ITANAGAR, Nov 3: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today announced an amount of Rs 1 crore
for construction of another suspension bridge over River Kameng in Seppa, district
headquarters of East Kameng, in place of the one that snapped on October 29. At least
hundred people, mostly women and children, had squeezed on the suspension bridge
to catch insects of a particular breed, which is a delicacy in this part of the region.
Tuki visited Seppa this morning along with Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjoy and MLAs of
the district. After visiting the site of the tragedy he made the announcement in
a meeting with officials and leaders of the district at Kameng Hall and asserted
that the bridge should be completed by March 2012.
He also handed over the cheque of Rs 19 lakhs as ex-gratia for the victims and another
cheque of Rs 6 lakhs from UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi to Deputy Commissioner Tope
Bam. A condolence message from Mrs Gandhi was also read out by the Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister expressed regret that a preventable tragedy had struck and appealed
senior and educated members of the society to aware the innocent and gullible citizens
on self-created dangers.
While conveying his condolences for those who died in the mishap, Tuki prayed for
early recovery of the injured. He directed the district administration to continue
the search operation more vigorously to trace out all the missing persons. Local
MLA of Seppa Tapak Taku appreciated the visit of the Chief Minister to Seppa at this
hour of grief & sorrow.
Sanjoy suggested that bereaved families should be immediately provided ex-gratia.
He said that new Bridge should be constructed at the earliest, as it is the life
line for the people of Old Seppa and New Seppa.
According to official reports five people have died in the accident while eleven
are still missing. At least ten persons are seriously injured and more than thirty-seven
received minor injuries.
The bridge, constructed in the year 1987-88 and commissioned in 1992, connected Seppa
township with New Seppa, a thriving extension of the district headquarters.
Search operation by the Indian Army, CRPF and state Police with support from locals
is going on round the clock.
ANSU blames PWD, questions Army, DA on rescue operation
Seppa Bridge mishap
ITANAGAR, Nov 3: All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) that was part of the search operation
blamed the district administration for their failure to initiate immediate action
when the mishap occurred.
It said that local police team arrived with gun and sticks instead of being equipped
with emergency medical team and required materials for rescue operation. It was the
local residents who fearlessly jumped into the river and saved the lives of many
It said that the government should reward those citizens who risked their lives to
save the lives of others.
The Union said that PWD did not carry out routine inspection of the suspension bridge
which caused the major disaster. The improper inspection and failure to maintain
the bridge led to its snapping, it said.
It further called for proper inspection of weak and outdated Bana and Hari bridges
over Kameng river.
ANSU further expressed unhappiness at the rescue operation carried out by 5th Mountain
division of Indian Army. It said that personnel did not conduct the operation effectively
and reason why missing people have not been traced out is because of total failure
of the Indian Army.
It urged Deputy Commissioner of the East Kameng to ensure fair and transparent distribution
of relief packages provided by the state government. The compensation should reach
the genuine victims, it said while adding that the expenses incurred by patients
should be compensated.
The Union also expressed displeasure at the elected leaders of the district for not
heeding to the development needs of the state.
Further ANSU urged the state government for a judicial probe and punishment of the
Committee highlight problem caused by Ranganadi project
ITANAGAR, Nov 3: Lichi Cher Ranganadi Project Affected Area Management Committee
hoped that the new government headed by Nabam Tuki as Chief Minister would solve
the difficulties faced by downstream people of Lichi, Par Lichi, Hawa Camp, L/Sher,
Nyokriang, Komasaki, Bada and Upper Jumi under Kimin due to 100% diversion of economically
life sustaining Ranganadi water to Pare river leaving the downstream people high
and dry for the last eight years.
Despite submission of numerous memoranda to NEEPCO Ltd and the State Govt, no action
has been initiated by both the parties to fulfill our demand, the committee said.
The frustration and anger of downstream people culminated into strike in form of
24 hrs road blockade along the Kimin-Potin Road as first phase of agitation on September
22. Further, the 2nd phase 72 hours road blockade was proposed on October 14 in
favour of its single-point demand for release of 50% river water in order to restore
the lost aquatic fauna to reactivate traditional fishing as means of livelihood of
poor people, but it had to be cancelled due to political unrest at that time, the
release said. The committee reiterated that it would recall the 72 hrs road blockade
within a month if NEEPCO fails to act within the given time and expressed that the
new CM, who belongs to home district, would took into the matter with utmost sympathy
and find out a favourable solution between NEEPCO Ltd and the affected people.
