ITANAGAR, Sept 2: The Students' Union of NERIST has vehemently condemned the physical
assault on Registrar of North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology
Dr. R P Bhattacharjee and driver K K Methew by some unidentified persons at Nirjuli
NERIST Students Union in a release informed that Dr. Bhattacharjee was allegedly
beaten by some unidentified persons when he was coming back after dropping his daughter
at NIT Hostel, Nirjuli.
Reportedly, the incident occurred when the driver made a turn of his vehicle near
a residence. Although the Registrar had apologized on behalf of the driver for any
unintended disturbance caused to them, the persons did not mercy them, the release
Both the injured Registrar and driver were rushed to General Hospital, Naharlagun
An FIR has been lodged against the unidentified persons at Nirjuli Police Station,
the release informed.
IMC to stop lifting garbage from markets
NAHARLAGUN, Sept 2: The Itanagar Municipal Council facing paucity of fund, in a letter,
has informed the Capital deputy commissioner of its inability to lift garbage from
the market areas of the Capital Complex from September 10 next but it would continue
its service in government and private residential areas.
While the garbage accumulated in Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa market
areas amounts to 90% according to recent survey and only 10% by rest areas, IMC sanitation
in-charge Tarh Nachung justified that the DC collecting the revenue from the traders
should shoulder the responsibility along with the Arunachal Pradesh Marketing Committee,
the letter said.
Truck union condemns rape and murder of woman
ITANAGAR, Sept 2: All Lower Subansiri and Kurung Kumey District Truck Union have
vehemently condemned the brutal rape and murder of 35-year-old woman at Garu village
under Likabali of West Siang recently by a handyman of a truck.
The union requested the law enforcing authority to award exemplary punishment to
the culprit under appropriate section of the law.
Besides, the Union requested the authorities concerned to take appropriate steps
to protect the truck carrying essential commodities, as the owner and driver of the
truck have no any connection with the said unfortunate incident.
CE calls for early restoration of damaged Pacha hydel project
ITANAGAR Sept 2: Chief Engineer (WZ), Department of Hydro Power Development Pura
Tupe inspected the Pacha Hydel Project in East Kameng, which was damaged by flash
The Chief Engineer directed the field officers to start restoration work maintaining
quality and complete it as early as possible.
He was accompanied by the Executive Engineer, Assistant Engineers and Junior Engineers
during his visit.
Sagalee ADC visits flood affected area
ITANAGAR, Sept 2: Sagalee ADC Jalash Pertin visited the Church Building of Pentecostal
Christian Fellowship Church, (PCFC) Missionary Land at Papi colony, Sagalee on August
29 along with ASM Bokoriang New Panchayat Techi Serbang and officers and officials
of WRD and Urban Development to verify the damage caused by flood on August 25 last
following incessant rain.
During the visit, PCFC Church Secy Nabam Tadap, requested both Administration and
the Panchayat leaders to properly access the loss caused by the flood and also to
pursue the matter with the Govt.
ASM Bokoriang, New Panchayat Techi Serbang, who accompanied the administration, requested
ADC Sagalee to take up the matter to the concerned authority to prepare specific
policy to effectively check such recurrence in future. He also requested ADC Sagalee
to provide necessary assistance from the administration side for immediate restoration
of the situation.
After hour-long spot verification, the ADC assured of cooperating in all possible
ways. He assured to provide an Earthmover for one day to clear the blockade in Papi
River main Junction which shall be managed from M/S SUSHEE Ltd.
He also asked WRD Office to prepare an estimate for the affected area and submit
it in his office for pursuing the matter with higher authority.
Relief sought for fire victims
DUMPORIJO, Sep 02: Dumporijo MLA Paknga Bage asked the authority concerned to provide
immediate relief to the fire victims Yomdo colony Dumporijo, where several houses
were gutted Saturday last.
While expressing concern over repeated fire incidents in Dumporijo area, the MLA
appealed to the department concerned to establish a fire station at Dumporijo town
with fire tenders.
