ITANAGAR, Apr 25: Kumar Waii has been shunted from RWD Ministry to the Panchayat
and Cooperatives, according to a report.
RWD Ministry will now be looked after by the Chief Minister. Though a report says
that the move came after irregularities in awarding contracts in RWD, the main reason
is cited to be Waii’s rebellion against the Chief Minister.
Bame-Aalo road works to be completed in May
ITANAGAR, Apr 25: The first phase repairing works of the road stretch between Bame
and Aalo is likely to be completed in the next month while the repairing works of
Aalo main road from Sipu bridge point to Mebbu bridge will be taken in the second
phase in June.
This was informed by the site engineer of TK Engg. Consortium Pvt. Ltd, the executing
company, during a meeting convened by the West Siang Deputy Commissioner Pige LIgu
recently to discuss about maintenance of the road portion which is lying in a deplorable
condition. Repairing work also includes Blacktopping which will be started from the
Bame tri-junction point, the Engineer Gurumurthy said.
Ligu accompanied by Himar Ete, DD UD Basar inspected the ongoing repairing works
at Bame tri-junction point today and appealed to the villagers of Pushi Doke, Angu,
Bagra, Doji, Darka and Rigo to cooperate with executing company for early completion
of the road maintenance work.
Niba Hospital gets ISO certification
ITANAGAR, Apr 25: Niba Hospital, Papu Nallah, Naharlagun became the first private
hospital in the state to be certified the ISO 9001:2008.
The hospital founded in 1999 with just 20 beds and 14 staff has grown to a multi-specialty
hospital with 50 beds today. “Our aim is to provide the best possible healthcare
for the people of our state of which they are often deprived off. I hope Niba Hospital’s
ISO 9001:2008 certification will bring some changes on quality of healthcare services
in the state, Dr Nirmali Taba, MD of Niba Hospital said.
Setong Sena Stadium dedicated to the people
JAIRAMPUR, Apr 25: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today dedicated the newly constructed
Setong Sena Outdoor Stadium at Jairampur in Changlang district to the people of the
Present during the inauguration were Late Setong Sena’s mother and wife. Tuki, while
addressing the people paid rich tributes to former Cabinet colleague Late Setong
Sena, who hailed from Jairampur. He emotionally recalled his last visit to Jairampur
to inaugurate the T20 day-night cricket tourney in presence of the late leader.
Avenue plantation conducted to mark World Veterinary Day
ITANAGAR, Apr 25: The Arunachal Pradesh Veterinary Association (APVA) today celebrated
the World Veterinary Day 2015 by organising an avenue plantation at the Directorate
of AH & Vety Complex, Nirjuli and Livestock Health camp at Veterinary Hospital, Naharlagun.
While the Association members from different districts planted ornamental trees at
the complex of the new directorate, the vets led by Dr. Goliath Piel, SVO Vety. Hospital
Naharlagun organised livestock camp at Vety Hospital to commemorate the occasion.
Earlier on April 24, the APVA in its 9th general conference held at the Seminar Hall
of State Vety Council, Nirjuli adopted many important resolutions to uphold the dignity
of the profession and to update the professional knowledge of the vets serving in
various nook and corners of the state.
Youth Training Camp
ITANAGAR, Apr 25: A four days youth training camp was conducted for the selected
youths, who are working for the social upliftment in five districts, namely Namsai,
Tirap, Changlang, Lohit and Longding by Eknathji Janmashati Prava, Arunachal unit
at Namsai recently.
The camp aimed at upgrading the quality and improving the positive attitude of the
youths and inculcating in them the patriotic and cultural values with the ideals
of Vivekananda Kendra “Man making - nation building” through various sessions on
yoga, lecture, concentration and memory development games and group discussion.
Namsai Deputy Commissioner RK Sharma and Rupa ZPM Sange Tashi Thungdok addressed
the participants on the concluding day function.
State Taekwondo Championship at Hapoli from Apr 27
ITANAGAR, Apr 25: The 23rd State Level Taekwondo Championship, 2015 will begin from
April 27 at Multipurpose Indoor Stadium Hapoli, Lower Subansiri District.
The event is being organized by Lower Subansiri District Taekwondo Association.
MSME training for local weavers
ITANAGAR, Apr 25: With the objective to upgrade and hone the traditional skills of
local weavers for making them self dependent entrepreneurs, the Indian Institute
of Entrepreneurship - an organization under Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
(MSME) started a training programme on improved handloom weaving at Diyun Bazaar
of Changlang district on April 23.
Around 25 weavers from Diyun area are attending the training and they will be trained
on intricate design and product diversification.
