ITANAGAR, Aug 02: Minam YFC and Golgi Bote FC played out a 2-2 draw in a second day
match in the first ever Solung Football Tournament organized by Solung Festival Celebration
Committee Itanagar at Dera Natung Government College playground here today.
Golge Bote FC shot into lead 20 minutes into the match through goal from Batong Perme
which was equalized by Tutu Pertin in 29th minutes.
Golgi Bote took the lead again in the second half by scoring in 35 minute through
Tajing Bonung. However, the lead short-lived as Kaling Yao of Minam YFC found the
equalizer in 37th minute.
Batong Perme donning Jersey No.7 was adjudged “Player of the Day.”
* Ngargo Ao FC V/s Dillung YFC (Group A) 2 pm
* Donggin YFC V/s Solung UFC (Group B) 3.30 pm
BNFC and Bandhu FC win
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: BNFC and Bandhu FC won their respective matches in the 7 Warriors
9th Independence Running Trophy-2013 defeating Service XI and Friends Youth FC at
KV No 2 playground, Chimpu near here today.
BNFC thrashed Services XI FC 5-0 while Bandhu FC defeated Friends Youth FC 2-1.
The scorers of BNFC were Dondip Tsering (2), Tamuk Taja (1) and Tai Apa (2).
Taro and Rikam scored a goal each for Bandhu FC while
Jing netted one goal for Friends Youth FC.
DC urges for more revenue generation
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: A meeting in connection with revenue generation, sources for more
revenue generation, recovery of revenue dues and mechanism for improvement of revenue
etc was held in the office of DC, Yupia today. In the meeting, all the heads of revenue
generating departments of Papum Pare district were present. DC Pige Ligu while chairing
the meeting urged all HoDs to generate more revenue as fixed by the state government
by way of more activities but without causing inconvenience to consumers and within
the rate as fixed by the government.
City police busts fraudulent company
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: City Police has busted a fraud job firm/company, which lured people
into their job with promise of hefty earnings.
City police busted the fraud employment firm, namely “Heretage Enter Pvt Ltd.,” which
collected hefty amounts from innocent customers in the name of registration and processing
fees and had kept asking for money from them.
The firm was found to be a fake and fraud after being enquired by Police, said Nabam
Gungte, Superintendent of Police, in a release.
He warned people of the state to be careful about such fraud companies.
Enquiry committee constituted for Bassarnallo incident
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: Informing that an enquiry committee has been constituted for the
Bassarnallo incident wherein three linemen were injured yesterday, Minister Power,
RD & PR Tanga Byaling has assured that anyone found guilty leading to the incident
would be punished after the outcome of the enquiry report.
“I have also issued clear instructions to all concerned to take adequate precautionary
measures while handling such works and to ensure proper care to be taken in near
future to avoid such occurrence,” he wrote in a release.
Earlier, he visited the three victims who are undergoing medical treatment at R K
ACT to stage peaceful dharna
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: The Action Committee for Tribals (ACT) of the Students Union Movement
of Arunachal Pradesh (SUMA) has decided to stage unified mass peaceful dharna in
front of the Chief Minister’s Bungalow on August 5 morning in favour of its charter
of demands. The demands include cancellation of Joint High Power Committee (JHPC)
under the chairmanship of MP Takam Sanjoy to consider issue of PRC to non APSTs residing
in Arunachal, to boycott the decision of granting citizenship rights to Chakma- Hajong
by JHPC, objection concerning Minority Scheme implemented in Arunachal Pradesh by
the Govt. of AP and imposition of sanction against the formation of Naga Peoples
Front (NPF), the regional political party of Nagaland in Arunachal Pradesh.
‘Conduct recruitment against sports quota’
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: Arunachal Olympic Association (AOA) has urged the authority concerned
of Police Department for early recruitment of meritorious sports persons under 10%
Endorsing the demand of All Arunachal Sport Youth Association (AASYA), AOA Secretary
General Geshi Doke resented that no recruitment drive has been conducted in Police
Department under sports quota since last two-three years despite repeated pleas which
has deprived and demoralized the deserving candidates.
While urging the State Government, especially Police Department to complete the recruitment
process within September next by floating advertisement in local dailies, the AOA
Secretary General hoped that early recruitment of meritorious sportspersons in the
department would not only give a sigh of relief to those deserving candidates, who
have brought laurel to the state by winning medals in regional, national and international
level competitions but also encourage youths of the state to take up sports professionally.
Arunachalee archers win medal at Asian GP
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: Two archers from Arunachal Pradesh representing India at 2nd Asian
GP Archery Tournament at Ullanbaatoar, Mongolia have brought laurel to the country
as well as state by winning medals in the prestigious event.
Maselo Mihu pairing with Y Charan Reddy won Silver in Compound Mixed Team event.
Another Arunachalee archer Sorang Yumi along with Maselo and Dudhwal Swati bagged
Bronze in Compound Women Team event.
Both Maselo and Yumi are students of Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy, Chimpu.
While informing this, Director of Sports and Youth Affairs DK Dinglow and Assistant
Director Tadar Apa have highly appreciated the outstanding performance of the archers
duo and hoped that sportspersons of the state will win more glory for the state and
the country in other sports disciplines too in future.
These two medals were the first international archery medals to be won by any Arunachalee.
Kh. Ekashini Devi, Archery Coach of SLSA was the coach for the Indian Compound team
even in the tournament.
DA warns bandh callers of stern action
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: Taking serious view of the All Nyishi Youth Association Capital
Complex Unit (ANYACCU)’s proposed 24-hr Capital Complex Bandh on August 6, the
District Administration, Capital Complex in an order under section 144 Cr.PC has
directed the bandh callers to abstain from any act that may affect normal life of
common people, disrupt public peace and tranquility.
The administration has instructed police to take all precautionary measures to ensure
safety and security of life and property of citizens during the bandh period.
Any damage caused to public properties during the bandh period will be recovered
from the bandh callers, the order said.
