ITANAGAR, Sep 9: Techi Bida and Karling Natung entered the final of 2nd Sub- Junior
National Boxing Championship at Shillong on Friday and assured Arunachal Pradesh
of atleast two silver medals in the event.
Bida will fight against pugilist from Services Sports Control Board while Natung
will take on his opponent from Mizoram in the finals tomorrow, Teli Kahi, coach
of the Arunachal team told ATNS over telephone..
The finals would be telecast live on DD Sports at 2 pm tomorrow.
Earlier, Aguk Juja lost his quarterfinal bout against pugilist from Services Sports
Control Board and had to contain with the Bronze.
Tacho mourns deaths, announces ex-gratia
ITANAGAR, Sep 9: Parliamentary secretary, RD and Panchayati Raj Rajesh Tacho expressed
deep shock at the death of Atombo Molo, former All Idu Mishmi Students Union (AIMSU)
president who died along with Hohai Mepo of Matoli village, Huka Tayu of Yuron village
and Rohini Manoh of Akobe village in a landslide in Aathu Epo in Dri Valley near
China border recently.
Tacho, who is presently in New Delhi conveyed his deep sense of condolence to the
bereaved family members and prayed for eternal peace of departed souls.
The Parliamentary secretary also mourned death of one Suku Mena of Achayee village,
who died last week. He announced an ex-gratia payment of Rs 25000 each to the relatives
of the five deceased persons.
Teachers’ Day celebrated
ITANAGAR, Sep 9: The students and teachers of Govt Hr. Sec. School, Nampong, Changlang
district celebrated Teachers’ Day in a befitting manner marking the birthday of Dr.
In his message to the school authority, Power (elect), Forest and Environment Minister
Setong Sena, on behalf of the public, acknowledged the achievement of the school
which recorded 100% result in AISSE and 85% in AISSCE saying that it was possible
only because of the team effort and collective responsibilities of all the staff
of the school led by principal Tomi Doke.
Song and dance by students and presentation to the teachers as a token of respect
were some of the highlights of the celebration.
Students of GSS, RGU campus win district level Governor Quiz competition
ITANAGAR, Sep 9: Kaya Baga and Techi Mania, class IX students of Govt Secondary School,
RGU campus won the first position in Papum Pare district level Governor quiz competition
conducted at Govt Secondary School Nirjuli today. They will represent the district
in state level Governor Quiz competition -11. Lindum Kame, Class –X and Hillang
Kumey, Class –IX from VKV Sher walked away with second prize. Altogether 16 schools
of the district participated in the competition.
Earlier, in his inaugural address as chief guest, T Tatan, Principal, Govt Hr Secondary
School, Naharlagun highlighted the importance of participation of students in such
competition in today’s cut-throat competitive world to expose the hidden talent
of the students. The chief guest also distributed prizes to the winners.
ARTIAF writes to President of India
ITANAGAR, Sep 9: The Arunachal RTI Activist Forum (ARTIAF) has sought intervention
of President of India Pratibha Devisingh Patil into the alleged involvement of Health
Minister Atum Welly and Chief Information Commissioner (formerly, commissioner,
art and culture department) Y D Thongchi in illegal appointments.
The Forum in a letter to President of India on August 24 said that even after submission
of several memorandums to chief minister and Governor, no action has been taken
against the duo for their alleged involvement in illegal appointments.
The letter also alleged that state Govt committed gross illegality in appointment
of Thongchi as Chief Information Commissioner. The committee constituted for recommendation
of CIC was not as per the provision of RTI Act 2005, the Forum said. Moreover, the
CIC took oath of office on March 1 before notification of his appointment, it said.
ITANAAGR, Sep 9: Toko Tapa and Taku Grayu were appointed as president and general
secretary of All Lower Subansiri Unemployed Tribes’ Union (ALSUTU).
ITANAGAR, Sep 9: All Papum Poma Students’ Union strongly condemned the attack on
advocate Taba Tagum by some miscreants and demanded the law enforcing authority to
bring the culprits to book and award them exemplary punishment.
ITANAGAR, Sep 9: Officers and officials of the Deputy Director, Composite Livestock
Farm , Nirjuli condoled the death of Lokeswar Borah L.D.C who died on September
8 at New Delhi after prolonged illness.
The meeting observed two minute silence and prayed to almighty for the eternal peace
of the departed soul and to give fortitude to the bereaved family members.
Seppa, Sep 9: The students union election of the Govt. college Seppa was peacefully
conducted on Sept 7 with election of Raj Pao as General Secretary.
ITANAGAR, Sep 9: General Body meeting Cluster Development Coordination Group (CDCG)
on Food Processing was held on Sept 7 at Thembang Village, under Dirang Circle.
