Naharlagun United FC and Kameng Veterans FC win their respective matches
Naharlagun, Oct 24: Naharlagun United FC (NUFC) and Kameng Veterans FC (KVFC) defeated
their respective opponents to reach the knock-out stage of the ongoing maiden State
Level Veterans Cup Football Tournament-2013 here at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium today.
Earlier in the first match Naharlagun United FC (NUFC) demolished Arunachal State
Legislative Assembly FC (ASLAFC) with the score line of 6-0. Tage That of NUFC scored
4 goals. Neelam Jhon and Koj Tatung added one each for the winner. NUFC team comprising
some of well known senior players like Kalom Pait,Toko Sama,Kipa Bharat,Koj Tatung,Koj
Chatung,Kalung Tani,Kipa Takum ,who represented Arunachal Pradesh at various tournament
during their prime time completely dominated the match. With this win they have booked
their place in the semis.
In another match of the day, Kameng Veterans FC (KVFC) put up a spirited performance
to defeat Officers Sporting Club (OSC) with the margin of 2 goals to nil. The main
highlight of the match was the participation of Takam Sanjoy, Member Parliament,
who led the attack by playing as a striker for the Officers SC. Although, he was
on the losing side, his team gave toughcompetition to their opponents. Karbia Dodum
of (KVFC) scored both the goals to take his side to the knock-out stage.
3rd North East Zone Inter-State Badminton Championship
Assam picks two titles on day 2
ITANAGAR, Oct 24: Assam picked up two titles on the second day of the 3rd North East
Zone Inter-State Badminton Championship at Rajbhawan Badminton Stadium here today.
Assam won the Men’s team title defeating Nagaland 3- 0 to lift the Rahimtoola Cup.
Assam eves also won the Women’s team title defeating Mizoram 2-0 to lift the Chadda
Arunachal beat Tripura 2-0 in Junior Boys team championship to reach final. The host
team will meet Assam in the final.
Arunachal Pradesh also reached the final in Junior Girls team championship defeating
Manipur 2-0. They will face Assam in the final.
The 17th North East Open Badminton Championship will start from tomorrow, according
to organizing committee.
HGBs, GBs’ honorarium enhanced
ITANAGAR, Oct 24: The State Government has enhanced the monthly honorarium of the
Head Gaon Burahs (HGBs) from the existing Rs.350 to Rs.600 and Gaon Burah (GBs) from
Rs 300 to Rs. 500 with effective from April one, 2013.
Govt quarters gutted
YUPIA, Oct 24: Two SPT types-I Govt. quarters were burnt down in a devastating fire
Fire destroyed all belongings/household items of the APP personnel, who were living
in the quarters. The APP personnel were out in duty when the fire broke out. The
cause of the fire is not yet known. DIPRO
DDSE refutes APPDSU allegation
ITANAGAR, Oct 24: Papum Pare DDSE, in a release, informed that the Govt. Middle School,
Patila at Hollongi was provided immediate relief after the fire incident.
Refuting the allegation of All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) that
the authority did not provide any relief to the school after the incident, Papum
Pare DDSE TT Tara in a release clarified that Rs.30, 000 along with other articles,
including plastic chairs were handed over to the headmaster of the school in presence
of the BEO, Balijan immediately after the incident.
A detailed damaged report has also been submitted to higher authority for further
action, Tara said.
He suggested APPDSU to first know the actual financial position and sanctioning power
of the DDSE for renovation and maintenance of school building before going to press
DDSE clarifies on ‘unfit
PASIGHAT, Oct 24: Reacting to a photo caption on issuance of “unfit school uniform”
that appeared in this daily on October 22 issue, the East Siang DDSE has clarified
that the Headmaster of Rani Secondary School did not issue the particular uniform
to the student. In fact, the dress (uniform) was issued to his younger sister. The
picture was taken only for ‘fun’, the DDSE claimed quoting the student as saying.
On further enquiry, it was also found that the student was issued a correct size
(34) uniform (see pic.) , the DDSE added. DIPRO
CHF scientists bag awards
PASIGHAT, Oct 24: Three young scientists from College of Horticulture & Forestry,
Central Agricultural University, Pasighat have been awarded for their outstanding
contributions in the field of agriculture development in this region in the National
Symposium on Innovative and Modern Technologies for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural
Development held in Allahabad on October 19 and 20 organized by Society of Biological
Sciences sponsored by ICAR, DST and DBT, New Delhi.
