'Operation Clean' traps unruly youth
By Staff Reporter , ITANAGAR | Jun 29 | : The unruly youth, particularly addicted to drugs, alcohol, Fencidyl, Spasmapokran, Nitrosen-N, cannabis etc and moving in pairs anytime, especially late evening, partying in isolated areas and parks in Capital Complex are getting trapped in the ongoing clean operation.
The Indira Gandhi Park, Gompa, backsides of Raj Bhawan and RKM Hospital here; Polo Park, Naharlagun and behind Papu Nallah church, the common randivows for the young groups, were cleaned by a police team led by Capital SP in-charge Kime Aya, SDPOs Jummar Basar & Techi Henyir and both police stations' OC.
These operations led to many arrests and huge seizures were made under Narcotics & Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985. As many as 146 youth and including 11 females, few of them in school uniform - (Itanagar - 106 and Naharlagun - 31) were rounded up during the last two weeks, Aya told this daily today.
The parents on being informed came to the police stations and waited for the whole night before those rounded up were freed with strong warning after bound down in the courts of ADM Talo Potom and town magistrate Jiken Bomjen. The parents have been told to take proper care of their children or would not be spared if caught next time, he added
While their movement are being monitored regularly, on the basis of tip offs given by them a woman, supplier of charas & dendrites, was arrested, Aya said and warned that the operation would continue anywhere in the Capital Complex any time to enforce law and order and ensure the younger generation take right path in life.
However, the civil society should volunteer and join hands with the police to achieve the goal, he added.
Capital DIPRO adds: People are found to be practicing driving and on some occasions people are consuming alcohol & drugs and found littering in the IG Park, is an area of natural, semi-natural, or planted space set aside for human enjoyment and recreation.
Thus, Capital DC, in an executive order has prohibited alcohol and drugs, consumption, any kind of gambling, picnic, littering, earth cutting, deforestation, driving practice, any private function in the IG Park. The Park would remain open from 4 am to 8pm only.
Tashi flags off 2 ambulances
Tawang Vigilance , TAWANG | Jun 29 | : Two ambulances procured under BADP were flagged off by Education Parliamentary Secretary Tsering Tashi in a simple function at Khando Drowa Zangmo district hospital here today.
Tashi after inspecting the hospital pledged all assistance on his belhalf with the quest of improving healthcare in the district during a brief meeting at the hospital conference hall.
The well-equipped Tata Travera ambulances will be stationed at Kitpi PHC and Manjushree Vidyapeeth.
Tawang DC Kasish Mittal, ZPC Jambey Tsering, DoKAA chairman Jambey Wangdi, ZPM Tsering Dorjee and Padmashree Lama Thupten Phintsok also attended the event.
Govt doctors to wear black badges to press demands
ITANAGAR | Jun 29 | : The GoAP under the aegis of Arunachal Pradesh Doctorsâ€(TM) Association (APDA) would wear black badges on July one next to observe 'Protest day' in support of demands placed to the GoI by All India Federation of Government Doctorsâ€(TM) Association (AIFGDA).
The demands included pay parity across the country as all doctors acquire same basic degree and work in similar environment but huge pay disparity exists; re-dressal of anomaly in 7th Central Pay Commission by hiking non-practicing allowance (NPA) of present 25% of the basic to 30% as recommended by GoI former health secretary while the 7th CPC has reduced the NPA rate to 20% and delinked it from basic pay; provision for secure and conducive working environment as most of the public health institutions lack adequate infrastructure, diagnostic support and life saving drugs etc. and enactment of stringent uniform law to protect the health care workers in the country.
However, the APDA members across the state will work with dedication and provide OPD and emergency services as usual despite observing protest, according to APDA GS Dr Taba Khanna.
Tripura Guv to take add charge of Rajkhowa
NEW DELHI | Jun 29 | : President of India has been pleased to appoint Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy to discharge the functions of Arunachal Pradesh Governor J P Rajkhowa in addition to his own duties, during his absence on leave, said a Rastrapati Bhawan CommuniquĂ©, signed by President's press secretary Venu Rajamony today.
Pare Project land affected people stage dharna
By Staff Reporter , DOIMUKH | Jun 29 | : The 110-MW Pare Project land affected people of Rose & Dakte Hoj panchayat under Papum Pare district staged dharna at the head of office here today after the failure of NEEPCO authority to meet their agreed demands.
