Police brutality alleged
ITANAGAR, Nov 26: Alleging that one of its members Kaling Saroh was physically assaulted
by Sub- Inspector S Dhon without any provocation at Pasighat Police Station on November
24 last, the Kiiling-Neri Society (Itanagar unit) today strongly condemned the police
brutality. In a statement, society claimed that Kaling was dragged inside the lock-up
and mercilessly beaten up by the Sub-Inspector. Reacting at police officer’s brutality,
the society stated that mere suspension would not do justice as it demanded exemplary
punishment against the officer.
The society also questioned the role of Officer In charge of PS Pasighat for alleged
delay in the registration of FIR. However, when contacted by this daily, the OC PS
Pasighat confirmed that case has been registered and matter is under departmental
Tractors seized for illegal quarrying
ROING, Nov 26: Four tractors were seized from different quarry sites by Mineral
Guards of the Department of Geology & Mining, Roing recently. The seized vehicles
were detained in Police Station, Roing for two days and were released after realization
Assistant Mineral & Development Officer, B Yun, informed that Rs 13,532 has been
realized as penalty from the vehicle owners.
During the random checking of illegal quarrying since October last, Rs 61,042 has
been collected as penalty till date excluding Royalty Collection by the Department
of Geology & Mining, Roing. DIPRO
AJF for CBI inquiry against CM Tuki
ITANAGAR, Nov 26: Alleging mis-governance by the state government, the Arunachal
Justice Forum has called on the Prime Minister to institute CBI inquiry against Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki.
In a memorandum to the Prime Minister, AJF called for CBI inquiry into the alleged
financial mismanagement of Rs.6000 to Rs.10000 Crore meant for the infrastructural
development (2011-2015), illegal contract awards to fake firms allegedly owned by
kith and kins of the CM in various schemes.
The AJF also alleging misappropriation of public funds worth Rs. 28 crore for computer
aided learning by APCC President Padi Richo has called for CBI inquiry.
The memorandum also called for appointing State Lokayukta as soon as possible and
modification and rectification of State Hydro Power Policy.
The AJF stated it was on its peaceful dharna for the fourth day at Jantar Mantar
Street for fulfilling their demands.
PDS denied in Bameng: Sonam
ITANAGAR, Nov 26: In a letter to the Deputy Commissioner East Kameng, BJP leader
Vijay Sonam has alleged that the villagers of Kawa, Raje, Khora and Jawa camp of
Bameng Assembly Constituency are being denied of Public Distribution System. The
Fair Price Shop is not in operation in any of the villages but instead being run
from Seppa thereby denying the facilities to the villagers, he alleged.
The villagers are unaware about issue of Ration Card against their name and the rice
meant for the BPL and APL families against the population of the above areas are
being sold at Seppa at an exorbitant rate ranging from Rs.800/- to Rs. 1500/- per
quintal, he added. He has demanded investigation into the matter immediately to
ensure proper implementation of the PDS in the area. The working of fair price shop
and its distribution pattern and issue of ration cards to the families of Bameng
Assembly Constituency should be investigated at the earliest to unearth the facts,
AACU demands restoration of power supply
ITANAGAR, Nov 26: The Arunachal Anti-Corruption Union (AACU) has demanded restoration
of power supply in Tawang district saying that the district has been reeling under
darkness for many months. The union has submitted a memorandum to the governor in
this regard. Further claiming that Shakang Chhu Hydel at Gongkhar village has stopped
functioning after only running for few months, it expressed serious concern over
the earmarking of Rs 30 lacs for its maintenance.
While the whole Tawang district is reeling under darkness, it is only the houses
of VVIPs, and VIPs which are provided with electricity, it said.
GBs visit Kaziranga
ITAMAGAR, Nov 26: The Gaon Burahs and Burihs from fringe villages of D Ering M Wildlife
Sanctuary visited Kaziranga National Park as part of two-day exposure visit.
The staff of Wildlife Trust of India briefed about the rescue and rehabilitation
of wild animals at the Rescue Centre, (WTI) Kaziranga.
So far, the centre has rescued more than 5000 animals belonging to various species
of which only 60% has survived.
The team has experienced the dependency of local community on Kaziranga National
Park and preservation values. The visit was organised by T Mize, DFO W/L and coordinated
by Wildlife Trust of India, Sunil Karyong.
Fund embezzlement alleged
ITANAGAR, Nov 26: The All Tali Area Students’ Union (ATASU) has alleged embezzlement
of fund against M/s Huma Enterprise & Consultant Pvt Ltd.
In its complaint letter submitted to the chief secretary seeking constitution of
a high power enquiry committee headed by an IAS officer, the union has claimed that
the executing agency entrusted with the work of electrifying 15 villages including
Tali headquarters in 2008 has withdrawn huge amount of fund fraudulently without
executing the work.
