ITANAGAR, Jan 16: Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Ziro, Lower Subansiri district reached the
quarterfinal in 59th National School Games U-17 Football Tournament for Boys after
they demolished Rajasthan 11-0 in their second league match in Agartala, Tripura
Nada Tamo scored a record seven goals in the match and Hage Kemo four, while Koj
Tarung and Tailyang Tatu scored a goal each to complete the drubbing of the team,
informed coach Pura Talo and manager Dani Omo.
The team defeated Navodaya Vidhyalaya Samiti, Sikkim 3-0 in their first league match
Tamo, Hage Kemo and Michi Rayo scored a goal each in the match, they told.
Arunachal Pradesh will play against Manipur in quarterfinal tomorrow.
CM’s Trophy Tournament
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: Football and volleyball (men & women) competitions for Chief Minister’s
Trophy for Sagalee and Doimukh constituencies of Papum Pare district will be held
from January 20 to 26, informed Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner. The DC also informed
that district level competition will be held at Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy complex.
Chimpu, near here from February one to four.
Insecurity grips staff of ASH
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: The staffs of Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun today convened
an emergency meeting in the seminar hall of hospital and unanimously decided to go
for cease work starting from this evening with ‘Pay-Clinic’ in protest against vandalizing
incident inside the premise of the hospital. They informed incident has created sense
of insecurity among staffs of Arunachal State Hospital. The fraternity also demanded
the Government to provide more security to duty officers and staff while on duty.
Mithun slaughtering banned in Capital Complex
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: The Capital Complex District Administration has banned the slaughtering
and selling of Mithun meat in and across Capital Complex area with immediate effect.
The decision was taken after Mithun Farming Association Capital Complex informed
the district administration of rampant slaughtering of Mithuns in the Capital and
requested for its immediate ban.
PPA alleges violation of election guidelines
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: Alleging violation of election guidelines by Arunachal Pradesh
government, the People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) appealed to the Chief Election
Commissioner (CEO) of India to make an inquiry into the matter.
Alleging that the State Govt. had an old habit of mixing politics with electioneering
process, PPA claimed that the practice of making the CEO as the commissioner to the
Office of Chief Minister along with loading of numerous other plump portfolios like
home, education, PWD, relief and so on, not only hampers the free and fair functioning
of the electoral process but also defeats the very purpose of the setting of the
constitutional body like the Election Commission.
Association demands arrest of wrongdoers
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: The All Arunachal Pradesh Seba Real Estate Marketing Executive
Welfare Association (AAPSREMEWA) has sought for immediate arrest of Managing Director,
Executive Officer cum Agro Director and Regional Marketing Manager, Seba Real Estate
Ltd, state unit alleging financial embezzlement and mismanagement in the company.
In its letter to the DGP, it stated, ever since the imbroglio came out, we have continuously
requested the trio to return all our invested money but with no outcome. Rather they
are disclaiming that they never advertised nor requested anyone to invest in their
company whereas it is a well known fact that Seba Real Estate Ltd, state unit was
running only because of the money invested by more than 97000 people.
Now with its entire branch in the state shut down, we lodged an FIR against the trio
yet no arrests have been made so far, it held.
The association also sought detailed enquiry into the closure of the company, cause
and reason behind the financial loss, closure of all its invested projects across
the country and its investigation and record of total income tax paid to the GoI.
Lack of ambulance concerns football lover
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: The lack of proper ambulance facility in the ongoing Tadar Tang
Memorial State Level Football Tournament has caused concern among the football lovers
of state. According to the report during yesterday’s match between Kurung Kumey and
Lower Subansiri at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, due to non-availability of ambulance one
seriously injured player of Kurung Kumey was taken to nearby hospital by its team
management officials on their own.
Former footballer Tamchi Shyam who was watching the match and witness to the incident
hoped that the organizing committee will position an ambulance for rest of the tournaments
for the sake of the participating players.
AEKSU resents absenteeism
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: Taking strong exception to absenteeism by various officers and
officials posted in East Kameng district, the All East Kameng Students’ Union (AEKSU),
in a memorandum has demanded the Deputy Commissioner to instruct all the HoDs to
stay in their respective place of posting.
