NE Badminton C’ship
Arunachal bows out of team events
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: Arunachal Pradesh Junior Team suffered a heartbreaking 2-3 semifinal
defeat to host Manipur in the North East Zonal Inter-state Badminton Championship
being held at Imphal, Manipur today.
The defeat against the host saw Arunachal lose the match after having a two-match
Laa Talar gave Arunachal 1-0 lead defeating Unil Kumar 24-22, 21-16 in Boys Single
before her younger sister Laa Yajum increased the lead to 2-0 beating Angita 21-23,
21-19, 21-14 in Girls Single.
Talar pairing with Jokom Ribya lost 16-21, 21-23 to Manjit and Dingko in a keenly
contested match in Boys double. Manipur's Somibal-Purnima defeated Pinky-Yania 21-06,
20-22, 21-15 in Girls double event to restore parity (2-2) in the fourth match.
Arunachal' Akshay Raito and Yania lost the deciding fifth match against the pair
of Unil Kumar and Somibala in three sets (21-16, 10-21, 17-21).
State's senior team made an early exit yesterday losing 1-3 to the same opponent.
JACAP pleads governor to withhold HTS bill
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: Joint Action Committee of Arunachal Pradesh (JACAP), headed by
former MLA Lokam Tassar sought Governor's intervention to withhold payment of HTS
bills under PDS. The JACAP in a representation to the Governor claimed that the state
government is processing fund of Rs 200 crore diverting plan head to non-plan head
for payment of PDS HTS bills under the department of Food and Civil Supplies ignoring
the legal implication and incomplete clearance from FCI.
The representation further claimed that after a prolonged correspondences and meetings
between the state government and FCI, it was resolved to make payment of the bills
in quarterly by the state government which would be reimbursed by FCI.
Accordingly, JACAP said, "state Govt created a revolving fund diverting plan fund
to non-plan fund and made payment of bills for the first quarter of the year to the
tune of Rs 58 crore but the FCI had never reimbursed the amount to state government
for various reasons."
SAI STC Extension Centre at IGJHSS Pasighat
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: The Independent Golden Jubilee Higher Secondary School (IGJHSS),
Pasighat has been selected as the most suitable school in Pasighat to set up Sports
Authority of India STC Extension Centre.
The school was selected after going through various aspects involved in sports promotion
by a team consisting of Pasighat East MLA Kaling Moyong, Nari-Koyu MLA Kento Rina,
Pasighat ADC Deepak Shinde, Consultant MYAS, VVSN Rao and District Sports Officer
Nada Apa. Earlier on Oct 28 and 29 they had visited various other schools in Pasighat
to explore the possibility of setting up of SAI STC Extension Centre to tap the natural
talent in sports as per the direction of Sports Authority of India.
It was informed that Archery, Athletic and Taekwondo will be taken up initially as
this region is predominantly tribal region having excellent talent in these disciplines.
Sri Sri Vidya Mandir will provide Yoga and Meditation training to the athletes.
The proposal for SAI STC Extension Centre at Pasighat was made on October 6 at DC's
Conference Hall, Pasighat by MLA Kaling Moyong and DSO Nada Apa. This was followed
by a feasibility report on Extension Centre submitted to Sports Authority of India.
UOAP demands resignation of CM
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: Condemning the dropping of four ministers from their posts and
resignation of two MLAs, the United Organization of Arunachal Pradesh (UOAP) has
demanded that Chief Minister Nabam Tuki should resign on moral ground.
It is a complete sign of dictatorship and disrespecting the constitutional laws by
organizing a tragic dinner party of the legislators, it said in a release.
Book Fair to mark birth
anniversary of Sardar Patel
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: Following the directives from the Union HRD ministry to host events
on days of national importance, the Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) is organizing a
three days book fair from Oct 29 to 31 at university premises to commemorate the
birth anniversary of the Iron man of India, veteran statesman and former Home Minister
of Independent India, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel.
In his inaugural address, Vice Chancellor, Prof Tamo Mibang spoke at length on the
contextual and historical significance of the Book Fair.
The chairman, Library Advisory Committee Prof N C Roy highlighted the contribution
of Patel towards unity and integrity of the country.
Among others Prof. M Hussain, Visiting Professor, Dr. David Pertin, RGU Dy. Registrar,
Registrar Prof. Rachob Taba, Dr. D K Pandey, the Librarian in-charge also spoke on
Various publishers such as DVS Publishing House from Guwahati and New Pothighar,
Naharlagun are participating the Book Fair.
