April 03


ATI director Pema Tshetan retires

ITANAGAR, Apr 02: Administrative Training Institute (ATI) Director (Training) Pema Tshetan has retired from service on superannuation on March 31.

Hailing from Sera village in Bomdila of West Kameng district, Tshetan entered into Government service in 1975 as Upper Division Clerk (UDC) and served in various capacities before taking the charge of Director (Training) on in September, 1999. He had been the longest serving Director of the State Government with more than 15 years in the post.

A sincere, dedicated and honest officer, Tshetan played a crucial role in the growth of the ATI to a full-fledged Directorate from a small training cell.

Meanwhile, the staff of ATI, including Deputy Director (Trg cum Secretary General CoSAAP Pate Marik bade emotional farewell to the retired Director at ATI in a small but impressive function. The officers and officials of ATI recalled his hard working nature and committed attitude with a missionary zeal towards duties and responsibilities. They assured him to carry forward his foot prints and wished him for a happy retired life.

The outgoing director has advised the ATI staff to be very sincere and dedicated towards their duties. He also assured to extend any possible help for the larger interest of the premier institute any time in future.


Casting of postal ballot begins today

ROING, Apr 02: The district administration is fully geared up for the ensuing Parliamentary and two Assembly constituencies in the district. The Polling Teams has been formed and commissioning of EVMs is expected to complete by tonight.

The casting of postal ballots by the polling personnel has begun today at the Facilitation Centre at Multipurpose Community Hall and shall continue till April 5.

The final round of EVM Training to the Polling Personnel has also begun today onwards and shall continue for next four days to make the polling personnel fully equipped and familiar with the handling of the EVM and also to make their doubts clear.

General Observer for 42-Dambuk and 43-Roing AC, Upendra Nath Mallick and DEO Shiv Kumar along with ARO, Sandeep Kumar Singh is minutely monitoring and supervising the whole preparations of election process. DIPRO


EVM commissioning in progress

DAPARIJO, Apr 02: Preparations are underway for the coming Parliamentary and Assembly elections in the Upper Subansiri district with the randomization of polling personnel for the 244 polling booths completed in presence of the observer.

With the first and second round of randomization of EVMs for the Parliamentary and Assembly elections complete, the commissioning of EVMs began yesterday in the presence of the DEO Tahang Taggu, returning officers and representatives of the political parties. The commissioning of EVMS for the Parliamentary elections is complete and the commissioning of EVMs for the assembly elections is underway.

The place also saw a rush of polling personnel on election duty exercising their right to vote through postal ballot system which began today. The distribution of polling material and movement of personnel for the far flung areas of the district will begin on April 3. DIPRO


APCC lodges complaint against Modi

ITANAGAR, Apr 02: Political war is brewing up in the state with parties having go at each other. Days after BJP Prime Minister nominee Narendra Modi came down heavily on ruling Congress by targeting Chief Minister, the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) is hitting back in equal measure and have lodged complaint against Modi for breach of model code of conduct.

A delegation of APCC met Chief Electoral Officer and submitted complaint letter alleging that Modi violated MCC by threatening Chief Minister openly. “Such unwarranted threat by Modi to chief minister of Arunachal reflects sick mentality aimed at divisive politics besides violation of MCC. His undemocratic and unethical remarks to equate legislators with vegetables are really unfortunate and highly condemnable. Such remark is slap on the face of people of Arunachal who have unanimously elected leaders unopposed,” read the complaint letter of APCC. “The sentiments of Arunachalees have been deeply wounded by such ill remark of BJP Prime Minister Candidate Narendra Modi. He must tender apology for disgracing democratically elected leaders,” APCC stated.


Polling personnel cast votes

NAMSAI, Apr 02: The polling officers, police personnel and other staff members who have been engaged on election duty have exercised their franchise at the facilitation centre at Namsai town club. Around 400 officials from 46-Chongkham, 47-Namsai and 48-Lekang cast their votes today and it is expected that the rest of the officials will also excise their “ Right to vote”.

