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    GoAP vacate notice leaves families of cops in lurch

    NAHARLAGUN | Jun 30 |: Families of 46 police personnel have been left to fend for themselves after the GoAP through the DGP office on June 22 last served a notice directing them to vacate their quarters and temporary shelters at B Sector MT colony here on or before June 30.
    The notice was an aftermath of the GoAPâ€(TM)s decision to convert the Tomo Riba State Hospital into a medical college and accordingly the said land would be handed over health department.

    Aggrieved over the sudden notice, the families residing in the said colony since 2000, in a representation to chief secretary the same day, had appealed her to provide immediately alternative accommodation.
    Stating that the family members of the police personnel have never been arrayed with any prior notice by the authority concerned regarding acquisition and eviction for, the letter added that even the PWD has started erecting RCC walls around the colony for the same purpose which has been causing untold hardships for them, especially the students.
    Also adding that it is almost impossible for them to look for accommodation in such a short period being large in numbers and economically unsound, the families stated that their school going kids would be victimized at large if any unwanted situation arrived due to non-attentive attitude of the authorities.
    "This is against the principles of natural justice," the letter read claiming, had they not occupied the said quarters, land and barracks, the place by now would have been encroached by someone else.
    It was also informed that the members have submitted similar representations to home secretary and the DGP.
    Meanwhile, Chief Minister Kalikho Pul who recently met the aggrieved families assured that he would soon provide alternate accommodation and accordingly the 46 families have been provided temporary shelter at Chimpu barrack.
    However, The families not satisfied with the arrangement, while talking to this daily, cited various reasons such as their wardâ€(TM)s education and further urged to the CM to postpone the notice date till this year end and try to accommodate them in and around Naharlagun and Lekhi area.
    Asserting that the accommodation provided is not at all convenient, the families added that only around 30 families could be accommodated in the allotted space that too in a congested manner.
    "It will be very tough for us to shift to another area in such a short notice and while studies of our children would be hampered, " they lamented on condition of anonymity.
    "We are not against the eviction nor against the GoAP. All we are asking for is time and an alternate place where we can carry on with our lives, " she added.


    Doctor's superannuation age hiked from 58 to 62

    ITANAGAR | Jun 30 | : The GoAP today announced to raise the superannuation age of doctors to 62 years from existing 58 years. This has been done in keeping with the PMâ€(TM)s special announcement for enhancing the superannuation age of all doctors of Central Health Service to 65 years wef May 31 next.
    It is widely understood fact that the learning curve of the doctors increases with age and their knowledge and experience keeps growing as they grow older.

    Also with the coming up of the medical college in the state, there would be a need for experienced doctors, both to treat patients and teach.
    It may be noted that with the enhancement of age, it would have no impact on the intake of doctors and the question of blockage at entry grade does not arise. This is because there is huge shortfall of doctors all over the state and new posts have been created.
    Even doctors holding administrative posts would be of critical difference in the administration of upcoming medical college and other new teaching and training institutions.
    This decision would not in the least affect employment in the state or pose a problem on the question of unemployed doctors. (PRO)


    India & Myanmar reiterate to fight human trafficking

    ITANAGAR | Jun 30 |: With cross border human trafficking rampant through North East India, India and Myanmar Govts have reiterated their commitment to the menace during a cross border exposure and learning trip, organised by Impulse NGO Network (INN) recently.
    Lawyer Sunil Mow, who represented Arunachal Pradesh, in a release said that the human trafficking was extensive because the North East share border neighbouring countries, like Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar.

    The INN, while combating human trafficking, has developed Impulse model with its over 22-year working experience in the field. The model is a holistic approach to bring all stakeholders from law enforcement agencies, lawyers, civil society organisations, public and private sector under one umbrella to tackle the growing menace effectively.
    The Impulse Case Info Centre is crux of the model which facilitates its functions among stakeholders. It has also received silver prize for Japan's most innovative development project from Global Development Network under the Japanese Social Development Fund, Govt of Japan which also led to the scaling of Impulse Case Info Centre Myanmar (ICICM) since 2014.
    Athupopo Social Foundation (ASF) as a state partner of INN has been actively supporting the model since its inception.
    The exposure trip is final phase of replication of the ICICM, supported through the silver prize money received for Impulse.
    The exposure trip to Myanmar and Thailand with Mizoram DGP, Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram, Sikkim & Manipur senior police officers, lawyers and civil society organisations from various NE state was learning besides sharing of their experience and build linkages between Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of NE India with Myanmar-based Anti Trafficking Taskforce (ATT) for efficient repatriation of human trafficking survivors from both countries.
    The representatives of Myanmar Govt anti trafficking in person division attended the consultation as it aimed at developing friendly relationship between both nations after an MoU on border cooperation was signed between two countries in May 2014.
    The team also visited Thai-Myanmar border in Myawaddy to observe the ongoing operations between by both countries in checking cross border human trafficking and meeting the border liaison officers of the Govt, assist the law enforcement agencies and Anti-Human Trafficking unit of NE in carrying forward the standard operating procedures.
    The meeting also incorporated discussions of the ASEAN context to adopt ICIC software under the model as a common technological platform to ensure uniform case management and prompt repatriation. There was a meeting with UNODC.


