June 04

Capital DC’s mother dies

ITANAGAR, Jun 03: Yapu Kamki, mother of Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner Mige Kamki died at the age of about 90 years here yesterday.

All the officers and staff of Capital Administration expressed condolences on the passing away of mother of the Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner.

They observed two minutes silence as a mark of respect for the departed soul and prayed for her eternal peace.

Itanagar Market Welfare Association (IMWA) on behalf of the business community here conveyed heartfelt condolence to the Deputy Commissioner on death of his beloved mother.

The business community of Itanagar downed their shutters for two hours and observed one minutes silence along with IMWA members and as mark of respect to late Yapu Kamki. They also prayed to almighty to rest her departed soul in peace.


BJP dismisses NYP claim

ITANAGAR, June 3: Anjaw district unit of Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) has suggested National Youth Project to monitor their Cardamam Project in Anjaw properly to ensure that there are no irregularities in the scheme.

Reacting to a press statement of NYP claiming that it had provided market linkage to cardamom farmers in the year 2011-12 to bring a total turn out of Rs.1.67 crore, the district BJP unit said that in reality, no such market linkage was provided at the ground.

Describing the press statement as false and misleading, the party further suggested NYP to show progress of six months to the District Administration and Horticulture Departments of Anjaw.

The fund meant for purpose should not be misused and all the details of schemes along with DPR be made available to District Administration and implementing Horticulture department to maintain transparency, the party added.


Training prog inaugurated

ITANAGAR, Jun 3: Dorjee Phuntso, Assistant Director, Textile & Handicrafts West Kameng district has inaugurated a three-week capacity building training programme on cloth weaving and one-week pickle making training under Border Area Development Programme (BADP) for West Kameng at Bomdila yesterday.  

Koj Habung, Development Officer Sericulture and Purpa Tsering Extension Officer, Industry, also attended the prgramme. The Training program was sponsored by the Department of Skill Development & Employment Generation, Govt Arunachal Pradesh, and organized by Manghi Welfare Society.

While addressing the gathering, Dorjee Phuntso, suggested that trainees should take maximum benefit of training and develop skill for self income generation. He also instructed trainees to attend the training regularly.

Ngurang Kagung, Programme Coordinator of the  Manghi Welfare Society highlighted the importance of the capacity building training programme for the people living along the International Border under West Kameng district.


RMNCH+A activities reviewed

ITANAGAR, June 3: The activities under Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH+A) in the state were reviewed in a meeting at Mission Director of National Health Mission office today.

Issues pertaining to maternal and child health as well as adolescent were discussed thoroughly along with district specific strategic approach to ensure equal focus.

Special Secretary (Health) Dr Tariq Thomas, who presided over the meeting, stressed on maintaining quality of services at all level by strengthening the system. He also gave emphasis on follow up and timely review of any work programme to find out the actual shortcomings. He also suggested for reinforcing effort in those poor performing districts.

Dr. Thomas also emphasized on providing training to medical staff to equip them with necessary knowledge and information.

NHM Director PN Thungon urged all the staff to work in a missionary zeal and spirit to achieve the goal. He also suggested for strengthening ASHA component and community outreach activities.

Nodal officer (NHM) Dr D. Padung informed that out of the four high priority districts, Kurung kumey and Upper Siang have improved in many front like health care delivery as well as in dissemination of IEC activities.

UNICEF consultant Narendra Jangra explained on standard supervision and analysis tool.



ITANAGAR, Jun 03: National Students Union of India (NSUI) unit of Arunachal Pradesh attended the union’s national convention ‘Dristikun’ held in New Delhi on May 27 and 28.

The programme aimed at recognizing best services rendered by the district presidents of NSUI was inaugurated by former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.

AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi presented awards to the nominees in recognition of their services towards the party on the concluding day. Rahul urged NSUI leaders and member to work united for better future of the party and its members.

NSUI units of all the states of the country attended the programme, according to a state NSUI release.


Tree plantation programme

ITANAGAR, June 3: A tree plantation programme was organized at Hara Happa prayer centre under Papum Pare district today. The programme was initiated by Doimukh ZPM Tana Yayo and Range Forest Officer Doimukh, Chukhu Tanya. The pastor and officials of prayer centre were also present on the occasion.


