ITANAGAR, Jan 28: Mige Kamki, an APCS officer (Admin Grade) has joined as the new
Deputy Commissioner, Itanagar Capital Complex today relieving present DC Sanjay Goel.
A small farewell function was organized in honour of the outgoing DC at his office
While appreciating the outgoing DC as the longest serving DC of Itanagar, Kamki lauded
him for his efficiency in serving the people and maintaining peace and law and order
in the Capital Complex and hoped that he will be able to carry forward the legacy
set by him. He further asked all the officials and staffs to work together as a team
for the welfare of the state. Kamki was earlier serving the state as the Joint Secretary
Goel in his speech spoke highly of the people and the culture of the state and said
that he will cherish his stay here for lifelong.
A number of other HoDs and staffs also spoke on the occasion. Both the outgoing and
new DC were presented with mementoes. DIPRO
Self-defence training for girls
ROING, Jan 28: Three days self-defence training for girls is being organized by North
East Trekking and Expedition Society from January 27 to 30. It was sponsored by SSA
Roing. A team of instructors headed by the Woman Everester Tine Mena, Jera Meto,
winner of Mr Arunachal Title twice and Black Belt in Martial Arts, Apali Lombo, Barenge
Mihu, Ine Menjo and Kushu Menjo are imparting the self defense training to 30 girls
from class VI-X besides conducting various activities like rafting, rock climbing,
bird watching and educating them about the tourism and how to behave friendly with
B K Singh, SP Roing inaugurated the training programme in presence of Deputy Commissioner
Shiv Kumar. Singh exhorted the girls student to learnt sincerely whatever is taught
to them during the training programme as this also is a learning process and such
chances does not come in life again and again. Kumar also advised the students that
precautionary measures must be taken during rock climbing, trekking and rafting.
While M Lego DDSE informed that the programme has been sponsored under the life skill
training for girls under elementary level in SSA. Girls also presented opening songs
during the inaugural function.
Kalyani Namchoom, Rebecca Tayeng, EACs and M Dirchi, DPO also attended the inaugural
function besides officers from the education department. DIPRO
Soil erosion threatens existence of Rina micro hydel
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: The members of Galo Students Union (GSU) recently visited Rina
micro hydel project located at Rina village in East Siang district. During the visit,
union found that project is facing severe soil erosion on its eastern and western
part thereby threatening its existence as well as that of Rina village. GSU appealed
to the district administration and concerned authorities to immediately take precautionary
measures before any mishaps take place.
Arunachal team wins 7 medals in senior national Karate-do C’ship
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: The Karate players from Arunachal Pradesh won seven medals including
a gold in the Senior National Karate-do Championship-2014 held at Talkotra Indoor
Stadium, New Delhi from January 23 to 26.The Arunachal Karate team also emerged as
overall runners up.
While Sinne Mikhu (55 kg) won a gold medal, Tage Saa (75 kg) and P Nobin Jamoh (+84
kg) won a silver medal each in men’s category. Runa Dada (75 kg) won a Bronze Medal.
In women’s category, Rei Yadi (50 kg) bagged a Silver Medal, while Rajnita Rotom
snatched a Bronze Medal in Kata individual (women). Chunnu Sangno (61 Kg) from APP
also won a Bronze.
The Sensei Nanu Sangha and J. Krong were the team coach and manager respectively.
Nyedar Namlo Foundation day observed
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: The Central Nyedar Namlo and Nyedar Namlo Doimukh observed its
14th foundation day of the Nyedar Namlo on 27th January with religious fervor.
Rajiv Gandhi University Vice Chancellor Prof Tamo Mibang hoisted the flag with invocation
of prayer for the world peace. Later Prof Mibang released three audio CDs namely
Khumnam-III, a devotional songs of Ane-Donyi jointly written and composed by Bengia
Tolum, Nabam Mekha, Tana Kuka and Tok Para, Dwrnam, Rwkham and two books. The customary
Laws of Tani Tribes of AP and The Customary Laws of Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh authored
by Dr. Nabam Nakha Hina were also released by Prof Mibang.
R.T Tara President Central Nyedar Namlo highlighted the importance of basic concept
of Nyedar Namlo and suggested the devotees to dedicate in their duties.
Meeting for preparedness of Lok Sabha election held
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: A meeting in connection with preparedness for ensuing parliamentary
election in Papum Pare district was held under the chairmanship of DC cum DEO, Papum
Pare district today at his office chamber.
While welcoming all the EROs/AEROs in the meeting, Ligu insisted all to be prepared
to face the parliamentary election.
Requirement of polling personnel, counting personnel, sector magistrate, vehicle
for polling party, appointment of micro observer, identification of sensitive/hyper
sensitive polling stations, vulnerability mapping of polling stations, web casting
on poll day, identification of shadow areas and action plan to ensure communication,
communication network, requirement of DSPT/VHM set, formation of model code of conduct
team, assessment o postal ballot and election duty certificate etc were discussed
in the meeting.
