ITANAGAR, June 30: All Pipu Chayang Tajo Gawe Purrang Sawa Students’ Union (APCGSSU)
has demanded re-arrest of Sanjeev Tana, one of the accused of grenade planting case,
who was released on bail.
It questioned that on what ground the bail has been granted and whether he was interrogated
by police or not.
The students union also demanded removal of Minister Atum Welly and Chief Information
Commissioner YD Thongchi from their respective posts to facilitate free and fair
investigation in illegal appointments.
Meanwhile, the students union alleged that SPA fund amounting to Rs. One crore meant
for construction of porter track in Pipu circle has been siphoned off by producing
false bills by contractor and politicians with help of engineer. Only a length of
1.5 km (approx) has been constructed in new Pipu area, APCGSSU said and threatened
to launch strong move against the culprits.
It appealed to the local MLA to improve the present road of Pipu circle which has
worsened further for want of maintenance.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization has reiterated its earlier
demand for resignation of Welly for facilitating proper and smooth investigation
into the alleged illegal appointments in Govt department.
PhD for Jumyir Basar
ITANAGAR, June 30: Jumyir Basar, Assistant Professor, Arunachal Institute of Tribal
Studies, Rajiv Gandhi University; has been awarded Ph.D. by Rajiv Gandhi University
for her work on the topic ‘A Study of Indigenous Knowledge System in Development
Policies and Programmes with special Reference to Resource Management by the Galo
of Arunachal Pradesh’. The external examiners highly praised her innovative approach
to the inter-disciplinary topic of research, having theoretical grounds, empirical
accounts and policy implications. Daughter of Dr. Tajum Basar and Mrs. Dakter Basar,
she was working under the supervision of Dr. M.C. Behera, Associate Professor, Arunachal
Institute of Tribal Studies, Rajiv Gandhi University. She was a Doctoral Fellow of
Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi, for two years while
pursuing her Ph. D assignment of Rajiv Gandhi University.
ITANAGAR, June 30: Kargu Kardi Student’s Union (KKSU) said that new academic session
is about to begin and the newly upgraded Higher Secondary School of Yomcha and Liromoba
is still without any Senior Teachers and the Community Health Center Yomcha is functioning
with only one Dentist.
The Union further said that only college in West Siang District is functioning without
an auditorium since its inception.
It informed that grievances of the areas have been placed to the Chief Minister,
who has assured of assistance and help for the mentioned grievances.
The Union further regretted that Yomcha does not have a bank. The people in this
particular circle are facing lots of banking related problem since the nearest banking
facility is located at about 60KM away from the area, it said. It appealed to the
state govt. to reconsider their decision and include Yomcha block in the list of
eleven blocks which is set to get banks this financial year.
SBI foundation day
ITANAGAR, June 30: State Bank of India (SBI) would distribute fruits to the patients
of Heema Multispeciality Hospital as part of its foundation day to be celebrated
in collaboration with the city based hospital tomorrow.
ITANAGAR, June 30: Nabam Vivek, Hayeng Mangfi and Hina Camder Tok have been appointed
as spokespersons of the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) with immediate
Milk price fixed
ITANAGAR, Jun 30: Papum Pare Milk Producers’ Union (PPMPU) has fixed the rate of
both thick and light quality milk for capital complex.
While the thick quality of milk will cost Rs. 50 per litre the rate of light quality
milk has been fixed at Rs. 40 per litre. The rates were fixed considering the high
rise in price of cattle feed, labour wages, transportation charge etc., The rates
will be effected from July 1, PPMPU said in a release.
Meanwhile, the milk producers’ union, in its letter to Papum Pare deputy commissioner,
appealed for exemption of cattle feed from tax, notification of free grass collection
area, taking up scheme for supply of cattle feed on subsidy.
It also appealed for veterinary medical facility like timely vaccination of cows
and visit by medical teams to every cow sheds in sectors and villages.
Gamlin congratulates Pema
ITANAGAR, June 30: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin today congratulated
Pema Khandu on his being elected unopposed to the Mukto constituency. While affirming
is confidence in Pema, Gamlin said that his very successful stint and experience
as the President of the DCC, Tawang will stand him in good stead in keeping up the
aspirations people have placed in him.
The Chief Minister further said that Pema’s being elected un-opposed in the seat
held by former Chief Minister late Dorjee Khandu is a sign of the political maturity
that is emerging in our state today. “It is through such collective and positive
action that Arunachal and its people can truly emerge as a state with vision. I would
like to convey my deep sense of appreciation to all the people for standing with
one voice on this issue.”
JAJD equity scheme
ITANAGAR, June 30: A micro financing empowerment project – Jiyo Aur Jine Do (JAJD)
has delivered its 10th free car to Gida Yaju of Ganga Market. IT consultant of the
JAJD Bamang Apo, formally delivered the car key to Gida Yaju at a simple function
While emphasizing on small saving for economic empowerment of individuals, Apo informed
that JAJD project is going to launch its own website soon.
Skill development programme
ITANAGAR, June 30: The branch Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Institute
under Union ministry of MSME, Itanagar has decided to conduct entrepreneurship skill
development programmes (ESDP) on computer office automation and hardware at A to
Z Computer education, Naharlagun and SSi Computer Institute, Itanagar from July 4
and 11 respectively. Educated unemployed youths (Class VIII standard) between the
age group of 18 to 35 are eligible to apply for training programme.
