ZIRO, Jul 29: Lower Subansiri district is reeling under acute shortage of LPG cylinders.
According to the reports available with District Food and Civil Supply Office, the
district has received only 2982 cylinders against the requirement of 22,000 cylinders
in the month of June from Kimin IOC bottling plant.
This has resulted in chaos in and around the LPG distributor and the office of the
Fearing that the uncontrollable customers could create law and order like situations,
the Deputy Commissioner, Lower Subansiri district has requested the Chief Area Manager
(LPG), IOC, Guwahati to arrange for more cylinders for the district from other bottling
plant like Sarpara or New Bongaigon to overcome the situation at the earliest. (DIPRO)
ASSATA demands for reservation ratio
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers’ Association (AASSATA)
in its representation to the Secretary Education appraised the authority to maintain
reservation ratio while regularizing Assistant Teachers under SSA. The association
reminded the secretary of a cabinet decision taken in 2009 in which it was decided
that reservation ratio would be maintained in conduction of promotional DPC in education
department. Further it added that compliance of earlier cabinet decision would boost
the morale of serving SSA teachers.
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: Theravada Buddhists would observe Khao-wa across the state on July
31 next with traditional enthusiasm and solemn devotion. Khao-wa, popularly known
as the Rainy Retreat (Varsha Vaas) marks the beginning of the three-month Buddhist
Khao-wa would be observed in all monasteries, respective offices of the religious
organizations and educational institutions through various programmes and chanting
of the sacred verses from the Tripitaka.
Khao-wa is a time for serious contemplation and meditation for both monks and laymen
alike. The elderly and devoted laymen on this auspicious day would choose to remain
at the temple to take a vow with the monks to keep either five or eight precepts
throughout the entire day. After taking the vow, they would split their time between
praying, listening to the monks’ preaching and meditation.
This practice, like many others, has been preserved to the present day, and the period
is considered by all Theravada Buddhists as exceptionally sacred to perform merits.
Sickle Cell Trait, disease screening begins
Daporijo, Jul 29: A programme for screening of Sickle Cell Trait and Sickle Cell
disease among all school students of Upper Subansiri district, being organised by
the District Health Society was inaugurated by the Deputy Commissioner Komkar Dulom
on July 25.
Addressing the students and teachers present, the DC advised the students to actively
get tested and urged the education department to co-operate with and supervise the
technical staff of health department during screening test of students in their respective
schools. He also emphasised on cleanliness and hygiene and told the students to actively
participate in the Swach Bharat Abhiyan by keeping their surroundings clean.
DMO Dr.R.Tatan and DVBDCPO Dr.B.Nirin informed all present about the importance of
the screening programme and Sickle Cell Trait and Sickle Cell disease.
The Screening programme and testing of the students has started in various schools
of the district and will cover all the schools in the Upper Subansiri district. DIPRO
Awareness campaign on sanitation
HAWAI, Jul 29: A 3day awareness campaign on issues like conservation and management
of forest flora & fauna and village sanitation was jointly conducted by the district
disaster management (DDM) and Hawai Area Welfare Society (HAWS), a local NGO on Friday.
A team of resource persons divided into two groups covered a total of 45 recognized
villages and other 7 newly established villages within Hawai circle. During the campaign,
the resource persons informed the villagers about the important safety tips and devices
which can help protect them during natural disasters like earthquake, landslide and
fire accidents. The villagers were also made aware about the importance of flora
and fauna and health sanitation awareness.
Fingerlings distributed to farmers
YINGKIONG, Jul 29: In all, 60 farmers of various blocks of Upper Siang district
were provided 1 lakh fingerlings by the department of fisheries during a free fish
seed distribution programme at the premise of DFDO office here today.
Addressing the farmers on the occasion, DFDO Kenbom Chisi informed that distribution
of fish seeds to progressive fish farmers is an initiative of the government to boost
fish production in the district and further urged all beneficiaries to ensure proper
implementation of the scheme
ZPM Badeng Teng, who was also present on the occasion as chief guest emphasized the
importance of fish farming which can play a vital role in providing gainful employment
to the educated unemployed youths and exhorted them to take up commercial fish farming
for more profit. ADO Mennya Ete also spoke. (DIPRO)
DC’s intervention sought to stop allotments
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: Alleging that notified government land were allotted to private
individuals at Dari village in West Siang district without the consent of the residents
of the said village, the Darii Dolu Welfare Society (DDWS) has in a letter to the
West Siang DC today sought his intervention to stop such allotments soon.
