Police yet to file chargesheet in Garu rape and murder case
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: With almost a month passing of the case of the 35 year-old mother
of three who was raped and brutally murdered in her own cultivated field near Garu
village under Gensi Circle of West Siang district on August 29 last, Gensi police
is yet to file charge sheet.
According to the Investigating Officer (IO) of the case SI M Nyori, the case is still
in its investigation stage and the evidences pertaining to the case is yet to be
sent to Kolkata for its forensic analysis.
In the absence of Forensic Laboratory in the state to examine materials vital to
cases, it has to be sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory at Guwahati.
“But recently, we have received a letter from Guwahati Forensic Centre saying that
it is unable to cater to so many cases from all over North East Region. So we have
been asked to send the evidence to Kolkata,” informed the IO.
The alleged rapist and murdered, identified as Bohuna Das of Harmutty, Assam, worked
as a handyman of a truck when he committed the crime. The accused is in the custody
of District Jail, Aalo.
The forensic science laboratory can effectively examine physical evidence and play
a vital role in detecting the crimes thereby leading to the nabbing of criminals
and even convicting those involved in crimes, however with the absence of one in
the state, the investigations are hampered and cases backlogged.
Lazu cut off
MLA & DC visit blockade point
KHONSA, Sept 23: Lazu circle has been cut off from rest of the world for the last
3 months and people of the circle are facing acute problems due to shortages in food
stuff and other essential commodities because of road blockage.
Khonsa West MLA Tirong Aboh and Tirap Deputy Commissioner Kamlesh Kumar Joshi accompanied
by Commandant BRTF Major Salil Jain visited the road blockade point at Lazu and conducted
a public meeting today.
Speaking on the occasion, Aboh urged the BRTF and District Administration for immediate
restoration of the road. He assured to appraise the problem to the state government
for immediate relief and also suggested to BRO (BRTF) for alternate road as permanent
Joshi also emphasized on restoration of the road and urged the villagers not to indulge
into boulder extraction during the winter season.
The Commandant BRO (BRTF) Major Salil Jain assured to restore the blockade point
within a month based on fund availability. He said that due to continuous heavy rainfall
permanent maintenance work couldn’t be done now. However, benching system construction
will be introduced in order to avoid further landslide in this sinking zone.
Earlier, ZPM Lazu block, Ngokey Hodong also assured to provide possible support and
help for road restoration work.
The meeting was attended by Chiefs, GBs, PRIs leaders of Lazu circle. DIPRO
Walk along the Sabarmati
[ Tongam Rina ]
The Chinese president’s visit to India and subsequent uproar over the report that
people/employees from North East region were kept away from the way of the visiting
dignitary reminded yours truly of an incident that happened many years ago.
At a meeting in Delhi, a co-participant announced that people from North East appear
very similar to each other and that it was difficult to make out the facial differences,
much to the annoyance of a colleague from the region, who was unofficially crowned
the beauty queen from among the participants.
Allegedly, in order to prevent the Tibetans from protesting, the lazy Gujrat Police
decided to opt for the easiest route and put a blanket ban on people with small slit
eyes from appearing anywhere near the visiting delegation. The trick worked as the
walk along the Sabarmati and the dinner (apparently one of the Chefs was from North
East) went off smoothly.
By the time, the Chinese delegation reached Delhi; the media had already picked up
on the report that came from Gujrat based paper regarding the literal sweeping under
the carpet of the Chinkies.
One can only sympathise with the media house as by now certain forces must have swarmed
all over it.
The ministry of Home affairs is reported to have asked the intelligence bureau to
find out if report of keeping the people from the region out of the way of the visiting
delegation is indeed true. It’s a sheer waste of time for the ministry and the hotel
in question and its employees since nothing substantial will come out as every mandarin
responsible for the incorrigible decision will pass the buck.
The “similar” facial structure of the people from North East might confuse most people
who do not belong to the region but how do one explain the fact that Kiren Rijiju,
the darling of the masses, the poster boy of the media, one and only Minister of
state for Home was also kept out?
