Concern over illegal hunting, fishing at Koyu-Korang
PASIGHAT, Apr 12: The people of Koyu-Korang area including some Gaon Burahs and PRI
members have expressed grave concern over illegal hunting of wildlife and indiscriminate
fishing under Nari-Koyu constituency.
Local people have reported that illegal activities like hunting, fishing and indiscriminate
collection of forest wealth is going on unabated in the forest area for the last
couple of months. The locals said that the poachers and smugglers are having a field
day in upper Ramle Banggo area, but the forest department is quite silent over the
issue. The fishermen use electrical devices and explosives to fish which has led
to rapid decline in fish population in Hijo, Dogge, Sijo rivers.
Expressing discontent over the unabated hunting and alleged failure of the forest
department to stop illegal activities in the forests, the public leaders, Gaon Burahs
of the area have urged the authority concerned to impose strict ban on the illegal
activities reining in the forest areas.
They also urged the authority to take step for seizure of the licensed guns, which
are used in poaching of wild lives, but their plea has not yielded positive result.
The people of Koyu-Korang area inducing GBs, PRI leaders, public leaders and student
leaders also conducted a 'Banggo Meeting' at Koyu during October last year to protest
illegal hunting, fishing and smuggling of timber. But, their efforts have not gained
momentum due to indifferent attitude of the local administration and the forest department
3 women allegedly raped by army personnel at Karbi Anglong
ITANAGAR, Apr 12: At a time when people of Arunachal are starting to express deep
anger and resentment over union home ministry's decision to extend Armed Forces Special
Power (AFSPA) Act to 12 districts of Arunachal which shares boundary with Assam,
report about alleged rape of three women including 13 year old minor girl in Karbi
Anglong district of Assam is a matter of deep concern. The incident allegedly took
place last Monday. It is to be noted that AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Powers Act)
is imposed in Karbi Anglong under which Army officers have legal immunity for their
North East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) while informing this in a press
release has demanded immediate arrest of army personnel's who allegedly raped three
women. "There are serious chances of putting even this rape case under the carpet
as done earlier. Police cannot take any action against the perpetrators unless the
Home Ministry gives permission for the same. Such provisions clearly stand against
common masses as such cases are gross violation of human rights and justice," the
NEFIS stated in a release.
Rijiju asks students to strive for excellence
ITANAGAR, Apr 12: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju while attending
the Mopin celebration at Chandigarh by Galo students pursuing education in the city,
advised the students to strive for excellence in life.
Student life is the golden period of one's life. Those who care for their studies
will only succeed," Rijiju said, and advised the students to do their duty for achieving
the desired goal in life.
The MP from the state also advised them to learn mingle with new people and their
culture which will help them feel homely comfort away.
Rijiju advised the students of the state to apprise him if there is any security
Youth national BJP leader Vaibhav Mital also joined the celebration.
Services of missionaries acknowledged at Nyishi Baptist Church Council conference
PALIN, Apr 12: Addressing the participants of the Nyishi Baptist Church Council (NBCC)
annual conference including 100 reverends and 1000 pastors from all over the state
here on Saturday, Arunachal Pradesh State Rubber Board (APSRB) chairman Likha Maj
lauded the missionaries for brining massive social changes, particularly among the
Nyishis through their selfless and dedicated services in various remote and far-flung
parts of the state.
Love and compassion have been their mantra to be part of the tribal society to work
for peace, progress and all round development while teaching the value of forgiveness,
which has been advocated by incarnations of all ages like Lord Jesus Christ, Maj
The GoAP, particularly Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, on many occasions has lauded the
missionaries for their invaluable contributions to the state, especially in education
and health sectors. He announced to apprise the GoAP the good deeds of the missionaries
for recognition, to the applause of the gathering.
Clearing the misgiving about extension of Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958
to 12 districts of the state, Maj said that it was the unilateral decision of the
Union Ministry of Home Affairs without consulting the GoAP for which the CM has urged
the home minister to review it in the greater interest of the peace loving people
of the state.
Truck for power department
Changlang, April 12: MLA Changlang North Tesam Pongte along with EAC G K Paul Choudhury
flagged off a newly procured 407 truck of Power Department, Sub-division Changlang
near officers club, Changlang today amidst the gathering of HODs, Public Leaders
and officers and officials of the Department. The truck was procured under MLA's
Local Area Development Fund.
In his brief speech Pongte informed that due to non availability of vehicle, the
department of Power, Changlang Sub-Division has been facing lots of problems during
interruptions in power supply which is a recurring phenomenon in the district headquarters.
