January  31


President’s Rule further divides Arunachal

[ Taba Ajum ]

ITANAGAR, Jan 30: The decision of union government to impose President’s Rule (PR) in the state has further divided the opinion of the people of Arunachal.

From streets of the state to the world of internet, people are passionately debating about PR. This daily spoke to people from various walks of life and also collected the opinions of common citizens posted in various internet forums.

“PR will come along with baggage that can have negative impact on innocent public that ought to be taken care by the Governor secretariat. Governor must ensure early restoration of a democratically elected government, “ said Tobom Dai, a resident of Pasighat and a former AAPSU leader.

“No sane person will ever want that freedom and liberty is curtailed but the situation in our state is altogether different. The elected representatives who have been mandated by us have miserably failed. At this juncture, PR seems to be only option left to bring stability in the state,” he says.

“President’s Rule is fine, there’s no doubt about it, but I would still prefer our elected self government to come back.  Whoever may be the Chief Minister, I don't care. PR was needed to teach a lesson to our elected leaders who had forgotten their duties,” says Taba Taku, a two time MP contestant.

“I feel President’s Rule in Arunachal Pradesh is a blessing to citizens.  We welcome the step taken by union cabinet and strongly support the President’s Rule. The central rule has been implemented at the right time and I hope for development in every sector,” said Dangsam Songthing, resident of Bordumsa, Changlang.

“Imposition of PR in the state is a lesson to the greedy MLAs who neglects their voters and only work for development of their kith and kin. There is no difference between Nabam Tuki and Kalikho Pul. Let the Congress unite and save Arunachal from midterm poll,” commented one Takiram Siboh in Arunachal Times website.

 In the same forum,  another person by name Ram Rahim posted, “President’s Rule was the need of the hour, due to turmoil between the legislators of the ruling govt. The public got  the harassment because  infighting among legislators. Let’s make our state developed and free from communal colours.”

 “The President’s Rule should be continued in Arunachal Pradesh at least for 3 years, which is a maximum period, in order to give a lesson to the greedy and corrupted leaders. The Governor has rightly recommended. If anyone insults our constitutional head, he may snatch the power of abusers, (elected politicians),” commented one Ryan.

“PR is required if necessary but here governor’s intention was political right from the beginning. So how can the disturbances in state capital be viewed as complete breakdown of law and order in the state, whereas rest of the state is peaceful. Painting such a sorry figure of Arunachal Pradesh should not be the governor’s priority, whatever may be political compulsion,” commented a person with name of Jun.

For business community, President’s Rule has brought in mixed feeling.

“Security has improved but business is down. Due to excessive checking by security forces, people have curtailed movement and it has directly affected the business community. Therefore,  we don’t agree with imposition of PR and hope it’s lifted at the earliest,” said NK Bora, an Itanagar based shop owner.

“PR is alright but we are suffering due to excessive security checks by paramilitary forces. Hope SC gives early verdict in the matter,” says one Sayan Dey.

“Whatever happened is very unfortunate. State has not witnessed either breakdown of law and order or constitutional machinery. Whole problem started when Governor advanced the Assembly Session. Moreover, Governor should not have recommended for PR till SC decides on his discretionary power. Ground reality is that present crisis is political and not breakdown of law and order or constitutional crisis,” said a Ziro based govt. officer who did not wished to be named.

While debate about pros and cons of PR will go on but one thing is for sure the imposition of President’s Rule definitely paints poor picture of the tribal communities of the state.

It shows that 60 Arunachalee tribal MLAs elected by the people of the state cannot govern a state whose population is hardly 13 lakhs.

Situation is so bad that state had to import retired government officials GS Patnaik(Retd. IAS) and Advisor YS Dadwal (Retd. IPS) to advice the Governor JP Rajkhowa, a former Chief Secretary of Assam to run the state. Perhaps, it’s time every Arunachalee, more so elected representatives to introspect what went wrong.



Ugly spat between Raj Bhavan and former CM

ITANAGAR, Jan 30: The ugly and undesirable spat between Governor J P Rajkhowa and former Chief Minister has further escalated with Raj Bhavan coming up with a retort against Nabam Tuki’s statement. Tuki had said that he was frisked, threatened and abused at Raj Bhavan.  

The fact that, the allegations have been labelled by the former Chief Minister after 47 days of the meeting held on Dec 14 at Raj Bhavan, clearly establishes that those are concocted, untrue, result of afterthought and made with ulterior motive, read a statement from Raj Bhavan.  

