HC directs State to furnish details of bandh
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: Based on the petition filed by one Rita Taku in the Gauhati High
Court regarding the bandh culture in the state, the acting Chief Justice K Sreedhar
Rao and Judge PK Saikia has directed government of Arunachal to respond to their
three point order. M Gunedhor Singh, senior advocate, govt of Arunachal Pradesh has
written to Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary Home and Director General of Police
informing them about the order issued by Gauhati high court.
Court has asked the state government to submit report on how many registered and
unregistered organisations are there in the state, how many political parties are
there in the state which calls bandh and lastly how many bandhs were called during
the last three years and how much economic loss has been caused to the state on account
of such bandh calls. The court has directed government of Arunachal to submit the
report by 24th of this month.
Portfolios allocated to new PS
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: The Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh has allocated the portfolio
to the newly appointed four Parliamentary Secretaries. Nikh Kamin has been given
Social Justice, Empowerment & Tribal Affairs & WCD, P. D. Sona will look after Animal
Husbandry & Dairy Development and Civil Aviation. Tirong Aboh has been given the
charge of DoTCL & Supply & Transport while Pani Taram will look after Agriculture.
They are all attached with their respective ministers. Meanwhile, there have been
minor changes in the portfolios of parliamentary secretaries.
Jomde Kena, PS Transport & State Transport have been given the additional charge
of Cooperation while Tatung Jamoh who was holding the Industries has been given the
additional charges of Skilled Development & Employment Generation. Karya Bagang will
now look after Health & Family Welfare and additional charges of Fisheries while
Tapuk Taku has been given additional charges of Tax & Excise along with Power [Electrical).
President’s Police Medal to APP officers
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: President Pranab Mukherjee has awarded two Arunachal Pradesh Police
Officers, namely, Chandra Bhushan Rai, Sub-Inspector, Deomali Police Station and
Tapang Melong, Assistant Sub-Inspector of 5th IR Bn, Pasighat, with Indian Police
Medal for meritorious service in recognition of their unblemished services on the
occasion of Independence Day, according to a PHQ release.
Award to Brahma Kumari Kaliash Didi
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: Brahma Kumari Kaliash Didi, Director of Brahma Kumaris Raj Yoga
Center was among the 13 women who were awarded lifetime achievement awards by Gujarat
Chief Minister Anandiben Patel in recognition of her outstanding contribution in
the field of spiritual service for the last 38 years.
The awards were initiated to mark the ongoing statewide Women's Empowerment Fortnight
(August 1 to 15,) being observed by the Gujarat Government.
Plantation prog organised at Psg
PASIGHAT, Aug 14: Under the aegis of DDSE office staff, forest department and member
of Pasighat Municipal Councilor (Ward-12) Kangge Moyong, a mass tree plantation programme
was organised at the newly shifted DDSE office premises and adjoining Sikshak Sadan
at Pasighat today.
Inaugurating the programme, Pasighat Range Forest Officer Osar Gao briefed on the
need of tree plantation to protect environment. He requested the unemployed youths
to develop commercial nursery of various plants and encouraged plantation activities
for conservation of the ecosystem in the area. He lamented that the forest department
has been supplying large number of saplings in the name of plantation programme,
but proper care has not been taken for survival of the planted saplings.
Among others, former minister cum Advisor to Chief Minister, Bosiram Siram, Bogong
Banggo Youth president Tagom Tasung, PMC Deputy Chief Kaling Darang, DIET officer
Oduk Tabing and PMC Ward Council Members of Ward-12 took part in the plantation programme.
A total of 300 saplings including ornamental, shade-trees and medicinal species were
planted during the programme.
Awareness camps on winter crops
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Tirap organised awareness camps on
Kharif/Rabi crops (crops grown during winter season) in three villages in the district
A farmer-scientist interaction programme was organised at Pullung village wherein
the subject matter specialists of the KVK explained in details on various winter
crops, including citrus fruits like orange, their protection, soil and pest management
etc. They also educated the farmers on prevention and control of diseases in livestock
Thirty-four farmers participated in the programme besides the Gaon Burah and ASM.
Similar programme were also held in Makat village wherein 50 villagers attended.
A farmers’ conference was held in Subang village.
