ITANAGAR, Nov 22: 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
Assembly committee to conduct district tour
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: The Committee on Government Assurance of Fifth Legislative Assembly
of Arunachal Pradesh will be undertaking an official tour to the district of Tawang,
West Kameng and East Kameng from Nov 25 to 30.
Spot verification of Pacha Hydel project at Seppa and meeting with concern department
is also being scheduled during their tour programme under the chairmanship of Tamiyo
Taga, MLA along with five members and MLAs Alo Libang, Tapuk Taku, Ralom Borang,
Er Markio Tado and Kariya Bagang and accompanied by three officers and officials
of Legislative Assembly, according to official release.
Mass prayer for Moge Doji
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: Central Nyedar Namlo (CNN) and its Doimukh unit prayed for early
recovery of Moge Doji.
The mass prayer led by Namlo Priest Nabam Sangkam prayed to Aane Donyi at Doimukh
Nyedar Namlo on November 18 for speedy recovery of the singing icon of Arunachal
Pradesh, who is currently undergoing treatment in Dibrugarh, Assam.
Nabam Atum, chief advisor of IFCSAP cum vice president of North East Janjati Faith
and Cultural Protection Forum, RT Tara, Chairman, CNN and around 100 believers of
Aane Donyi joined the mass prayer, informed Taba Takam, Secretary Doimukh Nyedar
ACCI demands for deployment of forces in market areas
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: The Arunachal Pradesh Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI)
in a memorandum to the Parliamentary Secretary, Home, demanded for immediate deployment
of paramilitary and police forces at the strategic market areas and create congenial
atmosphere to open the shops with immediate effect.
Traders of Itanagar are known as highest revenue paying trading community which
needs to be protected in all aspects including their life and property, the ACCI
Apprising the Govt of total law and order failure at the state Capital which leads
to the looting, extortion with physical threats to trading community, the ACCI said,
the poor traders having no option left with them had to remain only mute spectators,
while their shops are being looted by some unknown miscreants in the name of AAPSU.
Despite repeated complaints and pleas for police protection and to contain law and
order, the local administration miserably has failed to provide any protection, the
ACCI said adding that looting and extortion process went on continuously and the
traders having no alternative option to defend themselves had to close their shop
to save their life and property.
ABYCC, president Yachuli provides relief to the fire victims
ZIRO, Nov 22: Yachuli Block Assembly Youth Congress president Toko Budh, Yachuli
ZPM Toko Puna and CO, Yachuli Neelam Teji distributed 10 bags rice and other household
items to the victims of a devastating fire that occurred on November 11 at Yachuli.
The fire completely gutted the houses belonged to Dodiam Hormin and Tech Tania and
also the granaries attached to the houses. The AYCC president Budh appealed to the
Govt to provide relief to the victims. DIPRO
TKSC felicitates achievers
ITNAGAR, Nov 22: Tai Khampti Singphow Council (TKSC) has felicitated few persons
in recognition to their services extended towards the state and the society in various
fields, and awarded cash and citation to seven persons, including one posthumously
on November 18 last.
Lt. Nang Choi Khalena Namchoom, former Director of School Education was honored
with a Buddha image and presented citation for her contribution to the state in the
field of education posthumously. Chow Noi Pantu Mancheykhun, the GB Innao Khampti
was honored with a Buddha image and citation for his contribution towards the society
in the field of literature. Nang Choi Shikawati Namchoom, former President, Women
Welfare Society Namsai, Nang Choi Kenchini Khamhoo, General Secretary, Mohila Mondol
Chongkham, Indrajeet Dey, Namsai, Chow Noi Brahmadutt Namchoom, and Chow Noi Silawa
Mannow, General Secretary, Chongkham Youth Association were felicitated with with
cash awards and citation for their bold and sincere services extended to the Council
in the various campaigns launched by them against drugs and opium peddlers and trafficking
in Lohit district and Namsai sub-division.
Week long village sports and cultural competition concludes
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: The week-long village Sports and Cultural competition of Bam village
concluded at Govt. Sec. School Bam playground yesterday.
The participants were divided into five houses where Lechi house emerged overall
champion. Bumchi and Leda Houses emerged champions in literary and cultural competitions.
Addressing a mammoth gathering on the valedictory function, Markar Bam, Superintendent
Engineer PWD Basar urged the entire village member to be disciplined and maintain
Taking the example of Tabom Bam, IAS, he further appealed all the students to concentrate
much on study and follow the path of elders of the village, who are holding good
position in the society.
The concluding day function was attended by almost all the head of the department
of Basar sub division, including the Commandant of 20th ITBP Basar.
Earlier, on November Parliamentary Secretary Gojen Gadi inaugurated the week-long
program and assured a package of Rs 30 lakh from SPA for the development of the playground.
He further assured to pursue the government for building of a mini stadium.
SHG awareness training
YINGKIONG, Nov 22: A Self Help Group Awarness Training sponsored by NABARD and organized
by Aarro Society Yingkiong was held at DC’s conference hall here today.
Around 200 representatives from various SHGs attended the training programme.
Addressing the trainees and development officers, Deputy Commissioner Liyon Borang,
said that training in any discipline irrespective of ranks, senior and junior is
necessary to learn and gain experiences to promote oneself in any development activities
and business transactions.
NABARD representative Devajit Biswas delivered the keynote address.
Resource persons of the training were drawn from various govt development line departments,
Branch Manager, SBI Yingkiong. DIPRO
Kurung Kumey CoSAAP unit withdraws demands
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: The Confederation of the Service Association of Arunachal Pradesh
(CoSAAP), Kurung Kumey district unit has withdrawn its three-point demands following
arrest of two persons involved in attack on CO Gyamar Amte. Earlier, the CoSAAP unit
demanded arrest of the attackers on CO within three days and threatened to launch
a series of agitation in case of failure of the law enforcing authority to arrest
The CoSAAP unit said that two accused, namely, Lokam Teki and Sangkung Tapuk were
arrested in connection with the CO attack case and a case No 25/12 U/S 325/34 IPC
has been registered at Sangram Police station.
