ITANAGAR, Sep 14: All Raga Area Students Union highlighting the boundary problem
between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh at Dollungmukh alleged that the Assam forest
department illegally encroach Arunachal Territory within Dolungmukh area frequently
and as a result the indigenous people of the area are constantly living with fear.
It appealed to the state government to establish a police check gate at Rajali and
deploy sufficient police force in Dollungmukh area to protect and save the life and
property of the people.
It demanded permanent boundary between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh at Dolungmukh
Movement seeks action
ITANAGAR, Sep 14: Eastern Arunachal Democratic Youth Movement (EADYM) described some
of the elected Congress legislators of Arunachal East Parliamentary constituency,
who have been camping at New Delhi for several months, as ‘anti-development’ and
‘anti-people’ and sough disciplinary action against them by Congress high command.
“These MLAs have been staying away from their respective constituencies for several
months and camping in New Delhi at the cost of public money with a hope to capture
a good position and suitable political power through dissident activities,” EADYM
said in a release. It wondered what miracle could take place if there would be a
change in leadership.
“Let the Government expedite the development activities,” it said and appealed to
all the elected MLAs from different political parties to work for rapid development
of the region.
Training Programme for SHG
ITANAGAR, Sep 14: A three days long Training Programme was conducted by KVK –Upper
Siang from Sept 12 to 14 in its premises for capacity building of SHG and its members.
The training program emphasized on strengthening of SHG through horticultural technologies
more particularly the Rabi season vegetable crops. On very first day, concept, importance,
principles, functions and advantages of SHG were taught to the participants by Indrajit
Barman, SMS. Production technologies of Rabi vegetables such as cabbage, Cauliflower,
Tomato and Onion were taught to trainees by Oyinti Megu, SMS.
On last day of the programme, vegetable Nursery Technique were discussed and trainees
were taken to the KVK farm to demonstrate the vegetable nursery techniques following
the extension principle of “seeing is believing” and “learning by doing”.
On valedictory session, Dr. D.S. Chhonkar., Programme Coordinator, KVK urged the
Participant to take advantage of KVK for the development and prosperity of SHG. The
SHG secretary, president and members showed great enthusiasm and suggested training
programme for piggery and fisheries.
ITANAGAR, Sep 14: Yego Banggo Welfare Society Capital Complex condoled the demise
of Jamar Ngomle who died on September 12 at Yachugi village under Gensi circle, West
Siang after a prolonged illness.
Ngomle served the society as GB of Yachugi village. He was born on 19 April 1928
at Piji Gumbo, Baririjo circle, Upper Subansiri and is survived by his wife, five
daughters and four sons.
Terming his death as a loss to the entire society, the members of the society prayed
almighty god to bestow enough strength to the bereaved family members and prayed
for the eternal peace of the departed soul.
ITANAGAR, Sep 14: Nyishi Baptist Church Council Youth Department is conducting Gospel
tour at Palin, Nyapin, Sangram and Koloriang Baptish Churches from September 19-25.
Crusade in Nigeria
ITANAGAR, Sep 14: A six long days Crusade on the theme “I am a Star, I cannot be
Covered" organized by the Communion Praise Ministry of Nigeria, from 7th to 13th
sept at River Street Port Harcourt Lagos ended successfully.
The Gospel Preacher, Dr. Joram Dol, founder President of "Apostolos Bible College
Itanagar and President- Arunachal Christian Revival Youth Association, was invited
as the Guest Speaker, and Prophet Andrew and Prophetees Ane from Nigeria, were the
speakers of the program.
Society assures support
ITANAGAR, Sep 14: Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society (APWWS) assured to extend
all possible support to the new team of the Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for
Women headed by Gumri Ringu as its chairperson. The Society hoped that the new Women
Commission will work more efficiently under the guidance and leadership of Ringu
for upliftment of women folk.
