ITANAGAR, May 27: One Chow Hita Laphai of Sengsap village has been arrested with
3 grams of Brown Sugar by a police team constituted by the SP Lohit on May 26.
During interrogation, Laphai disclosed the place from where he purchased the Brown
Sugar leading to the house of one Duang Singpho of Mudoi Village under Diyun circle
of Changlang district.
During the search, police team recovered 13 grams brown sugar and cash amounting
of Rs. 18,320 from the house of Singpho who fled after spotting the police. A case
has been registered in Namsai PS (Case No. 53/2015 U/S 21 (B) NDPS Act dated 26/05/2015)
and investigation is on.
The team was led by Inspector S K Lenka, CI-cum-OC PS Namsai along with SI (P) Amit
Pertin, SI(P) Debanand Mossang, L/SI (P) Radha Soki, H/C (DVR) C W Khamhoo and
Ct. C W Lohan under the supervision of Ved Prakash Surya, IPS SP Lohit and DySP Kirli
Padu, SDPO Namsai.
Birth anniversary celebration of Lummer Dai
ITANAGAR, May 27: Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) is conducting an essay
competition in two categories for junior (Cl. VI- VIII) and senior (Cl. IX-XII) students
at JN State Museum here as part of birth anniversary celebration of Lummer Dai on
The students of class VI-VIII may choose any one of the two given topics “Itanagar
– the capital of Arunachal Pradesh” or “My Favourite Writer”. The senior level students
may also choose either the topic “Economic Potentialities of Arunachal Pradesh” or
“Lummer Dai as a Pioneer Writer of Arunachal Pradesh”.
Riba inducted in IFS
ITANAGAR, May 27: The Central Govt has inducted Tapek Riba, a 1987-89 batch state
forest service officer, in Indian Forest Service (AGMUT cadre) by a notification
issued on May 8 last.
ITANAGAR, May 27: The Arunachal Pradesh Information Commission (APIC) has imposed
a penalty of Rs 25,000 under Section 20(1) RTI Act 2005 against Deputy Director,
UD and Housing, Capital Complex division for deliberately defying its order in an
appeal made by one Yukar Tara seeking information.
The Deputy Director was ordered to deposit the penalty amount in favour of APIC
on or before June 9. The PIO was also directed to appear before the Commission
on the same date along with deposited copy of the challan including information as
sought by the appellant.
AIFF makes players’ registration mandatory
ITANAGAR, May 27: Arunachal Pradesh Football Association (APFA) following instruction
from All India Football Association (AIFF) has suggested football players of the
state to get themselves registered with AIFF to participate in any football event
conducted by the apex football body of the country.
As per the new AIFF rule, no player would be eligible to participate in any football
tournament, championships or competition conducted by it unless he or she is registered
The registration process for players of Arunachal Pradesh will commence on June 1,
according to APFA.
Ita-Seppa Suma fare reduced
ITANAGAR, May 27: East Kameng district administration has reduced the fare of Tata
Sumo plying between Seppa and Itanagar from Rs.800 to Rs.650.
The reduction in Sumo fare will mostly benefit the students and poor people, the
public of Seppa said, and appreciated the Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Kumar Singh
for the initiative giving a great sigh of relief to the public.
Union urges for staff at Laying Polytechnic
ITANAGAR, May 27: The Nyapin Nyobia Sangram Phassang Students Union (NNSPSU) has
appealed to the Director of Higher and Technical Education to post necessary staff
including faculties and administrative staff at the Laying Polytechnic college for
its early functioning. The infrastructure of the college like academic building,
hostels and lecturers’ quarters has been completed, the Union claimed adding that
the higher authority needs to provide fund for water and electricity supply to the
Meanwhile, the Union conducted a four-day education tour to the various schools under
Sangram, Nyapin, Phasang and Nyoba circles and took stock of the academic situation.
Assault on magistrate condemned
ITANAGAR, May 27: All Arunachal Pradesh Government Employee Welfare Association and
Memo Ao Welfare Society (MAWS) has condemned physical assault on Liyi Bagra, EAC
cum Town Magistrate, Aalo by a group of IRBn jawans on May 25 night. They demanded
the law enforcing authority to award exemplary punishment to the wrong doers so
that no one dare to repeat such incident.
