ITANAGAR, Oct 17: Gumjum Haider, former General Secretary of All Arunachal Pradesh
Students’ Union (AAPSU) and Secretary General of North East Students’ Organization
(NESO) has joined the regional party, People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA).
In the joining ceremony held here yesterday, while explaining why he decided to join
a regional political party, Haider said, “unlike many student leaders who have opted
for national political parties, I have decided to do otherwise as national political
parties have always treated the peripheral states and the people of North East as
sub-servant to their own interest, only a regional party can do justice to the hopes
and aspirations of these sidelined people.” Promising to work dedicatedly for the
party, he said, taking ahead my hopes and aspiration, I will dedicate myself for
the welfare of the people. PPA will soon be on the top, he added.
Bana-to-Seppa bandh called
ITANAGAR, Oct 17: Bana Pompoli Area Trans-Highway Affected Welfare Committee (BPATHAWC)
has called 48-hr Bana to Seppa bandh from October 22 in protest against non-fulfillment
of its charter demands.
BPATHAWC, in its letter to East Kameng Deputy Commissioner demanded immediate cancellation
of work /supply order to outside contractors, for shifting/erection of electric poles
under Arunachal Trans- Highway (NH-229) from new-Sopung to Hari bridge point, early
release of pending compensation to the affected people of Bana to Pompoli, re-measurement
of some structure and lands which were left during survey/measurement. The Committee
further threatened to launch indefinite strike from the first week of November if
the authority can not fulfill the demands.
It also demanded SIT/CB1 inquiry into the alleged ‘Bogus Payment’ made by LRSO within
Jurisdiction of New-Sopung Hari Bridge Point, Seppa.
Forum for reassessment of land and properties
ITANAGAR, Oct 17: Highlighting the grievances of the trans-Arunachal Highway affected
people in regard to land compensation, particularly from Nechipu to Hoj, the 12th
Pakke Kessang Land Affected People’s Forum (PKLAPF) today claimed that the fact
finding committee constituted to look into alleged embezzlement of land compensation
fund did not visit the affected village so far and start their works. Therefore,
the Forum in a memorandum addressed to Deputy Commissioner appealed him to constitute
a committee to re-assess and scrutinize the compensation process.
Further claiming that land affected people have not been served notice for claims
and objections which is mandatory under Land Acquisition Act, 1894, the Forum reiterated
that a new committee be constituted for verification and scrutinization of land
and properties of the actual affected people in the aforesaid area. It also appealed
the authority to suspend the highway road works until the matter is resolved in
greater interest of the land affected people.
ROING, Oct 17: A double unit SPT residential buildings of one Nyoto Megu of Kangkong
village was completely burnt down to ashes last night at around 10.30 hours. Fire
also devoured house-old properties worth 26.54 lakh including kitchen items, furniture,
blankets, valuable ornaments and important documents. The cause of the fire was
not known. DIPRO
PWD store gutted in fire
YINGKIONG, Oct 17: PWD Yingkiong Division official sources informed that PWD stored
located at the Gandhi Bridge point right back was gutted by fire accident at around
6:30 pm yesterday where in properties worth around 10 lakhs have been damaged. DIPRO
State Level Veteran Cup Football Tournament
Naharlagun Utd to meet E&K in opener
ITANAGAR, Oct 17: Inaugural match of the first State Level Veteran Cup Football Tournament-2013
for 30 and above will be held between Naharlagun United and E&K at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium,
Naharlagun on October 19.
Other teams which confirmed their participation are, Siang United, Kameng Veteran,
Arunachal United, Ward No. 25, Officers Sports Club and Legislative Assembly of State.
Know your army
SEPPA, Oct 17: A know your army event was organised by the army unit of Missamari
division at Govt. Hr. Secondary School, Bazarline, Seppa today. The event was organised
as a part of spreading awareness among the children and youth of the town. The
children took active interest in knowing about the functioning of army and the equipment
used by them, various equipments such as communication direction finders, satellite
system & basic weapons were displayed to arose the interest of the children & the
youth. Pamphlets specifying the types of entries in Indian Army & the procedure were
distributed to children & School authorities. At the end of the event sweet were
distributed to the children which were cherished by them such as events organised
Indian Army are very educative & secure of motivation for the youth, this part of
the country. The town authorities & school staff are thankful to Indian army & look
forward to such interaction in the future also. DIPRO
Four shops gutted
ITANAGAR, Oct 17: Four shops in a RCC building attached with kitchen, living rooms
and fair price shop (FPS) were burnt down in a devastating fire in the intervening
night of October 14 at Nampong main market.
