Everester Mra creates another record, climbs Mount Kosciuszko with
Anshu ready for trip back home
ITANAGAR, May 31: First Arunachalee Everester Tapi Mra created yet another record
in mountaineering by climbing Mount Kosciuszko in Australia along with fellow climber
Lobsang Phuntsok of Tawang today at 14.30 hrs (LST).
While informing this, Dr. Avinash Kumar Mishra, Principal Resident Commissioner,
Govt of Arunachal Pradesh, New Delhi, in a communique said that Tapi’s expedition
to Mount Kosciuszko, which is 7316 feet above the sea level, was a part of his “Seven
Beside Mount Everest, Tapi has conquered Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa and now the highest
peak in Australia. He also attempted Mt. Aconcagua, the highest peak in North America,
but the expedition had to be abandoned due to unfavorable weather condition.
On the other hand, Phuntsok of Tawang, a promising climber and Delhi based tour operator,
made Arunachal proud by his rare achievement.
“We conquered it. We are standing at the top of Australia. No words to express our
happiness,” they expressed their jubilations to one of their friends at Itanagar
over telephone after they scaled the mountain.
“We are extremely happy to represent India here and proud to be Arunachalee.”
Meanwhile, Tapi and Phuntsok dedicated their feat to people of Arunachal Pradesh.
“We dedicated our feat to the people of Arunachal Pradesh,” they were quoted as saying.
He also credited all his accomplishments so far to the people of Arunachal Pradesh,
who have been the constant source of inspiration and motivating force in his endeavors.
Both Tapi and Phuntsok expressed their gratitude to Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin,
Industries and Fisheries Minister Tako Dabi, PHE Minister Chowna Mein for their constant
support and encouragement.
Tapi in his personal message extended his gratitude to one Vijay Bias of Satyam Enterprise
and entire business community of Naharlagun for their valuable support and cooperation.
He also extended his gratefulness to the people of Tagin community, Tagin Elite Society,
Tagin Welfare Society and various Tagin youth and students union for their relentless
support and encouragement.
Meanwhile, Anshu Jamsenpa, the first mother in the world who climbed Mt. Everest
twice in 10 days will be leaving for India tomorrow. Enroute she will be stopping
for a night at Siliguri where a civic felicitation programme has been arranged by
Eastern Himalaya Travel & Tour Operator Association (EHTTOA).
She is scheduled to arrive at Guwahati Airport on 2 June at 2.55 pm. There will be
a civic reception by Assam Mountaineering Association (AMA). She attended 4th International
Everest Day celebration in Kathmandu organized by the Ministry of Tourism & Civil
Aviation Govt of Nepal on May 29.
All the Everest Summiters and record holders were honoured with Certificates and
Medals. She mingled with the legendary mountaineers like Apa Sherpa who climbed Mt
Everest for a record 21 times and Mingmar Sherpa who climbed all 14 peaks above 8000
mtr in the world.
Portfolios of Parliamentary
ITANAGAR, May 31: The portfolios of Parliamentary secretaries have been announced
today. Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin administered the oath of office and secrecy to
20 parliamentary secretaries in a glittering function here yesterday.
Parliamentary Secretary Portfolios Attached to
1. Tsewang Dhondup CM Office CM
2. Nabam Rebia Industries, Trade &
CM & Minister Concern
3. Nido Pavitra Co-operation CM
4. Jomde Kena Tourism Minister concern
5. Gojen Gadi Hydro Power Development CM
6. Kumar Waii Environment &
Forest Minister concern
7. J K Panggeng Law, Legislature, Justice,
election & Cultural Affairs CM
8. Rajesh Tacho Rural Development
& PR Minister Concern
9. R T Khunjuju Sports & Youth Affairs CM
10. Phosum Khimhun Geology & Mining CM
11. Thinghap Taiju IPR, Printing & Tax & Excise
CM & Minister Concern
12. Newlai Tingkhatra Social Welfare & Women &
Child Development CM
13. C C Singpho Handloom &
Handicraft Art & Culture CM
14. Thanwang Wangham Health & Family Welfare, UD CM
ITANAGAR, May 31: Much to the delight of literary circle in the North East, the Regional
Distance Education and Research Centre, named after late Lummer Dai, the doyen of
the literature from Arunachal Pradesh, will be inaugurated in Assam’s Bihpuria under
Lakhimpur district on June 1.
