Govt to streamline the Gaon Burah institution: Khandu
Funds for documentation of customary laws
ZIRO, Apr 9: The state government is constituting a committee to strengthen and streamline
the Gaon Burah (GB) Institution in the state, said Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu while
addressing a mammoth gathering of Gaon Burahs and Gaon Buris in the inaugural function
of seven days long legal awareness programme with special focus on Customary Laws
at Ziro today. The programme was organised by the District Legal Service Authority,
Ziro in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh Legal Service Authority.
The image of unique and important Gaon Burah institution has been eroded and belittled
by appointing so many GBs, sometime which outnumbers the general population of the
villages without following the required criteria, the chief minister observed. He
said the institution needs immediate attention and appointments of GBs need meticulous
examination of their ability and integrity.
Announcing Rs.25 lakhs for printing local customary laws into book form, the Chief
Minister said customary Laws protects us, it teaches us peaceful co-existence. It
should be preserved and protected. He further said that the advent of modern legal
system has confused the Gaon Burahs and Buris and the general public and thereby
diminishes the importance of the customary law. There is urgent need to print the
customary laws into book form which can be helpful for all legal practitioners and
judges, he added.
While lauding the dedicated service of Gaon Burahs-Buris, the chief minister said
GBs are symbol of justice, peace and development. He said that the GBs play a major
role in the development of the state by dispensing justice in their respective villages
which ensures peace. Their legal knowledge particularly the customary law is very
important, he added. Appreciating the Arunachal Pradesh Legal Service Authority under
the guidance of Justice Madan B.Lokur, Chief Justice, Guahati High Court and the
Lower Subansiri District Legal Service Authority, for organising such innovative
and important programme, he assured all all necessary cooperation of the government
and requested the Chief Justice to conduct such programmes in other districts also.
Announcing the cabinet decision to establish the first Medical College of the state
at Ziro, the Chief Minister requested the people to cooperate the government in smooth
establishment of the college by donating the required land.
While referring to November 3, last incident, where mob attacked the DC’s office,
the Chief Minister said, he was hurt by the incident as the people of the area is
known for their peace and intellectuality. Such incidents where people take law into
their hands should not be allowed to happen again, he advised the elders of the area.
The Chief Justice of Guahati High Court, Justice Madan B. Lokur, who was the brain
behind organizing the awareness programme also spoke on government’s proposals to
set up Gram Nyaylaya in all the villages to ensure justice to all.
Local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Padi Richo, while thanking the organizers of
the function advised the GBs to take full advantage of the training and assured all
necessary help in successful conduct of the training programme.
Lower Subansiri District Legal Service Authority Chairperson – cum-Deputy Commissioner,
Nila Mohanan, in her welcome address termed the programme as a new step for the people
where they will ensure justice in time at village levels with Gaon Burahs as its
The function was also attended by Gauhati high Court Judge Justice K.Meruno, West
Session Division, Yupia, Session Judge, Nani Grayu, Dy. Registrar of Guahati High
court, P B Dutta, Lower Subansiri Zilla Parishad Chairperson Likha Tongum, Panchayat
leaders, government officers, advocates and general public. (DIPRO)
Nation rejoice for win against corruption
New Delhi, Apr 9: As the nation today erupted with joy over people's victory against
corruption, India Gate in the Capital's heart turned into a celebration ground with
hundreds of citizens flocking the war memorial in the evening.
Chanting 'Vande Mataram' and 'Inquilab Zindabad', supporters of veteran social activist
Anna Hazare gathered at the spot with candles in their hands to celebrate their victory
on Lokpal Bill issue.
The war statue shone with glory as the citizens held a candle light vigil. They took
out small processions near the India Gate and tempted some families, which had come
there for an evening outing, to also join the celebrations. Many families also turned
out in large numbers in a bid to "educate" their children about the social issues.
Some carried anti-corruption placards while many waved the tricolour. The scene was
breathtaking when youngsters and children danced to the tunes of drum beats while
others took out silent marches amid continuous flashes of camera.
Around 1,200 homeopathic doctors from all over the country were also seen marching
in India Gate. "We had all come to Faridabad from different parts of the country
for a four-day long conference when we learnt about Anna Hazare's protest.
We all decided to come here and show our solidarity. We cannot shy away from being
part of this," one of them said.