Properties worth lakhs of rupees, including PDS and MDM rice for Nampong circle,
clothes and other grocery items, IMFL etc were burnt to ashes in the inferno, informed
Jairampur ADC in a release.
Public, Govt. officials and CRPF personnel immediately rushed to the spot but nothing
could be saved from devastating fire.
However, there was no loss of life in the fire. Police has started investigation
to ascertain the cause of fire.
ADC Kento Riba today visited the spot, interacted with the victims and provided Rs.2000
each to the victims as immediate relief. A board has also been constituted under
the chairmanship of Nampong SDO for assessment of properties lost in the inferno.
“The fire could have been tamed had there been a fire brigade either at Nampong or
Jairampur,” the ADC said.
LBSU appeals for early resettlement of flood affected villagers
ITANAGAR, Oct 17: Lotong Banggo Students’ Union (LBSU), in a memorandum, has appealed
to the Namsai Additional Deputy Commissioner to take necessary step for resettlement/
rehabilitation of 2004 flood victims of Mabira, Morapat and Mazgaon of Chowkjiam
Lamenting that the Govt. had not taken any initiative for resettlement of the flood
affected people despite repeated pleas in the form of memorandum, LBSU urged the
ADC to take up the matter with the department concerned for quick rehabilitation
of the affected people.
The students’ union claimed that a memorandum in this regard was submitted to the
Chief Minister in 2006, but nothing has been initiated so far.
As per Govt. notification, the LBSU informed that the three villages are no more
suitable for human settlement.
According to the release, the villagers have been struggling for their survival since
their villages were ravaged by flood.
Training and workshop for teachers conducted
DAPORIJO, Oct 17: A 3 days In-service Training cum workshop in ‘Developing Low Cost
Teaching Aids in Mathematics and Science’ for Junior Teachers and Assistant teachers
of Upper Subansiri district was successfully conducted at DIET, Daporijo. The programme
was formally inaugurated by Shri Rilo, District Programme Officer (RMSA) and Shri
Senior lecturer, Srinivasan presented a detailed report on the activities of the
DIET, Daporijo. Different kinds of low cost teaching aids were taught to the participants
by resource persons Dr. U. C. Ishwar and S. B. Singh. The participants enthusiastically
learnt to develop the low cost teaching aids which according to them were useful
and will ultimately be used in their classroom transactions when they go back to
their respective schools.
The participants expressed their satisfaction over the training and said that such
workshops should be conducted from time to time for the benefit of the teachers.
Kojin visits Upper Siang as E-roll observer
YINGKIONG, Oct 17: The Commissioner Agriculture and Horticulture department Hage
Kojin, visited Yingkiong as Electoral Roll observer for Upper Siang District on 16
and 17 October.
Kojin had a separate meeting with the DC-cum-DEO Shri Liyon Borang with EROs/AEROs
and district Election staff at Circuit house on 16th last and he had minutely observed
all the necessary documents, Electoral processes to know about whether it was done
as per instructions from the Election Commission of India from time to time. The
E/Roll observer had a meeting with DEO,EROs,AEROs, District Election staffs and representative
of respective political parties and discussed with them about the appointment of
BLAs, double entry of electoral rolls and DE-duplication etc. Shri Kojin instructed
the BLOs to enter the names of voters in electoral rolls only after door to door/
household spot verification to avoid all illegalities like double entry, duplication
etc. The E/Roll observer also visited some polling booths in Yingkiong Town and nearby
areas during his visit. DIPRO
Patriotic song competitions
ITANAGAR, Oct 17: Sanskar Bharati Arunachal Pradesh organized Lower Subansiri district
level patriotic song competition “E Mere Watan Ke Logo” in collaboration with campus
India educational consultancy, Lower Subansiri on October 15 at Frontier Higher Secondary
All total 50 young budding artistes from various corner of the district were participated
in the competition.
Royam Murtem of VKV Ziro, Tana Apu of St. John Bosco School Yachuli and Sunil Dorjee
of Padilailang Memrial School, Hapoli were adjusdged first, second and third respectively.
