April 10

Photocopy banned!

ITANAGAR, Apr 09: District Magistrate-cum-Deputy Commissioner, Itanagar has prohibited photocopy/ Xerox copy of any book/ text book in the form of duplicate copy with letter smaller than the original text.

The noticed stated that photocopier shops in some locations in Itanagar Capital Complex are indulging in producing micro copies of printed text likely to be used or misused by the candidates appearing in examination as seized by the Magistrate on duty which is a violation of copy right law which is a punishable offence. Any photocopy/ Xerox copy shops indulging in activities shall be prosecuted as per law, stated DM Mige Kamki in the order.


Centre to invest Rs 10,000 Cr. in NE power sector

Guwahati, Apr 09: The Centre will invest Rs 10,000 crore in the power sector of the eight North Eastern states, including Sikkim, Union Power, said Coal and NRE Minister Piyush Goyal here on April 9. "The Centre has undertaken major initiatives in the North East for speedy implementation of power projects and I urge all the eight NE state governments to extend their support in this endeavour," said Goyal at the inaugural session of the Conference of Power, Renewable Energy and Minesheld.

The Centre has already approved a scheme for strengthening the transmission and distribution system in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim with an outlay of Rs 4,754 crore. The government has also approved another North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project for the other six states in the region with an outlay of Rs 5,111 crore, including budgetary support of Rs 2,600 crore, the minister said.

There was also plan to restart the Teesta Hydro Electric Project in Sikkim with an investment of Rs 13,000 crore and this would be huge source of power for the entire North East, said Goyal. PTI


Villagers surrender air-guns to protect wildlife

ITANAGAR, Apr 09: The villagers of Pangi village have morally deposited all their air-guns to Head Gaon Bura of the village in order to protect and preserve wild animals and birds of the area.

The villagers further took a pledge to fight against killing of wild animals and birds in their village jurisdiction and also passed a resolution that violators of this resolution will be imposed penalty of Rs 5000.

The remarkable movement of the villagers was initiated by Tanyo Siram, executive member, Eco-Development Committee of Daying Ering M Wildlife Sanctuary.

It is worth mentioning that Pangi village is situated in the left Bank of the River Siang where Dr Gregerson was murdered on 30 March, 1911 during Anglo- Abor War.


Appeal for ADC to intervene

ITANAGAR, Apr 09: Nima Buri Philley of Dorjeeling village in a letter to Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mechukha alleged that Tachi Kochung along with a friend had physically assaulted her in her shop at Mechukha on March 30 last and lodged a complaint against her at Police station Mechukha.

The next day, she also lodged a complaint against the alleged assaulters and subsequently police has arrested Kochung. But despite severe injury caused to me, the culprit was released on bail immediately by the police authority and the police officer is also not providing me detail of the case despite my appeal for furnishing the same.

Alleging partiality in the investigation process and expressing her displeasure over the issue, Philley appealed to the ADC to intervene in the matter and book the culprits under appropriate section of law.


AAHCSHWA demands action

ITANAGAR, Apr 09: The Arunachal Agriculture-Horticulture Clinic Showroom Holder Welfare Association (AAHCSHWA) has alleged misuse of power and position by the director of agriculture and demanded his suspension till further enquiry.

In its representation to the Chief Secretary, a copy of which was submitted to the agriculture minister, the association alleged the director of involving in 'misappropriation of Govt land'.

Alleging his involvement in favouritism and violation of Govt norms of the decentralized purchasing policy, Association further said that "he is demanding 20-25 per cent commission from various District Agriculture Officers."

Claiming that the Chemical Fertilizer Act file has been missing from the office, the Association held the director responsible for the same and demanded recovery of file soon.


Union calls SLHP NHPC bandh

ITANAGAR, Apr 09: All Dollungmukh Area Students' Union has called a 12 hrs Subansiri Lower Hydro Project NHPC, Dollungmukh Bandh on April 14 next.

The union demanded immediate shifting of Executive Director and General Manager, NHPC Office and other Office at Kolaptukar, Dollungmukh from Gerukamukh Assam, immediate providing of water supply and electricity to nine villages under Dollungmukh area, immediate construction of boundary wall at Government Secondary School, Dollungmukh and construction of teachers quarter of Government Middle School, Sipu, immediate review of construction of link road from Kolaptukar to CO Office Paro and immediate construction of 20 numbers of cement concrete Dustbin.


Contractual employees’ demand salary

ITANAGAR, Apr 09: All Arunachal Pradesh Contractual Employees' Association in a letter to the Chief Secretary today said that the contractual employees of the state are facing hardship due to non-payment of their salaries and other payments.

The association appealed to the Chief Secretary to immediately interfere in the matter and take up necessary action for early release of pending salaries and other payments.

Further reiterating its earlier demands, the association demanded provision of house rent allowances of Rs 12,000 per year, one time ex-gratia payment of Rs 5 lakhs on the death of contractual employees and also demanded regularisation of contractual employee service to those employees who have completed five years of contractual service.


West Kameng review meeting held

BOMDILA, Apr 09: The annual review meeting on Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) activities of the district was held today at Bomdila to assess the achievements made so far and also to take up strategies for effective and timely completion of the flagship programme.

Chairman of the District Water and Sanitation Committee (DWSC), AK Singh reiterating on the need to handle the programme on mission mode said that follow-up action is of vital importance for realizing the dream of an open defecation free (ODF) society.

Swachh Bharat Mission tends to not only provide a healthy and hygienic environment for the people but it is also an endeavor to change the mindset of the people to bring changes in their attitude and day to day life, said Singh.

DC Singh called for a clear cut road map for streamlining the activities in the district to give impetus to the mission and to do away with the communication gap between the departments concerned and the PRI members.

He called for a fresh survey of all the Individual Household Latrines (IHHL) and toilets in schools and Anganwadi centers by the concerned Gram Panchayat, Ashas and Anganwadi workers in their respective segments and submits the report within a fortnight.

The ZPMs have been directed to conduct block level meetings and ensure self participation. In order to ensure construction of toilets, it was decided that the hardware components should invariably be issued to the people.