The nation today marked yet another memorable day in its history of victories with
the civil society under the leadership of Hazare forcing the government to bow down
and relent to their demands of notifying a committee to draft a conservation Lokpal
Pavitra seeks cooperation for vigorous cooperative movement
ITANAGAR, Apr 9: The 20 weeks Diploma Course in Cooperative Management (DCCM) concluded
with a valedictory function at Naharlagun yesterday.
It was organized by A.P. Cooperative Training Centre (APCTC) under the aegis of Arunachal
Pradesh State Cooperative Union (APSCU) and sponsored by National Council for Cooperative
Training (NCCT) under National Cooperative Union of India (NCUI), New Delhi.
Altogether 26 trainees from different cooperative societies of the state were benefitted
from the training imparted on the seven subjects - Cooperation, Financial Accounting
and Auditing, Cooperative Management, Legal Aspect of Cooperative Business, Computer
Operational Aspects, Cooperative Credit and Banking and Business Development, Planning
The Chief guest of the function, Nido Pavitra, Parliamentary Secretary, Cooperation,
disclosed that he has been trying his best for the improvement of cooperative
sector. He sought cooperation of the department concerned and APSCU in making better
programme and policies for success of the cooperative movement.
Dr. N. Ranajana Devi, Joint Director, NCCT, New Delhi, who was the guest of honour
highlighted the training programmes of NCCT under Central Sector Scheme (CSS) launched
by Union Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperation and being implemented through Junior
Cooperative Training Centres (JCTCs), Institute of Cooperative Managements (ICMs)
and Regional Institute of Cooperative Managements (RICMs) throughout India. She also
cited some examples of banks run by Cooperative Societies and SHGs in the country
and inspired the trainees to follow the system and techniques in Arunachal Pradesh
also. She further called for formation of more SHGs, cooperative societies and stressed
on taking up need based and innovative projects for inclusive development.
G. Nyorak, CEO gave an overview of training undertaken by the APCTC under CSS
with the financial support of NCCT and its impact and achievement in Arunachal Pradesh
A.T. Kulo Chairman, APSCU pointed out the financial crisis being faced by the institution
in imparting various training programmes. He urged upon the Chief Guest to help
the institution in providing sufficient fund for training and other developmental
Joint Registrar (D), Cooperative Societies was special invitee. Many other resource
persons from Apex Bank, APCC Federation, AP. Agri. Coop. Marketing Federation and
officers from Deptt of Cooperation also spoke on the occasion.
Saaya exhorts students to cultivate
spirit of leadership
ITANAGAR, Apr 9 : Along with rest of the country, the National Students’ Union of
India (NSUI) today celebrated its 40th foundation day at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan here.
Attending the celebration, MLA cum APEDA chairman Likha Saaya exhorted the students
to cultivate the spirit of leadership while maintaining the standards of academic
Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee Spokesperson cum advisor to CM Vishal P Nabam
while describing NSUI as the backbone of Congress Party exhorted students to be a
part of its nation building exercise. He also highlighted the various achievements
of Dorjee Khandu led Congress Government in the state.
State NSUI president Kafa Bagang appealed for cultivating the spirit of selfless
ness, the sense of social responsibility amongst the students of the state in particular
and the nation as a whole.
BCCI asks ACA to construct its own field
ITANAGAR, Apr 9: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Game Development Manager
KVP Rao asked the Arunachal Cricket Association (ACA) to develop/construct a cricket
field of its own for the development of the sport in the state. Rao discussed various
issues relating to infrastructure development with ACA and asked it to find land
for construction of a permanent cricket field. He along with ACA office bearers including
its vice president Nabam Ram, secretary Tado Kholi visited the Naharlagun cricket
ground, Nyokum Lapang cricket ground and IG Park.
Meanwhile, a five-member team from ACA, including a coach, a trainer and three players
left here for Shillong to participate the coaching camp organized for associate/affiliate
members (u-19) under the banner of Meghalaya Cricket Association from April 10-20.
Mega Army show in state Capital
ITANAGAR, Apr 9: As part of its Know Your Army Programme, the Gajraj Corps and Ball
of Fire Division of Indian Army is planning an mega exposition show at Indira Gandhi
Park from April 13 to 14 next.
