ITANAGAR, Jul 14: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma has
congratulated Tongam Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times for being selected
for the prestigious media award, ‘Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media-2013’,
instituted by Media Foundation, Leipzig, Germany.
In his congratulation letter, the Governor said that it is a proud moment for every
Arunachalee and people of Northeast in particular and Indian Media in general. He
further said that her achievement will definitely inspire all the media persons of
the State and Northeast, especially young girls. It will also instill new zeal and
passion amongst the members the Fourth Estate and encourage them to continue their
indispensable contribution towards building stronger, healthier and more peaceful
The Governor expressed his confidence that Rina will contribute enormously towards
the development of the State and its people. PRO to Raj Bhawan
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: Arunachal Olympic Association (AOA) has vehemently condemned the
act of vandalism at Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs office at Chimpu near
AOA appealed to the miscreants not to indulge in such activity which is detrimental
for development of games and sports sector in the state. Miscreants ransacked the
office of the JE’s of the Sports Directorate on Friday/Saturday night and took away
a computer set, copier machine and damaged some important files.
GPF questions slow progress of Rina case
ITANAGAR Jul 14: Reacting to the charge-sheet and contradicting media report about
Tongam Rina case Galo Peoples Federation (GPF) flayed Nabam Tuki led Govt. as “Government
without Governance” and termed the investigation report as“eyewash.”
Contemplating “Justice delayed is justice denied”, the GPF questioned how the Govt.
and its agencies took 360 days to prepare charge-sheet and the Forensic Report. Why
it waited for almost a year? Was the investigation deliberately delayed to forge
a compromise? How come a final report can be prepared when the alleged main accused/conspirator
is still absconding? GPF has demanded for a fool proof investigation of the Rina
case and to give exemplary punishment to the culprits at the earliest. The Federation
has decided to pursue the cases till a concrete result does not arrive.
Villagers plead for early renovation of Gogar Bridge
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: The Gogar Youth Association (GYA) has appealed to the department
concerned to immediately repair the suspension bridge over Gogar River. The suspension
bridge, which is the life-line for the people of Gogar village, capsized merely after
three months of its construction and remained unused for last three years, the Association
Gogar village is located at 3 km eastwards from Likabali, under West Siang district
and only 5 km from NH-52, however, till date there is no proper surface connectivity
to the area. Every year, the villagers construct link road only to be washed away
by flood water in rainy season.
While claiming that ever since the suspension bridge capsized the local people of
area particularly school going students are facing numerous hardships during rainy
seasons as they have to cross the river puting their lives on risk, the Association
Lamenting that the department concerned is taking no responsibility for renovation
of capsized bridge, the Association claimed that at least five persons have drown
till date while crossing the river. It appealed the authority concerned to immediately
repair the Gogar Bridge for the greater interest of people of area.
Dree celebrated at Sagalee
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: Dree Festival was celebrated with pomp and gaiety at Sagalee yesterday.
Sagalee Anchal Chairperson Techi Kaha and senior public leaders of the area Nabam
Tadap attended the function as chief guest and guest of honour besides hosts of Panchayat
and Public leaders and officials of the area.
Colourful Pre Dance, Daminda Dance and modern Dance display were the main highlights
of the celebration.
As part of the programme, the Apatani community of Sagalee along with the guests
also undertook a tree plantation programme in and around the Indoor Sports Stadium,
Restoration of BSNL service sought
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: In its representation to the deputy general manager BSNL Itanagar,
Sigin-I Zilla Parishad Member today sought for early restoration of BSNL service.
ZPM also demanded for the installation of a telecommunication sub-branch both VSAT
and OFC media and deployment of expert technician team to restore the service at
earliest. The authority has assured to look into the matter at earliest, a release
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: The All Arunachal Pradesh Anti-Drug Youth Organization (AAPADYO)
in association with D-Sector Youth Welfare Association organized a social service
and road maintenance programme today at D-sector, Itanagar.After the programme, AAPADYO
urged upon the D-sector youths to stay away from drugs.
GAS donates life support oxygen set to CHC, Seijosa
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: The Ghora Aabhe Society, Seijosa (GAS) has donated life support
oxygen set to the community health centre (CHC), Seijosa.
