ITANAGAR, Aug 27: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh J P Rajkhowa has extended his
warm greetings and good wishes to the people of the State on the auspicious occasion
of Onam. He expressed hope that the celebration of the festival would help in fostering
unity, harmony and fellow feeling among various communities also reaffirming the
pride in the composite culture of India.
May the festival usher in peace, prosperity and well being of all residents of Arunachal
Pradesh, the Governor wished.
While extending warm greetings and wishes to the nation, particularly to the Malayalees
on the auspicious occasion of Onam festival, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki prayed for
peace, prosperity and brotherhood and also wished for a bumper harvest.
Court issues notice to alleged rapist
ITANAGAR, Aug 27: Chief Judicial Magistrate, Seppa has issued a proclamation directing
accused Yagno Liyak, S/O Lt. Pani Liyak of Upper Liyak Village, PO-Bameng, PS- Seppa,
East Kameng, who is absconding to appear before his Court on Sept 24.
He is booked under Section 363/366(A)/376/323/506/341 of Indian Penal Code R/w Section
4/6 of POSCO Act.
The police on the other hand has issued a look out notice. In a statement it said
that on the intervening night of Feb 24-25, Achung Bagang and Yangno Leyak kidnapped
two minors at gunpoint and raped them. Achung Bagang has been arrested while Yangno
Leyak is still evading arrest, a Police statement said.
Follow Govt notification on EMD: AACWA
ITANAGAR, Aug 27: Claiming that 2 per cent Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) from tribal
contractors is being collected under the recently advertised tender in PWD and Highway
division even after government notification on July 6 for 1 per cent EMD in any tender
and quotation, the All Arunachal Contractors Welfare Association (AACWA) urged to
tendering authorities to strictly follow the latest Govt notification on EMD for
tribal contractors. Condemning the collection of 2 per cent EMD, the Association
also urged the PWD Commissioner to take necessary steps for strict implementation
of the same.
The AACWA also requested the state Govt to rigorously pursue the matter of four
lane road from Itanagar to Banderdewa with the Central Govt for its early implementation
as the road condition within the twin Capital is deteriorating day by day.
The Association further alleged that there is no proper mechanism to fix the prices
of essential commodities and fares of passenger vehicles in the Capital. In the education
sector also, the association said, many private institutions are taking high amount
of fees from the students.
Abo Tani Cup
ITANAGAR, Aug 27: The 4th edition of Abo Tani Cup state level tournament will be
held from Sept 25 to Oct 10 last at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun.
Enhance TAH compensation rates
ITANAGAR, Aug 27: Members of Upper Subansiri district unit Arunachal Pradesh Trans
Highway Welfare Association met CM Nabam Tuki here recently and appealed to him for
enhancing GoAP fixed existing compensation rates against TAH construction of proposed
2 lane road from Godak/ Bopi to Tai.
Alleging that the compensation rates fixed by the GoAP vide notification No.LM/63/
2011 (pt) dated 26/11/2011 against jhum/horticultural land/private plantation/WRC/WRC
rainfed/WRC irrigated/ unused land/ barren land in Upper Subansiri district, has
been notified without any classification and is not according to the GoAP’s approved
rates, the association further sought the CM’s immediate intervention in reviewing
the existing rates and enhancing the same in the larger interest of the people.
2nd edition of IWIF photography contest announced
ITANAGAR, Aug 27: Immagine, a Kerala based organisation has announced the second
edition of India Weaved in Frames (IWIF) Photography contest series and exhibition.
The exhibition is scheduled to be held at Kerala Lalithakala Academy from Jan 22
to 26, 2016.
A participant can submit maximum of five photographs showcasing the culture, heritage,
architecture, landscape, people, wildlife, festival, art forms, or any other subject
of their choice within October 22 at www.iwif.in. Entry fee is fixed at Rs. 100
for each participant.
The final winner of the contest will receive the IWIF Award consists of a plaque,
cash award of Rs. 25,000 apart from tour package to visit Kerala during the exhibition
days. For complete details, one may visit www.iwif.in.