"Sensing that the department of Power delivers essential services, placement of a
vehicle to the department at district headquarters was my top priority" said Pongte.
He hoped that the placement of vehicle will solve most of the problems and the department
will be able to provide better services promptly to the people of Changlang. He further
urged the department to utilize the vehicle properly and use the same for the true
Earlier EE (Power) said that procurement of vehicle was a huge relief for the department
and has solved many problems. He instructed the Assistant Engineer (Power) not to
misuse the vehicle and stressed for proper care and proper handling of the vehicle
to ensure its durability.
Three houses gutted
ITANAGAR, Apr 12: The All Nyishi Youth Association Capital Complex Unit claimed that
yesterday early morning around 3 am four houses were gutted down at Barapani, Naharlagun.
The owners of house include Tatung Tarang, Tatung Nikam, Jidang Taya and Jidang Tatunp.
Even though there was no loss of life but properties including local ornaments were
damaged, claimed ANYA Capital Complex Unit.
Association has appealed to the state government to provide relief to the victim.
They have also appealed to the citizens of Capital complex to keep sector roads widened
so that fire brigade can reach easily incase of any unfortunate incident.
Meanwhile ANYACCU has expressed deep concern over delay in arresting the culprit
involved in the alleged murder of school student Tani Tana. They have appealed the
Itanagar police to arrest the accused at the earliest and give justice to the parents..
Students condemn assault
ITANAGAR, Apr 12: Condemning the assault on a faculty member of JN College Pasighat
by two miscreants on April 6, All Bogong Students' Union (ABSU) has demanded stringent
action against the assaulters.
ITBP emerge overall champion in All India Police Duty Meet
ITANAGAR, Apr 12: Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force with its confidential dog
training procedure developed by the dog trainers and veterinary officers of the para-military
force emerged overall championship in the recently concluded All India Police Duty
Meet at Phillaur Punjab.
ITBP Malinois breed dog named Helen, indicated all composite explosives, including
rare types of bombs with faster and greater accuracy than dogs of BSF, SSB, CRPF,
CISF and other paramilitary forces and state police organizations, when she was asked
to search for such explosives in building, person, vehicle, luggage and ground.
Helen was awarded gold medal after being adjudged the best dog in India in explosive
detection. Ct Vel Murgan is the Helen's handler.
ITBP was the first in India to induct Malinois dogs in armed forces.
It is worth mentioning here that that ITBP was the only organization that provided
the largest number of dogs during the visit of USA President in India and took part
in joint operation with the dog of Navy Seals of US Military.
‘Calling Tawang’ ride
ITANAGAR, Apr 12: A team of six Indian Forest Service (IFS) officers from across
the country is all set to ride into Tawang from Guwahati on April 14 to promote adventure
The team to be led by Hemant Kamdi, an IFS officer posted in Nagaland will also participate
in the ensuing Tawang Festival for its promotion.
The ride title "Tawang Calling" is being coordinated by Arunachal Bullet Club (ABC)
with assistance from forest officers (DFOs) of Bhalukpong, Bomdila, Tawang and Ranger
The ABC will also take out a ride on April 29 along with other riders from North
East and country to share the joy of "Tawang Festival".
MHA to review AFSPA, seeks alternative suggestions from state govt
We will honour state govt’s decision: Kiren
ITANAGAR, Apr 12: As the debate on extension of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA)
in Arunachal continues to gain momentum, Minister of state Kiren Rijiju has said
that he has already directed the Home Ministry officials to review it completely
and seek suggestions from the State government for alternative views.
Ministry of Home Affairs took the decision only on the ground that the ongoing operation
against NDFB(s) and some other outfits may not be successful if the militants find
safe haven in the State of Arunachal Pradesh, the MoS said.
"If the State government is uncomfortable with extension of AFSPA, then we will honour
it. Law and order is a State subject and national security is dealt by Ministry of
Home Affairs in close coordination with State government and NDA government will
follow the spirit of cooperative federalism in the national interest, he said in
We are a democratic government and we can't run the government with a dictatorial
attitude, he added.
The Minister further said that he had been in touch with Home Minister of Arunachal
Pradesh Tanga Byaling on the issue. "He verbally told me that security forces can
go beyond 20 km distance within Arunachal Pradesh while chasing the insurgents" Kiren
"But since the State government feels that the earlier position may be maintained,
Ministry of Home Affairs has no issues. Only some modalities need to be worked out
for which the views of the State government is being sought" the minister added.