They will represent Lower Subansiri in the state level competition Sarhad Ko Swaranjali
2013 to be held in the first week of November at Itanagar.
In another district level patriotic song competition conducted at Abo Tani Manch,
Seppa organised by East Kameng Artist Society, Anand Jikhio, Memak Tok and Purnima
Gyadi won the first, second and third prizes respectively. They will represent East
Kameng in the state level competition to be held in Itanagar during November.
Govt. committed to make PR bodies vibrant and effective: Byaling
PASIGHAT, Oct 17: ‘Govt. is committed to make the Panchayati Raj system vibrant and
effective’ said Tanga Byaling Minister (Power, RD & PR). For this purpose a new finance
commission has been set up for financial power devolution, he added. The minister
was speaking on the occasion of Review & Sensitization cum training programme of
newly elected PRI leaders.
He appealed all the PRI members to be sincere, dedicated and to be aware of their
power and functions so that they can make the local self government effective.
Narrating the contributions of visionary leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi,
Daying Ering who felt that real democracy can be attained when the common man actively
participate in the governance, the minister wanted that proper planning should be
initiated from the bottom. They should contribute in creating a healthy society and
help people to lead hygienic life for which they have to exploit the convergent programmes.
Due to lack of knowledge the benefits of the government programs are not exploited.
Hence the sensitization programme is being taken up in a big way. He appealed them
to take advantage of the programme and equip themselves for imparting their duties
and responsibilities more effectively. The minister informed that formalities for
regular payment of salaries to the DRDA staff and enhancement of fund under MNREGA
is under process.
Byaling said that peace and harmony are the pre requisite condition for development.
He informed that Arunachal has the potential of becoming the power house of the nation.
Setting of Hydropower projects will help in generating huge revenue which can be
used for developing the state. It will also boost tourism and solve unemployment.
This is the only solution to chronic power shortage in the state. Hence he appealed
all to co-operate and encourage setting up of Hydropower Projects in the state. He
also informed that efforts are being put in to improve power supply in Pasighat .
Ninnong Ering, Union MOS ( Minority Affairs ) said that the enthusiasm and the interest
shown by the PRI members was very encouraging. The knowledge gained in the program
will help them function better in the grassroot level. Their contribution will help
in good governance of the Government. Visions of great leaders like Rajiv Gandhi
and good programs of the UPA government have to reach the real needy people through
them, the Union Minister added. He appreciated the active participant of the lady
PRI members and hoped their participation will help to create a better and developed
MLA Tako Dabii said that the real planner will be the Panchayat leaders. If all people
shoulder their responsibilities and carry out their duties devotedly, definitely
a developed and a better society can be created. All should have love and compassion
for the common man then they can discharge their duties effectively. He also said
that peace, harmony and development goes together. He wanted more co-operation and
cordination amongst the departments and the PRI members. Dabii also emphasized on
the importance of revenue generation.
Rajesh Panyang ADC cum DPDO while welcoming all, hoped that the sensitization program
would be of immense help to the PRI members.
Kaling Dai ZPC and other PRI members also spoke on the occasion. They submitted a
memorandum seeking fund for construction of office building for ZPC, Zilla Parishad
Cottage, maintenance of village roads, payment for salary/honorarium for contractual
staffs in CPZP and DPDO offices and creation of post for computer operator, peons,
chowkidar, driver etc.
Power point presentations on Panchayat Raj, its evolution and functions, programmes,
other convergent programs etc. were presented by T. Ette Secy.(PHED) Kemo Lollen,
Director (Panchayat) and K. Dulom, Director (RD). The sensitization cum training
programme was led by Nyabit Ette, Director (SIRD).
Earlier while attending the review meeting of the RD programmes in the District,
Tanga Byaling wanted the RD functionaries to be more active and dedicated. They have
to impart more information and education to the PRI members and rural masses . Quality
of works have to be maintained and all formalities like photography, signboard and
submission of UCs etc. have to be done properly said the minister.
Nidhi Srivastava, DC East Siang, said that the enlightening interactive session will
help the RD functionaries . The modalities , especially in the convergent programmes
have been understood better by the officers and she hoped that they will work with
more enthusiasm and renewed vigor hoped the DC.