9th ASVS state level inter school sports meet starts
[ Karda Natam ]
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: The 9th state level Inter-School Sports Meet of Arunachal Shiksha
Vikas Samiti (ASVS) started at Donyi Polo Vidya Niketan, Ngorlung, East Siang district
Inaugurating the sports meet, former Lok Sabha MP, Tapir Gao called upon the students
to take part in the competitions with true sportsman spirit and discipline. Emphasizing
on discipline, he said that education is incomplete without sports and sports is
meaningless without discipline.
ASVS president Tadar Kama spoke about instilling a sense of patriotism along with
sportsman spirit in students to make them worthy future citizen of the country.
A total of 312 selected students including 215 girls from 19 schools run by Arunachal
Shiksha Vikas Samiti are participating in the two-day event.
Competitions among students shall be conducted in six individual events, three team
events and a mini marathon among three categories.
Kalamitra Karmashalla camp begins
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: A four-day long Sanskar Bharati Arunachal Pradesh organized Kalamitra
Karmashalla Residential Camp began at the Art of Living Campus, Jullang, here today.
Hundreds have been registered to participate in the training camp wherein, workshop
on classical and folk dance, theater and vocal will be conducted.
Speaking during the inaugural function, Itanagar Municipal Council (IMC) Chief Councillor,
Kipa Kaku lauded the Sanskar Bharati for nurturing the folk culture into classical
dance/song. She further lamented the lack of resources and proper training and workshop
which has caused the state's age-old rituals and customs to gradually fade away.
In his address, Director, Art & Culture Department, R D Thongon urged the participants
to gain more knowledge and master their skills from the workshop.
Sanskar Bharati Vice President, Gichik Taaza and General Secretary Sukhdev Biswas
also spoke on the occasion.
Among the prominent resources persons who will be imparting free training to the
participants include Olen Megu Damen, Omak Kamut and Nabam, Rajashree Shirke and
Anirudha Shirke from Mumbai, Toijam Shilla Devi from Manipur and Mita Sen from Guwahati.
Fire devours 17 houses in Siang district
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: 17 dwelling houses were gutted in a devastating fire that broke
out at Reying village under Payum circle of Siang district on October 28 night. According
to official source, 7 granaries, 2 Rice-Mills and Two MIBT shops were also reduced
to ashes in the fire mishap.
Kaying EAC in-charge cum Payum CO Dr. Taking Gammi along with Payum circle MO Dr.
Tasi Paleng, UDC Sajom Raksap, Gate ASM Tami Pangu and Payum ABK secretary Kalen
Jorang rushed to the fire ravaged village this morning and took stock of the situation.
Gammi informed that he has requested the higher authorities of the Govt to provide
immediate relief assistance to fire victims.
The fire broke out while everyone was asleep. All the belongings of the victims,
both precious and semi precious articles, have been reduced to ashes, informed ASM
There was, however, no report of any casualty and the actual cause of the fire is
not yet known.
Meanwhile, Tami Pangu, who also is president of Block Youth Congress, 32-Rumgong
Assembly constituency appealed to the local administration to provide
immediate relief materials and financial assistances to the fire victims for their
He also appealed the State government for early release of compensation to the victims.
BJP's JAC serves 10 days ultimatum
to Governor, threatens stir
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: Despite the clarification from the state finance department that
there is no financial crisis in the state, the state BJP's Jan Andolan Committee
(JAC) is again out with its demand for Chief Minister Nabam Tuki's resignation. It
has served a 10 days ultimatum to the Governor for judicial inquiry alleging Nabam
Tuki led state government of irregularities into the payments of Hills Transport
Subsidy (HTS) and FDR schemes under disaster management department and release of
LOC against non-plan head.
Informing that the Governor has assured them of looking into their demand, it warned
of hitting the streets if the demand is not fulfilled by the set time.
Addressing media persons at Press Club today, JAC chairman Tame Phassang claimed
that Nabam Tuki led state government is planning to make payment of approximately
Rs 60-70 crore to one PDS contractor for Hill Transport Subsidy (HTS).
"Payment for HTS is a central subject, however the CM is still planning to go ahead
with the payment which is against the rules," he claimed.
"It is his one system of civil deposits. Deposit money in the civil deposits and
pay it to whomsoever he wants to," he said.
