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
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
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:
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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.
The glory of Homoeopathy
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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Is it that hard to respect teachers?
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"
Rajiv Gandhi university,
Deplorable education policy and the youths
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.
AFSPA will lead to disaster
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.
There is no place for AFSPA in Arunachal
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.
AFSPA should be implemented in Capital Complex
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.
Gensi, West Siang
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