ZPM Ngelang Songthing, who inaugurated the conference, threw light on activities
of KVK whose basic purpose is to facilitate transfer of technology to the farmers
and increase productivity, improve quality and profitability.
Addressing the farmers on the occasion, Dr. DS Chhonkar, Programme Coordinator of
the KVK advised them take up agriculture and allied sectors sincerely as people are
totally dependent on them for their livelihood. Dr. Chhonkar asked the farmers to
use all the available technology to increase productivity.
An exhibition was organised wherein various type of farming modules were displayed.
Social services conducted
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: At Nirjuli, a social service was conducted today by the Nirjuli
Youth Welfare Association with support from local councillor Tarh Nachung, ASM, market
committee, Nirjuli Panchayat in which besides traders, students of VKV, Alphabet,
Galaxy, Govt. Secondary schools while the tools were provided by the Naharlagun PWD
EE Techi Nabo.
While Nirjuli wore a clean look, the leaders appealed to all make the area neat and
The All Pakhi Panchayat Youth Welfare Association (AAPYWA) in a two day social service
that concluded on August 12 last repaired the Sakiang to Nargang and Sakiang and
Jajing Tapo porter track. All the Head Gaon Burahs, Gaon Burahs, students and people
of the panchayat participated in it.
In a social service conducted at Kuch Kuth village Govt Middle School Dilipaji under
Yazali circle of Lower Subansiri district, members of School management committee,
teaching and non teaching staff and students of the school cleaned the surrounding
of the school. The village medical sub-centre was also repaired in the drive.
Rebia inspects under-construction Amba-Emchi road
YUPIA, Aug 14: Legislative Assembly Speaker Nabam Rebia today inspected the under-construction
Amba-Emchi CC pavement road by UD and Housing Department.
While inspecting the road, Rebia instructed the executing department to make proper
drainage system and maintain the other works up to peoples’ satisfaction.
The Speaker, who also is the local MLA, asked the public to maintain certain distance
while erecting structures along the road side and keep the road neat and clean.
He also inspected the newly constructed Tourist Information Center at Doimukh.
Rebia was accompanied by SDO and UPO Doimukh, ZPM, Anchal Chairperson and other Panchayat
Aboh assures to work for rapid development
KHONSA, Aug 14: Newly inducted Parliamentary Secretary Tirong Aboh has assured to
work for rapid development of his constituency and sought public support in this
regard. The MLA from Khonsa West constituency said this yesterday in a function organised
to accord him welcome on his induction as Parliamentary Secretary.
The public of Khonsa gathered on the occasion, including the Chief of Dadam village
Wanggo Lowang, ZPM Ngamchai Kamhua and other PRI members, observed two minutes silence
as a mark of respect to former Tirap Deputy Commissioner Kamlesh Joshi and prayed
for eternal peace of the departed soul. DIPRO
AIR’s ‘hello doctor’
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: Dr. Tana Takum, Epidemiologist, Arunachal State Hospital and Dr.
Dimong Padung, Child Specialist will reply to the listeners’ queries on topic "Introduction
of Pentavalent Vaccine and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine into Routine Immunization
Schedule” during Arun FM’s (103.1 MHZ) regular live phone-in-programme ‘Hello Doctor’
on August 15 from 8 pm to 8.30 pm (Tele: 0360-2292239)
Guv lauds spirit of cooperation and oneness
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: Arunachal Pradesh Governor J P Rajkhowa has commended the untiring
and most dedicated services of the personnel of Indian Air Force, Indian Army, Assam
Rifles, State Police, Central Reserve Police Force, district administrations of Tirap,
Changlang and Longding and local villagers, headmen and other volunteers in the search
operation, location of the crash site and retrieving of the bodies of the three missing
in the recent unfortunate chopper accident of Dauphin Helicopter of Pawan Hans Helicopter
The Governor said “the effort put in by those daring people over a period of nine
days at great personal risk, in spite of natural obstructions like inclement weather,
dense forest, inhospitable hilly terrains and inaccessible deep gorges restlessly,
without food and rest throughout the period, which ultimately resulted in locating
the crash site and retrieving the bodies, deserves highest appreciation. This demonstrates
our solidarity and oneness”.
