ITANAGAR, Jan 15: Lohit Karare-Do Association has felicitated the 59th National School
Games medal winning players and participants from Lohit and Anjaw districts with
certificate of appreciation and cash awards.
Those felicitated were Banenso Towsik, Samanta Das, Simonso Sinya and Sadan Yun and
two other participants.
Banenso, Samanta and Simonso won a silver medal each in Kumite while Sadan bagged
While felicitating the medal winners and participants, Lohit Karate-Do Association
general secretary Sensei Sodyong Kri advised them to maintain the same tempo in future
also and bring more laurel to the state by winning more medals in national and international
The programme was also attended by Lohit Karate-Do Association vice president Sempai
Sobetso Kri, Anjaw Karate-Do Association general secretary Sempai Soluk Hakung and
State archery team leaves for School Games
ITANAGAR, Jan 15: Eleven archers from Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy (SLSA), Chimpu
near here accompanied by their coach and manager left here for Andhra Pradesh today
evening to participate in the 59th National School Games scheduled to be held there
at Ranga Reddy from January 19 to 23.
The team was flagged off for the Games by Sports and Youth Affairs Assistant Director
Tadar Apa in presence of SLSA principal Tabia Chobin, Papum Pare District Sports
Officer cum Joint Secretary, Arunachal Archery Association OB Meitei.
Toko Tei, Ram Nopi, Taba Nikia, Lenjing Modi, Sang Gombu, Gera Mega, Tao Miso, Changha
Sisi, Mohini Kri, Jvoti Lamgu, Topu Lombi.
MK Pegu and Kh. Ekashini Devi are the manager and coach.
2 charred to death
SEPPA, Jan 15: In a tragic fire incident, a person namely Singsu Taba Matam, aged
60 plus and his minor daughter Mamta Taba Matam, 10, were burnt alive at around
11.30 pm at Fengche village of East Kameng on January 14, reports DIPRO.
There were four members in the house when the fire mishap occurred and younger brother
of the deceased Koli Taba Matam and his wife Derem Taba Matam escaped.
When the villagers were asked for help, the devastating fire, reportedly originated
from a Chulla, went out of control and engulfed the house.
On being informed district administration along with police rushed to the spot today
and distributed immediate relief to the victim family. Meanwhile, the PRI members
extending helping hand and donated cash and CGI sheets to the fire victims, the report
AdiSU opposes shifting of battalion outpost
ITANAGAR, Jan 15: Adi Students’ Union (AdiSU) has strongly opposed the proposal for
shifting of the Debing Battalion outpost 1 km inside Arunachal territory from the
Describing the move as condemnable, AdiSU in its memorandum to East Siang Deputy
Commissioner claimed that any such move will encourage encroachment and anti social
activities in the area. The students’ union demanded the DC to cancel the proposal
and restore the outpost in its earlier site within a month.
The memorandum further demanded for immediate infrastructure development and providing
other basic necessities like drinking water, electricity, link road and quarters,
sufficient personnel, provide vehicle for patrolling and other mobile activities
in Debing and Depi-Gali outposts.
AdiSU also appealed to the DC to visit to those remote villages and outposts to the
grievances and problems faced by the villagers.
‘Arunachal Idol’ from Jan 27
ITANAGAR, Jan 15: Aimed at exposing hidden talents of the state, the Arunachal Art
& Cultural Society (AACS) is going to organize Arunachal Idol- 2014 from January
27 to February 28 next.
In a release, it informed that thousands from all across the state are expected to
participate in the month-long talent hunt programme.
AACS, the largest platform for all the budding, prominent and legendary artiste of
the state such as singers, dancers, lyricists, producers, musicians, editors, cameraman,
actors and film makers, intends to make the event an annual event.
AAPLU USU writes to DC
ITANAGAR, Jan 15: Claiming that many non-APSTs are arriving at Upper Subansiri district
without proper ILP checking at Kimin and Likabali check posts, The All Arunachal
Pradesh Labour Union, Upper Subansiri Unit (AAPLU-USU) has urged upon the DC to take
necessary steps for checking ILPs and has extended support for the same.
It also demanded for regulating the rates of all masonry works saying that the rates
charged by non-APST laborers are way too low than the local ones which eventually
deprive them of the opportunity to work.
