YINGKIONG, May 12: The Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of MoEF headed by BB Barman,
Director (MoEF) and Member Secretary of EAC visited proposed Sipit Hydor-power project,
proposed Siang stage-II dam to study the feasibility and environmental impact assessment
and to submit report whether the proposed Dams/Hydro-power projects can be constructed
or not, not only in case of Upper Siang but many such projects in other parts of
The other members of the EAC included Dr. H S Kingra, Ex-IFS, Dr. K D Joshi, CIFRI
(Fisheries expert), Dr. NN Rai, Director CWC, Hydrologist. Kaling Tayeng, Secretary
Power, Er. Phuntsok, Chief Engineer (Monitoring Hydro-Power Development) accompanied
the Expert Appraisal Committee team as representatives of State government. The EAC
team after conducting proper and detail assessment and thorough study is likely to
recommend to drop few proposed and on-going medium and small hydro-power projects
over several streams in the Siang basin, rather the Experts Committee members opined
and suggested that instead of constructing several small projects, only a few and
selective big projects would be more beneficial and generate more powers to fulfill
the requirements of the people. The team dropped the tour to Tuting and Mariyang
due to incessant rain and possible blockage of road communication and proceeded to
West Siang. DIPRO
Rain lashes Upper Siang
YINGKIONG, May 12: Incessant rain continues in Upper Siang belt since last few days.
Though there is marginal increase of water volume of Diang river and streams, no
major road blockage and untoward incident have been reported so far till filing of
this report. DIPRO
Rain water damages Tarasso road
ITANAGAR, May 12: A heavy rain has reportedly created havoc and snapped the surface
communication of Tarasso, as road between Tarasso and Balijan was damaged by flash
flood on Sunday. This was informed by the Tarasso Circle Youth Association here today.
In a release, the association informed that due to flash flood, many commuters and
security force are finding it difficult to reach their destination. Drawing the authority's
attention towards the sensitive boundary issue, the association requested to the
concerned department look into matter on priority basis.
Non-functional BSNL tower irks PRI
ITANAGAR, May 12: Network congestion and non-functional BSNL tower is no longer a
new story rather people are overdosed by this plague in Arunachal. In a representation
submitted to BSNL general manager Upper Balijan Constituency Zilla Parishad Member
today urged the BSNL authority to commission the already erected tower at Sangdupota
circle. PRI leader claimed that inspite of repeated pleas, the authority is yet to
commission the tower and it is on brink of defunct, he added.
Re-polling order condemned
ITANAGAR, May 12: Irked with Election Commission of India's decision of re-polling
at 15-Richik under Tali constituency in Kurung Kumey district, Tali-Pipsorang Development
Committee today condemned the ECI saying that election procedure and polling at said
polling station was conducted with free and fair and no violation was reported.
CYO bats for imposition of 144 CrPC
ITANAGAR, May 12: Capital Youth Organization (CYO) today called on Capital Complex
Deputy Commissioner Mige Kamki and requested him to clamp 144 CrPC in the capital
complex during declaration of election result on May 16 to maintain law and order
problem. In its representation CYO opined that Itanagar would witness nuisance of
victory celebration and during the result declaration.
APRVTA EK unit reiterates
revocation of discontinuation order
ITANAGAR, May 12: The All Arunachal Pradesh Resource & Volunteer Teacher Association
(AAPRVTA) East Kameng unit has asked for revocation of discontinuation order passed
on April 1 last.
In its letter submitted to the state project director, SSA, Rajya Mission, it said,
"we have been serving with utmost sincerity. During this period, we have attended
the state level training in Itanagar two-three times sponsored by the state government."
Cancel discontinuation order: AAPMPWA
ITANAGAR, May 12: The All Arunachal Pradesh Multi-Purpose Worker Association (AAPMPWA)
has called for revocation of discontinuation order passed on January 30 last.
In its letter submitted to Secretary Health, detailing about the services rendered
by them it requested to take up the matter with GoI immediately for continuation
of the job and to push for regularization.
Vocational training prog for women empowerment
ITANAGAR, May 12: A two-day vocational training was conducted on agro based and cottage
industry for rural women to support their economic self reliance under the scheme
for empowerment of women on May 8 and 9 at Laptap village, Sagalee ICDS project.
