NMFP to boost food processing industries in Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: NMFP or the National Mission on Food Processing should be implemented
in ‘mission mode’ and the quantum of wastages of agri-horti produces in the state
should be drastically scaled down, said industries commissioner Hage Kojeen while
inaugurating the one-day state level workshop on National Mission on Food Processing
conducted here today at Udyog Sadan by the department of industries. The programme
aimed at sensitizing and accustoming the district officials and other various stake
holders about the schemes of the mission.
Emphasizing taking up of processed food activities by entrepreneurs and educated
youths of the state, Kojeen said it would go a long way in mitigating the chronic
unemployment problem in the state. He also urged the department to gear up and embark
on a mission mode while ensuring full but proper utilization of the fund granted
by the centre aimed at solving unemployment problem. ‘The scheme will raise the entrepreneurship
skills and provide more earning avenues to the farmers’, he added.
Calling Arunachal as the ‘hub’ of several citrus and temperate fruits, Northeastern
Regional Agricultural Marketing Cooperation (NERAMAC) managing director from Guwahati
S. Bhattacharjee lamented the huge wastage of agro-horti products in the state and
called for its proper tapping to increase more earnings to farmers. He particularly
called for ensuring ‘proper packaging facility’ and sensitization of the department
officials in implementation of the various related schemes and programmes to augment
the process of solving the unemployment problem in the state.
During the day-long technical session, deputy commissioner food safety U.K Mitra
dwelled on the various aspects of food safety while NMFP state additional mission
director Subu Tabin presented a comprehensive power-point on NMFP and elaborated
on (1) setting up of Food Processing Industries/ Technology Up gradation/ Modernization
/ Expansion of Existing Units. Grants in Aids in these schemes are 33.33% on plant
and machineries and technical civil works subject to maximum of Rs. 75 lakhs for
NE region. (2) Cold Chain, Value Addition and Preservation Infrastructure for non-horticulture
produce. Grants in Aids in these schemes are 75% on plant and machineries and technical
civil works for NE Region and difficult areas subject to a maximum of Rs.10.00 crore.
He also highlighted on proper facilities for human resource development such as
Infrastructure for running Degree/Diploma/Certificate Course,
Entrepreneurship Development Programme and Food Processing Training Centre.
Earlier, Director Industries cum state Mission Director Repo Ronya welcomed all the
participants from the districts and presented the key note address on NMFP. Later,
an open house discussion on the various aspects of NMFP and its proper and effective
implementation involving officials from every District Industries Centre was also
Umbrey visits flood damaged areas
ROING, Oct 09: Local MLA Laeta Umbrey today inspected the Inju Nallah, Koronu circle,
Inju village, forest plantation area at Simari river site and Rayang village in Lower
Dibang Valley district in order to take stock of the damages caused by recent torrential
During the inspection, Umbrey directed all concern departments to work out actual
damages and provide relief to the affected people at the earliest. He also advocated
for proper implementation of Govt projects and schemes.
At Koronu, the MLA directed concern department for early restoration of electricity,
water supply and find out solution to water stagnation problem at Circle office compound
and adjacent areas during rainy season.
At Rayang village, the MLA along with Govt officers and affected land owners visited
land erosion areas and took stock of crop damages. The MLA also assured the team
members to approach the higher authority for adequate fund for flood damaged restoration
The MLA was accompanied by Er. D. Sitek, E.E RWD, K.B Pandey, E.E WRD, M.Borang,
E.E PWD, T.Basar,DAO, D.Dabi, DFDO, M. Angu, DHO, Jitu Mili, A.E Power, M. Linggi,
A.E PHED, C.O Koronu and other technical staff of works department.
Diversion of ration sorties aggravates food crisis
Meanwhile, Lower Dibang Valley deputy commissioner Garima Gupta today urged the DDST
Mohanbari to liaison with Air Force authority to airlift the ration items for flood
affected people of Hunli, Desali and other places on priority basis. As per the report
from district administration, copter which landed at Roing has air lifted the ration
items of BRTF to Etalin yesterday instead of air lifting the ration items meant
for civilian to Hunli, Desali and Paglam circles of the Lower Dibang Valley district
and Anini, Anili and Malini of Dibang Valley district.