The committee further hoped that the new CM along with his team would not greedily
sign MOU with power developers indiscriminately without proper environmental and
demographic assessment like previous successive governments. It also urged local
MLA Nabam Rebia to take up the matter at highest level for immediate solution to
Training Prog at ICAR, Basar
ITANAGAR, NOV 3: A 4 days training Programme on Soil and Water Conservation for District/Field
Level Watershed Functionaries of Arunachal Pradesh” started at ICAR, AP Centre, Basar
The programe is sponsored by Department of Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development,
and organized by ICAR Basar & ICRTA, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Agartala.
The programme saw participation of 30 progressive farmers of Basar and Aalo Sub-division.
In his address, Dr. Sachin Shinde, ADC, Basar stressed the importance of Integrated
Farming System which is promoted by the ICAR and KVK West Siang, Basar for the improvement
of the economic status of the farming community. He suggested to frame a calendar
of training programmes to be conducted by the ICAR and KVK West Siang, Basar. Dr.
R. Bhagawati, Joint Director highlighted the importance of Soil and Water Conservation
for sustainable production of different crops.
Later the farmers visited the ICAR Research Farm, Gori.
CM, Governor discuss state issues
ITANAGAR, Nov 3: In the meeting today at Raj Bhavan, Governor General (Retd.) J.J.
Singh and Chief Minister Nabam Tuki reviewed the overall situation in the State including
the law and order and development projects.
The Governor, who has been closely monitoring all the on-going projects in the State,
especially those under Prime Minister’s package emphasized on giving momentum to
the development process. He also stressed on socio economic development in the rural
areas and augmentation of tourism sector. Concerned about the unemployed youth, the
Governor advised the Chief Minister on creation of jobs through public private partnership
and self help groups and encouragement to tourism and handicrafts.
Presenting a ‘Team Arunachal’ badge to Tuki, General Singh asked to him to maintain
the ‘Team Arunachal’ spirit and provide dynamic stewardship to the State.
The Chief Minister, who visited Seppa earlier in the day, briefed the Governor on
the Seppa incident. The Governor appreciated the Chief Minister for the immediate
relief provided to the affected families of unfortunate Seppa accident. He also praised
Tuki for his personal commitment to restore the hanging bridge within a time frame.
Hopes from new Chief Minister
ITANAGAR, Nov 3: Now it is upto Nabam Tuki how far he could lift the weights of
too high expectations as chief minister.
Numerous organizations, associations and the Congress Party itself are hoping that
the new Government headed by Tuki as chief minister would usher a new era of peace,
harmony, unity and all round development of the state.
“Under the able leadership of Tuki, the State would witness all round development
and transparency in the governance,” claimed Arunachal Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee
(APMCC). In the same vein Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) also expressed
the hope that the state would touch a new height in the coming days in all development
fronts under Tuki’s leadership.
East Siang DCC president has described Tuki as ‘dynamic’ and ‘energetic’ leader who
will dedicate himself for all round development of the state. On the other hand,
Kurung Kumey DCC said that Tuki along with his to be inducted ‘capable cabinet’ would
work together with utmost sincerity for the welfare and fulfillment of people’s hopes
Describing Tuki as simple and hard working person Dambuk BCC hoped that the new CM
would respect the people’s sentiments and work for peace and tranquility among all
Former minister and Lower Dibang Valley DCC president Roding Pertin said that people
would witness development activities in every nook and corner of the state under
‘matured’ and ‘experienced’ Tuki’s leadership. Further Tuki’s appointment as CM itself
is a major boost for the party workers of LDV in particular to gear up activity with
renewed vigour, Pertin said.
“The new chief minister would show his maturity through work beside creating an atmosphere
of peace and tranquility in the state, All Sagalee Students’ Union said.
While praying to almighty Donyi-Polo to give Tuki strength and keep him healthy to
fulfill his dreams of making Arunachal a prosperous state, Arunachal Vikash Parishad
hoped that the very fabric of unity in diversity of the state would be stronger under
All Papum Pare Youth Association hoped that the new chief minister would initiate
to solve all burning problems of the state at the earliest and urged the CM to induct
one from Papum Pare to his to be formed cabinet for development of the capital district.
