ZIRO, Jun 17: Diibo Football Club (DFC) beat Zamra Club Siiro (ZCS) 2-1 in a keenly
contested match in the 47th Dree Football Tournament at Subansiri Stadium, Hapoli
The match started on an attacking note with both the teams making inroads to each
other’s dent; but failed to score. The score remained 0-0 at the end of first half.
DFC found the breakthrough in 60th minute when Koj Tada converted a free kick. However,
ZCS in a counter attack equalized the score within a minute through Budhi Taker.
When the match was heading for a draw, the referee awarded a penalty kick against
ZCS for handling the ball in D- box by the defender of the team. Mudang Neha did
not miss the spot kick to give his team a 2-1 win over ZCS.
Earlier in the day, Apatani Student Chandigarh Football Club (ASCFC) defeated Youngest
Club Hari (YCH) 2-0 goal. The scorers were Tallo Kago and Radhe Bida.
ASCFC team played the match with a new slogan ‘Keep & clean Apatani Plateau and make
it No.1 tourist destination of Arunachal Pradesh” This appealing slogan was appreciated
Seppa battling power woes
SEPPA, June 17: Power supply in Seppa Township has been disrupted following breakdown
of the TG unit–I of Pacha Hydel project on June 11.
During a visit to the hydel project EE (E-M), Bomdila and the AE (EGM), Seppa found
that battery bank has completely gone out of order. “Order for a new battery set
has already been placed and it is expected to reach Seppa within a forthright,” the
The EE appealed to the consumers to bear with the inconvenience until complete restoration
of power. DIPRO
Pre- service teacher training gets underway at DIET Kamki
AALO, June 17: Altogether 23 teachers out of thirty seats allotted are appearing
examination for Diploma in Elementary Education at DIET Kamki today.
As the Diploma degree has been made mandatory for all the teachers by 2015 as per
Right to Education Act, another batch of 360 in service teachers both SSA and regular
are appearing the training examination from 23rd to 28th of this month. The teachers
are being accommodated in the Donyi Polo College Kamki.
DDSE Tomi Doke has expressed his gratitude to the college Principal Dr. Rejir Karlo
for all cooperation and support for accommodating the teachers from various parts
of the district.
Meanwhile, the DDSE has called a coordination meeting of all BEOs, Headmasters and
staff to give elaborate briefing on maintaining official secrecy, timely disposal
of files, positive responses to visitors, other office decorum etc. The officers
and staff of the department too shared their problems and grievances to the DDSE
in their interactive session. DIPRO
ILP checking sought
ITANAGAR, June 17: Lotong Banggo Students’ Union, Lohit and Namsai has sought cooperation
of Namsai ADC for emergency Inner Line Permit checking in and around Jaipur under
Namsai sub division. The entire Jaipur area under Namsai Sub-Division is slowly and
gradually developing into a colony of non-APSTs without ILP, said the union. It further
held the tea garden owners in the area responsible for arrival of non-APST without
ILP as tea garden labourers.
Coordination meeting held
TAWANG, June 17: The high level coordination meeting of PRI members of the district,
gaon buras (GBs) public leaders, bazaar secretaries and representatives from monasteries
held in the Conference Hall of the Tawang Deputy Commissioner recently under the
chairmanship of Tawang Zilla Parishad Chairperson demanded a thorough investigation
into the attack on MLAs from Tawang by few anti-social elements during the last rites
of TG Rinpoche at Bomdila on May 27 last.
Describing the act of stone pelting and damaging the vehicles of the MLAs as cowardly,
the meeting demanded that miscreants who indulged in the violence must be brought
to book and awarded exemplary punishment.
The meeting further demanded the state government to bring out the inquiry report
of the death of TG Rinpoche from Delhi police and make public the circumstances that
led to his death.
Earlier, the meeting reviewed various developmental activities under PR Department
in the district.
The meeting also held a threadbare discussion with regards to the proposed visit
of 14th Dalai Lama next year. DIPRO
GPF celebrates raising day
ITANAGAR, June 17: Galo Peoples’ Federation (GPF) reaffirmed its commitment to voice
and work for unity, progress and prosperity of Galo community during its 3rd Raising
Day celebration here today.