The inaugural ceremony will be followed by the conferment of Asom Sahitya Sabha-instituted
2nd Lummer Dai Memorial Literary Award on Basanta Das, a noted litterateur and researcher
of folk culture of Diphu, Assam, in another function to be held at the Bihpuria College
The eventful day coincides with the 70th birth anniversary of the well-known novelist,
late Lummer Dai.
Set up by the Asom Sahitya Sabha at the premises of its Bihpuria branch, the cultural
study and research centre will facilitate detailed studies on regional languages,
mainly Assamese and other ethnic languages and dialects of the NE region.
To be chaired by Rongbong Terang, president of Asom Sahitya Sabha, both the functions
will have participation of eminent personalities from both States, including Yeshi
Dorjee Thongchi as chief guest, Bihpuria MLA Bhupen Bora as guest of honour, Mamang
Dai, recipient of prestigious Padmashree award, and Nanni Dai, Editor, Echo of Arunachal
and widow of late Lummer Dai, as special guests, besides a strong delegation of the
Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society.
Later in the evening, there will be another cultural programme as a mark of respect
to late Dai. Noted singer from Arunachal Pradesh, Hemanta Bengia, and local artistes
are scheduled to perform.
Terafil water filter distributed to villagers
ITANAGAR, May 31: PHE and Water Supply Minister Chowna Mein distributed Terafil Water
Filter to the iron affected villagers in Lekang circle of Lohit district under National
Rural Drinking Water Programme in a function held at Mahadevpur recently.
While handing over Terafil water filter to the beneficiaries, the Minister stressed
upon the importance of pure potable drinking water on the health of consumers. He
further emphasis that the Panchayat leaders of Lekang Circle should take initiative
regarding safe sanitary practices by creating awareness among various section of
The minister also congratulated the four Panchayats of Lohit district who had won
Nirmal Gram Puraskar for the year 2011. He urged upon the elected Panchayat leaders
to extend full cooperation to make the Lekang circle a Nirmal Block under Total sanitation
Er. Tayum Tok, Executive Engineer PHE&WS Division Namsai had demonstrated the functions,
uses and up keeping of Terafil water Filter to the beneficiaries and other present
during the function. He highlighted about the technological aspects of the terafil
water filter in details.
AAPSU calls for special attention
ITANAGAR, May 31: A team of All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) led by its
president Takam Tatung yesterday called on new Home Minister Takar Marde and submitted
a seven-point memorandum for solution of major problems confronting the people of
AAPSU team was joined by members of Galo Student Union and All Upper Subansiri District
AAPSU in its memorandum requested the HM to give special attention to the insurgency
problems in twin district of Tirap and Changlang. The union said that because of
poor response from past governments, insurgency problems have manifold and now it
is local citizens who are bearing the brunt.
Pointing out that many innocent AAPSU activists were wrongfully booked by previous
governments for protesting against Chakma-Hajong refugees, AAPSU further requested
the HM look into these cases personally. Till date many innocent former AAPSU activists
are being harassed because of those cases, the union said. Demanding modernization
of police forces in the state, AAPSU also advocated for training on human rights
for the police personnel. It said that in recent past the state has witnessed repeated
clashes between state police and ordinary citizens in various parts of state. The
union said many of these incidents happened because of human right violation by police
force. State police should also be provided with latest technology and equipments
to handle law and order in better ways, it said.
Fire service department has not been able to stand upto the expectation of ordinary
citizens of this state, the union said and demanded that the department be overhauled
for smooth and prompt functioning.