The Minister also inspected the existing Anchal Samity assets in Pasighat. These
consist of builds on rent and for meats sheds for which Oni Tamuk , Anchal Chairperson
Bogong II submitted a memorandum seeking fund for their repair and maintenance. DIPRO
Cong candidate Gum Tayeng elected unopposed
ITANAGAR, Oct 17: Former school teacher Gum Tayeng has been declared elected uncontested
after withdrawal of nomination by independent candidate Mulluku Tacho today for Dambuk
The Election Commissioner of India had issued notification on October 7 announcing
bye-election to 42nd Dambuk (ST) Assembly Constituency which had fallen vacant due
to death of sitting MLA Jomin Tayeng.
Up to the last date of filling nomination on October 14 only two candidates filed
nominations papers. Gum Tayeng had filed 4 sets of nominations from Indian National
Congress and another candidate Mulluku Tacho filed one set of nomination as Independent.
All the nominations were scrutinized and found valid by the Returning Officer. On
the last date of withdrawal of nomination today, the independent candidate Mulluku
Tacho has withdrawn his candidature.
Stephen Hongray, IA & AS, Expenditure Observer and Ashok Kumar, IAS, General Observer
appointed by the Election Commission of India were present in the district to oversee
all the Election process.
Gum Tayeng, (about 70), wife of former Dambuk MLA and retired IAS officer Late Jomin
Tayeng did her Pre-University College from Lady Keane College, Shillong in the year
1962 and after completion of education she served as a school teacher for few years.
Deputy Commissioner Shiv Kumar who is also the Returning Officer for 42nd Dambuk
(ST) Assembly Constituency bye-Election handed over the Certificate of Election to
her in his office chamber, according to Roing DIPRO/ other official source.
NHPC to modify Subansiri dam design, add safety measures
Guwahati, Oct 17: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said a Centre-appointed
expert panel has suggested additional safety measures in the construction of the
stalled Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project by NHPC.
The central decision was conveyed in a letter by the Union Minister of State for
Power Jyotiraditya Scindia earlier this week, Gogoi told reporters here.
"As per the recommendation of Thatte Committee, an independent Dam Design Review
Panel (DDRP) was formed. It has proposed some additional safety measures in the construction
of the dam. Now, NHPC has been asked to modify the design of the dam," the Chief
The DDRP examined issues like foundation competency, seismic aspect, dam design and
existing ground conditions, Gogoi said.
He said the Power Ministry had accepted the recommendations and asked NHPC to proceed
Scindia further informed Gogoi that NHPC would implement recommendations of the Joint
Steering Committee to mitigate the downstream impact at a cost of about Rs 470 crore.
On allocation of power to Assam, the letter said "the Technical Experts Committee
appointed by the Planning Commission to examine technical aspects of the project
has recommended that Assam be given first charge on the 300 MW of unallocated power
in addition to the already allocated power of 208 MW of paid and 25 MW of free power."
The construction work of the ambitious 2,000 MW project on the Subansiri river has
been stalled after protests by locals and many organisations, mainly by RTI activist
Akhil Gogoi-led Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti. .
Gogoi said Scindia had also referred to the delay in the construction due to agitation
and asked the Assam government to expedite the work.
The project, located at Lower Subansiri in Arunachal Pradesh, near North Lakhimpur
on the border of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, is the biggest hydroelectric project
undertaken in the country so far. The cost of the project was estimated to be around
Rs 6,285 crore and scheduled to be commissioned in December 2012.
However, strong protests were lodged by various groups on the issues of safety and
Earlier NHPC had constituted an Expert Group consisting of experts from IIT Guwahati,
Gauhati University and Dibrugarh University to study the downstream impact after
Assam government expressed concerns.
To check the structural safety of the dam, the Planning Commission had appointed
a two-member Technical Experts Committee to study the technical reports of the Expert
Further, as desired by Assam government, a Joint Steering Committee was formed by
NHPC in 2011 to suggest feasible and practicable remedial measures in the downstream
areas with reference to Expert Group's recommendations along with issues related
to flood, bank erosion and sediment control.PTI
24 hours Capital bandh cripples normal life
ITANAGAR, Oct 17: The Normal life came to a standstill today following 24-hour capital
bandh called by Students Union Movement of Arunachal (SUMA).