Kena visits Kangku, inaugurates CO office building

ITANAGAR, June 3: Parliamentary Secretary for Transport Jomde Kena recently inaugurated the newly constructed Circle Office building, Police out-post, residential building and staff quarters of circle office at Kangku under West Siang district. In his speech, Kena appreciated the contractors for proper construction of office building. He sought support of the people of Kangku circle for all round development of the circle.

While inaugurating the buildings, Kena announced financial aid from his MLA LAD Fund to take up work for the construction of IB (consisting of two rooms) fencing and providing of drinking water supply facilities’ in Kangku circle office. Parliamentary Secretary was accompanied by Sub divisional Officer T. Bage, Circle Officer H Diyum, ZPM Kangku Nie Nyicyor and host of other government officials.


ASMs representation to DEO

ITANAGAR, June 3: A group of ASMs of Hija Anchal Samiti, Ziro, in a representation, appealed to the District Election Officer, Panchayat Raj, Lower Subansiri district to appoint another officer in place of present member secretary to preside over a no-confidence motion being moved against the chairperson of Hija Anchal Samity.

The ASMs in their representation alleged that the concern Member Secretary of Hija Anchal Samity, who is the presiding officer for the no confidence motion move, did not turn up on the date of no confidence motion on June 2.

They also urged the DEO (Panchayat Raj) to initiate necessary action against him as per rule.


GAS appeals for protection of wildlife

ITANAGAR, June 3: Expressing concern over the reported hunting of wildlife like birds by air gun and illegal felling of trees in Seijosa area the Ghora- Aabhe Society (GAS) as well as Hornbill Nest Protectors, Seijosa in East Kameng district has appealed to one and all to abstain from such unlawful activities to protect the wildlife and preserve the nature.

“We should respect the conservation efforts of local people of Seijosa.  Our local youths are employed as STPF, Hornbill Nest Protectors, tourist guide because of the  Pakke Tiger Reserve and availability of forest resources,” said the Society in a release.

It is worth mentioning here that the GAS, a local NGO, forest department and PR members are trying their level best to promote Seijosa  area as tourist destination to generate employment for local people by protecting wildlife and natural vegetation.  


News Impact

Arunachal awaits Maggi sample results as states, Army take it off shelves

ITANAGAR, June 3: The Food Safety Officers (FSO) of Arunachal have taken random samples of Maggi noodles of available batches from various places of Arunachal Pradesh on May 21 and 22 under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and dispatched the samples to the laboratory for analysis.  The food analysis report is awaited. Maggi noodles are under country-wide scrutiny for high content of lead and mono-sodium glutamate or MSG, a taste enhancer.

FSO of the state have been directed to lift more samples of various noodles brand including Nestle Maggi noodles for routine checking of   quality standards, reports DIPR.

The Food Safety and Standards Authority is reported to have advised all state governments to test samples of Maggi noodles, which has been caught in controversy since laboratory tests ordered by Uttar Pradesh food inspectors allegedly found eight times as much lead as permissible.

The government has already ordered countrywide tests of Maggi noodle samples amid a growing food-safety panic.

Meanwhile, the Delhi government has said that 10 of 13 packs of noodles it tested were found to have high lead content. Many states like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Bihar, Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh have said they are testing the noodles while Kerala ordered a pullout of Maggi noodles from about 1,300 government-run outlets till there was clarity on quality. Indian Army has also issued advisory to its personnel on Wednesday, asking them not to eat Maggi noodles. Army has also directed its canteens not to sell stock of Maggi noodles till further orders.

Today, tests by food safety officials under the Health Ministry showed permissible levels of lead, though the results of their MSG test is still awaited. A test by the Food and Civil Supplies Ministry is also awaited. The ministry is the final authority in deciding further course of action.

"If the contents are injurious to health and there are complaints, then action will definitely be taken against the company," said Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Minister for Consumer Affairs and Food in an interview to a news channel.  Nestle India has denied that their noodles are unsafe or unhealthy and says that it tests show Maggi noodles is "safe to eat".



Governor unhappy at lack of facilities in Naharlagun Railway Station

New Train but old bogies

ITANAGAR, June 3: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh J P Rajkhowa has expressed displeasure at the lack of facilities in Railway Station, Naharlagun. While on an unannounced visit to the station this evening, he was displeased to find inadequate arrangements at the Station. There was no provision for supply of drinking water, tea, food stuff as not a single shop has licence.

He pointed that although the Railway is new and launched by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi with much fanfare, the wagons are very old. The Station is under-staffed and cleanliness is not in accordance to the vision of Prime Minister’s Swachchh Bharat, he noted.

