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February  - 18


Antony to visit NE states to review security

New Delhi, Feb 17: Against the backdrop of China's rapid military modernisation in Tibet, Defence Minister AK Antony will visit the northeastern states for two days from Friday to review the security situation and infrastructure developments ordered there by the government.

Antony will be accompanied on the trip by the army chief, General VK Singh and Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar.

"Defence Minister AK Antony will be going on a two-day visit to the northeast beginning tomorrow to review the security situation there and the progress of infrastructure development," a defence ministry spokesperson said in New Delhi on Thursday.

Antony will be visiting Tezpur and Chabua in Assam, Rangapahar military station in Nagaland, Kibithu in Arunachal Pradesh and Leimakhong in Manipur during the visit. All these places have witnessed increased deployment of the armed forces in the recent years.

India last year based a frontline Sukhoi SU-30 fighter squadron at Tezpur to shore up its aerial offensive measures and there are plans for another Sukhoi squadron at Chabua too, both facing China. Tezpur is also home to the Indian Army's 4 Corps.

Under the Rangapahar-based 3 Corps, a new mountain division with about 15,000 troops has been raised to boost the army's mountain warfare capabilities. Another mountain division, under the command of 4 Corps, has been raised at Leimakhong in Manipur. The army has also raised a new regiment called the Arunachal Scouts in Arunachal Pradesh.

Antony is expected to visit these new formations of the army and the air force to review their deployment and operational readiness, apart from going to the forward areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China in Arunachal Pradesh.

China has been claiming the whole of Arunachal Pradesh as its territory. On Wednesday, Antony said India was "not unduly worried" over China's military modernisation, though the neighbour's defence budget was a matter of concern.

"Modernisation of China's armed forces and its ever increasing military spending is a matter of serious concern. But we are not unduly worried because what we need to do is we have to modernise our own armed forces," he told reporters here. Source


DoNER minister calls for introduction of DMU train in NE

ITANGAAR, Feb 17: Union Minister of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Bijoy Krishna Handique has appealed to the Ministry of Railways for introduction of Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) trains in nine sectors of Northeast Frontier (NF) Railways in the upcoming Railway Budget for 2011-12.

In a letter to Minister of Railways Mamta Banerjee, Handique underlined the importance of the sectors in the light of boosting rail connectivity in the Region.

Handique said,  “despite the best efforts of the Government, the communication within North East and between various important towns of the region is far from satisfactory. Heavy dependency on road transport, which is not free from disruption, has not only strained the road infrastructure but also resulted in large number of road accidents resulting in loss of invaluable human lives and property. In this background, the services of DMU in NF Railways came as fresh breather at an opportune moment”.

Handique appealed for the Introduction of DMU Services between Tinsukia – Mariani – Jorhat, Jorhat – Dimapur – Nagaon, Guwahati – Goalpara, Goalpara – Bongaigaon – Kokrajhar, Lakhimpur – Tezpur, Tezpur – Guwahati, Agartala – Dharmapuri ( Tripura), Silchar – Dharmapuri (Tripura) and Lumding  to Silchar.

The minister emphatically pointed out the importance of each sector in order to  ensure Intra Regional Connectivity in inter-state border areas, maximize outreach to the agrarian communities in remote parts of the region, enhancing connectivity to tea garden belts, flood affected areas and isolated belts under Bodoland Territorial Council, increase tourist traffic to scenic areas in Barak Valley and Tripura, among others.

The Centre had last September announced an ambitious project for linking all capital cities in the Northeastern states with railway network at an estimated investment of Rs 17,000 crore by the year 2016. Handique had said the Ministry of Railways will implement the project, will be completed by 2016 provided the state governments concerned ensure early handing over of the land required for it.

The project was proposed in the Vision Document 2020, a blueprint for overall development of the region, which was released by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the year 2008. The Ministry of DoNER is the Delivery Monitoring Unit for the Project of Gauge Conversion of Lumding – Silchar, Arunachal – Jiribam, Badarpur – Kumarghat from Metre Gauge Line to Broad Gauge encompassing 368.1 kms of railways with an estimated cost of 3909.49 Crores.


