ITANAGAR, Feb 28: Arunachal Pradesh Govt today issued order for transfer/ posting
of some IAS and IRS officers with immediate effect and until further orders. According
to Govt order, Gonesh Koyu, PWD Commissioner will hold the additional charge of Joint
Secretary Cabinet, while Hage Khoda has been posted as Commissioner Social Justice
Empowerment and Tribal Affairs.
T Taloh has been posted as Commissioner to Chief Minister with additional
charge of Commissioner PHED, Kalling Tayang has been posted as secretary Power and
Hydro-Power, Bolung Siram posted as Secretary Supply and Transport, Consumer Affairs
Legal Metrology, Marnya Ete posted as Commissioner Tax and Excise, Sanjay Saxena
posted as Resident Commissioner, Arunachal Bhawan, New Delhi.
On the other hand, Dr Shallini Verma, IRS has been posted as Secretary Cooperation
reliving her from the charge of Secretary Social Justice Empowerment and Tribal affairs.
Krishna Mohan Uppu has been posted as Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner.
ITANAGAR, Feb 28: Doordarshan Kendra Itanagar (DDK) will start telecast of programme
from 3 pm to 7 pm from March 1 onwards instead of the earlier timing which was from
5.30 pm to 8 pm. Moreover, the timing of North East news relayed from Guwahati DDK
has also been changed. The bulletin will be given between 6.45 pm to 7 pm instead
of 7.15 pm to 7.30 pm as scheduled earlier.
Bunny’s Fantasy annual ceremony
ITABAGAR, Feb 28: Bunny’s Fantasy World School organized its annual prize distribution
On the occasion, Trade and Commerce Director Tokong Pertin emphasized on quality
teaching practices and techniques and suggested the management of the school to include
more activities in their school calendar.
Dr Bombei Tayeng Toko and L Sokun Singh also spoke on the occasion and gave some
suggestions for improvement of the school.
Members of school management committee, RC Roy and Tadar Mepung Bage also attended
The students of the school presented dance and poem on the occasion.
It is worth mention here that the students of this school were adjudged as 1st prize
winner in the dance competition and poem competition in the recently concluded festival
of Arunachal 2014 held at IG Park.
SBI authorities urged to post staff
ITANAGAR, Feb 28: All Kurung Kumey District Students’ Union (AKKDSU) has fervently
urged upon the State Bank of India (SBI) authorities to immediately post sufficient
staff at SBI, Koloriang branch and also to create separate counters for govt and
public transactions. In a representation addressed to the SBI Chief Manager, Itanagar,
the Union who had recently visited the SBI, Koloriang branch lamented due to acute
shortage of staff and lack of separate counters for govt and public transactions
the branch is unable to cater to the needs of its customer. Claiming that the branch
is somehow being managed by only five staff, it questioned how come only five staff
can run the bank where at least ten to twelve staff is required.
ITANAGAR, Feb 28: Tarh Koyu who had allegedly led a group of miscreants and attacked
the chamber of senior advocate Muk Pertin yesterday clarified that the question of
trespassing, ransacking and attacking the advocate does not arise at all.
Reacting to the news item published in a section of local dailies, Tarh Koyu in a
release today said “I being a law abiding, educated and mature person have always
had great respect for advocates and the law fraternity in the state. I know that
advocates are professionals and they have every right to perform their duty sincerely.”
Saying that a one-sided story has been highlighted in the media and he was victimized
to weaken his case, Koyu narrated that on that day, he along with his brothers unknowingly
went inside the boundary wall of a residence in search of one of the persons who
had allegedly siphoned off crores of rupees supposed to be paid against his land
transport subsidy bill. Later he came to know that the residence belonged to Advocate
Muk Pertin. “After brief discussions with Pertin we went out from his compound without
even entering his house. As such, the question of trespassing, ransacking and attacking
the advocate does not arise at all. Moreover, I did not have prior knowledge that
the very residence belongs to Advocate Muk Pertin.”
Claiming that he was innocent, Tarh Koyu appealed to the members of bar association
of High Court to investigate the matter thoroughly before leveling allegations.
