ITANAGAR, Nov 03: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh 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
Forum threatens to intensify stir
ITANAGAR, Nov 3: Expressing resentment over delay in arrest of all the accused involved
in Ralo Rina murder case, Ziro-II Anti-Corruption Youth Forum (ZAYF) urged the law
enforcing authority and Lower Subansiri district administration to arrest the culprits
While condemning the in-action of law enforcing authority even after 24 hours bandh
observed in September last, the Forum further threatened to launch 48 hours bandh
in case of failure of the authorities to arrest the culprits at the earliest. In
a letter addressed to deputy commissioner the Forum further demanded strict monitoring
of ILP system to prevent illegal entry of outsiders into Ziro –II.
ITANAGAR, Nov 3: The Hija Artistes and Literary Forum (HALF), Ziro recently felicitated
Lower Subansiri deputy commissioner Taru Talo for being promoted to the rank of
deputy commissioner. The forum also felicitated Kime Kaming for being inducted into
IPS who is currently posted at New Delhi.
NHPC donates 280 cement bags
ITANAGAR, Nov 3: The NHPC Dibang Multipurpose Project, Roing had extended its helping
hands to the Lower Dibang Valley district administration recently and donated 280
cement bags for restoration of water and power channels which were damaged in flood.
During last three months up to September, the flooded water of Deopani river had
played havoc in Roing and its adjoining area. All the basic facilities includes drinking
water and electricity supply, road link were completely devastated by flood. However,
responding to the clarion call of the district administration to help restore the
flood damages, the NHPC Dibang project came out to boost the morale of the common
during the hours of needs and extended help in possible way.
ITANAGAR, Nov 3: The Borum Panchayat Youth Association today conducted social service
to repair a link road from Helipad ground, Naharlagun to Borum. The member also repaired
wire suspension bridge over river Pachin which connects Borum village with Naharlagun.
Germplasm and soil sample collection
ITANAGAR, Nov 3: A one-day survey and training programme on collection of soil sample
and germplasm was carried out by ICAR and KVK, West Siang Basar team on Nov 1 from
the villages under Gensi Circle of West Siang District. The team comprised of four
members headed by Rita Nongthombam, SMS (Plant Breeding) and Kaushik Bhagawati, Research
Associate (NICRA Research, Project). She has collected different germplasms of rice
and millet from the area. The team also visited the different farmers’ field and
interacted with them. During the interaction Rita Nongthombam stressed on the importance
and needs for conserving their own indigenous germplasms and registering them in
their own local name through NBPGR. The team further collected soil samples from
various locations from both jhum as well as WRC fields for executing the soil moisture
based contingent crop planning under NICRA Research project of ICAR, Basar.
KV-II organizes rally to mark ‘Transparency in Public Procurement Week’
ITANAGAR, Nov 3: Following the direction of Central Vigilance Commission of India,
Kendriya Vidyalaya No.2 Itanagar has organized awareness rally and competitions on
essay and slogan writings to mark the Transparency in Public procurement Week from
Oct 29 to Nov 3.
Today, classes three to five KV -2 students took out a awareness rally with placards
from the school premises to Gohpur Tinali to sensitize the people against existing
corrupt system. The efforts of the Principal Dr. B. Saha and the teacher Samit Seth
of KV No. 2 in organizing the programme were highly appreciated.
111 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
NAMSAI, Nov 3: Giving a big jolt to the illegal timber operations in and around Namsai
areas, the Namsai Forest Division seized a truck loaded with timber worth Rupees
5 lakhs yesterday.
Acting on a tip off, a team of forest officials of Namsai Forest Division led by
Damodhar A.T, ACF, Namsai seized one truck Regn No.NL-02/K-0126 loaded with illegal
sawn timber during routine patrolling conducted on November 2 near Lathao village
on National Highway - 52, informed Namsai Forest Division sources this afternoon.
The team included R. P. Singh, Range Forest Officer, Tengapani, A. Jerang, Range
Forest Officer, Chowkham and two other staff of Tengapani Range. On a mere suspicion
the timber loaded truck has been chased by the forest patrolling team. But somehow,
the driver of the vehicle could manage to escape taking the advantage of darkness.
