Si-Donyi celebrated with pomp and traditional fervour
ITANAGAR, Jan 6: An air of festivity engulfed capital complex as Tagin community
of state celebrated Si-Donyi festival on Wednesday. The venue of celebration at Naharlagun
look glitzy as Tagin women in eye catching traditional outfits accompanied by their
equally charismatic dressed opposite male number thronged the ground. The smiling
faces of participants and their exuberance in celebrating age old Si-Donyi festival
point to the fact that people of this state have utmost affection for traditional
Joining Tagin community in their moment of happiness were Lok Sabha member Takam
Sanjoy and Itanagar constituency MLA Techi Kaso. In their respective speeches, both
urged people of this state to preserve their rich tradition and culture. “Culture
reflects our society and I feel honoured to be present here witnessing mesmerizing
tradition of our Tagin brothers and sisters,” reflected MP Takam Sanjoy. In his address
MLA Techi Kaso said, “We should never discriminate and we should respect cultural
ethos of every communities of this state.”
The most heartening aspect of this year’s celebration was participation of large
number of you-ngster’s. Some of the students present there informed that they were
writing exams but they could not miss the chance of being part of this festive extravaganza.
Celebration of Si-Donyi festival had begun from 4th January and is being celebrated
by Tagin community across the state. During the day rich tradition of community was
displayed to the rest of world for viewing and even paramilitary jawans present on
duty were all praises for the culture and tradition of Tagin brethren.
“This is my first posting to Arunachal Pradesh and first time I am getting chance
to have a close look on the culture of this state. Am amazed by whatever I saw today,”
told one jawan, a native of Uttar Pradesh.
Jarjum Ete takes over the reign of GWS
ITANAGAR, Jan 6: Social Activist Jarjum Ete has taken over the reign of Galo Welfare
Society. The path breaking decision to choose her as the president was taken today
at the General Body Meeting of the Society.
Her team includes Kirki Ori as General Secretary and Dumo Lollen as Publicity Secretary.
Commissioner, Govt of Arunachal Tape Bagra has been chosen as Chief Patron.
In her acceptance speech, Ete said her goal would be outreach at the grass root level.
She said that involvement of people at the grassroots level was necessary to bring
in positive changes in society. We should have courage to learn from mistakes and
strive forward for a better equitable society, she further added.
The last team which was headed by Huzar Lollen and Tomo Basar were instrumental in
bringing in changes in the working of the Society especially in language development
and education sector.
Apart from their pivotal role in ensuring peace after the violence over Asam-Arunachal
boundary at Pale, the duo and the team successfully oversaw the introduction of Galo
language in schools, launching of Galo Language dictionary, strengthening Language
Development Committee and opening GWS office and library at Itanagar.
Many speakers felt that Society should reach out at the rural areas. Power Secretary
Tumke Bagra, the outgoing Chief Patron of the Society said that penetration in the
villages are necessary and called on the new team to reach out while Lollen echoed
him. Lollen further underscored the need of resource mobilization and more activities
in Education Sector.
A website of the society www.galogws.in was launched as well. The Chief Secretary,
Govt of Arunachal Tabom Bam unveiled it while the book Moopin Poopwr Poonu nwwtom
and mvmmvn gogrv of the Galos of Arunachal Pradesh by Dr Tejum Padu was released.
AAPSU reminds government
ITANAGAR, Jan 6: All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union in a fifteen point reminder
to the state government has said that actions be initiated within two months. Touching
on wide ranging issues from education to hydropower, the Union said that serious
introspection was needed by the government.
It impressed upon the government of Arunachal Pradesh to make education policy by
enacting legislation or promulgate an ordinance in the form of Arunachal Pradesh
Education Bill. The union also demand for immediate sanctioning of Rs. 200 crore
as an special package in the education sector for the completion of all the ongoing
project and schemes that have remain incomplete owing to paucity of fund.
Increasing of APST Reservation in NERIST, Introduction of Anthropology and Education
Subject, Introduction of Traditional Dress as School Uniform, Establishment of Science
and Technology College, National Institute of Technology , Renaming of Rajiv Gandhi
University to Arunachal University are other demands.
The union reiterated its demand for Deportation of Chakma Hajong Refugee from Arunachal
Pradesh. It also called for White Paper on Hydro Power Projects. It demanded that
govt of Arunachal Pradesh comes out with a "white paper" entailing numbers of power
projects awarded to all firms with all documents including copies of MOU, revenue
generated from these power projects and policies framed to protect interest of the
The union further urged the govt to come out clear on the issue of Inner Line Permit
in regards to the proposed coming of Railway in the state.