Army-civil interaction prog
ITANAGAR, Jan 15: The ‘Subansiri Warriors’ organized a Civil and Army interaction
programme in order to bring awareness among the common people about the development
activities being carried out by Army under its civic programme on January 12. Another
motive of the interaction programme was to promote relations between army and common
Apart from display of Army weapons and activities, counselling on Army recruitment,
presentation of Bangra dance by army personnel, a free medical camp was also organized.
Army doctors also conducted health check up of around five hundred people and also
distributed free medicine to the patients.
Transport federation reiterates demands
ITANAGAR, Jan 15: All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) has
reiterated its demands for allotment of parking places for different type of commercial
vehicles in every district headquarter of Arunachal Pradesh.
In a reminder letter addressed to Chief Secretary, while citing its three-point demands
submitted earlier, the AAPPTF said that commercial vehicles are facing lot of problems
due to non-availability of proper parking place in every district headquarter. The
Federation appealed to the CS to issue directives to all the deputy commissioners
to do the needful and provide proper vehicle parking place.
It further said that state transport authorities and regional transport authorities
should convene meeting annually to take stock of the grievances of the commercial
vehicle operators and the passengers as well and to find out remedial measures for
Association demands action
ITANAGAR, Jan 15: Expressing concern over the mysterious death of one Bengia Yame
at Arunachal State Hospital on January 8 last, the Rakap and Industrial Area Youth
Association (RIAYA), Naharlagun has demanded arrest of concerned doctor and nurse
holding them responsible for death of Yame, a social worker.
While referring to the FIR lodged by the family of late Yame at Naharlagun police
station in this connection on January 8, the association informed that she was admitted
to Arunachal State Hospital on December 31 due to minor knee injury. Later she was
successfully operated upon under the supervision of an orthopedic surgeon on January
6 and fit to be discharged from hospital as per advice of the doctor on January 7.
But, according to the Association, a staff nurse injected ‘Ceftazidime injection’
at 6.15 am on January 8 and Bengia Yame died within five minutes. The association
also demanded termination of both concerned doctor and nurse from their service immediately
as per law of the land.
Training prog for PR members
ZIRO, Jan 15: Four days district level sensitization training program on implementation
of ITP initiatives for capacity building of frontline govt. functionaries and PRIs
members in poverty reduction exercise was inaugurated by the Deputy Commissioner
Marnya Ete at Abotani hall, Hapoli today.
Addressing the gathering he said,” knowledge is power. Educating oneself and being
aware of the various flagship programs under different departments will ensure our
participation in the developmental activities.” This education and awareness should
also be imparted to Govt. staffs as well. He exhorted the trainees to avail maximum
benefit from the training and disseminate the same to others as well.
T. Lodo, State nodal officer, ITP, highlighted the course contents. The four-day
long training will cover topics such as good governance, official procedures, managerial
skills, flagship programs under education sector-SSA, RMSA, RTE, Mid day meal, Saakshar
Bharat Mission, Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan, HRHM, IAY, MGNREGA etc and the role of block
level functionaries in these programs. DIPRO
PPA resolves to fight for people, take out peaceful procession
ITANAGAR, Jan 15: People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) in its executive council meeting
at Naharlagun today resolved to fight against government on many important issues
confronting people of the state.
The PPA has decided to organize a series of peaceful democratic agitation against
the state government for allegedly failing to reply its earlier queries on various
issues concerning common man and coming out with any concrete solutions on the ultimatum
served to the Government on earlier occasions.
To start with, the party will be leading a peaceful mass democratic procession against
the state government for failing to address the issues on January 17 in Itanagar.
The procession will start at Mopin- Solung ground and proceed to Chief Secretary’s
office and submit memorandum to the Chief Secretary demanding white paper on Hydro-Power
and dams, financial status of the state, crippling law and order situation, mines
and minerals, ‘unmindful’ allotment of private universities.
The party will also demand for immediate devolution of powers to Panchayati Raj institutions
and municipal bodies.
BJP launches ‘Modi for PM fund’
ITANAGAR, Jan 15: The BJP Arunachal Pradesh president Tai Tagak has launched the
‘Modi for PM Fund’ here at State BJP Headquarter yesterday evening by contributing
towards the fund online in presence of party cadres including State BJP Vice President,
Katan Kamboh, State General Secretary, Dominic Tadar, Party Spokesman, Techi Necha.
Speaking on the occasion, BJP state President called upon party leaders and workers
to contribute to the fund. BJP national President Rajnath Singh launched the Modi
for PM Fund same day at the BJP Central Office in New Delhi.
