September 08

Drug peddler nabbed

CHANGLANG, Sept 7: In its continuous effort to check and control spread of drug menace among the youths, Changlang district police apprehended a drug peddler identified as Khem Bahadur Chetry with 21.420 gms Brown Sugar on Sept 4 evening at Jairampur APP check gate.

Acting swiftly on a tip off, an auto-rickshaw bearing registration number AS-23AC-0697 coming from Jagun (Assam) was checked by a Police team led by SI T Wangpan, OC, PS Jairampur at the check gate. On detailed search of one of the passengers, 4 packets of brown sugar were found wrapped beneath his inner garment. The apprehended person is stated to be a regular supplier of Brown Sugar from Assam to the misguided youths of Jairampur and adjoining areas.

A case under NDPS ACT 1985 has been registered in this connection and investigation taken up. DIPRO


Karbak reaches out to flood hit villagers

ITANAGAR, Sept 7: The heavy downpour has triggered Yomgo River to flow above danger level and reportedly lashed Liromoba constituency of West Siang washing away paddy fields at Kambu village and affected more than 52 households in the village. It is said that 50 households at Kambu and two more houses at Kerang under Rumgong circle were affected by the flood. The ravaging river has almost washed away the paddy fields nearby its bank. Kambu is one of the most populous villages under Liromoba constituency that is yet to be connected by road and has witnessed one of the worst floods ever. Considering the grim flood situation in his constituency, Liromoba MLA cum Chairman Arunachal Pradesh Building and Others Construction Workers Welfare Board (APBOCWWB) Nyamar Karbak along with ADC Niken Lollen, CO Sarah Borang, EE WRD Tadam Kamcham had trekked to Kambu village from Rui village to assess the damage on Sunday.

While responding to the verbal representation submitted by ASM Gamli Niri, Karbak has assured to construct flood control protection wall along Yomgo River to contain further erosion. MLA further announced rupees ten thousand each for the worst affected households. The MLA has directed the ADC to submit the reports of the damage of properties to the government at earliest. The ADC has announced Rs.14500 for majorly damaged households and Rs.5000 for partially damaged households.


Include Itanagar in Smart City project, Tuki appeals Centre

NEW DELHI, Sept 7: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has appealed Union Minister of Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs, Venkiah Naidu to consider the inclusion of Itanagar as Smart City by the Government of India.

In a meeting with the Union Minister at New Delhi, Tuki along with Minister of Urban Development, Pema Khandu and Parliamentary Secretary UD, Techi Kaso made a strong case for considering Itanagar under the Smart City project in addition to Pasighat which has already been included in the first list of 100 cities declared by the Centre.

They also discussed other projects under the Ministry of Urban Development in the state.

The Union Minister informed that a sum of Rs. 73 Crore is being sanctioned for the projects in the state under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

Naidu further assured funds for all ongoing schemes which have more than 50 per cent physical progress.

The delegation apprised the Union Minister about the new prioritised schemes submitted under the 10 per cent lump sum Scheme for North Eastern Region (NER) and sought his intervention for early sanction of the same.


National Nutrition Week concludes

PASIGHAT, Sept 7: National Nutrition Week concluded with a workshop on “Importance of Nutrition for Better Health” at the Solung Ground here today.

Attending the workshop, PMC Ward-7 Councillor, Osi Yosung Boring encouraged the participants to maintain good health for healthy nation. She dwelt at length about the importance of nutrition for health which has far reaching effects on national development.

Dy. Director of the East Siang district ICDS Cell, Ponung Ering Angu highlighted about the various aspects of nutrition in daily life. She called upon the ICDS field functionaries and Anganwadi workers to carry forward the campaign for “better nutrition for better health" to public.

Earlier, CDPO Pasighat Onyok Panyang highlighted the objectives and activities of NNW-2015. Resource person Dr. Runi Tasung, SMO gave a presentation on various diseases due to malnutrition, health care of pregnant/lactating mothers, children and adolescents.

Sr. Supervisor S Tayeng and Gramsevika R Moyong also gave demonstration on locally available nutritious recipes.

More than 100 participants comprising of ICDS field functionaries, AWWs/AWHs, nursing and pregnant mothers and staffs of Juvenile Observation-cum-Special Home, Pasighat attended the programme. DIPRO


Restore Sakiang to Kullung road soon

ITANAGAR, Sept 7: The All Mengio Student’s Union (AMSU) has in a release today appealed the Poma Division, Itanagar RWD EE to take up immediate restoration work at Sakiang to Kullung road, which the union claimed, has been blocked at several points due to torrential rain.

It said that the road serves as the lifeline of the area and due to the present blockade essential supplies of medical and ration items have been greatly hampered causing much hardship to the people.