The training was attended by more than fifty village women and Gaon Burahs of the
Resource person SDHO Sagalee S Kumar spoke about agro based and horticulture development
and their economic importance for rural women for their self reliance and economical
D Sharma from department of textile and handicraft spoke about the setting up of
RSS OTC camp concludes
ITANAGAR, May 12: The 20-day officers training camp (OTC) of Rashtriya Swayamsevak
Sangh concluded at Abotani Vidya Niketan, Pachin Colony, Naharlagun today.
Speaking on the occasion, Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission Chairman Ligu
Tacho lauded the efforts of the RSS in smoothening the uninterrupted flow of the
Indian culture and traditions forward. He opined that the Indian civilization is
the only civilization in the world that originated in the distant past and has been
progressing uninterrupted even today.
He reiterated that he is committed to preserving and promoting indigenous faith and
culture of his state in the larger interest of the protection and promotion of Indian
culture. Addressing the swayamsevaks and the well-wishers as the key speaker, Ullas
Kulkarni, Regional Organising Secretary, said that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh
(RSS) should be known by understanding what it does, not by hearing what the others
casually say about it. He added that RSS has been generally seen, reported and even
debated as a group of people working with certain fundamentalist principles and objectives.
He categorically stated that since its inception, the RSS has been continuously working
for instilling positive patriotism among the people, especially the youth to inspire
and prepare them to selflessly work for the country. He further reported Dr Keshav
Balirampant Hedgewar, who founded the RSS, had the clear vision that only the eviction
of the British from the country would not be enough to leading the country forward,
rather it should supplemented with a patriotic population who considers the nation
and its interests above every thing else.
Nabum Ruja, who led the camp as Varg Karyavah presented a brief report of the camp
with details of the objectives of the camp, its participants, resource persons, visitors
and the several programs conducted within the camp.
Among others, Raj Kishore Shah, DIG (ITBP, Kimin), Dr Hui Tag, Assistant Professor
(RGU), Tai Tagak, State BJP President, Dr Joram Anya, Asst Professor and State President,
ABVP, Nido Sakter, Prant Karyavah, RSS, Tadar Kama, president, Arunachal Shiksha
Vikas Samiti, Techi Upen, Asst Professor, Govt. College, Yachuli, Rubberman of Arunachal
Pradesh Ojing Aze, Bengia Augung, Sr Journalist, Dr T Taggu, Arunachal State Hospital
and Tayi Taguu, Under Secretary, Dist, Admn. attended the concluding function.
NHPC donates ambulance to Roing district hospital
ROING, May 12: The Power Developer for 3000 MW Dibang Multi-Purpose Project, NHPC
LTD Roing under its CSR Programme donated a new Tata Sumo ambulance to the District
Hospital, Roing today.
The ambulance would be used as a Mortuary Van by the District Hospital which was
a long felt demand of the District Hospital as it was facing shortage of ambulance
during emergency cases especially to lift the corpse in case of accident.
Sunil Gupta, Chief Engineer, NHPC Ltd Roing handed over the New Tata Sumo Ambulance
to Dr Allok Yirang, DMO Roing in the premises of the District Hospital today.
Among other officials of NHPC and District Hospital, Devendra Kumar, Senior Manager
(finance), Dr L Hanner, ACMO, S R Gupta, Deputy Manager (PR), NHPC, Dr M Basar, DRCHO,
Dr S J Mitapo, RNTCP, Dr L C Deori, Medical Superintendent and Dr O Mega, SMO were
present on the occasion.
It is pertinent to mentioned here that so far the NHPC, Roing has donated three
Tata Sumo Ambulances one each at CHC Hunli and Dambuk, one Dental Chair at District
Hospital, Roing and one Ultra Sound Machine at Parbuk CHC under its CSR programme
to improve the health services in the district. DIPRO
RGU signs pact with University of Missouri on research, academic activities
ITANAGAR, May 12: Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), Rono Hills and University of Missouri
(MU), Columbia, USA inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for research and academic
activities effective immediately.
