Hazare stokes nationwide fires: Sonia implores end to fast
New Delhi, Apr 7: As the anti-corruption crusade created nationwide ripples, fasting
Social Activist Anna Hazare today spurned the UPA-II Government's overtures for forming
a committee to draft the Jan Lok Pal Bill notwithstanding Congress President Sonia
Gandhi's appeal for ending his fast-unto-death which entered Day 3.
Social activists holding banners and torches descended at the India Gate for the
second consecutive day today in support of the Hazare movement amid reports of similar
protests from Lucknow, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and other cities.
The Indian diaspora outside the country chipped in and lent support to the anti-corruption
movement. Law enforcing agencies kept a strict vigil over the situation.
The government had opened channels with the civil society leader for ending the fast
as the Centre was ready to form the committee for drafting the Bill.
Apparently concerned over the growing nationwide support to Hazare, Congress President
Sonia Gandhi appealed to the leader to end his hunger strike assuring that the government
was serious about ensuring probity in public life. The leader of the 'Do or Die'
movement against corruption maintained that he will not end the three-day old fast
till the government enacts the Jan Lokpal Bill.
The UPA chairperson said the Government would give full attention to his views on
probity in public life. There could not be two views on combating the corruption
in public life.
The issue was being discussed with senior leaders and would be resolved, she said.
Ms Gandhi said she was pained to see the septuagenarian leader fasting for the past
Earlier, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal held parleys with civil
society leaders Arvind Kajriwal and Swami Agnivesh to break the deadlock over the
issue. Sibal conceded that the government did not agree to their demand for the drafting
committee to be headed by Anna Hazare and the committee should have representation
from the civil society bodies.
The talks may continue tomorrow, Sibal announced.
Earlier addressing the gathering at the fasting venue, Hazare asserted,'' the government
would have to heed to the voice of the people. I would not end the fast until the
Jan Lokpal Bill is passed." He stressed that the Bill will help in punishing the
corrupt and cited various scams that have come into picture since last year.
"So many scams have come into picture including 2G Spectrun, Commonwealth Games bungling,
Adarsh society scam, among others, but none of the "Ghotalebaaz" (culprits) is behind
the bars. The Bill will help in punishing the corrupt," he said.
Expressing his agony against the menace of corruption, he said the people involved
should not only be jailed, but hanged till death.
Criticising Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar who resigned from the Group of Ministers
(GoM) perusing a Bill to combat the menace of corruption, the social activist said
that not only he should have quit from the team but all the ministers should leave
"It is not only about (Mr) Pawar, all the corrupt ministers should go. Pakistan is
not as dangerous for the country as these ministers are," he said.
He added that after becoming Ministers, politicians start thinking themselves to
be supreme. "They will have to be trained in realizing the truth that citizens are
supreme," he said.
The Gandhian though accepted that according to the Father of the Nation speaking
harsh language was also a form of violence. He said today the condition was such
that tough words would have to be used.
"Today (Mahatma) Gandhi won't do alone, Chatrapati Shivaji will have to be brought
in front," he said. UNI
PPP model in education: Siram
ITANAGAR, Apr 7: Education Minister Bosiram Siram informed that the defunct Govt
schools will be taken over by VKV, RKM and other organisations on trial basis under
He was addressing the gathering during his visit to Kodak Govt Hr Sec School in Upper
Subansiri district on April 5.
He further called upon the teaching fraternity to be sincere and loyal to their duties
and advised the teachers to avoid transit camp system and act as second parents of
child for all round development of the children. He opined that the introduction
of AP Education Act 2010 will bring in all round development of education sector
and help improve the work culture.
While dwelling on the Govt policy on PPP module, Taliha MLA Punji Mara urged the
Education minister to provide infrastructural support to Kodak GHSS.
Later addressing the teachers, principal and public at Dumporijo, Siram informed
that Govt has accorded top priority on quality teaching. He further informed that
recruitment of S/T teachers will be through APPSC examination.
