August 14

6 Dengue cases reported in Ykg

YINGKIONG, Aug 13: Six positive cases of Dengue have been detected at District Hospital Yingkiong between Jan-Aug this year while 40 Malaria positive cases have been detected during the same period. This is as per the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme report for the period which was submitted to the Deputy Commissioner by Dr. India Modi SMO-cum-DVBDCO from the District Hospital.

The Deputy Commissioner Remo Kamki has directed the District Health Service authority, health workers to prevent further spread of Dengue and asked them to conduct wide awareness campaign among the local people and take precautionary measures to stop the spread of disease, reports DIPRO.


DA ban on gambling

ITANAGAR, Aug 13: Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Magistrate, Itanagar Capital Complex, Itanagar has banned all kind of gambling including Dice/Cards/Housie, etc in the Capital Complex.

Gambling of any kind including Dice is banned in the State under Arunachal Pradesh Gambling (Prohibition) Act, 2012.   DC Mige Kamki said that gambling in the form of dice/cards/Housie, etc are being practiced in some locations in the Capital Complex which has necessitated to issue the order.


Dealer fined

PASIGHAT Aug 13: On receipt of complaint and acting on a tip from a teacher through email, East Siang District Legal Metrology officers traced out the Ice Cream hawker on Highway in Pasighat and seized samples of ice cream products in packaged form yesterday. Later, they inspected the trading premises of the dealer (owner) and found similar products there. A case has been booked against him for violation of Packaged Commodities Rule, 2011 and imposed fine of Rs. 3,000.

The ice cream of the instant case was in packaged form but without the information as required under the Rules like MRP, net content, Mfg & Expiry date, address of manufacturer or packer etc. In absence of such information, there is every scope unscrupulous retail dealer could sell at an exorbitant price.

Since, most of the ice cream presently sold in Pasighat is in packaged form, it should bear all the required information. Besides, these products are to be sold within MRP marked on it by the manufacturer.


Lohit seeks sufficient fund to tackle disaster

ITANAGAR, Aug 13: The Lohit District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) cum District Executive Committee (DEC) in its meeting held here today unanimously appealed to the state Govt for allotment of sufficient fund to tackle disaster like situation in the district. The meeting observed that Lohit is prone to earthquake and flood apart from frequent fire accidents.

While interacting with the DDMA/DEC members regarding flood preparedness and disaster vulnerability of the district, Lohit Deputy Commissioner T Tatak has appealed all the departments to work in harmony and maintain close coordination to mitigate the losses of public and private properties during calamity. He also emphasized on preparation of practical and pro-active disaster contingency response plan of the respective dept and submit a copy of the same to DM cell for preparation and updating of District Disaster Management plan in Lohit. DC further informed the house that no fund have been received under SDRF/NDRF from the Govt for the year 2015-16 for the district.

Lohit DDMO D Norbu has presented flood damage report received from departments and house damage occurred in the district due to fire and flood, according to an official release.


DSOAA submits memo to CM

ITANAGAR, Aug 13: The Directorate Service Officers’ Association of Arunachal (DSOAA) has called for equal opportunity in induction into IAS cadre. A delegation of 16 directorate officers representing different state government departments led by its president Taw Tebin and general secretary Wangton Lowang met the chief minister Nabam Tuki on August 11 last.

The association requested that only department officer be made the director, to not post APCS officers as director in any department and to promote directors to the post of secretary.

While opposing to the implementation of Bagra committee, it said that the demands have been assured of being looked into.


Mass social service conducted

ZIRO, Aug 13: A mass social service was conducted by the Lower Subansiri district administration in which volunteers from the Haopolyang Residents Right Forum (HRRF), a local NGO took part here on Tuesday.

Later, during a meeting held on the sidelines of the social service, the HRRF appealed the administration to change and rectify Hapoli to its original name Hoapolyang saying, that it was wrongly written and pronounced as Hapoli.  

 HRRF’s youth wing president Tamo Tatung also appealed to all concern to voluntarily rectify the spelling from Hapoli to Haopolyang in all the signboards erected at business establishments in various sector and colonies.  


Social service conducted

ITANAGAR, Aug 13: On the eve of Independence day celebration, the members of the Bazar Welfare Committee Naharlagun along with the business community of Naharlagun market area has conducted a social service today.

