ITANAGAR, Aug 4: Deputy Commissioner cum District Magistrate of Itanagar Capital
Complex has banned selling of meat along the NH-52 A in the Capital Complex. Anyone
found indulging in such activities will be booked under appropriate provisions of
Law, said a statement.
Penalty imposed on DDSE
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: A penalty of Rs.25000 under section 20 (1) RTI Act 2005 has been
imposed on DDSE Yupia TT Tara by the Arunachal Pradesh Information Commission (APIC)
for deliberately defying orders in connection to a appeal case made by one Tacha
John for seeking information.
Proposed FTI site inspected
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: Information & Public Relations Director C M Longphong accompanied
by AE WRD subdivision, Itanagar Er. Tarak Sima and JE WR Poma section Prakash
Tayam and villagers of the area today inspected the proposed film institute site
The survey was done to oversee the preparation for the contour map of the area to
be submitted to Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Kolkata.
APCTA to join nation-wide cease-work strike
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: All Arunachal Pradesh College Teacher's Association (APCTA) in its
executive meeting has decided to join the nation-wide cease work and hunger strike
being called by the All India Federation of University & College Teachers' Organisation
(AIFUCTO) on Aug 7 next.
The demands of AIFUCTO includes immediate constitute of VII Pay Review Committee,
MHRD approval of UGC decisions on 3rd Amendments of UGC Regulations - 2010 and Ph.D.
Regulations 2009, scraping of Academic Performance Indicator (API), roll back of
Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) & Central Universities (CU) Bill 2013, extension
of dates for RC and OC upto December 2015, UGC Pay Scales for all categories of teachers
of the country and halt on commercialisation of Higher Education.
LSU reacts to allegations
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: The Likabali Students Union (LSU) has strongly condemned the allegations
leveled against MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary Transport & Supply, Jomde Kena by
Likabali Unemployed Youth Association (LUYA).
Reacting to the press statement of LUYA published in this daily on Aug 4, the Union
said Association’s demand for removal of Kena alleging his involvement in land grabbing
and corruption has no justification. The land has been allotted to Kena after fulfilling
all the formalities, it said. Regarding a case in Basar court against Kena on alleged
corruption, the Union said it is the law to decide over the allegation.
On development front, the Union said, Kena has initiated many developmental activities
such as creation of PWD division at Gensi and creation of PHED division at Likabali,
upgradation of Gensi circle office to EAC office, PMGSY road to Litemori village
and Bali village, water supply of Likabali township, route to Kane village, electrification
at Kangku circle and multi-storey building at CHC Likabali and many more.
The Union urged the Association to refrain from issuing such statement and rather
work together for proper development of the constituency.
ITW members meet CM
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: A delegation of Itanagar Traffic Warden (ITW) today met Chief Minister
Nabam Tuki and placed their two point memorandum. As a symbolic gesture, the traffic
wardens went on a foot march from IG Park to CM Bungalow. The demands of the wardens
include immediate regularisation of job and salary hike. Chief Minister reportedly
assured to look into their demands and patiently heard their grievances. “The Chief
Minister appreciated our work and said he will personally take up the matter. He
assured to soon hold a meeting with senior government officials and discuss our issue
with them,” claimed one of the traffic warden who met the Chief Minister.
Medical allowance for Pensioners enhanced
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: The state Cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister
Nabam Tuki last evening, has approved the enhancement of fixed medical allowance
from Rs 300 to Rs 500 in respect of pensioners and family pensioners of the state
government. The enhancement comes into effect from 1st December 2014. The move is
expected to boost the morale of the pensioners and their family members as well as
serving state government employees.
The proposed enhancement has been long pending and was brought to the notice of the
Cabinet as a welfare measure for hundreds of state government employees, who have
retired after serving in the government for their whole life.
Guv wishes to Japan bound karate team
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, JP Rajkhowa has expressed his
immense happiness at the selection of six karate players from the state to represent
the country at World Championship in Japan.
