‘News items are accommodated on basis of importance’
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Taking strong exceptions to complaints by various associations
and unions demanding that there press releases should be accommodated in front page,
the press fraternity today said that space could be demanded only for advertisements
and the news items are accommodated on the basis of its importance.
The press fraternity appealed to the civil society to understand the role and function
of the Press and allow it to function as it ought to. Such coercion and demand is
against the ethics of the media.
“Help us to work without any undue pressure as every page of any newspapers is read
properly as proved by the fact that smallest mistake in any page is pointed out the
next morning without any delay.”
Truck laden with illegal timber seized, driver arrested
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: A truck laden with illegal timber was seized by Namsai forest personnel
during a routine patrolling in the wee hours of August 27 at Namsai area.
The forest personnel led by Rini Riba, DFO also arrested the driver and helper of
the timber laden vehicle. Interrogation of the arrested driver and helper was on
to trace the source of the illegal timber and the actual culprit behind the illegal
trade. The illegally procured timber was being transported to Assam.
It is pertaining to mention here that the forest personnel of Namsai division had
seized a mini truck laden with illegal timber on August 7. The DFO, while taking
serious note of such illegal procurement and transportation of sawn timbers has ordered
all the staff stationed at various forest gates under his division to be vigilant
to stop illegal transportation of timber, informed, Rini Riba, Divisional Forest
Officer, Namsai Forest Division.
Lok Adalat at Seppa
SEPPA, Aug 28: Twenty-two cases, including a MACT, out of the 60 placed before the
court, have been disposed off in a Lok Adalat held in the district court premise
While speaking in the Lok Adalat session, Dochora Lama, Member Secretary, DLSA, explained
the participants the importance and purpose of the Lok Adalat and how compoundable
and civil cases can be resolved immediately through it.
Tarin Dakpe, DC cum Chairman, District Legal Service Authority expressed his satisfaction
for the interest shown by the people of the district to resolve their disputes through
Lok Adalat. He appealed to the people of the district to come forward to take the
advantage of Lok Adalat scheduled September 24, October 29, November 27 and December
30 for expeditious disposal of their pending cases through conciliatory settlement.
The other members of the Lok Adalat, who attended the sitting were Lod Tabyo, Inspector,
OC, PS, Seppa, Jagu Gyadi, Advocate and Nama Dodum, Advocate.
The Services of T Hussain, UDC (judicial) were also utilized to assist the team.
Other advocates from Seppa namely Tabo Gyadi, Atum Lamnio and Bimon Sonam also present
to witness the Lok Adalat proceedings. DIPRO
ZPM asks for road renovation
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Claiming that torrential rain for the past few days has caused
extensive landslide in Leporiang circle, ZPM, Leporiang Nabam Tara has requested
the concerned authority to make ground assessment of the damage and to repair the
In a release, it said, because of the damaged road, it is problematic for the people
to negotiate from one place to another.
Union demands action
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Alleging that some individuals are involved in dismantling government
quarters and building at Chayang Tajo, the All Pipu Chayang Tajo Gawe Purang Sawa
Students Union (APCGSSU) has urged upon the East Kameng Deputy Commissioner to immediately
look into the matter and arrest the miscreants involved.
In a release, it claimed that some miscreants are rampantly dismantling the Govt
properties in order to occupy the land.
And despite of several reports made to the concern authorities, no concrete action
has been made against it, it said.
It further appealed the local MLA to look into the infrastructural development of
Chayang Tajo township as the administration has failed in its initiative in maintaining
the infrastructure of town.
The township road which is more like a pond loaded with mud and silts since its excavation
is yet to see any light of maintenance and completion, it further added.
Sadbhavana tree plantation
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: A tree plantation programme, themed “Sadbhavana Brikshropan” was
today organized by the Department of Environment and Forests in the vicinity of IAS
Colony Raj Bhawan Complex on the occasion of Sadbhavana Diwas.
Chief Secretary H K Paliwal, Principal Secretary and Principal Chief Conservator
of Forests D V Nagi (IFS) and Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (WL&BD) N N
Zhasa (IFS) were present on the occasion. Host of Forests Officers and Officials
including officers from the IAS Colony Rajbhawan Complex also took active participation
in the plantation programme.