Demanding another police station at Itanagar to maintain law and order in the Capital
city in view of the rapid increase in population, AAPSU said that CCTV camera in
all the check posts bordering Assam should be installed to check illegal migration
and number of police forces be increased in boundary area which witness frequent
boundary clashes. AAPSU feels that there is urgent need to establish Juvenile jail
in Arunachal to deal with juvenile related criminal cases.
AAPSU said in the wake of unfortunate death of Late CM Dorjee Khandu in a chopper
crash, the state has witnessed many unpleasant incidents. Especially the derogatory
article written by one Pradeep Thakur against peace loving Nyishi community has created
deep mutual mistrust among the tribal people, AAPSU said and appealed the HM take
urgent steps to restore mutual trust and confidence among tribal people of Arunachal.
ANSU movement suspended temporarily
ITANAGAR, May 31: All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) has decided to halt its movement
against Pradeep Thakur for writing derogatory remark about Nyishi tribe in Times
of India for next 20 days. This decision was taken after a meeting between ANSU,
Nyishi Elite Society and Nyishi legislators, informed ANSU in a release today.
The Nyishi legislators had pleaded ANSU and NES to authorize them to take up the
matter with government at highest level regarding Pradeep Thakur issue, the ANSU
said. However ANSU warned that if proper action is not initiated regarding Pradeep
Thakur issue within stipulated 20 days time, the union will continue its movement.
2 Hostels for NE women at New Delhi
ITANAGAR, May 31: A working women’s Hostel for those hailing from the North Eastern
states will be inaugurated in June at New Delhi. This will greatly help the working
women from the NE region in terms of safety and comfort, informed Union Minister
of DoNER Bijoy Krishna Handique at New Delhi today.
The 500-seater Working Women’s Hostel in Jasola is funded by Ministry of DoNER through
the North Eastern Council (NEC) in association with the Ministry of Women and Child
Development. Total cost of the project is Rs.17.44 crores wherein the share of NEC
Land cost for the hostel has been shared between NEC and Ministry of Women and Child
Development on a 50-50 basis. Handique has been in touch with Krishna Tirath, Minister
of State for Women & Child Development to make the hostel functional at the earliest.
Handique further said that the construction works have progressed to a major extent
for another hostel named Rajiv Gandhi Girls Hostel to accommodate 500 Tribal Girl
Students from the NER at the Delhi University Campus at a total cost of Rs.23.33
Crores jointly shared between NEC and Ministry of Tribal Affairs on 60:40 basis.
It is likely to be completed within this financial year. It is located at Dhaka Housing
Complex, University of Delhi; Banda Bahadur Marg, New Delhi. NEC has already released
11.50 Crores towards this hostel project.
Apart from these two hostels, there is already a fully functional 500 seater girl’s
hostel at Delhi University North Campus wholly funded by Ministry of DoNER, according
to an official release.
The highlands of Anini carry a dark niche in the local people’s psyche; of Mishmi-Tibetan
conflict of mid 20th century, which led to the end of Tibetan settlements in Dibang
Last week, three people in a row committed suicide. One hanged himself, another shot
himself with a gun and the third had failed attempt. The incident jarred the minds
of ordinary people, who believe bad omen has fallen.
Indeed, life in Dibang Valley wracked by corruption, high living cost, poor road
connectivity and failing system, is never easy. For the dead, living would have been
The recent suicidal tendencies of the natives points to pessimism generating out
of life living in a small world. A hope blown in their life would have sufficed.
Therefore, towards an effort to raise hopes in the people, All Idu Mishmi Students
Union (AIMSU) on 20-26th May held a field trip to Dibang Valley district in support
of its tour named as ‘Mission Anini’.
“Let us go in the interior places of our state, where we will meet and listen to
people we haven’t met before, for an opportunity to spend time together serving and
interacting to develop a greater sense of community:” the call by AIMSU President
Malo Linggi stated the purpose of the mission.
Dibang Valley, though largest in the state is also the least populated district in
the country. It suffered the worst humanitarian crisis, the previous year, following
severing of road communication due to heavy rain. A year after the crisis, the social
infrastructure in the district, however, remains the same.
