementation
of DOTS and also highlighted through power point presentation the cause and cure
of TB disease. She also appeals to the teachers and college students to work with
dedication and play a proactive role in TB control and create awareness among the
general public about the free availability of sputum examination & free availability
of drugs at all the PHIs. She also appraised the gathering about the emergence of
MDR-TB and the facilities given by the Govt. for treatment of MDR cases. P. G. Tago,
Associate Professor & Incharge Red Ribbon Society, RFGC, explained the purpose of
Among others M. Nomuk, Principal, RFGC, Dr. K. Mossang, MOTC, Dist. Hospital, Changlang,
RNTCP staffs and college students were present on the occasion.
The community meeting was ended with vote of thanks by Dr. K. Mossang, MOTC, Dist.
Hospital, Changlang DIPRO
Kimin rallies against TB
The World TB Day was yesterday observed at Kimin town by District Health Society
(RNTCP), Papumpare District in collaboration with State Health Society (RNTCP), Naharlagun,
The day was marked by organizing a TB awareness procession starting from APP Check
Gate, to Multipurpose Community Hall. The TB awareness procession was flagged off
by Bamang Yayu, ZPM in presence of S. Lowang, EAC (Kimin), Dr. B. Tada, Jt. DHS (TB),
Dr. M. Nyori, DDHS (TB), Dr. M. Umpo, Microbiologist, IRL Naharlagun, Dr. H. Tayo,
DTO i/c, Dr. T. Aruna, MO i/c CHC Kimin, Charu Tapiyo, ASM Chairman, ITBP Jawans,
Staffs of State TB Cell, District TB Cell, CHC Kimin, Self Help Group leaders, ASHA
and general Public.
Dr. B. Tada, Jt. DHS (TB) gave brief presentation about Tuberculosis and urged people
present to take advantage of DMC (Kimin) for diagnosis of TB instead of going to
Lakimpur/ Naharlagun. Appreciating the public participation, he stressed to the public
to be more aware of Tuberculosis and also to take complete course (DOTS). Dr. Mika
Umpo, (IRL Microbiologist) demonstrated the way TB spreads and informed about how
to control and seek treatment. He also made the public aware that there is two sites
for MDR TB Patient care in Arunachal Pradesh, one at Naharlagun and one at Pasighat.
Dr H. Tayo, DTO i/c called upon the public to take Tuberculosis seriously as there
is emergence of MDR TB and the number of such patients are increasing which is a
grave concern. He also appealed the public to take sputum test at DMC for free of
cost and to have DOTS for TB patients on free of cost. This was followed by interaction
with TB cured patients and general public. The theme of this year celebration was
“Stop TB in my life time, we want zero TB deaths”.
The programme ended with vote of thanks by Dr. T. Aruna, MO i/c CHC Kimin.
World TB day
On the occasion of World TB Day and with the theme, “stop TB in my life time”, health
awareness programme and sensitization meeting was organized in the Temple and Office
Complex of Tibetan Refugee Settlement Camp, Tezu Circle yesterday. The programme
was attended among other by Thupten Tsering, Tibetan Settlement Officer, Tezu
Dr. U.K.Nath District Programme Officer, RNTCP summed up the objective as educating
the people about Tuberculosis as a curable and preventable disease. Dr. Nath in the
meeting appealed to the TB patients to take full advantage of the ongoing DOTS under
the Revised National TB Control Programme.
Representing the district health society Dr. N. Rika DRCHO, Dr. P.K.Saikia Medical
Superintendent, Dr. J. Ado DPO (District AIDS Prevention & Control Unit) delivered
concise speech on World TB Day and spoke on the magnitude of Tuberculosis and its
impact in India’s socio-economic scenario. Apart from general public, cured TB Patients,
representative from Tibetan Medicine, five Camp leaders, DOT Providers, Government
employees, students, ASHAs, Anganwadi workers were present. Caps were distributed
to all the participants present in the meeting. DOTS posters were displayed in places
of public gatherings and Caps and sweet packets were distributed to indoor TB Patients.(DIPRO)
Cash reward stands
The cash reward of Rs 10 lakhs announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving
information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate
Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be
kept secret. The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006
Training for rural women of Siyum
ITANAGAR, Mar 25: The Catholic Mission, Siyum under Upper Subansiri district started
three months intensive tailoring course for rural women at Siyum from today. Father
Sijo Chacko, Principal of St. Vincent Pallotti School, Siyum inaugurated the course
and exhorted the trainees to use their energy positively for different skills which
will enable them to earn a better livelihood.
