June 26

APRMSAEA appeals for re-absorption

ITANAGAR, Jun 25: The Arunachal Pradesh Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan Employee’s Association (APRMSAEA) has requested for re-absorption of RMSA non teaching staff.

They were terminated from their service on May 27 last.

The association submitted a memorandum to the president of Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) in this regard, where it claimed that he had assured to look into it.  Informing the APCC president about the termination of the non-teaching staff from their job by the Central Govt, the delegation appealed him to take up this issue with the ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD).

Meanwhile, the APCC president has given assurance to take up this issue with the Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and pursue the matter with the HRD ministry for re-consideration.

The APCC president further said if the Central govt. doesn’t do anything over the matter, he and the Chief Minister will find alternate ways to make sure the dismissed employees are employed again, stated a release.


AYO reiterates demands

ITANAGAR, Jun 25: The Arunachal Youth Organization (AYO) has today reiterated its four-point memorandum of demands which it had earlier submitted to the Governor. The demands included unconditional resignation of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, invoking of President’s rule as well as declaration of financial emergency in the state besides conducting a CBI inquiry into misappropriation of centrally sponsored schemes from the financial year 2011-2012 to 2014-2015.

The organization had earlier staged a protest rally against the state government for alleged mismanagement of funds leading to the financial crisis last month.


‘BJP stands behind media’

ITANAGAR, Jun 25: Claiming that the party did not deploy any workers at 'D' Sector Naharlagun during the last Capital Bandh called by the Jan Andolan Committee of the BJP, the party today described the assault and harassment to circulation boys by ‘identified youths’ as unfortunate.

The party spokesman in a press release further said the BJP strongly condemns such vested interested persons who tried to sabotage the democratic movement of the Party. “The BJP does not believe in unleashing cruelties inflicting physical assault on press and media but we believe in democratic principles and ideal. The Party always stands behind the cause of the press and media fraternity of the state in particular and across the country,” the release added.


Eagle Trophy in July

ITANAGAR, Jun 25: Arunachal Pradesh Football Association (APFA) will conduct the State level 6th Eagle Trophy Football Tournament, 2015 from the last week of July at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun.

Besides all the registered football clubs few unregistered clubs and teams will also be allowed to participate in the ‘open to all’ tournament.

Teams and clubs willing to participate in the tournament are advised to confirm their participation on or before July 20, according to an APFA release.

Meanwhile, APFA suggested football players (both boys and girls) of the state to get themselves registered with AIFF before July 15.

As per AIFF rule, players’ registration is a must to participate in any football tournament conducted by AIFF.

The registration of players has already started at APFA Office, Naharlagun.


NCF distributes dustbins

ITANAGAR, Jun 25: Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF), an NGO engaged in activities of forest and wildlife conservation in and around Seijosa has distributed 20 dustbins to be placed in different locations of Seijosa town.

The dustbins were handed over by Amruta Rane, Coordinator, Arunachal Unit, NCF to the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Seijosa who further distributed it to the Baazar secretaries of different markets.

Speaking on the occasion Rane said that distribution of dustbins is just the starting point towards living in a clean and hygenic surrounding and that the habit of disposing waste materials properly should become a habit and be practiced by young and old.

While lauding the organisation for its generous contribution and the other efforts put in the preservation and conservation of wildlife and forest in the area, ADC T R Tapu exhorted the members present to realise the need for maintaining a clean environment. He also appreciated the organisation for their efforts to preserve and protect hornbills. Pani Tayem, ZPM, Rafe Dawe, ASM and others also spoke on the occasion, according to a release.


DSE urged to take action against unrecognized institution

ITANAGAR, Jun 25: Expressing concern over the establishment of various unrecognised private educational institutions in East Kameng district, the district unit of the International Human Rights Association (IHRA) today submitted a memorandum to the Director of School Education asking him to initiate immediate action against such institutions.

The Association has further demanded the DSE not to accept school leaving certificates of the students from those institutions and also urged him to conduct an inquiry on the the issue within a week.


