Call for integration of Naga-inhabited areas under one unit
Kohima, Jul 28: The Nagaland Legislative Assembly today adopted a five-point resolution
on the Naga political issue.
After discussing the issue for two days on July 23 and July 24, the House today unanimously
reiterated the earlier resolutions of the Assembly dated December 12, 1964, August
28, 1970, September 16, 1994 and December 18, 2003, demanding integration of all
contiguous Naga-inhabited areas under one administrative umbrella, and to urge upon
the Centre to fulfill the same.
The House also urged the Centre and the NSCN(K) to resume the ceasefire agreement
and to create a more peaceful and congenial atmosphere for the smooth progress of
the Naga political dialogue.
They also appealed to the Centre to withdraw the declaration of the whole state of
Nagaland as disturbed area under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act 1958.
The House requested all Naga nationalist groups and civil societies to unite and
work for the early settlement of the Naga political issue. PTI
NE owe NEEPCO more than Rs 1,000 cr
Shillong, Jul 28: Assam and Meghalaya together owe nearly Rs 1,000 crore as outstanding
power dues to the state-owned North-East Electric Power Corporation, officials said
"NEEPCO is to receive Rs 536.64 crore from Assam and Rs 429.4 crore from Meghalaya
against sale of power," NEEPCO Chairman and Managing Director P C Pankaj said.
He said the actual amount due for receipt from Assam and Meghalaya was Rs 269.2 crore
and Rs 288.21 crore, respectively, with a surcharge of Rs 267.44 crore and Rs 140.83
Similarly, other north-eastern states that have pending power dues with NEEPCO include
Tripura (Rs 89.74 crore), Manipur (Rs 68.14 crore) and Arunachal Pradesh (Rs 26.16
crore), Pankaj said.
Indefinite strike by DRDA employees
ITANAGAR, Jul 28: Alleging that the state government has shown utter negligence in
fulfilling its long-pending demands, the Lower Subansiri district unit of All India
DRDA Staff Welfare Association has decided to launch indefinite ‘pen and tool down’
strike from August 3 until the demands were met.
The DRDA staffs have been demanding for their absorption in line departments of the
state government and providing them with other service benefits, like retirement
gratuity, death gratuity, pension etc as extended to government employees.
ATM demanded at Yingkiong
YINGKIONG, Jul 28: All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union, Upper Siang unit has urged
the Assistant General Manager of the Regional office State Bank of India (SBI), Itanagar
for installing one more ATM booth in addition to the existing one at Yingkiong town
to cater to the banking needs of customers.
Presently, there is only one ATM booth in Yingkiong which is not sufficient, the
AAPLU unit said in a representation to the SBI GM. Moreover, the wages of laborers
are now-a-days credited to their bank accounts and they draw their wages/salaries
from ATM. But they have to stand in long queues for long time in front of the ATM
to draw money which is not possible for the working class people, AAPLU said, and
appealed to the GM to look into their problem. DIPRO
Funds sought for teachers’ quarters
ITANAGAR, Jul 28: Informing that the government quarters for teachers of Govt. Higher
Secondary School, Tezu are in a dilapidated condition and on the verge of collapse
due to want of maintenance, the Teachers’ Cell APCC chairman, Itanagar Drengso Pul
has in a letter to the state Chief Minister today appealed him to sanction funds
under non-plan scheme for taking up maintenance work of the quarters.
The CGI sheets of a total of 10 quarters are rusted and leaking while the walls have
not been repaired since last 40 years, Pul said and appealed the CM to sanction funds
against repairing works for the said quarters at the rate of Rs. 3 lakhs per quarter
at the earliest.
Rath Yatra festival ends with religious fervour
H K Roy
PASIGAHT, July 28: The nine-day-long Rath Yatra that commemorates the journey of
Lord Krishna from Gokul to Mathura ended with the Return Yatra entering into the
Manipuri temple, situated at Pasighat Bazaar (opposite of Balaji temple) on Sunday
last. It is popularly known as chariots festival, celebrated in the honor of Lord
Jagannath who is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
This spectacular festival is celebrated in the month of Asadha. The Bishnupriya Manipuri
community celebrates the Rath Yatra annually here at Pasighat with religious fervour.
