ITANAGAR, June 8: All Hija Sports Association (AHSA) edged past Hari Sports Club
(HSC) 3-2 in a crucial ‘Group-A’ match in the 48th Dree Football Tournament at Dree
Ground, Ziro today.
It was Hage Kemo who put HSC ahead by scoring in the eighth minute (1-0). AHSA equalized
the score (1-1) through a penalty kick taken by Dani Tam in 40th minute before Dani
Tang gave AHSA a vital 2-1 lead by scoring two minutes later. HSC again neutralised
the score (2-2) through a goal from Gyati Atung in 48th minutes.
Substitute Nada Tamo scored the winner for AHSA (3-2).
Having defeated in the opening match, AHSA needed a must win for survival.
In another match played earlier today, Nenchalya Sports Association (NSA) beat Diibo
Football Club (DFC) 2-0. Tilling Saha and Dani Tamang scored a goal each for NSA.
Get your own house in order before you criticize others; ABSU
ITANAGAR, June 8: All Bori Students Union (ABSU) has expressed disappointment over
the local MLA and Leader of Opposition Tamiyo Taga’s alleged lack of interest and
enthusiasm for development of his own constituency.
Highlighting the various problems faced by the public of Payum and Kaying circles
in particular and Rumgong assembly constituency in general, ABSU in a press release
said that Payum circle created in 1962 still lacks basic civic amenities like, electricity
proper, road connectivity etc.
The students union alleged their MLA of practicing favouritism and nepotism in awarding
contract works depriving genuine and deserving ones. It also alleged misuse of various
centrally sponsored schemes by their local MLA without substantiating any documents.
Reacting to BJP’s recent delegation to Raj Bhawan on state government’s alleged financial
management; ABSU suggested the Leader of Opposition and their MLA, who led the delegation,
to get his own house in order before criticizing others.
Be a good administrator: Lombi
KHONSA, June 8: Tirap DDSE Pobi Lombi has called upon all the Principals, Head Masters,
BEOs and BRCs to become good administrators. Addressing a coordination meeting
of education department here on June 5 last, Lombi said that teachers’ attendance
must be checked from time to time in order to ensure completion of academic course
before declaration of CBSE/ AISSCE exams.
Emphasizing on maintaining strict discipline within the school campus, the DDSE said
that use of mobile phones inside the school campus should not be allowed. He also
stressed on implementation of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in every school.
Speaking on the occasion, Khonsa ADC Ngamjang Wangsu urged upon the DDSE, school
principals and headmasters to be pro-active while discharging their duties for good
results of the students. Wangsu lamented that for the last couple of years the results
of CBSE and AISSCE (Class-X and Class-XII) in Govt. Higher Secondary Schools at
Khonsa, Deomali, Borduria and in various Govt. Secondary Schools in Tirap district
have been found very poor when compared with other districts of the state.
Earlier, principals, vice principals and headmasters said that shortage of subject
teachers in various schools of the district is the main cause of poor results in
Class X and Class XII exams for the last couple of year. DIPRO
Training on account maintenance
ITANAGAR, Jun 8: R.K. Mossang Memorial Society (RKMMS) has conducted a training on
cash and account maintenance for the NaRMGs & SHGs under NERCORMP projects in Bordumsa,
Jairmapur and Manmao blocks on June 4, 5 and 7 respectively, according to a release.
BJP’s Mahasampark Abhiyan at Longding
ITANAGAR, June 8: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s Mahasampark Abhiyan workshop for
Longding district concluded at Longding town Saturday last.
Presentations on Mahasampark Abhiyan, its aims and objectives and achievements of
BJP-led NDA government’s one in year power were the main highlights of the workshop.
About 500 party workers, cadres and office bearers attended the workshop, claimed
Gorkhas observe Shaheed Diwas
ITANAGAR, June 8: The All Arunachal Gorkha Youth Welfare Association today observed
Shaheed Diwas in remembrance of Shaheed Subedar Niranjan Singh Chetri who was hanged
by the colonial British in the year 1891.
