Cultural progs steal the limelight on 2nd day of NE Festival
ITANAGAR, Aug 09: The cultural extravaganza at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun continued
today with awe-inspiring performance by cultural groups and artistes from various
parts of North East on the 2nd day of the on-going 4th North-East Cultural festival
being organized by All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU). Governor Gen JJ
Singh, First Lady of state Anupama Singh, PWD, Planning and Finance Minister Chowna
Mein, parliamentary secretary Tourism Passang Dorjee Sona were the dignitaries present
on the occasion.
The star attraction of the evening was scintillating performance by Indian Idol finalist
Meiyang Chyang before the huge crowd at RG Stadium, Naharlagun.
While addressing the crowd AAPSU President Takam Tatung said the North-East Cultural
Festival has given everyone an opportunity to forget all pain and agony. The festival
has also united the people of Arunachal Pradesh, he added.
Chowna Mein while commending AAPSU for organizing such grand festival said event
like this will go a long way in cementing strong relation between brothers and sisters
of NE region.
Pointing out the growing number of unemployed youths in North East which become
a greater challenge for respective Govt to provide employment opportunity, Mein said
in Arunachal Pradesh an employment generation council has been constituted with
the initiative of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki. “This is an effort to provide self
employment avenues to our youths through subsidized schemes. Through such effort
we want to discourage our youth from taking wrong path in life,” said Chowna Mein.
The evening witnessed spell-bound performance by Synty Ao, Naga Idol 2010, Wangala
- a Garo war dance, Solakia- Mizo Cultural Dance, Naga War Dance, Mishmi Dance, Lion
Dance by Monpa and modern Galo dance.
Yesterday Indian idol Sourabhee Debbarma enthralled the audience with melodius numbers.
NESO demands deportation of illegal migrants from NE
ITANAGAR, Aug 09: Following the spate of violence in Assam between two communities,
North East Students Organization (NESO) today demanded the government to detect and
deport illegal migrants from the North East (NE).
Expressing its deep concerns over the escalation of violence in Assam, NESO said
that despite advance warning the Tarun Gogoi led Assam government remained as a mute
spectator and failed to take preventive measures to control the situation.
Assam situation has come to such a situation because of lackadaisical attitude of
both centre and Assam governments and for their failure to control unabated influx
of illegal migrants. It reiterated its demand to seal Indo-Bangla border immediately
and also demanded the government to update national register of citizen as per the
The organization further demanded the government for providing constitutional safeguards
and land rights of tribal and Indigenous people and relief assistance for affected
victims of the violence.
CBI probe starts in Assam
PTI adds from New Delhi : A CBI inquiry into the Assam violence has been initiated
and the Army put on alert, the government told the Rajya Sabha on Thursday as the
opposition alleged that the region was not safe because of vote bank politics being
indulged by the ruling Congress. Replying to a debate on the issue of violence in
Assam that has so far claimed 74 lives, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said the
government was taking the issue seriously and has already initiated a CBI inquiry
to ascertain the causes behind violent incidents.
"The government is taking this issue very seriously. A CBI team has gone there and
an inquiry has started....I have instructed the Army to be alert," he said.
As the opposition created an uproar expressing dissatisfaction over his reply, Shinde
said, "I have instructed the Army to be on alert. What else do you want?"
He also listed the steps taken by the government to provide relief and rehabilitation,
but the opposition dismissed what he said by creating uproar.
Earlier, Leader of the Opposition Arun Jaitley charged the government with adopting
the policy of vote bank politics that led to the current violent incidents in the
state and alleged that the region was "not safe in its hands" if such a policy continued.
Jaitley also urged the government to have a relook at "this vote-bank policy" and
start identifying the real problem of illegal infiltration that was causing unrest
in the area.
"If you adopt the original line of Gopinath Bordoloi (who wanted the cultural and
linguistic identity of the North East) India will be safe in your hands. But if you
adopt vote bank politics, I don't think this region is safe in your hands," he said.
Jaitley accused the Centre of adopting a 'clerical' approach to the problem and urged
the Home Minister to reject such an approach.
"Here was a government which not only discarded the original Assam line..." but encouraged
illegal infiltration enmasse in search of votebank politics, he said.
