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AAPSU to take Chakma issue to National Human Rights Commission

Taba Ajum

MIAO, May 23: In an attempt to unveil the nefarious objective of the Chakma refugee’s that has maligned the reputation of the state government and the tribal people in the national and international arena, the state’s apex student body All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union  led by Chakma Refugee Issue Chairman cum Spokesperson Tobom Dai, Vice-president(protocol) AAPSU Nabam Tamar and Assistant General Secretary (administration) Marge Riba held a marathon discussion with the local Singpho and Tangsa leaders to comprehend the human right violation and curtailment of indigenous rights by the Chakma Refugees, at Town Hall, Miao Changlang today.

Advising all the local communities to strive together, Tobom Dai said that the Union will apprise the national human rights commission about the atrocities done by the Chakma refugees as well as their audacity to defy the indigenous rights.

There might be some differences among the local communities due to some past mistakes but this is not the time for the blame game, he said. But instead, we have to disclose to the world how the Chakma’s are challenging the rights of the indigenous people as well as spreading disharmony by encroaching our land by not abiding by the court’s verdict and the state government’s order, he added.

KG Singpho, ex MLA and senior leader of area said that Chakma issue is not confined to any particular tribe and community so all of us have to fight together.

Arunachal government has to take care of all indigenous people who are being affected by Chakma issue, he added.

SN Singpho, ZPM Bordumsa, president, Singpho Development Society (central committee) said, “We are hopeful that pain and cry of people affected by Chakma’s atrocities will be heard at state and national level. M-Pen issue is a wake-up call for the people of this state.” He went on to add, “The owner of M-pen has got proper LPC and clearance from high court. But Chakma refugees have encroached the land and violated order of state government.” AAPSU V/P Nabam Tamar said, “This issue should not be politicized and everybody involved should work together. We need to fight this case legally and collect all documents, so that atrocities committed by Chakma can be highlighted. We should present our case in the court of National Human Right Commission and tell them that now indigenous are tortured in their own land by very settlers whom they let live on humanitarian ground.”

Leaders from All Tai Khampti-Singpho Students Union, All Anjaw District Students Union, All Lohit District Students Union, All Mishmi Students Union also spoke on the occasion, vying for the early and concrete solution to the decade long problem.

Earlier the delegates visited M-Pen along with administration and security personnel and took stock of the situation. Scores of people were injured in M-pen under following clash between Singpho community and Chakma refugees on April 9 after a dispute over land. Clash happened as an aftermath after 60 Chakma families were evicted from M-Pen following a court order to vacate the area on as some Singphos who have Land Possession Certificate wanted it back.


Scrap public hearing of Lower Siang hydro project – MoEF

ITANAGAR, May 23: The Ministry of Environment and Forests has directed the Arunachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board (APSPCB) to scrap the public hearing announced for the 2700 MW Lower Siang hydro project according to a letter on May 21.

Further the MoEF has directed the state pollution control board to advice the project proponent to submit a revised proposal to the Ministry for a project of 2700 MW.  

The letter from Dr. S. Bhowmik, Additional Director MoEF clearly stated that the project proponent was granted clearance for pre-construction activities and approval of Terms Of Reference for preparation of Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Plan, under EIA Notification 2006 for an installed capacity of 2025 MW.  Therefore, APSPCB cannot hold the public hearing for a project of 2700 MW.

The State Pollution Control Board would arrive at a decision on the direction from the MoEF on Monday, informed N S Negi, member secretary in-charge APSPCB on the telephone from New Delhi yesterday.

Negi, said ‘If the Ministry has directed to scrap the hearing then the board would be doing accordingly’. When enquired upon the negation of the EIA Notification 2006 by the board, Negi said that he was unaware of it as the EIA and EMP was accepted and notice for public hearing was given under R.K Deori the member secretary who is on tour.  

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner East Siang had also written to the State Pollution Control Board for deferring the public hearing to be conducted on May 31 at Pangin. DC Onit Panyang informed that the present weather was not conducive for conducting the public hearing due to which participation of the people could be very few. Therefore the hearing should be conducted after the monsoons so that more people could participate, reasoned Panyang.

In the backdrop of the complaints and protests against the illegally proposed 2700 MW Lower Siang hydro project and the subsequent announcement of public hearing to it, the recent direction from the MoEF could be a breather for all the groups and individuals rallying against the project. But the carelessness of the State Pollution Control Board is questionable since the board had issued the notices for the public hearing without any scrutiny. The acceptance of EIAs and EMPs from the project developers itself is questionable and then the mad rush for issuing public notices has blatantly exposed the Board’s inefficiency.  