Dr. Rachob Taba, Registrar, Prof. S K Nayak, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and
Prof. Tana Showren, Coordinator of the Oral Tradition Research Project, Department
of History of Rajiv Gandhi University and Dr. R Bowen Loftin, Chancellor of MU, Dr.
Handy Williamson, Vice Provost for International programs, Dr. Michael J O'Brien,
Dean, College of Arts and Science and Dr. John Zemke, Director, Centre for Oral Traditions
representing the University of Missouri signed the MoU in presence of RGU Vice Chancellor
Prof. Tamo Mibang.
The MoU seeks to promote collaborative research, exchange of research information,
exchange of faculty, exchange of students to carry out research works as well as
to share technical knowhow, especially in the field of Oral Tradition Research.
The agreement will be reviewed every three years to evaluate the progress and the
quality of the cooperation. The agreement may be extended for a period of additional
three year upon the written consent of both the parties.
RGU VC Prof. Mibang termed the signing of the pact a welcome step and congratulated
the Department of History for the historic agreement.
Among others, COE of RGU Prof. R Tamuli, Head Department of History Dr. S.N. Singh,
senior faculty in History Prof. S.K. Singh and Deputy Registrar (Academic) Dr. David
Pertin were present during signing of the MoU.
CS asks Govt depts to cooperate in implementing Municipal laws
ITANAGAR, May 12: Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi while reviewing the implementation
of Municipal laws at a review meeting held in his office on May 6 last sought cooperation
from all departments in implementation of Municipal laws in the state capital and
Pasighat as well.
He called upon the departments to cooperate with the Municipal authorities in implementing
the Municipal laws and appealed the general public for cooperation to make the two
municipalities' clean and safe towns.
The meeting was attended by C P Mansai, Secretary (Law & Judl), Director (UD) and
Chief Town Planner among others.
In the meeting, Mansai informed that Judicial Magistrate is yet to be notified as
Municipal Magistrate for Itanagar and Pasighat Municipalities and assured that the
notification will be issued within one month with the approval of the Gauhati High
Court. While Director (UD) and Chief Town Planner informed that Assistant Town Planner
would be notified as competent officer to file complaints for violation of building
bye laws and violation of town planning laws.
Expressing serious concern over heaps of debris on roads and littering by residents,
the meeting decided that the contractors who spread construction materials and debris
on the road and the residents who throw garbage on public places shall be prosecuted
by the Municipal authorities. Sanitary Inspectors of the Municipality will also be
notified and empowered to file complaints and further decided to set up Helpline
in the Town Planning department to record complaints of unauthorized construction
and violation of building bye laws. DIPR
Anjaw cut off by landslide
HAYULIANG, May 12: Landslides triggered by heavy downpour over the last one week
snapped surface communication to easternmost Anjaw district.
The entire stretch of BRO roads from Hayuliang to Tezu and Hayuliang to Chequenty
(near district headquarters Hawai) witnessed numerous landslides and washing away
of formation cutting and culverts resulting in total disruption of surface communication
since May 8, informed Anjaw ADC Hage Ruja.
Further, threat of flood is looming large in the district as water level in Lohit
river and its tributaries is increasing rapidly due to incessant rain, the ADC informed.
In spite of all odds, the district administration is making all efforts for early
restoration of road communication but continuous mudslide is hampering the restoration
According to BRO sources, the chance of restoration of road communication before
May 16 is very slim. District administration is keeping strict vigilance on the vulnerable/
flood prone areas by activating the district disaster management control room (Nos.
Torrential rain causes erosion, disrupts road link
AALO: The flood at Gapo River triggered by torrential rain for last four days caused
massive erosion on the Aalo-Mechuka road at 145 km point and badly affected the road
The Aalo-Mechuka-Itanagar bound vehicles were stranded on either side of the road
and some of them returned back due to non clearance by BRTF on Sunday. The Circle
Officer who rushed to the spot with officials and ALCs has managed a local log bridge
and constantly monitoring the crossing of men and materials on either side of the
road. The stranded passengers are waiting for the rainfall to stop and restoration
works are likely to be taken up today. DIPRO
Governor in favour of WHS and ALG at Ziro
ITANAGAR, May 12: 'I congratulate the people of Apatani Plateau for having got the
'Apatani Cultural Landscape' enlisted into the Tentative List of UNESCO's World Heritage
status. Raj Bhawan will help in every possible manner and request the State Govt.
to help in preparation of the 'Dossier', said Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt. Gen
(Retd) Nirbhay Sharma to a delegation of Apatani Youth Association (AYA), which called
on him at Raj Bhawan here today.
