ITANAGAR, June 01: Water supply at Naharlagun, Nirjuli and adjacent areas has been
disrupted due to damage caused to the 300mm (dia) main DI pipeline by unknown person(s)
The same pipeline was yesterday allegedly damaged by the contractor of BSNL which
was repaired by the department immediately, informed the AE, PHE Sub-Division, Naharlagun.
“The people knowingly or unknowingly are damaging government properties. They should
atleast inform the department concerned before undertaking any work where there is
public or government infrastructure to avoid such damages,” lamented the AE.
Restoration work is going on and it will take at least two days to restore water
supply, the AE added.
Arunachal finish 3rd in KAI National Karate Championship
ITANAGAR, June 01: Arunachal Pradesh finished overall third with 15 medals, including
5 Gold, 4 Silver and five Bronze medals in the KAI Sub-Junior, Cadet Junior and
Under 21 National Karate Champ -2014 which concluded at Talkatora Indoor Stadium,
New Delhi today.
While Raja Yangfo and Likha Lej won a gold medal each in junior boys below 57kg and
55kg category, Bamang Yakum and Yapung Sonam won a gold medal each in Junior Girls
below 53kg and 59kg category respectively. Tamchi Nancy bagged a gold medal in girls
10-11 years group, informed Arunachal Karate-Do Association. Other medal winners
are Joseph Parang Londa (8-9 yrs)- Silver, Nabam Nasap (12-13 yrs)- Silver, Nikam
Sonoliyang (Jr.-68kg)- Silver, Matyup Tamblung (U-21, -68kg)- Silver, Lipin Ete (9
-10 yrs)- Bronze, Abab Sangdo (12-13yrs)- Bronze, Mojum Dodum (Cadet -52kg)- Bronze,
Minam Tekseng (Jr. +54kg)- Bronze, Johny Mangkhiya (Jr.+59kg) - Bronze.
Tagri Raju and Emi Tayu Ete were the Team coaches for boys and girls respectively
while Ajay Chetri was the Team Manager.
NYK organizes adventure training prog.
ITANAGAR, June 01: Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS), Itanagar in collaboration
with Young Mission Adventure Club organized an adventure training for youths of
the state at Poma near here from May 25 to 30.
The training aimed at exposing the youths of the state to the adventure activities,
keeping them physically and mentally fit, developing leadership quality and to get
them acquainted with the state’s vast potential in adventure tourism. Training on
rope knotting, coiling, rapelling, river crossing, river climbing etc were given
to the participating youths by instructors Yomjum Yongam and Ragi Yongam.
27 youths from various districts attended the training.
APPDSU conducts career counseling workshop
ITANAGAR, June 01: All Papum Pare Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) conducted
a career guidance and counseling workshop for students at Nikum Niya Hall, Nirjuli
The workshop was organized to guide the students of class X and XII to choose the
Addressing the students and parents, APPDSU president Teli Duli said, “Many students
made wrong career choices due to ignorance while many of them face dilemma over choosing
the right career. He the workshop will help the students to choose the right career.
B Rajagopal Datta, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineer,
National Institute of Technology, Tarh Hari Executive Engineer Hydro power and Dr.
Taba Khanna state programme officer national programe for Control of Blindness Directorate
of Health Services Naharlagun attended the workshop as resource persons.
Hundreds of students along with their parents from across the district attended the
AVP’s advance training camp held
ITANAGAR, June 01: The valedictory function of ‘Pragat Varg’ (Advance Training Camp)
of Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP) was held at Govt. Secondary School, Pitapool on
A total of 41 delegates, seven teachers and five volunteers from nine different communities
from 10 districts attended the training. Besides group discussions and lectures,
sessions on yoga, games and sports were held during the 10 days training programme.
Exhibition of bamboo crafts, drawing and painting made by the participants was also
held besides a tree plantation programme in the school campus. The participanting
trainees demonstrated some yogasans like suryanamaskar and shared their experiences
they have gained during the training period.
Attending the valedictory function, Nyishi Elite Society President Bengia Tolum stressed
the need for preserving the state’s rich indigenous faith and culture for identity.
While emphasizing the importance of hard work, Tolum suggested the participants to
not rely on fate since there is no alternative or substitute to hard work to achieve
success in life. He also stressed the need for discovering our true self.
Explaining the aim and objective of Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram, the parent body of AVP,
Sanjay Kulaspurkar, Hostel in-charge of Kalyan Ashram, North East informed that Kalyan
Ashram has taken the initiative to unite all the tribal communities of India and
foster the feeling of oneness among the countrymen.
Tajom Tassung, General Secretary Donyi Polo Yelam Kebang, Gyati Rana, Publicity Secretary,
IFCSAP, Dr. Techi Upen, RSS Secretary Itanagar division, Nabam Runi, State committee
member, AVP, Shrikrishna Bhide, Zonal Organising Secretary Kalyan AshraM, North East,
Ashokan , State co ordinator Arunachal Shiksha Vikas Samiti were the resource persons.
