ITANAGAR, Apr 28: The Bharatiya Janata Party, Arunachal Pradesh Mahila Morcha unit
in a hurriedly convened meeting at the party head office here today decided to launch
a special emergency relief drive in aid of victims of the devastating earthquake
in Nepal and India.
State BJP President Tai Tagak, who presided over the meeting, appealed to the people
of state to come forward and donate generously to PM's relief fund to help the earthquake
victims in this hour of crisis.
The State President also called upon the party leaders and workers across the state
to join the noble initiative of the state Mahila Morcha and extend all possible support
Congress Mahila convention
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: Senior Congress leaders from Delhi including former Union Minister
V Narayanasami, All India Mahila Congress Committee (AIMCC) President Shobha Oza,
AIMCC Secretary and in-charge Arunachal Shahnaz Haque and film star Asrani will address
the state level Mahila convention being organized by the Arunachal Pradesh Mahila
Congress Committee (APMCC) in coordination with the Pradesh Congress Committee at
I G Park here on 29th April. AICC President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul
Gandhi were also supposed to attend the convention but had to change their plans
at the last minute due to the ongoing budget session in the Parliament.
Among others, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, all Congress MLAs, Member of Parliament,
women party workers from all the districts and blocks will attend the programme.
AACWA for effective traffic management
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: Expressing concern over the hapazard parking of commercial vehicles
in the twin city of Naharlagun and Itanagar, the All Arunachal Contractor's Welfare
Assocition ( AACWA) has appealed to the Itanagar MLA to intervene and direct the
capital administration to regulate the traffic system for smooth movement of vehicles.
The AACWA further claimed that there is no improvement in the Capital city including
market areas despite institution of an urban local government like Itanagar Municipal
Council (IMC). It urged both the local MLA and district administration to take proactive
role for effective traffic management. AACWA also called upon the city dwellers to
change their mindset and improve their civic sense.
NE CMs for continuing status
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: The Chief Ministers of the seven North Eastern States and Sikkim
have passed a resolution requesting the Prime Minister for his intervention to continue
the status of North Eastern States as Special Category States so that they avail
the special financial help and assistance from the Union Government which they used
to get since long, stated a communiqué from Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar.
Basic computer course
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: A job oriented two-week-long computer training programme for 20
local women commenced at ITI Balinong, Miao on April 26.
Inaugurating the training, Director Skill Development and Employment Generation,
Subu Tabin said that though the weeks' short-term course was not sufficient enough
to get full knowledge of computer it will surely help the trainees acquire basic
the basic knowledge on computer. Explaining the importance of computer education,
he advised the trainees to attend the training sincerely and concentrate their minds
to acquire the knowledge.
The training is sponsored by the Department of Skill Development and Employment Generation.
Orientation training on quality assurance begins
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: A three days Orientation Training on Quality Assurance is being
conducted at Administrative Training Institute from today for District Medical Officers
and District Reproductive Child Health Officers. The training was organized by National
Health Mission, Arunachal Pradesh, Naharlagun.
Emphasizing on reposing trust on health system, Dr. Thomas Tariq, Special Secretary
(Health & FW) advised the DMOs/DRCHOs to inculcate positive behavioral change among
the health department staffs to ascertain quality service.
While exhorting the DMOs/DRCHOs to have a vision for better health sectors, Director
of Health Services, Dr. K Nishing has emphasized on proper planning with innovative
idea to minimize the haphazard infrastructural development.
Stressing on patient centric approach, Dr. Moji Jini, Director of Medical Education
urged them to manipulate the existing inputs to provide quality service.
On the first technical session, Dr. D. Padung, NO (NHM) gave introduction to quality
assurance roles, and responsibilities of quality assurance units and team.
In his keynote address, Dr. A C Baishya, Director Regional Resource Centre for North
East gave emphasis on providing equitable, effective and hundred percent quality
services to the patients. He said sustainable quality in health service could be
provided with proper internal assessment and right process.
Dr. A.C. Baishya, who is also resource person, dwelt in length on quality in public
health system. Technical session was followed by assessment of General Hospital,
Pasighat and its finding and overview of RHMCH+A strategy.
First round of implementation of Mission Indradhanush was reviewed and discussed
to address the shortcomings and to boost the next round of Mission Indradhanush immunization.
Earlier Dr. Emi Rumi, Jt. Director (FW) called for introspection on achievement on
target and goal.
FGA conducts training on pickle making for SHGs
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: As many as 11 women Self Help Group (SHG) members from Palin, Yazali
and Yachuli attended a pickle making training at Bosco Integrated Training Center,
Tigdo village in Yupia, which concluded yesterday.
The five days training aimed at building and developing capacity and skills of the
SHG members in pickle making, organic kitchen gardening and poultry farming so that
they can make quality pickles from locally available seasonal fruits and vegetables
They were also trained on preparing bakery items in the centre.