ZPM Thembang, Jam Tsering, attended the program as chief guest of the Program and
exhorted all to take maximum benefit of the programe.
CO Thembang Dani Rikang also spoke on the occasion and called on all to work sincerely.
BDO Dirang, Norup Dorjee explained the details of bank loaning system to the SHG
in his speech while Dr. ND Singh (P.C) K.V.K spoke on the need to maintain quality
Youths visit Pipsorang area
ITANAGAR, Sep 9: All Pip-Sorang Circle Youth Welfare Association (APCYWA) has visited
the Pipsorang area under Tali constituency in order to take stock of the reported
outbreak of measles epidemic and to deliver medicines. It further requested the team
of doctors to reach Piposorang along with required medicines soon to contain the
epidemic. Meanwhile, the Association lauded Tali MLA Markio Tado for his support
to the activities being carried by the youths.
HM briefs Governor
ITANAGAR: Home Minister Takar Marde called on the Governor Gen JJ Singh at Raj Bhavan,
Itanagar today and briefed him on the Law and Order situation in the State.
APSCW new body assumes charges
ITANAGAR: The new body of the 3rd Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women assumed
charges today. The Women Commission is headed by Gumri Ringu as chairperson and
Radhilu Chai as vice chairperson. The members are : Dharmawati Mangmaw, Binny Yanga,
Yapi Kulo, Meyu Taku and Yabin Zirdo, according to an official release.
Encroachment leads to dismantling
of 50 houses
ITANAGAR, Sep 9: More than 50 dwelling houses are alleged to have been dismantled
inside Arunachal territory in Lora-1 village under Kimin circle on Sept 6 and 7 by
officials from Assam. The Assam forest officials also took away the CGI sheets, house-hold
materials like utensils, domestic animals like goat and pig, informed Lora villager
Tad Philip. The villagers have been living in the village for more than a decade,
Philip further informed adding that a woman, named, Tassing Yape has been detained
by the Assam officials.
The villagers appealed the state Govt to bring an amicable solution to boundary
issue and protect the life and properties of Arunachalee people in boundary area.
They also appealed the local MLA and apex student bodies to take up the issue for
On the other hand, Tamen-Dollungmukh ZPM Nido Torh informed that the officials
of Assam Forest department once again encroached Arunachal land by digging out
approach road which connects NH-52 with Dollungmukh area despite Supreme Court order
to maintain status- quo on Assam and Arunachal Pradesh boundary area.
Many a times the Assam Forest officials had to tender apology for violating the Supreme
Court order for maintaining status quo, the ZPM claimed. It further said that several
memorandums were submitted to home minister for taking up the matter with Assam
counterpart for amicable solution of boundary row and peaceful existence of people
in boundary people.
Meanwhile, Panchayat leaders, GBs, students organizations, including Dollungmukh
Area Youth Association (DAYA), All Dollungmukh Area Students Union (ADASU) in a letter
to Home Minister Takar Marde appealed him to help stop the encroachment at Rajali
village by Assam forest officials.
The people of Dollungmukh area have been maintaining status quo as per the Supreme
Court order but the Assam forest officials has been disturbing peaceful environment
in boundary area by illegal encroachment, the organizations said in a letter signed
jointly. Meanwhile, Dollungmukh Area Youth Association in a separate release said
that Assam forest personnel along with Assam Police battalion have carried out
NEC road project in Arunachal territory.
The organization further claimed that Assam forest officials had encroached about
large area of land in boundary area and begun plantation programme. It appealed the
Govt to take immediate action to protect the life of common people and their properties
in boundary area.
When contacted, Lower Subansiri SP Pushpendra Kumar informed that the matter has
already been taken up with North Lakhimpur administration to maintain status quo
as per Supreme Court order.
Attack on advocate - beginning of the Talibanisation of state
ITANAGAR, Sep 9: It was on the night of 2nd September that lawyer Taba Tagum was
brutally attacked along with his wife, younger brother and his house totally ransacked.
Such has been intensity of attack that he is now undergoing further treatment outside
the state. He and his family were barbarically attacked by mob consisting of around
70 people just for the fact that he took up the case of one individual.
This whole incident once again exposes how tough it is for the professionals whether
it be lawyer, journalist, doctor or any other to work freely in the state of Arunachal.
In the past media persons too has been attacked on various occasions by goons for
not listening their dictates. This kind of incident forced many youths to leave journalism
and take up other job where their live is secure. The threat and intimidation against
professionals is increasing with each passing day. Today advocate Tagum has been
attacked; tomorrow it may be any one of us. The big question is, if professionals
are not allowed to work freely, then how he/she will feed their respective families.
It is known fact that lawyer makes living by taking up various cases. If they are
not allowed to work freely, then how will they take care of the needs of their family?