The people of Dari village have donated the land to the government but under the
recent notification, private individuals have also been allotted land without consulting
the land donors, the Society claimed and urged the DC to initiate necessary action
Health convergence meeting held
BOMDILA, Jul 29: The fourth Block level Convergence meeting of the Health and Family
Welfare department of the district involving the line departments on issues such
as Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakaram (RBSK), Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY), Janani
Sishu Suraksha Karyakaram (JSSK), activities of ASHAs and on the Weekly Iron Folic
Supplement (WIFS) was held at PHC Singchung in the district.
Impressing upon the stakeholders the need for convergence at the Village Health &
Nutrition Committee level to actually deliver the services, the departmental officers
addressed the various issues raised during the interactive session.
Among others, DMO Dr.TC Khrime, DRCHO Dr. DK Lama, Deputy Director (ICDS) L Moyee,
ADC i/c Singchung, DDSE i/c, ZPM Singchung, Medical officers from Singchung, Rupa
and Bhalukpong health centers, ASHAs & Anganwadi Workers, teachers, GBs and PRI members
attended the meeting. DIPRO
DASU demands action
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: The Dibang Adi Students Union (DASU), Lower Dibang Valley has
lodged a complaint against 752 BRTF Roing commandant at Roing Police Station alleging
violation of norms prescribed by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways while
constructing road between Meka Tinali and Roing Bazaar area.
The union in its complaint alleged that in construction of embankment, river bed
material (RBM) of random size has been utilized instead of classified earth materials
as specified by the MoRTH. Use of river bed material will lead to easy erosion,
the Union said.
The union further said smooth flow of traffic has to be maintained during construction
of the road as per the standing instruction. However, the BRO under the command of
G P Singh, Commandant, has utterly failed to maintain pollution free traffic. The
dusty road is causing health hazard and inconvenience to commuters as well as the
vehicular traffic, the Union added.
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: All Arunachal Pradesh Motor Transport Workers Union (AAPMTWU) has
requested the Itanagar Municipal Council (IMC) and Urban Development department
for timely disposal of garbage within the Capital Capital complex area.
Expressing displeasure over accumulation of garbage in some area of twin capital
city, the Union said that despite assurance of the IMC for collection and disposal
of garbage regularly, lot of waste materials and garbage are seen in road sides
especially in Supper Market, opposite to Police Station Naharlagun and sector area.
Solung Football starts
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: Third edition of Solung Football Tournament kicked off today here
at DNG College Ground this afternoon. It is being organised by the Solung Festival
Celebration Committee Itanagar-2015.
The first match of the tournament was played between the Solung United Football Club
(SUFC) and Pameng Patang Football Club (PPFC) where SUFC scored 9-1. General Modi
of SUFC scored the first goal of the tournament. Following him Abu Tayeng scored
3 goals while Kampo Libang and Taja Bonung scored 2 goals each and Tanil Talom scored
a goal against PPFC.
PPFC lone goal was scored by Katan Tamuk.
Earlier, attending the inaugural function, Commissioner Land Management and Trade
and Commerce, Belatee Pertin advocated the players to maintain discipline adding
that players should abide by the rule and regulations.
The SFCC-2015, President Rajiv Takuk informed that 14 teams have joined the tournament
this year and the final match would be played on August 15 next.
The tournament started with a friendly match between Yoksa and Tamte teams, played
by the elderly people of Adi community where both the team scored a goal each to
encourage and motivate the players.
Police arrest three in Daporijo rape case
APSCW concerned at lack of safety
[ Karda Natam ]
Daporijo, Jul 29: Upper Subansiri police have arrested three people yesterday night
in connection with the 26th July Daporijo rape case. One was nabbed from Daporijo
while the two alleged culprits were picked up from Taliha.
SP Taru Gusar said that after the case was registered, a manhunt was launched that
led the police to the alleged culprits.
With input from reliable sources, Special Branch Police Team interrogated a person
at Lida Bailey bridge yesterday night which ultimately led them to the alleged culprits
Immediately police team led by Gusar reached Taliha Town, 47km away from Daporijo
at around 8.45 pm where two of the accused were apprehended along with a car. Later
police brought them to Daporijo police station and sent them to district hospital
for medical examination.