An orientation session was conducted at FGA's Training and Demonstration Center (TDC)
in Banderdewa where participants were briefed on organic kitchen gardening, poultry
farming and bamboo craft.
The trained participants will apply what they have learnt in the training at home
first then will share the learning experiences with their SHG members.
The training programme was supported by Future Generations Arunachal (FGA), a non-profit,
non-governmental organization working towards community development since 1997.
Committee complains poor quality of works
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: Krema Pao Village Committee of East Kameng District has complained
the authority against executing agency of ongoing PMGSY road at Krema Pao village
claiming that agency has deployed inefficient and unqualified engineers at the site.
Citing the Rule Clause of 16.2 GCC & 15 of contract data, the Committee further claimed
that implementing agency did not deploy requisite numbers of machinery causing to
slowing down of work. It also claimed that though Executive Engineer RWD Seppa has
power to terminate the contract on the ground of breach contract rule by the contractor,
Executive Engineer is allegedly making false payment. The committee sought DC's intervention
to take appropriate action against the contractor and the Executive Engineer.
RGU launches UIIC
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: Rajiv Gandhi University has launched the University Industry Interface
Cell (UIIC), one of the first Central Universities in the Country which has incorporated
The primary objective of this cell is to help facilitate interface between the University
and the Industry so that students get more exposure to the Industry which would help
them develop their skills and in turn will increase their employability.
Arindam Garg, Associate Professor in the Department of Management has been appointed
as the Coordinator of the University Industry Interface Cell (UIIV).
As a first initiative of the UIIC, a one day workshop on "Campus to Corporate" was
organized in the RGU campus.
Vice Chancellor of RGU, Professor Tamo Mibang while delivering the inaugural workshop
stressed on the importance of involving and engaging industry in various activities
to improve the quality of education so that students are benefitted more.
The Workshop Director and Coordinator of the UIIC Arindam Garg enumerated on the
theme and objectives of the workshop especially on the need of practical education
to ensure effective linkage between academia and industry.
Garg explained how important it is for students to understand the expectations that
the Industry has from fresh graduates as it will help in effective transition from
campus to professional life.
Two senior persons from the industry were invited as resource persons for the workshop.
Pradyot Barua, Vice President of Kotak Life Insurance, spoke on the qualities that
a person needs to possess to be successful and become a leader in the corporate world.
Barua also spoke about career opportunities that exist in the Corporate Sector with
focus on the insurance industry.
Another resource person, Navnita Bhattacharya, Director of Northeast Institute of
Educational Training and Counseling spoke in length on setting career objectives
and how to go about achieving them. Bhattacharya also gave an insight to the students
on how to succeed in interviews and how to build skills which are desirable in the
The interactive workshop was aimed at exposing the students to people who are working
in the Industry, so that they can relate the theories they study everyday in class
with the practical experiences which were shared by the resource persons.
APPDSU backs AACWA strike
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: All Papum Pare District Student's Union (APPDSU) has backed the
phase-wise hunger strike called by All Arunachal Contractors' Welfare Association
(AACWA) demanding immediate constitution of a full-fledged Lokayukta-2014 in Arunachal
Pradesh as corruption has reached its crux in the state.
The union urged the State Government to invite for a round-table discussion for amicable
solution to the problem without any further delay.
PR leaders oppose land encroachment
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: Claiming that more than 500 hundred people from outside the state
had attempted to encroach land at Diring, Giladari and Tewang under Seijosa Sub-Division,
Zilla Parishad Members of 14th Seijosa-3 of East Kameng district has strongly opposed
the attempt. In reaction to such attempt a meeting was held recently under the chairmanship
of Tado Golo ZPM 13th Anchal Samiti Pakke-Kessang. The house unanimously condemned
attempt and requested the district administration to intervene and curb the menace.
APETA seeks fund for drinking water facilities
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: All Arunachal Pradesh Elementary Teachers Association has sought
funds from PHE Minister Takam Pario for drinking water supply at government schools
across the state. In its representation to the PHE Minister, APETA informed that
many elementary schools across the state are functioning without proper drinking
water supply. The association added that though toilet and mid-day meal kitchen are
completed there are no drinking water supply facilities.
Businessman's death condoled
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: Arunachal Chambers of Commerce & Industries (ACCI) has conveyed
condolences on the sudden demise of businessman Biswajit Sen aged 54 years. He was
running the M/s Tana Steel at Naharlagun.
With his death we have lost an active member of our business community whose absence
will always be felt, said ACCI in condolence message to Sen's family.
ACCI president Techi Lala and general secretary Tarh Nachung on behalf of the business
community conveyed heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal
peace of the departed soul.
The business community downed their shutters as a mark of respect for the late Sen
from 12 pm to 2 pm today.
