AAPSU ‘s Core Committee on refugee
ITANAGAR, Oct 6: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has constituted a
4-member Core Committee with former AAPSU and North East Students’ Organization (NESO)
secretary Gumjum Haider as Chairman with Prof Nani Bath of Rajiv Gandhi University,
Secretary NESO Pritam Sonam, former AAPSU finance secretary Debia Muj and Chairman,
Refugee Affairs AAPSU (2009-10) Tobom Dai as members.
The core committee members will guide and advise AAPSU as and when required and will
also coordinate the proposed state-wide protest rallies as well as in Delhi.
RBI to issue banknotes with additional security features
ITANAGAR, Oct 6: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will be issuing Rs. 50, Rs. 500
and Rs. 1000 banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi Series - 2005 with new and additional
security features, like ascending size of numerals in the number panels, bleed lines,
enlarged identification mark.
Further, Rs. 5 coins to commemorate golden jubilee of 1965 Indo-Pak War and Rs. 10
coins to commemorate International Day of Yoga will also be put into circulation.
13th RGU Convocation
ITANAGAR, Oct 6: The 13th Convocation of Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) will be held
in the last part of November this year (tentatively during November 23-30), according
to a university release.
Itanagar Councillor kidnap suspect
New Delhi, Oct 6: A councillor from Itanagar Municipality Arunachal Pradesh is one
of the main suspects in abduction of an Assam-based doctor who was allegedly kidnapped
The doctor has since returned home after 12 days but Police says that - based on
leads obtained through technical surveillance - the incident has also brought under
scanner the guest records of Assam Bhavan and Arunachal Bhavan in Delhi, where the
prime suspect in the case is believed to have stayed. PTI
HC Puja vacation
ITANAGAR, Oct 6: The Itanagar Permanent Bench of the Gauhati High Court will remain
closed from October 19 to November 3 on account of Puja vacation, including Durga
Puja and Muharram.
The officers and staff of the Registry will attend the office as per roster arrangement
during the vacation period except second and fourth Saturdays, Sundays and gazette
Limitation will not run during the vacation period, according to a HC notification.
APIC bid farewell to Thongchi
ITANAGAR, Oct 6: The Arunachal Pradesh Information Commission has bid farewell to
Chief Information Commissioner, Y.D.Thongchi in a programme at the APIC office.
Speaking on the occasion, Y.D.Thongchi said that the objective of the State Information
Commission is to ensure transparent working of other departments in the state. Commissioners,
officers and officials of APIC were present during the programme.
Lawmakers incapable, says NCP
as it hails Speaker
ITANAGAR, Oct 6: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has said that “by tendering
resignations from the Legislative Assembly Gabriel Denwang Wangsu and Wanglam Sawin
have proved that they are incapable of holding the important responsibility of a
lawmaker by succumbing to the pressure, undermining the interest of the common voters,
who had voted them to power”.
State NCP president Gicho Kabak hailed the decision of the Legislative Assembly Speaker
of Arunachal Pradesh to accept the resignations.
Kabak said that both the former legislators had miserably failed to live upto the
people’s aspirations and have betrayed their trust and faith.
2nd Quarter DLVMC meeting held
DAPORIJO, Oct 6: The District Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee, Upper Subansiri
held its second quarter meeting today at the Rijo Conference hall. Conducted by the
DRDA Daporijo, the meeting was chaired by DC cum CEO, Komkar Dulom and attended by
PD Sode Potom, PRI members, heads of departments, BDOs and DRDA officers and officials.
Performance reports for the year 2015-2016 upto September 2015 by the DRDA, PHED,
Power department and ICDS were presented in the meeting.
Komkar Dulom reviewed the performance of the CD blocks and requested the poor performers
to gear up their work as funds are released taking into account their performance.
He called upon all to put in quality work so that better output could be achieved.
The PD, DRDA explained the aims and objectives of the meeting to all present and
told the PRI members not to be disheartened and disinterested, but to keep up the
tempo of the ongoing works as performance mattered.
DLVMC member Tapa Dadi spoke on the occasion and appreciated the quality of work
and progress achieved by the PHED and power department in the district. He also advised
all the contractors awarded with projects to complete them on time and not to engage
in delaying tactics as it hampered the quality of work. He also urged the PRI members
to actively engage in monitoring work as they too were the stakeholders and had a
huge hand in ensuring the maintenance of quality work. DIPRO
Rabi vegetable trainings at Basar
BASAR, Oct 6: The progressive farmers and farm women from Gori-I, Gori-II, Gori-III,
Soi villages, Regi, Pagi and Disi villages were trained to grow winter vegetables
in Jhum, WRC fields and kitchen garden in two different programmes organised by ICAR
The training was imparted to increase the productivity of vegetable in Basar area
so that women farmers can earn extra income by selling the surplus vegetables in
New crops and new techniques of growing True Potato Seed (TPS), Spinach, Tomato,
Coriander, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Turnip, Chinese cabbage, Lai Patta, Radish, Pea,
Mustard, Broccoli, Knol-khol for crop diversification were demonstrated during the
training to the farmers and seeds were distributed to all participating farmers.
