ITANAGAR, Aug 28: S D Londa has been elevated to the post of president (acting) of
All East Kameng Students Union (AEKSU) following resignation of present incumbent
Tukfi Riang. Further, Union’s assistant general secretary Karbia Neri was elevated
to the post of vice president.
Meanwhile, the central executive body of the Union, in a consultative meeting on
August 23 at Seppa, has unanimously resolved to extend the tenure of the body for
another few months under the leadership of president Londa. The decision was taken
under the provision of the union’s bye laws.
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Gimi Sinaki and Biri Kame have been appointed as president and
general secretary of Arunachal Public Motor Transport Federation, Kurung Kumey District
Social cum educational awareness tour
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Kurung-Nyobia Youth Association conducted area development meeting
The house unanimously decided to organize a 12 days social cum educational awareness
tour programme in all schools of Kurung Nyobia area from September 14-25.
During the tour, the association would distribute study materials and games and sports
ANYO questions Govt on Thakur issue
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: All Nyishi Youth Organization (ANYO) has urged upon the state Govt
to break its silence and disclose the results of the enquiry into the derogatory
remarks made by reporter Pradeep Thakur in a leading national daily on May 4 last.
Pointing out its memorandum submitted to Governor on May 13, submission of an ultimatum
to state Govt on June 22 and formation of a committee under the convenorship of minister
Atum Welly and formation of a high level committee headed by Home Minister Takar
Marde to enquire into Thakur issue, the organization resented that despite all
these initiatives, there is no logical conclusion of the issue till date. Considering
“no action and no enquiry” into the episode, the chief minister should take moral
responsibility and resign, the organization said.
KKCCC fresher meet
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Kurung Kumey Collegians Coordination Committee, DNGC, Itanagar
has conducted its fresher meet yesterday.
Giogi Tade and Kipa Aji won the title of Mr and Miss fresher of KKCCC,DNGC, Itanagar.
While, Sang Tarang and Yura Simi were adjudged as first runner up and Dongda Piti
and Yangbui Mary as the second runner up.
Earlier, attending the occasion as special invitees, former ANSU finance secretary
Tadar Takiang encouraged the students to devote in their study. Organizing Chairman
Hillang Nima also spoke on the occasion.
Five villages electrified under RGGVY
PASIGHAT, Aug 28: Seram, Kongkul, Namsing, Gadum including Mer village of East Siang
district have been electrified under Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana yesterday.
The power supply to the above villages was formally inaugurated by MLA Ralom Borang
in presence of ADC Mebo O Dai, EE (Electrical) Er. O Siram, Block President, NCP
T Pertin, ZPM T Yirang and other party functionaries.
Addressing the public meetings at Namsing and Meir last evening, Borang highlighted
various developmental activities being carried out by him in the constituency and
assured that all genuine demands and needs of the people would be fulfilled phase
He expressed his gratitude to Power (Electrical) department for using quality material
and completion of the project within stipulated time. He advising the people to protect
the public property in their respective areas said “social harmony is the essence
of prosperity and people must be knowledgeable and act like a responsible citizens”.
He further advised them to conduct various awareness campaigns and free discussions
time to time on educational developments, cleanliness & sanitation drives, hygiene
and plantation for a clean and green Arunachal.
Earlier, ADC O Dai advised the GBs to keep vigil and discharge their duties with
responsibilities especially in cases of recommending ST/PRC and maintenance of law
& order in the area.
NCP Block President T Pertin and ZPM T Yirang said that Borang has given priority
to provide better health-care, education and road connectivity in the constituency.
EE (Elect) Siram also spoke on the occasion. DIPRO
SFCCI to felicitate singer Marto Kamdak
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: The Solung Festival Celebration Committee, Itanagar (SFCCI)-2011
has decided to felicitate the renowned singer Marto Kamdak and another artist Olen
Megu Damin during the Solung festival celebrations here on September 1.