The AEKSU alleged that the executive engineers (EEs) of both RWD and PWD are out
of station since their joining which is hampering the pace of development activities.
The students union threatened to launch democratic movement against the absentee
officers/officials, if they failed to respond.
District Task Force meeting
SEPPA, Jan 16: The District Health Society under the chairmanship of DMO conducted
District Task Force (DTF) meeting in the office chamber of DRCHO, Seppa yesterday.
The meeting was attended by the DTF members and civil societies.
DRCHO Dr. K Lapung through power point presentation highlighted the achievement of
2013-14 and importance of immunization. He informed of the 1st round IPPI programme
fixed on 19th January as National Immunization Day.
DMO sought co-operation from all the departments to make the IPPI programme a grand
Army recruitment rally
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: An army recruitment rally for male candidates from eight districts
of Assam (Jorhat, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Sibsagar, Dhemaji, North Lakhimpur
and Karbi Anglong) and Arunachal Pradesh for all categories of soldiers would be
held at Jorhat stadium from February 3 to 23 next.
Written test for candidates, who will be found fit in physical tests, documents check
and medical examination, will be held on February 23 at Jorhat.
The candidates should be at least 160 cm in height for Soldier (GD) and class VIII
pass as education qualification. Candidates should produce original educational documents,
birth certificate, Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC)/Nativity Certificate, Scheduled
Tribe Certificate, character certificate and unmarried certificate. Interested candidates
may contact ARO Jorhat @ tele-0376-2310830 (IVRS) or visit Army website (joinindianarmy.nic.in).
TCS adopts socio-cultural resolutions
DAPORIJO, Jan 16: The annual general body meeting of Tagin Cultural Society (TCS)
held here yesterday discussed various issues pertaining to socio-economic and cultural
upliftment of Tagin society.
The meeting chaired by TCS president Tabu Paktung adopted several resolutions for
enactment of dress code during festival, uniform guidelines for celebrating Si-Donyi
festival, regulation on carrying ‘dao’ during festival, regulation of programme by
any individual in the name of Tagin/Si Donyi festival, copy right of Tagin art and
culture, amendment of TCS bye laws, recognization of Hoyee Troupe as official folk
dance during festival, devclopment of Tagin language, publication and distribution
of Si Donyi mythology, among others.
The meeting was attended by representative from general public, PRI leaders, student
union, NGO, senior citizens, officers and officials.
Earlier, TCS secretary general Lardik Kare highlighted the aim and objective of the
Tuki pleads for adequate central fund under NERTP scheme
NEW DELHI, Jan 16: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has welcomed the North East Region Textile
Promotion Scheme (NERTPS), which was launched by Union Minister of Textiles, Dr.
K.S Rao at New Delhi today in a meeting of senior representatives from all the North
Eastern states. The NERTPS is an Integrated Scheme launched for the overall development
of the handloom and handicrafts sector with components like Cluster Development,
Technology Upgradation, Marketing Promotion and Skill Development.
While emphasizing the fact that the new scheme is ideal for the women weavers of
the state, Tuki appealed the Union Ministry of Textiles to allocate funds under the
scheme for modernization of equipments and other infrastructure facilities for them.
He highlighted the fact that the women weavers of the state have been historically
producing traditional garments which are rich in style and design.
“Our weavers are expert and capable of producing competitive products for the national
as well as the international markets” Tuki said while seeking adequate support from
the Central Government. He disclosed steps taken by the state government which has
been rendering looms and other equipments to the women weavers through the CM’s Loin
The Chief Minister also stressed on the Skill Development component of the NERTPS
so as to benefit local youth who can not only gain expertise through training and
employment but also would later be in a position to take up entrepreneurial ventures
in the sector. The skill development outlay of the scheme would be aligned with the
CM’s Skill Development Mission which would benefit a sizeable population of youth
in the coming years.
The meeting was presided over by the Union Minister of Textiles and attended by Union
Minister of DoNER Paban Singh Ghatowar, Chief Minister of Meghalaya Dr. Mukul Sangma,
senior MPs of NE Region, among a host of other Ministers and senior officials. They
unanimously praised the continuous efforts of Chief Minister Tuki in being able to
create a comprehensive roadmap for skill development and employment generation for
the youth of the state.