Meanwhile, a strong team of 97 BJP leaders left for New Delhi to attend National
Council Meeting on January 18-19. Tai Tagak, BLP leader Tamiyo Taga (MLA), National
General Secretary Tapir Gao (Ex-MP) and Kiren Rijiju (Ex-MP) and National Executive
member would also attend National Executive on January 17 in New Delhi.
Over thousand benefitted from health camp
PASIGHAT, Jan 15: The East Siang District Health Society (DHS) organized a free mega
health camp recently in interior Riga village under Boleng subdivision which was
formally inaugurated by Taro Mize, ADC Boleng.
A team of specialist doctors including Gynecologist, Orthopedic, Pediatrician, ENT,
medicine and surgical specialists conducted free health checkups. Free medicines,
brochures, pamphlets were also distributed to all the patients and visitors to bring
in health awareness.
According to DHS sources, altogether 1045 patients were treated and out of which
41 recorded as cataract cases. 10 cases were referred to Aalo District Hospital while
31 cases were referred to General Hospital, Pasighat for surgery. Notably 11 cases
of minor Surgery was done at Riga PHC by the surgical specialist Dr. Tayem Dupak.
At the same time 20 cases of laparoscopic sterilization was conducted at Riga PHC
by Dr. Dilip Dutta. DIPRO
Education awareness campaign
ITANAGAR, Jan 15: The opening ceremony of the week-long educational awareness campaign
by All Siyom Banggo Students’ Union (ASBSU) was held at Passing Govt. Sec. School
The opening ceremony was attended by Jomlo Mobuk Circle Officer Oni Padun, students,
public leaders, senior citizens, all the PRI members and Gaon Burahs of Siyom Banggo
under West Siang district.
District Task Force meeting held
TEZU, Jan 15: Under the Chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Rajeev Takuk District
Task Force meeting on Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization was held at the DC’s conference
hall here today. District Medical Officer, Dr. K. Basar, DRCHO Dr. Nani Rika, Medical
Superintendent, all Medical Officers of Primary Health Centers and Community Health
Centers and Tezu Child Development Project Officer were present in the meeting.
Addressing the gathering, Tatuk said “it is our bounded duty to conduct IPPI. Let
us all dedicate ourselves whole heartedly and contribute to this noble cause of a
Polio free district.”
For effective implementation, he said that he will send messages to all the Administrative
Officers, Panchayat leaders and CDPOs to provide all kinds of logistic supports
to the concerned Immunization Team.
DMO Dr. Basar also encouraged all the Medical Officers to do their best in immunizing
maximum numbers of children in their respective areas.
No pockets or hamlets of settlement should be left out, he said. He also emphasized
on effective door to door campaign.
DRCHO, Dr. Rika spoke on the aim, objective and role of District Task Force in a
Public hearing for Lower Siang HEP opposed
ITANAGAR, Jan 15: The Forum for Siang Dialogue (FSD) and the Siang Peoples' Forum
(SPF) have strongly opposed the ‘arbitrary’ move of the Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh
to conduct public hearing for the 2700 MW Lower Siang Hydroelectric project (HEP)
on January 31 and demanded for immediate cancellation of the proposed public hearing
and also scrapping of the project.
Terming the notification illegal and unconstitutional, the SPF in a release alleged
that the state Govt. has issued the notification and fixed the places for the public
hearing illegally turning a blind eye on the provisions of the laws prescribed under
The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation
and Resettlement Act, 2013, in which, under Chapter II section 5 it is clearly stated
that "When a Social Impact Assessment is required to be prepared under section 4,
the appropriate Government shall ensure that a Public Hearing is held at the Affected
Area, after giving adequate publicity about the date, time and venue for the Public
Hearing to ascertain the views of the affected families to be recorded and included
in the Social Impact Assessment Report," SPF in a release said.
“How has the state government illegally fixed the places for public hearing of Lower
Siang Mega Dam for East Siang district at JN College, Pasighat, Auditorium, Katan
CO (HQ) for Upper Siang district and General Ground Aalo, for West Siang district?
Whereas, nowhere in the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Report of the project,
Pasighat, Katan CO Office and Aalo General Ground are mentioned as an affected area
or region and then, how can a Public Hearing place be fixed illegally in non-affected
area that too very far away from the affected villages, depriving the affected families
the right to hear and also to conduct the hearing itself fairly? It questioned.