Shaheed Subedar Niranjan Singh Chetri was a subedar in the native force of Jubraj
BJP slams Govt for poor road work
ITANAGAR, June 8: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Arunachal Pradesh today vehemently
criticised the state Govt, particularly the highway department for alleged poor quality
road construction work at sinking zone near Karsingsa.
While visiting the Karsingsa sinking zone block point today, a team of BJP headed
by BJP ST Morcha state unit president Tadar Akap expressed shock over the ‘sub-standard’
work executed by the highway department eight months ago. There were no any retaining
walls to protect the road on the either side, Akap said.
Akap alleged that the Itanagar-Banderdewa road which is the lifeline for the people
of the Capital Complex remains cut off due to inefficiency of Highway department.
Terming the ruling Congress Govt as “lootera Govt’ Akap exhorted one and all to raise
voice against ‘substandard road work’. The ST Morcha leader said that it would continue
to expose the “failure of the ruling state govt. which makes road by filling sand
and pebbles only to fulfill their evil desire.” The road, which was constructed
few months ago, is just like a cricket pitch which has no any strength to bear even
a minor down pour, he further alleged.
Power Dept reviews performance
ITANAGAR, June 8: The overall performance of power department was reviewed and the
finalisation of IPDS, DDUGY scheme for construction of 132kv transmission line in
the state, plan for ensuring 24x7 power to all were discussed in a review meeting
of the power department held at Banquet hall here today.
Presiding over the meeting Power Minister Tanga Byaling has stressed the need for
imparting training to all technical staffs up to the level of EEs for delivering
service to the people up to the desired level. He also called for proper coordination
among all concerned for ensuring safety of the public and gave emphasis on strict
checking on revenue leakage.
During the meeting, all the four chief engineers of the department have been directed
to submit details of the CSS schemes so far being executed to find out any lapses
in execution as per guidelines.
The meeting was conducted as a follow up action as per the decision taken by the
state cabinet recently to review the status of all ongoing and completed schemes
Besides all the SE(E)s & EE (E)s of the department, Power Commissioner Kaling Tayeng,
Er. A Perme, CE (TPM), Er J Tato, CE (WEZ), O Moyong, CE (EEZ), Er. T Mara, CE (CEZ)
attended the meeting.
Committee writes to CS
ITANAGAR, Jun 8: The Bodo Development Committee (BDC) under Sawa circle of East Kameng
district has alleged that M/S Trans Infracon Pvt Ltd did not comply with the DPR
in the construction of road from 51km point of Seppa-Chayang Tajo road to Sawa HQ.
It has complained to the chief secretary in this regard.
‘..as the route has been deliberately diverted away from Bodo village to avoid extra
expenses in earthwork and to shorten the distance, which henceforth deprived the
rightful road connectivity of Bodo village to other towns,’ the committee’s letter
to the CS read.
The committee sought stringent action against the officers involved in the irregularity.
ANYA threatens social boycott
ITANAGAR, Jun 08: All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) called upon people of neighbouring
Assam and other states to maintain peace and cordial relationship with Arunachal
Pradesh failing which they will face social boycott.
Taking strong exception to the repeated atrocities and attack on Arunachalees by
Assam people, ANYA cautioned that any recurrence of such incidents involving Arunachalee
people may spark retaliation.
ANYA also appealed to the Chief Minister and authorities concerned to come up with
written and authentic documents regarding the peace talks and safety measures of
both the states, especially of Tarraso and adjoining areas.
Water logging in Naharlagun
ITANAGAR, Jun 08: Driving in the stretch of road from Hotel River View point to A-Sector
Naharlagun has become dangerous and hazardous due to water logging in the middle
of the road, said All Arunachal Contractor’s Welfare Association (AACWA).
Alleging that use of low quality materials and improper filling of soil caused premature
damage of the busy road, the contractors association demanded the department concerned
to repair the road portion immediately.
It held the executing department solely responsible for the present dilapidated condition
of the road saying that regular monitoring was the only tool to check and ensure
quality of work besides timely payment of contractors’ bill.
