The cash reward of Rs 10 lakhs announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving
information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate
Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be
kept secret. The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006
AAPSU demands appointment of separate Education Commissioner
ITANAGAR, Jun 08: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has demanded immediate
appointment of an independent Education Commissioner for smooth functioning.
“We being the apex students’ organization of the state feel that an important department
like Education should have a separate Commissioner for constant and continuous monitoring
of every activity of the department,” AAPSU, in its memorandum to Education Minister
Besides holding the charge of Commissioner, Education the present incumbent is also
in charge of a few more departments which increased his work load. The department
needs a Commissioner of its own, who can devote full time to the Department,” the
memorandum said and hoped the Education Minister will look into the matter seriously.
Union appeals authority to acquire whole building
ITANAGAR, Jun 08: In a meeting with the managing director of APIDFC on Friday here
regarding the early opening of Arunachal Bhawan in Mumbai, Arunachal Students’ Union
of Mumbai and Arunachal Students Welfare Association of Pune had appealed to the
authority for maximum living space for students and patients in the Bhawan. It
said that as per the lease agreement between APIDFC and builder (US Roofs Ltd) eight
rooms and a cafeteria will be allocated to Arunachal Bhawan and rest will be used
by the builder for 60 years. Students organizations said mere allocation of eight
rooms will not be able to accommodate students and patients specially cancer patients
coming to Mumbai. It requested the authority to acquire the whole building for the
construction of the Bhawan.
Non-electrification of Silsango circle resented
ITANAGAR, Jun 08: The All Silsango Circle Youth Association (ASCYA) has urged the
Chief Engineer (E), Western Zone for the early electrification in Silsango circle
of Papum Pare district.
In a letter addressed to the CE, the association stated, the work for electrifying
the circle was taken up on tender basis three years back, but it is yet to be completed.
Electrical line connection done in every household of the area and placing of transformers
in various locations have all gone in vain with no electricity supply in the area,
the letter further said.
Dolo to represent India in Nigeria
ITANAGAR, Jun 08: Deputy Director of Rural Development Kompu Dolo is representing
India to participate in the 20 days training at Agriculture and Rural Management
Institute (ARMTI) in Llorin, Nigeria (South Africa) which is scheduled to be commenced
from 17th June 2013. The twenty days training is being organized by Afro-Asia Rural
Development Organization, New Delhi. Dolo is the lone candidate selected to represent
India, said a release.
AVP organizes tree plantation prog
ITANAGAR, Jun 08: Arunachal Vikash Parishad (AVP) Upper Subansiri unit organized
a tree plantation program at Daporijo Central Namlo premises on June six last.
Over 75 members from various Namlos in the district planted medicinal, ceremonial
and decorative saplings.
Inaugurating the program, Range Forest Officer Taken Muri, explained the need for
preservation of medicinal plants and their uses in curing various diseases. He suggested
Namlo authorities to create special plot in every Namlo for plantation of various
Nacho EAC Taga Ekke explained the usefulness of few medicinal plants in curing various
Various medicinal plants and their function in treating various diseases were displayed
to the gathering by the AVP workers. Saplings of the various herbal plants were distributed
to various Namlos of the district for plantation.
AVP’s state organizing secretary Sandeep Kavishwar also attended the program.
BJYM team leaves for Delhi
ITANAGAR, Jun 08: A three-member team of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM),
Arunachal Pradesh unit has left for New Delhi today to attend the national executive
meeting of the BJYM to be held on June 13 and 14 at New Delhi. The team includes
BJYM state unit president Dug Saha, general secretaries Hinium Tachu and Tomi Haider.
DDSE urged to streamline school managements
ITANAGAR, Jun 08: Highlighting the various problems being faced by the students of
West Siang district, the Galo Students’ Union (GSU) in a representation addressed
to the West Siang district DDSE said that school authorities have been charging exorbitant
school fees from poor students in violation of the guideline of the Right to Education
(RTE). Alleging mis-management of mid-day meal scheme in various schools, the GSU
further said that the school uniform meant for the students do not reach to the actual
beneficiaries. It urged the DDSE to look into all the problems.
Social service conducted
ITANAGAR, Jun 08: A social service programme was conducted at Municipal Ward no.