ITANAGAR, June 30: In an effort to make Capital Complex more beautiful, the All Capital
Complex Unemployed Union (ACCUU) has decided to give a fresh look of the Pehelwan
(sculpture) situated along with the NH near Itanagar. The union will renovate and
paint the Pehelwan through social service on July 8 next. Meanwhile, the Union sought
cooperation of the state Govt in this regard.
Noble Wisdom on NE TV
ITANAGAR, June 30: The Buddhist television programme ‘Noble Wisdom’ will now be telecast
on NE TV from July 2 next. Earlier, the programme was scheduled to be telecast on
Nepali TV channel Nepal 1 from June 15. However, the Nepali TV channel could not
do so due to some unavoidable circumstances.
The programme would be telecast on every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
from 6 am to 6.26 am on NE TV.
TV channel Sadhana first started telecasting of Noble Wisdom programme which was
launched by Sherab Sangpo Society, New Delhi at Patna on May 27 last year.
ITANAGAR, June 30: Government primary school, E-Sector Indra Gandhi Park Forest Colony,
Itanagar inaugural function would be attended by MLA Techi Kaso and DDSE Papum Pare
District as chief guest and guest of honour on July 9. In this connection, E-sector
IGP, Forest Colony Welfare Committee is organizing a social service at school complex
on July 2.
ITANAGAR, June 30: Batt Women Welfare Committee in a meeting held recently has decided
to organize Tree plantation programme on July 1 at Batt Upper Primary School.
The programme would be attended by senior citizen, panchayat members, school staff
Dalai Lama birth anniversary
ITANAGAR, June 30: Itanagar Buddhist Culture Society has decided to celebrate 77th
birth anniversary of 14th Dalai Lama at Siddhartha Vihar Gompa, Itanagar on July
ITANAGAR, June 30: G-Sector Welfare Committee organized a social service on self
help basis at G-Sector from June 25 to 28.
During the four day long social service, the workers renovated colony short cut road.
Meanwhile, the committee appealed to the local MLA to upgrade the road and drainage
system in the sector.
ITANAGAR, June 30: Seppa Town Colonies Development Committee ( STCDC) ” have been
formed with Rajesh Singhi as the general secretary while Sundro Sonam as the chairman
Support for Sango Lamte Foundation
ITANAGAR, June 30: While supporting Sango Lamte Foundation for its crusade against
corruption and illegal appointments, the Arunachal Youth Federation (AYF) expressed
dismay over the targeting of a particular person and his family only on charge of
There have numerous cases of such illegal appointments as revealed through RTI. There
is also big scam like PDS, issues like illegal mining and hydropower to be raised
at the highest level, AYF said in a release.
“It would be wise on the part of the SLF to raise these vital issues rather than
sticking to a particular family,” the release said, adding that failing to do so
would mean that the move against corruption by SLF is politically motivated witch
ITANAGAR, June 30: A two days awareness programme on animal husbandry and veterinary
was organized at Sakiang by All Mengio Students’ Union (AMSU) on June 25 and 26.
The programme mainly aimed at educating the villagers about various preventive measures
to be taken at the time of occurrence of diseases in livestock, specially Mithun.
A veterinary officers and doctors team from Balijan, Banderdewa, Sagalee led by Papum
Pare District Veterinary Officer attended the programme.
ITANAGAR, June 30: Arunachal Youth Volunteer Front (AYVF) criticized the State Government
for keeping mum on Pradip Thakur issue.
Condemning the ‘Times of India’ reporter for making the unfounded remark against
a major community of Arunachal Pradesh, the AYVF strongly urged the State Government
to take up the issue for its early solution in the greater interest of the community
as well as the state.
AYVF also condemned the conspiracy against RTI activist Payi Gyadi by planting firearms
and explosives in his personal vehicle. Suspecting involvement of politicians and
high ranking officials in the case, the Front demanded the Government to conduct
proper investigation into the case to unearth the truth or else the AYVF would be
forced to go for democratic means for fulfillment of its demand, the AYVF said in
AYVF reiterates demands
ITANAGAR, June 30: Arunachal Youth Volunteer Front (AYVF) has reiterated its demand
for investigation into Dorjee Khandu chopper crash at Luguthang by CBI and finding
out of black box of the ill-fated chopper to know the cause of the mishap.
Reminding its memorandum submitted earlier to state Govt on June 16 demanding handing
over of chopper mishap case to CBI within a month, the Front questioned why the state
Govt is reluctant to hand over the case to CBI and find out the black box.
The Front further appealed to the state Govt to arrest the person(s) and caller(s)
who gave wrong information about the safe landing of the late CM Dorjee Khandu’s
chopper in Upper Subansiri and later in Bhutan leading to hold on search operation
of the chopper in late evening after the chopper crash on April 30.
Training by district health society
ITANAGAR, June 30: A training was conducted by district health society, Khonsa on
June 28 at the district hospital Khonsa. Dr K Perme DRCHO Khonsa imparted the importance
of the training to the trainees, advising them to utilise the skills for the betterment
of the public of the Tirap District.