“Undignified and unwarranted statements” was attempt to malign the incumbent Governor in the public eye, to influence the other Constitutional Authorities, win public sympathy and mislead the people of the State and Nation, the Raj Bhavan statement said as it dismissed Tuki’s allegations.

The News Reports have maligned the Constitutional Head of the State and has put the Raj Bhavan in poor light, it continued. (PRO to Governor)



More than hundred children rescued by City police

ITANAGAR, Jan 30: Total of 104 children working as domestic helper/ child labourer in various shops/ auto mechanic shops/ hotels have been rescued/recovered from Itanagar/Naharlagun/Nirjuli/Banderdewa during the “Operation Smile-II” being organized between Jan 10-31 to find missing children being used as child labourer. This was informed by Capital City SP Devender Arya.

A dedicated team of police personnel was constituted for successful implementation of Operation Smile-II led by SDPO, Itanagar Techi Hanyir, SI N Nishant, SI Techi Nega, SI P Mirip, SI P Taku and SI N Jamoh under the supervision of SP Capital.

Arya said that Police has achieved success in such a challenging task because of dedication of the team and active collaboration of Child Helpline, Itanagar accompanied by Labour Officer, CDPO, Itanagar and Oju Mission, Naharlagun.  

80 children have been rehabilitated with their parents/guardians, 24 children have been accommodated at Oju Mission, Naharlagun. They will soon be re-united with their families.

Meanwhile, to conclude the month long event, an awareness program was conducted on Saturday in the premises of Govt. Higher Secondary School, Ganga village, Itanagar.

The program was attended by  SP Capital, DySP(HQ), Team Operation Smile-II, CDPO, Child Welfare Committee , Labour Officer, Chairperson, Oju Mission, Anchal Chairperson, GBs, representative of market, parents, and children. The children were told about Operation Smile and its relevance. They were also briefed on child labour and its legal aspects, rights of children, right to education and minimum wages act.



‘Rivers of Arunachal free from pollution: CGWB, CWC

‘Iron level in Doimukh area beyond permissible limits’

ITANAGAR, Jan 30: As per Central Ground Water Board and Central Water Commission investigation, the major rivers of Arunachal Pradesh are free from pollution and also the ground water is of excellent quality with all the parameters within permissible limits K. Ramanand, Scientist, Central Ground Water Board, North Eastern Region, Guwahati informed this while addressing a function to distribute the prizes to the winners of the state level painting competition organized by Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) at Naharlagun yesterday.

This situation, however, may change in the near future with rapid urbanisation and increase in population, he said, adding that the iron content in Doimukh area of Papum Pare district is beyond the permissible limits of 0.3mg/litre.

Local sand filters and iron filtration plants are being used for supply of iron free water, he said and called for greater public cooperation to keep ground water and rivers free from pollution.

Explaining the causes of ground water and river pollution in India, he informed that urbanization has been the main cause of water pollution as sewerage system of the country is not satisfactory.

As per CPCB report, only about 40-50% of the population of the major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore are served by sewer systems.

RK Kalita, Scientist, CGWB mentioned that there was no major water quality issue in the state except localized occurrence of iron.

However, rivers like Pachin flowing through densely populated areas have become a waste disposal site and it needs to be tackled. Local MLA Techi Kaso, who was also invited for the programme, urged to maintain a clean and healthy environment by nurturing clean habit. He said rivers can be saved from pollution only when we stop throwing waste and garbage into the drain.

He also emphasized that private drillers should submit drilling information either to Central Ground Water Board or Water Resources Department which will help the departments to effectively monitor the ground water scenario of the area. He also emphasized the need to use galvanized steel pipes in drinking water tube wells.

S Bhattacharjee, Artist and jury member said that art is the true medium to aware people about different social problems, and the save water from pollution concept may spread all over the state by the creative works of the students.

The first prize winner would be called to New Delhi to take part in the National Level Painting Competition.

Hoicha Rangjang, and Nyohai Wangjen, both class VII student of  Ram Krishna Sarda Mission Girls School, Khonsa bagged the first and second prize respectively in the painting competition.

Pradipta Priyam, Class VIII of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Itanagar, bagged the third prize.

