ITANAGAR, Sep 26: All Arunachal Youngster United Federation Kurung Kumey unit has
supported the 12 hour Koloriang constituency bandh on 27th September issued by Koloriang
Youth Association and Parsi Parlo Area Development Committee. The Federation urged
state government to look into the ever increasing corruption happening in district
headquarter. Further they called on elected members and officials of district administration
of Kurung Kumey district to judiciously use central sponsored schemes like BADP,
SPA, CRF, NEC, NLCPR, PMGSY, relief fund, etc.
ITANAGAR, Sep 26: The office of All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation
(AAPPTF) West Siang district unit will be inaugurated on September 28 at old market
Takar Goi, chairman AAPPTF and Nyiken Lollen, ADC, Kamba will attend the inaugural
function as chief guest and guest of honour respectively while Dobin Sonam, Secy.
Gen., AAPPTF and DTO Aalo will be the special guest of the function.
All the commercial vehicles of West Siang district will stay off the road during
the day, according to AAPPTF district unit release.
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha of Arunachal Pradesh has condoled
the untimely demise of Hindu Dolo. He was the BJP Mandal President of 8th Bameng
Constituency East Kameng District.
Dolo was an active member of the party and is survived by his wife, two sons and
ITANAGAR, Sep 26: North East Development Welfare Society State Unit, Itanagar conducted
its first state unit’s executive Synchronization meet at Naharlagun recently.
During the meet they decided to conduct social service at General Hospital, Naharlagun
on October 1. The society would also organize seminar on Tani Lipi in the district
and state soon.
ITANAGAR, Sep 26: The Kyun Moung Tai Society (KMTS) has strongly condemned the killing
of Chou Sunanda Manpoong, a local resident of New Mohong village of Lekang circle,
by some miscreants on September 21 last.
The society while conveying its heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family, appealed
to the Government of Arunachal Pradesh to work out effective mechanism to prevent
such crimes which is increasing day by day district.
ITANAGAR, Sep 26: Arunachal Students Union Shillong is going to organize election
at Arunachal Bhawan Shillong from 7th to 8th October.
Capacity building programme
ITANAGAR, Sep 26: The 3 day’s capacity building training for district officers for
operationalization of CSS on Agri-System-Network (Agrisnet) will be held in the conference
hall of the directorate of agriculture from 27th to 29th of this month. The inaugural
programme will be graced by agriculture minister, parliamentary secretary agriculture,
chairman Arunachal Pradesh Agri Marketing Board and officials of agriculture department.
The official website of department will be launched and Agrinest will also be inaugurated.
ITANAGAR, Sep 26: Tana Tagum, Zilla Parishad member of IXth Leporiang and Techi Kaha,
ASM of Humd Panchayat will be chief guest and guest of honour respectively for the
inaugural function of volleyball competition to be held on 2nd October by Parang
Panchayat Youth Welfare Society.
ITANAGAR, Sep 26: Oimang Modi and Ruth Pertin have been selected as President and
General Secretary of newly formed Dibang Adi Women Association in a meeting held
Tatung Taga and Tagru Tate have been selected as Chairman and vice chairman of newly
formed Abu Taru Colony Welfare Committee, Ganga Itanagar.
Renew bus concession card
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: The vigilance wing of State Transport Services is carrying out
rigorous checking of all the staff, officers, school APST Buses to detect card less
passengers from September 25 as many government employees, contingency staff and
students of college and schools are reportedly availing the services of government
Buses without valid concessional card despite issuance of notice for timely renewal
of their card.
JNCSU election result declared
PASIGHAT, Sep 26: After many hours of speculation, curiosity and excitement, the
results of the JNCSU election were finally declared today evening. Zing Mahlon Darang
was elected as General Secretary.
The counting process was completed inside the DCs conference hall amidst tight security
provided by the district administration.
The observers Tagom Darang IAS (Rtd), Oshong Ering, IAS (Rtd) and prominent leader
Nanom Jamoh supervised and monitored the entire process in presence of the JNC Principal
(i/c) SR Chowdhury and Returning Officer Dr. AC Jha. Altogether 44 faculties and
3 staffs of JNC also extended their services to ensure smooth conduct of the counting
Checking against ILP, trading license
PALIN, Sep 26: Considering the flourishing business of small shops in and around
the town, local magistrates Abu Taba, C.O, ADC office, Pania and Rido Tarak, C.O
Palin conducted a surprise checking of Inner Line Permit(ILP) and trading license
at Palin. Around 30 persons were detained for failing to produce ILP. They were released
after the completion of all formalities of the court.
Many shops in the town were also found to be running without proper licenses. They
were directed to obtain trading license within one month, failing which their shops
would be sealed. (DIPRO)
Former Director dies
ITANAGAR, Sep 26: Kargu Gamgi Naharlagun-Nirjuli management committee condoled the
untimely demise of Dr Bero Ado, retired Director of animal husbandry and veterinary
at Ramakrisna Mission Hospital today.