The resource person of the training was Dr.M.T Lazi (MO Lazu) and Dr Sikha Rani (MO
Longding).The training was attended by MO Borduria and ANMs from various PHC and
Talent search awards
ITANAGAR, June 30: NCS Talent Search Exam Services, Arunachal Pradesh has conducted
a talent search examination recently under three categories A, B and C in nine centres
throughout the state.
Out of 953 participating candidates, Angel Roy, Itanagar, Yukum Welly, Seppa and
Kamin Tayeng, Pasighat scored 1st, 2nd and 3rd position in Category “A”.
Nityang Padun, Yingkiong, Nui Tasing, Pasighat and Jorjee Sonam, Seppa attained first
three positions in category” B”, while, Ongdu Wakhet, Changlang, Guru Prasad Singh,
Itanagar and Sonam Kumari, Tirbin were adjudged as top three in the category “C”
of the competition.
The award will be given to those meritorious students and also district toppers in
a function which will be held at NCS,TSES Office, Itanagar on August 28.
Pema Khandu declared elected unopposed
ITANAGAR: With the expiry of time for withdrawal of the nomination for Mukto bye-election
today, Election Returning officer has declared INC candidate Pema Khandu elected
unopposed. With the declaration of bye-election result, the provision of model code
of conduct has also come to an end, informed state deputy chief electoral officer
in a release today.
Mukto Assembly constituency has fallen vacant due to untimely demise of late Chief
Minister Dorjee Khandu.
The Election Commission of India issued notification for Mukto bye election on June
20 and all poll related activities for conducting bye-election on July 14 began with
the issuance of notification.
Except INC candidate Pema Khandu, no other political parties and independent candidates
filed nominations till last date of filing of nomination on June 27.
Pema Khandu filed three sets of nomination and nomination papers were found valid
after scrutinization on June 28.
Itanagar: On July 1 the ‘Doctors Day’ will be celebrated at the Arunachal State Hospital
Seminar Hall at Naharlagun. The Arunachal Pradesh Doctors Association (APDA) is organizing
a Continued Medical Education (CME) on few burning topics for the Doctors which will
be deliberated by the Senior Doctors to mark the day. APDA has requested all Doctors
working in various institutions to join the celebration.
Prohibitory order revoked
ITANAGAR: Capital Complex district magistrate Bokar Basar in an order has revoked
the prohibitory order under section 144 Cr PC with effect from July 1. The 144 CrPC
was imposed on June 28 last.
High Court summer vacation
ITANAGAR: Itanagar Permanent Bench of Gauhati High Court will remain closed from
July 4-15 on account of summer vacation.
However, during the vacation, the officers and staff of registry will attend the
office as per roster arrangement.
Further, urgent matters in respect of Itanagar Permanent Bench’s jurisdiction will
be allowed to be filed and moved before the vacation court of Justice Anima Hazarika
on July 6 and 12.
Fire Service department gasp for breath
ITANAGAR, June 30: “The Fire service in this state at present is not well equipped
to effectively respond to different kinds of disasters,” this is the frank admission
made by the office of Director Fire Service Force while replying to an RTI application.
Though fire service department is one of the nodal agencies for disaster management
in the state, it is struggling to survive.
The Tawang helipad chopper crash in which many valuable lives were lost caused lot
of embarrassment to Arunachal Pradesh government as later it was found that no fire
tenders were available at heliport during the time of accident. Many believe that
lives could have been saved had there been fire tenders. What is more shocking is
that most of the helipads of state do not have fire service tender to cater any fire
accidents. The Department has advised authority to provide foam tenders to all helipads
for better performance.
The information revealed under the RTI Act further reveal that the state of affairs
in the department is abysmal as many district headquarters and small towns do not
have fire tenders. At present for whole state there are 24 number of fire tenders
out of which 16 are on the verge of auction. To take care the 16 districts of state
only 333 numbers of people are being employed in fire service department including
9 ministerial staff. In the last financial year department was provided fund to the
tune of Rs 6, 98, 30,000. In the year 2008-09 the fund allocated was Rs 3, 39, 07,000
while in the year 2009-10 it was Rs 4, 96, 54, 000.
Fire service department believes that foam tenders rather than water tenders is best
to reduce response time and effective performance of duty. At present there are 13
static water tanks in the fire stations in Arunachal and all the fire stations have
water tanks except Naharlagun and Yingkiong. The most shocking exposure is the non
availability of static water tank at Naharlagun fire station. Often fire tenders
have to depend on Pachin River or PHE water pipe for water source. They are facing
immense problems because of this. Even though fire service department has been identified
as one of the nodal agencies for disaster management in state till date it’s activities
is only limited to fire incidents and its mitigation as per the disaster management
In the last three year, state has lost 17 lives due to fire accidents of which in
2009 two lives were lost including 1 at Ziro and 2 at Tawang. The 2010 witnessed
death of 14 due to fire accident and 194 fire accidents took place in whole state
including tragic Palin school fire accident. The year 2008 witnessed 136 fire accidents
while in 2009 it rose to 179.
Committee points at flaw in distribution of PDS items in the state
Itanagar, June 30: The Members of Consultative Committee, Food Corporation of India
(FCI) Ministry of Food & Public Distribution, Govt of India for Arunachal Pradesh
has pointed out serious flaws in the distribution of PDS items in the state. This
disclosure was made when the Committee members called on Chief Minister of Arunachal
Pradesh Jarbom Gamlim here at Itanagar today.
