ITANAGAR, June 19: The Director of Health Service in coordination with Department
of Ayush will be observing International Yoga Day on June 21 by organizing seminar
on yoga for health, harmony and peace at State Banquet Hall.
The programme aims at disseminating information about yoga and how it can be a tool
for anyone to combat and maintain lifestyle disorders like diabetes, hypertension,
neurological disorders, stress etc.
Mass yoga demonstrations will also be organized at CM's Bungalow, Governor's House,
DNG College, VKV Chimpu and various other locations in and around Capital Complex
on June 21 from 7 am to 7.35 a.m. Yoga experts will demonstrate yoga 'Asanas' (postures)
besides screening films on yoga at Banquet Hall.
The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa, will attend the grand International
Day of Yoga celebration to be held at the Indira Gandhi Park on 21st June. The event,
being hosted by International Day of Yoga Celebrations Committee, Itanagar (IDYCCI),
will start from 7 AM onwards.
IDYCCI consists of Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP),
Patanjali Yog Samiti Arunachal Pradesh, the Art of Living Arunachal Pradesh, Arunachal
Vikas Parishad, Bhrahma Kumaris, Arun Jyoti and Arunachal Shiksha Vikas Samiti.
ANYA appeals for flood damage restoration works, compensation
ITANAGAR, June 19: The All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) today appealed to the
state Govt to take immediate steps for renovation of road and bridges and other infrastructures
which have been damaged by recent heavy down pour and to provide compensation to
the flood affected people of Seijosa area.
The Association also appealed to the authorities concerned to take immediate measures
for restoration of damaged roads in and around Capital Complex including Chimpu area.
Meanwhile, the ANYA Upper Subansiri unit has condemned the assault on EE Power Ajay
Murtem on June 9 last by some miscreants. The ANYA unit appealed to the law enforcing
agencies to punish the culprits involved and urged upon the state Govt to provide
adequate security personnel in all the Govt offices to prevent such incidents.
Landslide claims one
ITANAGAR, June 19: One young student named Bahadur Raksap, age 12 yrs, is reported
to have perished due to rain and erosion in Forest colony, Naharlagun, according
to an official information.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Capital City Mige Kamki informed that due to heavy
rain last night, there was a landslide at six miles which blocked the road. Vehicular
traffic was halted temporarily in morning. The road was restored immediately.
Orgs accuse news channel of spreading communal disharmony
NAMSAI, June 19: All Namsai Area Youth Association, All Tai Khampti Singpho Students'
Union and All Namsai District Students' Union have strongly condemned the "News Live"
channel of Assam for reportedly telecasting false and fabricated news against the
people of Arunachal Pradesh.
In the morning hours of June 18 last, "News Live" reportedly telecasted a news alleging
that the local inhabitants of the Namsai area burnt down the houses of neighbouring
people residing in Namsai district which actually never happened.
The news had instigated bandh call at the Arunachal-Assam border, Dirak check gate,
causing trouble to the people of state travelling to Assam and resulted into communal
The organizations seek an apology from the news channel for its "irresponsible behavior."
Anti-malaria month observation
YINGKIONG, Jun 18: Various protection measures to prevent Malaria, Dengue and other
vector borne diseases and how to use long lasting insecticide treated nets (LLIN)
were explained in details during an awareness camp conducted at Simang village yesterday
by Upper Siang District Health Society (NVBDCP) as part of the on-going anti-malaria
District Vector Borne Disease Control Officer (DVBDCO) Dr. I Modi spoke at length
about Malaria preventive measures and proper use of long lasting insecticidal bed
District Medical Officer Dr. Kaling Dai explained the importance of routine immunization
and various means to avoid diarrheal disease.
Around 250 villagers attended the camp and LLIN were distributed to them. DIPRO
APYC demands resignation of Swaraj
ITANAGAR, June 19: The Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) today demanded resignation
of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for allegedly facilitating Lalit Modi
in procuring a Visa. APYC said that Modi is a declared fugitive after he was charged
for embezzlement of thousands of crores from the IPL during 2010.
Condemning the alleged act of Swaraj, APYC also demanded explanation from Prime Minister
Narendra on this issue and said that the MP must drop Swaraj from the ministry. The
APYC further said that Modi should be tried in Indian court.