A committee of five jury members selected 50 students from the best paintings sent by various schools of Arunachal Pradesh based on School Level Painting Competition for 6th, 7th and 8th standards students.

The theme of the State Level painting competition was “Protect Ground Water and Rivers from Pollution”.

Before the painting competition, a procession was organized with students and parents and the procession marched to Pachin River bed near Helipad to have an idea how urbanization pollute rivers and ground water.

2178 students from different schools of Arunachal Pradesh participated in the school level competition.



Clean Arunachal Campaign gets publicity van

CS appeals all to take part

ITANAGAR, Jan 30: A mobile publicity Van for Clean Arunachal Campaign " My city, my Pride, I will clean it" was flagged off at Bank Tinali, Itanagar this morning.

The mobile publicity van will be used to create public awareness and gain support of the masses to be part in the Clean Arunachal Drive to be observed from February 1st to 13th next.

The Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi who flagged off the van said that the 13 days campaign aims at keeping Arunachal Pradesh clean. Every citizen of the state is a stakeholder, he said as he urged all to join hands to make the campaign a grand success.

Chief Estate Officer Talo Potom while briefing about the importance of Clean Arunachal Campaign has urged all to support the noble effort of the State Government in making the state clean and beautiful. He said that the Saturday’s event was to garner support and create awareness in and around Capital Complex on the importance of organizing the Clean Arunachal Fortnight.

Secretary sports and youth affairs Dani Salu, Director IPR CM Longphong, Circle Officer Itanagar Marina Siram, IMWA President Yumlam Achung, and chairman ACS Patey Tayum were present during the ceremony.



Several officers transferred including DC Capital

ITANAGAR, Jan 30: Barely five days after the state came under Governor’s rule, the Raj Bhavan has transferred several officers including the DCs of Capital City and Papum Pare.

The officers are transferred in the interest of public service, said Raj Bhavan that recently made Joram Beda its secretary.

DC Capital Mige Kamki has been posted as Joint Secretary (Labour & Employment, Skill Development).

Sandeep Kumar Singh, Deputy Commissioner, East Kameng will look after Capital now.

ADC, Pasighat Deepak Shinde has been posted as Deputy Commissioner East Kameng.

Deputy Commissioner, Papum Pare Tai Kaye, is transferred and posted as Joint Secretary (Transport).

Pooja Jain, Special Secretary (Labour & Employment, Skill Development) is transferred and posted as Deputy Commissioner, Papum Pare.

Mimum Tayeng, Joint Secretary (AR) shall hold the additional charge of the Joint Secretary (Personnel) and relieved of the charge of Joint Secretary (Transport) and Dr. Tariq Thomas is relieved of the charge of the Special Secretary (Personnel), informed Raj Bhavan.

ADC, Seppa Rahul Singh is transferred and posted as ADC, Pasighat.

Vijayanta Arya has been posted as Superintendent of Police (Special Branch) in addition to additional charge of SP (SIT & Crime).

Satya Gopal, Principal Secretary (Finance) shall hold additional charge of Department of Personnel, AR & Trg which was looked after by Kapa Kholie.

Hage Batt, Commissioner (AH, DD, Trade & Commerce) shall hold the additional charge of Commissioner Geology and Mining. Consequently, Dr. BM Mishra is relieved from the charge of Secretary Geology and Mining.



Don't disrupt Parliament proceedings: Venkaiah Naidu to Opposition

HYDERABAD, Jan 30: Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said the Government has "no problem" in discussing Arunachal Pradesh and Rohith Vemula issues in the Budget session of Parliament and suggested that the Opposition refrain from disrupting the House proceedings.

"We have no problem. Government is ready to discuss any issue; Government is ready to discuss every issue," Naidu told PTI, amid indications that the Opposition might aggressively take up the Arunachal Pradesh and Rohith's suicide in Parliament.

"Neither in Arunachal Pradesh (issue) nor in Hyderabad (Central) University...Government of India is not in the picture anywhere," Naidu said.

As for whether he fears that these two issues would lead to disruption in the Houses by the Opposition parties, the Minister said: "It's for the Congress...(to decide) whether they want democracy to function or they want to disrupt. That's their choice".

Expressing hope that Parliament would be allowed to function and people's issues are taken up, Naidu said: "I only suggest: 'discuss, debate, decide; do not disrupt (proceedings in Parliament.'