The Committee Members pointed out that inspite of regular and timely disbursement
of food items from the FCI as per monthly allocation quota for the various parts
of the state, it is not reaching the targeted consumers and beneficiaries under various
FCI releases APL Rice -4475 MT, BPL Rice-1871MT, AAY Rice-1331MT, APL Wheat-530MT,
BPL Wheat-256MT, Levy Sugar -844MT on a monthly for Arunachal.
The members which include Anok Wangsa, Nabam Jollow, Tacho Kabak, Nima Sange and
Karto Kaye urged the Chief Minister for the remedial measures to streamline the
present Public Distribution System in Arunachal Pradesh to ensure timely delivery
of PDS items to the targeted areas. The Committee member urged Gamlin to
give directives to all the Deputy Commissioner of the state to establish PDS Items
Stores at District Headquarter under the disposal of concerned Deputy Commissioner
and District Food & Civil Supplies Officer. While highlighting the PDS activities
in Upper Siang District, where there is no store owned by District Administration
and Carriage Contractors cum PDS Nominee, the Committee said that it has resulted
in PDS item not reaching the targeted population on time under the various schemes
of APL, BPL, AAY, ANNAPURNA.
The Committee Members disclosed to Chief Minister regarding the Land allotment for
construction of FCI store in Upper Siang District has been finalized at Geku for
Upper Siang District with Deputy Commissioner, Yingkiong. The report would be soon
sent for clearance of the State Govt. for immediate notification and handing over
of land to the FCI Authority at earliest. The Consultative Committee Members further
informed the chief minister on the first Phase of FCI Store Inspection and District
Tour to East Siang and Upper Siang including North Lakhimpur and Dhemaji Districts
of Assam w.e.f June 12-18 last. They submitted the observation on PDS activities
of the districts to Chief Minister.
It is also reported that 42 Broad Gauge to 84 Meter Gauge Railways Wagons of PDS
items from Rangia transit main Centre, Railways Authority has not released the food
items to FCI stores for Arunachal Pradesh.
Responding to the members, the Chief Minister assured to take up the matter for
early demarcation of land at Aalo, Koloriang, Anjaw and Yingkiong for the construction
of FCI stores.
While stressing on the streamlining the PDS in Arunachal Pradesh, Chief Minister
assured to take up the matter with the Ministry of Railways and Consumer Affairs,
Food & Public Distribution, Govt. of India to dispatch PDS items on priority from
Rangia Railway main transit centre to Tinsukia, Dibrugrah, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur Tezpur,
Bhalukpong , Harmoti transit centre for Arunachal Pradesh.
The Chief Minister also assured to take up the matter with the concerned department
for corrective measures for smooth functioning of the PDS in Arunachal Pradesh.
Six shops gutted at Boleng
Aalo, June 30: In a fire mishap that broke out on the fateful midnight of 25 June
last at Boleng Lower Market area, six shops were gutted and damaged property worth
lakhs of rupees. The devastating fire was extinguished with collective efforts of
the people living nearby after struggling for more than 5 hours. The police and
administration were helpless without a fire tender in the Boleng ADC HQ. The people
of Boleng has time and again demanded for establishment of Fire Service Station at
Boleng but govt. is yet to provide the Fire Tender Station for which the public has
to face the wrath of fire menace from time to time. One of the victims residing at
Aalo disclosed that all the victims are yet to get relief assistances from the Government.
The victims appealed to the Govt. to grant immediate relief assistances and establishment
for Fire Tender Service Station at Boleng ADC HQ.
Byaling calls on department to reach out to rural areas
ITANAGAR, June 30: A one day review meeting of the Department of Animal Husbandry
and Veterinary and Dairy development was held today at Itanagar.
Minister, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Tanga Byaling while addressing the District
officers of the Deptt. of A. H & Veterinary, emphasized on renovation of all the
existing livestock and poultry farms at the state level for making availability of
quality germplasm of livestock and poultry to the progressive farmers and also to
generate revenue for the state exchequer. He also suggested for establishment of
district livestock and poultry farms wherever not available to demonstrate the improved
managemental packages to rural farmers. Further he stressed the need for provision
of subsidy schemes for the rural poor farmers for their livelihood improvement and
gave assurance to persuade at the Govt level to start subsidy scheme for poor livestock
farmers as livestock are the backbone of the farmers. The Minister also requested
all the District Veterinary Officers serving in the state to provide adequate animal
health coverage and suggested to perform periodical vaccination which is mandatory
in the state department for maintaining health and productivity of the livestock’s
The Commissioner (AHV) T. Taloh while speaking on the review meeting reminded the
District Veterinary Officers and other senior officers of the Directorate, that in
case of any outbreak of the enzootic diseases like Foot and Mouth Disease in Mithun,
the Veterinary Officers are blamed by the general public. Accordingly he suggested
taking up the animal health program on priority basis to prove dedicated performances
in the field. Commissioners (AHV) also pointed that the review meeting was convened
to review all the ongoing schemes of the department wherein the issues and problems
confronting the officers on ground in implementing various schemes could be addressed.