Inaugurating the trainings, Dr. R. Bhagawati, Joint Director of ICAR-AP Centre, Basar
appealed the growers to take care of growing vegetables for both nutritional security
and income generation for their livelihood improvement as well as to increase the
cropping intensity. A total of 147 farmers benefitted from the trainings launched
through Technology Demonstration Component Under NICRA (KVK) and Tribal Sub Plan
of the ICAR Basar Centre, stated an official release.
Meet resolves for urbanization
of Balijan town
ITANAGAR, Oct 6: A resolution to propose the state government for urbanization of
Balijan Township has been adopted in a public meeting held at the conference of hall
of Balijan ADC today.
The meeting was chaired by ADC Balijan Chukhu Takar and attended by PRI leaders,
GBs, HGBs, intellectuals, senior citizens, govt employees and like-minded public
of the area.
The meeting unanimously supported the move for urbanization of Balijan town and resolved
to put forward a proposal to the State Govt. for notification of the same.
ZPM Balijan Tana Puna Tara, who was also present in the meeting, assured his support
in bringing in all proceedings and procedurals at Govt., level constantly, informed
Balijan ADC in a release.
[T Wangchadong Memorial Football Tournament]
Lapnam FC complete semifinal lineup
ITANAGAR, Oct 6: Lapnam FC completed the semifinal line up at the first Thansen Wangchadong
Memorial Football Tournament after the team defeated Khonsa FC 3-1 in the fourth
quarterfinal at Nehru Stadium, Khonsa today.
Tezo Aran, Thinwang Lowang and Rajesh Tana scored one goal each for the winning team.
Winja Bangsia scored the consolation goal for Khonsa FC.
Khonsa Bazaar FC will play against Deomali FC in the first semifinal tomorrow at
12 pm and Lapnam FC will be up against Khunnu Youth FC in the second semifinal on
October 8, informed the organizing committee.
DC for early settlement of all
major claimants’ issues
SEPPA, Oct 6: East Kameng Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Kumar Singh asked the highway
construction companies and Land Revenue and Settlement Officer (LRSO) of the district
to solve all the major claimants’ issues of Pakke-Kessang by October 28.
Singh said that the construction works of the Trans Arunachal Highway should be carried
out smoothly in the working season setting a specific target. In case of any problems
related to land compensations or other issues it should be directly brought to the
notice of administration and police, he said.
The Deputy Commissioner was holding meeting with all the stakeholders of TAH, including
representative of Sushee Infra Pvt. Ltd. and Vijay Nirman, administrative officers
of line department, at his office chamber today.
He enquired about the plan of formation cutting of TAH in East Kameng and also set
a target of repair and maintenance of Seppa to Bana road by October 25. Singh also
assured to deploy police at specific stretches wherever low and order problem is
likely to arise. He asked the E&M engineers to procure 30 KR Transformer for Micro-
Hydel project at Pakke-Kessang to make it functional.
The road from Seppa to Sede would be completed along with drains and culverts within
the next three months and Seppa to Bana and Sede to Rillo road would be taken up
next year, said Sushee Infra Pvt Ltd. vice president Venkat Rao.
It was also decided in the meeting, among others, to start WT station at Bana, deploy
police at Bana Bridge to prevent movement of heavy vehicles and to issue notification
of Rotte Tara quarry and to maintain of tourist lodge at Bana. DIPRO
Field Day on Rice CAU-R 1 organised
PASIGHAT, Oct 6: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, East Siang, College of Horticulture and Forestry,
Central Agricultural University, Pasighat organised a field day on Paddy variety
CAU-R1 at Gobo village under Ruksin block of East Siang district.
SMS Plant Protection of the KVK, Toge Riba gave first hands on demonstration for
calculation and comparison of rice varieties grown in the district. Amongst the comparison
of cultivated varieties, CAU-R1 scored better. Progressive farmer Kosang Taloh of
Gobo village shared his experience on cultivation of the rice variety CAU-R1.
The CAU-R1 was released from Directorate of Research, Central Agricultural University,
Imphal, Manipur in 2008. The variety is glutinous rice which is preferred by the
people of the district.
