ITANAGAR, Dec 27: In view of apprehension of possible infiltration of miscreants
inside inner line area, all check-gates in the border area of Itanagar Capital Complex
have been sealed.
All entry-exits are being closely monitored by the Capital Complex Administration
and Police. In the Capital Complex intensive patrolling and checking are being carried
On Saturday, DC, Capital Complex, Mige Kamki and SP D. Mishra along with Police force
carried out joint patrolling in Itanagar and Naharlagun. The DC appealed to public
in general to cooperate with Police and Magistrate on duty while checking vehicles
or any other locations.
"In case any unclaimed bag or suspected material is noticed in any place, nearest
Police Station should be informed. It is further appealed that no strangers should
be harboured or employed without prior police verification" the DC said in a message.
Vehicular movement restricted
ITANAGAR, Dec 27: Movement of all type of vehicles from Arunachal Pradesh via Naharkatia,
Assam to Tirap, Longding and other eastern districts were restricted at Jaipur, Assam
by some groups in protest against alleged attack on few Assamese labourers at Nakfan,
Longding district yesterday.
The road blockade forced the vehicles from Arunachal to take alternative road via
Margherita to reach their respective destinations.
According to sources, nine labourers from Assam were allegedly attacked by some miscreants
at Nakfan under Longding district yesterday. However, the case has been reportedly
solved, informed Additional SP of Tirap without elaborating.
One dies in road accident
ITANAGAR, Dec 27: A man has died in a road accident at Saidel near Ziro Point, West
Kameng Dist on Dec 24. One person is missing while another has been shifted to Guwahati
for further treatment.
The deceased has been identified as driver Manmohan Saikia of Lakhimpur, Assam.The
vehicle, a Tata Mobile bearing registration number AS-07C-1258 was coming from Dirang
when it met with the accident.
All Arunachal Pradesh Motor Transport Workers Union (AAMTWU), who gave this information,
said that its' members along with Police were searching for the missing person.
CS to attend PM’s meet on ‘Make in India’
NAHARLAGUN, Dec 27: Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi will attend the meeting convened
by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 'Make in India' programme in New Delhi on December
29 where Chief Secretaries of all the states will attend.
The meeting is being organized in order to give a proper direction to one of the
top economic agendas of the Prime Minister by consulting experts and top bureaucrats
to improve the manufacturing sector.
The Chief Secretary is likely to put forward the idea of tapping the immense economic
potential of the state in the meeting. DIPR
Social worker passes away
ITANAGAR, Dec 27: Hage Tatung, son of late Hage Khoda, a prominent contractor, businessman
and social worker, died on Friday at a City Hospital after a prolonged illness.
He is survived by two wives, 4 sons, 8 daughters and many grand children.
Tatung was also the founder member of Dree Celebration at Capital Complex.
Fuel quality safe, says officers
PASIGHAT, Dec 27: Following a complaint from a consumer regarding existence of adulteration
in petrol and diesel at petrol pumps, a team of officials from department of District
Food & Civil Supply Office Pasighat made an unannounced checking of all petrol depots
across Pasighat yeserday. The team of officials led by DFCSO B. Pertin checked the
quality of the petrol and diesel besides licensing documents.
However, the team stated that there was no adulteration in fuel. DFCSO B. Pertin
said that his department will continue random checking of petrol pumps and offender
will be liable to punishment under relevant law. (Courtesy, Maksam Tayeng)
Action against DC sought
ITANAGAR, Dec 27: Member Empowered Standing Committee, Itanagar Municipal Council-Ward
No.26, Gangte Tagung has urged the Chief Secretary to institute vigilance inquiry
against Deputy Commissioner-Capital Complex alleged nepotism while allotting Govt's
Social Forestry land to a private individual inside G-Sector Park-II at Naharlagun.
Addressing the media persons at Press club yesterday, Tagung informed that concerned
Department has already submitted the report to the DC not to entertain any allotment
in the area.
There is an order from the High Court and Additional District Magistrate (ADM) to
stop the construction/destruction of the park already, he said while questioning
the move of the Deputy Commissioner.
Biometric enrollment under NPR starts at Upper Subansiri
DAPORIJO, Dec 27: The Biometric Enrollment Process (BME) under National Population
Registration (NPR) for Upper Subansiri District began with the enrollment of Deputy
Commissioner Komkar Dulom at his office chamber on December 19 last.