The district is blessed with several educational institutions. But, improper accessibility
and poor management has led to resources go waste.
The Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) School in Anini, set up under Ministry of Human
Resource Development, New Delhi has the largest school campus in the country. The
construction of new school building has recently begun. However, the speed of construction,
as one teacher tells us, is going at snail pace. “At this rate, it will take another
ten years for the construction to complete.” Meanwhile, the classrooms, offices and
hostels are temporarily run inside the thatched hut. The teacher, staffs and the
students share the same toilet. For bathing, there is no separate water tap for boys
and girls. Every morning, it’s a long queue. It has been like this, since the school
opened in 2006.
The newly constructed multistoried school building of Government Higher Secondary
School (GHSS) of Anini is believed to be the best in the whole of state. The credit
is given to former Anini PWD Executive Engineer Nani Robin for conceiving the building
But even before the handing over of the new school building to school authority did
take place, it is now perforated with broken glass, windows, scribbling on walls.
The authority and public blame students for the damage, and the students on public.
But in the blame game, no consensus is made over who should be responsible. And,
shortages of teachers here is a perennial crisis.
The issue of PDS crisis is much talked about here. A committee under AIMSU Secretary
Rajiv Mihu and Dibang Valley Students Union (DVSU) was formed to investigate on the
alleged PDS scam.
On health facilities in the district, much has been reported on deteriorating condition,
but to no avail.
There was, however, some good news too. The district administration brought out an
official notice on regulating the prices of essential items in the market. Such step
was needed, since a pack of Maggie noodle sold at Rs 20, petrol at Rs 90, SF rice
at Rs 45 and so on.
All along, it wasn’t tricky to grasp people’s apprehensiveness here, when system
had gone so awry. All sorts of negativity filled the minds. And then came, the news
of suicides on every alternate day.
Perhaps, I was crazy to fall in the line to believe a bad omen befalling the community.
But I know, positive attitude and increased public activism can bring a change.
Free medical camp cum anti-tobacco campaign held
ITANAGAR, May 31: The Army unit stationed at Tuting in Upper Siang district under
the aegis of Spear Head Division organized a free medical camp cum Anti Tobacco campaign
for the residents of Ngamuing and nearby villages of Jidu and Kungging yesterday.
The organizers had to traverse for four hours on foot from Tuting to reach the village
for medical camp which was organized in collaboration with the local administration.
More than 250 locals including the elderly, women and children took the benefit
of the free medical camp. The Army Medical Officer mentioned that while most of the
diseases were weather related, a large number of the villagers were suffering from
low back ache, skin ailments and worm infestation. While most cases were treated
locally and provided with free medication, few serious cases were referred to Yingkion
On the eve of World No Tobacco Day, the Army doctor also educated the local population
on the harmful effects of tobacco to general people. Numerous charts and photographs
were on display to create awareness on the dangers of tobacco use.
AEKSU demands action against
ITANAGAR, May 31: All East Kameng Students’ Union (AEKSU) cautioned Govt. officials
posted in the district on absenteeism and demanded the deputy commissioner to direct
those officials/officers, who are absenting themselves from duty, to report for duty
within seven days.
AEKSU in a letter to the deputy commissioner, informed that the heads of department
including subordinate staff of various departments in the district headquarters were
found absent during a surprise visit by a team of the students union. According to
them, some employees are not attending their duties regularly and most of them have
left the district headquarter in unauthorized manner without proper intimation to
the deputy commissioner which has resulted in public harassment to visit the government
departments almost daily to get their work done.
It also demanded immediate restoration of Pacha hydel project to meet power requirement
of the district and early completion of electrification work under RGGVY in Seppa
electric division. Alleging that work execution under RGGVY was not up to the mark,
AEKSU demanded the deputy commissioner to constitute a monitoring committee for proper
execution of the work as well as implementation of the scheme.
Panchayat awareness camps conclude
KHONSA, May 31: A week-long Panchayat Awareness/ Mobilization of PRI members camps
organized in various Kanubari, Deomali, Longding, Pongchau, Wakka and Khonsa blocks
in Tirap district from May 25 concluded on May 31.