A revised amount of Rs 17,62,49,831 was sanctioned on June 5,2013 for the work, of
which Rs 13, 14,50,829 was fraudulently paid to the contractor without executing
work by the executive engineer (E) Kurung Kumey Electrical Division, department of
power, Sangram, the union alleged. Under the same package, it was given that the
numbers of pole supply is 1020 against which Rs 4,26,59,000 was disbursed to the
same enterprise. However the actual number of pole supplied were only 500, it claimed
seeking suspension of the EE in question.
The union further demanded judicial enquiry against the contractor and said that
the remaining bills for the work must not be cleared till the completion of the enquiry
Training on community mobilisation activity
YINGKIONG, Nov 26: Yingkiong ZPM, Bading Teng said that goodness of students and
society as a whole depends on the teaching community.
He was speaking at the training on community mobilization activity held today at
Govt. Higher Secondary School Auditorium, Yingkiong.
The ZPM also advised the teachers and SMC members to give feedback to the parents
about the psychology and behaviour of the school going children for proper rectification
at an early stage.
DIPRO O Pertin also spoke in the training programme attended by the teachers, headmasters,
SMC Chairmen, PRI members.
Earlier, District Coordinator SSA, Norbu Tsering explained the aims and objectives
of the training programme. DIPRO
Preserve traditional dress and costumes: DC
BOMDILA, Nov 26: Distributing free yarn to the weavers of Kalaktang, Thrizino and
Nafra blocks in the district under the ‘Chief Minister’s Grant Loin Loom Scheme’
at Craft Centre complex, Bomdila on Tuesday, Deputy Commissioner AK Singh impressed
on preservation and propagation of the traditional dresses and costumes which are
directly associated with one’s culture, tradition and identity.
He called for formation of Self Help Groups in every village of the blocks to streamline
and strengthen the weaving activities and to avail government schemes and its benefits.
He also assured to facilitate financial assistance from NABARD, PMEGP etc especially
for the women folk of the district.
Urging the women folk to be equal partners in the development of the society, Singh
asked them to be self sufficient and financially independent which are hallmarks
of a successful personality.
Earlier, Deputy Director (T&H) Dorjee Phuntso dealt on the ‘Chief Minister’s Grant
Loin Loom Scheme’ and urged the weavers to avail the benefits of the flagship programme.
Among others, the programme was attended by SP Dr. A Koan, ZPC C Lhamu, ZPM M Sangchoju,
DDI P Lama, Gaon Burahs and public leaders of the area. DIPRO
Conservation Day held at Sunpura
TEZU, Nov 26: A programme was held to mark the Conservation Day at Government Middle
School, Hatiduba on Nov 25 by the Range Forest Office of Sunpura Circle as part of
the National Integration Week.
Highlighting the aims, objectives and importance of Quami Ekta and Conservation Day,
Range Forest Officer, Dare Tatung exhorted the public about the need to conserve
flora and fauna of the region for ecological balance and healthy environment.
Speaking on the importance of forests and trees, the RFO spoke on the need of forestation
in Sunpura area. Since Sunpura comes under high flood zone, it is very important
to conserve the greenery of the area to avoid major damages by floods, he added.
He also advised the villagers to avoid hunting of wild animals which would disturb
the ecological balance and natural habitat of the wild animals.
Govt. M.E. School Hatiduba, Head Master, Sohit Kamblu, Chairman, SMC, Songkrong Yun
and local public leader Bakrim Chikro also spoke on the occasion. The day long programme
concluded with National Integration pledge taken by all the participants.
Students, Gaon Burah, public leaders and public of the area attended the function.
Polyhouse for offseason vegetables cultivation
Basar, Nov 26: Selected Farmers of Daring circle about 33Km from Basar town underwent
a day-long hands-on training programme on “Construction of Low Cost Polyhouse for
offseason vegetables cultivation” conducted by KVK West Siang on Nov 23.
Scientist (Fruit Science) has designed the construction of low cost poly house, which
can be made by locally available materials like bamboos.
High Yielding Varieties (HYVs) or hybrids should be grown under poly house condition
for higher production and cultivation of off season vegetables under poly house condition
can meet the market demand as well as ensure higher income, read a press statement.
Chalo Loku in Tirap
KHONSA, Nov 26: The Chalo Loku – the most popular festival of the Nocte tribe was
celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm at Khonsa.
Taking part at the festivities, Deputy Commissioner Ravi Jha said that District Administration,
Police department, Assam Rifles and CRPF will always step forward to help villagers
living in remote areas.
While appreciating the Nocte Chalo Loku Committee, the DC said that while it is important
to preserve the culture & tradition, the march of the history is towards development
and change. The parameters of education, sanitation and infrastructure are to be
embraced by our people. He solicited the effort of every individual and elected representative
for early and successful completion of CC Road and Water Supply network for Khonsa.