He underlined the importance of learning and developing various skills and said that
the training will equip the women to generate income and be more self reliant in
day to day management of household expenses. Sr. Josin, the area coordinator of
IDEA, and the organizer of the training programme said that the course is aimed to
generate various income generation opportunities for the rural women folk and stressed
that training will be a catalyst of change and empowerment in the life of village
women. 18 women trainees from the locality are being trained in this course. The
course includes basic sewing, cutting, garment design, ethnic wear weaving and
embroidery. The training programme is conducted under the aegis of the social initiative
cell of the catholic mission, Siyum.
Workshop on reading habit for children
CHANGLANG, MAR 25 : A month long workshop on Reading Habits amongst the school children
being organized at District Library Changlang. On inaugural day on March 1 around
600 students from various school of Changlang, teachers and parents participated
in the workshop.
Speaking on the occasion S.S. Choudhury, SDO(HQ), emphasized on imparting quality
education of the students for their bright future. Further, Choudhury advised the
students to keep themselves update by availing the benefit of library. He also appealed
the parents to send their children to Library so that can develop reading habit for
knowledge and wisdom.
The District Library & Information Officer Changlang, G. S. Awasthi, explained the
aims and objectives of the workshop. He said, the workshop is one step forward to
inculcate reading habits and use of the Library for their all round development.
IMT cum buyers and sellers meet held
DAPORIJO, Mar 25: The DIC, Daporijo has successfully conducted a week-long Industrial
Management Training (IMT) cum Buyers & Sellers Meet from March 20 to 25.
In the IMT cum Buyers & Sellers Meet more than 60 participants from the 5 Assembly
Constituency were participated. Tuli Basar, DDI Daporijo welcomed all participants
and guest faculties and highlight the importance of IMT cum Buyers & Sellers.
Minto Siga, Assistant Controller of Legal Metrology & Weight & Measure, Jumni Ligu,
Labour & Employment Officer, Dr. B. Pal, District Research Officer, Tuli Basar, Deputy
Director of Industries, and John Rai, Economic Investigator were the resource persons
of the programme.
S. Timba, District Planning Officer Daporijo distributed certificates to all participants
and advised them to practically use the knowledge gained in the week-long programme.
Don’t grant bail to accused: NWS
ITANAGAR, Mar 25: The Neelam Welfare Society (NWS) in its executive body meeting
held today has taken exception to the section of media house for publishing name
of the family member of Joram rape case victim. Society has condemned such act of
The NWS has requested Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police Lower Subansiri
district to immediately arrest the wife of the alleged accused for her part in the
Further they appealed to the district magistrate not to grant bail to the accused
as it rarest of the rare criminal act which needs to be exemplary punished. Society
has also called upon relatives of the accused not to lobby for his release as such
act of theirs will directly encourage him to continue criminal activities in the
future too. The NWS urged district administration to pass an order to immediately
shut-down Bomi English School, Joram. Meanwhile, Lower Subansiri District Superintendent
of Police in a release today said that the alleged accused Joram Punio who was arrested
on March 24 in connection with Ziro Police Station Case No.15/2013 U/S 376(2)(f)/342/201
IPC was produced before the Judicial Magistrate 1st Class Ziro today and he has been
remanded to Judicial custody.
Marde hails govt. for approving Independent ADC Hq
ITANAGAR, Mar 25: Deputy Chairman of State Planning Board Takar Marde today hailed
the state government for approving to upgrade Dumporijo EAC headquarter to independent
ADC headquarter which will be at Kora-Ne near Digbak village. Marde further hoped
that up-gradation will immensely benefitted to the people of circle and district
ITANAGAR, Mar 25: There is no question of misuse of SSA fund by increasing the total
enrollment of number of students in West Siang district, said West Siang district
deputy director of school education today.
Reacting to a news items issued by Adi Students Union, Itanagar and published in
this daily on March 25 under the headline “Union claims irregularities in Mid-Day
Meal scheme,” the DDSE today clarified that there are 552 schools in the district
(EGS/community schools -197, primary -255 and Upper Primary – 100). Terming the
news item baseless and unauthentic, the DDSE further clarified that total enrollment
in primary section for the session 2012-13 is 20,950, out of which 20,819 are approved
and in Upper Primary it is 8038 and 7223 approved in the district and the Govt has
sanctioned fund accordingly.