Meanwhile, AACWA strongly condemned the recent Behali incident and said that such
type of incident does not auger well for future relations among the people of two
Water supply gets disrupted
ITANAGAR, Jun 8: The main water supply line of 300 mm diameter DI pipeline which
feeds the residents of Naharlagun, Nirjuli and adjacent areas has been snapped due
to soil erosion at Naharlagun on the way to Youth Hostel. This was informed by Debia
Padang, Assistant Engineer, PHED, Naharlagun.
He further added that the restoration work is going on and it might take at least
three to four days to bring back normal supply. The department has sought cooperation
from the local public in this regard.
Food shortage in Lazu, Anjaw while Dambuk cut off
Capital region battered by rain
ITANAGAR, June 8: With heavy downpour continuing unabated, several parts of Arunachal
are battling landslides and blockades.
Surface communication of Anjaw district has been completely disrupted for last few
days due to continuous rainfall leading to shortage of essential commodities in the
district and subsequent hike in prices of all available items.
Landslides triggered by rains also damaged roads at Tidding, 21Km, Quibang, Lautul-Kherang
and Changwinti BRTF camp and several other minor points from Tezu-Hayuliang-Hawai-Walong.
Some portions of the formation cutting of the road was washed away by rain water.
Though BRTF personnel are working hard round the clock for restoration of the road,
but heavy incessant rain is hampering the work. Many of the heads of offices are
held up on the way to their respective headquarters; even the Deputy Commissioner
has been stranded at Hayuliang for the last three days on his way to Hawai, reports
Dambuk sub-division in Lower Dibang Valley is cut off from the rest of the country
since last five days with floodwaters snapping roads in several locations.
The Dambuk-Paglam road is also cut off due to flooding in Sisar River at two points
between Dambuk and Bizari while Bizari-Paglam road is cut off due to flooding in
Singkin and Loklung River that washed away the PWD road at various locations in Loglung
and Paglam areas.
The Sine River near Dambuk town is also flowing at danger level.
The flood affected public of the area has urged for immediate resumption of the Pawan
Hans helicopter service to Dambuk as road communication is blocked from all sides
and the situation will remain same till onset of winter.
At Paglam, floodwaters of Dotung river submerged Govt. quarters, Paglam Secondary
school and the Paglam A and B villages. Water also submerged the newly planted vast
paddy fields in the area, informed Dambuk ADC Atul Tayeng.
The ADC along with the Anchal Chairperson Moba Riba and Panchayat members took stock
of the situation in the area and had provided rice and tarpaulin sheet to 15 worst
affected families as immediate relief.
The people of Lazu and adjoining areas have been reportedly facing acute shortage
of essential commodities due to road blockade caused by landslide. Frequent road
blockade near Longtang Pongkong on Khonsa Lazu road is also hampering hassle free
movement of security forces in the sensitive Lazu area bordering Myanmar, reports
While expressing concern over frequent occurrence of landslide causing disruption
in surface communication, Khonsa West MLA Tirong Aboh appealed to the concern department
and the district administration to clear the road blockade to throw the road open
In East Siang, the surging water of Poglek River, locally known as Pagla Korong has
snapped road communication between Yagrung and Pasighat for the third day today.
Uninterrupted rainfall at upper reaches of Mebo hill-site is causing constant rise
in water level of Siku rivers posing serious threat to RCC bridge on NH-52.
The route is the lifeline for the people of Mebo subdivision and parts of Lower Dibang
Valley district as food, medicine and other essential commodities are transported
to these area through this highway.
Rainwater also inundated many portions of Pasighat town. The Airfield (ALG), Muriline,
Banskota and Pasighat bazaar have been the worst affected areas.
At Ruskin, the entire township is almost submerged by water causing immense problems.
The forest range office and forest colony, Tax & Excise office, agriculture office
and Ruksin police station were knee deep in water. According to Indian Meteorology
Department report, south-west monsoon this year, which hit Kerala on Friday, is proceeding
to the Himalayan region. The report has predicted heavy rainfall in Arunachal Pradesh
and other northeastern states for the next few weeks.
Meanwhile, the Capital Complex MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary Town Planning and
Housing Techi Kaso along with Deputy Commissioner Capital Complex Mige Kamki accompanied
by Councilor Tarh Nachung visited Sinking Zone (Karsingsa-Nirjuli) road today to
take stock of ongoing restoration work.