Earlier, President of the Chalo Loku Committee Jiten Wangchha, ZPC highlighted the
significance of the festival.
Folk dances presented by the villagers of Lapnan and Laho villages enthralled the
festival revellers including foreign tourists.
APUYO seeks CBI enquiry against CM
ITANAGAR, Nov 26: The Arunachal Pradesh United Youth Organization (APUYO) has also
jumped into the bandwagon with the many other organizations along with state BJP
unit seeking ouster of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on the allegation of financial mismanagement
by his government. APUYO has sought CBI enquiry against the CM in its representation
submitted to the Governor.
The recent controversy regarding huge compensation of more than Rs 500 crore against
the Green field airport at Hollongi was the deliberate handiwork of the present chief
minister as his family members are the major beneficiaries of the compensation money.
However the proposed land belongs to reserved forest as per government records, its
representation to the governor read.
Chess tournament concludes
RUKSIN, Nov 26: A Chess tournament was conducted in Siang district by the Riga Chess
Fellowship Group which winded up on Nov 21.
Kaling Pabin of Parong village was declared the champion of the tournament, while
Tabeng Jamoh and Tapan Messar were placed in the runners-up and third rank respectively.
Organizations allege Likha Maj
of misleading people
ITANAGAR, Nov 26: The Joint Action Committee Arunachal Pradesh and Arunachal Tribal
Union in a joint statement have alleged that Chairman Arunachal Pradesh State Rubber
Board (APSRB) Likha Maj is trying to mislead the people by refuting the allegations
against him. Maya Dolo, Proprietor of M/S Maya Dolo Enterprises had alleged that
Likha Maj, who was empowered by her firm to perform and carry out contracts did not
make the payments to her as the 60 percent of the total amounts were allegedly used
to pay the political and bureaucratic establishments.
Why is Likha Maj trying to hide the name of the bank from where he withdrew the money,
they questioned and demanded CBI enquiry into it to unearth the truth.
They further said that Chief Minister Nabam Tuki should step down from his post to
pave way for impartial investigation.
Forum prohibits hunting, fishing
ITANAGAR, Nov 26: The Gumto Circle People’s Forum (GCPF) has prohibited hunting,
fishing, felling of trees, and encroachment of land by any individual or group under
Appealing all fellow villagers in and around Gumto circle to extend cooperation,
the society stated of initiating legal action against any individual or group found
violating the prohibition.
Students march for solidarity
BOMDILA, Nov 26: Hundreds of students took to the street at Bomdila for a peaceful
rally showing their solidarity for the November 18 rape survivor at Naharlagun.
The rally conducted by the All Sajolang Students Union (ASSU), All Hrusso Students
Union(ARSU) and members of the All West Kameng Students Union(AWKSU) began from the
premises of the GHSS Bomdila and culminated at DC’s office with submission of a memorandum
to the Deputy Commissioner demanding justice for the victim. DIPRO
Director Industry takes stock of IGC
RUKSIN, Nov 26: Industry Director Taru Tallo visited the Industrial Growth Centre
(IGC) Niglok-Ngorlung here to take stock of the industrial activity of the growth
During the visit to the 582 acres of industrial land at IGC which is the other main
corridor for industrial activity in the state besides Bhalukpong in West Kameng District,
Tallo was apprised of the erosion of Sille river cliff by gushing water during monsoon.
He was also shown the entire length and breadth of the boundary of IGC. Meanwhile,
the Director urged the power department to expedite installation of 132/33 KV power
line supply for welfare of the native people and also IGC while also calling upon
local entrepreneurs to make best use of IGC.
During the visit, Tallo was accompanied by DDI Pasighat M. Jamoh while Project Manager
Tarik Nyitan briefed the ongoing activities of IGC.
Fight will continue, says AAPSU as it prepares to file curative petition on refugee
ITANAGAR, Nov 26: Following the Supreme Court’s Nov. 19 order rejecting the review
petition of the state against permanent settlement of Chakma and Hajong refugees
in Arunachal Pradesh, the AAPSU has informed that it will continue with its fight
and will file a curative petition in the apex court.
Addressing media persons at the Press Club here today, AAPSU President Kamta Lapung
said that though disappointed with the SC ruling, the AAPSU is not demoralized and
will continue its fight and challenge the Court’s decision by filing a curative petition.
Denouncing the Supreme Court’s order, Lapung further demanded removal of GoAP’s standing
counsels Ranjit Thomas and Anil Srivastav from their posts.
Chairman of the Core-Committee on Refugee Gumjum Haider said that the Supreme Court
while giving its ruling completely undermined the rights of the indigenous people
which are protected by the government of India under the provisions of Nehru’s Panchsheel
policy and the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulations, 1873.
Even if our curative petition is rejected, the Union has other legal options open,
said Gumjum while adding that the Union will never give up its fight against granting
of citizenship to Chakma and Hajong refugees. If need be, we will approach the NHRC
and even the UN, till we resolve the contentious issue, he declared.
