September 22, 2014


Mother of three burnt to death


ITANAGAR, Sept 21: One Gyamar Rupa, mother of three children, was burnt to death in a fire that broke out in  their house at Upper Damsite, Naharlagun yesterday evening at around 7.30 pm, informed Naharlagun Police.

Fortunately, her three children somehow managed to escape from the fire that completely gutted their house.

Naharlagun Police registered an unnatural death (UD) case and launched investigation, police said.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Meanwhile, an ANSU team visited the spot and urged the authority concerned to release ex-gratia and relief materials to the victim's family at the earliest.


BJP declares candidate for Kanubari bye-election

ITANAGAR, Sept 21: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Central Election Committee (CEC) has declared Rongnai Maham as the official candidate for the October 15  bye-election to Kanubari Assembly Constituency.

The decision was taken by the CEC during a meeting convened in New Delhi yesterday presided over by party chief Amit Shah, state BJP informed in a release.


East Siang bandh

PASIGHAT, Sept 21: Adi Students’ Union (AdiSU) has called 12-hour dawn to dusk East Siang district bandh on September 25 in protest against non-fulfillment of its demands for exclusion of Adi villages from Lower Siang and reorganization of Simen Korong (river) as traditional boundary between Adis and Galos by the state government.

Meanwhile, East Siang unit of Adi Bane Kebang in a separate statement expressed its solidarity with AdiSU movement.


HC directives

ITANAGAR, Sept 21: While hearing a PIL (No 16 (AP) 2014) filed by Durpa Village Welfare Committee relating to ITBP firing range at Durpa village under Kimin circle, the Itanagar Permanent Bench of Gauhati High Court has passed an interim order directing the respondents (no 3, 6. 7) to ensure all precautionary measures to protect the lives and properties of the local residents at any cost. “In the interim, till the returnable date, it is hereby directed that while using the area, in question, as firing range, by the defence personnel of ITPB, Kimin, the respondents no 3, 6.7 shall take all precautionary measures necessary to protect the lives and properties of the local public/inhabitants/villagers/residents of Durpa -1 village under the Kimin circle of Papum Pare at any cost,” the court said in its ruling yesterday.

Earlier, the court issued notice of motion calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why a rule should not be issued as prayed for, and/or why such further or other order(s) should not be passed as to this court many deem fit and proper. The notice is made returnable by November 3.


Traders fined

PASIGHAT, Sept 21: A team of Legal Metrology Deprtment led by Inspector Lupha Sikhet carried out an unannounced inspection at Yingkiong market and seized non-standard weights and packaged commodities from five traders and booked cases against them for violation of Legal Metrology Act, 2009.

Three out of the five traders were Jewelers, who were found using non-standard weight like silver coin/ tola instead of gram/kg.

The tola, which was used in bullion trade during British era were officially replaced in 1956 with metric unit. But the system is still prevailing in some remote parts of the country, including Arunachal Pradesh. The other two traders were found selling imported packaged ‘chutney’ without having mandatory informations, like price, expiry date, ingredients etc as required under Legal Metrology (Package Commodities) Rule 2011.

Under rule 25 of the Legal Metrology (Package Commodities Rule) 2011, imported packaged items should carry product details and information of the importer either in English or Hindi.  

Yet in another inspection conducted recently at Ruksin market, three traders were booked for violation of various provisions under the Act and fines imposed on them . DIPRO

TAH affected people seek Rijiju’s intervention

ITANAGAR, Sept 21: A delegation of Trans- Arunachal Highway (TAH) Affected people from Tai boundary of Tirbin circle to Gabu stream of West Siang district called on Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and requested him to intervene and direct the state Govt to start land compensation process for TAH under  “The right to fair compensation and transparency in land acquisition, rehabilitation and  resettlement Act 2013.”

In its representation submitted to Rijiju on September 16 at New Delhi, the delegation including Tayi Tasar, chairperson, 7-Tirbin Anchal Samiti, West Siang,  expressed resentment that the  concern authorities at district level were not considering the above mentioned Act 2013  which is extended in state  by Govt vide notification no LM-20/2005 (pt)/1546 Dtd 20th March.