Mobia Tai, CO, Khonsa presided over the concluding function wherein many Govt officials
and panchayat leaders were present.
S.K. Deori, ADC-cum-DPDO highlighted the duties and functions of Panchayat leaders
and urged them to work dedicatedly for fruitful implementation of various Govt. schemes
like NREGA, TFC and SPA.
Rongnai Maham, Zilla Parishad Chairperson appreciated all the ZPMs/ ASMs/ GPCs of
various blocks for their active participation in the Panchayat Awareness/Mobilization
Earlier, Awang Gosak, ZPM, Khonsa-Borduria block and Wangjat Kuma, ZPM Khela-Lamsa
block also spoke regarding non-proper implementation of Govt. schemes and urged all
the ASMs/GPCs to co-operate each other while taking up various Govt. schemes.
P. Duggong, DRRO, Khonsa appreciated all the HODs, Panchayat leaders of various block
for their active participation in Awareness/ Mobilisation camp.
NHPC annual profit climbs to
Rs 2,166.67 cr
ITANAGAR, May 31: The major Hydro-power producer of the country, NHPC reported 3.64
per cent rise in profit to Rs 2,166.67 crore for 2010-11 financial year, helped by
lower interest expenses and higher other income.
The state-run company had a profit of Rs 2,090.50 crore in 2009-10. Profit increased
mainly on account of higher other income and lower expenses due to lesser interest
outgo in the last fiscal, according to NHPC release received here.
Highlighting the achievement of the NHPC and its future plan the Corporation on
May 27 last at New Delhi revealed that it has signed MoU with SJVN Limited and
Govt. of Manipur for formation of a Joint Venture Company for implementation of the
1500 MW Tipaimukh Hydroelectric (Multipurpose) Project in Manipur with share holding
of 69%, 26% and 5% respectively, obtained concurrence of CEA for 520 MW Teesta-IV
HE project in Sikkim.
NHPC further said that the corporation has submitted revised DPRs for Tawang-I with
modified installed capacity of 600 MW and Tawang-II with modified installed capacity
of 800 MW to CEA.
The NHPC said that construction activities of the 10 projects with a total installed
capacity of 4502 MW are in full swing. This projects under construction are Chutak
H.E. Project (44MW), Jammu & Kashmir, Chamera H.E. Project Stage-III (231MW), Himachal
Pradesh, Nimoo Bazgo H.E. Project (45MW), Jammu & Kashmir, Uri H.E. Project Stage-II
(240 MW), Jammu & Kashmir, Parbati H.E. Project Stage-III (520MW), Himachal Pradesh,
Teesta Low Dam H.E. Project Stage-III (132 MW), West Bengal. Teesta Low Dam H.E.
Project Stage-IV (160MW), West Bengal, Parbati H.E Project Stage-II (800 MW), Himachal
Pradesh, Subansiri Lower H.E. Project (2000 MW), Arunachal Pradesh and Kishanganga
H.E. Project (330 MW), Jammu & Kashmir.
In a few days time one of the dream exam of all the Agri./Civil engineering students
will be held on June 2 and 3. The reason for which I am writing this letter is to
forewarn the staffs of Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) regarding
possible malpractice in the said exam. From my past experience in some exams conducted
by various independent departments, I have seen that many candidates were using mobile
phones and notes inside the exam hall quite freely. And some candidates were also
seen using toilet as their reference room. Such practices not only belittle the very
purpose of written examination but also defeat the spirit of genuine competition,
giving illegitimate advantage to some unscrupulous individuals.
Mobile phones should be strictly prohibited inside the entire exam centre because
these high tech gadgets could be used very effectively for malpractice in various
ways. Moreover all the candidates should be scanned thoroughly before admitting inside
the exam hall for any hidden notes.