GPF adopted resolution to demand for early establishment of headquarters of Lower
Siang at Likabali and make it functional, establishment of technical and educational
institutions in West Siang district, launching of “voters Bharao Abhiyan” in entire
West Siang district, among others.
Ace arm wrestler Pakjar Taipodia also attended the function. She presented trophy
and certificate to champion of MFCCI 2014 Arm Wrestling Competition Bomi Bam.
Elders, youth leaders, womenfolk and volunteers of the community attended function.
APVRTA writes to ES
ITANAGAR, June 17: The Arunachal Pradesh Resource & Volunteer Teachers Association
(APRVTA) has in its letter submitted to the secretary education appealed for regulation
of state level/district level activities in the job of IE (inclusive education) under
The association also asked for early completion of 90 days training programme.
“We are still serving our job through the 20-30 days level under 90 days training
programme which are organized by SSA Rajya Mission,” it wrote to the state project
director, SSA Rajya Mission.
Nampong MLA urges officers to work in unison
ITANAGAR, June 17: 51-Nampong MLA Laisam Simai today attended a coordination meeting
with administrative officers and all heads of departments of Jairampur sub-division
in ADC’s conference Hall, Jairampur. The meeting was presided over by ADC Kento Riba.
Various heads of departments such as PWD, Power, PHE, Urban Development & Housing,
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, presented their on going developmental activities and schemes/projects
implemented in the Sub-Division through Power Point presentation.
Later, in an interactive session with the heads of departments, the MLA appreciated
their works and achievements. He urged all the Government machineries to work for
the progress and upliftment of villagers. He laid stress on improvement of health,
education, agriculture, horticulture and forest as priority sectors. He appealed
all the officers to work as a team taking into confidence all the Panchayat members
and local administration, according to an official release.
Land donors seek compensation
ITANAGAR, June 17: Anchal Samity Member of Tigdo Panchayat has demanded compensation
in terms of group C-D posts to land donors of Yupia district headquarter. Claiming
the state government had assured to provide group C-D posts to land donors as compensation,
ASM said that none of land donors get compensation so far even after two decades.
ASM also claimed that Govt has assured to provide 75% of CD group jobs and other
contract works. ASM further expressed dismay that Yupia is even lack of basic amenities
and other infrastructural development. PRI leader sought the chief secretary’s attention
to re-address the issues.
Intensive fogging operation in Lohit district
ITANAGAR, June 17: The District Vector Borne Disease Control Unit (NVBDCP) of Lohit
has launched an extensive fogging operation in the district to fight against the
malaria, dengue and Japanese encephalitis.
The fogging operation in lower belt of Lohit covering whole township of Namsai, Mahadevpur,
Lathao and Wakro and upper belt covering Tezu, Lohitpur, Demwe and Sunpura is going
on in full swing from the second week of this month.
First round of DDT spray operation which started on April 16 has been completed on
June 15 and the second round is expected to be completed on August 30. (DIPRO)
AASSATA asks for reconsideration of GoI notification
ITANAGAR, June 17: The All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers’ Association
(AASSATA) has asked for reconsideration of the notification issued by GoI that has
set AISSCE 45 as the percentage for qualification.
In its letter to the state project director, SSA Rajya Sabha, it reasoned, most of
the teachers serving in SSAs have already crossed 40 plus and passed out their AISSC
examination some 10- 15 years back. And that maximum SSA teachers serving in the
profession are from poor family.
Eviction drive against forest land encroachers
ITANAGAR, June 17: All Kimin Students Union voluntarily joined the eviction drive
being carried out by Banderdewa and Kimin Forest Division along with the district
administration against forest land encroachers within 7 kilometers area at Kimin.
The joint eviction drive was conducted in the wake of numerous encroachment cases
come out in the boundary area. To thwart unabated encroachment, the union and forest
official planted several saplings inside the encroachment prone area.
Govt to invest Rs 5,000 cr to set
up 8K towers in NE
New Delhi, June 17: In a bid to improve telecom services in the northeastern states,
the government will invest Rs 5,000 crore to set up over 8,000 mobile towers in the
Minister of Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said improving
telecom connectivity in the north east is one of the top priorities of the government.
