Admn issues order against wanton killing of wild life
ITANAGAR, July 20: Expressing concern over wanton killing of wild animals inside
the wild life sanctuaries as well as village forests area by some unwanted elements
for consumption and commercial purpose despite repeated order against it, the Papum
Pare district administration has advised the law abiding citizens to cooperate
in nabbing the culprits for punishment under Wildlife Protection Act 1972.
In an order, the Deputy Commissioner Nandini Paliwal said wanton killing of wild
animals is posing threat to the existence of many species of wild lives and also
leading to ecological imbalances in the district. As per section 51 of the Wildlife
(Protection) Act, 1972 killing of any variety of wild animals is a crime and the
persons indulging in such activities are liable to be prosecuted, the order said.
The order further stated the persons involved in such criminal activities will be
punished under the Wildlife Protection Act 1972.
Doctors threaten stir
ITANAGAR, July 20: Arunachal Pradesh Doctors Association has threatened to go on
a state wide protest if the government does not come out open with the investigation
and action taken against Police officers involved in assault of Dr Tana Talim Tara,
Medical Officer of Leporiang.
On June 28, APDA had lodged a complaint against the assault with a warning that if
within ten days, action was not taken, it would go on protest. The proposed statewide
protest was kept at abeyance after an assurance from the government. However, after
govt inaction, the APDA today threatened to go on protest.
Dr Tana was allegedly beaten up by the Police which resulted in rapture of left tympanic
GWS demand action from Govt.
ITANAGAR, July 20: Galo Welfare Society in a representation to the Chief Secretary
on “unnatural Custodial Death” of Late Jumchi (Tachi) Nguso appealed for booking
of Police Officers and Personnel involved under Section IPC 302.
Late Nguso, a bus conductor by profession was on his way on foot from Pappu Nallah
to catch a bus from Naharlagun Bus Station to go to his place of duty at Daporijo
on July 15 when he was hit by a vehicle belonging to the security cell of the Chief
Minister. The vehicle coming going towards Itanagar allegedly hit Nguso. The Officer
K Pait informed the Police regarding the accident. However Police team led by SI
Suresh Singh of Naharlagun Police station instead of taking him to hospital brought
him to Police station where Late Nguso was allegedly tortured.
The GWS termed Nguso’s death a clear case of murder and violation of Human Rights
committed in group by the Police personnel in uniform. The Society’ while condemning
the barbaric and brutal act of the Police appealed to the Govt. to institute inquiries
at different levels to find out all the persons involved in the act and punish them
as per the Law.
Suresh Singh, SI and his team of boys should be immediately booked under IPC 302,
arrested and kept behind the bars till the inquiry is complete, it said.
It is also appealed to the Govt. that the wife and children of the deceased should
also be suitably compensated by the Govt.
‘Galo Welfare Society’ has also constituted an ‘Independent Fact Finding Committee’
(IFFC) on its own to find out the actual facts and persons involved in the incident
with Bamang Tago, Chairperson (ACR) as the Chairman of the Committee, advocates Dicky
Panging and Sunil Mow and president Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society Dharmawoti
Mongmow, President as member and Domo Padu member Secy.
An early action by the Govt. in unearthing the persons involved in the incident,
giving exemplary punishment to the culprits and awarding suitable compensation to
the kits and kinds of the victim will go a long way in upholding Justice in a Civil
Dry Run for smooth conduct of QBR
ITANAGAR, July 20: For smooth conduct of the Queens Baton Relay in the twin capital
cities of Itanagar and Naharlagun on July 22, the Capital Complex District Administration
conducted a Dry run this afternoon covering all the places to be touched by the Queens
Parliamentary Secretary Sports & Youth Affairs Wangki Lowang and Parliamentary Secretary
Land Management and Labour & Capital Deputy Commissioner Dr. S. B Deepak Kumar and
SP Hibu Tamang along with team of officers from the District Administration and Sports
& Youth Affairs joined the run and took note of every locations in the twin capital
cities where the Baton would be passing through.
