ITANAGAR, Sept 20: Jiyo Aur Jinedo FC beat Sartam Brothers FC by solitary goal to
set up title clash against Abu Nigla FC in the 19th Vishwakarma Football Running
Trophy at KV No 2 playground here today.
The all important goal was scored by Tarh Rajkumar in the last minute.
The final match will be played on September 22.
The tournament is sponsored by Bamang Taji, President, ANYA, Biri Tugdo, Counciler
Ward No.1, Ha Tatu, owner of Kenge Construction, Bamang Aman, ASM 1Bat panchayat,
Tagru Punung,MD Pub the Blues, Tadar Niglar, President, AYC, Takam Tayum, finance
secy, ANSU, P. Jamoh, President, Mahila Morcha, BJP and Kej Gama, social worker,
according to organizing committee.
Giogi Taya Memorial Football Tournament, 2013
Bondhu FC, Tagung Neri reach quarters
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: Bondhu FC beat Lokam Brothers FC 2-0 to enter the quarterfinal
of the 2nd State Level Giogi Taya Memorial Football Tournament 2013 at Rajiv Gandhi
Stadium, Naharlagun today.
Max Sonate and Tom Lomtung scored in 44 and 74 minute respectively for the winning
The second match of the day was played between Tagung Neri FC and ‘E’ Sector team
in which the former defeated the latter by 2-1 goal in extra time.
The match was taken to extra time after both the teams were tied 1-1 in regulation
Tarh Bhai, captain of E sector, struck in 33 minute to give his team 1-0 lead in
the first half. However, it was equalized by Gakir Dulum of Tagung Neri FC in 44th
minute. Dulum again scored in 91.17 minutes of the extra time to book the team’s
place in the quarterfinal.
1. Pungrung laying FC vs Lungkung Ragia FC
2. Doimukh FC vs Tatung Sporting Club.
Regional sports meet of KVs begins at SLSA
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: The 44th Regional Sports Meet (Boxing) of Kendriya Vidyalayas
(KVS) began at Sange Lhaden Sports Academy (SLSA), Chimpu near here today organized
by KV No. 2 Itanagar.
Inaugurating the sports meet, Sports and Youth Affairs Director DK Dinglow threw
light on the importance of games and sports in human life.
Student boxers from various KVs of Tinsukia region, including two KVs of Itanagar
(KV No 1 & KV No. 2), KVs of Tezu, Gerukamukh, Missamari and KVAFS, Jorhat are participating
in the competitions in various weight categories (U-14, U-17, U-10).
Mass social service
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: A mass social service was conducted to repair the village road
under the guidance of the GPM of 38th Amba-II Gram Segment under Doimukh Panchayat.
Village elder Yab Basu and ZPM Tana Yayo have extended full cooperation to the social
service. All the panchayat leaders of Doimukh and public of Amba –II village actively
participated in the social service.
Decision to re-conduct Maths exam
ITANAGAR, Sep 20: Taking the cognizance of the printing error which cropped in the
mathematics paper of class IX (Nine) AISSCE (INTERNAL) examination 2013 held on 18th
September, the department of Education has decided to re-conduct the examination
(SA -I) of mathematics for class IX in the month of October with 15 days of prior
intimation. Informing this Likha Tejji under secretary education also directed all
concern head of schools to inform all those students accordingly to avoid any confusion.
Tongam shooting case Achung’s judicial custody extended
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: The District & Session Judge, West Session Division, Yupia today
extended till October 24, the judicial remand of Yumlam Achung, the alleged main
accused and two of his accomplices, Ajit Pegu and Raju Gurung of the Tongam Rina
The trio lodged in the District Jail, Jully here, was produced before the court today.
The absconding Achung had surrendered on September 12 before the court who was then
sent to seven days remand.
The case has already been submitted into charge sheet vide CS no. 168/2013 in the
court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Capital Complex, Itanagar on July 10 last.
U-19 National Football Tournament
Arunachal thrash Rajasthan 8-0
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: Arunachal Pradesh opened their U-19 National Football Tournament
campaign with a thumping victory over Rajasthan at steel city Bokaro, Jharkhand today.
The Arunachal colts literally toyed with the Rajasthan boys and throughout the match
and drubbed them 8-0.
The team ttok the lead in very first minute through goal from Techi Tatra.The team
was leading 4-0 in the first half with goal from Tadar (21 min), Pura Byai (35 min)
and Roshan Ramching (42 min).
Byai scored the fifth goal in 52 minutes (5-0) before Pani Kunna and Taba Taram added
two more goals in 78 and 86 minutes (7-0). Byai completed his hattric by scoring
in added time in 91 minute, according to Arunachal Pradesh Football Association.
BJP demands minister’s resignation
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: Alleging massive scandal in distribution of ‘Atta, Wheat and
Sugar’ by the Department of Food and Civil Supply, the State Bharatiya Janata Party
(BJP) has demanded immediate resignation of the Minister for Food and Civil Supply,
GoAP and get the matter investigated by CBI.