Executive Engineer PHED, Likha Tekhi gave a detailed presentation about the project in the district and assured of accomplishing the task at hand effectively.

DDSE, PD and DD (ICDS) also highlighted on the status of their projects. Dr. GD Thongdok in his presentation dealt at length on the personal and community hygiene to be maintained for a healthy life and to make the mission a reality.

Among others, ZPC Chewang Lamu, ZPMs and President All West Kameng Students Union participated in the deliberation.

The meeting was organized by the PHE & WS Division under the aegis of the District Water and Sanitation Committee. DIPRO


ANYA condemns arrest of BSNL officials

ITANAGAR, Apr 09: The All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) has vehemently condemned the unlawful detention of SDO (Telecom) BSNL Tao Tana and TK Mukhapadhya (Account Officer BSNL) by Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Seppa Tageng Padoh over a trivial matter. ANYA opined that the CJM should have gone through the matter in detail as per the law before arresting officers to avert any constitutional predicament.

Further ANYA cited various past case of controversy related to CJM Padoh to raise question mark over his judgment capacity. "He was involved in a controversial case of arresting a lady Doctor on duty in 2013 at Aalo and the doctor community wore black badge to display their resentment against his illegal act. He was also involved in a poor boy Chemse Lama's imprisonment at Seppa a few months back. The matter was of downloading some videos and songs from the shop of the boy where the GM in civil dress arrested the boy after some arguments, thus again displaying his inefficiency and misuse of judicial power. Lama was kept under the custody for a whole month," ANYA added. They have appeal to the concerned authorities to look into the matter and initiate action against the erring CJM for his immature acts and depute a qualified CJM in his place at Seppa, East Kameng District.


VKAJ camps for Balsevikas

ITANAGAR, Apr 09: The Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti organized training camps for Balsevikas, Anandalaya Acharyas and health workers at VKV, Jairampur recently. 18 health workers, 25 Anadalaya Acharyas and 63 Balsevikas from Tirap, Longding, Changlang, Namsai and East Kameng districts participated in it. Among others, Arun Jyoti doctor and Dr. M Khimhun, DTO, Changlang were the resource persons of the programme.  Earlier, the camp was inaugurated by H Matcha, retd. ADC of Tirap. The Arun Jyoti is running 92 Balwadis in Arunachal Pradesh.


Experienced official can be utilized after retirement for training and workshop: DC

AALO Apr 09:  Felicitation and farewell to a retired official reflects the concern and welfare of an official who have rendered more than three decades of service in various capacities and services of such experienced official can be utilized after retirement for training and workshop from time to time said West Siang Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu while attending the annual felicitation cum farewell function held at APSTS station Aalo.

Ligu lauded the effort of the State Transport Department to conduct such Annual Function in which Best Mechanic, Best Conductor, Best Driver and the Best Staff are felicitated annually to imbibe spirit of work culture among the officials of the department.

The Station Superintendent, Tuter Nima highlighted the revenue target achievements of the department. Line Checker, Dakkar Riba who has retired from service on 31st March also shared his experiences and exhorted the co-workers to work with zeal.

On the occasion various dances and songs were presented by A R Colony and women from the State Transport Department. DIPRO


NSUI foundation day

Karda Natam

Daporijo, Apr 09: NSUI foundation Day was celebrated here at Shingik Hall.

Tree plantation was also organized in the premises of Singhik Hall by special invitees and dignitaries as a part of foundation day.

While addressing the gathering Punji Mara, parliamentary secretary RD and PR urged the youths to unite and strengthen the policies and programme of the party and render their selfless service for the society.

Dikto Yekar, MLA cum Chairman APEDA encouraged NSUI leaders to strengthen the party.

DCC President, Nyato Marde also advised the NSUI leaders to maintain the discipline of Congress party and contribute their valuable time for the party in order to serve the society as whole.

APCC Secretary Jebu Soki, while briefing the party ideology urged the gathering to maintain the team spirit for the welfare of party. He also encouraged NSUI leaders to carry out the activities of party.


UGC Rajyabhasha team visit RGU

ITANAGAR, Apr 09: A two member committee of UGC's Rajbhasha cell, New Delhi was on a two day visit from April 8 to Rajiv Gandhi University to assess and see the progress of Hindi language in the Institution.

The visiting UGC team comprised of Dr. Urmila Devi, Joint Secretary (Official Language), UGC and Dr. Ursila Minz, Hindi Adviser, UGC.

During their visit they interacted with the officers and officials, faculty members and students of the university. They visited academic and administrative blocks of the university and expressed satisfaction on the use of official language in a functional mode.  

The Jt. Secretary also gave a talk on the scopes of Hindi studies and research as a career in the University's department of Hindi.

Earlier the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Tamo Mibang shared his viewpoints on the developments initiated for the promotion of Rajbhasha Hindi in Rajiv Gandhi University in the presence of Registrar, Prof. Rachob Taba, Controller of Examinations, Prof. R. Tamuli, Finance Officer in-charge, Prof. A. Mitra, all the Deans of various faculties, all Deputy Registrars and Hindi Officer of the university.


AVP prog

ITANAGAR, Apr 09: The weeklong Parichay Varg organised by Arunachal Vikas Parishad Longding District unit concluded on 8th April. Around 40 Participants from every nook and corner of the District participated in the camp.

Apart from dance and song performances, creative Art and Handicrafts prepared by the participants were displayed.

Speaking on the occasion, Gandiap Gansa, Assistant Mining Development Officer appealed the mass gathering to work for the society.

Earlier, President Arunachal Vikas Parishad, Longding District unit Chanwang Wangsa, said that ``we have all come to learn and now it is our duty to go out and serve our society".


Darka celebrates Mopin

AALO, Apr 09: The people of Darka village celebrated its three day Mopin festival at Darka village with great pomp and gaiety.