Fire tenders took over 40 minutes to reach the spot. By the time fire tender reached
the accident site, the damage had already been done.
He also appealed to the public to take utmost care while handling fire to prevent
PRI leaders seek cooperation from local MLA
ITANAGAR, Sept 2: The Anchal Chairperson of 12th Kamporijo Block-II under 12th raga
constituency in a memorandum submitted to the local MLA has sought his cooperation
in the strengthening of Panchayat Raj Institution in the state.
It should be done as per decision taken by the government, devolving power to the
PRI leaders for implementation of all Centrally Sponsored Schemes, it said.
Social service conducted
ITANAGAR, Sept 2: A mass social service was organized at Itanagar Municipal Council,
Ward no.14 beginning from August 22 last till yesterday.
The drive was conducted by the councilor with the help of D-sector Residential Welfare
Association (DSRWA), Youth of RWD Colony, Old Donyi Colony, D-sector, senior citizen,
intellectuals and department of UD & Housing and PWD Division IV.
Councillors meet kidnapped trader’s family
By Staff Reporter
NAHALAGUN, Sept 2: Councillors of the Itanagar Municipal Council (IMC) led be chief
councillor Aruni Higio met kidnapped trader KC Chako’s wife Usha Chako and her brother
Sunil Joseph here today to extend their sympathy with the shocked family.
While interacting with the team including councillors Tarh Nachung, Lisi Yapu and
Kipa Takum, Usha explained her agonies and sought the support of the civil society
in early and safe release of her husband whose health condition was a matter of concern.
Higio informed her that she had called on Home Minister Tanga Byaling to enquire
about the ongoing investigation by the police and assured all possible help.
ASYF submits charter of demands to CM
ITANAGAR, Sept 2: The All Sagalee Youth Federation (ASYF) has demanded opening of
a SBI Branch in Sagalee Sub-Division within a month.
In its charter of demands submitted to the chief minister, it said, Pradhan Mantri
Jana Dhan Yojana was launched recently wherein the prime minister said that every
household in the country should have bank account. Hence, Sagalee Division must not
lag behind in getting such opportunity.
Its other demands are sub-treasury office at Sagalee, activation of mobile towers
erected at Meb, Leporiang and Mengio, fire station and establishment of petrol pump
at Sagalee, renovation and reformation of CHC Sagalee by posting adequate doctors
and other para medical staffs and establishment of Novodaya/VKV school at Sagalee.
Interaction prog conducted
ITANAGAR, Sept 2: An interaction programme was organized by All Dumporijo Youth,
Collegians and Students Circle at a hotel here on August 30 last which was attended
by Dumporijo MLA Paknga Bage and ADM Talo Potom among others.
Speaking on the occasion, ADM Talo Potom called on the gathering to work in unison
for development of their area.
ITANAGAR, Sept 2: One Techi Gelo, an Arunachalee citizen of Lekhi village today went
missing from Gohpur under Sonitpur district of Assam. According to the family source
this afternoon Gelo had gone to Gohpur after receiving phone call from a local resident
informing about availability of a house maid. However he lost touch with the family
members after 3 PM and henceforth remains untraceable. The family members have lodged
an FIR at Gohpur police station.
His Scorpio vehicle has been found abandoned near the roadside at Dhalpur and Dhalpur
police have recovered the vehicle and kept in their custody at Police Station.
When contacted Officer in Charge of Gohpur police station confirmed the missing report
and stated that police have launched the investigation. Police officials from Sonitpur
also informed that they are yet to receive detail information but assured to give
the case top priority. It is too early to make a judgment but family source feared
that Gelo might have been kidnapped.
One person killed at a remote village of West Siang
ITANAGAR, Sept 2: A person named Yumsen Laju was killed in a remote Torajan village
under Kangku circle of West Siang district, bordering Assam, on August 28 last. The
matter came to light when the mother of the victim lodged a missing report of his
son at Likabali Police Station on August 30.
The police team immediately swung into action and recovered his decomposed body from
the fish pond at the back of his house at Torajan on the same day.
