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
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.
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
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.
---- Editorial ----
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.
---- Readers Forum ----
We need to think and act critically
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
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.
Employment opportunities for locals
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.
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