On the third day, a general meeting was conducted at Humgo-Rigo Dere where various welfare resolutions like ways and means to keep the village clean, ban on sale of Indian Made Foreign Liquor and all other addictive commodities in the village were taken. DIPRO


Society destroys Poppy plants at Geku

YINGKIONG, Apr 09: Geku Women Welfare Society in collaboration with the administration lead by EAC Henkir Lollen, with support of Police and ALCs completely destroyed 4.5. hectares of Poppy plants at Polek and Dengkak area of Geku recently. DIPRO


ASHA training on violence against women held

YINGKIONG, Apr 09: The 6th & 7th (4th Phase) ASHA Modular training on the theme "Violence Against Women" was conducted at Yingkiong from April 1-5 last.

ASHA Facilitator/ASHAs of Yingkiong, Jengging, Mariyang and Geku blocks actively participate in the training.

During the period, ASHA facilitator and newly recruited Block Community Mobilizer were given one day orientation training on ASHA related issues.

Inaugurating the programme, DRCHO, Dr. Appir Apang DPM, Okang Borang DPM emphasized on HBNC, JSY, Cluster meeting, Line listing of pregnant women, VHSC & VHND, Mission Indhradanush. DIPRO


CLCC appeals DC

ITANAGAR, Apr 09: The Central Longte Festival Celebration Committee (CLCC) has written to Deputy Commissioner Capital complex requesting him to strictly impose prohibition of gambling and commercial allied activities like setting up of food stalls etc. explicitly on the eve of social festival of Longte.

CLCC stated that they have been informed about some groups of youth deciding to celebrate Longte at Itanagar/Nirjulli, Nyikum Niya Hall just for individual commercial purpose by encouraging gambling and by setting up food stall which will hamper socio-cultural and traditional value and sentiments of the festival. Vehemently condemning such move, CLCC has appealed to DC to strictly impose rule of law and carry out eviction drive against law breakers.


Stop giving donation

ITANAGAR, Apr 09: The Capital Youth Organization (CYO) has appealed government departments as well as market communities to stop giving donation in the name of CYO. In a release CYO appealed govt. department and market communities to take necessary against as per provision of law against those who illegally try to collect donation in the name of CYO.


IMFL seized at Ziro

ZIRO, Apr 09: A total of 16 shopkeepers were penalized and IMFL were also seized from shops for selling IMFL without licence during the checking drive on illegal sale of IMFL and use of polythene bags at Ziro.

The drive was carried out by Town magistrate EAC Mokar Riba along with AYA representatives. DIPRO


DTO Papum Pare exceeds target

ITANAGAR, Apr 09: The District Transport Office, Papum Pare District has collected revenue of Rs 2,63,88,003 which is higher than the targeted revenue 2,53,26,358 set by the Department of Transport for the year 2014-15.


BBYK opposes imposition of AFSPA

ITANAGAR, Apr 09: The Boggong Banggo Yameng Kebang, East Siang District while opposing the imposition of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) Act in Arunachal Pradesh has appealed the government to revoke the imposition of AFSPA.

The BBYK General Secretary Manning Moyong said that though the East Siang District shares border with Assam, the East Siang District cannot be put under the category of disturbed area as there is no report of militant outfit activities in the district.


BJP Mandal unit writes to CS

ITANAGAR, Apr 09: The Bharatiya Janata Party Tali and Pipsorang Mandal Unit have written to Chief Secretary demanding urgent posting of regular assistant engineer at PWD Tali sub-division. They alleged that a junior engineer who was made incharge AE is holding the post for past six years. Alleging him of not doing duty properly, BJP Mandal unit sought his immediate transfer and posting of regular AE at the earliest.


News Impact

Tuki calls for AFSPA review, says decision unilateral

NEW DELHI, Apr 09: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has urged the Centre to urgently review the decision of extending the Armed Forces Special Powers' Act (AFSPA) to all the districts of Arunachal Pradesh bordering Assam. The Chief Minister called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at New Delhi today and expressed his concerns at the Centre's decision to extend AFSPA to the peaceful districts of the state. While terming this decision as unilateral, he pointed that it was not taken in consultation with the State Government.

The Union Home Minister assured the Chief Minister to examine and review this decision of extending AFSPA in the state.

An official level meeting between senior officials from the state and the Ministry of Home Affairs will be held tomorrow in New Delhi as a follow up of CM's meeting with Union Home Minister for early resolution of the issue.

The Chief Minister highlighted that Arunachal Pradesh has been the most peaceful state in the NE Region with no history of home grown insurgency. He asserted that the three districts of Tirap, Changlang and Longding are insurgency infected as ultras from other neighbouring states and Myanmar operate in these areas.

AFSPA has been in force in these three districts since 1991 after they were categorized as disturbed area by Ministry of Home Affairs. It was subsequently extended to a 20 km belt in districts bordering Assam.

Against this historical backdrop of AFSPA in Arunachal Pradesh, the Chief Minister categorically denied the need for extending the ambit of AFSPA to border districts of the State in entirety as notified by the Ministry of Home Affairs recently. (CM media cell)

Ering urges PM to revoke AFSPA

Member of Parliament Ninong Ering today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to revoke the imposition of Armed Forces Special (Power) Act (AFSPA) saying that the measure will affect 13 lakh people of the state.

In a letter to Modi, Ering, the Congress MP from Arunachal East constituency, wanted to know the circumstances for which the draconian law was imposed in a state which was called 'the island of peace’.

The letter, a copy of which was made available to the media further said that tourism and development would get a serious setback as this was the only source for the people of the region.

No insurgent outfit exists here originally. Those who are operating in Tirap and Changlang districts are of other states and Arunachal has no outfits of origin, he said.



Teachers threaten to boycott exam duties in protest against assault

ITANAGAR, Apr 09: College teachers of the state have threatened to stage one day boycott of university exam duty on 13th April 2015 in protest against assault on one of their colleagues by a student. Arunachal Pradesh College Teachers Association in a memorandum to the Vice Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University decried that no strong action has been taken against the offenders by the university authorities and that University has failed to deploy observers to create an ambience suitable for the examination. It accused the Govt. and College authorities of evading their responsibilities in taking appropriate penal actions against such offenders which indeed have become an encouragement to them.

