The office and Press of this Daily will remain closed on September 17 on the occasion
of Biswakarma Puja. Hence, there will be no edition of this Daily on September 18.
Vishwakarma Football Running Trophy
Abu Nigla FC, Sartam Brothers FC reach semis
ITANAGAR, Sept 16: Abu Nigla FC, Jote and Sartam Brothers FC reached the semifinals
in Vishwakarma Football Running Trophy-2013 defeating Dary Rai Yanda FC and Joy 7
Sporting Club respectively at Club at KV No 2 playground here today.
Abu Nigla FC beat Dary Rai Yanda FC 5-4 in penalty shootout while Sartam Brothers
FC pipped Joy 7 Sporting Club 1-0 with goal from Techi Talar to book the team’s place
in the semifinal.
Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy will meet Chimpu Sporting Club in the third quarterfinal
match tomorrow at 2:30 pm while the fourth quarterfinal will be played between Jiyo
Aur Jine Do and Tempo Union FC at 3:30 pm, according to organizing committee.
2nd Giogi Taya State Level Football Tournament
Jalley Sonam FC play 2-2 draw against E-Sector
ITANAGAR, Sept 16: Jalley Sonam FC and E-Sector team played out a 2-2 draw in the
first match of the 2nd Giogi Taya State Level Football Tournament played at Rajiv
Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today.
E-Sector’s captain Tarh Bhai and Jalley Sonam FC’s Habung Kobing scored two goals
each for their respective teams.
The second match was played between Papu Hill SC and Langkung Ragia FC in which the
former lost 0-3 to the latter.
Tana Gumin, Rigco Tagi and Gura Paku scored a gaol each in 46th, 65th and 73rd minutes.
1. Papu Nallah United vs Tatung SC, 1 pm
2. Gora Makik SC vs IGPFC, 3 pm.
KHONSA, Sept 16: The Website of Khonsa government higher secondary school, www.ghsskhonsa.in
was launched coinciding with the Teacher’s Day recently with great enthusiasm and
fanfare. It was launched amidst the presence of the Principal, Vice Principal, teachers
and students by Ajay Kumar Singh, DIO, NIC. The Website has all the necessary features
which are easy to use.
The Principal and the school family had appreciated the singular effort of the DIO
in installing the Website against all odds. The Principal, Manphe Hosai while lauding
the effort of the DIO said that the Website was a long-felt need of the school and
hoped that it would serve the interest of the school in no small measure in this
age of computer and internet. DIPRO
Veteran football tourney
ITANAGAR, Sept 16: With the attempt to promote peace and brotherhood among people
of the state, inculcate sportsman spirit, discipline among younger generation as
well as facilitate the senior and veteran players to encourage them, Capital Complex
Sporting Club (CCSC) in collaboration with E&Ks is going to organize the first State
Level Veteran Cup Football Tournament-2013 for Men’s above 30 years at Rajiv Gandhi
Stadium, Naharlagun from October 19 to 27 next.
Admin to issue notice to halt construction in government land
ITANAGAR, Sept 16: In the maiden meeting of the Multi Member Land Action Committee,
Doimukh chaired by its chairman cum EAC Doimukh, Padung Doke, it was decided that
the administration will issue public notice to halt any type of construction activities
within the periphery of government land and in event of failure to comply with the
notice by any person will be treated as the contempt of resolution adopted by the
committee and a legal action will be initiated against the defaulters.
It was also decided that the entire HoDs of Doimukh circle shall furnish the departmental
inventory from 1990 to till date as regards to possession of land/staff quarters
by the department and list of illegal non- staff occupants of quarters within four
days from the date of issue of this order.
Retention of transfer sought
ITANAGAR, Sept 16: Opposing the reported transfer of Dr. Kaling Tamuk medical officer
of Community Health Centre (CHC) Boleng to Yomcha in West Siang, the Zilla Parishad
Member of Boleng in East Siang district sought retention of transfer, saying that
said CHC is running without doctor and other para-medical staffs. ZPM also questioned
the manner of transferring the medical officer. It said that the entire area is solely
depending on the medical officer and in such situation sending him away out of the
area would make things more worst.
State level Karate-Do C’ship from Oct 4
ITANAGAR, Sept 16: The All Arunachal Pradesh Sho-Tokan Karate-Do Association is going
to conduct its 4th Sho-Tokan State Level Karate-Do Championship on October 4 and
Various clubs from across the state are expected to participate in the championship.
ITANAGAR, Sept 16: Reacting to the clarification given by West Siang district administration
over alleged collection of certain percentage of amount from the compensation given
to people affected by two lane BRTF road from Aalo to Mechukha,
Galo Students’ Union (GSU) said that GSU had never alleged the DA’s involvement in
the unauthorized collection of money. Rather we had lodged a complaint with the administration
against the ‘Cross Check Committee’ after being hinted by the Kamba ADC that the
committee was allegedly collecting the amount from the affected people on behalf
of the PAPLOA (Project Affected Peoples’ Land Owner Association).
