ITANAGAR, May 23: The people of C Sector area here have been facing innumerable
problems due to disruption in power supply. According to sources, erratic power supply
badly affected the broadcasting of news and various other programmes of All India
Radio (AIR), Itanagar today. It is worth mentioning here that AIR requires 24 hours
power supply to continue its news and other programmes.
ITANAGAR, May 23: All Doimukh Gaon Burah Welfare Association has mourned the death
of GB Tana Tonium. Late Tonium died on 22nd May at his residence. He is survived
by four sons and two daughters. Born on 5th June 1936, late Tanium was appointed
as GB in 1968. He was actively involved in various developmental works in Doimukh
Ete mourns ASM’s death
ITANAGAR May 23: Parliamentary Secretary Home Affairs Gadam Ete today mourned the
demise of Kigam Loya, Anchal Samity Member (ASM) of Kabu village who passed away
In his condolence message to the bereaved family, Ete termed the death of Loya as
irreparable loss to her family and Galo society as well.
He said that Late Loya was a pioneer who brought awareness amongst womenfolk in generating
self-employment and entrepreneurship.
ITANAGAR, May 23: In recognition to his achievement, Gusar Youth Welfare Society
(GYWS) has felicitated Nyajar Gusar who got the post of Child Development Project
Officer in recently conducted APPSC examination.
Association demands early conduction of interview
ITANAGAR May 23: All Arunachal Pradesh Diploma Holder in Elementary Education Association
has demanded the State Project Director of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) to conduct
interview against more than 200 sanctioned posts of assistant teachers.
Claiming that there are enough numbers of trained teachers, it questioned the department
why so much time was being wasted.
Association also claimed that education minister has assured them that no untrained
teachers would be appointed.
GCIF seeks veterinary team
ITANAGAR May 23: Gangte Circle Intellectual Forum (GCIF) today informed that there
has been a foot and mouth disease outbreak in Rei and Riaga village. It demanded
the district animal and husbandry and veterinary department to send its officials
to contain the disease. It also claimed that in spite of repeated pleas, the department
is not initiating any action.
Governor’s intervention sought
ITANAGAR, May 23: In a letter written to the state governor today, Nyishi Youth Welfare
Association (NYWA) sought Governor’s intervention to halt ongoing projects at Indira
Gandhi Park here, saying that with coming of lot of projects inside, the park would
Field day on Hybrid maize variety
ITANAGAR, May 23: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, East Siang conducted field day on hybrid
maize variety “All Rounder” and “DKC 8010” at FLD Sikatode village. The programme
was a part of front line demonstration on maize which is carried out by Kendra on
5 hectare area. It was sponsored by Integrated scheme on Oil palm, pulse, oilseed
and maize, New Delhi.
Toge Riba SMS, plant protection coordinated the FLD programme and lectured on importance
of hybrid variety.
Talem Minki FLD maize farmer shared his experience on hybrid crop farming among fellow
farmer and highlighted the importance of scientific farming over traditional farming.
He also highlighted KVK intervention on FLD maize programme at various stages of
Nabum Yadi, Programme Assistant delivered lecture on pest and disease management
of maize and rice and also emphasized on scientific rising of Paddy nursery. Altogether
35 farmers participated in the programme and Paddy seed variety “Cauri” were distributed
to each farmer.
BBK, BBYK denounce DC transfer
Pasighat, May 23: The Bogong Banggo Kebang and Bogong Banggo Yameng Kebang in a release
today opposed the untimely transfer of East Siang DC Talem Tapok.
Citing the premature transfer, the Kebang said that his transfer has halted various
development process in the district.
“Being a local of the area, Tapok has been frequently emphasising on area’s development
during his eight months tenure”, said BBK president Oyem Dai.
Further, the Kebang urged the state government to retain him in the district.
