Arunachal Police has taken up the case and after first aid was administered, he was
taken for medical care and examination at the General Hospital, Naharlagun.
The director general of police Vimla Mehra speaking to this daily said that the police
is making best effort to nab the assaulters.
The All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union president Takam Tatung, who visited the
Vice Chancellor K C Belliappa at his official residence in RGU campus, condemned
“The attack on vice chancellor of the state’s lone university is highly condemnable
and should be criticized from every quarter of the society”, Tatung said. As a deterrent
against repetition of such despicable crime, the AAPSU president demanded exemplary
punishment to the culprits involved in the incident, as per the prevalent law.
“If there was any problem it should have been sorted out peacefully instead of resorting
to physical assault”, he added.
The Rajiv Gandhi University Students Union also expressed serious concern over the
incident and demanded punishment to the culprits.
Floriculture could generate employment opportunities in state
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: Far away from the maddening crowd nursery of social forestry range,
government of Arunachal Pradesh located in ‘C’ Naharlagun is the place where you
can gasp fresh air and enjoy every bit of nature. As one step into this nursery smell
of flowers and their captivating view can hold the breath of visitors. Numerous varieties
of sapling are found in the four green houses located within nursery, with two of
them housing indoor and remaining two outdoor plants.
The credit for maintaining this wonderful nursery goes to B. Taba, Assistant Conservator
of Forest, Social Forestry Range, Naharlagun and his dedicated team. He tells that
this nursery apart from being home to many alluring and valuable plant saplings will
one day emerge as answer to unemployment problems. “In our state we are yet to realize
the importance of floriculture as a source of income. I believe if youths sincerely
take up this profession, it will go long way in eradicating unemployment in the state,”
shared Taba. He also informed that his nursery provide saplings in considerably low
cost than normal market rate. “We provide saplings to public in least minimum rate.
Also for those people who owned proper land, there is a provision of getting free
saplings, “informed Taba.
Such has been the attraction of this nursery that in the recent day many dignitaries
have paid visit to get first hand experiences. On Monday, local legislator Techi
Kaso spent time at nursery and were blown away by beautiful blooming flowers. He
retorted citizen of Itanagar to emulate department of social forestry to make capital
complex more beautiful. “Am deeply impressed by the kind of work I saw here today.
I appeal to social forestry department to work harder and help to make Itanagar one
of the most beautiful capital cities,” said Kaso.
Kena stresses on early completion of S &T demo projects
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: Parliamentary Secretary (IT, Sc. & Tech.) cum chairman, S&T Council
Jomde Kena advised the local contractors of S&T demo projects to complete it within
stipulated time period thereby enabling council to seek more projects from the ministry
Kena, who attended a review meeting of the Science and Technology demo micro hydel
projects at Itanagar today, appealed the MLAs, the panchayat leaders and public
of the area concerned to cooperate with the implementing agencies in the greater
interest of the state. Later, Kena was informed about the difficulties being faced
by the contractors and project officers in implementing the projects.
Highlighting the S & T demo projects, Er T Ronya, CEO (micro hydel), S & T Council
clarified that these demo project are not conventional one and shiftable to another
place if situation demands.
He further informed that the Kodak Micro Hydel Project with power generating capacity
of 200 kw, which was sanctioned during 2007, could not be started due to some local
disturbances. The Union Ministry of Science and Technology has taken serious view
on the matter and contemplating to shift/withdraw the said demo projects if locals
continue to obstruct the project implementation, Ronya added.
Earlier, Kena along with Er T Ronya met the key officials of the union ministry
of Science and Technology at New Delhi on January 15 last. He requested the ministry
to give special package and priority to Arunachal Pradesh as one of the backward
states of the country. He also stressed on the fact that the project cost in Arunachal
Pradesh is obviously higher because of the remoteness and inaccessibility of the
area and the uniform guideline of the Ministry does not match in regards to this
state, according to an official statement.