“Everyone in SFCCI feels proud of well-known singer Marto Kamdak and Olen Megu Damin
(performing artist in folk dance). We are looking forward to felicitate them in appreciation
of their achievements and commendable contributions in their respective fields,”
said Bodong Yirang, president of SFCCI, here today.
He further informed that during the festival, the apex body of Adi community, Adi
Baane Kebang (ABK), will felicitate 22 young achievers including toppers of class
X & XII CBSE exams and State-conducted JEE from amongst the community students.
The SFCCI president, in the meantime, appealed to one and all to participate in the
festival celebrations at Solung ground here on September 1 next.
Condolences pour in for brave jawan Pate Tasuk
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: The condolences are pouring in from various organizations and prominent
personalities for Pate Tasuk, the brave soldier who succumbed to bullets on August
25 while fighting with the militants at Kupwara at Baramullah District, Srinagar.
Late Tasuk was a Lance Naik serving in the 17th Guard Regiment of the 21 Rashtriya
Rifles, Indian Army and posted in Jammu and Kashmir.
Arunachal Pradesh Home Minister Takar Marde today expressed deep shock at the demise
of Lance Naik Pate Tasuk.
On behalf of rank and file of Arunachal Pradesh police and on behalf of people of
state, Home Minister conveyed heartfelt condolences to bereaved family of the brave
soldier and prayed to Almighty to give them enough courage to bear the irreparable
The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) today paid its homage to late Pate
Tasuk. A delegation led by the union President Takam Tatung laid wreath on behalf
of the student community of the state. AAPSU termed the sacrifice of late Tasuk as
an unprecedented mark of loyalty towards motherland.
The All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) observed two minutes silence over the demise
of Pate Tasuk.
The member of Union pray to the almighty to bestow enough strength to the bereaved
family for the irreparable loss and pray that the departed soul rest in eternal peace.
Tasuk death is inspirational and the supreme sacrifice for the motherland should
be emulated by Nyishi as well as all other youths of the State, the union said in
a condolence message.
At the same time, the State Government should honour the sacrifice in a befitting
manner, it said.
The rank and file of the Bharatiya Janata Party Arunachal Pradesh organized condolence
meeting at its party headquarters today. The nation lost one of the courageous soldiers
with the death of Late Tasuk, the party said. The members prayed almighty God to
bestow upon enough strength to the bereaved family members to come over from this
traumatic situation and for eternal peace of the departed soul.
The state BJP leaders headed by its state President, Dr. Tangor Tapak (MLA) and
state BJYM president Doni Nich attended the last rites of late Tasuk at Banderdewa
and paid floral tribute on behalf of the party. Later the State party President
met the bereaved family.
AAPSU disappointed with Govt’s ‘indifferent attitude’
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) expressed disappointment
over the indifferent attitude shown by the state government towards late Pate Tasuk,
the brave soldier who lost his life while fighting against enemy of the nation in
Jammu and Kashmir on August 25.
In a release AAPSU President Takam Tatung stated that the cold response shown to
the supreme sacrifice by the state government on the arrival of the mortal remains
of Late Tasuk yesterday will demoralize youth of the state in joining the arm forces
to serve our nation.
“It is quite disheartening to see that authorities are not showing any respect to
the deceased soul. When his body arrived no one from state government came to receive
at the helipad. This is complete disregard to the martyr who sacrificed his life
for the nation,” said Takam Tatung.
“The Chief Secretary being head of the bureaucrats should have taken some initiative
in this whole issue. Being a local Arunachalee, we expect him to be more concern
towards issues related to interest of Arunachal,” stated Tatung. He further added,
“We appreciate Governor J J Singh for sending his representatives but his effort
seems half hearted. Coming from army background, he should have shown more compassionate
to late Tasuk. Why didn’t he himself go to the helipad to receive the body. Was he
so busy that he had no time to pay respect to fellow soldier who laid down life for
AAPSU also questioned how did no one from administration come to the helipad. “It
is duty of Resident Commissioner at Delhi and DRC at Guwahati to inform state government
in this regard. We want to know whether there was any mis-communication which leads
to this impasse. Erring officials should be punished for showing disrespect to the
soul of soldier,” stated Tatung. However, AAPSU appreciated the officials of Indian
army for showing utmost respect to body of late Tasuk.