If goons keep on intimidating professionals, they will never be able to carry out
their profession freely. If such goondaism continues, a day may come when most of
the professionals will be forced to either take up other job or leave Arunachal.
In such scenario the looser will be people of Arunachal.
Coming back to attack case on advocate Tagum the deafening silence by powerful student
organization of state and Nyishi Elite Society(NES) the head of Nyishi tribe to which
victim belongs is setting a dangerous trend. By maintaining such silence these powerful
bodies are indirectly promoting goondaism in the state. The young citizen like us
expects these social bodies to guide the state in this hour of crisis. They are the
guiding force of society and if they maintain silence on such barbaric act, it will
send wrong signal to the young generation Arunachalee.
As advocate Tagum has been referred for further treatment outside state, it may take
months for him to recover from the injuries. Even if he recovers from physical injury,
it might take years to recover from emotional trauma which he went through during
this whole case. Imagine how much pain and agony he might have gone through when
he was attacked by mob of around 70 people. How painful it must have been for him
to see his wife being beaten up infront of his own eye. How tough it must have been
for him to see his own younger brother being brutally attacked with sharp weapon?
It is so tough to accept that fellow Arunachalee can be so barbaric and inhuman.
Tribal people of Arunachal have always been known for their honesty and bravery.
It is because of the fearsome nature of Arunachalee tribal that Britisher’s could
never rule us. But group of 70 people attacking one woman and two hapless men, what
kind of bravery is that?
Today no citizen is safe in the state capital. It is an ardent appeal to state government
that as it has failed to provide security to its citizens, kindly revoke ban on issuing
gun license. Please issue gun license to every citizen of Arunachal, so that they
can take care of their safety. In fact the recent attack on advocate may be the beginning
of the Talibanisation of Arunachal. As I conclude this article, I just hope that
tomorrow nobody attacks me for this write up.
AAPSU irks over poor education scenario, suggests remedial measures
ITANAGAR, Sep 9: Irritated by the poor scenario in education sector of the state,
All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has come out with a number of suggestions
for the state Govt, particularly education department for improvement of overall
education scenario of the state.
Suggesting the department for judicious distribution of teachers according to Education
Bill, AAPSU said, as per the Education Bill, the Chief Administrative Officer must
visit the schools yearly. Similarly, the Education Secretary must visit the schools
of the 16 district twice in a year while director and DDSE must visit the schools
four times and 10 times in a year.
Expressing surprise over the ‘complete failure of education department’ in improving
education scenario of secondary and higher secondary schools of the state, AAPSU
in a memorandum to Education Minister Bosiram Siram said data collected by the union
has revealed that despite having so many teachers and supporting staff, the education
department has failed in all fronts.
The AISSC (class XII) results comprising of Humanities, Science and Commerce in Government
School last year showed very poor performance. In total, 10615 students of Government
schools of the 16 districts appeared in the examination, out of which only 5521 had
passed with the overall pass percentage of 52 only. Upper Subansiri, Kurung Kumey,
Lower Dibang Valley and Papum Pare were the worst performer with 28.7, 32.6, 44.
2 pass percentage respectively, AASPU said.
The AISSCE Class X result also speaks volume about the poor performance of the students
with only 74.68 pass percentage. Giving a details strength of the teachers in the
state AAPSU said, “Our state is replete with regular teachers including 701 senior
teachers, 3912 junior teachers and 4007 assistant teachers in 88 Government Higher
Secondary Schools in all the districts. At the same time, under SSA there are 4284
Assistant Teachers and 1869 junior teachers to man the schools under the SSA Mission.
On top of that the Government School is ably supported by 87 principals, 150 vice-principals/
headmasters and 16 Adult Education Officers besides hundreds of supporting staff.
AAPSU said it has failed to understand the reason behind Govt failure to improve
education scenario despite endowed with such a huge manpower in education sector.
The Apex Student union observed that the teachers have failed to command respect
as it used to do so few decades ago because of their insincerity to the duties.
“They prefer to stay in the state Capital and district headquarters rather than performing
their duty in their posting place,” the union maintained.
The Union further suggested that District Administration and Circle Administration
must visit the schools in their respective locality from time to time.
It demanded strict checking of the attendance of students as well as teachers in
the school and strict checking on the use of mobile phone in the school by both the
students and teachers.
It said that the authorities should conduct quiz, essay, extempore speech and various
other competitions for instilling confidence in the students and felicitate meritorious
students who excel both in academic career and curricular activities.
Above all the union suggested that there must be proper planning in opening a new
School. It is noted that the Government have opened schools randomly even where there
are only two to three students which should be discouraged as it is unhealthy for
the students as well as for the education department, the memorandum added.