GJ Samanathan, Director TDT and Head and Advisor of Deptt. of Sc. and Tech apprised
that there is no dearth of schemes in the ministry but implementation of project
by the State Council for Science and Technology was not up to the mark. Samanathan
also advised that the State Council for Science and Technology should either be headed
by a technologist or scientist, the statement added.
The meeting was also attended by Dr. CP Sehgal, Scientist "G" and Rajni Rawat, junior
analyst, Ministry of Science and Technology, GOI.
APPSCC results out
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) has announced
the results of Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Combined Competitive (APPSCC) (prelim.)
Examination 2009-2010 held on January 10 last.
A total of 615 candidates have crossed the first hurdle and qualified for admission
to the main examination likely to be held in May/June, 2010.
The candidates may visit Commission’s website www.appsc.gov.in for detailed information.
SDP on Soft Computing begins
NIRJULI, Jan 25: Joram Begi, Director Higher Education emphasized on use of computer
application as apt tools for solving problems.
In a word of advice to the participants of a two weeks long Staff Development Programme(SDP)
on ‘Soft Computing in Engineering Applications’ at NERIST, Nirjuli here today, Begi
spoke on the significance and relevance of soft computing in this era of Information
Technology. He said that it is an important emerging subject, a non-conventional
optimizing tool to handle with the uncertainties in engineering and science and hoped
that the SDP would benefit the participants on application of different techniques
and tools of soft computing to enhance their efficiency and expertise on the subject
and thereby making them more knowledgeable in their line of profession.
Giving a brief on NERIST, Begi informed that NERIST is a unique premier institution
in the country offering diplomas, degrees and Ph.D degrees to various categories
of engineering right from base module, a very rare aspect of an institution and advocated
for its further progress. Expressing his delight on organizing the first academic
programme of the year coinciding with the silver jubilee celebration of the institution,
he opined for more such programmes at NERIST for skill development of its faculty
members to uphold its grade as a premier institution.
The Higher Education Director, who formally inaugurated the programme by lighting
the ceremonial lamp, also released a manual on soft computing on the occasion.
P K Das, Dean Academic, NERIST speaking as Guest of Honor said that soft computing
is an increasingly recognized, important and emerging topic used by all researchers
and engineering academicians which is manifested by the concept of uncertainty realized
by the world. Deliberating on the topic, Das said that soft computing became a formal
computer science area of study in the early 1990's which was introduced for handling
the uncertainty which otherwise cannot be handled by the probability theory. He further
expressed satisfaction on the presence of twelve outside resource persons from various
parts of the country out of the total fourteen, adding that, this shows their keen
ness and relevance to the subject matter.
S.K Panigrahi, Coordinator of the SDP highlighted on the techniques of soft computing,
its uses in teaching and other research and engineering purposes. He informed that
it is an advanced level programme, highly popular in all branches of engineering
and science in optimizing problems in science and technology which can not be solved
through conventional technique. The soft computing techniques exploit the given tolerance
of imprecision, partial truth and uncertainty for a particular problem and it is
likely to play an especially important role in science and engineering, he said.
Earlier, while welcoming the participants, S Ray, HoD, Department of Mechanical Engineering
gave a brief on the subject. He said, ‘we practice soft computing knowingly and unknowingly
in dealing with uncertainty in every course of life’ and hoped that the two week
long SDP would led to a new kind of hybridization of different components of soft
The programme, which started by observing 2 minute silence to pay respect to the
departed soul of Nandimo Ringmo, a 1st yr Electronic Engineering student of NERIST,
who was drowned at Dikrong river at Midpu on Saturday last while on picnic, was attended
by more that 50 faculty members from all over the country like Chennai, Ahmedabad,
Kolkata, Aurangabad, Bhopal, Orrisa, Punjab, besides host Arunachal Pradesh.
