ITANAGAR, June 11: The Ministry of Human Resource and Development, GoI has terminated
services of office and lab assistants under Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan(RMSA).
Informing this Arunachal Pradesh Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan Employee’s Association
stated that department of RMSA has issued termination letter based on the order of
The association has written to education minister to reconsider the decision to terminate
the non-teaching staffs. They have appealed the minister to look into the matter
Dibang Valley cut off
Itanagar, June 11: Dibang Valley district remains cut off from rest of the state
since last five days due to torrential rainfall and flash floods which triggered
landslides at various locations. Anini DIPRO adds.
Village under threat from mud
ROING, June 11: Improper disposal of soil after land cutting for the construction
of the Roing-Anini-Hunli road, under the BRTF, is causing mayhem in Kebali village.
The continuous rainfall of the past many days is causing the excess soil to slide
into the village that lies at a lower level.
A resident from the village said, "The BRTF were supposed to dump the excess mud
from the earth cutting at 12 kms (locally called barah kilo), but instead they have
been simply dumping it on the side of the road. We have never experienced this kind
of threat to the village before this".
A fish pond run by a Self Help Group of women of the village has been mostly affected
as the pond is now mostly filled with mud and debris running down the slope.
Governor calls on the President
ITANAGAR, June 11: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh J P Rajkhowa called on to the
President of India, Pranab Mukherjee at New Delhi yesterday.
In his maiden official visit to the National Capital after being sworn-in, the Governor
apprised the President on the various developmental and other issues of the state.
(PRO to Governor)
Plan for hassle free pension delivery
ITANAGAR, June 11: The officials of Punjab National Bank, New Delhi and Itanagar
PNB branch in a meeting held here today disclosed the initiatives taken by the Government
and banks to make pension delivery hassle free. The officials explained in detailed
about the complete process of submitting digital Life Certificate (LC) during the
The meeting informed that now the pensioners will be able to submit their LC from
their home or through customer service centre.
It was further informed that PNB is going to convert its more than 6500 bank branches
and more than 8,000 business correspondent locations into customer service centres
where all pensioners will be able to submit digital life certificate.
ANYA condemns revenge killing
ITANAGAR, June 11: All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) has strongly condemned the
Seppa, DUDA Tourist Lodge murder case, reported to be a revenge killing.
We don't need such kind of barbaric acts in today’s modern and civilised world, said
Biri Kakum, President ANYA in a press statement.
ANYA appealed all sections of the society and Nyishis in particular to refrain from
such age old barbaric means, as cases can be solved through mutual understanding
and as per the law enforcing agencies.
ANYA strongly opposes such acts, which is a blot to the Nyishi community and strongly
appealed the community to maintain humanity and peace while dealing with various
issues, statement further read.
ANYA also appealed to the concerned authorities to repair the Chimpu to Ganga and
Banderdewa road immediately as the people are facing great problems while travelling
through the dilapidated road. It proposed for a democratic movement against the department
and agencies concerned, if the road is not maintained. The Union said that slow and
poor quality of works are the main reason behind bad condition of the road.
Sensitization progs for BLOs and enumerators
KOLORIANG, June 11: A sensitisation meeting on the National Electoral Roll Purification
and Authentication Programme (NERPAP) for BLOs of Kra Daadi district was held at
the Nyokum Hall, Palin on June 10 last.
Presiding over the meeting, District Election Officer Mamata Riba has called upon
the EROs/AEROs and BLOs to make the NERPAP fruitful and error free.
Speaking on the occasion as resource person, Pisa Tatup, ADC headquarter, deliberated
at length on the guidelines of NERPAP. Takar Rava, ERO Palin/AERO Yangte took up
open house session.
In another sensitisation programme held for the enumerators of Kra Daadi district
on the Biometric Enrolment Exercise under the National Population Register, ADC Pisa
Tatup has dealt extensively on the guidelines provided under the Citizenship Act
1955. The NPR register is scheduled to start in Kra Daadi district within a few weeks.
Poster and IEC materials were also distributed to all the enumerator. DIPRO
Students against drugs and alcohol
ITANAGAR, June 11: Adi Students Union in collaboration with Namsai Police today recovered
and later destroyed drugs and opium in and around Jaipur in Namsai District today.
Local huts used as a hub for consumption of Opium were dismantled by the AdiSU members
and Police. According to a report, some persons were also arrested by the police.
The team led Buteng Tayeng, General Secretary AdiSU had visited various shops situated
near schools which falls within the 200 meters radius and found heavy stocks inside
shops illegally selling IMFL. They were seized and handed over to Namsai Police Station.
Meanwhile AdiSU appealed to the government to strictly check the rampant selling
of IMFL liquors across the state.