Tarh Takia, state committee member of AVP, Tago Tasso, vice president, AVP Lower
Subansiri, Tao Teri, circle committee member of AVP and VKV teachers attended the
New state cabinet sworn-in
ITANAGAR, June 01: Amidst report of dissidence among Congress legislators, the much
awaited swearing-in ceremony of the new state cabinet was held at the Darbar Hall
of Rajbhawan this evening.
Tuki retained eight former ministers while Takam Pario is the new face in the council
Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma administered the oath of office and secrecy
to the new ministers.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi, host of MLAs, bureaucrats
and public were present during the swearing-in ceremony.
The portfolios of the ministers would be allocated tomorrow and two more ministers
would be inducted in phased manners after due consultation with party's high command,
Tuki told reporters.
The appointment of parliamentary secretaries would be made on June 3 along with election
of senior party Legislators Nabum Rebia as the new speaker of the Sixth Legislative
Assembly which is commencing tomorrow, he added.
There looks no bonhomie among the Congress legislators present at swearing in ceremony
sending clear message that sourness still remains over battle for cabinet berth.
Congress won 42 seats in the assembly election.
Even though Chief Minister Tuki was sworn-in on May 18, the cabinet list was not
being able to finalize due to fierce internal battle among the Congress MLAs. As
per sources, 35 out of the 42 MLAs had applied for cabinet berth. Such was the intensity
of the fight. The Congress high command had to intervene to solve the impasse. Several
rounds of meeting were held in Delhi and Itanagar to end the deadlock. With two
cabinet berths are still to be filled, more drama is expected among the Congress
MLAs in the coming days.
Over 500 ILP transgressors deported
ITANAGAR, June 01: Conducting its first phase of joint operation against Inner Line
Permit (ILP) Regulation violators, All Nyishi Students’ Union and All Papum Pare
District Students’ Union (AAPDSU) with help of district administration and police
held around 500 non-locals without having valid ILP from in and around the Capital
Complex and deported them through Banderdewa cheek gate today.
While expressing their readiness to extend all support to the administration in carrying
out such drive, both ANSU and APPDSU urged the administration for conducting such
checking drive on regular basis to check and stop influx of outsiders without having
They appreciated both the Deputy Commissioners of Capital Complex and Papum Pare
, the DGP, magistrates, SPs from both the Capital Complex and Yupia for responding
swiftly to the call of the union to conduct the ‘clean drive’. They urged the district
administration and police to ensure proper checking at every check gate to prevent
influx of outsiders into the state without ILP.
Meanwhile, ANSU and APPDSU urged the outsiders staying here to possess proper and
up-to-date documents (ILP) to avoid any misunderstanding during the checking drive.
The ANSU team was led by its president Byabang Joram and general secretary Nyanya
The checking is being conducted due to the concern over rising number of illegal
immigrants in and around the State capital, they said.
Govt. constitutes committee to look into issues of Railway
ITANAGAR, June 01: The State Government has constituted a high level Committee with
Secretary (Political) as Chairman, Secretary, (IPR), IGP (Law and Order), Deputy
Commissioners of both Capital Complex and Papum Pare and Railway authorities as members
to look into the affairs of Railway and suggest measures to be taken, according to
an official release.
Apart from this, the State Chief Secretary held a meeting with the DRM, Rangiya Rail
Division on May 29 where concerns of the state government and its people regarding
checking of ILP, construction of bridge over Pachin and Dikrong rivers and reservation
of job for local unemployed youths in Railways were raised. Further, feasibility
study to run goods train will also be conducted as decided in the meeting. Running
of Chair car to Guwahati and Rajdhani Express to Delhi were also discussed.
The decision on these matters would be taken once the study is conducted and the
said committee submits its recommendations, the release added.
Farewell given to retiring health officers
ITANAGAR, June 01: A function was held to bid farewell to two veterans of Directorate
of Health Services (DHS) on attaining the age of superannuation from their respective
Dr. Hage Taki, Joint DHS (NVBDCP) and Dr. Tamut Taloh, Joint DHS (Family Welfare)
were accorded warm and affectionate farewell by the officers and staff of the health
department on their retirement on superannuation after rendering more than 30 years
of meritorious service.
Taki had joined in Health Department as Junior Medical Officer (JMO) at Mebo of East
Siang district in 1980. He served in remote and far-flung areas like Daporijo, Khonsa,
Kurung Kumey, Tawang etc. in various capacities before he was promoted as Joint DHS
in 2011. He will be remembered for his sincerity, dedication and vast knowledge and
experience of administrative works, Dr. P Ringu, Deputy Director (SBTC) said. He
also described him as an officer par excellence.
Dr. Taloh joined the Health Department in 1983 as JMO at District Hospital Aalo.
He served in various places like Ziro, Pasighat etc. before his promotion to the
present post in 2011. He is known for his discipline, dedication, sincerity and unique
innovative approaches. His contribution towards the improvement and development of
the present health care system in Pasighat is still remembered by many.