Of the 15 agreements, none fall under his ministry but he certainly should have been
invited to the state banquet hosted by the President of India as he holds one
of the key portfolios.
One can understand the reluctance of the centre to keep him at the forefront as Rijiju
has been one of the most outspoken critics of the Chinese antics including issue
of staple visa, intrusions and rights of the Tibetans. But by keeping Rijiju out
of the official engagements, the centre has clearly sent a message that it does not
want to offend the mighty Chinese.
We don’t blame the Minister for maintaining silence, for obvious reasons.
And in Arunachal, the young students across many schools will continue to take the
“I am an Indian” pledge every morning; the gaon burahs will continue to greet each
other “Jai Hind”, the visiting dignitaries from elsewhere in India will continue
to say that Arunachal is an integral part of India.
DA conducts raid, arrests 1 for LPG black-marketing
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: Capital District Administration along with City Police is conducting
night patrolling, surprise checking and raids in suspected establishments within
An official team led by town magistrate Nangram Pingkap, along with Naharlagun police
conducted a raid at Naharlagun today and arrested an employee of a Gas Agency for
black marketing of highly subsidized domestic LPG. Huge consignments of LPG cylinders
have been seized from his possessions which were kept in an unauthorized place. The
employee has been under scanner of the competent authority for the last several weeks.
Following a tip off the employee in question has been trapped by the official team
led by Town Magistrate, when his wife was selling an LPG cylinder for Rs 1200 to
a dummy customer. The town magistrate has cautioned that such kind of surprise checking
and raids will be continued in all suspected locations soon. Meanwhile, taking serious
note of black marketing of LPG cylinder at Naharlagun, Capital Deputy Commissioner
Mige Kamki has directed all administrative officers of the capital region to keep
extra vigil and to ensure zero tolerance against illegal activities taking place
within their respective administrative jurisdiction. Such illegal activities are
the root cause of artificial shortage of essential commodities in the market; the
DC said and sought cooperation from all concern to assist the district administration
in tackling this kind of menace.
"General consumers should not be allowed to suffer for no fault of theirs,” the DC
Check gate at Ziro
ZIRO, Sept 23: The much awaited police check gate at the entry point of Lower Subansiri
district headquarter Ziro has finally come up with the initiative of Lower Subansiri
deputy commissioner Krishna Mohan Uppu and Superintendent of Police Tumme Amo.
The check gate set up near Town Baptist Church at Pai Gate, Hapoli has started functioning
from the second week of this month which is presently being manned by IRBn personnel
under Superintendent of Police, Lower Subansiri.
There is also another proposal to set up a police naka at Lempia tri-junction. It
is likely to come up soon as the deputy commissioner has personally inspected the
spot recently, said T. Mingki OC police station, Ziro.
Taking serious note of the growing incidents of crimes in Lower Subansiri district
HQ Ziro, various NGOs and organizations based in Ziro Valley including Hapoli Market
Traders Association, Apatani Youth Association have been demanding the concern authority
repeatedly for the last many years for enhancement of manpower of police department
and creation of infrastructure like police checking point, erection of high-mast
towers, installation of CCTV cameras etc. DC Krishna Mohan Uppu and SP Tumme Amo
who viewed the demands as genuine and necessary, have taken the initiative not only
in setting up of the nakas but also the other demands including registration of tenants
which is already in progress.
Bullo Tatu, a resident of Reserve Line area while appreciating the initiative of
the district administration and police department, said that the check point will
serve like a double filtration in checking illegal transportation of drugs, entry
of outsiders without having inner-line permit, and also help in arresting the culprits
who try to escape after committing crime.
“We check vehicles here to prevent carrying of illegal goods such as drugs, illegal
weapons etc, and also check vehicle for valid documents and inner line permit (ILP).
The defaulters are referred to police station for further investigation and necessary
action”, told an IRBN jawan at the gate.