Union demands Govt steps to curb violence in Tirap

ITANAGAR,  Feb 17: Expressing serious concern over the  prolonged battle  between the NSCN  factions which has crippled the normal life of common people in Tirap, particularly at Khonsa, the All Tirap District Students Union (ATSU) urged the state Govt to take immediate step in order to  ensure safety and security of lives and properties of the citizens.

Raising question over silence of the Home Minister and MLAs of Tirap district,   the Union said the common people of the district become sufferer today due to ineffectiveness of the administration to tackle the situation.

The Union after having a threadbare discussion on tense situation in Tirap in a meeting on Feb 15  decided to organize a general meeting on Feb 20 and also take out a mass rally at Khonsa town the same day. It has appealed to all the public, MLA’s of Tirap, Govt. officials and students to attend the meeting on general ground, Khonsa to pin point the situation and its solution and discuss about other problems.


Miscreants loot  Congress leader, APCC seeks intervention of Admns

ITANAGAR, Feb 17: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee has condemned the looting incident at Satrong Nallah in between Hollongi  and Balijan under Papum Pare District on February 14 last. In a statement the APCC informed that a group of four unidentified masked miscreants equipped with arm in the name of NDFB snatched away the licensed 12 bore SBBL gun  and rounds of live cartridges (owned by Nabam Tarin of Hollorlgi village) and money from the parked car of PCC general secretary Byabang Nukh at Satrong Nallah  on that fateful day. The miscreants demanded Rs. 5 lakhs in order to return the snatched gun and further threatened Nukh  with death, the APCC further infromed.   The APCC appealed the administrations of both the states to seriously view the incident and  take immediate necessary steps to make a congenial atmosphere in the border areas

APCC said Nukh is a very simple person and such life threatening incident to a dedicated and sincere person is very surprising. The Pradesh Congress committe added that such incident not only creates misunderstanding between both the sisterly states of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam but also hampers in maintaining the cordial relation and its peaceful co-existence.

Recalling the bilateral treaty signed in-between the. Nyishi and Bodo communities few years back at Itanagar with a resolve to  maintain peace  and  tranquility in the border areas and to stop any kind of threatening  and extortions,  the Congress party also reminded the humanitarian gesture of the  Congress Govt during the communal tension prevailed in the Bodo territory in Kokila-Hollongi area in the year 1983-84.

The APCC urged the NDFB, if it has done the heinous crime, to confine their  democratic movement in their own territory and not to harass the innocent people of Arunachal Pradesh, as the people of Arunachal have nothing do with such movement.

APCC also appealed the Bodo Sahilya Sabha and Bodo intellectuals/leaders to diffuse such incident in order to maintain the cordial relation between both the communities.


JE assault case: Pario regrets

ITANAGAR, Feb 17: MLA Takam Pario has regretted over the alleged assault on a junior engineer K S Nair.

Pario in a statement said that he had called on the Arunachal Pradesh Junior Engineer Welfare Association (APJEWA) fraternity for discussion on the matter at Donyi Polo Ashok, Itanagar today in response to alleged assault on  Nair at the construction site of Assembly building on Feb 13 and discussed the issue with the representatives of the APJEWA and reached at a conclusion.

He said ‘ I am extremely regretful that if I hurt the sentiment of Nair and the sentiment of Arunachal Pradesh Junior Engineer Association and also to the other engineer fraternity of the state. Actually I have no intention to hurt the sentiment of any individual or groups”.

‘I also welcome and invite other engineer fraternity and other organizations and  I am ready to have discussion with them on the issue as they could not turn up with the APJEWA’, he added.

In a letter to APJEWA  president he further said “I am always there to cooperate with your fraternity in every walk in  greater interest of the state”.


Itanagar HC bench gets its website

ITANAGAR, Feb 17: The Gauhati High Court Itanagar Permanent Bench has launched its website - ghcitanagar.gov.in in its premises here today.

