ITANAGAR, Jun 26: Power supply will remain affected in A-sector Industrial Area of
Naharlagun for some days due to internal faults in the 11kv/.415 KV 500 KVA transformer
caused by a short-circuit on one phase of the windings on June 25, according to EE,
Efforts are being made to restore power supply as early as possible, the EE said
and appealed to the consumers of the area to bear with the inconvenience.
Helicopter services at Taraso
YUPIA, Jun 26: Pawan Hans (Dauphin) helicopter services will be operated in Taraso,
which is presently cut off from the rest of the state due to extensive damage caused
to Balijan-Taraso road by monsoon rains.
Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner, Taye Kaye accompanied by Taraso CO, Kipa Raja inspected
the helipad at Taraso and other safety landing standards like security coverage,
medical facility, fire fighting equipments, wind socks, weighing machine etc. before
giving the clearance report to the Secretary and Director Civil Aviation Dept.
The helicopter service is also being introduced in view of the tense border relationship
with Assam due to border dispute and recent Behali incident.
Khonsa-Lazu road restored
KHONSA, June 26: After local MLA Tirong Aboh and Tirap Deputy Commissioner expressed
concerned over the frequent blockade of Khonsa-Lazu road near Longtang Pongkong,
the block point has been cleared on priority basis and the road has been restored
on June 25 last.
OC BRO Mj. Salil Jain along with staff from district administration visited the block
point on June 25 and 26. Later, OC BRO met the DC and appraised him about the present
status of the road adding that Khonsa to Lazu blockade point has been restored.
Meanwhile, the DC lauded the BRO 103 RCC led by Mj. Salil Jain and urged him to ensure
smooth flow of traffic on the road which is the life line of lazu EAC H/Q and habitations
at it's periphery. DIPRO
PR dept website launched
ITANAGAR, Jun 26: The directorate of Panchayati Raj, Itanagar has launched its website-
www.panch ayatiraj.arunachal.gov.in for easy access of information and data relating
to the department here today.
State commissioner for PR & RD Tahang Taggu had launched the website which will provide
information relating to devolution of powers to PRIs, results of panchayat general
election 2013, Prohibition of Defection Act, 2006 besides, contact details of GPMs/ASMs/ZPMs
with names and districts and activity mapping of 29 subjects in 11th schedule, 2008.
Other information related to State Election Commission, State Finance Commission
etc. may also be seen. The website has also been linked with the website of the Ministry
of Panchayati Raj, www.panchayat.gov.in, according to an official release.
Accusations unfounded: BJP
ITANAGAR, June 26: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Arunachal Pradesh has termed the
allegations of senior Congress leader V Narainsamy as unfounded, uncalled for and
without iota of truth.
Congress recently alleged that the Modi government was attempting to destabilise
the party's governments in the northeast. Party General Secretary V Narainsamy had
said that MLAs are being threatened by terrorist outfits to switch over to the BJP
thereby destabilising the governments.... Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju
is involved, he had alleged.
The state BJP said it is a desperate attempt to tarnish the bright image of the
BJP Govt. at the Centre.
"The BJP doesn't believe in mudslinging and it believes in democratic principles
and values in politics. The Congress party leaders instead of throwing unfounded
and wild allegations on the BJP leaders, should guide it party leaders to do away
with rampant corruption and take immediate corrective measures on financial mismanagements
by its government, the BJP said in a release.
Schemes/projects reviewed in DLMC meet
DAPORIJO, Jun 26: The District Level Monitoring Committee (DLMC) meeting of Upper
Subansiri was held at the Rijo Conference Hall today to review the implementation
of various central as well as state sponsored schemes.
Physical and financial progress and achievements of schemes under MP LAD, MLA LAD,
BADP, BRGF, SPA, Untied funds etc for 2014-2015 in the district were presented by
the departments and examined during the meeting.
Upper Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Komkar Dulom emphasized on the importance of
timely and constant monitoring of schemes being implemented to ensure quality. He
advised all to work with a positive attitude and be result oriented. It is the official
as well as moral duty of all the elected representatives and government officers
to see that the schemes truly benefit the masses through a developed network of roads
and infrastructure in all areas, he said.
Dulom also advised all to do away with the system of compartmentalization of departments
and instead bring about a transparent system where the executing departments keep
the monitoring committee members, PRI members and concerned departments apprised
of the works being executed by them.
District Planning Officer, Same Timba briefly highlighted the monitoring mechanism
and informed all on the different schemes being implemented in the district.