“The body was found floating in the fish pond and was decomposed beyond recognition,”
informed OC PC Likabali Tali Kaye.
Arrest of the wife, who was behaving rather abnormally, led to the arrest of one
Dharmendra Sintey of the same village today who had allegedly murdered her husband
to avenge an old enmity, he informed. The accused is lodged at Likabali Police Station.
As the incident unfolded, the husband had come home along with the accused on August
28 at about 9pm. They both went for a bath at the back of the house when the accused,
in the presence of the wife of the victim, allegedly hit the victim in the head four
times with a stick killing him on the spot and then threw the body to the pond.
“The accused, according to the wife of the victim, had threatened to kill her along
with children if she divulged anything about the incident to the police,” OC Kaye
added. A case has been registered at Likabali Police Station under section 302 IPC.
Petrol pumps to down shutter
CCPDA express concern over forceful collection of fuel samples
ITANAGAR, Sep 2: An emergency meeting of the Capital Complex Petroleum Depot Association
was held today at A-Sector, Naharlagun. In the meeting the members once again unanimously
condemned the recent kidnapping of K.P Chacko, a senior member of the business community.
The members expressed their solidarity with the family members of Chacko. The members
also decided that all petrol pumps under the CCPDA would put their shutters down
on 3rd September in solidarity with all the market associations of Capital Complex.
The members present also discussed the issue about how some persons/ organizations
in the pretext of checking quality of oil were forcefully collecting fuel samples
from petrol pumps. “It was cleared by the house present that all the consumers were
entitled to the quality & quantity test at the petrol pumps. But, collecting fuel
samples were only allowed by the concerned legal authorities as per the guidelines
of the Government,” stated CCPDA. Further CCPDA warned all such unauthorized persons
or organizations to refrain from committing this act in future.
Lastly, the members put forward a serious and nagging problem faced by the CCPDA,
which was the procuring of fuel by a certain students union through hand-slips. CCPDA
President Tadar Babin, informed the house that a preliminary meeting with some executive
members of the students union was held on 31st August 2014. The student leaders had
then, given their assurance to curb the hand slip practice. Expressing faith on the
student leaders, the members of the CCPDA hoped that maturity and responsibility
prevails and this practice would cease permanently. The house present also decided
that all member petrol pumps must install CCTV within 2 weeks time.
ADC to Governor goes missing in Europe
NEW DELHI, Sept 2: An Army officer has gone missing while holidaying in Spain and
Norway prompting the force to ask the Indian embassies there to search for him.
The Captain S Bhonsle is the ADC of the governor of Arunachal Pradesh and belongs
to the 2 Para (Special Forces) unit of the Army based in Bangalore in counter-insurgency
The Indian embassies in Spain and Norway have been asked to locate the officer who
was there to take part in adventure activities, Army officials said.
The officer has not returned even after his leave has expired, they said, adding
the matter was brought to the notice of the Army headquarters by his father as he
was not traceable. The force is also trying to locate his cell phone and email ID
location to know his whereabouts but so far, it has not been successful.
In the past also, there have been cases where Army personnel went missing in foreign
It is also reported that the Raj Bhawan officials at Itanagar had informed the matter
to senior army officials as he failed to report on August 18 last.PTI
CM reviews status of SPA projects implementation
ITANAGAR, Sept 2: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has reviewed the progress of implementation
of the projects under Special Plan Assistance (SPA) in a meeting in his office today.
The meeting was attended by the Chief Secretary, Secretaries/Chief Engineers/Directors
of all implementing departments besides concerned officers of the Planning Department.
The Chief Minister, while reviewing the status of the projects expressed his concern
regarding the delay in implementation of some projects and submission of Utilisation
Certificates by the departments. He directed the concerned departments to expedite
the implementation of the projects which are delayed beyond their scheduled date
of completion and also asked all concerned to develop a system whereby UCs are submitted
in a time bound manner. The Chief Minister also instructed the heads of the departments
to regularly monitor the progress of the projects to ensure their completion as per
timeline fixed by the Govt. of India. He further directed the departments to complete
the projects as per the terms and conditions.
