ITANAGAR, Mar 25: City Police today seized 9.5 kg of Ganja from a woman at Banderdewa
The contraband was seized from a bag during routine checking by City Police and CRPF
personnel, informed City SP, adding that a case has been registered against the woman
at Banderdewa police station under section 20 (b)(i) of NDPS Act.
City Police has also imposed fine to 147 vehicles during checking in twin city of
Itanagar and Naharlagun during last two days for violation of various sections of
MV Act and Rs 23,050 was realized as fine from the violators. Further, a case has
been registered at Itanagar Police Station yesterday against BJP candidate under
Defacement of Property Act for pasting posters at public places, the SP added.
Koloriang vandalism case handed over to SIT
ITANAGAR, Mar 25: The government of Arunachal has handed Special Investigation Team
(SIT), the responsibility of investigating Koloriang deputy commissioner office ransacking
incident. According to the sources, the case was handed over to the SIT in order
to fast-track the investigation. Police fired seven rounds in the air to disperse
an irate mob that ransacked DC office on Saturday.
Violence erupted on the last day of nomination filing for the April 9 assembly elections,
when supporters of a candidate vandalized the office of the DEO.
Observers visit Sarli circle
KOLORIANG, Mar 25: Election Observers in Kurung Kumey district R N Lai and Sankalp
Narayan Singh along with Nabam Tagum, LO visit Sarli Circle. They also visited various
polling booths under 21- Koloriang Assembly Constituency to take stock of pre-poll
Observer takes stock of prevailing situations in West Kameng
BOMDILA, Mar 25: General Observer Arvind Kumar Singh today visited Rupa of 5-Kalaktang
and Singchung of 6-Thrizino-Buragaon Assembly segments to have a firsthand knowledge
of the prevailing situations and to assess violations of Model Code of Conduct.
He also visited the ADC Office Singchung and took stock of the activities and the
works related to the election preparedness in progress. DIPRO
Dates for casting of postal ballots fixed
YINGKIONG, Mar 25: The District Election Office, Upper Siang District, Yingkiong
has fixed the dates for casting of Postal Ballot paper for polling personnel, police
personnel, driver, Handyman etc on 2nd and 3rd April from 0900 hrs to 1600hrs at
the respective facilitation Centre of RO, Yingkiong, ARO Office Tuting and ARO Office,
DEO takes stock of law and order
SEPPA, Mar 25: East Kameng DC cum DEO Tarin Dakpe called upon the administrative
officers, sector magistrates and police personnel to maintain congenial atmosphere
in their respective jurisdiction for smooth conduct of elections.
Addressing a coordination meeting on maintenance of law and order at his office chamber
here today, Dakpe briefed about the role of administrative officers and Sector magistrates
and also sought the daily report of law and order situation from them.
SP Apang Tamut said that house to house checking shall be carried out by police for
seizure of the arms of those persons who failed to deposit their arms and ammunition
on the given date i.e. on March 25. He further said if anybody found carrying illegal
items or materials during the election period would be booked under Sec.188 Cr.PC.
ADC, Taper Pada urged the Sector Magistrates and administrative officers to keep
a vigil as the movement of people during the polling day so as to do away with double
voting. EAC (Eln.) D. Lama also spokes on the occasion.
Training for BLO was conducted today at Kameng Hall, Seppa; Master trainer Takam
Nicholas, CO gave them training on EVM operations and other election related matter.
Prohibitory order: Meanwhile, District Magistrate Tarin Dakpe under Sec.144 Cr.PC
prohibited movement of people and vehicles within Seppa town from 10 pm to 4 pm with
immediate effect. However, officials/officers on election duty having valid election
duty card have been exempted from the purview of the prohibitory order. The patrolling
party, sector Magistrates/Executive Magistrates and flying squad were directed to
enforce the order. DIPRO
World TB Day observed in Tezu
TEZU, Mar 25: With the theme, ‘Reach the three million, find, treat and cure TB’,
the Lohit District Health Society, Tezu observed World Tuberculosis Day at Government
Upper Primary School, Khoraliang here on 24 March. The World TB Day celebration
was participated by students, teachers, public, senior citizens, Gaon Burah of Khoraliang
For awareness of TB DOTS posters were displayed and caps, T-shirts, sweet packets
were distributed to indoor TB Patients and all the participants of the programme.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Karrik Basar, District Medical Officer created awareness
on Tuberculosis and Revised TB Control Programme. He said that TB is curable disease
and relatives of the patient and patient should not panic about the disease and treatments.