A part of the NH 52 A was washed away by the incessant rain affecting normal vehicular
movement and normal travel of people from Karsingsa and Banderdewa. To get in and
out of Itanagar, commuters have to use Gumto-Harmuti road. The department concerned
has pressed in three excavators for immediate restoration of the road.
Later, Kaso and Kamki visited the flood ravaged, P Sector Nirjuli where most of the
private and government buildings have been badly affected by the flash flood. The
Gyan Joyti School at P, Sector Nirjuli is partially submerged under mud, sand and
debris due to the heavy rain. The residents of the sector are working on war footing
in clearing mud filled sector road and choked drains.
Speaking to media persons on sideline of the visit, Parliamentary Secretary Techi
Kaso reassured the general public that government and district administration are
with them. Kaso exuded hope that restoration of Karsingsa-Nirjuli road would be completed
soon depending on the rain.
DC Mige Kamki cautioned the commuters not to cross slide prone areas (sinking zone)
to avoid any untoward incident, saying the area is precarious during heavy rainfall.
The DC further hinted that the district administration will possibly review the haphazard
earth cutting menace which is believed to be the root cause of floods in the Capital
Meanwhile, Pasighat DIPRO informed that the rain water played havoc bringing normal
life to a standstill in Pasighat and its adjoining area. According to official sources,
water supply to entire Pasighat town and its adjoining area remains disrupted as
the rain water washed away the water supply pipeline. Rain water also damaged Sille
hydel and disrupted the Aalo-Pasighat power supply.
Meanwhile, the DC Nidhi Srivastava informed that the district has sufficient food
stock to deal any critical situation. He strictly directed all the Heads of Departments
and other Govt officials to remain alert.
Meanwhile, Srivastava accompanied by the local MLA Kaling Moyong, ADC Deepak Shinde,
DDMO, engineers and officers conducted spot visit of all the rain water affected
Election officials urged to be committed to achieve NERPAP target
KOLORIANG, June 8: Kurung Kumey District Election Officer (DEO) Mamata Riba has requested
all the EROs and AEROs to be committed to achieve the NERPAP target in all four Assembly
constituencies of Kurung Kumey district within the given time. She was addressing
a consultative committee meeting on public awareness campaign for effective implementation
of NERPAP in Kurung Kumey district here on June 5.
While explaining in detail about the importance of biometric enrollment and purification
and authentication of electoral rolls, she asked all the EROs to ensure that all
the BLOs were present in the training to be held on June 10 in the respective headquarter
at Palin for Palin and Tali segments and at Koloriang for Nyapin and Koloriang constituencies.
A refreshment training is also fixed on July 4, she further informed.
After a detailed discussion, the meeting decided to organise special sensitisation
camps on NERAP in four phases at Koloriang. The first and second phase of the camp
will be organised on June 28 and July 12, while 3rd and 4th phase will be held on
July 19 and 26. Apart from this, a separate dates for meeting of all political parties
and respective ERO/AERO have been fixed.
The representatives from Kra Dadi district administration and Additional Deputy
Commissioners of Tali, Jamin, Nyapin, SDO Sangram, AEROs and representatives of political
parties were present in the meeting. DIPRO
PADC questions delay in start of Highway work
ITANAGAR, Jun 8: The Potin-Area Development Committee (PADC) has questioned the delay
in starting of construction works under Trans-Arunachal Highway between Potin and
Daporijo stretch. In a press release, PADC claimed that during his visit to Ziro
in the month of April, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highway Nitin Gadkari
had assured to start the work within two months. However, as of now no work has started
at the ground level.
“Earlier the said stretch of road was maintained by Border Road Organization (BRO).
But later it was handed over to the state highway department. Now both of them are
blaming each other and are not maintaining the road. Due to it, the condition of
the road is worse and motorists are suffering a lot”, said Taba Sanka, chairman of
PADC. Further he added, “The highway team made assessment of government as well as
public properties many times from 2009 onwards. After the completion of assessment,
district administration took control and issued order to stop all kind of construction
and agri-allied activities along the highway. Public has cooperated with them. However
till date no compensation has been disbursed. This is affecting the economy of local
citizens. They are not able to carry out any agri-allied activities in their own
land. Also the highway department should hand over the road to BRO for maintenance
until they are ready to start the work.”