The members, in a condolence meeting today, prayed to almighty Donyi Polo for the
eternal peace of the departed soul an conveyed their heartfelt condolence to the
bereaved family members.
ITANAGAR, Sep 26: Old is Gold Friendship is organizing a free entry Drawing competition
on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti at Government Higher Secondary School, Dumporijo.
The competition will comprise of three categories Senior, Junior and Sub-junior.
Dance India Dance audition
ITANAGAR: The preliminary audition for Dance India Dance 2011 session will be held
on 6th October at Kalakshetra Academy, Itanagar. The selected candidates will be
taken to Guwahati for the main round audition on 10th of October.
Informing this Kipa Ajay, one of the committee members of popular dance show Arunachal
Boogie Woogie said, “We have many talented dancers in Arunachal who can compete with
anyone. By organizing this audition, we want to encourage young talented dancers
of state. There will be no entry free and everyone is welcome to take part in audience.”
Further he informed that one Shatabdi Nath, who was top six performer of the last
edition of Arunachal Boogie Woogie has got selected for scholarship from ministry
of cultural affairs, government of India. He has got scholarship for kathak classical
APSCW condemns rape & murder
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) has expressed shock
over brutal rape and murder of minor girl at Vijaynagar area. In a release while
condemning such gruesome act, commission informed that they have written to SP Changlang
and district administration officials to take stern action against accused and give
exemplary punishment to the perpetrators of such heinous crime.
Assembly paves way for creation of Longding
Govt aware of law and order problem: Gamlin
Fifth Legislative Assembly session
Naharlagun, Sep 26: The Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly today paved the way
for creation of Longding district by passing the Arunachal Pradesh (Re-Organization
of Districts) (amendment) Bill,2011.
The creation of new district of Longding comprising administrative units of Longding,
Kanubari, Pongchao, Wakka, Pumao Lawnu curbed out of Tirap District was approved
by the state cabinet on its meeting on 7th August 2009, followed by constitution
of High power Committee to finalize the boundary and creation of the district, which
submitted its report with recommendations for creation of the district on August,11,2011.
State cabinet again approved it for placing before the state Legislative Assembly
on 15th September last.
Kanubari MLA, Newlai Thinkatara, Longding-Pumao MLA, Thangwang Wangam, Namsang
MLA, Wangki Lowang and Punchau-Wakka MLA and Horticulture Minister Honchun Ngandam
while taking part in the discussion thanked Late Dorjee Khandu for his initiation,
the council of Ministers, Members of Legislative Assembly for their support in the
creation of the Longding District.
Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin, who is Minister in-charge of District Administration
while moving the bill justified that the area lags far behind in a developmental
aspects and appealed the members to support the bill. In the initial stage there
would not be any financial involvement from the consolidated fund of the state, since
the Administration will be manned with the existing infra-structure and manpower
of the state government, he added.
Three other important Bills including -the Arunachal Pradesh Public Records Bill,
2011, Arunachal Pradesh Nursing Council Bill,2011, the Arunachal Pradesh Fiscal responsibility
and Budget Management (Amendment)Bill, 2011, were also passed with voice vote without
Speaking in ‘ Calling attention notice,’ Namsai MLA, Nang Sati Mein, draw the attention
of the state government on deteriorating law and order problem in the state. People
are living in fear psychosis particularly in her constituency. Making a mentions
of the kidnapping and murder of Sunanda Manpoong, a contractor on 21st September
at Lekang Circle, recent attack on the pride of the state Tapi Mra, gun shot at youths
at Senki View, Itanagar, kidnapping of a businessman from Namsai, Maoist activities,
she said, these are just few of such incidents, and asked what the govt. doing to
check the situation.
She further informed that last year after the PRC fiasco, one local boy of Old Mohong
village was murdered and the culprits were arrested and they had even confessed to
the crime and were jailed but after 3 months they were acquitted. “I do not cast
any aspiration on judicial system but these kinds of things have to be stopped otherwise
law and order will keep on deteriorating if no proper punishments are given” she
said. She also expressed her displeasure at the delay in posting police personnel
at New Mohong. The law and order situation has deteriorated in the area due to the
negligent attitude of the govt, she said while adding that the people there are living
in fear psychosis.
She further said that Maoists ingress is not only in Lohit District but in the entire
Arunachal Pradesh. She said that some boys were apprehended by the police in Namsai
in connection with Maoist activities and they are currently in Police custody.