Jaypee Group without the mandatory clearances could have gone ahead with the project if the public hearing was conducted accordingly. It could have been the last nail in the coffins.


Daughter of valiant soldier enthrall music lovers at Raj Bhavan

ITANAGAR, May 23: Dubbed Nightingale of the India Army, Niharika Naidu gave a scintillating performance at a Musical programme organized at Raj Bhavan here today.

Niharika, daughter of Late Col Brahmanand Avasthy of 4 Rajput, who made his supreme sacrifice at Morsing, near Shergaon in West Kameng in 1962 Indo-Sino war referring to her visit to the state said that it was a like pilgrimage.  Arunachal Pradesh has always been close to my  heart, she said.

In order to give proper exposure to the young budding talents of the State interested in the field, the Governor Gen JJ Singh and the First Lady Anupama Singh invited the singer.

Internationally repute classical singer; she had performed worldwide including USA, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Italy and Switzerland. She had almost performed in every part of India. With numbers of song recorded under her belt, Naidu also trains music enthusiasts. This evening at the musical night, she enthralled everyone with songs ranging from patriotic, popular ones to classical numbers.

Piyali Nath, student from NERIST and classical dance enthusiast danced to Naidu’s numbers.   

Along with the State first couple, ministers, senior political leaders, officers, guests and invitees attended the programme. (PRO, Rajbahavan)


BJP stress on proper sensitize on Census

ITANAGAR, May 23: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Arunachal Pradesh today urged the state Government to take all necessary initiatives in order to facilitate the enumerators to carry out their duties smoothly with proper sensitization of administration on the need of Census.

The party also appealed all section of the people to co-operate in the census process.

State BJP spokesperson Tai Tagak in a release today said “there seem little attitudes or no attitude on the part of our state government on the importance of the Census.”

The enumerators have uneven distributions of population-wise area/blocks, the party claimed and said that no adequate publicity was made on Census with most of the householders unaware of the importance of Census which takes place in every 10 (ten) years. The enumerators find it difficult and inconvenient to carry their works due to inadequate supply of census forms, the party said.

Highlighting the importance of accurate census data, the party said that the Five Year Plans are based on the census and it is mandatory for the census team to cover up all the households for which proper announcement in advance and revisits to houses are necessary to get registered correct information.


Apex Bank recovery improve during this fiscal

ITANAGAR, May 23: Arunachal Pradesh State Cooperative Apex Bank Ltd (APSCABL) has recovered Rs 18.39 crore and has managed to deposit Rs 63.86 crore during the current fiscal which is higher than the last two years. Maximum recovery achievement was made by Jengging, Anini, Itanagar (Bank Tinali), Secretariat and Hapoli Bank branches, while absolute cash recovery was made by bank’s Nirjuli, Ganga, Namsai, Naharlagun branches.

This was disclosed in a review meeting held after the velidctory function of the five days Bank officials’ training on ‘Financial Inclusion & Micro Credit Delivery and Cooperative Banking and Rural Development Credit’ at the Administrative Training Institute, Naharlagun on May 22.  The programme was conducted by the MDMI, Shillong.

Addressing the Apex Bank officials and administrative officers (certificate officers) of Capital Complex in the meeting convened to review the recovery status of the Bank especially of Bakijai cases, APSCABL administrator cum Capital DC Padmini Singla lauded the achievement of the bank. However, she asked the bank’s branch managers make all-out efforts for recovery and deposit mobilization to achieve their business targets.

During the course of discussion, it was decided that the branch managers will pursue the Bakijai cases with the certificate officers for recovery and will appraise the position on weekly basis. T Basar, ADC, appreciated the branch managers, Ganga and Nirjuli branches for their cooperation and initiatives for  huge recovery.

The Bank’s MD cum CEO Tarin Dakpe also appreciated all the certificate officers especially of Capital Complex for making efforts for recovery of about Rs eight crore under Bakijai cases which has set the minds of defaulters for repaying their dues now.

Dr J B Dutta, Director of MDMI, appreciated the improvement in the Apex Bank’s performance made during last two years.


DoTC chairman inspects implementation of PMGSY schemes

ITANAGAR, May 23: Khonsa West MLA cum chairman of department of Tirap and Changlang (DoTC) Y Matey has called for judicious and timely implementation of PMGSY schemes being implemented under Khonsa West constituency in Tirap district.