The JAC has also alleged state government of diverting fund amounting to Rs 64 crore
under FDR scheme of Disaster Management department to most of the areas in and around
Capital complex and leaving out the actual affected areas.
"All the MLAs were asked to submit concept notes for the same, whereas as per norm
it must be done through the concern DC," the chairman said.
The committee further alleged that the state government is releasing LOC under non-plan
"It is his last resort to save his chair," he mocked. Phassang also condemned the
recent physical assault of DDSE Marken Kadu and held responsible the government for
the deteriorating law and order problem in the state.
"The accused hasn't been arrested yet. Home Minister Tanga Byaling should also resign,"
The committee sought white paper from the state government for its claim that there
is no financial crisis in the state.
Aboh holds review meeting with officials of food & civil supplies dept
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: After taking over the charge of minister for food & civil supplies,
Tirong Aboh today reviewed the activities of department especially the preparedness
for implementation of the NFSA 2013. He lauded the officers and officials of the
department for timely completion of the massive work of beneficiary selection under
the NFSA 2015. In-spite of inadequate man power due to non creation of various posts
against newly created six districts, the department is striving towards achieving
the target of pre-requisite criteria for implementation of this important act.
Aboh also said that food and civil supplies is one of the most important departments
dealing with essential commodities and serving the basic requirement of the poor
and needy consumers residing in the rural and international border area. He asked
the officers of the department to maintain transparency and accountability while
delivering services to the consumers. He assured his cooperation for further improvement
and efficiency in working system in the interest of the common people of the state.
Earlier, Secretary Food & Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Gamli Padu briefed
about the activities of the department starting with organizational structures, preparedness
for implementation of NFSA, end to end computerization of TPDS and other challenges
faced by the department like non re-imbursement of HTS bills by Govt of India, litigations
and non-creation of various posts. The Secretary was accompanied by the Deputy Director
Tojir Kadu, DFCSO Amit Bengia and SDFCSO Tame Messar, according to an official release.
President lauds Arunach
al’s health insurance scheme
Itanagar, Oct 29: President Pranab Mukherjee has lauded the Chief Minister's Universal
Health Insurance Scheme launched in Arunachal Pradesh and termed it as one of the
most benevolent ever launched.
Mukherjee, who was apprised of the scheme by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki during a courtesy
call at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday, said it could be replicated by other states
successfully to help the needy and the poor, an official communique said here today.
The Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister's Universal Health Insurance Scheme was launched
on September 16, 2014 and a total 1,61,000 families have been enrolled till date.
The main objective of the scheme is to provide free medical and surgical treatment,
except outdoor patients facility, in government and private hospitals in cashless
manner using biometric embedded smart card.
The enrolment of beneficiaries was started on July 1, 2014 and distribution of smartcard
is almost complete in all the districts.
The President congratulated Tuki, who elaborated other schemes taken by his government
for the development of Arunachal and welfare of its people, for the effort and sincerity
in putting into place a seamless health delivery system.
Tuki also updated Mukherjee on the progress of Prime Minister's special package in
the state besides implementation of all central and state government flagship programmes,
the communique said. Tuki invited the President to visit the state, to which Mukherjee
agreed in principle and assured to visit the north eastern state sometime later this
year, the communique added.
Spot verification carried for
AALO, Oct 29: The district administration led by West Siang DC Pige Ligu carried
out random spot verification of components assessed by the District Land Acquisition
Team from Gabu Stream to Tai under West Siang district today.
The DC was accompanied by SP Mari Riba, DLR&SO Pumek Ronya, AE (Highway) Gemar Padu
and officers of the committee representing respective department. This exercise was
necessitated after the Compensation Estimate has been returned back by MORT&H, Govt.
of India due to high cost of estimate and other technical reasons. The DC instructed
the team to carry out realistic assessment of assets with total transparency at the
backdrop of litigations and even CBI enquiry into alleged irregularities in compensation
assessment for construction of Trans-Arunachal Highway project in other parts of
the state and directed the DLR&SO to finalise the estimate at the earliest for onward
submission to CE (Highway). DIPRO
Smart City: PMC launches consultative meet
[ Prafulla Kaman ]
PASIGHAT, Oct 29: Pasighat Municipal Council (PMC) in collaboration with District
Tourism Department has launched a series of programme to hold consultation with cross
sections of the society before drawing up action plan for Smart City project.