Parliamentary Secretary (UD, Housing, Town Planning & Land Management) Techi Kaso
also expressed shock and grief over untimely demise of Sen and offered his heart
felt condolence to the bereaved family.
Meanwhile, the Bazar Welfare Committee Naharlagun also deeply mourned the untimely
demise of Bishwajit Sen, one of the first generation businessmen and member of Arunachal
Chamber of Commerce & Industries.
The members of the Committee observed two minutes silence as a mark of respect to
the departed businessmen.
IMC Councilor (Ward No. 25) Kipa Takum also conveyed condolences on the death of
FMD kills hundreds of Mithun in Kra Dadi
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: Over 500 Mithuns have reportedly died due to Foot and Mouth Disease
(FMD) in the newly created Kra Dadi district.
While informing this, the All Arunachal Agriculture Horticulture Input Suppliers
Registered Dealership Association, in a release said that Mithuns are dying every
day due to outbreak of FMD in epidemic form and is incurring heavy loss to the owners.
It urged the authority concerned of the state veterinary department to send veterinarians
with sufficient medicines to contain the disease.
When contacted, DIO K Basar has denied any outbreak of foot and mouth disease in
the district. He, however, assured to inquire into the reported outbreak of the disease.
Students demand more subjects
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: The Lower Dibang Valley District Students Union (LDVDSU) has appealed
to the director of higher education to start commerce stream at Govt. Higher Secondary
School, Bolung. Union claimed that even though, the said school was established in
the year 1948 till now it does not offer commerce stream to the students. "It is
the only higher secondary school in Meka block under Lower Dibang Valley district.
Due to the absence of commerce stream, students are facing lot of trouble. We appeal
for early inclusion of commerce stream at Govt. Higher Secondary School, Bolung,"
union stated in a release.
Allegations against Pul a political move
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: A group of public and youth leaders from Tezu in a joint press
statement termed the allegation leveled against former Minister Kalikho Pul by Anjaw
Anti Corruption Jagruti Movement as only an outburst of some rival political party.
"There had been never a hidden agenda in the former minister's work when he served
the office. He worked selflessly for his people and all round development of Anjaw
district during his entire tenure which cannot be ignored," said the press statement.
The criticism and blame is nothing but an abrupt attempt to misguide our own people,
BJP help centre for earthquake victims
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: The state BJP office is maintaining constant touch with the central
BJP headquarters and Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India following the massive
devastating earthquake in Nepal and some parts of India including Bihar, West Bengal
and Uttar Pradesh.
For any further help in Nepal rescue mission or if any citizen of the state is still
missing, or need any more help in Nepal, they may contact at Rewit, RSS Pracharak
- Mobile: 9779852030103, Satish Gupta, PS MEA, 09868814044(M) and Anil Dube, Addl.
PS MEA, 09711310968 (M), according to a BJP release.
Protection of wildlife
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: The Tacha-Pan Youth Welfare Society under Pan Panchayat of Mengio
circle recently held a meeting and took various decisions for the protection of wildlife.
They have banned all of type hunting, fishing and cutting of trees for commercial
purposes for indefinite period within Pan Panchayat. Those breaking the rule will
be strongly punished by the Panchayat.
Admn. asks business community to unite against extortionists
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: In a bid to curb subvert extortion menace against the business
community in Capital Complex in the name of unions and the associations, District
Administration today convened a joint meeting of all the stake holders including
the officials from the police and tax and excise department. The joint meeting was
primarily focused to outline the strategies to deal with the extortionists.
Chairing the meeting, Deputy Commissioner Capital Complex Mige Kamki expressed resentment
saying the business community is not cooperative in fighting with such elements.
Assuring 100 percent security to informers who come up with such complain, DC asked
the business community to stand united against the menace. "How long you run your
business with understanding by appeasing the extortionists", DC asked the business
community adding the menace should be dealt with an iron hand.
He extended all possible help to business community in containing the menace if the
community is cooperative in tackling the extortionist. DC further informed that the
state government has assured zero interference while dealing with the wrong doers.
"It is right time to teach them (extortionists) a hard lesson, they (unions and organisations)
need money and enjoyment that's why they come to you and extort money" Kamki added.
Highlighting that Arunachal Pradesh Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 2014 has
provision to detain them in preventive measure; DC later informed the community that
under this Act, any extortionist can be dealt sternly.
Superintendent of Police Capital Complex, Dipankar Mishra assured the business community
safety and security and appealed them to come out open against the extortions. "Unless
you support and cooperate with the police, we will be unable to deal it tactfully"
said the SP. He also appealed to the police and tax and excise inspectors to be vigilant
while on the duty.
China can reach Tawang before Indian Army, says Committee report
New Delhi, Apr 28: In an explosive revelation, a report of the Parliamentary Standing
Committee on Defence has stated that in case of war, the Indian Army will take "more
than a day to reach" the crucial Tawang area of Arunachal Pradesh due to a "critical
situation" regarding border road infrastructure, while "our neighbouring countries"
(like China) can "reach the borders within two to three hours".
