December 12

2nd Nyari Welly Memorial Football Tournament

Capital Complex enter final

ITANAGAR, Dec 11: Capital Complex stormed into the final of the 2nd Nyari Welly Memorial State Level Football Tournament defeating Papum Pare 2-1 in the first semifinal played at RG Stadium, Naharlagun today.

CCSC started the match in a promising note taking the lead in the 14th minute of the play through goal from their star striker Techi Amin. However, PP managed to restore parity with a brilliant free kick by Techi Jurmin just before the first half in 34th minute.

The match was taken to extra-time after both the teams failed to break the deadlock in regulation time.

CCSC scored the winning goal in 5th minute of the extra time through Techi Amin.

Kurung Kumey will meet East Kameng in the second semifinal tomorrow at 2 pm.


28-member state Judo team for 59th National School Games announced

ITANAGAR, Dec 11: Arunachal Judo Association (AJA) has announced a 28-member Judo team for the 59th National School Games, 2013-14 (Boys & Girls) to be held in Delhi from January 2 to 8. The players have been selected on the basis of the selection trial conducted by AJA under the chairmanship of Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy Principal Tabia Chobin in presence of PTI, Directorate of Education, GoAP L Sokun Singh assisted by AJA joint secretary Yum Pangkhu and Executive Member Dari Lokam.


AACWA reiterates demands

ITANAGAR, Dec 11: The All Arunachal Contractors’ Welfare Association (AACWA) has reminded the state Govt to fulfill its assurance on its six-point charter of demands. The demands, according to the AACWA,  include relaxation EMD 2 per cent to 1 per cent for tribal contractors, stop deduction of 1 per cent income tax from tribal contractors, stop direct participation of company or manufacturer for procurement of life saving medicines at Director of Health Service and stop advance works system under SPA,TFC and other centrally sponsored schemes.  

The Association further said that it had suspended its proposed 1st phase of  bandh call for one month after the assurance from chief secretary and political secretary to chief minister on  November 11. It demanded early steps for fulfilment of the  demands  and to avoid phase-wise bandh call.

The Association also demanded that chief secretary should direct  all working agencies that SPA and other centrally sponsored schemes should be done after inviting open tenders/NIT, so that eligible contractors be selected and quality work be maintained.

It further demanded the law enforcing authority  to strictly implement the Supreme Court verdict on use of red beacon light.


Grievances of Mon region are genuine: PPA

ITANAGAR, Dec 11: Stating that the grievances of the Mon region are just and genuine, but unfortunately, the Congress command at Centre sees the issues as trivial and not in the interest of the country’s security of its frontiers, said Nikh Kamin, PPA president while blaming the Congress leadership for playing around with the sentiments of Mon region. He urged the people of the region to teach Congress a lesson in ensuing Parliament and Assembly Elections for, it said, repeatedly befooling them with aspirations of sell rule and better governance.

Reiterating its earlier stand  vis-à-vis Patkai and Mon autonomous Council the party President stated that the mainstream political parties will never have time to think and analysis the problem of the tribals. Kamin stated further that the New Delhi based parties like Congress and BJP will never want a prosperous and autonomous region like MAC & PAC for fear of Chinese annexation of these territories.

According to PPA since the Mon region is frequently claimed by China as part of their lost territory as it is therefore in the fitness of things that the region should be even more developed so that the people of the region do not feel alienated.


Essay competition on dengue

KOLORIANG, Dec 11: The Kurung Kumey District Vector Borne Disease Control Programme Society conducted essay competition on Dengue and its prevention” at Nikja Middle School, Koloriang yesterday. Nangram Karung of Class VIII, Nikja Yalar of Class VIII and Yumlam Tagik of Class VI secured 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize respectively.

Tayo Nada, incharge DVBDCPS also spoke on vector borne diseases and its preventive measures and  appreciated the initiative and cooperation given by the  teachers of Nikja ME school led by its headmaster Tadar Amar. DIPRO


‘There should be no discrimination in visa to Indians’

New Delhi, Dec 11:  Against the backdrop of China issuing stapled visa to two archers from Arunachal Pradesh recently, government today said it has been conveyed to the neighbouring country on several occasions that there should be no discrimination against visa applicants on grounds of domicile and ethnicity.