All Arunachal Pradesh Government Employee Welfare Association also expressed deep
concern over report of the assault on Arunachalee police personnel at Assam. Such
kind of manhandling is unfortunate, it added.
EYWA for transparent compensation policy
ITANAGAR, May 27: Emchi Youth Welfare Association (EYWA) in a representation to the
Land Assessment Board chairman Doimukh requested him for transparent compensation
policy for land affected people before conducting survey work for construction of
No notification was issued nor has the opinion of the land affected people been taken
regarding road construction, except a mass meeting at Doimukh on May 19 where most
of the land affected people were absent, the Association claimed.
It further demanded reformation of land assessment board including the ASM and GB,
issuance of proper notification for a meeting with the land affected people of Emchi
and Gumto to elicit their opinion regarding road construction.
AACS demands CBI probe into alleged financial scam
ITANAGAR, May 27: Stating that it does not believe in enquiry by a panel of officers,
Arunachal Anti-Corruption Sena (AACS) has demanded CBI enquiry into the alleged misappropriation
and siphoning of Govt funds to the tune of Rs 6,911.55 crore.
There is an allegation of fund misappropriation amounting to 6,911.55 crore. But
the central Govt
responding to the complaint of MLAs had ordered probe into the schemes involving
Rs 900 crore only which is not acceptable, the AACS said.
Threatening to launch its third phase of agitation against financial crises, the
organisation further demanded resignation of Chief Minister on moral ground to facilitate
free and fair investigation.
EKPRCEA demands release of salary
ITANAGAR, May 27: The East Kameng Panchayati Raj Contractual Employees Association
(EKPRCEA) in a two-point memorandum to Panchayati Raj director has urged him to release
the salary of contractual computer assistants, peons and drivers immediately. The
contractual employees are facing lot of problem as they are yet to receive the salary
which had already been sanctioned by the Central Govt, the Association unit said
in its memorandum.
It further appealed the director to extend the service period of the contractual
employees working under the department since 2011. The contractual staffs have already
crossed the age limit and they are not eligible to apply for new job. In these circumstances,
extension of service period is necessary for survival of this contractual employees,
the memorandum said.
APCSOA units demands stringent action
YINGKIONG MAY 27: Angered by the assault on magistrate while on duty in Aalo on May
25,the APCSOA, Upper Siang District Unit said that stringent action should be taken
against the culprits Jawans which includes termination from their services.
It is also opined that the Wine shop owners/keepers should also be booked under appropriate
laws for opening beyond time and allowing Jawans to drink inside wine shop.
Changlang District Unit of APCSOA has also appealed the authority concerned to award
exemplary punishment at an earliest to the defaulting jawans of IRBn so as to deter
any such misadventure in future.
Govt. to create database of arms license holders
ITANAGAR, May 27: All the arms license holders of Kurung Kumey and Kra Dadi districts,
who have licenses issued from office of the Deputy Commissioner Kurung Kumey, are
asked to fill the National Database of Arms License (NDAL) forms and submit it before
June five for creating national database of arms license as instructed by the Union
Ministry of Home Affairs. Otherwise, their arms license would be cancelled after
October 1, 2015.
NDAL forms can be collected and submitted in all administrative offices of Kurung
Kumey district as well as Judicial Branch, DC office, Kurung Kumey district. This
can also be downloaded from Website: firstname.lastname@example.org DIPRO
Fingerlings distributed in Namsai district
ITANAGAR, May 27 : The Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Lohit, Namsai districts distributed
2.20 lakh fish seed to 87 fish farmers of 20 different villages during three days
programme starting on May 25. The villages which benefited are Khowji, Kumari Khampti,
Mahadepur-I, Ekorani, Simulbari, Juna- IV, Chongkham, Gunanagar, Dharampur, Lekang
Guhain Gaon, Namsai, Manmow, Sengsap, Solungtoo, Manhophai, Nanam Khamyang-II, Momong,
Namliang, Kheram and Pangkhao. The fingerlings were distributed under the guidance
of Dr. Debasis Sasmal I/C Programme Coordinator with an objective to introduce new
technology like Paddy cum fish culture, post monsoon culture of carps along with
the fish production and livelihood security of rural people living in the disadvantaged
Chakma student leaders arrested, APDPF toll reach two
CHANGLANG, May 27: One over-ground worker identified as Ranjan Kumar Chakma alias
Sabhananu, resident of Jyotsnapur under Diyun Police station who is president of
All Arunachal Pradesh Deprived People Front (APDPF) and present President of All
Chakma Students’ Union of Arunachal has been arrested by Miao Police on 25th May
in connection with Miao PS C/NO-10/15 U/S 307/ 120(B)/ 121/ 122/ 123/ 34 IPC R/W
SEC 27 ARMS Act and Section 13 UAP Act.