He urged the villagers to help the medical department whole heartedly in its fight
Dr. UK Nath, District Programme Officer (RNTCP) explained on the management, aim,
objectives and achievements of the ongoing DOTS programme under RNTCP. He stressed
on the need of community participation in the programme to generate awareness among
the village people about Tuberculosis and its preventive measures. Johailum Tayang,
Goan Burah of Khoraliang village also expressed the need of community participation
for prevention of Tuberculosis and other diseases. DIPRO
Training of polling personnel held at Daporijo
DAPORIJO, Mar 25: The second and third phase of training of polling personnel for
the Lok Sabha and Legislative Assembly Elections 2014 for all officers and officials
of Daporijo, Giba and Chetam circles began here today at the Rijo Conference Hall
in presence of DEO Tahang Taggu and training observer T. Bui (DFO).
Speaking on the occasion Taggu enjoined all to perform the election duties entrusted
to them with sincerity and dedication and learn all the minute details so that no
mistakes are made. He reiterated that as the assigning of duties would be done through
randomization, so no excuses would be entertained from anyone except on serious medical
grounds. He added that the presiding and polling officers should be impartial in
imparting their duties and all should follow the Model Code of Conduct.
Handling of EVMs, detailed duties of presiding and polling officers, filling up of
election related forms, was taught by Master Trainers P Kalita, R P S Rawat, Dr.
B Paul, S B Singh and Rayom Lomdak. Meanwhile the Flying Squad and SST of Daporijo
seized an additional Rupees 1 Lakh on 23rd March 2014. DIPRO
Cash seizure fast approaching Rs. 1 cr. mark
ITANAGAR, Mar 25: With barely a fortnight to go for the election, ‘Illegal’ cash
seizure in the state is fast approaching the Rs. one crore mark.
Flying Squad (FS) and Static Sunreillance (SS) Teams today seized cash Rs.3,02,800,
one SBBL gun and large quantities of IMFL (750 ML)- 153 bottles, 375 ml- 45 bottles,
180 ML-155 bottles, beer (650 ml- 816 bottles), two local daos, one axe, flags, mufflers,
caps, posters, banners etc. of two main political parties, informed State Nodal Officer
on behalf of the Chief Electoral Officer.
With today’s seizure, the ‘illegal’ cash seized so far totalled Rs 91.35,800.
Illicit liquor seized
Aalo: The Flying Squad and SSTs are constantly on the hunt to control illegal flow
of cash, liquor and gifts that are likely to affect election process and voting behaviour.
The teams are scattered over various locations in the district to keep strict vigil
on such movement.
While conducting raid in Aalo today the team led by Murnya Kakki, Town Magistrate
seized ten cases of beer and illegal liquor from Aalo View and Wak Point. ROING:
Continuing with its efforts to check use of liquors during election, the Flying Squad
of Roing led by Sanjay Taram, Magistrate seized 6 IMFL bottles of 375 Ml, 6 Beer
bottles and 34 IMFL bottles of 180 ml. DIPROs
On the recommendation of the CEO, the state government has placed Byabang Tugu, Executive
Engineer, PWD, Chayangtajo under suspension with immediate effect for allegedly not
reporting for election duty, the state nodal officer informed.
Tirap Flying Squads seize huge quantity of liquor
KHONSA: During a surprise raids conducted by the Flying Squad of Tirap district led
by Magistrate T. Aran, Superintendent of Tax & Excise S. Wangpan along with Police
personnel and Tax & Excise officials seized a huge quantity of liquor from within
Khonsa Township. Seizure items included IMFL [750 ml] 130 bottles, IMFL [375 ml]
77 bottles, IMFL [180 ml] 66 bottles, Beer [650 ml] 11 bottles, Cane Beer [500 ml]
34 canes and Breezer 48 bottles. The DEO has appreciated the Flying Squad for carrying
out its duty effectively.
