ITANAGAR, Jul 16: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has appealed to the
director of higher education to immediately resolve the on-going admission crisis
in DNG college, Itanagar. Equal opportunity should be given to the students of all
sections and region, the Union said.
One dies at Daporijo
DAPORIJO, Jul 16: One person was found unconscious with multiple injuries on the
body at main road near State Bank of India office Daporijo this morning. Later he
died at district hospital.
Deceased has been identified as Jiton Gogoi (45), who was driver of PWD division
Dumporijo. The onlookers found him unconscious at around 5.00 am and immediately
informed to police station.
Police along with the help of public rushed him to district hospital for the emergency
treatment where he succumbed.
Police after investigation traced out his details and informed the relatives.
Investigating officer P Taga informed that cause of the dead is yet to be ascertained
and investigation is on full swung. Post-mortem has been carried out.
ITANAGAR, Jul 16: All Arunachal Sport Youth Association (AASSYA) has strongly condemned
the vandalism in Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs office and demanded immediate
arrest of the culprit(s) involved.
While urging police to speed up investigation process, AASSYA appealed all to discourage
such act which is detrimental for development of sports in the state.
AAPSU condoles student’s death
ITANAGAR, Jul 16: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) today deeply mourned
the untimely demise of Gyamar Tagi, who was mysteriously found death on July 6, by
Assam police from Dikrong Sapori in Assam.
Expressing shock at mysterious death AAPSU team headed by vice president Happy Toko
visited the middle school Mani Doimukh today to enquire the cause of death of school
student. Further apex student organization alleged that negligence of the school
authority led to the death of late Tagi. It also demanded the school authority to
terminate the person responsible for the incident.
ANYA & ARASU react
ITANAGAR, Jul 16: Reacting to the complaint lodged by one Tilling Tassang with the
Lower Subansiri DC for immediate shifting of the buried mortal remains of late Kapu
Tajum, the All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) has asked the DC not to entertain
In a letter addressed to the DC, the Association feared that it may lead to communal
tension. Where Tilling Tassang was when the body was buried there, the ANYA questioned.
The All Raga Area Students’ Union (ARASU) has also reacted strongly to the comments
of the various organizations upon the burial of late Kapu Tajum.
In a release, it urged individuals and organizations to not make issue of the incident
Let the soul rest in peace, the Union said adding the family members and the people
of Raga are cooperating with law enforcing authority to seek justice for the deceased.
Hunting and fishing in Papum Poma banned
ITANAGAR, Jul 16: Hunting, swimming, fishing and picnicking has been banned in Papum
Poma area. The decision was taken jointly by Jote Panchayat Youth Association, Area
Protection Committee of Papum Poma area, All Youth Association of Papum Poma area,
Panchayat leaders, Gaon Buras and public of Papum Poma area.
In a joint declaration, they requested the enforcing agencies and the general public
for cooperation to control hunting and killing of wild animals for commercial purpose.
It further warned of strict action against violators.
CoSAAP mourns death
ITANAGAR, Jul 16: Confederation of Service Association of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP)
condoled the death of Tage Mado, mother of Tage Grayu, finance secretary, CoSAAP,
after prolonged illness on July 14.
Wife of Tage Tajo of Mudang Tage village of Lower Subansiri district, Mado was a
hardworking and loving mother of four sons, two daughters. She also left behind many
The CoSAAP members observed two minutes silence as a mark of respect late Mado prayed
for eternal peace of the departed soul. They also conveyed heartfelt condolence to
bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.
ITANAGAR, Jul 16: The Arunachal Pradesh Abo-Tani Clans Youth Organization (APATCYO)
today opposed to the government decision to establish National Institute of Fashion
Technology (NIFT) at Sagalee, saying that the institute should be established in
Capital complex. It further demanded the early arrest of the person involved in vandalism
of Director of Sports and Youth Affairs office.
AKYWA demands renovation of Kimin-Potin road
KIMIN, Jul 16: The All Kimin Youth Welfare Association (AKYWA) expressed deep anguish
over very poor condition of BRTF Road from Kimin to Potin village.
