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BJP is murdering democracy: Arunachal CM Nabam Tuki

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Shillong/Itanagar: The BJP-led central government is trying to destabilise the democratically elected Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh, and the union cabinet’s recommendation to impose President’s Rule in the state was akin to “murder” of democracy, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki said on Sunday.

Tuki criticised the union cabinet’s recommendation to President Pranab Mukherjee, saying the matter was “sub-judice”.

“How can they (union cabinet) make such recommendation to impose President’s Rule in Arunachal Pradesh, especially when they are aware that the matter is still pending in the Supreme Court,” Tuki told IANS.

“It is a sub-judice matter and the BJP government has been trying to destabilise this democratically elected government (in Arunachal)… They (BJP) have murdered democracy,” he said.

On January 18, the Supreme Court constitution bench said it would examine whether Governor J.P. Rajkhowa’s decision of advancing the assembly session to December 16 to take up the resolution for the removal of Speaker Nabam Rebia was valid or not.

Rebia was removed as speaker by 14 rebel Congress legislators backed by 11 BJP legislators and two Independent legislators on December 16 in an assembly session held in a community hall in Itanagar that was presided over by Deputy Speaker Tsering Norbu Thongdok.

The 14 rebel Congress legislators were earlier disqualified by Rebia.

The deputy speaker, before moving the motion removing Rebia as speaker, restored the membership of the 14 rebel Congress legislators and later elected rebel Congress legislator Kalikho Pul as the new ‘chief minister’ in the absence of 26 Congress legislators including Tuki.

Claiming that he still enjoys majority in the house, Tuki, the first Christian to hold the office of Arunachal chief minister, said: “With the disqualification of 16 legislators, the effective strength of the house is only 44. Of these, 26 MLAs are with me and my government. Therefore, I am still enjoying majority.”

Meanwhile, welcoming the union cabinet’s decision, BJP’s Arunachal Pradesh unit president Tai Tagak said: “President’s Rule was indeed the need of the hour because of the prolonged constitutional crisis emanating from the infighting within the Congress legislature party.

“The people at large have welcomed this decision as they are fed up with the political unrest which has affected the development of this state,” he added.

Rubbishing the Congress’s allegation against the BJP for “masterminding” the ouster of the Tuki government, Tagak said: “The BJP has nothing to do with their (Congress) internal squabbling but they are accusing the BJP after they failed to resolve it among themselves.”

Meanwhile, state Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi said he was yet to receive any official communication from Rashtrapati Bhavan or the union home ministry to impose President’s Rule.

“We have not received any communication but we have heard it only from the media about the union cabinet’s recommendation to impose President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh,” Negi told IANS.

“As of now, Tuki is still the chief minister, but once we receive an official communication, he will be removed, and the governor will function as the chief administrator of the state,” he added.

Negi also said that the Arunachal Pradesh Police was geared up to prevent any law and order situation.

“We have enough forces to tackle any situation and the Centre recently sanctioned 10 more additional companies of central forces,” he said. (IANS)

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Know Why Women Of “Apatanis tribe” Harm Their Faces: Arunachal Pradesh

The Apatanis women are believed to be the exceptional beauty in Arunachal Pradesh.  With their beauty, arrived a danger of theft of apatanis women by neighboring tribes.

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Apatani Tribal Women. Wikimedia

Arunachal Pradesh, July 1, 2017: India is a land of many tribes which forms its rich cultural heritage. One such tribe is Apatanis also known as Tanw, which lives in Ziro valley in the Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh in India.

This tribe is famous for their colorful culture with various festivals, vibrant traditional village councils detailed and complex handloom designs and cane and bamboo crafts skill. They reside in very basic bamboo huts resting on top of vertical wooden stilts.  The Apatanis worships nature by praying sun and moon. Apatanis are also known for their distinctive way of sustainable farming and social forestry.

The Apatanis women are believed to be the exceptional beauty in Arunachal Pradesh.  With their beauty, arrived a danger of theft of apatanis women by neighboring tribes.

Majority of women on the earth are considered to be delicate pieces of physical beauty. The outer beauty is not seen as a blessing of god but the parameter on which the girl is admired, adorned or loved. No matter, how beautiful a woman is but the beautiful looks always wins in captivating the eye. People are more tempted by what they see than what they feel.

Beauty is a positive term that is why it attracts people. Especially, if we talk of outer beauty, the desire of it makes people cross their limits and restore to wrong practices.

Rape, sexual assault, kidnapping and forceful marriage are some examples of these wrongful deeds. A lady finds variety of ways to protect herself from the cruel world. Some learn self defense, some keep weapons, some don’t go out alone in night, some keep pepper spray and  some employ special bodyguards to  save themselves.

