ITANAGAR, Jun 10: All Nyishi Youth Council (ANYC), All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Forum
and Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization in a joint meeting declared
its 2nd phase 48 hours Capital bandh beginning on June 13 in protest against the
non-fulfillment of their demands. The demands of the organizations include immediate
enhancement of eligibility age criteria for APST and OBC candidates in APCS exam,
summon to editors who had allegedly mentioned derogatory words in place of Nyishi
in G K books and immediate cancellation of alleged illegal land allotment to non
-APSTs. Organizations also questioned stoic silence being maintained by the Govt
over the issues.
National Tenshinkan Karate C’ship
Arunachal karatekas bag 3 medals
ITANAGAR, Jun 10: Arunachal bagged one gold and two bronze medals in the National
Tenshinkan Karate Championship held in Nainital, Uttarakhand from June 8 to 10.
While Tamchi Tayam won the Gold in Junior category Ekom Megha and Kushal Kalandi
bagged a Bronze medal each in Senior category, informed Arunachal Tenshinkan Shotokan-Ryu
Karate Do Association president Tai Hipik.
Arunachal finished 3rd in Team fight.
Nine karatekas from Arunachal Pradesh took part in the Championship.
Association seeks teachers
ITANAGAR, Jun 10: In a representation submitted to deputy director of school education,
All Papu Valley Youth Welfare Association (APVYWA) has demanded subject teachers
for the government schools in its areas. Association said that schools at Sede, Nere,
Seba and Veo have been facing shortage of Mathematics, Science and Hindi teachers.
It further urged the department to implement RTE properly and also demanded construction
of boundary of various schools in Papu Valley areas.
Unfounded allegations: ALSU
ITANAGAR Jun 10: Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU) today termed the allegations
of financial mismanaged leveled against the then Chief Engineer (P) Eastern Zone
as unfounded. It said the allegations made are not based on facts but based on certain
The Union said zone-wise expenditure of the department during the 2009-10 up to January
2010 stood at Rs 67.77 crore by Western zone and Rs 47.80 crore by EZ totaling an
amount of Rs 115.57 crore. Therefore, Rs 115.57 crore was not spent alone by the
then EZ CE, it added.
Equipped with RTI documents, the ALSU said, unfounded allegations were made and injustice
was done to a person who did not commit any crime by paying salaries and wages to
Yesterday All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Contractors Welfare Association (AAPYCWA) also
refuted the allegations leveled against the then CE (P) Eastern Zone.
ITANAGAR, Jun 10: Arunachal Pradesh unit of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president
Ngurang Pinch exhorted the party workers, particularly youths to involve themselves
in innovative, creative, valid activities for strengthening the Party at grassroots
Addressing on the occasion of its 14th foundation day, Pinch asked the pary cadres
and workers to resolve to promote the party's principles and ideologies, while emphasizing
the active role of youths in spreading the message to the people about the programme
Referring to present “political imbroglio and systems of Arunachal Pradesh”, he urged
the party colleagues and the grassroots level leaders to strengthen its base in the
Party’s State General Secretary Daniel Teli also urged the party rank and file to
Disclosing that NCP stands for socio- political justice and equality for the poor
masses, Teli urged the party workers to reach the people and create a network in
order to educate the masses about their rights and basic needs.
NCP State General Secretary, Taba Tara highlighted the party's' intention, besides
appealing the workers to gear up the people oriented activities to win their support.
NYC Vice-President Taba Tagam, Karsingsa ASM Kipa Chapo, Banderdewa ASM Tadar Tayam
were present on the occasion among others.
Meanwhile, the Party has resolved to conduct the 15th Foundation Day in presence
of union Minister, Praful Patel and Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra Ajit Pawar
Earlier, the state NCP unit office bearers and its frontal wings, including Nationalist
Youth Congress (NYC), Nationalist Mahila Congress (NMC), Nationalist Student Congress
(NSC) organized a social service at Central Pig Breeding farm, Karsingsa to mark
the Party’s foundation day.
ULTYF felicitates the achievers
ITANAGAR, Jun 10: The United Leil Tara Youth Foundation (ULTYF) has felicitated its
members Dr Tana Showren, Techi Henyir and Tana Chammaro for their outstanding achievements
in their respective field of activities here yesterday.