The road which connects four districts -- Upper Subansiri, Lower Subansiri, K/Kumey
and Karadadi with rest of the state is in pathetic condition and presently it is
unfit for plying of vehicle, the Society said adding many vehicles are getting damaged
on daily basis due to bad road condition.
Blaming the BRTF for the worst condition of the road, the Association said that
this strategic road used by defense has not been properly maintained by BRTF
since last 6-7 years. The life span of a particular road is upto 3-5 years but
BRTF has not done anything concrete so far to repair the said road even after it
has crossed the life span, the Association claimed.
The Association urged the Chief Engineer BRTF, Naharlagun to take necessary step
within 15 days for renovation of said road, or else, it threatened to agitate in
favour its demand.
ITANAGAR, Jul 16: Keeping an eye on the forthcoming Independence Day the Capital
Complex district administration today chalked out programme for celebration of the
I-Day at I G Park here in a grand manner on August 15.
Presiding over a meeting held on the occasion, Capital DC Sanjay Goel informed that
full dress rehearsal would be held on 13th August next from 0900 hrs onwards. He
asked all the Departments/Officers concerned with the event to be present on the
During the meeting, the DC also made a proper list of duties and distributed amongst
the various departments so that the Independence Day could be celebrated with great
splendour. He further informed that all arrangements shall be completed by August
ITANAGAR, Jul 16: Debia Welfare Society (DWS) felicitated the class X toppers belonging
to Debia family in a function at Naharlagun on July 14.
Students felicitated are Debia Tamin, Class-X, (9.2 CGPA) and Debia Tada, Class-X
The parents and elders of the Debia family also attended the programme and advised
the toppers and students to work hard to become good citizens.
ATWS felicitates achievers
ITANAGAR, Jul 16: The Abo Taru Welfare Society (ATWS) felicitated two of its achievers
on July 15.
Arjun Laa was felicitated for excelling in NERIST, APJEE and JEE Mains exam while
Talar Laa, an ace shuttler from the state, for winning bronze medal in All India
Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament at Hyderabad.
East Siang DC visits Siku Bridge
ITANAGAR Jul 16: East Siang Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Shrivastava today visited
Siku bridge site along with Genden Tsomu DDMO and had discussions with Pankaj Kumar,
OC 1443 BCC.
While inspecting the embankment protection works with RCC wire cage, DC emphasized
the importance of maintaining road communication in this part of the region. This
is the lifeline of the area and all the development works depend on it said DC.
On enquiry by DC about the measures taken for the protection of road and the bridge,
Pankaj Kumar informed that the organization is very concerned about maintaining proper
road communication. Disruption of roads is not only detrimental for progress of works
but retard development. So the protection works with RCC wire cage in the right bank
is being taken up in war footing. Machineries are being brought to be engaged for
diversion of the river course which may start from tomorrow, said the OC. He further
informed that for long term protection of the banks, 500 mtrs and 300 mtrs of guide
bunds on the upper and lower banks will be constructed in the next working season.
He assured complete efforts to keep the road communication through.(DIPRO)
Painting competition results declared
TEZU, Jul 16: Angeso Kri, class XII (B) student of Govt Higher Secondary School,
Tezu won the 1st prize (Senior category) in Friends of Lohit Inter School painting
Competition. The competition was organised by Lohit Police at Tezu on July 9 with
theme of the competition was “Say No to Drugs”/ “Obey Traffic Rules” and the results
were declared yesterday.
Avirup Maity (class VIII) of K V Tezu and Bafle Romat won the 1st prize in Junior
and Sub-Junior category respectively.
Jokenso Saga (Class IX) of K.V. Tezu, Nancy Boje (Class VII) of KBM Tezu and
Joson Ngi (Class IV) of KBM Tezu won the IInd prize in senior, junior and
sub-junior category respectively.
Prarona Rajkhowa (Class XII) of K.V. Tezu, Indrani Devi Nath (Class VIII(A) of
Govt. Middle School Tezu(1) and Anuj Sharma (IV-B) of KBM Tezu won the IIIrd prize
in senior, junior and sub-junior category respectively.
More than 500 school children from various schools in and around Tezu participated
in the competition with enthusiasm. Prizes will be distributed to the winners during
Independence Day celebrations at Tezu. The aim of the competition is to spread
awareness among the younger generation, who are the future of Arunachal Pradesh,
about the ill-effects of the use of opium and other drugs.