Governor (Retd) Gen JJ Singh, Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and GOC Gajraj Corps Lt.
General Gyan Bhusan will attend the event, the organisers informed.
During the mega event, Sky diving, hot air ballooning, dare devil motorcycle tricks
and cultural activities depicting various region of the country will be showcased.
Weapon display and skill show by army dogs and awareness about Army among the common
people will be other highlights of the programme.
Sanjoy provides ambulance for needy Arunachalees at Guwahati
ITANAGAR, Apr 9: Much to the delight of the Arunachalee people, Lok Sabha MP Takam
Sanjoy today provided an ambulance from his MPLAD fund for Arunachal Guest House
Sanjoy flagged off the ambulance at Arunachal Guest house in presence of large
number students studying in various institutions in Guwahati and deputy resident
Guwahati being major medical referral centre everybody needs to contribute especially
towards health services, Sanjoy said. Every major and minor health problems are
being referred to Guwahati but there is no ambulance to ferry the patients in Guwahati.
“This is a small beginning but it will serve a lot for the needy Arunachalee people
in Guwahati”, Sanjoy said. He called upon the students studying in Guwahati to co-operate
with the DRC in maintaining state’s little resources and make better use of it. He
also assured cooperation to the DRC and students wherever required.
Deputy Resident Commissioner, D. J. Bora, while appreciating this humanitarian gesture,
informed that many medical cases are referred to Guwahati.
BASE contributes to common man’s economy, says Bado
ITANAGAR, Apr 9: Doimukh ZPM Tana Bado has inaugurated the Bosco Academy for Skills
and Employment (BASE) at Agency for Integral Development Action (AIDA) regional office
Yupia on April 8.
Don Bosco Tech, commonly known as DB Tech, is the network of formal and non-formal
technical institutes managed by Salesians of Don Bosco across India. DB Tech, with
its mission ’Skilling India’, implements Bosco Academy for Skills and Employment
(BASE), a livelihood project funded by Ministry of Rural Development, Government
of India across the country. It is a programme targeting BPL rural youth from 18
to 35 age group who are trained free on job oriented market driven skills.
BASE is a 3-month long skill training programme in batches that prepares the candidates
for entry level jobs. Along with a particular skill, basic skills in computing and
personality development are also given importance. At the end of the training DB
Tech provides the trainees job. Don Bosco Youth Centre Itanagar and AIDA Regional
Office at Tigdo Village Yupia are the two centers of BASE project in Arunachal.
In Northeast there are 11 such DB Tech centres providing training as on date. The
main domains (skills) include, welding, hospitality, sales and marketing, retails,
construction, ISMO (industrial sewing machine operator), nursing assistant, ITeS,
electrician, agriculture and security guard.
Speaking on the occasion, Bado exhorted the trainees to gain maximum knowledge from
the training centre. The skill training that is provided by Don Bosco Tech contributes
to common man’s economy. It helps the trainees not go hungry, added Bado. He further
exhorted the trainees to impart the skills learned from the Centre to others also.
Speaking on the occasion Doimukh BDO, Chagam Dolo asked the trainees to cultivate
positive attitude in life. Money is a necessity, but not the end of everything, he
said while encouraging the trainees to work hard to earn their living.
National Socialist Council of Nagaland’s Nagalim – Poison in the North East Region
Of all the trigger happy freedom fighting groups in the North East, the NSCN annoys
me the most. It really doesn’t matter which faction is being referred the Isak-Muivah
or the Khaplang both are equally irritating.
While those in Sansad Bhawan, New Delhi are sitting ducks to the Naga Peace Accord
that is now immersed in bumbling ceasefire pacts and cryptic solutions that has in
no way sorted out the Naga problem.
Though New Delhi considers the “peaceful” climate in the other wise volatile Nagaland
(also most of North East India) as a feather on its cap the overall situation is
in reality fragile.
The NSCN that calls itself a “Socialist Council” is in reality a very stubborn set
up generally composed of self-glorifying individuals who have no concern about the
hardships of common masses in their hearts or minds and despite sincere efforts made
for peace talks between New Delhi and the Naga militants they ironically end in a
deadlock, primarily because of the continued misapprehension among the parties and
their reluctance to think and act above their stated positions.