ITANAGAR, Sep 14: All Tagin Students’ Union in a letter to Officer Commandant, General
Reserved Engineering Force, Upper Subansiri District briefing the pathetic road condition
in between Siggin Bridge to Sikar Rijo Road demanded immediate black topping of the
The union also appealed the concerned authority to allow passing of LPG, PDS vehicles
through Tamin bridge of Lower Subansiri District as presently the distributors are
using long road via Likabali-Basar to supply these commodities and unable to reach
its destination in time. Due to this the people of Upper Subansiri particularly the
Daporijo area is facing lots of problems.
Jan-Suvida centre inaugurated
ITANAGAR, Sep 14: Arunachal Pradesh chief secretary Tabom Bam inaugurated a Jan Suvidha
Centre in presence of West Siang DC Amjad Tak, other officers and panchayat leaders
at Basar on Sept 3 last.
With the inauguration of the Centre, the administration will provide various certificates
to the people through single window delivery system. The initiative for the Jan-Suvidha
Centre was taken up by Basar ADC Dr Sachin Shinde under the guidance of DC and software
for the purpose was development by National Informatics Centre, Arunachal Pradesh
in order to ensure transparency, efficiency and above all timely delivery of citizen-centric
ITANAGAR: In pursuance of the High Court directives and advice of the higher authorities,
a joint committee comprising officials of the Naharlagun Civil Circle, PWD. Naharlagun
and Tali PWD Division, AP proposes to undertake the physical verification of the
works executed with effect from 26th Sept to 30th Sept, 2011) in Tali subject to
All concerned have been asked to be present at their respective work site on the
road to enable physical verification in presence of all concerned on scheduled dates
as it is informed to all concerned that no complaint, whatsoever, after the proposed
joint physical verification shall be entertained.
Government seek comments
ITANAGAR: Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has sought comments
from the public and all the concerned on Draft National Food Security Bill. The draft
Bill has been placed on the website of the Ministry viz. http://fcamin.nic.in .
FIR against Minister
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Volunteer Youth Federation (AVYF) has lodged an FIR at Itanagar
Police Station against Tourism and WRD Minister Pema Khandu accusing him of mismanagement
of fund under national disaster management meant for relief to the victims of natural
The FIR further alleged that Khandu had manipulated the government exchequer amounting
to Rs 100 crore under FDR work during 2004. The Federation also requested the officer
in charge of the police station to investigate the matter.
Miao-Vijaynagar road remains a distant dream for border people
ITANAGAR, Sep 14: The infamous 157-km long Miao-Vijaynagar road is again in news.
Vijaynagar circle is one of the three circles of Miao sub-division in Changlang district
and it is only circle HQ which remains without surface road communication in the
entire Changlang district.
This time, a group of panchayat and public leaders were annoyed with the negligible
work progress on Miao-Vijaynagar road.
“The promises were made time and again, but little has been done for the improvement
of Miao-Vijaynagar road. We want to live a better life with human dignity and avail
the modern facility in terms of education, medical and health care facilities like
other fellow citizens,” they said in a letter addressed to the Governor of Arunachal
The letter further claimed that expectation of the poor people of the border area
has been shattered with very little progress in maintenance work of the M-V road
which started last year. The Panchyat leaders said, earth and formation cutting
initiated in a hurried manner to facilitate the visit of VIP leads to poor quality
implementation of works. The road is motorable up to 6th mile (M’Pen) and the rest
of the road remains as it was with accumulation of mud and landslide particularly
during summer season.
It is worth mentioning here that the Miao-Vijaynagar road was declared reopened with
much fanfare on March 25 last. However, after few months of its reopening, the road
condition reportedly got deteriorated.
Accusing the authorities for not supervising the road construction properly, the
local leaders urged the concerned authorities to come out with proper plan and
corrective measures to bring the people of remote Vijaynagar to the forefront with
proper construction of road. With the closure of helicopter service, the life of
the Vijaynagar people become miserable, the letter added.
A copy of letter which was submitted to the chief minister also requested the present
Govt to take strong initiative to connect the border area and involve the remote
people in the development process of the Govt. Not to speak about essential health
scheme of central Govt like immunization programme, the people of the remote Vijaynagar
have been deprived of many other schemes like RGGVY due to communication bottleneck,
It appealed the Govt to take up road construction work as time-bound scheme with
sufficient release of fund or hand over the road to agency like BRO for proper maintenance.