Forum flays Govt apathy
Arunachal Pradesh Colleges’ Forum (APCF) expressed dissatisfaction over the absence
of Govt representatives in Naharlagun helipad to receive the body of brave solider
late Pate Tasuk yesterday. Large number of relatives of late Tasuk and few jawans
with khaki uniform were present outside the helipad ground, but there was none from
Govt side to receive the body, it resented.
BJP demands Govt service to Tasuk’s relative
While appreciating the State Government for deputing a chopper from Guwahati for
carrying the body of the brave soldier to Naharlagun and announcing ex-gratia, BJP
said it was unfortunate to learn that no officials from the concerned district administration
or from the state government turned up to receive the body at Naharlagun helipad.
The party, however, called upon the state Govt, to allot a suitable plot of land
within state capital and provide Govt service to one of the family members of late
Tasuk as a recognition to bravery of the soldier who laid down his life at the altar
Free Medical camps conducted
TAWANG, Aug 28: The Environmental Protection Society (EPS) in collaboration with
the Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP) successfully conducted free medical camps at Kharteng
village, situated about 60 km away from Tawang Town and Kitpi village on August 27
and 28 respectively. A team of doctors provided free treatment and medicines to large
number of patients in both the medical camps.
While appreciating the initiatives of the AVP, the Society urged them to carry
on such initiatives in the days to come. The Society also conveyed heartfelt gratitude
to DMO Tawang for supporting the camp with doctors. Meanwhile, the EPS President
Jambey Dondu advised the villagers to take care of their health and hygiene and
also assured them that the EPS will positively carry out cleanliness programme and
awareness camp in the days to come.
Neuro-psychiatry camp conducted at Old Ziro
ZIRO, Aug 28: A neuro-psychiatry consultation camp aimed to help people afflicted
with alcohol and drug addiction was started at Ziro today. The camp, facilitated
by Ngunu Ziro, is unique having been conceived online by a group of Facebook friends.
Consultation was provided by Dr. Pakha Tesia of Woodland Hospital, Shillong and Dr
Sonali Tesia of NEIGHRIMS, Shillong. Consultation fee was paid for by a senior officer
serving in Shillong so that patients could avail free consultation. Most medicines
too are being paid for by generous donations by well-wishers, mostly Apatani officers
serving all over the country.
The camp was conducted today in the Community Health Center, Old Ziro where 52 patients
attended and got counseling. Treatment regimes for some of them were initiated while
others were put on preparatory stages. Such camps will be conducted in District Hospital,
Ziro on August 29 and 30, 2011. The team will move on to Yazali on August 31 before
leaving for Shillong.
It may be mentioned that the camp was conceived as a result of an online discussion
about substance abuse menace in the society. Ngunu Ziro, a local organization based
at Ziro working for sustainable development of the area was requested to coordinate.
They took responsibility for publicity and local logistic arrangements. The district
administration and the district health authority pitched in with necessary cooperation.
Local cable television networks like the Subansiri Cable pitched in with offers of
free publicity about the camp.
Ranganadi project affected people cry for justice
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: While state government is busy in penning memorandum of agreement/
memorandum of understanding with various hydropower developers for starting hydro
projects in Arunachal Pradesh, project affected people of 405 MW Ranganadi hydro
projects are still crying for the justice.
The downstream project affected citizens under the banner of Lichi Cher village Ranganadi
Project Affected Area Management Committee has been fighting against NEEPCO authorities
for last many years without much success. They have been submitting memorandum after
memorandum seeking attention of NEEPCO authorities towards problem faced by them
because of the effect of Ranganadi Project. However NEEPCO authorities never paid
heed to their problems. Ever since this project was commissioned, life has changed
for bad for the people of downstream affected citizens.