Hundreds of devotees thronged revered Manipuri Jagnnatha temple and offered puja
to Lord Jagannatha, his elder brother Lord Balabhadra and sister Devi Subhadra on
the festive occasion.
HHSU education tour begins
ITANAGAR, Jul 28: The Vice Principal of DPGC, Kamki Dr. Gomo Karbak has flagged off
the education tour of the Hirik Hiru Students Union, (HHSU) Kamba today.
On the first day of tour, the HHSU team headed by its president Yomge Karbak visited
Karbak Moku Primary School and Karbak Dubi Co-residential School.
While addressing the students and the villagers, DPGC assistant professor Nyade Nomuk,
who is the resource person of the team and HHSU advisor Advocate Tomba Nomuk highlighted
the importance of education and role of parents and teachers in moulding the career
of the students. Yomge Karbak also advised students to pursue their study with dedication
in order achieve their goal in life.
AAP for West Kameng finalised
ITANAGAR, Jul 28: The Annual Action Plan (AAP) for the year 2015-16 of West Kameng
district has been approved in the District Level Vigilance & Monitoring Committee
(DLVMC) and Governing Body Meeting of DRDA at Bomdila today.
The meeting unanimously approved all the proposals in AAP for 2015-16 submitted by
respective BDOs, informed West Kameng DRDA Project Director Tasso Gambo in a release.
West Kameng Deputy Commissioner and DLVMC (DRDA) Member-Secretary AK Singh, who chaired
the meeting along with with ZP Chairperson Chewang Lhamu, described the importance
aims and objectives of all centrally sponsored RD programmes.
MLA Japu Deru also attended the meeting and appreciated the implementation of
MGNREGA scheme in the district ensuring livelihood for each and everyone .
Earlier, the DRDA Project Director presented all the Draft Annual Action Plan
and achievement report for DLVMC of all flagship schemes of RD programmes
for the year 2014-15.
All Head of Departments and PRI members from various blocks, Anchal Samities and
ZPMs of the district attended the meeting.
Branch manager sought
ITANAGAR, Jul 28: Informing that Branch Manager Incharge, SBI Koloriang, Rajesh Kumar
Ranjan passed away at a hospital in Lucknow on July 25 last, the All Kurung Kumey
District Students’ Union has urged upon the SBI authorities for immediate posting
of another branch manager.
Blood donation camp concludes with high notes
ITANAGAR, Jul 28: The three-day blood donation camp organised by Arunachal Student
Union Shillong (ASUS) and supported by All Arunachal Pradesh Student Union (AAPSU)
in association with North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health & Medical
Science (NEIGRIHMS) concluded at Regional Blood Bank, Pasteur Institute Shillong,
A total of 99 units of bloods were collected during the three day camp which witnessed
enthusiastic participation of more than 260 students.
Aimed at helping the needy and the poor patients, the main theme of the blood donation
camp was “The need is constant, gratification is instant. Donate blood”.
Lower Subansiri team for DK Memorial Badminton C’ship
ITANAGAR, Jul 28: Lower Subansiri Badminton Association has selected a 20-member
squad for the state level 3rd Dorjee Khandu Memorial Open Badminton Championship
to be held here from August 19 to 23.
The players have been selected on the basis of their performance in the selection
tournament conducted at Indoor Multipurpose Stadium, Hapoli.
ITANAGAR, Jul 28: The State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded a White Paper
from the ruling Congress Government in the state on action taken against the 16 major
departments and 25 State Autonomous Bodies, who failed to submit utilisation certificates.
As per CAG report, the party said, 16 major economic and social security govt. departments
and 25 State Autonomous Bodies did not submit a total of 148 UCs involving Rs 310.05
Cr. to the competent authority.
The CAG reports exposed the Nabam Tuki led Government’s blatant lies which have been
claiming that Utilization Certificates (UCs) were submitted to the Govt. of India
but fund are not being released due to intervention of the state BJP.
The party stated that the current alleged financial crisis in the state is self-created
by the ruling Congress Government due to its failure to maintain financial transparency,
accountability and fiscal rules and regulations.
The state government also came under sharp criticism from the BJP for allegedly failing
to plug revenue leakages under Department of Tax and Excise and PWD as per CAG reports.