Appreciating the noble contribution, ADC Seijosa T Pado and Dr. Gagung R Yangfo,
MO, CHC Seijosa both appealed GAS to provide more such equipments for making proper
medical facility accessible to the local masses.
The society had earlier donated some amount to the CHC to be used for providing free
medicines to the poor.
City police nabs extortionists
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: In a major breakthrough, Itanagar Police today arrested two extortionists
from Dimapur who were involved in serving extortion demands through Mobiles to many
people of Itanagar area including some politicians. The arrested persons have been
identified as Morda Basumatary, 25 and Jonah @ Rajen Narzary, 26. Both Basumatary
and Narzary are the residents of Fungvila Village, under Sonitpur district, Assam,
according to police sources. Earlier yesterday the Capital police arrested one Preminee
Narzary, 30 of Thaigenbari, Sonitpur district, Assam from Chandranagar area here
which led to the arrest of other two extortionists today.
Police further informed that Preminee Narzary is working as driver of a Dimapur-Itanagar
night super bus.
On interrogation, arrested accused Morda Basumatary disclosed that he is a surrendered
NDFB activist and has also confession his involvement in serving extortion demands
earlier through Mobiles to many people of Itanagar area including some politicians.
Thorough interrogation is going on to ascertain their involvement in all such pending
extortion cases. They used to obtain the mobile numbers of the businessmen and rich
people and used to demand money while using several SIMs obtained illegally from
Dimapur (Nagaland) in the name of a militant organization, police said. Capital SP
Nabam Gungte who supervised the whole operation has appreciated Officer-in-Charge
of Itanagar Police Station and his team for such commendable job.
Candlelight march seeks justice for all oppressed women
SEPPA, Jul 14: Thousands of people from all walks of life, including students, house
wives, business community, NGOs, government officials took out a candlelight peace
procession at Seppa Saturday seeking justice and eternal peace of toddler who was
brutally raped and murdered at Bhalukpong on July 2 last. With angst and somber mood,
the protesters began its peace march from police station around 6.30 pm, and it
passed through Bazar Line and Circuit house, later culminated at General Ground around
“Such crime to an infant is beyond imagination and culprit must be hanged till death”
said a protester.
Being organized by the Langdo, Rangmo, Welly, Wange and Weyo Youths Association,
the candlelight march was also a symbolical protest against the crime against women
across the state. The association further demanded capital punishment to the culprit
and urged the law enforcing agency to consider it as rarest of the rare case.
It appealed to the chief minister to ensure the culprit must be chargesheeted within
three months, so that dreaded rapist and murderer have fear for law. The Association
further said as an aggrieved family it has full faith on judiciary and law and hoped
that culprit must be punished as per the established law of land.
Later protesters observed two minutes silences as mark of respect to the soul of
infant and other victims of rape and murder across the state.
Suspected woman drug peddler arrested, opium seized
ROING, Jul 14: A 34-year-old woman is behind bars for selling opium after she was
arrested by Roing police following a raid in Cheta village Saturday afternoon.
Handuru Mena, was arrested at her residence in Cheta by a police team led by Sub
Inspector P Nikong and 6.5 gm of opium recovered from her.
Police acted after receiving information from an arrested drug addict Bindodso Bellai,
22. The addict was picked up by police from his rented room in Cheta, after a complaint
was received from the house owner.
Apparently, the rented house was a meeting point for drug addicts, and was causing
a ‘nuisance’ in the neighbourhood, which prompted the house owner to seek help of
Mena has been charged under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act,
1985/ 34 IPC.
The arrest of suspected drug peddler is a big catch for Roing police after several
failed attempts. In an earlier attempt, police had held two women drug peddler from
outskirts of Roing town. But they were release for lack of evidence.
The arrest has received applause from several civil society organizations. In a letter
addressed to Deputy Commissioner, Roing Enjalu Menda Women’s Empowerment Forum (EMWEF)
has demanded that arrested person be dealt with strict action.
They have demanded that any person arrested on charges of drug trade must be kept
in custody for atleast a month, so that it acts as deterrent.
“The arrested peddler was approached several times to stop trading on opium,” EMWEF
informed in its letter. “The suspect’s photo was also put on display in a poster
campaign along with three other main drug peddlers. Even then, such public humiliation
had proved useless.”