Responding to an appeal of RD and Panchayati Raj Minister Takar Marde, Siram assured
that one Model College will be established in the district as approved by the govt.
Meanwhile, Siram inaugurated the upgraded Baririjo Secondary School in presence of
Minister Takar Marde at Baririjo yesterday.
Addressing the gathering, Siram advised the students to choose job oriented subject
to live a better life in future.
Responding to the public demand for establishment of ADC headquarter at Baririjo,
the minister assured to extend his support when the matter will be raised in cabinet
Siram also participated in Mopin festival as chief guest at Baririjo. The guest of
honour Jomniya Siram enthralled the festive reveler with old melody songs.
Improper laying of pipes, faulty drainage system damage roads
ITANAGAR, Apr 7: Chandranagar Welfare Committee alleged that the roads between Bridge
point to Industry Colony along NH-52A has been damaged within 3 months from its renovation
due to improper pipeline works and faulty drainage system carried out by urban development
The pot hole and stagnant water in the road caused lot of inconvenience to the movement
of vehicles and pedestrians as well, CWC said in a release, and urged the Urban Development
Department to come up with necessary action to repair the road before the onset of
The ‘A’ sector road in Doimukh township was also in a dilapidated condition filled
with stagnant water and deep hole in the middle of the road which has affected vehicular
movement, a resident of the area informed. “The road remained un repaired for years
due to negligence of the department concerned. Although several complaints were made
to repair the road, neither the department nor administration heeded to their complaints,”
Festival unfolds ancient tradition and heritage: Pul
Aalo, Apr 7: Mopin was celebrated in a befitting manner here yesterday. Attending
the festival as chief guest RWD, Tax and Excise Minister Kalikho Pul said that festival
manifests faith, tradition and cultural values of a particular community of a particular
For the Galos, it is not only a festival but something that is embedded deep into
people’s psyche, he said adding that orators and well-versed senior citizens of the
society should be invited to head the occasion to give us knowledge and wisdom on
our culture, faith and worship.
He also insisted on taking Yoga and meditation as important components of life along
with our culture.
Giving his Mopin greeting to the people on the auspicious occasion, Mechukha MLA
P.D. Sona said that the festival closely associated with the nature and fertility
cult and general well-being of the society. The festival not only unfolds the rich
cultural heritage but knit them together in the making of a matured and developed
society, he observed.
Responding to a memorandum submitted on the occasion, the minister assured to look
into CC roads connecting all locations within the festival ground and a Priest House
with toilet and bathrooms, report DIPRO.
MLA Phurpa Tsering attended the festival as special Guest.
The dignitaries felicitated Ogang Tamuk, Late Markom Taso, Gomo Ete and Joken Riram
posthumously for their contributions towards Mopin and Galo society and gave away
prizes to the winners of Popir Dance competition and meritorious Galo students of
Meanwhile, the Mopin-Solung Celebration Committee of Miao celebrated Mopin with traditional
gaiety and fervor at Miao on April 5 last.
There is a similarity in celebrating this kind of festivals amongst all the tribes
in the state, said local MLA Kamlung Mossang while speaking as the chief guest at
the Donyi Polo Festival ground Miao. Extending his Mopin greetings to the Galo brethren
on the auspicious occasion, the MLA said that such festivals help maintain communal
harmony among various tribes of the state.
He called upon the Galo Community residing in Miao to seriously work for the preservation
of the age old tradition and cultures.
Such festivals are the messages of the past carried to the present generation, he
Mopin-Solung Celebration Committee Chief Patron cum Additional Deputy Commissioner
T Mara called upon every tribe of the state to celebrate Mopin and share the rich
culture and tradition of the Galo community.
He suggested that everyone should join together in such festivity to make it more
enjoyable and meaningful.
Earlier, women, children and young girls presented cultural items.
DCC president Sethai Sena, ASM chairperson Jokhong Singpho, former DCC president
Gumjanong Singpho, senior public leader K K Muklom, government officials and staffs
were present on the occasion among others.