Justice Madan B Lokur, the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court launched its website in a simple function. He also inagurated the E- KIOSIK Machines, a case related machine where the advocates and litigants can find any case related information.

The programme was attended by all the lawers, Judges, staff members and media persons. DIPR


Dabi’s resignation demand baseless and unfounded: APCC

ITANAGAR, Feb 17: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has strongly refuted the statement of the Chairman of Arunachal Citizens’ Right (ACR) demanding resignation of Home Minister Tako Dabi over the stand-off between the two factions of NSCN in Tirap.

ACR in a statement yesterday demanded the resignation of HM saying that the minister has completely failed to protect the interest of Arunachalee citizen in Tirap.

APCC further said that Tako Dabi is the only person, who visited Tirap district after assuming  the charge of HM. His activeness, prompt action from time to time to maintain peace  and tranquility in the state is well known to all, the Congress party said. The APCC also condemned the statement of ‘un-recognized NGOs’ demanding the resignation of HM accusing him of favoritism, nepotism and making illegal appointments of Head Constables.

It said the Department has constituted a committee to conduct the interview. Accordingly, the department concern has done the recruitment fairly on the basis of merit.

The party further said the demand for HM’s resignation  is concocted and politically motivated.

APCC urged upon NGOs to refrain themselves from  leveling such ‘baseless and unfounded’ statement with ulterior motive against ‘such a clean  and straight forward person like Dabi.  He Congress party also urged them to concentrate in the works for the welfare of the society as per the NGO’s guidelines and bye-laws.


Wanchos celebrate Oriah

ITANAGAR, Feb 17: The Wanchos of Tirap district celebrated the Oriah  with great joy and traditional fervour on Feb 16.

Speaking as chief guest at Longding Oriah celebration, ADC N.Wangsu, while greeting the people, described the significance of the festival and exhorted the people to zealously guard their traditional culture. He said that Oriah fosters peace, unity and love adding that it was the moral duty of the Wanchos to preserve, protect and promote their rich culture as culture is their identity.

Guest of honour  Y. Lukham, Longding ZPM in her speech urged the women folk to come out from their self-created cocoon of miseries and explore the big world outside which is full of avenues. She said that Wancho women must not restrict themselves to kitchen and  jhum land but compete against their male counterpart like in other districts where women have achieved success in all fields. She further said that religion and culture were two different entities and cautioned not to mix them.

Local MLA Thangwang Wangham in his Oriah message from Itanagar while extending his greetings to the people, regretted his inability to participate due to pre-occupation. Folkdances and feast marked the day.

At Pumao, a remote circle headquarter, Tirap DC W.Lowang  graced Oriah celebration as chief guest. In his speech he asked the people to preserve their culture at the same time take active part in the process of development. He  also assured of all possible help from his side. While at Wakka DMO S.Ronya participating as chief guest in his speech appreciated the Wanchos for successfully preserving their culture and asked them to give utmost importance to education as no development can take place without education. He also urged the people to desist from indulging in opium addiction and participate in Tirap’s march to progress and prosperity.

Colourful folkdances both modern and traditional marked the day long celebration. DIPRO


Project on work culture’

ITANAGAR, Feb 17: Department of Political Science, Rajiv Gandhi University will be the nodal department to carry out the project on “work culture in police department in Arunachal Pradesh”. The project is expected to be completed within four months.

The decision was taken in a joint meeting held at RGU today which was attended by In-charge RGU Vice Chancellor, faculty members of department of political science, administrative officers of  RGU and Police Officers including DIGP (HQ) DC Srivastava, Superintendent of Police (Crime/SIT) Tusar Taba, SP Papum Pare Nabam Gungte.


Enforcement officers urged to work sincerely

ITANAGAR, Feb 17: Department of Legal Metrology & Consumer Affairs conducted a review meeting amongst the Enforcement Officers here today.

Appreciating the functioning of the department both at HQ and in the field level, the Administrative Secretary of the department Ajit Srivastava called upon the officers to be more sincere and dedicated in discharging their duties and responsibilities. He advised the field officers to submit reports and returns reflecting the department activities in specified time schedule for onward compilation of the reports and submission to the Govt.