The District Administration appealed to the business community, market welfare committees,
all public transport associations, banking community, petrol depots etc. within capital
complex area to carry out their routine business as usual so that normal life of
common man is not disrupted.
“Such bandh calls by various organizations disrupt law and order situation and also
cause undue hardships and miseries to the common man. It also seriously affects the
livelihood of daily wage earners, businessmen etc,” the order said.
APB&OCWWB extends medical benefit to 3
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare
Board (APB&OCWWB) Chairman Jalley Sonam along with the office bearers of AAPWU visited
Ramakrishna Mission Hospital today and handed over medical benefits to three of its
registered workers, who are undergoing treatment in the hospital.
Three registered workers, namely Nabam Agung, Nabam Takang and Ngurang Taning received
multiple burn injuries all over their bodies after they came into contact with live
wire when they were carrying out repairing work at Bassarnallo under Sangdupota circle
of Papum Pare on July 31.
Techi Lakhan, General Secy. (W/z) AAPWU also handed over Rs.1000 to each victim as
an immediate relief.
Meanwhile, Sonam once again urged all the casual labourers to register with the Board
to avail various benefits as provided by the Board. Sonam informed that till today
around 12 registered workers have been provided Rs. 50,000 each under accidental
death benefit. Thirty-one have received Rs. 16,000 each as normal death benefit and
around hundred received medical assistance from the Board.
Meanwhile, All Arunachal Pradesh Workers Union has demanded immediate compensation
for the victim’s family and called for better coordination between officers so that
such incident does not recur in future. (From Koj Kano)
RGU Officers’ Club launched
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: The Officers’ Club in Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) was launched
by Registrar Dr. Rachob Taba in presence of faculty members and academic administrators
of the university.
Chairman of the Club and Deputy Registrar Dr. David Pertin highlighted the aims and
objective of the club which aims to foster unity and brotherhood among the university
family members through games and sports activities.
Among others, Dean, Faculty of Education, Prof. JC Soni, Dean, faculty of Life Sciences
Prof. DN Das, RGU NSS Officer, Dr. Otem Moyong, ADPE Anil Mili and Club secretary
David Gao also spoke.
‘Miscreants destroy church fencing’
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: Miscreants destroyed and snatched away the fencing of Christian
Prayer Centre at Kamru, Dumporijo of Upper Subansiri district early morning today
while 58 believers along with warriors and staff were in dawn prayer, informed the
Pastor of the prayer centre.
Refund ‘extra’ school fees, demands union
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: The Lower Subansiri District Nyishi Students’ Union has demanded
the Lower Subansiri DDSE to refund the collected amount from the students of the
various government schools apart from the government prescribed fees.
In a release, it said that despite of the order issued by the director, school education,
to all the principals and headmasters to refund the collected amount apart from the
government prescribed; (i) Rs 120 as school admission fees for class IX to XII, (ii)
Rs 60 per student as the fees for AISS/AISSC (Internal) Board Examination and, (iii)
CBSE prescribed fees, many schools are yet to abide by the order.
Rally organized to create publicawareness on disaster management
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: The Department of Disaster Management, Namsai along with Govt.
Hr. Sec. School, Namsai organized a rally to create mass awareness regarding disaster
preparedness at Namsai today.
Around 1200 students of the school along with their teachers took out the rally holding
banner and placard displaying messages on disaster preparedness and precautions.
S Sengupta, Additional Deputy Commissioner Namsai, who flagged off the rally, emphasized
the importance of creating awaness among students regarding disaster prepared and
precautionary measures to reduce risk of disaster.
The Principal CT Moungkang cited the example of recent Uttarakhand calamity and asked
everyone to remain alert.
The disaster management Department also organized a painting competition for the
students on the topic ‘Rescue Operations on disaster’ and prize to the three best
entries will be awarded on Independence Day celebration on August on 15.
60 tea SHGs on the cards
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: Expressing happiness over the release of financial package of Rs
10 crore by the state government for tea and rubber cultivation in the state, the
Arunachal Pradesh Small Tea Growers’ Association has decided to constitute 60 self
help groups in each assembly segment representing minimum 30 members and above to
get 50 percent financial aid from the tea board of India.
ANYA, EK hopes for solutions to problems
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA), East Kameng district unit
has reiterated its demands for solution to long-pending problems of Seppa township
including irregular supply of electricity, drinking water, maintenance of drainage
system etc. The Association said that the DC assured to take steps for solution
to problems including setting up of ATM booth at Type –III near police station,
Seppa. It appreciated the DC for his positive approach.
Kamporijo Anchal Samiti to visit govt institutions
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: The first ever coordination meeting of newly elected Panchayat
leaders of Kamporijo Anchal Samiti Block-II was held at Tamen-III under the chairmanship
of Anchal Samiti Chairperson Nayang Taro.
After the prolonged discussion, the PRI members decided to visit all govt. institutions
and the staffs in Block-II to know the actual problem.
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: The newly created Nyobia administrative circle and its headquarter
at Langrh will be inaugurated on August 15. This decision was taken in a meeting
held here on July 27 and attended by the PRI members, senior citizens, youths and
general public of Nyobia area.
Community training cum mobilization programme
SEPPA, Aug 02: A three day community training programme was conducted at Khenewa
community centre from 31st July to 2ndAugust. The inaugural function of the programme
was chaired by Kule Dada, BDO/C.O. Khenewa. About 100 participants actively attended
the programme including the ZPM, Anchal Chairperson, newly elected PRI members of
the block, SMC Chairman and teachers.
R.Pathak, Pedagogy Coordinator, Shri Papik Pabing, BEO, LafyamPabing, BRCC and S.
Waii, CRCC Bameng and S. Dolo. CRCC, Khenewa were the resource persons. Constitution
of SMC, roles and responsibilities of SMC, PRI members, PTA, MTA and other stake
holders in the school management were thoroughly explained besides RTE, SSA,CCE topics
were also taken. An interaction session was also takenwhich was beneficial for School
It was optimistic to see that all the stakeholders would extend activeparticipation
and necessary co-operation for smooth function of theSchools.