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: A delegation of All Nyishi Students Union Upper Subansiri Unit
(ANSU-USU) along with ANSU vice president Tagru Tame called on the director of secondary
education and held discussion on its pending demand, especially the posting of subject
teacher for Muri Mugli Higher Secondary School and Ligu Secondary School.
The Union also held discussion on the pathetic condition of schools in entire Upper
Subansiri district and appealed him to look into the matter seriously.
The ANSU-USU further said that the director has given assurance to the Union for
the posting of ST teachers of all subjects within second week of September next.
ATA Upper Subansiri unit condoles HM’s death
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Arunachal Teachers’ Association (ATA), Upper Subansiri unit has
deeply mourned the tragic death of Tania Bui, headmaster (in-charge) of Govt Middle
School Bui, in a motorcycle accident near Bui village recently. The accident occurred
when he was returning from school duty.
While conveying heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family, the ATA unit has prayed
to almighty rest his departed soul in eternal peace and give strength to the bereaved
family to cope with the tragedy.
Meanwhile, the ATA unit appealed to the authority concerned to provide a job to any
of his kith and kins on compassionate ground.
Forum against appointment of GPM as GS of school
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Claiming that a gram panchayat leader of Dangdang village under
Chambang circle has been appointed as the general secretary of Govt. Secondary School
Chambang, the All Chambang Area Youth Forum has asked the school authority to take
immediate action against the person. How can a public leader be appointed as a union
leader?, it questioned.
14,000 unemployed youths registered for job mela
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Overwhelmed by the tremendous response of job seekers as well as
vocation training providers (VTPs), Chief Minister Nabam Tuki inspected the venue
at Indira Gandhi Park here for the second time today and directed the officers concerned
to have a fool-proof arrangement for the maiden event.
The CM, who was accompanied by local legislator Techi Kaso, was apprised by Chief
Secretary H K Paliwal that so far 14,000 unemployed youths have registered themselves
while 36 VTPs have confirmed their participation besides National Skill Development
Council Director General J P Roy.
He said that though the registration process was closed for further processing, but
the pressure to accept more application was mounting which could not be entertained
for making the process flawless.
The VTPs include top ranking PSUs, CPSUs and reputed corporate houses including NEEPCO,
NHPC, Jindal, Reliance and Athena, whose representatives have already reached the
state capital while others are on their way, the CM was told.
While CM’s Adviser on Skill Development Sharada Prasad informed that those selected
would be trained in batches for placement on need basis while Industries Secretary
Surendra Ghonkrokta appraised about the process of interview and recruitment to be
followed during the three-day event from August 30 to September 1. The CS also informed
that police and security personnel would be engaged for maintaining discipline while
the volunteers would be engaged to guide the job seekers.
“I’ve committed as a policy decision to generate one lakh employment during the 12th
Five Year Plan (2012-15) and expect that the job mela would be a turning point to
ink a history in this regard,” Tuki said and exhorted all those officers and officials
involved to ensure that everything goes smoothly.
OC injured as angry mob goes
berserk at Likabali
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Following exposure of the shocking incident of sexual assault to
as many as 14 minor girls in a private school at Likabali, angry residents today
pelted stones at the police station injuring its officer in-charge.
West Siang SP, SC Yadav confirmed, “many people had gheraod the police station demanding
the rapist to be handed over to them. When the police opposed to the demand, they
started pelting stones. The police personnel, for self defense, had to fire in the
“The OC was injured in the shuffle. He was hit in the face and has been referred
to State Hospital, Naharlagun for further treatment,” he said. Many vehicles were
also damaged in the incident.
An indefinite strike was called in the township, blocking the Aalo-Itanagar road,
by the agitating people today and the situation was brought back to normal after
the West Siang DA along with the SP had a meeting with the agitating civil society
and assured them of capital punishment to the rapist.
The angry mob also damaged the school building today.
Likabali had been tense since the case came to light on Monday.
