ITANAGAR, Sept 14: The results of first, second and third year examinations of Institute
of Distance Education held in May-June 2013 have been declared, according to a Rajiv
Gandhi University notification.
PPA demands rollback of petrol price hike
ITANAGAR, Sept 14: People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) has strongly opposed the hike
in petrol prices and demanded its immediate roll back.
In a press statement, PPA General Secretary Dr. Ashan Riddi said that hike in petroleum
prices has direct bearing on the prices of essential commodities and poor and middle
classes were the ultimate victims.
“It (the hike) is unacceptable and totally against the interest of common people,”
While expressing serious concern over escalating prices of all essential commodities
in the state, especially Capital Complex, the party general secretary urged the state
government to take necessary step to regulate the prices.
19th Vishwakarma Football Running Trophy
ANFC, DRYFC, MDFC, TUFC win
ITANAGAR, Sept 14: Abu Nigla FC (ANFC), Dare Rai Yangda FC (DRYFC), Madu Donic FC
(MDFC) and Tempo Union FC (TUFC) won their respective matches in the 19th Vishwakarma
Football Running Trophy 2013 at KV No 2 playground here today.
Abu Nigla FC beat Techi Boys FC 3-0 in the first match, Dare Rai Yangda FC beat DNGC
FC 2-0 in the second match, MDFC defeated Gladiator FC 3-0 in the third match and
Tempo Union FC defeated Chimpu Sporting Club 3-2 in a keenly contested match.
1.Techi Boys FC vs Joy Seven Sporting Club
2. SLSA vs CCTFC
3. Abu Nigla FC vs Ward No.1 FC (4 pm)
GVAFC defeat Taring FC 3-0
ITANAGAR, Sept 14: Ganga Village Arrows FC (GVAFC) and Tolum Tok FC won their respective
matches against Taring FC and Popu United FC in the 2nd Giogi Taya State Level Football
Tournament played at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today.
Ganga village Arrows FC defeated Taring FC 3-0 while Tolum Tok FC beat Popu United
Taksing Tai (49 min), Tailang Ribya (53 min) and Hibu Gambo (78 min) scored a goal
each for Ganga Village Arrows FC.
Tarh Taram scored three goals (26,43, 67 mins) for Tolum Tok FC and Lampung Tag one
goal in 58 minutes.
Vijay Taram, (7 min), Suraj Khalko (39 min) and Toko David (70 min) were the scorers
for Popu United.
1st: Papa XI vs Naharlagun Utd. 1 pm.
2nd. Joyo Aur Jine Do FC vs Bondhu FC (3 pm)
DDK to celebrate 55th Foundation Day
ITANAGAR, Sept 14: To commemorate the 55th foundation day of Doordarshan, the Doordarshan
Kendra (DDK), Itanagar is going to organize a brief function in its office premises
here tomorrow. The programme is scheduled to be telecast live on the regional channel
from 5.30 pm onwards. Chief Municipal Councillor of Itanagar, Higio Aruni and Additional
District Magistrate, Capital Complex, Talo Potom are expected to grace the occasion
as chief guest and guest of honour respectively.
TAWSO provides relief to fire victims
ITANAGAR, Sept 14: Tamai Welfare Society (TAWSO) of Lohit & Anjaw districts has provided
relief items such utensils, blankets etc to the family of one Densya Tamai of Chamemna
village, Hayuliang circle of Anjaw district, who have lost their all belongings,
including the dwelling houses in a fire accident recently.
HHSU distributes cash relief to fire victims
ITANAGAR, Sept 14: Hirik-Hiru Students’ Union (HHSU), Kamba today distributed cash
relief among the Kamba fire victims. Rs. 10,000 each was given to the victim families.
The noble idea of assisting the fire victims was initiated jointly by MP Takam Sanjoy
and formar IYC general Secretary and APYC Vice President Nyamar Karbak.
Social service conducted
ITANAGAR, Sept 14: Large number of youths participated in a social service today
at Forest Colony, I G Park.
Organized by E-Sector Indira Gandhi Park Youth Association, the approach road and
the drain was repaired during the drive.
Chief Councillor, Itanagar Municipal Council, Higio Aruni, who came visiting the
area during the drive, expressed happiness over the youth’s initiation in cleaning
She further assured to talk with the concern authority for the maintenance of the
colony road and drainage system.