We had urged the administration to look into the matter and initiate necessary measure
to stop such unauthorised collection with immediate effect, GSU said.
While sticking to its demand, GSU demanded the West Siang administration to constitute
a committee, including member (s) from GSU, to enquire into the matter without further
Also the administration should issue notice to the EAC, Town Magistrate Aalo and
ADC Kamba to stop collection of money in their respective area by any organization,
the release added.
Relief distributed to fire victims
AALO, Sept 16: A joint team of Arunachal Vikash Parishad, Aalo unit, Seva Bharati
and Donyi Polo Dere Trust Committee visited the fire victims of Pessing village under
Jomlo-Mobuk Circle on Sept 13. The team distributed household materials including
plates, buckets, cups, spoons, kettles, big mosquito nets, blankets, ete to each
of the seven fire affected families.
ATDSU threatens stir over transfer of DDSE
ITANAGAR, Sept 16: All Tawang District Students’ Union (ATDSU), in a letter to Tawang
Deputy Commissioner, has demanded for cancelling the transfer order of Tawang DDSE
Rinchen Phuntso within five days failing which ATDSU will launch democratic movement
in the district.
The students union claimed that the DDSE has been transferred despite appeal from
various quarters for retaining him.
6th Kargu Gamgi foundation day celebrated
ITANAGAR, Sept 16: Kargu Gamgi Naharlagun-Nirjuli observed the 6th Foundation Day
at its E-Sector Prayer Centre yesterday. Addressing the gathering, Dagmo Jini, President
Kargu Gamgi Naharlagun-Nirjuli stressed on peace and solidarity for all the indigenous
tribes of Arunachal Pradesh and appealed for preservation and promotion of indigenous
faith and culture.
Dr. Tai Nyori, former president and Jomnya Siram also spoke on the occasion.
Emin Rumi, General Secretary presented the annual report and highlighted the achievements
of the Kargu Gamgi during 2012-13.
Earlier, the day-long programme began with mass prayer seeking blessings from almighty
Training on MS Power Point gets underway
ITANAGAR, Sept 16: A week-long training programe on Ms Power Point got under way
at Administrative Training Institute being conducted under 100% course fee sponsorship
of Department of Personnel and Training government of India under its plan training
assistance 2013-14. Altogether, 23 junior and middle level officers of various departments
are attending the programme.
In his brief inaugural address, training director Pema Tshetan said ATI aims to
strengthen capacity of government functionaries at all levels by promoting complete
computer literacy and build their capacity and skills in computer application. The
workshop is conducted in support of Integrated Technical Institute of Computer Education,
ROING, Sept 16: The Lok Sabha Youth Congress of Eastern Parliament APYC in its executive
meeting held at Roing on Sept 13 discussed the measures to be taken to bring awareness
on ill effect of drug use and to conduct awareness on Food Security Bill. After threadbare
discussion the house decided to organize Mass anti-drug rally and awareness on Food
Security Bill. The meeting presided over by Vice-President LYC East APYC, Bakemso
Towsik was attended among others by Wanglang Hakhun G S-Administration, Taker Taloh
GS-Outreach and all the General Secretaries of LYC East APYC.
Later the house met the APCC president Mukut Mithi next day and decided to conduct
the programme on Nov 2 at Roing, according to a release.
Five singers enter final of little Champs competition
AALO, Sept 16: Five participants Rikjom Lollen, Jumken Lollen, Mimba Padu, Mikten
Padu and Jompi Lollen have made it to the list of
finalist for the Little Champs Singing Talent Competition after melodious performance
with Gazals in the first round and Mopin related song in the second round in the
semi-final contest held at Gumin Kiin recently.
Attending the programme Yomto Jini, public leader and Domin Karbak, Radio Artist
appreciated the endeavour of the committee to search out and give a platform for
the young kids to exhibit their hidden talents in singing. The panel of judges and
singers consisting Torik Kato, Liduk Padu, Geken Geyi and Guest Judge Er. Komba
Taso gave useful tips to the young competitors.
Mijum Lona, Chairman, Bejum Ado Vice President and Kirwa Doji Programme Incharge,
distributed certificates of participation and encouraged the ousted singers to come
out with improvement in the next competition. The final of the competition is slated
from 29th Sept next. DIPRO
Life Skill Education prog for girls ends
TEZU, Sept 16: Life Skill Education cum Personality Development Camp under Innovative
Activities on girls’ education concluded today at BRC Hall, Tezu. The objective of
the programme was to promote girl education and also to make teaching and learning
effective and joyful. Forty-six girl students and six escorts and staff from DDSE
office attended the programme.