There is no record found regarding ownership of vehicle, added the sources.
The illegal sawn timber and truck seized with the help of R. C. Deori, Range Forest
Officer, Manabhum Range and took under safe custody. The loaded illegal sawn timber
is approximately measuring 30 Cum worth of about 5 lakh rupees
According to forest sources there, the vehicle is bearing the registration of Nagaland.
The entire operation was carried out successfully under the active supervision and
guidance of young Forest Officer Damodhar A.T, who is 2010 batch Indian Forest Service
cadre and joined recently at Namsai Forest Division. Further investigation is been
continued and any such illegalities will be dealt with irong hand, sources said.
(Reports Maksam Tayeng).
Tuki calls on PM, seeks his intervention in ADB funding projects
NEW DELHI, Nov 03: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today called on Prime Minister Dr Manmohan
Singh here and discussed various developmental issues pertaining to the state, especially
implementation of the PM’s Package that Dr Singh had offered during his last visit
to the frontier state.
Submitting to the Prime Minister the present status of implementation of projects
under the PM’s Package, Tuki informed that the generous package is being implemented
in letter and spirit. He said funds provided under the package are being utilized
judiciously, which is being ensured by the third-party monitoring system adopted
by the state government.
The Chief Minister also requested the Prime Minister’s intervention to facilitate
the scope of externally aided funding of development projects in the state through
organizations such as Asian Development Bank (ADB) and World Bank. He informed that
Arunachal Pradesh has recently submitted certain Infrastructure Development projects
for funding by ADB but due to certain hurdles, the projects are not seeing the light
of day. He appealed for the PM’s personal intervention to clear these hurdles so
that the state can also benefit from international funding agencies like others.
The Chief Minister also urged the Prime Minister to consider reconstruction of the
historic Stilwell Road to foster bilateral trade with South East Asian countries.
He also discussed certain strategic infrastructure projects like the Lumla Tashigaon
Road and the tunnel from Sange to Jang being surveyed by NHPC. He said the road from
Lumla to Tashigaon in Bhutan would touch Rangiya in Assam and thus shorten the distance
between the Tawang region and Assam. Besides, this road would boost up border trade
as well as tourism sector with Bhutan, he explained.
He further briefed the PM about the impending status of these projects and requested
the PM to expedite completion of the same through related Government agencies such
as Ministry of External Affairs, Border Roads Organization and others. He also appealed
to the PM for facilitating the No Objection Certificate for the construction of the
Lumla Airport which would cater to both civilian and defence purposes.
Later in the day, the Chief Minister called upon the newly appointed Union Ministers
of State, Jitin Prasada (HRD) and Ranee Narah (Tribal Affairs) to congratulate them
on their assumption of offices.
Centre urged to provide Rs 15 crore grant-in-aid to invest in bamboo
ITANAGAR, Nov 03: Arunachal Pradesh Bamboo Resources and Development Agency (APBRDA)
has sought one time grant-in-aid of Rs 15 crore from the Centre for regeneration
and restocking of bamboo plantation in the gregarious bamboo flowering affected areas
of Arunachal Pradesh.
Rare gregarious flowering of various species of bamboos, both natural and planted,
in nine districts, namely Kurung Kumey, Lower Subansiri, Upper Subansiri, East Siang,
West Siang, Upper Siang, East Kameng, West Kameng and Papum Pare has led to serious
economic impact on poor rural people due to heavy crop damage by rodents, a memorandum
submitted to Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries
Tariq Anwar in New Delhi today by APBRDA said. The rural people are fully dependent
on bamboo for their shelter and for everyday utilities. But the flowering of bamboo
has not only caused serious ecological imbalance but also great hardship to the rural
communities since bamboo is considered a natural vehicle for development. Both the
chairman and vice chairman of APBRDA Tanyon Tatak and Yora Tagung along with NCP
Arunachal Pradesh president Kahfa Bengia discussed on bamboo flowering and its serious
impact on rural economy and ecology with Union Minister of State for Agriculture
and Food Processing Industries Tariq Anwarin Delhi today.
