Around 2000 illegal appointments in various Govt deptts unearthed
ITANAGAR, Mar 27: One of the most serious problems ailing the state of Arunachal
is illegal appointment in various government departments. Very often children of
rich and influential persons get government job by either paying huge amount of bribe
or by political recommendations.
In a shocking discovery made through RTI by NGO Save Arunachal Forum it has been
found that around 2 thousand people have been illegally appointed in various government
The topmost position of department with highest number of illegally appointed persons
is jointly shared by Directorate of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and National Rural
Health Mission(NRHM). In these two departments only more than 1000 people got illegally
appointed. The second position in the list goes to social welfare and child development
department. 147 people were given illegal appointment and interestingly most were
appointed just prior to 2009 assembly election. The most scandalous of all is the
illegal appointment done in department of education. 89 people in group C & D category
were recruited illegally in education department.
The other departments where people were illegally recruited are -- Animal Husbandry
and Veterinary- 34 persons, Science and Technology- 35, AP Mineral and Trading Corporation
Ltd- 21, Dept of Mines, Minerals and Geology-31, Director Audit and Pension-5, Director
Sports and Youths Affairs- 4, Director Accounts and Treasuries- 11, Director Relief,
Rehabilitation and Disaster Management- 22, Dept of Horticulture - 30, Dept of Legal
Metrology and Consumer Affairs- 5, Dept of textile and handicraft- 50, Dept of Register
Co-operative Societies- 21, Dept of Rural Development- 64, Dept of Food and Civil
Supply supplies- 30, State Transport Service Dept- 61, Director Art and Culture-10,
Dept of Panchayati Raj-18, Tourism Dept-38, Dept of Trade and Commerce-16, Dept of
Tax and Excise-22 and Dept of Industries-37. Months before assembly election seem
to be favoured time for illegal appointments. All the 34 people recruited under Animal
Husbandry and Veterinary department was also done just before 2009 assembly election.
Majority of these illegal appointments were made following recommendations by the
MLAs. In one particular instance, a former Textile and Handicraft minister of Arunachal
wrote following sentence while approving illegal appointment application: “After
careful consideration of the applications received as well recommendations of the
HMLAs, the appointment of following candidates to the post indicated against each
Unemployment is the biggest problem troubling poor youths of Arunachal at the moment.
If such trend of illegal appointment continues, what will be the future of those
students belonging to poor family who do not have political links?
Journalists Assault Case: Any solution?
ITANAGAR, Mar 27: Taking strong exception to lackadaisical attitude of the state
government in the journalist assault case , particularly its failure to bring the
culprit to book even after lapse of more than 90 days, Arunachal Pradesh Union of
Working Journalists (APUWJ) and Arunachal Press Club (APC) in an emergency meeting
on Sunday unanimously decided not to attend the press conference called by the chief
minister at 8 am on Monday.
Expressing its resentment, members stated that all the time press fraternity has
been taken for granted by everyone in the society including the government, which
will not be accepted henceforth.
It was further unanimously decided that except for the Governor and the Chief Minister,
any press conference by anyone will be held only at Press Club with 24 hour prior
notice against a payment of nominal charge.
Moreover, resentment of the publishers was against AICC sending an advertisement
regretting the inability of Sonia Gandhi to attend an election rally during the last
election for which, despite several reminders, payment is not made as yet.
Further, it was raised in the meeting as to why police official book their colleagues
only under bailable sections despite serious offences-be it ‘female’ journalists’
assault case or be it Daporijo MMS Scandal involving minors-keeping enough scope
for the accused to get enlarged on bail.
Govt directives on Adv policy in limbo?
ITANAGAR, Mar 27: There cannot be better example of the bureaucracy throwing the
government directive to air than the one given on August 9 last year relating to
advertisement policy of the state government in tune with the State Information Publicity
Policy, 1999 (published in extra ordinary Gazette notification No 44, Vol-IV, Naharlagun
dated July 22, 1999).
Responding to a joint memorandum given by the Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working
Journalists (APUWJ) and the Arunachal Press Club (APC) in presence of chief secretary,
commissioners and secretaries in the CM’s residence cum office, the chief minister
was appreciative of the Press stand and directed that “Rules will be framed soon
to regulate advertisements and their early payment in tune with the State Information
Publicity Policy, 1999.