At present there are four Naga militant groups – NNC(Adino), NNC (Panger), NSCN (IM)
and NSCN (K) – who claim to be representing the Naga cause. Of the four, undoubtedly
the NSCN (IM) group enjoys maximum strength and hold over the Nagas.
The Naga outfits who are now vying each other to proclaim themselves as the true
crusaders of the Naga cause have made it clear that no solution until they achieve
“Nagalim”also referred as Greater Nagaland.
The NSCN(IM) stands out from all the other Naga groups as by strengthening its organizing
and military capabilities, by building alliances with other insurgent groups in the
Northeast and by internationalizing the Naga problem and Nagalim through forums such
as the Unrepresented Nations and People’s Organization (UNPO)and other international
forums of the indigenous peoples, NSCN(IM) has become so powerful that no solution
to the Naga problem can be conceived of without engaging this outfit.
So what is this Nagalim that the NSCN factions keep babbling about rather than concentrating
their energies on the development and prosperity of the current state of — Nagaland?
The purported objective of the NSCN factions is the establishment of a Nagalim (Greater
Nagaland), consisting of all the Naga-inhabited areas of neighboring Assam, Manipur,
Arunachal Pradesh and some portions Myanmar, which it considers to be the rightful
homeland of the Nagas. Slated to be an independent State, the Nagalim lies in the
Patkai range between the 930 and 970 East longitude and 23.50 and 28.30 North latitude
at the trijunction of China, India and Myanmar. The proposed Nagalim spreads over
approximately 1, 20,000 sq. km. in contrast to the present State of Nagaland that
has an area of 16,527 sq. km.
The NSCN factions maintain that at present Nagalim has been subdivided by the Government
of India into four different administrative units: Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur
and Nagaland. Likewise, Myanmar too has claimed parts of Nagalim and has divided
it under two administrative units of Kachin State and Sagaing division. Thus, the
establishment of Nagalim threatens to include large chunks of territories of three
neighbouring States, Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh, along with some portion
The map of Nagalim, released by the NSCN-IM, claims the Karbi Anglong and North Cachar
Hills District of Assam. Besides, the map is also shown to include parts of the districts
of Golaghat, Sibasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, and Jorhat. It also includes Dibang
Valley, Lohit, Tirap and Changlang districts of Arunachal Pradesh and significant
parts of the four of the seven districts of Manipur – Tamenlong, Senapati, Ukhrul
Now even though New Delhi has been patient (helpless???) in hearing out the selfish
agenda of “Greater Nagaland” the states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur who
will be affected stand united to oppose such a devious plan that would lead to the
vivisection of their respective territories ( Arunachal Pradesh has already lost
its territory to Nagaland as in 1957 The Tuensang Frontier Division was separated
from Arunachal Pradesh ( then known as NEFA ) and merged with newly constituted Naga
Hills which constituted a new State of Nagaland ).
On February 28 2011 the NSCN-IM made it clear that it has not withdrawn its key demand
of sovereignty for Nagaland and blamed the Central Government for the delay in finding
a solution to the six-decades-old Naga problem. V Horam, the officiating ‘Kilo Kilonser’
(‘Home Minister’) of the NSCN-IM, told the media that Nagas have neither ‘small Nagalim’
nor ‘greater Nagalim’. They have just land in Nagaland, Assam, Manipur and Arunachal
Pradesh, besides Naga areas in Myanmar. Exclusion of any part of land is not acceptable
to Naga people and NSCN-IM, he added.
The amount of time, money and lives that have been laid waste due to the idea of
“Greater Nagaland” could have been utilized towards a greater good of the North East
region but unfortunately the NSCN with blinkers refuses to see the greater truth
and is stuck to its demand which is gradually destabilizing the peaceful state of
Equally disturbing is the NSCN faction’s dubious claim of being the torch bearers
of Christ’s gospel. Isak Chishi Swu the NSCN-IM chairman has on records said that
Nagalim will send out 10,000 missionaries around the world when it achieves independence.
“Our intention is that Nagalim is for Christ. We have proclaimed it. Nagalim is for
Christ. God has got his plan for Nagalim,” he said. “We were evangelized by the American
Baptist missionaries back in 1839, and we don’t have the adequate words to thank
the American missionaries.”