All the Nodal officers of the respective sector like Dairy Development, NPCB, ASCAD,
RKVY, Fodder, Poultry gave a power point presentation of the progress of the various
PLAN and Centrally sponsored schemes (CSS).
Dr. T. Taku DD (Estt) gave presentation on the establishment matter. Dr. Migo Riba,
MD (IDDP) gave PowerPoint presentation on the milk scenario and Dairy development
in Arunachal Pradesh its demand and supply; Dr. D. Tayeng (DD Plan) on state PLAN
schemes; Dr. R. Lama spoke on progress of Livestock breeding scenario in Arunachal
Pradesh; Dr. D. Longri DD (piggery Loilang) spoke on piggery development and A. Nabam
gave presentation on Fodder development (CSS) schemes. All the District Veterinary
Officers presented various issues and problems related to the concerned districts.
NEEPCO faces public fury at Nafra for non implementation of MOU
ITANAGAR, June 30: A meeting was held at Bomdila yesterday in the office chamber
of Deputy Commissioner West Kameng District, Bomdila with Sajolang Elite Society
and Elected Panchayat Leaders of Nafra circle in connection with the bandh call from
June 27 for restriction of NEEPCO vehicle carrying more than 15 tone from 9.mile
to Nafra. The bandh call for restriction of NEEPCO vehicle to Sajolang (Miji) area
is mainly for non-cooperation with the affected area of Bugun, Aka, Sartang and Sajolangs.
Logiang Rikhong, Zila Parishad Chairperson West Kameng District Bomdila while explaining
the main cause of bandh call said that the NEEPCO company had agreed to the demand
of elected Panchayat Leaders and general public’s of Nafra circle for widening the
road from 9 mile diversion of Dirang -Nafra road since last few years. However there
has been no action yet.
Er. Aju Khonjuju, President Sajolang Elite Society (SES) expressed the sentiment
of the project affected areas and said that NEEPCO company have not implemented
the provisions of MOU. It is clearly mentioned in the MOU that 15% job reservation
to the local tribals of Arunachal Pradesh, but so far no appointment has been made
against the 600MW Kameng Hydro Electric project. As per the statement given by the
HOP NEEPCO Bichom, the appointment to any post is banned by the ministry power govt.
of India. Khonjuju said if the appointment is banned than the construction work of
the project site should also be stopped. In education sector the company has to sponsor
the meritorious students of the affected area for their higher studies in different
discipline. So far not even single students from the affected area has been sponsored
Sajolang Elite Society (SES) and Panchayat leaders approached the NEEPCO company
for town maintenance at Nafra under CSR, which is yet to be initiated by the company
which has prompted the Sajolang Elite Society and Panchayat leaders to restrict the
companies vehicle to enter from 9 mile to Nafra from 27th June.
Deputy Commissioner West Kameng Rinchin Tashi suggested to withdraw the bandh call
for movement of companies vehicle. Very shortly Deputy Commissioner will call a meeting
to the Executive Director NEEPCO Shillong with the project affected areas and called
on the Sajolang Elite Society and Panchayat leaders withdraw the bandh call.
Tea growers demand separate
deptt for tea
ITANAGAR, June 30: The executive members of Arunachal Pradesh Small Tea Growers’
Association (APSTGA) called on Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin today and submitted a
six point memorandum which includes demand for creation of a separate tea department
in Arunachal Pradesh.
Though the Centre sanctions fund and various schemes through Tea Board of India for
tea project in the country, tea planters of Arunachal Pradesh can not avail the fund
or scheme due to various problems like environment and forest clearance for tea plantation
from Central Govt, the Association said.
Association further demanded that the jhumland should be converted into tea cultivation
in order to generate employment opportunities for unemployed youth.
Other demands include marketing facilities throughout the world for marketing of
Arunachal tea and recognition of brand of Arunachal tea in Guwahati, Kolkata auction
centres, provision for land possession certificate to farmers who are involved in
farming activities along international border area and boundary area along with neighbouring
state like Assam.
The Chief Minister reportedly assured the delegation to solve the grievances of tea
Dree food festival begins
ITANAGAR, June 30: The five days Dree food festival began this evening at Dree ground
Papu Nallah. Inaugurating the food stall Urban Development and Housing, Director
Taba Tedir said “the traditional food items of Apatani community “Pike” is one of
the most delicious food items in the state”.
He further, extending his Dree festival greetings to the Apatani community, called
upon them to preserve religion, tradition and culture.
Apart from this, the chief guest released an Apatani feature film “O Tanjo Nyima”
(Drinking wine yields nothing) directed by Tage Richo.
Earlier, Dree ground development committee member, Er. Tage Taki highlighted the
developmental activities taken up by the committee and the community as a whole and
extended his gratitude to all communities of the state who contributed in kind and
cash for the development of the present Dree ground.
He further said that the Development committee is planning to build this Dree ground
as one of the worth visiting spots but due to financial problems the project could
not be materialized.
T. G. Rinpoche calls on PM
ITANAGAR, June 30: The Himalayan Buddhist Delegation led by the Indian Himalayan
Buddhist spiritual leader His Eminence Tsona Gontse Rinpoche of Arunachal Pradesh
met Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh on June 20 at the Prime Minister’s
office, New Delhi. The Himalayan delegations put forward their proposals and visions,
keeping in mind the large number of Buddhist followers living in the Himalayan belt
region, to the Prime Minister for his perusal. The proposal put forward by T.G. Rinpoche
and the delegates included inclusion of Bhoti language in the Eight Schedule to the
constitution of India and establishment of a Buddhist Learning Centre in Siliguri,
West Bengal and action plan for National Preparatory workshop for the Sidhartha’s
2600th Buddhahood (Enlightenment) and Dharma Chakra Paravartana celebration in 2011.