Earlier, in a joint operation of Changlang police, Namsai police and security forces,
seven hard core cadres of APDPF have been arrested along with recovery of huge arms
and ammunitions. One cadre was killed on the spot during operation.
During course of investigation another over-ground worker indentified as Arunjit
Chakma alias Habedang of Avoipur area under Diyun PS who is General Secretary of
APDPF and also present General Secretary of All Chakma Students’ union of Arunachal
was also arrested.
Dead body of one more cadre of the group identified as Feroz Khan of Jagiroad, Assam
was recovered from forest area under Miao PS on 10th May under totally decomposed
condition who is suspected to be died after jumping from a 20 metre height gorge
from the site of encounter. So far nine members of APDPF cadres have been arrested
with two recovered dead bodies.
In an another incidence, Miao Police along with Assam Rifles have arrested two drug
peddlers identified as Jyoti Lal Chakma-35 years and Jagdish Chakma, 30 years both
from Dharmapur-I village under Miao Police Station and recovered contraband drug
weighing 25 gm and 20 gm Brown sugar from their possession respectively during their
regular Nakabandi against drug peddlers and anti-social elements. A criminal case
under NDPS Act has been registered against the arrested accused at Miao Police station.
BJP legislators move humiliating Arunachal: APYC
ITANAGAR, May 27: Unprecedented move of the state BJP Legislators with a compendium
of complaint against Tuki led government which it submitted to the DoNER Minister
with a request not to release funds for Arunachal Pradesh on May 25 has drawn flaks
from ruling party in the state.
Condemning the move, Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) today stated that BJP
legislators has put Arunachal’s name in a bad light.
Addressing the press conference here this afternoon APYC President Nyamar Karbak
termed the BJP legislators move as humiliating to the people of Arunachal Pradesh
and totally uncalled for.
“Instead of seeking funds from the Centre to bail out the state, the BJP MLAs are
going door to door in every ministry with a complaint letter not to release fund
for Arunachal” Karbak alleged. APYC President further added that people of Arunachal
would not forgive BJP legislators if the current financial crisis is deepened. Shifting
the responsibility, he claimed that current financial crisis is due to scrapping
down of Planning Commission and introduction of Niti Ayog.
Defending Tuki led state government, APYC President said, “Tuki has introduced innovative
and welfare schemes than what Narendra Modi has done for the country. Modi has done
nothing in its one year other than tall promises.”
He further termed Modi’s government as “Suit-Boot Sarkar only for rich and corporate
APYC Spokesperson Kipa Takum in his address lambasted Modi led BJP government in
Centre stating, “Achche din is only for rich people”.
Joining the chorus of the state government, Takum mounted its attack on brand Modi
saying that the Prime Minister has done nothing for poor and farmer but enough for
corporate. He further castigated Modi on land acquisition bill, black money and
Refuting BJP legislators claims that Tuki led government has mismanaged around Rs
900 crore, Niglar Veo, another APYC Spokesperson termed it as baseless allegation
with an intention to mislead the people to get cheap political mileage.
“If they have proof they should specify the particular scheme and project, so that
the government could call an enquiry committee to investigate the mismanagement”
said Veo. He further added that allegation should be based on ground reality.
On the current financial crisis, Veo also questioned Minister of State for Home Kiren
Rijiju for maintaining stoic silence over the issue.
Rijiju has failed to live up to the people’s expectation; he should seek his government’s
help to bail out the state from financial crisis, instead of playing politics over
it, said APYC Spokesperson.