Investors’ meet under North East initiative
Dabi invites investors to explore virgin Arunachal
NAHARLAGUN, Sep 9: Minister for Industries, Fisheries and Textile and Handicraft
Tako Dabi has invited the investors from various parts of the country to explore
the huge potentialities of virgin Arunachal Pradesh.
He was addressing the prospective investors from various parts of the country and
senior officers of various departments of Arunachal Pradesh Govt at Investors meet
organized by Indian Chambers of Commerce(ICC) under North East Initiative, in association
with Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) at Banquet hall Itanagar
Lauding the initiatives of ICC and the Ministry of DoNER for organizing the meet,
Dabi expressed optimism and looked forward for a fruitful and tangible result in
the meet. He informed the investors that Arunachal Pradesh is a nascent and virgin
state as far as industrial development and exploration is concerned. Its strategic
location, the abundant natural resources supplemented by government’s investor friendly
industrial policy has made Arunachal an ideal investment destination and hub for
exploration. Appealing the investors to invest in power sector of the state, the
Minister said, with a conservative estimate of hydropower potential of 55000 MW accounting
for one third of the total hydropower potential of India, Arunachal is set to emerge
as the Power House of the country. There is huge investment opportunities in small
as well as Mega Hydropower development, Thermal power, State Transmission system,
Central Transmission system and Captive Power projects etc. We have an investors
friendly state power policy, he added.
Arunachal Pradesh with its mega biodiversity which is displayed by luxuriant forests
spread over 82% areas of the state and cultural diversity, amply reflects in distinct
culture and lifestyle of 26 major tribes and unparallel scenic beauty with the potential
of most favoured destination of tourists in the country, still lacks the basic infrastructure
to support tourism, he informed. There is huge scopes for investors in setting up
of star hotels, budget hotels, construction and management of tourist resorts, wayside
amenities, transport services like helicopters, small aircraft, luxury buses, promoting
adventure sports like white water sports, rafting, angling etc. he added.
After having identified the agriculture and allied sectors as key areas of economic
development of the state, Govt. has promoted mechanization of agriculture by providing
subsidy for purchase of machineries and a very high yielding seeds, he informed.
Dabi also highlighted the initiatives of the government through new state Policy,
2008, and the incentives and concessions under the state Industrial policy.
Senior Adviser, ICC, Nakib Ahmed, said, the idea of organizing the meet is to provide
a platform for the prospective investors to meet the senior state govt. officers
and discuss their proposed projects for smooth implementation on ground.
The ICC also facilitated and coordinated the one to one meetings of investors with
the concerned state government officials of Agriculture, Horticulture, Industries,
Education, Power Information technology etc. on various issues like land, Power clearance
Commissioner Industries, in his key note address while exhorting the investors to
explore the huge potentials, advised the investors to have a love for the people
and the state while taking up projects in the state.
The function was also attended by Commissioner Agriculture and Horticulture, Hage
Kojin, Principal Secretary to CM Yeshi Tsering, Secretary Sports, D S Pandit, Secretary
Tourism and APCCF G N Sinha, Secretary Health, Kaling Tayeng, Director of Industries,
Hage Bhat, Director of Trade and Commerce, Tokong Pertin, Chief Engineer (HP) Sang
Phutsok and others. DIPR
NCP concerned at law and order situation, blames Congress
ITANAGAR, Sep 9: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has expressed deep concern over
deteriorating law and order situation in the state and in particular capital complex.
In a press statement, Tad Tana Vice President NCP, added that the main reason behind
such situation is because of the existing political crisis that our state is facing
today due to formation of two political camps within the 42 ruling Congress members.
While MLA’s of one faction is at Delhi since last three to four months for their
political benefits, the other faction is busy trying to save their chairs. He also
added that, state INC claims that 'Congress ka hath, aam aadmi ke saath' but today's
present political situation indicates that' Congress ka haat apne paida ke saath''.
Though the Congress states that “aam aadmi ka sipahi” but actually this party is
'aam aadmi ka virodhi’.
The occurrence of the regular bandh call also shows the complete failure of the present
INC Government in all aspects by neglecting the problems being faced by the common
mass because the common mass including the business community, poor villagers are
the worst affected due to Bandh.
He also urged the state Govt. to end this political game for the betterment of the
society. Also the state is observing no developmental work in any field because of
the political instability giving huge loss to the state exchequer, the party stated.
Further Tad Tana condemned the incident of 2nd September night in which a lawyer
Taba Tagum was beaten in a cruel manner by group of 70 unknown miscreants and later
kidnapped from his residence situated at A- Sector, Naharlagun. He also urged the
concerned authority to take immediate steps to book the culprit at the earliest and
give justice to the victim and his family as he is the sole bread earner of his family.