Chief Minister, Jarbom Gamlin while responding to the Calling attention motion informed
the House that the state government is fully aware of the law and order problem in
the state. Steps are being taken to post adequate police personnel at Lekang, he
further informed. On Maoist issue, the CM, stated one person has been arrested, who
he said was an anti-Dam element and locals are not involved, he added. On Senki View
incident, the CM said the matter is being investigated and hopeful of arresting the
culprit in few days. HYDRO PROJECTS: Joining a short duration discussion on HydroPower
Projects in Arunchal Pradesh and its impact on Socio-Economic welfare of the state
initiated by Mebo MLA Ralom Borang, the Chief Minister thanked him for his concerns
on various issues in connection with starting of Hydro Power projects in the state.
There are certain procedures, and technical bottlenecks like CEA clearance, forest
and Environment clearance etc. which delays the starting and completion of projects
in time. Highlighting the benefits of the Project, the Chief Minister appealed the
Members to convey to the people the benefits of the projects at their respective
Borang expressed his regret over the preparation DPRs by the Engineers without visiting
the project sites and without taking the local people into confidence. He also voiced
his anger over delay in starting of projects despites signing of MOUs with state
government. State Government should also study the local feasibilities like the social
and economic impacts of huge influx of labour from other state for constructing the
projects, before an MOU is signed, he added. (DIPR with input from ATNS)
Minister ‘kidnapped’: APCC alleges
ITANAGAR, Sep 26: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has alleged that one
of the Congress sitting Minister was ‘kidnapped’ by a group of miscreants near CM
official bungalow this evening at about 5.30 PM at gun point in an unregistered
Scorpio and was taken inside CM Bungalow where he was manhandled.
Terming the incident a mockery of security system of the State and utter failure
of the State leadership at the helm of affairs, it went on to add that last night
one of the Congress legislator was forcefully carried away by some unidentified group
from his official MLA Cottage for some political purpose.
When contacted, the Chief Minister’s office denied having any knowledge of such
incidents either today or last evening.
“The Political processes within the Party should be treated as family matter and
no one should use anti social elements for personal benefits. It is the tradition
of the Congress Party that the leadership of State is sole prerogative of the High
Command in due consultation with the Congress legislators”, it said.
The Congress Party condemned such dastardly act and wants the Police and district
administration to nab the culprits and take stringent action against them, it said
while adding that incident have been conveyed to the AICC.
NH-52A bane for Arunachal
RUKSIN, Sep 26: National highway 52 in Dhemaji, along which surface communication
gets disrupted every year during the monsoons, has become a bane for the people of
Arunachal Pradesh, particularly the three Siang districts-- West Siang, East Siang
and Upper Siang.
The region is still remaining cut off after the second wave of flood on Saturday
breached two important portions of the National Highway -52, causing vital road links
with Dhemaji and neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh again snapped.
Sources pointed out that though the Border Road Organization (BRO) has been entrusted
with the responsibility of maintaining the NH-52, the condition of the road, which
is the lifeline of Dhemaji district and parts of Arunachal Pradesh, have not improved.
The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) entrusted with the reconstruction work has not
been found active in restructuring the highway citing paucity of funds. Major portion
of the highway in Dhemaji has not yet been repaired, which invited the ire of common
people from both states to resort to vigorous agitation against the BRO authorities.
The authority has repaired 66 km stretch from Silapathar to Ruksin gate besides a
short portion of the NH near Gogamukh and Dhemaji town. The BRO is yet to repair
major portions of the highway, out of the total 105 km stretch falls in Dhemaji district.
The worn out condition of the National Highway-52 (NH-52) in Assam which is the arterial
road connecting the Siang belt of Arunachal Pradesh with the state capital Itanagar,
is causing immense hardships for commuters. The monsoon compounds road ordeals as
the narrow road with potholes submerged by rain water creates immense trouble in
plying the APST passenger buses and goods carriers in carrying heavy materials. Besides,
frequent bandh calls in Assam doubles the distress of the people of commuters especially
The NH is a lifeline for the people of three Siang districts. Essential commodities
and other trade materials to the places like Likabali, Aalo, Pasighat, Yingkiong,
Mariyang and Roing of Dibang Valley are carried through this road.
Sources from Arunachal government said that the Members of Parliament from East Arunachal
pursued for the speedy construction of NH 52, but the inordinate delays have been
due to lethargic attitude of the elected representatives from Assam. Even allegations
have been raised by the people of Dhemaji against their own representatives.
It is pertinent to recall that the vital highway link came up at the time of Chinese
aggression in 1962, for transportation and mobilization of security forces into the
border. Even after four decades, it has not been spruced up although it has strategic
importance in terms of national security.
City police arrests two; Mra rejects allegations
ITANAGAR, Sep 26: Two persons, namely Biri James and Tadar Ane, were arrested by
city police in connection with attack on Everester Tapi Mra and his family by six
miscreants in between Hollongi and Chimpu on September 22 last, informed Superintendent
of Police (SP), Capital.
