BJP demands high power Autonomous border management group
ITANAGAR, June 19: Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded constitution of statutory
high powered Autonomous Border Management Group at the national level on Indo-China
Demanding implementation of the recommendations of the China Study Group on Border
Infrastructure development, the party also demanded constitution of parliamentary
group for detail study and overseeing of Border issues.
While disclosing the preliminary report of the Indo-China Border fact finding committee
of the Bharatiya Janata Party before the media today, its national general secretary
Tapir Gao said the strength of armed forces in border area should be increased.
The report recommended that strength of ITBP should be increased in order to man
the gaps at different points in border area. The personnel should be equipped with
latest device and improved surveillance system to match with the personnel on the
Chinese side of the border. The condition of arm forces in border area should be
improved, the report added.
The committee report said that road infrastructure, particularly in eastern sector,
are insufficient to satisfy the defence requirements. The Government must take up
construction of pucca roads on priority basis before it is too late, the report added.
Stressing the need of advance landing ground in border area, the report also recommended
the Govt. for construction of Airports in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim at the earliest.
It further recommended that the local youth should be recruited in territorial
army to guard the border.
Ground situation in Arunachal !
While revealing the ‘ground situation’ of Indo-China border in Arunachal Pradesh,
the preliminary report of the BJP fact finding committee said that Thagla Ridge which
is about 60 km away from Zemithang on the north-westerly side of the border, Namka
Chu and Sumdrong Chu Valley is under Chinese occupation since 1986. As a result,
lot of traditional grazing land of local people has been lost, affecting the livelihood
of the local herdsmen.
In Bumla sector, the Indian Army post is located not on Mac Mohan Line, Therefore,
here the Line of Actual Control (LAC) is not corresponding with the Machmohan Line,
recognized by India.
In Tingbu sector, vast area of traditional grazing land of the local people has been
encroached by Chinese Army, the report said. Even an important and sacred Buddhist
statue has been displaced by the Chinese Army, it added.
In Upper Subansiri district, the Asa-Pila-Maya Army camp which was in Indian Territory
is now under Chinese occupation, the report claimed. In Dibang Valley district, the
Athu-Pupu range one of the important sacred historical place of the local people
is now under Chinese occupation since 2006.
In Chaklagam range the three mountain ranges frequented by Indian hunters have been
occupied by the Chinese since 2006.
In Kurung Kumey district, prior to 1962 war, there were nine Army base camps till
the actual border. Today, only two of those camps are under the Indian Army control.
Seven of them have been occupied by the Chinese Army.
Siram pleads centre for adequate budgetary allocation to improve education sector
ITANAGAR, June 19: Education Minister Bosiram Siram today appealed the Centre to
extend adequate budgetary support to meet up the expenditure of capital assets and
recurring expenditure for State Commission for Protection of Child Right (SCPCR),
and to operationalize state Council for Education Research and Training (SCERT),
besides infrastructural gaps.
Addressing the 57th meeting of the Central Advisory Board on Education (CABE) at
New Delhi, Siram said that Centre needs to extend support to combat the major
constraint in Education sector in Arunachal Pradesh.
Demanding enhancement of transportation cost for mid-day meal in state owing to
the hilly inaccessible terrain and communication bottleneck, the minister said, maximum
places of Arunachal are not covered by road network and head load carrying is the
only means. The government of India may kindly realize these special needs and enhance
the transportation cost for Arunachal Pradesh, he emphatically said.
Only liberal flow of fund under RTE can ensure reality in implementation, Siram said
adding the Centre must incentivize the state to the extent of all benefits extended
to central government education institutions. He also pleaded for inclusion of Arunachal
Pradesh historical geographical cultural and traditional topic in the national curriculum.
Arunachal Pradesh intends to implement computer aided learning solution (e-learning)
in all educational institution to uplift the educational scenario, the Education
Minister said adding that quality education can only be imparted through quality
teacher. Advocating for more institutions for teachers education in govt. sector
in state to achieve the target goal of 100 per cent literacy, the minister said the
existing teacher education capacity in government sector is very bleak to provide
in-service teachers training. A handsome number of untrained teacher are working
in various categories of school, he disclosed.
Stressing the need of recruitment of full time teacher for Art Education, Work Experience
and Physical and Health Education at Elementary stage, Siram also pleaded for special
school for physically challenged at least one in each sixteen districts well equipped
with special learning, support material and trained manpower.
Siram also appreciated the support and favour being extended by the Centre in strengthening
the progress and prosperity through the flagship programme in education sector. Pointing
out the initiative needed to be taken in higher education sector, Siram said that
provision should be created in the Rajiv Gandhi University Act for establishing University
campus at the places like Bomdila, Pasighat Tezu etc. and for establishing colleges
under Rajiv Gandhi University especially in the field of professional and technical
disciplines like medicine, engineering, law etc. as the state government is unable
to establish such colleges in the state due to resource crunch.