He called upon the civil society to respect judiciary and media and not to intimidate
Pasighat Bandh passes off peacefully
PASIGHAT, Sep 9: Life came to a halt in the East Siang district head quarter, Pasighat
today due to 2nd phase 36 hours BANDH called by the premier student organisation
of Pasighat All Bogong Students’ Union. The bandh passed off peacefully, though there
was severe disruption in vehicular movements and the general public had tough time
reaching their respective places.
All the financial, educational and commercial establishments remained closed for
the day and no untoward incident has been reported from any corner. ABSU in a release
said that success of the 2nd phase has amply reflected the general feeling of common
masses of the historic town regarding the eviction drive and its aftermath development
the political transfer of previous East Siang Deputy commissioner Onit Panyang in
the midst of Eviction drive.
The transfer of Panyang was an unfortunate incident initiated by the political leaders
of the district for their vested interests; they have indirectly supported the land
grabbers by transferring out an able administrator like Panyang, it said. The dissatisfied
members of the union said that local MLA Bosiram Siram owes an explanations to the
public of Pasighat on the transfer of the officer. The union further decided to go
for its 3rd phase of Bandh Call soon and demanded clear stand of the local MLA Bosiram
Siram on time bound and politics-free eviction issue.
NES to take out protest rally, condemns SMS
ITANAGAR, Sep 9: A meeting of the Nyishi community expressed its anguish over the
inactive and betrayal of the state Government to honour the resolution of 18.8.2011
pertaining to Pradip Thakur issue and endorsed overwhelmingly, the decision of the
NES-ANSU to take out a protest rally on Sept 13.
It was also decided that the protest rally shall be participated by the Nyishis
residing in and around the capital region which shall start from Nyirubjolli at 0900
Hrs to culminate at I.G Park, Itanagar at about 1100 Hrs with a public meeting to
conclude the rally. Accordingly, the mobilization committee was also constituted
to ensure massive participation.
The meeting which was attended by large number of the Nyishis from all walks of life
came after the expiry of the ultimatum served to the State Government on Times of
India (ToI) issue.
NES further took strong exception to an SMS doing the rounds. “Some fictitious SMS
purported to have been issued by the NES is under circulation from Mobile No.9615445009
to create a rift between the Nyishi and Galo Communities and also to malign the image
of the President, NES” it said. The NES while disowning the message and condemning
the mischievous act of the person(s) who generated the SMS appealed to one and all,
especially to the members of the Galo community not to be carried away by such mischief
and maintain the age old trust and confidence amongst the Nyishis and the Galos.
The FIR to the effect is being lodged at Police Station Itanagar and Naharlagun against
the culprit generating such messages with a malafide intention, said a press release
issued by the NES.
ANYO supports NES rally
ITANAAGR, Sep 9: All Nyishi Youth Organization (ANYO) has decided to support the
proposed mass procession being organized by Nyishi Elite Society on September 13.
Citizens block road in Kimin-Potin
Kimin, Sep 9: 48 hrs Kimin–Potin road blockade which started yesterday called by
Lichi Cher Ranganadi Project Affected Area Management Committee (LCRPAAMC) in favour
of the single point demand for release of adequate water (50%) to the downstream
from the RHEP dam, Yazali operated by NEEPCO Ltd entered the second day with active
participation of large numbers of affected people.
Citizesn are taking part in the blocakde along the 35 km stretch Kimin-Potin road
completely crippling the vehicular movement. Not a single motor vehicle has been
allowed to ply by and there is no any untoward incident in the area. The villagers
of Lichi, Hawa Camp, Komasaki, Lower Sher, and Nyokriang have erected tents and dining
halls at their respective villages and guarding the road 24x7 hrs and it will continue
till 5 am tomorrow morning.
Training on measles campaign
ITANAGAR, Sep 9: 2nd batch two days State level training of District trainers on
Measles catch up campaign was conducted at Conference Hall, Arunachal State Hospital,
Naharlagun from yesterday by NRHM Arunachal Pradesh in collaboration with WHO and
Speaking at the occasion DHS, Government of Arunachal Pradesh emphasised on catching
up to achieve 100% measles coverage.
Kaling Tayeng, Secretary (H & FW) spoke at length on the importance of dedication
of program officers for this campaign of national importance. He further requested
all to attend the training without break and make sure that the same knowledge gained
here is further disseminated down to the village level workers. He expressed his
disappointment on DMO/DRCHOs who did not turn up for earlier training.
Further, sharing the reports on JE (Japanese Encephalitis) received from West Siang,
East Siang and Changlang districts, he advised the DRCHO’s to circulate and share
the reports with SMO’s and MO’s.