Replying to a question in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur said the issuance of visas by India and China is guided by the provisions of an MoU on simplifying visa procedures signed by the two governments in June.  "Government's position that there should be no discrimination against visa applicants of Indian nationals on grounds of domicile and ethnicity has been clearly conveyed to the Chinese government on several occasions and at the highest level," she said.

Two young women archers from Arunachal were prevented from boarding a China Southern Airlines flight at Gandhi International Airport here two months back due to stapled Chinese visas. PTI


PPA flays state Govt for ‘lawlessness’

ITANAGAR, Dec 11: People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) today flayed the  Congress-ruled state Govt for ‘lawlessness and total chaos’ in the state.

Pointing out the report of Congress MLA -cum-Parliamentary Secretary along with his supporters intercepting the Government officials and burning documents related to revision of electoral roll of Kurung Kumey district, the PPA Secretary General Dr  Ashan Riddi said “it has given evidence that Congress party is using muscle power.” Such act is shameful on the part of the ruling party, the party said.  

“How long the people of the State should suffer such lawlessness and total chaos in the State,” the party question and demanded that  the Congress Government should own collective responsibility of such act of their own legislator and voluntarily tender resignation immediately.


BJP team reaches Pangin

ITANAGAR, Dec 11: The 15-member state BJP team today reached Pangin on its fourth leg of ‘Sarhad Ko Pranam Yatra’ and visited the bereaved family members and relatives of former Mandal president late Tabin Taki.

The team led by president Tai Tagak and national general secretary Tapir Gao paid homage to the departed party leader at his ‘Samadhi’ at Pangin along with party workers and leaders of Pangin-Boleng on their way to Tuting-Gelling in Upper Siang district.

Meanwhile, the party in formed that “Run for Unity” will be organized throughout the state to mark the birthday of Sardar Ballabh Patel on December 15.


Tribute to Kharteng ASM

LUMLA, Dec 11: Parliamentary Secretary (Civil Aviation) Jambey Tashi who is also Lumla MLA visited the residence of late Tashi Lungten, who lost his life in a tragic road accident on Dec 7. Along with the PRI members and public leaders of Lumla, the MLA paid tribute to late Tashi Lungten, consoled the  family members  and assured assistance to his wife.

Born in 1986, Lungten graduated from Mysore University in the years 2010 and was recently elected as the Anchal Samiti Member (ASM) of Kharteng village in Lumla. Lungten is survived by his wife and a son.

“I have no words to express my condolence to his family for the heartache they have to overcome. With his demise, I have lost a brother, a friend and a sincere leader. He will always remain in our hearts”, said Jambey Tashi while expressing shock over the sudden death of a young and promising leader of his constituency. (From  Nima Khenrab)


Tagung calls on Union minister

NEW DELHI, Dec 11: Arunachal Pradesh Bamboo Resources and Development Agency (APBRDA) Vice Chairman Yora Tagung has called on Union Minister of State for Rural Development Pradeep Jain here  today.

During the discussion the minister asked them to submit different project proposals to his ministry and also promised to sanction the proposals in coming days  for Arunachal Pradesh, according to a release.

The APBRDA VP Vice chairman said that unemployment problem will be reduced to some extent after  the sanction of the  projects and it will also lead to the development of  Arunachal Pradesh.

On invitation, the minister promised to visit Arunachal in the coming new year.


Entrepreneurship development programme

ZIRO, Dec 11: National Youth Project (NYP) is organizing a series of Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) at Hapoli, Ziro, Lower Subansiri District. All the programmes were being sponsored by Development Institute Branch, Union Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises. First programme of the series was formally inaugurated by Pranab Das, In-charge Branch MSME, Itanagar along with H.P. Biswas, President National Youth Project and Rishi Seth of MSME, GOI on December 10.  The EDP including industrial motivation campaign for upcoming entrepreneurs will continue for 14 days.