Meanwhile, PPA in a release while referred to the incident as the rarest of the rare
crime that has ever been committed in the state said that the perpetrator of such
crime should be awarded with rarest of rare punishment also. It demanded immediate
justice to the victims.
PPA said, day by day different types of crime is increasing in the State. But the
Congress Government has turned its deaf ear and has remained a non-reactive government
to any form of crimes and public demands. Because of the inefficiency and failure
of the Government, common people are becoming victim of the ever increasing crimes.
The Government should own direct responsibility for such deteriorating law and order
situation in the State and pave way for more responsive and active government for
safety and security of the common masses before situation become chaos, it held.
Meanwhile, a team of AAPSU visited Likabali and held meeting with victims’ families,
general public and administration. The Union has placed a two day’s ultimatum for
bringing med experts and forensic, thorough enquiry, granting of financial assistance
to the victims, helping the remaining 400 students to get admissions in other schools.
It appealed the bar council not to take up the case of the accused.
Bail should not be granted to the accused, it said.
Meanwhile, AAPSU general secretary Biru Nasi appealed the victim's family to be
strong and cooperate with the investigation.
A team of the Students Union Movement of Arunachal (SUMA), West Siang federal unit
along with the women party of the area thronged the Police station Likabali to register
protest against the rapes of the minor students reportedly by the warden of a private
school, Likabali. They demanded exemplary punishment to the accused warden Viven
Wisven and others involved in the shameful case and justice to the victims.
Media in catch 22 again
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Sandwiched between two factions of All Arunachal Pradesh Public
Transport Federation (AAPPTF), the members of Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working
Journalists (APUWJ) and Arunachal Press Club (APC) after discussing the mounting
pressures to or not to publish their releases met Capital DC Sanjay Goel and SP Surender
Kumar here today.
Taking cognizance to the undue pressures by both the factions exerted on the media
houses, both of them assured to discuss the issue with heads of both factions and
convince them to refrain from such practice and allow the media persons to function
without any disturbance.
Accepting the media basic that the Press is free what to publish or not, the DC asked
the SP to act immediately so that there is neither any threat nor fear for them to
When apprised that various voluntary organizations with factional fights approach
the media to decide their genuineness despite the fact that press persons are not
the judges, the DC, in AAPPTF case, decided to hold a meeting with the registrar
of societies along with the SP and law secretary tomorrow to review the entire issue.
The press fraternity decided to wait for tomorrow’s final outcome before taking any
decision relating to AAPPTF.
However, it was decided that despite such move, if any untoward incident in the media
houses or to media persons takes place, both AAPPTF factions would be held responsible.
Tourism dept. felicitates Everesters
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Department of Tourism, GoAP felicitated all the five Everesters
of the State at a function here yesterday.
Speaking on the occasion, Secretary Tourism and Planning Sonam Chombay described
the Arunachalee Everesters as the natural brand ambassadors of Arunachal tourism
and urged them to explore the virgin snow clad peaks of Arunachal Himalayas and present
them to the outside world as tourism product. He further requested the Everesters
to make the best use of their celebrity status in motivating the younger generation
within and outside the state.
Congratulating the Everest conquerors, Daulat Hawildar Secretary Finance stated that
they have made Arunachal and India proud. He assured to extend all possible Government
assistance in furthering the development of adventure tourism and adventure sports
in the state.
Director Tourism Taru Tallo recalled the quote of Sir Edmund Hillary who said ‘It
is not the mountains we conquer but ourselves’. When asked by media persons why
do you climb mountains, the famed mountaineer had replied – because it is there!
All the Everesters, including Tapi Mra, Anshu Jamsenpa, Tine Mena, Nima Lama and
Tame Bagang shared their experiences of the journey which started from the remote
corner of Arunachal Pradesh and ended on the top of the world where they unfurled
the national tri color and the Arunachal logo.
The programme was also attended by Rinchin Tashi Director Civil Aviation, Supply
& Transport and Tsering Wange President AMASA.
First phase of sensitization cum training workshop ends
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: The first phase of training cum rural sensitization programme on
the centrally sponsored flagship programmes covering Papum Pare, Lower Suansiri and
Kurung Kumey districts concluded recently.
