ITANAGAR, Feb 24: The first merchant navy graduate from Arunachal Pradesh Kholie
Tanya yesterday passed away at his Jollang resident. Late Tanya graduated from Marco
Polo Institute of Marine Electronics, Bangalore. A native of Jollang village near
Itanagar, late Tanya completed his schooling from Sainik School Goalpara Assam in
the year 1984.
Upon completing his course, Tanya while on vacation at his village got inflicted
by Malaria, which cut short his fledging career. The Kholie Brother Welfare Society
in a release informed that he died peacefully at his resident and was cremated today.
Pre-Nyokum celebrated at RGU
ITANAGAR, Feb 24: Pre- Nyokum was celebrated at Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills
with great fanfare.
Taking part in the celebration Vice Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University Prof. Tamo
Mibang said,“The objective of celebration for this festival is to know each other
better and promote unity and fraternity among all.
“Nyokum is a time where we imbibe spirit of Ane-Nyokum, in which we seek blessing
for good cultivation and prosperity and community. Its time to share happiness and
joy with our fellow man and to come together in one platform to grow our unity”,
said Bengi Taja, RGU Students Union president while taking part in the celebration.
Some of the attractive programmes include cultural display and traditional items
performed by the students.
Famous singer Bengia Hemanto enthralled the gathering with his soul touching numbers.
Other highlight of the celebration was dance items performed by troupes from host
RGU, Don Bosco College, Doimukh Govt. School, DNGC and NERIST.
Ering call for united stand against discrimination
RUKSIN, Feb 24: Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering on Sunday
urged the MPs from NE states to keep a “Unified stand” to fight against discrimination
by the people of India’s mainland towards the people of northeastern region.
Ering was addressing a public meeting at Oyan village at Assam-Arunachal border yesterday.
Ering, who claimed that he had always been showcasing Arunachal and other NE states
in Delhi, urged the people to maintain unity and solidarity against the unhealthy
Stating that the people of NE region particularly the young students are being harassed
in the mainland from time to time, he said time has come to strengthen unity among
the people of the region to fight against the discrimination.
“It is very unfortunate that our people are facing harassment in the country’s mainland.
The MPs representing the NE states should take a unified stand for ensuring safety
and security of the people in Delhi and other part of the country. I am in frequent
contact with Delhi police and NE security organizations through social media and
telephonic connection”, Ering said.
Training on organic farming and soil health management held
ITANAGAR, Feb 24: A state level training programme on organic farming and soil health
management for sustainable agriculture in North East India began at College of Horticulture
& Forestry, CAU, Pasighat today.
As many as 17 officials from various departments and KVKs are attending the five
days programme organized by the Department of Natural Resource Management, College
of Horticulture & Forestry, CAU, Pasighat.
Inaugurating the programme Dr. BR Phukan, Dean (i/c), College of Horticulture & Forestry,
CAU, Pasighat emphasized on the importance of organic farming and soil health management
in all aspects of farming.
Earlier, Dr. Dinesh Sah and Dr Debashish Sen in their welcome address gave overview
of the training programme and advised to participants to reap maximum benefit from
Course director Dr P Debnath also addressed the trainee officials of the departments
and exhorted them to take full benefit of the training.
CM distributes land deeds to city dwellers
Guwahati, Feb 24: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today formally initiated the process
to grant the ownership deeds to city dwellers occupying government land for over
10 years with handing over the documents to them on a day when farmer activist Pranab
Boro set himself ablaze demanding land rights.
The Chief Minister said the process for distribution of land patta (land deed) to
those occupying government land for 10 years and above has started in right earnest.
Assam: Four injured in grenade blast
Rangia, Feb 24: At least four persons were injured in a grenade blast at a place
bordering Kamrup and Baksa districts in lower Assam on Monday.
Police sources said two grenades were hurled by two motorcycle riders at Gasbari
daily market near Goreswar at a around 6.10pm injuring four persons on the spot.
Police went to the site and the injured were taken to hospital. The identity of those
who hurled the explosives has not been established, they said. PTI
The anti-talk NDFB (Songbijit) faction is active in the area.
DIC conducts EDP
ITANAGAR, Feb 24: District Industries Centre, Daporijo conducted a week-long entrepreneurship
development programme (EDP) under food processing industry at its conference from
More than 67 participants from various circles participated in the EDP.
