Congress declares 56 names
Itanagar, Sept 13: The Indian National Congress has declared the names of candidates
for the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative assembly elections. The party is yet to come
up with the names for 16-Yachuli, 12-Pakke-Kessang, 18-Palin and 47-Namsai constituencies.
Sitting Congress MLAs Nyato Rigia, Thajam Aboh and Tadik Chije are notable absentees.
The names were made available to press by In charge of Congress Election Committee
No. & Name of Constituency Name of Candidates
1 Lumla (ST) Jambey Tashi
2 Tawang (ST) Tsewang Dhondup
3 Mukto (ST) Dorjee Khandu
4 Dirang (ST) Tsering Gyurme
5 Kalaktang (ST) Tsering Norbu Thongdok
6 Thrizino- Buragaon (ST) Naresh Glow
7 Bomdila (ST) R.T. Khunjuju
8 Bameng (ST) Kumar Wai
9 Chayang Tajo (ST) Kameng Dolo
10 Seppa East (ST) Tame Phassang
11 Seppa West (ST) Hari Natung
13 Itanagar (ST) Kipa Babu
14 Doimukh (ST) Nabam Rebia
15 Sagalee (ST) Nabum Tuki
17 Ziro Hapoli (ST) Padi Richo
19 Nyapin (ST) Tatar Kipa
20 Tali (ST) Takam Sorang
21 Koloriang (ST) Lokam Tassar
22 Nacho (ST) Tanga Byaling
23 Taliha (ST) Punji Mara
24 Daporijo (ST) Yari Dulom
25 Raga (ST) Nido Pavitra
26 Damporijo (ST) Takar Marde
27 Liromoba (ST) Jarbom Gamlin
28 Likabali (ST) Jomde Kena
29 Basar (ST) Gojen Gadi
30 Along West (ST) Gadam Ete
31 Along East (ST) Jarkar Gamlin
32 Rumgong (ST) Dibang Tatak
33 Mechuka (ST) Passang Dorjee Sona
34 Tuting Yingkiong(ST) Gegong Apang
35 Pangin (ST) Tapang Taloh
36 Nari Koyu (ST) Tako Dabi
37 Pasighat West (ST) Omak Apang
38 Pasighat East (ST) Bosiram Siram
39 Mebo (ST) Lombo Tayeng
40 Mariyang Geku (ST) J. K. Panggeng
41 Anini (ST) Rajesh Tacho
42 Dambuk (ST) Roding Pertin
43 Roing (ST) Pomaya Mithi
44 Tezu(ST) Karikho Kri
45 Hayuliang(ST) Kalikho Pul
46 Chowkham(ST) Chow Tewa Mein
48 Lekang(ST) Chowna Mein
49 Bordumsa-Diyum C.C. Singpho
50 Miao (ST) Kamlung Mosang
51 Nampong(ST) Setong Sena
52 Changlang (South) (ST) Phosum Khimhun
53 Changlang North (ST) Thinghap Taiju
54 Namsang(ST) Wangki Lowang
55 Khonsa East (ST) T.L. Rajkumar
56 Khonsa West (ST) Yumsem Matey
57 Borduria-Bogapani(ST) Wanglin Lowangdong
58 Kanubari(ST) Newlai Tingkhatra
59 Longding Pumao(ST) hangwang Wangham
60 Pongchao-Wakka(ST) Honchum Ngadam
Don Bosco Career Guidance Tour
ITANAGAR, Sept 13: Don Bosco School, Itanagar in collaboration with DBYC organized
a week-long Career Guidance Tour for the class IX students.
The programme which was basically a pleasure trip was something very different as
in the course of the programme the students were given a day of interactive career
guidance sessions by the 92 Artillery Division of the Indian army, en route Nathula.
During the course of the day the students were given inputs on careers in the armed
forces in general and the army in particular. The demo dummy firing of the field
guns by the jawans caught the attention of all the students. The students were also
taught as to how to make specific graphs of the enemy location which is very important
for accuracy in shelling. They also had a real feel of the guns as well as certain
surveillance equipments, including the 20 kms distance night vision equipment.