The Union Minister of Textiles assured the CM that he would provide adequate funds
for not only training and employment, but also for the creation of physical infrastructure
to cater to the needs of the youth of the state. The Chief Minister was accompanied
by Minister of Industries, Handloom and Textiles Tapang Taloh along with other representatives
from the state government.
Orgs demand scrapping of LSHEP
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: The Nyiko Bachao Forum (NBF), Dam Affected Peoples Forum of Siyom
Sirit (DAPFSS) and Siang Bachao Forum (SBF) in a joint meeting here strongly opposed
the proposed public hearing on 2700MW Lower Siang HEP to be held on January 31 at
Aalo general ground. After discussion threadbare the three organizations further
reiterated that state Govt should completely scrap the LSHEP for general interest
of the people of both East and West Siang districts.
The three organizations which have been campaigning against mega dam on Siyom and
Siang basin under West Siang district, especially for total scrapping of LSHEP, alleged
said that State government is undermining the sentiments of indigenous populations.
“The people are opposing the construction of dam over mighty Siang River since 1980’s
but state government are knowingly signed MoU/MoA with private developer Jaypee that
too without Prior Information Consent (PIC) with would-be-affected peoples of the
area,” the organizations said in a joint release.
“Not at all are we going to surrender our ancestral properties in the name of development.
We don’t want development where indigenous tribal ethnic communities will be displaced
and left homeless, where our rich identity and dignity will completely vanish.”
They further said before going for public hearing, Govt should let know the people
about the findings and reports of Expert Committee constituted by the state Govt
in 2012. Citing the decision taken in a joint meeting of the State Govt and Anti-Dam
activists on May 24, 2012 at Chief Minister’s office, the organization trio said
that time and again, state Govt is backtracking from its own decision on LSHEP issue.
“We can’t trust the promises made by the Govt anymore, hence we are going to start
our movement for complete scrapping of MoU/MoA”, the release said.
Newly recruited assistant professors urged to shoulder responsibility
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: The Induction cum Orientation Programme for newly recruited Assistant
Professors in various disciplines for Govt. Colleges of Arunachal Pradesh was today
organized at Golden Jubilee Banquet Hall.
Dr. Joram Begi, Director, Higher & Technical Education while welcoming the newly
recruited faculty members, shared his experiences regarding development of education
sector in the state. He said that strengthening of education sector is the need of
hour and the State Govt. is committed towards the same. He further expressed his
gratitude to the State Govt. as for the first time in the history of state 110 numbers
of faculty members have been appointed in one go. Dr. Begi further stressed upon
the inculcation of professionalism amongst the students so that their employability
may increase many a folds.
J K Panggeng Parliamentary Secretary for education shared his views regarding the
role and duties of the teachers. He said that the teachers are the torch bearers
and whistle blowers for the development of not only an individual but for society
and the nation as a whole. He was happy to observe that the number of women faculties
is at par with the men faculties as he stressed that “if a girl is educated the whole
family is educated”.
Education Minister Bosiram Siram while addressing the gathering stressed on the commitment
of the State Govt. for strengthening of the education sector in the State. He said
that this huge recruitment in higher education is humble effort to make Arunachal
at par with national standards. He called upon all the newly appointed faculty members
to take the responsibility of all round development of the students. While quoting
Prof. Kothari he said that “In science based world, education and research are crucial
to the entire development process of a country” and this galaxy of young intellectuals
will fulfill our dream goal.
In technical session Dr. Begi presented the SWOT analysis of teacher in higher learning
institutes. He emphasized on incorporation of innovative teaching methodologies and
to undertake the research activities - the only key area which distinguishes the
teachers in higher education sector. He further spoke about the various avenues and
opportunities in detail, available for overall development of teaching fraternity
in context of the upcoming flagship programme of Govt. of India namely RUSA (Rashtriya
Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan). Dr. T. Padu, Jt. Director Higher & Technical Education
and Tomar Ete, Principal Dera Natung Govt. College, Itanagar who also addressed the
session motivated the incumbents for mitigating the challenges ahead. Dr. Padu said
that it is a teacher who helps in bringing upon the societal reforms through education
and therefore every teacher must discharge their duties with utmost sincerity and
Dr. V. N. Sharma, SLO (NSS) said that the contributions of these new faculty members
will not only enrich the department but the state as a whole. He further called upon
the faculty members to be proactive and to participate in various extra-curricular
activities for overall development.
