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
ASYA seeks supply of adequate rice in Sagalee area
ITANAGAR, May 4: Sagalee, a sub-divisional headquarter is facing food crisis, this
was claimed by All Sagalee Youth Association (ASYA) in its release here today. ASYA
claimed that people of various circles such as Mengio, Toru, Parang and Silsango
are facing shortage of food grains due to bad crops production last year. Saying
that people are now rely on food and civil supplies department for food grains, Association
sought additional quota of rice to the fair price shops in the area, so that demand
of people could be met. It further said that presently meager amount of rice have
been allocated to fair price shops.
ITANAGAR, May 4: All Arunachal Pradesh Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya Teachers
Association on Friday sought explanation from the state project director SSA Rajya
Mission for the non-enhancement of their staff salary. In its representation to
the authority concerned, association claimed that despite its repeated pleas, the
salary of KGBV teacher not enhanced yet. Association further hoped to get explanation
within 15 days.
ITANAGAR, May 4: All Arunachal Pradesh Diploma Holder in Elementary Education Association
(AAPDHEEA) has mourned the untimely demise of Suresh Pal Singh, lecturer of District
Institute of Education and Training (DIET) Naharlagun in Guwahati following a brief
illness on April 30.
Singh was a very sincere and dedicated person. His death is a great loss to the education
department, specially training institute of Arunachal Pradesh and the state as whole.
His contribution towards education sector will always be remembered, AAPDHEEA said
in a condolence message.
The association prayed to almighty to rest his departed soul in peace and give strength
to the bereaved family members to bear the irreparable loss.
AAPSU team to meet PM
ITANAGAR, May 4: A delegation of All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) headed
by its president Kamta Lapung is expected to meet the Prime Minister and Chief
Election Commissioner at New Delhi and take up the staple visa issue and the issue
of Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation Act 1873 for its effective implementation
besides the refugee problem. The team under the banner of the North East Students
Union (NESO) including NESO organizing secretary Tajum Poyum has already left Itanagar
for Delhi today to meet the central ministers. The team has also a plan to meet
the Union Home Minister and external affairs minister.
The NESO team will put pressure on the central Govt during its visit to fulfill
its eight-point charter of demands which include the scraping of Arms Forces Special
BWS demands probe into poll violence
ITANAGAR, May 4: The Bengia Welfare Society (BWS) today informed that a delegation
of the Society headed by its chairman Dr Bengia Tobin called on the state election
commissioner yesterday and lodged a written complaint against the erring authorities
and political leaders who are responsible for death of a promising youth Bengia Tamang
in poll related violence that took place at Koloriang on April 25 last.
Expressing concern over the poll related violence, the Society condemned such
violence activities and demanded immediate constitution of impartial enquiry committee
headed either by a sitting judge of the High Court or by retired senior bureaucrat
to unearth the truth behind the issuance of two INC tickets for 10 Parsi-Parlo ZPM
segment which resulted in conflict and loss of a precious life.
The society also demanded immediate enquiry into the “politics behind centralization
of filing of nomination papers and scrutiny of the same at district Hq Koloriang,
instead of respective administrative circle.” Blaming the administration for such
incident, the Society said “had the administration shown sufficient sincerity and
sensitivity towards the gravity of the overall situation in the areas, the story
would have been different. It further demanded suspension of the DEO and RO till
the enquiry is over.
293 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
ITANAGAR, May 04: As the panchayat election is nearing first, the district administrations
in various districts of the state are agog with hectic election activities like
training programme for polling personnel, poll preparedness and review of security
scenario for smooth conduct of the elections.
At Yingkiong, the second phase of election training for Presiding and Polling officers
was held under the chairmanship of ADC-cum-DPDO (ARO) Rajesh Panyang today. Around
300 trainees enthusiastically attended the training.
Dr. Kaling Dai, DMO, Dr. Ahik Miyu, DTO and BS Serawat, ST imparted training on duties
and responsibilities to the Presiding and Polling officers, the system of opening
and sealing of ballot boxes and all related activities, procedures to be observed
and maintained properly during the polling, pre-poll and post-poll period.
Newly joined Superintendent of Police Tage Habung also addressed the trainees in
brief and informed about security arrangement during the poll period.
Later, the ARO announced the names of Presiding and Polling officers and issued appointment
letter to them mentioning the dates of movement of the Polling teams to their respective
Similar training for Presiding and Polling officers was also held at Siddhartha Hall,
Itanagar here today.
Bokar Basar, MRO asked all to make the best of the training and get their doubts
cleared during the interactive session.
SC Debnath, Deputy Secretary Education, said that since the Presiding/ Polling Officers
were already briefed on the general rules and regulations for conduct of election
in the last training, he asked all the trainees to participate in the interactive
session and get their queries/ doubts cleared from the master trainer. He also asked
them to provide their feedback as well.
The training was divided into two sessions—interactive and practical training --
where trainees were given practical training on the use of EVM and informed about
transportation and security related issues by MRO SC Debnath, Deputy Secretary Education,
and the master trainers.