The 'Apatani Cultural Landscape' has been in the news recently for having made it
to the probable list of the 55 sites selected from across India in the Tentative
List of the World Heritage Sites. Now, a 'dossier' will have to be prepared by the
state Govt. for onward submission to Centre, which in turn will forward it to UNESCO
in Paris. UNESCO finally will decide the sites selected for WHS. The entire process
is expected to take five to eight years.
Terming Ziro as a potential hub of tourism, Governor advised AYA to enlighten the
civil society on the issues concerning tourism. "Civil society is the biggest strength
and they will have to be made aware and sensitized if Ziro is to be promoted at the
international level. Ziro as I hear, is famed for 'Eco-Tourism' and 'Home Stays'
among others. The 'Paddy-cum-Fish Culture' is also a unique practice of Ziro plateau
and I would advise for its patent", he said. Appreciating the efforts of AYA on taking
up environmental related issues and organizing a 'WHS for Ziro Marathon Race' at
Ziro on 19 th of this month with the theme-'TO KNOW PLASTIC, SAY NO TO PLASTIC',
the Governor said that preventing ecological degradation is the need of the hour
for which civil society must be made aware and treated as equal partners on the issue.
He also asked his secretary to request the tourism department to help in successful
conduct of the event.
On the 'Advance Landing Ground' (ALG) at Ziro, the Governor said that landing of
fixed winged aircrafts would benefit all specially the tourists. 'Of the 8 ALG's
in the state, the one at Ziro is one of the best and I want that the project should
be completed on time. For this, I appeal the public to co-operate and let the project
be completed on time'.
On being apprised by AYA president that there was no provision for a 'civilian terminal'
at the present ALG and no further scope of land donation by the locals, the Governor
said that there was a need of vision and people have to make sacrifices in the interest
of future generations. 'We have to learn to make some sacrifices in the larger interest
and for the sake of our future generations', he said. On another alternative request
that the existing IAF Officer's Mess could instead be used for the civilian terminal
on account of acute scarcity of land in the vicinity, the Governor informed that
he will speak to the IAF authority to hammer out a solution in the matter.
On the request of AYA to come and visit the Apatani Plateau, the Governor expressed
happiness and said that he would love to visit the plateau during one of its festivals.
The 5-member AYA delegation led by President Taku Chatung presented a traditional
Apatani shawl to the Governor and had a fruitful half an hour discussion on various
other issues concerning the Apatani Plateau.
Tuki calls upon people to recognize role of nurses in health delivery system
ITANAGAR, May 12: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has extended his greetings to the nursing
fraternity of the state, who are one of the most important organs in providing efficient
health services to the people, on occasion of the International Nurses Day. International
Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence
Nightingale's birth, founder of the modern nursing profession.
In a message this morning, the Chief Minister reflected that the day is an occasion
to celebrate the dedication, importance and contribution of nurses to the health
of a society.
"While it is the doctors who treat a patient it is the nurses who not only help in
the treatment but whole-heartedly contributes to the recovery of the patient both
physically and emotionally," Tuki observed.
Saluting the nurses working in the state, particularly in rural areas without much
facility, the Chief Minister called upon people from all walks of life to recognize
the role of nurses in the health delivery system and give them their due.
"Today is the best occasion to show our respects to the nursing fraternity and resolve
to cooperate with them so that they can continue to serve humanity through one of
the noblest professions of the world," he added.
3 days training for paralegal volunteers begins
ITANAGAR, May 12: A three days paralegal volunteers training was inaugurated by
Justice Manash Ranjan Pathak, Judge Gauhati High Court Itanagar Permanent Bench,
Naharlagun today. The training programme is being organized by the Impulse NGO Network
Meghalaya in collaboration with Athupopo Social Foundation and supported by Arunachal
Pradesh State Legal Services Authority.