Such diversion of sorties and delay in air lifting of ration items further aggravated
the food crises in the remote and inaccessible area, the DC said. DIPRO inchage
Roing AYC distributes rice to flood affected villagers in LDV
ROING, Oct 09: The Assembly Youth Congress (AYC) of Roing 43rd constituency today
distributed food relief in the flood affected areas of Lower Dibang Valley district
delivering assistance to nearly 1,000 people.
The beneficiaries were selected after AYC worked with the affected communities to
identify the most vulnerable families that needed help. Heavy rains had lashed the
region flooding and affecting the whole eastern districts of Arunachal causing shortages
of food grains.
“Delivering of food assistance to flood affected people is being carried out to thrust
service motive among party workers to work at the grassroots,” said Pinna Kitnal
Muklom, General Secretary, Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC), who was in Roing
to take part in AYC’s food assistance programme.
The food, which mainly consisted of rice amounting to 90 quintals were distributed
in 200 households in Balek, Rayang, Cheta, Abali, Old Abali, Arango and Iduli village.
AYC estimates that food ration distributed is enough to last one month for each household.
As ongoing support to affected people to shore up their losses, Rajya Sabha Member
of Parliament Mukut Mithi and District Zilla Chairperson Chiliko Meto had approved
AYC’s humanitarian assistance by providing financial support for today’s food distribution
programme, informed Japani Meto, President, AYC, Roing.
According to estimate put up by AYC, Balek received 21 quintals of rice for 41 households
including 0.5 quintal for adjacent Simari village. Around noon, the team led by Meto
distributed 28 quintals of rice in Abali village, 3 quintals for Old Abali, 13 quintals
for Arango and 23 quintals for Iduli village. Later in the afternoon, 2.5 quintals
for Cheta and 6 quintals for Rayang, Midland and Agamgite villages were distributed.
The AYC members also visited the houses of the affected people and surveyed the
“With many hectares of agriculture fields ruined, infrastructure destroyed and road
communication disrupted by flood water, full recovery is a long road ahead,” Muklom
told this correspondent. “Meanwhile we will put up our best effort to convey to the
government for more assistance as immediate relief measures.”
Villagers repair Pasighat Bazar-Muriline road
PASIHAT, Oct 09: Over 500 villagers, including elderly women of Muriline (Jarku)
village near Pasighat have rendered all physical hard labour to repair the Bazar-Muriline
road on self-help basis.
The Bazar-Muriline road is a busy urban road linking Pasighat market and entire Muriline
and Jarku area located on right bank of Siang River. The recent flood in Pane Nalla
badly damaged a stretch of about 200 mt of the road causing untold miseries to the
villagers. They undertook the task after the authority failed to repair the road
despite repeated pleas. The road was restored for communication on Monday, after
a week-long hard labour. They put gravels and filled the damaged portion of the road
The villagers accuse the authority of turning a blind eye towards their problem.
“Bazar-Muliline road, which is the lifeline of about 500 families, falls within the
town area. But the urban development authority has not yet taken any step to repair
the damaged roads, accused Tagom Darang, the Gaon Burah of Jarku- village.
Criticizing the inactive role of the elected leaders, an elderly woman of Muriline
said that the local MLA and MP have landed deaf ear to their problems which is regrettable.
Public leader of Pasighat Kaling Moyong, and the members of Pasighat Unemployed Youth
Association, who participated in the road restoration works by providing men and
machineries, urged the district administration to do the needful for proper maintenance
of the urban roads.
Idu-Mishmi folktales book released by Siram
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: A book titled, “Quickwitted Anno and other Tales” on Idu Mishmi
Folktales of Arunachal Pradesh, narrated by Mishimbu Miri and published by RIWATCH
was released by Education Minister Bosiram Siram in a brief but befitting function
The book containing 10 selected stories, specially chosen for young readers, edited
and brought alive by Vaijayanti Sawant Tonpe, former editor of Children World, with
her imaginative Pen has made the book quite reader friendly. The book has 13 illustrations
and charming cover page drawn by Indrim Boo, an Arunachalee professional artist working
Appreciating the all out efforts of RIWATCH and congratulating the author, Education
Minister said “Books on our traditions, our environment, our neighborhood is the
need of the hour. We miss it in our textbooks. We study the other world but remain
unaware of our own. Our people know Taj Mahal but do not know about Tawang Monastery”.
He insisted, we must bring different aspects of our ethnic life to academic forefront.