“NEEPCO authorities release water from dam without any warning. We have lost couple
of precious lives in the past because of such careless attitude of NEEPCO. Our domestic
animals are being washed away whenever water is released. We live in constant fear
as our children sometimes go to river for swimming during summer season,” shared
Tarh Takam, resident of Cher village. He further informed that because of the blocking
of the flow of Ranganadi River it has badly affected various aspects of life in the
area. “There is no more fish in the river. During summer whenever NEEPCO releases
excess water from dam it leads to flooding of our downstream area. This has led to
massive erosion and our villages are at danger of getting vanished due to such erosion,”
said Tarh Takam.
Villagers further complained that whenever they protest to authorities about domestic
animals being washed away by Ranganadi water, they always ask for proof. “Couple
of times I had lodged complaint regarding domestic animal being washed away when
water is released. Quite surprisingly they asked me to show proof. How can I show
proof as animals have been washed away in water,” said Lishi Yari another resident
of Cher village. While electricity generated from 405 Ranganadi hydro project is
being supplied across India, downstream project affected people still do not get
24 hours electricity facilities.
Frustrated with non-cooperative attitude of NEEPCO authorities on numerous problems
faced by them, finally Lichi Cher village Ranganadi Project Affected Area Management
Committee have decided to launch agitation against NEEPCO. Their single point agenda
is demanding release of 50% water into downstream by the concern authorities. They
have given 15 days ultimatum failing which they will resort to democratic means with
first phase of 48 hours road blockade of Kimin to Potin road on 8th September. This
will followed by 72 hours bandh on 25th September and last phase of one-week bandh
from 5th October.
Tuki showers praises on Rahul
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Appreciating AICC General Secretary and MP Rahul Gandhi for his
Friday statement in Lok Sabha on Lokpal Bill, APCC President Nabam Tuki today said
that the path shown by the young leader would not only steer the Congress-led UPA
government clear of the present situation confronting the nation but would go a long
way in showing the right path to every Congress cadre in the country.
Asserting that Lokpal Act alone will not help eradicate corruption, Rahul had disapproved
Anna Hazare’s fast, saying ‘individual dictates’ must not weaken the democratic process
as dangerous precedent could be set.
Rahul Gandhi was very clear in his concept and thought during the debate, which reflected
that he has transformed from his social profile to political profile in his own right,
Tuki said, adding that his (Rahulji’s) view that corruption is pervasive which operates
at every level and “we cannot wish away corruption by the mere desire to see it removed
from our lives. This requires a comprehensive framework of action and a concerted
political programme supported by all levels of the state from the highest to the
lowest”, only mirrored his political maturity, Tuki said.
“Most importantly, it requires firm political will’ was his message for the rank
and file of the Congress who need to rise to the occasion to ensure transparency,
sincerity of purposes free from corruption, Tuki reasoned.
The responsibility is now rests on our shoulders to carry Rahulji’s message to the
grass root level to make the masses mentally prepared to fight the menace and develop
the mental will to say ‘no’ to corruption at all level in any form, he advocated.
His love for constitutionalism and traditions of parliamentary democracy vis-a-vis
funding of electoral politics only signifies his vision to build a modern and vibrant
democracy, Tuki added.
AMYAA organizes SHG book keeping training
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: The newly formed SHGs under Miao Circle of Khagam CD Block were
imparted SHG Book Keeping cum Record Maintenance training at Songking village by
Alombro Mayu Yaku Chi Amey Aroga (AMYAA), NGO of Namphai-I with the supported of
NABARD RO, Itanagar. A total of 30 SHG members from New Khamlang and Songking villages
took active part in the training.
R. K. Paul Chawang, Secretary of AMYAA dealt on SHG Book Keeping and its importance.
The participating SHG members were taught step by step on record maintenance by drawing
practical examples on how to enter the details in each specific record book. The
resource person followed participatory approach in imparting the knowledge and skill
on book keeping.
