ITANAGAR, Aug 19: Very old transformer of old Cinema Hall substation of Naharlagun
town have burnt due to overload, informed an official release.
There has been disruption of power in the area while the department has appealed
for cooperation from the consumers.
DA’s drive against illegal structures
Aalo, Aug 19: The West Siang district administration is carrying out a massive drive
against illegal buildings and other structures at Aalo Township from today.
The eviction drive under the supervision of Town Magistrate, Liyi Bagra, EAC Judicial
Kiran Ningo and DLR&SO Pumek Ronya is necessitated due to mushrooming of illegal
constructions within Aalo Township. Building, retaining walls and many permanent
structures erected in the Govt. quarter premises were demolished using excavators
at Upper Colony area of Aalo town. Few more such eviction drive will be taken up
on unauthorized shops, gumtis and meat vendors scattered all over different sectors
and colonies of Aalo Township. DIPRO
14 traders booked
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: A team of Legal Metrology & Consumer Affairs department headed
by Amrit Taba, Assistant Controller (LM), Papum Pare district has conducted a surprise
inspection in and around Vivek Vihar and Chandranagar and Itanagar area yesterday
and booked 14 traders for violation of the provisions of Legal Metrology Act and
Rules. The traders were found using unverified weights and measures during commercial
transactions, which attract penal section under Legal Metrology Act, 2009. While
reminding the traders to get their weights and measures duly verified in time, the
Department also appealed each and every responsible citizen to come forward with
their grievances and lodge complaints either to the Legal Metrology Officers or in
appropriate Consumer Fora established by the Government throughout the State, according
to an official release.
Advanced tonsillectomy done city hospital
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: The Coblation tonsillectomy the most advanced procedure to remove
the diseased tonsil is now available in the state. The COBLATION means “controlled
ablation” and refers to the process of surgically dissolving tissue using plasma
based radiofrequency device. The first COBLATOR assisted tonsillectomy of the state
was performed successfully on 6 years old girl by ENT Surgeon in Samaritan Hormin
The COBLATION technology preserves tissue quality and allowing the surgeon to ablate
the tissue in a specific area at low temperature (40-70 degree Celsius) with minimal
effect to the surrounding tissue. The tissue is dissolved at the molecular level,
and not burned or mechanically abraded; hence it is painless and blood less procedure.
Consequently there is less post-operative pain, rapid healing, less hospital stay,
early return to normal work in compared to conventional dissection method.
Since coblation technology gives excellent results and have more advantage from the
surgeon and patients point of view, the coblation tonsillectomy would be better
and preferred method of surgery in days to come and the people of the state would
not need to go outside state anymore now for this advance procedure of tonsil operation.
Association question Gyekar Sinyi party
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: The All Lorr Bath Youth Association has written to Governor of
Arunachal complaining that a DJ party was organized inside Gyekar Sinyi(Ganga Lake)
disturbing the sanctity of the lake. The association alleged that on 25th July a
party was organized in the vicinity of Swimming pool with the permission of tourism
“The department claimed that programme was held to promote Gyekar Senyi and to highlight
the re-opening of swimming pool complex. Programme was organized with special initiation
by secretary tourism. Instead of organizing party in day time (from 11 am to 7 pm)
the organizer held it whole night. The department themselves should have organize
such programm instead of giving permission to a bar owner to organize DJ party,”
the association stated.
“The organizer created havoc by littering alcohol bottle and plastic item at the
site. The whole event clearly indicates that present high post holders of tourism
department are not interested in any development activities and are depriving future
development of the beautiful nature lake,” they added. The association has appealed
to the Governor to setup SIT for proper investigation into the matter and that all
the officers involved in the party at Ganga Lake should be suspended till the completion
Early action against culprits sought
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: Alleging the Banderdewa police station OC of not initiating legal
action against few persons who allegedly forged signatures to illegally obtain LPC,
former Tani Happa GPM and Pichola-II Tani Happa GB Banderdewa has today appealed
the Capital Complex SP to direct the said OC to take strict action against the culprits
Both has alleged that despite filing of an FIR three months back the police have
yet to initiate legal action against the alleged culprits.
Ensure transparency in tender floating process
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: The All Arunachal Registered Contractor Association (AARCA) has
in a representation to the Secretary Education today appealed him to ensure that
transparency and impartiality is maintained while floating tender against two recent
projects sanctioned under special plan assistance allocation 2013-14, for proper
implementation of projects.