Meanwhile, Mra rejected all allegations leveled against him by Chimpu Village Youth
Clarifying about the timing of the incident, Mra said that the incident took place
at 5:30 pm. The press statement given by the CVYA regarding the timing of the incident,
which they mentioned as 8.46 pm, is totally false and misleading, Mra said.
Further clarifying on the matter, Mra said that Itanagar Police arrived at PHQ, Chandranagar
at around 6:30 PM and then he was taken to RK Mission Hospital at 8 pm which is evident
from the Hospital patients’ registration book. Even he called up police through a
mobile phone from the guard of PHQ, who was on duty. It is clear from the fact that
the association is trying to mislead the people and divert their attention from the
fact by giving false statement regarding the whole incident, he said. The women,
Mra said, with whom he was travelling was his wife.
Prior to this, Mra said, he and his wife was severely beaten by the miscreants at
dumping point, where he was first intercepted, and also inside the car when he was
being taken to ATM booth. He received the injuries due to merciless beating by the
miscreants but not because of scuffle, Mra added. Meanwhile, All Tagin Students’
Union has vehemently condemned the attack on Mra and demanded arrest of all other
culprits involved in the incident.
This kind of incident deserves condemnation from all quarters, ATSU said and appealed
to the people of the state, various organizations, associations and political parties
to come out and raise voice against such heinous crime. Meanwhile, ATSU appealed
to the Home Minister to provide full protection and security to Mra.
Felicitation galore for Everester Anshu
Itanagar, Sep 26: The prestigious “Adventurer of the Year” award was presented to
Everester Anshu Jamsenpa by J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in a jam packed SKCC
Srinagar recently. The award function was attended by J&K Tourism Minister Nawang
Rigzen Jora, R H Khwaja Secretary Tourism Govt of India and over 400 adventure tourism
delegates from India and abroad. It is for the first time that a North Easterner
had won this highly coveted pan India adventure award.
The award function was followed by felicitation programme at Leh on September 17
organized by All Ladakh Tour Operators Association (ALTOA).
Speaking on the occasion Tsering Namgyal, president ALTOA, said that the achievement
of Anshu Jamsenpa is worthy of a grand salute.
Arunachalee mountaineer while acknowledging, said that she is thankful to one and
all for the love, appreciation and recognitions. She especially thanked the J&K
Tourism Minister Nawang Rigzen Jora who hosted the Ladakh tour.
In Delhi she was felicitated by Justice Anil Dave of Supreme Court. Dave, a strong
proponent of adventure movement in Indian sub continent stated that he is extremely
happy to meet Anshu who has made the whole of India proud. Youth Hostels Association
of India (YHAI) also organized a felicitation programme on September 18 which was
attended by Council members from different States of India.
Dr Harish K Saxena National Chairman read out the congratulatory message on behalf
of YHAI and bestowed her with Honorary Life Member of YHAI amidst huge applause.
On her way back to North East she was felicitated by Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
at Shillong on September 23 . B M Lanong Dy Chief Minister of Meghalaya spoke highly
of Anshu and praised her diehard adventurous spirit. He said that she had carved
a niche for herself in the field of mountaineering through her hard work, commitment
Dean Thompson, Consul General of USA, who was also present during the felicitation,
congratulated her and said that it’s an amazing feat for a mother of two to summit
Mt Everest twice in 10 days.
Menwhopause to perform at Itanagar
ITANAGAR, Sep 26: Itanagar is all set to be enthralled by one of India’s most sought
after band; Menwhopause on Oct 1 at Hotel Donyi-Polo Ashok. The concert at Itanagar
is being managed by Phoenix Rising, an event management group.
Known as the first alternative rock group in India, the band, with Sarabjit Singh
on vocals and harmonica, IP Singh, acoustic guitar and a variety of instruments,
Anup Kutty on electric guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica, vocals, Randeep Singh
on bass, djembe, vocals with Frenchman Paul Schneiter on drums was literally forced
by its bunch of dedicated supporters and believers to push the music they were producing
in an abandoned warehouse out into the open. An EP titled The Story Begins was launched
in 2003 under the band's own label "the middle earth company." The songs found international
airplay, including BBC London, and climbed on to top 10 ranks on international mp3
Ever since, Menwho-pause has been slowly but steadily setting benchmarks in India's
music scene most importantly as being one of the first bands to have stuck to playing
only original music and concentrating on the art of song writing. Their vision to
become a well known Indian band in the international rock music industry came to
fruition with the international release of their debut concept album Home by the
middle earth company in August 2006.