The ECI is very strict in implementing the various election model codes of conduct
during the campaigning till the end of the electoral processes to ensure peace and
rule of law. It is needless to add that use of liquor is rampant in Arunachal Pradesh
during any elections. In fact, drinking is considered as a culture in this part of
the country. But the ECI considers use of liquor during the entire electoral processes
as a punishable offence. There is no denying the fact that use of liquor by the voters
and the supporters of contesting candidates is the main cause of violence and the
ban imposed by the powerful ECI is a welcomed initiative.
A number of Flying Squads are operating in all the constituencies of Tirap and Longding
districts whose duty is to check and monitor the electoral malpractices perpetrated
by the political parties. It may be added that there are 7 Assembly Constituencies
in Tirap and Longding districts viz 54-Namsang, 55 Khonsa East, 56 Khonsa West, 57
Borduria-Bogapani, 58 Kanubari, 59 Longding-Pumao and 60 Pongchau-wakka. The General
Observer for these 7 Constitiuencies is JC Chudasama, IAS while Expenditure Observer
is Ram Mohan Tiwari, IRS. DIPRO
Maintain the spirit of democracy, observer urges pol parties
ITANAGAR, Mar 25: Election General Observer for 13-Itanagar, 14-Doimukh and 15-Sagalee
Shazad Shibli, convened a meeting with representatives of all political parties
here at DC’s Conference Hall, Yupia today to discuss the certain issues of election
Shazad Shibli, outlined the objective of the meeting and urged all stakeholders to
maintain spirit of democracy and help election process to complete successfully.
He also appealed to the parties to comply with guidelines of Election Commission
of India model code of conduct.
DC Capital Mige Kamki also urged the Political Parties to cooperate the administration
in successful conduct of ensuing simultaneous poll of Parliamentary and assembly
elections and refrain from violations of model code of conduct.
Representative of Naga People’s Front (NPF) requested the District Administration
to protect their supporters from any untoward incident since their party is first
time launching in the state. In this regard the District Administration of Papum
Pare, Yupia and Itanagar Capital Complex, has assured that every citizen will be
treated equally and protected equally before eye of the law and with a note that
they should not create unnecessary arguments and situation that could jeopardize
law and order. Kafa Bengia, working President PPA has agreed that they shall abide
by the rule.
SPs of Papum Pare and Capital Complex also urged the Parties to cooperate them in
maintaining law and order and assured that every possible security would be provided
to conduct free and fair election. The meeting was attended by Ashok Kumar, District
Election Officer, Papum Pare, SP Capital Seju P. Kuruvilla, SS Papum Pare Mari Riba
and representatives of Political Parties. DIPRO
AAPSU withdraws bandh call
ITANAGAR, Mar 25: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has withdrawn its
proposed 12-hr Capital Complex bandh on March 27 after a fruitful discussion with
RGU Vice Chancellor Tamo Mibang, Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi, DGP Satyendra Garg,
Commissioner (Home) Dharmendra Sharma, and Secretary (Planning) Sonam Chombay today.
“Since our all demands have been fulfilled, we have decided to withdraw our proposed
bandh call,” AAPSU general secretary Biru Nasi informed in a release.
The VC told that no examination would be scheduled between April four and 12, and
a notification to this effect has been issued by him, the AAPSU general secretary,
who had a discussion with the VC, informed in the release.
AAPSU threatened the bandh call with a demand that no examination be held between
April 6 and 12 so that students studying in various colleges and university in Arunachal
Pradesh can participate in the ensuing Assembly and Parliamentary elections.
Later, the AAPSU team headed by Nasi met the Chief Secretary, the DGP, the Commissioner
(Home) and Secretary (Planning) at the Chief Secretary’s office and raised several
issues concerning the people of the state, including safety and security of people
living in inter-state boundary, particularly Tarasso area.