ITANAGAR, May 23: Dr. K Romeo Meetei, In-charge Adventure Cell, Directorate of Sports
and Youth Affairs stood top (level 1) in the Judges Course conducted by International
Federation of Sport Climbing ((IFSC), Italy organised by Indian Mountaineering Foundation
New Delhi from May 19 to 22. He is the first from North East to achieve this rare
It is pertinent to mention here that Dr Meetei is presently serving as vice chairman
of the North East Zone Sport Climbing Committee under the Indian Mountaineering Foundation,
Society bans hunting
ITANAGAR May 23: In an attempt to preserve wild life animals, Parang Panchayat
Youth Welfare Society has banned against hunting and fishing in its area. In a release
society stated that violator will be imposed with fine.
Social service conducted
ITANAGAR, May 23: In an attempt to keep the public place clean, All Liromoba Youth
Welfare Association conducted social service cum cleanliness drive at public health
centre Liromoba in West Siang district recently. Further association appealed to
public to keep the hospital premises clean.
Parl. Secy attends dev. meeting
ITANAGAR, May 23: Yachuli MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Likha Saaya laid the foundation
of the upgraded Dodo ME School under Yazali circle in Lower Subansiri district in
presence of RWD Executive Engineer, Ziro division Toko Ottu on May 19 last.
Attending the second village development meeting, Saaya assured the villagers to
provide drinking water supply at Toll and Tanio, construct a RCC bridge over Panye
river linking Tanio with Toll village, provide Rs 10 lakh for developing a football
ground at ME school and MIC channel from Toll to Gugi (Approx 4 km).
The villagers appreciated Saaya for his assurance to provide these basic amenities
and other development activities for the welfare of people of his constituency.
The meeting was attended by panchayat members, Gaon Burah, public, students, All
Dodo Welfare Society, All Toll Youth Association and NGOs.
APCC orientation programme
ITANAGAR, May 23: The two days orientation workshop on flagship programme of UPA
I & II of Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee concluded today.
Heads of implementing agencies of various flagship programmes, PCC office bearers,
heads of Congress frontal organizations and DCC/CCC presidents were present in the
The 2nd day of the programme was graced by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and APCC President
Mukut Mithi. Tuki gave away the certificates to the participants in the orientation
Sellers flee as Forest dept raids markets
CM questions dept, directs action against forest officials
ITANAGAR, May 23: Days after this daily carried a news highlighting sell of wild
meat in the markets of capital, today forest officials swung into action and conducted
raid in Ganga market, Itanagar.
During the raid officials seized carcass of wild animals including that of one barking
deer and 8 porcupines.
Forest officials led by G Doke, range forest officer (RFO), Poma Wildlife Range carried
out the raid. The forest team was assisted by capital police comprising of civil
police, IRBn and CRPF jawans.
According to the report, the carcass was packed in thermocol container with ice-cubes
and kept in the market. It is believed that poacher got prior information about the
raid and by the time officials arrived they had fled from the scene.
Despite repeated enquiry from forest officials and police, no vendors gave any information
about the ‘owner’ of the container of carcass.
Yesterday also forest official seized carcass of one barking deer and khaliz pigeon
from the same market.
RFO Doke expressed regret over non-cooperation of vegetable vendors in carrying
out of their investigation.
“No one is cooperating with us. The shopkeepers and vegetable vendors are refusing
to share any information. Our investigation will be in vain, if people fail to help
us. Forest department is trying its best to stop selling of wild animals in the market
but we need people’s cooperation,” said Doke.
He further added, “We would like to appeal to the market welfare committees of capital
to be more vigilant in this regard. They should create awareness among vegetable
vendors regarding illegal selling of wild animal in market. Market Welfare Committees
can also help arrest the poachers by providing us information about their activities.”
“The way animal carcass was properly packed in thermocol container along with ice-cubes,
it seems professional poachers are involved. One cannot deny that this wild animal
carcass might have been imported from other districts,” added Doke.
Forest officials had lodged an FIR at Itanagar police station against unknown person
in this regard.