Paktu Ao Youth Association (PAYWA) and Paktu Area Peoples Forum( PAPF) hoped that
the New Chief Minister will give a new facelift to the development activities of
Arunachal Pradesh in general and Paktu area in particular.
The organisations also hoped that the New Chief Minister will pay his sincere attention
to the developmental activities of West Siang and Aalo.
The Nabam Welfare Society(NWS) hopes that the new Chief Minister will work for the
comprehensive development of the state by taking along all sections of the society.
Lower Subansiri District Nyishi Students’ Union hoped that Tuki would give priority
in all development fronts including education, health, road connectivity to all districts
beside solving boundary dispute with Assam.
Pointing out some of the major problems that are hindering development process, Indigenous
Faith & Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh hoped that the new government under
Tuki’s leadership would give priority in solving insurgency problem of Tirap and
Changlang, long-pending boundary dispute with Assam and on maintaining law and order
situation in the state. “We also look upon him as guardian to encourage all indigenous
people of the state to preserve, protect and promote indigenous faith and culture
All Lower Subansiri Development Council appealed to the newly appointed chief minister
to implement/finish all the unfinished projects, such as divisional commissioner’s
office (Fast), satellite township, establishment of central agriculture university
etc of Lower Subansiri district. It also appealed to the chief minister to give cabinet
berth one from Lower Subansiri for equal representation.
The Govt. Hr. Sec. School family of Doimukh hoped that the hilly and beautiful state
would march forward towards the field of development under Tuki’s able leadership.
MWC team reaches Tawang on study tour
ITANAGAR, Nov 3: Five Members of Delhi Legislative Assembly, reached Tawang as part
of study tour programme of Minority Welfare Committee (MWC) headed by Mateen Ahmad
as chairman of the committee.
The members were received by SP Tawang SN Mosobi and Protocol officer Tawang Tenzin
The members have planned to visit Bumla today but because of heavy snow the road
was blocked and the programme was suspended.
After visiting Ganden Namgyel Lhatse monastery, the team left for Bomdila. (DIPRO)
Towang Lowangdong Merit Scholarship Award
ITANAGAR, Nov 3: The 9th Towang Lowangdong Merit Scholarship Award function was held
at Khonsa today under the aegis of Namsang-Borduria Fund[NBF]. The awards were given
away by Tirap DC, W. Lowang at a simple but attractive function.
The award instituted in memory of late Towang Lowangdong, former chief of Borduria,
is given every year to the toppers of Nocte students in CBSE Board examinations of
class-X and Class-XII [both Science and Arts].
The top 3 Nocte students in Class-X and Class-XII are given cash awards and certificates.
The cash award for Class-XII[both Science and Arts] is Rs10,000, Rs5000 and Rs2500
respectively. The top 3 in Class-X also get the same amount and in same order. The
award winners for the session 2009-2010 are Nyamling Akhang, Dine Ago, Nidhi Sumnyan,
Nopnya Kamhua and Roancha Lowang[Class-X], Wangmat Songthing, Jankam Ajang and Ngiley
Ngongwa[Class-XII- Science, Samcha Lowang, Wangrum Hosai and Thanliam Tonrang[Class-XII-Arts].
Expectedly Nocte students from RKMS, Narottam Nagar and RKSM, Khonsa swept the awards.
Lowang while congratulating the meritorious students asked them to work with the
same spirit to bring more laurels for themselves. He further said that the award
has been instituted to encourage and give fillip to the Nocte students to compete
among themselves to excel in their academic pursuit. Heads of various educational
institutions, officers and parents also spoke on the occasion and they all thanked
NBF for the award.
AMYAA turns Miao into a Mushroom hub
ITANAGAR, Nov 3: The Alombro Mayu Yaku Chi Amey Aroga (AMYAA) NGO of Namphai-I, Miao
turns Miao region a hub for mushroom cultivation. Under the aegis of AMYAA (NGO)
a training programme was organized at Old Plone Village under Miao Circle. A total
of 15 members from Aphuang SHG were trained on Mushroom Cultivation.
