State Govt seeks Centre’s intervention to expedite BRO road works
•Tuki calls on Shinde •Governor calls for co-opting local youth
ITANAGAR, Sept 03: Pressing his concern over the state’s development, Chief Minister
Nabam Tuki called on the Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde late in the evening
today at New Delhi.
Tuki apprised the Union Minister about the resentment of general mass over the poor
road condition of the BRO maintained strategic Bhalukpong-Bomdila-Tawang road. He
urged the union minister to take up the matter with Union Defence Ministry and BRO
authority to expedite the ongoing work to ensure making it all weather road for the
convenience of the commuters as well as on the defence point of view.
While briefing the Union Minister over the law and order scenario in the state, Tuki
reiterated the demand for additional central force to cope up with the manpower requirement
for effective policing.
He also reiterated on the flood situation in the state which had put the state in
a lot of devastation causing huge losses. He urged for sending a central team immediately
to assess the quantum of losses incurred by the people of the state.
Shinde while assuring to take up the BRO road matter with the concerned Ministry
also promised to depute additional central force to the state at the earliest.
Agreeing to the magnitude of damage caused by recent catastrophe, the Union Minister
assured to provide all possible assistance to overcome the flood ‘woes’. In this
connection, he will be sending a central team soon to assess the damages.
Shinde further appreciated the Chief Minister for sending a team on the ‘NE Exodus’
issue led by MP Takam Sanjoy to the affected states across the country to look into
the problems faced by the students and professional undergoing studies and engaged
in various works there.
While hailing the initiative, the Union Minister said such kind of endeavours are
always welcome and should be taken up under such circumstances.
ITANAGAR, Sept 03: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Gen. (Retd) JJ Singh today
met the Union MoS of Defence M M Pallam Raju at Arunachal House New Delhi and apprised
him of the various problems and challenges being faced by the BRO in carrying out
road construction works in the state.
During the meeting, the Governor informed the Union Minister that BRO, which is presently
executing vital road infrastructure projects particularly the Balipara –Charduar
–Tawang (BCT) and Orang –Kalaktang-Shergaon- Rupa–Tenga (OKSRT) Projects in the border
state of Arunachal Pradesh, is facing various challenges in carrying out road construction
causing delay in the completion of the road projects on time. He laid emphasis on
speeding up the works for the faster socio-economic development of the State.
Detailing the requirements, Singh said that due to shortage of critical equipment
in terms of high capacity Stone/Sand Crushers, BRO is facing acute deficit of construction
materials and called for addressing the shortage of Critical Equipments on top priority
basis. He added that since the deficit in construction material is huge and is unlikely
to improve in the coming years with present crushing capability, induction of high
capacity crushing machines is also essential.
Another vital issue Gen. Singh pointed out during the meeting was the acute shortage
of labour. Pointing out that Road Construction is a labour intensive job, he said
recruitment of labour from traditional sources like states of Jharkhand and Orissa
is also dwindling due to availability of local employment opportunities in their
The overall shortage of labour presently in the project is estimated between 6000-7000.
Further, calling for immediate reviewing of Labour wages by enhancing the quantum
of fund available for a project, he informed that BRO has a major problem of wage
disparity in the wages being paid to labour vis a vis wages paid by Army to porters
and by private contractors. There is immediate requirement to cater for prevailing,
market driven labour wages i.e approx Rs. 9000/ pm in the sanctioned jobs, he added.
The issue of pending forest and environmental clearances for Tawang- Tezpur road
was also discussed in details. The Governor further asked the Minister to direct
BRO authorities to avail the services of local entrepreneurs and Arunachal youth
in addressing the labour and material shortage issue by floating PPP projects.
This would lead to faster progress of projects and also provide livelihood opportunities
to the local youth of the state.
The Union Minister assured to look into all the issues raised by the Governor on
top priority and indicated that Border Roads program in Arunachal Pradesh is one
of the most important and strategic project of the Defence Ministry.