He charged Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, who sat on a hunger strike on Hyderabad Central University today over the January 17 suicide of Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula, visiting the campus for the second time in as many weeks, with playing "cheap politics on a sensitive human issue".

"Trying to politicise it is nothing but cheap politics. It's a sensitive issue. One must wait for the findings of the Judicial Commission (appointed to look into Rohith's suicide) to decide about the acts (action against the guilty) or corrections", Naidu said.

He asked as to why Congress leaders, including Rahul, have not visited HCU during their period (UPA rule) when 10 students committed suicide on different occasions.

"Why this selective protest? Congress was silent then; trying to be violent now. First let them explain why they were silent then," Naidu said. "By politicising such sensitive issues, we are doing only injustice to the very cause". PTI



Apex bank to be monitored by HLC

ITANAGAR, Jan 30: The performance of the Arunachal Pradesh State Co-operative Apex Bank Ltd will be monitored by a High Level Committee (HLC) from time to time from now onwards.

This was informed by Joint RCS R D Thungon at the Annual General Body Meeting of Arunachal Pradesh State Co-operative Apex Bank Ltd held on Jan 29 at Naharlagun.

While appreciating the performance of the bank during last year, he advised to improve the performance further to the expectations of customers.

He also directed to adhere to the new guidelines issued by NABARD for opening of branches.  

Thungon appealed to all the members to take care of the bank branches in their respective districts as they are the real owner of the Apex Bank.

Bank should be capable to serve the people of remote and rural areas, he said.

The meeting was attended by the Chairmen, MDs and other shareholder members of Cooperative Societies affiliated to Apex Bank, departmental officers and Bank officials.

Earlier, Tsering Thongdok, MD of Apex Bank presented the Annual Report2014-15 highlighting the performance and achievements made during the year. He further informed that bank is now on CBS platform and the process for issuing ATM Services through RuPay Debit Cards and RuPay Kisan Credit Cards is on.

He also informed that besides normal business the bank will implement National Schedule Tribe Finance & Development Corporation scheme at concessional rate of interest during current financial year. The Bank has prepared a Road Map for recovery of NPA loan in 5 years from 2016 -2020 by adopted legal assistance. The State govt. has already directed the works departments to obtain No Due Certificate from Apex bank for release of bill payments.

Administrator of Apex Bank, Dr. Olik Taring opined that as promised in the last AGM, he has been able to convince state govt. departments to accept Bank Guarantee and Call Deposit of Apex Bank for the Tender and security purposes. He also opined that the Bank is in CBS and functioning and providing services at par other Nationalized Banks.

Bengia Hemanta, Chairman, APSCU appreciated the performance of the bank and advised the bank to meet the credit requirements of member cooperative institutions on priority for all round development. He suggested the management to take all precaution while extending loan by observing codal formalities.



President Rule is emergency and temporary measure: Rajkhowa

ITANAGAR, Jan 30: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh JP Rajkhowa while interacting with representatives from political parties said President Rule is only an emergency and a temporary measure. Sooner or later, a democratically elected Government will be here

He said this during a separate meetings with the representatives of Jan Andholan Committee led by Tame Phassang and People Party of Arunachal led by Kahfa Bengia and Kamen Ringu in Itanagar on Jan 30.

Law and order has to be maintained effectively at all cost and also we have to ensure good governance and will cull corruption that has badly affected the Governance in the State for last many years, said the Governor.



North East expo begins in Pasighat

[ Mingkeng Osik ]

PASIGHAT, Jan 30: The North East Trade Expo began at high school ground Pasighat, today.

The expo will continue till February 10 wherein participants from different north eastern states and countries from abroad, including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand, Nepal and Bhutan have put up their stalls.  

Councilor (Ward no. 6) Makpak Peyang inaugurated the expo in presence of Bogong Banggo Yameng Kebang Secretary General Manning Moyong.

In his brief speech, Peyang said that this kind of events and programmes offer an opportunity to the people of the country and abroad know each other’s culture besides fostering unity and friendship among the people.

The expo is also supported by Bogong Banggo Yameng Kebang for better management.  



Free children’s medical camp held

ITANAGAR, Jan 30: Childline, Itanagar in collaboration with Don Bosco Alumni and Oju Mission; and supported by ITBP, Sector, Head Quarter, Itanagar, organized a free medical camp for children at Don Bosco Residential Training Centre, Vivek Vihar here today. A large number of children from various parts of the Capital Complex, especially the less privileged children and children rescued under “Operation Smile”, participated.