Th. Eloni Vida, Subject Matter Specialist in Home Science, KVK East Siang was awarded
the Jr. Young Scientist Award for her outstanding contribution in the field of Home
Science. She made a presentation on “Contribution of Women in Agriculture with Special
Reference to Arunachal Pradesh” in the symposium.
Dr. Ng. Piloo, Assistant Professor, PHM was awarded with the best Oral Presentation
Award for her paper on “Effectiveness of Evaporative Cool Chamber for extending the
shelf life of vegetables in East Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh”.
Dr. MM Kumawat, Assistant Professor, Entomology was awarded the ‘Best Poster Presentation
Award’ for his poster presentation on “Diversity of birds and their role in agro
–ecosystem of Arunachal Pradesh. DIPRO
Workshop on social science begins at RGU
RONO HILL, Oct 24: Inaugurating the two-day workshop on Qualitative Research Methods
in Social Sciences, organized by the Arunachal Institute of Tribal Studies (AITS)
today in the Conference Hall of Rajiv Gandhi University, eminent sociologist, Prof
Yogesh Atal argued that there is a need for social sciences to rethink the meaning
of Tribe. He stated that there is a ‘definitional’ crisis regarding Tribes. The traditional
definition and understanding of Tribes by the social sciences have undergone tremendous
changes and in order to study them we have to incorporate the changes.
Tribe as a homogeneous entity is a political reality but not a social reality. An
artificial unity has been imposed on the tribes, he continued. This is hazardous
and can have negative implications. In this regard, the tribal study institutions
have a higher responsibility of studying the present profile of tribes as they are
dynamic in its methodological approach and do not draw strict disciplinary boundaries.
Prof. Tamo Mibang, Vice Chancellor, RGU also alerted on the problem of quality in
academic research works. He argued that in the last decade there had been a rise
in academic degrees but this has not resulted in any substantial contribution to
the existing body of knowledge. He also appealed to the novice researchers to give
importance to research ethics and sincerely contribute to the development of society
through quality research work.
Dr Jumyir Basar, Coordinator of the workshop, while introducing the workshop, highlighted
the purpose and relevance of qualitative research methods in social science, especially
in the holistic understanding of society not yet quantified in their daily aspect
of life. Learned faculty members of various disciplines and research scholars were
also present in the workshop.
Training for PR leaders concludes
ITANAGAR, Oct 24: The three days training programme for the Panchayat leaders of
four blocks, namely Mengio, Toru, Leporiang and Sagalee covering six circles concluded
at Multipurpose Cultural Hall, Sagalee yesterday.
Wide range of topics, including origin of Panchayat Raj system, power and functions
of Gram Panchayat, Anchal Samiti and Zilla Parishad, salient features of National
Rural Health Mission/Ajeevika, MNREGA, IAY, IWMP, RSBY, PMSGY, National Food Security
Ordinance (NFSO) and the role of Panchayat in poverty alleviation were covered during
the training period.
The training session was inaugurated by Sagalee ADC Bamin Nime and sponsored by Director,
Likha Kiron Kabak, Dy Director, SIRD, Itanagar and Sanjiv Tirkey, Project Managar,
State Livelihood Mission, Itanagar, Jumte Jini,EAC, Gyati Pushang, BDO, Likha Sampu,
CO were the key resource persons.
Anchal Chairpersons of Mengio, Toru, Leporiang and Sagalee along with ASMs and GPMs
attended the programme.
Female Sterilization Camp Held at Mechuka
AALO, Oct 24: Nineteen women were sterilized out of the 28 registered in a female
sterilization camp conducted by West Siang District Health Society at CHC, Mechukha
The women, who were sterilized in the camp, were provided incentives of Rs.600 each.
The motivators were also given incentives.
The camp was conducted by a team of doctors from District Hospital, Aalo under the
supervision of Dr. K Ori, DFWO cum CEO (EC), DHS, West Siang district.