The Kurung Kumey district CoSAAP unit appreciated the DC Rajeev Takuk and SP Hage
Laling for their prompt action and appealed them to arrest all the culprits involved
in the case and also appealed all its members to resume their duty.
Training on Rabi crops and animal husbandry
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: Agricultural Technology Management Agency, Lohit Dist., FTC Kherem
in presence of scientist of KVK Lohit has conducted one day training on rabi crops
and Animal Husbandry in Nangtaw Shyam village on Nov 9. A total of 164 farmers of
four villages of Nangtaw area were present in the training including the ASM of the
M. Chowlu, DTO FTC Kherem cum PD ATMA in his inaugural speech talked about the importance
of the programme. Debasish Borah, SMS (Agronomy), KVK Lohit thoroughly discussed
about the cultivation of mustard crop, concept of INM, its importance for increasing
production and of mustard.
D. Barman, PTO FTC Kherem and D. Biswas, SDAO, Namsai discussed about potato cultivation
and common problems of different crops respectively.
Dr. K. Sharma, Sr. Vety. Officer in his speech explained about the scientific methods
of rearing Pig and poultry. He inspired the farmers to take animal husbandry as a
part of their livelihood in a scientific manner.
The farmers actively participated in the training and said that they will practice
the system from the ongoing rabi season.
CCPDA agrees to open petrol pumps on certain conditions
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: The CCPDA in accordance with the notice issued by the DM office,
has agreed to keep the petrol pumps open, provided that adequate security personnel
be provided in each pumps as already requested by the CCPDA. As the concerned law
enforcing authorities are fully aware of the explosive nature of products stored
in all the petrol pumps, the CCPDA once again reminds them the gravity of the situation,
and if any untoward accident occurs, then the District Administration will be solely
held responsible for the incident(s).
The CCPDA while fully entrusting its security on the District Administration during
the ongoing AAPSU election processes at Itanagar Capital Complex do also warns that,
if the administration is unable to prevent any law & order problem in the petrol
pumps, then all petrol depots under the CCPDA will close down its shutter to prevent
itself from being harmed in any way.
The DC has currently arranged security personnel in all the petrol pumps, but for
a limited period of time, hence the CCPDA has also decided to restrict the business
hours from 6am to 6pm in the evening till the AAPSU election process is over.
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: A delegation of Ziro –II Anti-Corruption Youth Forum (ZAYF) called
on the Director General of Police at Itanagar on Nov 21 last and requested him for
immediate arrest of the culprits involved in Ralo Rine murder case.
After patience hearing, the DGP reportedly assured the delegation to arrest the
culprits. While expressing full faith in judiciary, the Forum hoped that the culprits
will be brought to book immediately under the initiative of the DGP.
Counseling programme held
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: Leporiang People Welfare Committee Capital Complex had conducted
one-day counseling programme for teachers and students at government secondary school
Leporiang on November 17 last.
LPWCCC chairman Tadar Nikam, General Secretary Nabam Khoda, Assistant Professor RGU
Nabam Naka and other senior members were the resource persons of the programme.
Besides teaching staff and students, the ASM, school development committee members
and public also attended the programme.
National Pharmacy Week
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: The Arunachal Pradesh Pharmacy Council in collaboration with the
Arunachal Registered Pharmacist Association is going to celebrate National Pharmacy
Week with the theme “Pharmacist in Public Health” at Vivekananda Hall here on November
Health and Family Welfare Parliamentary Secretary Nido Pavitra, H&FW special secretary
Dr Shalini Verma and DHS Dr Kartik Nishing are scheduled to attend the programme.
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: To promote cricket in the state and for the upcoming BCCI Associate
& Affiliated Members Tournament 2012-13, Arunachal Cricket Association (ACA) is going
to conduct coaching cum selection trail for Under-14, Under-19, Under-22 and junior
and senior women from November 26.
Trained coaches from BCCI and National Cricket Academy, Bangalore will conduct the
coaching camp, according to ACA release.
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: The Itanagar Catholic Church will take out its annual Eucharist
procession from Dying Ering Colony to Nyokum Lapang here on November 25 next. Prior
to the procession, Itanagar Bishop John Thomas will preside over the Eucharistic
mass. Hundreds of believers are expected to participate in the procession.
130 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Tongam Rina gets Laadli Media Award
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: The Associate Editor of this daily, Tongam Rina was honoured with
the Laadli Media Award 2011-12 for Gender Sensitivity, Eastern Region this evening
at a glittering function in Kolkata.
The award is instituted by the Population First, an NGO working on population and
health issues supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). She received
the honour under the Special Awards Category in which acclaimed Film maker Aparna
Sen was one among the four winners.
The citation said that Tongam is today recognized as one of the dependable voices
of political and development analysis, largely through her popular column Ring Side
View. She has written on issues as wide ranging from the issues of gender, politics
of hydropower, to the dilemmas of environment and development, to the complex web
of the Public Distribution System, deep tribal fault line tearing her state apart
and even to rainwater logged city streets.
The award comes at a time when people of the state are left wondering about the investigation
process after Tongam was critically injured by a gunman who shot her on July 15 just
outside the office of The Arunachal Times. Despite assurances from the state government,
even after passage of four months, there has been no headway in the investigation.
However an undeterred Tongam said that despite slow and questionable investigation,
she would continue to write. In her message, she said that the award has inspired
her to work with more dedication for the cause of the people of her state.
She thanked the Arunachal Times family for giving her the space to voice her opinion
and the Arunachal Press Club and Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists
for standing up for her cause.