Engineer assault condemned
ITANAGAR, June 11: The Jigi Mite Bomikoto Youth Welfare Association (JMBYWA) has
condemned the assault of EE power, electrical division, Nirjuli, Ajay Murtem.
It requested the home minister to book the culprits under relevant sections of law
and to award exemplary punishment.
Calling him the most respected person of the community, it said, the attack on him
for no fault of his cannot be condoned in a society.
Increase in these kinds of attacks on government officers, especially from works
department is a matter of grave concern, it said also mentioning the recent attack
on SE RWD T Loriak.
The association further sought thorough investigation into the case and demanded
not to grant bail to the accused.
The Sigin-II Youth Association (SYA) also demanding stern action against the people
involved demanded that their bail petition not to be accepted.
Also condemning the attack, the All Raga Area Students’ Union (ARASU) also sought
exemplary punishment for the culprits.
The All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union Papum Pare unit while lauding the Nirjuli
police team for taking prompt action in arresting the culprits demanded stern action
against the accused as per law.
ITANAGAR, Jun 11: Condoling the death of Sankar Rai who lost his life along with
his son in a landslide near Niti Vihar on June 9 last, the All Arunachal Pradesh
Public Health Engineering & Water Supply Department Workers’ Union (AAPPHE&WSDWU)
has appealed to the PHE & WS minister and Capital DC to provide compensation for
the bereaved family.
Late Sankar’s wife and daughter were injured in the incident and now recuperating
at RK Mission hospital here.
Constructed road do not comply with the DPR, says party
ITANAGAR, Jun 11: The Bharatiya Janata Party East Kameng unit has sought immediate
stopping of the release of LOC for the Seppa-Chayang Tajo to Sawa PMGSY road claiming
that it was constructed by not complying with the DPR.
It was to be constructed from 51km point of Seppa-Chayang Tajo road to Sawa HQ through
Bengde, Tungi and Bodo villages but Bodo village has been left out. And it was also
constructed about 5km above the Sawa HQ which has damaged the public land unnecessarily,
it said in its complaint letter to the CEO, RWD.
Union writes to PCCF
ITANAGAR, Jun 11: The All Arunachal Pradesh Forest Workers’ Union has demanded opening
of bank account for casual workers under forest department. It submitted a representation
to Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) in this regard.
It also sought release of its two month pending salary.
School problems discussed in coordination meeting
ITANAGAR, June 11: The coordination meeting of Principles, headmasters and teachers
in-charge of Middle and Primary School of Longding district was organised at Longding
on June 8 last.
Various problems being faced by the schools including shortage of teachers, lack
of infrastructures including drinking water facility, road connectivity, payment
of SSA teachers salary were discussed in the meeting.
Addressing the meeting the Deputy Director of School and Education M. Taki advised
the Principals, Head Masters and teachers in-charge not to be disheartened by the
situation in the schools but to work dedicatedly for the development of education
sector in the district. He also briefed the members about the Government policy on
teachers transfer and posting, according to an official release.
Anjaw BJP conducts Maha Sampark Abhiyan
ITANAGAR, Jun 11: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Anjaw unit has conducted Maha
Sampark Abhiyan cum Swachh Bharat Abhiyan at Hayuliang yesterday. The Party karyakartas
from Chaglogam, Goiliang, Mancha I, Hawai, Waiong & Kibithoo circle attended the
Meanwhile, a team of BJP leaders headed by Banim Kri, called on Anjaw Deputy Commissioner
Nyabin Ete and Badonglum Towsik, Add. Deputy Commissioner, Hayuliang regarding Swachh
Bharat Abhiyan and to take strict action against irregular Govt officials.
Lampung authorised to work as CMEO
ITANAGAR, June 11: Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Magistrate, Mige
Kamki in exercises of the powers conferred under clause (i) of Rule 2 of “The Arunachal
Pradesh Municipal (Amendment) Act, 2010” has authorised Habung Lampung, EAC to function
as Chief Municipal Executive Officer (CMEO) of Itanagar Municipal Council (IMC) with
immediate effect until further order. DIPRO
Rs 10 cr relief for landslide-hit Arunachal
Itanagar, June 11: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has approved
Rs 10 crore as immediate relief for landslide-hit Arunachal Pradesh.
The sanction came when Arunachal Pradesh PWD Minister Gojen Gadi accompanied by CE
(Highway) Hage Apa and other departmental officials called on Rijiju in New Delhi
yesterday and apprised him of massive damages caused by landslides triggered by torrential
rain and submitted a memorandum enlisting damages worth Rs 10.202 crore.
The sanction gives a different message amidst claims and counter-claims by state
BJP and Congress on less flow of funds and misutilisation.
The team led by Rijiju was to call on Union Road Transport and Highways Minister
Nitin Gadkari, who asked Rijiju over telephone to approve Rs 10 crore on his behalf
as he was about to go on tour, Gadi informed over phone from New Delhi today.
