ITANAGAR, Aug 8: ITBP, Kimin defeated Gora Makik SC 1-0 in a group level match in
the Vth Eagle Trophy State Level Football Tournament at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun
Striker Gambli Riba scored the all important goal in 31st minute.
In the second match, Todo United FC played out a goaless draw with CM XI, according
to organizing committee.
Heroes FC, Youngstar FC win
ITANAGAR, Aug 8: Heroes FC and Youngstar FC won their respective matches against
Govt. Hr School Chimpu FC and Bondhu FC in the 9 Warriors 10th Independence Running
Trophy Football Tournament at KV No 2 playground here today.
Yarda Tabyo scored both the goals for Heroes FC in 13th and 38th minuntes while the
lone goal for Govt. Hr School Chimpu FCwas scored by Tamchi Thomas in 32nd minute.
Langha Peter scored the winner for Young Star FC in 49th minutes.
Nuyi Yameng reach quarterfinal, SUFC beat Ramgeng FC
ITANAGAR, Aug 8: Nuyi Yameng FC beat ABK FC 2-0 in today's first match of Itanagar
Solung Festival Tournament.
Tali Gamoh and Megu Jongkey scored one each for Nuyi Yameng FC.
In the second match, NotemTayeng and ObukTali of Solung UFC (SUFC) scored one goal
each while their opponent Ramgeng FC failed to score any goal.
Today’s matches:Dadi Boté vrs Kiyi Bogyi FC (2.30 PM), NlgTumi Lotmo-B vs Mebobian
FC (4 PM), informed Itanagar Solung Festival Celebration Committee, Sports Secretary
Principal appeals to DSE to post teacher
ITANAGAR, Aug 8: Informing that non-posting of senior English and Economics teachers
at Rumgong Govt. Hr. Sec. School has adversely affected the academic study of students,
the Principal of the school has appealed to the DSE to post teachers for that two
subjects at the earliest.
The school principal in a release informed that he along with school management committee
members and some Panchayat leaders recently met the DSE at his office chamber here
and requested him for early posting of Economics teacher in the school but no teacher
has been posted to date. He hoped the authority will do the needful for early posting
of teachers in the school.
Crackdown on VAT, entry tax defaulters
ROING, Aug 8: Following the Govt. order, a team of officers headed by Town Magistrate
Sanjay Taram, CO Roing and Superintendent of Tax & Excise K Zirdo along with his
team of officials conducted raids and verifications in the Roing market recently
to check the VAT registration and payment of entry tax, VAT by the traders.
The team realised a massive amount of Rs 1,48,70,720 as penalty for non-registration
of VAT(Rs 2,40,000.00) and Non-payment of Entry Tax/Vat (Rs 1,46,30,720.00) on the
spot from the defaulting dealers and deposited it to the Government exchequer through
The team also sealed nine business establishments for non-registration and non-payment
of penalty amount as directed. Some of the shops were allowed to reopen only after
realisation of penalty amount and filling for registration under Arunachal Pradesh
Goods Tax Act, 2005 by the dealers.
The raids and verification drive was conducted after serving several notices for
payment of penalty amount and registration under Arunachal Pradesh Goods Tax Act,
2005 as per government instruction. DIPRO
VKV organizes awareness prog for adolescent girls
ITANAGAR, Aug 8: A health awareness programme for adolescent girl students was conducted
at VKV, Itanagar today.
Dr. Bombei Tayeng Toko, Gynaecologist of Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun as
resource persons explained the physical and emotional changes which are very natural
during this stage which has to be understood to live a healthy life. She made the
girl students aware about various diseases and bad habits which can be prevented
as well as treated during this vulnerable stage of life. She also cautioned the them
to stay away from drugs, AIDS and unprotected sex during the stage of adolescence.
Dr. Pasang Sona, Blood Bank Officer of ASH also attended the programme as resource
80 students and a few lady teachers attended the programme. KK Subramanian, Science
Teacher, co-ordinated the programme. Principal of the school SC Dixit was also present.
Workshop on bed and breakfast, home stay establishments
NAHARLAGUN, Aug 8: Indian Tourism, Guwahati, Ministry of Tourism in collaboration
with Arunachal Tourism organized a workshop on Bed and Breakfast scheme with the
stake holders of Tourism of the state at Papu Nallah near here.
Chairing the programmes as resource person, Deputy Director General, Regional Director
(NE), Sanjay Shreevats said, the idea is to increase the tourism traffic in Arunachal
Pradesh by introducing comfortable home stay facilities of standardized world class
services to the tourists and supplement the availability of accommodation in the
state and tourist destination for which people need to be sensitized about the bed
and breakfast scheme. He said the basic idea is to provide a clean and affordable
place for foreign and domestic tourists alike including an opportunity for foreign
tourists to stay with an Indian family to experience Indian customs and tradition
and relish authentic Indian cuisine.