The training is sponsored by Indian Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL)
in collaboration with National Schedule Tribes Finance and Development Corporation
Essay writing contest
ITANAGAR, Apr 25: Essay competitions are being conducted among students of class
eight to ten on life and teachings of Buddha by the 2559th Buddha Jayanti Joint Celebration
Committee (BJJCC) at King Cub Public School here on May 3 to mark the Buddha Jayanti
The topics of the competitions are “Life of Buddha,” “Teachings of Buddha” and “Buddha
“The purpose of this essay writing contest is to inspire the young writers to showcase
their creativity and thinking skills besides allowing them to learn and understand
about Buddhism,” said BJJCC President Dorjee Wangdi Thungon.
The 2559th Buddha Jayanti is being celebrated at Thupten Ga-Tseling Monastery Itanagar
on May 4.
Tree plantation cum cleanliness drive at DHS
ITANAGAR, Apr 25: In their continuing efforts to keep the complex of Directorate
of Health Services green and clean, the officers and staff on Friday planted saplings
besides cleaning the campus.
Dr. T. Kampu, Nodal Officer (Swacch Bharat),DDHS, (P&D), led the staff from the front
in the cleanliness drive with great enthusiasm.
Dr.K Nishing, DHS, Dr. Hage Tam, Joint DHS (Leprosy), and Dr. Moromor Lego, Joint
DHS (Establishment) also planted Royal Palm trees.
The Establishment section made record by cleaning almost three quintals of old office
Basic computer course
ITANAGAR:, Apr 25: A basic computer education course under BADP organized by Don
Bosco Youth Centre (DBYC) for Kurung Kumey and Kra Daadi districts commenced at DBYC
Inaugurating the training, Kurung Kumey Zilla Parishad Chairman Sangha Tagik stressed
the necessity of computer education for all. Tagik encouraged the participants to
attend the training sincerely to make themselves computer literate.
Fr. CD Mathai, Parish Priest spoke about Don Bosco Institutions and the unique training
programmes that is offered to youth over 132 countries in the world and added that
Don Bosco is second only to the Govt. of India in running technical schools and a
key player in skill development of youth in India under DBTech.
Kautuk Sharma, Deputy Director, Department of Skill Development and Employment Generation,
spoke of the vital role that computers play in every sphere of life and exhorted
the trainees to make good use of the training.
Yumlam Kaha, Deputy Director Social Justice, Empowerment and Tribal Affairs, Arunchal
Pradesh in his speech emphasized on acquiring the basic knowledge of computers for
everyone in today’s world. Kaha also spoke of the funds that his department is setting
aside for skill training of youth, especially girls.
Altogether, 45 registered participants from the two districts are attending the programme.
900 killed in Nepal earthquake, scores dead in India
Kathmandu, Apr 25: A powerful earthquake flattened houses and buildings in Nepal
today, killing nearly 900 people as the worst quake in 80 years destroyed the iconic
Dharhara tower and renowned Darbar Square in the heart of the capital.
The quake measuring 7.9 on Richter scale, which was followed by 16 aftershocks of
magnitude 4.5 or greater, killed 876 people including over 250 in Kathmandu and left
several thousands injured and hundreds missing across the country.
The earthquake around 11:56 am with epicentre at Lamjung, around 80 kilometers northwest
of Kathmandu, had its impact in several cities in Bihar, West Bengal and UP and tremors
were felt across vast stretches of east and northeast India.
It was also felt in Southern and Western parts of India, China, Bhutan and as far
as Pakistan and Bangladesh.
At least 180 bodies have been retrieved from the debris of two-century old nine-storey
landmark Dharhara tower in the centre of the capital.
Kathmandu's Darbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage site, was completely damaged in
the quake which was the worst to hit Nepal and surrounding regions after the earthquake
of 8.4 magnitude which occurred along the Nepal-Bihar border in 1934.
At least 36 people were today killed and close to 200 injured in various parts of
the country in the earthquake which destroyed or damaged several houses and buildings.
Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, bordering Nepal, were the worst affected parts
of India in the quake measuring 7.9 on Richter Scale.
With Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself monitoring the situation and issuing directives,
massive rescue and relief operations were initiated on war-footing basis.
The death toll in various parts of the country is 36, Minister of State for Home
Affairs Kiren Rijiju told reporters here tonight.
Of them, 23 died in Bihar, eight in Uttar Pradesh and five in West Bengal.
133 people were injured in Bihar and 43 in Uttar Pradesh, he said, adding more "sadly"
15 children were injured in West Bengal. The Prime Minister, who took stock of the
situation at a high-level meeting here, directed immediate dispatch of rescue and
relief teams, including medical staff, to the affected areas.
