ITANAGAR, Mar 15: A team of officials from state tourism department conducted a training
programme for police personnel to sensitize them on some key issues on tourism In
view of the ensuing Arunachal Spring Festival-2015 at Pasighat. Key topics like importance
of tourism, role of police in providing security to visiting tourists, entry formalities
etc. were explained with special focus on “Athithi Devo Bhava”.
Besides the subject of tourism, a refresher course on disaster management, first
aids etc were also imparted to the participating police personnel by DDMO, Pasighat
and Medical officer.
The team of Tourism officials was headed by ADT HRD, Bengia Manna Sonam along with
all the officials stationed at Pasighat for the ensuing festival.
BJP president to visit Arunachal in Apr 18
ITANAGAR, Mar 15: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President Amit Shah will
visit Arunachal Pradesh on April 18.
Besides addressing a public rally, he will attend various party programmes during
his maiden visit to the state, informed state BJP.
Prior to his visit, party’s National General Secretary Ram Madhav will also arrive
in the state in the last week of March and attend the ‘Pradesh Karyakarta Sammelan’
and other party programmes.
APCA condemns rape of Nun
ITANAGAR, Mar 15: Arunachal Pradesh Catholic Association (APCA) has strongly condemned
the recent incident of gang rape of 72 year old nun in Ranaghat Convent, West Bengal.
Describing the incident as inhumane, APCA appealed to the government of West Bengal
to give the culprits exemplary punishment.
The Catholic community of Arunachal prayed for immediate recovery of the Nun.
One dies in hit and run case
PASIGHAT, Mar 15: In a suspected hit and run case, a 23-yr-old girl was found dead
in 3-mile area, Pasighat last evening. The girl was later identified as Bunu Chetry.
N Riba, OC Pasighat informed that police immediately rushed to the spot after receiving
information from the police personnel on duty at 4-mile check gate at around 7.17
pm last evening. Postmortem was done today and police is waiting for the report for
The police suspected it as a hit and run case and has begun investigation.
Bir Bahadur Chetry, brother of the victim has already lodged an FIR in this regard
and informed that the deceased was recently working at Rengging village near Pasighat
Township for teak plantation on daily wage basis.
Meanwhile, DC Nidhi Srivastava expressed shock and pain over the tragic death. She
said, ‘such incident usually happens due to negligence and can be avoided if we obey
the traffic rules. People spread rumor and try to breach law and order misguiding
the society. Such activities may bring disrepute to our century old town and action
can be taken under appropriate laws against the trouble makers’. DIPRO
Foreign tourists get stuck at Rly station
ITANAGAR, Mar 15: Two foreign tourists, who arrived here by train this morning, were
reportedly stuck for some hours at Naharlagun Railway Station for not possessing
Protected Area Permit (PAP).
Two foreign tourists, one Dutch and another Swedish, were stuck at Arrival Lodge
at Naharlagun Railway Station as they did not possess PAP. They were handed over
to M/s Mercy Tour & Travel, Itanagar for necessary help and assistance in getting
Later, PAPs for the tourist duo were arranged with the help of Director Tourism Karma
Leki. Later, they proceeded to Pasighat to attend the Arunachal Spring Festival.
While informing this, the proprietor cum managing Director of M/s Mercy Tour & Travel,
Tadar Robin urged the Railway department to give necessary information regarding
the requirement of PAP/RAP for foreign tourist(s) visiting the state overleaf the
train ticket as done for domestic tourists so that no tourist visiting the state
faces such kind of embarrassing situation.
AGSU cries foul, Court gives stay order
ITANAGAR, Mar 15: Claiming that there was foul play in the selection process of Psychologist
post which was conducted by the Deputy Commissioner cum Chairman District Health
Society under National Health Mission on 27th February 2015, the All Galo Students
Union (AGSU) demanded for immediate cancellation of the appointment.
