RKM conducts capping ceremony
Mehra calls for dedication
ITANAGAR, May 29: The capping ceremony of XXIV batch students of school of Nurshing,
Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar was held at Vivekananda Hall, RKM, Itanagar
Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest, Director General of Police Vimla Mehra appreciated
the RKM Hospital authority for providing nurses training in the institute and advised
the newly passed out 22 nurses to be dedicated in their duty, work hard and provide
better service to the needy people of the state and the country.
While, citing the problems faced by the Police personnel, she expressed hope that
the newly capped nurses would overcome all the problems while delivering their service
for the cause of humanity.
Guest of Honour, Secretary Ramkrishna Mission, New Delhi Swami Shantatmananda appreciating
the nurses for their commendable services, advised the nurses to be devoted in their
profession. The nurses should not feel weary with their daily routine rather they
should take the everyday activities and challenges with vigour and great enthusiasm
as the nurses and Doctors are equally important in caring for a patient, he added.
Later, cultural programme was also conducted to mark the occasion.
Minor allegedly raped in Geku
ITANAGAR, May 29: A thirteen year old school girl was allegedly raped yesterday evening
by two men in Geku, Upper Siang. An FIR has been filled in this regard at Yingkiong
Police station. When contacted SP Maipak Sing confirmed that a case has been registered
and police team has been sent to Geku area to arrest the alleged accused Kasar Padun
and Kadum Paloh, who are absconding. They are reported to have raped the girl as
she was returning from a religious programme.
The SP further said that medical report is being awaited.
Catholic Union calls for preservation of language & culture
ITANAGAR, May 29: The first Executive meeting of Arunachal Pradesh Catholic Union
(APCU) unanimously reiterated its commitment to work for the upliftment of the catholic
faith and unity among its members, offers its constructive support to all developmental
activities of the state Government, youth development and also called for preservation
of Language and cultures along with the spiritual development. The meeting was convened
today at Hotel Chandini, Naharlagun under the chairmanship of Tok Buttum, President.
The maiden meeting held after its first constitution congratulated Tok Buttum and
Taw Tebin, the President and the Secretary General (APCU) on their recent appointment
as central executive member of Catholic Council of India and All India Catholic Union.
SIT unearths medical racket, arrest four
ITANAGAR, May 29: SIT has arrested Takhe Yaku, an employee of Arunachal Secretariat,
Nitul Saikia of Banderdewa, Lohit Boruah of Dolohat and Pinku Biswakarma for their
alleged involvement in preparation of Medical Reimbursement Bill. The arrests were
made after RK Mission Authority; Itanagar lodged a complaint about the fake bills.
DIGP (SIT) Tashi Lama informed that during the investigation, a racket involved in
preparation of MR bills was unearthed in which racketeers used printed forged prescriptions,
cash memos and seal and signature of medical officers of R K Mission, Itanagar.
MLA assures speedy development
ITANAGAR, May 29: Chayang Tajo Assembly Constituency MLA Karya Bagang attended the
meeting of Bagang Welfare Society Capital Complex (BWSCC)held at Hotel Achi Ama on
28th May as chief guest. In reply to the memorandum submitted by BWSCC she assured
every possible help from her side including construction of permanent office building
of the society.
Further she vowed to continue working for speedy development of entire Chayang Tajo
Assembly Constituency and make it one of the most developed regions of state. Tara
Bagang, popular PR leader of the area and guest of honor for the day highlighted
about various proposals submitted by MLA to different departments. “If all the genuine
proposals are accepted by government, Chayang Tajo Constituency will become one of
the most developed regions within next few years, “added Tara Bagang.
Also present on the occasion was Kafa Bagang, NSUI, state unit president and former
AAPSU president Kanu Bagang.
Administration takes stock of clean and green mission
ITANAGAR, May 29: A team of Govt officers led by Capital DC Padmini Singla has visited
all the offices and sector roads in order to take stock of the clean and green Arunachal
drive in the Capital.