ZPM Rocky Motu, speaking on behalf of the PRI members, stressed on the need to take
into account the topography, soil, climatic conditions, road connectivity, feasibility
etc of a scheme during the planning process itself, for it to be a success later
on and put forward the idea of cross monitoring, to check and balance the system
of monitoring for the process to be more effective.
The meeting was attended by PRI members, Heads of Departments, administrative officers
and Block Development Officers. DIPRO
Solve school problems: ANYA
ITANAGAR, June 26: Expressing concern over the defunct schools especially in the
remote Nyishi belt of the state and reported complaints against erring teachers and
other staff, All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) today appealed to the education
minister and DDSEs of the concerned district to look into the school problems and
keep strict vigil on the performance of headmasters and other teachers to do the
Referring to the recent media report regarding defunct schools in the East Kameng
district, ANYA president Biri Kakum said education, being the basis of all developments,
needs to be seriously taken care of.
Meanwhile, ANYA again appealed the authorities to restore the damaged roads in and
around Capital Complex at the earliest before heavy downpour. ANYA also appealed
the district authorities particularly of the Nyishi belts to look into the same.
Union writes to EE
ITANAGAR, Jun 26: Informing that water supply to RWD Colony Karsingsa has been disrupted
since last two weeks, the All Banderdewa Circle Students' Union has sought the intervention
of PHE &WS department, Yupia.
Alleging apathy of the site engineers for the problem, the union in its letter to
the EE, PHE & WS added that the colony dwellers and public of the area are facing
tremendous problems due to disruption of water supply.
Science awareness prog
ITANAGAR, Jun 26: CSIR-North East Institute of Science & Technology, Itanagar has
organised one-day Science awareness programme especially on "Cultivation of mushroom",
"Production of vermicompost", "Medicinal and aromatic plants" and "Conservation of
Biodiversity" at institute premises today. About 35 students along with teachers
from Abu Tani Vidya Niketan, Pachin Colony, Naharlagun actively participated and
interacted in the day long programme.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Chandan Tamuly, Scientist in-charge, CSIR-NEIST branch
office said that scientific awareness and motivation is very important for the mental
and moral growth of students. The students should grow the habit of thinking in scientific
way, he said. He also emphasised on cultivation and preservation of important medicinal
and aromatic plants of the state.
Resource person Dr. Budhen Ch. Baruah, conducted a training on "Cultivation of Mushroom".
He said that edible mushroom not only provide nutrition but it has lots of medicinal
values. He appealed to the students not to use wild mushroom which are very dangerous.
He also provided training on "Production of Vermicompost". Another resource person
Jayanta Bora appealed to all for conservation of biodiversity. They also visited
medicinal and aromatic plant nursery and observed the resource and development activities
of the institute.
Improve road condition, demand Unions
ITANAGAR, June 26: The Galo Students' Union (GSU) and the West Siang District Students'
Union (WSDSU) in a joint representation to the West Siang Deputy Commissioner appealed
him to immediately direct the PWD authorities and the contractor concerned to properly
carry out restoration cum maintenance works on the entire stretch of road from Bam
Tinali to Aalo. The Unions also urged the DC to direct the BRTF authorities to restore
all the damaged portion of the road from Likabali to Bam Tinali. They gave a months'
time for proper road maintenance.
Highlighting the problems faced by the general public who are regularly using Likabali
to Aalo road which is lying in a dilapidated condition, the Unions said that the
road is not only used by the people of West Siang but also by those hailing from
Upper Subansiri, Upper Siang and the newly created Siang district. The road is also
being used by defense personnel for carrying men, machines and supplies upto the
international border via Menchuka, added the Unions.
Countless memorandums and appeals have been submitted repeatedly by numerous organisations
but nothing has been done to mitigate the problems, the representation said.
AAPPTF asks to keep vigil on the works of contractors
ITANAGAR, Jun 26: The All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF)
has requested the PWD minister to keep strict vigil on the works of contractors who
are assigned to construct the roads in and around Capital Complex stating that vehicles
are being damaged due to the pathetic road condition.
It also demanded that the ongoing road constructions be repaired at the earliest.
The association wrote a letter to the PWD minister in this regard.
Workshop on e-payment
ITANAGAR, June 26: Punjab National Bank under the aegis of RBI organised its 7th
"Workshop on e-payment/receipts for educational Institutions" here today.
