Police on path of modernization: DGP
YINGKIONG, May 6: Director General of Police, Arunachal Pradesh Vimla Mehra despite
limitations and constrains her department is on the path of modernization. In due
course of time there would be increased vehicles and police personnel.
She said this while inaugurating the office building of Superintendent of Police,
Yingkiong, Upper Siang yesterday.
She appreciated the law abiding and peace loving people of the district and hoped
the same will be maintained in future also. She thanked all the departments especially
the General Administration for their support and cooperation.
MAL Alo Libang apprised the DGP about the shortage of vehicles and personnel in the
police department in Upper Siang District and requested her to look into the matter.
Deputy Commissioner, Upper Siang Pawan Kumar Sain and DIGP Nabin Payeng and others
DoNER yet to receive priority list of projects from Arunachal
ITANAGAR, May 6:The Ministry of DoNER has received the priority lists of projects
for FY 2010-11 for all the states except Nagaland, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh.
Minister of Development of North Eastern Region, Bijoy Krishna Handique has written
to the respective Chief Minister’s of the three states to submit the same within
a week, failing which the previous years’ left over prioritized schemes will be selected
by the Ministry.
In a bid to hasten the fund allocations from the Non Lapsable Central Pool of Resources
(NLCPR), the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region has started the retention
of prioritized projects received from the North Eastern states in accordance with
the new NLCPR guidelines. As per the new guidelines, the Ministry will complete the
retention of projects in the first two months of the financial year. The new guidelines
will ensure the sanction and release of funds in the same financial year.
The expressed minister expressed his satisfaction over the progress of retention
of schemes for the FY 2010-11.
FXB India supports deprived children
World Aids Orphans Day
ITANAGAR, May 5: Every year children across the world is orphaned due to deadly
HIV-AIDS. Expressing solidarity with these children, 7th May is observed as World
Aids Orphans Day. Initiated by FXB India, World Aids Orphans Day is commemorated
to give hope for better life to those children who are battling poverty and social
Most of the states of India officially do not recognized 7th May as World Aids Orphans
Day. However with the efforts of FXB India, in recent year states like Manpiur and
Mizoram have started to value this day by recognizing 7th May as World Aids Orphans
Arunachal FXB, under the leadership of Mepung Tader, Vice chairperson, Arunachal
Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) has been carrying out various initiatives
to support orphan kids and children belonging to below poverty line.
“Working with Naz Foundation India, a Delhi based NGO motivated me to work towards
child support. And I believe FXB India has provided me best opportunity,” says Mepung
who has a master’s degree from Delhi School of Social Work.
Talking about various work initiated by FXB in Arunachal she tells, “FXB is concentrating
mainly in providing education to deprived children and train poor women for income
FXB day care centre located in Nyokum Lapang area of Itanagar is filled with young
children with big dreams in their eyes. “We provide tuition support to those children
who are getting formal education in schools. We also give basic education to children
who have never been to school. At the moment we have 167 students and seven staffs
taking care of them, “informed Mepung.
FXB identify those children who can be given formal education and later facilitate
their admission in the nearby schools with due permission from their parents.
Besides education, children are also provided nutritional support during their stay
at the FXB centre. She further added that in the past FXB has trained around 85 women
in tailoring and weaving, thereby helping them in learning income generation work.
VAHAN Software Project launched in Changlang
Changlang, May 6: The VAHAN Software project, meant for the computerization of the
Vehicle Registration has been formally launched by the Deputy Commissioner, Changlang
District Dr. S.B Deepak Kumar today.
Due to renovation of DC office, Changlang, the Vahan software will be temporarily
run from Video conferencing room until completion of the renovation work and allotment
of DTO office room for computerization.
The first ever ‘Registration Certificate cards’ generated by the Vahan software here
were presented to Yape Ngemu and Monsam Jugli respectively by DC, Changlang. DC told
the gathering that Vahan software will help in maintaining of vehicles data online
and will expedite the office works more quickly and hassle-free issuance of RC (Registration
Certificate) books, collecting road tax, issue of fitness certificate, monitoring
vehicle records and tax defaulters more easily. DC thanked the National Informatics
Centre (NIC), for putting all efforts and providing technical support in implementing
the VAHAN software project.
DIO, NIC Radhe Hinda, explained the workflow and the salient features of the Vahan
software project. He told that SARATHI software mean for Driving Licence, Conductor
Licence and Driving School Licence would also be implemented shortly.
Arunachal effects bureaucratic reshuffle
Itanagar, May 6: In a major reshuffle, the Arunachal Pradesh government has ordered
transfer and postings of several senior officers of Arunachal Pradesh Civil Services
(APCS) and IAS cadres with immediate effect.
