Five minor girls from Bordumsa rescued at Itanagar
CHANGLANG, June 25: The Changlang police rescued five minor girls from Itanagar yesterday
and registered criminal case against three persons for ‘trafficking’ these girls
from Bordumsa, according to an official release.
Acting on a complaint, a Police team of Bordumsa Police station arrived Itanagar,
rescued all five minor girls between 9 to 15 years of age. The girls were safely
handed over to their parents after medical examination, the release added.
Meanwhile, criminal case against Ladu Yekar of Daporijo, Taro Jeram of Nacho colony,
Itanagar and Apo Jeram of Leki village, Nirjuli have been registered at Bordumsa
Police Station for trafficking these girls from Bordumsa through one lady named Papu
Rani ( who is no more) and keeping them as domestic help in Itanagar. Further investigation
is going on. One of the accused is in govt. service as AE (PWD), the release said
Changlang SP has appreciated good work done by Bordumsa Police under supervision
of its Officer-in-Charge SI SK Singh.
Power Dept. blamed for deplorable power situation at Seppa
ITANAGAR, June 25: All East Kameng Students’ Union (AEKSU) claimed that a blackout-like
situation was prevailing in Seppa township for the last many days due to poor or
non-supply of electricity.
Blaming the uncaring attitude of the higher authority of Power Department for the
deplorable power situation in the district headquarters, AEKSU said that daily life
of people of the district headquarters has become standstill due to erratic or non-supply
“Household items like TVs, Refrigerators and other modern electronic gadgets, including
mobile handsets have become useless in Seppa due to non-supply of electricity,” the
students union said, and threatened to launch democratic movement if the power situation
is not improved immediately.
Carrying of weapons banned
ITANAGAR, June 26: The District Magistrate Itanagar Capital Complex Mige Kamki in
exercise of power conferred upon him under Section 144 Cr. P.C. has banned carrying
of weapons like dao, knife, khukari etc and licensed firearms by any person(s) with
them/ in their vehicles for a period of one week or until further order, whichever
is earlier vide an executive order. The S.P. Capital is also directed to enforce
Road link disrupted
SEPPA, June 25: The Seppa-Chayangtajo NEC road has been blocked at various locations
due to landslide triggered by incessant rain from June 15 to 22 last. Heavy landslide
caused by overflow of stream at Pakke Point also washed out the formation of the
road on June 21 night.
However, M/s Gammon India Ltd has already pressed machineries into service to keep
the road open. DIPRO
GSU team visit girls’ hostel
ITANAGAR, June 25: A 4-member Galo Students’ Union (GSU) team visited the Girls’
Hostel of Govt. Higher Secondary School, Aalo today to take stock of the various
problems faced by the boarders of the hostel.
Being inquired, it was informed that although boarders are receiving stipend they
have never received other grants like sanitary napkins etc. They also informed the
team that there is scarcity of water and insufficient toilet in the hostel. The hostel
is also in dilapidated condition for want of maintenance, the release said.
While drawing attention of the West Siang DDSE on the problems faced by the girl
students, GSU urged the DDSE to provide sanitary napkins to girl students and also
maintain the hostel building regularly.
MLA reviews project implementation
KOLORIANG, June 25: In his maiden visit to 21-Koloriang (ST) Assembly Constituency
after being elected as MLA Pani Taram interacted with all HoDs in a co-ordination
meeting held on June 21 at Koloriang.
He reviewed the ongoing schemes and projects under his constituency and expressed
displeasure over some pending works. He urged the executing agencies to complete
all the pending works, check and monitor the works physically and not to sign documents
relating to works which did not follow the laid down guidelines. He also urged the
officials to remain at their respective posting places for all round development
of the District as a whole and 21-Koloriang (ST) A/C in particular.
He emphasized on public oriented schemes and stressed the need of consultation with
stakeholders while preparing any kind of schemes. He also stated that PR leaders
are well aware of the ground realities therefore we should take them into confidence
for successful execution of works and for tangible development of the area. He assured
to extend every possible help to each and every department. DIPRO
Social service cum gathering of ex-JNVians
DAPORIJO, June 25: A mass social service cum gathering of passed out JNV students
from Upper Subansiri district was held at Megdong JNV School.
Debate and discussions were held to bring unity and integrity among the students
of JNVs of Upper Subansiri for smooth and better functioning of the school.
The students cleaned the school and hostel campus by disposing off the garbage and
clearing the drains and roadside weeds/jungle of the school road.
