‘Govt job to kin of late Nguso’
Guilty won’t be left unpunished: HM
ITANAGAR, July 24: A suitable government job will be provided to next of kin of Late
Jumchi (Tachi) Nguso on compensatory ground, Home Minister Tako Dabi announced today.
Describing the death of Nguso very unfortunate, the Home Minister said that a Special
Investigation Team (SIT) and One-man enquiry committee headed by Papum Pare Deputy
Commissioner will investigate the whole matter. He is expecting a detailed report
within a month, and "Those found guilty would not be left unpunished," he said.
Denying the reports of custodial death of Nguso as published in various local dailies,
the Home Minister claimed that internal injury suffered during the accident caused
Nguso’s death. He also vehemently denied police atrocity on Nguso before he was being
taken to hospital and also the reports of body tempering. He said that it is not
an easy task to temper body of any dead person that too by police personnel. Such
facility and expertise are not available in our state, he claimed. He also rubbished
the reports appeared in local dailies that Nguso was taken to Hospital with both
Nguso died in a 'mysterious' condition recently.
"The state government, on its part, is doing all its best in this regards. So, we
are not expecting another bandh, the Home Minister said while replying to a question
on the proposed bandh call by various organizations on July 28.
Meanwhile, Dabi informed this reporter that ex-gratia payment to the family of Late
Nguso would be released as per government rule.
138 Bn CRPF celebrates Raising Day
Dabi lauds role of central force
ITANAGAR, July 24: Home Minister Tako Dabi lauded the officers and jawans of 138
Bn CRPF for rendering yeoman services towards national security.
Attending the 10th Raising day celebration of the Battalion at Sinkiview here today,
the Home Minister said that the battalion has served almost all length and breadth
of the country during its 10 years and deserves appreciations from all quarters for
exhibiting tremendous courage and highest degree of leadership and professionalism
in executing the assigned task successfully.
Seven Coys of the Battalions are presently deployed in different districts of the
state to maintain law and order beside special operations and VVIP duties. The 138
Bn CRPF are mainly deployed in various Naxal infested areas like Chattisgarh and
achieved remarkable success in containing Naxalism in those areas, the Home Minister
The Battalion has brought laurels to the force by winning President's Police Medal
for Gallantry, Police Medal for life saving in connection with Tsunami, rescue and
relief operations and Indian police medals for meritorious services, he informed.
The Unit, in addition to their paramount national duty of maintaining law and orders,
has also taken up various welfare activities under its Civic Action Programmes. Recently,
the 138 Bn CRPF organized a district level football tournament at Daporijo, a course
on first-aid to the teachers of Middle and Higher Secondary Schools at Koloriang
with the help of PHC by providing first aid boxes with necessary medicines and provided
computer education facilities with all required accessories at the Middle Schools
at Palin and Koloriang.
Earlier, Dabi paid floral tributes to martyrs. He also inaugurated a ‘Welfare Mela’
organized as part of 10th Raising Day celebration. He lauded Commandant Bhupendra
Kumar and his colleagues, CRPF personnel and all others for organizing such a wonderful
Speaking on the occasion, Commandant Bhupendra Kumar highlighted the various achievements
of the battalions since 2000 and other social welfare activities taken up by CRPF
under Civic Action Programme. He also informed that a state level football tournament
is being planned to organize during September this year.
State NYC pleads for central assistance to accelerate youth activities
ITANAGAR, July 24: The Nationalist Youth Congress Arunachal Pradesh has appealed
the central party leadership to convince the Centre for more financial support to
exploit the latent talent of the youth of state.
In a representation to the NCP president and Union Minister for Agriculture and Consumer
Affairs Sharad Pawar during national youth workshop held at New Delhi yesterday,
State Youth Wing of NCP said backward state like Arunachal Pradesh expects infinite
patronage and support from the Central and state Governments to harness the youth
power. There is no major project to promote games and sports and youth activities
despite its immense potentials in Arunachal due to lack of infrastructural facilities,
the representation said.
Stressing on the need of proper guidance to the youth, state NCP and NYC in its representation
also urged the union ministers of NCP including Agatha Sangma to put emphasis on
more youth activities in the state such as organization of seminar cum workshop for
personality development of youths and instill a sense of patriotism, national security,
national integration, non- violence and social justice.