Ajay Pal Singh, DIG, ITBP, SHQ, Itanagr, acknowledged the activities of Don Bosco society which gives quality and value-based education even in interior villages and called upon the children present to imbibe healthy habits and keep themselves away from all unlawful activities.  

“Don’t think of your background or economic status.  Concentrate on your studies and work hard and greatness will be yours”, said the DIG.  

Kime Aya, Vice President, Don Bosco Alumni Association, Itanagar advised children to keep away from all bad habits, especially substance abuse and addiction of all types.  

Fr. Cyriac, Director, Don Bosco Youth Centre, Itanagar lauded the people-friendly activities of ITBP and the yeomen service that Oju Mission renders through their shelter home to children in distress. He also spoke about the self-sacrificing life of Don Bosco which has inspired and given impetus to Don Bosco institutions the world over in about 132 countries.  

Dr. V. N. Sharma, SLO, NSS, exhorted the children present to cultivate good habits which alone can lead to greatness.  

Over 200 children attended the medical/health check up camp.



Dist level tournaments for CM’s

ITANAGAR, Jan 30: The district level football and volleyball tournaments for CM’s Trophy of Tirap and Lower Subansiri concluded.

In Khonsa (Tirap), Khunnu Kheti-XI of Khonsa West Assembly Constituency won the men’s football trophy beating LAMSA-XI of Khonsa East Constituency in the final at Nehru Stadium today.

In women’s football, Chinkoi Team defeated Star-XI Deomali in the final to win the trophy.

However, the results of volleyball competitions are still awaited.

Winners will represent the district in the state level CM’s Trophy.

Nakap Ketok of Khunnu Kheti Team of Khonsa West Constituency was adjudged best football player in men’s category while Hamnya Tekwa and Wichoam Tekwa, both from Chinkoi Team, were jointly declared as best women football players of the tournament.

Ropong Kitnya of Nogna Team and Yambu Nokpa of Lazu team, both from Khonsa West Assembly Constituency, were adjudged as best men and women volleyball player respectively.

Tirap Deputy Commissioner Ravi Jha gave away trophies and cash prizes to all the winners of the final matches in different categories.

The tournament was organized by a committee headed by DSO (Sports) Roy Mihu.

Dibbo Sports Club and Yazali Football Club will represent Lower Subansiri in men and women’s football respectively in the state level CM’s Trophy to be held in Itanagar.

In volleyball, Pistana Sports Club and Yachuli Sports will represent the district in the women and men’s category respectively.

Meanwhile, the district level Chief Minister’s Trophy on football and volleyball (Men & Women) of Changlang district began at district headquarters Changlang today.

The inaugural match was played between Nampong constituency women football team and Changlang North team in which the former beat the later by 2-o goal.

In the second match of women’s football, Bordumsa constituency thrashed Changlang South constituency by 4-0 goals.

In men’s football, Nampong constituency beat Miao constituency by 3-1 goal while the match played between Changlang North Constituency and Bordumsa constituency ended in a goalless draw in regulation and extra time.

Bad light forced the match referee to stop the match undecided.

In volleyball women’s category, Bordumsa constituency beat Nampong constituency by 2-0 sets and Changlang South Constituency beat Changlang North constituency by 2-1 while in volleyball men’s category Changlang North constituency beat Changlang South constituency by 2-1 sets and Bordumsa constituency beat Miao constituency by 2-0 sets.

Earlier, kicking off the tournament Deputy Commissioner, Changlang urged the players to maintain discipline and upkeep sportsman spirit throughout the tournament. Saying that games and sports impart a sense of discipline, fellow-feeling and togetherness he urged them to develop a healthy relationship among all. DIPROs



Karatekas bags 3 medals in National School Games

ITANAGAR, Jan 30: The School Karate team from the state bagged three medals—one Silver and two Bronze—in the 61st National School Game which was held in Rupnagar, Punjab from January 20 to 24.

Yamik Lida bagged the silver medal in below -48 kg category while the bronze medals were won by Karsang Yanga (-52kg) and Chopa Tallo (-50 kg).

The Team was led by Prakash Limbu as Chief-de Mission cum Manager.

Meanwhile Shihan Likha Tara, President, Arunachal Karate Do Association (AKA) has expressed his immense happiness over the performance of the karatekas on their arrival at AKA office from Punjab today.

