ITANAGAR, Jul 22: Arunachal Pradesh Women Welfare Society Miao-Kharsang unit and
Miao Mothers’ Association condemned the murder attempt on Tongam Rina, Associate
Editor of The Arunachal Times on July 15 by unknown attacker(s).
Further, terming the attack on journalist as shameful and cowardice act, both the
organizations appealed to the state government to nab the culprit(s) and give exemplary
punishment to them.
Meanwhile, a team of state NCP, including Ngurang Pinch, Tad Tana and Karto Kai visited
ailing journalist Tongam Rina at RK Mission Hospital in Itanagar today and enquired
about her health.
Condemning the attack on the journalist in the strongest terms, they wished her swift
recovery and expressed hope that she would return to her job and continue to serve
the society through her journalistic career.
Pinch demanded the GoAP to ensure that the attacker is arrested at the earliest and
punished as per law. He advised the GoAP to hand the case over to the CBI if the
law enforcing agencies of the state are unable to bring the culprit (s) to book.
State boxing team for 28th Sub Jr Men National C’ships announced
ITANAGAR, Jul 22: An 18-member boxing team from Arunachal Pradesh would participate
in the 28th Sub Junior Men National Boxing Championships scheduled to be held at
Akola, Maharashtra from August 26 to 31. The boxers have been selected from various
boxing clubs and institutions, including SAI-SAG Centre, Naharlagun, Sangey Laden
Sports Academy and Ganga Boxing Club, according to Team Coach Teli Kahi.
Preparation on for DK Memorial Open Badminton C’ship
ITANAGAR, Jul 22: Preparations are going on in full swing for the first ever “Dorjee
Khandu Memorial State Open Badminton Championship” -2012 beginning from August 20
to 25 next, according to Arunachal State Badminton Association (ASBA) release.
The championship would be held for U-15 & 19 Boys and Girls (Single & Double) events,
Inter –District Open championship besides U-13, U-15, and U-19 Boys and Girls (Single
and Double) events. Apart from that Senior Open Men’s and Women’s (Single and Double)
events, Special contest of Sub-Veteran 35+ and Veteran 45+ would also be organized.
The winners of single title would be awarded cash prize 10,000 while men’s and women’s
double winners would be given Rs12000 each,
The winners of U- 19 boys and girls singles would be given Rs3,000 each while the
winners in doubles title would awarded Rs 6000 each.
The winners of sub junior singles under 13 and under 15 would be awarded Rs 3000
each and doubles title winners in this category would be given Rs 6000 each.
All the winners would be given trophies, medals and certificates in addition to the
cash prize. The winners of veteran category (above 35 and 45 yrs) would be given
trophy, medals and certificates, the release added.
ITANAGAR, Jul 22: Toppers of AISSE, AISSCE examinations and Gold medalists in sports
belonging to Tamchi Clan were felicitated at Nyikum Niya Hall Nirupjuli yesterday
in a function hosted by Tamchi Welfare Society (TWS).
The students felicitated on the occasion were, Tamchi Ania, Tamchi Agung and Tamchi
Amar, class X, Tamchi Messam, Class XII and Tamchi Tayam, Gold medal winner of Tenshinkan
Karate National Champion (TKNC) 2012 held at Nainital, Uttarakhand.
ITANAGAR, Jul 22: All Tagin Students’ Union and All Upper Subansiri District Students’
Union jointly conducted a social service at newly opened degree college campus, Daporijo.
Meanwhile, the unions demanded the concerned authority to post required group D staff
in the college immediately.
GASA resents lack of water & power supply
ITANAGAR, Jul 22: The Guwahati Arunachal Students Association (GASA) in a release
informed that there is no electricity and water supply at Arunachal Guest House in
Guwahati since last 5 days. Terming the situation as shameful, association said DRC
Guwahati has failed to take steps in this regard.
Financial assistance demanded for budding player
ITANAGAR, Jul 22: Adi Students’ Union, Itanagar in a memorandum to the state Govt
today appealed for immediate financial assistance to budding Tennis player Mingki
It said that Mingki has been selected to get training at New York, USA but due to
financial and visa/passport related problems Talom is unable to proceed to USA.
It also appealed to the Govt to provide monthly stipend to Talom and sponsor at least
12 tournaments in a year.
Homeopathic medical camp
ITANAGAR, Jul 22: Gyan Mission Society conducted a one day Free Homeopathic Medical
Camp at Holy Mission School, Chandranagar recently.
It is worth mentioning that, altogether 90 orphans are presently sheltered under
Holy Mission School, Chandranagar.
The whole state stands in solidarity with Tongam and Press fraternity
The brutual attack on Tongam Rina is highly shocking and condemnable. The outrage
over the horrifying incident is overwhelming. However, considering the law enforceing
agencie’s laxity and complacency such untoward incident was imminent, if our memory
serves right, the journalist reportedly received death threats in the recent past.
Just three months back the office of the Arunachal Times was vandalized by a group
of masked intruders. In another incident, two lady scribes were attacked by a rogue
element in uniform.
Apparentaly, in all these cases, the authorities concerned failed to deliver justice.