The enrollment process was carried by a team comprising the DSO-cum- District Coordinator
(BME) and his team of officials along with a technical team of Karvey Consultants,
The Biometric Enrollment (BME) will be carried-out in full swing from January 16,
2015 and will be completed by the end of March, 2015 as per the prescribed schedule,
for which 16 Local Registrars, 238 enumerators and 43 Computer Operator have already
been appointed and trained.
Arunachal Pradesh is special to me: Dalai Lama
Tawang Monastery commemorate 55th year of His Holiness's arrival in India
Mundgod, Karnataka Dec 27: While speaking at an event to commemorate the 55th year
of His Holiness arrival and first preaching at Tawang monastery in 1959, XIV Dalai
Lama said that Arunachal Pradesh was special to him.
"You should not only preserve but also promote your age old culture and tradition"
advised His Holiness while recollecting his journey to India through Tawang and West
Kameng districts in Arunachal Pradesh. He said that he was ready for any support
from his side.
The event was organised by the Tendhon Culture Preservation Society of Tawang monastery
today to mark the day at Gaden Jangtse Monastery.
The function was conducted on the sidelines of Lamrin Preaching of His Holiness,
which was attended by a large number of dignitaries, monks and nun and devotees from
across the world.
The legislators of Tawang and West Kameng districts and Abbot of Tawang monastery
Guru Tulku presented a souvenir to His Holiness the Dalai Lama to mark the historic
His Holiness expressed his pleasure over the gesture from the leaders of Arunachal
Pradesh and the Union MoS as well as the Government of Karnataka for the help and
support to the Tibetans.
Addressing the gathering the Union MoS for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju thanked His
Holiness for his kind gesture towards the people of the State of Arunachal Pradesh.
"We might have lost Tibet but we have the Dalai Lama" said Rijiju while ensuring
all out efforts and assistance to His Holiness and his people in India. In his speech,
Pema Khandu, Minister UD, Tourism, Art & Culture, who is also the chief patron of
Tendhon Culture Preservation Society said that the people of Mon Region of Arunachal
Pradesh were fortunate to have been blessed by His Holiness with his first ever preaching
in exile at Tawang monastery 55 years ago in 1959. While hailing His Holiness as
the apostle of peace and a spiritual leader of foremost order in the world the Minister
also commended his advice for rationale and scientific analysis of Buddhist religious
He read out the message of Chief Minister Arunachal Pradesh Nabam Tuki sent for the
Sikyong of Central Tibetan Administration Dr. Lobsang Sengey, Minister for Tourism
& Higher Education of Karnataka R.V. Deshpande also spoke on the occasion while Home
Kalon, Central Tibetan Administration Gyari Dolma was also present in the function.
The Arunachal Pradesh team included Chairman DoKA Jambey Wangdi, Dy. Speaker T.N.
Thongdok, Parliamentary Secretaries Jambey Tashi, Phurpa Tsering, Kumsi Sidisow MLAs
Tsering Tashi, P.D. Sona, ZPC Tawang Jambey Tsering, ZPMs, officers and other public
Media has to work under parameters: Legal expert
Itanagar, Dec 27 : Media has to perform its duty within certain restrictions to avoid
any contempt of court, noted Arunachal Law Academy, Assistant Professor Navin Sinha
“There is no special principle attached to the press to comment, criticize or investigate
the facts of any case...”
“No editor has a right to assume the role of investigator to try to prejudice the
court against any person,” he said while addressing an orientation programme on media
rights and legal services at Arunachal Press Club (APC) here this morning.
The orientation programme was conducted by the Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services
Authority (APSLSA) in coordination with APC for the scribes of the state.
APSLSA member secretary Budi Habung, who is also the session judge, while highlighting
the various facilities of the authority, informed that so far the APSLSA has conducted
283 awareness campaigns besides providing legal aids to 446 persons and had settled
3,411 pending cases through Lok Adalat.
He further informed that since its inception in 1998 to November this year, an amount
of Rs 1.69 crore has been paid as compensation to victims of any violence. The APSLSA
has been providing free legal aid through counselling, assistance in the conduct
of any cases and disputes, organizing Lok Adalats, settling matrimonial disputes,
spreading legal awareness on issues of social and legal importance besides rendering
free legal aid to the prisoners and UTPs, he disclosed.
He said cases like defamation, malicious prosecution, contempt of court proceedings,
election disputes and cases involving economic offences and social laws were not
under the purview of availing legal aid.