Enhance allocation of NEC fund: CM
ITANAGAR Jul 16: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today reiterated his suggestion that
the annual plan allocation for the North East Council (NEC) should be at least Rs
3000 crore to bring the region at par with the rest of the country through a special
As per the XII Five Year Plan document, the projected outlay for the Annual Plan
2013-14 for NEC is Rs 2504.37 crore. However, the total outlay communicated by the
Planning Commission for the year 2013-14 is Rs 770.00 crore, which includes Rs 394.00
crore only for roads, bridges, civil aviation, inland waterways etc.
Speaking during the 62nd Plenary of NEC at New Delhi, Chief Minister observed that
considering the pending liabilities for funding ongoing projects of the XI Plan Period,
very little room would be available for taking up new projects with this meager allocation.
“This leaves us with a peculiar situation wherein, while there are many important
new projects to be taken up, due to resource limitation the available fund will have
to be earmarked for ongoing projects. The only way out is a special dispensation
with adequate allocation so that the development deficient regions can fast track
developmental projects,” he pointed.
Tuki observed that with meager allocation and further cut, the role of NEC in the
overall developmental process will continue to be minimal.
He urged the members to re-iterate the region’s request to the Government of India
and the Planning Commission for enhanced fund allocation to NEC. The role played
by the NEC can be meaningful only when it has adequate access to funds, he said.
The Chief Minister sought attention of all towards the detailed exercise done by
the Ministry of DONER and NEC in preparing Vision 2020 for the North East Region
(NER). While highlighting the need to revisit the Vision 2020 document, the Chief
Minister said that a detailed report of what has been done and what remains to be
done under the mandate of Vision 2020 needs to be prepared immediately.
He expressed concern over the status of the ‘Look East Policy’, which is an integral
part of the NER Vision 2020, and also the Government of India. In this regard Tuki
advocated opening of the historic Stillwell Road and trade through Pangsau Pass in
Changlang district of the state. He asserted that with this road made operational,
the region can have direct road access to the East and Southeast Asian region and
boost socio-economy of the region through border trade. He also stressed on the road
connecting Tashigong in Bhutan from Lumla in Tawang district to open up Indo-Bhutan
trade. He called for people to people contact between the people of the region and
those from the South Eastern countries through cultural exchange and tourism to further
the scope of the policy. He also suggested the Sister City Concept to be designed
for mooting a city or culture based initiative to target cities of the South East
Expressing hope that the ‘Harmuti-Naharlagun Railways Link’ will be completed by
December 2013, he requested the Ministry of Railways to initiate the process of starting
a Rajdhani Express from Itanagar to New Delhi by December 2013 itself. He also urged
the Railway Ministry to take up the proposed railway link from Tinsukia to Parsuram-Kund
via Rupai and Namsai on priority.
He gave an instance of the strategic Balipara-Charduar-Tawang Road while citing certain
issues pertaining to road connectivity in the state. The BRO had gone ahead with
earth cutting along almost the entire stretch thereby damaging the existing road.
The tourism industry has suffered in this region and consequently many of the local
entrepreneurs, who have invested in tourism infrastructure such as hotels, transport
etc by availing loan have been badly hit. BRO is unable to stick to original timeline
of 2013 and has pushed it to 2017.
Tuki also urged the North Eastern Council to provide domestic funding as an adequate
compensation to the state which has been deprived of Externally Aided Funding from
Asian Development Bank (ADB) and World Bank for important infrastructure projects.
The Chief Minister also reiterated urgency of the projects for Connecting 22 unconnected
Administrative Centres, Providing Drinking Water Facilities in Border and Construction
of Porter Tracks, Log Bridges and Foot Suspension Bridges in Border Areas. He said
by providing these basic necessities of life – water and connectivity - migration
from border areas can be checked.
Tuki also drew attention towards the North Eastern Regional Community Resource Management
Programme for Upland Areas (NERCORMP) to be implemented by NEC in the three troubled
districts of Tirap, Changlang and Longding. The scheme was to be implemented spread
over a period of 6 years from 2011-12 to 2016-17. However, the Chief Minister informed
that three years have passed, but the same is yet to take off. These insurgency affected
districts were selected for the project primarily to channelize the youth to meaningful
and sustainable employment opportunities and diverting them from anti-social activities.