Different Mock polling stations have been set up in different areas as part of the awareness campaign among the voters about the polling station scenario in respect of simultaneous election to Lok Sabha and state assembly election, 2014. This will help in educating voters the importance to excise their right to vote through EVM. The officers appointed acted as dummy presiding and polling officers for Mock polling stations today, according to an official release.


Cash seizure increasing rapidly

ITANAGAR, Apr 02: The cash seizure made during checking by Election Commission appointed teams in Arunachal Pradesh have totalled Rs. 2.16 crore with seizure of Rs.1.50 lakh more cash today.

Besides, the Flying Squad and Static Surveillance teams operating in the State have seized few bottles of Indian made foreign liquor, five local local daos, large quantities of manifestos, pamphlets, banners, posters, flags, mufflers, caps etc of various political parties today.


New ANSU team sworn in

ITANAGAR, Apr 02: The oath taking ceremony of new ANSU team was today held at ANSU office. In the ceremony, the newly elected president, Byabang Joram, and General Secretary, Nyanya Gollo, along with 19 other executive members of the union took oath from the outgoing president and were handed over the charges of their respective posts.


Commissioning of EVM concludes

ITANAGAR, Apr 02: The commissioning of the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) to be used in the ensuing Lok Sabha and Assembly Election in respect of three Assembly Constituencies under DEO Papum Pare have been concluded today at Siddhartha Hall here in the presence of the Central Observer Shazad Shibli, Mige Kamki, DC-cum-Returning Officer, 13th Itanagar (ST) Assembly Constituency and Ashok Kumar DC-cum-DEO Papum Pare. The EVMs were later kept in the strong room under the strict vigil of the security personnel. DIPRO


Poll expenditure of parties scrutinized

ITANAGAR, Apr 02: Election expenditure incurred by the candidates of both the Political Parties - INC & BJP in respect of 41-Anini (ST) Assembly constituency was scrutinized today for the second time by Election Expenditure Observer Pankaj Kumar Singh, IDAS in presence of Pema Dorjee, Assistant Expenditure observer cum Nodal officer at circuit House, Anini. Due to introduction of double column entry system register, the parties could not maintain it properly in the first checking. But with the proper technical guidance and advises given by the observer, the second scrutiny was done without any difficulty. The third and last scrutiny is fixed on 6th April 2014, according to an official release.


News Impact

State machinery is being misused for electioneering, alleges BJP

ITANAGAR, Apr 02: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Arunachal unit today alleged ruling Congress of using state machinery in the election process.

Addressing the press persons at BJP office, party president Tai Tagak informed that on 31st March party had lodged official complaint to Chief Electoral Officer C B Kumar with concrete proof regarding misuse of state machinery but till date there has been no action in this regard.

“We want to ask CEO why there is no response to our complaint. The election commission should also look into the allegation that chopper, govt. vehicles are being used by Congress party to ferry money. We are also getting to hear that in all the 11 assembly constituencies where Congress won unopposed, ASMs are being paid huge money to indulge in vote capturing. These serious allegations should be proved by election observers at the earliest,” said Tagak. Further he added, “Everybody is aware that UG group tries to influence voting in districts like Tirap, Changlang and Longding. It’s been reported that people carrying AK 47 are moving around carrying cash in the vehicle.                          The election commission should take note of this development and deploy army so that election process is held peacefully without fear.”  BJP also alleged that just before assembly was dissolved entire bank of capital went cashless and later Rs 1500 crore was flown in chopper from outside. “After this incident, 11 Congress candidates won uncontested. Now it’s for public to make guess,” added Tai Tagak. BJP president also claimed that ruling Congress violated model code of conduct as Chief Minister Nabam Tuki in principle have agreed to give chairman posts to many candidates including two from BJP, who withdraw nomination paper.