Citing CAG reports (of 2009, 2010 and 2011), the party alleged that a massive quantity
of ‘Atta, Wheat and Sugar’ was diverted depriving the common and needy beneficiaries
across the state.
The party also flayed the Minister (in-charge) concerned for maintaining a stoic
silence over the entire episode despite the alleged large scale irregularity and
failing to handle the affairs of the department.
ATMA conducts training for farmers
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA), Tawang concluded
a training programme for the farmers at Surbi village of Tawang block today.
Agriculture development officer and training in-charge KB Kayastha explained the
farmers in details about different aspects of organic farming while Entomologist
T Chhonjin spoke on integrated pest management.
Subject matter specialist in fishery BK Kakati of KVK Tawang delivered a lecture
on paddy –cum- fish culture.
Sangey Dorjee, Gaonburah of Surbi village exhorted the farmers to adopt scientific
cultivation practices for enhancing farm income.
In total, 33 farmers and farm women attended the training.
AAPPTF submits memo to CS
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) has
urged the Chief Secretary to ban conduct of election/selection of federal unit of
AAPPTF by any individual or group and also donation collection in cash or kind without
approval of the president and executive members of AAPPTF.
“Any work or issue related to AAPPTF should not be entertained by the district administration
and district transport officers of the entire state without prior permission from
president and central executive member of AAPPTF,” said AAPPTF in a memorandum to
the Chief Secretary.
The memorandum also urged the CS to direct respective district administrations to
provide proper parking places in all the district headquarters, conduct RTA meeting
involving AAPPTF executive members once in a year to review the grievance faced by
the commuters, drivers, owner of vehicle and general public in the district headquarters
at the earliest.
Meanwhile, AAPPTF Executive body is going to conduct a tour of district headquarters
to take first hand knowledge about various grievance/problems faced by the vehicle
owners, drivers, commuters and general public.
ICDWA lauds eviction drive
ITANAGAR, Sep 20: The Itanagar City Development Welfare Association (ICDWA) has appealed
to every likeminded citizen, student organizations, civil societies and NGOs to not
to interfere in the eviction drive being taken up by capital administration. Hailing
the effort of ADM Talo Potom, the association in a release stated everyone should
cooperate with the process to make capital better place to live.
ICDWA has also called upon people to look beyond individual benefit and selfish motive
so as to ensure that eviction drive is carried out without any hassle.
Training on NCSC
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: The Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science & Technology (APSCS&T)
is organizing a State Level Resource Persons Training Workshop on National Children’s
Science Congress (NCSC)-2013 tomorrow.
It is aimed at sensitizing science teachers of the various districts on the focal
theme ‘Energy: Explore, Harness and Conserve’ and training them for organizing activities
in their respective districts.
Pakjar Taipodia appointed as national referee
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: The Indian Arm Sport (Wrestling) Federation in its general executive
body meeting held at Kolkata recently had appointed Pakjar Taipodia as national referee.
The veteran Arm wrestler from the state had brought many laurels to the state by
winning six gold medals in National Championship and silver medal in II-Asia Pacific
and Bronze Medal in Inter National Championship. She is also recipient of several
Association seeks minister’s intervention
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: The All Arunachal Pradesh Entrepreneurship Development Association
(AAPEDA) today sought the state Industries Minister’s intervention to give clear
direction to the deputy commissioner Capital Complex to forward their project on
National Mission of Food Processing, government of India, to the state level selection
board (the director of industries).
AAPEDA claimed that it has already undergone personal interview at DC chamber on
July 24 and 2nd August last. It further claimed that in spite of declaring the result
of interview; the DC Capital Complex is calling another interview on 30 Sept next
with video coverage, which association said, is not under the guidelines. Serving
two days ultimatum to DC Capital Complex, association threatened to go on democratic
movement against authority if it fails to address their grievances.
PR leaders urge for girl’s school at Namsing
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: ZPM Monggu Banggo, Borguli, Kayem Tayeng and ASM Chairperson,
Monggu Banggo Anchal Block, Kiyit, Kaki Ratan has urged for sanctioning of 100 capacity
Girls Residential school at Namsing Village in the current financial supplementary
In a letter submitted to the State Project Director, it said Namsing being an educationally
backward area in the entire Mebo Sub-Division which also counted among the sensitive
areas being interstate boundary with Assam suffers from serious communication bottleneck.
Poor villagers can neither come to the mainstream, nor can they send their children
outside the village.
Our earlier proposal for the same was rejected by the state level education committee,
it said expressing disappointment.
Unions asks for judicious disbursement of compensation
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: The All Pakke Kessang Pijeriang Dissing-Passo Seijosa Students
Union (APPDSSU) has requested East Kameng DC and LRSO for judicious disbursement
of compensation payment to the Trans Arunachal Highway land affected people.