Further interrogation of the two arrested led to the nabbing of one more person from
his house at Polo colony.
Meanwhile, the Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) has strongly
condemned the recent rape of a teenager at Daporijo.
It is shocking to know that within a period of one month two rape incidents has been
reported from the same place, the Commission said while expressing concerns for the
safety of women and the rising crime rate in society. Such incident if not handled
in time would give rise to more crime, it added.
The APSCW has been requesting the State Govt. for the establishment of fast track
court with sufficient manpower to handle rape cases so as to expedite the process
and discourage crimes against women.
The APSCW further requested the State Govt. to establish observation homes for juveniles
in every district and also requested the concerned authority to expedite the investigation
into the rape case.
Centre orders CAG enquiry into alleged misuse of disaster relief fund
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: The Union Home Ministry has directed the Comptroller and Auditor
General to conduct immediate enquiry into the alleged corruption and siphoning of
fund provided by the Centre for relief and rehabilitation under National Disaster
Response Fund and State Disaster Response Fund to the state.
Making available the letter of the Union Home Ministry addressed to the Accountant
General, Arunachal Pradesh for conducting an enquiry, Opposition BJP leader Tamiyo
Taga in a press meet at APC here today said that the state government during the
financial years from 2011 to 2015 has received an amount of Rs. 569.84 Cr from the
Govt of India under NDRF & SDRF which includes the state matching share. But as per
the RTI document, an amount of Rs 238.43 crore only has been utilized, Taga said
and alleged that substantial amount of Rs. 331.41 crore has been kept undisclosed
by the government.
Casting aspersion on utilization of disaster management fund, Taga said even Lohit,
which has been declared flood prone district has not received enough fund during
the last four years and most of the disaster relief fund has been shown utilized
in state Capital area.
The BJP leader further said that his party had raised the issue during Fourth Session
of the Sixth Legislative Assembly in March last, but the response of the state Govt
was very casual. “Again in recently held budget session of Assembly, I had raised
the issue during budget discussion demanding CBI enquiry but the CM avoided from
giving a response”, Taga said. It is worth mentioning here that the Opposition
leader Taga had called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on June 30 last and
reiterated its demand for institution of a high-level impartial enquiry through agencies
like CBI or CVC to unearth the alleged financial scandal involving Relief and Rehabilitation
and Disaster Management Schemes.
Arunachal seek central help to improve health sector
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: The state government has sought early start of proposed Arunachal
Medical College as well as enhancement of MBBS and BDS seats under Central pool and
one-time central assistance for development of five upgraded General Hospitals in
The demands were forwarded today to the centre when Minister Health Rajesh Tacho
called on Union Minister for Health J.P Nadda.
Tacho also informed the Union Minister about the recent Dengue and Japanese Encephalities
(JE) outbreaks in the state and sought support to curtail the epidemics.
Union Minister assured full support to all the issues brought to his notice and expressed
desire to visit the state in the later part of August.
In a separate meeting with Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH,
Shripad Yesso Naik, Tacho submitted a memorandum seeking a fifty bedded Ayurveda
College in the state with an in-take capacity of fifty students annually. He also
sought support in establishing a separate directorate for AYUSH in order to streamline
AYUSH system in the state. The minister also requested the Ministry to enhance the
resource pool allocation under National AYUSH Mission to the state.
Later, Tacho also met the Secretary (AYUSH), Joint Secretaries of various divisions
of Ministry of Health in the Nirman Bhavan. He was accompanied by team of officials
comprising of his OSD Dr. Dubom Bagra, Nodal Officer (NUHM) Dr. Raja Dodum and Health
Research Scientist, Dr. Nabam Peter.
Leadership training for students
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: A two days leadership training for the ‘student leaders’ of the
private schools of capital complex begun today at Don Bosco Youth Centre, Vivek Vihar.
The programe is being organized by All Arunachal Private School Association (AAPSA).
Altogether 77 student leaders ranging from class 9 to 12 are attending the programme.
The theme of the event is “learning to live and work together.”
As part of the event, the students are trained to strengthen the leadership qualities
through interactive sessions such as developing self image, leader qualities, friendship
and how to choose the right career. Further students are guided to wean away negativities
of life and acquire the positive leadership skills.