He urged the concerned authorities to ensure that some beginning to this effect is
made in the current financial year by providing necessary resources for implementation
of the same.
The Plenary was attended by NEC Chairman Paban Singh Ghatowar, Governors, Chief Ministers,
Ministers, officials of NEC, DoNER and State Governments of the North East. From
Arunachal Pradesh, the meeting was attended by Planning, PWD and Finance Minister
Chowna Mein, Chief Secretary Hare Krishna Paliwal, Planning Secretary Sonam Chombay,
Political Secretary to CM Bamang Tago among others.
Governor highlights important issues of the state
Addressing the 62nd Plenary of North Eastern Council at New Delhi today Governor
of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma raised the issues of road connectivity,
look east policy, railway and hydropower projects and strengthening of infrastructure
along the border area.
Emphasizing on need for better road connectivity in the State, the Governor said
that Border Roads Organisation is assigned responsibility for implementation of road
in Arunachal Pradesh through Vartak, Bramkank, Udayak and Arunank projects. There
is need for greater co-ordination between these projects. A senior officer of the
rank of Additional Director General of BRO tasked with responsibility of co-ordinating
these four projects should be posted in Arunachal Pradesh for proper monitoring of
these projects and co-ordination amongst project officers, State Government and Union
Urging the North Eastern Council to take a lead in developing the 160 km road from
Pangsau (India) – Myitkyina (Myanmar) on the lines of Tamu-Kaleywa Indo -Myanmar
Friendship road, the Governor said that India’s Look East Policy holds immense potential
for the region. North east region is the lynchpin for success of this policy, with
connectivity as its prime concern. Therefore the focus must be on developing the
historic Stillwell Road.
While sharing his experience of his visit to Changlang District of the State, the
Governor stressed on need for formalize and improvise the trade through Pangsau Pass,
making trading a regular feature and Pangsau town a trading hub.
To facilitate the initiative, the Governor called for co-opting a senior officer
from ministry of External Affairs in the NEC.
Expressing his view on the lone railway project of the State, the Governor informed
that the project of Harmuti-Naharlagun Railway link which will connect State Capital
is due for completion in December 2013. As envisaged in NER Vision 2020 document,
Survey for Murkongseleg to Pasighat and Rupai to Parshuramkund Railway Project were
supposed to be started on but even after signing of the document in 2008, no progress
has been made on this project. Calling for starting work on the railway projects
with a time-bound schedule the Governor said that while the new project would be
commissioned in due course of time, there is urgent need of ensuring timely completion
of ongoing Bogeebil Road-cum-Rail Bridge, connecting Dibrugarh and Dhemaji . This
bridge will improve connectivity not only for Assam but also for Arunachal Pradesh.
It would connect the eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh with the rest of the State.
While raising the issue of the 2000 MW Lower Subansiri project which was started
in January 2005, the Governor said that construction work at site has come to grinding
halt since 20th December 2011. So far, Rs 6000 crores have been spent and the project
is more than half way through and because of some issues between NHPC, Government
of Assam, this is resulting in time and cost overrun causing huge loss to national
exchequer. The issues between concerned parties need to be resolved urgently. He
called for some forward movement through NEC. He appealed to his counterpart in Assam
and Chief Ministers of both States, Government of India and NEC to take steps to
resolve these issues and get work started on this projects at the earliest.
Emphasizing on strengthening infrastructure along the border, the Governor said that
Arunachal Pradesh has a long international border with three different countries
china, Myanmar with Bhutan. The council needs to lay special emphasis on development
of border areas and supplement the resources of BADP. He informed that the State
Government has submitted proposal for three projects viz. connecting 22 Un-connected
Administrative Centres, providing Drinking Water Facilities in Border and construction
of Porter Tracks, Log Bridges and Foot Suspension Bridges in Border Areas, for local
Army and Para-Military Forces. He requested NEC and MHA to allocate additional resources
for these projects.