His direction came after both the organizations highlighted how some government organizations
have been using advertisements as a weapon to arm-twist the press.
On the huge outstanding bills of the local news papers, the chief minister made a
departure and sanctioned about Rs 79 lakhs to clear all outstanding dues at one go.
Regrettably, despite repeated and constant perusal of the issue with the finance
commissioner, finance joint secretary and deputy secretary, IPR secretary, deputy
secretary and director, the outstanding dues are being cleared at snail’s pace for
reasons best known to those who matter while the publishers put their blood and sweat
together to sustain publication.
Most advertisements and their payments come only after repeated perusal and many
a times for ‘tips’, sans few offices which send voluntarily even payment.
The implementation of the State Information Publicity Policy is the panacea to all
these ills. This is the established policy throughout the country where the directorate
of IPR issues all advertisements and makes payment. Why should be Arunachal Pradesh
government an exception when a gazette notification has established the policy? Why
no step was initiated in this regard even after six months is intriguing when 75%
of local news items published by all the newspapers are government news? What more
support the government expects from the newspapers?
Leopard cubs rescued
ITANAGAR, Mar 27: Two leopard cubs of about 15 days old have been rescued from the
jungle by Y Taya of Lil village, Sangram circle, Kurung Kume District today. He
brought cubs immediately to Itanagar and handed over to the authority of Biological
Park. The cubs were either abandoned by mother or the mother died.
It is encouraging to note that people of the state are becoming more conscious about
wildlife and its conservation.
Clouded Leopard is categorized as critically endangered species and is under schedule-I
of Wildlife protection Act. Biological Park, Itanagar is one of the participating
zoo for the conservation programme which was initiated by Central Zoo Authority
of India, according to an official release.
Mega Free Cataract Camp held
PASIGHAT, Mar 27: A Mega Free Cataract Camp was organized by District Blindness Control
Society (DBCS) in collaboration with the JDHS, General Hospital Pasighat from March
The Camp was formally inaugurated by the DC cum Chairman DBCS Onit Panyang on March
10 last. After inauguration the Chairman visited the indoor patients and extended
his wishes to the patients for early recovery and the medical fraternities for cent
The DMO-cum-Member Secy. DBCS Dr. T Taloh informed that a survey was conducted during
the month of November and December last year and a total of 33 persons from different
parts of East Siang District turned up during the Camp this time.
Dr. Taloh further informed that the operations were carried out successful during
the camp under supervision of the Medical Superintendent Dr. O Moyong (SES) and Dr.
YR Darang (SES).
During the camp free spectacles were distributed to the needy patients providing
journey expenditures, fooding and medicines to the patients. The authority concerned
further informed that the GH Pasighat has procured a sophisticated Phacos Emulsification
machine under National program for control of blindness costing Rs. 11,72,000 to
provide international level services to the patients. DIPRO
SC’s ban order on timber operation was not only for Arunachal: Apang
ITANAGAR, Mar 27: Blanket ban on timber operation by an order of the Supreme Court
was not only meant for our state alone but for the entire country as well, said former
Chief Minister Gegong Apang while reacting to the clarification made by SAF chairman
The former CM said that though Kahfa is apologetic over the use of word ‘mafia’,
he has, however, continued to drag his name again as the man responsible for ‘merciless
deforestation of our forest resources which subsequently led to blanket ban on timber
operation by an order of the Hon'ble Supreme Court’.
Apang said, the leader of the Forum should have properly verified the context under
which the ban was imposed before pointing an accusing finger at him time and again
and reiterated that he was never been a timber contractor/forest minister that had
ever colluded with any vested interest group for personal gain.
Issue of timber permits in those days were the normal practice based on working plan
of the department, and it was, therefore, the responsibility of the Forest Department
to ensure that timber operation was undertaken as per approved working plan, Apang
said while adding that he continued to be an avid and staunchest supporter for safeguarding
our rich forest resources in order to maintain the pristine ecology of the state.
He added to empower the people at the grass roots level and also to ensure ownership
and participation in conserving forest resources, initiatives like Anchal Forest
at block level, Village Forest at Gram level, "APNA VAN" at private/individual level
were undertaken during his tenure as Chief Minister.
“If concerned authorities of the department failed to take corrective action, then
why accusing fingers at me unnecessarily”? he asked.