Meeting held on new education policy

ITANAGAR, Jun 25: A joint meeting of all BEOs, BRCCs, CRCCs of Papum Pare district was held at Pedagogy cell, URC building, Naharlagun in presence of the DDSEs of Papum Pare and Capital Complex in order to formulate the formation of district level, block level and village authority for coordination, suggestions and compilation of the issues of education as proposed and initiated by MHRD, GoI, under the New Education Policy 2015 aiming to ensure an inclusive participatory and holistic approach for school education.

District coordinator, pedagogy and planning, Dr AK Mishra, presented the details of the issues and discussed with all the educational functionaries of the district to act and adopt as per the govt guidelines.

The themes related to elementary, secondary and higher secondary education were thoroughly discussed as per the govt. order and formation of the district, block and village level authority for coordination, consultation and compilation of draft policy document was decided to be done at each level following government norms.

Both the DDSE’s highlighted the issue of shouldering responsibilities from all level i.e., administration, educational functionaries, SMC, panchayat leaders and villagers.

They also directed the BEOs, BRCCs and CRCCs to coordinate and consult with all the stakeholders at village as well at block level.


‘Set criteria for school establishment’, ECDS

ITANAGAR, Jun 25: The Education and Cultural Development Society (ECDS) urged the state government to adopt policy for one primary school in each Anchal Samity and set criteria for establishment of primary, middle, secondary and higher secondary schools.  

Claiming that village level education has been badly affected after launching of SSA Mission and establishment of primary schools at every village under SSA without seeing the students’ population, the ECDS stated that a survey should be carried out by the authority in order to identify those schools that are lying defunct or are on verge of defunct for want of pupils.

Rapid migration of people from interior areas to urban areas is not only resulting in decrease in student population in schools of interior area but also has burdened the schools in urban areas with increasing number of students, particularly twin capital cities of Itanagar and Naharlagun, it said.

Claiming that there is disproportionate student-teacher ratio and insufficient infrastructure in various schools of Capital complex, it appealed for providing more and adequate funds than the schools of interior areas, where there is less student population.


Games and sports held to mark Dree festival

MIAO, Jun 26: The Apatanis residing in Changlang district took part in various games and sports activities like football, volley ball and tug of war running trophies tournament being organised as part of the Dree festival celebrations here on Friday last.

Three teams from Jairampur and Miao took part in the activities wherein, Miao team was declared as the winner in football while, the Jairampur team won the volleyball trophy. Changlang team had won the tug of war trophy and was also declared the most disciplined team.


Review meeting on Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana held

ROING, Jun 25: Lower Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner cum Nodal Officer of Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, Shiv Kumar has asked all the HoDs of line departments to submit the duly filled up Statement-I and Statement-II with estimated cost on or before June 29 next for onward submission to the govt. in the review meeting of SAGY at Multipurpose Community Hall today. He informed that the Central Govt has also given directives to the state govt. to take up the works under Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana on priority.

ASM Mayu-II Gram Panchayat Segment and villagers have requested the HoDs to pursue the proposed works with the higher authorities on priority basis so that the works are completed within a year.

M Dirchi, DPO who is also the In-charge Officer of the SAGY has highlighted the work done under SAGY. DIPRO


Topper felicitated

ITANAGAR, Jun 25: The Taro-Taku Welfare Society (TTWS) Capital Complex has felicitated Taku Rini, a topper of APJEE-2015 in a function held here today.

The senior members of the Society including Taro Chatung, Taku Lailang, Taku Ranka and Taku Byai spoke on the occasion and appreciated the hard work of Rini.

Speaking on the occasion, Rini said that dedication and hard work has no substitute, rather it brings success and happiness. Er. Taku Budung, father of Rini, said every parent needs to extend proper support to their children for success in their life.


State NSUI burns effigy of Irani

ITANAGAR, Jun 25: The National Student Union of India (NSUI), Arunachal Unit has today burnt the effigy of Union Minister of Human Resources Development (HRD) Smriti Zubin Irani at the office premises and demanded the resignation of the minister.