While Dr Showren was appointed as Professor in the department of History, Rajiv Gandhi
University, Henyir and Chammaro cracked recently conducted Arunachal Pradesh Public
Service Commission Examination 2012. Henyir and Chammaro have been inducted as DSP
in state police and CDPO respectively.
Dr Showren who teaches in Historical Methods and Ancient Societies in the RGU History
department started his career as Assistant Professor in same department in the year
1997. After 6 years of rigorous research and field study, he completed his Ph. D
on 25th November 2005 and was promoted to the post of Associate Professor in 2008.
Born in the year 1973, he graduated in history from Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat
in 1993 and later in the year 1995 completed his master degree in ancient history
from North Eastern Hill University, Shillong. On the other hand, Henyir, ranked
3rd in the APPSC -2012, is one of the few women to have achieved such feat.
Informing about felicitation programme, Debia Muj AAPSU finance secretary cum president
of United Leil Tara Youth Foundation said basic idea behind organizing the function
is to highlight those achievements which can inspire young generation to do better
Bandh declared illegal
Org calls 12 hrs Govt office bandh
ITANAGAR, Jun 10: Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization (APATCYO)
has called for 12 hours government office bandh in Capital Complex on June 11 in
protest against the alleged indifference attitude of the Govt towards its demand
for immediate stoppage of ongoing construction of conventional hall at I G Park here.
The APATCYO, however, made it clear that bandh is confined only to Govt offices
and business communities, vehicles movement, schools, hospital and other public
utility services will be exempted from the purview of the bandh.
The Govt has failed to respond its ultimatum which was submitted on May 17 last in
protest against construction of conventional hall in I G, Park, the organization
resented. It demanded shifting of the project to Sangey Laden Sports Academy and
immediate action against land encroachers at IG Park and Polo Park, Naharlagun.
Meanwhile, Capital Complex district administration today declared the proposed bandh
on June 11 as illegal saying bandh call violates the fundamental rights of citizens
and also causes untold miseries to common people. The administration imposed 144
CrPC during the bandh hours and prohibited assembly of four persons or more, except
police, magistrates and construction workers on duty, within the 100 meters of Convention
Hall site at Indira Gandhi Park.
37th APLS literary session
ITANAGAR, Jun 10: The 37th literary sitting of Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society
(APLS) was held at the J N State Museum here under the chairmanship of its president
Y D Thongchi.
The literary sitting was initiated with a discussion on the forms of literature for
the benefits of young literary aspirants. The APLS expressed happiness over the release
of Soldier’s General, an autobiography by Gen (Retd) J J Singh, Governor of Arunachal
Pradesh. The APLS members also expressed their joy over conferment of Saraswati Smriti
Samman to its asstt general secretary Jamuna Binny by Purbottar Hindi Academy for
her contribution in Hindi literature.
Earlier, the literary sitting began with the recitation of Summer, an English poem
by Arunika Koley, followed by a short story by Habung Duniya, Freedom (English poem)
by Lisa Ghosh, She (English poem) by Gaby M Damin, Sudhakantha Aru Atupi Sokulu (Assamese
poem) by Inumoni Das Borah, Meghdutar Kashor Chakori (Assamese poem) by Achyut Kr
Borah, A Tribute to Lummer Dai (English poem) by Roman Borah, Two Bengali poems –
‘Sukhe Thaka’ and ‘Bihuaan’ by Ramendra Nath Koley, Bura (Assamese poem) by Dr Pekba
Among others, APLS vice president Dr Tage Tada and general secretary Tokong Pertin
attended the meeting.
AAPSU demands CBSE branch office in state
ITANAGAR, Jun 10: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has appealed for
setting up a branch office of Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) in Arunachal
Absence of a CBSE office in the state is causing lots of hardship to the hundreds
of poor students every year for minor problems like rechecking of examination results,
obtaining lost certificates, mark sheets, correction of names etc., the apex students’
body of the state said in a memorandum to Education Minister.
The problem has grown manifold in the recent times due to increase in students population
which necessitated the urgent setting up of the said CBSE branch office in the state
immediately, the AAPSU memorandum said and appealed the Minister to look into the
matter with utmost urgency.