He expressed concerned that "situation in many border areas of Arunachal Pradesh
is disturbing due to regular activities of the ultras" and appealed to the State
government and the citizens to be very vigilant about the movement of outside militants
entering the State and not to allow them to vitiate the peace of Arunachal Pradesh.
Dibang to be connected by 2016, GREF yet to pick up work on Deopani Bridge
Tale of two Bridges
ROING, Apr 12: The Dibang Bridge over the Dibang River being constructed by Navayuga
Dibang Infra Projects Private Limited has a new completion date of 6 December 2016.
DPM Navayuga informed that this date of completion has been extended upto a year
from the earlier date of Dec 2015.
According to the Navayuga, 75% of the works on the bridges have been completed, and
work on the remaining 25% is going on steadily.
Rain has played havoc on the construction activities, stated the DPM. Construction
work progresses rapidly during the winter, but the heavy rains and absence of road
to the bridge site hamper the work totally, almost making it impossible.
Another major cause of delay is the non-allowance of forest clearance by the Forest
Department of the district. "Due to some misunderstanding between the Forest department
and the PWD, we are not being able to obtain forest clearance, which is causing a
lot of problem", informed Navayuga officials. The company has also, reportedly, proposed
for another length of 1km of bridge construction additional to the existing project.
The construction of bridges across the Dibang river system includes construction
of a connecting road between Bomjir-Meka, covering a total length of 18.950 km. The
date of commencement of the Rs. 764 crore project was 11th June 2011, which was estimated
to be completed in 54 months. While on the other hand, the work on the Deopani river
bridge being taken up by the 1446 BCC (GREF) under 752 BRTF has been lying still
since a decade.
The construction work of the project had started on 12 July 2004, and was supposed
to be completed by 31 March 2009. There is no sign of any bridge after 11 years of
its commencement. A source from the 1446 BCC (GREF) said that the bridge is now estimated
to be completed by 31 March 2017.
When asked about the delay in the completion of the bridge, the GREF source said
that it was due to the contractor leaving the construction site in 2008, and in 2011
a labour died by falling inside a well. The work on the bridge has been totally stopped
since a long time.
The bridge on Deopani is a major bridge which connects Dibang Valley district and
Hunli-Desali block of Lower Dibang Valley.
Investment friendly policy soon: Tuki
All districts to get ITIs
ITANAGAR, Apr 12: While calling for revisiting and reviving the existing industrial
policy- 2008 which has lot of lacunae, Chief Minister Nabam said that the industrial
policy prepared in 2008 need to be modified keeping in mind the states requirement
and investment avenues. "We have to prepare an investment friendly policy for the
investors so that the economic zone of the state is fully exploited", Tuki assertively
said. He categorically asked the department of Industries to focus more on cottage
and small scale industries so that more employment generation can be done.
He said this in a meeting today to review his pet project of skilling and then gainfully
employing the youths of Arunachal Pradesh, undertaken by the skill development and
employment generation department. Reiterating his commitment towards employing Arunachal
by providing one lakh job in 12 five year plan, Tuki called upon the department to
work with zeal and enthusiasm to achieve the desired goal.
He was specific on directing the department to keep records of vocational trainings
provided to youths by the VTPs and their placements as agreed upon by them.
He also emphasized on establishment of CM's livelihood mission school in every assembly
constituencies of the state to provide students with vocational trainings on specific
skills for employment generation.
It is worth mentioning that after series of Job Melas conducted by the state government
in 2013 and 2014, youths from Arunachal Pradesh have been working in almost all the
metropolitan cities in the country.
"Equal care has to be taken by the department in regards to safety and security of
our youths working in different parts of the country", CM emphatically said while
requesting the Secretary Skill Development and employment generation K J R Burman
to personally monitor the matter through correspondences with the concern state machineries.
Burman while giving statistic details on the activities undertaken by the department
through a power point presentation apprised the CM about the road map of the department
for the state of Arunachal. The department plans to establish new ITIs one each in
every district basides, 100 Skill Development Centres (SDCs) one in every block.
It shall also set up Regional Institute of Training of Trainers (RIToT) apart from
organizing special Skill Development training programme for self-employment for the
youths from border areas. Modernization of State Employment Exchange and Creation
of Skill Development Training Infrastructure in the State by the state government
or by private investors under PPP model were few more vision plan of the department.
Among others, Parliamentary Secretary Industries, Tatung Jamoh, Parliamentary Secretary
Tapuk Taku, Director Skill Development and Employment Generation Department, Subu
Tabin and other department officers were present in the meeting. (Media Cell, CMO)
Voice against AFSPA continues
ITANAGAR, Apr 12: Huge outcry demanding repeal of Armed Forces Special Powers' Act
(AFSPA) is growing day by day among various political parties, civil societies and
students' organization in the state.
