Flash flood causes extensive damage to crops, roads; local MLA ‘unconcerned’
RUKSIN, Sept 13: Incessant rain for the last two days has badly affected crop field
and water pipelines in Ruksin and Bilat circles under Pasighat-West area. Flood also
totally snapped communication along Mirem-Mikong-Jonai road.
Surging water of Peneng river between Mikong and Mirem largely eroded its right bank,
washed away the bridge wall and boulder spars at its upstream. In a similar manner,
overflowing water of Niglok river washed away the bridge wall and boulder spars at
its right end and snapped the road link.
The president of Ruksin Area Youth Front Tadi Jonnom along the PWD Junior Engineer
of Ruksin, Harinder Singh accompanied by media persons today visited the erosion
hit sites and has taken stock of the situation and reported it to the Executive Engineer
of the department concerned for early restorative work.
On the other hand, the log bridge over Ngorlung river near Ruksin, which was washed
away on August 30 last has not been reconstructed yet causing total disruption of
communication of the villagers to Ruksin town.
Some leading citizens of the area have lamented Pasighat-West MLA Tangor Tapak’s
alleged indifferent attitude towards the problems faced by the people due to disruption
in road communication. They exclaimed, “Our local MLA has neither visited the area
nor taken stock of the people’s problem during the disastrous situation”. Officials
of PWD said that the department has no fund to take immediate measures for restoration
of rural roads. Lion’s share of the fund meant for road construction is allotted
to Rural Work Department, which has no concern over maintenance of the road after
construction. The officials feel that the local MLA should manage some funds to tackle
the situation as he being and elected leader, has the responsibility to look into
the problems of the people.
Tea garden manager kidnapped in Lohit
ITANAGAR, Sept 13: The manager of Sati Tea Estate, Piyom under Namsai sub-division,
C N Pandey, was kidnapped at gun point from his home around 7.30 pm last evening.
Reportedly, Pandey was alone at the time of the incident. Planning and Finance Minister
Chowna Mein is the owner of Sati tea estate.
According to the Lohit police three kidnappers armed with AK series weapon entered
the home of manager and took him away. The kidnappers have allegedly identified themselves
as members of NSCN but police sources ruled out the possibility of their involvement.
The police doubt the involvement of ULFA and UPDF.
Meanwhile, search operation has been launched in the area with state police being
helped by army. The kidnappers have not made any contacts with either family member
of Pandey or the employer.
In the last one year Lohit district has witnessed series of kidnapping and extortion
incidents which has terrorized the citizen. The emergence of United Peoples' Democratic
Front (UPDF), an underground group active in Chowkham-Namsai area has become source
of concern for the state government. Majority of kidnapping and extortion are being
allegedly carried out by UPDF. Lohit district police in coordination with police
headquarter Itanagar had cracked down heavily on UPDF leading to arrest and surrender
of their cadres in recent days.
Food crisis hits Tali-Pip-Sorang people
ITANAGAR, Sept 13: The people of Tali and Pip-Sorang circles have been facing acute
shortage of essential ration items, particularly food-grains since last three months,
claimed former MLA Takam Sorang and warned of a possible humanitarian crisis in the
area, if the situation is not improved.
“All the schools, primary health centres have virtually closed down while Govt employees
abandoned the area due to acute shortage of food items, which has affected the administrative
functioning of both the circles, Sorang, in a memorandum to Chief Minister, claimed.
Sorang urged the CM to take necessary action to drop ration items at both the circles
through helicopter to mitigate the present crisis. He also urged for buffer stock
of food grains for the coming rainy months.
It is worth mentioning here that Tali and Pipsorang circles of Kurung Kumey district
are situated at extreme corner of the district which is not yet connected by surface
3 bodies recovered, citizen questions role of BRO in Kimin
ITANAGAR Sep 13: The local citizen of Kimin area along with concerned authorities
today managed to recover three bodies, out of four persons, of a family who went
missing yesterday after their vehicle plunged into 20 ft deep gorge at 22 km along
Kimin-Ziro road. The rescue operation was hampered because of road blockades triggered
by heavy downpour at various points.
This morning around 6 am the body of Tame Takar was found near the site of accident.
His wife Tame Yallo’s body was recovered few kilometer away at Hawa Camp while that
of daughter Tame Denyi’s was found 22 kilometer away. The bodies were washed away
by gushing water of Panior River and the body of 6 year-old son Tame Teli has not
been traced out yet.