Warning of viewing misconducts in the payment seriously, it further requested the
people of the area to maintain peace and tranquility for better development of the
Meanwhile, the Taroyar Village Development Committee has also appealed to the district
administration to pay compensation to the Trans-Arunachal Highway Land affected people
in their area.
IMWA restricts donation within its jurisdiction
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: The Itanagar Market Welfare Association (IMWA) has ordered that
any kind of donations will not be tolerated within its jurisdiction.
In a release, while saying that some people are still practicing it despite the fact
that state government has banned it, it requested the Capital Administration for
Meanwhile, the association also requested the administration to continue eviction
drive along NH 52A without any interruption.
Coordination meeting held
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: With objectives to discuss proper implementation of flagship
programme of central Govt such as CSS, MGNREGA, the coordination meeting of Bankers,
PRIs and block functionaries of Doimukh CD block was held today at Panchayat Hall
Doimukh. The various problems related to implementation of the flagship programme
were discussed thoroughly during the meeting. The branch managers of the bankers
gave their assurances for cent percent cooperation, a release added.
Training for in-service teachers
CHANGLANG, Sept 20: Trainings for in-service teachers on development of communicative
competence in language and training cum workshop for developing low cost teaching
aids for Mathematics and Science at elementary level were held at DIET Changlang
Attending inaugural function, MC Roy, ADC suggested the teachers to update their
knowledge and skills to enhance their competence to meet current educational standards.
DDSE H Loyi appealed to the teachers to discharge duty sincerely and live upto the
SK Dey, Programme Coordinator highlighted the aims and objectives of the programme.
CS Singpho, Principal Govt. Hr. Sec. School Changlang and K Zongsam, Principal, DIET
Changlang also attended the inaugural function. DIPRO
AALO, Sept 20: In an effort to rationalize, assess and overcome the shortage of staff
in health and education sector under Likabali subdivision, a meeting was held under
the Chairmanship of Jumkar Karbi, in charge SDO Likabali recently.
Explaining the needs to place the genuine needs and practical problems, Karbi said
that education and health are the two important sectors that transform our society.
He appealed to the teachers, doctors and officials of the two important
departments to discharge their duties sincerely and with dedication.
The Principals, Doctors of various schools, PHC & CHCs and sub-centre highlighted
the various problems face d by them including staff shortage of teachers and medical
Basic computer training for ministerial staff
KHONSA, Sept 20: A two-week basic computer training for the ministerial staff of
all the government departments in Khonsa was held at Khonsa NIC beginning from 19
August. Tirap Deputy Commissioner Kamlesh Kumar Joshi said on the day of commencement
of the training that the old practice of using type writing machine would be replaced
by computer. He said that it has been made mandatory for all the government departments
to use only computer for which a training was of paramount importance. The computer
training was imparted by Ajay Kumar Singh, DIO, NIC and his staff.
The test was conducted on 16th September to assess the performance of the trainees.
There were both practical and theoretical test which was directly supervised by the
Deputy Commissioner. The DC said that the performance of the employees after evaluating
the test result will be reflected in the ACR of the employees. DIPRO
CAWA mourns death of member
ITANAGAR, Sep 20: The Chem Abu Welfare Society (CAWA) mourned the demise of Yakum
Tayam, an active woman activist and wife of its education secretary Sunny Tayam,
who breathed her last at Dispur Hospital, Guwahati on Sept 17 after a prolonged illness.
Besides her husband, she left behind two sons and three daughters. The Society members
conveyed their heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal
peace of the departed soul.
The Barah-Tayam Capital Complex Youth Welfare Association has also condoled the death
of Yakum Tayam and prayed for eternal peace of her departed soul.
Late R P Singh had joined the Forest Department as Forest Ranger in 1985. The year
of joining was wrongly mentioned as 1958 in place of 1985 in a news item published
in this daily on Sept 20 (Page-5). The inadvertent error is regretted.
11th session of fifth Legislative Assembly begins
Assembly pays rich tributes to departed leaders
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: The eleventh session of the Arunachal Pradesh Fifth Legislative
Assembly began at Naharlagun today.
On the first day of the four days long sitting, the Assembly paid rich tributes to
its former members of the Assembly - late Jomin Tayeng, late Lobsang Tsering, late
Donglo Sonam, late Niani Natung and late Wangnia Pongte, who passed way during this
While making obituary reference, Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong said the contributions
of late Jomin Tayeng as abled administrator and member of the Legislative Assembly
will always be a source of inspiration for the members and the people of state
as a whole.
A bureaucrat par excellence-turned politician Jomin Tayeng passed way after prolonged
illness on May 7 last at Guwahati. Born on Feb 1, 1944, late Jomin Tayeng was the
first IAS officer of the state and got elected to the fifth Legislative Assembly
Paying rich tribute to late Lobsang Tsering, a member of the first Arunachal Pradesh
Legislative Assembly from West Kameng district, the Speaker said in his demise
Arunachal Pradesh lost an abled Parliamentarian. Late Lobsang Tsering was elected
to the first Legislative Assembly of the State in March, 1990. He was Member of Estimate
Committee since 1990, became Member of Library Committee and Committee on Government
Assurances since 1991. Late Lobsang Tsering died on July 14 at the age of 71 at his
native village Dirang.
