PASIGHAT, Jul 3: 58 years old Tapun Gao Political Assistant and renowned Priest died
on 2nd July in his residence at Mirbuk, Pasighat. He is survived by wife, four sons
and three daughters.
In a message, the Education Minister Bosiram Siram stationed at Pasighat said Lt.
Gao would be remembered for ever for his dedicated services.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner Onit Panyang expressed his deep shock at the demise
of renowned govt. servant. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Jul 3: Members of Bishnupriya Manipuri Welfare Society, Capital Complex
deeply mourned the death of Mridangacharya Nilmadhab Mukherjee, who died at his
Guwahati residence in the last quarter of May this year.
Late Mukherjee was appointed as the founder artiste in the State Publicity and Cultural
Department of Assam in 1962. He established the Purbanchal Kalaparishad in 1975.
A participant in the International World Music Conference at Paris, late Mukherjee
had travelled to earstwhile Soviet Union and London in order to promote Manipuri
dance. Social activists and members of the the Society including Haridas Sinha, Brajagopal
Sinha and Ranjit Sinha while reacalling the contributions of Nilmadhab Mukherjee
said the vaccum created with the death of Mukherjee will be difficult to fulfil.
ITANAGAR: 3 MW Pacha hydro power station has been restored on July 2, according to
an information received from SE, Hydro power Bomdila Circle. The station had broken
down on May 19 after the Feeder channel was damaged.
Union demand BSNL services
ITANAGAR: All Changlang District Students’ Union in 20 days ultimatum to General
Manager, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd, Itanagar demanded immediate improvement of BSNL
cellular services in Changlang.
It alleged that despite appeals by the union on the issue in November last; the authority
could not fulfill the demand till today.
Union demand action
ITANAGAR: All District Student Union of Lohit has demanded action against Medical-in-charge,
Dr. A.C. Gohain and Biswas ( Ambulance Driver ) for having been allegedly negligent
in performing their duties. The duo allegedly did not attend immediately to a student
who met with an accident at Namsai on July 1. She later succumbed to her injuries.
The Union said if the responsible authorities of the emergency situation had been
present there, the patient could have been saved. While holding the doctor responsible,
it demanded action against the doctor and the ambulance driver for dereliction
of duty and misuse of government vehicle.
Lack of initiative deters youths from coming back
4 NSCN (IM) cadre surrenders with arms
LEKHAPANI, Jul 3: Looking for a better life and peace, four hardcore NSCN (IM) militants
– Panngan Kamhoa, Hokam Hokip, Raja Basumatari and Bipul Basumatari laid their arms,
at the 25 Sector Assam Rifles HQ of the Dah Division, today.
They surrendered with two 7.62 Self Loading Rifle (SLR), one pt 303 Bolt Action Rifle
and large quantity of ammunitions and a radio set. All the surrendered cadres are
in the age group of 17-23.
The surrender is considered as a huge success because for the first time, in recent
past, it led to the recovery of two 7.62 SLR looted by the militants from the security
The surrender ceremony was presided over by 25 Sector Commander P Pant, 18 Assam
Rifles Col Sandeep Choudhory and Changlang SP Tumme Amo.
Applauding the decision of the youths to leave the gun culture to join the mainstream,
25 Sector Assam Rifles Commander also praised the changing mindset of the youths
to embrace peace.
He also informed that the 18 Assam Rifles is doing everything possible to ensure
peace and normalcy in the precinct.
The efforts of the battalion in motivating the youth to join national mainstream
is praiseworthy, he said adding that the surrender has been possible due to the relentless
efforts of 18 AR and the military intelligence agencies in the area.
It’s a sad reality that the youths who should be holding pen and pencil are holding
rifles, said 18 AR Commandant Col Sandeep Choudhory.
Education and employment will definitely avert the youths taking the erroneous path,
he opined. It is to be mentioned that in last one year alone, some 50 hardcore cadres
belonging to various insurgent groups has laid down their arms and more want follow
but due to lack of surrender policy in the state of Aruanchal Pradesh they are hesitant
to come forward, which indeed is grim drawback of the state government.
With two of it districts – Tirap and Changlang, being categorized as disturbed area
since last 20 years, it’s very shocking that the state government has not considered
the need of surrender policy to reform the militants who are willing to laid down
their arms and join the mainstream.
Anshu’s date with Prime Minister Singh
New Delhi, Jul 3: Everester Anshu Jamsenpa of Arunachal Pradesh who recently created
a world record in mountaineering will meet the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh
at 7 Race Course Road New Delhi tomorrow. She will be accompanied by Tsering Wange,
President of Arunachal Mountaineering & Adventure Sports Association.