“This is a national shame, total failure of education sector. Educated youth has lost faith in the leadership of the minister. NSUI will stand for the cause of the students across the country and fight for it,” said NSUI President Tanu Nima.

The NSUI said that BJP MP Smriti Irani had lied to the election commission about her educational qualification in her affidavit submitted during the 2014 election.





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Maintain status quo

Government of Assam does not seem to learn from the past mistake and continues  to indulge in provocative activities along Assam-Arunachal boundary. Just days after Behali incident, wherein two Arunachalees were set on blaze Assam government recently asked the Forest Department to set up a forest battalion camp inside the Behali Reserve Forest to prevent recurring violence along the border with Arunachal Pradesh. The decision was taken after a team lead by Assam Chief Secretary V K Pipersenia visited the disputed areas in the Behali Reserve Forest along the Assam-Arunachal border.

This decision will further vitiate the atmosphere. The Tarasso-Behali area along Assam-Arunachal boundary has witnessed frequent skirmishes between citizens of two states over land row. Adding to it, Assam forest officials constantly encroach inside Arunachal territory and harass the innocent villagers. The local Arunachalee people have been suffering a lot and have bitterly opposed carrying out of patrolling inside Arunachalee territory by Assam forest guards. Assam government should make sure that proposed forest battalion camp is constructed in their land and not in the disputed land. The construction activities in the disputed land will be direct violation of Supreme Court order which has called for maintaining status quo.




---- Readers Forum ----



A disaster waiting to happen

Dear Editor,

Since the blockade of Karsinga Sinking Zone I often visit this place where I find hundreds of passengers that daily cross this block point by walking a long distance whilst carrying their belongings. Many people have come to this point as load carriers.

Passengers prefer to walk the distance rather than taking the alternative but longer route; Nirjuli-Doimukh-Harmuty.

On 18th June 2015, I found the site Engineer Nangbia Tedi at this block point and was told that an alternative road of about 600 m distance would be developed. Four huge machines with engines roaring were cutting few chunks of small hills for developing this temporary road. 

On June 20, around 10.20 AM, I reached this block point where I found a Falkland Excavator was dumped under a landslide on the temporary plan site whose operator was lucky enough to escape from his imminent death as his door was covered by debris from the landslide.

After sometime a backhoe was in action trying to dig out the buried machine. It was in action for a while and I was taking photos as well as videos of the rescue work from a safe distance. There were few people near the rescue site; one man was also taking a video with his phone.

I was trying to capture the entire landscape that included the road and the people present. On pressing the record button and scanning the entire area, I shifted the focus to the top of the hill and saw large chunks of soil falling from the hill, almost immediately a landslide followed and covered the backhoe and blocked the rest of the road. The operator of this machine too had a close escape and the people near the site ran for safety.

Thereafter this portion of the road was blocked. Police personnel soon arrived at the site and declared that the no one should cross the road due to its high risk factor.

By the time I left the area, at around 3:30 PM, people had already imprudently begun to cross the road.


Taro Chatung

Senior Journalist



Missing electricity

Dear Editor,

Through you, I want to dedicate this letter to the dear electricity.

You are so dear to all, little kids like you because you bring cartoons for them on television, you are liked by young as you bring cricket match live, which is being played very far away and other entertainment programmes.

You are liked by old because you bring many more things on television.

Lives come to standstill without you in this modern

age.  When you are liked by people of all ages, why you are playing hide and seek with them? Instead of getting you 24x7, you are very irregular. You dislike us more during rainy season as you remain absent more frequently during rainy season.  Dear electricity, please let us know what makes you  pleased and happy so that you live all round with us 24x7 as you are loved by all ages and you are one of the dire needs for everyone.





Declare results

Dear Editor,

I would like to bring forth the issue of non publication of result of the written objective test conducted by Guwahati High Court, Itanagar, Permanent Bench for the post of senior personnel assistant Grade II, through the columns of your esteemed daily.

The exam for the post was held on 08.03.15.  However, the result of the exam has still not been declared after passage of three months.

I am afraid and apprehend that some anomaly has crept in the whole process.