The three prominent resource persons namely Fr Athew Mathew, director, MCYO Imphal,
KS Charles Asst. Director MCYO cum joint state organizing commissioner, Bharat Scouts
and Guides- Manipur and N Robert, social worker are guiding the students by having
interactive session with them. The leadership training programme is an annual affair
as it is organized every year by AAPSA. The two days event will end day after tomorrow
Bogibeel bridge on track
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: The N.F.Railway’s first train of 10 girders commenced its journey
from the South Bank of Bogibeel Bridge towards the North bank across the river Brahmaputra.
This is the first train of girders being pulled across the river. There will be similarly
three more girder trains consisting of 10, 10 and 9 girders respectively. Each girder
is all welded steel construction of length 125m.
The work of fabrication, assembly and erection of the 2nd train of 10 girders has
already started. The project is progressing as per schedule with 2100 workers,
welders and engineers of HCC-DHD-VNR consortium and launching of all 39 spans is
likely to be completed by March 2017.
The Bogibeel Bridge near Dibrugarh with a total length of 4940 m is the longest rail
cum road in India. The project with a total cost of around Rs 5000 crores incorporates
apart from the main bridge, guide bunds on the north and south banks, dykes , road
network of 30 Km, rail network of 74 kms and 6 new stations including New Dibrugarh.
The project is targeted for commissioning by June 2017.
PMC carries out cleanliness drive
PASIGHAT, July 29: Pasighat Municipal Council (PMC) today carried out massive cleanliness
cum awareness campaign in Lower and Upper Banskota and Dengue prone Saw Mill areas
thats fall under Ward No: 8, 10 and 12 as a part of its Swachh Bharat Mission.
Chief Councilor Denong Tamuk, ADC cum MEO Deepak Shinde and Dy. Chief Councilor Kaling
Darang and District Vector Borne Disease Control Program Officer Dr. Tarik Talom
personally visited the municipal wards and destroyed the sources of mosquito breeding
Ward -8 is represented by the Chief Councilor Tamuk while Ponung Lego and Kangge
Moyong are the councilors of Ward Nos -10 and 12 respectively.
29 municipal sanitary staffs were pressed into the service and Councilor Moyong spared
two Dumpers, two JCVs and one Gypsy to clear water logging and filling up low laying
areas with soil and sands.
Later, the MEO along with CC and Dy. CC destroyed many roadside automobile tyres
which provides conducive environment for prolific breeding of mosquitoes. With a
mission to reduce source reduction they also spread used/burnt mobil lubricant in
many location where cleaning or filling process are not possible. The MEO informed
that such cleanliness cum awareness drives will be continued. (DIPRO)
Dengue prevention is our responsibility
By Dr.Jego Ori
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: Dengue is a major public health problem throughout the tropical
and subtropical regions of the world. Almost half of the world’s population lives
in countries where Dengue is endemic. It emerged globally as a critical threat to
health of the population. WHO estimates that 50-100 million Dengue infections occur
every year with 22,000 deaths. Today Dengue ranks as the most dreaded mosquito-borne
viral diseases in the world and there is a 30 folds increase in global incidence
over the last 5 decades.
Dengue case was first reported in India during 1956 from Vellore district of Tamil
Nadu. Since then dengue had spread in all states and UTs of India except in Lakshadweep.
India contributes 20% of dengue cases of the world. The pattern of its rapid spread
in India is alarming for both human health and economy of the country. About 264
disability adjusted life years per million population per year are lost.
Every year, during the period July-November, an upsurge in case of dengue has been
observed. The disease has a seasonal pattern, the cases peak after the monsoons and
not uniformly distributed throughout the year. The disease was observed to be most
prevalent in urban areas however; the trend is now changing due to socio-economic
and man-made ecological changes resulting in invasion of diseases into rural areas.
Construction activities, lifestyle changes, deficient water management, improper
water storage, stagnation of rain water in containers lying outside, over head tanks,
coolers, unused tires, coconut shells, disposal cups, unused grinding stones, houses,
tree holes, bamboo stump leads to proliferation of vector breeding sites in urban,
semi urban and rural areas.
The transmission of dengue remains low during low temperature in winter but during
monsoons the environment becomes suitable for vectors. The temperature of 25 degree
Celsius +-5 degree Celsius with relative humidity around 80% and innumerable small
water collections results in high vector density. There are four types of Dengue
viruses designated as DENV1, DENV-2, DENV-3 ,DENV 4. Infections of anyone can cause
dengue. Dengue viruses are transmitted from an infected person to others by the bite
of the female Aedes mosquito. This mosquitoes deposit eggs on damp surface just above
the water line and adults emerges in 7 days. The temperature and rainfall have major
impact on its life cycle. During rainy seasons the survival is longer and risk of
transmission is greater. In absence of vaccine and specific drug for Dengue, mosquito
control is very significant in preventing disease transmission.
