‘Central share for 17 NLCPR projects to be released’
By Staff Reporter
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: PWD Minister Gojen Gadi received assurance from Union Minister
of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju for release of central share for 17 NLCPR
projects against which the utilization certificates (UCs) were already submitted
by the state government.
Gadi called on the union minister at Ziro on Wednesday and submitted the detailed
project reports (DPRs) prepared by PWD (Highway) western and eastern zone chief engineers
and pleaded for early release of central share amounting to over Rs 89.9 crore for
2014-15. After understanding the gravity of the problem, Rijiju assured that on his
return to New Delhi he would hold a meeting with the officers concerned to ensure
release of funds for resumption of works, Gadi told the mediapersons.
Committed to state’s overall development, the PWD minister accompanied by Nari-Koyu
legislator Kento Rina, in a joint memorandum addressed to union minister of state
for DoNER (Independent), submitted a copy to Rijiju and NEC secretary with a request
for improving the road connectivity by taking up the 35-km Koyu to Ego road, which
has been pending for the last two decades. This road, part of Pasighat-Ledum-Koyu-Ego
road, would link East and West Siang districts and provide connectivity to Rotte,
Saku, Tabi Ripo, Loglu, Zirdo, Old Dari, New Dari, Darin (CO HQ) and Ego villages
inhabited by over 3,500 local denizens. It would serve as a harbinger of socio-economic
development and bring multifaceted development if the road is built on priority.
The road estimate amounting to Rs 69.18 crore was submitted to planning secretary
in December 2009 and included in the working group report under 12th Five Year Plan
of the NEC. However, the project estimate has been revised to Rs 96 crore. Rijiju
assured to take up the project with the authority concerned, Gadi added.
Papum Pare district officials visit Durpa village
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: The officials of Papum Pare district administration today inspected
the proposed firing range of 10th ITBP at Kimin. In the wake of the recent claims
and counter claims as well as considering High Court directives in regards to PIL
filed by Durpa Welfare Committee, the district administration along with representative
of 10th ITBPF made spot visit of the disputed firing range area at Durpa village
under Kimin circle.
The team was lead by Tai Kaye DC Papum Pare and comprised of PN Khirmey SP Papum
Pare, Sibo Phassang EAC Kimin, Liken Koyu CO Kimin, Techi Hitlar DLRSO and representative
of 10th ITBPF and Panchayat leaders of Kimin. The team interacted with the land owners
and those opposing the firing range site.
While addressing the gathering, DC Kaye told that firing range is necessary for the
continuation of the existing training centre of 10th ITBPF and as such High Court
too had directed in its interim order that firing practice may continue after taking
adequate safety measures for the safety of lives and properties of people living
Techi Hitlar DLRSO asserted that Govt. already has issued notification for the acquisition
of land for establishment of firing range and district administration will conduct
public hearing after 30 days inviting claims and objections. He also informed that
hearing will be done at the firing range site itself so as to ascertain and identify
the actual affected land owners. Meanwhile DC has directed ITBPF to take all the
preventive measures before conducting the firing practice as per the HC directives.
Class II student dies, parents blame hostel authority of negligence
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: A class II student of VKV School Joram, Neelam Tien died allegedly
due to the negligence of the private hostel owner on September 21 last. The parents
of the eight-year-old student, while blaming the owner of private hostel, namely,
Tulon Child Care at Joram village for death of the late Tien, claimed that the child
had been suffering from fever and cough for more than a week but the hostel warden
and owner did not took care of him and even they did not evacuate the child to nearby
medical centre for necessary treatment.
“We were completely unaware about the deteriorating health condition of my son. Hostel
owner only informed me when my son was at the last stage of his life. Immediately
after getting the information about his health condition on 21st September I rushed
to the hostel but found my child at near death condition. When I tried to evacuate
him he died on the way to hospital,” narrated Neelam Sera, father of the decease
child. “How come a private hostel of a prestigious school shows such negligence towards
a hostel boarder? Are they interested only in collection of hostel fees?” Questioned
Sera. If proper medical treatment had been given to my child, he could have been
saved, the father lamented.
Meanwhile the parents have lodged an FIR at Hapoli police station and also made
a complaint to the principal of VKV Joram for necessary action against the private
hostel. The hapless parents also urged the district administration to deliver justice
to them and to ban the private hostel as it ‘does not follow basic norm and shows
careless attitude toward the boarder.’
PPA flays Centre on ILP issue of train passengers
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: While reacting to the news item carried by this daily regarding
Rajdhani train tickets, the Peoples Party of Arunachal (PPA) today alleged that by
letting non-APSTs enter into the state without ILP just by getting reservation ticket
of Rajdhani, the BJP government has taken the first step towards permanent removal
of ILP. It is pertinent to mention that in today’s edition this daily had carried
a report wherein it was mentioned that by November this year Indian railways is planning
to start Rajdhani train service between New Delhi and Naharlagun.