Later in the afternoon, a post mortem was done by the veterinary officials and carcass
was buried by the forest officials.
It is disheartening to know that despite best effort put in by forest officials,
meats of wild animal are being rampantly sold in various markets of capital. Majority
of the buyers are officers and well educated businessmen who know that selling of
wild animal meat is illegal. The citizen of Arunachal has to understand that these
wild animals are assets of the state. Many of them are on the verge of extinction
and if such rampant killing continues, very soon jungles of Arunachal will be without
any wild animals.
Expressing serious concern at the lack of proper surveillance and patrolling on the
part of forest officers and officials resulting in rampant killing of wild animals
and selling their meat in the open market in sky-high rates especially in the twin
capital city of Itanagar and Naharlagun, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has ordered for
stringent action against the erring officers, according to a report from Chief Minister’s
Besides directing the PCCF to take the responsible officers and officials to task,
Tuki issued directives to book the culprits involved in such killings and selling
of wild animal under the relevant forest laws.
In response to the orders issued from the Chief Minister, PCCF and Principal Secretary
Environment and Forest B S Sajwan has issued a show cause notice to the responsible
DFOs and Range Officers asking them to explain as to why disciplinary action should
not be initiated against them for dereliction of duties. He has sought the reply
within a time frame of one week. He has further sounded red alert to his department
officers to avoid recurrence of wildlife offense of such serious nature in near future.
Six dead in bus collision
ITANAGAR, May 23: Six persons were killed this morning when two busses collided head-on
at Haijan Bridge in North Lakhimpur town at 4.30 AM.
The drivers and conductors of both the buses- Nandalal Rajbanshi and Rajani Das
and Hari Doke(40) and Kajom Tamang (24) besides two others - Apet Pitek (30) and
her seven-year-old son Kamin were killed at the spot. More than 30 injured passengers
were admitted at Civil Hospital at North Lakhimpur while some were shifted to Ramakrishna
Mission Hospital at Itanagar and State Hospital, Naharlagun. Of the four seriously
injured, one has been shifted to Guwahati.
One of the busses belonged to the Arunachal Pradesh State Transport services which
was coming from Yingkiong to Itanagar with registration number AR-02/0414. The other
bus was headed to Silapather from Barpeta in Assam.
Initial investigation has revealed speeding coupled with foggy weather as the cause
of the tragedy.
Director Transport T. Kaye, along with APSTS General Manager, District Transport
Officer and other staff rushed to accident site this morning.
When contacted Director Transport said that tedious long journey could be reason
that led to the accident.
Taker Taloh, general secretary of East Parliamentary Constituency of the Arunachal
Pradesh Youth Congress rushed to the accident site this morning. He appealed to the
state government to assist the victims with financial assistance at the earliest.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has announced Rs. 100000 ex-gratia as immediate relief
to the families of the deceased, Rs. 50,000 to those grievously injured and Rs.15000
each to those sustained minor injuries.
Terming the incident as most unfortunate, Tuki extended his heartfelt condolences
to the bereaved family members while praying for the eternal peace of the departed
souls. He wished speedy recovery of the victims sustaining injuries in the fatal
Former Capital DC Onit Panyang and Parliamentary Law Legislative and Judicial JK
Panggeng visited the grievously injured passengers at R K Mission Hospital this evening.
(with inputs from ATNS)
Torrential rain creates havoc in Khonsa
KHONSA, May 23: As it is, Khonsa is famous or should we call ‘infamous’ for heavy
rain, especially during the monsoon. But the torrential rains here on May 21 was
unprecedented which left a trail of destruction at many locations in the Tirap district
headquarters Khonsa. Some thatched dwelling houses were destroyed completely. Many
portions of newly laid Township roads were damaged badly. The roads are now filled
with mud and boulders brought in by the flooding rain waters and drains have been
blocked resulting in overflowing of water on the roads.