He also spoke to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Bihar Chief Minister
Nitish Kumar, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan
Kumar Chamling and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
The central government's Crisis Management Committee, headed by Cabinet Secretary
Ajit Seth, is holding regular meetings to keep a watch on the situation.
Home Secretary L C Goyal said five teams of National Disaster Response Force, comprising
45 personnel each, were dispatched to Bihar and Uttar Pradesh for conducting rescue
and relief operations.
"Our focus is on rescue operations. The damage assessment will follow in some time,"
Rijiju said rescue and relief teams have been sent to Patna, Supaul, Muzaffarpur,
Darbhanga, Gopalganj in Bihar and Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has expressed deep shock over
the death of hundreds of people and destruction of properties caused by the earthquake
in Nepal and several parts of India.
The APCC prayed for the quick recovery of thethose injured and well-being of the
affected people and conveyed heartfelt condolences to the families of earthquake
Anshu Jamsenpa and her entourage are safe. They are at Gorakchep Camp en-route to
Everest Base Camp.
President, Arunachal Mountaineering and Adventure Sports Association (AMASA) Tsering
Wange, who is Anshu’s husband, was able to establish contact with her, only after
harrowing four hours of the devastating earthquake.
He said that though there have been some damages and casualties, her team members
are all fine.
Wange said that though the team is shaken by the experience, they are managing well.
A decision on continuation of the expedition is expected to be taken shortly. This
is the fourth attempt of Anshu Jamsenpa to scale the Mount Everest.
Funds for vital BADP and central schemes embezzled in Anjaw
AACJM says Pul has put National Security at stake
ITANAGAR, Apr 25: Barely few weeks after expelled Congress MLA and former Finance
Minister Kalikho Pul kicked up a storm by giving sensational press statements claiming
Tuki led Government in Arunachal Pradesh is going through severe financial crisis
due to the financial mismanagement, the Anjaw MLA has been alleged of serious corruptions
by his own people.
In a press conference held at Press Club today, Anjaw Anti Corruption Jagruti Movement
(AACJM), a Hayuliang based anti-corruption group claimed that former Finance Minister
Kalikho Pul is involved in various scams and loot in the name of development in Anjaw
district and has put the national security at risk. The group demanded the state
government to institute a Special Investigation Team (SIT) or Central Bureau Intelligence
(CBI) to probe the scam.
Armed with RTI documents substantiating their claims, AACJM alleged that the funds
sanctioned under Border Areas Development Programme (BADP) worth lakhs of rupees
meant for Border out posts at Rohcham, Kapapu, Hotspring and Glotonglat (located
at Chaglagam and Walong) have been misappropriated by Hayuliang MLA without execution
of work. Some of the projects alleged of embezzled are of c/o of 4’ wide cc path
from Chaglagam to Rohcham BoP Rs.85.00 lacs, c/o of FSB at Glotonglat patrol route
of Rs.16.00 lacs, and c/o of Huts for Jawans at Rohcham BoP of Rs. 16.00 lacs. The
anti-corruption group also claimed that such deep-rooted corruption practiced by
Kalikho Pul has put the national security at risk as the funds for infrastructural
development of Anjaw district have been siphoned off without completion of any work.
It also said that such practice has also put the lives of the soldiers at risk, as
they need better infrastructure and communication to guard the international border.
AACJM member Bihenso Pul alleged that there are numerous dubious and bogus projects
under SPA, NEC, PMGSY and NLCPR being executed by Kalikho Pul which exists in official
documents only but not on the ground. Under NEC, PMGSY and NEC, C/o Road from Tafraliang
to Tahogam amounting Rs. 9.00 lacs was already spent under NEC, however another project
is being implemented over the same project under PMGSY. It also claimed that the
motorable suspension Manchal Bridge of Rs.1300.00 lac executed by M/s Muhilum Pul
enterprise has no physical progress but 90 percent of the funds have been already
AACJM also claimed that similar bogus projects were executed under BADP. The C/o
Foot Suspension Bridge(FSB) over Dalai 120 meters at Chaglagam of Rs.48.00 lacs
and FSB over Lati(150 meters) of Rs.34.00 lacs does not exist in reality, it alleged.
Bihenso Pul stated that few government officers are hands in glove with the local
MLA in embezzlement of the centrally and state sponsored schemes funds. It also alleged
that Anjaw MLA of indulging in illegal land grabbing of the government lands. “Kalikho
Pul misuses his power and position to grab the government land and exploit innocent
people” the group added.
It also alleged that the former Finance Minister had converted the community land
of Meyor community (a marginalized community) into reserve forest by forging signatures.
