ITANAGAR, Mar 25: ZPM, Nyapin Zila segment informed that three houses were gutted
down to ashes by a devastating fire that broke out at Gyamar village on March 23.
ZPM Gyamar Deriang while informing that nothing could be saved from the fire, called
on the ADC Nyapin Circle and local MLA who is also the Parliamentary Secretary Education
and IPR Bamang Felix to help the fire victims.
Meanwhile, Gyamar Welfare Society has extended relief materials to the fire victims.
TAH may disrupt power supply in Seppa
ITANAGAR, Mar 25: East Kameng District headquarters is getting uninterrupted power
supply following the restoration of Pacha micro hydel station, this was informed
by the Executive Engineer of Seppa Electrical Division here today. The department
however alerted that 24 hours continuous power supply may be disrupted by ongoing
formation cutting of Trans-Arunachal Highway between Khuppi and Palizi. It said that
felling of trees by the executing agency periodically snaps the power line.
ITANAGAR, Mar 25: The Manipuri community living in Itanagar have observed Sajibu
Cheiraoba’ the Manipuri New Year on a colourful note at Nikum Niya Hall Nirjuli
on March 22. The function was presided by Manipuri Welfare Society of Arunachal Pradesh
President S Deven Sharma and Program organizing Chairman Ng Manglemjao Singh. Apart
from the colourful cultural programe, martial arts were also displayed to mark the
APUAP Act comes into effect from Jan 26
ITANAGAR, Mar 25: The Arunachal Pradesh Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 2014
(APUAPA) has come into effect from 26th January, 2015. Under Section (3) (1) of the
Act, the State Government or any officer of the State Government not below the rank
of a Secretary of the State Government or a District Magistrate has been empowered
to make order to detain a person associated with unlawful activities with a view
to preventing him from acting in any manner prejudicial to the security of the state,
or maintenance of Public Order or maintenance of daily supplies and services essential
to the public, according to an official release.
Under Section (2) (xii) of the Act, “Unlawful Activities” means acting in such a
manner so as to cause or likely to cause directly or indirectly, ny feeling of insecurity,
danger or fear among the general public or any section thereof or any danger to the
safety of individuals, safety of public, public health or the ecological system or
disruption of daily supplies and essential services to public or any loss or damage
to public exchequer or to any public or private property or enforce on general public
activities declared as illegal by the State Government or prohibited by State Government
under Section 144 of CrPc or any other order for the time being in force such as
Bandh through intimidation or psychological fear or threat and causing actual damage
to public or private property, the release added.
Operational plan prepared to tackle Swine flu
ITANAGAR, Mar 25: An operational plan was prepared as preventive measures to manage
endemic of influenza ‘A’ (Swine Flu) in a meeting held at DC office, Seppa on March
Dr. K Gyadi, Hospital Superintendent, through power-point presentation dwelt at length
on Swine Flu and also role of hospital. He also briefed on Do’s and Don’ts as a ways
to remain safe from Swine Flu. The contingency plan included repair response team
under LDPS, Surveillance, Screening, Isolation ward, stock piling of drugs & equipments,
laboratory confirmation of cases, IEC and vaccination.
Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Kumar Singh wrapped up the resolutions of the meeting
which included complete ban on selling of local pork till 15th April 2015. Also do’s
and don’ts along with photograph and symptoms will be circulated to all the schools.
Social service organized
ITANAGAR, Mar 25: The PHE and WS department Yingkiong Division in coordination with
shopkeepers of Yingkiong market organized a social service as part of National Rural
Drinking Water and Sanitation Awareness week on 17 March last. The shopkeepers, PHE&WS
staff cleaned the drains and sewerage of both the lower and upper market on the occasion.
Students demand subject teachers
ITANAGAR, Mar 25: All Tirap District Students’ Union (ATDSU), in a release, informed
that the Director of Secondary Education (DSE) has assured to post English and Economics
teachers at Govt. Higher Sec. School, Khonsa as soon as possible. The assurance was
given when a team of ATDSU submitted a memorandum requesting the DSE to post teachers
for the two subjects.
ATDSU in a release informed that the students of class X and XII are appearing the
Board examinations without subject teachers since last two years. The students union
had been demanding for posting of teachers from the very beginning but their demand
always fell on deaf ears, the students union alleged.