The district administration is not at all prepared for such eventualities for want
of man power, trained personnel, machineries and utter lack of awareness among the
residents. It may be mentioned here that Khonsa is crisscrossed by a number of streams
and the entire Township is prone to landslide. Unauthorized construction of private
houses and roads on the bank of these streams is only compounding the problem of
If something is not done urgently now more disasters can strike the Township.
Parliamentary Secretary for DoTC, SWWCD Yumsen Matey has expressed concern over
the damages caused by the recent heavy rain and asked the administration to remain
alert adding that the assets of the Township must be saved at any cost.
He asked the residents to follow the laid down norms and government guidelines while
constructing their houses. He further said that creation of awareness among the people
is of paramount importance to save life and properties during natural calamities.
This is just the beginning of the rainy season. We can well imagine what will happen
Arunachal win 6 medals in Natl Karate C’ship
Winners, officials felicitated
ITANAGAR, May 23: The Arunachal Pradesh Karate team won six medals, including a gold
in the just concluded 24th Junior and Cadet National Karate-do Championship at Talkatora
Indoor Stadium, New Delhi.
While Master Nikam Sono won a Gold medal in 70 kg cadet category, Bamang Yakum and
Likha Lej won a Silver medal each in 54 kg junior and 52 kg cadet category respectively.
Goda Ash, Ribyalu Kri and Dongro Dodum bagged a bronze medal each. Bulang Marik was
the team coach cum manager while Rajnita Rotom and Rakom Dugi were the Female team
coach and Assistant team coach (male) respectively.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Karate Association felicitated the medal winning players and
officials at Rajiv Gandhi stadium, Naharlagun today which was attended by Arunachal
Olympic Association Secretary General G. Doke, AKA president Sensei Likha Tara, vice
president Sensei Yarda Niki, Technical Director Sensei SD Sharma.
Govt announces vehicle subsidy for unemployed youths
ITANAGAR, May 23: The Chief Minister today announced 25% subsidy on purchase of commercial
vehicle by unemployed youth of the state through the MoA between Arunachal Pradesh
State Cooperative Apex Bank and All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki made the announcement this evening when All Arunachal Pradesh
Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) led by its president Takar Goi and General Secretary
Dobing Sonam met him this evening to apprise about the grievances of commercial vehicle
owners and drivers and other transport related matters.
It is worth mentioning that Apex Bank and AAPPTF had signed the MoA to provide loan
to unemployed AAPPTF members. Meanwhile, responding to their demands for creation
of two deputy Director posts, eight DTOs and favorable numbers of MVIs post along
with other office staff and vehicle to each DTOs, Tuki assured action within this
Regarding other demands like review of reciprocal transport agreement between government
of Arunachal Pradesh and government of Assam (corridor agreement) 1999 Tuki assured
that the matter will be discussed with Assam government for early review of the agreement
and a special plying permit would be issued to transport operators of Arunachal Pradesh
by state government which will cover both Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
He also assured that demand for reduction of double taxation of 12.5% VAT on purchase
of vehicles from other state would be placed in next cabinet meeting for necessary
discussion and reduction of existing 10 years road tax to 6 years will also be taken
up with concerned authority in due course of time.
Edufest Itanagar to start on Friday
ITANAGAR, May 23: Edufest, North East India’s oldest and most reputed Education Exhibition
is starting in Itanagar at Siddhartha Hall from 11am-6pm from May 25.
The fair, to be opened by the Education Minister Bosiram Siram would be held till
May 26 and entry for all students and parents are free.
The fair is a unique opportunity for Students and parents to meet reputed universities
and colleges from all over India at North East India’s most prestigious education
Students of Arunachal have been migrating in bigger numbers each year as they look
for more exposure in their search for successful careers. With demands for professional
courses going up each year students prefer travelling to Banagalore, Chennai, and
Delhi etc to continue their studies post their 12th standard.