The three deceased were today cremated at their Lichi village in presence of a
large number of mourners and well-wishers from Kimin area including ZPM Kimin Bamang
Yayu, other Panchayat leaders, senior citizen Bamang Mangha and citizens of Lichi-Cher.
The tragic accident has sent shockwaves among the citizens of Kimin and Potin area.
Questions are being also raised about safety of Kimin-Ziro road which is being maintained
by Border Road Organization (BRO). According to the local citizens, the site where
accident took place has witnessed such kind of tragedy in the past too. However,
BRO officials have not been able to find a mechanism to avert such tragedy. The Kimin-Ziro
road is life-line for people of Lower Subansiri, Kurung Kumey and Upper Subansiri
Meanwhile, the Tarh family members of Kimin area has deeply condoled the demise
of late Tame Takar and his family. Praying for the peace of departed souls, the members
expressed gratitude to All Kimin Youth Welfare Association for showing utmost courage
to carry out rescue operation despite inclement weather. Tarh Welfare Society has
also mourned the demise of members from their clan. TWS has blamed BRO for the death
stating that accident could have been averted if a culvert or bridge was constructed
at the accident site.
Veterinary team swings into action to combat outbreak of FMD
ITANAGAR, Sept 13: A team of veterinary and para-veterinarians from Nirjuli has been
rushed to Sangram along with required medicines, to combat the out-break of Foot
& Mouth Disease (FMD) in livestock, affecting mainly Mithuns and cattle of the area.
In addition to treatment, the team will also collect serum and tissue samples for
virus isolation and typing, informed Dr. K. Basar, DOI, Nirjuli. A veterinary team
led by Dr. Gobin Karlo Riba, VO, Koloriang, is already camping at Sangram and attending
the affected animals. A ring vaccination is also carried out to create an immune
belt within the controlled zone. The DVO is constantly keeping in touch with the
working team and taking stock of the situation, and request the livestock owners
and the general public to co-operate the team during treatment camp.
Out-break of FMD is also reported from other parts of Kurung-Kumey, East and West
Kameng Districts, which is being monitored, he informed.
Dr. Hage Tabin, Director (AHV), has advised public to immediately contact the nearest
veterinary centre or at least to the DVO, enabling the department to take prompt
action for controlling the out-break at the initial stage. Unless there is positive
participation of the livestock owners during vaccination camp, the field veterinarians
and staff become helpless to immunize the animals, especially mithuns, which are
semi-wild, and recognizes their owners only, Dr, Tabin added.
At least six mithuns reportedly died while many have fallen sick of FMD at Pungrung
and Layang villages under Sangram Area of Kurung Kumey in the last 3-4 days, informed
Rural Development and Heritage Society (RDHS), in a release yesterday.
APFPA hails Tuki for true initiative
U-16 NE Soccer Talent Hunt Tourney in Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Sept 13: Arunachal Pradesh Football Players Association (APFPA) has highly
appreciated Chief Minister Nabam Tuki for taking all initiative for true development
of sports sector in Arunachal Pradesh.
“It is only because of Tuki’s charismatic leadership that English football club Reading
FC has assured to hunt and groom football talents in Arunachal Pradesh,” APFPA general
secretary Kipa Ajay said. This is a small step but it can make a huge difference
to the development football in the state,” Ajay hoped.
The officials of the English football club has recently told Tuki in New Delhi that
the club is interested to hunt and groom football talents in the state. Further,
they assured Tuki to send two coaches to Arunachal Pradesh at their own cost for
preliminary assessment immediately.
Meanwhile, Ajay informed that All India Football Federation president Praful Patel
has shouldered Arunachal Pradesh to host the Under-16 Soccer Talent Hunt Tournament
in the state. The tournament to be participated by all the eight NE states, including
Sikkim would be conducted by APFPA under the aegis of Arunachal Pradesh Football
Association from December 7-16, 2012.
The APFPA general secretary further appealed to the district authority/DSOs to send
their team for the Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football Tournament beginning
at RG Stadium from September 22.
Paddy-cum-fish farming introduced in Lohit
ITANAGAR, Sept 13: Integrated paddy cum fish farming with new technology has been
introduced for the first time in Lohit.