Five days training cum workshop held
AALO, Aug 02: The RTE-SSA Zilla Mission West Siang District organized 5 days Training
cum workshop for capacity building of Block Resource Centre Coordinator (BRCC) and
Block Resource Persons (BRPs) from July 25 to 29 last at Aalo.
The participants from twelve blocks of the district participated in the training
DDSE-cum-District Project Officer, RTE-SSA West Siang District Tomi Doke in his inaugural
speech urged the participants to devote their time for enhancement of quality education
in the district. He highlighted the provision of the RTE Act 2009 and also advised
the participants to train and disseminate the knowledge they acquire from the training
to the teachers of their respective blocks.
The training included the topics like methodology of teaching various subjects at
elementary level, right to education, continuous and comprehensive evaluation, action
Strictly monitor implementation of tourism scheme
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: The Yomgam Tours and Travels (Pvt) Ltd (YTT) has requested the
concerned authorities to inspect the already completed and on going tourism schemes
in West Siang district.
In a release, the YTT managing director Yomjum Yomgam, who is also expert in the
field of tourism, said that 35 tourism schemes have already been sanctioned in West
Siang district. Out of them, 18 schemes are said to have completed with an expenditure
of over Rs 50 crore for the development of tourism activities like Tourist lodge,
wayside amenities, rural tourism, adventure tourism etc. in the district. But, according
to Yomgam, the tourist infrastructures built under the schemes remain useless or
the locations selected are not suitable for tourist spots.
Again, ongoing schemes seem to be no use for development of the tourism spots, still
then crores of amount have been sanctioned from the ministry of tourism, Govt. of
India, the YTT chairman said and demanded proper inspection of the scheme implementation.
‘Conduct interview on same date’
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: Alleging that some candidates are taking dual advantage by applying
for the PMEGP scheme at their respective district as well as in the area they are
based, the All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) has urged the director,
industries to hold interviews for the same, to be held this month, for Capital Complex,
Papum Pare, Kurung Kumey and East Kameng districts for the scheme on the same day.
In the letter submitted, it said, by conducting the interview on the same date will
ensure that genuine and deserving applicants avail the opportunity.
It further requested the director to instruct the DCs of the respective district
and the District Industries Center (DIC) for the same.
Refresher course for in-service teachers begins
ROING, Aug 02: A 10 days block level refresher training for in-service teachers organized
by SSA District Mission, Roing commenced at Anchal Samiti Hall here today.
Addressing more than 100 teachers from different schools under BRC Roing, Deputy
Commissioner Shiv Kumar exhorted them to have proficiency in teaching and expressed
the hope that the training will improve them in imparting quality education to the
children. He exhorted them to live up to the society’s expectation by discharging
duty properly and sincerely.
He also stressed on value-based education in schools as most of the petty crimes
are reportedly committed by students of classes VIII– XII.
He also urged the headmasters to monitor proper implementation of various schemes
under SSA for the benefit of students.
He cautioned teachers against absenteeism in schools and said to initiate stern disciplinary
action against irregular teachers.
Abu Saring, DAEO highlighted the main objectives of the training for improving the
quality of education.
Obang Langkam, ADEO also spoke on the occasion.
B N Tiwari, J S Mehra and J K Kathiar, Lecturers DIET and Junior Teachers, R C Rai,
A Prasad and Licha Serbi, Accountant will impart the training as Resource Persons.
Tuki pleads for by-pass road in Capital Complex
GUWAHATI, Aug 02: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today asserted the urgent need of having
a by-pass road for the capital cities of Itanagar and Naharlagun besides widening
of the existing national highway (NH52 A) to ease burgeoning traffic congestion.
Speaking during the Review Meet on National Highways and other centrally sponsored
road projects in the North East at Guwahati this morning, Tuki urged Union Minister
for Road, Transport and Highways Oscar Fernandes to consider 4-laning of the NH52-A
from Chimpu to Banderdewa including the proposed by-pass sections at Itanagar and
Naharlagun. He informed that the State Government has decided to by-pass the sections
of NH-52A at Itanagar and Naharlagun towns and develop it to 4-lane to ease the traffic
Appreciating the concern of the Union Ministry for development of road connectivity
in the region, Tuki, however, regretted that several projects were being delayed
for want of environment and forest clearances. He requested the MoRTH to take up
the issue with the Ministry of Environment and Forest so that clearances are granted
“Due to delay in grant of environment and forest clearances our people are being
deprived of road connectivity in several parts of the state,” he observed.
The Chief Minister also called for a road connecting all the foothill areas of the
state that mostly borders Assam. He pointed that the under-construction Trans-Arunachal
Highway will connect almost all the district headquarters of the state internally.
However, the foothill areas, which are mostly backward, will not be connected by
it and hence an alternate road connecting all the foothill areas internally is needed,
he said. Tuki also pointed to the Union Ministry that only construction of roads
does not complete its job. He said maintenance of these roads is of utmost importance
and suggested that sufficient funds are allotted for it.
Referring to the ambitious project of Government of India – the East-West Corridor,
Tuki said the East West Corridor will never be complete if it does not touch Arunachal
Pradesh. Incidentally the East West Corridor reaches only up to Silchar in Assam.
He appealed the Union to reconsider the project and include Arunachal Pradesh in
The Chief Minister also stressed on improvement of the Khonsa-Hukanjuri (35 km) road,
which has been declared as a National Highway and maintenance of Itanagar-Banderdewa
stretch of road on urgent basis.
Summing up the meet, Fernandes assured all the Northeastern States that his ministry
will coordinate with the state governments, ministries and agencies like the BRO
to accelerate all road projects in the region. He said, funds are not a problem with
the Center and called for timely submission of utilization certificates so that free
flow of funds is maintained to complete projects.
The review meet was also attended by DoNER Minister Paban Singh Ghatowar, Minister
of State for MoRTH S Sthyanarayana, Chief Minister of Manipur O Ibobi Singh, concerned
minister of Northeastern states including Arunachal PWD Minister Chowna Mein, officials
of Government of India, State Governments and Border Road Organization (BRO).