Since it is a competitive exam so all candidates cannot be selected but candidates
should take this exam in true spirit of competition and refrain from cheating and
Last but not the least, I solemnly appeal to the Chairman and the Secretary, APPSC,
to stick to its motto “Talent search”. I appeal them to maintain the sanctity of
the Commission and the respect it commands in the hearts of thousands of poor, honest
and hardworking candidates. Please be fair and give us a level playing field.
Female Sex Worker and Arunachal
Two years back I read an article “Women at twilight zone” written by Gopal Rai which
was published in a local daily. After reading that article I was so surprised that
I even asked him a stupid question whether he really took the interview of a Female
Sex Worker. I guess, at that time I was not ready to believe what I read.
But now being a mass com student we worked on an assignment of taking an interview
of an NGO who works on AIDS awareness program in Arunachal Pradesh. At first we took
it just as an assignment and were not at all serious. But after visiting the NGO,
whatever we learned, it is really very shocking.
The estimated population of FSW in the capital complex is more than 500. Most of
these FSW are house wives, students, widows, divorcees, who are doing this to fulfill
their daily needs and requirements. They work temporarily as FSW for 2-3 years, and
after that they stop doing this. But there is a possibility that by the time they
must be infected with HIV. Now the NGO’s are facing a big problem in identifying
the FSW, because they work hidden and are not ready to accept the fact that they
are FSW. Even more shocking is that those who have been identified as FSW, don’t
agree to go for HIV test. Even the population of gay and lesbian people is increasing.
In the capital complex alone there are 150 gay persons.
In the official record the total number of HIV infected people in the capital complex
is 90 and in Arunachal it is 160. But the truth is that it could be more than these
because no one comes voluntarily for the test. 84% of the AIDS cases in Arunachal
Pradesh were spread through sex and rest through other means.
We all know about AIDS and HIV but still people get infected by this. What is the
reason? The reason is carelessness in spite of all awareness. People think that they
know about AIDS and they won’t be infected. But the truth is carelessness and one
single mistake may spoil one’s whole life and make the life of the family members
miserable. So, it’s better to be careful rather than careless. Social awareness is
not sufficient. It is related to home rather we should be more concerned. Testing
blood once in a year is not enough. Blood must be tested in every three months; because
if one gets infected, it won’t be possible to detect before three months which is
called as window period.
Youths of Arunachal are getting attracted towards modern lifestyle and they indulge
themselves in the act of drinking, smoking, using drugs and multiple sex. They are
the soft targets and it’s really alarming. Rise; if it gets too late then there will
be nothing left except repentance and doom.
Give us back our ST status
I would like to ask our Chief Minister to work toward the restoration of Scheduled
Tribe status to the Yobin.
I want to say to the CM, please do not wait for strikes or bandhs. We do not have
strength and resources to make such attention getting devices.
We appeal for justice for us. We need immediate declaration of our ST status.
All we are asking is justice
This letter is in response to “Should Pertin be hanged without trial” in yesterday’s
daily. I can understand the brotherhood you felt for Kirpa Pertin and I can also
understand what Mr. Kangge Pertin is going through. But we should see the situation
and support our relatives; otherwise it will encourage more crime in the society.
As for the law, we respect them, without law any society will go chaos, but one thing
I want to ask Kaling Pertin that do all the victims get justice? I don’t think so,
“Money” and “Good lawyer” matters. I think you understand that better because in
the second last line in your letter you have mentioned that.
Is rape a suspectable crime like robbery and murder? If not then why will the father
defame his own daughter’s name in front of everybody? Nobody is asking him to be
hanged; all we are asking is justice which should have been given to the victim by
now since three months is a very long time to suffer mentally and physically.
Nabam Takar, (on email)
Heights of shamelessness
This letter is in reference to “My side of the story” by Kirpa Pertin. I don’t understand
when he says that he is not the girl’s maternal uncle yet they are five generations
apart. Or did he commit the crime because he is not related to the girl? By giving
clarification that the girl is above 18 years, an adult, does he mean to say that
an adult woman is free to be raped? How can you know the age of the girl better than
her father? And regarding your bail at Guwahati High Court, we all know the judicial
system of India! From heights of shamelessness, you have instead proved something.
