ITANAGAR, Jul 05: Six IAS officers of Arunachal Pradesh have been posted to other
states in a reshuffle effected by the union home ministry.
According to official release Huzar Lollen, Kaling Tayeng, Bolung Siram, Gamli Padu
and Nani Mali have been posted to Delhi, while Jokey Angu has been posted to Puducherry.
Following the transfer of the officers, Gonesh Koyu will hold the charge of personnel
and administrative reform, Indra Malo Jain – sports and youth affairs, H K Shalla
- supply and transport, D Hawarlder -- department of transport and Tumke Bagra
- rural works. Meanwhile, the state Govt reshuffled some APCS cadres officers.
While Komkar Dulom has been transferred as director of Rural development, Bidya Gadi
has been transferred as NRHM director. Karma Leki and Bamin Nime have been transferred
as deputy secretary finance and EAC Sagalee respectively.
Mid-day meal review meet
ITANAGAR, Jul 05: Papum Pare district level review meeting on mid-day meal scheme
was held at Yupia today.
The review meeting chaired by DC Pige Ligu evolved strategies for effective monitoring
and evaluation of Mid-day meal scheme in the district.
Among others, administrative officers from five blocks of the district, DRCHO, DDSE
Monya Nyori, Zilla Parishad chairperson Nabam Aka were present in the meeting.
DC holds coord.meeting
Pasighat, Jul 05: A co-ordination meeting to discuss protection of Govt. land and
evict the illegal encroachers under relevant laws was held under the chairmanship
of R.K. Mishra, Deputy Commissioner, East Siang today.
Mishra said that the officers should see the interest of the Govt. Zero tolerance
will be maintained in the encroachment cases, especially by the government servants,
He directed the state officers to dispose off the cases within three month while
appealing them to be dedicated so that a humble beginning is made to change the society.
Allotment of land to the Indian Air Force and Airport Authority of India, commercial
vehicle/ taxi, amusement park etc. were also taken up. The Deputy Commissioner decided
for a joint meeting of IAF & AAI to sort out the allotment of land. He also showed
concern over the plight of the unemployed youths. (DIPRO)
Pertin seeks govt attention
ITANAGAR, Jul 05: Former minister Roding Pertin today drew government’s attention
towards the flood ravaged areas in Lower Dibang Valley district claiming that flood
has created havoc in many villages besides damaging road linkages.
In a press statement, Pertin said that he had found huge loss of granary, livestock
and cattle during his spot visit to affected areas. He further said that the building
of Govt. Secondary School Paglam was inundated during the heavy downpour.
Seeking immediate relief for the affected people, the former minister also sought
immediate assessment of actual damage and adequate funds for restoring the damaged
roads, bridges and irrigation systems.
Cautioning that water borne diseases are inevitable after floods, he urged the government
to be prepared and equip the health department to counter epidemic.
ASM alleges corruption
ITANAGAR, Jul 05: Expressing dissatisfaction over the implementation of the Watershed
Development Project in shifting cultivation area in Yemsing village in East Siang
district, Yemsing ASM Khabang Tapok has urged the chief minister to take steps
for prevention of corrupt practices in implementation of the scheme.
The ASM in a release today said that executing agency of the centrally sponsored
watershed project had misused the fund and tactfully maintained the project record
to avoid any complicacy.
Admitting that an enquiry team had investigated the irregularities in project implementation,
the ASM said that the panel did not notice many facts related to implementation
of the project.
Re-shuffle engineers: APITU
ITANAGAR, Jul 05: While welcoming the transfer order effected to the 14 AGMUT cadre
IAS officers of Arunachal Pradesh in the senior scale, Arunachal Pradesh Indigenous
Tribes’ Union (APITU) has requested state Govt to re-shuffle the heads of engineering
departments in order to minimize the corruption in the state.
Overstaying of officers in departments lead to mal-practices and nepotism, the Union
said and hoped that the new incumbent to put their best efforts for overall development
of the state.
AACWA demands action
ITANAGAR, Jul 05: All Arunachal Contractors Welfare Association (AACWA), in a letter
to the Chief Minister, alleged that the then power secretary did not take any action
against the officers of his department, who were involved in illegal ad-hoc appointments
in August 2006 and again in March 2010.
The then power secretary had issued circular on July 31, 2006 directing all the officers
of hydro power department and DoP not to make ad-hoc appointments. But he failed
to take any action when ad-hoc appointments were made in complete violation of the
Govt circular, the Association said alleging his involvement in illegal appointments
Alleging that then power secretary had covered up the excess expenditure in hydro
power department in 2010-11, the Association demanded also his suspension and action
against officers who were involved in corruption.
APPSU demands re-advertisement
ITANAGAR, Jul 05: All Papum Poma Students’ Union (APPSU) has strongly protested against
the move of the NIT authority, Yupia to conduct interview for the recruitment of
faculty members and technicians at Kolkata, West Bengal on July 14.