Welcoming the CBI probe into the issue, Jaitley urged the government not to treat
this as a 'simple crime' and not 'miss out' on the issues as to why such incidents
have taken place.
He also feared that going by 'the kind of situation that is existing in these areas,
such incidents are likely to be repeated'.
"Is this is not a normal consequence of the unnatural change of the demography that
has taken place in those areas?" he asked.
Reminding the Congress leadership of the policy adopted by its former leader in Assam
Gopinath Bordoloi, who wanted the cultural and linguistic identity of the North East,
particularly of Assam, to be maintained, the BJP leader charged the ruling party
with adopting a policy of vote-bank politics by allowing illegal immigrants and not
"The Congress leadership at the time of partition was fully conscious of the North
East and rightly so that its identity has to be maintained...Unfortunately somewhere
post- Independence the line that the Congress took before partition was altered by
the subsequent people in the party."
"They realised that Assamese vote was going away from them and so they were in search
for an alternative vote bank...It is the pursuit of that alternative votebank that
is the reason for the problems today," Jaitley said.
Toddler dies, doctor detained for alleged negligence of duty
ITANAGAR, Aug 09: In a shocking incident a doctor of district hospital Seppa in
East Kameng was detained by police yesterday following complaint lodged after the
death of 7-8 month-old baby boy in the district hospital, police sources said. The
parents and attendants of the baby in its FIR lodged with police station Seppa alleged
the doctor of negligence during his emergency duty leading to toddler’s death, police
Confirming the report, SP Seppa informed this daily that doctor was detained yesterday
evening after the agitated family members of deceased toddler turned violent demanding
action against the doctor. A case has been registered in this connection at Seppa
police station under section of 304A IPC and investigation is going on. SP further
informed that the doctor was released on bail. Source said that agitated family member’s
gheraoed the police station and demanded the stern action against doctor. Some of
agitated mob went on berserk and pelted stone at police station. However situation,
was somehow, brought under control by the police. Toddler was reportedly died after
admitted in hospital.
Sangma calls on Arunachal Governor
ITANAGAR, Aug 09: Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma called on Governor of
Arunachal Pradesh General (Retd) JJ Singh at Raj Bhavan here today. They discussed
and shared ideas for developmental initiatives, especially in tourism sector.
Dr. Sangma, who is hosted at Raj Bhawan during his two-day visited to the State for
North East Cultural Festival acknowledged the serenity and beauty of Raj the Bhavan.
As a token of love, on behalf of the people of the State and Raj Bhawan, Governor
presented a Mishmi Pipe to the visiting Chief Minister.
State Chief Minister Nabam Tuki was also present in the meeting. (PRO to Raj Bhawan)
NNC cadres nabbed
ITANAGAR, Aug 09: Assam Rifles along with Arunachal Pradesh Police personnel apprehended
three hard-core NNC cadres in Tirap on August 7.
A well planned joint operation by AR and APP personnel was carried out in Deomali,
which led to the apprehension of SS Pvt Joywang Moingchan, SS Cpl Toto Rochill and
Wangtung Socia (Over Ground Worker (OGW)), according to Army release.
SS Pvt Joywang Moingchan from vill Old Laptang, Tirap confessed before Army that
he had joined NNC in December 2011 and was appointed as Chairman/ Region Secretary
of NNC. He is also said to have demanded extortion money of Rs. 5 lakh from vill
Old Laptang. The police had released his photo and were in search of the individual
since last 6-7 months.
SS Cpl Toto Rochll, resident of Surrumi, dist Zunheboto Nagaland informed that he
had been an active cadre of NSCN(K) from 2007 – 2010 and joined NNC in 2010.
Wangtung Socia (Over Ground Worker (OGW)) son of Benwang Socia, resident of Vill
Khela and presently staying at Khonsa, Dist Tirap.
One 9mm Pistol with 6 live rounds, one 7.65mm Pistol with 7 live rounds, extortion
money Rs 10,000, extortion note on the letter head of Naga National Council and 1
Bajaj Kawasaki Boxer bike were recovered from them.
These cadres claim themselves to be from Naga National Council, however as per police
sources SS Pvt Joywang Moingchan is the Chairman/ founder of Nocte Naga Council (NNC)
which was raised 7-8 months back in Tirap dist.
The cadres were later handed over to Deomali Police.
