ITANAGAR, Feb 02: The karate players of Arunachal Pradesh once again have shown their
class and supremacy by clinching as many as 16 medals, including 10 gold, 4 silver
and 2 bronze, in the just concluded 3rd Indo-Bhutan Karate Championship at Town Hall,
Kalimpong, Darjeeling from January 30- 31, according to Arunachal Karate Do Association.
The medal winning players are, Joseph Parang Londa (1 gold, 1 silver), Atta Tayung
(Gold), Rumik Baby (Gold), Bagang Nagung (2 gold), Biri Tasso (Gold), Biri Moni (2
gold), Yasa Rie (1 gold 1 bronze), Ha Rimi (1 gold 1 silver), Lingdum Tagi (bronze),
Tada Eba (2 silver Kata).
The state team was led by Sensei Prakash Limbu as a team coach.
Arunachalee tech officials in National Games
ITANAGAR, Feb 02: Christine Borang of Arunachal Pradesh has been selected as technical
official for Taekwondo event in the 35th National Games 2015 being held in Thiruvananthapuram,
She is the lone technical official from the state out of the total 44 appointed for
the event. Taekwondo events will be held at Vellayani Indoor Stadium from February
10 to 13.
ITANAGAR, Feb 2: S. J. Jongsam, IFS, the first All India Service Officer of undivided
Tirap retired from Govt. Service as CCF on Jan 31 2015 after a chequered 37 years
of active service. All throughout his service life he had led from the front and
strived to give justice to his duties. He followed the guiding principle of unity
and team spirit.
In his farewell speech, the officer conveyed his gratitude to the Govt. of Arunachal
Pradesh and to the people of Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts for giving him
an opportunity to serve the state in various capacities. He advised the officers
and staff of the Southern Arunachal Circle to be disciplined, selfless and to work
as a team.
A former student of Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapeeth, Puralia, West Bengal, he did
his Bsc (Agri) during 1977 from Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat. He joined
govt service as an Assistant Conservator of Forests in 1981. He was inducted into
IFS in 1992.
Training prog on AutoCAD and photoshop
ITANAGAR, Feb 2: Drawing is the language of engineers and para-engineers of the works
departments, said ATI director Pate Marik while addressing the inaugural session
of the 15 days long training programme on “AutoCAD and photoshop” for the assistant
urban programme officers and draughtsman of UD and housing department at ATI today.
He said AutoCAD is the mother of all Computer Added Designs (CAD) and also an art
of engineering for drawing master plans on 3D model of buildings, roads, bridges,
culverts, water tanks, stadiums etc.
In regards to Photoshop, the Director ATI said that it is the predominant photo editing
and manipulation software where one can edit any kind of images and texts. It is
the only software that the users, basically the engineers and planners, edit images
for projected site to give realistic view in advance.
He advised the participants to show high degree of punctuality, sincerity and discipline
during the two weeks training period to obtain maximum benefits from the course exclusively
designed for them. The programme is being sponsored by department of UD & Housing
and being participated by 26 officials.
Palbindar Singh, Course Director - cum- Director, ITI Computer Educational Institute,
Course Coordinator -cum -Assistant Director (ATI), Prescilla Tayeng & Assistant Director
Nani Khambo also spoke on the occasion.
Reservation for women
YINGKIONG, Feb 2: The 8-Payindem ZPM seat and 24-Gelling ASM seat have been declared
as reserved seats for women for the ensuing Panchayat bi-election polls.
The announcement was made by Deputy Commissioner- cum-DEO, Remo Kamki after conducting
draw of lottery in presence of representatives of political parties and concerned
officers at DC office, Yingkiong today.
IMC seeks admin support in HH survey
ITANAGAR, Feb 2: The Chief Municipal Executive Officer, Itanagar Municipal Council
(IMC) has sought the cooperation of the Capital district administration in its plan
for effective garbage management in the Capital.
In a letter to the Capital DC, CMEO Bokar Basar requested the administration to issue
a directive to the capital dwellers to cooperate with the IMC in house hold survey
and collection of garbage collection fee for better garbage management in greater
interest of the public.