I request the concern authorities through your columns to publish/declare the result promptly for the benefit of the candidate.


A Candidate



The missing officer

Dear  Editor,

I am writing regarding my grievances. I am from Basar and I have had some work in the Industry Dept. and I was told to meet the Extension Officer stationed at Basar. Despite my search I couldn’t find any industry office in Basar. Through some relatives I came to know about his parental house. When I went there I learnt that he doesn’t live or work in Basar even though he holds the position in Basar and lives in Itanagar. It’s been 2 years since I am trying to reach him without any success. When I finally met him, he had to leave early back to Itanagar and my phone calls are never attended.

The problem is that it is not feasible for me to go to Along all the time since I have no vehicle or much money or time.

Through this mail, I would like to bring awareness and notice towards such absentee officers and also request the District office to take strict action against such officers who just lives off Govt. salary without doing any work and engages in other business.

Where do we go when the concerned officer is absent from his post year long?


Yari B. Basar



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.        



News Impact

Rijiju meets Suresh Prabhu to improve railway connectivity in Arunachal

ITANAGAR, Jun 25: To improve railway connectivity in Arunachal Pradesh and to review the existing facilities in the railway network, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju today convened a meeting with Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and senior officials of the ministry in Delhi.

Rijiju during the meeting, took up the issues of train services in the Northeast and security issues related to passengers, an official communique said.

The meeting decided to introduce new railway coaches and better coaches for the people of Arunachal Pradesh in Naharlagun-Delhi AC SF Express train and to launch a new train from Morkongselek (Jonai) to Guwahati so that eastern parts of Arunachal Pradesh were better connected with the rest of India.

The meeting also decided to introduce a better ticketing system for the people of the state and to allot more quota of seats for the state besides speeding up survey works for rail connectivity to Tawang and Aalo-Pasighat sectors, the communique said.

It was assured that all efforts would be made to further strengthen the railway connectivity of Arunachal Pradesh, the communique added. PTI



Police brutality alleged

ITANAGAR, Jun 25: A team of Police personnel has been accused of brutality on an alleged absconder, namely, one Lezen Gyadi when he was being arrested in connection with SE Rupa assault case no.14/15 U/S 452/384/307/506/34 IPC read with section 25/27 of Arms Act from Itanagar area on Wednesday around 8.45 pm. The relatives of Lezen Gyadi claimed that he was brutally assaulted by a group of police personnel led by Rupa SDPO Kardak Riba and OC Rupa B Pussang.

The police team took Gyadi to Itanagar Police Station but later rushed him to RKM Hospital during midnight. The doctors at RKM Hospital recommended for evacuating him to Shillong for further treatment considering his health condition.

Rupa police were on a lookout to arrest Gyadi for the SE Tanu Loriak assault case at Rupa in West Kameng district of May 5.

“He was mercilessly beaten by the police team and they broke his neck and tried to strangulate him with an intention to murder”, alleged Pebo Gyadi, the victim’s elder brother. “He was continuously kicked on the neck and back even after being handcuffed”, rued Pebo while claiming that his brother was inhumanely treated by police.

Gyadi could have surrendered earlier, but the manner in which the case is being dealt by the police is highly suspicious and questionable, said another relative. There is a political pressure as the accused who were arrested on May 5th for the SE assault case have been allegedly given third degree measures by the police, he added. A FIR against the SDPO and his team was lodged by the family members with Itanagar PS which was received by SDPO Itanagar Techi Henyir at RKM Hospital.

Meanwhile SDPO Rupa Kardak Riba who is also the investigating officer of SE Rupa assault case had denied the allegations claiming that his team did not assault Gyadi physically, however, he said, the accused might have got injured when the police team tried to arrest him. “When we tried to arrest him (Gyadi), he attempted to flee from the scene and in the ensuing melee, Gyadi fell down and might have sustained injuries”, claimed the SDPO. He also denied neither of any political high handedness in the case nor of any pressure from outside to arrest the accused. Meanwhile, the Chief Judicial Magistrate Yupia has reportedly given a month’s transit bail to the accused on medical grounds.