Pointing out an advertisement reportedly published in NIT website on July 3 last,
the APPSU said choosing Kolkata as venue for the interview instead of permanent site
of the NIT, Jote will deprive many local youths to participate in it. It demanded
re-advertisement of the same mentioning Jote as place of interview for the convenient
of the local youths.
AYC team visited flood-hit capital region
ITANAGAR, Jul 05: A team of Itanagar Assembly Youth Congress (AYC) has visited various
locations in Naharlagun and Itanagar region to take stock of the damages caused by
torrential rain on July 2 night.
During its visit on July 3, the team claimed to have found that many dwelling houses
in the Capital including the house of AYC president Giogi Ganga at the back of site
Akashdeep complex have been washed away by the gushing rain water.
The team demanded proper assessment of damages caused by flash flood and also requested
the local MLA and state Govt to take immediate relief and rehabilitation measures
for the affected people.
Meanwhile, Upper P-Sector Romi Colony Welfare Committee conducted a social service
and cleared the landslide in its colony link road on July 4.
Heavy downpour snapped the road link to the colony on July 2 last, the Committee
Minister resignation demand brewing, NSUI defends
ITANAGAR, Jul 05: The demand for resignation of Power electrical and rural development
minister Tanga Byaling by Arunachal Righteous Forum (ARF) for his alleged involvement
in illegal appointment found support today as All Arunachal Youth Association (AAYA)
endorsed ARF’s demand.
Alleging the minister of favoritism and violating laid down rules while promoting
an assistant engineer to executive engineer despite applicant being on serial no
16 in the seniority list; AAYA demanded the state government to appoint a department
promotion committee. It stated that such tainted minister should be dropped from
cabinet and the minister himself should resign on moral ground.
Meanwhile National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) State unit has defended the minister
by reacting to ARF’s press statement, terming the allegation as totally baseless
and unfounded. Further, NSUI state unit said the minister is not only dynamic but
an efficient leader who has consistently worked for the society.
EASU demands medical staff for Mebo CHC
ITANAGAR, Jul 05: Eastern Adi Students Union (EASU) has demanded placement of adequate
medical staff in Mebo CHC in East Siang district.
In a letter to the director of health service, the Union said the Mebo CHC has only
three GNMs and one ANM which is not adequate to deliver health service to the approximately
25000 people of the area. Opposing the reported transfer order issued against one
GNM of the CHC, the Union demanded cancellation of the transfer order and demanded
posting of at least two more GNMs and three ANMs the health centre.
The union further urged the director to arrange medical equipments like x-ray machine
for the CHC.
Fix Sumo fare
ITANAGAR, Jul 05: Dibang Valley Students Union (DVSU) has lodged a complaint with
Deputy Commissioner against unusual hike in Sumo fare in Arzoo-Roing route.
In a complaint letter to the Deputy Commissioner, the Union appealed him to check
unofficial increase in Sumo fare and fix a reasonable rate so that the poor passengers
do not bear the brunt of unstable fare charged by the Sumo operators in Arzoo-Roing
Students demand air dropping of food
ITANAGAR, Jul 05: Informing that people of Tali and Pipsorang circle are facing food
scarcity, All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) Kurung Kumey District Unit sought the
help of the authority for immediate introduction of ration sortie.
Association also had strong words against Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan(SSA) teachers of
district saying that SSA teachers are still at Itanagar even though academic session
has already commenced from 1st June. It urged the district administration to take
stern action against erring teachers.
School left to fend for itself, Union alleges
ITANAGAR, Jul 05: The school management and development committee of government higher
secondary school Bazarline Seppa of East Kameng today alleged that the school has
remained unattended by the education department despite up-gradation from secondary
to higher secondary four years ago. In a release committee expressed its displeasure
over the government’s lackadaisical attitude towards the school saying that school
is under deplorable condition since its establishment in 1962 and there are only
three senior teachers since up-gradation.
Appealing the authority to look into the matter, the committee further said that
teachers as well as ministerial staff are facing accommodation problem.
Union asks for re-introduction of APST bus service
ITANAGAR, Jul 05: In a representation to the Arunachal Pradesh State Transport general
manager Kargu Kardi Students’ Union (KKSU) today requested for re-introduction of
APST bus services to Aalo to Darak via Kamba, Aalo to Yomcha via Wak and Itanagar
to Liromoba via Basar, saying that services have been discontinued by the department.
Union said discontinuation of bus services is causing commuters a lot of problem.
Subject teachers demanded
ITANAGAR, Jul 05: All Nyapin Sangram, Phassang Youth Welfare Association (ANSPYWA)
has today demanded the authority concerned for posting of subject teachers in political
science, geography, English and commerce at government higher secondary school Nypain.
Association also demanded for a Principal for the school. It further lamented that
despite repeated submissions of representation, the authority is yet to post teachers.