"In the north east, telecom infrastructure will be strengthened. The government will
set up over 8,000 towers at a cost of Rs 5,000 crore," Prasad told reporters here.
He said the Telecom Commission had cleared the proposal a few days ago.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India had last year recommended an investment
plan to improve services in north east India.
The TRAI recommended a 2 per cent discount on annual licence fees for telecom operators
that cover at least 80 per cent of habitations with a population of 250 and subsidies
for installation of solar power units at telecom towers.
The regulator also recommended investments to provide seamless connectivity across
national highways in the north east region covering Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur,
Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.
State-run companies BSNL and Power Grid Corporation of India recently signed an agreement
to improve telecom connectivity in the region.
Prasad said improving telecom facilities in Naxal-affected areas is also among the
"Providing telecom and Internet connectivity to the north east and Naxal-affected
areas will be high on our priority," Prasad said in a message on Twitter's website.
The Telecom Commission has approved the long-pending project of installing mobile
towers in nine Naxal-hit states, for which BSNL had submitted an estimate of Rs 3,241
crore, which was higher than Rs 3,046 crore approved by the Cabinet. The project
will be placed before the Cabinet for final approval. PTI
APC-APUWJ seek policy decision
Felix, Pul assure support
ITANAGAR, Jun 17: The state government has always been supportive of the media as
it serves as a bridge between the government and the people, said GoAP spokesman
and IPR department Parliamentary Secretary Bamang Felix when representatives of the
state’s media fraternity called on him to seek policy decision regarding IPR department.
Terming the memorandum submitted by Arunachal Press Club (APC) president Chopa Cheda
and APC-APUWJ chief advisor Pradeep Kumar as genuine, Felix said that he would move
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki immediately as the matter regarding implementation of Information
& Publicity Policy 1999 that requires fund allocation to the IPR department for making
payment of all advertisement bills would require policy decision.
The duo drew Felix’s attention that due to violation of the Information & Publicity
Policy 1999 and non-allocation of fund for the purpose to the DIPR, the media organizations
have been incurring huge losses as the departments pay the bills whimsically, bills
remain unpaid for years and ultimately turn bad debts.
Citing the example that in most of the states the ad bills are cleared quarterly,
the APC and APUWJ have been pursuing the GoAP on the issue since 2004 but without
any tangible result so far.
However, Felix asked the IPR secretary Dani Salu to immediately put up the file for
him to take it up with the government seriously for fulfilling all genuine demands.
When pointed out that many central government establishments based within the state
were routing their ads through agencies located outside causing losses to the local
media organizations, Felix assured to take up the matter with appropriate authorities.
Later the duo also called on Health & Family Welfare Minister Kalikho Pul to draw
his attention to the fact that various GoAP agencies, like NRHM, APSACS, SSA, Malaria,
TB, NPEB etc have been issuing ads much below the DIPR’s approved rate, that too
few ads annually, though such organizations basically aim at massive publicity.
Responding to the memorandum, Pul assured that there would be no injustice to the
media and he would initiate immediate steps to redress the grievances.
DC issues order for phase-wise development of Ziro valley
ZIRO, June 17: In a bid to develop Ziro-Hapoli Township in a planned manner, Lower
Subansiri Deputy Commissioner (DC) Krishna Mohan Uppu has issued an order under section
133 Cr.PC and instructed Town Planner, Ziro to frame the building bye-laws in accordance
with National Building Code (NBC) of India within a month.
The bye laws would be applicable to all new construction, addition, alteration to
existing buildings and change of occupancy, land use regulation, planning and development
of land. Further, no private or public building would be allowed to construct or
developed within Hapoli Township without prior approval from the UD department.
The EE, Power and EE, PHED have been instructed not to give water and electricity
connection to any building or house, be it private or government, without clearance
from the Fire Department and subsequent Completion Certificate (CC) by the UD department.
The DC asked all HoDs, CO (Dev), Ziro and DLR & SO to submit the list of government
land encroachment, unauthorized construction, illegal occupation of government quarters,
circuit houses, inspection bungalows/govt. land in Hapoli Township to the ‘estate
officer’ (ADC, Ziro) within 15 days. The defaulters will be initiated action under
Arunachal Pradesh Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) Act, 2003.