Dr. K. K. Rai, Assistant Professor of Mathematics of D. N. Govt. College, Itanagar was assaulted by one Ngurang Tati, a first year student for not allowing him to cheat in the exam on 7th April, 2015.

APCTA urged the university to debar the accused from appearing in future sittings of exams with immediate effect and also amend the relevant provisions of ordinance to authorize the college authority to take such actions at their level.

It has demanded stringent disciplinary action against the culprit as per the rules of the university.

APCTA while condemning the incident in the strongest possible term urged the university authority to initiate action which would be deterrent for future. The frequent misbehaviour and indecent verbal abuses by the examinees with faculty members inside the examination halls have become very common, demoralizing the teaching fraternity of colleges of Arunachal Pradesh, the teachers said while citing assault on teachers in 2013. Meanwhile, the APCTA, JNC Unit has strongly condemned the brutal assault. The JNC Unit expresses its shock over the fact that till now no student unions or civil organisations have come forward to condemn such an inhuman and heinous act by a student on a teacher doing the invigilation duty with all honesty.

Meanwhile in a similar incident in Pasighat, a member of the JN College fraternity was mercilessly assaulted by two unidentified students while, the former was on the evening walk with his wife near the Sibo Korong bridge near JNC Lower Campus Gate.


RGU takes note of assault

Rajiv Gandhi University unequivocally has taken a serious note of the unfortunate incident. University appealed to all students/examinees to cooperate with the Teachers on Invigilation duty. The university in a statement has said that it is in receipt of representations from college authority and Arunachal Pradesh College Teachers Association (APCTA) on use of unfair means and physical assault on the Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics.



ANSU, ANYA demand immediate repeal of AFSPA

ITANAGAR, Apr 09: All Nyishi Students' Union (ANSU) today appealed to Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju to intervene in the Parliament for rollback of Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) from Arunachal Pradesh.

Opposing the imposition of AFSPA by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs in all the districts of Arunachal Pradesh bordering the state of Assam, ANSU said the people would face atrocity of armed forces if this Act be implemented in the state.

Stating that there are many drawbacks in this Act which is not good for the people of the state, ANSU also appealed  to the Governor and state government to intervene and take up the matter seriously with President of India and Prime Minister respectively to revoke the decision to implement AFSPA in the state.

"It is an uncalled for and unfortunate decision from Government of India towards the peace-loving state Arunachal Pradesh. AFSPA is not necessary in the state as we have no indigenous insurgent groups. There is no appropriate ground to implement such draconian law in peaceful state", ANSU said in a statement.

Meanwhile, the All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) has vehemently condemned the forcible imposition of Armed Forces Special Power Act(AFSPA) by the ministry of Home Affairs in all the districts bordering the state of Assam vide its notification No SO 869 of 27th March 2015. In a release ANYA stated that Arunachal is not a disturbed state and therefore imposition of AFSPA is useless.

"We are well aware about the routine violence perpetrated by the Army in the North East in the name of national security that including killings, fake encounters, rapes and other unlawful acts by the Army, thus misusing the AFSPA in the North East," the association stated.

Questioning, MoS Home Kiren Rijiju and government of India for showing step motherly attitude towards NE region in general and towards Arunachal in particular, ANYA sought to know the reason behind imposition of this draconian law.

"What were the incidents that lead to handing over large parts of state to army through AFSPA? Where is the future of our mothers and sisters in particular? Won't this act lead to a state of chaos in the days to come? Where was MoS Home Rijiju when this decision was taken at Delhi," ANYA stated.  Further they added, "We strongly condemn the presence of Kiren Rijiju in the centre as a Union Minister, as his integrity towards the peace of the state is questionable this time. Isn't he aware about the incidents of rapes, killings, army excesses, arbitrary detentions, tortures and repressions by the Army under AFSPA? We also warn that we won't accept this dreaded law as it has brought with it tales of untold suffering, midnight knocks, searches, forced captures, innumerable incidents of torture, un-notified detentions, instances of sudden disappearances and rapes more often just on the basis of a mere suspicion, and ostensibly in order to maintain public order."

Appealing for immediate repeal of the law from the state, ANYA feared that this act will in fact give birth to the incidents of Manorama, who was allegedly raped and killed by the army and other atrocities as witnessed in Manipur.



6 panchayats from Arunachal selected for best Panchayat Award

ITANAGAR, Apr 09: Altogether  six panchayat bodies including four from Papum Pare district have been selected as best panchayats by the Central Govt for the year 2014-105.

The Panchayats from Arunachal Pradesh  that have been selected as Best Panchayats 2014-105 are : Zilla Parishad and 5-Hija Anchal Samiti from Lower Subansiri district, IVth Upper Balijan Anchal Samiti, 24-Kakoi-Gram Panchayat, Kimin-1- Gram Panchayat,  and 11-Ganga Bath-Gram Panchayat from Papum Pare district.

A team of selected panchayat members, officers and officials of Panchayat department led by Akom Gaat Ligu, Deputy Director of Panchayati Raj and Nabam Rajesh, Deputy Director (RE) being the State Nodal Officer will receive the Awards from the President of India on National Panchayat Day to be held at New Delhi on April 24.

The union ministry of Panchayati Raj has  also released incentive grant under the "National Pan for Technical Assistance (NPTA) of Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Sashaktikaran Abhiyan" (RGPSA)" for 2014-2015 to Panchayats who were adjudged as best Panchayats, stated an official release.



Tawang DC regulates LPG prices

TAWANG, Apr 09: Tawang Deputy Commissioner and District Vigilance Committee chairman, Abhishek Dev has taken to task the officials of Tawang Gas Agency for fraud in LPG prices.

In a meeting held here today, the DC reprimanded the gas agency staff for levying Rs 15 as home delivery charges. The meeting was attended by District Food and Civil Supplies Officer and representatives from Tawang Gas agency.

"The agency does not provide home delivery facilities to the consumers and are charging them for the service not provided is simply unacceptable", he said.