“During my long public life, I have always remained a great supporter and fighter
towards the maintenance of the fragile ecology and environment of the state. But
it really pains me to see the continuous denudation of forest resources that have
been taking place in the state. There is unscientific and reckless exploitation of
forest resources throughout the state. Even cane and bamboo have not been spared
now. As a result, our green forest has become barren and denudated thus inviting
ecological disaster in the state in the foreseeable future”, the former Chief Minister
said. Apang added that if a time bound drastic steps are not taken by the government,
time is not far behind when the nature will have its own way to payback heavily to
the mankind. Where are all those plan/projects to safeguard the forest resources
? he questioned and said that there is complete failure of the systems, no less
being the gradual redundancy that have crept in the institutions which have been
created to safeguard the resources of the state.
“Though I do not want to indulge myself in the blame game, what have surprised and
shocked me is to find that my name is being dragged unnecessarily by Bengia for the
Forum's objectives of fight against corruption. I am completely against mud-slinging
in the public. Since I am not satisfied to the response given by the Chairman of
SAF, I, therefore, urge that he should seek an apology for casting aspersion on my
image and integrity. If my response has not been satisfactory, I am for an open debate
on the issue,” the former Chief Minister added.
AAPSU for shifting of indoor stadium location
ITANAGAR, Mar 27: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has expressed concerned
over continued impasse regarding construction of indoor stadium inside government
higher secondary school, Sagalee. While endorsing the stand taken by APPDSU in this
whole issue, AAPSU urged authorities to shift site to another place for benefit of
“AAPDSU has rightly pointed out that land is needed for expansion of school infrastructure
in future. Also construction of stadium meant for public uses inside school campus
will disturb the sanity,” said AAPSU President Takam Tatung. He further added, “AAPSU
has recently proposed that a Government College should come up at Sagalee town. In
such case, land will be needed and school compound can be used for temporary campus
if our demands are meted.”
AAPSU has further asked education department to immediately demarcate its land. “In
various parts of state, public have encroached upon the land of education department.
Boundary wall of schools should be constructed immediately so that land is saved
for future uses,” said AAPSU President Takam Tatung.
APPDSU criticizes ‘weak home ministry’
ITANAGAR, Mar 27: The All Papumpare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) has criticized
the weak administrative set up of the present home ministry and the laid back response
in the series of law and order problem that have been witnessed by the state in
the last one year hitting hard the confidence of the common denizens of the state.
The union calls upon the home Chief Minister of the state to immediately reshuffle
the present incumbent home minister for restoring back the confidence and to revamp
the faltering law & order problem in the state.
Its painful to point out that numerous gruesome incident that had occurred in the
state capital and all over the state are yet to see the light of the day, the murder
of Late Dohu Raju at Pachin colony is still a mystery, while the death of a college
student from Changlang at I.G park last month is making no any headway, the union
The union further said that the outcome of the committee report in the custodial
death of late Tachi Nguso and surfacing of a MMS sex scandal reflects the sagging
state of affair of the state police and lack of inspirational leader at the helm
of affairs. The continues dominance by underground elements in the two district of
Tirap and Changlang, last year incident of economic blockade by some organizations
from Assam to Kanubari and its adjoining area, Public outburst at Ziro and Roing
has amply vindicated that most of the time the leadership of the present Home Minister
has failed to fulfill the hope and aspiration of the common people of the state,
the union added.
Furor continues on Daporijo MMS case
ITANAGAR, Mar 27: By act of omission and commission, Home Minister Tako Dabi has
misled the house on March 24 last while responding to a Calling Attention Motion
on the infamous Daporijo MMS scandal involving two minors, who were forced to have
sex inside the police station. When Dabi claimed that all the accused had been booked
under non-bail able sections, he had no idea what awaited him.