Received by the Raj Bhawan Officers including ADC to Governor Sqn Ldr M. Bhardwaj
and Maj R.D. Gonte, the Dry Run team visited Raj Bhawan campus through the Main Gate
from where the Baton would be arriving and were guided through the campus up to Raj
Bhawan Helipad Gate. The team also visited the spot where a Sapling would be planted
when the Baton arrives to commemorate the event.
Tawang is gearing up to receive the Queen’s Baton Relay which is scheduled to land
on the soil of Tawang on July 22. The district administration conducted social services
in all the offices, market areas, and schools today. The DC’s office, officials
and staffs also participated in the early morning cleanliness drive.
Meanwhile All Tawang district Students Union while welcoming the queen's baton relay
in Tawang has assured to volunteer to make the relay a success.
BIM records 125 species on day one
MIAO, July 20: On day one of the Butterfly India Meet (BIM), some 125 species were
Its an incredible achievement that in a single day, we have been able to record 125
species of butterflies, uncountable dragonflies and moths, said butterfly enthusiast
Arunachal Pradesh Police versus the citizens
Unlike other places in North East where Police and Army personnel are epitome of
everything that can possibly go wrong in a civil society, in Arunachal they commanded
some kind of respect. But that came crumbling down on July 15 when APST Bus conductor
Jumchi (Tachi) Nguso died a death no one deserved.
If we believe the media reports, the Police categorically said that he jumped into
the car with an intention to commit suicide. Yours truly might sound as ridiculous
as the Police but anyone in their sane or insane minds would choose other ways of
committing suicide rather than walk on a road specifically targeting a vehicle belonging
to Chief Minister’s Security cell to come hit them.
Speculation apart, the fact remains that Nguso was denied medical attention for two
long hours. Even in bad road conditions, BTM Hospital and Niba Clinic is mere three
minutes drive from where he was hit by the vehicle. The Naharlagun General Hospital
is mere ten minutes drive. Rather than medical attention, the officer took him to
Police station setting a perfect bad example of inhuman treatment and violation of
very basic human right.
We would never know what exactly happened at the Police station unless the Police
come forward which is almost next to impossible. Today honesty is not something we
associate with the law keepers.
Despite SIT, Magisterial and independent enquiries, it is unlikely that we would
ever get the details of what happened in the last hours of Late Nguso’s life.
The public outcry after Nguos’s death was unprecedented. Despite our common Arunachalee
heritage, hardly have we come forward for a common goal. But on July 15, led by students,
irrespective of their affiliations, tribal and non tribal came out in open against
Police. This should be a message for the Arunachal Pradesh Police. When law keepers
do not respect their profession and wear their uniform with pride and responsibility,
citizens will not go out of their way to tolerate them. There may be good men and
women out there in uniform but when the department is subjected to such public humiliation,
something must be terribly wrong.
A couple of months back, the Home Minister Tako Dabi had Arunachalees squirm in acute
embarrassment when he proudly announced on a prime TV channel that it was okay for
Arunachal Police Personnel to have a drink or two while on duty.
Later on the Minister went on to become a hero when he campaigned for the cause of
eunuchs by writing to the Home Ministry that they be included in Police forces.
Yours truly would hope that he campaign for an Arunachal where Police takes an injured
to a hospital and where common citizens could walk on the road whenever they want
to, devoid of any fear and intimidation.
Medical camps at remote villages in Changlang
Changlang, July 20: District Health Society, Changlang under active participation
of DMO, Changlang Dr Pramathesh De and DRCHO Dr P Dutta concluded 7 days RCH outreached
camp through School Health Programme at various difficult and remote areas in the
During the camps, total of 792 patients were provided free treatment with distribution
of free medicines in the schools namely, KGBV Longlung, Govt Middle schools Saching,
Bubang, Hadap, Phangtip, Yangkang and Govt Sec School Kongsa.