Mopin has also been celebrated in a colourfull manner at Tirbin with people from
all walks of life participating in the festival enthusiastically.
Senior most person and social worker of Tirbin area Samki Lombi, 78, attended the
festival as chief guest and blessed the Mopin festival celebration.
AIPU for renaming of important places
ITANAGAR, Apr 7: Arunachal Indigenous People’s Union (AIPU) has sought the Govt intervention
for renaming of important places of the state including rivers, institutions, and
mountains in order to save the identity and rich tradition of indigenous people of
the state. Expressing concern over gradual devaluation of the indigenous cultural
heritage and tradition, the Union said the too much political manipulation has forced
the indigenous people to discard their own rich tradition and culture for the sake
of their self-ecstasy.
Informing that it is working towards renaming of important places of the state, the
Union in a memorandum addressed to Governor, CM and CS, appealed them to give a serious
thought in this regard for preservation of indigenous identity.
PIOs asked to submit information
within two weeks
ITANAGAR, Apr 7: The Arunachal Pradesh Information Commission (APIC) has directed
the PIOs of Ziro and Yazali Police Stations to furnish the required information sought
by one Toko Chada under the provisions of the RTI Act within two weeks.
Chada sought information from PIO Yazali PS regarding the seizure list, vehicle damage
report, any other seizures and report submitted to the departmental authority by
the police investigating the incident of December 13, 2010 at Yazali.
While giving the ruling on a complaint filed by Chada against PIO Yazali Police station
on April 1 last, the Information commissioner maintained that “Not furnishing of
information by the PIO on the ground of section 8(1) (h) of the RTI Act 2005 is not
sufficient and reasonable.”
Rejecting the reason shown by the PIO for not furnishing the information, the Commissioner
observed that the information in question sought by the applicant is neither the
status of the investigation or the chargesheet/police report.
The PIO, through its Counsel, had reasoned that the information sought could not
be provided as per section 8(1) (h) of the RTI Act 2005. The Counsel had also submitted
that giving away of the required information would impede the process of investigation,
apprehension or prosecution of offenders.
Compliance of the order or anything related to case has been fixed for hearing on
UPC urges Govt to take extra
care on MOA signing
ITANAGAR, Apr 7: While welcoming the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) signed between
the Arunachal Pradesh Mineral Development and Trading Corporation Limited (APMDCL)
and North East Thermal Power Limited for setting up of a 300 MW coal-based thermal
plant at Changlang, the United People’s Council (UPC), a newly formed NGO, has urged
the state Govt to be more careful while entering into agreement with any outside
The proposed plant will enrich the Govt coffer in resource crunch state and bring
in development in local area, the Council said and called upon the civil society
to ponder over the sectors like mining, hydro and thermal power for development
instead of resorting to ‘mindless criticism.’ It said that with the increase in state
earning, there will be more development which will help reduce the growing unemployment
The council also lauded the Govt new industrial policy. However, it urged the Govt
carefully analyze all aspects including rehabilitation policy while entering in
MOU/ MOA in order the protect the interest of general public.
Landslide blocks roads, damages
school, cultivable land
ITANAGAR, Apr 7: Landslide due to incessant rains since last 8 days has blocked
roads at several points in Anjaw districts.
According to a information received from the president of Arunachal Vikash Parishad,
Hayuliang president Jinkhi Manyu, the Govt Middle School of Chameliang near Hayuliang
was washed away by landslide along with two teachers quarters and dwelling house
of a family. Cultivable lands were also affected by the landslide, he informed. Although
the natural calamity is playing havoc in the district, no Government officers or
officials have rushed to the affected area till date to take stock of the situation,
Meanwhile, Executive Members of Cultural and Literary Society of Mishmi (CALSOM)
visited Chameliang & Roiling village on 5th & 6th April 2011 to take stock of flood
damage. Local made dwelling houses, school building and teacher quarter were destroyed
in chamelliang village by landslide and some houses were washed away in Roiliang
village by Roi River which had changed its course due to heavy Rainfall in its catchment
Roiliang School also had the brunt of Roi River, as its compound got inundated by
the river. The river also washed away the newly constructed RCC Pillar, Decking block
& Anchor block which was Executed by RWD Department under DONER Scheme.