Rijiju is the nodal minister of MoRTH (Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways)
for north east. Gadkari also instructed to resume maintenance works immediately and
asked to submit a letter to the ministry accordingly, Gadi said quoting Rijiju.
However, a central team headed by MoRTH's chief engineer (NE region in charge) would
visit on June 14 to inspect the damages caused and ongoing maintenance, Gadi said.
Pointing out that the compensation estimate and DPR for Itanagar-Banderdewa four-lane
(NH-415) has been submitted to MoRTH, Gadi requested for its early sanction.
Rijiju assured to take up the matter with Gadkari personally when Gadi informed that
the compensation estimate was reduced from Rs 354 crore to Rs 284 crore and requested
for early sanction. PTI
A university in tourist lodge
Role of political leaders’ introducing private universities under scanner
ITANAGAR, June 11: In a shocking revelation today, Rajiv Gandhi University Political
Science Department Professor Dr, Nani Bath claimed establishment of the private university
Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Science University (IGTMSU) Ziro is suspicious
with lot of political interferences and high-handedness. Professor Bath who himself
hails from Ziro expressed apprehension that the university appears to be with no
intention to provide quality education in the state rather to sell out degrees.
Armed with the RTI documents which validates his claims Professor Bath went on to
state that the high learning institute like IGTMSU has been running in Old Tourist
Lodge and former SSB Compound Ziro since its establishment and no proper infrastructure
has so far been created.
Addressing the media persons at Press Club here today, he further claimed that the
university is offering multiple degree courses including doctoral such as Phd and
Mphl without having sufficient faculty members thus violating the UGC rules and regulations.
“My fight is for quality education in Arunachal Pradesh” said Professor Bath while
clarifying that his intention is just to fight malpractices in education system especially
in higher education.
The said private university’s foundation stone was laid by Union Minister for Tribal
Affairs Kantilal Bhuria in presence of Takam Sanjoy then MP and Padi Richo MLA on
4th July 2010.
Claiming that establishment of the university has overlooked the skeptical remark
and opinion given by Advocate General of Arunachal Pradesh Nilay Dutta, Professor
Bath questioned why the state government passed the Act in the state Legislative
Assembly in 2012 despite being given negative remark from the advocate general.
Professor Bath further informed that the High Power Committee constituted by the
state government on 18th Sept 2008 (in which then RGU VC, Prof. K.C Belliapa, Dr.
T Basar, DHS, T.S Bapu and Dr Joram Begi as Chairman, members and member secretary
respectively) also gave negative remark on the proposed establishment of the said
In its minutes on Jan 12th 2009, the Committee said, “ON our further examination
it is found that the NGO based in New-Delhi has no experience of either running a
medical or engineering college. Their experience is limited to offering only diploma
and vocational courses and not degree courses which are prerequisite for establishment
of a university. It also said that programme proposed by the NGO do not justify the
establishment of a university by an Act of Legislature”.
Surprisingly, then Parliamentary Secretary Land Management, Labour and Employment
Padi Richo prepared a note which was endorsed by various council of ministers including
late Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, and managed to pass the Act in the state Legislative
Assembly under Act. No. 6 of 2012. Richo in his note clearly mentioned that no funding
is required from the state government and about 150 acres of land has been already
donated by the people of Hong Village for the establishment of the University. However,
the state government had funded Rs. 50 lacs from SPA for construction of boundary
wall which was executed by Water Resource Division Ziro, while Dr. Bath claimed no
boundary wall was constructed on the ground.
“Since the university is running under government establishment with the help of
political interference, its very existence itself is highly questionable”, said Dr
He said that the land donors, Bullo Mudang Tiinyo and Takhe Clans of Hong village
wrote a letter to Deputy Commissioner Lower Subansiri district on 15th December 2014,
seeking cancellation of Provisional Allotment Order and the agreement which they
signed with the World Institution of Building Programe an NGO who runs the university
which was represented by then MLA Padi Richo.
It said that as per the (clause 3) of MoU and agreement signed between an NGO and
the land donors it clearly stated that if the land is not used for intended University,
and infrastructure not completed within the time period or alternative of 3 years,
the land shall revert to first party(the land donors). It its letter it stated that
no structure has been constructed in our donated land.
Dr Bath also questioned on establishment of Apex Professional University, Pasighat
which allegedly is offering various courses such as Phd and Mphil in various disciplines.
He highlighted the complaint letter written by Joint Action Group (JAG) comprised
of All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU), Guwahati Arunachal Students Union
(GASU) and Arunachal Shillong Students Union, Meghalaya to Chief Minister Arunachal
Pradesh on 8th April 2014. In the letter JAG alleged that Apex Professional University,
Pasighat has awarded degrees to more than 25000 students.