AAPLU seeks resumption of electricity and water supply
ITANAGAR, Mar 25: All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union (AAPLU) claimed that Sanitary
Bachelor Barrack at Nirjuli is not getting electricity following the rejection by
the power department to provide electricity till the pending bill is cleared. In
its representation to the Director, Urban Development Department, AAPLU clarified
that bill remains pending as the former inmates could not pay it due to non-receipt
of bill in any individual’s name and not incurred by present occupants. Therefore,
the department cannot deprive electricity to the families who are currently living
in the barrack, it said.
The union also requested the department to provide water supply to the barrack saying
that the families have to fetch water from long distance. It further demanded for
the enhancement of labour salary.
If financial status is sound then pay contractors’ pending bills: AACWA
ITANAGAR, Mar 25: All Arunachal Contractor’s Welfare Association (AACWA) has sought
clarification from State Government on its financial status as numerous bills of
contractors have not been cleared even though works were completed many years ago.
“If the state’s financial position is sound as claimed by the Chief Minister then
why are not the contractors’ pending bills cleared,” AACWA questioned.
The contractors association also described the financial problems faced by petty
and marginalized contractors due to non-payment of their pending bills for years.
Bridge construction in full swing
SEPPA, Mar 25: The construction works of Seba Bridge over Pappu River is going on
in full swing and it is expected to be completed in May. The fabrication work has
already started while the installation of the bridge will be started from April 15,
informed MVS Venkat Rao of Sushee Company, adding that the bridge will be opened
for public use on May 15. DIPRO
Tea growers’ training
SEPPA, Mar 25: Awareness cum training programme for tea growers of East Kameng district
under “Chief Minister’s Mission Mode Project of Tea Cultivation” was held at District
Agriculture Office, Seppa today.
The training mainly focused on benefits and scopes of tea cultivation, pest management
and disease control.
T Dodum, ADO, in-charge, Rubber & Tea cultivation, East Kameng district made presentation
on various tea cultivation practices through PowerPoint while ADO H. Yabyang highlighted
about disease control and pest management of tea.
J.U.Bahar, ADO, (HQ) told the beneficiaries about the contour and terracing in tea
Trainees were provided with handouts on tea cultivation containing dos and don’ts
in pest and disease control and manuring schedule in tea gardens. DIPRO
Singh proposes economic solution to the Sino-India border disputes
ITANAGAR, Mar 25: Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh today sought an
economic solution to the Sino-India border disputes.
Speaking at the seminar on “Voices from Arunachal: India-China Border Problem and
related Arunachal Folklore’ at Rajiv Gandhi University, the former army general said
that "China has gone on a progressive path which gives it negotiating strength" over
other countries. Singh said that India is selective in its engagement with the international
community which is ultimately harmful.
"In the United Nations, each member state has one vote", he said.
Calling for improvement of infrastructure at the border areas, he also said "we need
to remain vigilant". He also propagated that trade barriers need to be relooked "so
that cheaper goods from across the border do not sideline Indian goods".
"China has become a manufacturing hub which far surpasses ours", Singh said adding
that "it is able to engage with countries in a different manner". The minister attributed
China's economic rise to advanced planning and state support. He further said that
a trait of Chinese manufacturing is an "almost bonded labour" system.
Singh was also critical in his speech over the longstanding delays in resolving the
border dispute despite the two countries engaging in trade more actively.
"Questions over our relationship are raised by the boundary issue", he said and questioned
"why has China settled similar issues with Myanmar but not India".
Physical and psychological distance hinder research: Tuki
ITANAGAR, Mar 25: Because of physical and psychological distance, the indigenous
folklores, customs and traditions have remained elusive to study and research, said
the Chief Minister Nabam Tuki while addressing a seminar on ‘Voices from Arunachal:
India-China Border Problem and related Arunachal Folklore’ at Rajiv Gandhi University,
Rono Hills today.
I would attribute the communication bottleneck for the harsh geographical terrains
as the major hurdles for which these important aspects of ours remained unstudied
and undocumented, he added. He said that some vital work has been documented by
researchers such as Heimendorf.
The CM said that the state has taken a major leap in terms of communication. With
roads and tele-communication reaching far flung interior villages, it has now become
very easy for the researchers, scholars and enthusiasts to study and document the
rich unexplored treasured folklores of distinct communities and tribes of Arunachal
Pradesh which is in abundance, he added.
In a bid to improve the research work and to preserve the ancient records, the state
has started digitization of old records, the CM said adding “We are paying special
attention towards maintaining Archives which I believe would benefit the researchers
and scholars to a great extent.”