Report also quoted source claiming that the person having reservation ticket of Rajdhani
train will not require ILP to enter the state.
“This policy of the BJP is directly threatening survival of the indigenous people
of Arunachal. This policy also contradicts the spirit of Bengal Eastern Frontier
Regulation Act. It seems that the BJP is following hidden agenda to push non-APST
people into Arunachal Pradesh and take away the customary rights of indigenous people
over its resources, land, etc,” the PPA asserted. Party demanded that the BJP government
should immediately cancel this decision and respect the provisions enshrined by the
constitution. People’s Party of Arunachal will oppose such evil intended moves of
the BJP government by tooth and nails and appeal all indigenous people to oppose
such move for the sake of coming generation. However, PPA suggested that the issuing
of Inner Line Permit process should be simplified by issuing permit to a person having
valid identity proof like pass port, voter ID, Adhaar Card, Pan Card on arrival at
the railway stations.
24 hrs. East Siang bandh
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: ABK, District unit has confirmed the 24 hours bandh call in East
Siang District on September 27-28 from 5am to 5pm informed unit president Okom Yosung
and General Secretary Tajing Taki.
However, there will be no bandh at night hours i.e from 5 pm to 5 am.
The duo said that despite AdiSU bandh on September 25 last, no any concrete message
was received from the state government regarding the demands for exclusion of Adi
villages i.e Depí, Depí, Moli, Detak, Korang and Sido from Lower Siang District and
recognition of Simen river. Though we have no any objection in creation of Lower
Siang district but we have strong objection over the boundary demarcation. The traditional
boundary between Adis and Galos is Simen Korong (river) which was amicably settled
by forefathers of both the community through Bogum Bokang Kebang. But the state govt.
is not upholding the sentiments of Adis, which force us to take up such movement
today, they added.
Yesterday in their message ABK said that the bandh would be postponed due to proposed
state cabinet meeting on September 29 at Pasighat. But the government has deferred
the date for cabinet meeting. So the district unit in a meeting today has decided
to carry on its proposed 24 hrs East Siang Bandh as declared earlier regarding Lower
State level consultation on ‘training of paralegal volunteers in Arunachal Pradesh’
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: Commending the efforts of the Paralegal Volunteers (PLVs) of the
state in creating legal awareness and facilitating access to legal aid and services
among the weaker sections of the society and rural communities of the state, Chief
Secretary (Incharge), Dharmendra Kumar today called upon the PLVs to carry forward
their mission and much needed intervention. He said their (PLVs) intervention is
needed for positive social change, so that Arunachal Pradesh also moves on a law
based rule and right based approach and vulnerable sections of society feel empowered.
He was addressing on the occasion of the “State Level Consultation on the Functioning
of Paralegal Volunteers” here at State Banquet Hall. It has been organized by the
Impulse NGO Network in collaboration with its State Partner, Atthupopo Social Foundation
and supported by the Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority (APSLSA).
Emphasizing their relevance particularly in today’s times and in future, the Chief
Secretary said that as Arunachal Pradesh is in a transitional stage, on the threshold
of major transformation, he envisaged that the Paralegal volunteers has to play
a proactive role in guiding and assisting the vulnerable sections of society. On
the need for state support to sustain their activities and the need for financial
support in conducting legal awareness activities, he advocated for collaborative
and joint cooperative efforts. The CS urged them to come up with viable proposals
in this regard.
The Consultation aims to bring together various stakeholders ranging from representatives
from Law Dept, Member Secretary SLSA, NALSA, DLSAs, media, law enforcement, civil
society and Govt. departments like social welfare, Health , Labour & education and
law institutes to discuss about collaboration towards the objective to empower and
improve the access to justice to marginalized people, particularly rural communities
of the state
Earlier, representative from Impulse NGO Network Rosanna Lyngdoh informed that altogether
33 participants were trained as PLVs from 10 districts of the state from 12th to
14th May 2014. PLVs were identified from different fields including students, government
employees, NGO workers, lawyers, teachers and entrepreneurs, she added.
The topics covered human rights, rights of women & children, laws & acts and communications
methods. The activities conducted among rural communities across the state have increased
awareness on legal rights, legal procedures and enhanced access to justice, legal
rights and services, she further informed.
Outlining the achievements, she said timely intervention by PLVs has helped in rescuing
of five trafficked children, who were trafficked for labour.
Within this span of three months, approximately 2250 people were made aware of the
existence of legal aid system in the state through legal awareness in village level.
To expand the reach, more awareness activities needed to be taken up particularly
in remote villages in different districts and also stresses on more appointment of
PLVs in every district and called for networking between PLVs and stakeholders in
district level and more productive role of District Legal Services Authority and
regular orientation training for PLVs on legal Rights & Laws.