On behalf of the people of Arunachal Pradesh and on his own behalf, the Governor
sincerely extended his highest commendation and appreciation to each and everyone
involved in the most daring search operation till the last moment. He hoped that
the spirit of cooperation, solidarity and oneness will be maintained in any eventuality
and during hours of unforeseen disaster or crisis in the days to come.
Fair selection process: Ering
PASIGHAT, Aug 14: Lok Sabha MP Ninong Ering said that there was no political reason
for selection of Pasighat to be developed as Smart City and that absolute transparency
has been maintained in the selection process, he said.
The selection was done after following certain guidelines framed by the union ministry,
he said while adding that as an MP, he had recommended for Tezu and Pasighat to be
Meanwhile, PMC Chief Councilor Denong Tamuk has appealed the people not to politicise
the issue. Moreover, the twin city Itanagar and Naharlagun being the capital of the
state is already under various schemes, he said.DIPRO
Food safety and standards a wareness in Ziro soon
ZIRO, Aug 14: Lower Subansiri district administration along with district level steering
committee on Food Safety, legal metrology and tax and excise departments of will
conduct awareness programme on Food Safety and Standards Act in the last week of
this month. It was decided in a meeting held in the office chamber of the Deputy
Commissioner here today.
The meeting decided to issue notice enforcing compulsory wearing of protective hygienic
clothing like apron, head cover, hand gloves, footwear etc by food handlers of eateries,
hotels, restaurants etc. and maintaining of cleanliness and hygienic condition in
and around slaughter houses and fish markets/shops.
Deputy Commissioner Kanki Darang insisted on monitoring selling of tobacco and tobacco
products within 100 meters of educational institutions in particular and in the main
markets as a whole as these items have already been banned in the district.
DMO Moli Riba, Superintendent of Police, Zilla Pariahad Chairperson, Deputy Director,
DUDA, representatives from Ziro-Hapoli Bazaar Committee, Assistant Controller of
Legal Metrology and Superintendent of Tax and Excise depts, attended the meeting.
APIC website launched
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: State Chief Information Commissioner Y D Thongchi has launched
the Arunachal Pradesh Information Commission (APIC)’s new website - arunachalsic.in
in presence of other information commissioners and APIC registrar at a simple function
The new website is user friendly with download links for information seeking application
format as well as for filing appeals. Moreover, real time updates on hearing, notices
and final disposal of APIC registered cases can be checked in the website, according
to an official release.
Over 300 benefit from free health camp
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: Over 300 patients from 25 villages of Anjaw district benefitted
from a free health camp organised by the district unit of Arunachal Vikas Parishad
A team of doctors led by AVP’s Dr. D K Pathak attended to the patients while, AVP,
Hayuliang youth incharge Sheya Tamai supervised the camp.
Union seeks SIT investigation
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: Strongly demanding the early arrest of the culprits involved in
the alleged murder of Assistant Teacher Kali Bulo, who was allegedly found murdered
under mysterious circumstances on Aug 5 last, the Kargu Kardi Students’ Union (KKSU)
has today further served a seven-day ultimatum to the state government seeking SIT
investigation and ex-gratia for the victim’s family.
While expressing its dissatisfaction over the slow pace of investigation, the union
further appealed for expediting the same to ensure prompt justice to the victim.
Social service conducted
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: The All Arunachal Pradesh Public Health Engineering & Water Supply
Department Workers’ Union (AAPPHE&WSDWU) conducted social service at PHE & WS enquiry
office, Naharlagun today. Meanwhile the association has urged upon the Capital dwellers
not to throw garbage all over the place and to keep one’s surrounding clean.
Seva Bharati conducts Yoga classes at Tawang
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: The week-long Yoga classes conducted at Tawang by Seva Bharati
A total of 24 people participated in Yoga class which concluded on 14th August at
Gorichen Hotel Hall.
Various yoga postures like ‘Pranayam’, ‘Surya Namaskar’ and breathing techniques
were taught the participants by Seva Bharati’s Yoga trainer Dhananjay Chutia.
Chutia was honoured by Tawang DSP Pem Norbu Thongdok for his volunteer service.
Thongdok highlighted benefits of practicing Yoga to keep oneself physically feet
and mentally sound.
Rinchin Norbu, Secretary of Losel Nyinje Library supported the Yoga classes.
Shekhar Kelkar of Seva Bharati said that the Yoga classes will be continued in Shiva
temple on demand.