Interacting with railway officials, the Governor pointed that the bogies should be replaced with new ones, cleanliness must be maintained at all cost and it should be adequately staffed.

Accompanied by First Lady of the State Rita Rajkhowa, the Governor also visited the Naharlagun helipad. (PRO to Governor)



Centre to set up 42 ITBP border outposts

GUWAHATI, June 3: The Centre will set up 42 additional ITBP border outposts (BOP) for strengthening security along the international borders of the North East states along China, said Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju today.

"We have approved the setting up of 37 additional BOPs in Arunachal Pradesh and five in Sikkim. Presently, the BOPs are positioned at a distance of 30 to 40 km from each other. It is difficult for the 40 or so people manning each BOP to monitor the distance between the two posts," he told newsmen here.

The additional BOPs besides strengthening border security will facilitate the people living in those areas, he said, adding the Centre was planning to provide rice, dal and other food items to help them.

"We want to match the border roads with the neighbouring countries. Their roads are very good. Improving the border roads will also facilitate the local people there," Rijiju, who was speaking about the achievements of the year-old Narendra Modi government, said.

The Centre, he said, would also set up integrated check posts (ICP) in all border areas of the northeast states and many spots have already been identified for the purpose.

"The ICPs would be at Moreh in Manipur, Dawki in Meghalaya, Kaladan and Kawarpuchia in Mizoram, Agartala in Tripura, Pangsupass in Arunachal Pradesh and may be at Dhubri and Karimganj in Assam," the central minister said.

The ICPs to be full fledged trading points will facilitate border trade and people from across the border can come there legally, besides establishing relations with the neighbouring countries, Rijiju said.

"Our government has taken expedient steps for setting up the ICPs and establish contact with the neighbouring countries as they have to jointly agree for the posts," he added.

In the smaller bordering areas, haats (small centres) would be set up to facilitate trade across the border, Rijiju said.

The Cabinet Committee on Security in 2006 had approved the setting up of ICPs on entry/exit points along India's international land border as a sanitised zone that has adequate passenger and freight processing facilities.

Stating that there exists a "difficult law and order situation" in the north east region barring Sikkim, the central minister said, "We, therefore, have a programme to reimburse the security issues-related expenditure and so far released Rs 261 crore."

For improving the communication infrastructure and IT sector, Rs 5,000 crore has been earmarked, he added. As part of Modi government's attention on the region, Rijiju said besides national highways, the Centre will also fund important state roads. "The state governments have only to provide the land for them," he said. For the benefit of the local north east contractors and to take care of the employment problem here, he said all road construction packages will be made small to be below Rs 50 crore. A ten per cent mobilisation fund for buying equipment and labour mobilisation would be given, he said, adding a workshop will be held here next month to train qualified local youths. PTI


Students, parents warned of fake and unrecognized educational institutes

ITANAGAR, June 3: The Department of Higher and Technical Education (DTHE), GoAP has warned the students and parents against fake and unrecognized educational institutes.

The students and parents are advised to check official websites of the statutory bodies, which are also made available in the notice board of the DHTE, before getting admission into any educational institute offering courses in higher education, said Director Higher Education T Padu in a release.

He said that many innocent students fall prey to lure of some fake and unrecognized educational institutes/ universities within the country and abroad.

“It has been observed that a number of students are taking admissions in various institutions and universities within the country and abroad for pursuing higher studies in different fields. It has been learnt that some of these institutions aren’t recognized by the appropriate statutory bodies notified for the purpose by the Central Government. Such institutions, universities lure the innocent students by issuing misleading advertisements in various newspapers claiming recognition/ affiliations of some statutory bodies which may not always be correct. Taking admission or pursuing studies in such institutions/ universities may ruin the life of the students as the degrees awarded by them may not officially be recognized, leading to unnecessary wastage of time, money, energy and hope,” the release said.

The students and their parents are warned not to be misled by such advertisements. They are requested to verify the authenticity of such institutions/ universities before taking admission in them through the official websites of the statutory bodies which recognize/ affiliate these institutions.

The websites of some of the statutory bodies are-- www.ugc.ac.in, www.aicte-india.org, www.mciindia.org, www.mohfw.nic.in, www.pci.nic.in, www.coa.gov.in, www.education.nic.in, www.indiannursingcouncil.org, www.barcouncilofindia.org, www.ncte.org, www.icar.org.in, www.vci.nic.in etc.