While directing the agency to cut off the supplementary delivery charges of Rs 15 per LPG with immediate effect, the DC said "This is an unwarranted procedure as consumers have to visit the gas agency personally for refilling". Dev further said that he would write to Indian Oil Company to put an end to such fraud.

Presently the consumers pay Rs 715 for per refilled cylinder whereof Rs 257.06 gets deposited into their bank accounts as subsidy under the recently implemented Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG (DBTL) Scheme. With this directive from the DC, cooking gas will now cost Rs 700, down from Rs 715 previously, after the exclusion of the supplementary delivery charge. Tawang Gas Agency is the sole LPG distributor for Tawang sub-division, Lumla sub-division. (Mon Tawang Vigilance)



AAPSU condemns attack on teacher, appeal teachers not to boycott duty

ITANAGAR, Apr 09: All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) has condemned the violence perpetrated by a student on Dr. K.K. Rai, the Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Dera Natung Govt College, Itanagar while he was discharging his duties as an invigilator in University Examination.

A first year BA student while writing (History) Paper -I Examination at Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar, assaulted the teacher for stopping the student from cheating in the exam hall on April 7.

"It has been reported that the accused had assaulted the Professor with unspeakable cruelty and the aggrieved is severely injured and under medical treatment. Such conduct of student is not acceptable even to the Students' Community" said its spokesperson Tanya Agu.

The students urged the Home Minister and the Police Authority to immediately apprehend the culprit and punish him as per law. Any delay in the matter would create more resentment among the teachers and students as well, the spokesperson added in a statement.

Meanwhile, it appealed to the College teachers not to boycott the April 13 exam. We empathise with the teachers but boycotting the exam is not the solution, the statesmen added.

Meanwhile the All Papum Pare District Students Union (APPDSU) has strongly condemned the physical assault on the Assistant Professor. APPDSU urged the law enforcing authorities to take strict action against the culprit and book under appropriate section as per law and give exemplary punishment, so that nobody dare to repeat such inhuman act against teachers in near future.

APPDSU also called upon the vice chancellor of RGU to take appropriate action against the student. Union also assured to extent every possible help to the law enforcing authority to nab the culprits. Further, APPDSU appealed to the student's community of the state to maintain the respect relationship between teachers and the students.



AdiSU alleges encroachment of school land, demands early construction of Gandhi bridge   

ITANAGAR, Apr 09: The All Adi Students Union (AdiSU) in a letter to the deputy director of School Education (DDSE), Upper Siang district requested him to take immediate action against alleged illegal encroachment  of School premises by UD & Housing department, Yingkiong.

The  UD & Housing department has illegally occupied/encroached a plot of land in the premises of boys’ hostel of  Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Yingkiong, for construction of a working hostel for women, the AdiSU alleged.  While opposing encroachment of school land, the Union appealed to the DDSE to take necessary action to vacate the plot and stop the ongoing construction work allegedly being executed by UD & Housing within 10 days. Failing which  it threatened to launch  agitation against concerned authority.

The  Union also served a 10 days ultimatum  to Execution Engineer, PWD Yingkiong for early completion of  construction of  Gandhi Bridge.

Expressing concern over the delay in construction of Gandhi bridge, the Union  said keeping in mind that Upper Siang district is sharing international boundary with China, the bridge project should be  given top priority.

In another representation to the Executive Engineer, PWD, Maryang Division,  Upper Siang District, the Union demanded early completion of KVK building.

The delay in completion of the KVK building is directly affecting the farmers of the district, the Union said  and urged the   authorities to start the construction  work within  10 days.

While submitting a memorandum to the SDOT, BSNL Telephone Exchange, Yingkiong,  the Union appealed to the authorities to install additional High Capacity  BTS  and 3G Internet service  and to improve the existing BSNL service in Upper Siang District  within 15 days.



Minister reviews departmental activities

ITANAGAR, Apr 09: Activities of the Department of Science & Technology being taken up by the Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science & Technology was reviewed in the meeting held today under the Chairmanship of Thangwang Wangham, Minister Science & Technology in the auditorium of Science Centre, IG Park, Itanagar.

Wangham highlighted the importance of science and technology for development of the state and as well stressed upon the professionals, employees to work hard towards disseminating the benefits, reach of science and technology among cross section of the society. He also assured to look into the demands of the employees of the council on merit basis.

Gabriel D. Wangsu, Chairman, A.P. State Council for Science & Technology, called upon the scientists to come up with new innovative projects, programmes for development of science and technology in the state thereby ensuring percolation of the benefits to the grass root level.  He also emphasized on team work for achieving the very objectives of the council.

Talem Tapok, Secretary, Science & Technology, expressed urged the scientists, officers and employees of council to work devotedly and assured the all necessary support.

Er. T. Ronya, Director and Member Secretary, A.P. State Council for Science & Technology appraised the objectives, relevance of the council and requested the divisional heads to present the activities of their respective division. He also raised the concerns and demands of the employees.

Dr. Debajit Mahanta, Joint Director, A.P. state Council for Science & Technology in his presentation highlighted the activities of Science & Technology division show casing the various projects accomplished, under implementation and proposed to be taken up. His presentation included projects being carried out on study of wild edible plants and documentation of TKS on its utilization.

H.K. Dutta, Additional Director, Remote Sensing Application Centre well projected the vital role of Remote Sensing and GIS technology in planning and finalization of different developmental project, such as sericulture, Urban development planning, waste land management, Snow cover and Glacier mapping, etc.   

Vivek Kumar highlighted the activities of the Science centre and how it is different from general museums. He also explained about the upcoming digital Space Theater and Innovation Hub, going to be an added attraction of the science centre.