Meanwhile, the other winners from the North East were Partha Prawal Goswami of Eclectic
Times, a Guwahati based magazine for his feature on witchcrafts in Assam and the
need to prevent victimisation of women and All India Radio, Guwahati for tracing
the gender sensitivity in Contemporary Assamese Literature.
PR deptt issues clarification on Panchayat polls 2013 and delimitation
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: With barely 6 months left for the present tenure of the Panchayats
in the State to complete its 5 years tenure, speculations are rife as to when the
next Panchayat Election will be held in the State and if the delimitation of the
existing Panchayat Constituencies will be carried out.
The Department of Panchayati Raj, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh has come out with clarifications
quoting the Constitution provision relating to the Panchayat Election. As per Article
243 E (1), ‘Every Panchayat, unless sooner dissolved under any law for the time being
inforce, shall continue for five years from the date appointed for its meeting and
no longer’. The same Article under clause (3) states thus ‘An election to constitute
a Panchayat shall be completed- (a) before the expiry of its duration specified in
The implications of the above Constitutional provision is that the duration of the
Panchayat is fixed as 5 years and cannot be extended under any clause. Further, the
Election has to be conducted before the expiry of the 5 years duration. If for any
circumstances, the Election is not conducted, the tenure of the Panchayats in the
State will automatically lapse during May 2013.
The above Article inserted in the Constitution of India by the Constitution (73rd
Amendment) Act, 1992 is to be complied in letter and spirit. In some states, the
State Govts. failed to conduct the Election for certain reasons. The State Govt.
decisions were challenged in the High Courts and the Supreme Court. In their rulings,
the Courts have quashed the decisions of the State Govt. and directed the States
to conduct the Election as per provision of the Constitution.
In WP (Civil) No.719 of 1995, the Supreme Court in its judgment dated 12th August
1997, observed “...It is necessary to emphasise that various clauses of Art. 243
are to be followed in letter and spirit. The concerned states cannot be permitted
to withhold Election of Panchayats except in case of genuine supervening difficulties,
e.g, unforeseen natural calamities in the state like flood, earthquake etc., or urgent
situation prevailing in the state for which Election of the Panchayat cannot be held
in time. It will be unfortunate if the concerned states remain insensitive to the
Constitutional mandate of holding Election of Panchayats in time.” Another issue
where clarifications are being sought is the issue of ‘Delimitation’ of Panchayat
In this regard, the Department of PR has clarified that as per Govt. decision,
the Delimitation process will be henceforth, carried out by the State Election Commission
(SEC) Itanagar. However, for carrying out the delimitation, ‘The Arunachal Pradesh
Panchayat Raj Act, 1997’ and ‘The AP Panchayati Raj (Delimitation of Constituencies
and Reservation of seats for women) Rules, 2002’ are required to be amended first.
The process of Amendment of the said Act and the Rules are at present under progress.
Further, the Delimitation process is to be carried out as per the latest Population
Census Report. However, the Census Report 2011 has still not being published by the
Directorate of Census Operation, Arunachal Pradesh, Shillong.
The Amendment process and the publication of Census Report of 2011 may take time.
Therefore, the Department of PR or the State Election Commission may not be in position
to carry out the Delimitation of the Panchayat constituencies before the next Panchayat
Election. The next PR Election, scheduled to be held during April-May 2013, is likely
to be held on the basis of existing Anchal Samiti, Gram Panchayat and Gram Panchayat
Segments, said PR director Bidol Tayeng in his clarification.
RBI team visits Tarajuli and Gumto
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: A high level team from Rubber Board of India accompanied by Parliamentary
Secretary (Trade & Commerce) Phosum Khimhun and Director of Trade and Commerce Tokong
Pertin made a spot visit of Tarajuli and Gumto areas in Papum Pare district to assess
the potentiality and status of rubber cultivation in Arunachal Pradesh.
While interacting with the rubber farmers, the Rubber Production Commissioner Dr.
J Thomas, appreciated the enthusiasm shown by them, especially the commitment of
the State Government for encouraging the farmers to take up environmental friendly
initiatives such as rubber cultivation.
The Rubber Production Commissioner requested the State Government to send 20 officers
of the State Government to undergo training under Rubber Board of India. He assured
to extend every possible guidance and technical know-how from their Board.
While sharing his experiences on cultivation of rubber, Dr. Thomas highlighted the
scientific and systematic cultivation of rubber and invited the officers of the State
Government and rubber farmers of Arunachal Pradesh to Kerela for gaining their first
hand personal experience about the management and production procedures on the baseline
of rubber cultivation.
He suggested the farmers to obtain advice from the Rubber Board of India to ensure
supply of quality rubber planting materials.
Khimhun conveyed to the team of Rubber Board that Arunachal Pradesh has a vast area
of land which can be used for rubber cultivation. He requested the Rubber Board of
India to extend technical guidance and inputs to the farmers of the state on rubber
PC Goswami, Development Officer, Rubber Board Zonal Office, Guwahati, demonstrated
on spot contouring, budding and cutting of rubber plant and its management to the
farmers. Other visiting team members included P Ramachandran, Joint Rubber Production
Commissioner, S Modi, Deputy Director, Trade & Commerce, Nabam Aka, Chairperson,
Papum Pare Zilla Parishad and Taba Taram, Arunachal Pradesh Rubber Growers’ Association.
Yesterday, the RBI team attended a meeting with Phosum Khimhun, Parliamentary Secretary,
Trade & Commerce, Trade and Commerce Director Tokong Pertin and Trade and Commerce
deputy director S Modi.
Khimhun expressed that the state has a lot of potentials and scope for Rubber cultivation
due to its favourable climate and soil conditions. He further exerted that the rubber
cultivation is an impressionable way that can solve unemployment problem to a certain
extent in Arunachal.