Ministry of Human Resources development may also consider for funding 90% of the
non-recurring expenses of model degree colleges, instead of 50% like any other centrally
sponsored scheme in the region, he added.
The minister who is also CABE member assured that if government of India successfully
addresses these problems, there shall be no reason why Arunachal Pradesh will not
be able to change the face of educational sector in the state.
Press finds support from organisations
ITANAGAR, June 19: Various organisations and BJP today condemned the threat to media
persons in the state.
While condemning intimidation meted out to the Media persons who are working tirelessly
for the people, All Nyishi Students Union said “every individual needs to understand
the role and importance of the Media.
The Media is the fourth pillar of a democracy, it is impossible for the successful
working of a democratic establishment without the participation of the Media” it
said. The Media itself is constitutional and democratic institution and it cannot
be dictated by any one no matter how powerful he or she is, it added. The Union Demanded
the state Govt. to arrange a proper security for the Media persons at helm of unprecedented
affair in the state. At the same time, the Union urged the Media people to work fearlessly
and to maintain the ethics of a profession not to give a space to any body to finger
at the sanctity and discipline of the journalism.
All Nyishi Youth Association also vehemently condemned the threat to media fraternity.
No individual and party can suppress the freedom of press, ANYA president Tarin
Nabam in a release said.
Arunachal Law Students’ Union (ALSU) has condemned the threats to media in the state.
The media has been tirelessly exposing the grievances of the people and working
as a conduit between the Govt and general public, the Union said in a release and
called upon one and all to cooperate with media for welfare of the state and its
people. Bharatiya Janata Party, Arunachal Pradesh also strongly criticized intimidation
meted out to media person. Media is the fourth pillar of state and everybody should
respect the media, the party said and demanded the state government to provide adequate
security to the media houses and media persons.
Being the 4th estate of democracy, all must respect the freedom of press, said Voluntary
Health Association of India (VHAI).
While expressing solidarity with the Press, VHAI in a release said, the print and
electronic media of Arunachal Pradesh deserve people’s love and support for their
sincerity as well as the great service they have been rendering for the development
of state. People need the press which is vibrant and effective, it said while adding
that irrespective of multiple pressures and several difficulties, the press fraternity
stick to the values and ethics while ensuring that the people get the true and correct
information at the earliest possible time.
Restoration of Roing-Anini road in a month:GREF
Umbrey inspects the blockage site at Hunli
ROING, June 19: The restoration of 230 KM Roing-Anini surface communication is expected
in a month depending on weather condition.
About 45 major slides point are reported beyond Hunli in between 29 KM of Lower Dibang
and Dibang Valley district. GREF personnel have been doing their best to get back
the connectivity within a month. “The damage are massive and we have not come across
destruction of this magnitude. The entire hills are sinking and existence of the
road is impossible to make out as RCC Culverts, retaining wall, boulder caging structure
were washed out. It is tough time for us”, revealed the GREF sources.
The GREF has put into service three bulldozers including one from PWD. Expressing
concern at the deplorable state of machineries, the official informed restoration
work is a distance dream unless machines are updated.
Meanwhile, MLA Laeta Umbrey Roing visited Hunli covering 100 KM distance far off
from the township to assess the actual damage. He was accompanied by P K Sivanandan
EE, S Chaudhery AE PWD, Tamune Miso SDO Hunli, GREF Officials, Panchayat member Hunli-Desali
Umbrey also desperately felt for few new bulldozers to get the connectivity restored
at the earliest. He also ensured to materialise the needs and decided to move authority
to expedite the pace of restoration work to bring early relief to the calamity hit
Dibang Valley district.
ANSU calls for action from Education Dept
ITANAGAR, June 19: All Nyishi Students' Union (ANSU) called on the Education Minister
to recall the teachers who have been staying for indefinite periods in the various
schools within the state capital and district head quarters and transfer them wherever
required by implementing in spirit and letter the recent state education policy act.
The Union said that most of the teachers have been staying in the same school for
more than ten years while adding that many of them do not attend work and non-performers.
Most of the teachers who have overstayed in one place are kith and kin of officers
and influential persons and others are striving hard and confined in the interior
place, it added.
It is also surprising to know that in a Middle School, there are more than 60 (sixty)
teachers whereas, in the Higher Secondary schools in the outpost, the strength of
the teachers are less than 10 (ten) numbers and without a subject teacher, it added.
Numbers of teachers recruited in the state is sufficient enough to meet the shortage
of teachers in all schools provided their posting and transfer is streamlined and
distributed on need base, it added. The Union also urged the elected leaders and
officers not to interfere in the matter of the transfer and posting of teachers and
the concerned authority should be given free hand to deal with the matter.