BWC lauded the Naharlagun EAC, both the OCs of Naharlagun Police and Fire Stations and others for their support in making the social service a grand success.

Meanwhile, under the initiative of IMC Councillor of Ward No. 22 Tarh Pacho, a cleanliness drive was conducted and D-Sector dustbin was cleaned today.  Pacho also appealed to all the residents under his ward to maintain cleanliness for good health.


Kena sanctions fund for school development

ITANAGAR, Aug 13: Parliamentary Secretary cum Likabali MLA Jomde Kena during a visit to the Govt. Higher Secondary School, Likabali on August 7 had sanctioned an amount of Rs 10 lakh from his MLALAD fund as assistance for development of school infrastructure.

Kena also interacted with the school principal and other teaching and non-teaching staff during the visit. It is found that the infrastructure of the school is not up to the mark. There are shortage of class rooms and teacher quarters. Boundary walls are dismantled in many spaces. It was also brought to the notice of Kena that most of the teacher quarters need immediate renovation.

Kena, however, assured the school authority to take up the school problems with the competent authorities for immediate solution. He also appreciated the Principal and all the teaching and non-teaching staff for their contribution towards development of the school against all odds, according to a release.


AYO serves memo to CS

ITANAGAR, Aug 13: The Arunachal Youth Organization (AYO) has demanded that the DDO power conferred to the various HoDs has to be shared with a joint secretary.In its memorandum served to the chief secretary, GoAP, the organisation demanded that the department heads and officers under grade A& B should not be posted at a sub-division or division for more than three years and uniformity in allocation of tender process across the state without partiality.

While calling for abolishing deputation system, it also asked for doing away within the system of officiating through political backing saying that it is the root cause of corruption in the state.


Social Service at Nirjuli

ITANAGAR, Aug 13: The All Nirjuli Youth Organization (ANYO) today conducted a social service as part of the Swach Bharat Abhiyan. The social service started from Bage Tinali and concluded at D Sector under Ward No. 29 Nirjuli. Students from VKV Nirjuli, New Galaxy Academy and Govt. Secondary School Nirjuli participated along with their teachers and residents of Nirjuli area.


Social service conducted

ITANAGAR, Aug 13: The Dui Killo Youth Association (DKYA) today renovated the link bridge of the area and cleaned the accumulated garbage.


News Impact

Arunachal bids final farewell to Joshi and the pilots

ITANAGAR, Aug 13: Arunachal bade a final farewell to Late Kamelsh Kr. Joshi the then Deputy Commissioner, Tirap District and Late Capt. M.S. Brar and Late Capt. Rajiv Hoskote, the pilot and co-pilot who died in a chopper crash on Aug 4 in Tirap.

An Indian Air Force Helicopter brought the mortal remains to Dibrugarh in Assam from Khonsa early this before their onward journey to Delhi

While mortal remains of Joshi and Brar were flown to Delhi in an AN 32 IAF plane, deployed at the request of the Arunachal government, Hoskote’s mortal remains were flown in a Pawan Hans chopper to Guwahati for onward journey.

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki said that the loss of invaluable lives is a national loss and the people and the state government would remain indebted to the families of Tirap Deputy Commissioner Dr Kamlesh Kumar Joshi, captains M S Brar and Rajeev Hoskote.

Tuki, Khonsa East MLA Wanglam Sawin, Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi, ADC to governor Tage Habung and other officers travelled to Dibrugarh to offer their last respect. They met Kamlesh Joshi’s wife Neha, his younger brother Maj Rajeev Joshi and cousin Deepak Joshi.   

The officers of the AP Secretariat have expressed their condolence and support to the bereaved family.

Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi said that Late Kamlesh Kumar Joshi was a very sincere, hardworking and dedicated officer, a thorough professional with promptness in his response towards issues of governance as well as betterment of the society.

The Chief Secretary also expressed his condolence to the families of Late Capt. M.S. Brar and Late Capt. Rajiv Hoskote while remembering their dedicated service to the people of Arunachal Pradesh. A minute’s silence was observed in memory of all three.

The sad and untimely demise of former Tirap Deputy Commissioner Kamlesh Kumar Joshi has been deeply condoled by the people of Tirap district. A condolence meeting was held at DC’s office, Khonsa on 13th August in which officers and officials of district administration and all the government departments gathered and observed two minutes silent prayer as a mark of respect to late Joshi.