Another programme ESDP (Entrepreneurship & Skill Development Programme) on fancy cloth bag making for 20 candidates began from  Dec 10 to  January 25. Altogether 66 candidates are participating in the training programme.

Later in the month of December another series of programme will start at Ziro on woolen garments, beautician and photography and videographer for the unemployed youths of the locality.


2nd Christmas Premier League Football Tournament

Quarterfinal from Dec 13

ITANAGAR, Dec 11: In the ongoing 2nd Christmas Premier League Football Tournament 2013 being held at IG Park here, the teams Gandhi Park FC, Tagung Neri FC, Senki Park Youth Association FC, Chimpu Youth Football Club FC, Jiyo Aur Jine Do, Taring FC and VV FC have entered the quarter final to begin from December 13 next.


Blood donation camp conducted

ITANAGAR, Dec 11: A voluntary blood donation camp was observed at HDFC bank in collaboration with General Hospital, Pasighat on December 5 last. Staffs of both the organizations actively participated in it.

Many voluntary donors were registered and 13 units of various blood groups were collected during the camp.




The name of the winner of the 1st inter-school extempore speech competition published on December 11 edition of this daily under heading “Yoma organizes extempore speech competition” was wrongly mentioned as Mimeng Apang which should be read as Mimum Apang of Kingcup Public School. The inadvertent error is regretted.


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Review meeting of WCD department

Minister calls for effective implementation of schemes


ITANAGAR, Dec 11: Two days annual review meeting to review the schemes of the Department of Women and Child Development like Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Employment of Adolescent Girls (RGSEAG) - SABLA, Indira Gandhi Maternity Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY) etc. was held at Banquet Hall on Dec 9 and 10.  

Addressing the participants in the review meeting, WCD Minister Newlai Tingkhatra informed that his department is implementing so many important programmes and schemes  for social and economic empowerment of women and ensure holistic development and protection of children through a host of policies, legislations, programmes, schemes and awareness generation activities.

He instructed all officers for constitution of all committees at district, block and village level by 15th January, 2014. He further said all Anganwadi Workers and Helpers should be covered under Anganwadi Karyakartri Yojana. The Deputy Directors and CDPOs and other field functionaries should undertake periodic and surprise visit to assess the ground realities, the minister said adding that convergence meeting with line departments like health services, PHE and RD  etc. should be organized regularly at project and district level.

The minister further said that all kinds of reports and returns sought from the government should be furnished in time bound manner so that the decision making process should not hamper. Implementation of various Acts and policies should be ensured.

Tingkhatra also requested all officers to work with utmost sincerity and with a missionary zeal for holistic empowerment, development, protection and welfare of women and children of Arunachal Pradesh and pave the way for the development of the State. He hoped that this review meeting will have a meaningful outcome for the better and effective implementation of the various schemes and programmes of the department.

Earlier, Dr.  Shalini Verma, Secretary (WCD)  in her key note address categorically stated that ICDS is one of the most holistic community outreach programme. “This is a noble department because vulnerable sections of the society like children (0-6 years), pregnant and lactating mothers and adolescent girls which constitutes 70  per cent of the total population are addressed through the department. Dedicated and sincere service towards children and women makes better society, she said. While replying the problems raised by some of the CDPOs during two days marathon meeting, she suggested ways and means to solve their problems. She instructed all Deputy Directors and CDPOs to improve the functioning of their office and data reporting.

The meeting was attended among others by R.T. Riba, Director (WCD), Joint Director, Deputy Directors and Child Development Project Officers.

On  the 2nd day the Chief Secretary also joined the meeting in evening session and advised all officers of the department to work hard with missionary zeal. He stated that for effective and proper implementation of ICDS scheme, all should take it in mission mode. The meeting ended with the vote of thanks by R.T. Riba, Director (WCD).




Tuki exhorts missionaries to contribute in maintaining peace

ITANAGAR, Dec 11: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki called upon the church and missionaries to contribute in fostering peace, enabling the government to lead the state on the path of overall development.