The main accused ASI Boham Bo had already been granted bail on March 21, the same
day when he was granted transit remand for two days by the Chief Judicial Magistrate,
Capital Complex after the case was registered against him. Other three accused constables
Taper Nora, Kili Nguri and Rajesh Nayam have been arrested while Head Constable Duyu
Tatu is still on the run. What Dabi claimed in front of the other 59 legislators
inside the assembly was also backed by the Chief Minister. Legislators have the right
to raise questions on debatable issues for which treasury bench have to provide a
valid answer. Thus, Dabi breached the privilege of Nyapin MLA Bamang Felix by giving
a false answer. Under such circumstance, as per the parliamentary norms, the violators
are either suspended or even expelled from the house. On Tako Dabi’s breach of privilege
in MMS episode, Felix said, It is too early to term it as breach of privilege. But
insisted that responsible person like Dabi should reveal the facts on the floor of
the house.NCP State President Ngurang Pinch demanded the Home Minister’s resignation
on the moral ground claiming it as an absolute breach of privilege. He has lied on
the floor of the house and misled the people of the state, Pinch claimed. BJP General
Secretary Tai Tagak while condemning the act termed the statement of Home Minister
as unfortunate. Stating that various criminal activities have been carried out by
the policemen themselves, he questioned the integrity of the police department. How
fair is the recruitment process adopted? he questioned.
Also demanding explanation from the Home Minister and the state government he asked,
Why is there no co-ordination among the home department itself? BJP National General
Secretary and also former MP, Tapir Gao also questioned,why is it that police personnel
are always involved in law and order problems in the state? Stating that CM and HM
has misled the house with their claims, he insisted that the official who had booked
the accused under bailable Act should also be punished.
Expressing his anguish, local legislator from Daporijo Tapen Siga said, Keeping the
sentiment of the people of Daporijo in mind, I was delighted to know that the culprits
of the MMS scam were arrested but now am deeply anguished to know that key accused
ASI Boham Bo was granted interim bail. Meanwhile, PPA President Kameng Ringu claimed
that the statement had misled the house. Terming the statement contradictory, he
urged for tracking down the official who misled the Home Minister to make such statement
in the floor of the house. He further added that whatever decision the state government
makes, it should stick to it and implement it. It was an unfortunate incident that
was meted out by the police personnel, who are meant to look after law and order,
he added. Home Minister Dabi should implement immediately what he said in the house,
added PPA MLA Markio Tado.
ACR mourns demise of senior journalist
ITANAGAR, Mar 27: Arunachal Citizen’s Rights (ACR) expressed profound grief over
the demise of senior journalist and former UNI bureau in-charge Abani Kumar Bhattacharya.
He died at his Nalbari residence in Assam yesterday after prolonged illness.
Bhattacharya, popularly known as Bhattada has dedicated his precious periods of life
since 1981 for the people of this state, ACR said. Due to death of Bhattada the
media fraternity has lost one of senior journalists in North East and particularly
in Arunachal Pradesh.
“In addition to being one of the founding fathers of Itanagar Press Club, Bhattada
also was a great social worker who dedicated his prime time for the people of this
far flung state” said ACR chairperson Bamang Tago. He urged the young and energetic
journalists to learn from the works and dedications of this pioneer and carry on
his aspirations. Tago, on behalf of the ACR conveyed deep sense of condolence to
the bereaved family members of late Bhattacharya.
Indoor stadium project evokes mixed reaction
ITANAGAR, Mar 27: Totpu Panchayat Youth Welfare Society (TPYWS) appealed to all Students
unions, NGOs, public leaders to support the construction of the mini stadium at
Sagalee Govt Hr. Secondary School premises.
The issue of construction of the stadium should not be dragged into controversy,
and if there is any, it should be resolved through negotiations, TPYWS said in a
Describing that the present site was the best for the purpose considering its location
as well as on security point of view, TPYWS urged the authorities concerned to construct
the stadium as per Detailed Project Report (DPR).
Meanwhile, All Mengio Students’ Union (AMSU) and All Kimin Students’ Union (AKSU)
have strongly supported All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU)’s stand
on construction of the stadium within the school complex.
AMSU said that the site where the mini stadium is now being constructed was earmarked
for Science laboratory and other school infrastructure. It demanded both the contractor
and department concerned to either stop the construction work or shift it to a better
place for the welfare of the students community.
AKSU, on the other hand, said that the stadium, if constructed, will occupy much
of the school land leaving no space for future infrastructure development of the
The news of Daporijo MMS scandal is spreading like a fire all over the state as well
as entire nation. And it is like a mega tsunami of shame for the people of Upper
Subansiri, especially for the Daporijo people. Those culprits involved, don’t know
for what they did for. The way they dealt was out of law, out of humanity and out
of the mind. Such types of people are curse to the humanity and a bunch of bad luck
for the nation. They deserve a hell like life in earth. In any condition, the culprits
should not be let escaped. Even if the law punishes them of life imprisonment, they
deserve a nacked balded parade around the town as well as free gift of same type
of mmsOGRAPHY where the TRIMURTY will act as the main heroes.