PASIGHAT, Sept 03: Member of Parliament Ninong Ering flagged-off two ambulances,
meant for Telam and Koyu PHCs today in presence of DMO Dr. M Perme, SDO N Kumar,
DPO Ponung Boring, EAC In-charge A Koyu and officers of medical and district administration.
Later in an interactive cum consultative meeting held in the DC’s conference hall,
the MP stated that the procurement of ambulance will fulfill the long-felt demands
of people and further assured to provide more ambulances for Mebo, Borguli and Riga
PHCs as life saving tools and emergency uses.
Ering advised the officers to put forth good proposals in future for best use of
his MPLAD fund. He sanctioned Rs. 7 lakh for procurement of ELISA Reader with Washer,
proposed by DMO Perme for quick diagnosis of Dengue, Scrup Typhus, Hepatitis, Chicken
Guinia, Japanese Encephalitis and other vector borne diseases immediately at the
General Hospital, Pasighat. The MP claimed that installation of such machine will
save and minimize medical expenses and time of the patients and it will also help
in prompt diagnosis and controlling breakout of epidemics in the locality. DIPRO
State Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee meeting
ITANAGAR, Sept 03: The State Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee (SLV&MC) meeting
was held at the conference hall of State Institute of Rural Development here today.
Presiding over the meeting, RD and Power Minister Tanga Byaling exhorted the functionaries
to act as cohesive force to bring about outstanding team works and to share visions
and innovation in implementation of development programmes.
Stressing the need of a clean vision to achieve the goal, he said people should be
motivated for their involvement in the socio-economic development process. He also
advised to receive complaints or grievances from the public and Govt officers visiting
rural areas on implementation of RD programme.
Earlier, RD director K Dulom outlined the aim and objectives and importance of vigilance
committee meeting and emphasized on revamping the V&MC. The house revised the up-to-date
performance under the different programmes of the union ministry rural development
and also discussed the specific problems and prospect associated with the programme
implementation. MLA Ralom Borang suggested the house to chalk out a road map for
functioning of SLV&MC, improvement of work culture with responsibility.
The officers from line departments like RWD, PHED, Land Management and Social Welfare
Department and Rural Development Department presented progress status of the schemes/programmes
sponsored by the ministry of rural development, according to an official release.
NESO chalks out strategy for grand success of protest rally
ITANAGAR, Sept 03: A delegation of North East Students Organization (NESO), led by
its Secretary General Gumjum Haider met Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar
Reddy at his office in Hyderabad yesterday and urged him to personally attend and
address the proposed Protest Rally at Guwahati on September 6.
NESO urged the CM to either attend personally or send a representative of his Government
to address the public rally in Guwahati to give a strong messages against the anti-social
forces and cut down the sense of insecurity among the people living out side the
The Chief Minister was briefed that the public rally is being organized in protest
against intimidations faced by Northeast people staying outside the region as well
as send a strong message that North easterners cannot be cowed down by the threats
and intimidation of some anti-social elements.
Meanwhile, the chief minister has assured to discuss the matter with his colleague
to explore the scope for coming to Guwahati.
NESO has also invited government representatives of governments of Maharashtra, Karnataka
and all the NE states and also the members of NE MPs` Forum to the rally.
Meanwhile, NESO acknowledged the kind gesture, support and initiatives of the Andhra
Government for safety and security of North-Easterners in the state.
Siram inspects General Hospital
PASIGHAT, Sept 03: Education Minister Bosiram Siram today visited the General Hospital,
Pasighat to take stock of the developmental activities.
The minister inspected the operation-theatre, corridor, kitchen, postmortem hall,
and renovation works of boundary walls of TB hospital and boys’ hostel, extension
of Pay-cabins and 10-bed Ayush hospital site etc. During his visit, Siram interacted
with the patients and later held detailed discussions with the Jt. Director of Health
Services, Medical Superintendent in presence of Specialists and other Medical Officials
about the existing health facilities and future planning for providing better health
care facilities to the people.
