ITANAGAR, Jun 16: State Power Secretary Sanjay Kumar Saxena has reviewed the progress
of various important major schemes and the PM’s Package in a joint meeting of the
Power and Hydro Power departments and APEDA at Banquet Hall here yesterday.
The heads of the department, the Chief Engineer (Transmission Zone), Power, Er. Anong
Perme, Chief Engineer (Central Electrical Zone), Power, Er. Takar Mara, Chief Engineer,
Department of Hydro Power Development, Er. Lipe Ete and director, APEDA, Er. Marki
Loya attended the meeting along with their respective subordinate senior officers,
the Superintending Engineers, Executive Engineers, deputy directors and project officers.
The meeting also discussed various other issues relating to coordination at various
levels, improvement of power generations from hydel projects and measures to increase
revenue collection and improve PLF of power stations. Besides these, the members
present in the meeting discussed the projects to be taken on priority basis and the
means and ways to reduce transmission and distribution losses, examine feasibility
of allowing APEDA as a franchisee under DOP’s scheme etc. The field engineers appreciated
the initiative of the Secretary (Power) to review the work progress of the line departments
and shared their experiences and opinions on various issues.
Pinch to continue as NCP president
ITANAGAR, Jun 16: The central NCP leadership has asked Ngurang Pinch to continue
as the Party’s State Unit President till further order.
After the names of Pinch and Kahfa Bengia came up for the party presidentship, the
central NCP high command, consequent upon the report of the State Election Authority
and State Returning Officer entrusted Jimi George, National Secretary, incharge of
Arunachal Pradesh to take stoke of the situation and come to a conclusive decision,
informed Daniel Teli, State General Secretary (Adm & Org) of the party.
George after taking view from some senior party workers and leaders has apprised
the matters to the Central Office which afterward decided on Pinch’s name till further
Post subject teachers
ITANAGAR, Jun 16: All Upper Subansiri District Students’ Union visited Taliha Secondary
School and Kodak Higher Secondary school recently.
The union expressed their displeasure over the deteriorating condition of the schools
and shortage of subject teachers.
It appealed to the state government and the concerned authority to post Junior Teacher
(Mathematics) and Senior Teacher (English) before the beginning of new academic session.
It further said that both the schools are in need of fund for maintenance and infrastructure
LSHEP finds support
ITANAGAR, Jun 16: The Lower Siang Hydro Electric Project Land Owners’ Union led by
its President Tajir Siram met Chief Minister Nabam Tuki at his office yesterday to
put forward their supports and suggestions through a memorandum regarding project
The LOU delegation, while thanking CM for formation of Expert Committee to assess
the project affected areas, suggested him that the committee should assess actual
land affected people as most anti-dam supporters are not affected.
In the meeting, the delegation of LOU showed their full support in favour of LSHEP.
75% of the Actual Land Owners are in favour of this ambitious project, LOU sources
The delegation farther suggested government for immediate re-conduction of public
hearing with adequate security provision.
DA’s sanitation drive on bandh day
ITANAGAR, Jun 16: The Capital Complex district administration in collaboration
with urban development department had carried out a sanitation drive at Capital complex
during the bandh hour on June 13 and 14.
In a release deputy commissioner Sanjay Goel informed that notion of sanitation drive
during bandh call came after observing heaps of garbage lying in and around capital
complex. At least ten garbage trucks were engaged on sanitation drive during the
bandh hours. DC further lamented that miscreants had partially damaged the garbage
trucks during the bandh hours.
Further DC appealed all to cooperate with sanitation teams in days to come.
Org seeks govt intervention
ITANAGAR, Jun 16: Bogong Banggo Kebang, Bogong Banggo Yameng Kebang and All Bogong
Students' Union who are also supporting the demands of Pasighat Peoples’ Welfare
Committee appealed to the state government and the concerned department to immediately
fulfill the demands of PPWC before June 22.
Meanwhile, PPWC Chairman Okom Yosung expressed his dissatisfaction to elected public
representatives of East Siang district.He said that despite repeated appealed for
discussion of the issues in the recently held public meeting the representatives
of the department of hydro power and Electro mechanic/ Civil and elected representatives
of the district did not turned up.
ITANAGAR, Jun 16: All Tagin Youth Organization (ATYO) has appealed to the Forest
department to check rampant deforestation in Upper Subansiri district.
Lauding the Daporijo Forest Range Officer Kali Paja and his staff for seizing wildlife
meat during recently conducted raid at Daporijo, the organization urged the forest
officials to continue such surprise checking against illegal selling of wildlife
in the district.