The new integrated farming system was introduced in two village, namely Khaoji and
Juna-IV covering 3 ha. area on trial basis by Lohit KVK under the sponsorship of
A field day was arranged at Khaoji village on September 12 to demonstrate the technology
to the farmers of nearby villages, political leaders, administrators and different
They visited the field, checked the growth of fish and rice production. The EAC,
Mahadevpur; DTO cum PD ATMA, Kheram; SADO, Namsai; SVDO, Mahadevpur, ZPM, Lower Lekang
circle assured to adopt and spread the technology in near future by seeing the success
of the new technology. Along with paddy cum fish, KVK has constructed piggery unit
at the dyke along with horticulture crops like banana, tokopat, colocasia, pineapple
Rice (Bahadur variety) was shown in the month of May and now it has matured and harvesting
is going on. Average fish growth has been found 250 gms (100gm – 450gm) in 130 days.
It is a little different type technology than the indigenous type of paddy cum fish
Govt hikes diesel price by Rs. 5, BJP calls it a 'cruel joke'
New Delhi, Sept 13: Biting the bullet, the government on Thursday night raised the
diesel price by a steep Rs. 5 per litre and capped the number of subsidised cooking
gas cylinder to six per household a year, decisions that will rake in an additional
Rs. 20,300 crore to the oil companies.
The government, however, left untouched the price of petrol and kerosene.
Faced with the task of bringing down the ballooning oil subsidy, the government for
the first time introduced a cap on supply of LPG cylinders of 14.2 kg that will make
the consumers pay market price for cylinders beyond six.
The tough decisions, which came under immediate attack from allies like Trinamool
Congress and Samajwadi Party and opposition alike, were taken at a meeting of the
Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA) chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh. It will come into effect from midnight.
The government, which has been facing criticism of policy paralysis, had last hiked
the price of diesel by Rs. 3 a litre in June last year.
The revised retail selling price of diesel in Delhi will be Rs. 47 a litre, while
branded diesel will be sold at the market rate.
For the remaining part of the current financial year, the number of subsidised LPG
cylinder to a consumer will be three cylinders.
A government release said that any number of LPG cylinders will be available at the
market rate over the capped number of six. While the price of subsidised cylinder
will continue to be Rs. 399 per cylinder in Delhi, the market rate will be notified
by oil firms on monthly basis.
Out of the Rs. 5 increase, Rs. 1.50 is on account of increase in excise duty and
the balance hike will reduce the under-recoveries of the Oil Marketing Companies
(OMCs) by about Rs. 15,000 crore in the remaining part of the current financial
But even after Thursday's hike the under recoveries on account of diesel sale in
the current year is estimated to be above Rs. 1.03 lakh crore, the release said.
Describing the hike in diesel prices as a cruel joke and 'mortal blow' on the common
man and farmers, BJP on Thursday accused the government of conspiring with petrol
'mafia' and said it will not allow the hike and take to the streets instead.
"This is a cruel joke on the common man in the country. It has hit farmers hard during
the peak paddy sowing season. We will not allow this hike. We will not allow this
government to loot the common man like this," BJP vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
"The way this government is increasing prices of petrol, diesel and LPG despite a
reduction in international crude prices, it is a clear-cut case of a conspiracy with
the petroleum mafia," Naqvi said.
BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said the hike will have a cascading effect on prices and
will contribute further to inflation.
"It is a mortal blow of Rs. 5 increase in diesel price and will cause hardship.
Had it been raised in small amounts it would not have been that objectionable or
difficult. Diesel increase will have a cascading effect on the economy as a whole.
Prices are already not under control, so this is going to contribute to overall inflation
and create mayhem in the economy," Sinha said. PTI
Workshop for ECCE Volunteers held at Tezu
TEZU, Sept 13: An 5-day zonal level orientation-cum-capacity building workshop for
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) was held from September 9 at Tezu organized
by the SSA Rajya Mission, Itanagar.
Attending the programme on September 12, Lohit Deputy Commissioner RK Sharma spoke
on the evolution of education and its changes.
“Unlike years ago more importance is given to elementary education today. And in
this education system ECCE volunteers play an important role. They have been assigned
the duty to build the foundation of a child and it is their responsibility to mould
them in such a way that they become mentally and physically capable of formal education,”
the DC said.
He termed the puppet shows and enactment of various rhymes and voices etc as fun
to learn. All this activities will attract the child more towards them and make the
childhood of the child more interesting, he said. It is also important to build the
character and integrity of the child. A child if he is taught from the very beginning
about the morality, it is certain that he will become a responsible citizen in the
future, Sharma said. And in order to do this, he advised that they (ECCE) can tell
moral stories which will help the child to judge between good and bad.
Stressing the volunteers to pay extra care for the naturally disabled or who are
slow-learners, he asked them to not react but to know and understand their problems
and teach according to the receptive value of the child. He also asked them to inform
regarding any physical handicaps or disability of the child to the authorities which
would help the child to get treatment on time.