The development policy of Government of India towards Arunachal Pradesh was with
a sense of caution till recently. However, announcement of PM’s economic package
of about Rs. 33000 Cr in the year 2008 by the then Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh,
changed the face of developmental trajectory of Arunachal Pradesh. Communications
like roads, railways, air and tele-communication have been given priority and infrastructure
development is holistically taken up, the Chief Minister added.
Terming the people of the state fiercely patriotic, the Chief Minister said Arunachal
Pradesh stands tall along the eastern borders as the sentinel of our great nation.
The two-day seminar is being organized by Research Centre for Eastern and North Eastern
Regional Studies (CENERS-K), Kolkata in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi University
and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute for Asian Studies, Kolkata.
Candle light march for Thatal continues
Orgs demand prompt investigation
ITANAGAR, Mar 25: Family, friends and well-wishers of the deceased lecturer Dilip
Thatal took out a candle-light march from Police Colony (Vivek Vihar) to Tennis Court
IG Park this evening, demanding the authority to nab the culprit involved in the
mysterious death. Dilip Thatal, a political science lecturer of Don Bosco College,
Jullang, had gone missing on Sunday. His body was found at Chiputa near Doimukh on
Meanwhile, the Arunachal Law Students’ Union (ALSU) today demanded prompt and transparent
investigation into the mysterious death of Dilip Thatal, a political science lecturer
of Don Bosco College, Jullang.
Expressing deep shock over the death of the lecturer, the ALSU said that those responsible
for the heinous crime should be booked immediately. Death of such young and energetic
nation builder that too in a mysterious condition is highly deplorable and it puts
a big question mark on the law and order situation of the state, ALSU said. The
union also conveyed deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family.
All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) also called upon the authorities concerned to
look into the mysterious death case seriously and nab the culprits involved in
the crime for justice to the bereaved family of Late Dilip Thatal.
Expressing concern over the unlawful activities, the ANYA also urged the home minister
to strictly deal with rising criminal activities.
Archer Genung shines in Jr Asia Cup
ITANAGAR, Mar 25: Representing India, State’s promising archer Genung Tekseng won
one Silver and Bronze medals in the just concluded 2nd Junior Asia Cup Archery competition
held at Bangkok, Thailand from March 17 to 21.
She won the Silver medal in Compound Team Event and Bronze in Team Series Event.
Philippine defeated India by slender margin of one points (224-223) in the final
to win the gold.
Currently Genung is attending a national camp at Sonitpur, Haryana. She is taking
part in the Tata National Ranking Archery Tournament (Stage-II) beginning today in
New Delhi. She will also attend the selection trial to be held in April next at New
Delhi for the upcoming Junior Youth World Championship to be held at United State
Meanwhile, Arunachal Archery Association Secretary Tadar Appa, Coach Kh. Ekashini
Devi congratulated Genung for her brilliant performance and wished her all the best
for the ensuing competitions.
DC asks BSNL to improve services in Tawang
ITANAGAR, Mar 25: Tawang Deputy Commissioner Abhishek Dev has asked the BSNL officials
of Tawang district to improve its mobile service in the strategically important district.
Tawang district is not only situated at a strategically very important location frequently
visited by VVIPs but also centre of attraction for the domestic as well as foreign
tourists, the DC said while expressing his strong resentment over poor networking
of the India’s largest mobile service provider in the district in a meeting with
BSNL officials of the district.
The DC also asked the BSNL authority to set up counters at circle or sub-division
level whichever is convenient for easy payment of bills for which he assured BSNL
of all possible help from district administration.
It was also brought to the notice of the officials of BSNL that bills of both landline
and mobile are not dispatched properly or bills are not received by the consumer
at all and further added that a user from Zemithang or any other part of the district
has to travel all the way to the district Hqs just to pay mobile bill causing huge
harassment to the general public.
The DC directed the BSNL officials to give in writing all the constraints being faced
by them in providing good and satisfactory service to the customers so that the matter
can be taken up with appropriate level by him.
The meeting was attended by Tawang ZPC Jambey Tsering, YUVA president Tsetan Chombey,
DFO, Tawang Pradeep Wahule, and other officials of the district.
BSNL, Tawang Exchange was represented by JTO [I/C SDOT].
Governor mourns death of Tashi Khandu
ITANAGAR, March 25: The Governor of Arunachal, Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Nirbhay Sharma has
expressed shock and grief over the demise of former Member of Legislative Assembly
from Tawang Tashi Khandu.