Resource persons Veerendra Kr. Manager, NCC, RBI, Guwahati, Rajesh Kr. Pramanic,
Chief Manager PNB, C. Barik, Sr. Manager, PNB branch office Itanagar and T. Sarmah.
Asstt. Manager, RBI, NCC, Guwahati addressed the workshop which was attended among
others by representatives of all educational institutes and officials from various
banks like SBI, HDFC, Axis, ICICI, Canara, Central Bank, Bank of Baroda.
Dairy farming and paneer making training
Roing, Jun 26: A total of 14 farmers including farm women took part in a day-long
training on dairy farming and paneer making organised by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK)
During the training, Animal Husbandry SMS Dr. Dipankar Hazarika explained in detail
about various breeds of dairy cow, house construction, feeds and feeding management,
common diseases and their treatments. He urged dairy farmers to take up cultivation
of suitable fodder crops in their waste lands to reduce feed cost with higher milk
production. Demonstration on scientific planting of high yielding varieties of forage
crops were held for the farmers.
Home Science SMS Nanang Tamut also demonstrated preparation of value added products
from milk such as paneer.
The farmers were also provided with critical inputs such as fodder root slips of
high yielding varieties to motivate them towards scientific cultivation for higher
production and economic returns.
ITANAGAR, Jun 26: The Arunachal Pradesh Catholic Association (APCA) has mourned the
demise of Sister Nirmala who passed away on June 23 last at Sealdah in West Bengal.
Abandoning her academic ambitions, Sister Nirmala dedicated her life to the care
of the destitute as a co-helper to Mother Teresa in 1958. Giving up one's personnel
career and family, adopting all humanity as one's family to be saved, and that too
for her whole life from the age of 24 to the age of 81, is eloquent evidence of sublime
commitment said APCA in the condolence message.
We offer our heartfelt condolences to the Missionaries of Charity for the loss and
pray for the eternal loss, APCA added.
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking observed
ITANAGAR, Jun 26: The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
was observed across the state with active participation by school students. .
The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was first observed
on June 26, 1988. The day was introduced on December 7, 1987 by the UN General Assembly
to honour Lin Zexu's contribution in dismantling the opium trade in Guangdong. This
day, the members of the General Assembly decided to establish an international society
free of drug abuse since the use of drugs continues to constitute a serious hazard
to public health.
A seminar themed 'Let's develop our lives, our communities, our identities, without
drugs' was conducted by the APSACS, Directorate of Health Services, Naharlagun at
Don Bosco school, Jully to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit
Trafficking, here today.
Over 300 students took part in the programme.
Addressing the students on the occasion, Deputy Director (IEC) APSACS Tashor Pali,
said that the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking has been
held annually since 1988 on June 26 to commemorate Lin Zexu's dismantling of the
opium trade in Humen, Guangdong, just before the First Opium War in China.
He stated that drug abuse is the self administration of a drug for non-medical reasons,
in quantities and frequencies which may impair an individual's ability to function
effectively and which may result in social, physical or emotional harm.
The compulsion to take a drug on a continuous and periodic basis in order to experience
its psychic effects and sometimes to avoid the discomfort of its absence is called
drug dependency, he added. While highlighting some of the symptoms of drug abuse
like bloodshot eyes, changes in appetite or sleep patterns, sudden weight loss or
weight gain, deterioration of physical appearance and personal grooming habits, unexplained
change in personality or attitude, sudden mood swings, irritability or angry outbursts,
lack of motivation etc, Dr. Pali said that drug abuse can lead to social disturbances
like theft, burglary, familial disharmony and law and order problem.
Speaking as resource person, deputy director (Blood Safety) Dr. Nabam Budh informed
the students about the various routes of HIV/AIDS transmission and its prevention
and further appealed all not to discriminate people living with HIV.
The school's principal Father Philip stressed the importance of creating awareness
on HIV and drug abuse asked students to enrich themselves with knowledge so that
they can remain safe. While appreciating APSACS under Health Department for initiative,
he said that adolescents need to develop their life skill to face the bigger challenges
in the later part of their lives.
Assistant Director (mainstreaming) Karjo Basar also spoke on the occasion.
A quiz competition on topics like general health, HIV, drug abuse and general knowledge
was also held on the occasion.
AT NAMSAI, World Anti Narcotics Day was observed in a befitting manner by the district
administration and Socio-Economic Welfare Association (SEWA) of Namsai wherein more
than 1000 students from various schools supported by public, various NGOs and govt.