The committee also questioned why the three MLAs of Lower Subansiri district were
maintaining silence over the whole issue. “The citizens of Raga, Ziro and Yachuli
constituencies are the worst sufferer. However, sadly the MLAs are maintaining a
stoic silence over the issue,” the PADC alleged. The committee further informed that
apart from Potin to Daporijo stretch, the condition of Potin-Kimin road is also worse.
SPF against declaration of Un-Classified Forest land
ITANAGAR, Jun 8: The Siang People’s Forum has expressed its displeasure over the
declaration of existing individual or private land as Un-Classified Forest land within
undivided Siang by the state government.
‘We have 80 percent forest covered area and all the land virtually do not belong
to the Govt, except for few patches of land which has been duly notified by the Govt,
through due process of land acquisition. And as such, all the land belongs to private
individuals which are being held under local customs by way of inheritance from ancestors.
Therefore, within the forest area, we have well demarcated land holding system by
way of erected stone pillar boundaries or by planting Sojok/Horjok-Lipang (boundary
plant) which is non-perishable,’ the SPF letter to the chief minister read.
It further requested for early recognition of all the lands of un-divided Siang as
Japanese agency ready to finance projects
As part of Japan’s growing engagement with India, the Japan International Cooperation
Agency (JICA) is willing to finance infrastructure projects in Indian border areas
that abut China, like Arunachal Pradesh.
This comes in the backdrop of multilateral lending agencies often expressing reluctance
to do the same.
In 2009, China protested the inclusion of a water management project in Arunachal,
parts of which India’s northern neighbour lays claim to, as part of a $2.9 billion
loan that Asian Development Bank (ADB) had promised India. The row forced ADB to
introduce a disclaimer in its project documents that, while stating that it has no
position on territorial disputes, effectively discourages applicants from pushing
for assistance for projects in disputed areas.
In response to a direct question about the JICA financing projects in Arunachal Pradesh,
Shinya Ejima, chief representative, JICA India Office, said: “It depends upon the
decision first by the Indian government and also the government of Japan. But, as
far as JICA is concerned, I don’t think (there’s) any problem in Arunachal because
JICA is the lending, implementing agency of Japanese foreign assistance.”
“We know that Arunachal is a little bit sensitive area, but we still think that it
is a territory of India,” said Shinya Ejima while adding, at “JICA India office in
our map, it (Arunachal Pradesh) shows as Indian territory, and if the request is
made by the government of India, then it is accepted by our government. We have no
problem to implement it”. China claims 90,000 sq.km of Indian territory in Arunachal
Pradesh and occupies around 38,000 sq.km in Jammu and Kashmir.
Also, under a China-Pakistan boundary agreement signed in March 1963, Pakistan illegally
ceded 5,180 sq.km of Indian territory in the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) to China.
Also, there is Japanese unease over Chinese claims over islands with Japan in the
East China Sea.
Japan’s foreign minister Fumio Kishida, during his visit to India in January this
year, said Japan was ready to fund development activity in northeastern states of
India, but refused to make any commitment regarding Arunachal Pradesh, which China
claims in its entirety.
Experts termed it a smart move. Jabin T. Jacob, assistant director and fellow at
the New Delhi-based Institute of Chinese Studies said, “The Japanese are playing
the China game. Only the Chinese are disputing Arunachal Pradesh. Everyone else accepts
it. As far as the Japanese are concerned, they are willing to fund a project in Arunachal
Pradesh, which is under India’s administrative control.”
India has stepped up efforts to develop border infrastructure as key to the nation’s
so-called Act East policy—a focus on South-East Asia. This follows the Japan Plus
initiative, which was started after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Japan
The initiative refers to a special panel of officials created by Modi to speed up
Japanese investments in India.