Army dedicate two classrooms to rural students
Wakro, Sep 14: two RCC classrooms for Apna Vidya Bhavan constructed by the 26 Maratha
Light Infantry under Operation Sadbhavana have been inaugurated by Maj Gen G S Katoch
VSM, GOC 2 Mtn Div.
“Sadbhavana project is taken up by the Army so that good infrastructure and facilities
reach the people in remote areas. Army is here to help the people and defend the
country. The army maintains preparedness for all eventualities in the defence of
the country, maintaining a high level of disciplined soldiering while also making
sincere efforts to reach out to the people through welfare projects. I am impressed
by the discipline inculcated in the Apnes, complimented Maj Gen Katoch.
The GOC while interacting with students urged them to pursue their educational goals
earnestly further guiding them to come back to serve their community. He also interacted
with parents and members of general public. GOC further lauded the AVB for the tremendous
work in the field of education, especially the girl child. He later gave the VT-AWIC
Library network certificate of honour to Kesilu Tayang for being outstanding reader
activist of the year. Brig Vikal Sahni, SM, Commander 82 Mtn Bde handed over a cheque
of Rs 52000/= to Seema Arandhara, principal AVB. The ASSET informed the Commander
that the contribution received from Banglore based Art Mantram, Well known story
writer for children Nabanita Deshmukh from Pondicherry, Dr. Sarada Charan Patnaik
from Bhuwaneshwar, Dr K Haridasan, scientist from Banglore and Samarkhand property
management Pvt Ltd, Banglore, will be utilized to sponsor free education of rural
Tuli Gangkak, EAC, Wakro appreciated the Army effort and lauded the effort of Col
H S Chouhan and his battalion for the high quality of work. He also assured all cooperation
and support of the general administration to all future efforts of the Army in reaching
out to the people through welfare projects.
The ASSET members thanked the Lohit Brigade and the 2 Mtn Div for the support and
assistance provided. Anugrah especially expressed gratitude to the personal initiatives
and regular site visits of Col H S Chouhan to ensure that children get a sound and
well constructed infrastructure.
2nd phase intensive IEC campaign in Lohit
ITANAGAR, Sep 14: The Second Phase Intensive IEC Campaign kicked off at Lohit district.
The campaign has been launched under the aegis of Total Sanitation Campaign programme.
The launching of IEC campaign has special significant in view of nomination of 23
number eligible Panchayats for Nirmal Gram Puraskar awards 2011-12 from Lohit district.
While conducting IEC Campaign in one of the Panchayats at Solungtoo, Er. Tayum Tok
Executive Engineer PHE & WS cum Member Secretary DWSC highlighted the importance
of sanitary practices and urged PRI’S and all stakeholders to adopt safe hygiene
practices by constructing affordable individual household toilets. He further informed
that proper hand washing at critical time saves millions of lives. He also stressed
on proper solid and liquid waste management in the Panchayats so that village can
attain fully sanitized status. During the campaign Er. P.D. Chukla through power
point presentation described various medium through which infectious and communicable
diseases spread due to open defecation and unhygienic sanitary practices in rural
While joining the IEC campaign, K. Nyodu, EAC Chongkham and Smti. N. Bhatt, CO Piyong
circle advocated for imbibing goods habits and advised public and students to inculcate
habits of good sanitary practices in respective panchayats. They describe mother
as change agent of society and emphasized that hygiene and sanitation are important
social indicators for development of society.
During the awareness campaign video shows on good sanitary practices and proper hand
washing were filmed for the students and general public. The campaign culminated
with the distribution of poster, pamphlets and leaflets on Total Sanitation Campaign.
NWA reacts to NES declaration
ITANAGAR, Sep 14: Nyishi Welfare Association (NWA) has expressed shock over open
declaration of the present state government as anti-Nyishi during yesterday’s Dignity
Rally organized by NES and ANSU.
By openly declaring the Government as anti-Nyishi, the Dignity Rally was ultimately
converted into a political rally which was realised by the people later on, NWA said
in a release.