There have been reports from North east region that the Naga insurgents have used
threats and intimidation in areas where they operate all the name of Lord Jesus Christ,
defaming the name of Christ and violent agenda of “harvest of converts” is not only
anti-people but is in reality subscribing to the agenda of the Anti-Christ by resorting
to such mischievous means in the name of Christianity the NSCN is damaging the reputation
of the work done by church leaders to who selflessly sacrificed towards betterment
of the society.
The NSCN-Khaplang faction, which has been in truce with the Indian forces within
Nagaland, is very active in Tirap and Changlang districts of Arunachal Pradesh bordering
Myanmar. On March 05, 2011 it released a letter threatening ministers directing them
to withdraw support from the Dorjee Khandu ministry.
Though as of now the NSCN-Khaplang insurgents are active in Tirap and Changlang the
consequences of their activities will gradually engulf the entire Arunachal resulting
in the 3 D consequences of Decay, Destruction and Disintegration.
The violent anti-national activities of the Naga insurgent groups in Nagaland were
based on absolute noncooperation with the Indian government frustrating all efforts
of reconciliation , nonpayment of taxes, sabotage, and attacks on the army and non-nagas
resulted in the exodus of Indian citizens fearing threat to life and property. The
flight of non-nagas created a vacuum in the society and this gap was gradually filled
in by illegal infiltrators from Bangladesh.
Dimapur has become the den of these illegal Bangladeshis. They constitute the leading
labour force in the agriculture sector. The majority of rickshaw-pullers, auto-drivers
and other manual labourers is now of the illegals.
This has given rise to robbery, theft, illegal trafficking of narcotic drugs and
liquor, smuggling of pornographic films and vulgar literature and an unprecedented
rise in crime, flesh trade and prostitution. This influx has narrowed the jobs of
lay workers too.
The Nagaland state capital, Kohima, has become the second biggest haven for the illegal
migrant who occupy most of the shops in the main market, P.R. Hills and other localities.
Similarly, all the district areas such as Mokokchung, Wokha, Zunheboto, Phek, Mon
and Tuensang are infested with them. They are sneaking into the interiors of Nagaland.
In places like Jalukie in Zeliang area, Naginimora, Tizit and other central places
of Nagaland, the pain of the presence of illegal Bangladeshis is felt by the local
The long stretch of the “Assam Forest” bordering Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh has
over the years disappeared and been systematically occupied by the illegal Bangladeshis.
The North East Region’s economic underdevelopment coupled with center’s over the
years prolonged negligence and the continuous insurgency and the chasm that existed
between the people of the region and the “mainland” people are some of the reasons
that have given room to the illegal immigrants and outside elements to exploit maximum
The anti-national activities of the NSCN has alienated nagas from non-nagas, to this
day though efforts are on to bridge the gap there exits a bankruptcy of trust among
The continued nefarious activities of NSCN could gradually divide the Arunachal society
and gradually lead to the disintegration of our land of the dawn lit mountains. Arunachal
Pradesh as a united entity will cease to exist as so far the areas of Western Arunachal
like Tawang,West and East Kameng have been relatively peaceful. Meanwhile the centre
is serious to develop Arunachal mainly due to the ongoing phase of Chinese threats
the nature of which is getting bizarre with the passing days.
If the NSCN is not checked in Tirap-Changlang and not eliminated there is a danger
that the entire eastern region of Arunachal may become NSCN battle ground and already
Western Arunachal has raised the autonomy quest, the assurance of Western Arunachal
to the centre of maintaining a peaceful state within the borders of the Indian union
may be attractive to the centre as they would not want the entire state to come under
the influence of the Naga gun battle, so whatever can be saved will be saved or at
least an attempt will be made. It would be difficult for Western Regions of Arunachal
to bear the burden of insurgency that will engulf the East and the West would gradually
The NSCN is also on a killing spree in Tirap-Changlang on 20 Jan 2011 the CBI arrested
an NSCN (I-M) militant in Manipur for his alleged involvement in the murder of former
Lok Sabha member from Arunachal Pradesh Wangcha Rajkumar. In assistance with police
from Manipur’s Imphal East district, a team of the CBI’s special crime branch (Kolkata)
led by deputy superintendent of police Arijit De and inspector Pravin Kumar Dubey
caught Kaping Luikham, a “lance corporal” in the Naga outfit, in the heart of Imphal
on Tuesday evening.