Claiming that 147 Chakma/Hajong refugees were illegally enrolled by the Chief Election
Commission in 2007, he questioned as how the Election Commission of India can enroll
the refugees even before they have been accorded Indian citizenship. He further sought
support of local legislators of the concerned areas including; Namsai, Chowkham,
Bordumsa, Diyun, Miao and Doimukh and the state’s MPs to protect the rights of the
indigenous people and ensure that they are not marginalized in their own land. Dr.
Nani Bath, who is also member of the Core-Committee on Refugees, said that it is
time the government of India intervene and accord priority to the vexed issue. While
emphasizing the need to have a nodal agency in the state for tackling the refugee
problem, Bath further suggested the GoAP to give strict directions to the DCs and
CEOs against enrolment of refugees.
Further, AAPSU Vice president, Likha Takar informed that the Union will be continuing
with its movement against the Supreme Court ruling in all refugee affected areas
and appealed all to lend support to the movement.
AAPSU Legal team member, Nabam Jollo also spoke on the occasion.
Governor’s 3R mantra for waste management
ITANAGAR, Nov 26: Inaugurating the two-day workshop on Swachh Bharat Mission in Urban
areas at Banquet Hall, Itanagar on Thursday, Arunachal Pradesh Governor JP Rajkhowa
emphasised on reducing, recycling and reusing(3R) of waste products for effective
Stressing on restarting of Garbage Plant, near Chimpu, Itanagar, the Governor said
that it must be made functional at the earliest.
Citing the example of Waste Paper Recycle Plant in Donyi Polo Mission School for
Hearing and Visually Impaired, Chimpu, the Governor reiterated the need for such
Plants in every district and two or more for Capital City on priority.
The Governor further said that success of the Swachh Bharat Mission lies on every
individual of the society as well as their participation.
While highlighting on clean environment in Capital City, the Governor called for
framing of deterrent rules to ensure that water bodies are not polluted. Citing
Bharalu River of Guwahati, he informed that due to indiscriminate pollution and careless
attitude of city dwellers it has almost disappeared. Reminding all of the cleanliness
drive of Kley River in Lower Subansiri by the people, particularly youth, the Governor
appealed to the Youth Organisations to emulate such drives.
Reiterating his concern on disposal of medical wastes, the Governor emphasised that
incinerators must be installed in all the hospitals.
The Governor underscored the role of Media, particularly the All India Radio in changing
the mindset towards the cleaner society and environment.
Governor further added that departments of education and rural development must be
partners of the Mission.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi said that it is more of attitudinal
issue rather than technology or management. He called for more focus on children
and Youth, mothers, household workers, persons engaged in garbage collection and
market associations for the success of the Swachh Bharat Mission in urban areas.
Stating that rich generates more garbage than the poor, the Chief Secretary called
upon the people to use indigenous and local products to generate less garbage.
The Chief Secretary suggested for involving Self Help Groups in the mission, particularly
in recycling activities.
Sharing his experience, Brand Ambassador for SBA Urban, Tapi Mra said that every
mountaineer have to maintain certain protocol while in expedition. They have to carry
bags for their garbage during the expedition and bring back the garbage back to the
base camps. That’s way mountaineers keep the mountains clean from pollutions. He
said, in the same spirit, if the people of Arunachal Pradesh take just one step towards
Swachh Bharat Mission, it will be 13 lakh steps and it will definitely ensure cleanliness
in the State.
Tine Mena called for change in mindset to realize the Swachh Bharat Mission.
Earlier Commissioner, Urban Development Belatee Pertin gave an overview of Swachh
Bharat Mission (Urban). He informed that main objective of the Mission in Urban areas
includes elimination of open defecation, eradication of manual scavenging, modern
and scientific municipal solid waste management, public awareness on health sanitation
practices, capacity augmentation for urban local bodies etc.
The Governor felicitated the Brand Ambassador for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Urban) Mountaineers,
Tapi Mra, Tine Mena and Anshu Jamsengpa, Badminton player Laa Talar and martial art
expert Nobin Jomoh, on the occasion.
Resource Persons R. Dharmaroa, Superintendent Engineer (Retd PHED, Andhra Pradesh
and sanitation expert with Shri Ramakrishna Mission, Deep Tripathi and Digbijoy Bhowmik,
Freelance Development Consultant were also felicitated during the function.(PRO,
Org asks govt to scrap Chakma-Hajong names from land compensation list
ITANAGAR, Nov 26: All Arunachal Pradesh Border Students’ Union (AAPBSU) in a press
conference held here today called for scrapping the names of Chakma-Hajong people
from the land compensation list against proposed Green-Field Airport at Hollongi.