The programme was coordinated by Col. Patel and Lt. Col. Malik from the Head Quarters
of 2 Mountain Division of the army. What took the students by surprise was the hospitality
shown by men in uniform and their promptness in rising to the occasion and coming
up with substantial assistance which made their trip to Gangtok a memorable one.The
exposure trip which is an annual programme organized by the school for the class
IX students is gradually taking the shape of a Career Guidance Tour, thanks to the
2 Mountain Division at Gangtok. “We enjoyed the trip a lot”, said Bengia Pandey,
a participant, “but what made the trip very special was our day with the personnel
of the armed forces.” The School management as well as DBYC has expressed heartfelt
gratitude to everyone who made it possible for the students to get a taste of the
15 State Level Karate-Do tournament begins
ITANAGAR, Sep 12: The state government should give more support to sporting organizations
and events to accelerate the sports activities in the state said former minister
Lechi Legi while attending the inaugural function of the 15th State level Karate-Do
Championship-2009 as the chief guest.
While citing the importance of sports in today’s society, Legi acknowledged that
karate as a sport has brought tremendous laurels for the state besides putting Arunachal
Pradesh in the world map of sports.
Sports Authority of Arunachal member secretary D K Dinglo attending as the guest
of honour said that Arunachal Karate-Do Association (AKA) is responsible for making
the state government implement the 5% reservation for meritorious sportspersons in
various government departments.
120 karatekas from 11 districts are taking part in the 15th State level Karate-Do
Championship-2009 that began today at Nikum Niya Hall Nirjuli.
The Nikum Niya hall was packed as the tournament in its first day has been able to
draw a huge number of spectators.
Karate is practiced for self-perfection, for self-defense and as a sport. The kumites
(sparing) and katas (demonstration) performed with striking art of using punching,
kicking, knee and elbow strikes and open-handed techniques besides others intrigue
the audience present.
At the highest state level of competition, the mental game became the deciding factor
between the winners and losers today though karate is considered as a life-long marathon
which can be won only through self-discipline, hard training and one's own creative
Earlier, the Arunachal Karate-Do Association (AKA) president Sensei Likha Tara and
general secretary Sensei Lungkung Marik also spoke on the occasion.
A demonstration was also presented by karatekas of SAI, Naharlagun at the inaugural
A technical seminar was also organised for judges and referees yesterday at the same
The finals of all categories of kumite and kata will be held tomorrow.
Govt lifts restriction on entry of visitors
ITANAGAR, Sept 12: Arunachal Pradesh Tour Operators Association (APTOA) and several
foreign tourist groups stranded in different parts of India for want of entry clearance
were relieved today as Government of Arunachal Pradesh lifted 8 days mandatory stay
outside the State before entering in Arunachal.
The decision of the state government which was taken following outbreak of H1N1 was
sharply criticized by the tour operators.
Dr Ando Kazuo, whose Japanese group was held up at Guwahati for last four days because
of the earlier notification, was a happy man to receive this good news. Notwithstanding
the PAP problems, he and his group was happy that Govt of Arunachal Pradesh was taking
extra care in containing swine flu disease which has engulfed ¾ of the world. APTOA
thanked the Department of Tourism and The Directorate of Health Services, Govt of
Arunachal Pradesh for lifting the restriction. This order has come at the right time
as the new tourist season has just begun and Arunachal Tourism is opening up to receive
increased number of foreigners and Indian visitors this season, stated Tsering Wange
Chairman of APTOA.
Earlier APTOA made several representation to the State Govt to lift the restriction
as transmission of H1N1 virus is minimum from foreign tourists/Indian nationals
returning from abroad.
As per Ministry of Health & Family Welfare notification dated 7th September, total
5638110 passengers were screened at 83 Airport Counters manned by 225 doctors and
172 paramedics. Of the total sample tested, only 1042 (0.4 %) came from the Airport
screening, rest of the samples were collected indigenously from different parts of
APTOA would render unconditional support and cooperation to the Health Department
and will make sure that every foreign tourist intending to visit Arunachal Pradesh
is medically checked before applying for permit and would be screened again at any
one of the four designated entry points – Bhalukpong, Banderdewa, Ruksin and Namchik
before they are allowed to enter the State.
This is to ensure that no H1N1 virus is brought to the State by the visiting tourists
as health and safety of our people are of paramount importance, said APTOA Chairman.
APTOA also recorded its appreciation for the officials and staff members of the State
Tourism Department for contributing relief to the fire victims of Nyigam village.
Meanwhile John Panya President APTOA was felicitated by APTOA Governing Body yesterday
on being inducted as Chairman of Environment, Forest and Tourism Cell, APCC (I),
YMAC’s day out School children
ITANAGAR, Sept 13: Young Mission Adventure Club supported by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan,
Itanagar conducted adventure Programme at Dharia water fall and Poma at Itanagar
on September 9 and 12.