The Chancellor Dhanwant Singh Matharoo was arrested at Shillong on March 2014 for
cheating and giving fake certificates of CMJ University. It also claimed that under
leadership of Ashwani Lochan Aggarwal, the Arunachal University of Studies, Namsai
awarded more than 30000 degrees from Ghaziabad, the letter claimed.
Dr Bath further made a fervent appeal to political leaders to stay away from the
education department alleging them of selling out quality education for sake of wealth.
“Political leaders have sold out our land, forest and the rivers, now do not sell
education” he appealed.
Ering urges not to shift Agriculture College outside Pasighat
PASIGHAT, June 11: The rumour about the shifting of Agriculture College from Pasighat
has forced the East Siang district administration to convene a meeting here today
with the Lok Sabha MP Ninong Ering and representatives of College of Horticulture
and Forestry, Pasighat.
Expressing displeasure over the alleged attempt to shift the college outside Pasighat,
Ering informed that Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and Agriculture Minister Chowna Mein
had already committed to waive off revenue for the alloted land as a special case
for larger interest of the state.
Advocating Pasighat as one of the best and suitable places for the Agriculture College,
the MP said it is well connected with National Highway, Railway upto Murkong Selek
(Jonai) and airport is on the verge of completion. Further Bogibeel Bridge is expected
to be completed by 2017 next, Ering informed.
“I will take up the issue with the Chief Minister and Agriculture Minister immediately.
While infrastructure development is under process, academic sessions are running
smoothly, the attempt to shift the college indicates immature proposal and threat
to democracy. Center should not force us to launch democratic movement against the
move,” said Ering.
Earlier, Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava informed the house that the foundation
stone of the said college was laid two years back by the then Union Minister and
accordingly 86.20 acre of land has already been allotted by the administration for
establishment of the said college.
She further apprised that academic session had also been started since 2013 and the
third batch is likely to take admission in July this year. The allotted land has
been developed and security fencing around the land has been constructed. Infrastructure
development is being carried out and presently College of Horticulture & Forestry
is providing technical and academic supports to the students. DIPRO
Family members accuse EE Murtem of using firearms
ITANAGAR, June 11: The Nirjuli division power department EE attack case took a new
turn today with family members of alleged accused blaming the engineer for the incident.
In a press release they alleged that EE Ajay Murtem has given fabricated statements
and one sided story to malign the image of six unemployed poor youths.
“On 9th June, Tana Tamar Tara along with five others went to the office of the EE
to know the reasons for the cancellation of their work order issued by previous EE
of the division. The discussion between them turned into an argument. The EE boastfully
told the boys to go to any higher authority right from the MLA to CM to complaint
about the cancellation of the work order. He also took out his revolver and tried
to harm them. Fearing for their life, the boys tried to snatch the gun from him which
led to pushing and shoving,” the family members alleged.
The family member also claimed that the boys were arrested when they had gone to
Nirjuli police station to file a case against the EE for using firearms. “But the
FIR has not yet been registered and all the six boys are behind the bars. Since the
matter is in the court, we believe in the law of the land and hope that truth will
be unearthed soon, as we are law abiding people. Therefore we appeal to all the like-minded
officers and organisations to inquire into the matter from both the parties before
making any comment,” the family members added.
The family members also questioned that why government employees especially officers
are allowed to bring gun and intimidate visitors. “State government had banned carrying
of weapon in the govt. office complexes. How come EE Murtem carried a gun and tried
to harm the visitors? Why no action is being initiated against him for breaching
govt. order”, they questioned. Further they added, “The unemployed youths can’t go
to house of officers for any official work. And if youths visit government office,
some irresponsible officer takes out their gun and threatens of dire consequence
resulting in quarrel between the officer and visitor. We would like to ask the society
is it right for an officer to carry a weapon and display in front of the public who
visits his/ her office for any query”.
MLA, coucillors visit rain affected area, appeals for road restoration
ITANAGAR, June 11: Local MLA cum parliamentary secretary Techi Kasso along with Councillors
Tatung Tania (ward No. 2), Takap Tagru (ward No. 3) and Gora Talang (ward No 4) today
visited the landslide affected areas under their jurisdiction in the Capital city.
During the visit, the team found some houses were damaged completely due to heavy
rain for last few days. The link road from PWD road Gohpur Tinali, Itanagar to Dokioso
has also been adversely effected by the rain water. Some culverts and drainage system
have been washed away, while some dwelling houses are likely to collapse under the
impact of rain water.
Meanwhile, the MLA and the councillors have appealed to the public to stay alert
and shift to a safer place for safety of their life and property.
