Tough time for MMC team, vehicle damaged in road accident
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: The team of the Multimedia Campaign on HIV/AIDS had a narrow escape
when one of its vehicles met with an accident, just 6 KMs before reaching Bomdila
on Nov 26.
The MMC vehicle was hit by an army truck and front portion of the vehicle was completely
damaged, sources said. Fortunately no one travelling in the vehicle received any
injury. Later in the evening the damaged vehicle was towed to a garage in Bomdila.
The campaign which was kicked off from Daporijo, Upper Subansiri by Health and Family
Welfare Minister Tanga Byaling on Nov 10 already covered seven districts of the
The MMC team had to face tough time arranging transportation in a small place like
Bomdila due to untoward incident.
DLMC reviews implementation of schemes
ANINI, Nov 27: Dibang Valley District Level Monitoring Committee (DLMC) has reviewed
the implementation of schemes under ACA, SPA, NEC, NLCPR, RIDF, BADP, PM’s package
in a meeting at DC’s office chamber at Anini on Nov 26. All members of the committee,
HoDs, officers and Panchayat members took part in the meeting.
Addressing the meeting, DC Abu Tayeng called for timely completion of every scheme
with quality of work and adhering strictly to technical implications.
Third party monitoring team will be visiting the district shortly to assess work
progress and actual implementation of various schemes in ground level, the DC disclosed.
Further, the DC urged all the Panchayat leaders, GBs and senior persons to cooperate
with implementing agencies to ensure quality work and faster development of the district.
He suggested to be prudent and careful in choosing and proposing the schemes for
the financial year 2010-11. While selecting the schemes, a thorough analysis should
be done to ascertain its feasibility in the area, he added. Earlier, the Deputy
Commissioner paid a whirlwind visit to many project sites to gather first hand
information on the progress of the work and to cross-check material used. EAC cum
District Planning officer, Bamin Nime also speaking on the occasion stressed on inculcation
of good work culture and proactive participation in infrastructure building. DIPRO
NRHM team assess implementation of health schemes in East Kameng
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: State Monitoring and Evaluation Team (SMET) under National Rural
Health Mission have reviewed the implementation of health programmes in East Kameng
district during its three-day extensive tour programme to the district from Nov
The team members headed by Ongtang Thamphang, Deputy Director (IEC) included Arup
Paul, State Finance Manager of State Programme Management Unit (SPMU) under State
Health Society and R. B. Dubey, Consultant-Community Mobilization for Arunachal (NRHM)
from RRC, NEs, MoH and FW, Govt of India.
The team reviewed the performance and implementation of the schemes as per District
Health Action Plan (DHAP) and Govt. of India approval for the year 2010-11. They
have visited Pakoti, Primary Health Centre, Sub-Centres and other peripheral areas
and interacted with different health personnel.
The team also interacted with Dr. T. Gongo, DMO and Dr. Lapung, DRCHO and discussed
measures to accelerate the pace of implementation of NRHM programme in the districts.
During its meeting with DC T Bam, who is also the chairman of District Health Society,
the Monitoring team appraised him about NRHM programme in the district. The team
members also stressed the need of conducting timely meeting of District Health Mission
which is mandatory under NRHM programme, according to an official release.
Seminar on multi-modality approach on cancer
PASIGHAT, Nov 27: The DDHS Dr. Kabang Lego organized a seminar on Cancer update
program for doctors on multi-modality approach to cancer on Nov 25 last at the General
Hospital, Pasighat in collaboration with the Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI),
Guwahati, Assam. The seminar was sponsored by the DoNER.
Addressing the participating doctors, Lego informed that the seminar was basically
a Cancer update program for the learned doctors and briefing on the development of
science and technology he said that the medical science had progressed to tremendous
heights and thus the cure of cancer and other diseases become easier and possible.
Amongst other, DMO Dr. T. Taloh and Medical Supdt. Dr. O. Moyong were also attended
the seminar. DIPRO
Police arrests 3 murderers of late Mannow, 2 accused absconding
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: At last Lohit police has unearthed the mystery behind the murder
of late Wisatha Mannow of Old Mohong with the arrest of three main accused.
The police had recovered the decomposed body of Late Mannow from Nao-Dihing river
in Lekang circle of Lohit district on Nov 11.
Late Mannow was missing since Oct 23 and suspected to be kidnapped by some miscreants.
Accordingly Mahadevpur P S registered a Case No.16/ 10 U/S 363/302/201 IPC and launched
The Police team consisting Inspector T. Zirdo, SI Lod Tari and ASI Ajay Kumar identified
all accused involved in the murder of the deceased.
Out of five accused, main accused, namely, Shivaji Urang, Sanjay Urang and Bipen
Majhi have been arrested and now under police custody, informed police sources.