The training aims to empower and improve access to justice of marginalized people
in Arunachal Pradesh through Paralegal Volunteers. Their role is to raise awareness
on legal rights, justice delivery systems and legal services among the rural communities
in the state as described by Budi Habung D&SJ cum Member Secretary Arunachal Pradesh
State Legal Services Authority.
Hasina Kharbhih, Chair of Board, Impulse NGO Network said the three days training
will focus on issues relating to legal rights, imparting practical skills through
participatory methods, giving the Paralegal Volunteers the necessary knowledge to
receive, assist and give referral assistance to the rural communities.
After the training, the Paralegal Volunteers will be placed in the field to conduct
awareness programmes in the rural villages on legal rights and create a bridge to
link the community with the justice delivery system procedures.
A handbook was also developed by Impulse NGO Network for the Paralegal Volunteers,
to be used as a guide in awareness building, which was released by the Chief Guest
‘Women backbone of family, society’
ITANAGAR, May 12: Reminding the womenfolk of their duty and responsibilities towards
their family and the society, former Minister Komoli Mossang has suggested them,
especially mothers, to take proper care of their children and keep a constant eye
on their activities.
Addressing the inauguration day of the three days Mahila Sammelan of Arunachal Vikas
Parishad Bordumsa yesterday, Mossang said, "Women are the backbone of family and
society. Without women there is no family or social life."
Explaining the role of women, the former minister appealed to them to help maintain
a peaceful atmosphere at home. She suggested the womenfolk to keep strict eye on
their children so they can't indulge in vulgar and obscene activities in the name
She appreciated the programme and the policy of AVP saying that the workers of AVP
are doing selflessly in far flung areas of the state.
Sikhetang Singpho HGB also addressed the conference and thanked AVP for conducting
such noble and inspiring programme in the area.
Atul Jog, Joint Organizing Secretary of Akhil Bharatiya Vanvasi Kaliyan Ashram highlighted
the activities of AVP in Arunachal Pradesh in the field of health, education, youth
awareness and women empowerment etc.
Yoga, patriotic song, group discussion, cultural programmes etc were held during
Earlier, the conference started with condolence meeting praying almighty to rest
the soul of former minister Newali Tingkhatra in eternal peace.
The concluding function was attended by SN Singpho and narrated her fight and struggle
in bringing her husband back from drug addiction. BK Dubey highlighted the life of
Rani Ma Gaidinlue, a freedom fighter of Nagaland and the role and activities of AVP.
About 275 women delegates from 28 villages and five circles of Tirap Changlang, Lohit
and Lower Dibang Valley districts attended the conference.
Training for counting personnel in various districts going on
ITANAGAR, May 12: As the day for the vote counting is approaching nearer, the district
elections officers of various districts are agog with activities for preparation
and training for counting personnel for error free and peaceful counting of votes
on May 16 next.
The preparations for counting day on May 16 next for simultaneous polls of Parliamentary
and Assembly Election - 2014 began for Papum Pare district. In this connection
a training programme on necessary instructions of ECI on actual counting process
was conducted today at Sidhartha Hall for counting Supervisors, Counting Assistant
and Micro Observers appointed for the purpose. Deputy Commissioner cum District Election
Officer Ashok Kumar briefed the counting officials about their duties and instructions
of ECI directives and rules. He said that counting process is one of crucial part
of whole election process and requested all the staffs to deliver their duties with
utmost sincerity and patience for smooth conduct of counting process.
Mige Kamki Returning Officer 13-Itanagar cum Deputy Commissioner, Capital called
upon the Counting officials to well prepare themselves for counting day and to
ensure proper, systematic and accurate counting. He requested the resource persons
apart from imparting training on counting process, that they should also highlight
on new instructions and directives laid down by Election Commission of India for
He highlighted on detail and elaborates procedure of counting of votes and informed
that Counting of Postal Ballots will be done inside enclosure of Counting Hall and
arrangement have been made so that election agent or counting agent of candidates
should not have access to Postal Ballot counting process. Soon after the Postal Ballot
counting is over, the counting of polled EVMs will resume immediately as per schedule,
he added. He further said that strict care and vigilance must be maintained while
counting the votes and its closure.