BJP, NCP release candidate lists for LS polls
ITANAGAR, Feb 28: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)
today released the list of their candidates for the upcoming Parliamentary elections
starting mid-April this year.
Former MPs Tapir Gao and Kiren Rijiju have been named as the BJP’s candidates from
Arunachal East and Arunachal West parliamentary constituencies respectively.
While 17 candidates each have been cleared from Maharashtra and West Bengal two candidates
each from Goa and Manipur and six from Odisha has been finalized. Three candidates
have been named from Himachal Pradesh and five from Jammu and Kashmir.
The first list of 54 BJP candidates was released after two hours of deliberations
at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi today, where the party’s top leaderships, including
Narendra Modi, L K Advani, Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, Murli Manohar
Joshi and M Venkaiah Naidu were present.
Gicho Kabak has been fielded as the NCP’s candidate from Arunachal Pradesh for the
upcoming Lok Sabha elections. He will contest from Western Arunachal Pradesh Parliamentary
Union minister Praful Patel and Maharashtra minister Chhagan Bhujbal, are among the
first list of 24 candidates for Lok Sabha polls released in Maharashtra today.
RCH camp at Jote –Basarnallo
ITANAGAR, Feb 28: A one day Reproductive and Child Health Camp was organized by the
District Health Society, Yupia at Jote – Basarnallo area today.
The key features of the camp were female sterilization, screening on maternal and
child health and general health check up. Altogether 88 participants have attended
the camp of which 21 female participants underwent female sterilization.
The camp was inaugurated by ZPM Gollo Takam in presence of Papum Pare DMO Dr. S Ronya,
DRCHO Dr. Kipa Tuglik, Dr. T Basar, Dr. T Zirdo and other hospital staff.
ITANAGAR, Feb 28: Arunachal Pradesh Tour Operator Association (APTOA) has welcomed
the assurance given by Union Home Affairs Ministry (MoHA) Joint Secretary Shambu
Singh to include Tirap, Changlang and Longding district in the state’s Tourist Circuit
during his visit to state.
It was long-pending demand of APTOA and inclusion of the 3 districts in state’s tourist
circuit will boost the economy of region, APTOA said in a release.
A series of errors occurred in the news headlined ‘Maintain unity…’ which was carried
in the February 28 issue of this daily. Nabam Atum, who is the vice president of
the NE Janjati Protection Forum, was identified as president of the NIFCS. In fact,
Taba Hare, who was also present at the function, is the NIFCS president. Similarly,
Sukhdev Biswas was identified as AVP secretary. He is in fact the secretary of Sanskar
Bharti Arunachal Pradesh. Further, the book released by MP Takam Sanjoy is titled
‘Tani Biidi’, not ‘Tani Pili’ as mentioned in the news item. We deeply regret the
Tuki drops three ministers
ITANAGAR, Feb 28: Just few days before Lokh Sabha election, Chief Minister Nabam
Tuki led Congress government today effected major cabinet reshuffle. Senior Congress
leader, Chowna Mein who was holding post of planning, finance and PWD, Health Minister
Atum Welly and Transport Minister Jarkar Gamlin were dropped from the cabinet. Three
new ministers who were sworn by Governor Lt Gen Nirbhay Sharma at Darbar Hall of
RajBhawan today include Anjaw MLA and Congress stalwart Kalikho Pul, Basar MLA Gojen
Gadi and Bameng MLA Kumar Waii.
While talking to mediapersons at Raj Bhawan, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki stated that
reshuffling has been done on popular demand. “The performances of these ministers
were short of people’s expectation. I firmly believe that new ministers will do
justice as they are experience enough in governance and sure will help government
run properly. This cabinet reorganization will certainly strengthen the party at
grass root,” said CM Tuki. He further added that Congress party has not taken any
decision regarding conduction of Lokh Sabha and assembly election simultaneously.
Newly inducted cabinet minister Kalikho Pul said he is ready to serve people of
Arunachal and will try his best to ensure that he stood up to the expectation of
people. “Chief Minister has kept faith on me by inducting into cabinet and I will
give my best for the state. My past record as cabinet minister has been well appreciated
by people of Arunachal and am sure with their support this time too I will deliver,”
said Minister Kalikho Pul.