The team consists of Singla, ADM-cum-nodal officer Talo Potom, Itanagar EAC, DFO
and PWD assistant engineer during their visit to sector roads decided that unauthorized
excavation on the road side and cutting of trees in the Capital Complex will be dealt
with iron hand which creates nuisance to the traffic and ugly look to the Capital
Complex. The team, however, appreciated all the officers and staff who are found
cleaning their office campus and also appealed them to maintain the same spirit.
Capital DC also planted a sapling during visit to Electrical Executive Engineer office
campus to mark the clean and green mission. Meanwhile, presiding over an awareness
meeting at A sector, Naharlagun, Potom appealed the general public to cooperate with
the sector committees and NGOs in their endeavour to maintain cleanliness. He particularly
requested the women to cooperate with garbage collection programme. The meeting was
organised by Guwahati based NGO -- Environ in collaboration with sector welfare committee.
Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) complying with the govt circular
conducted its 5th monthly social service on May 29 within the office premises attended
by all the officers and officials.
ANYA reiterates demands, calls 24-hr capital bandh on June 2
ITANAGAR, May 29: In continuation of its movement demanding white paper on non preparation
of AOP --2009-2010 and permanent establishment of National Institute of Technology
(NIT) at Capital region, All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) has announced 24-hour
capital bandh from 5 am of June 2 to June 3 morning.
The Association had deferred its proposed 24 hours Capital bandh on May 17 following
written assurance given by the Govt to place its demands before the cabinet meet
on May 17 and also facilitate the easy movement of the students who were appearing
the examinations, the ANYA informed.
The ANYA further said the state Cabinet befooled the associaiton by not including
its demands in the agenda of cabinet meeting despite assurance. It demanded that
the Chief Minister should take moral responsibility for failure to look into demands
and tender his resignation.
Media vehicles, magistrate on duty, paramilitary forces, fire and medical service,
vehicles on LPG and electricity duty will be exempted from the purview of the bandh
call, the association said in a release.
Power supply partially restored
MLA hopes improved power scenario in 2 years
ROING, May 29: The Roing people heaved a sigh of relief with the restoration of 33
KV Assam power supply line after nearly 42 days of power snap caused by the flood.
It was really terrible job for both the Tezu and Roing power divisions to restore
the power lines in the midst of gushing Lohit river and its tributaries. It was
indeed a challenging taks which took more than 15 days for restoration, narrated
A K Paul EE Roing Power Division.
Electricity poles and wires at Alubari Ghat and Digaru Ghat were washed out April
18 by the flood water. Both Tezu and Roing towns depended on the same grid.
However, 750 KW Phase-I Deopani Plant and 500 KW Phase-II turbines are expected
within a week. “Massive chocked of boulders in the three different point of 2.7 KM
hydel channel were cleared, only clearance of mud and silt are needed with repairing
of damage in the channel”, informed the sources. Meanwhile, the Power department
is finding a roadmap to trace out lasting solution of the repeated power crisis by
connecting the district with the Ranganadi Power Grid which could possibly be completed
in the next two years. “An amount of Rs 650 lakhs is already sanctioned under Non-Lapsable
Central Pole of Resources (NLCPR) by ministry of DoNER and with the end of this rainy
season the work is expected to start”, revealed Laeta Umbrey MLA. With this grid
our district will get sufficient and durable power supply in next two years, the
Former AAPSU president hails movement on refugees
ITANAGAR, May 29: The approach adopted by the present leadership of the apex students’
body headed by President Takam Tatung and general secretary Tujum Poyom on the vexed
issue of decades old chakma – Hajong refugees who were given temporary settlement
in the state will herald a new chapter in the movement, said former president of
the Union Kanu Bagang.
The Chakma-Hajong issue committee led by its Chairman Tobom Dai and Vice chairman
Nabam Tamar is praiseworthy and we are expecting a lot from them this time around,
and hope they will endeavor to give it a concrete foundation for the posterity to
continue the fight against the encroachers and refugees, he said.
The recent incidents at M-Pen in Miao, where legal land of local people were forcefully
grabbed by Chakma refugees is a silent indication of the unpleasant times ahead.