China covets Arunachal Pradesh, especially the Tawang area refers to the state as
"south Tibet". This is probably the first time that the vulnerability of the Indian
Army to protect Tawang in case of a war against the Chinese People's Liberation Army
(PLA) has been accepted.
"The Committee are dismayed to note that in Tawang area, the situation is very critical
as connectivity is concerned. In case of war, the Army cannot reach there in a day.
This is a matter of great concern with regard to our defence preparedness," the Parliamentary
Standing Committee on defence has stated, in a report submitted to Parliament on
The revelation was made during the concluding remarks by the committee on activities
of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), which is now under the ministry of defence
(MoD) and tasked with the construction of border roads.
In other reports submitted to Parliament, the Committee also mentioned how the slow
pace of acquisitions has had an adverse impact on operational preparedness of the
armed forces. In an important recommendation, the Parliamentary Committee said Capital
expenditure and allocation for the armed forces should be "non-lapsable and (on)
roll-on allocation (basis)" for the armed forces between financial years so that
crucial acquisition of weapons and equipment is not delayed. (Courtesy, Deccan Chronicle)
Six APDPF cadres arrested, one killed
CHANGLANG, Apr 28: Security forces have arrested six underground cadres of Arunachal
Pradesh Depressed People's Front (APDPF) and killed a cadre while carrying out cordon
and search operation on April 26.
Security forces comprising of Assam Regiment, Chaukham, Diyun and Namsai Police had
been tracking movement of the said group since the last few weeks and accordingly,
a cordon and search operation was launched at one hideout in Deban area under Miao
Police Station. While carrying out the search operation, the APDPF cadres started
firing and in the course of retaliatory fire one cadre got killed and later six cadres
were apprehended. A regular criminal case at Diyun Police Station has been registered
against all the arrested cadres.
The armed group has been formed by some misguided youth of Chakma community to carry
out extortion activities through kidnapping in Diyun, Miao and Namsai area. The group
has approximately 10 to 12 cadres which have undergone armed training from Bangladesh
last year. The arrest of six cadres has rendered them toothless and the area shall
breathe a sigh of relief with the nabbing of the group members, stated an official
release. Meanwhile, the roles of local masterminds are also being investigated by
the police and local public. ( DIPRO)
Give more thrust on environment protection in Arunachal: Ering
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: Participating in the debate on 'Demand for Grants for the Ministry
of Environment and Climate Change in Lok Sabha today, Arunachal MP Ninong Ering has
called upon the Centre to give more thrust on environment protection in Arunachal
Pradesh with 83 per cent forest coverage in order to protect the livelihood and
employment of the people.
Emphasizing on more fiscal support to the state, the MP said the Centre should give
more impetus in protecting environment of Arunachal in particular and North East
in general since two-third of the population in the region is dependent on the climate
sensitive natural resources such as agriculture, forest biodiversity and water availability.
"Effects of climate change are already felt in this region as the monsoon season
is marked by frequent floods, as melting Himalayan snow and torrential rains feed
the Brahmaputra River."
He also brought to the notice of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Minister of Environment
and Climate Change Prakash Javdekar that 10 per cent of Compensatory Afforestation
Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) funds allocation is mandated to be
spent in North-East region, but in reality these funds are not being provided as
per requirement. He further said that degradation of environment and climate change
is a global problem which needs to be addressed on a priority basis in order to sustain
our life on the planet.
Outlining all the major problems being faced by Arunachal Pradesh in particular and
North-East in general due to negligence in providing adequate funds under different
programmes by the Central Govt, the MP pointed out in the house that the North
East Industrial Promotion Policy has been terminated by this government which has
seriously crippled industrial development of the region.
The MP also asked Home Minister Rajnath Singh to revoke the draconian law - Armed
Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Arunachal Pradesh, for which the minister
has assured on the floor of the house, that he will review the AFSPA in Arunachal
Pradesh as early as possible.
All measures being taken to deal with disaster: Dept
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: Department of Disaster Management is taking all measure to deal
with natural calamity, said YW Ringu, Director Department of Disaster Management
State Emergency Operation Centre as well District Emergency Operation Centre at district
level are fully functional and capacity building activities are being conducted regularly
at district level headed by concern district Deputy Commissioners to deal with any
kind of emergency, informed Ringu.
The Department following the devastating earthquake in Nepal and Northern India has
alerted all the Deputy Commissioners and Disaster Management Officers in all the
district including Superintendent of Police who is the first respondent of any untoward
incident, said Ringu.
All the concern officers are directed to conduct intensive awareness generation activities
in their respective areas and at village level in collaboration with Panchayat leaders
and Gaon Burahs, Ringu added.