Laying the foundation stone of the Sacred Heart Church here at Papu Nallah today, which is expected to be one of the biggest Catholic Churches in the capital, Tuki lauded the Catholic community for showing the path of peace and communal harmony and expressed hope that the Church will continue to guide the people on the right direction as preached by all religions.

Terming peace as a prerequisite for development, Tuki reiterated his commitment to create job opportunities for one lakh youths in the current five-year plan and appealed Catholic organisations to help by engaging youths in self-employment.

He observed that various institutions run by the Catholic Church can equip unemployed youths with vocational trades that will help them in self-employment in the long run.

While expressing his gratitude to the Church, Tuki expected that the next generation would learn a moral lesson from the institution and channelise their energy in purposeful activities to give a right direction to their lives.



State to host 4th eNorth East Award Summit

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Dec 11: Arunachal Pradesh will host the 4th edition of eNorth East Award 2013 summit to be held on December 13 next here. It is being organized by North East Development Foundation (NEDF) & Department of Information and Technology, GoAP. The objective for the award summit is to create an ecosystem of best information communication technology (ICT) for development practices in North East India including Sikkim. The first eNorth East Award Summit was held in 2010 in Guwahati.

Informing this to a host of media persons at press club here today, lead partner NEDF Syed S Kazi said, “33 finalists from various states of North East Region will showcase their project to vie for the award which recognizes best practices in as many as 12 categories including governance, service delivery, education, health, social enterprise, commerce and business.”

He informed that the finalists for the award were screened from 53 nominations received from various participants across the region.

Secretary, IT, Gaken Ete while saying that Arunachal Pradesh lags behind in terms of connectivity expressed hope that the advent of Information Communication Technology (ICT) will be beneficial for the state.

“We need to exploit the potential of IT in the state,” he urged.

Foreseeing the future of Arunachal as the hub of technology, he called on all the stakeholders to come and participate in the programme.



State Govt to extend full sponsorship to cadets from Arunachal in NDA: Governor

ITANAGAR, Dec 11: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma announced that the State Government will extend full sponsorship to 10 cadets from Arunachal Pradesh in the National Defence Academy. He made the announcement while commemorating the Golden Jubilee of the 29th course of NDA, to which he belongs to at National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, near Pune, Maharashtra on Dec 9.

The Governor expressed his confidence that this initiative of the State Government will encourage youth of the State to join the premier institute of the armed forces as officers.

Recalling his joining to NDA in 1963 on the occasion, Governor said that he along with many others came from a different social, economic and regional canvas but it never came in the way of anything meaningful as they mingled, played, fought, trained hard and went through the grind together to come out of the NDA melting pot in a distinct mould.

Stating that NDA has immensely contributed to the nation as the premier joint training institution and reposing his faith in the present establishment of NDA, Governor said that the cadets will live upto the standards set for them and do the country proud. Adding that NDA continue to be centre of excellence in producing leaders for the Indian Armed Forces, Governor hopes that more and more youth, especially from Arunachal Pradesh join the institute.

Earlier, Governor led his course mates in paying respect to the martyred officers of NDA in the ‘Hut of Remembrance’.



Namsai sub-divisional library inaugurated

NAMSAI, Dec 11: Newly constructed building for sub-divisional library Namsai was inaugurated today by Namsai MLA Nang Sati Mein in the presence of Deputy Commissioner, Lohit Rajiv Takuk, Director of Public Libraries J. Borang, SP, Lohit, T. Amo, Nilima Kumar, ADC Namsai.

Speaking on the occasion, Nilima Kumar informed that the library building has been constructed by the department of Urban Development under SPA fund at the tune of Rs. 14,92,500.

In her inaugural speech  Nang Sati Mein highlighted the importance of reading habit and asked the students to take full advantage of the new library as the Library was specially dedicated to the children. She also emphasized on everyone to inculcate the good habit of reading books. She offered a sum of Rs. 2 lakh from her MLALAD fund for purchasing reading materials.

Deputy Commissioner in his speech asked for quality while selecting books for the library.