Terming the inclusion of Chakma-Hajong people in land compensation list, as mockery
to petitions filed by the state government with the Supreme Court against granting
citizenship to Chakma-Hajong, AAPBSU President Atung Tana strongly condemned Tuki
led state government for alleged apathy.
“ This is like a joke that Chakma-Hajong names are being included in compensation
list where as Govt has filed petitions against the Supreme Court ruling” added Atung
AAPBSU president further termed the current government as weakest for allegedly failing
to give direction to concern DCs to scrap the names of the refugees from the land
Addressing the media persons, AAPBSU GS Bei Tach urged the state government to scrap
the names of the refugees even if indigenous people are behind it. AAPBSU claimed
that out of 409 land affected people, 230 alone are Chakma-Hajong.
The union also condemned local MLA cum Legislative Assembly Speaker Nabam Rebia for
his alleged weak stand on the refugee issue. “Being a former AAPSU president and
now policy maker, Rebia should take a serious stand on vexed refugee issue, instead
he is letting the district administration include Chakma-Hajong people in the compensation
list” union said while urging him to instruct DC Papum Pare to scrap the refugee
from the compensation list.
The Border Students’ Union also condemned leader of opposition Tamiyo Taga’s statement
at the alleged role of the Rebia while referring FIR against him regarding Tarasso
Taga’s statement has hurt the sentiment of border people and he should withdraw his
statement” the union added.
Has PWD abandoned Itanagar-Banderdewa road?
ITANAGAR, Nov 26: Much to the displeasure of Capital dwellers, PWD is yet to start
the repairing cum re-carpeting of Itanagar-Banderdewa stretch of National Highway.
The Itanagar-Banderdewa NH 415, formerly known as NH 52-A has been severely damaged
at multiples places during the last monsoon season.
The dilapidated NH 415 has also been the cause of several motor vehicular accidents
because of bad roads and lack of maintenance.
On October 7 last, while talking to this daily, Chief Engineer highway (Western Zone)
Bora Ete had informed that the repairing work would start after October 15. He had
also claimed that tender process was completed and assured beginning of work at the
However, till today PWD has not started repairing work in any of the stretches.
“It looks like PWD is really testing the patience of capital citizens. If the contractor
who has won tender is not able to start work on time, PWD should cancel it and re-tender.
Department should ensure that quality is not compromised and public money is not
wasted like it is being done in the ongoing widening project,” stated a resident
of capital complex.
Further he added, “VVIPs like Governor, Chief Minister, ministers and MLAs travel
on costly SUVs. They won’t feel the difference of bad and good road. It is the common
people, especially those who use public transport like bus, tempo and trekker who
are facing maximum difficulties. We appeal state government to repair the national
highway at the earliest.”
Importance of blood donation emphasized at AVYS Day
ITANAGAR, Nov 26: Civil Aviation and Transport Minister Jomde Kena today lauded Arunachal
Vivekananda Yuva Shakti (AVYS) for its continued humanitarian service.
The joining of doctors and religious leaders in the organisation is proof of the
good deeds of AVYS, Kena said while addressing the 7th foundation day of the AVYS
at Vivekananda Hall here.
Announcing to be part of AVYS, Kena assured all out support of the Arunachal Pradesh
Govt for its efforts, particularly for launch campaigns to bring mass awareness.
Terming blood donation as the noblest act, Food & Civil Supply Parliamentary Secretary
Nyamar Karbak lauded the AVYS for its path-breaking efforts for the humanity, particularly
in this multi-cultural & multi-religious tribal state.
“I am confident the AVYS would herald the much desired social change,” Karbak said
and assured his unstinted support.
“A crying mother in front of a hospital looking for blood to save her daughter about
to be operated changed my life to form AVYS,” said founder Ramesh Jeke, adding that
AVYS volunteers have so far collected over 7,000 units of blood through 28 mega donation
camps conducted in Capital Complex and Pasighat. Jeke himself has donated blood 32
AVYS Pasighat unit in-charge Aini Taloh, who donated blood for 14 times is a living
example of service to humanity, Jeke said and thanked APSACS deputy director Dr Nabam
Budh, RKMH secretary Swami Vishweshananda Maharaj & others for their wholehearted
support aimed at creating sense of brotherhood, pan-Arunachal identity with positive
thinking to serve.
Adviser Pradeep Kumar earlier said that the AVYS has brought the much desired turnaround
in the mind set of Arunachalees to take India to its desired destination.
He sought the support of the society to encourage the young volunteers to achieve
AVYS advisor Tukbom Ligu said that blood donation camps organised so far have saved
many valuable lives. The endeavour would continue ahead to serve the people, he reiterated.
The gathering also observed two minutes silence to pray for the departed soul of
former general secretary Lenin Tungi to rest in eternal peace.
Health & Family Welfare Parliamentary Secretary Karya Bagang, Maharaj, RKMH Secretary
Swami Vishweshananda, Maharaja NHM MD P N Thungon, H&FW Joint Director Dr M Lego,
APSACS PD Dr Riken Rina, Dr Nabam Budh, RHMH doctors, among others, were present.
