ANYA demands booking ofarrested army men under NSA
ITANAGAR, Jul 19: The All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) has demanded for early
termination, trial and booking of the four accused army men, involved in the burglary
case for looting one Tana Karan of Doimukh, under National Security Act (NSA).
Nine persons including four army personnel from Likabali based 138 Medium Regiment
(Indian Army) currently deployed in North Lakhimpur in Assam were arrested jointly
by Banderdewa, Doimukh and Naharlagun Police along with 138th Bn CRPF jawans at Banderdewa
check gate yesterday evening.
In a memorandum addressed to the governor today, it said, it is very unfortunate
that Indian Army whom we trust have started looting publicly instead of performing
their duties. After this incident, we can no longer trust them and our sense of security
has completely vanished.
Bhalukpong Rape Case
Association demands speedy trial
ITANAGAR, Jul 19: Langdo-Rangmo-Welly-Wahge-Weyo Youth Association (LRWWWYA) has
demanded that the Bhalukpong rape case should be tried in fast track court for early
prosecution of the rapist.
Describing the incident of raping a three-year-old girl on July two at Bhalukpong
as rarest of rare, LRWWWYA, in a letter to Chief Minister has appealed him to direct
the Investigating Officer (IO) of the case to complete the investigation process
within three months and file charge sheet.
LRWWWYA also appealed to the chief minister to transfer this case from Bomdila to
Yupia as the present Additional Session & District Judge, Bomdila was allegedly not
While reiterating the demand for awarding capital punishment to the accused, LRWWWYA
said that such heinous crimes are sure to follow unless a capital punishment is given
to the offender of such heinous crime.
“Since the rapist has confessed his crime and police registered the case under section
450/366(A)/376(A) IPC there should not be delay in awarding penalty to the accused,”
the letter said.
DMO warns unregistered nursing homes of tough action
AALO, Jul 19: The District Medical Officer West Siang district has decided to take
tough action against unregistered Laboratory and Nursing Homes under Clinical Establishment
(Registration & Regulation) Act 2010. The list of registered Laboratory and Nursing
Home in West Siang are only 28 and others are practicing without registration.
The DMO alerted the public to avoid any kind of laboratory test and medical treatment
from unregistered private Laboratory and Nursing homes. He appealed all the public
of the district to inform him if such unregistered private Laboratories and Nursing
Homes are running in their respective areas. DIPRO
AGSU congrats Tongam
ITANAGAR, Jul 19: All Galo Students’ Union (AGSU) has congratulated noted journalist
and Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times Tongam Rina for being chosen for the
prestigious media award, “Prize for the Freedom and Future for media 2013” instituted
by Media Foundation, Leipzig, Germany.
“Her achievement is not only pride for Galo community it is a pride for the people
of entire state,” AGSU said in a release and believed that her achievement will become
source of inspiration for the upcoming generations.
Changlang Govt staff donates for U’khand victims
CHANGLANG, Jul 19: The Changlang District Administration has collected an amount
of Rs. 29, 57, 623 only being one day salary contribution received from different
departments of Changlang district to be deposited towards Chief Minister’s relief
The fund has been raised on humanitarian ground, showing solidarity with the victims
of natural calamities that occurred recently in Uttarakhand.
The Government employees of Changlang district generously donated for relief and
reconstruction of flood ravaged state Uttarakhand. DIPRO
National Awardee felicitated
ITANAGAR, Jul 19: President of India Pranab Mukherjee has presented the National
Youth Award for 2011-12 to Tilling Yam at a function at Rastrapati Bhavan, New Delhi
on July 4 last.
Yam was conferred the prestigious award in recognition of her dedicated services
towards youth development.
Yesterday, Tilling Pada Welfare Association (TPWA), Tilling Anu-Ami (TAA) and Tilling
Nyahii (TN) felicitated Yam, in a function organized at Tilling village, Hong, for
receiving the National Award.
“By winning the award, she has brought laurel not only to Tilling clan but also entire
Arunachal Pradesh,” TPWA chairman Tilling Tak said.
Participating in the function, Niitii (Hong) ZPM Tilling Sambyo, suggested the youths,
especially the young girls to follow the path of Yam to bring more laurel to the
A large number of well wishers, village elders, including Punyo Paya, ZPM Niichi
(Hong) attended the function.
PCCF visits Pasighat
ITANAGAR, July 19: Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) and Principal Secretary
D V Negi yesterday visited Pasighat and interacted with the forest officers and staff
of Central Circle.
During the interaction, the staff of Central Circle apprised him about various problems
and grievances of the field staff, such as supplying of sub-standard uniform and
paper belt instead of leather belt, meagre washing allowances, non-payment of uniform
stitching charge and medical reimbursement bill and delay in DPC process etc.
They urged the PCCF to look into the matter and grant uniform allowance instead of
uniform, enhancement of the existing washing allowances at par with CPC, amendment
of existing rate of uniform stitching charge available with forest department at
par with present market rate, to grant some fund for M.R bill and speed the DPC process.
Meanwhile, after careful hearing the PCCF reportedly assured to look into the few
of their demands.
Tirap district granted membership of ASKA
KHONSA, July 19: Tirap district has been granted membership of Arunachal Shito-Ryu
Karate-Do Association for the year 2013 by the head office situated at Chimpu, Itanagar.