In the recent past AMYAA has imparted training in Mushrooming to 91 farmers from
7 villages under Khagam CD Block, Miao. A great number of participants normally turn
up from SHGs. With the systematic follow-up strategy of AMYAA, existing old and newly
formed SHGs are gradually being revived for proper functioning. Based on activity
oriented programmes and trainings the AMYAA focuses at capacitating SHGs through
proper assessments. With the recent fluctuating market price of tea leaves in the
local market (Rs. 2 – 3 per kg), training of farmers in alternative income generation
activities such as mushrooming and food processing can be of great solution to the
problem of low income and poverty. The rural poor in today’s scenario can’t survive
by mere dependence on traditional agri-based occupation nor tea garden. They need
to be taught, motivated, and trained on multiple cropping, animal rearing, and small
scale cottage industries which can bridge the gap between the increasing hiking price
of essential commodities and their daily basic requirements.
Orientation training prog. for NYC volunteers
ITANAGAR, Nov 3: The 15 days Orientation training programme for National Youth Corps
(NYC) volunteers of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) concluded at Indian Institute
of Entrepreneurship (IIE), Itanagar on Oct 31. The training was imparted as a part
of their deployment under NYC volunteer scheme for two years period to identify and
assess the need of community and youths and arrange linkages between government schemes,
youth clubs, panchayats and other agencies.
Altogether 82 volunteers from Tawang, West and East Kameng, Papum Pare, Itanagar,
Kurung Kumey, Lower and Upper Subansiri, West, East and Upper Siang districts participated
in the training programme in two batches.
Olom Talom, sub-regional employment officer distributed the training certificates
as chief guest on valedictory function. Earlier, while Inkguanguang, zonal director
in-charge NYKS, Arunachal Pradesh inaugurated the training programme.
Scout and guide team at National Level Trekking cum Nature Study Programme
ITANAGAR, Nov 3: The 3 young and energetic scout’s’ master and a guide from Arunachal
represented state in the National Level Trekking cum Nature Study Programme held
at Badrinath (Uttarakhand) from 28th September to 4th October.
The participants are Captain Gumjum Ete, Advance Scout Master from Govt. Nehru Memorial
Hr. Sec. School, Aalo, Mijum Kamduk, Advance Scout Master from Govt. Middle School
P.I. colony, Aalo, Talom Ligu, Advance Scout Master and Sumer Mugli (Guide captain)
About 42 scout masters including guide captain from 20 states of country participated
in the event. The trekking team had the chance to venture into the MANAH GAON the
last Indian village to share the international border with China.
The team successfully participated in the National Level Trekking cum Nature Study
Programme without any difficulties. The Arunachal team whole heartedly conveyed their
love and sincere thanks to B.P Gupta, SOC (State Organizing Commissioner) scout section,
C. Lowang, SOC (Guide Wing) for managing four quotas for Arunachal Pradesh from the
centre (New Delhi).
Measles Catch Up Campaign
ITANAGAR, Nov 3: The District Health Society, Lohit district, Tezu, started Measles
Catch up Training at District Hospital Tezu for Vaccinators, Supervisor, ASHA and
AWWs today. The one day training was formally inaugurated by District Medical Officer,
Dr. N. Ninu.
She asked all the participants to be dedicated in their duty during measles catch
up campaign which will be conducted entire Lohit from Nov 28 to Dec 12. She stressed
on 100% achievement of targeted children at the age of 9 months to 10 years.
Earlier Dr. Nani Rika, DRCHO highlighted the strategies of measles catch-up campaign
and role of vaccinators, Supervisors, ASHAs and AWWs.
During the training Safe Injection, maintenance of Cold Chain system, adverse events
following Immunization and safe Disposal of Immunization waste were elaborately discussed
byr esource person Dr. R. Mena, Paediatrician, Dist. Hospital, Tezu .
programme officers Dr. L. C. Deori, Dr. U. K. Nath, Dr. J. Ado and Medical Officers
Dr. S. Manyu and Dr. T. Tasar and Dr. J. S. Bhowmick also attended as supervisors.
Dr. P. K. Saikia, Medical Supdtt. District hospital, Tezu also spoke during the training.