He also urged the district functionaries to furnish details of data relating to consumer cases to HQ for onward uploading of the consumer case details in the consumer website and assured to look into the basic problems faced by the officers in field activities.

Earlier, Controller of Legal Metrology G. Dirchi appealed the officers to act as a cohesive unit and to rededicate themselves for further improvement of the department so that the department could attract attention of both the public and the Govt.

He further urged the officers to go through the details of the newly formulated Legal Metrology Act, 2009 and the Arunachal Pradesh Legal Metrology (Enforcement) Rules, 2011.

During the technical session, a presentation on the new Legal Metrology Act, 2009 and the Arunachal Pradesh Legal Metrology (Enforcement) Rules, 2011 was made before the officers.


Ramdev visits Tawang

Meditation is way to self- realization: Ramdev

TAWANG, Feb 17: Braving the inclement weather,  Yog Rishi Swami Ramdevji  visited Tawang today.

He visited Tawang War Memorial and Monastery before arriving at Kalawangpo Hall to address the public in the one day Yog Vigyan Shivir.

While addressing the public he said that his motto is to see the people of the country free from all kind of disease with the help of Yoga.

He appealed all to have a healthy body and healthy mind. Service to mankind, self control and meditation is the way to self realization, he added.

Also, one has to perform their duties dedicatedly for building the nation strong, he stressed.  With the dedicated service and cooperation with the people  the nation will become powerful in the world, the added.

Ramdev said that he has special attachment for the people of Arunachal Pradesh as they are very peace loving, religious and dedicated towards nation building.

He also paid homage to the martyr of 1962 Indo-China war and hailed the services of army jawans.

He also demonstrated some of his famous Yoga steps during discourse.

Earlier, Abbot of Tawang Monastery, Rev. Guru Tulka Rimpoche speaking on the occasion said that the yoga has a special reference in Buddhism. He appreciated Ramdev on reviving the age old art of yoga practices in a more scientific way.

Despite heavy snowfall, huge crowd gathered at the Kalawangpo Hall to have glimpse of Baba Ramdev and attend the programme. DIPRO


‘Lightning is an atmospheric discharge of electricity accompanied by thunder’

Lightning hit plant at RGU campus on Feb 16.

ITANAGAR, Feb 17: A lightning of medium intensity hit a plant (Turpinia pomifera) outside the Rajiv Gandhi University Teachers Association building on Feb 16 at around 6. 55 pm. The plant with about 13 meters height has been completely damaged by the effect of lightning. The 2nd and 4th Semester students of Geography escorted by Dr. Gibji Nimachow, Assistant Professor visited the spot and collected some information and deliberated on the concept of lightning and its occurrences.

The location of the plant was 27 08’ 52” N latitude and 93 46’ 11” E longitudes at an altitude of 242 meters above mean sea level. This information has been collected using Global Positioning System (GPSMAP 60 CSx) available in the department.

Lightning is an atmospheric discharge of electricity accompanied by thunder, which typically occurs during thunderstorms, and sometimes during volcanic eruptions or dust storms. In the atmospheric electrical discharge, a leader of a bolt of lightning can travel at speeds of 220,000 km/h (140,000 mph), and can reach temperatures approaching 30,000 °C (54,000 °F), hot enough to fuse silica sand into glass channels known as fulgurites which are normally hollow and can extend some distance into the ground. There are some 16 million lightning storms in the world every year.

Lightning can also occur within the ash clouds from volcanic eruptions, or can be caused by violent forest fires which generate sufficient dust to create a static charge.

How lightning initially forms is still a matter of debate: Scientists have studied root causes ranging from atmospheric perturbations (wind, humidity, friction, and atmospheric pressure) to the impact of solar wind and accumulation of charged solar particles. Ice inside a cloud is thought to be a key element in lightning development, and may cause a forcible separation of positive and negative charges within the cloud, thus assisting in the formation of lightning.