Union against inappropriate enlistment process
ITANAGAR, Aug 27: The All Mengio Unemployment Engineers Union has complained against
inappropriate enlistment process of category-IV and V under APPWD.
In its letter to the PWD Commissioner, while claiming that the department had said
that it would enlist degree completed unemployed engineers of the state as contractors
in APPWD in category-IV free of cost and those unemployed engineers who has completed
diploma in category-V free of cost, it said that only the degree completed unemployed
engineers are being enlisted in category-IV free of cost while the diploma completed
unemployed engineers are being charged for getting enlisted in category V.
The diploma completed unemployed engineers who want to enroll in category-V are also
asked to submit work experience certificate; it said and sought proper implementation
of its guidelines by the department.
Anti drugs football tournament
CHANGLANG, Aug 27: Changlang Football Champions Trophy-2015 organised by Changlang
Football Club on the theme “Say no to drugs” concluded here at Chanlang district
The final match was played between CFC of Changlang and Lainwang Football Club of
Tirap district, where the former defeated the later by 5-0 goals. The tournament
saw participation of 16 teams from the district and neighbouring Tirap.
Roshan Mamai and Jokam Wangsa of CFC were adjudged best player and highest scorer
respectively whereas Konwang Kanglom of Lainwan Football Club was adjudged best goal
keeper of the tournament.
Changlang Deputy Commissioner Wayong Khimhun, who attended the closing ceremony,
lauded the organising committee for coming forward for the noble cause of eradicating
drug menace. Giving his assurance for full co-operation from the district administration,
he urged the youth to make every effort to come out of the social evil. (DIPRO)
Meeting of minimum wages held
ITANAGAR, Aug 27: The first meeting of Arunachal Pradesh State Advisory Board on
minimum wages under the chairmanship of Kage Mara was held at Labour and Employment
office here today. The board discussed many issues such as revision of minimum wages,
creation of post for engagement as board staff, construction of board office etc.
and decided to recommend to the government for its early consideration.
DC meet HoDs
Tawang, Aug 27: An introductory cum co-ordination meeting with HoDs of Tawang district
was called by DC Tawang Duly Kamduk. Various issues ranging from electricity, road
connectivity, education, health, cleanliness to CSS schemes were elaborately discussed.
The DC asked all office establishments to install bio-metric attendance device at
the earliest wherever it is not done till date.
Further, he informed that Flying Squads have been constituted to carry out unannounced
inspections. He insisted that all officers to remain at their place of posting.
Further, to monitor and check officers leaving the district without prior permission,
he directed the SP Tawang to register all out-going as well as incoming Govt vehicles
at Jang Check Gate. ADC Jang is to submit fortnightly report to that effect. DIPRO
Lohit DRDA staff to take part in pen down strike
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: Following the decision of the All DRDA Staff Welfare Association
(ADRDASWA), the DRDA staff of Lohit district has decided to take part in the first
phase of pen down and tool down strike from Aug 31 to Sept 4 in favour of its demands.
The demands of the Association include absorption of DRDA employees in the line department,
release of regular salaries and provision of other service benefits to DRDA staff
as per state Govt. Employees.
Farmers’ study tour conducted
YINGKIONG, Aug 27: The agriculture department, Upper Siang district has conducted
a study tour for Bonway SHG (Farmers) of Gette village under National Mission for
Sustainable Agriculture Scheme to Geku KVK on August 26.
The farmers along with M. Ete, ADC and A Dihidar ARO, Yingkiong interacted with KVK
scientists Kato Tayeng and Nich Tain during the study visit. They also visited vermin
compliant unit and Brinjal cultivation field. DIPRO
Association seeks subject teachers
ITANAGAR, Aug 27: Banderdewa Karsingsa Youth Welfare Association has demanded for
adequate posting of subject teachers at Government Secondary School Banderdewa claiming
that the school is running short of teachers since 2010. The association wrote to
Capital DDSE in this regard.
It claimed that the school lacks in subject teachers for Mathematics, Science and
Hindi, which is affecting their course.