When the malicious move was protested by the community members, many were physically
charged and abused and some of them put behind the bars, AACJM said.
It said that the civil right group of the district wrote to Asian Human Rights group
complaining about atrocity against the Meyor Community by Pul but no justice has
been done so far.
On being asked whether the AACJM is a politically motivated and affiliated to political
rival group of former the Finance Minister, the members refuted and clarified that
the movement is part of their long pending strategy. Meanwhile, MLA Kalikho Pul was
unavailable when this daily tried to establish contact for his reaction over the
State govt has no right to continue: BJP
ITANAGAR, Apr 25: The Bharatiya Janata Party, Arunachal Pradesh said that the Nabam
Tuki led Congress Govt in the state is responsible for the precarious financial situation
in the state and has no morale right to continue in office. The financial condition
of the State under the present Chief Minister Nabam Tuki is deplorable and has severely
hit the Aam Aadmi, a Party statement read.
The Party has expressed serious concern over alleged financial breakdown in Arunachal
Pradesh following the Reserve Bank of India directives to stop to State Bank of India
to stop all the payments on behalf of the government of Arunachal Pradesh with immediate
effect as the account of the state Government has been overdrawn in excess of the
arrangements agreed upon with RBI.
The present ruling Congress govt has blatantly failed in all fronts to live-up to
the minimum expectation of the people of the State; owing to their high handedness
indulging in violating prudent fiscal management and discipline in the State, the
A State level delegation of the Bharatiya Janata Party will call on Governor of Arunachal
Pradesh on the issue. The Bharatiya Janata Party, Arunachal Pradesh will fight tooth
and nail on the mal-governance and massive financial miss-managements in the state
and would lay out series of State-wide protests shortly to protect the well being
of the people of the state, the message read.
PPA for imposition of financial emergency
ITANAGAR, Apr 25: With the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) directing the State Bank of
India (SBI) to stop all the payments on behalf of the state government, the stage
is clear for the imposition of financial emergency in the state without any further
delay, said Peoples' Party of Arunachal (PPA) while referring to its memorandum submitted
earlier to the Governor seeking his intervention in financial management.
Addressing a party meeting on the alleged growing of corruption in the state here
today, PPA CWC chairman Kamen Ringu said that the financial crises are the results
of mindless fiscal mismanagement in the state, it is not because of the birth of
NITI Ayog replacing the Planning Commission.
“Unaccounted public money to the tune of crores were used for buying off the rival
candidates representing mostly Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in the recently concluded
Assembly Election 2014 which is one of the prime reasons for the financial bankruptcy
in the state today. The use of public money during the elections led to situations
wherein 11 candidates withdrew from the election fray after filing of the nominations.
The voters of those constituencies are to be equally blamed because of their tacit
involvement in vote buying practices,” said Ringu adding that “This is against the
very sprit of democracy as huge unaccounted transaction of public money took place
between the withdrawing candidates and ruling government”.
"Political corruption in the state is also encouraged through the defection of Legislators
from one party to another party which involves huge unaccounted public money paid
to the defecting legislators. This has prevented the growth of genuine Regional Political
Party in the state. The public, particularly the intelligentsia should condemn these
defecting legislators", said PPA Secretary General Kaling Jerang.
Jerang further said that the PPA fully endorses the phase wise hunger strike called
by the All Arunachal Contractors Welfare Association (AACWA) demanding immediate
imposition of financial emergency in the state under Article 360. The party will
also extend full cooperation to any civil rights organization that would truly represent
the public grievances against the wrong doings of the government, Jerang added.
Moh Mol celebrated at Jairampur
Don’t get carried away by rumours on financial status, says Tuki
CM joining the Sapolo dance
ITANAGAR, Apr 25: Donning Tangsa traditional attires, the Chief Minister joined the
Moh Mol celebration at Jairampur.
“We may speak different dialects but our emotions are same. We are a family and this
bond has kept our communities strong and together,” Nabam Tuki said while addressing
He wished the people a joyous and peaceful celebration and urged all to pass on the
tradition to the younger generation just as they inherited it from their ancestors.
Talking about the current state of affairs, Tuki admitted that the state has been
a late starter in terms of development and financial stability. Therefore, he urged
that the Center should be liberal when it comes to assist the state develop at par
The Chief Minister appealed to people not to get carried away by sensational reports
and rumours about the financial status of the state. He said, certain matters are
routine, which need not be sensationalized in a bid to create panic.
“Development is our primary agenda, and we will let our work counter these rumours.