Lohit District DDSE Barom Siram speaking on the importance of Girls education he
said that educating a boy means educating a child but educating a girl means educating
a family and educating society as a whole.
He further added that this kind of programme/camp is conducted with an objective
to build self confidence, self reliance and self dependence and to inculcate leadership
qualities among children.
Modules covered were action song, use of compass and directions, vocational behaviour,
by S. Tiwari; adolescence education by V.S. Tiwari; health and hygiene by S. Chopra;
craft work-door mats, greeting cards etc by Kalpana Das.
Similar programmes were conducted in other four blocks, viz., Wakro, Lekang, Namsai
and Chongkham. DIPRO
Death of Daktum Riba mourned
ITANAGAR, Sept 16: The Galo Peoples’ Federation (GPF) has deeply mourned the sad
demise of retired Deputy Secretary (PWD) and one of the senior members of Galo community
Daktum Riba here yesterday.
He left behind his wife, 3 daughters and a son.
Describing Riba’s death as irreparable loss to the Galo society, the members of the
GPF, in a condolence meeting today prayed to almighty Donyi-Polo to rest his departed
soul in peace and give strength to the bereaved family.
They also observed two minutes silence as mark of respect to late Riba.
In its condolence message, Galo Indigenous Faith and Cultural Council (GIFCC), said
that Riba’s death is an irreparable loss for Galo community, who was actively and
devotedly involved in the indigenous faith and cultural movement, particularly of
Galo community of Arunachal Pradesh.
GIFCC prayed to almighty Donyi-Polo for eternal peace of the departed soul and give
strength to the bereaved family.
Expressing grief and sorrow over death of Riba, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee
also conveyed heartfelt condolence to bereaved family to cope with the tragedy and
prayed to almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul. Kargu Gamgi, Itanagar
while expressing deep shock over sudden demise of Riba, termed his demise as great
loss not only to his family but also to the entire Galo people.
The members of Kargu Gamgi observed two minute silence and prayed almighty Donyi
Polo for eternal peace of the departed soul and to give enough strength to the bereaved
family to bear the irreparable loss.
Huge quantity of illegal timber seized
PASIGHAT, Sept 16: The Mebo Range Officer Neeraj Tamuk seized three Shaktiman trucks
while transporting illegal logs to nearby Saw-mills at Mebo on last Thursday evening.
The owners of the seized vehicles have been summoned and fined.
Meanwhile, the DFO Pasighat Naveen Kumar today officially informed that acting on
a secret information three big timber –laden trucks bearing Registration No. AS-01-DC-9813,
AS-22-C-2111 and BR-06-G7920 were intercepted by Pasighat Range Officer, Osar Gao
and his staffs at the Pasighat check-gate on last Friday at around 10.30 pm. According
to Kumar the said vehicles were transporting the illegal consignment to Assam without
valid permit/documents at night. The department has estimated the value of the swan
timbers as 10-12 lacs and further investigation is going on and owners of all the
seized vehicles have been summoned for interrogation and next course of action, he
“The raids are conducted on the basis of secret information, however all raids do
not lead to desired result,” said DFO Kumar. Significantly, the forest department
has decided to bolster its network to bring the illegal timber trade to further down.
It was probably one of the largest seizures, he said adding illegal timber trade
has come to its minimum. DIPRO
Siang Stage-I & Stage-II Dam over Siang River opposed
ITANAGAR, Sept 16: The two-day all Banggo level meeting of Upper Siang and dam affected
part of East Siang district held at Yingkiong general ground, Upper Siang on September
14 and 15, has vehemently opposed the construction of Siang Stage-I and Stage-II
Dam over Siang River.
“The project will devastate human lives and bio-diversity of both the districts by
inundating all forest and agriculture lands. The dams, if completed, will flood all
fertile agricultural lands, destroy ecology, flora and fauna of entire Siang belt
and displace thousands of people of Siang valley, the meeting observed.
It was also resolved to form a Anti-Dam Core Committee in the name of Siang Indigenous
Farmers Forum (SIFF) which will take up all matter related to dams over Siang River
with the appropriate authorities of the State and the Central Governments.
Public Leader of Pangin Kaling Jerang, social activist from Mechuka Tsering Naksang
and Siang Peoples Forum general secretary Oyar Gao also attended the meeting and
explained in details about the advantages and disadvantages of mega dam. Former Chief
Minister Gegong Apang, MLA Alo Libang, all four ZPMs of Tuting-Yingkiong constituency,
ASMs, Panchayat members, GBs/HGBs, local public, dam affected villagers, representatives
of Mori Banggo, Rotgo Banggo, Ringgong Banggo, Nigong Banggo, Boying Banggo, Magong
Banggo and Begging Banggo, AdiSU, etc. attended the meeting
The meeting was chaired by Gemin Jiji, President ABK, Upper Siang unit, according
to a release issued by Gemin Jiji.