The delegation in its representation further demanded immediate completion of land acquisition process for  TAH and payment of land compensation to the affected people without delay. Saying that the BRTF road in state had been constructed without paying compensation, the TAH land affected people further said that the existing BRTF road should also be included for payment of compensation.

Rijiju reportedly assured the delegation to give necessary instructions to the state Govt for immediate implementation of TAH project.

A copy of the representation was also submitted to Union Road Transport and Highway Minister for necessary action.



MLA office inaugurated amid protest


DAPORIJO, Sept 21: The MLA office of Dumporijo assembly constituency was inaugurated by former MLA Larbin Nasi amid strong protest by All Tagin Youth Organization (ATYO) today.

While addressing the public, Nasi informed that conversion of the old Inspection Bungalow (IB) into MLA office was a purely temporary arrangement and for the convenience of public. He clarified that there was no any ill intention behind the conversion of IB into MLA office.

However, the members of ATYO strongly protested it by displaying placards and banners during the inaugural function. Later, the protestors were dispersed by police and CRPF personnel.

ATYO alleged that the protesting youths were mercilessly beaten by police and CRPF personnel in front of a magistrate. The organization demanded an inquiry into today’s incident by the higher authority.

Meanwhile, Tagin Cultural Society while condemning the unfortunate incident appealed to both the parties not to exaggerate the issue.

Home Minister Tanga Byaling also appealed to every NGO, student union, association and senior citizen of the area to discourage any kind of provocative issues which may lead to breach of law and order.

“We should think for the greater interest of the society and promote communal harmony instead of fighting each other,” he said.

The office inauguration function was attended, among others, by the local MLA and members of All Dumporijo Constituency People Welfare Society.



Arunachal SBA introduces ranking system for players

Yajum and Ribya ranked No 1 in women and men’s singles


Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Sept 21: Arunachal State Badminton Association (ASBA) for the first time has introduced ranking system for players of various ages and categories to identify their playing standards.

As per the ASBA rankings, Laa Yajum holds the number one spot in Women’s single category while Jokom Ribya is ranked number one in Men’s single category.

The pair of Pinki Karki and Taring Yania is ranked number one in Women’s double and the duo of Ambita Sonam and Rahul Thapa is ranked number one in Men’s double category.

Other number one ranked players in Boys and Girls (Singles and Doubles)  categories are -- Nikhil Chetry (U-10 Boys single), Laa Tukum (U-13 Boys single), Yumlam Mopi (U-13 Girls single), Laa Tukum (U-15 Boys single), Yumlam Mopi (U-15 Girls single), Akshay Raito (U-17 Boys single), Laa Yajum (U-17 Girls single), Akshay Raito (U-19 Boys single), Pinki Karki (U-19 Girls single), Laa Tukum and Laa Robin (.U- 13 Boys double), Yumlam Mopi and Kapu Rumi (U-13 Girls double), Laa Tukum and Lunku Sih (U-15 Boys double), Akshay Raito and Kalung Takhi (  U-17 Boys double), Kalung Takhi and Akshay Raito (U-19  Boys double), Pinki Karki and Taring Yania (U-19 Girls double).

While releasing the rankings in a press conference at Press Club here today, ASBA Secretary Bamang Tago called upon the players to take up the sport seriously and practice hard to perform better. He informed that all the ranked players would be trained by ASBA from tomorrow and some of them will be selected to participate in the North East Zone Inter State Badminton Championship to be held at Guwahati from October 16 to 19 next.

ASBA Joint Secretary Dilip Gurung was felicitated on the occasion for his outstanding contribution for promotion of badminton in the state.

Interested may log on to ASBA’s official website (www.badmintonarunachal. org) for more details on the rankings of the players.



Residents adopt resolutions to make their area garbage free

ITANAGAR, Sept 21: The residents of Ward No. 18 under Itanagar Municipal Council in a meeting convened by the Councilor of the Ward have adopted several resolutions to make their area garbage free.

The meeting decided to construct dustbins in various locations for proper disposal of waste materials. Plastic dustbins will be provided to each and every household by the councilor.

The meeting adopted resolutions prohibiting pig farming, bamboo plantation and late night motorcycle riding creating noise pollution within Ward No 18. It further resolved that strict action will be initiated against those who are found involved in any ‘illegal’ activities and NOC must be obtained from Ward Councilor for any construction and earth cutting.


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