The party also criticised the state government for not supplying the CAG reports
to the elected representatives 15 days prior to the start of the Legislative Assembly
The CAG reports were made available only on the last day of the Budget Session without
providing any room for discussion on CAG findings, the party said and termed the
practice as undemocratic.
PPEM gaining momentum despite protests
[ Appu Gapak ]
While some groups are still sticking on with the usual manual metering system for
their electricity consumption, people have gone ahead with the installation of Pre-Paid
Electric Metre (PPEM) and have expressed happiness because of its usefulness to have
control over their expenditure.
“I used to pay Rs 15000 monthly for electricity charges. But this time I paid only
Rs 8000,” said a lady on account of anonymity. She runs a three storied girls hostel
in the heart of Itanagar.
“I recharged for Rs 500 last time. That was about two months back and it’s still
running”, another happy single consumer shares. “I find Pre-Paid Power Metering system
very good and user friendly as it helps me to save money besides energy. Unnecessary
power usage is checked”, he adds.
The consumers are also realising their bid to conserve energy. With the In-Home Display
Device (IHD) or Consumer Interface Unit (CIU) that is fixed in the system, one can
keep track of the consumption, load and money balance. And true to its tagline which
says ‘Pay as you Use’, one can opt for recharge as low as Rs 100 as we do with our
Around 4500 PPEMs have been installed all over Itanagar as informed by Joram Lali
Executive Engineer (E), Capital Electrical Division.
While it was made mandatory for only government offices and quarters to be installed
with the PPEM following protests by some groups, many people from the commercial
sections are also opting for the new system, he informed.
“Demands are pouring as they are now realising the benefits of the PPEM,” he said.
Many of the organisations have been alleging PPEM of being faulty and said that it
doubles the bill compared to manual billing system. It has also been alleged of incurring
exorbitant bills than the manual metering.
“At Rs 4 per unit, Arunachal is among the states that offers lowest tariff,” clarifies
EE Joram Lali.
However, there are also people who are opting out of the PPEM system and are going
back to the post paid system.
“For the convenience of the consumers, there is also option of going back to post
paid system if one is not happy with the PPEM system,” the EE said.
In the meantime, while the state power department is going ahead with the implementation
of ambitious PPEM system that boosts and makes the revenue collection system more
transparent with proper check for power thefts, it is also hoped from the department
that the loopholes that lies within are also taken care of.
Last Night A Star Dropped From The Sky
[ Tongam Rina ]
Last evening at around 8, a fellow journalist from Delhi asked whether the news about
President APJ Abdul Kalam’s passing was true. Must be another hoax, I responded reminded
of an earlier instance when the president himself had to clarify that he was well
But sadly, this time he did not come around to clarify.
Dubbed the people’s president, I rather liked this unassuming, humble giant of a
person. I will always remember how he completely de-mystified the hallowed image
of the President of India and unshackled the Presidency as well as the Rashtrapati
Bhavan from what have always been considered shackles of forced bureaucratic awe.
He was able to re-cast the very idea of the Rashtrapati and was for the first, and
to my mind, the only time when India’s people loved their head of State, not just
kneeled in reverence.
Driven by a highly refined scientific temper and providing an iconic leadership of
a fresh kind, he was a real hero for children, who loved meeting him and interacting
In many ways he was a closer uncle to them then even Chacha Nehru who was always
this hallowed, glorified uncle framed within the paperback covers of school textbooks,
read a text message from my buddy as we exchanged messages on a life well led.
Perhaps he was one person that united this great country because he gave us a reason
to dream and aspire. A boy not born in wealth rose on to become the President of
India by the dint of sheer hard work. The student who was not successful in becoming
a pilot ended up as the missile man of the country!
Many will forever cherish the man with the electrifying smile, whose unkempt hairstyle
became almost a metaphor for the way he led the nation- with an aura of zen-like
confident non-chalance, a quality that greatly endeared him to student and teacher
For a long time, we will remember him for the manner he bid goodbye to us- on stage,
addressing students and dying doing what he loved most- inspiring young people. What
a way to go, Mr President.
Rangiya–Murkongselek BG line to be commissioned in August
[ Prafulla Kaman ]
RUKSIN, Jul 28: The Broad Gauge (BG) conversion work of the Rangiya-Murkongselek
route of the NF Railway has been completed with installation of equipments in the
stations along the rail route and the railway authorities are all set to operate
passenger train service from August 1 next.