Mechuka ADC Ravi Dhawan inspected the CHC, Mechuka during the camp and interacted
with the doctors. DIPRO
DM prohibits sand, boulder quarrying
AALO, Oct.24: West Siang District Magistrate MK Sahoo, in an order Under Section
133 CrPC, has prohibited collection of boulders, sand and shingles etc from the bank
of Sipu and Yomgo rivers within the Aalo township area. DIPRO
YOMA urges Govt. to continue eviction drive
ITANAGAR, Oct 24: The Youth Organization Movement of Arunachal Pradesh (YOMA) has
urged the state government not to succumb to the pressure of any organizations/unions
with vested interest while carrying out eviction drive against illegal encroachers
of government land in and around Capital Complex.
In a release, YOMA said that the sudden halt of eviction drive led by ADM cum CEO
Talo Potom against illegal land encroachment is a ‘bad sign’. “If such trend continues,
it will discourage the common mass and people will start criticizing the GoAP for
maintaining double standard.”
“We appreciate the work done by the ADM and hope that the encroached public property
will be recovered at the earliest to beautify the twin Capital City with proper town
planning,” it added.
Coordination meeting held
ITANAGAR, Oct 24: With the objective to strengthen party organization, a coordination
meeting of Block Mahila Congress Committee of 20 Tali Assembly Constituency was held
on October 19 under the chairmanship of Block Congress Committee president Songio
Altogether, 131 mahila members attended the meeting.
Local MLA cum Hydro Power Cooperation Chairman Markio Tado also attended as resource
Arunachal seeks Centre’s support to realize ‘Youth and Sports Vision’
NEW DELHI, Oct 24: Union Minister of Defense, Sports and Youth Affairs Jitendra Singh
lauded the efforts of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki for declaring the 10 percent reservation
in jobs for sportspersons in the departments of Sports & Youth Affairs, Police and
Environment & Forests of the State Government.
While terming the step as “exemplary” the Union Minister said that the other states
should also come out to implement similar quotas for overall development of sports
and sportspersons in the country.
At a high level meeting here today between the Union Minister, Chief Minister Nabam
Tuki and other senior officials from the Union Ministry of Sports Affairs, the road
map for integrated development of sports, particularly in the rural areas of the
state was discussed in detail.
The Union Minister apprised the Chief Minister that the Ministry was committed to
charting out a comprehensive plan for development of sports in the state in the current
fiscal which would focus on development of sports infrastructure and facilities to
promote talented sports people right from the block level.
Tuki asserted that sportspersons perform well not only in the sports arena but also
have the potential to contribute significantly to every sphere of the society. He
elaborated on the urgent need to create a long term eco system for talented youth,
trainers and teachers so as to fully realise the objectives of youth development
in the state.
He sought the Centre’s support towards implementing the Youth and Sports Vision adopted
by his government for benefit of the youth in the frontier state. The Union Minister
said that Arunachal Pradesh and the entire North Eastern Region is on top priority
of the Ministry and it is just a matter of time before people notice a sea-change
in the sports landscape of the state and the region.
Jiji Thomson, Director General of Sports Authority of India (SAI), who was also present
in the meeting, informed that the upgradation of the SAI SAG Centre in the state
to a Centre of Excellence is under review of the Ministry and a decision would be
Ajith Saran, Secretary Union Ministry of Sports (MoS), G.S G Ayyangar, Joint Secretary
MoS, and Vikramjit Singh, OSD MoS, were among others present in the meeting.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by Minister of Food and Civil Supplies Kamlung
Indrajit Namchoom passes away
ITANAGAR, Oct 24: Former Minister Indrajit Namchoom passed away at a private hospital
in Kolkata today morning at 2 am following cardiac arrest.
He was 71 and is survived by two sons and daughters. He belonged to Khamti tribe
and was a native of Chowkham under Lohit district.
Born in 1947 to late CK Namchoom, Indrajit Namchoom did his schooling from Don Bosco
School, Guwahati and graduated from Cotton College, Guwahati.
During his school and college days, he was part of active indoor and outdoor games
and excelled in football representing India in Youth Asian Soccer Tournament held
at Saigon, Vietnam in 1964 besides, Santosh Trophy in 1959.
He started his career as a circle officer and retired as Secretary Legislative Assembly
from 1989 to 1994.
His political innings started in 1999 when he got elected from Chowkham constituency
and was appointed Chairmen of Public Accounts Committee in the Mukut Mithi ministry.
Later, he became a cabinet minister in the Gegong Apang cabinet.
All his children including his niece and present legislator from Namsai, Nang Sati
Mein were present when he breathed his last.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma and Chief Minister
Nabam Tuki have condoled the death of Namchoom. In a condolence message to Dr. Anand
Namchoom, son of late Namchoom, Governor said that Arunachal has lost a pioneer in
sports and dedicated social worker.