Association seek immediate relief
ITANAGAR, Aug 27: Claiming that the OBT private residence of one Toku Tapang at Senki
View here was burnt down completely at 2am today, the All Arunachal Contractors’
Welfare Association (AACWA) has requested director disaster management to assess
the damage incurred and to provide immediate relief to the victims.
It informed that the fire accident happened due to electric short circuit and that
the victims had a narrow escape.
It further informed that valuable items such as cash, local ornaments, car, scooty
and other household items were completely burnt down in the accident.
HRRFYW appeal UD to lift garbage
ZIRO, Aug 27: Haopolyang Residents Right Forum-Youth Wing (HRRF-YW) has today appealed
UD department, Ziro to lift accumulated garbage from various locations of the township.
Days before 69th Independence Day celebration, a mass social service was organised
by the district administration on Aug 13 last.
On that day, heaps of garbage accumulated at various places like Siiring Pakho but
they are yet to be lifted, said HRRF-YW secretary Michi Chobing and appealed people
residing in and around Haopolyang town to keep their surrounding area clean.
---- Editorial ----
New era of hope awaits
Union government today announced the list of 98 cities/towns that will be developed
as smart city in the future. Government has announced Rs 48,000 crore for development
of 100 Smart cities out of which 98 names were declared today and rest two will be
nominated in due course. States/UTs and Urban Local Bodies have to make an equal
matching contribution. This in effect means that central and state governments and
ULBs will invest Rs 96,000 crore over the next five years for making 100 chosen cities
smart. Smart City Plans will be implemented by a Special Purpose Vehicle to be set
up for each identified city to enable a focused effort for effective implementation.
In what will be a moment of pride for the people of Arunachal, one of the oldest
towns of state Pasighat has been selected as one of the smart city. It is hoped that
selection of Pasighat will usher new era of development, which will benefit the whole
of eastern Arunachal. The fund received under smart city project should be judiciously
used by the authority concern. Or else the smart city project will be a failed one
like any other schemes launched by the government. With its inclusion in the list,
a new era of development awaits Pasighat.
---- Readers Forum ----
Celebrate the moment
I would like to share my dismay over the ongoing controversy regarding the Pasighat
as a Smart City. Why there is hue and cry at this happy moment? We should be proud
that among 29 states and 7 union territories, one of the most beautiful parts of
Arunachal has been declared as a smart city!!
According to Modi Government, the evaluation criteria for competition involve point
system, such as existing service levels, institutional system and capacity, self
financing and past track record. Now the question is does our twin capital complex
fulfil these criteria? The answer is no!! Then why pressure groups are raising voice
against it? Have the other important issues of state has finished? Instead of wasting
energy, we should learn lesson from this news. State government should feel ashamed
that being a capital, Itanagar is not qualified. As long as the present system continues,
I am sure even after 20 years, it will never fulfil the criteria. Twin capital is
a machine that eats up all the development money in no time.
I appeal the leaders, pressure groups and citizens of Arunachal to celebrate the
happy moment instead of raising unnecessary dismay.
Rajiv Gandhi University,
Don’t let anyone break us
Let me on the onset of this letter share my pride on being an Arunachalee. If god
anytime questions me where to be born again, I would prefer Arunachal infinite times.
For me our state is a heaven on earth. I have been to various places where there
are lots to see and many advanced technology yet unknown to us, but every places
I went lack people like we are. I am not distinguishing humans based on colour or
religion but rare do you find simple hearted person like us elsewhere, but it’s not
their fault. Life is very hard to survive for them. Here if we see in reality all
of us have better living than many people of different states or countries. But if
you are greedy for money, you won’t be satisfied how much you get. Now the real topic
of my letter is that slowly there have been lots of changes in the mentality of our
people thanks to mass media. But there is lots of ongoing wrong use of the same,
say for e.g through internet world became small and so did human mentality. Some
of our educated persons are setting a wrong example for future citizen; they are
starting debate which might break our brotherhood among the various tribes. Media
gives you power that has no limits but you have to use it in a right way. What you
write or upload is seen by the world and remains longer than your last breadth, so
write and upload which you can justify even if you are dead. Complaining about something
wrong is always right but confessing something wrong of yourself in masses is the
symbol of truth and honest. Some complain of waste thrown here and there but does
not see his own part in it. To change something it’s not always through complain
but through an example you set for the changes you seek.