Earlier, Member Secretary Arunachal Pradesh State legal Services Authority(APSLSA)&
District and Sessions Judge, Budi Habung, informed that 3 Legal Aid Clinics have
been opened at District Court Complex, Yupia, at Tawang and Changlang. APSLSA also
plans to open legal aid clinic in all districts and has also proposed one in Arunchal
Law academy in future.
Briefing on the on the Legal Services Act, 1987, he said the Act provides for constitution
of 3-tier legal services authorities viz. at National (NALSA), District (DLSA), District
(DLSA) and also at the Sub-Divisional level. Presently, he informed the DCs of respective
districts are the chairperson of DLSA & EAC (Judicial) as member Secretary. These
authorities have been mandated to provide free legal services but also free and competent
legal services to the weaker sections of the society.
Informing on the formation of Para Legal Volunteers,
The National Legal Services (NALSA) brought out a scheme called Para-legal volunteers
scheme in 2009 ,which by imparting training to PLVs ensure legal aid services to
all sections of society at their doorsteps. So far, 150 PLVs have been appointed,
he informed adding that participating PLVs are the first batch to undergo 3 day training.
Dangsam Songthing, PLV from Changlang was felicitated on the occasion for his contribution.
PLV, West Siang & ZPM, who is also editor of local daily from West Siang “ The Yomgo
Calling” Hoksum Ori also spoke on the occasion. Chairman, Athupopo Social Foundation,
Sunil Mow gave the vote of thanks. DIPRO
Make Swachch Bharat Abhiyan a grand success: Governor
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen Nirbhay Sharma (Retd)
appealed to the people of the state, especially students, employees, NGOs, community
based organizations and civil society for whole hearted participation in the Swachch
Bharat Abhiyan which will be launched on Oct 2 commemorating the birth anniversary
of Mahatma Gandhi.
During the interaction with Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, his cabinet colleagues and
the leader of opposition at Raj Bhawan here today, the Governor said that it is the
vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to have a five year programme to make our
country clean. The goal is to achieve Swachch Bharat by 2nd October 2019, as a fitting
tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary. Consequently, the State
Government will prepare an annual plan for the mission in the State.
The Governor reminded the gathering that our Father of the Nation considered cleanliness
next to Godliness and called sanitation more important than political freedom. Participation
by all of us young, not so young and old and from various sections of society, NGOs,
Government bodies and particularly the youth is vital for this mission to succeed.
The Governor exhorted the State Cabinet to strengthen existing programmes and take
up new ones to make the Itanagar city, towns and rural areas of the state totally
sanitized, healthy and liveable. He also asked them to ensure sustainable good public
health and environmental output for all with a special focus on hygiene and affordable
sanitation facilities for the urban poor and women.
The Governor suggested for organising Swachchh Bharat Marathon, walkathons, painting
competitions, ‘Awareness Marches’ at various society levels to create awareness in
public at large about the cleanliness of houses and premises.
Highlighting on creating awareness on healthy usage of toilets to eliminate open
defecation, the Governor stressed on repair, maintenance, cleaning and sanitization
of public and community toilets. He suggested for display of message of cleanliness
through sign boards at public places, particularly in market.
The Governor also emphasized on construction of toilets in schools and Angawadi centres,
while accentuating on the importance of instilling good hygienic habits amongst the
children and youth. He insisted on educating school children about importance of
sanitation, through distribution of hygiene educating materials. The Governor advised
the State Government to provide the adequate fund and take prompt action for removal
of debris and garbage heaps in public places. He recommended for cleaning of Government
buildings including removal of excess furniture and obsolete files lying in the corridors.
Continuing with its Clean and Green Arunachal drive for which the Raj Bhawan has
always been known for in the past, the Governor urged upon every citizen of Arunachal
Pradesh, through the State Government to devote at least two hours every week towards
cleanliness, which make hundred hours every year, reports PRO to Governor
Meanwhile, the state Govt decided to celebrate the Swachch Bharat Abhiyan across
Arunachal Pradesh in a grand manner.
In the twin capital city of Itanagar and Naharlagun, the main focused areas for the
sanitation programme are General Hospital Naharlagun, markets and APST bus stations/terminals.
The other areas selected for Special Sanitation Programme are Itanagar Gompa complex,
Dera Natung Govt. College and Press Club Office compound. All the citizens of Naharlagun
and Itanagar are requested to participate in the Special Sanitation Programme on
eve of Gandhi Jayanti with the State Govt.
The programme in the State Capital will be flagged of by the Governor of Arunachal
Pradesh at Raj Bhawan in the morning and it will start simultaneously in all selected
In the district headquarters also, similar programme will be organized by the Deputy
Commissioners. In the villages/Gram Panchayat the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has already
started from Sept 25, according to an official release.