Kaping is a resident of Kongkhanvillage in Ukhrul district. Wangcha was shot dead
by two unidentified men when he was playing badminton at Deomali Multipurpose Community
Hall in Arunachal’s Tirap district on December 23, 2007. Another badminton player,
Lomhang Kanglom, was wounded in the attack.
“Investigations revealed that NSCN (I-M) militants had killed Wangcha, who was also
the former adviser to then Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Dorjee Khandu,” a CBI
dossier said. On Wednesday, Kaping was produced in the court of the Imphal West chief
judicial magistrate, who sent the militant to seven day’s transit remand of CBI.
Arunachal Indigenous Peoples Union (AIPU) observed that ‘Greater Nagalim’ demand
by the NSCN-IM is a greater threat to Arunachal territorial integrity compared to
the oft-repeated Chinese claims over the state.
In a statement, the union viewed the Nagalim issue seriously in the backdrop of the
peace talks going on at New Delhi between the Government of India and NSCN-IM leaders.
“The Naga leaders are adamant on their demand for a ‘Greater Nagaland’ that encompasses
territories of several North-Eastern states including Arunachal’s Tirap and Changlang
districts and going by the attitude of the Indian government, it is a matter of greater
concern for the indigenous tribes of the state than the Chinese claims,” AIPU said.
On March 18 2011 security forces led by the Assam Rifles launched operations to clean
up the restive Tirap-Changlang sector in eastern Arunachal Pradesh of NSCN (I-M)
insurgents with the Army all set to raise a new mountain brigade at Khonsa in Tirap
district by the year-end.
Government sources said the operations, cleared at the highest level, were launched
this month after 40-odd armed NSCN (I-M) members were found extorting crores worth
development fund from local legislators and the presence of another 60-odd armed
cadres across the Myanmar border.
Besides, there is an intelligence input indicating an arms consignment of more than
100 assault rifles being brought into India from private companies in southern China.
The operations have been launched to intercept this consignment and prevent the spread
of NSCN (I-M) in Arunachal Pradesh.
All is not well within the Nagas, there are signs that the Naga movement is gradually
cracking up with each faction openly proclaiming itself as the true crusader of Naga
rights. The major divison is the formation of Eastern Nagaland Peoples’ Organization
(ENPO) that vocalised its demand through the media for a separate state — Frontier
Nagaland. The ENPO, representing six tribes (Chang, Konyak, Phom, Sangtam, Khiamniungan
and Yimchunger ) of eastern Nagaland, has submitted a memorandum to the prime minister
demanding the creation of a new state comprising of the Tuensang, Mon, Longleng and
Kiphire districts in Nagaland and the Naga-dominated districts of Arunachal, Tirap
The ENPO states that given the condition of the problems and prospects and the experiences
of association with other advanced groups of the State for about 50 years even before
and after formation of the State of Nagaland, the people of Eastern Nagaland find
themselves incompatible to continue to co-exist.
While the demand for “Frontier Nagaland” gains popular support in Nagaland’s eastern
districts, south of the border, communal tension between the Meiteis and Nagas in
Manipur is gradually reaching a point of no return situation and fears of a Meitei-Naga
clash on the lines of Naga-Kuki clash of 1992-1993 cannot be ruled out.
At the same time in Assam, the state government has requested the centre to take
note of the ongoing unlawful activities by NSCN in its districts bordering Nagaland,
this despite the ceasefire signed with New Delhi.
It would have been easier for the Nagas to seek realistic answers to their predicaments
had the Naga society been united under one leadership. Unfortunately the division
of the Naga society along tribal and ideological lines restricts the possibilities
of coming out with viable alternatives.
The Nagas ought also to realize that their demand for integration of all Naga inhabited
areas under one administrative unit could become a reality only with the consent
of other communities in the region, which is difficult to visualize in the near future.
Unilaterally New Delhi cannot enter into any agreement with NSCN factions on this
issue, ignoring the opinions and sentiments of other communities and states. (The
contributor is associated with the Hospitality Industry, currently based in Singapore)
ITANAGAR: The Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) is all set to get a fresh
look with the election of its new executive body slated for April 10 at the premises
of JN State Museum.