He also expressed gratitude to Directorate of School Education for financing the team for participation in the National School Game.



Large Poppy plantations destroyed in LDV

ITANAGAR, Jan 30: To check opium and drug menace in the district, the teams constituted by Lower Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner Ravi Dawan, have destroyed young poppy plants grown in as many as 118 plots in Anpum and Bizari areas of Dambuk sub-division.

After collecting necessary information from sources, the teams under the overall supervision of Dambuk ADC Atul Tayeng started search operation separately in different areas on January 27 and located those 118 plots in Anpum and Bazari areas where the poppy plants were grown.

One team had conducted the operation at Bizari areas with help of the GBs of the village while the other two teams conducted the operation at Anpum and Loklung areas with local student leaders. The GBs of Bizari village and the student leaders of Anpum had not only helped the teams in locating the plots but also assisted them in destroying the poppy plants, Tayeng said.

The second round of operation will be carried out very soon as there might be many more such plots in inaccessible pockets, where poppy plantation is very likely, Tayeng informed.

The administration is also keeping strict vigil on the movement of suspected persons to check drugs (opium) peddling as the area shares porous border with Assam making their movement easy.



Shatrughan takes a dig at Modi's 'advisors' on PR

NEW DELHI, Jan 30: Disgruntled BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha today criticised the Centre's decision to impose President's Rule (PR) in Arunachal Pradesh, taking potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "great advisors" wondering what answers they will have if the Supreme Court ruled against it.

Sinha, who has been at variance with the party leadership over a host of issues, questioned the government's "hurry and worry" when the matter was being heard by the apex court.

"I have tremendous faith in our dashing, dynamic action hero PM. But wonder who the 'great' advisors are who advised President's Rule in Arunachal Pradesh. That too when the matter is sub judice, in the Supreme Court, under a 5 judge constitutional bench. Wonder what was the hurry and worry," he said in a series of tweets, a day after the Centre justified its decision in the Supreme Court.  PTI



SSA teacher goes missing

ITANAGAR, Jan 30: Wapon Sumnyan, a resident of Thinsa village presently serving as SSA teacher in Naitong Primary School of Naitong village, has gone missing from the school since January 19 morning.

An FIR has been lodged with Deomali Police Station.

Police, who have launched search operation, appealed for  information leading to whereabouts of the missing teacher. DIPRO



Meet draws up plan for effective implementation of de-worming prog

AALO, Jan 30:  A district level convergence meeting was held here yesterday to draw up strategy for effective implementation of de-worming programme under National Deworming Day (NDD) in West Siang district.

Liyi Bagra, EAC cum Town Magistrate Aalo, who chaired the meeting, stressed on proper planning, coordination and training for effective implementation of the programme.  He urged all the stakeholders, including Deputy Director ICDS, DDSE, PHED etc to instruct their officers and officials at the block, circle, and village level for active participation in the de-worming programme.

DMO Dr. Marbom Basar suggested for involving the PRI members for effective implementation of programme saying that any programme of this kind often face challenges.

Dr. Linya  Lollen, Medical Superintendant, Dr.Kengo Ori, Deputy Director (ICDS)  and BEO Aalo East representing took part in the deliberation.

Dr. Gemi Angu, Paediatrician GH Aalo explained on Albendazole Deworming tablet, its advantages and disadvantages. DIPRO



RKMH conducts medical camp at Chayangtajo

ITANAGAR, Jan 30: A two days mega mobile medical camp was conducted at Chayangtajo recently by the doctors of RK Mission Hospital (RKMH) Itanagar.

A dedicated team of doctors and para-medics from the hospital, including Dr. T. Pakam, Dr.Binpi Karlo, Dr. Tasso Byai, and Dr. Prateek Jain treated more than thousands of patients from far flung border villages. Spot blood and urine tests, eye screening were conducted for the poor patients free of cost. Walking sticks, knee caps and cervical collars were provided to old persons.

Ashok Tajo, ADC, Chayangtajo inaugurated the health camp. He lauded the RK Mission authorities for conducting the health camp in remote area like Chayangtajo. He advised the patients to make best use of such camps and derive maximum benefit from it.

The program was coordinated by Dr. Kemba Padu, MO Chayangtajo.