AVP organizes training camp
ITANAGAR, Jul 05: Four days training camp on Bal Vikas Kendra and Self Help Group
was conducted at Multi Disciplinary Training Center, Midpu Doimukh by Arunachal Vikas
28 participants from six districts of Arunachal Pradesh attended the training. The
aim of the training camp was to develop trained human resource to run activities
in an effective and skilled manner.
SHG members were sensitized on importance of small savings, formation of SHGs , cottage
Chairperson, Zilla Parishad, Papumpare Nabam Aka appealed AVP office bearers to speed
up their activities in the field of child development and women empowerment.
ITANAGAR, Jul 05: Arunachal Pradesh celebrated the Dree festival of the Apatanis
with traditional gaiety and religious fervour.
At Ziro, hundreds of women swung to the rhythm of the nostalgic Daminda and filled
the Dree Ground at Hija village to announce the beginning of the most awaited festival
of the Apatanis – Dree.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, who reached Ziro last evening travelling by road from
Kimin, formally inaugurated the festival today with Rajya Sabha MP and former Chief
Minister Mukut Mithi by his side.
Tuki announced the opening of the Indira Gandhi Technical & Medical Science University
to a loud round of response.
The first private University of the state is slated to start its academic session
from this year. To facilitate its functioning at an earlier date, Tuki has directed
the district administration to coordinate with Urban Development department to hand
over the UD infrastructure at Ziro through a special arrangement till a permanent
campus of the university comes up.
Giving a boost to the health service sector in the valley, Tuki also accepted in
principle to run the Ziro District Hospital under the PPP mode with the University.
“This hospital would turn into a multi-specialty unit and cater to all health and
treatment requirements. People of Kurung Kumey, Lower Subansiri and Upper Subansiri
would no longer have to go down to the capital or cities outside the state incurring
heavy expenses,” he observed.
Lauding the Apatanis for their self-sufficiency the Chief Minister, however, pointed
out that there is still a lot to be done. Citing several developmental projects like
the Trans Arunachal Highway coming up, he appealed the people to cooperate with officials
and the government in executing these projects successfully on time. “Compensation
should not be the only basis for accepting or rejecting a particular project. The
long-term benefits and extra-benefits that would come along with the project should
be considered first from an over-all perspective,” he advised.
The Chief Minister also sought cooperation from the people in developing the Advance
Landing Ground (ALG), already approved by the Center, at Old Ziro. He highlighted
the advantages of having an operational ALG at Ziro and appealed the people to put
aside their petty and personal differences that are hindering the project.
To a memorandum submitted by the Central Dree Festival Committee, Tuki assured relief
assistance to the victims of crop damage in the valley. For the first time in history
the productive fields of the Apatani Plateau have failed to yield crop. To add to
the woes the pisciculture practiced here has also failed this year. Reportedly all
the fishlings died in the initial stages causing huge lose to the farmers. Tuki also
directed the Civil Supplies department to allot additional quota of food grains to
meet the scarcity that would be triggered by the crop damage in near future.
The Chief Minister further informed that construction of the Western as well as Eastern
Ring Road for Ziro township would be put up under NLCPR and RIDF respectively on
priority in the next financial year. He also announced a fund under SPA this year
for construction of an outdoor stadium on the Dree Ground.
To another demand for upgradation of the Old Ziro Circle Headquarter to a Sub-Divisional
office, Tuki requested the deputy commissioner to submit a proposal and assured to
take up the matter in the next Cabinet meeting.
Earlier, Rajya Sabha MP Mukut Mithi said the Apatani Plateau is one amongst three
of his favorite destinations. The other two being the stretch from Sela Pass to Jang
in Tawang district and the stretch from Roing to Mayudia in Lower Dibang Valley.
Mithi called upon the people to maintain their rich tradition as well as develop
along with the world.
Chairman of the Celebration Committee and local MLA Padi Richo, speaking on the occasion,
expressed gratitude to the Chief Minister for fulfilling the dream of the Apatanis
of having a University in their land.
“What could not be achieved in the last eleven years, we achieved it in six months
of Tuki Government,” he said.
Apatani community of the state Capital also celebrated the festival with pomp and
gaiety at Dree ground here today.
Minister for UD, Housing, Town Planning & Fisheries Rajesh Tacho while attending
the programme appreciated the Apatani community for maintaining and preserving their
unique tradition and culture.
He further appreciated the Apantani community for achieving immense success in the
field of education and tourism sectors. He urged them to maintain the same spirit
so that inflow of tourist increases in Ziro region. He also advised them to maintain
unity and brotherhood amongst all the tribes of the state.
Meanwhile, responding to a memorandum, Tacho announced an amount of Rs 1 crore for
construction of flood safety measures around Dree ground and also contributed some
fund to Capital Complex Dree Festival committee.