Don’t destroy beauty of Ziro Valley in the name of modernization: Rijiju
ZIRO, Sept 26: Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju appealed to the people
not to destroy the present beauty of Ziro Valley in the name of modernization.
Inaugurating the 3rd Ziro Festival of Music at Biirii ground here yesterday, Rijiju
said that modernization has been a continuous process for better and change in our
traditional practices in accordance with time is also very necessary for development.
But, in the process, we destroy our environment knowingly or unknowingly which bring
negative impact, he said.
Appreciating the organizer for conducting ZFM for the third time consecutively which
is gaining popularity on every passing year, he assured to discuss with the State
government for extending necessary support to further popularize and make it a regular
“Located at the centre of the State, Ziro has witnessed many an important events,
including the announcement of renaming of NEFA to Arunachal Pradesh in January 1972,
for which it should be identified as centre of culture, heritage and so on.”
Referring to irresponsive attitude of central Govt. in the past, he said that though
Arunachal Pradesh is located in an important strategic point yet New Delhi was not
giving due attention to its people. My priority would be to create ambiance in parliament,
central government and country as a whole so that people of Arunachal are respected,
Though the rays of the sun kiss Arunachal Pradesh first in the country the rays of
development have not touched this state as compared to other states. During my tenure,
I will put my best efforts so that rays of development fall equally in all parts
of the country, including Arunachal. Rijiju assured to bring changes in some important
sectors like education, sanitation, health, etc in Arunachal Pradesh.
While responding to a memorandum submitted by local MLA Tage Taki, MoS for Home assured
to fulfill the demand for augmentation of drinking water at Ziro during his tenure.
Besides, he also committed to provide Ambulance, X-ray machine and some other equipment
for District Hospital Ziro during the current financial year only.
Rijiju was accompanied by a host of dignitaries, including Ameising Luikhan, secretary
NEC, Mama Natung, Parl. Secy. Raga MLA Tamer Murtem, Ziro MLA Tage Taki, Dr. Joram
Beda, Secretary Tourism visited the stalls in the festival ground where they were
served local cuisine.
The Secretary NEC while visiting the festival ground opined that Ziro Festival of
music will become a major event in the days to come and able to attract tourist in
Earlier, State Home Minister Tanga Byalin, Parl. Secy Likha Saaya, PWD Minister Gojen
Gadi accorded a warm welcome to the MoS to Ziro valley and held a brief meeting at
a hotel here.
Bangladesh HC calls on Governor, CM
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: The High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India, Tariq Ahmad Karim
called on the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma at Raj
Bhawan here today. It was a courtesy call.
Later this afternoon, Tariq Ahmad Karim gave a courtesy call to Chief Minister Nabam
Tuki at the laters’ office at Niti-Vihar.
The meeting which was also attended by UD and Tourism Minister Pema Khandu with Principal
Secretary Home Dharmendra Sharma and Commissioner to CM Thajom Taloh discussed in
length on ways and means to strengthen business ties between Bangladesh and Arunachal
CM revealed the potential of the state in spheres of hydro power development, tourism
and agriculture & allied sectors and hoped that the business ties between Arunachal
Pradesh and Bangladesh can be substantially improved.
“It is the great Brahmaputra that binds us and makes us attached to each other”
said Tariq Ahmad Karim while admitting to the vast potential of the state. He suggested
that the state government should come up with viable projects to unlock the landlocked
geographical terrains and pave way for foreign investments for economic growth.
While categorizing tourism and hydro power as the key sectors for the growth of economy
in Arunachal Pradesh, the Bangladesh High Commissioner pitched on working hand in
hand to encourage these sectors.
Tariq Ahmad Karim, who is retiring from his present post shortly, said that he would
wish to visit the state again later sometime in his personal capacity. He however
said that even when he is retiring as Bangladesh High Commissioner, he would always
have a positive and cooperative thought for Arunachal Pradesh in whatever capacity
he would be in the later stage. He was given a heartfelt adieu by Tuki later.
District level training on special summary revision held
BOMDILA, Sept 26: The day-long special summary revision with reference to January
1, 2015 was held today at district headquarters Bomdila for the 4-Dirang, 5-Kalaktang,
6-Thrizino – Buragaon and 7-Bomdila assembly segments.
Impressing upon the AC level Master Trainers, ADC (Eln) P Sora said that clarity
of the issues at hand is of utmost importance and unless the ACMTs are well versed,
the Designated Officers (DOs) and the BLOs who are to be trained at the AC levels
and the BLOs who also happen to be the front face of the ECI can’t do justice to
the responsibility and faith reposed upon them. Another thing he impressed upon was
the complete filling up of the forms 6, 7, 8 & 8A which normally are left partially
unattended at all times on account of various reasons.