The Director General further said that the Incredible Indian Bed and Breakfast or
Home Stay facilities will be categorized as Silver and Gold class. The regional
classification committee will inspect and assess the Bed and Breakfast, home stay
establishments based on facilities and services offered. The details of the standards,
facilities, services and the documents required for approval of such establishments
will be as per guidelines provided by Ministry of
Tourism. Director of Tourism, Taru Talo also spoke on the occasion. DIPR
CM visits proposed site for All Women College
ITANAGAR, Aug 08: Working on his promises, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki made a site
visit of proposed All Women College at state capital today. A well built shopping
complex constructed by UD department at Lekhi Village, Naharlagun which is presently
defunct has been chosen for the temporary site for the maiden college.
It may be recalled that the CM had committed to start a Women College in the floor
of the house of the recently concluded Budget Session of the state assembly.
It is worth mentioning here that the present government under the leadership of Chief
Minister Tuki has in his credit numerous initiatives relating to women. The govt.
was first in entire northeast region to set up All women police station in the capital
complex besides proposing to set up ion all district headquarters. The government
reflecting earmarked about Rs 127 Crores, point four percent of the total budget
estimate for 2014-15 under gender budgeting.
He was accompanied by local MLA cum UD Parliamentary Secretary Techi Kaso, DC Capital
Mige Kamki, Director Higher Education Joram Begi, Director cum Chief engineer Taba
Tedir besides few other officials of the state government.
Kaying branch of APWWS formed
AALO Aug 08: The Kaying branch of Arunachal Pradesh Women Welfare Society (APWWS)
has been launched on August 6.
A team of Aalo branch of APWWS led by President Marbom Bagra along with General Secretary
Hoksum Ori, Chief Advisor Gedam Lollen and others visited Kaying for the opening.
Attending a function to mark the day, Bagra said that the newly formed branch should
come up as a linking force for the uplift of women of the far flung area.
She advised the women wing to keep in constant touch with the development agencies
that relate to issues of women, child and social emancipation.
Ori stressed on forming more such wings in the district to take up all issues related
to women at all level while Ete dwelt at length on child marriage, health care and
education of girl child.
Speaking on behalf of APWWS Kaying, Ipu Tarin, President and Yapung Gaduk, Gen. Secy
expressed gratitude to Aalo branch for giving them the much needed platform to work
for the cause of women in the interior areas hand in hand with the apex body. (DIPR)
Association demands capital punishment
ITANAGAR, Aug 08: Claiming that Mathew Dabi was brutally murdered while on election
duty on April 9, 2014 by miscreants, Arunachal Pradesh Elementary Teachers Association
today sought the chief minister’s intervention in Dabi’s death case and demanded
capital punishment for the culprit(s) involved in the incident.
In its representation to the chief minister, the association informed that it has
decided to take the matter to the union home ministry to seek CBI enquiry into the
death case if the state government fails to solve it within 15 days.
‘Sanction posts of GNM Staff Nurse’
ITANAGAR, Aug 8: The All Arunachal Contractual Staff Nurse Association (AACSNA) has
urged for sanction of the proposed posts of GNM Staff Nurse under the Health Department.
In its memorandum submitted to the health and family welfare minister, the association
said that the contractual GNM nurses serving in the various health establishments
under state health department are facing immense financial problem and mental agony
due to meager salary and non regularization of their service for five years now.
“Total staff nurse deficit according to the existing Health Institution of our state
as per official record is more than 3000. And as per government of India Letter no.
D.O. No. 10 (37)/2011-NRHM-I there should be a creation of regular post of GNM so
as to maintain the ratio 1:3 (i.e. doctor to nurse) but till now this ratio is not
in proportion. State health service system still lacks adequate manpower, various
PHCs, CHCs and Sub-centres are being sanctioned every year, but the department has
not been able to create post to run these institutions. As a result these institutions
have remained non–functional,” the memorandum said.
Apprising of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Government of India’s plan for augmentation
of the human resources in the next 5 years by creation of posts in which each state
should move from contractual appointment to creation of regular posts, both for health
human resources and programme management and clear strategy for the same should be
indicated in PIP which is yet to be initiated, it suggested, out of 3000 shortfall
posts of GNM if at least 150 posts are created and sanctioned by the government,
we could be safe and accommodated to be continued as regular GNM staff nurse.
DRDA organizes skill development training for farmers
ITANAGAR, Aug 8: Changlang District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) provided agricultural
training to 80 farmers of three villages of project implemented areas under Bordumsa
in a day-long skill development training organized under Integrated Watershed Management
Project-I (IWMP-I) at Bordumsa today.
The farmers were provided training on animal husbandry, mushroom cultivation, apiculture,
fishery, sericulture, handoom production etc by technical officers.