The Union also urged the Arunachal Teachers Association (ATA) to discuss on the matter
as it is the apex forum to address and redress the grievances of all the teachers
vis-a-vis the welfare of the students. The Union also demands the concerned authority
to sternly deal with non-performing and absentee SSA Teachers who are not working
in their posted place. However, the Union called upon the state Govt. to seriously
take up an initiative for timely payment of salary and regularisation of SSA teachers
as their contractual period is due for expire.
Boleng police solve three mysterious cases
PASIGHAT, June 19: The Boleng police is in news by nabbing the accused persons of
three mysterious cases in the shortest possible time.
In the last one month, quick solving of a robbery of granaries, Bank fraud (two lakhs)
from the SBI, Boleng Branch and murder case of an agricultural labourer had rocked
the township, but all were successfully solved within 24-72 hours by the local police
and all the accused persons were arrested. The entire properties robbed from granaries
and defrauded from the bank (two lakhs) were recovered from the accused persons.
A Nepali agricultural labourer was arrested in the blind murder case who confessed
of his crime of murdering the labourer during the night time under the influence
of liquor. The dao used as weapon of offence has also been recovered from the accused
and finally the accused has been remanded to judicial custody.
Meanwhile, the BM SBI, Boleng while appreciating the police team for prompt and painstaking
efforts solving the case, sanctioned cash reward amounting three thousand rupees.
The accused Tamong Mize, 37, of Pangkeng under Rumgong P.S.of West Siang district
had impersonated Tagom Mize of Sinne village, East Siang District for obtaining a
loan of Rs. two lakhs from SBI. He had forged all the documents such as PRC, Employment
certificate, Cast Certificate, Income certificate, Birth certificate etc. and put
forged seal of several Senior Officers on these documents. After a thorough, painstaking
and meticulous investigation, the identity of the real accused could be established
by the police and finally recovery of the entire amount.
The general public and the public leaders of Boleng/Pangin township have widely appreciated
the good work done by the Boleng police led by the OC SI K.L. Pertin and hoped that
such actions against the criminals will deter others to indulge in criminal activities
The SSP, East Siang district D.C. Srivastva has also announced suitable reward to
the police officer and staffs and all others who assisted to solve these sensational
crimes. He further said this was made possible by focused, meticulous and painstaking
action and investigation and public supports. They arrested a large number of desperate
criminals which led to overall increase in the detection of heinous offences.
DC East Siang District Onit Panyang also hoped that such prompt police action and
apprehension of accused will go a long way in establishing the rule of law and sending
a clear message to the criminals about the capability and sincerity of the local
police. He also congratulated the police team led by K.L. Pertin and appealed to
them to keep up the good work. DIPRO
APMCC stress the need of formation of more cells
ITANAGAR, Jun 19: Arunachal Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee (APMCC), stressed the
need for formation of various cells in the district level to monitor proper utilization
of funds provided by the Central and State Govt.
APMCC president Techi Dumsap, while highlighting the All India Mahial Congress (AIMC)’s
agenda on the duties of media cell, NGO cell, legal cell, kissan cell and women helpline
cell in a meeting of the party at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan here today, advocated for appointing
woman advocate to monitor the grievances of the woman community and eliminate child
marriages, domestic violence, dowry deaths and also to extend free service to protect
rights of women.
APMCC vice president Tadar Yadir expressed happiness over formation of various cells
in the organization and suggested for organizing awareness campaign by them on key
The meeting was attended by delegates from various district.
GWS to felicitate meritorious students
ITANAGAR, June 20: The Galo Welfare Society (GWS) executive committee in its monthly
review meeting on June 19 decided to felicitate meritorious Galo students in the
X and XII Board Exams (both science and humanities) 2009-2010 and in the Joint Entrance
examinations on July 10 in Itanagar.
The Society also decided to raise the cut off marks for the awardees this year in
view of the rising competitive atmosphere amongst the Arunachalee students. Only
those who have secured 9 points and more in their X Board exams, from CBSE, ICSE
and other Boards from all over the country, and those who have scored 80 per cent
and above in XII ( Science or Humanities ) can apply for consideration for the awards
and citations, the society said.
SBAP observes 7th foundation day
ITANAGAR, June 19: The Sanskar Bharati Arunachal Pradesh (SBAP) has observed
its 7th foundation day at its state office, Ganga on June 18.
During the programme SBAP state vice president Gichik Taaza and cultural secretary
Rerik Karlo highlighted various upcoming projects to be implemented in 2010-2011
under special project called Vision 2010. Besides special invitee from other NGOs,
all executive and general members of SBAP took part in the function.