Siang Tea provides training to rural craftswomen
RUKSIN, Sept 23: Stitching and designing of handloom products like cloths, which
is an age–old practice among Arunachali tribal, is now being used as a tool to provide
sustainable employment in the rural areas. While it has till now limited in traditional
practices, the Siang Tea and Industries Pvt Ltd has now started giving training to
rural craftsmen to provide them employment, and to boost the state’s economy.
The Siang Tea Industries Pvt Ltd, through implementing Integrated Skill Development
Scheme (ISDS) sponsored by Ministry of Textile, Govt of India is providing basic
training on stitching and designing of garments in rural areas of the state. It has
already opened two training centres - one at Oyan and the other at Mirem, a remote
village in East Siang district.
The implementing agency aims at development of hidden skills of rural craftsmen and
generating self-employment through growing small scale textile industries of their
own. The Project Coordinator of ISDS-run training courses, Marshal Jerang informed
that two batches of trainees ‘cutting and tailoring’ have been passed out from the
centres successfully. He further informed that field worker from ‘MODELAMA Exports’,
a Delhi based agency visits their training centres and closely monitoring the ongoing
“Taking the growing demand of textile training in rural areas into account, we are
planning to open more such three centres in the Siang belt. Expertise development
among the passed-out trainees has been made and we have a comprehensive plan to exhibit
their products in national and international level”, said a visibly optimistic Jerang.
This correspondent, while visiting the textile training centres run by Siang Tea
Industries, noticed enthusiastic efforts of the female trainees. Most of the trainees
were housewives, who managed to spare time to avail the free training. “We are availing
a right platform to improve skill on textile works and foreseeing an economic prospect
in the future”, Oni Dupak, a housewife of Mirem village opined.
The Mirem village (Upper) Gaon Burah, Tajo Riba and village secretary Tapun Mesar,
who accompanied the visit, expressed their hope that the efforts of Siang Tea Industries
is creating self employment avenue among the rural entrepreneurs. Foreseeing development
of handloom and handicraft industry in the area in the coming days, the duo village
headmen requested the Siang Tea Industries activists to bring more projects such
as Improved Weaving and Cane and Bamboo Crafts to the area.
Joint sitting of the District Health Society held
ROING, Sept 23: A joint sitting of the Governing Body and Executive Committee Meeting
of District Health Society, was held at Roing today.
Deputy Commissioner cum chairman District Health Society Shiv Kumar advised the Medical
Superintendent of District Hospital to deliver better services at OPD. He also asked
the MOs posted in peripheral CHCs and PHCs to attend their duties sincerely and regularly.
He also directed the District Medical Officer to initiate disciplinary action against
the irregular staff and also advised them to enhance their performance and deliver
minimum basic health facilities in CHCs and PHCs too.
DMO cum CEO Governing Body, District Health Society Dr D Wange informed that defunct
Medical Sub-Centres in remote villages will be identified and health camps will be
organize in remote villages and free ante-natal check-up will be done.
District Programme Officers, Dr N. Yirang, incharge DRCHO cum DVBDCO Roing presented
physical & financial achievements and target for the year 2014-15 under National
Health Mission, Reproductive & Child Health – II and Routine Immunization and also
about the National Vector Borne Disease Control programme. While Dr S J Metapo, DTO
highlighted about the RNTCP and Dr L.C. Deori, DSO cum Medical Superintendent briefed
about the Integrated Disease Surveillance programme and Rogi Kalyan Samiti, District
While presenting the annual report of District Hospital and Physical Performance
of Rogi Kalyan Samiti, Dr Deori informed that the District Hospital, Roing is facing
shortage of ministerial staff, x-ray technician and radiologist.
Various issues confronting the smooth implementation of programmes and management
of Hospital, CHCs & PHCs were also discussed in the meeting.
Besides the Medical Officers of various CHCs & PHCs, the meeting was attended by
Sipi Elapra (Linggi), Zilla Chairperson, Savitri Kampti, DD(ICDS), Tage Tado, PD
DRDA, Subhat Pertin, EE(PHED), N Chiram, EE(RWD) and Tao Tadap, UPO(DUDA). DIPRO
IA martyr remembered
AALO, Sept 23: The 5th wreath laying ceremony in memory of Late Tape Yajo, Kirti
Chakra was organized by Indian Army along with family members at residence of Tama
Yajo, Bogdo, Aalo yesterday.