The bamboo forest in the state is the highest amongst the north eastern states. There
are about 73 species of bamboo found in the state. The bamboo species which are flowering
are Dendrocalamus hamiltonii, Bambusa pallida, Bambusa tulda, Cephalostachyum pergracile,
Dendrocalamus sahnii, Chimnobambusa callosa, Schizostachum arunachalensis, and Schizostachyum
Welly pleads for Central assistance in health sector
ITANAGAR, Nov 03: Minister for Health and Family Welfare Atum Welly urged Centre
for providing more support and technical assistance to the state for improvement
of health infrastructure with special focus on residential quarters and human resource
Attending the two-day meeting of State Health Ministers and senior health officials
in New Delhi Thursday, Welly informed the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister
Ghulam Navi Azad about tardy progress of the civil work of 300 bed Arunachal State
Hospital at Naharlagun. He however, assured the Union Minister for speeding up the
Dwelling on the issue of increase of IMR by 1 percent as compared to SRS 2010, Welly
assured the Union Minister that the Child Health Services will be augmented on priority
so as to meet MDG goal by 2015.
Taking part in a discussion on disease control program, he informed the union minister
about occurrence of Dengue and Malaria incidence in Arunachal Pradesh and requested
him for providing more LLIN, RD Kits and fogging machine and ELISA reader for immediate
diagnosis and management of Dengue and Malaria..
It was informed that the required consignments have been dispatched already to the
state. On reported high incidence of hepatitis B and Enteric fever, he requested
the union minister to provide technical support from GoI level for containing the
Earlier, the union minister in his speech clearly indicated Centre’s commitment to
provide required infrastructure for functionalizing all the health facilities at
sub district level.
Azad mentioned the need to control Japanese Encephalitis and dengue and said a multi-sectoral
intervention program is needed to include Panchayati Raj Institutions and local bodies
for coordinated action. Expressing concern over issues that need attention, he highlighted
the slow pace in creating health infrastructure and irrational deployment of doctors,
which are affecting the functioning of various health units.
Azad also pointed to the large number of vacancies in high focus districts which
have relatively poor health indicators.
"Facilities need to be strengthened for Janani Suraksha Yojana. It is important that
the sanctioned works are executed in a time-bound manner and availability of trained
staff is ensured," he said.
He also asked the states to integrate all modes of patient transport into a proper
network, ensuring that the services reach intended beneficiaries.
For bringing mortality rates under control, he said "we must work very hard to achieve
the goal of infant mortality below 30. We need to strengthen the capacity of both
laboratory testing and treatment facility for MDR TB in each state.(With inputs from
Peaceful atmosphere prerequisite for development: Siram
PASIGHAT, Nov 03: Peaceful atmosphere and positive thinking are pre-requisites to
any development and growth of a place or area, said Education Minister Bosiram Siram.
“With creation of independent circle headquarters at Yagrung, a long-felt dream of
the people of the area has been fulfilled,” Siram said in a message and extended
his gratitude to his cabinet colleagues for their supports in creation of the circle
He said that infrastructure development of the CO headquarters is being taken care
of by the state government under the leadership of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki. Siram
urged the people protect the infrastructure and extend their fullest cooperation
to the administration to ensure smooth and prompt administration in the area.
Meanwhile, soon after taking over charge, today Circle Officer Yagrung, Makbul Siram
held a coordination meeting with the local officers, PRI members and GBs at the Community
Hall of KGBV Yagrung. It was decided that one room in the Yagrung Secondary School
would be provided for setting up the temporary Circle Office to deliver prompt services
Later, the Circle Officer along with Bosing ZPM Namuk Taloh and villagers visited
the flood affected areas to take stock of the post flood situation. He said the heavy
rain caused huge loss of agricultural and horticultural fields besides loss of livestock
and properties. He assured to take up matter on priority with the higher authorities.
Historians blamed for failing to highlight correct history
33rd NEIHA session concludes
RONO HILLS, Nov 03: “We historians are failing in our duty in highlighting the correct
history of sensitive Arunachal Pradesh. We should tell and document the truth notwithstanding
the political perspective,” said North East India History Association (NEIHA) founder
member and vice president Prof J B Bhattacharjee today.