The AARCA has further appealed him to direct all his concern officers to strictly
adhere to the CPWD norms and laid down procedures in conformity with the general
financial rule and redress the issues in the larger interest of the people.
Discussion on Infrastructure development
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: Issues like road connectivity, electricity, education, health and
security were discussed during a general meeting organized by the Bameng Town People’s
Forum (BTPF) at Bameng on Saturday. During the meeting, which was attended by BDO,
AEs of power/ RWD/PWD, JEs of PHED/power, ADEO, ADO, BRC, GBs, GBs and general public,
it was decided that government quarters in the area shall not be dismantled and instead
renovated to ensure that government employees of the ADC sub-division do not face
shortage of quarters.
Changlang DC urges Govt officers to be punctual
CHANGLANG, Aug 19: Newly appointed Changlang Deputy Commissioner Wayong Khimhun has
appealed to all the heads of offices of the district to be punctual, honest and
sincere while rendering their services. Addressing a coordination meeting here today
he sought co-operation from all departmental heads in bringing substantial development
in letter and spirit and appealed them to work as a team in the interest of local
populace. The DC assumed charges on August 18.
The meeting was attended by all the HOOs, Changlang. DIPRO
BJP, APCC mourn demise of First Lady
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Arunachal Pradesh, has expressed
deep shock at the sudden demise of the First Lady, Suvra Mukherjee, wife of President
Pranab Mukherjee. Suvra Mukherjee, died at New Delhi yesterday morning, 11 days after
she was hospitalised in a critical condition.
While recalling the contributions of the First Lady in various fields, BJP in its
condolence message said, “Late Suvra Mukherjee is one of the inspirational ladies,
who offered untired services to the Bharat Sangeet Academy for the uplift of the
art and culture in the country. She was a vocalist of Rabindra Sangeet and performed
in the poet's dance-dramas for long years not only in different parts of India, but
also in Europe, Asia and Africa.”
Her passing away is irreparable loss for the nation and it creates great vacuum in
the field of art, culture and Music, the BJP said. The party prayed to Almighty
God for her eternal rest.
While mourning the demise of First Lady Suvra Mukherjee, Arunachal Pradesh Congress
Committee (APCC) said “Late Suvra will always be remembered as a lover of art, culture
and music. Her demise is a great loss to the society.” The APCC prayed to Almighty
for eternal peace of the departed soul.
School boundary demarcation carried out
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: The boundary demarcation of GHSS, Kimin was carried out by the
staff of Land Surveyor office today under the supervision of SDO Mobia Tai, CO, principal
and school management committee chairperson Tarh Yanu and the All Kimin Students’
Union (AKSU) president Tai Tassar and general secretary Nabam Tarosh here today.
Meanwhile, the AKSU has further appealed both the local MLA and concerned authorities
for early construction of a boundary wall around the school to avoid future encroachment.
Achiever Ranphoa Ngowa felicitated
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: The Nocte Apex Body (NAB) has felicitated achiever Ranphoa Ngowa
in a glittering function at government higher secondary school, Khonsa today. Ranphoa
Ngowa is the only Arunachalee to clear the civil services examination 2014, conducted
Speaking on the occasion, Tirap Deputy Commissioner Ravi Jha, while appreciating
the NAB for organizing the felicitation function, urged Ranphoa to accept his enormous
responsibility towards his society as an achiever extraordinaire. He asked the students
to emulate Ranphoa’s shining example by working hard.
MLA Wanglam Sawin, while urging Ranphoa to guide the students in his capacity as
an achiever, said that the government was always there to help those who were ready
to work hard and shine in life. He assured to address the genuine grievances of the
Khonsa H S School like infrastructure and posting of subject teachers.
Ranphoa Ngowa, while thanking the NAB for recognizing his achievement, asked the
young students to set goals for themselves adding that success was a product of continuous
process. He attributed his success to former Tirap DC Ankur Garg saying that it was
Garg who guided him throughout his preparation and taught him the intricacies and
nuances of Civil Services examination. He urged the parents to allow their children
to study the subjects they liked and had aptitude for.
Tirap SP and CO, 1st Assam Rifles also spoke on the occasion.
Earlier, Ravi Jha presented a memento including gifts to Ranphoa while Convener of
NAB Ngasah Tangjang presented him with a scroll of recognition of excellence. Tirap
SP also presented a gift to Ranphoa on behalf of the district Police administration.