“He was one of the pioneers of the State. The people of the State will always remember
his immense contribution”, the Governor said in a condolence message.
“In this hour of grief, my wife Jyotsna and I join the people of Arunachal Pradesh
in extending solidarity with the bereaved family members and pray for the eternal
peace of the departed soul. We must take solace that the soul is immortal,” the governor
Meanwhile, Tourism and UD Minister Pema Khandu along with Tsering Tashi, MLA Tawang
visited the residence of Late Tashi Khandu to pay their last respect.
“He is the true social worker who spent his entire life in the villages to work
for the benefit of downtrodden. In him we have lost a father figure, a great leader
and an epitome of simple living high thinking”, Pema said.
Late Tashi Khandu is survived by four children. The last rite of Late Tashi Khandu
is scheduled on March 27 next in accordance with Monpa Buddhist custom.
PPA calls for study on new Mines Act
ITANAGAR, Mar 25: The People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) requested the state government
to make a rational study on new Mines Act 2015 enacted by the NDA Government.
The Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh needs to make a rational study as to how the new Mines
Act will empower the mining states, particularly Arunachal in terms of providing
them revenue and using part of the profits for local and tribal welfare, said PPA
general secretary Kaling Jerang in a party meeting on the new Mines Act.
“The proposed legislation calls for the setting up of a District Mineral Foundation
where mining takes place to address the grievances of the people affected by mining,
the PPA general secretary said. He also requested the State government to make a
study on the importance and the role to be played by National Mineral Exploration
Trust appointed by the Central Government in state’s interest.
“The new Act will call State Governments for granting mining leases and prospecting
license-cum-mining leases for notified and other minerals, with the Central Government's
approval which will prescribe the terms and conditions for selection of bidders and
also the procedure for auction. The biggest cause of worry, however, is the state’s
inability to enact its own comprehensive mining laws since the state doesn't have
the ownership rights over the natural resources because of the wrong placement of
the state under Article-371 H.
This is the prime reason that is why the indigenous people of the state in spite
of being the stake holders of the various hydropower projects have to remain mute
spectators during signing of various MOUs/MOAs against the various projects,” Jerang
“Unless a serious claim is made by the people of the state for ownership rights over
our own resources, including mines and minerals, the state has to carry out the routine
dictated terms and conditions from New Delhi without the involvement of the prime
stake holders, Jerang added.
War of words erupts between ANSU-NES
ITANAGAR, Mar 25: The war of words has erupted between All Nyishi Students’ Union
(ANSU) and Nyishi Elite Society (NES) with ANSU seeking explanation from NES for
terming the proposed 12 hour bandh on March 26 as ‘illogical’.
While denouncing the proposed 12-hour ANSU capital bandh on March 26 as illogical,
the NES in a press statement earlier had said that it ‘does not endorse the bandh
The ANSU wanted to know why the NES termed Union’s decision illogical and ‘interfering
between ANSU and Govt.’ ANSU president Byabang Joram said that it is an independently
elected body, therefore, the Union does not require endorsement from NES to take
up issues for the welfare of people of state in general and Nyishi community in particular.
Giving point to point reply to the NES statement, the ANSU further said that “80
per cent of populations residing in capital complex are Nyishis and most of them
are living below poverty line without regular income”. This pre-paid metering system
would mostly affect our people, the Union said.
Alleging that the NES is acting like spokesperson of Congress led state Govt, ANSU
said “let Govt clarify on the issue, not NES”.
Students & business community meet
ROING, Mar 25: A meeting between the AIMSU and the Bazaar community was held at the
Rehko Hall here today, with the objective of creating coordination between the student
body and the business community.
Almost all traders who attended the meeting put forth their grievances regarding
the unauthorized donations, extortion by people, unwanted calendar sales, and scores
of lottery and housie tickets being sold forcibly in the name of various unions.
The AIMSU assured the Bazaar community that they will try their utmost reign to put
an end to all such unwanted and non business friendly elements.
They also assured of a completely business friendly atmosphere conducive for the
betterment of the Business/bazaar community, from the union's side.
President AIMSU Asomi Linggi said, "We assure that anybody found extorting money
will be handed over straight to the authority to be dealt with strictly, according
to the law".