MLA Tapuk Taku and CCDFC chief patron MLA Techi Kaso also addressed the large gathering.
They appreciated the organising committee for successfully organising the festival
in a grand way and also emphasized on preservation and protection of festivals.
Capital Complex Dree Festival Committee (CCDFC), Chairman Er. Rubu Tago and CCDFC,
General Secretary Er. Takhe Tamo and CCDFC Vice Chairman Tage Buda highlighted the
importance of Dree festival and also read out Dree mythology.
On the occasion, traditional games and sports, cultural programmes and community
feast were organised besides releasing of an Apatani film Onia, a book-- who’s who
in Apatani and Dree calendar.
Meanwhile, Apatani Career Guidance Forum (ACGF), Itanagar handed out its academic
excellence award-2012 to toppers of the CBSE Board Examination and all other Entrance
Examinations amongst the Apatani students.
Dree in insurgency-hit Tirap
KHONSA: Far away from the epicenter of Dree celebrations, Ziro, the Apatanis serving
in the insurgency-hit Tirap joined by people from all walks of life, reveled in Dree
festivities at Khonsa today.
Addressing the people, Tirap Zila Parishad Chairperson Lorang Loham while greeting
the people, said that the tribals of Arunachal were by nature Nature lovers adding
that a number of festivals were celebrated in the state which have direct relations
with Mother Nature.
Describing the Apatanis as the most advanced tribe in all spheres, Loham asked the
other tribals to emulate their example. He said that though the Apatanis are a minority
population wise they were in forefront of education and economic development adding
that their inherent work culture was worth-emulating.
Participating in the celebrations Tirap SP Vikramjit Singh appreciated the Apatanis
for keeping their culture alive through celebration of festivals and lauded them
for their highly advanced and progressive terrace and wet rice cultivation. He asked
the other tribes to learn from the Apatanis.
Earlier, Tirap DC Sachin Shinde unfurled the Dree flag amidst a huge gathering. HoDs,
Panchayat leaders and public attended the Dree programme.
Dree dance, dances from different tribes and community feast marked the day-long
Dree at Roing
ROING: The Apatani community residing in Lower Dibang Valley district celebrated
their main agriculture festival Dree with traditional fervour and religious gaiety
at Roing today.
Saplings of Avenue Trees were also planted in the premises of the Multi-cultural
hall, the venue of the festival to commemorate the 63rd Van Mahotsava on the initiative
of DFO Roing.
Attending the festival MLA Laeta Umbrey said that, “Beauty of Arunachal Pradesh lies
in the fact that different tribes from Longding to Tawang are residing together as
one with their own distinct identities. So, everyone must strive to keep this beauty
alive in years to come”, he said. He appealed each and every educated person to
work for peace and harmony between all the tribes of the state in order to bring
back the past glory of the state saying, “elected representative alone cannot do
anything but we altogether must work towards it”.
The MLA termed the Apatanis as one of the most advanced tribe not only in the state
but among the tribes of the entire Northeastern states.
Zilla Chairperson Chiliko Meto called for preservation of cultural identity and promotion
of mother tongue.
Folk dance and Daminda were the main attraction of the prgramme.
Dree at Aalo
Aalo: Let the festival serve as a platform for cultural integration and spread the
message of unity, brotherhood and peace amongst all the tribes of the State, said
West Siang Deputy commissioner Marnya Ete while attending the Dree Festival at Donyi
Polo Dere, Aalo today.
Besides Daminda, the Galos, Adis and Tagin Communities came up with a colourful
cultural presentation which made it look like mini cultural exchange programme.
West Siang Zilla Parishad Chairperson Jarsa Gamlin, praised the rich culture heritage
and systematic celebration of Dere Festival.
Dree Festival Celebration Committee, Aalo President Millo Pussang said that the idea
behind celebration of Dree and participation of other cultural troupes was to give
a platform to assimilate and to poster unity amongst all the communities of the district.
Tezu joins the
TEZU: Dree festival in Tezu was celebrated with traditional fervor and gaiety at
Botanical Garden, Tezu.
Parliamentary Secretary (PHE&WS) Karikho Kri praising the Apatani tribe for their
knowledge and intelligence advocated unity in diversity and called for the contribution
of the tribe for communal harmony in the area.
Deputy Commissioner RK Sharma also appealed for peace and harmony in the area. In
addition, he also appealed for cooperation and coordination of entire people in times
of flood distresses in the area.
The main highlight of the programme was folk dances by different tribes of Arunachal
Pradesh. (with inputs from DIPROs)
Power projects damaged due to floods
Naharlagun, Jul 05: The Halaipani Small Hydro Electric Project (4x4MW) in Anjaw District
has sustained heavy losses due to unprecedented flash flood in the recent flash flood
from June 20 to 26 causing immense difficulties to the district.
This was informed by Deputy Commissioner Anjaw District in an official report.