However, a team of executing agency NEEPCO from Shillong including GMs Anil Kumar & M Debnath (HOP), senior manager Diganto Bora, official Nguran Sania, Tana Rekhi Tara held a meeting with the members of Pare Project Land Affected Welfare Committee (PPLAWC), local MLA Nabam Rebia, ZPM Tana Yayu, ASMs, GBs, senior local citizens, Papum Pare SP Tujo Karga, Doimukh and SDO Ibom Tao which concluded inconclusive.
The PPLAWC resorted to agitation following end of their deadline to their demands but after the meeting it threatened to launch democratic movement after one week if the demands are met.
The demands included recruit 50 local youth from project affected area, who were trained in Tezpur and Roing ITIs by the NEEPCO with assurance to employ them and cancellation of ongoing special recruitment process.
PPLAWC chairman Gyamar Kuka accused the NEEPCO of playing with the sentiments of the local people. "We are not against the development, but the NEEPCO should meet our demands" while secretary Bengia Tada threatened agitation after a week.
Terming the demands genuine as per MoU signed, Rebia said that they were entitled to employment. He exhorted NEEPCO to read the pulse of the local people and act accordingly otherwise the people would be free to take their decision.
Huge pilferage behind Lohit power crisis: EE
From Correspondent , TEZU | Jun 29 | : Erratic power supply during sizzling heat is serious cause of concern for the public of Tezu, Roing and Hayuliang township.
There is no improvement in the scenario despite desperate effort by power department and local legislator Dr Mohesh Chai.
The 33KV Assam line, the lone source for this district HQs, causes intermittent supply leading to frequent load shedding during pick hour and summer season as a common phenomenon. Namsai division EE N K Jha, when asked, hinted at huge pilferage of power in Namsai district.
"We are in regular drive to check illegal power tapping to prevent leakage revenue. Massive seepage have been reported from seven establishments including Tea Estate and Bench Saw Mill in Namsai and Lathao areas under Chowkham circle, thus the power department has tightened its belt to check power leakage", Jha said.
Citing other major reason, he disclosed that those towns experience frequent breakdown due to damage of poles along Lohit River in every six months as found twice in February and April last with the washing away of the poles. Power is drawn now from single service which gets snapped due to overload. Permanent power supply line is the only solution to overcome the crisis, he said.
The department needs Rs 10 lakh to install fresh poles as labourers, machine boat and material are required. Without restoration of the line the irregular power supply would continue, the EE added.
Fund is major issue while river flood the other hurdle to re-erect poles uprooted on 7 April last, AE A Yirang admitted.
'Together we can' campaign held
ROING | Jun 29 | : Lower Dibang Valley District Police Authority in an awareness campaign against drug abuse and illicit trafficking, themed 'Together we can' at VKV here today, SP Sanjay Kr. Sain sought cooperation of all to achieve the goal.
He stressed on continuous efforts for attitudinal change of students to get rid of addiction.
DySP Habung also spoke before Sain gave away prizes to winners of various competitions: Extempore speech on drun abuse/ illicit trafficking - Sidharth Srivastava (1st), Silachan Langhun (2nd), Ngonphan Hundik class X- B, 2. Slogan Contest, a) 1 st prize miss Disha Mepo (3rd), besides Tutta Dulom and Gegam Ete; essay writing competition - Illa Mena (1st), Taijang Langkam (2nd) & Kuku Chaitom (3rd). (DIPRO)
Spiritualism makes life satiated: Sadhak
By Staff Reporter , ITANAGAR | Jun 29 | : Most of the people get obsessed with spiritualism at the ripe age though India is a divine or spiritual land for which westerners get attracted to fulfil the goal of their lives, says sadhak S M Sardar.
One who realises the divinity in him and conducts a regulated life would be free from many modern vices, said Sardar, an ayurveda expert, reachable at 09436907658. People mostly are crazy to lead a satiated life but adopt self conceived methods mostly impacted by modernity that gifts diseases, he said, adding meditation or yogas should be a part of regulated life that would give the desired satisfaction in life.
Sardar, who has been frequenting between his native place in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh for the last 15 years, on his present trip, said that his desire for sadhna would end in Mount Kailash only. Though he had conducted sadhna at Kedarnath in 2008 but the call of the Himalayas has become more louder now and should be leaving for the Transhimalayana.
APSPCB calls for steps to check vehicular emission
NAHARLAGUN |Jun 29 | : The rising vehicular emission in Capital Complex and measures for its effective prevention were discussed in a coordination meeting here today.