The Chief Secretary, while directing the departments concerned to take all necessary
steps to complete the projects, emphasized on the need for taking over of the assets
by the user departments immediately after their completion for ensuring their utility
and maintenance. He also directed that the Secretaries of the nodal departments should
monitor and review the progress of the projects on a regular basis with the executing
agencies and sort out the issues hampering the implementation of the projects, if
The Secretary (Planning) while giving an overview of the status of submission of
UCs by various departments, urged upon the implementing departments to submit the
pending UCs immediately for which expenditure have already been incurred. Since,
all SPA projects are monitored online by the Govt. of India and also subject to Third
Party Monitoring, the departments concerned were asked to strictly follow all the
codal formalities and other mandatory provisions.
Fund requirement for various major ongoing projects under SPA viz. Mini Secretariat,
stadiums, CC roads etc and the problems faced by the departments in implementation
of the projects were also discussed in the meeting. The Chief Minister assured to
look into the matters and asked the Chief Secretary and Secretary (Planning) to initiate
appropriate action, according to an official release.
SD & EG Dept set to achieve 1 lakh employment target
ITANAGAR, Sept 2: As envisioned by the State Govt, the Department of Skill Development
and Employment Generation (SD&EG) is all set, focused and determined to achieve the
target of creating 1 lakh job opportunities to the youth during the 12 th Plan (2012-2017).
This was reiterated during the sending off ceremony of another batch of 66 trainee
youth to Assam Down Town University at Udyog Sadan here today.
These youth would be trained for 9 months and skilled in ‘Health Care Combo Course’
including Nursing Assistant, Bedside Assistant, Laborotary Technician Assistant,
Basic Anatomy and Physiology Course and Soft Skills. 82 youth from different parts
of Arunachal Pradesh are already undergoing the course for the past two months at
the same university.
Down Town University is one amongst the new VTPs which had recently signed MoA with
the State Govt. to undertake skill development training programme with minimum 70
percent placement assurance and a minimum starting salary of Rs 8000 per month to
passed out trainees. The 16 year old university is located at Panikhaiti in Guwahati
and has the distinction of opening the first Paramedical College of Northeast in
2009. In 2010 it got the status of a Private University under Assam Private Universities
Act 2007 and also got approval from A.I.C.T.E to start an integrated campus. It presently
runs courses in Nursing, Engineering, MBA and Pharmacy. A proposal is in the pipeline
of the State Govt. to fine tune and further train the passed out ANM’s/GNM’s/Health
Assistants from other institutes and provide them opportunity to get jobs. The university
has also applied to undertake courses in Earth Moving Activities.
Chairing the meet, Industry Secretary Dr. S.S Ghonkrokta and Director SD & EG Subu
Tabin wished all the best to the trainees of whom maximum were girl youth. The duo
advised them to make the best use of the opportunity provided by the State Govt.
to skill themselves and get employments in their chosen career.
In the meet, it was also made known that the department had been entrusted to undertake
skill development training programmes for the youth of border areas under the BADP
as per the local requirements and needs which will be initiated soon. Henceforth,
the State Govt. would also give preference to skilled persons under the Prime Minister’s
Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP). A ‘workshop’ to review the performance of
the empanelled and prospective VTPs would also be conducted during October next to
be inaugurated by the Chief Minister where public and private giants like the NHPC,
NEEPCO, Power Grid, Oil India, Tea & Rubber Board have also been invited. Another
round of the ‘District Job Mela-cum-Skill Development Rallies’ would be undertaken
during November/December next involving the District Administations, Panchayats and
local NGO’s to identify prospective unemployed youth and sponsor them for the skill
development training programmes.
Of the one lakh job target set during the 12th Plan, 31048 youth are already into
the jobs. In the current SDI programme, 3184 candidates have been sent for various
skill development trainings out of which 1182 candidates have been given placements
and engaged in various private sectors.
Police-traders meet ends on a positive note
From a Correspondent
ZIRO, Sept 2: As the outcome of the shutter down strike organized yesterday and to
devise effective solution on the issues raised by the traders of Hapoli market, a
meeting of police department and Hapoli Market Traders Association (HMTA) was held
here today in office chamber of the Superintendent of Police.