‘Road construction takes twice time in North East’
GUWAHATI, Aug 02: The implementation of road and infrastructure projects in North-East
has been slow and the speed of completion has been almost half than the national
average, the Union transport secretary said today.
"North East takes twice the time to complete a project than the national average,"
Road, Transport and Highways Secretary Vijay Chhibber told reporters here.
Road, Transport and Highways Minister Oscar Fernandes and senior officials from the
ministry today held a review meeting of the road projects in North East with chief
ministers and representatives of the states from the region.
"Land acquisition and forest clearance are the main issues in implementing the projects.
We have the money, but we are getting stuck at implementation," Chhibber said.
"Many state PWDs are not up to the mark in implementing the projects. Pre-construction
activities are taking too much time in this region," he added.
The Ministry is implementing an ambitious Special Accelerated Road Development Programme
(SARDP-NE) to develop road network in this region, aiming to provide connectivity
to all the district headquarters. The two-phased programme, including Arunachal Package,
covers about 10,141 km. The phase A of SARDP-NE, including Arunachal Package, covers
6,418 km and is estimated to incur an investment of Rs 33,688 crore during the 12th
Five-Year Plan. The phase B is in conceptual stage.
Out of that, 2,000 km is planned for the current fiscal at an investment of Rs 3,100
crore, Chhibber said.
So far, about 1,000 km have been completed and the entire project is targeted for
completion by June, 2016.
The project is being executed by the state PWDs, Border Roads Organisation, National
Highways Authority of India and the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. PTI
Husband arrested for killing wife
BOMDILA, Aug 02: In a bizarre incident, a man killed his wife in an isolated jungle
in between Chander and Rungzapam village under Dirang circle in West Kameng District
on July 22 last at around 5.30 pm.
Husband Pem Khandu alias Ranjong aged around 31 years murdered his wife Nima Jomba
alias Gorakh aged around 27 years after exchange of verbal duel.
The dead body of the deceased was buried in the jungles on July 24 to hide the crime.
However, none of the relatives of the deceased complained nor filed a report against
Acting on a tip-off Additional Superintendent of Police cum in-charge SP Bomdila
Doge Jini, along with a Police team from Bomdila and Dirang Police stations exhumed
the dead body in presence of the Magistrate and the relatives of the deceased for
A Suo Motto case has been registered at Dirang Police station and the accused has
been arrested and remanded to judicial custody. A weapon ( a local dao) has been
recovered from the possession of alleged accused till filing of this report and the
accused has confessed to his crime. DIPRO
Sille-Oyan outpost upgraded for better policing
PASIGHAT, Aug 02: The long-awaited demand of the people of Sille-Oyan area for the
establishment of a full-fledged police station in the area was fulfilled as the Sille-Oyan
police outpost was upgraded to improve the law and order situation. IGP (Law &Order)
Satyandra Garg formally inaugurated a new police station in presence of the Deputy
Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava, SP Pushpendra Kumar and Ruksin SDO Yemling Tayeng.
Later in an interactive meeting the IGP admitted that the demand for full-fledged
police station was very genuine, as earlier the people of the area had to depend
on Ruksin Police Station, which is far away from the Sille-Oyan to cover any incident.
He further said the police station will provide full security to the local people
in the area besides containing anti-social elements. The IGP hoped that the people
of the area would extend their cooperation to the police for maintaining peace in
the area. Garg informed that the strength of the police station will be increased
with better facilities like security wall, quarters etc but it will take few times
to be materialized. While advising the youths to refrain from all kinds of illegal
activities, he said wrong background may hamper their future prospects.
DC Nidhi Srivastava also advised the gathering to maintain peace, tranquility and
to spread message of brotherhood in the society.
SP Pushpendra Kumar informed that the move came because of difficulties faced by
the police in handling law and order situation in the district and one good vehicle
has been provided for mobility. DIPRO
Court directs police to register case against NHPC official
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: The judicial magistrate first class Itanagar capital complex while
granting bail to the members of Papum Pare Unemployed Engineers Association (PPUEA)
who were recently arrested for allegedly extorting money from NHPC, has directed
Officer in Charge Naharlagun police station to register case against the complainant
Karme Riram, Dy. Manager cum PRO NHPC.
The order was issued after it was learnt that complainant of case Karme Riram withdrew
the case. “This court feels that complainant is making mockery of the police and
to this court which attract legal action. They also caused harassment to alleged
accused persons, police authority and this court. This court directs OC Naharlagun
PS to register regular case against the complainant in the instant case and action
may be taken as per the relevant law,” read the judgment.
Meanwhile PPUEA while welcoming the court judgment expressed concern over delay in
arrest of K Riram by Naharlagun PS authorities as per the Court decision.
Association has appealed to CMD, NHPC for immediate termination of the service of
both Karme Riram and executive director RK Gupta. “Because of them the name of NHPC
are getting the bad image. Both of them are very poor in serving their duty according
to their designation and work against interest of tribal community. RK Gupta (ED)
himself gave the wrong statement to the Police department about Latin Das as the
employee of NHPC and left the department to helpless handle the situation. Later
it came to know Das was not employee of company and Gupta befooled his own colleague
including his seniors, “stated PPUEA. Further they added, “ Riram as PRO should always
try to solve the situation however extreme it may be. He should be always act bridge
between department and society. Because of the wrong act of above two people, 5 educated
youth of the state were kept in police custody for eight days and beaten brutally
and treated inhumanly. So, we appeal CMD to check where the system is going wrong.”
Association also added that NHPC employees have nothing to fear and every Arunachalee
respect their immense contribution in the development of state.
Where is our sanctioned amount ?
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: The Nyokum Yullo Celebration Committee Chambang (NYCCC) -2013 is
still waiting for the festival grant-in-aid which was sanctioned by the state Govt
through the art and culture department during March last.
According to papers produced by the NYCC, Chambang, the state Govt dated March 25
last had sanctioned an amount of Rs 4 lakh only to be paid to the Chairman, NYCC
at Chambang, Kurung Kumey district.