Anti natal check up were also provided to pregnant mothers and 185 Children with
age in between 10-12 years were given TT injection. 151 blood slides for malaria
were collected during the camp where some of the positive cases have also been detected.
Group meeting amongst the public and students through involving PRI, public leaders,
teachers, Govt Officials etc was also organized to create awareness on maternal
& Child Health, Family planning, TB, malaria, HIV/AIDS and other health related diseases
including discussion on situation on sanitation and cleanliness drive.
Advocacy Programme/counseling on Adolescent Reproductive and sexual health were taken
up amongst the students of different schools.
Medical Officers Dr Minsing Ngemu, Dr Tape Kaye and Dr K Mossang from district hospital;
Changlang rendered their sincere efforts providing a platform for the villagers and
students of remote areas to avail maximum benefit from the camp. (DIPRO)
State cabinet approves jobs for Palin victims
ITANAGAR, July 20: The state cabinet has approved creation of group D posts for ten
bereaved families caused by devastating fire in Palin which took the lives of 10
kindergarten students on Feb 10 this year. The fire which broke out at a hostel
killed ten students and injured scores of others sending a shock wave across the
ADC Pania Chukhu Takar has informed that state cabinet has approved the creation
The ADC further revealed that detailed estimate has been prepared and sent for technical
approval and sanction to the concerned agency for construction of memorial at the
Regarding Rs 34 lakh relief package from Prime Minister relief fund, he informed
that, the bank account number from the victims have been taken and intimated to the
concerned authorities for onward payment which will be released in due course of
time directly in their accounts. Giving a details of the action taken, the ADC said,
a day after the tragedy, Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu visited Palin and announced
construction of high power committee to investigate the causes of mishap, also constructed
another committee to ascertain quantum of relief and measures to be taken headed
by education minister Bosiram Siram, MP Takam Sanjay and all the four MLAs of the
district and announced sum of Rs 20 lakh from his relief fund which was immediately
dispersed after following all the formalities and laid down procedures. He further
informed that a sum of Rs 1 lakh was provided to next of the kin of victims and Rs
NSU against CRPF occupation of hostel
ITANAGAR, July 20: The Nocte Students Union ((NSU) has served an ultimatum to the
Tirap district administration demanding shifting of CRPF camp from Boys’ Hostel
of the Government Higher Secondary School, Khonsa.
In an ultimatum to Deputy Commissioner, the union said that the students’ academic
results is not up to the expectation and they show very poor results in Class XII
exam this year due to accommodation problem. It said the CRPF captured the hostel
for last four years and the students of this backward district could not bear the
expenses of rented house. Resenting that the administration failed to pay heed
to repeated representation submitted earlier in this regard, union said, it has taken
a decision to launch phase house bandh call in favour of its demand. First phase
of the 12 hours bandh will be observed on July 28, the union further said.
In a separate letter the union also appealed the DC to monitor the ongoing construction
of township road in order to maintain quality works.
GPM delegation apprises PR Minister of their grievances
ITANAGAR, July 20: A delegation of Gram Panchayat members of Upper Subansiri district
today apprised the Panchayat Minister, the Commissioner and Chief Secretary of their
various grievances through a memorandum for quick redressal.
While demanding review and recast of Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF) in the district,
they alleged that the District Planning Commission has approved the perspective plan
without taking consent of the respective Gram Panchayat Members which is gross violation
of the prescribed guidelines.
They also alleged embezzlement of public money by implementing agencies.
"The implementing agencies are making payment without ensuring any work execution
under BRGF and Border Area Development Programme," they said in a release and demanded
for sending Special investigation team to Upper Subansiri district. The officers
and officials responsible for wastage of public money should be punished, they demanded.
Alleging misappropriation of TFC grant, the release claimed that Centre had released
Rs 8,90,000 for Upper Subansiri district in 2009-10 but Gram level share has not
been released so far and utilization of fund so released are still not known.
The team also demanded immediate launching of Shakshar Baharat Mission (SBM) in Upper
Subansiri, Awarding MGNREGA supply component to GPMs.