Initiating discussion on the issue related to attack and looting case of Joram Wine
Shop, Tumme Amo, SP disclosed that he has already issued a circular along with photograph
of the person involved in the incident and thereby sough information from public
of whereabouts of culprits adding that the informer will be rewarded suitably.
Talking about other issues related to law and order problems in Hapoli Market, he
also disclosed that the police department has already started distributing tenancy
verification form in which tenants are to fill up the form and submit to the police
department with identity proof through house owners. Besides, police has started
picking up underage boys and girls who are found roaming at late night. After doing
some formalities, we hand over them to their parents by inviting them to police station,
They also discussed on the matter related to immigration of people into the district
without inner line permit and also matter related to traffic problems. After discussion
threadbare they decided to organized awareness programme on drug abuse, HIV/AIDS
etc with school going children.
Satisfied with the initiative of the SP Tumme Amo, the HMTA also announced to reward
Rs. 25000 (twenty five thousand) from their side in addition to reward proposed by
the Police department, to informer which would lead to arrest of the culprits involved
in Joram Wine Shop attack case.
Representative of traders includes HMTA president Yomdo Tadu and Secretary Dusu Tamang
along with executive members and T. Mingki OC PS Ziro participated the meeting.
DC assures to intensify night patrolling, install CCTV camera at sensitive point
From a Correspondent
ZIRO, Sept 2: The All Ziro Hapoli Youth Association (AZHYA) has celebrated its first
foundation day here at Abotani Hall on August 31 last.
Lower Subansiri deputy commissioner Krishna Mohan Uppu, who attended the festival,
while responding to three-point memorandum submitted by the AZHYA, assured to install
CCTV at various sensitive locations and improve night patrolling at the market places.
He also assured to fulfill other demands like installation of street lights, construction
of police beat posts and arrangement of a college bus which would ply between Ziro
and Yachuli College for the convenience of students.
As part of programme cultural and drawing competition were also organized among the
schools children of Ziro valley. In cultural competition, Govt. Hr. Sec. School bagged
the first prize while Govt. Middle School, Ziro and Himalayan Heritage School Ziro
were secured second and third place respectively.
In drawing competition, Hage Allan of Blue Pine Resident English School and Tafiap
Yangfo of Don Bosco School Hapoli grabbed the first and second prize respectively
while third prize went to Ligang Yanku of Himalayan Heritage School.
Besides, the class X & XII toppers of last academic session were also felicitated.
The prizes were given away by the DC and another invited dignitaries Er. Liagi Miri
The association selected Engineer Colony as the first and SSB Gate (Abulyan) as the
second most clean/hygienic colony and prizes were awarded on its foundation day.
Earlier on August 6 last, the Association decided to reward the most clean/hygienic
ATYO against any move to convert old inspection bungalow into MLA office
DAPORIJO, Sept 2: All Tagin Youth Organization has expressed concern over proposed
idea to convert the old Inspection Bungalow into MLA office of Dumporijo constituency
which is presently being used as office of the Circle Officer of Gusar.
In a complaint letter to Additional Deputy Commissioner, Dumporijo, ATYO informed
that some people with vested interests are allegedly trying to convert the old inspection
bungalow into MLA office with an intention to encroach the land in future. ATYO demanded
the ADC to stop any such move immediately.
ATYO appealed to the state government to protect such govt. properties being damaged
by some people with vested interests in name of construction of MLA office building.
Meanwhile, in a separate memorandum to Union Minister of State for Home Affairs,
Kiren Rijiju, ATYO has demanded for establishment of Police Check Beats in various
colonies of Daporijo Township to prevent criminal activities.
In yet another memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner, ATYO demanded to ban gambling
activity like Tambola, plying of motor vehicle on hanging bridge at in Pakam colony.
Taloh calls for preservation of time-tested culture
Solung celebrated at Pangin
PANGIN, Sept 2: “Age-old culture and tradition which is time tested should not only
be preserved but has to be carried forward”, said Education Minister Tapang Taloh.