Responding to the demands, the DGP assured that the two Companies of security forces
deployed in Tarasso would not be withdrawn while the Chief Secretary assured to depute
senior officers to visit Tarasso to know the ground reality from time to time.
The Chief Secretary further informed that adequate security forces have already been
dispatched to Longding. One Company out of the three deployed in Longding, would
be sent to Hasse Russa to prevent recurrence of incident that had occurred during
last Panchayat poll. The three also ruled out recurrence of any such incident this
The Chief Secretary also stated that they have been demanding for an independent
election observer for both Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. The DGP said he would raise
this issue on March 27 when he will be attending a conference with Assam Chief Secretary
and Police department and assured that the polling would be held peacefully, the
release added. .
Lohit all set for simultaneous elections
TEZU, Mar 25: The Lohit district is all geared up for the April 9 Lok Sabha and Assembly
elections. All the ground works for the simultaneous elections has been readied and
extra and fresh enforcements are being planned as per the needs by DEO Dr. B M Mishra
and SP T. Amo.
There will be extra enforcements in Tengapani and Tohangam area with establishment
of permanent police check posts, the DEO informed. Police Check points will not only
prevent supply and influx of illegal liquor, cash, arms and ammunitions, etc in Lohit
district, but it will also secure the three neighbouring districts, Anjaw, Lower
Dibang Valley and Dibang Valley to prevent the same, the DEO informed.
The police check posts at Tengapani and Tohanggam will be operational till the election
process gets over, the DEO said.
Flying Squads and Static Surveillance Teams will be deployed there round the clock.
The FST and SST are already engaged in patrolling all through out day and night.
In addition to this there are police nakas operational at various check gates across
The DEO Tezu conducted meeting at Tezu and Namsai personally and received vulnerability
mapping of polling stations and part areas. Accordingly polling arrangements are
being made. In more than 25 polling stations web cameras will be installed during
polling day and Video cameras on critical and sensitive polling stations will be
The total number of liquor and IMFL seized has reached 24,330 bottles- 2843 hard
drinks, 21447 beer and 40 bottle wine- costing around 25 lakhs. Total cash of Rs.
2,09800 and two bikes was also seized. 18 persons were bound down under section 107/116
of CrPC as preventive measure.
Strict vigilance is being maintained against distribution of bikes, CGI sheets and
Single window permission system for giving permissions to political parties to conduct
processions, rallies, etc has been established at DEO Office Tezu and ADC Office
The DEO will also conduct voter awareness SVEEP activities by distributing pamphlets,
posters etc for ethical voting and their participation in democracy freely and fairly
and to also instill confidence in the people’s mind to participate in election without
General Observer of the Lok Sabha also took meeting of the candidates to sensitize
them election expenditure and Model Code of Conduct. DIPRO
20 days long social service to thwart flood at Dotung river
ROING, Mar 25: When rest of the people of the state are busy in electioneering, the
flood prone people of Paglam circle has stand up to fight against the natural calamities
of flood and conducted a Social Service for 20 days at Dotung River from March 4
to 23. The social service was spearheaded by the Paglam Circle Intellectual Youth
Forum and carried out voluntarily for Dotung River Flood Division at Bees Camp Anpum
under the banner of Area Bachao Andolan. In their social service, the people has
temporarily diverted the river water of Dotung River to main water of Dibang river
by cutting water channel and making embankment with the help of machineries like
JCB, Tractors, etc. provided by the Private Companies like NHPC Ltd, Roing, Navayuga
Engineering Company and public leaders.
As the people inhabited villages as well as the WRC Fields, roads and buildings under
Paglam Circle often come under the threat of flood by Dotung River when the river
water increase and becomes turbulent during rainy seasons every year causing huge
loss of standing crops, granaries, domestic animals and houses even posing danger
to the human lives. The people felt that if no immediate flood protection measures
are taken in time, the whole area of Paglam Circle would be inundated and would be
no more one day as the river water of Dotung river is increasing and flowing towards
the area year by year.