Meanwhile, demanding resignation of Swaraj, the 13th Itanagar Assembly Youth Congress
burnt the effigies of Swaraj and Lalit Modi at the APYC office, Naharlagun today.
FPO launched in Lower Subansiri district
ITANAGAR, June 19: NABARD general manager H S Singh has launched the Farmers Producers
Organisation (FPO) in a function at Abotani Hall, Hapoli in Lower Subansiri district
today. More than 300 farmers from Ziro, Raga and Yachuli area were present on the
Addressing the launching ceremony, Singh called upon the farmers to be united to
solve their various problems and all-round development of the district. He cited
various examples of producers organisations of other developed states like Gujarat,
Punjab etc and assured support from NABARD for the development of the organisation.
In his address, NABARD deputy general manager Dinesh Raina explained in detailed
about the role of Producers Organisation (PO), Producers Organisation Promoting Institutions
(POPI) and NABARD.
Speaking on the occasion, National Youth Project president H P Biswas sought the
cooperation from the PO members to make the organisation a successful one. He also
elaborated in detailed about the programmes like awareness creation, capacity building
training, technical support, professional management to be taken up by the PO in
near future. He informed that the project is for 3 years only and many exposure visits
will also be conducted for the progressive farmers under the organisation.
Many other dignitaries present on the occasion also highlighted the problems of the
farmers of the district and also informed about various schemes being implemented
by department concerned for the benefit of farmers.
The FPO was initiated by the National Youth Project as Producers Organisation Promoting
Institutions (POPI) and Producers Organisation (PO), Lower Subansiri Vegetable Growers
Co-operaive Society Ltd. in collaboration with the NABARD as supporting agency.
AOA, AKA all praise for State Govt
ITANAGAR, Jun 20: Various sports associations in the state, including Arunachal Olympic
Association (AOA), Arunachal Karate Do Association (AKA) have whole-heartedly welcomed
the recent cabinet decision for 'out-of-turn promotion' to in-service sportspersons.
It is a bold and benevolent move on the part of the state government which will go
a long way in encouraging the sportspersons of the state in taking up sports seriously
and professionally, AKA President Likha Tara said. This is also recognition of those
in-service sportspersons who were recruited under sports quota on merit basis, he
The AKA President further appealed to the state Govt to give more priority to State,
National and International level competitions through which a player can get exposure
and encouragement to make their career out of sports instead of investing on 'lethargic'
memorial competitions which are mostly entertainment based.
He hoped this kind of sportsperson-friendly move by the state government under the
leadership of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki will help Arunachal Pradesh scale another
height in sports sector.
AOA Secretary General Geshi Doke also appreciated the Govt. decision and hoped much
more such sportsperson-friendly programmes and policies by the government in near
The decision was taken to encourage the spirit of sports in the state, especially
for those sportspersons already working in the state government departments.
DSC win 3rd place decider in 48th Dree Football
ITANAGAR, Jun 19: Diibo Sports Club (DSC) won the third place decider (second runner
up) of the 48th Dree Football Tournament defeating Zamra Club Siiro (ZCS) 3-1 at
Dree Ground, Ziro.
Tamo Bida and Leegang Bungung scored one goal each in first half for their team DSC.
ZCS almost dominated the entire proceeding in the second half but failed to score.
Koj Tangun of DSC added one more goal in 62nd minutes instead.
ZCS, however, reduced the margin to 1-3 through goal from Tapi Kojing in added time.
The final match of the tournament will be played between Sojang Lapang Sports Club
and All Hija Sports Association on Sunday.
29 arrested by City police, Congress accuses bandh callers as ‘terror group’
BJP’s Jan Andolan Committee’s 12 hour capital bandh call
ITANAGAR, June 19: 29 members of BJP's Jan Andolan Committee (JAC) were arrested
during today's 12-hr Capital bandh given by the party. They were arrested in connection
with Itanagar PS Case No.152/15 under section 341/188/34 IPC for violating promulgation
order issued under section 144 Cr.PC by District Magistrate, said Capital SP Seju
Capital Police also registered three separate cases against the members of JAC for
defacement of public property (vide Itanagar PS FIR No.150/15, Naharlagun PS FIR
No.104/15 and Nirjuli PS FIR No. 7/15) under section 3(1)(2) of Arunachal Pradesh
Prevention of Defacement of Public Property Act, the SP said.