Informing that after taking over the charge of sanitation subject from the department
of UD during April last year, the IMC is trying its best for maintaining cleanliness
of the city. However, the CMEO said, after completion of 10 months, no fund has so
far received from the Govt. and it managed from own resources for maintenance of
sanitation garbage lifting vehicles and POL items.
“There is credit bill amount of more than Rs. 58 Lakhs in petrol pump and Rs. 24
lakhs for vehicle maintenance and hiring charges of vehicle Rs. 18 lakhs. Under such
circumstances, the IMC will continue to face hardship in garbage management unless
fund being managed from own resources.
Basar further informed that considering the hardship being faced, the IMC and Members
of Empowered Standing Committee resolved to collect fees from the every household,
market areas, industrial, institutions and other establishments under the IMC jurisdiction.
The rate of the fees has also been fixed by the council.
NYK’s mass awareness prog on development schemes
ITANAGAR, Feb 2: The Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) Tezu recently launched two
months long mass awareness programme on Govt schemes being implemented in various
levels for the benefit of common people. More than 400 youths, school students and
teachers, general public took part in the launching programme.
Addressing the launching ceremony at Yealiang, Sunpura Circle under Lohit District,
Cultural & Literary Society of Mishmi (CALSOM) general secretary Suraj Tayang appreciated
NYKS for taking such good imitative. He asked youths, PRI members to extend cooperation
and support the 60 days mass awareness campaign being launched by the NYKS volunteers.
Speaking on the occasion, district NYK youth coordinator Pailo Mihu highlighted the
objective of the programme. While mentioning various development schemes and programmes
of the Govt being implemented in district level, he said the common people could
not reap full benefit of such schemes due to lack of awareness and knowledge about
Lod Takar, Extra Assistant Comissioner, Sunpura Circle, Bikeso Tega, ZPM Sunpura
and other Panchayat Members, Gaon Buras also spoke on the occasion.
Anti–leprosy fortnight observed
SEPPA, Feb 2: Anti-Leprosy Fortnight was observed at District Hospital, Seppa on
January 30 coinciding with Martyrdom Day of Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi.
District Medical Officer (DMO) Dr. N Geiyi briefed the general health care staff
on basic field knowledge for prompt treatment and prevention of leprosy cases. He
asked the field functionaries to conduct house to house survey in slum areas to identify
suspected leprosy cases for treatment. Leprosy is curable at any stage, he said.
Medical Superintendent Dr. K Gyadi explained about leprosy, its symptoms, treatment
and prevention. He urged the medical staff to gear up IEC activity in remote areas.
Dr. D. Pizi sought co-operation and dedicated services of the staff for eradication
All the medical officers, health workers, ASHAs and ASHA facilitators from across
the district attended the programme. DIPRO
Appeal for ADC headquarter
ITANAGAR, Feb 2: Riga Employee Welfare Association appealed the state government
for upgradation of Riga EAC headquarters to an independent ADC headquarters.
In a press statement, the association claimed that Riga being one of the oldest villages
of Adi belt having densely populated circle, is far off from newly created Siang
Let sense of security and justice prevail: Governor Sharma
State Level Core Group Meeting
ITANAGAR, Feb 2: There must be sense of security and justice among the people; said
Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma at the third State Level
Core Group Meeting at Itanagar on Feb 2.
The writ of the State must be felt at every corner and there should be no hurdle
in enforcing the law or implementing the programmes of the State. If we want to develop
the State to its potential, we have to ensure that the rule of law prevails and ‘societal
indifferent’ attitude must be expunged, he stressed.
The Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, Home Minister Tanga Byaling, Parliamentary Secretary
(Home) Likha Saaya, Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi and senior officers of Army, Police
and Para Military forces attended the meeting. The meeting deliberated on various
issues and broad strategies was drawn upto strengthen measures to address insurgency
problem, law and order problem, international/ inter-state border management and
synergy between all security and civil administration.