As per an order dated April 30, Science and Technology Director Kemo Lollen has been
transferred to Shillong as Additional Resident Commissioner (ARC). He would be replaced
by Guwahati Deputy Resident Commissioner (DRC) SD Sarkar.
Delhi DRC B Talukdar has been transferred to Guwahati while EAC Tawang KN Damo is
to take the place of Talukdar.
ADC Namsai RK Sharma has been elevated as Lohit Deputy Commissioner while Shillong
DRC Onam Lego has been transferred to DC's office, Pasighat.
The government has also effected changes at the secretary level with Lohit DC Kaling
Tayeng elevated as Secretary, Health and Family Welfare relieving AB Shukla, while
Director Relief and Rehabilitation and Disaster Management (RR & DM) Kapa Kholie
has transferred as Secretary Urban Development relieving Yeshi Tsering.
Director, Supply and Transport, TT Gamdik will hold additional charge of Director
RR & DM. UNI
GBs resolve to stand together
KHONSA, May 6: The Gaon Buras of Tirap district conducted a General Body meeting
under the Chairmanship of T. Wangsa, GB, Kaimai village yesterday at the NBF Hall,
Khonsa. More than ninety GBs attended the meeting.
Wangsa who was responsible for convening the meeting said that unity among the GBs
of the district was the need of the hour and should stand together for one another
at the time of both joy and despair. To achieve this unity convening of the meeting
was a necessity as a plat-form to share their views. He further suggested for the
formation of a GBs’ Association of Tirap district which would work for the welfare
of the district as a whole.
While speaking, the GB of Paniduria suggested that the old GBs should voluntarily
resign from their post and give way to the younger generation as they are often required
to move out of their village for duty. The GB of Longkai vehemently requested his
fellow GBs to avoid the use of opium. Many other GBs spoke and expressed their gratefulness
to the chairman for his painstaking effort to call the meeting.
All of them agreed with the suggestions put forth by T. Wangsa while increment in
the their honorarium was the most common point for all the speakers.
Later, GBs’ Welfare Association - Tirap District was formed with T. Wangsa as the
President and Akhun Zamikham as the General Secretary along with other office bearers.
Death of medical student mourned
ITANAGAR, May 6: Lobom Welfare Society (LWS) has condoled the untimely demise of
Prity Pangkam, a first year medical students of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences
(RIMS), Imphal. Late Prity breathed her last due to illness at RIMS ICU on May 3
last. The last rites of Late Pangkam were performed today at her native village
Jenging in Upper Siang district, society informed.
Untimely and sudden demise of Prity, who had a brilliant academic career, is not
only loss to the family and society, it is a great loss for the entire state, the
The society prayed for eternal peace for heavenly abode of the departed soul and
conveyed deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family.
The society also extended heartfelt thanks to RIMS authority and students for their
cooperation in bringing back the mortal remains of Prity to her native village.
ITANAGAR, May 6: All Bameng Khenewa and Lada Students’ Union (ABKLSU) in its executive
meeting held at Seppa recently decided to conduct its 3rd general awareness campaign
on development activities in Bameng, Khenewa and Lada area from May 28.
The campaign will include education, forestation, health and hygiene, road communication,
power supply etc. There will be health camp at Bameng and Khenewa during the campaign,
the union said. It has also decided to organize its foundation Day at Bameng on June
APWWS demands action against attacker
ITANAGAR, May 6: Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society (APWWS) has appealed the
Papum Pare district administration to take appropriate action against the CO Chichung
Chukhu for his alleged attack on Govt officer Tana Yami on April 30 last.
The call came after a fact finding team of the Society visited the resident of the
victim at Rono village, Doimukh yesterday.
Condemning the attack on woman officer, the APWWS said law has been totally misused
and violated against weaker section, which is very unfortunate. The society also
demanded independent enquiry committee for justice to the victim.
International labour Day
ITANAGAR, May 6: The All Arunachal Pradesh Government Department Labour’s Union East
Kameng unit celebrated the International Labour Day with participation of thousand
departmental labourers at Abotani Munch on May 1 last. Zonal chairman Blagang Dada
hoisted the May day flag and urged upon the union members to perform their duty
with devotion for all round development. Chief Guest and ZPM Boro Sangyu also called
upon the union members to shoulder responsibility. Guest of honour Cahpo Yangfo also
spoke on the occasion.
ITANAGAR, May 6: New executive committee of Rajiv Gandhi University Teachers’ Association
(RGUTA) has been formed with Dr. Rachab Taba as President, Dr. Hui Tag as Vice-President,
Dr. Oken Lego as General Secretary for the session 2010-2011.
The executive body has also selected 8 Executive Committee Members from various disciplines
to assist the main Executive Body in any policy decision.