T. Amo stressed in his speech that librarian should update himself so that he can guide the users and suggested measures to attract readers to the library.  J. Borang assured all kinds of helps to develop the existing library to the level of District Library and sought help from local administration for the purpose in future. Chow Zingnu Namchoom, President DCC also spoke on the occasion. He also requested the Director, Public Libraries to post sufficient Library Officials for efficient and smooth functioning of the library.



C-DAC’s workshop on health care knowledge system

ITANAGAR, Dec 11: Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Kolkata today conducted workshop on health care knowledge system at the conference hall of the State Hospital, Naharlagun to highlight the increasing and highly beneficial use of computer and software techniques and knowledge for rendering better health services in Arunachal Pradesh.

Explaining about the system, C-DAC scientist Goutam Kumar Saha informed that C-DAC’s knowledge engineering R&D product on eHealth- “Health Care Knowledge System” aims at empowering public with health care knowledge.

Saha,  who is also the joint director of  C-DAC,  said the Concept Maps based ‘health care knowledge system’ software is available through internet while the software Kiosk has already been installed in major medical colleges and hospitals and community health centres in all the eight North Eastern states including Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun and Rama Krishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar.

Saha added that it is the web-enabled concept map based health care knowledge system that provides organized healthcare knowledge toward quick understanding of disease symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Thousands of pages of medical, healthcare information have been transformed into about 350 pages of semantic networks and concept maps showing important health objects and its relationships. He said such cognitive engineering software product is very new in India for better and faster knowledge dissemination and understanding.

He also said that through the system, people would meaningfully learn about health care topics such as knowledge about body’s organ systems, vitamins, minerals, cleanliness and symptoms of health problems or diseases and their prevention, diagnosis, treatment and diets etc. C-DAC Kolkata has distributed the software free of cost among all the participants of the workshop. C-DAC team members including Sandeep Kumar, project engineer and Manish Saha, project assistant were also present on the occasion.

High officials of the state government have also shown keen interest to introduce the CDAC’s health care knowledge system in all districts.

The workshop was attended by the Director of Health Services, Directors of Family Welfare, DIT, Chief Medical Superintendent, doctors of State Hospital and Rama Krishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar and IT professionals.



Consumer awareness campaign held

ITANAGAR, Dec 11: Papum Pare district unit of Department of Legal Metrology and Consumer Affairs organized a consumer awareness campaign at Akash Deep Shopping Complex here today to make people aware about consumers’ rights.

Addressing the gathering, councillor (Ward No. 13) Techi Mema requested buyers/customers to spend a few minutes in checking the declaration, such as date of manufacture, price, expiry date, printed on the package and other terms and conditions while hiring any services before making payment. She hoped that shopkeepers located in various sectors of capital complex would adhere to the provisions of Legal Metrology Act and Rules.

Narrating his experiences as a consumer and also as a representative of the administration, EAC J Bomjen requested the people to make their buying decision after obtaining proper information of the products and services. While asking the traders to duly renew their trading licenses, he urged the people to take delivery of petrol, LPG etc. after ensuring proper weighment and obtaining receipt/ cash memos.

Delivering his address as resource person, Supriyo Chakraborty, representing the HQ of the Department urged the business community to adhere to the laid down norms and regulations. Stressing on the theme “Traders and Consumers: Fostering and Strengthening Trust," he urged the people to get informed and to minimise the gap between traders and consumers in strengthening mutual trust. He also appealed everyone to cooperate with the Govt. and to come forward with their grievance at appropriate forum.

Likha Yach Debia, ILM, Naharlagun requested the media friends to come forward with their help and support in strengthening the consumer movement in the state.

On the occasion, Likha Yach Debia, ILM, Naharlagun and Taba Tabin, ILM Itanagar, demonstrated on various aspects of the law and ‘Dos and Don'ts’ on the part of consumers, explained in detail about LPG and its expiry, delivery through Dispensing Pump, correct usage of weighing and measuring instruments and also the provisions of Packaged Commodities Rules, Consumer Protection Act, 1986, Legal Metrology Acts and Rules.