It further called for introduction of Health Bill and Setting up of State Boundary
Reduction of Tax and Speedy & Proper implementation of mega projects like Trans-Arunachal
Highway and Green Field Airport at Karsingsa, Creation of Arunachal Regiment. The
union further called for devolving a strategy to flush the militants from Tirap and
Changlang districts :
Moreover, the deplorable law and order problem in the state is mostly due to ill
equipped police department which needs immediate creation of another four more battalion
in order to cater to the needs of the common people and contained the law & order
problem of the state, it said.
On Department of Tirap & Changlang, it said that as per the fund made available to
the DoTC annually, it is shocking to observe that no substantial progress has been
made so far and it is learn that the fund meant for development of this two districts
has been covertly diverted into the coffers of proscribed Naga outfit.
Roadmap for Transport and Tourism Sector, Immediate construction of State Guest House
at Vellore and Guwahati are tow other demands.
Jalley Sonam appointed Chairman of Workers Welfare Board
ITANAGAR, Jan 6: All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union organized a function at its
head office here today at the appointment of its President Jalley Sonam as Chairman
of Arunachal Pradesh Building and Others Construction Workers Welfare Board.
Speaking on the occasion, Sonam said, “I have witnessed many problems confronted
by labour community in the state and I will work for the betterment of the community.
Now as Chairman I will serve as the mediator between the community and the state
government for welfare of both.”
He highlighted the movement of the union for implementation of the Arunachal Pradesh
Building and Others Construction Workers Welfare Board and the labour court in the
state and also briefed about the funding system of the board.
He assured to launch the registration of beneficiaries under the guidance of CM and
other senior Minister and Officers and appealed the educated youth of the state to
work for the uplift of the labour community and the grass root people.
The union further expressed hope that Sonam will carry forward the aspiration of
the labour community and fulfill the pending demands of the union.
Congratulating Sonam, the union assured registration of all the workers in the board
and further assured him of cooperation.
Sonam will continue to hold the post of President, AAPWU till the union makes further
decision on this regard.
AAPWU Women wing President Tai Apo, AAPWU Vice President Kipa Tanam, AAPWU, Working
President Techi Tara and AAPWU Deputy Secretary also spoke on the occasion.
Representatives from AAPWU District unit and All Arunachal Pradesh Anganwadi Workers
Union also attended the function.
NE Business Summit to Explore Business Opportunities
ITANAGAR, Jan 6: Union Minister of Mines & Development of North Eastern Region, Shri.Bijoy
Krishna Handique will chair the 5th North East Business Summit “Explore Business
Opportunities”, organized by Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in association with
the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region at Kolkata on 8th January Handique
is the Chairperson of the Summit. As confirmed by ICC, the two-day Business Summit
will be attended by dignitaries and business delegates from the South East Asian
countries and the North Eastern States. These include, Foreign Ministers from Bangladesh,
Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal and Laos, Chief Ministers of Assam and Meghalaya, and Ministerial
representatives from different sectors such as Industries & Commerce, IT and Tourism.
Ambassadors and Senior Consulate representatives from Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam,
Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia will also attend the Summit. Senior officials from the
Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region and State governments of the Region
will participate in the different business sessions.
Investors and Business Delegates from different organizations will attend the sessions
which will focus on the Building International Partnerships, Enhancing Infrastructure
in the North East, Tourism: Horizons of Heaven, Agriculture : Spices , Floriculture
and Aqua Culture, Healthcare, IT & Skill Development and Developing Investment Hubs.
A Chief Minister’s Conclave will also be held to discuss the Perspective and Strategies
for the Dev elopement of North Eastern Region.
Training-cum- workshop on promotion of Nyishi language
Language learning is not impossible: Tolum
SEPPA, Jan 6: In an effort to promote the Nyishi Agam (language), a training-cum-workshop
got under way with the initiative of Nyishi Elite Society(NES) president Bengia Tolum
at BRC, Seppa today.
Drawing a similarity between Nyishi language and that of other tribes of the state,
Tolum said, “we need to evolve a language of our own which would serve the tribes
in a better way. There are lots of intricacies in learning the language but it is
not impossible, he added.
He also informed that a dictionary on the language shall also come out soon but it
has to be seen that all the common words be incorporated. He also expressed his opinion
for the inclusion of the non- Nyishis as the subject teachers of the language which
shall be funded by the NES besides assistance from the Govt.