Earlier in March, two senior officers from the Health Directorate Dr. Dani Durii,
Jt. DHS (Leprosy) and Dibakar Deb, Assistant (Establishment) were given warm farewell
on their retirement.
Dr. Dani had joined the Health Department in 1983 as MO at Ziro. He also served in
far flung areas like Tezu, Daporijo, Bomdila etc. in various capacities. He was promoted
to the post of Jt. DHS (Lep.) in 2013.
Describing him as most sincere and dedicated officer, Dr. Hage Tam, present Jt.DHS
(Lep), extolled his wonderful sense of humor and zest for life.
Deb had joined as LDC in the Health Directorate in 1977. At that time, the Directorate
was in Shillong. Since then, he had been serving in different sections of the Directorate
including a stint of deputation at Rajiv Gandhi University formerly known as Arunachal
“He had a long, productive and blemish free career,” said Dr. K. Nishing, DHS.
3 Arunachalee boys graduate from NDA
ITANAGAR, June 01: Three Arunachalee boys namely, Cdt. Shimon Doke Lendo (Airforce),
Cdt. Yumlam Jose (Army), Cdt. Hage Kapa (Army) were among the 360 cadets, who graduated
from National Defence Academy (NDA). They set their “final best foot forward” and
marched through the portals of the prestigious (Arjun) Khetarpalparade ground on
March 31 at the passing out parade of the 126th course of NDA at Khadakwasla, Pune.
Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Chief of Air Staff, inspected the passing out parade
and complemented the 360 graduates on their immaculate turnout, excellent drill movements
and high standard of parade.
Cdt. Shimon Doke Lendo (Airforce) passed out as Divisional Cadet Captain of November
Squadron which begged the Chief of Staff Banner presented to the champion Squadron
and stood Second best in flying of passing out course. He is the eldest son of Tahi
Doke and Pekpi Karlo Doke of Sikar village under Gensi circle in West Siang district.
Cdt. Yumlam (Army) Jose passed out as the Cadet Sergeant Major of Charlie Squadron
and was the Academy football team captain. He is the son of Lt. Yumlam Talok and
Yumlam Yajong of village Yumlam in Kurung Kumay district.
Cdt. Hage Kapa (Army) passed out as the Divisional Cadet Captain of Mike Squadron
and stood as extremely good cross country runner. He is the son of Hage Tatung and
Hage Mamung of Hari village in Lower Subansiri district.
All three of them are the product of Sainik School, Imphal and joined the NDA on
June 21, 2011.
NDA is one of the finest triservices institute in the world and the only one in India
attracting the best of youth from the nation and friendly foreign countries and transforming
them into officers and gentlemen. The parade culminated with a grand finale by three
Jaguars and three Su-30s aircraft carrying out vertical manoeuvres.
The continues electricity problem in Balijan area is creating chaos and agony among
public. Power department conducted bill clearance drive but after the drive got over
electricity problem started again which is prevailing till date. Due to the power
failure public of Balijan is facing hardship. They are living in darkness and hot
weather is making life miserable. As the summer heat is in height it is very difficult
to spend day and night without power. Therefore, I appeal to the power department
to solve this electricity problem immediately.
Please release salary
It has been seven months since the date of our appointments and we are still waiting
for our first salary. We were appointed on the basis of Right to Education bill
passed by the parliament and as a rays hope for the quality education in Arunachal
Pradesh .So, it is our sincere request to the education department not to recruit
anyone in the future from APTET in SSA and save them from mental harassment . And
lastly, please do care to release our seven months pay.
APTET SSA Teachers
Upper Subansiri has miles to go
Through the column of your esteemed daily we would like to draw kind attention towards
the circumstances of our Upper Subansiri district. Still today there has not been
proper development and district has not progressed. After four years we went to our
home district and found that everything has become worse. Be it drainage system,
road communications, school infrastructures etc, everything is in bad shape. In fact
situation was much better years ago. We hope that newly elected and selected MLAs
will be able to solve the problems efficiently.
TL.Nilling & AR Marbom
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Many Indians still have no access to toilet facilities
The abduction, gang rape and lynching of two teenage girls at Baduan in Uttar Pradesh
when they were going to relieve themselves last Tuesday have once again exposed how
vulnerable is rural woman’s life. The rape and murder of the two teenagers, aged
12 and 14, has generated headlines in India and beyond in an echo of the uproar over
the fatal gang rape of a student on a bus in Delhi in December 2012. But the circumstances
which left the girls vulnerable to the killers who pounced on them in the fields
are not unusual in India.
UNICEF estimates that almost 594 million — nearly 50 per cent of India's population
— defecates in the open, with the situation particularly acute in impoverished rural
areas such as the Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh. It is tragedy that till today
large number of poor people living in rural areas has no access to toilet facilities
and defecates in open field. In Arunachal too people living in interior areas still
defecates in jungle which pose serious health hazards. Prime Minister Narendra Modi
during election campaigning had stressed on the need for providing toilets to every
household with his slogan "Toilets first, temple later." Hope he sticks to his words
and ensure that every Indians have access to toilet facilities.