Are we ready for ‘the change’?
Seeing the Aam Admi Party (AAP) magic in the recently concluded election in New Delhi,
a lot of people have become hopeful of seeing similar magic in their respective states.
AAP’s victory is not the victory of any other political party; it is the victory
of the conscious minds fighting against anomalies in the system.
But can the same be said about Arunachal Pradesh? I guess not. Not until we have
crossed a decade of existence.
As we cross the silver jubilee year and enter into our 26th year of statehood, one
never fails to ponder about our political history that has been so synonymous with
We are a fragile state where everybody is frustrated with the irregularities yet
neck deep in sync with the system, we find it ‘in’ to say that we are fighting against
corruption, yet given the chance we will be amongst those who will practice exactly
There are the much struggled newly recruited youngsters in the government sector,
future generation, who lookout for plum posting places so that they can make most
of the ‘golden’ opportunity.
Most people are angry at the politicians for breaking promises; the promise to grant
personal favours in return of the vote.
We seek government jobs and will do anything for it - sit on the head of the local
legislator- even when we do not possess the required qualification. As someone once
shared laughing, “Our people will go to the local legislator’s house even if his
son suffers from diarrhea.”
Peon is the least we want to do, even when we are technically ‘illiterate’. And then
the job is finally granted, we would rather stay off or play cards with our colleagues
than do our jobs.
Here the much revered RTI Act, the powerful tool which has empowered common people
into crusaders against corruptions, is often being used as a tool to blackmail corrupt
officials into extracting huge sums.
With all the glitches that seem to associate with Arunachal Pradesh and its people,
the much needed change can only be seen if people can emerge from its self-incurred
immaturity and become adults.
A genuine transformation of our society and our position can be accomplished only
if we can cultivate maturity that is capable of thinking in a broader perspective
rather than being self-centered.
It is time we grew up. Grow up with conscious minds.
Recognize your talent and excel in life, says Swamiji
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: “Everything can be made possible if one has strong determination.
Read good inspiring books and march on,” said Swami Swananda Saraswati while delivering
a lecture as invited guest before the Arunachalee kids of Intaya Public School, Roing
on the occasion of 151st birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda recently.
The saint also answered many queries of the children. When asked by a class X student
Arun Lego - Why do you wear this ochre robe?” Swamiji said: You must decide on what
you want to achieve in life and once you decide you must always remember your goal
and work on it. This ochre robe reminds me of my goal.” Nachani Minin of Anjaw asked
the saint if any special course or study needs to be done to become a saint. The
Swami replied saying “If you really have a strong desire and remain firm you will
grow to be a great saint.” The touring team appreciated the principal and the management
of IPS, Roing for caring and grooming greatly happy kids.
In a similar interactive session at the VKV Roing Swami Swananda exhorted students
and teachers present to live joyfully and fearlessly. “Don’t pursue education for
merely getting a job for sustenance. Recognize your talents and inclination. Choose
what suits you really well and you will excel. “Have faith in yourself and proceed
fearlessly,” he commanded the packed gathering in the school auditorium.
In his visit to the AVB, Swami Swananda spoke on the teachings of His Holiness Swami
Sri Sri Anubhavananda and guided them to accept life positively and practice the
‘Be Happy’ mantra all the time. Only a Happy one achieves the best and lives a blissfully
meaningful life, he added. The saint also met the teachers and staff of the Apna
Vidya Bhavan and devoted time to be with them.
Customer can bargain over MRP, says R Perme
MARIYANG, Jan 16: “MRP is the maximum price - no additional amount can be charged
over it”, said Ranpok Perme, Sub-divisional Officer, Mariyang in his inaugural address
at the ‘Exhibition cum demonstration on Consumer Products’ conducted by the Department
of Legal Metrology & CA, East/ Upper Siang District here at Kebang Hall, Mariyang
on January 14 last.
Ranpok Perme said that MRP given on the label is the maximum price of the commodities
over which no additional amount can be charged from the customer rather one can bargain
over it. “So, trader should not charge any amount over the MRP on the pretext of
transportation charge as practiced in some places, rather they should teach the villagers
to see details of the label like expiry date etc which is must for food items”.