Expressing concern over the plight of the indigenous languages in different parts
of the world which are on the verge of extinction, Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu,
who declared the session open, said that effort of the NES, especially by its President
Bengia Tolum, is one among the directions to preserve and promote the local language.
He urged the gathering to put combine effort to save the language from the verge
Like the Cantonism and the Mandarin in China whose language has slight nuances in
meaning, ours too has some differences in meaning but the problem could be sort out
by evolving a common script and the language, he further said. Same kind of problems
are being faced by the peoples of Changmai, Laos and Kampuche but due to existence
of the common script among them they could understand each other properly.
He also urge the teachers to play a pivotal role in molding the future of the language.
District Planning Officer and District Deputy Director of School Education and some
local officers also spoke on the occasion. DIPRO
A new year gift of life
No more than a year ago, the average day for Maya Tamang, a 21 year old girl living
in Tenga Valley, West Kameng District began at 3 a.m. After barely two to three hours
of fitful sleep, she would be jolted awake by a sudden spell of gasping breathlessness
and stabbing pains to the chest. On a bad day, her arms and legs would swell and
she would begin coughing out blood. Everyday life for her had become a succession
of such near-death episodes.
Maya Tamang was afflicted with severe Rheumatic Heart Disease. A childhood bacterial
infection had all but destroyed two of her heart’s valves, leaving it so leaky and
ineffective that the strain of giving birth to her now 1 year old daughter very nearly
killed her. She had been left with no effort tolerance and was barely able to walk
50ms. She had been left with no life outside the confines of her home.
In October of 2008, Maya had one of her bad days – she contracted a common cold and
what would otherwise have been mild fever. Only in its crippled state, her heart
was unable to cope with the cardiovascular demands of a fever. It ‘failed’, and her
arms and legs began to swell. Her gasping and wheezing returned, as did the familiar
stabbing chest pains. She also began coughing out streaks of blood.
That evening, well on the road to dying, she was brought to Captain Ashutosh Ratnam,
an Army Medical Corps doctor posted in a Border Roads Hospital near her house.
She was given emergency medicines to reduce the strain on her heart, and gradually
stabilized over the next few days. But it was obvious that if this girl was to be
kept alive, far more would have to be done. This girl’s damaged heart would have
to be repaired if she was to stay alive. She would require an open heart operation
called Double Valve Replacement, in which both these damaged valves would be removed
and changed with mechanical prosthetics. The cost of this operation was Rs.2 Lakhs,
a sum far beyond the means of this girl whose husband worked as a roadside labourer.
This undertaking to save Maya Tamang was turned into a veritable crusade by the involvement
of Deputy Commissioner West Kameng Swati Sharma, IAS. To begin with, she floated
a petition for voluntary donations in her own office for which donations to the tune
of Rs.20,000/- were collected. Furthermore, she requested the Chief Minister, Dorjee
Khandu to assist Maya Tamang who immediately sanctioned a sum of Rs.50,000 from the
Chief Minister Relief Fund to help with the surgery.
Naresh Glow, then MLA of Tenga and RK Khirmey, then MLA, Kalaktang also contributed
to the cause.
Dr. Ratnam also contacted Dr. Peter Arackal, National Coordinator of Rotary International’s
Gift of Life Trust which serves to save the lives of children and young people suffering
from heart ailments. They also contributed generously for the cause.
Maya was admitted to the National Heart Institute, New Delhi and on 03 November 09,
Double Valve Replacement was performed on her by Dr. O.P. Yadava, one of the country’s
foremost Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons. She returned home to Tenga Valley two weeks later.
Today when one stands close to her, the tick-tock sound of Maya Tamang’s prosthetic
valves at work becomes discernable. But its remains will always serve a reminder
of this collective crusade to save her which brought together so many people from
such different walks of life. Today, she looks towards the future armed with two
things she never had before – the first being an optimally functioning heart, the
second hope at least now, like all of us, this girl has been given the right to dream
– of sending her daughter to school one day, of running a small business and earning
a livelihood, of an actual life.
MADS marks foundation day by felicitating achievers
ITANAGAR, Jan 6: Kurung Kumey based NGO, Murh-Hatey Academic Development Society
(MADS) observed its 4th foundation day today.