NF Railway sources said that the last phase of gauge conversion work along 155-km
railway stretch between North Lakhimpur to Murkongselek (Jonai) near here was completed.
The railway authority had earlier announced the commissioning of the newly converted
BG line by March 15 this year, but it was delayed for security related issues.
Later, Commissioner of Railway Safety, NE Circle (Kolkata), Sudarshan Nayak, along
with the top ranking railway officials conducted the high-speed trial run on the
newly converted Broad Gauge railway and gave green signal for early commissioning
of the BG line in May this year.
It may be recalled that Rangiya-Murkongselek railway route came up in 1962 during
Chinese Aggression for transportation of security forces to Arunachal Pradesh. The
BG railway line has been proposed to be extended to Pasighat in East Siang and further
to Roing, Parsuramkund, Rupai, Anjaw and other places along the Indo-China border.
On the other hand, NF Railway officials are confident for the completion of Bogibeel
Bridge over the Brahmaputra River by early 2017. The bridge, when completed, will
provide rail connectivity between Assam and Arunachal with the rest of the country.
Arunachalee chosen for UN Scholarship
ITANAGAR, Jul 28: Jawaharlal Nehru University, M.Phil Research scholar Tilu Linggi
from Arunachal was selected for the Indigenous Fellowship Programme by the Office
of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva, Switzerland from June
29 last - July 24 next.
Tilu, a native of Roing, was one among the 10 fellows from across the world to be
selected for the prestigious fellowship.
Later, he was chosen for a training programme to enhance the conflict prevention
and peacemaking capacities of indigenous peoples’ representatives organised by the
United Nations Institute for Training and Research in Geneva, Switzerland from 27-31
July. The training programme is organised to look at some of the problems which indigenous
groups face and consider what might be done to effectively respond to these problems.
It also seeks to help participants refine skills in conflict analysis, and negotiation,
and examine lessons learned from initiatives of indigenous peoples in several regions.
He also attended the Eight Session (20-24 July) of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights
of Indigenous Peoples, which is one of the highest platforms that addresses issues
on the rights of indigenous peoples on all issues including land, their traditional
Later, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Corpuz Tauli
addressed the indigenous fellows 2015 where she spoke on the problems indigenous
peoples face and how the scholars should help governments to comply with United Nation
Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2007.
In an email interview with this daily from Bogis Bossey, Switzerland Tilu where he
currently is undergoing the training said that the legal training in the UN would
help address the rights of indigenous peoples and pursue the matter at domestic and
international platform. The training helps to address all issues including social,
economic cultural and political rights both at domestic and international level,
he said while adding that the training is part of the process to disseminate knowledge
of legal rights and to make best use of it.
Tilu has done his BA from Madras Christian College, LLB from ILS Law College, Pune,
LLM from National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam. He has earlier worked
under National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi and is a recipient of R.P. Anand
International Law Scholarship 2014.
ITANAGAR, Jul 28: Bollywood may have finally found its calling in Arunachal. Viacom
18 Motion Pictures, the co-producer of Mary Kom movie will soon sign a MoU with the
government of Arunachal. It is reported that the Vice President of the Company is
reaching Arunachal Pradesh to formally sign the documents on August 4.
VB Productions, the company of the path breaking filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj has also
expressed its interest in signing an agreement with the state government. Bhardwaj
has already arrived in Ziro to scout for locations for his film Rangoon. Kangana
Ranaut will be starring as the female lead in Rangoon which also feature Shahid Kapoor
and Saif Ali Khan.
Though dubbed as one of the most beautiful states in the country, Arunachal Pradesh
have not been able to capitalise much on its potential, mainly due to bad road connectivity
and tourism policy that have never really taken off.
Koyla, the Shahrukh Khan starrer remains the only Bollywood movie that has been shot
in the state.
State level Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight
ZIRO, Jul 28: State level Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight (IDCF) was launched
on 27th July in Ziro, Lower Subansiri which was inaugurated by Indra Mallo (IAS)
Secretary, Health & Family Welfare and started with administration of ORS dose and
distribution of packet to school kids.