Lynchpin which has started their exhibitions in 2003 is in its 10th year and is coming
to Itanagar for the very first time. Lynchpin exhibitions are unique because it attracts
some of the most well known names in the education industry and same is the case
this time in Itanagar.
Some of the most well known education institutions in India like Manipal University,
Lovely Professional University, Sharda University are amongst the many who would
be present at the exhibition.
Another unique feature of this exhibition is that at this fair only university officials
would be allowed to participate and no agents and middleman would be allowed to put
up a stall. It has been seen that students and parents sometimes fall prey to these
middleman who make false promises and take huge sums from them on the basis of false
promises. The students and parents can attend the exhibition and talk directly to
officials with the full confidence of getting correct information from them.
Lynchpin verifies the authenticity of these colleges, and on verification, allow
them to put up stalls at these exhibitions. Lynchpin education fairs are the only
fairs in India where such a verification process exists.
Students would have a choice of over one hundred courses both at the undergraduate
and postgraduate level. Besides information on popular programmes like MBBS, MBA,
Engineering, BBA, BCA newer programmes like diplomas in Fashion, Computing and many
such newer professional courses would be available.
Infrastructure dev. should be taken up in planned manner: Welly
Seppa, May 23: Every infrastructural development scheme funded by the State and Central
Govts should be executed in planned manner as per specification, said Health Minister
Addressing a series of public meetings at Baliso and Seijosa recently, Welly advised
the people of the border areas to maintain cordial relations with the people of the
neighbouring states by organizing time to time meet-together during special occasion
and festivals to know each other better.
Welly inaugurated the newly electrified villages under RGGVY at Baliso on May 20
and appealed to the villagers for judicious use of power. He was all praises for
the contractor and Power department for timely completion of electrification work
in the said village.
Responding to a public memorandum, he announced for establishment of Primary Health
Centre at Baliso. Talking about delay in bridge construction over Passo river, he
suggested for formation of a committee comprising students, GBs and PRI members to
actively pursue the authority concerned. The minister said that he was doing whatever
he can for the speedy development of the area. But he reminded the people of the
fact that human wants are unlimited.
Accompanying C.T. Mein, Parliamentary Secretary Environment and Forest during inauguration
of an I B at Pakui, Pakke-Tiger Reserve and wildlife Sanctuary on May 21, Welly appreciated
the efforts of the Sanctuary staff and the NGOs for preservation and protection of
the Wildlife under Pakke-Tiger Reserve. He said that Pakke Tiger Reserve has got
all the potentials for the tourist with the improvement of road from Itakhola to
Earlier on the day, the minister attended the observation of the 21st death anniversary
of the former Prime Minister Late Rajiv Gandhi by Pakke-Kessang Block Congress Committee
and paid floral tributes to the portrait of the departed leader.
Welly also inaugurated rural electrification under RGGVY at Niti-Darlong, 3 RCC classrooms
of Govt. Secondary School Darlong funded under MLA Local Area Development Fund, the
newly constructed Nyari Welly Guest House at Seijosa and an approached road under
SPA. He informed that Rs 21 lakh has been sanctioned under MSDP for girls hostel.
He also inaugurated BDO office, an additional classroom at A-2 Govt. Middle School
and sanctioned two teacher quarters at A-2 Middle school. He also inaugurated Eco-
camp at A-2 and sanctioned scheme for the development of Pakke Jungle Camp Eco Tourism.
Welly also inaugurated water supply shed constructed at a cost of Rs 36.15 lakh including
pipes executed by WRD for jolly village. He appealed to the people to take care of
public property as the Govt. can’t provide fund repeatedly for the same purpose.
Jolly villages comprise of various clans which he termed as mini-Arunachal and was
all praise for their unity and oneness.
Responding to a public memorandum, he sanctioned one Teacher Qtr at Jolly Primary
School and Langka suspension bridge. DIPRO
IEC campaign in Toru circle
ITANAGAR, May 23: The Papum Pare District Water and Sanitation Committee in collaboration
with N N Charitable Society (NNCS) launched an awareness campaign on the IEC component
of TSC under Toru circle on May 21.