Organized by the Mechanical Engineering Department, NERIST and sponsored by All India
Council for Technical Education (AICTE) was attended by several eminent academicians
from reputed Institutions such as IITs, DRDO, BESU, ISI, BITS, CEY etc who would
be delivering lectures on various soft computing techniques and its engineering applications.
The programme schedule included introduction to soft computing, NN and Fuzzy, soft
computing in immune system, GA and differential evolution, Fuzzy logic controller,
soft computing in metal forming, application of GA in civil engineering, Fuzzy logic
in applied mathematics etc. DIPR
Will state capital lose its scenic beauty?
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: Year after year, Itanagar and its adjoining areas are witnessing
drastic geographical change. Once filled with thick bush of trees, today capital
complex is slowly going ground zero as scores of hillock are being razed every new
day. Today if one looks around, everywhere bulldozers can be seen mercilessly wiping
forest cover of capital all in the name of development.
This unrelenting urbanization is already having serious impact on the geographical
nature of capital. Razing of hillocks are making soil weak leading to chances of
severe landslide during monsoon as witnessed during the year 2008. Itanagar is also
one capital city where there are no proper park and garden facilities. Also some
of the parks found have either been not maintained properly or are mostly used for
The best example can be Polo Park located in Naharlagun which is one of the oldest
parks of the capital. Nowadays no respectable citizen would love to visit Polo Park
as most of the time it is littered with waste products like plastic bottles, chips
packet, etc. Throughout day students can be seen hanging around the Polo park with
their gang of friends. The pathetic condition of Polo park even drew the attention
of local MLA Techi Kaso. “I would request Kumar Waii, parliamentary secretary of
environment and forest to take action for the preservation of Polo Park,” said Kaso.
Foundation stone for 5 star hotel laid
ITANAGAR Jan 25: The investor friendly Industrial Policy 2008 of the state has started
luring investors to invest in various viable and profitable projects in the state.
While numerous parties have already started investing in the hydro power projects
or in Information Technology projects, good news for the state is that investors
are interested in putting their money in hotel projects also.
Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu laid the foundation stone of the first Five Star Hotel
of the state here at Sinki Park today. The Hotel is being built by MSC Technologies
Ltd. New Delhi and the required land have been provided by Parliamentary Secretary
Industries Nabam Rebia.
While terming the day as historic, Khandu emphasized for creating congenial atmosphere
in the state to attract more investors. “We need to ensure peace and security to
the interested entrepreneurs in order to boost industry and tourism sectors in the
state”, Khandu assertively said. Setting up of industries and tourism will not only
generate revenue but will also provide ample job opportunities for our unemployed
youths, he added. He appealed all section of the society to lend their helping hand
to make Arunachal a leading state in the country.
PWD & UD Minister Nabam Tuki, former Assam MP M K Subbha, Parliamentary Secretaries
Nabam Rebia, Rajesh Tacho, Lokam Tassar, Legislator from Assam and various other
dignitaries were present on the occasion. PRO to CM
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: Tadar Abu Charitable Society (TACS) members have condoled the death
of Tadar Yado, wife of Tadar Simi, senior manager, State Co-op. Apex Bank, Naharlagun,
who breathed her last at GNRC, Guwahati yesterday after prolonged illness.
She left behind two sons, a daughter and her husband.
She was presently serving at General Hospital Naharlagun as in-charge, staff nurse
in gynie department. She did her nursing education at Pasighat Nursing Instt. in
1977-78 and was appointed as ANM in 1979 under state health department.
While expressing deep shock and anguish over her untimely demise, the society said
that her death is an irreparable loss not only to her family but also entire Tadar
The society conveyed deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family and prayed for
eternal peace of the departed soul.