During the whole process of counting no cell phones or cameras will be allowed to
carry inside counting hall. He also categorically mentioned that elaborate arrangement
has been made to conduct counting process in more transparent, free and fair manner,
besides giving extra care on security arrangements with 24x7 surveillance of CCTV
cameras at Sidhartha Hall. Movement of Private vehicles in and around the premises
of Sidhartha Hall has also been strictly prohibited till counting process is over,
During the training session officers were briefed on counting of votes, preparing
of results sheets, related aspects of EVMs, tabulation, sealing of records etc were
demonstrated by Master Trainer S. Bowmik and Saha. Altogether 24 counting Supervisors,
24 Counting assistant and 22 Micro Observers and tabulation team appointed for the
purpose attended the training.
2 days training for counting personnel begins
At ROING, two days training for counting supervisors and counting assistants for
the simultaneous counting of both the Assembly Election and Lok Sabha Election on
May 16 begins at Anchal Samiti Hall here today.
Deputy Commissioner cum DEO Roing, Shiv Kumar while overseeing the training programme
has called upon the Counting Supervisors and the Counting Assistants to sincerely
attend the training programme so as to make the counting error and hustle free. He
called for complete adherence to utmost discipline and calm inside the counting hall
as the whole process of counting would be done under the scanner of CCTV cameras
and would also be video graphed which shall be sent to the ECI after the completion
of whole process of election. He further informed that use of mobile/cell phone,
smoking and consumption of tobacco products will be strictly prohibited inside the
counting hall. He briefly explained how the counting process would begin and proceed
on the day of counting. He informed that the counting for 42-Dambuk A/C shall be
counted first followed by 43-Roing A/C and in both the occasion postal ballots will
be counted first. He also informed that the separate training for counting of Postal
Ballots and Micro-Observers shall also be conducted. He also directed all the counting
supervisors, counting assistants and micro-observers to report to the counting hall
sharp at 0500 hrs in the morning and the counting will begin sharply at 0800 hrs
on May 16 at VKV Auditorium Hall.
T Tado, PD (DRDA) imparted the training on how to verify and count the postal ballots
while Abu Saring, DAEO dealt on counting of votes through EVMs. EVM Ground Team headed
by Mishra, JE (Power) demonstrated the counting through EVM. It was also informed
that in case of any technical defects on EVM while counting, the matter must be reported
to the RO and he will sort out the problem as per the ECI guidelines in presence
of Election Observer and candidates/election/counting agents in ROs Table.
Apart from Counting Supervisors and Counting Assistants, Micro-Observers and administrative
officers viz. W Tikhak, ADC cum ARO, Komling Tayeng, SDO Roing, Mary N Taloh, CO
(Election) and H Hailyang, DSP were present in the training programme.
It is also to informed here that the Roing to Anini Road is blocked for the last
three days due to rise of Deopani River water caused by incessant rain. Due to the
road blocked many counting officials like Micro-Observers which are supposed to go
to Anini for election duty are stuck at Roing.
Final training for counting officials conducted
At CHANGLANG, the final training for the Counting Supervisors, Counting Assistants
and Micro-Observers who will be engaged for counting of the votes polled in the simultaneous
Lok Sabha and State Legislative assembly election on May 16th next was conducted
here at DC's conference hall, Changlang today.
Terming the counting process as Zero error process, Changlang Deputy Commissioner
Chanchal Yadav urged them all to deliver their duties with utmost sincerity. She
insisted the counting supervisors to meticulously see while noting down the data
in form 17C to ensure that the data is correct. She asked them to have hands on training
to operate the voting machine.
To ensure counting process free of all disturbances she strictly prohibited the officers
and officials engaged in election duty from bringing cell phones in the counting
hall premises on the counting day.
The DC informed that counting of postal ballot will be finished first and then the
votes recorded in EVMs. She asked Nodal Officer, EVM to ensure that the EVMs are
serially distributed to the counting tables.
Regarding the used EVMs she was confident that all the machines are in good status,
however she asked the counting supervisor to refer to the respective RO in case of
finding any operational problem with the machines.