AdiSU’s Green & Clean Pasighat mission launched
PASIGHAT, Aug 14: Pasighat MLA Kaling Moyong today inaugurated the “Green and Clean
Pasighat Mission” at the General Hospital, Pasighat. The mission is launched by Adi
Students Union (AdiSU).
In its first phase, the student union will carry out massive cleanliness drive for
consecutive three months making the township better place to live.
Speaking on the occasion MLA Moyong said, “You are carrying the message very close
to my heart and your endeavour will definitely inspire others towards your objective
of better, cleaner and greener Pasighat”.
Earlier, AdiSU General Secretary Buteng Tayeng and Chairman of “Green and Clean Pasighat
Mission”, Kadum Ering said that the union will work for cleanlininess, preservation
of forest, wildlife and culture apart from health awareness programme. They would
work towards promotion of tourism as a part of their mission.
Medical Superintendent Dr. Y R Darang also participated in the cleanliness drive
on the inaugural day of the mission. DIPRO
9th NE Tamchon Football Tournament
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: The 9th Northeast Tamchon Football Tournament will be held in Dr.
BR Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi from December 1 to 12.
The organising committee has urged all the eight quarter-finalists of previous edition
to confirm their participation.
Interested groups/teams are suggested to contact the designated nodal officer Victor
Mungva (tele: 08130263921) for participation.
Lumla badminton tourney concludes
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: Lumla Badminton Tourney 2015 for both men and women concluded at
Sports Club, Lumla today.
Lumla MLA and Parliamentary Secretary (RWD) Jambey Tashi, who attended the concluding
function, told that games and sports are part of life and one can also make career
out of it. He encouraged the players particularly the women to keep the same spirit
in future too.
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Discard anti-development attitude
As the people of Arunachal gears up to celebrate the 69th Independence Day it is
time to do some deep introspection. Though rest of the India is making tremendous
progress, the pace of development is quite slow in our state. For years Arunachal
along with rest of the NE states was totally neglected by the central government.
However things started changing in the 90s when insurgency problem started subsiding
in NE region.
Government of India has been pumping in huge amount of money in the region. However
things have not improved much. Especially the state of the affairs of Arunachal Pradesh
is in precarious condition. The root cause of underdevelopment are considered to
be corruption and anti-development attitude of the people. Starting from public to
government officials and politicians, everyone is entrenched in deep corruption.
Barring government owned group, no private companies is interested to make investment
in Arunachal. People create hostile atmosphere by calling constant bandh call and
also by extorting money from private companies. Such acts not only discourage the
potential investors but also bring down the image of Arunachal. It is for the people
to decide whether they want to be the partner in development or work against development.
The choice is simple and it will be better if they decide at the earliest.
---- Readers Forum ----
Truly a smart choice
As an Arunachalee it is a feeling of great consolation and optimism that at least
one of our existing small towns fulfils the necessary non human and human socio-political
climate to be regarded as potential centre of a truly developed urban model. Every
knows how much of our state has been plagued by corruption, inefficiency and underdevelopment
despite all economic assistance by the centre. It is a silver lining in a period
of endless darkness which has loomed over the state. And so it is a moment of hope
and jubilation for all Arunachalees and not just the urban residents of Pasighat.
“Ache din” is really a not so distant possibility.
It is also well known that due to geographical and other reasons the eastern parts
of our state is relatively much more impoverished than the western parts; both in
terms of infrastructure and flow of capital. Pasighat being located in this relatively
abandoned eastern part would also, perhaps quite accidentally, fulfill the principle
of balanced regional growth and development. And in this respect the town may also
be gradually upgraded to act as a centre of “secondary capital” for the well being
of the people from the remote eastern parts as well as to share the burden and responsibility
which the twin capital has been single handedly trying to shoulder in the north east’s
largest and mountainous state.
Therefore, as an Arunachalee citizen, I would say that the decision to recommend
Pasighat as a smart city was truly a smart choice on the part of the concerned authorities.
All I can say is that may the people of pasighat continue to remain democratic to
its true spirit and be guided by the traditions of liberty, justice and equality
Rise above narrow parochial boundaries
India is united not on the basis of spirit, but mere geographical boundary only.