The councillors also appealed to the concerned department specially the disaster
management department to rehabilitate and provide adequate relief to the victims
of rain water.
Meanwhile, Ward No 22 councillor Tarh Pacho in a release today informed that the
residents of D-sector area remains cut off as the rain water washed away the culvert
and caused heavy damage to the sector road. The councillor appealed to the Government
to take immediate steps for restoration of road.
IMC ward No 1 Councillor Biri Tugdo informed that the Sangring Hapa Colony road (via
VKV School to primary school Sangring hapa colony and Forest Cooperation) Chimpu
has been badly damaged by the recent rain water. Even it is not possible to cross
the damaged cement concrete road on foot, the councillor said while cautioning the
local people to take extra care while crossing the damaged road.
The councillor also appealed to the Government, particularly the department concerned
to take immediate measures for the safety of the school going children and general
SPF slams Centre for planning to build mega dams in Siang
ITANAGAR, Jun 11: The Siang Peoples’ Forum (SPF) has slammed the government at the
Centre for planning to build two mega dams in the middle part of Siang River.
It is yet another example of Delhi's step-motherly treatment towards the people of
the North East, more particularly to the people of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. This
move is clear case of discrimination, imperialism and neo-colonialism in the guise
of controlling floods in Assam and Arunachal by way of undertaking massive projects
in Siang/Brahmaputra at the cost of the indigenous dwellers of the two states. On
the one hand, you are diligently busy in ‘Clean Ganga and Save Ganga’ Mission, on
the other hand, you are planning a disaster at Siang while sitting at Delhi, it said
in its memorandum to the Union Minister for Water Resources.
It is to be noted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a mega rally at Pasighat
on 22nd of February 2014, had unequivocally declared and assured the people of Arunachal
Pradesh that no dams will be constructed without the will and consent of the indigenous
populace, and that their sentiments should be respected by all. The people of the
North East, more particularly the people of Arunachal Pradesh have great expectations,
hopes and aspirations from the Central Government under the leadership of Prime Minister
Narendra Modi, but such move only creates doubt and confusion on the minds of the
patriotic and peace loving people of this unique and sensitive border state. We will
only welcome sustainable and protectorate development in the line and principles
of Nehru-Elwin policy of development in NEFA, (now Arunachal Pradesh) through Constitutional
and Customary safeguards with utmost care and caution, without disturbing the social
fabric of the indigenous people in the best interest of the nation. It is unfortunate
that the government which has promised to promote the spirit of ‘cooperative federalism'
in the country is doing just the opposite by being dictatorially centrist, its letter
read stating that it would not budge and not let any mega dam to be built in Siang
ANSU calls on students to avail scholarship
ITANAGAR, June 11: A team of All Nyishi Students' Union (ANSU) led by its Vice President
Joram Bath and Secretary Education Lokam Tagiam visited few colleges in North India
like Dr. K. N. Modi University, Newai, Rajasthan, R.D Engineering College, Delhi
NCR, and Dr. KN Modi Engineering College, Modinagar (Uttar Pradesh) with a mission
to help the poor and downtrodden Nyishi Students' who have cleared their Class 12
exams and students who are willing to go for their higher/professional careers in
technical, professions and general degree etc. in few renowned and reputed colleges
in north Indian states like Rajasthan, Delhi and Delhi-NCR.
On a weeklong tour to north India, team ANSU inspected all the basic infrastructures
of the concern colleges, their AICTE/UGC affiliation numbers and codes, all the past
records and future legal complicacies (if any) for the future of the students who
are availing this Centrally Sponsored Scholarship Scheme (ISHAN-UDAY). Team ANSU
along with National Youth Welfare Association also visited the Office of the Director
of Higher & Technical Government of Arunachal Pradesh for detail cross checking of
the said colleges/university regarding AICTE/UGC recognition certificates and found
it valid. The programme was aimed at providing opportunity to the poor Nyishi students'
to reap the fruit of centrally sponsored scholarship scheme 'ISHAN-UDAY' launched
by the Department of Human Resource Development (HRD), GoI.
Meanwhile, the union has invited students from the community who have passed Calss
12 or equivalent exams from any recognised Board of education, including CBSE, AISSCE,
ICSE, National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) and have secured admission in general
degree courses, technical and professional courses including medical and para¬medical
courses to avail the scholarship.
DLVMC & Governing body meeting of DRDA Daporijo held
DAPORIJO, June 11: The first quarter District Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee
members (DLVMC) meeting and 34th governing body meeting of DRDA, Daporijo was jointly
held yesterday at Rijo conference hall here under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner
cum CEO (DRDA) Komkar Dulom.
The District Rural Development Agency, Rural Works Department, PHE department and
ICDS presented their annual performance report 2014-15 and the house also approved
the DRDA administration budget 2015-16 and the CA for 2014-15.