All the EROs and AEROs were directed to submit their report within 1st week of February
National girl child week celebrated
YINGKIONG, Jan 28: The National Girl Child Week 2014 was celebrated at Yingkiong
by the department of ICDS, Women & Child Development recently. Various competitive
programmes were held for the children between 5-12 years of age in the Anganwadi
areas of Yingkiong headquarters during the week-long celebration which concluded
on January 24 last.
During the meeting the DD (ICDS) C. Tangjang informed the mothers and children about
the significance of celebrating the week. She also briefed them about the various
acts and laws framed by Govt. for protection of the girl child and women against
all types of abuse. The CDPO Gyamar Gagung and other officers of the department also
spoke on the occasion.
Prizes were also distributed to the winners of various competitions including drawing,
health and hygiene and outdoor games. Besides the Govt staff, 25 mothers and
30 children participated in the programme. DIPRO
Bandh call postponed
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: AdiSU in a letter addressed to deputy commissioners of East, West
and Upper Siang districts said that it has decided to halt the proposed bandh call
temporarily which was declared against public hearing of 2700 MW LSHEP on January
31. The decision was taken after APSPCB’s notification for postponement of the
proposed public hearing scheduled on the same day. Accordingly there will be no hindrances
or obstacles in normal functioning of administrative from AdiSU on January 31, the
Health camp at Kimin CHC
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: A health camp was organised by District Health Society, Yupia today
at CHC Kimin. The camp was inaugurated by Tai Tayu, ZPM, Kimin in the presence of
DMO, Papum Pare Dr. S. Ronya, DRCHO, Papum Pare Dr. Kipa Tuglik, doctors, nurses
and others. During the camp healthy baby show competition, Mother and Child Health
care, exhibition of family planning materials, breast feeding methods among various
other activities were performed.
The camp conducted 42 female sterilizations. During the Healthy Baby competition
39 babies took part and best 3 babies were adjudged with prizes. During the mother
and child health camp altogether 40 mothers along with their babies took part.
Essay writing competition held
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: Chuma Techi and Papung Taku of Government Secondary School New
Seppa won the first and second prize respectively while Yana Mangam of Lal Bahadur
Shastri Vidya Niketan of Type-II colony bagged third prize in essay writing competition
being organized by National Students Union of India (NSUI) East Kameng unit on January
25 last. The competition was organized to mark the Republic Day and to imbibe sense
competitiveness among the secondary school children.
Union resolve to shift school in new location
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: Considering the proposed Trans-Highway project is affecting the
government primary school Tawaso Village under Pakke-Kessang circle in East Kameng,
All Pakke-Kessang Pijerang Dissing-Passo Siejosa Students Union today resolved to
shift the existing government primary school. The decision was taken after public
meeting held which was attended by PR leaders, SMC government representatives and
the villagers. One Roma Nabam has donated land in free of cost for the establishment
of new school. Further union urged the authority to demarcate the school boundary.
Sangram emerges winner in KK’s CM trophy
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: The 19th Nyapin/Sangram Constituency emerged victorious in both
men and women football in the district level Chief Minister Trophy of Kurung Kumey
district which kick-started from January 23.
In the Volleyball (men) Tali circle adjudged as winner and while in women Gangte
circle of 18th Palin Constituency declared winner. DDSE Tai Tach attended the function
as chief guest during the closing ceremony.
NSS girl team conduct social service
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: Much to the respite of common man, the entire debris in the Sagalee
township have been cleaned by the National Service Scheme (NSS) girls team of Govt
Higher Secondary School, Sagalee under the effective supervision by NSS teacher in
charge AK Shukla on January 27. Speaking on the occasion, administrative officer
Bamin Nime requested the teacher in-charge NSS team to inculcate team spirit and
dignity of labour among the student and conduct more such social service to keep
Sagalee green and clean. The NSS teacher informed that in near future the NSS team
both boys and girls will participate in more such cleanliness drive.
YOMA demands e-tender for construction of tourist circuits/lodges
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: Alleging that the department of tourism is engaged in flouting
its guidelines by awarding of tender arbitrarily, the Youth Organization Movement
of Arunachal Pradesh (YOMA) has demanded for e-tender of all the construction of
tourist circuits/lodge in various districts.
In its representation to the director tourism, it said, if such arbitrary act continues,
there will be misuse of public money thereby causing burden to the state exchequer.
It further warned of launching democratic movement if the demand is not fulfilled
within 15 days.
Techi Priya crowns Miss Doimukh
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: The 6th Miss Doimukh Beauty Pageant contest was organized yesterday
at Doimukh. Capital MLA Techi Kaso, graced the occasion. The judges were Bonnei Darang,
Fashion Designer, Tumter Riba Journalist, Ashok Sonam Tajo Singer, Nabam Sina Young
Entrepreneur, Tana Vandhana Teacher and Karken Riba Choreographer.