People of all age group of both genders are at risk. Travel to dengue endemic area
is also one of the risk factors. However, if the patient develops fever more than
two weeks after travel, it is unlikely to be dengue infection. Migration of infected
person during infective stage to non endemic area may introduce dengue into that
area. When mosquitoes takes blood meal from dengue infected person it takes 8-10
days to be infective and infected mosquitoes further bites and injects saliva into
normal person. The person bitten develops dengue after 4-7 days. Though transmission
of dengue virus primarily occurs through bite of mosquitoes; there are reports of
dengue transmission through blood transfusion and organ transplantation. There are
also reports of congenital dengue infections occurring in neonates born to mothers
infected very late in pregnancy. The clinical course of dengue illness passes through
three phases namely; febrile phase, critical phase and recovery phase.
In febrile phase, the fever suddenly rise which lasts for 2-7days and commonly associated
with headache, flushing and rash. There may be pain around eye, muscle and joint.
Rash appears after 3rd or 4th day of fever and commonly seen in face, neck and other
part of body which generally fades away in the later part of febrile phase. Localise
haemorrhagic spot may also be seen on hands.
Critical phase of dengue occurs after 3-4 days of the onset of fever, during this
phase patient may develop low pressure, bleeding, accumulation of fluid in abdomen
and lung. There is high chance of patients dying during this period. This phase lasts
for 36-48 hours. The recovery phase started usually after 6-7days of fever and lasts
for 2-3 days. Longer recovery period is seen in some cases where severe shock and
organ failure exist.
The warning signs of dengue are fever with recurrent vomiting, minor bleedings from
nose and other sites, abdominal pain or discomfort, palpitation, breathlessness,
decrease urinary output, low blood pressure, cold extremities, rapid pulse, rapid
fall of platelet count. The high risk group who need closely monitoring during dengue
for development of severity are pregnancy, infant, elderly, obesity, peptic ulcer
diseases, HIV infected or immune-compromised patient, thalassemia, heart diseases,
hypertension and diabetic patient.
In endemic areas early symptoms of dengue mimics many other diseases like malaria,
viral infection, urinary tract infections, typhoid etc. The laboratory test is ELISA
based Dengue NS1 antigen test recommended in 1st day onwards of onset of fever and
IgM captured –MAC ELISA Test recommended after 5th day of onset of fever.
The management of dengue fever depends on severity and basically symptomatic and
supportive. Bed rest is advisable during acute phase, cold sponging is use to keep
temperature below 38.5 degree Celsius. Aspirin, Ibuprofen and other NSAIDS group
should be avoided as it may cause more vomiting, gastritis, platelet dysfunction
and severe bleeding. Paracitamol is preferable to control the fever. Oral and IV
fluids should be given to patients with excessive sweating and vomiting. The platelet
count of less than 10000/cu.mm and presence of bleeding irrespective of low platelet
counts needs platelet transfusion. Those who have warning signs and symptoms should
be admitted in the hospital to closely monitor the progress of diseases. The admitted
patient who has recovered from acute illness must have following criteria to get
discharge from the hospital such as, absence of fever for 24 hours with normal BP,
normal urine output and no respiratory distress with platelet count of more than
So far there is no licensed vaccine available against dengue virus however, some
trials are ongoing successfully which may be promising in preventing dengue in near
future. Till then each one us has responsibility to prevent its transmission by keeping
our environment and surrounding clean and free from Aedes mosquitoes by stopping
rampant and haphazard’s construction activities. (The writer is a ENT specialist
at ASH, Naharlagun)
Tribute to former President Kalam
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: The Alumni Association of Rajiv Gandhi University (AARGU) in collaboration
with Rajiv Gandhi University Employees’ Association (RGUEA) organized a candle light
vigil in honour of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam at Rono Hills yesterday evening.
A host of dignitaries including, Vice-Chancellor of RGU Prof. Tamo Mibang, Dean of
Languages Prof. A.R. Parhi and senior faculty member Prof. A.K. Das paid rich tribute
to former President Abdul Kalam.