The State Committee for Research, Education and Training (SCERT) Arunachal has been
formed to develop syllabus for schools and the RIWATCH has to play a larger supportive
role in this regard, the Minister said.
This book has set a role model in documentation of imagination of a generation of
people who lived much before all of us. He also emphasized to bring out a Hindi version
of the book for the readers of different strata of the society.
It is the first time, a book of Idu Mishmi folktales is coming out for young readers.
RIWATCH has been established to provide an appropriate platform for research scholars
to do research on cross cultural studies to bring out fine components of values of
our age-old cultural traditions. This book is a humble beginning to document those
and promote our culture, tradition and language, said Dr. Joram Begi while introducing
the RIWATCH works and the book.
“Folktales are narrated in imagination, fantasy forms but teach us about our heritage,
culture and codes of behavior,” said Vijay Swami, Executive Director, RIWATCH in
his welcome address.
The Secretary, Arunachal Literary Society Tokong Pertin emphasized the need of publication
of a book of various folktales of different ethnic communities of Arunachal. The
supplementary reading will surely help youngsters to enhance comprehending and understanding
better ‘our land and our people’, he said.
Dr. V.N. Sharma, SLO and PRO of RIWATCH have offered to translate the book In Hindi.
The programme was attended by G. Padu, Jt Director, H & T Education, Sokep Kri, Gazetteer
Arunachal, Gyati Rana, Publicity Secretary (IFCSAP), officers of Education Department
and members of RIWATCH Governing Body.
Health awareness cum medical camp at remote Limeking
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: The Catholic Mission Siyum in collaboration with the Rajput Regiment
of Indian Army and the GREF organized a health awareness and free medical camp for
the frontier villagers of remote Limeking in the Upper Subansiri district on October
Around 150 people of the locality benefited from the medical camp and the awareness
Dr. Sr. Susmitha of Catholic Mission Siyum along with Captain Dr. Shekhawat of GREF,
Limeking conducted health check up of the patients and treated them for various ailments.
Dr. Sr. Susmitha highlighted the basic guidelines to health and hygiene, diseases
like malaria, hepatitis B and various other infectious diseases through multimedia
awareness presentation on.
Captain Angat Rajpal of the Rajput Regiment, Limeking, Major Jojo Jacob, Er. Avinash
Tripathi OC, GREF Limeking, Captain Virat GREF, Fr. Siju Jose, Catholic Mission Siyum
and various defense personnel and the villagers of Limeking were present on the occasion.
The camp was assisted by Sr. Josin the local coordinator IDEA and Sr. Alin GNM and
medical staff from the Army and the GREF.
Arunachalee farmers take part in NE farmers meet at Nagaland
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: Action Aid Society Arunachal (AASA) in collaboration with CIH (Central
Institute of Horticulture), Nagaland conducted a week-long farmers training programme
in Yupia, Balijan and Doimukh block in September last. Around four hundred farmers
from villages like Jolling, Sanglopotung, Yirkum, Bholgli, Dhinka, Yadang, Rupung,
Lengdung ,Poma, Kamyir, Basar and Papu Nallah etc were imparted training on Nursery
Management, Post Harvest Management, Integrated Nutrient Management, High Density
Planting and Canopy Management, Organic farming and certification by resources persons.
The training also included practical demonstration and field visit to successful
Subject matter specialists Md Manzar Hussian, Horticulture, CIH Nagaland and Tadar
Meena and Dr Tilling Tayo, subject matter specialists, Agriculture & Animal Science
of KVK Papum Pare enlightened the farmers through their excellent power point presentation
and video show on integrated nutrient management for sustainable farming. Other
resource persons were Nabom Daniel, HDO Doimukh and Tagom Ronya, HDO Basar Nallah.
The farmers were also taken to the integrated farming centre of Arunachal Seva Sangh
(an oldest NGO) in the state where they were given a bird eye view of low cost organic
farming, through waste composting ,weeds control, multitier cultivation, rain harvesting
and zero energy cool chambers and multitier cultivation etc.
Later, a group of selected farmer‘s club leaders of Jolling, Rupung, Yadang and
Lengdung villages represented the Arunachal in the “North East Farmer Meet”
held at Nagaland on Oct 3 and 4. The event was organized by CIH Nagaland and facilitated
by Dr. Akali Sema, Director CIH Nagaland. During the NE farmers’ meet, the needs,
challenges and opportunity of the farmers were discussed in length.