To mark the day, Bamang Mangha have been honoured for his outstanding contribution
in the field of socio-economic and political uplift including promotion of Art &
Culture while Bamang Loram have been honoured for his outstanding contribution in
the field of indigenous Art and Culture. Bamang Tarang for his outstanding achievement
in the field of Martial Art while Bamang Tatup, have been honoured for academic excellence
award with a cash prizes. Earlier, Dr. Bamang Raja, Secretary of society, said that
primary objectives of the society is to put special emphasis on education besides,
other innovative exercise to promote and recognize the charitable activities.
Chairman of the NGO, Er. Bamang Tadh, disclosed that despite paying attention on
education by facilitating “Excellence Award” every year to the students of class
X and XII (both Science & Art) who secure highest percentage within the Bamang clan,
unfortunately none has qualified during academic session 2009 except for Bamang Tatup,
a student of class XII art.
While speaking as the Chief guest, MLA, Bamang Felix, appreciated the effort of
MADS for taking up such initiative which will definitely encourage the youngsters.
He also appealed to the people of 19-Nyapin (ST) A/C in particular and Kurung Kumey
District as a whole to take up such promotional activities for all round development.
As a token of appreciation he contributed rupees one lakh to the society.
Chief patron of the society Bamang Mangha donated rupees 5 (five) lakhs to the society
as a token of encouragement to the society for taking up such noble cause.
Adviser to the society, Bamang Tago, informed that according to the UNDP Human Development
Report of 2005, Kurung Kumey district has the lowest literacy rate in the country.
Hence this kind of endeavour will have good impact not only to the Bamang clan but
will also have good impact in the district as a whole and this can be possible only
when there is collective efforts from every individuals, he said.
DA arranges free computer classes for unemployed youths
BOMDILA, Jan 6: In her bid to take along the educated unemployed youths of the district
into the mainstream of life, the Deputy Commissioner Swati Sharma after consultations
with the IGNOU authorities, have arranged for free computer classes on every Saturdays
at the NIC Bomdila for three hours duration from Jan 9 onwards. The outstanding trainees
would then be admitted in the IGNOU for diploma courses, which would be taken care
of by the District Administration.
Moreover, Jan 12 which is normally celebrated as the National Youth Day would be
observed as ‘Career Guidance Day’ in the district headquarter said DC wherein career
counseling would be taken care of by the NABARD, IGNOU and Army personnel besides
herself and APCS officers as resource persons for the UPSC and APPSC subjects.
The day would be sealed with an exhibition football match between General Officer
Commanding (GOC) XI v/s DC XI at Buddha Stadium Bomdila.
Meanwhile while chairing the meeting for the celebration of the 61st Republic Day
here today at Bomdila DC urged all the local Head of departments for the continuous
and regular updation of the district’s official website latest by 08th of every month.
In addition, she called for the compulsory utilization of the Pay-roll software so
as to minimize the expenses, labour and amount of time and energy put in for the
purpose. For this, she directed all the DDOs to send in their accountants and cashiers
for training to the DC’s office. Computerization of pay bills by all the departments
is a must, she reiterated.
Thanking everyone for their diligence, support and co-operation during last year,
which saw the successful conduct of two elections, Deputy Commissioner Swati Sharma
prevailed upon all to make a new year resolution to work with a renewed vigour and
commitment for the welfare and development of the district.
NABARD sanctions Rural Haat to Lengik Panchayat
ITANAGAR, Jan 6: National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) in
its endeavor to support marketing of farm and non-farm products of the rural farmers
and artisans, sanctioned a Rural Haat project to Lengik Panchayat for construction
of Rural Marketing Outlet in Nimte Village, under Sagalee Circle in Papum Pare District.
The district administration has issued Provisional Land Possession Certificate measuring
900 sq mtrs in the name of Lengik Panchayat. The proposed rural haat will serve
12 villages in the area having approximate population of 3500 for marketing of horticultural,
agricultural, Handloom and Handicraft products.
The annual horticulture and agriculture production in Sagalee Circle is about 350
Metric Tonnes as per district sources. The people in the area are also actively engaged
in artisan activities like cane and bamboo handicrafts and weaving.
Lengik Panchayat, which is the Project holder under the scheme, will start construction
of the marketing outlet having permanent roofing with toilet, drinking water and
parking facilities within three months from the date of sanction. The Panchayat will
also ensure that the haat becomes self sufficient in two years after completion of
For implementation and monitoring of the project, the Panchayat will constitute Rural
Haat Management Committee (RHMC) drawn from officials of District Administration,
Panchayat, Banks, NABARD, NGOs, traders and vendors etc. The Committee will meet
at least once in a quarter to guide the project and its full implementation.