Tirap district Deputy Commissioner Ravi Jha read out the condolence message and expressed deep shock and sorrow over the death of late Kamlesh Kumar Joshi. The WCD, DoTCL minister Wanglin Lowangdong, Civil Aviation minister Thangwang Wangham, Parliamentary Secretaries Tirong Aboh and Gabriel D. Wangsu, MLAs Wangki Lowang and Wanglam Sawin have expressed their shock and grief over the death of the young IAS officer.

(From P-1) The Women’s Welfare Association, all the schools of Tirap and other organizations also condoled the sad demise of Joshi.

The Khonsa market and offices remained closed as a mark of respect.

Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Capital Complex, and Papum Pare has deeply mourned the untimely and passing away of Kamlesh Joshi. The employees today observed two minutes of silence as a mark of respect to the departed soul and conveyed deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family and pray for the heavenly abode of the departed soul.

The Tirap People’s Federation has mourned the demise of the Tirap DC Kamlesh Kumar Joshi, the pilot and the co-pilot of the ill-fated Pawan Hans.

Meanwhile, the last rites of Kamlesh Joshi, Tirap Deputy Commissioner was performed at Nigambodh Ghat here where Kiren Rijiju, Minister of state (Home) and Lt. Governor of New Delhi, Najeeb Jung were present.

Joshi’s parents along with his other family members received the body.

Wreaths were offered on behalf of the Governor, Chief Minister, the Chief Secretary of Arunachal Pradesh and the Resident Commissioner’s office.

Several IAS officers who had earlier served in Arunachal Pradesh including Swati Sharma, Additional Secretary to Lt. Governor, New Delhi, Rakesh Singh, Joint Secretary (UT), and H K Paliwal, Advisor to Home Minister and ex Chief Secretary of the state were present to receive them and pay their last respect to the departed souls. All the officers and officials of Arunachal Bhawan, New Delhi also gathered at the Air Force station to offer their condolences and join their family at this moment of grief. The remains of Captain Brar have been taken to his hometown in Punjab.



Pawan Hans need to improve on standard operation procedure: Kiren

ITANAGAR, Aug 13: Pawan Hans Limited must improve its standard operation procedure and upgrade safety standards, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju has said.

In a telephonic interview to this daily, he said that Pawan Hans, a central government undertaking should overhaul its entire facility in the region to avoid accidents and deaths, the latest being Dauphin VT-PHK helicopter which crashed on August 4 killing three people including a young Indian Administrative Service Officer.

Rijiju said that he would meet the Minister of Civil aviation to seek action taken report on the past accidents in the region. Between 2004-2015, five fatal accidents have occurred in the region leading to brief suspension of the Pawan Hans operation.

Calling for proactive action to improve safety, Minister said “we have not learnt our lessons”.

He said that MHA will continue to offer subsidy on cost of operation of the Pawan Hans in the region as air connectivity is crucial for inter and intra state connectivity.

In its report after the death of Dorjee Khandu, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had lambasted the Pawan hans for lack of safety standards.  

Meanwhile Kiren said that centre would soon look into the demand of the state government seeking Rs 25 Cr for Army for ILS installation, a ground-based instrument approach system that provides precise guidance to an aircraft.  The Arunachal government had placed the demand to DoNER Ministry September last year. With 8 ALGs in different stages of completion in Arunachal, installation of ILS will be crucial to ensure safety.

After two avoidable crashes in April 2011, centre had tried to improve commercial air services to the region in order to boost connectivity to Arunachal but with little success forcing the state govt to seek the services of Pawan Hans yet again.

Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today told media persons in Assam that the civil aviation ministry has ordered an inquiry into Pawan Hans crash.



Two dead after falling from PWD suspension bridge


Yachang Tacho

ZIRO, Aug 13: Two persons have died after falling from a PWD suspension bridge over River Kurung-Kumey at Gangte circle, some 60 km from here on August 10 last.

They have been identified as Kabak Yania, aged about 40 years and her six year old daughter.

Yania, wife of one Kabak Mangha crossed the bridge regularly carrying on her back the six years old daughter Kabak Yai so that she could attend her classes at Govt. ME School, Rai Balo under newly created Kra Daadi district.