The Paglam Circle Intellectual Youth Forum headed by Tailong Mili as its President
and Bormoson Pangging as its General Secretary expressed their gratitude to the NHPC
Ltd, Navayuga Engineering Company and to all those public leaders for their help
and support to make the social service successful. DIPRO
PASIGHAT, Mar 25: The East Siang DC-cum-DEO Nidhi Srivastava launched awareness campaign
early this morning followed by rally and mass pledge taking ceremony at the main
market Gandhi Chowk. Srivastava in her address appealed the voters to exercise their
rights fearlessly on April 9 next.
She said the right to vote is a basic right of all Indians but despite its importance,
many of us do not exercise our right. If we do not cast our vote, we give up the
chance to weigh who is our future leader. The DEO while informing that the district
is fully prepared to hold the simultaneous LA and LS polls stated that ‘Voting is
morally significant and perform it dutifully’. Abiding faith in democracy, we must
take pledge to uphold the democratic traditions of our country and the dignity of
free, fair and peaceful elections, and vote in every election fearlessly and without
being influenced by consideration of religion, race, caste, community, language
or any inducement, she added in her motivational speech. Later in the office complex,
she also administered the pledge which was enthusiastically participated by the officers
and staffs. Other highlights of the day were EVM demonstrations on road by Master
Trainers and teachers and students from various schools took out a rally calling
for maximum turnout in the forth coming elections.
Meanwhile, the scrutiny of nomination papers of five assembly constituencies submitted
to the DEO Nidhi Srivastava, has been completed in presence of the General Assembly
Election Observer H K Behera except the 39-Mebo assembly constituency. The nomination
of the BJP candidate from Mebo, Muk Pertin was objected by the INC candidate Lombo
Tayeng. Hence, scrutiny of nomination paper of Pertin has been adjourned till 1000
hrs of 26th March, 2014. According to official sources, nomination of INC (Substitute)
candidate Yatem Jamoh has been rejected. DIPRO
DEO, observers hold meeting with political parties
AALO, Mar 25: A meeting with all political parties was held under the chairmanship
of M K Sahoo, District Election Officer West Siang District at DC office here today.
The General Observer, Arun Kumar Singh, Lokesh Chandra and Expenditure Observer Pradip
Gurumurthy were also present on the occasion.
Outlining the need to follow model code of conduct, Sahoo said that all political
parties as well as govt. servants should work within ambit of ECI guideline and ignorance
of election law cannot be an excuse as all guidelines of the ECI have been circulated
to all in advance. Special awareness campaign at different locations has also been
completed. He also appealed all political parties to take permission for any road
show, political meeting with detail before 48 hrs.
The use of unauthorized posters, banners, defacement of public property and plying
of vehicle for election purpose without permission should be avoided. Administration
is overburdened with poll, men, materials and vehicular movements with limited resources
and cannot look into problems in the nook and corner unless the political parties
make self-restraints. They should keep confidence with the election machinery and
cooperate in the conduct of fair and free election and asked all political parties
to give their office address and changes effected from time to time so as to keep
them in touch.
The expenditure observer Pradip Gurumurthy insisted on giving expenditure of the
political parties on prescribe format on regular basis on rally, political meeting,
posters, banners and expenditure on print and electronic media. The registers of
the political will be inspected thrice, he said. The political parties too raised
their problems pertaining to extension of date for postal ballot, bank and cash transaction,
CHF organizes training on forest nursery techniques & management
ITANAGAR, Mar 25: The seven days training on ‘Forest Nursery Techniques and Management’
for personnel of Forest Department of the state concluded at College of Horticulture
& Forestry, Central Agricultural University, Pasighat today.
Attending the valedictory function today, Divisional Forest Officer, Pasighat Tabang
Jamoh explained the importance of modern nursery technology in forestry. He also
stressed on adoption of modern nursery techniques instead of using the old traditional
methods which is commonly used in forest departments. He hoped the training will
be helpful for the people of the region.
Chairing the function, Dr. A K Pandey, Dean of the college, highlighted about the
challenges faced by the forestry sectors in the region and how to overcome those
challenges by using modern techniques. He also discussed about the role of forests
in human’s life, their importance for conservation of natural environment and many
more intangible benefits.