The Programme was flagged off by General Manager NABARD, Itanagar Dr. B G Mukhopadhyay
on September 9.
He encouraged the young participants to take part in adventure activities and to
explore the adventure tourism and adventure sports potential of the state.
Altogether, 25 young adventures from different district including 5 girls and 6 boys
from King Cup Public School Itanagar took part in adventure programme.
Trek to Dharia water fall, river crossing, tents pitching were the main attraction
of the Programme.
In the valedictory function held at Itanagar Relief, Rehabilitation and Disaster
Management Deputy Director M Tayeng congratulated the participants and advised them
to take part in the extra curriculum like adventure sports.
Tayeng appreciate the Young Mission Adventures Club and their members for rendering
tireless services for promoting Youth activities specially adventure activities for
the youth of the state.
Roing edition ‘The Eastern Mail’ launched
ROING, Sept 13: The Roing Edition of The Eastern Mail, a weekly was formally launched
The Chief Editor of the Eastern Mail Shantanu Kri, released the first issue of the
Roing edition. He also launched the web edition of the weekly www.roingnewsonline.com.
He was accompanied by Komini Meto, publisher of the weekly and Napi Meto, Chairman
of the Kera-a Society.
The Roing edition which will be published simultaneously from Roing and Tezu has
formally accepted Raju Mimi, former editor of Veracity, as the resident editor.
Taking up the responsibility as the editor of weekly, Mimi said, “The new venture
is to consolidate the strength of the small journalist community from the eastern
districts of Arunachal to come under one umbrella”.
Kri while speaking to the gathering said, “Roing edition should become a mouth piece
for local people in the region to raise local issues which otherwise fail to get
highlighted at the state level Medias”.
Congratulating the resident editor, Kri said, “The effort made by Raju in disseminating
local news of Lohit and Dibang through electronic media using internet is laudable.
With the launch of Roing Edition of the Eastern Mail, Meto expressed and wished that
the weekly now has the ambitious goal of reaching all the four districts of Lower
Dibang Vally, Dibang Valley, Lohit and Anjaw districts of Arunachal Pradesh. The
publications will lay stress on local events and issues of these districts.
Seven dead in Seppa bus mishap
Tezpur, Sept 13: (UNI) At least seven people were killed and several others injured
as a night bus skidded off the road in Seppa-Tezpur road.
Seven bodies were recovered while 33 others were admitted to Seppa Civil Hospital
as police, Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and public were carrying out a rescue
operation in the area.
The night super bus bearing no AR-02-0378 under the Arunachal Pradesh State Transport
Bus was travelling from Seppa to Tezpur when it fell into a gorge near Bana, under
Rupa police station of West Kameng at around 10.30 pm last night. According to Police
Sources, around 40 passengers were boarded on the ill-fated bus.
Officials fear the toll may go up as the rescue workers were yet to trace out all
the passengers. The decease have been identified includes as Maye Rangmo (32), Miss
Mero Lamgu (16), Tater Techi Tarang and K.C Deka, an employee of power department.
All the injured were evacuated to the district Hospital Seppa and ten seriously injured
were further air lifted to RK mission hospital Itanagar today.
Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu and SP rushed to the spot for rescue operation.
Magistrate Tunge Loya, DSP Seppa U.Saikia, SI P.Phunchu and seven constable, Officer
in Charge L.Dawa with 8 IRBN and three Constable from Police station Rupa and ALC
personnel from DC office Seppa were engaged in retrieving the dead bodies from deep
Gorge. (With input from DIPRO)
Dept reacts to allegations
ITANAGAR: The allegation made by All Arunachal Pradesh Workers Union (AAPWU) Lower
Dibang Valley district on illegal appointment unit published on Sept 12 is baseless
and there is no iota of truth in it.
Urban Development & Housing Division have accepted the joining reports of those incumbents
who were actually appointed before the announcement of Election Model Code of Conduct.
It is my moral duty to carry out the Govt’s orders because all the appointment orders
were issued from Govt level. So there is no question of any appointment been made
at Roing Division said Er Hali Welly, Deputy Director UD and Housing.
We just carried out the orders from govt.
Such publication not only tarnish image of innocent field functionaries but also
can provoke other unions statewide, he added while expressing resentment at the allegation
made by the union.
ITANAGAR: All Arunachal Pharmacy Students’ Union said that the Drugs inspector exam
should be conducted through APPSCCE in a meeting held recently.