Nabam Tuki, Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong, Deputy Speaker Jomde Kena, Lok Sabha MP Takam
Sanjay, Cabinet colleague, MLAs, Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi, DGP K K Maheswari,
former Chief Secretary HK Paliwal, Chairman APPSC, Ligu Tacho, Chief Information
Commissioner Y D Thongchi and his team, Chairperson SCW Gumri Ringu and her team
and other dignitaries and guests attended the swearing in ceremony. Meanwhile Arunachal
Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) President Mukut Mithi when contacted by this daily
expressed displeasure over the latest development. Mithi retorted that reshuffling
at this juncture is an unhealthy trend which may affect party in the long run. APCC
President also disclosed that he was unaware about Chief Minister’s decision to drop
three ministers. Stung by the sudden development, MLA Chowna Mein refused to comment
and asserted that he would speak to media persons after coming back to Itanagar.
Welcoming the ministry reshuffle, Arunachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj Coordination Committee
president Sushil Nalo said that the panchayat leaders were with the government and
any divisive move would go against the interest of the state. “All should stand united
and work for the greater welfare of the people and the party,” he said in a statement.
Arunachal Film Festival begins
Films are the greatest instrument of communication: Sanjoy
ITANAGAR, Feb 28: Films are the greatest instrument of communication for sharing
information and educating the outside world about the people of North East, their
customs and traditions etc, said Takam Sanjoy while inaugurating the Arunachal Film
Festival 2014 at Siddharth Hall here today.
He mentioned that films and media can play a vital role in creating awareness and
integrating the nation as one despite the country have many racial groups while referring
to the recent death of Nido Tania in the national capital. Sanjoy said that although
the state is becoming a hub for media houses and banking sector, the filmmakers
of the state will find it difficult to finance their ventures and only the intervention
of the state government can help them. He assured that he would pursue with the government
to set aside fund to the tune of 1 crore annually to be used for encouraging and
promoting film making in the state. This fund, when available, will help in skill
development of youth and create a pool of talent through which the film industry
in the state will improve.
Ashan Mujid, filmmaker and resource person, addressing the gathering said that films
are not only entertainment but also educational if properly made. Films are engineered
audio and engineered visuals, which is done through editing and so technique and
technical expertise makes a film a success or a failure, he added.
Taro Chatung, representing the film fraternity highlighted the problems faced by
the filmmakers in the film making process like budgeting, piracy, marketing of films
etc. He also encouraged the new entrants in the game by saying that even participating
in the short film making contest organized during the Arunachal Film Festival 2014
is a big step forward for the youngsters and advised them not to get discouraged
by the hardships they will face in their filmmaking career.
Secretary IPR, Dani Sulu called the AFF 2014 a platform for budding film makers to
exhibit their talent and showcase the films made in the state. He stressed that the
festival’s concentration was mainly on 4 areas of still photography, short film competition
and feature film and documentary film showcase.
Director, IPR C. M Longphong and Deputy Director, IPR Obang Tayeng also spoke on
the occasion. Chief Information Commissioner Y. D Thongchi also attended the programme.
Short films ‘Unity in Diversity in Arunachal Context’ by Tako Siga, ‘Innocent Truth’
by Neelam Raja and ‘Friends Indeed’ by Tsangpo Norbu were adjudged first, second
and third and the films were screened today. Prizes for the photography competition
were also given away by the chief guest. Documentary film ‘Women Empowerment & Child
Marriage in Arunachal Pradesh’ by Bindiya Ete and feature film ‘Ajin’ by Subu Gambo
were also screened. DIPR
CM lauds recommendation on hill states development
ITANAGAR, Feb 28: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has appreciated the recommendations of
the Committee headed by B K Chaturvedi, Member, Planning Commission, on ‘Development
of Hill States arising from management of forest lands with special focus on creation
of infrastructure, livelihood and human development’. The Committee has submitted
its report with recommendations in two parts - Process issues and Fiscal Compensation.