Changlang DRDA Project Director Talo Jerang accompanied by senior Agriculture and
Horticulture officers, TA, IWMP conducted the training.
Bordumsa ADC S. Mini, BDO Tamo Riba, Veterinary Officer Dr G Ribs, ADO D Hamlin,
Dev. Officer Seril. K Dai, FO Saikia of Bordumsa also participated in the training.
Contingency staff calls for regularization of service
ITANAGAR, Aug 8: The grade C & D contingency staff working under Papum Pare DC’s
establishment, Yupia has called for regularization of their services.
In their representation submitted to the Speaker, State Legislative Assembly, who
is also the local MLA, said that they have often been deprived of service regularization.
While claiming that some posts of Group C & D are lying vacant in the establishment,
it appealed for keeping seniority as the criteria for offering the job.
Erratic power supply
ITANAGAR, Aug 8: The 9th Chayang Tajo Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha unit has drawn
attention of the authorities concerned towards erratic power supply in Chayang Tajo
Describing the hardship faced by the consumers due to poor and erratic power supply
in the constituency for the last two years, the BJYM unit demanded the administration
to do the needful for providing regular and uninterrupted power supply in the area.
Lamenting that normal life has virtually come to standstill due to power crisis,
the release informed that 25 houses were reduced to ashes in a devastating fire caused
by candle light recently as there was no electricity.
Parl. Secy. convenes departmental meeting
ITANAGAR, Aug 8: Parliamentary Secretary (Urban Development, Housing, Town Planning
& Land Management) Techi Kaso convened a coordination meeting at his official chamber
here today to discuss various hurdles and inter-departmental problems.
Chairing the meeting, Kaso emphasized on inter-departmental cooperation and sought
advice from all the officers for speedy development of the capital city.
The meeting was attended by officers and other staffs.
The meeting resolved to constitute a committee under the chairmanship of DC Capital
Complex involving SP, CEO cum ADM and all executive engineers of works departments
of Capital Complex. The committee will have power to issue NOC for any kind of work
to be executed by any department in the capital city, a release said.
AAPCEA seeks house rent allowance
ITANAGAR, Aug 8: The All Arunachal Pradesh Contractual Employees Association (AAPCEA)
has requested for granting house rent allowance with fixed amount of Rs 12,000 annually.
In its memorandum submitted to the chief secretary, AAPCEA said that irregular and
fixed monthly salary without accommodation facility is causing great hardship to
the contractual employees.
Other demands of the association include onetime ex-gratia policy to the deceased
family by payment of Rs 5 lac and to regularize the services of those contractual
employees who have completed five years of service.
Allegation baseless: KATQA
ITANAGAR, Aug 8: Kimin Area Truck and Quarry Association (KATQA) has refuted the
allegation of All Kimin Students’ Union (AKSU) against a stone crusher unit at Kimin,
which was published on August six issue of this daily.
Terming the allegation as baseless, KATQA in a release, claimed that there has been
no public complaint against the stone crusher unit rather it has provided employment
to many unemployed youths and local people thus helping them earn livelihood. More
over, revenue is being paid to the Govt. by this stone crusher unit.
KATQA urged the authority concerned not to be misled by such baseless allegation.
KATQA today held a meeting to discuss the issue which was attended by all truck associations,
All Kimin Youth Welfare Association, quarry owners, Panchayat leaders, concern villagers,
GB's and public of Boda, Komasaki and Upper Jumi, informed the release.
EPL coaches recommend artificial turf for development of football in Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Aug 8: English Premier League (EPL) outfit Reading Football Club coaches
Keith Greene and Jamie Carr have recommended to the Arunachal Pradesh government
for laying artificial turf to hone young soccer talents.
"We feel that the building of artificial turf is the best way forward for Arunachal,
as these can then be used throughout in 'all weather conditions' including the monsoon
season," Greene told a press conference here this afternoon.
The coaches submitted a report to the state government on completion of six months'
rigorous training imparted to 192 young players in the state from March last.
"Children in Arunachal Pradesh are phenomenal in terms of willingness to learn,"
APFA President Takam Sanjoy told that 18 players had been picked up in the coaching
camps and would undergo rigorous training at Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy (SLSA)
at Chimpu near here.
Admitting lack of basic infrastructure in the state, Sanjoy disclosed his government
had already approved construction of outdoor stadia at Aalo, Yupia, Ziro, Daporijo
and Tezu besides sanctioning an amount of Rs 42 crore for construction of an outdoor
stadium at SLSA, of which an amount of Rs 10 crore had already been released.
"The state government has also earmarked an amount of Rs two crore for undertaking
improvement works at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium at Naharlagun," he added.
Greene and Carr arrived here on March 5 last with the equipment to set up a coaching
camp after signing an MoU with the Arunachal Pradesh Football Association (APFA).