The ASKA is affiliated with All India Shito-Ryu Karate–Do Federation. Somgang Lowang
has been appointed as the branch instructor for Tirap district ASKA.
This will facilitate the young Karatekas of the district to hone their skills and
help them participate in tournaments held every year all over the world. There are
many trained young boys and girls in Tirap but for want of proper forum and platform
they could not utilize their acquired skill gainfully.
When asked about the introduction of ASKA in Tirap the Instructor Somgang Lowang
said that to begin with it would be meant for women and girls only adding that these
vulnerable sections needed to be taught the nuances of self-defence. He also said
that shortly ASKA for the boys would be introduced in the district. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, July 19: The quarterly celebration of the Kishori Diwas for the Adolescent
girls under the Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for the Empowerment of Adolescent girls (SABALA)
is being organized at various Anganwadi centres under the Doimukh ICDS project from
July 17 to Sept 26. Under the programme, the guidance and counselling sessions on
various subjects and health check up are being held in collaboration with the line
The sessions on Nutrition and Health Education, Family Welfare, Adolescents Reproductive
Sexual Health (ARSH) and Child Care practices are being resourced by Dr. Tania Raju,
M.O. (CHC, Doimukh), Nane Taga, SMS (Home Science), Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nirjuli
and Nabum Sekap, District Public Health Nurse with active participation from the
APB&OCWWB death benefit scheme
ROING, Jul 19: Lower Dibang Valley district unit AAPWU President Ita Mimi disbursed
Rs 50,000 towards the death benefit scheme under the APB&OCWWB to Late Sanika Munda
who died in an accident at Deo pani Hydel intak point on June last year.
The cash was received by Sanika’s wife Jumna Munda.
The payment ceremony was made in a simple but impressive manner in the office camber
of RO- cum- DLEO, Rokom Tayeng. AAPWU members including Vice President, Robin Pulu,
and Labour & Employment staffs were present on the occasion.
DLEO R Tayeng advised Jumna Munda to open a new bank account and use the amount judiciously
for the benefit of her children. He also calls all the private and public sector
workers to get register themselves under APB&OCWWB to avail various benefits in the
Meanwhile, Ita expressed gratitude to the Chairman APB&OCWWB and Labour & Employment
Department for prompt delivery of services to victim family. DIPRO
Tali ZPM appeals for relief
ITANAGAR, Jul 19: Informing that the continuous rain for the past 2-3 months has
badly affected the crops in Pipsorang and Tali circle, the Zilla Parishad Member
Tali, Tatung Talin has appealed the state government and the concerned department
to send assessment team to assess the extent of damage. It further urged to provide
immediate relief to the affected families.
Social service conducted
ITANAGAR, Jul 19: The Lobi Wildlife Range Development and Protection Committee along
with the officials and staff from Lobi Forest Range office conducted social service
at Lobi Reserved Forest area today.
Jungle area was cleaned and a proper fencing was erected during the day-long social
DWS felicitates meritorious students
ITANAGAR, Jul 19: Dirchi Welfare Society felicitated meritorious students of its
society who excelled in class X and XII CBSE examination for the academic session
2012-13 in a befitting manner at Aalo yesterday.
Advising the students on the occasion DTO Dr Karmar Dirchi encouraged the students
to devote in their study to achieve bright future.
DWS President Jumbom Dirchi emphasized on the qualitative education to compete in
today’s competitive world and also appealed to parents to guide their children in
DWS Vice president Dogo Dirchi highlighted the aim and objective of the programme.
On the occasion, Rikgum Dirchi, Tojo Dirchi, Marbi Dirchi and Bompe Dirchi were felicitated.
Rath yatra celebrated at Changlang
CHANGLANG, Jul 19: The 10 days Jagannath Yatra at Changlang ended successfully on
July 18 which was organized by CRPF (149 Bn. ‘C’ Company) of Changlang under the
supervision of Assistant Commandant Dhananjay Kr. Singh of the CRPF 149 Bn.
The local people of Changlang fully participated along with the CRPF Jawans in the
Yatra. At the end Mahaprasad was distributed by Jawan among the guests and local
people. Such type of religious festivals influences national integration and better
co-ordination with force and civilian. DIPRO
KVK training on fodder production
ITANAGAR, Jul 18: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Lower Dibang Valley organized a day-long
training on scientific fodder production techniques for livestock farmers of the
district at Imuli today.
The training was conducted considering the needs of cultivated fodders for feeding
the livestock to improve their milk and meat production potential, a KVK release.
KVK Programme Coordinator Dr. TJ Ramesha encouraged the farmers towards scientific
production of fodder crops.
Fodder varieties suitable for cultivation in the district were highlighted by the
subject matter specialist in animal science. Demonstration on planting grassroots
slips and stems were also organized on the occasion. A total of 14 farmers actively
took part in the training.
‘Improve telecom system within a week’
ITANAGAR, Jul 19: The All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) Kurung Kumey district unit
has called for improving telecommunication system at Koloriang.
In an ultimatum submitted to the Kurung Kumey DC, while apprising that the government
employees as well as the common public are facing lot of problems due to the non-functioning
of telecommunication system at Koloraing, it said, people residing in the district
headquarter are totally cut off from the entire world.
