September 27


News Impact



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 nearby.

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

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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 Siang issue.



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 areas.

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

Yachang Tacho

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 event.

“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, Rijiju said.   

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 large number.  

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 Pradesh.

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.

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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 and vehicles.

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 of nomination.

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 at Ziro.

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 dustbins etc.

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. DIPRO


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 crimes.  

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 at Sikirima.


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

Dear  Editor

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.


Jonom  Lego

GPM Remi Village


Kobli Tasar

Public (Banggo Village)




Improve accountability

Dear Editor,

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, murder, kidnappings.

The land of the rising Sun need to improve the accountability and effectiveness in basic parameters in order to rise above all hullabaloo.


Jumli  Rina





Stop violence against teachers

Dear Editor,

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

Dear Editor,

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 oriented

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 units.

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.


Hillang nima

Secretary Art & Culture (ANSU)




The Irony of RGU

Dear Editor,

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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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.