Dependence is death and independence is life
In the wake of sky touching prices of all essential commodities, the worst affected
are the house wives, who do look after the kitchen at home, whether she has a pie
or no pie in hands a mother has to anyhow manage two times meals for her family.
Who will understand the plights of women right from below poverty line (BPL) to the
The 90% population in the state are neither employed nor have work at hands, hardly
20% population are well placed in agriculture and rest are in the mad race of hunting
for regular income source, at times taken to shift agriculture here and there.
The lack of regular income source and availability of work in hands has ultimately
compelled the sections of energetic and creative housewives to find out way for generating
income for themselves.
The bolly everyone casting their eyes upon is a practical and definitely a short
time method of earning for women themselves. It is not bolly as everybody calls but
a money rotation system. The housewives sufficiently earned through this money rotation
system. Therefore, all cross sections of society should appreciate such positive
struggle of our sisters. Even the local administration should stand by them by
providing healthy guidelines time to time. Women always want to do something to earn
for themselves, whenever they ask help from individuals no body comes forward to
help the struggling woman even the banks do not help them. This is my own experience
Therefore, I will always advocate for women cause as the wearer knows where the shoe
pinches. However, I would suggest all those women who are taking part in this money
rotation system to try to make a success story by consistence and perseverance efforts
and by patience. We must learn to stick to a particular profession. Sudden shift
of work or profession does not pay in the long run. They should remain sensitive
to their family like also.
They can set up their own financial corporate banks and in turn give support to all
those helpless women who want to set up their own small business unit. The norms
of all nationalized and regional banks are not helpful to individual poor woman in
particular. Under such situation, the woman involved in income generating activity
through such money rotation system can be a great help to poor women who need small
& short term loans at nominal interest (less interest).
Let us achieve the goal of economic independence through such sheer hard work and
a positive struggle for I know that dependence is death and independence is life.
Rights must be reciprocated by duties. This is one popular line I have been quoting
Besides, this money rotation activity, there are many more self income generating
schemes available. The women must able to tap such resources by being positive and
a hard working. Women are the embodiments of the shakti, the laxmi, the durga, the
saraswati, the kali and the mother Mary. What we woman can not do, if we stand united.
Let us not sleep any more. All tall talk without performance is sign of total decadence
of the very foundation of our society. Similarly, politics without performance is
total degeneration of Indian democracy.
Work! Work! Work coupled with morality and honest intention must be the secret of
success for all of us that too at a time getting a spoonful of cooked dal even once
in a blue moon has become a distant dream for million masses.
So, let us not ridicule the positive and practical struggle of our sisters who are
working very hard through out day and night to earn money in order to meet their
daily essential needs through the much talked money rotation system. Let us all be
supportive and encouraging to them. Let us give love to them but not hatred as love
is life and hatred is death.
Tame Yam Natung
BJP, Mahila Morcha,
Recruit UPO through APPSC
Urban Development and Housing is the only department which hardly hands over its
vacant posts to the APPSC – like UPO, AUPO and other ministerial posts for recruitment.
Most of the vacant posts are filled up through deputation without maintaining recruitment
rules framed for engineering and other departments.
Junion engineers serving in RWD and PWD for 2 to 4 years are appointed on deputation
against direct recruitment post of UPO, which is equivalent to assistant engineer.
Surprisingly, they are absorbed in the same grade without handing over the posts
to APPSC for inclusion in the combined engineering recruitment examination.
Now, Taba Tedir has taken over the charges of director of the department and we have
come to know that he is a good officer, who sticks to the rules of the Govt. Hence,
we would request Tedir and the concerned secretary to hand over the vacant posts
of UPOs to APPSC for recruitment through the combined examination for engineering
Capital road needs bigger space
The number of vehicles in the Capital city has increased enormously and the it is
increasing day by day. On the other hand the NH 52A remains the same resulting
in traffic congestion. Therefore, the Capital Youth Organisation (CYO) urged the
department concerned to take immediately measures for widening of the road to make
it traffic worthy.
It has also been noticed that despite establishments of several traffic points in
the Capital, there is hardly any traffic police seen in traffic points like Vivek
Vihar junction, Gohpur-Zoo road tri-junction. As a result, traffic rules have been
violated by the drivers and sometimes, such violation leads to fatal accident. So,
it is time for the authorities to look into the matter and deploy adequate traffic
personnel in police points.
Secretary, Info and Publicity, CYO