The Bazaar community later expressed their willingness to help AIMSU, as long as
their work is for genuine social and developmental issues, but within a permissible
Police arrest 3 in woman’s death case in Pasighat
PASIGHAT, Mar 25: Pasighat Police last night arrested three people in connection
with the death of a 23-year woman, who was found dead on National Highway-52 in a
The arrested have been identified as Tony Tatin (40), the driver of the Tata Mobile
van in which the deceased was travelling, along with Arayan Chetry (30) and Tamang
The arrest come after various local orgaizations and women staged series of protests
demanding immediate arrest of the accused persons.
Police report reveals that deceased Bunu Rawat along with her co-workers (labourer)
were being dropped back from their work place by a Tata Mobile pick-up on March 14
evening by the arrested persons. But, she was not dropped in her usual place and
went missing under mysterious circumstance. The family who were anxiously searching
for her later recovered her lifeless body at the highway.
Police today produced the trio before the judicial magistrate at Pasighat and the
court following plea of the investing officer sent them to seven-day police custody.
Police had earlier arrested the prime accused, but he managed to get bail. The police
also picked up some of his associates for interrogation.
Workshop on Mission Indradhanush
SEPPA, Mar 25: The District Health Society, East Kameng conducted a workshop on just
launched Mission Indradhanush - the project which aims to cover all children who
are either unvaccinated or are partially vaccinated against seven vaccine preventable
diseases by 2020.
Stating that the district had a very low performance record in routine child immunization,
DRCHO Dr. K Lapung informed that the Government of India has directed for launching
of Mission Indradhanush campaign from April to July this year for immunization of
all unvaccinated children of age 0-2 years against seven vaccine preventable diseases.
He sought support of all stake holders, including civil societies, public leaders
for creating awareness regarding the importance of immunizing children fully.
The technical session of the workshop was conducted by Dr. Tage Taka Surveillence
Medical Officer (SMO).
The workshop was attended Medical Supdt. DH Seppa, District ASHA Nodal officer, medical
officers of various blocks, CHCs and PHCs, DPMSU staff, BCMs, LHV EPI section of
DH and ANMs from PHCs. DIPRO
Consumers made aware of their duty, responsibilities
ITANAGAR, Mar 25: The Department of Legal Metrology and Consumer Affairs, East Siang
organized a day-long consumer awareness programme with theme “Jago Grahak Jago” on
consumer rights and their duty and responsibilities as enshrined in the Consumer
Protection Act at the conference hall of Nari ADC.
Highlighting the importance of consumer awareness and knowledge about various products
and services in view of the aggressive marketing techniques to lure customers, Additional
Deputy Commissioner Moki Loyi said that customers are often puzzled when they have
to choose the right products from many available. In such a situation, the consumers
need proper guidance and education; he said and hoped the campaign organized by the
department will be helpful to common consumer particularly the rural people and women
group. People should avail this opportunity to gain practical knowledge to protect
themselves from unfair trade practices, he advised.
Consumer should be very careful while buying their day to day requirements and ensure
that they get right quantity, desired quality and the products are safe to use, the
He exhorted the public to become a responsible consumer by protecting themselves
from unscrupulous sellers and to avail the services of District Forum, a consumer
court that exists in all the districts headquarters for redress of their grievances.
Earlier, KP Tago, Assistant Controller cum DCPO, Department of Legal Metrology &
Consumer Affairs, East Siang said that though the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 was
implemented in the state in 1987 by setting up of consumer courts both in district
and State level, number of consumer complaints registered in these courts are found
to be very less as compared to other States which may be due to lack of consumers
awareness. He also stressed the need of voluntary organizations in every place to
speed up consumer movement in the State.
He asked people to learn as much tips as they could from the product demonstrations
so that they could protect themselves from fraudster instead of waiting for the enforcement
department to initiate action.
The programme was also attended by HoD, PRI members, Gaon Buras, traders and students.
World TB Day observed
ITANAGAR, Mar 25: Along with the rest of the world, the World TB Day 2015 was observed
by the Papum Pare District Health Society (RNTCP) at Seminar Hall, Arunachal State
Hospital, Naharlagun in a befitting manner yesterday.
The World TB Day is observed every year on 24th March to commemorate the discovery
of Tubercle Bacilli by Sir Robert Heinrich Herman Koch in 1882. Therefore, the Tuberculosis
(TB) is also called Koch’s disease which was name after Sir Robert Heinrich Herman
The programme include a seminar on Tuberculosis and presentation of RNTCP district
profile by Dr. P D Thongchi, DTO, Naharlagun and sharing of personal experience by
cured TB patients and under treatment patients.