Further, he hoped that the ideas and knowledge that they have gathered in the training
in Tezu will disseminate and reach every child in their respective districts.
Lauding the ECCE Volunteers and SSA Rajya Mission, Itanagar for conducting the workshop,
CDPO, Tezu Wangham, DDSE, Lohit K. Rina also spoke in the evening. They appealed
the volunteers to connect to every child in their respective ECCE classrooms and
create a pleasurable environment for learning. The CDPO, expressed her happiness
on creation of Early Childhood Care and Education, whereby emphasis can be given
wholly on the educational aspects of the child through various learning methods.
Various topics on fine arts, puppet making, language development, socio-emotional
development, inclusive education, development of creative expression of a child etc.
were taught to the volunteers.
Programme Coordinator, SSA Rajya Mission, M. Kamki, C. Lowang of DIET Changlang
and other Resource Persons provided invaluable inputs during the workshop.
The Zonal Level Orientation-cum-Capacity Building Workshop was attended by the ECCE
Volunteers of six districts, namely Lohit, Anjaw, Dibang Valley, Lower Dibang Valley,
Tirap and Changlang.
Puppet shows, rhymes and Nursery songs, painting were exhibited in the evening by
the ECCE Volunteers. DIPRO
Disaster Awareness Programme conducted in Anjaw District
TEZU, Sept 13: The Department of Disaster Management conducted a day-long programme
on disaster awareness cum preparedness programme for schools by organizing mock drill,
rally and drawing competitions among students at Government Higher Secondary School,
Hayuliang, Anjaw recently.
Addressing the teachers and students on the occasion, Hayuliang ADC RK Borthakur
urged them to take full advantage of the mock drill on unpredictable earthquake
and to share the gained knowledge with their friends and family members.
He also distributed prizes to the winners of the drawing competition on the topic,
‘Natural Disasters in Anjaw District’, which was held on the previous day at GHSS
The ADC flagged off the disaster awareness rally.
DDMO S. Tayang explained the need of disaster management and preparedness plans at
school and the formation of school disaster management committees and teams. He also
explained about the basic terminologies, types, and concepts of Disaster Management
to the students.
Before conducting the mock drill, DDMO gave a pre drill briefings to the students
and activities like mapping exercises, drill scenario, plan, coordination, purpose
of the drill etc.
In the full scale mock drill, the table top exercise i.e., Drop, Cover and Hold exercise,
safe evacuation, search and rescue, use of fire extinguishers, dos and don’ts in
the event of disasters like earthquake, fire etc. were covered.
Speaking on the occasion, resource person Gammar Bam, Junior Engineer (Electrical)
explained in details about the electrical hazards, the dos and don’ts while dealing
and handling with electrical parts and appliances.
As part of the programme, a movie on earthquake was also shown in the evening. Various
pamphlets, safety tips, cds on disasters specific to the district were distributed
to the students and public.
The programme was also attended by Dr. S. Barman, Medical Officer in-charge of CHC,
Representatives of the Government Middle School, Khupa and Chameliang also attended
the programme. DIPRO
Nature Education Camp for School Children organized
ITANAGAR, Sept 13: A three days nature education camp for school children was organized
by Shergaon Forest Division from September 9 to 12 at Lama camp near Eaglenest Wildlife
Sanctuary in the West Kameng
The residential camp organized under state CAMPA and supported by Bugun Welfare Society
based at Singchung aimed at familiarizing the school children with rich biodiversity
of Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary and sensitizing them on its conservation.
They were taught the basics of bird watching, identification of butterflies, moths,
trees and flowers found at Eaglenest. The camp also included activities like short
trek, night walk, study of animal evidences, group discussion, skits, short films,
quizzes and various other games.
Fifty children accompanied by two teachers from four schools around Eaglenest, namely
Army Public School Tenga Valley, Govt. Middle School Tenga market, Govt. Secondary
School Singchung and Govt. Higher Secondary School Rupa, participated in the camp.
Attending the valedictory function at the multipurpose hall Singchung yesterday,
Parasmani Tripathy, DFO Bomdila Forest Division reiterated the importance of three
As i.e Awareness, Attitudinal change and Action in any awareness programme. Many
students became emotional during the valedictory function and shared their experiences
with a pledge to be more careful and responsible towards nature and wildlife.
Pradeep Wahule, IFS also attended the function.
Paintings and posters prepared by them during the camp were also displayed. They
were given certificates of participation.