Recalling the contributions of former Bameng MLA late Donglo Sonam, who died after
prolonged illness at R.K Mission Hospital, Itanagar on April 11 last, the Speaker
said, late Sonam was a die-hard social worker and pioneer of social development.
The Speaker also fondly remembered the immense contributions of former ministers
Late Niani Natung and late Wangnia Pongte. Former Minister and senior Congress leader
Niani Natung breathed her last at a private hospital, Guwahati on August 31 morning.
Wangnia Pongte died in a road accident at Dhemaji in neighbouring Assam on June
Late Jomin Tayeng was a perfect people’s representative and a first generation administrator,
said Chief Minister Nabam Tuki while paying rich tribute to Late Tayeng. Recalling
his contributions, the Chief Minister said he was instrumental in suggesting the
then state chief minister to write to the Govt of India in making the tribal job
reservation quota raised from 15 to 80 percent. He was also the first Director of
Industries of Arunachal Pradesh. During his tenure, the Industries Department was
made a major Department. “His name will be written in golden letters in the history
of Arunachal Pradesh. His contributions and administrative capability will continue
to inspire the people of the state.”
Recalling the immense contribution of late Lobsang Tsering, the Chief Minister said
Late L Tsering was a seasoned politician and a social worker.
Describing late Donglo Sonam as one of the architects of modern Seppa, Tuki said
he was an active social worker, who dedicated his life in the service of the people.
He was also former Chairman of East Kameng Social Welfare and Cultural Organization
. Paying rich tribute to late Niani Natung, the Chief Minister said that late Natung
was prominent political leader and social worker. She was first woman minister from
the Nyishi community who worked for the welfare of the women and downtrodden people.
Late Wangnia Pongte was a born leader, prominent social worker and a politician par
excellence, said Tuki while recalling the contributions of Late Pongte. Late Pongte
fought for the development of Tutsa community and the state as a whole.
The members of the House including Laeta Umbrey, Tamiyo Taga, Phosum Khimhun, T.
N Thongdok, C.T Mein, Bosiram Siram, Setong Sena and Kumar Waii also recalled the
contributions of late leaders of the house and paid rich tributes. The house also
observed two minutes silence as a mark of respect to the departed souls. Later the
House was adjourned for the day after obituary reference.
Public hearing for Simang-I and Simang-II Hydro projects
PASIGHAT, Sept 20: “This will be a historical and significant day towards building
Arunachal Pradesh as a power house of the nation as envisioned by the policy makers
of the state”, said Nidhi Srivastava, Deputy Commissioner East Siang on the occasion
of public hearing for environmental clearance for Simang-I and Simang-II Hydro Electric
Project at Pareng and Rengo villages.
While appreciating the positive responses of the people she said the onus lies with
the people of Arunachal Pradesh to decide the faith of the future generation. She
welcomed the terms and conditions demanded by the locals and assured that this will
be forwarded to the Govt with utmost sincerity and all transparency will be maintained.
Decisions will be taken as per laid down rules of the govt. The district administration
is the facilitator of clearing all doubts and apprehensions and is responsible for
safeguarding the interest of the people. The DC also assured for safety and security
of the locals. She wanted that more interaction should be held so that the general
public have a clear view of the project. She wanted progressive ideas to be inculcated
and raise the standard of education in the society.
N. Tam, member secretary, APSPCB elaborated the provisions of EIA (Environmental
Impact Assessment) notification 2006 pertaining to environment clearance for developmental
projects and requirement of environmental public hearing there of. He explained
the provisions of the said notifications and said that the objective is to solicit
and record opinions, views, comments and objections of the people and the proceedings
to be submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Govt. of India. The ministry
will examine and scrutinize the views, comments and suggestions while processing
the application for environment clearance.
Manoj Kumar Gupta, President Adishankar Power Private Limited explained in detail
through power point presentation about the EIA and EMP. To minimize the adverse impact
elaborate environmental management plan has been drawn with appropriate budgetary
provisions, he said adding there will be added benefits with the project like promotion
of economic growth, creation of direct or indirect employment and business opportunities,
better communications, water treatment and supply, financial support to vulnerable
affected persons, fishing rights to the tribal families, benefits to the project
affected families through fix free supply of electricity, preference to local tribal
people in various categories of post subject to fulfillment of job requirement, merit
scholarship , local area development plan etc.
He further informed that the barrage which will be of 18 meters height only has been
designed earthquake resistant and various safety measures against flash flood has
been incorporated in it. Also there will be minimal disturbance to the aquatic life.
He further assured to abide by the policies and terms of the state Govt.
Taki Tatin SE (hydropower) who is an inhabitant of Pareng village opined that people
should weight the merit and demerit of the projects . He was optimistic that the
merit will overshadow the demerit. Hence people should utilize their good judgment
in this regard.