“A distinguished personality, Namchoom made immense contributions as administrative
officer, Secretary, Legislative Assembly and later as its member towards socio-economic
development of people, especial in sports and youth affairs,” the message said.
Conveying heartfelt condolence and praying to almighty for eternal peace of the departed
soul, the Governor said that people of Arunachal Pradesh will always cherish his
In his message to late Namchoom’s eldest son today, Tuki expressed pain and shared
the grief with the bereaved family members.
“The information has come as shock to me. I am aware, how painful it is to you to
be deprived of the love and guidance of a father and the futility of these words
of condolences. I hope my humble words of consolation would ease the grief even if
a little,” he said.
Tuki remembered late Namchoom as a stalwart and legendary footballer, first from
the state of Arunachal Pradesh to represent India in an international tournament,
who later joined government service as a circle officer and retired as Secretary
“Late Namchoom will be remembered forever by the people for his contributions as
an able Minister, a seasoned Legislator, a responsible bureaucrat and an all time
sportsperson,” Tuki said in his message, and prayed to almighty to bestow the family
members with strength to bear the loss.
“May the departed soul rest in peace in heavenly abode,” Tuki added.
Rajya Sabha member Mukut Mithi in his condolence message termed Namchoom a pathfinder
of sports in the state and a person who proved his worth both as an able administrator
and a leader of the masses.
“India has lost a noted sportsperson, who put this unknown North Eastern region on
the global soccer map,” said Lok Sabha member Takam Sanjoy, who is also president
of the Arunachal Pradesh Football Association.
“It is a sad moment for all that Namchoom is no more,” said Legislative Assembly
Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong.
“His passing away is a loss not only to the North-Eastern Region but an irreparable
loss to the Nation,” the Speaker said in his condolence message.
Officers and officials of Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly also condoled the
demise Namchoom and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
Finance Minister Chowna Mein, a close relative of the deceased said, “After toiling
selflessly for the cause of the state, particularly all-round development, he has
left all of us in vacuum, his family in an abyss of grief and darkness”.
As the news of demise of the former Minister spread, a pall of gloom has descended
in East Siang district.
Expressing deep shock and grief over demise of Namchoom, both Education Minister
Bosiram Siram and Union Minister of State (Minority Affairs) Ninong Ering in their
condolence messages said that Namchoom was a very simple and straightforward man
with amiable nature, who served the people with utmost sincerity and dedication.”
While conveying condolence to the bereaved family, both the leaders prayed to almighty
to rest his soul in eternal peace and give strength to the bereaved family members
to bear the loss.
Recalling his invaluable service to the state, others who have deeply mourned his
death included Arunachal Chamber of Commerce & Industries and Arunachal Weightlifting
Association and Eastern India Body Building Association vice president Abraham K
Theravada Buddhist Society (TBS) of Itanagar paid homage to the departed soul by
organizing a prayer meeting and lighting candle at the premises of Theravada Buddhist
“It is just cannot believe that he is no more. It will difficult to fill the void
left by him,” the TBS said.
Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee and Lohit District Congress Committee have also
condoled the death of Namchoom and conveyed the parties deep sense of condolence
to the bereaved family.
VKV Itanagar gets full-fledged computer lab
ITANAGAR, Oct 24: Education Minister Bosiram Siram has inaugurated a full-fledged
modern computer laboratory at VKV-Itanagar today in presence of Retd. Major General
RS Naidu, students, staff and parents.
Speaking on the occasion, the Education Minister urged the students to utilize the
laboratory to learn necessary computer skills. “The government understands the need
of equipping VKVs with all the facilities as it created an indelible niche in the
minds of the people with the dedicated service,” he said, and expressed his happiness
for utilizing the fund given by the education department satisfactorily and properly.
The State Government is committed to improving the quality of education so that the
Arunachalee can compete with anybody in the world. VKVs have contributed much to
the state and due to certain constrains, the state government was unable to fully
consider the needs of the VKVs, he said. However, the Government understands the
value of the VKVs in Arunachal and will work out to meet the requirements.
The VKVians should discharge their responsibilities by sharing their knowledge and
skill for the development of human resource of the state, he added. The Minister
also inaugurated a workshop for the science students of VKV- Itanagar and Nirjuli
today. Dr.TP Sasikumar, former Space scientist was the resource person of the workshop.