In the meantime, the newly constituted executive body has decided to hold another
General Body Meeting soon to discuss various issues related to welfare of teaching
community, and to discuss on other controversial issues facing the University since
last 4 months.
Siram to grace the Benedictory Function
Roing, May 6: A week long Bible Training got underway here at the premises of the
Gamgu Destitute Prayer Centre, (GDPC) Roing from 3 May last.
Education Minister Bosiram Siram has consented to grace the event as chief guest
at the valedictory Function which is scheduled to be held on 9 May next. He will
lay the foundation stone of the Gamgu Destitute Prayer Centre.
IRBn jawans at ITBP composite hospital
ITANAGAR, May 6: ITPB medical team here has set an exemple by providing medical
treatment to the jawans of 3rd IBRn.
Acting on the directive of the state DGP, the ITBP DIG (Medical) sent his medical
team to Jully village and evacuated 13 serious ARBn jawans who have been suffering
from acute gastroenteritis and other ailments to its composite hospital, Itanagar
on April 29. After a week-long treatment they were discharged on May 5.
Dr Naveen Ram, ITPB DIG (medical) has further informed that such type of help will
also be extended in future, to maintain good relationship among the troops of different
Horticulture policy on the offing
ITANAGAR: Horticulture department will formulate horticulture policy and master plan
as a road map for the state so that proper planning can be done for next 5-10 years
and take suitable step to for conversion of existing orchards into organic farm.
This decision was taken at a follow up meeting held in the Directorate of Horticulture,
Chimpu, Itanagar which was attended by Horticulture Minister Honchun Ngandam, Director
Horticulture Jombo Ratan and all Senior Officers and District Horticulture Officers.
Ngandam suggested that proper policy on contract farming should be formulated for
the state. He advised the officers to formulate a Detail Project Report for two years
Horticulture Mission in the state and also advised DHOs to model horticulture farms
in each district in farmers’ field.
Ngandam has called for cooperation in implementation of schemes and programme in
a right way so that farmers are benefited fully.
He informed the officers that the Chief Minister is convinced about the prospect
of horticulture in the state and hoped that he would allocate suitable amount for
implementation of State Horticulture Mission in coming two years.
BJP council members
ITANAGAR: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Arunachal Pradesh has appointed state senior
party vice president Wangman Lowangcha and BJP leader Bai Gadi as BJP National Council
members. The appointments were made with the approval of National BJP president Nitin
Gadkari. Lowangcha will represent the East Arunachal, while Gadi will represent West
Arunachal in the national council.
Meanwhile, Doni Nich and Tadar Akap have been appointed as state BJYM president
and state ST Morcha president respectively with approval of national BJP chief.
ITANAGAR, May 6: Yura Tachik has been appointed at Kurung Kumey District Congress
Committee general secretary on May 3 last.
ITANAGAR, May 6: All Arunachal Pradesh Government Department Labour’s Union (AAPGDLU),
East Kameng district unit has mourned the sudden death of late Patey Ponglu, president
of the vicil secretariat unit of the union. Late Ponglu died in a road accident
in Itangar on May 3 last.
The members and zonal chairman of the union observed two minutes silence as a mark
of respect to the departed soul. They also appealed the state Govt to book the truck
driver involved in the accident immediately and for compensation to the bereaved
Lower Subansiri wins Tadar Tang State Level Football Tournament
ITANAGAR, May 6: After a gap of six years, Lower Subansiri once again emerged as
the champion of the Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football Tournament.
The three times champion beat Papum Pare by 2-1 in the final match of the IX TTMSLF
tournament played at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium this evening amidst capacity crowd.
The Papum Pare player donning jersey number 13, Tapan Borah successfully scored the
first goal of the match against Lower Subansiri in 7th minutes. However, Tage Tath
jersey number 9 of Lower Subansiri shattered their dreams as he satisfactorily equalized
the score 1-1 in 47th minutes. With one minute to go for the final whistle Tath scored
the winning goal.
Papum Pare got three corners while, the Champion team got 7 corners during the game.
Speaking at the awards function, Parliamentary Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs
Wangki Lowang suggested that a strong state team be figured out from the players
so that they could represent the state.
Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football Tournament should be collectively popularized,
not only in the state of Arunachal Pradesh but in the entire country. Lowang said
that former Minister Tadar Tang was one of the architects of modern Arunachal and
a great leader of the state and appealed to the people to follow the footprints of
Tang for the development of the state and suggested the Arunachal Pradesh Football
Association, who is the organizer of the TTMSLFT to rotate the tournament in all
the district of the state.
He further briefing the need of high-quality stadium and other games and sports activities
centre in the state said that, a national standard stadium is necessary in the state
so that budding players of the state compete at national and international events.