The discussion includes procurement of CT Scan machine, setting up Imaging unit,
establishment of GNM Nursing school and casualty block etc. Siram expressed his extreme
happiness over the progresses, cleanliness and prompt services of the health service
providers of the hospital. He sanctioned one hearse vehicle (Dead body carrier) from
his MLALAD fund today. In a formal meeting held at the office chamber of Dr. Kabang
Lego, JDHS (T&R), the minister instructed the officials to initiate precautionary
measures against spread of Dengue and other vector borne diseases. DIPRO
Awareness workshop on sustainable drinking water supply and sanitation
KHONSA, Sept 03: A block level awareness workshop on “Sustainable drinking water
supply and sanitation - role of PRIs’ was organized by Public Health Engineering
and Water Supply Division, Khonsa on August 31 at Pongchau as a part of NRDWP (Support).
Attending programme, S K Mukherjee, AE, PHESD, Longding stressed on the need for
involvement of PRIs in implementation of people-centric NBA programme. He disclosed
that the assets created under drinking water supply through NRDWP would be subsequently
transferred and handed over to the respective PRIs for operation and maintenance
after imparting proper training to them. He also explained what the District Water
and Sanitation Committee (DWSC), Block Resource Center (BRC) and Village Water Sanitation
Committee (VWSC) are.
B A Wangpa, JE, PHESD Longding detailed about National Rural Drinking Water Programme
(NRDWP), Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA), Nirmal Gram Puraskar (NBA) and intra village
water supply system.
Doi Tarak, Consultant, PHE & WS Division, Khonsa through a Power Point presentation
detailed about role of PRI and VWSC in the management of drinking water supply and
sanitation. He elaborately explained on how to plan, implement, operate, maintain
and manage water supplies to ensure their sustainability. With the picture, audio
and video clip presentation, he stressed on safe handling of drinking water, disposal
of waste, personal hygiene and village sanitation.
Ahon Wangsa, ASC, Pongchau encouraged the participants to take maximum benefits
out of the training programme.
Nonglin Ngowa, Laboratory Technician (LT), PHE & WS Division, Khonsa and Miss Pasang
Ratan, LT, PHESD, Longding gave demonstrative training on how to use and measure
the chemical reagents while handling the Field Test Kit(FTK) for water quality testing.
Napong Kangnong, Block Coordinator, PHESD Khonsa, highlighted about water, sanitation
and health linkages. He stressed upon abolition of age old practice of traditional
Pigsty being commonly used in rural area.
Holai Wangsa, ZPM Pongchau told the participants to give attention to such kind
of training for the welfare of community. Further he told that water is an elixir
of life and every body should take care about the quality of water supplied to the
people as most villagers consuming it may be prone to various water borne diseases.
He expressed his gratefulness to PHE & WS department. Altogether 80 participants
attended the programme. DIPRO
Workshop on ‘research methodology in social science
ITANAGAR, Sept 03: Donyi Polo Govt. College Kamki organized a one-day state level
workshop on ‘Research Methodology in Social Science’ at college premises on September
Taking part in the workshop, Dr. Anil Kumar, Associate Professor in English shared
his views on basic concepts in the Methodology of the Social Sciences and narrated
the term research which means to search back. He talked on different aspects of research.
According to him, research is an inseparable part of learning which gives us several
avenues to find the solutions of social problems.
Dr. S.K. Pradhan, Assistant Professor in Education described the concept of research
design in social science and characteristics of a good research design, importance
or purpose of research design, types of research design and talked on various components
of research design or proposal. He said research design is a social science which
serves as the guidelines for undertaking research studies for beginners and other
researchers. It is a detailed description of a proposed study, he said.
Dr. Gomo Karbak, Assistant Professor in Political Science presented his paper on
“Method of Data Collection in Social Science Research”. He described the types of
datas for social science research which may be broadly classified into--data pertaining
to human beings, data relating to organizations and data pertaining to territorial
areas. He also talked on sources of data and various methods of collecting data.