Tawang for Nepal mission reaches remote village

ITANAGAR, June 3: Tawang for Nepal, a mission initiated by some youths of Tawang, after the completion of it’s relief tour at Doromba circle in Nepal, made its journey towards an untouched village called Kothapay to build shelter in collaboration with Ani Tenzin Tsomo La  for 50 households on May 31.

The team built the shelters for the earthquake victims and also taught the village youths how to build the shelters.  The team also distributed some study materials to the children.

“We were saddened to see the unhealthy condition of the village. There was no water and electricity,” added a member. The villagers are depending on fishing for livelihood and raft is only means of transportation. They could hardly earn Rs. 100 per day  per household, he added.  

“One of the villagers told me that it costs Rs.90 per kg for a kilo of rice and they hardly get the taste of it. There were no sign of ambulance, hospitals and taxis near by and it takes 4 hours to reach nearest  hospital by car, ” a member added.

The team expressed its gratitude to all the supporters including Ani Tenzin Tsomo La, a nun and generous donors  who made the mission possible.



RBI identifies nine districts for rubber plantation in state

ITANAGAR, June 3: The Rubber Board of India (RBI) has identified nine districts of Arunachal Pradesh as suitable for rubber plantation, said Arunachal Pradesh State Rubber Board (APSRB) chairman Likha Maj while addressing the training cum awareness campaign on rubber plantation held at Sangdupota in Papum Pare district today.

Highlighting the Chief Minister’s flagship programme to encourage the rubber cultivation for self-employment,   Maj informed that 50 per cent subsidy is being provided to selected rubber growers as beneficiaries.

Rubber plantation is the most profitable venture and  it is the second most demanded material in  the global market, he said adding that the State Rubber Board has taken up rubber cultivation in cluster  and block levels. Informing that rubber plantation demonstration and training institute along with a modern nursery will be established  in a plot of 100 hectare land soon, he requested the local public  to donate land free of cost for this  purpose.  

Among others, State Rubber Board AGM Toko Togur was also present as resource person.



Underground cable system proposed for Roing town

ROING, June 3: District Electricity Committee (DEC) in a meeting held here yesterday on provisions under Integrated Power Development Scheme and Deen Dayal Upadhyay Grameen Jyoti Yojana proposed for LT (low tension) under ground cable system at Roing Bazar area.

The DEC also proposed for renovation and modernization of the present Power House of Roing and separate feeder for agricultural area for there is no irrigation pump sets in agricultural fields due to non existence of HT (high tension) or LT transmission network in the district.

The Chairman of DEC and MP (Rajya Sabha) Mukut Mithi, who presided over the meeting, said that numbers of villagers had approached him to initiate scheme for electrification of agricultural fields so that the farmers can install pump sets for irrigation purpose.

Earlier, Executive Engineer (Elect),Department of Power, Roing Napi Modi submitted proposal of IPDS scheme with a tentative cost of Rs. 2180.86 lakhs. He has also submitted Need Assessment Document of DDUGJY scheme with tentative cost of Rs. 11,350.51 lakhs. Both the schemes have been approved by the DEC.

DEC members and General Manager of NHPC Roing VK Maini and Manager, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, Roing Kaling Jongkey submitted the status of work done to the DEC Roing for review.

Deputy Commissioner Shiv Kumar, SE (E), Department of Power Tezu and Member Secretary DEC Ginko Lingi ZPC and DEC member Sipi Elapra Linggi also attended the meeting. DIPRO



CRPF reaffirms to maintain peace in Tirap and Longding

KHONSA, June 3: Second-in-Command of 36 Bn. CRPF DK Singh who is currently holding the charge of Commandant of the battalion reaffirmed that the paramilitary forces deployed in Tirap and Longding will maintain peace in the two districts at any cost.

The civilian should not suffer due to any breach of ceasefire of NSCN, he cautioned the jawans during the 47th Raising Day celebration of the battalion Monday here.

Earlier, the Commandant in-charge took salute at the ceremonial parade and after hoisting the forces’ flag at quarter guard.

36 Battalion CRPF was raised on June 1, 1968 at Pfuzero, Nagaland by conversion PAC Battalion.

A film on Sardar Post was screened for the Jawans on the occasion.