Govt. ME School, Rai Balo where Yai was studying in Class-I is located 3 kms away from Luba under Kamporijo circle of Lower Subansiri district. To go to the school, they have to take the route crossing the PWD suspension bridge over the confluence Kurung and Kumey River.

On that fateful day, when they were crossing the bridge, a tree fell upon the bridge caused by a sudden storm.

Consequently the bridge bended to one side due to which both fell down. Yai and her mother are reported to have died on the spot, according to a release issued by Balo Sopin, Anchal Chairperson, 3-Gangte Tarak Landi Anchal Block of Kra Daadi district.

He appealed the concern department for early repairing of the suspension bridge which is the life line of these villages. He also has appealed the government for provisioning of compensation to next of kin of the deceased family.

S. Lowang, ADC Pania was contacted over phone by this reporter who said that matter was reported to her yesterday by the PRI members.



Air Force ready to ensure flight safety

in Northeast: Chief of Air Staff

Shillong, Aug 13: The Indian Air Force today said it is always ready to assist the civil aviation sector in ensuring flight safety in the Northeast, which has witnessed a number of helicopter crashes recently, mostly in Arunachal Pradesh.

Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha said, "In case the civil aviation sector asks for any assistance from Indian Air Force, we are always there. Indian Air Force has high standards, and those could also be implemented in some of the civil operation sector in this area."

The most recent chopper accident occurred when a Pawan Hans helicopter went missing on August 4 with Tirap deputy commissioner Dr Kamlesh Kumar Joshi and pilots M S Brar and Rajeev Hoskote in Khonsa in Tirap district. All three of them died in the accident.

The Air Force chief said that apart from being engaged in post-crash rescue operation, the Air Force could also help 'prevent' air accidents.

"We don't want to be there only for rescue operation. We want to be there to prevent such accidents," Air Chief Marshal Raha told reporters at the Eastern Air Command Headquarter.

He pointed out that all five recent chopper crashes in Arunachal Pradesh were mostly caused by inclement weather, saying "We have to have the highest standards of safety implemented, Standard Operating Procedures followed and rules and regulations put in place in addition to proper monitoring..."

"No amount of your skill, capability can protect you from weather. You have to be very, very careful in making decisions, whether to get airborne, fly that route or return for safety reasons," the Chief of Air Staff warned.

"What is required to prevent such accidents is very strict implementation of the Standard Operation Procedure.

Indian Air Force has got very strict rules, yet we get involved in accidents in this area," Raha pointed out.

Noting that the Northeast was "getting top priority" from the IAF, he said that the Air Force has "lots of plans for the Northeast."

He said that a "large number of capable systems" and upgradation of ALGs in various parts were creating more manoeuvring areas in the region. PTI



PPA questions appointment of Parl secretaries

ITANAGAR, Aug 13: The appointments of four MLAs as Parliamentary Secretaries by the Tuki led government has been termed as an “insult to the people of the state” by those who defected from Peoples Party of Arunachal (PPA) amidst grave financial crisis. The four MLAs who had defected from PPA to Congress are Pani Taram, Pasang D Sona, Tirong Aboh and Nikh Kamin.

“It is also a matter of deep concern that those very legislators against whom disqualification petitions are lying in the Speaker's court have been elevated to the post of Parliamentary Secretaries. This is a blatant challenge shown to the spirit of anti defection law that will eventually harm the growth of true democracy in the state”, the party stated in a press release while adding that it exposes  the unhealthy nexus between the speaker of Arunachal State Assembly and the Chief Minister of the State. Had the speaker of Arunachal State Assembly not been the hatchet man of the Tuki led government, the speaker could have prevented the government from taking this unconstitutional step, said Kaling Jerang, Secretary General of the Party.

The party further questioned the silence of the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh and asked why Rajbhavan should wait for the public to come to the streets creating law and order problem. Absence of violence does not mean absence of lawlessness, corruption in the state, the Party said.



Speaker takes class at Doimukh Govt College

DOIMUKH, Aug 13: Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Speaker Nabam Rebia made an unannounced visit to Government College, Doimukh and took the class of BA First Semester today.

He taught the students on English grammar and composition for about forty five minutes. While teaching the students, Rebia reminded them that without having basic knowledge of grammar and command over language one cannot become successful in life. He also made a round of all the classrooms.