But the amount was apparently not received by the committee chairman yet.
Kurung Kumey district deputy commissioner wrote a letter to the director of Arts
and Culture, GoAP on June 4 last informing that his office was in receipt of sanctioned
order and also reference demand draft No.012273 Dt. April 25, 2013 amounting to Rs
4 lakh only being the festival grant-in-aid. But the demand draft has not been received
at his office as yet. The DC had requested to verify whether the said amount has
been actually been sent or not. On the other hand, the Art and Culture director,
GoAP, in a fax message to DC, Koloriang, dated June 17, informed that the demand
draft had already been sent through speed post on April 30, 2013. The director further
urged the DC to direct the branch manager SBI, Koloriang to stop payment of aforesaid
demand draft and four others sent to DC Koloriang.
Now the festival celebration committee demanded that an enquiry be ordered to find
out the demand draft and also requested to sanction of said amount in favour of the
Make every school a model school
ROING, Aug 02: “Make every schools in the district a model school” said Lower Dibang
Valley District, Deputy Commissioner Shiv Kumar while interacting with the headmasters
of Govt. Middle Schools, Primary Schools and BRC & CRC of Roing Block under SSA District
Mission in the 2nd day Training Session of the Refresher In-Service Teacher’s Training
at Roing today.
While giving priority on the educational scenario of the district, the Deputy Commissioner
said, “Headmasters of the schools has a big role to play in making their schools
a model school in the district”. He urged them to administer the school well and
create conducive atmosphere in the class rooms as the headmaster is responsible for
the management in the schools both academically and administratively. He urged them
to have full knowledge about everything that is going on in their respective schools
and asked them to personally monitor Mid-Day-Meal Scheme, Health Check Ups and also
the Civil Works that is going in their schools. He also asked them to take extra
caution while giving MDM to the children so that it is properly and hygienically
cooked and serves to the student. He also asked them to regularly maintain the teacher’s
register, SMC Passbook, visitor’s register and also to keep the records of school
dropouts and submit the report to the DDSE in every six months. He further exhorted
them to motivate the interest of the first school comers by creative activities and
sports. He also asked them to ensure that the text books are supplied to the students
in time. However, he warned that the teacher’s absenteeism and the classrooms found
locked during class hours is unacceptable and will not be tolerated at all. While
sharing his seven years experience as a Teacher, he exhorted them to do selfless
service with sincerity and dedication which shall be rewarded bountifully in years
to come. He expressed hope that the positive results would come out from this Refresher
Course cum Interactive Session.
DDSE Tanyang Tatak in his key note address has urged the members present to make
efforts to impart qualitative education with the resources available. He exhorted
the teachers to come in the class room well prepared and also asked them to properly
use morning assembly to mobilize children in literary activities like daily news
reading, morning talks on various subjects about creating awareness on anti-drugs
and other important issues. He further asked them to implement flagship programmes
like MDM, etc in toto while taking extra care and also to display logo of MDM in
every schools. He further said that there are lacunas and problems in everywhere
but we have to come up with rectification bringing improvement in school academy.
DAEO Abu Saring also urged the headmasters to cooperate with the Deputy Commissioner
and works in shoulder to shoulder for betterment of educational scenario in the district.
On the occasion, District Sports Officer Raju Mipi distributed footballs and volleyballs
with nets purchased under DC’s Untied Fund to the headmasters of various schools.
Altogether, 50 headmasters and school in-charge attended the programme. DIPRO
Job oriented prog for educated unemployed youth
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: One day job orientated cum career guidance program for educated
female unemployed youth was organized by AMYAA, a Roing based NGO in collaboration
with O2SPA (www.o2spa.org) from Hyderabad at Divine Word School, Roing.
The O2SPA (Masti Health and Beauty Private Limited) is a Hyderabad based company
dealing with health and beauty industries.
Mathew Dangmei, HR Executive, O2SPA in-charge of NE-Region, spoke in details about
the company’s profile, training and job placement aspects of the company through
PowerPoint presentation to the participants.
RK Paul Chawang, Secretary, AMYAA as facilitator and organizer of the programme shared
with the participants on the aspects on how the educated unemployed youth of the
district could grab the opportunities and facilities provided by the company.
Desai Linggi, Principal of Nani Maria School, Roing motivated the young girls by
speaking positively about beauty spa as it has direct impact on one’s maintenance
of health and beauty besides taking up as one’s profession.
The orientation programme was attended by 38 young girls from Roing, Koronu and Dambuk
The dignitaries present in the programme were Rev. Fr. Joe, DWS who encouraged the
participants to take advantage of the opportunities and facilities provided by the
NGO and the organizers.
The programme was organized with the main aim of introducing O2SPA Company to the
educated unemployed youth of the region. The company is venturing out into North
East to facilitate and provide professional job opportunities to youths of the region,
who have interest in the fields of health and beauty spa.
Govt orders strict action against illegal donation collectors
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: Taking serious view of illegal and forceful collection of donation
from contractors, Govt officials, engineers and businessmen by some individuals/
groups in the name of various registered and un-registered organizations, the state
Govt has issued strict instruction to district administration and police to take
stern action against the perpetrators of such illegal activities.
The Principal Secretary (Home) in a press note announced that entering the office
premises/residence of Govt officials, contractors, engineers and business with an
intention of collecting donation/contribution by using threat/force shall be construed
as a criminal activity and will invite strict action under the law. It said, the
Govt premises are kept under surveillance of CCTV camera to facilitate the identity
of such persons/criminals and frequency of police patrolling has also been increased.
Meanwhile, the State Govt sought cooperation of all concerned to thwart any kind
of anti-social activities which slow down development activities. Strict action
shall also be taken against the Govt servants who cooperate with such elements and
facilitate their designs, the release added.
It is worth mentioning here that a high level meeting was held recently with participation
of Chief Secretary, principal secretary (home), DGP, secretary (Home) and commissioners/secretaries
and Chief Engineers of all the works departments to chalk out strategy to thwart
rising incidents of threat and intimidation to Govt officers and individuals.