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Dr. Nani obing (b.h.m.s, nasik)

Dr. Samuel Hahnemann

In the search of gentle and permanent cure, an alternate medicine is on rage today, with homoeopathy leading the way with its holistic approach. The sweet pills treatment seems to have caught everyone's fancy; India being no exception. Today more than 100 million people use Homoeopathy in India varying from infants to an old Granny. No doubt it is cost effective and affordable for every citizen of the country. The main reason for this fact is that this medicine almost comes with zero side effects without losing its effectiveness, by curing the disease from the root rather than mere suppressing its symptoms, and all this by using only natural substances in minute doses. Also this improves the body's resistance power and ensures long term benefits. The best thing is that there are no complicated procedures involved in taking the medicines, no bitter pills or injections. This treatment completely does away with unnecessary surgeries, providing gentle and permanent restoration of health.

Homoeopathy is a boon to the world in field of medicines, founded by Dr. Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann, who ranks as one of greats in history alongside such giant discovery as Einstein, Newton and Hippocrates. Dr. Hahnemann was a native of Germany, born in Meissen on April 10, 1755.Hence we celebrate 10th April as World Homoeopathy day.

Homoeopathy is a therapeutic system of medicine unlike other system of medicine (Allopathy) & the Indian system of medicine (Ayurveda). It is a science based on the law of similar with an axiom "similia similibus curaentur or like may cure like". The name homoeopathy comes from the Greek word homio, meaning 'similar' and Pathos meaning 'suffering'. Thus Homoeopathic medicine treats the illness by going with, rather than against symptoms that are seen as body's natural defenses without suppressing the symptoms of illness.

Homoeopathy is science based on inductive and deductive reasoning. The most important concept in homoeopathy on which medicine is selected depends upon the concepts of individualization, susceptibility and constitution of the patients. Homoeopathy treats the sick individuals considering the man as whole, not just his individual parts. Therefore primarily Homoeopathy has less appeal to man of mechanical bend of mind, for it is this man who makes the best surgeon. Instead Homoeopathy offers a gentler way to health of entire individual. Homeopathy never contemplates curing diseases by giving drugs in massive and repeated doses. Its object is to stimulate patient's life energy to cure by itself. Therefore it is never a question of quantity where a vital stimulus is employed, but precise selection of quality of drug is employed for purpose.

In my personal clinical practices I have experienced that homoeopathy has permanently cured few of my chronic Tonsillitis patients and saved them from tonsillectomy. I also had a good curative experience of cases like Allergies, Typhoid, etc. Further I have observed that a child who has been introduced to Homeopathic treatments early on, shows better immunity and grows healthy without much complications and major ailments in his lifetime.

During my internship days under Dr.Amarsinha Nikam in Aditya Homeopathic Hospital at Pune, I have witnessed many cases of chronic renal failure, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Malaria, Psoriasis, Diabetes and some dreaded cases being cured under his treatment. Dr.Amarshina Nikam is a renowned Homoepath of Maharasthra who owns 80 bedded homeopathic hospitals popularly running for more than 20 years.

Homoeopathy since its birth in the 1796 has come a long way and not once looked back since. Some of the latest research and progresses made in the field of homoeopathy are listed below:

1) Dr. Jayesh Bellare, scientist, dept of chemical engineering ,IIT Bombay has recently published a research paper, wherein he proved that homoeopathy works on the principle of nanotechnology and therefore the diluted minute doses of homeopathic potency is sufficient enough to cure diseases without any side effects. (Ref:www.ircc.iitb.ac.in)

2) Haffkine institute, a 116-year old historical institute in Parel which has done some cutting-edge research work in the field of infectious diseases in the past, collaborated with Dr.Rajesh Shah in March-April 2014 and has come up with a homoeopathic medicine or nosode (read homeopathic vaccine) for tuberculosis. This nosode when added on to the standard allopathic therapy appears to improve outcome even in cases of MDR-TB, according to a homeopathic journal published in 2014.The Haffkine nosode, which has now a standardized formula is undergoing animal trials.

3) Indian doctors find possible homoeopathic cure for Ebola, HIV and Hep-B. Research by doctors at Hyderabad city based JSPS Govt.Homoeopathic Medical College and Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) shows that homoeopathic medicine from snake venom (Crotolus Horridus) has positively shown that it can arrest the multiplication of HIV virus. Scientifically speaking, Crotalus Horridus inhibits Reverse Transcriptase (RT)-an enzyme which is utilized by viruses like HIV & Hep-B to convert the viral RNA into viral DNA, which multiply into billions & wreck patients. Interestingly Ebola virus also uses RT and Crotalus Horridus. So hopefully the research will bring cheer to Ebola patients too in times to come" noted Dr.S.Chandrasekhar, deputy director IICT. (Ref:www.thehansindia.com).

While homoeopathy has gained much popularity and is the preferred choice amongst the learned and urban populations of major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Kolkota and Bangalore, it still needs to be encouraged in our state. Its cost effectiveness and affordability being enough reason why the people of our state should adopt this Holistic mode of treatment to ensure and obtain "Health and Happiness by Homoeopathy".



35 Karatekas from Arunachal selected for KAI National Cadet/Junior & Under 21 Karate Championships

ITANAGAR, Apr 9: Arunachal Karate-Do Association (AKA) has selected 35 Karatekas and 3 officials to represent in the KAI National Cadet/Junior and Under 21 years Karate Championships to be held at New Delhi, Talkatora Indoor Stadium from 2nd to 3rd May, 2015. The selection was made on the basis of last 3rd North East Karate-do Championship held at Guwahati, Assam, 2015.

The selected players are:  Cadet Boys Individual  Kumite /Kata of 14/15  year age group:

Kata - Chopa Tallo, -52 kg CADET, Kumite Nabam Radhe, -52 kg, Kumite Mojum Dodum, -57 kg, Kumite Don1Yangfo, -63 kg, Kumite Kamku Tallo,-70 kg, Kumite Tarba Tai, +70 kg.

Cadet girls individual Kumite/kata (14/15 years): KataTamch1 Nancy, Cadet, Kumite Karsang Yanga,-47 kg, Kumite Niaimun Mara, -54 kg, Kumite Minam Tekseng,+54 kg.  

Junior boys individual Kumite/Kata (16/17 years): Kumite Yorjum Sera,-55 kg (junior), Kumite & Kata Raja Yangfo, -61 kg, Kumite Bangram Tungi, -68 kg, Kumite Tade Bayor-76 kg, Kumite Biplab Devnath, +76 kg.