Expressing shock at the alleged police brutality, All Gyadi Youth Welfare Association has condemned the police act in strongest terms. In a statement, the association advisor Rahim Gyadi said that police has no right to mercilessly beat the accused on pretext of arrest.  The association demanded that strong action be initiated against the police officers for unleashing terror on the accused.



Wangsu takes stock of CMUHIS at Dibrugarh hospitals

ITANAGAR, Jun 25: Kanubari MLA Gabriel D. Wangsu, accompanied by Mohanbari Additional Resident Commissioner MC Roy visited three empanelled hospitals under the Chief Minister’s Universal Health Insurance Scheme in Dibrugarh, Assam on Wednesday.

The MLA made the visit there on request of state Health and Family Welfare Minister Rajesh Tacho to take stock of the situation following complaints that some people were refused treatment in those hospitals.

Wangsu, while allaying concerns over the Chief Minister’s Universal Health Insurance Scheme being implemented in the state, called upon the people to avail the benefits of the nationally acclaimed scheme and observed that recent concerns among a section of people were due to ignorance and poor knowledge about the components of the scheme for cash-less treatment. He added that people must know their entitlements and procedures complied with to avail the benefits of the flagship programme of the state government.

Interacting with the authorities of the Aditya Diagnostics & Hospitals, JJ Memorial Hospital and Medicare Diagnostics & Hospital, Wangsu emphasised the need to be hospitable to the patients coming from far-flung areas of Arunachal Pradesh and provide them the cash-less treatment without any hindrance. No one should misuse this unique scheme, he said while observing that if any, should be removed so as to facilitate flawless treatment and the beneficiaries must know the amount deducted against each treatment. The MLA also sought suggestions for further improving the service and make the scheme error-free.

Hospital authorities also apprised the MLA of the facilities available in their respective hospital and denied having refused any patient from availing the scheme. The management and the doctors, however, suggested for further streamlining the process of treatment for better service delivery.

Later, Wangsu also met patients who are undergoing treatment by availing the CMUHIS in different hospitals in Dibrugarh. Close to a thousand people especially, from Siang, Lohit and Tirap belts, had already availed the cashless treatment in these three Assam based hospitals since October last year.



Safe places during disaster earmarked for Capital Complex

ITANAGAR, Jun 25: A coordination meeting on disaster management was held today in the chamber of the Deputy Commissioner Itanagar Capital Complex, Mige Kamki with all the line departments.

As the incessant rain has already caused much devastation resulting in loss of lives and properties to the denizens of the Capital Complex and further as monsoon has already approached, fear of more devastation cannot be ruled out.  Therefore, the objective of the meeting was to identify and notify few places which could act as emergency safe shelters during disaster situations.  

The DC called upon the stakeholders to play active role as disaster doesn’t come knocking. “We need to be alert to tackle any kind of crisis, the DC added. He urged the officers to work in coordination with each other and further directed them to furnish a detailed list of all the men and machineries available with their respective departments which could be used during the time of crisis. The DC also appealed the residents of Capital complex not to make houses near river beds or nallahs or indulge in illegal earth cutting causing more harm to the injury.

He further asked the forest officers to prepare a proper strategy to remove all the low lying trees that are posing threat to the public. He also directed the Power Department to identify vulnerable areas which may be notified as danger zone for public safety and security.

After a threadbare discussion, the meeting selected the following locations and sectors for notification as emergency safe shelters during any eventualities. Itanagar Area: Parking place and play ground of Government Higher Secondary School, ESS Sector, DN College ground/ Auditorium, Nyokum Lapang Ground, Dree Ground, Mopin-Solung Ground, Siddhartha Hall and Gompa area, AG Office, Mowb-II, Don Bosco School Ground, Jollang and Open space near Art of Living, Jullang

Naharlagun area: Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Polo Park, Govt. Hr. Secondary School, Polo Colony, Higher Secondary School, Kankarnallah, Bharat Scouts and Guides, Polo Colony, Nyokum Niya Hall, Nirjuli and Govt. M.E. School, Papu Nallah.