First ever Volleyball championship AAPYO begins
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: The first ever Volleyball championship organized by All Arunachal
Pradesh Youth Organization (AAPYO) began at Nyokum Lapang group yesterday.
The first match was played between Kipa Babu Volleyball team and the NSUI Sagalee
Block Unit in which the former thrashed the latter by 13-25, 26-25. In the second
match, Nutty Restaurant Nirjuli defeated Nyokum Lapang by 19-25, 18-25.
Earlier, attending the inaugural function, Deputy Chief Councilor, Kipa babu in his
speech appealed all the participants to maintain sportsman spirit and to lift the
standard of the game.
Also saying youth is the backbone of the state, he urged all of them to be exemplary
for the generations to come.
Vice president District Congress Committee, Papum Pare district, Ngurang Taka encouraged
the organization to organize more of such activities for bringing out talents in
Meanwhile terming bandh culture as a menace, he said it would not help in the development
of the state.
President AAPYO Biri Joy in his brief speech urged the state government to increase
the reservation quota for sportspersons from 10 percent to 15 percent. He also appealed
the participants to refrain themselves from drug abuse and alcohol and advised them
to inculcate god ideology.
DTP conducts workshop to strengthen PMC
PASIGHAT, Aug 02: The Pasighat Municipal Council (PMC) in collaboration with Directorate
of Town Planning and Urban Local Bodies DTP&ULB) conducted a consultative meeting
cum workshop at the DC’s Conference Hall, Pasighat on powers and functions of PMC.
On the backdrop of the workshop, presentation on Arunachal Pradesh Municipal Act
2007 was also made as a part of awareness generation for the councilors and attended
At the very outset, the Chief Councilor Denong Tamuk briefed about the upcoming businesses
and importance of PMC and urged the participants to bring out meaningful outputs
for transition to municipal governance in Pasighat.
Speaking on the occasion, Director of Town Planning & Urban Local Bodies, Amoy Morang
stressed on implementation of ‘Geographical Information System’ (land use database)
for realization of revenues by municipal body and introduction of ‘Double Entry Accounting
System’ as an important part of urban reforms and preparation of a ‘Master-Plan’
for Pasighat Township necessarily to be brought under the JNNURM Mission City. He
while assuring to add more manpower to PMC, apprised Solid Waste Management (SWM)
will be entrusted to PMC in future.
Senior Town Planner Sukhvinder Singh through power-point presentation highlighted
about the Arunachal Pradesh Municipal Act 2007 and the Arunachal Pradesh Municipal
Election Act 2009 and also different provisions under which the municipal body functions.
He also elaborated on the organizational structure of municipal council and need
for constitution of various municipal committees with their respective powers, functions
The Deputy Director (Urban Planning), Nixon Lego highlighted the importance of conducting
capacity building programs in form of series of awareness generation workshops and
exposure tour for the newly elected councilors to get them acquainted with the functioning
of a Municipal Body. He stressed on the “Bottom-Up” grassroots level participatory
planning and the role that has to be played by Municipal Body. He also urged the
members of the Municipal Body to be patient but steadfast as far as for delegation
of power to the Urban Local Bodies is concerned.
The Assistant Town Planner of Pasighat, Tani Taloh assured to organize periodical
capacity building programs for the councilors.
Meanwhile, the house adopted few points like immediate identification of projects/schemes
and preparation of DPR through government empanelled consultants in Pasighat Municipality,
identification and Relocation of Dumping Ground at least 7-9 km away from township,
introduction of Double Entry Accounting System in Pasighat Municipality, preparation
of Master Plan for Pasighat and development to be guided by it, regulation of slaughter
house and preparation of DPR for it, to recommend allocation of land within Municipal
Limit through Municipal Body, incorporation of management of Bio-Medical Waste in
the next Development Plan and early preparation of DPR for Bio-Medical Waste Management
in General Hospital, Pasighat. DIPRO
Basic Orientation Programme under Swarnajyanti Gram Swarojgar Yojna
Aalo, Aug 02: Dege Ete, Project Director, District Rural Development Agency (DRDA)
West Siang District conducted a training on “Basic Orientation Programme (BOP) at
DIET Training Hall, Kamba-Kamki under Swarnajyanti Gram Swarojgar Yojna (SGSY) on
31st July for Darak/Kamba CD-Block.
Jt. BDO CD-Block, Darak/Kamba, guided the Swarojgaries regarding their responsibilities
under the scheme including their adherence to terms and conditions of the loans sanction
Gedo Kato, ZPM Kamba stressed on organizing the rural poor into Self-Help Group(SHG)
through the process of social mobilization inculcating the habits of thrift and credit
amongst group members to develop their own corpus and participation group approach
The Training have included topic on concept of self-help, their federation, group
dynamic, conflict resolution, conduct of group meetings, maintenances of records,
restructuring of New Programme NRLM (Aajeevika), awareness about social and family
welfare programme etc.
M. Nyorak of DRDA, Tamar Baki, Tech. Asstt-cum-State Level Master Trainer (SLMT),
DRDA and Kendak Bagra, Accountant were resource persons from DRDA Aalo. They trained
on hand-out mock drill on elementary knowledge of book keeping and ledger book entry
system to Swarojgaries. DIPRO
Oral Hygiene Day observed
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: The Indian Dental Association - state branch organized ‘Oral Hygiene
Day’ at Vidya Sagar Academy School, Naharlagun yesterday. The Programme was attended
by all the Dental Surgeons of capital complex.
More than 200 students were screened on the occasion. 70 percent students were found
to have tooth decay problem, 15 percent students with gum problem and 15 percent
children had other oral problems.
President, Dr N. Mara highlighting the mission and vision of IDA and advised the
children to maintain good oral hygiene practices and disease free mouth so as to
become medically fit to get selection in high profile jobs like IAS or Pilot in future.
Secretary, Dr Lala Wage (Prosthodontist), called upon the budding children to know
about the purpose of celebrating 'Oral Hygiene Day' and stressed to have healthy
mouth for healthy life.