They embarrassed the law in such an extent that I think it will be better if the
law herself commit suicide. How many graduated, abled and good persons are there
who wants to get employed. So, don’t suspend them, directly terminate them to sweeper
or peon. Actually, they don’t deserve to be an employee, they have insulted the job.
It is my forceful appeal to all the people and especially to the student unions of
concerned district that in any condition justice of same weight and such a kind
that everybody gets afraid to repeat be demanded. You all are the only people who
can keep check and balance in the law proceeding.
They are a stain in the name of police
The recent MMS scandal is a slap to the sentiment of Daporijo people in particular
and state in general.
It is very unfortunate to know that our state has such officers who are a stain in
the name of police. They are rendering such a dirty and unlawful services that no
one can even think of.
The grant of bail to the main accused is totally inappropriate and out of our understanding.
Why the authorities are taking the case so casual when everything is mirror clear.
Therefore, it is my request to the concerned authority to take serious and exemplary
action against the main accused in the scandal.
Let us have a close watch
It is in response to the Article “Main Accused in MMS Scandal goes underground” on
Granting interim bail cannot be questioned as it is totally an independent judicial
act. Whilst all the sections of law inserted against the accused police officials
are bailable, bail becomes a matter of right to the accused Police Officer and the
judiciary is bound to grant bail in terms of law. However, the logical question now
arises is on the culture of the investigation agency of our state.
In our state, investigation Agency launches criminal actions harshly against Opposition
political leaders, arrests them and die-hard endeavors is made to debar them from
getting bail. But accomplices of same offense who are in ruling party camp are spared
with highest benevolence. In the Daporijo MMS scandal too, the fact which astounds
the public is why bailable sections only have been inserted against the accused Police
Officer for ghastly offense. It is not that the investigation agency and the IO of
the case are not conversant with the criminal law of the land. No woman can be compelled
to surrender the estate of her chastity and forcefully imparted with the carnal knowledge
under intimidation. Subjecting a minor girl to forceful sexual intercourse amounts
to offense of Rape under section 376 of Indian Penal Code 1860. Prima-facie evidence
of the act has surfaced openly through internet and MMS and the parent of the victim
boy has reported the matter U/s 154 Cr.P.C 1973 and their statement taken U/s 161
Cr.PC. It clearly falls within the meaning and definition of abetment and the abettors
were very much present at the scene of the crime. Why the investigation agency, particularly
the IO of the case has not inserted against the accused person appropriate Sections
for the offense of abetment to commit rape? When the abettor of the offense is present
at the time of incident and the offense is committed in his presence, Section 114
of the Indian Penal code presumes that the offense has been committed by the abettor
himself. For such incidents Legal policies in present criminal jurisprudence in India
mandates that abettors should be charged and punished for the offense committed under
Section 114 IPC read with section 376 IPC is clearly attracted in the case and that
would have debarred the accused persons from obtaining Interim bail from the court.
If the Investigation Agency is serious about the offense, they shall immediately
insert Sections 114 R/w 376, 34 IPC against all the accused Police Officials and
get them punished for the offense of rape. Else, citizens may fairly presume that
the investigation agency is simply making a show to appease the public.
Apart from these laws, Section 67B of the Information Technology (Amendment) Act
2008 (Punishment for publishing or transmitting of material depicting children in
sexually explicit act, etc. in electronic form) is clearly attracted against the
accused Police Officials, which carries a punishment for imprisonment upto Five years
with exemplary fine.
It is yet again a subject for judgment before the citizens on the integrity of the
investigation agency of our state whether they are cultured impartially or they keep
some loopholes in the investigations for enabling the accused police personnel to
evade punishment. Going underground by the main accused in spite of the direction
by the city district magistrate to appear before the CJM Daporijo speaks a volume
of culpability of the accused person. Let us have a close watch on the affairs.
Well done Diamond State!
I would like to share my sadness on the recent incident at Daporijo MMS sex scandal.
Bravo! to the legacy of genius APP [Aadha Paagal Police], once deemed saviour of
law of the land. Welcome back all the silent spectators to yet another magical milestone
of magical land by magical people. These are the diamond attributes of this land
owing to which she is being conferred “Diamond state” award !