Anshu will impress upon the Prime Minister to open up the 1000 km of virgin and
unexplored Arunachal Himalayas for mountain climbing and expeditions to civilians
and foreigners alike. She will also request the Prime Minister to visit Dirang in
West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh where the prestigious National Institute
of Mountaineering & Allied Sports Institute (NIMAS) is coming up.
NIMAS is being set up jointly by the State Government and the Ministry of Defence
Govt of India.
Yesterday she called on the Defence Minister A K Antony at South Block. Extending
hearty congratulations to Anshu the Minister said that she has not only set an example
of courage and determination but also she has won the hearts of millions of Indians.
Anshu also called on the DoNER Minister B K Handique at Vigyan Bhavan accompanied
by APCC President & Minister PWD & UD Nabam Tuki , Wange and DRC K N Damo. The DoNER
Minister while congratulating her added that she is an inspiration to the youths
Citizens restore colony road
ITANAGAR, Jul 3: Irked at the govern-ment’s apathy towards maintenance of deteriorating
colony roads, the residents of Dokum Colony and Door-darshan colony jointly organized
a social service to restore the colony road today.
Hundreds volunteered during the social service filled potholes, cleaned litters and
garbage around the road and cleared choked drains. Residents also pressed two JCBs
into service to fill potholes and restore the road.
Meanwhile, venting its anger, the residents demanded the Urban Development department
to restore the roads in capital complex immediately. Aghast at the UD department’s
failure, it questioned whether the department has enough funds for maintenance. Demanding
the government to hand over the task to Public Works department, a volunteer said,
‘ PWD labours at least cleared the choked drains but since UD took over the condition
of the roads and drains have deteriorated.”
Lift 'No entry' for vehicle
ITANAGAR, Jul 3: Alleging non-maintenance of proper time schedule for entry of heavy
vehicles in the twin city of Itanagar and Naharlagun, the All Arunachal Pradesh Motor
Transport Workers Union (AAPMTWU) urged the authorities concerned to abolish the
no entry time schedule for vehicles in the greater interest of the business community.
It said that irregularity in ‘no entry’ time schedule has not only harassed the truckers
but also forced businessmen to pay halting charges to the vehicle owners.
It also opposed Govt’s vehicle registration for a period of 15 years saying that
it is far from reach of the general public. The union suggested the department concerned
to issue RC against any vehicle for a maximum period of 5 years considering the present
road condition of the state.
While expressing concern over the bearing capacity of the RCC bridge near Model village,
AAPMTWU appealed to the authority to shift the check gate from the bridge point towards
Meanwhile, the union alleged that the department of land management had not been
functioning properly since many years incurring heavy revenue loss as well as depriving
public of their legitimate claim for land possession rights.
Dustbins installed at Tawang township
ITANAGAR, Jul 3: Environment Protection Society today installed dustbins at Urgyelling
monastery, the birth place of HH the 6th Dalai Lama and the Tawang Market Area
in order to maintain the cleanliness.
The installation of Dustbins had become a real necessity as the number of the shops
and the population of the district seems to be increasing day by day, it said in
a release while adding that this initiative will be of a great help in coping up
with the solid waste management around the market area and the major monasteries,
which are also some of the major tourist spots of the district.
The full expenses of the instillation of the Dustbins was completely borne by the
society itself. The Society thanked Tawang MLA Tsewang Dhondup for supporting the
Jagannath Rath Yatra celebrated
ITANAGAR, Jul 3: Along with the rest of the Hindu devotees across the world, the
Bishnupriya Manipuri community of capital complex today celebrated annual nine-day-long
Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra with religious fervour and
traditional gaiety in state Capital.
Hundreds of community people from Capital region and Kimin thronged to the festival
ground with much enthusiasm and offered puja before the deity of Lord Jagannath.
Major attraction of the celebration was recitation of “Jaydev’ by the devotees and
devotional song and dance performance by children.
The Bishnupriya Manipuris of Pasighat also celebrated Rath Yatra with religious
fervor at Pasighat Manipuri temple, near Balaji temple. Hundreds of devotees thronged
the temple and performed religious rituals to mark the nine-day Rath Yatra festival
of Lord Jagannath.
Member of other Hindu community also participated in the religious rituals on the
The three deities, Lord Jagannath who is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu,
Balabhadra and Subhadra undertake their journey in chariots pulled by devotees on
this day. The Rath Yatra is being celebrated on the second day of the lunar fortnight
that falls during June-July every year.