NCP unhappy over deplorable road condition
ITANAGAR, July 20: Papum Pare District unit of Nationalist Congress Party (DNCP)
has demanded the government for adequate fund provision in the current AOP for maintenance
of all roads connecting the district headquarter Itanagar.
Expressing discontentment over non-maintenance of the Itanagar-Poma-Jote road, which
is in deplorable condition for decades, the district NCP unit in its meeting today
demanded the state government for judicious utilization of SPA fund in such public
utility sector instead of allocating it to legislators on piece-mill basis since
SPA fund is basically meant for such purpose only.
While criticizing the State PWD for failing to live up to the expectation of common
people in properly maintaining the roads, the party opined that government should
give freedom to department in preparing AOP. Itanagar-Poma-Jote road is the lifeline
for people of Papum, Poma, Jote and Batt villages and it is also one of the major
routes through which tourists from different parts of the country and abroad visit
Ganga Lake, Biological Park etc. However, flow of tourists has dropped significantly
in the recent times due to worst road condition, the party claimed.
Daporijo needs proper garbage management
ITANAGAR, July 20: All Tagin Youth Organization alleged the Urban Development Department
and the District Administration of not maintaining proper garbage management system
in the Daporijo Township.
It appealed to the concerned authority to take up immediate action to keep the town
neat and clean.
The union further concerned over the skyrocketing prices of essential commodities
in the area appealed to the authority for strict implementing of the prices of essential
commodities fixed by the district administration for the greater interest of the
Civil-Army coord. meet held at Tawang
TAWANG, July 20: A Civil-Army coordination meeting was held at Hqs 190 Mountain Brigade
yesterday to sort out the common issues pertaining to streamlining of the procedures
of issuance of Bumla Tourist passes, grazing permits for forward areas, regulations
of stone quarry within the army area, free medical facilities for remote villages
by army and other matter related to land acquisitions for AP Scouts HQs and army
units operation in the district, reports DIPRO.
The meeting, however, gave emphasis on procedures for obtaining permit for tourist
to visit Bumla and local grazers, timely acquisition of land for army.
While interacting with the army authorities, Tawang deputy commissioner Gamli Padu
requested all concerned to extend cooperation and agreed to have periodic interlocutor
with the army authorities of the district so that the action points emerged in the
meeting could be reviewed time to time.
Brig. CP Mohanti, Commander, 190 Mountain Brigade represented Army in the meeting.
Bharat Shiksha Ratan award for Dr Heli
ITANAGAR, July 20: Dr. Taba Heli Programme coordinator, Krishi Vigyan Kendra Papum-Pare
(Arunachal Pradesh) has been awarded with “Bharat Shiksha Ratan award” by the Global
Society for Health & Education Growth, at a glittering award ceremony held at India
Habitat Centre, New Delhi yesterday.
He has been chosen from the field of education growth and Rural Development chapters.
Dr. Taba Heli hailing from Yazali (Lower subansiri dist.) is the first Ph.d among
Arunachal Pradesh in the animal husbandry and Veterinary science.
Prior to his assignment in KVK (ICAR), he dedicated himself towards Mithun Development
activities by establishing Mithun farms at Sagalee and Lichi in Papum Pare district
(AH& Vety.Deptts.) and carried out research works.
The Bharat Shikhsa Ratan awardee Dr. Heli with his team of Subject Matter Specialist
(SMS) belonging to different Agri-Allied sectors is dedicated towards livelihood
improvements of the farming community.
All together 117 personalities representing various sectors of health and socio-economic
development from all India were awarded. The award carries a trophy and a citation
in due recognition to the individual achievements in the field of health and education
growth in the country.
MLA gives emphasis on quality implementations of schemes
ITANAGAR, July 20: Kalaktang MLA T N Thongdok has stressed the need of maintaining
quality in implementation of Govt schemes.