The MoU was signed by Sanjoy on behalf of APFA and Tomo Nomuk on behalf of the premier
club, in presence of the Chief Minister Nabam Tuki. Nomuk, an Arunachalee, is the
advisor of the club.
The duo having coaching experience of 18 and six years respectively, in their report
also pointed out lack of sports infrastructure and coaching facilities in the state.
"We have found that the young players of Arunachal do not receive any football coaching
and the fundamental skills of football are not being introduced to children until
they are old enough to participate in tournaments." PTI
Stop blame game, work unitedly for amendment of ‘defective’ Statehood Act of 1987
ITANAGAR, Aug 8: Justifying the agitation and untold sufferings faced by PPA workers
under the dynamic leadership of late Bakin Pertin, late Tomo Riba, late Oken Lego
and many others, who opposed the then Congress leadership for bringing in a hasty
and weak Statehood Bill, PPA President Nikh Kamin urged the BJP and Congress leaderships
to refrain from blame game and urgently call an All Party Meeting followed by an
open debate involving all stake holders such as intelligentsia, PRI leaders, legal
luminaries, NGOs and apex student bodies of different tribes and regions to evolve
a consensus on the urgent necessity of bringing Arunachal under Article 371(A) and
not under Article 371(H).
According to Kamin, Arunachal is rich but not its people. The people have been reduced
to status of faithful servants of Central Govt. and the party in power. Unlike Nagaland
and Mizoram which have control over their natural and cultural resources under article
371(A) and 371(G), the Arunachalees and their legislators do not own anything and
have to act as puppets in the hands of their masters.
According to Kamin, the demand for autonomy for Mon or Patkai Region and in recent
times the demand for protection of indigenous culture, tradition and faith have their
genesis in the fact that we have not fought for a very strong and effective Statehood
Act. Although the Congress regime was in power for most of the years after the Statehood
Act of 1987, the BJP cannot too wash of its hands as the Party was in power for more
than a tenure.
Party Spokesman T. Naksang said that the state govt. unlike the state of Nagaland
which has enacted its own Oil and Natural Gas Rules, have to willy-nilly surrender
its rights to the Centre Govt. The national policies on use of mines and minerals,
forest resources and water bodies do not leave any room for prior and informed consent
of the real owners. Even the power of maintaining law and order in the state is vested
with the institution of the Governor as per constitutional provisions under Article
371(H), stated Naksang.
Tourism department holds review meet
ITANAGAR, Aug 8: Tourism department conducted a review cum coordination meeting involving
district tourism officers (DTOs), tourism information officers (TIO), hoteliers,
tour operators and other stake holders at the department’s conference hall today.
The objective of meeting was to discuss how to improve service deliveries of the
tourism department and to promote it by involving all the stakeholders and also to
discuss general functioning and working of the department.
Chairing the meeting, Parliamentary Secretary Mama Natung pointed out the importance
of participation of stakeholders in formulating tourism policies and activities.
He sought cooperation from the staff, particularly from DTOs and TIOs for effective
implementation of the policies of the department at ground level. Secretary Tourism
Dr Joram Beda in his deliberation stressed on the role of DTOs, TIOs and tour operators
including hoteliers in promoting the tourism sector in the state. He informed that
the department is putting extra efforts to bring certain changes and trying hard
to make the department as professional as possible. The secretary also deliberated
on the district tourism council which will be registered society under the chairmanship
of respective deputy commissioners in the district for effective functioning of the
The DTOs and other stake holders also gave valuable suggestions on formulation of
policies which the department has welcomed.
During the meeting inclusion of more areas under tourist circuits and preparation
of detailed project report on local food, cuisines and traditional attires were also
Tourism Director Taru Talo expressed hoped that the department would be able to excel
under the guidance the Minister, Parliamentary Secretary and Secretary Tourism.
Disaster management awareness for students
Poor safety records at schools
ITANAGAR, Aug 8: Department of Disaster Management, Lohit and Education Department
have jointly conducted Rapid Visual Survey (RVS) and Disaster Management Awareness
in all the schools under Tezu- Sunpura circle.
A total of 70 schools were provided trainings on school safety awareness programme,
mock drill and RVS of all the schools under NSSP from June 30 to August 8.
The team began its awareness, RVS and mock drill from Dimve Upper Primary School
under Tezu circle on June 30 and ended its first phase programme in Bekhuliang Middle
School under Sunpura circle on August 8.
A school disaster management first aid kit under NSSP were also handed over to the
school authority by the team on behalf of DDMA, Lohit.
Joint RVS conducted by school authority and the team has highlighted and brought
to the notice of the authorities concern some of the basic hazards in the school
campus in Lohit district which needs to be redressed immediately and strictly monitored
for the safety and security of school children.