During  the  8-day long tour to  his constituency along with Khonsa RWD Executive engineer  Er T Kena  and other technical officials to take stock of the ongoing construction of roads under MPGSY  from May 13 to 20, Matey directed the contractors and the executing department to implement works as per guidelines and stressed on timely completion of the schemes.

The Chairman along with officials and some contractors visited the all PMGSY road construction to Hukan, Chinkoi, Raho, Dadam and Lazu to Noglo.

Matey also appealed the panchayat leaders and executing department to monitor quality of the work. However, the contractors requested that pending bills should be released at the earliest so that the ongoing works could be completed on time.

The DoTC chairman, being the member of the Estimate Committee of Fifth Legislative Assembly of Arunachal Pradesh, also visited Longding, Pongchou and Wakka circles of Tirap district for spot verification of various schemes/ projects being implemented under SSA, NRHM and ICDS etc. During the visit to some Angwanwadi Centres and schools, MLA was apprised of the problems being faced by the Centres and schools due to acute shortage of staff.


Diseases break out in Dambuk

ROING, May 23: Sporadic cases of Diarrhoea, Vomiting and Dysentery were reported from Dambuk Sub-Division and nearby villages in the last few weeks. Dr Amit Perme, Medical Officer of Dambuk Primary Health Centre said this in a message to the Deputy Commissioner of the district. In the message, he sought sufficient anti-diarrhoeal drugs for both adult and children along with a nurse to deal with the menace.

When contacted, he informed that 35 patients including both adults and children have reported to the health centre for treatment in the last 20 days.

Meanwhile, the district administration is in constant vigil of the situation and has asked the Medical department of the district to send sufficient medicines along with staff to Dambuk Sub-Division at the earliest.

Dr M C Gogoi, Senior Medical Officer cum District Surveillance Officer, Roing informed that around 5 cartoons of medicines and one Health Assistant has been kept ready but due to blockade of road communication they could not move today.  Efforts are on to send them by Helicopter service which is scheduled on Monday. (DIPRO)


ACCI pleads for Centre’s spl attention to Arunachal

Demands amendment in NE industrial policy

ITANAGAR, May 23:  The  Arunachal Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI), yesterday urged the  Centre to give special attention in North East,   particularly Arunachal Pradesh considering its backwardness in the economy, education, trade and commerce, industry sectors.

In a memorandum submitted to Union Minister for Industries and Commerce Anand Sharma during North –East Trade and Industry Minister’ Conclave at Guwahati, the ACCI said, Arunachal needs special attention of the Central Govt  as  the trade and industry is still in a primitive stage due to lack of infrastructure facilities, communication bottleneck and natural barriers caused by inherent geographical topography.

ACCI also demanded some amendments in Industrial Policy for the North East states. Highlighting the problems faced by the entrepreneurs while claiming central transport subsidies, it said the transportation system especially in North East India and Arunachal Pradesh in particular is very un-organised and obtaining transporters everywhere and all times is not possible.

Furthermore, the payment of freight by cheque/draft has not been highly accepted by all the transporters/truck owners/truck drivers.  Therefore, the payment of freight in cash may also be allowed as eligible for claiming central transport subsidies.

Stressing the need of amendment in eligibility criteria for  central transport subsidy, the memorandum pleaded that transportation of processed tea and manufacturing of tea should be included under the ambit of central transport subsidies   to tap the huge prospect of tea manufacturing in the region.

Seeing the topography and infrastructure of the states, specially Arunachal Pradesh, intra-states movements of goods may also be made eligible for claiming of central transport subsidy, the memorandum said.

The ACCI also demanded amendment in Central Excise Rules saying that provision of 100 % refund of central excise duty as promised under NEIIPP-2007 should be made available to the industrial units, otherwise the viability of the industries due to imposition of partial exemption of central excise duty is highly challenging. Highlighting the tremendous potential and resources in agriculture, horticulture and Forest products in Arunachal Pradesh, the ACCI also pleaded for agro and forest based industry in the state.

The ACCI also submitted a separate memorandum to Director General, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

The main points of the memorandum include opening of CCI Arunachal state office, entrepreneurship development programme in fisheries sector, Capacity Building programme like Education Conclave to discuss the relevant issues in the education scenario in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, organizing of   Seminar on Tourism in Arunachal Pradesh - Opportunities & Growth Strategy and Workshop on Marketing and Packaging, seminar on Medicinal Plants and Round Table on Bamboo Regulatory Issues.