Techi Priya won Miss Doimukh crown while Taba Yatar and Teri Mecha were adjudged
1st and 2nd Runner up respectively. The programme was organized by Doimukh Student
LAS seeks monitoring of judicial set up in state
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: The Arunachal Pradesh Legal Aid Society has sought monitoring of
judicial set up in the state.
In its letter submitted to the chief secretary, GoAP and secretary, Law and Judiciary,
it said the present system of MACT in the state is comprised of five judges, namely,
district & session judge Tezu, District & Session Judge Yupia, Additional District
& Session Judge Basar, Additional District & Session Judge Pasighat and Additional
District & Session Judge, Bomdila as tribunal members. GoAP has not issued notification
regarding the territorial jurisdiction of these tribunal members. Eventually, motor
accident claimants of the District where these tribunals are located have nowhere
to file their MACT cases. Also large numbers of MACT cases are pending in the office
of DCs who were tribunal members once upon a time when judiciary was vested in executives.
GoAP is requested to reschedule the conduct circuit courts by existing judges of
the state so as to cater a uniform judicial service in all the districts of the state,
it added in the letter.
The All Bori Students Union had appealed to the administration to cancel the proposed
public hearing on Lower Siang HEP on January 31 to avoid any hindrance on Donggin
festival. It was mistakenly mentioned as appeal to AdiSU to defer its proposed 24-hrs
bandh on Jan 31 in a news item published in this daily on January 28. Inadvertent
error is deeply regretted.
Human resource development a must for real development, says CM
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: Development can be effective only when human resource, the most
important resource is adequately capable and strengthened to achieve the goal, said
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki while inaugurating the two-day state level orientation
training-cum-workshop on rural development programmes at Banquet Hall here today.
Addressing the lawmakers, bureaucrats, Zilla Parishad chairpersons, deputy commissioners,
DRDA project directors, and union RD ministry’s representatives, the chief minister
said that human resources need to be properly oriented to ensure that the benefits
reach the targeted groups and result in better quality of life along with sustainability.
He called for setting up of more extension training centres (ETCs) in the state as
training is the most important ingredient for success of the programme and assured
all possible support for strengthening the institutions, like SIRD, the nodal agency
for imparting RD related training.
Appreciating the state government for devolving powers to the PRIs, RD Parliamentary
Secretary Punji Mara said that this has increased the responsibilities of the PRI
functionaries by manifolds. Therefore, their training is of immense important without
which success would remain a mirage.
He exhorted all the participants to undergo the training with due seriousness so
that the objective of rural development is achieved in our land-locked state where
population are sparsely located in far-flung and remote areas.
Earlier, RD secretary B R Babu dwelt at length on the macro planning and macro management
of resources for it to percolate down to the beneficiaries. The department has conducted
extensive trainings throughout the state to create awareness and impart basic knowledge
on RD programmes, he added.
SIRD director N Ete highlighted the objectives of the training programmes.
AAPWU, INTUC oppose replacement of Jalley as APB&OCWWB chairman
By Staff Reporter
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: The All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union (AAPWU) and Indian National
Trade Union Congress (INTUC) has out-rightly opposed to the replacing of Arunachal
Pradesh Building & Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board (APB & OCWWB) chairman
Jalley Sonam with Nyamar Karbak.
In a sudden move, Sonam was replaced by Karbak yesterday night.
In a press briefing, AAPWU, working president, Changma Tajo terming the decision
as incorrect said that it did not follow R&R policy.
Equipped with the appointment letter of Sonam which indicates he was reappointed
in the post for tenure of three years on Jan 3, 2013, Tajo said, “With the shocking
change that we saw overnight, we would like the government to tell us the reason
for Sonam’s ouster.”
“…Chairman of the said board shall continue with the post for three years and his
appointment cannot be viewed as co-terminus with the change of government commissioner
& Secretary (Labour)” , the appointment letter reads.
He said, “And now instead of awarding him, they want to do away with it.”
Jalley Sonam while saying that there was no intimation of the change from the government
side also wanted to know the basis of change. “I should have been intimated about
the sudden change. I have the right to know the reason,” he said.
Women wing president Tai Yapu expressed that the chairman APB&OCWWB has to be someone
who has worked for the welfare of the workers and is a member of trade union.
“We will never allow someone who has never worked for the labour class,” she retorted.
Meanwhile, AAPWU has warned of launching a statewide democratic movement if the decision
is not revoked within three days.
Sonam to take on LS polls-2014
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: After much speculation whether he will contest in the ensuing Lok
Sabha election -2014, AAPWU president Jalley Sonam has finally declared his candidature
for the Arunachal West Lok Sabha Election.