The Congress Youth wing also flayed the state BJP for demanding financial emergency
in Arunachal. APYC termed it illogical demand saying that nowhere in the history
of India financial emergency has ever been imposed. Throwing its weight behind the
government it highlighted various welfare schemes initiated under Tuki government,
including universal health insurance scheme, job mela, increase of 10 percent sports
A family awaits justice even as a difficult year passes by
SEPPA, May 27: His frailty makes him appear older than his actual age; Jolu Sangdo,
35 had foreseen his ‘tryst with destitute’ the moment his wife Pafey Sangdo was electrocuted
on fateful evening of June 4th 2014 at Seppa in East Kameng, leaving behind three
children including then 9 months old daughter Shanti (now she is almost two year
Late Pafe Sangdo, 30-year-old was electrocuted by live wire leaked from low-tension
(LT) line at Kochi Culvert Bridge in Type-1 Seppa, near where she sold chicken from
her bamboo stall. The mother had gone to relieve herself when she came in contact
with leaking wire. She was brought to district hospital and later doctor declared
her death around 9.15 pm. It is said that late Pafe was pregnant when she met with
the fatal accident.
With the passing of his wife, Jolu’s life has changed forever. He is now forced to
battle the misfortune alone in order to support his three daughters by engaging himself
in low -wage works and some time sells fire woods.
It said that Jolu had approached the Deputy Commissioner for ex-gratia under relief
and rehabilitation fund, but the District Administration had turned down the application
stating that accident cases are not covered under relief and rehabilitation fund.
With the help of relatives, he further approached the Executive Engineer, Electrical
Power Division Seppa seeking a job on compassionate ground. His application was
reportedly recommended by local MLA Tapuk Taku and had been processed but so far
has yielded no result.
“I have almost given up hope to get anything from the government or department because
it’s been a year and I have never heard from them, rued Jolu, with tears streaming
down his cheeks.
After the Wak village electrocution incident in which four people died, the state
government had responded it by announcing ex-gratia of Rs two lakhs each for the
deceased; thus resuscitating Jolu’s dying hope of ever getting compensation.
There was neither protest march, nor candle light procession against the department
or in memory of the pregnant mother, who died because of carelessness of the department.
The incident was only highlighted in a local daily and later died a natural death.
The family members of Jolu Sangdo have been demanding for a job on compassionate
ground considering the state of penury Jolu and his family have been forced into
after the death of his wife. The family members squarely blamed the department for
her death alleging that due to poorly maintained LT line, Late Pafey was electrocuted.
“Due to negligence of the department, our sister-in-law has died. It could happen
with anyone” said Mechi Sangdo, brother of widower Jolu.
Ironically, the district police had filed a report over the incident where in it
ruled out foul play. The report seems to be shielding the power department from
being implicated for gross negligence. Unlike Wak village incident, no enquiry committee
was constituted by the district administration to probe the incident. As of now Jolu
and his three daughters have no choice but to wait for justice till the authority
I am still the Chief Councillor, motion was unconstitutional: Aruni
ITANAGAR, May 27: Former Chief Councillor (CC) of Itanagar Municipal Cooperation
(IMC) Higio Aruni today claimed that she is still ‘the Chief Councillor and the party
high command is with her’.
Aruni’s statement came two days after she was voted out from the post by “No Confidence
Motion” during a Special Session chaired by Deputy Councillor Kipa Babu on May 25
last. It is said that during the ‘no confidence motion’ 22 Councillors voted for
the motion and two Councilors voted against the motion while five abstained from
Addressing the mediapersons at Press Club today, Aruni termed the method of motion
as unconstitutional and undemocratic claiming that no secret ballot was used during
the motion. Aruni further claimed that the motion was a pre-planned one, orchestrated
by few power hunger and politically motivated groups.
“I am still a Chief Councillor and my party is yet to ask me to resign from the post”
On the allegation of financial mismanagement, nepotism and appointment of contingency
staffs, she clarified that allegation was unfounded and concocted. She further claimed
that she made the contingency staffs appointment with due consultation of the fellow
councillors to strengthen Itanagar Municipal Council. She also stated that if the
group has a proof of her financial mismanagement, they should institute an enquiry
committee to unearth the truth.
Aruni also alleged that her removal was part of conspiracy to undermine the women
empowerment. She denied that her ouster from the post of Chief Councillor will create
any rift within Congress Councillors.
Papum Pare police arrest two extortionists
ITANAGAR, May 27: Two extortionists posing as NDFB (R) cadres have been arrested
by Papum Pare Police.
On May 26, a local contractor had received an extortion call from unidentified person
claiming himself to be a cadre of NDFB (R) and asked to pay the demanded amount within
a day at Hollongi.