Had India been really united, all political parties would not have engaged themselves
in calculating caste-race-religious equation while choosing candidates during Lok
Sabha, Assembly, Municipal or Panchayat poll. Had we behaved as true Indians; all
sops, incentives and reservations would have been directed towards downtrodden only,
demography would have been the last thing to arrive in the picture.
During the national crisis like Uttarakhand floods, several states had despatched
rescue teams who shamelessly took up the cause of the stranded of respective provinces
Last but not the least. Without being disrespectful to our freedom fighters, it must
also be mentioned that August 15 is a day of mourning. The exultation of attaining
freedom was marred by horror that struck hapless millions in erstwhile West Punjab
and East Bengal. An entire generation was devastated, uprooted, lost their family
members and found themselves under the open sky on the streets of Kolkata or New
Delhi. Thus it is sheer barbarism to gloat over the “freedom” achieved at the expense
of numerous lives of our own countrymen ie the victims of Partition. And what was
the root cause behind such violence and gory deaths? Nothing but sheer communalism.
But the greatest tragedy lies in the fact that instead of learning any lesson about
the ill-effects of communal hatred, India (actually the whole sub-continent) has
simply failed to nip communalism in the bud. It is unfortunate to see how mean-minded
imperialist lot continue to dominate Indian polity who simply does not know the basic
concept of India. That this multi-lingual multi-religious secular democratic heterogeneous
India is neither a colony nor paternal property of any particular religious or linguistic
group — simply elude the parochial dark mindset of the communal chauvinist lot.
Instead of engaging in the rhetoric of “We Are All Indians”, “My India is Great”
and zealously fluttering the tricolour on Independence or Republic Day; Indians should
learn to rise above narrow parochial boundaries of religion, race and caste so as
to make the nation really united from within.
Make peace accord public
This is in response to “Accord veiled in secrecy” by Tongam Rina in Ring side view
column published on Wednesday. As always it is precisely written and researched
and difficult to counter argue. But she has missed one point. NSCN (K), NSCN (IM)
is known to run parallel administration which includes collection of taxes from civilians
as well as govt establishment. If peace negotiation is successful between centre
and NSCN (IM), will the people have respite from paying taxes to the Naga organisations?
This is something that needs to be included in the peace deal and also accord should
be made public for further discussion.
Do not zero in on one community
I’d like to make a comment on your news “AAPSU team meets CS, takes up refugee issue”
that concerns the Yobin (Date: 12 August 2015).
I think the principle that AAPSU leadership is advocating is very reasonable and
should be addressed: Illegal migrants must be checked. Tribes that have their population
beyond Indian boundary need to come under this purview. Perhaps it might bring relief
that the Govt has prepared a Family Dossier of Yobin to provide community certificates.
Having said that I have a couple of objections with this news item.
First, AAPSU alleged we have “now starting to illegally migrate into the state”.
Please substantiate facts and if needed constitute an inspection team if we have
people in addition to the names in the Family Dossiers. Second, we are called “settled”.
I question who settled us? The government “found” us on 7th May 1961 and the Indo-Burma
boundary was not demarcated until then. Third, the team said “It could pose a threat
to the indigenous tribes of the state especially, in Changlang district”. Who is
the indigenous tribe in Vijoynagar area?
Furthermore, as many know, the voice AAPSU cried concerns a small tribe of below
4,000 people. Our people hardly increase 1000 people per decade. The census data
gives those details.
I look forward to a day when leaderships in Arunachal Pradesh take up wider issues
and implement consistently, instead of zeroing in a particular community.
It is for all of us
This is in contrast to news item published in your esteemed daily ‘ ANSU opposes
committee’s decision on smart city recommendation’ on 14 August. According to release,
it is stated that 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.
If the committee had chosen Pasighat, Itanagar or any other part of state, one should
not have any problem rather we should support development processes of state. Pasighat
and Itanagar is not for one individual and one community. It is for all Arunachal
and its citizens. Development of state is matter of pride for all of us and not
on any particular community.
Students are future of the state and making such comments becomes stumbling blocks
in developmental process.
ANSU instead of giving such press statement should request the committee for inclusion
of Itanagar in its smart city program. Direct opposition to selection of Pasighat
somehow seems awkward. Let’s not put obstruction in developmental activities. Let
us always stand together to support over all development of our exotic state.
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