Master trainers G Taga DIPRO and AMDO K Wangda dealt at length on the schedule, role
of the BLOs, charts, forms, documents for age and residence proof, verification of
ordinary residence of specific categories, service voters and their enrolment, claims
& objections, rolls for assembly & parliamentary constituencies, revisions with special
emphasis to the summary revision, layout & structures of the ER, errors and duplicities,
legal provisions and finalization of E-rolls etc through power point presentations
in presence of the ERO / ADC Bomdila and the training observer ACF Sange Tsering.
To make the programme more interesting and interactive, a questionnaire was issued
and answers on those frequently asked issues were discussed too.
Though background trainings have been provided almost at all the segments, an added
training would be provided by the AC level Master trainers in their respective areas
in presence of a training observer. DIPRO
High power panel visits roads in capital region
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: The high power committee constituted by the state Govt to look
into the traffic congestion and bad road conditions in the Capital Complex today
conducted spot visit of various roads at Naharlagun and Itanagar.
The Committee members and stakeholders led by Capital Deputy Commissioner Mige
Kamki along with SP Traffic Hibu Tamang, ADM Talo Potom, EE, PWD, Naharlagun Tanya
Soki, Dy Chief Councillor, IMC, Kipa Babu conducted spot verification roads at
various locations in Naharlagun.
At Itanagar, the members along with Tana Nikam, Executive Engineer, PWD Division
B and other officers inspected several locations including proposed road diversion
and critical junctures.
The verification process ended at C-Sector, Police Station Chariali and the report
of verification is being submitted shortly for necessary steps to be taken after
this spell of rainy season.
The Govt constituted 7-member high power committee included Director General of Police,
Commissioner (PWD), Secretary (Transport), Secretary (UD & Housing), DC capital (all
members), Chief Estate Officer, Itanagar, Member Secretary and IMC deputy chief Councillor
Kipa Babu –Invitee.
Meanwhile, Capital District Magistrate has passed clear instructions to ADM and the
traffic SP for regular checking of vehicles and penalize any violators of traffic
rules in Itanagar Capital Complex, according to an official release.
Tenshinkan Shotokan Karate team from state to participate in the 3rd Shotokan Cup
Karate Championship at Assam
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: A 19-member Tenshinkan Shotokan Karate Team from Arunachal Pradesh
will be leaving here tomorrow for Sonitpur, Assam to participate in the two-day 3rd
Shotokan Cup Karate Championship (Assam) beginning tomorrow.
Kakio Siga and Uttom Roy are the team coach and team manager respectively.
Sensei Tai Hipik has been invited as the referee and judge in the championship.
Chambang emerges overall champion in VIth sports meet, cultural and literary events
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: Chambang circle was declared overall champion in the VIth Sports
Meet cum Cultural and Literary Events organized by All Palin, Chambang, Yangte, Gangte
and Tarak-Langdi Students Union from September 19 to 24. The best disciplined team
award was won by Gangte circle.
Laa Punglu Memorial Football Trophy was won by Yangte Circle. The trophy was donated
by Charu Tayum, Joint Director Transport.
Tarak-Langdi circle won the Rido Khyoda Memorial Volleyball (Boys) Trophy. The trophy
was donated by Rido Tabiu, ASM Choba. Hura Nira Memorial Girls Volleyball Trophy
was won by Yangte Circle and the trophy was donated by Tarh Monika, ZPM Yangte Circle.
Tadar Kakum, Convenor, AAPSU and Bengia Pilia, Executive Editor, attended the closing
ceremony. The AAPSU leader duo in their speech stressed the need of education, games
and sports and cultural activities in one’s life and urged the parents and guardians
to send their children to school to them worthy citizen.
3rd Tanw Lenba Bicycle Expedition
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: The 3rd Tanw Leñba Bicycle Expedition was flagged off by Lower
Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Krishna Mohan Uppu at Ziro today. A large number bicyclist
from Ziro and Itanagar participated in the expedition conducted by NgunuZiro.
“We should pursue the concept of sustainable development and use of bicycles may
play an important role in it,” said the Deputy Commissioner. He suggested that such
expedition should be organized more frequently. Explaining the purpose of the bicycle
expedition, Dr. Tage Kanno said that the theme this year is the Apatani Cultural
Landscape which has been included in the tentative list of UNESCO’s World Heritage
Site (WHS). Use of bicycles in everyday life would go a long way in controlling the
pollution and other associated problems due to increase in population of both humans
Wing Commander (Retd.) Gyati Kago, Officer on Special Duty (Civil Aviation), Government
of Arunachal Pradesh, who also participated in the expedition, conducted a discussion
on the concept of WHS for Ziro valley. All the participants enthusiastically took
part in the discussions, cleared their doubts and gave many inputs for the process
The Tanw Leñba Bicycle Expedition this year covered a distance of 25 km around all
the Apatani villages in Ziro. It was started to promote bicycles as a local mode
of transport and each year, a theme is selected.