Panchayat leaders , Gao Buras, prominent and senior citizens and villagers put forward
their concerns and apprehensions. Simang Hydro Electric Project Assessment Committee
and Simang Hydro Electric Project Affected People’s Forum submitted memorandums highlighting
Biggest concern of the people was that Simang river has significant role in the lives
of the people in terms of socio-culture, socio-religion and socio-economy. It has
private ownership and therefore all wanted adequate compensation for it. They wanted
that the height of the barrage should not be raised beyond 18 meters as proposed
and all precautionary measures and protections to be kept ready
Taro Mize, ADC Boleng while thanking all for their wholehearted participation hoped
that the occasion will pave way for augmentation of rapid development in the area,
he assured more interactive and educative activities in the area for greater awareness
Former MP appeals for reconsideration of mega hydro projects
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: The former Member of Parliament and senior BJP leader Kiren Rijiju
has criticized the mess ‘created by state govt through visionless Hydro- Power Policy
and reckless signing of MoUs with power developers which is turning state into a
situation which is seen only in lawless states.’
Describing his recent experience former MP stated that surprisingly, wherever projects
are opposed by natives due to likely submergence and other environment impacts, it
is unduly pushed ahead. Whereas in smaller projects, which people are welcoming the
projects are delayed beyond comprehension.
“I had a meeting with Society Elites and project affected people's action committee
at Tato for Tato-II on 16th September' 2013. The people are anguished that after
the land was acquired and written commitment to pay compensation was made, no payment
is made. Due to which there is resentment and lost of life happened and people are
asking for returning of land back to the owners,” stated Kiren. “As the projects
are pending in the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest for want of clearance,
it is reported that heavy demand from the developers for election donation is placed
resulting in the pending of clearances. Already huge illegal up front money have
been paid to the politicians,” claimed BJP leader.
Further he advocated for execution of small and medium size projects which are abundant
in Arunachal after proper public hearing and due considerations of all issues. But
Mega Projects and especially those opposed by native people must be re-considered.
APSCW team conducts awareness campaign on crime against women
KHONSA, Sept 20: The Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) led by
its chairperson Gumri Ringu visited Khonsa for awareness campaign on crime against
women vis-à-vis securing women under PWDV Act, 2005. Speaking on the occasion, Ringu
urged the gathering, including Govt officers and panchayat leaders to be aware about
rights and welfare of the women. She appealed to all the officers particularly to
DC, SP, DD (ICDS) and PRI members to play a pro-active role in implementing the Acts
relating to women and child to deliver justice to them.
Radhilu Chai Techi, Vice Chairperson highlighted the power functioning activities
of the Commission through power point presentation. Earlier, Kamlesh Joshi, Deputy
Commissioner, highlighted the scenario in the district relating to women’s welfare.
Vikramjit Singh, Superintendent of Police informed about the legal provisions and
cases registered pertaining to women PWDV report of the district. He also informed
about shortly opening up of toll-free help line relating to filing of cases of crime
against women at Khonsa.
Hacham Bangsia, DD(ICDS), Khonsa also spoke on the occasion. The interaction with
the women welfare Association, NGOs, SHGs and PRIs were eye opening. The APSCW expressed
happiness over the situation of women in Tirap. DIPRO
Inter-cultural exchange prog marks 2nd day of Golden Jubilee Baane Solung
ROING, Sept 20: The second day of Golden Jubilee Baane Solung Celebration here today
was marked by Intercultural Exchange Programme by various communities/tribes.
Idu dance by cultural troupes from Ahaoli village of East Siang and children of Nanyi
Maria Kinter Garden School, Roing, Nyishi, Galo, Nepali dances mesmerized the gathering
which also signified unity among different ethnic groups of the region.
The Adi Tapu Dance (War Dance) by the Karko cultural troupe of Upper Siang enthralled
the audience while Aiye-Aiye by the Adi Women of the host district has mesmerized
Bolin Chetia, Parlimentary Secretary of Agriculture, Govt of Assam attended the programme
as the Chief Guest while Shiv Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Lower Dibang Valley as
the Guest of Honour.
Thrilled by the presentation of Intercultural Exchange Programme, Chetia lauded the
Organizing Committee for such emboldening programmme that has brought the people
of different communities together thereby strengthening the bond of love among the
communities within the district as well as with the neighbouring state. He said that
the traditional culture and customs reflect the identity of a community and tribe
and we must strive to keep this alive.
“Though we are separated by physical boundary, our age-old relations that exist from
time immemorial would always remain the same” he said.
He further said that the Sadiya Belt of Assam and Lower Dibang Valley District of
Arunachal Pradesh are lagging behind other district in various developmental aspects
due to bottleneck in road communication. However, this will no more be problem after
construction of bridge over Brahmaputra River between Sadiya and Dhola Ghat.
The bridge after completion would usher in rapid development in the region in industrial
sectors and also increase tourist inflow in the district. The people of the area
would be able to market their finished products in other parts of the state in Assam
once the road communication is improved.