Lightning can occur with both positive and negative polarity. An average bolt of negative lightning carries an electric current of 30,000 amperes ("amps") — 30 "kilo Amps" (kA), and transfers five coulombs of electric charge and 500 mega joules of energy. Large bolts of lightning can carry up to 120 kA and 350 coulombs. An average bolt of positive lightning carries an electric current of about 300 kA — about 10 times that of negative lightning.

The voltage involved for both is proportional to the length of the bolt. However, lightning leader development is not just a matter of the electrical breakdown of air, which is about 3 megavolts per meter (MV/m). The ambient electric fields required for lightning leader propagation can be one or two orders of magnitude (10-2) less than the electrical breakdown strength. The potential ("voltage") gradient inside a well-developed return-stroke channel is on the order of hundreds of volts per meter (V/m) due to intense channel ionization, resulting in a true power output on the order of one megawatt per meter (MW/m) for a vigorous return stroke current of 100 kA. The average peak power output of a single lightning stroke is about one trillion watts — one "terawatt" (1012 W), and the stroke lasts for about 30 millionths of a second — 30 "microseconds".

Lightning rapidly heats the air in its immediate vicinity to about 20,000 °C (36,000 °F) — about three times the temperature of the surface of the Sun. The sudden heating effect and the expansion of heated air give rise to a supersonic shock wave in the surrounding clear air. It is this shock wave, once it decays to an acoustic wave is heard as thunder.

The return stroke of a lightning bolt follows a charge channel about a centimeter (0.4 in) wide. Different locations have different potentials ("voltages") and currents for an average lightning strike. In the United States, for example, Florida experiences the largest number of recorded strikes in a given period during the summer season, has very sandy soils in some areas, and electrically conductive water-saturated soils in others. As much of Florida lies on a peninsula, it is bordered by the ocean on three sides. The result is the daily development of sea and lake breeze boundaries that collide and produce thunderstorms. (Contributed by Dr. Gibji Nimachow, Sanjay Deuri, Class Representative, 4th Semester and Genden Tsering, Class Representative,2nd Semester)


Free health check up camp for orphans

ITANAGAR, Feb 17: As a part of inter-state program, Jhil Takking Society (JTS) has organized a orphanage health care programme at Jivan Jyoti Children’s Home, Koilamari village in North Lakhimpur, Assam on  Feb 16.  The programme was sponsored by Emmanuel (BTM) Hospital, Naharlagun and inaugurated by Boria Yabang, Chairman, JTS. A team of special doctors conducted a free health check up of all the residents of the orphanage under the programme.

A presentation was done for the children for adopting the healthy food habits & life style among them.

During the program, the children were also provided special mosquito nets, fruits, etc as a supplementary nutritional support to them. Chandra Magar, coordinator of JTS inaugurated the “Maina Parijat Sora” (a program by children of the orphanage) where all children took part and interacted with  the doctors.

JTS as a small FNGO, implements projects on health  and  development. It’s motto is social growth and stability through empowerment of women by using health and education as the tools of human resource development.


Awareness campaign on RD schemes continues

Model village Belo looking for Niramal Gram Purasakar

ITANAGAR, Feb 17: Bello village in Dumporijo sub-division of Upper Subansiri District is very much optimistic to get the prestigious “Niramal Gram Puraskar” for sanitation soon.  

Belo is considered as one of the model village so far government schemes’ implementation is concerned. During the awareness campaign yesterday organised in the Belo village by the Directorate of Field Publicity, Arunachal Region, its inhabitants and PRI leaders confided that their Basti is doing a lot with the help of Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) of the government to construct low cost toilet for each and every household.

Taking advantage of the scheme, 14 out of 34 household of Belo are about to complete the construction of toilet. Rest of the motivated villagers are very much willing to do the same very soon. In the first session of the campaign, Anachal Samiti member Damgi Yinyo said that Belo people will try to get the “Niramal Gram Puraskar” and for that they are not only constructing the toilets but also concentrating on whole component of sanitation and cleanliness.   