Informing about the extent of damage these drug peddlers had caused to the society,
the women’s group said that Cheta village has now become the hotspot of drug addiction
with victims mainly from underage population. “Besides opium, brown sugar and all
sorts of addictive substance have already made inroads.”
Talking to this correspondent later, an EMWEF member said their worst fear has already
begun. “In last panchayat election, we have information that opium was traded for
votes. In such scenario, these drug traders and addicts will start to get political
patronage. Then nothing can stop our society from disintegrating.”
Mystery surrounds death of a school boy
ITANGAR, Jul 14: Gyamar Tagi, a class VI student of Govt Middle School, Mani has
died under mysterious circumstances. The student who left the school hostel for
home after he fell sick on July 4, never reached his home again. His body was reportedly
recovered by Assam Police from Dikrong Sapori, near Dori Gaon, Assam on July 6 last
with multiple injuries. This was informed by the Gyamar Welfare Society (GWS) in
a release today.
The Society has demanded the authority concerned to launch a thorough investigation
into the mysterious death of the student. The deceased Gyamar Tagi, who left the
school hostel for home after he fell sick on July 4, never reached his home again,
the Society informed.
"As per information gathered from his hostel-mate, the boy had applied for leave
to the Hostel Warden along with one of his friends, who was supposed to accompany
him. But the Hostel Warden did not allow his friend and let the sick boy go alone,”
GWS said in a release.
The poor parents got information about their child when one of his hostel-mates rang
them up on July 13 to inquire about Tagi’s well-being. Shocked by the phone call,
parents of Tagi rushed to the Police Station, Banderdewa to inform police about the
incident, where they came to know from the Officer in-charge that a body of a young
boy was recovered by Assam Police from Dikrong Sapori, near Dori Gaon, Assam on July
6 last with multiple injuries on the body which they cremated after 72 hours. It
was also learnt that the Assam Police had reportedly intimated to all the police
stations of Capital Complex, including Doimukh on the recovery of the body of a young
tribal boy. But none of the police stations took initiative to check the body as
they did not receive any missing report during that time, the release said.
The body was reportedly identified by the parents from the photo taken by Assam police
The Society held school authority’s utter negligence responsible for the death of
a young boy and demanded exemplary punishment to all those responsible for the death.
The society prayed to almighty to rest his soul in eternal peace and give enough
courage to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.
Meanwhile, All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) also demanded the Papum Pare police to
launch immediate investigation into the case to give justice to the aggrieved family.
Describing the recovery of dead body of the student at Dikrong Sapori as unfortunate,
the ANSU blamed the school authority for the same. At the same time ANSU also
requested the victim’s family to remain calm and let law to take its own course
Arunachalees urged to prove their mettle
NEW DELHI, Jul 14: Senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Tajom Taloh
exhorted Arunachalee students pursuing higher education in the National Capital Territory
of Delhi to be disciplined, committed and dedicated to prove their mettle.
"The situation is totally different here and poises tough challenges for Arunachalees,"
he cautioned, while addressing the maiden Arunachalee-Delhi get together at the 8,
Feroz Shah Road residence of Lok Sabha Member Takam Sanjoy here on Saturday evening.
Thanking Sanjoy for creating the platform as a true people's representative, Taloh
urged fellow officers to extend all possible help to gen-next Arunachalees in fulfilling
"The get together is a great opportunity for Arunachali officers who are working
in various capacities and students pursuing higher education in various institutions
to know each other and extend help whenever needed, said Taloh, presently serving
as secretary with the NCT administration. His caution to young students was with
due earnest for the reason that the people from North East have been facing numerous
problems in Delhi, forcing the Delhi Police to take numerous measures for their safety
In fact, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, who was the chief guest at
the event, felicitated Joint Commissioner of Police (Training) Robin Hibu, Dr. Millo
Tabin, Associate Professor (Forensic), AIIMS, Marto Bagra, Assistant Resident Commissioner,
Arunachal Bhawan and J T Tagam, a PG student of Delhi University, on behalf of the
The recognition with a memento, citation and scarf was for going out of their way
to serve fellow brethren.
Hibu, as coordinator for safety and security of north east people, facilitated the
appointment and training of 37 representatives from eight north east states to serve
as the eyes and ears for their people in Delhi and for empanelling senior journalist
from Arunachal, Pradeep Kumar, as resource person as per Ministry of Home Affairs
directive to sensitise Delhi Police on north east issues and problems.
