AALO, Jun 23: Monigong, the interior most circle of West Siang district is cut off
from the rest of the country due to blockage on Monigong-Karle and Karo-Jorang road
caused by major landslides and erosion.
The situation has worsened yesterday night when the 30 metres formation cutting at
a road near Azad Camp at Bure has been completely washed away by incessant rain.
The EAC Monigong was pursuing with BRO and district administration for early restoration
of road communication.
People from the two circles of Pidi and Monigong are facing hardship to reach the
headquarters to procure their daily needs,
Landslides, erosions and mud accumulations along the road have snapped communication
and have become regular phenomenon. This is happening mainly due to absence of proper
drainage system and retaining walls on the entire stretch of the road, said the local
Notice served to livestock owners
ITANAGAR, Jun 23: The curator of Biological Park here has served notice to the livestock
owners of all the nearby areas to evacuate their animals from Zoo area by June 30
next. It cautioned that after the final date, animals will be executed if seen inside
the premises of the Zoo wall.
In its final notice, it stated that the animals often cause damages to the lives
and properties of the Zoo.
ITANAGAR, Jun 23: The PWD Capital Division-A has restricted the movement of vehicles
on Donyi-Polo road from June 24 for early launch and execution of 14-mtr bailey bridge.
The department requested the people of Donyi-Polo school area to bear the inconvenience.
Harassment to paper circulation boys resented
ITANAGAR, Jun 23: The media fraternity has expressed shock over the complaint received
from an agent-cum-distributor of few local dailies that while distributing newspapers
with his vehicle in Naharlagun D-sector on the morning of June 19, when the BJP had
given a bandh call, some bandh enforcers had snatched away the bags and newspapers
from the circulation boys.
It is regrettable that the BJP is not aware that media is exempted during bandh.
For the loss caused and harassment meted out to the circulation boys, the BJP should
tender a written apology or else the media would be free to take its own decision,
stated APC president Chopa Cheda on behalf of the media fraternity.
Anti-Malaria month observed
ITANAGAR, Jun 23: The Anti-Malaria month was observed by the East Siang District
at Namey Village under Nari CHC on June 18 last.
Speaking on the occasion, DMO Dr. M Perme advised the public to keep the surrounding
clean so as to avoid mosquito breeding. He further called upon the health workers
and ASHAs to render service for public with proper records and also advised the public
to use the distributed LLIN properly and allow the DDT spray inside the room.
Ruksin ZPM T Panyang advised the community to fight against malaria. He also highlighted
the role of PRI members, ASHAs and public for successful implementation of health
Nari-Seren Block ZPM K Dabi said no one should die or suffer due to malaria. He called
for proper drainage system in all the villages to reduce the mosquito breeding and
take better precaution.
M Loyi, ADC Ruksin said that mosquito cannot be killed completely but we can reduce
the disease and mosquito breeding. Among others, Medical Officers from various health
centres attended the programme.
Meanwhile, the District Vector Borne Disease Control Programme Officer, Yupia organised
malaria awareness programme with distribution of long lasting insecticide nets (LLINs)
at Lora village under Kimin Community Health Centre as part of anti-malaria month
During the day long programme, TP Tara, DVBC consultant appealed to the public to
co-operate with Indoor Residual Spray (IRS) teams by allowing them to spray DDT as
per requirement in their dwelling places. He suggested them to sleep under mosquito
nets and remove stagnant water in their surroundings to prevent mosquito breeding.
District Vector Borne Disease Consultant, Yupia spoke about how to use LLIN.
Solar lamps distributed to villagers
TEZU, Jun 23: Anjaw Deputy Commissioner Nyabin Ete has distributed solar lamps for
Kasongglat villagers in a simple function recently to mark the Anudin. Bellai Welfare
Association secretary Mantaw Bellai received the lamps in presence of social workers
Sujata and Chinmay Panth.