Earlier in April this year Assam Rifles had apprehended an NNC cadre, namely SS Private
Khapwang Mema from Deomali who was also carrying out extortion.
Apprehension of three hardcore cadres has not only dented the morale of the cadres
but also gave a major blow to the extortion racket being run by cadres of NNC faction
in Dist Tirap.
The apprehension of hardcore cadres by SF has restored the faith and harmony in general
public of Deomali.
DLTDC to streamline tourism projects in West Siang
Aalo, Aug 09: In its continuous effort to assess and streamline the tourism projects
in various parts of West Siang district, the second review meeting of the District
Level Tourism Development Committee (DLTDC) was held under the chairmanship of West
Siang Deputy Commissioner Marnya Ete at Conference hall here yesterday.
Ete asked the Tourism Development Committee to take care of all major assets that
benefit tourists and people of West Siang as a whole and such assets should be taken
over and leased out to interested individuals/groups where necessary to earn revenue
for the state. He also asked DTO Aalo to tie up with executing agencies for detail
discussion on projects where works could not be taken up properly and completed in
time. Land acquisition has been a problem for taking up any development activities
everywhere and he stressed on proper land agreement deeds with land owners before
executing any works so that complicacies do not arise in future.
Expressing his gratitude to all team members of the Tourism Development Committee,
who were deputed on arduous inspection spree in various groups, the DC sought the
suggestions of members present in the meet to select new proposal with tourism prospective
that will benefit tourists and people of the district at large.
Earlier, Er. Marconi Potom DDUDA, Gomar Angu DDI and Tapun Taki DACO presented their
inspection report on tourism assets created and on going projects in the entire district.
The District Tourism Officer Tate Tatak also highlighted tourism activities taken
up in the district. DIPRO
Monsoon active: state gets respite of deficit rainfall
PASIGHAT, Aug 9: Monsoon remained active in entire Northeastern states including
Arunachal this summer as the Bay of Bengal branch of Southwest Monsoon is heading
towards North-East India picking up more moisture from the Bay of Bengal. The winds
arrived at the Eastern Himalayas with large amounts of rain, resulted heavy rainfall
in the state.
Arunachal Pradesh received sufficient rainfall this year and has had a respite of
the four consecutive rainfall deficit years. The Himalayan state has experienced
excessive rainfall during this summer with Southwest monsoon was changing its course
towards the region.
It may be recalled that soon after the onset of the monsoon in early June, Arunachal
Pradesh and parts of Assam have witnessed excess rainfall. The Indian Meteorology
Department (IMD) had a forecast of heavy rain in NE states and had a perception that
early monsoon would be active in the region and be lasted till early August, while
deficit monsoon rainfall would affect the production of various monsoon crops in
According to rainfall data available with the ‘Regional Meteorological Centre’ in
Guwahati, Arunachal Pradesh recorded 28 to 30 percent deficit rainfall during the
last four years. The decline in rainfall had an adverse effect on agriculture sector,
which has inadequate irrigation facilities
Giving the breaks up of the deficient monsoon rainfall years, the IMD reports said
that Arunachal Pradesh recorded six monsoon rainfall deficit years and five normal
rainfall years between 2001 and 2011. Earlier, between 1991 and 2000, the state witnessed
one deficit rainfall year, three excess rainfall years and six normal rainfall years.
The number of monsoon rainfall deficient years in the North-East region has been
growing since 2001. Since that year, the Arunachal Pradesh meteorological sub-division
of the region has recorded six monsoon rainfall deficient years, while the Assam-Meghalaya
meteorological subdivision of the region recorded six monsoon rainfall deficient
According to meteorology reports, East Siang district has received rainfall of 1628.0
mm during July last. The rate of rainfall was 763.3 mm in July and 379.6 mm in August
last year. Siang valley has a tropical climate and usually receives rain from the
South-West and North-East Monsoon. As such, over 2000 mm of annual rainfall during
the month of July to September has been recorded.
Coordination meeting at Daporijo
Daporijo, Aug 09: A coordination meeting was held to discuss matters like temporary
suspension of BRO works from Daporijo to Taksing, law and order etc at Rijo Conference
Hall, here today.