The election for new APLS executive, though, was long overdue, it could not be held
for unavoidable reasons, informed the Society’s president Y D Thongchi.
Over Rs 1 lakh penalty collected from traffic violators
ITANAGAR: The Capital District administration and a police team headed by D C Pawan
Kumar Sain and SP Chuku Appa conducted a joint surprise checking against violators
of the Motor Vehicle Act, ILP Regulation Act and Trading license at Naharlagun yesterday.
The team collected a penalty of Rs 1, 02000 from violators of MVA during surprise
checking and put behind bar a person for 7 days for obstructing officers on duties.
The team members under the guidance of DIG R Hibu included SP Traffic A Tamut, ADM
Talo Potom, EAC T Ratan, COs Sibo Passing and K Ringu.
The team also detected 31 shopkeepers who were running business without trading license.
They have been summoned for legal proceedings and imposed fine of Rs 5000 each. 500
persons were checked for ILP, out of them, 50 persons were taken out of Banderdewa
check gate and rest were imposed fine.
Such joint surprise checking will be carried out in future, the Capital DC informed
and requested the citizens to cooperate and follow the laid down rules and regulations.
Arunachal to host National Weightlifting C’ship
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Weightlifting Association (AWA) will host the 48th Men & 23rd
Women Junior National Weightlifting Championship in November 2011 at Itanagar, according
to an AWA release.
AWA, meanwhile, appointed few office bearers for smooth functioning, who included
Niapung Konia, Toyum Tok, L. Sokun Singh, all vice presidents, AWA.
It further appointed Nisso Tania, Kaduk Ori, Patra Lonchot, Cotige Mena, Chupa Tayu,
Rojo Cheda, and James Homtok as presidents of District Weightlifting Associations
of Kurung Kumey, West Siang, Lohit, Lower Dibang Valley, Dibang Valley, East Kameng
and Tirap respectively.
Provide fire brigade at Doimukh: DSU
ITANAGAR, Apr 9 : Doimukh Students’ Union (DSU) has demanded the Executive Director
of Assam Oil Division, Digboi, Assam, to provide fire brigade for its Doimukh oil
In the event of any fire accident in the depot the damages to the adjoining areas
would be very extensive because it does not have its own fire brigade or adequate
fire-fighting equipments, DSU said in its letter to the Director.
The depot established in 1987 is situated next to many villages and other important
International Labours Day
ITANAGAR, Apr 9: International Labours Day would be celebrated by Arunachal Pradesh
Workers Union of Nyapin /Phassang block with a week-long programme from April 25
to May 1.
A celebration committee headed by Dr. Tadar Tagh, medical officer, Nyapin CHC has
ITANAGAR, Apr 9: Arunachal Pradesh State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD) conducted
11 days ‘training of trainers (ToT)-III on Planning and Implementation of SGSY’ at
Seppa and Lumdang village of Papu Valley, East Kameng from March 28 to April 7.
Around 25 SHGs have participated in the programme. Of the 25 SHGs, 15 SHGs were
formed during the training period.
SHGs were trained in various subjects including book keeping, promotion of micro-enterprises.
They were also given a set of record books which was developed for the interest of
SHGs of Arunachal Pradesh by SIRD. Resource person from DRDA, Ritu Nidak Koyu, from
MASK, Eliza Boro from Apex Bank, Seppa and Dr Likha Renia Sango from Block Office
Seppa have delivered a session on federation of SHGs, promotions of Micro-Enterprises,
grading of SHGs for linkages with banks and SGSY, Animal Husbandry. Leaders were
taken for exposure visit at MASK (federation of 90 SHGs), Balipara.
State AITC continues campaign in Assam
ITANAGAR, Apr 9: In continuation of its electioneering for the 2nd phase of Assam
Assembly election, the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) Arunachal Pradesh team
led by its president Toko Sheetal today made an extensive campaigning at Kamalpur
Assembly constituency in Assam. They addressed the public meeting at Kamalpur play
Ground in support of party candidate B.N. Deka and also interacted with voters.
The team members included Paramjit Kaur, political secretary cum representative of
Rajya Sabha MP Kanwar Singh, Observer and Incharge NE States of All India Trinamool
Congress (AITC), along with Kamrup district AITC office bearers .