ITANAGAR, May 30: Taking serious note on reported rampant illegal connections of
electrical pump motor by residents in the Capital Complex the department of Public
Health Engineering has decided to kick-start eviction drive from June 10, 2014. During
the eviction drive identification of illegal connection, house hold survey of consumers
to ascertain the water requirement and naming & marking ring well and bore well will
be also conducted, a release added.
CMEO writes to CEO against unauthorized constructions
ITANAGAR, May 30: Chief Municipal Executive Officer (CMEO) Itanagar Municipal Council
(IMC) Bokar Basar in a letter to the Chief Estate Officer (CEO) urged him to take
necessary steps and conduct eviction drive against haphazard and unauthorized construction
of culverts, drains and other structures on roadside in public places under various
municipal wards in capital region.
“Councillors apprised me to initiate with you for verification of the sites under
various wards and take necessary step and conduct eviction drive,” said Basar in
his letter adding the councillors assured to cooperate with administration in public
The letter said unauthorized and haphazard constructions of shops, gumtis besides
construction of culverts in many markets and sector areas under various IMC wards
for last couple of months has created great inconvenience to public.
Haphazard construction of private hume pipe drain up to the culvert points of roads
in the market areas by individuals also caused obstruction of rain water flow, the
letter said. Huge public properties have been damaged by the overflowed rain water
yesterday night in G-Extn Market Naharlagun, Basar, who visited the area along with
Councillor Tarh Kunia Councillor today informed.
Restoration of power supply sought
ITANAGAR, May 30: All Palin, Chambang, Yangte, Gangte & Tarak-Langdi Students Union
today sought an early restoration of power supply in their areas. In a letter submitted
to the Executive Engineer Power Sangram Division union claimed that electricity line
has been disrupted in Palin town due to break down of transformer. It also stated
that similar situation is being faced by Yangte circle adding that there is an urgent
need of installation of transformer for uninterrupted power supply in the circle.
Union added that RGGVY connected to Chambang Gangte and Tarak Langdi was also partially
damaged by strong gale on April 20 last.
International Museum Day celebrated
ITANAGAR, May 30: The International Museum Day was celebrated at Mysore by Indira
Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya from 18th to 22nd May. To mark the occasion,
five days North Eastern Tribal and Folk Art workshop was also organized. Nyayir Riba
and Yake Pabin represented Arunachal in the said workshop. The two participants demonstrated
the process of weaving traditional Gale. Both of them were issued certificates for
Workshop on cane, bamboo design held
ITANAGAR, May 30: A design and technical development workshop on cane and bamboo
at Rehabilitation cum-training centre at Khemlee village under Sagalee circle was
conducted by N.N. Charitable Society (NNCS) Sagalee. The 15 days training programme
was inaugurated by Akan Regon, EAC Sagalee on Monday last.
Handicraft Promoter Officer from Handicraft Marketing and Service Extension Centre
Naharlagun, Panchayat leaders, Gaon Burahs, youths, and public of the area also attended
the programme. Altogether 30 trainees are taking part in the workshop.
Regon in his address, suggested the trainees to get maximum benefit through it saying
that it would help them to earn livelihood in near future.
Handicraft Promoter Officer from Handicraft Marketing and Service Extension Centre
Naharlagun called upon the trainees to get optimum knowledge from the training so
that they may be able to engage in productive work on handicraft items for their
The successful entrepreneur will be provided marketing supports through exposure
visit etc which will be arranged by Development Commissioner, Handicraft Ministry
of Textile, Govt. of India New Delhi, a release added.
Awareness camp on legal education and women rights held
AALO, May 30: One-day intensive training camp on legal education, legal service authority,
Lok Adalat, Consumer Protection Act and Arunachal Pradesh Victim Compensation Schemes,
2011 was organized here on May 28 last.
The Legal Volunteer of West Siang District, Hoksum Ori imparted the training.
Highlighting the main objective behind the training, resource person Hoksum Ori said
that as an NGO and member of the District Legal Service Authority and Consumer Protection
Redress Cell of the district it is her duty to highlight the womenfolk on various
issues and rights of the women. She also said that it is always important to acquaint
with various laws that are enacted for the welfare of the women.