Subject matter specialists from KVK demonstrated the process of making chilly pickles,
topioca chips, ginger candy and soya products etc.
Dr. Yaani Ngomdir, VO, spoke about preservation of meats, method of slaughtering
animal for meat and other food processing, including milk.
Yompe Ado, ADO, delivered on Agri-base industry while T Raji, HDO, delivered on Horti-base
industry along with cultivation and processing related to food processing. Taye Riamuk,
DFDO, delivered on fish based industry along with pisciculture, poultry, piggery
John Rai, E.I delivered on EM-I, II registration process, Tuli Basar, DDI on role
of DIC, fiscal incentives under NEIIPP and NMFP.
Daporijo SDO Hage Takka attended the valedictory function and distributed EDP certificates
to the participants.
NFSA implementation meeting held
YUPIA, Feb 24: A meeting in connection with implementation of national food security
Act 2013 held here at DCs conference hall at Yupia today.
Additional Deputy Commissioner cum- Nodal Officer B.J Duia chaired the meet and called
upon nodal officers to perform their duties smoothly and to ensure to strictly adhere
to the guidelines laid down in NFSA in identification of households.
Sharing the house about complicacies in streamlining the rationing system in remote
areas, Jalash Pertin ADC cum nodal officer, Sagalee Division also stressed on strict
implementation and monitoring of rationing system so that benefits could be reach
to the targeted beneficiaries in a proper manner.
Besides discussing on important issues pertaining to NFSA2014, the house also discussed
the grievances of official engaged during field works in different parts of the District
who despite working very hard with dedication are left with no incentive or remuneration
for the service they rendered.
The District Food & Civil Supply Officer Dana Takio informed that so far no such
fund has been received but the report has been submitted to the Govt.
DF & CSO also requested the Nodal Officer to submit the final list of identification
of eligible general category household and left out priority and AAY household if
any and issue of rations card of Papum Pare district before 24th march 2014.
Beneficiaries can obtain information on eligibility criteria and forms from respective
administrative centers of the district. DIPRO
Misuse of fund alleged
ITANAGAR, Feb 24: Alleging misuse of fund meant for construction of New Primary School
Karsingsa-II, Karsingsa ASM has urged the District Project Officer, SSA District
Mission, Yupia to conduct an inquiry into matter and punish the erring person as
The ASM, who visited the school along with Karsingsa-II GPM, SMC chairperson claimed
that there was no provision of drinking water, electricity, black board in the school.
Even, the windows of the building have been left uncompleted without fitting grills,
the ASM in its letter to the DPO claimed.
The school building, compound wall, kitchen shed, toilet, electrification, drinking
water facility were supposed to build and provide with the fund released during the
financial year 2010-2011, the ASM claimed.
He also urged the DPO to provide all facilities as mandated under SSA and RTE Act
as early as possible to run the school smoothly. He also urged the authority concerned
direct the technical staff to perform their duty sincerely and to supervise the civil
work properly and also direct the teaching staff of the school to discharge their
duty properly and sincerely.
Association seeks devolution of power
ITANAGAR, Feb 24: The All Arunachal Pradesh Assistant Teachers Association today
sought devolution of power to Director of Elementary Education claiming that state
government has already issued an order SEDN/46/2003/Dt.28/10/2010 wherein it has
been clearly mentioned that the director of elementary education should look after
the entire elementary education in the state including SSA-RTE programe. In its representation
to the Chief Secretary, Association urged the authority to devolve the power to director
of elementary education.
Coaching for UPSC, APPSC aspirants conducted
ITANAGAR, Feb 24: The seven days coaching for UPSC and APPSC aspirants conducted
by Seva Bharati in collaboration with Jnana Prabodhini Pune concluded at IGG College,
A total of 20 students have benefited from the coaching.
The closing ceremony was attended by the principal in-charge of the college, the
organizing secretary Arunachal Vikash Parishad.
Assam Rifles provides Solar lamps
CHANGLANG, Feb 24: Giving boost to the Military Civic Action Programme by Assam Rifles,
the Assam Rifles (Manipur Battalion) provided five solar lights in Ranglum village
of Changlang district yesterday. The scheme carried out under MCA Project (Op Samaritan)
largely contributed in mitigating hardship faced by the people of this remote village
and also towards boosting the relations between security forces and the civilians.