The MD (NRHM) requested all to make the campaign a very successful one. Stressing
on the importance of collective effort, he requested for involvement of Deputy Commissioner,
DMOs and public for successful implementation of the programme. He also asked DRCHO’s
to be pro-active at all times. Pointing out that DC being the Chairman of District
Health Society, he should have close connectivity with the DMO and DRCHOs so that
the massive campaign can be started with vigour.
The training is attended by officers from eastern districts of Arunachal Pradesh
that include Anjaw, Tirap, Changlang, Dibang Valley, Lower Dibang Valley,Kururng
Kumey, Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun, Upper Siang and West Siang and Dr. D.
Padung, Nodal officer (NRHM), Dr. N. Angu,MO i/c CHC, Ruksin, Dr. T. Takum SMO WHO-NPSP,
Dr. B. Ratan, MO i/c CHC Mebo, Dr. H.S. Sarang, Consultant UNICEF and Dr. S Bhattacharjee.
MO, GH Pasighat.
Thereon, the master trainers with the help of slides presented the various objectives,
strategies, plans and concepts of Measles catch up campaign and also special planning
issues for schools, cold chain & logistics management, injection safety & waste disposal,
communication and social mobilization plans, recording and reporting formats, briefing
on vaccinators handbook and then open discussion with the participants. As per GoI
requirement, the vaccination campaign will cover the age group of 9 months to less
than 10 years.
West Siang gears up for special summary of electoral roll
Aalo, Sep 9: The entire Election process as per calendar of events specified by Election
Commission of India was discussed in a meeting held under the Chairmanship of Moki
Loyi, EAC Election on 8th of September last. All EROs, AEROs and few political parties
attended the meet.
Chairing the meet, Loyi stressed on generating maximum awareness and put in all efforts
to complete Photo I-Card for all voters in the district. Double entries in the electoral
rolls should be done away by conducting hearing and serving notice to individuals.
Determination of qualifying age of voters assumes special importance as many problems
come up in this matter and class-X certificate or the birth certificate furnished
by Registrar of Birth and Death should be the basis of age proof. The awareness on
entire election schedule in far flung area should be done through GBs, PR Bodies
and NGOs and all political parties be kept in touch without acting on their aids
and advices to overcome all future complicacies. Appointment of Block Level Officers
and records of hearings on 3 (Three) Sundays i.e. on 9th 16th 23rd of Oct next, should
be intimated to DEO for onward submission to CEO Itanagar. All trainings to BLOs
are finalized and will start as scheduled in different constituency as soon as the
materials reach the district. Commenting on issue raised by the EROs & AEROs on restriction
to 2% increase in the yearly electoral roll, he said that such unavoidable increase
beyond in few places may be intimated with reason and logic for consideration by
Former Minister Doi Ado, and DCC(I) President Gedo Kato expressed the views on maximum
participation by political parties and check bogus and double entries in the electoral
rolls in many places. The EROs, AEROs from different circles and subdivisions spelt
out their problems and suggestions to facilitate all works in stipulated time.
T. Messar, EAC and Circle Officer & AERO, Vijay Tamuk also spoke.
Socio-Economic and Caste Census
CHANGLANG, Sep 9: A joint meeting with DRDA & UD & Housing Department in connection
with the Socio-Economic and Caste Census, 2011 was held in the office chamber of
the Deputy Commissioner-Cum-Principal SECC Officer, Changlang district on 6th September
last, with all the administrative officers, Project Director (DRDA), BDOs and Deputy
DC-Cum-PSECC Officer Opak Gao while welcoming the members, he stated that though
proper guideline is not yet available, the responsible officers are to remain ready
for the same and ensure active participation and sincere completion of the Census
Operation Scheduled in the month of November 2011. He further added that the recently
concluded General Census 2011 would aid in available charge registers. Layout Maps
etc. to the Enumerators of the respective blocks.
Project Director, DRDA, Changlang-Cum-District SECC Officer Manik Bui, explained
the aims and objectives of the meeting. He informed the members present regarding
the appointment of BDOs as Block SECC Officers and three Master Trainers for imparting
training at various district and block level workshops. He urged all concerned officials
for dedicated cooperation towards the national cause. Further he asked the concerned
BDOs/BSECCOS to appoint supervisors and enumerators respectively.
The Urban Programme Officer-Cum-Charge SECC Officer, Changlang explained the demarcation
of Urban and Rural localities in Changlang district as this would help in the enumeration
clearly by the departments of rural and urban development in their respective jurisdictions.
Through a self drawn flowchart he explained the step by step process of nomination
of officials & conduct of SECC – 2011.
In his speech, the BDO, CD Block Diyun informed the house that his block is very
densely populated with 6400 households; it would require a very large number of enumerators
to complete the enumeration in time.