In his message, the Governor said, “I am pleased to learn that a team comprising
six Karatekas, namely Nanu Sangha, Dari Lokam, Dunun Miyu,Tajar Nilling, Juna Dada
and Kambung Wangsa led by coach Yarda Niki from our State has been selected to represent
the Country at the ensuing World Championship in Japan to be held from August 13
to 18, 2015. It is a matter of great pride and honour that sportsmen and women of
Arunachal Pradesh are participating in such prestigious International competitions
and representing India due to their sheer merit and performance.”
The Governor wished all the best to the entire team and hoped they will bring laurels
for the state and the country with their outstanding performance, in their respective
categories, in the upcoming championship.PRO to Raj Bhawan
DDSE stresses on team work for complete eradication of drug menace
TEZU, Aug 4: Lohit DDSE Mana Linggi today stressed on team work for eradication of
drug and opium menace from the society.
Presiding over the inaugural session of the two days state-level anti-drug awareness
programme for teachers, PRI members, SMCs, BRCCs and NGOs from Lohit and Anjaw districts
being held at BRC Hall here, Linggi has exhorted all the members present to extend
their support and play a pivotal role in spreading awareness on ill effects of drugs
and opium among students and society. “Complete eradication of drugs and opium menace
will lead to a developed society,” she observed.
Neelam Siram, State Project Coordinator SSA Rajya Mission, earlier highlighted the
aims and objectives of the programme. “All teachers and responsible citizens have
their share of responsibility to educate the students and society about the detrimental
effects of drug and opium abuse,” he said.
Medical Officer Dr. Pema Yonton and Pill Thakur, District Programme Coordinator SSA
Tezu were the resource persons during technical session of the programme.
Two days programme is being organised by the SSA Rajya Mission, Itanagar. DIPRO
Breast feeding week
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: ICDS Project, Itanagar organised an informative cum awareness programme
on breast feeding as part of the World Brest Feeding Week celebration at Nitivihar
Angawadi centre, here today.
The importance of breast feeding as well as adverse effect of feeding artificial
substitute milk to children was explained in detail to the attending mothers in the
Dr. Morik Bagra, Medical Officer of Itafort Dispensary dealt in length about the
importance, correct position and advantages of breast feeding.
CDPO SC Tok urged all the participants to make use of what they have learnt practically
and share the same to their friends and relatives accordingly. He also highlighted
on IMS Act, 1992 amended in 2003 [(Infant Milk Substitutes) Feeding Bottles and Infant
Foods], PWDV Act, 2005, POCSO Act, 2012 and Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection
of Children) Act, 2000.
Social Worker and Ward Member Bengia Takap asked all Anganwadi workers and helpers
of the area to carry out their duties and responsibilities effectively.
Field officials of the Project C Lowangcha and N. Thongon also spoke about the importance
of the celebration.
A baby show competition was also organised.
Around 100 women and adolescent girls from nearby areas attended the programme.
Public alleges poor health service at Wakro CHC
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: Alleging poor health service delivery at Wakro Community Health
Centre (CHC) run by NGO Pravas Janhit Seva Sansthan, the panchayat leaders of Wakro,
on behalf of the public, have urged the Health Minister to terminate the agreement
with NGO to run the CHC and hand it over to the State Government.
The Panchayat leaders, who also happen to be the hospital management committee members,
in a complaint letter to the Health Minister stated that health care delivery at
the CHC has gone from bad to worse since the NGO took over the charge of the hospital
two years ago.
Doctors, particularly allopathic, remain absent from duty for most the days in the
month and there are no laboratory technicians for blood tests, expert technicians
to operate X-rays. Ultrasound machine etc for which patients have to go nearby private
The health centre remains closed for many days for want of doctors as they are frequently
transferred from the CHC, the claimed. Such patients are often referred to Assam
Medical Hospital at Dibrugarh, they said. They also alleged non-availability of medicines
in the hospital.