There is saturation in Govt jobs and other contract works and the way to solve unemployment
lies with self-employment and so the State Government is targeting the educated unemployed
youths and progressive farmers of the state to undertake rubber cultivation by imparting
technical know-how in which the Rubber Board of India will have to play a crucial
He also requested for early consideration for the proposal of establishment of Regional
Office of Rubber Board in the State and required assistance for implementation of
rubber schemes and for conducting awareness programmes in all the rubber growing
areas in the State in collaboration with the State Government and also for enhancement
of grant-in-aid for rubber farmers as rubber is not a traditional commercial crop
of the state.
Dr. J. Thomas, appreciated the initiatives of the State Government and assured of
every possible help from the Rubber Board of India. He further added that the Rubber
Board of India in the 12th Five Year Plan has outlined & submitted an ambitious action
programme for rubber development in India giving more emphasis to non-traditional
rubber growing areas of the country to bring them in the rubber map of India.
While sharing success stories of rubber farmers of Kerela and Tripura, he suggested
for formation of Self-Help Groups and women empowerment societies since, as per his
experience, women based groups has been more successful in rubber cultivation and
production specially because women easily adapts to rubber budding technology in
comparison to male-counterparts. He also assured that in addition to the existing
Field office at Ruksin, the Rubber Board of India is planning to open two more Field
Offices in the State.
Tokong Pertin, while participating in the discussion, stated that rubber cultivation
is not only a lucrative cash crop, but also maintain greenery and ecological balance.
He further informed that the white gold has a world-wide demand and can be marketed
any time, as and when the rate of raw rubber is high in the market. The Department
in association with the Department of Agriculture as ‘Team Arunachal’ is committed
to turning Arunachal Pradesh as one of the rubber hub of North East Region as by
virtue, the people of this state are agriculturists and with technical guidance /
expert input given by the Rubber Board, the activities can be effective. The initial
stages up to four years multi-cropping can be practiced to supplement the income
of rubber planters. Now, the people of the state are shifting to non-traditional
rubber cultivation, Pertin said and requested the Rubber Board of India to extend
all possible help and assistance including imparting training to the Officers from
the Agriculture Department, technical guidance and financial support to the rubber
farmers of Arunachal Pradesh.
State Level Photography Competition results declared
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: The result of the ‘State Level Photography Competition’ on the
theme “Arunachal Tourism” organized by Arunachal Press Club as part of the 30th years
of APC Celebration, which kicked off with the National Press Day celebration on November
16 last, has been declared here yesterday.
The first prize was bagged by Pretty Elapra, a student of Indira Gandhi Govt. College,
Tezu. Her photography with the perfect blend of an Idu Mishmi man and a snow clad
mountain somewhere in Dibang Valley district in the background won the heart of the
three judges, noted Film Maker Moji Riba, Photographic Officer from DIPR Kishor Kumar
Chakbraborty and Transmission Executive All India Radio, Itanagar Gopal Rai.
Second prize went to Tasso Kago with his beautiful portrayal of the scenic beauty
of picturesque Mechuka valley in West Siang district while Tagong Ketan won the third
prize with his photography of the scenic beauty of Anjaw district. The prizes for
the competition will be given away during a function to be held in the first week
of December at Itanagar.
The three judges had a difficult time choosing the winners from around 62 amazing
photographs out of 23 entries that had come from all across the state and few from
outside the state.
Meanwhile, as decided ten (10) best photographs among the entries were chosen for
consolation prize and three for special mention. However, entries selected for special
mention will not receive any prize. (Name of the consolation prize winners were:
Marak Pertin, Habung Adii, Bijay Nalo, Tadu Omo, Techi D Tara, Jomi Sora, Luvjoy
Choker, Mojum Riba, Tokong Pertin and Kury Kenning). Special mention: Tasso Kago,
Tadu Omo and Kury Kenning.
DCs hold meet on inter-state issues, stresses on peace along boundary areas
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: With a view to maintain peace and tranquillity along the border
areas, Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu had a one-to-one meeting with North
Lakhimpur Deputy Commissioner Dr.Anwaruddin Chudhury recently.
Ligu apprised his North Lakhimpur counterpart about his recent visits of border villages
of Bogoli, Dengka, Buka, Belo and Lora with Doimukh MLA Nabam Rebia. He narrated
in details about the problems faced by the Arunachalee people living along the boundary
and opined that their problems need to be addressed on humanitarian grounds and sought
help from him whenever the border communities faces calamities too.
Ligu further opined that it would be in the greater interests of both the administration
if no any permanent structures come up along the disputed areas till the final outcome
of the apex court verdict.
Dr. Choudhury reciprocated the gesture of Ligu and assured that it would be the endeavour
of his administration to maintain peace along the border. He further stated that
Arunachalee people living in his district are taken utmost care by his administration
so that they do not suffer from a sense of alienation. Both the DCs too discussed
about the wildlife and the elephant corridor along the border areas.
Ligu sought the expertise of Dr. Choudhury in evolving strategies for the preservation
of wildlife and their habitat in these areas.
Later, Ligu expressed gratitude to his Assam counterpart for rendering humanitarian
services to the Arunachalee people in the recent past, who suffered from vehicular
accidents within his jurisdiction.
Dr. Choudhury opined that such meetings should be held regularly so that the cordial
relation is maintained among communities residing along the border of both the districts.
The meeting was also attended by Lakhimpur ADC Mr Gupta and Dy SP Mr Swargiary.
Pare Rangers defeat KKDCA to sail through, Gorkhas too hot for Firebrand Bomdila
SEPPA, Nov 22: Pare Rangers beat Kurung Kumey District Cricket Association (KKDCA)
by 20 runs in their first match at 3rd Yaja Waii Memorial T20 Cricket Championship
2012-13 here today.