It was the promotion of Zero Waste Management concept last year and aimed at promoting
Ziro Valley as a WHS this year.
NLCT denies extortion allegation
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: The National Liberation Council of Taniland (NLCT) has denied
the allegation of extortion, which it claimed, level against them. In a press statement
NLCT termed the allegation baseless saying that the organization stands for state
boundary and the welfare of the public and against corruption. It appealed to the
people not to have negative perception against the organization.
ASU seeks women college at Ziro
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: Apatani Students’ Union (ASU) had sought intervention of the Union
Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju for establishment of Women College
In its two points memorandum submitted to MoS for Home Affairs, ASU stated that the
valley has been regarded as hub of education up to school level due to its consistent
academic excellent records. The union further rued that despite maintaining good
records in education sector, Ziro is deprived of higher educational institutions.
It also drew Rijiju’s attention towards the poor condition of government higher
secondary school Ziro and requested him to sanction fund to restore the school infrastructures
including boundary wall to contain encroachment menace.
PRI leaders call on BSNL GM over erratic services
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: Panchayati Raj leaders comprised of ZPM and ASMs of 15th Payum
Anchal Samiti of Kaying West Siang district called on BSNL General Manager on Thursday
over erratic BSNL service in its area. The PRI leaders briefed on poor BSNL service
in its area claiming it causes communication problems not only for common people
as well as for government staffs. PRI members demanded the BSNL authority to restore
the service and ensure better networks. Meanwhile BSNL General Manager has assured
to install V-SAT satellite Antenna for better network in the area, a release said.
CCLAPF calls on Kaso
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: A team of Capital Complex Land Affected Peoples' Forum (CCLAPF)
yesterday met Parliamentary Secretary (Land, UD and Town Planning Department) Techi
Kaso and held a discussion with him on various issues pertaining to eviction order
issued by the CEO, Capital Complex.
The CCLAPF team submitted a representation to him and sought his cooperation in bringing
solution on this issue. The Parliamentary Secretary Kaso assured the Forum that the
matter will be discussed with the Govt. to bring solution to the matter, CCLAPF said
in a release.
ABVP contributes to JK flood victims
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP), Capital Complex unit
came out to help the victims of floods in Jammu and Kashmir.
An ABVP team visited three government higher secondary schools in Itanagar, RG Polytechnic
College, DNG College and Govt. Girls College, Lekhi in the last two days and collected
Rs 23,740 donated by the students. The collected amount was deposited to ‘ABVP Jammu
Kashmir Apda Rahat Kos,’ informed an ABVP release.
ALSTAHLAPF seeks Rijiju’s intervention
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: All Lower Subansiri Trans-Arunachal Highway Land Affected People’s
Forum (ALSTAHLAPF), has sought the intervention of union Minister of State for Home
Kiren Rijiju in releasing appropriate compensation to the affected people as per
the ground level assessment made recently by line departments.
“The district administration constituted team made assessment of properties affected
by TAH from Potin to Bopi in Lower Subansiri district on August 7 and the same was
submitted to the higher authority for consideration. However, the state Chief Secretary
held a meeting on September 5 and decided not to consider any new construction for
compensation after LM Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh notification on 17/02/2014, said
a representation submitted to the union minister by ALSTAHLAPF.
The Forum also urged for cancellation of Gram Sabha resolution of 2012 and release
of forest compensation as per assessment report. The Forum claimed that there was
no any such gram sabha meeting held in any part of the district as per physical interaction
with the last panchayat leaders.
Preparation for Swachh Bharat Mission
TEZU, Sept 26: Lohit district deputy commissioner Dr B M Mishra in a meeting here
today instructed all the stakeholders to participate in the Swachh Bharat Mission
which will be launching on Oct 2.
Since all the dirt and waste cannot be cleaned on a day, the DC has instructed the
Tezu Bazaar committee to start their cleanliness drive early. He is scheduled to
visit the market on 2nd October to inspect the sanitary practices such as use of
He has also instructed the Deputy Director Urban Development Tezu to issue an order
penalizing people who dump garbage at unspecified sites. Meanwhile, he also asked
the Deputy Director to work out a site and plan for a notified dumping ground. Another
instruction was given to the Block Development Office of Tezu to conduct the Swachh
Panchayat Sapta with the participation of Panchayat members and rural masses in a
successful manner. Offices and residential areas and its surrounding will be cleaned
on the day. All heads of offices and admin officers were present on the meeting.
ILP norms violators fined
CHANGLANG, Sept 26: Twenty five Inner Line Permit regulation violators were fined
at Changlang township area today by the magistrate Janes Mary Tayeng, CO and police
personnel who were carrying out ILP checking at the township area.