Entrepreneurship development training at Ykg
YINGKIONG, Aug 4: A week-long entrepreneurship development training programme for
women under gender budget organised by District Industries Centre here commenced
All together 25 women trainees are attending the training programme.
Upper Siang ADC Tapik Pertin, who attended the inaugural function, suggested all
women trainees to attend the training sincerely and regularly and take full advantage
of the training.
DDI Marme Kato Loya highlighted the objective of the training.
DLRSO Mikyi Boje, DFDO Kenbom Chisi and CDPO Gyamar Gagung also attended the inaugural
function and gave valuable suggestions to the trainees. DIPRO
DHTE urged for shifting of polytechnic college to its permanent site
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: The Polytechnic College Development Committee Layang has urged the
Director of Higher and Technical Education for shifting of the Govt. Polytechnic
College, Layang to its permanent location.
Complain against EE
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: The All Arunachal Pradesh Unemployed Union (AAPUU) in a complaint
against the Executive Engineer of Ziro Electrical Division has alleged of misappropriation
and embezzlement of public money. The union wrote to the chief minister in this regard.
State chess team leaves for NE Chess Championship
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: Eight chess players from Arunachal Pradesh under the banner of Arunachal
Pradesh Chess Association (APCA) left here yesterday for Duliajan Assam to participate
in the FIDE rated 15th OIL North Eastern States Chess Championship 2015 to be held
from August 5 to 11.
APCA vice president Getor Lombi is the Team Manager.
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: Nirjuli United Football Club beat FC Doimukh by a solitary goal
in a group level match in the 6th Eagle Trophy Football Tournament at Rajiv Gandhi
Stadium, Naharlagun today.
The all important goal was scored by Jumdo Padu in the 26th minute.
Earlier, NUFC played out a goalless draw against APP on the inaugural day.
In another match of the day, Capital Complex SC (CCSC) beat Bamang Taji Football
Club (BTFC) 3-2 in an evenly poised match.
CCSC shot into lead 15 minutes into the play through goal from Karli Ngomdir. BTFC
equalised it in the 30th minutes with goal from Tage That. Taba Isac scored another
goal in 34th minute to give of BTFC 2-1 lead at half time.
Tadar Kojum of CCSC neutralised the goal by scoring in 51 minutes (2-2). Tamuk Taja
scored the winner for CCSC in 77 minutes.
Helicopter with three people goes missing in Tirap
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: A Pawan Hans Dauphin Vt-phk helicopter which took off from Khonsa
on Tuesday morning has gone missing. The chopper with two pilots and Deputy Commissioner
of Tirap, Kamlesh Joshi took off from Khonsa for Longding at 10:15 hours.
Department of Civil Aviation stated that Air Traffic Control (ATC) Chabua contacted
the pilot of the helicopter, five minutes after departure when the pilot is reported
to have informed that they were flying towards Longding. However it soon lost contact
The normal flying time between Khonsa and Longding is 15 minutes.
Khonsa was foggy and drizzling when the chopper took off, the SP Tirap Jasmeet Singh
IPS said when contacted by this daily. At around 11.15 AM when the chopper did not
land at its destination, SP Tirap office was contacted after which all police stations
were alerted to look out for the chopper with a hope that it might had landed somewhere
in view of bad weather.
According to sources’, the chopper was to land at Longding and then at Changlang
before its onward journey to Mohanbari-Itanagar. The chopper had left Naharlagun
heliport just before 9 AM this morning.
Earlier, villagers of Kolagoan-Lamlo, north of Khonsa, reported sighting the chopper
at around 11.30 AM whereas Longding is west of Khonsa, according to police source.
The search operation was concentrated near Kulagaon in Tirap district but has since
been spread to two districts, according to SP Singh.
Today four Indian Air force and Pawan Hans’s choppers were pressed into rescue operation.
