November 27

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 inquiry.


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 of penalty.

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, Sonam added.


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 process.


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. DIPRO


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 Gumto circle.

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 centre.

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.


News Impact


Fight will continue, says AAPSU as it prepares to file curative petition on refugee issue

Staff Reporter

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 waste management

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, Raj Bhavan)



Org asks govt to scrap Chakma-Hajong names from land compensation list

Staff Reporter

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 Tana.  

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 compensation list.

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 incident.  

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?

Staff Reporter

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 earliest.

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

Staff Reporter

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 times.

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 their goal.

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 23.

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 January 2016.

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. DIPRO




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 Rights.

"It is the non-Chakma/Hajong general population whose populations have been increasing rapidly."

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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Forest Clearance

Dear Editor,

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.


Vijay Sonam

BJP Leader

8-Bameng Assembly Constituency




Stay aware

Dear Editor,

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 proud.


Ginbom Siga





Declare results

Dear Editor,

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.


Concerned candidates




Rewards inspire

Dear Editor,

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 things.

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.


K. Riba


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