AKKDPWC lodges complaint of misappropriation of TFC grant
ITANAGAR, Jul 3: The All Kurung Kumey District Panchayat Welfare Committee (AKKDPWC)
has lodged a complaint with Chief Minister, alleging that Zilla Parishad Chairperson
cum Member Secretary of Kurung Kumey and the Executive Engineer, PHE, Sangram division
have misused the 3rd and 4th installments of TFC grants worth Rs.1,03,57,500. They
claimed that the grant allotted to ASM @ 30% and GPM @ 50 % as per guidelines of
the Panchayati Raj Institution has been totally misused and not a single penny was
given to the ASMs and GPMs for extending developmental activity in their respective
AKKDPWC demanded the chief minister to initiate appropriate action against the erring
ZPM chairperson, the EE, Sangram PHE division and other officials involved in the
alleged misappropriation of Panchayat fund. It also urged the CM to give necessary
direction to the authorities concerned to release the due TFC (of 3rd and 4th installment)
share to the ASMs and GPMs at the earliest and also to make public the outcome of
the representation submitted to all the concern authorities by Palin, Chambang, Gangte,
Yangte and Tarak Lengdi Panchayat Welfare Committee in September, 2010 expressing
displeasure over the illegal method being adopted by the ZPM chairperson and other
officials for immediate rectification of the same.
Corruption and us
There is no magic wand which would lead to an instant solution to ills like corruption
and black money. This was the disclosure of Prime Minister during his interaction
session with senior editors of the country recently. As a head of the democratic
set up, PM advocated for enforcement of more laws to tackle corruption.
Obviously, fingers are raised against Congress being the party in power for many
decades on corruption issue.
BJP declared the 2010 as year of the scams with its slogan ‘Congress ka haath, gotala
ka saath’. The scam list include 2G Spectrum, Commonwealth Games, Adarsh Society,
rotten food grains, inflation of food prices, rice export, PDS, CVC appointment,
LIC housing and Satyam Scams. The party’s fact finding committee also prepared a
report on scams in North East separately.
However, it does not mean that political parties other than Congress have developed
its immune system against corruption.
During the first quarter of 2004, the Congress had slapped 55 pages chargesheet
against then NDA Govt, titled, “Vajpayee government: a saga of sins, scams and shame”.
Congress had alleged that country had lost Rs 49,057 crore because of various scams,
including Tehelka, UTI, Balco, Hudco and the coffin scams, during the rule of the
Vajpayee-led NDA government.
It is seen that when people talks about corruption, the political parties indulge
in mud-slinging without coming to the logical conclusion as to how the corruption
Now the pertinent question is who will bell the cat. Should we wait for Govt to
do miracle against corruption, or wait for more Anna Hazares or social organisations
to eliminate corruption?
When asked about possible ways to root out corruption, a citizen said corruption
is a world-wide phenomena. Corruption was always there in India since the time of
raja, maharaja and in our society as an unwritten and untold accord.
He went to add: It is impossible to eliminate corruption as it is governed by human
mind set and attitude. Before talking about complete elimination of corruption we
should ask ourselves how far we are honest and devoted for well-being of our nation,
Suggesting two-pronged strategy in order to reduce corruption, he further added
that apart from sincere efforts in Govt level, society and citizens with conscience
should come together to promote human values which will ultimately help reduce corruption
to minimal level.
So long there will be wide gap between rich and poor, corruption will always there,
said an officer of a financial institution. He suggested ‘progressive tax’ for richer
section of the economically backward class to reduce the gap between have and have
nots. Such steps will help minimise the corruption in the society, he opined.
An educated youth, who opts to take up agriculture in bigger way for self-employment,
said corruption can not be eliminated by laws only. How could you believe that all
the members of law enforcing authorities and vigilance committees are not corrupt,
According to a social thinker, corruption is a dreaded social disease. Tough there
is no immediate solution to the corruption, we can reduce corruption to significant
level, he said adding that we can bring it to a half if start acting against corruption
with honesty and sincerity.
Does the major responsibility of reducing corruption lie on public or individuals
in the society ?
ANYA’s ownership fight continues
ITANAGAR, Jul 3: All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) headed by Achung Yumlam as its
president denounced the decision of Taring Mama led ANYA to go for fresh mandate.
Reacting to the news item published in yesterday’s issue of the daily, Yumlam claimed
that he was selected unopposed as interim president of ANYA following the general
body meeting held on April 3 to discuss threadbare on the on-going impasse in ANYA
which was also attended by former leaders of ANYA from Nyishi dominated five districts.