Efforts on to bring ‘Muskan’ in more children
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: Apart from social initiatives, like cleanliness, awareness campaign
and child care, etc. there is another sphere the Muskan Welfare Society (MWS), led
by the State First Lady Anupama Singh is silently but spiritedly pursuing, that is
acting as facilitator for the treatment of children and women with congenital heart
Reaching out to the poor and children and economically weak women in far-flung remote
areas of State, it has been able to provide new lease of life to at least seven small
children and women through renowned
NGO, the Rotary International in collaboration with leading Heart Institute like
National Heart Institute, New Delhi and Escort Hospital, New Delhi.
MWS Member Secretary Mamta Riba disclosed that seven children, who include 10 years-old
Master Tamos Sinkum, 2 years-old Master Gejom Bagra, 9 years-old Master Marcus Biku,
5 years-old Master Takar Ekke, 11 years-old Hage Yame and 45 years-old Buti Kigar
were provided free heart surgery under the Rotary ‘Gift of Life’ programme.
Under this programme of the Rotary International, ‘free heart surgery’ for economically
weak children up to the age of 20 years, suffering from congenital heart diseases
is being arranged, she added.
Four and half years old Master Tage Lapang, Admitted on 16th January 2010, undergoing
treatment at Escort Hospital, New Delhi.
Riba further disclosed, at Naharalgun General Hospital Chief Medical Officer Dr.
Moji Jini and his team of medical experts after accessing the cases referred by Muskan
Welfare Society provided medical
expertise for forwarding those cases to such institution, who have charitable programme
for medical coverage.
The CMO’s team and our respected renowned Heart Surgeons, Dr OP Yadava the CEO and
Chief Consultant Cardiac Surgeon of National Heart Institute, Delhi and Dr. Raman
Singh have always gone out of their way to help us. We are really thankful to then
and also our first lady for showing ways to provide much needed medical care to our
children. I hope, we can under the leadership of our President and State First Lady,
Madam Singh, the
Muskan Welfare Society will be able to bring ‘Muskan’ in the face of some more children,
women and families. PRO to CM
Ensure implementation of schemes within time frame: DC
BOMDILA, Jan 25: West Kameng Deputy Commissioner Swati Sharma today called upon the
Govt officers, panchayat leaders and legislators to ensure that all the developmental
schemes be completed within the stipulated time without compromising with the quality
of works. While reviewing the on going schemes under the DRDA, she particularly
asked the BDOs to ensure that all works must be completed within the financial year.
MLAs of the district T. Norbu, Phurpa Tsering and Kumsi Sidisow, all ZPMs, Anchal
Chairpersons, PD, DRDA, all BDOs of the district and other official of DRDA and block
also present in the meeting.
T. Norbu stated that a calendar of activities should be set first for smooth implementation
of all R.D. programmes in time while maintaining quality.
Supply of materials like CGI sheets and cement should be de-centralized, said Phurpa
Tsering, while Kumsi Sidisow asked BDOs to conduct training at regular intervals
to create awareness to the ASMs /GPMs.
Dagbom Riba, Project Director in nutshell informed the house about the different
activities undertaken under all RD programmes like NREGA, SGSY, IAY, SGSY & Hariyali,
according to an official release.
Talar loses in quarterfinals
ITANAGAR, Jan 25: Budding badminton player Laa Talar of Arunachal Pradesh lost to
M Sai Tanuj of Andhra Pradesh in boys U-16 singles quarterfinals at All India Junior
Badminton Major Ranking Prize Money Tournament which concluded at Nellore, Andhra
Harshi Dani of Maharashtra beat Arsian Naguri of Uttar Pradesh to win Boys U-16 title.
Talar pairing with Sai Tanuj also reached semifinals in boys doubles under 16 years
category and pre-quarterfinal in boys double under 19 years category.
Sai Prameeth of Andhra Pradesh won the U-19 boys singles title beating H Pranoy of
Kerala while P Sindhu of Andhra Pradesh was the winner of U-19 Girls singles title.
Another budding player of Arunachal Pradesh Jokom Rebia also participated in the
tournament and he lost in preliminary rounds of both singles and double events.