It’s other demands are regular power and water supply at Koloriang.
Insisting on early redressal of its demand, the association gave a week’s time for
fulfillment of its demand failing which it warned of calling 12 hour Koloriang bandh.
Orgs resolve to conduct dev. awareness campaign
ITANAGAR, Jul 19: The Upper Siang Youth Forum (USYF), Siang Peoples’ Welfare Society
(SPWS) and Abor Hills Peoples’ Forum (AHPF) in a joint meeting held here today resolved
to conduct an extensive development awareness campaign in Siang belt to improve coordination
among the people of Siang belt, the companies engaged in various projects and the
In a release, it further appealed the companies undertaking Trans-Arunachal Highway
project in Siang belt to complete the work within the stipulated time.
ITANAGAR, Jul 19: Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU) has sharply reacted to the
statement given by one Sangha Tagik District Zilla Chairperson Kurung Kumey District
on July 19, in which he termed the allegation leveled against RD Department by ALSU
The union has termed the statement as his personal view with self vested interest.
The union cautions any individual to refrain from involving in such ‘meaningless
activities’ and added that ‘we are not opposing APPRCC Press Conference but we are
opposing the statement given by Tagik only’.
Regarding codification of customary Law and separation of judiciary from Executive,
the union said that it had served several memorandum, representation and ultimatum
to government but there is no any positive response from government till today. Apart
from these, the union had also organized several symposium and seminar regarding
separation of judiciary from executive, codification of customary Law in recent past.
The union said that though the union has no intention to target any individual, it
is against the appointment of Joint Director (Agri & allied) under Rural Development
Department which was made illegally by violating the recruitment rules and other
procedures. The union claimed that it has already found and collected all relevant
documents through the RTI.
AAPPHE&WSDWU demands creation of posts
ITANAGAR, Jul 19: The All Arunachal Pradesh Public Health Engineering & Water Supply
Department Workers Union (AAPPHE & WSDWU) has demanded for creation of 2170 posts
of workers under PHE department and to pass it in the next assembly session 2013-2014
on top priority.
In a representation addressed to the chief minister, it also demanded for maintenance
of roster in the appointment process according to the 80:20 ratio between APST &
non-APST and maintain central service rules reflected in the FR11 & FR13 under seniority
list on the basis of 80:20 percent, appointment of departmental worker in the same
designation and to promote according to the eligibility of qualifications of candidates/employees
from time to time and implementation of golden handshake policy under voluntary retirement
scheme for old age employees who have contributed for the welfare of the department.
The union further warned of launching democratic movement if the demands are not
fulfilled by the next assembly session.
World Population Day observed
TEZU, Jul 19: World Population Day was observed at Tezu by conducting mass rally
in Tezu Township under the theme “Small Family- Overall Development” by the student
of government higher secondary school, Tezu today.
The rally conducted under the National Rural Health Mission, Tezu was flagged off
by Lohit Deputy Commissioner R.K. Sharma.
The rally was also participated by District Medical Officer Dr. N. Ninu, DRCHO Dr.
Nani Rika, Medical Superintendent, Medical/Programme officers of DMO, DRCHO and District
Org demands independent HM
ITANAGAR, Jul 19: The Arunachal Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization (APATCYO) demanded
the state government to appointment independent home minister to tackle law and order
problem in the state. Organization also opined that Right to Education (RTE) Act
2005 should be effectively implemented in the schools. It also said that home department
office should be shifted to suitable place, with strict prohibition of common people’s
entry. It further said that the state assembly should be telecast live.
Union pleads for electricity
ITANAGAR, Jul 19: The All Pakke-Kessang Pijeriang Dissing-Passo Seijosa Student’s
Union today claimed that its entire area, such as Pakke-Kessang, Seijosa and Dissing
Passo is reeling under darkness due to non-functioning of 30KW Mini Hydel at Pakke-Kessang.
In a release the union said that due to lack of electricity the government staffs,
students and common people are facing plethora of problems, thereby unable to function
properly. It also said that Seijosa ADC headquarter is also facing erratic power
supply. Union further claimed that despite the repeated pleas to solve the problems,
the concerned department and local MLA did not pay heed to the grievances.
AAPRTA opposes new rule for release of stipend
ITANAGAR, Jul 19: Opposing to the new rule set for the release of stipend, the All
Arunachal Pradesh Remote Teachers Association (AAPRTA) has demanded for relaxation
for the same and to reintroduce the old rule.
In a letter addressed to the education minister, it said, according to the new rule
for the release of stipend for the students this year, opening of bank account and
also filled up form (hard copy) to be uploaded in the website has been made mandatory
for every student, but it will not be possible for schools located in the remote
Its other demands are immediate release of ration money for the last four years,
follow up and introduction of the RTE and related to all the materials and office
expenditure money to run the school smoothly, release of the loading/carrying charges
of books and other head load items for the school and creation of UDC and LDC posts
in all the secondary and higher secondary schools.