Earlier, AARGU members and Botany Assistant Professor Dr. Hui Tag, presented the
life and achievements of Dr. Kalam, which was followed by reviewing of Dr. Kalam’s
autobiography "Wings of Fire" and reading out of famous excerpts from it by the AARGU
Joint Secretary and Political Science Assistant Professor David Gao.
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Registrar (Academic) and Treasurer of AARGU Dr.
David Pertin said, Kalam who was known as “Missile Man” and the “People’s President”
will remain an inspiration for all.
Motivational speeches and videos of Dr. Kalam were also shown to the mourners.
Recalling the contributions of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, Chief Information Commissioner
Y D Thongchi said, Kalam was a great statesman and ideologist, who wanted to inculcate
scientific temper among the young generation so that they can make India a front
runner in the world by 2020.
All the officers and staff of the Arunachal Pradesh Information Commission in
its office premises observed two minutes silence and prayed for the peace of the
departed soul of Kalam.
The National Student of India (NSUI) Arunachal Pradesh state unit has organised a
candle light tribute in memory of former President APJ Abdul Kalam and the martyrs
of Punjab terrorist attack here at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan today.
Led by NSUI state unit president Tanu Nima, all the members including APCC President
Padi Richo, NSUI, Congress frontal wings, Seva Dal, Youth Congress, Mahila Congress,
Congress office bearers observed two minutes silence and prayed for his eternal
peace of departed soul.
Death of Kalam is an irreparable loss to the country, the NSUI said, adding the Union
will always remember his contribution towards the welfare and development of the
people of country.
The Indigenous Faith & Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP) in a condolence
meeting held its office premises here today expressed deep shock over the demise
of former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam at Shillong on July 27 and paid last homage
to the departed soul of Kalam.
In its condolence message, IFCSAP, while describing Kalam as an eminent scientist
of international repute, said the former president had immense faith in students
and youth power to build a strong nation.
While mourning the death of Abdul Kalam, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC)
president Padi Richo said, Kalam was immensely popular for his humility and simple
nature. He constantly inspired the youth of the country through his valuable motivational
Remembering contribution of Kalam as scientist, President of India and author and
teacher, the APCC said the death of Kalam is an irreparable loss to the nation.
Lohit launches Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight
Tezu, Jul 29: Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight campaign, an intensification
of efforts towards zero deaths due to childhood diarrhea and reduction in malnutrition
was launched on July 28th last in Lohit district by its Deputy Commissioner Nyabin
Deputy Commissioner Nyabin Ete said that the success of IDCF totally depended on
the persistent hard work of health official and staff of the District.
The DC, therefore asked every official and staff to work dedicatedly so that the
initiative of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India through
National Health Mission become a cent per cent success in a small district like Lohit.
Meanwhile, the DC asked the ASHA and Anganwadi workers to create awareness on hygiene
and cleanliness which is panacea of all ailments. Proper hygiene and clean environment
can prevent many diseases, he concluded.
While stressing the importance of IDCF, Dr. Hage Tabyo Director Family Welfare Itanagar
appealed the ASHA, Anganwadi Workers and the team of district health officials to
work like real activists to bring the infant mortality rate to naught level.
Highlighting 11% infant mortality rate between 0 – 5 years in India, Dr Tabyo made
an earnest request to the entire team to further control it.
Earlier DMO K Basar urged the ASHAs and Anganwadi Workerss to control the diseases.
He said, ASHA plays a vital role in accessing health services in remote tribal areas
where there are no health centres and similarly ICDS department’s Anganwadi workers
which basically works for the better promotion of health and hygiene of children
needs coordinate with ASHA to make the IDCF programme successful”.
In her short speech, Sujan K Chai, CDPO assured to assist the campaign with all the
available resources of ICDS Department.
Later Dr. T Taloh, OSD to IMR briefed the House about the dubious distinction and
inadequate coverage of NRHM programme in Lohit and asked the District Hospital/MO/ASHA/ANM/
to make the IDCF grand success to eradicate diarrhea and malnutrition.
He imparted practical training to the ASHAs on how ORS packets and Zinc Sulphate
tablets will be distributed to every household with infant below 5 years of age.
Kalam’s mortal remains reach home town, last rite on Thursday
Rameswaram (TN), Jul 29: Hundreds of mourners fought back tears as they stood in
serpentine queues for the final glimpse of this island's most famous son--former
President A P J Abdul Kalam--as he lay in state, back in his home town one last time.