While addressing the gathering, Mallo stressed that, we need to put all our efforts
to release our dream of a healthy state and need to strengthen the health system
to reduce the Infant Mortality Rate in the state. She urged all concerned medical
staffs, Goan Buras, PRI & general public to give their support to achieve the target
of zero diarrhea.
Ziro-Hapoli MLA, Er. Tage Taki, appreciating the Health Department for its work to
prevent disease like diarrhea, which almost kills 1.4 lakh children all over the
country, emphasized on need to practice healthy habits to avert the disease. Meanwhile,
he pointed out that General Hospital, Ziro despite having specialist doctors but
due to lack of diagnostic machines, patients are being referred to other hospitals.
Responding to the MLAs disclosure, the Secretary, Health & Family Welfare assured
to look into the matter.
P.N.Thungon, Mission Director, (NHM) expressing his happiness on large turnout of
Gaon Buras and general public to witness the launch of the programme, urged each
ASHA to visit at least 20 to 25 households and distribute ORS and teach simple technique
to prepare the ORS and inculcate the habits of hand washing with soap.
Kanki Darang, Deputy Commissioner, Ziro Lower Subansiri requested to maintain cleanliness
of surroundings and health to prevent diseases.
During the inauguration day, Hari Farmer's Club performed a skit with the help of
ASHAs which depicted on diarrhea prevention.
During the fortnight, ASHAs will distribute ORS and Zinc tablet to each household
and teach them how to prepare ORS. The IDCF emphasised that diarrhea can be prevented
by simple safe drinking water, hand washing, sanitation, immunization and appropriate
NAMSAI: The Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight (IDCF) was formally launched
in Namsai District by Zilla Chairperson J K Muanglang at PHC Lathao in presence of
the Director (Family Welfare) Govt of Arunachal Pradesh, Dr Hage Tabyo along with
team members Dr T.Taloh OSD (IMR) and Dr. D. Padung (Nodal Officer) NHM.
Muanglang said the diarrhoeal diseases are very common in summer or monsoon season
particularly flood affected areas and asked the health department to take care and
prevent any untoward event.
Dr. Hage Tabyo requested all Medical Officers present in the meeting to be dedicated
in their services. He said IDCF is a mission mode and there should be zero death
under five years during the fortnight campaign.
Dr. D Padung also gave a brief presentation in reporting system and highlighted the
prevention of Diarrheal disease.
Dr. Nani Rika, DMO, said that the event was being organised with the ultimate aim
of zero child death due to childhood diarrhoea.
He emphasised on role of ANMs and ASHAs in prevention of the childhood Diarrhoea
through ORS, Infant and Young childhood feeding (IYCF) and demonstration of hand
wash to School children.
SEPPA: The Intensified Diarrhoea Control Programme (IDCF) will be observed in
East Kameng along with rest of the State till 8th August. The IDCF was
launched at District Hospital Seppa yesterday by M. Cheda, Zilla Chairperson.
Speaking on the occasion, Cheda called on all the health workers to be
sincere in their duties. She asked ASHAs and facilitators not to leave
any village uncovered during the programme and all children under 5years
must be checked to detect Diarrhoea cases. She further asked health staffs
to stay at their place of postings.
Earlier, Dr. Nyage Geyi, DMO stressed on proper survey of Diarrhoea and malnourished
cases among children under 5 years. He also briefed about the promotion of Infant
and Young Child Feeding Activities. (DIPROs)
NE Students complete Space Camp at NASA
ITANAGAR, Jul 28: Two students from Nagaland have successfully completed an International
Space Camp (ISC) at the US Space and Rocket Center (USSRC), Huntsville, USA.
Mezong Jamir, a class XI boy and Khriesetuonuo Solo, a class XII girl of the Livingstone
Higher Secondary School, Dimapur, spent a thrilling week (17-24 July, 2015) at Alabama,
one of NASA’s five Marshall Space Flight Centers, where they trained in all kinds
of routines just like an astronaut does.
The students were accompanied by their teacher-educator Andrew Ahoto Sema.
The course is self-funded, part of which is subsidised by the US Space Center to
encourage foreign students. Each year, hundreds of students and trainees from all
over the world join the international space camp for a week of fun-filled hands-on
drills and activities.
During the week-long programme trainees are exposed to challenging tasks that include
underwater Scuba-based microgravity, multi-axis simulation that test both of their
mental and physical ability.