Dr. Millo was felicitated for extending health services, while Marto was felicitated
for being a local guardian to Arunachal students. Tagam was felicitated for his philanthropic
service as a student.
"We Arunachalees are proud of ourselves and have been contributing to nation building.
We should continue to do so with greater vigour for the cause of our state and people
that would amount to serve the nation", Sanjoy told the gathering.
Besides the chief minister, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee president and Rajya
Sabha member Mukut Mithi, Arunachal Pradesh Finance Minister Chowna Mein, Food and
Civil Supplies Minister Kamlung Mossang, legislators, senior IAS, IPS officers, doctors
and a battery of media persons, including Kumar were present.
The meet aimed at promoting spirit-de-corps amongst Arunachalees living in Delhi
and to share ideas, the MP added.
There are seven IAS and four IPS Arunachalee officers, the highest from North East
India, who are posted in the national capital at present, informed Toko Meena, who
is pursuing a doctorate in education from Delhi University.
A cultural programme and traditional dinner with tribal delicacies made of fresh
ingredients from Arunachal were part of the meet.
Orgs allege fund embezzlement in road formation
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: Alleging anomaly in the road cutting work from Niya to Pichola
sanctioned under TFC grant, against Banderdewa Forest Division, the Banderdewa Karsingsa
Youth Welfare Association (BKYWA), All Banderdewa Circle Students’ Union (ABCSU)
and Banderdewa Bazaar Welfare Committee (BBWC) have demanded for non-release of
payment of the aforementioned work till actual completion of the work. In a representation
submitted to the chief secretary, the organizations claimed that the concern ranger
of Banderdewa Forest Division issued completion report of the said work, the 3km
stretch meant for patrolling of the forest area by its staff, without even inspecting
They informed that the report of issuing completion report without the work being
complete actually was also appraised to the competent authority of Environment and
forest but to no avail.
Even the work was grabbed by submitting false and fabricated estimate by the executing
agency in nexus with the concern official. The work started immediately after and
within no time it was completed too, they stated.
Demanding constitution of an enquiry committee to investigate the matter, prompting
disciplinary action against the corrupt official and transfer from the division at
the earliest, they further warned of going ahead with democratic movement if the
demands are not fulfilled.
GWS felicitates achievers
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: In a simple yet impressive function held at Siddhartha Hall on
Saturday the Galo Welfare Society (GWS) felicitated its meritorious students and
brilliant achievers in various fields. The function organized in an effort to recognize,
honour and encourage the outstanding performers in various fields felicitated a total
of 115 achievers. MLA and Chairman, AP Agriculture Development and Marketing Board,
Techi Kaso and Swami Pradiptanandaji Maharaj of RamaKrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar
attended the programme as chief guest and guest of honour respectively.
In a noble gesture, the Society also felicitated all the successful Arunachalees
cracking the prestigious UPSC examinations and Assam Judicial Services. Among the
many awardees was well-known sculptor Tokar Riba, who worked as an Art Expert in
the Directorate of Information and Public Relations, widely known for creating the
iconic landmark “Pahalwan mor” located on NH 52A in between the twin city of Itanagar
and Naharlagun. Gumpe Rime, the ace footballer of the state was one of the awardees
as well. Rime has been known for his successful stint with the Shillong Lajong Football
Club as a goalkeeping coach for four years before joining Tata Football Academy,Jamsedhpur.
Chief Patron, Takar Marde, President Dr. Emi Rumi, Secretary General Mokir Ori, Dr.
Tejum Padu of the GWS, Former president, Jarjum Ete and Apatani Socio-Cultural Welfare
Society, Secretary General Radhe Tajung also spoke to a house filled with people
of all age groups.
AYC office inaugurated
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: The office of Assembly Youth Congress (AYC) 31-Aalo East Assembly
Constituency was inaugurated by Lok Sabha Youth Congress (LYC) Western Parliamentary
Constituency President Dikto Yikar in presence of Khapa Bagang, General Secretary
(Admin), LYC, Western Parliamentary Constituency and Nirmal Khadka General Secretary
(LYC) in-charge West Siang district.