The Governor advised the ‘Core Group’ to have better coordination and synergy amongst
the security agencies, while stating that stake of Arunachal Pradesh is higher as
it is a Frontier State. Underscoring on the need to do more and introspection, the
Governor asked the members of the core group to suggest means to improve the security
The Governor also called for up-gradation of intelligence gathering and sharing and
enhancing professionalism in the personnel, including proper management of constabulary
and training. He called for regular State, Sector and District level Security meetings.
While appreciating security agencies for the efforts made in maintaining internal
security, the Governor urged for continuous and better coordination amongst all security
agencies for achieving sense of security among the populace and maintenance of law
The Governor emphasized that the security officers and personnel must involve in
the positive engagement of community and youth where they serve. Live up to the trust
and expectation and shed ‘indifferent attitude’. Be a model and help the people in
finding alternative ways to do well in life, he pointed.
Taking the opportunity, the Governor urged the security agencies to strive for preservation
of flora and fauna of the State and eradicate drug menace.
In his keynote address, the Chief Minister said that the activities of the militants
are impediments to the economic development of the State. All government development
works like installation of hydro-electric projects, construction of highways, tourism,
establishment of educational institution, hospitals etc. are slowed down. Private
investment in various enterprises is discouraged. Hence, they are potential threat
to the State and national security. He called all security organizations to work
The Chief Minister informed that the State Government has been following a multi-prolonged
approach to deal with the challenge, including development, dedicated recruitment
drive, enhancing security infrastructure and presence of forces, rather than to regulate
the situation by use of force only.
State Home Minister, Parliamentary Secretary (Home) and Director General of Police
Arunachal Pradesh S. Nithianandam also spoke on the inaugural session.
In the Plenary Session, the Principal Secretary (Home) Dharmendra Sharma gave a presentation
on security scenario of the State. The General Officer Commanding, 4 Corps, Lt. General
Sarath Chand and General Officer Commanding 3 Corps, Lt. General Bipin Rawat also
gave presentations on security related issues.
Representatives from ITBP, SSB, and CRPF, including Assam Police also attended the
daylong meeting. PRO Rajbhawan
DoNER secretary stresses on timely execution of schemes
ITANAGAR, Feb 2: DoNER Secretary R Vijay Kumar today stressed on timely execution
of the schemes and projects for the benefit the common masses especially at the grass
Speaking at a sectoral review meeting with all heads of departments headed by the
state’s Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi at the conference hall of Planning department
here this afternoon, Kumar called upon the officers to prepare realistic projects
and develop a mechanism for proper utilization of funds. He advocated for taking
up of small projects for welfare of the beneficiaries. Short term schemes would ease
the sufferings of the people and make them happy, he added. Earlier the DoNER secretary
Vijay Kumar arrived here today on a four-day visit to the state to review the projects
implemented under DONER, NLCPR and NEC.
In the meeting attended by senior officers including Commissioners, Secretaries and
Directors of all departments implementing DONER, NLCPR and NEC funded schemes, the
DONER Secretary had a thorough review of all projects under various departments including
Power, PHED, PWD, RWD, WRD, Horticulture, Animal Husbandary, Agriculture and allied
Planning Secretary Sonam Chombay gave a brief presentation on the profile of the
state highlighting key information covering socio-economic sectors, state health
profile, infrastructure, literacy rate, Agriculture, Horticulture and projects under
PM’s special package etc.
Earlier, the DONER Secretary inspected the State Civil Secretariat and Assembly buildings.
During his tour, Vijay Kumar would inspect some of the major DoNER funded projects
including Soochna Bhawan at Papu Nallah, Water Supply Project at Yupia, Ranga Nadi
Project, besides visiting Ziro and Tawang where he is supposed to hold meetings with
the DCs and district officers.
Later in the evening, DoNER secretary R. Vijay Kumar called on the Governor of Arunachal
Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma at Raj Bhawan. They discussed on connectivity
and other sectors, which requires special focus in the State.