The computer laboratory has 45 computers of latest version, LCD projector, Edu Sat,
networking etc which can be used not only for computer education but also for language
laboratory, online library and integrated subject teaching. The computer laboratory
will cater the educational needs of students from class III onwards.
Major General R.S. Naidu (Retd ) congratulated Education Department for fulfilling
the need of VKVs as the effective computer education is need of hour. He advised
the students to lead a disciplined life to use their full potential.
Forum calls for fresh NIT
ITANAGAR, Oct 24: The 9 Chayangtajo People’s Forum has demanded the executive engineer,
RWD, Seppa to re-advertise the notice inviting tender (NIT) vide No SEWD/PMGSY/Tender-1-5/2013
dated 17-10-2013, which was published in local dailies on October 19, by making necessary
Armed with a copy of writ petition from Gauhati High Court, Itanagar Permanent Bench,
the Forum, in a press release, claimed that the High Court, responding to a petition
by a firm, disposed it with the direction that the time limit for submission of tender
has been extended to November 2 instead of October 26 , 2013 as published on October
The 19 October advertisement had given only 7 days time for submission of tenders
whereas according to the CPWD rules, which the state govt follows, 14 days should
have been given. “The CPWD rules are followed by the state government while issuing
NIT and since all the five packages of the said NIT are above 2 crores, the time
limit should have been 14 days for submission of the tender bid,” says Pranab Yangfo,
president of 9 Chayangtajo People’s Forum quoting the court judgment.
The NIT was called for construction of roads under PMGSY for 5 different roads including
Yangfo to Kesse Bagang, 7km point of Chayangtajo-Yangfo to Killo, 65km point of Seppa-Chayangtajo
to Krema Pao, 51km point of Seppa-Chayangtajo to Sawa and Yangfo to Tagampu road.
The Forum also urged the EE, RWD Seppa to abide by the court’s judgment and take
early action on it while stating that people are hoping for all round development
with the completion of these roads in their villages.
Awareness workshop on ‘save indigenous rice varieties’
ITANAGAR, Oct 24: An awareness campaign and workshop on ‘Save indigenous rice varieties’
is being conducted by Thanal, a reputed NGO leading the ‘Save Our Rice campaign’
in South India, at Namsai and Roing from October 25 to 27.
The programme at Namsai is being organized by KhunTa Nau Welfare Society and Lohit
Youth Libraries and at Roing by RIWATCH, Roing and the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK),
The Awareness workshop is aimed at sensitizing the farmers, environmental activists,
NGOs and the educated elite of Arunachal to the increasing threats to India’s rich
rice-biodiversity due to the emergence of GM seeds, chemical pesticides and the resultant
environmental degradation of farm fields. Apart from interactions with local rice-farmers
to bring out their extensive traditional knowledge of rice cultivation, there will
be an exhibition of indigenous rice varieties of Namsai, Wakro, Sunpura and Dibang
Valley. The programme at Namsai will be inaugurated by Nilima Kumar, ADC, Namsai.
The expert team is led by S Ushakumari, Director, Thanal. They will also share experiences
about Thanal’s Rice Repository Nursery which has saplings of 206 rice varieties of
A number of farmers, agricultural enthusiasts, representatives of NGOs, panchayat
leaders and students are expected to attend the workshops at Namsai and Roing. The
team will also address college and university students at Dibrugarh.
Political defection in Arunachal
The naked and shameless defection of Arunachal legislators from one party to another
have always been meekly and indifferently observed by the citizens of the state as
routine political affair. These acts of floor crossing by the legislators have never
even been debated among the intellectuals of the state because of the attitude of
indifference towards stinking political culture. However, better late than never
and today the time finally seems to have arrived when the history of political defection
in Arunachal’s political history will be permanently ended.
In this connection, it is for every one of us to know that the political defections
in our state have been unquestionably taking place in the name of ‘merger’. But for
the merger to be constitutionally valid under the Xth Schedule of the Indian Constitution,
the call for merger of the original political party into another party has to be
made by the President of the political party followed by the fulfillment of the criteria
of requisite minimum two-third legislators.