Addressing youth congress cadres and workers on the occasion, the LYC president suggested
the youth leaders to keep strict vigil on the ongoing central and state sponsored
schemes for the welfare of the areas as well as state. He advised the leaders of
AYC Aalo East to keep close co-ordination with the elected representatives of the
district and serve as the bridge between the elected leaders and project implementing
agencies for all round development.
He also suggested the cadres and workers to work hard for strengthening the party
organization as grassroots level.
Khafa Bagang, General SecretarY (Admin) LYC also spoke on the occasion and suggested
to work hard and maintain the dignity and ideology of youth Congress.
Nirmal Khadka, General Secretary LYC and In-Charge West Siang also spoke on the occasion
and appreciated the AYC 31st Aalo East for establishing their own separate office
for youth congress to work for the party.
Office bearers of AYC, BYC, BCC from 31st Aalo East Assembly Constituency and DCC
members including both the secretaries Modam Karbak and Gumken Lollen attended the
When we will be conscious?
R. N. Koley
One more population day has been passed on 11th July like other days earmarked by
United Nations. But population scenario in the world is unchanged in terms of population
growth. The current rate of population growth through increasing the demand for subsistence
at a rate faster than supply,are likely to create a member of socio-economic problems
like pressure on land, food shortage, drinking water crisis, housing, unemployment,
illiteracy, ill health and poverty which are sufficient to paralyze the social equilibrium
i.e. the functioning of the social process. For that matter, the disparity between
resource and population growth rate has drawn the anxious attention of United Nations.
Thereby, population explosion is the matter of serious concerns to the intellectuals,
social scientists, planners, demographers and politicians how to mitigate the worldwide
threatening to the existence of human beings on this planet.
It has been projected in ‘World Population Prospectus’ that the size of world population
will cross 700 crores in the month of this July 2013.In this current century it will
cross 10 billion i.e. 1000 crores. It has been informed that high fertility rate
in developing countries are prime factor for excessive population growth in worldwide.
In the end of this July, the number of world population will touch 720 crores .Within
2050, the middle part of the millennium the population figure may be double of present
number in less developed countries. On the contrary, the population figure would
be unchanged in developed countries. It may be raised to 128 crores from 125 crores
in present millennium. World population prospectus has been decoded that the havoc
population growth during the period of 2013 to 2100 years may be taken place in nine
countries mainly. These are Nigeria, India, Tanzania, DR Congo, Niser, Uganda, Ethiopia,
USA and Bangladesh. In 2050 world population figure may touch 960 crores. It is the
matter of great relief that overall growth rate of the world is following decreasing
The UN report has revealed that India will be most populous country after 2028 with
145 crores population crossing China. On 2028 the population figure of both the countries
- China and India - will be parallel with the figure of 145 crores. Later, upto middle
of this century the population of India will increase and figure will decrease gradually.
Therefore, Government of India should put consorted attention on population growth
to stabilize the growth rate to fight against alarming problems. Otherwise, India’s
population certainly cuts much of the fruits of development. Nowadays, population
explosion is not a problem for an isolated country, it is the problem of whole universe.
There is a child born in India every one and half seconds.India is supplementing
every 10 years a number of human heads more than double of the UK or equal to entire
population of Pakistan or Australia, or more than half the population of USA. We
have to find 12 to 13 million mouths every year. India’s share of world population
is likely 18% but has hardly 2% of the world land. Herein lies the disparity between
resource and population growth.
When we will be conscious? (Contributor is Asstt Director of Research (Culture),
Govt of A.P. and an avid sociologist.)
State receiving deficit rainfall
PASIGHAT, Jul 14: Arunachal Pradesh and other NE states are receiving deficit rainfall
till the ides of July this year.
According to Indian Meteorology Department (IMD) data, Arunachal Meteorology Subdivision
has received 36 per cent deficit rainfall, while Assam-Meghalaya Meteorology Subdivision
and Nagaland-Manipur-Mizoram-Tripura (NMMT) Subdivision received 45 per cent and
61 per cent deficit rainfall respectively during this period.
As per IMD record, Arunachal Pradesh received a total rainfall of 409.9 mm as against
the normal rainfall of 635.7 mm during this period.
Assam-Meghalaya Subdivision received a total rainfall of 401.1 and NMMT Subdivision
252.3 mm as against the normal rainfalls of 729.6 mm and 639 mm respectively.