3 namely SRPL Colony near Chandranagar Petrol Pump here today.
It was aimed at restoring the road connectivity between SRPL colony to Chandranagar
and Gohpur. Led by the ward councilor Takap Tagru, many senior leaders, youths, general
public as well as women groups participated in the restoration programme.
Class X, XII toppers felicitated
ITANAGAR, Jun 08: Murh-Hatey Academic Development Society (MADS) has felicitated
toppers of class X and XII Board Examination 2012-13 belonging to Bamang clan to
encourage them towards higher achievements in a function at Naharlagun today. Those
meritorious students, who were felicitated on the occasion, are Bamang Yakup (86%),
Bamang Bai (60%), Bamang Buru (77%) of class XII (Sc., Arts & Com.),and Bamang Sima
(9.0 CGPA) of class X at Naharlugun today.
While giving away academic excellence awards comprising cash and certificates to
the toppers, Society Chairman Bamang Tadh stressed the importance of education and
advised the students to study hard to achieve the desired goal in life. He also emphasized
on creating awareness among people about the importance of education.
The society also congratulated all other achievers of the clan in various field of
life, including Er Bamang Tadh.
Dr Bamang Raja, secretary of the society advised the toppers to follow the foot print
of those achievers.
Chief Patron Bamang Mangha was also present in the function and urged the younger
generation to follow the example set by their seniors.
Talangriang-Tali road damaged
ITANAGAR, June 8: All Nyori Development Committee said that PWD road from Talangriang
to Tali of Kurung Kumey District has been damaged by landslides due to incessant
The committee appealed to the PWD to clear blockade immediately as the delayed renovation
work may create inconvenience to the people of the area in the monsoon season.
328 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Instill sense of security among people of trouble-torn Tirap, Governor asks army
ITANAGAR, Jun 08: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma asked
the security forces to help instill a sense of security among the people of trouble-torn
Tirap district and suggested for organizing more programs, like army mela, sadbhavana
projects, medical camps etc by army to improve civil-military ties.
Addressing a huge gathering at Khonsa main ground today, the Governor appealed to
the people to stand united against people with vested interests for development.
The Governor assured his all support in fighting anti-national and anti social elements
and said that concrete efforts should be made to bring back misguided youth into
the national mainstream.
Earlier, the Governor flagged off the ‘Shiksha Ka Haq Abhiyan’ Rath and launched
the Education Awareness Mission. He expressed confidence that the Rath will carry
the message of ‘Right to Education’ to nook and corner of the district.
The Governor urged the teachers, elites of the society, Gaon Burahs and parents to
ensure that every child gets free elementary education and drop out of school get
re-admitted, he added.
Pointing out that Tirap has the lowest female literacy rate in the State, the Governor
stressed the need to educate girl child because educating a girl child means educating
Speaking on the occasion, Legislative Assembly Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong said that
the Governor’s special attention towards the district will bring peace and development
to the district.
Local MLA Kamthok Lowang also addressed the gathering.
Earlier, Tirap Deputy Commissioner Sachin Shinde apprised the Governor about law
and order and development scenarios of the district. He also highlighted the several
new initiatives of the district administration.
The First lady of the State Jyotsna Sharma released the Namsang Borduria Fund Trust
souvenir titled ‘Tirap’ on the occasion.
A colourful cultural item was presented by Nocte and Wancho cultural troupes.
Later, the first couple visited stalls which were put up by district administration,
NGOs and Madras Regiment of the Army as a part of the event at the ground. During
his day-long visit, the Governor also addressed the district officials in the DC’s
office and asked them to take extra care to ensure that people oriented programmes
are implemented in true letter and spirit. The infrastructure projects should be
completed within time frame and highest quality standards should be maintained. He
reviewed the development projects in the district especially in the sphere of road
communication and infrastructure.
The District Officers apprised the Governor of the problems in their respective sectors,
like shortage of medical officers, accommodations for teachers and inadequate funds
for agriculture and horticulture activities.