Street play, essay competition on the key subject and various activities were organised
to create public awareness about harmful effects of drugs abuse as part of the observation.
Addressing the huge gathering, Namsai Deputy Commissioner RK Sharma lauded the efforts
by the students, who despite the scorching heat actively participated to make the
celebration a huge success. The DC said that students were the right person to disseminate
the knowledge of ill effects of drugs to every section of society. He emphasised
on to penetrate every school and college of the district to create mass awareness
and give proper counseling to the students to eradicate the drugs menace.
Others who spoke on the occasion were Supdt of Taxation Oli Koyu, DSO cum Gen Secy
SEWA Chow Tey Manlong, Director Mahabodhi College Venerable Panyaloka and students
from various schools.
Later, the DC administered anti-narcotics pledge to students and the gathering present
in the meeting.
The DC also handed over prizes to the winners of Essay competition for school and
college level students.
A similar programme was also conducted in all the villages of Chongkham, Lathao,
Piyong and Lekang circles of the districts.
At Old Ningro village under Piyong circle, about 100 students of Govt. Upper Primary
School along with their teachers and public took out a procession holding anti-drug
posters, banners and shouting like "Say No To Drugs" to mark the occasion.
The headmaster of the school, Chow Wathana Choumoung asked the students carry the
message of ill effects drug abuse to every home in the village and create awareness
among the family members affected by drugs and opium. He advised the students to
abstain themselves from using drugs.
AT MAHADEVPUR, the day was celebrated at Govt. Higher Secondary School by organising
a counseling meeting under the chairmanship of EAC HN Dubey.
Negative impacts of drugs on human body, family members and society and the role
of society in eradicating the evil practice were discussed in detail during the counseling.
At Tirap, the 1st Assam Rifles Battalion led the International Day against drug abuse
and illicit trafficking observation to awaken people about harmful effects of opium
and substance abuse.
Tirap has a history of opium cultivation and large youth based opium consumers.
The Assam Rifles along with Arunachal Pradesh Police, various NGOs, students and
teachers, religious leaders and shopkeepers took out an awareness rally in the main
thoroughfare of the Khonsa town.
School children and youth were seen holding posters and banners displaying Anti Drug
slogans across the length and breadth of the town. Enthusiastic participation from
Arunachal Police was also seen in this rally.
A public meeting was held on culmination of the rally at Khonsa market.
Addressing the gathering, Tirap SP Jasmeet Singh explained in details the ill effects
of drug abuse among the teenagers. He not only motivated teenagers to join the armed
forces, police and other Govt services but also encouraged them to raise their physical
and mental capabilities so as to uplift their rural background.
Allegations fabricated: Police
ITANAGAR, Jun 26: While referring to the news under the caption "Police brutality
alleged" published in this daily, the Police Headquarter today said all allegations
of police brutality and political influence are totally fabricated, and have been
denied by the police.
Dy. Inspector General of Police (HQ), Tusar Taba in a release said that Lezen Gyadi
is an accused in case FIR No. 14/15 U/S 452/384 /307/506/34 IPC r/w Sec 25/27 Arms
Act which was registered at PS Rupa. After cancellation of his anticipatory bail
by Guwahati High Court, Naharlagun Bench, he was absconding and evading arrest.
He further clarified that on June 25, acting on a secret information, a police team
led by SDPO and OC Rupa had raided a hideout and managed to arrest Lezen Gyadi from
an isolated jungle area at Vivek Vihar, Itanagar. When the police team had tried
to arrest him, he made his best efforts to flee from the scene and fell down. However,
he was arrested and taken to Itanagar PS as required by legal procedure. Thereafter,
he was taken to RK Mission Hospital for medical check-up.
The doctors of R.K. Mission hospital had examined him thoroughly and did not find
any injury on his body.
Making a copy of medical report available to media, the release said the medical
report does not corroborate with the allegations of police brutality. However, the
doctor has referred him to Shillong for neuron-medical check-up on his alleged history
of back pain, he said. The CJM, Yupia has granted one month's transit bail to the
accused on medical grounds.
"This has been the modus operandi of the accused Lezen Gyadi to obtain bail from
the Court. He is also involved in other criminal cases," the release further added.
DDMA intensifies disaster management
AALO, June 26: The West Siang District Disaster Management and its Advisory Board
in its meeting held here today intensified the disaster management and plan of the
Presiding over the meeting, Deputy Commissioner, Pige Ligu stressed on the need to
draw perspective plans as per local threat perception by the respective departments
to minimize adverse impact of any kind of disaster.