Lalhnuna Hauhnar, who has been designated as the Space Camp Ambassador, has initiated
this programme in the Northeast to encourage high school aged students as well as
teachers to experience ‘a space-life environment’. The students also learn space
science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
“This is an experience of a life time, which does not come so easily even if you
have all the money,” says Hauhnar, who had also attended such camp. “The students
are chosen after a thorough interview and personality test.”
Arunachal mourns death of APJ Kalam
ITANAGAR, Jul 28: Along with the rest of the Nation, various organisations of the
state, including State BJP unit today deeply mourned the death of former President
APJ Abdul Kalam and offered prayers for him.
Abdul Kalam, the 'missile man' who came to be known as 'People's President' died
after he collapsed during a lecture at the IIM Shillong on Monday evening.
The rank and file of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Arunachal Pradesh state unit paid
floral tribute to APJ Abdul Kalam at party office here today. The members also observed
two minutes silence and prayed for the eternal peace of the great soul.
Expressing deep shock and sadness on the demise of Kalam, BJP state President Tai
Tagak said, former President Kalam was a great scientist, philosopher and dedicated
teacher until the very end of his life and he was admired by all especially by the
students. His demise is an irreparable loss to the country, Tagak said. Former MLA
and former State BJP President Tapen Siga spoke on the life history of former President
and stated how he has inspired millions of people and became “People’s President”.
Among others, B.R. Waghe, BJP state unit general secretary (incharge org.) and state
secretary Ojing Tasing also spoke on the occasion.
The BJP also decided to cancel all the public functions for three days beginning
from today as a mark of respect to the departed President.
Arunachal Pradesh Congress Seva Dal (APCSD) state unit also expressed deep shock
over the demise of former President A P J Abdul Kalam. In a condolence meeting held
at Indira Gandhi Bhawan, Naharlagun, the Seva Dal workers observed three minutes
silence and prayed for heavenly peace of former President’s soul. Recalling the visit
of Abdul Kalam in Arunachal Pradesh on March 26, 2007, APCSD Chief Organizer Kipa
Kaha said the former President had encouraged the people of Arunachal in particular
and North-East as a whole to take responsibility of nation building.
The Govt officers, officials and general public of Kurung Kumey district in a condolence
meeting held at Koloriang today observed two minutes silence and paid tribute to
the departed soul. All the Govt establishments remained closed as a mark of respect
to the great soul, DIPRO adds.
Govt officers, panchayat leaders and Nafra-Bomdila MLA Japu Deru of West Kameng
district also observed two minutes silence and paid homage to Abdul Kalam during
District Level Vigilance & Monitoring Committee (DLV& MC) and DRDA governing
body meeting held at Bomdila today.
The Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) led by its president Y D Thongchi today
deeply mourned the untimely demise of former President APJ Abdul Kalam and prayed
for the eternal peace of his departed soul.
Kalam, who served as the 11th President of India during 2002 to 2007, had proved
to be the people’s President, for which lakhs of people from all over the nation,
in first ever attempt, had urged the then government of India to give him a second
chance to serve as President, the APLS said in a condolence message.
Lower Subansiri district unit of BJP has also deeply mourned the death of former
President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. While recalling the contributions of Kalam
in nation building, all the BJP workers of the district including Ziro-Hapoli MLA
Tage Taki, Kuru Tai, Regional president, Subansiri Frontier region, Tilling Dolley,
president, Lower Subansiri district unit observed two minutes silence and prayed
for peace of the departed soul.
Minister gives priority on long-term schemes for inclusion in Vision Document
PANGIN, Jul 28: Education Minister Tapang Taloh has called upon the Govt officers
and panchayat leaders of Siang district to propose comprehensive long term schemes
for inclusion in the Vision Document-2030. Addressing the coordination meeting for
preparation of Vision Document 2030 of Siang District held in the office of the DC
Siang today, Taloh exhorted all to work together to make Siang a model district.
Informing that Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has extended his full support to develop
this infant district, the education minister said the visionary and comprehensive
budget which was approved in recently held Assembly session will benefit all sections
of the society especially the poor. The budget proposal will accelerate the pace
of development in the state, the minister said adding many roads will be converted
to state highways and various sectors like hydro power, electrical, agriculture,
horticulture, forest have also been prioritised. Therefore all the officers have
to propose schemes with responsibility, he added.