Earlier, he released a book containing collections of Adi modern songs published
by Sanmoti Langkam.
B K Singh, Superintendent of Police, Roing while attending the function as the special
invitee said that the people of the state are lucky enough to be borne in the bosom
of pristine nature where as the people of plains India thirst to see and visit such
places. He further said that the state bonded with multi-ethnic groups with distinct
culture and traditions of its own makes it more beautiful and nice to place to visit.
He also requested to keep this rich cultural heritage alive and maintain brotherhood
among different tribes.
He further exhorted the youths to abstain from social evils like drugs.
Bassu Perme, Ex-MLA Dambuk narrated the origin, migration and history of Adi Community
in the state while Kanggo Tayeng, District Research Officer delivered a speech on
Preservation of Culture and Tradition. Ilo Libang, a senior citizen cum folk-tales
writer also spoke on the occasion.
The programme was also attended by Mrs Chetia, Deepti Apang, Gum Tayeng, W Tikhak,
ADC Roing besides host of dignitaries. DIPRO
Advocacy on HIV and voluntary blood donation at Ziro
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: One day advocacy meeting on HIV/AIDS mainstreaming and voluntary
blood donation was organized at Ziro today.
Speaking on the occasion, Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Marnya Ete stressed
on the role of Panchayat leaders in disseminating the message on HIV to the rural
population. He also emphasized on the role of Head of Departments in incorporating
HIV/AIDS in the work place policy.
He asked people to donate blood voluntarily as it is the highest form of altruism.
Expressing his concern over the huge ratio of 15,000: 5000 units of actual blood
requirement and blood donation in the state, he exhorted the health officials to
work in the areas to bridge the gap.
Ete said that the district administration will extend all cooperation for any kind
of health related activities so that people of the state are benefited.
District Medical Officer of Lower Subansiri, Dr. M Riba, while emphasing on mass
awareness about HIV as well as blood donation, said that correct information is important
so that people remain safe and aware about HIV.
For voluntary blood donation also, correct information only can motivate people to
come forward for blood donation.
Dr. Joram Kope, Pathologist, District Hospital, Lower Subansiri, through a power
point presentation highlighted the importance of voluntary blood donation. He also
clarified the frequently asked questions about Voluntary Blood Donation.
APSACS Deputy Director (IEC) Tashor Pali, who attended the programme as one of the
resource persons, stressed on the role of various government departments and NGOs
in the prevention and control of HIV in the state. He also emphasized on the key
strategy to implement a multi-sectoral response to expand coverage of prevention,
care support, treatment and services. Mainstreaming addresses both the direct and
indirect aspects of HIV and AIDS within the context of the normal functions of an
organization or community he added.
Dr. Nabam Budh, Deputy Director (Blood Safety), Koj Tara, Monitoring and Evaluation
Officer, APSACS, also spoke on the occasion.
CCLAPF calls on CS, urges for revocation of order
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: A team of Capital Complex Land Affected Peoples’ Forum (CCLAPF)
yesterday called on the state Chief Secretary and raised its strong objection to
the order (No. DAP/PEN/3/2001/561 Dtd. 17/06/2013) issued by the Development Commissioner
(Finance), Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh inter-alia mentioning that Govt. employees
shall obtain NOC from concern DC or Chief-Estate-Officer in order to clear their
retirement dues and promotion of service as well.
If at all the order in question is to be implemented, it should be with prospective
effect, and not with retrospective effect. This is because some of the Govt. employees,
who have occupied any Govt. properties or premises unintentionally well before the
issuance of this order cannot be made to suffer for no fault, justified CCLAPF.
“Had this order been implemented 10-20 years ago, perhaps the scenario would have
been different.” There are instances where the said order is affecting to the employees
who have nothing to do with this order, CCLAPF claimed.
“As such, imposing this order to employees who have already retired and who have
occupied some Govt. land much before the issuance of this order cannot be made liable
on them,” it said.
“Further, such order cannot be treated as fair, reasonable and acceptable to all,
which means that the order in question is contradictory to the CCS Conduct Rules”.
“Also there is a separate Act for land encroachment matter, i.e. “The Arunachal Pradesh
Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act, 2003” to deal with such
matter. Hence, the Executive order issued by the Development Commissioner (Finance)
cannot override the CCS Conduct Rules and “The Arunachal Pradesh Public Premises
(Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act, 2003,” the release claimed and urged the
state government to revoke the order /circular in question urgently and immediately
in the inertest of public.
Beside this, the team also reiterated its demand for conduct of uniform verification
to each and every sector/colony of Capital Complex in order to identify the actual
numbers of so called encroachment cases.
“We are strongly against any kind of demolition or removal of structure on the pretext
of eviction on any individual till appropriate decision is taken by the state government.
However, we are in favour of eviction on RoW under NH and any other important public
utility centres,” the release said.