Incident Command System and Incident Response System and manpower should be kept
ready and sufficient food grains, medicines should be stocked for emergency needs.
All FDR submitted from the district to the Govt. should be done in a fair and transparent
manner, he said.
DDMO Dorjee Nima gave a detailed presentation on disaster management and plan of
the district. The representative from Army, BRTF, Police and HODs also shared their
problems and suggestions. DIPRO
BAI team inspects facilities for Badminton in city
ITANAGAR, Jun 26: A two-member team from Badminton Association of India (BAI) today
evening inspected the indoor facilities available here for Badminton.
The team comprising BAI Joint Secretaries Alaknanda Ashok and Sekhar Chandra Biswas,
accompanied by Arunachal State Badminton Association Secretary Bamang Tago and other
office bearers inspected the Raj Bhawan Badminton Stadium and MLA Cottage Badminton
Hall and other facilities available.
The BAI officials also inspected few hotels here to take stock of the accommodation
facilities. They, however, refused to disclose their findings before the media.
They will submit the inspection report to BAI for further necessary action.
Tanglam Rusa moves from darkness to light
ITANAGAR, Jun 26: It was all smiles for the villagers of Tanglam Rusa as they got
electricity for the first time with local MLA Gabriel D. Wangsu switching on the
main electricity line today in presence of all the HoDs headed by ADC Kanubari SS
Choudhury and all the three ZPMs, other public leaders and villagers of the area.
"The electricity connection is a message of my commitment to take along the people
from darkness to light", Wangsu said after distributing electric meter box free of
cost to 25 households at the inauguration function. Despite challenges, the MLA assured
that the grievances and demands of the villagers would be taken up in a phased manner
in due course of time.
This facility of electricity is, however, not without responsibility, the MLA said
while calling upon the people to clear bills in time and urged them to take proper
care of the facilities and not misuse it.
ADC Choudhury, in his address, called upon the people to cooperate with the development
agencies for quality execution of works and urged them to take good care of the assets
created in public interest.
Executed under DoTCL scheme, the project costing Rs 5 lakh would benefit close to
200 people and Tanglam Rusa became one of the last villages in Kanubari Sub-Division
to be electrified.
Later, the MLA took stock of the facilities and infrastructure of the Govt ME school
at Ranglua and assured to get works executed as per public demand. He, however, urged
the Rusa-Chopsa Welfare Society to immediately hand over the two hostel buildings
constructed by it to the Education Department to accommodate the students coming
from far-flung areas. He further said that the proposal for upgradation of the school
to secondary level is under active consideration of the state government.
Lawnu ZPM, Wangrang Wangjen, Kanubari ZPM, Mitali Wangjen and ADC Kanubari also spoke
on the occasion and appreciated the teaching staff led by head master Solon Nokwoham
for rendering their services with utmost sincerity.
BJP observes 40 years completion of J P Andolan
ITANAGAR, Jun 26: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Arunachal Pradesh today observed
the completion of 40 years of Jay Prakash Narayan's Andolon which compelled the Indira
Gandhi-led Congress Govt. to impose emergency. The BJP unanimously condemned the
imposition of emergency and termed it the Black Day of Indian democracy.
Presiding over the programme, state BJP president Tai Tagak highlighted the importance
of the occasion. The message should go to the people on how democracy was suppressed
during emergency, he said. He called upon the party cadres and the people of the
state to remain alert against the present State Congress Govt., which, according
to BJP, is depriving people from the basic developments and hiding all public oriented
policies and programmes that should have been made known to them.
State BJP General Secretary, Dominic Tadar told the gathering that genuine people
like JP should be honoured for what they have done for the country. Jay Prakash Narayan
was conferred Bharat Ratna in recognition of the contributions, Tadar added.
State BJP Vice President Techi Necha narrated how the emergency was imposed by Indira
Gandhi-led Govt. He said that "similar type of emergency like activity is taking
place in the departments of state Govt by misusing Govt. official powers to hide
files of public importance and misleading the people at their whims".
Mahila Morcha President Padeswri Jamoh also spoke on the occasion and appealed all
women to fight against injustice in the state.