SUMA called the bandh in protest against the state government's failure to fulfill
its demands. It has been demanding immediate cancellation of Joint High Power Committee
constituted for issuance of PRC to non-APST residing in Arunachal Pradesh and its
decision to grant citizenship right to Chakma-Hajong refugees residing at Diyun in
Changlang district, prevent implementation of Minority Bill (Scheme) and impose sanction
against formation of the regional political party of NPF in the state.
The bandh was observed in Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas as business
and commercial establishments, educational institutions, private and central government
offices remained closed while attendance in state government offices remained thin.
Vehicles remained off the road except a few state transport buses which plied with
escort, magistrate on duty, ambulances and police vans.
The bandh, which began at 5 am in the morning, remained peaceful with no untoward
incidents till the filing of the report.
SP Capital Incharge Nabam Gungte said, “There were reports of some youths trying
to snatch the car keys of people trying to come out during the evening time and also
of stone pelting but no damages. However, the police intervened and the situation
Earlier, SUMA led by its president Biri Tabing and many supporters took out mass
procession from Nyokum Lapang here till Chimpu during the first half of the day.
SP asks students to abstain from drugs
ITANAGAR, Oct 17: As part of the on-going opium abuse awareness campaign in Longding,
Longding Superintendent of Police (SP) Rajesh Kumar today visited Pungcho area and
had meeting with the students of the higher secondary school, the ZPM, ASMs and GBs
During the meeting the SP told the students to concentrate only on their studies
and abstain from using any kinds of drugs. They were also told to press upon their
parents not to produce or consume opium.
The elected representatives were very much enthusiastic and willing to work for eradicating
the opium menace.
The villagers of Pungchao and Bonia have already resolved not to cultivate poppy
and consume opium any more, the SP claimed in the release. They expressed the need
to work on alternative source of income as opium is being sown for ages in the area.
They also desired that inflow of Opium from Mynmar be stopped, the release added.
The area has witnessed reduced incidence of opium cultivation in the last one year,
the SP observed.
‘Jivan Suraksha’ agents demand arrest of ‘fraudsters’
ITANAGAR, Oct 17: The agents of Jivan Suraksha Consultant and Real Estate Developers
Ltd allies Sri Sri Hire Purchase Group & Finance Ltd. have expressed strong resentment
over non-arrest of the officials of the fraudulent private financing company, who
have looted crores of rupees from its innocent customers from across the state.
The poor agents of the bogus company, in a release, informed that they have been
constantly receiving life threats from the customers of the company to return their
deposits. Some of them have even snatched household items/properties of the agents
for failing to return their money.
Although Itanagar and Naharlagun police has registered cases against the company,
its managing director Luhit Senapati, director Chaurajit Senapati, regional director
Bipul Borah and other official, including the Sale Training Management (STM), Branch
Manager (BM) Naharlagun, Accountant (Naharlagun) and Branch Manager (Ita.) a year
ago after they received FIRs from the agents no breakthrough has been made so far
to arrest the accused by Police, they lamented.
They alleged that the investigating agency did not make any effort to arrest the
culprits despite it was provided with all necessary information of the accused that
can lead to their arrest, such as working mobile phone number, nine Saving Bank A/c
No. of the accused, registration numbers four of vehicles used by them with driving
licenses numbers, company PAN Card number, PAN Card number of accused, e-mail Id,
company RBI Regd. Certificate, photos of the Accused, residential address, relatives
mobile number, Company Plan Profile etc.
They claimed that then Capital SP Surendra Kumar had assured during March this year
that the accused will be brought to book immediately. But his assurance remained
unfulfilled even after 150 days, they rued.
Youths are the future of nation: CM
NIRJULI, Oct 17: Youths are the future of nation, hope for tomorrow, said Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki while addressing the valedictory function of the State level
Youth leadership camp ‘Vijay Hi Vijay’ at Nirjuli yesterday.
In his keynote address, Tuki, while lauding Vivekananda Kendra for rendering yeomen
services to the people of rural area of Arunachal Pradesh through value based education
& services, said that his Government is seriously thinking to sharpen the skill
and talents of youths in the state.
Referring to the recently concluded job mela wherein more than 10 thousand youths
participated, the Chief Minister also urged the youths to take full advantage of
the Mukhya Mantri Tourist Vikash Yojana and lead a dignified life. He stated that
the need of the hour is to change the attitude of youths.