The intensive Inner Line Permit checking in the Changlang sub-division was launched
by the District Administration Changlang yesterday to curb entry of illegal people
and prevent infiltration of extremists in the district.
Earlier, the Deputy Commissioner, Changlang Chanchal Yadav, while briefing the teams
asked them to check the potential areas like river bank and foot hills were the non-local
labourers are abundant and possibility of having criminals hiding in such areas.
She asked them to map such areas and get photographed to facilitate Police for detecting
Yesterday, two teams headed by N Wangjen, SDO and Janes Mary Tayeng, CO along with
police personnel had carried out ILP checking in the suspected areas along Changlang-Khuchep
road and Margherita-Changlang road respectively.
During the drive Tayeng and team detained 78 ILP regulation violators of which 32
person were fined under section 3 of Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation 1873 for
not possessing valid ILP cards and 40 were deported out of the state whereas Wangjen
detected 7 numbers of defaulters. DIPRO
‘Resolve differences through dialogue’
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: Ramle Bango Welfare Society, the District Demand Joint Action
Committee of Likabali and Nari Koyu Assembly Constituencies and Galo Peoples’ Federation
(GPF) have appealed to the members of both the community to resolve the issue of
exclusion/inclusion of Adi villages and lands from/in Lower Siang district amicably
through dialogue to maintain the age-old relationship.
While appreciating AdiSU and ABK East Siang unit’s protest rally at Pasighat yesterday
to highlight the issue, the organization trio in a joint press statement said that
a resolution by (Block) District Demand Action Committee, 36 Nari Koyu ST Assembly
Constituency was submitted to the Chief Minister in February, 2013 ‘to take a final
decision on the issue of exclusion/inclusion of the ‘four’ villages as per the wisdom
of the government “as these four villages fall under Ramle Banggo.”
“The demand for creation of Lower Siang district bordering Dhemaji of Assam has always
been based on the needs of the people, who have been suffering a lot for decades
in the inter-state boundary area. It has never had anything to do with any community’s
territorial boundary or communal interest. The Government of Arunachal Pradesh after
justifying the need, had notified the creation of Lower Siang District vide No. LAW/LEGN-28/2013
Dated 3rd March, 2014.”
The organization trio opposed any modification or amendment of the notification against
the interest of the people of both the constituencies. They urged the state government
to resolve all issues, if any, and effect the functioning of Lower Siang without
further delay with its temporary headquarters at Likabali and permanent headquarters
Swachch Bharat Abhiyan
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: Secretary, Education R.K. Mishra and Joint Director, Higher and
Technical Education Dr. Tejum Pada launched a campaign under “Swachch Bharat Abhiyan”
at Rajiv Gandhi Govt. Polytechnic here today, where both Mishra and Padu joined the
students, teachers and other staff in cleaning the polytechnic campus.
While highlighting about the ambitious programme, Sharma asked all to become part
of the mission and put their best effort for the success of the campaign.
Principal Dr. A K Tripathy, NSS Programme officers, faculties, staff and students
were present on the occasion.
Yesterday, the Education Secretary along with Director of Elementary Education B.
Yirang launched the campaign at Govt. Upper Primary School, ESS Sector here and joined
the students in cleaning the school campus. The prgramme was also attended by other
officers of education department.
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An MP standing by us
Through the column of your esteem daily, We, on behalf of all the distressed peoples
of Lower Dibang Valley District and Dibang Valley District would like to extend our
deepest appreciation to our beloved and honourable Member of Parliament, Eastern
Parliamentary Constituency, Ninnong Ering.
He is the first ever M.P. of Eastern Parliamentary Constituency who visits our water
locked & bottleneck region after regular intervals.
Although there had been many M.P.s that we had elected to ease our maladies, other
than him no one turn up. He has been very attentive and judicious in interacting
with the people of Lower Dibang valley and Dibang Valley District.
Ering is a man to be most praised, as he always choose to visit us in rainy seasons
when the connectivity is at worst, sometimes on foot , sometimes on elephant and
sometimes taking the risk of the precarious boats in turbulent and treacherous weather.
We are convinced that leader like him should be an example, to be learned, for the
contemporaries of today.
GPM Remi Village
Public (Banggo Village)
Should we ever remain a mute spectator or just be humbled with a tag of a very sufferance
denizen through out whole episodes of social & political turmoil, snail pace developments,
shattered law and order, backwardness in economy, unstressed bureaucracy and administration
& unplaced pressure groups? How our state has grown up today and we are still obediently
enduring without expressing even a word of disapproval.