The DC appreciated the Art of Living for reaching out to rural populace of the border
area. While interacting with the social workers, he assured all possible assistance
from the administration in social welfare activities. Chinmay requested the Govt
and NGOs to focus on empowering Arunachal with more skill development programs for
Lohit DMO Dr Karrik Basar and RWD EE Er Taru Dok, Advocate Tiamso Boo and community
members appreciated the initiatives of the administration and NGOs for providing
solar lamps to the villagers.
Solar lamps were also handed over to all the families of Soiliang village which was
received by Gram Panchayat Member Bakalum Bellai.
Cancellation of work order against school construction sought
NAHARLAGUN, Jun 23: The Upper Subansiri district unit of BJP in a complaint letter
to Upper Subansiri DC has sought immediate cancellation of work order issued against
construction of school building at Dayam under Sippi-II Gram Panchayat saying that
the village has not been mentioned in the approved list of district and state PAB
The party said that there are already four primary schools in the same Panchayat
segment i.e, Dadi, Rikung, Guha, Lokar-Rijo and therefore, there is no need to establish
another at Dayam village, which it further claimed has a very low population.
While alleging the DDSE-cum-DPO and district coordinator cum-BO of misusing the SSA
funds and not adhering to government norms while selecting villages for establishment
of primary and upper primary schools, the party further urged the concerned authorities
to immediately constitute an enquiry committee for carrying out site verification
to determine the feasibility of establishing a new primary school in the said village.
Union writes to DC, seeks early road construction
KOLORIANG, Jun 23: Expressing concern over the inordinate delay in construction of
the Trans Arunachal Highway between Joram and Koloriang, the All Kurung Kumey District
Students’ Union (AKKDSU) has in a release today urged the Kurung Kumey DC to direct
the construction agencies to begin work in the said portion of road soon.
The AKKDSU said that though the funds for road construction has been already sanctioned
by the BRO during the financial year 2013, work on it is yet to begin, which has
further been causing much hardship to the commuters.
Fish farmer’s training-cum- demonstration progamme
YINGKIONG, Jun 23: Training on quality Fish seeds production was conducted today
at DFDO's office Yingkiong.
Forty trainees participated in the training-cum-demonstration on various topics including
breeding of common carp, Chinese hatchery, post breeding management of fish seed,
nursery management field demonstrations on fish breeding. There was an interactive
session and group discussion.
The inaugural function was chaired by O. Pertin DIPRO who advised the trainees to
learn the techniques thoroughly in order to become successful fish farmers.
Gindu Tayeng ADTH, Menya Ete ADO and Ameng Nangkar ADO also took part in the deliberation
and advised the farmers to make best use of the training to improve their economic
AAPLU writes to CM
ITANAGAR, Jun 23: All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union (AAPLU) in a letter to the Chief
Minister has requested him to give strict and specific direction to concern officers
to vacate the labour barracks in all districts and one labour guest house at Itanagar
with immediate effect so that the working class could get accommodation in the labour
In its letter, the AAPLU alleged that “labour barracks in all districts and the labour
guest house at Itanagar are still occupied by the contractor concerned even after
receiving their full bills for the reason best known to them”. It further said the
labourers are still deprived of Govt accommodation and living in private rented accommodations.
Relief sought for fire victim
ITANAGAR, Jun 23: A joint team of All Papum Poma Students' Union (APPSU) and Hina
Camdir Tok, spokesperson, APCC today distributed relief materials to the fire victim
at Langdung village under Sangdupota circle in Papum Pare district. A dwelling house
of Tasi Tanyor was reduced to ashes in the fire mishap at around 11:30 PM yesterday
in the village, APPSU informed.
Meanwhile, the team members requested the authorities to provide immediate relief
for the fire victims. It also urged the district administration to take effective
measures to prevent recurrence of such fire mishap in future.
ITANAGAR, Jun 23: Claiming that more than 15 houses, private as well as government
quarters, in the lower side of Kime-Paka colony here, were damaged in last night’s
heavy storm, the Itanagar City Development Welfare Association (ICDWA) has sought
immediate relief for the victim family. It wrote to the DC Capital in this regard.