Day is not too far that we achieve 90 percent literacy rate: Siram
ITANAGAR, Jul 19: Education Minister Bosiram Siram said that the day is not too far
that Arunachal would achieve 90 percent literacy rate. The education minister said
this while chairing the coordination meeting of education officers being organized
by SSA Rajya Mission Itanagar at conference hall of State Institute of Rural Development
(SIRD) today. The coordination meeting was held to chalk out the strategy and action
plan to bring educational reformation and achieve its goal in pursuit of quality
education before the starting of 2013-14 academic session.
The education minister however said that achieving literacy rate target is not only
goal of the department rather it has miles to go to bring educational reformation.
While admitting that many centrally sponsored flagship programmes are not properly
implemented in the schools, he urged the officers concerned to make sure it implemented
properly. On the shortage of the text books in the government schools, the minister
directed the school authority to ensure that students return text books after the
He also expressed displeasure over the implementation of the mid-day-meal (MDM) in
the state and stated that authority has to be cautious while distributing the MDM
citing Bihar incident where dead snake and insects were found in MDM. Further Siram
appealed to the officers particularly teachers to be sincere and dedicated in their
job to bring changes in the education scenario.
Parliamentary Secretary Education J.K Panggeng said that to bring reformation in
education sector, all stakeholders such as teachers, administrator and parents should
be involved. He said that the education department alone cannot shoulder the responsibility
for bringing quality education without support from other stakeholders.
Ramesh Negi Commissioner Finance and Education in his address emphasized on a role
of teachers in shaping the students future. Negi said that teachers are leader as
it can change the destiny of student, state and a country. He added that teacher
must have embedded with missionary zeal, high morale and commitment.
Earlier deputy secretary education Subhash Chandra Debnath welcoming the participants
highlighted the agendas of the coordination meeting to discuss the preparedness of
Academic session 2013-14. Director School Education Tapang Talo, Director of Elementary
Education Bodong Yirang and State Project Director SSA Rajya Mission PN Thungon and
DDSEs from the various districts attended the coordination meeting.
Various issues such as collection of school fees, teacher deployment, single teacher
schools, CM Talent Award for students of Class X and XII were thoroughly discussed
during the meeting.
AdiSU resents poor infrastructure of JNC
PASIGHAT, Jul 19: A team of Adi Students’ Union (AdiSU) led by its president today
visited Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat and taken stock of its present condition
in terms of infrastructure and other developmental activities.
AdiSU sources said that JN College, the oldest institution of higher education in
the state is running with myriad problems, such as weak infrastructure and acute
shortage of teaching staff particularly in Science stream. It said that a number
of lecturers have been transferred to various other colleges without reliever.
Resenting the pathetic condition of the boy’s hostel due to lack of proper maintenance,
AdiSU functionaries demanded the authority to carry out maintenance work besides
providing additional classrooms to accommodate growing number of students in the
The union leaders, during their visit, claimed to have observed encroachment of college
land by some unscrupulous persons, taking advantage of lack of protective boundary
wall around the college premise. The union has appealed to the encroachers to refrain
from such illegal practices for the sake of development of the institution. Stating
that encroachment always hampers developmental activities, the AdiSU cautioned the
alleged encroachers of initiating legal action, if their humble plea is not responded.
It also appealed the officials of Higher Education department to take proper care
of College in order to keep glory of the premier educational institution intact.
Community cum capacity building training
SEPPA, July 19: Two days Community cum Capacity Building for school Management Committee,
PRI members, local area members and NGOs Seppa block organized by SSA, district mission
began today at BRC office, Seppa.
On the inaugural day, Deputy Commissioner Tarin Dakpe stressed on the role of PRI
members and their participation in such training for smooth running of the schools
in their respective areas. He suggested DDSE to direct all teachers to submit monthly
progress report to DDSE. Adding that surprise checking shall be made on regular basis
in the schools.
DDSE in-charge Zaro Lingfa said that education is a fundamental right under RTE 2009
and therefore parents are equally responsible for providing proper to their children.
He was optimistic to see that there are exchange of ideas, constructive discussion
and suggestion and solution among the stake holders during the training.
ZPM Sangku Sangdo said that teachers should discharge their duties sincerely and
provides skills and knowledge to their students for nation building. She appealed
the teachers of her block not to let allow room for complaints.
The topics during the training shall be Community Mobilization, preparation of school
development plan, various schemes under SSA grants, maintenance of books of account.
Independence Cup Football Tournament begins
ITANAGAR, Jul 19: District level Independence Cup Football Tournament organized by
began at Menchemchey Ground, Tawang today.
Inaugurating the tournament, Brigadier Ashok Singh, SM Garrison Commander Tawang,
reiterated Army’s commitment to extend helping hands in organizing any kind of welfare
activities for the benefit of the local people.
The Gyangkhar FC defeated 3 Assam Regiment 1-0 in the opening match.
A total of 16 teams from Tawang district are participating in the tournament Organized
by Yuva Arunachal and District Sports Authority (DSA) with support from Indian Army
The final will be played on August 15.
The objective of organizing the tournament is to encourage team spirit and imbibe
a sense of healthy competition among the locals.