Explaining the definition of consumer and their rights as given in the Consumer Protection
Act, 1986, he asked people to take the help of Consumer Court in case of any grievances
they experience in day to day commercial transaction. The Upper Siang District Forum
is the Consumer Court that exists in the district HQ at Yingkiong with Deputy Commissioner
as the President and two other non-official members who settle the consumer cases
within three months period, he added.
Expressing gratitude to the Department of Legal Metrology and CA for conducting
the awareness campaign in Mariyang, he said that similar campaign is to be conducted
periodically even in village level by the department so as to keep common consumers
of the area alert for the protection of their rights.
Earlier, K. P. Tago, Asstt. Controller cum DCPO of Legal Metrology & Consumer Affairs,
East/Upper Siang District while informing that it was a part of Jago Grahak Jago
campaign to bring awareness, he asked people to get full benefit from the campaign
so that they become alert consumer to protect themselves from unscrupulous traders
or service providers.
Underlining some of the important provisions of the Consumer Protection Act, he said
that not only the sellers of products but the service providers like insurance, electric,
telephone; doctors etc can also be taken to the Consumer Court provided they are
not giving services free of cost.
While asking participating traders not to bring spurious products into the place
for the safety of the common consumers, he asked them to learn as much as from the
demonstration so that they could distinguish quality products from inferior one.
The function was also attended by Govt. staff, PRI members, Gaon Buras, traders,
public and students including ZPC Apel Modi, BDO Hibu Genda, S. Lego Principal H.S.
School and Makyem Moyong Bazar Secretary.
The day-long Exhibition with demonstration attracted large crowds and the hall remained
crowded for hours together. Later, a quiz competition was held among the demonstrators.
EK DC hold meeting with NGOs
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: The East Kameng DC Tarin Dakpe had a co-ordination meeting with
president AAPSU Kamta Lapung and members of EKSWCO, AEKSU, Bazaar committee, chamber
of commerce on January 13. In the meeting, thorough discussion were made and certain
decision adopted on law & order problem, bandh culture, PDS ,land management and
education in the district.
DC said that the first and foremost duty of the administration is to maintain peace
and harmony among the people in the district. He appealed civil societies and organizations
to extend helping hand in bringing more and more awareness among the people. He also
appealed for developing positive mindset to march ahead in positive direction.
Superintendent of Police Apang Tamut explained the side effects of bandh call. He
said there are alternative ways through peaceful means to resolves the issues other
than Bandh call and urged everyone to retrospect whether we have achieved anything
after having several bandh calls.
Kamta Lapung, president AAPSU said that whatever the points to be raised by the organization
in East Kameng should be endorsed to EKSWCO and AEKSU before placing them to the
district administration in order to authenticate their demand. While expressing concern
over encroachment at Seppa town, he strongly urged for eviction drive against illegal
occupants of govt. land for beautification of the town. Illegal occupation in school
and medical premises should not to be compromised, he added.
After a marathon discussion, some major resolutions were adopted. Bandh call will
be discouraged, any demand or grievances in public interest should be taken up in
consultation with apex parental organization viz EKSWCO and AEKSU before submission
to district administration, strict implementation of Govt. guidelines and action
plan as per meeting of 6/1/2014 regarding PDS. They also decided that land encroachment
in public utility places like school, hospital, Govt. offices and proposed Mini Secretariat
will be verified and appropriate action shall be initiated.
Training for medical officers begins
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: Two days contraceptive technology update training for medical officers
began at conference hall, DHS, Naharlagun today.
Addressing medical officers at the inaugural function, H Lampung, Addl. MD (NRHM)
asked them to update themselves with the new techniques in the medical fields and
utilize their knowledge as to provide best services to the people.
Dr. T Taloh, Jt. DHS (H & FW) asked all the participants to obtain maximum knowledge
from the training to provide quality services to the clients. He gave presentation
on Metamorphic Rejuvenation of Family Planning in India which showed the importance
of family planning, its good effect on mother and child’s health, its role in reducing
the Total Fertility Rate (TFR) and how it helps in averting maternal and infant deaths,
reduce abortion and stabilize the population.