Earlier, Rebia had an informal interaction with the Principal, faculty members and students. While responding to the views expressed by the college community, he admitted that there are many problems which need to be addressed for sound growth of the college. He informed that a permanent structure particularly academic building is going to be started very soon and other infrastructure will follow in phase manner.

While responding to the problems raised by the students, he promised to sanction fund for construction of college canteen. He also assured to take up the matter of providing bus service to the College with the General Manager of State Transport Service.

He suggested the college fraternity especially the students to ensure peaceful and congenial environment in the college and promised to come to college very often and listen to their problems. The Speaker was accompanied by Tana Yayo, ZPM Doimukh and Yab Lotus, Anchal Chairperson, Doimukh, according to an official release.



Eagle Trophy: A mouthwatering final clash on cards

ITANAGAR, Aug 13: Todo United thrashed Doimukh FC by 4-0 goals in the second seminal to set up a mouthwatering Eagle Trophy final clash with Capital Complex Sporting Club on Saturday.

Todo United, who have not yet conceded a single goal in the tournament, started the match on offensive note and created several scoring opportunities but failed to score due to poor finishing. The team found the breakthrough in the 28th minute when defender Sailesh Sharkar scored from a free kick taken from just outside the penalty box. The ball slipped in between the legs of the goalkeeper and rested in the net.

Todo United were leading Doimukh FC 1-0 at halftime.

The second half show dearer was for Doimukh team. The team went all out for the equalizer in the second half with some occasional forays into rival's territory, but in vain. The team hardly posed any threat to their opponent.

Tagio Raja added the second goal for Todo United in the 68th minute before Byabang Dolley made it 3-0 in 72nd minute.

Sumit Gurung piled more misery on Doimukh FC by hitting the 4th goal in the 80th minute.

Meanwhile, Todo United's Coach Tarh Juna said he was not happy with his team's performance.

"I'm not happy at all with today's game although we won. The boys did not live upto the expectation," the coach said, when asked if he was satisfied with the performance of his boys.

Both Capital Complex and Todo United are eying for their maiden Eagle Trophy title.



Siang United and Giidi Yameng enter Solung tourney final

ITANAGAR, Aug 13: Siang United FC beat Donggin Yameng FC with three goals in the first semifinal match of the Itanagar Solung Football Tournament played today at the DNGC ground.

Miloko Nobeng of Siang United netted the first two goals while Nong Nangkar scored the third goal for Siang United FC. Donggin Yameng FC failed to score any goal.

In the second semifinal match, Giidi Yameng FC defeated Donyi Polo Ganging by a lone goal to enter into the finals of the tourney. Tom Pangging scored the lone goal in the second half for Giidi Yameng FC.

The final match will be played on Aug15 between Siang United FC and Giidi Yameng FC.



Commissioner fisheries visit West Kameng

ITANAGAR, Aug 13: Commissioner Fisheries Huzar Lollen inspected the fisheries under the department on a three-day visit to West Kameng District.

Lollen inspected the Govt. Fish Farm, Bhalukpong which was damaged in the recent flood. The Commissioner held a review meeting with all the staff members of the department in Bomdila and sought feedback from the officers. He asked all the members to justify the existence of the department in the district through fish production which should be visible in the market.

The Commissioner discussed various fisheries related issues with Deputy Commissioner West Kameng A. K. Singh and requested him to keep a vigil on fisheries activities in the District and take action against absentee officers. He also inspected the Govt. Fish Farm, Salari and directed the DFDO to maintain the farm properly as this farm is an asset of the Department. He also inspected a private fish farm (0.20 ha) of Jambe Dorjee of Salari village and was happy seeing the activity which is located adjacent to the Govt. Fish Farm.

The Commissioner on the last day of his visit inspected two small fish ponds of C.K. Thungon and another farmer at Shergaon village along with private raceways constructed under RKVY. He also inspected the mini trout hatchery at Shergaon on the way to Cold Water Fisheries Complex at Samteng. The Cold Water Fisheries Complex was created under NEC funding in early 1990s and subsequently supported by the Department through normal &SPA funding was also inspected by the Commissioner to ascertain the present status of the farm created in a vast area. He asked the employees posted in the farm to take-care of the existing assets of the farm. He was accompanied by Kipa Taja, DFDO, Bomdila, Md. A. Rahman, Fishery Officer, Bomdila, S.K. Rath, Fisheries (HQ) and Sajan Yangfo, EO (Fisheries), Singchung.