Meanwhile, CCLAP claimed that the Chief Secretary has assured to look into the matter
and invited the team for another meeting preferably after the ongoing Assembly session.
The CCLAP team led by its Chairman Takam Dari Sojik was accompanied by AAPSU President
Kamta Lapung, Art & Culture Secretary Risso Kiagung and Asstt. IPR Secretary Challing
Yangpo, the release informed.
Hindi Diwas celebration at RGU concludes
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: The week-long Hindi Diwas celebration at Rajiv Gandhi University
(RGU) concluded with a colourful cultural night programme at the University’s auditorium
The Hindi Diwas (Hindi Saptahhe) was organised by the RGU Hindi Cell from September
14 with the objective to promote Hindi language in official work in all central governmeny
establishments, including RGU.
The closing ceremony which was held at the RGU Conference Halltoday was attended
by Vice Chancellor Prof. Tamo Mibang as chief guest, Boke Bagra, Announcer, AIR as
special guest and RGU Registrar, Dr. Rachob Taba as the guest of honour.
Attending the closing ceremony, RGU VC Prof. Tamo Mibang said that use of Hindi as
a link language in Arunachal Pradesh was very high as compared to other northeastern
states. The Vice Chancellor exhorted all to make genuine efforts to promote Hindi
language in Arunachal Pradesh.
Registrar, Dr. Rachob Taba said that Hindi language is widely used after local dialects
by the people of the state as medium of communication. He further said that electronic
media like television is also playing a big role in promotion of Hindi in the state.
Students, teachers and non-teaching staff of the university attended the function.
Prizes to the winners of various literary competitions, such as Spot Painting, Extempore
Speech, News Reading, Translation, Essay Writing and Self-Composed Poem organized
as part of the Hindi Diwas were also distributed on the occasion.
APCTA units stage dharna to protest against amended UGC regulations
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: Dera Natung Govt. College unit of Arunachal Pradesh College Teachers’
Association (APCTA) today staged a sit-in dharna in front of the college building
to extend support to the All India Federation of University & College Teachers’ Organization
(AIFUCTO) which has organized a massive rally at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi in support
of its charter of demands.
The AIFUCTO’s massive Rally was held to oppose the amended UGC Regulations 2013,
to demand for strengthening public funded education, control of private educational
institution, to oppose new pension scheme and also to demand democratization of management
of educational institutions and implementation of uniform retirement age as per UGC
The APCTA unit along with all the 58 faculty members of the college who are also
the members of AIFUCTO actively took part in the dharna by wearing black badges
and suspending all their classes from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm.
It is pertinent to mention here that a 5-member team of APCTA-CEC members headed
by Dr. Jommi Loyi attended the AIFUCTO rally at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi.
Dr. Loyi informed that more than 5000 members from almost all the states of the country
attended the rally.
The APCTA unit of Indira Gandhi Government College, Tezu also staged protest in the
college premises raising serious concern over the amended UGC regulations. The APCTA
units supported the massive rally of AIFUCTO at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi
Relief distributed to fire victims
DAPORIJO, Sept 20: Lok Sabha Youth Congress, Western Parliament President Dikto Yekar
distributed relief items, such as utensils to the victims of a fire accident that
broke out at Golden Market here on September 12.
A fire safety awareness programme was also conducted by the Youth Congress team under
the chairmanship of its president Yekar.
Expressing concern over frequent fire incident in Daporijo, he suggested all to take
utmost care and precautions to avoid fire accident.
While discouraging illegal electricity hooking considered as one of the major causes
of fire accident here, he suggested all to be careful while handling fire, lighting
candle or kerosene lamps.
He appealed to the higher authority to provide relief to all the affected families
and those students, who have lost their original CBSE marksheets and textbooks during
Meanwhile, police has detained a person, who allegedly set the houses at Golden market
on fire on August 12, following a complaint lodged by the victims of the colony.
The fire victims have appealed to the authority concerned to award exemplary punishment
to the culprit.
---- Readers Forum ----
Arunachal Aung newspaper is a good beginning
Through your esteemed daily I would like to draw the attention of the intellectuals
of the state with ardent plea to the linguists, writers, authors and editors of Arunachal
Pradesh. This implies to the use of the word ‘Arunachal’ in the linguistic and cultural
context of the inhabitants.
Few days ago, I had a glimpse of a news paper in local dialect. The name of the paper
is, ‘Arunachal Aung’. At first sight, I was happy to see it. Immediately I started
reading it. I could understand most of the meanings of the news items, though it
was not the language that I spoke. Actually I was enjoying reading it loud.
Later as I digested everything, I drifted into seriousness of the title of the news
paper. What exactly the words ‘Arunachal Aung’ meant. I understood it as, ‘Arunachal
language or Arunachal word’. This understanding may not be correct, but the term
Arunachal kept me thinking.
Some months ago, in a language workshop conducted by the Department of Tribal Studies
of RGU, many of the local linguists or local writers had some interactions. Most
of them had some desire for one common Tani Language. How far this may be possible,
it is the future that may reveal. But the idea was welcoming, though it was not the
agenda of the workshop. If this is success, then it will surely be a one unifying
chord for entire Tani Clans.