“The constitution has given the Right to Equality under Article 14 and under article
19 (e), every citizen of India has the freedom to Reside and Settle in any part of
the territory of India. In spite of the constitutional provisions provided under
section 19 sub clause (e), the Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh has intentionally fixed
the Public Hearing in a single day for all the districts of Siang valley, thereby
curtailing the rights to hear and be heard of the people those who have land in both
places of East Siang as well as West Siang districts,”.
FSD and SPF will pursue and oppose all moves by the Government to illegally evict
the people from their villages and irrigated multi cropped fertile land just for
the sake of benefiting a single Corporate house, the release said. Meanwhile, The
Dam Affected People’s Forum has vowed to protest against the proposed public hearing
of Lower Siang Hydro Electric Project (LSHEP) on January 31 at Katan of Upper Siang,
Pasighat of East Siang and Aalo of West Siang districts.
In a release, while remembering the meet with Chief Minister and the government representatives
on May 24, 2012, it stated, it was the proposal by the Chief Minister himself, for
an Expert Committee for study of acceptance of the Lower Siang Hydro Electric Project
(LSHEP) by the villagers of Siang Valley. However, the ground reality seems to be
different with no visit paid by any of the members of the technical committee to
any one of the villages in the valley on account of sensitization programme. There
were no discussions for any technicalities with regard to the construction of the
LSHEP, but except for the acceptance of the people to the dam projects especially
the Lower Siang Hydro Power Project.
All the representatives of various organizations of the affected area and Government
representative present in the meeting were unanimous with the fact that no public
hearing should be allowed to conduct until and unless the 2nd round of talk after
the submission of TEC Report. But till today no any invitation is made from the government
side for discussion with representative of LSHP Project Dam Affected people of Siang
Valley, it alleged.
Some thoughts to ponder about
ITANAGAR, Jan 15: Finally much awaited Itanagar-Harmuty rail line saw some new developments
with North East Frontier Railway (NFR) yesterday successfully conducting the first
trial run of engine on the broad gauge (BG) line. The railway authorities declared
that by April next, the formal passenger train service on this route will start.
The news has evoked mixed reaction. A section of society believes that Arunachal
is still not ready to welcome railway as they fear that it will lead to large scale
migration from other parts of the country.
Even though state government has been allaying all fear claiming that Papum Pare
district administration will set up mechanism for proper checking of ILP, many are
not convinced by the assurance. The young generation Arunachalees, who are witness
to drastic demographic changes of places like Dimapur and many parts of Assam due
to large scale migration of outsiders fuelled by introducing of railway, are bitterly
opposed to the project. They think that instead of hurrying up railway project, the
union government should have been concentrating in improving inter-district connectivity
and take up airport project on priority.
“I don’t know how the authorities will implement ILP once railway starts functioning.
The very thought of being outnumbered by outsiders in capital complex is scary. Railway
will make things easy for criminals to move around and sure crime rate will shoot
up in capital complex. Also this may be first step towards lifting ILP system,” shared
a young college student. On the other hand, government officials think that this
project will usher new era of development in Arunachal. “We can no longer remain
in isolation. The world is changing and we have to welcome the change. Every developmental
project comes with a price. But let us look at the positive side of this project
too,” said a government officer on condition of anonymity.
Well, only time will tell whether Itanagar-Harmuty rail line will be boon for state
or not. However there is doubt that speedy completion of this project shows that
if there is willingness on the part of government, then developmental projects can
indeed be finished on right time. With immense pressure from union government to
ensure timely completion of Itanagar-Harmuty rail line, the state government used
all the machineries to fast track this project. If our government shows similar enthusiasm
in other projects, sure, it will serve the interest of needy people.
Another event which shocked the conscience of every Arunachalee citizen was decision
of state government to provide Scorpio vehicle to six Zilla Parishad Chairpersons
of state. Last year in the month of August, government of Arunachal had declared
austerity measure to maintain strict financial discipline. The state government after
due approval of the cabinet had imposed ban on creation and filling up of non-plan
posts besides ban on employment of casual and contingency employees by any government
department and also imposed a general ban on purchase of new vehicles. The state
government had also banned foreign tour on official account to government functionaries.
It is surprising how the same government is flouting its own policy decision by buying
new vehicles that too when the general election is knocking at the door. This is
something to ponder about.