Tungge Lollen, Assistant Professor in English presented his paper on “Report Writing
in Social Science Research”. He described the word ‘report’ which is derived from
the Greek Language. In research report, writing means ‘to carry back’. Thus, in research
report, writing an observation, an event or finding is carried back in the written
to arrive at a point, he said. He narrated the students how to write a good report
by giving detailed description of report writing through power point presentation.
Earlier, Co-ordinator of the workshop Dr. Tage Habung, Asstt. Professor in History
Department highlighted about the workshop.
Dr. Anil Kumar, Associate Professor in Geography delivered the keynote address.
About 400 students and all the faculty members attended the workshop.
One more Slow Loris rescued
ITANAGAR, Sept 03: One more Slow Loris was rescued from the Upper Baskota area of
Pasighat township yesterday at around 9:30 pm by a 9-year-old school student.
The little boy Ree Kobo Bogum, who came along the rescued Slow Loris to the DFO Office
said, ‘the little primate was found climbing on an electric pole and some people
were trying to kill it by stoning. I felt so sympathetic with the little creature
and informed others to help to save it’.
DFO (Wildlife), who is upbeat about the people’s growing consciousness, said the
primate would be released in the Sanctuary shortly after it is checked properly.
The DFO highly appreciated the young boy and others for their effort to save this
This is the third Slow Loris to be rescued from Pasighat township. (From Maksam Tayeng)
Moying Raseng grab overall championship trophy in SFC
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: Moying Raseng team led by its president Dukpi Perme Tayeng and
Kasimang Mengu Perme has grabbed the overall champion Raseng trophy of Itanagar Solung
Festival celebration 2012 for the second consecutive term.
The Raseng won 1st prize in Folk Dance competition and were also adjudged as 2nd
prize winners in Solo Dance, Traditional Show and group dance competitions.
While, Moying Abu team won 1st prize in Tug of War, 2nd prize in Tamulang Taloh memorial
Volleyball tournament. Pune Perme (Class-III student) and Rine Perme (Class-VII student)
of Moying team also won 2nd and 3rd prize in Adi Agom Lukii sub-junior and junior
India and India’s North-East
A day in the month of July this year, myself and my son, aged 10, were traveling
in Patna- Howra Jansatabdi Express (AC Chair Car) from a place called Deogarh in
Jarkhand to Kolkata. A gentleman sitting in the back seat probably wanted to get
up, and since my seat was slightly bent towards him he shouted at me saying- “Aeh
Aung Sang Swu Chi, Utho”. But for the presence of my young son and a lady co-passenger
beside me, I would have reacted very strongly. I was all-prepared to file either
police complain or report the matter to National Schedule Tribe Commission but finally,
after a considerable thought, it was decided against such move thinking that the
gentleman may have realized his mistake after my emotional reaction.
Case II: Some of my friends, while on their way back to their hostel after window-
shopping in Kamla Nagar market in Delhi University north campus, were intercepted
by a group of an ideal type gali boys. They asked my friends if they knew the art
of cooking cho-cho and momo, as the boys were eagerly looking for some good cooks
for newly opened restaurant.
Case III: Students and teachers alike in educational institutions, particularly in
professional ones, treat the students belonging to reserved category as ‘sub-humans’.
They give bizarre explanation for such consideration. For them, the reserved category
students are ‘different’ as they are admitted in an educational institution through
reservation. Since they are different, they are not human beings.
Students’ organizations and civil society groups have repeatedly raised the issues
of discrimination against chinki-looking guys and girls in Delhi, Bangalore, Pune
and many parts of the country. Cases of sarcastic comments, rapes, physical assaults
and even murders against the north-easterners are reported almost on daily basis.
Many of my student friends, employees working outside the region and the officers
in various departments and sectors may have more untold stories keeping unto themselves.