Speaking on the occasion, Papum Pare deputy commissioner Tai Kaye requested the public
to co-operate with health workers in their fight against Tuberculosis and make the
whole country in general and Papum Pare in particular free from TB. He also appreciated
the dedicated services of doctors and other health staff despite many difficulties.
Dr. R D Khrime, CMS, Arunachal State Hospital in speech said that TB was once untreatable
disease, but now it becomes treatable after invention of good anti-TB drugs like
Rifampicine and Isonizide. TB is very much treatable if detected earlier, he said
while adding that irregular treatment is one of the causes for development of complexity
in effective treatment.
The programme was attended among others by Medical Superintendent, Deputy Medical
Superintendent, doctors, nurses, staff of Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun and
nursing students of Arunachal State Nursing School, Naharlagun.
At Koloriang, the Kurung Kumey District TB Centre observed the World TB Day at district
Speaking on the occasion, MO-TC/ DTO in-charge, Dr. Khoda Doi explained about the
Govt initiative to eradicate TB from the state and called upon the people to cooperate
for timely diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Dr. Khoda Doi, MO-TC also explained
about the killer disease TB and its treatment. Total achievement of RNTCP programme
in the district from its establishment till date was presented by Riya Kani, Senior
Treatment Supervisor (STS), DTC, Koloriang. Anchal Samiti Chairperson, Upper Koloriang,
Riya Yagu also spoke on the occasion. She emphasized on the role of ASHAs in RNTCP
In his concluding address Dr. Bom Tuluk, District Surveillance Officer -cum- Medical
Superintendent, District Hospital Koloriang also requested people to cooperate in
the RNTCP programme to eradicate the TB from the root.
A play titled “Pura Course Pakka Ilaaj” was staged and organized by the DTC staff
on treatment and cure of TB.
Among others, District RCH Officer, public leaders, ASHAs and public of Koloriang
were present on the occasion.
The World TB Day was observed in a befitting manner on Tuesday under the theme “Reach,
Treat, Cure everyone” at General Hospital Pasighat and Ayeng village in East Siang.
The program started with a TB awareness rally participated by the ANM trainees,
DTC staff and ABU (NGO) Pasighat. The rally was flagged off by Dr. Y. R. Darang,
Medical Superintendent, General Hospital Pasighat. Prior to the TB awareness rally
Dr Y. Perme, DTO cum Programme Officer Pasighat dwelt in detail about TB - its causes
and treatment. He appealed to all to come for investigation and consult doctors whenever
any symptoms appear immediately. He also informed that the whole world is coming
together to fight the dreaded disease.
Another TB awareness rally was undertaken at Ayeng village which was organized by
The Women Self Help Group of Ayeng village. They expressed their readiness to co-operate
with the department and fight against TB for total elimination from their area. (DIPRO)
Food business operators asked to maintain cleanliness
KHONSA, Mar 25: Tirap Deputy Commissioner has asked all food business operators in
the district to maintain general hygienic and sanitary practice as instructed in
Food Safety and Standards Rules 2011 from next month.
Chairing a meeting on Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 here today, the Deputy
Commissioner asked all food business operators in Tirap to get themselves registered
with the department concerned since obtaining licenses and registration to run such
business in mandatory under the Act.
Earlier, DMO Dr K. Perme briefed on Food Safety and Standards Act.
The meeting also decided to conduct a sensitization meeting of the FSS Rules, 2011
for all meat, fish and petty food vendors on April one.
Issues on ante-mortem and post-mortem of animals by qualified veterinarians, training
of butchers, slaughter house etc. was also taken up during the meeting.
The meeting was attended by ZPC, DMO, DVO, DAO, DUDA, Bazaar president and secretary
and other line departments. DIPRO
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to express my grievances towards the Bucho
Royal Enfield, regarding their service, behaviour of staff, facilities and unavailability
On 11 March 2015, while I was coming from Itanagar, unfortunately my clutch cable
was broken in Papu nallah. And I was due for free servicing.
From there, I pushed the bike, which was very heavy, up to the dealer.
When I reached the dealer and asked for clutch cable, they said that there was none.
When I complained that such a small and necessary part should be available, they
did not respond well. This type of staff behaviour brings a bad reputation and they
should know how to behave with customers.
