August 09

5th Eagle Trophy Football Tournament

ITBP pip Gora Makik SC 1-0

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 today.

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 Tarok Lomtung.


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 FF-08.

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 person.

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 constituency.

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.


News Impact

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," Carr commented.

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 :  PPA

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

Staff Reporter

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 tourism department.

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 discussed.  

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, DDMA Lohit.

The team has conducted mock drills on earthquake, flood and fire safety in all the school visited.

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 JE virus.

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 worker.

“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 providers etc.

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 said.

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, 2014.

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 in future.   

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 jurisdictions.

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 meeting.

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 inaugural function.



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Ebola spreading fast, India still safe enough

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.

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Need for  collective effort to contain JE

Dear Editor,

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 Vaccine.

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 and diagnosis.

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 called JE.


Captain Nemo




The good days

Dear Editor,

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 into brothels. 

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”!


Kajal Chatterjee,




Electricity, supply and exchequer

Dear Editor,

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.


A consumer



Impartiality in salary disbursement

Dear Editor,

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 district.

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

Dear Editor,

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.


Takio Arun

C sector, Itanagar






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