Meanwhile, BJP leaders and workers mourned the death of party cadre Koj Thakur who
died this morning at his home town, Ziro. Terming him as one of the veteran party
cadres, Tagak said he was a pillar of the party at Lower Subansiri district. The
party observed two minutes silence and prayed to almighty God for the peace of his
Among others, the programme was also attended by the senior party leaders, state
party office bearers and Morcha leaders.
DLMC reviews project implementation
KOLORIANG, June 26: Kurung Kumey District Level Monitoring Committee (DLMC) in its
meeting here today reviewed the progress of various centrally and state sponsored
schemes in the district.
Presiding over the meeting ADC Patuk, Cheechung Chukhu who is the DC in-charge, informed
the members that the DLMC meeting is not only to review the progress of projects
but also to know the problems being encountered in implementation process and to
evolve proper mechanism for effective implementation and monitoring system. He also
stressed for proper and timely completion of schemes for speedy development in the
While presenting status of projects by the different executing department, EE, HPD
(Civil) informed that the department has eight projects under PM Package of which
two projects have been commissioned and under power generation, civil works of six
projects civil works are nearing completion.
EE (PWD), Sangram Division, informed that infrastructure development of VKV, Koloriang
and Sangram under NLCPR project have been completed, one project is under progress
and another one project is approved for award of work. Under SPA scheme, one project
has been completed and other three projects are under progress and one project each
under NEC and RIDF has been completed as per allocation. Further, he informed that
the department has nine projects under BADP Scheme of which five projects have been
completed and four projects are halted due to bad weather condition.
Participating in the discussion, Sangha Tagik, ZPC and ZPMs suggested for conduction
of Sub-Divisional and Circle Level Monitoring Committee meetings and stressed on
co-ordination between elected leaders, general public, district administration and
executing agencies for proper implementation and improvement of quality of works.
While briefing the importance of DLMC meeting, Dr. Joram Anu, DPO requested all executing
department to bring good name for the district by doing better project implementation
records. Besides the heads of department, T. Borang, ADC Nyapin also participate
in the discussion. DIPRO
DA holds coordination meet with security/GREF personnel
YINGKIONG, Jun 26: Upper Siang District Administration convened a coordination meeting
with Indian Army, central para-military forces, GREF/ BRTF personnel in the office
chamber of the Deputy Commissioner here today and discussed various important issues
pertaining to the district.
The meeting presided over by Upper Siang Deputy Commissioner Remo Kamki discussed
on land acquisition for the two-lane highway from Migging to Tuting, maintenance
of Yingkiong-Aalo road by GREF, Dite-Dime -Jengging-Ttuing-Gelling by BRTF, tackling
anti-social elements, illegal use of satellite phones, proper monitoring of tourists
from abroad visiting Upper Siang District, restriction in extraction of medicinal
plants for which DA has already issued ban order, immediate restoration of DSPT at
Bona, Janbo and Migging etc.
The meeting emphasised on maintaining better coordination between armed forces and
civil administration to ensure optimum utilisation of resources in border areas,
particularly to maintain law and order in peaceful manner.
The meeting was attended by Army and GREF officers, SP, DLRSO, AMDO, EAC (J) from
the District Administration's side. DIPRO
Mayu XI lift 2nd AAPSU T20 Tournament Cup
ROING, Jun 26: Mayu XI lifted the 2nd AAPSU T20 Tournament Cup 2015, defeating Koronu
United by 83 runs at general ground here today. Mayu XI put up 170 runs on the board
losing nine wickets after winning the toss and deciding to bat first.
Chasing the target, Koronu United could score 87 runs in 20 Overs losing eight wickets.
Hapi Mene of Mayu XI, who made the quickest 45 run (5x6, 3x4), was adjudged the 'Man
of the Match".
Amit Gohain from Koronu United was declared Man of the Series.
Arjun Mega and Winner Miuli were adjudged as the best umpire.
The winning team was awarded cash prize of Rs. 22,000 along with the trophy while
the runners up was given cash prize of Rs. 8,000 along with a shield.
A total of 33 teams had participated in the tournament.
Ministry of tourism's decision to cover 150 countries under e-visa scheme by the
end of this year will revolutionize the tourism industry in India. At present the
scheme is available for the tourists of 77 countries including China. As per the
data available with the ministry, 1,36,000 tourists have already taken advantage
of the scheme. Especially the decision to extend e-visa to Chinese tourists is big
step towards normalization of relation between two Asian neighbours.