Elaborate security arrangements were made during the bandh period with special emphasis
on market areas and Govt. offices to avert any bandh related violence or untoward
Barring few shops, most of business establishments, institutions remained closed
during bandh period. All sort of public and private vehicles remained off the road
while few state transport buses were operated through police escort.
However, Government offices functioned normally, the SP claimed.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has vehemently condemned JAC
(BJP) for today's capital bandh.
Congress termed the callers of today's bandh "not less than a group of terrorists".
"They want to put fear-psychosis in the minds of the people and are not less than
a terrorist group," the release said.
"The bandh mostly affected the students appearing for university examination, poor
and daily wage earners, and vegetable and meat sellers," APCC in a release said,
and demanded JAC to pay compensation for the loss incurred by vendors.
APCC also leveled serious allegation of campaigning at Delhi by the state BJP leaders
to stop releasing funds to the state and held the BJP-led central government and
MoS for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju responsible for the withdrawal of ceasefire with
By doing so, he (Rijiju) is planning to terrorize the entire North East and create
feelings of hatred and unrest among the people of the region, the party said. Besides,
AFSPA was extended to Arunachal Pradesh after Rijiju became MoS for home Affairs,
the party said.
"Rijiju and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will solely be responsible for anything
unpleasant happens in near future in the country, particularly NE region," APCC added.
The Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) also criticized state BJP for declaring
a bandh call while turning a blind eye to "bigger scandal" by its central leaders.
Meanwhile, All Nyishi Youth Association said that bandh call given by the Jan Andolan
Committee (JAC) led by BJP has no justification.
'An Opposition party should raise its voice in State Assembly for the cause of the
people and development, rather than harassing the public," said ANYA president Biri
Rectify or go out, BJP tells the Govt
ITANAGAR, June 19: "You rectify or got out," was what leader of opposition Tamiyo
Taga had to say to the Congress-led state government after the 12 hours Capital Bandh
by Jan Andolan Movement ended this evening.
"Today was just the beginning. Next we will hit the streets physically and demonstrate",
he declared. The BJP state unit was addressing press persons at its headquarters
just after the bandh hours.
The party claimed today's bandh call to be a success with 95 percent of people closing
down their establishments.
"95 percent of people today cooperated with the bandh. All the shops, business establishments
and government offices were closed," claimed BJP state president Tai Tagak giving
the credit of the successful bandh call to the people.
"This indicates that people in the state have finally awakened. People are angry,
not happy with the government for its mismanagement," he exclaimed.
"GoAP will have to succumb to our demands or else we will continue with our movement,"
the President declared.
Micro hydel station restored after 7 years
ITANAGAR, June 19: The long defunct 250 Kilowatt generating Micro Hydel Power Station
at Tirathjo has been restored on 15th June, 2015 after 7 years.
Er. RK Pandey, EM(Hydro Power) said that till now 2 units have been made functional
out of 4 units due to want of sufficient fund adding that rest can only be installed
on allocation of additional fund from the government.
While appreciating Parliamentary Secretary Hydro Power Phurpa Tsering and Chief
Engineer (Generation) Along Ketan for fund allocation for restoration of MHPS at
Tirathjo, Tirap Deputy Commissioner Kamlesh Joshi stated that the `restoration of
250 KW generating with its 4 unit capacity would bring power supply to various villages
of Dadam circle and Ranglamja areas. (DIPRO)
Digital Life Certificate to be accepted for disbursement of pensions
NAHARLAGUN, June 19: No personal appearance will be required from now onwards for
obtaining life certificate by pensioners as the State Government has decided to accept
the digital life certificate generated through online registration from Jeevan Pramaan
Portal using biometric authentication (aadhaar card details).
For getting digital life certificate, the pensioners need to have an Aadhaar number
and have to enroll and biometrically authenticate themselves by downloading application
prepared for generating digital life certificate from jeevanpramaan.gov.in or nearby
CSC centre, bank branches or government offices.
However, the present system of personal appearance or physical life certificate for
obtaining life certificate will also be in use.