AAPSU gives 24 hours time, demands termination of SDPO
Bandh cripples normal life
ITANAGAR, June 25: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) today gave 24 hours
time to the Govt for termination of SDPO Bomge Kamduk for his alleged assault on
AAPSU president Kamta Lapung inflicting head injury here today. Lapung was physically
manhandled by police personnel led by SDPO Kamduk when he (Lapung) was trying to
enter Police Station demanding fair treatment and release of activists detained by
the police during its 12 hours capital bandh today, said AAPSU general secretary
Biru Nasi. The AAPSU GS was addressing the mediapersons in a hurriedly convened
press meet at Press Club here this evening in the wake of arrest of AAPSU president
and his alleged manhandling. “Our seven point charter of demand will be remained
the same, however we are also demanding immediate termination of SDPO Kamduk”, Nasi
Nasi informed that decision to give 24 hours bandh relaxation after its 12 hours
capital bandh is taken considering the hardship faced by the public during the bandh
Nasi accompanied by All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) president Byabang Joram hinted
that bandh may be resumed from 5 pm tomorrow if the AAPSU president Kamta Lapung
and other activists who were languishing in Jullang district jail were not released
and their demands are not met.
Nasi strongly condemned the conduct of responsible police officer, who, according
to Nasi, took the law into his own hand by charging AAPSU president without slight
On being enquired, the general secretary said, “Our fight is not against people,
we are ready to roll back if government agrees to fulfill our demands”.
AAPSU denied involvement of car burning incident at E sector and said that their
activists were clearly instructed not to resort to such condemnable acts. It said
that few miscreants may be involved while taking undue advantage to tarnish AAPSU
AAPSU called for the 12 hours capital bandh to protest non fulfillment of its seven
point charter of demands by the state government. AAPSU’s demands included discontinue
of the appointment of Chairman and vice chairman, early release of stipend, white
paper on financial status, uninterrupted power and drinking water supply. The bandh
crippled the normal lives in the Capital with public and private vehicles were off
the road. Apart from altercation and detention of activists, stray incident of violence
like stone pelting, damage and burning down of car were also reported during the
12 hours Capital bandh.
Throwing the weight behind the apex students union, All Nyishi Students’ Union and
Arunachal Law Students Union strongly condemned the physical charges on Lapung and
extended solidarity with AAPSU in their demands. ALSU said such action from law protector
is unwarranted and can destroy relation between police and student communities.
Byaling launches tirade against AAPSU
ITANAGAR, June 25: Home Minister Tanga Byaling while talking to press persons this
afternoon came down heavily on AAPSU and stated that, “Though, democracy guarantees
the right to protest but it doesn’t approve the method of violence.”
He alleged that AAPSU activist’s burn down vehicles by forcefully taking them out
from garages and parking areas which is very wrong practice. Byaling also rebuffed
the seven point charter of demands made by the AAPSU. “The demands made by the union
are not at all valid because they are the daily routines of the government works.”
He also said that AAPSU is not supposed to run a parallel government, “hence to demand
a white paper to the government is not at all valid.”
When asked about the possibility of negotiating with the student union, Byaling said,
“There is no provision for negotiation with them as their demands are not genuine.
Had they been talking about the educational sectors then we could have appreciated
He also said that earlier government through a Parliamentary Secretary and also with
the help of Kumar Waii, RWD minister had tried to talk with the AAPSU. “But they
never turned up for the negotiation,” claimed Byaling.
Meanwhile, Byaling also informed that one-day salary of those government employees
have been cut off, who failed to attend their respective offices on the day of bandh.
Spices Board approves establishment of Mini Spices Park at Itanagar
ITANAGAR, June 25: The Spices Board of India has given its approval for the establishment
of a Mini Spices Park for Ginger at Itanagar in collaboration with the State Government,
informed Spices Board member from the North Eastern region Dr. Hatobin Mai.
He also said that the land for the same will be provided by the State Government
and the Spices Board will give technical and strategic support for the establishment
of the Mini Spices Park.
During the meeting held at Kochi on June 23 last, Dr Mai called for restructuring
and revamping the Spices Board to increase its outreach in the potential states of
the North Eastern Region with special emphasis on Arunachal Pradesh. He mentioned
that the policy framework of the Spices Board has to be aligned with the challenges
of the Region. He highlighted the difficult climatic conditions of the North Eastern
Region like prolonged monsoon season and vulnerabilities to natural disasters which
pose unique challenges to the cultivators. He appealed for “a proper safety net for
the cultivators in the form of increased subsidies, infrastructure provisions and
other related factors which may be specially considered for the Region”.
The Spices Board should also initiate major training and awareness drives towards
working in better co-ordination with all the stakeholders like the cultivators and
other Governmental and Non Governmental Agencies, Dr.Mai said.