Lead trainers Sanjay Sondhi from Titli Trust Dehradun and Sujatha Padmanabhan from
Kalpavriksha Pune conducted the camp activities alongwtih the DFO Millo Tasser and
forest officials of Shergaon Forest Division.
Training-cum-Workshop under CCE held
PASIGHAT, Sept 13: One day Training-cum-Workshop under Continuous and Comprehensive
Evaluation (CCE) held at Block Resource Centre, Pasighat today.
The programme is being organized to ensure effective implementation of Continuous
and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) in elementary section under RTE and also with
a mission to make understand the role of the head teachers and examination incharge
The DDSE cum DPO Tani Talom in his inaugural speech advised the participating teachers
to be sincere, dedicated and to avail optimum benefits of the workshop stating that
CCE refers to a system of school based assessment that covers all aspects of students’
While emphasizing on assessment he said the system gives additional responsibilities
to the teachers to monitor the project works and their specific learning outcome,
check class work and home work activities, and initiating their wards into extra-curricular
and co-curricular activities. The students should be taught properly in schools so
that they could submit right and self-made projects instead of readymade materials
like broom, flower pots etc which are available in the market. They should also be
encouraged in cultivation activities in school campuses and produced vegetables could
be used in mid-day meals, advised the DDSE.
Earlier, the District Coordinator (SSA) Kalom Ering and District Program Coordinator
(RMSA) T Jamoh in their speeches informed that there would be little modifications
in Record Register and Achievement Cards. Every teacher must have thorough knowledge
on it while implementing in their respective fields following the government guidelines.
In the practical session, duo along with the Training Coordinator K S Bisht demonstrated
how to fill up progress card of a child and maintenance of school records covering
scholastic and co- scholastic activities of a child for his/her all-round development.
NYK conducts block level cultural prog
ITANAGAR, Sept 13: Nehru Yuva Kendra Tezu in coordination with Nongkhon Youth Club,
Bekhuliang Youth Club and Pukhuri Youth Club conducted Block Level Cultural programme
at Lekang, Wakro and Tezu-Sunpura Block recently.
The main objective of the programme was to expose the potentiality and talent of
youth in the field of culture.
Various traditional, modern solo and group dances, songs competitions were organized
and prizes were given to the winners and runner up.
The NYK unit also conducted Youth Initiative programme for spreading the message
of peace and development.
The main objective of the programme was to bring the rural youth into mainstream,
create awareness on drugs abuse as well as spread the message of peace and foster
unity and brotherhood.
Issues like self employment, opium addiction, social evils like child marriage, female
feticide were also came up for discussion and youths were exhorted to play active
role in eradication of such evil practices.
The programme was conducted by National Youth Corps Volunteers of Nehru Yuva Kendra,
Tezu in coordination with Panchayat members, villagers, teachers and Students. The
campaign was started on August 15 and concluded on September 12 which covered various
villages and schools of Lohit District.
Cash reward stands
ITANAGAR, Sept 13: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh
Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam
Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s
will be kept secret. The informer/s may contact Capital SP Hibu Tamang at tele.
GPF, KKWS condemn attack on press staff
ITANAGAR, Sept 13: The Galo People’s Federation has condemned the recent inhuman
attack on the staff of Arunachal Times. Describing it as an act of cowardice, the
Federation questioned why the Fourth Pillar of democracy has been attacked by miscreants
time and gain.
Expressing solidarity with the press fraternity and injured staff, the GPF demanded
action against the culprits. It further called for permanent solution to deteriorating
law and order problems in the state, particularly in state Capital. The state Govt,
particularly home department should wake up from deep slumber to address the grievances
of common masses, the Forum added. While condemning the barbaric attack on two
employees of Arunachal Times, the Kargu Kardi Welfare Society (KKWS) expressed
dissatisfaction over the security scenario in the state, particularly in the Capital
Complex. The society termed the repeated attack on helpless media houses as nothing
but a mockery of the home department and district administration. It demanded immediate
arrest of the persons involved in attack case and give punishment to them.
Livestock treatment camps
ITANAGAR, Sept 13: The Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Namsai with
the help and guidance of ADC and DRRO Namsai recently organized three livestock treatment
camps at Borbeel, Wagum-II and Mengkeng-Meri of Lathao, Piyong and Namsai circles
These camps were organized with a motive to deal with post flood complications and
diseases in livestock. All together 350 cattle, 60 buffaloes, 800 birds, 250 goats,
350 pigs and 6 elephants were benefitted by these camps. The veterinary team was
led by Dr. J.Mungkhung, V0 VD Namsai and Dr.N.Lungchang BTM Kherem.