For obtaining a life certificate, a pensioner earlier needed to present himself/herself
before the Pension Disbursing Agency or had the life certificate issued by authority
where they served and had it delivered to the disbursing agency.
The verification by biometrics through Jeevan Pramaan will be valid up to the month
of October every year. Every pensioner will have to renew digital life certificate
in November every year to continue payment of pension. DIPR
State Soil Health Mission launched, urban local bodies to collect taxes
ITANAGAR, June 19: In a bid to transcend Arunachal Pradesh into cent percent organic
State, Cabinet in its Tuesday meeting decided to launch "State Soil Health Mission".
The programme intends for proper documentation of soil health and preparation of
soil map besides, distribution of Soil Health Cards to the farmers so that they are
guided for scientific nutrient managements.
The programme shall also check overuse or no use of fertilizers and its adverse effect
and help in increase of crop production through its sustainable soil management paving
way for organic farming.
Arunachal Pradesh Government which excelled in the national level by becoming top
five states in the country for devolution of power to Panchayati Raj has now initiated
steps to strengthen the Urban Local Self Governance by transferring powers to enhance
revenue base of Urban Local Bodies. State Cabinet decided to authorise urban local
bodies to collect taxes, user charges, levy fees and fines as per provisions contained
under various sections of the Arunachal Pradesh Municipal Act 2007. Two Municipal
Councils of Itanagar and Pasighat shall now enjoy the powers to levy tax on parking
of vehicles as per provision under section, use charges on Solid Waste Management,
parking, stacking of materials on public street, tax on advertisement, other taxes
on entertainment, tax on tourist congregations, tax on heavy truck and buses, levy
of stallage rent and fee, permission to grant licences to use premises for non residential
purposes and to collect licence fee.
The state with 82% forest cover is considered as one of the richest resource based
state in terms of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants. Taking into consideration of such
vast potential, Cabinet adopted Arunachal Pradesh Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Policy
2015. Through this policy, the state government shall extensively exploit the rich
aromatic and medicinal plants potential for economic sustainability.
In addition, State Cabinet took slews of decisions which include Arunachal Pradesh
Water Supply Bill, 2015 which shall be tabled in the ensuing Assembly session while
it is in principally approved for adoption of Arunachal Pradesh State Wine Policy.
Cabinet also approved in principle for setting up of State-of-the-Art Multipurpose
Stadium in the capital complex and further approved Rules for enlistment and registration
of contractors and suppliers for electrical and power works under department of power.
(Media Cell, CMO)
Micro chips implanted in Mithuns
AALO, June 19: The animal husbandry and veterinary department has organized a programme
for Implantation of Permanent Electronic Identification in Mithuns at Pakam one village
today. The programme was funded by West Siang district administration.
Attending the inaugural function, Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu said that the Micro
chipping can solve Mithun identification problem and disputes regarding ownership.
He asked the department to prepare database survey and guide the Mithun owners in
rearing healthy livestock.
He further appealed to the people to settle petty disputes amicably at local level.
The West Siang DVO, Dr. Pagi Kamki Basar highlighted the importance and objective
behind the implantation of permanent electronic identification in Mithun and disclosed
that good numbers of Mithuns have been implanted with micro chips by veterinary experts.
The West Siang DMO, Marbom Basar, DPO Jumdo Diyum, Dr. Taken Kamchi, ASM and GBs
of the village shared their suggestions. DIPRO
Co-ordination meeting of PRIs, elected representatives and govt officials held
SEPPA, Jun 19: A Co-ordination- cum- consultation meeting for finalization of department-wise
AoP-2015-16, five year perspective plan (2015-20) and vision 2030 was held at Kameng
hall, Seppa yesterday.
The parliamentary secretary, Tax & Excise, Tapuk Taku, parliamentary secretary, tourism,
Mama Natung, parliamentary secretary, ICDS, Karya Babang, Panchayat leaders and government
officials attended the meeting.
While initiating the discussions, DC Sandeep Kumar Singh asked the heads of various
departments to prepare workable and practical proposal in the AoP. He asked the officers
to submit a copy of their AoP before 22nd June, 2016 for compilation.
