The cash reward of Rs 10 lakhs announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving
information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate
Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be
kept secret. The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006
Teachers’ training camp held by AVP
ITANAGAR, Apr 27: Be a true teacher in words and actions, said Dr. Ninnu, DMO, Tezu
at the valedictory function of Teachers Training camp of Arunachal Vikas Parishad.
While addressing the gathering of local public and 67 teachers at Amik Matai Vidya
Mandir, Tezu on April 22,, she opined that the job teaching is more prestigious and
important than many other professions as the teachers have a great responsibility
of moulding a child’s future. She urged the teachers to put more efforts towards
this noble cause and live up to society’s expectation.
This five days training started from April 17 was held or the teachers of the Balwadi,
primary and middle schools of AVP.
Sixty-seven teachers from 29 schools attended the training,
BL Chauhan and Kedarji Yadav both from Rajasthan and some local resource persons
guided the trainees.
Besides teaching methods some lessons on moral values, action songs, games, yoga,
patriotic and jungle book stories for children were also the part of the training.
Training on brinjal nursery
ITANAGAR, Apr 27: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Lower Dibang Valley District organized
training on Brinjal Nursery for farmers at the KVK farm, Balek village yesterday.
The Subject Matter Specialist (Horticulture) demonstrated the methods of nursery
preparation in Brinjal and line sowing to the farmers.
A total 16 farmers actively participated in the multi-activity programme.
Forest officials conduct checking drive
PASIGHAT, Apr 27: Pasighat Forest Division, in an effort to keep the forest resources
protected from poachers, plunderers conducted a 10 days combing operation in Koyu-Korang
beat, Ruksin-Bilat, Mebo, Nari and Pasighat forest ranges in the district.
The department, during its operation, has seized huge quantities of illegal logs,
mechanized carpentry units with band saw etc., which were running illegally in various
places. The teams also visited various building construction sites of govt. agencies
and instructed builders to obtain valid Transit-Pass from the wood based industries
of notified Industrial Estate and produce it to the authorities concerned immediately,
informed DFO Bittem Darang.
“Illegal felling of trees or deforestation results in severe ecological imbalance,
such as massive loss of vegetation, soil erosion and land desertification, said Darang.
The team interacted with GBs and public and asked them to keep constant vigil on
unwanted and illegal activities within forest. DIPRO
276 pet animals vaccinated
ITANAGAR, Apr 27: Altogether 276 pet animals (dogs and cats) were administered anti
rabies vaccines (NOVIVAC-R) free of cost and another 134 animals treated on the World
Veterinary Day celebration by Arunchal Pradesh Veterinary Association at Veterinary
Hospital, Naharlagun today.
Declaring the day-long celebration open, Joint Director, AHV Dr. ND Minto appreciated
the veterinarians for rendering yeomen services in their field of work in spite of
impediments which has directly benefited the farmers’ economic status. He urged all
the veterinarians to discharge their duty with dedication for the welfare of the
President of Arunachal Pradesh Veterinary Association Dr. K. Basar informed that
World Veterinary Day was scheduled to be celebrated in large way at Seppa. But it
was cancelled due to ensuing Panchayat election, the same was arranged in a small
way at Veterinary Hospital, Naharalagun. He asked the authority concerned of the
department to strengthen the lone veterinary hospital in Naharlagun with sufficient
infrastructure and staff.
Earlier, the day-long celebration started with free treatment of livestock and administration
of anti rabies vaccine in companion animals.
286 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Experts focus on latest advancement in cancer treatment
ITANAGAR, Apr 27: The 8th Annual Conference of Association of Oncologist of North-East
India (AONEI) began here today. The Conference was attended by cancer specialist
of North-East region as well as doctors of some eminent hospitals from across the
Addressing the participants in the inaugural session, Dr. Mari Basar MS, Senior Surgical
Specialist, State Cancer Control programme, said: “This year Arunachal Pradesh is
going to see the long awaited dream of establishing tertiary cancer centre in Arunachal
State Hospital Naharlagun, come true, which will bring great relief to our public
and those of neighboring states.” He also added “We need to update our knowledge
and improve our skills keeping with changing paradigm of management of various cancers
and fast changing technological advancements.” Dr. Kuddush Ahmed, Secretary, AONEI
said “ This congress will attempt to bring to focus at least a few of the latest
advances to a state of better management, in a multi-disciplinary management setting,
which is one of the main aims of the association.”