My Arunachalees, why are you waiting for another time and yet another such incident?
Every dawn lit herald a new story of suppression, deprivation, humiliation and murder
to dignity of our helpless people and you just silent spectator!
We have laid our hopes and faith upon various students unions of Upper Subansiri
district. You have to start a new beginning against such barbaric act of saviour
of law. When the limbs of government are injuring human dignity, why don’t you overthrow
the ill-reputed Government? So, my fellow Arunachal populace, Awake, Arise and
protect and save the right and dignity of our people!
Tasing Jeke Nilling
Police going foolish
I am from Daporijo in Upper Subansiri dist. I have always argued in favour of my
point that my district may be backward than any other districts but we are top in
protecting our rights. We have always fought for our right no matter how hard it
is. But the recent act of pure insanity by protector of law is going unhealed.
I want to ask the people of the district to raise voice and let it echo on the hearts
and minds of the so called protectors of law so that they stop this kind of inhumanity.
I would also like to ask the people in power how could a suspect get vanished, are
the authority purposefully helping him and what actions is going to be taken against
him? The accused may be found living a happy life in some other part of the state
after few days, whereas the lives of the minors will never be the same again. Such
kind of incidents and injustices lead people to take law in their hand and later
becomes insurgents and terrorist.
I request the authorities to award exemplary punishment to the accused that is equal
to their crime so that people in near future think 100 times to do such kind of act.
Arunachal Student Union, Mumbai
They deserve exemplary punishment
The men in khaki are back in the news for their misdemeanors. The MMS scandal is
highly shocking and obnoxious. It’s very unfortunate that the custodian of the law
turns perverts and resort to such barbarity on innocent school going teenagers, which
was unheard of in the state. Even hardcore criminals are treated with some dignity.
The police department must compensate the victims for the mental trauma, they’d inflicted
The cops involved in the barbarism must be meted out with exemplary punishment. Such
uncivilized sadists have lost the legal and moral right to don the khaki. Besides
that, these animals in the guise of humans ought to be socially boycotted. I urge
upon the human rights organizations, civil societies and every citizen to seek justice
for the traumatized victims and ensure that the criminals do not go scot-free.
Drive against tobacco laudable
The steps taken by ANSU and District Administration for stopping sale of tobacco
products in and around the 200 metres radius of schools is commendable. Many school
going students without understanding the adverse effects of tobacco products got
themselves hooked to bad habits like cigarette smoking, chewing tobacco, gutkha etc.
To have a healthy and strong Arunachal, our students, who are the future pillars,
should be healthy and sound.
Tobacco and other products in the state has become a big threat for better future.
Public needs to extend its full support to the DA and ANSU in its efforts for securing
a better future. I believe, the situation will be much better, if the students stop
chewing tobacco products everyday being sold in and around their school campuses.
The drive should also include the ever mush rooming wine shops in the capital complex
in particular and the State in General. Wine shops like tobacco products are also
slowly finding their places in and around school campuses. Wine shops, I imagine,
must be one of the fastest growing and profitable activities in the State. When I
think of the benefits given by these wine shops to the local people, I could hardly
find any. The reason being that few shops are run by the local people for income
and self employment whereas they are the main consumers to become alcoholics and
spend their hard-earned income.
I personally support the move made by ANSU and District Administration and wish a
logical and successful outcome of their campaign for the benefit of the state.
TT Marg, Itanagar
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300 patients benefitted by health mela
ITANAGAR, Mar 27: As many as 300 patients were benefited by the health mela organised
by Doriya Valley Welfare Society at Govt Middle School Chimpu here yesterday. The
programme was sponsored by the District Health Society, Papum Pare.
Specialist doctors conducted free check up on Dental, Eye, Gynaecology and provided
free medicine to the patients during the programme. The doctors also provided knowledge
on safety tips to deal with health problems.
Dr N Lowang, DRCHO, Dr Mikjum Jirdo, DPM, Yupia and Dr Kenny Doji, DEE stressed on
the need of providing knowledge to the local folks on significant health issues.
In additional to immunization programme, resource persons delivered lectures on
several important topics on women health issues. I Borum ZPM Taro Modi and Anchal
chairperson Gyamar Jeri attended the programme as chief guest and guest of honour
State AITC to take part in poll campaing in Assam
ITANAGAR, Mar 27: The State AITC in its executive body meeting today decided
to lunch election campaign for the two-phase election to the Assam Legislative Assembly
scheduled for April 4 and 11 next.