A Quiz contest was also organised in which team from all CRPF Companies, including headquarters participated. Questions related to the country, North East, its people and culture, insurgency were asked during quiz. The “F” Coy was declared winner of the contest. DIPRO



East Kameng DEC moots plan to improve power scenario

SEPPA, June 3: The first meeting of the District Electricity Committee (DEC) of the East Kameng district was held at the Kameng Hall here yesterday. The Committee was constituted recently in accordance with the newly launched Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) and the Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS).

Speaking on the occasion, parliamentary secretary, tax and excise, Tapuk Taku  has directed the power department to  take necessary steps for solution to the  power crisis in Pachi and Mebua areas. He also enquired about the power scenario of the town, quality of power supply and about high mast lights which were erected around the town under his initiative.  Taki has urged the department to give top priority on consumers’ satisfaction and agreed to provide support not only to the CFL bulbs distribution proposal but to any innovative initiatives which are pro-people and pro-poor.

Expressing serious concern over the recent Aalo electrocution, he requested the Deputy Commissioner to explore the vulnerable areas along the HT and LT lines and issue relevant order, if necessary, for clearing off any trees or bamboos felling to avoid any unwanted situation.

ZPC M Cheda has made an appeal to the department to give priority to electricity supply to the institutions of importance. He particularly requested to provide power connectivity to the school and health centre of Pachi.

In his address East Kameng Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Kumar Singh has urged the nodal department to work out a detailed and comprehensive plan to ensure electricity supply to every household and agreed to approve and forward any viable proposals.

While enquiring about the reason behind the non-existence of any LT distribution lines in and around the Chayang Tajo circle, he requested for inclusion of it in the proposals.

The DC further informed that beside Pacha hydel the district is getting electricity from Khuppi. “The transmission line has reached Bameng circle. Pachi and Mebua are in en-route to it and if any house is left out then the department could provide the supply through it,” the  DC further said.  

He further said order has been issued for clearance of any trees and bamboos along the transmission lines and the department is executing  the order satisfactorily.

While supporting the proposal of CFL distribution he requested the department to work out a detailed plan giving BPL household top priority as soon as possible.

Earlier, Tasso Hinda, SE Power Department has informed that the main objectives of these two programmes of the Union Power Ministry, namely, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana and the Integrated Power Development Scheme, are basically the same. The  programmes aim to provide 24X7 power supply, connectivity to all and to bring efficiency in power distribution.  Only difference is that the DDUGJY is for rural areas and the IPDS is for urban areas, he added.  

He further informed that the power department, Seppa is looking for setting up of four sub-stations for which land is warranted and the required feasibility survey is being carried out. Both, Tasso Hinda, SE and Made Nalo, EE, Power, have suggested for distribution of CFL bulbs in return of incandescent bulbs to every household. The basic motive is to change the pattern of conventional usage of less power-efficient electronic appliances to more efficient one, both the engineers said. DIPRO  



DoKAA provides incentives to Bhoti language teachers

Tawang, June 3 :  The Department of Karmik and Adhyatmik Affairs (DoKAA), government of Arunachal Pradesh, yesterday, felicitated the Multi Indian Language Teachers (MILT) of the district at a programme organised at DC’s conference hall.

55 Bhoti teachers, SSA Bhoti teachers and 20 voluntary Bhoti teachers were felicitated and rewarded incentives in a bid to boost the morale of the teachers and to encourage them to dispense their duties more sincerely at a function attended by DoKAA chairman Jambey Wangdi, Tawang DC Abishek Dev, DDSE Apel Tayeng and, CO cum Ex-officio, Assistant director, department of Karmik affairs Rinchin Leta.

Speaking on the occasion, Wangdi called on the MILT for dedicated, united and selfless service and to shoulder their responsibility for propagation of the rich Buddhist culture heritage and Bhoti language.  Emphasizing on the fact that the very existence of a society lies in its cultural values, he articulated that, “ Monpa community is interlinked to Tibetan culture and religion and we should strive hard, socially and culturally, for the preservation of Bhoti script and Buddhist culture in the twin Buddhist districts of Tawang and West Kameng. We should destroy inferiority complex, override our differences and preserve our tradition and culture and try to lead in all fields together”.

Tawang DC Abishek Dev proposed for a Bhoti library in the district and interaction programmes with scholars from Varanasi and Dharamshala for providing high exposure to the teaching and learning community. “Study tours of Bhoti teachers to various Bhoti language centres of the nation will be a good learning experience for teachers, while encouraging and inducting female teachers will do a world of good to the third language”, he suggested.