AAPSU, CCLAF team calls on DC, discuss land allotment issues
ITANAGAR, Sept 16: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) led by its president
Kamta Lapung along with Capital Complex Land Affected Forum (CCLAF) met the Capital
Complex Deputy Commissioner and discussed in details all land related issues.
According to an AAPSU release, the Deputy Commissioner has assured to issue clear
directives to dispose of cases relating to issues, including mortgage and Non Encumbrance
Certificate, transfer of land allotment from one person to another, land possession
certificate etc. He also informed the delegations that there is no any clear cut
directives from state government for issuance of Duplicate Land Passbook.
The Deputy Commissioner said that he had sent many a proposal to Government for either
regularization of all the occupied land or auction of the same plots or imposing
penalty to generate revenue for Government. But, there has been no any directive
from the Government so far, the release said.
Further, the AAPSU led delegation has agreed with Capital Complex administration
to carry out eviction drive in Right of the National Highways, encroachment of land
within educational institutions, hospitals, festival grounds, departmental premises,
playgrounds etc. AAPSU said that there are thousands of genuine applicants, who are
still waiting for approval of their land allotment since last 25 to 30 years.
Keeping these in mind, AAPSU has strongly objected to the ‘un-mindful’ eviction drive
carried out by ADM Capital Complex without any clear cut instructions from Government
of Arunachal Pradesh.
This kind of eviction drive has left thousands of people to spend sleepless night
suffer mental trauma because their homes built spending their lifetime earnings may
be demolished any time.
Why was the Government silent for such a long time when the constructions were going
on? If these people are evicted where will they go? How will the Government of Arunachal
Pradesh compensate those evicted people? AAPSU questioned.
AAPSU demanded the State Government to give clear cut direction to the authority
concerned to dispose off all land related pending cases as soon as possible and stop
the eviction drive at the earliest failing to do so will invite strong democratic
agitation from common masses.
Earlier, the team called on the Director (Land Management) E Nangkar at his office
During the course of discussion, the Director (Land Management) clarified that no
land allotment cases has been kept pending in his office. He explicitly stated that
all pending cases of land allotment have already been endorsed to the DC, Capital
Complex long back.
Zonal level convention on child rights
TEZU, Sept 16: Two-day long Zonal Level Convention–cum- Convergence Workshop and
Awareness Programme on a Child Right on Privacy and Confidentiality in the light
of the Protection of Children From Sexual Offence Act 2012 was held in Tezu on Sept
Representatives of seven districts, Lohit, Tirap, Changlang, Longding, Lower Dibang
Valley, Dibang Valley and Anjaw participated besides PRI members, NGOs, community
based organization, PTA, SMCs and other officials and staff of education and DDSE
Lohit district deputy commissioner Rajeev Takuk, who presided over the meeting appealed
to the teacher to discharge their duties with complete dedication and utter satisfaction.
Contributions from PRI and other agencies can bring tremendous changes in the education
set up of the state, he added.
While highlighting the seriousness of the Provisions of The Protection of the Children
from Sexual Offence Act 2012, he suggested for massive awareness campaign on the
Child right on privacy and confidentially.
G. Karga, SPO and D. K. Chaturvedi OSD (RTE) in conformity with RTE’ 2009 and The
Protection of Children from Sexual Offence Act 2012 acted as key resource persons.
Earlier, Rajeev Takuk visited schools of different categories in Tezu Township. He
was accompanied by Deputy Director of School Education Barom Siram and his subordinate
officials during the visit. Government Higher Secondary School Tezu, Government Secondary
School Tezu, UPS School and T Chai Memorial School were visited by the DC.
Takuk had an interactive discussion with the heads of these schools and the teaching
staff of respective schools pertaining to their concerned subjects and other sphere
He also inspected the classrooms and had healthy interactions with the students and
shared his views on improving the quality of education in present scenario. He spoke
on the importance of IEC- Information, Education and Communication.
Some common issues and problems were also discussed in general and he assured to
render every possible help and assistance for improvisation of education in the district.
DDSE Siram highly praised the noble step of the new DC for the interests he had shown
and time he spared to visit and interact with the students and teaching faculties
of various schools under Tezu Town. DIPRO
SUMA concerned at poor education scenario
ITANAGAR, Sept 16: Students’ Union Movement of Arunachal Pradesh (SUMA), in a meeting
here yesterday, discussed on memorandum submitted to the concern authority highlighting
the various grievances/problems of students and schools within twin capital towns
of Itanagar and Naharlagun.