The comment of former Assam University Vice Chancellor Prof J B Bhattacharjee, came
after Dr Nani Bath in his thought provoking paper - Arunachal Pradesh: A Geo-Political
Creation with Strategic Consideration during the concluding day of the three-day
33rd NEIHA annual conference in Rajiv Gandhi University here.
“Arunachal Pradesh is a creation of geo-political and strategic necessities of GoI.
So long as McMohan line remained undefined, any policy towards the state will always
be guided by strategic consideration,” Dr Bath argued.
The event inked a record by witnessing presentation of 99 research papers, including
19, mostly by Arunachalees, of the total 115 papers received from 161 delegates,
reflecting their rising consciousness to delve into the past and relate it to the
Responding to a question NEIHA president Prof Anwar Hussain and general secretary
Dr A K Thakur nodded affirmatively, saying “It is a platform where budding and senior
scholars work together to bring out historical past of the NE region. This non-political
academic body is uniting the people of NE with the mainland.”
Local secretary Prof Tana Showren said that this premier professional organization
has been religiously working towards bringing out the hidden aspects of history to
limelight through its dedicated members.
The conference also created another record by swelling its life members to 1054,
while Prof Tamo Mibang was chosen as president of 34th session scheduled to be held
in Manipur University, Imphal next year.
The papers and their presenters included Oral Tradition: Methods to Adoption (Prof
Tana Showren), Understanding New Dynamics of History (Journalist Pradeep Kumar),
(The Role of Kotoki Among the Nyishi: A Preliminary Study) Prof Tana Showren & Pill
Moni, Revisiting the Inner Line Regulation (Sarah Hilaly), Issues and Challenges
of Globalisation in Arunachal Pradesh: Understanding Through Gender Perspective (Dr
NC Singh), Problem of Modern History of Arunachal Pradesh (Tajen Dabi), Historicity
in Oral Stories: A Scrutiny (Dr Jumyir Basar), Indigenous Beliefs and Practices of
Adi: Change and Continuity (Dr S.N Singh & Mohan Koyu), Oral Tradition of the Adis
as a source of History (Eva Dupak), Aculturalrization of Indigenous Belief System
& the Buddhism Among the Singpho of Arunachal Pradesh: A Overview (Goken Geyi), Origin
of Adis: A Perspective on its Myths & Oral Traditions (Dr S N Singh & Mongal Libang),
The First Anglo-Adis,1848: The Historical Perspective (Dr Tai Nyori), Patang System
of Apatani: Change and Continuity (Tage Mamu), The Religion of the Tani Tribes of
Arunachal Pradesh and Assam (Dr Jogendra Nath), Continuity and Change in the Marriage
System of Lungchang Tangsa Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh (Leki Sitang), Unying: A Traditional
Festival of Adis in Arunachal Pradesh (Nuyu Mize), Political Consciousness in Arunachal
Pradesh: From NEFA to Statehood (Adittee Kumari) and Thagi Raja’s Resistance Against
The Colonial Intervention (Dusu Sambyo).
Miss Arunachal 2012
18 contestants to vie for top honor
ITANAGAR, Nov 03: Altogether 18 beautiful women will be vying with each other for
the top honor in the grand finale of the 9th Miss Arunachal 2012 contest at Indira
Gandhi Park here on November 30.
The beauty pageant with theme “Beauty with Brain” aims is to provide a platform to
young women to show their talents in the field of fashion besides empowering them
and showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the state, said Kipa Kaha, Chairman
of Arunachal Guild for Cultural Integration (AGCI), the organizer of the event.
The contestants were selected in two separate audition rounds held on October 26,
27 and November 3. Five out of 10 contestants have been selected in the second and
final round audition today. Thirteen contestants made it to the final in the first
round. The preliminary round of the contest would be held at Siddhartha Hall here
on November 28.