After the onset of the monsoon this summer, Arunachal Pradesh and parts of Assam
witnessed moderate to heavy rainfall since late June this year.
Met reports said that the weather systems formed over the Bay of Bengal are seemed
to have moved in westward direction, drifting away from the NE region.
IMD reports further revealed that number of monsoon rainfall deficient years in the
North-East region has been growing since 2001.
Arunachal Pradesh meteorological sub-division recorded five monsoon rainfall deficient
years, while the Assam-Meghalaya meteorological subdivision of the region recorded
six monsoon rainfall deficient years with the Nagaland-Manipur-Mizoram-Tripura meteorological
sub-division recording four monsoon rainfall deficient years since 2001.
The breaks up report of the deficient monsoon rainfall years in Arunachal Pradesh
between 1982 and 1990 is one rainfall deficient year and three excess rainfall years
and five normal rainfall years. Between 1991 and 2000, the state recorded one deficit
rainfall year, three excess rainfall years and six normal rainfall years, while it
recorded five monsoon rainfall deficit years and equal number of normal rainfall
years between 2001 and 2010.
Foundation stones of community building, girls’ hostel laid
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: T Norbu Thongdok, MLA and Principal Advisor to CM cum Parliamentary
Secretary for PWD began his developmental tour program to Rupa, West Kameng district
He laid the foundation stone of Community Building of nine clans at Rupa (Kamcha)
yesterday and expressed the hoped that the building will serve as a hall/centre
for the entire community to celebrate their festivals and other days of great significance.
He also laid the foundation stone of a Girls Hostel for Rajendra Ashram Rupa with
accommodation capacity of 50.
In order to improve the diet at Ashram, he announced Rs 1 lakh from his own source
every year for the better diet of the children at the Ashram.
On the request of the people, he announced for concrete footpaths in Kargil Basti
Near Rupa. Since there is no proper footpath in the village it becomes very difficult
for the people to carry out their day to day activities during rainy season.
He also announced for sanctioning a cultural hall at Amar Basti, near Rupa town and
also put an effort to improve the quality of drinking water.
Laying stress on the road condition, he announced for black- topping, proper drainage
system and public utility toilets at Lalten Basti near the town
On the occasion, AK Singh, Deputy Commissioner West Kameng has urged and stressed
for better education and better civic and social education of the children.
Thongdok was accompanied by all the HODs. Block Chairman, Anchal Samiti Members,
GBs and other prominent leaders during the visit.
Visiting Lungbaktang today along with HODs and others companions, he announced road
from Lungbaktang to Blapsar, a tourist hot-spot under Rupa circle.
49th literary session of APLS held
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: The 49th monthly literary session of APLS (Arunachal Pradesh Literary
Society) was held at the Conference Hall of J N State Museum here with APLS president
Y D Thongchi in the chair.
The literary sitting staged every second Sunday in a month is a sheer effort of APLS
to strengthen the State on creative literature front, providing the literary aspirants
with a platform to brush-up their talent and at the same time, creating conducive
literary atmosphere in the society.
It requires here a mention that the curtains on the literary sitting was raised on
14th December, 2008 and APLS, going strong, is organizing a special literary sitting
on August 11 next, numbering 50th along with supplementary literary activities to
boost the literary movement in the state.
In today's session, R N Koley presented a short story in English titled 'Message
Box' and read out the Bengali version of Assamese story called 'Pharinger Bagar Mara',
originally written by Dr Pekba Ringu. Mukul Pathak contributed an Assamese poem 'Janata'
and a satire in a single sentence containing 620 words titled 'Khadaya Surakha Aru
Kichu Anuvab'. Arunika Koley, a child prodigy from KV No II read out a self-composed
feature titled 'My Home, My district'.
Among others, APLS AGS Dr Pekba Ringu and a CRPF official Nabendu Sinha Roy attended
APLS chief Y D Thongchi, in his brief speech, acknowledged the support and cooperation
of the media fraternity and said, we have treaded the path so far courtesy their
continuous support towards the noble cause of literary development in the state.
TCS urges ATSU to maintain peace during election cum conference
DAPORIJO, Jul 14: Tagin Cultural Society (TCS) has appealed to the All Tagin Students’
Union (ATSU) to maintain peace during its ensuing conference cum election.