Meanwhile, responding the two point memorandum submitted by Arunachal Pradesh Football
Association, for enhancement of grant-in-aid from Rs 8 lakhs to 12 lakhs and renovation
/installation of security fencing (estimate cost 15 lakhs )in between field and public
gallery in this current financial year, Lowang assured to take-up the demands with
the Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and expressed hope that the CM would fulfill demands
of the association for better sports activities in the state.
Highlighting, the insufficient financial aids Arunachal Pradesh Football Association
General Secretary G Doke said that the Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football Tournament
was initially organized by Tang Foundation Multipurpose Society, but considering
the importance of the tournament, the state government through the nodal department
funded in form of grant in aid thus making it as a full-fledged state level tournament.
However, with the passage of time and the tremendous price rise of all the essential
commodities, transportation charge including sports items, the 8 lakhs Grant-in-Aid
which was prepared eight years back is meager to cope with the tournament expenditure,
Doke added while appealing for more funds.
Doke further called for the renovation of Rajiv Gandhi Stadium and also highlighting
the frequent public intervention inside the field and manhandling of match officials
and players during the game appealed the government and the concerned department
for fund provision to renovate and install security fence in between field and the
Later, the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour MLA Pasang Dorjee Sona, Tadar Yadir
wife of Tadar Tang along with other dignitaries gave away the Trophy along with cash
prizes to the Champion, Runner-Up, individual prize winners and citation to match
Amongst other, MLA Techi Kaso and Chairmen DoTC Yumsen Matey also witnessed the final
There was a Karate demonstration by Arunachal Karate Association and WUSU members
and Pinku Ome Popir Party from West Siang District displayed cultural items on the
Best of the tournament
Man of the Tournament - Toko Poliam of Papum Pare
Highest Scorer of the tournament - Taba Rakesh of Papum Pare
Best Goal Keeper -Tapi Apa of Lower Subansiri
Fair Play team - Papum Pare
Ering calls for UPA intervention to deal with flood
Six ration sorties to Anini approved
ITANAGAR, May 6: Apprising the huge damage caused by recent flood fury in Arunachal
Pradesh, MP Ninong Ering has sought intervention of the UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi
for adequate assistance from Centre to deal with the natural disaster and provide
relief to the flood affected people in the state.
Referring to his verbal discussion with Sonia held earlier, Ninong in his letter
said, recent flood washed away bridges and damaged roads in several pockets of the
state including Anini, Tezu and Upper Siang.
State Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu had already written to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan
Singh and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar apprising them of the flood situation
in the state, Ninong said.
Meanwhile, State Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has approved six ration sorties to
meet up the ration crisis in flood-hit Anini immediately. This was informed by the
parliamentary secretary, Agriculture Rajesh Tacho. The Dibang Valley district has
been cut off from the rest of the country due to heavy damage caused to the BRTF
road between Anini and Roing followed by heavy downpour recently. Anini-Roing road
is the only life line of Dibang Valley.
Appealing the people of Dibang Valley district not to be panic, Tacho further informed
that state Government is taking up utmost effort to solve ration crisis in the district.
The Project Udyak, Dudmuma has started their mission on war footing by stocking the
necessary materials and equipments at Roing for air lifting to damages points of
the Anini-Roing Road as per his instruction, Tacho said. The Parliamentary secretary
further said that he has written to Eastern Air Command, Shillong to provide Indian
Air Force service as per requisition of Project Udayak for airlifting the road and
bridge construction materials for immediate restoration of road connectivity. He
hoped the IAF will act soon for lifting of construction materials.
CM flays FCI in a letter to Prime minister
ITANAGAR, May 6: Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu appealed the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan
Singh to give suitable directions to the FCI authorities to ensure adequate supply
of essential ration commodities to state on utmost priority.
Seeking intervention of the PM to cope with flood situation in the state, the CM
in his letter said Arunachal Pradesh has been witnessing torrential rainfall over
the last one month all over the state. As a result some of the districts have been
cut off from the rest of the state and the country due to disruption of road communication,
the CM added. The disruption in road communication further created acute shortage
of food grains in almost all the districts of the state, the letter said.
The Chief Minister said that State Govt has been putting all out efforts and making
available essential ration commodities by air sorties to the affected areas. But
the situation has been aggravated by the poor performance of FCI as they have created
artificial shortage of food grains at their depots located in the state and nearby
area by not maintaining the adequate stock of food grains for the last few months
despite repeated request to the FCI authorities, the CM said in his letter.
An office of General Manager, FCI has been established at Itanagar but no officer
has been posted as yet as GM to oversee proper functioning of the depots established
in the state, the letter said. Instead of making improvement in the performance
of FCI godowns, it has further worsened the situation and the very purpose has been
defeated due to callous attitude, the letter further added. A similar letter was
written to Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar for his intervention.