Education secretary of the Union Logun Rigio, while highlighting the various problems
faced by the student community, such as bus service along with student travel concession
card etc, has advocated for pressurizing the government for early redressal of their
grievances. He also informed that authorities of some elementary schools have not
yet refunded school fees collected from students despite instructions from the higher
Several other executive members also spoke on the main subject and viewed the poor
condition of the school seriously. They opined for taking up the matter seriously
without further delay. Meanwhile, the meeting unanimously decided to give authority
one week to settle the GHSS-Itanagar ‘imbroglio’ failing with SUMA would launch democratic
movement for fulfillment of its demand.
Earlier on September 13, a SUMA team met DDSE TT Tara at his office at Yupia and
apprised him of the poor education scenario in the district.
The team discussed various problems faced by the students and schools in Papum Pare,
alleged school uniform anomaly, collection school fees from student in elementary
schools. The DDSE has assured the delegation to discuss with respective school authorities
to address the situation.
DC conducts unannounced visit to IMFL wholesale shops
ROING, Sept 16: Lower Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner Shiv Kumar along with B K
Singh, Superintendent of Police had made a surprise inspection of wine wholesalers
in the district headquarter Roing today. They were accompanied by K Zirdo, Superintendent
(Tax & Excise). The surprise inspection was done as a part of routine inspection
to check illegal import and selling of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and Beers
in the district.
During inspection at two wine wholesalers in the Roing township, excess quantities
of IMFL and Beer case were found which was more than the quantities maintained in
the stock register. It was also found that the stock registers were not properly
maintained and daily sales registers were not up to date.
District Collector has cautioned the wholesalers to maintain the stock register properly
and neat & clean and also to update the daily sale registers on daily basis. If any
irregularities are found in future, necessary action would be initiated, he warns.
Many shops in and around Roing township were also raided and huge quantities of
IMFL and Beers were seized by the police and officials of tax and excise department
recently in order to check illegal selling of IMFL and beers in the district. DIPRO
Lohit DC gives priority on development
TEZU, Sept 16: The Lohit district Deputy Commissioner Rajeev Takuk convened a coordination
meeting at DC Conference Hall today.
Superintendent of Police S. Kuruvilla, all the Heads of Departments, Branch Officers
and Admin Officers along with representatives from Army, ITBP and CRPF were present
in the meeting.
The DC took stock of all the developmental works under every department and discussed
on the implementation of plans and policies of the Government by the agencies (departmental)
viz., road communication, health and family welfare, power, water supply, agriculture,
education, forest and environment, textile and handicraft, ICDS, Small Savings, APEDA,
Urban Development etc.
Various department heads highlighted their achievements before the DC. Some of the
grievances and practical problems faced by the departments while implementing schemes
were also discussed.
While advocating for quality development the Deputy Commissioner said that every
possible help and assistance will be provided to every department. Growth and development
of the area is our priority, he said.
He also emphasized on revenue generation by the departments and discussed on the
fundamental problems especially matters relating to land acquisition by the armed
forces (Army, CRPF etc) and also instructed every department to install biometric
attendance system latest by the Oct 1.
SP Tezu also briefef the house on the law and order. He said that forces and protection
will be made available for special drives in the district.
Expressing concern over the increasing number of accident cases, which is second
only to State capital, he said that special awareness drives on traffic rules will
be organized besides enforcement on basic driving rules.
Speaking on the extortion cases, he appealed to everyone to come forward and lodge
complaints against extortionists. We should not encourage them, we are ever ready
to help you all, he said. DIPRO
Subansiri Melody Hunt 2013
10 reach 5th round
DAPORIJO, Sept 16: Five contestants were eliminated in the fourth round of the Subansiri
Melody Hunt 2013 held at Singhik Hall here yesterday. Ten reached the fifth round
after end of the round four.
Each participant was allowed to sing two songs--one classical Hindi song and another
Aruanchali song-- in the competition. Witnessing the singing talent, Dikto Yekar,
President Lok Sabha Youth Congress Western Parliament said this programme has not
only provided a much needed platform to the budding singers to show their hidden
singing talents but also given an opportunity to exchange and display the rich culture
of various tribes and communities in the state to know each other better.
Such programmes promote also peace and communal harmony in the society, he said and
encouraged the contestants and all others to come forward and make proper use of
their god given talents.
Special guest of the function Tadu Nguki encouraged the participants to practice
hard to perform at highest level.
Guest of honour Takar Rava said that music plays a important role in our live. It
educes stress and brings peace to our mind.
New church inaugurated at Namsai
Prayers for world peace and communal harmony held
ITANAGAR, Sept 16: A new Christian Revival Church (CRC) building at Namsai in Lohit
district was formally inaugurated and dedicated for prayer and worship amidst much
pomp and gaiety with all festivities and touch of spirituality and divine prayers
by the General Secretary of APCRCC (Arunachal Pradesh Christian Revival Church Council)
Evangelist Tai Ete yesterday.