Bridge repaired, traffic restored

ZIRO, Sept 7: Much to the relief of the district administration and common people, the T K Engineering and Consortium Pvt Ltd repaired the bailey bridge at Poosa, 15 km from Potin, en-route to Ziro. The ducking plates of the bridge were found broken by a heavily loaded truck on last Friday and traffic movement was restored on Saturday last.   

The team led by project manager Suresh Game and site engineer Toko Tapin also cleared all the block points caused due to landslide between Paglam to Ziro.

It is worth mentioning that earlier also the company had provided logistic support to the district administration and NGOs in their efforts to improve living conditions in Ziro Hapoli township in many occasions. DIPRO


District level training on NPR enrollment

CHANGLANG, Sept 7: A one-day district level training on Biometric Enrolment under National Population Register (NPR) for charge officers was held here at DC’s Conference hall today. Administrative officers, staff from various outpost administrative headquarters and staff from Statistical Office, Changlang attended the training.

In his address, Changlang Deputy Commissioner advised the trainees to be sincere and clear all doubts to ensure smooth conduct of enrolment under NPR adding that the document is vital for all the citizens.

The resource person Bharti Chanda, Jt Director of Census Operations, informed that the main objectives of National Population Registration are to create a comprehensive identity database in the country with full identification and to improve planning to deliver government services under various schemes. She further informed that any person living in an area for six months or opts to stay for more than six months are eligible for registering his/her name under NPR. However, she clarified that it does not confer any right to Indian citizenship. She also explained the roles and responsibilities of census officers in NPR.

Dates for imparting trainings at various circle headquarters were also fixed at the end of the training

Later, training was also imparted to the enumerators of Changlang (rural and urban) and Yatdam circle. DIPRO


Trees fall on power lines, disrupt supply

PASIGHAT, Sept 7: Disruption of power supply due to falling of uprooted trees on power lines is a common phenomenon during monsoon. According to a report received here, power supply was badly affected as a uprooted full-grown tree fell on the Pasighat-Pangin power line near Rottung.

According to EE (Power), engineers along with departmental staff have already been pressed into the restoration process, however power supply could not be restored today and it may take two days or more for restoration.  DIPRO


12 traders booked

CHANGLANG, Sept 7: A team of Legal Metrology and Consumer Affairs department, Changlang during its routine checking drive conducted in Changlang town has booked twelve traders for violation of various provisions under the Legal Metrology Act, 2009 and Arunachal Pradesh Legal Metrology (Enforcement) Rules, 2011.

Out of 12, two traders have been booked for use of un-verified and unstamped weights in commercial transaction, seven traders were booked for non-display of verification certificate in the trading premises and three traders were booked for selling of packaged commodities with violation of the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rule, 2011. DIPRO


Association demands enquiry

ITANAGAR,  Sept  7: Not satisfied with the information received through RTI about the M/s APAAR Infratech Pvt Ltd,  All Arunachal Pradesh Non-Registration' Contractor's Association (AAPNRCA)  in a representation to the  PWD commissioner requested for enquiry into the status of the company within twenty-one days.

The Association said that after receiving information through RTI from Executive Engineer, Doimukh PWD division stating that the company has been registered at Gurgaon in Haryana,  it had pursued the matter with the concern authority of the Haryana and found that such firm  has not been registered in  that state.


Prog on nutrition

ITANAGAR, Sept 7: An awareness programme on importance of nutrition was organised at Mani-2 Anganwadi centre, Doimukh, as part of the nutrition week.  

Around 30 women participated in the programme.  

Initiating the programme, CDPO Doimukh ICDS project Tana Chammaro briefed about nutrition week   and emphasised on the role of mother to keep the entire family healthy.   Resource person, MO Doimukh, Dr M Pertin dealt at length about the importance of nutrition specifically for pregnant and lactating mothers, adolescent girls and child and importance of nutrition in fighting various diseases.


Allegations refuted

ITANAGAR, Sept 7: Kherbari, Dollungmukh ASM Suba Bini in a release today claimed that allegations made against a private company M/S Mother Lumber Pvt. Ltd. for carrying out rampant deforestation in and around Dollungmukh Circle are baseless and the said company is not involved in cutting and felling of trees.

The permission for carrying out timber operation under submergence area at Dollungmukh has been granted to Dirgha Saw Mill & Veneer mill, Pichola Saw Mill and Papum Pare Mill with due clearance from the Supreme Court of India and on remitting of full revenue to the concerned department, she said and further lauded the state government’s decision for getting the Circle notified under the industrial area.

Stating that the step will encourage unemployed youths and give opportunity to upcoming entrepreneurs, the ASM further appealed to the people not to get misguided and cooperate with the government for the development of the state.