Poor drinking water facility in the school, pitiable construction of new school buildings,
poor electrification in the classrooms, lack of proper fencing and boundary walls
of the schools and high tension electricity poles within and over the school campus
were some of the issues that were noticed. Emphasis has been given on disaster situation
like earthquake, flood, fire accident in schools as suggested by the DC cum Chairman,
The team has conducted mock drills on earthquake, flood and fire safety in all the
The awareness team headed by DDMO Lohit D.Norbu has suggested the school authority
to make “disaster awareness and mockdrill” a regular activity in the school so that
precious lives can be saved in an event of disaster. Resource person J.Tamai, PA,
DC office has emphasised to the school community to disseminate disaster awareness
at all levels starting from families.
The school authorities were also suggested to conduct an essay and painting competition
among the children in schools on “disaster management and awareness”.
“Since our state falls under seismic zone V, it is more important to educate the
student about earthquake and fire safety in schools,” said a press release from the
office of the DDMO.
The awareness team will cover all schools of the district in next phase.
Tributes paid to freedom fighters on Kranti Divas
ITANAGAR, Aug 8: In a message to the people of the state, Governor of Arunachal Pradesh
Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma said that ‘Kranti Divas’, which commemorates the historic
Quit India movement of 1942, was one of the important phases of the freedom struggle.
It awakened the spirit of liberty and self-rule amongst the Indians, which eventually
catalyzed the independence of India, he said.
Joining the people of the state and country in paying rich tributes to those associated
with the non-violent struggle under the inspiring leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, the
Governor appealed to all Arunachalees to realize their cherished dreams. In his message,
the Governor added that in order to translate those cherished dream and vision of
founding fathers of the nation, the people has to build an inclusive society, where
the best interests of the people are served and where compassion is shown towards
sections of society, which need care. It will be a real tribute to them on the part
of the people, if they resolve to work unitedly with utmost sense of dedication to
preserve the hard-earned freedom and to make India a peaceful, prosperous, developed
and strong nation.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today paid rich tributes to the freedom fighters, who sacrificed
their lives for India’s freedom from British rule on the eve of Kranti Diwas.
The Chief Minister called upon the people of the state to remember the great sons
and daughters of the country, because of whom India today is a free country and has
a government of their choice.
“Let us reiterate our patriotism towards our country and dedicate ourselves to its
service. Our act of helping build the nation with peace and communal harmony will
be the best tribute to those great men and women,” he added.
Efforts on to contain spread of JE in Upper Subansiri
Fogging operation carried out at Ruksin villages
RUKSIN, Aug 8: In a bid to prevent further spread of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in
the state, East Siang health department on Thursday carried out ‘fogging’ operation
in four vulnerable villages under Ruksin circle.
The health department yesterday carried out the operation in most vulnerable Ngorlung
and adjoining Rayang and Ruskin villages falling under Ruksin CHC. The department
is also planning to carry out fogging operations at Nari-Seren villages, including
abandoned piggery farm areas besides spraying of DDT.
It is pertaining to mention here that the hospitals of Jonai in Assam bordering here
already registered six deaths caused by JE while over three dozens patients suffering
from Acute Encephalitic Syndrom (AES) have been referred to Assam Medical College
Hospital at Dibrugarh for diagnosis and further treatment. It is said that the infection
might easily be transmitted to Ruksin and Nari areas.
The medical officers of Ruksin CHC observed a couple of patients suffering from AES
last week and referred them to Assam Medical College Hospital for diagnosis. JE has
reportedly been tested in one of them and he is undergoing treatment. Another JE
case was detected at Seren village bordering Simen Chapori of Assam, who was later
shifted to Guwahati Medical College and Hospitals.
The state health department following reports of Encephalitis outbreak has sounded
high alert against the deadly disease. The medical officers have been strictly instructed
to keep vigilance to control spread of JE, malaria and other vector borne diseases
in the affected districts.
Japanese Encephalitis, which commonly known as the ‘brain fever’ is an arthropod-borne
viral disease transmitted by infective bites of female Culex mosquitoes. The areas
located at Assam-Arunachal boundary here are highly vulnerable to vector borne diseases
and witnessed malaria and JE during the past years, where many people die of malaria
and encephalitis caused by mosquito bites every year.
Outbreak of JE in Assam has created panic among the people of East Siang, particularly
Ruksin and adjoining areas.
People lamented that the district health department is not taking up effective preventive
measure like “mass-vaccination” or “awareness drive” against the disease. However,
the doctors have suggested the people not to take JE vaccine during the transmission
stage of the disease as it will not have effective result in prevention of the disease.
Doctors say that the vaccine takes more than two months to develop immunity against
DIPRO adds from Daporijo:With the detection of 3 confirmed cases of Japanese Encephalitis
(JE) including one dead originating from Upper Subansiri district, the Health Department
and District Administration is in full swing to contain the further spread of the
disease. The Health Department has started fogging operation with Malathion from
August 4 in Sippi, Daporijo, Dumporijo and other areas of the district.