Dr. P.K. Choudhary, President, AONEI, in his address said “Though newer treatment
techniques are being developed at a rapid pace, we appear to be still losing our
battle with cancer. That is why more importance must be given to prevention, and
for this, awareness regarding the contributing factors for the cause of cancer, e.g.
personal habits like tobacco and alcohol use, environmental factors like pollution,
must be stressed upon.”
Later a souvenir was released by Swami Vishwananda, Secretary, R.K. Mission to mark
the occasion and he declared conference open.
With the inaugural sessions coming to end Dr. Tsering, MD, Radiation Oncology, Organizing
Secretary AONEICON, believe that cancer treatment needs multi-specialty approach
and a team work. “Even though we are lagging behind in cancer patient management,
but nevertheless we are striving forward and trying our best to help our cancer patients,”
said Dr Tsering. Later in the day discussion were held among the panel of senior
doctors and researches regarding various ways to fight cancer.
PPA blames Cong for poll violence, demands probe
ITANAGAR, Apr 27: The violence erupted on the day of scrutiny of nomination papers
for ensuing panchayat elections at Koloriang is a direct outcome of INC’s double
standard and lack of clear cut working guidelines, claims People’s Party of Arunachal
The INC is a high command centric party, where the views and opinions of party leaders
from smaller states are not taken into consideration. This type of working system
of the party has not only damaged the democratic values and transparency in all fronts
but also encouraged corruption and violence in Arunachal Pradesh in particular and
the country as a whole, PPA in a release alleged.
“The Congress party has issued more than one ticket in many single GPM, ASM and ZPM
constituencies thus creating confusion among their own workers. This has exposed
their regular internal factionalism,” the party claimed.
“This has been a long practice of the party and the common people should understand
this immature culture of the Congress”.
It further alleged that Congress party is creating factionalism in our society for
their personal gain and selfish interest.
The PPA demanded for constitution of an Independent Enquiry Committee headed by a
retired judge to ascertain the persons responsible for incident, where a precise
life has been lost. The responsibility of the violence should be fixed to those ticket
issuing authorities of the Congress. The Congress Party and the Government should
own responsibility for the death of young person and compensate to the bereaved family
accordingly, PPA demanded.
DMEO urges officers to work for free and fair PR elections
ITANAGAR, Apr 27: Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu has asked all the presiding
and polling officers to work sincerely for smooth, free and fair conduct of panchayat
and municipal election.
Addressing the officers in the first phase training for the Presiding and Polling
Officers at Siddhartha Hall here today, Ligu, who took the charge of DMEO during
the training period of Sanjay Goel, asked the officers to work without fear and discharge
their duties in a free and fair manner. He also informed that a resource person would
be deployed at the office and in case of any confusion pertaining to election matter,
he could be contacted. It is worth mentioning here that Sanjoy has left for Mussoorie
for mid-term career training programme.
Ligu appealed all to restrain from indulging in any kind of violence and those found
involved would be dealt strictly as per law.
A C Baruah, MERO/ AMRO appealed to the presiding/ polling officers to work sincerely
as the actual responsibility lies on them. He suggested them to be very cautious
from the time of training to the end of polling duties are over as a small mistake
can invite great problem.
Informing that as 90% of the area has been declared as hyper sensitive, he asked
all to be alert, cautious and well prepared. He further said that the success of
the election is expected with the cooperation of these officers as they are the one
who will be practically conducting the election. He suggested them to be well acquainted
with the guidelines of election process. Since the training has been organized to
impart knowledge of election procedures and materials with the master trainers, who
are the experts in operating EVM, he urged all to get the best out of the training.