Tuki announces infrastructure development fund for Buragaon
BURAGAON, Jan 15: The air of smile and cheer enveloped the picturesque valley here
this morning when a chopper landed carrying two important personality of the Arunachal
Pradesh — CM Nabam Tuki and Takam Sanjoy Lok Sabha (West) MP. The children were happiest
lots as evident from the smiling written all over their face. The people found a
chopper amidst their home ground after 15 years. Tuki and Sanjoy who visited this
remote place for the first time were greeted by large crowd comprising of gaon burahs,
public leaders, students, villagers and officers.
Attending as chief guest and guest of honour in the closing ceremony of the Nyetchidow
festival, Tuki and Sanjoy assured speedy development in all the remote parts of the
state including Buragaon.
Enthusing confidence among the people that they are united in their efforts to make
Arunachal Pradesh a developed state, the two leaders including Kumsi Sidisow APEDA
Chairman and local MLA declared in unison.
Acknowledging the importance of setting up a police station in Thrizino as demanded
by the All Hrusso Socio-Cultural Society, Tuki assured its early initiation. To another
memorandum by the Nyetchidow Festival Committee, he announced to sanction 2 crore
for proper infrastructure set-up in Buragaon while Sanjoy assured 1 crore for construction
of mini stadium and rostrum.
The duo inaugurated Nagmandir to Buragaon PMGSY road and newly created EAC office.
Informing about the mythology behind the Nyetchidow fest, Sheriff Nimasow an educated
youth of the community disclosed that Nyetchi means village and Dow means cleansing
the village from the evil spirits for better harvest.
Earlier, the dignitaries also attended a ritual called Fow-Khi-Ghew performed by
an Aka priest.
Encroachment issue messed up by Govt: PPA
ITANAGAR, Jan 15: Chief Ministerial candidate of People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA)
Laeta Umbrey has stated that the root cause of the problems being faced by the so
called land encroachers and the common citizens in the twin city of Itanagar and
Naharlagun is due to lack of visionary action on the part of the politicians in power
and their machineries.
According to Umbrey, the original master plan for capital area with boundary demarcation
in four sides of the map duly acquired under relevant laws and in larger public interest
is in fact the Govt. land or the public property. But, unfortunately, the ‘selfish’
and ‘never ending greed’ of the bunch of the leaders and officials, instead of enacting
a full proof futuristic capital town planning policies, allowed any Tom, Dick and
Harry to grab the Govt. land. The ‘blow hot and blow cold’ attitude of the Govt.
led to a mad race wherein the influential lot won and grabbed almost 70% of the capital
area, he alleged.
According to Umbrey, even the highway side plantation area, children parks, zoo area,
recreational and other reserve sites for setting up of Govt. structures like circuit
houses and Govt. buildings were not spared. “Infact the land grabbing and selling
business was allowed to be flourished by the Govt. as a vote bank tactics and means
to generate quick and ready cash.”
The introduction of quota system among the legislators has further legitimized the
encroachment spree, said Umbrey adding that the rampant issue of LPC to private individuals
for setting up of projects, new villages etc. within the demarcated area of the capital
region are ridiculous.
The situation today has reached to such a point wherein the Govt. has no option but
to play the blame game. The contradictory orders of legitimizing the unauthorized
occupations along with the orders of eviction and demolition by its machineries are
nothing but stupidity and laughable, Umbrey said.
“From the perusal of the legal suits filed by thousand of aggrieved citizens, it
is proven beyond doubt that the confused Govt. has no locus-standi to carry out an
eviction and demolition drive. Since various Govt. departments themselves have not
adhered to the Govt. directives for obtaining proper allotment order and up to date
revenue payment, therefore, they are as much liable to be termed as encroachers as
are the private individuals.”
According to PPA vice president Toko Sheetal, the so called encroachers are in possession
of valid allotment orders or proof of revenue payment or documents for application
for allotment dully filled in proper format with treasury challan and sketch map
etc. Sheetal, alleged that Govt. has collected crores of bribe money in lieu of regularizing
several thousand unauthorized occupations from different districts and subdivisions.
It is however not known how much was the increase in revenue collection but the quantum
of encroachers definitely jumped to record high in the state. The sudden decision
of the Govt. to evict and demolish the structure costing several hundred crores is
a well thought plan and a policy that can be termed as carrot and stick approach.