Diagnostic visit to farmers’ field
Basar, Nov 26: A team of Agricultural Subject Matters Specialists from KVK- West
Siang conducted two days Diagnostic visit to farmers’ field in and around Basar circle
on Nov 20-21.
Seeds of Pea (Arkel) sown on October 15, utilizing the soil moisture received from
October rain are showing good crop stand with high germination percentage. Farmers
grow Rapeseed, Pea and vegetable crops on the gentle slope and terrace just after
harvesting the kharif rice both in Jhum as well as WRC field. Both the diseases,
early blight (fungal)& wilt (bacterial) in tomato, potato, chilli etc and trunk borer
in citrus were observed in the fields.
Precautionary measures and management of the disease were discussed with the farmers
who were advised to give slight irrigation regularly to all the vegetable crops especially
the cole crops that were recently transplanted till the crops were well established.
Suggestion of using Jalkund – “how and where” were also discussed with the farmers,
so that the farmers can utilize every possible land for getting maximum output.
Poor crop stands due to mixed farming with poultry was also observed in some of the
farmers’ field as mostly the poultry damages the crop during early stage. To overcome
the problem, the farmers’ were advised to carry out intensive system of poultry farming
where improved breeds like Vanaraja, Kamrupa and Gramopriya could be reared for better
income. Poultry litters could be recycled in the system for improving the soil nutrients,
the specialists said.
Mobile Court reaches remote Peki-Modi
to record statement
YINGKIONG, Nov 26: A Mobile Court and legal awareness camp was conducted at Peki-Modi,
one of the most interior villages of Mariyang Sub-Division under Upper Siang on Nov
The mobile court had moved to Peki-Modi village to record the statement of HGB of
the village, Akep Modi, a prosecution witness who could not attend the court at Yingkiong
due to ill health and old age.
Later, in the legal awareness camp participated by all the villagers, JMFC-cum-Member
Secretary District Legal Services Authority, HabungTangu spoke on maintenance under
section 125 CrPC, victims compensation 494, 498(A) CrPC etc.
The advocates detailed on RTI Act, Criminal proceeding under CrPC, contempt of court,
Lok Adalat, Domestic Violence and Narcotics and other drug substances Act.
The HGB, GBs, PRI members and villagers during the interactive session extended their
appreciation for conducting the legal awareness camp and sought the team to repeat
such programme in the future also.
The court was conducted by the District Legal Services Authority, Upper Siang District,
Yingkiong headed by Judicial Magistrate First Class Habung Tangu accompanied by Advocates
Kabang Taron, Tapang Tabing, Omin Tateh, Oyem Panyang and Akoying Tekseng. DIPRO
Indian Constitution day observed at Ykg & Roing
YINGKIONG, Nov 26: The Indian Constitution day was observed with great enthusiasm
today at General Ground, Yingkiong.
Upper Siang Deputy Commissioner Remo Kamki administered the pledge to uphold the
spirit of Constitution which was followed by the officers, teachers and students
on the occasion.
Constitution Day is being observed across the country today to commemorate the adoption
of the Constitution of India which was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on November
26 in the year 1949.
A mini-marathon covering 3kms on the Yingkiong-Mariyang road was organised for school
boys and girls marking the day. Bharot Modi, Omin Tekseng and Gibo Lonchung secured
the first, second and the third positions among boys and Maman Bitin, Odi Kirkom
and Mitinam Nangu won the first, second and the third prizes for the girls respectively.
Meanwhile at Roing, a rally was organised early morning today by the District Administration
to mark the Constitution Day. Govt Employees, Paramilitary Forces, public and students
participated in the rally.
At Tezu, a marathon was conducted for both boys and girls students in junior and
senior category to mark the Constitution day. The event was organised by the Lohit
district administration to create awareness about the adoption of Constitution Day
and the Chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee B.R. Ambedkar.
Altogether 90 students participated in the race which started from Jubilee Ground
Tezu to Tri-junction of Tezu Airfield and again back to Jubilee Ground.
Arunso Thalai, Yahuna Krisikro, Solanso Eka and Anita Limbu, Mary Raito Tikhak were
the winners in senior boys and senior girls category respectively. In the junior
category, Kismat Halai, Chojemso Thadeo, Rojemso Bellai among the boys and Sitilu
Tawsik in girls’ categories were declared winners. DIPROs
Training on poverty reduction exercises
DAPORIJO, Nov 26: Parliamentary Secretary (Science, Technology & APEDA) Dikto Yekar
inaugurated and launched the Training Programme for Block Level ITP for capacity
building of frontline government functionaries including PRI Members in poverty reduction
exercises at Daporijo on Nov 25.