BDO, CD Block, Bordumsa asked clarification regarding the enumeration of the unrecognized
floating population which works in the Tea Estates seasonally.
The Deputy Commissioner attended to the queries in accordance with the guideline
and assured all of cooperation and guidance to complete the task successfully for
both Urban and Rural Zone respectively. (DIPRO).
Association welcomes assurance
ITANAAGR, Sep 9: All Upper Subansiri Diploma in Elementary Education Association
(AUSDEdA), in a release, said that the Education Department has assured not to appoint
any untrained persons as ATs and JTs even in SSA and follow the RTE and NCTE norms
and guidelines while appointments would be made.
The assurance was given to the association during a meeting with Education Minister,
AUSDEdA said. It said that the assurance has enhanced the chances of trained teachers
getting absorbed in teaching profession.
The association also met the Education Commissioner, Director of Elementary Education,
State Project Director and Deputy Director and held threadbare discussion with the
officers about appointment of untrained teachers by the authroity in contrary to
According to a survey report of pedagogy, more than 70% of teachers presently serving
in primary schools are untrained and the percentage of untrained teachers in Upper
Primary school is over 60%, it said.
Meanwhile, All Arunachal Pradesh Diploma in Elementary Education Association has
reshuffled its executive body and appointed Marpy Timba, Lod Tesi and Tachung Dabin
as president, vice president and general secretary respectivley.
Zone of experimentation and exploitation
The recent transfer of land by Assam CM Tarun Gogoi is a dark hour in the history
of Assam. He survived a heart ailment and people entrusted him with CM position.
But this was not enough. Sonia Gandhi has given him the bait of vice-president position
of India in the next couple of years. In this mad dose of ambition and greed CM Gogoi
has sacrificed the land of Assam. The thing is other way round in West Bengal. Bengal
CM Mamata Banerji had only aim to serve the people and interest of Bengal. From central
union ministership, her target was Bengal CM position. In the case of Assam CM, it
is completely opposite. Our foolish, shameless, greedy minister wants central minister
post giving up his home bastion Assam.
Every time we see Tarun Gogoi, we will feel ashamed to have a spineless person as
CM of our state.
Also, the chief ministers of north-east states of Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura looked
like pet dogs taken out for a stroll by the Indian central government. The condition
of the chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh is no better. Only because it has no borders
with Bangladesh, he was not taken along.
Tarun Gogoi is more than happy to eat the fish bones thrown at him by the ministers
of Indian ‘national’ congress.
North-east is the pet zone of India. Everytime an ethnic tribe leader demands separate
state, the central govt throws the statehood bone. The politicians and leaders feed
on grants and funds from the centre. 4% of taxes collected by central govt from all
kinds of taxes from all over India is used to feed the greedy and corrupt leaders
of north-east India. With more and more states on tribal lines, the ministers of
those proposed states will also have to be paid. That would come to 6%. But the centre
is more than happy as if the region remains divided, there is no one to protest as
a common voice on a common platform. Hindi has been imposed very successfully in
north-east. There is a TV channel for north-east with programmes in Hindi. No leader
complain. Govt of India is very happy in heart of hearts because all the infighting
among the communities in north-east make such imposition of its decisions very easy.
Look at the latest land transfer to bangladesh. All organisations are busy with statehood
demand; there is no one to speak for Assam's cause unitedly. So central government
can do whatever it likes in this area. It is a zone of experimentation and exploitation.
There is no use of state assembly, state ministers and MLAs. They are a waste of
our tax money. They don't discuss or debate any issue for the sake of the state,
everyone follows the command from Delhi. The state assembly looks like a kennel with
Dibrugarh, (on email)
The reason I am out of the Committee
I have decided to withdraw from the Committee constituted by the Chief Minister for
resolving the issue of news published in web Portals of "The Times of India" hurting
the sentiments of the Nyishi Community due to following reasons :¬
That on the personal request of the Chief Minister in helping to solve the Pradeep
Thakur issue, I accepted the request because of my social and emotional relations
with the Nyishi Community and considering the news item does not bode well for maintaining
time tested smooth social fabrics of Arunachal Pradesh.
In the first meeting, ANSU along with senior leaders of the Nyishi Community attended
but Nyishi Elite Society could not attend citing the notice of meeting was too short
so NES refused to accept the Committee formed in the meeting.