The variety was introduced in Arunachal Pradesh by KVK East Siang in 2009 under the
On Farm Trial (OFT) programme for accessing the suitability of the variety in the
district. The variety gave yield at par with local variety Deku and also had better
taste preference. Encouraged with the results of OFT, the programme was extended
to different locations within the district and subsequently to Lower Dibang Valley
and Upper Siang. In 2014 the variety CAU-R1 was cultivated in an area of 120 hectares
in East Siang district under National Food Security Mission programme on Rice and
FLD programme of KVK East Siang. For larger adoption of the variety in the state,
seeds of CAU R-1 were also provided to other districts of the state through KVKs
for accessing the suitability of variety in respective districts.
Farmers trained on farm mechanization
ITANAGAR, Oct 6: In all 40 farmers took part in a day-long training held on farm
mechanisation in hilly regions through application of engineering and technology
in different agricultural operations, at Paya village in Anjaw district on Monday.
During the training, SMS, Soil & Water Conservation Engineering, spoke on the importance
of farm mechanization in hilly regions through use of implements suitable for hilly
regions, right from the seed bed preparation to harvesting and threshing of crops,
using power point presentation. He explained that small holding farmers can opt for
these low cost implements as they result in drudgery reduction, higher productivity,
value addition and reduction in labour requirement in fields. He also explained about
the feasibility of drip irrigation system in undulating terrain and sloppy lands,
whose earlier results showed higher yields especially, in undulating topography with
scarce water resources.
KVK Anjaw farm manager, Prasanta Mahanta was also spoke on the occasion.
Shaaksar Bharat Mission employees cry for regularization
ITANAGAR, Oct 6: Inordinate delay in releasing of honorarium and salary of contractual
teachers is nothing new in Arunachal Pradesh. The latest to bear the brunt is Saakshar
Bharat Mission employees, who are reportedly waiting for their honorarium since July
In a representation to Minister Education, a copy of which was made available to
Secretary Education and Deputy Director School Education, the employees under the
aegis of All Arunachal Pradesh Saakshar Bharat Mission Employee’s Association (AAPSBMEA)
demanded for immediate regularization of SBM employees and enhancement of honorarium.
The association also sought for establishment of Adult Education Center (AEC) at
1653 gram panchayats and immediate supply of teaching learning materials including
computer sets to all the district and block coordinators.
The Govt of India launched SBM in September 2009 with objective to impart functional
literacy to non-literate persons from age group of 15 to 35 years. Subsequently,
Arunachal Pradesh had launched SBM on March 2011.
GSU to press for introducing traditional dress in schools
ITANAGAR, Oct 6: The Galo Students’ Union (GSU) will press for introducing traditional
dress for students at least once in a week in schools of West Siang, Ramle Bango
and Upper Subansiri area. It was decided in a meeting of the union yesterday.
Besides, the meeting chalked out the union’s future plans and programmes for the
welfare of the students. The union gave priority on development of school infrastructure,
proper implementation of Right To Education Act in schools, finding out various problems
faced by the students and schools and collection of information on various sanctioned
developmental schemes and take up the issues with authorities concerned for early
The meeting further decided to start school visit programme in January next year.
Inspection reveals plight of schools
ITANAGAR, Oct 6: Dereliction of duty by teachers, poor and insufficient infrastructure,
including desks and benches and lack of repair and maintenance are some common problems
in the schools of Arunachal Pradesh. This is what the team of PRI leaders of Balijan
and Balijan Circle Youth Association (BCYA) found during their unannounced visit
to five schools of Balijan area on Monday.
The team, including Anchal Samity Chairperson of 5th Lower Balijan Teli Kai and BCYA
president Kuru Joram visited Vivekananda Kendriya Vidhyalaya, Balijan, Govt. Higher
Secondary School, Balijan, Govt. Primary School, Lower Tubung, Govt. Primary School
Garung, and Govt. Primary School, Ghai.
At Govt. Higher Secondary School, Balijan, the team claimed to have found the old
girl hostel in a dilapidated condition without boundary wall/security fencing, water
supply facility and cook. The boarders prepare the meals themselves and collect water
from nearby ring-well for bathing and other purposes.
It was informed to the visiting team by the hostel superintendent that some miscreants
frequently sneak into the hostel without any permission.
While visiting Govt. Primary School, Garung, the team claimed to have found the school
closed at 11 am. Neither teacher nor students were seen in and around the school
at that time. The classroom doors were kept locked as if there was a holiday in the
school, the team further claimed.
When enquired, the school management committee chairperson told the team that it
was a routine affair of the school and the teachers.
“They hardly take classes for an hour and go before noon,” the SMC chairperson said.
At Govt. Primary School, Ghai, the team found not a single desk or bench inside the
While taking serious note of the findings, the BCYA appealed to the education minister,
the local MLA, the DDSE and the ZPM of Lower Balijan to take necessary action against
those responsible for the betterment of the students. The association also demanded
for replacing the male superintendent of the GHSS, Balijan with a female teacher
and issue show cause notice to the Headmaster In-charge of Govt. Primary School,
Garung (Karbi), Balijan.