TWS lauds Govt decision
ITANAGAR, Sept 13: State government has decided to constitute a one-man enquiry committee
to probe into the alleged anomaly and manipulation in recruitment process of police
constables in Upper Subansiri District, said Tagin Welfare Society, Itanagar in
a release today.
The Society said that the Govt took this decision when a delegation of the Society
called on the Chief Minister on Sept 10 and apprised him of the irregularities committed
in APP/IRBn constable recruitment process in Upper Subansiri district. TWSI also
appreciated the CM for his prompt action.
Meanwhile, the Society appealed to the people of the district to cooperate the
enquiry committee so that wrongdoers involved could be punished and the genuine and
deserving candidates are selected in this interview.
Rats damage agri field, says ZPM
ITANAGAR Sept 13: The Chambang ZPM Gora Tugung in a release claimed that rats destroyed
paddy and millet crops in Chambang circle. Stating that around 1 hectare area has
been damaged by the rats, the ZPM called upon the state government to take steps
against rat menace and provide relief to the affected farmers.
District level review meeting on Panchayat development
PASIGHAT, Sept 13: A district level review meeting on Panchayat development was held
in the conference hall of Siang Guest House, Pasighat today.
The Deputy Commissioner R K Mishra while chairing the meeting suggested the ZPMs,
Chairpersons, Member Secretaries and other dignitaries to focus on healthy debates
on development works in the village panchayat.
Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs) can play a pivotal role in the state building process
therefore it is necessary that they are adequately strengthened to create the foundation
for long-term economic and sustainable development through Gram Panchayats, stated
the Deputy Commissioner.
Mishra also highlighted various issues like Panchayat Empowerment and Accountability
Intensive Scheme (PEAIS) 2012-13, ensuing panchayat election, electoral roll, delimitation
of panchayat constituencies and bifurcation delimitation of panchayats and review
of construction of GPO and cultural ground etc. DIPRO
CRPF reaches out to community people
ITANAGAR, Sept 13: BC Sharma, Commandant 36 Bn CRPF with headquarter at Khonsa, Tirap
urged the people to cooperate with the security forces in the endeavor to maintain
peace and security.
Addressing the gathering at community interaction programme for people of Laho, Chingkhoi
(upper & lower), Moktwa, Hunkan village at Dadam village community center yesterday
aimed at reaching out to the people of Tirap so as to forge a better understanding
and co-operation, the Commandant exhorted the youths to shun anti national activity
and concentrate on education and become a responsible citizen of the country.
He also informed that there is a special relaxation in the recruitment criteria for
the people of Tirap in the central para-military forces and encouraged the youths
to avail the opportunity.
The programme was attended by villagers, leaders and school children of Dadam area.
Various utility items were distributed to the villages and schools.
Ama Pinki Kago wins ATF beauty pageant contest
SHILLONG, 13 Sept: Braving the incessant downpour, a large number of Arunachalee
students gathered here to witness the beauty pageant contest organized on the 3rd
day of all tribes festival (ATF) 2012.
Clad in traditional attire Ama Pinki Kago, who represented Apatani tribe won the
beauty pageant contest of all tribes festival Shillong 2012. While Reshmi Tatin
of Adi community and Yangchen Lhamu of Monpa tribe walked away with 1st and 2nd
runner up title respectively.
Addressing on the occasion former MLA Kipa Babu expressed happiness over the enthusiasm
and united spirit shown by the youths to keep culture and tradition of the state
alive outside Arunachal. “I am very happy to see the youths are striving hard to
keep the culture of Arunachal alive outside the state” said Babu. (Contributed by
Rinchin Choden, SMU Shillong).
Miss Arunachal contest in Nov
ITANAGAR, Sept 13: Arunachal Guild for Cultural Integration (AGCI) in a meeting at
Naharlagun today decided to organize ‘Miss Arunachal” contest with theme “Beauty
with brain” at Indira Gandhi Park, Naharlagun on November 8, 9 and 10.
Nine arrested in Tawang
ITANAGAR, Sept 13: Tawang Police has arrested nine persons in connection with death
of a school girl at Tawang last month. The arrested persons were booked under section
376/302 of Indian Penal Code (IPC). Sustained interrogations of the accused persons
is being carried out to detect the case, AIGP (crime), PHQ here informed in statement.
A case (No. 07/2012) was registered at Jang Police Station in this connection.