Hailing from a small border Monigiong circle, West Siang district, he served the
Indian Army for more than 12 years and finally laid down his life for the Nation
in a gun battle with the terrorists on 22nd Sept 2008 in Punch, Jammu & Kashmir.
Late NK Tape Yajo was born on 19th August 1977 and enrolled in 1st Assam Regiment
of Indian Army on 26th December 1995.
He was decorated with 50th year of Independence Anniversary Army Medals, Videsh Seva
Medal with Clasp Bhutan, Special Service Medal with Clasp Suraksha, OP Rakshak Medal,
High Altitude Medal, 9 Years long Service Medal and OP Parakram Medal which is a
rare feat for any army men in the country.
It is worth mentioning that, a Sainik School has been upgraded in his name at Punch
(Jammu & Kashmir) by Govt. of India and a Gym Club has been installed at Happy Valley
(Shillong) in his name at Assam Regiment Training Centre by the Govt. of India.
The wreath laying programme was attended by Col K. Molhotra, Deputy Commander, 5Mt.
Brigade, Col G.S Chundawat, CO 19th Grenadiers, Lt. Col N.S. Poul, Administrative
Commandant and other Army Officers in presence of the relatives and family members
of deceased soldier. DIPRO
AAPMMSU reiterates demands
PASIGHAT, Sept 23: All Arunachal Pradesh Medical Multi-Tasking Staff Union (AAPMMSU)
has reiterated its five-point demand which included regularization of job.
Expressing dissatisfaction over state government’s apathy towards the problems faced
by the Multi-Tasking employees in the health department, the Union president Panam
Tayeng said “The health minister had assured us to fulfill our three demands out
of the five, but no initiative has been taken yet in this regard. We are demanding
the state government to look into the problems faced by the MTS with humanitarian
ground as they are bound to engage themselves in service round the week and round
According to the Union, it had submitted a five-point memorandum to the health and
family welfare minister during the beginning of August pleading him to redress the
grievances faced by the Multi-Tasking Staffs (MTS) including the casual employees.
The demands included enhancement of washing allowance for the MTS, introduction of
13 months’ salary for the C2 category employees in health department, regularization
of job and compensatory service appointment. The Union claimed that the minister
had assured them that their demands other than job regularization and compensatory
service would be taken into consideration.
Tayeng resented that the MTS are drawing negligible washing allowance of Rs 15 per
month even after implementation of 6th pay commission. The union also demanded for
grant of uniform allowance of Rs 5000 per year.
Referring their demand of ‘compensatory service’, the Union also demanded the state
government to ensure employment opportunity to kith and kin in case of death of employees,
who are serving under C2 service category in health department.
According to AAPMMSU report, thousands of MTS have been serving in different ranks
in Health & Family Welfare department of the state.
Custodial death alleged
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: The family members and relatives have lodged an FIR with Jairampur
ADC against the OC and IO of Jairampur PS in connection with death of one Changong
Ngaimong of Panchun village, Kharsang circle.
The deceased Changong, who was under Jairampur Police custody since May 15 last reportedly
died on September 17 at around at 2.58 am, said the FIR.
While alleging custodial death of the person, the relatives in their FIR demanded
an independent judicial inquiry into the case to unearth the actual cause of the
The FIR claimed that the Changong was physically fit and sound when he was arrested
in connection with JRP/PS/CASE No.19/2014. He was allegedly tortured by Assam Rifles
personnel causing severe internal injuries leading to deterioration of his health
which ultimately led to his death, the FIR claimed.
Meanwhile, All Changlang District Students Union (ACDSU), Kharsang Circle Unemployed
Youth Association (KCUYA), Tangsa Youth Association (TYA) and Arunachal Pradesh Women
Welfare Society (APWWS), Kharsang unit demanded to get the alleged death of Changong
investigated by SIT within 10 days.