Other concerns like proper marketing linkages to increase export competitiveness
of the Region were also placed for consideration of the Board. While calling for
revising the existing schemes which are nominal in nature Dr. Mai also requested
the Board to consider special schemes for Skill Development, Technology Upgradation
and Entrepreneurship Development.
The Board assured that infrastructure development and optimum manpower deployment
in the Region will be undertaken in a phased manner. The Board also resolved that
more emphasis will be given to NE States for organic spices and a proper road map
will be prepared from here onwards and awareness programmes like interstate field
visits of farmers and other stakeholders would be taken up soon. The Board would
also set up Spices Parks in Meghalaya and Manipur.
While focussing on the natural menaces to cultivation in Arunachal Pradesh, Dr. Mai
stressed on an integrated approach to provide requisite infrastructure for mitigation
of the same for the benefit of the cultivators. The Board in response resolved to
initiate a Pilot Programme to safeguard the large cardamom plantations in the state
by providing barbed wire fencings to farmers. The Board sought details from the Horticulture
Department of the state to formalize this programme for early implementation.
In a separate meeting with Dr. A Jayathilak, Chairman of Spices Board, India Dr.Mai
discussed other issues in detail. The Chairman hoped that inclusion of a member from
the North Eastern Region in Spices Board would strengthen the scope of the Board
in the future. The Chairman also informed Dr. Mai that a Board Meeting will be convened
in Arunachal Pradesh soon where a large expert’s delegation will come to the state
to explore its potential.
School authority expels erring principal
DAPORIJO, June 25: The Principal of Si Donyi Public School Daporijo accused of keeping
19 students in illegal confinement after beating them has been expelled from the
school. Action was also taken against other staff involved in the incident.
While informing about the drastic step taken against the erring principal and other
staff of the school, the school authority said that whoever will try to disturb the
peaceful atmosphere of the school will not be left unpunished. No incident of this
kind will be repeated in the school in near future, the school authority assured.
“We will put our best effort to impart quality education to the students and create
homely atmosphere in the hostel campus,” the school authority added.
The parents have welcomed the decision of school authority for taking immediate action
against the principal and initiating stern action against other staff involved. They
promised to cooperate with the school authority in taking any decision for the welfare
Earlier, All Tagin Students’ Union and the parents and guardians of the victim students
had demanded immediate expulsion of the accused school principal and stern action
against all other staff involved in the incident.
Vehicle checking drive intensified at Pasighat
Obey traffic rules or face penalty:DC
PASIGHAT, June 25: To ensure public safety and strict implementation MV Act 1988
in the district, East Siang DC Nidhi Srivastava has directed all the vehicle owners/operators
to update their documents immediately. Especially helmets and valid documents are
mandatory while on roads. “Either you follow traffic rules, produce your documents
to help you out or be ready to pay the penalty amount to the special magistrate and
police team on duty, the order stated.
She directed the transport authority (DTO) to conduct frequent traffic checking in
various locations with the help of magistrates and police personnel to control road
accidents and criminal activities in the township.
Meanwhile, a Naka was put up today near forest gate by the enforcing team, comprising
of Gobi Nyicyor, Rasalind Pertin (both Magistrates) and N. Ete (MVI) along with police
personnel to check the vehicles and imposed fines to violators. Magistrate Nyicyor
confirmed that 62 MV Act violators were fined and a sum of Rs. 16,200 were collected
from the offenders as penalty. DIPRO
People’s cooperation sought to make Papu Valley a tourists’ hotspot
ITANAGAR, June 25: With Papu river silently meandering through, the scenic beauty
of Papu Valley better known as “rice bowl” of East Kameng has finally caught the
attention of the tourism department as Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism Mama Natung
and Secretary Tourism Dr. Joram Beda along with Govt officers visited the valley
on Sunday with a mission to access its tourism potentiality.
Later both of them addressed the public at Govt Secondary School, Lumdung. Addressing
the people Mama Natung said that development cannot be possible in absence of peace
and tranquility. Papu Valley can be hot tourist spot if its tourism potential is
properly harnessed, he said adding that proposal has already been sent to Delhi
for development of the valley as one of the most attractive tourist destinations.
Sensitizing the people, he cited Atithi Devo Bhavah, a campaign started by the Tourism
Department, under Union Ministry of Tourism with the theme Incredible India, Natung
added that for tourism promotion people of the valley need to be sensitized and develop
friendly and welcoming nature towards tourists. He further said that though the valley
is blessed with rich tourism potential, it would be worthless unless the people cooperate
with officers in the developmental process. Responding to memorandum submitted by
PRI leader seeking adequate fund for tourism promotion of the valley, Parliamentary
Secretary assured to look into each point of the representation and said that he
would discuss it with Tourism Minister.