RO, Miao Isha Khosla imparted the training on counting process through Power Point
Presentation and video show.
Master Trainer, P Jerang, PD also spoke on the occasion and gave tips for error free
counting process to the trainees.
Later, the DEO, Changlang convened a meeting with candidates and Election Agents
of all contesting candidates of the five constitutions in the district and precisely
made them aware of the latest rules of counting procedure issued by the Election
Commission of India and sought co-operation from all for peaceful conduct of counting
process. Superintendent of Police, Vijay Kumar briefed the security arrangement in
the premises of the counting hall on the counting day.
DEO seeks cooperation of Political parties
At AALO, in a meeting held with candidates and representative of all political parties
at DC's Conference Hall here today, the West Siang District Election Officer M K
Sahoo gave a detail briefing on counting procedures and sought the people's cooperation
for successful counting of votes for Parliamentary and Assembly election as per the
guideline laid down by ECI.
He appealed the members of the political parties to keep trust on election machinery.
Security will be tightened and layers of security will be there to regulate entry
into the counting halls and parties should cooperate with the police personnel, he
said. Traffic movement and parking of vehicles will be regulated and he appealed
the people to bear with any kind of difficulties on the day of counting. No mobile
set will be allowed inside the counting hall and dissemination of information is
not allowed from the counting hall as round wise announcement will be made through
PA system. He also disclosed that 15th to 17th May will be declared as dry day to
ensure law and order problem and no victory procession will be allowed after the
result. The beauty of democracy lies in accepting the mandate of people and no untoward
incident should take place after the result to give bad reputation of the district.
Taking part in the discussion, the Superintendent of Police, Rajesh Kumar said that
patrolling will go on round the clock with video recording on any bad element and
appealed the political parties to share rumors doing the round with him at his given
number. He also elaborated on traffic diversion, regulation and parking on the day
The candidate and representative of all political parties also put their views and
suggestions before the DEO for redressal.
2nd phase training for counting personnel held
At ZIRO, the 2nd phase training for counting personnel was held today at Abotani
Attending the training General Observer, Assembly Election Nawal Kishore said that
the counting is a process that requires utmost patience. He urged the trainees to
clear their doubts regarding the counting procedure.
RO 16 Yachuli and 17 Ziro Hapoli KM Uppu advised the counting officials to avoid
any kind of arguments with the counting agents of the various political parties.
He further said that any discrepancies will be sorted out at the RO table and unwanted
movements inside the counting center should also be minimized.
A demo of the entire counting process was demonstrated by the master trainers and
the trainees were given hands on training on tabulation of the data entered in the
Elaborate arrangement for the counting day has been made. Security has been tightened
in and around the counting centre. DIPROs
East Siang for successful implementation of Health Insurance scheme
PASIGHAT, May 12: 'Health an implicit right under constitution' stated the East Siang
Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava while interacting with the officers, leaders
and insurance personnel of 'New India Assurance (NIA) Co. Ltd' in a consultative
meeting held today in the Siang Guest House conference hall to chalk out the final
plan to implement the Health Insurance Scheme, launched in the state on Feb 20 last.
Among others, ZPC Kaling Dai, Chief Councilor (PMC) Denong Tamuk, Dr. Kabang Lego
JDHS, Dr. D Bagra DMO, medical officers, municipal councilors, PRI leaders and insurance
personnel of NIA were present.
In her address to the house, the DC said, it is a unique scheme which provides financial
protection to the families living in the state upto Rs. 2 lakhs in a year for the
treatment of serious ailments requiring hospitalization and surgery. According to
her, illness represents a threat to the people's earning and poor families often
ignore it because of lack of resources, fearing wage loss, or wait till the last
moment when it's too late. Ignoring the treatment may lead to unnecessary suffering
and death. Even if they decide to get the desired health care it consumes their savings,
forces them to sell their assets or cut other important spending like children's
education, she added. To avoid such tragic outcomes the scheme was launched and every
family can avail cashless hospitalization (upto Rs. 2 Lacs per annum) through a smart
card in any of the empanelled hospitals located in Arunachal Pradesh, Guwahati, Dibrugarh,
Jorhat, Tezpur, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai and Vellore,
informed Srivastava. She exhorted all the councilors, PRI leaders and GBs to extend
co-operation for successful enrolment of beneficiaries for the scheme.