Earthquakes do not kill but poorly built buildings do, she said and said about the
department's efforts to educate people to construct earthquake resistant buildings
following the Building By-Laws 2010 which is already implemented in the state. Meanwhile,
Ringu informed that as per the direction from Ministry of Home Affairs and for instant
response during any disaster, Incident Response System (IRS) has been notified in
the state last year and claimed that Arunachal Pradesh is the first state to implement
IRS in state level will be headed by the Chief Secretary and concern Deputy Commissioners
of all the districts will head the system in district levels, she added.
Further, Ringu called upon all the citizen of Arunachal Pradesh not to panic during
any disaster and avail the facilities being provided by the government.
ANSU reiterates allegations, demands enquiry
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: All Nyishi Students' Union (ANSU) today urged the Arunachal Pradesh
Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (APB&OCWWB) to produce necessary
documents in support of their clarification. Sticking to its allegations, the ANSU
also demanded state government, particularly Chief Secretary to initiate an investigation
against the Board members and its officials for alleged misappropriation of funds
and illegal appointments immediately.
Rejecting to the clarification of the APB&OCWWB that one per cent labour cess collected
is neither utilized nor misused but is under safe custody of finance department,
ANSU urged the workers' board to disclose the current financial position in term
of cash at bank. ANSU reminded the Board that the labour cess collection in respect
of district wise deposited to treasury challan period from November, 2012 to January
3, 2015 is amounting to Rs 8,39, 80,020 (Rs eight crore thirty-nine lakh eighty thousand
twenty only) and the cess collection in respect of district wise period from 2008
to January 31, 2015 is amounting to Rs 58,58,12,583 ( Rs fifty eight crore fifty
eight lakh twelve thousand five hundred three only) and total labour cess collection
is Rs 66,97,92,603 ( Rs sixty-six crore ninety seven lakh ninety-two thousand six
hundred three only). But, ANSU said that only Rs 31,86,570 ( Rs thirty-one lakh eight-six
thousand five hundred seventy only ) have been provided as benefits to the registered
workers by the Board and Rs 66.97 lakhs mentioned as awareness expenditure. Hence
total cess collection is Rs 66,97,92,603. After deducting the amount of Rs 31,86,570
and Rs 66.97 lakh, Rs 65,99,97,758 (sixty five crore ninety nine lakh ninety seven
thousand seven hundred fifty eight only) amount is missing which needs to be ascertained,
the ANSU said and urged the board to produce records and documents to justify its
Reacting to the Board's clarification that recent recruitment was made out of compulsion
and on purely temporary basis, ANSU wanted to know what were the compulsion. Even
in temporary appointments concerned department must float advertisement for walk-in
interview, it said.
The workers board Chairman had recommended 13 posts for appointment to the secretary
of the Board on December 10, 2014, ANSU said and raised question over the power
of board chairman on appointment.
PPA says Govt. may collapse
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: The People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) has said that Nabam Tuki
led Government in the state may not be survive and is sure to collapse sooner or
later due to immense pressure being mounted from various quarters.
"The Tuki led government is bound to crumble sooner or later because of the immense
pressure mounting from various quarters, allegedly by those people who had been instrumental
in helping him come to power after toppling the late Jarbom Gamlin's six-month-old
government for not keeping his numerous 'impossible' promises", commented PPA President
Kahfa Bengia in a meeting on "Rising corruption in the state of Arunachal Pradesh".
With each passing day, questions are being vociferously raised by all the civil rights
organizations and other political parties culminating on three serious issues pertaining
to financial irregularities of the highest order in the state, he said.
One of the most serious issues the entire public of the state would like to know
is payment of public money amounting to Rs. 280 Cr. to just two to three of the infamous
PDS contractors just on the flimsy ground that it was being done to honour the Supreme
Court directives, whereas the onus of the payment, in fact, lies with the Govt, of
India, said the PPA President.
"Why has the Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh not been able to reimburse such big amount
from the Centre as yet?, he questioned.
The party also demanded thorough examination of all records of Department of Relief,
Govt. of Arunachal from the years 2004 - 2015 and any body found guilty should be
brought to book as per law. "No matter whether the Tuki government remains or not,
a systematic and thorough probe has to be done through CBI at the earliest on all
the records pertaining to the department," said Bengia.
The assets and properties of all the officers working under this Department should
be also assessed, added Bengia.
There are shocking revelations coming from the much hyped job mela scheme, the detail
reports of which are yet to be fully verified.
The party appealed to the public of the state to join hands in its fight against
corruption in the state.
"Tuki must step down on moral grounds before mass agitations are launched by all
the civil rights organizations against his alleged mis-governance," added Bengia.
Photography workshop for the Hearing and Visually Impaired
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: A one-day workshop on photography was organized for the Hearing
Impaired and Low Vision students of Donyi Polo Mission Rehabilitation Centre, Chimpu
today. The workshop was conducted by Sanjiv Valsan, a freelance photographer and
travel writer from Mumbai.