In a press statement, AGSU claimed that genuine applicant Dagrik Gara was the lone
candidate shortlisted by the District Medical Officer on 27th February 2015, however
another candidate was appointed out of the blue.
The union questioned how come the authority allowed other candidate to appear in
the interview whereas Gara was the only candidate shortlisted in the qualified list.
It further added that the last date of submission of application of the said post
was on 19th February 2015. It threatened to file criminal case against the authority,
the District Health Society Pasighat in particular if it fails to deliver justice.
Meanwhile, Itanagar Bench of Guahati High Court issued a stay order for appointment
of the said post till the further order.
AR constructs community hall, toilet blocks for villagers
CHINGHAN, Mar 15: Assam Rifles located at Khonsa has constructed a community hall
for the locals of Chinghan village under the Military Civic Action Programme – “OP
SAMARITAN’’ project 2014-15. Jenlong Lowang, the chief and Kampong Halong, GB of
Chinghan village inaugurated the community hall in presence of the villagers.
Chinghan village is situated along the remote border of Myanmar.
The long awaited need of the local people has been fulfilled with the inauguration
of the community hall which serves as a platform for the youth and old alike. The
villagers expressed gratitude to the unit of Assam Rifles for its yeoman service
and contribution to their village along the border belt with Myanmar.
The AR also constructed two toilets blocks at Chingkui village under its Op Samaritan
project. The gesture of providing toilet blocks has been in sync with the Swachh
Bharat Abhiyan. Manney Kamhua, a 108 years old resident of the Chingkui village inaugurated
Dist unit DDPYK conference held
ITANAGAR, Mar 15: The 4th general conference of Donyi Polo Yelam Kebang (DDPYK) of
Namsai district committee concluded at Adi Ningroo village of Namsai sub-division
Attending the concluding day of the conference, retired officer (IAS) Tape Bagra
explained the need for preserving the diverse culture and traditions.
Various activities of the Kebang were discussed and future plans and strategies during
the three days conference.
Troupes from Gangings of Lohit and Namsai presented cultural programmes.
A new committee of DDPYK was also constituted for three years in the conference which
was attended by delegates from Lohit and Namsai.
ASU for indoor stadium at Subansiri stadium
ITANAGAR, Mar 15: Apatani Students’ Union (ASU) has appealed to the department concerned
to start the construction works of Indoor Stadium at Subansiri Stadium, the only
site well suited for the purpose.
ASU in a representation to Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner stated that a meeting
was held under chairmanship of MLA Tage Taki on February 4 regarding construction
of the indoor stadium. The meeting gave 20 days to find an alternative site for the
project. However, no alternative site has been found during that period. Subsequently,
go ahead signal for construction of the stadium was given, the representation said.
The students’ union has appealed to all unions, NGOs not to interfere in the construction
of the stadium. It further urged the contractor concerned to complete the project
in time as per the DPR by maintaining quality.
Training prog at CHF Psg
ITANAGAR, Mar 15: Dean of College of Horticulture and Forestry (CHF), Pasighat, Dr.
AK Pandey emphasized on growing genetically modified crops for development of agriculture
Addressing the inauguration programme on methods in microbial biotechnology at CHF,
Pasighat yesterday, Dr. Pandey said that cultivation of transgenic crops like Golden
Rice, BT Cotton and BT Brinjal etc. can make the miracle in the development of agriculture
Dr. Pandey also highlighted the inception of biotechnology in India and how the biotechnological
tools can be used in increasing the productivity as well as the quality of various
crops and their varieties.
He also informed about application of bio fertilizers such as PSB, VAM, Rhizobium
culture etc in organic farming. He also discussed about the application of microbial
biotechnology in bioremediation, removal of oil spillage, control of water pollution
The training is conducted by the Department of Basic Science and Humanities under
Institutional Biotechnology Hub with a objective to create biotechnological awareness,
popularizing the biotechnological knowhow among the undergraduate, postgraduate students
and academicians on application and importance of microbes in science especially
Earlier, Siddhartha Singh, Course Director and Assistant Professor, Biochemistry,
emphasized on application of microbial biotechnology in pharmaceuticals, agriculture,
horticulture and medicine for developing vaccines to prevent various diseases, and
GM crops to improve the quality of products suitable for international trade.