Male junior team Kata (age 14 to 17 years): Ngongchung Hodung, Nabam Radhe, Bolang David.

Junior girls individual Kumite/Kata (16/17 years):Kumite Yoisi Twosik -48kg (junior), Kumite Gyamar Mach-53 kg, Kumite Tadar Mama, -59 kg, and Kumite Bamang Yamu+59 kg.

Female junior team Kata 14 to 17 years: Nabam Nasap, Milleno Mamai and Minam Teksing.

Male under 21 individual Kumite (age 18 to 20 years): Kumite Sinne Mikhu, -60 kg, Kumite Charu Govind, -67 kg, Kumite D. Yun-75 kg, Kumite Sadan Yun, -84 kg, Kumite Rajiv Ali, +84 kg and Kata Jenwang Ramchu.

Female under 21 individual Kumite (Age 18 to 20 years):  Kumite Biri Moni,-50 kg, Kumit Mimi Ramching, -55 kg, Kumite Monglih Wangpan, -61 kg and Kumite & Kata Johny Mangkhiya, +68 kg.

Tadar Eba is the team coach for male and Prakash Limbu is the team coach female and the team manager is Kakio Siga.



NSUI celebrates foundation day

ITANAGAR, Apr 09: The National Students Union of India (NSUI) Arunachal Pradesh State unit today celebrated 44th NSUI Foundation Day at Donyi Polo Mission School for Hearing Impaired, Chimpu. The programme was attended among others by Kumsi Sidisow, Parliamentary Secretary, PHED & Water Supply, Rajen Nani, General Secretary, APCC I/c NSUI, Kamrul Islam Choudhary, National Secretary, NSUI Incharge, Arunachal Pradesh and all the NSUI members.

Tanu Nima, President NSUI highlighted about the programme. On the occasion former NSUI Presidents namely Honipa Sono Yangfo, Kafa Bagang and Kirbe Dulom were felicitated. In his address Kamrul Islam Choudhary called upon the NSUI to work with more energy and dedication and follow the ideology of Congress party. He also said that NSUI is always standing for the cause of Congress party.

Honipa Sono Yangfo and Kirbe Dulom, former Presidents of NSUI in their speeches highlighted in brief the history of NSUI and said that the NSUI is the right platform to develop leadership quality of an individual. They also suggested the NSUI team to create awareness camps throughout the State for the benefit of the students in particular and public in general.

H.Sharma, Principal of Donyi-Polo Mission School in his speech said that Donyi-Polo Mission School is the only School for differently abled children in the State. He also shared various problems plaguing the functioning of the school.  

Rajen Nani, General Secretary APCC, I/c NSUI in his speech appealed the NSUI to work with more sincerity and dedication for the upliftment and development of the student community in the State. He also appealed all section of the society to come forward to extend their support and help for smooth running of such schools like Hearing Impaired and Orphanage in the State.

Kumsi Sidisow, Parliamentary Secretary, PHED & Water Supply in his speech appreciated NSUI for organizing the programme in the Hearing Impaired School. He also appealed the Congress leaders to extend their full support to the NSUI to carry out various programme of the organization smoothly. He announced to contribute food items to the school and also gave assurance to contribute Rs. 1 lakh every year for the Hearing Impaired School. The students of the School displayed cultural programme on the occasion and the NSUI distributed fruits and sweets to mark the day.



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Dictatorial attitude

In a move which may have serious ramification, the government of India has blocked foreign funding to Greenpeace India with immediate effect by suspending its registration for six months. The decision was taken by the Home Ministry after alleging that said NGO has prejudicially affected the public interests and economic interests of the country in violation of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act. Government's action against the Greenpeace came in the wake of the Intelligence Bureau report on foreign funding of NGOs. The report charged the Greenpeace and other lobby groups with preventing economic growth by campaigning against power projects, mining and genetically modified food.

This move of Modi govt. will be closely watched by international communities’ as well human right groups. By bullying down Greenpeace, the present government is trying to send a message across to activists and NGOs to desist from protesting against economic decision of the government. They are wrongfully using IB report to harass those who dare to fight against powerful corporate groups. It looks like Modi government is working on behalf of corporate bodies and therefore clamping down on the dissent voices. Greenpeace has been at the forefront to fight for the cause of poor who get affected by setting up of polluted industries. It is unfair to target them like this. Government should understand that India is a democratic country and everyone has right to carry out their activities within the purview of Indian law. Such dictatorial attitude of government will be viewed with negativity by citizen of this country as well as by international communities.

---- Readers Forum ----


Is it that hard to respect teachers?

Dear Editor,

Its been not even a month yet another incident of onslaught against a teacher.  We have been taught in primary classes, “school is temple and teacher's our god". It’s really a shame for us that some students of our state are still not aware of the role a teacher plays in our life. They impart knowledge in order to enlighten us and to protect us from malevolence.

 The fact that the students especially in the government college's/schools are still exposed to act of defrauding by deceitful practices.  Being caught, the students get angry even if they know that his act is valid for punishment. Education is not about only securing marks but practically implying our learning in our daily life. Will the teachers get anything if they catch you red-handed? The reply is simply "No”. It is a moral obligation of the teachers to guide us and get us out of the darkness. Do we think behaving this way would lead us to success? Teachers never seeks return gift for their services to us. But it is our moral obligation too to return them a part of their services at least by honoring and respecting them. Is it that hard to be followed?

"Hard working is the key to success and failing is the part of our life but it is on us to decide giving up"


Atu yekar,

Rajiv Gandhi university,

Rono hills



Deplorable education policy and the youths

Dear Editor,

The fact that the Standard of teaching learning process has gone down over the years after Arunachalees have taken over the reign of administration of education department is known to one and all.