menwhopause’s first international live performance was at the world's biggest independent
music festival, the prestigious South by Southwest [SXSW] in Austin, Texas, in March
2007 and officially sponsored by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Government
They are also the first rock band from India that was found commercially viable by
promoters in US and were invited for a month long extensive tour of Texas, along
with other bands from Iran, Germany, Britain, Mexico, Scandinavia, etc. in early
The eminent jury of musicians and industry veterans at the Jack Daniels Poll 2008,
declared menwhopause as ‘India’s top rock band’ and were presented an award in April
2008 followed by their performance at the Jack Daniel’s Legendary Mash festival in
Having set a benchmark for the independent music scene in India after a nine-year
long musical career spanning continents, menwhopause have now released their second
concept album – easy - on EMI Music, Virgin Records India, 26th January 2011. The
album is available across music stores in India as well as digital download services
like Nokia – OVI & iTunes across the world in countries like UK, US, Germany, France,
Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain amongst others. Easy has been No.1 on music
stores sales charts in Mumbai, Delhi- March 201. The band is currently working on
the third album, Haze.
ATKSSU places charter of demands
ITANAGAR, Sep 26: Expressing serious concern over the growing criminal activities
in and around Namsai sub-division, All Tai Khampti Singpho Students Union (ATKSSU)
has appealed the Home Minister Takar Marde for immediate deployment of permanent
police force and IRBn personnel at New and old Mohong village police out posts in
order to improve law and order situation.
Pointing out the alleged brutal murder of Chow Sunanda Manpoong, son of Late Chow
Enthena Manpoong of New Mohong village by unknown miscreants on Sept 21, the union
in its four points charter of demands, urged the Home Minister to set up CRPF check
point at Nao-Dehing bridge, immediate arrest of the culprits involved the murder
case and adequate compensation to the bereaved family of the deceased. The ATKSSU
and DSU-Lohit had already submitted several memorandums to state Govt for immediate
action against criminal activities like kidnapping and murder cases, but the Govt
did nothing except assurance, they resented.
Blaming the Govt for its inactiveness, the union further said that public are living
with constant fear following repeated murder cases under Namsai sub-division. Culprits
who have been arrested for criminal activities were also granted bail which ultimately
encourages such criminal activities in society, the union said. It demanded the
home minister to fulfill its charter of demands within 15 days in order to avoid
any future democratic movement.
Federation demands effective enforcement of Motor vehicle Act and rules
ITANAGAR, Sep 26: The executive members of All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport
Federation (AAPPTF) conducted motor vehicle awareness camps cum district unit AAPPTF
meeting at Pasighat, Aalo and Yingkiong from September 17 to 22 last.
The chairman of the federation Takar Goi, while addressing the gathering emphasized
the need for uniform guidelines for issue of plying permit by the state government
to the commercial vehicles. He said that the plying permit issued by state government
should also be made valid in other state particularly in Assam as almost every district
of Arunachal Pradesh is connected through Assam only.
Goi further expressed displeasure on the insufficient officials in Transport department
to regulate the Motor Vehicle Rules in the state. He stressed on urgent need for
the creation of Deputy Director, District Transport Officer and Motor Vehicle Inspector
both technical and non technical posts in the Transport Department for effective
enforcement of Motor vehicle Act and rules therein.
AAPPTF, General Secretary Dobing Sonam urged its entire district unit to remain united
to strengthen the federal body and to redress any grievances unitedly.
He strongly assured the district members to pursue before the competent authority
to engage local unemployed youth, who has taken vehicle through bank loan and strongly
appeal to all head of department of the state to stop hiring vehicle for their concern
department in the name of their families.
Dobing further urged the department of Tax and Excise to withdraw the extra VAT tax
which they are charging against the vehicle purchased from outside the state.
AAPPTF, Working President Tadar Raja briefed about the charging of unequal amount
of permit in various district of the state. He urged the director of transport to
impose uniform road tax and plying permit while issuing the permit and also suggested
the issuing authority of all the districts and capital complex to consult AAPPTF
while formulating the rate of permit in the state.
AAPPTF, Assistant General Secretary Tagung Phassang urged that concerned authority
to extend present road tax and plying permit atleast for a period of one year from
existing six months duration for the convenience of the transport department as well
as for the owner of commercial vehicle.
Union conducts awareness campaign
ITANAGAR, Sep 26: Three teams of All Palin, Chambang, Yangte, Gangte and Tarak-Langdi
Students Union (APCYGTSU) have organized an eight days awareness programme in various
educational institutions in five circles under Palin constituency from Sept 17 last.
During its awareness campaign the students teams took stock of various problems that
the educational institutions confronted with. The union claimed that most of the
schools are running without sufficient number of teachers, headmasters and school
furniture in three circles. Only seven teachers including SSA are running the Govt
Secondary school, Chambang, it further said.
At the end of the programme, the union conducted awareness programme on right to
Education (RTE) at Govt Hr Secondary School, Palin, on Sept 24.
Addressing the gathering as special guest, All Nyishi Students Union President Sikka
Gapak called upon the students community to concentrate in their study as first preference.