The meeting was attended by Councillor (Ward No. 12) Yumlam Minu and a large number of people representing cross-section of the society including public leaders, Govt. officials and traders.



Meeting on Yamne stage-IV survey & investigation works held

YINGKIONG, Dec 11: Under initiative of the Upper Siang District Deputy Commissioner L. Borang and his team of district officers comprising SP, DMO, DDSE, DIPRO including SDO Marying and EAC Geku a public meeting was held at Jeru village yesterday.

Deputy Commissioner Borang advised and appealed the people of the circle to allow survey investigation for work of the project without inflicting any disturbance to the executing company to avoid law and order problems to maintain peaceful and conducive environment to speed up the developmental works in the area.

Touching upon the campaign against drugs and narcotics the Borang asked the people to pass him information about any person selling drugs and narcotic item and cautioned that legal action as per law will be initiated against the person if such persons are brought to his notice.

The Superintending Engineer HPD, Er. A. Miyu dwelt at length about the benefits and advantages of the affected villagers of the proposed project and status about the facilities to be given to the affected people which would possible only after conducting public hearing and the real work in progress.

Tage Habung SP, Dr. Kaling Dai DMO, Talem Paron DDSE and O. Pertin DIPRO also spoke about the necessity and benefits of the hydropower generation and ill affects of consumption of drugs and narcotics.

The representatives of the respective villages in their speeches unanimously agreed that they would allow the executing Hyderabad based company to continue their survey investigation works of the proposed Yamne Stage-IV project in peaceful and successful manner. In regard to anti drug and antinarcotics campaign all the village speakers informed that the people of the area have totally banned the opium cultivation in the area since last year but expressed serious concern over the continuance of cultivation of opium garden in some pockets of the district and informed that sale of opium comes from outside the district and the state as well.

The EAC Geku Boni Lego, GBs, PRIs of Katan circle comprising Padu, Sili, Jeru, Pongging and Sibum attended the meeting. DIPRO



Burning of electoral documents condemned

CEO urged to publish final electoral roll

ITANAGAR, Dec 11: Condemnation over burning of electoral documents of Kurung Kumey district near Hawa Camp recently are pouring in from various political parties and Panchayat leaders.

Taking serious view of the incident, the Kurung Kumey district unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in a release said that this particular unlawful act committed allegedly by a legislator of the ruling Congress government is a big slap on the face of the chief minister and a big blow to the Congress party in the state.

“This act has directly exposed the ill intents of few elite members of the party and the State Government,” the district BJP unit said in a release.

The party feared that the day is not far when monocracy will take over the reign of the state.

It urged the law enforcing authority and the state government to initiate legal and disciplinary action against the perpetrator(s) of the crime in order to prevent recurrence of such incidents in the future.

Condemning the act of burning electoral documents in their strongest term, some ZPMs of Kurung Kumey district, in a joint representation, have urged the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Arunachal Pradesh for early publication of the final electoral rolls of the district.

“Since supplementary copies or relevant documents of electoral rolls are still available with the EROs concerned the CEO should approve for publication of the final electoral rolls,” their representation to the CEO has said. “The EROs, who don’t have available supplementary copies or relevant documents should be directed to call re-hearing,” they suggested.

Demanding immediate arrest of the culprit(s) involved in the incident, the ZPMs further urged the CEO to set up an inquiry committee to find out the real cause of the entire episode.

The 21-Koloriang Indigenous People Movement today sought recommendation from the Speaker of Legislative  Assembly to arrest a Parliamentary Secretary for his alleged involvement in electoral roll burning incident at Hawa camp, Kimin on 9th December last. It said that the entire electoral roll of Kurung Kumey district was burnt down during the incident.

The organization appealed to the Speaker to recommend for immediate arrest of the Parliamentary Secretary considering the nature of offence.

Meanwhile Nyobia Youth Association of Nyobia circle condemned the incident and demanded for exemplary punishment to the culprits involved.