SC Debnath, Deputy Secretary Education, who is on requisition for election duty from
State Election Commission, briefed all on the general rules and regulations for the
smooth conduct of elections.
Seven master trainers imparted training and practically demonstrating the functioning
ADC cum MRO Bokar Basar and other officers with all the presiding and polling officers
attended the training. DIPR
Parties asked to abide by election code of conduct
ZIRO, Apr 27: A meeting of all the departments along with administration and leaders
of various political parties was convened by new Deputy Commissioner Marnya Ete to
ensure free and fair conduct of the ensuing Panchayat election in Lower Subansiri
district in his conference hall here yesterday.
All administrative officers, returning officers, HoDs and political parties were
asked to strictly follow the Model Code of Conduct as issued by the State Election
Commission. The Model Code of Conduct was read out for all by the DC.
It was also stressed that all the Government servants, who will be appointed on duty
should inevitably carry out their duty.
In the sidelines of the meeting, various developmental works and its status were
also discussed, including revenue generation and employment generation.
The Deputy Commissioner also informed about various initiatives tobe taken by him
such as checking of check gates, inspection of educational institutions, making administration
more effective through various initiatives, computerization of arm licenses etc.
Pasighat DIPRO adds: District Election Officer RK Mishra, DEO held a consultative
meeting with all the political party leaders and administrative officers in his conference
Addressing the meeting, Mishra appealed for strict adherence to model code of conduct
(MCC) and sought full cooperation from all quarters. He said that election is the
biggest festival of our democracy and we must participate in it peacefully and enjoy
and conduct it in a fair and fearless manner.
He read out the dos and don’ts and various provisions and restrictions under election
model code of conduct and appropriate action will be taken against the violators.
SP Pushpendra Kumar informed about its preparedness to tackle any eventuality during
election besides giving full protection to the citizens.
The meeting was also attended by the election observer Bandana Deori, Municipal Returning
Officer Nilima Kumar, EAC Oli Perme, EAC Starlie Jamoh, Natek Nonang (CO) and Rani
Meanwhile, the first phase training for Presiding and Polling officers for the ensuing
Panchayat election was conducted in the DC’s conference hall today. Altogether 68
Presiding and 161 Polling officers took part in the training program.
The training is being imparted by master trainers GP Pandey and KS Bist under active
supervision of the District Panchayat Development Officer Nilima Kumar (ADC).
In her inaugural speech, the DPDO asked the trainees to avail optimum benefits of
the training and clear their doubts so that the ensuing election is conducted absolutely
error-free. She further advised to perform their assigned duties with sincerity,
dedication, fairly and fearlessly. The second phase training will be held on May
3, added Kumar.
APCSOA mourns death of Tatum
ITANAGAR, Apr 27: Arunachal Pradesh Civil Service Officers’ Association (APCSOA)
has expressed shock over the sudden and untimely demise of Modang Tatum after a brief
illness at Naharlagun yesterday.
Tatum was a sincere, dedicated and kind hearted person and served the State in different
capacity during his service tenure of 19 years 8 months.
Modang, son of Late Tamo Hong of Hong village in Lower Subansiri district, was born
in 1970 and joined the APCS (Senior Grade) in 1993 and posted at Seppa in East Kameng
and Tezu in Lohit as EAC. He went on deputation to DRDA as Project Director and posted
under Tezu DRDA in 2006. He was promoted last year to APCS (Admin Grade). He was
presently posted as Additional DC, Boleng, under East Siang district.
He left behind his wife, a daughter and a son.
The Association prayed to almighty to grant eternal peace to the departed soul. APCSOA
also conveyed its deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family members and prayed
to almighty to give them strength and courage to bear the irreparable loss.