The state NYC also called upon the union Ministry of Youth Affairs, Olympic Association
of India (OAI), Nehru Yuva Kendra to conduct seminar cum workshop in collaboration
of NGOs for the youths of all North East states.
The NYC Arunachal Pradesh aims at developing the personality of the youth and inculcating
in them a spirit of social service and social harmony, the representation said and
emphasized sports activities in planned manner for the students and youth.
Stressing on formulation of plan and project along with infrastructure development,
the NYC said there is an urgent need to improve efficiency in providing professionals
and coaches. It also advocated for talent search programme and stressed on the
need to bringing a revolution in sports and youth activities at grass root level.
Finally there is urgent need to ensure a vigorous expansion in activities and a rapid
increase in conducting domestic tournaments and sports activities in school level.
Several alternative sports development activities be considered in order to see how
best the objectives specified in the development perspective can be realized, the
NYC representation added. Meanwhile, state NCP President Ngurang Pinch has lauded
the NYC team under the leadership of James Techi Tara for their endeavour to bring
the state in the forefront.
GWS calls for fair & transparent enquiry
ITANAGAR, July 24: Pointing out the Notice issued by the Papum Pare deputy commissioner
in local dailies seeking information from various individuals for ‘Magisterial
Inquiry into the road accident that took place on 15th July 2010 by a Police vehicle
in which Late Tachi Nguso, an APST Bus Conductor died’, the Galo Welfare Society
(GWS) said ‘there is a controversy about the cause of death of Late Jumchi (Tachi)
Nguso. “The police sources say that the cause of the death was a vehicle accident,
but the relatives and the general public say that the cause of death was due to police
beating and torture by them in Naharlagun Police Station. Therefore, the statement
contained in the Notice is objectionable, the Society said.
The Galo Welfare Society in a representation to Papum Pare deputy commissioner has
called for a fair and transparent inquiry by the Inquiry Authority in unearthing
the persons involved in the incident, giving exemplary punishment to the culprits
by the law and suitable compensation to the kins of the victim which will go a long
way in upholding the Justice. The representatives and relatives of the victim may
be allowed to witness the trial/ inquiry process, the Society said.
The Society further said it is clearly a case of extreme high-handedness, torture
and barbaric act of the police due to which Late Jumchi has died leaving his family
members including his young wife and four small children completely helpless.
East Kameng College admission from Monday
Appeal to call off bandh
SEPPA, July 24: The admission in college at East Kameng would begin from next
Monday, this was revealed by the college’s Principal In-charge, Robin Hissang in
a meeting called on by District Administration in a response to the proposed bandh
call by All East Kameng District Students Union’s (AEKSU) on 29th of this month.
But the Re-opening of the boys’ hostel was not agreed upon by all the house present.
In response to the AEKSU’s eight point demand, the house discussed over all the matter
but the Re-opening of the boys hostel which was center of discussion among the house
present was not agreed upon by the by the house present. After a long discussion
over all the issues being raised by the district apex students union the house present
unanimously resolved that a committee shall be formed for the further discussion
of all the demands of the AEKSU’s pertaining to the development of the district and
same be pursued to the higher authority.
The house observed that since all the existing structure of boys’ hostel which has
been renovated be used for the college, the re-opening of the boys’ hostel is not
conducive in the present situation. Thus the house resolved that opening of the boys’
hostel may be considered after shifting of the college to its permanent place in
Wessang. And the terms and condition shall be formulated even if it is re-open in
future. The house also resolved to appeal AEKSU to call off its proposed band call
on 29th next.
Besides the matters like early completion of on-going Hari Bridge which is under
construction for many years by the Tama fabrication were also discussed in length.
Regarding this all the members requested the DC to pursue Tama fabrication for its
early completion of the Hari Bridge.
The cancellation of transfer of Tarr Hacha, UPO, DUDA, posting of subject teachers
in the various schools of the district, the proper demarcation of the Govt. hr. Sec.
School boundary, the cancellation of the land allotment in the public places like
Abo Tani manch, general ground and other important places should be stop immediately.
The problem of JNV was also discussed in length.