Northeast India Conclave
ITANAGAR, Nov 3: Northeast India Conclave is going to be organized on Nov 6 by Northeast
India Foundation which will be inaugurated by Union Minister for DoNER Paban Singh
Many important personalities from across the country including prominent leaders
from Northeast India Agatha Sangma, Union Minister of State for Rural Development,
Kiren Rijuju, Former MP, Arunachal Pradesh, Dr. Sanjoy Hazarika, an eminent writer
will be address the seminar.
The one day national seminar will focus on the Govt. policies & programs related
to Northeast, the promotion of tourism and its impact on cultural heritage of Northeast
and challenges before the students from Northeast India studying in Delhi and other
cities of India.
‘No anti-govt activities’
ITANAGAR, Nov 3: Pointing out the reported participation of some Govt officers/officials
in anti-dam campaign on Lower Siang Hydro Electrical Project at Pessing on Oct 14
and 15, the additional deputy commissioner, Rumgong of West Siang district has directed
all Govt employees to refrain themselves from anti-Govt activities.
Informing that participation of Govt staff in anti-dam activities is against the
Govt interest and attracting anti-Govt activities, the ADC in a public notice said,
“If there is any grievance which may affect any individual’s life and properties
because of hydro-project construction, they may give in writing to West Siang DC/
ADC Rumgong for necessary action.”
Prohibitory order extended
ITANAGAR, Nov 3: The Capital Complex district magistrate has extended prohibitory
order under 144/144A CrPC in the entire Itanagar Capital complex upto Nov 19.
While reviewing the prevailing law and order situation in the Capital Complex, the
Capital district magistrate in its order said “after careful examination of the inputs
received from various sources, there is a reasonable ground to apprehend that serious
law and order problems including riot, affray and damage to public and private properties
and endangering of human lives may occur during the next few days.”
It directed that no person shall carry any lethal weapons like fire arms whether
licensed or un-licensed, dao, spears, lathis, explosives materials etc within Itanagar
Capital Complex during the entire prohibitory period. Strike including hunger strike,
dharnas, rallies or agitation and bandhs or any meeting or assembly of four and more
persons is also hereby banned during the period, the order said.
ITANAGAR, Nov 3: The BJP Arunachal Pradesh State level 3 days prashiksan shibir-pravesh
varga for Seniors Party functionary and Leaders of the State will be held at Bomdila
on Dec 7 to 9.
The 2nd Phase will cover District and Mandal Level functionaries and in 3rd Phase
Mandal Booth Level will be covered which will be notified shortly.
Posting of teachers sought
ITANAGAR, Nov 3: The Govt Upper Primary School, Batt, Itanagar is laying defunct
for last few months due to non-availability of subject teachers, said school management
In a letter to Papum Pare deputy director of school education, the SMC chairman requested
him for posting of six number of teachers at the earliest for smooth running of the
Science Cong postponed
ITANAGAR, Nov 3: The Papum Pare district level National Children’s Science Congress
2011-12, which was scheduled to be held on Nov 4, has been postponed to Nov 11 in
URC Centre, Naharlagun.
Annual college day celebration
ITANAGAR, Nov 3: All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) president Sikka Gapak has consented
to attend the XIIth annual college day celebration of the Govt College, Bomdila on
Nov 4 as chief guest.
All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) vice president Sonam Tenzin would attend
the programme as guest of honour while Hawa Bagang and Tsangpa Tashi, information
and publicity secretary and Joint secretary respectively of the AAPSU consented to
attend in it as special guests.
ITANAGAR, Nov 3: Noah Mongku, student of Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University,
Coimbatore, was awarded Gold medal by the university for securing first rank in the
Master of Physical Education degree examination held in April 2011. A youth of Debing
village under Ruksin Police station, East Siang district, Mongku also secured First
class in post-graduate diploma in statistics from the same university and participated
in workshop on “role of sports science and coaching achievement excellence in Commonwealth
ITANAGAR, Nov 3: Hillang Tadh and Nangram Ganesh have been appointed as president
and general secretary of All Nyishi Youth Council (ANYC).
ITANAGAR, Nov 3: The Nabam Welfare Society while welcoming the induction of Nabam
Gungte, SP Papum Pare into prestigious Indian Police Service (IPS), hoped that he
will act a role model for the younger generation.