Banderdewa area: Prem Bhai Ashram, Govt. M.E. School, Forest Colony, near DFO Office and Open space including Volleyball ground near CO Office, Banderdewa.

Capital SP Seju P Kuruvilla along with the administrative officers and other Heads of Departments attended the meeting. DIPRO



MLA Rina visits Koyu area, assures

all-round development

Prafulla Kaman

PASIGHAT, Jun 25: Nari-Koyu MLA Kento Rina, who visited Koyu area yesterday, has given top priority to development of education, health and infrastructure sectors in the constituency.

He initially visited Govt. Hr Secondary School, Koyu and advised the students to maintain strict discipline and study hard for a bright future. He asked them to avoid bad company and refrain from evil practices, which may ruin their life.

Interacting with teaching staff, the MLA asked them to discharge duty with utmost sincerity and dedication. He further urged them to inculcate reading habits among students and build up them as human resources.

MLA Rina, who served 35 years in the education department and finally retired as Deputy Director of School Education (DDSE), called for a strategic development for educational institutions in the constituency. He said that improving education scenario in the constituency was his one of the top priority agendas.

“I don’t intend to be a political leader until my cherished dreams on education sector are fulfilled,” he said.

He ensured that there will be no political interference in transfer and posting of teachers in his area.

Responding positively to the request of the School Principal Oki Borang for providing desk and benches, blackboards, electrification of the classrooms, and other furniture besides early posting of subject teachers for Economics and Geography against their transfer vacancy, the MLA assured to meet the requirements within a short period of time.

Rina also visited Govt. Residential School, Rami. The school established in 2006 is in a pathetic condition with myriad problems. The management committee is running the only residential school in the vast area without having any fund for its maintenance.

The MLA also visited the Koyu PHC and Veterinary Dispensaries and enquired the doctor in-charges about the facilities and services.

Later, the MLA addressed a public meeting at Koyu village and urged the local leaders to work united for all round development of the area.

Koyu Anchal Samiti Member, Pakyor Koyu urged the local MLA to take the already proposed road schemes, in the area like construction of road from Koyu to Ego (proposed to NEC), Saku to Tabiripo and Koyu-Rina- Hippo (proposed under NLCPR fund) besides development of town road at Koyu EAC headquarters on priority. He further urged the MLA to initiate for early installation of machine at Koyu BSNL station in order to bring the area under mobile network coverage.

The PRI members of Koyu and Nari-Seren blocks have appreciated the developmental activities initiated by the MLA during his one-year term.

Bharatiya Janata Party East Siang district President Daniel Mibang, vice president K Ringu, State executive Kojum Koyu, Nari-Koyu Mandal President Marbom Doye, Gaon Burahs and local villagers attended the meeting.



Tezu police bust a gang of burglars, arrest four

TEZU, June 25: Tezu police yesterday busted a gang of burglars and arrested four persons and recovered huge quantity of stolen properties from their possession. The arrested persons were identified as Jeet Bdr. Chetry, 24 yrs and Kul Bdr. Thapa, 29 yrs and receivers of stolen properties Rajen Mura, 36 yrs and Kani Lama, 23 yrs of the Tribal colony, Tezu.  

The Gang was operating in Tezu and its surrounding area for a long time and was involved in many cases of theft and burglary, and within a short span of time many cases of burglary were reported at Police station Tezu, informed Lohit SP in a release.

However, acting on a tip off, a police team consisting of Inspector M. Lego, OC PS, SI R.K. Deori, SI M. Dirchi, SI(P) B. Mossang, L/SI N.E.C. Thoomten, L/SI C. Lowang, SI(P) K. Tajang, ASI M. Borah, L/Ct. N.O. Munglang and Ct. C.E. Khen  finally arrested all the four accused.

During sustained interrogation, the accused disclosed that they had committed several burglaries in the surrounding areas of Tezu with their associates. With the discloser, 9 cases of burglaries and one case of theft have been solved.

The arrested persons were remanded to seven days police custody and special efforts are being made to arrest other co-accused, the release added.



