March 26

3 houses burnt

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.


Sajibu Cheiraoba

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 occasion.


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 23 last.

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. (DIPRO)


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. (DIPRO)


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 cultivation.

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


News Impact

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 March 23.

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 of America.

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 added.

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 opined.

“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 call.’

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 budget.



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 mysterious circumstance.

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 Baje (50).

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 DC said.

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 Koch.

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 hospital today.

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 programme.

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



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Services need to improve

Dear Editor,

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 of parts.

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.


Bengia Toking


Power failure

Dear Editor,

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


APPSCCE fiasco

Dear Editor,

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



Wrong allegation

Dear Editor,

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.


DIPRO, Pasighat





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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.