During the workshop he made the students aware of various theoretical aspects of
photography, its careful handling and art of indoor and outdoor photography.
While interacting with the differently abled children, Sanjiv has seen in them enough
potentialities to develop skills in photography which may become their vocation and
profession for their livelihood in near future. Along with students and teachers,
he further visited various sites of the Capital Complex such as Gompa temple and
market area to have street photography exposure. Sanjiv is helping the school to
collect a requisite number of old and used still cameras as donations from benevolent
public to help these students develop their photography skills.
Meanwhile, School Principal H. Sharma appreciated Sanjiv for his noble initiative
in the larger interest of the differently abled children of the school to bring them
into mainstream of society by developing various skills and potentialities.
Earlier, Sanjiv Valsan had conducted various workshops in heritage areas of Mumbai,
Pune, Ahmadabad, Hyderabad and Dambuk in Arunachal Pradesh. He is associated with
many magazines and publications like Outlook Traveler and Times of India.
Review meeting on 132 KV line from Aalo to Pasighat held
PASIGHAT, Apr 28: The present status of 132 KV line from Aalo to Pasighat was discussed
in a review meeting held under the initiative of local MLA Kaling Moyong at the DC's
conference hall here today.
Superintending Engineer (Transmission), Rokom Bado presented a detailed report before
the MLA, East Siang DC Nidhi Srivastava and PPWC executives. Though it was commitment
of the government to complete the project on or before 31st March 2015, but practically
the department is facing lot of local problems besides natural calamities in the
Giving details of the work progress, Bado informed that 128 towers have already been
erected. Installation and stringent works were under process. Under Aalo electrical
Division out of 39 towers, 28 have been erected. At Rumgong, the division has erected
61 towers out of 92, while Pasighat division has almost completed the assigned task.
Engineers and labourers were carrying out works successfully to complete the remaining
works of 55 towers at the earliest possible time but early rainfall was big challenge
for the department, added Bado. He also sought cooperation of the local people.
ZPC Kaling Dai appealed not to compromise with quality and urged the people to extend
all possible helps to the executing agency. PPWC Chairman Okom Yosung appealing the
power department to complete the project at the earliest possible time, urged the
DC East Siang to constitute a monitoring committee immediately to inspect the materials
being used for the purpose. Yosung also urged to conduct review meeting frequently
so that PPWC could understand the progress. Secretary Oyin Moyong suggested seeking
administrative help from Aalo and Siang administration to contain local problems
through amicable dialogue.
MLA Kaling Moyong said that the project was started nine years back but could not
complete till date due to various reasons. "DoNER has not released its final installment.
Transportation of materials to the site hindered by the construction work of Trans
Arunachal Highway obstructed the progress of work at the site etc were resolved.
Finally, the government of Arunachal Pradesh had given assurance in the floor of
the house that the 132KV tower line would be completed within March, 2015 and for
which 10 Crs. was granted. The department should fulfill the long pending demand
of people for progress and prosperity of East Siang District in particular and the
state as a whole," he said.
Many industries and projects were in the pipelines which needs uninterrupted power
supply, he further said and appealed the engineers to show their best abilities to
complete the project at the earliest possible.
DC Nidhi Srivastava informed that she been closely monitoring all developments and
is in touch with the DC Aalo. Circle Officer Philip Tayeng has been appointed by
as Nodal Officer of the project. DC. Srivastava assured to constitute a monitoring
committee soon. DIPRO
Huge quantities of tobacco products and alcohol seized
DC asks traders, businessmen to clear taxes
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: Huge quantities of tobacco products, alcohol like beer and other
IMFL etc, which were being sold illegally in the markets and sectors, were seized
from market areas here during a routine checking drive carried out by a joint team
of Capital Complex administration and Police in market areas here today, stated a
release from Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner.
The team was led by EAC Jiken Bomjen. The Capital Complex administration will continue
with the unannounced checking and raids in the coming days also, the DC further informed.
There is a standing order against selling of tobacco products in the Capital Complex.
Meanwhile the Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner has asked all the traders to clear
all their pending tax and other VAT dues immediately failing which action would be
initiated against the defaulters including suspension of their registration, trading
Chairing a meeting held in connection with recovery of pending VAT and other tax
dues from the dealers as per direction of the Chief Secretary at Naharlagun today,
the DC asked the traders to comply at the earliest.
Tado urges police to expedite investigation
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: Tali MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Markio Tado, who yesterday
met the Investigating Officer (IO), SDPO, OC of Itanagar Police Station to know the
status of the investigation into alleged murder of a student of a ME school here,
urged the police to expedite the investigation for early arrest of the culprit(s).