Addressing the launching ceremony at Ompuli PWD Inspection Bungalow, NNCS project
officer Techi Ragi Tara called upon the community people to maintain health and hygiene
in everyday life. He said community people should conduct social service to clean
up their surroundings to prevent communicable diseases like diarrhea, cholera and
malaria. The need of the hour is to construct Individual Household Latrine (IHL)
and its proper use for disease free life, he said.
Tamang village GB Changkung Tache expressed hope that the knowledge gained from the
campaign will help the villagers to maintain hygienic life. He also lauded the District
Water Sanitation Committee and NNCS for launching awareness campaign for the benefit
Kenglo village GPM Taba Yatum appealed the authority to implement the scheme under
total sanitation campaign immediately after awareness campaign. She also urged the
ASHAs and Anganwadi workers to bring awareness among the villagers about the need
of maintaining cleanliness.
A Junior Engineer under Toru circle also spoke on the occasion. Large number of
Panchayat leaders and Govt officials participated in the programme. Puppet show titled
‘Alemabu lamtangam Opanyatuju, sangu lamtangam kariklai sangnyatuju’ was the other
highlight of the day.
Gangte Village Sports Club win Intra-district cricket tourney
ITANAGAR, May 23: Gangte Village Sports Club (GVSC) won the VIth Intra-District
Cricket Tournament defeating Nyapin Sports Club by 10 runs in a nail biting final
match via Super over after the match ended in a tie at Nyapin yesterday.
The winner was awarded Rs two lakh along with trophy while the runners up team was
given Rs one lakh.
Kamsha Yangfo was declared as ‘Player of the Tournament while Tech Neri was adjudged
‘Man of the Match’. Both Yangfo and Neri were awarded cash prizes, cups and certificates.
Over 1000 cricket lover of Nyapin town enjoyed the thrilling final match.
Addressing the players in the valedictory function, Arunachal Law Students’ Union
president Tadar Tarish said that winning and losing are part and parcel of sports
and one should not lose heart for losing one or two games. He encouraged players
of both the teams to improve their performance through regular practice. Describing
the importance of games and sports, Tarish urged the parents to encourage their children
to participate in sports besides their academic studies.
Nyapin Anchal chairperson Tadar Lalik said that such tournaments foster unity and
brotherhood among youths beside providing them a platform to expose their sports
Gangni Dolo ASM Tadar Deven also spoke on the occasion.
Sonam inaugurates micro financing company at Naharlagun
ITANAGAR, May 23: Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare
Board Chairman Jalley Sonam has inaugurated the office of the Nana Marketing and
Financial Service Pvt Ltd at G-Extension, Naharlagun this morning.
The NM and FSPL is a private micro financing company being run by a group of six
local youths with an aim to create awareness among people of state in the field of
economic development through micro saving, credit and finance and to ensure the concept
of community inter-dependency for self sustainability.
Speaking on the occasion, Sonam appreciated the youths for their initiative and exuded
hope that such initiative by the unemployed local youths with proper planning would
solve the unemployment problems of state upto some extent. Further, he urged them
to behave properly while dealing with the customers. He said politeness and good
manner is essential to attract more and more customers. However, he cautioned the
youths to be very careful from frauds and cheaters. As an encouragement to the youths,
Sonam opened an account and deposited Rs 50 thousand at NM&FSPL and appealed the
other unemployed youths to come up with such self-employment venture.
Lauding the youths for their initiative, Arunachal Chamber of Commerce Vice President
Dominic Tadar said it is a noble initiative to help the people in saving their hard
He expressed hope that the joint endeavour of youths will benefit the local masses
and urged them to work with sincerity.
Earlier, NM&FSPL Managing Director Techi Siwa Tara gave a detailed information on
the aims and objectives of the company and also informed that more such branches
will be opened in every district of state.