Meanwhile, All Kime Anu Abang Welfare Society has expressed joy over news that one
of their clan members Kime Kaming has been inducted prestigious Indian Police Service
by government of India. Kaming had joined Arunachal Pradesh Police service in the
year 1992 and in the past had served as SDPO and SP. Currently he is commandant officer,
2nd IRBN, Changlang. He is the second IPS officer from Apatani community.
LPG crisis in Upper Subansiri
ITANAGAR: With LPG crisis taking serous turn, All Upper Subansiri District Students
Union held a series of meeting with district civil supply department and LPG gas
proprietary to evolve mechanism to solve the burning problem. While appealing people
of district to maintain calm, union urged district civil supply department to maintain
vigilance over various agency.
Further union appealed all gas agency owners to develop proper distribution system
to avoid any problems. They also called on authorities of IOC gas cylinder plant
at Hawa Camp, Kimin to distribute cylinder to Upper Subansiri district as per the
fixed quota of IOC.
Poor projects implementation resented
ITANAGAR: Alleging poor implementation of the infrastructure development projects
under SPA- 2010-2011 and other projects like construction of porter track, suspension
bridge and log bridge under Tali and Pip-Sorang area, the Tali Area Youth Organization
(TAYO) has requested the local MLA, panchayat leaders and concerned department to
monitor project implementation properly. Claiming that 70 per cent of the project
works remain incomplete, the organization requested the authorities not to make payment
before completion of project works.
2 NYKS youths selected for youth leader award
ITANAGAR: Two youths namely, Yomjum Yomgam and Amar Nangbia Dui of West Siang and
Papum Pare Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) respectively have been selected for
state level outstanding Awards for the year 2010-11. They were selected by the
state level selection committee headed by D K Dinglow, director, youth affairs and
sports on Oct 19 for their contribution in community services and awareness building
for empowerment of youth clubs.
GBs and PRI leaders unhappy with meeting
ITANAGAR: A group of former and present panchayat leaders, Head Gaon Buras (HGB),
Gaon Buras (GBs) and public leaders under Jomlo Mobuk circle of West Siang district
have strongly opposed the manner in which the meeting on Lower Siang Hydro Electric
Project was convened and the resolutions adopted as well at Pessing on October 14
and 15 last.
They alleged that although GBs, PRI members, representatives of various NGOs and
public leaders were invited in the meeting they were never given chance to express
their opinions. They advocated for re-convening of the meeting.
When I wake up in the morning I sometimes think that I’m not as smart as others nor
do I have better wisdom than others.
My life is not fairytale either as I live in Arunachal Pradesh where we find corruption
in every doorstep, where we find different new leader in a span of month, bandh call,
robbery, torture to our media person and many more illegal things. So I appeal our
newly elected chief minister Nabam Tuki to do at least one thing good.
Itanagar, (on email)
The number fiasco
This is in reference to a letters published in Readers Forum to either re-conduct
or award twenty marks to the Mathematics post Graduate aspirants in the recently
conducted DSO/RO exam by APPSC.
I being one of the candidates for the post do worry about the wrong instruction in
the Mathematics Question Paper provided by the prestigious APPSC. In fact it is a
matter of worry, that such an Apex body could do such a blunder.
But at the same time I think it is unjustifiable to re-conduct or award twenty marks
to compensate for the mistake.
I feel that instead of considering the actual marks obtained, the APPSC should take
into consideration in terms of Percentage (%) which will then become parallel for
all the candidates.
Don’t do a Gamlin on Tuki
Forceful snatching of Chief Minister’s chair from Jarbom Gamlin is very shocking
and discouraging news for the lovers of Good Leaders in the State.
It was a very big confusing game which was played by some little Masters of Congress
leaders. They selected/elected Gamlin as their leader after the death of Dorjee Khandu
but why did they took away the post without valid reason even before he could perform.
If they really didn’t like his leadership then why he was selected as CM of the state?
Why Tuki was not selected earlier? What is the reason for them to change their decisions
in such a short time?
I don’t say Tuki is not capable but I strongly condemn the attitude of some Congress
leaders of the state for they have not only destroyed the spirit of Congress party
but also created law & order problems.
But people of the state should not be discouraged by such immature attitude of some
Congress leaders within the state. At the same time I request the Congress leaders
not to pull the same trick on Tuki as they did with Gamlin.
