ITANAGAR, Aug 19: In a rare surgery, 50 tumours were successfully removed from a
woman's uterus at Rama Krishna Mission Hospital in Itanagar on August 15 by a surgery
team led by senior Gynaecologist, Dr Posting Bayang.
In her 30s, the patient from Arunachal was reportedly suffering from heavy and painful
menstrual bleeding for several years, leading to anaemia. She also has had multiple
blood transfusions. Reportedly, she had consulted various medical institutes and
doctors, including NEIGRIHMS in Shillong and was advised to undergo hysterectomy,
a medical procedure to remove all or part of the uterus.
It was informed that on investigation she was found with multiple tumours in the
uterus known as myomas and the decision for surgery was crucial and risky at the
same time since the patient is young. The team successfully conducted a three-hour
myomectomy surgery to preserve her fertility. The patient was later discharged from
IPPBs for rural Arunachal by end of year
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: The Indian Postal Department is all set to launch the India Postal
Payment Bank (IPPB) by the end of this year to cater to the rural populace of Arunachal
Pradesh in line with regular banks.
Informing this during a release of special postcards at the Itanagar Head Post Office
on Saturday, Regional Director of Postal Services, Som Kamei said that the Government
of India envisions to open 650 branches of IPPBs across the country, with 47 branches
in North East India and nine branches in Arunachal Pradesh.
The IPPB headquarter is expected to be launched in Itanagar by September-October
and in the entire state by the end of the year.
A technology driven project under the Government of India to bring rural areas closer
to the Digital India initiative, these IPPBs would initially provide almost all banking
facilities, barring credit cards and loans for the time being.
Postman services would also be utilised to provide doorstep banking facilities to
the rural masses.
Currently, post offices work under the Ministry of Finance as an agency, but these
IPPBs would be under the Postal Department and be manned by professional bankers.
Earlier, releasing the 21 postcards under 'Enchanting Arunachal Pradesh', the DPS
said that it was an endeavour of the Postal Department to highlight the tourism aspects
of Arunachal Pradesh and would also serve as a souvenir for visiting tourists. The
postcards are priced at Rs 5 a piece, while the set of 21 postcards would come at
a price of Rs 105.
Pema calls on President
NEW DELHI, Aug 19: Chief Minister Pema Khandu, accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister
Chowna Mein and State BJP President Tapir Gao called on President Ram Nath Kovind
at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday and congratulated him on being elected the
President of India.
In his interaction with the delegation, the President expressed concern over the
flood situation in Arunachal Pradesh. He conveyed deep sense of condolence and prayed
for the lives lost in the landslide at Laptap village. The President also assured
to visit Arunachal within this year on a suitable event as assured earlier in his
last visit to the state on July.
Stating that he would rise above party politics and that his effort will be to take
every state in the country towards prosperity, the President advised the leaders
from Northeast to work in unison in promoting the region under the Prime Minister's
'Act East Policy'. (CMO)
‘Irregular power supply affects Smart Classes’
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: TGT, Mohendro Mitkong informed that irregular power supply is the
main hurdle in the way of conducting regular Smart Classes in the school.
Speaking during a parent-teacher association meeting at Government Secondary School
Kiyit on Friday, he highlighted the advantages of Smart Class teaching using K-YAN
projector cum computers, adding that it creates interest among the students with
latest updated teaching aids and knowledge.
He said that GSS Kiyit conducts smart class on regular basis, but rued about the
irregular power supply.
Further, Headmaster, Abong Lego said that, 'good coordination between teachers and
parents is vital for improving academic performance of the students'.
The Headmaster also explained about the importance of Aadhaar cards and bank accounts.
Parents from villages like Kiyit, Ngopok, Borguli, Seram and Namsing also gave feedbacks
and suggestions during the meeting.
DC issues action against illegal hawkers
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: The Capital Administration has issued an order to take necessary
action against illegal hawkers in the Capital Complex.
The Deputy Commissioner noted that various illegal hawkers selling balloons and other
knick knacks are roaming within the Capital Complex and creating nuisance for residents
and commuters on the highway.
He directed circle officers Moyir Kato and Dr Heera Panggeng to take necessary action
against such illegal hawkers as per various provisions of law, including deportation
from the Capital Complex.
The Superintendent of Police has also been directed to provide police personnel as
and when required for such evictions and deportations.
Crackdown on kutcha latrines and pigsty
PASIGHAT, Aug 19: The East Siang District Administration has started crackdown on
illegal construction of pigsty, kutcha latrines and broiler poultry houses within
Pasighat township area to maintain a clean and hygienic atmosphere.