My grievance against them is that servicing is finished within ten to fifteen minutes
and their mechanics are not well experienced. Secondly, the important parts are never
available. Being an authorized dealer, the parts should be available. Thirdly, the
wash centre does not have a lifter or vacuum cleaning facilities.
After speaking with them, I entered the servicing room where I saw “CUSTOMER IS OUR
GOD” sign board. I told them to take it off because according to the sign board,
the staffs are god not the customers.
Business needs customer and if a customer face problem like above mentioned, than
business houses are not interested in the work, they only want to make money. And
being a customer, it is my right to express my view and problems.
The consumer protection act 1986 is already in place so I appeal and request the
customers, Arunachal Bullet Club and the owner of the showroom to look into the matter.
It is my request to state and district consumer disputes redressal forum to look
into this matter urgently and seriously.
The electricity consumer belonging to Kelek Mirbuk Village, P.O / P.S Pasighat East
Siang wish to inform you that there is frequent power failure in our village and
sometimes for days together. We have been complaining about it for many days now
but there is no result. It fails us regularly. Sometimes, even when there is power,
the voltage is so low that our fans do not move and TV, mobile are not charged. It
puts us into great difficulty. Now our students are facing their board exams and
college students will also write their examination in the upcoming months so they
are the worse sufferers.
So, through yours paper, I request the authorities to kindly take early steps to
check this problems.
A resident of Kelek Mirbuk, Pasighat
This is in connection with the APPSCCE Mains GS Paper II alleged leakage and the
views expressed by many in this regard. The incident was in fact a very disheartening
one; there cannot be appropriate words to describe the pain and agony meted upon
the aspirants. Certainly necessary action of appropriate magnitude must be taken
on the actual offenders. Many Inquiries, investigations are there which have brought
out some faults, some loopholes in general practice of the commission defying all
set norms and guidelines. Therefore it is correct up to some extent to call SIT action
till date as an eye wash. Because the investigation till date reveals that the Re-use/
Re-print of 2011 paper was the actual fault and the people responsible for it should
be held as the main culprits and action taken accordingly. If steps are taken in
that direction few accused staffs detained till date may be divided into actually
involved and wrongly suspected ones. So let's not hurriedly term anyone as a culprit.
Matter should not stop with punishment of actual culprits; rather there should be
intensive reforms and facilitation of APPSC Itanagar. Else many such fiasco ruining
lives of thousands of aspirants will recur in future.
A Concerned Citizen
IPR Department dismisses the allegation of wrong reporting as claimed by one faculty
of KGBV in Mar-23 edition of Arunachal Times.
The KGBV faculty has appealed the readers “Not to believe in every word that is printed”
because it was allegedly reported blindly by the IPR department of East Siang District.
The allegation is baseless. Being eyes, ears and mouth of the government, we only
publish testified and verified report(s).
On March-18, the Parliamentary Secretary for Education and IPR Bamang Felix along
DDSE, Chief Councillor (PMC), SSA Coordinator, PD (RMSA), DIPRO and officers of education
department visited several schools in Pasighat. After leaving Pasighat, Felix on
way to Itanagar visited KGBV Rayang and had intimated that there was no teacher in
the school and the Accountant of the school presented the details of the school.
The PS expressing his dismay directed the DDSE to summon the coordinator to report
to him immediately at Itanagar. Notably, the coordinator immediately rushed to Itanagar
to meet the PS. Therefore, if PS’s comment is unjustified, they should clear their
doubts there instead of blaming IPR department in news papers.
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Congress harming itself
The recent report about internal wrangling in Congress party which was reported in
a national daily has been completely denied by Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee
(APCC). Just few days after the report surfaced, on Monday Congress Legislature Party
meeting was held at Chief Minister’s office which was attended by all the party legislators.
Party termed the report as an act with intent to create confusion among the people
of state. Party also resolved to take legal action against those involved in spreading
rumour using mass and social media.
Though Congress managed to douse of fire for now, the report of dissidence among
its legislators keep surfacing in social media. The news about “Dissidence movement
among Congress MLAs” has become the favourite topic of discussion for the people
of Arunachal. Rumours keep flying about the dissidence movement. There is no doubt
that these rumours definitely comes out from within Congress party only. The party
has to understand that such situation is deeply hurting their image. Also it leads
to creation of an ‘instability’ situation in the state. Ever since BJP came to power
at centre, the Congress government of Arunachal has not been able to concentrate
on governance. It seems like present government is concentrating only in saving their
chair and are not able to give time for governance.