While highlighting the blatant misuse of the Act in some states, where the Act is
in force, like Jammu and Kashmir, Nagaland, Manipur and Assam,
People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) urged the Centre to urgently review the decision
of extending the draconian law to all the districts of Arunachal Pradesh bordering
The state of Arunachal Pradesh is not a fit case for imposition of the Act, which
gives Army power to help civil authorities control armed rebellion, as there is no
any indigenous insurgency group in the state.
At a time when there was movement against the draconian law by various human rights
activists for repealing of this Act, imposition of the law without taking confidence
of the state government and people of the state by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs
is a matter of grave concern, PPA said in a release.
The party also criticized MoS for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju for his recent press
statement and said that his comment on extension of the Act in 12 districts of the
State was nothing but threatening to Nabam Tuki led Government and people of the
While condemning the 'forceful' imposition of the Act, Arunachal Pradesh Congress
Seva Dal (APCSD) urged the state government to immediately take up the matter with
MHA for the safety and security of the state and its people.
The Seva Dal reminded to all concerned that AFSPA contravenes international human
rights law and continued imposition of such Act tantamount to systematic violation
of indigenous peoples' rights and encroaching upon the internal affairs of the State,
and supersedes the sovereign and plenary powers of the State Government in the governance
of its internal affairs such as law and order.
"AFSPA is particularly to deal with the banned organizations. There are as many as
36 banned organizations throughout the country as per Ministry of Home Affairs list
but there is no any such banned organization functioning in the state of Arunachal
Pradesh,: the Seva said while questioning the ground for extension of the Act in
as many as 12 districts.
Citing few examples of blatant misuse of the Act by Army and serious human rights
violations in Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts, killing of one person at Gumto
near Doimukh in 2007, the Seva Dal rued that the Act, which has recorded as one of
worst Acts in the country is still surviving despite movements by various human rights
groups, activists for scrapping of the Act.
Despite of all these facts, the Government of India has not yet shown any political
will to overcome counter-pressures allegedly coming from vested interests in the
armed forces for its continuation, the organization alleged.
APLS confers Karmveer title to Late CM Khandu
ITANAGAR, Apr 12: Former chief minister, Late Dorjee Khandu was a dedicated leader
committed to the cause of the people, said Chief Minister Nabam Tuki after conferring
Karmveer title on him on behalf of the Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS)
today. Such title is conferred only once.
Khandu's yeoman services would be immortal as he would be known as Karmveer Dorjee
Khandu henceforth which is a history in state's literary world, Tuki said in his
address to a distinguished gathering to mark the Society's 9th foundation at Jawaharlal
Nehru State Museum here. "It is a great day for the family on receiving the wonderful
honour. I extend heartfelt thanks on behalf of the family and the entire people of
Mon area and well-wishers of my late father", Pema Khandu, Minister UD and Tourism
and son of the Late Chief Minister said while accepting the award.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister announced GoAP's financial support for the proposed award
after late Lummer Dai to be an annual feature.
Pointing out that literature is priceless but a noble cause as it reaches million
hearts across the globe, the CM enlisted contributions of late Dai and Mamang Dai
to justify that Arunachal Pradesh may be latecomer in literature but not lagging
Recalling his announcement to install Bhupen Hazarika's statue and make a documentary
film on his life, the CM announced GoAP sponsorship with a committee headed by APLS
president Y D Thongchi to achieve the goal.
He also suggested more coffee table books on Arunachal Pradesh for growth of tourism.
Thongchi also felicitated 51-year-old Takhe Kani for his contribution in preserving
rich cultural heritage and 60-year-old Sherphow Nimachow on the occasion.
In his address, Thongchi recalled that CM Tuki himself, in his address to the first
APLS foundation day in 2006, had regretted that state's writers were most neglected
and assured support.
Thongchi highlighted the achievements including institution of Lummer Dai Sahitya
Award by APLS in collaboration with Assam Sahitya Sabha and setting up of Lummer
Dai Distance Learning & Tribal Research Centre at Bihupuria. He said the APLS would
like to institute an annual literary award to honour distinguished writers of the
state or other states.
Besides APLS, Siang Literary Forum and Namsai Sahitya Sabha are consistently working
to promote state's literature, he said, and urged the CM for fund through the art
and culture department.