Quoting the bible, he encouraged the believers to be prayerful and contribute towards
maintaining peace in the society. Attending the programme as special guest, vice-president
of Arunachal Christian Forum (ACF) Sinai Wangno emphasised on the need to strengthen
the bond of unity and brotherhood among all tribes and religious groups in the state
in his short speech.
Earlier, the APCRCC President Tarh Kama unveiled the church’s dedication monolith
while reading out Nehemiah 8: 10 from the bible and extended the APCRCC’s gratitude
to the state government, ACF leaders, former AAPSU & APCRCC leaders, local legislators
and leaders of Namsai area, church leaders and all those people responsible for bringing
to an amicable solution to the early problems over the construction of a church in
Among others, secretary of the Lohit and Dibang Valley districts CRC council Er.
Hakung Sofring, Head Master of Manmao secondary school Mito Riba and few others also
The day long celebrations witnessed prayer for world peace, praise and worship, biblical
discourse, choreographies and community feasting, which was attended among others
by leaders of APCRCC, APCRCWW and ACRYA, hundreds of delegates from CRCs of capital
complex, East Siang, West Siang, Lohit, Dibang Valley and Lower Dibang Valley districts
and also few members from nearby Assam, besides many government officers, public
leaders and score of young and old believers.
ANYA KK unit submits charter of demand to CM
ITANAGAR, Sept 16: The All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) Kurung Kumey district
unit has demanded for immediate termination of Kurung Kumey DACO, CO Sarli cum finance
and account officer, Cashier of Kurung Kumey DC for their alleged involvement in
siphoning of public money amounting to Rs 2.50 crores.
In a charter of demand submitted to the chief minister, it also sought enquiry against
Kurung Kumey DC to ascertain his involvement.
Its other demands are setting up of ATM at Koloriang and Palin, establishment of
post office at Koloriang, identifying Government Higher Secondary Schools at Koloriang,
Sangram and Nyapin as CBSE centers, posting of a regular principal and vice principal
at Koloriang, Nyapin and Sangram Higher Secondary Schools, establishing a police
station at Koloriang, Palin and Tali, immediate functioning of Patuk ADC headquarters
with posting of incumbents, women police station at Koloriang, immediate creation
of police outpost at Pipsorang, Chambang, Gangte, Tarak Langdi, Yangte, Phassang,
Sarli, Damin circles and Patuk ADC headquarters, immediate posting of circle officer
at Tali, Yangte, Tarak Langdi, Gangte, Palin, Sangram and Parsi Parlo circles, immediate
functioning of 40 bedded hospital at Palin along with proper infrastructure and posting
of doctors, nurses and other para medical staffs, creation of ANM (Nurse) Training
Centre within the district, immediate supply of electricity at Damin, Tali, Pipsorang,
Chambang, Gangte, Tarak Langdi circle headquarters and its various villages, road
connectivity from Chetam to Pipsorang CO HQ, construction of bridge over Komla river,
road connectivity from Daha, Gangte, Tarak Langdi to Chambang, posting of doctors
and nurses at Tali, Pipsorang Health Centre and various other circles within the
district, immediate setting up of police check posts at Yapap Hogu, the boundary
between Lower Subansiri and Kurung Kumey district and regular and adequate supply
of electricity in the entire Kurung Kumey district through NEEPCO.
Entrepreneurship & skill development programme conducted
ITANAGAR, Sept 16: Improve your skill to earn and become own destiny makers instead
of looking for only white colour jobs, speakers exhorted a group of 20 unemployed
young women taking part in an entrepreneurship & skill development programme (ESDP)
on ‘Fancy cloth bag making’ here today.
Pointing out that about 50 crore women in the country use hand bags matching their
dresses and various occasions, state social welfare board secretary C R Khampa said
that hand-made bags have huge ready-made market.
“Be creative to make eye-catching products with indigenous touch to be market-driven
to get remunerative prices for improving your income,” Khampa told them.
DY365 Arunachal bureau chief Mukul Pathak cited the example of Barpeta in Assam where
400 families engaged in making bamboo handicrafts and decorative items earn at least
Rs. 30,000 a family per month.
“Self-motivation and perseverance hold the key to your success,” said Pathak to encourage
If Napoleon Bonaparte drew a line on his right palm to fulfil his wish to become
a world conquer, why can’t you change your destiny with your own hands, senior journalist
and National Youth Project (NYP) vice president Pradeep Kumar poised a question?