The MLA held an hour-long discussion with the SDPO, Officer-in-charge (OC), Investigating
Officer and magistrate on the case and appealed them to conduct the investigation
in a proper, free and fair manner.
Tatung Tana (10), a class one student of Govt. ME School ESS-Sector, here was allegedly
murdered and his body was recovered from the school toilet in the last week of March
this year. A case under section 302 IPC was registered in connection with the case
at Itanagar Police Station for proper investigation and to unearth the cause of death
of the boy, Tado informed in a release.
The MLA along with Tali ZPM Tatung Talin also met Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and apprised
him of the case and appealed for granting ex-gratia payment to the family.
Meanwhile, the All Tatung Welfare Society has written to director general of police
seeking expediting of police investigation into the death of young student Tatung
Tana. Late Tana was found dead under mysterious circumstance last month in the campus
of Govt. ME School, ESS-Sector, Itanagar.
Doubting the involvement of an immediate neighbour couple in the incident, society
appealed for prompt investigation. "Circumstantial evidence points towards them.
Therefore police should collect DNA sample of the couple and send them to forensic
laboratory at the earliest. We want exemplary punishment to the accused," the society
Tuki calls on Rahul, discusses developmental issues
NEW DELHI, Apr 28: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki called on Congress Vice President Rahul
Gandhi at his Tuglak Lane office in New Delhi. The meeting between the two leaders
lasted for about an hour. They discussed several organizational and developmental
matters related to Arunachal Pradesh.
Rahul praised the Chief Minister for successfully implementing the State Government
Flagship Programmes which have greatly benefitted the people of the state.
They also discussed the various policy changes brought about by the change of guard
in the Centre especially in the backdrop of the Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC)
recommendations and NITI Aayog replacing Planning Commission.
The Chief Minister reiterated his commitment to usher inclusive development so as
to increase the outreach of Governance to the farthest corners of the State.
Both leaders further dwelt upon several other matters related to strengthening the
Party in the state as well other parts of the North Eastern Region.
Tuki informed Rahul that the Party and the Government are working in close coordination
in the state right from the grassroots level.
Tuki also invited Rahul to visit Arunachal Pradesh and the latter has assured to
visit the state soon.
Meanwhile, the Congress Vice President conveyed his best wishes to the womenfolk
of the state particularly the Arunachal Pradesh Mahila Congress workers with regard
to the State Level Mahila Convention, which begins tomorrow at IG Park Itanagar.
Two Asian giants India and China are making all out effort to help Nepal in this
hour of crisis. Besides pledging fund for the reconstruction activities, the aid
workers and military personnel from two countries are rushing to Nepal in large scale
to help the country recover from the devastating earthquake. Some suggests that a
proxy aid war is going between India and China. In the past also, the two Asian giants
have used aid and investment to court Kathmandu.
In geo-politics, Nepal is often seen as a place where India meets China. Majority
of Nepal's hill districts hit by the earthquake are close to Tibet. China is unlikely
to match the size of Indian assistance. But this will not stop Nepal's India-baiters,
small in number but at times effective, from drawing a comparison between the two
and mislead their people. To avoid this, India needs to tread cautiously so that
it does not indulge in self-praise and make the Nepalis feel small. On many occasions,
over-zealous Indian politicians and media spoilt whatever goodwill the government
had generated in Nepal. Also both India and China should not focus too much in media
publicity. Such act may backfire. They need to get going at ground and concentrate
in providing aid to the victims.
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Edging the farmers out
If these are to be called as Acche Din for the people, then it belongs to distasteful
and regressive state of it.
Political discourse in the country sounds of mediocrity and skewed opportunism with
political parties defending and justifying one’s undoing with undoing of the others.
Then there are only listless signs of creative, reformative and accommodating leadership
initiatives to address the core issues that have been dogging the Indian Polity and
effective governance for many decades.
As the top politician in the country goes globetrotting to tell the world a changed
Indian story, 66% of 125 Crore People whose toil feed the nation still remains severely
distressed due to unfavorable conditions with lackadaisical government intervention
and pushed to go on a suicide spree.
0.486 grams & 0.44 grams approximately! Yes, that’s the per person per day availability
of food grain and pulse respectively in India today as per the Economic Survey. Beneath
that sordid figures, around 50 million people are compelled to do with hardly one
meal per day due to extreme poverty and inequitable distribution of the food resource.
An appalling story of the largest democracy to be showcased to the world.
Then a proposed law to forcibly acquire and snatch land including arable of the farmers
without requirement to obtain their consent and to make a way for surreptitious transferring
of land to the corporate in the name of development and industrialization. This is
a kind of land mafia in the name of governance but because it is being done by elected
representatives. This is a kind of crime against humanity and violation of fundamental
fabric of the constitution. India has ever growing number of billionaires & millionaires
year after year but on the other hand 36 Crores of people subsist below poverty mostly
suicide prone farmers and there is no need at all to make such kind of arbitrary
reservation for the corporate at the cost of farming communities. If the corporate
want land then they are rich enough to buy land at market prices rather than the
elected people abusing power to acquire land of poor and marginalised for them at
very cheap compensation rates.