Conducted under the sponsoredship of Centre in collaboration with Administrative
Training Institute (ATI) Naharlagun, the programme will run from November 25 to
Yekar exhorted the participants to take full advantage of the training programme
by highlighting the various schemes and the projects of the state government. He
also requested the PRI members for proper implementation of 14th Finance Commission
grants against “my village my development plan” under RGPSA in each gram panchayat
through the preparation of a comprehensive Village Development Plan with the help
of the training programme and also with the help of line departments.
DC Komkar Dulom urged for cooperation and participation of all and emphasized on
the importance and benefits of the training. He explained the underlying concept
of inclusive growth in the rural areas and need for having a change in mindset. He
requested PRI members to ensure enhancement in quality of life in rural areas and
for them to act as role models for their villages.
Hillang Tassap, Consultant –cum- Documentation in-charge, (ITP), ATI, Naharlagun
highlighted the course content on four sectors on sanitation and water supply in
rural areas, development of rural education, rural health, rural livelihood and rural
development and its implementation.
Tamar Baki, Master Trainer(MT) –cum- District Training Coordinator, ITP, Project,
briefed on the major objective of the ITP programme including important issues, various
aspects and scope to be covered like issues and importance of planning process,
state flagship programmes. He also spoke on the role and responsibility of Panchayati
Raj Institute, managerial skills in leadership, motivation and team building at workplace
and procedure of developmental schemes in the identified core sectors under ITP project.
Chakmas, Hajongs not a threat to
indigenous people: Report
Guwahati, Nov 26: The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) has asserted that it is
not the Chakmas and Hajongs of Arunachal Pradesh but other non-tribals who pose a
bigger threat to the indigenous people of that state.
The Chakmas and Hajongs, who had migrated from erstwhile East Pakistan during 1964-1968
to Arunachal Pradesh, do not pose any threat to the indigenous people of Arunachal
Pradesh, the ACHR said in its report 'Arunachal Pradesh: Not the Chakmas/Hajongs
but other non-tribals pose bigger threat to indigenous peoples'.
The issue of Chakmas and Hajongs posing a threat has come to the spotlight following
a Supreme Court judgement on September 17 last to implement its 1996 judgement directing
that their citizenship applications be processed, an ACHR release said today.
"Not a single application has been processed since 1996," added the release of the
ACHR, an NGO which has Special Consultative Status with the UN ECOSOC.
Lamenting the alleged delay in integration of Chakmas and Hajongs due to filing of
review and curative petitions on the apex court's judgment, the ACHR asserted "instead
of resolving the problems, the Union of India and the State of Arunachal Pradesh
want to drag the problem for political benefits".
The report stated that "the population of Chakmas and Hajongs which was 14,888 during
1964-69 only increased to 47,471 persons as per the 2011 census i.E. 218 per cent
in 47 years".
"In comparison, the population of other non-tribals such as Adivasis, Assamese, Nepalese,
Muslims, Marwaris, Biharis, etc, in the state increased by 955 per cent during the
same period i.E from 36,614 persons in 1961 to 3,84,435 persons in 2011 as per the
census", the ACHR asserted.
"If the population growth were to pose a threat to indigenous people of Arunachal
Pradesh, Chakmas/Hajongs surely do not pose a threat to the local indigenous peoples
of Arunachal Pradesh", stated Suhas Chakma, Director of the Asian Centre for Human
"It is the non-Chakma/Hajong general population whose populations have been increasing
A total of 47,471 Chakmas and Hajongs cannot pose a threat to 13,83,727 persons of
the State as per 2011 census, Chakma added. PTI
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Liquor ban will be counterproductive
Bihar government today decided that state will go dry from 1st April, 2016 onwards.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar made the announcement today which is a part of his election
pledge. Nitish claimed that the poorest of the poor had been consuming liquor, badly
hitting their families and their children's education. He also alleged that increasing
liquor consumption was also a major cause for domestic violence, particularly against
women, and had contributed to a rise in crimes.
While Nitish is within his right to take such decision but CM should know that liquor
ban has never been successful. In whichever state liquor was banned, it only gave
rise to the black marketing. It also leads to massive loss of revenue. Bihar is one
of the poorest states of India and therefore banning of liquor sale will lead to
massive loss of revenue. Bihar just cannot afford to lose any chance of earning
additional revenue. Nitish has promised to take Bihar to the next level of development.
There is massive expectation from him and he will definitely need huge amount of
money to fulfill his election promises. It is expected that his political opponents,
that include Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will make life difficult for him. While
infront of media central leaders may claim that they will extend every possible cooperation
to state government but reality is that BJP will not easily forget the Bihar defeat.
With hostile government at Delhi, Nitish should not lose the opportunity to earn
revenue. Therefore he should re-think over the decision to impose liquor ban in Bihar.
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I wish to draw the attention of the Chief Secretary, on Forest Clearance - an issue
which is detrimental to state’s growth.
