District Jail set to welcome inmates, finally
ITANAGAR, Nov 1: District Jail, located at sprawling location in Jully Village is
set to welcome its first inmates on Tuesday.
SP Prison and jail superintendent Michi Paku when contacted said that Deputy Commissioners
and SPs of Papum Pare and Capital Region have been informed to arrange for shifting
the under trial prisoners (UTP) to the jail.
The Rs 3 crore-jail infrastructure has been lying unused after completion in 2005,
spread over 7 acre of land surrounded by high hills with a small stream flowing by.
The total intake capacity is around 50, including provision for 10 female prisoners.
Apart from seven sub jails, there are two district jails in the state. The Tezu district
jail has all the required infrastructure including an auditorium and a separate cells
for juveniles and VIP visitors!! However, it is currently being occupied by the CRPF
as its camp!
The 11th Finance Commission had sanctioned Rs 10 crore for construction of jail infrastructure
in the state in 2000.
In violation of existing law, under trials and convicts are usually kept in police
lock-ups in the state and some sent to prisons of Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, North Lakhimpur
and Tezpur in neighboring Assam.
The state government had come under severe criticism from National Human Rights Commission
(NHRC) last year for keeping the UTPs in police lock ups under inhuman and unhygienic
conditions, in violation of Supreme Court guidelines.
Swearing in of Khandu ministry
ITANAGAR, Nov 1: Eleven Ministers in the Dorjee Khandu led Congress government would
be sworn in at Darbar Hall of Raj Bhavan on Nov 2. Official sources said that Governor
would administer oath of office and secrecy to the ministers at a programe scheduled
to be held in the afternoon.
Seven from the previous ministry is likely to be retained while four new faces including
one from Tirap are likely to be inducted.
APPSU dharna against Chinese claim
ITANAGAR, Nov 1: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union would organise a dharna on
Nov 3 at Jantar Mantar Delhi to protest repeated Chinese claim on Arunachal. Speaking
to this daily, President of the Union Takam Tatung said that young generation of
the state wants to send a strong message across to Beijing that Arunachal is a part
of India. It would be good if China realizes this undisputable fact, he said denouncing
the Chinese claims.
China had angered India when it resented Prime Minister’s visit last month. The protest
came when Arunachal was voting to elect its members to the Legislative Assembly on
North East student’s organisations would join AAPSU at the dharna. A meeting was
conducted at Arunachal Bhavan in Delhi today to chalk out the plans with the organisations.
Meanwhile an eleven-member AAPSU team is likely to meet the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan
Singh on Nov 5 to discuss repeated claim of China.
Tatung said that the team would request the Prime Minister to improve infrastructure
development in the state. It is not enough just to denounce whenever there is a Chinese
claim on the land of Arunachal, he said.
Aligning Policies and Strategies to Achieve MGDs in South Asia
ITANAGAR, Nov 1: Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) has invited Ajay K. Tripathy,
Senior Manager, Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI) to participate in Asia
Sub-regional Workshop on Aligning Policies and Strategies to Achieve the Millennium
Development Goals (MDGs) in South Asia.
The workshop is scheduled to be held from Nov 4-6 at Kathmandu, Nepal in collaboration
with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), United Nations Economic and Social Commission
for Asia-Pacific (UNESCAP), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Government
of Nepal (GON), South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), World Health
Organization (WHO), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Food
and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM),
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
Experts will deliberate on aligning policies and strategies to achieve the MGDs;
especially when the economic slowdown will impact adversely on public sector spending
in social areas, and performance towards MDG achievement is likely to falter.
CM, Governor greet people on Guru Nanak’s Jayanti
ITANAGAR, Nov 1: Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and Governor J J Singh has greeted
the people on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti.
In a message, Khandu expressed the hope that the occasion will enunciate and spread
the message of universal goodwill, love and compassion.
He appealed all to “cut off the roots of three dangerous poison, greed, hatred and
illusion” as preached by Guru Nanak.
Governor Gen JJ Singh in his message expressed the hope that the occasion will enlighten
every heart and soul and strengthen the splendid unity in diversity of our society.
In a message, Gen Singh said, Guru Nanak divine message of devotion to thought, excellence
of conduct and tolerance has a timeless relevance and can transform the society for
better, he added. The Governor has appealed all to understand Guru Nanak’s noble
teachings and rededicate oneself to the cause of humanity, equality, goodwill and
Frontier celebrate its 18th Parents’ Day
ZIRO, Nov 1: The 18th Parents Day of Frontier School, Ziro was celebrated yesterday
amidst a great pomp and show.
M B Bista, mentioned that the school is upgrading to 10+2 from next session as he
mentioned that the paper works for the upgradation with CBSE, Delhi is already over
and IC Committee has already been constituted by the board.
Parents appealed the authority to further strengthen the quality of education. They
requested the authority to make Frontier a model school in the state.
Liagi Miri, committed for the infrastructural development for upgradation. He also
appealed all the staff members and the parents to treat the school as theirs and
work wholeheartedly for its betterment.
Guru Nanak Jayanti
New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh have greeted
the nation on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti, which will be celebrated tomorrow.
In a message, the President said, "On the auspicious occasion of the birthday of
Guru Nanak Devji, I extend my greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens.
Guru Nanak Devji's message of universal harmony, unity and human concord is ever
relevant and eternal. Let us on this day resolve to follow the path laid down by
him and work to strengthen the bonds of unity and mutual goodwill among people".