Saying that selling and hunting of wildlife and destruction of forests become a common
phenomenon in Upper Subansiri district, the Organisation assured to extend support
to the activities being carried out by the development agencies for wellbeing of
the district and its people.
ITANAGAR, Jun 16: While welcoming the renaming of existing planning and monitoring
zone of the power (electrical) department as ‘Transmission, Planning and Monitoring
zone’, All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Contractors Welfare Association (AAPYCWA) today
has said that some of the transmission lines have not been handed over to the newly
separated transmission zone.
Though the transmission zone of the department has started its functioning, the Kothalguri
to Deomali (220KV), Hoz to Itanagar (132 KV), Along to Pasighat (132 KV) and Ziro
to Along (132 KV) transmission lines have not been handed over to transmission zone
yet, the Association claimed. The Association urged the higher authorities to direct
the CEs of Eastern, Central and Western Zones to hand over the said transmission
lines to the transmission zone so that the contractors, who are engaged in transmission
lines works, can complete the projects without any hindrance. It furtehr said that
the contractors are facing problems in completion of projects due to lack of coordination
between distribution and transmission zones.
Union alleges violation of guidelines
ITANAGAR, Jun 16: Claiming gross violation of guidelines in construction of the
upgraded EGs to primary school and Anganwadi centre in Sikhe village under Pistana
circle of 16th Yachuli Assembly Constituency, Lower Subansiri District Nyishi Students’
Union (LSDNSU) today castigated the executing department and contractor of the projects
saying instead of contruction of two separate buildings, both the school and the
Centre were accommodated in one building.
Union further alleged that department had released the payment for the schemes and
accepted photos without proper verification of the implementation of the schemes.
Regain the lost glory: CM tells Brahmaputra Board
ITANAGAR, Jun 16: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today expressed optimism that the Brahmaputra
Board, which had gone into oblivion for a stretch of time, has resurrected by making
its presence felt with a Board Meeting held here yesterday.
He, however, asserted that the Board, which had much significance once, has to gear
up its activities to regain its lost glory and start from where it had left.
The 55th Meeting of the Board was held here yesterday to discuss the annual accounts
for 2011- 2012 of the state to be formulated and submitted to the Board by June 30
Interacting with the Board’s Chairman Kasindra Yadav, Chief Engineer D J Borgohain
and Secretary J Barman, who called on him here this morning, the Chief Minister drew
their attention towards the hiccups being faced by the Lower Subansiri Hydro Project
(LSHP) of NHPC, which was initially started by the Board. In fact the Board had done
the preliminary survey and investigations for the project before it was handed over
Tuki reminded that the LSHP was a pet project of the Brahmaputra Board, therefore
it held some responsibilities towards it. Expressing grave concerns over the agitation
launched against the project by Assam-based organizations, the Chief Minister urged
the Board to come out with technical clarifications as it had mooted the project
“You have the technical expertise and because of your initiation the project had
started. Now you should explain the genuineness of the project to those opposing
it,” Tuki suggested.
He pointed out that as Brahmaputra Board, a wing of the Union Ministry of Water Resources,
was formed by an Act of Parliament in the early eighties to mitigate flood situations
in the Brahmaputra basin, it had the responsibility to enlighten the people on the
advantages of its initiatives.
“On Assam’s demands to mitigate floods in the plains, the Board had begun the project
in the upper reaches of the Brahmaputra. Now when people in Assam are opposing the
same project, it is the duty of the Board to demystify their apprehensions in every
possible forum,” Tuki said.
The Chief Minister also emphasized on the major role to be played by the Board now
that the idea of NEWRA has almost been shelved.
“You have to strengthen the Board by leaps and bounds and work in interest of each
individual state of the region with renewed vigour,” he advised.
Yadav, who took over the Board as Chairman only a month ago, while assuring the CM
of all possible assistance informed that the Center was in process of revamping the
Board. Soon the Board would have jurisdiction over river basins in upper reaches
of West Bengal and the whole of Sikkim while the north eastern states were already
In Arunachal, the Board will concentrate on five major river basins – Siang, Subansiri,
Lohit, Dibang and Noa-Dihing. It will also focus on the Jiadhol river in Dhemaji
of Assam, which during monsoons is a major communication bottleneck for those traveling
to the districts of West Siang, Upper Siang and East Siang.
Yadav informed the CM that a project on the Noa-Dihing river near Miao, under investigation
by the Board, has been declared as a National Project by the Center.