Compensation sought

ITANAGAR, Sept 7: The Tajam Abu Welfare Society (TAWS) has blamed the concerned contractor and authority carrying out the road formation cutting from Chambang to Gangte under Kurung Kumey district, for alleged carelessness in executing the work, which has resulted in the death of two persons on Aug 28 last.  

It claimed that two persons had lost their lives in a rainfall triggered flashflood and landslide near the road formation cutting work due to dumping of mud from the road formation work and further appealed the concerned contractor and authority to provide adequate compensation to the victims’ families.


Basar level sports competition held

ITANAGAR, Sept 7: The circle level youth sports and games competition was successfully organised by the Arunachal Vikas Parishad, West Siang district unit at 49th ITBP Bn ground and VKV Basar yesterday.

Altogether 183 participants including 51 girls from 22 villages participated in various sports and game competitions.


APST reach Keak

AALO, Sept 7: The Arunachal Pradesh State Transport has extended its service from Kamba up to Keak in West Siang. STS Aalo, Station Superintendent, Tuter Nima said that good service will depend on the cooperation of the people and passengers, and revenue generation through service is of utmost importance to the department.

The service has been flagged off by General Secretary APMCC Gibi Tato who assured all cooperation from the villagers. MLA Nyamar Karbak has assured to provide two tyres for the vehicle from his own expenses to do away the immediate problem faced by the department.


News Impact

Arunachal’s Jimjang Deru wins first gold for India at Commonwealth Youth Games

ITANAGAR, Sept 7: Arunachal’s Weightlifting wonder boy Jimjang Deru has won a gold medal at the opening day of the 5th Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) in Apia, Samoa today under 56 Kg weight category. He lifted a total of 237 kg with 102 kg in snatch & 135 kg in clean & jerk. With this achievement, Jimjang will be the youth ranked no. 1 in the Commonwealth Nations, informed Daniel Teli, General Secretary of Arunachal Weightlifting Association.  Jimjang is the second Arunachalee weightlifter after Yukar Sibi to win a medal for India at Youth Commonwealth Games. Sibi had won a silver medal for India in 2008. Prior to this, Jimjang became 2015-Asian Youth Champion by wining 3 Gold medals for India at 17th Asian Youth championship held at Doha, Qatar in Dec-Jan. Union Minister of State for Sports & Youth Affairs Sarbananda Sonowal has  congratulated Jimjang Deru for winning the first Gold for India at the CYG-2015.  

Secretary, Sports and Youth Affairs Dani Salu has also congratulated Deru as well the Arunachal Weightlifting Association for the rare achievement.



AAPSU meet Ravi on Naga Peace Accord, reiterates on territorial integrity

ITANAGAR, Sept 7: All Arunachal Pradesh Students ’ Union (AAPSU) has urged Interlocutor, Naga Peace Accord, Ram Narayan Ravi to ensure safety and security of the people living in Arunachal Pradesh and specifically Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts while asking the Interlocutor to ensure that the territorial  integrity is not compromised.

In a memorandum submitted to him today at New Delhi today, the students said that there is a negative apprehension which is palpable in the minds of lakhs of citizens of the state with respect to the “Naga Peace Accord” signed between Govt. of India and NSCN (IM) on August 3rd.

It further said that before the final draft of the “Naga Peace Accord” is put together, a representative from Arunachal be included in the drafting committee so that interests of the state are not jeopardised.

Chairman JIC cum Interlocutor is reported to have assured the delegation that Arunachal Pradesh’s interest and trust will not be compromised. Ravi further said that there won’t be any change in the boundary demarcation of Arunachal Pradesh. He also revealed to the delegation that his office is yet to make any decision concerning Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur.

Ravi further assured that before the final draft of the accord is made, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh as well concern civil society bodies and AAPSU will be consulted.

President AAPSU Kamta Lapung insisted that before the final accord, the centre should ensure the safety and security of the people of Arunachal Pradesh particularly of Tirap, Changlang and Longding and also asked that the territorial integrity of Arunachal Pradesh should not be compromised at any cost.

Later, Biru Nasi General Secretary AAPSU urged the Chairman JIC to deploy additional forces in the affected districts so that peace is maintained and freedom of expression is upheld without any sort of fear psychosis.

While putting forward his views, Tanya Agu Spokesperson AAPSU apprised the Chairman JIC that AAPSU is not against the peace Accord but it should not be at the cost of the peace as well as integrity of Arunachal. During the course of discussion Mengpa Haisa, President All Changlang District Students’ Union informed the Interlocutor that people of Changlang, Tirap & Longding are but Nagas of Arunachal since India’s independence and is part of Arunachal Pradesh and will remain so.