Changlang, Longding and Dibrugarh district administrations are in touch for the rescue
operation, said an official source.
Army and Air force along with state police will resume search and rescue operation
on Wednesday, Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi said.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki convened an emergency high level meeting with
Home Minister, Civil Aviation Minister, Chief Secretary, DGP and legislators of Tirap,
Changlang and Longding.
Chief Minister said that search and rescue operations to track the missing chopper
have been intensified. The District Administration, Police, all panchayat leaders
and local villagers of the nearby villages have been sounded for extending support
to the search operation. The Chief Minister has also sought help from Government
of India, while the Indian Air Force and Indian Army have been requested to help
the state in locating the missing chopper.
Army, IAF and Para-Military forces are continuing the search and rescue operations
in the area.
Earlier in the day, Chief Secretary Negi spoke to Home Secretary, Government of India
and informed about the incident.
The government of Arunachal had suspended the Pawan Hans service in 2011 after the
Late Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu died in a chopper crash. But it resumed its services
in last year.
Unconfirmed report states that the chopper was sighted at Thinsa, some 8 kilometres
from Khonsa late evening. However authorities are tight lipped on it. According to
highly placed sources, Mobile phone of one of the pilots was active till 8.30 PM
and a call was made. However no contact was established.
Chopper crashes in Arunachal Pradesh
Nov 1997: Four including a Union Minister of state for defence died in an Army chopper
crash near Tawang.
2001: Seven people including Late Education Minister Dera Natung and Education Secretary
Sangey Laden lost their lives in a Pawan Hans crash near Sessa in West Kameng.
2009: IAF’s AN-32 with 13 people crashed after taking off from Mechukha.
2010: A Pawan Hans crew member fell 10,000 feet to his death at Namsai, while trying
to close a door that had flung open during a flight.
Nov 2010: IAF’s MI 17 with 12 personnel on board crashed near Tawang
April 2011: 17 passengers died in Pawan Hans crash in Tawang
April 2011: Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and four others perished in a Pawan Hans
Chopper crash in Luguthang in Tawang district.
Illegal structures demolished
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: Several illegal structures were damaged and encroachers evicted
from the permanent state assembly road by the police personnel on the order of Capital
Complex Chief Estate Officer Talo Potom here today.
The CEO had cautioned against encroachment in public places and said that violators
will be booked under relevant sections of law. Carrying out earth cutting in and
around the Capital Complex will henceforth require permission from the office of
the Chief Estate Officer in the form of NOC as a measure to control encroachment
and prevention of manmade disaster, an order from the CEO informed.
It also said that the all allotments in the Capital region are leased allotments
and the government is the sole owner of the land including private allotted land.
Therefore, all shall obtain necessary permission for earth cutting and construction
activities in the Capital Complex. They should keep copy of such permission/NOC in
the site of the construction for the inspection of official of the CEO failing which
necessary action shall be initiated as deemed fit on the spot itself.
The order further informed that measurement of unauthorized occupation and damage
of public premises under section 10 of Arunachal Pradesh Public Premises Act 2003
has been initiated in the Capital Complex by the CEO.
Puroik community decries lack of basic facilities
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: The All Puroik Welfare Society Kurung Kumey and Kra-Daadi District
Unit have expressed disappointment over the lack of basic facilities in its area.
It informed that Govt Primary School Maching-Jeeping under Nyapin administrative
circle, Govt Primary School Tayer under Phassang circle, Govt Primary School at Rayek
under Palin circle Govt Middle School Polosang under Sarli circle and Govt Primary
School Lebia under Parsi Parlo circle are not functioning and the teachers posted
are drawing salary without any work.
The union blamed the contractors and concern officers for deliberately corrupting
the government schemes and not constructing the school buildings at the designated
place. While also saying that health care system has not yet reached out to the community,
it said that people from the community are still living under below poverty line
and that they are being deprived of government schemes.