It’s a ‘revenue revolution’ for some departments
For many people the ensuing Panchayati Raj election across the state and Municipal
election at Itanagar, may be a tedious and soporific period, as it incurs lots of
money besides the usual electioneering which involves noise and nuisances.
However, it’s a heyday for the departments like Public Health Engineering (PHED)
and the Power (E) in our state where most of the common public are accustomed to
evade tax and revenue.
This election spawned “revenue revolution” for these departments, thanks to the Arunachal
Pradesh Panchayat Raj Act 1997 Section 57 under which criteria for disqualification
is being laid for candidates. It clearly says “If arrears of any kind are due by
him to the Gram Panchayat, Anchal Samiti/Zilla Parishad and Government: Provided
that the disqualification specified in clauses (d) and (e) shall not apply to an
In fact, generating revenues through these basic needs (water and electricity) has
always been a tough job for the departments. Needless to say our people’s attitude
towards electricity and water bills, as many don’t care, no matter their bill touches
dizzying heights of whopping ten to twenty thousand, sometimes lakhs, driving department
into insolvent state and sometime forcing it to go on de-connection drive spree.
The random statistic records says, both departments were able to collect lakhs of
rupees in terms of pending bills from the contesting candidates as the candidates
have to produce “no due certificates” from the respective departments before filing
of nomination paper.
It said departments had never experienced such obedient tax payers ever before and
there was rush-hours for couple of weeks before the filing nomination papers. “I
saw hundreds of people on queue at cash counter of Power departments obediently waiting
for their turn to pay the due bill” said a clerk amusingly.
Observers feel that if the common people always maintain such decent attitude towards
water and electricity bills in our state, both departments would find no problem
in providing power and water supply without any interruption.
DC for welfare and safety measure in Govt. offices
AALO, Apr 27: West Siang Deputy Commissioner M K Sahoo has asked all offices of the
district to display Citizen’s Charter in English and Hindi languages in front of
their respective office providing information to general public as well as to make
the service delivery system more transparent and accountable, reports DIPRO.
Similarly a board displaying the details of the PIO with respect to Right to Information
Act, 2005 should also be placed in a conspicuous place of the office premises, the
DC said while requesting all HoDs to make a routine procedure of sending each and
every information to DIO, NIC on every Friday for updating the official website of
the district for information of general public. Circulars in this regard have already
been issued to all Government offices.
All government offices must be provided with fire extinguishers as a precautionary
measure and sensitize the office staff about its use. First Aid Box should also be
installed in govt. offices in consultation with District Medical Officer. The DC
has also asked all offices to maintain cleanliness and asked to dispose off unserviceable
items that are found scattered in the office premises. Special attention must be
given to toilet blocks, gallery, visitors’ rooms and other space in their respective
offices, the DC said. The DC has obtained compliance reports from all offices within
a week time. DIPRO
India does not want to accentuate situation: PM on Chinese incursion
NEW DELHI, Apr 27: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said India does not
want to "accentuate" the situation in the wake of the recent Chinese incursion in
Ladakh and is working on a plan to resolve it.
"We do have a plan. We do not want to accentuate the situation. We do believe that
it is possible to resolve this problem. It is a localised problem. I think the talks
are going on," he said when asked if the government had any plans to resolve the
The Prime Minister was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the defence investiture
ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan here.
On April 15, a platoon-strength contingent of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA)
had come inside the Indian territory in Burthe in the DBO sector and established
a tented post there.
The government had on Saturday told a parliamentary committee that Chinese troops
have pitched tents 19 kms deep inside the Indian territory in Ladakh region. The
Army has given its inputs to the government and the national security adviser-headed
China study group, which is handling the present situation in Ladakh. The Army has
also given various options to the government on the issue including the aggressive
use of military to handle the present situation.
All the options suggested to the China study group are being looked at carefully
and other stakeholders in the situation have also given their inputs.
The Army had rushed its troops from the 5 Ladakh Scouts battalion to the DBO area
and they are camping there. The force is also considering the option of dispatching
additional troops if the need arises. PTI