Lamenting the construction activities in the agricultural land (paddy fields) in
the Ziro Valley (other than the notified Hapoli Township) thereby disturbing the
physical environment of the community, he insisted for permissions for the same in
exceptional circumstances in larger public interest which shall only be granted by
the Deputy Commissioner (DC), Ziro. Earlier, DC held a meeting the SP, all administrative
officers, including ADC, COs to discuss the issues. DIPRO
Tsering reviews hydro projects implementation
ITANAGAR, June 17: Hydro Power Development Parliamentary Secretary Phurpa Tsering
convened a review meeting today at Conference Hall of Jal Didyut Bhawan here to know
current position of power generation and progress of ongoing projects across the
Parliamentary Secretary asked the departmental officers to work selflessly for generating
more power from small hydro electric projects adding that the state largely depends
on hydro power for generating revenue.
Secretary Power Kaling Taying suggested the officers to achieve the target by utilizing
the available resources and man power judiciously.
Pura Tupe, Chief Engineer (Western Zone), hydro power department gave a power point
presentation on the status of various projects under Prime Minister’s package and
the issues pertaining to the department. Lipe Ete, Chief Engineer (Eastern Zone),
hydro power also spoke on the occasion. All the superintendent engineers and executive
engineers both civil and electro-mechanical from all districts also participated.
Moyong convenes coordination meeting with PRIs
PASIGHAT, June 17: 38-Pasighat MLA Kaling Moyong convened a coordination meeting
with the PRIs at DC’s conference hall today. The meeting was presided over by the
DPDO Rajesh Panyang and attended by the ZPC, ZPMs, AS Chairpersons, ASMs and Gram
Panchayat leaders of Bosing and Bogong Banggos.
Emphasizing the role of Panchayat leaders in implementation of various rural development
projects, MLA Moyong urged the leaders to work with utmost sincerity, dedication
and devotion. He advised them to conduct awareness program at village level to make
the rural people aware of the various RD program and schemes. We must avail maximum
benefits from the union government to raise the living standard of our people, he
added. On the occasion he remembered the esteemed contribution of Dr. Daying Ering
who pioneered the three-tier Panchayati Raj movement. He said that considering the
recommendation of the Daying Ering Commission (1965), North-East Frontier Agency
Panchayat Raj Regulation Act was passed by the Parliament and put on implementation
by the government of India in 1967. As per provision in this Act, the Agency Council
was formed as apex level followed by Zilla Parishads at District level, Anchal Samitis
at Block level and Gram Panchayat at village level.
Moyong exhorted PRIs to work together in proper coordination so that the fruits of
the schemes percolate down to the real beneficiaries.
ZPC Kaling Dai presented a brief report on plan and achievements. He appraised the
MLA and handed over copies of decisions, proposal and resolutions adopted so far
and further informed that frequent transfers of DC’s during last one year hampered
many developments in the district.
He committed to extend full cooperation to the newly elected MLA for betterment of
the rural people. All the ZPMs also spoke and shared their suggestions on the occasion.
‘MIFF in Arunachal Pradesh’ begins today
ITANAGAR, June 17: The Parliamentary Secretary for IPR, Printing and Education Bamang
Felix will be inaugurating the Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) - Arunachal
edition at Hotel Tosum Naharlagun on June 18. Films Division, Ministry of Information
and Broadcasting, Government of India in collaboration with the Directorate of Information
and Public Relations, Government of Arunachal Pradesh is organizing the festival.
Like most film festivals, entry will be free for the viewers. The three-day festival
“MIFF in Arunachal Pradesh” will screen selected and many award winning films of
Mumbai International Film festival, featuring documentary, short and animation films.
“MIFF in Arunachal Pradesh’’ will showcase some of the finest cinematic works realized
in the last eight years throughout the world and thus presents an opportunity for
cinema lovers and children of the state to watch these films. Many local directors
and producers of the state will also be attending the festival. The Festival will
also features three documentary films on Arunachal Pradesh.
It’s a maiden attempt in Arunachal Pradesh. The festival has already been organized
in some of the North Eastern states like Sikkim, Maipur and Nagaland.