Senior Professor Dr. SD Warade, Head, Department of Vegetable Science also addressed
All the faculty members, technical staff of the CHF, Pasighat were present in the
Association allege anomaly in stipend payment
ITANAGAR, Mar 25: Alleging anomaly in the disbursement of stipends for the students
of Govt. Middle School, Upper Nyapin in Kurung Kumey district, the All Arunachal
Pradesh Sarva Shiksha Assistant Teachers’ Association (AAPSSAATA) has appealed the
education department to set up enquiry committee to unearth the truth.
In a letter submitted to the education commissioner, it said that the students of
the said school were paid stipend for only two months whereas the department had
released stipend for seven months.
The students received only Rs 1200/-. From this, it can be imagined how much amount
is being misused in the entire Kurung Kumey district, it said further appealing the
commissioner for the payment of the remaining amount of the stipend.
Meanwhile, the association has also requested the chief secretary to regularize all
the assistant and junior teachers working under SSA citing the cabinet decision vide
order no. ED.2/649/2009 Dtd. 8th January’2103 which decided that 85 percent of the
vacant posts of ATs under directorate of elementary education will be filled from
serving SSA teachers only on the basis of year-wise, batch-wise seniority, without
Saying that the directorate of elementary education had recently advertised the post
of JT and AT for appointment, it urged the department to honour cabinet decision
for reservation of working SSA JT and AT in regularization process.
I feel honored taking this privilege, thanking NAAC (National Assessment Accreditation
Council) for accrediting JN College Pasighat Grade-A along with St. Mary College
of Shillong and Girls’ College of North Lakhimpur, Assam in their 66th executive
council meeting. In 2006, JNC was placed in Grade-B++, and it took lot of effort
to achieve the status of Grade-A.
Being one of the alumnus of this college, I have cherished moments of those 3 seasons
of my life in JN College Pasighat and I have wishes for JNC to achieve this heights
of glory in academic performance, infrastructure etc. Grade-A is an outstanding category
but it shouldn’t end there. To make JN College reach the unreached milestone still
many things are to done by GoAP, college fraternity, student community and the society.
All the faculty members have toiled hard but it needs greater responsibilities to
preserve what is achieved.
It is a known fact that this is the first college in the state which was established
in the year 1964. JN College had excelled in producing many aristocrats, technocrats,
bureaucrats, teachers and many leaders who are the epitome of Arunachal today. In
this rat race JN College played the role of a torch bearer in our society. Hence,
it is a call to all the citizens of Pasighat in particular and all the responsible
people of the state in general, to substantiate their adequate cares and efforts
to make JN College as one of the top rated college of our country. Whatever achieved
so far is excellent but we need more.
JN College having its academic/administrative building in the hilltop has managed
to seclude the institution from rest of the madding crowd. I wish Govt. of Arunachal
Pradesh may give autonomous status to JN College Pasighat. In such situation JN College
will be free to handle the internal management; in addition, important subjects like
Anthropology, Tribal Studies and Sociology may be a part of its syllabi.
An alumnus of JNC
Elect the best candidate
As we all know that whole country is getting ready for election and political temperature
is rising. I hope this coming session our innocent but powerful public elects right
candidates, who are not corrupt and does not desire for more money and high class
life. In my view, one should elect those candidates who are capable of leading citizens
to the rightful path. Leaders should know the need of poor citizens. They should
be down to earth, know the ground reality and should not extend favour on the basis
of caste, creed or kin.
One thing should be clear, we the public has also big role in making the politicians
corrupt. As the election fever is on full-swing, we the public should not ask for
cash or liquor in exchange of his/her most valuable vote. Well, some of us may say
that we don't but it’s the truth, just for some mere cash or liquor we do sell our
valuable vote. We must stop this habit because this is the reason why our politicians
becomes corrupt as after winning election they get busy in recovering the money he/she
has lost during campaigning.