ANSU-ANYA seeks SIC on Kenpu Dong

case, gives 7-days ultimatum

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Sept 7: Thousands of people participated in a candle light rally here demanding justice for late Kenpu Dong which started from Akashdeep and culminated at Tennis Court, IG Park here this evening.

Kenpu was allegedly brutally assaulted by a group of women on August 17 last on the pretext of settling a misunderstanding after which her body was found hanging in her rented room. She was a student of class VIII at Govt Middle School, Liruk in Daporijo. While Daporijo police has registered the case under section 306 of the IPC, which refers to abetment of suicide, the family members of the deceased have claimed that the girl was murdered.

Speaking to the mammoth gathering, chairman of the ANSU-ANYA Joint Interim Committee Ajin Khyoda reiterated its demand for the case to be handed over to the SIT alleging inefficiency of the Daporijo police. The committee has given one week’s time to the Chief Minister demanding for the case to be handed over to the SIC.

“The case was registered under section 306 whereas it should have been registered under 305,” lamented Khyoda claiming that the investigating agency neglected all the procedures of the CRPC.

“Daporijo has been witnessing complete violation of human rights since past many days now,” he further added.



Traders down their shutters in protest against extortion

ITANAGAR, Sept 7: Shutters were down today in Naharlagun market after a group of extortionists belonging to a students’ body, forcefully entered some grocery shops and took away some expired packaged commodities as well as cash.

Later at around 2pm, hundreds of traders led by Arunachal Chamber of Commerce Industries, President, Techi Lala, General Secretary, Tarh Nachung, Information Secretary, Toko Prakash and Naharlagun Bazar Welfare Committee, President, Shillong Tajo took out a protest march through the main thoroughfare of the township to draw attention against injustice towards them.

In a meeting under the chairmanship of Lala and Tajo, it was unanimously decided to keep the shutters down of all business establishments besides petrol depots in the Capital Complex including Nirjuli, Banderdewa and Doimukh. A written complaint was launched against such illegal activities.

Such clear cut threat to the growth of trade and commerce, cannot be tolerated anymore, Lala told the police station OC.

He demanded stern actions to end such unlawful activities.



73 houses washed away in Anpum and Loklung

ROING, Sept 7: Seventy three houses have been washed out by the flood at Anpum and Loklung villages under Paglam Circle in Lower Dibang Valley District till today.

Circle Officer Paglam, Tatling Pertin informed that 103 families have been affected in both the villages.

A lift water tank at Anpum and a hanging bridge at Loklung village connecting the agricultural fields were also washed out by the devastating flood.

A relief camp is being set up at Anpum School ground for the flood victims. Though the water level has receded, the erosion still continues, the CO added. Many villagers have resorted to dismantling their dwelling houses for fear of being washed away by the flood water.

Meanwhile, the district administration has lifted 94 bags of rice and essential medicines to Dambuk ADC headquarter by the Indian Air Force Sortie today, DIPRO.



Centre in touch with CEA, CWC on hydropower projects, Jaitley keen on airport

NEW DELHI, Sept 7: Power Ministry is co-ordinating with agencies such as Central Electricity Authority (CEA) and Central Water Commission (CWC) to expedite the issues related to the hydropower projects in the state. This was informed by Union Minister of State for Power Piyush Goyal when Chief Minister Nabam called on him to discuss the ways to strengthen and further the hydropower sector in the state.

He said that the Centre is committed to exploit the hydropower potential in greater national interest, Goyal said.

The Chief Minister apprised Goyal about the need to address several issues like solutions for basin studies, constitution of expert committee to expedite environmental clearances by the Centre and also the continuing impasse over the Lower Subansiri HEP.  

The Chief Minister called for a balanced approach to amicably deal and achieve the objective of environmentally sustainable development. He further requested the Power Minister to provide schemes for modernisation of rural electricity networks in the State with special emphasis on the Rupa Tawang Transmission Circuit.

The Union Minister assured that he will immediately review the rural electricity scenario in the state with leading agencies such as Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) and others. It may be noted that a Comprehensive Scheme on Transmission for the North Eastern Region is being implemented under the aegis of the PGCIL in the state. Goyal also sought separate proposals from the State Government for strengthening rural electrification in Arunachal Pradesh for examination and consideration by the Ministry of Power.

In another meeting, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley assured that the Centre would provide all possible support to the state for the speedy setting up of the Greenfield Airport at Hollongi.

While agreeing to the fact that the absence of an Airport in Arunachal Pradesh is an impediment towards holistic development, Jaitley opined that some kind of air connectivity should be provided even if it is on a smaller scale.