On behalf of CALSOM R.K.Borthakur, ADC Hayuliang gave a sum of Rs.15000.00 each to
Areliang Manyu of Chameliang village, Danglisha Kathak and Huilum Kathak of Roiliang
Village who were the victims of the unprecedented rainfall of March 2011.
Mountain Biodiversity Initiatives Award
for RGU teacher
RONO HIILS, Apr 7: A panel of judges (experts on mountain biodiversity and related
issues) International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu,
Nepal has finally picked four ‘winning’ case studies from among the 28 received from
the Hindu-Kush Himalayan region. All the received case studies were evaluated by
the panel based on criteria such as whether the Case Study Template/Guideline was
followed; degree of significance and relevance of the subject matter of the case
study for the Hindu-Kush Himalayan region, and quality of content and analysis.
The case study entitled, "Linkages between Akas and Their Forests: An Analysis of
Problems and Prospects for Sustainable Development, Arunachal Pradesh" funded by
Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi and implemented by Department
of Geography, Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh under Dr. Gibji Nimachow,
(Assistant Professor and Project Director) has been selected as one of the four winning
case studies of the prestigious ICIMOD contest on case studies of mountain biodiversity
initiatives from Hindu-Kush Himalayan region.
The winning case study carries a cash prize of USD 500 as a token of incentives to
encourage national and local organizations and a certificate of achievement. The
selected case studies will be included in a softcopy ICIMOD publication due out sometime
in mid 2011.
The study was conducted in West and East Kameng districts of Arunachal Pradesh..
The Akas largely depend on forest resources for livelihood. Agriculture, hunting,
fishing and food gathering are important activities for their sustenance. The inherent
Indigenous Knowledge System (IKS) allows them to interact with surrounding forests
in differential ways. Their belief systems along with concept of sacred groves play
significant role in conservation of plants and animals. The forests are the source
of vegetables, fruits, barks, edible leaves, wood, bamboo, cane and thatches. Agricultural
implements, bows and arrows, handles, cloths, hair oil, musical instruments, ornaments
and ethnomedicines are also met out from forest resources. Some parts of animals
such as antelopes, bear, etc. and fish are used for orthopedic and stomachache problems.
However, the penetration of scientific knowledge has caused deep impacts on their
linkages with forest. The survey reveals that some important species of plants are
on stake of extinction and certain wild animals are endangered. The plants found
within 10 m from the settlements are now found in 40 km away from the villages. The
existing modern judicial laws against illegal exploitation are hardly implemented.
They deal with these problems through customary laws known as Nobazio. There is urgent
need of formulation of sustainable forest management plan for the area. The community
forestry system of Nepal has performed well over the decades where the forest user
groups are primarily responsible for forest management plans. Hence, management plans
in line of other successful management systems could prove fruitful for the area
in future. The existing customary laws and knowledge base in relation to their ecosystem
may facilitate a revolution in preserving and protecting our huge forest resources.
The initiative mainly deals with strong linkages of forest resources and livelihood
of people in mountain area and ventures to highlight traditional knowledge of tribal
people, sustainability and conservation of forest resources. The idea of immediate
formulation of sustainable forest management plan, awareness campaign, and creation
of village forest protection committees has emerged from the present initiative.
It can be replicated throughout Arunachal Pradesh and other mountainous areas inhabited
by tribal communities all over the world to save our rich forest resources.
Revenue achievement of Miao STS
CHANGLANG, Apr 7: State transport Service Miao has achieved annual revenue of 1.
1,08, 62,321.00 during the financial year 2010-11 as against fixed target of Rs 1,05,08,323.00,
This is the outcome of team efforts of all officers and officials particularly the
operational and maintenance staff.