Lots of people complain about the administration, engineers and politician but they
forget the part they took in making them do this. You might say all of them do wrong
things for their personal needs or luxury but so does you. Youngsters shall follow
you for our state’s all round development and fight till the end if you prove you
can sacrifice your personal luxury for the cause. All political parties are busy
spreading misdeed of each others. We see that all politicians, whether in power or
off are owners of uncountable property so who is right. And the public who makes
hue and cry seeking development are the real culprit, just because no one votes for
free. Election is a mela where you find lots of politicians with various types of
stall and you get what you want for free of cost. So it would be my humble request
to all our fellow Arunachalees that our state is a place to be proud of, so our sense
of brotherhood, respect and love among the various tribes should remain intact no
matter how many times someone try to break it up.
Mass media is a responsible tool so let’s use it wisely. While complaining about
any other person, please include examples of your good deed for the same cause. Lastly
we can change system or make a new one if we fight and vote free and fair. If no
one is capable of leading us let be one as there is scarcity of honest and truthful
politician in our state.
Alvish Zoot Naharlagun
Road at the mercy of rain
Tezu-Hayuliang-Walong road is the only roadways connecting the Lohit Valley, Anjaw
District. It is the lifeline of the people of Anjaw. The slide point at Tiding has
become a callus corn, as it keeps the communication disrupted with the onset of monsoon
every year. After every moderate rain or a heavy shower the district gets cut-off
from the rest of the country leaving the residents in a state of awe and uncertainty.
There is a long list of suffering such as shortage of ration commodities, suspension
of Dak, effect on Banking, sundry communication problems faced by students and life
risk of patients who need medical treatment at Tezu, Digbrugarh or elsewhere. The
govt and private tours have to be cancelled or postponed due to disrupted commu-nication.
It is horrible to imagine the helplessness and tension of the students who have to
go to different places to seek admission in colleges or to appear in examination.
No doubt, it impedes the normal life in the district including the govt, offices
and educational institutions.
The defence services also depends on this single road. Can we imagine the fate of
the people of this district in particular and the country as a whole, if any untoward
incidents occurs at the border?. Un-fortunately no permanent solution has been found
so far. I hope the concerned agency (BRTF) will take a serious note of it and work
out a concrete solution of this problem in the days to come.
Govt. Ilr. Sec. School,
Official encroaching dept land
In the last few decades, the state has witnessed rampant land encroachment, and West
Siang HQ Aalo is no exception. Once a planned town, today it has not a single plot
left even for recreational purposes.
Earlier, Aalo had all the potential to be developed into a model town; however, it
has taken a beating in recent times. The children’s park near Sipu colony, the general
ground area, the Paktu Banggo area, the higher secondary school complex, etc, have
all been encroached.
Interestingly, it is not only private individuals who are engaged in land grabbing
- most of the government officers are also involved.
Take for instance the civil power complex in Gour Hill, on the outskirts of the town.
Within months of assuming charge, Assistant Engineer Power (civil), has been engaged
in rampant earth-cutting in the premises of the government quarters allotted to him.
Interestingly, most of the dwellers in the complex are aware of the encroachment
and damage to public property, but they aren’t initiating any action. The officer
is attempting to encroach on the plot for which the rent is being paid by the department
to the state government since 1992.
Although the state government and the district administration have banned earth cutting,
it has been going on for the last few months. It would not be inappropriate to say
that people, especially government officers, should strictly adhere to the laws of
the land. Indeed, they should show the way to the general public.
The senior officials, including the executive engineer (civil), Aalo civil division
and the superintendent engineer (Jengging civil circle) have failed to protect government
land. Hopefully, the senior department officials, especially chief engineer (hydropower,
eastern zone) will not fail the people and the department.
It is also expected that the district administration will carry out spot verification
of the area and take stern action against the erring officer.
A concerned citizen,
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