Later, the Governor accompanied by the First lady and Secretary to Governor Ankur
Garg visited Ramakrishna Sarada Mission School, Khonsa and interacted with the students
and Mataji. He advised the students to learn good human values and spread the message
to the society. He also encouraged them to be sincere and work hard for a bright
The Governor laid the foundation stone of a 3 lakh litre Rain Water Harvesting project
in the school campus and announced five solar water heaters of 1000 litre capacity
for the students in their hostels as a token of love. PRO to Raj Bhawan
NERIST director appeals all to act in greater interest of student
ITANAGAR, Jun 08: Reacting to recent demands of some NGOs, including withdrawal of
a pending case against a particular individual and some recruitment issues, the Director
of North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) appealed all
to act in greater interest of students.
Students being the raison d'etre, the Director in a press statement said that such
demands will only adversely affect their interest and defame the Institute for no
Drawing parallel to another agitation about a month back that almost led to cancellation
of NEE-2013, he said that this kind of agitation cannot be in the interest of the
people of this state.
“NERIST being a technical university has primary objective of imparting quality education
to produce quality technical manpower for NE first, and rest of the country and the
globe thereafter,” he said.
Functioning under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government
of India, the Institute is bound to follow the rules set by the former be it for
imparting education, making recruitments against vacancies or discharging administrative
responsibilities, the Director said.
“Any interference in internal matters of the institute or to pressurize the authorities
to make exceptions for particular persons or groups cannot be in the interest of
students and the administrative ministry will never accept such demands”, he added.
The Director lauded the positive role played by the students to this end and in dissuading
unjust demands. He also praised the members of the Local Advisory Body for their
Referring to production of some internal documents by some NGOs in recent past, he
felt that role of insiders need examination.
“Ministry is aware of it and the developments are under close scrutiny,” he said.
“Similarly, making selective demands for employment could stem from ulterior motives
to destabilize a particular institute while ignoring genuine interest of the people
of the state which obviously could be better served by newer institutions where such
opportunities exist now.” The Director hoped that the state administration will
act in an apt manner to restore law and order, provide security and protect broader
objective of teaching-learning process of this oldest and reputed technical university
of the state.
Bandh looms over Capital with no breakthrough in teenager murder case
ITANAGAR, Jun 08: The 12-hour bandh call proposed by All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU)
on June 11 is on the brink of realization with no breakthrough in the Bomjen Gapak
murder case. 12 days have passed since the teenager was murdered at Legi Complex
here on the wee hours of May 27 last and the police are nowhere near finding the
culprit who was responsible for the murder.
ANSU, on June 4 last, had demanded for immediate appointment of an independent Home
Minister, immediate arrest of culprits involved in the murder of Bomjen Gapak and
status report on Tongam Rina attempt to murder case to be made public on or before
June 10 failing which it threatened to launch the 12-hour capital bandh.
The Capital police appear to be baffled by the case; however it must be said that
they have made quite an effort to gather evidences with not much help to solve the
“There is no lead yet,” informed OC PS Itanagar Tabi Bage.
“We have been interrogating the boys involved in the incident but due to the lack
of cooperation from their side, we have not been able to gather any information so
far,” he said adding, “we are now trying to review the case.”
Project site advocacy on HIV/AIDS
ITANAGAR, Jun 08: One day advocacy and sensitisation program on HIV/AIDS for the
officers and officials of Patel Engineers of Munna Camp, West Kameng was organised
on June 5.
Interacting with officials of Patel Engineers, Arunachal Pradesh AIDS Control Society
(APSACS) Deputy Director (IEC) Tashor Pali urged them to mainstream HIV/AIDS in the
company’s activity as part of Corporate Social Responsibility so that the employees
of the company remain safe from HIV.
He also highlighted the vulnerability of company’s workers to HIV while educating
the workers about the disease.
AGM of the company Lt.Col (Retd), RJ Srinivasa while appreciating APSACS for the
initiative urged the employees to remain aware about HIV so that they remain healthy
and safe from the disease.
Over 40 people took part in the meeting.
P Varu, Regional Communication Officer, NERO-NACO Guwahati also interacted with the
top officials of the company during the programme.
Similar programme was also organised at Kimi with NEEPCO officers and officials under
Kameng Hydro Power Project on June 3
The Regional Communication Officer, NERO-NACO, attending the programme as the resource
person highlighted the HIV work place policy for prevention, care and treatment for
staff members and spouses working in the project site. He also explained how HIV
programme can be integrated in existing training programmes and refresher course
of the company without incurring any extra budget.