There was spontaneous outpouring of grief in the temple town as the mortal remains
of the hugely popular former President arrived here from New Delhi.
Grieving locals lined either side of the 10-km road from Mandapam to Rameshwaram
as the mortal remains of the 'People's President' were brought to a place near the
New Bus Stand here for people to pay their homage.
The young and the old shut their eyes and folded their hands in reverence as the
gun carriage carrying the 'Missile Man' of India passed them by. Crowds gathered
on the road in many places, as the vehicle inched its way to Rameswaram, pleading
with the driver to go slow so they could have a clearer view.
The last rites after 'Namaz-e-Janaza' of the 83-year-old former Head of State, who
passed away suddenly in Shillong on Monday, will be performed here around 11 am Thursday
and would be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a host of political leaders,
including some Chief Ministers.
Govt clears GST bill amendments, states to be compensated
NEW DELHI, Jul 29: The Cabinet today approved amendments to the GST bill to compensate
states for revenue loss for five years on introduction of the uniform nationwide
indirect tax regime, as has been suggested by Rajya Sabha Select Committee.
The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, this evening agreed to
the recommendation made by the Select Committee on compensation to states to win
over support of regional parties like TMC of West Bengal and Odisha’s BJD in getting
the landmark Constitution Amendment approved by the Upper House where the ruling
NDA does not have a majority.
The Cabinet decided that the modalities for levy of 1 per cent tax over and above
the GST rate by states as well as the ‘band’ rate would be finalised while framing
the rules, sources said.
The Rajya Sabha Select panel, headed by BJP’s Bhupender Yadav, in its report last
week suggested GST rate to be no more than 20 per cent and levy of 1 per cent additional
tax by states only on actual sales and not on inter-company stock or inventory transfer.
The Constitution Amendment Bill for a Goods and Service Tax (GST), to replace all
indirect taxes like excise and sales tax on all products, except alcohol, has already
been passed by the Lok Sabha and is pending passage in the Upper House. The amendment
approved by the Cabinet on compensation seeks to give an assurance to states for
making up for revenue loss they may suffer in first five years of introduction of
Government plans to roll out GST from April 1, 2016, a very tight schedule considering
the fact that the Bill has to be approved by Rajya Sabha and half of the 30 states.
The final GST rates would be decided by the GST Council, chaired by Finance Minister,
with Centre having one-third votes and states together having two-third votes.
The Committee had suggested that the provision in the bill, which provided the Centre
“may” compensate states for a period up to five years for any revenue loss, be substituted
by a commitment for this compensation for five years.
As per the current mechanism, the Centre will give 100 per cent compensation for
first three years of implementation of GST and 75 per cent and 50 per cent in the
fourth and the fifth year.
Being touted as the biggest reform in indirect taxation since Independence, the GST
will ensure a single tax structure for goods and service throughout the country and
make India a common market. PTI
The recent resolution adopted by Nagaland Legislative Assembly reiterating its earlier
demand of integrating all the neighbouring Naga inhabited areas has potential to
create unrest in the North East region. The so called greater Nagalim encompassing
the Naga inhabited region include portion of Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.
The government as well as people of the three states bitterly opposes such demand.
In the past violence rocked Manipur when NSCN (IM) leader T Muivah who hails from
Ukhrul district tried to enter the state. People of Manipur opposed his visit as
Naga rebel group claims portion of Manipur which include Ukhrul district as part
of greater Nagalim. In Arunachal too civil society bodies like All Arunachal Pradesh
Students Union (AAPSU) has strongly opposed the claim of greater Nagalim. Naga group
lays claim on Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts which shares inter-state boundary
with Nagaland. At a time when breakdown of ceasefire between NSCN (K) and central
government is leading to the escalation of violence in NE region, this latest resolution
adopted by Naga politicians will further vitiate the atmosphere. As long as Naga
group continues with their greater Nagalim demand, the resolution to Naga issue will
never arrive. The solution cannot be arrived by harming the interest of neighbouring
states. Its time Naga group's exhibit flexibility in order to find long lasting solution
to the vexed issu
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Questionable recruitment process
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to express my displeasure against the recruitment
process to select Assistant Inspector in the Department of Tax and Excise. The heart
broke when we saw the notice of the written exam. The written exam should have followed
the physical efficiency test as few months earlier recruited constables had to undergo
the physical efficiency test at P.T.C, Banderdewa before the written exam in the
same department. Doesn’t the department/authority want to recruit smart, active and
physically fit personnel for such uniformed field job?