It is also disturbing to learn that the refugees have emerged in Kathan and have
asserted their illegal activities in Diyun, he said.
The state government should take up the matter seriously and local leaders and elected
representative of the affected areas should rise above the occasion leaving behind
petty differences and co-operate the AAPSU leadership dealing with this decades old
repression of the tribal community, Bagang said.
He further said refuges should be pushed back to designated blocks and issue refugee
card as an interim arrangement for deportation.
NABARD’s Pilot Project for Rural Poverty Eradication in Arunachal
ITANAGAR, May 29: NABARD will arrange an exposure visit for Govt. officials and Bankers
of Arunachal Pradesh to Andhra Pradesh to study the Andhra Pradesh model for rural
poverty eradication. The Andhra Pradesh model of Social Mobilization and Empowerment
of Women through Indira Kanthi Patham has become a very successful model to organize
the poor women through self-help groups, creating federation and building effective
linkages with Govt. departments, Financial Institutions, Panchyati Raj Institutions
and the market. The model has helped the poor women to increase the access of finance
from Banks, livelihood promotion, and economic empowerment.
Joint Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development T. Vijaykumar, who was earlier CEO
of Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (SERP) in the Indira Kanthi Patham, in
a communication to NABARD that Govt of India will accord support to replicate this
model in Arunachal Pradesh. Minister of Rural Development Agatha Sangma, impressed
at Andhra Pradesh model has shown keenness to take it on to North Eastern States.
Committee formed to accelerate development and check encroachment
ITANAGAR, May 29: Tasi-Tama-Lipu Village Development Committee has been formed under
Baririjjo Circle of Upper Subansiri District with an objective to check encroachment
of land, accelerate development and welfare activities, and protect river and forest.
The committee appeals all the concerned departments to reach out to the villagers
with developmental activities. Development meant for villagers seldom reach its destination
which is the main reason why villagers are sufferers all the time, it added. The
committee also requested DDSE and DC Daporijo to post sincere and dedicated teacher
at Govt. Primary School, Tamaripa as the students lack the very foundation or the
basic in all subjects.
District Agriculture Officer, W/Kameng, Kidu Game who was the chairman of the meeting
stressed upon agriculture and advised the villagers to take up agriculture as an
economic activity and also demonstrated for proper cultivation of field by maintaining
fertility of land.
MABC demands rectification of EMP reports
ITANAGAR, May 29: Mebo Area Bachao Committee demanded the authority concerned for
rectification/ correction of the EMP report of Dibang Hydro-Project.
The committee claimed that the two existing village of Mebo area - Motum and Ralling
have been wrongly mentioned as Tango and Yabin village in the EMP report, adding
that Kiyit Kongkul and Gadum of Mebo area are not included in the inundation map
althought these villages comes under indundated area.
Meanwhile, taking concerned over the EMP reports of Lower Siang Hydro Electricity
Project, the committee alleged that the detail inundation map is not found in the
EMP report of Lower Siang Hydro Electricity Project.
The authority should provide detail map of the area to be inundated in case of Dam
failure or sudden release of water from reservior through General Graph or Bar Chart
as the present inundation report is very much vague and difficult to understand,
Mra arrives in New York, ready to scale Mt. Denali
ITANAGAR, May 29: First Arunachalee Everester Tapi Mra along with Tawang Tour & Travel
proprietor Lobsang Tsering arrived in New York, USA yesterday and is ready to conquer
Mount Denali next month.
Immediately after landing in New York, Mra told Taro Chatung, Chairman Taro Opey
Foundation, Ziro over telephone that he is hoping to scale Mt. Denali within the
month of June. He also conveyed his gratefulness to people of Arunachal Pradesh for
their blessings and supports, particularly Home Minister Tako Dabi and his family,
who have been extending their support since long.
Tsering while talking to Chatung over telephone from New York expressed his happiness
for having a rare opportunity to accompany Mra to USA on his mountaineering expedition
up to the base camp of Mt. Denali.
The Mt. Denali is the highest peak of the North American continent located in Alaska
Range. The Mt. Denali expedition is a part of World Seven Summit Mission of Mra,
who has already climbed the highest peaks of Asia and Africa continent.