The attack on the journalist could have been averted, if they had shown diligence
and sincerity in their obligation of tracing out the culprits and taking them to
task in nick of time. It’s expected that the government would understand the public
outcry and instead of paying lip service, leave no stone unturned to nab the culprit/s
and ensure that justice is delivered.
All the media houses and media persons deserve adequate security enabling the watchdog
of democracy to discharge their duties efficiently. The whole state stands in solidarity
with Tongam Rina and the Press fraternity in their fight for dignity and justice.
Increase intake capacity of B.Sc students in colleges
It is a tight slaps on the face of those students whose determination to become a
doctor/engineer through joint entrance examination made them work hard for a year
attending coaching classes, dropping their 1st year after 12th board exam. This step
is very common all over India where students aim at taking up a particular profession
whether medical or engineering by spending lots of money in study every year.
On the other side, let us not ignore the bitter truth. Not every student gets selected
in Joint Entrance Examination(s). Hence, those students with financially weak background
go for BA or B. Sc degree in Arunachal Pradesh – the common scene which prevails,
those aspiring to become a doctor joins B.Sc in Dera Natung Govt College or JNC,
Pasighat. But, if you personally encounter any B. Sc graduate, they would definitely
express their willingness to go for medical courses in spite of simple B Sc.
But due to financial problem, they stopped dreaming of what they had dreamt before.
Now, let us see what happened to our students, when they want admission in B. Sc
in D N G College, they are told ‘1 year drop out after 12th’ won’t be given first
preference or direct admission. They will have to wait for certain days, if seats
are available after the admission of fresh students, they will look into the matter.
Not only that, their form were even not accepted.
Now, does the new so-called “educational rule” give justice to these students who
have sacrificed a year attending coaching classes every day, every week, every month,
waiting eagerly for the entrance examination ?
Arunachal itself does not provide the educational facilities like medical college
or engineering college other than NIT and NERIST and with such weak financial background
where all those frustrated students will suppose to go if the Govt colleges refuse
to take them.
In this respect, the Govt is requested to increase the intake capacity of B Sc students
in Dera Natung Govt College, Itanagar so that all the students irrespective of fresh
or one year drop out after class XII could get admission in B Sc course.
GS, Leporiang Peoples Welfare Committee, Capital Complex.
Tongam belongs to whole of Arunachal
I would like to share my personal views on the latest happening in the state, particularly
regarding shooting out case against Tongam Rina, who happened to be Associate Editor
of Arunachal Times. It is a cowardice act on the culprit who shot at female member
who does not have physical strength to fight back.
It is condemnable from all quarters, and I personally condemn this incident. Let's
not politicize this issue and let's not aggravate this problem into a communal based
issue. Miss Tongam Rina belongs to Arunachal Pradesh and we are all Arunachalis.
As regard to the said incident, let’s not blame the government only. Let’s cooperate
the police to nab the culprit. Yes, it is government's fault not punishing the criminals
in strictest way. Police are also human being, let's cooperate the law enforcing
department collectively in nabbing the culprits to win the reward from the Creator
instead of cash reward offered by the police. "Long Live Arunachali".
Punish the accused
This is in reference to the news items “Minor student raped (July 21).
The state of Arunachal Pradesh has become the land where the minor girls are raped
and women are shot at. Govt and Women Welfare Society should deal with such incidents,
which has been happening repeatedly in every corner of the state almost every month,
with iron hand. No one should come forward to save the accused and law should be
allowed to take its own course of action.
Despite having full trust and faith on the teacher, how could the students gain
knowledge in an un-conducive environment which is being created by the teacher.
The accused teacher should be awarded an exemplary punishment as per the law so
that it becomes eye opener for others. Proper justice should be given to the victim
and her parents.
The government should take preventive steps so that such immoral and illegal
activities do not recur.
For safe and secure environment for women
In May last, the Union Cabinet provided its nod to the ‘Protection of Women from
Sexual Harassment at Workplace Bill’. The bill was brought forward after a group
of ministers addressed concerns regarding burden of proof in cases of sexual harassment
earlier rested with the employer.
Bringing domestic workers also within its ambit, the bill makes it mandatory for
all workplaces, including homes, universities, hospitals, government and non-government
offices, factories, other formal and informal work places to constitute an internal
committee for redress of complaints.
Prepared after extensive consultations with various stakeholders including lawyers
and civil society organizations, the forthcoming bill has the potential of bringing
about a positive impact on women’s participation in work.
The Indian Constitution guaranteed the gender equity under Article 14, 15 and 21
which includes protection from sexual harassment and the right to work with dignity
and it is hoped that the proposed Bill against sexual harassment of women at the
workplace will get the approval from both the Houses during the ensuing Monsoon Session
of Parliament. If the Bill is passed it would help women secure their fundamental
right as citizens to practice any profession or any occupation in an equitable, safe
and secure environment.
The parliamentary committee’s recommendations for the inclusion of domestic workers
as part of the bill is therefore an important development, as it will cover 4.75
million of India’s domestic workers, accounting for 30 per cent of the female workforce
in the country’s unorganized sector.