“You all have the calibre and use it to your advantage in your best interest,” Kumar
The 45-day ESDP sponsored by union ministry of small and medium enterprises is being
conducted in collaboration with the state branch of NYP, said its Arunachal in-charge
assistant director Pranab Kumar Das. The ministry offers scopes for self-employment
generation contributing towards growth of women entrepreneurs which stood at 13%
in India today, he added.
Earlier, NYP president Hari Pado Biswas briefed about the course and benefits it
would yield to the trainees.
MEHAO LAKE : An unexplored tourist destination
The Mehao Lake, a Natural Lake amidst lush green forest is located in the heart of
Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary in Lower Dibang Valley District of Arunachal Pradesh. It’s
water surface area is approximately 100 hectare with a periphery of about 4800 meter.
Little below is another small lake called Mini Mehao lake which is 2.50 hectare in
area. The Lakes is situated just 14 kms away from Roing, the district headquarter
of Lower Dibang Valley district.
Mehao lake is an upland lake situated at an altitude of 1640 mtr above Mean Sea Level
with GPS co-ordinates N 28°08’51.87” & E 95°56’39.47”. It resembles a bowl on the
hill top on Google Earth. It is an oligotrophic (low nutrient) lake and the water
of the lake is crystal clear.
The area is very rich in flora and fauna as the Mehao Wild Life Sanctuary is covered
with dense forest. The common associate of tree species found in this Wildlife Sanctuary
are- Alnusnepalensis, populus ambeli, Castanopsis indica, C.spicata, Wuercus griffithii,
Q.amellosa, Betula alnoides, Albizia mollis, Michelia spp., Mangolia spp. etc.
The wild mammals like Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Leopard Cat, Jungle Cat, Fishing
Cat, Spotted Linsang, Common Mongoose, Wild Dog, Jackal, Indian Porcupine, Himalayan
Black Beer, Assamese Macaque, Stump tailed macaque, Slow Loris, Hoolock gibbon, Sambar
and Barking Deer and birds like Great Hornbill, Goosander, Large cormorant, Mallard,
Godwall, Cotton teal, Three toed forest kingfisher, etc. are found in this sanctuary.
The migratory ducks has also been observed during the winter seasons in the Lake.
However, there is no road connectivity to the Lake as any kind of developmental activities
that leads to deforestation is prohibited in the area without prior clearance/approval
from the Wildlife Department. There are two ways to visit to the Mehao Lake, one
is through the bank of Eze/Deopani River covering 14 km from Roing and has to climb
a steeper slope to reach to the lake. Another is via Abango Village about 12 km from
Roing by leaving the vehicle at last stop somewhere 5 km further from the village
at foothills and then trekking for another 14 km on foot before reaching the Lake.
To make full survey or thorough view of the Lake one has to go fully prepared with
light beddings and materials for one night halt as there is no provision for lodging
in the vicinity. One old SPT Type Tourist Lodge constructed by the Department of
Wildlife way back in the year 2003-2004 is in dilapidated condition and need major
renovation to make it worth staying.
The Lake, if given proper attention with well maintained treks, if not motorable
roads and infrastructure at least for overnight halt is a potential tourist destination
for adventure tourism, birds and animal lovers, trekkers and for sightseeing. (Contributed
by Ajay Saring, DIPRO Roing.)
Millions of people in South and Southeast Asia may be at risk of arsenic poisoning
as massive pumping of groundwater pushes tainted water closer to uncontaminated aquifers,
scientists warned in a new study. The study, published by experts from Switzerland,
the US and Vietnam, examined changing groundwater flow over one decade in Vietnam’s
Arsenic, one of the most common inorganic contaminants found in drinking water worldwide,
can be highly toxic to humans. Even in low concentrations arsenic can damage health
if ingested over long periods. It is associated with cancer of the skin, lungs, bladder
At some sites in Vietnam investigated for the study, arsenic concentrations were
up to 50 times higher than the internationally recommended limit of 10 micrograms
of arsenic per litre.
The study focused on a village on the outskirts of Hanoi, Van Phuc, where residents
have private wells. Although the sample was small, it is believed similar processes
may be underway elsewhere in large Asian cities that are pumping more groundwater,
said a co-author Michael Berg, a geochemist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic
Science and Technology.
---- Readers Forum ----
Grasp the factual gist of article
This is in response to a readers forum item written by one Jamoh duo titled-” Will
gender discrimination ever end?” which appeared in the 16th of September 2013 issue
of the Arunachal times. Couple of days after publication of the article and amidst
appreciation from all corners, yet I have been exclusively subjected to criticism
by the Jamoh duo. I wish, the duo before portraying me as bizarre thinker, narrow
minded, booster of “Gali ka Goonda” and gender discriminator, should have read carefully
and brought out the factual gist of the article. In my article I wrote against the
rapist not the victim. This can be clarified from the facts of justifications as
1. If at all I was interpreting parents that girls are raped because of their
short dresses and promiscuous behavior, then my article would have been titled “TEACHING
OUR DAUGHTERS HOW NOT TO BE RAPED “ but the title of the article was “SHOULD WE
BE TEACHING OUR DAUGHTERS HOW NOT TO BE RAPED? Whereby, rather I have questioned
the society-instead of educating good moral values to our sons that they do not rape
people, should we be teaching our daughters how not to be raped?