Post mortem of the body has been conducted and samples sent for DNA analysis, the
NHPC assures link road
ITANAGAR, Sept 13: Tani Ngomle, Head Gaun Bura of Hime Village, West Siang District
submitted a representation to Executive Director, Lower Subansiri Hydro Electrical
Project, National Hydro Power Corporation Ltd, Gerukhamukh during their visit to
Hime village recently.
The HGB appealed to the NHPC officials for repairing and black topping of dilapidated
5 kms long link road to Hime village. The GB also urged the Executive Director to
initiate necessary flood protection measure and proper drainage system on the bank
of river Hime.
Meanwhile, responding to the demands, NHPC, Executive Director, General Manager and
Chief Engineer assured to construct link road from Pompek to Hime village and also
assured to take up necessary step on flood control measures, the HGB said in a release.
School building on verge of collapse
ITANAGAR, Sept 13: RCC buildings, one two-story and another single story, at Sangram
town has sunk 5-6 feet into the ground due to torrential rain which may collapse
any time, claimed chairman of Kra Dadi School, Sangram, in a release.
The building, which was being used by Kra Dadi English school, has already been vacated
for safety reason.
The chairman, who also is owner of the land, has appealed to the authorities concerned
for granting necessary relief.
Union resents absenteeism
ITANAGAR Sept 13: All Pupum Poma Students Union in a release claimed that government
employees of Bassarnello, Jote, Poma, Balijan and Tarasso are not regular in their
duties. The union called on head of departments of Papum Pare district to keep constant
vigil over their employees posted in rural areas of Papum Poma area. Further, it
called on Doimukh PWD division to construct Kampo to Tapioso road as per guidelines
prescribed by the Govt.
Promoting Youth Talent and Skills
ITANAGAR, Sept 13: NHPC’s Subansiri Lower Project authority organized a singing and
drawing competition recently to promote youth talent and skills on the occasion of
86th birth anniversary of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika.
More than 25 selected young buds participated in the art competition whereas singing
competition was conducted for both seniors and juniors.
Rakesh, Executive Director and Om Prakash, General Manager, Subansiri Lower Project
gave away prizes to the winners. Similarly, on the occasion of Independence Day 2012,
Subansiri Lower Project conducted football tournament wherein local teams in large
New circle camp office inaugurated
ITANAGAR, Sept 13: Circle Officer Pandov Perme inaugurated temporary camp office
of newly created Passa Valley Administrative Circle at Rilloh, East Kameng District
in presence of APIDFC Vice Chairman Yame Tok on September 8 last.
The official work of the administrative circle will be carried out in the temporary
office till completion of permanent office building at Taza Happa.
Passa Valley Development and Welfare Society President Aka Tok, Public, GBs also
attended the inaugural function.
Bharat Jyoti Award to Ngupok
ITANAGAR: Sept 13: Tonek Ngupok of New Millang village Upper Siang district has
been conferred “Bharat Jyoti Award” by the India International Friendship Society.
The Society instituted the award to honor Indians who have made significant contributions
in their chosen fields like science and technology, education, industry, fine arts,
politics and social work.
It is worth mentioning that earlier Ngupok has been conferred "Best Citizens of India
Award 2011" by the International Publishing House New Delhi.
Born on 1961, Ngupok served the society as Millang village INC General Secretary
from 1982-87, ASM from 1987-93, BCC (I) President 40th Geku Mariyang Block, Damro
Millang and Lagru village water shed management chairman and chairman of New Millang
Union calls for effective implementation of ILP
ITANAGAR, Sept 13: Expressing concern over the influx of illegal immigrants in capital
complex and the state as a whole, Arunachal Pradesh Indigenous Tribes Union (APITU)
today appealed to the Chief Minister to chalk out strategy for effective implementation
of ILP system in the state.
Citing entry of large number of outsiders as labourers in the state, the Union in
a memorandum addressed to the CM said that the people of the state should also
stop hiring workers for construction of building/houses and business purpose and
stop keeping the outsiders as tenants and shop keepers etc. It further urged the
administration to take deterrent measures while issuing certificates like birth
certificate and voter’s I Card etc.
AAPKGBVTA demands enhancement of salary, job regularization
ITANAGAR, Sept 13: All Arunachal Pradesh Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya Teachers’
Association, (AAPKGBVTA) has appealed to the State Project Director, SSA Rajya
Mission to enhance the salary of the KGBV staff at the earliest.