The President WSWWS Marbom Bagra and host of women from the society and colony took
enthusiastic part in the day long training. DIPRO
State await a full ministry as Congress dilemma continues
ITANAGAR, May 30: The infighting within the Congress is out in open as Nabam Tuki
is yet to form his council of ministers even though two weeks have passed since he
took oath as Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh for the second time on May 18. According
to a source, the Congress High Command in Delhi is yet to approve the names of the
probable ministers which have been forwarded from Itanagar.
Kalikho Pul, Chowna Mein, Pema Khandu, Jarkar Gamlin, Wangki Lowang, Lombo Tayeng,
Honchun Ngandam, Kumar Waii, Takam Pario, Gojen Gadi, Komlong Mossang, Tanga Byaling,
Tapang Taloh features in the list of probable ministers. The ministry however has
to consist of 12 names including the Chief Minister himself.
The dilemma for the All India Congress Committee (AICC) is that two opposing groups
within the Congress party in Arunachal have proposed the names of their own candidates.
The source adds that if the AICC clears the list tonight, a full ministry is scheduled
to be formed on Saturday evening. However, if the AICC is unable to take a decision
this evening, the wait is likely to be a bit longer.
Some civil society organisations have demanded that PDS scam tainted names be kept
out of the Tuki ministry. It remains to be seen whether they actually will be kept
out. Atleast 3 names fall in the tainted list.
The probable names for the Speaker are Jomde Kena and Nabam Rebia. The fact that
the AP Legislative Assembly will meet from June 2-4, doesn’t help the Congress with
Bharatiya Janta Party and People’s Party of Arunachal as formidable opposition.
On the other hand, BJP is yet to choose a name to lead the party at the Legislative
Assembly. Tamio Taga, however remains the top favourite as the Party is meeting in
Itanagar with the arrival of Sudhanshu Mittal, party In charge and Central Observer
on May 29 from Delhi. The PPA have already chosen Pasang Dorjee Sona as their leader.
Dolo sworn-in as pro-tem Speaker
ITANAGAR, May 30: Kameng Dolo, a senior member of the Sixth Legislative Assembly
of Arunachal Pradesh has been sworn-in as the Pro-tem Speaker today. The Governor
of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma administered the oath to the Pro-tem
Speaker in a simple but impressive function at Raj Bhawan here.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, former Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong, hosts of former ministers
and MLAs attended the function. Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi along with senior officers
including those from the State Legislative Assembly were present on the occasion.
The Pro-tem Speaker will perform the duties of the office of the Speaker until the
Speaker is chosen by the Assembly. He will administer the oath to newly elected MLAs
during the first session of the Sixth Legislative Assembly which is starting from
2nd June 2014. After the newly elected MLAs are sworn in, the Legislators will elect
the Speaker and Deputy Speaker.
AAPSU team visits RGGP campus, demands eviction drive against land encroachment
ITANAGAR, May 30: A team of All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) today visited
Rajiv Gandhi Govt Polytechnic (RGGP) campus here and interacted with the staffs and
students regarding the ‘ongoing massive land encroachment.’ The college campus is
being threatened under heavy land encroachment and some portion of its boundary wall
has been destroyed and the public are trespassing through the campus causing disturbances
to the academic environment of the college, the AAPSU observed.
“It has also been noticed that the canteens in and around the campus are providing
alcohol and tobacco which is totally unacceptable since its causing health hazardous
to the students as well as creating nuisance around academic campus,” AAPSU said
in a release.
AAPSU condemned the land encroachers and asked them to leave the college campus for
the interest of our students’ and society as whole. “Persons those involved in the
encroachment against polytechnic college are heartless and authority should give
them a serious punishment. As we know that Arunachal Pradesh does not have enough
educational infrastructures, so to protect and preserve some of its institutions
shall be the top priority of AAPSU.” Thus it appeals the rest of the state to cooperate
in its movement.
“The concerned authority must evict the occupants within a week or else it would
face democratic action, because such unjustified practice done by anyone in the society
is not tolerable”, demands AAPSU.
Meanwhile, Students Union of Rajiv Gandhi Govt Polytechnic (SURGGP) today demanded
the authority to find out permanent solution to encroachment problem, sanction a
financial package for proper construction of boundary wall of the Polytechnic and
for an alternate road to the institute. The Union said that authorities should take
steps for solution to the problems within a month, else it threatens to agitate.