Parliamentary Secretary, Tourism Mama Natung stressed on the need to conduct meeting
of PRI members at grassroots level for enabling it to select realistic and need based
scheme. He also suggested the HoDs to prepare AoP with special attention to rural
and far-flung areas like that of Lada. He urged all the stakeholders to work as a
team to take the district ahead in the right direction. He announced Rs 2 lakhs for
procurement of medicines.
Parliamentary Secretary, ICDS Karya Bagang stressed on the need for Co-ordination
& consultation among HoDs, PRI Members & legislators while preparing AoP in order
to avoid duplicity of the scheme.
Parliamentary Secretary, Tax & Excise Tapuk Taku asked the HoDs especially the works
department to hold wide discussion with all stakeholders and prepared need-based
schemes and submit to the state Govt at the earliest before budget session of 7th
July 2015. He was optimistic to see good AoP in agriculture & its allied sector that
benefited the rural people. While citing the state Govt's flagship programme which
provided benefit to many people he asked the DMO to ensure that the left-out people
are also provided card to avail the benefits. He announced Rs 3 Lacs for procurement
of X-Ray machine for district hospital, Seppa.
ZPC Meyuk Cheda urged the HoDs to prepare AoP in consultation with PRI member. ADC
Pooja Jain also spoke on the occasion.
The heads of various departments also presented their achievement and activities
to be undertaken for the overall development of the people.
DDMO Sonam presented disaster management preparedness and given safety tips on earthquake/
flood and landslide. (DIPRO)
Vital meeting to strengthen power supply in Changlang
CHANGLANG, Jun 19: The Changlang District Administration convened a series of developmental
meetings today including one with District Electricity Committee.
Changlang Deputy Commissioner Chanchal Yadav in her key note address termed the meeting
as vital for electrification of non-electrified villages and households and strengthening
the existing power supply in the district. Explaining the objectives of the meeting
she requested the members to give necessary inputs for formulation of detailed project
report of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna(DDUGJY) and Integrated Power Development
Scheme being implemented by the Department of Power.
The members also had a threadbare discussion on Comprehensive Scheme for strengthening
of transmission and sub-transmission system being executed by the Power Grid Corporation
of India Limited.
Phosum Khimhun, Parliamentary Secretary, Trade and commerce, MLAs Tesam Pongte and
Laisam Simai were present in the meeting.
All the three MLAs present in the meeting assured for their co-operation in implementing
the schemes and support in acquiring land with required dimensions in their respective
constituencies for setting up of power sub-station under these schemes.
Earlier, SE (E) C T Namchoom apprised the members of the committee on the scope of
work proposed by the Department of Power in a Need Assessment Documents (NAD) of
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY) and Integrated Power Development
Scheme through power point presentation.
The District Electricity Committee approved for implementation of DDUGJY for Rs.
13, 939.88 lakhs and IPDS for an amount of Rs. 2, 976. 61 lakhs.
The second meeting was convened on preparation of Vision Documents 2030 and Five
Year perspective Plan from 2015-16 to 2019-20.
The Deputy Commissioner Chanchal Yadav who chaired the meeting appealed all the departments
to frame feasible and sensible projects for planned growth in the area.
The house discussed the proposals for Five Year perspective Plan and of Vision Documents
2030 prepared by departmental Heads of Offices, Changlang and duly selected the proposals
to be submitted to the government after necessary rectifications for consideration.
In the third meeting which was also chaired by the DC Changlang, schemes submitted
by Block Development Officers under Border Area Development Program were evaluated
and selected for implementation. (DIPRO)
Demand for improved veterinary services
PASIGHAT, June 19: Observing the 'poor' infrastructure and lack of medicine and other
facilities in Koyu Veterinary Dispensary, the local people have demanded Animal Husbandry
& Veterinary Department to boost its infrastructure and supply adequate medicine
and other necessary equipments for its smooth function. They also demanded the state
government to implement animal farming schemes in the area.
The remote Koyu-Kora area in East Siang district bereft of any small scale industry
and other commercial projects is lagging behind in comparison with other parts of
the state in the field of agriculture and allied sectors. The rural areas settled
on hilly terrains have huge scope of improved horticulture, apiculture (honey rearing),
pisciculture and animal farming, but due to lack of proper knowledge and required
facilities, the farmers continuously have to depend on natural and traditional factors.