The Rangers set KKDCA a moderate target of 172 runs after being invited to bat first
by KKDCA, which won the toss. Akilesh Sahani led the team from the front as he scored
99 run from just 58 balls. His entertaining knocks included seven towering sixes
and nine sparkling hits to the fence. He also claimed one wicket conceding 37 runs
from his quota of over. Sahani, who hit the most sixes in the tournament so far,
was later adjudged ‘Man of the Match,’ the prize for which was sponsored by Rasom
Beyong, Zilla Parishad Member of Bameng.
However, he failed to eclipse the record of RB Saha’s hundred at the ground and fell
victim to nervous 90s. He was run out by Vineet Kumar at the score of 99.
Techi Neri and Kamsa Yangfo contributed 28 (20 ball) and 23 (31 ball) respectively
to the team’s total. KKDCA bowlers did not have much impact on the Pare Rangers batting
line-up. Lalit Vagle was the lone bowler, who captured two wickets conceding 30 runs
in his four spell. Tarh Gambo also proved expensive as he gave away 30 runs for one
In reply, KKDCA were bundled out for 151 in 19.5 over. Skipper Kipa Tayum was the
top scorer (38 runs) of the team. He struck one six and six fours and faced 29 balls
before he was clean bowled by Techi Neri.
Lalit Vagle made rapid 22 runs from 10 balls with help of three powerful sixes.
Atum Sonam Waii and Techi Neri claimed three Rangers wickets each in their given
In another match played in the afternoon, the Gorkhas thrashed Firebrand Bomdila
by 6 wickets in 9.1 overs.
Choosing to bat first, Firebrand were bowled out in 18.1 over for 94 runs. Firebrand
batting line up failed to deal with the Gorkhas disciplined bowling attack.
Vinay Rai of Gorkhas gave first blow to Firebrand with his opening ball by uprooting
the stumps to claim Netam Tsering’s wicket. Kiren Gurung ran through the Firebrand
middle order as he claimed two wickets in four spells conceding 6 runs with economy
of 1.5. Raj Hussain also bagged three wickets in his four over conceding 23 runs.
Later, Raj Hussain was declared Man of Match for his outstanding knock off 46 runs
in 24 balls. He struck eight boundaries and two huge sixes. Vinod Sharma contributed
with 1 wicket from bowling and 19 runs from his bat.
The man of the match was sponsored by Ekka Rimo, Junior Engineer Power Department
Papu Vikings & Capital Complex CC
Pacha Highlanders & Lower Subansiri DCA
BJP castigates state Govt on law and order
ITANAGAR: Nov 22: Alleging that total anarchy was prevailing in the state Capital,
the state unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded the State Government
to either tackle the prevailing law and order situations or quit.
Expressing grave concern over the law and order situation that is prevailing in the
state capital for the last couple days forcing the business community and traders
to shut their shops and business establishments, the Opposition party said that the
present ruling Congress Government in the state has left the security of people at
the mercy of anti-social elements and miscreants. “The State Government, whose primary
duty is to ensure the law and order and protect the life and property of the people,
the indifferent attitude shown by the ruling Congress Government in the state in
tackling the situation is very unfortunate and unbecoming,” the party said in a release.
“The unprecedented shut down has not only incurred heavy losses to the traders and
shopkeepers but also harassed the general public,” the release said and demanded
an explanation from the Chief Minister that as to why the state capital should be
allowed to hold ransom for several days without any security measures? Why there
should not be rule of law in the state capital areas?
Meanwhile, the proposed visit of BJP national president, Nitin Gadkari to state Capital
has been postponed for his pre-occupation, the party informed. The date of his visit
will be announced later, the party said.
Siram exhorts students to study hard, work with vision
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: Education Minister Bosiram Siram advised the students to study
hard for excelling at university examinations and for better career prospects.
Attending the silver jubilee celebration of the Bomdila Govt College recently, the
Education Minister emphasized that the College students must work with vision to
take the state towards progress and prosperity. He called upon the teaching faculty
and non-teaching staff to work with dedication so that youth of the state get better
opportunities to pursue higher education.
Responding to the Students’ memorandum on adding Education as a subject in the existing
Arts stream and opening Commerce stream in the College, the Education Minister assured
that he would take up the matter in the right earnest and do the needful to fulfill
He released the Souvenir brought out by the College family to mark the silver jubilee
of the College. He gave away mementoes to outstanding alumni of the College and the
teachers, who have built up the academic credentials of this institution of higher
Minister congratulated the students, the teachers and the staff of the College on
their Silver Jubilee Celebrations and expressed his satisfaction over the remarkable
contribution made of the College in bringing the light and fruit of higher education
to the people of undivided Kameng in particular and the state in general.
He emphasized how under the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, the Education department
is working with vision and commitment to develop and widen the base of higher education
in Arunachal Pradesh with provision for establishing more universities across the
state and strengthening infrastructure in Colleges while ensuring faculty and staff
appointment in Colleges to provide affective academic atmosphere to benefit the youth
of the state.
Jalley Sonam, Chairman, Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers
Welfare Board, in his address exhorted the youth to fulfill the dreams and expectations
of their parents and community through hard work and determination in today’s cut-throat
Expressing grave concern over growing drugs abuse by youths, he requested the Education
Minister to arrest this danger early and effectively with coordination and awareness
at all levels.
He also highlighted the role that the College students in preservation and promotion
of unique culture and traditions of various communities in the state. He pointed
out that a good work culture could ensure development of the state and happiness
of the people.
Earlier, Principal of the College, Dr. Hage Lasa presented a brief report on achievement
made by the College with its dedicated faculty and staff in fulfilling the aspirations
of the people and the youths of its catchment area of the undivided Kameng sector.
He firmly reiterated the commitment of this premier institution of higher learning
to serve the people with renewed zeal and vigour.