The action plan included Preservation and promotion of monasteries/Stupas to invigorate
Buddhist pilgrimage tourism, publication of the Buddha’s teaching available in unique
original Bhoti script, and their publicity and formation of Buddhist Council and
sending the Messengers of Karuna, Maitri & Ahimsa to the troubled spots of the country
and the world to promote global peace.
The Delegation included T.G. Rinpoche, Chairman, Deptt. Of Karmik & Adhyatmik,
Lochen Rinpoche, former Member National Minority Commission (Chos-Rig) Affairs,
Lama Chosphel Zotpa, former Vice-chairman National Commission for ST, Barun Tamang
Lama, Religious Secretary Delhi Tamang Buddhist Ghendunla, Mohan Rawat Co-ordinator,
H.B.C.A Uttrakhand, Govind Khampa, Advisor Uttrakhand, K.N. Dhamo, DRC Arunachal
Bhawan , Pasang Sherpa, Executive Member Member, H.B.C.A- Sikkim.
DC for strict monitoring of PDS
ZIRO, June 30:The Lower Subansiri DC Nila Mohanan emphasized on strict vigilance
and monitoring of PDS in order to ensure regular and proper delivery of PDS items
to the people in the district. Mohanan, who is also chairperson of the district
level vigilance and advisory committee was addressing the DLVAC meeting here on June
The committee in its meeting observed that the Godown capacity of Food Corporation
of India is too inadequate to accommodate the PDS items of two districts of Lower
Subansiri and Kurung Kumey. Pointing out that the monthly allotment including levy
sugar and wheat is 11549 quintals whereas the godown can accommodate only 6500 quintals,
the committee decided to write to the FCI authority to mitigate the PDS item storage
problem in the district immediately.
Another important point raised was diversion of PDS items to which the DFCSO clarified
that there was no diversion of PDS items during the period but few leakage of quota
meant for the neighbouring district. The DFCSO Ziro has been asked to strictly monitor
and curb such leakages. The Committee also observed that despite timely deposit of
entire costs of PDS items by the Carriage Contractor or the wholesale nominee there
occurs lapses in delivery of PDS items at the FCt level.
Expressing concern over supply of inferior quality PDS items, it resolved to constitute
a board with a Medical officers to assess the quality of PDS items by collecting
composite samples from FCI /FSD. As an immediate measure it decided to write to the
Area Manager, FCI Lakhimpur and Karshingsa at the earliest.
The DFCSO will constitute a village/FPS level vigilance committee with VLW and teacher
of the village/area as its member to assist the DLVAC and SDVAC in monitoring proper
delivery of PDS items at the FPS levels.
It has been made mandatory on the part of the FPS to keep their shops open at least
for fifteen days from the date of drawal of PDS items from the wholesale nominee
and to display prominently the name and style, price list and stock position in the
With the detection of three bogus ration cards in the town, the committee has decided
to issue Ration Cards only after recommendation of concerned PRI leaders and production
of Photo Identity Card issued by Election Commission of India.
Viewing seriously on hoardings, adulteration and charging higher rates than the approved
price, the committee resolved to initiate action as per rule. To ensure proper rate
of PDS items, the meeting decided to issue instructions to all FPS to give proper
cash memo to the consumers. DIPRO
Association blames govt while federation demands resignation of CM
ITANAGAR, June 30: Itanagar City Development Welfare Association (ICDWA) categorically
held the State Government responsible for the last 36-hr Capital Bandh by All Nyishi
Students’ Union (ANSU) which has badly affected the normal life of people.
The bandh call was a fall out of the State Government’s lukewarm response towards
ANSU’s demand for arrest of Times of India reporter one Pradip Thakur for making
questionable remark against the Nyishi tribes.
While condemning the State Government for failing to take up the issue sincerely,
which involves the sentiments of the particular tribes, ICDWA urged the State Government
to come closer with the students union to find a solution to the burning issue for
the betterment of people of the state as well as to avoid the phase wise bandh call.
Meanwhile, All Nyishi Volunteer Youth Federation (ANVYF) has demanded resignation
of the State Chief Minister on moral ground for failing to arrest Pradeep Thakur.
A 10 days ultimatum was given to the chief minister for arresting the Times of India
reporter for making insulting remark in online edition of the TOI, ANVYF said in
It also reiterated its demand for judicial inquiry into the issue and setting up
high-power committee to ascertain the base of the report.
ATSU supports ANSU but oppose bandh call
ITANAGAR, June 30: All Tirap District Students’ Union (ATSU) has come out in support
of the movement led by All Nyishi Students’ union in protest against the state Govt.
alleged failure to take proper action on reporter Pradeep Thakur for his derogatory
statement against Nyishi community.
Pradip Thakur is answerable not only to Nyishi community but to the entire people
of Arunachal Pradesh as he tried to divide the people of the state on communal line
by his derogatory remarks, said ATSU.