Now if a particular dialect of a section of society takes the name of ‘Arunachal’,
will it have some ill effects or good effects? Whatever may be the name, for my opinion,
the Arunachal Aung is a good beginning. I would like the editors to go for a general
intellectual poll for the name or the title of the paper since it involves lingual,
social and cultural issue of the vast tribes of the state when using the state’s
This is my own personal opinion and it does not in any way involve any other person,
persons, society or clan’s implications.
Delay in tender result
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of Home Minister
of Arunachal Pradesh and the Director General of Police of the State towards non-publication
of the results of the tender floated by AIG of Police (E), Govt, of Arunachal Pradesh
vide Memo. no. PHQ (PRQV)-01/20I3-14, Dated: 10th April’ 2013 and opened on 3rd June’
As per the established norms the results of the tender should have been declared
on the same date. However it is mysterious that even after lapse of more than 03
(Three) months, the result have not been declared causing unnecessary delay for the
reasons best known to the concerned authority. Hence, the higher authorities should
immediately look into the matter to do the needful for transparent disposal of the
Actual land affected people becomes victim of nepotism
As one of the bonafide youth of Pakke Kessang area I would like to extend my full
support to the Article published on 19th of this month by Mr. Nabam Budh Hina and
3(three) more persons. They informed in details about how the genuine land affected
owners of Pakke Kessanf were deprived while making compensation payment of Trans
Arunachal Highway recently. And whatever the statement they made in the article is
It's a fact that because of the continuous effort made by the land department, they
could manage to make the payment of TAH but it is also true that the payment were
not made as per the guidelines of highway compensation. And at the end of disbursement
of compensation people came to know that nepotism and favoritism have been done while
making payment. The total amount which was actually sanctioned for genuine land affected
owners were given to those who do not have even a single piece of properties along
the proposed highway and they are also none other than their relatives. Thus, lot
of corruption took place while making highway compensation payment whereas the real
affected property owners are crying for the aid.
One of the most sadden thing is that after repeated pleas placed before concerned
authority for the redressal of genuine grievances instead of solving the matter,
the LRSO of East Kameng District utters that filing of case in the court in this
regard is of no use and this statement is totally against the 1st fundamental Right
of the country which gives the right to seek for justice in the court.
That’s why; the poor and helpless property affected owners who are mostly illiterate
are waiting for the day when earth cutting work starts in the proposed highway. At
times they will be guarding their own properties in order to save them and for that
they are ready to sacrifice even their precious lives as a challenge to the concern
authority for denying their repeated pleas.
Therefore, I on behalf of the land and property affected people of Pakke Kessang,
Passa Valley and Pijeriang would like to appeal our local MLA to look into the matter
and bring some fruitful outcomes before it is too late.
When will PWD declare its written exam result of UDC/LDC which was conducted on 27th
April & 1st June of this year? It has been almost four month and I think it is enough
for any department to complete their recruitment process. The other organizations
such as National Insurance, SBI, Education department which conducted their result
either on same date or after it had already completed their recruitment process.
This is a world of 21st century where everything is happening so fast but this kind
of delay create doubt in the mind of people and simultaneously discourage the mass
aspirants. I am humbly requesting PWD department of AP to declare the written result
and prevent themselves from unnecessary allegation and prejudice.
---- Editorial ----
Cannabis production rises in Afghan
While the total area of Afghan farmland used for cannabis cultivation fell by 17
percent in 2012, there was still an eight per cent rise in the overall production
of cannabis compared to 2011, according to a report released by the United Nations
drug and crime agency and the country’s Ministry of Counter-Narcotics.
The report, Afghanistan: Survey of Commercial Cannabis Cultivation and Production
2012, noted that the main reason for the increase in production despite the decline
in cultivation was better yields by the cannabis, locally known as ‘garda,’ compared
to the previous year.
The survey, which covered 16 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces where commercial cannabis
cultivation had been observed or reported in past surveys, estimated that most of
the cannabis cultivation concentrated in the southern provinces of Afghanistan, accounting
for some 54 per cent, and, to a lesser extent, in the east and north of the country.
In 2012, the national average of garda yield was 136 kilograms per hectare, an increase
of 21 per cent compared to 2011, which experienced a yield of 112 kilograms per hectare.
The 2012 yield levels came close to the high experienced in 2009 of 145 kilograms
The joint report – prepared by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Ministry
and the fourth since 2009 – stated that another reason for the reduction in cultivation
was “a strictly enforced ban by provincial authorities,” which was imposed because
“cannabis fields seemed to have been used by insurgent groups as hiding places.”
The report also said the reduction in overall cultivation was partly because of a
“dramatic decline” in the southern province of Uruzgan which had only about 100 hectares
of land under cannabis cultivation in 2012, down from about 1,000 hectares in 2011.