Tuki also distributed the Prize money with mementoes and certificates to the 8 top
winners of State level essay competition. Happy Sonam, Bani Pertin and Gyati Ampi
of Dera Natung Govt College, Itanagar won the 1st, second and 3rd prize respectively.
In his address, Joram Begi, Prant Pramukh of Vivekananda Kendra and Director Higher
and Technical Education delivered a brief report on year long celebration of “150th
Birth Anniversaries of Swami Vivekananda (2013-2014) all over Arunachal Pradesh.
Advocate Pritam Taffo, Shibir Pramukh highlighted the activities of four days mega
Er. S. Sumnyan ,SE, Highway and Yuva Shakti Aayam Pramukh also spoke on the occasion.
During morning session Er. L. Khimun, E.E.(Power) and Secretary General of Rangfraa
Faith Promotion Society delivered on the Topic: “Development Through Culture. Present
on the occasion were Parliamentary Secretary(UD, Land Management) Padi Richo and
Nabam Atum, President of 150th Birth Anniversaries of Swami Vivekananda celebration
committee and others.
Inter-district Karate C’ship cum drugs abuse awareness camp
ITANAGAR, Oct 17: The first inter-district karate do championship was organized by
All Anjaw Karate Do Association (AAKA) at Hawai, Anjaw from October 14 to 16.
Besides promoting karate in Anjaw, the championship aimed at creating awareness about
harmful effects of drugs abuse among the youths.
Lohit Karate-Do Association won the title of overall champion by bagging highest
Mayeso Pul, Chairman, Human Rights Cell, APCC (I) and Kathamso Pul, Chairman, Bazaar
Committee, Hawai attended the concluding function as chief guest and guest of honour
respectively and distributed prizes to the winners.
Earlier on the inaugural function, Anjaw DCC president S Ngi appealed players to
draw inspiration from great sportspersons and strive for excelling in their chosen
events. He further advised the young karatekas not to misuse Karate, the art of self
defense and avoid drugs.
Lasum Pul, Chairman, Watong Welfare Society also attended the inaugural function.
President, AAKA thanked all for their help and cooperation in making the championship
a grand success.
In total 86 karate player participated in the championship, according to an AAKA
District level vigilance and monitoring committee meeting
SEPPA, Oct 17: A one day coordination cum 12th District Level Vigilance and Monitoring
Committee meeting was conducted at Seppa today. Chaired by the Deputy Commissioner
Tarin Dakpe, the meeting was attended by the MLAs of the district, PRI leaders, heads
of departments and administrative officers.
The issue of crime and law and order in the district was discussed at length in the
first session of the day.
Apang Tamut, SP Seppa, differentiated between the strategies to be adopted in individual,
‘everyday’ crimes such as theft, robbery or murder, and offences committed in the
course mass agitations or riots
Tapuk Taku, MLA, 10-Seppa East called for curbing clan or group-based breach of law
and order and quick responses in the case such occurrences. Tani Loffa, MLA , 11-Seppa
West exhorted all political and elected leaders to eschew the practice of supporting/bailing
out arrestees indiscriminately.. Kumar Waii, MLA, 08-Bameng called upon the religious
and community leaders to instill value among the youth. He also spoke in favour of
welfare measures for police personnel, as well as suggesting for increased fitness
and discipline in the police force. Tame Yangfo, former MLA and the first from the
district insisted on honesty from government officials and rectitude from the police
personnel to guide the populace.
Meyuk Cheda, ZPC called on the panchayat fraternity to take up the responsibility
within their areas for tackling crime and aid in the upkeep of law and order. Tachi
Taku, President, East Kameng Socio-Welfare and Cultural Organisation (EKSWCO) spoke
on the need for information of crimes to the police without fear, as well as quicker
trials and disposal of cases to act as deterrents for habitual criminals.
Other speakers included ZPMs, representatives of the Nyishi Elite Society (NES) district
unit, East Kameng Chamber of Commerce & Industries (EKCC&I), Bazaar Welfare Committee
(BWC) Seppa and government officers. They suggested various measures and strategies
to make East Kameng safer, especially for the business community and government servants,
and to strengthen the mechanism of law and order.