Arunachal Pradesh is a tribal State with land holdings resting either on the Community,
Clan or individual families. The role of Forest department since inception is negligible.
There are hardly any village or protected forest land in most of the district. Wherever
there were few patches of forest plantation area that too have been either encroached
upon or land allotment through due process to the individuals.
Interestingly, for any developmental projects to be taken up in the State, forest
clearance has been made as a mandatory criterion, though the land belongs to the
individuals or the community. Even from petty project works, amounts are deducted
for forest royalty. In the process, the petty contractors or the innocent villagers
are the worst suffers. There is no mechanism in the Forest department to keep an
eye on how much forest royalty has been deposited from a particular range forest
and how the accumulated forest royalty amount should be utilised in that particular
area for afforestation. Forest royalty are deducted from one place but funds accumulated
from the forest royalty are utilised in other place. The ultimate loser is the people
of the area.
There are also instances where no forest clearance has been obtained but projects
are under various stages of implementation. The PMGSY roads and Hariyali / Integrated
Wasteland Management Programme are a glaring example. The two-pronged policy adopted
by the State Govt, need to be plugged. Either the rule should be applicable to all
else it should be scrapped in the larger interest of the people.
The Dept of Forest should be directed to verify whether forest clearance for the
PMGSY Roads, IWMP etc implemented in wildlife sanctuary and also the projects implemented
in other areas outside the sanctuary have been obtained or not?
The Ministry of Forest, Govt of India should also be moved to do away with the forest
royalty considering the fact that more than 80 per cent of the State is covered with
Forest and that the land belongs to the individual family or the community, not to
the forest department.
8-Bameng Assembly Constituency
Studying in Dehradun has just become a nightmare for me. Since childhood, I have
been studying in those institutions where discipline and studies were the priority.
But reaching at the peak of my studies, I am stuck in place, where education is just
a business. It doesn't matter whether students attends classes or not, whether students
are having proper notes or not. Here only thing that matter is that whether students
have paid their tuition fees, their uniform charge etc. Only money matters for them.
They don't care about the future of students.
Students with so much enthusiasm and determination come out of our place and gets
in institutions like this. Our parents think that we are doing well and studying
well. Buts it isn't their fault too. Because first day you come for admission, they
will treat you well; they try their best to impress us. After a week or so you will
come to everything about them, the ugly truth.
At first they won't tell how many university they are affiliated to. If you have
paid high donation, you will be given central university. Just imagine the pathetic
condition of the student.
We can't tell this to our parents because we have already paid half the amount of
fees and we try to adjust ourselves.
Finally, just thinking about all these, we develop depression and inferiority complex,
seeing our friends studying in good college and taking full advantage of the education
they are getting. And this is also one of the main reasons for college drop outs
and year back.
I just wish even our state had some good university for Medicine, BDS, Agriculture
and Engineering. If we had, we wouldn't have faced this.
And I would like to request all the parents not to believe in those advertisements
as they are just to attract us. Like those fly trap plants, with their colourful
nectar they attract the bees and trap them to death. So are the institutions in Dehradun.
They spend lakhs on advertisements that too especially in NE states because we are
unaware and easily believe them. You will find that 75% of populations in Dehradun
are students. Don't get fooled with attractive advertisements like me. Stay aware.
Study hard, crack entrance exams and study in good institutions and make your parents
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to make aware the concerned department
that we have been waiting for a long time for the declaration of result for the appointment
of vacant TGT posts under RMSA, Yingkiong, Upper Siang. The advertisement was published
on 11th august 2015 and selected candidates were called upon to attend the written
examination on Sept 25-27 and Oct 1, the roll number of selected candidates for viva-voice
was published in your daily.
And according to that two candidates were selected against the two vacant posts for
math’s , four for science, five candidates against the two vacant posts for Hindi,
six candidates against the two vacant posts for s/science, six candidates against
the two vacant posts for English. And viva-voice was scheduled to be conducted on
12th October 2015 and it was conducted successfully.
In our opinion till then the recruitment process was fair and the credit goes to
the education department officials of Yingkiong. The result was supposed to be declared
after the approval of DEE, Itanagar. But it has been more than a month now and the
result is yet to be out. And considering the above situation, it should not be taking
that long a time to declare the result.
I would request the department to be fair while declaring the result because we dedicated
our time and hard work for this interview.
It is good that the Arunachal Pradesh Police has organized School Level Essay Competitions
recently. Such efforts will go a long way in personality development among the
younger generation. Essay writing has always been valued for fostering broad and
balanced outlook of the individuals. Adolescents and youths should be encouraged
to keep themselves busy in creative activities rather than idling or doing undesirable
At the same time, it is worth mentioning that many winners of Essay Competition (2013)
were neither awarded the certificates nor prize money as announced by the authorities.
Let’s hope, the same thing would not happen. Due rewards will definitely inspire
more and more young people.