Zilla Chairperson Jambey Tsering, DCC President TseringTashi, army personnel and
large number of football lovers attended the opening ceremony and enjoyed the inaugural
PCCF participates in 64th Vanmahotsav at Nari
PASIGHAT, Jul 19: As a part of Vanmahotsav celebrations, the Principal Chief Conservator
of Forest (PCF), DV Negi today launched a plantation drive in Nari and planted hundred
saplings. Negi was along with Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava, AK Viswal (CCF),
N Kumar (DFO Territorial), DFO Wild Life T Mize, host of local officers and leaders,
PRI members and students to mark the 64th Van-Mahotsav.
Later the PCF Negi while attending an awareness campaign-cum-meeting, held in the
Nari ADC’s conference hall, informed that it was initiated by the local MLA Tako
Dabii with the objective of securing people’s participation in afforestation activity.
He said Vanmahotsava is celebrated as a festival of forest and in India it was started
as a crusade to save mother earth. He highlighted the role of elite society in maintaining
ecological balance and the need for creating awareness among masses in this regard.
Negi lauded the administration and forest department for taking up plantations under
tremendous pressure of increasing population and rapid urbanization. We have a very
significant role to play in view of the environment threats that the world is facing
today like climate change and global warming and appealed the officers and common
people to work in coordination, to make the mission successful for a better future.
Earlier, the East Siang DC, Nidhi Srivastava while giving “each one should plant
one” mantra hoped that every citizen will join and participate enthusiastically in
Advocating on preservation of forest wealth the DC said such celebration spreads
awareness amongst people about the harm caused by the cutting down of trees. At the
same time she admitted that upcoming constructions or future developments cannot
be stopped for larger interest of the people.
It is possible to preserve trees on project sites if the right measures are taken
during the planning stage. An expert can help you to decide which trees can be saved
and can work with the builder to protect the trees throughout each construction phase,
The Chief Conservator of Forest A K Biswal shared his vast experiences and brifed
The DFO (T) N Kumar in his address trees is very important to us in many ways and
we cannot think of our existence without trees. Trees convert a great deal of our
food deficiency by providing fruits and vitamins and supply timber for various uses.
They also prevent soil erosion and many kinds of medicines are prepared from leaves,
roots and barks of trees and above all, they help us to keep ecological balance supplying
oxygen. To preserve our environment we must plant more and more trees, Kumar further
added. Few school students also presented speeches on importance of plantation on
the occasion. DIPRO
PRI leaders meet BSNL GM, resents lack of telecom facility
ITANAGAR, Jul 19: The people of Chayang Tajo circle under East Kameng district have
expressed strong resentment over lack of tele-communication facility and demanded
the BSNL authority to extend its services to the circle by immediately activating
the mobile towers at Domdila and Chayang Tajo.
Even though two mobile towers, one at Domdila and another at Chayang Tajo were erected
few years back the local people are yet to avail the service due to delay in activation
of the towers, said Lama Bagang, ZPM and Ronmir Yangfo, Block-Chairperson, who along
with other panchayat members met BSNL GM here today, said. They said that General
Manager of BSNL has assured them to look into the matter.
The PRI members have also expressed concern over delay in construction of Seppa to
Chayang Tajo road by Gammon India, a private company. The members after conducting
a detailed inspection of the road project, has decided to take necessary steps to
expedite the ongoing road work without comprising with its quality, keeping in mind
the importance of road.
Meanwhile, ZPM Lama, on behalf of entire Chayang Tajo Circle has lauded the efforts
of SP Nabam Gungte and his team and ITBP personnel in nabbing the culprits involved
in recent looting case and vehemently condemned the involvement of Army men in the
Lack of teacher, infrastructure hamperacademic activities at GHSS Muri Mugli
DAPORIJO, Jul 19: Arunachal Vigilance Forum Upper Subansiri unit demanded the higher
authority of education department to provide necessary infrastructure and post sufficient
teachers at Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Muri Mugli.
The Forum which visited the school recently, claims to have found that the infrastructure
of the school was in pathetic condition. The school is bearing a pitiable look due
to lack of attention from the Government, the Forum said.
Further, acute shortage of subject teachers has severely hampered the academic activities
in the school, the release said adding that there was no teacher in the school to
teach Mathematics, English and Hindi in higher classes besides clerical staff.
It also demanded the authority to demarcate the school boundary to avoid any dispute
As told by the school authority, the higher authority of education department, despite
repeated pleas, has not taken any initiative to improve the education scenario of
the school by posting sufficient teachers and providing necessary infrastructure,
the Forum informed. It further informed that, no senior teacher has been posted in
the school since it was upgraded to higher secondary level.
The school building and teachers quarters were in urgent need for maintenance; the
Forum said and demanded the authority to address the problems of the school at the
The Forum also visited community health centre and took stock of the healthcare facilities.
AGSU meet adopts several resolutions
ITANAGAR, Jul 19: All Galo Students’ Union (AGSU) in a review meeting here yesterday
unanimously decided to take up with the competent authority the matter of renovation
of Aalo-Likabali BRTF road.
Despite assurance, the BRTF authority did not expedite the renovation work of the
Aalo-Likabali road, which is lying in deplorable condition for the last 5-6 years
for lack of maintenance, AGSU lamented in a release.