The Governor emphasized that DoNER ministry have to provide special focus on connectivity,
i.e. road, railway and air connectivity for all round development in the State. He
said that lack of connectivity is the biggest hurdle to the development in the region
and is holding up unlocking of the vast economic potential of the region. The Governor
suggest for up-gradation of state and District Hospitals with DoNER’s support. DIPR
ANYA calls 12 hours Capital bandh on Feb 10
ITANAGAR, Feb 2: The All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) today called 12 hours Capital
bandh on February 10 next reacting to the state government’s inconclusive solution
on Pre-Paid electric meters at Capital Complex.
Since the introduction of Pre-Paid Meter by the power department various organizations
have voiced its opposition claiming that pre-paid meter bills is exorbitant and faulty.
Addressing the media persons at Press Club today, ANYA President Biri Kakum informed
that ANYA will launch the phase wise manner agitation if the government fails to
stop the installation of pre-paid meter.
ANYA demanded the government for immediate stoppage of pre-paid meter installation
process and cancellation of ‘pay as you use method’ of the power department. Terming
the current electricity bill rate as exorbitant, the association further demanded
for the reduction of power tariff.
To be more accountable in revenue collection, the association also demanded the department
and government to ensure the electricity bill be paid through treasury challan so
that it checks revenue pilferage. It also sought for immediate constitution of Independent
Inquiry Commission to inquire about revenue leakage, power pilferages, illegal tapping
and non-payment of bill etc. The ANYA also demanded for immediate creation of Arunachal
Pradesh Power Protection Force.
On being informed that Govt had assured the All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) to
suspend the prepaid meters installation paving the ANSU to call off its proposed
12 hours bandh, ANYA justified that it does not need assurance rather action from
On query by the media persons that bandh affects daily wage earners, ANYA spokesperson
Khyoda Ajin clarified that the association is fighting for the cause of poor people
who are unable to pay electricity bills. He also opined that they should support
Meanwhile All Arunachal Pradesh Public Health Engineering and Water Supply Department
Workers Union also demanded immediate pulling out of prepaid meter system. In a release
that the union claimed that workers especially casual workers are unable to pay the
bill as they get salary untimely.
Season’s first snowfall brings cheer to Mechukha
ITANAGAR, Feb 2: The picturesque Mechukha valley witnessed the season’s first snowfall
on Friday bringing cheer to the faces of denizens as it ended a three-month long
intense cold wave.
The snowfall that began on Thursday evening continued throughout Friday covering
the entire picturesque town with a white blanket.
The locals as well as visitors cheered the fresh spell of snowfall as the snow clad
mountains and trees provided a mesmerizing visual treat to them.
Locals and tourists alike were seen making snowman and hurled snowballs at each other
besides taking snaps. Meanwhile, as Mechukha witnessed the season’s first snow fall,
the people of Memba community are busy preparing for ‘Sonam Losar’ festival slated
to be held on Tuesday next. Snow fall on the eve of Losar celebration is considered
very significant for the Memba community as white colour of the snow signifies peace
ROING, Feb 2: The Adi Bane Kebang Women Wing (ABKWW) Lower Dibang Valley district
unit destroyed opium cultivation on a large scale at Anpum on Saturday last. The
operation against opium cultivation was assisted by ADC Dambuk and CO Paglam.
The ABK women wing also conducted massive awareness campaign against drug abuse.
In an awareness meeting held at Bizari village, the ABKWW highlighted the ill effects
of drug through power point presentation and also organized a rally at Bizari. Reportedly,
some of the women voluntarily destroyed their opium cultivation after being informed
about the drug menace.
"Apart from creating awareness, we have also strongly appealed to all the mothers,
students, elders of the villages and other learned people to spread awareness against
drug abuse and cultivation for a drug free healthy society", informed a representative
of the ABKWW. The ABK women wing expressed their gratitude to all the organizations
and Govt agencies who extended their support in the fight against social menace.
The ABKWW also decided to keep up this social vigil against drugs.
Donggin festival celebrated
Document oral tradition: Jamoh
ITANAGAR, Feb 2: The Donggin Festival of Adi community was celebrated today at Solung
Mopin ground at Itanagar.
Speaking at the occasion, Adi Baane Kebang President Kangir Jamoh said that tribal
people are rich in oral tradition but time has come to document our oral tradition
in written form so that it is preserved for the future generation.