Memo FC lift J B Memorial Football tourney
Aalo, Oct 09: Memo Football Club lifted the 3rd JB Football Tournament defeating
Kabu Spots Club 3-1 in the final at General Ground here yesterday.
Memo Sports Club was leading 2-0 in the first half. The Kabu team reduced the margin
to 1-2 by scoring in the second half through a penalty kick before Memo Sports Club
sealed the victory in their favor by scoring team’s third goal.
The winners took away cash prize of Rs. 60, 000 along with the trophy while the runners
up team was given Rs. 40,000 with a trophy. Gejum Doji was adjudged the best goalkeeper.
Cash prize was also awarded to fair play team. The award, medals and certificates
were distributed by West Siang Deputy Commissioner cum Chairman of District Sports
Association Marnya Ete and Vice Chairman Epindi Bagra.
The concluding ceremony was organized to coincide with the death anniversary of Jumke
Bagra, former DIGP.
Witnessing the final match, former minister Dibang Tatak recalled the contributions
of late Bagra as policeman and senior member of the society. Winning a game or two
does not make a team better than other. What matters is participation and maintaining
sportsman spirit, he said.
The DSA secretary Kenjum Riba spelt out the motive behind conducting the tournament
and one minute silence was observed as mark of respect to the departed soul of Jumke
Affordable power for all households in next five years: PM
NEW DELHI, Oct 09: India plans to provide affordable electricity to all households
in the next five years, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said today.
"The Government of India aims to provide 24x7 electricity to all households in the
country and affordable access to electricity in the next 5 years," he said inaugurating
an International Seminar on Energy Access organised by the Ministry of New and Renewable
Energy and CII here.
Singh also said the government was taking steps to offer cooking gas to all rural
At present, around 12 per cent of around 190 million rural households today use LPG
to meet their cooking energy needs.
"Giving all the 240 million households in the country an entitlement of six LPG cylinders
per year will require only around 25 million tonnes of LPG," Singh said.
"This should be manageable for our country. But, extending distribution network to
all villages may take time," he said.
The Prime Minister said the government was working on a mechanism to provide subsidy
to targeted individuals so that they can afford to have electricity and LPG.
Singh said that the government is looking to put in place a mechanism where subsidy
would be directly transferred to bank accounts of the beneficiary.
He said in one pilot scheme in Mysore district of Karnataka, 27,000 deliveries of
subsidised cylinders have been made after successful biometric authentication of
any family member present at home.
"In the next phase it is planned to transfer the subsidy amount directly to the bank
accounts of bona fide beneficiaries," he said.
Highlighting plans for alternate sources of energy, the Prime Minister said India
aimed to light up 20 million rural household by 2022 using solar power.
He said at present renewable power represented about 12 per cent of the total installed
generating capacity in India. The Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, launched
under the aegis of India's National Action Plan on Climate Change, aims to install
20 Gigawatt of grid connected solar power by 2022.
"We hope to light up around 20 million rural households with solar home lighting
by 2022," he said, adding that the government looked forward to accelerate the overall
deployment of renewable energy in India to achieve around 55 Gigawatt of renewable
power by the year 2017.
He said both the government and the industry need to engage in international cooperation
on a large scale in the area of energy access.
Additionally, Singh said fuel wood plantations could also be set up within a kilometer
of all inhabitations to reduce the burden on women who have to walk long distances
to collect fire wood for household use.
Making a strong pitch for universalising access to energy, Singh said favoured innovative
institutions, national and local enabling mechanisms, and targeted policies, including
appropriate subsidies and financing arrangements.
"The necessary technologies to mitigate the problem are fortunately available. These
technologies need to be viewed as global public goods," he said.
Singh said Intellectual Property Regimes applied to energy access technologies should
balance rewards for innovators with the need to promote the common good of humankind.
Cash reward stands
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh
Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam
Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s
will be kept secret. The informer/s may contact Capital SP Hibu Tamang at tele.
numbers : 09436040006/09856060490.