Reward for informers of drug peddlers announced in LDV

ROING, June 25: Lower Dibang Valley district Deputy Commissioner Shiv Kumar today announced reward for the informers of drug or opium peddlers in the district.

Addressing the Anti-Drugs cum Social Upliftment Awareness Campaign organized by ABK LDV Women Wing at Parbuk Musup, he said that an award of Rs 1000 will be given to the person who will give correct information about peddling of opium/other preventive substances in the district to the district administration or police. The name of the informer will not be disclosed, he added.

Lauding the women organisations of the district for their selfless works towards eradication of drug menace, Kumar further assured to provide a set of Public Address System, a projector and some fund for organising such awareness campaign to the ABK WW within July 15.

Sports items will be provided to all Panchayat blocks of the district, he further said and disclosed that a magistrate will be put on patrolling duty from 7 to 9PM to ensure that all wine-shops are closed and they are not opening or selling wine after 7 PM. He also called upon the students and youths to refrain from such things which may put their life at risk.

Deputy Superintendent of Police, Habung Hailyang while highlighting the provisions under NDPS Act 1985 said “Police will not spare any one who are found engaging in supplying, peddling and financing of such preventive substances in the district”. He informed that Police is making regular patrolling in the Roing township and along the National Highways from 8 PM onwards and requested the students and youths not to roam around in groups after 9 PM.

Tinam Tayeng Lego, President ABK district WW has called upon the parents not to leave their school going children unattended. They must check whether their children are going to school regularly and come back to home after school in time or not.  

Oseng Apum Yirang, Secretary ABK WW also called upon the parents to give emphasis on the education of their children. She called for quality education and appealed the parents to cooperate with the teachers in imparting quality education to the children.

Mibom Pertin, President ABK Lower Dibang Valley District unit, Jowar Moyong, Chairman Bogum-Bokang Kebang, Martin Lego, Secretary ACLS, Rajiv Mihu, Secretary, IMCLS, Starson Saring, ZPM 8-Bukkong Anchal Block and Kalom Perme, GB also spoke on the occasion. DIPRO



Myanmar army moves closer to border with India to choke NE insurgents

NEW DELHI, Jun 25: Closing in on the militant camps operating in Myanmmar, the army of that country has positioned itself nearer the Indian border in a bid to choke the supply route of insurgents after surgical strikes by Indian forces earlier this month.

The current operation is aimed at insurgent camps operating in Taga of Myanmmar which requires seven days of travel through dense jungles from Indo-Myanmmar border, official sources said here.

Taga has camps of several insurgent outfits including NSCN(K) and UNLP, they said.

The sources said that by positioning themselves along the border with India, Myanmmar's forces are not allowing anyone from Indian side to carry ration more than two kilograms to cross the border which is expected to leave the insurgents short of supplies.

The presence of Myanmmar's forces has helped increase vigil along the border with Indian forces already keeping a hawk's eye on the movement in the hilly areas, they said.

The insurgents operating in North Eastern region of the country often threaten villagers asking them to provide them with daily provision,  food supplies and intelligence about the movement of forces, they said.

This movement of villagers has now been blocked because of the increased presence of uniformed men on both sides of the border having a difficult terrain and dense forests which provide a hideout to the insurgents and their informers.

The coming of the two forces close to each other on either side of the border will also increase the understanding between them which will further facilitate smooth carrying out of operations against the insurgents, they said.

In an attack claimed to be surgical strikes, Indian Army commandos had hit two camps of insurgents at two locations along the Nagaland and Manipur borders with Myanmmar, inflicting serious damage on insurgents.

The action was in retaliation to an attack on an army convoy in Chandel in Manipur on June 4 when 18 soldiers were killed.

It was noticed that insurgents would sneak in from across the border to carry out their strikes and then return there, they said while justifying the cross-border assault.

NSCN(K), which reneged from a ceasefire in March, has been involved in a series of attacks in tandem with some other militant groups under the banner of 'United Liberation Front of South East Asia'. PTI


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