    Reject IMFL factory at Niglok: Ering urges CM

    PASIGHAT | Jun 30 | : Lok Sabha member Ninong Ering today urged state Chief Minister Kalikho Pul to reject proposed setting up of an IMFL factory at Niglok.
    Ering, in a letter, said that Women Against Social Evil (WASE) has strongly opposed the proposal as the land was meant for industrial growth should be used genuinely for productive purpose and employment generation.

    The liquor distillation unit would hamper the progress of upcoming Sainik School at Ruksin, the masses, young generation in particular, would be misguided and ultimately the entire district would be sufferer, the letter added.
    Earlier, a WASE team led by its GS Jaya Tasung Moyong met the MP and urged him to take up the issue with the CM to cancel IMFL factory permission in larger public interest. (DIPRO)


    Use of tinted/black films on cars banned

    ITANAGAR | Jun 30 | : Capital DC-cum-DM Sandeep Kumar Singh, in an executive order, has prohibited sale and affixing of tinted/black films on cars/four-wheelers including by car décor shops/workshops with immediate effect.

    The order is in tune with May 2012 Supreme Court directive that the black films of any tint have been banned and only car windows that have been tinted within permissible limits by the manufactures are allowed. All other vehicles with any percentage of tinted films are to be removed even if it is within the permissible limit of 70% transparency on the front and rear windows and 50% transparency for the side windows. However, it is seen that cars/four-wheelers etc ply in the Capital Complex using tinted films on their windows in stark violation of the SC order.
    It is apprehended that anti-social elements use such tinted films on cars is used by to carry out their nefarious activities and endanger human lives and health, etc. and the ban on sale and use of such tinted/black films by all car décor shops/car workshops would help in controlling such anti-social activities.
    After reports of such use and sale, the order has been issued. Action shall be taken against anyone found violating this order as per relevant provisions of law including seizure & destruction of such banned items by the authorities without further notice. (DIPRO)


    AYJNIHH to sensitise state PWSAs today

    ITANAGAR | Jun 30 | : Concerned at the higher percentage of handicapped population in Arunachal Pradesh, Mumbai-based Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped (AYJNIHH) has targeted the state to make the people with special abilities (PWSAs) working partners of nation building.
    While Arunachal has over 24,000 PWSAs against India's 2.68 crore as per 2011 census.

    Arunachalees are unique people and the AYJNIHH is committed to channelise energies of state's PWDSAs in greater interest of the society, AYJNIHH's HoD (socio-economic rehabilitation) R Bhatacherjee said.
    Bhattacherjee arrived here today leading a four-member team to hold an awareness-cum-sensitization programme in collaboration with the National Youth Project (NYP) at its office here tomorrow to achieve the goal. The other members are social welfare officer Dr P Majumdar, lecturers Palash Dutta (speech & hearing) and Dipak Kumar Aich (education) from Kolkata regional centre.
    This the second such event this year after one conducted at Ziro on January 6 last where large number of PWSAs along with their guardians, mostly mothers had attended.
    Health commissioner Hage Kojeen and social welfare & empowerment and tribal affairs director Taw Tebin would be addressing about 100 PWSAs, expected to attend the programme tomorrow.
    It may be mentioned here that the NYP as working partner of AYJNIHH, graded as excellent by Rehabilitation Council of India, has already skilled 3,640 PWSAs in Tawang, West Kameng, Papum Pare, Lower Subansiri, West Siang, Lohit, Namsai, Anjaw and Changlang district to make them earnable. Moreover, NYP has been given 850 PWSAs as target during 2015-16 for skilling them.


    Outgoing IPR director Longphong bade adieu

    NAHARLAGUN | Jun 30 |: IPR department officers and staff today bade farewell to their outgoing director C M Longphong at a function in IPR directorate here today.
    Longphong, who joined the department as a DIPRO, has rendered valuable services for 35 years o the state. Born to late Chow Hoing Longphong of Lathao village under Lohit district in 1958, he graduated with BA (Hons) from Pasighat JNC. He was promoted to director's post in 2013, after serving as deputy director since 1999 besides as PRO to chief minister.

    Recalling his professional association with Longphong, IPR deputy director Obang Tayeng said that he was one of the most resourceful, experienced, creative officer and invaluable human resource for the department. He endeared himself to all by his soft spoken quality, positive attitude, discipline, punctuality and dedication to duty, Tayeng said.
    Reciprocating the appreciation, Longphong thanked one and all for their support to discharge the assigned duties with commitment. He advised the gathering to keep up the image by continuous learning as there is no limit to learning.
    Longphong is leaving behind a legacy, former director Supriyo Deb said.
    Dasher Teshi and Michi Kani, assistant director Radhe Tajung, AO Nani Kaye, FAO Mame Garu, while speaking shared their experiences and thanked him for his guidance and advises. (DIPR)


    Dree Festival on July 5

    By Staff Reporter , NAHARLAGUN | Jun 30 | : Dree, the important traditional festival of the Apatani community, would be celebrated with great pomp and gaiety in Capital Complex on July 5 next.
    This year's celebration will be with a difference and begin with opening of several exhibition of GoAP departmental, food stalls to be punctuated by traditional colourful cultural events beginning from July 1 inaugurated by MLA Tesam Pongte, celebration committee chairman Narang Tani said.