The Union met the Commandant of 44 BRTF Aalo on June last where it was informed that
the said road was being maintained by 761 BRTF, Camp at Upper Siang, the release
The union also decided to urge West Siang Deputy Commissioner to issue an administrative
order for immediate rectification of word ‘Along’ to Aalo in all government establishments
with immediate effect in compliance with Government notification.
The meeting further decided to urge the state government, not to hold any kind of
public hearing before Mass Referendum Rally to be organized at Aalo in middle of
October to draw a public consensus over the proposed hydro-power projects in Siyom
and Yomgo basin.
Meanwhile, AGSU vehemently condemned the vandalism in office of Directorate Youths
“Such kind of vandalism deserves strong condemnations from all sections of the society,”
AGSU said, and demanded the authority to bring the culprits to book and award them
BJP, BJYM mourn death of district party leader
ITANAGAR, Jul 19: The Bharatiya Janata Party, Arunachal Pradesh today mourned the
sad demise of East Kameng BJP General Secretary Doni Kocho, who died here on July
17 evening. He is survived by wife, 2 sons and 02 daughters.
Despite all odds, Late Kocho has been in opposition party for last 20 years which
is a rare case in Arunachal Pradesh where shifting of loyalty is a common thing,
the Party said. Late Kocho was a dedicated and determined party functionary, said
BJP state president Tai Tagak while recalling the contribution of the party leader.
State General Secretary (Orgn & Admn), B.R. Wage, State General secretary, Dominic
Tadar and state BJYM Vice President Ram Tajo also highlighted his life time sacrifices
and contributions for well being of the people and the party.
The rank and file of the Party observed 2 minutes silence and prayed for eternal
peace of late Kocho. The party also conveyed deep sense of condolence to the bereaved
family and also prayed almighty God to give enough strength to bereaved family to
bear the irreparable loss.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Yuva Morcha state unit has also mourned the demise
of Doni Kocho. Late Doni Kocho was the ex-president of BJYM and general secretary
of BJP East Kameng unit.
In its condolence message, it said, he was a fulltime worker of BJP of his district
and earned healthy rapport with the various communities of the district.
His demise is a great loss and would always be remembered, it stated.
Offering condolences to the bereaved family members, it further prayed for the eternal
peace of the departed soul.
Govt will take all steps to ensure rebound of economy: PM
New Delhi, Jul 19: Admitting the economy was going through a difficult period, Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday assured the industry that government will leave
no stone unturned to ensure a rebound.
Singh attributed the rupee decline to widening Current Account Deficit (CAD) and
global factors and hoped that the steps taken by the Reserve Bank to arrest fall
of domestic currency would be reversed with the easing of speculative pressure.
As regards the economy, he said though basic fundamentals are sound and stable, the
growth rate in the current financial year was likely to be lower than 6.5 percent
estimated at the time of presentation of the Budget in February.
"We will leave no stone unturned to ensure that the economy rebounds. I appeal to
each one of you not to be overcome by negative sentiment," Singh said while addressing
the annual meeting of industry body Assocham.
"Let me begin by stating upfront that we, like most other countries, are going through
a difficult period... It (industry) is looking to the government to bring the economy
back to a higher growth path. This is a legitimate expectation and is also upper
most in our mind," he said.
The Prime Minister assured the industry the government will remain pro-active in
ensuring economic rebound.
"When things are going well, government should interfere as little as possible. When
things go badly, as they seem to be at present, it is the responsibility of the government
to become pro-active," Singh said.
Noting that the most immediate cause of worry is the recent volatility in foreign
exchange markets, Singh said, much of this was due to global markets reacting to
the likelihood of a withdrawal of quantitative easing by the US Federal Reserve.
"Large volumes of funds were withdrawn from emerging markets and there was a depreciation
in many emerging market countries... We too experienced a sharp depreciation in the
rupee. In our case, it was perhaps exacerbated by the fact that our Current Account
Deficit (CAD) had expanded to 4.7 percent of GDP in 2012-13," he said.
The government, Singh said, was committed to bringing the CAD under control by addressing
both the demand side and the supply side of the problem, especially to contain demand
for gold and petroleum products.
"Gold imports declined sharply in June, and I hope they will stay at normal levels
from now on," he added.
On petroleum sector, he said, rupee depreciation has to some extent neutralise the
calibrated steps to reduce under- recoveries of the oil marketing companies.
However, he added, "our policy of adjusting prices to progressively eliminate under
On the supply side, he hoped, depreciation of rupee would give push to export efforts
and added, the government has been trying to remove the constraints in export of
iron and other ores which saw a considerable decline over the last one year.
"Looking ahead, the rupee depreciation will help Indian industry to compete effectively
with other countries, both in export markets and against their imports in our markets,"
Talking about the Reserve Bank's recent initiatives to arrest rupee decline, Singh
said, these steps were not meant to signal increase in long term interest rates.
"They are designed to contain speculative pressure on the currency. Once these short
term pressures have been contained, as I expect they will be, the RBI can even consider
reversing these pressures," he said.
Singh further said that the government is on way to conclude a free trade pact with
the European Union and hoped that industry would take advantage of the agreement
to increase its competitiveness.
India has already signed free trade agreements with Korea, ASEAN and others.
On CAD, Prime Minister said, the government and RBI will use all policy instruments
available - fiscal, monetary and supply side interventions -- to reduce it.