The revenue achievement should have been much higher had there not been suspension
of many scheduled Bus services due to frequent breakdown of buses. The station is
managing the operation of bus service in the district with inconvenience because
of limited fleet strength. The department has appealed to the authority to allot
more buses to improve the services. (DIPR)
UAEA criticizes Govt's apathetic attitude
ITANAGAR, Apr 7: Expressing its strong resentment over Government’s apathetic attitude
in fulfilling various demands of the unemployed engineers in the state, the Unemployed
Arunachalee Engineers Association (UAEA) has threatened to launch a series of bandh
calls in phase-wise from last part of May next.
“A 10-point memorandum was submitted to the Chief Minister in February last highlighting
various demands of the association, but no initiative has been taken yet by the authority
to redress the grievances,” a UAEA release said.
UAEA has been demanding, among others, for stopping deputation system for Assistant
and Junior Engineers in all departments, notifying all sanctioned post in every department,
following the selection procedure and pattern of appointment as per roster system,
stopping illegal appointments, direct recruitment and promotion in the ratio of 50:50,
recruitment in private/public sector undertakings based in Arunachal Pradesh as per
MoU & MAU signed with the state Government, 5% reservation for those unemployed engineers
whose age limit is due to expire and involving Association members in Govt’s every
PWD minister urged to ensure smooth functioning of office
ITANAGAR, Apr 7: Lower Subansiri district unit of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)
urged the PWD and UD Minister to ensure regular and proper functioning of the PWD
Yazali division office.
NCP in a release said that the office has been virtually closed for nearly a year
due to non-staying of its staff in their posting place Yazali which compelled angry
public to lock it down few months back. The office was vandalized in December last
years and again it was burnt by some frustrated unidentified persons on April 4 last,
it informed and urged the minister to ensure presence of officers and staff in their
place of postings for smooth functioning.
It further urged the minister for judicious distribution of works to common public
and making timely payments to poor and genuine contractors.
RGU geared up for 4th edition of Arunachal Panorama
RONO HILLS, Apr 7: Close on the heels of the Festival of Arunachal held during the
statehood day celebrations, the Rajiv Gandhi University would host the fourth edition
of the Arunachal Panorama: Festival of Diversity from the 8-10 April. The festival,
which began in 2006, has been conceived with a view to celebrate the cultural diversity
of the state.
Takam Sanjoy, honourable Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha will be the Chief Guest
of the Inauguration Ceremony on 8 April.
The three-day extravaganza would demonstrate the various aspects of the rich culture
of Arunachal by the students of University.
The sun, which is always identified with the state, has been developed as the festival’s
logo. An element of fluidity has been added to the suns rays in this easily recognizable
icon; symbolizing movement and change. The 16 rays of the sun in a concentric circle
are representative of the 16 districts within the state.
Arunachal Panorama will present various programmes and activities like traditional
dances, presentations on various festivals and rituals with a narration on their
significance, display of indigenous games and sports with informal competition rounds
for the audience. It would also feature a food court serving various traditional
delicacies of Arunachalee cuisine.
A vital purpose of the festival is also to catalyze and support positive youth action
by engaging them in activities that give spaces for creative and artistic accomplishments.
The various traditional performances are aimed at emphasizing to the youth the essence
of their rich cultural heritage and to act as a motivator for them to preserve and
learn from their traditions. The various activities like story telling of folk tales
on origin of things, places, events etc., by various tribes, demonstration of indigenous
sports and games, display of festivals and rituals will also give students, academia
and intellectuals a space to interact and have dialogue on the on-going transitions
in the traditional society.
Expected fallout of the festival is for it to be gradually included in the tourism
calendar of the state to promote the idea of a ‘window’ to the composite Arunachali
culture where visitors and tourists can get a glimpse of the way of life of the tribes.