DMO Dr. Tale Gongo informed that along with the fogging operation, Information Education
and Communication (IEC) too is being conducted to create awareness on the disease
and spread words on preventive measures to be taken like keeping the surroundings
clean to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes, using of mosquito nets etc.
The DA has prohibited free movement of stray animals, pigs and poultry within Daporijo
township and the import of pigs and poultry from outside the state to Upper Subansiri
district has been banned. (DIPRO)
Raga women sensitized on Domestic Violence Act
From a Correspondent
RAGA, Aug 8: Lower Subansiri district ICDS Cell, Ziro organized a two days coordination
meeting cum sensitization programme on ‘protection of women from domestic violence’
at Inspection Bunglow, Raga.
The programme aimed at sensitizing the womenfolk of Raga area about their rights
and women friendly laws to protect themselves from domestic violence.
“We were ignorant about these (women friendly) laws which have been designed, especially
to protect womenfolk from domestic violence. We have come to know about these laws
only after attending the programme. We have learned a lot,” told M Yaja, an Anganwadi
“This awareness campaign has benefited not only the womenfolk but also the men folk
of Raga area to know about various provisions under Protection of Women from Domestic
Violence Act for protection of women, said Kina Taper, Anchal Chairperson of the
area. He requested the department to conduct similar campaign periodically involving
people from various sections of the society.
Inaugurating the awareness campaign yesterday, Raga Additional Deputy Commissioner
Oti Dai highlighted the various forms of domestic violence, prevailing social evils
like child marriage, polygamy etc. where women are the ultimate victim.
He also highlighted on “Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005” in
order to protect and prevent domestic violence. He urged the participants to derive
maximum benefit from the campaign and learn more about the provisions under the Act
from the expert team of ICDC cell and get any doubt and confusion cleared.
Highlighting the aims and objectives of the campaign, Deputy Director (I/c) ICDS
divisional level cell Ziro, CDPO Kina Takka encouraged participants not to hesitate
to ask any questions to clear their doubts and confusion. He also dwelt at length
on various provisions of the Act as well as role of the protection officers, service
Attending the programme as resource person, advocate Pura Dollo gave detailed account
of the legal provisions as incorporated in the Act for the protection of the victims
of domestic violence. He also demonstrated how to lodge complaint with magistrate
seeking justice on such matters.
More than 50 women representing from various Anganwadi centres, women based self
help groups, panchayat members, Govt. officers, officials and panchayat leaders’
of Raga area attended the campaign.
Uma Bharati moots for integrated management of water resources
ITANAGAR, Aug 8: Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development Uma Bharati
has assured Arunachal Pradesh for integrated management of all the water resources
of the north-eastern state.
“Integrated water management is vital for poverty reduction, environmental sustenance
and sustainable economic development," the minister said during a meeting yesterday
with a delegation of state BJP leaders led by its President Tai Tagak.
She said, the 'National Water Policy' envisages that the water resources of the country
should be developed and managed in an integrated manner with the active and productive
involvement and participation of the people, a release informed here today.
The delegation apprised the minister about various means of water resources management
and optimal sustainable development, maintenance of quality and efficient use of
water resources to match the growing demands of North East states and Arunachal Pradesh.
The team also highlighted threats of major flood from the big dams being constructed
on Siang, Lohit and Dibang rivers originating from across the border, the release
The minister gave a patient hearing and was enthusiastic to know more about the state
with rich bio-diversity hotspots while discussing matters about the river basins
of Subansiri, Siang and Dihang rivers besides impact of hydro power projects in the
state, the release said. PTI
RGURSF stages peaceful dharna demanding hike in research fellowship
ITANAGAR, Aug 8: Rajiv Gandhi University Research Scholars Forum (RGURSF) supporting
the nationwide agitation demanding a hike in research fellowship staged peaceful
dharna in the university premises today.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, General Secretary Joba Riba highlighted
the aims and objectives of the dharna. He informed that the latest hike in research
fellowship was in April 2010. Since then there has been no revision in the fellowship
but during that period, inflation and cost of living has increased substantially.
He highlighted the demands of the Forum including the demands for increase in Research
Fellowship by 75%, 10% annual increment to account for inflation, Grade pay for Junior
Research Fellow, Senior Research Fellow and Research Associate, Increase of annual
contingency for all the research scholars and revision of fellowship w.e.f. 1st April,
Executive members of RGURSF also interacted with the Vice Chancellor Prof. Tamo Mibang
and Registrar Prof. Rachob Taba. A copy of memorandum was also submitted to the Minister,
Human Resource Development Government of India, through the Vice Chancellor. The
University authorities ensured the Forum of full support.