He also lauded the Union for conducting such awareness programme. Palin circle officer,
who was the resource person of the programme explained the importance of RTE.
The union further claimed that people of the three circles are deprived of AAY and
BPL ration items for the last three years. It appealed the higher authorities to
take steps for solution to the problems being faced by the institutions and the people
in general of the five circles.
Miscreants damage school properties
SEPPA, Sep 26: In a shocking incident, the teacher’s common room and a classroom
of Government Hr. Sec. School Seppa were badly damaged by miscreants on September
24 night. Altogether six chairs and five ceiling fans were reportedly taken away
from the school by the miscreants.
Speaking to this correspondent over telephone, School Principal Hortum Loyi informed
that the miscreants might have damaged the school on the night of September 24. However,
the school authority came to know about the incident only on Sunday morning. He informed
that the matter was reported to Police and district administration for further action.
“Breaking window panes and damaging walls are common phenomenon here,” Loyi rued.
The principal revealed that more than ten such incidents had been witnessed by the
school so far. Though complaints are always lodged with the authority, there had
been no any breakthrough.
A case has been registered at Seppa police station under 457/380 IPC against the
miscreants, investigating officer SI S Singh said and the case is under investigation.
APVKVPA demands additional grant of Rs 60 crore corpus fund
ITANAGAR, Sep 26: Arunachal Pradesh Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya Parents Association
(APVKVPA) has appealed to the state Education Minister Bosiram Siram to provide additional
grant of Rs. 60 crore as corpus fund to VKV Trust Arunachal Pradesh. The education
minister should honour the demand made by MLA Karya Bagang in the floor of the Assembly
for corpus fund for VKV school, the Association said in a release.
It is worth mentioning here that VKV is running 32 schools throughout the state.
Late Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu had granted Rs 40 crore as one time assistance
Informing that the VKV management has unexpectedly raised the boarding fees beyond
affordable reach of the poor people since 2009 as per line of 6th CPC for payment
of staff salary and allowance, the Association said that it has been relentlessly
pursuing to the state Govt for additional grant of Rs 60 crore corpus fund to VKV
Trust of Arunachal Pradesh in order to meet the enhanced school and boarding fees.
The Association also submitted memorandums to the state Govt on March 15 and 28,
2010 in this regard and the state Govt also assured to look into the demand during
financial year 2010-2011, the release said.
Rs 40 crore granted as corpus fund for VKV is not sufficient and it is very less
in comparison to corpus fund granted for other institutions, it said.
DTF meeting on Measles SIA held at Khonsa
ITANAGAR, Sep 26: A coordination meeting of District Task Force (DTF) for measles
supplementary immunization activity (SIA) was organized at District Hospital Khonsa
Dr.S.Ronya, DMO Khonsa gave an exclusive deliberation on the importance of inter
sectoral cooperation and requested all DTF and HoD’s of various departments present
on the occasion to help health department in successful implementation of the National
Dr.K.Perme DRCHO Khonsa explained the gathering the epidemiology of Measles, the
strategy of measles vaccine delivery adopted globally and in India, the genesis of
measles SIA and the role of different stakeholders.
S.K.Deori, ADC Khonsa representing as chairman of DTF Measles SIA stressed on proper
documentation of the programme and urged the DMO to be very particular on the issue.
He felt that since the target groups constitute 20 to 25% of the total population
it was not only the duty of administrator but also every parent’s duty to ensure
their child’s health.
He urged all the HOD’s, particularly DDSE, DD SW&WCD and the PRI members to extend
O.Tayeng DPO, T. Pabin DDSE, Capt. (Dr) A. Deshwal of 752 BRTF and Wanglo Gosak
ZPM Khonsa block also spoke on the occasion and assured cooperation.
Unfortunately no representative from 19 AR attended which is a high risk area despite
formal an informal request by DTF Member secretary.
Regional level disaster preparedness training course
ITANAGAR, Sep 26: A five days regional level disaster preparedness training course
was organized at State Training Centre, Polo Colony, Naharlagun from Sept 20. Altogether
55 members from Assam, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh attended the training course
which was held under the leadership of A B Chhetri, Asstt. director, Bharat Scouts
and Guides, North East Region, Guwahati.
R R Dey, station officer, Naharlagun Fire station explained various causes of fire
disasters and preparedness with theoretical and practical knowledge and skill. Field
officer Jorgam Angu also highlighted the cause of disaster and disaster preparedness
Trainers from the Bharat Scouts and Guides, NE Region, Guwahati A B Chchetri and
Ashim Buragohain imparted training on various topics including natural and manmade
disaster and its impact on human life and properties, causes of earthquake and preparedness.
All the participants in the programme also observed one minute silent for the peace
of the departed souls in recent devastating earthquake at Sikkim. They also donated
cash to the CM’s Relief Fund for victims of Sikkim earthquake.