Chairing the meeting, the Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner informed about the
temporary suspension of BRO works from Daporijo to Taksing due to suspension of funding
for the current financial and its immediate impact on some casual labourers with
the discontinuation of wages from August 21. He asked the administrative officers
to liase between the public and BRO and solve any problems amicably. He requested
to the GREF officers to retain their regular officers and staff in the sector so
that they could provide invaluable technical support during calamities and VIP visits
in the district.
Discussing law and order matters, the Deputy Commissioner conveyed his regret over
the misunderstanding between the army and the civilians at Pisa, Upper Subansiri
and said that the army was the backbone of the country and it was necessary to have
a strong presence of defence forces in a border district like Upper Subansiri to
safeguard the future of the area and future generations. He requested the PRI members
and the public to create awareness and forge a stronger Army-Civil relation in the
While expressing concern over vandalism at the Burial Ground, Daporijo, the DC urged
all to discourage the culture of vandalism. Matters like absence of administrative
officers from place of posting and invalid/ fake trading licences, funds collected
by DUDA as User’s fee for town cleanliness etc too were discussed.
There was a discussion on the reasons for the temporary suspension of BRO works from
Daporijo to Taksing where PRI members and student leaders raised questions and sought
answers from GREF officers present.
Replying to queries, the Commander GREF (Bame- Taksing sector) said that work has
not stopped and the suspension was not for this area alone but its impact had been
felt in other districts of the state as well. He said that now work had to be done
for fewer funds and to do that the efficiency of the department had to be increased,
the casual labour monitored more efficiently and the support of the DA required.
He added that new work for the area was being pursued and with its sanction the casual
labour that were let go would be re inducted gradually. Suggestion and concerns too
were voiced by those present on the matter.
Superintendent of Police, Addl. Deputy Commissioner, HoDs, PRI Members, GREF officers,
administrative officers, student leaders and the public of the district attended
the meeting. DIPRO.
AdiSU reiterates demands, threatens to launch stir
ITANAGAR, Aug 9: Expressing displeasure over the government’s alleged failure to
respond to it charter of demands which was submitted on Dec 22 last, Adi Students’
Union (AdiSU) in an ultimatum addressed to the CM urged him to fulfill the demands
within 30 days.
While reiterating its demand for review of the MoUs and MoAs of Hydro Power Projects
in entire Adi areas, the Union alleged that state government had signed the agreements
on hydro projects without the consent of the project affected people.
Demanding exclusion of Adi inhabited villages from the proposed Lower Siang District,
AdiSU said that Adi villages, namely, Depi, Depi-Moli, Detak, Korang and Sido are
under the administrative control of the Nari ADC headquarter and Koyu CO headquarter
of East Siang district. The mergers of these villages to the proposed new district
would be against the will and consent of the villagers, it added.
Regarding Haku Tatak assault case, the union said that despite repeated appealed
and holding of dharnas, the concerned authority could not arrest the assaulter of
Haku Tatak even after five months of the incident. It demanded the government to
nab the culprit involved in assault case.
The union further demanded the government to initiate legal action against East Siang
SP for his alleged misbehave against the AdiSU volunteers at the time of Chief Minister
visit at Pasigaht.
It further demanded ex-gratia payment to the family members of Late Tamar Yorpen
and also appointment one of the deceased family member into government job.
AdiSU threatens to launch democratic movement if its demands are not fulfilled within
the given time.
Pungteng Chuttlers’ championship begins at Tawang
TAWANG, Aug 09: The Pungteng Shuttlers’ championship, a district level badminton
competition organized by the “Monyul’x Association for Promoting Sports” (MAPS) Tawang,
kicked off at the Officers’ club here today.
Inaugurating the tournament Tawang deputy commissioner Kemo Lollen appreciated the
association for coming forward to organize the event. He urged the participating
teams to play the game in the true spirit of sportsmanship.
“Winning and losing is a part of game and at the end of the day one team has to win
whereas the other has to lose. But what matters is participation,” said Lollen. He
further urged the youth of the district to come forward and showcase their talent
in such events. The young generation can gain experience from the elder players that
are participating in the contest.
Earlier he paid homage to Late CM Dorjee Khandu and Late Dr Nawang Tomden, District
Sports Officer in traditional way by lighting butter lamps in front of their portrait.
Tawanfg ZPM Dorjee Norbu advocated that such events will ensure healthy body in a
healthy mind. He further advised the Association to organize such events in the
future too. He even mentioned that watching the ongoing Olympics Games at London,
one can gain knowledge and tactics of games and sports.