In a letter to the Prime Minister, Tuki expressed gratitude to the Union Government
for commissioning the study and requested him to implement the recommendations in
toto to achieve the purpose of the study when it was commissioned. The Chief Minister
particularly welcomed the recommendation for earmarking 2 per cent of annual GBS
per year for this purpose during rest of the Twelfth Five year Plan period.
“Your intervention will set in process a giant leap for the Himalayan and Northeast
Region of India to reach at par with the rest of the Country,” he observed.
Playing a pro-active role for the benefit of the whole North East region from the
said recommendations, Tuki also called upon his counterparts in Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya,
Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim to take up the cause by taking it up with the
Government of India on behalf of their respective states.
He has written letters to the Chief Ministers of rest of the North Eastern states
requesting them to appeal with the Central Government to accept the recommendations
of the Committee. He reasoned that the recommendation for earmarking 2 per cent of
annual GBS per year during rest of the Twelfth Five year Plan period would be a shot
in the arm for the region to push in over-all development and progress.
Nyokum celebrated at Seppa and Yazali with gaiety
ITANAGAR, Feb 28: The Nyokum Yullo, the major Festival of Nyishi community was celebrated
at Nyokum Lapang ground, Seppa in a befitting manner with all traditional gaiety
and religious fervour from February 23 to 26.
Attending the festival on February 26, Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs
Ninong Ering said that the face of Seppa town has changed a lot in terms of development
due to hard work of leaders and people in comparison to those days when he had visited
Seppa for the first time 20 years ago. He had all praises for people of Seppa that
they are hard working and having clean heart. This he said due to the fact that most
of the shops were run by the local people which is the need of day. Time has come
to change our vision and mindset with a positive spirit to do better development.
Swami Alexander, the teacher of Arts of Living from Poland who also spokes on the
occasion said that the beautiful message of the celebration is for peace and prosperity
of every human being. He said that the people of Arunachal Pradesh were lucky enough
who still maintained indigenous traditions and culture while in most part of the
world especially in Europe, reviving of culture is a distant dream. He greeted the
people for healthy living, stay united and work together for betterment of society.
Er. Pai Dawe while highlighting the mythology of Nyokum festival said that the main
motto of the celebration was for peace, prosperity and well-being of mankind. He
gave a clarion call not to take festival in religious and political line.
The main attractions of the festival were mega folk dance, fashion show, beautiful
cultural dances, sports competition etc.
Earlier on February 23, EKSWCO Chairman Dr. T. Taku said that Nyokum is the identity
of Nyishi like Bihu for Assamese, Durga Puja for Bangali and Pongal for Keralite
etc. He added that without traditional culture and dresses, no one can preserve own
identity. He appealed every one for mass participation in the festival whatever religion,
one belongs. Everyone can opt any religion being a secular but shouldn’t avoid one’s
own festival, he added. He laid the foundation stone for declaration of Nyokum Lapang
ground which was earlier known as Abotani Munch at Seppa.
The Nyishi Nyokum Yullo was also celebrated at Yazali with traditional pomp and show
amidst mammoth gathering. The entire Yazali valley woke up to a reverberating and
deafening “Hwh-Howh” of Nyishi Buiya and melodies of ‘Rekhambo Pada ngo Ai-ngo-ja’
..led by the legendary founder members of latter song itself Nabam Mekha and assisted
by host of prominent figures including Dr. Chukhu Nirmali Taba, CMD, Niba Clinic,
Bengia Yazir, Toko Yaram, Chukhu Yakap, Techi Yeli (Mama) to name a few.