Stop discrimination


Dear Editor,

I would like to express my feelings towards the existing traffic authorities of the capital complex.

After all these days spent here in the capital complex I have seen many changes in the implementation of the legal system, especially in the traffic sector.

Being a concerned citizen I really appreciate the efforts made by the traffic authorities towards the strict implementation of wearing helmets for two wheel riders but I am really sad about the MVI checking done here. Why is it restricted to the two wheelers and the poor commercial purposed four wheeler vehicles only?

There are many people who often drive the LMVs recklessly without a valid or proper license but these vehicles are not checked by the authorities. Many a times, in accidents, where mostly the two wheeler riders are victimized, not because of their carelessness but because of the carelessness and recklessness of person on LMVs.

But sad to say, most often the two wheel riders are blamed. I don't know much, but I guess there is some kind of right given under the article 14 of the Indian constitution, called "Equality before law".  In my view, it seems that, we, the two wheelers riders are deprived of that right.


A concerned





Proper health care is the need of the hour


Dear Editor,

Apropos the editorial "Health care and Women"(19 May), women not only form the half of our sky, but also are womb of the future of humanity. But, in our part of the world, they are subjected to immense neglect by the authorities and family members as well.

It is a matter of utmost shame that when the "progressive" India takes immense pride for being a nuclear state and pursuers of water on the moon, it continues to "boast" of  high maternal mortality rates. The yearning for technological progress has tragically suppressed the much more immediate need to save the mothers while giving birth to the babies.

And most, if not all, families do neglect their daughters, sisters and wives as far as providing adequate food is concerned, thereby giving birth to the problems of malnutrition which again have an adverse affect on the health and well-being of the generations to come.

Thus, instead of squandering millions of money on space research and other amenities of "modernity", the authorities should reach proper medical facilities catering to women to each and every block of the country and awareness be generated in all spheres of the society regarding the urgent need to treat women at par with men and  look after their nutritional interests.


Kajal Chatterjee

Kolkata (on email)




Let Law take its own course


Dear Editor,

The recent incidence of murder of an 18 year old youth at Itanagar near Sinki Park is undoubtedly a condemnable act by all sections of the civilized society. The victim Late Tage Singhi had been under trial for an alleged criminal case. His matter was at the disposal of court, which is yet to be established by the law. Moreover, the late youth Tage Singhi, was released on bail on health grounds so that he gets medical care. It appears to be an inhuman and cowardly act whoever has plotted or actually executed the nefarious killing.

As a righteous citizen none of us should take law in our hand rather we should facilitate the process so that the truth is revealed and the criminal is punished appropriately. The instant case has gone against the set system of social norm and ethics.

The inter-clan fights in our community have to end to strengthen the social fabric of the tribal community.

I do appeal to all in general and the members of the NES, ANYA and ANSU in particular to plea to the government to act appropriately to stop such evil acts in our society. The guilty has to be detected and severe and exemplary punishment needs to given by the appropriate authority so that such acts are not repeated in future.


Bado Singhi




Give due attention to details


Dear Editor,

The recent kidnapping of the forest official Vilas Bardekar from the jungles of Arunachal Pradesh is very unfortunate. At the same time the news that the Govt. of Maharashtra is liaising with the Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh in securing the release of the official makes it sound as if the NDFB is an Arunachal based militant organisation.

I am of the opinion that when news items like these are carried, it is important that it should be clearly mentioned that the militant organisation is an Assam based organisation, so that no false impressions are stirred up.


Bengia Abo

(on email), RIMS Imphal



Give emphasis on English grammar


Dear Editor,

It is found that the Govt schools in the state do not give more importance to  English.

Today public and students are looking for private schools only, even the people living in villages don’t want their children to pursue education in village schools. This is only because the Govt. schools don’t   give much emphasis on English grammar and spoken English.

From my 12 years personal experience as students of various Govt schools, I could say that no schools where I pursued education gave emphasis on English grammar.     Generally, in Govt. schools students are taught randomly about the Grammar. As a result the students only use their memory skills to pass exams.

I found that those belonging to private schools can read, write and talk English in better way than the students of the Govt schools.

Why our teachers don’t teach us English grammar?