The main reason for the encroachment is “inadequate construction of campus boundary
wall,’ the Union said and appealed to the state Govt. to release a special package
for the construction of the campus boundary wall at the earliest. Meanwhile SURGGP
lauded All Papumpare District Students’ Union, AAPSU and land management department
for visiting the polytechnic and hoped for permanent solution to the encroachment
NHPC distributes computers to capital based schools
ITANAGAR, May 30: The Regional Office, NHPC Ltd Itanagar under Corporate Social
Responsibility and Sustainable Development Scheme today distributed 5 computers and
2 laptops to Holy Cross Secondary School Itanagar and 7 computers and sports item
to Govt. Higher Secondary School Itanagar.
The Deputy Commissioner Itanagar Capital Complex Mige Kamki while distributing these
materials expressed hope that such a noble gesture of NHPC would help in providing
better education to the students. He also advised the students to work hard with
sincerity and dedication to succeed in life. Lauding the effort of NHPC, he asked
the students to make full utilization of such opportunities. Along with the DC, the
Executive Director of NHPC also distributed the materials to the schools. The school
management in turn expressed their gratitude for such good will gesture of NHPC towards
the educational institution.
Official teams formed for TAH compensation assessment
ZIRO, May 30: Lower Subansiri district Deputy Commissioner K M Uppu in a meeting
held at his conference hall here yesterday constituted three teams - one each for
Yachuli, Ziro and Raga circles, to effectively carry out compensation assessment
of private/public properties falling under three circles for construction of Trans-
Arunachal Highway (NH-229).
This part of the Trans Arunachal Highway from Potin-Old Ziro to Bopi covers a distance
of 157.70kms. The assessment will commence from June 02 for Yachuli circle, June
9 for Ziro and June 16 for Raga circle. The teams for t4he assessment process have
been instructed to complete the work by July 31.
The teams shall report to the concern ADCs. The ADCs were further instructed to personally
supervise the assessment process. They were also authorized to utilize the team beyond
office hours and holidays depending upon the demand of the works.
The ECC&ECI Pvt Ltd was asked to carry out photography and videography of the entire
assessment process and also asked to submit the records to the DC office daily.
Chairing the meeting DC Uppu also insisted on submission of assessment report sheet
of the day compiled by all the allied departments, certified by DLRSO, Ziro and AE
(PWD Trans- Highway) and countersigned by the concerned ADCs on every day of the
Since a good connectivity can give a jumpstart to development, Uppu exhorted all
the officers/officials to sincerely perform their assigned tasks to speed up the
assessment and the compensation part. DIPRO
Capacity building training for AGs under KSY held
PASIGHAT, May 30: Department of Women and Child Development under Kishori Shakti
Yojana (KSY) scheme organized a day-long capacity building training for adolescence
girls today at Paklek community hall which was participated by hundreds of girls
and Anganwadi workers of Jarku Muriline and Paklek area.
Dr. T Gao (DRCHO), Dr. Runi Tasung (SMO) and Advocate Mopi Dey imparted the training
program as resource-persons.
Speaking on the occasion, Ponung Ering Angu, Deputy Director (DD) of ICDS Cell, Pasighat
said the scheme is a redesign of the already existing adolescent girls’ scheme being
implemented as a component under the centrally sponsored Integrated Child Development
Services (ICDS) Scheme. According to DD Angu, the broad objectives of the programme
was to improve the nutritional, health and development status of adolescent girls,
promote awareness of health, hygiene, nutrition and family care to become productive
members of the society. Under KSY, adolescent girls are offered non-formal education
in life education aspects including physical, developmental and sex education, she
Dr. Gao (DRCHO) spoke on ill effects of early marriage, motherhood and child care.
He presented ante-natal and neo-natal care, low health status and nutritional anemia
and importance of Iron Folic Acid etc through power-point presentation.
Dr. Runi Tasung (SMO) elaborated on common diseases of adolescent girls- its cure
and prevention, STDs/general health care, HIV/AIDS, TB, Hap-B and other emerging
diseases posing public health problem while Advocate Mompi Dey highlighted on ‘Right
to protection from sexual abuse’, Right to education’, ‘Right to protection from
exploitation’ and provisions of protection of children from sexual offences Act,
2012, provisions of juvenile justice Act, protection of women from domestic violence
Act, 2005 etc.