The Buiya team was led by Taba Tagap, a renowned Naamlo leader and Taba Techi, ZPM,
Yazali with Er. Taba Tedir, Director-cum-Chief-Engineer, UD, Techi Gubin, Director,
Housing, Chukhu Tallar, ADC (Retired), Er Taba Teni, SE (PHED), W/Zone, Toko Babu,
Project Director, DRDA, Yupia, Likha Radh, Circle Officer, Yazali, GoAP, with host
of dignitaries including officers, prominent public figures, social workers, panchayat
leaders of entire Ziro-II area with Bengia Tolum, Chairman, Central Nyokum Committee
and President NES, joining the bandwagon on the way to the general ground. Such was
the intensity of mass participation that the state highway leading to Ziro and Itanagar
was brought to a grinding halt for couple of hours. The stranded visitors were treated
to a spectacular display of Nyishi traditional rituals including Dirw-Runam, Pirw-Khomie-Jolinam,
Ropie-Sonam, etc., all along the way on the State highway. The festivity mood of
people at Yazali Nyokum was so high that people from all walks of life transcending
age, caste, creed and race took to the Yazali General ground where entire traditional
ritual displays were rolled out. The ritual sacrifice was solemnized at Nyokum Yugw
(alter) for bumper harvest and prosperity and posterity with longevity of human race
on this earth.
With the presence of Nyokum founder members at Yazali like Tao Tara, EAC, Naharlagun,
Chukhu Tallar, ADC (Retired), Nabam Mekha, Bengia Tolum and others and with many
prominent figures of Nyishi Society, the atmosphere of Yazali Nyokum 2014, reminded
all participants of late sixties of 20th century, when Nyokum was first celebrated
here, and everyone were seen dancing to the melodious tunes of Rekhambo pada ngo
ai-ngo-ja..the song that galvanised entire inhabitants of Subansiri and Kameng belts
of Arunachal Pradesh to one identity and one Community.
It may be mentioned here that Yazali Nyokum Celebration 2014 is organising competition
in all traditional games & sports, cultural, and ritual events among all Panchayat
of Yazali Circle. Dodo Panchayat Lifted the Championship for Volleyball (Men) and
Kuch-Kut Panchayat lifted the women’s trophy. Takam Passa Panchayat emerges with
highest tally of medal hauls. The beauty contest saw beautiful Taba Jirman of Chullyu
Panchayat emerging as Miss Yazali Nyokum 2014. Also pertinent to mention here is
that the visitors and dwellers of Yazali circle were treated to a mesmerizing cultural
displays of traditional songs and dances from 23rd onwards and the prizes were given
away on 26th evening by Likha Saaya, Parliamentary Secy (Agri), Govt of A.P. along
with Er. Toko Jyoti, Chief Engineer, PHED, Govt of A.P.
Corruption case against education minister and others
Allegations baseless and unfounded: Minister
ITANAGAR, Feb 28: The East & Upper Siang District Bar Association (EUSDBA) has filed
a corruption case against Education Minister and some engineers from PWD, Pasighat
division, for allegedly swindling money amounting to Rs. 8, 99,000 meant for repair
and maintenance of District Court Building, Pasighat, East Siang district.
A case has been registered (No. Psg PC 01/2014) against them U/S 156 (3) of the Cr
PC 1973 read with section 5 of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988, in the Court of
the Additional District and Session Judge, Eastern Zone, Pasighat, East Siang District,
Arunachal Pradesh on February 26,2014, claimed the association.
Along with the minister and the officers, three Private Firms have also been made
party to the prosecution, in whose names the money was fraudulently withdrawn by
the collective conspiracy of all the persons mentioned in the suit.
“The fund was, in fact, sanctioned by the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh vide sanction
order No JUD/CSS-54/2012, dated 21st January 2013 for an amount of Rs. 9, 00000 for
the repair and maintenance of District Court Building, Pasighat, which is now used
by the court of the Additional District and Session Judge, Eastern Zone, Pasighat,
East Siang District,” the release said and added that work was bestowed upon the
Public Works Department (PWD), Pasighat Division as the executing agency.
Chief Minister, Nabam Tuki had inaugurated the same Court Building on April 26, 2012
in presence of the Local MLA, Deputy Commissioner, East Siang District, other dignitaries
and a battery of public leaders.
Since no repairing and maintenance works were carried out till November 2013, the
East and Upper Siang District Bar Association General Secretary Taber Tamuk, filed
an application through RTI to the EE, PWD, Pasighat Division to furnish all details
about the works done out of the funds meant for the maintenance of the district court.