He emphasized that everyone should follow the -Rules of Two - that means every individual
should brush twice a day and visit Dental office twice a year to prevent tooth decay,
gum diseases and bad breath. He also advocated that many dental diseases can be prevented
with early care of oral & dental health.
The association later distributed samples of tooth brushes and tooth pastes to all
the students free of cost.
BJP Mohila Morcha organises rally
ITANAGAR, Aug 02: The national rally (Swan Mahatsav Maha Rally) of BJP Mohila Morcha
in New Delhi on July 29 has resolved to fight against corruptions and wrong economic
policies of the Congress led UPA government, atrocities on women and 33% reservation
for women in next the assembly and parliamentary elections.
The rally held wrong economic policies of the UPA Government for soaring prices of
all commodities which has directly affected the ordinary people.
It also resolved to ensure victory of the party in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and
launch nation-wide poster and banner writing campaign exposing the corruptions/scams
National BJP President Rajnath Singh, Leader of opposition (Lok Sabha) Susma Swaraj,
leader of opposition (Rajya Sabha) Arun Jaitley and Former BJP Presidents Dr. Murli
Monohar Joshiji, Vankaiyai Naidu and Nitin Gadkari and General Secretary (org) Ramlalji
also addressed the rally.
Dr. Saroj Pandey, National President of BJP Mahila Morcha presided the Rashtriya
Mahila Karyakartas Sangam where Mahila Morcha workers from across the country attended.
A 26-member team from Arunachal Pradesh led by BJP State Mahila Morcha President
Padmeswari Jamoh and BJYM General Secretary Hinium Tachu attended the rally.
Through the column of this daily, I would like to apprise our Chief Minister about
the plight and agony we are going through due to nonpayment of our salary for months
together. All the staffs of NRHM in general and Health Assistant in particular have
not been paid salary for 5 months straight now. Just imagine. The contractual staffs
who are serving in far flung villages of the state are not given their fixed and
meager salary. The situation has worsened to the extent that we have to borrow money
from villagers as shopkeepers refuse us to give credit. Forget about other basic
amenities of life but we are fighting for both ends meet. It is so embarrassing But
what to do. Anything for the cruel stomach.
We have many times submitted representation to the department for our appointment
considering our long dedicated service to the department but to no avail. Every
time we approach the authority, our request is ignored in such a way as if our service
is not required. Except for the kind support of DHS, higher ranked officer/s are
so irresponsive and negative in their approach that they even do not let the file
reach the office of Health Minister and HCM. So, when all doors seem closed, we are
left with no option but to come public to assert our basic rights as a human being
of a civilized society.
So for the very first time, I on behalf of all aggrieved Health Assistants (NRHM)
in particular and NHRM employees in general request our beloved Chief Minister to
interfere in the matter and pass on his valued instruction to the authority concerned
for immediate release of our pending salary at one go in the interest of natural
The Yobin community still seeking Arunachalee identity after 57 long years!
It is proclaimed that democracy is of the people, by the people and for the people.
But for the “Yobin” community of Arunachal Pradesh, it is far from being true! For
us, the governmental care went from bad to worse. And now we do not even know whether
we are a tribe of Arunachal or not. We are not very sure if India is embracing us
or alienating us.
As a community of Changlang District, we had a long series of injustice meted by
the Government of India/Arunachal Pradesh. First, the Government took as many as
5 of our villages in Vijoynagar Circle and settled the Nepali/Ghurkha pensioners
in our villages. Then after the 1975 general election our electoral rolls were deleted
and we remained just like “refugees” in our own land from 1979 to 1994. Most significantly,
the Yobin tribe is totally denied the Scheduled Tribe (ST) facilities and ST Certificates.
This is just to name a few. We are in utter amazement as to why we have not been
recognized as a tribe of Arunachal state. Below we share a few of the whys and wherefores
of our astonishment.
The Presidential Order of 1956 and the SC & ST Act 1956 declared that “all tribes"
in North-East Frontier Agency (NEFA) are Scheduled Tribes. But the Yobin tribe of
NEFA/Arunachal is still denied the ST status and facilities. Whoever is “playing”
will have to answer to His Excellency, the President of India. No authority in India
must be allowed to make a mockery of the President and the Law of India. We have
been thinking that we the Yobin are a tribe and are living in NEFA/Arunachal Pradesh.
Were we wrong?
The Yobins have lived in Vijoynagar area from the times immemorial. Only on 7th May
1961, our first contact with the Indian Paramilitary during their Chaukan Pass Expedition
began. Our land technically became Indian Territory when international boundary pillars
were erected in 1972-74, where the Yobin served as guides which continue to this
day. But the ‘local’ people have not been entered in the Sixth Schedule of Indian
Constitution even after57 long years. 57 years since all Tribes of NEFA were declared
Scheduled Tribes by the President of India in 1956. If the Government of India is
not willing to recognize us as the aboriginal tribe of Arunachal Pradesh, Vijoynagar
does not belong to India either. How can you take our land and not take us as a tribe
While, all the other native tribes of Arunachal are enjoying ST facilities on their
own tribe’s name or as sub-tribe/s, only the Yobin is left without any ST facilities.
Why Yobin is alone discriminated? We had been listed at Sl. No. “78” (1961) and at
“107” (1981) in censuses. The latest Census continues to enumerate us as “INDIVIDUAL
SCHEDULED TRIBE”. Is it right for the government to enumerate us under Scheduled
Tribe in every Census but provide no facilities? What about the dignity of a tribe
or the dignity of a country to treat its citizens in this manner?
The Gazette of India is an authorized legal document of the Government of India.
In that “Yobin” is always gazetted as a Scheduled Tribe of NEFA then and now of Arunachal.