The DC cum CEO in his keynote address stressed on the need to correct utilisation
of funds, improvement in the implementation process, timely and proper monitoring,
maintaining transparency right from the planning process to the completion of the
work and a need for drastic shift in the mindset of the people to bring about change
and development from the grass root level.
Special emphasis was laid by the DC on the importance of monitoring, whereby he advised
the concerned authorities and the PRI members to monitor the schemes and works right
from the beginning, so that any faults and lacunae could be detected and corrected
during the implementation process itself. He also advised the house to resolve to
do away with the system of shoddy work and more profit and instead go for better
quality work, development and prosperity for all.
The DLVMC informing the house on their monitoring works called for cooperation of
the PRI members and implementing departments regarding provision of status reports
on the work for better monitoring. The BDOs present called for training to be provided
to the concern people regarding correct system and procedures to be followed so as
to clear any doubts and misunderstanding. (DIPRO)
MP calls for elimination of Malaria
Month long anti-malaria month launched
Roing, June 11: Mukut Mithi, MP(Rajya Sabha) launched a month long Anti-Malaria Campaign
under the banner of National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme from Kera-ah
Village here today. In the launching programme, more than 100 blood slides were collected,
tested and provided free treatment on the spot.
Comparing the high number of malaria cases in the state with the other states of
the country, and the motto of the Government to eliminate malaria from the country
by 2030, Mithi said that it was high time to practice measures to eliminate malaria
from the state, and to do so full cooperation of the general public is most essential.
The village, that was adopted by the MP as an Aadarsh village earlier this year,
was prioritised for the launch under the Saansad Aadarsh Gram Yojana scheme.
Public leader of the village, Asati Dele requested the MP to look into the needs
of the drainage system and toilets in his adopted village, Kera-ah.
District Medical Officer, Dr D Wange called upon the people to reduce water stagnation
in the area, use long slip shirt during dawn and dusk time when mosquito are active
and to allow/accept DDT spray inside the house. He also requested them to use mosquito
bed net while sleeping.
Chairing over the programme, Sipi Elapra Linggi, Zilla Parishad Chairperson appealed
the villagers to keep themselves away from malaria by keeping the surrounding area
clean and to go to the hospital immediately in case of fever or doubtful cases. She
also advised them to take proper medication and complete the course as prescribed
by the doctors. (with inputs from DIPRO)
Over hundred households from Kera-aa and Mayu-II villages attended the programme
which was mainly aimed at spreading awareness about malaria, dengue, and other vector
DVBDCO Dr Nangkong Yirang said, "Causes of dengue have been found in neighbouring
Pasighat and that means our district is also at risk. The main cause of the disease
is mosquitoes. Keeping our surroundings clean and not leaving places for stagnant
water will stop breeding of these disease carriers and thus, will keep the disease
To encourage the use of bed nets, Long Lasting Insecticide-Treated Nets (LLIN) were
distributed to the villagers. These medically treated bed nets boasts of a five years
longevity in its purpose. A total of 260 of these mosquito nets were distributed
to 131 households.
Explaining the instructions for using these nets, Dr Yirang advised to tuck in the
ends of the mosquito net properly into the mattress for efficiency; else mosquitoes
might get in through small gaps.
The programme will go on for the whole month, eventually covering the whole of the
West Kameng DEC takes up proposals
BOMDILA, June 11: The West Kameng District Electricity Committee (DEC) in its meeting
held here recently has proposed for installation of metering system under Integrated
Power Development Scheme (IDPS) in the township and to facilitate household electrification
in the rural areas under Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY). The meeting
also proposed for upgradation and installation of transformers, modernisation and
improvement of existing system, reduction of LT Lines through introduction of High
Voltage Distribution System (HVDS).
Earlier, presiding over the meeting, MLA Japu Deru has directed the Power Department
to take necessary steps to ensure electrification of both urban and rural areas in
the district. Introduction of rooftop solar projects in some locations in Bomdila
and other areas of the district was proposed in the meeting.
In his presentation Tasso Hinda, SE, Power, Dirang has explained in detailed about
project estimates and period of both the flagship programmes, namely, DDUGJY and
IDPS with the objective of providing electrification of both rural and urban areas
In his address, DC A K Singh has urged the department to fix a time for completion
of the detailed DPR under the schemes.
Phurpa Wangyal, EE, Power, Bomdila Division also spoke on the occasion and appealed
the house to extend support and provide guidance for proper implementation of schemes
Awareness prog on oil palm farming
NAMSAI, June 11: The agriculture department in collaboration with Shivasai Oil Palm
Pvt. Ltd, Hyderabad, has organised a one-day awareness programme cum training on
Oil Palm for farmers at Namsai Town Club here yesterday. The programme was attended
by farmers from Namsai and Lekang circles.