Reacting to NES president Bengia Tolum’s allegations, who said that Nyishi people
were deprived in all fronts by the chief minister, NWA said that appointment of several
Nyishi persons in various posts of Chairmen, including Dr. Tacho Ligu (APPSC), Tungri
Effa (Sports Authority of Arunachal), Tatar Kipa (Arunachal Pradesh Forest Corporation
Ltd), and appointment of APSWC chairperson underscores the sincerity of the present
Government led by Gamlin.
The purported allegations levelled against the CM by Tolum does not hold any water,
it said, adding that his mere outburst with an ‘ill motive” does not substantiate
NWA seriously viewed the inflammatory speech by the NES president who misquoted
the famous Assamese proverb “Deshot koi Mumai Dangor Nohoi.” The said proverb is
related to land and sovereignty but it is never implied to an issue like Pradeep
Thakur, NWA said.
NWA alleged that the dignity rally was converted into a political rally by openly
declaring the government as anti-Nyishi.
It appreciated Nyishi Nyijir Yapa Association for accepting the apology tendered
by Pradeep Thakur.
Forum reiterates demands
ITANAGAR, Sep 14: All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Forum (AAPYF) has reiterated its demand
for removal of Health Minister Atum Welly and CIC Y D Thongchi for fair investigation
into their alleged involvement in illegal appointment.
Both Welly and Thongchi are allegedly involved in the illegal appointment as per
Itanagar PS case No 72/2011, U/S 468/471 IPC, the Forum said.
The Forum further demanded immediate re-arrest of the main culprits involved in pistol
and grenade planting case in private car of RTI activist Payi Gyadi and also demanded
handing over the case to the CBI for fair investigation. It demanded that authorities
must minimize the RTI fees to Rs 2 only in place of increased amount of Rs 10 per
copy and threatened to launch rigorous movement in case of the failure of the Govt
to fulfill its demands.
MLA prioritise road, education and health sectors
ITANAGAR, Sep 14: MLA Dr.Tangor Tapak reiterated the commitment to give priority
to the road, education and health sectors in his constituency. The road connectivity
in the agricultural areas will bring economic development in the area. He said that
there are lots of scopes for development in the area & he will pursue to bring those
developments. He assured to arrange fund for construction of multipurpose community
hall and festival ground. He was speaking at the inaugural Function of the Central
Solung Festival Celebration of Sille Oyan Circle on Sept 14 at Sille. Dr Tapak congratulated
the people of the circle for celebrating the festival with traditional gaiety & fervor.
He said that the socio-cultural traditions of the community have been time tested
and we should be able to preserve them. These cultural activities bring harmony and
discipline in the society which helps to build a better society. He pointed out many
successful people who through sheer perseverance & discipline have attained new heights
in life. He appealed the people to emulate them & become better citizens.
He appreciated the steps taken up the Adi Bane Kebang (ABK) to bring social changes
for betterment of the society and hoped that such good works will followed in the
D.C. East Siang Talem Tapok said that such festivals offer a chance for festivities
& get together to which in turn brings unity and cohesiveness in the society. The
festival is celebrated for prosperity and abundance. He prayed for joy & prosperity
of the people. The culture & tradition should be maintained in true sense. The pioneering
works of Lt. Talom Rukbo for maintenance of Culture & tradition should be kept up
with its true values & principles especially by the youths.
The youth power should be channelized in right direction. While maintaining the culture
& tradition, they should also excel in studies to face the challenges of the modern
Annual DGPs/IGPs Conference
ITANAGAR, Sep 14: The annual DGPs/IGPs Conference, organised by the Intelligence
Bureau, will begin in Delhi tomorrow. As is customary, the Union Home Minister will
inaugurate the three-day Conference. The Prime Minister will address the Conference
The Intelligence Bureau organised the first ever Conference of the IGPs in India
in 1920 and since then, these Conferences have been held regularly at New Delhi.
In the post-independence period, the first such Conference was organised in the year
1950 at Delhi. To begin with, it was a biennial event, but after 1973, it became
an annual meeting for the Heads of Police Organisations of the States/Union Territories
and of the Central Police Organisations.