“In reply to the RTI query, the EE, PWD, who also happens to be the public information
officer (PIO), furnished all the records stating that, all works were completed to
satisfaction as per the specifications and guidelines and thereby payments were made
to the contractors after complying to all rules and regulations of the Department.
Further it also mentioned in the reply that “the works were completed hurriedly as
per the verbal instruction of Minister Bosiram Siram,” the release claimed.
It is quite stimulating to see on records as furnished in the RTI, as to how the
concerned Engineers have connived with their most exquisite Contractors, by erroneously
preparing the Bills for the same work, by fraudulently showing building materials
and other electrical items to have been used in the work, which, in fact were never
used, but only with an objective to misappropriate the total fund they have set all
wrong things as right on the records, the release added.
When contacted, Education Minister Bosiram Siram described the allegations as baseless
and unfounded. He further said that baseless allegations are leveled against him
to malign his political image. However, he said, truth will come in days to come.
PPA declares LS poll candidate for Western segment
ITANAGAR, Feb 28: The People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) has finally announced the
name of Jalley Sonam, president of All Arunachal Pradesh Workers Union (AAPWU) as
Lok Sabha election candidate from Western Parliamentary constituency.
It was unanimously agreed upon by all the members of the central election committee
of PPA to give party ticket to Sonam as candidate for ensuing Lok Sabha Election
2014, the PPA said the media persons at Arunachal Press Club, Itanagar today.
Talking to the media persons, chairman, Central Election Committee PPA, Kamen Ringu
said that, “party has only finalized for the western parliamentary seat and they
will soon announced for the eastern parliament seat in second phase”.
Highlighting the strategy of the party Ringu said that, “for last 38 years Congress
party has been ruling Arunachal Pradesh and still there is no single change in state.
Time has come to check validity of the Article 371 H, wherein the Article 371 H consists
of unquestionable power to the Governor of the state and our party who will represent
the state in the assembly shall strive to remove and repeal the Article 371 H and
place under Article 371 A”.
While referring to Memorandums of Agreement (MoA) for hydro project in the state,
Party’s Chief ministerial candidate, Laeta Umbrey said that, “we are not against
the hydro project but we are against the system that has been adopted by the government
of the state in implementation of hydro projects.
MP candidate Sonam said, “Experience does not count in the politics but how committed
you are to deliver good works for the people of the state and people of the state
knows to whom they have to elect”. Kahfa Bengia, working president PPA, along with
the members of the party was also present in the press conference.
NHPC signs MoU for development of 1320 mw thermal power project in Bihar
ITANAGAR, Feb 28: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed amongst Bihar State
Power Generation Company Limited (BSPGCL), NHPC Limited and Pirpainti Bijlee Company
Pvt. Ltd. (PBCPL) for participation in PBCPL for development of 1320 (2X660) MW Pirpainti
Supercritical Thermal Power Project in Bhagalpur district in Bihar at Patna recently.
The MoU was signed by R S Mina, Director (Personnel), NHPC on behalf of NHPC and
Jitendra Srivastava, Managing Director, BSPGCL and Director, PBCPL on behalf of BSPGCL
and PBCPL in the presence of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Energy Minister Bijendra
Prasad Yadav, Education Minister P K Shahi, Director (Technical), NHPC DP Bhargava
and other senior officers of Govt. of Bihar and NHPC.
The project will be developed through a Joint Venture of NHPC and BSPGCL namely Pirpainti
Bijlee Company Pvt. Ltd. The equity share of NHPC and BSPGCL in PBCPL will be 74%
and 26% respectively. 85% of Power generated from the project is to be absorbed by
state Discoms as per Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).
This is second thermal power project of NHPC after 1320 MW Salka Thermal Power Project
With this participation of NHPC, MoUs for 2640 MW Supercritical Thermal Power projects
have been signed for execution on Joint Venture route.
NHPC also has been successful at RFQ stage for 4000 MW UMPP in Sundergarh, Odhisa.
This was stated by an NHPC release.