Quick action by the Balijan Police team of 1st and 4th IRBN of Balijan Police Station
has foiled the extortion attempt at Hollongi, leading to the arrest of two miscreants
namely, Tiran Muchahary @ M. Thangkhi 23yrs of village South Gopsarguri, PS Gohpur
under Sonitpur Assam and Darbindra Ramchiary @ R. Dwlong, 21 yrs, of Village Kuwarigarh,
PS Gohpur, Dist- Sonitpur, Assam. The arrested persons have been produced before
CJM, Yupia and remanded to Police custody for further investigation.
Both the arrested persons were trying to extort money from the local contractor though
Mobile Phone in the name of NDFB outfits threatening of dire consequences. From their
possessions, two Identity Cards were recovered proving them to be NDFB cadres along
with several sim cards and two mobile phones which were used for making extortion
An extortion case has been registered at Balijan PS and investigation has been taken
up under the supervision of SP Capital and SP Rural of Papum Pare district.
The SP Papum Pare (Rural), PN Khrimey, while appreciating the local contractors for
giving timely information to the Police about the extortionists appealed to the public
to cooperate with the police in future too so that Police can act promptly.
‘Land compensation rate re-notified’
ITANAGAR, May 27: The People's Forum for Project Affected Families (PFPAF), Anjaw
district, Hawai today informed that the Anjaw district administration has nullified
the atrocious uniform rate of Rs 11/Sq mtr for all categories of land and re-notified
the new rates that was consistent with market value for acquisition of land for Khupa
to Hawai road widening as per NHDL specification.
The decision was taken in a joint consultative meeting of the PFPAF and district
administration held yesterday following a representation submitted by the affected
family on May 22. The decision has brought a great relief to the poor land owners
whose land and properties are being acquired for widening of Khupa to Hawai road,
the organization said in a release. The newly notified rates are at par with the
latest rates provided elsewhere in the state and as per the guidelines laid down
by the state government regarding acquisition of the land, it added.
Earlier on May 22, the PFPAF had submitted a representation to deputy commissioner
for revocation of notified land rates for acquisition of land under Khupa Tri-junction
to Hawa BRTF road widening. It also appealed to the authorities to reconstitute a
fresh board for fixation of rates for payment of relief for land and property under
the project in due consultation with the actual affected land owners and the panchayat
Financial assistance to weightlifters approved
ITANAGAR, May 27: The state government following a request from Arunachal Weightlifting
Association (AWA) has approved for granting financial assistance to two promising
weightlifters of Arunachal Pradesh.
While informing this, AWA General Secretary Daniel Teli said the association has
identified two promising weightlifters, namely Jimjang Deru and Kojum Taba who are
currently undergoing rigorous training at National Coaching Camp, NIS Patiala, Punjab
for various International Championship in 2015.
Their training needs strong diets (food supplement) support which is costing them
more than Rs 50,000 a month. They cannot perform and win medal under the current
food supplements being provided by the Sports Authority of India (SAI), said the
AWA General Secretary.
Considering the fact and their needs, the AWA placed a representation giving detailed
requirements of the lifter duo to the Chief Minister for granting financial assistances
and accordingly the Director and Secretary (Sports and Youths Affairs) have initiated
the file hastily after Chief Minister given his approval for financial grants, he
informed. Now the file is under process in the Planning Department, he added
The AWA appealed to the Galo Students Union (GSU) to contact, discuss and get detailed
information from the office of the Arunachal Weightlifting Association before making
any representation seeking extending financial assistance to state’s promising weightlifter
Consultative meet on Vision Document held
BOMDILA, May 27: Various government departments presented their main thrust areas
during the two-day consultative meeting on Vision Document 2030 and 5-year Perspective
Plan for West Siang district.
Development of infrastructure, man-power, resources, introduction of computerisation
so as to enable proper devolution of powers vis-à-vis the subjects entrusted to Panchayati
Raj were the main focus of Panchayat Department.
The department of Food and Civil Supplies gave emphasis on infrastructural development
and man-power augmentation, setting up of godowns at vulnerable locations, creation
of quarters for staff, provision of APL rice to Police/CPMF (law & order), Gompas
and School hostels especially welfare hostels like Rajendra Ashram.