So friends, let us vote and elect right candidate to represent our area but not on
the basis of caste, creed or kin nor on political party basis because whichever party’s
candidate wins, he/she will automatically join that political party which rules
at the centre as our state runs mostly on central government’s money.
Postal ballot and complicacy involved with it
Through the column of your esteem daily, I would like to express something related
to the procedure of Postal Ballot voting for polling officials which has not been
clearly understood by the District Election Officers (D.E.Os), Returning Officers
(R.Os) and their subordinates of Capital Complex and Papum Pare district. On the
training days, they suggested that all Polling Officials (P.Os) to go to their respective
constituencies where their (Polling Officials) names are enlisted in voter list and
apply for postal ballot to the D.E.Os of those constituencies. They even suggest
the POs (Presiding Officer, Polling Officers and grade IV staff)to go to their respective
constituencies in advance and cast their vote there and return back to the capital
complex before 7th April’ 2014 to perform election duty. And some, on behalf of the
Chief Electoral Officer inform the POs to wait for another 3 to 4 days to get clarify
regarding postal ballot procedure.
But contrary to these, the instruction given by the Election Commission of India
vide order No. 52/2008/J.S.II, Dated 21st October, 2008 suggests a different but
easy procedure for postal ballot for POs and others. In the given instruction for
postal ballot, the responsibilities and paper works of DEOs/ROs are no doubt more,
but to avoid these responsibilities, they should not misguide the POs or suggest
them complicated procedure for postal ballot. I request all the D.E.Os, R.Os and
their subordinates of Capital Complex and Papum Pare districts to download the pdf
format document from this link; http://eci.nic.in/eci_main/CurrentElections/ECI_Instructions/ins_211008.pdf
and please, understand the postal ballot voting procedure which is clearly mentioned
in page no.3 to 5 for polling officials.
Not paid sufficient compensation
Even without paying sufficient compensation amount for my land (Area -400 x 40 Mtr),
Paddy Filed (Area -300 x 44 Mtr) and natural forest & fish pond at Taoso village
in Pakke Kessang under East Kameng district, the authority has taken over it for
construction of Trans Arunachal Highway (TAH). Earlier, I requested Deputy Commissioner,
East Kameng District, to process the matter for release of proper land compensation
amount, but till date administration has not taken any suitable action. It is to
be mentioned that my land is certified and selected beneficiary of Rubber Plantation
Scheme under Chief Ministers Mission Mode Project’2013-14 ( Area -630 x 630 Mtr)
by the Rubber Board Of India.
Earlier also I rejected the compensation amount offered by the administration as
it is much lower than the actual value of my land. In this connection I request authority
concern to kindly look into the matter and give rightful compensation to me for losing
huge tract of properties for construction of Trans-Arunachal highway.
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
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All eyes on Varanasi
Varanasi is the BJP’s stronghold since 1991, barring a Congress win in 2004. Murli
Manohar Joshi had wrested back the seat in 2009 defeating BSP’s Mukhtar Ansari. This
time, all eyes are on this temple town after BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra
Modi chose to contest from Varanasi. Moreover, with the announcement of AAP leader
Arvind Kejriwal to fight against Modi in Varanasi, the ballot box battle took an
interest turn. With nearly 16 lakh voters, the holy city has an 18 per cent Muslim
population. Kejriwal has his share of admirers too in the city.
While addressing a rally at temple town, Kejriwal, former Delhi chief minister, said
"I want to ask you whether I should contest from Varanasi against Narendra Modi.
I am ready to accept this challenge… why do I want to contest from Varanasi, it is
because at a time when leaders look for safe seats to fight elections, I take on
them to defeat them." At the same time, Arvind Kejriwal also announced his decision
to take on Narendra Modi in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in this temple city
while appealing for support to defeat the BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate. AAP
had held referendums on several issues in the past as well, including on the decision
to go political and form the party.
It is good to see that democracy taking its roots in young mind. It is also hoped
that a political party will have strong vision with concrete plan and policy to run
the country. Mere fighting elections only to defeat the opponents will hold no water
in the long run. However, only voters will decide which party will take the rein.