The written exam was held on 26/07/2015 and there were wrong questions in mathematics
section (Q.no.3 printing mistake & Q.no.10 incomplete question/inadequate data).
The mistakes are made no doubt but the department didn’t make corrections till final
bell rang. This is case of lackadaisical act. The general English section consisted
of 70% composition.
Now on what basis markings will be done for merit list for viva voice? Why our recruitment
standard is not uplifted in order to get the most competitive candidates?
My request to the concern authority/department is to look into the matter seriously.
Conduct interview on time
This is to draw the attention of concerned officials of Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank
for earliest conduction of interview and to alert the aspirants in Common written
Examination (CWE) for RRB conducted by IBPS. I have qualified for officer scale-
I in above mentioned examination in 15/11/2014 and since then every another day am
expecting recruitment advertisement by APRB, but to my utter dismay till date no
such advertisement has been published by afore mentioned bank, adding salt to my
On the other hand, most of the participating regional rural banks of other states
have already recruited officials by now.
To my disappointment even though I have good score but still I can’t apply for in
other rural banks since they demand regional language or mother tongue of particular
state in which rural bank comes under and its mandatory as part of language subject
till matriculation. Since I am local inhabitant of this state, my only ultimate hope
is in APRB. Since score card is valid for only one year so my candidature is valid
till 14/11/2015 only.
Now I would like to warn and alert all the aspirants that I too have done rigorous
preparation and extreme hard work for cracking IBPS CWE RRB, but now I feel like
it was useless to do so and complete waste of time, energy, resource and money. Also
I will not fail to request concerned authority of APRB to conduct recruitment process
at earliest before the expiry of score card validity and reward for my hard work.
Whether I get recruited or not doesn’t matter but at least conduct interview on
Ultimate tribute to APJ
This is in response to the editorial “Great loss”(July 29).
Once A.P.J.Abdul Kalam had refused to sit on his chair during a function just because
it was larger in size than the rest! What a majestic display of equality and egalitarianism!
After reaching Shillong after completion of the road journey from Guwahati to deliver
a lecture at the IIM, Kalam cared to offer thanks to the Meghalaya police constable
S.A.Lapang for the latter’s dutiful vigil in the pilot vehicle.
This gracious act not only exemplifies the polite and humble nature of Kalam, but
also displays his mindset that humanity should reign supreme. Yes, if any individual,
society or State desires to get dubbed as truly progressive, developed and modern;
then guaranteeing welfare, equality and dignity of all human beings should be their
or its prime concern.
The narrow minded chauvinist lot who invest all their time, energy and resource to
promote/impose rabid Hindutva, Hindi, Sanskrit, Gita, Yoga, cow “mother” upon this
secular multi-lingual multi-religious society and concentrate in religious “reconversion”
and beef prohibition should enlighten their dark philistine minds and seriously engage
themselves in the mission of uplifting the downtrodden perennially plagued by the
devil named hunger, malnutrition, illiteracy, child labour and devoid of all norms
of accommodation, clothing and medical service.
Let the astronomical funds squandered on building mere gigantic statues so as to
play to the gallery be directed towards welfare of the non-privileged mass of this
hapless country — an absolute laggard in all international Indexes of Human Development.
Not garlands, memorials or anniversaries — but one and only acts of compassion towards
fellow human beings will be the ultimate tribute to the great soul named A.P.J. Abdul
Also by drawing inspiration from his declaration “When I die, work an extra day”;
this holiday-land named India should reduce the innumerable holidays in offices,
schools, colleges and courts so that the indolent Indians be encouraged or forced
to work and study for real growth of the nation and service to the society.
Dirt free roads
I am writing this to bring awareness about the bad road conditions in Capital Complex.
Many blame the engineers for not making a quality road but does anyone know why the
NH-52 is in such a condition?
From time immemorial, illegal road cutting has been carried out due to which all
the sand silts gets deposited in drainage and roads crossing the permissible limits.
Many gets arrested and but are bailed out in few hours.
I would like to urge every dwellers of twin city to report such illegal activity
to the nearest police station at the earliest so we could all walk and drive our
cars on a free dirt road.
Longpo Cheda, NERIST
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