The objectives of the Conference are to provide an interactive platform for senior
police professionals and security administrators in the country to freely discuss
and debate diverse national security-related issues, as also the various operational,
infrastructural and welfare-related problems faced by the police in India. Its deliberations
include formulation and sharing of professional practices and processes in tackling
challenges relating to crime control and law and order management besides internal
security threats such as terrorism, insurgency, left wing extremism, espionage and
organised crime. Further, the Conference offers opportunities for generation and
exchange of new ideas on capacity building for the police in respect of manpower,
training, logistics and advanced technology.
SMC construct teachers quarter
ITANAGAR, Sep 14: The school management committee of Government Secondary School,
Hiya along with the help of villagers and panchayat leaders constructed one OBT teacher
quarter at the school. The SMC claimed that the school was upgraded into secondary
level in 2009 without proper infrastructure facilities. There is shortage of class
rooms, teachers quarter and subject teachers despite repeated appeal to the concerned
The committee strongly appealed to the Education Minister to look into the problem
Measles catch-up immunization campaign
ITANAGAR Sep 14: The Governing Body Meeting of District Health Society (NRHM) of
Papum Pare District was conducted here today at DCs Chamber under the chairmanship
of Deputy Commissioner cum Chairman District Health Society Pige Ligu.
In the meeting District Task Force for implementation of Measles catch-up immunization
campaign was discussed and put to the house for its successful implementation. The
catch-up campaign dose is given to all children, both previously vaccinated and un-
vaccinated, who belong to the targeted age group-who have completed 9 months of age
and are below10 years of age.
While calling the programme a holistic approach of the Govt of India, Ligu assured
that District Administration will provide all kinds of help in successful implementation
of the programme and reiterated that we must coordinate with each other. He also
suggested that as a part of awareness campaign pamplets and slogans must be circulated
in all schools to make the children and parents understand the importance of such
programme. Consultant, UNICEF Dr. H.S. Sarang while informing on various implications
of the programme, stressed on need for city micro planning for identifying the beneficiaries
and said schools, PRI, ICDS department and medical supervisors should play the proactive
role in ensuring proper planning in collecting accurate data.
District Medical Officer, Yupia Dr. B.Tobin also appealed the members present in
the house to work in unison for its successful implementation in the district.
Earlier, DRCHO, Papum Pare DR. N.Lowang explained the house about the programme through
a power point presentation. Head of Departments, representatives from Health Department,
ICDS, PRI, took part in the discussion. DIPRO
Arunachalee students beaten up in TN, AAPSU condemns
ITANAGAR, Sep 14: Several students from Arunachal Pradesh studying at Valliammai
Polytechnic College, SRM Nagar, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu are reported to be injured
after they got into scuffles with fellow students belonging to Tamil Nadu yesterday.
AAPSU General Secretary Tajum Poyom who has strongly condemned the incident informed
that seven were severely beaten up and were admitted in hospitals in Chennai. AAPSU
appealed to the State of Tamil Nadu Govt ensure security and peaceful atmosphere
among the students of North East to prevent further occurrence of such incidents.
AAPSU has appreciated the efforts of Minister, Industries, Fisheries, T&H Tako Dabii
who spoke to the Principal of the Polytechnic College and District Collector and
Supdt of Police for speedy intervention into the incident and amicable settlement
of the group fights.
Transport Federation calls for better management
ITANAGAR, Sep 14: There are more than 37,200 commercial vehicles plying in the state
and paying revenue of more than 18 crore annually said All Arunachal Pradesh Public
Transport Federation (AAPPTF) Chairman Takar Goi while inaugurating the office building
of the All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF), West Kameng District
unit at Bhalukpong yesterday in presence of AAPPTF Secretary General Dobing Sonam,
EAC, Bhalukpong Rutum Raksap along with working president Tadar Raja, Tagung Pasang,
Assistant General Secretary and all the executive bodies of West Kameng Unit and
its federal bodies.