The first meeting was conducted at Pasighat Tourist Lodge yesterday evening which
covered many aspects of smart city, such as challenges of urbanization, basic amenities,
sustainable environment with floriculture, commercial prospects, security issues
and good governance etc. The meet focused on 'preparation strategy' of a well-planned
smart city at Pasighat.
Moreover, capacity building and citizens' engagement, policies to co-create the smart
city by identifying creative and innovative solutions to common urban challenges
were introduced with the people through power point presentation.
The second consultative meeting was conducted at JN College auditorium today while
more such meetings will be organized at General ground, D-Ering Memorial HSS and
Gandhi Chowk at Pasighast bazaar covering all 12 municipal wards within this week.
The PMC councillors in a meeting on October 26 last selected two representatives
(as volunteer) from each municipal ward for preparation of proposals pertaining to
Smart City Project. The meeting chaired by Municipal Executive Officer (MEO), Deepak
Shinde assigned responsibility to the volunteers to mobilize the general public and
ensure maximum participation in the drive.
The ongoing programme aims at collecting public opinion on what type of smart city
they need and what role they will play for its development.
Meanwhile, the district administration sought suggestions and cooperation from the
citizens requesting them to participate in the process of smart city planning by
registering their names with designated government web portal- www.mygov.in.
It may be recalled that the union government, on August 21 announced seven cities
in the North-east to include under its Smart City Project Mission. Thus, the north-eastern
cities include Guwahati (with a population of 9.62 lakh), Imphal (2.68 lakh), Shillong
(3.54 lakh), Pasighat (24,000), Kohima (1.60 lakh), Agartala (4.4 lakh) and Namchi
(12,190). Under the Mission, the Ministry will provide Rs 100 crore per city per
year over the next five years. Accordingly, the Centre has made a provision of Rs
48,000 crore for the next five years for the Smart Cities Mission.
Seppa Govt. College celebrates 6th Annual College Day
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: The 6th Annual College Day of Govt. College Seppa (Model Degree
College) was celebrated from October 26 to 28.
Sport Authority of Arunachal Chairman Gora Makik, who inaugurated the Annual College
Day, lauded the effort of the management and the staff of the college in encouraging
the students to involve themselves in sports activities along with studies. He talked
in length about the scopes of sports in the state and urged the students to make
career out of sports.
While responding to the memorandum submitted by the students' union, he assured to
sanction for college ground development at permanent campus for sports activities.
EKSWCO chairman Safar Pao, who attended the valedictory function, encouraged the
students to be disciplined and focused in their studies and not to get themselves
involved in petty politics.
Speaking on the occasion, Principal Robin Hissang highlighted about the hardships
faced for opening of the college and also about growth of the institute. Highlighting
the achievements of the college, the principal urged the students to study hard to
make the college really a model one.
He also disclosed that the college authority is trying its best to shift it to its
permanent campus at Wessang, some 7 km away from Seppa.
Various literary, cultural and sports activities were conducted during the three-day
The students were divided into three houses, namely Nyari Welly, Nicham Sonam and
Dera Natung. Nyari Welly house was adjudged as 'Champion House' and Dera Natung House
was awarded the best disciplined house.
Kingkong Dari and Devi Singhi were adjudged as the best athletes in boys and girls
M&SE urged to give priority to the customers’ satisfaction
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: The Director of Industries, Taru Talo advised the state's Micro
& Small Entrepreneurs to give priority to the customers' satisfaction while marketing
their products. He said this after inaugurating a Branch MSME development Institute
under the Ministry of MSME, GoI, Itanagar organized day-long State Level Vendor
Development Programme (SLVDP) at the Conference Hall of the Directorate of Industries
The programme was held with an objective to provide a common platform to MSMEs to
know about the vendor's participation in procurement of goods/services by the central
PSUs /Central Government Departments/ Ministry.
Talo further said that the SMEs should develop themselves in the customer driven
market with new and quality products and become more competitive. He also lauded
the efforts of MSME in the state to create awareness amongst entrepreneurs regarding
the Public Procurement Policy, 2012 which has become mandatory from April this year.
While explaining about the objective of the programme, Br MSME-DI, Itanagar, Assistant
Director in-charge GS Khandelwal also highlighted the importance of public procurement
policy, 2012 to the prospective entrepreneurs attending the programme.
Among those who attended the programme were Executive Director, NHPC, Itanagar, Ronel
Kumar, DGM BSNL, Itanagar, AM Bhalerao, JDI, Department of Industry, SK Dutta and
APEDA President, Nabam Regum.