Addressing the meeting of the newly elected members of the block, the MLA who is
also chairman of the Arunachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board also urged
both the Congress leaders and Panchayat leaders to work united and cooperate with
Govt officials in implementation of Govt plan and policies. He also urged the Congress
leaders to work hard for strengthen the party.
Among others, former minister D K Thongdok, block president R T Bapu, PCC secretary
Khandu Thongon, panchayat and public leaders of the area took part in the meeting.
All the speakers called for coordinated efforts by both party functionaries and
panchayat leaders for better development in grass root level.
General officer commanding in Changlang
Changlang, July 20: General Officer Commanding, 3 Corps Lieutenant General N K Singh,
AVSM, VSM visited District Changlang yesterday along with Major General G S Katoch,
VSM, General Officer Commanding, Dah Division and DIG 25 Sector Assam Rifles. He
applauded the efforts by 25 Assam Rifles in curbing insurgency and assisting Civil
Administration towards getting normalcy, in the District.
ATDSU thank govt
ITANAGAR, July 20: All Tawang district Students Union has thanked the government
for its “immediate action” while dealing with the Jumchi (Tachi) Nguso case. It further
extended its condolence to the bereaved family members.
Bodies of 4 AAPWU units dissolved
ITANAGAR, Jul 20: All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union (AAPWU) has dissolved the
bodies of its Upper Subansiri, Upper Siang, East Siang and Tawang branch units on
expiry of terms with immediate effect. AAPWU, the central body, has advised the district
units to re-constitute bodies within July 31.
Foot and Mouth disease
ITANAGAR, July 20: All Sagalee Students Union (ASSU) has demanded compensation to
the family who lost their Mithuns due to outbreak of foot and mouth disease recently.
Claiming that many farmers have lost their Mithuns due to outbreak of disease in
Sagalee area, the Union appealed the Mithun owners to approach the nearest veterinary
centre to precautionary measures. It also urged the authorities, MLA and Panchayat
leaders to look into the matter seriously.
ITANAGAR, July 20: Abotani Youth Welfare Society and G 10 Friendship Forum expressed
shock over the sudden demise of former AAPSU Vice President and the founder secretary
of the Abotani Youth Welfare Society Mudang Laling, who died today.
The members of the society and the Forum conveyed their heartfelt condolence to the
bereaved family members and prayed almighty god for the eternal peace of the departed
soul and give enough strength to the family.
ITANAGAR, July 20: Parliamentary Secretary Food, Civil Supply and Consumer Affairs
Lokam Tassar has consented to attend as chief guest in the 3rd general conference
of Arunachal Teachers’ Association (ATA), Kurung Kumey District Unit on August 4
ITANAGAR, July 20: Tadar Abu Charitable Society has celebrated its 6th foundation
day at Sidhartha Vihar, Itanagar on July 17 last.
On the occasion, the society has felicitated class X and XII CBSE topper of the Tadar
Abu Family members.
Besides officers, social workers and members of the society Deputy Secretary Tadar
Tallar, member women commission Tadar Yadir and Zonal manager, State APEX Bank Tadar
Simi participated at the foundation day celebration.
ITANAGAR, July 20: Bullo and Mudang Santung Ahing Association (BAMSAA) in collaboration
with Bullo Mudang-Development Committee of Hong Village, Lower Subansiri District
has conducted a 2 days social service at Bullo Mudang village from July 17.
Chakka Bandh passes of peacefully
ITANAGAR: All Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Employee Welfare Association has
observed a peaceful 12 hours Chakka Bandh and Tools down strike today.
The Bandh was observed to protest against the inhuman torture of Tachi Nguso an APST
Bus conductor by police.
Earlier, AAPSTEWA had demanded termination of all the culprits involved in the death
Nguso and also demanded job compensation to one of the bereaved family member.
Order against unauthorized building
Tawang: Deputy Commissioner, Tawang has issued an order against the indiscriminate
and unauthorized construction of buildings, raising of structures and public amenities
all along the side of the National Highway and other roads in the district by various
departments without prior permission from the concerned authority.