A total of 14 teams are participating in the event. The winning team will walk away
with a prize money of Rs 30000 while the first runner-up and second runner-up teams
will take away Rs15000 and Rs 8000 respectively.
The inaugural match was played between Urgelling (Sangey Norbu & Chorten) and Brahmadungchung
( D.Riba & Kesang Norbu) teams wherein the latter defeated the former by 21-16 and
SP Tawang S N Mosobi, DCC (W) President Tsering Tashi, Lham Tsering President MAPS,
David Sangten Chief Patron MAPS and others were present on the occasion. DIPRO
Incessant rain damages Govt infrastructure in Bomdila
BOMDILA, Aug 09: The incessant rain over the last few days at Bomdila has taken
heavy toll on roads, dwelling houses, government residential quarters and office
buildings in and around the township.
Road formation of 35 meters in between Bomdila and Pedung (New Bomdila) has been
completely washed off along with its culverts and the retaining walls.
A private residence was also completely uprooted and washed away by landslide yesterday
morning induced by the heavy rainfall on August 6 and 7 last. The residents were
lucky enough to make it to safety in time but nothing could be salvaged.
A large number of government residential quarters, including the departmental Workshop
building of DIPRO’s office have been affected by the free flowing gushing rain water.
Construction of retaining walls seems to be the only way out to save the buildings
as the soil of Bomdila is considered to be very loose.
The condition of the township road is no different. Chocked drains and unexpected
quantum of rain water resulting in free flow has adversely affected the roads, Bye-lanes,
the culverts and retaining walls.
Owing to the heavy downpour for the last few days, landslides of varying magnitudes
have occurred within the township and in its peripheral areas creating problem for
The District Disaster Management Authority led by Deputy Commissioner Rinchin Tashi
made an elaborate survey of the affected sites yesterday morning and directed the
BRTF authorities to press into service men and machineries for early clearance of
the slide affected areas and the chocked drains to streamline the flow of the rain
In continuation to the earlier order, an executive order has been issued by the District
Magistrate directing the people living in the vulnerable areas to shift to safer
places in order to avoid the probable loses. DIPRO
Plan to revive saw mill and plywood industry
ITANAGAR, Aug 09: Parliamentary Secretary (environ & forests) CT Mein and chairman
of Arunachal Pradesh Forest Corporation Limited have expressed keen interest in reviving
the Banderdewa Saw Mill and Plywood Industries at Pichola.
The Parliamentary Secretary and the Chairman visited the Saw mill and allied infrastructure
yesterday which were lying in a dilapidated condition since it was closed following
a ban on timber operation by Supreme Court.
While assuring allocation of fund from Government for revival of the saw mill & plywood
factory, Mein suggested the APFCL authority to assess the fund requirement for revival
of it by engaging expert.
Decentralized policy for procurement of medicine and laboratory items demanded
ITANAGAR, Aug 9: Siang Contractor and Supplier Union in a two-point memorandum addressed
to the Health and Family Welfare Minister demanded complete decentralization policy
in procurement of medicine and laboratory items at district level as per Govt guidelines.
It further said that Govt should issue order/notification regarding procurement
of medicine and laboratory items to concerned district authorized distributors,
firm, companies, contractors and suppliers.
Monitoring Committee meeting held
ITANAGAR, Aug 9: District level Monitoring Committee meeting for various schemes
under ACA, SPA, NLCPR, NEC, RIDF, MSDP, PM Package was held at Ziro today.
The meeting was attended by all the HoDs of the executing departments, ZPMs and administrative
officers of the district.
On the occasion, Lower Subansiri District Deputy Commissioner Taru Talo emphasized
on physical achievements in form of infrastructures and added that schemes for education
and medical sectors should be completed in times and there should be no compromise
in the quality of the works.
He advised the panchayat members to involve unemployed youths in the contractual
works so that their zeal and energy can be garnered in the developmental process.
He however suggested that the work should be done in true spirit to enhance and
speed up the development activities in the district.
HoDs presented their updated status reports under various schemes in which RWD has
shown 100% completion report of all the works under its wings.