The Rural Haat would help to increase the access to market of the rural people in
VAHAN project launched in East Siang
H K Roy
PASIGHAT, Jan 6: VAHAN – a software project for the transport department was formally
inaugurated by East Siang Deputy Commissioner Onit Panyang at the office of the DTO
Pasighat today. The project was developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC) Pasighat.
The vehicle owners, transport and police departments will benefit through this
database project. Even just after verification one can obtain Registration Certificate,
Permit, Challan and all other vehicle related documents from the District Transport
Officer within no time, DIO (NIC) Arjun Singh informed.
Already staffs of transport department have been trained and necessary equipments
installed and handed over to the implementing authority, Singh added.
One more project SARATHI has also been completed and being launched within this month
in the district and it would be very helpful in issuing driving, conductor and
driving school licenses to the applicants immediately after verification and tests
through this trouble free computerized system.
NERIST’s MBA new semester begins with Rhodes Scholar’s talk
Nirjuli, Jan 6: MBA’s new semester’s teaching at NERIST began with the enlightening
lecture by a Rhodes Scholar Dr. Bhaskar Choubey from Glasgow University, UK. He dwelt
upon the topic of ‘Sub prime global economic slowdown’ and mesmerized the audience
with his prolific speech.
Dr Choubey answered the volley of questions raised by NERIST MBA students and interacted
with faculties. He encouraged students to aspire for prestigious Rhodes scholarships
and offered tips for selection in Rhodes Scholarship.
Dr. Bhaskar Chobey is the lone recipient of Rhodes scholarship from Arunachal Pradesh.
Dr. Choubey, an Electronics engineer from REC Warangal has obtained Ph D degree from
Oxford University and presently holds a faculty position in Glasgow University.
This is Dr Choubey second visit to Centre for Management Studies. The session was
organized by Management Forum of NERIST.
Lower Dibang Valley gears up for IPPI
ROING, Jan 6: A District Task Force (DTF) Meeting was held in the Office Chamber
of Deputy Commissioner cum Chair DTF, Lower Dibang Valley District to discuss and
chalk out programme for Intensive Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) here today.
Dr A. Yirang, DMO informed that as the state of Arunachal Pradesh falls under low
endemic area, IPPI programmes are being carried out two weeks every year. He further
informed that this year the first phase of IPPI programme will be conducted on January
10 – 12 next and second phase will be conducted on February 7-9 next.
In the first round the children will be vaccinated through booth wise on the first
day and in the second round on the following two days, house to house vaccination
will be done. The main aim of the programme is to achieve 100% Pulse Polio immunization
of the children from 0-5 years. He sought the coordination and cooperation of the
district administration and other departments in terms of vehicles for movement of
the staffs for successful conduct of immunization programme.
Dr T. Basar, DRCHO highlighted the roles and responsibilities of the DTF and also
made power point presentation of the micro-plan to the house. He informed that the
district has approximately 9679 Target Group i.e., children belongs to 0-5 years
of age. A total booth of 105, 10 mobile teams and 5 Transit Teams will be engaged
through out the district, he added.
Y W Ringu, Deputy Commissioner Roing has asked to ensure 100% practical immunization
and also assured to provide all possible help for successful implementation of the
programme. She called for constitution of a monitoring team that will be composed
of administrative officers and also requested the panchayat leaders to give positive
feed back/monitoring on the IPPI day so that no children are left out.
The house approved the proposal of Lions Club, Roing to carry out IPPI programme
at Koronu Circle on the same day as proposed by Dr Ista Pulu, SMO a member of Lions
The meeting was attended by Lod Gambo, SDO(Sadar), Chiliko Meto, Zilla Chairperson,
I. Lego, DDSE, Nelo Umbrey, CDPO , Dr S J Metapo, SMO and Dr M Pertin, MO besides
other members of the DTF. (DIPRO)
Rasho Yangda memorial sport meet
Lumdung Govt.Sec. School boys team beat ME School New Seppa
By Amar Sangno
Seppa, Jan 6: Govt Sec. School Lumdung beat Govt. M.E School New Seppa by 3-2
goals in penalty kick in the first match of the 5th Rasho Yangda Memorial Sport
meet at general ground here today.
Referee Vijay Kino and official Sonam Bagang took the decision of penalty shootout
after both the teams were tied 2-2 in regulation time.