While expressing solidarity with ANSU in its demand for proper action against Thakur
for his derogatory remarks against Nyishi community, the Union however said bandh
call severely affects the economy of the state. Stating that bandh call is not
a solution to the problem, the Union further said such bandh call also badly affects
transportation system, daily wage earners and student community. Such bandhs give
an excuse to the state Govt. waste funds, it said.
The ATSU further expressed displeasure at the State Government for not bringing any
concrete result in Pradeep Thakur case and appealed to the State Govt. for bringing
immediate amicable solution in Pradeep Thakur case.
Health mela at Raga
ITANAGAR, June 30: A one day mega health mela was held at Raga on 25th of June. It
was conducted by the district health society Lower Subansiri District under the guidance
of Dr.K.Basar DRCHO,L/Subansiri and Dr.Toyum Doke Lendo medical officer PHC Raga.
Free medicines, x-ray,ultrasonography, all types of blood tests including hepatitis
and HIV and counselling,immunization were carried out during the mela.
More than 850 patients benefitted from the mela. ASHA’s of Raga area rendered every
possible services. specialist Doctors of different discipline viz.Dr. H.Takar orthopaedics,
Dr.Joram Kope pathologist, Dr.H.Tadi gynaecologist, eye specialist,dental surgeon,
Dr.G.Mary MO Boasimla, among hordes of other doctors rendered their services.
Parliamentary secretary, land management Padi Richo while inaugurating the mela thanked
and congratulated the District health society for the noble venture. He offered to
render any type of help during the mela.
Maga Dinesh ,ZPM Raga submitted memorandum to the chief guest demanding upgradation
of Raga PHC to CHC, ambulance and an allopathic doctor at Yorkum sub centre .
Panchayat leaders deny allegations
ITANAGAR, June 30: The Panchayat leaders of Nacho, Pate, Sigin and Limeking-Taksing
in Upper Subansiri district have denied the allegations leveled against ZP chairperson
and District Panchayat Development Officer (DPDO) as baseless and said that it was
an attempt to malign the image of the ZPC.
Reacting to All Upper Subansiri District Gram Sabha Coordination Committee’s statement
alleging corruption and embezzlement of public money by ZPC and DPDO, Nacho ZPM Tanam
Nacho, Pate ZPM Yajum Muri, Sigin –I ZPM Duma Yeker and Limeking-Taksing Anchal chairperson
Yabing Haffi clarified that the ministry of panchayat had not released the plan allocation
of BRGF during 2008-09 due to delay of submission of report by the state Govt. Secondly,
the panchayat leaders said that they had not received fund allocation under finance
commission. Moreover, Fund released against the BRGF scheme is not implemented at
District Planning Committee. They further said that DPC releases 80 per cent of plan
allocation to block panchayat as per prescribed guidelines when it receives the fund.
Women’s welfare society demands teachers
ITANAGAR, June 30: So far we have seen many district and circle level male dominated
organisations who are demanding adequate posting of teachers in interior areas of
the districts. Now a women organisation, namely, Upper Siang Women’s Welfare Society
has come in the forefront to raise voice against shortage of teachers in their district.
The Society said that regular, efficient and full teaching staff are badly needed
in the Govt Higher Secondary School, Yingkiong in Upper Subansiri district.
There is no privte institution in the district where the students can get higher
education. On the other hand, Yingkiong Govt. Higher Secondary School, which is considered
as the main educational hub in the whole district has no required teachers, the Society
lamented. It said that there is always a mediocre performance in the board examinations
by the students due to shortage of teachers. During last academic session and board
examination also, the students performed poorly due to shortage of Senior Teachers
for Maths, Physics and Hindi and junior teachers for Maths, English and Computer,
the society added.
The society resented that the authorities failed to depute the required teachers
even before the beginning of new academic session of the school.
Information that a representation has been submitted to the Director of School Education,
in this regard for necessary and immediate action, the Society further requested
the higher authorities of the Govt to post senior Maths, Physics and Hindi teachers
and also junior teachers for Math, English and Computer subjects immediately before
the beginning of new academic session.
SIRD’s training cum workshop on lab to land initiative
ITANAGAR, June 30: SIRD Arunachal Pradesh conducted an orientation cum workshop on
Ministry of Rural Development’s Lab to Land Initiative from 29th to 30th June here
at SIRD. This initiative endeavours to build a cohesive Knowledge and Innovation
Community comprising of policy makers, implementers, academia, financial institutions,
and other experts besides NGOs, to achieve complete understanding amongst all stakeholders
for full achievement of programme objectives. This initiative is aimed at triggering
a development process which ensures broad based improvement in quality of life of
people especially the poor and focuses on faster and more inclusive growth.
Under instructions from Ministry of Rural Development, each state has selected one
or two blocks as pilot blocks under the initiative and to form district and block
specific coordination committees for coordinating the implementation. In reference
to the directives State Govt has notified Doimukh CD Block as the first pilot block
and Papumpare district as the pilot district under the initiative. Bharat Nirman
Volunteers are to be selected and empanelled for providing all information about
programme objectives and citizen entitlements. These volunteers shall become local
resource persons for the community at the village level.