In a memorandum addressed to the SPD, SSA Rajya Mission, the Association said the
consolidated amount of salary being paid to the staff of KGBVs are very meager in
compared to the salary of other staff members under SSA. It requested the authorities
to take needful action to enhance the salary of KGBV teachers.
While pointing out the financial insecurity of the KGBV employees, the Association
also appealed the SSA RM SPD to regularize the service of the staff appointed on
Claiming that some of the KGBV staff are directly appointed by the concern NGOs,
the Association further urged the SSA SPD to discourage such practice . Such appointment
should be made through SSA mission, it added.
60 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
A Times paying for reflecting true picture of state
A very strong linkage with political heavy weights and cops with some miscreant cannot
be ruled out for repeated attack on Arunachal Times office and staffs. If not, why
none of the attackers are arrested yet and put behind bars. Why another incident
took place in the AT premises with its staffs? Why should the authority withdraw
security personnel from AT?
When the CCTV coverage of the miscreant is produced before the police officers and
published in the daily, there should some one who can identify him. I doubt, the
shooter of Tongam Rina should be the attackers of the AT staffs. The Arunachal Times
Daily is really paying for voicing the voice of the poor and reflecting the true
picture of the state. I extend my solidarity and support to AT.
Nomni Pertin, Margherita, Assam
Arunachal Pradesh Coaches Association (APCA) welcomes the initiative taken by state
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki to bring English Football Club Reading FC to hunt football
talents in Arunachal Pradesh.
This would begin a new era for football in Arunachal Pradesh, and credit must be
given to Chief Minister who convinced personally Club officials about the immense
raw talents available in the youth of the state and their passion for their game
Therefore, Arunachal Pradesh Coaches Association also appeals the govt. of Arunachal
Pradesh to create more numbers of post for coach in every district, so as to tap
our every hidden talent in youths of the state.
Take some needful actions
I want to draw the attention of all the departments of Arunachal Pradesh towards
the vehicles lying idle and rusting in the most of the govt. office premises. If
you visit any Govt. office, you can see one or two cars/jeeps lying idle and rusting
(under repair !) for years together. Why such vehicles are allowed to rust? Is it
not wasting of revenue collected from citizens ? It is high time the Govt should
order all the offices to take note of all the vehicles lying idle and do something
(either repair or sell it).
We hope for quick solution
Already 50 plus days passed from that ill-fated day of 15th July when one of our
dedicated and beloved journalist 'Tongam Rina' was brutally and cowardly shot at
by some unknown unwanted Gundas. But still no breakthrough reached, even though our
so called 'Pro-People' Government stands committed to put the criminals behind iron-bar.
Everyday, we the dukhi-dukhi people of this khushi-khushi land, with some expectation
sees the daily local newspaper and other links to find a glimpse of some concrete
positive action in the ground level, but what we find is only the extended number
of days of failure and cluelessness.
So, now our Government has decided to hand-over the case to the C.B.I, we hope everything
of it will be solved in quick time. Otherwise, we again merely be on unending 'wait
and watch', just counting the days passed as we started from the day-one.
Tezu Town, Lohit District, (A.P)
Mortality rates fall
An annual report by the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN-IGME)
shows that in 2011, an estimated 6.9 million children died before their fifth birthday,
compared to around 12 million in 1990. Rates of child mortality have fallen in all
regions of the world in the last two decades – down by at least 50% in eastern Asia,
northern Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, south-eastern Asia and western
And progress is accelerating: between 2000 and 2011, the annual rate of reduction
in the global under-five mortality rate jumped to 3.2%, up from 1.8% in 1990-2000.
Sub-Saharan Africa, the region with the greatest challenge in child survival, has
doubled its rate of reduction, from 1.5% per year in 1990-2010 to 3.1% in 2000-2011.
An estimated 19 000 children died every day in 2011, and 40% in the first month of
life, most from preventable causes. The gains in child survival, although significant,
are still insufficient to achieve Millennium Development Goal 4 of reducing the global
under-five mortality rate by two-thirds between 1990 and 2015. Only six of the world’s
10 regions are on track to reach the target. Proven solutions need to be expanded
to accelerate progress on child survival faster and farther.
The UN-IGME 2012 report calls for systematic action to reduce neonatal mortality
as the proportion of under-five deaths during the neonatal period is rising in every
region and almost all countries. Highly cost-effective interventions are feasible
even at the community level. Accelerating the reduction in under-five mortality is
possible by expanding preventative and curative interventions that target the main
causes of post-neonatal deaths and the most vulnerable children.