District Industries Centre was of the opinion for encouraging small scale industries
and promotion of viable varieties of industries under MSME, setting up of skill development.
While the transport department emphasized on increasing bus services and introduction
of sumo services Labour and Employment department suggested for installation of CCTV
cameras, introduction of alcometers besides various welfare measures for labourers
engaged in BRO.
Electrical Department envisaged to introduce new HT lines, upgradation of old transformers,
setting up of new sub-stations and project of rural electrification under DDUGJY
scheme besides many other projects.
Hydro Power department proposed to set up new hydel projects, infrastructural development,
revival of old and defunct hydel stations and improvement of generation, maintenance
of existing Hydel stations.
PHED too presented detailed visionary projects giving more focus on setting up of
proper water treatment plants, water quality monitoring, handing over of completed
intra village water supply to VMSC/PRI members, water supply to semi urban and urban
areas, installation of water meter at Bomdila, individual household latrines, solid
liquid waste management under Swachh Bharat Mission etc.
The three divisions of PWD Department presented their vision with massive plans on
road sectors, building, bridge construction, strengthening of steel bridges, development
of porter track and mule tracks, road connectivity to yet unconnected areas, creation
of mini secretariat at Bomdila, marketing trade centre etc.
The projected plan of WRD envisions to bring as much as cultivable areas under irrigation
under the aegis of MIP/AIBP schemes in the entire district and to control flood through
flood management programmes.
RWD projected plans to create new projects besides other infrastructural developmental
activities across the district.
Projects under Urban Development and Housing includes creation of storm water drainage,
sewerage, working/un-employed women hostel, old age and destitute children home,
burial cum cremation ground, solid waste management, bio-medical waste management
system besides many other urban related schemes. DRDA envisaged to extend its MGNREGA
schemes including labour budget, IAY (Normal & natural calamity) along with other
welfare and development related schemes.
APEDA projected plans to increase the use of solar projects with emphasis on solar
The 40 year Regional Sheep Breeding, Sangti proposed for infrastructural development
including erection of permanent boundary wall, training centres for farmers, development
of nucleus yak breeding farm, pony breeding at Chander, Dirang.
DFO of Bomdila Forest Division elaborated its working plan proposing for avenue plantations,
development of nurseries, compensatory afforestation and schemes under CAMPA etc.
Dy. Speaker and Bomdila MLA Japu Deru requested all the HODs to be aware of the policies
and further disseminate the same to the grassroots level. He requested technical
agencies, administration and developmental agencies to help prepare the policies.
Meeting on disaster preparedness held
PASIGHAT, May 27: East Siang Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava has urged all
the line departments to remain prepared to successfully tackle any natural calamity
that can happen anytime, anywhere during the monsoon.
Attending a consultative on disaster preparedness here today, the Deputy Commissioner
highlighted the strategies and preparation for the ensuing monsoon and suggested
for inclusion of PRI leaders and councillors of PMC in the disaster response system
since they are well acquainted with the area for better information of the geographical
landscape of the district.
Taking stock of the inventory and resources available with all the departments, Srivastava
directed the DDMO Ganden Tsomu to update inventory record and organize a series of
meeting and awareness campaign including workshop and mock drill in around DC’s office
and schools-colleges involving defense forces like Army, CRPF, GREF, Gaon Buras,
NCC, Scouts and Guides, PRIs, councillors and students community.
The DC also emphasized on stocking of food and other essential commodities including
life-saving medicines, drinking water, temporary safe shelter, besides readying search
and rescue team, evacuation and transportation, dissemination of warning and other
important points before, during and after any disaster.
Earlier, SP Devendar Arya shared many safety tips on disaster management and informed
about the preparedness of police forces including fire and emergency services of
ZPC Kaling Dai, Chief Councillor Denong Tamuk and other attending officers also shared
their views and vowed their full cooperation to the administration. DIPRO
CM apprise Gandhi on political and developmental issues
NEW DELHI, May 27: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki along with PCC President Padi Richo
and Minister Chowna Mein called on Congress President Sonia Gandhi at New Delhi today.
They apprised the Congress President on several political and developmental activities
related to the state. The Congress Party President while appreciating the development
activities undertaken by the State Government urged the Chief Minister to continue
the pro people policies in the state.