Reduce cost of HSRP: AAPPTF
ITANAGAR, Feb 24: All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF), in
a release claimed that the Secretary, Transport has assured to reduce the cost of
High Security Registration Plate (HSRP) in Arunachal Pradesh from the existing rate.
The Secretary gave this assurance when a team of AAPPTF, led by its general secretary
Kipa Kanam, met him and submitted a memorandum urging him to reduce cost of HSRP.
The Supreme Court approved rate of HSRP is Rs 69 for two wheelers, Rs. 86 for three
wheelers, Rs. 214 for passenger cars and Rs. 220 for LMV and HMVs, the memorandum
informed. AAPPTF demanded the Secretary to reduce the cost of HSRP from existing
Rs 660 to Rs.150 for two wheelers, Rs. 798 to Rs.300 for three wheelers, Rs.1568
to Rs. 600 for LCV, LMV, HMV, multi-utility vehicles etc.
Escaped under-trial prisoner nabbed
ITANAGAR, Feb 24: A team of capital police under crime branch in-charge SI Krishnendu
Deb nabbed one of the escaped under-trial prisoners from Banderdewa area on February
21 last. The arrested under-trial prisoner Budh Ram Nayak alias Raju (25 yrs) of
Jenyadhupa (Merbil) under Laluk police station, Lakhimpur, Assam along with two
other under-trial prisoners, namely, Farooq Islam and Md. Majibur Rahman had escaped
from district jail Jully (Itanagar) on the night of August 24, 2012.
A case was registered at Itanagar PS (Case No. 190/2012 U/S 224/34 IPC in this connection
and search operation was launched.
Meanwhile, accused Budh Ram Nayak was produced before the Court of CJM, Yupia and
remanded in custody.
Following the disclosure that other escaped under-trial prisoner Md. Farooq Islam
was languishing in Nowgaon district jail (Assam) for his involvement in several criminal
cases, a team of capital police left for Nowgaon to bring him back Itanagar soon
after completion of legal formalities, according to a release issued by Capital SP.
All out efforts have been initiated for an early apprehension of the remaining escaped
undertrial prisoner Md. Majibur Rahman, the release added. It is worth mentioning
there that Budh Ram Nayak was put in jail in connection with a gruesome murder case
lodged in Banderdewa PS. While a theft case had been registered at Itanagar PS
against under-trial prisoner Md. Farooq Islam, Md. Majibur Rahman was involved
in a rape and twin murder case of Itanagar in the year 2008.
Call to strengthen Adi-Mishing relationship
RUKSIN, Feb 24: The newly elected members of Mishing Autonomous Council (MAC), Assam
were given warm felicitation in a meeting organized by Adi Baane Kebang (ABK) at
Oyan village on Sunday.
The Oiram Bori Memorial Cultural Complex at Oyan, one of the old Mishing village
of Arunachal located on right bank of mighty Siang river once again become hub of
the Adi and Mishing of the region as the people of both communities in a joint meeting
renewed their genetic relation in terms of identical language, culture and brotherhood.
Hundreds of Adi people from two Siang districts and Dibang Valley attended it.
Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs, Ninong Ering,
recalled ancient Adi-Mishing relationship and urged the community members to foster
the feelings of oneness in the coming days. He also laid foundation of ‘Ba:bu Oiram
Bori Memorial Stone’ inside the cultural complex.
Education Minister Bosiram Siram, in his address, highlighted the relation between
Adis and Mishings since time immemorial. According to him both Adi and Mishing belong
to a single community, but after a political separation, most of the Mishings are
dwelling in the plain land of Assam.
Siram suggested the MAC members to take bold initiative for overall development of
the Mishing populated areas in their state and firmly take up the people’s problem
with both Assam and Central governments.
Welcoming the participants, Ruksin block ZPM Tongeng Panyang requested the Mishing
Council members to extend their every possible cooperation to the Adi people, while
ABK president (East Siang) appealed the community people to strengthen the existing
Speaking on the occasion, MAC chairman Parmananda Chayengiya expressed his inclination
for adoption common script for both Adi and Mishing languages and said that his council
would grant fund for research and development of the Adi-Mishing language.