Niku Natung, Rama Natung and Joshi Cheda of GSS Lumdung scored a goal each while
Sawe Tallong and John Sangno were the scorers from M.E School New Seppa.
M.E School New Seppa were leading the match with goals from Sawe Tallong in 9th
and 17th minutes. However GSS Lumdung restored parity with goals from Joshi Cheda
and Atum Neri.
In another thrilling penalty shootout of girls football played between GSS, Pakoti
vs M.E School Nere, the latter beat former by 2-1. Yafeni Chiri and Reena Chiri
of M.E School Nere netted the ball while Ame Kamchung of GSS Pakoti could only find
the net for M.E School Nere.
In another scintillating match of boys football, Govt Sec. School Pakoti took sweet
revenge by beating M.E School Nere 1-0.
Receiving a well measured pass from team-mate Doniya Loffa, Koru Yangda of GSS Pakoti
dribbled past three rival defenders and netted the match winner from penalty box
area in 29th min.
In the last match of the day, the eves team of GHSS, Seppa knocked out their M.E
School Mebua counterpart through penalty shootout. Meku Tachang of GHSSS scored the
only match winner. GHSSS goalkeeper Fepung Dodum saved three penalty shots, thanks
to her outstanding performance between the two posts.
ITANAGAR, Jan 6: The Watersheet Committee and User Group for Hariyali 2005 to 2010
of Hiba -I and Hiba -II anchal segment have strongly opposed the allegation of misappropriation
of fund under Hariyali Scheme by Sangram BDO.
Terming the allegation levelled against the BDO as baseless, the Committee claimed
that the scheme has already been executed.
Awareness camp held
ITANAGAR, Jan 6: A day-long awareness camp on PMEGP was organized at Mebo, East Kameng
district yesterday by district Industries Center, Pasighat sponsored by Khadi and
Village Industries Commission (KVIC), Itanagar.
Attending programme, Mebo ADC (i/c) R Perme advised the beneficiaries to take up
their schemes seriously. He hoped that the programme would certainly benefit them
in setting up their own ventures. Another programme on fruit processing and preservation
with practical demonstration was also conducted by the DIC.
Sisi bridge inaugurated
ITANAGAR, Jan 06: MLA Alo Libang inaugurated Sisi Bridge on Puging-Likor Road on
December 29 last.
NCP, Upper Siang District, President NCP Yahung Tekseng thanked Chief Minister, PWD
Minister and CE, PWD Er. Bora Ete for the timely allotment of fund.
He also thanked Executive Engineer Er. Gobo Yirang for his tireless efforts for materializing
long felt demands of the people.
NSUI developmental meeting held
ITANAGAR, Jan 06: National Students Union of India, 17 Ziro Hapoli Assembly Constituency
held a developmental meeting yesterday.
The meeting demanded the Education Minister to establish Medical University, Law
College, B.Ed College and Centre School at Apatani Plateau.
It also demanded establishment of science and commerce stream in Government Higher
Secondary School, Hija with library, girls and boys hostel and demanded up gradation
of government middle school to secondary school.
ITANAGAR, Jan 6: The All Komkar Students’ Union, on behalf of the victims of October
two fire incident at Komkar village, appealed to the authorities concerned to provide
necessary relief immediately.
AKSU lamented that no relief has been provided to the fire victims Onit Taram and
Kalling Sisam, whose houses were burnt down along with their properties, till date.
PPA terms allegation baseless
ITANAGAR: Reported allegation leveled against PPA workers and supporters of PPA MLA
of attacking a senior Congress leader in Dirang under West Kameng district is baseless
and irresponsible statement, said PPA in a release while reacting to a brutally assault
on General Secretary of the DCC, West Kameng Dorjee Leto.
It has been clearly proved from the report that the conflict is over business dispute
and is an individual clash. Therefore, it will be unfair to drag the parties, MLA
and the Chief Minister into their individual clashes, said its General Secretary
PPA appealed “both conflicting parties to resolve their differences amicably and
peacefully for sake of harmony in the society”.
Association questions Fire dept
ITANAGAR: All Nyishi Youth Association Capital Complex Unit (ANYACCU) has questioned
the effectiveness of fire service department during recent fire tragedy which occurred
on 2nd January at Dokum Colony, Naharlagun. They wondered how fire brigade despite
being located at stone’s throw from affected area could not save many properties.
Further ANYACCU has appealed director fire service to strengthen the department and
review the situation. They have expressed fear that if at right time changes are
not brought, in the eventuality of another major fires incident at far flung places
things may turn grim.