The construction was almost complete when the disaster struck the project. The construction
work at the power house site was also in speedy progress, but the unprecedented flood
has washed away huge quantity of construction materials and T&P equipments besides
causing irreparable damages to the construction site by depositing huge boulder and
sand gravels. Intake and weir point, de-silting tank including power house site have
also been severely eroded. The total loss of materials and structures is estimated
to be Rs. 1050 lakhs, the restoration of which will require an additional Rs. 1450
Further, 11 existing and under construction Mini and Micro Hydel Projects have also
been damaged due to the flood for which the restoration cost is estimated to be Rs.1100
lakhs approximately. Sowe Kri, Gaon Burah of Pitong village of Manchal circle was
swept away by strong current of flash flood while crossing a stream near Halaipani
SHEP on June 26 last. The body has not yet been recovered, the report added. (DIPR)
Ering apprises Centre of flood damages
ITANAGAR, Jul 05: MP Ninong Ering met Union Minister of Water Resources Pawan Bansal
and his deputy Vincent H. Pala to apprise them of the heavy damages caused by the
recent floods in the state. During a meeting today in Delhi, the MP informed the
ministers that many parts of the state are hit by flood like situation with disruption
of road communication to many districts.
He informed the ministers of the prevailing situation of worst hit Lohit, Changlang,
Dibang Valley, Upper Siang,River Siang and Anjaw.
He further informed them that unabated erosion is still going on at upstream and
downstream of the anti erosion work project in Bordumsa.
NAIP’s regional seminar cum workshop
ITANAGAR, Jul 05: A two days Regional Seminar cum Workshop of National Agricultural
Innovation Project (NAIP) Component III : Sustainable Rural Livelihood Security)
on "Site Specific Farming System Options for Disadvantaged Areas" was inaugurated
on today at ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre, Imphal.
Nearly fifty delegates including members of Consortia Monitoring Unit, programme
leaders and scientists of ICAR, Central Agricultural University, Assam Agricultural
University, Nagaland University, Mizoram University, Spices Board and NGOs from different
North Eastern States are attending the seminar to assess the impact of various interventions
tested at different clusters under the NAIP-Comp-III project.
State officials from Agriculture and Horticulture and farmers from Tamenglong district
have also attended the seminar.
CA Worchuiyo, DC, Tamenglong congratulated ICAR for their successful initiative for
improving the livelihood of the farmers through different interventions under NAIP.
He also emphasized on human resource development and field level demonstration to
bring a change in the mindset of the local people.
Dr. G. C. Munda, PI of NAIP project mentioned the brief achievements of the NAIP
projects in different North Eastern States. He also mentioned that it is high time
to upscale the identified technologies in other areas and congratulated the consortia
partners for their dedication and hard work.
Dr. S. V. Ngachan, Consortium Leader of the NAIP project emphasized sustainability
and impact analysis of different interventions undertaken through NAIP-Comp-III to
motivate real socio-economic interventions. He also mentioned the need of strengthening
the inter-relationship among different NE States and working out some economic strategies
to solve the critical market problem faced by the farmers. Dr. Ngachan also put emphasis
on improvement of indigenous technologies through scientific interventions for better
Be united: Sonam
AALO, Jul 05: Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Construction Workers Welfare Board
(APB&CWWB) Chairman Jalley Sonam today inaugurated a public rostrum at Bogne village
under Rumgong constituency in West Siang district. The rostrum, which was long felt
demand of people of Bogne village, was constructed with the assistance of Sonam.
He was accompanied by Labour Officer L Ete. Just after inauguration of rostrum, he
attended a public meeting involving PRI leaders, GBs and public of village.
Addressing the gathering, he called upon the public of Bogne village, which is largest
in entire Rumgong constituency, to remain united for betterment of the society.
“Unity is the most essential ingredient to bring any kind change or development in
every society” asserted Sonam while suggesting the people to keep the politics out
of societal matter.
Dedicating the newly constructed rostrum to the people of Bogne, Sonam said everybody
irrespective of their age is equally responsible for up-keep of public properties.
Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation president Takar Goi, who is local from
the village, also urged the public to be united and work hard to make the village
developed. He informed that a BSNL tower is being erected soon in the village to
facilitate mobile services to the denizens.
Bogne Welfare Society president Tapak Tali in his address highlighted on various
grievances being faced by the denizens of Bogne village.
Gora Tamar Memorial Football
AUFC, CCFC reach last 8
ITANAGAR, Jul 05: Arunachal United FC (AUFC) and Capital Complex SC (CCSC) joined
Bamang Taji FC and Critical FC in last eight by winning their respective match against
Jiyo Aur Jine Do and Tayar Brothers at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today.
While Capital Complex SC made it to the last eight in ease by thrashing Tayar Brothers
FC 7-0 Arunachal United FC had to sweat for the entire match to beat Jiyo Aur Jine
Do FC (JAJDFC) 5-4 in a keenly contested match.