Goi further informed that there are more than 4000 vehicles in the state on hire
under central government, state government, semi government, NGOs and private company
without plying permits and most of the owner of these vehicles are from outside the
state and are operating on understanding basis with the head of the departments.
He strongly suggested the concerned authority to engage the vehicle of un-employed
youth of the state, particularly who have purchased vehicle on loan.
He alleged that some head of the Department and the concerned officer of the department
purchased vehicles in name of their wife, kits and kin and is hiring the vehicles
in their office and drawing huge amounts of rupees.
The chairman while highlighting the grievances of commercial vehicle strongly appealed
to the state government to immediately review the corridor agreement made between
the state government and the Assam government. He said that the state is not framing
uniform guidelines for plying permit within state and the District moreover the plying
permit issued by state government is not valid in Assam which is a major problem
for commercial vehicles drivers and owner, he added.
Guest of Honour, Dobing Sonam, highlighting the activities of AAPPTF said that it
is the only apex body of the commercial vehicles in the state of Arunachal Pradesh
and all the organization relating to the transport should cooperate with the AAPTF.
While expressing his displeasure over the shortage of government officers and staff,
Sonam said that there is an urgent need of creation of regular and sufficient number
of DTOs, MVIs enforcement as at present, only 9 DTOs and few MVIs are functioning
and rest are being looked after by the Circle Officers and Extra Assistant Commissioners
who are unaware of transport related matter. He, further advised drivers and owners
of all commercial vehicle to have Passenger service vehicle (PSV) licenses and maintain
of proper vehicle documents.
Special guest, EAC Raksap also advised all commercial vehicle of state to have compulsory
plying permit and renew their respective vehicle license on time. West Kameng District
unit AAPPTF, Secretary Finance KK Yangfo also spoke on the occasion.
Detergent Making Training to SHGs
ITANAGAR, Sep 14: The Alombro Mayu Yaku Chi Amey Aroga (AMYAA) NGO of Namphai-I,
Miao imparts Detergent Making Training to Shichah, Sanya and Numey SHGs of New Longkey,
Khasan Jugli and Kuttom Villages of Kharsang Circle. The participants consisted of
30 SHG members from the 3 SHGs. This training has being imparted with the support
of NABARD RO, Itanagar.
Pante Singh from Dimapur specialist in Detergent making is the main resource person
of the training. R. K. Paul Chawang and James Pangsa are the facilitators of the
ongoing training programme.
The AMYAA (NGO) has been imparting number of short duration skill based training
based programmes to SHGs under Khagam CD Block with the aim of orienting the SHGs
to take up innovative income generation activities for better economy and consequently
to improve their living standards. On Sept 19-21, AMYAA (NGO) will be imparting 6
days each of Candle Making and Pickle Making Training to SHGs of Miao Circle at Neotan
Village and Namphai-I. Various Government Officials and Village Leaders will be invited
to attend the inaugural functions of these trainings.
Universal Brotherhood Day
ZIRO, Sep 14: The Vivekananda Kendriya Vidyalaya (VKV), Ziro celebrated Universal
Brotherhood Day on September 11 last at its school premises to commemorate the epoch-making
speech delivered by Swami Vivekananda at World Parliament of Religions at Chicago.
As the chief guest, D K Das, ADC (Hq) of Lower Subansiri district, in his speech
has highlighted on importance of Vedanta Philosophy as well as its influence in Indian
culture amidst huge gathering of teaching fraternity, students and parents.
Anand Mohan Mishra, Principal VKV Ziro, in his speech made a brief accounts on importance
of working together like the ‘Team Arunachal’ to eradicate illiteracy, poverty, inequality
and corruption from beautiful pristine Arunachal Pradesh and in contribution towards
its progress and prosperity.
Highlighting importance of the day, Gunajit Bharali, Assistant Teacher of VKV Ziro
emphasized on strength of the patriotic fervour to make mother India as ‘Jagadguru’
Students presented cultural items including a drama based on mythological themes
and Chicago Speech of Swami Vivekananda by Kr. Ligam Halley of class VI student.