He appealed the gathering to preserve and promote the age old tradition and culture
of Adi community in particular and other tribal societies of Arunachal in general
through various festivals.
He appreciated the effort of Tashor Pali in documenting the Donggin Mythology in
written form for the first time in order to preserve it for future generation.
MLA TamiyoTaga suggested the Adi community to revive and demonstrate traditional
sports during festivals. He particularly urged the people to revive Mithun fight
so that it can attract domestic and foreign tourist. He also urged people to maintain
the spirit of unity and discipline while observing the festivals and added that besides
Solung festival, other major festivals like Unying Aran, Donggin, Podi Barbi should
be celebrated wholeheartedly by the entire Adi community.
ABK Secretary General, BodongYirang in his speech informed that the Adi is recognized
as one community. So there should not be any distinctions among the Adis based on
sub-tribes as the sub-tribes that was used to be mentioned in Scheduled Tribe Certificates
has been omitted by Govt of Arunachal Pradesh years back following ABK’s persuasion.
Senior members of the society Bilatee Pertin, HanggungYaying and DFCC, Itanagar President
Tamer Pabin also spoke on the occasion, while, Tashor Pali, read out the Donggin
Apart from traditional dance, modern dances were also performed by various groups
as a part of the day long festival celebration and an Audio Album titled “Donggin
Gídí” produced by KalingTaket was released by MLA TamiyoTaga on the occasion.
Runu Boham crowned Miss Wancho
I have absolutely no qualms about admitting that in the early 70s I had very happily
sported loin (lengti in Assamese and khatri in Nocte) along with the children of
Then, I had also seen very scantily dressed Wancho boys and girls, especially in
the interior areas. But with the advent of time the scenario is totally different
today. This was amply displayed and amplified by the gorgeous young Wancho girls
during the Miss Wancho-2015 Beauty Contest at picturesque Kanubari ADC headquarters
on 1st February on a cold winter night amidst a mammoth gathering. The beautiful
girls not only displayed their superbly chiseled bodies and sweet smiles as they
walked confidently on the ramp amidst shouts and applause of the huge crowd but also
demonstrated their latent talent in cat-walking, dancing, dressing and of course
communicating in chaste English and Hindi.
I was one of the judges and was pleasantly surprised to see the beautiful girls oozing
such confidence as they mesmerized the huge gathering including me with their beauty
and brain. I was also elated to learn from some of their profiles that many of them
were studying in reputed colleges outside Arunachal Pradesh. This rekindled my belief
that the young Wancho girls have traversed a long and arduous journey from the early
70s to the present day and are raring to go. Today the sky is the limit for them.
Miss Runu Boham, a B.Com final year student of Lady Sriram College, New Delhi was
crowned the Miss Wancho-2015 amidst a thunderous applause. Miss Sumi Wangsu bagged
the first runners-up while Moon Jamikham, pursuing Masters in Sociology won the second
runners-up. The winners were crowned by the local MLA Grabiel D. Wangsu. There were
other prizes too for sub-titles like Miss Cat-walk, Miss Talent, Miss Photogenic
Earlier, in his address Civil Aviation, Supply and Transport Minister Thangwang Wangham
congratulated the organizers for organizing the event. Such an effort would provide
a platform to the Wancho girls to show-case their hidden talents, he said. He was
happy to witness the overwhelming response from the people and hoped that the Wancho
girls would equip themselves well to compete against the best. Wangham asked the
youth to shun the twin menace of drug addiction and alcoholism.