Addressing the joint meeting of TCS and ATSU here today, TCS President Tabu Paktung
appealed to the students not to collect donation forcefully and conduct the conference
TCS Secretary General Lardik Kare urged the student leaders not spend much money
in the name of election their first and foremost duty was to work for the welfare
of the student community.
Outgoing ATSU President Taring Rai narrated his experiences and various other problems
faced during his tenure. Appreciating the TCS’s for the valuable suggestions, he
assured the meeting to maintain peace and harmony during the conference cum election
The meeting was held to discuss the ensuing conference cum election of ATSU and attended
by senior and present executive members of both ATSU and TCS.
APPRCC demands devolution of power and function
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: Altogether 16 ZPCs and more than 158 ZPMs participated in the Arunachal
Pradesh Panchayat Raj Coordination Committee (APPRCC) convention and conference held
on July 13 at Banquet Hall, Itanagar under the Chairmanship of ZPC Papum Pare Nabam
Participants actively taking part in the deliberation stated that they want full
co-operation from the state Govt to make Panchayat Raj vibrant. They demanded that
as per Article 243 of Indian constitution, devolution of power to the Panchayat Raj
should come into force so that, elected panchayat leaders of the state can work as
tools between grass root people and the govt.
While participating in the programme, Minister Power, RD and PR, Tanga Byaling in
his brief speech encouraged the PR leaders and asked them to work hand in hand with
state govt. He assured to extend all possible help to PR for the greater interest
Byaling further informed that the fund for ZPCs vehicles will be released soon.
Newly elected AAPRCC chairman Shushil Nalo who is alsoZPC Upper Subansiri has appealed
to all section of the people and organization to cooperate with Panchayat Raj institution
as well as Govt for smooth function and all round development of the state. ZPC
Kurung Kumey SanghaTagik is the secretary of AAPRCC.
ADU for speedy trial of all criminal cases
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: Arunachal Development Union (ADU) has decided to file a Public
Interest Litigation (PIL) soon in the Gauhati High Court for directing the State
Government for speedy trials and prosecutions of both civil and criminal cases pending
in various courts for the last 30 years.
“The union feels that due to non disposal and conviction, particularly of the criminal
cases, many hardcore criminals are roaming scot free after committing heinous crime
like murder, rape, dacoit, extortion, etc.” the Society said in a release.
“Such unchecked criminal activities can not only disturb peace and tranquility of
a society but it also set bad examples for the younger generation,” the society said
while citing example of Tongam Rina shooting case, brutal murder of an engineering
student at Bank Tinali and rape and murder of 3 year old girl at Bhalukpong that
shocked the entire state.
“Arunachal will become crime and criminal free state in the country if the criminals
are put behind the bars by judiciary by means of speedy trial of all pending cases
Demanding early separation of judiciary from executive, the union hoped that the
state govt. will fulfill its constitutional obligation by separating judiciary from
executive as mandated by article 50 of constitution of India.
The union also demanded the State Government to come out with white paper on alleged
illegal appointments in various Govt departments and issue directives to the respective
departments to terminate those illegal appointees within six months.
As per RTI Documents, more than 2000 illegal appointments has been made in various
govt. departments right from group D to B officers in the last five years. All the
appointments were made without following the due process of the rules for appointment
and by passing the constitutional scheme in public employment it is also to state
if any appointment, whether temporary or regular or otherwise, is made without any
advertisement and without considering the claims of other eligible candidates, the
same is illegal being violative of article 16 of the constitution of India, the release
The Union also demanded that State Government should direct all head of the departments
to host the name of all employees of their respective departments in the official
websites of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh, in order to avoid RTI applications
on such matters.
This was made clear by Guwahati high court referring to the judgment of Supreme
Court of India in state of Karnataka vs. Uma Devi(3), (2006) 4 SCC1, while giving
a judgment in PIL no 33/2012, particularly illegal appointment in the department
of tax and excise.
Therefore the union asks the state govt. to constitute an enquiry committee headed
by a retired judge of high court to investigate the matter and if found illegal all
the appointee must be terminated within six months.