East Siang monitoring committee meets
Pasighat, May 23: District Level Monitoring Committee (DLMC) of East Siang was held
today where all the physical and financial achievements and status of all ongoing
schemes funded under ACA/SPA/NEC/NLCPR/RIDF/ PM's Package/ DoNER/MPLAD/MLALAD were
DC Talem Tapok while welcoming all urged the executing agencies to speed up the
working system so that all the projects and schemes are completed on time to avoid
price escalation. He also instructed them to look after the materials stored in the
work sites so that govt. properties are not lost.
DC wanted that more interdepartmental co-ordination to be developed so that development
works can be taken up smoothly. He appealed to the Power department to gear up their
activities so that the consumers do not face any problem.
Regarding the demands by the members especially the Panchayat leaders for timely
submission of the list of ongoing schemes for proper verification and monitoring
and accommodation facilities for the members those come from fur flung areas, the
DC assured that these will be taken care of in future.
The DC appealed to all the departments to bring any kind of impediments or hurdles
to the notice of the local Administrative Officers and the PRI leaders so that they
are solved locally for faster development works. Zila Parishad chairperson of Y Dabi,
PRI leaders, officers of the executing agencies and other members were present at
the meeting. DIPRO
It is sad and disappointing to know that despite numerous life-threatening kidnapping,
extortion and even murder cases happening in Namsai-Chongkham area, the government
is not taking any step to eradicate the menace, even after knowing fully well where
such perpetrators are originating from.
On one hand, we have a government sending a mammoth contingent of military personnel
to the eastern border to match up to our eastern neighbour and on the other hand,
the same military contingent passes through the reserves of Manabhum and Tengapani
forest and yet do nothing to clear up the pests and rodents that have been threatening
the very core of a human being's basic right; peace and security.
From a layman's standpoint, I ask the government why this military strength cannot
be diverted to Manabhum-Tengapani forest to wipe out this rising face of terror completely,
before it becomes too late to be able to be put under control.
Militancy, crime and terror survives and thrives on the platform of locally fed emotional,
ethnic, social and moral support, necessitated by a common cause to both the militants
and the sponsoring locals.
But in case of Namsai-Chongkham area and the criminals/terrorist sheltering in Manabhum-Tengapani
forests, no such pairing elements exist. Various meetings by the people of Namsai-Chongkham
area concluded with resolutions to ask the government to carry out military operation
within the terror infested Manabhum-Tengapani.
Why is the government not acting, despite the locals' endorsement? Is internal security
not as important as that of safeguarding an international boundary?
It is high time the minister, legislatures and the public leaders of the area do
someting tough to coerce the government into taking decisions that will be favorable.
My request to the government is that do not delay in taking drastic steps. Nip it
in its bud before its tentacles spread out.
Opium and society
The article published on opium menace is very timely and appreciable. British used
Opium to create disunity among North Easterners. Presently, though we have an elected
government, they too are unable to find an amicable solution.
In my opinion, until and unless the local youths shall not be conscious regarding
the menace, no campaign or direction can stop the Mishmis from opium cultivation.
I have been serving in this region for about 15 years and found many opium addicts
and cultivators who agreed that, opium is a menace but they cannot stop taking or
cultivating it as it is a source of economy. I thus believe, by educating the people
some success can be achieved. But destructing their fields is not the solution.
Secondly, the Government can set up some rehabilitation camps in selected areas for
the rehabilitation of addicted people. Proper strategies like consciousness drives/de-addiction
camps/Psychological consultancy services/alternative corps aid/One time financial
assistance for growing corps can bring down the level of danger. Let us hope for
the best. Drugs are never good for our heath.
Mithuns and FND
It is sad to read that mithuns in Chayang Tajo areas are gripped under Foot and Mouth
disease (FMD) epidemic. Although, animal husbandry and veterinary dept has taken
up steps, in order to prevent and reduce such occurrence, more need to be done to
contain further outbreak of the disease in the state. To save the mithuns, there
should be efforts to completely eradicate the problem.