But recently, we were surprised to find that the office of Deputy Commissioner, Changlang
District classified us “other settlers”. This is in direct contradiction to the Gazetteer
of India-Tirap; where the “YOBIN” is notified as a tribe of the District. In this
Gazette, the YOBIN is clearly set apart from “other displaced people settled in the
district…” Why the administration is so blind to the facts and does no good to the
Further, the Council of Ministers (Arunachal Pradesh) has approved the Yobin as ST
in 2000 and forward to the Govt of India. The same was presented in Lok Sabha on
18 Dec 2002 which was approved under the SC&ST (Second Amendment) Bill, 2002. Subsequently,
an ethnographic information was demanded and provided, vide memo no Secy (SW) SC/ST
(IN-EX) 99, dated 20 Nov 2006. But then no further news has returned to us. Are all
the facts regarding the Yobin buried under bureaucratic files again? These are a
few questions in regard to the ST restoration of Yobin. We plead to Government of
Arunachal Pradesh and India: Let the atrocities to the Yobin end in 2013. Let the
GoAP persuade the Central Government to clear our way immediately and list the Yobin
in the Sixth Schedule of Indian Constitution.
Let the Members of Parliament from Arunachal Pradesh, Ninong Ering, Sanjay Takam
and Mukut Mithi, place our case before the Lok Sabha on 5 August and before the Rajya
Sabha without fail. We understand that the ST issue will come up in Lok Sabha in
the first week of August. And may we trust the “People First Government” of India
will not silence the YOBIN Issue once more? No more alienation of the YOBIN TRIBE
of Arunachal! We are almost losing our faith in the goodness of our government! Do
us justice today!
Avia, Liahey, Barak, Aphusay, Bindu and Jotisay
Representatives from Yobin Community, Miao
Ensure healthy meat for capital citizens
In capital complex day by day consumptions of meat is increasing. One of the most
consumed meats is beef which is cheapest in compare to other meat. But here no one
care for the quality of the meat. No one knows from where the cows are supplied and
whether they are healthy one. Often it is seen that seller sell those beef meat which
are unhealthy for us and which cause various disease. The administration should take
appropriate action in this regard. We hope to get healthy and hygienic beef meat
in the future.
Teasing: A national phenonmena
This is in response to the article “It’s time to change” by Mr. A K Rana in which
he wrote about how non-APST are teased as haring in Arunachal. I guess it’s a bitter
truth that, nowadays, teasing is a part and parcel of Indian culture and nobody can
do anything about it. It is not a regional thing, it’s a national scenario. You go
to Maharashtra, some Marathi people called Bihari’s and UP people as BHAIYYA. You
go to south India, there some people call North Indians –‘Non-Indians’, as some south
Indians believes that they are real Indian. I have seen many plain Indians people
feel dizzy about the term Haring or Nipak. Haring, Nipak, is localized term you will
not find it in any dictionary or book, it means outsider esp. plain Indians, and
I don’t see anything amiss in this term. You should be lucky that Arunachalees calling
you people ‘Haring (plain Indians)’, at least Indianess is there, But when we people
I mean the people of Arunachal Pradesh go to plain India like Maharashtra, Delhi,
Karnataka, etc, most of the people of plains calls us NEPALI or CHINESE, they believe
that we are Non-Indian, we are from Nepal or China, even though we explain to them.
I am not countering, just clarifying the thing to all the NON-APST residing in our
I would like to share some of my personal experiences that happened in Maharashtra.
I had been called as Nepali, Kancha or Chinese many a time. Again I am explaining
all this, not to counter you Mr Rana. Call it coincidence sir, I also asked one lad
in Mumbai that who told you that we are Nepali. He replied, “My mother. She told
me that all people who have small-small eyes are Nepalis.” I am not annoyed with
the term Nepali or Chinese, nothing wrong in it; I am annoyed as these people using
it as if we are Non-Indian. Many plain people discriminated me in that context also.
So, in the early days in Maharashtra, I and fellow Arunchali’s use to get very annoyed.
But later we got use to it, again later we started enjoying the term Nepali, as in
our Arunachali friend circle, we began to tease each other by calling Nepali. And
then I realize, that’s how life is? Enjoying the small-small odd thing by digging
fun out of it, it makes life funny. Because we knew, we would get nothing by taking
it seriously. In a vast country like India, teasing has become a culture. It is done
across the country. No one can do anything about it except ………….. the one and only
Mr. Rajnikant sir (my vow), other than him there is another one who can do something
about he is Mr. Sunny Deol sir. Other than them I do not see anybody else who could
do anything about the teasing thing. Pardon my writing sir, it’s just a comical satire
to the teasers of India, not you sir. It’s the human nature that every native show
little aggressiveness in their native land.
My article on 31st July is about national integrity, fraternity and about the irresponsible
comment, not about the trivial issues. Because last time we witnessed a big issue
when someone put hateful comment on Facebook during ethnic disturbance in Assam.
It led to mass exodus of North Eastern people from mainland India which was a big
harassment to the masses. If somebody’s irresponsible comment bring something big
disaster, would that person could carry the burden of that disaster in his life??
So, one must be careful while making any statement in a public domain. Lastly, if
I hurt the sentiments of ANYBODY during course of my writing, please excuse me, I
am regretful about it.
Improve regional cooperation
The floods that ravaged Nepal over the last two months have exposed gaps in its early
warning systems (EWS) and underscored the need for superior regional cooperation,
especially involving India, said a report.
Of the 280 rainfall monitoring centres located across Nepal, 60 have been upgraded
over the last five years to ensure real-time data.
But that did little to prevent floods and landslides from killing over 50 people
in the last six weeks.
Experts partly blame the lack of a regional information sharing system for the yearly
loss of life and property. Indian state of Uttarakhand that borders Nepal, received
about three-and-a-half times more than normal rainfall in June, but the information
was not conveyed to the bordering Nepali town of Darchula. There are no hydrological
monitoring stations for flood forecasting and early warning on the Mahakali river
that flows from western Nepal into India.
The regional body remained passive through the Uttarakhand flood tragedy in which
5,000 people perished.
Meanwhile, the Kathmandu-based International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
in partnership with the World Meteorological Organisation and Bangladesh, Bhutan,
China, India, Nepal, and Pakistan, is working to establish a regional flood information
system to share real-time data and strengthen flood forecasting.