Arunachal FC took the lead early in 13th minute of the match through goal from Powah.
Vijay Kino added one more goal in 25th minute before Khyoda Janu of JAJDFC reduced
the margin to 1-2 in 27th minute. Kino again found the net in 35th minute to make
it 3-1 in the first half.
The second half saw luck fluctuating from one team to another as JAJDFC struck back
to score two successive goals in 45th and 57th minute through Janu and Khoda Rajen
(3-3). The match became a thriller when Nyamar Loyi of AUFC and Janu of JAJDFC scored
a goal each in 70th minute to make it 4-4. However, luck deserted the JAJDFC as the
team went down fighting 4-5 to AUFC. The winner was scored by Dry in added time (72nd)
On the other hand, Capital Complex SC toyed with Tayar Brothers in their 7-0 drubbing
of the team. Pani Raju completed his hattrick by scoring in 18th, 64th, 68th minute
while Tadar Kojum (23 min), Tasso Bapu (41 min), Tangum Telli Camdir (54 min) and
Nguri Alin (70th + 1 min) scored a goal each.
Gora Makik SC ‘A” will lock horns with Bamang Taji FC in the first quarterfinal
match tomorrow at 1.30 pm while ITBP will play against Critical FC in the second
quarterfinal at 3.30 pm.
Heavy damages along Endulin- Arzoo road
Anini, Jul 05: Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner Abu Tayeng visited Endulin nallah
to assess the quantum of damages caused in the entire stretch of Endulin- Arzoo road,
which is one of the major block points causing complete snapping of Anini-Roing
road for months together due to the incessant rain.
At Endulin, a long stretch of about 5 Km road towards Arzoo suffered heavy damages
with partial and complete wash out of formation cutting at many locations. Shooting
stones and Debris at regular intervals are hampering progress in work.
After the inspection, the DC apprehended that the restoration work may take many
months if the number of machines engaged in the work were not increased by the BRO.
With no other alternatives left, pedestrians are crossing the spot risking their
lives deflecting the continuous mud slides and stone debris at the entire stretch.
The DC ordered for immediate launching of temporary log bridge for safe movement
of the pedestrians by-passing the slide zone.
Compounding the problems, the stranded collegians and school students of Anini have
begun to flock at DC office praying for arrangement of transportation for them so
that they can join their respective schools and colleges on time.
Later, the DC with his available resources and coordinating with JPC Ltd and Police
have made suitable arrangement for transportation of stranded students at various
block points to ensure that they are on time for admission.
On his visit, the DC also verified the position of PDSstock and rice stranded at
Arzoo and instructed CO, Arzoo to make necessary arrangement for immediate transhipment
of the same as and when the weather improves. (DIPRO)
Hepatitis B on the rise
ROING, Jun 05: Hepatitis B is 100 times more deadly and infectious than HIV. To those
infected, it ‘kills’ slowly. Also it comes with stigma that can be more painful than
the disease itself.
During the hepatitis B screening test by All Idu Mishmi Students Union (AIMSU) conducted
in February-March 2012, 114 positive cases of hepatitis B virus (HBV) were detected
in Roing and 152 in Anini out of 2567 and 3252 test conducted.
Rezina Mihu, AIMSU General Secretary speaking to this correspondent said: “Still
much portion of the population is undiagnosed. We tried our best, while many were
Hepatitis B is rated as major global health problem because of its deadly impact
as it puts people at high risk of death from deteriorating liver resulting in malfunctions
due to chronic injury. The disease also causes cancer.
A study was conducted in 2007 by the Regional Medical Research Centre, Dibrugarh
in Dibang Valley district on the local Idu Mishmi population.
The purpose was to study the prevalence of HBV infection in the isolated community
that migrated long back from Tibet.
During the study, they randomly selected 438 subjects from local population. The
test was conducted for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), hepatitis B core antibody
(anti-HBc), hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs), envelope antigen (HBeAg). It
detected prevalence of HBsAg at 21.2% (93/438), anti-HBc prevalence at 92.3% (193/209),
anti-HBs above 10 IU/ml detected in 48% (96/200). Prevalence of HBeAg was higher
(42.1%, 16/38) in children (less than 15 years) compared to adolescent and adults
(32.7%, 18/55). The study concluded that HBV virus infection in community to be hyper
Alarmed at the high prevalence of HBV virus among the Idu Mishmi population, AIMSU
knocked at the door of the chief minister on Tuesday sending the appeal for ‘saving
the souls’. The government made promise for including it on top priority in the coming
It may seem that factors causing deaths and degradation of human souls are all favoured
towards this region. Not recently, Dibang Valley was in the headlines for its high
suicide cases. Today it is battling the nature’s fury.
AIMSU met Urban Development minister Rajesh Tacho and demanded for buffer stock on
PDS items and early restoration of Roing-Anini road communication. The minister informed
the student delegate on resuming of Pawan Hans service in Anini, twice in a week.