Rajiv Gandhi University
Restrain them from going haywire
I am writing this letter in response to your news article titled - "Tawang awaiting
govt officers", dated May 22nd. It's an open truth that almost every district in
the State faced extortion threats in the month of March and April.
As a matter of fact, you, I and everyone in the State vaguely know who were behind
these enumerable extortion cases.
Especially this year in Tawang, the threats on HODs were more evident. However, the
fact remains that all the coercion demands were from outside not a single one from
Sonam Tenzin, the VP of AAPSU having raised the issue, it's worth giving a buzzer
to the apex students' union that most of the terrorizations were from students and
Through this newspaper, I would like to request the students union to restrain students
from going haywire.
It is worth informing him that there has been volunteered vitalization of public
property by some students in the district on May 18 bandh call. What is incomprehensible,
is a bandh called for the benefit of the people going against its very primary objective.
It's like you are continuously trying to cease problems but yet continuously doing
all the things that will create problems.
In a democratic country every citizen is equally responsible for creating peace and
Wild life and law
Through your daily, I would like draw the attention of our concern authorizes as
well as the concern citizens of twin capital regarding law and order problem. When
we visit our nearest daily markets, we see varieties of wild meat being sold in the
markets. If this is not a law and order problem then what exactly is law and order
Anyways we know our authorities and how it works and what will be its consequence,
so better we the concern citizens of this state stand against the violators of wild
Citizens need to check from where the wild meat comes from and inform the concern
authorities so that action can be initiated.
I personally feel such an act would deter people from selling wild meat. So I urge
all the concern citizens to raise their voice so that we have a safe and healthy
environment for the growth of wild animals. Lastly I would once again request our
concern authorities to show some responsibility towards wild life.
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to know the result of written
exam for the post of UDC and LDC which was conducted by DDSE’s office on April 21-
22. The other districts have already been declared their written results.
I do hope that concern department will declare the result as soon as possible for
free and fair selection of genuine candidates.
They kept their promises
We are very much grateful to East Seppa MLA Tapuk Taku and Bameng MLA and Parliamentary
secretary, PWD, Kumar Waii. Both the dignitaries kept their words towards infrastructure
development for the wellbeing of Seppa Govt College.
While participating at the inaugural function of the Ist ever District Level Teachers
Trophy Tournament at Seppa, MLA Taku had assured to provide college street light.
Now the concern department has started necessary works for providing the same.
Similarly, Waii, who took part in the closing ceremony of the tournament, had fulfilled
his commitment. Now, college ground leveling work will start.
Raj Pao, GS,
Seppa Govt College Students Union
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Calls for protection of world’s oceans
22nd May is observed as the International Day for Biological Diversity, to increase
understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. The theme for this year’s observance
was marine diversity.
Oceans cover almost three-quarters of the surface area of the globe. They are home
to the largest animal known to have lived on the planet,the blue whale, as well as
billions upon billions of the tiniest of microorganisms. From sandy shores to the
darkest depths of the sea, oceans and coasts support a rich tapestry of life on which
human communities rely, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had said in a message to
mark the Day. Yet, despite its importance, marine biodiversity… has not fared well
at human hands,” he added.
According to the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the
survival of marine and coastal ecosystems and biodiversity is essential to the nutritional,
spiritual, societal and religious well-being of many communities, and not just those
in coastal areas. Amongst its findings, it notes that fisheries provide more than
15 per cent of the global dietary intake of animal protein; oceans and coastal areas
provide invaluable ecosystem services, from tourism to protection from storms; and,
minuscule photosynthesizing plants called phytoplankton provide 50 per cent of all
the oxygen on Earth.
The CBD entered into force in December 1993, with three main objectives- the conservation
of biological diversity, the sustainable use of the components of biological diversity,
and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization
of genetic resources.