Mint reported on 8 September 2014 that India will pursue major electricity transmission
projects in the states that border China, going it alone if multilateral lending
agencies, such as the World Bank, back out. A decision to this effect was taken by
the cabinet committee on economic affairs for the so-called Comprehensive Scheme
for Strengthening of Transmission and Distribution System in Arunachal Pradesh and
Sikkim—states that border China—at an investment of Rs.4,754.42 crore. State-owned
Power Grid Corp. of India Ltd has planned these strategic electricity transmission
This also comes at a time when Japanese lending institutions and banks are willing
to aid India’s quest for providing power to people still living without electricity
by supporting coal-fuelled power projects, even as multilateral funders have stopped
JICA disbursed 162.2 billion yen (about $1.42 billion) in official development assistance
loans for India in 2014-15. The amount disbursed is the highest among countries where
JICA extends such assistance.
Japan has been involved in helping India develop large infrastructure projects, including
the western dedicated freight corridor and the high-speed rail project between Ahmedabad
and Mumbai. It is also interested in helping India develop projects in its northeast
that would improve India’s connectivity with its South Asian and Southeast Asian
India has also stepped up efforts to develop border infrastructure, such as roads
and railways. Some of the important projects planned for the northeast region include
the 670-km east-west corridor, connecting state capitals with a broad gauge railway
network and developing a greenfield airport in Itanagar. (Courtesy-live mint)
The monsoon fury has caused destruction throughout the state. Heavy rainfall in the
last few days is causing massive destruction of public as well as government property
across the state. Many parts of state are cut off from rest of the country due to
washing away of road and heavy landslide. Capital complex is one of the worst sufferers.
As usual national highway has been washed away at Karsingsa. The conditions of sector
road are also bad. Landslide has been reported from many parts of capital. If heavy
rainfall continues in the next few days, the situation will turn worse.
The question is how prepared is state government to tackle any kind of emergency.
Unfortunately disaster management agencies of state are not well equipped to deal
with such crisis. Lack of proper training and non-availability of modern equipment
is hampering the capabilities of disaster management agencies. Also the relief and
rehabilitation department has acquired notoriety for being corrupt and inefficient.
The deteriorating condition of national highway raises many serious questions. These
roads were renovated in the month of January prior to the visit of Prime Minister
Narendra Modi to the state. The contractors and engineers should be held responsible
for constructing such kind of road which could not withstand the monsoon fury. Every
year government of Arunachal spends crores of money to repair roads but moment monsoon
arrives situation gets worsened. Such kind of wastage of public money should be avoided.
Road constructing agencies will have to find out some mechanism to deal with the
monsoon fury in the future.
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APCMUHIS discrepancies rectified
This is in connection with the news matter published on 05/06/2015 stating discrepancies
in APCMUHIS Smart Card. Since the inception of Services under APCMUHIS at Divjoni
Medicare and Diagnostic Centre at Ruksin, the Unit has rendered services to 47 patients
which includes surgery (open and laparascopic), Obstetrics and Gynecology (Open and
laparoscopic), General medicine, orthopedics etc without any hassles except for
one Yabi Tayeng who failed finger verification (not gender
issue) due to unknown reason. The matter was in fact brought up by one Kangge Modi
(ASM Ngorlung) who happens to be Son -in law of the patient.
Make these known to all readers that the unit is in contact with the NIA and DHT
round the clock and simple gender issues are rectified immediately after consulting
the authorities and smart card benefits are provided to the beneficiaries under the
scheme immediately. We have as such not refused services to the beneficiaries for
gender issues which are otherwise rectified instantly.
APCMUHIS seems to be one of the best Health Insurance schemes till date especially
for underprivileged citizens and should be pursued by the citizens for lifelong continuation.
Dr K. Jonnom
Scrutinize authenticity before publication
Allegations are made about the moral responsibility of the Bollywood actors who endorse
the products like Maggie and other unhealthy products. A very good approach indeed
as we follow our idol in this or that field. I would like to know that whether our
very relied and esteemed newspapers have ever ascertained the reliability of the
advertisements they carry in the newspaper, especially for the dharm-gurus camping
in various hotels in Itanagar/ Naharlagun and for higher educational institutes located
outside our state.