Earlier, CDPO Onyok Panyang in his keynote address, briefed on physical and psychological
development of adolescent girls, social responsibilities and role and activities
of various woman organizations in the state. He also focused on importance and needs
of vocational education, income generation trainings and shared his views on women
empowerment, national integration and communal harmony stating that KSY is viewed
as a holistic initiative for the development of adolescent girls. DIPRO
Educational department reviews schemes in Lower Subansiri
ITANAGAR, May 30: A review meeting of department of education, Lower Subansiri district
was held at Ziro today. All the Block Education Officers and the district coordinators
for Pedagogy, Inclusive Education, Community Mobilization, Mid-Day-Meal, Saakshar
Bharat and RMSA presented power-point presentations highlighting various achievements
under these flagship programmes.
Speaking on the occasion DDSE Yumlam Tana informed the Deputy Commissioner Krishna
Mohan Uppu about the various problems pertaining to implementation of the various
schemes and programmes of the department. He also stressed on the rationalization
of transfer and posting of teachers for the new academic session -1014-15 as top
most priority for the department in the district.
K M Uppu advised the officials of the department to develop their competence in computer
knowledge and skills in order to improve their functional expertise as intervention
He also stressed on proper and judicious implementation of schemes. He observed that
it is very difficult to monitor and supervise the implementation of these programmes
as all these interventions are sanctioned in various small components and therefore,
it is imperative for the field functionaries of the district to be sincere and proactive
in the discharge of their respective duties. He assured his full cooperation to the
Efforts on to make Ziro plastic free
ZIRO, May 30: In a follow up action of the District Administration’s initiative for
a plastic-free Ziro Valley a checking drive was conducted in and around Ziro Hapoli
The drive was organized by Apatani Youth Association in collaboration with the District
Administration to restrict shopkeepers/ hoteliers etc from using plastic bags, tumblers
and plates and hundreds of plastic items were seized. Offenders were strictly warned
of legal actions. Town magistrate cum CO Tama Yajum, was accompanied by AYA president
Taku Chatung, Publicity Secretary Narang Samo, Sanitary Inspector Pema Wangchhen
, AGS Hapoli Bazaar Committee and members from Ngunu Ziro in the checking drive.
Earlier a Task Force Committee (TFC) was constituted headed by CO (Jud-cum town Magistrate)
as Chairman, along with officials of DUDA, Police, Bazaar Committee and NGOs as members.
The TFC would monitor effective implementation of sanitation programs in the Ziro
Hapoli Township, which includes a complete ban on selling and using plastic bags.
This TFC would also ensure that biodegradable and non-biodegradable materials are
segregated for recycle, restrict dumping of plastic materials in drains and compounds
and littering of building construction materials along the road side drains. With
the entire Ziro Valley in euphoria, as enlisted in the tentative list of the World
Heritage Site, the Deputy Commissioner KM Uppu is leaving no stones unturned to ensure
its place in the final list of WHS. He insists on clean and green Ziro. Know Plastics
for no plastics is the buzz line in the Ziro Valley. DIPRO
DC office bids farewell to EAC Naharlagun
ITANAGAR, May 30: A small farewell function was organized today in the Office of
the Deputy Commissioner, Itanagar Capital Complex Mige Kamki in honour of Taw Tara
EAC Naharlagun who retires tomorrow upon attaining superannuation. Terming Tara as
a very liberal and honest officer who has always worked for the welfare of people,
the DC further said that it is a privilege to get a chance to work till retirement.
The DC further asked him to continue his good work in the society and provide guidance
to the younger generation. Tara recalling his working years as the golden period
said that one should never lose hope as hope keeps everything alive. Later, the DC
asked all the staffs to cooperate with Tara so that no official works of him are
kept pending and also assured every help from his side. Many officers and staffs
spoke about their association with Tara.