Meanwhile, saying that the colony has no garbage bins, it appealed the UD department
to construct some garbage bins in the colony.
ITANAGAR, Sept 14: The Janu Nekam Nayam and Negia Welfare Society have mourned the
demise of its advisor Pora Nayam who passed away yesterday.
Late Pora Nayam, ex-ASM, was the vice president of District Congress Committee of
Upper Subansiri. He left behind two wives, four daughters and a son.
Offering condolence to the bereaved family members, it further prayed for the eternal
peace of the departed soul.
Arunachalee students beaten up in Haryana
‘Haryana assures safety of students’
ITANAGAR, Sept 14: The Arunachalee students studying at New Green Field College of
Engineering and Technology, Palwal in Haryana were reportedly beaten up today after
a skirmish broke out between senior and junior students in the college premise.
Sources informed that clash broke out after the few Nepalese students had argument
with students from Bihar over ragging issue and later intervened by Arunachalee students
which led to infighting among them. It is said that few Arunachalee students were
sustained minor injuries during the clash.
Sources also added that news of clash involving Arunachalee students reached to Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki who is now currently in New Delhi. Tuki immediately engaged
the education minister and chief secretary to assess the ground reality in the college.
Meanwhile, Director Higher and Technical Education Dr. Joram Begi informed this daily
over the telephone that the chairman of said college has assured for security and
safety of Arunachalee students studying in the college.
Dr. Begi who was in constant touch with the college authority further informed that
the college authority has given assurances of students’ safety while considering
the situation. “I am told that college authority has already taken action against
the students involved in attack of Arunachlee students” he added. Further DHTE appealed
to the parents not to go by rumour in such situation.
Meanwhile, it was also informed that Education Minister Bosiram Siram is in constant
touch with his counterpart Gita Bhukal Haryana Education Minister. Gita Bhukal assured
that no such incident will be allowed to happen in future within the campus. She
took the stock of situation and directed Atul Kumar, District Magistrate to bring
the situation to normal and under control. Further, the SDM and Police Commissioner
are camping in college to avoid any untoward incidents.
The Chairman and the Principal of the New Green Field College of Engineering and
Technology has also assured to keep strict vigilance to protect the students of Arunachal
Pradesh and there is no need to panic in this issue, sources said.
CCLAPF members register protest against ‘immature’ decision for eviction
ITANAGAR, Sept 14: More than one thousand members of the Capital Complex Land Affected
Peoples’ Forum (CCLAPF) along with members of the AAPSU and AdiSU today gathered
at the residence of one Bani Danggen at P sector here today to register protest against
reported decision of the capital complex administration to demolish his building.
Terming the decision of the administration as immature and unjust the CCLAPF in a
release today said the protest was prompted by the administration’s decision to demolish
the building without serving any Notice or giving due time.
While addressing the gathering, AAPSU president Kamta Lapung stated that AAPSU shall
never compromise in the eviction drive issue and is ready to go to any extent for
its permanent solution. However, AAPSU is in favour of eviction of RoW, school, medical
and other important public utilities.
AAPSU finance secretary Suraj Tayam while justifying the involvement of AAPSU in
this issue stated that “they are students second and sons and daughters of their
parents first. So when the Capital Complex administration is about to recklessly
evict their parents’ properties, how can remain as mute spectators.”
Meanwhile, AdiSU President Sokun Siboh condemned ‘the vindictive attitude’ of the
Capital administration. Eviction drive should be conducted in a free and fair manner,
and that it should start from the top most level, he said.
Senior members of the Forum, Adv Toko Anil and Nabam Josh also spoke on the occasion.
“With the enforcement of Arunachal Pradesh Land Settlement and Record Act’ 2000 (w.e.f.
01/09/2008) and Arunachal Pradesh Land Settlement and Record Rules’ 2012 (w.e.f.
03/12/2012), the Land Management Department has clarified vide No. LM-104/2010/1480
Dtd. 13/09/2013 that all Executive Orders issued earlier on set back area from
Govt. Quarters stands superseded. As such the basis on which the eviction drive was
carried out stands invalid today,” the CCLAPF said in its release.