It further said that bonded labour system still prevails in the society.
APRB team submits memo to CM
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: A team of officers from Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank (APRB), Head
Office, Naharlagun led by its chairman Akshay Kumar met the Chief Minister and submitted
a memorandum requesting him to help the only RRB in the State in providing security
and Non-Treasury Govt. Funds to Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank for business development
of the Bank.
During their meeting, the team informed the Chief Minister about roles played by
the APRB for the development of the rural masses of the State since its inception.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister has assured the bank officials to provide all possible
helps for the growth of the bank, claimed a bank release.
The team was accompanied by Arunachal Pradesh Rubber Board, Itanagar Chairman Likha
DRDA employees announces pen and tool down strike
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: All India DRDA Employees Association of Arunachal Pradesh Upper
Subansiri unit has decided to launch phase wise mass democratic movement in form
of pen and tool down strike in protest against non-fulfillment of its various demands
by the state government.
In its intimation letter to the Upper Subansiri Deputy Commissioner cum CEO, District
Rural Development Agency, the DRDA employees’ association of the district stated
that they are going to launch the first phase of the strike from August 12 to 13,
second phase from August 24 to 27, third phase from September 7 to 11 followed by
indefinite strike from September 27.
“The DRDA staff has been instrumental in ensuring implementation of various RD programmes
and schemes in Upper Subansiri since inception by virtue of their sincerity, hard
work, commitment and dedication but our relentless and noble services to the rural
poor couldn’t help us bring a secured future,” the association rued.
“Our service conditions are very pathetic and devoid of any service benefits. Even
our salaries are not paid regularly which is causing immense hardships to us. We
are the most ignored staff in the state and our long-standing prayer to absorb us
in line departments was never paid attention leaving the lives and services of the
DRDA employees of Daporijo and its family members at risk,” the association added.
CC Admn forms town vending committee
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: A meeting was convened regarding the constitution of the Town Vending
Committee today at Itanagar. Later a committee was formed with the Deputy Commissioner
as the Chairman and the Chief Municipal Executive Officer as the Member Secretary
of the Town Vending Committee Itanagar Capital Complex.
Habung Lampung EAC cum CMEO informed that as per the Arunachal Pradesh Street Vendors
(Protection of livelihood and regulation of street vending) Act 2011, it is to provide
protection of livelihood of urban street vendors and to regulate street vending which
would help regulate activities of the hawkers.
Stressing that the formation of such committee is the need of the hour, the Deputy
Commissioner Itanagar Capital Complex Mige Kamki added that the committee would help
check the influx of immigrants as well as the committee would be involved in providing
registration certificates to the street vendors. Recognising the rights of hawkers/vendors,
the DC stressed that safety of hawker items especially edible items are to be checked
regularly as one should not compromise with the quality of the products. He also
instructed the magistrates to randomly send edible items for test to laboratories
to ensure that the product is of good quality as most of the time, children are seen
consuming items from such hawkers.
Among others, Town Planner, Likha Suraj, Dy.SP (HQ), T.K. Nath, EAC, Itanagar, J.
Bomjen, Circle Officer, Naharlagun Neelam Teji had attended the meeting. DIPRO
Moyong inspects Pasighat market road construction
PASIGHAT, Aug 4: MLA Kaling Moyong along with engineers and leaders inspected the
ongoing CC road construction at Pasighat Market area this morning and declared the
road partially opened to public.
He instructed the executing agency to maintain quality and expedite the work to lessen
the misery of the business community as well as the common public.
According to PWD, which is the executing agency, the 2.6 KM CC road would connect
old fish market to Mirmir Charali. The project was started in November’14 last and
expected to complete soon. 1.5 KM DLC and 600 Mtrs PQB have already been completed.