Tara first joined the APCS in the year 1992 as Circle Officer in Ksimyong in Changlang
district. Earlier, he had served the Statistics department in various capacities
as Field Investigator, Sub Inspector and Inspector Statistics. Tara is originally
from Pitapool village in Yazali circle in Lower Subansiri district and belongs to
the Nyishi Tribe. DIPRO
ATMA expert visits Yingkiong
YINGKIONG, May 30: ATMA Monitoring and Evaluation team from Agriculture Finance Corporation
India Ltd (AFCIL) Eastern Regional Centre Kolkata headed by Dr. S Battacharjee, senior
consultant paid a two day visit to Yingkiong on May 28 and 29 last.
During his visit Dr. Battacharjee had an interactive session with the Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chairman
G B, ATMA Dr. Tariq Thomas and ATMA allied department officers comprising DAO, DHO,
DVO, DFDO, DDI, ADTH, Block technology Team, all ADOs and progressive farmers, SHGs
in the D.C's Conference Hall.
During the interactive session subject expert Dr. Battacharjee highlighted about
ATMA and its role in the district.
The ATMA allied members in presence of the DC-cum-Chairman of the ATMA General Body
after having got threat bare discussion with the subject expert has adopted a resolution
for proper, effective and smooth functioning of ATMA activities in every block of
Earlier the Monitoring and Evaluation Team, Dr. Battacharjee along with ATMA allied
department officers visited and inspected ATMA Projects/ Schemes executed by the
respective departments like weaving, handloom, vegetable cultivation implemented
by Bentuk Women SHG, Piggery of D. Jijong, Poultry farm of Tirsa Tayeng at Kyapong,
fish pond of Onyok Tekseng and Alo Miyu at 3 km away from Yingkiong and Mulberry
plantation garden at Kyapong all under Yingkiong Block.
The monitoring and evaluation activities concluded at Haleng village with full participation
of the progressive farmers and SHGs of the village.
In his concluding remarks Dr. Battacharjee appreciated team spirit activities and
dedication of the ATMA allied group officers and official and advised them to impart
trainings to progressive farmers and SHGs which should be followed by demonstration
and stated that every ATMA activity is a team work which the ATMA allied group should
Changlang reviews monsoon preparedness
CHANGLANG, May 30: Changlang Deputy Commissioner Chanchal Yadav instructed the key
departments of Changlang district to take necessary precautionary measures to prevent
the possible negative effects of monsoon in the district.
Addressing a co-ordination meeting on District Disaster Management here yesterday
she stressed all the Department Heads to prepare their own departmental crisis management
and evacuation plan immediately.
While reviewing the monsoon-preparedness activities done by the various departments
in the district she instructed DMO, Changlang to keep adequate stock of necessary
medicines and a medical team ready to respond quickly. She asked her to make evacuation
plan of the district hospital and give drills to the medical staff and nurses.
Stating that the communication cut off may be a major problem, she cautioned PWD,
RWD and Highway department to keep the roads through and be ready to restore immediately
in case of blockage due to natural calamity. She alerted the department of hydro-power
and electricity to be prepared to provide alternative power supply in important areas
and for immediate restoration. Showing concern over the hazards in Changlang township
area in the form of big trees she instructed DFO, Changlang to survey those trees
and do the needful to mitigate the possible effects.
Speculating the outbreak of waterborne diseases she asked department of PHED to keep
Chlorine tablets ready in the flood affected areas under Bordumsa, Diyun and Miao
The Deputy Commissioner instructed all the departments to carry out damage assessments
immediately and ensure to submit the report within 2-3 days. She also instructed
Principal, Rang Frah Government College, Changlang and Govt Hr Sec School, Changlang
to organise mock drills on safety measures amongst the students.
The Superintendent of Police Vijay Kumar, who is also Nodal Officer, Disaster Management
appealed all and sundry to report the nearest police station immediately in case
of any natural disaster. He informed that the in charge all the police post have
been sensitised to carry out search and rescue operation in case of natural calamity.
He urged the departments who are included in task force to have vulnerability mapping
prepared. Commanding Officer, 4 Assam Rifles Col Ashwini Kumar who also represented
42 AR informed that two teams of Assam Rifles are ready and stationed at Margherita
and Maio to carry out search and rescue operation in case of flood. He said that
he is ready to extend helping hands in terms of man, machine and equipments. He further
informed that in every post of AR nursing staffs is posted with minimum required
medicines whose service can be availed if required.