Addressing the inaugural session, Agriculture Minister Chowna Mein urged the farmers
to diversify their agricultural activities for a balanced growth.
Namsai MLA Chau Zingnu Namchoom in his speech recalled the initiative taken by the
former Agriculture Minister Late Setong Sena for introducing Oil Palm in the state.
He suggested the agriculture department to conduct exposure visit of farmers to CHF,
Pasighat for practical knowledge.
In his key-note address, advisor to the Agriculture department A K Purkayastha highlighted
the prospects of oil palm in Arunachal Pradesh. He urged the farmers to diversify
the agricultural activities and to avail the facilities extended by the Central Govt.
Speaking on the occasion Deputy Commissioner R. K. Sharma appreciated the agriculture
department for introducing contract farming for the first time in the state.
In the technical session, resource persons including assistant State Nodal Officer,
Oil Palm, Idar Nyori and Dr. V. Singh, Assistant professor CHF, Pasighat, CEO Shivasai
Oil Palm Pvt. Ltd, Hyderabad Y. S. Ranganai Kalu dwelt on economic prospects and
feasibility of Oil Palm in Arunachal Pradesh.
A similar programme was also conducted at Chongkham today. Attending the programme,
Parliamentary secretary for forest and environment Chow Tewa Mein lauded the initiatives
of the agriculture minister and his department for popularising the Oil Palm in
MLA inaugurates upgraded higher secondary school
BOMDILA, June 11: MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary PHED & WS Kumsi Sidisow has inaugurated
the upgraded Secondary School into Higher Secondary school in a function held at
Singchung in West Kameng district yesterday.
In his inaugural address, the MLA called for equal development of all sectors for
overall development of the society. Upgradation of school has not only fulfilled
one of his promises, but it would solve the problem of many parents who are compelled
to send their children to far flung places to pursue their studies.
While responding to a memorandum, the MLA agreed to look into construction of staff
quarters, posting of Principal, Vice-Principal and senior teachers and sought cooperation
of the Deputy Commissioner and DDSE to fulfill the staff requirement of the school.
He further informed that the school will be converted into RMSA after 2019. He also
assured to complete the bailey bridge at Tenga market in a few months which will
be done in collaboration with PWD & GREF.
Speaking on the occasion, West Kameng DC A K Singh said that education and health
are two most important indicators of development of the society.
While reminding the teachers of their responsibility, he requested them to impart
quality education for making the students responsible citizens in future. He informed
that proposals for posting of subject teachers and Principal have already been initiated
at Govt level and stressed on the need to have commerce and science streams in the
school. Among others, local ZPM and DDSE also spoke on the occasion. DIPRO
The Indian government’s media blitzkrieg over the army’s raid into Myanmar to take
on the members of rebel NSCN (K) group is starting to back fire. Even though Indian
army gave measured statement about raid, politicians which include likes of defence
minister Manohar Parrikar and Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting, Rajyavardhan
Rathore gave statement which might harm the interest of nation.
Besides claiming that army conducted operation without seeking permission of Myanmarese
government, the union minister started issuing warning to Pakistan of similar action
in future. By making statement which undermines the sovereignty of Myanmar, the BJP
ministers have caused serious damage to the relation between two nations. In future
neighbouring country might not allow such operation to protect their sovereignty.
Myanmar government has also dismiss the claim of Indian government and stated that
army operation took place along the Indo-Myanmar international border and not inside
their territory. While dealing with such sensitive issue, the ministers should have
exhibit maturity. Their irresponsible statements and selective leakages of information
to media can have catastrophic effect.
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Doimukh via Gumto-Harmuty is a better option
As per my observation since many years, the Karsingsa sinking zone which is a National
Highway connecting Banderdewa is being repaired and renovated every year. Crores
of money is being invested for the construction of this very road which leads to
the creation of other newer roads by earth cutting but sadly it could not last for
long. What I foresee is, this NH 52 Karsingsa road is a never ending problem because
of the fragile soil type which is vulnerable to disaster.
In most of this kind of crisis, Doimukh via Gumto-Harmuty road has been a lifeline
for transportation and communication whereas in the good days, it is often overlooked.
The fact is that Harmuty –Doimukh road happens to be the best route for communication.
On the other hand, the route for Guwahati, Tawang, Bomdila, Dimapur are already connected
through Gohpur-Hollongi road. Hence, the Karsingsa-Banderdewa road is not a big
matter of concern as compared to that of Harmuty, since it is a business hub for
the capital dwellers.
Therefore, I would like to appeal to the Government of Arunachal Pradesh to look
into this matter at the earliest.