Mige Kamki, ADC, Seppa, W.Ramdasow, EAC judicial cum BDO Bana, Chayang Tajo CO, Dahey
Sangno and other govt. officials, the representatives from the various villages having
problem in the re-opening of the boys hostel, ZPM, public leader, representative
from the market welfare association, EKCCI, the senior citizen were present in the
Is Arunachal Pradesh not in central leaders’ radar?
ITANAGAR, July 24: Few days ago when rain lashed major part of North-India there
were huge hue and cry over flood waters damaging property worth crores of rupee.
Central ministers were making visit after visit to flood affected areas of Haryana
and Punjab. The spontaneous response of central ministers towards such natural disaster
was a welcome sign. Also national media were inundated with reports about suffering
of people because of havoc wreaked by flood water.
However, this entire development leaves us with few thoughts to ponder. With due
sympathy to the flood affected citizens country, the response of union government
show lot of biasness. The Lower Dibang Valley district of Arunachal has been cut
from rest of the world for the last five months because of incessant rain and there
have been numerous reports of people facing so much of trouble like shortage of food
items, medical kits and so on. Border Road Organization (BRO), agency responsible
for maintaining all the major road of state has not been able to restore road connection
till now. Despite all such report till now no central leaders had ever bother to
a pay visit to places like Anini which has no road connectivity for past few months.
It’s tough to understand whether they are not aware of what is going on in their
own country or they think places like Anini is not worth visiting. Like Anini there
are many more interior places which often get disconnected during monsoon season
but no one at Delhi bothers about the sorry plight of Arunachalee citizen.
Often central leaders talk about Arunachal being an integral part of India but such
careless attitude towards citizen leaves few questions to be answered. At times I
just wonder whether Arunachal is strategically important only in terms of military
interest vis-a-vis China. National media also never bother about the suffering of
Arunachalees. They have enough representatives based in Itanagar but hardly anybody
reports about natural disaster striking state. Only they will report about China
issue and something like an Arunachalee had killed a tiger or like that.
This reporter was watching television on the day Queens Baton relay landed in Itanagar.
During 9 pm bulletin that night Doordarshan was broadcasting news of QBR landing
in Itanagar and how people were happy about it. But to my utmost honesty till now
I have not watched a single news on the sad status of Anini in any national television
Arunachalee are so happy being treated like second class citizen in their own country
and happily accept whatever is being entrusted upon us by central leaders. It’s time
we forge united front and assert our basic rights. We are also citizen of this country
and we need to have equal say in whatever policy people at Delhi frame for this state.
If a new dam comes up local citizen need to be taken into confidence. We need to
get the benefit of dam, not the people of metropolitan as we are sacrificing our
land for it. If any other new project comes up then also local citizen need to be
taken into confidence. After all this is our land and being son and daughter of soil,
Arunachalee should have big say in matters which can affect their future.
Adventure tourism project in state
ITANAGAR, July 24: An Adventure Tourism Camping Destination is coming up in the state
of Arunachal Pradesh at Jote near Poma-Jote river, some 40 kms from here. This was
informed by the State Governor General J.J Singh while visiting the project site
The Tourist Resort, first of its kind in the state is being undertaken by the Engineering
wing of the State Tourism department with a sanctioned amount of Rs 387.05 lakh.
The project, designed with a Cafeteria, picnic huts, eco-tourism cottages, children
parks, besides parking place for vehicles is a step for promoting adventure tourism
in the state.
Interacting with the people of Poma-Jote villages, the Governor accompanied by the
State First Lady Anupama Singh said that the development of Adventure Tourism Camping
Destination would bring socio-economic development of the entire area.
Advocating for promoting tourism in the state to generate revenue for the local people,
he sought support and cooperation from the local people to build up the eco-tourism
resort. Gen Singh, while citing the example of London, Switzerland and states of
Kerela, Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan who are promoting tourism in a major
way, told the people about the benefits derived from tourism as an income generating
sector and encouraged them to involve in the project for sustainable development
of Jote area and other adjoining villages. He further called upon them to mobilize
the youths to generate income avenues by engaging them in the tourist resort, adding
that the future of the children would be secured.
Giving details of the project, the Governor said that the Resort structures will
be of eco-friendly materials like Bamboo and Cane and would showcase the local culture,
besides promoting local handloom and handicraft products. He desired that the Adventure
Tourism Project should be a model project for the entire state with facilities of
international standard. He desired that the design and the pattern of the accommodation
should be neat, hygienic, eco-friendly, adding that the design should have tribal
textures and motifs with the use of locally available materials like bamboo and cane.