BJP also informed that court case has been initiated against decision of returning officer of 12th Pakke Kessang, 39-Mebo and 15th Sagalee assembly constituency who declared Congress candidates’ winner unopposed. Party chief further clarified that BJP has no alliance with NPF in Arunachal and alliance is limited to Nagaland only. “We may go for post poll alliance with PPA if situation arise. But we want to make it clear that BJP has no any alliance with NPF. We are opposed to the idea of greater Nagalim as it will compromise territorial integrity of state,” stated BJP president.



Forget the past, start a new beginning: Tuki

ITANAGAR: Apr 02: In a BJP-challenging mood, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today ventured into one of the bastions of the Saffron Party and appealed people to choose the Congress nominee for development that has visibly remained stagnant for the last five years.

Pasighat West Assembly constituency that comprises Ruksin and adjoining areas bordering Assam in East Siang district has been one of the few constituencies in Arunachal Pradesh represented by a BJP candidate. This time around though, the incumbent BJP representative, physician-turned-politician, Dr Tangor Tapak faces a stiff challenge from a first-timer, engineer-turned-politician, Er Tatung Jamoh, the Congress nominee.

The challenge got stiffer with hundreds responding positively to the Chief Minister’s appeal.

“There must be very good reason for Jamoh to leave an enviable job of an engineer to fight elections for the first time. If the people’s confidence and support is not with him, he would have never left his job,” Tuki observed and predicted an overwhelming victory for Jamoh.

He expressed regret that Ruksin and adjoining areas couldn’t develop at par with other parts of the state with a BJP representative at the helm but assured that with Jamoh’s win the area would make up for the loss very fast. Tuki advised the electorates to forget the past and start a new beginning of development and prosperity by supporting the Congress.

Travelling by road from Pasighat to Ruksin, the Chief Minister congratulated the people of Ruksin for getting one of the best stretch of roads in the state connecting the district headquarters.

“This two-lane road from Pasighat to Ruksin is one of the best. But don’t think that it is the handiwork of BJP or its representative. It is the ruling Congress Government that constructed and completed the road in record time,” he said and assured that many more similar projects would come up in the area with the Congress coming back to power with an elected representative from Pasighat West.

Releasing the Congress party’s election manifesto, Tuki wondered aloud why the opposition parties were yet to come out with theirs.

“Might be that the opposition parties have nothing to give to the people. Or maybe they are reluctant to bear the expenses of compiling and printing their manifestos as they are confident that they are not going to win!” the Chief Minister said taking a dig at the opposition.

Ninong Ering, Congress nominee of the Arunachal East Parliamentary seat, took out his ire on BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi alleging him of intimidating the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.

Referring to Modi’s address at a rally in Itanagar on Monday, Ering said a man proposing himself as the future Prime Minister of India should not have stooped so low to hit members of opposition parties below the belt.

“Who is Modi to intimidate the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh? He too is a Chief Minister of a state. Modi should know Arunachal Pradesh is not afraid of any Narendra Modi and the people will not accept any threat to their elected Chief Minister,” Ering said adding that come April 9, Arunachal Pradesh will give him a befitting reply.

Tuki and Ering later addressed a huge Congress rally at the heart of Pasighat town and sought re-election of Bosiram Siram, the Congress nominee for Pasighat East Assembly constituency.

The rally was joined by Nari-Koyu Assembly nominee Tako Dabi and party leaders.

In the afternoon, Tuki addressed another huge rally at Likabali (West Siang district) in favour of Jomde Kena, former Deputy Speaker of the State Assembly and the Congress nominee for Likabali Assembly constituency. The rally was also attended by Gojen Gadi, who is seeking re-election from the neighboring Basar Assembly constituency. (APCC Media Cell)



SUMA stages protest rally against NPF’s entry into state politics

ITANAGAR, Apr 02: Hundreds of SUMA activists took out a protest rally on motorcycles and cars from Nirjuli to IG Park to protest against the participation of NPF candidates in the simultaneous elections in the state. The rally was organized by the SUMA’s Capital Complex and Papum Pare units.