The other two accused are absconding. However efforts are on to nab the culprits,
Interrogation revealed that Shivaji Urang and his brother Sanjay Urang had a altercation
with the deceased over question of payment of hire-charge of vehicle of one Papu
Dey, a friend of the deceased amounting to Rs.2500. Since the payment of the hire-charge
was not done in time by the accused Sanjay Urang, deceased Chow Wisatha Mannow had
taken away the mobile set of Sanjay Urang and told that the mobile will be returned
back only after clearance of dues, police sources informed.
However during altercation Chow Nikion Manwai took the mobile set from Wisatha Mannow
and threw it on the ground and damaged the mobile set. After two days of the incident
Sanjay Urang paid the hire charge amount to Papu Dey, truck owner and demanded a
new mobile set. This incident is stated to have happened in the month of February
last. It is also stated that the deceased and his friend refused to replace new mobile
set and this has greatly enraged the Urang family. Police sources said that personal
enmity was the main cause of the crime.
Taking advantage of the tension prevailing due to agitation over PRC issue on October
23 the accused Shivaji Urang, Sanjay Urang and Bipen Majhi took Chow Wisatha Mannow
from the house of Binod Urang who was taking liquor and beaten him to death near
Namghar at Manpengliang village. There after the dead body was carried to the bank
of Nao Dihing river with the help of other accomplice and threw it to the river,
police further informed.
Step taken to deliver goods
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has taken special care to deliver
goods as far as possible to people of Anini, said an official release.
Reacting to the AAPSU statement citing numerous problems being faced by the Anini
people, the release further clarified that despite difficult Helicopter service due
to inclement weather, essential commodities like grains, life savings drugs were
delivered in Anini.
Regarding communication problems caused by the heavy rain, it was clarified that
MP Ninong Ering had apprised the Union Road and Transport Minister Kamal Nath about
the situation and also met BRO DG thrice. All possible efforts are being made by
the BRO for maintenance of road, which is the lifeline of Anini.
Sanjoy calls for all out efforts to promote sports sector in state
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: Arunachal Olympic Association (AOA), after consultation with the
State Government, will approach the Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports M
S Gill for special financial package for development of Sports sector in Arunachal
Pradesh. It was decided in a meeting of all heads of state level sports associations
held here this afternoon.
The meeting gave top priority for expansion, renovation and modernization of the
congested Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun for which the AOA would approach the State
Government for the necessary action.
Speaking in the meeting, newly appointed president of Arunachal Pradesh Football
Association and Member of Parliament Takam Sanjoy suggested the Arunachal Olympic
Association (AOA) for holding a joint meeting with the State Government involving
the Chief Minister, Chief Secretary, Planning Secretary, district sports officers
and other high ranking officers to discuss various sports related issues, including
immediate formulation of the long-pending sports policy, fund allotment, infrastructure
development, creation of posts in Sports and Youth Affairs department, proper implementation
of the 5 per cent job reservation for meritorious sports persons in various state
govt. departments etc.
Sanjoy, however, suggested that the demand for the construction of the multi-purpose
indoor stadium may be put into rest for time being as it involves huge money.
He also stressed the need for reorganization/re-constitution of various district
level sports bodies and associations to make them more efficient.
Regretting over lack of coaches in almost all sports disciplines, excepting football,
badminton and karate, the MP suggested AOA for appointment of coaches on contract
basis. He advised heads of various sports associations to place their demands and
requirements before AOA well in advance so that it could arrange/manage for them
Sanjoy, who vowed to work for development of games and sports in Arunachal Pradesh
and was determined to put all things related to sports in place, called upon heads
of various sports associations, sports lovers and authority to join hand together
and make concerted efforts for beginning a new era in state’s sports, which over
the years, was in stagnant due to negligence and lack of enthusiasm by the authority.
AOA president Padi Richo gave more emphasis on corpus fund and pointed out few sources
from where it could raise fund.
According to AOA treasurer Likha Tara, the apex sports body in the state was running
with zero bank balance.
Richo said that the AOA was facing tough time in the last couple of years due to
acute shortage of funds which impacted on overall development of sports sector.
AOA general secretary G Doke described the various problems being faced by the association
in carrying out various activities due to acute shortage of fund. He said that despite
fund constraint, players have been participating in various competitions and bringing
laurels to the state.
Arunachal Karate Association president Likha Tara expressed his strong resentment
over non-implementation of 5% job reservation for sportspersons in various Govt departments
and appealed to the MP to take up the matter and direct the departments concerned
to implement the same in letter and spirit.
Meanwhile, citing example of the selection procedure of Army in recruiting sportspersons,
Arunachal Weightlifting Association general Secretary Daniel Teli informed that state’s
Youth Commonwealth Games silver medalist Yukar Sibi was appointed as Havildar in
Army without taking any interview.