Lohit VKV introduces cross-breeding through artificial insemination

ITANAGAR, Dec 11: The Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Momong in Lohit district has initiated artificial insemination (AI) with improved Jersey and Sahiwal bull semen first time at Lohit district to cross the local cattle for production of higher milk yielding cross-bred animals and the programme has already been started.

Exotic breed Jersey and indigenous based Sahiwal are well known for its high milk yielding capacity, good draught ability with better survivability in agroclimatic zone. The cross with local cattle will improve both the milk yield and draughtability of next generation animal.

A total of 21 cows have already been inseminated at Lekang and Chowkham circle of the district. Under the said programme a good number of infertility camp are being organized to find out the anoestrus animals and treated them  with  bio-technological  interventions (Induction/Synchronization of oestrus) to make them oestrus and subsequently inseminated. The recent bio-technological interventions are applied to the post-partum anoestrus animals to achieve a calf in every years as the local cows generally gives one calf in 1.5 – 2 years. Simultaneously training cum demonstration programmes are also conducted to train the allied extension personnel of the district to improve their skill on the technique as well as to the farmers to make aware and popularize the technique.

Dr. Binod Kr. Dutta Borah and Dr. Santosh Kumar (SMS, Animal science) are being associated with the programmes under the supervision of Dr. Debasis Sasmol i/c Programme Coordinator.



Writ petition filed against Govt

ITANAGAR, Dec 11: Ninety seven persons residing in capital complex under the leadership of Capital Complex Land Affected Peoples’ Forum (CCLAPF) chairman Takam Dari Sojik have filed a writ petition against the Government of Arunachal Pradesh for non-issuance of formal land allotment order and pass book, mortgage and land possession certificates by the Deputy Commissioner, Capital Complex, Itanagar.

According to a release by the CCLAPF chairman, the petitioners are aggrieved by non- issuance of formal land allotment order and pass book by deputy commissioner Sanjay Goel despite repeated instructions and communications made by the Land Management Department, GoAP, conveying the approval for land allotment to the petitioners.

Taking cognizance of the matter, the Gauhati High Court, Itanagar Permanent Bench have admitted the case for hearing and issued notice of motion which is made returnable on January 28, 2014, he said.

Before filing the writ petition, every effort was made by the CCLAPF earlier on several occasions to convince the DC to comply with the clear-cut government instructions regarding above matter, but to no avail, he added,

The release stated that Govt. have cancelled formation of any committee for Land allotment (vide its order No.LM-21/2005 dated 30th April 2012) and subsequent instructions issued from Secretary (Land Management) (vide No. LM-20/2010(Vol-I) dated 27th Nov’2012 & recent letter No.Secy(LM)11/2013/33  dated 6th Dec’2013) for immediate issuance of land allotment which have been duly approved by the government.

“However, surprisingly, a Committee has instead been constituted by Goel for field verification of all land related files which is a complete violation of Govt. Order/ Instructions and is creating unnecessary harassment to the genuine applicants and is a major revenue loss for the state exchequer also,” the release alleged.

It also informed that necessary field verification, etc. has already been done by the competent authority before the approval of respective land allotment cases by the government.



Workshop on personality development

ITANAGAR, Dec 11: Resource persons from Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellency run by Ramakrishna Mission, Hyderabad conducted a short term workshop on Development of human personality for  the students of Class X to XII  at VKV Itanagar yesterday.

Prof. Sumita Roy, Chairperson, BOS, Dept of English Cum Director of OUCIP, ACAS and Canadian studies, Osmania University, Hyderabad and her sister Chandrima Roy jointly took the classes on how to develop willpower and how to manage time in our life  which are the two important aspects of human personality. Students should learn listening, speaking, reading and writing skills from their school days onwards to become a good communicator. They said that self motivation and determination to choose and act the  right thing in life always  will help to develop will power.

Prof. Sumita Roy explained the various incidents from the life of Swami Vivekananda who was an embodiment of will power.

Rev. Swami Vishweshanandaji, Secretary Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar was also present in the workshop. He motivated the students to manifest the divinity within them by following Dharma-the righteous way of living.  