This expedition is in the process of conquering the third continent’s highest peak.
His next step is to conquer Mt. Elbrus of European continent and, thereafter he will
set out expedition for remaining three highest peaks of the three Continents of Southern
It may be mentioned here that the Taro Opey Foundation, Ziro has successfully coordinated
three mountaineering expeditions of Mra starting with Meera Peak expedition in Nepal
in June 2008, Mt. Everest expedition in April/May 2009, Mt. Kilimanjaro Expedition,
Africa in February 2010 and now the Mt. Denali Expedition, USA which is now under
Appreciation for DC
ITANAGAR, May 29: Appreciating Changlang deputy commissioner Dr Deepak Kumar’s initiation
for the all round development of the district, NCP leader Hamjong Tangha said DC
has managed to check misappropriation of public developmental funds.
He further added that Dr Kumar is the first DC to visit Vijaynagar – a remote area
of district, by tracking more than 150 km to access the grievances of the people
of the interior area.
KKSU calls for teachers
ITANAGAR, May 29: Kargu-Kardi Students Union (KKSU) has demanded Mathematics and
Hindi teachers at Govt. Secondary School Darak. It said that school has been running
without teachers since the last academic session. As the state govt. is implementing
a new system of school education, it should first assure the fulfillment of teaching
staffs, the Union said in a release.
Jindal extends help
ITANAGAR, May 29: Jindal Power Ltd at Etalin are providing free transportation to
upto 30 Km journey on road between Anini and Roing to minimise hardships being faced
by the people. Vice President (Hydro) Jindal Power Ltd Harpal Singh said that many
people have resorted to walk the distance between Anini and Roing in absence of road
communication which has been snapped following devastating rain.
Bhuria and Sanjay to attend Dree
ITANAGAR: Union Minister for Tribal Affairs, Kantilal Bhuria and Lok Sabha MP, Takam
Sanjay have consented to be the chief guest and guest of honour at the Central Dree
Festival Celebration at Ziro on July 5 next.
They consented to the invite when Parliamentary Secretary for Labour and Land Management,
Padi Richo met them at New Delhi on May 24 last.
DPVB students secured 100% in AISSE Exam
ITANAGAR: The students of Donyi-Polo Vidya Bhawan, Itanagar once again excelled in
the AISSE Examination by securing 100% pass pecentage in the recently declared Class
X Examination result.
The management, principal and all the teaching faculty of the institution congratulated
all the students for the achievement and wish them a bright future.
Dy speaker, MLA contribute to ACH
ITANAGAR: Deputy Speaker T. Taloh and MLA P. Khimhun have extended their helping
hands in the upbringing of Arunachal Charity Home (ACH), Dibrugarh.
While the Deputy Speaker donated a generator set to ACH, the MLA contributed few
amounts for leveling and cementing of the low-lying areas of the ACH compound.
The management of ACH appreciated both Taloh and Khimhun for their kind contributions.
ITANAGAR,, May 29: Arunachal Artiste Forum (AAF), in its 3rd annual conference held
here on May 27, has unanimously selected Tage Dibo as chairman, Neelam Pope as vice
chairman and Kipa Rabniang as secretary.
ITANAGAR, May 29: Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC), Arunachal Pradesh
unit president has appointed Tabi Marde as president of INTUC’s Upper Subansiri district
unit effective immediately.
ITANAGAR, May 29: The court of Arunachal Pradesh Information Commission will remain
close from June 14-July 14 on account of summer vacation.
ITANAGAR, May 29: Upper Subansiri Galo Students’ Union deeply mourned the sudden
demise of Kipe Yoya, a BA first year student of Dera Natung Govt. College, on May
28. He was son of Late Taki Yoka of Baririjo circle under Upper Subansiri district.
USGSU conveyed its heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal
peace of the departed soul.
Lendo Ao Welfare Association has condoled the death of Ngomjum Ngucho Lendo, popular
priest of Gensi area who passed away on 19th of this month. In this regard association
today observed two-minute silence for the departed soul.