Why do we have to be looked in askance always? Why do we have to be treated as ‘foreigners’
in our own land? Who or what is to be blamed - our looks or their ignorance? Whatever
may be the reason, there has been perpetual problem of ‘trust deficit’ between the
mainland Indians and the people of North East, which needs political as well as academic
The problem lies, to me personally, with both the Centre and the Periphery. There
is, what a scholar writes, ‘absence of the presence’ of North East in the hearts
of New Delhi and like cities. The realities about the people of this region are never
reflected in the art, literature, cinema, newspapers, and text books of schools and
colleges of mainstream India. Many believe that our food habits, social life, sexual
life, dresses, folklores, loyalty to nation, etc seem to be remaining in the realm
of their(outsiders) ‘wild imagination’.
But I am an optimistic person. It would be wrong to paint all mainstream Indians
with same colour. The allegation of ‘wild imagination’, I am sure, would be applicable
only to microscopic minority. Having made such allegations, we also have to judge
ourselves on the questions of patience, sensitivity and loyalty. What I have learnt,
during five years of my stay in Delhi, is that a little bit of patience, sensible
to other culture and being loyal to own nation would be of great help to our brothers
and sisters in making adjustments with other cultures. Don’t we treat non-tribals
differently in the names of Vais, Mayangs, Halyangs, Harings, Nyipaks, etc in our
region? Are we sensible to their cultural ethos? Are we loyal to India as a nation?
Whether in Itanagar or Imphal, Dimapur or Dima Hasao, non-tribals are treated not
so kindly and friendly. There are many instances where social and economic crimes
are committed against these people. Whenever there is a local puja in a tribal household,
animals like cows, mithuns and dogs are sacrificed in the most inhuman manner even
when the next neighbour is a Brahmin family. It may be a part of our culture to serve
apong on every social and religious function but such cultural practices must be
discarded in the interest of cosmopolitan neighbourhood.
When Delhi Police, under the guidance of Robin Hibu, then Deputy Commissioner of
Police, issued a booklet containing Dos and Don’ts for the students of North East
India in Delhi, there were huge protest from the students of Nagaland and Mizoram.
They maintain that Delhi is the capital of India, and as such, they have every right
to cook as they relish; dress as they desire; and roam around anywhere. It is the
responsibility of Delhi Police to provide security and the residents of Delhi must
respect the cosmopolitan character by not objecting to cooking of bamboo shoot or
fermented fish. A big NO to any kind of dress code.
T. Sakhrie, Secretary of the Naga National Council once said that the Nagas are “wild,
but free”. For a Naga, rest of the countrymen are Indians except the Nagas. Many
Manipuris think in similar line. It would not be proper for me to enter into the
debate on the merits or demerits of Naga freedom struggle but the insistence of the
Nagas of not being Indians has put a question mark on the Indianess of the Arunachalees
or Assamesse. It is but obvious that mainstream Indians would not be happy with
such attitude as almost all the North Eastern state are financially supported by
the Government of India out of the taxes collected from the farmers of, for example,
Haryana or Punjab.
Agreed, women sexuality is not respected in many pockets of Delhi. An undeniable
fact being that the areas adjoining Haryana and Uttar Pradesh are mostly inhabited
by families of landlords, where traditionally women are considered mere sex objects.
But then, do we (tribal families) respect women sexuality? Rape, forced marriage,
domestic violence, polygamy are occurring regularly in many tribal societies. I have
not heard of many convictions in cases of rape, atleast not in our state.
Discriminations are also found within the states of North east India. Very often
we face discrimination at the hands of the people of Assam. I remember an incident
narrated by a friend long time ago. Some of his Assamese friends, looking at the
colour of APST buses, are said to have remarked- “Manu belek, gari hu belek kori
bonai loise”. Whenever Assam police see any vehicle with Arunachal registration,
it becomes ‘holy’ duty for them to stop the vehicle and verify necessary documents
as if Emergency has been declared. Any question is reacted with big-brotherly attitude.
M.P. Takam Sanjoy’s elderly advice need not be taken as an imposition of dress code.