Sharing his views on the occasion the local MLA, a journalist-turned politician,
who is a man of words lamented that Longding district was always in the news for
all the wrong reasons and urged the youth to change the image of the district by
shining in their chosen fields. He also lauded the organizers for the great show
Attractive cultural programmes marked the beauty pageant which was attended by Ex-Minister
Noksang Boham, former Longding ZPC Rongnai Maham, ADC, CO, Kanubari and a host of
Experts call for regular teacher-training in Arunachal
Maths Workshops held in Roing & Tezu
ITANAGAR, Feb 2: “Develop Core groups of master Trainers in each district. They in
turn must conduct regular training workshops in Mathematics across the district,
specially focussing on skill development of every teacher who teaches maths”, appealed
Er Tayum Tok, Ex Engineer, PHE, Namsai, while addressing the gathering of mathematics
teachers, teacher educators and Education Dept officials at the DIET, Roing on Jan
28, 2015. He was inaugurating a series of 2 day-workshops for teachers of Roing and
Tezu conducted by the Association of Mathematics Teachers of India (AMTI), Chennai,
as a part of its Golden Jubilee Celebrations. Tok also stressed the need for encouraging
and equipping more young Arunachali teachers to promote maths education and mathematical
orientation in the state.
This was echoed by the Deputy Commissioner, Lower Dibang Valley, Shiv Kumar IAS,
who in his address at Roing, agreed that a selected band of maths teachers could
be deputed outside the state to be trained as master trainers. Quoting the Super
30 trainer in Bihar, who had helped several impoverished youths to shine in IIT Entrance
tests, he appealed to the teachers to spiritedly work to stimulate interest in Mathematics
among the Arunachalee youth.
Expressing great joy in the AMTI conducting its 2nd workshop in Roing, DDSE, Mijum
Lego assured his full support for training more bands of maths teachers in the district.
M. Mahaddevan, a well-known mathematics teacher-educator and a former Principal of
Kendriya Vidyalays and General Secretary of AMTI and S. R. Santhanam, Maths coach
for IITs and National Maths Olympiad, acted as the resource-persons, providing a
number of innovative techniques and skills in making maths as a joyful subject.
“AMTI is willing to provide trainers’ training to maths teachers of Arunachal schools
during the coming vacation April- May”, offered Mahadevan, while addressing the inaugural
Santhanam conducted interesting sessions on ‘How to develop non-routine problems
to discover talented students” and several mathematical games to stimulate fun and
joy while learning maths. “Such workshops to be effective must be of minimum of four
days duration”, he advised. He also briefed the teachers re: participation of students
in the National & International Maths Olympiads.
The Workshop at Tezu was inaugurated by Nilima Kumar, ADC, Tezu. She advised the
teachers to share the benefits of the workshop with their students.
Mana Linggi, DDSE Lohit, declared that the Lohit Education dept has been always taking
the lead to organize many innovative training programmes by many organisations, jointly
with the Education Dept of Anjaw and the Bamboosa Library, Tezu.
Dr. R.C Nayake, ADEO, Anjaw, speaking on behalf of DDSE Anjaw, assured the AMTI all
support in promoting maths education in remote pockets of Anjaw district.
Addressing the valedictory session at Tezu, Dr. P. C. Swain, Assistant Professor
Indira Gandhi Govt College, Tezu appealed to more schools and teachers to join hands
in training programmes to promote interest in mathematics among the youth. “Mathematics
is a subject related to every other subject, and important for every human being;
no one can claim that he is not concerned with Maths”, Dr Swain reminded.
The workshop at Roing was organised by District Education Dept, jointly with District
Administration, RIWATCH, Roing, Intaya Public School and Kasturba Gandhi Institute
of Higher Education, Roing. At Tezu it was organised by the Lohit & Anjaw SSA Zilla
Mission, jointly with the Bamboosa Library, Tezu.
The workshop targeting teachers of classes 8 to 12 in both Govt and private schools,
was aimed to generate new insights in innovative teaching among maths teachers and
make mathematics more joyful to the students. Nearly 70 teachers and teacher-trainers
apart from Education Dept officials attended the workshop.
A similar workshop is being organized at Dibrugarh by Sampoorna Kendra Vidyalaya
also. The workshops were coordinated by RIWATCH, Roing & the Bamboosa Library, Tezu.
AdiSU donates stationery items to Gandhi Sec. School, rejects SP’s clarification
ITANAGAR, Feb 2: A team of Adi Students Union (AdiSU) today visited the Govt. Gandhi
Sec. School Pasighat and donated stationery items to the in-charge of the school.