Stating that construction of such pigsty, kutcha latrines and poultry houses create
a dirty and unhygienic atmosphere in Pasighat Township, the District Administration
in an order asked the public as well as government employees to remove such constructions
from their respective residential areas, government quarters and private residential
Such constructions are mainly observed in areas from Pane Korong source to Siang
confluence, at various government residential quarters, private residential houses
and commercial establishments, the administration said, adding that violators of
the order will be booked and action will be taken against them as per law.
Meanwhile, East Siang Deputy Commissioner Tamiyo Tatak has issued another order putting
a temporary halt on conduct of firing practice at Ranaghat firing range near Dangoria
Baba Mandir from August 19 to September 7 in view of the ensuing Solung Festival.
Arunachal receives e-governance award for e-ILP
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: The Indian Express Group has conferred the e-governance award on
Arunachal Pradesh for the "e-Inner Line Permit (ILP)" project implemented by the
Department of IT & Communication under the 'Outstanding Technology Project for Connecting
the Unconnected' category.
Receiving the award on behalf of the state government on Saturday during the Express
Technology Sabha at Goa, IT&C Commissioner Special Secretary, Prince Dhawan said
that this is a huge motivation for the IT Department. The e-ILP will truly boost
the tourism scenario and open up the economy of the state to newer and exciting possibilities,
The Technology Sabha Editor's Choice Awards/Recognitions for Excellence in e-Governance
are presented to the most innovative and effective projects that have demonstrated
excellent usage of technology for creating maximum impact with respect to demonstrating
Under the e-ILP project, the web portal www.arunachalilp.com provides visitors to
apply and obtain the mandatory inner line permit online from anywhere in the country.
Students attend legal awareness camp
YINGKIONG, Aug 19: A day-long legal awareness camp was organised by the Upper Siang
District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) for the students of Government Girls Residential
School on Saturday to sensitize them regarding schemes available under legal aid
services and various provisions of law.
Addressing the participants, Secretary DLSA, Mary Kamsi briefed about the programme
and schemes available under legal aid services and urged them to avail its benefits.
Resource persons Dubom Tekseng and Dipi Tasing spoke on topics like, Protection of
Women Against Domestic Violence Act, 2005; Concept of Sec 125 CrPC; Arunachal Pradesh
Victim Compensation Scheme, 2011; Access to Justice for all under Legal Service Authority
Act, 1987;POCSO Act and Juvenile Justice Board.
Meanwhile, the Arunachal Women Helpline (WHL) conducted a door to door awareness
campaign at Model Village, Naharlagun the same day to generate awareness regarding
violence against women and government sponsored women empowerment schemes.
During the campaign, the WHL team distributed pamphlets and explained to the public
about the function and objective of the helpline.
Disbursement of TAH compensation for L/ Subansiri soon: DC
ZIRO, Aug 19: Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner, Kemo Lollen has assured that
re-assessment of Trans-Arunachal Highway undertaken by three different committees
of Ziro,Yachuli and Raga shall be stopped henceforth and disbursements of compensation
will begin at the earliest.
The DC was addressing a meeting held in his office chamber on Thursday last with
the representative of the All Lower Subansiri Trans-Arunachal Highway Land Affected
People's Forum (ALSTAHLAPF) regarding early disbursement of compensation to the affected
Apprising the members regarding pros and cons of the land acquisition system and
causes for delay in according sanction by the MoRTH, the DC further said that a block-wise
list of affected people will be furnished for wide publication before disbursement
Earlier, the affected people's representative had appealed to the DC to forgo the
re-assessment undertaken by three different committees of Ziro, Yachuli and Raga
saying that it is causing undue delay in the compensation process. They also submitted
a representation regarding early disbursement of compensation without any delay,
giving August 23 as deadline.
The ALSTAHLAPF has further appealed to all NGOs and individuals of the district and
state not to dilute the issues relating to Trans-Arunachal Highway in Lower Subansiri
district as the affected peoples' forum is looking for early construction of highway.
It asked the authorities not to entertain appeals or letters from any organization
or individual regarding the highway in Lower Subansiri district.
Indo-China Doklam standoff
Flights Of Fantasy
[ M Panging ]
The Doklam standoff between India, Bhutan and China started on June 16, 2017 and
the face off continues after 67 days. The Doklam plateau is located at the tri-junction
of India, Bhutan and China near the Sikkim border. Doklam is a disputed area between
Bhutan and China. India's intervention is due to the 1949 Indo-Bhutan friendship
treaty. The 1949 treaty has recently been superseded by the Indo-Bhutan Friendship
Treaty of 2007. The issue has been on the boil with allegations and counter allegations
from both sides.