The union also urged the education department to carry out extensive awareness programme
to sensitize the students of the state on fake institutes which are not duly recognized
by the government. Joining in such fake and un-recognized educational institutes
due to lack of knowledge has jeopardized careers of many students, it said.
Stay away from ENT quackery
As a doctor, I would like to offer an information and opinion on health fraud being
practiced in the roadside near Rajiv Gandhi Stadium Naharlagun which is not at all
safe and effective for the public. Some of the quacks, who claimed to be the Ayurvedic
physicians, are performing dangerous procedure of cleaning the sinus diseases, ear
wax etc. When I saw the procedure being performed, I was shocked to see that the
instrument made of iron is attempted to puncture from the site in the nose to enter
into the maxillary sinus which is few mm away from the danger area of the face.
The sinus wash procedure, which is being done only by ENT specialist in a proper
OT set up in hospital with written consent from the patient, is being done by the
quack in a roadside near the corner of the stadium wall where people urinate, without
taking any antiseptic and aseptic measures. The procedure itself can lead to eye
swelling, blindness and shock. The unsterilized instrument can easily induce the
dangerous infection like tetanus and others which can easily spread to brain causing
fatal meningitis. The single sharp pointed instrument is being used in every patient
to clean the ear wax, without sterilization which can easily transmit hepatitis B
and HIV in case of trauma while cleaning or in presence of any boil, discharge in
the ear canal.
The claims they made of curing the sinus diseases is absolutely false and misleading
to the innocent public and there is no validated scientific evidence. The procedure
is high risk of causing potentially severe complications’ and irreversible damaged
to sinus, ear and other structure of the face. Therefore, general public are warned
to stay away from such quackery and concerned authorities are requested to check
such health fraud for safety of public health .
Ori J, MS (ENT)
Farmers of Apatani plateau need help
Last week, I visited Ziro. The plight of the people I saw there was pathetic. There
was only one word in their mouth,- Aji Yado, Aji Yado which literally means diseased
paddy plant (bacterial leaf blight disease). I also personally visited the paddy
field and witnessed the paddy plants suffering from bacterial leaf blight disease
including seedlings in the nursery bed. It is a matter of serious concern because
such disease has never occurred in past in the Apatani Valley. This epidemic has
been observed for the first time. Growth and development of paddy plants has been
stunted due to said bacterial disease.
Most of the people residing in different villages of Ziro valley are dependent on
agriculture for their livelihood and commercial purpose too. The paddy farming practice
in Apatani plateau is annual because the climate of Ziro valley is favourable for
one time farming practice in a year. So, if this outbreak of disease continues then
there will be serious consequence leading to shortage of food in the rest period
(non-farming seasons of the year).
In this situation, I think some control measures is urgently needed. In this regard
my suggestion to farmers is that they cultivate fishes in natural bundh breeding
till bacterial leaf blight disease is minimized and use some control measures for
paddy plants like use of resistant varieties, healthy and disease free seed, bio-pesticides,
etc. It may reduce the disease to some extent. I also request the concerned agriculture
department, district administration and the local MLA to kindly extend possible help,
initiate preventive and control measures at the earliest possible.
Duyu Kago Siira
Zoology Deptt, RGU
What is the problem ?
I would like to know the problem of education department East Siang district in
declaring the interview results for the posts of peon cum lab attendant, LDC and
lab assistant under Advertisement no. ED 2/126/Advert/2011/. Other districts have
already declared interview results and also appointed candidates in the respective
posts mentioned above. Therefore, I would like to know the problem related to declaration
of the written examination results.
It is against RTE
This is in support of the news items “Federation condemns….” ( on June 9) regarding
collection of fee from the students. I too extremely agree with All Arunachal Pradesh
Youngster United Federation’s condemnation because it is completely neglecting the
RTE Act. The Constitution (86th Amendment) Act, 2002 has inserted a new Article 21A
after Article 21 in the RTE. The new Article 21A deals with Right to Education saying
that “the State shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the
age 6 to 14 years in such manner as the state may, by law, determine”. So, collection
of Rs.200 as school fees by the various government schools across the state are
not a right step and against the spirit of RTE. I do hope that concern minister will
look into the matter positively very soon.
RGU, Rono Hills, Doimukh
Woes of retired Govt servants
I would like to highlight some basic problems faced by the retired Govt. employees.
