Burglary at MaxMart, ACCI decries security lapses
ITANAGAR, Aug 8: Goods worth Rs 5 lacs were stolen from Max Mart at Naharlagun on
Saturday. Apart from DVDs and wrist watches, the burglars picked up clothes and cosmetics
worth five lacs. According to a source, the burglars took out the exhaust fan and
made their entry.
Officer in Charge Naharlagun Police station T Susen when contacted informed that
police has launched an investigation team with Officer N Geyi leading it. Finger
prints were also collected from the area.
The OC further said that they were informed about the burglary after 10.30 AM on
Meanwhile, Arunachal Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) and Naharlagun Bazar
Welfare Committee took strong exception to the Saturday night burglary in MaxMart
at Naharlagun and said that the incident has exposed the lapses of the security apparatus.
Thought the mall is located in the heart of the city along the National Highway 52
A, the planned burglary needs strong condemnation as it exposes the loophole in the
security net as security personnel patrol the streets throughout the night, it said.
We are dismayed at the incident and demand arrest of the burglars and exemplary punishment
to them and intensification of the patrolling, the a joint a press statement.
It may be mentioned here that Home Minister Tako Dabi had assured security to the
traders, when Arunachal Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) president Techi
Lala and general secretary Tarh Nachung had called on the former at his invitation
recently to hold threadbare discussion on the welfare of the traders, particularly
Vth NE Wushu C’ship begins at Kimin
ITANAGAR, Aug 8: The Vth North East Wushu Championship began with Doimukh MLA and
Parliamentary Secretary (Industries) Nabam Rebia inaugurating the three days event
at Subansiri Stadium, Kimin amidst huge gathering today as chief guest. Kimin ZPM
Bamang Yayu was the guest of honour.
Wushu players from all the eight Northeastern states, including Sikkim are participating
in the tournament organized by All Arunachal Pradesh Wushu Association and hosted
by All Kimin Youth Welfare Association (AKYWA).
The inaugural function was attended by the Commandant 10th ITBPF, Kimin, EAC Kimin,
CO Kimin, local Govt. officers, Panchayat members and local public.
Cleanliness drive at JNC
ITANAGAR, Aug 8: Staff of J. N. College, Pasighat conducted a cleanliness programme
at Lower Campus of the college yesterday. Jungle clearance was carried out at football
ground and roadsides. The potholes in the road were filled up with pebbles and soil
from auditorium to J.N.College, Campus primary school.
The principal T. Talom led the social service and the day was organized by programme
Officer, N.S.S unit of the College.
Nyari Welley Open Women’s Football Tourney begins today
ITANAGAR, Aug 8: Capital Complex Football Club will meet BNG Football Club in the
opening match of the First Nyari Welley Open Women Football Tournament at Rajiv Gandhi
Stadium, Naharlagun tomorrow.
A total of five teams, namely CG Football Club, CC Girls Football Club, Itanagar
BN Girls Football Club, MD Football Club, Banderdewa and Capital Complex Football
Club are taking part in the tournament, according to Arunachal Pradesh Football Association
MLA Bamang Felix will attend the opening ceremony as chief guest at 3.30 pm while
Papum Pare ZP chairperson Nabam Aka would be the guest of honour. The state team
for the 7th Sub-Junior (U-16) Girls National Football Championship would be selected
from the participating players on the basis of their performance, the release said.
The tournament which is being played in memory of Nyari Welley, the first woman legislator
of the state, would be organized at state level from next near onwards, it added.
Jaypee accused of paying honorarium to GBs
PASIGHAT, Aug 8: Lower Siang Dam Project Affected Youth Association who are opposed
to the Dam construction at Lower Siang has said that to lure the public of the area
to accept the dam project and stop movement against lower Siang Dam, the Jaypee Company
Limited are paying honorarium of Rs. Rs 3400 per month to Gaon Burahs and Panchayat
leaders of the area.
Gaming Tournament in memory of Donli Riba
ITANAGAR, Aug 8: At a time when there is concern raised all around regarding the
scarcity of avenues for youth to express and showcase their talents, a state level
video game open tournament is being organized to commemorate the first anniversary
of the passing away of Donli Riba, a gifted musician who also had a passion for gaming.
The tournament, called Donli Riba Gaming Quest 2010 will be played on the Playstation
2 platform and will feature two parallel challenges- Pro Evolution Soccer 10 and
Tekken 5. With prize money of Rs. 12000 for the winner in each game and Rs. 9000
for each runner-up, there is a lot of excitement amongst video gamers, both old and
Though gaming has always been seen as a wasteful pursuit, the organizers have taken
on the cause of the tournament to give young people a chance to show their skills
in these two games, considered challenging by gamers. Through the tournament, there
will be an effort to remove the negative image of gaming and gamers and legitimize
it as a sport. The tournament will also feature performances by young musicians
during the finals to be played in the evening of 13 August.
Donli Riba is the grandson of late Tomo Riba and passed away last year prematurely
after a sudden illness. The tournament is a way to celebrate the spirit with which
he fought his illness and to promote positive thinking and optimism in youth.
Take care of public property for coming generation
ITANAGAR, Aug 8: Recently I had gone to visit one government primary school situated
nearby capital complex for some personal work. As I was going around, as usual it
was the dilapidated condition of school that attracted my attention. With abysmal
infrastructure, school almost looked like a cattle shed. If condition of government
school within the peripheral of capital complex is so bad, then what must be the
condition in the interior places? When I inquired with authorities about the pathetic
condition of building they told me that school was renovated just one year ago. I
was dumbstruck thinking how a building renovated just one year ago could look like
it was built before India attained independence.