However, it was subject to selection/election of regular body within six month.
Yumlam further claimed that Mama is not above the mass resolution passed on April
3 and he does not have any authority to represent himself as ANYA president.
Vehemently opposing anti-Nyishi and Anti-ANYA tag in connection with the recent ANSU
sponsored bandh, Yumlam claimed that Mama is not the president of ANYA and as such
the allegations are baseless and untruth. Mama led ANYA in its statement earlier
said that ANYA does not take any responsibility for opposing the ANSU bandh call
by stray organisation in the name of ANYA. It further said “persons or organizations
using the name of ANYA and going against the interest of community are already declared
anti-Nyishi and anti ANYA”.
Yumlam led ANYA also invalidated the ANYA district unit committee headed by Kumar
CCE reaches private school
PASIGHAT, Jul 3: To reform school education system, the East Siang district education
authority organized a two days long training program on Continuous and Comprehensive
Evaluation (CCE) in Siang Model School, Pasighat from yesterday. Gracing the inaugural
day function held yesterday, as Chief Guest the DDSE Tani Talom stressed on effective
implementation of CCE. A reliable evaluation based system in schools is necessary
for the holistic assessment of a learner in scholastic, attitude, sport & games as
well as in co-curricular activities, he added.
Pleading on proper implementation of CCE Talom stated it would ensure corrective
measures providing essential feedback of students to boost all-round growth of the
Y. Taloh and Deepa Sudheer secretary and principal respectively welcomed the efforts
and extended their thanks to the education department for organizing the training.
Shri RD Singh and Biren Dutta both from DIET and CK Chowdhury and MG Omprakash teachers
imparted the training as resource persons.(DIPRO)
PAYWA rubbishes clarification
ITANAGAR, Jul 3: The Paktu Ao Youth Association (PAYWA) has rubbished the clarification
given by West Siang District Mission RMSA in the edition of July 2 of this daily
regarding civil works at Government Higher Secondary School, Aalo and Nehru Memorial
Higher Secondary School, Puakgumin, Aalo under Rastriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan
While question the clarification, Association stated that the democratic agitations
launched after the Deputy Commissioner Amjad Tak who is the Chairman of District
Mission RMSA failed to response to the ultimatum given by the PAYWA.
The Association said that RMSA project has been implemented in total and complete
violation of the guidelines. As per guidelines the Deputy Commissioner has no power
to issue the work order as per his wish under political compulsion.
The PAYWA also questioned how the project can be executed in absence of Joint accounts
of concern schools, while adding that the administrative approval has been given
by Chairman himself which is totally against the guidelines of RMSA.
The Association which has called a bandh on July 1 further said that it is committed
to continue the democratic agitations unless these concerns are addressed.
After the 36 hour bandh call given by ANSU, many letters have been written in response.
Most of them are against the bandh stating it as an act of self pride and cheap matter.
The issue is a community issue and ANSU has the every right to see justice. They
must know that our leaders and govt are deaf. With peace rally and policy of Anna's
our leader will just watch the drama and laugh. When they are unable to understand
the sentiment of whole community, we know how they will react to the peace procedure.
Ultimately, this bandh culture can make the deaf and dump leaders listen.
On the other hand it is surprising that ANYA is taking the name of the community,
yet they are not with ANSU.
This time it should not be forgive and forget. No matter what extend of penalty the
accuse gets we need to know the person responsible for the whole episode.
Bangalore, (on email)
We are innocent
This is apropos the news item published in your esteemed daily on July 3 under the
caption `Police register case'.
We are quite astonished and shocked to see the unfounded and baseless allegation
published in your esteemed daily where in it was alleged that we molested and beaten
up Tami Yagam and Tami Yaro thereby causing them serious injuries while attending
a civil case of land dispute at ADM-cum Estate Officer, Capital Complex, Naharlagun
on July 1. It has also been blatantly alleged that the undersigned have snatched
away sum of Rs. 10,000 from Tami Yagam's possession and tried to kidnap her, which
is nothing but blatant falsehood, cocked up and fabricated story with ulterior motive
to malign our social image and reputation.
We are quite shocked to see that on the basis of fabricated stories of Tadar Yagam
whose name has been reflected in media as Tami Yagam, the Naharlagun Police has registered
the case without appreciating the real facts. In this regard it is pertinent to clarify
that the undersigned have never involved in the said incident reported to have been
occurred in the office premises of ADM cum Estate Officer Capital Complex Naharlagun
on July 1.