Capacity building training programme for weaving clothes

ITANAGAR, Aug 13: A three-week capacity building training programme for cloth weaving began at Craft Centre Kalaktang on August 10 last.

During the inaugural session, ADC Kalaktang W Khimhun suggested the trainees to take full benefit of the programme and use the skills learned from the programme in their day to day life.

ZPM Tashi Norbu said that only bookish knowledge is not education but being skilled is also part and parcel of education. Weaving clothes is a part of income generation subject to help the livelihood, he said and called for maintaining quality in the products.

Conducted under Border Area Development Programme (BADP) of West Kameng district, the programme is being sponsored by the department of Skill Development and Employment Generation, GoAP and organised by Manghi Welfare Society.



ANSU opposes committee’s decision on smart city recommendation

ITANAGAR, Aug 13: All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) has opposed the proposal of the State Level High Powered Steering Committee for recommendation of Pasighat for inclusion under Central government's ambitious Smart City Mission.

The High Powered committee in its meeting held on July 30 had decided to recommend “Pasighat” for submission to the government of India for further examination and selection as smart city.

The recommendation of Pasighat only to be set up as a Smart City depriving the state capital clearly indicated involvement of politics, the ANSU claimed.

“Itanagar is the oldest urban city with highest population among all urban cities of the state but it lacks infrastructural development,” ANSU said  and questioned as to why the  high powered committee  instead of recommending Itanagar-Naharlagun for inclusion in Smart Cities Mission, recommended Pasighat only for the same.

The twin-capital city, wherein all the indigenous tribes of the state have settled, has not been yet fully developed in terms of infrastructures, ANSU said adding that the state capital with enormous scope for future expansion is the most fit location to establish a Smart city.

ANSU further blamed Itanagar MLA Techi Kaso and Chief Councillor Kipa Kaku saying that “because of their weakness and incompetence the State Level High Powered Steering Committee has played a game in Smart City selection criteria and officials formalities and recommended Pasighat for the same.”



AAPSU conducts awareness prog on social issues

ITANAGAR, Aug 13: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) today conducted an awareness programme on POSCO, drug abuse, sexual harassment, HIV/AIDS, health and hygiene and cleanliness for adolescence girls at Government Residential School Siiro today. The programme was sponsored by SSA Zilla Mission, Lower Subansiri district.

The resource person of the programme Dr. Bomar Kamdak, Medical Officer, District Hospital Ziro, discussed in details about drugs abuse and highlighted on  preventive measures against HIV/AIDS and  maintenance of health and hygiene, cleanliness by the adolescent girls.

Takam Changdeep, DPC, SSA, Taba Nepa, BEO Ziro-ll block and SMC chairman, Govt. Residential School Siiro also spoke on the occasion.

Earlier, Risso Kiagung, AAPSU art and cultural secretary  and Bei Tal Coordinator Gender also spoke during the awareness programme.

More than 150 students, teachers and parents took  part in the programme, according to an official release.



DC for timely implementation of schemes

TEZU, Aug 13: Lohit district Deputy Commissioner Tamyo Tatak today called for proper coordination between the departments and executing agencies for timely implementation of both Central and state Govts sponsored schemes in the district.

Addressing the review meeting all the schemes (both central and state sponsored) in presence of all  the heads of department here, the DC observed that miscommunication between department concerned and executing agencies and contractors leads to unnecessary delay in work progress. To avoid unnecessary delay and misunderstanding, physical verification of the ongoing works is very important, he suggested.

Stressing on the need of sincerity and honesty in implementation of schemes, the DC said “in no way the quality of work should be compromised and work should be completed within the stipulated time.”

Action should be taken against absentee contractors and firms, he stated.

The officials of many other departments including PWD, RWD, ICDS, WRD, Tourism, Electricals and Power, Food & Civil Supplies, PHE & WS, Education briefed about the ongoing Centre and state sponsored projects. DIPRO



Cleanliness drive at Roing

ROING, Aug 13: A cleanliness drive under ‘Swach Bharat Abhiyaan’ was conducted today at Roing market by Greener Earth, a local NGO, involving school students.

Around 120 students from Government Higher Secondary School Roing participated in the social service along with the Bazar Committee, Anchal Samiti members and DUDA.

The Greener Earth society pledged to make Roing one of the greenest and clean towns of Arunachal Pradesh.