They informed that the deceased was referred to Civil Hospital Margherita, Assam
for proper medical treatment on September 13 by Medical Officer Jairampur after diagnosing
his critical health condition; but police allegedly did not take the matter seriously
and failed to provide medical treatment at right time to save his life.
“The person died due to constant physical torture and deprivation of proper medical
attention which is a gross violation of human rights”, they alleged in a joint press
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: Former Editor of the Dawnlit Post, an English daily and one of
the senior journalists of state Gabriel D Wangsu has been declared as the official
candidate of the Congress party for the October 15 Kanubari by-poll. Confirming this
Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) President Padi Richo while talking to
this daily informed that party is confident of retaining Kanubari seat which was
represented by late veteran Congress leader Newlai Tingkhatra. The seat had fallen
vacant after Tingkhatra passed away. Gabriel had unsuccessfully contested in 2009
and 2014 assembly elections. A resident of Hasse Russa village under Kanubari circle,
Gabriel had graduated from government college Itanagar. He started his journalism
career with the Echo of Arunachal newspaper and had also worked as correspondent
of The Telegraph, a national English Daily.
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: Continuing its agitation in protest against non-functioning of
the NERIST, the Students Union of NERIST (SUN) today stage ‘non-cooperation’. From
tomorrow, the students will launch “black day’ movement inside the NERIST campus,
informed the SUN president.
Sitang Mao-pi celebrated
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: The Theravada Buddhists community today celebrated the festival
of Sitang Mao-pi at their respective Theravada Buddhist Temple enthusiastically.
On the day, the believers clean their houses and granaries and assemble in the temple
premises early in the morning to pay homage and reverence to Lord Buddha.
The Theravada Buddhists of capital complex joining the celebration assembled in the
temple premises of Theravada Buddha Vihara and paid homage to triple gem of Buddha,
Dhamma, Sangha. The monk chanted the moral precepts of Paanch Silas (five precepts)
and the Attha-Silla (Eight precepts) before the devotees and in turn the devotees
repeated the same and vowed to observe the moral precepts in their daily lives.
Training on RTI and good governance
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: Three days state level training for the PIO, APIOs and other officers
of the directorate of fisheries on ‘Access to Information (RTI) and Good Governance’
begins at the Awareness Centre of the Directorate of Fisheries here today.
Inaugurating the training programme, Parliamentary Secretary (Fisheries) Karya Bagang
highlighted the importance of RTI as a tool for seeking information. She exhorted
the officers to maintain transparency at all cost in all official dealings and stick
to the norms and guidelines of the government issued from time to time.
N Jamoh, Information Commissioner, GoAP, Huzar Lollen, Commissioner (Fisheries) &
J Taba, Director of Fisheries also spoke on the occasion. All of them gave emphasis
on maintaining transparency, work culture, promptness in disposal of all official
The programme was attended by all the district officers designated as PIOs/APIOs,
officers and officials from the directorate, according to an official release.
BJP leaders address public meeting at Bordumsa
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: Bharatiya Janata Party, Arunachal Pradesh president Tai Tagak
has addressed a public meeting at Bordumsa in Changlang district today. He called
upon the people to work for the party and reach out to the respective polling booths
during the week long Jan Sampark Abhiyan from Sept. 25 to Oct. 2.
Party MLAs Tesam Pongte and Laisam Simai, National Council Member, Somchum Ngemu,
Vice President Techi Necha, general secretary Dominic Tadar, State BJP Mahila Morcha
president Padmeswari Jamoh, Secretary (Orgn) Ramesh Kaddaganchi and host of senior
readers also addressed the meeting.
APCC flays BJP
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has dismissed
what it termed “wild allegation” leveled by the BJP state Unit president Tai Tagak
that people should remain vigilant on the misrule of the Congress in the State.
The APCC termed it as a political gimmick to befool the people of Longding district.
In a release, it said that the people of Tirap and Changlang districts are well versed
with the good governance of Congress and shall vote for the party in the ensuing
by-election in 58-Kanubari A/C.