BJP pays tribute to Dr. Mukherjee
ITANAGAR, Jun 23: The State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) observed the 62nd death
anniversary of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, the founder of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh.
The leaders and workers of the party led by Vice President Techi Necha and Secretary
Hinium Tachu paid floral tributes to the decorated portrait of Mukherjee at Party
Head Office here.
Recalling Dr. Mukherjee’s contribution to the nation, Necha said he was a great son
of India and his idea of "One Nation, One Nishan, One Bidhan and One Pradhan” is
still relevant in the political arena of the country.
He called upon the party workers and leaders to follow the great ideals, and principles
of Mukherjee to serve the nation.
First Lady visits Oju Mission
ITANAGAR, Jun 23: The First Lady of the State Rita Rajkhowa, who is also Chairperson
of Muskaan Welfare Society (MWS) visited the Oju Mission, Naharlagun today. She
was accompanied by the MWS members.
On her maiden visit to the Centre, she interacted with the children of the Shishu
Grah (orphanage), school children and inmates of short stay home. As a token, she
donated food items on the occasion.
The First Lady was pleased to learn about the endeavour of the institute and the
dedication showed by its staff. She said that the love and affection that she received
on the visit day was like a treasure which she will always cherish. Praying for the
good health of Oju Welfare Association‘s founder Bini Yanga, she commended her for
carrying forward the work of service to the humanity with devotion.
While interacting with the trainees of tailoring and beauty parlour courses, she
urged them to be sincere and to try to become financially self dependent. On a personal
note the chairperson added that she too is fond of tailoring and still pursue it
as a hobby.
Earlier, Director, State Resource Centre for Adult Education, P. Deori briefed on
the institute and its works. (PRO to Governor)
Meet for consolidation of Perspective Plan and Vision Document
AALO, Jun 23: The Zilla Parishad meeting for consolidation of all need based rural
schemes was held under the chairmanship of West Siang Zilla parishad Chairperson
Yaman Bagra here yesterday.
All HoDs, administrative officers of the circles and subdivisions, ZPMs, BDOs and
ASCs attended the meeting.
Addressing the meeting, the ZPC reiterated that many schemes prepared by the HoDs
are not done in consultation with the PRIs to avoid duplicacy and accomodate the
interest of the rural people. PRIs and HoDs have to work hand in glove to address
the woes of the rural masses, she said. West Siang ADC and DPDO Tamik Talom urged
the HODs to incorporate the schemes and resolutions in Gram Sabha, Anchal Samiti
and Zilla Parishad in the perspective plan and vision documents avoiding duplicacy.
He stressed on timely submission of proposals to avoid heavy rush in the fag end
of deadline given by the Govt.
District Planning Officer Jumdo Diyum outlined the detailed guidelines on submission
of annual AOP, Five Year Plan and vision document and stressed on submission as per
the Govt. notification. DIPRO
Arunachalee footballer to represent India at Spain
ITANAGAR, Jun 23: Giken Kambu Bogum, 17, of Arunachal Pradesh will represent the
country in Madrisur Cup - Madrid and Youth Soccer Challenge Trophy, Barcelona being
held from June 21 to July 3.
He is the son of Yasa Kambu and Pugi Kambu Bogum of Liromoba in West Siang district
and lone player from North East to represent the country in the tournament, informed
Galo Welfare Society.
Giken is a student of Maan Public School New Delhi. "It is a proud moment for all
of us," said GWS in Giken's selection in the national U-17 and U-19 team. GWS wished
him all the best for the tournaments.
New age XUV500 launched in Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Jun 23: Iconic Automobiles today launched the highly anticipated New Age
XUV500 at their Mahindra showroom in Lekhi village, Naharlagun.
The New Age XUV500 sports a number of first in class features including a sculpted
new exterior with a prominent new front grille with chrome inserts, new static bending
headlamps, newfog lamps with chrome bezel, new premium window chrome lining, new
17-inch alloy wheels and new rear chrome applique. The new electric sunroof, first
in class logo projection lamps on ORVMs, 6-way power-adjustable driver's seat, push
button start, passive keyless entry, 7-inch touch screen infotainment system with
GPS, premium new black and beige interiors, plush new beige leather seats, amongst
other additions further redefine the premium quotient.