Despite several attempts, the Forum could not get appointment with CM so far, the
Forum claimed, adding that it would make a final attempt to meet and apprise the
CM of the ground realities, failing which, the Forum threatens to launch ‘other
means of democratic movement’ till a logical solution is drawn by the government.
Orgs condemn tourism dept for 'mistake’, demand enquiry
ITANAGAR, Sept 14: Galo Welfare Society (GWS) has vehemently condemned the State’s
Tourism Department for showing Malinithan, a historical place of Arunachal Pradesh,
as located in Assam.
Demanding an inquiry into the matter and action against the persons responsible for
the error, GSU said that showing Malinithan as part of Assam by the Tourism Department
has hurt the people of Likabali in particular and Arunachal Pradesh as a whole.
It sought to know if it was a deliberate attempt on the part of the department to
alienate the state's property.
Meanwhile, GSU has demanded to stop further circulation of the said magazine.
Galo Students’ Union taking serious exception to a photo published in the department's
magazine ‘Discover Arunachal’, where the famous site was described as located at
Silapathar in Assam's Dhemaji district, yesterday demanded the department to rectify
the error in the next issue of the magazine. It also sought an apology from the department
for the ‘mistake’.
Galo Indigenous Faith & Cultural Council (GIFCC) has termed it a great blunder made
by the department concerned and its staff and sought explanation in this regard from
the head of the department immediately.
Further, GIFCC appealed to All Arunachal Pradesh Student Union (AAPSU) to intervene
People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) also demanded immediate withdrawal of the August,
2013 edition of the magazine from circulation and rectification of the mistake.
Meanwhile, All Galo Students’ Union (AGSU), in a meeting here today constituted
a fact finding committee to verify the reported erroneous printing in the magazine
of tourism department showing Malinithan as part of Assam.
The meeting also adopted several resolutions, which included conduct of mass awareness
tour with the theme “Run for Brotherhood-ness” to foster unity and brotherhood among
the Galos from October 1 starting from eastern part of Arunachal, where the community
members are residing.
The meeting also raised concern about the reported news item published in an Assamese
daily wherein it was mentioned that entire foothill areas of West Siang district
(i.e Durpai to Dipa village under Likabali sub-division) comes under the jurisdiction
of Takam Mishing Porin Kebang (TMPK) and Mishing Autonomous Council (MAC), Assam.
The meeting decided to appeal the state government to look into the matter seriously
and take up the matter with Assam counterparts for substantial solution else AGSU
will launch rigorous democratic movement to register our anguish over the inefficiency
of state government.
AGSU also appealed to the TMPK and MAC to respect the sentiment and ethnicity of
each other as a Tani brother, and before taking any kind of matter, which is related
to the inter-state boundary, one should maintain the Supreme Court verdict of maintaining
While endorsing and appreciating the complaint lodged with district Administration
by Galo Students’ Union (GSU) regarding the alleged collection of money (3.5 pc)
from Aalo to Tato Road compensation amount, the AGSU suggested the Galo Students’
Union (GSU) to reveal the name of the alleged organizations/individual, who are collecting
It was also decided in the meeting to take up the Aalo-Bam to Likabali BRTF Road
with competent authorities.
7 houses gutted
DAPORIJO, Sept 14: Seven houses were gutted and properties worth crores of rupees
lost in a fire accident which broke at Golden Market here on September 12 at around
Although the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, electric short-circuit is
suspected to have caused the mishap.
The inferno was brought under control after an hour’s efforts by the firefighters.
Meanwhile, ATSU General Secretary Lukjen Lida appealed to the authority concerned
to provide relief to the victim for their quick rehabilitation.
2 houses burnt
ITANAGAR: Two dwelling houses were burnt to ashes at Nginu village under Longding
The fire broke out when the villagers were busy in their fields. The villagers had
to dismantle two houses to prevent the fire from further spreading, informed Longwang
Wangham, Chief of Nginu village cum ZPM of Longchan Anchal Samiti.
The village chief has directed the villagers to extend all possible help to the victims
at this hour of need for their rehabilitation.
Short circuit in one of the houses is suspected to have caused the fire, the release
VKV-PTC conducts Bharat Jago Daud
ITANAGR, Sept 14: VKV, Police Training Centre, Banderdewa organized “Bharat Jago
Daud” today as part of Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Birth Anniversary celebration as
well as to commemorate the 120th inspiring speech delivered by the Swamiji at Chicago
Religious Parliament on September 11.