    NES president Bengia Tolum and Tanw Supung-Dukung president Dr Hage Lodor will attend the main celebration on July 5 next.
    Besides daily events including sporting and cultural, Arunachal Vivekandanda Yuva Shakti will conduct a blood donation camp on the concluding day, secretary Nani Tath added.


    Traffic violators fined Rs 1 lakh

    AALO | Jun 30 | : Town magistrate Liyi Bagra during three-day rigorous checking here recently recovered about one lakh penalty after seizing more than 50 two-wheelers.
    The drive aimed at checking the the younger generation driving vehicles in the township without proper licenses, evading tax without registration and renewal.

    Moreover, under aged boys and girls were also driving in total violation of MV Act 1988 rules. The seized vehicles have been kept at police station here while keys with town magistrate. Such checking will continue to prevent unauthorized driving and tax evasions, accidents etc.
    The magistrate recently raided illegal sale of LPGs in different locations and collected Rs one lakh revenue. (DIPRO)

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    Returning officers trained

    ROING, Jun 30, 2016: Koronu CO Olom Pangen imparted training to ERO/AEROs/supervisors/BLOs of Lower Dibang Valley district in connection with ongoing National Electoral Rolls Purification (NERP) activities here today.
    DC-cum-DEO Ravi Dhawan, in his address, appraised the officers about NERP, which had begun on March 1 last and conclude on August 20 next. He directed tem to ensure 100 % error free electoral rolls while ERO-cum-ADC Rucika Katyal advocated coordinated approach for success.

    The training aimed at eradicating errors, like duplicity, poor photo image, ASD voters/multiple entry, CO Mary Nanom Taloh said. (DIPRO)

    Mock quake drill held in school

    YUPIA , Jun 30, 2016: An awareness-cum-mock drill on earthquake preparedness and rescue operation was conducted district disaster management authority in collaboration with NDRF 12th Bn at Doimukh GHS School today.
    After explaining the do's and don'ts during any natural clalmity, particularly earthquake braving heavy rain, NDRF inspector Basuki Nandan Pandey led his team in demonstrating mock drills and first aid.
    DDMO Preetha Menon, Doimukh SDO Ibom Tao and principal Nyagi Riba also spoke. (DIPRO)

    NSUI seeks lower admission criteria

    ITANAGAR, Jun 30, 2016: A team of state NSUI unit led by vice president Jotam Toko Hannan, in a memorandum to higher & technical education director today, to consider changes in admission criteria for catchment area of various state colleges..
    Claiming that those students who have secured below 40% aggregate marks in intermediate have been deprived of admission in college in their own area/district for many have decided to give up further studies due to financial problem for admission in private colleges.

    Pointing out that this may lead many to wrong path out of frustration, the team urged the GoAP to lower percentage criteria from 40% to 35% to facilitate poor students to get admission. It also appealed that non-catchment area norms, like open quota in BA (Semester-I) should be lowered to 50% instead of 55% and all admissions done online.

    DFO felicitated

    DAPORIJO , Jun 30, 2016: Upper Subansiri DFO Taji Bui on attaining superannuation today was felicitated by Mell Botom Tourist Lodge MD Dosh Dasi.
    Bui urged GoAP officers and civil society members to cooperate with the Tourist Lodge to promote tourist circuit to woo domestic and foreign tourists.
    Dashi lauded Bui for his invaluable services.

    BJP training begins

    AALO , Jun 30, 2016: A two-day Deen Dayal Upadhyay Maha Prashikshan Abhiyaan training kicked off here today which was attended by state BJP president Tapir Gao and NE zonal incharge (Organisation) Ajay Jamwal.
    Highlighting the BJP's history, MLA Kaling Moyong gave credit to Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee and Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay for laying the strong foundation for the party's growth. All BJP MLAs are committed to provide good leadership, he added.

    In all 4 MLAs, more than 200 party cadres of Siang, West Siang, East Siang and Upper Siang are attending the training.

    Swu's death mourned

    ITANAGAR , Jun 30, 2016: The Arunachal Pradesh state Naga Peopleâ€(TM)s Front unit has deeply mourned the death of Naga leader Isak Chishi Swu.
    As Swu @ Yaruiwo, President of Peopleâ€(TM)s Republic of Nagalim Govt and Chairman of GPRN/NSCN, all Naga brothers and sisters living in Nagaland and elsewhere have lost one of the visionary and true patriotic leader with his death.
    While conveying condolence to the bereaved family, it also prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.