Congratulatory messages from Minister Wangling Lowangdong, Parliamentary Secretary
Tirong Aboh, MLA Wangki Lowang and ZPC Chawang Lowang were read out by the NAB Chairman
Techu Aran. The PRIs leaders, public, teachers and students attended the function.
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FTII in spotlight for wrong reason
The FTII imbroglio has worsened with the arrest of five students in a midnight swoop
last night. Police arrested five students of the Film and Television Institute of
India (FTII) in Pune, charging them with rioting and other offences in connection
with the gherao of director Prashant Pathrabe. The students had gheraoed Mr. Pathrabe
on Monday evening, challenging his decision to go ahead with the assessment of the
incomplete diploma film projects of the 2008 batch. The FTII students have been striking
for the last 69 days against appointment of BJP member and TV actor Gajendra Chauhan
as the Institute chairman.
The student's agitation has been supported by opposition parties. Congress vice-president
Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has extended support to the
agitating students. The arrest of five students in the middle of night raises serious
question mark over the handling of the situation. Government should not be so harsh
on the agitating students. As per the media report, Union Government has constituted
a three member team to assess the situation. It looks like finally some sense has
prevailed. They should start dialogue process with students and try to resolve the
matter amicably. FTII is one of the most respected institutes of country and has
produced many brilliant personalities who have gone on to create a niche for themselves
in the film industry. Institute of such high prestige should not become the victim
of political bickering. For the interest of nation, the FTII imbroglio should be
resolved as soon as possible.
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Boundary Commission and border people
I would like to express my views, regarding Assam and Arunachal Pradesh status quo
on the boundary dispute. The Supreme Court had constituted a local boundary commission
headed by Justice (Retd) Tarun Chatterjee during the year 2006 and meeting was also
convened in Assam, Sonitpur District to emphasize on the need to maintain peace and
harmony and age old bond of the people of the two neighbouring States. But till
today no Supreme Court verdict has came up to demarcate the boundary and how many
days people have to wait for the verdict. The people who are living in areas bordering
Assam are facing acute hardship every single day and night because of harassment
being done by the Assam Forest Department particularly in Tarasso, Kakoi, Lora under
Papum Pare, Dikhalmukh, Seijosa in East Kameng, Likabali, Telam in East and West
Siang and some other parts of Arunachal Pradesh bordering Assam. Their properties
are being destroyed, people have become homeless.
Union Minister of State for Home should look into the matter and try his best to
solve the burning problems in coming days.
Naga Accord can lead to peace
Much have been talked and written about the recent signing of 'Peace Agreement' between
the Government of India and the NSCN (IM) on August 3, 2015 which has come after
eighty rounds of dialogue and consultation for almost two decades. It has endured
many ups and downs to the point of testing the limits of both sides in many occasions.
The signing of the accord has generated mix reactions of hope, apprehensions and
suspense to all the stakeholders in the region as the contours and contents of the
deal has not been made public. The Government of India and NSCN (IM) have clarified
that it is only the framework that has been worked out. Going by this argument it
is likely that more negotiation and consultation would continue till the final solution
is reached. Till then intense speculations in the state and outside will continue
The Naga conflict is one of the oldest and well organized movements in the country
with international network. Hence, any move to hammer out a solution is bound to
create interest and anxiety in the entire region of Northeast India. It is going
to have far reaching impact just as in August 1997 when the NSCN (IM) signed the
ceasefire with Government of India it subsequently had a cascading effect on other
armed groups, the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and the National Democratic
Front of Boroland (NDFB), the Dimasa and Kuki armed groups all followed suit. Consequently
today we are witnessing lesser militancy related violence in the region unlike in
the past. Similarly, if the present agreement leads to successful resolution of the
Naga problem it will have larger implication of peace and stability in the region.
The dynamics of the Naga conflict has also undergone change in the course of time.
What is interesting to note is that unlike in the past when peace deal are negotiated
behind closed doors but today there has been wide process of consultations and engagement
with various civil society groups and public leaders. The general mood seems to be
endorsing the leadership to take a final call for an amicable solution. One has to
also see how the other factional leaders response to the call for unity at this crucial
juncture as there are already differences of opinion being raised by few of the leaders.