He however did not divulge his decision of which party ticket he will fight from
saying that he was backstabbed by the Congress led government for which he has stayed
loyal for so many years.
Not hinting on any particular party, he said, “Whichever party I choose, I will make
sure to stick with it till the end.”
Taking a dig at those politicians who often change their parties, Sonam said that
he wants to change the trend of Ayaram- Gayaram in the state.
State committed to provide quality maternal health care
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: State NRHM Mission Director P N Thungon today said that the state
is committed to deliver quality health services in relating to maternal health. Addressing
the state level task force meeting for Maternal Death Review (MDR) at Banquet Hall
here today, Thungon said (MDR is an important strategy to improve the quality of
obstetric care and reduce maternal mortality and morbidity.
State Nodal Officer (NRHM) Dr. D. Padung made a Power Point presentation on the status
of MDR in Arunachal Pradesh and it reflected all the recorded causes of maternal
deaths that occurred in the state during the year. The importance of MDR lies in
the fact that it provides detailed information on various factors at facility, district,
community, regional and national level that are needed to be addressed to reduce
maternal deaths. Analysis of these deaths can identify the delays that contribute
to maternal deaths at various levels and the information used to adopt measures to
fill the gaps in service, he said.
It was observed that most of the cases of Maternal Deaths were due to lack of timely
health seeking behavior of the pregnant women for which, the Secretary (H&FW) Sudhir
Kumar, stressed on strengthening IEC activities at village levels making use of
the ASHAs and AWWs. The meeting was attended by DHS, Member Secretary (State Commission
for Women), Addl. DHS, Jt.DHS (FW), CMS (ASH), Sr. Gynaecologist ASH, DD (FW), SPO
(M&E) and others.
NDC team calls on Governor
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: A sixteen-member team of National Defence College, led by its Secretary
Brig J K Sharma called on the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay
Sharma at Raj Bhawan here today.
Interacting with senior officers from Armed Forces and All India Services, including
officers from Bangladesh, Oman and Germany, Governor gave an overview of the State.
He said that tourism, hydropower and nature’s bounty are the key strengths of the
State, while adding that infrastructure such as roads and social infrastructure,
i.e. education and health care needs special attention.
Governor said it is heartening to see that people of Arunachal Pradesh know more
about India than rest of the country know about Arunachal Pradesh. Numerous tribes,
various cultural and traditional practices, make the State a cultural mosaic.
Underscoring the importance of the study tour organized by National Defence College,
Governor said that this tour is one of the important aspect of the one year course.
Complimenting the institute, he said that such tours help the decision makers to
enrich themselves with necessary skills and background for filling senior positions
national security and associated fields. PRO to governor
P Matthai: a true challenger to Gaurav Gill and Suresh Rana
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: Many rallyists have already descended upon the sleepy valley of
Dirang in Arunachal Pradesh to take part in the JK Tyre Arunachal Festival of Speed
-2014. West Kameng Deputy Commissioner A K Singh will flag off the event on February
1st at the Dirang Stadium. The event for the first time in India will be aired live
on NE TV.
Philippos Matthai, who started rallying in 2001 and drove with team MRF for over
5 years, is a true challenger to Gaurav Gill and Suresh Rana at the Arunachal Festival
of Speed to take home the honours.
Having had an impeccable run winning each and every single autocross and speedsprint
for the last 6 years across north India, Philippos wants to ascertain his domination
across the North East too.
He is also the brain child behind Speedsports, which is one of the top most automobile
performance tuning companies in India and is based in New Delhi.
Philippos also has the credit for having been driving the medical chase car at the
Indian F1 GP for the last 3 years. Philippos is well aware of the kind of competition
at this event with above 50 entries. The grid is a mix of well known rally and autocross
drivers from all over the country.
‘PRIs to be devolved full power soon’
SAGALEE, Jan 28: “The Panchayati Raj institutions (PRIs) in the state shall be devolved
full power -functions, functionaries and finances and made fully functional soon,
for which recruitment of functionaries are on in full swing in various districts”
said Chief Minister Nabam Tuki while addressing the people at Silsango yesterday
after inauguration of CO Hq in presence of huge gathering.
Chief Minister was accompanied by MP Takam Sanjay, Food and Civil Supply Minister
Kamlung Mossang, and Parliamentary secretary, planning, Nabam Rebia.
He appealed the PR members to utilize whatever the fund allotted judiciously. Misuse
of fund will land to legal action as per RTI Act, 2005, he said adding that the Lok
Ayukta bill likely to be enacted in the State Legislature very soon.
He further requested the GBs and PR members to cooperate with administrative officer
to be posted at the circle and maintain the spirit of peace and harmony. The Chief
Minister in principle accepted in principle all the points of the memorandum submitted
by the public like construction of a Circuit House at Silsango, Girls Hostel at
Sarch Gai etc and providing of fencing materials and CGI sheets to the needy farmers.