APSLSA OSD Dani Belo called for creating more awareness on Arunachal Pradesh Victim
Compensation Scheme for the people from the marginal level. Belo disclosed that 14
people have applied for claims since its inception in 2012 with the APSLSA. The
time frame for processing of an application and granting of the compensation takes
around three to five months, which needs to be shortened by creating a corpus fund,
Project Coordinator, Rosy Taba, spoke on access to justice programme which included
the various provisions and legal benefits available for the layman. (With inputs
Dumporijo all set for Si-Donyi festival
ITANAGAR, Dec 27: Dumporijo, a picturesque town near Daporijo in Upper Subansiri
district is all set to host the mega Si-Donyi Festival titled Si- Donyi Calling@Dumporijo.
The organizer of the festival, Tagin Cultural Society informs that the mega event
is aimed to infuse ethnic tribal culture with adventure to attract tourists and promote
tourism in the district in particular and the state in general. Besides showcasing
the Tagin ethnic culture the organizer will conduct various adventure sports activities
like white water rafting, traditional method of fishing and angling on majestic river
Subansiri and its tributaries, paragliding, trap shooting, traditional sports, exhibition
of rare photographs etc..
‘Involve local people in conservation of forest, rare species’
PASIGHAT, Dec 27: Chief Councilor of Pasighat Municipality Denong Tamuk stressed
the need of involving local people in the protection and conservation of forest and
endangered wildlife species.
Wildlife officials should sensitize the local people to learn about nature and ongoing
efforts to protect rare and endangered species and their habitats, said the PMC chief
while visiting the Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary along with Director (Town Planning
& Urban Bodies) Amoy Morang, Wildlife Scientist Dr. BB Bhatt, DFO (WL) Tashi Mize,
MEO Nixon Lego and all ward councilors.
The biggest challenge in the natural resource management today is how to make community
based conservation sustainable-both ecologically and economically, he opined.
He appreciated the efforts of DFO (WL) Tashi Mize to develop and implement innovative
strategies to protect natural heritage and landscape according to the needs of local
people. He informed that Pasighat Municipal Council (PMC) is planning to set up
a recreational park near the sanctuary to woo tourist.
Senior scientist Dr. Batt, a conservationist by profession working for preservation
of rich species of the sanctuary and translocation project, stated that sincere participation
of local community is very important to support the ongoing efforts to protect the
rare species and their habitats. He informed that many migratory birds are observed
flocking to the sanctuary every year due its favorable environment.
The process for translocation of wild animals for conflict mitigation and restocking
of depleted populations are being carried out by the concern department, informed
Dr. Batt. DIPRO
Efforts to ensure proper sanitation and water supply facility
ITANAGAR, Dec 27: To ensure safe and sustainable water supply and proper sanitation
facilities to the residents of West Kameng, the Public Health Engineering Department
and District Water and Sanitation Committee launched intensive IEC campaign under
Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) in rural areas of the district on December 23.
Executive Engineer, PHED, Bomdila division Likha Tekhi along with division level
consultants visited Rahung and Namshu Gram Panchayats under Dirang block and inspected
various activities being carried out under SBM.
Addressing a mammoth gathering at Rahung, Executive Engineer Tekhi informed that
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set 2019 as the target to achieve total sanitation
as a befitting tribute to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his to 150th anniversary.
We still have miles to go to achieve total sanitation though three decades have passed
since sanitation campaign was launched in the country with different names. The Prime
Minister launched the Swachh Bharat Mission this year to accelerate the total sanitation
mission, he informed.
Sanitation can't be achieved without water and improper sanitation practice causes
poor health, he said while explaining the relationship among water, sanitation and
health. He suggested the villagers to construct individual household latrines and
maintain high degree of health and sanitation practices to avoid some common water
Zilla Parishad Member of Thembang Block Jam Tsering appealed to all the PRI members
and general public of Namshu to avail the opportunities being provided by the department
and make Namshu as a model village.
Resource Person Dr. H. Perme explained on water borne diseases and their preventive
Junior Engineer Toko Taje, appealed to all to refrain themselves from water wastage
and adopt proper sanitation practices.
The Gaon Bura of Namshu village called upon the villagers to participate in cleanliness
activities in the village whole heartedly. He lamented that some villagers always
avoid such activities citing lame excuses.
"Nature has bestowed us with a beautiful environment and landscape. It is our duty
to maintain its serenity and beauty by keeping our surrounding clean," said Secretary,
Guru Padma School, Bomdila, Nyomba. She further appealed to all to adopt proper disposal
system for bio-degradable and non-biodegradable domestic wastage.
Resource person cum Teacher M.E School Rahung, Juhi Shireelen said that the massage
of cleanliness to the nook and corner of the country can be disseminated through
the students effectively. He urged the parents and guardians to send their wards
to school regularly.