Secretary Tourism Dr Joram Beda emphasized on the significance of road and communication
in tourism promotion saying that without road infrastructure tourism development
is not possible. Dr. Joram extolled the beauty of Papu valley and appealed to the
people to preserve its natural beauty by refraining from unabated hunting of birds
He also exhorted that the valley has tourism potential, however cooperation from
the public is necessary to make it a reality. He urged the people to pay their attention
towards tourism sector as the tourism is sustainable sector in terms of economic
Former Minister Hari Natung in his address requested both to put extra effort in
making the valley a mega tourist destination. Besides making Papu Valley a mega
tourist destination, approached road to Patha Sadang (water fall) and tourist lodge
in the area are sought by the public in their memorandum. The meeting was attended
by PRI leaders, Goan Burahs and officers.
Apart from meandering Papu River, the valley is abounding with oxbow lakes, migratory
birds and rich aquatic species.
Gadi makes whirlwind tour of his constituency
AALO, June 25: The state PWD Minister Gojen Gadi made whirlwind official visit to
his constituency covering Basar, Tirbin and Daring with effect from June 22 to 24.
During his visit the minister inaugurated the ADC office building at Basar amid huge
Addressing a series of public meetings at Daring, Basar and Tirbin, Gadi assured
to take up all developmental issues continuously in the coming five years. “The people
of the area has given me the mandate time and again and I will continue to work for
the cause of my people with better responsibility and commitment to address all core
issues that confront them,” he said. He also asked all the executing agencies to
ensure quality of work in all CSS schemes that are underway in the area to create
good assets under Basar subdivision.
Earlier, Youth Congress Party, Seva Dal, Panchayat leaders, senior citizens, Mahila
Congress and public leaders accorded warm reception to the ministers at different
places. The Minister also visited the Samadhi of late Todak Basar, ex-minister and
paid floral tribute. DIPRO
3rd workshop on city sanitation action plan held
PASIGHAT, June 25: The 3rd workshop on City Sanitation Action Plan of Pasighat Municipal
Council was organized today under the chairmanship of the Chief Councillor Denong
Tamuk in the PMC conference hall. Around 40 participants including Chairman Zila
Parishad Kaling Dai, officers from various departments and members of City Sanitation
Task Force (CSTF) attended the workshop. The main objective of the workshop was to
explain the various interventions required to solve the sanitation issues of the
city, various funding options for the identified projects and their implementation
Delhi based consultant, Intercontinental Consultants and Technocrats Pvt. Ltd (ICT
Pvt. Ltd) presented the City Sanitation Action Plan. Tani Taloh, Municipal Secretary
initiated the workshop and Municipal Executive Officer, PMC, conducted the proceedings
of the workshop and briefed all participants about the sanitation plan project.
Chief Councilor, PMC, delivered the opening remarks and explained the participants
about the importance of preparing City Sanitation Action Plan (CSAP) and shown their
interest to make CSAP successful and implementable. The ICT representatives (Dr.
Krishna Pal, Deepa Tripathi and Prabhakar Kumar) made power-point presentation. The
CSAP is being prepared for the horizon year 2038 and the current project will be
completed by the end of July 2014 and will be submitted to state government for approval.
After that the project will be submitted to Central Government for final approval.
After the presentation Chief Councillor Denong Tamuk, Municipal Executive Officer
Rajesh Panyang and Chairman Zila Parishad appreciated the initiative of City Sanitation
Action Plan and emphasized the importance of plan and the integration of various
components of sanitation and shown their interest to implement the plan as soon as
DFSMC reviews activities
AALO, June 25: District Agriculture Officer Tomi Basar had convened a review meeting
of the District Food Security Mission Committee under the chairmanship of Deputy
Commissioner cum Chairman DFSMC M K Sahoo at his office chamber on June 23 last.
The meeting was also attended by Er. Tame Tasing, EE WRD, Karyom Doji, DHO, Kiran
Kumar, Scientist KVK Basar, Doi Ado, former minister and officers from agriculture
department and progressive farmers.
Presiding over the meeting, Sahoo underlined the need for imparting necessary trainings
to the farm community where the farmers could utilize the knowledge in field conditions.
He also urged the department to pick the needy and deserving farmers through field
level workers to whom the agriculture inputs could be provided to encourage them
and suggested the department to introduce new innovative ideas which could be added
technologies to the farmers. Doi Ado, former minister, lauded the DAO and his team
of officers for their tremendous efforts in smooth implementation of the programme
and exhorted the need to reach out to the farmers in remote areas to educate them
and expand the paddy cultivation areas.