All the ZPMs suggested that physical verification and updated progress reports needed
to be monitored by the monitoring committee. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Aug 08: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh
Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam
Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s
will be kept secret. The informer/s may contact Capital SP Hibu Tamang at tele.
numbers : 09436040006/09856060490.
Guv, CM extend Janamshtami greetings
ITANAGAR, Aug 09: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, General (Retd) JJ Singh and Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki have extended warm greetings and good wishes to all the people
of Arunachal Pradesh on the auspicious occasion of Janamastami.
The Governor expressed the hope that the occasion will help in spreading Lord Krishna’s
eternal message of discipline, knowledge and selfless action amongst people and also
promote peace and happiness in the world.
“May the festival inspire us towards right conduct in the achievement of our goals,”
General Singh wished.
In his message, Tuki hoped that the occasion will spread the message of love, compassion
and discipline amongst the people, and provide strength to fight against evil forces
in the world.
ITANAGAR, Aug 09: State Election Commission has decided to conduct by-election to
all the vacant seats of Gram Panchayats, Anchal Samities and Zilla Parishads of
various districts on September 14. With the announcement of poll date, the model
code of conduct came to immediate effect.
EKSWCO assures cooperation to administration
Seppa, Aug 09: East Kameng Social Welfare & Cultural Organization (EKSWCO) in a meeting
with East Kameng Deputy Commissioner yesterday assured to extend whole-hearted cooperation
to the District Administration to eliminate various bad practices in the district.
EKSWCO team led by Dr.Tachi Taku, chairman, EKSWCO submitted five-point representations
which included Ban of Donation; Gambling; mushrooming of organization and dismantling
of illegal wine stall etc.
While briefing about the various initiatives taken by the administration, the DC
informed that the order issued by the state government banning all forms of donation
and gambling is still in force and also the district administration has issued several
executive orders from time to time and initiated strong action against the defaulters.
Training Programme on raising of nursery in Brinjal
ITANAGAR, Aug 09: A one day training programme on Brinjal nursery raising for Farm
Women was organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Lower Dibang Valley at KVK Farm,
Balek village recently.
Participating as resource person, subject matter specialist (Hort) Vijay Krishna
Pandey demonstrated the methods of nursery preparation in brinjal and line sowing
of the improved variety seeds. Seeds were distributed to the farmers to encourage
them commercial cultivation of vegetables.
Thirteen farm women actively participated in the practical oriented multi-activity
APBRDA activities reviewed
ITANAGAR, Aug 09: Yora Tagung has assumed charge of vice chairman, Arunachal Pradesh
Bamboo Resource & Development Agency (APBRDA).
The Vice Chairman has reviewed all ongoing and proposed activities of the APBRDA
with Chairman Tanyong Tatak, member secretary and nodal officer.
There had also been an interaction session with the officials of the APBRDA
ITANAGAR, Aug 09: An open Badminton tournament is being held at Nari from August
11 to 15 as part of the Independence Day celebration.
Symposium on Kranti Diwas
ITANAGAR, Aug 09: Indira Gandhi Government College, Tezu organized a one day symposium
on Kranti Diwas today.
The faculty members from several disciplines dwelt upon at length on various aspects
of India’s freedom struggle on the occasion.
While delivering his address, Principal I/C of the College, S C. Pradhan highlighted
the internal as well as external factors of Quit India Movement and advised the students
to imbibe the noble values of our freedom struggle to solidify the national bondage.
The programme was coordinated by the Literary Advisory Committee of the institution.
NSU conducts Quiz competitions
ITANAGAR, Aug 9: To commemorate the Quit India Movement, the NSUI Arunachal Pradesh
unit organized a quiz and GK competition at Rajiv Gandhi Polytechnic College, Itanagar
In quiz competition, Dusu Tassang, Brijesh Kr Singh, John Yigam and Dinesh Rai
of Group A won the 1st position, while Tabu Dayam, Tailang Chobin, Romik Tato, Ngilyang
Tagiya of group D were declared runner up.
On the other hand, Rubu Tupe and Geba Karga won the 1st and 2nd prize respectively
in the GK competition. The winners were awarded with cash and certificates.
NSUI state unit president Kirbe Dulom briefed about the importance of quit India
movement and advised the students to devote in their study. Among others, NSUI general
secretaries Lakto Gingba and Tojo Ete, National delegate Rakesh Nibe, Principal,
faculties and students of the college also attended the programme.