Still the Chief Minister insisted that we must talk to "Times of India" urging them
to co-operate in solving the issue. Hence, using the personal goodwill that I carry
in the National Media Circle, along with the other Members initiated to discuss with
the `Times of India" and Pradeep Thakur in particular. Initially, they refused to
negotiate with the State Govt of Arunachal Pradesh stating that the CM personally
pleaded the Times of India to apologise which they did for the first time ever by
publishing in all the editions of the daily, the case was not withdrawn from the
court. Mr Pradeep Thakur and the Times group charged the CM that instead of pursuing
ANSU to withdraw the case, had sent State Police team to their office without even
showing the copy of the arrest warrant and causing mental trauma to Pradeep Thakur
and his family forcing them to obtain anticipatory bail. Finally, after persistent
appeal they agreed to co-operate further as a special case.
On 18-8-2011, I was informed that an agreement was reached between the Chief Minister
and NES and ANSU that the Committee would pursue Pradeep Thakur to come to Guwahati
to have meeting with the Community leaders by 23rd August, 2011. Hence, Takar Marde,
Home Minister Neelam Taram, Former Home Minister, Talo Mugli, former Minister and
Kamen Ringu, Senior leader sought a meeting with Pradeep Thakur but due to massive
movement launched by Anna Hazare on Jan Lokpal issue, we could meet them only on
24th August, 2011. The Committee pleaded them not to compare Arunachal Pradesh with
the rest of the country and understand the Tribal sentiments. Finally, they agreed
to once again tender unconditional apology by Pradeep Thakur in hand written and
as a further step to assuage the sentiments of the Nyishi Community, issued a video
recording of the apology of Pradeep Thakur.
Now, on the one hand as is learnt from the Media that the issue is yet to settle
and on the other hand The Times of India is upset with me personally saying that
despite the matter being in the court they have gone out of way to co-operate having
personal faith and regard on me, yet the matter is not over.
I have sincerely put in my best possible efforts to solve the sensitive issue but
have failed to yield results so I decided to withdraw from the Committee. Any contribution
in individual capacity will be always available in the interest of the Sate.
I hope and pray
Media is considered to be the sixth pillar but it’s a dismay that media is still
sleeping .When I got to know the news about the attack of Sentinel Arunachal CEO
Jarpum Gamlin, as it’s not the first time this had happen to media fraternity, I
had expected that the media freternity would react to it by calling the ANSU to show
cause the reason for their actions but they are busy printing the cause of the bandh.
I have watched the news where Pradeep Thakur has asked for an apology and also read
in the paper. Now let the law take its action. Am just a commoner who is observing
how my State is shaping up and remembering what I read in my history class the incident
of partition of Bengal. I hope and pray I don't witness this in my state.
Delhi, (on email)
I have a question for the furious, energetic concerned youths. When they call for
bandh calls repeatedly and that too for more than one day, do they have any idea
of the students preparing for their respective board exams or the patients suffering
in hospitals who are desperately in need of medicines and get helpless when the medicine
shops are closed or the families that are waiting for their sons and relatives who
are arriving for their vacations and can’t get through the state border? God help
I would like to forward a request to the state public service commission. Since no
particular date has been announced for conducting Agriculture Development officers
recruitment exams as yet, i would like to suggest that the exams be scheduled keeping
in mind the convenience of those students who are pursuing post graduation courses
in agriculture as we have to keep in track with our academic responsibilities as
well. End term exams usually being held in December- January, I request the public
service commission to fix the dates either before or after the specified months.
Pantnagar, (on email)
Improve bus service
This is regarding the Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Service to Daporijo from
Naharlagun. We have to face lots of problem by because of indifferent attitude towards
our district headquarter by the State Government. The students who are studying
in Itanagar have to pay huge amount to Private Sumo as the ticket cost Rs.550/= which
is very heavy amount for the student those who belong to poor family.
Because of poor transportation it has also created difficulties for the patient who
are referred to hospitals in Itanagar.
Sometimes urgent works are not attended to as it became impossible to reach Private
sumo which departs early in the morning. The other option to take the State Transport
bus but its service is only till Naharlagun, from where Itanagar is more than 10
I earnestly request the state government to take up the issue for an immediate solution
to ease the problems of the people. Finally, I request all the M.L.A.s, Panchayat
leaders and pressure group to be more pro-active and take prompt action in this regard.
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Cancer cases increase
Every year cancer is hitting 12 million people worldwide showing 20 per cent increase
in number of cancer cases due to inactive lifestyles and increasing obesity among
the people, reveals a report by World Cancer Research Fund.
Diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes are some of the biggest health
challenges facing the world, experts have said. The number of new cancer cases worldwide
stands at 12 million a year - up a fifth in under a decade.
This is more than four times the annual number of new HIV infections, and 2.8 million
of these cancers are linked to poor diet, a lack of exercise and being overweight.
The number of cancers that could potentially be prevented is expected to rise dramatically
over the next decade as more people lead sedentary lifestyles and become obese.
The data was released by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), ahead of the United
Nations summit on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) later this month.
Experts also warned against the involvement of food and drink companies in developing