India shares 4000 km border with China. For decades there have been many border disputes
along this border. The major disputes are in Kashmir, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.
There are smaller issues in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. In Kashmir, 38000 square
km of Indian claimed territory in Aksai Chin is already under Chinese control. China
and Pakistan are building strategically significant China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
which links Xinjiang province of China and Gwadar port in Pakistan. A major portion
of the road passes through northern Kashmir and Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. In the
eastern sector, China has been claiming majority of Arunachal Pradesh as its territory
calling it Southern Tibet, and now the Doklam standoff in the Sikkim-Bhutan-China
tri-junction. Readers may recall that Sikkim was a separate kingdom and joined India
only in1975 after a request by the Sikkim Government and a referendum.
China cannot be compared with Pakistan. China is a major world power with a very
robust economy and a very large, motivated military. Though China also has many disputes
with other nations like Vietnam, Philippines, Japan, Taiwan etc, China has a robust
indigenous military industry and manufactures majority of its aircraft, ships, submarines,
tanks, weapons and ammunition. India imports majority of its aircraft, ships, submarines,
tanks, weapons, ammunition and is dependent on other nations for weapons and ammunition.
India and China has already fought one war in 1962. Many rivers of Arunachal Pradesh
and India originate in China. Strategists and policy makers should understand that
China is a different kettle of fish. It is rhetoric based on hubris when the Indian
Army chief announced recently that the Indian Army can handle a two and half front
war. Even the mainstream India media is playing a jingoistic role adding salt to
The rhetorical statements by senior officials and politicians need to be moderated.
The dispute needs to be resolved by diplomatic methods. Any war will put back both
India and China by at least 20 years. Historically, there is a tendency to look down
at the Chinese. Even in 1962, India followed a Forward Policy leading to disastrous
consequences. It seems the present leadership is again adopting a Forward Policy
without adequate soul searching about own capabilities. As a nation, we cannot base
our policies depending on claims of support by other nations. History shows that
most supporting nations will not commit their forces in case of an actual conflict.
It is imperative to have the capability and strength to fight and win our own battles.
In the Arthashastra, our great strategist Chanakya stated the Mandala concept in
300 BC, that two neighbours can never be friends. He also gave many ways of resolving
conflicts. Our leadership also needs to adopt and follow some Chanakya Niti. Unlike
places like Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata, Arunachal Pradesh is a border state and would
be the battleground state. Some veteran Arunachalese who have experienced the scary
and bad times of 1962 are still alive. The national leadership needs to understand
that Arunachal may be the battleground, but the bigger weapons will fall some place
deeper. Belonging to a border state, Arunachalese need to be more circumspect and
pragmatic. War occurs when diplomacy fails. Time for some genuine Indi-Chini, Bhai-Bhai!
(The writer is a retired Group Captain of the Indian Air Force)
Government extends GST return filing date to Aug 25
NEW DELHI, Aug 19: The government on Saturday extended till August 25 the last date
for filing returns and payment of taxes under the GST regime after the GSTN portal
faced technical issues because of a huge rush.
Earlier, the cut-off for filing maiden GST returns for July was scheduled to end
on Sunday, August 20, which explained the heavy traffic at 'www.gst.gov.in'.
But the portal suffered technical glitches as it was unable to take the load. The
government has now extended the deadline by 5 days.
In a statement, the finance ministry said: "The GST Implementation Committee, consisting
of state and central government officers, has taken a decision to extend the last
date for payment of GST for July 2017 to August 25, 2017."
It said certain flood-hit states as well as Jammu and Kashmir had sought an extension.
For taxpayers who have to claim credit for past taxes paid by filing form TRANS 1,
the last date for returns will be August 28.
"In order not to face any last moment technological difficulty in submission of returns,
all taxpayers are requested to kindly file their return well before 25th / 28th of
August 2017 and not wait for the last date," the ministry said.
Since today morning, traders across the country experienced difficulties in filing
returns and uploading GSTR 3B on the GST Network portal -- the company mandated to
build the IT backbone for the new indirect tax regime.
GST Network took to twitter, saying, "The GST portal is experiencing some issues.
Kindly try after some time."
The filing of maiden GST returns for July commenced on August 5.
As the trouble surfaced, the website of 'gst.gov.in' ran a scroll: "We are experiencing
slowness and are working to improve the response. Please bear with us."