The training programme was attended by BDO Doimukh, EAC cum BDO Kimin, Zilla Parishad
Members, Anchal Samiti Chairpersons, Anchal Samiti Members, Block level officials
from various blocks under Papumpare district. Training programme was conducted by
faculties of SIRD including VK Sharma, Dy. Director SIRD, Likha Kiran Kabak and Dr
N. Sahoo, Assistant Director SIRD. Rakesh Srivastava, Asst Director cum Coordinator
Lab to Land initiative also provided training and coordinated the conduction of the
The participants were informed in detail about the various aspects and deliverables
under Lab to Land programme. The programme also covered details about roles and functions
of Bharat Nirman volunteers, role of PRIs in accelerating development, role of PRA
in preparing village plans, etc. The PR leaders attending the programme called for
a specific district level initiative involving all heads of department of the district
for successful implementation of Lab to Land initiative. It was decided that the
process of empanelment of Bharat Nirman Volunteers would commence shortly and be
completed before the end of July 2011.
DBYC blood donation drive
Itanagar, June 30: Don Bosco Youth Centre organized a one day Voluntary Blood Donation
drive in collaboration with R. K. Mission Hospital and supported by Arunachal Pradesh
State AIDS Control Society. The event organized close to the heels of the International
Blood Donors Day, 14th June, is significant in as much as it is in the air that the
most precious gift a person can give to another is life and blood gives life.
Earlier during the day, an impressive inaugural function was held at R.K. Mission
Hall in which a good number of youth volunteers from DBYC and the capital complex
participated. Speaking at the occasion, Fr. Cyriac, Director, DBYC, lauded the R.K.
Mission Hospital authorities for making all arrangements for the day. “I am impressed
not merely because so many of you young people are here to give ‘life’ but all the
more because it is a sign of the secular undercurrent of India”, said Fr. Cyriac.
Dr. L. K. Chaudhury, In-Charge of the Blood Bank at the hospital, quoting the words
of Swami Vivekananda said, “Service to Man is Service to God”. PRO, D. Kholita,
while speaking at the occasion congratulated the staff of DBTech who did a commendable
work in organizing the programme.
Bandh is no solution
The more than often bandh calls make me think what we are getting from these frequent
bandh calls esp. in the capital complex. Today any organization can declare a bandh
call and our administration looks on as a mute spectators. I never doubt the genuine
demands of the bandh callers but let me clear that it is never a solution. It is
believed that bandhs affects the state treasury and thereby it is a great loss to
the government but who is the government here. Is it our elected representatives
whose only concern is how to multiply their investment during the election time into
100 times or the public servants who gets an additional holiday during the bandhs.
So I don’t think this is anything to worry for our so called government but the actual
sufferers are the other people like daily wage earners, trekker/tempo drivers, and
petty shop keepers whose livelihood depends on daily earnings. Itanagar being the
state capital is the centre of state machinery and so many people from districts
including from interior areas come to Itanagar and due to these bandhs these people
too suffers a lot with the residents of capital complex. The tale of medical patients
is another horrible story. Many a time student community too suffers for instant
the ANSU bandh on 26th May coincided with B.A(DISTANCE) examination of R.G.U. The
ANSU being a students’ body must compensate those who could not attend the said examination
due to the bandh.
I wonder how and why our administration keeps silence in such a serious situation.
And I wonder how can declaring a bandh call is a democratic right. There is no point
in declaring Bandh calls illegal without doing anything to stop it. I sincerely request
the concerned authorities to make it compulsory for all the govt. establishments
as well as business establishments to remain open and function whenever a bandh call
is given and those who do not comply with the order should be dealt with seriously.
I also request the general public not to support any bandh calls.
Most of the time the demands or the issues raised by the various organizations are
genuine but I would like to appeal them to bring out a peaceful rally or procession
or public meetings or adopt legal measures or they can also try the Gandhigiri style
of Anna Hazare so that the public will support you with open heart and not by fear.
Please for God’s sake no more bandh calls.
A common man
ANSU should use its resources to make life better
It is admirable that the All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) has opposed the 36 hour
bandh. Would the arrest of this Pradeep Thakur, if at all he is arrested, yield any
kind of short or long term development to our state? Even if he is arrested, the
penalty will be minimum as he has already tendered a public apology in written. Is
it worth the harassment to the public and the crores worth of losses our state incurs
due to these bandhs? Ours is one of the most backward states in India in terms of
development, there are more pressing matters like unemployment and corruption at
hand. Rather than taking the common masses on this wild goose chase, a strong student
body like ANSU should use its resources to make life better for the common masses.
Even helping conducting a job examination fairly would mean a lot to the common people
of Arunachal Pradesh than this Pradeep Thakur thing which frankly has become just
an ego-ride for some people.
Itanagar, (on email)
Think about the common masses too
Its very unfortunate to see that our once called beautiful and innocent people of
Arunachal has changed into rude, self centered, and driven by political and personal
gain. Our state is really missing the gradual trend of development which otherwise
have taught the people live in peace. In connection to latest Pradeep Thakur issue,
my personal view says it’s too much advertised and hence the people themselves are
getting affected. Think about the people who depend on daily earning when you call
for a 36 hours bandh. My sincere request to our ANSU is to please reconsider the
issue and follow the forgive and forget policy for the betterment of all the brothers
and sisters of Arunachal.
Deomali, (on email)
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