ANYA sticks to its demand
ITANAGAR, June 19: Appreciating the State Govt, particularly planning department
for finalisation of draft AOP for 2010-11 in the yesterday’s state Planning Board
meeting, All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) said that it will continue to press
for the White Paper for non preparation of AOP 2009-10 fiscal. It further threatened
that another 48 hrs capital bandh will be announced soon as a token of protest against
non supply of White Paper AOP 2009-10 fiscal.
The Association appealed all the conscious citizen of the state to continue support
to fight for transparency and good governance especially in the matter of fiscal
management for sound development.
East Kameng gets first computer training institute
SEPPA, June 19: As a major boost to the IT development of the district, the first
computer training institute was inaugurated by East Kameng Deputy Commissioner, Tope
Bam in a glittering function here at DUDA building today.
The institute ‘Microsoftech’, the Govt. authorized computer institute is being run
by Naharlagun based NGO, Sango Lomte Foundation (SLF).
Inaugurating the institute, DC, Tope Bam said that as the world is growing fast
in the IT sector, the district should be not lagging behind others. The days for
type writing has gone, he said and called upon the young people to learn computer
which would help reduce the unemployment problem.
He also appealed SLF chairman Pai Gyadi to keep specific time in the evening for
the Govt. officers, public leaders and the business community to learn use of computer
and appealed all to support the noble cause.
Earlier Pai Gyadi informed that as many students have been trained from institute
since its commissioning few months back. Informing that many students from this
institute have been recruited in Govt job, he said SLF is planning to set up such
institute across the state.
District Planning officer, Vijay Sonam, District statistic officer, Pipu ZPM, Meyo
Cheda, host of Govt. officials, publics and the students were present in the function.
Police patrolling demanded
ITANAGAR, June 19: Concerned over the reported growing theft and dacoity cases in
New Seppa, the East Kameng district unit of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha has demanded
police patrol from JNV school to fruit market colony to protect life and property
Students calls for precautionary measures
ITANAGAR, June 19: All Mebo Student Union (AMSU) has called for precautionary measures/plans
by power developers/Govt. to protect Mebo area from flood.
Mebo is generally a flood prone area; And, Govt’s permission to construct three dams
in and around Mebo area has further increased flood risk, the student union said,
and urged the government as well as power developers to look into the genuine demand.
ITANAGAR, June 19: The newly opened private school Eternal Life English Medium School
at Daporijo was inaugurated by local MLA Punji Mara on June 16 last.
Association demands action against SI
ITANAGAR, June 19: Lower Siang Dam Project Affected Youth Association in a letter
to the Chairman, Arunachal Pradesh Women Commission, Itanagar appealed the commission
to initiate immediate action against Orem Tagi SI Police Station, Pasighat.
The association alleged that during the lathi charge at Ponging on May 21, Tagi without
any valid reason assaulted the protestors.
Voluntary work at Parang
ITANAGAR, June 19: An OBT classroom, temporary hostels for boys and girls along with
kitchens were constructed for Parang Govt. Sec. School during a two-day social service
Later, the school headmaster along with school management committee, in a meeting
discussed various basic infrastructural and other problems, like inadequate classrooms,
teachers quarter, boys and girls hostels, furniture etc., faced by the school. The
meeting urged Panchayat leaders and school management committee to take up the matter
with seriously with the authorities concerned.
The social service was organized by the school headmaster with the help of Nabam
Tadap, a businessperson.
Power supply to be affected
ITANAGAR: Power supply to parts of Naharlagun township, including ‘F’ sector, Power
House colony, ‘G’ Extension market and some portion of Barapani market, will remain
affected due to ‘failure’ of the 630 KVA, 33/0.415 KV distribution transformer till
alternative arrangement is made, according to a Power Dept. release.
However, "the Department is making all possible efforts" to restore power supply
as early as possible, the release added.
Kri as Dibang Valley DRO
ITANAGAR: Parliamentary Secretary Transport Karikho Kri who has been appointed as
the District Returning Officer for Dibang Valley district for Congress Party elections
has headed towards the district today. He is accompanied by Block Returning Officer
Sony Digio. They will be closely monitoring the whole party election process in the
ALSU for polytechnic at Yachuli
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Law Students’ Union (ALSU) has urged the state Govt to stick
to its cabinet decision for establishment of the Govt Polytechnic College at Yachuli
and reconsider the reported move to shift the polytechnic from proposed site Yachuli
The union expressed its solidarity with the agitating AYSU and urged the Govt to
look into their grievances.
While appreciating the Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu for giving highest priority on
establishment of Law College during SPB meeting held here yesterday to finalise draft
Annual Operating Plan for 2010-11, ALSU urged the state Govt to select the location
for construction of the college at the earliest. It said that the construction of
the college has been delayed though NHPC authority had deposited Rs 17 crore for
this purpose after submission of memorandums to the Govt on various occasion.