However, he warned the beneficiaries not to sell out the supplied items. He further
appealed all GBs, PR members, social workers and Govt. functionaries to be sincere
and dedicated to their duties so that his Govt. could award them with medals in recognition
of their services.
MP Takam Sanjoy while addressing the people appealed that the Rural Link Road in
between villages should be constructed with at least double lanning to avoid congested
vehicular traffic and tragic accident. While citing an example of his student life
which was full of hardship, he lamented that one must face difficulties in life to
become perfect leader of tomorrow. He warned the youth not to use facebook, social
networking etc. without knowledge of IT Act, as there are many legal implications
because of cybercrime.
Nabam Rebia, appealed the people “not to belief on rumor monger, but belief on your
leader and send able leader to the parliament for good governance.” The 15th Sagalee
Assembly constituency is plenty of Agri/Horti sources for sustainable livelihood.
These resources should be properly harnessed for economic development of the villagers,
Minister Kamlung Mossang assured the people to solve the PDS problem very soon while
replying a points of memorandum submitted. DIPRO
Republic Day celebrated
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: The students and faculty of the Kendriya Vidyalaya-I, Naharlagun
celebrated the 65th Republic Day with pomp and enthusiasm at the school premises.
The celebration started with the hoisting of national flag by the school principal
Dr K K Pandey. This was followed by march past by the Scouts and Guides. Cultural
programmes including folk dance and song and poem recitation by the students under
the guidance of music teacher Amit Mukherjee enthralled the participation in the
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Dr Pandey enlightened the children with
the inspiring speech and asked them to be confident in all their activities. Statue
of great leader and freedom fighter Subash Chandra Bose was also unveiled by the
school principal to mark the occasion.
The 65th Republic Day was also celebrated at Leporiang with great pomp and gaiety.
The circle officer Hage Tarung unfurled the National Flag amidst the presence of
Panchayat leaders, general public, government staff and students on the occasion.
The highlights of the celebration was march past by students, games and sports,
cultural programme and presentation of prizes by the CO.
At Balijan, ADC (Ind) Chukhu Takar unfurled the national tricolor at general ground
in presence of school children and public of Balijan. This was followed by march
past and band display by school students.
Speaking on the occasion, Takar recalled the contribution of great freedom fighters
who had sacrificed their lives for the cause of motherland. The ADC also gave away
best farmer award to Techi Tata of Diphu village under Balijan circle.
The Republic Day celebrations this year at Hawai, the district HQ of Anjaw, had a
heart-warming addition, even as the citizens struggled to drive away the biting chills,
with the township reeling under an all-night power cut. A beautiful book exhibition
for young and old was put up by district education dept (SSA), Anjaw, jointly with
Lohit Youth Libraries. This was followed by book-reading sessions in different schools.
The exhibition was inaugurated by T. Karga, SP Anjaw along with DC D Kamduk, and
went round the wide collection of books for children, youth, teachers and adults.
Ms Nitusi, representing the Lohit Youth Libraries presented a book to the guests
present marking the commencement of the reading campaign in Hawai.
Yesterday book reading sessions were organized in the Walla Govt Middle School, where
the Coordinator, Lohit Youth Libraries conducted poetry recitation sessions and audio-plays
of chanting of Jana Gana Mana. Giving the feedback of the teachers, Gajenso Pul,
Head master said, “These reading sessions are indeed very interesting”.
The campaign at the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidylaya, Supliang included poetry recitations,
from children’s magazines, loud-reading training and book quiz. Dr. R.C. Nayake,
ADEO (SSA), Anjaw and Ashim Pangyuk, Teacher I/c, participated in the programme.
Speaking at the end of the exhibition, the DDSE, Anjaw, K Perme, declared that the
‘Spreading the Joy of Reading’ programme will be extended to many more remote schools
in the district with the support of the Lohit Youth Libraries, before the academic
SBI Mutual Fund opens record 51 branches across B-15 towns in 1 day
Mumbai, Jan 28: SBI Mutual Fund, one of India’s oldest and largest mutual fund houses,
in a first of its kind initiative in the Indian Mutual Fund industry, today announced
the opening of a record number of 51 branches at one go, in the Beyond Top 15 cities
spread across 23 states and one Union Territory in the country. With this, the total
number of branches of SBI Mutual Fund has increased to 161 with a network now spreading
across 27 states and 4 Union Territories.
Shri U.K. Sinha, Chairman, Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) announced
the formal inauguration of the 51 branches of SBI Mutual Fund located in beyond 15
centers, in the presence of Smt. Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairman, State Bank of
India Group, Shri Dinesh Khara, MD & CEO, SBI Mutual Fund and other senior dignitaries
within SBI Group.