Say for example, in the case of the merger of NCP, it should mean the merger of NCP
into another party not only in one state but should mean merger of NCP units in all
the states of the country wherever NCP has its presence along with the national and
state executive members, legislators and parliamentarians backed by a call for merger
by its National President, i.e. Sharad Pawar. With these provisions clearly laid
down in the Xth Schedule of the Constitution pertaining to the Anti Defection Law,
the political defection of NCP, TMC and PPA legislators of Arunachal Pradesh into
Congress-I is clearly a hotly debatable issue for everyone to discover and finally
conclude that defections in no case can happen unless it is a valid merger. These
legislators defected into Congress-I fulfilling just the minimum ‘two-thirds members
criteria’ while ignoring, may be out of ignorance, the first and the main criteria,
i.e. the call for merger of the original political party into another by the respective
presidents at the national level. For the merger of PPA into Congress-I, the call
for merger of the party along with its state executive members and its elected legislators
had to be initiated by the then Party President Kamen Ringu. But sadly and surprisingly,
all the constitutional codal formalities were simply ignored and the mergers were
confidentially and hurriedly executed overnight.
Kahfa Bengia, currently the President of Working Committee, PPA has submitted a petition
to the Court of the Speaker, Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly seeking for disqualification
of defected NCP legislators. This bold step is a wakeup call to all the concerned
citizens of the state who either has gone into deep slumber out of despair and helplessness
owing to the complete failure of the state mechanism or because of the ignorance
of the constitutional laws pertaining to Anti-Defection laws. This may be treated
as a final call for uprooting the genesis of corruption in our society as well as
putting a complete end to the culture of aayaram and gayaram politics.
2013 witnesses alarming increase in rape cases
Ever since the December 16 gang-rape and murder of a Delhi medical student made headlines,
incidents of molestation and rape have increased manifold.
As the news spread of the conviction of all the four rapists and awarding of death
sentence to them, more and more crimes of sexual in nature are coming to fore defying
the very belief that conviction on such cases act as deterrent with Arunachal too
in the rat race with victims as young as three and a half year old.
On October 19, this belief was shattered yet again when a teacher of Niglok Primary
School under Ruksin sub-division was arrested for allegedly raping his 10-year-old
student the previous day.
According to Ruksin police, Tanying Padun, the teacher on October 18 allegedly took
the minor girl to the market on the pretext of taking photograph and then raped her
in the backyard of Industrial Complex at Niglok.
This is the eighth case of rape in the state this year after a minor girl was raped
by Chakma refugees on February 11 last when she, along with her friends, had gone
on a picnic on the bank of Bereng River at Chowkham in Lohit district.
A Class VI student was allegedly raped by a constable of the Indian Reserve Battalion
(IRBn) after he forced her to take alcohol at Longding on March 2 last.
Lower Subansiri Police on March 24 arrested the owner of Bomi English School in Joram
under Yachuli Sub-Division in lower Subansiri district, for allegedly raping one
of the minor boarders.
A three-and-half-year-old minor girl was reportedly raped and murdered at Bhalukpong
in West Kameng district on July 2. One acquaintance of the family named Labi Miji
Tuksa was arrested for the case.
On July 23 last, a six-year-old girl was raped and left on the roadside near Daporijo,
the district headquarters of Upper Subansiri. The victim was recovered with multiple
cut injuries on her body. The alleged rapist named Pappu Kodal was arrested on the
As many as rape and molestation of 14 minor girls in Green Valley English Medium
School, Likabali came to light when some of the students managed to report the matter
to police on August 27. The warden cum teacher and the principal of the school were
And on October 13 last, body of a class VI girl was found from the nearby jungle
of Nyigam village near Basar in West Siang district. She had gone missing on October
11. Authorities suspect a case of rape though it is yet to be confirmed.
Hearing for Likabali minor rape case fixed on Nov 7
The two tainted teachers of Green Valley English Medium School, Likabali, will go
on trial for the infamous Likabali minor rape case on November 7 next at Fast Track
Vipin Viswan, the warden cum teacher of the school is accused of sexually assaulting
as many as 14 of his minor girl students while the principal, Ranjit Kumar V K, is
charged with abetting him.
Both are currently lodged at judicial lock up, Aalo.
Mr Arunachal and 5th Mr Eastern India Body Building Championship from Nov 23
ITANAGAR, Oct 24: The newly formed Arunachal Body Building Association (ABBA) under
the patronage of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has decided to conduct the two-day maiden
Mr Arunachal and 5th Mr Eastern India Body Building Championship at Rajiv Gandhi
Stadium, Naharlagun from November 23 next.