The New Age XUV500 starts at Rs. 11.79 lakhs (ex-showroom) for the W4 variant.
The words ‘Jan Andolan movement’ were inadvertently inserted in a news item published
in this daily under the caption “Forum invites…..” in our 23rd June issue. This
daily regrets the error.
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Improve BSNL service
The recent decision of BSNL to launch free roaming facility, allowing all its mobile
customers across the country to receive incoming calls at no cost is a very good
initiative and should be welcomed by everyone. Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
had made an announcement to this effect on the 2nd of this month. As per the news
report, BSNL is planning to put up 5,000 Base Transceiver Station towers across the
country to provide better services to its customers. Telecom minister deserves round
of applause for trying to revive BSNL and make it more effective.
In most of the interior areas especially in North East region large number of people
depends on BSNL for connectivity. Urgent need to revamp BSNL was felt as it is giving
below par service to the customers. In our state Arunachal too, big chunk of population
depends on BSNL. In interior areas it is the only source of connectivity to the outside
world. However, customers often complain about poor and erratic service. Even in
district headquarters BSNL has not been able to improve the service. They need to
address these concerns at the earliest and provide better service to the customers
of Arunachal. Hopefully under the new telecom minister, in coming days the service
of BSNL will improve in our state too.
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Baseless political allegation
This is in reference to a news item in your esteemed daily on 18th June 2015 with
caption “Forum Alleges Nepotism, favouritism by Rumgong MLA”. The allegation is totally
baseless and has no iota of truth. It is the expression of frustration by some failed
individuals and these individuals must not find place in public expression.
Real residents of 32-Rumgong Constituency do not know any such forum called 32nd
Rumgong People’s Forum which is non-existent. Forum of people must be for betterment
of people represented. Only a few destructive individuals cannot coin a name and
defame the whole community of 32-Rumgong Constituency. People will never forgive
them and will not allow their evil design to succeed against development and the
desperate attempt with imaginary allegations to tarnish the image of our visionary
MLA Tamiyo Taga who is capable to bring developments to people in spite of all odds
and political disadvantages.
No other MLA except Tamiyo Taga initiated or brought development works. Patum and
Paksing Bridge, Road Links under PMGSY, CRF, SPA, NLCPR, BADP, apart from many path
breaking administrative and other establishments are prime examples of developmental
works he has brought in during his long political life. He has sacrificed for people
of 32-Rumgong without building even a house for himself.
Therefore, we the people of 32-Rumgong reject the allegation as it are without any
basis and with no truth at all. People of 32-Rumgong also denounced the non-existent
forum called “32nd Rumgong People’s Forum”. The evil anti-people individuals must
come out in front of real people of 32-Rumgong and explain at what platform the forum
was formed and why they cannot be sued in court of law for defaming the whole community
for their cheap and illogical attempt to gain political relevance.
Materialism and industrialisation
When we go back to the early civilization of India we find that people were innocent,
self-sufficient and idyllically blissful. They were very close to nature as necessary
needs were fulfilled by it but as they took interest towards the western concept
of development which is purely based on the materialistic world, things changed.
Scientific development has made people rational but as concepts of modernism says
people use their knowledge for their own interests, people became selfish, started
losing their morality and innocence as they focus on immoral activities like making
arms, bombs etc. which affect the lives of the people.
Modernization, industrialization is an illusionary concept as it may seem comfortable
and easy but on the contrary it affects our lives badly. People became lazy and they
did not want to do their own duty. Due to industrialization, railways have come to
us which are an easy way for us to travel but there are many negative aspects of
industrialization and modernization. I know my view will surely contradict with the
views of the younger generation but one day they will surely understand. When materialistic
development reaches the highest point and everything will be done by machines then
that day we will want to go back to the original state of nature but it’s not possible.
Arunachal is still close to nature. Don’t ruin it by industrialization and materialistic
I am sure materialistic development will occur someday in Arunachal Pradesh but it
will be wise to avoid such development for as long as possible.