More people to people contact will hugely help to improve the ties between India
and China. Ministry of tourism has further launched a special programme for enhancing
connectivity in Himalayan states and north east region. Union government has started
work on it under Swadesh Darshan scheme and allocated Rs 120 crore. This move will
be beneficial for our state. Arunachal Pradesh is considered to be the hottest tourist
destination of the country. But due to varying factors tourism industry has not moved
ahead. However with union government giving special focus on development of tourism
industry in NE region, situation will hopefully improve in the future.
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Information technology employees deserves better treatment
Through your esteemed daily, first of all I would like to draw the kind attention
of all concerns towards the condition of the IT (Information Technology) department
of the state government of Arunachal Pradesh and the status of its employees. After
thirteen long years of services delivered with full dedication and sincerity by its
employees in the department, the employees have not been blessed with a promotion
till date. It is due to non-streamlining of the department. Even the privileges like
lateral entry grade provision given under the GA department of the state wherein
the employees could try their fortune to get promoted in administrative line have
already been missed out by most of us. The question is why the Department of the
State is being neglected?
IT without doubt is one of the most important departments as every developmental
activity disseminates through it needs attention from all concern.
Now, question arises that why these employees are deprived of their right to live
a promoted life. Employee suffers even though it none of their fault and it has demoralized
the dedicated employees.
When the whole world considers IT as a way of life, here in contrary the employees
of the department feel unfortunate to be an employed n IT department. Who is to be
blamed for this? Certainly, not the employee themselves.
Therefore, the Chief Minister who is the Minister In/Charge, is requested to take
positive step for the development of IT in the state and the Chief Secretary is also
requested to give valuable suggestion from his office so that employees are treated
with equal parity with the other government departmental employees of the state.
Frustrated IT employee
Schools in state of utter neglect
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to bring into the light
some of the fact about schools in Anjaw District.
Education is the backbone of a society, school is a temple of knowledge, teaching
is the noblest of all professions and the teacher comes immediately after the parents
in the life of an individual. On the one hand, all of us seem to be in a hurry to
rush towards the twenty first century with modern communication and teaching aids
but on the other, primary education in most of our district is neglected.
During the educational tour organized by AACJM (Anjaw Anti-Corruption Jagruti Movement)
from 4th June to 11th June 2015, I observed that not a single teacher was present
in several schools of Anjaw district whereas the new session had already been commenced
in other districts of the state. Most of the schools did not have maths and science
teachers, while school buildings and hostels are in dilapidated conditions looking
like piggery farms. Most shockingly, the enrolments of the pupils for the year have
not been started till now.
The Mid-Day-Meal is not availed in most of the schools as observed after visiting
the schools; while some of the schools are providing twice in a year whereas in some
other schools are not providing at all.
A large numbers of schools in Anjaw district do not have teacher quarters, boundary
walls, toilet etc. The playground and facilities of drinking water is a dream for
the students of these schools. Almost all the government schools present a sorry
spectacle with no furniture or teacher. I am very sad to witness all those conditions
of knowledge centre. Suggestions: As per the availability of teaching faculty, teacher
quarter to be constructed. Boundary wall of schools need to be taken in to due consideration
in order to prevent encroachment. MDM has to be streamlined as per Govt. of India’s
prescribed rules and guidelines.
Proper toilets at all the institutions as it is basic need of the schools and needs
due consideration too. Time to time visit by the DDSE is urgently required in order
to improve education as well as health of the pupils and accordingly report to be
sent to the Director Secondary/ Elementary Education.
Rajiv Gandhi University
Going back to age of apes
My Pasighat, My beautiful Pasighat. As long the sun is shining, you are visible and
beautiful. But as the darkness falls, you are but a person in a black veil. Reason?
No electricity to bring your beauty to the fore. Since many months, your sons and
daughters are reeling under darkness, absolute darkness. The promise of 24 hrs electricity
has gone with the wind. Even if electricity is there for a moment or so, it is without
the thing we call voltage. Many mobiles and laptops are damaged, but to get to a
mobile repairing shop is hazardous. Jumping over barbed wires, which are there for
months altogether in the name of road renovations. While common men weep, contractors
laugh, all the way to the bank! I won’t bore the readers with cliché hot weather
and students without electricity. So mainstream.
I wonder if the leaders and members of PPWC are getting any special treatment. Are
they scared of highly placed people or are they just lazy?
While the world is moving forward, we, the sons of Pasighat are going back to the
age of Apes and Chimpanzees. God help us all.
A citizen, Pasighat
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