The APLS as a platform is aimed at creating a conducive atmosphere for growth of
literature and to tap the budding talents and creative writers while promoting the
tribal literature, said general secretary Tokong Pertin.
He announced the society's commitment to pursue research on state tribal literature
and their promotion for giving an identity to the state.
The CM, Minister UD and Tourism, Tawang MLA Tsering Tashi along with Thongchi and
Pertin released APLS magazine Prayas to mark the occasion.
Though APLS had decided to felicitate retired IAS officer and noted author Oshong
Ering, he could not come due to preoccupation but conveyed his appreciation.
Rainbow - the multi-lingual poetry recitation by budding and known poets - was the
special attraction of the event.
ABK urges Govt not to shift AIIMS from Pasighat
ITANAGAR, Apr 12: Reacting to the alleged attempt by the state Government to shift
the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) from Pasighat on the purported
ground of not getting land from the Bogong Banggo, the Adi Baane Kebang (ABK) has
appealed the Government not to act in haste.
The ABK release signed by President, Kangir Jamoh stated that the Bogong Banggo Kebang
(BBK) had already committed to provide sufficient land for the AIIMS.
Advocating for the AIIMS to be established at Pasighat, ABK stated that the district
headquarter of East Siang is centrally located and has access of a short duration
to many nearby district headquarters and towns. The commuting time from Daporijo,
Aalo, Yingkiong, Roing, Tezu will become much shorter with the Trans-Arunachal Highway
completed, it added.
The ABK stated that the airport at Pasighat is on the verge of completion Pasighat
and the Railway Head is being extended to Pasighat from Murkongselek. The PMO had
recently directed the Railway Ministry to carry out detail engineering survey of
Murkongselek-Pasighat-Tezu-ParshuramKund-Rupai (Assam) railway line which will be
funded by Ministry of Defence/Finance. The said railway line is certain for execution
as this project is considered one of the most strategic railway lines along the China
border by the Defence Ministry.
The nearest existing railway station at Murkongselek (Assam) is at a distance of
35 km from Pasighat and well connected with a National Highway. The railway and road
Bogibeel Bridge over Brahmaputra is slated to be completed by 2017 and will directly
connect the AIIMS at Pasighat with Dibrugarh Medical College which is at a distance
of 110 KM. If the AIIMS is established at Pasighat it shall not only cater to the
medical needs of entire central zone of our State but also the neighbouring state
of Assam covering northern bank of Upper Assam, it added.
BRO in the service of Arunachal developing strategic roads
ITANAGAR, Apr 12: The 92 Road Construction Company (RCC) of Border Road Organization
(BRO) based at Thumbin in West Siang is currently engaged in the development and
construction of several new roads of strategic importance leading up to last defence
post along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
The 92 RCC under the initiative of Executive Engineer (Civil) Rakesh Kumar, Officer
Commanding and his dedicated team under guidance of Col. DS Pandey of Project Brahmank
has taken up several road works for the development of surface communication in difficult
terrain. Of them, the 360 feet Span Bailey Suspension Bridge over River Siyom on
Bille Migging road is one worth mentioning. When completed, the bridge will link
Upper Siang district.
Improvement of Tato-Manigong-Tadadege road sector and development of Aalo-Kaying
road and construction of Tato-Taliha road to NH Double Lane standard are some of
the major achievements of the 92 RCC, Tato-Taliha road will connect West Siang with
The Tato-Manigong-Tadadege road, considered as lifeline for the people of that area,
has been developed even for smooth movement of heavy vehicles.
The officer commanding Rakesh has sought cooperation of local people for rapid development
of road network in the remote area especially ICB roads.
Growing distance between teachers and students
ITANAGAR, Apr 12: The incident of assaults on teaching community has risen considerably
high in recent years deeply worrying the people of Arunachal. Dera Natung Government
College popularly known as DN College has witnessed the highest number of such incidents.
Currently 6633 regular students are enrolled in the said college which is way beyond
its capacity. On the contrary only 93 faculty members are managing such huge number
Recently Dr KK Rai, Assistant Professor of Mathematics was assaulted by a student
just because the teachers did not allow the student to cheat during exam.
Hurt over such repeated assaults, the college teaching community under the banner
of Arunachal Pradesh College Teachers Association (APCTA) is boycotting exam duty
on 13th April to lodge their protest.
This latest incident has once again re-ignited the debate over why young Arunachalees
are increasingly resorting to violent methods to vent out their anger. These days
even over minor disagreement young children violently assault each other. Situation
is so bad that even they don't hesitate to attack teachers who are considered as
next to parents.