Main sponsors of the event are, NE Satyam Ispat Ltd, Banderdewa, NHPC, NEEPCO Ltd.,
MM Hyundai, Sonam Hydropower Ltd., NE Agency, Naharlagun, Arunachal Pradesh State
AIDS Control Society, Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers'
Welfare Board, Entrepreneurs Neeraj Sharma, Gora Makik, Mrs. Kri, wife of Parliamentary
Secretary Karikho Kri, Marbom Mai, wife of Dr. Hatubin Mai, OSD to CM, Kaha informed
adding that ‘Asmi Exclusive’, RJ Jewelers, Naharlagun have sponsored diamond lockets
worth Rs.50,000 for the title winner and rings worth Rs.25,000 each for first and
second runners up. It is pertaining to mention here that the title winner would be
awarded with a car along with cash prizes and gift hampers.
Kaha was all praise for Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and MP Takam Sanjoy for extending
all support for the event.
“By extending support to such activities that promote youth development and social
change, the Chief Minister has shown strong commitment to the cause” Kaha said.
He also appreciated Sanjoy for encouraging the AGCI for organizing the mega event
for empowering women, especially the young ones.
Kaha sought cooperation from the civil society and district administration for successful
conduct of the mega event.
Awareness campaign on Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan
ITANAGAR, Nov 03: Awareness campaign on Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA) and training
and handling of field test kits (FTK) at Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Boasimla under Tamen-Raga
block on October 31.
The Assistant Engineer (AE), PHED, Raga highlighted the aim and purpose of the campaign,
told the participants that NBA formerly known as total sanitation campaign (TSC)
aims to cover all panchayats by providing Individual House Hold Latrine (IHHL) for
all household. While informing the that many panchayats leaders under Kamporijo-
I & II were provided with IHHL, he urged all to use the same and bring a habitual
change to achieve the goal of NBA. He also informed that many rural oriented programs
are being initiated by the govt. After achieving the total sanitation, panchayats
will be eligible for Nirmal Gram Puraskar Award (NGP). Thereafter more schemes related
to sanitation like drainage and solid and liquid waste management would be taken
About water testing, he told the gathering that such training is being imparted so
that no water source is left out from being tested.
AE, Ziro while speaking as resource person, told the participants that the components
of NBA are social oriented non- profit programs and should not be misunderstood by
the masses as contractual or profit based programme. He informed the participants
that such training is being imparted to benefit to all general public. He revealed
that earlier, only BPL families were the beneficiaries of IHHL, but now both BPL
and APL families will benefit from the program. He requested the youths, especially
the school children to become torch bearers in this noble program.
Consultant, PHED, Ziro explained the four important components--sanitary latrine,
safe drinking water, hand washing practice and planting tress--of NBA through PowerPoint
presentation with slide show. He explained in details the diseases caused due to
unsafe water and un- hygienic practices and methods to prevent it.
Rakhe Taro, Anchal Chairperson, Kamporijo Block appealed general public to cooperate
with the department for successful implementation of the program.
The Principal, Govt. Hr. Sec. School Boasimla asked the participants and students
to get full benefit from such awareness cum training program.
Golden jubilee celebration of Darak Govt secondary school
ITANAGAR, Nov 3: Government Secondary School, Darak, West Siang District is going
to observe its Golden Jubilee from Nov 14 to 16.
Epicenter of education under the Darak circle, the school, which was established
in 1962, have many alumni including administrators, medical officers, engineers,
officers and public leaders. As the Nation commemorates 50th year of Indo-China war,
the people of Darak Circle and management and alumni of the school are also going
to organize the three-day educational extravaganza.
To commemorate the historical occasion, ‘Pordokoni’ an exhibition on art, handicrafts
and handloom, agriculture and forest produce of Darak Circle will be organized. A
symposium on ‘Education, Morality and Development of Darak in 21st Century’ and
literary, games and sports and cultural competitions with special focus on ethnic
and indigenous activities will be most important parts of the celebration.
Many dignitaries including many social luminaries and alumni of the school will be
attending the celebration.
Recalling his days in the school in early 60s, first teacher of the school Minto
Kato said, ‘In the beginning it ran on self help basis by the villagers. They provided
free ration and accommodation along with a payment of Rupees sixty. Finally the NEFA
government sanctioned the school as primary school and posted Bingum Ete as the first
official teacher,’ Kato added, who was also later appointed as teacher and posted