As per the High Court, Itanagar permanent bench judgment, the pension case of the
retired persons should have to be settled within four months from the date of the
retirement of incumbent. But it is very unfortunate that, after several months and
years of retirement, the retired people are roaming around and requesting the concerned
department for clearing their pension papers.
Therefore, I request the concerned dealing assistants/babus who deal with pension
related papers to clear-up the pension file, so that the retired Govt servant can
get their pension papers cleared at the earliest. Don't forget, one day you will
be in the same queue for pension.
APP Ist Bn, Chimpu
Help us to serve you better
I on behalf of the Arunachal Pradesh Doctors Association (APDA) would like to appeal
to the general public to have patience when they bring their relatives to the Hospital
for treatment. A Hospital is an establishment manned by well-trained professionals
who are trained to deal with any category of illness and with a motto to serve the
sick better. The doctors posted in these Hospitals are all Group - A Gazetted Officers
of senior rank under the state health services. When their contemporaries in other
departments are enjoying life in cozy rooms of official Bungalows and move around
in officials cars, these officers often sleep in their personal cars at night just
to discharge their duty as many Hospitals don’t even have proper duty rooms. Moreover,
preventing a Government staff on duty in discharging his duty itself is punishable
under IPC. Unnecessary quarrelling, abusing, and behaving in an unruly way (as witnessed
in Arunachal State Hospital few days ago) only cause unnecessary hindrance to the
working Health Care Professionals and is counterproductive for the patients.
Your cooperation and patience will only help these professionals serve you better.
Dr. Mika Umpo,
Arunachal Pradesh Doctors Association
The pathetic work ethic
This is written with a lot of anguish and frustration over the functioning of the
SBI banks in Itanagar and Naharlagun. Patience is a virtue that seems alien to them.
Worst of all is their impeccable talent of keeping things in the dark from the customers.
This is regarding the closure of car loan that I had taken four years back. The SBI
officials constantly deducted huge sum of money from my account on various pretext.
It was not until my patience exploded in their office that they bothered to help.
The grievance is not only against their pathetic work ethic but also their arrogance.
They need to learn a lesson or two on transparent accountability. Considering we
live in a society where the majority is assumed to be ignorant especially of the
apparently sophisticated nature of bank work, the officials seem to be under the
impression that they have the upper hand. They refused to divulge me the details
of those various alleged reasons on the basis of which they were deducting huge amounts
from my account. They refused to even consider me eligible for understanding their
allegedly sophisticated workings. On top of that, I am billed with several thousands
to pay. All I can do now is channelize my anguish into productive writing as this.
Open letter to an MLA
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to write an open letter
to our MLA Tako Dabi. Sir, I would like to highlight the problems and threat faced
by the people of your area, particularly Nari sub-division. From all sides our lands
are being rapidly encroached by the people from Assam. We often have to face mental
and physical harassment by the people and police personnel from Assam, when we have
to pass through Assam to reach Pasighat, Ruksin or even to Telam, Seren for official
works, medical or any other emergency purposes as we do not have these basic facilities
in our town.
As Nari is the headquarters of Nari-Koyu constituency, it should be your responsibility
to provide basic facilities to the people. Please, complete the NEC road before it
is damaged completely and reconstruct the Nari Dhobu bridge. People are facing shortage
of essential commodities as there are no infrastructure for business activities.
Therefore, the market area should be developed with proper planning.
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.
Poaching a major threat to wild animal
The poaching has become a major threat to survival of wild animals in North Eastern
states of India. Our neighbouring state of Assam is still fighting against the poachers
in order to preserve the one-horned rhinoceros.
On the other hand, our neighbouring country Nepal had celebrated 2011 as zero poaching
year. Not a single rhino was killed in Nepal last year.
The wildlife experts feel that the milestone was achieved with the coordinated efforts
of the Nepal Government, conservation partners, local communities and most importantly,
Nepal arrested a complete chain of criminals involved in poaching and trading of
the one-horned rhinoceros in October last year.
The arrests was a significant achievement leading to the complete breakdown of a
network of poachers and smugglers right from the grassroots to the international
Enthused with this achievement, the conservationists are contemplating to make strategy
to achieve the status of zero poaching of tigers as well.
It is time our country, particularly the North East states evolve proper strategy
to eliminate the network of poachers before it is too late.