Taloh lays foundation stone of CDB building at Rebo-Perging
BOLENG, Feb 28: The Industry, Handloom and Textile Minister Tapang Taloh today laid
foundation stone of Community Development Block (CDB) building at Rebo-Perging and
also laid foundation of 7.89 KM long Dite Dime to Riew, 7.92 KM Jorsing to Komsing
and 24.47 KM Riew to Mopit roads under PMGSY. Among others the East Siang Deputy
Commissioner Opak Gao, Director of Rural Development K Dulom, ADC Boleng Taro Mize,
Chairman Arunachal Pradesh Panchayat Coordination Committee Susil Nalo, ZPC Kaling
Dai, ABK President Kengir Jamoh and PRI leaders and officers were present on the
After laying of foundation stones, the minister while addressing the people of the
adjoining villages at the Riew Dere (village community hall) said that these upcoming
roads would benefit the local community fulfilling their long pending demands. Such
facilities would uplift the socio economic status of the people of the area, he opined.
While focusing his views on the upcoming Community Development Block building at
Rebo-Perging, Taloh who is also local MLA of the area stated that to build a neighborhood
improvement and individual betterment was not easy. It was a result of his tireless
efforts and the office is being set up for the purpose of public convenience and
better execution, inspect and monitor of community rural development works. He appreciated
the people for their laborious nature, unity and maintaining peace and tranquility
and reposing their faith on him which are prerequisite for all round development.
Taloh advised them to avail optimum benefits of the government sponsored schemes
especially in education and health sectors. He informed that about 300 families would
be benefited under rural housing scheme soon in the area and disclosed various developmental
and beneficial schemes of the department of Industry, Handloom and Handicraft being
brought by him in the state. DIPRO
Assam students seek amicable solution to boundary row
RUKSIN, Feb 28: Claiming that Governments’ callousness was responsible for the prevailing
situation along Assam-Arunachal boundary, the All Assam Students Union (AASU) has
urged both Assam and Arunachal state governments for amicable solution to the vexed
The AASU, which staged a series of protest dharnas at different parts of Dhemaji,
today observed sit-in-demo in front of Jonai SDO’s officer near here. Hundreds of
members of Dhemaji district unit of AASU participated in the programme, shouted slogans
against Assam and Arunachal governments.
AASU alleged that Arunachali people have occupied a large portion of Assam land in
the northern Dhemaji district as they are extending new villages at Durpai, Mingmang,
Hime, Ratu, Tarajan-Kongkul portions of northern boundary of Dhemaji .
The AASU in a representation submitted to Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today
stated that encroachment of Assam land by Arunachali people at boundary areas have
now become a matter of serious concern. It urged the State and Central governments
to assure safety and security of the people living at boundary areas. It said that
the people of Assam are maintaining a cordial relationship with its Arunachal counterparts
and the age-old relation should not be jeopardized for land dispute reason.
It also alleged that Arunachali people put objection over ongoing construction of
Agriculture Science Centre and Model School Building in Assam at Dimou portion of
the boundary area. It said that the revenue land/area is falling under Sisiborgaon
Revenue Circle in Dhemaji district and so there should be no such objection.
Workers’ Board chairman visits Yomcha circle
ITANAGAR Feb 28: Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Constructions Workers Welfare
Board, Chairman Nyamar Karbak after assuming as the chairman of the Board took extensive
tours to West Siang district from February 21 to 26 last.
Addressing a mega awareness camp cum spot registration at Yomcha during the tour,
Nyamar highlighted various benefits being provided by the Board to the registered
workers and appealed them to enroll or register their name in the Board. He also
advised them to abstain from all the bad habits like drinking alcohol, gambling etc
and work with dedication towards all round development of the state.
Meanwhile, expressing his gratitude to Nabam Tuki led government for appointing him
as the chairman of the board, he appealed people of Yomcha to be the part of development
by supporting the present government.
He however regretted about slow pace of development in Yomcha circle and opined
that Yomcha could have been much developed than present status; had earlier leader(s)
wished and committed towards development of the area.