Bamboo brooms, spades and garbage trucks, were provided by the DUDA for the social service.

According to the members of the Greener Earth society, the main objective of the drive was to focus on environmental awareness, cleanliness of the township, and to disseminate civic sense amongst the people of the town. They have also called upon the people of the state to understand the importance of their fundamental duty to work towards a cleaner and greener living.


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Significant visit

The proposed two day visit to United Arab Emirates (UAE) by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has come in the right time. PM will be at UAE on 16th and 17th August. Modi's visit will be the first by an Indian PM to that country in 34 years. Late Indira Gandhi was the last Indian Prime Minister to travel to the UAE in 1981.  For long India has totally neglected the gulf region and has failed to take any concrete step to improve the relation with Arab countries. Middle East is very important region as large number of Indian diaspora works there.  

 Modi will hold talks with UAE leadership on key issues of trade and security and also address the Indian community. According to official data, UAE is the second largest export destination of India with exports of over $30 billion in the year 2013-14. So, naturally business issue will take centre stage. However, it is in security field, where India would like to develop closer tie with UAE. In the fast changing global dynamics especially with the emergence of Islamic state group it has become more important to forge close relation with Arab world. ISIS is trying hard to make inroad in India too. Also many Indian citizens often get trapped in the ongoing civil war in Syria, Iraq and Libya. Keeping all this in mind the visit of PM Modi assumes significance. Splashed with petro dollars UAE is quite influential in the Arab world. India stands to gain a lot by strengthening relation with them.




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We need to think and act critically

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of every conscious mind of the Arunachal Pradesh.

I am not surprised at all for not finding any Arunachalee working in any governmental or business establishment in other state of country, as still main stream consider us as savage, not well qualified and still not fit to stand at same footing with them. But I am surprised to see many main stream people are surviving on Arunachal resources because of their govt, jobs or business establishment. Then, how can these people disrespect us?

Many a times I came across with big business establishment in the state. Happy to see that our people are catching the pace of development as these establishments are attached with names of MLAs/Ministers and known public figures.

But when realty comes in front it shocks everyone as these establishments actually belongs to non-tribal and they only use their names to protect their business interest. Our people found in and around these establishments are either guard or paid labour, protector of their master.

Again many non-tribals marry Arunachalees who permanently settles here which is big threat for existence of indigenous population since they have land allotment in their spouse’s name. Here, I want to make it clear that I am not against any cross marriage but after marrying nontribal, our sisters should adopt their husband titles/surname customs etc. but in our case their children gets ST, PRC using mothers title. After such marriages, every neighborhood should report to local leaders/ administration so that their ST and PRC get cancelled.

It may hurt many but realty is many districts in eastern part of Arunachal are dominated by outsiders who not only control economic activities but also in political sphere. This trend is fast developing in every corner of Arunachal. And day is not far when indigenous population will become minority and deprived in every sphere just like Tripura.

There are many incidences where indigenous people are being physically assaulted by non Arunachalee which shows their height of disrespect to us.

The reason for disrespect to our people are our own people who are rent owners, trading license owner, and petty paid protectors protecting non- Arunachalee.

Last but not least I would like to appeal every conscious citizen of Arunachal to stand together at least when greater causes are in question. Because someday when we will realize but by then we will stand nowhere. We need to think and act critically about this issue. Since it is diluting our society and slowly and slowly we are losing grip over own Arunachal Pradesh from every sphere.


Lingdum Taha



Employment opportunities for locals  

Dear Editor,

Our state Government have awarded vast hectares of land to the central Government Department like , GSI, Prashar Bharati, and SSB during the union Territory period for the development of the state. The Land being awarded was previously cleared and occupied by the local indigenous people of Ganga village.

Local people were made to surrender the land by assuring them to compensate in the fields of employment, contracts and to support for construction of dwelling House etc. The assurances made by the state Government have not been met till today.

The Govt, allow the central government department like GSI, Prashar Bharati and SSB to establish. The un­employed youth have approached the concern central govt undertaking for employment opportunities but there are no vacancies available. Though the Geological Survey of India plays a vital role in the field of geo- survey, construction and seismic observation but they have not done anything in regards to employment generation of the local people.  

So, our state Government need to make prior agreement with PSUs on job opportunities.


Techi Nekam

Ganga Village



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