On other demands, the union was informed about the activities that minister had already
undertaken for restoration of road communication and for buffer stock.
SSC alleges ‘unfair’ decision
ITANAGAR, Jul 05: Sagalee Sports Club (SSC), in a release, today said that the team
had boycotted the on-going Gora Tamar Memorial Football Tournament in protest against
‘unfair’ decision of the match referee and the organizing committee.
The SSC team manager condemned the organizing committee and the referee of its July
2 match for allegedly ‘misguiding’ the young players. Alleging indiscipline among
Gora Makik SC ‘A’ team players and misbehavior by the match referee during its match
against Gora Makik SC ‘A’ on July 2, the SSC Team manager suggested that organizing
committee should not sponsor its own team in such tournaments which creates ‘problem’.
It also appealed to the Arunachal Pradesh Football Association (APFA) and Arunachal
Pradesh Football Players Association (APFPA) to debar unruly players from taking
part in such tournaments.
It is pertaining to mention here that the match between Sagalee Sports Club and Gora
Makik SC ‘A’ was abandoned with 1-1 draw on July 2 following a controversy over decision
of the match referee.
The disciplinary committee of the organizing committee had expelled the Sagalee team
from the tournament for allegedly not complying with the rules and regulations of
the tournament and Gora Makik SC ‘A’ was left with a penalty of Rs. 30,000 along
with suspension of two players for one match.
The disciplinary committee along with APFA and APFPA had taken decision after the
Sagalee team had reportedly refused to play the remaining duration of the match.
Arunachal to host National Jr. Taekwondo C’ship
ITANAGAR, Jul 05: After successfully hosting the National Weightlifting Championship
in the first part of this year, Arunachal Pradesh has got another assignment to host
a national level championship in the state in November, 2012.
“The state of Arunachal Pradesh would host the Junior National Taekwondo Championship
in Nahar-lagun this year from November 19 to 21,” announced Taekwondo Federation
of India (TFI) Chairman (Technical) P A Gurung at Nahar-lagun today. Gurung announced
this immediately after he inspected the infrastructural and accommodation facilities
available for players and officials in Naharlagun.
“With participation of more than 800 players and 200 officials, this would be definitely
a mega event, Gurung said. TFI gives much importance on junior level championship
because of the fact that these junior players are graduated to senior ranks within
one or two years, who constitute the national team, Gurung added.
Arunachal Taekwondo Association president Kipa Kaha said that he would leave no stone
unturned to make the event a grand success. He reconstituted the executive body of
ATA with induction of few new office bearers and members for smooth functioning and
organization of the mega event. He advised the executive body members to consult,
co-operate and co-ordinate activities with each other so that all arrangements and
preparations for the National Championship could be completed well ahead of the scheduled
An organizing committee headed by ATA president Kipa as chairman and vice president
L Sokun Singh as organizing secretary was also constituted.
ATA vice president Singh expressed gratitude to TFI, especially Gurung for reposing
faith in Arunachal Taekwondo Association and shouldering it to host the Championship
in this remote and hilly Northeastern state. The hurriedly convened meeting was also
attended by ATA Secretary General Tara Tagin, Deputy Chairman (Tech. Committee) Deepak
Gurung, coaches and other executive members of ATA.
Ineffectual ATA and Education Department
It was very unfortunate to read the news item ‘Services of ADEOs retained as BEOs’
published on 3rd July’ 2012 in some local dailies of Arunachal Pradesh.
I would rather consider this news as a heavy blow on the face of Arunachal Teachers’
Association (ATA). While reminding the ATA about their last year’s meeting at Naharlagun
regarding appointment of Block Education Officers (BEOs), I would like to question
ATA why they are not raising any voice against the appointment of BEOs and what is
their stand. In that meeting, ATA and representatives from Education Department,
Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh unanimously decided to frame Recruitment Rule for BEOs
where seniority and merit would be followed strictly. But nothing happened and once
again, ATA failed.
I, also would like to request Minister and Secretary, Education, Govt. of Arunachal
Pradesh not to grant BEO’s demand for Group B gazetted status because 90 percent
of BEOs are Junior Teachers and Assistant Teachers who were politically deputed earlier
in the post ADEOs and having less than 5 years of teaching experiences and without
B. Ed degree whereas many senior most junior teachers who have served education department
for more than 25 years are still serving without any promotion.
If ATA considers this kind of appointment of BEOs as legal then they should collect
membership and other fees from those privileged appointees only and leave or exempt
the common teacher from any fees because I have not witnessed any kind good result
for the betterment of common teachers of Arunachal Pradesh initiated by ATA in my
11 years of service as a teacher.