He said the culture which is the identity of a community should be promoted and
passed on to coming generation.
Addressing on the occasion of Solung celebration here the minister said “It is our
duty to guide and mould the young generation so that they become worthy citizens.
The society is considered to be one of the most liberal and forward looking and the
same reputation has to be maintained. Apart from merry making, festivals like Solung
should be utilized for gaining knowledge about one’s own culture & tradition and
each one have to come forward voluntarily for preservation of culture.”
Highlighting the vision & planning of the present Govt. under the leadership of
Nabam Tuki, Tapang Taloh informed that Siang District will be inaugurated soon.
It will bring the administration to the doorstep of the people. While disclosing
his vision to make it a model district, he sought co-operation and support of all.
Stating that peace, harmony and unity are the pre-requisite for development, the
minister hoped that everyone will come forward to fulfill the vision.
The minister further informed that the govt. is giving priority to education. Revolutionary
steps are being taken to revamp the education scenario and improve the quality of
education, the minister added. “Teaching is a noble profession hence all the teachers
should take their profession seriously. Recruitment for non teaching jobs will be
started soon,” the minister said. He also disclosed that the Govt. has approved two
Engineering Colleges in the state and one of them is proposed at Siang District.
While releasing an Adi feature film called Gyargo Pongkok by Arunachal Pradesh Film
Production & Pajing Film Ltd, Taloh informed that the Govt. is encouraging the creative
talents in the state. He appreciated the efforts of the production team and urged
them to keep up the spirit.
The minister also felicitated Tagang Taki, a renowned social worker of the area.
He was the first Master Degree holder of the area and dedicated his life in the service
of the people. The minister while appreciating the life and contribution of Taki
exhorted all to emulate the pioneers of our society.
Taben Jamoh, ZPM appealed all to celebrate the Solung in true traditional way and
educate other people on the need of promoting festival and culture. Nabam Tadap
said most of the tribal festival are similar in nature and they promote unity and
brotherhood. He donated some amount for the renovation of Donyi Polo Gangging and
rewarded Tagang Taki for his contribution to the society.
Bomjum Kamdak , President CSFCC’14 highlighted the importance of Solung and informed
that the involvement of youths is prime importance in such occasions.
AALO: Solung, popular festival of Adi community, was celebrated in a befitting
manner here at Gumin Kiin.
Attending the celebration West Siang Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu said that Solung
echoes the ethos of the vibrant tribal culture of the Abotani belt and rich traditional
attires right from babies to grown ups is an encouraging trend as it infuses a sense
of pride in our age-old costumes and ways of life.
It is important to trace the origin of Abotani clan through extensive research works
by the intellectuals of our society to transmit it to posterity in a written form.
He said that exposure of our culture in a more focused manner through such celebrations
will do a world of good in our endeavor to preserve and promote it further.
Aalo DDSE Tomi Doke in his address said that our festival and culture are all alike
to give us distinct identities and we all should take pride in it and keep it intact
from any kind of invasion and erosion.
Speaking on the occasion, Rumgong MLA Tamiyo Taga said that the basic philosophy
behind the festivals are same everywhere and the mood and spirit of celebration should
germinate from within instead of going for donations, politicking and commercializing
it for the sake of eternity adding that the root that holds us firmly is more important
than anything else. Exhibition on traditional attires, local handicrafts, ornaments,
food items, meaningful folklores should be given more emphasis on such occasion.
The Chief Patron of the festival, Ex. Minister, Dibang Tatak gave his Solung greeting
to all, while CSGCC President Tapoli Badu, general secretary Tarik Pabin and Tahung
Jerang dwelt at length on the significance, mythological aspects of Solung festival.
The day was marked by attractive programme like Taku Tabat, mithun sacrifice, Ponung
dance and cultural competition on traditional and modern dances for which attractive
prizes were given away to participants today. DIPRO
Pakde Uli memorial half marathon race organized
DAPORIJO, Sep 2: To encourage youths towards sports, Lt. Pakde Uli open half marathon
(15 km) race from Dumporijo to Daporijo was organized yesterday.