To add to this, the former Education Minister Mr Kapil Sibal has introduced a "No Detention Education Policy" under which student’s upto class VIII cannot be detained in the same class for two years. In other words, there is no fail system upto class VIII. This is a boon for rural background students because they are used by their parents for household works like collection of firewood, as baby sitters including cooking etc. As their promotion to next class is assured they have no reasons to attend class regularly and as a result their academic standard is very low. Also, it is well known fact that in class X and XII examination copying has become order of the day except few centres like Govt. Higher Secondary school, Ziro and hence under this system of education whoever is admitted in a school is sure to pass class XII irrespective of whether or not he/she posses the required standard. Now, these group of students who are product of bad education policy whose academic standard is supposed to be very low will continue to create such problems as has happened with Assistant Professor, Dr. K K Rai while trying to acquire degree by hook or crook. And this is the beginning.

The larger hidden issue that we need to foresee is the accumulated end result of this education system. In our society, class XII pass students are treated as not mere literate but educated and intellectual and hence they cannot work with their parents in the field and stay in the village. Instead they need a white collared job or become a business man. Hence they will search for government job or trouble government officers for supply orders to make easy money. In order to get importance, they will head an organisation as a President/Secretary.  

Some of them undoubtedly will be successful in their attempt in getting Government Job through backdoor means and still others will settle down as respectable businessman but majority of them may not be so fortunate. Under these circumstances, possibility of evolving of unwanted elements in our society which i don't want to specify cannot be ruled out. Therefore, need of the hour is to abolish the "no detention policy" so that our students who cannot qualify in the examinations can accept the reality and settle down as successful farmers in their villages instead of roaming around with false ego as learned unemployed.

In order to  address this issue our society must do justice to all educated unemployed youths equally. The way forward according to me is to strengthen the APPSC in terms of both infrastructure and manpower. Thereafter all recruitment examinations of all departments should be conducted by the APPSC except for group “D" posts.  Also, APPSC should conduct Arunachal Pradesh Combined Competitive Examination( which I attempted but could not materialise due to government pressure for acute shortage of officers) once every year by keeping less number of posts so as to get the creams of our society into APCS in one hand and to afford opportunity to all graduates of all time at least 4-5 times in their life time. If this is done, I see no reason as to why our youths should have grudge on our government and the society.


R Ronya



AFSPA will lead to disaster

Dear Editor,

Let’s raise our voices in the strongest terms possible against the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, before it’s too late. We must not let this Draconian law enacted in our Motherland. We need special protection against the exploitation of our natural resources and illegal influx of refugees, not Armed Forces Special Powers Act. Government of India cannot compare Manipur and Kashmir with peace loving state like us.

The very first law of AFSPA is that “ after giving due warning, officers can fire upon those acting unlawfully, even if it causes death, for the maintenance of public order “. I would like to ask MHA, on what basis your ministry is imposing Draconian law on us.

So far, I have not seen a single army man being killed on duty in most of these border districts, except two. Then how you are bringing this law in all the districts bordering Assam. Do you want to invite one more Kashmir like situation in this region? It’s really difficult to digest this unwanted treatment given to our people.

I would like to cite one example, once three friends were driving towards Itanagar from Naharlagun. There was a barricade all along the highway because of day light robbery at Naharlagun. Unintentionally, we crossed first check gate and were approaching towards the second gate, by that time they have already informed the second gate to be alert. When we reached there, all of them were pointing the guns towards us. I supposed, if this Draconian law would have been enacted at that time, we would have been shot. We were not criminal, we were just a college student at that time. This is just exactly happening in Kashmir and Manipur.

You cannot compare Manipur with Arunachal. We do live carefree life, that doesn’t mean we are irresponsible. Sometime we do silly things just for fun, that doesn’t mean we have the terrorist mindset. Sometime we do lack seriousness, breaking traffic laws for fun,  that may cost our life in this case. So far, I have not seen any Arunachalee with a deathly terrorist tag. So why impose the draconian law on us?

Our beloved Prime Minister has been reiterating time and again that we need to reduce unnecessary laws enacted by successive former government. He said this at the floor of the parliament, needs to take out one law each day, so that the poorest of the poor don’t suffer under these Acts. What happened to MHA? Are they listening to PM? If they don’t listen to our voices, this would surely lead us to disasters.


Jomdu Dulom




There is no place for AFSPA in Arunachal

Dear Editor,

Through your daily, I would like to urge my fellow citizens of Arunachal Pradesh to raise your voice against the extension   of the Armed Forces(Special Powers) Act in our state. This Act which had and has been implemented on states like Assam,   Manipur, Kashmir, Punjab(chandigarh) have seen more civilian deaths, destruction of property, violation of human rights and  other acts that are of concern than tackling militants and crimes. This Act is actually for situations that are highly unstable and when the state jurisdiction is in crisis and the administration fails.  Our state is neither a failed state nor the situation is too tensed  unlike in Nagaland or Manipur or other areas which need this Act. This Act has been criticized by the United Nations  Human Rights Commission back in 1991 and was even termed it   as Dated and Colonial Era Law' which has no place in a democracy. Many other union bodies and NGOs too have shown  their disagreement regarding this Law.

So After getting the idea  of what this law is, why should we stay quiet and let our state be   bullied by the people who talk with bullets and muscles.

Irom Chanu Sharmila of Manipur who has been in protest against this Act should be seen as an example. Urging my fellow denizens to    know what this Act does to the society and avoid being a victim of this dreadful Act. The term Draconian has not been tagged for    no reason.


Abraham Dolo

New Delhi



AFSPA should be implemented in Capital Complex

Dear Editor,

Recent uproar in media about implementation of AFSPA in our state is good up to some extent. But as per criminal records & financial mismanagement of state, it is genuine as off late many media houses & senior citizens, even elected representatives complained about presence of militant groups in capital region.  Shelter to them is given by politicians to seek their support in hours of political crisis. Not only this, bank robbery is common in capital region since 4-5 years.

We have also gone through many reports in local & national newspapers few years back that top politicians of our state often give separate fund from public exchequer to militant group for their support in times of political crisis. So AFSPA should be implemented in capital region for the next 15 years.


Kenmar Gibi

Gensi, West Siang






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