Though there is veterinary dispensary with a vet at Koyu headquarter, it has failed
to meet the requirement of the local farmers. It has been running without infrastructure,
manpower, equipments and necessary facilities such as power, water supply and even
vet's residential quarter.
Talking to this correspondent, Koyu Anachal Samiti Member, Pakyor Koyu said that
Koyu Veterinary dispensary was almost defunct for the last two decades, but the people
could see mild improvement in its function only after the District Animal Husbandry
& Veterinary Officer (DAH&VO), Dr J Panor visited the area early this month. He further
informed that establishment of a well-equipped veterinary hospital at Koyu area was
long-pending demand made by the local people, but, the successive state governments
have not paid any heed to their demand.
The local people also pleaded the district officer for supporting ambitious projects
including "Community Mithun Rearing" and "Pig Breeding Farm" at Koyu as natural vegetation
and climate of the entire area is highly suitable for farming of Mithun and other
DEO urged to take needful action as per judgement
ITANAGAR, June 19: While referring to the judgement passed by the Gauhati High Court,
Itanagar Parmanent Bench on Case No. WP (C), 248/AP/2015 on June 16, the petitioner
Nada Buda has appealed to the Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner cum district
election officer (Panchayati Raj) to do the needful as per the judgment.
According to the certified copy of the court paper made available to the press,
the petitioner who is an Anchal Samiti Member (ASM) of Sukung Subu Anchal segment
of 5-Hija Anchal Samiti along with 11 others ASMs of Indian National Congress (INC)
merged out from the INC as their elected Anchal Chairperson of the said Anchal Samiti,
namely, Nada Tatung, was found involved in corrupt practices and those 11 members
formed a new political party, namely, 'Hija Peoples' Party' with the support of 14
ASMs out of the total 17 ASMs of 5- Hija Anchal Samiti. A 'No Confidence Motion'
was duly moved on June 12 last against the said Chairperson under Article 63(1)
of the Arunachal Panchayati Raj Act, 1997 and accordingly, Nada Tatung, Anchal Chairperson
was voted out by the majority of the ASMs and the petitioner was selected as Anchal
Chairperson of 5-Hija Anchal Samiti by majority of the members present, under the
banner of 'Hija Peoples' Party'. But till date, the respondents have not appointed
the petitioner as Anchal Chairperson of the said Hija Anchal Samiti.
In this regard, the petitioner had filed a representation before the District Election
Officer (Panchayati Raj)-cum-Deputy Commissioner, Lower Subansiri District on June
12 last which is still pending for disposal.
"After hearing the learned counsel appearing for the parties and as the former Anchal
Chairperson of the 5-Hija Anchal Samiti was voted out by the 2/3rd ASMs and the
majority of ASMs present therein proposed the petitioner to the post of Anchal Chairperson,
the District Election Officer (Panchayati Raj), respondent No.4 shall dispose of
the said representation of the petitioner dated June 12 within a period of three
weeks from the date of receipt of the certified copy of this order by a reasoned
and speaking order in accordance with law, intimating the outcome of the said representation
to the petitioner", the court judgement said.
BJP defends Raje and rules out resignation
New Delhi, June 19: Shedding its reticence, the BJP on Friday backed Rajasthan Chief
Minister Vasundhara Raje and ruled out her resignation or that of External Affairs
Minister Sushma Swaraj on the Lalit Modi row even as Congress threatened to disrupt
the Monsoon session ofParliament if they do not quit.
The BJP's defence came on a day Raje, who is facing a storm over her secret witness
statement supporting the former IPL boss' immigration plea in Britain, cancelled
her visit to Anandpur Sahib in Punjab where she would have met party president Amit
Shah and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
The BJP had put up a muted defence of Swaraj when the controversy broke out on Sunday
over her help to tainted Modi get British travel document saying she had acted on
humanitarian considerations but offered no defence of Raje in the last two days.
Taking its attack to a new level, the Congress alleged a nexus between Lalit Modi,
the Prime Minister, BJP President, Swaraj and Raje and said the only way for the
government to "save" itself and the Parliament session is to make the two women leaders
resign from their positions.