‘Arrest mastermind in journalist shooting case’
ITANAGAR, Jul 16: While lauding the police department for arresting the culprits
involved in assassination attempt on Tongam Rina, Associate Editor of Arunachal Times,
the Arunachal Pradesh Women Welfare Society (APWWS) has urged the law enforcers to
arrest the mastermind, convict all the criminals and also find out motive behind
the gruesome attack.
The Society also congratulated Tongam for being chosen for “Prize for the freedom
and future of the Media 2013” award. “We appreciate that her girth and determination
has been well acknowledged and many would take inspiration from her.”
The Society also strongly condemned the incident of rape and murder at Bhalukpong
and requested the Govt. and police to take urgent and firm steps to control the menace
that is shaking the conscience of every individual and society. All the cases relating
to heinous crimes like rape and murder should be forwarded to fast-track courts so
that there is fast and fair trial leaving less scope for manipulation, the Society
said in a release.
Appreciating the Itanagar Police and Chief Minister Nabam Tuki for making breakthrough
in Tongam Rina shooting case to arrest the accused, the Rina Welfare Society (RWS)
said, the justice is yet to be delivered since the arrest is just half work done.
It demanded exemplary punishment to the culprits involved as assured by the Government
of Arunachal Pradesh.
The Society has also congratulated Tongam, for being selected for the prestigious
‘Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media-2013', award instituted by Media Foundation,
“It is a proud moment for every Arunachalee and people of the North East in particular
and Indian media in general to have journalist of her caliber,” RWS said in a release.
“It will go a long way instilling a new zeal, passion and courage to the aspiring
journalist to raise the voice of the people through indispensable contribution towards
building stronger, healthier and more peaceful societies.”
Vana-Mahotsava celebrated in style
JAIRAMPUR, Jul 16: The forest department of Jairampur, Changlang district has organized
64th Vana-Mohatsava here Jairampur yesterday.
On the occasion sapling of various tree species were planted at II World war cemetery
site, which is now being developed as Botanical Garden by Forest Department.
Speaking on the occasion, Principal Chief Conservator of forests and principal secretary
(E & F) D V Negi said main enemies of forests are population and poverty and we
can only eliminate those by providing education to all. He further expressed his
happiness over mass participation of people in the Vanamahotsava program and also
briefed the role of common man in conservation of forests.
Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry Dairy Development Minister Setong
Sena urged the masses for green and clean city and requested organizations to put
complete banning on illegal fishing, pouching and hunting which directly affect
not only the ecological system but also hampers the health of common people.
Meanwhile, East Parliamentary Constituency, Youth Congress, President James Jugli
in a memorandum appealed the PCCF for approval for creation of a Namdapha wildlife
sanctuary Division at Nampong/Rima Putok block to ensure protection and safety of
several endangered species like Hoolock Gibbon, birds and animals and issuance of
formal notification for 80 hectare area which was declared “Butterfly Conservation
Area” in the Year 2006 at the first ever Butterfly India meet held at Jairampur.
Apart from distribution of prizes to the winners of various essay and drawing competitions
organized by forest department, a cultural programmes was also organized in order
to encourage the younger generation and educate them towards the importance of nature
and environment conservation.
The tree plantation programme participated by heads of Departments, Public leader
NE region needs to handle the challenge of isolation: Governor
ITANAGAR, Jul 16: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma
delivered the key note address in the inaugural session of two-day national conference
on Northeast India: Strategic and Developmental imperatives jointly organised by
Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses, New Delhi and Special Branch, Assam Police
at Guwahati on July 15.
In his address the Governor said that the North Eastern States of India are a critical
part of the future growth, development and strategic positioning of India. Stating
that Eight Countries are within radius of 1000 K.M of North East, which constitutes
24.6% of the world population and one of the largest economies, the Governor said
that North East has to graduate from a transit route to a driver of economic growth
looking East to and fro.
In order to fulfil the strategic and developmental imperative, the region needs to
handle the challenge of isolation, both due to the physical terrain as well as the
historical accident of partition, which are affecting the costs of imports and exports
as well as the integration with the rest of India.
The Governor emphasised on enhancing transportation and communication infrastructure,
including waterways, wealth creation through industrial development and tourism and
manage immigration. He also stressed on harnessing the economic potential and balanced
exploitation of the rich bio diversity.