Akash Kachari organizing secretary of the event further informed that they will intensify
their protest if their demands are not fulfilled along with its central counterparts
The Ph.D students of North East Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST),
post graduate students from various departments of the university participated in
the dharna supporting their demands.
Meet of special summery revision of photo electoral rolls held
YUPIA, Aug 8: A meeting on Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rolls was
held under the chairmanship of Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner cum DEO Tai Kaye in
his conference hall here today.
Highlighting the importance of special summary revision of Photo Electoral Rolls,
the DC cum DEO called upon the EROs and AEROs of various administrative centres to
strictly adhere to the Commissions guidelines and rules while conducting the summary
revision activities in their respective jurisdictions and to refrain from enrolment
of foreigners, especially migrant laborers from Bangladesh and other neighboring
states who are staying in twin capital without proper identity.
Further, he exhorted the officers to perform their duties and responsibility with
sincerity and dedication for smooth conduct of summary revision activities.
Pre-revision activities like appointment of BLOs, rationalization of Polling Stations,
De-duplication campaign to remove duplicate entries in the electoral roll were discussed.
EROs and AEROs of all administrative centres presented status report of their respective
Itanagar EAC also emphasized on strict checking of duplicate entries in the electoral
roll during upcoming summary revision process.
Earlier, CO cum ERO (Hq) Shania .K Mize highlighted the aims and objective of the
ADC (Hq), ADC (Sagalee), EACs/EROs of Kimin, Mengio, Balijan, CO/AEROs Kakoi, Sangdupota,
Tarasso, Banderdewa and administrative officers of the headquarters and staff of
election department attended the meeting. DIPRO
Independence Day Badminton Tournament begins at Changlang
CHANGLANG, Aug 8: The Independence Day Badminton Tournament – 2014 began at Officers’
Club here today.
Organized by District Administration in collaboration with the Department of Disaster
Management, Changlang unit, the tournament aims to create public awareness on disaster
management and preparedness, through sports.
The tournament was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner Chanchal Yadav in the presence
of SP Vijay Kumar.
In total, 24 teams in men’s double category, 20 teams in men’s single, 6 teams in
junior boys doubles and 6 teams in mixed double categories from different parts of
the district are participating in the touranment.
In charge DSO D. Khandu informed that the Independence Day Badminton and Table Tennis
Tournament, 2014 is a brain child of the Deputy Commissioner, which, according to
him will provide the players an opportunity to show their talents.
Pamphlets containing safety tips on disaster management were distributed during the
West Africa's Ebola epidemic is an "extraordinary event" and now constitutes an international
health risk, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. The Geneva-based
UN health agency said the possible consequences of a further international spread
of the outbreak, which has killed almost 1,000 people in four west African countries,
were "particularly serious" in view of the virulence of the virus. The declaration
of an international emergency will have the effect of raising the level of vigilance
on the virus. "The outbreak is moving faster than we can control it," the WHO stated.
In India concerns over the spread of this disease escalated when reports of three
Indians being detained in New Delhi came to light. However union health minister
Harsh Vardhan today assured that there is no need to panic about the Ebola virus.
The trio had flown in from Ghana with an Ebola-infected person on board. Nearly 44,
000 Indians reside in the regions affected by the deadly disease. Though there has
been no case of an Indian contracting the virus so far, the health minister maintained
that they would do everything to prevent its spread in India. The government swung
into action and put precautionary measures in place in due consultations with the
officials from the department of external affairs, home affairs, health and family
welfare and civil aviation.
This is a wakeup call to State Health Department regarding control of Japanese Encephalitis.
Three have died in the State so far. This could just be a tip of the iceberg. Many
must be dying unreported in the rural areas where medical facilities are not available
and such deaths could go unabated if not detected and controlled.
Everyone knows from all the information available in local news papers and information
issued by State health Department that JE does not have a definite cure. But JE is
a preventable disease through control of the vector and through Vaccine. Personal
awareness and care is important.
Here I would like to give a rooster call to the State Health Department to wake them
up from their official self imposed slumber to give information on benefits of JE
Vaccines available commercially. Atleast they should accept the fact that they wouldn’t
be able to provide free vaccine to even BPL patient in the immediate future. If they
cannot give free, atleast guide them how to get one and inform them whether its worth
spending so much money.
In the neighbouring State of Assam, the Health department is giving free JE Vaccines
to Children who are the Risk Group in government hospitals and dispensaries. It is
said that occurrence of JE has drastically come down in some of the districts of
Assam after JE Vaccines were administered. Assam Government started giving vaccine
mostly after transmission and outbreak period.
If you cannot beat Assam atleast try to follow them by making available the vaccine
on payment. Or atleast say that the commercially available Vaccines are beneficial
and advice the people to take advantage of the vaccine.
It is observed that due to panic amongst the people, JE vaccines are given privately
in many dispensaries and people are rushing in for vaccinations.