Later addressing the people at Akashdeep, SUMA president Biri Tabing termed the NPF’s political expansion as slow poison for the people of the state.  He argued that if NPF is truly concerns for the entire Mongloids of the North eastern states, why they are mounting towards neighbouring states with a single tribe from Nagaland.

“To convince the entire indigenous communities of Arunachal by expanding their political activities, NPF’s moral responsibility was to ensure that there will be no extortion to contractors, business communities, residents and Govt employees which has so long been an experienced and time tested phenomenon by the locals of the state specially in those districts of Tirap, Longding and Changlang,” he said.

Tabing further said, “If these illegal means of activities which has been deep-seated by NPF from end to end with NSCN, the eventuality in the coming days will be a grave and day to day occurrence getting bigger into the state capital, Itanagar.”

Therefore, he said, the current fielding of candidates in the state Assembly election is synonymously a kind of trading licence for the NPF which will lead them to enter into the grassroot level politics (Panchayat) and till then it would be easier for them to blackmail those poor and illiterate country people of remote Arunachal. Tabing stressed that NPF had promised not to participate in both the Assembly and the Lok Sabha election unless the nomenclature will not be changed, but they have not kept their words which he said indicates their ill political motive.

Stating that the political invasion of NPF is not only the concern of SUMA, Tabing said that the non-APSTs are also partially a victim of those extortion so far been allegedly carried out by the NSCN and asked them to raise their voice joining hands with SUMA against NPF.

Meanwhile, claiming that the SUMA members have burnt down the Bolero with Nagaland registration number which belonged to the NCP Central Observer, who is happened to be the NCP MLA from Nagaland, at a hotel premises, Itanagar today, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Arunachal Pradesh unit condemned the heinous acts of vandalism. “The act is despicable to say the least and since it was an unprovoked act, it amounts to a premeditated attempt on the part of the SUMA activists although it is fairly clear that the NPF and NCP are two different parties,” the party said in a release.

The lack of security at the Ashok Hotel speaks volumes of the kind of license being given to hotels around Itanagar and is a blot on the state, the NCP added.

The NCP, Arunachal Unit, urged upon the Election commission of India to take serious note of this incident and requests the law enforcing agencies to effectively curb this social menace by getting to the bottom of it, even if it involves some politically motivated underpinnings, the release said.

“The vehicle belongs to Mhonlemo Kikon, a NCP MLA from Nagaland who arrived here as general observer of his party,” Capital SP Seju P Kuruvilla said, adding that a case has been registered in this connection and five SUMA activists were arrested, a PTI report added.



90 air sorties in state for election activities

Itanagar Apr 02: The Election Commission would press 90 air sorties in Arunachal Pradesh for transporting men and materials to various remote and inaccessible polling stations in the state for the April 9 Lok Sabha and Assembly elections.

“The process of air sorties began today with the departure of four teams of polling officials including security personnel to remote Vijaynagar circle in Changlang district to manage four polling stations consisting of 2,900 electorates,” Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Chandra Bhusan Kumar told reporters at a press conference here this evening.

Vijaynagar, one of the remotest circles under Miao sub-division is located at a distance of 157 kilometres from the sub divisional headquarters. “The circle which has no surface communication, is approachable only by foot which takes five to six days,” Kumar disclosed and added that the teams comprising 39 person including security personnel equipped with polling materials and all logistics have been dispatched in advance keeping in view the weather condition.

He said the polling officials including the security personnel have casted their postal ballots yesterday.

He said, besides Pawan Hans choppers, the Indian Air Force would provide air sorties to the Commission.

“The IAF will provide one air ambulance on the polling day to manage medical emergencies.

Retrieval for any emergency will not be a problem for us as we have arranged adequate medical facilities and other logistics in all the remote and inaccessible polling booths,” he disclosed.

“We have taken all precautionary measures for the polling teams including medical, rations, wireless and other logistics.

The teams from 664 remote and inaccessible polling booths will return back on April 11 next,” he said.