But, all around the world, the trend is changing. The cultivable lands are being
protected and conserved. Not just the land and produce, the habits and priorities
are changing from artificial chemical farming practices towards natural, organic
& healthier ones. They have realized it. But in our country the areas of cultivable
land under all categories are shrinking year after year and the ever diminishing
land is made a chemical bowl to drive up production to feed the exploding population
with produce that undoubtedly may be one of the biggest reason behind ever growing
human lines in the hospitals.
Why fool oneself and the people? Talk development and progress, the most fundamental
aspect of it is to amass food items & water, but healthier ones for the people to
keep them at least alive. Air is off course not forgotten, though free but this indispensable
entity, the healthier one’s also has become literally scarce especially in the unsustainably
industrialized areas and metros. Indian cities led by the National Capital is among
some of the most air polluted cities in the world. Air pollution has costly health
hazards that are universally known, but what is actually unknown is the actual extent
of harmful impact which may be underestimated because, human science and technology
is fraught with imperfections to be absolute. The super Science and Technology of
Mother Nature is the perfect one and hence, more natural, that much healthier it
is for us.
With the current trend of irrational biasness towards wanton industrialization by
jeopardizing the crucial agricultural economy and without other balancing acts, the
path of development will be simply more uncertain and unsustainable. The people,
the economy will suffer more than it gains. The plight of farmer who feed the nation
will be further aggravated. The nation will have to witness rise of tragic farmer
suicides. India will turn to be a food importing country after having damaged its
own prime agricultural land resource. Besides petroleum & other import bills, food
item import bills will also surge and start making a dent on purse of the government
and all other development activities will be adversely hit.
The potentially dangerous chemical based agriculture production itself is already
sagging and the talk is about Another Green Revolution to beef up food production
to feed the exploding population. The strategy should be to bring more land under
food cultivation and avoid diversion of arable land. Organic farming practices should
be gradually brought back for healthier produce and feed for people. The farming
communities should be given adequate financial assistance to ensure that farmer suicide
don’t happen in the biggest democracy even in this 21st century.
Politician, be a leader to shape delivery of governance through all accommodating
humane approaches. That is the fundamental and moral duty which is an onus upon you
since you did swear in the name of god to do so. There are meritorious reasons why
India should avoid going these uncertain, self-destructive and unsustainable paths.
There is a statesman within you to think on behalf of 125 crores People who will
continue to desire and aspire to breathe, eat and drink healthy besides other development
and when an honest endeavor is made towards fulfilment of that, your leadership will
be surely be immortalized in the history .
Tagam Mibang, Itanagar
Do not restrict the scope
In response to the advertisement of FAO/TO by APPSC dated 22nd April 2015 , I would
like to say few words. As per the advertisement, the required educational qualification
for the post is graduation in commerce /Business Administration/Economics or Statistic
or Mathematics as one of the subjects in graduation. But till 2011, education qualification
for same post was graduation in any discipline. By setting new qualification, further
job opportunity for Arts graduate especially History, political Science, Geography
graduate has been squeezed. Our only scope is in teaching or clerical job. So far
clerk job is concerned only few Arts graduate gets the job because of Maths paper
which is the most horrible night mare for any humanities graduate.
Certain job such as RFO, Research officer, Accountant, etc. are exclusively reserved
for the science and commerce graduates. Arts graduate cannot apply for those posts.
But for the job for which we are eligible, graduates from the other two streams can
also appear. In this why we have very limited job opportunity in comparison to other
In our state, most of Government College offers course in humanity which means local
youths are mostly from humanity background. And on the other hand, our own govt.
is depriving majority of local youths from serving in the state by coming up with
recruitment policies which is not Arts friendly.
By limiting our job scope, we are further multiplying the unemployment rate of the
state. These unemployed youth have to be engaged somewhere, so finding no other option
they either join union or form unions. The policy makers of the state should know
Therefore, through your daily, I would like to appeal to APPSC to reconsider the
education qualification and allow the Arts graduate to apply for these posts.
This is in regarding news item ‘Anthropology introduced in DNG College’ and ‘AAPSU
memo to Education Minister’ published in your local daily.
It is praise worthy that the Education Minister Tapang Taloh approved Anthropology
course in under-graduate level in DN Govt. College, Itanagar. I appreciate AAPSU
team for demanding for the introduction of Sociology, Public Administration and Mass
Communication in the govt and I hope that same will be introduced soon to other colleges
of the Arunachal Pradesh.
It is an appeal to the Education Minister for early introduction of the courses in
under-graduate level as well in Competitive Exams like APPSC.
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