Finally, the programme culminated after a discussion on promotion of Bhoti language and Buddhist cultural heritage and methods to tackle the stumbling blocks. (Tawang Vigilance)



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Historic judgment

The conviction of an illegal extortionist by Chief Judicial Magistrate, Capital Complex, Yupia yesterday is a landmark judgment in itself. One Bake Kepo after being convicted was given five years rigorous imprisonment (RI) for trying to extort money from a businessman claiming himself to be member of an underground group. Court also imposed fine of rupees ten thousand on Kepo.

Such kind of conviction is rare in our state and will surely act as deterrent. One of the main reasons for high rise of crime in Arunachal is lack of conviction. Despite committing heinous crimes like murder, rape, kidnapping etc people easily walk out of jail.  Many of these criminals have gone on to become big time contractors without ever being punished. They become the wrong role model of young generation. Therefore in this context, the judgment of CJM Yupia is historic. It has restored the faith of citizen on police and judiciary. Law of land has prevailed. This judgment will boast morale of police, public prosecutors and citizen. The victim of crime will also get inspiration from such judgment.







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Post teachers or let students choose

Dear Editor,

I would like to bring before the concerned authority that students are facing lots of problems due to non-sanctioning of Senior Teacher (ST) against the Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Borguli.

Efforts have been done for acquisition of maximum numbers of teachers for the school but every time it goes in vain. For the last ten years, Junior Teachers (JT) are taking classes though they should not be teaching Class (XI) & (XII). The Class (XI) Science students are the worse effected in this regard.

The students whoever have passed Class (X) from Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Borguli, are not allowed to take admission in other Hr. Sec. Schools nor are they being properly/adequately taught in Borguli. As a result, the Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Borguli has become a death trap for the students of Monggu Banggo area under Mebo Sub-Division.

Therefore, in order to save the students’ future from being spoilt, Education department is earnestly requested to issue an order and instruct the authorities of Mebo to initiate all necessary action to admit students in their schools who have passed Class (X) from the Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Borguli within this current academic session till sanction for the posts of Senior Teacher (ST) is accorded in favour Borguli.


Kaki Ratan

ASM, Chairperson

Monggu Banggo

Anchal Block




Release funds

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily paper, I would like to draw the kind attention towards the problem faced by the supporting staffs of Govt. Residential School of Kurung Kumey district (A.P).

As per the RTE Act 2009, it is time bound program and centrally sponsored scheme under SSA. Yet salary of supporting staffs and students Pre- Paid Stipend, have not been released as yet. Though it should be cleared within 31st of March every year but since the last 12 months running from June, 2014 to June, 2015, we have not been paid a penny by the government.

If the supporting staffs do not get his/her salary, how are we supposed to engage them and without the  Pre-Paid stipend, we will be unable to provide facilities to the hostel boarders for the  academic year 2015-2016.

So I would like to request the state Govt and concern higher authority to release the required fund as soon as possible to clear the outstanding due for 2014-15, before the start of new academic season 2015-16.


T Atung, Nyapin


Don’t let others suffer the same fate

Dear  Editor,

Through your esteemed daily newspaper,  I would like to place my view on medical staff (Naharlagun).

My dad suffered a sudden stroke. When he was in unconscious state and brought to emergency (NLG), the doctor was behaving as if my pet is injured. He just did the formality. Finally another senior doctor arrived. After thorough check, he advised us to immediately rush my father to Guwahati.

After being referred, now it was the turn for getting an ambulance from the hospital. Now, it was the time for the medical staff to play hide & seek game with us.

Doctors said call the CMO who directed us to call the driver. Now, when called, the driver told us to call the compounder because he has the keys with him. When we called the compounder he said that he has the keys with him but the vehicle is not with him. Now the driver tells us that the van must be in the hospital and that to avail the services we have to call the CMO again.

It was like we were playing catch me if you can.

It was surprising that it took us two hours to manage an ambulance for a patient who was unconscious. What hurts more is that my father was a dresser at medical itself; after serving 30 year, at the end he got no support from the very department he served. I lost my father.

Therefore, I request the concern authority to put in place a system where patients would not suffer. I will never get back what I have lost but i don’t want others to suffer the same fate as me. If we take our responsibility seriously and do our duties well, pain would be so much lesser.


Ajen (Justin) Jerang





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