One can only hope that history will not be repeated like the Shillong Accord of 1975,
which many believed was because of division among the Naga leaders then, coupled
with coercion and threats from the state. Today, Nagas are intelligent enough to
know what is possible and what is not, in other words the collective decision of
the leaders is likely to be welcome and acceptable to the people. The Nagas must
also respect the sentiments of other stakeholders in the region. In this context
consultation and confidence building measures would be critical. However, the idea
is not to undermine or delude the solution but to take everybody into confidence.
Most importantly it also calls for political leaders to show political maturity and
statesmanship and rise up to the occasion and not be victimized by emotions and short
term political score. The present government, under the leadership of Prime Minister
Narendra Modi, has shown sincerity in resolving the issue. Let's hope he will exhibit
strong leadership and live up to the expectation so that this problem does not continue
to cloud the minds of our future generation.
The active role and support of civil organizations in the Naga peace process has
opened up space for greater participation ever since the cease-fire was signed in
1997. Their role will continue to be more crucial now particularly in uniting all
the factional voices within the state and outside. For that matter even civil society
groups outside the state too have an important role to play; however, it is saddening
to see that, in recent times many of the civil organizations have become too extreme
and arrogant in their approach and views towards issues, we need to understand that,
either my way or the highway kind of attitude will not serve any good purpose but
would only create and increase more problem and hatred among various communities.
It is also important to understand that in any conflict resolution, it cannot be
a win-win or lose-lose situation for conflicting parties, it has to win some and
sacrifice some. Sacrificing here should not be seen as weakness, but should be looked
at from the point of moral and ethical superiority. Apology and forgiveness of the
past omission and commission committed within the communities and outside, is another
important attribute in the process of any conflict resolution, because tit for tat
and vengeance is not going to lead us anywhere. According to Gandhi 'forgiveness
is manlier than revenge or punishment' though he had great respect for law, but at
the same time discouraged the recourse of law to settled dispute for the simple reason
that the law does not address the root of the conflict. Therefore, forgiveness and
reconciliation are of extreme importance towards the process of conflict resolution
We are a great democratic nation; if the constitution provides scope and provision
to resolve the conflict, let's welcome it and make our democracy more vibrant by
accommodating and collaborating rather than competing with each other and give peace
Dr. Kh. Kabi
Dept. of Mass
Rajiv Gandhi University
What restraints government from filling up APPSC vacancy ?
Amidst huge uproar and protests by APPSCE aspirants supported by Civil Society, Student
Organisations and Politicians cutting across party lines demanding action on individuals
involved in alleged leakage of Question Paper APPSCE 2013 -14, the Government for
the first time came out with a detailed advertisement on07/Jan/2015 inviting candidates
for filling up the lone vacancy of a Member APPSC resulting from retirement of J.
As per sources, the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms had put forward
the names of Six Candidates for decision of the high level Screening Committee headed
by Chairman APPSCE, Vice Chancellor RGU and Chief Secretary as members. The three
member Committee, after detailed deliberation and scrutiny recommended three names
for final decision by the Cabinet headed by CM. Unlike in the past wherein the Government
fulfilled its Constitutional obligation within weeks or months, this time round,
the Government is taking extraordinary time of nearly a full calendar year and Cabinet
is yet to take a decision on the matter. Such delay tactics- intentional or unintentional
has hampered the smooth and effective functioning of the State Public Service
Commission and also allowed many Govt Departments especially the technical ones to
justify and resort to illegal and unconstitutional method of Recruiting even Group
B Category Jobs which is otherwise the duty of the Public Service Commission. While
it is learnt through Media and other reliable sources that, one of the proposed candidates
has already been appointed as Member of a Central undertaking and started assuming
office, one of the other two candidates has not been given Vigilance Clearance
for his alleged involvement in PDS Case.
It is a known fact that in matters of appointment to the post of countless Parliamentary
Secretaries, Chairman , Vice Chairman, OSDS and Advisors, our Government is a gold
medallist for being the fastest and most dedicated but ironically, in fulfilling
the Constitutional Obligations such as appointment to Members of Public Service Commission
or for that matter Lokayukta, Human Rights Commission etc, it becomes lethargic,
apathetic and insensitive, to say the least . Hope the guardians of the Constitution
namely His Excellency the Governor, the CM, and the CS would initiate immediate
necessary action to ensure that a Constitutional Body like State Public Service Commission
do not remain handicapped for too long.
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