The Film titled, “The Little Terrorist (Oscar Nominated), directed by Ashvin Kumar
will be the inaugural film of the festival. DIPR
Rally on disaster preparedness organized at Longding town
ITANAGAR, Jun 17: Longding District Students' Union (LDSU) in collaboration with
District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) office organized a day-long mass rally
on 'Disaster Preparedness' at Longding town today.
Hundreds of students including the executive members of the Longding Dist. Students'
Union and the staff of DDMA actively took part in the awareness campaign to know
about the disaster.
The Deputy Commissioner who was present on the occasion urged residents to maintain
eco-friendly atmosphere and also suggested to stop the hunting and killing of wild
ADC warned the citizens not to construct dwelling houses in the govt. official allotted
land. The DDMO briefed about the disaster and suggested to cultivate the Agri-land
with proper irrigational channel in order to avoid soil-erosion.
Manlem Wangsu, President, LDSU exhorted youth to work like a Rescue Team in the need
of hour for the interest of the society and to stay aware and alert about disaster
or natural calamity.
BSNL yesterday lodged an FIR against PWD contractors for destroying underground cables
and pillars at Chimpu and O point in Itanagar. As per the sources about 1600 Service
lines have been affected because of digging works carried out with the help of excavators.
Telecom giant claimed that contractors never intimated them before the start of
the work. BSNL also added that no compensation has been paid by the State Government
for the damages caused by its works departments since 2011.
This incident is one of the glaring examples of how the agencies do not work in
tandem. PWD should have coordinated with BSNL to avoid such loss of properties. In
the past there have been instances when water pipeline got damaged due to the excavation
work carried out to construct drain along the highway. BSNL themselves has been accused
of damaging road while laying optical fibre. Instead of indulging in blame game,
these agencies should properly coordinate among themselves, so that works executed
by one do not hamper infrastructure of others.
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ADC should be seen as a welcome step in bridging the gap
This is in response to the news published in your daily ‘SUMA says no to autonomous
First, the Student’s Union body said that, ‘already separate departments have been
created for Tirap & Changlang and Department of Karmik and Adhyatmik Affairs with
special developmental package for the development of the regions/Districts. Yes,
technically true. But, the issue of backwardness and underdevelopment cannot be solved
just out by creating an institutions or departments. The pertinent issue is ‘execution
and operational part’. Who operates the departments and takes the decisions, arrange
And the most important is, ‘How much the local authorities and people have a say
on such development plans allocations? The departments for Tirap and Changlang might
have been created but it seems people and local authorities of Tirap and Changlang
has no direct participation and freedom for decision making in the affairs of the
said departments. Every affairs is under strict control of state government and head
of the departments who lives in Itanagar, 100s of kms away from the districts.
As Late. Shri Rajiv Gandhi, PM of India once said, “that for every rupee sent to
the common man, only 17 paise reached him”. Thus the debate is on delivery system
in welfare schemes. I remember during the recent election people admitting that they
don’t know about DoTC, the location of the office or the officers.
This clearly indicates the failure in execution part and need of demand of empowering
the local authorities and people in planning and decision making purpose. This could
lead to better planning and distribution of financial resources without any kind
of hurdles from a middleman. This is what autonomous council promises to give to
the people of backward regions.
Second issue which the article raised is about the threat to peace and communal harmony
within the state due to creation of ADCs. Creation of ADCs or any kind of reservations
for the backward region cannot be seen in the light of communal and unequal treatment.
Instead, it should be seen with the view of upliftment; a kind of support and help
to grow along with the fellow family members.
The need and demand for autonomous councils is purely socio-economic reasons, not
on any communal basis or divide and rule policy. Autonomous Council should be seen
as a welcome step in bridging the gap of development between the advance and poor
districts. The idea of such autonomous council and reservation is to ‘let the backwards
prosper and let forwards continue to prosper, without disturbing or creating any
kind of ill feelings or communal towards each other while observing the normal affairs
of administration within the region/state’. It can be seen as a balance diet for
the balance in development and progress of a state and a way to eliminate the discontent
feelings among the people of backward region arising on account of unequal development
and distribution of resources. It is just a temporal adjustment of government under
sixth schedule of our constitution to provide financial and administrative freedom
for the development of the backward region/districts. This can also be dissolve and
suspended any time by the Governor/president of India on recommendations of the appointed
However, it is equally true, there is no guarantee that with coming of autonomous
councils such problems will be vanish overnight. But, true the autonomous council
will provide a platform for the people of the region to take their own decision in
administrative jurisdiction, financial allocations and distributions and other development
areas. This infact, will empower and uplift the people of the region. Autonomous
Council may give some hope of job opportunities for the youth of the districts who
otherwise may end up their career in wrong path.