The natural resources should be exploited properly, the minister said adding the
government employees should work dedicatedly and work culture should be improved.
They should remain in their station and serve the people sincerely, he said. It is
high time that we retrospect and initiate corrective measures so that the state can
keep pace with the rest of the world, said Taloh.
Regarding education sector, the minister said no society can develop without proper
education. He informed that sufficient fund provision has been kept in the budget
for development of education sector. The minister strongly felt that some modifications
are needed in RTE for affective development of education sector in the state. Steps
are being initiated to make ITIs functional and opening of colleges, VKV, JNV, he
said and appealed all to cooperate and make land available for such institutions.
The minister further appealed to the civil society especially the women folks to
curve the menace of alcoholism and drug abuse which will destroy the young generation.
He informed that the Nabam Tuki government is dealing with the boundary disputes
in right direction.
Earlier Siang DC N. Lego emphasised on preparation of the vision document with missionary
zeal and cautioned that no indiscipline and negligence of duty will be tolerated.
DPO Siang explained the modalities of preparing the vision document and appealed
all to submit it on time. DIPRO
Meeting of govt department held, DC seeks action taken report
SEPPA, Jul 28: The coordination meeting of head of departments was presided over
by DC Sandeep Kumar Singh at Seppa yesterday.
He sought action taken on the report of last coordination meeting which included
staying of government employees at their posting place, restoration of damaged pipe
line at Seppa Township, physical survey of RCC bridge over Macha Nallah, buffers
stock at all outpost. He also asked them to give a brief presentation on all ongoing
projects and future plan of their departments. He called on the HoDs to create departmental
email ids and immediate installation of biometric attendance. He directed APO, APEDA
to prepare DPR of solar projects for the interior areas.
EE PWD, Seppa informed that the state government has allotted Rs.5 crore for mini
secretariat at Seppa. He also briefed about the road damages and restoration works
taken by the department.
EE Power (Elect) assured to take up the Bamboo clearance at Bana-Kopi line and also
posting of additional staffs. He sought for handing over of maintenance of Kopi to
Bana line under Seppa Division.
EE (WRD) informed that the hydrological data of all streams of East Kameng District
shall be completed by end of Aug 2015.
EAC A.Koyu called on the HoDs to clear the payment of Land Premium by March and also
to take up for LPC of all Govt Departments.
The DIO sensitised the HoDs to make use of electronic equipments in official works
and also delivered on e-office practices. He urged them to incorporate all details
in district website to provide maximum on line information to the people.
DDMO gave a presentation on disaster management and awareness activities carried
out at Seppa Town
Meanwhile, the meeting was also held for preparation for celebration of 69th Independence
Day and finalised the detail programmes to celebrate in a befitting manner at district
headquarter and other sub-divisional and Circle Hqs. (DIPRO)
Tourists discouraged by terrible
road condition of Ziro
[ Yachang Tacho ]
ZIRO, Jul 28: Tourists from outside Ziro Valley leave with memorable and pleasant
experience, but it would have been pretty pleasing more if there were good road infrastructure.
They take a nightmarish experience back home when it comes to road communication.
Terrible road condition might discourage them to visit the valley again.
Poorly maintained roads can be seen everywhere here. For instance, the road in between
Hapoli and Old Ziro near Saw Mill at Akho Ubyo which got sunk due to collapse of
a culvert remained unattended for several years posing great threat to the commuters.
Taking serious note of the problem, the Ziro unit of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)
led by local MLA Tage Taki today conducted a voluntary social service and repaired
the damaged portion of the road by digging up the ravages and putting pipes for free
passage of water.
“I have witnessed several vehicular accidents, particularly two wheelers where some
got injured. I appreciate Ziro unit of BJP workers for taking up such a yeomen service,”
said Christoper Michi Tajo, a reputed tour operator of the state.
Ngilyang Taling, former Apatani Youth Association’s Asst. Gen. Secy. who came across
the social service, appreciated the team for taking up the work for cause of the
When situation warrants, civil societies should came up voluntarily and solve such
minor problems locally instead of demanding for govt. fund. Other organisations should
follow suit them, said Michi Ribia a school teacher.