Over 100 VKV students attend
specially designed camp
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: In all, 159 students from 19 VKVs from various districts of the
state are participating in a specially designed three-day camp for the meritorious
students of the state VKVs which was inaugurated by Itanagar Capital complex DC,
Mige Kamki at Eknathji Centenary Bhavan at VKV here today.
Addressing the students on the inaugural day, Kamki said that Arunachal Pradesh is
a unique state where literacy rate is higher than the national average. While appreciating
the efforts of Vivekananda Kendra in modernizing the educational scenario of the
state, he further advised the students to be sincere and hardworking.
Space Scientist and former Deputy Director of Security, Cabinet Secretariat, New
Delhi, Dr. TP Sasikumar is the resource person for the three-day camp being conducted
by the Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas Arunachal Pradesh Trust.
Joint Secretary of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas Arunachal Pradesh Trust Radha Devi
and Education Officer Unnikrishnan also spoke on the occasion.
Food Safety Officers team conducts
surprise raid, seizes adulterant
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: A team of Food Safety Officers led by Assistant Food Controller-cum-designated
officer, Lokam Mangha caught one fruit retailer red handed who was using non permitted
Calcium Carbide/Acetylene gas for artificial ripening of bananas during a surprise
inspection of wholesalers/retailers of fruits in various market of the Capital Complex
The team has seized the adulterant and sent it for analysis. It will also initiate
punitive action against the said vendor in due course.
Random legal samples of apples and other fruits were also dispatched to the notified
laboratory for monitoring quality standards.
Meanwhile, the department has also directed all fruit wholesaler/retailers of the
state not to use Calcium Carbide for artificial ripening of fruits as it is prohibited
under Section 2.3.5 of the Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restriction
on sale) Regulation 2011-being injurious to health.
Consumers were also advised to wash the fruits thoroughly with water before consuming
and report any problem related to safety of food to the district Medical Officer-cum-Designated
Officer of the district, informed an official release.
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Summit of immense importance
The India Africa summit 2015 which begun on Monday has paved the way for improving
the relation between India and African countries. Majority of African countries along
with their head of state participated in the event. Addressing the third edition
of summit today in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said global institutions
couldn’t represent the world if they do not give representation to India and Africa.
Modi also took opportunity of summit and meet many prominent African leaders.
The two previous India-Africa summits were held in 2008 and 2011, in New Delhi and
Addis Ababa. Even though the two summits set the pace for cementing the relationship,
it was not really considered to be success. Hopefully this time things will not remain
same. Modi government seems serious about taking India-Africa relation to next level
and they took an important step in this direction by announcing concessional credit
of $10 billion to Africa. Also the expert believes that Indian companies stands to
gain by investing in Africa, which has huge business potential. Besides earning profit
they will earn goodwill for India. In recent years China has invested heavily in
Africa and is expanding their influence in the continent. India will have to walk
extra mile to match China in this regard. They have made a beginning with India Africa
summit 2015 and hopefully things will improve from here on.
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Impending water crisis in NE
NE India is moving towards serious drinking water crisis due to poor management of
available water resources due to over exploitation, non-judicious use and indiscriminate
wastage and lack of conservation priorities. The aggressive use of ground water by
the construction industry across NE without proper monitoring and surveillance and
due to lack of comprehensive legal framework in restricting indiscriminate and non-judicious
water use is further jeopardizing the future water crisis; accelerating the process
of erosion of the water table. Over applying chemical fertilizers and pesticides
washed by rain and irrigation water accumulates in local water bodies and are damaging
vulnerable and highly fragile local ecosystems by promoting pest resistance, eradicating
agriculture friendly predatory insects and non-target species, introducing detrimental
mutations in different aquatic species, causing eutrophication, algal blooms in available,
local surface water resources like ponds, pools, rivers, streams, rivulets, lakes,
ditches and swamps. Some of the toxic agricultural chemicals even percolate downwards
and contaminate ground water. No one is paying attention to the impending dangers
of severe water crisis in the entire NE in the future. Several counties across the
globe have been shifting to organic agriculture that avoids use of synthetic agro-chemicals;
NE states could follow that path. Such organic products have huge demands in western
markets and are often sold at much higher process. This could help both the environment
and strengthen the foreign currency reserve of the nation. Strong judicial and legislature
reforms regarding water use and applications need to be implemented along with strict
monitoring and surveillance across the nation. Lack of education and awareness in
the rural areas has been causing severe depletion and contamination of water resources
and this should be sincerely addressed by implementation of mass campaign and public
education in the NE on water use and conservation. Storing and using rain water and
roof top gardening and farming should be encouraged where applicable. Every available
water body should be utilized for pisciculture and must be protected by local communities
from pollution and non-judicious water use. If we all come forward and do our part;
the impending water crisis of the NE could be avoided, if we work where there is
Saikat Kumar Basu
Let us work together and stop blame game
The media houses in Itanagar should take up the task of creating a website for the
people of the state. The website may contain all the information regarding the refugee
Yesterday's "Face To Face" Symposium conducted by Arunachal Press CLIB, Itanagar
has at least given us a lesson on where we fall low in compare to so called foreigners.