The Tourism Engineering Wing would undertake the project construction with technical
assistance from Cane & Bamboo Technology Centre,(CBTC) Guwahati, he informed. On
the occasion, Gen Singh asked the Director CBTC, Kamesh Salam, who was present on
the spot for initiating construction of bamboo based cottages and desired that the
project should be completed at the earliest.
Taking note of the occasion, the Governor also stressed on Organic farming, Bee Keeping
and other multiple cash crops cultivation in addition to paddy cultivation in order
to raise the socio-economy of the local people. ‘I want to see every one rich, a
prosperous and developed Arunachal’, he added.
The construction will begin from the first week of September next. DIPR
ITANAGAR, July 24: Capital Youth Welfare Organization in collaboration with Urban
Development Department conducted a social service from G-extension road, Barapani
to Takar Complex, Naharlagun today.
D-sector welfare committee, shopkeepers, members of Trekker and Auto stand also took
Building trust is more important: Ringu
ROING, July 24: The jagged distribution in settlement and intense antagonism for
control over natural resources, and in economic and political spaces, makes Lower
Dibang Valley district severely prone to inter tribal conflict.
In the backdrop of this fact, Lower Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner Y W Ringu said,
“The administration can mobilize enough police forces to thwart any security challenges
in the district, but building trust between tribal communities is more important.”
She was speaking in a meeting held yesterday, following conflict of demands between
AIMSU and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).
While NCP demanded for action against police inaction over an incident for assault
on one Safid Ali, a shopkeeper who runs a motor garage in Roing market, AIMSU has
warned of protest if govt responds to NCP’s demand saying that it will incite communal
flare up in the district.
The victim is known to have been physically assaulted by some unknown local boys
allegedly for his son marrying a minor tribal girl.
An FIR was lodged by the victim at Roing Police Station u/s 448/384/397/427/34 IPC
with allegations of vandalizing and physical assault.
Consequently, two people were arrested who also happened to be the student leaders
A series of meeting were initiated by the administration over the past week with
NCP and AIMSU to bring about communal harmony and justice to aggrieved parties.
NERIST all set for 2nd convocation
ITANAGAR, July 24: NERIST (North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology)
is all set for its second convocation scheduled for Aug 4 (Wednesday). Former President
of India, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam has kindly consented to deliver the Convocation
address and award Gold Medals and Degrees to the successful students in the fields
of sciences, technology and management. Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Gen. J. J.
Singh, who is also the President of the NERIST Society, Prof. Gautam Baruah, Director
of IIT-Guwahati and who is also the Chairman of NERIST Board of Management, and a
host of other dignitaries are expected to grace the occasion, according an official
Starting from an idea of creating technical manpower at different levels, where intake
is from multiple points, the project leading to the establishment of North Eastern
Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), Nirjuli has attained 25 years
of its existence witnessing different stages of development.
The foundation stone of the premiere Institute was laid by Late Gyani Zail Singh,
the then President of India, on March 4, 1984. The Institute has attained the Deemed
University Status in the year 2005. The Institute has celebrated its Silver Jubilee
Year in the year 2009 on March 4. The First Convocation of NERIST was addressed by
Her Excellency the President of India Prativa Devisingh Patil, on April 1, 2009.
Bandh called off
ITANAGAR, July 24: Following the directives of the PWD Minister Nabam Tuki to PWD
chief engineer (CZ) for taking appropriate action towards solution of the contractors’
problems as per actual works done and available fund provision, the 32 KM NLCPR Contractors
Association, Ziro has called off the proposed 1st phase of Ziro-Hapoli bandh on
July 27 next for the time being. The Association also lauded former MLA Nani Ribia,
and public leaders for their initiative for redressal of contractors’ grievances.
Miss Arunachal Beauty contest
ITANAGAR, July 24: The opening photo session of Miss Beauty contest Arunachal 2010
organised by Arunoday Society, Nirjuli will be held on July 25 and the grand finale
of the event will be held on July 31 next.
The theme of the event is to promote handicrafts and handloom and to create awareness
about AIDS among the youths of the state.