Expressing deep concern at the phenomenon, Arunachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board (APSPCB) chairman Techi Tagi Tara, in his presidential address, exhorted the DTO to ensure proper coordination among various departments to successfully monitor and implement vehicle emission rules effectively.
M/s NEEC, a private agency, entrusted with the responsibility of vehicle emission testing in Capital Complex has been submitting test reports to transport department along with revenue periodically, DTO informed.
Highlighting Central Motor Vehicle Act, 1989, EAC Hento Karga enlisted practical problems but stressed on the importance of checking vehicle emission, He sought support for mass sensitization.
All necessary guidelines are followed, test reports submitted to the timely, M/s NEEC MD Kipa Paji said. Though vehicle emission testing centre has been set up at Papu Nallah but very few vehicles come up voluntarily test, he said, adding with prior intimation to the administration such vehicle emission checking is conducted on road side with the help of MVI and police.
Hinting at communication gap between, Tara said that the transport department has not submitted such reports to APPPCB till date for which the office does not have any record regarding vehicle emission tests. The APPSPCB as monitoring agency is duty bound to compile data on the subject. There are number of impending air pollution cases in National Green Tribunal relating for which regular reports have to be sent for compliance, he said and urged the department .to submit reports regularly, according to an official release.
'Exempt rules for stipend payment'
ITANAGAR , Jun 29, 2016: The Arunachal Pradesh Teacher's Welfare Association (APTWA), in a memorandum to the chief secretary, has drawn her attention towards a memorandum submitted repeatedly to the education minister regarding releasing of student's stipend
Without objecting to rules to release stipend through separate passbook and Adhaar Card for each student, it claimed that many school located at the remote areas where Adhaar card has not been implemented and there are no electricity, banking, internet, studio facilities, like Pipsorang, Damin, Tali, Naacho, Taliha, Mengio, Pancho circles.
The APTWA also demanded immediate release of two months' stipend, extend at least one month of time for form submission as the school administration is much busy in admission process for 2016-17 academic session.
Transfer CO: AMMWA
ITANAGAR , Jun 29, 2016: The All Mengio Market Welfare Association (AMMWA), in a memorandum to the chief secretary, has complained against Mengio CO for regular absentism in his office and misuse of MLALAD fund requested for his immediate transfer in public interest.
Greenfield airport needs MoS, CM attention: ACS
ITANAGAR, Jun 29, 2016: The Arunachal Civil Society (ACS) today drew the attention of Union MoS (Home) Kiren Rijiju and Chief Minister Kalikho Pul to expedite the Greenfield airport project as people with vested interest were creating hurdles, it claimed quoting RTI information.
The Civil Aviation Ministry and Airport Authority of India did not say anything about the compensation but the vested interest, it claimed while reiterating its demand.
Drug awareness campaign held
CHANGLANG , Jun 29, 2016: The Inter-Collegiate Youth Association (ICYA) of Miao in collaboration with the Women Welfare Society of Arunachal Pradesh (WWSAP) conducted a drug awareness campaign at Newman School here on Tuesday.
Responding to the rising menace of drug abuse in and around Miao area, the ICYA led by president Kenli conducted a series of events.
Principal Fr. Felix Anthony, in his address, lauded the students and hoped their example would be followed by others.
WWSAP president Mossang exhorted them to focus on their education and become great leaders of the society.
The two-week campaign kick had begun on June 26 last and would conclude with inter-school cultural competitions and motivational Rally on July 9 next.
NAHARLAGUN , Jun 29, 2016: The Atu Hillang Charitable Society (AHCS) has conducted e career counselling-cum-interaction programme for passed out class-X & XII (Science, commerce & arts) students recently.
The Society felicitated meritorious students of the society Hillang Nyunyu, Hillang Pina and Hillang Tajam were the toppers of Cl-XII science, arts & commerce in 2016 respectively besides class-X topper Hillang Benoi.
AHCS chief advisor Hillang exhorted the young generation to devote time in education to achieve success in life.
Farmers' club oriented
SAGALEE, Jun 29, 2016: Papum Pare Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) strengthening its efforts to transfer technologies, promoted new 18 farmers' clubs (FCs) in different circles of Sagalee area under NABARD sponsorship.
In all 55 farmers of different villages were acquainted with improved package of practices, govt schemes, funding supports by KVK resource persons, line departments, bankers including NN Charitable Society (NGO) including NABARD DGM Vinod Kumar and Sagalee ADC J Pertin.