Disclosing that all preparation for a free and fair elections are nearing completion, Kumar informed that 1,358 digital cameras have been installed to check unfair means during polling while, in 124 polling stations webcasting facility would be available.

Altogether 7,53,170 electorates including 3,77,272 female would exercise their franchise in 2,158 polling stations in the state.

A total number of 4316 EVMs would be used separately for Lok Sabha and assemble polls in each booths.

While eight polling stations are having less than 10 voters, 20 having less than 20 voters and 105 polling stations have less than 50 electors.

The C Sector polling station at Itanagar has the highest number of 1650 voters, while Malogaon polling station under Hayuliang in Anjaw district has only two voters. PTI



Cong accuses PPA of indulging in violence at Kalaktang

ITANAGAR, Apr 02: The election related violence rocked sleepy Kalaktang town yesterday as PPA candidate Tsering Sonam and his workers allegedly resorted to violence, assault and robbery against Congress candidate and sitting MLA Tenzing Norbu Thongdok. Informing this R T Bapu, Block President, 5 Kalaktang BCC alleged that personal security officers of Congress candidate were badly thrashed when they tried to stop the mob of PPA supporters.

“They were assaulted with sticks and stones by the mob and received bodily injury. INC Candidate Tenzing Norbu Thongdok luckily escaped without serious injury though he too was assaulted. His personal belonging was robbed by the mob. They also tried to snatch away firearm of the PSO but were unsuccessful,” alleged BCC President.

It may also be noted that the miscreants were later released by the police station at Kalaktang though an FIR of assault and robbery was lodged at the police station. Congress also accused PPA of taking support of militant groups to threaten the voters of Kalaktang area.

The workers of PPA have also threatened Lobsang Minto, the family members of the Block Chairperson, Rinchin Tashi Bapu (President BCCI) and Sang Rakpa an active Congress party worker of violence if they canvas or promote INC candidate, the Congress alleged. Party requested that proper action be taken against PPA candidate to ensure free and fair election.



Power allocation to districts revised

ITANAGAR, Apr 02: In view of the prevailing power supply position and implementation of CERC Deviation Settlement Mechanism Regulations, 2014, allocation of power to all the divisions/districts has been revised with effective from April 1.

As per the revised power allocation, Papum Pare got the highest allocation of 32 MW power during peak hours from 5 pm to 10 pm. The district will get 13 MW power during off-peak hours (from 10 pm to 5 pm). The total allocation also includes 2 MW and 1 MW power during peak and off peak hours respectively for Pare HEP. This electricity will be supplied through AP state grid.

East Siang has been allocated a total of 5.40 MW during peak hours and 3.20 MW during off-peak hours. Of the total power allocated, 2 MW and 1 MW power during peak and off-peak hours respectively will be supplied through AP State Grid while rest of the power will be supplied through Assam grid by SLDC, Kahilipara, informed a Bidyut Bhawan release.

The district wise power to be supplied through AP State grid during peak and off-peak hours for various district after revision is-- West Kameng (4 MW and 2 MW), East Kameng (3 MW and 1 MW), Lower Subansiri (5 MW and 2 MW), Kurung Kumey (2 MW and 0.50 MW), Upper Subansiri (3 MW and 1 MW), West Siang (5 MW and 1 MW), Upper Siang (1.5MW and 0.50 MW), Tirap (4MW and 1.5 MW), West Kameng (for KHEP, 5 MW and 1 MW).

The district wise power to be supplied through Assam grid during peak and off-peak hours for various district after revision is, West Kameng (0.20 MW and 0.10 MW), East Kameng (0.70 MW and 0.40 MW), West Siang (0.65 MW and 0.30 MW), Changlang (5 MW and 2.70 MW), Tirap (1.60 MW and 0.90 MW), Lower Dibang Valley (3 MW and 1 MW), Lohit (4 MW and 2 MW) and Anjaw (2 MW and 1 MW).

The revised power allocation will remain effected till May 15.