A total of 45 trainees are attending the four days. All the faculty members, technical
staff of the College of Horticulture & Forestry, Pasighat were present in inaugural
session. The training programme is sponsored by the Department of Biotechnology,
Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India.
Arunachal to turn a prosperous state soon: Rijiju
RONO HILLS, Mar 15: The eight North Eastern states, particularly Arunachal Pradesh
would witness tremendous development during the next four years with the central
government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi adopting a paradigm shift to accelerate
the development process, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said today.
Addressing the Festival of Unity - the Arunachal Panorama at the Rajiv Gandhi University
here, Rijiju said that as per 14th Finance Commission recommendations, Arunachal
will get four times higher allocation but feared if the state had the capacity to
absorb such huge funds. He said funds allocated are surrendered while utilisation
certificates remain pending all the times.
The border trade will begin at Moreh (Manipur), Pangsau Pass and Tawang (in Arunachal),
the BSNL will provide broadband facilities within a year and all Arunachal villages,
irrespective of population will be linked by road by 2019.
Expressing concern that the state imported the menace of bandh culture from Assam
to turn it into a land of associations and unions, he blamed the past rulers, seniors
and himself for misgovernance, adding that the character of politicians' reflect
Calling on the Rajiv Gandhi University to develop a pan-Arunachal identity, Rijiju
said that the institution is not only a centre of excellence, but also a symbol of
unity that could become the guiding force for state building. For this, he added,
the academicians could play a vital role.
"Intolerance is the greatest enemy of Arunachal with the locals only identifying
themselves on clan lines. If Nagamese is the unifying factor for Nagas, Arunachalees
have to evolve a pan-Arunachalee identity as their unifying symbol," he reasoned.
Exhorting the varsity community to work for the higher global ranking for the RGU
with conviction and commitment and to achieve the goal by not only producing job
seekers, but also producing job givers, he said, "We cannot remain a consumer state,
but have to be a producer one."
Admitting that the people of the NE are racially discriminated in the mainland because
of ignorance, he said students of the region studying in the mainland have been assured
of protection through the amendments of the IPC and the CrPC.
However, he called upon the youth to prove their mettle like Olympics medalist boxer
Mary Kom to get recognised, instead of craving for it.
"As the RGU nurtures knowledge, you could pitch in to assist the GoAP finding solutions
to numerous nagging problems," the state's Horticulture Parliamentary Secretary,
Mutchu Mithi, said, adding "You have the capability to shape state's destiny. A united
Arunachal as envisioned would not be possible if we don't think uniformly and talk
univocally". "Voice your concerns in a positive manner and grab the opportunities
after passing out of the varsity, as the state is heading for progress and prosperity,"
Earlier, RGU Vice Chancellor Professor Tamo Mibang said the platform, conceived by
former Arunachal University Vice Chancellor Professor Atul Sharma to develop a pan-Arunachal
identity, would facilitate the youth to promote, preserve and protect their rich
cultural heritage while strengthening the canvas of unity and diversity.
He hoped the youth would rise to the occasion to achieve the goal to strengthen the
national unity by emulating the ideals of Rijiju, a role model for the state's youth.
The festival got off to a colourful start with colourful cultural presentation, reflecting
the ‘unity in diversity’ spirit of state’s numerous tribes.
Arunachal asks for approving 2000-km Tawang-Vijaynagar Road
Itanagar, Mar 15: Arunachal Pradesh has urged the Centre to approve the proposed
2,000-km road from Tawang to Vijaynagar to provide connectivity to the border areas
along the McMohan line by declaring it as National Highway.
State PWD Minister Gojen Gadi made the plea during a meeting with Union Minister
of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju at New Delhi yesterday, an official release
said here today.