‘Stop earth cutting’
ITANAGAR, Mar 25: Barapani Welfare Committee (BWC) in a letter to Capital Complex
deputy commissioner appealed him to stop earth cutting at the proposed Gandhi colony
above the Barapani colony by some persons. It said that ongoing earth cutting be
stopped till the erection of protection wall for the safety of the people living
in lower areas. The BWC in its letter further said that the people of Lower Barapani
area are living with constant fear since the beginning of earth cutting as it may
cause landslide during rainy season.
8 houses gutted
ITANAGAR, Mar 25: At least eight houses were gutted down in a fire mishap at Dumporijo
town around 4 am today. This was informed by the Dumporijo Bazaar Welfare Society
in a release.
The Society appealed to the concerned authority to provide immediate relief to the
Expressing concern over the repeated fire mishap and non-availability of fire station,
the Society also appealed to the authorities to take immediate step for setting up
of a fire station at Dumporijo town.
The name of “Nanyi Mete” SHG was wrongly mentioned as “Nyami Mete” in a news item
published in this daily on March 25 edition. Unexpected error is highly regretted.
This daily would like to clarify that in the news item published on March 25 under
the headline “Alleged rapist arrested”, one of the victim’s family member name was
erroneously mentioned without any intention to hurt the image of anyone. We deeply
regret the inadvertent error.
251 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to pen down my long felt grievances before
the eye of Education minister and head of Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimukh.
English is our state’s official language. It is a universal language & has no
limited scope. It has scope beyond the international boundary across the world. But
the authority of Rajiv Gandhi University is little bit neglecting the importance
of this subject/language. If the seats of Hindi, which also falls under the Department
of language can be raise to 45 then why not English’s?. Why English is marginalize
to 40 seats only? What is the problem in balancing the seat? Are the govt. & the
RGU authority trying to replace the official language of state to Hindi by giving
more seats to Hindi? I am not against department of Hindi and do understand its vital
role in the state. But I do strongly protest for the biasness in seat allotment due
to which our state’s official language is marginalized. As it is our official language,
majority aspire to do further study in this field but there is very few seat provided
in our lone University. Out of 40 seats only 24 seats are reserved for ST (60%).
Where shall the students go for further study? If we cannot compete in our jungle
state then how can we be in metropolitan city to grab a seat?
Therefore I earnestly request the government & the authority of RGU to look into
the matter sincerely & frame a solution to lessen our grievances.
B. Nirin, DNGC
What is delaying Trans-Arunachal highway project?
Through your esteemed daily I would like to highlight few words regarding the ongoing
Trans-Arunachal Highway (TAH) project. The two lane Trans-Arunachal Highway project
which was announced by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on 31st January, 2008 on
his maiden visit to the State is scheduled to be completed by June, 2016. The road
which starts from Tawang in Western Arunachal Pradesh will connect Kanubari in Eastern
Arunachal Pradesh. Since its announcement made in 2008 to till date it has already
been passed 5(five) years and so far the work done is very little i.e. surveying
and measurement of Highway land affected part only. So, my question to the concerned
authority and State Govt, is that, when will the rest of the works start? And will
the Trans-Arunachal Highway project be able to complete by 2016?
If things go on in the same speed then surely this long awaited dream of having Trans-
Arunachal Highway by the people of the State will have to wait for more than a decade.
The said project is one of the most important ongoing projects of the State, but
why the people of the State are not paying interest in this regard? Why they don’t
pressurize the State Govt, to expedite the ongoing project? The reason for delaying
of the said work is either the State Govt, is not pursuing the matter to the Center
for early completion of the said project or the Center Govt, is reluctant to work
for our State.
My sole aim of writing this piece of article is to awake the State Govt, as well
as the people of the State about ongoing said project because many a times it so
happened that the State Govt, fails to fulfill the demand of the common people because
no one raises voice against such delay. We cannot expect any developmental activities
to take place in the State until & unless there is well-knit road connectivity to
all the districts. Besides, apart from road transport system there is no other substitute
means of transport like water transport, railways, airways and so on in our State.
As per the provision of part-1 of the "LAND COMPENSATION ACT 1973"provides that compensation
can be claimed by residents who own and occupy property that has been reduced in
value by physical factors such as caused by public works.
Hence, I on behalf of the entire Land Affected owner in the State would like to request
the concerned authority and State Govt, to disburse land compensation to those land
affected owners as early as possible and expedite the ongoing project. We hope that
very soon we will have proper road connectivity to all the districts in the State.