‘No politics, just development issue’
ITANAGAR, Oct 6: The on-going public movement vis-à-vis construction of Trans-Arunachal
Highway in Longding-Kanubari sector is purely a development issue. The statement
quoting one self-styled head of Wancho People’s Committee in a recent report published
in sections of media is an ill-conceived intention to fan political sentiments for
vested interest, said Congress leader Gabriel D. Wangsu.
“For years the people have been witnessing the bitter experiences of having to bear
the brunt of far-below standard of works of many important projects. Many important
roads and other projects including those on sensitive Indo-Myanmar sector of Longding
district were either left incomplete or official specifications not followed. Hence,
public have genuine reasons to be apprehensive about the past and current projects,
especially with all concomitant issues remaining unresolved, he said.
Further, the dragging of name of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki in the issue or for that
matter associating him to one Nabam Tulon is just irresponsible and a cheap attempt
to draw undue mileage, Wangsu said.
No development issue be painted with political color anywhere in Arunachal Pradesh
including in Kanubari, and anybody found doing so would be a risky preposition in
the given circumstances, he added.
Impartial enquiry sought
ITANAGAR, Oct 6: The Arunachal Anti-Corruption Union (AACU) has in a letter to the
state Chief Secretary today appealed to him to order an impartial enquiry into the
alleged pick and choose manner of appointment under Banderdewa Western Forest Circle.
The Union has alleged favouritism over appointment of various candidates for the
post of LDC, UDC, Draughtsman, PI and Forest Guard.
Fishing, hunting banned
ITANAGAR, Oct 6: In a meeting convened by the All Bassar Nallo Youth Association
(ABYA) at Bassar Nallo Middle School which was attended by GBs, PRI members and general
public, it was decided to ban hunting, fishing and selling of natural resources in
the area. The members also informed that violators will also be imposed a fine of
RD conducts MGNREGA convergence meeting
ITANAGAR, Oct 6: A meeting was held today in the conference hall of SIRD to converge
MGNREGA with other line department's programme.
Explaining the objectives of the meeting, Director Rural Development, B. Basar highlighted
that GoI MoRD implemented various CSS schemes like MGNREGA, IAY, NRLM, IWMP apart
from programmes of some other line departments which implemented various CSS programme
having essential labour component.
Basar informed that the outcomes of all these schemes implemented by the different
departments were unable to reach the optimum target due to constraint of fund and
manpower etc. To overcome the back drop, to achieve the target and to bridge the
gap between another department and to create visible permanent and durable asset
in the rural areas, a comprehensive convergence framework roadmap needs to be drawn
in consultation with the line department.
Dy. Director SIRD Dr. Rakesh Srivastava explained in detail the concept of convergence.
Representatives from other departments explained their views on the roadmap to make
convergence to be possible.
GBs not getting honorarium
ITANAGAR, Oct 6: Informing that the GBs of Sagalee administrative circle have not
received their honorarium since 2013, the Arunachal Pradesh Gaon Burah & Gaon Burish
Welfare Association has in a representation to the state Chief Secretary today appealed
to him to look into the issue.
The Association also questioned the new appointments, which it claimed were made
during the last three years. How can the government appoint new GBs when it has not
yet paid honorariums to already serving ones since the past 3 years, it questioned.
SHG members trained on book-keeping
ROING, Oct 6: Members of eight Self Help Groups from Meka block attended a day-long
training on book keeping conducted by AAMYA, a local NGO here on Monday.
Record maintenance being the most important component of SHG functioning, the participants
were imparting training on how to maintain records as per the format of NABARD, said
AMYAA secretary R K Paul Chawang. He further informed that qualifying of grading
is essential to availing bank-credit linkage.
He further informed the members about the available subsidized central government
schemes of NABARD for the financial year 2015-16 in dairy, poultry, rabbits rearing
etc. The participants were also urged to give due importance to correct maintenance
of records as it is mandatory for SHGs grading.
ACS serves ultimatum to PWD minister
ITANAGAR, Oct 6: The Arunachal Anti-Corruption Sena (AACS) has given 10 days ultimatum
for repairing the NH-415 from Banderdewa to Itanagar.
In its ultimatum served to the PWD minister, while saying that the portion of the
road is turning from bad to worse, the organisation threatened to launch democratic
movement if the repair work doesn’t start within the stipulated time.
NBCC conference held
ITANAGAR, Oct 6: The 14th Mission Conference cum Mission 2015 of Nyishi Baptist Church
Council was successfully held at Baptist Church Model village. Attending the programe,
Parliamentary Secretary Urban Development Techi Kaso released the NBCC Mission 2015
The members of All Nyapin Area Youth Welfare Association repaired the wire rope suspension
bridge over Kiding River between Upper and Lower Nyapin on October two.