They also discussed the setting up of the Film, Television and Animation Institute in the state which was recently announced by the Centre. Upon the invitation of the Chief Minister, Jaitley has agreed to visit the state to lay the foundations of the Greenfield Airport and the Film Institute at Jote sometime in January next year.

Tuki also called on Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Jual Oram and discussed the scope of several schemes under the Ministry. Oram said that he will expand the presence of Eklavya Model Residential Schools in the State and instructed his officials to examine the status of the same immediately.

He advised the Chief Minister to improve sports infrastructure in the state to enable the talented tribal youth to develop their potential in various disciplines and assured his support towards the same. (Media Cell, CMO)



AdiSU meet DC, questions DA relief efforts

ITANAGAR, Sept 7: The members of Adi Students Union (AdiSU) led by its president Mida Pertin today met Lower Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner and appraised him about the flood situation in Anpum and Loklung villages. The union informed the DC that excessive rainfall has resulted in water logging and flooding in Anpum and Loklung. The flooding has caused massive damage to human settlements, govt. infrastructure, water and sanitation supply, educational institutions and agriculture fields.

AdiSU expressed concern over the way the district administration failed to respond to the whole crisis. “Since August 14, the flood has ravaged the whole area. Till today 97 houses have been washed away and 226 had to dismantle their house. Unfortunately there is no provision from the district administration to tackle the flood situation,” stated AdiSU. Further the union added that, “The people are crying out for immediate relief from the district administration. The domestic animals of the villagers are injured and dying because of the flood. No veterinary provision has been provided. No medical provision is available for the people.”

The union also added that Zilla Parishad Member (ZPM) of Anpum-Loklung has informed them that drinking water provision is low and rubber boats were given to the villagers for only 8 hours and later taken back. The villagers are trying to minimize the continuous damage themselves using local made boats. “There is no proper road communication for evacuation to safer place. The feeder road, bridges and culverts have also been completely damaged,” the union added. AdiSU has appealed to the DC to provide veterinary service, medical supply, drinking water provision, rubber boats etc as immediate relief to the villagers. Union also called for compensating the flood victims and shifting of victims to safer locations.



Post-flood situation in Namsai reviewed

DC asks for actual flood damage assessment

NAMSAI , Sept  7: Namsai Deputy Commissioner , R K Sharma today called upon the DMO and DVO to depute medical and veterinary teams to flood affected areas to keep close vigil especially on post flood water born  diseases both for men and domestic animals.

Addressing a review meeting of the post-flood situation in Namsai in presence of Chau Zingnu Namchoom, MLA Namsai, all administrative officers and HoDs in DC’s office, Sharma also requested the entire line departments to visit flood affected villages to finalise the actual loss of property immediately. He cautioned not to generate any hypothetical data but to submit the factual report so that adequate compensation be given to the actual victims.

Speaking on the occasion, Namsai MLA appreciated all the officers and officials for their prompt action in providing relief and rehabilitation to the flood victims in time. He informed that Chowna Mein, Minister Agriculture, Horticulture and Veterinary is also very much concerned over the massive loss and damages of property caused by the recent flood in the district and also closely monitoring the situation.

The MLA also requested the concerned department to submit first hand report on flood damage to apprise the govt. to release necessary funds as compensation/relief to the poor people.

As per reports, altogether 637 inmates of 128 families are in four relief camps at Jenglai, Kaba, Deobeel and New Silatoo.

As water level recedes, inmates from three relief camps have returned to their respective villages wherein relief camp at new Silatoo is till operating. Reports from several villages have come up regarding death/ washing away of livestock, rural link roads beside destruction of thousands of acres of standing crop in every part of the district.

The DC also asked the concerned agency/department for immediate restoration of both intra-village and inter-village road communication by erecting temporary bamboo bridges.  

To prevent extensive damage, WRDD has already entrusted for construction of Bamboo spur with gunny bags at various vulnerable point in Nao Dihing river. DC further asked the administrative officers to ensure proper arrangement for sending back the inmates from relief camp to their respective village, according to an official release.



Physiotherapy: Form of Modern Medicine

Dr. Amber Anand (P.T)

What is physiotherapy? A lot of people ask me what is physiotherapy; this is quite fascinating thing for them as many of them still don’t know anything about it. So I tell them that Physiotherapy or Physical Therapy is a health care profession primarily concerned with the remediation of impairment and disabilities and promoting mobility, functional ability and quality of life through the tools available to them i.e. physical examination that includes manual muscle testing, goniometry, observation and physical assessment that includes special physical examination tests; evaluation of the patient’s condition and finally coming to a definite diagnosis. And as per their diagnosis they plan the treatment protocol, whatever is best for the patient.