His advice to the youngsters, if I could read properly, is to be sensitive to locality
and its culture. Yes, one may look decent with salwar suit in rural areas, jeans
in urban surroundings and swim suit in beaches. I appreciate him. We must also appreciate
civil society organizations and socially-conscious individuals for organizing demonstrations
against of Richard Loitam in Bangalore. We would expect similar gesture from similar
organizations for similar happenings in our own state.
We have to have patience. We don’t have to react to every Rickshaw puller or Auto
driver even if we are called Kanchas or Bhadurs. They are simply ignorant. Once I
was standing in front of Ganga Dhaba in JNU campus when a gentleman stopped his car
and asked for the address of the president of JNU Foreign Students’ Association.
He was guided to a hostel. Before he got inside the car, he wanted to know my nationality.
My reply was instant, “I am from Nepal”. My friends had a hearty laugh. But I was
relieved as there was no time for me to explain to him the location of Arunachal
Whenever we reprimand our son for any naughty act or somewhat-vulgar talks, his ‘natural’
reaction is: “Hum kya haring bacha hai?” This kind of attitude compels me to pose
a counter question: Aren’t we socialising our young ones to think the way they think
or to behave the way they are behaving? Are we socializing our children enough to
treat all human beings as equal, and not as non-tribal or Adi or Apatani?
(Dr. Bath is a faculty in the Department of Political Science, Rajiv Gandhi University
and can be contacted at [email protected] rediffmail.com.)
Cash reward stands
ITANAGAR, Sept 03: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh
Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam
Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s
will be kept secret. The informer/s may contact Capital SP Hibu Tamang at tele.
Changlang gets New DC
CHANGLANG, Sept 03: Chanchal Yadav took charge as the Deputy Commissioner of Changlang
district on August 29.
She relieved Opak Gao, who will be joining as Secretary, APPSC, Itanagar.
Prior to this new assignment, Yadav had served as D.M. Dadar. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Sept 03: A total of 15 teachers would be awarded this year for their meritorious
service by the department of school education on Teachers Day to be celebrated at
Banquet Hall, Itanagar on September 5.
‘First aid’ training
ITANAGAR, Sept 03: The 2nd batch of training on ‘First Aid’ for 10 ‘0’ grade health
workers drawn from various Health Centres of Kurung Kumey district, including Tali,
Sarli, Higio, Ballo Yangte PHCs and Palin CHCs concluded at Arunachal State Hospital,
Naharlagun on August 31.
The main objective of the training was to impart basic knowledge on First Aid to
the health workers, said Medical Superintendent of Arunachal State Hospital Dr. Dukhum
Raina. He said that this training would immensely benefit the public of interior
and remote places like Sarli, Tali etc. where there is no basic health care facilities.
Course completion certificates were also distributed to the trainees.
‘Release pending salary of IT consultants’
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: All Arunachal Pradesh IT Consultants Association (AAPITCA) has
requested the chairman of the APMP &PLC to disburse the pending salary of 256 IT
consultants. The IT consultants are being deprived of their salary since April 2011,
the Association said and urged the authorities to release the pending salaries before
KV team members selected for Ntl. level boxing C’ship
ITANAGAR, Sept 03: The first-ever Regional Boxing competition of Kendriya Vidyalayas
(KVs) was conducted by Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 2 Itanagar at Sangey Lhadesn Sports
Academy complex on September one and two.
Thirteen out of sixteen players selected in the tournament for the national level
boxing championship to be held at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, are from KV No 2.
The tournament was inaugurated by Director of Sports and Youth Affairs D.K. Dinglow,
who assured all help to KVs in conducting a coaching camp for the boxers of the school.
The Principal of KV .No 2 Itanagar Dr. B Saha extended gratitude to the director
for the assurance.
The students of Donyi Polo Mission School for Hearing and Visually Impaired, who
were on adventure camp at Chimpu also enjoyed the event.
The valedictory ceremony was chaired by the Director of Sports and Youth Affairs
and appreciated the work of PET of KV. No. 2 Itanagar and other officials.