Chief Chairman of the organizing committee and Lok Sabha Member Takam Sanjoy told
that the platform would offer scope to expose the hidden talents of the state while
the regional competition would imbibe competitive spirit in them.
The objective behind the event is to encourage the people to remain fit and fine
and promote body building as a career.
In all 13 states of India would take part in the 5th Mr Eastern India Body Building
Championship which would be conducted on November 24 next.
The event would be attended by a galaxy of international and national body builders
like Abraham Bobby Singh from Manipur, 12 times Mr India and three times Mr World
and once Mr Asia, Mr World Muscle Mania Gautam Kalita, among others.
The championship offers prize money in six categories for Mr Eastern India besides
overall champion while the competitors of Mr Arunachal would bet for three categories,
according to organizing committee chairman and vice president of Eastern India Body
Building Association Abraham K Techi.
DC inspects Roing District Library
ROING, Oct 24: Lower Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner Shiv Kumar along with Assistant
Commissioner Sandeep Kumar Singh inspected District Library near District Court here
While visiting the library, the Deputy Commissioner opined that he was planning to
make it a comfortable study centre for the students as well as other book readers
of the district. After thorough inspection of the whole building, book racks and
study room, he directed the District Library and Information Officer to properly
re-arrange the book racks and study room so that more readers can be accommodated
in the study room. He also directed him to maintain the library clean and congenial
for study. After going through the list of books ordered by the DLIO, he further
asked him to order more books which may help the students in preparation of various
competitive examinations. He also decided to provide some furniture for the study
room. The DC also interacted with readers during his visit.
O Lego, DLIO apprised the Deputy Commissioner about the shortage of furniture in
the district library. He also informed that the library building is yet to get water
connection and proper electrification.
The DC also inspected the new RCC building of DDSE, Roing accompanied by M Lego,
Orientation training on vector borne diseases
ITANAGAR, Oct 24: The three days orientation cum training programme on vector borne
diseases organized for the medical officers of the district by District Vector Borne
Disease Control Society of Papum Pare concluded at District Surveillance Office,
The resource persons Dr Libe Nyorak, Dr Mope Riba and Dr PJ Sharma conducted training
on various vector borne diseases, including Malaria, Dengue, Chicken gunia, Filarias
and Kala Azar.
Earlier, inaugurating the training, District Medical Officer Dr S Ronya called upon
the participants to take full advantage of the training to gain more ideas and knowledge
on vector borne diseases to control it.
While explaining the importance of IEC tools in the field of information dissemination,
he requested the medical officers to smoothly monitor all IEC/BCC activities in the
district to create more awareness among public on vector-borne diseases.
Dr. Ronya also stressed on imparting proper personal skill development to all health
care units workers and to maintain proper cooperation with Panchayat members and
He also spoke on leprosy control and treatment of the disease.
Awareness campaign by NABCONS at Abali Village
ROING, Oct 24: A district level awareness programme on schemes for development and
strengthening of agriculture marketing infrastructure, grading and standardization
was held at Abali Village on October 23 organized by NABCONS (NABARD Consultancy
Services Pvt Ltd).
Kamal Roy, Assistant Project Manager, NABARD outlined the details of the programme
by briefing the participants and the distinguished guests about the scheme.
The participants were briefed about the present agriculture marketing bottleneck
which leads to wastage of food grains and horticulture products.
It was pointed out that there was ample scope for growth of both agriculture and
Roy stressed on post harvest management and how losses could be minimized with the
help of proper grading, packaging, storage etc. The grading of produce based on color,
size could fetch good price in the markets.
Due to bad storage practices, about 30% of the produce is destroyed resulting in
losses to the farmers. In this context Roy cited the case of gunny bags and said
that these should be replaced by plastics crates to increase the life of the products.
It was also pointed out that processing specially for products like ginger, pineapple
and orange is very much required to prevent them from getting wasted due to communication
and marketing bottleneck. The Central Government scheme in the present scenario can
alleviate the scenario in a big way by bringing in marketing infrastructure in the
This is with reference to the article on ‘Sartang’ tribe of Arunachal by Taba Ajum.