Dr. B Tayeng, Gynecologist (ASH) informed about the importance of IUCD, its mechanism,
criteria for use of copper IUCD, complications and its effectiveness.
Dr. B Mala, Sr. Gynecologist (ASH) showed audio-video slides on immediate postpartum
Intra-Uterine Contraceptive Device, (IUCD) insertion techniques and the importance
of hands on training for the medical officers. She also provided hands on training
to the participants on IUCD at Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun so, that they
are apt at providing quality services to the clients
Dr. T Taku, NO (Training & ARC) NRHM requested the participants to utilize the knowledge
obtained through the training in the fields. He also highlighted about the importance
of using contraceptives for preventing unwanted pregnancy and stabilizing the population.
The training was attended by Director of Health Service Dr. K Nishing, Dr. Amping
Perme Ete, Nodal Officer (AH) NRHM, medical officers from all the districts and officials
from NRHM office.
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: Kurung Kumey trounced Tawang 5-0 and Lower Subansiri eked out a
narrow 2-1 win over East Kameng to complete the quarterfinal line-up in the 13th
Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football Tournament at RG Stadium, Naharlagun today.
Papum Pare, Upper Subansiri, Capital Complex, West Siang, Lower Dibang Valley and
Anjaw have already qualified for the knock-out stage.
Three time champion Kurung Kumey was in a must win situation against Tawang to book
berth in quarterfinal. The team opened the scoring after 22 minutes through Tarh
Rajkumar. Gyamar Apa doubled the score in 35th minute to give his team 2-0 lead at
Kurung Kumey continued to dominate in the second half with Tai Bida scoring the team’s
third goal in 41st minute. Tagio Raja then headed in a corner in 66th minute to put
Kurung Kumey in commanding position. Finally Rigia Tapo put the final nail in Tawang’s
coffin scoring the fifth goal for his side just two minutes before the final hooter.
Papum Pare will take on Anjaw in the first quarterfinal tomorrow at 12 pm while the
second quarterfinal will be played between Lower Dibang Valley and Upper Subansiri
at 2 pm.
Through your esteemed daily, I want to share my experience of' recently conducted
Sub- Inspector examination at PTC. The SI exam conducted by APP was ridiculous, I
mean everything was haphazard and nothing was in systematic way. They treated us
like animals. APP instructed us to report on 0700 hrs at PTC and they themselves
reached the spot only at 0900 hrs and started the exam procedure in 11.45 am. How
can they conduct SI level of exam (which is in grade next to APCS) in such a way?
There were no desk and bench at the examination centre.
We were made to sit on cement floor which was like sitting on ice cubes in such winter
seasons, and what to say about OMR answer sheet? In other competitive exams we are
strictly instructed by the board members to be careful with OMR answer sheet and
to keep it clean, but in this exam our OMR answer sheet became so dirty and yellow
in colour due because we were forced to write the answer in cement floor. I wonder
how they will check it on computer. Further, there were two examination centers,
drilling shed - I and II which were not properly barricaded. Police official were
standing in the entrance to body check the candidates so as to stop malpractices.
But it was only for law abiding candidates as most of the candidates entered the
exam centre from backside crossing the barricades which was made of simple bamboo.
Dawn of a New Era
The year 2013 was about seeding a mass movement for change, the spark for the movement
having been ignited by Arvind Kejriwal and his dream team with their magic brooms!
2014 is expected to nurture and grow it. A mute audience is no longer what the message-giving
groups seek. There is this great thirst in people sparked by a fatigue for what the
conventional mainstream party has been offering. People are on the lookout for fresh
platforms with dreams of national aspirations along with indigenous and regional
National Politics in 60’s and 70’s witnessed numerous cases where Congress was able
to lure those susceptible to political opportunism and personal political gains.
No matter how lucrative the offer is, voters are now less forgiving of old engineered
defections and splits. With the dramatic emergence of Aam Aadmi Party, an unprecedented
political revolution is likely to take place. The regional satraps will no doubt
be flapping around in the hope of forming a Third Front to challenge the main political
We will also get to see if kejriwal can replace the Third Front with a Third Force,
which practices an entirely different kind of politics, that doesn’t draw its power
from region, religion, caste and class. If Aam Aadmi Party manages to strike powerful
coalition with likeminded individuals and formations across India, as it plans, it
may well be looking at a new kind of federalism. People’s Party of Arunachal could
be a federal constituent of this kind of federalism.