Dr Singh in a message said the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev, of peace and unity are
very relevant in today’s world. UNI
Society slams killing
ITANAGAR: The Para Bazar Women Welfare Society, Ziro joins other NGOs and civil societies
in condemning kidnapping and killing of late Dusu Halle, s/o Dusu Tachang. The Society
feels that an exemplary punishment needs to be awarded to the accused, as the case
falls under the category of rarest of the rare cases. The accused should not be released
on bail until completion of the trial so that no evidence is tempered with, the Society
ITANAGAR: People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) denied the allegations leveled against
its contested candidate from Panchau-Wakka constituency. The party has confirmed
from the PPA candidate and district administration that there was some group clashes
and some incidents immediately after the declaration of the election result, however,
normal situation was restored immediately by District administration and Police personnel,
Programme on energy security
ITANAGAR: DDK, Itanagar, and Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA)
will jointly organize an interactive programme on “Energy Security and Environment
Protection” at Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimukh on November 2.
The programme is open for the members from Capital NGOs and RGU staff and students
besides students of other institutions.
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to extend my heartiest thanks to Yumlam
Tana who had prayed for the bereaved family members of Late little Dusu Halley who
was mercilessly killed at Ziro on Oct 11 last.
I personally express my gratefulness to you for your prayer through this esteemed
daily. You and your family are the only members who have shared our tragedy on the
death of little Dusu Halley. Had Late little Dusu Halley be a son of political leader
or bureaucrat, responses of the masses could have been different.
I appreciate your noble thinking who does not distinguish between high and low and
have and haves not. I wish to carry forward such noble and logical thinking which
will make you a perfect man and officer.
Dusu Taka, APPS
3rd IRBn, Julli, Itanagar
(Grand uncle of Late Dusu Halley)
Go easy with the APCS forms
With the APCS yet to declare the date for the preliminary exam, I would like to make
an earnest appeal to the authorities concerned to be lenient while checking the APCS
forms of the students applying for the said exam.
As a known fact, the APCS this year created lots of confusion. The advertisement
gave a different information while the form and information brochure prescribed
something else. For instance, when I went to the APCS office to get the information
regarding the mode of payment, one officer asked me to make a challan while the
other told me to make a draft.
Making corrections later in the state newspapers do not justify their mistakes. How
can one expect a person residing in a remote place in the state to read the paper
daily when the newspaper doesn't even reach most of our dist. headquarters. Not
to speak of the vast population studying or being employed outside the state.
Hence, I would like to make an earnest appeal on behalf of all the applicants that
some relaxation be given during the scrutiny of the forms.
I am not that type of person who for slightest reason will march for any social cause
but the appeal of little Late Dusu Halley (Robin) has touched the very core of my
I am appalled and even angered and have been forced to vent my frustration. I understand
there are many like me, who are feeling the same anguish of hurt and resentment.
I resent for failing to understand the mindset of a killer of a cute and smiling
Robin, any sane person would love to cuddle such cute child but not insane person
who involved in such gruesome act of murder.
Persons like the killer of Robin are a mortal threat to the very fabric of a civilized
society; no amount of condemnation is enough to condemn such drastic and brutal act.
I appeal to the concerned magistrate to strongly deal with the case so that a message
of warning is sent wide across the Arunachal society that such inhuman act will not
Put an end to racism
Through the columns of your esteemed daily I would like to state that, atrocities
committed to the NE people in other parts of country, particularly in Delhi, has
become a major cause of concern for North East students including Arunachali students
studying in other states of the country besides other NE people who are working in
various capacities outside the North East.
When the memory of the incident that occurred in Patna railway station few years
back where some of Naga girls were raped and some of Arunachali girls molested remains
afresh in the mind of the NE students, it is unfortunate that again one Naga girl
from Manipur was murdered by IIT scholar in South Delhi.
The harassment, rape, murder, molestation, racial discrimination etc in national
capital has become a common thing. Last year some northeastern students including
a Arunachali student of MANIT (Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology) Bhopal
(Madhya Pradesh) were mercilessly beaten up and one Naga student also reportedly
Failure of Delhi Police to giving justice to the people of northeastern and non registration
of cases are big question marks. Why it happens repeatedly? Why students and people
of northeastern are being targeted? Why there is discrimination between the people
of Delhi and other parts of India? Why Delhi governments take our cases so lightly?
Are we different from that of other Indians? So many questions come up in our mind.
I would like to appeal all NGOs, students unions, intellectuals and general public
to raise voice against atrocities committed to our brothers and sisters, particularly
staying in Delhi and other states of India in general. This kind of incidents should
not take place again in any part of India.
Ngilyang J Richo
G- Sector, Itanagar
Your team has been doing great job by keeping us connected to our own state. Your
website is now become a morning tea for me and I am satisfied with the content,
amount and information, but still it would be more useful if we find here some job
advertisement related to state departments because we are not very aware of this
kind of advertisement as we don’t have a proper site from where we can access to
the job vacancy in the state departments.
You highly appreciate you for daily updated news in this site.
Chatrapati Shivaji Hostel, Mumbai
Apropos the news item published in your esteemed daily on Oct 11 regarding my expulsion
from INC for a period of six years, I would like to inform that the expulsion was
illegal and baseless as there was no reason behind such drastic step.
I have not done anything against the INC party in the recently held assembly election,
I was not issued any show cause notice as per party’s rules.
I have been working for the INC party dedicatedly and will work in future too for
the cause of party.
ASM, Dadi Sippi II, Anchal Block
Upper Subansiri, district.