Meanwhile, Moyong today released two Audio CDs namely “GIIDI-GOKTOM” (festival songs)
and “KONGKU RAAYO” (folk songs) sponsored by the Central Solung Festival Celebration
Committee, Pasighat. The first CD contains various festival related songs composed
and played during Lummer Dai’s 76th Birth anniversary, festival of indigenous faith
and culture and various mega cultural events of Adi community. The second CD contains
folk songs and lyrics of Nong Dai, Maksam Yomso, KK Upadhaya, Tayom Dai, Kaling Borang
and Delong Padung. DIPRO
Setback for badminton in Arunachal as BAI express inability to hold Sub-Junior Nationals
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: Setback for badminton in Arunachal Pradesh as Badminton Association
of India (BAI) has expressed its inability to hold the Sub-Junior National Badminton
Championships, 2015 at Itanagar due to lack of infrastructure.
BAI has taken the decision based on unfavourable report submitted by its two officials,
who in June last inspected indoor facilities available for badminton in Itanagar.
As per the report, BAI said, the existing infrastructure did not fulfill the mandatory
requirements for holding such national level championships. "There are only two badminton
halls each with two courts. The gallery for spectators and parents is very small
and is situated in one side of the hall," the reports stated.
"Further, the basic requirements like washrooms and change rooms are not enough and
not up to the mark. The warm up area is also very small. Hence, it will not be wise
to hold the championship at Itanagar with the existing facilities," the report said.
"In view of their unfavourable report, it is not possible to hold the tournament
with the existing infrastructure, BAI President Dr. Akhilesh Das Gupta said in his
letter to Arunachal State Badminton Association (ASBA) Secretary Bamang Tago.
It suggested ASBA to develop international level facilities for badminton tournaments.
"Once the infrastructure is developed, we will surely go for the bigger tournament,"
the BAI President assured.
He suggested ASBA to hold ranking tournaments first instead of going for the national
When contacted, ASBA Secretary Bamang Tago said that the news has come as setback
for badminton in Arunachal Pradesh definitely. But we are optimistic that we will
be able to hold the championships within the next few years.
He said all necessary infrastructure and allied facilities required for holding such
national championships would be come up in the state very soon as the Chief Minister
has kept Rs.10 crore in the budget for the purpose.
It is pertinent to mention here that Chief Minister Nabam Tuki personally met the
BAI President in New Delhi and had proposed for holding the Championship in Arunachal.
BAI, as a follow up action, had deputed its two officials to inspect facilities available
for badminton in Itanagar in June last.
Solung Festival Football Tournament
President XI, Giidi Yameng, Donyi-Polo Ganging win
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: President XI FC, Giidi Yameng FC and Donyi-Polo Ganging FC won their
respective matches in the Itanagar Solung Festival Football Tournament played at
DNG College playground here today.
President XI FC defeated Pameng Patang FC 2-1 in the first match of the day played
in the morning while Giidi Yameng FC trounced Ngargo Yameng FC 5-1 in a lopsided
For President XI, Nakkeng Perme and Tajum Tamir scored a goal each while Katam Tamuk
scored the only goal for Pameng Patang.
Donyi-Polo Ganging FC beat Donggin Yameng FC 2-1 in the third and last match of the
day played in the afternoon.
Batong Perme and Kajin Ratan were the scorers of the winning team. The consolation
goal for Donggin Yameng FC was scored by Matin Yaying, according to organising committee.
1. Sisang Yameng FC Vs Siang United FC- 7am.
2. Solung United FC Vs Abotani FC -2 pm
3. Banggo United FC Vs Siang Brother FC - 4pm
Under its Civic Action programme, the ITBP Hq stationed at Itanagar has donated toilet
blocks and distributed furniture and sanitary items to the students of Govt. Primary
and secondary school, Ganga respectively in a function held on Aug 3. Attending the
function, Education Minister Tapang Taloh lauded the ITBP for its contribution towards
development of Govt schools in the state. Officials from education department, ZPM
and local people were also present on the occasion.