With the passing away of former president APJ Abdul Kalam country have lost a great
son. Popularly known as missile man Kalam died yesterday at Shillong. He collapsed
while addressing the students of IIM Shillong and was later declared death at a city
hospital. His funeral will be conducted tomorrow at his birth place Rameshawaram.
Despite being born in a poor family, Kalam rose to prominence by occupying the post
of the president of India.
He spent four decades as a scientist and science administrator, mainly at the Defence
Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation
(ISRO) and was intimately involved in India's civilian space program and military
missile development efforts. His crucial role in the Pokhran nuclear test is well
known to everyone. Even after demitting the office of the president, Kalam continued
his active interaction with the students. In May 2010, Kalam had attended the 2nd
Convocation of NERIST and inspired many Arunachalee students with his enigmatic lecture.
The greatest contribution of president Kalam to the nation apart from his scientific
work was his strong thrust on the need to educate every child. He believed that the
only way India can be developed is by giving proper education to its children who
are considered to be the future citizen. Kalam himself achieved success in life only
because of education and therefore firmly believed that poverty can be eradicated
only through education. As a mark of respect to late Kalam, we all should strive
hard to achieve his dream of educating every child. He has inspired generation of
Indians with his achievement and hopefully will continue to do so in future too.
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Prayers for Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
He was the people’s president. He could be understood even by a layman and loved
by children and people of all ages. He was the living legend and an icon for millions.
He lived a life of example and always been a mentor and a great teacher. He made
us feel safe and stronger in the field of defence by spearheading the Integrated
Missile Development Program (IMDP) and earned the title of missile man. He was visionary,
not only for our country, but for the entire human race.
The nation salutes you, the world bow in your respect. We lost an Indian, we lost
a great mind and we lost a great soul. Let us offer our deepest and most humble prayers
for one of the great soul that ever lived.
A man that inspired the nation
As one would read the dates on Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s tombstone-(15 October 1931
– 27 July 2015), one would recall the famous poem “The Dash” by Linda Ellis. In between
the dates of birth and death there is a dash. What really matters is how well we
live in that dash and Dr.Kalam is a perfect example of that, who lived a simple life
, contributed with his Actions and with Positive thoughts inspired the entire nation
with his pen & spread Joy through his igniting speeches among children/students.
I am sure the flowers at Mughal Gardens at Rashtrapati Bhavan would refuse to bloom
sensing their most lovable occupant who said “See the flower, how generously it distributes
perfume and honey. When its work is done, it falls away quietly. Try to be like the
flower, unassuming despite all its qualities.” is no more. All birds of Rameshwaram
would stop in their trajectory midair to pay their last respects to the man who was
inspired during his schooldays by high-flying birds and became India’s most distinguished
Not only the nation but even the missiles would definitely miss the missile man.
But let us not forget that his vision 2020 is just round the corner but we have a
long way to go.
Taking privilege through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the immediate
attention of the Health Department and state government on recent death of 7 years
old boy at Dollungmukh due to Japanese Encephalitis infection (JE).
Dollungmukh comprising of more than 5000 people and eleven villages is known as disturbed
area with boundary dispute between Assam and Arunachal. There is only one Primary
Health Centre (PHC) but no medical facilities and Ambulance. Doctors and other staffs
never come for duty. Student organizations have made a lot of complaint against the
absentee medical staff to the concern authority but nothing has been done about it.
Now, Dollungmukh needs immediate attention as there are no medical facilities, no
electricity supply or proper road connectivity. Many times, our people had begged
the state government for all round development but why is state government treating
Therefore I would like to urge the concern department to immediately send medical
team with equipments to save more lives in Dollungmukh.
Criminals and justice
Through you, I wish to pour out my grief over recent rape of a class VI student in
Increasing crime rates and criminal activities in the state are unstoppable because
of flexible law and order. It is said that the three accused were easily given bail
and now freely roaming in the area without any regret for the crime they committed.
How can a man freely roam after committing such a heinous act? What if they rape
another innocent girl? After all they know how easy it to get bail after committing
Such criminals shouldn’t have place in the society and the community. It is a shame
that there have been instances where some wealthy and renowned persons have helped
the criminals for political gain. It is a shameful act.
Being a common man of the state, I strongly condemned such heinous act and plead
justice for the handicapped minor girl.
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