Itanagar, (on email)
Not politically motivated
In response to the letter under the caption “Late Patey Tassuk is a martyr of this
country” published in your daily on Nov 3, we want to clarify here that the issue
of demand for construction of memorial statue in the name of Late L/N Patey Tassuk
of 21 Rashtriya Regiment is not politically motivated. In fact, this demand raised
by ANYA is out of emotion as being a Nyishi youth association we are primarily meant
to protect the interest of Nyishis. However, if Patey family is hurt in any way,
ANYA shall drop this demand point from publication.
Further, ANYA strongly hopes that under the Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, the Pradeep
Thakur issue may come to an end after an impartial investigation is done protecting
the dignity and prestige of the Nyishis. With a hope for fulfillment of ANYA demands,
Chief Minister is fervently appealed to take these points on priority basis for the
greater interest of the Nyishis.
Yumlam Achung, President
Tadar Bingley, GS, ANYA
Bad advertisement for linguistic democracy
In his letter, titled "Hindi is a necessity"( 28 October), the "Concerned Arunachalee"
wonders why I am so much against the learning of Hindi in Arunachal Pradesh!
If Arunachal Pradesh desires to learn Hindi, what is my problem? Just as this letter-writer
holds every right to not accept Hindi because the language of North India is being
barbarically imposed on this multi-lingual democratic country in the guise of "national
language", that too by according step-motherly treatment to all other Indian languages;
similarly Arunachal Pradesh also enjoys every right to adopt it. Who am I to try
to act as an obstacle in the path of Arunachal's quest for Hindi! Only when certain
self-respectful individuals comment on the imposition of Hindi in Arunachal Pradesh
and lament how the indigenous population of the state are discarding their unique
linguistic and cultural heritage and are Hindi-ising themselves, then only do I wield
my pen voicing support to those individuals.
As far as "compulsory" knowledge of Hindi is concerned to venture outside the state,
as pointed out by our respected "Concerned Arunachalee"; the fact remains that millions
and millions of South Indians, Marathis, Gujaratis, Bengalis, Oriyas, Assamese and
Manipuris had got established and are also getting established in various parts of
India including the Hindi-speaking regions without command in the "national language".
After all India is not a colony of cowbelt that without knowledge in Hindi, one would
get handicapped in his own country. Moreover, to establish oneself in any field,
what he/she needs is expertise in that sector, not knowledge of Hindi!
Still if certain persons are hell-bent on adopting Hindi, it is their own sweet choice!
But in order to "merge" with the nation by learning the "national language", if one's
own mother-tongue gets relegated to oblivion; it will indeed be a very bad advertisement
for linguistic democracy.
LPG distribution in Daporijo
I would like to draw the kind attention of the authorities concerned regarding problems
of LPG Distribution at Upper Subansiri District.
Due to irregular distribution of LPG, people are facing lots of problem. Sometimes
the rush is so huge that some consumers have lost their cylinders. We have to stand
in queue for long hours and there have been instances of children getting injured
due to rush.
Therefore, I request the authority concerned to supply LPG to Daporijo Town. They
should also ensure that the LPG supplied to the district is safe and clean too.
Tadak Esso Ringtum
I share their grievances
I share my grievances with the other candidates appearing for Mains this December.
The time allotted for preparation is very less as the syllabi is vast. We would be
really grateful if APCS would kindly take the matter into consideration. Other states
which had conducted their State civils exam in September 1st week have given January
as the the date for the Mains.
A candidate, (on email)
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India plans safer nuclear plant
The development of workable and large-scale thorium reactors has for decades been
a dream for nuclear engineers, while for environmentalists it has become a major
hope as an alternative to fossil fuels. Now, India has announced plans for a prototype
nuclear power plant that uses an innovative safer fuel. Officials are currently selecting
a site for the reactor, which would be the first of its kind, using thorium for the
bulk of its fuel instead of uranium.
Unlike uranium, thorium-fuelled reactors do not result in a proliferation of weapons-grade
Once the six-month search for a site is completed it will take another 18 months
to obtain regulatory and environmental impact clearances before building work on
the site can begin.
India has the world's largest thorium deposits and with a world hungry for low-carbon
energy, it has its eyes on a potentially lucrative export market for the technology.
With the world's supply of uranium rapidly depleting, attention has refocused on
thorium, which is three to four times more abundant and 200 times more energy dense.