Land allotments and an order
This is in reference to the order No. DC/LRB-0492/2005, Dated NLG,
the 20th June' 2012, citing documents to be submitted along with land allotment
application form, issued by the office of the Deputy Commissioner Capital Complex,
Naharalgun, I would like to share my views on it with all the concerned. Perusal
of the order makes it clear that henceforth any individual, persons etc. will have
to submit the mentioned documents as demanded in order to get govt. land allotment
And vide letter No. LM-27/2004 (vol-1) 8841, Dtd Itanagar the 16 May 2012 the Directorate
of Land, Management Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, has forwarded a list of applicants
whose cases have been finally approved by the Chief Minister's Office, wherein, it
has been requested to issue "Formal Land Allotment Order" from the end of the Deputy
Commissioner Capital Complex, subjected to certain terms and conditions as listed
in the order.
The file contains cases of applications for land allotment applied eight to ten years
back and even more.
Due to procedural delay and frequent changing policies of subsequent govts, the said
issue was pending for a long period in various offices. Moreover every official formalities
But now, when we approach the office of the Deputy Commissioner Capital Complex,
it is surprising and painful to know that the entire procedure has to be re-started
from the very beginning anew.
Again all documents are demanded from the applicants whose cases has been approved
by the govt. vide letter as indicated in the order of 20th June'2012, issued by the
I don't see any logic behind such harassment to the public for no fault of them.
And such treatment does not in any sense ascertain the claims behind the "Welfare
Hence, the Office of the Deputy Commissioner Capital Complex is requested to exempt
the already govt. approved cases for allotment from the purview of the current order.
We have already taken enough pains.
Also, I appeal all the applicants whose cases has been approved to remain alert,
aware, united and see reasons. Let us pursue the cause in a peaceful and democratic
Improve the network
Our life has been miserable because of terrible phone network in Daporijo. When we
try to contact our parents for some important purpose network is always bad. The
district headquarters’ network is so bad that even SMS also doesn't go till after
midnight. We students studying out of the state have to suffer this mostly.
So it’s a request to our MLAs and public leaders to get more network towers in Daporijo
Thanks for the support
Through your esteemed daily, We on behalf of Tawang Monastery would like to extend
our sincere thanks to Ninong Ering, MP(LS), Arunachal East Parliamentary Constituency
for extending support to monastery by sanctioning a sum of Rs. 5 (Rupees five lakhs)
against the fire damage in the monastery.
The support, as announced by the MP is received on the nick of time. We sincerely
appreciate the timely help of the MP in restoration of the heritage site of the State.
The fire damage of the structure within the monastery is now being reconstructed
with the noble support of Ninong Ering.
We are also grateful to Mukut Mithi, MP (RS) and Takam Sanjoy, MP (LS) West Parliamentary
Constituency for announcing their support for reconstruction of the fire damaged
structure in the monastery. We are confident that the funds as declared by them shall
be received soon.
We also extend our sincere thanks to Pema Khandu, Minister RWD & Tourism, MLA Tawang
Tsewang Dhondup, MLA Lumla Jambey Tashi and DC Tawang Kemo Lollen for their kind
and timely support.
Lama Phurpa Tashi
For Tawang Monastery
Where is the honorarium?
I would like to draw the kind attention of concern department regarding the non-payment
of honorarium to the supervisors and enumerators of socio-economic and caste census
We completed the work some 4-5 months back but they have not disbursed our hard earned
money (honorarium) nor have they conveyed to us the reasons behind the delay.
During the time of training they lured us with promises of benefits but after completion
of census duty they are yet to pay us.
So, I appeal to the concern authority to release the honorarium to the supervisor
and enumerators of the socio-economic and caste census 2012.
What a shame
This is regarding the statement of a Pubjab MLA who said that stray dogs should be
sent to North East.
Shame on MLA from Punjab for such insensitive and disrespectful remarks. He should
tender written apology to the people of north-east immediately.
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
Under-nutrition and Nepal
The high rates of under nutrition – nearly two in every five Nepali children under
the age of five are stunted with nearly a third underweight – require urgent and
coordinated action by multiple institutions to attack this silent killer,” according
to the World Bank observation. In this regard the World Bank is supporting the multi-sector
“golden 1,000 days nutrition project,” in Nepal which will engage a wide range of
actors across government and civil society in the areas of health, poverty reduction,
social protection, water and sanitation, agriculture, local development and education
in the planning and implementation. However, the main focus of this project will
be to accelerate the reduction of maternal and child under-nutrition, as measured
by anemia among pregnant women, low birth rate and young child stunting.
Expert says if not addressed during the first few years of life, under nourishment
can cause permanent disability in children, loss of height during adolescence, poor
grades in school, increase in school drop-outs and reduction in life-time earnings.
Together with the rest of South Asia, Nepal has made good progress in other human
development indicators such as school enrolments, gender parity in school participation,
immunization coverage, infant and under five mortality rates, and fertility rates.
However, when it comes to nutrition, all the countries in the region, including Nepal,
have fallen behind.