Therefore, I request the state Govt, especially education department to give more emphasis on Basic English grammar.    I hope if students are enriched with  proper and basic knowledge of English grammar in Govt schools, state’s Human resources would be automatically developed and  demand of private school would also reduce.


 Yo Talum Tayo

Cl-Xll (Sc)

Govt Hr Secondary School




Develop School infrastructure


Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to appeal to the state Govt, particularly education department to give priority on development of school infrastructure for quality education instead of opening new schools. The Govt schools are losing their past glory due to lack of proper infrastructure, which resulted in poor education.

For example the Govt secondary school, Dolumukh, established in 1978, is now in dilapidated condition with no infrastructure and electricity. Same is the case with many schools in remote areas, particularly in Kurung Kumey district.

Therefore, we expect that the new Govt’s policy give utmost priority on infrastructure development of the school.


Tadar Takang

ANSU finance secretary

A Sector, Rakap Colony, Naharlagun.





Government Defers Pictorial Health Warning Yet Again

ITANAGAR, May 23: In yet another instance of buckling down under the pressure of the Tobacco Industry, the Government of India has deferred the implementation of the new pictorial health warning from June 1st 2010 to December 1st 2010, thereby delaying it by six months.

In March this year, the Government had issued Notification and Public Notice on new pictorial warning to be brought into effect from June 1st 2010 Significantly, in a Field Test conducted by Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI) and Healis at the request of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, in 8 states across the country, including Arunachal Pradesh, the image of a cancer ridden mouth was chosen by 98% respondents as the most effective. The government finalised this picture to be displayed on all tobacco packets.

New and stronger pictorial warnings need to be implemented urgently as the current warnings are neither effective nor hard-hitting enough to convince consumers of the health hazards of tobacco use. It is also mandatory to replace them every 12 months. This is a best practice being implemented in Australia, Belgium, Chile, Hong Kong. Brazil changes the pictures every 5 months.

The tobacco industry claims that it is too cost-intensive for the drums that are used for packaging the cigarette packets.  This is a mere excuse since the Notification was made on March 5th 2010 and gave the industry ample time. Besides this excuse is contrary to the fact that the tobacco industry keeps changing packaging of cigarettes every couple of months as a marketing strategy to attract consumers.

“By delaying the new pack warning, an essential public health measure, the Government of India has obviously succumbed to tobacco industry pressure. It has chosen to fill the industry coffers rather than save millions of lives.” said Executive Director of VHAI at New Delhi. 2500 people die every day due to tobacco related diseases in India. Display of pictorial warnings on tobacco products is one of the most effective tools to reduce tobacco consumption. The issue of pictorial warnings has time and again affected the people working in public health as the persistent delay in enforcing the law to display the new pictorial health warnings on tobacco products has resulted in no forward movement.

Civil society and Public Health Advocates had lauded the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India’s move of notifying new pictorial health warnings for all tobacco products. However this delay is a setback to all the efforts and initiatives taken up by public health activists, NGOs and Civil Society who have been advocating for stronger pack warnings.


Conservation Workshop at Jamiri to mark Intl Day for Biological Diversity

ITANAGAR, May 23: Under the GOI-UNDP-CCF II Project entitled “Biodiversity Conservation through Community based Natural Resource Management in Arunachal Pradesh”, G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development North East Unit, Itanagar organized a Biodiversity conservation awareness Workshop on May 22 at Jamiri village of West Kameng. Scientist of the Institute M.S. Lodhi, elaborated on the benefits of biodiversity and need for maintaining the ecosystem services for better human survival. He also enlightened the participants on the significance of the workshop in relation to the International Day for Biological Diversity that falls on the same day each year.

Manager of the GOI-UNDP-CCF II Project Mihin Dollo elaborated upon the activities of the ongoing project. He reminded the participants for the need of conserving the forest through sustainable harvest of the resources as well as plantation activities. He suggested for avoiding the habit of recreational hunting and requirement of adopting proper regulation for cultural/ traditional hunting.

Coordinator of the project Dr. Jitendro Singh discussed the importance of community participation and their active role in conserving the local biodiversity of their area. He also pointed out the importance of Self Help Groups (SHGs) in making their families self reliant. He further briefed the possibility of the women SHG members to carry out Income Generation Activities (IGAs).

The village Gaon Burah who is also the Chairperson of the Biodiversity Management Committee (BMC), Jamiri village remarked “a forest is not a forest in true sense if there is no plenty, big and valuable trees and wild life as well”, “river is of no meaning if there is no enough water throughout with fishes as well”.