Development of roads and highways at the cost of potholes, land slides, mudslides
& traffic congestion ; Development of a clean city at the cost of garbage dumps,
filth, rotten odor; Dealing competitive exams with downpour of controversies and
criticisms, series of assurances of law and order with chains of incidents of robbery,
The land of the rising Sun need to improve the accountability and effectiveness in
basic parameters in order to rise above all hullabaloo.
Stop violence against teachers
Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to share regarding recent
violence against a teacher of D.N.G.C (Dera Natung Govt. College), itanagar.
“Mata, pita, guru daivam” a quote taught in every school has very little value now
as compared to what traditionally people in India believed in.
Recently, a car of an assistant professor was allegedly set on fire by a group of
students in D.N.G.C itanagar.
Last year also one incident occurred when some people misbehaved with three faculties
and attempted to assault them during the verification process.
D.N.G.C is the second institute of higher education in our state with a maximum student’s
capacity. It has its own reputation but if teachers are not safe in this institution,
then how will the college run smoothly? Apart from parents, they also shape our
lives by imparting knowledge to us and help inculcate good morals to us.
So, it’s my plea to the education minister and the concerned organization to take
immediate measures’ to stop violence against the teachers’ community in the state.
Install CC TV cameras and deploy security personnel in the entry and exit point of
all the institutions in the state.
Sandeep kr. Thakur
Rajiv Gandhi University
Expectations and power dept
The ever increasing rate of inflation across the country has a definite steep ripple
effect on the prices of the daily consumable items in our daily local market. Issues
have been raised by many common people, district authorities which has eventually
subsided without any outcome. Adding to our existing daily problems of bad roads
filled with potholes, inflation rate of consumable items, deteriorating law & order,
followed by the exponential hike of the electricity bill. Per unit of non-commercial
tariff is more or less equivalent to the commercial tariff. This has led to heavy
burden on citizen of the State.
Most of the common people know the natural calamity is certain to come sooner or
later due to irrational creation of dams in every possible stream which is directly
affecting the equilibrium of the environment. In both fronts, the indigenous people
are facing the calamity; the former is losing the lives in untimely break of the
dams, and the latter is paying the hefty electricity bill to the power department.
Is it not the responsibility of the power department to supply 24x7 as per the suitable
existing Govt. norms?
An interesting facts of the matter for levying such hefty tariff rates cited by the
power department is to earn revenues to compensate the main supplier. But this lead
to the subsequent questions, a) whether the power department is a service or profit
b) whether their policy allow benchmark of continuous interrupted power supply
c) Renting a meter to every home by power department which shows abnormal usage of
With the recent phase of power supply, economic activities of the twin cities is
paralyzed completely. There is a common saying that the people are paying the electricity
bill for continuous interrupted power supply and the day is not so far when the state
will move into dark period of underdevelopment. The atrocities are rising against
the power department day by day and it may further escalate into agitation if the
demands are not met.
Secretary Art & Culture (ANSU)
The Irony of RGU
An advertisement appeared in the local dailies of the state Inviting application
in mid 2013 for the post of Assistant Registrar and various non teaching/supporting
staffs for RGU. I applied for the post of Assistant Registrar and received my calling
letter on January 2014. The written examination was held on 1st February 2014. Out
of all the examinees for Assistant registrar, more than sixty (60) aspirants qualified
and were called for viva voice test.
In March 2014, all the qualified candidates appeared for the viva voice examination
just for Two (2) vacant posts of Assistant Registrar.
Till today, more than six (6) months after the Viva Voce, the result is not declared/made
public. The result is not available even in the official website of RGU.
This act of privacy/secrecy maintained by the RGU authorities compels one to question
whether there is foul play.
One of the Aspirants
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address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
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NCP cozying with BJP
There is something remarkable about the political development in Maharashtra. From
the very beginning, the BJP leadership had appeared confident that its divorce with
the Sena will also put an end to the Congress-NCP tie-up and lead to a five-cornered
contest in the state, MNS being the fifth party. The NCP calibrated its move to tensions
in the saffron bloc and steeled its posture once a collapse of Sena-BJP ties appeared
inevitable. It is to be seen if this would lead to political realignments.
A five-cornered contest can create possibilities that the practitioners of realpolitik
may be loath to let go of, especially if the past is anything to go by. It was Pawar's
rebellion against the central leadership in 1995 which cleared the way for the saffron
alliance's maiden victory. Pawar reportedly encouraged his "people" to take the field
as 'independents' when denied Congress tickets. Many of these independents won at
the expense of the official nominees and, later, helped Sena-BJP form the government.
Pawar also shared a close relationship with former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, being
nominated vice-chairman of the national committee on disaster management during his
term. Vajpayee was also keen on a tie-up with the NCP and Pawar's revolt against
the Congress over Sonia Gandhi's "foreign origin" appeared to reciprocate the sentiment.
Going by this history, is a post-poll alliance between the BJP and the NCP possible?
Time will tell.