The Congress Govt, in the State under the dynamic leadership of Chief Minister Nabam
Tuki is performing well to the expectation of common citizens with a mission of people
first govt, it said.
The allegation of the BJP that the State Govt will hoodwink and victimize the citizens
in the name of vote bank politics is nothing but a sheer expression of frustration,
the Congress party said.
BJP party cannot work for overall development of the State nor are they concerned
with the grievances of the state as shown in the recent visit of Chinese Premier
by excluding the lone BJP MP & Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju
from all important programme, the party added.
“The theme ‘Nayee Soch Nayee Ummeed and Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' launched by BJP
State Unit is an eye-wash and lip promise and has nothing in reality. If BJP party
is keen to do for the welfare of people should avoid their communal agendas so as
to ensure a communal integration of the nation”, it said.
Instead of making irrelevant allegations, the Congress party suggested that the BJP
who is in the helm of affairs in the Centre should bring permanent solution to the
Inter-State and Inter-National border disputes, the release further added.
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: A PIL which was filed in the Itanagar Permanent Bench of Gauhati
High Court against Department of Urban Development and Housing alleging that it retained
an amount of Rs 23 lacs against the sanctioned amount of Rs 179.42 lakhs with malafide
intension against the project C/O Permanent State cum Covered Gallery at Common Festival
Ground, Naharlagun under NEC have been dismissed.
The case was dismissed with an exemplary cost of Rs 5000/- to be paid by the petitioner
to the state legal services authority on or before September 30 next. The PIL was
filed by one Phassang Nia of Kurung Kumey district.
APP shines at state taekwondo c’ship
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: Arunachal Pradesh Police team bagged six gold and three silver
medals in the 22nd State Level Taekwondo Championship held at Doimukh recently.
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: The Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization (APATCYO)
has reiterated its demand of proper implementation of RTE 2009 in the state.
Its other demands to the state education minister include proper distribution of
books and uniform, provision of mid-day meal, appointment of adequate numbers of
school staffs and refund of admission fees taken from the students.
Organic certification workshop held
YINGKIONG, Sept 23: One day Workshop-Cum-Awareness and Training Programe on Organic
Certification was organized at Yingkiong by the department of Horticulture in association
with Yashowati Bio Multitech Unit-2 Tinsukia, Assam recently.
On the occasion, District Horticulture Officer Loki Ering highlighted about the importance
and significance of organic farming and certification and mplementations of organic
farming in the Upper Siang District.
The Resources person Neeraj Pareek briefed about the importance and implementations
process to the progressive farmers. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: A week-long sanitation programme will be conducted from Sept 26
to Oct 2 in all the Gram Panchayat segments as the ‘Swatchh Panchayats Saptah’ under
the Dibang Valley district as part of Swatchh Bharat campaign to be launched in the
district from Oct 2. This was decided in a meeting held at Anini today to discuss
the strategy to launch the “Swatchh Bharat“ campaign along with the rest of the country
from Oct 2.
The meeting presided over by Deputy Commissioner Tamune Miso directed all the ZPMs
and Gram Panchayats to conduct Gram Sabhas meeting in their respective Gram Panchayat
segment with the citizen as well as Govt. functionaries such as ANM, AWW, Asha Worker
etc on Sept 25 to explain and announce the Swatchh Panchayats Saptah.
Earlier, the DC explained the role of Gram Panchayats and Gram Sabhas in maintaining
sanitation in rural areas. DIPRO
Capacity building training held
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: The SSA/RTE Zilla Mission Upper Subansiri district conducted a
one-day block level residential capacity building cum hands on training to six School
Managing Committee (SMC) members including PRI members at nine educational blocks
(Nacho, Limeking, Siyum, Taliha, Giba, Daporijo, Puchigeko, Dumporijo and Baririjo)
from September 2 to 20 last. The training was organized under Community Mobilizer
and Media Intervention.
Speaking during the inaugural session, MO Dr Depen Saikia advised the trainees to
properly exercise their roles and responsibilities in order to provide quality education
and proper implementation of SSA/RTE Act 2009.