Tuki to inaugurate Chayang Tajo ADC Hqs
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: Much awaited ADC administrative headquarter of Chayang Tajo in
East Kameng district is finally going to turn reality as Chief Minister Nabam Tuki
will inaugurate the ADC independent headquarter on 16th October next. APCC president
and Rajya Sabha MP Mukut Mithi, LS MP Takam Sanjoy and Finance and Planning Minister
Chowna Mein will accompany the CM during his visit. Other activities during the hectic
visit of CM include laying of the foundation stone of Tajo-Phassang road and establishment
of government polytechnic college and water treatment plant at Chayang Tajo.
Training cum interaction prog for farmers
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) Lohit, Kheram
in collaboration with Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Momong, conducted a district level
training for farmers and interaction programme at Kherem today.
ATMA project director M Chowlu discussed the problems and prospects of Rabi crops
cultivated in the area while KVK programme coordinator Dr. PK Mallick spoke about
dairy management in scientific manner.
Subject matter specialists in Agronomy and Horticulture of the KVK thoroughly discussed
about scientific cultivation of mustard and the concept of INM in mustard, types
of manures and fertilizers and their proper and judicious utilization.
Discussions were also held on management practices of ginger, turmeric and its related
problems. Farmers were also detailed about scientific cultivation of potato for higher
Various doubts and queries of the farmers were cleared by the resource persons during
the interaction session. Thirty-two farmers attended the programme.
Siram visits NIT site at Jote
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: Education Minister Bosiram Siram today visited the permanent site
of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) at Jote under Sangdupota Circle, Papum
Pare district. The minister inspected the ongoing preparation for inauguration of
the NIT by Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal on Oct 12 and also
discussed the security arrangement for the visit of Sibal.
Later, Siram visited the ongoing project work at Law College campus at Jote.
A host of dignitaries including Forest Corporation Chairman Tani Loffa, Education
Commissioner Ganesh Koyu, Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu, Superintendent
of Police Nabam Gungte, Panchayat leaders accompanied Siram during his visit.
Army nabs UPDF cadre
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: Security forces apprehended a UPDF cadre and seized a US made pistol
along with live cartridges from his possession in Namsai, Lohit district yesterday.
The 12 Assam Regiment and Lohit Police conducted a joint search operation following
a specific information regarding the cadre’s presence in Wagun village under Namsai
sub-division on October 8 which led to apprehension of the UPDF cadre Jina Kapat,
Army sources said.
Recently, security forces nabbed the self-styled commander of the outfit Sumna Munglang
along with six others.
Water pipeline damaged
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: The main water supply line of 300mm dia DI pipe catering drinking
water needs to Naharlagun and Nirjuli Townships has been damaged by landslide at
Niorchi River on October 4 last.
Executive Engineer PHE and WS Division, Itanagar Tadar Mangku in a release informed
that Superintendent Engineer Toko Jyoti is constantly monitoring the restoration
work being carried out by a team of PHE staff along with casual workers. However,
the restoration work is going on in slow progress due to land slide caused by continuous
rain. It may take more 5-7 days, the release said.
Mangku appealed to all the consumers to bear with the difficulties and added that
efforts are on to provide drinking water through water tankers.
AITC ridicules loyalty shifting
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: The Arunachal Pradesh unit of All India Trinmool Congress (AITC)
has ridiculed the joining of its four legislators in ruling Congress yesterday.
“I am not shocked at the development because switching loyalty to ruling party by
legislators in Arunachal Pradesh is not new to political history of the state,” AITC
state unit general secretary Techi Necha said in a release.
“In Arunachal, no elected representative wants to sit in opposition bench to raise
the issues of poor and common man in the floor of assembly. By dosing so, they make
a mockery of the democracy,” he said, adding that these opportunistic politicians
play politics without following the party principle and ideologies only to make personal
score, he added.
IBC website launched
TAWANG, Oct 09: Rev. T G Rinpoche, Chairman, Department of Karmik and Adhyatmik (Chos-Rig)
Affairs today launched the website (www.ibcmonyul.in) for the proposed International
Conference on Legacy and Relevance of Buddhism in the 21st century at the conference
hall of the deputy commissioner here today. Chairing a meeting held in connection
with the proposed conference today, Rinpoche informed the gathering that the IBC
which was scheduled to be held in November this year has been postponed, preferably
to April 2013 due to visa problem for the participating scholars of foreign countries.
Regarding the website, he sought suggestions from experts for further development
and making the website user friendly.
He also informed that the Govt of India has approved for visiting the Buddha’s Relics
at Mon Tawang during the said IBC.