The AMYAA has been adopting various strategic plan of action in working for the development
of the SHGs by keeping in mind the contextual background of its SHG and training
in record maintenance for SHGs is one in line with the action plan.
APATCYO registers protest against corruption
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization (APATCYO) today
unanimously decided to continue its support to the movement of Anna Hazare till the
Lokpall bill is passed in the Parliament. Expressing happiness over victory of anti-corruption
crusader Anna Hazare, the organization further appealed the Centre to pass the Lokpall
bill in the Parliament immediately.
Meanwhile, the members of the organization with support of the students, business
community and youths burnt down the symbolic statue of corruption near Akashdeep
Complex, Itanagar as a mark of protest against rampant corruption in state and the
country as a whole. It appealed the general people of the state to continue its
support to Anna’s campaign against corruption.
Testing urine samples for specific chemicals could serve as a quick and painless
way to detect tuberculosis (TB), according to Indian researchers. The urine test
offers a less invasive diagnostic method for an infectious disease that causes three
million deaths and 10 million new cases worldwide each year. Developing countries
account for 95 per cent of new infections and 98 per cent of deaths.
The Delhi-based International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB)
and the Lala Ram Sarup Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, collaborated
with the National University of Singapore to develop the test.
TB diagnosis relies mainly on a test to detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis in blood
or sputum samples taken from the lung and examined under a microscope.
Developing countries prefer a simple test requiring minimum resources and trained
personnel, and one that gives quick and easily interpreted results, the Delhi scientists
Their technique measures five 'volatile organic compounds' (VOCs) in urine that have
a low boiling point and vaporise at room temperature.
The team tested the method in 117 fresh cases of TB and found significantly different
levels of these chemicals in TB patients, compared with healthy people.
It found a distinct pattern — three VOCs showed higher levels and two lower levels
— in TB patients, not seen in healthy persons or in patients with lung ailments such
as lung cancer or asthma.
The levels could also indicate the effect of treatment, the team said.
Discourage multiple organisations
It is known to all that Arunachal Pradesh is under-developed state in respect of
education and socio-economic development as compared to other developed states of
the country having diversity in religion, caste, creed, tribes and language and population.
In this transitional phase of development, the Nyishi tribes is counted as the largest
tribe in the state covering 4 to 5 districts in population and more number of elected
representatives in the state assembly. Having said this, the Nyishi community is
no more a backward and illiterate tribe in education, intellectual, understanding,
moral and emotional development in the state except road and other required infrastructure
Meanwhile, in has come to notice that instead of unifying ourselves in all aspect
there is always tripartite movement within the people of Nyishi community. The Nyishis
are confident enough to defend ourselves from any socio-political forces without
taking help from any third force to build our society. Since the advent of development
there were some prominent leaders who brought some changes in our community. Today
they deserve appreciation from the younger generation, especially those leaders who
are no more with us.
Due to beckon of time and society, the All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) was formed
as the youth force of the community and today they are rendering service to the community
in particular and the state as a whole while the Nyishi Elite Society was also formed
to safeguard the community with proper ideology, as on the date the community accept
and recognize these two organizations as our society’s torch bearer, which tirelessly
rendered service towards the community and hoped that they will carry on services
in the days to come.
But today, it has come to notice that instead of strengthening our well-recognized
organizations there is mushrooming formation of Nyishi organization which need proper
corrective steps and realization from one and all of the community.
As an individual, I feel, Nyishis do not require any more organization for socio-economic
development because for physical development there are elected representatives from
various communities in the state and for social and individual guidance one students’
union for youth and elite organization is more than sufficient for one community.
Therefore, all educated and intellectuals should discourage such multiple formation
of organization in one community for unified and understanding development in every
society of the state.
As such, multiple formation of organization implied bad impression in the state in
particular and country as a whole. I humbly request the NES, Nyishi Legislators Forum
and ANSU to hold interaction in order to streamline our social sanctity and also
appeal all former students’ leaders to provide guidance for one organization in the
community to safeguard the interest of the society.