However, the quantum of power allocation, duration of imposition, area to be covered etc. may vary with time since availability and demand of power varies from time to time due to short notice revision by various power generating stations, Bidyut Bhawan sources informed.



Mock polling conducted to bring awareness among the voters

CHANGLANG, Apr 02: Changlang DEO Chanchal Yadav is trying by all means to achieve maximum voting percentage in the coming Parliamentary and Assembly Election-2014. The DEO facilitated the voters of 53-Changlang (N) and 52-Changlang (S) Assembly constituency by demonstrating the EVM and its procedures to cast the vote here at Changlang Old Club today. In order to attract maximum voters to avail the opportunity wide publicity on the EVM demonstration were given in the township area and nearby villages through public announcement system of IPR department.

While talking to the participating voters who were allowed to cast vote through EVM to make them aware and familiarize with the machine the DEO reiterated them all to participate in universal adult franchise through free and fare means without inducement.

The mock polling team under the supervision of PD, T Jerang was set up in the club where the voters who were large in number were allowed to practice voting through EVM.

The same facility also was provided at two different places in Bordumsa town of 49-Bordumsa A/Constituency where 233 voters participated, in Namphai, Lower Miao South, Phup, Deban, Dharampur-II, Two Hut, New Khamang, Kharsang Town, Kharsang Tinali & New Yanman area of 50-Miao (ST) A/Constituency where 512 voters and in Jairampur, Manmao, Nampong, Lungpang & Renuk area of 51-Nampong (ST) Assembly Constituency where 252 voters took part enthusiastically.

Meanwhile, the randomization of all the EVMs were completed and allocated all five assembly constituencies of the district. Commissioning of the EVMs which was started on 30th March 2014 was also finished yesterday. DIPRO incharge



East Kameng all set to conduct simultaneous elections

SEPPA, April 02: The East Kameng district is fully prepared and all set to conduct simultaneous election -2014, said DC cum DEO Tarin Dakpe today.

Dakpe in a move to conduct free and fair, peaceful election in East Kameng appealed the functionaries of all political parties to cooperate with the administration and polling personnel. He also appealed to all the Govt. servants to discharge their election duties with total impartiality and also asked the GBs and HGBs to assist and help the polling teams in their respective village. He urged all political parties to comply with MCC during the day of poll and not to involve in collection of EPIC card forcibly; arm license holder to deposit their arm in nearest police station failing of which will invite legal action in the nature of cancellation, arrest and so on.

Earlier, Dakpe presented the election related activities and status report which included month-long training imparted to officers/officials in a phase wise with the last training to presiding/polling officers, micro observers and AROs yesterday with training cell open to clear any confusions. The status report further said that randomization of EVMs and ceiling done; polling team for 109 polling stations listed out with movement plan; randomization of officers and officials on polling duty for 58 polling stations being listed out today; movement starts on 4th April 2014 onwards for inaccessible areas like Lada, Yakli etc.; Sector magistrates and concern AROs already assessed each and every polling stations of their jurisdiction; flying squads have been carrying out proper checking of vehicles round the clock; the situation remain calm and quite with restriction of movement of people within Seppa town from 10 pm to 4 am; postal ballot process for staffs on duty underway at election office; General observer visiting and assessing most of the polling stations.

SP Apang Tamut briefed the police and military personnel deployed for maintenance of law and order during election in East Kameng at General Ground, Seppa today. DIPRO



Assembly election observer visits constituencies

PASIGHAT, Apr 02: To ensure free, fair, error free and peaceful poll in the district, the Assembly Election Observer H K Behera made a whirlwind tour of Koyu circle today and inspected almost all the polling stations falling within the circle.

During his visit the observer interacted with the Gaon Burahs and elder members and shared his view about the importance of election and people’s participation in it in a bid to building the pillar of democracy stronger and more vibrant. He advised the villagers to gather fair knowledge of use of EVMs before actually going for casting their valuable votes.