Under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, which was implemented from July 1,
businesses are expected to file monthly tax returns.
While 72 lakh assessees of the old indirect tax regime have migrated to the GST Network
portal, nearly 50 lakh have completed the migration process.
Enhanced pay scale for army doctors
NEW DELHI, Aug 19: Enhanced pay scales for medical officers and specialists in the
Army have been approved by the government.
"Govt approves enhanced pay scales for OIC (Officer In- charge Polyclinics), medical
officers and dental officers to Rs 75,000 and all specialists to Rs 87,000 for the
first year and Rs 1 lakh for the second in ECHS (Ex-servicemen Contributory Health
Scheme) polyclinics wef (with effect from) from August 17.
"ECHS is looking forward to quality doctors and dedicated care of veterans and their
depen-dants," Additional Directorate General of Public Information, Indian Army,
tweeted yesterday. (PTI)
Gidii Yameng, Chimpu BN Ane register easy wins
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: Gidii Yameng and Chimpu BN Ane on Saturday registered easy wins
over their opponents Sisang Angong and Chandranagar Ane respectively in the Itanagar
Solung Festival Football Tournament.
Tason Saroh scored four goals and Taga Karpuk one in Gidii Yameng's 5-2 victory over
Siasang Angong at DNGC playground.
Bakin Tamut and Oge Megu were the scorers for Sisang Angong, and Tason was adjudged
player of the match for his excellent four goals.
Chimpu BN Ane also trounced Chandranagar Ane 5-0.
Solung United FC Veteran beat Banggo United FC 2-0. Kaling Tatin and Tahang Tatin
scored one goal each for the winning team. Taniber Jerang was adjudged player of
Adi Mising orgs provide relief to flood-hit Assam
RUKSIN, Aug 19: A joint team of the Adi Mising Baane Kebang (AMBK), ABK (WomenWing)
and Takam Mising Poring Kebang (TMPK), led by AMBK secretary Okom Yosung on Saturday
visited flood hit areas of Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts and distributed relief
items among the affected people.
The team met flood affected villagers in Gogamukh Phulbari and Rotua of Dhemaji and
Pohumara areas of Lakhimpur areas and distributed over 20 quintals of rice, besides
cloths, buckets and cash.
Earlier, the joint team rushed to Laika-Dhodia area in Upper Assam and helped the
flood hit tribal families with cash and kind.
The AMBK (Assam-Arunachal Joint Committee) sources informed that their joint efforts
of relief distribution would reach to flood affected families of Majuli next week.
APRB organizes financial literacy camp
RUKSIN, Aug 19: The Ruksin branch of Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank (APRB), with support
of NABARD organized a daylong financial literacy cum credit recovery camp at Ruksin
office on Saturday.
APRB Branch Manager Mita Dev elaborated the procedure of opening bank accounts under
Prime Minister Jan Dhan Yojana and the importance of linking of Aadhaar number with
bank accounts for Direct Beneficiary Transfer (DBT) system.
She advised the account holders not to assign or authorize other persons in financial
Informing that huge amounts of money granted under credit schemes have been lying
un-recovered, the banker appealed to the leaders and GBs to help the institution
in recovering the credit amounts.
Ruksin Anchal Chairperson Aruni Jamoh, Ngorlung GP Chairperson Monuj Taying and other
PRI leaders raised queries on management of APRB and its ongoing financial schemes,
which were cleared by the branch manager.
The bank branch earlier conducted such financial literacy camp at Bilat- Bamin village
in Ruksin sub-division in May this year.
The camp was attended by Panchayat leaders and gaon buarhs and public leaders of
Ruksin area, besides officials of Ruksin Block Development Office.
Science awareness cum communication prog
KIMIN, Aug 19: Kimin SDO J Padung inaugurated a two-day science awareness cum communication
programme at Government Higher Secondary School auditorium on Saturday.
In his inaugural address, Padung said science and technology have made life easier
for communication, but advantages and disadvantages of the technology depend on its
utilisation. He lauded the Science and Technology Department for organizing a first
of its kind event in a grand way.
He also called upon the faculty members, students and parents to preserve the environment,
apart from maintaining good health and sound mind.
The two days programme includes poster making, drawing, painting and essay competition
on science and technology.
Suspension order revoked
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: The Director of Postal Service, Arunachal Pradesh Division has
revoked the suspension order of P P Sharma, then Post Master of Chowkham SO with
effect from August 16, 2017, with recommendation of the review committee and approval
of the competent authority, according to an official order issued by Director Postal
Service, Arunachal Pradesh Division.