The APSACS Deputy Director (IEC) through PowerPoint presentation explained the various
modes of HIV/AIDS transmission and their preventive measures.
M Barua, AGM, NEEPCO asked his employees to remain aware about the disease.
More than 40 employees took part in the meeting.
The advocacy programme is being conducted as a part of HIV mainstreaming with Hydro
Power developers in Arunachal Pradesh.
ANSU beat AAPSU 4-1 in friendly
AAPSU urges Govt to implement sports policy in letter and spirit
ITANAGAR, Jun 08: With Arunachalee sports persons proving their mettle globally to
win laurels for India, the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union and the All Nyishi
Students’ Union members played a friendly football match at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium
here Saturday to send a louder message to the youth about state’s potential in the
State’s noted weightlifters Jimjang Deru, Lalu Taku and Sambu Lapung made India proud
by winning nine medals (5 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze) at the 15th Asian Youth
Weightlifting Championship that concluded at Doha in Katar recently. It would be
prudent for the state government to immediately announce cash incentive for such
golden players of the state, AAPSU President Kamta Lapung suggested in a statement.
Referring to the sports policy of the state government, Lapung said that policy does
not make a sports person but facilitates the hidden talent to get exposure and the
identified one to shine.
“It would be unwise to expect anything without hard work, consistency with perseverance
in any branch of games and sports. The youth have huge potential which could benefit
them and the nation if they come forward with commitment”, he reasoned. However,
Lapung urged the state government to implement the sports policy in letter and spirit
to develop adequate infrastructures throughout the state, recruit sports persons
under 5% reserved quota and offer incentives as a policy to Arunachalee players those
who win medals at national and international levels.
However, ANSU with young players led by president Sika Gapak (Captain) trounced the
elderly APPSU team headed by president Lapung (Captain) by 4-1 goal, the statement
SIRD conducts training for Panchayat officials
ITANAGAR, Jun 08: The week-long training on Panchayat Enterprise Suite (PES) Applications
conducted by State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD) under e-Panchayat for State
Panchayat Officials concluded here today.
The training has mainly focused on Plan Plus, ActionSoft and PRIA Soft which are
most important Applications of PES Software.
The Resource Persons from NIC Delhi Siddhartha Chakraborti and Vikas Sakya imparted
the training to the Panchayat officials and SPMU/DPMU”.
This is a Mission Mode Project (MMP) under National e-Governance, Ministry of Panchayati
Raj, GoI, to make the planning and accounting of Panchayat schemes online so that
Ministry can access to the functioning of the Panchayats in the state.
Certificates to the participating officials were presented by SIRD Director Nyabin
Ete. The training was sponsored by Department of Panchayati Raj, Govt. of Arunachal
Pradesh in collaboration with NIC and SIRD.
KVK officer narrates success story of a maize farmer
ITANAGAR, Jun 08: A Kirankumar Singh, in-charge of National Initiative on Climate
Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) project of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) of West Siang
district visited different farmers’ fields to monitor the progress and other works
to be carried out under the project yesterday.
Singh, who is also the programme coordinator in-charge of the KVK, interacted with
the farmers in their respective field and advocated different control measures for
different problems faced by them in growing crops.
Singh expressed his satisfaction to Ikar Gara of Padi village, who has grown maize
and harvested his crop escaping heavy loss that is generally incurred if grown in
He has executed all as per instructions given by Singh and successfully harvested
the crop and earned good amount from it.
He grew maize covering an area of 0.5 ha with plant population of 41,000-42,000 with
spacing of 60 cm ´ 20 cm. The crops were sown in the first week of February and harvested
during the month of May this year.
The crop was grown luxuriantly without any nutrient deficiencies during the growing
period. The average height of the plant was recorded 5.5-6.0 ft. and the number of
cobs ranged from 1.5 per plant producing about 61,500 cobs (approx).
The length of the cobs ranged from 20-25 cm and 3.0-3.5 cm in diameter weighing 200
to 365 gm/cob. He earned Rs. 82,000 to Rs 90,000 by selling each cob for Rs. 2 to
Rs 2.50 in local markets with minimum investment. The seeds were supplied by KVK
West Siang, Basar.