Among others, ABK (Apex) president Kangir Jamoh, ABK Secretary General Bodong Yirang,
retired IAS Osong Ering, former Arunachal minister Roding Pertin, Pasighat West MLA
Tangor Tapak besides MAC members also spoke on the occasion.
Parents urge for change of venue and extension of medical test date
ITANAGAR, Feb 24: The parents of 37 children, who have qualified for admission into
Sainik School in class VI and IX, in a joint representation, has appealed to the
Principal, Sainik School, Pungiwa Nagaland to extend the date of medical test and
change the venue from 155 Base Hospital, Tezpur to Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun/RK
Mission Hospital Itanagar in view of the tense situation that arose in Assam after
the recent Taraso incident.
The two vehicles in which the children were travelling along with their parents were
torched yesterday at Helem/Behali by angry mob despite army escorts. Further, vehicles
registered in Arunachal are being targeted by miscreants, the representation said
while driving its point home.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Legal Metrology and Consumer Affairs Welfare Association
(APLMCAWA) has strongly condemned the attack and torching of an Arunachal Pradesh
Government vehicle (No. AR-01E- 0078) and escort vehicle by angry mob at Behalee,
The incident occurred when Justice (Retd.) HN Sharma, president of Arunachal Pradesh
State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (State Commission) along with driver
of the department Joy Borah were on their way to Naharlagun for attending sittings
of the State Commission as well as Panchayati Raj Tribunal cases.
The unruly mob in their inhumane behaviour had not even spared medicine, mobiles
and other personnel belongings of the Judge and his staff, who somehow could manage
to safeguard themselves, APLMCAWA informed in a release.
The Association while expressing deep concern at the incident opined that it would
hamper normal proceedings of the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission and
also that of Panchayati Raj Election Tribunal and have adverse affect on consumers
and general public seeking justice through these Forums.
The Association hoped that authority concerned would take appropriate measure to
restore normalcy at the earliest and pave safe passages to all passengers, ailing
patients and also essential commodities.
The Association appealed to each and every stakeholder to maintain peace and to avoid
any kind of rumours that may aggravate the situation and believes that any grievance
could be settled through mutual discussion and understanding.
NLCT claims responsibility of Tarasso incident
Arunachal police dismisses the claim
ITANAGAR, Feb 24: The National Liberation Council of Taniland (NLCT) has claimed
responsibility of shooting incident that took place at Sango village of Tarasso circle
on January 29 saying that the attack took place “in connection with the illegal eviction
carried out by the Assam forest officials and illegal land encroachment in Arunachal
territory particularly at Tarasso circle by the people of Assam counterpart”.
In a statement, the Council warned that more bloodshed could be seen in boundary
area if encroachment takes place in the future. It further said that central Govt
as well as the Governments of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh have not taken appropriate
action to resolve the inter-state boundary issue. The Arunachal police source has
expressed surprise over claim of NLCT and stated that most of the cadres of outfit
have been neutralized. The police further claimed that NLCT is defunct organization.
Recently popular Assam based English Daily; The Assam Tribune had carried news about
NLCT’s claim that they own responsibility for Tarasso incident. The daily quoted
its own sources as saying that NLCT was not a very active militant outfit and no
activity of the outfit was noticed in recent times.
Meanwhile, the state Govt spokesperson Nabam Rebia yesterday reiterated that none
of the Arunachalee people are involved in the Tarasso killing incident. “These are
just baseless allegations that Arunachalee people are involved. If there is anything,
come up with proper evidence. Instead, the role of CPI (ML) leader Vivek Das should
be investigated. He should be arrested,” Rebia had retorted. He further informed
that Arunachal government has written to the Union Home Ministry for an independent
Inquiry into the incident. “With the Ministry’s directive, Arunachal and Assam police
can conduct joint investigation into the incident,” he had added. The Assam government
had reportedly written to the Centre asking for a CBI enquiry into the incident.
On the other hand, Union Ministry of Home Affairs Joint-Secretary, Shambhu Singh
had told television channels that the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)
might have a hand in the killing incident. According to the report published in popular
English daily The Telegraph on January 30, Singh is quoted to have suspected hand
of NDFB in the massacre.