On the role of the Board, the Chairman explained that it has been mandated to prepare
master plans specifically for controlling floods in the Brahmaputra basin. These
master-plans were then passed on to the concerned States, based on which, the respective
States prepare and implement projects. Yadav revealed that only when the States are
unable to go ahead with the master-plans, the Ministry of Water Resources engages
the Board to implement the project.
The Board has a divisional office at Roing while it also had an office at Tezu earlier.
State’s WRD Chief Engineer L Angu was also present during the interaction.
As food scarcity stares at Anini, Tacho seeks govt intervention
ITANAGAR, Jun 16: This year too, Anini, the headquarters of the Dibang Valley district,
has been in news as it is fighting against all odds to restore the road and other
communications disrupted by landslides and road blockade triggered by heavy downpour
for the last many days.
Many goods-laden trucks are stranded on the road due to blockade on Anini-Roing road.
If the blockades are not cleared within few days, the Dibang Valley will face severe
food crisis, DC Abu Tayeng informed this daily yesterday.
Seeing a report published in this daily yesterday on the hapless condition of the
Dibang Valley district administration in restoring the Anini-Roind road link due
to continues heavy rain, UD, Housing and Town Planning Minister Rajesh Tacho today
appealed the Chief Minister to intervene and bring succor to suffering people of
In a letter to Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, Tacho appealed him to inform the Union
Defense Minister of the pathetic road condition in between Anini and Roing. Tacho
said CM should urge the Defense Minister to release fund and instruct the Border
Road Organization to immediately execute the diversion route from Endolin Nallah
-173 km Point to Anini to reach Anini easily at the time of crises. Otherwise, the
district will face tremendous food crisis, he added.
Moreover, the minister said, the district is situated along the international border
and needs immediate construction of the said road from security point of view.
Informing that BRO could not execute the proposal for construction of Endolin Nallah
-173 km Point to Anini road due to fund crisis, Tacho further said that Union Defense
Minister A K Antony has assured all possible help when MPs Mukut Mithi, Ninong Ering
and Tacho himself met him at New Delhi and apprised him of the need of early construction
of diversion route from Endolin Nallah - 173 km Point.
Accident claims one, five injured
A man died while five other were injured in a Tata mobile accident at 65th mile on
the Hunli- Roing road yesterday. The man was from Anini and travelling with his daughter
for her compartmental examination.
Another truck went down two days back. Fortunately, there were no casualties.
Committee to solve Pasighat power crisis
ITANAGAR, Jun 16: An eight member high level committee headed by Power Minister Tanga
Byaling was constituted to oversee and solve the present problems related to power
supply to East Siang district, particularly Pasighat Township here today.
The committee held a threadbare discussion on the matter and directed the departments
concerned to immediately take necessary steps for restoration of Rina, Siryuk and
Yembung Hydel stations to mitigate the present power crisis in Pasighat town.
Progress of construction of 132KV Tower Line from Aalo to Pasighat and its possibilities
of funding mechanism for completion of the scheme has also been discussed during
Education Minister Bosiram Siram along with both the field Chief Engineers of Power
and Hydropower would visit the area on June 20 and have a detailed discussion with
the general public including the agitating organizations on June 21 for solving the
Pema acknowledges educational contribution of Christian Missionary
ITANAGAR, Jun 16: The great contribution of Christian Missionaries to the tribal
society in Arunachal Pradesh in field of Education and social reform was today gratefully
acknowledged by Tourism Minister Pema Khandu.
Inaugurating the newly constructed Girls Hostel of Calvary English School, Moinhappa
near here, Khandu said the private Christian schools in the state have been playing
an important role in providing quality education. Besides, valuable Christian insights
are helping many of us to lead a disciplined and dignified life, Pema said. Saying
that every student must have an aim in life, he advised the students to be disciplined,
punctual and study hard to fulfill their ultimate goal in life. He also reminded
the role of teachers and parents in moulding a child’s future. He said that the problem
and grievances of teachers should be taken care of properly by the school authority.
He assured to pursue the RW Department for blacktopping of the school approach road.
Touching upon the tourism sector, Pema said that though the state has got vast potential
in this sector it could be developed mainly due to communication problem. Once the
road infrastructure is developed, state tourism would surely prosper and Arunachal
Pradesh would become best tourism destination in entire North East India, he said.
Pema presented each of the 390 students of the school with a pen and also contributed
Rs. 2 lakh to the school fund from Dorjee Khandu Foundation.
Arunachal Christian Forum (ACF) general secretary Toko Teki fondly remembered Late
Dorjee Khandu’s love and affection towards the minority Christians in the state.