Being the main source of every advertisement, the print media of our state should
scrutinize these advertisements before publishing.
More than symbolism
More often than not, in the annals of history, railways have played the agent of
unification and hastened formation of a new progressive society. It, however, also
brought in class disparities and social tensions due to unprecedented influx of new
ideas, ethos, culture, opportunities and human souls. Despite opposition, railways
have begun its journey in Arunachal and the positive impacts that it promises to
bring to Arunachal is positively anticipated.
In the midst of hopes and anxieties, the celebrated Rajdhani Express and Naharlagun-Guwahati
Inter-City Express and the Naharlagun railway station, sadly, sounds like one from
yesteryear Bollywood movies picturized in a rustic sleeping town.
As rightly pointed out by Governor Rajkhow, the ‘very old’ wagons have to be replaced.
In the first place, why were ‘very old’ wagons and ‘linens of lowest quality’ given?
Why new recruits amongst the locals aren’t being carried out especially when there
is dirt of experienced people coming to Arunachal which reportedly is taking its
toll on efficiency of the railways, its cleanliness and hygiene?
The issue of ‘experience’ can be sorted out by giving training to the newly recruited
staffs. Accepted that Naharlagun line is small in the vast network of the great Indian
railways, but the Prime Minister himself had inaugurated the launching of this Railway.
We hope that it was more than symbolism?
Environment & plastic
The very technology that has provided us with material prosperity has also created
unparalleled environmental problems. Plastic which was once hailed as a revolutionary
invention is posing a serious threat to environment disturbing the ecological balance.
Many of plastic bottles and polythene bags found in vacant lands and garbage bins
find their way into stomach of animals, which prevents food digestion and can lead
to slow and painful death. The Chief Justice of India’s insightful remarks on the
lack of implementation of environmental laws in connection with cases of animals
suffering after ingesting plastic bags should serve as an eye-opener on the urgent
need to ban plastics. It is high time we realise that, we who consider ourselves
superior to animals in many ways, should realise the pain we are inflicting on these
voiceless species and popularize /use only environmentally friendly products.
Let us not be fooled by the beautiful colors and labels
Nestle Maggi Noodles being caught for overshooting harmful chemicals opens up so
How can a World Class Food company- Nestle do this to public?
What are the Food Safety Inspectors/board members/ officials/Ministry doing for so
long a time?
If Nestle does this, what is the assurance that other companies are innocent?
If Nestle is now being checked, what about other food brands? Will they be checked
How much will Nestle be fined? Will the authorities responsible for food Safety be
taken to task as well?
What Nestle is doing is detestable! However are other departments guiltless?
Why not check the road making standards, schools, hospitals, offices, funds utilization,
list of beneficiaries under various schemes so on to see if the laid norms are being
followed or not?
This is the time for Food Safety Commissioner, Directorate of Health Services, GoAP,
to show that they exist. Show that you are alive and cannot be pacified with bribes.
Come out to the streets. Make your presence felt.
The Nestle case is a good eye-opener for us unsuspecting Arunachalees! It calls for
a lot of awareness campaigns!
So, the next time you visit a store and see packaged food, think twice! Let us not
be fooled by the beautiful colors and labels on the cover! Let us opt more for local
food. Let us grow our own rice and vegetables. Let us raise chickens and keep fishes
and consumed fresh and healthy. This is enough! It has been too long a time we have
been throwing our money to the stores instead of taking advantage of the ample local
land products that we have!
Let us think more and be more responsible!
Apho A Ngwazah
Improve telecom services
Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to request the telecom service
providers’ viz. BSNL and Airtel to kindly improve its services at Tawang. Common
citizens have to suffer depending on these two providers especially when urgent.
I would like to welcome other private players to this majestic land to provide us
your valuable service. As a local I have come across tourists, both foreign and domestic
complaining about the same.
As a very sensitive area and also one of favourite destinations among the tourists,
it is important for the telecom providers to improve their services.
Faster communication adds numerous benefits saving time among the busy people. I
hope this will be an eye opener among all the service providers around Arunachal.
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.