The programe involving elected panchayat leaders is being initiated by Minister of
Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Tanga Byaling and conducted by the department
of rural development in coordination with the department of Panchayati Raj and State
Institute of Rural Development in phase manner. Entire districts of the state are
likely to be covered under the sensitization programme.
The programme is being attended by the Deputy Commissioner, Project Director (DRDA),
all district Heads of Offices, Panchayat members, BDO and other officers/officials
of the line departments.
At Yupia, the programme was inaugurated by MP Takam Sanjoy on August 17 last. Both
Sanjoy and Tanga Byaling addressed the training programme.
At Ziro, Parliamentary Secretary Padi Richo impressed upon the Panchayat leaders
to take advantage of such programme which would be beneficial in their performance
as PRI members.
Similarly, the programme at Kurung Kumey district was also attended by Lokam Tassar,
Parliamentary Secretary, Deputy Commissioner and his brigade.
Taking cognizance of the importance of checking the revenue leakages of the Power
Department, a similar programme was also organized at Ziro and Koloriang to which
G. Doji, SE APEC V Ziro along with his subordinates joined and impressed upon the
PRI members to extend their helping hand and educate the consumers to pay their electricity
bill in time regularly to ensure uninterrupted power supply.
Apart from the programme at Koloriang, Minister Byaling also inaugurated the Transit
Camp building constructed with BADP fund of 2011-12 at Parsi Parlo.
The speakers including Byaling called for maintaining transparency in implementation
of rural development scheme. As a part of the programme, the MGNREGA fund was released.
It was also decided that the fund allotment under MGNREGA shall be made on the basis
of the performance of DRDAs. The importance of MIS and its utility were also explained
One of the most popular IWMP schemes being implemented in the State was also discussed
in length during the sensitization programme.
While pointing out the National Food Security Ordinance which was recently launched
by the Chief Minister in state, Byaling said it will ensure food for BPL Household
family and all the MGNREGA job card holders will also get the benefit through the
NFSO. He appealed to the elected PRI members irrespective of party affiliation to
lend their helping hands. "Let us work together to eradicate the poverty and accelerate
the pace of development in the state," he said.
He also appealed the MLAs of the districts to participate in the sensitization programme
and offer valuable suggestions to make the programme a grand success.
Gyan Mission Orphanage kitchen gutted
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: The kitchen building, dining hall, store room including furniture
and essential kitchen items of Gyan Mission Orphanage, Itanagar were completely reduced
to ashes in a devastating fire which broke out at the orphanage campus at around
8 am here today morning.
Reportedly, the unfortunate incident happened so quick that nothing could be saved
and by the time fire brigade reach to the spot the fire had already engulfed the
entire kitchen building. However, there was no report of any casualty in the mishap.
Cause of the fire is yet not known but sources from school claimed that it might
be started from the fire wood which was kept in a wooden self near the kitchen.
On receiving the information, many like-minded people including APBOCWWB Chairman
Jalley Sonam, volunteers of ‘the Green Pioneer’, youths of Gophur Church and denizens
of Forest Corporation, Chimpu immediately reached to the spot and provided immediate
relief items to orphanage. The orphanage management has expressed deep gratitude
to all for their help in this crucial juncture.
Meanwhile, expressing shock over the incident, the management stated that it is very
painful and sad moment for all of us as we have lost the home for our orphan children.
Kitchen building, furniture, essential commodities, utensils etc worth lakhs of rupees
have been burnt down, it lamented, saying however, we are happy that the almighty
god saved our children.
NHPC SLP organizes free Hepatitis ‘B’ screening and vaccination camp
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: A free Hepatitis ‘B’ screening and vaccination camp was organized
by Subansiri Lower HE Project at Project Hospital, Kolaptukar, Dollungmukh circle
Over 450 people of all age groups from the project site and nearby areas have benefited
from the medical camp. Vitamins and minerals were distributed free of costs to the
patients, especially children.