The symposium has started a momentum on right track. But follow up is required though.
Hope the proceedings have been thoroughly documented.
First and foremost our job would be to start documenting our past, present and future
activities related to the refugee issue. So, that we are no more paralysed while
fighting the legal war. I am worried whether the review and curative petitions filed
earlier by AAPSU and the state government have sufficient justified grounds in contesting
The state govt need to gear up to initiate more concrete steps in dealing with the
issue in terms of immediate constitution of high powered committee consisting of
politician, academician, social worker, researcher, media personnel, student body
and from among the people working for the cause.
We also have to hire the best possible lawyers in the country. We have to thoroughly
understand that the crux of the problem lies in the fact that the rights claimed
by the refugees come into conflict with the absolute rights of the indigenous tribes
with a ‘distinct way of life’. It is only apparent and natural that further steps
in this regard has to consider wider social acceptance so that it is viewed as acceptable
by the contending parties. It is also essential that as per my understanding, one
has to accept and realize that right-based provisions may not necessarily be acceptable
solutions. The question here is how does one set the ball rolling? One possible step
in this regard is to organize a series of dialogues as we started with our version
yesterday in the form of “FACE TO FACE” symposium.
Let’s not blame anyone now. It’s time to work and document whatever we do. If AAPSU
supposedly have worked for the Refugee issue since late 1970's, do they have documents
to support it? Actually we have seen that AAPSU has been used as platform to step
into the ladder of politics and business.
We have to understand what actually happened in the past. As per my knowhow the Chakmas,
who is Buddhist believers and Hajongs the Hindu believers were driven out of the
then East Pakistan (present Bangladesh) a Muslim majority nation during 1960's. At
that point of time no international community questioned the act of violation of
Human Rights. Later when they entered India they were placed in various NE states
including in Arunachal Pradesh.
Today the SC of India, as I believe in my little legal knowledge has in consonance
with the UDHR, ICPCR and also on the basis of available solid documents in possession
with the Chakmas and Hajongs have facilitated them in so to be called as the "Fair
Way" in allowing them the Indian citizenship in Arunachal, to which the AAPSU and
many of the participants of the programme accepted to. But again here the question
is and I am afraid that if any of the state or union territories in India would agree
to take the burden of allowing these foreign turned Indian citizens into their land.
It is for sure Bangladesh would never accept them to be deported as we have seen
in the case of Bangladeshis supposed to be deported after series of discussions with
It is laudable that present executive members of AAPSU especially the General Secretary
and the Spokesperson as I know them personally are putting efforts in the form of
organizing rally to wake up state government from deep slumber and file the review
petition in Supreme court.
Dept. of Sociology
Rajiv Gandhi University
Upper Subansiri deserves better banking service
Through your esteemed column I would like to appeal to the State Bank Of India (SBI)
authority to establish sufficient SBI branches in Upper Subansiri district. The lone
SBI branch operating in the district headquarter Daporijo is not sufficient to cater
to the needs of the people. The present SBI is devoid of modern amenities required
for customer satisfaction. The office building is quite old and is often crowded.
Further the ATM booths hardly functions.
The denizens especially from far of places like Taliha, Nacho, Limeking, Maro, Baririjo
etc. always find themselves in torturous situation. They cover long distance to reach
Daporijo just for bank work. Therefore when bank does not function properly they
face lot of trauma. SBI authority needs to understand it. I would like to request
SBI to establish at least one branch each along with ATM booth at Dumporijo and Taliha
to facilitate overcrowding problems of the lone SBI bank of our district headquarter.
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