With the opening of these 51 branches, SBI Mutual Fund would now be No 1 in terms
of having maximum number of branches (at 139) in Beyond Top 15 cities, helping reaching
out to a large investor base.
Speaking on the occasion, Smt. Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairman, State Bank of India
Group said, “There cannot be a more opportune time to make yet another attempt in
reaching out to savers in Beyond Top 15 cities, as Indians, who are under-invested
in equity asset, would be immensely benefited by the growth of the Indian economy.
Historically, Mutual Funds as a financial asset class has proved to be a gainful
wealth creation avenue for retail investors. I am sure the new investors, especially
the youth, in B15 cities would opt to invest in Equity and Debt market through Mutual
Shri Dinesh Khara, MD & CEO, SBI Mutual Fund said “Our focus has always been in reaching
out to the savers and increasing assets in Tier II, III towns offering them, the
best of products and services. The opening of new branches is a part of our concerted
strategy to increase awareness and penetration of Mutual Funds as an investment asset
class in Tier II and Tier III towns. B15 comprises a large number of knowledgeable
investor base, for whom mutual funds can be a good investment option, right from
saving tax to helping them achieve long term life stage goals. We intend to reach
out to investors in these towns, who have appetite to look beyond traditional investment
The 51 branches are situated in B15 towns of Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Rajasthan,
Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh,
Maharashtra, Goa, Orissa, Haryana, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Assam, Nagaland,
Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Bengal and Andaman & Nicobar.
AYSU declares second phase bandh
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: The All Yachuli Students' Union (AYSU) has decided to go for second
phase of 24 hours bandh call on February 3 in 16th Yachuli constituency in favour
of its demands for immediate re-opening of Potin to Doimukh road, shifting of ADC
office from Yachuli to division commissioner, a government land under Yachuli and
shifting of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) from Ziro to division commissioner, Yachuli.
The decision was announced by AYSU president Likha Nigam in a press conference held
at Arunachal Press Club yesterday.
Likha Nigam informed that due to some problems an agreement was made between the
road constructing company, SRK Private Limited and the district administration for
blocking the road for three months. But even after the expiry of those three months,
the road blockade was not lifted, he said.
Nigam further informed that earlier on January 6, AYSU had called its first phase
12 hours bandh for re-opening of the Potin to Doimukh road but neither the road constructing
company nor the administration has taken any initiative for lifting the blockade.
“As per the guidelines and MoU for highway construction, it is clearly mentioned
that the road construction should be executed without blocking the existing road
but the executing agency SRK Private Limited has blocked the road for nearly one
year”, Nigam said.
Regarding the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nigam said, “The entire infrastructure in division
commissioner is completed but the government has set up the KVK at Hapoli, Ziro in
a rented room”.
The decision of bandh was taken in a co-ordination meeting held at Naharlagun on
January 24 last under the banner of AYSU among District Student Union (DSU) and Branch
Students Union (BSU) of affected districts.
Nigam further informed that the third phase of 36 hours bandh call will be launched
jointly by Upper Subansiri, Lower Subansiri and Kurung Kumey districts on March 3
and 4 next if the administration fails to fulfill their demands after its second
phase bandh call.
Training for GNMs/ANMs on IMNCI begins
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: Eight days training on Integrated Management of Neo-natal and Childhood
Illness for GNM’s/ANM’s of all the districts began at Arunachal State Hospital from
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. T Taku, Nodal Officer (Training & ARC) NRHM encouraged
all the participants to learn from the training as, learning is a continuous process
and there is no age limit to learning. IMNCI training is very important especially
for GNMs/ANMs as, they are the one who are always in touch with the patients and
they can contribute by saving the life of Neo-natal and in turn contribute in decreasing
the Infant Mortality Rate of the state.
John Ngaiju, National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW), New Delhi
who is monitoring on behalf of Govt of India, while interacting with the participants
requested them to fully utilize the knowledge learned from the training in their
fields, to interact with the resource persons and ask them as many questions as possible
so, to clear any doubts that they may have. GNMs/ANMs play a key role in the health
service sector and such training should be fully utilized by them to provide best
service to the patients.
Dr. T Lollen, MO, ASH informed that a maximum death of children occurs within 1 month
of being born, hence, Neo-natal’s health care is very crucial. IMNCI training provides
hands-on-training to the service providers so to make them better equipped and trained
to deal with the Neo-natal and thus, in reducing the IMR.
The training will be imparted through Class room sessions where the participants
are being taught theories and Modules from the training and through clinical session
where they were imparted hands-on-training at Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun
by the SMOs & MO and field /community visit.