She congratulated the PCC President for successfully organizing the State Level Mahila
Convention and the International Labour Day functions at Itanagar recently. The President
advised to strengthen the Party at the grassroots by working unitedly and undertaking
membership drives at all levels.
Richo while apprising about recent political developments in the State sought her
permission to enforce strict disciplinary measures against those working against
the interests of the Party and Government to which the Congress President agreed.
She advised the delegation to strengthen the frontal wings especially the members
of the Youth Congress and Seva Dal and to train them to participate in relief and
restoration activities in the monsoon season.
Earlier in the day, Tuki along with Richo and Advocate General Ranji Thomas paid
tributes to Jawaharlal Nehru at his memorial Shanti Van on his 51st Death Anniversary.
In the prayer meeting held at Shanti Van, President of India Pranab Mukherjee, Vice
President Hamid Ansari, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Former Prime Minister
Dr. Manmohan Singh also paid their tributes to the first Prime Minister of India.
APCDA demands foray of MNC into AP
ITANAGAR, May 27: A one-day National Level Executive Committee meeting of All India
Organisation of Chemists & Druggists (AIOCD) was held at Bhubaneswar, Orissa on May
24 which was attended by delegates from all over the states.
Participating in the national level executive meeting, Pawan Bagang, president and
Honipa Sono Yangfo, vice president of Arunachal Pradesh Chemists & Druggists Association
(APCDA) strongly advocated for free flow of multinational drug manufacturing companies
in Arunachal Pradesh. “In rest of the states in India, there is a good presence of
branded drug companies, providing a secure life for the patients, but sadly, in our
state, these branded drug companies are yet to come,” Pawan said.
“For the greater interest of our state and pharmacy sector, we have placed a demand
to the AIOCD for immediate introduction of multinational drug manufacturing companies
in Arunachal Pradesh,” Pawan added.
He also informed that considering the public requirement, AIOCD has accepted to look
into the matter promptly by appealing those multinational drug manufacturing companies
to make foray into Arunachal Pradesh by setting up catering centres like dealerships
and distribution agencies, stockists and whole sale units.
Meanwhile, in the national level meeting, Pawan Bagang, president and Serra Neelam,
general secretary APCDA has been inducted as member of National Sub Committee and
Taxation Committee under AIOCD.
Youths sent off for beauty training course
ITANAGAR, May 27: 52 youths were sent off to Dawrka to undergo beauty training course
The youth were selected under Chief Minister’s Skill Development and Employment Generation
Director, Skill Development and Employment Generation Subu Tabin, Deputy Director
K Sarma, Assistant Director J Riba and Boiler Inspector K Nada and representative
of VLCC, Dawrka briefed the youths during the sending off ceremony at Udyog Sadan
here about the training programme and precautions that they should take during train
journey and training period for safety and security.
VLCC Centre at Dawraka will impart training on both theory and practical including
soft skill like spoken English, communication skill, internet browsing etc during
the seven month’s course. The trade certificate will be provided to all successful
candidates by National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT), New Delhi after completion
of the training and their assessment.
State Govt. has signed MoA with VLCC Centre for imparting training and to ensure
minimum 70 percent placement at minimum monthly salary of Rs.10, 000 immediately
after successful completion of the training.
Panchayat leader alleges improper implementation of schemes under BADP
DAPORIJO, May 27: The Anchal Samity Member (ASM) on behalf of the people of 19-Kobu
Bango and 2-Nacho Block has lodged complaint with Upper Subansiri Deputy Commissioner
with regards to alleged improper implementation of BADP scheme.
The ASM in a release alleged that fake photograph is being produced in the office
of the BDO to show that the work is completed without executing the work properly
as per guidelines. Further, the vigilance team and monitoring committee members are
also alleged to have shown reluctance to visit to verify the project, the release
They claimed that an old building of Keojaring Middle School was also painted in
a different colour to give a new look to withdraw money.
A complaint in this regard was also lodged with the Minister of State for Home Affairs,
the release added.
Capacity building training prog
ITANAGAR, May 27: The Arunachal Pradesh State Cooperative Union in collaboration
with Department of Skill Development & Employment generation is organizing capacity
building training programmes in batches in various parts of state. Two week training
for 2 batches in Woolen Knitting and another 2 batches in Cane, Bamboo & Wood Crafts
for 3 weeks under Border Area Development Progranmme (BADP) were held.