Soma Pao from Seppa won the race clocking a time of 54 minutes to beat second placed
Ngongchen Hodong from Khonsa, who clocked 58:8 minutes to cover the distance.
Karbu Kena, Talin Dolum (Gyadu) and Tai Natam, all from Daporijo, finished third,
fourth and fifth respectively.
Cashes prizes with trophies were awarded to all the top five finishers.
The winner was given cash prize of Rs.50,000 while the second and third position
holders were given Rs. 30,000 and Rs 15,000 respectively. Rs. 5,000 each was given
to fourth and fifth position holders. Ten consolation prizes were also given.
The event was organized in memory of Lt. Pakde Uli, who was one of the renowned
social reformers of the area, by his family members and relatives in collaboration
with District Olympic Association Daporijo.
Deputy Commissioner Komkar Dulom, who was present on the occasion, hoped that this
kind of events encourage youths towards games and sports and also provide a good
platform to show their hidden talents. He assured all possible help for promotion
and organization of such events in future.
Later, he distributed the prizes to winners of the race.
Earlier, Additional Deputy Commissioner Dumporijo flagged off the marathon race at
Dumporijo ground at 7 am.
Altogether, 119 participants from various parts of the state participated in the
Keh-meh-haa district level badminton Championship concludes
ROING, Sep 2: The Keh-meh-haa 2014 District Level Badminton Championship concluded
with Open Melo and Ajiya Umpey defeating Prangko Miso and Pinjli Elapra in their
respective finals to clinch the men's and women's single title at the PWD Club here
In the men's double final, Apomo Linggi and Jina Linggi won the match by defeating
Emumi Mega and Durbo Mimi. Similarly, in the boys'under-19 category, Predi Mimi defeated
The championship was also played in the category of veteran double title for men
above 40, which was won by Chiliko Meto and Dr Brelee Mimi defeating Ambra Mena and
Mutchu Mithi, Parliamentary Secretary for Horticulture distributed certificates and
cash prizes of Rs 10,000 among the winners.
Organized by the District Olympic Association (DOA) and the District Sports Office,
the championship is sponsored by Miuli Motors, Dibang Enterprise and Lower Dibang
Valley Badminton Association.
The Parliamentary Secretary congratulated the winners and the organizers, particularly
the DOA for consecutively holding successful sports events after the recently concluded
Naba Ita Pulu Memorial Football Cup.
He said the government is always in support of such initiatives and encouraged the
organizers to continue playing its role in the promotion of sports. Further, the
Parliamentary Secretary assured to arrange a badminton coach, to assist and encourage
Earlier, in his speech, Kaling Pertin, ZPM, Dambuk said he was impressed by the zeal
and enthusiasm of the present members of DOA. Such spirit, he said, if channelized
well can bring out best sportsmen from the district.
Recent rape cases at Naitong village, Longding district and Gensi, West Siang were
very shocking. Now a day’s these kinds of heinous acts often keeps happening in our
state. The time has come to ponder or analyze the root cause of such crime and how
to stop it. I feel that the parents or guardian must educate their wards from the
very beginning at home as the home is the first academic institution of the children
even though it is a long term process. Subsequently the academic institution should
be proactive in providing the best education including moral values to the students.
The government should be very stern in implementing the laws and at the same time
they should provide proper infrastructure. Teachers and media must act as indicators
to the alarming mistakes of the individual, institutions and the society as a whole.
Human values can be inculcated by leading a proper and honest life with genuine love,
affection and kindness which have almost become nonexistent in our society.
Mebo, East Siang
Suspension bridge needs urgent attention
Through your esteemed daily I on behalf of 23rd Taliha Assembly youth congress committee
would like to inform that our members along with the shop owners of Taliha carried
out maintenance work of damaged road near 3 km from Taliha Township on 26th August
2014. Due to our effort light vehicle is able to pass through. The road was badly
damaged on 22nd August 2014 because of heavy rainfall. It was found that even though
said stretch of road is maintained by Border Road Organization (BRO), none of their
members visited the damaged portion. The people of Taliha/Paying and upper part
are facing lot of problem.