"Ideally we should bring the CAD down to 2.5 percent of GDP. It is not possible to
do this in one year, but I expect that the current account deficit in 2013-14 will
be much lower than the 4.7 percent level recorded last year. It will decline further
next year," Singh said.
Speaking about the economy, Singh said: "We have had one bad year. I assure you we
will get out of it," adding that the fundamentals are sound and stable and medium
prospects remain optimistic.
The Prime Minister further said that the government would stick to the fiscal consolidation
road map and restrict the deficit to the target of 4.8 percent of the GDP in the
current financial year.
Listing the reforms initiatives and measures taken to boost infrastructure, Singh
said, the impact of these would become manifest in the second half of the current
"We also need to take steps that will revive the momentum of investment," he said.
Referring to power sector woes, Singh said, the government has resolved the problem
of coal shortage and fuel supply agreements are being signed to ensure that all plants
that are commissioned by 2015 have adequate supplies of coal.
The Prime Minister further said projects that have been held up for lack of regulatory
approvals are being expedited. He also said a separate cell has been set up to identify
big ticket projects and to see how they can be helped through various hurdles.
Singh further said infrastructure is absolutely critical for India's medium term
growth prospects and the government was monitoring progress in this area on a quarterly
Taking a dig at political critics, Singh said they focus on the experience of one
"This makes for good television but it is a very distorted picture," he said, adding,
the average growth rate in the 8 years of the UPA from 2004-05 to 2012-13 was 8.2
percent as against 5.7 percent in the previous eight years.
Talking about poverty reduction, the Prime Minister said that the percentage of population
below the poverty line declined at 0.75 percent per year before 2004-05.
It has fallen more than 2 percent per year between 2004-05 and 2011-12, he added.
United Nations highlighted the issue of adolescent pregnancy, and calling on Governments
to take measures to enable girls to make responsible life choices and realize their
About 16 million girls under age 18 give birth each year, according to the UN Population
Fund (UNFPA), which noted that another 3.2 million undergo unsafe abortions. The
vast majority 90 per cent of the pregnant adolescents in the developing world are
married. But for far too many of these girls, pregnancy has little to do with informed
choice, said the agency.
UNFPA pointed out that adolescent pregnancy is a health issue, the youngest mothers
face a heightened risk of maternal complications, death and disability, including
obstetric fistula. Their children face higher risks as well. It is also an issue
of human rights, adolescent pregnancy often means an abrupt end of childhood, a curtailed
education and lost opportunities.
"This sensitive topic demands global attention," said secretary General Ban Ki
Moon. To address the problems associated with adolescent pregnancy, Ban stressed
the need to get girls into primary school and enable them to receive a good education
through their adolescence.
Unchecked Chakma-Hajong settlements, a ticking bomb over Arunachal Pradesh
Was India formed for the people of India or for the people of Bangladesh? Was Arunachal
Pradesh formed to evict its very own people and replace them with Chakmas and Hajongs?
What has happened to the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition
of Forest Rights) Act December 18, 2006? It appears like some politically motivated
devious force is interested in populating Arunachal Pradesh more with Chakmas and
Hajongs, steadily engulfing the local tribes that the Constitution of India declares
to be protected. One wonders what force is behind this chronic refugee pain that
has been inflicted on the back of the indigenous tribes of Arunachal for over three
decades now. The Chakma-Hajong refugee bomb has been ticking over Arunachal Pradesh
ever since what is described “a casual decision” was taken on April 10, 1969 by the
then Governor of Assam. Evidently, it was a decision taken back then without any
consideration of the legal protection of the indigenous tribal people, their traditions,
customs and identity. Consequently, Chakma-Hajong refugees have been “temporarily”
settled in Arunachal for over three decades now. It has injected a simmering discontentment
among original indigenous tribal people of the region whose land has been taken to
accommodate Bangladeshi refugees, violating the time-honored norms, principles and
legal provisions. The fast growth of Chakma-Hajong refugee population has been posing
a grave demographic threat with serious socio-economic and political implications
and consequences. The question any right minded person would ask here is, who or
what force stands to gain the most by causing demographic imbalances of such proportions
in Arunachal Pradesh? No matter who they are, it is evident that they neither hold
India’s interest dear nor that of the indigenous people of Arunachal. Any wonder,
the issue that has been distressing the tribal people, State Governments, Central
Governments and Human Rights Organizations for so long still continues to burn with
added fury every single passing day. Clearly, the Bangladeshi settlers will outnumber
the local population and they will soon be reduced to a minority in their own land
if the State Government and Central Government do not take prompt and effective measures
in consultation with the local people. The Chakma-Hajong refugee chronic problem
needs to be resolved at the earliest for integrity, unity, peace and prosperity of
the region. The decision makers have to answer one primary question “should we as
a nation and State hold the interests and rights of our own citizens our first priority
or that of Bangladeshi settlers who keep pouring into Indian Territory unchecked?”
The slogan, “no taxation without representation”, still echoes across the world and
continues to remind the democratic bedrock upon which democratic nations such as
our own India are ideally built. Yet, the disdainful manner in which elected government
handles issues such as Chakma refugees in Changlang turns the clock back to medieval
feudal system. How can political decisions that affect the citizens of this country
be taken without their consensus? How can a blue-eyed political mandarin club impose
such unpopular decisions upon the very people that elect them to protect their interests?