The programme which started on 5th May concluded yesterday. Training was done at
Kalaktang in West Kameng and Khenewa in East Kameng district. Another batch of training
on woolen Knitting and handicrafts making in Cane, Bamboo & Wood craft being organized
at Mukto in Tawang will end tomorrow.
Attending the closing function, W. Ishimhon, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Kalaktang
said that several steps should be taken to facilitate and strengthen the craftsmen
in the area. He suggested for formation of SHGs of Knitting and Cane & Bamboo Crafts
with the help of Block Development Officer & Superintendent, Craft Centre, Kalaktang.
Tashi Norbu, ZPM, Kalaktang, host of Panchayat and other govt. officials were present
on the occasion.
These days Arunachal police is in the news for all the wrong reasons. Recently three
police constables were arrested for drug peddling by the Itanagar police. The incident
rocked the trust of people on the police force. When law enforcer themselves breaks
law, it sends wrong message to the masses. If this was not enough, further embarrassing
the top police brass on Monday night IRBn jawans assaulted a town magistrate at Aalo
Reportedly two IRBn boys were on drinking binge at a local shop which was open beyond
the stipulated time. When town magistrate and Aalo police team tried to close down
shop, instead of respecting the order of magistrate the jawans allegedly got into
argument. They further instigated their fellow colleagues and assaulted the patrolling
team. This is not for the first time that IRBn jawans have been alleged of high handiness.
Such complaints keep on pouring from various parts of state. Many believe that jawans
are not given proper training. Top police officials should take note of such repeated
complaints and figure out where things are going wrong. Without the cooperation and
support of public, the police alone will not be able to improve law and order situation
in the state. However if police keeps on breaking law, situation will never improve.
They should strongly punish the rogue policemen.
---- Readers Forum ----
How does transfer of erring officer Rights the Wrong?
The Electrocution at Wak village is very very mournful. It saddens our hearts. Such
things happen because safety measures are compromised with. Such disasters are waiting
to happen in other villages also for corruption is widespread. I have seen children
at B’rjapur village swinging from power-lines that have come down. The poles toppled
for they are set on soil and not with concrete!
It looks like, one of the practices is to Transfer the erring officer in question
to some other station.
However, this is not going to help. If you just transfer the erring officer without
having to pay for/repent his/her faults, he or she is not likely to change. It is
very much likely that the officer may be sulky or more mean and continue to persecute
the public in his new station. It is nothing short of a bad omen for the people of
when a dangerous officer is thrust on them!
It is also possible that stringent and corrective measures will not usually happen.
This is because one corrupt officer cannot take to task another corrupt officer.
They may be in the same boat. Therefore he may do something just to pacify the villagers.
But inwardly they know that they are just faking the whole process.
In the end, it is the duty of the citizens to create the environment that is conducive
to us all. Make the society that we want to see.
Aphu A Ngwa
The recent article about the atrocities of Assam Police on the Highway brings back
my nightmarish incident with Assam Police.
I was travelling in a car of my friend with all valid documents and my driving license.
The police or should we say predators stopped my vehicle checked all documents and
then asked for the owner of the vehicle. When I said it was my friend’s car, they
threatened me saying that I had robbed the car and trying to abscond to sell the
car. When I insisted on seeing their senior, they became very rude and rough. I had
no option to pay Rs.200, that to after hard bargaining from Rs.5000.
I never knew that the owner of the vehicle should be bodily present in the car, the
new rules framed by Assam police was discussed among my friends and they felt comparatively
the police of Bihar and UP are like angels.
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to request the PWD to conduct the JE exam
civil not earlier than August. There are several candidates who will be appearing
for APPSCE Mains in the month of July. It will be almost impossible for us to simultaneously
prepare for both the exams, if JE exam is held in the month of July. Hope the concern
authority will look into the matter and consider our case while deciding the date
of JE exam. We too deserve a fair chance to compete.
This is regarding physical assault on Arunachal Pradesh Police in Assam. Why is our
government silent on the issue when they are aware that our neighbour has misbehaved
with citizen of Arunachal? Physical assault on APP is great shame for us. If police
are assaulted than what about common people? People are always silent and don’t
wants to raise voice while the Government is busy in safeguarding their personal
Through this daily, I would like to request Govt. of AP to take necessary actions
and negotiate directly with Assam government.
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