Rajiv Gandhi University, which is like a mini Arunachal, exemplifies and promotes
this cultural diversity and harmony. The University envisages a pivotal role to be
played by its students and the youth of the state in sustaining and promoting a respect
for diversities among all tribes of the state, said a release.
Hill-Top School in danger Zone
ZIRO, Apr 7: Out of 25 girl students selected under ‘Pratibha Khoj’ from Ziro-I circle,
seven of them are from Govt. ME School, Hill-Top which is highest among the Govt.
schools in Ziro area.
The school which houses some of the most brilliant brains in the area, need immediate
attention as it is at a steep ravine just below main road.
“One year back, a Tata Sumo rolled off the road and fell directly into school building
and smashed class-VIII room. Fortunately, students were taken out of the school for
some activities. I thank almighty for the intervention”, said a school teacher. Some
years back, a landslide had damaged a class room. Luckily it took place during night
time, said another teacher.
Since shifting of the school is next to impossible, some preventive measures could
be taken up by the concern authority by erecting concrete protection wall.
The school was established in 1989 and upgraded ME school in 2005. Presently the
school has more than 200 students. The school needs early attention for safety of
The Village Development Township Area Welfare Association (VDTAWA), Daporijo welcome
the order of the Upper Subansiri District Administration which prohibit any kind
of unauthorized earth cutting and construction of any kinds of building within the
Tanium-Putu area. We further hope that the District Administration will take a bold
step to protect the Govt properties within the entire periphery of Tanium-Putu and
expect that the administration, especially District Magistrate will continue to
work with same zeal to serve the people of the district in the days to come.
We are also pinning hope that the district administration will solve the case regarding
the MMS scandal at Daporijo and punish the culprits as per law.
Pass the Lok Pal bill
Social activists like Anna Hazare, Kiren Bedi and many others are at a dharna for
the passage of Lok Pal bill, which would help check corruption in public life.
Any person either a common man or the prime minister of the country, if they indulge
in any corruption, equal punishment should be given and cases should be solved within
People of North East should encourage and support such bills. The people of Arunachal
are well aware of many corruptions such as multi-crore PDS scam which has totally
For such scandals, we the common mass can fight, if such bill is passed. So we should
fully support and welcome such bills.
Wishing for more
Dear Editor ,
My town is a bit remote as compared to the rest of our state and we get to read your
paper, obviously not at the earliest, sometimes in the evening or the next morning.
Reading about the news of the illegal appointments, was really a sad thing as lots
of educated but unemployed youths are loitering around. But I also thought that
the Save Arunachal Forum will chalk out solutions.
It feels like they are the only hope we have as no other unions are interested in
this matter. Perhaps there is no profit in that.
When a big scam like the 2G spectrum can be unearthed and the guilty tried, we
can definitely wish for more. I request the SAF to give us more information about
Tom Tamut , Boleng
Before its too late
Chief Minister has rightly stressed the need to conserve Mithun on the eve of mopin.
If present trend continues, I am afraid in coming years, mithun's extinction is guaranteed.
Pinning hopes on administration.
Aalo, (on email)
Citizens, police and politicians
I would like to take reference of some of the cases related to police versus public.
When Dr Tana Talin was beaten up by the police personnel, student’s union & organisations
and conscience citizens protested and showed our anguish towards the police atrocities.
Again within no time Tashi Nguso died because of Police highhandedness. Reacting,
immediately all sections of society raised voice against the inhuman act by the so
called law keeper of the state.
We have seen at that time too what was the response of the Home Minister of our
state. We called several meetings and press conferences jointly with the apex student’s
organisations of the state to mobilize and educate the masses of what is the importance
of separation of judiciary from the executive.
Such incident is repeatedly happening in our state and we wonder how many such cases
are there hidden.
What happens when students & civil society starts pointing their fingers at the government;
they just suspend the alleged police personnel and transfers them within no time
without making the people know about it.
After some time, they are awarded with all their held up salaries at one time and
later gets promotions too.