The State AITC unit led by its party president, Toko Sheetal will lunch campaign
as many as thirteen Assembly Constituencies in Assam in support of party candidates.
The campaign tentatively has been scheduled to kick start from March 29 from North
Lakhimpur district and will conclude on April 2.
ITANAGAR, Mar 27: Longtey Festival would be celebrated at Chabang village under Phassang
circle of Kurung Kumey district from April 23-25 next.
Tatar Kipa, political advisor to CM and Hage Laling, Project Director, Anini will
attend the festival as chief guest and guest of honour respectively, according to
Bangtey Fatey Nikam Longey Celebration Committee release.
APATCYO celebrates Foundation Day
ITANAGAR, Mar 27: Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization (APATCYO),
in its first ever foundation day celebration yesterday, stressed the need for promotion
of age-old cultural heritage of Arunachal Pradesh and fostering unity and brotherhood
among the descendants of Abotani.
Both the president and general secretary of the organization appealed to all, especially
youth, to develop the feeling of oneness instead of fighting with each other and
discriminating against each other in the name of caste, creed and religion.
APATCYO convenor appealed to its members to cooperate the organization in its every
activity meant for common cause.
Inter-state poets’ meet
ITANAGAR, Mar 27: Sahitya Akedmi will organize its first inter-state poets’ meet
at Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum here on March 29 next.
The programme would be attended by its president Sunil Gangpadhyaya, Secretary Agrahar
Krishnamurthy, regional secretary (Kolkata) Ram Kumar Mukhopadhyaya and 10 other
noted poets from West Bengal besides others are expected to attend the session.
The APLS is extending all possible help in organizing the maiden event in the state,
where dozens of local upcoming poets and interested public will participate.
VEC appealed for permanent school infrastructure
ITANAGAR, Mar 27: Village Education Committee along with PRIs and GB visited thunder
storm affected area at Tanihapa, Sagali recently.
They claimed that the temporary Boys and Girls Hostel, Class Rooms, community hall,
teacher quarters and other infrastructure of Government Middle School, Tanihapa has
been completely destroyed in the recent thunder storm.
They appealed to the authority to provide immediate relief to the institution and
sanction scheme for construction of permanent buildings in the institution.
KASU express resentment
ITANAGAR, Mar 27: Kargo Ao Students’ Union (KASU) while criticizing Itanagar capital
complex deputy commissioner for granting bail to the main accused of Daporijo MMS
scandal Boham Bo ‘without observing the nature of the case’, demanded the bailer
of Bo to produce him in the court of magistrate, Daporijo immediately.
It also alleged dereliction of duty by CI Hazarika, who was deputed to arrest Bo
and demanded for immediate termination of the CI on the ground of failing to discharge
It appealed to various students organizations in the state, including students organizations
to raise the issue in the greater interest of the state and humanism.
World TB Day observed
Tezu, Mar 27: District Health Society, RNTCP along with Arunachal Pradesh Doctors
Association, Lohit District Unit, observed ‘World TB Day’ at Nongtaw Khampti village
Namsai.on March 24 last.
On the occasion, a Sensitization Meeting was organized at Govt. Middle School, Nongtaw
Khampti which was followed by Free Health Checkup Camp, Screening of HIV/AIDS, STD,
Hepatitis ‘B’, Gynaecological checkup, Eye, Dental, General Medical checkup, Mass
Blood Slide collection and Rapid Malaria tests.
Later, an immunization session was also conducted and distributed IEC Materials to
Altogether, 400 patients were benefited from the camp.
The programme was attended by Dr. N. Ninu, DMO, Dr. U. K. Nath, District Program
Officer (RNTCP), DHS, other senior doctors and staff of district hospital, Tezu,
Namsai, Piyong, and Nongtaw Khampti.
The PRI members, Gaon Burahs, Anganwadi workers, ASHA volunteers, village youths,
students and villagers also attended the sensitization program. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Mar 27: Taye Bagang and Karling Bagang have been selected as Chairman and
Secretary of the newly formed Domdila-Laching Road Development Committee in a meeting
Manabhum OIL observed water awareness week 2011 on March 24. ‘2011’ was wrongly mentioned
as ‘2001’ in our daily on March 25.