Other resource persons included ASH SMOs Dr. K Darin Nabam, Dr. W Shin and Dr. D
Mithi inaugurates Career Counseling cum SSA training Centre at Roing
ROING, Jan 28: Rajya Sabha MP cum APCC president Mukut Mithi inaugurated Career Counseling
cum SSA Training Centre and newly constructed ZPC office building yesterday in presence
of Dambuk MLA Gum Tayeng, DC Shiv Kumar, Sipi Elapra Linggi, ZPC, PRI leaders and
In his inaugural address Mithi said that he was deeply involved in various growing
stages of the Panchayati Raj Institution including implementation of 73rd Amendment
of Panchayati Raj Institution and 33 per cent reservation for women in the Panchayati
Raj in the state. He further advocated for involving Panchayati Raj bodies in implementation
of various state and centrally sponsored schemes.
Informing that few more subjects shall be devolved to the Panchayati Raj in the state
to further strengthen the panchayati institution, the MP called upon the PRI leaders
to see that the benefits of the schemes reached to the targeted people.
Informing that the career counseling centre will be helpful for the job seekers as
well as the aspiring students who want to opt for various career in future, he said
“many private employers in the mainland India have also started liking the people
from North East region as an employee for their sincerity.” “One should not feel
shy to seek employment in outside the state, as there are many more opportunities
of jobs outside the state too”, he added. Mithi further informed that he has been
proposing the Defense Ministry in the Centre to set up a Sainik School with proper
infrastructure in Arunachal Pradesh.
Sandeep Kr Singh, Assistant Commissioner informed that the Career Counseling Centre
is being initiated to give counseling to the students about various career options
one may get after passing out from Class X, XII and Graduation. He also informed
that from time to time resource persons like IAS, IPS officers and persons from various
institutes like RIWATCH shall be invited to give counseling to the students. Apart
from Career Counselling, a small library has been opened in one of the room in the
building where students can come and read newspapers, megazines and other study materials.
Two rooms will be used as a SSA Training Centre in which Girls child under elementary
level will be given life skill training like Computer Training and Tailoring, he
Sipi Elapra Linggi, ZPC Roing also spoke on the occasion and thanked the govt. for
sanctioning fund for the construction of the ZPC Office building in the district.
She also thanked Chiliko Meto, Ex-ZPC for initiating the proposal in getting the
fund and also the executing agency, DRDA for timely completion of the building. She,
however, informed that there is shortage of furnisher in the building.
Just after the inauguration of the Career Counseling Centre cum SSA Training Centre,
Shiv Kumar, DC Roing inaugurated the computer training centre and started the interactive
session with the first batch of students yesterday itself.
It is pertinent to mentioned here that the new LRSO Office building near the Circuit
House, Roing where the Career Counseling Centre cum SSA Training Centre Building
has been started was constructed by the Department of WRD Roing. DIPRO
‘Modern Namlo is best technique to preserve indigenous faith’
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: Modern Namlo (Prayer Hall) system is best technique to preserve
the age-old indigenous faith and culture, said Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society
of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP) president Y D Thongchi while addressing the gathering
at Seijosa town yesterday. “It is economic way of ritual chanting, which does not
require sacrificing any domestic animal at all and the poor people can get more benefit
from Namlo system,” he said after laying foundation stone for construction of permanent
Namlo and inaugurating a newly constructed Nyeder Namlo at Seijosa town along with
IFCSAP general secretary Gichik Taaza.
Quoting the adage “Swadharme Nidhanam Shreya; Paradharmo Bhayabah” (Death in our
own faith is great and death in other faith is dreadful), he said one should preserve
own culture and identity.
Gichik Taaza appealed to the public of Seijosa for help in the form of material
for construction of permanent Namlo for the welfare of the indigenous faith believers.
He also suggested to the youth to follow up the teachings of parents and go for Namlo
in order to promote indigenous faith and culture of Arunachal Pradesh. Namlo is the
Centre for indigenous teaching, learning, prayer and fasting institution where individual
or community can get fulfill their desire by the blessing of Almighty Donyi-Polo.
Rafe Dawe, Chairman Nyeder Namlo Committee highlighted the sources of Namlo land
donation and its management system of new Namlo (Prayer centre) construction. Basang
Wahge, Secretary Nyeder Namlo Committee also spoke on the occasion.
A coulurful cultural troupes from Assamese and Bodo communities also presented the
folk dance and indigenous prayer system of their community.
District level tournament for CM trophy gets underway
AALO, Jan 28: Altogether 14 men and women Football and Volleyball teams representing
7 Assembly constituencies of West Siang district are in the fray for District Level
Chief Minister’s Football and Volleyball competition which gets underway at General
Football ground at Aalo today.
Addressing the inaugural function Yaman Bagra, Chairperson West Siang Zilla Parishad
exhorted the participants to take part in the ensuing tournament with the spirit
that governs games and sports. The main motive behind conducting the tournament is
to spot talents among the local youth under the state’s flagship programme of the
Chief Minister. Boys and Girls should take keen part in it to excel in sports arena.