Earlier, the programme started with lighting of lamps before the portrait of Swami
Vivekananda by the chief guest D K Das, ACD, Ziro and ended with vote of thanks from
Rudra Prasad Upadhyaya, Assistant Teacher followed by Shanti Mantra.
The use of amphetamine-type stimulants such as ecstasy and meth is surging around
the world, a new United Nations report finds, warning that the growing trade in these
illegal drugs and the high profits they bring to criminals are posing an increasing
threat to health and security.
The report from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime says that amphetamine-type stimulants
(ATS) now rank as the world’s second-most widely used type of drug after cannabis,
surpassing heroin and cocaine.
While the use of cannabis, heroin and cannabis remained largely stable between 2005
and 2009, seizures of ATS and the discovery of clandestine laboratories indicate
a rapid increase in the use of these drugs, especially in South-East Asia, West Africa
and Central and South America.
The number of ATS laboratories captured in East Asia and South-East Asia almost doubled
between 2008 and 2009, while methamphetamine use and production is also on the rise
Comparatively cheap and easy to manufacture, ATS have become increasingly appealing
to criminal networks as a source of money and an entry into new markets.
Another related problem identified was analogue substances that act as substitutes
for cocaine and other drugs and fall outside of many international laws and control.
Let the voices be heard
I want to request all my fellow citizens in capital complex to avoid bandh calls
and let our voices be heard loud and clear without violence. Non violence is the
key to success to any protest. Please do not let our image down in front of others.
Let others know us as god fearing and peace loving people.
Improve Aircel service
It is very unfortunate that one of the highest learning institutions of Arunachal
Pradesh Rajiv Gandhi University Rono Hill is facing problem of Aircel service since
last year. It seems that there is one tower of Aircel installed in the campus but
of no use. Though the Aircel service is available but then it is more dominated by
the frequency of the Assam Aircel tower which is installed as far as Harmutty. The
call tariff of the roaming service of Aircel is very high which includes Rs-1per
incoming call, Rs-1.50 per sms and outgoing call. Forget about the rate cutter because
it doesn’t apply in roaming service. The validity gets over too fast due to network
problem, which is really unbearable especially for the students like us. Because
it cost us a lot by recharging very frequently. Sometimes there is a fluctuation
of network which provides local service at least for half hour in a day. Thus the
non earning students, managements; staff etc. is facing lots of problems. I would
like to appeal to the concern authority of Aircel company to properly serves us and
maintain the service well.
Rajiv Gandhi University
The blessings of high command
The No.1 resolution adopted on 13th Sept at IG Park in Itanagar by Nyishi community
led by NES and ANSU has clearly spelled out that Nyishi congress MLAs are anti-Nyishi
themselves. The resolution states that present state govt. is anti-Nyishi as it has
come to power on anti-Nyishi wave. It is clear to everyone that state govt. is that
of Congress and cabinet consists of Nyishi ministers too. Also, the present govt.
was formed by the blessings of none other than the Congress high command. Therefore,
if the state govt. is anti-Nyishi then Congress high command is also anti-Nyishi.
In conclusion, if Nyishi politicians desperately want to rule the govt., they have
to join some other party as congress as a party is anti-Nyishi as per the adopted
Itanagar, (On email)
I would like to draw the kind attention of our Health Minister, MLA DC and DMO on
present condition of pregnant women in District Hospital Tezu. On the occasion of
65th Independence day, Dist Health Society of Lohit launched Janani Shishu Surakhsha
Karyakaram [JSSK] with an assurance that under this programme they would provide
completely free and cashless services to pregnant women including normal deliveries
and cesarean operation and sick new born up to 30 days after birth to bring down
maternal mortality and infant mortality rates. But it is regrettable to say that
no single gynecologist is posted at the hospital. Therefore, I request for immediate
posting of two gynecologists at the district hospital.