Zilla Parishad meeting held
ITANAGAR, Aug 9: The 15th Zilla Parishad meeting of Kurung Kumey District was held
at Koloriang recently.
Speaking on the occasion, Kurung Kumey Deputy Commissioner Rajiv Takuk advised the
HoDs to extend cooperation for building up the district as a model one. He, however,
lauded some of the HoDs for their outstanding performances.
The Zilla Parishad Chairperson Tarh Talo appealed to all the HoDs and PR members
to extend their supportive hand in developmental activities of the district.
All HoDs presented the schemes that were implemented during 2011-12 and schemes
proposed during 2012-13. Earlier, ADC Hage Taka apprised the participants about the
objective of the meeting.
8th Independence Running Trophy Football Tournament
Lokam Brothers enter semifinal
ITANAGAR, Aug 09: Lokam Brothers entered the semifinal of the 8th Independence Running
Football Tournament defeating BN FC 2-1 in the first quarterfinal at KV No 2 Playground
Badung Arun and Dari Kiran scored a goal each in both halves for the winning team.
Bialok Tani of BN FC reduced the margin to 2-1 by scoring in 88 minutes.
The second quarterfinal would be played between Gohpur ‘’A’’ v/s Middle Chimpu FC
at 3 pm .
District Level Badminton Tournament at Jang
ITANAGAR, Aug 09: District Level Badminton Tournament organized in the memory of
Lt. Sangey Ngawang, former Deputy Chairman Forest Corporation, brother of former
chief minister Lt. Dorjee Khandu began at Jang, Tawang .
Jang ADC D Kamduk and senior public leader Mr. Tashi attended the opening ceremony.
A total 30 shuttlers are participating in the tournament.
The tournament is being sponsored by the family member of former chief minister Lt.
ITANAGAR, Aug 09: All Tirap District Students Union (ATDSU) has deeply mourned the
tragic death of Bamin Batt, who succumbed to his injuries on August 2 that he sustained
when he was hit by a speeding CRPF truck on July 29.
Batt died because his parents could not manage money for his treatment when he was
struggling for his life, ATDSU claimed and condemned the CRPF authority for giving
‘false assurance’ of providing financial assistance to the victim for treatment.
The union while demanding arrest of the driver involved in the accident appealed
to the authority to visit the victim’s family and compensate them suitably failing
which the union cautioned to launch democratic movement.
25 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
I, on behalf of the North East Development Welfare Society (NEDWS), Papum Pare district
unit, heartily congratulate Yora Tagung for being appointed as the vice chairperson
of Arunachal Pradesh Bamboo Development Board. Tagung, a matured and experienced
youth from Tali circle, is a right person for such coveted post. He is working tirelessly
as per his capacity for the well-being of the needy people since the establishment
of Tali circle. We also extend our sincere thanks to present Govt, especially chief
minister for selecting a right person, that too from a remote circle of Kurung Kumey
district as the vice chairperson of the state Bamboo Board.
Hope, Tagun, an energetic, dynamic and promising youth will continue his dedicated
service for better future of Tali area in particular and state as a whole.
NEDWS, Papum Pare district unit
Island of stability
Even as economic uncertainties loom over the world, Asia and Pacific will remain
an island of stability, according to the United Nations Economic and Social Survey
of Asia and the Pacific 2012. However, the region will continue to be buffeted by
headwinds ranging from stormy commodity prices and receding demand for its exports,
slowing its growth to 6.5 per cent from the 7.0 per cent it achieved last year.
As a consolation, the retreat would cool inflation to 4.8 per cent from 6.1 per cent.
Though reduced demand from the debt-afflicted West would slow growth, the Asia-Pacific
will remain the world’s fastest growing region with China and India set to grow at
8.6 and 7.5 per cent respectively in 2012.
Among the key policy challenges and options facing Asia-Pacific countries are balancing
growth and inflation, deploying measures beyond monetary policy to fight inflation;
coping with capital flows and exchange rate volatility and curbing unemployment by
stoking domestic consumption to act as an engine of growth.
These nations must work towards improving working conditions, achieving income parity,
and making growth inclusive.
The good news is that, according to experts, most countries are favorably poised
to initiate a range of actions to stimulate and rebalance growth.