Smartphone Yoga Mudra
We are glad that people across the globe celebrated June 21st as International Yoga
Day. We can say with pride that Yoga which is a way of life for many, has its origins
in India & has spread its wings across the globe. But sadly it is still often incorrectly
linked with religion. It is but a science of well-being, which integrates the body,
mind and soul.
It is said “ Gym is for the hardware(Body) & Yoga is for the software (Mind).”
Today’s youth need to arise, awake, harness and experience the power of yoga & become
spiritual dynamites rather than being addicted to the Smartphone Yoga Mudra using
only their index finger all the time.
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.
Do not politicise my son’s death: a father’s plea
ITANAGAR, Jun 23: The family members of Late Badur Rakshap, a class V student of
VKV Nirjuli who drowned at Damsite River, Naharlagun on June 19 has called on the
political parties not to politicise the tragic death of their son.
Without naming political parties, Kiba Rakshap, the bereaved father said “the act
of dragging the matter into politics increases our difficulties and remind us of
the tragic day. I do beg with my folded hands; please do not politicise the tragedy
of my beloved son”.
The father further “requests everyone not to drag on my son's misfortune. I do not
encourage or need any favour from the political parties. Instead of war of words,
blame game, please pray for the eternal peace of the departed soul of my son”.
In a message, the father writes, “my silent prayer is always with my loving son for
peace in the next world”.
The BJYM and Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee’s frontals wings have been engaged
in unwarranted war of words over the tragic demise of the school boy. The Congress
wings accuse the BJP of involuntarily causing the death of the young boy because
of a Capital Bandh Call on June 19, which was not a holiday. BJYM decries the claim.
Meanwhile, the family members have thanked Nyamar Karbak, MLA 27th Liromoba constituency,
Tame Kunya, councillor G extension and Damsite colony, Naharlagun, Marbi Boje who
found the moral remains and other public of Damsite colony, members of Kargu Kardi
Welfare Society and Student Union, Rakshap Welfare Society, Capital complex for the
help extended to the family.
One arrested for attempting to molest Arunachalee trainee
ITANAGAR, Jun 23: An Arunachalee girl is reported to have survived a molestation
attempt in Delhi on Monday, June 22 by a caretaker of the Paying Guest accommodation
she was staying in.
The accused indentified as Tula Kant 35 years old has been arrested and investigation
is on, according to Robin Hibu, Joint Commissioner of Police and nodal officer for
North East people.
A case under section 354 IPC (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage
her modesty) has been registered at Dwarka South Police Station.
The girl reportedly moved to Delhi few months ago for skill development training
at VLCC Institution, Dwarka.
The Arunachal Students Union Delhi alleged that the male care taker has attempted
to sexually molest the girl earlier as well where she is accommodated with other
trainees as paying guests.
The students allege that there is no proper safety net for Arunachalee students in
Delhi and the rescue teams were without proper guidance.
ASUD team demanded the VLCC authority to shift the entire batch of students to another
accommodation where female care takers are employed.
The students had a warning for state government as well; “Cross check hostels and
paying guests facilities before accommodating such large number of innocent students
to ensure their safety”.
18 schools defunct in East Kameng
ITANAGAR, Jun 23: As many as 18 schools-17 Primary and a Middle school in East Kameng
district are lying defunct mocking the SSA Mission that aims to provide elementary
education for all children in the age group of 6 to 14 years by 2020.
As per the list prepared by the East Kameng DDSE on defunct schools in East Kameng
district, a copy of which was made available to this daily by Seppa based NGO International
Human Rights Association (IHRA), Govt. Primary Schools Pitchang, Pochung, Old Sopung,
Kitchang under Bana block, Leme, Beyong, Papuwa Pabing, Wallong under Khenewa block,
12- Mile Camp under Seppa block, Tabri under Pipu block, Tungi, Venia, Govt. Middle
School Tarwa Wangfo under Chayangtajo block, Tallo, Rapung, Tawe, Tara and Mlorang
under Bameng block remained defunct w.e.f. June19, 2015.