Highlighting that more than 80% of the people of the region reside in the rural areas
and depend on agriculture, the Governor called for more emphasis on agriculture sector
along with horticulture and other allied sectors. New scientific methods and technologies
must be made available to the agrarian community, he added.
Stressing on empowerment of the people of the region through inclusive governance,
the Governor pointed that involving them in governance at micro level will instil
sense of belongingness and lead to efficient and maximum utilization of resources.
It will also instil a sense of social accountability.
Conference was attended by Chief Minister of Assam, Tarun Gogoi and scholars and
experts from colleges and universities, opinion makers, and senior government officials.
PRO to Governor
District Zilla Parishad coordination meeting held
ITANAGAR Jul 16: District Zilla Parishad co-ordination meeting with all Head of
Department was conducted today at DRDA Conference Hall, Yupia. It was the first coordination
meeting of Panchayat bodies. All the newly elected Zilla Parishad members and Anchal
Chairperson took part in the meeting. Zilla Parishad Chairperson Nabam Aka who chaired
the meeting called upon the members to maintain proper coordination with all head
of department in the district and monitoring of all works in a proper way.
The Deputy Commissioner cum CEO Papum Pare Pige Ligu while addressing the house congratulated
newly elected Panchayat members for successful conduct of last Panchayat election
and called upon them to work towards better development and prosperity of its people
and district as a whole.
He urged head of department and other line department to adhere to Govt norms and
guidelines while implementing any developmental works to avoid any future consequences.
He added that duty of every Govt servants is to serve the people and Panchayat bodies
are people’s representatives and they have every right to know about any developmental
or welfare schemes that are undergoing in the district. He also requested Panchayat
members to take proper care of officers and staffs posted in remote areas so that
they can deliver their service smoothly.
Stressing on improvement of education scenario in the district he said that process
is on to mobilize posting of teachers in the areas where it is required. While talking
about the recent natural calamity at Uttarakhand he said that Arunachal is also categorized
as one of disaster endemic zone and so we must keep ourselves and public well informed
about the disaster preparedness and Panchayats being the grass root leaders can play
a bigger role in spreading the awareness among the rural masses on disaster management.
Superintendent of Police Nabam Gungte who also addressed the house spoke on the significance
of Community Policing which is running successfully in many states and said that
same thing can be introduce in the our state too where Panchayat leaders can play
a greater role by helping the police force in maintaining law and order problems
in respective jurisdiction. He also informed that he is working on streamlining the
police department in the district and to monitor the security levels in all front.
PD DRDA Toko Babu in addressed requested the Panchayat leaders to maintain proper
coordination and cooperation with the department.
Earlier T. Dupak EAC cum DPDO Yupia briefed the house on objective of the meeting.
All Head of Department from agriculture, horticulture, fisheries, textile and handicrafts,
animal husbandry and veterinary, PHED, Trans Highway, Food and Civil Supplies, ICDS,
Planning, Power and health appraised the house about the various schemes implemented
through their respective department. The entire member secretary also attended the
NE people urged to befriend their mainland counterparts
GoI to build hostel for NE students
JHARODA KALAN, NEW DELHI, Jul 16: A group of probationer assistant commissioner
of police (ACPs) and Delhi & Andaman & Nicobar Island Police Service (DANIPs) today
exhorted the people of North East living in Delhi to befriend their mainland counterparts,
come out of their NE cocoon and refrain from leading careless life style to help
end discrimination against them.
The exhortation followed an address by Delhi Police resource person, Pradeep Kumar,
a senior journalist from Arunachal Pradesh, who blamed social profiling as the root
causes of alleged discrimination against North East Indians by citing reports of
two studies conducted by North East Support Centre & Helpline, which was set up in
The globalisation opened doors to employment opportunities, particularly for the
semi-professional and semi-skilled NE people. They are preferred in organised and
non-organised private companies like BPOs, hospitality corporations, and shopping
malls for their appealing personalities, command in English, and hospitality/socially
oriented culture background that values honesty and hard work.