Keeping in mind the increasing number of road accidents, especially the deaths due
to head injuries ,Madras High court’s decision to make helmets mandatory from July
1st is a welcome move. In Kolkata, traffic police has given the picture of a tortoise
and have written beside it “Even the slowest animal knows how important a helmet
is” Hope such punch lines strike a chord among youngsters.
But the problem is even if wearing helmet is made compulsory, people buy cheap quality
helmets just to satisfy the law which defeats the very purpose of wearing a helmet.
Also while driving many youngsters hang their helmets on their rearview mirror as
if the mirror needs protection. One has to realise that accidents don’t happen daily
& one instant of rash driving or negligence can prove fatal, leaving behind grieving
family, friends & relatives. Also riders should desist from keeping mobiles inside
helmet & speaking. So one should remember “when helmet is strong, life is long.”
Damaging our environment and nature
Monsoon is a natural phenomenon. It’s the bringer of rain and answer to many prayers
for water in agriculture and for many other important areas of our day to day life.
We cannot change this natural pattern and event, but can always prepare for it. Monsoon
is predictable and so is the amount of rainfall. We understand that the global warming
or the climate change has been a reason for this erratic and destructive change in
rain and the level of rainfall. But we must also understand the fact that, the anthropogenic
activities are the main reason behind the climate change. Rain has been there and
is still going to come, but we have only accelerated the level of damage they can
do in our daily life. Felling down of trees, clearing of forests and cutting down
the mighty high mountains, throwing garbage carelessly or improper garbage disposal,
unplanned housing and drainage system has been the way of development for our people
Our mountains are high and mighty, but they are still growing and weak. We have huge
forest cover and mighty rivers, but the level soil is loose. Instead of blaming the
government and any department for that matter (except in genuine cases), every individual
has a role to play e.g. proper disposal of garbage, planting of trees or at least
not felling down trees indiscriminately, refrain from cutting down the mountains.
I understand that these are very small things and people may say that it will not
do any change. But imagine if everyone is doing it, how much can be done! If we can
damage our environment and nature, then only humans can bring a change for the good
of all, not any other animal on this earth.
Give it back to the legitimate owners
Through your esteemed daily, the Land Donors would like to express our resentment
towards Government pertaining to the Land Management at Aalo Township.
After rejections from all the landlords having geographically viable land for establishment
of Headquarter, our forefathers happily donated the entire flat land of present Aalo
township to the Government in the year 1952 to 1956.
But after having free gifted the land, we have rendered ourselves destitute as no
sufficient means and land remained with us to sustain our livelihood and other activities
for sustenance of life and thereby forced to confine ourselves at small hilly slope
Our illiterate forefathers willingly gifted free of cost to the government without
claiming compensation except an acknowledgement Certificate by K.L.Mehta, the then
Adviser to the Governor of Assam.
In return, our forefathers’ mere wishes, that government should look after their
broods in the days to come.
But today, our heart bleeds when we see rampant encroachments of public places, government
quarters and offices etc. The visionless people in the chair are unmindfully giving
allotment to those private individuals tacitly who pleases them, without keeping
the scope for beautification and further expansion of the town. Although the Land
was free gifted to the government, but now it is felt that our forefathers sacrificed
in vain. Not even the least of priorities are accorded to us in considering the
land allotment, award of contract works, other employment opportunities etc.
Apparently, Bahadur Hill at Aalo is a Forest Reserved Land, but now a colony of 20
to 30 houses are mushrooming up with permanent structure of RCC/SPT buildings, black
carpeted road, elecricity and water supply.
On what legal ground are the authorities allowing them to settle there permanently?
Have they been legally permitted there? Did they obtain NOC from Forest & Environment
Department? Had Land Management Authorities consented to the occupation? Did they
gain the confidence of Land Donors Committee before settlement? If not, then it is
assumed that the authorities are playing with the emotions and sentiments of the
Land Donors. Such is the condition at abandoned Police Training and Recruitment Centre,
It evokes indelible heartache when our parental land has been exploited by peregrines.
If government are not using the land for which they acquired then give it back to
the legitimate owners.
We appeal to all heads of the department to appraise administration as well as the
land donors about encroachments before it’s too late. We assure to extend our helping
hands to administration for such initiative of eviction. We still don’t want any
compensation for our land but should be used for the developmental purpose for which
it was gifted.
As we all have known that The Arunachal Times is famous and largest selling local
newspapers in Arunachal Pradesh and I am one of your daily readers.
I have written many articles for Readers Forum. Some of it has been published while
others have not been published. Perhaps readers are happy to see when their articles
come out and it is discouraging if their articles don’t get published.
However, I noticed that many articles were edited too short. Editing of grammatical
errors, mistakes and slang words are good but editing the articles too short is not
Therefore through your esteemed daily, I would like to request and suggest you to
keep the original articles with little or no editing.
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.