4013 children immunized during 2nd phase of IPPI in Tawang
ITANAGAR, Feb 24: The second phase of intensified pulse polio immunization (IPPI)
was conducted successfully under the theme ‘Polio Sunday’ by the District health
authority Tawang yesterday.
All the officers and officials of District hospital Tawang, CHC's, PHC's, Sub centres
under Tawang district administered polio drops to children under the age group of
0-5 years with active support from ASHAs, anganwadi workers, police and SSB.
In an effort to make the nation and the district polio free, the massive IPPI campaign
was led by Dr. Wangdi Lama, DMO Tawang, and Dr Lobsang Tempa, DRCHO, Tawang, with
assistance from booth supervisors Dr. Urgen Lhamu, DTO, Dr KD Gautam, DSO and the
respective medical officers of Community Health Centres, Primary Health Centres and
Sub-Centres, who monitored the drive.
Parliamentary Secretary (civil aviations) and Lumla MLA Jambey Tashi led the campaign
at Lumla by administering the drops to kids in presence of Mika Nyori, ADC,Lumla,
Lobsang Younten, ZPM, Lumla, and other dignitaries at Lumla PHC.
The second phase of IPPI saw a commendable improvement as a mammoth total of 4013
kids were administered polio drops using 270 vials in contrast to 3886 kids in the
All the villages, labour camps and colonies under Tawang district were covered and
the ‘two vital drops of life’ was administered via door to door visits, mobile teams
and polio booths.
Celebrations of Nyokum Yullo begins with hoisting of Nyokum flag
ITANAGAR, Feb 24: The main celebration of Nyokum Yullo, the major festival of Nyishi
community, started this morning with ceremonial arrival of priests at numerous festival
grounds across the Nyishi inhabited five districts of Arunachal Pradesh and parts
To mark the start of the main celebration from February 24 to 28, 26th February being
the date of ritual sacrifice, the Nyokum flags have been ceremoniously hoisted in
all the Nyokum centres by the office bearers of the Central Nyokum Committee Celebration
As a matter of course, the Chairman, CNC used to hoist the Nyokum flag at Nyokum
Lapang, Itanagar and thereafter, Nyokum Nyia ground, Nyirubjolli. However, as the
Chairman, CNC, Bengia Tolum was hoisting the Nyokum flag at his birth place, Yazali
and pre-occupation of its Vice Chairperson, Tadar Yadir in hoisting the Nyokum flag
at Boasimla, alternative arrangement have been made for both the important celebration
centres of the capital complex.
While the Secretary General, CNC Tarh Tabin hoisted the Nyokum flag at Nyokum Nyia
ground, Nyirubjolli, Bengia Tabb, Secretary, Art and Culture, CNC and former President
and General Secretary as well of the Nyishi Elite Society hoisted the flag at Nyokum
Earlier, the CNC Secretary General hoisted the Nyokum flag at Langthe-Lothe Nyokum-2014
at Pachin colony, Naharlagun. While addressing the gathering at Langthe-Lothe Nyokum,
Pachin, the Secretary General outlined the correlation of NYOKUM – the community
festival and the NYISHI- the community whose very existence and sustenance is inter-dependent
on one another.
In his address Bengia Tolum described Yazali as the cultural epicenter of the Nyishi
and the centre of Nyishi unification movement.
Addressing the festive revellers at Nyirubjolli, Tarh Tabin said CNC shall initiate
a holistic approach in broader consultation with the social leaders on the regulatory
mechanism of Nyokum Nyia hall/ground, Nyirubjolli and Nyokum Lapang, Itanagar. He
further called upon one and all to enthusiastically participate in the Nyokum Yullo
-2014 while praying the Almighty NYOKUM ANNE for fathomless benevolence and bestow
peace, progress and prosperity on earth.
It is worthwhile to mention that the inauguration of food stalls; games & sports
and cultural competitions have already been started from 15th February in various
Nyokum celebration centres.
Sena inaugurates Kovin water lifting irrigation system & RADP at Changlang district
CHANGLANG, Feb 24 : Agriculture, Horticulture & Animal Husbandry Minister Setong
Sena inaugurated lift irrigation system at Kovin village of Jairampur and launched
implementation process of Rain fed Area Development Programme (RADP) at Manmao block
of Changlang District on February 22 last.