While expressing grave concern over the future of the students and teachers of those
defunct schools, the NGO, in a memorandum, has appealed to the Director of Elementary
Education, GoAP to conduct a departmental inquiry to find the reasons behind the
non-functioning of those schools and initiate disciplinary action against those staff
responsible for it. It urged the DEE to do the needful to make these defunct schools
functional at the earliest for the sake of the students.
Informing that some private schools are running in the district without government
recognition and getting affiliation under CBSE, the NGO appealed to the DEE to initiate
action against those schools under RTE Act.
Meanwhile, the NGO has also appealed the PDS dealers of East Kameng district to properly
distribute the PDS items. Further, citing a DC order, it also requested for selling
the PDS items as per Govt prescribed rates and not at a higher price.
Mossang calls for holistic policy for water conservation
ITANAGAR, Jun 23: “It is high time to frame innovative and holistic policy in order
to maintain water and food security in the state’, said Water Resources Department
(WRD) Minister Kamlung Mossang.
Addressing the officers and officials WRD’s headquarter in Vivek Vihar, Mossang said,
“Water has been a global issue because of its essentiality for the mankind and all
living beings which is also contributing economy to the country. So, we need to conserve
it by maintaining all the catchment area including lakes, springs etc. and preserve
it to prevent from degradation”.
The demand of water, which is also required not only for drinking but also for irrigation
purpose may increase in coming days because of growing population, he said adding
time has come to work with other departments to maintain the water resources in
Expressing serious concern over the present system prevailing in every department,
which is one of the main loopholes behind slow progress of the development, the minister
advocated, “We need to change our mindset and maintain work culture to make improvement
of the department for the development of the state. The system should be improvised
in political level also and from top to bottom level in order to execute policy in
Citing example of Jadav Payeng, popularly known as ‘Forest Man of India’, who has
single handedly planted more than 1300 acres of trees on the river island of Majuli
to protect it from erosion, Mossang exhorted the engineers to adopt the traditional
method of flood protection and irrigation where it is applicable.
While proposing for organising more such review meetings for the improvement of the
department, WRD Parliamentary Secretary Gum Tayeng urged the SEs and EEs to work
hard under the guidance of their senior officers. She also urged them to take feedbacks
from villagers, farmers and panchayat leaders and maintain cordial relation with
“More than 80 per cent of the people in the state still depend upon agriculture.
So, more inputs have to be given to this sector in order to enhance food security”,
Discouraging on individual schemes, the Parliamentary Secretary also exhorted the
engineers to make farmer friendly schemes so that the benefit may directly go to
WRD secretary Geyum Padu requested the gathering not to deliberate much more on routine
things like fact and figures rather asked them to deliberate upon failure in order
to improvise themselves.
“Most of our people instead of enjoying their profession are concentrating more on
posting places and position. Its high time to replicate good things and rectify the
loopholes”, Padu said.
He further requested all to contribute more time to make the department viable for
In his keynote address, WRD chief engineer (Western Zone) Likar Angu said the department
has to prioritise services depending on the feed backs given by the farmers and environment
has always to be taken into account while implementing projects.
“Lack of identifying appropriate site or projects is the main reason behind obtaining
fewer funds in the department”, he told.
He further said, “In order to make ourselves competent to handle future challenges,
we need to introspect ourselves in respect of administration, financial resources,
human resources and field coverage in identification of projects”.
Informing that India is sufficient in food and is an exporter, the chief engineer
told that the primary agriculture sector has changed because of increasing economy
in secondary and tertiary sectors, decreased in agriculture labour shrinking in agriculture
area. He added the production has increased due to technical inputs in management,
seeds and fertilizers and irrigation.
He further added that the role of irrigation in development of Arunachal is to boost
productivity and food security to the state, increase cropping intensity and its
diversification, income generation and rural development and to mitigate deforestation
because of jhumming.