How does one justify the Joint High Power Committee set up to address refugee issues
in Arunachal with not a single representative drawn from Changlang District, the
most affected of all? While nobody denigrates the laudatory role of AAPSU and Takam
Sanjoy (Chairman, JHPC), the Good Samaritans, play in this matter, the effort remains
incomplete and ineffective without appropriate local participation and consensus.
It can be compared to treating the patient without a proper diagnosis and consent
of the patient.
Changlang is systematically been taken away from the hands of the aborigines, the
citizens of India, and given away to Bangladeshi refugees who fled Chittagong Hill
Tracts in the ‘70s. If back then it was the Central Government of the time that accommodated
the refugees in our land taking advantage of our gentle, peaceful and accommodative
nature, today our own State Government appears to repeat history.
One wonders why the five elected representatives from the region are not involved
in this serious, ever growing social hazard. While on one hand we welcome the efforts
of AAPSU and Chairman JHPC have jointly taken, on the other, I wish that the team
should ideally have included one local denizen who is well versed with the ground
realities. No lasting and effective solution to this problem can come without giving
space and voice to a local indigenous person who understands the problems people
in the region suffer from.
Simple training is not enough
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to share my views on providing training
to untrained teachers. I am really confused why the government is giving much emphasis
on providing training to untrained teachers. There are many teachers who do not know
"what to teach" (the subject which he/she is to teach) then where is the question
of "How to teach" (training)? In the past many teachers had passed their class X
(ten) exam through open school system and everybody knows that these exams are not
passed by candidates themselves but by the agents inside or outside the exam halls.
In this condition, can we expect that merely providing training would increase the
knowledge of teacher on "what to teach?" I don't think so. Therefore, instead of
wasting public money on providing training, let them undergo fresh course on the
respective subjects. Conduct periodical test on subjects to update the knowledge
of teachers. Don't politicize while appointing teachers. Appoint only those who have
the knowledge of both 'what to teach' and 'How to teach'.
In simple words, I am not against the training. But for me prior to training, 'What
to teach' is very important, without it quality education is not possible. It's because
of lack of this knowledge among the teachers that quality education is deteriorating
in our state. Lastly, I salute those teachers who have the knowledge of both. I do
expect noble service from them for betterment of Arunachal.
Deprived of my basic right
Through your esteemed paper I would like to draw kind attention of concern authority
that I have applied for allotment of a residential plot measuring approx. 400 Sqm.
at F-Sector, Naharlagun way back in the year 2008-09. All necessary formalities as
required by DC office Capital Complex had been fulfilled, right from visiting of
committee, LRSO, SK , submission of affidavits etc. Moreover, my plot was personally
visited by AD/DD of Land Management Department and endorsed for final issue of allotment
orders from DC Office. Further, there is no case of any encroachment of private or
public land in and around my applied plot.
I have visited 22 times or more for said allotment proposes at DC Office Naharlagun,
4 times at Chandranagar Office but all my visit by spending my hard earn money on
petrol goes in vain. The person concern are sometimes not in table or sometime reply
that “the file is still not finalized you may come again next week”.
5 years have passed since I applied for allotment and completed all required formalities.
I finally met the SK concern in his office chamber on 17th July, 2013 at around 11.30
am. I enquired, Sir, What about my land allotment order? SK replied that all formalities
have been done but DC is reluctant to approve and sign it by saying it is not his
As I have been deprived of having a genuine allotment order on right time, as laymen
view, it also add no benefits to the state exchequer in land revenue point of view.
Now, the question that comes to my mind is whether the State Govt. calculates land
revenue from the date of submission of application or from the date of issue of final
allotment order? If Govt. applies the former I for sure will withdraw my application
and never apply for such allotment order. If the later policy applies then no matter
I will accept. Therefore, neither the State Govt. nor any private party will dare
to evacuate me from my plot even if I don’t have legal documents/allotment order
etc. because, my applied plot is neither suitable for construction of big buildings/Office
/Quarter or is suitable for any commercial purposes.
Therefore, concern minister Land may direct office of DC Capital Complex to expedite
the matter for early issue of allotment order to genuine applicants.
Liromoba schools need attention
Through your esteemed daily we the parental body i.e. Liromoba Circle Capital Complex
welfare society (LCCCWS) of Liromoba circle would like to focus on present imbroglio
of educational system of our concerned area. Since up-gradation of Liromoba secondary
school into Hr. sec. school, till today it lacks basic facilities. Other schools
of our area are also plagued with various problems. It’s all happening due to the
negligence of our concerned Panchayat members, political leaders and so on who are
the main bearers of any development activities. Recently two assistant teacher (AT)
was transferred- one from Govt.Hr. Sec. School Liromoba and another was of Bopu primary
School, Liromoba by the order passed from the concerned higher authority of education
department. However, it is fact that as per govt prescribed norms, the Govt. servant
should stay within their posting place for the tenure of 3 year. So, we the parental
body of the concerned area strongly appeal for the immediate posting of two AT teacher
as a reliever for the well being of student fraternities of said institutions.