The school was devastated by fire on January 28 last.
Former Education Minister Bosiram Siram also visited the school and interacted with
the AdiSU team. During the interaction, Siram highlighted some important issues relating
to education sector, informed AdiSU in a release.
The teachers of the school have also highlighted some problems faced by them in performing
Meanwhile, AdiSU president Mida Pertin assured to take up the issues with the authorities
concerned for early redressal. He also stated that issues relating to education would
not be compromised at any cost. He also strongly appealed to the District Administration
to find out the actual cause of the recent fire in the school and to take all necessary
pre-cautionary measures to avoid such incidents in future.
Meanwhile, AdiSU rejected the clarification given by East Siang Superintendent of
Police on recent fire accident at Gandhi Secondary school and called upon the Fire
department to admit their inefficiency and delayed response on that day.
“It is the duty of the fire brigade to keep themselves always ready to fight such
accident because this kind of accidents does not occur with prior information,” AdiSU
It reiterated that the refilling station/point was just 20 meters away from the accident
District level CM’s Trophy results
ITANAGAR, Feb 02: Chayangtajo won the district level men's football competition for
CM's Trophy defeating Seppa West 1-0 in the final, reports DIPRO, Seppa. The winner
was scored by Sonam Bagang.
In women's football, Seppa East beat Seppa West by solitary goal in the final.
Amar Weshi and Purti Lochung were declared best men and women football players respectively.
Bameng defeated Seppa East in men's volleyball and Seijosa of Pakke Kessang defeated
Bameng in women's volleyball.
Master Kya Pacha and Mejo Gollo were the best men and women volleyball players respectively.
The winners, runners up teams and best players were awarded cash prizes.
Khonsa DIPRO adds: The Tirap District Level Football and Volleyball competitions
for CM's Trophy concluded at general ground, Deomali on January 30.
Dadam -XI from 56th - Khonsa West Constituency won the Men's football while Deomali
team won the women's football title.
TNT Team from 55-Khonsa East constituency won the men's volleyball title while Deomali
team won title in women's category of the event.
Manto Afi from Dadam-XI and Phanyan Aboh from Chinkoi team of 56-A/C were declared
best men and women football players respectively.
The best player award in women's volleyball went to Benny Sawin of 54-Assembly Constituency.
The winning teams will represent Tirap in the State level CM's Trophy scheduled to
be held from February 9 at Itanagar.
Tirap Deputy Commissioner Kamlesh Joshi and SP Ajit Kumar Singla distributed the
prizes to the winning and runners up teams.
Earlier, SDO Deomali kicked off the competition at Deomali general ground on January
The recent bonhomie between India and United States of America has not gone down
well with neighbouring China. After the end of the President Barack Obama’s visit
to India, Chinese media poured scorn over growing proximity between US and India.
It is in this context that the current visit of external affairs Susma Swaraj to
China assumes significance. On her first visit to China as foreign minister, Swaraj
said India remains committed to an "early settlement" of the border issues.
As per media report the two neighbours have begun working on a slew of agreements
to reduce differences on all outstanding issues. The agreements are likely to be
finalized during Modi's visit to Beijing in May month. Swaraj especially spoke about
out-of-box solution to solve some of the issues. This gives hope that one may see
some development in regards to vexed border row. Also in a major development breaking
away from tradition, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday met external affairs
minister Sushma Swaraj. Chinese leadership continue to exhibit strong will to resolve
issues but their army acts differently at ground level. It is time they pull plug
and stop their army from indulging in adventure activities along international boundary,
so that relation between two giant neighbours goes to next level.
---- Readers Forum ----
This is in reference to a letter published on 31st January 2015 regarding the demands
of Siang District Headquarter Demand Committee (SDHDC) to declare Boleng as the Headquarter
of newly created Siang District by Nalo Pada.
At the outset, I would like to clarify that the statements made by him is totally
false and fabricated and hence the demands and claims of the general public of Riga,
Boleng, Pegi-Bote, Rumgong, Jomlo Mobuk, kebang, Rebo-Perging, Payum and Kaying are
genuine and is based upon the consensus of the general public of the concerned areas.