He informed that the Girls Hostel inaugurated by the Tourism Minister was constructed
with a cost of Rs.32 lakh out of the Rs. 5.15 crore fund provided by late Khandu
for taking up educational development activities of Christian community in the state.
Local MLA Techi Kaso, Nyishi Baptist Church Council (NBCC) General Secretary Rev.
Halli Likha Ama also spoke on the occasion and remembered Late Khandu’s contribution
towards social and educational development of Christian community in Arunachal Pradesh.
Mrs and Mr. Mithun at Longte Yullo festival
Rebia calls for preservation of mithuns
KIMIN Jun 16: Parliamentary Secretary of Planning and Industries Nabam Rebia called
upon the people to protect and preserve mithun while addressing a huge gathering
on the occasion of Longte festival at Lora Top, Kimin.
He said since time immemorial mithun has been considered as pride of society and
it is associated with socio economy and culture of the people in various parts of
the state. He further said that with changing face of time, the concept of rearing
of mithuns is also changing and the people should adopt more innovative ideas to
have multifaceted benefits from it.
He further said celebration of Longte Yullo festival itself is celebration for prosperity
of animals especially mithuns and it also embodies people movement towards the protection
and preservation of this auspicious animal. He asked the veterinary department to
take up steps of chain linked fencing of community land and grassland and appeal
the mithun owners to take full advantage of the facilities provided by the department
for immunization of animals.
Speaking on the developmental aspect, Rebia said he is giving more emphasis on balanced
development of the district on all fronts and asked the people to develop positive
outlook towards all developmental projects so that it can be successfully completed
in a time bound period. He also lauded ITBP for rendering yeoman service to people
of Kimin and Papum Pare district as a whole.
Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu called for preserving and protection of mithuns in
a better way and suggested that a pilot project may be initiated in the district
to radio track the whereabouts of mithuns by injecting micro chips. He said that
such system will also prevent mithun theft cases in the future.
Joint Director Animal Husbandry NG Menta appealed to the people to stop indiscriminate
killing of mithuns in the name of rituals and reiterated that establishment of community
rearing center will ease the process of vaccination during any occassion.
Ex-ZPM and Chairman Organising Committee Bamang Mangha also requested the animal
husbandry department to provide more assistance in preservation of Mithun and other
allied activities in the department.
Colourful cultural programme were part of the day and a cash prize of Rs.5000 each
was awarded to Mrs and Mr. Mithun.
Longte Yullo festival is celebrated for prosperity of animals and during this period
Sulung- -a community fencing is carried out in the village.
DIG, Commandants of ITBP, officers, Panchayat leaders, GBs and general public were
also present on the occasion.
AKA technical seminar cum examination held
ITANAGAR, Jun 16: A Technical Seminar cum Examination for judges and referees of
Arunachal Karate Do Association (AKA) was held at Naharlagun today.
The new rules introduced by World Karate Federation (WKF) were made known to all
the 21-trainee judges and referees coming from various districts by Sensei L. Marik,
Sensei S. Deben Sarma and Sensei Tai Hipik in the seminar.
Both Hipik and Deben had last month underwent training on the new rules in New Delhi
under WKF Referee Commission Chairman Kon Kosses.
Addition of one more corner judge, making the total five from earlier four, including
the referee, was one of the new rules introduced by WKF, Marik, who also is AKA Genereal
The new rules would be effected in state from the next State Karate Championship,
Earlier in the morning, AKA president Sensei Likha Tara inaugurated the seminar cum
Dree football tournament
ITANAGAR, Jun 16: Four team registered wins on the 3rd day of the Capital Complex
Dree Football Tournament being played at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium Naharlagun yesterday.
The first match was played between KPFC and JFC under junior category in which the
latter defeated the former by 2-1 goal.
Komo Duyu scored two goals for JFC in 35th and 60th minute while Hage Lailyang scored
the lone goal for KPFC.
Tadu Ribya was adjudged the Man of the match.
In the second match, MUFC defeated HUFC 3-1 in a one-sided match.
Mihin Omo, Hage Talo and Tage Taje scored a goal each for MUFC while the lone goal
of the HUFC was scored by Mudang Mulo.
Tage Johnny was chosen as the Man of the Match.
In the third match of the day under the junior category, ESFC beat DSFC by 2-0 goals.
Both the goals were scored by Kime Habung.
Narang Koyang of ESFC was adjudged as the Man of the Match for his outstanding performance.
The fourth match under senior category was played between KFC and HBKTC in which
KFC pipped HBKTC 1-0 with goal from Koj Chatung.