Pointing out that a concept paper with provision for consultancy services to cost
Rs 63 crore has already been submitted to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highway
(MoRTH), Gadi requested immediate sanction besides fund provision for preparing the
DPR on priority.
Gadi also made similar request to declare the proposed 431-km East-West Industrial
Corridor Highway along the foothill areas from Bhairabkund to Rukshin as NH with
a fund provision of Rs 8.50 crore for consultancy services.
Both the roads are pet projects of Rijiju, which he had announced here in July 2014.
Gadi also reiterated his request for sanctioning eight un-awarded road projects of
the total 22 to the state PWD as the physical progress of 14 ongoing schemes was
about 71 per cent with a target to complete within a year.
If the eight projects are awarded to the National Highway and Infrastructure Development
Corporation (NHIDC) Ltd, the two divisions created by the PWD for speedy execution
of 14 projects would be left with no work and create imbalance in placement of engineers
and staff, he justified in his humble submission, the communiqué informed.
He urged for release of balance Rs 54.02 crore for 11 ongoing projects within this
fiscal for completion of work on time. PTI
Enquiry into alleged violation of guidelines demanded
ITANAGAR, Mar 15: All Arunachal Agriculture/Horticulture Inputs Suppliers Registered
Dealership Association (AAAHISRDA) has demanded formation of an enquiry committee
to investigate into the alleged violation of Govt’s guidelines/notification in implementation
of Agriculture/Horticulture Inputs of various schemes in the state.
In a complaint letter to the Agriculture and Horticulture Minister, the AAAHISRDA
alleged that the DAOs of Tawang, Changlang, DAOs and DHOs of Roing, Yingkiong, Khonsa
and DHOs Pasighat, Changlang had violated the Arunachal Pradesh Govt guidelines/notification
vide No. AGRI/PLAN-2/2012-13 Dt Itanagar, the 23rd July' 2012 for implementing the
schemes like NFSM/CMMP/RKVY/ Etc. Claiming that the genuine firms holders were deprived,
the Association demanded action against the defaulters within 10 days to avoid
any democratic protest.
The Association alleged that DAO/DHO of other districts had selected more than 100
firms with valid documents for supplying of departmental inputs, but the offices
of DAO/DHO mentioned above have selected only few numbers of firms by means of 'pick
and choose' without floating open tender. As an example the Association cited the
office of the DAO, Changlang which has reportedly selected only 6 firms. Moreover,
it said that non-APST firms were also entertained depriving the local registered
dealers and unemployed educated youths.
Poppy cultivation in Mebo jungle destroyed
PASIGHAT, Mar 15: Continuing its drive against the opium trade in East Siang district,
a joint team of police and administrative officials accompanied by women members
of Adi Baane Kebang (ABK) recently conducted operation in the jungles of Mebo and
destroyed a large area under Poppy cultivation.
The team led by Mebo Circle Officer, Arvind Panging with the help of Ngopok village
gaon burahs trekked inside the jungle in between Ngopok and Siluk villages under
Mebo sub-division and destroyed Poppy plants in five different locations.
The team earlier conducted raid in Mebo area and seized huge quantity of hooch, narcotics
and harmful tobacco products from the possession of the shopkeepers in rural areas.
The latex of Poppy (raw opium) and dried leaves of ganja (bhang) are commonly used
as drugs, smoked or chewed for euphoric effect. After opium, ganja is reportedly
cultivated in Mebo area which is supplied to different places through peddlers.
MLA calls for peaceful coexistence
Central Ali Aye Ligang celebration concludes at Jonai
PASIGHAT, Mar 15: Pasighat West MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary (Industry) Tatung
Jamoh called upon the people of Assam and Arunachal to maintain cordial relations
to ensure communal harmony in the boundary areas.
Attending the concluding programme of 61st-Central Ali Aye Ligang celebration at
Jonai near here today, Jamoh urged the people of both sides to foster unity and integrity
for socio-economic development of the boundary area.