Physiotherapy is carried out by specially trained therapists known as ‘Physiotherapists’ or ‘Physical Therapists’ as called in western world. According to World Health Organization, Physiotherapy or Physical Therapy is considered as one of the toughest medical courses in the world. The World Physiotherapy Day is observed on 8th September every year throughout world to spread the awareness about Physiotherapy and make people realize the importance of Physiotherapy in today’s world.

The role of a Physiotherapist is to facilitate optimum functional independence, health and well being of the individual. This is achieved by specialised manual therapy techniques, electrotherapeutic modalities, exercises, advices and counselling of patient and their care givers, along with the provision of adaptive devices and mobility aids education and training. Apart from that, the therapist may also emphasis on workplace modification.

Physiotherapy involves interactions between therapists, doctors and other concerned health care professionals like surgeons, psychologist, neurologist, speech therapist, occupational therapists and many others; family members, care givers and the community in a process where patient’s potential is assessed, diagnosed and goals are agreed upon.

Who does Physiotherapists treat?

The physiotherapist on the basis of the patient’s complaints, history, physical assessment, observation and investigation; diagnoses and treats individuals of any age from new born to the eldest who have medical problems & other health related conditions, illness or injuries that limits their ability to move and perform functional activities and the activities of their daily living (ADLs).

How does Physiotherapists treat?

First of all the Physiotherapist takes a complete assessment of the patient’s condition, including history of his illness, when and how it started whether he has taken any treatment or not for the ailment, followed by physical examination and special physical tests, reviewing and advising radiological examination (X-ray, CT Scan, MRI, etc.) if needed; to arrive at a definite diagnosis.

And accordingly the therapist sets the treatment goal and the physiotherapy interventions needed for the patient and explains the same to the patient and their care givers.

Physiotherapy management generally includes prescription with specific exercises, manual therapy techniques, manipulation, electrotherapeutic modalities, patient and care giver education of do’s & don’ts and other interventions.

Physiotherapy as a Profession & Where do they work?

Physiotherapy like any other profession has many branches including Sports, Orthopaedics, Neurology, Cardiology, Cardio-Pulmonary, Geriatric, Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Community Based Rehabilitation etc

Physiotherapists practices in various kinds of settings such as Out Patient Department, In Patient Department, Private Clinics, Health & Wellness Centre, Rehabilitation Facilities, Nursing Homes, Education and Research Centre, Schools for children with special needs, Sports Training Facilities, etc.

What Physiotherapy can do?

Regular physiotherapy can prevent various cardiac orthopaedic, neurological & muscular disorders. It helps even in reducing weight and gives relives from stress. Physiotherapy plays a crucial role in pre & post operative management of orthopaedic, neurological & cardiac patients. Physiotherapy can recover you from stroke, head injury or Spinal Cord Injury and makes you able to perform your activities of daily living and makes you functionally independent when all other therapies have failed. Recovering from stroke, head injury or Spinal Cord Injury is quite lengthy process; it may take even months, depending upon severity, location and age. Yes, age; recovery is faster in younger patients, but due to lack of awareness, patients are neglecting physiotherapy which is not giving expected result following surgeries. In modern health care scenario Physiotherapy is the backbone of any surgery. Talking about paediatric conditions, such as CP, Autism, Delayed Milestones, Spine Bifida etc. physiotherapy remains the main stay of treatment.

Taking about sports, now a day as we could see there is a lot of development in the field of sports. A large number of youths are participating in sports & taking it as a concern with the recent advancement in the field of sports, thee need of proper training is felt. Today in India most of the team be it cricket, football, hockey, badminton or tennis whether at state level or at national level they all have their own sports physiotherapists. The sport physiotherapist is responsible for teaching you the correct biomechanics that requires minimum amount of energy to performing a particular activity more efficiently and effectively, thus minimizing the risk of injury.



DNGC’s UGC sponsored workshop-cum-seminar

ITANAGAR, Sept 7: The two-day UGC sponsored workshop-cum-seminar has commenced today at Dera Natung Government College Auditorium, on “Women Self Defence and Awareness” and “Sensitization on Gender Issues and Women Rights”, organised by the Women’s Cell of the College.

Speaking on the topic- “Women Self Defence and Awareness: Challenges at Work Place”,  Jarjum  Ete, President National Alliance of Women, Arunachal Pradesh and the General Secretary of All India  Mahila Congress, strongly advised setting up of a sexual harassment complaint committee at DNGC and headed by a woman who is not part of the administration of the institution.