WRD chief engineer (Eastern Zone) N Ngomdir and SE (HQ) Getom Borang also spoke on
ABK seeks HM’s intervention on cop attack
ITANAGAR, Jun 23: A delegation of Adi Baane Kebang (ABK) today called on the Home
Minister and sought his personnel intervention for arrest of miscreants who had attacked
Benji Saroh, SI of Khonsa Police Station and his team at Joipur under Dibrugarh district,
Assam on May 1 last.
The ABK also requested the Home Minister to take up the matter with Assam Govt authorities
for punishment of the miscreants involved in the attack case and adequate compensation
to Saroh for treatment besides necessary legal help.
Giving details of the incident, the ABK said that Saroh and his team were attacked
by a mob while the team was coming back from Lengkat in Assam on its way to Khonsa
after performing their official duty. A case was registered by Assam Police at Joipur
PS case No. 39/2015 U/S 294/341/325/392/34/IPC on May 2 last but till date no arrest
has been made. Infact, the service revolver of SI Benji Saroh which was snatched
away by the miscreants have not been recovered yet. On the other hand, Benji Saroh
is being repeatedly summoned by the Assam police on the plea of recording his statement
which has become an act of harassment by the Assam Police, the ABK said.
SI Benji Saroh, who was mercilessly beaten by the mob, is currently undergoing treatment
at a private clinic at Dibrugarh, but the authorities are not rendering adequate
assistance and help in the treatment of SI Benji Saroh, the ABK claimed.
Press staff mugged
ITANAGAR, Jun 23: Three staff of a local daily- Independent Review were physically
assaulted and their belongings looted away yesterday night by three unknown miscreants
in front of the office premises, barely few meters away from Police station here
at Bank Tinali, Itanagar.
The three assaulted are Ranoj Neog, DTP operator along with office driver, Durlov
Neog and his brother-in-law, Kon Neog.
The miscreants were allegedly inebriated and the incident took place near the bus
stand at Bank Tinali. The incident took place at around 1.30 am when the office
staff had completed their usual work and were leaving for final printing work at
Nirjuli. Leaving them in a serious condition, the miscreants took away all the office
properties that the victims possessed, including their mobile phone and money.
“The miscreants were teenagers under heavy influence of alcohol, Durlov one of the
victims informed. “After finishing all the official work, we were about to leave
for the printing at Nirjuli. Suddenly three teenagers rushed towards us and forcefully
started frisking our pockets and took away our mobile phones and money and started
“Somehow I managed to escape from the scene and called up the police station, but
the miscreants fled away from the scene, before arrival of the police team,” he said.
Another victim, Ranoj Neog who has sustained severe physical injury has been referred
for further medical treatment, while Durlov sustained a broken jaw and some bruises.
Meanwhile, an FIR has been lodged at the Itanagar Police station under section 155/159/341/325/324/34
Teachers urged to discharge duty
TAWANG, Jun 23: The role of parents, teachers, students and society as whole in uplifting
education was discussed in a meeting organised by All Rheb-la Gangsum Students Union
(ARGSU) at Government Secondary School, Mukto yesterday.
Tawang DDSE Open Tayeng who was also present in the meeting, exhorted the teachers
to discharge their duty with outmost sincerity and dedication.
“Teaching is a dignified profession with paramount responsibility and should not
be mistaken as a bread winning profession,” he said, while highlighting the role
of teachers in moulding future of students.
“Teachers ought to carve a niche for themselves and earn the respect of the society
through selfless and dedicated service rather than demanding respect. Respect is
not something to be demanded but earned”, he said.
He assured all help from the education department to redress the core issues related
to the school for its growth and development.
With regards to construction of the school boundary wall and other problems, the
DDSE committed to pursue the matter issues with the authorities concerned.
Earlier, ARGSU president Lobsang Thupten highlighted the various problems faced by
the school, like non-appointment of full-fledged headmaster, computer instructor,
physical education teacher, lack of hostel facilities, school boundary wall and other
infrastructural facilities and urged for early redressal of the problems.