Earlier, District Disaster Management Officer, D Khandu deliberately explained the
contents of District Disaster Management Plan of the district through power point
Growing drug abuse, poor road condition dominate coordination meeting in West Siang
AALO, May 30: Various key issues including road condition, drainage system, growing
drug abuse among the youth and law and order problem in West Siang district were
discussed thread barely in a coordination meeting convened by district administration
with HoDs, public leaders, youth organizations, Bazar and Sector Secretaries at DC's
Conference hall here on May 28.
Special emphasis was laid on growing drug abuse among the youth and consequent law
and order problem within Aalo town.
Initiating the discussion, Deputy Commissioner M K Sahoo said that issues are manifolds
but administration and police cannot bring an end to all problems unless societal
effort and cooperation is lent to contain these growing problems. Youth force is
the future of the district and their career cannot be spoilt due to growing problem
of drugs abuse in the distinct. Parental care and awareness campaign in the form
of games and sports, discourse and lectures should be organized in schools and colleges
on the ill affect of drugs in collaboration with army, ITBP from time to time. Specific
locations of drugs peddlers and their activities should be intimated to administration
and police so that prompt action can be taken to nab all culprits.
Speaking on the occasion Doi Ado, Ex-Minister, Adv.Tumken Bagra, Kenbom Bagra Bazar
Secretary, Deba Loya, public leader, Kento Ete, Ex-Minister and others pinpointed
alarming situation on drug abuse and related law and order problem. Physical attack
on innocent shop keepers is a recent development and no amount of leniency should
be shown to drug peddlers and addicts.
Poor drainage and road condition, street lights, fogging in township, temporary rehabilitation
camp for drug edicts and encroachment in sensitive locations like medical and school
establishments, parking of vehicles, activation of police bits in sensitive locations,
etc were brought for discussion in the meeting.
Dr. B. Kamki DMO, Tomi Doke DDSE, Oni Padun Circle officer, Er. Degjum Lona AE
PWD, Nyali Bagra UPO also gave detail deliberations on departmental activities taken
up by them and problems faced by them like shortage of manpower, funding from Govt.
etc. in executing and exercising over their works. They also sought cooperation of
the leaders and public in their endeavor to work in the general interest of the public.
Through your esteemed daily, we on behalf of Papum Pare District BJP unit would like
to bring to the notice of the state Govt. that National Highway 52A is becoming an
accident prone area. Today a Scorpio vehicle fell down from NH 52A and two families
miraculously escaped from the accident as vehicle fell just few mtrs away from their
house on NH 52 A between Itanagar and Naharlagun. The driver of the vehicle also
escaped from the trap of death. It is a God’s mercy on them.
If proper protection measures were provided in the said portion, the accident could
have been averted. But condition of the roads of our state capital is not that of
21st Century. Anyone can say that present road condition is like those of 18th century
and may be even older. If the said scorpio had fallen over the roofs of the two houses
than result could have been worse. The persons residing near NH are also family members
of the govt, who had given them the power to lead through their voting rights. As
such, they all have equal rights as compare to other people.
The ruling Congress Govt. in the state should treat its citizens as their own family
members and take adequate measures to provide safety and security to them. The NH
should be well developed and protection measures be adopted by constructing protection
wall at strategic location so that such accident do not repeat in near future.
Papum Pare District,
Capital witnessing growing unfair trade practices
Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of
controller of Legal Metrology and also the entire population of the capital complex
towards the growing unfair trade practices. While it is an offence selling articles/items
above MRP, most of the shopkeepers of capital are charging extra very casually. Many
of us rarely take up cudgels against anyone who is overcharging or even refuse to
pay up whether it’s a rupee or two or instead file a complaint against the shopkeeper.
This is why they get away with overcharging more often than not. The MRP (Maximum
Retail Price) is inclusive of all taxes and a retailer can sell at a price below
the MRP. Overcharging is an offence for which the trader can be prosecuted. Many
of the shopkeepers here charge extra for cold drinks in the name of freezing. For
god’s sake..!! Cold drinks have to be cold and they are not doing us any favor by
keeping it cold. And not only these it has also come into my attention that breads,
buns and liquid milk packets are sold without any manufacturing date mentioned in
it. Bread and Buns manufactured in certain date expires within 4-5 days but the bread
and buns sold here does not have a manufacturing date. So, the consumers cannot find
out if the bread are stale or fresh though the shopkeeper always mentions “just arrived”.