The election training for more than 400 Presiding, Polling officers and Attendants
for Aalo West and East got underway at Govt. H.S. school auditorium today.
Personally supervising the training, the West Siang DEO MK Sahoo asked all officials
nominated for election to discharge their duties in a responsive manner for successful
and free and fair election. Election process is a sensitive issue and need careful
handling as any mistake may lead to re-conduct of entire process. All officials engaged
in election duties are direct representatives of the State Election Commission and
the Presiding Officers have been given enormous power during the time of election
and success of the election largely depend on their wisdom and knowledge, he said.
District Panchayat Development Officer Moki Loyi highlighting the main objective
of the training disclosed that list of the officials to be engaged in 52 Polling
Stations under Aalo East and West have been finalized and no request for exemption
from duty will be entertained.
The Master Trainer Henrik Basar, HDO dwelt at length about handling, sealing of Ballot
Box, maintenance of diary etc. through lecture and power point presentation.
The ROs, AEROs of Aalo East and West were present. DIPROs
DC-led team visits various Police Stations
ITANAGAR, May 04: District Election Officer (PR)/DMEO Pige Ligu along with Superintendent
of Police (City) Surender Kumar visited Banderdewa, Doimukh and Naharlagun Police
Stations to inspect the deposition of firearms.
The team also inspected the CCTV cameras installed at Banderdewa checkgate and undergoing
construction works within the premises of Doimukh and Naharlagun police stations.
The DC along with the SP briefed the Police Personnel regarding the security preparedness
for the upcoming elections.
They also visited and checked various polling stations. The joint inspection was
basically to check security preparedness for the upcoming twin elections.
Meanwhile, the DC (Capital Complex) has directed all the Administrative Officers
and ILP issuing authorities of Capital Complex to restrict the issue of ILP to the
outsiders till the completion of election process in order to check the entry of
bogus voters from outside the State. He further said that the issuing authority should
thoroughly verify before issuing of ILP, the antecedent of the person for whom ILP
is applied for and ascertain the fact that the same is not applied for entry of bogus
Cyclone lashes Nari area, leaves trail of devastation
RUKSIN, May 4: A naughty shower followed by a gusty cyclone last midnight lashed
entire Nari area in East Siang and adjoining Laimekuri area in Assam. The cyclone
that lasted for more than an hour uprooted trees and bamboo groves and damaged several
dwelling houses in the area incurring heavy loss to the affected people. It also
badly damaged rubber garden in Nari and Laimekuri area.
The cyclone swept through Lumpo, Namey, Depi, Depi-Moli and Detak villages under
Nari circle and Majulipur, Tako Gitung, Baikuntapur and Milonpur of Jonai circle
(Assam) and badly damaged power supply lines in those areas. The uprooted trees fell
into the 33 KV power supply (main) line passing along the NH-52 at four different
places and completely snapped power supply in the entire area.
The Ruksin-Nari PWD road blocked by uprooted trees and debris dumped by the cyclone
is yet to be cleared. The cyclone also caused extensive damage to standing crops
inflicting heavy economic losses to the farmers.
Meanwhile, the Circle Officer of Nari along with the ADC in-charge and local leaders
including former Nari-Seren ZPM Kenyom Dabii and Ramle Banggo Welfare Society Secretary
Kayi Dabii today visited the affected villages and took stock of the disastrous situation.
The leaders have demanded the district administration to give necessary compensation
and assistance to the affected families after properly assessing the extent of the
damage for their quick rehabilitation. The properties lost and damaged in the cyclone
are likely to cross several lakhs of rupees.
Power department sources informed that the cyclone severely damaged the power lines
in the area and it would take some time for complete restoration.
On the other hand, incessant rain for the last three days badly affected people’s
life in the region.
Farmers Field School inaugurated at Renging village, Pasighat
ITANAGAR, May 4: Farmers Field School at Renging village in Pasighat block of East
Siang district was inaugurated by Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA)
Project Director LB Singh today. The Farmers Field School has been established by
Krishi Vigyan Kendra East Siang, College of Horticulture and Forestry, Central Agriculture
University, Pasighat in collaboration with Agricultural Technology management Agency
(ATMA) East Siang.
Addressing the farmers on the occasion, ATMA Project Director Singh briefed them
about ATMA’s ongoing programmes. He distributed seeds of summer vegetables to farmers
attending the programme.
Dr. Mahesh Pathak, Programme Coordinator, KVK East Siang highlighted the various
achievements and activities of the KVK. He assured the farmers of every possible
technical help from the KVK.
The subject matter specialists in plant protection demonstrated nursery management
methods in vegetable crops and educated the farmers about disease and insect pest
management in summer vegetable crops.
The SMS in fishery delivered lecture on construction of polythene line rain water
They SMSs cleared doubts and quarries of the farmers regarding insect pest and disease
management in citrus and seasonal vegetable crops, rain water harvesting and integrated
The programme was organized in Citrus Orchard area of Obang Tamuk, a Progressive
Farmer from Renging village.
Altogether 28 progressive farmers from Renging village participated in the programme.
The programme was sponsored by Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) East