“The communities living at both sides should extend cooperation to each other in
case of any needs. Problems such as communal tension and disputes should be solved
through proper negotiation”, said Jamoh.
Stressing on the need for preservation of traditional cultures for ethnic identity,
Jamoh urged the Mising youths to shoulder responsibility in preserving their traditional
The MLA suggested the Mising youths to refrain from consumption of alcohol, narcotic
and other harmful substances. Citing some initiatives of the woman activists of Adi
Baane Kebang (ABK) in the Siang district, Jamoh requested the woman folk to come
forward to uproot the evil practices from the society. He also appealed to the parents
and guardians to guide their growing children in right direction.
Orgs, volunteers distribute relief, reconstruct dwelling house
ITANAGAR, Mar 15: A dwelling house of a police constable Ramge Tayam was destroyed
in a fire mishap at Chimpu (Itanagar) on March 13 last. There was no report of any
casualty. However, the fire devoured the kitchen shed, bathroom and partially damaged
the house along with household properties including local ornaments.
A few hours later, several voluntary groups and organizations visited the fire-affected
family with relief materials and some volunteers actively participated in a mass
social service to rebuild the damaged structures.
While Arunachal Greenery Society led by its vice chairperson Moromi Kino Tayam and
Jiji Jillen Welfare Society chief adviser Tesi Jillen distributed relief items and
Papu Valley Women Welfare Society team led by Monu Cheri Techi contributed some cash
as immediate relief of the fire-affected family. A group of volunteers comprising
Jilen brothers and Tayam brothers from Capital Complex jointly conducted a social
service to reconstruct the damaged structures. Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism
Mama Natung also visited the fire-affected family and donated some cash as immediate
Meanwhile, AAPSU finance secretary Suraj Tayam, who led the Tayam brothers at the
social service, criticized the fire brigade for allegedly responding to the fire
call 1½ hours late and urged upon the authority concerned to seriously look into
such lapses. He also appealed the state Govt to provide immediate relief to the affected
Tea Board organizes workshop for small tea growers
ITANAGAR, Mar 15: Tea Board organized awareness programmes on the Plant Protection
Code as well as ‘Scientific Cultivation of Tea for small tea growers of the state
at a tea garden at Upper Jumi village near Kimin on March 13 and Sonajuli yesterday.
The workshop dwelt on tea pest management, including use of pesticide, storage, transportation
and disposal of pesticide containers.
The awareness programmes also aimed at helping the small tea growers to face no problem
in supplying green leaves to BLF from coming season.
The small tea growers were also imparted training on various scientific aspects of
tea cultivation such as new planting, tipping, plucking, pests and disease management,
IPM practices in controlling major pests of tea, young tea and mature tea fertilization
etc by Tea Board officials from Itanagar as well as North Lakhimpur.
Bapi Techi, a prominent grower of Sonajuli said that tea cultivation being a very
scientific agriculture the STGs must update their knowledge through such workshops.
Taba Taro, a prominent tea grower urged the youths to take up tea cultivation in
the locality area as a good source of livelihood.
Earlier, Tana Tad, District Secretary of the Arunachal Pradesh Small Tea Growers’
Association explained the aims and objective of the workshop.
More than 80 growers, progressive farmers of Upper Jumi, Kamasaki, Kimin, Kakoi,
Durpang, Sonajuli etc attended the awareness programme cum workshop.
Transform strictures of NERPAP into reality, DC asks officers
BOMDILA, Mar 15: West Kameng Deputy Commissioner AK Singh has urged the administrative
officers to transform the strictures of the National Electoral Rolls Purification
and Authentication Programme (NERPAP) into reality involving all the stake holders
in their respective segments.