But the studies pointed out that they face discrimination like, sexual abuse, physical
attacks, vulgar remarks, poor social profiling and economic exploitation. The mindset
of social profiling of the NE people is that they are strangers, free culture, cheap
and do anything one likes, you can get free. Social profiling is also seen in the
attitudes of local police when they insult, deceive, ignore and deny the complaints
and connive with perpetrators in many cases, Kumar pointed out while expressing concern
at the rising crime against women in the National Capital Territory of Delhi, particularly
against the NE people.
Advocating setting up of a dedicated court for speedy trail of cases of crimes against
women, a forensic laboratory to end Delhi Police dependence on outside laboratories,
a recognised shelter home for victims of sex crimes, children and hapless people
and NE state bhawans to play a proactive role in bringing awareness among their people
besides setting up a 24X7 helpline, the probationers said such steps would go a long
way in containing crimes against women.
Another officer trainer lauded Nagaland women cops for their discipline and positive
attitude while on duty during the Common Wealth Games here, but expressed his dismay
as many NE girls have developed intimacy with youth of African origin, many of whom
have been found indulging in crimes, including drug smuggling. He regretted that
the NE youth and students victims of identity crisis are leading care free life for
lack of parental care with huge sum remitted by their parents without monitoring
their children’s activities.
While Kumar called for emotional and social integration of the NE people with the
mainland, he stressed for political will to deal with such menace which was much
above the crime canvas. The NEC, DoNER and tribal affair ministry should take steps
ion empowering the youth of NE by various help including building an Eight Sister
Hostel, set up help centre.
Despite all out efforts to contain crimes against the NE people, Delhi Police are
always at the receiving end, said joint commissioner of police (Training) Robin Hibu
and joined his young officers in appealing to the NE people in understanding the
cultural, religious and diversified social mosaic of India, particularly NTC.
Maharashtra Police have taken cue from Delhi Police for the safety and security of
NE people, said, Hibu, coordinator for safety and security of NE people living in
Regretting that he had had facilitated sending mortal remains of 11 NE youths who
had committed suicide during the last 11 months, he urged the parents to not be carless
towards their children.
He directed the officers to care for those who are left out and neglected and award
exemplary punishment for crimes against women, particularly from the NE.
When contacted, NE youths expressed their strong resentment against the NCT Govt,
NE MPs’ Forum, NEC, union tribal affairs and DoNER ministries for doing anything
tangible for the safety and security of NE people.
While Huten Alexander, a student from Nagaland, Manipur social worker Wang Rangang
and Arunachal’s J T Tagam, presently preparing for competitive examinations, lauded
Delhi Police for some visible steps but blamed lack of political will in ensuring
more steps in that direction.
When contacted, All India Tribal MPs’ Form convenor Takam Sanjoy informed that the
security for NE people in Delhi, particularly women section is on the top most priority
of the parliamentarians and the Forum of Tribal Officers in Delhi.
“With our coordinated approach, the union home ministry directed to appoint tough
cop from Arunachal, Robin Hibu as coordinator for security and safety of NE people
in Delhi, a demand by various Delhi-based NE students’ bodies besides Delhi University
Students’ Union, a hostel to be build by GoI in addition to the existing ones, particularly
in North Campus of DU,” Sanjoy disclosed.
Sanjoy, after coming out of AICC meeting convened by Union Minister and CWC member
Oscar Fernandes and AICC general secretary Mukul Wasnik and attended by DoNER Minister
Pawan Singh Ghatawar, Chief Ministers Shila Dixit (Delhi), Mukul Sangma (Meghalaya)
and Nabam Tuki (Arunachal), Rajya Sabha member Mukut Mithi besides a host of MPs
from NE, raised this hostel demand again.
It was resolved to expedite the matter and Delhi Cm assured to extend all cooperation
in allotment of land and other official formalities, Sanjoy added.
Ghatawar will address anther meeting in his office chamber tomorrow as a follow up
to give a concrete shape to the hostel proposal. The CMs, Mithi and Sanjoy will attend
The Public Health Centre (PHC), Raga is running without doctor for last 9 months
i.e. from Oct' 2012. The patients of this area have to make a long way to Ziro which
is 70 K.M away from Raga for treatment and sometimes they die on the way. The condition
is likely to worsen if immediate doctor and other relief materials do not reach within
I along with the general Public of Raga area request Directorate of Health Service,
Govt, of Arunachal Pradesh to send adequate relief team and materials with 2 (two)
Nos. of Doctors to normalize the condition immediately within 3 days. We express
displeasure against DMO, Ziro, Lower Subansiri District for not taking the matter
seriously even after so many complaints and request.