He advised the gathering to follow the real practices of Buddhism and preserve the
age-old culture and tradition.
Maling Gombu, Member Secretary, Coordinator organizing committee IBC gave a power
point presentation of the website.
Deputy Commissioner Kemo Lollen sought full cooperation and support from the members
to make the event a successful one.
Secretary Tourism, Govt of AP Sonam Chombey and DCC (I) President Tsering Tashi also
spoke on the occasion and offered to render all possible helps and support from their
end for the proposed event.
All HoDs, Public Leaders, representatives of various monasteries of the district
were present in the meeting. DIPRO
Cultural day cum food fest in Don Bosco College
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: Don Bosco College, Jollang celebrated its Cultural Day cum Food
Fest with the theme Celebrating Diversities – but One Humanity” here yesterday with
Attending the celebration, MLA Yumsem Matey exhorted the students to strictly maintain
discipline and study hard to become a responsible citizen.
Fr. R.K. Guangdiat Nicholas, the Principal of the college, exhorted the students
to stay rooted to their own culture for identity.
Various colorful cultural items, like folk dance, ramp walk in traditional attires
and preparation of various traditional food items by the students were the main highlights
of the day long programme.
‘No HC in lieu of airport’
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: Banderdewa Circle Intellectual Forum (BCIF) and its women’s wing
in a joint press statement strongly opposed the proposal for establishment of the
High Court at Banderdewa in lieu of Greenfield Airport at Karsignsa but expressed
their willingness to donate land for the HC at another place within Banderdewa circle.
“We are not against development initiative by the MLA of Doimukh. But we oppose the
construction of the HC in the land which was earlier demarcated for the proposed
Airport,” the organization said.
Alleging that one of the women protestors was mercilessly beaten by the Naharlagun
SDPO during October 4 capital bandh, the organizations have demanded termination
of the SDPO for his alleged illegal act.
They also demanded an apology from OC, Naharlagun for his alleged careless comment
against the protestors hurting their sentiment.
While vowing to stick with its original demand for construction of the proposed airfield
at Karsingsa, the organizations have threatened to launch vigorous democratic movement
if the demands were not met.
NSS unit of DNGC organizes social service
ITANAGAR, Oct 07: National Service Scheme (NSS) unit of Dera Natung Govt. College,
Itanagar has organized a social service at college campus today.
All the NSS volunteers under the guidance of Programme officers Dr. Tumter Lollen
and Kumar Tok cleaned the college campus, including the residence of the college
Principal by clearing way side weeds, bushes, debris, dirt, etc.
To add to the beauty of the college, a flower garden was set up in front of the
NSS office and planted different varieties of flowers and creepers.
The Principal and vice principal of the college appreciated all the volunteers and
the NSS Program Officers for the social service and urged them to carry out activities
in future too.
Later, NSS activities for the academic session were also chalk out in an interaction
program at the college auditorium.
DNGCSU condemns bandh culture
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: Expressing serious concern over the bandh culture, Students’ Union
of the Dera Natung Govt College has appealed all concerned to say no to bandh.
Condemning the bandh calls being given by various organizations ‘without any valid
reason’, the union said frequent bandh calls in capital complex hamper the academic
pursuit of the students in general and collegians in particular. It directly affect
the academic career of the students, life of the general public and wage earners
and above all hampers the development activities of the state, the union added.
Terming the bandh culture, anti-people and anti-development, the union appeals the
organization not to call bandh, instead adopt some other constructive means to express
their grievances. The union also demanded the administration to take strict action
against the ‘meaningless’ bandh callers in the Capital Complex.
‘Arrest all accused in student murder case’
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: All Lower Subansiri District Border Students Union (ALSDBSU) in
a letter to the Lower Subansiri deputy commissioner urged him to expedite the investigation
process for arresting all accused involved in murder of Class XII student Rallo Reni.
After 45 days of the heinous crime, the case is not progressing well and only one
accused has been arrested so far, the Union said in a release.
The Union also appealed to the administration for strict implementation of inner
line permit system to check illegal entry of outsiders in the district.
Meeting on special photo electoral roll revision
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: A meeting cum awareness campaign on special revision of Photo Electoral
Roll for general as well as Panchayat Raj election was held at Community Hall, Sagalee
Chairing the meeting, Bamin Nime, EAC in-charge ADC, Sagalee appealed all to extend
help and cooperate with the election authority and booth level officers (BLOs) during
the on-going special revision of photo electoral roll. Informing that double entry
is punishable offence, he asked the BLOs to check double entry in the electoral rolls
and also not to enroll the underage.