2013 was the year of Transition. 2014 will mark the Power of the New. New faces,
fresh trends and transformative ideas will coalesce in what many hope will be the
dawn of a new era. The Arunachal of the Old will have to yield to the Arunachal of
Breaking the tradition
We the primary member of Nyishi Student community would like sought explanation about
arbitrary decision made by All Nyishi Students' Union (ANSU) regarding election modalities
and total violation of basic structure of ANSU constitution as follows-
1. As it is well established precedents that, ANSU election shall be held under
the banner of ANSU but it is very unfortunate to learn that present Central Executive
team is assigning such responsibility to third person which is totally unconstitutional.
We demand clarification from ANSU, whether such decision was taken with the approval
of two third majorities of present executive members or not? The central executive
members is having dictatorial attitude by altering basic structure of constitution.
This is kind of encroachment of ANSU constitution.
2. Without consulting with federal unit, i.e. DSU, senior students of ALA, RGU
and other likeminded Nyishi students how ANSU can take such unconstitutional decision.
3. ANSU is pressure group and selection of Govt. employee as Chief Election
Commissioner is a ridiculous act of present executive members. We want to know why
ANSU has back down from all the well established norms and guidelines of ANSU constitution.
In this regard, we strongly protest and criticize in strongest words. In Article
18(1) (a) sub-point (8) has laid down rules for the conduction of elections. The
electoral enrolment for the electoral collegiate shall be done atleast one month
before but here again ANSU has done unexpected error.
4. There is no provison in ANSU constitution where it has been written that
election of quota post should be conducted in respective district. Then why it is
trying to conduct coming election district wise. We primary members strongly demand
for reconsideration of such wrong decision for the greater interest of the Nyishi
5. If ANSU is not able to conduct election then present executive team should
surrender before student community. We will constitute an interim committee for smooth
conduct of the election.
We the primary members of Nyishi student community strongly demand from central executive
team to come up with clear clarification in regards to our grievances. Any kind of
the adamant attitude, negligence or non-compliance of the concern raised by us will
invite strong protest movement in near future.
Through your esteemed daily, I want to urge state govt. not to live like a deaf person.
Large scale eviction drive was carried out by Assam Forest Official inside the Arunachal
territory in Tarasso circle on 9th January 2014. Already seven days has pass by but
no any action has been initiated from our lovely deaf state government.
Day by day tension is gripping villagers of Tarasso. The villagers have been forced
to leave all their works and fear psycho is haunting them. School staffs are not
able to attend duty due to volatile situation and final examination is also knocking
at the door. Who will be responsible for children’s future? Can we imagine how terrible
is atmosphere there? Werequest GoAP to find out lasting solution for border dispute
in Tarasso before any untoward incident happens.
My personal question is, if any one of our relative’s lives is lost then who will
take responsibility for it? Is Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh waiting for someone
to lose life? After losing of life he will visit and give compensation for sake of
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Forceful imposition is not healthy practice
The state government’s decision to hold long pending public hearing of 2700 MW Lower
Siang Hydroelectric project has again run into controversy. Many organizations have
vowed to stall the public hearing proposed on January 31 claiming it to be illegal
and against the wishes of local citizen. Terming the notification illegal and unconstitutional,
various Siang valley based organizations has alleged that state Govt. has issued
notification and fixed places for the public hearing illegally by breaking laid down
The proposed 2700 MW project is being bitterly opposed by the local citizens. In
April 2012 state government had cancelled public hearing after stiff opposition by
public. The protest took violent turn when employees of Jaypee company involved in
the construction of the project were manhandled and many vehicles damaged by protesters.
Earlier on May 2010 CRPF resorted to lathi charge and blank firing injuring at least
four local people in Pongging village during the protest against construction of
dam over river Siang. All these incidents show that local indigenous people do not
want dam to be constructed on river Siang. It’s time government listens to them and
put an end to 2700 MW Lower Siang Hydroelectric project. The imposition of developmental
project against the wishes of local affected people is not good. This project should
be scrapped in the interest of local villagers who are deadly against it.