However, from some reliable sources, we came to know that on 1st July after attending
the land dispute case in the Court of ADM, Tadar Yagam (Tami Yagam) was involved
in serious altercation with some other ladies. In the meantime, other women who were
witnessing the said incident had intervened and attempted normalize the situation.
But in such situation, Yagam has stripped off her cloths by herself. None of any
male members were involved in the incident as it was an altercation between the women
and as such question of manhandling and beating-up of Tami Yagam and Tami Yaro by
the undersigned or any other male member does not arise.
Even if it is presumed for the time being that they have been molested and beaten-up
by any male member, then their physical injuries should be apparent, but in fact
they did not sustain any injuries on their body which need not require any further
clarification as the fact speaks for itself.
Therefore, we vehemently deny each and every unfounded and baseless allegation brought
against us by Tadar Yagam with malafide intention to harass us. We are not involved
in the case as alleged and are completely innocent. Therefore we sincerely request
the law enforcing agency to make preliminary inquiry about such allegation to justify
the veracity of complaint/allegation before any case is registered against any individual
so as to ensure that the provision of law is not misused by such persons for their
personal interest and to harass the innocent person for no any cogent reason.
Tadar Take, Tadar Machang
Dam site, Naharlagun
Be transparent in selection process
While the written exams for supervisor’s post has almost reach the final day, nepotism
or any form of bribe should be viewed seriously by the concern authority. If any
doubtful candidate happens to be selected, that will invite RTI queries. The selection
committee should facilitate free and fair selection. Many of the in-service govt
servant, especially the senior teachers are serving after acquiring fake B.Ed certificates,
which should not continue and thoroughly be checked.
Itanagar, (on email)
When is BSNL’s 3G services coming?
From reliable source, I have heard 3G equipments have already been installed at Ziro
in the month of March. But till today 3G services have not been started at Ziro.
Other Districts are already enjoying 3G service. I wonder what the concern authority
of Ziro is doing. Are they waiting for public pressure?
Other private mobile service provider are also planning launch 3G at Ziro. If private
company comes, then nobody will go for BSNL and thus it will be lost of public money.
Hapoli, (on email)
Please do not malign the ANYA nomenclature
This letter is in regards to the press release of the ANYA in various local dailies
of the state.
Dear ‘leaders’ of the All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA), just a gentle reminder
that, the ANYA was the first such organization formed amongst the Nyishis. It was
formed with a noble thought and aim to create a unified platform for the Nyishis
to discuss and voice their opinions for the society. It later on became the present
day Nyishi Elite Society (NES) and also paved the way for the All Nyishi Students
Dear ‘leaders’, please remember, you are using that ANYA nomenclature. You are also
doing this without any social mandate or social sanctions from the Nyishis. You have
claimed to be the oldest torchbearer of our society, yet you cannot sort out your
internal misunderstandings quietly. You talk about the unity of the Nyishis and yet
you cannot unify yourself. You have ABC-led faction and XYZ-led faction. You claim
that your move to oppose the protest-bandh was not politically motivated; yet open
politics is being played in your organization. Tussle for the President/Secretary
Post is going on, which can be seen through frequent media releases.
Dear ‘Leaders’, your suggestions regarding other alternatives are truly commendable.
I say go for it and make it materialize. Start a dialogue between the Nyishi Legislator’s
and the Government. Organize peaceful dharnas, processions and hunger strikes at
New Delhi. Submit Memos to the union ministry. Make the legislators bring the perpetrator
to a traditional court of the Nyishis. Yes, please do it and do get some results.
Dear ‘Leaders’, please do your best with the alternatives too, but at the same time
also, please do not oppose those who are doing the same by giving unrealistic, indigestible
and eye-washing justifications.
Dear ‘leaders’, my honest request to you; please do not malign the ANYA nomenclature.
It was created and formed by some of our great leaders and visionaries. But, for
the society and not against the society. Please.
Naharlagun, (on email)
No more bandhs please
A severe loss to our state government and poor people, but there is still no understanding
by ANSU and NES whereas I also being an Arunachalee would support for a peaceful
Dharna instead of Bandh Call.
ANSU and NES are for betterment of People not for harassment of all other people.
What we get by frequent bandh calls?
Where are the Nyishi intellectuals, the parents? Why they are not showing the way
for betterment of people.
People in other state also read our local newspaper and they ask is it true that
Arunachal has become a land of bandh call and union because every union is giving
the ultimatum of bandh call. What does our state get by these calls? Therefore I
request our ANSU and NES not to continue with the 3rd phase. you can go ahead with
a peaceful dharna.
Kolkata, (on email)
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