Kr. Sohom Sachidananda Gupta, Class-X, Kum. Honya Dakpe, Class-XII, Kum. V.K. Chaitanya, Class-VIII are some of the students who also shared their experiences in the workshop. 160 selected students attended the programme.

Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar and Vivekananda study circle, Naharlagun jointly organised the programme in the school.

In a separate press release, the organizing Secretary of the committee for the 150th Birth Anniversary Celebration Swami Vivekananda said that as a part of year-long celebration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, the Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar and Vivekananda Study Circle (VSC), Naharlagun jointly organized the second phase of the motivational seminar on Human Excellency & Personality Development for the school students with the theme “Shape your Personality” at Vivekanada Kendra Vidyalaya, Nirjuli, Kendriya Vidyalaya, NERIST, Nirjuli, Vivekanada Central School, Itanagar and Vivekanada Kendra Vidyalaya, Chimpu today.

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Let us wait and watch

Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling that red beacon light can only be used by high dignitaries holding constitutional posts while on duty is a welcome news for the ordinary citizens of state. The court passed the order on a PIL filed by Uttar Pradesh resident Abhay Singh on misuse of red beacon. A bench headed by Justice G S Singhvi asked the Centre to issue a fresh list of people eligible for using red beacon on their vehicles and asked the government to amend the rule within three months.

The apex court ruling is a big relief for the people of this state who are tired of VIP culture. The street of capital complex and district headquarters are filled with vehicles belonging to so called VIPs. All these vehicles fitted with red beacon are blatantly misused. Even those govt officials uses red beacon that are not authorized. The police and concern authorities have totally failed to check the illegal use of red beacon. After this new ruling by Supreme Court it will be interesting to see whether authorities will crack down on these illegal VIPs in the days to come.

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Are they students or goons?

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily I wish to draw the attention of the authorities against rowdy students. On 7/12/13 I was traveling from Naharlagun to Nirjuli. After travelling few kilometers, I saw a huge crowd gathered near highway. I was interested to know what was going there. Then the tempo driver said, “Kaam nahi hai yaha ke student ko jo bhi non APST dikhe aise hi marta hain”. Then I saw 3 students in school uniform beating a pedestrian. I don’t know what was the reason for which man was beaten up? The students were so brutal and were beating that helpless man like anything. Everyone was standing there and was just enjoying the show. No one dared to stop them. There was blood was all over his face and I think he became unconscious. Students were also using abusive words while beating him.  Then one of the traveler said- “Student Nahi Gunda Hain, School Aise Hi Jata Hain Kya Sikhata Hoga”.

I really felt bad at that time. Students who are called backbone of a nation, society, a boon for mankind and servant for humanity are called goon nowadays. I am not condemning anyone neither I am trying to say that everyone are alike. I am just highlighting the fact that is not revealed. Because of the mistake of couple of members the entire student community is blamed.

Today people are not scared of rogue or crook element rather they are much afraid of terror of students. If this is the present situation of our society, I hope all of you know the future consequences very well. We will live in a society full of goons.

This is not the only incident, there are many other such instances when our fellow brothers hailing from other states have been treated so badly.

We say that we are living in a civilized society and are against every crime. But from that incident I don’t think we are.  The onlookers were not civilized as they didn’t raise any voice against the crime that was happening in front of their eyes. The students were not civilized either. Even me, I was not acting like civilized citizen because everyone including myself kept silence and did not tried to intervene.


Tenod Raji Tamin




Passing through miserable time

Dear Editor,

I on behalf of SSA teaching fraternity would like to express our misery and sorrow in the column of your esteemed daily. We are struggling to meet our day because we have not been paid our salary for last many months.

Being a teacher we don’t have any other source to meet our livelihood other than getting salary. We are facing immense misery and sorrow in this Christmass and New Year time. It is the time when people celebrate with friends and family members. But in case of us we are tense and have no money to spend. My earnest request is that please release our salary in this festive month, so that we can at least spend some amount on our children and family members like other people do.


Tao Chada







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