Written test for police recruitment
ROING, Sept 03: The written test for 44 posts of IRBn/APPBn Constable, including
the 4 reserved posts for ex-serviceman was conducted at VKV School Auditorium here
319 Candidates out of 325 Candidates qualified for written test have appeared in
the examination. The Examination was conducted under surveillance of CCTV cameras
giving no chance for adopting unfair means. Thumb impression of the candidates were
also checked and matched with their recorded finger print that were taken during
the Physical Test before allowing them to enter the examination hall to prohibit
any kind of impersonation.
The written examination was conducted for total of 300 marks in English, General
Knowledge and Mathematics. The results of will be declared soon and it can also be
seen on official website of Arunachal Pradesh Police www.arunpol.gov.in. The viva-voice
would start on September 10 DIPRO
Death of ZPM mourned
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: Pakde Uli, Zilla Parishad Member of Gusar Circle under Dumporijo
Block, died in a tragic road accident yesterday when his vehicle (Gypsy) fall into
a deep gorge near Doimukh- Potin road on his way from Daporijo to Itanagar, according
to APCC release.
Late Uli is survived by his wife, two daughters and two sons.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) expressed its deep sense of
condolence on the sudden and untimely demise of ZPM Pakde Uli.
Late Uli was an active, hard-working and energetic party leader, who served the INC
party with sincerity and dedication for the last many years. He was elected as ZPM
from INC ticket in the Panchayat Election 2008. His sudden demise is a great loss
to the INC party, Upper Subansiri District and the state as a whole.
APCC prayed to almighty God for the eternal peace of the departed soul..
Union demands stringent punishment for accused
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: Expressing deep sadness over the alleged rap and murder of a girl
student near Shyro village in Tawang on August 28, the Mon Students Union of RGU
said such horrible incident should not be tolerated in a peaceful place like Tawang.
While appreciating the police personnel, students and general people for their efforts
in arresting the culprits involved in the heinous crime, the Mon Students Union of
the University requested the authorities to award stringent punishment to the accused
as per law so that such gruesome incident does not happen again in future.
The Union also requested the state Government to provide compensation to the family
of the deceased and conveyed deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family.
ITANAGAR, Sept 03: A mass social service cum cleanliness drive was conducted by D-Sector
Development Committee Naharlagun on September one.
The social service which started from Government Middle School D-sector Naharlagun
covered upto Pachin shortcut, the last part of the Sector. The blocked drains were
cleared and roads repaired with help of men and machineries provided by UD and PWD
departments during the social service.
The committee said that blockage in drains due to un-planned constructions and alleged
land encroachment is causing overflow of water which spilled onto the road causing
great inconvenience to the residents.
The colony dwellers, staff and students of Govt. Middle School D-sector Naharlagun
participated in the cleanliness drive.
The committee urged both UD and PWD department for regular maintenance of the road
and drains. It also thanked local MLA Techi Kaso for encouraging and organizing the
mass social service.
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: Lobi Forest Protection Committee and Lobi Youth group conducted
social service at Lobi Forest Conony, Itanagar today.
The volunteers temporarily repaired damaged road within the Lobi area. The social
service was also participated by public of Lobi area.
The women wing unit of Kargu Kardi Students’ Union conducted a week-long social service
cum tree plantation programme at Darak, Liromoba, Yomcha, Tirbin and also at Kamba,
Pira Lombi residential school.
Beside tree plantation, the volunteers cleaned garbage, school surrounding and vicinity
of government offices.
Forum hardens its stance on airport site
ITANAGAR, Sept 03: The Banderdewa Circle Intellectual Forum (BCIF) in a meeting at
Karsingsa yesterday resolved to oppose to conduct any kind of development meeting
under Banderdewa circle by MLA of Doimukh Assembly Constituency until and unless
the issue of Green field Airport is resolved.