While moving along the roads Behera with the help of GBs and police personnel removed the posters and flags put up by the political parties in government premises. He drove into the office of the EAC, Koyu to make himself abreast of the area regarding poll arrangements made so far and also the status of security measures being made so far but found the office was locked at 1030 hrs with none around. The Observer visited Kakki, Rina, Koyu and other polling stations lying along the way to the Circle Headquarter and personally took stock of availability of basic amenities of Polling Stations as prescribed by the ECI. In the afternoon session the Observer also heard election related cases in his office.

Yesterday on April-1, Behera had visited various polling stations in Yagrung and Bilat circles falling under 38-Pasighat and 37-Pasighat constituencies to assess the suitability of the polling stations as per prescribed guide lines of ECI. The polling stations he visited were Yagrung, Taki lalung, Remi, Mirem, Bilat, Ledum etc. Barring a few, most of the school buildings he visited had separate toilet, water and electricity connections. He instructed the concerned officers to ensure temporary electricity connection wherever it was possible. Visiting the Circle Office at Bilat, Behera took stock of pre-poll arrangements and also inspected all the PSs and at Mangnang he removed few roadside political parties’ banners and flags on the spot. DIPRO



Voter awareness campaign at Tezu

TEZU, Apr 02: To create awareness among the voters about the polling station scenario in respect of simultaneous elections, mock polling stations were set up at 4 locations in Tezu today.

The mock polling stations at various locations in the district will help in educating voters, political parties, polling team etc about the presence of two different sets of EVMs, one for Parliament and the other for Assembly for separate voting. Moreover, this exercise will greatly act as a confidence building measure through preparedness of each stake holder, said Dr. BM Mishra, DEO cum RO Tezu.

The mock polling stations were set up in 12 locations across Lohit district out of which 4 were set at Tezu at Government Middle School Jeko, Government Higher Secondary School Tezu, Sishuniketan Tezu and Government Middle School Tafragam.

Dummy polling teams at the 12 locations including 4 in Tezu-Sunpura managed the mock polling stations with the help of sector magistrates. Total 1000 common voters in all the 12 locations participated in the mock exercise.

RO cum DEO Dr. BM Mishra provided all the logistic support while Nodal Officer SVEEP Dr. PC Swain coordinated the entire proceedings.

Meanwhile, the Flying Squad Team seized around 2600 BJP Caps, badges and flags from an Assam registered vehicle at Demwe, today.

The vehicle loaded with BJP items was entering Tezu without valid permit and documents. The seized items were handed over to OC, Police Station, Tezu.

Postal ballots:The Second day of postal ballot voting of the police personnel was held at School Auditorium of Government Higher Secondary School, Tezu today. All the proceeding was personally monitored by RO cum DEO.

Total 122 police personnel casted their votes. The entire proceeding went peacefully and no law and order problem was recorded. DIPRO



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Nato and Russia should respect each other’s sentiment

Nato today claimed that Russia has all the forces it needs on the border to invade Ukraine within the next three to five days.  Nato's top military commander while issuing warning described the situation at the border as "incredibly concerning". The Russian force has aircraft and helicopter support as well as field hospitals and electronic warfare capabilities available at the border. Ever since Russia annexed Ukrainian region of Crimea tension between West and Russia is at all time high with fear that Russia may invade Eastern Part of Ukraine which has sizeable Russian origin people.

This claim by Nato comes after Russia on Wednesday accused Nato of reverting to Cold War language by suspending all practical cooperation with Moscow the day before in protest at its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. Nato also ordered military planners to draft measures to strengthen its defences and reassure nervous eastern European countries. Such kind of posture by both Nato and Russia will not benefit anyone and only ignite tension. Russia has been expressing deep concern over what it perceives as encircling by Nato after many former Soviet Republics joined US led block. Nato should shed such expansionist attitude and reassure Russia that it has no intention to hurt their interest. If such agreement is reached there is every possible chance that tension will be reduced at the earliest. On the other hand Russia should also respect sovereignty of countries like Ukraine and stop meddling in internal matter.