While participating in the programme, Damgo Belo, the Head Gaon Bura of Belo said that villagers are much more aware about the necessity of sanitation and other schemes. This awareness was visible in the quiz competition organised by DFP on MNREGA and TSC/NRDWP wherein almost all question were correctly replied by all section of the villagers.  

As a part of the five-day long awareness campaign, this was the second but first programme in the village. Dinesh kumar, Dy. Director, DFP, Arunachal Region and resource person from DRDA & PHED also addressed the campaign.


DC Visit Seba Village

SEPPA, Feb 17: In continuation to his tour, East Kameng District Deputy Commissioner Tope Bam along with HoDs of the district visited Seba village to address the grievances of the villagers recently.

While responding to the memorandum of pubic requesting to take up with the govt. for de-reservetion of their area from Papu River dividing their village Seba 8 KM towards the hilly mountain of the Pakke Tiger reserve forest which was notified by the govt as Gamme sanctuary on 28th March, 1977 and there after notifying as Pakke wild life Sanctuary and finally notifying the same as Pakke Tiger Reserve  on 3rd April, 2002, the DC assured the public to take up the case in a very effective manner with the appropriate authority for further necessary action.

After verifying the area physically along with the HoDs of the district, it was found that the main area of activities of the villagers of Seba are falling within the Pakke Tiger Reserve and seems to have notified as Tiger Wild Sanctuary in the year 1977 without the prior consent of the localities.

DC also urged villagers to maintain their age-old traditional culture which is the identity of their survival.

He further said that evil practices of the society should be abandoned but in the same time suggested them to continue the traditional practices of the society to cop up with the passage of time.

The DC also explained the roles of HGBs and GBs as village authority and also asked them to administer justice to the people in time by exercising the power as magistrate, police and judicial authority. He also advised the PR leaders and village authority to maintain cordial relation for over all development of the area.

Earlier, the  DC inaugurated the intermediate Panchyat Resourse center building.  Kego Essi, PD, DRDA, Kirba Sowra, EE, PHED, representative from education department accompanied the DC during the visit. DIPRO .


Agri scientists visit SHG farmers field

ITANAGAR, Feb 17: A team comprising of A. Kirankumar Singh, SMS (Agronomy), Dr. S.P. Singh, SMS (Plant Protection) and Goutom Bhagawati, Technical Officer (Agromet) visited the Self Help Group (SHG) of Upper Nyobom village to monitor and evaluate the FLD programme on pulses and oilseeds and Mushroom cultivation on Feb 15. The SHG has cultivated the Pea var. Azad Pea-1 and Rapeseed var. TS-38 and Oyster Mushroom.

The team found the SHG is working sincerely and co-operatively among the members and they are maintaining the book of accounts satisfactorily by revolving the funds through different activities. The team discussed with the members of Upper Nyobom SHG regarding the problems and measures during the course of cultivation of crops and mushroom production.

The team emphasized the important role of the SHG to improve the economic status of the people in general and the farmers in particular. The team also briefed about the different aspects of enterprises which can be taken up by the SHG and assured them for full technical guidance and possible critical inputs under the FLD programme of the KVK with the able leadership of Dr. R. Bhagawati, Joint Director, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, A.P. Centre, Basar.


MNREGA beneficiaries are not getting the exact wage’

ITANAGAR, Feb 17: Directorate of Field Publicity, Arunachal Region conducting five-day long awareness campaign on Rural Development schemes at various rural locations in the Upper Subansiri.

Today the camp was conducted at Melo village, about 50 km away from district headquarter Daporijo and the next programme will be conducted at Digbak village on Feb 18.

During the discussion cum interaction session, Maro, Korarijo ASM Tami Bage, said that MNREGA beneficiaries are not getting the exact wage fixed under the scheme and informed that certain amount are being deducted from the daily wage rate for making payment of honorarium to the MNREGA staff.

Other participants also expressed their resentment; they informed that job cards issued to the beneficiaries are deposited in the block offices and are kept captive out there. They also expressed possibilities of fake entries in their job cards.