Student of DNG, College Itanagar,
Yobin’s deserve ST
It is very much surprising to know that the tribe “YOBIN” is new to the ears of many
Arunachalee People. Yes, it may be so because this tribe is small in number and have
been residing in a very remote of corner of Arunachal Pradesh at Vijaynagar which
is locally called Dawodi. One has to walk five days to reach from the nearest town
However this tribe Yobin or Lisu is not a new to many of us especially to me, as
per my knowledge they are one of the aboriginal tribe dwelling in Vijaynagar since
time immemorial. Yobins or Lisus were there even before India got Independence from
the British rule.
Amazingly! Yet true!! One of the descendent of Yobins named Akhiya went down from
Dawodi which is now called vijaynagar to get a permit from the then British officer(DC)
Lakhimpur, Dated,23/04/1942(document proof).But it is very unfortunate for the Yobins
that they are told to have migrated to Dawodi(now vijaynagar) around 1960s.
After knowing all the fact about ‘Yobin’ and the problems they have been facing of
being excluded or neglected as one of the Indigenous tribe of Arunachal Pradesh,
it saddened my heart and forced me to bring out this article.
Despite knowing that the Yobins are one of our brother tribe, their outcry is never
heeded nor heard. I am of the view that among many their demand for ST is genuine
and legitimate. Seeing the current situation I am very much hurt to say that Yobins
are still categorized with the settlers in Vijayanagar like Gorkhas or like of the
refugees. I would like to appeal everyone who knows and have knowledge about Yobins
to come out and support to this small and helpless tribe.
Harassment of consumers
Now a day’s LPG Gas Agency of Hapoli is asking for filling up of one new form at
the time of refilling or while getting new connection. At this, I would like to bring
to the attention of the district administration towards the problem being faced by
the common public in filling that form. In the new form, for identify verification,
common public are being asked to get sign of an Advocate.
I do not understand on what basis and logic this norm has been made. Usually identity
verification is made by the panchayat leader for villager, HOD for govt. servant
and Bazaar committee for the businessman.
How an advocate can verify the person, who do not know him/her at all. But above
mention people can easily verify the identity of people, because they regularly interact
with them. Besides from where the poor villagers will find an advocate?
The bad part of this story is that some advocate are demanding Rs 500 to Rs 1000
as their fee from innocent and poor public for putting just one sign on that form.
Therefore I appeal to the district administration kindly rectify this problem soon.
If can’t, then please appoint one Govt. Advocate for every area and strictly instruct
them not to demand any kind of fee.
Koloriang needs a facelift
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of concerned MLA
and Panchayat leaders of kurung kumey District towards the pathetic condition of
District Headquarter Koloriang.
As a layman, I don’t know how much development funds was pump in or allocated for
infrastructural development of Koloriang. But one glance at District Headquater,
tell us how development has taken back seat. You go to any department it screams
loud for attention and some development work.
Most of the government employees are working their duty from out of station. The
only valid reason being the lack of govt. quarters and scarcity of accommodation.
It is worth mentioning here that the dilapidated circuit house is also always occupied
by some big contractors/public leaders in absence of lack of accommodation.
Most important building like DC office is also in very bad shape, and if timely renovation
or new building is not constructed soon, it is generally fear that it will collapse
soon. And the plight of Koloriang denizen is such that they have to buy one match
box for Rs.3/-(three) and it’s no wonder, such price rise is really hitting hard
upon poor people who are already deprived of so many things. It is my earnest request
to the concerned elected representative to take the matter seriously and do some
face lift work of koloriang (Headquarter), before it turn to semblance.
Sri Lanka flays UN resolution
The resolution against Sri Lanka adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council
recently is potentially damaging the regional relationships and South Asian Solidarity,
Special Envoy for Human Rights Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said.
Expressing strong opposition against the resolution 22/1 on Promoting reconciliation
and accountability in Sri Lanka, the Minister noted that the US sponsored resolution
is based on the Resolution 19/2 of 2012 which was not recognized by Sri Lanka.
Speaking against the resolution that welcomed the report by the UN High Commissioner
for Human Rights, the Minister pointed out that although the earlier resolution calls
for the High Commissioner and relevant special procedures mandate holders to consult
and concur with the Sri Lankan government on implementing measures recommended by
the resolution, the Office of the High Commissioner prepared its report recommending
measures without consulting the government.
The High Commissioner's report presented to the Council on March 20 is flawed and
contains factual inaccuracies, the Minister said adding that the report has exceeded
the mandate given by the UNHRC.
In conclusion, the Minister stressed that those genuinely concerned on the future
well-being of Sri Lanka's people should encourage the country in its ongoing reconciliation
rather than single it out for disproportionate attention in the Council.