"We hope after Yoga Day and after 'Lalitasan', the Prime Minister will take some
strong action," party leader Jairam Ramesh told reporters adding "there is no other
Today, the BJP fielded its spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi at a press briefing in
the party headquarters where he rejected the demands for resignation of the two top
The party strategy may have been apparently devised after separate meetings between
Home Minister Rajnath Singh with the Prime Minister and between Amit Shah and the
Prime Minister late last night.
To questions whether there will be action against Swaraj or Raje, he said, "The question
is imaginary There is no technical and legal base that you can say there is any point
Trivedi said while the party's top leadership has made its position clear on the
issue of Swaraj, the validity of the documents produced against Raje is not yet verified.
He also rejected charges of corruption and impropriety on the part of the two leaders
for links with Modi and termed as "laughable" the questions raised by the opposition
without any basis.
"We have already made it clear that there is no corruption. There is no technical
or legal definition of corruption or misappropriation is not evident. Opposition
is using these issues to make a mountain out of a molehill for their own political
gains on feeble grounds," he said.
Asked why the party took so much time to come out in support of Raje, he said, the
questions raised by the media were imaginary.
"Before making any demand, it should be seen whether that demand is substantive.
Whether any wrong doing or corruption has taken place. To make such a demand in the
absence of substantive evidence is not right and baseless," he said.
He said Raje has clarified to the party top brass and the talks between the party
and her are continuing. He, however, rejected any demand of any inquiry, internal
or otherwise against Raje.
The party even went the extra distance to defend Raje's son Dushyant Singh, MP, saying
as far as his company's dealings with Modi, they were above board. The Rajasthan
BJP also put up a strong defence of Dushyant Singh.
Trivedi said it was not a new issue and facts have been mentioned in Dushyant Singh's
Income Tax returns as well his affidavit before the Lok Sabha polls.
Modi, who is wanted by the Enforcement Directorate in several cases including charges
of money laundering, has been staying in London and has not come to India to face
questioning in the cases. PTI
Recently Law Minister of Delhi Jitendra Singh Tomar was arrested in connection with
the row over the authenticity of his academic degree. Later under immense political
pressure Tomar submitted his resignation to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
hours after a Delhi court remanded him to police custody. Delhi police arrested him
and is carrying out investigation into the case.
As per the report, Delhi Police, which took former law minister to Faizabad and Ayodhya
as part of its investigation, have found that his B.Sc degree is fake.
Police sources told media that Tomar had no knowledge about anything related to his
educational qualification when questioned at the Faizabaad Awadh University and Ayodhaya
The arrest of Tomar in fake degree case is a matter of concern for us too. State
government should carry out tough screening of degree certificates during recruitment
Also Arunachalee students going outside the state to pursue higher studies should
properly check credential of college and universities before taking admission. They
should not become victim of fraudsters.
---- Readers Forum ----
Finding the root cause of corruption in the State today
People’s Party of Arunachal urges all the Political parties in the State along with
various other Civil Societies and intellectual foras to make an indebt analysis of
the root cause of corruption in the State today.
This virus of corruption cannot be easily done away with by resorting to bandh calls
and serving ultimatum to the Government. People’s Party of Arunachal has always been
reiterating that any organization whether political or non political parties that
have been vocal on various corruption charge against the Tuki led Government should
first exhibits political will to fight against issues like frequent defection of
democratically elected leaders from one party to another that gives no opportunity
for the healthy growth of opposition party in the State. People’s Party of Arunachal
seeks the support of the BJP Unit of Arunachal to put pressure on the Speaker Arunachal
State Assembly to disqualify the defected leader of PPA. Here lies one of the main
reasons for the growth of political corruption in the State. If the Tuki led Government
is corrupt and is charged with abuse of centrally sponsored schemes, it is because
of the huge amounts paid to these defecting legislators.
Unless a concerted effort is put in by all the political parties and various other
Civil societies together towards the desired goal of attaining a corrupt free Government
by adopting a common agenda agreeable to all the parties, bandh calls and demonstration
cannot be the solution in the State.