They further expressed their dissatisfaction over the weak position of PRI said that PRI functionaries must be empowered sufficiently so that government welfare schemes may be implemented effectively.

Earlier, Deputy Director, DFP, Arunachal Region Dinesh Kumar and resource person from PHED Er. Lalum Jeram highlighted on MNREGA and TSC/ NRDWP.

During the second session of campaign, quiz competition on the schemes was conducted. Gram Panchayat members, Ex-GPM, Head Gaon Burah, GB,  Gram Chair person , women and youths were also attended the programme.


News Impact

Nyokum Yullo

ITANAGAR, Feb 17: Indian National Trade Union State Unit, working President Jalley Sonam, Arunachal Pradesh Forest Corporation, Vice Chairman Jabring Venia and Parliamentary Secretary for Environment and Forest Kumar Waii have consented to attend as Chief Guest, Guest of Honour ans special guest in the Nokum Yullo celebration at Bhalukpong on February 25.

MLA Laeta Umrey and MLA Kamtok Lowang have consented to be the chief guest and guest of honor in the forth coming Nyokum Yullo celebration at Seppa on February 26.


Bangtey Fatey Nikam Longtey committee

ITANAGAR, Feb 17: Bangtey Fatey Nikam Longtey (BFNL) celebration committee of Chabang, Phassang circle, Kurung Kumey District has been formed with Dr. Kipa Tuglik and Kipa Chachu as its Chairman and Secretary in a meeting held at Naharlagun today.


Misuse of NHRC logo punishable act

NAHARLAGUN, Feb 17: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has informed that it has neither a provision for registration, affiliation of the individuals/ NGOs/ organizations nor authorizes anyone to act on its behalf. It further said that  name and logo of NHRC has been listed in the Schedule of Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950 under entry number 26 and 27. The improper use/ misuse of the logo and the name of the Commission is punishable as per the Act and will invite legal action against them, the commission informed.

The National human Rights Commission in the recent past has come across cases, where some individuals are using the name of the Commission by illegally using the NHRC logo claiming association with the NHRC. Some of these organizations have registered themselves having similar acronym or logo with an intention to mislead the public. DIPR


Rural expo

ITANAGAR, Feb 17: The N.N. Charitable Society, Branch Office Doimukh is organizing a Rural Expo at Nirjuli on the occasion of Nyokum Yullow Celebration. Special products like handicraft & handloom items, local dishes, cane & bamboo furniture, etc will be displayed during the expo.


Ensure smooth supply of MDM rice: Forum

ITANAGAR, Feb 17: The Gangte Circle Intellectual Forum has requested the authorities concerned of Kurung Kumey District to verify the release of the food commodities under the Mid Day Meal (MDM) scheme meant for primary section. It further said, if the food items have been released from district headquarters, the authorities should ensure that rice be supplied to all the schools of both the circles.

The GCIF also expressed concern over the slow pace of RGGVY implementation in Gangte circle. It called for early completion of  the scheme  and also urged the local MLA to intervene into the matter.

 Meanwhile, the Forum condemned the assault and threatening to Rai Doro, BRCC, Gangte Tarak Langdi circle allegedly by MDM carriage contractor Rido Tabi.


Union’ plea to admns

ITANAGAR, Feb 17: All Upper Subansiri District Students’ Union highlighting the public grievances of the district appealed to the deputy commissioner to look into the BSNL net work problem, lack of LPG Gas cylinder distribution system and land encroachment in PWD garage, Dumporijo.

The union further supporting the Upper Subansiri District Labour Union’s demand urged the concerned medical department authority to look into the matter and give penalty to those people who are insincere in their duty.


Plea for new APST buses

ITANAGAR, Feb 17: The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, East Kameng unit has requested the state transport department to provide  at least two new buses in  Seppa area. Lamenting over the poor APST bus service in Seppa area, the BJP unit further said that the irregular APST service and decaying condition of buses have compelled many to travel in ‘costly’ private transport services.


Sena lauds library movement

ITANAGAR, Feb 17: Finance Minister Setong Sena visited APNE Library, Wakro recently and lauded the reading promotion activities of the VT-AWIC Youth Library Network.