How on earth could someone dare to play with the lives of innocent poor children?
These poor children also deserve to live respectable life and get education at par
with private school going children. Most of the government schools are lifeline
of the majority of poor Arunachalee, who pins hope on these schools, to educate their
children. The people who were involved in renovation of said school building themselves
must have sometime in their life studied in government schools. Many of the present
day government officials and politicians, who frame various developmental policies,
might have surely studied in government schools. At least remembering their past
sad experience they should have honestly tried to build a good school structure for
the children’s sake.
Main problem in Arunachal is that nobody cares for public property. Funds keep on
flowing from centre to build new roads, hospitals, school buildings and other infrastructure
projects. While on paper most of these projects are shown to have been executed properly
but ground reality tells some other story. Where this money goes only god knows.
Day by day state of affair of Arunachal is going from bad to worse. For now everything
is being taken care by central government but for how long they will. Surely, in
the coming years centre will advise us to generate own source of income and may reduce
the grant. If that happens, schools and hospitals won’t be renovated? It’s high time
government makes agencies involve in execution of infrastructure projects accountable
if they do not perform the task up to a standard mark.
Everybody need to make a living out, but at least on infrastructure sectors, all
agencies involve should honestly pursue their work. These projects are meant for
many years and coming generation of this state will have to suffer if we do not build
proper infrastructure projects. During that same visit, I asked one class V student
girl, what she wants to become in future. Pat came the reply, “I want to become a
police officer, so that I can wipe out criminals from our society.” She had a big
dream in her eyes but I know after sometime, when reality bites, perhaps she may
give up her dream. Meanwhile, I pray that she never wakes up from her dream and yes
I wish she could dream for better Arunachal. Hope people who frame developmental
policies are listening to her inner voice.
NABARD DGM visits Sangram
ITANAGAR, Aug 8: NABARD regional office, Itanagar Deputy General Manager AK Pasrija
and Assistant General Manager visited Mangni Welfare Society; head Office Sangram
to inspect the ongoing skill development programme.
Later, he also visited Pinku Pinnya SHG, Sangram and Dene Sangcha SHG at Leel.
The DGM appreciated the society and assured to intimate Bankers to sponsor those
who started Handloom units in collaboration with the society in the district.
Meanwhile, the trainees appealed to the DGM to initiate steps for procurement of
machineries, so that; they could start their activities after completion of training.
The team also visited Rural Development and Heritage Society, Sangram to inspect
the ongoing skill development programme on August 3.
ITANAGAR, Aug 08: The Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) hosted its 15th literary
sitting at the premises of J N State Museum here today. The usual literary sitting,
held in every second Sunday of month, chaired by Dr Pekba Ringu saw a number of activities
getting underway with an English poem titled ‘I have eyes but I am blind.’ The poem,
composed by a girl of standard V- Kime Unu was recited by Kime Ampi, Archival Assistant,
deptt of Research. Next came in Doge Ngomdir who recited his poem – Tuta Ghar. It
was followed by a touchy short story of R N Koley, Assistant Director, Research who
read out his composition, ‘Banya Tran’ depicting flash flood in Pasighat in early
The final turn was reserved for Dr Ringu, who read out a portion from his novelette
called ‘Love Story 2003.’ Among others, the session witnessed the presence of Jamuna
Bini, Asstt Prof (Hindi), RGU, Sonia Bam, ARO, Yupia and Dr S K Ghosh, Asstt Curator.
SIC seeks staff
ITANAGAR, Aug 8: State Information Commissioner (SIC) Toko Anil said that he has
been facing great problem in discharging duty properly for want of support staff.
The SIC rued that despite repeated pleas to the authorities for providing him with
necessary staff there has been no response from any quarter till date. He appealed
to the State Chief Minister to look into the matter.
ITANAGAR, Aug 8: Arunachal Anti-Corruption Sena has reconstituted its executive member
with Subu Kechi, Yomdo Tadu and Ngurang Rajesh as President, Vice President and Secretary
ITANAGAR: With increase in Petrol and Diesel prices, the private transporters have
increased their fares in the state capital.
The public including government servants of the state capital are facing hardship
due to increase in transportation fare.
It has been observed that some of the Tempo’s are charging Rs. 10 from Bank Tiniali
to Ganga and Mithun gate to Bank Tiniali.
With such exorbitant fares, the concerned authority should provide daily JNNURM
bus service from Chimpu to Mithun gate and vice-versa from 7am to 6 pm.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Tempo Welfare Association in a meeting held yesterday has decided
to increase the charges of Tempo fare.
Now, the rate from Mithun gate to Ganga will be Rs. 10 and Ganga to Chimpu will be
Rs. 15 respectively.
ITANAGAR: The Mechanical Engineering Department of North Eastern Regional Institute
of Science and Technology (NERIST) along with North Eastern Development Finance Corporation
Ltd. (NEDFi) would organize a one day Debate Competition on ‘Development of Entrepreneurs
in Arunachal Pradesh’ on August 9.
More than 37 students from various schools along with their teacher guides of Capital
Region are expected to take part in the competition. The Competition is sponsored
by NEDFi to commensurate their 16th In-Corporation Day.
Three cash prizes will be awarded to the winning participants like First prize Rs.
15000/-, Second prize Rs. 10000/- and Third prize Rs. 5000/- along with Memento and
Director of Trade & Commerce Tokong Pertin would deliver the Inaugural Address as