The govt. has also enhanced the sports quota of 10 per cent to talented sportsmen
and women of the state and they should make best use of the opportunity that come
in their way.
Tumto Loyi, DASO also gave a detail programme on the string events leading to the
District Level tournament. In the opening women volleyball match Mechuka girls had
an easy outing against Rumgong by a margin of 25-9, 25-5. DIPRO
Through your esteemed column I would like to share a few words about APPSC. Year
after year whenever any examination is conducted, there are complains, court cases
etc. Hardly any exam has been conducted without complaints and court cases. The present
case of 97 candidates whose APPSCE preliminary test result is still pending is a
classic example. For the other candidates who have already qualified, it is a great
boon in disguise because they are getting enough time for preparation and enjoyment
of New Year, just because of the delay and pending case of the 97 candidate. Thank
you guys for delaying the mains exam. Coming to my point dear Sir, Madam, Secretary,
Chairman and Members, haven’t you learn anything till yet. Your past mistakes are
repeated again and again. Don’t you people have any decision of your own? Those 97
candidates were rejected even for the preliminary test, then how come you allow them
to appear in the examination? Better term it as joke of the year. Is it because of
the court interference? If yes, then is it the court who is conducting this APPSCCE?
You have your own sets of rules and regulations, discretionary power and Autonomous.
You people have made APPSC as ARUNACHAL PRAD-ESH PUBLIC SERVICE COURT.
C, sector, Itanagar
Wrong allegation without any facts
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to clarify the statement of one Teresa
regarding the dismantling of bathrooms, toilets and illegal capture of Govt. quarters
published in today’s edition of your daily.
Being the ‘Councilor’ of the ward no. 3 under which Police Colony falls, I have not
found any illegal capture of Govt. quarter till date. I agree that a couple of weeks
ago, dismantling of some toilets (made of bamboos) happened but later under the supervision
of my ward member, it was modified keeping in view the interest of residents. Some
land occupied by few police personnel at the rejected area in Police Colony is still
under allotment process and the case is at the court. The court shall decide as per
the provision of law.
And for boundary wall, I can give assurance that the work shall be started soon.
Also, I've personally tried to hear the sentiment/complaint of this so called Teresa,
but when surveyed in whole police colony area, no person of such name existed.
It is totally a baseless allegation made to defame my name in general and the name
of the DGP of APP as a whole. Hence, it is a sincere request to all the intellectuals
not to believe in such allegations by any anonymous person in future.
Councilor ward no. 3
Student union no longer represents real students
Through your esteemed daily I would like to highlight some of my views regarding
student union. The student unions were initiated concerning the welfare of people
and society by some wise personality and I appreciate those leaders. But nowadays
I can’t see any student union taking strong initiative regarding welfare of society
and people until and unless there is a private profit like funds , charities or in
History has told us that 80% of student union leaders in Arunachal Pradesh later
joins politics after completion of tenure and generally becomes very corrupt barring
some exceptions. It seems like student union has become diploma degree for student
leader to join politics. Therefore in order to attain this degree he/she spends lakhs
of money just for campaigning and now state is being flooded with student unions
which is corrupting the state. Now student union no longer stands for students, the
word student is just a verbal thing because 80% of the student union leaders are
infact not regular students. It has become the fastest and easiest way to become
rich and attain glamour, it is now completely a commercial place for people who wish
to get rich easily without efforts. Let me tell that you won’t find any student union
leader in Arunachal Pradesh who is poor. All the present leaders are enjoying their
life and each and every one of them is far richer than he/she was before being a
student union leader. So, here is my questions why are we still supporting them?
Are we that much cheap that anyone can pursue us to vote for him/her so easily when
we already know the truth about the candidates? And don’t you think there must be
a right to reject in the student union election too. Please no offense to those who
are not corrupt and are doing their job honestly.
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Goons ruling Maharasthra
Continuing their anti-toll agitation for the second day, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena(MNS)
activists on Tuesday vandalized a toll booth at the Rajiv Gandhi Bandra-Worli sea
Mumbai police detained at least 25 MNS activists who tried to flee after vandalizing
the toll booth. The attacks on toll booths run by the government or authorized private
agencies were launched on Sunday night in at least eight cities across the state.
Over the past two days, more than 70 political activists have been taken into custody
even as Maharasthra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan and home minister R R Patil
appealed against violence and targeting of toll booths.
The latest attack came after a speech by MNS president Raj Thackeray, who called
upon people to refuse to pay toll and oppose any force by toll collectors and not
bother about traffic jams resulting from their protests. Such open gundagiri by Raj
Thackrey does not augur well for the country. The most surprising aspect is that
Maharasthra Govt. has not yet taken any strong action against him. The weakness of
govt. is giving fuel to gundagiri of MNS workers. It’s time for some tough action.