The state epidemiologist stated that “no vaccine will be effective during transmission
season as it takes minimum one to two months to develop immunity to the virus and
in outbreak season when the virus is virulent, these vaccines may not help. Vaccination
gives a false sense of security and is not recommended by Govt of India during the
transmission/ outbreak situation”.
Based on the statement, I would like to know whether the vaccine will not at all
give immunity to a person who gets himself a dose of JE vaccine during transmission
and outbreak period and who is not exposed to JE virus?
Is it not easier to take personal care for two months and remain relaxed for another
3 years and get a booster dose once in 3 years?
Is it not the vaccine which is the only 99% sure way of JE Control?
Is there any severe side effects to persons who, unaware of being exposed to JE virus
takes the vaccine?
If so, shall it be necessary to test one’s blood for JE virus before JE vaccine?
These are basic questions the State Health department need to answer. If the answers
to the above questions are negative, why not promote getting vaccinations through
other private hospitals/dispensaries?
Japan, China, Korea and many other Asian countries have achieved success through
According to 26th July edition of Arunachal Times, the state health department requested
Govt. of India to provide JE testing kit.
Why couldn’t the health department procure the kit in advance? Why even for such
an important kit, the state health department should be dependent on Central Government?
For any disease, success and effective treatment lie in ability of early detection
State health Department may please lead us in the war against JE. Many countries
have won this battle. We too can. Lead us correctly in combating this dreaded enemy
The good days
This is in response to Dr.S.Saraswathi’s article “The Human Development Index India’s
dismal performance”(August 6).
United Nation’s ‘Millennium Development Goals Report 2014’ states that one-third
of the world’s extremely poor population live in India, India remains in leading
position as far as child mortality before they attain the age of 5 is concerned and
60 percent people of this “dynamic” nation have to defecate in the open! India also
remains in the leading position in Global Slavery Index “boasting” of “only” 14 million
people entangled in the vicious cycle of debt bondage, forced marriage or trafficking
Instead of trying to free the nation from such scandalous record in human development
(ranked 135 out of 186 nations in the UNDP’s annual Human Development Index); India
remains obsessed with spending mammoth amount for installation of statues, introduction
of bullet trains, imposition of Hindi and lavishly wastes valuable time by debating
over the Indian-ness of a certain tennis star or whether it is a ‘Hindu rashtra’
or not! Is India indeed a civilized nation or is this the fall out of that much uttered
rhetoric of “Good Days”!
Electricity, supply and exchequer
We use electricity almost every second. We use it when we turn on the lights, when
we turn on our cell phones, some people even have electric toothbrushes and as such
we cannot think of a life without electricity.
But, in order to get optimum benefit from the electricity, its distribution should
be a proper and well managed as frequent breakdown of electricity supply causes untold
suffering to the consumers.
Only production of electricity is of no use if it is not properly distributed to
the consumers. By excluding the natural factor leading to breakage of electric supply
viz. rain, flood, landslide, all other factors could be minimized or zeroed down
by using modern day’s scientific tools and advanced equipments. We often hear that
transformers are burnt due to overload and the consumers are forced to experience
load shedding even in peak monsoon season till repairing of the damaged transformers.
Again during winter, we experience load shedding due to insufficient production of
electricity on account of lean discharge in the water reservoir. So, the supply and
distribution of the electricity get disturbed throughout the year. Whatever may be
the reason, the overall impact is less revenue for the department or the state Exchequer.
Impartiality in salary disbursement
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to draw your kind attention
towards injustice being done with the SSA APTET 1st batch Teachers of East Siang
It was a great relief to us with the news of payments to be disbursed on the first
week of August, but after the patient wait of ten months for our hard earned money,
we are again left with an injustice. The payment of East Siang District has been
given only up to the month of March 2014 whereas our fellow enrolled SSA APTET teachers
of Kurung kumey and East Kameng districts were provided with their whole ten months
salary i.e upto July 2014.
My plea to the Education Minister is that we are doing our jobs properly with great
patience and perseverance equally then why our rightful honorarium is not given equally?
Why there is this differentiation of four months payment between the East Siang SSA
APTET teachers and the other SSA APTET teachers? Our family and we had many hopes
attached with that payment.
Therefore, I would like to request you to kindly disburse the remaining four months’
salary of as soon as possible, so that we would not have any kind of feeling of injustice
and inequality among the teachers.
An APTET teacher, SSA
Transfer and posting policy
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to urge the state govt to look into the
matter of routine transfer and posting of state govt servants as such culture would
bring good working habit among the employees.
In our state the routine transfers have not been followed according to the govt rules.
As a result, many employees posted at far flung places are losing their hope of getting
transferred to better places. In due course of time, their effectiveness is also
lessened and as a result common people and state govt suffer the most.
Government should do something on it.
C sector, Itanagar
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