AACS takes part in rally at Jantar Mantar

ITANAGAR, Jan 30: Members of the Anna Samarthak Gandhwadi Sangh and Arunachal Pradesh Anti-Corruption Sena (AACS) led by its President Serpi Flago took part in an Anna Samartakh Gandhwadi Sangh and Indian Against Corruption organized national movement-cum-rally at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi today, informed the AACS in a release.  

The movement has been launched to urge the Prime Minister for implementation of Lok Pal Bill and Lok Ayukta which has already been passed and received the assent of the President of India on Jan 1, 2014.



Patnaik meets Governor

ITANAGAR, Jan 30: The Advisor to Governor, G.S. Patnaik called on JP Rajkhowa at Raj Bhavan, here today, where they discussed on issue of finance, education and skill development.

The Governor asked the Advisor to immediately review and streamline the financial management, so the financial constraint does not create hurdles to the developmental process. He also asked him to look into the financial mismanagement as alleged by the Non-Governmental Organisations.

The Governor said that fund distribution from various sources and programmes should be fair, free and equity.

The Governor advised Patnaik, who is the in-charge for Education, to give thrust in improving the State literacy rate and girl education in the State. He asked him to give emphasis on higher education, particularly science and technology.

The Governor also stressed on arresting dropout rate in schools and colleges. He suggested for providing skill development trainings in the District Industry Centres to the dropouts thereby

The Governor asked Patnaik to review the implementation of North Eastern Region Community Resource Management Project (NERCORMP) which is launched in three districts of Tirap, Changlang and Longding.



Solar home lighting systems installed

ITANAGAR, Jan 30:  LED based solar home lighting systems were installed in various households of remote Neokhilanghi village under Phassang Circle of Kurung Kumey recently by the Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA), GoAP, informed Neokhilanghi Development Committee chairman Ringu Taping in a release today.

Lauding the Director APEDA and PO, Koloriang for their noble initiative, the chairman further hoped that the agency continues with more such activities in future.



APCC pays homage to Bapuji

ITANAGAR, Jan 30: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) today paid homage to Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 68th Martyrdom Day today at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Itanagar.

Floral tributes were paid to the decorated portrait of Bapuji by the office bearers of APCC and frontal organizations. A two minutes silence was observed as a mark of respect to Gandhiji followed by prayer meeting.



Relief sought for fire victims

ITANAGAR, Jan 30:  Informing that three members of a family had lost their lives in a devastating fire which broke out at 4 am today in the house of one Bake Tagin at Bath Village near Ganga Lake, the Arunachal Youth Organization (AYO) has in a release appealed the Capital Complex DC and concern authorities to provide immediate relief to the victim’s family.

The fire tenders were unable to reach the spot on time and save the lives of the three persons which include Bake Tagin, his wife Bake Ana and daughter Bake Ame, the AYO claimed and demanded enquiry into the whole incident. It further demanded early establishment of a fire station at Gohpur to ensure quick access of the fire tenders to nearby areas like Bath, Chimpu, Poma, Jote etc. in case of similar incidents



Awareness camp

ITANAGAR, Jan 30: Pedong Kenbo Society, an Aalo based NGO is launching a fortnight-long campaign to create awareness among the masses about the impacts of global warming and climate change and various other issues, in villages of West Siang district.

The NGO will focus on various issues, like uncontrolled jhum cultivation, deforestation, burning of forests leading to global warming and climate change, reckless hunting/killing of wildlife and the importance of preserving and protecting flora and fauna during the campaign.



Mock drill on fire and rescue operation

AALO, Jan 30: A mock drill on fire-fighting and rescue operations was conducted by the personnel of the Department of Fire and Emergency Service, Fire Station, Aalo at Govt. Secondary School, Pobdi on January 28.

Demonstration on fire management, rescue operation methods and techniques using ropes, stretchers, handling of fire extinguishers etc. was conducted during the day-long programme.

Any kind of disaster can be thwarted or the extent of the damages can be minimized through awareness, safety tips and precautions, said Ime Ngomdir, Officer Incharge of Fire Station Aalo. He appealed to the students to spread the message to their families and friends.

Litem Ete, Headmaster of the school also stressed on disaster preparedness and precautionary measures to avert major casualty in case of natural disaster. DIPRO







In the news item published on Jan 30 edition of this daily with the heading ‘Post CO soon’, Phassang Circle was wrongly mentioned as Lungsa Circle. It should have been read as Phassang Circle and not Lungsa as mentioned.  


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