She highlighted several cases of sexual harassment experienced by women across the country. She stated that sexual assault is not brought about by what a woman wears. She spoke about the need for girls to develop confidence through purposeful education and a healthy body. Technical session was conducted by Karate Champion and Police Officer Nobin Jomoh along with his teammates, Black belt international player, Sini Mibhu and Black belt National Gold Medallist, Joni Markhya. They conducted two activity sessions demonstrating some important techniques on self-defence which saw enthusiastic participation from teachers and a large number of students.




Arunachal Judokas win three medals at national championship

ITANAGAR, Sep 7: Judokas from the state bagged three medals in the sub-junior national judo championship held at Vijaywada from 3rd to 7th September. Teli Jermin won (gold), Namdu Lapung (bronze) and Kamdon Boi (bronze) in their respective age category competition. The team was led by Tagru Magong, General Secretary, Arunachal Judo Association as manager.

Ramesh Linggi, Member Secretary, Sports Authority of Arunachal cum President, Arunachal Judo Association informed that for the first time one of the Judokas from the state Teli Jermin has won gold medal in the Sub-Junior National Judo Championship organised by Judo Federation of India. He on behalf of the entire Judo fraternity extended congratulation to the medal winners, team members and the officials for bringing laurels to the state. The Sports Authority of Arunachal, Dept. of Sport & Youth Affairs, Principal, SLSA and Arunachal Judo Association also congratulated Varrozami Manham, Judo Coach, Sports Authority of Arunachal for her contribution. Gora Makik, Chairman, Sports Authority of Arunachal and Dorjee Khandu Dinglow, Director (Youth Affairs) has also extended congratulation to the entire team members for their achievements.



Laa Takum win medal at All India event

ITANAGAR, Sept 7: Laa Tukum has won a bronze medal at the All India Sub Junior Ranking in U-15 boys singles category being played at Gulbarga, Karnataka. He lost the match to Maisnam Mcirasa of Manipur by 15-21, 17-21 who went on to win the tournament.

Laa Tukum and his partner Yash Raikwar however could not take part in the doubles event. They are currently ranked no. 2 in All India Sub Junior boys' double event and had won the silver medal U-15 at New Delhi in June 2015.

Laa Ribe, father of Tukum said that his son made it to the semi-final even though there was no coach, manager or parents during the event.

Along with Tukum, Sonam Tamang and Bamang Pengko also participated in the tournament.

Laa Talar and Jokom Ribya also participated at the Sushant Chipalkatti Memorial India Junior International Badminton Championship from Sept 3 to 6 at Pune, Maharashtra.


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DRDO has failed nation


Over the year, India's dependency on imported defense equipment has manifold putting huge risk on safety and security of the nation.  India spends around Rs 3 lakh crore every year on defending its borders and most of the equipments are imported. Countries like Israel, USA and Russia are the major exporter of weapon to India. Situation is so bad that today Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar called for "self dependence" and emphasized on the need for indigenous efforts with regards to ammunition supply in order to meet any eventuality. India which is surrounded by hostile countries like Pakistan and China cannot afford to totally depend on imported defense equipments to safeguard its border.

 Unfortunately, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) which was set up with a vision to provide our defence services a decisive edge by equipping them with internationally competitive systems and solutions has miserably failed to perform their duty. The DRDO has clearly failed in its mission. There is no bigger indictment of India's premier organisation for research and development in military hardware than the fact that 68 years after its establishment, India still imports 70 per cent of its defence equipment requirements. DRDO's list of successes is short-primarily the Agni and Prithvi missiles. Its list of failures is much longer. The Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) project, which was commissioned in 2001, is running late by many years. The costs have gone up from an original estimate of around Rs 3,300 crore to over Rs 5,780 crore.  In May this year, Comptroller and Auditor General said that the Mark-I version of Tejas LCA has several shortcomings and does not meet IAF specifications.  In 2011, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) put a serious question mark on drdo's capabilities. The government of India should overhaul DRDO and take urgent steps to make it more efficient.




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Appreciation for central ANYA team

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I on behalf of  family of the victim would like to appreciate the noble job done by the Central ANYA team who visited the family of murdered Late Kenpu Dong during their darkest hours. The entire area was afraid due to possible communal tension.

The victims’ family was encouraged in their hours of need due to intervention of ANYA team who advised everyone not to give any communal colour to the matter.

ANYA team also took the ground details of the case and appealed the entire people to maintain harmony among the neighbours. And they appealed the entire public to let the law take its own course of action to give justice to the deceased’s family. They also appealed the concern authority to investigate the case in free and fair manner to find out the culprits who were involved in her death.

ANYA team also took stock of the law and order situation of the District and encouraged the people of concern area to live together for the development of the district. Fighting with each other won’t give any benefit to anyone and it only brings destruction.

These noble jobs done by ANYA team will always remain in heart of every Nyishi citizen of Upper Subansiri District.