A large number of people, including representatives of various political parties,
Pacnhayat leaders, Goan Buras and general public, attended the meeting.
Bengia Tana Memorial Football Trophy
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: Arunachal Pradesh Students' Welfare Association Varanasi organized
Bengia Tana Memorial Football Trophy at Amphitheatre of Banaras Hindu University,
Varanasi on October 7.
Dilwale (Non-Executive) FC won the match beating Lokpal XI (Executive Members) 2-0
in boy’s category while Diana XI beat Mopi XI 1-0 in girl’s category.
Sorang Tasik and Pojam Gumja Tamin scored a goal each while Henter Karbak scored
the only goal in girls match. Nyali Sora and Tomai Suniya were adjudged the best
players in their respective categories.
The matches were organised to pay tribute to Late Bengia Tana, a former student of
LL.B 1st year of BHU, informed Babu Lingu, president of the association.
Prevent rate menace: Farmers
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: East Siang District Farmers’ Union has appealed to the state Govt,
particularly the agriculture department to prevent rate menace in Upper Siang district,
particularly in Pangin Boleng region.
Growing number of rodent has already destroyed vast area of paddy field, union
said and appealed the Govt to intervene and take preventive measures before it is
too late. It further said that farmers of lower region like Pasighat and Jaam Pani
have already lost khariff crops due to heavy rain.
Awareness campaign on Family Counselng
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: N.N. Charitable Society (NNCS), has launched a week-long awareness
campaign at Parang, Khemlee and Langper/Nimte to make people aware of its newly established
family counseling centre (FCC) at Sagalee and its main objectives.
The counseling centre run by the society (NNCS) under the sponsorship of Central
Social Welfare Board (CSWB) and Arunachal Pradesh State Social Welfare Board (APSSWB)
provides guidance and counseling to those women who become victims of various social
evils, such as child and forced marriage, dowry, alcohol abuse, forced divorce etc.
to seek justice.
The society appealed all those who have fallen victim of such domestic violence to
seek advise and suggestions from the centre for justice.
86 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Revaluation system- A business?
Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) is the only higher institution of learning in our state
where students dream to have the post graduate degrees but the sad part is that
it has limited seat and the privilege is given only to the honours student. All dreams
are ruthlessly shattered by giving an unexpected and improper result through improper
checking of paper by RGU. As a result thousands of students fail in main examination
and in due course they pass out through revaluation but unfortunately they do not
get admission in honours of their choice. Even the students of lone Govt college
in Itanagar - Dera Natung Govt. College are victims of this system. The consequence
is that such students end their education with simple graduation degree as they cannot
afford to go for further study outside of the state due to bad financial status.
Hence, the question is that "if the only higher institution of state gives such result
then where we the student of middle class society should continue our study and what
should we study ?
Most often student fails in the paper which they write well. All this happens because
of the system called "REVALUATION". The word Revaluation as we know means "Revalue
the quality” but for RGU paper checker it is a kind of business as they get Rs 500
to rechecked every single paper. What I know is that there are intellectual and qualified
professor in the university but sometimes I doubt whether the examination papers
are checked by them or it is checked by simple staffs of the authority. The worst
part is that Revaluation system put many student in deep frustration and depression
which myself has gone through. It might also spoil the career of many students as,
I think, under the system the paper checkers check the paper blindly. I on behalf
of student community would like to know what step the concerned authority would take
to put the system straight.
Senki Park, Itanagar
NH52 (A) - Best amusement park of the world
To start with, first of all I would like to thank P.W.D (Highway Division) for giving
citizens of Capital-Complex a reason to feel annoy by not repairing ever worsening
NH 52A road. The bad condition of road makes us feel as if we are wandering in an
amusement park. The ride along NH 52A is filled with real fun. Whenever we drive
in NH 52A, we feel like we are enjoying ROLLER COASTER. One can experience maximum
affect when travelling by sitting in last row of TEMPO. Whenever it rains, the area
near V.V. Giri Gate, Naharlagun gives us firsthand experience of participating in
the DIRT RACE and when it is sunny days, then the dust from road gives us an experience
of not less than being in desert. We are getting chance to have experience without
having travelled to distant places. We must really appreciate concern authority for
providing all these facilities under one roof namely NH 52A.