But, these tribal women found the solution in killing the root of the problem itself. Their pretty faces were very appealing to the neighbor tribes which lead to kidnapping of these women.

They altered their faces by inserting huge nose plugs and tattooing their faces in order to safeguard their lives. Their decision showed their bravery of letting go their outer beauty.  They preferred a life without beauty instead of physical beauty because their life was very much more than physical beauty to them.

The older women of tribe can still be spotted with inked faces and nose plugs. The further inserting of nose plugs and inking of faces have been banned by government.

The beauty they portrayed by disregarding their face appearance was beyond words. But on the other hand, hurting oneself just for getting secured is not a good choice. Will you spoil your face by the fear of getting raped; will you hurt yourself so much and make your outer skin ugly to protect yourselves from all the evil crimes of outer beauty?

– by Surbhi Dhawan. Twitter @surbhi_dhawan

 

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Arunachal Pradesh to provide zero interest Crop Loan to Marginal Farmers of the state

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Itanagar, May 22, 2017: The Arunachal Pradesh government has decided to provide zero interest crop loan to marginal farmers of the state to enable them easy access to formal credit through banking channels, an official said on Monday.

According to a Finance Department notification of May 7, 2017, the government has decided to launch “Chief Minister’s Krishi Rinn Yojana”, under which it would provide interest subvention of 4 per cent on crop loan/Kisan Credit Card (KCC) limit up to Rs 3 lakh sanctioned by all banks to all farmers of the state during the current financial year.

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This interest subvention will be over and above the subvention given by the central government to banks and the farmers as per policy issued by the Reserve Bank of India and NABARD.

“The farmers would also get interest relief at the rate of 3 per cent per annum if they promptly repay their short-term production credit (crop Loan) within one year of disbursement of such loan. In effect, farmers who take loan up to Rs 3 lakh and make timely repayments will get access to zero interest credit facility,” the official said.

The NABARD will act as channel partner for reimbursement to banks against interest subvention amount claims.

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A certificate of area and crop being cultivated issued by circle officer will be accepted as valid documents by banks for issuance of Kisan Credit Card to the farmers, the notification said.

Benefit under the scheme will be extended to farmers availing KCC/crop production loan from commercial banks, APRB and APSCAB Ltd at the same terms and conditions prescribed by the RBI/ NABARD.

Chief Minister Pema Khandu has set a target of 7,500 farmers to be covered under the Chief Minister’s Krishi Rinn Yojana in this financial year.

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The district-wise or bank-wise target will be circulated separately to all District Collectors and concerned banks. This target will be reviewed later and any bank which fails to meet the stipulated target would be reported to the RBI and Department of Financial Services, he said.

Moreover, the circle officers will function as Financial Extension Officers of the state government and also help the banks in timely recovery of crop loans. (IANS)

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Arunachal Woman Anshu Jamsenpa scripts History by Unfurling Indian Flag at Mt. Everest for fourth time

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama had on April 2 this year flagged off the mountaineer's double ascent expedition from Guwahati in Assam

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Mount Everest, Wikimedia

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh’s Anshu Jamsenpa on Tuesday scripted history of a sort by becoming the first Indian woman to scale the Mount Everest for the fourth time. She will attempt a double ascent to the world’s highest peak to make it a total five successful climbs.

Jamsenpa, a mother of two, started at 1.45 a.m. on May 13 for her climb and reached the Everest top at 9 a.m. on Tuesday to unfurl the national flag.
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama had on April 2 this year flagged off the mountaineer’s double ascent expedition from Guwahati in Assam.
Jamsenpa scaled the Mount Everest twice in May 2011 and again scaled the peak on May 18 in 2013.

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If she is successful with her double ascent this time, Jamsenpa will set a record five climbs of Mt Everest.

She started the summit expedition after 38 days of acclimatisation at the Everest Base Camp from April 4 to May 12.

“The good news is that she is absolutely well and fine and shall attempt a double expedition,” her spokesperson said.

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Jamsenpa spoke to officials at the Everest Base Camp and in Kathmandu over satellite phone from the world’s tallest peak after unfurling the tricolour and clicking testimonial photos.

Her health is stated to be perfectly fine and she is descending now to the base camp.

She acknowledged the support extended by State Bank of India, North Eastern Council, Numaligarh Refinery Limited, North Eastern Electric Power Corporation, Arunachal Pradesh government and all her previous associates for her success.

Jamsenpa is motivated and energised to try the double ascent if conditions remain favourable. (IANS)

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