The People’s Party of Arunachal appeal to one and all in the State, seriously to
work out a common objective programme on certain serious issues in the State which
need to be debated and resolved. Issues like (1) building of mega dams in the state
for resource generation. (2) Land acquisition and compensation related laws in the
State and qualitative promotion of Private Universities in the State. It is unfortunate
that none of the organizations have raised any of these issues in public forums.
People’s Party of Arunachal
The very technology that has provided us with material prosperity has also created
unparalleled problems. The Apps or applications which is hailed as a revolutionary
invention is posing a serious threat & disturbing the minds of younger generation.
The messaging application like Whatsapp which is a blessing can turn into a nightmare
if it is not used cautiously. People join various groups & sometimes dumb messages
from various groups keep flooding the so called smart phones every second, distracting
people & thus interrupting their work. One wonders how the nation can develop if
people are all the time busy with Apps.
“We will be backward if the entire nation is busy sending forwards.”
Ambiguous in its intents
Bandh calls in any or all parts of the Indian union have been declared as illegal
by the Honble Courts as it infringes upon the fundamental rights & individual liberties
of citizens besides causing unforeseen damages to public properties & losses to state
exchequer. We as the law abiding citizens need to respect the rulings of the Honble
Courts which are upheld by the apex court of the country.
Capital Bandh enforced by state unit BJP whose party is in power at the centre do
not speak well of their own party’s image, its wider perceptions of issues & the
modus operandi to genuine protests against the state government. It’s in defying
to the standing judgments of the Hon,ble courts by any such national political party
& have many veiled and ambiguous intents. The people of the state who are waging
a super imposed major war against wrath of nature and it’s furry for a month are
rendered to more miseries, the students who are appearing law & PG courses exams
under distance education are made to suffer beyond repairs, daily breads earners
made poorer & above all it has encouragingly opened up a floodgate of bandhs from
nefarious unions & association who always expects something by enforcing such bandh
calls fabricating issues out of no issue. Someone has rightly pointed out that it
will be the same party who if come to power will be opposing bandh calls against
the government even on every nonsense issues in coming years. No doubt, party men
may change their color & affiliations from time to time but not the party who would
be begging for votes from these marginalised groups in elections.
I as a citizen & dweller of the capital feel that current situations in the state
don’t warrant for enforcement of bandhs, that too from the BJP, a party known for
its uprightness & strong national feelings. We perceive something ambiguous in its
A tale of a teacher
Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to bring into light some
of the conditions of Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) TGTs/JTs of Arunachal
It is being said that JTs under RMSA in other states of India get a salary of around
Rs. 30,000 per month. Even in Assam they have grade pay included in their basic pay
scale. So how come in our great corruption-free state of Arunachal Pradesh the salary
is 15000 per month which is even less then ATs under SSA. And there is no leave provision.
No salary during vacation. And even that Rs.15000 per month salary is not paid every
month. Rather we have to wait for 6 months to get our salary which makes it really
hard to discharge our duty properly as we don’t get any govt quarters and have to
live in rented accommodation. Its written ‘no work, no pay’ policy in the job conditions
but we work like ox with no pay for months, so it should be written as ‘work without
pay’ policy. We haven’t got our salary since January 2015. Teaching profession is
one of the noblest professions in the world but in our corruption free Arunachal
Pradesh and society it is seen and regarded as low grade job. The teachers here have
no value and respect and they have to keep on shouting for their basic rights of
getting salary on time. Our People have forgotten that if children are the future
of nation then teachers are the architect of the nation. And a place where the teachers
are not respected and disregarded then the future of that state/country is totally
dark. God bless our state!
A begging Teacher
Rectify the system
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw your kind attention to the service
being provided by the post office, Pasighat. I am really fed up by the service provided
by Post Office of Pasighat. The call letter for an interview of SSC (Recruitment
of Sub-inspectors in Delhi police, CAPFs and Assistant Sub-Inspector in CISF Examination,
2015) which they received on 08.06.2015 has been delivered to me after 12 days.
And my interview for the same post will be held on 21st June. When I went there yesterday
asking for SSC admit card they said, “We already delivered the entire letter we’ve
What they are doing? It seems they are not working sincerely and they are enjoying
the government money. They are supposed to help the public and not cause any problem
to us. Hope that the system will be reformed shortly.
Prem B. Pradhan
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.