On the occasion, Sena informed that Arunachal Pradesh has received “Krishi Karman
Award” consecutively for 2 years from the Govt. of India only due to the hard work
of our farmers, officers, PRI leaders supported by farmer’s centric policy of UPA
Govt. at centre and under dynamic leadership of Nabam Tuki at the state, which is
always supporting the cause of farmers. He stated that the increase in food production
level in the state is due to contribution of NFSM (RICE), CM’s Farm Mechanization
Programme, CM’s dream project on Plantation Crops, CM’s sharing a cup of tea mission
Later in a meeting, he urged farmers to be more self dependent by adopting modern
technique of agriculture, horticulture, and veterinary. He revealed that the present
Govt. is ready to provide assistance to the interested farmers, self help groups
(SHG) through various scheme in the field of agriculture, horticulture and other
At Jairampur he lauded the dept. of Agriculture for installing project under NFSM
(rice) which encourages the farmers to opt for double cropping.
At Manmoa HQ, Sena while inaugurating the RADP programme, appreciated the hard work
of farming community and encouraged them to grow more crops like tea, orange, oil
palm, vegetables and food crops. He requested them to go for production in huge
quantity which can help setting agriculture and horticulture based industries
in the area.
Earlier A.D. Panggam, DAO in his key note address informed the gathering that Kovin
water Lifting irrigation system was funded under NFSM- Rice under local initiative
programme for 2012-2013. He further informed that the water lifting system can irrigate
50 Hect. of WRC field at a time. He lauded the minister for bringing the NFSM-Rice
scheme for whole state during 2012-2013 from the central Govt. The RADP (Rain fed
Area Development Programme) is a sub-scheme under Rastriya Krishi Vikash Yojana (RKVY),
a farmer centric approach focusing mainly on small & marginal farmers for promoting
the concept of diversified and integrated farming system involving agri. Crops, plantation
livestock’s and fishery based composite farming to sustain the livelihood and food
security at farm level, he informed. He further informed that the scheme is being
implemented at Manmao block in cluster form as a pilot project.
Y.S. Ranganaikullu, CEO, Shivasai Oil Palm Ltd., Hyderabad who also accompanied the
minister also spoke on the occasion.
Later, the minister visited the Hetman Village along with the team of leaders/officers
and interacted with villagers. It is worth mentioning that Hetman Village is the
last Indian village bordering Myanmar.
K. Riba, ADC, Jairampur, W. Mossang, EAC, Manmao, ZPMs of Jairampur and Manmao, HoDs.
public leaders and officers accompanied the ministers during the tour programme.
PMC organizes 2nd workshop of City Sanitation
PASIGHAT, Feb 24: The second workshop of City Sanitation Plan of Pasighat Municipal
Council (PMC) was organized today under the Chairmanship of the Chief Municipal Councilor,
DenongTamuk in the conference hall of PMC.
Altogether, thirty participants including municipal councillors and members of City
Sanitation Task Force (CSTF) attended the workshop. The main objective of the 2nd
Workshop was to explain the status of sanitation activities in the town to participants
along with the process and means of conducting 100% sanitation campaign.
Municipal Executive Officer (MEO)-cum-Member Secretary CSTF-cum-ADC Rajesh Panyang.
Panyang briefed all participants about the sanitation plan project. He emphasized
that people and officials need to be made aware about safe sanitation so that the
attitude and behavior can be changed positively for a sustainable development of
The Chief Councillor Tamuk who is also Chairperson of the CSTF delivered the opening
remarks and explained the participants about the importance of preparing City Sanitation
Plan (CSP) and explained the participants about the importance of preparing a good
CSP for Pasighat Municipal Council. He told that the condition of sanitation is very
poor in PMC area and such condition is an eye opener for decision maker and concerted
efforts must be made to improve the sanitation condition of town. He stated that
the poor sanitation is affecting the health of people and asked the consultant to
explain properly and prepare a good sanitation plan for PMC.
The ICT representatives Deepa Tripathi and Dr. Krishna Pal gave a power-point presentation
on the existing sanitation status, options for seepage management, sanitation vision
of town, best sanitation practices and process and means for sanitation awareness
The CSP is being prepared for the horizon year 2038 and the current project will
be completed by the end of April 2014 and after that the project will be submitted
to Central Government for funding.