Sibi, Hitlar & Yana selected for C’wealth Weightlifting C’ships
ITANAGAR, Sep 26: Yukar Sibi of Arunachal Pradesh is among 15-member strong Senior
National team selected by Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) for the Commonwealth
Weightlifting Championships to be held in Cape Town, South Africa from October 10-15.
Soram Hitlar Tagru (69 kg) and Takio Yana (58 kg) have also been picked by IWF for
Youth Boys and Youth Girls championships respectively.
The Commonwealth Youth (Boys and Girls) and Junior (Men and Women) Championships
will be held simultaneously at the same venue along with the senior competition.
India will field 14 lifters, including seven girls, in the youth event while 15,
including seven women, will take part in the junior competition.
The Indian contingents are expected to leave for South Africa on October 7. (with
inputs from UNI)
This is apropos the letter titled “Fulfill all promise”, issued by Techi Solo, General
secretary of Nationalist Youth Congress (NYC) on Sept 24.
The letter writer who belongs to Sagalee area perhaps has forgotten various development
activities undertaken by various departments at Sagalee under the leadership of
PWD and UD Minister Nabam Tuki.
Some of the development schemes are construction of 40 km Nirjuli to Toru road under
NLCPR, 50 km Sagalee to Sakiang road under NLCPR, steel bridge under CRF over river
Pare, Leporiang, steel bridge over Pare at Laptap and Pich village, under construction
steel bridge between Sagalee to Karoi village and construction of various village
link roads and upgradation of various schools in Sagalee area. Besides these, there
are so many projects being under taken by various departments like Agri, horticulture
Therefore, we should see the development activities being carried out for the benefit
of communities. Moreover, Block Congress Seva Dal, Sagalee would like to request
the letter writer to think twice before writing such letter as INC and NCP is a ruling
partner at the Centre. You are defaming your own government led by UPA.
Mahila organizing Secretary
Block Congress Seva Dal, Sagalee.
An incident which has shamed us
This is in connection with the looting incident of Everester Tapi Mra as published.
Tapi Mra has made our state proud in field of mountaineering as he has conquered
the great Mount Everest but what did he get out of all these act? The looting incident
has shamed us and I feel ashamed of those who did the act. They must be someone among
us. They have not only looted or assaulted him but they have looted the respect
he won for our state, they have looted the pride of our state and they have looted
The people who looted him got away with just some money and mobile phone. My friends
there are many more ways to earn. These sorts of activities are not of civilized
people. We all are brothers and when one brother is hurt, the other feel the pain
and should feels the pain. Please stop such activities.
I also ask the home department to arrest the culprits and punish them as per law.
I also request the Government to arrange a job for Tapi Mra as a mark of respect
to the Everester as he deserves this.
Knock the right door instead of blasting words aimlessly
Please refer letters about Yobin’s( Lisu) on 23 September of your Reader’s Forum.
I would like to say that rather than feeling sympathy on their proposed displacement
woes, it has created an atmosphere of doubt and mistrust.
Liaphey Ngwazah, says the local community belonging to the Tangsa and Singpho tribe
of Changlang district are against their unwilling rehabilitation to newer place.
But the entire package of compensation in the form of new land, financial benefits,
etc would be paid by the govt. The relocation or rehabilitation Policy of the dwellers
inside any NP/ Wild Life Sanctuary in India is same. However, SJ Jongsam, IFS, Conservator
of Forests cum Field Director, Namdapha Park, Miao is a Tangsa officer. So, it should
not be presumed that Tangsa or Singpho community are anti- Yobin or Lisu. Jongsam
is doing in the official capacity which should not be taken as community stand. In
fact, Mr Liaphey himself agreed that they are cohabiting with the Tangsa and Singpho
since 1960’s. The latter communities are residing here for many centuries who are
as old as the Ahom of Assam.
Aphu A.Yobin, is proud of his people and land, which is a basic instinct of a good
citizen. But he has tried to emphasis the surrounding forests overtly as well-conserved
and healthy which is not agreeable. Scientifically, the predators, like the Tiger
is the indicator of a balance and healthy forests. In entire Namdapha NP / WL Sanctuary(
where Lisu people reside in core area), the population of tiger is declining as compared
to the last 3-4 decades. When the flagship animal population are decreasing, the
eventuated ecosystem of the NP is in obvious threat. The phenomenon of disappearing
of the Tigers may be due to various reasons but for sure they avoid human proximity.
Elvin Yobin has written that the local people i.e Tangsa, Singpho could no more fight
with the Chakma for 200 hectares of land and so surrendered for the Lisu to continue.
Such provoking notes will not end the contentious issue. If they are so bold and
brave then let them immediately go to that 200 hectares of land and settle down there.
In other words, if Mr Yobin finds difficulty in migration then he should knock the
right door instead of blasting words aimlessly.