And more interesting here is that governments announce compensation to the victim’s
family and if possible offers jobs too. And this lead to compromise.
When such things happens all the organisations and others lose their morals and disappears
silently and with this hot issue becomes calm and hides somewhere in the unknown
files of government department. So many pressures fall from the high level on the
victim’s family and to their relatives and to the members of the organisations leading
We want to know whether this is called justice in our state. What I believe is that
the Home Minister should be dismissed from the power and positions he is holding
unnecessarily and replace him with a responsible person.
Take up our cause too
This is in response to the News item "AAPSU calls for early release of stipend" on
dated April 6.The AAPSU has called on higher authority to immediately release stipend
of only those students who are studying outside the state.
We want to draw the attention of AAPSU that not only college students studying outside
the state are not getting stipend but also the college students studying in various
institute of Arunachal such as North East Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital
, NERIST,Rajiv Gandhi Polythecnic College are also deprived from stipend, especially
We appeal the apex student body AAPSU and other student organisation to look into
the matter immediately for the sake of student like us who study in this institution
and who rely on such NEC stipend.
I would like to request all the organisations campaigning against the ' illegal appointments'
to go harder and deeper on the issue. I also request the organisations and unions
to bring out the list of all the illegal appointments, because at the least even
if no actions are taken against them, it would be good to know them.
But the most important of all, we seek the names of all the officials and concerned
politicians involved. A bunch of people who blindly underestimated the rest of the
civilians with their unscrupulous use of power.
Hope that the list of the names will be listed in the days to come.
Let’s join the crusade
Let us extend our support to Anna Hazare’s fight against corruption. The people of
Arunachal including AAPSU, GSU, ANSU, ADISU, GWS, NES, ABK, SAF and all other civil
society should come forward in the streets and join in hand in support of Anna Hazzare’s
fight against corruption.
Aalo, (on email)
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.
“Deliberate attempt to mislead”
ITANAGAR, Apr 7: While reacting to the statement of the Ruksin Anchal chairperson
and others, the four complainants against Ruksin BDO said that the Anchal chairperson
and his party are not competent authority to decide the merit of the case lodged
against the BDO.
The Anchal Chairpersons and 46 others have rejected the allegations of fund misappropriation
leveled against BDO as baseless and politically motivated.
Reiterating its stand against BDO, the complainants in a release further said that
interference in such case by Anchal chairperson shows that “they are functioning
under the dictation of politicians, which amount to nepotism, malpractices and maladministration.”
The fabricated and concocted statement made by the Ruksin Anchal chairperson and
his parties is a deliberate attempt to mislead the civil societies and suppress the
justice, they said.
Peaceful 'dharna' by AUSDSU
ITANAGAR, Apr 7: All Upper Subansiri District Students’ Union (AUSDSU) has decided
to hold a peaceful ‘Dharna’ here on April 18 in protest against the Daporijo MMS
scandal and the authority’s failure to apprehend the main accused along with another
co-accused involved in the scandal and punish them.
AUSDSU sought cooperation from senior citizens and various students organizations
of the state to let its demand reach to the Government.
PPAs 34th foundation day
ITANAGAR, Apr 7: Peoples' Party of Arunachal (PPA) would celebrate its 34th Foundation
Day on April 10 at Nyokum Niya Hall Nirjuli.
The Foundation Day cum Conference of Peoples' Assembly of PPA would discuss the matter
relating to major issues of the State that concerning its citizens and party organisation,
policies and programmme. The party said that it is the party that can be only alternative
in fulfilling needs and aspiration of the people in the State.
It further appealed to the former PPA leaders and activists to rekindle their regional
ideology to make the oldest and lone recognized regional party in the state to strengthen
the regional force.
NAHARLAGUN, Apr 7: The renovation and up gradation work of Arunachal Bhawan Kolkata
is being undertaken, informed Deputy Resident Commissioner, Bijoy Talukdar.