The project medical team comprising Dr. LP Singh, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Thokchom
Jayshree, Senior Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Abu Taba, Asstt. Chief Medical
Officer along with medical support staff and Pintu Dhar, Disease Advisor of M/s Oaisis,
North Lakhimpur Branch conducted the day-long camp.
Executive Director, Subansiri Lower Hydel Project Rakesh inaugurated the camp in
the presence of senior officials and members of Zila Parishad, Dollungmukh circle.
The camp was organized under NHPC’s Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainable
Development Scheme (2013-14) in association in association with M/s Oasis, Mumbai
supported by Bristol Myers Squibb India Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai.
CRPF distributes sports goods, water tanks under civic action prog.
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: The 138 Battalion of CRPF provided a water tanks (Syntex) worth
Rs 50,000 to poor and needy people under civic action programme (CAP) at Ziro Stadium,
Lower Subansiri yesterday.
Lower Subansiri deputy commissioner Marnya Ete, Nending Chattung, SDO, Ziro, Circle
Officer, DCP, Deputy SP, ZPM, DIPRO of Ziro and civilians were present on the occasion.
The CRPG unit also distributed various sports items worth Rs. 50,000 to the school
children of Govt. Middle School, Daporijo and Govt. Secondary School Sikarijo, Daporijo
today in the presence of Deputy Commissioner Tahang Taggu, Deputy SP RN Hazarika,
headmasters of both the schools, students and general public.
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Taggu has expressed gratitude to Commandant
138 Bn, CRPF for providing the sports goods to the school children to encourage them
towards games and sports activities.
Ram Krishan, Commandant 138 Bn, CRPF while addressing the huge gathering expressed
his willingness to organize more such programmes to bridge healthy and peace full
CRPF and public relationship.
Gusar & Dumporijo block level coordination meetings held
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Co-ordination meetings of Dumporijo CD Block functionaries and
Panchayat leaders of 9th Gusar Anchal Samity block and 10th Dumporijo Anchal Samity
block were held in two shifts at Block Development Office on August 16 under
the chairmanship of concerned Anchal Samiti Chairpersons.
While morning session was presided over by Gusar Anchal Samiti chairperson Tayir
Bulo, the evening session was presided over by Dumporijo Anchal chairperson Higge
Hali. Both of them stressed on coordination between PR leaders and block functionaries
for proper implementation of Govt schemes at block level.
In his address, Dumporijo BDO Tapor Nalo requested the panchayat leaders to prepare
need based schemes under MG NREGA programme for the year 2014-15 through real Gram
Sabha at village level and submit the same to the BDO for finalization of schemes.
He also requested all the staffs of his Block to do hard work so that benefit of
development activities reach to the people.
Er. T. Hane, EO (RE) explained the schemes under Engineering sector and advised Panchayat
leader to select durable schemes for people's benefits. T. Hali, ADO has also explained
the matter related to schemes under Agriculture & allied sector and requested the
Panchayat leaders to co-operate the block staff in implementing schemes under MG-NREGA,
SGSY, IWMP etc.
Yaro Nalo, ZPM, Dumporijo requested the newly elected PRI members to co-operate
with block staffs, requested house to conduct Gram Sabha meeting at village level
and put emphasis on the MG-NREGA schemes. She also stressed on physical achievements
of Union Govt’s sponsored programme udner the Dumpoijo CD block.
She further called upon the higher authorities of state Govt to increase the number
of CGI sheet so that the beneficiaries could able to construct their dwelling houses.
The CGI sheet being distributed are not adequate for construction of even a simple
dwelling house, she said.
Two new studies on School Management and Teacher Cadre Management, released by Save
the Children, have revealed interesting insights into how schools can be made better
and how the quality of teachers needs to be treated as a serious issue.
The study on School Management for Quality Inclusive Education reveals that although
there is some improvement towards making schools more inclusive, there is no substantive
evidence of linkages between different levels/layers of decentralization and how
it facilitates quality inclusive education.
However, the study has highlighted that even where the overall education mechanism
does not provide for true decentralization, a motivated and highly committed head
of the school can and does make a big difference. A combination of a good head teacher
and a team of good teachers is the ultimate formula of a well-managed, sensitive
and engaged school.