In the same way milk in packets expires within 2 days.
An official team must conduct surprise checks in the shops, market and a few other
parts in the town and track shopkeepers violating the rules and exploiting the consumers.
Legal action should be initiated against these shopkeepers.
Niti Vihar, Itanagar
Dirty streets of capital
I shall be much obliged if you allow me a little space in your esteemed paper to
draw the attention of the authorities to the insanitary condition of our city streets.
No steps have yet been taken by the authorities to improve the sanitation of the
unhealthy streets in the city. Nearly all the drains are blocked with rubbish and
filthy water is not allowed to flow causing foul smells.
They have become breeding centres of mosquitoes and other contagious disease germs.
I would like to suggest that streets should be provided with more drains and the
existing ones be properly covered and cleaned. Some more dustbins are to be provided
and placed in different parts so that the people may be stopped from throwing the
waste on the streets. Hopping my suggestions will be taken up and acted on.
C- Sector, Itanagar
Cyber crime in Arunachal- an evolving menace?
This is the age of technology we live in, a generation obsessed with gadgets and
information media. There’s no doubt that if a survey is carried out in the state
8 out of 10 students would be active social networking site users. No doubt it keeps
us ahead in terms of information and technology, but lately the careless use of social
networking sites has given birth to new advance form of criminal activity in our
state – the cyber crime. The issue that had started with online account hacking and
ATM card burglary has gone up to create personal and social defamation and social
unrest as a whole.
How often I come across status and pictures uploaded in social networking sites which
are personal and viciously misused by the administrator for defaming the unknown
individual or for the sake of publicity of his/her group. Personal and inappropriate
photos which are downloaded from unsecured profiles and unprotected accounts of unknown
individuals are circulated in the web or by MMS by adding vulgar captions. And how
do our youth react to that??? Well they are amazed and flood these sites and blogs
with their stupidious dirty comments, not realizing that the victim might be his/her
sister or a friend. Where the victim does go for justice or to stop the blasphemy
of such a crime? Correct me if I am wrong but to my knowledge we don’t have a cyber
crime branch here in our state, and the normal policemen as so I believe could be
of least help.
The only measure possible to escape this tragedy is by securing the use of social
networking sites and by following the basic rules of these sites which is – “NOT
TO ADD UNKNOWN INDIVIDUALS”. Maybe the younger generation still doesn’t understand
the risks of internet use, because posting an inappropriate photo in your unsecured
social networking site is like posting the same photo in the Naharlagun daily market
or the Akash Deep wall. Anyone can see it from anywhere in the world, download and
copy it to manipulate it for his/her own personal means. No surprises that the female
sex is the prime victim, which adds to the fact that young girls and women need to
be extra careful in maintaining the security of their social networking accounts
as they are the obvious targets.
It’s a shame because at times of social unrest in our state, I was disheartened to
see blogs and groups of “X vs. Y tribe” and more saddening was the participation
of the youths in spreading communal unrest by actively participating in such anti
- social blogs. The internet has enormous reach and influence to our youths. Let’s
use it to shape up our society and not to dissimilate it. We have gift of technology
in our hands like a brick, let’s use to shape a future and not to break each other’s
head. Safe and secure use of internet is what I suggest to all the bloggers or you
might never know when you’ll find yourself tagged with your photo on a porn site,
because “prevention is indeed better than cure”.
Rajiv Gandhi University Doimukh
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
Heavy rainfall in the last few days have caused massive deterioration of the condition
of capital roads. Be it sector, colony, village or for that national highway, the
roads are in worst form. The pathetic road condition not only damages vehicle, but
it pose serious threat to the motorists. Already reports of accident are pouring
in from various parts of capital. Urban development and public works department,
the two agencies responsible for maintaining capital road has not been able to fulfill
their roles. They need to be more proactive.
The citizens of capital too are not helping the cause. Earth cutting along national
highway and colony roads is severely damaging the existing road. The capital administration
along with UD and PWD has failed to take any strong action against those citizens
who carries out illegal earth cutting near the road. Their silence has encouraged
those wrongdoers. If urgent step is not taken, situation may go out of control. It’s
time capital administration wake up and take action against citizens indulging in
illegal activities nearby road.