Tezu, (on email)
Sept 9 became the Historic day for the inhabitants of Kangkong, Parbuk, Bolung,
Ithili, Idili, Jia and Meka. From this day, they became free from the bondages of
forests after Supreme Court verdict for dereservation of Deopani Forest. The undersigned
once a Chairman and General Secretary of De-reservation Action committee of Deopani
Reserve Forest would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the unforgettable
It was in the year 29-9-1950, L. Sharma the then Political Officer Sadiya initiated
the action to de¬reserve the Deopani Reserve Forest due to distress caused by the
great earthquake of 1950. After a lapse of 40 years during 1990 the De-reservation
Action Committee approached the state Govt to take action to de-reserve the Deopani
Reserve Forest Consequently the State Govt during the Forest Minister ship of Mukut
Mithi, now Rajya Sabha (MP) with the active initiation of Bassu Perme the then MLA
sent the proposal to Ministry of Environment and Forest, Govt of India to de-reserve
the Deopani Reserve Forests.
In response of the proposal of the State Govt, the Ministry of Environment and Forest,
Govt of India agreed in Principle on the condition that the State Govt should take
action to declare the area identified for compensatory afforestation as RF and the
cost of compensatory afforestation should be transferred in favour of the Forest
department. in regard of the condition imposed by the Ministry of Environment &
Forest, Govt. of India, the State Govt notified the proposed Senzen Reserve Forest,
Roing (Plot A) Reserve Forest, Sisiri Reserve Forest, Sirki Reserve Forest and Rang
(Plot B) Reserve Forest. However, due to stiff opposition from the public of Dambuk
where proposed Reserve Forest area lies the public hearing could not get through.
However, the constant and tireless persuasion of Roding Pertin the then MLA for a
period of four years that led to obtain a no objection certificate from the GBs of
Dambuk which paved the way for constitution of Senzen Reserve Forest in 2004 during
his Forest Minister ship under active guidance and personal support of Gegong Apang,
the then Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. Efforts have been made by Roding Pertin
to de-reserve the Deopani Reserve Forest with the fulfillment of conditions imposed
by MoEF, Govt of India within short period of his Forest and Environment Ministership.
However, the Supreme Court orders, restraining the MoEF to regularize the encroachment
of land by way of dereservation/ diversion has led to filing an Interlocutory Application
in the name of DC, Roing in the year 2005. After putting immense labour and finance
by Pertin, the Supreme Court s referred the matter to CEC Court for logical report
with proper hearing and site verification which has been done on 27th to 29th Aug'2009,
and subsequently submitted their report during October'2009 to the Supreme Court.
In continuation of his efforts Pertin had a recent meeting with Chairman, CEC and
standing Counsel Anil Srivastav to expedite the case and also requested the Chief
Minister, Jarbom Gamlin to liase the matter with the concern person so that the people
will free from the bondages of forests very soon which led to the clearance given
by Supreme Court of India.
At the same time, I would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to the officers and
officials who have selflessly rendered their valuable service to fink up the official
papers in order to find out immediate solution to De-reserve the Deopani RF. Special
mention may be made to T. Milang, Rtd. Additional PCCF who have been rendering the
valuable service during his time as CF (Conservation) and Nodal Officer, Anil Srivastav,
Standing Counsel of Govt of Arunachal Pradesh who also took personal interest to
make the people of Kangkong to Meka area free from the bondages of forest, P.V Jayakrishnan,
Chairman CEC and his colleague for their logical report which paved the way to clear
the case by the Supreme Court of Inda. Let us rejoice and remain united in such common
Kamin Pertin, President
Kekep Modi, General Secretary
De-reserve Action Committee
‘I regret misinformation’
This is apropos my letter published in this daily on Sept 14 regarding termination
of 12 RFWs from Upper Subansiri district. I would like to clarify here that it was
a mis-information. Actually there was no termination order and those RFWs/SFWs have
not been terminated. I regret for such communication.
Upper Subansiri District
Let it go further
In the dark hours of our state’s socio-political scenario, facing acute criticism
with paralyzing strike every now and then, the news of state’s first ice cream factory
and many other developmental activities within state gives a great encouragement
to the young folks of our state. We hope that our executives and bureaucrats are
not carried away by the disturbing bandh calls and are fully using their time planning
and executing state developmental activities. Let the strikes be on one side and
development on other side.
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