According to information received, the youth congress committee member has also visited
Sorto suspension bridge over Subansiri River. This bridge connects 14 (fourteen)
village of Paying circle and is lifeline for them. However the wires of suspension
bridge is badly rusted and has broken up posing serious dangerous. So, we request
all the Panchayat leader of Paying circle to take immediate measures before any untoward
incident takes place. We also appeal to the circle officer to kindly visit the Sarto
suspension bridge and take precautionary step.
Establishment of university is tasking job
Apropos the news item under heading ‘Uncertainty looms over…’ published on August
29 issue of your daily, I would like to bring the fact to your kind notice that establishment
of a university requires a lot of brain exercises and perfect planning. It is obvious
that the government will undergo several phases of meetings to come to a final decision.
The blueprint can only be possible when all the modalities are hammered out. It can’t
come in haste. Government cannot be blamed, if the blueprint takes some more times.
Hence, any accusation on government on this matter at this moment seems too immature.
The OSD has already taken the matter regarding base level planning with the higher
ups several times to do the needful.
Moreover, the base line planning/ blueprint require expertise from various quarters
and this process is on. I am pained and deeply shocked by the statement made in paragraph
4 of the news item like, “he has not received any go ahead nod …….. The state government
has no future vision ……..” quoting the OSD as saying. As a government employee, I
can’t utter and have never uttered such condemning words.
The reporter contradicts his own earlier statements in para-5 when he cites the proposals
made for the university by the OSD. It means something noticeable has been done.
Regarding Para-6 (approval for subjects), no approval may be given prior to the beginning
of academic function of the university and without the recommendations of the academic
council. In addition there are lot more formalities.
In the light of above, it seems that the news item has not been written with a positive
frame of understanding.
Dr. SN JHA
HoD, Geography, J N College, Pasighat &
OSD, A.P. University
BR Ambedkar deserves rightful space in Arunachal
In Arunachal Pradesh almost all the cultural structures, institutes and etc. are
named after Gandhi family only irrespective of their contribution. In my view its
B.R Ambedkar who did a lot for the ST, SC and OBC of India, without him the aforesaid
would not have got reservation in job and education. So the social, economic and
political condition of those (ST, SC & OBC) people can be imagined without his contribution
in particular and without him as a member of drafting committee in the Indian constitution
in general. Therefore, the ST dominated State like Arunachal Pradesh has to remember
him most and as a mark of respect should name some institute after him instead of
Dr. Chow Nakunand Singkai,
Lathao, District Namsai.
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---- Editorial ----
Modi trying to send a strong message
Prime Minister NarendraModi's remarks in Japan of an "expansionist" mindset of some
countries have riled the Chinese official media which said the Indian leader is more
"intimate with Tokyo emotionally" but he himself preferred to sidestep a question
on the issue. The Chinese foreign ministry declined to comment on Modi's remarks.
However official Chinese media warned against any attempt by Tokyo to form a united
front against China with India at the centre which it said will be a "crazy fantasy".
Referring to Modi's remarks, China's state-run Global Times said in an editorial
that Japanese and Western public opinion views them as a clear reference to China,
although he did not mention China by name. The paper reproduced Modi's remarks made
in Tokyo where he said, "everywhere around us, we see an 18th century expansionist
mind-set: encroaching in other countries, intruding in others' waters, invading other
countries and capturing territory". In February this year Modi had made similar kind
of statement while addressing an election rally at Pasighat town. He had especially
mentioned China and had warned them to shed expansionist attitude while promising
to defend every inch of Arunachal's land. The statement had created stir among Chinese
think-tank at that time. Modi seems to be trying to send a strong message to the
China regarding their claim over Arunachal by raking up "expansionist mindset" theme
again and again. But the big question is whether China will take it seriously or
continue their claim over Arunachal. Coming days will determine how successful will
be Modi's mantra?