The meeting further threatened to go for the 2nd phase 24 hr Capital Bandh to register
its protest against the shifting of Green field Airport from Karsingsa-Banderdewa
The meeting discussed regarding the further steps to be taken in the near future
and also discussed regarding the representation submitted to the Governor of Arunachal
Pradesh, Chief Secretary and Chief Minister to revoke the proposed shifting of Green
field Airport from Karsingsa-Banderdewa to Hollongi.
‘Verify the antecedents of accused’
ITANAGAR, Sept 03: While appreciating the Doimukh police for arresting the alleged
accused in Jumkar Basar murder case, Megu Welfare Society (MWS) in a letter addressed
to Superintendent of Police, Papum Pare district denied involvement of a Megu member
in the murder case.
Referring to the press report published in a section of local dailies on August 30,
the Society said that there is no person by the name of Nayan Megu at Mebo village,
East Siang District nor there is Umesor Megu.
Claiming that the name of accused is Nayan Pegu who belongs to Jonai Assam, the Society
said the very news has defamed the reputation of the Megu clan.
It requested the SP to investigate the matter thoroughly to find out the actual address
and other antecedents of the alleged accused and clarify it.
The West Siang district was wrongly mentioned as West Kameng district in the August
30 edition of this daily under heading ‘Panchayat by-election.’ The ‘West Kameng’
should be read as West Siang. The inadvertent error is regretted.
Free health camp
ITANAGAR, Sept 03: A free health camp was organized by Mon Socio Economic Development
organization, Dirang in collaboration with District Health Society at Govt. Residential
School, Thembang under West Kameng District on September one.
Altogether 180 patients from villages like Thembang, Gonthung, Pangma, Semnak and
Lachung. turned up for free health check up conducted by a team of doctors, who included
Dr. Wange, DMO West Kameng District, Dr.T. D Namsa, DFWO, Dr. Guru Dorjee Thungdok,
Dr. Amita Tapir and SMO Dirang Dr. S.K Singh. Free x- ray tests were done and medicines
distributed free of cost to all the patients.
Thembang ZPM Jam Tsering inaugurated the camp while Dirang ZPM Dor Tsering sponsored
the medicines for the camp.
Solung celebrated at Pessing
ITANAGAR, Sept 03: Solung, the festivals of Adi community was celebrated with the
traditional gaiety and fun-fare at Pessing, a small hamlet near district headquarters
of West Siang, Aalo.
While inaugurating the festival, Jalley Sonam, Chairman Arunachal Pradesh Building
& Other Constructions Workers Welfare Board cum Working President INTUC Pradesh Branch
lauded the people of Adi Community for their dynamism in preserving and promoting
the age-old culture and tradition despite the onslaught of modernization and globalization.
Describing the importance of culture and tradition in human life he appealed people
not to mix religion with culture. He also emphasized on adopting modern technologies
in agriculture and horticulture for good harvest.
Gedo Kato, President DCC (I) West Siang District, Aalo also spoke on the occasion
and extended festival greetings to the people of Adi community.
Colorful cultural dances by different culture troupes from adjoining villages and
football match were some of the main attractions of the celebration.
50 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
The United Nations has asked the countries, who have not put an end to capital punishment
yet, to introduce or reintroduce an official moratorium on the use of the death penalty
aiming to abolish it.
Until now, Gambia was at the forefront in Africa in its efforts to abolish the death
penalty in law and practice. However, in a strong reversal of that trend, nine prisoners
were executed last week. Prior to last week the country had maintained a moratorium
on the death penalty for 27 years and had abolished capital punishment for drug offences
in April 2011.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay warned that international law,
including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), requires
compliance with rigorous fair trial standards in cases where death sentences are
Meanwhile, UN Assistance Mission for Iraq urged the Government of Iraq to consider
a moratorium on the implementation of all death sentences and to consider ratifying
the Second Optional Protocol to the ICCPR, with a view to the eventual abolition
of the death penalty.
The overall global trend on the use of the death penalty has seen the number of executions
worldwide decline. An estimated 150 UN Member States have abolished the death penalty
or introduced a moratorium, either in law or practice.