"The problem lies with the parenting. Most of the parents think that their duty ends
just by getting their children admitted in the college, which is wrong. They don't
bother to check whether their children are attending classes and whether they are
passing exams. Also parents should educate children at home about need to respect
elders which include teachers," said T Riba Jomoh, who teaches Hindi at DN College.
"Although this trend is very bad but the happenings are not without reasons. When
we were in schools or universities teachers were committed for the well beings of
their students. In my university days at Allahabad several books were provided to
me by my teachers and even they were always ready to correct my notes but it is not
possible these days. Even during my primary and higher secondary schooling days our
teachers devoted several hours after school timing for the students. But the trend
has changed and teachers are running for their tuition periods and coaching classes.
Therefore relationship between students and teachers is not like Guru and disciple
but like a buyer and seller. In this atmosphere a teacher cannot command respect,"
said Sunil Shukla, senior official of the ministry of information and broadcasting.
Dr MQ Khan, Associate Professor of English and one of the most respected figures
among the teaching community of state says that problem is getting bad due to defective
basic education system. "There is virtual competition among schools to get the best
'pass percentage' in CBSE exams due to which many schools allow cheating during exams.
We will have to first address this problem," said Dr Khan.
Further he added, "Also we cannot deny the important role of parents in nurturing
the children. They need to tell their children what is wrong and right and instill
sense of discipline. Buying children mobile phone, bike and providing internet facilities
is good, but, does parents care to check whether their children is properly using
the facilities provided to them? Today situation is worse in the schools. Teachers
are virtually scared of children in the school." Dr Khan also believes that teachers,
be at school or college themselves need to introspect.
"Teacher should try hard to build good relation with the students. We also need to
be honest to our profession and set example for the children to follow," says Dr
Khan. He also disagrees with the notion that students of DNGC are hostile to teachers.
"During early 90s maximum number of assault on teachers took place at JN College,
Pasighat. Unfortunately in recent years such incident is taking place in our college
too. We all need to introspect and try to figure out where things are going wrong,"
says Dr Khan.
One of the major problems which arise while confronting such attack case on teachers
is the patronage given to the attackers by various groups. "Whenever such incidents
take place, we get immense pressure to pardon the students. Leaders of various unions
and associations put pressure on us. We also don't like to see our student suffer
and out of pure humanity, we do sometimes forgive them. But our students are taking
our love as weakness and incidents of assaults continues to grow," shared APCTA president
Dr Jommi Loyi.
"They only realize mistake after committing crime and asks for forgiveness. My only
question is why not they think about it before committing the crime," asked Tao Abo,
IPR Secretary of APCTA.
It is difficult to make out who is responsible for the deteriorating relation between
student and teachers but there is no denying that this unhealthy relation poses serious
challenge to the future of state. Perhaps all of us including students, teachers,
parents and society as a whole should introspect.
HRD minister’s intervention sought for early completion of JNV building
ITANAGAR, Apr 12: The Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV), Geku established 10 years
ago is still running from a temporary OBT building without proper infrastructure.
It was observed by a team of Adi Students' Union (AdiSU), which visited the school
recently to gather first information of the functioning of the school.
While highlighting the poor infrastructure facilities of the school with leaking
roof, unhygienic toilets, dilapidated hostels and teachers' quarters, Adi Students'
Union (AdiSU), in a representation to Union Minister for Human Resources Development,
sought the intervention of the Ministry for early completion of the school building
equipped with all facilities.
As per the JNV norms, there should be a full-flagged campus with sufficient buildings
for classrooms, dormitories, staff-quarters, dining hall and other infrastructural
facilities, play-ground, workshop, library and labs etc in the school, said the representation.
It informed quoting local sources that an amount of Rs.16 crore was allotted to a
Delhi based construction agency for construction of the school building in collaboration
with an Arunachalee contractor, who have erected only few pillars till date.
According to the school authority, no representatives from both the construction
agencies have ever visited the site till date after the construction work was started
in 2008, the representation said. It also blamed the negligence of the concern school
authority for the delay.
NE Fashion Week to promote aboriginal fabrics of the region
ITANAGAR, Apr 12: Arunachal Pradesh edition of North East Fashion Week, 2015 organized
by Affluent Ray of Light began at Dree Ground near here today. The event mainly aims
at promoting the aboriginal fabrics of the region.
The delightful actress Minisha Lamba looked gorgeous in the beautiful traditional
attire designed by Nabam Aka. Nabam Aka is a local weaver and prominent artesian
who has employed many weavers in Assam.