And in this regard, along with central schemes and projects, we are equally framing
and implementing our own projects and schemes in various sectors,” he said while
highlighting the scope and utility of the ambitious Vision 2030 for the state.
Responding to a five-point memorandum submitted by the people, the Chief Minister
assured that all will be fulfilled in a phased manner. He considered the demand for
a Tangsa Cultural and Heritage Centre as genuine and suggested to combine cultural
and sports arena together.
Local MLA and host, Laisam Simai expressed gratitude to the Chief Minister and all
the guests for taking out their valuable time to celebrate the festival with the
Other dignitaries who joined the celebration were MP Ninong Ering, Minister Kamlung
Mossang, Parliamentary Secretary Likha Saya, legislators Tesam Pongtey, Nyamar Karbak,
Mahesh Chai and Olom Panyang and Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi.
Later, the Chief Minister joined the indigenous Tangsa dance of ‘Sapolo’ to the joy
of the local people.
Earlier in the day, the Chief Minister in presence of all the guests, laid the foundation
stone for the Women Police Station at Terik Nagar, 5 kms from Jairampur town.
Member of Parliament, Arunachal East Ninong Ering, termed Tangsa culture as unique
and rich and dwelt on importance and necessities of preserving nature adding that
every festival in the state is nature related.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Home and Power Minister Tanga Byaling attended the annual Moh-Mol
festival at Changlang along with Parliamentary Secretary (Tourism) Mama Natung.
Byalling appealed the upcoming generation to be law abiding citizens and not to be
He had a word of advice for Govt officers and especially teachers to be part of nation
building and provide quality education to younger generation.
Meena urges Govt officers to work with vision
ITANAGAR, Apr 25: Commissioner Personnel, Administrative Reform and Training, K R
Meena today called upon Government officers to work with a vision for better Arunachal.
If someone determines to change for development, success is inevitable, he said.
Meena was addressing the participants in the 2nd general conference of the Confederation
of Service Associations of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP) at Administrative Training
Institute (ATI) Naharlagun.
Meena said that the administrative officers of the state are well equipped with rules
and regulations and some had already proved their worth, which will help the state
in moving forward.
While hinting at corruption by some officers, K R Meena said that prosperity in wrong
way does not give peace of mind adding that earning money through illegal means results
in disrespect in the society. He, however, suggested institutional arrangement to
get rid of the corruption and to control those people who indulge in such illegal
activities and damage the name and fame of the state.
Meena further informed that a committee has been constituted under his guidance to
provide recommendation to state government on institutional frameworks for improvement
of service delivery to the people. He also assured to take up the demands being raised
by CoSAAP with the government.
Meanwhile, CoSAAP Central Executive Committee President Nili Likha Togu stated that
the three major demands of the CoSAAP is yet to be fulfilled by the state government
which are extension of retirement age of government employees from 58 years to 60
years, transport allowance and children education allowance.
CoSAAP central executive committee, General Secretary, Pate Marik informed that changes
in Leave Travel Concession (LTC) and Medical Reimbursement (MR) policies by the government
is also a major problem being faced by the government employees. He urged the state
government to look into the matter. Marik also lamented that the recent notification
by the state government to obtain NOC during promotion and retirement benefit is
a big obstacle for most of the employees. He urged the state Govt to re-notify the
order saying that just because of some defaulters all other employees must not be
Among others, Taw Tebin, Director Social Justice, Empowerment and Tribal Affairs,
all the presidents and general secretaries of various government employees' associations
and unions attended the conference.
World Malaria Day observed to educate people about vector borne diseases
ITANAGAR, Apr 25: World Malaria Day was observed in Lohit by District Health Society
(NVBDCP) at Tezu to educate people about Malaria.
Dr. M. Jini, Director of Medical Education Training & Research threw light on Malaria
that became a global scourge which is preventable.
Lohit DMO Dr. K. Basar highlighted on various measures to curb malaria and use of
long-lasting insecticidal nets for malaria prevention.
Dr. J Ado, DVBDCPO, gave an overview of malaria situation in Lohit.
Dr. JS Bowmick Medical Superintend in-charge, all the doctors and staff of District
Hospital, Tezu and DMOs establishment attended the programme.
While observing the the day at Govt. ME School, Denka, Dr. Nabam Taka, Medical Officer
(In-charge) CHC Doimukh cum district consultant and Tatung Tayang, NVBDCP officer,
Yupia highlighted on signs and symptoms and preventive measures of various vector
borne diseases, including malaria, dengue and Japanese Encephalitis (JE).
Tatung appealed to the local public to cooperate with Indoor Residual Spray (IRS)
A rally was taken out by students and villagers to mark the day.