KVKs celebrate World Honey Bee Day
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: World Honey Bee Day was celebrated by various Krishi Vigyan Kendras
(KVKs), highlighting the importance of bees in crop production.
KVK, Tawang celebrated the day at Kitpi village, involving the farmers.
All the KVK staff along with the ADO of Kitpi circle visited the village and encouraged
farmers to take up apiculture as a source of income generation.
KVK, Changlang celebrated the World Bee Day in its office premises at Jairampur.
The Subject Matter Specialist from the kendra demonstrated methods of bee keeping
and taught how a farmer’s economy can be enhanced through it.
Pollination is needed for plants to reproduce and bees are important pollinators,
the farmers were taught.
The programme was followed up by a farmer- scientist interaction.
World Honey Bee Day was also celebrated by Tirap KVK with various programmes.
KVK training, New India Manthan
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Anjaw conducted a training programme
of Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav (MGMG) on poultry farming for livelihood improvement in
the rural community at Supliang village on August 17 and 18.
The subject matter specialist in Animal Science of the KVK imparted knowledge to
farmers on poultry housing, feeding, vaccination and rearing management, including
He informed the farmers about five major diseases in poultry, namely IBD, ranikhet,
CRD, fowl cholera and fowl pox, which can be prevented through regular and routine
vaccination and supplementing nutrient deficiencies.
In total, 28 birds were vaccinated against ranikhet disease using lasota and R2B
strain vaccines, depending upon the age of the birds.
The training was attended by rural youths, farmers, farmwomen and goan burahs.
KVK, Upper Subansiri observed and organised New India Manthan- Sankalp Se Siddhi
in Rijo conference hall on Saturday, where local MLA Dikto Yekar appealed to the
farmers to take up technological farming practices with great interest.
Upper Subansiri DC, A K Singh advised for better cooperation between farmers and
officials to work together, and assured to ensure proper implementation of the schemes
released under the New India Manthan.
SMS Agriculture Extension, Topi Riba gave a presentation on 'Doubling Farmers income'.
She critically examined and explained the possibilities of doubling farmers' income
through various possible scientific interventions, knowledge and farming practices.
The programme was attended by Agriculture and allied HoDs, PRI members and 74 farmers
from various villages of the district.
Mass social service
NAHARLAGUN, Aug 19: A mass social service was organised in D-Sector area (Ward No-22),
Naharlagun on Saturday.
Participating in the social service, local MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary, Techi
Kaso appealed to all to take part in cleanliness drives. "It is the responsibility
of everyone to make their surroundings clean", he said.
IMC Councillor Tarh Pacho, students, tempo/auto drivers and local residents took
part in the cleanliness drive.
Match result 9 Warriors Football Tournament 2017
Toko Prem and Om Pachi win in 9 warriors
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: Toko Prem FC trounced Borum United FC 5-0 in a one-sided match
in the 9 Warriors Football Tournament 2017 at the KV-2 playground here on Saturday.
Regio Tapu and Niktar Bhai scored three and two goals respectively in TPFC's win
against Borum United.
In other match, Om Pachi FC beat Degio Welfare Society FC 2-1. Tagio Raju and Sanjay
Yangpo scored for the winning team. The only goal for the losing team was netted
by Kento Loya.
There will be five matches held on Sunday,which include Longotia yaar FC vs Government
Secondary School Chimpu;Saket Boys vs Chimpu Ward No. 1 FC;Yangda Brothers FC vs
Itanagar SC;Dassang Brothers FC vs Sanglo Putung Young Generation FC and Kipa Kasung
FC vs All Nyobia Sangram Youth Association FC.
Volunteers paint daily market area
ROING, Aug 19: The volunteers of I-clean Roing, joined by ADC Chestha Yadav painted
the Roing daily market to beautify the area on Saturday. The day was also marked
by donation of 30 T-shirts to the volunteers by AAPSU Convener Togeh Meopla.
ASC and TUFC win in Abotani Cup
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: Arunachal SC (ASC) and Todo United FC (TUF) won their respective
matches in the U-17 Abotani Cup 2017 played on August 19.
Arunachal SC beat Huto English School with 3-1 goals, where Kipa Talo scored all
the three goals. Later, he was adjudged man of the match.
Taba Tager scored the consolation goal for Huto English School team.
Todo United beat Next FC 3-0 in the second match.
Tailyang Cosy,Ratan Osen and Tami Nani were the scores. Ratan Osen was declared man
of the match for his performance.