Let us all try to feel and understand the problems and conditions of the three districts.
I sincerely appeal to the SUMA and its members to support the demand
of autonomous council. When almost every states of NE like Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura
and Mizoram are getting benefit of development out of sixth schedule (Autonomous
councils) of our constitutions, why can’t our state seek the same benefits? Creating
of ADCs doesn’t mean complete separation from state jurisdiction and control of state
government. As mention above it is just a temporary adjustment.
Need eco-friendly, weather-sensitive, indigenous school uniform
The benefits of a school uniform can be several. Among other factors is oneness.
The same dress instils a sense of oneness, a sense that they belong together. It
is their common identity. Equality – Children will not be able to show off their
wealth by what they wear. It minimizes the superior-inferior complex, which usually
goes with the kind of dress that people wear. Identity – School Uniform serves as
a mark of identity. The management, the students, the driver, the locality know who
is who by the look of the School Uniform. This is especially useful for identification
of small kids. I guess these are the chief benefits of School Uniforms.
The hurting side of school uniform:
We also have to acknowledge that bad choices of School uniforms bring sufferings
instead of blessings. Just think of this, for reference. This month June is now unbearably
hot. And of course you are aware hundreds of Indians die each year because of summer
heat. But each morning you are seeing off your precious little children all dressed
up. The vest, shirt, tie, socks and all-weather black shoes. And on top of all these
there comes a heavy bag of books. And mind you, not all schools have fans. And if
they do, there are power cuts on daily basis! I am convinced that it is God’s grace
that children can carry on like this!
Now whose decision is this? Our children are subjected to dress from top to bottom
in the heat of summer and are sent to study, to learn, to do Math problems! Surely
you and I do cannot dress like this!
Therefore, the time has come for us to consider for a change. Now how about a more
eco-friendly, weather-sensitive, indigenous school uniform? Why not go for a uniformed
cotton T-Shirt, Sandal, uniformed shorts? Will it not be more sensible in this tropical
summer? Of course, you can keep the tie and the polished shoe for special events.
You may order your jackets or sweater for a chill day.
May we suggest that the school owners and management bodies re-consider the uniforms
so that children can breathe better next summer? Trust you are part of the people
who bring good changes. And we shall remain grateful to every leader who works to
make learning easier and child-friendly.
Aphu A Ngwazah, Miao
Let us have ADC
This is in response to SUMA’s opposition of granting of Patkai and Mon autonomous
district councils. It is unfortunate on the part of the association to come out against
the long standing and much needed demand for the trouble torn districts of Tirap,
Changlang and Longding.
While appreciating the emerging popularity of SUMA for its noble endeavor, the unions
and associations based in state capital are expected to have a holistic attitude
towards the issues beyond Itanagar and its politics.
We all will be naïve to the realities of insurgency, that the creation of one department
is a one stop solution.
The highlighted department DOTC was created solely on the behest of the Central government
after taking stock of the developmental activities getting hampered due to insurgency.
But post-creation of DOTC has rather invited more deprivation by the state government.
The state has stopped placing funds totally in Annual Operation Plan (AOP) in all
the departments with regard to the three districts leaving behind a miserable conditions.
The state has failed in all fronts to accommodate and deliver to the needs of our
I appeal SUMA and its members to try not to sabotage the speedy process of granting
us the much anticipated Patkai Autonomous district council. The union or association
has no right to hinder any democratically placed demand by any weaker section for
better avenues and representation within the ambit of the state and the Union of
We are profoundly grateful to Pema Khandu and Union minister of state for home Kiren
Rijiju for taking up the issue and we appeal them to expedite the process.
The union or association having different view on the subject are always welcomed
to these districts and have interactions with the people to understand the pros and
cons of getting autonomous district councils. They should rather appreciate and come
out in support of the popular demand of their fellow brothers and sisters of Arunachal