Principal DIET, Daporijo Biren Dutta exhorted the trainees to help eradicate illiteracy
and to adopt universal enrolment- Retention –Completion of Elementary Education of
the children in the age group of 6 to 14.
Airmen publicity cum awareness campaign held
PASIGHAT, Sept 23: A selection team comprising of two Air Warriors from 11 Airmen
Selection Center, VIP Chowk, Borjhar, Guwahati (Assam) conducted publicity cum awareness
campaign for group ‘X’ & ‘Y’ trades for Arunachalee youths at JN College, Pasighat
While addressing the aspirants, Sergeant S. Ravi Kumar and Sergeant AR Pratap informed
that after the initial selection procedure all have to go through a rigorous training
and thereafter, depending on their performance they would be inducted and posted
as Airmen at any of the Air Force Stations. They also highlighted about the various
benefits given to an Airman and added that such publicity campaign would be conducted
at Itanagar in November next.
Meanwhile, the East Siang Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava also said that Indian
Air Force provides ample opportunities to young man joining as an Airman. The aspiring
candidates could choose technical and non-technical trades depending upon their interest
and eligibility. DIPRO
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It’s all the same
Chinese President Xi Jenping’s recent visit again rekindled that North East India
is a complicated part of the country.
During the visit, our beloved govt proved once again that whichever political party
rule India they will not be able to provide identity to the people of the North East.
It is reported that north east people were asked to stay away from the hotel where
the President was staying.
How long do we need to prove we are integral part of India? When will we be free
from such racial discrimination in our own country?
During election campaign in Manipur, Assam, Arunachal Narendra Modi's prominent promises
were to provide security to us, free from racism and crimes but now we are seeing
that his govt too is doing the same job as previous governments by sprinkling salt
on yet to be recovered wounds.
Rape, trafficking, extortion, racism, sexual harassment and exploitation against
north east people are splashed across news papers every day.
My prayer goes to our dearest state govt and centre to please come up with strong
measures especially for North East people so that even we could enjoy rights in our
One more possible approach to end this agony is to have anti racism law which will
mount up our rights and probably racial discrimination will end.
Nini Tapak, Hubli
In the wake of unnecessary delay of APPSCCE mains exam 2013-14, I beg to draw the
attention of all towards the ruined hopes of serious aspirants. First of all I would
appeal the aspirants to be very cautious about their way of proceeding against the
We can fight the Commission later on but we can't take back our lost time and effort.
Hundreds of aspirants have sacrificed their careers with a sole motive to crack this
exam. So it would be good if the exam resumes within two weeks with enquiry side
The Commission is to be punished if controversy turns out to be true but do we have
any substantial proof to prove the leakage of G.S paper II?
If it was leaked then who is the person to whom it was leaked to? Is that person
not to be equally punished and put behind bars?
What is the basis of the claims of possibility that the other papers were also leaked?
Is it good that the future civil service aspirants are easily moved by mere information?
The court gives verdict based on solid proof and not on emotions. So if there is
no solid proof till date then we are wasting our time and energy. Unfortunately this
time again like any other exam there are many candidates who demand re-examination
of whole set of papers maybe because they didn't perform well in the papers they
have already appeared or otherwise.
The demand for re-examination of whole set of paper without any solid proof of leakage
of other papers is totally unacceptable since it takes at least one year to prepare
for English, Essay, G.S paper 1 and paper 2.
Therefore, the enquiry committee and viewers should keep these things in mind and
in the absence of any substantial proof of leakage of any other papers, the G.S paper
2 should be made qualifying paper for all the candidates and the rest of the exam
should continue immediately keeping in view the huge wastage of time and energy.
I lost my sweet, little loving nephew
With my broken heart, I write these few lines from my inner core of heart so that
such painful incident may not happen again to any other parents. I am writing this
letter not to blame anyone or not even for justice. Even if justice is met, I am
not going to get back my sweet nephew Late Nending Hutto of class IX who always entertained
everyone at home particularly his little sisters.