Though, there are numerous facilities available in NH 52A amusement park, the concern
authority claim that they are facing serious fund crunch and hence won’t be able
to maintain it properly and if circumstances persist they may have to shut down the
said amusement park. It would be wrong if citizen don’t do anything to save it from
shutting down. Therefore, like minded citizens discussed length and breadth regarding
same issue in social media (I,e. Facebook) and unanimously decided to install one
more facility i.e. Fishing-cum-paddy Planting coaching institute, in wreckage point
near V.V.Giri Gate,Naharlagun, at our own expenses and this facility may help in
generating some revenue for P.W.D (Highway Div) for maintenance of NH 52A.
The inaugural date of “Fishing-cum-paddy Planting “coaching institute, near V.V.Giri
Gate, will be on 13-10-2012 at 10.00 Hours. Honorable CM, Minister PWD along with
engineers from PWD is invited to attend the inaugural function of said event without
fail to make event successful and to have the first hand experience of Fishing-cum-paddy
Plantation. Apart from above dignitaries, all concern citizens are requested to gather
in venue to witness this grand event.
Please declare the result of IRBn/APPBn
Many days have passed but Arunachal Pradesh Police is yet to declare results of recently
held interview for IRBn and APPbn. All the candidates are anxiously waiting for the
results. During interview there were many rumours about seats being bought. But we
trust APP and believe that interview was done free and fair. However if there is
delay in declaring result, the rumours may again spread and such rumour will only
damage the image of Arunachal Pradesh Police. So, I appeal Chief Minister who is
also holding additional post of home minister to declare result at the earliest for
benefit of all aspiring candidates.
T. Pertin, Itanagar
Improve BSNL service
I would like to highlights the difficulties faced by the BSNL mobile subscribers
due to poor BSNL network service under Raga in Lower Subansiri district.
I do not know whether the same problem is happening in other places in Arunachal
Pradesh. The network remains defunct for many days in Raga area. Sometimes, it works
for few hours only. Worst sufferers are the students who are studying outside the
state and poor patients who are undergoing treatment in other states of the country.
I strongly condemned the poor and irresponsible service provided by BSNL staff
who are looking after the Raga BSNL tower. If this kind of thing continues at Raga
BSNL, the subscribers will have no other option but to approach the Consumers Forum
for justice. I also request the higher authorities of BSNL to hand over the charges
of SDO Daporijo to SDO Ziro for maintenance of Raga BSNL network as Raga area is
nearest to Ziro SDO. I once again request the BSNL authorities to look into the
grievances of its subscribers.
Sida Banor, ex- ASM
This is in reference to the article published in your daily titled “Open letter to
Banderdewa circle intellectual forum and state Govt.” Here I would like to point
out that Gumto was not affected by bandh call given by BCIF. Being Anchal Samiti
Member of 13th Gumto Panchayat, I completely trash this statement which was made
by chairman Education and cultural development Society,Kimin. It is worth mentioning
that few people are trying hard to defame my village i,e, Gumto and my public image.
Hence request your concern office to kindly verify the ground reality before going
to press. I would also like to inform that Doimukh does not come under Capital Complex
and it is not affected by bandh call given by BCIF.
People of Doimukh know if’s and but’s of bandh call given by any organization, therefore
do not support unnecessary bandh call which may cause public grievances.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has called for social dialogue and a
review of labour market institutions to avoid further violence in the South African
As an inquiry begins into the fatal August shooting of dozens of striking miners
in South Africa, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has called for high-level
social dialogue in order to prevent further violence and unrest.
Such dialogue, said Vic Van Vuuren, head of ILO’s Pretoria Office, needs to extend
beyond the workplace, to address the wider issues facing South African society.
Van Vuuren also called for a review of the current labour market institutions and
urged government not to respond disproportionately in the face of protests.
On August 16, 34 striking miners were shot dead by police, the worst incident of
its kind since the end of apartheid in 1994. In total, more than 40 people died in
weeks of unrest in August at the Marikana platinum mine. Since then, a wave of strikes
have hit South Africa’s mining industry. The spread of the unrest has raised concerns
about the potential breakdown of the collective bargaining system which has operated
for the last 18 years.