Through your esteemed column could like to lay down few points in regards to bandh
culture. Please examined yourself before you are going to issue a bandh call? Are
you are really fighting for community or society? Dear my young friends of Arunachal
Pradesh, your demand may right but your method to fight for justice is wrong. The
daily wage earners are suffering most among all. My question is do you think bandh
is the only way to fight agaist the government. Righteous, justice and peace is only
when you repents in your heart, mind and soul that we can transform our society.
The daily wage earners are crying for justice. Who will fight for them?
I want to bring to the notice of concerned authorities by highlighting the fact that
in my area Likabali, road condition has become so bad that potholes some as big as
5 feet wide can be found along full stretch of the road. This condition has put most
of the residents in difficulty since not only they can damage our vehicles but also
put lives of people at risk due to frequent accidents. It is surprising that such
huge pothole which can at times cause major accident is not repaired by the responsible
Right from our school days we have been taught that “as a driver” we need to obey
the road signal signs as they control our speed limit. But come here in Likabali
or any corner of Arunachal, ‘Potholes’ does that job.
Even when the government changes at times, the road conditions remain the same. In
any attractive city, it is the nice streets, beautiful parks, and family activities
that draw you in. I have never visited a place and said, “Wow, I really want to live
here, because the streets are horrible, the schools are broke and there are no public
spaces.” I would seriously like to request the authorities to check for themselves.
For how long will we dodge pot holes and bumps in the roads? The possible act to
repair the potholes by the officials is really pathetic. The fundamentals of road
engineering are not being followed for repairs of potholes which are disastrous and
prone to accidents. Everything for repairs are being done in most careless manners,
may be by the contractor, and not at all supervised by technically qualified staff.
As I have seen the ordinary workers fill up the potholes without being directed for
the reliable procedure for repairs. No wonder that the repairs are unsuccessful.
Then regarding repairs of paving block’s road repairs, nobody bothers for it. Moreover,
we must be shameful to announce our inability to maintain the well-conditioned roads.
Gone are the days when authorities could blame the monsoon and get away with it.
The situation now is terrible year round. I am astounded that such a pitiful condition
of roads still does not evoke any remedial action from the powers that be. Ordinary
citizens are left to suffer. Perhaps shame is too much for us to expect from them
and too trivial for them to even feel.
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I sincerely hope that the matter will
be looked into on priority and some action for improvement of the road will be taken.
Likabali, West-Siang Dist.
Install high mast light at police colony
Through your esteemed daily I would like to remind concern authorities for installation
of a high mast light at appropriate place in police colony. Since there are no streets
lights in police colony it is not safe. It is very necessary to install atleast one
high mast light to counter mischievous activities at night. So therefore we request
capital administration and power department to take immediate step and necessary
action for the welfare of the man in uniform. Last but not the least we have high
expectation from Deputy Commissioner Capital, Sanjay Goel in this regard.
Global cereal production is expected to increase by 7 per cent in 2013 compared to
last year, the United Nations food agency said, but warned that in spite of a boost
in supply, various regions including Central Africa, West Africa and Syria are still
affected by food insecurity.
In its crop prospects and food situation report , the Food and Agriculture Organization
forecasts that cereal production this year will reach 2,479 million tonnes, a new
Wheat, coarse grains and rice production are all expected to expand, which will help
replenish global supplies of cereal and stabilize markets over the next year, the
However, the report warns that many developing countries are still affected by food
insecurity. In particular, the report focuses on various countries where conflict
is preventing the population from satisfying their food needs.
In Syria, wheat production dropped significantly this year due to the escalating
conflict in the country. The livestock sector has also been severely affected, and
the report estimates that some 4 million people are facing severe food insecurity.
In Egypt, civil unrest and dwindling foreign exchange reserves are also raising serious
food security concerns.
Conflict has also affected food security in the Central African Republic and the
Democratic Republic of the Congo.
In the Sahel, which has previously experienced famine, the overall food situation
is favourable in most parts of the region, the report said, due to an above-average
2012 cereal harvest. In spite of this, a large number of people are still affected
by conflict and the lingering effects of the 2011-2012 food crises.
In East Africa, serious concerns remain in conflict areas in Somalia, the Sudan,
and South Sudan, with 1 million, 4.3 million and 1.2 million food insecure people,
In total, there are 34 countries requiring external food assistance, of which 27
countries are in Africa.