The post-lunch session of the day, namely the 12th District Level Monitoring Committee
meeting focused on the various government departments in the district. Heads of Department
presented status reports on their current situation, the working of the departments,
and the status of implementation and progress of programmes and schemes. This was
followed by an interaction of the HoDs with the MLAs in attendance. The presentations
and discussion afforded an articulation of strategies to increase efficiency and
combat challenges in the development of East Kameng. DIPRO
Tafragam Football Club win 2nd Challenger Trophy
ITANAGAR, Oct 17: Tafragam Football Club won the Second Challenger Trophy Football
Tournament, 2013 defeating Khoraliang Football Club in the final at Tezu on October
15. The winning and runners up teams were awarded cash prizes along with trophies.
Sosil Tayang and Ageso Gam, both from Tafragam Football Club were adjudged best and
player and best goalkeeper of the tournament while Toke Miso of Danglat Football
Club became the highest scorer with seven goals in his kitty.
‘Discipline Team’ awards went to Telluliang Football Club while Bilopso Kri of Govt
Sec. School, Tezu team was given consolation prize along with trophy for his outstanding
The concluding ceremony was attended by Parliamentary Secretary (PHED & WS) Karikho
Kri, who gave away the trophy and prizes to the winners.
District Sports Officer Mala Lingi also attended the closing ceremony.
In total, 17 teams from different clubs and organizations participated in the Tournament
which was started on September 23, informed Lohit District Olympic Association, the
organizer of the tournament.
Lohit Deputy Commissioner Rajeev Takuk and DMO Dr. Karrik Basar inaugurated the tournament
as chief guest and guest of honour on September 23.
This year’s APPSC prelim exam was conducted very late in comparison to last year’s
exam. But from source it is learnt that main exam is going to be conducted in same
time i.e in the month of December. It is also learnt from the source that there
will be three years gap after this year’s APPSCCE 2013. Many candidates’ service
age will be over next year. So those and other candidate wish to give their best
this time, Main exam is not a cup of tea. No one prepares for main exam without appearing
in prelims exam. After appearing prelims ,one starts to prepare for main exam. For
peliminery exam we got around eight months and if main exam is conducted in the month
of December, we will have only two months for main exam. In this short period it
is not possible make a good preparation.
Form the source it is learnt that commission is planning to conduct exam in the month
of December because of accommodation issue . In this regard we would like to tell
the concerned authorities that in the month of January –February various school will
remain vacant after state board exam, so there will be no problem of accommodation.
Therefore, we appeal and beg to Commission to please give us at least four months
time or conduct exam in January last or in first February.
Tajum Okang &
Nobin Jamoh deserves more than moral support
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the kind attention
towards Nobin Jamoh who has been disdain. He is a prominent Karate player that helped
our state reach the heights in the sports activities like Karate. Through his impregnable
myriad victory he proved himself as a praiseworthy state representative, yet he hasn't
Despite the fact that media persons have made abounding efforts to revamp him and
confer him titular there hasn't been any satisfactory endeavor towards Nobin Jamoh
from our govt. side. So, I request all the bureaucrats and power holders to commend
such an inestimable jewel of our state by conferring him and extol him for future
by providing him the utmost infrastructural as well as moral boost.
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Water holds key to sustainable development
The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the vital role of water in sustainable
development, highlighting in particular its importance with regard to food security,
climate change and sanitation.
"Water holds the key to sustainable development. We need it for health, food security
and economic progress," Ban had said in his opening remarks at the Budapest Water
Summit. He noted that by 2030, nearly half the global population could be facing
water scarcity and demand could outstrip supply by 40 per cent. "We must address
unsustainable use… We must use what we have more equitably and wisely. We cannot
expect governments to do this alone. Guaranteeing a water secure world will require
the full engagement of all actors, not least the world of business."
Ban noted that agriculture is by far the largest user of freshwater, and there is
growing urgency to reconcile its demands with the needs of domestic and industrial
uses, especially energy production.
Climate change, he continued, poses the risk of diminished water supplies in much
of the world. "We must make sure that water remains a catalyst for cooperation not
conflict among communities and countries," Ban said.
The Secretary-General said water and sanitation are obviously central to efforts
to achieve the MDGs and must figure prominently in the post-2015 development agenda.
"Beyond 2015, our aim is to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, and to create an
equitable world of opportunity for all. Our societies cannot prosper without clean,
plentiful freshwater. People cannot thrive without adequate sanitation."