BSNL launches free roaming for its pre-paid customers across NE states including
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: BSNL’s NE-II Circle announced the launch of prepaid roaming across
Assam and Northeastern states with immediate effect.
BSNL's NE-II Telecom Circle (Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Nagaland) prepaid customers
can now roam across Assam and other NE states as per DoT notification. BSNL has recently
launched video call service for all its 2G and 3G customers. This facilities can
be availed by any BSNL customer having 3G handsets and selecting 3G network in the
handset. BSNL's 3G services at affordable rates are to bridge the rural-urban divide.
It facilitates faster connectivity and enable applications such as Internet TV, Video-on-Demand,
audio video calls and high speed data exchange etc. By making 3G services affordable,
BSNL is ultimately facilitating socio-economic development of the masses though applications
such as telemedicine, e-education and e-governance. The video call tariffs are extremely
affordable @ Rs. 0.30/min local and standard STD tariff applicable. NE-II circle
plans to add around 2.6 lakhs mobile connections, 23,000 Broadband and fixed line
connections besides connections on CDMA and WIMAX during the year 2010-11.
NE-II circle is committed to provide technologically advanced services to its discerning
customers at affordable cost. In the emerging digital communication era, NE-II circle
is spreading and optimising its telecom networks to serve the customers in a better
way and boost the economy of the states. Customers are advised to call Helpline at
1503 or 1800 1801503 for any querry.
ITANAGAR, July 24: Parliamentary secretary, Transport, Karikho Kri has expressed
his happiness at the achievement of Doirangsi Kri, first Mishmi lady from Lohit
and Anjaw districts who had cleared the UGC-NET for lecturship during June 2009.
Doirangsi Kri recently joined IGG College, Tezu as assistant professor (English).
Karikho congratulated Doirangsi on behalf of his community and wished her success
Art of Living to celebrate Guru Purnima
ITANAGAR, July 24: The Art of Living will celebrate Guru Purnima in Itanagar on
Sunday (25th July). The celebrations will be held at the Art of Living Centre, H
Sector from 5 pm. Special prayers, music, meditation, wisdom and blessings will mark
the event. All are welcome.
Explaining the significance of the day, Anil Bahl, Secretary of the Art of Living
Arunachal Pradesh, said, “Guru Purnima is the day to feel grateful for the knowledge
we have received in our lives.
ITANAGAR, July 24: Itanagar Tajang Welfare Committee has felicitated the CBSE toppers
of the Tajang village and presented cash award in a function held here today.
The awardees included Millo Yabo, (72.4%, Class XII Science), Millo Khushi, (74.4%,
Class XII Commerce), Mihin Tachang, class X secured 9.6 (CGPA) and Mihin Sonia,
class X, secured 9.6 (CGPA). The committee appealed the student community to work
hard to achieve their goal. The committee also discussed various developmental issues
in a meeting the same day.
SAI selection trial
ITANAGAR, July 24: A selection trial to induct students at Sports Authority of India,
Special Area Game Centre Naharalgun will be held at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun
on August 19 and 20 next. The selection trial will be held for both Boys and Girls
of age between 12-14 years in Boxing Taekwondo, Karate and Weightlifting, according
to an official release.
DDSE inspect girls hostel project
ITANAGAR, July 24: Deputy Director of School Education, West Siang District Nyage
Potom along with District Programme Coordinator, RMSA and State Gender Coordinator,
RMSA visited Mechuka to inspect the construction of 100 bedded Girls hostel at government
higher secondary school Mechuka.
During their visit, they conducted a meeting with teachers, school managing committee
and the project executing agency and also visited other schools of Mechuka block.
East Kameng CSD lauds admn
ITANAGAR, July 24: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Seva Dal, East Kameng District Unit
conducted a meeting on developmental activities and law and order problems of the
The meeting appreciated the district authority and PWD and UD department for initiating
town beautification and road widening programme in Seppa and appealed to the authority
to complete the task.
It also appealed to the concerned authority to take keen interest on Apex Bank, Seppa
robbery case and arrest the culprits involved in the case immediately.
ITANAGAR, July 24: Techi Bagap and Millo Mamu have been selected as president and
general secretary of All Arunachal Pradesh Hearing Impaired Deaf and Dumb Youth Association.