Delhi based Intercontinental Consultants and Technocrats Pvt. Ltd (ICT Pvt. Ltd)
presented the status of sanitation services and process of generating awareness in
Tani Taloh, the Municipal Secretary also spoke on the occasion.
Later a sanitation campaign led by Chief Councilor was organized in the market area
of Pasighat town. DIPRO
Water crisis in Pasighat township
ITANAGAR, Feb 24: Water crisis in Pasighat township area is a perennial problem.
Summer or winter, the drinking water crisis has always been a major issue for the
residents of Pasighat township area.
Lack of proper management on the part of concerned department, lack of drinking water
conservation awareness among the citizen, negligence on the part of consumer regarding
payment of water bills, shortage of water in intake points due to poor management
by concerned department are contributing factors to the drinking water crisis, despite
available water resources in the district.
In Pasighat particularly in Bazar, Jarkong, Public Bus station, Baskota and SS Mission
areas thousands of citizens have been facing drinking water shortages for many months
particularly due to digging of ponds for swimming pool and amusement park in the
drinking water intake point at the cost of people.
Here, most of the residents get one time water supply through water tankers a day
No doubt, to meet the drinking water requirement of the citizens, Public Health Department
has been arranging water tankers, but people living away from main roads are facing
difficulty to avail even this provision.
A citizens informed that they are not happy with this make shift arrangement as they
need a better solution to meet the demands for drinking water. He also informed that
“though in scanty quantity the supply of water in pipelines has resumed recently”.
The prime reason for this difficulty is the construction of Ponds for establishment
of swimming pool as the intake points dried ups due to digging of ponds just below
the intake point.
Apart from this, there is no any fencing in the intake point. Before undertaking
these swimming pool and amusement park projects there were fencing and a building
in the said location to monitor and regulate the flow of water.
But today, the scenario has totally changed as there is no any such regulatory building
and fencing around the intake point. Though the concerned department is conducting
safe drinking water or sanitation programmes in the township area and villages, they
forgot to undertake sanitation activities and supply clean drinking water to large
number of citizens of the said areas.
Jonai team lifts Ligang Cricket Trophy-2014
RUKSIN, Feb 24: Jonai Star Cricket Team of Assam lifted the 15th edition of Ligang
Cricket (T-20) Trophy defeating Apple Cricket Club of Ruksin by 59 runs in final
at Oyan English school playground today afternoon.
The champion team set a target of 126 runs to win before Apple Cricket team. But,
the defending team could manage to score only 67 runs losing all wickets in 17th
The winning team entered into the final crushing Siang Star Club (Oyan) by 89 runs
in the semifinal.
The 15th edition of the running Cricket Trophy was organized by Ligang Championship
Trophy Cricket Committee (LCTCC).
32 cricket teams from Ruksin, Pasighat, Mebo, Rengging under East Siang district
besides Jonai and Silapthar of Assam participated in the tournament.
Ponil Bori of Oyan village serving as Block Development Officer at Gensi (West Siang)
and General Manger of Doni-Polo Tea Estate, A Larkins attended the final match and
distributed the prizes to the winner and runners up.
Bori in his address suggested the young sportspersons to maintain high sportsman
spirit throughout their life. He also recalled the immense contributions of late
Kolyan Pait and late Sanjeeb Bori for development of games and sports in the area.
He appreciated continuous efforts of the organizing committee for conducting the
In his speech, Larkins urged the budding players to practice hard and maintain strict
discipline to become a good player.
The trophy for this edition was donated by Petor Mize of Oyan in memory of his late
mother Yayong Mize.
The organizers informed that trophy for the next round would be donated by Jitendra
Pait, an eminent teacher of Oyan village.
Besides the coveted trophy, the winner team also pocketed cash award of Rs. 20,000.
The runners-up team was awarded Rs. 10,000 along with a trophy.
The awards for man of the match and man of the series went to Raju Pegu and Kalicharan
Prasad of Jonai team.