The three days event being organized in the city is for the first time, where 35
designers, musicians and weavers from different parts of North East participated
to showcase their talent and collection.
The Festival was inaugurated by MLA Niyamar Karbak and Seva Dal Chief Organizer Kipa
The event started with the beautiful country songs and melodies sung by famous musician
Guru Rewben Mashangva and his son Saka.
With a vision to promote overall development of the North East region, the Fest saw
North East music, fabric, designers and local delicacies. Weavers, designers as well
as cuisine stalls kept the crowds buzzing at the venue.
Karbak said, "We are happy that our youth like Yana and Siranjeet are organizing
such events. Our local weavers and designers need an exposure and platforms like
these to bring them forth in bigger platforms. I am glad and pleased to see the talent
of our North East Weavers and designers"
"North East is truly the fashion capital and so it should be promoted in a way that
it gives business and employment to the locals of the regions. Our handlooms and
handicrafts are world famous and if our weavers are given right opportunity, they
have a bright future in fashion world," said Kaha.
Manish Drone, Tumi Riba, Achung and Jimi, Diganta, Siami, Yura Mary, Indrakshi and
Prakrity were amongst the other designers who showcased their beautiful collections
and designer range during the event.
The first day also saw music played by DJ Caroline Banx.
Every year during college examination and student union election, the teaching faculties
of the various colleges of Arunachal becomes unfortunate target of the student. With
each passing year, the number of assault cases on college teacher is increasing and
it is a matter of deep concern. Very recently Dr KK Rai, an assistant professor
of Dera Natung Govt. College was brutally assaulted by his own student. Dr Rai was
only perfuming his duty by not allowing the accused student to cheat during exam.
Sadly he had to heavy price for sincerely doing his duty. This is not the first time
such incidents have happened. In the past also many lecturers was assaulted but no
concrete punishment has been given to any accused so far. Unfortunately in some instance
no police complaints were lodged and therefore it was never reported in media too.
Such incidents have emboldened the criminal minded students. Besides giving strong
punishment in the form of jail term, such students should be expelled from university.
Unless strong measures are adopted the instances of assault on teachers will continue.
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The reasons I support AFSPA
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to express my view on the matter of imposition
of AFSPA in 12 districts in Arunachal Pradesh bordering Assam & Myanmar.
High decibel hue & cry is being heard from hundreds of both conspicuous & inconspicuous
organizations across the state against the imposition of Armed Force Special Power
Act which gives special power to Armed Forces as the name itself suggests. Such a
reaction raises several questions in my mind of which few are tormenting my mind
& I cannot hold back.
My first question to them is that do they know that AFSPA is already invoked in several
districts of Arunachal Pradesh since several years and everything is going on smoothly,
at least till today. I have worked in Tirap & Changlang for more than 6 years but
never heard of any excesses done by Army in the pretext of AFSPA. I would like to
relate an event when 4 Bodo militants were killed by army in the jungles of Deka
Village under East Siang District. The army requested the villagers to carry the
dead bodies of the slain militants up to roadside but the villagers refused to do
so sighting social taboo and army never asked the villagers for a second time, not
to talk of applying force.
My second question is, where do these organizations go when armed force personnel
or innocent public are killed as a direct or indirect consequences of action of militancy.
People who have volunteered to work for a noble cause should maintain balance on
The power of armed force granted under AFSPA, like firing on unlawful activity in
order to protect law & order, arrest without warrant, enter and search any premises
to arrest, etc, are already there under IPC & CRPC. Forest Officers are empowered
under Forest Acts to arrest without warrant, enter & search any premises, stop &
check vehicles on transit.
Further there is no legal immunity granted to armed force under this act but prior
sanction of the Central Government is required to prosecute or institute any legal
proceeding against any person in respect of anything done in exercise of power conferred
by this Act.
Keep safe our hard earned money
Through your esteemed daily, I would like express my anguish regarding the news that
GPF and NPF of govt employees of Arunachal Pradesh have been used by the govt for
various purposes and accounts are totally nil. Here my question to the state govt.
is that why did they touch the hard earned money of govt employees deposited in their
respective GPF and NPS accounts for their future? Where did state govt use those
amounts instead of using from budget allocated amount? With deficit of 4486.74 crore,
how is the state govt
return the GPF and NPS amount of govt employees amounting to Rs Rs.864 crore(GPF)
and Rs.97 crore(NPS)? Further, what is COSAAP doing? Instead of raising voice against
looting of employees hard earned money, why COSAAP is a silent spectator?