Teli further informed that when asked as to why Sibi was not taken interview, the
recruiting Army officials quipped: "Sibi is a national hero and taking interview
of such a hero will bring disrepute to Sibi himself and the nation as a whole." Teli
urged state Govt department to follow this example while recruiting sportspersons
in their respective departments.
Arunachal Taekwondo Association president Kipa Kaha suggested AOA for constituting
a fund-raising sub committee. He urged all to be practical in their works to materialize
AWA president Techi Abraham, Wushu Association president Toko Teki also spoke among
Students urged to maintain discipline
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: Parliamentary Secretary, Food and Civil Supply Lokam Tassar advised
the students to be disciplined and listen to teachers.
Addressing the students community in the inaugural function of the 28th School Week
celebration of Govt Hr. Sec. School, Itanagar today as chief guest, Tassar advised
the students not to take the path of agitation and bandh calls, especially for any
problem rather come to the negotiation table with the Government for amicable solution.
He dealt in length about the importance of school managing committee, the need to
improve the water supply and sanitation facilities within the school compound. He
impressed upon the students about the focal consequence of drug abuse and increasing
number of HIV positive cases among the school-going children.
Responding to the 1-point memorandum for construction of school auditorium, the MLA
promised to take up the matter in the next financial year. Guest of honour cum AAPSU
president Takam Tatung urged the Govt to improve the road condition, water supply
and proposed for mini stadium in the school and improvement of the school building.
He also demanded establishment of juvenile home and jail for women in the state.
Tatung announced cash award of Rs. 5000 and Rs. 3000 to the CBSE toppers of class
XII and X of the schools from next academic session.
In the four-day celebration, the students of the schools have been divided into four
houses, namely Gandhi House, Nehru House, Netaji House and Bhagat Singh House. Various
games and sports, literary and cultural competitions would be organized during the
Workshop on SQC and ORIS conducted
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: The four-day national workshop on Statistical Quality Control (SQC)
and Operation Research in Industry and Service sector using SPSS software came to
an end at Dera Natung Govt College yesterday. Altogether 35 academicians and research
scholars in multi-discipline from different parts of Arunachal, Assam, Bhutan and
North Bengal gained knowledge from the workshop conducted by resource persons Dr
Prasun Das, Abhijeet Gupta and Sanjit Ray from Indian Statistical Institute Bangalore
The workshop highlighted on the Quality control and its measures, SQC tools for problem
solving, control vs improvement with a focus on principles of statistical thinking
where disciplined, data-based, action oriented statistical methods could be adopted
in order to improve customer satisfaction. The participants were also given hands
on experience on the SPSS software and excel date handling.
DNGC Principal T Tamuk and Associate Prof Dr P C Dutta (Statistics) attended the
valedictory function as chief guest and guest of honour.
Earlier, on Nov 23, the workshop was inaugurated by Prof Amitabh Mitra, department
of economics, RGU and Dr V N Sharma, SLO, DHTE, as chief guest and guest of honour.
The DNGC organized the workshop in collaboration with the Indian Statistical Institute,
ACWA conference ends
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: The 4th Apatani Catholic Women Association (ACWA) conference was
organized on the theme “Towards an empowerment of Apatani Catholic women” at St.
Mary’s Church Itanagar from Nov 25 to 27. Delegates from Ziro, Naharlagun, Itanagar
and other districts of the state took part in the conference. The 3-day conference
also discussed overall development of Apatani Catholic Women.
Itanagar Bishop Rev John Thomas in his inaugural address of the conference on Nov
25 said “Women are soul mates of men and giver of love and life to the family and
to the society”. He also stressed the point that families are the domestic church
in which father and mother are spiritual guides as well as role model for the children.
“God does not want dissolution of marriage as it is a sacrament” he said. “Love and
affection should always be within the family”.
Bishop also highly appreciated Apatani Catholic women for organizing such an important
Guest of Honour Father A.D. Jose, SDB Parish Priest Itanagar also spoke towards unity
amongst the ACWA and highlighted on empowerment of women.
Special invitees Iawphiniaw Mildred, Rtd. Director General Postal Service North East,
Kime Mamung, President ACWA and Tanyang Yami, Secretary ACWA also spoke on the occasion.
Volleyball tourney cum cultural meet begins
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: The 3rd Phassang Tafar Memorial Volleyball Tournament cum cultural
competition 2010 began at Banderdewa Nyokum Ground today.
Banderdewa DFO Taso Sira and Tako Tariam (former Mandal president, Karsingsa VDC
chairman) participated the inaugural function of the week-long programme as chief
guest and guest of honour respectively.
The week-long event is being organized by Banderdewa Karsingsa Youth Welfare Association
(BKYWA). Altogether 10 volleyball teams and eight cultural teams are participating
in the mega programme. Large number of people participated in the inaugural function.
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: The XII Annual School Week of Government Secondary School, RGU
Campus started today.
Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest, Papum Pare District DDSE TT Tara appreciating
the school headmaster, staff and School Managing Committee urged them to continue
their dedication for over all development of the school.
He further briefing about the importance of education advised the school children
to be discipline and avoid any kind of bad habits including chewing tobacco and it’s
He also suggested the parents and guardian not to provide any mobile phone set to
the children while they are in school.
Guest of Honour Anchal Chairperson Doimukh Nabam Vijay appreciated the school authority
and management and also advised the student.
School Management Committee, Chairman Dr Rachob Taba and Secretary Ningee Taniang
briefed the history and present problems of the institution.
During the celebration, participants from Sadhna, Pragati, Ekta and Shanti houses
will compete in various cultural literary and games and sports events.
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: Ramle Banggo Welfare Society appreciated state government for granting
Rs 10 lakhs as an emergency relief to the Nari fire victims and also appreciated
Nationalist Congress Party state unit Vice President Karto Kaye for extending humanitarian
help to the fire victims of Nari market.
The society further appreciated Home Minister Tako Dabi for implementation of various
developmental projects and schemes in 36th Nari-Koyu constituency and properly handling
the interstate affairs, militancy and law and order situation in the state.
Gang of looters busted, 3 arrested
PASIGHAT, Nov 27: Pasighat police have busted a gang of snatchers/looters on Nov
Acting on a tip off that a gang of looters has been active in nearby areas of DEM
HS School area for many days, a team of Pasighat police station, headed by the OC
T.K. Saikia raided the area and arrested three boys and recovered few snatched items
and looted money.
The miscreants have been identified as Dulem Taki, Geto Pakam and Nabit Lomtung,
informed SP East Siang Aloke Kumar .
He further informed that Lomtung and Pakam were not new to police, as per records
they had committed crimes earlier too.DIPRO.
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has formally notified
its newly constituted APCC team with their portfolios, which has been approved by
the AICC. The APCC headed by Nabam Tuki as its president included six vice presidents,
three spokespersons, 11 general secretaries, 14 secretaries and one treasurer.
‘Pasighat Live’ launched
Itanagar: Pasighat Live, a Multilanguage Television channel was launched on Nov
24 last with Ipak Diyum and Ipy Jamoh as it Chairman and Managing Director.
The Deputy Commissioner Onit Panyang who inaugurated the first local TV channel congratulated
for the new initiative and exhorted the media fraternity to be fair in reporting.
He further emphasized on the need to provide wider coverage on district issues.
The channel would broadcast various entertaining and developmental programs besides
Adi, Galo, Bengali, Assamese, Nepali, Malayalam news apart from Hindi and English
Itanagar: The Tagin community residing in East Siang district will celebrate the
Si-Donyi festival on January 6th at the Solung ground, Pasighat.
Education Minister Bosiram Siram and Deputy Commissioner Onit Panyang would grace
the occasion as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively.
Kharsang coal mine supervisor kidnapped
Police & army on high alert
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: In yet another incident highlighting the deteriorating law and
order situation of Arunachal, Sanjay Kumar a supervisor of APMDPCL coal mine, Kharsang
was kidnapped on 24th November at around 7 pm. According to the report around four
unknown miscreants of whom two were armed with small firearms kidnapped Sanjay Kumar
when he was traveling towards mine site in a Scorpio vehicle.
The four miscreants reportedly stopped the vehicle, asked the driver to move out
and then one of the kidnappers started driving the vehicle towards Namchik. But vehicle
broke down at Balithan Tinali and the kidnappers took Sanjay towards jungle on foot
leaving the driver alone. However it has been reported that company authorities informed
police about the incident next morning only at around 10 am.
A case No 31/10, U/S 447/365/121/34 IPC R/W 25/13 (A) Arms Act has been registered
at Kharsang Police Station and police swung into action.
Meanwhile, state Home Minister Tako Dabi held discussion on the kidnapping incident
in a high level meeting with DGP, IGP, DIGPs today. Subsequently, Assam Police, Army
and paramilitary forces in various location in Assam have been alerted, sources informed.
Sources further said that SP Changlang, Maio SDPO along with forces are camping at
Kharsang coal mine to search the possible hide out of kidnappers and Assam Rifles,
CRPF and IRBn jawans are also conducting search operation at suspected places.
Talking to this daily, Kharsang PS, officer in chare C. Lungri, said, “State police,
IRBn, Assam Rifle and army are closely co-coordinating to track the kidnappers. We
are hopeful of solving this case sooner.”
Basically from Chapra district of Bihar, Sanjay Kumar’s kidnapping has caused much
embarrassment to government of Arunachal, particularly home ministry. Before this
an IFS officer was kidnapped from Bhalukpong allegedly by Assam based underground
organization. However, the IFS officer was released later.