The recovery of four more bodies from troubled Chauldhowa along Assam-Arunachal Pradesh
border has worsened the troubled relation between two states. As soon as news spread,
there has been immediate reaction, as violence broke at Behali and Borgang areas
following violent protests by locals on the Highway. The Arunachalee people travelling
through Behali and Borgang bore the brunt of violence.
35 small children accompanied by their parents were also attacked by some miscreants
near Borgang on Gohpur-Tezpur road when they were traveling to Tezpur for Sainik
School admission test scheduled for 24th February. However the credit must be given
to Sonitpur district administration for timely intervention due to which violence
could be halted. Curfew has been imposed in Behali Reserve Forest and Borgang areas
from Sunday evening till further notice. The police also fired in the air to disperse
mob from national highway. These are short term measures. The government of Assam
and Arunachal should sit down and find ways to end this situation. The death of
15 people due to boundary clash has shaken the relation between two states. If two
state governments do not take urgent steps to address Tarasso incident, things may
get worse in days to come. In such situation, the ordinary citizen will be worst
---- Readers Forum ----
Through the column of your esteemed daily I would like to express extreme disappointment
against Lower Dibang valley administration for not publishing the recruitment date
of computer-cum-account assistant in the local dailies. I want to ask district administration,
whether there are no internet facilities available in your office or what? If yes
then why don't you inform us about date of interview? Are the fees for publishing
advertisement too much? If other district administrations can publish it in the local
dailies then why can't our district administration do the same?
At last, being an unemployed youth of LDV, I want to tell district administration
that you had disappointed us.
Let's stop acting like wild animals
It is heartening to know that entire country is expressing their solidarity over
the brutal killing of our beloved brother late Nido Tania. The episode was given
a national character by news channels like Times Now, Headlines today and various
other channels. Being alarmed by such brutality, whole day I kept browsing news channel
to catch up every details of what would be next. But, alas! Every time I switched
on my TV, it would show me some unending debate of politicians and time consuming
advertisements. Few years ago, in South Delhi while entire Arunachal students were
expressing solidarity with press fraternity by organizing protest against the brutal
attack on young lady journalist Tongam Rina of Arunachal Times I was amazed to find
most of the country's leading news channels like Zee news, Times Now and others present
except my favourite Aaj Tak channel. I was thinking what is wrong with this news
channel? Is there any reason for not covering us? Yes, there may be one solid reason.
"Few years ago some guys in Itanagar broke vehicle of Aaj Tak and even attacked its
staff, which forced them to flee from the state," told me a fellow Arunachalee. Dear
people of Arunachal, let's stop acting like wild animals. Today we claim that we
are in modern age but sadly many are seen acting like they are still in Tarzan era.
This generation is perishing anyhow but let's save our future generation. Lastly
today we can be proud of having successfully united every Indians in protest against
various injustices........be it Tongam Rina's case, Tarrasso incident or late Nido
Tania's case. It is only because of the incredible role played by our media and press
fraternity that our minds are truly awakened.
Mowb Colony 2,
KGBV teachers being ignored by state government
Through your esteemed daily, I on behalf of East Kameng Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya
Teachers Association (EKKGBVTA) would like to draw kind attention of Government of
Arunachal Pradesh towards hardship faced by the teachers working under the ambitious
programme of Government of Arunachal Pradesh that is Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya
The GoAP are interested to promote girls education in Arunachal Pradesh but they
are totally ignoring the welfare of staffs working under KGBVs of Arunachal Pradesh.
The salaries of staffs are very meager as compared to duties that we perform. The
prices of essential commodities are getting hiked day by day but our salary remains
stagnate since it was implemented from 2005-06 in Arunachal Pradesh. The GoAP has
enhanced the salary of each and every department; right from the regular, casual
and contractual workers as per the Sixth pay commission but they did not enhance
the salary of KGBV staffs at that time.
From that very moment the KGBV staffs started to submit memorandum after memorandum
to GoAP but still our genuine demands are not fulfilled till date and GoAP is remaining
silent towards our demands.
At present also indefinite pen down strike was declared by AAPKGBVTA from 27th January
2014 but still GoAP is not in mood to solve our problems. GoAP is totally responsible
for the present pen down strike because they failed to meet our genuine demands.
Hope, our grievances will be looked into by the authorities in the right earnest
and needful action be taken at the earliest possible.
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