Tomi Basar, DAO said that the department will put relentless efforts to educate the
farmers at field conditions to disseminate the technologies of modern farming to
bring about noticeable changes in the farm production. He also sought suggestions
from the members which could be instrumental in timely and smooth implementation
of rice intensification programme. Jumdo Jini, Nodal Officer DFSMC, made power presentation
on the status of the programme wherein various activities under NFSM in the district
were displayed. DIPRO
Home Minister Tanga Byaling deserves some applause for his continuous effort to make
capital complex crime free city. In a major decision, home minister Byaling yesterday
directed Superintendent of police to ensure checking of all vehicles irrespective
of any class or position. Taking serious note of the report that some UG/miscreants
are using vehicles fitted with red beacon and even police escort team to easily cross
the check gates, Byaling directed strict checking of VIP vehicles.
With home minister strongly backing police force, there is general hope that situation
will improve in capital complex in days to come. There is urgent need to take stringent
measures to bring down crime rate in capital. Politicians have to take first step
in this regard. They should stop interfering in the work of police. One of the main
reasons for increase in crime rate is patronization of criminals by politicians.
If this stops, crime will naturally come down.
----Readers Forum ----
Democracy, citizens and vote
Democracy as defined by the constitution is for the people, by the people and of
the people. True to the above lines, India being a Democratic country represents
people from all sections of society. Right to vote is the right given to every citizen
of India to elect their representatives. Voting is the basic right of an individual
and this right should be used judiciously in order to elect a representative, government
or leader. One should introspect what we have achieved in the past years under the
leadership and governance of the chosen leader whether he/she has fulfilled the promises
and has met with the expectations of the people or not, or whether it was just a
political gimmick to attract the vote banks.
Before elections massive campaigns, rallies and Dharnas are held, different political
parties have their mandates, arguments and discussions, in fact there is a marathon
going on for the party tickets and filing of nominations.
The Netas spend sleepless nights in pursuit to gain the political power or better
described as “Khursi”. With the declaration of Election dates, political parties
create different manifestoes promising social, economic and political development,
better living standard, special development packages and schemes.
Before the voting, it is in the hands of Aam aadmi to seal the fate of candidates.
We as a common people has a major Contribution in changing the dimension of Nation-State
Politics, the trend of money exchange in terms of vote has been very disrespectful
act in last decades. We should lend our hand forward and ask for development instead
of accepting money and should discourage any other indulging in such act. Our country
being a democratic country has given full Liberty to its people to franchise; vote
and elect, the right person who can bring hopes to the millions.
The Election Commission of India has been taking a greater part in curbing the process
of money flow during Elections and many laws had been passed to protect the right
Democracy and its true meaning is being tarnished by the politicians in broader sense
but not to point fingers on politicians alone, it is the wrong trend set by the people
that has led to such a niche of ‘paisa do vote lo’.
Every citizen of state-nation should ask themselves one basic question; has the Government
really justified the meaning of democracy.
One must not forget that the Constitution of India has given us the freedom to fight
and there is no offence in fighting, for the right cause.
(J.E PRIs), Bhalukpong
Come out of the SUVs
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to appreciate the bandh call executed by
AAPSU. Since Arunachal Pradesh doesn’t have strong opposition party in Legislative
assembly, the role of AAPSU is really appreciable.
Our government never pay attention to public grievances even though we are going
through many problems like worse road condition in capital complex, shortage of electricity,
water, destruction of forest and earth cutting.
We dont have air conditions in our homes to remain cool in summer and luxurious SUV
to travel in capital roads.
To give a better look to capital, it hardly needs a year. I think Itanagar is the
worst capital in India in terms of development.
Last but not the least I would like to add that it’s very easy to say but hard to
accomplish''. Hope our beloved leaders will come out from SUVs!
Toying Pertin, Itanagar
I would urge some of the unregistered organizations to stop defaming the name of
DDSE West Siang unnecessarily.
If there is any truth behind their allegations, it will all come out soon as the
case is under strict vigilance of the administration concern. The unnecessary allegations
on a reputed officer of West Siang will not be tolerated at any cost.
I appeal all the civil society to let the truth be unearthed through proper investigation
by the administration.
President , All Aalo Youth Welfare
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to salute the staff of the Pasighat dispensary,
AH & Veterinary Department.
Everyone has been helpful and sincere, right from the vet to the peon. I hope others
would also follow such kind of good trend in their office or dispensary because animal
are essential for survival of mankind.