I lost my sweet, little loving nephew on September 13’ 2014, which is unbelievable
and no one can imagine that a teenage boy can take such a step. He gave up his life
only because he did not want to go back to his hostel where he studied. Reason being
that, the teachers of that school brutally beat him up in the name of school discipline
just few days before his death, because of which he ran away from the Hostel and
came home without informing the school authorities.
Later, it was revealed that such barbaric torture was meted out to him on many occasions.
I do not want to mention the name of the school because it is of no use for me and
will not serve any purpose to his Mummy and Papa who are passing their days with
Two days after he had come from hostel, the unfortunate parents asked him to go back
to school, but my nephew refused right away saying that he will never go back to
that particular school because he knew that he will be beaten up again.
At 16 years of age, he chose to give up his life without saying anything.
I would like to appeal to the school authorities, especially the hostel wardens not
to harass students in such a way that students find it easier to give up on their
lives than to go back to school and hostels.
Let us pray for my loving nephew’s soul so that he rest in peace.
Uncle of Late Nending Hutto
Cases of child molestation and sexual harassment
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the kind attention of the concerned
authority towards appointment of teachers in private boarding school. In recent past
there were many cases of child molestation and sexual harassment in boarding schools
in Arunachal Pradesh.
Recently in St Xavier’s International School, Aalo there was one such incident where
one of the teachers, Prabat Kumar had sexually harassed and molested many students
of the Institution by showing x rated films on his laptop.
It is seen from the press release of DIPRO, Aalo which was published in your daily
on 17th Sept’14 under the heading “Protesters demand capital punishment for rapist-killer”,
it appears that a single student at St. Xavier’s School, Aalo was molested. More
than ten children were molested by the accused teacher.
Statement of some of the victimised children revealed that on 8th Sept’ 2014, they
were sexually harassed and molested and on the same evening they complained the incident
to the Vice-Principal of the school.
Shockingly, the chairman issued an order on 09-09-2014 to all the concerned parents/guardians
not to take out their wards from the school campus on parents visiting day on 13th
The graphic details of the sad story of Child Molestation and Sexual Harassment in
St. Xavier’s International School were disclosed during the parents visiting day
on 13 Sept 2014 where some of the children shared this incident with their parents.
Now some question arises.
Even after knowing the whole incident, why the school chairman and the Vice-Principal,
who was in-charge Principal, did not initiate any action against accused teacher
before 13th Sept’14?
Why did the chairman of the school advise the children not to disclose the matter
to their parents? Why and how the chairman of the school promptly issued order to
all the concerned parents/guardians not to take out their wards on parents visiting
day, after knowing the incident?
A child-friendly school should ensure every child an environment that is physically
safe, emotionally secured and psychologically enabling. The teachers who are the
important factor in creating an effective and inclusive classroom are indulging in
child molestation and sexual harassments, who do we believe in?
Therefore, I appeal every sections of the society to condemn such kind of inhuman
acts and the culprit teacher must be given punishment.
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
---- Editorial ----
Chinese double standard exposed
Chinese president Xi Jinping’s statement asking People's Liberation Army (PLA) to
be combat ready to win a "regional war" is sending confusing signals to the people
of India. His statement comes at a time when Indian and Chinese soldier is in a stand-off
at Chumar sector in Ladakh region. Many thought that recent meeting between President
Xi and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Delhi will thaw the relation between two neighbours.
But contrary to the expectation tension has only heightened in recent days as PLA
soldiers walked into Indian Territory at Chumar sector and is still refusing to leave
from Indian Territory.
Keeping in mind such tense situation, the latest statement from president Xi is
like adding fire to the fuel. However in a damage control exercise today China termed
as "wild guess" reports that President Xi Jinping's comments asking the PLA to improve
its ability to win a regional war were made in the context of the border stand-off
with India. Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying stated that leadership
of the two countries has reached a consensus to solve the boundary dispute through
friendly consultations. Chinese should not adopt double standard attitude. They cannot
afford to talk of peace and improving relation with India, when their soldiers are
disrespecting territorial integrity of neighbour at international border.