ZPC Kaling Dai, Chief Councillor Denong Tamuk, JDHS Dr. K Lego, DMO D Bagra and Dr.
Arun Borgohain, Regional Manager (NIA) and their team members who were present in
the house, discussed about the enrolment process and preparation of smart card etc
so that the scheme could be implemented at the earliest possible in true spirit.
If exit polls are to be believed Narendra Modi is set to become the next Prime Minister
of country as BJP and its allies are forecast to sweep to a parliamentary majority
in the world's biggest ever election. India's staggered voting, spread over five
weeks to reach the country's 815 million voters and move security forces around its
varied terrain, ended this evening at 6 PM. Actual results are due on May 16. Research
group C-Voter predicted 289 seats for the National Democratic Alliance headed by
the BJP, with just 101 seats for the alliance led by the Congress party, which would
be the ruling party's worst ever result.
Another poll, by Cicero for the India Today group, showed the NDA hitting between
261 and 283 seats. A majority of 272 is needed to form a government, although that
is often achieved with outside support from regional parties. While for now exit
polls is showing clear edge for BJP and its allies, one cannot jump to conclusion
so early. Several national exit polls over-estimated the BJP's seat share in the
last two general elections in 2004 and 2009. The ruling Congress party went on to
form coalition governments on both occasions virtually negating the exit poll prediction.
Whole nation is waiting patiently for May 16, when country’s fate will be decided.
---- Readers Forum ----
Mechuka is land of hidden treasure
This is with reference to the news item published on 10th May 2014 under the headline
"New catfish species Creteuchiloglanis Payjab found" at Mechukha.
Firstly we want to congratulate the entire team of ICTHOLOGIST department from Rajiv
Gandhi University for discovering new catfish species called CRETEUCFIILOGLANIS PAYJAB.
The credits goes to entire team led by Prof. DN Das of Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU)
which included Dr. Achom Darshan Singh, Rashmi Dutta, Akash Kachari, and Budhin Gogoi.
We on the behalf of All Libo Ramo Bokar Students' Union (ALRBSU) would like to extend
thanks to entire team of RGU for your kind efforts and selecting such areas which
is unexplored. Mechukha subdivision is rich in flora and fauna. Your team is the
first to reach there and find out the new species of catfish. We know how much suffering
your team had to face while travelling in remote areas. Appreciation goes to your
team for patience and dedication.
We want to request the concerned department to kindly correct the local name of catfish
called Creteuchiloglanis Payjab. The correct name of the fish "PAYJAB" is used by
BOKAR,RAMO and LIBO of Mechukha Subdivision and not by Memba tribe as mentioned in
the news report. Infact Memba call it "NYABE". PAYJAB is found all over Yomgo River
(Siyom River) at Manigong,Pidi, Tato and Mechukha.
Lastly we want to request various other departments to came to Mechukha Subdivision
and explore the hidden paradise. We want to request Botany Department of RGU to kindly
study the medicinal plants found in our areas like Ophiocordyceps sinsensis of fungi
kingdom and genesis name Ophiocordyceps sinensis, Genseng plants , Genus Rhodiola
Rosa, (CRASSULACEAE). We expect more department of RGU to come Mechuka in near future
to explore the hidden paradise.
Arunachalee girl’s are lucky enough
The tragic story of Nigeria where more than 200 school girls was abducted on 14th
April by heavily armed Boka Haram Islamist militant is beyond our imagination and
a very horrible situation. Boko Haram which translates as "western education is sin"
is against the women's education. Its leader Abubaker Shekar criticized the female
students for being taught "western education". There are still many places in the
universe where girls are banned from going to school. But thank god that our place
is not one of them. We are given equal opportunity to be educated. This is reflected
in the university also where number of girls outnumber the number of boys. Now world
powers including the United States and China have joined in the search operation.
So, I would like to request my beloved denizens of the states to support them through
your prayer. Lets us join our hand and pray for Nigeria.
Kindly ponder on this line "What if it was your daughter, sister, niece, cousin?
What would you do?"
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