ASM, 182-Dokum Raga
Whom to blame?
Through your esteemed daily I would like to pen down few lines regarding pathetic
road condition and paralyzed garbage management system of capital region. Most of
the tourist goes back from Banderdewa after seeing pothole filled roads and flawless
garbage. We are travelling through a Rocket Fast period where not only the human
populations but also the buildings are increasing second by second to compensate
human populations which lead to deforestation and sometimes cause death of human
life too. Due to improper planning and negligence by people against administrative
order they construct their houses without proper drainage system. The destination
of sewage products is our national Highway Road as we can see during rainy days.
The Road become mother of potholes and most of the people doesn’t listen or just
ignore and throw their garbage everywhere wherever they want (mera kya jata hai attitude).
But question is whom to blame? Is it us who is neglecting our duty or the Administration
who should always be there to clean garbage? So why don't we unite and give a hand
together to make our land clean and beautiful as mother nature gifted to us instead
of pointing at others.
Students at cross road
Through your esteemed daily, we the 2nd year students of Govt. College Doimukh would
like to draw the attention of the Administrative chair holders and the common public
of Papum Pare district towards the administration of the said college.
As the students are about to enter 2nd year, the main concern for the students is
that college is not offering honour course to the students. All the students who
have qualified for honours are being asked to pursue further studies outside the
catchments area. This situation is giving serious trouble to the students as they
may not get admission in other institution. It is natural that priority will be given
to the students of their own respective college/institutions. The students of said
college has got accustomed to the surrounding and are also ready to construct their
own classroom but they only need qualified lecturers, who can guide them. Now, the
question is though college was established last year itself, what were the higher
authorities were doing till now? The whole system is draining to its most pathetic
state. The administration and higher authorities must look into it and act promptly.
(B A 2nd year)
Bengia Ebi (B.A 2nd year)
Tassar Ani (B.A 2nd year)
(B.A 2nd year)
(B.A 2nd year)
(B.A 2nd year)
Adopt innovative method
Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would likes to request the Education
Department, especially SPD (state project director) SSA to prepare seniority list
of all the SSA TEACHERS in the state and upload the same in the official website
as done by Director, (Director of Elementary education). This kind of new change
will help each and every SSA teachers to know their up-to-date details without any
suspicious regarding the current regularization process.
Moreover, this kind of changes will also help the department to maintain transparency
in every teacher related problems. The year and date of appointment of the teachers,
academic and professional qualification that particular teachers possess should be
Besides this, I would like to welcome the move of Director of Elementary Education
for his noble act of uploading seniority list of A/T Teachers of the state for maintaining
transparency which is the first of its kind in the state.
United Nations labour agency and the United Kingdom Department for International
Development launched a new project on July 15 that seeks to prevent 100,000 girls
and women across South Asia from falling victims to labour trafficking.
The project aims to provide South Asian women migrating to the Middle East in search
for jobs with skills, pre-departure training and other support to help them avoid
being trafficked and to secure a legal contract and decent wage. It will also combat
child labour by helping thousands of girls under 16 years old to stay in school so
they are not compelled to migrate for work.
Every year, millions of people from poor communities migrate to find employment so
they can send money home to support their families. They get jobs such as live-in
domestic workers cooking, cleaning and looking after families or in garment factories.
Many end-up being deceived and trafficked into jobs with extremely low wages or no
pay at all.
According to ILO, around 21 million people are trafficked and in forced labour worldwide.
The majority are from Asia with women and girls being the most vulnerable to this
practice. Their movement is restricted, their living and working conditions are very
poor, and they often suffer physical and sexual abuse.
The project will also focus on helping migrant women avoid paying extortionate, illegal
recruitment fees by cracking down on unscrupulous recruitment practices and encouraging
recruitment agencies to sign-up to ethical principles and practices.