While attending a celebration programme of NSUI State Secretary Gumson Yomcha, Nyamar
informed that National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) is the largest democratic
and secular student organization in the world that represents the aspirations of
millions of students and has been motivating young minds and leading the torch of
He advised Gumson to always be in the forefront to protect the rights and interest
of student community irrespective of caste, religion, gender and status in society.
Lee Ete Labour Officer, Kenkar Yomcha, General Secretary INTUC Pradesh Branch (A.P),
Tanu Nima, State President NSUI, Danka Yomcha, Secretary Bango Yomcha Unit, Senior
Leader Luktar Gankak and Digba Gankak also spoke on the occasion.
Later, the team visited Govt. Higher Secondary School, Yamcha to take stock of the
present scenario of the school and interacted with the students and teachers. He
also visited the CHC Hospital, Yamcha and urged the doctors and staffs to serve the
poor and needy with outmost dedication.
Expressing displeasure over the dilapidated school and CHC, the chairman assured
to take up the matter seriously with the higher authorities for early renovation
I on behalf of Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization (APATCYO) would
like to inform that VIPs of Arunachal are violating Supreme Court ruling. Due to
concern over rising instances of criminals using black films in the car, Supreme
Court in April 2012 directed States and Union Territories to strictly enforce the
ban on use of tint beyond the permissible limit.
Manufacturers were allowed to produce vehicles with tinted glasses which provide
for 70 per cent Visual Light Transmission (VLT) for safety glasses on windscreen
(front and rear) and 40 per cent VLT for side. A three-judge bench of Chief Justice
SH Kapadia, AK Patnaik and Swatanter Kumar gave the ruling while partly allowing
a PIL filed by one Avisekh Goenka seeking total ban on all forms of tinted glasses
used in four wheelers.
In Arunachal Pradesh, especially in capital complex, massive operation was launched
year ago led by then Deputy Commissioner Sanjay Goel to remove tinted glass from
the vehicles. Capital Administration also took step against misuse of read beacon.
However, still many VIP and VVIP vehicles are moving around with black film. Both
in capital complex as well as in district headquarters, one can see many VIP vehicles
with tinted film.
The most surprising aspect is that despite knowing Supreme Court order, these VIPs
seem least bothered. What can we expect from a person who does not respect law of
the land? However, big question is will district administration display some courage
to book case against these VIPs for violation of apex court order?
Stop hunting wild animals
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to bring attention towards killing of wild
animal in Arunachal. Today killing of poor wild animal has become passion of high
profile people which include rich businessmen and Govt. officials. Rich people hunt
poor wild animals with their highly automatic gun for pleasure. We all know that
wild animals are the most significant features of ecosystem and adornment of our
natural jungle. Hence, it is protected under wild life protection Act 1972, provided
provision under sec. 17 and under sec. 51, 51A and 51B of wild life (protection)
Act, amendment bill 2013. In our state these act applies only on common people and
not on high profile people who continues to violate it by indulging in hunting spree.
Instead of enforcing law, they are violating and breaking the act to maintain their
self presumption living standard by eating wild meat. Poor animal are always hunted
and sold at very higher rate in the market and outside the market. I have witnessed
selling of wild meat several times in Ganga market at very high rate. If educated
people continues to break law, then what can we expect from poor citizens?
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Deal strongly against law breakers
The state of Arunachal Pradesh in particularly capital complex have been witnessing
several incident of violence against professionals. In the last couple of years professionals
like doctors, journalists, engineers and advocates have been at the receiving end
for performing their duty. Yesterday senior advocate Muk Pertin’s house was ransacked
by miscreants who were all heavily armed. He narrowly escaped by managing to bolt
the door from inside.
It is believed that attackers were not happy with the decision of advocate Pertin
to take up the case of their business rival. Such act sets very dangerous trend and
discourages the young professionals. The people of Arunachal have to learn to distinguish
between professionalism and individualism. People should know that professionals
make living by performing their job. By trying to stop professionals from carrying
out their regular work, these goons are curtailing freedom to live and work freely
in the democratic India. The government should take strong note of such repeated
violence against professionals and enact tough law to deal with law breakers.