As a part of the project activities to reduce the firewood extraction from the forest, LPG Kits were also distributed among the five beneficiaries of the village.

Anchal Samiti Member, executive members BMC, women SHG members and other village representatives also spoken on the occasion and expressed their desire to work for reducing their dependency on natural forest resources and cooperate each other for effective biodiversity conservation measures.


Student’s death condoled

ITANAGAR, May 23: The Donyi-Polo faith believers today mourned the death of Late Master Kago Nabing in a condolence meeting held here at  Meder Nello. Late Nabing was son of Kago Ape and Kago Yana, former general secretary of Itanagar Meder Nello (IMN).

The members also performed prayer meeting for eternal peace of the departed soul and bestow enough strength to the family to bear the irreparable loss.

Late Nabing, a brilliant Class XII (Sc)  student of King Cup school, Itanagar  was injured in a road accident at Nirjuli on May 15 last, informed Itanagar Meder Nello chairperson Padi Apii. He succumbed to his injuries at a Guwahati hospital on May 22 midnight, Apii further said adding the body has been brought to Ziro on May 23 for last rites.


King Cup excels

ITANAGAR, May 23: The Chairman, Kingcup Public School Indrajit Namchoom and Secretary K. Namchoom appreciated the students of the school for excelling in the AISSCE Class XII 2010 and also lauded the efforts of the teaching staff.

116 students came out successful out of 128 that appeared.

Leeyir Ete with 78.8% in Science, Monu Rai 78.80% in Commerce and Majik Nini 69.20% in Arts topped their respective streams.

Mary Apang scored 92 marks in Biology, Mitu Obing Modi 94 marks in Geography, Monu Rai 81 marks in Economics, Reshmi Jonnom 84 marks in Chemistry and 81 marks in Physics and Bamin Anku 87 marks in English subject respectively.


TB awareness camp

ITANAGAR, May 23: A one-day TB Awareness Camp was conducted on May 22 at Soha in Tirap. The Chiefs/GBs, Panchayat members and public of Soha Circle attended the camp under the leadership of Mr. E. Yirang, Circle Officer,Soha.  

Dr Jayanthi Thingnok, DTO Tirap and Dr N.Ngemu MO Soha Sub-Centre and DTC staff imparted the awareness as resource persons. Special Interactive session with TB patients and providers were also held during the camp.


Complaint against land encroachment

ITANAGAR, May 23:  Khodaso CD block ASM Tara Nabam has said that encroachment of Govt land in Pakke Kessang area has been going for the last years.

In a complaint letter to the East Kameng Deputy Commissioner, the  ASM said,  both public and Govt servants of Pakke Kessang area are encroaching Govt land  illegally. Nabam appealed the DC to depute land officials to  conduct spot verification  and evict  land encroachers.


Organization launches scathing attack on MLAs

ITANAGAR: High prevalence of corruption and political suppression in Nyishi community and lack of appropriate forum to take up such issues and other grievances of ordinary people with the competent authority were some of the main reasons behind formation of more and more community based organizations within Nyishi society, claimed Nyishi Redressal Forum (NRF).

All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) once regarded as the torch bearer of Nyishi community seems to be in hibernation while Nyishi Elite Society (NES) regarded to be the parent body of the community has got limited roles to play since it is a govt registered NGO. In such situation, the only option left for the people is to form organizations/associations to express their grievances, the Forum reasoned.

While launching a scathing attack on Nyishi MLAs for disapproving such organizations and behaving like ‘an extra-terrestrial creature, which have just landed on the Earth and interacted with the Nyishis for the first time’, the forum reminded them of their involvement with various organizations in the past.


Rotarians facilitate operation of 5 months old girl

Itanagar: Five months old baby girl, Bomyum Hai, was successfully operated upon yesterday for a congenital heart condition at the Escorts Heart hospital, New Delhi. In the words of Margo Hai, the happy uncle of the baby “the operation could not have been possible if it was not for help of the Rotarians”.

The Rotary International is sponsoring heart operation in the National Capital for the young ones below the age of 20 from economically weaker section of the North Eastern states and Jammu & Kashmir through it’s project called the Gift of Life.


Pt. Nehru’s death anniversary on May 27

ITANAGAR: National Students Union of India (NSUI) Arunachal Pradesh is observing the 46th death anniversary of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Itanagar on May 27.


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