Mukto GB Sangey Norbu called on the students to focus on their career and face problems
with positive attitude while urging the parents to deter from providing the students
with mobile phones, motor bikes and other gadgets which distracts them from studies.
Mukto secondary school headmaster in-charge Pema Dondup and Mukto ASM representative
Pem Dhondup also spoke on the occasion.
Panchayat members, SMC members, parents, teachers and students attended the programme.
Workshop on Digital India
ITANAGAR, Jun 23: A workshop on “Preparing North East for Digital India” was organised
by National e-Governance Division (NeGD), Department of Electronics & Information
Technology (DeitY), Ministry of Communications & IT, Government of India in Guwahati
The workshop aimed at building overall capabilities in North East States to support
the Digital India initiatives.
Digital India, a flagship programme of Government of India, aims to transform India
into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy - Information Technology
on three key vision areas of “Infrastructure as a Utility to Every Citizen”, “Governance
and services on Demand” and “Digital Empowerment of Citizens”.
Discussions were held how to build capacity of North East in e-Governance, establish
mechanism for empanelment of system integrators for North East Region to address
the challenge of finding capable Sis, establishment of common SME (Small & Medium
Enterprises) Policy for North East Region for promotion of SMEs and enhancing the
agency base and explore low-cost telecom connectivity solutions available with TELCOs
to meet North East region’s unique requirements of connectivity
The day-long workshop was attended by IT Secretaries of NE States, Director Generals
and Directors of State Administrative Training Institutes of eight North East States,
other Government organizations, IT Associations, Business Schools and Industry representatives
viz., NIC, NIELIT, DOT, BSNL, C-DOT, DONER, STPI, NECTAR, NASSCOM, NISG, , Ubiquity
Solutions, Microsoft, HP, TCS, WIPRO IL&FS, IIM-Shillong, IPE and IIIT, Hyderabad
etc, according to a release from the Director of State council for IT & e-Governance,
Department of Information Technology, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh.
AACWA calls upon members to maintain work quality
ITANAGAR, Jun 23: All Arunachal Contractor’s Welfare Association (AACWA) has urged
contractors to execute works by maintaining quality as per Detailed Project Reports
Saying that contractors are always blamed for any poor quality works, the AACWA said
that the field engineers too are not less responsible for such inferior work quality
as they do not visit or monitor works during the construction period.
Monitoring is the main tool for ensuring quality of works. But in our state, the
field engineers, particularly junior engineers (JEs) are never seen visiting work
sites to rectify any technical fault in construction, if any, the AACWA said in a
Further, the contractors have to satisfy the ministers, MLAs, bureaucrats and technocrats
before getting any contract works. Moreover, the alleged high commission system at
every step for obtaining work order has resulted in poor quality work in many projects,
the contractors association said.
It also urged the tendering authorities to verify those firms and executing agencies
from outside the state which participate in any bid.
Meeting on Vision Document 2030 for East Siang
PASIGHAT, Jun 23: East Siang Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava has emphasised
on preparing the Vision Document-2030 in a planned manner.
There should be more discipline in planning and expenditure with the increase in
fund allocation and, therefore, the vision document 2030 has to be prepared in a
planned manner, said Srivastava in a meeting to discuss on the Vision Document here
Since all Government transactions will be settled through banks, making everyone
literate is of paramount importance, she said and urged all stakeholders to cooperate
with the concern department in proper implementation of Saakhsar Bharat Mission.
She also emphasised on implementation of social security schemes of the GOI. She
appealed all to present only viable schemes or projects.
While participating in the meeting, MLA Kaling Moyong emphasised on improving the
township roads, and inclusion of flyovers in the vision document to ease traffic
in the future. He also opined for inclusion of schemes for improving water supply
in view of the ever increasing population in the township.
DPO Ponung Boring highlighted on Niti Aayog, 14th Finance Commission and Arunachal
Vision Document 2030. All the departments presented their documents in the meeting.
ADC Deepak Shindey informed that the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Acts,
2003 (COTPA) will be strictly implemented in the district. Smoking in public places
will be prohibited and will try to make East Siang a smoking free district.