While drawing attention of the Education Minister towards various infrastructural
problems, he hoped that the upcoming permanent site at Wanghoo would ease staff accommodation
and hostel needs for boys and girls. He urged the Education Minister to sympathetically
consider the genuine demands of the students and the community around for opening
of the Commerce stream and Education subject in the College at the +3 level.
The functions were attended among others by the Deputy Commissioner, Additional Deputy
Commissioner, Superintendent of Police, West Kameng, all Head of Departments, Panchayat
Members and Gaonburas. The dignitaries were welcomed with Saraswati Vandana presented
by the students.
The Guard of Honor was presented by the students from NCC, NSS and Rover and Ranger
Units of the College and Minister witnessed the grand parade of March Past teams.
The Principal of the College,
The General Secretary of the Students’ Union of the College submitted a memorandum
for introducing Commerce stream and Education as one of the subjects at the College.
Bhutan King’s permission sought
LUMLA, Nov 22: While Arunachal Pradesh government led by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki
has taken initiative for constructing the Lumla-Tashigang road, the powerful Arunachal
Pradesh Gaon Bura Association, Tawang district unit has urged the Bhutan King for
permission to build the Bhutan portion of the road.
Indian government of late has shown keen interest to build the Lumla-Tashigang road
to reduce the distance between Tawang, which houses the world-famous Tawang Monastery,
and Guwahati, the gateway to North East India, by about 200 km and travel time by
almost 6 hours.
It takes around 15 hours to travel from Tawang to Guwahati via Bhalukpong and Tezpur,
a distance of about 600 km. The road is not fair-weather because of Sela pass located
at an altitude of 13,700 feet while the 400 km Tawang-Lumla-Tashigang would be a
laissez-faire road and help reopen the age-old traditional border trade between the
people of Bhutan and Tawang district.
The district GBs led by president Kota Lama, in a memorandum, has pleaded with the
King for permission to rebuilding of hardly 10 km road which would complete the road.
Pointing out that the people of Bhutan and the Monpas of Tawang district have the
same religion, culture and traditions, the GBs said that since olden days the people
of Tawang used to visit religious places, like Gombay Kora, Durang Chorten, Gonja
Ney, Tango Ney, Thimpu Dzongkha etc. in Bhutan while the Bhutanese used to visit
for pilgrimage to Tawang Monastery, Gorsam Chorten, Zangdopari Gompa, Taksang Gompa,
Urgelling Gompa, Khinmay Gompa, Lhu-gyepu Phobrang (Muktur), Thongmin Gompa, Manma-Gyalam
Ney, Thanga-Fe Ney, Banga Jang Ney, Sarong Gompa, Changbu Gompa, Gomshin Ney etc
with great difficulties by undertaking foot march for days together.
“Your majesty, the road connectivity would facilitate easy movement of people from
both the countries. The old people face tough time in travelling to the above mentioned
places on foot. Being a kind King we are hopeful you would provide solace to the
righteous people to fulfil their life’s last wish to go on pilgrimage,” the memorandum
The opening of Lumla-Tashigang road would be useful for the Indian Army guarding
the border, said Tawang District Seva Dal chief organizer Lobsang Dawa, while appreciating
the CM for his assurance on reopening of the road soon in his address during the
recent Tawang festival in presence of AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi.
The proposed STOL (Short take off a & landing) airport at Lumla would be a boon for
security of the nation as Lumla’s weather remains conducive for air operation, commented
Lumla circle anchal chairperson Lobsang Yonten.
Yonten’s comment supports the recent statement of Air Chief Marshal Norman Anil Kumar
Browne that the outcome of 1962 Chinese aggression would have been different had
India used air power.
“Locals have consented to offer land, while the official feasibility report has already
been submitted to the DGCA. Moreover, a team of lawmakers including Tourism Minister
Pema Khandu, Parliamentary Secretaries Jambey Tashi (Civil Aviation), Phurpa Tsering
(S&T) and Padi Richo (Land Management) led by the CM has already taken up the matter
with Defence Minister A K Antony,” local MLA Tahsi informed.
To ascertain the road status, this editor escorted by guides Jamyang Drema and Thutan
Tashi travelled the 48-km Lumla to Bleting double-lane motorable road today. The
road has been built till the last Bhutan border point though massive work is in progress
for giving finishing touch and blacktopping of the road.
Pema Dhondup, the sub-contractor building the last patch of the road including the
culvert, said that there is only 50 metre distance between the last Indian border
point and Bhutan point as shown in the picture.
The last Indian border villagers are Buri, Bleting and Dongmareng having 18, 55 and
20 households respectively while the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) mans the border post.
The people of Gyangbo, Manam and Thangbrang villages of Bhutan, who march on foot
for 30 minutes to Indian border villages to sell their vegetables, are waiting impatiently
for the Lumla-Tashigang road to open as it would immensely accelerate their socio-economic
development. Tahsigang is far off from Bhutan border.
Nawang Tsering, a teacher of Bleting Govt primary school, said that the people of
Tawang district undertake about 5-hour foot march on pilgrimage to Gombey Kora. The
700-year-old Gorsam stupa in Zemithang circle also records visit of Bhutan pilgrims
Bleting located at an altitude of 6,730 feet is windy round the year, Tsering
said, adding the area is suitable for generating wind energy. As the GoI has been
stressing on generating new and renewable energy resources, Arunachal Pradesh Energy
Development Agency should take initiative in this regard.
The people in the border villagers lead a hard life depending on agriculture and
road construction taken up by the Border Road Organizations.
While ponies are the lifeline of transport in the hilly area but many walk for hours
to reach the nearest market for procuring essential commodities. The regular frequent
Tata Sumo service however has improved the connectivity providing solace to the people.