We extent our thanks and appreciate his effort for highlighting such small tribe
of state. Regarding the confinement, it was reported that Sartang’s reside in three
villages, whereas such tribe is constitutionally divided into two sub division i.e.,
Jerigoan and Khoina village under Nafra circle while Salary and Rahung village under
Dirang circle. Also the main festival of Sartang tribe is Chhik-Shakhen besides that
of Chhodun and Lossar festival.
Cheten Jomba Rockpudu
Rajiv Gandhi University
We expect suitable action from GM BSNL
Through your esteemed daily we the public of Nampon/Rima Putok circle in Jairampur
area, would like to draw the kind attention of GM BSNL Itanagar on the following
1. IMMEDIATE RESTORATION OF BSNL NETWORK - BSNL cellular service has been out of
order for a last one year causing immense problems to consumers belonging to various
background. It is not the first time that it is out of order, hardly does the connectivity
remains in service for a couple of days before breaking down again. Last year also,
it obligated the public comprising of villagers, students, govt. employees and shopkeepers
to come on the street and register their voice against poor BSNL services and negligence
of concerned authorities for not taking any measures on 1st Oct, 2013. Even then
concerned authorities didn’t pay any heed after serving 15 days ultimatum. That clearly
shows negligence of authorities towards their duties and step mother treatment to
the public of this area. If really the problem persisted then how come our neighbouring
towns are getting connectivity? Therefore we serve an ultimatum of 15 days w.e.f.
25th October, 2013 for immediate restoration of BSNL Network or else aggrieved public
will take its own course of action.
2. REPLACEMENT OF EXISTING OUTDATED BTS SYSTEM /INSTALLTION OF SATELLITE SET – The
existing outdated BTS system of Nampong exchange is one of the oldest models of communication
system. Due to technical problem it frequently breaks down. Moreover the existing
battery backup does not have sufficient capacity resulting in poor network. In the
last memorandum submitted on 1st October, 2012, it was demanded for replacement of
outdated BTS system and battery but it was hastily restored temporarily to pacify
the public outrage. Thus, we appeal the concerned authorities to phase out such outdated
equipment and replace it with new one for the greater interest of general public.
We lastly on behalf of all the public of Nampong area expect a suitable action from
GM BSNL for betterment and welfare of the area.
Samthai Mossang (President, Nampong Border Trade and Business association)
Kingjong Morang (Gen Secy. Nampong Border Trade & Business Association)
Youngme Mossang (Youth Leader)
Slow process of justice encouraging crime
It seems that the people have got so acquainted with the law and order of our state
that they don't feel afraid and are doing crimes every now and then. The slow process
of delivering punishment might be encouraging them.
The heinous crimes like murder, kidnapping, rape and so on which we used to see/hear
from other states is becoming a common crime in our state. The most heinous crime
for me is rape as it becomes a bad dream which the victim have to face throughout
their life. Despite passing of stringent laws passed this year by J.S Verma committee
after DELHI GANG RAPE this crime is not mitigating. I think this is because of slow
process of delivering punishment. I request our govt. to be very sensitive on this
matter and give early punishment to the culprits so that this kind of filthy crime
will not occur again and again as it is happening now.
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---- Editorial ----
India needs to understand China’s emotion
China on Tuesday blamed Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama and his supporters for
creating border problems between India and China. In a white paper issued just before
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh landed in Beijing for three-day visit, China alleged
that after the failure of their armed rebellion in 1959, Dalai Lama and his supporters
fled abroad and began to harass China's borders for years.
The paper said the Tibetan leader's main purpose is to "overthrow the socialist
system and the system of regional ethnic autonomy that is practiced in Tibet''. It
added he wants "to rock the systemic foundations that have ensured the development
and progress of Tibet''. This bold Chinese stand has confirm the earlier fear expressed
by section of defense think thank that Beijing carries out incursion activities along
LAC only to show their displeasure against India for giving shelter to Tibetan spiritual
leader. If China really wanted to capture Arunachal Pradesh, they would have never
accepted cease fire agreement in 1962 when Chinese were in advantage having run over
Indian army at Tawang and Kibitho sector. For a harmonious border, China expects
India to curb down anti-Beijing activities by Dalai Lama and his supporters. It’s
time India also understands the sentiment of China and avoids hurting their emotion.
The Tibetan refugees living in India are enjoying enormous freedom. However they
should not be allowed to carry out any activities which may hurt the relation between