Taking serious note of the lackadaisical attitude of the political parties at a meeting
on NERPAP here today, Singh directed the administrative officers to ensure appointment
of booth level agents by the political parties in their respective assembly constituency
The DC Singh spoke at length on the objectives of the NERPAP, the methodology of
Aadhar feeding, preparatory activities, role of the EROs, AEROs and Dos, BLOs, partnership
with the stakeholders, work plan and the monitoring and submission of the time bound
As of date, 56 percent has been achieved under NPR in the district. The second round
would begin on March 20 with all the logistic support from the concerned administrative
officers in the remaining areas.
The Deputy Commissioner urged the administrative officers to vigorously pursue the
Chief Minister’s Universal Health Insurance Scheme for the welfare of the people
and to ensure proper conduct of the ongoing CBSE examination.
The meeting was attended by the EROs, AEROs, BLOs, DF&CSO, DSO (Stat), service providers
for the Biometric enrolment for Aadhar cards and others. DIPRO.
It is nice to see people having varied discussion about the decision of the state
government in regards to renaming of important government structures in the name
of former state leaders. It is unfortunate to know that Congress led state government
has no regards for ancestor of Tani group of tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. Abo Tani
is our supreme commander, god, father and everything for kind information. This immature
decision of the state government to remove the name of Abo Tani by naming former
state leader in its place is not a wise decision as nobody is above Abo Tani for
us. This decision of the State Government has deeply hurt our sentiments as it is
a direct insult to that tribe whose ancestor is Abo Tani. State government should
rather encourage and support scholars to do research on Abo Tani as he was considered
one of the intelligent men on earth.
Further naming of any important government structures should not be judged by name
rather we should honour only those former state leaders who have contributed selflessly
for the development of the society and state irrespective of any party one may belong
to (Mango or Apple etc). Moreover by not remembering former state leaders like Baken
Pertin, T.C Teli and others on party line, the state government has somewhat hurt
Mr. Debia Muj,
Mr. Nabam Tado,
An appeal for help
Through your esteemed daily I on behalf of All Lego Youth Welfare Society (ALYWS)
would like to make an appeal to the member of our society. Smti Api Lego, W/o Shri.
Ning Lego has suffered kidney failure and is currently admitted at Down Town Hospital,
Guwahati. She is currently in ICU and battling for survival. We ALYWS appeal to all
the Lego family residing in various parts of Arunachal Pradesh to kindly contribute
as their capacities for her treatment.
Let’s make our beautiful state a land of ‘Paradise’
I feel happy to be born in this state of ours where everything we need have been
made available by the Almighty God.
Indeed, we have been blessed with abundant rivers and rivulets, highest flora and
fauna, deep forest of varied species and commercially valued mineral and Mining,
Cement Oil etc. Above these, mesmerizing natural beauty with unique landscape like
plateau, small hills and Himalayan ranges on the top. Nature has truly endowed our
people with a deep sense of beauty which finds delightful expression in their songs,
dances and unique crafts.
The land is so vast with thin population comprising of many tribes and varied fascinating
cultures. The people are also very honest, hospitable, compassionate, soft spoken
and innocent. In every state level event, rich cultural items of various tribes are
being exhibited which mesmerize the audience.
However with the advent of modernity and developmental activities, our people have
abruptly changed. People have become so aggressive, greedy and over ambitious that
even close friends turn bitter enemy and do not hesitate to use lethal weapons to
kill each other or brutally injure. Many people have learnt how to earn easy money
by threatening officers without doing anything and looting business communities.
In the event of floating tenders, many will start campaigning the Minister, MLAs
and concerned officers to help them get the contract work but never complete the
work as per specification or DPR. After securing the tender, the contractors shall
apply his best technique to get the bill passed without having done the work as per
the terms and conditions of the works. This is the main cause of slow developmental
activities in our state. All these happen because of lack of sense of belongingness
and over ambition. Those people who do not get contract or supply work, they adopt
easy method of collecting forceful donation from various officers particularly engineers
and business communities on various pretexts. These criminal and immoral activities
are quite disturbing and create fear psychosis in every one's mind. No engineers
or officers dealing with financial matters are willing to sit in the office in fear
of physical assault, misbehaviour, abuses and forceful demand. Even in the capital
itself where police are available, people are not secured.