Over 400 youths participated in the Marathon Race from Manikumar High School Parbotipur,
Harmotty to VKV PTC Banderdewa.
On the occasion, TM Sathian, Principal of the VKV briefed the significance of Swamiji’s
message and urged the youths to follow the path shown by the great son of India.
Addressing the students from various schools of Banderdewa and Harmotty, PTC recruits,
officials and public, Tai Tasung, Councillor, Ward No. 30, Banderdewa appealed all
to follow the footsteps of Swami Vivekananda.
Social service at JNC
ITANAGAR, Sept 14: The NSS (National Service Scheme) volunteers of JN College Pasighat
under the initiative of Principal TTalom organized a day-long social service to clean
the college building roofs, which were unattended for half decade since its establishment
The NSS volunteers cleaned the building roofs and cleared jungles around the upper
campus of college. Due to deposition of years of debris and other dust particles,
the tin sheets of the college buildings got rusted and damaged. The entire holes
meant for rain water passage were in blocked conditions because of which seepage
occurred during heavy rains. The branches of trees upon building were also pruned,
the principal of the college, who described the social service as historic, informed.
T Payum and W Gyatso, NSS Programme officers of the college briefed the volunteers
about the importance of social service.
Infrastructure, up-gradation of Nari Sec. school demanded
RUKSIN, Sept 14: Observing the ‘poor’ educational scenario of Nari-Seren area in
East Siang district, the people have demanded the authority to improve the infrastructure
of various primary and secondary schools besides upgrading the Secondary School at
Nari. They also demanded the authority to sanction for construction of ‘teachers
quarters’ and ‘boundary wall’ in the school premises for smooth functioning of the
Nari-Seren block ZPM Kenyom Dabii, in a memorandum recently submitted to Education
Minister Bosiram Siram stated that although the organizational set of Telam Higher
Secondary school has been expanded after implementation of schemes, such as RAMSA,
the principal has not been granted “Drawing and Disbursement (DD)” power, which is
causing problem for the teachers in drawing their monthly salary.
Referring to various higher secondary schools at Mebo, Sille, Boleng under the district,
where the principals are granted DD power, Dabii appealed to the education minister
for granting DD power to the principal of the school.
The ZPM also demanded for upgrading the Nari Secondary School to Higher Secondary
level along with necessary infrastructure considering the ever growing population.
The lone GHSS of the area (at Telam) located at about 15 Km from Nari hq is overburdened.
Established in 1984 as Primary School, Nari Secondary School was upgraded in 1996.
Another demand made in the memorandum was introduction of Commerce and Agriculture
streams in Telam HSS and establishment of National Cadet Corps (NCC) unit therein.
In a separate memorandum, Dabii urged the Education Minister for sanctioning of fund
for construction of Teachers’ residential quarters at different primary schools and
a middle school in the block.
He further demanded construction of boundary wall around the primary schools at Sere,
Depi, Detak and Potte villages.
The ZPM informed that the Education Minister had assured to fulfill the demands as
the proposals have already been forwarded to Education Commissioner.
JSM holds meeting on minority issue
DAPORIJO, Sept 14: A meeting was convened by the members of Janjati Suraksha Munch
(JSM) district unit to discuss regarding the minority issue in Arunachal Pradesh
here on September 12 which was attended by the touring JSM team, including its president.
Speaking on the occasion, JSM president (?) Taba Hare said that there is no question
of giving minority status to some sections of the society in Arunachal Pradesh since
it is a cent percent tribal state.
“Even if some sections of the society is categorized under minority community then,
those community should surrender their Scheduled Tribes certificates and should not
avail the benefits granted to the Scheduled Tribes.
He asked the district unit JSM members to get the details of beneficiaries under
minority community and the criteria under which those sections of the society have
been given the minority status.
Well wishers and other senior citizens, including the members of JSM district unit
interacted and exchanged their views on issue of minority in Arunachal and promised
to stand united and fight the issue.
Upper Subansiri DA holds discussion on local problems
DAPORIJO, Sept 14: The Upper Subansiri District Administration organized a public
meeting at the Rijo Ground here today and discussed various problems being faced
by the administration.