It is pertinent to mention here that two Committees were constituted under the directions
of MLA 32 Assembly constituency Tamiyo Taga and MLA 35 Assembly Constituency Tapang
Taloh, namely:- Proposed Siang District Headquarter Committee(PSDHC) under the chairmanship
of Taje Komut (Ex-vice president) Rumgong comprising the PRI's members, Public Leaders
of 32 Rumgong and 35 Pangin- Boleng constituencies and the Siang District Reoganisation
Intellectual Forum(SDRIF) under the chairmanship of Tagong Ketan(Chief Engineer)
Itanagar comprising the Officers and intellectuals of both constituencies to select
the appropriate location/area for headquarter as per feasibility.
Accordingly, both the Committees recommended Boleng to be the Headquarters of the
Siang District which was accepted by the both MLA's of 32 and 35 (ST) Assembly Constituencies
in front of the public at Hotel Dawnland at Itanagar. It is interesting to note that
Nalo Pada himself was the committee member of the SDRIF headed by Tagong Ketan(CE),representing
Kebang-Pangin Circle. As per the records available, he himself gave his consent in
favour of Boleng. Being a member of the committee it is unbecoming on his part to
say that the recommendations of the committees have no legal stand. We also request
him not to make any irrelevant comment without knowing the ground realities.
Further, we are unaware of the final sitting held on 29th Nov'2014 as mentioned by
him. Therefore, the general public of 32 and 35 constituencies once again earnestly
request to look into our genuine demands for which we shall remain ever grateful.
Democracy is for the people, not "OFF" the people
The power department, GoAP seems to be adamant on installing pre-paid meter system
in all the households, although it has been temporarily suspended. But the irony
of the matter is that, our services are not pre- paid. Rather they are post-paid,
i.e our employers pay our salary only after rendering of our month long services.
How nice it would have been if our salary(ies) too were pre-paid. Service holders
are able to clear their dues only after getting their hard earned salary. Sometimes,
there is delay in payment by our employers. One has to think for the contractual
employees also, who, usually get salary after four, five or may be more months. Also,
there can be other ways to deal with such power defaulters.
In connection with the ongoing tussle between GoAP and the people of AP, some of
the questions that naturally come to my mind are: - What happened to our earlier
meter system? Was not it generating the desired amount of revenue as expected by
the department? Did they do the required introspection and retrospection honestly
as to why the earlier system failed, if it did? If power theft and the defaulters
could not be dealt with efficiently, how far it’s justified to “bolt" all of us in
a "whole-sale package" way as if, all of us together committed a crime? And is the
pre-paid system the only permanent panacea to all power related problems? Of course,
I have no right to question about the using and mis-using of the revenue so collected
by the stake-holders.
I think, no one is against the idea of power economy, revenue generation and checking
of its leakages etc. But I do strongly feel that, making the pre paid system "compulsory"
by using might and force is not fair on the part of a people friendly government
as very often claimed.
I don't believe in throwing wild allegations, unlike many, by pointing towards a
suspected nexus between the executing agencies and the suppliers of the much talked
about new equipment. But I feel that if at all its to be introduced, it can be made
"optional" and let post- paid system also continue parallel or side by side like
our mobile services. But electricity and mobile phones can't be taken as similar
because "bijlee" is among the most basic requirements. So that people can adjust
accordingly and in due course of time, if they are amply convinced about the "plus
points" of the new system, they may voluntarily get motivated to accept the better
system. This way, we can arrive at a more acceptable solution to the problem without
After all, democracy is for the people, by the people, of the people and not "OFF"
Declare result early
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to appeal to APPSC to declare the result
of recently held interview to appoint Medical officer Homeopathy and Ayurveda as
soon as possible. As days are passing by, hope of fair selection is getting diminished.
There were just 70 candidates and responses were given on OMR sheet. So what is taking
so long for the results to be declared? It would just take few days to declare the
compile and declare the results. Therefore, I request the Commission to do the needful.
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