A.T Dong




Sangh and the PM

Dear Editor,

We all know that PM Modi is going global. No doubt he is popular leader in the world. He is quite conscious of his growing popularity. He is working much harder to gain more popularity. He wants to make India a developed nation irrespective of religious, caste, creeds though he was once a member of RSS. He is honest and wants to keep himself free from corruption. His council of ministers is following him anyway. Nation cannot expect more than this.

However, the Sangh Parivar’s growing dominant role with its hidden agenda is certain to upset the nation.

No doubt after he elected as PM of India, Modi wants to divert his attention from Sangh agenda and keep more focus on national issues which the Parivar finds it hard to digest.

That is why they asked the PM Modi and his council of ministers to present the performance report to the Sangh.

The people of this country who voted the NDA to power would be compelled to think again. The greatness of India is not because of Narendra Modi, not because of Sangh Parivar or any other religious /social group. We all should know that the greatness of India lies with its Secularism.

Limited options available for NDA as they have to decide whether to work towards the national agenda or the hidden agenda of Sangh.





O mother !

Dear Editor,

Of great riches but a woman without virtues. This is how my observation permits me to describe the femme fatale of Assam; Indrani Mukherjee. My heart drummed out of control as I shrieked in disbelief, “What greediness does to some women. Her heart and soul frozen around one frantic desire; money.”  The ways to enrich oneself is through infidelity and contrived murder, or so the recent turn of events have come to unfold. A woman could have a mind so sly and crafty that years later she would turn vicious against her own daughter is an astounding yet agitating emotion to believe. As it is said ‘Envious eyes does most harm and when the party envied is beheld in glory or triumph, that sets an edge upon envy.’ This particular phrase is difficult to come to terms with when used in context of a mother seeking revenge against her daughter. Indrani Mukherjee is a woman who desired to excel in too many matters, out of levity and vain glory, which left are ever envious. Her envy towards Sheena Bora was more vile and malignant since she had an injured pride to feed up.

My voice conveys just the right tinge of mild concern over such women and the disorder they create in the society for a while. What corrupted soaring ambitions they nurture! What an emancipation of women! Carrying the greatness of her fortunes accumulated over the years through her associations with numerous suitors and enticed with the opportunity of having a fanciful life, she let loose her wickedness to bring upon the calamity on her family at the end. Like an infection that spreads upon viable areas, her actions have tainted the pious concept of motherhood. And like bats amongst birds she kept her vilest affections well guarded until she ran the sword through her daughter’s heart!

Human nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome but seldom extinguished. His/ her nature is best perceived in privateness for there are no precepts to guide him. Groans and convulsions of a dying child couldn’t dissuade Indrani Mukherjee from committing such a savage crime. What a brazen heart for a mother! Vindictive persons live the life of witches who, as they are mischievous, end up being unfortunate. Her course of life has been a horrid complication of wickedness, adultery, lying and murder. A crime has been charged on her and the proof is so evident in Sheena’s letter (who else would call her own mother a devil!) that there is no room for her so much as to plead not guilty.

What an unapologetic tale of bigamy, betrayal and murder. It has left all of us in a disturbed state of mind because the intensity of the truth is oppressive; a wife and a mother, seeking redemption from the sufferings of her own child.

O mother! May your repentance yield you no satisfaction, no peace, no, not in the least because it is repentance after the power of further sinning has been taken away. Let your whole life be overwhelmed with melancholy and despair. May you engulf in the misery of punishment. It is scarce possible to imagine that a mother’s essence should be capable of so much degeneracy. The weight if guilt upon her is enough to sink any creature who  has the least power of reflection left. Indrani’s deed is a stab into the very vitals of motherhood!


Vipasha Bhardwaj

NEHU, Shillong




A self declared Banggo

Dear Editor,

This is in reference to the news items published in your esteemed daily on 06 Sept under the title “villagers repair road”.

“Banggo” is an age old institution of the Adis. It executes various political, social and economic under its jurisdiction. The so called Rayang Banggo” referred to in your paper is a part and parcel of Yibuk-Rayang-Midland Banggo.

There are various laid down norms and procedure for the creation of a new Banggo from its parents Banggo which have not been met by the so called Rayang Banggo. It is a self declared Banggo without the sanction of the parent Banggo, ABK and even the pubic residing in the village. It has been declared by a few elite minorities to satisfy their vested political interest.

Samak River which should have been a boon for the villagers have become a bane for the villagers. Some youths extort money from the truck carrying sand gravel to satisfy their Alchol and drugs craving.

Hence, your esteemed daily should refrain from publishing any news item from this self declared Banggo.

Your esteemed paper should verify facts and then publish it.


Tony Pertin





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