Deomali, (on email)
Lawlessness at Lohit
I would like to draw the attention of our State Government towards the present law
and order situation in and around Lohit district. It has been seen from past couple
of months that unknown miscreants are abducting or killing local people for ransom
probably, the very recent being the Mohong Village incident. This clearly shows how
the miscreants are mushrooming here, abducting or killing innocent people at will.
I would like to appeal our State Government to intervene and take concrete steps
to create a healthy atmosphere for the local public. Otherwise, a day might come
when we have to surrender our land. Sad but true.
Chow S (on email)
Conspiracy to exploit the vulnerable tribe
I wish to draw the attention of the people though your esteemed column concerning
the value that the local government and its authority are weighing with animals.
Lisus people are being asked to leave their ancestral land for animals.
Till today Lisu people had been considered less important than animals for many times
by the authorities. In fact, government itself encroached on the Lisu land (NIBODI)
where Lisu lived since 1913 and the authority despotically burnt the houses of our
ancestors rendering them homeless. Then government declared the invaded land as National
Wild Life Sanctuary in 1983. That was the violent invasion that the government was
suggesting to its citizens but Lisu people remained silently. Today India became
such a developed nation that marginalized groups like Lisu people are counted less
than animals and their voice of pain is overpowered by the loud music of merrymaking
and celebrations of the privileged upper class people . It was not an accident but
well-planned conspiracy to exploit the vulnerable tribe (Lisu). The removal of the
official documents from the government office regarding the enlistment of our APST
status is clear indication of the pre-planned exploitation leveled to our community.
Now the remnants of the victims are being commanded, “Leave your land for animals”.
The so-called package of Rs 10 lakhs is nothing less than a bait to hook the uneducated
people. We painfully cried for more than 30 years for the restoration of the very
rights (APST) which was snatched from our hand. Even a dog is paid attention when
he barks but the voice of bleeding hearts of this downtrodden people went in vain.
what better status did we get than that of a dog? Moreover people went on blaming
our people using inappropriate words like ‘migrated, encroached, entered so on. Literally,
who encroaches- Lisu people who were mercilessly kicked out from their own land or
those who invaded? And the words ‘entered, encroached, migrated’ are valid only if
there is any border or margin existed already. We Lisu people are ages older than
the Arunachal border linking with Burma (demarcated in 1961). Then where do these
inappropriate words come from?
Stop killing Lisu people emotionally. As India has to remains India, so shall every
Indian be considered as human being. And human beings have their rights ranging to
‘the liberty to feel secure from any kind of disturbances physically, mentally etc’.
It is absolute unlawful for the people in authority to take the advantage of weak
people in this way for it is government’s prime duty to protect and secure such vulnerable
tribe. This is the promised right on account of which the nation builders sacrificed
their blood. We expect no more maltreatment.
New Delhi, (on email)
Unpleasant and a shameful act
The recent attack on the Everester Tapi Mra and his wife at Holongi is an unpleasant
and a shameful thing to hear. The unlawful and shameful act done by the miscreants
to the pride of our state is totally a disturbing thing to hear. But the shocking
element was that the, miscreants even had the guts to demand money at 'dao point'
near the Police Head Quarter (PHQ).
Now with the rapid increase in crime in our State, the miscreants have the guts to
even commit the brutality near the PHQ without any fear.
Here I ask the authorities 'where our safety is and where is the long hand of the
Therefore, I appeal to the concern authorities to give an exemplary punishment to
the miscreants so that the crimes can be minimized in a rapid manner and to the good
of all. Yet, we have not lost faith in you.
Don Bosco College,
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Natural disasters and complex crises
Three major humanitarian crises in 2010 and 2011 – the earthquake in Haiti, flooding
in Pakistan, and the earthquake and tsunami in Japan – highlight critical weaknesses
in how actors prepare for and respond to disasters, says World Disasters Report 2011
by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The three disasters
mark an exponential change in crisis scale and impact and foreshadow a time of increasingly
complex crises and multiple, simultaneous disasters.
While food security and nutrition have long been at the centre of relief efforts,
the report stresses that much food aid is still delivered in inappropriate ways,
too little and too late.
The majority of the hungry are in the Asia Pacific region, especially the Indian
subcontinent, and in sub-Saharan Africa. Most of the hungry live in rural areas.
In a country like India, that has emerged as the world’s fifth largest economy with
a growth rate of almost 9 per cent, more than 700 million people remain food insecure.
Compared with the last decade of the 20th century, disaster deaths rose by 39% in
the 2000-10 period. The number of people affected by disasters also rose, by 10%.
This edition of the World Disasters Report analyses the challenges, complexities
and causes of hunger and malnutrition and advocates some solutions. They range from
stronger support for smallholder farmers to improving regulation of financial speculators
in order to calm the increasing volatility of food prices around the world.