‘Intl. Year of Cooperatives’ celebration concludes
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: The weeklong celebration of International Year of Cooperatives
2012 organized by Arunachal Pradesh State Cooperative Union (APSCU) under the aegis
of Department of Cooperation, GoAP ended with a valedictory function here yesterday.
A state level seminar on the theme “Cooperative Enterprises Build a Better World”
was organized at Conference Hall APSCU, Naharlagun on November 15. The Seminar was
attended by Jalley Sonam, Chairman, AP Building & Other Construction Workers Welfare
Board and James Techi Tara, Ex- Chairman, APSCU.
Dr. K.I. Meetei, Director, Institute of Cooperative Management (ICM), Guwahati; Prof.
Sanjoy Mukherjee, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Shillong T. Thongdok, MD,
Apex Bank, Nagesh Kumar B. AGM, NABARD, Itanagar and Sanjiv Tirkey, Programme Manager,
State Rural Livelihood Mission (SRLM), Itanagar were the resource person of the seminar.
The resource persons delivered on various important topics on the key theme, such
as recent trend of Cooperative Movement in India, of the need to streamline HRD process
in Cooperative Institutions in Arunachal, role of micro-finance for the development
of the Cooperative Society in Arunachal, role of cooperative societies for the inclusive
rural development in Arunachal, role of Cooperative Bank in the development of cooperative
sector. They also highlighted briefly on various agencies including Agro-Horti, Handloom
and Handicrafts, Dairy etc. with a focus on the marketing aspects for the smooth
functioning of cooperative institutions in Arunachal.
A debate competition on the topic ‘Cooperative enterprises-- the emerging economic
backbone of the developing countries’ amongst the school students’ from Govt. Secondary
School , Polo Colony; KV No. I, Naharlagun and Govt. HS School, Kongkor nallah, Polo
Park, Naharlagun on November 17.
The students of KV No. 1 took away the first and second prizes and the 3rd prize
went to GHSS. Kongkornalla.
The fourth celebration was a Workshop on ‘Thrift and Credit Day’ by the AP State
Coop. Apex Bank Ltd. at Conference Hall, APSCU on November 19. The workshop was attended
among others by Sanjoy Goel, Deputy Commissioner, Capital Complex.
The valedictory function held in the Polo Park, Naharlagun was attended by Rajesh
Tacho, Minister, UD, Housing Fisheries and TN Thongdok, Parliamentary Secretary,
PWD and Principal Advisor to Chief Minister had attendtion the function.
Addressing the meeting, Tacho hoped that such celebration would strengthen the cooperative
movement in the state to support socio-economic development. He advised to organize
cooperative education programs in all district headquarters for the benefit of rural
Norbu Thongdok explained the cooperative as lifeline for the general public as the
cooperatives are community based organisation (CBOs), job oriented and cooperatives
have succeeded in India to ensure social justice and equitable access to the poor
Dorjee Khandu Memorial Award for Best Cooperator went to Tapang Taki while the Best
Cooperative Award was won by Rupa LAMPs Limited, Rupa.
The prizes for the first three best stalls, best debater, winner of bicycle race
were awarded with certificates, trophy and cash.
The Cultural Night organized in the evening with participation from different tribal
communities and representatives of different cooperative societies enthralled the
people. Gumri Ringu, Chairperson, A.P. State Commission for Women; Momota Riba, Director,
Art and Culture attended the occasion.
DIPRO adds from Aalo: The weeklong celebration of Cooperative Week to mark the International
Year of Cooperative concluded with a function at District Industries Complex, Aalo.
West Siang Deputy Commissioner Marnya Ete attended the valedictory function and urged
the Cooperative Department to intensify the movement to uplift the rural economy
through innovative and fruitful measures. The cooperative Sectors in various parts
of India and foreign countries have been very successful in transforming the economic
life of the people and we should emulate such success stories implement in our state,
he said. He also appreciated the lively debate competition held among the collegians
and school students on the topic “Cooperative Movement is an important tool for changing
the economy in Arunachal”.
Deputy Registrar of Cooperative Society RP Singh highlighting the objective of the
celebration said that the avenues opened up in cooperative sectors can wrest the
problem of unemployment in the long run. The enterprising youth should come forward
to spread the movement.
Tuter Nima Station Superintendent, STS, Dr. Taking Gammi SVO, Degam Ete and B. Ete,
a mushroom cultivator also spoke on the occasion.
Tuki calls on Maharashtra Governor, CM
MUMBAI, Nov 22: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today called on Governor and Chief Minister
of Maharashtra – His Excellency K Sankaranarayan and Prithviraj Chavan respectively
today here at Mumbai. Wishing them on behalf of the people of Arunachal Pradesh,
Tuki extended cooperation on bilateral ties and bonhomie between the two states.
In both the meets, the Chief Minister reiterated his concern on security and safety
of people from the North East working and studying in Mumbai and other cities of
Maharashtra. The Governor and the Maharashtra Chief Minister assured Tuki that the
Maharashtra Government will leave no stones unturned to insure security and safety
of Indian citizens, particularly from the North East, in Maharashtra. They expressed
regret on the recent incidents of violence on people from the North East and assured
similar incidents will not be repeated as people of Maharashtra would stand by people
of North East in such times.
Tuki requested his Maharashtra counterpart for allocating a suitable land for construction
of a Girls Hostel for Arunachal Pradesh in Mumbai. The request was promptly accepted
in principle by Chavan.
Yesterday, Tuki, on being the president of the Arunachal Cricket Association (ACA),
attended the Annual Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Awards Ceremony
at the Chambers Terrace, Taj Mahal. India's top performers in international and domestic
cricket during the twelve-month period from 1 October 2011 to 30 September 2012 were
feted at the ceremony including cricketing legend Sunil Gavaskar (Col. C.K. Nayudu
Lifetime Achievement Award) and the rising modern day star Virat Kohli (Polly Umrigar
Award for being India’s top international cricketer of 2011-12).