COSAAP could have stopped state govt from using the hard earned savings of govt employees
in GPF and NPS. If this situation continue to persist then state govt won't be able
to pay the monthly salary of govt employees and regularisation of SSA and NRHM staffs
is almost not possible.
Therefore, it is my earnest appeal to the honourable Governor to intervene in this
matter so that the hard earned money of the govt employees kept in their GPF and
NPS accounts are recovered again and is kept in a safe and secure place.
Various NGOs and Unions should play a proactive role in raising their voice against
Come clean on financial mess
Allegation and counter allegation between the state govt and Kaliko Pul is quite
a tantrum. From the farce they are playing, even a child could smell foul play. We
the common man are neither against Tuki govt nor zealot of Mr.Kaliko Pul because
neither of them is right. As a common man of AP would like to know what happened
to the NDRF, SDRF, states share of central taxes, our own state's revenue and several
other? Why there is no enough balance in state govt exchequer? Why state govt is
unable to release salaries regularly? Why contractors bills are still pending?
In daily conversations, we hear of 'buying MLA' but thought it to be sort of propaganda.
Now seeing the financial crisis of the state we are forced to believe it. Well said
someone "hand with scars is the sign of clean money". If anyone boast of his luxurious
cars, houses or fancy clothes; shame on you. Behold, no one looks up at you, at your
swindled money. Rather public is looking at you with contempt. Personally, I feel
our leaders need to learn some ethics from honest leaders like Kejriwal and King
If any leader spend money just to save their portfolio, shame on you. Curse of those
mother who are unable to send their child to colleges and schools be on you. Curse
of those helpless father who cannot afford to look after his ailing wife and children
be on you. Curse of those brothers and sisters whose dreams are shattered be on you.
For generations may your name be tyrannized (even when you are dead). People of the
state are suffering of poverty (especially rural areas) and we know sole reason is
because of the foul play of our state govt. Remember each one of you are elected
by the people, of the people and for the people. Yes, its true many of you allowed
yourself to be looted by self-conceited people during election. But know there were
people who didn't take a penny anticipating development in future. Each one of you
owe to those people.
Surprisingly, we do not see any unions fighting for such serious issue. Are they
only good at calling bandh calls, perturbing only poor vendors, daily wagers? But
enough is enough we won't keep silent any longer. We demand state govt to come clean
on financial status release white paper on state's financial position.
Take steps to encourage the students
Just before two days from date of examination, I received my Admit Card for State
Merit Scholarship examination 2014 that was to be held on September 9, 2014 from
10.30 AM onwards. I requested my father, who was at Aalo for an important social
engagement, to come back to Naharlagun so that I could be dropped at Government Higher
Secondary School, Itanagar, during the day of examination. My father might have sensed
the gravity of seriousness. Leaving his work at Aalo half done, he rushed back by
spending about Rs. 2500 for his vehicle fuel and other journey expenses. He, while
dropping me, on the day of examination, on the way to Itanagar filled fuel of Rs.1700
again so that he could go back to Aalo to attend the left over work as soon as my
examination was over. Seeing my father`s support, I felt very much encouraged.
Now, the result was out, wow! I had cracked the exam and did not let my parent`s
support go in vain. My confidence level to compete in other examinations became high.
Now I expected of receiving a Scholarship of about Rs.5000 to 10000 per annum for
But, now, it is understood that the Scholarship amount would be Rs.1800/- only per
year and it will be given for 2 years only. I am now totally discouraged. At this
age, such a meager amount comes for nothing. May I request our Government to take
steps to encourage the students rather than to discourage.
Miss Toyum Ngomdir
Class X, KV-I,
CHC without medicine
It is very sad to say that our newly established Community Health Centre of Bordumsa
does not have life saving drugs required during delivery of a new born baby. My son
was born at 3:10 AM but during delivery time nurse told me to purchase cotton, saline
water, syringe, Betadine and other medicine. It was the private pharmacist who woke
up at night at 2:00 AM and gave all the required medicine for delivery otherwise
I don’t know what would have happened. If it is the condition of Community Health
Centre of Bordumsa which is connected with all weather roads with Assam what about
other Community Health Centres of Arunachal? The NRHM only provides Doctors but no
medicine. It is fact of NRHM who boast of giving health service to the people of
Arunachal Pradesh. But in fact it is a scam because only giving a pen to write in
paper but no medicine for survival is a crime against the people of Arunachal Pradesh.
Only satisfaction I find with the CHC of Bordumsa is that they have all the vaccine
required for infant.
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