The study has highlighted that while school level committees have been created in
almost all the states they are involved mainly in supervision of civil works, mid-day
meals, monitoring enrolment and attendance of children, mobilizing resources for
school supplies According to the study, committees in a few states also monitor the
attendance and regularity of teachers but they are not involved in academic monitoring
or providing academic support to schools.
The study recommends that special incentives need to be provided to teachers attached
to 'hard to staff schools', based on location and local situation e.g. conflict areas.
Furthermore, 'learning communities' must be established within schools, so that teachers
are motivated to continue to grow and learn along with their students. Benchmarking
standards for continuous professional development through in-service training is
another area that needs attention, according to the study.
---- Readers Forum ----
Civic sense can bring changes
Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to highlight the unclean
condition of the twin capital, as it is an urgent societal need of dwellers in the
city. The beauty of our Capital is being ruined by uncollected garbage’s and littering
of wastes all over the capital areas. The condition of poor drainage system in the
city has upsurge huge overflow of polluted water and stagnant water of drains creates
foul smell to the passer-by. This situation in the capital complex threatens the
environment especially polluting the air, water, land as well as public health. Moreover
it is unpleasant to see our beautiful capital being wrapped under huge piles of unclean
Therefore, I humbly request the concern department to take initiative and to collect
garbage’s day wise, as it is being observed that the department fails to do especially
in the colonies. Moreover the lack of garbage dustbins in the city has created hazards
for the public to dispose their wastes.
I would also like to appeal all the capital dwellers to maintain cleanliness and
co-operate with the government in maintaining cleanliness in the state’s surroundings,
as it is our foremost duty being native of our beautiful land.
Let us keep our Arunachal green, hygienic and beautiful state, as there is a saying
“Cleanliness is next to Godliness”.
(A student of King cup public school)
Parents must maintain vigil
The molestation and rape of 14 minor girls at Likabali Green Valley School is shocking
and condemnable in the strongest term. It is one of the rarest of the rare crime
committed in the history of mankind and needs capital punishment preferably stone
With great faith parents send their children in the hand of such man in the guise
of living demons. The sentences quoted in IPc are not enough to punish these demons.
They are to be handed over to the public for exemplary punishment.
I feel it may not be isolated incident. The girl’s boarding schools should be made
access to Ngos/ human right organizations or any woman organizations, medical psychologist
for time to time interaction with the girls. The parents are also to remain vigil
and they should be able to read the swinging moods of their own child and take precautionary
measures. Sex education to be given by the parent’s preferably by the mother to the
I am sorry for the traumatized children and praying almighty god to bless them.
Silence encourages rapists
In recent past rape or molestation against minor children are being reported or witness
by our Arunachalee tribal society. It is hard to determine the root cause of this
crime in our present society. Many Arunachalee believe that this crime is infected
from other part of country. Some people blame that due rapid changes of social and
influence of western culture is the root cause.
The subject of child abuse or molestation is still a taboo in our society for discussion.
Part of course lies in the traditional conservative family and community structure
that does not talk about the sex and sexualities at all. Parents, elders and teacher
do not speak to children about the sexualities as well as physical and emotional
changes that take during their growing years. As a result of this all form of sexual
abuse that a child face does not get reported to anyone. This silence encourages
the abuser and he gets embolden to continue the abuse and press this advantage. This
is a high time for us to include Sex education in our family and education system
Non functional BSNL tower
Through your esteemed daily I would like to share my view particularly the BSNL network
problem in Taliha-Payeng Circle of Upper Subansiri District. In our circle there
is BSNL tower which has been set up year ago, but condition of the tower is so bad,
that mobile phones are of no use. It is just like “Life is there but no Brain”. As
a citizen of Taliha-Payeng Circle I know the problem very well. Everyone expected
that things will change in our area once the tower was erected but our authority
never brings a pie of smile to our people. They make us depressing by presenting
a tower with no network.
So it my humble request to concern authority please, please look into matter seriously
and find out some solution for good running of tower as early as possible. Otherwise
it is better to dismantle the tower which is of no use.