Even the press who maintain neutrality are not spared which is not heard of in other
states. Thus our state once called a land of peace is turning to be a land of horror
and disturbances which is a serious concern for the people who want development and
Arunachalees who were once called peace loving people can emulate the hospitality
of Thailand. Until and unless tourism sector is fully developed with required infrastructures
and people are hospitable, the economic condition of our rural people shall remain
In the recent past, there was a report of snatching cameras, imposing huge fine on
slight touch of vehicles and rude behavior. Such incidents are very unfortunate
and have negative impacts in the mind of tourists.
I appeal my fellow brethrens to use available resources judiciously with feelings
of belongingness. We also need to change our rude and unethical behavior and learn
ethical values to attract more tourists.
Tax and Excise
An unfortunate walkout
Legislative assembly being the topmost institution in a parliamentary democracy wherein
issues and policies affecting the lives of people of the state, are discussed, debated
and solutions arrived at, it is extremely unfortunate on the part of the so called
disciplined BJP to boycott the entire proceeding of the assembly. Such a tactics
is nothing but a cruel joke played on the public who have elected them to represent
their grievances and aspirations. The irresponsible behaviors of the legislators
are unpardonable especially considering the fact that the same party has the mandate
of the people at the centre Government. Instead of throwing lights as to what the
legislators have done to ensure bigger allocations with the help their party MP cum
State Ministry of Home Affairs Govt. of India Kiren Rijiju, the party MLAs have decided
to shy away from their responsibilities. The negative tactics such as non release
of funds on the flimsy ground of non submission of UCs for a project by the state
Govt is doing no good to the people of the state. The fact of the matter is that
the BJP supreme of Arunachal Pradesh Kiren Rijiju has time and again stated on records
that no files of the state Govt. sent to various Ministries of the Centre would be
approved without his signal. such a negatives politics did not go well with the people
and as a result the party candidates had to pay the price at the recently concluded
assembly elections in 58th - Kanubari (ST) and 27th -Libomoba (ST).
My humble appeal to Kiren Rijiju therefore, would be stop such a parochial approach
and immediately allow the state Govt. and it is people to take full advantages of
his high posting as the same people have loved him and voted him to power. Unless
this is done, the people of the state will not just remain contacted with his continuous
presence in the social media and might even vote him out of power in 2019 parliament
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to highlight that the students of Govt.
Schools in capital complex are denied stipend whereas students of other parts of
state enjoys this privilege. As we know that majority of students of Govt. Schools
belongs to poor family, the concerned authority/ department should realise that students
in capital complex faces lots of problems to go to school by tempo, trekker, procuring
books and others necessary items. If the students are given stipend it will encourage
us to attend our classes regularly and help us immensely in meeting our daily expenses.
Also, I would be glad if the students unions look into this matter seriously.
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
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Initiate strong action
In yet another controversial statement which has the potential to create rift between
various communities, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy yesterday stated that mosque is
only a building where prayers are being offered but not a religious place. He also
claimed that mosque can be demolished anytime. Swamy made this controversial statement
while attending a programme at Guwahati. BJP leader also allegedly made derogatory
remarks against Assamese people on the issue of land swap deal with Bangladesh.
His statement has evoked strong reaction and an FIR has been lodged against him.
In the ethnically sensitive region like north east, where often clashes break out
between various groups, a statement like that of Mr Swamy can add fire to the fuel.
Ever since BJP came to power at centre their leaders and members of greater Sangh
parivar has been making series of controversial statements targeting the minority
groups like Muslim and Christians. Due to such hate campaigns, today the minority
communities are feeling insecure and sense of anxiety engulfs them. Sadly government
of India on their part has not done enough to dose off the fear and anxiety gripping
the minority groups. BJP should initiate strong action against people like Subramanian
Swamy to send stern message.