Expressing his hearty appreciation of the active efforts of APNE Library readers, he advised them to develop strong reading skills to emerge as good students.  He also assured the Library Network, all support from the state Govt. to serve the people of the region in better ways.

Sena was the Chief Guest of the Tamladu Celebrations at Wakro and was accompanied by Sengupta, EAC Namsai, K.Nyodu, CO, Wakro and other public leaders.



ITANAGAR, Feb17: The Executive members of All Arunachal Pradesh worker’s union (AAPWU), Upper Subansiri district unit deeply mourns the untimely demise of Taka Nalo, who died at district hospital, Daporijo on February 13 last.

Taka was serving as a casual labour under BDO, Dumporijo.



ITANAGAR, Feb 17: Tabuk Pabo has been appointed as Organizing Secretary of West Siang District Unit Congress Seva Dal.


Ahluwalia to be chief guest

ITANAGAR: Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia  would inaugurate the  three-day  Festival of Arunachal  to be held at I G Park from February 20 to 22.

Cultural troupes from districts, students and renowned artists of the state will perform during the three-day celebration of the Festival of Arunachal with the theme – “Celebrating Oneness”. The Festival will also showcase the rich culinary delicacies of the different tribes of the state at food village.

Other attraction of the festival includes Book Fair, Khadi and Village industries expo, exhibitions, literary, painting and cultural and photography competitions, traditional sports and archery demonstration.


‘Leh’ film

ITANAGAR:  Kremco Film Production, Tawang is releasing a Monpa feature film “Leh” at National Cinema Hall, Naharlagun on February 19.

All Arunachal Artist Forum, Chairman Nabam Issor would attend the function as Chief Guest.

The film is produced by Nange Tsering and directed by D K Thungon, informed crew member of film Techi Lombu.


It’s Tirap Again

Dear Editor,

Tirap have been in news for all bad reasons. Referring to the recent incident of violence is yet another dark day in the history of Tirap administration and an Indelible Spot in the face of the state machinery as a whole. This is not the first time the incident of voilence, bloodshed and extortion have turned up, there have been many and will get more exacerbate due to govt.’s negligent attitude. Had  the issue been dealt with properly and judiciously in the beginning, the scenario could have been different. It’s due to govt. nonchalant attitude compiled with the myopic attitude of our political leaders that have aggravated the issue and it is discernible that situation is going out of control. Previous incident of boundary clash with Assam brings Govt’s  yet another incompetence in protecting the right’s of it’s citizen, especially deficiency on the part of state’s Home Ministry is quite perceptible. What govt. failed to understand or rather say overlooking is that these two districts “TIRAP and CHANGLANG” which have been declared as “DISTURBED AREAS” deserve more attention and a more effective carved out strategy which is a need of the day. It’s intimidating that the people of these districts are living in fear psychosis for unending reasons pulverized between both the “MILITARY and MILITANCY”. The enaction of much disputed “Arms Forces Special Power Act(AFSPA),1958 is another setback to the much deteriorating Human right’s Issue. I would say it have rather proved more unscrupulous than what it supposed to do. Stringent and strenuous approach of Arm forces have many a times led to unpleasant violent brush with the public.

I failed to figure out why govt. is unable to show it’s existence and carry out any meaningful initiative in compliant with the issue. The govt.’s muteness over the issue is beyond my understanding. We can see the pathetic condition of the only college in Tirap which remains as a “mobile college”, I can’t see any reason why this college can’t be upgraded into a state university? It is time to think and show some onus on the part of state govt. especially referring to Home Ministry in particular.


Lamgan Wangsu,

NERIST Campus,




We want more

Dear Editor,

I am a fan of your website as it really keeps me closer to home. My suggestion to improve your website would by adding a space where readers can post comments/opinions or their articles and share it with the rest of the readers. I have been trying to contact unsuccessfully for past many days to do so. By doing this we can at least share our major issues pertaining to administration which go unnoticed.


Nguri Misam,






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