He has issued an accommodation advisory that accommodation would be arranged at
hotels/ Guest houses at the vicinity of Arunachal Bhawan , Kolkata, during the period
Market shed at Lathao
LATHAO Apr 7 : The market shed constructed by 26 Maratha LI Regiment under operation
Sadbhavana was inaugurated by S. Sengupta In-charge A.D.C. Namsai on today at Lathao
Market under Namsai Sub-Division.
Speaking at the inaugural address Sengupta, appreciated the efforts of Col. D.N.
Mullick Commanding Officer 26 Maratha LI Regiment Chongkham and his colleague officers
for taking up such projects under OP Sadbhavana for the welfare of general public
of Namsai Sub-Division. 26 Maratha LI had earlier constructed Solar Light system
at Dharampur village and Hand pump system at Mekengmiri village.
Rectify pay anomalies
ITANAGAR, Apr 7: Arunachal Teachers Association (ATA), Upper Subansiri District Unit
has appealed to the Education Minister Bosiram Siram to rectify pay anomalies before
the beginning of new academic session.
In a memorandum submitted to the Education Minister at Dumporijo on April 5 last,
the ATA unit further demanded implementation of the RTE in toto and maintaining of
pupil teacher ration as per RTE.
Other demands of the district ATA unit included establishment of transit camp at
Daporijo for the convenient of teaching community, construction of more teachers
quarters and renovation of existing quarters, posting of two senior teachers (humanity)
at Govt Hr Secondary School, Daporijo.
While responding to the memorandum, the Education Minister informed that rectification
of pay anomalies will be completed within two-three months, the ATA unit said. The
minister also assured to look into the demands on priority basis and appealed the
teachers to perform their duty with utmost sincerity and dedication. The ATA unit
also submitted a copy of memorandum to R D and Panchayati Raj Minister Takar Marde
for necessary action.
AITC continues its effort in Assam
ITANAGAR, Apr 7: Union Minister of State for Tourism Md. Sultan Ahmed and Member
of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, Observer cum Incharge NE States, Kanwar Deep Singh will
be the star campaigner of the second phase Election of Assam for AITC. They will
launch its election campaign rally from April 8 by addressing various public meetings
in the state. President AITC Unit of Arunachal Pradesh Toko Sheetal and its two General
Secretaries Techi Necha and Domin Loya and all the Members of Legislative Assembly
Arunachal Pradesh wil also campaign during the second phase Assam Election scheduled
for April 11.
Fed. says no to enhancement
ITANAGAR: All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation opposed the enhancement
of retirement age. It appealed to the state Government not to enhance the retirement
age limit of Government servants in all the departments, as enhancement or extension
of superannuation period will further aggravate unemployment problem of the state.
Bike rally to mark Longte
ITANAGAR: Longte Festival Celebration Committee, Daporijo informed that a motorcycle
rally with the theme “Save Mithun, save flora and fauna - save earth” will be organized
as a part of the Longte festival.
The rally will be jointly organized by administration, Changs Trust and Tamaripa
Youth Club. It will start from Daporijo on April 12 and pass through various administrative
circles of the district.
Grazing field for Mithuns
ITANAGAR: Bamboo and wooden fencing has been erected in a certain area for Mithun
grazing at Karsingsa village by Mithun Owners Welfare Association of Karsingsa.
It took the association a week to complete the fencing which will not only protect
their livestock from various infectious diseases but also prevent the Mithuns from
outside area to enter the village, the association said in a release.
Further, a fine of Rs.10 lakh would be imposed against the persons whoever is caught
ITANAGAR, Apr 7: All India Rajiv Gandhi Vichar Manch International (AIRGVMI) has
appointed Kenyom Dabi as vice president of the North East RGVMI. Dabi has been involved
in various social and political organization for last 25 years and held many portfolios
of INC party right from block level to state level.
Jobuk Pallon, Nang Gao and Tatton Borang have been selected as president, vice president
and general secretary respectively of the Adi Students’ Union (AdiSU) Itanagar in
a conference cum election held on April 5 last.