The meeting was attended by MLA Tapen Siga, ZP Chairperson Sushil Nalo, political
leaders Talo Mugli and Larbin Nasi, DC Tahang Taggu, SP Apang Tamut, PRI members,
HoDs, students and public.
On the occasion, DC Tahang Taggu briefed about the aims and objectives of the meeting
and presented various problems being faced by the DA.
He briefed about the failure of the education scenario in the district due to BEOs
and teachers not doing their duties properly, rampant encroachment of government
land and dismantling of government quarters, encroachment of water tank and reservoir
area at Tanium Puttu and burial ground, selling of meat and vegetables along the
roads sides, cropping up of Pan gumtis and small shops in colonies and operating
without trading license, rearing of cattle and livestock in the town area, drains
of the town being blocked by the public illegally, law and order problems being created
due to selling of local rice beer in the colonies.
Taggu further said that the district had no dearth of funding from the central and
state governments but was considered a backward district as the development activities
were not being implemented properly and requested the leaders and the public to see
and check that such projects materialized and benefit the public. He also warned
the government servants indulging in land encroachment activities to stop such practice
and added that public too had to stop such activities to protect the Daporijo.
Taggu sought cooperation from one and all for conducive atmosphere in the district
and to keep the town clean and beautiful.
MLA Tapen Siga extended his support to DA and strongly spoke against the illegal
allotment of land in Daporijo. He also advised the students to concentrate on their
studies which would take them a long way in life and stressed on improving the law
and order situation of the area through intensive night patrolling. All other speakers
representing the students, business community, political leaders and the public unanimously
assured to extend support DA.
SP Apang Tamut said that the crime rate in the district was not as bad as perceived
by others but was similar to that of other district and that as per an analysis of
data of the last 5 years, an average of 14-15 cases per month of regular IPC and
other minor acts were registered. These cases were not those of personal gains but
the majority of cases were committed under the influence of alcohol and many by juveniles,
he added. The SP added that there was an increasing trend of youngsters inhaling
substances like white correction fluid, nail polish remover etc which was not considered
as narcotics/ controlled substance and so youngsters using them could not be punished
by the law. The only solution is to raise awareness and motivation of the youngsters
to choose the correct path through guidance and support of the parents and the community,
he said. DIPRO
ATSU conducts social service
DAPORIJO, Sept 14: A day-long social service was conducted by All Tagin Students’
Union (ATSU) in collaboration with the DUDA to clean the market areas and school
premises of various schools within the township here yesterday.
The blocked nallahs/drains were cleared, garbage dumped in the market areas were
collected and disposed off during the social service.
Social service was mainly conducted at Bazar Middle school, Ligu Sec. School, Liruk
Middle School, Town Middle School, GHSS and Rijo Middle School under the supervision
of ATSU leaders.
Students from all the Govt. schools of the township participated in the social service,
which was conduced in two shifts—morning and afternoon. DUDA also provided men and
machineries for the purpose.
Addressing the participants, ATSU General Secretary Lukjen Lida expressed gratitude
to all, including the general public, DUDA and the person who provided an earth mover
(JCB), for extending full support in making the social service a success.
Further, ATSU appealed to the public and business community to keep their surrounding
neat and clean.
Seppa Govt College celebrates Hindi Diwas
ITANAGAR, Sept 14: The Govt. College, Seppa celebrated its maiden Hindi Diwas in
a befitting manner today.
Students and teachers from various schools like Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalay (JNV),
Seppa, Govt. Hr. Secondary School Bebo Colony, students from College took part in
the cultural and literary activities organized to mark the day.
The representatives from Education Development Organizing Society, E/Kameng unit
also participated in the celebration.
Highlighting the background of the celebration, Mema Chiri, Asstt. Prof cum HoD Hindi
department said that the Constitution of India declared Hindi as the official language
of India on 14th September 1949. Thus “Hindi Diwas” is being celebrated all over
the India on 14th September every year.
D. Keteon Khetey, Asstt.Prof.in History presented a Hindi Gazal in the function.
In his address Principal Govt. College, Seppa Robin Hissang, advocated that Hindi
language play vital roles to bind the people of the state. He also added that every
Hindi speaker should at least try to maintain the standard of the language. Principal
also advised the students to maintain discipline, work hard with determination to
be successful persons in life.