2. I never interpreted as wearing short outfits, drinking and night outs and
promiscuous behavior of the girl, responsible for getting raped. Rather, I interpreted
that although girls make poor choices, girls can’t be held responsible for a boy’s
poor choice. please refer para 7, 8,15 and 16(10) of page 3,
Para-7; “I get that the girl made some poor choices. I get that she may have a history
of being promiscuous. I get that she’s been drunk before. I get that she was dressed
provocatively. But none of those, individually or in the collective, is justification
Para-8; “Everyday people make poor driving choices. But if they’re hit by a drunk
driver no one says they deserve it. Lots of people forget to set their house alarm,
drive fancy cars, and buy expensive things. But who says they flaunted their wealth
and therefore it’s their fault they were robbed? Both of these sound absurd. It’s
not their fault, it’s the drunk driver or the robber’s responsibility”.
Para-15; I think girls (and boys) need to be taught about making good choices. I
think we need to talk to our daughters about the consequences of drinking, doing
drugs, or being in a situation where they’re not in control of their choices. But
girls don’t bear the responsibility of a boy’s poor choice. Girls of the world do
not carry the burden of not being raped.
Para-16(10); And when cases like Delhi rape case bring out victim-blaming and shaming
rather than focusing on the fact that it doesn’t matter what the girl was doing with
a boyfriend late night, what was she wearing, if she had sex in the past, or any
of the factors that lead to a girl being so intoxicated she passed out, nothing,
I repeat nothing, gives cause to rape.
Now, please tell me where my article discriminated “GENDER”. Yes, I did interpret
for a paradigm shift in the outlook of younger generations towards generating a sense
of responsibility/accountability and respect within themselves in the society which
can be done only by sitting with them and educating moral values. For your kind information,
many among the victims of likabali rape case are my relatives. While demanding capital
punishment even through article, can I be such bizarre thinker/narrow minded/gender
discriminator? Moreover, I am a father of son and a daughter. Can’t I comprehend
the pain of a daughter? The main premise behind my write up was to edify our sons
a moral value so that they do not rape people and while doing so, girls of the society
including mine, surely don’t get raped irrespective of their poor choices-what they
wear, how they looked. Because girls don’t bear the responsibility of a boy’s poor
choice. Why should they? However, while appreciating the critics, this time, I hope
duo must have read unmistakably and understood that in fact, their opinions and mine
are alike and also hope that they won’t use absurd word against any writer before
they fetch out the factual gist of the article as the duo seemed to be a very learned
personnel. With regards!
DR. R Taipodia, Ph.D
Very good initiative
Almost every day in our dailies we find different sections of our society pleading
the state government for attention towards poor road conditions. Why do we only wait
for the state government alone?? I feel proud and appreciate the members of Yupo
colony, Chandranagar for building an approach road (400 m) with their own hard earned
money. I don’t appeal everyone to construct roads, but at least we can maintain our
drainage systems. Poor drainage systems result in poor road conditions. Due to rampant
and careless dumping of garbage in and around the drains, during heavy rainfall,
water logging takes place. As a result, drain-water and garbage overflows on the
road, thereby damaging it. As we have numerous forums and associations in every nook
and corner of our state, we together can voluntarily take care of the drains and
the roads of our locality. If we demand various rights and facilities from the state,
we should also learn to willingly discharge some duties, and contribute towards the
betterment of our state.
Pachin colony is still in Stone Age
In this fast developing twin capital city, there exists a place which is on back
gear towards the Stone Age. I am talking about the most and ever neglected Pachin
Colony, Naharlagun. As like any other sector road of the capital, road condition
of Pachin Colony is horrible and will beat any other colony road when it comes to
being bad. At least we are happy that it cannot get worse as it has reached the height
of being bad. We have been hoping for decades that with time the road condition will
improve, but in vain. We even heard rumors about money being sanctioned for the purpose,
but seem it truly was just a rumor. People residing on the either side of the road
also played their much needed role of dumping excavated earth on the road; blocking
drainage etc. Another rumor was about building a much needed motor able bridge in
place of the present hanging bridge, but seems it too is a disappointment just like
the previous one.
Through your esteemed daily I would like to request the concerned authority to look
into the matter, as in case of emergency like medical and fire, it takes very long
time for the help to reach.