Difference between ‘accusing’ and ‘questioning’
First of all I would like to tell Kaling Pertin of Rayang village that I am not a
close relative of the victim as you asserted your relation to Kirpa Pertin. And secondly,
I don’t want anyone to be hanged to death even if they are criminals.
For your kind information, I didn’t ‘accuse’ MLA J. Tayeng who happens to be a close
relative of mine, as you measure people in that sense. I questioned him since he
also happens to be the MLA of our constituency. And regarding ABK, it is the greatest
apex body of the Adis so they are also questionable. And I have questioned the other
Adi organizations because I believe that they form unions to bring peace and tranquility
to the community. And I haven’t questioned them just for the sake of it, I questioned
them because the victim’s father clearly wrote in his letter that he approached all
of them but none responded to him, if you cared to read his letter properly. There
is a huge difference between ‘accusing’ and ‘questioning’. And I believe that we
the public are entitled to question our public leaders, govt. officials etc. They
are there to serve us, but it seems according to you we can’t question them and so
just sit and watch. I was just trying to add my voice to the victim’s father’s unheard
voice. Asking questions is my birth right in this democratic country and nobody has
the right to take that away from me whether he is CM or PM. And I asked those questions
in a humanitarian ground and as a woman I can understand the pain for that poor girl
better in this matter.
Threat to cell phone users
Someone rightly quoted “Technology is a curse on the civilised World”. The International
EMF Collaborative issued a report recently warning that cell phones may be more dangerous
than users have been led to believe. Current research indicates that a regular use
of cell phones and the magnetic radiation from mobile phone towers can pose a “significant”
risk. It also says children are at a greater risk than adults because their developing
brain cells are more vulnerable to electromagnetic radiation. Research also indicates
that mobile phones may cause adverse neurological and embryological damage . It also
pose health hazards by depleting the defence mechanism of cells. The rising levels
of hearing loss in the younger age group are also attributed to extended hours of
cell phone usage.
R D Thongdok,
Hyderabad, (on email).
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
ITANAGAR, May 31: All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation, Chairman Takar
Goi, TMC State unit, president Toko Sheetal have consented to attend the annual conference
of All Lower Subansiri Maxi Cab Association (ALSMA) at Hapoli on June 04 next. They
will be accompanied by Dibing Sonam as special guest.
Meanwhile, the association has decided to suspend plying of passenger vehicle Tata
Sumo and Bus services from Ziro to Itanagar and vice-versa on June 04.
ITANAGAR, May 31: The National School of Drama is (NSD) conducting a 45 days theatre
workshop at Green Mount School here from June one. The workshop would be production
oriented and teachers would be from NSD.
Altogether 20 students have been selected for the workshop.
ITANAGAR, May 31: The 4th Anchal Samity meeting on AOP of Gangte Tarak Lengdi held
under the chairmanship of Anchal Chairperson Kabak Yania adopted few resolutions
and drew attention of the authorities concerned as well as local (Palin) MLA for
early materialization of the demands.
The resolutions adopted in the meeting included proposal for creation of a new CD
block for Gangte circle, posting of General Administrative staff at circle office
(CO), quarter for horticulture and agriculture development officers of Gangte, early
notification of PHC at Gangte, posting of separate JE (power) for Gangte Tarak Lengdi,
strict vigilance on PDS contractors and FP Shop owners, immediate completion of electrification
works by Servo Max.
The meeting further resolved to serve show cause notice to absentee ‘head of office’
(HOO), authenticate monthly progress report (MPR) of anganwadi workers by anchal
samity member concerned.
ITANAGAR, May 31: The executive body of Students’ Union of NERIST (SUN) has been
reconstituted with Mai Aram and Shankar Bagang as president and general secretary
Union pleads for strict traffic rules
ITANAGAR, May 31: All Arunachal Pradesh Motor Transport Workers’ Union appealed to
the Deputy Commissioner, Capital Complex to initiate regular checking of driving
license in the capital complex and also urged the drivers to drive their vehicle
in a discipline manner especially in hilly region to avoid accident.