LWS celebrates its foundation day
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: Leyu Welfare Society celebrated its 6th foundation day on November
18 last at Daporijo.
Speaking on the occasion, LWS president Er Taluk Jeram appealed to the officers and
public leaders to work dedicatedly towards the society and advised the youths to
cooperate with the senior members for society’s development.
General Secretary Rocky Motu advocated for promotion of better education and social
security for the society. He also urged his fellow members of the society for establishment
of LWS office at Daporijo.
Parliamentary Secretary RD and Panchayati Raj Punji Mara urged the people to maintain
communal harmony and assured possible help for establishment of LWS office.
On the occasion, the society felicitated Manisha Hina, Kamti Dubi, Lukpi Mara and
Damjum Jeram for excelling in CBSE 2012 examination.
The society also conferred mementoes to Vijay Battak, Kepor Mara, Sweety Mara, Menga
Sikom and Er Taro Jeram for their achievement in various fields who brought laurel
to Tagin community in general and Leyu in particular.
This is in reference to the statement of IMWA published in your esteemed daily on
Nov 21 last. I, being the former IMWA President, would like to state that IMWA always
stands for welfare of all business community of the Capital Complex and it looks
into the problems of business community like extortion, forceful donation etc. for
peaceful running of their business.
However, I am very sad to say that some group of people had done extortion in the
name of APPSU election and harassed the business community. It is the right time
for IMWA to stand on behalf of Bazaar Committee for safety of business community.
I request the present IMWA executive members to follow the bye-laws of the organization
and rules and objectives and request all executive members of IMWA to come forward
to tackle the situation and bring normalcy in greater interest of business community
in particular and citizens of Capital Complex in general and to take strict action
with support of Home Department against the persons involved in extortion from business
community of Capital Complex
Last but not the least, I would like to appeal the capital administration and Home
Department to bring situation in normal position by immediately deputing Police forces
to every shop of the Capital Complex for re-opening the shops and for peace and
harmony of Business Community and the citizens of the Capital complex. Administration
should give strong punishment to individual or group who carry out extortion in the
name of AAPSU election-cum-conference.
Former IMWA president
Who will rein in domestic fundamentalists and terrorists who bleed the country from
This is in response to the report "26/11 terrorist Ajmal Kasab hanged in Pune's Yerwada
Kasab might have been hanged to death; but when will the rabid, and often elite think-tank,
be vanquished from the face of the earth who religiously exploit the acute poverty
in the society and brainwash the Kasabs to create mayhem? It is indeed unfortunate
that only those who are used as mere instruments get punished, but the real sponsors
of terrorism get off scot-free. Countries affected by terrorism should certainly
enforce strict laws and defence mechanism to protect its borders, but the greater
challenge lies in uprooting poverty and hunger from the society. Else no power in
the world can prevent birth of more poverty-stricken hungry uneducated unemployed
Kasabs, to be lapped up by the terrorist organisations to further their vested interests.
However, there lies no doubt to the fact that the sponsors of Gujarat pogrom or the
1984 Sikh massacre, people engaged in "honour killings", caste wars are infinite
times greater culprit than the Kasabs. The sin of poverty and illiteracy compel the
victims of fate like Kasabs to join terrorist outfits who wage war against alien
nations. But by posing a direct assault on the very basis of India only ie secularism
and communal harmony and insulting all traits of humanity; the cold-blooded home-bred
criminals attack the country from within which is much more fatal. The entry of alien
Kasabs can be controlled to a great extent by sealing international borders and strengthening
the defence mechanism, but who will rein in these domestic fundamentalists, terrorists,
casteists and feudalists who bleed the country from within?
Kajal Chatterjee, Kolkata
Raga PHC needs doctors
I would like to highlights the medical problems being faced by the people of Raga
area. There is no doctor at PHC Raga for last one year. Poor people of Raga area
are compelled to come down to Ziro, even for minor ailment like fever which could
have been treated at Raga. The absence of doctor and subordinate staffs makes a minor
health issue into a major health problem since going to Ziro for treatment is not
affordable for all the people.
So, I request the state Govt, particularly health department to depute regular staffs
at Primary Health Centre, Raga.
Tukum Monoi Milli
Raga, Lower Subansiri
The heat is on
To have any chance of capping the rise in average global temperatures to below two
degrees Celsius this century, the world would have to dramatically step up both the
size and speed of action on climate change right now says a fresh Emissions Gap Report
coordinated by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Climate Foundation.
The report shows that greenhouse gas emissions levels are now around 14 per cent
above where they need to be in 2020. Far from receding, the concentration of warming
gases like carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere has risen by 20 per cent since
2000 and continues to do so.
In the absence of swift action, emissions are likely to touch 58 giga-tonnes (Gt)
in the next eight years, says the report, which involved 55 scientists from more
than 20 countries. In other words, the latest study forecasts a wider gap as compared
to the UNEP assessments of 2010 and 2011, owing partly to the projected economic
growth in key developing economies.
According to previous assessment reports, emissions need to be on an average at around
44 Gt or less in 2020 to set the stage for the even bigger reductions needed at a
The Emissions Gap Report 2012 points out that even if the most ambitious level of
pledges and commitments were implemented by all countries—and under the strictest
set of rules—there will now be a gap of 8 Gt of CO2 equivalents by 2020-- 2 Gt higher
than last year’s assessment. Preliminary economic assessments estimate that costs
will rise by at least 10 to 15 per cent if the emission reductions targets for 2020
are not met in time.
The report recommends “Avoid, Shift and Improve’ polices and measures that encourage
improved land planning and alternative mobility options such as buses, cycling and
walking over private cars alongside better use of rail freight and inland waterways.