It expressed deep shock over the tragic accident of Trekker at Pahalwan Mor, Itanagar
ITANAGAR, May 31: Former Minister Samchom Ngemu in a letter to Nationalist Congress
Party President has tendered his resignation from the primary and active membership
of the NCP today.
JAJD presents its 9th car
ITANAGAR, May 31: Jiyo Aur Jine Do--a micro financing empowerment project, Itanagar,
has delivered its 9th Car to Biri Anu of Sangram village under Kurung Kumey district
in recognition of her outstanding performance in promoting micro-saving in the community
and for achieving the free car equity scheme within 1 year, 1 month and 27 days.
The key of the car was handed over to Anu by Tassar Mena, one of the board members
of JAJD in a simple function in its head office here.
ITANAGAR, May 31: Rank and files of Arunachal Pradesh Congress Seva Dal mourned the
premature death of City Congress Seva Dal Organising Secretary Subu Onya, who died
in a road accident yesterday.
The Dal observed two minute silence and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed
soul and extended their moral support and sympathy to the bereaved family members.
Apatani Meder Nello Council, Itanagar/Naharlagun also condole the untimely demise
of Hage Punya, who died in a road accident yesterday at Pahalwan Mor.
Punya was the chairperson of Lower Subansiri Handloom Co-operative Society, Secretary,
Kardona Welfare Society. Late Punya was a renowned social worker, devotedly worked
for the indigenous faith movement in the society particularly in the field of documentation
of concept and philosophy of indigenous faith, the Council said.
AVP distributes relief materials
KOLORIANG, May 31: The Koloriang branch of Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP) gave away
relief materials to the victims of May 6 fire mishap in a simple function held on
Sunday last. 16 families who lost their house-hold properties in a fire mishap in
old bazaar in Koloriang were provided essential kitchen items along with blankets
Entrepreneurship training held
TAWANG, May 31: The two months long entrepreneurship training programme organized
by the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship, Branch Office, Itanagar in collaboration
with the Tawang DIC for the local artisans/entrepreneurs of the district concluded
at Tawang DIC today. Altogether, 60 women trainees attended the programme.
Speaking on the Valedictory function today, Deputy Commissioner, Tawang Gamli Padu
urged upon the trainees to utilize their knowledge gained in the training for their
self reliance. District head of offices also spoke on the occasion and encouraged
the participants. (DIPRO)
Land slides causes damage
ITANAGAR, May 31: Landslides occurred at Upper P-Sector, Romey Colony, Itanagar
due to heavy rainfall on May 29 and 30 last caused severe damages to labour quarters,
said a colony committee in a release. The Committee appealed to the concerned authority
to visit the damage site for necessary action.
APIC summer vacation
ITANAGAR: The court of Arunachal Pradesh Information Commission will remain closed
from June 6 to 20 on account of summer vacation. There will be no hearing of RTI
cases during the vacation. However, the office of the Commissioner will remain open
during the said period.
CM to address people
ITANAGAR: Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin will be addressing the people of the state
on 1st June through various electronic and print media. His message to the state
shall be relayed through Door Darshan Kendra at 1900 hrs, All India Radio at 2000
hrs, Oo La La FM radio at 2000 hrs and in regional channel NETV at 2000 hrs on June
1. This is the first address of Gamlin after assuming of the office of the Chief
Minister on May 5.
ITANAGAR: BSNL has provided roaming facilities to prepaid mobile customers from North
East & Assam to other part of country and vice versa except Jammu & Kashmir. This
was informed by BSNL sources here.
SES demands posting of doctor and teachers
ITANAGAR: The delegation of Sajolang Elite Society and elected panchayat leaders
of Nafra block met Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin yesterday and appealed him for immediate
posting of doctor at Nafra Community Health Centre and posting of senior teachers
at Govt. Hr. Sec. School Nafra.
Chief Minister has given an assurance to the delegation to look in the demands.