Sheetal further appealed the affected citizens not to fall prey to the evil designs
of the conspirators and further not to waste their hard earned money in Courts and
in the purse of the so called few powerful leaders and officials. She also stated
that solution to the vexed problem lie in formulating a visionary land allotment
policy as well as a policy on accommodation to Govt. employees taking into consideration
the long term interest of all the stake holders.
If PPA is voted to power, the party will make all out efforts to see that all the
existing structures, except those hindering the smooth passage of highways, are not
unnecessarily grounded and further an alternative space preferably be called the
new Itanagar shall be located and developed keeping in view the Itanagar after 100
To implement such a visionary plan a tough decision and strong political will power
is definitely required along with huge resources mobilization exercise, she added.
Tourism development still far cry in Siang valley
PASIGHAT, Jan 15: At a time when the central government is taking special efforts
for development of tourism in the Northeastern states, the concerned department in
East Siang district is handicapped by acute shortage of fund, manpower and other
Information has revealed that Tourism department in the district is running with
insufficient staff, which is hindering extension of project works under the department.
Even, not a single vehicle has been provided to the department to look after the
Officials said that the government has not allocated fund for implementation of tourism
project in the district. “It is difficult for us to think of project implementation
as we have no manpower and necessary infrastructure. Feeling difficulty to protect
the existing properties, we can’t imagine implementation of major tourism project
in the district”, said the district tourism officer (DTO) of Pasighat, Nuyee Talong.
The DTO informed that two tourist lodges run under the department - one at Pasighat
Gumin Nagar and another at Boleng town have given to public-private partnership lease.
The poor infrastructure and non-allocation of fund to boost the district tourism
department is causing a great deal of dissatisfaction among the nature lovers. Locals
alleged that the government is gradually developing the Airport (ALG), BG railway,
and National Highway connectivity in the region but it is not attending development
in tourism sector.
The historically important places and monuments of East Siang and Upper Siang districts
fall under Pasighat-Jengging-Yingkiong Tourist Circuit, one of the seven approved
travel circuit in the state. The Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary - a rich habitat
of unique birds and animals, Mouling National park, Kekar Moying (Black rock) and
British domain Komsing village at Pangin and few other important tourists’ destinations
are found along the route.
Situated on the bank of mighty Siang river, the main tributary of Brahmaputra and
bounded by rocky mountains, snow-clad peak and virgin floral and faunal diversities,
the greater Siang valley provides perfect setting adventure tourism and eco tourism
hot spot. Besides it, the water bodies of Siang river supports white water rafting
and other water sports. But these potentialities are to be harnessed due to lack
of proper policy taken by the authority concerned.
Observing the rich prospect of eco tourism and adventure tourism potentialities surrounding
areas of Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary, the experts suggested the local villagers
for development tourism industry for enhancing their household economy. They advocated
that development of eco tourism is an effective policy for conservation of the natural
bounties and wildlife of the area.
Meanwhile, three proposals of eco tourism projects from the district has been submitted
to the concerning ministry, but these are yet to be sanctioned.
East Siang DC gives priority on girl education
PASIGHAT, Jan 15: “Education is not only an entry point to job opportunities, it
uplifts our living standard. Investment for girls’ education yields high dividends,
said East Siang Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava today while speaking on the
occasion of the 7th Foundation Day of Kasturva Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya at Yagrung.
Stressing on girl and women education in the society, the DC stated that the local
administration is committed to give priority on girl education for their healthier
and happier life. “Education helps girls to know their rights and gain confidence
to claim and upgrade their skills, information and self-confidence that they need
to be better parents, workers and citizens for the nation.”
While sharing her views on health and hygiene, she advised to keep the surrounding
of the school and hostel clean making the area disease-free. Before concluding her
speech, she emphasized on promoting basic qualities in students like discipline,
punctuality, trustworthiness and compassion so that they could set examples of high
moral rectitude, educational, academic and moral excellence, and try to serve their
communities as worthy citizens in future. She gave away the prizes and certificates
to the toppers for their achievements in different fields.
Earlier, the Bosing (I) ZPM Namukh Taloh said a girl child could get highest capacity
in the society through her academic excellence like the present young IAS officer
Nidhi Srivastava who is leading the district as Deputy Commissioner. It would definitely
inspire many girl students in days to come towards progress and prosperity, he hoped.
Taloh advised the school management committee and faculties to provide quality education
so that students could become ‘agents of changes’ in their communities. Taloh who
is also local ZPM of the area appealed the DC to provide necessary funds for construction
of boundary wall of the school.
The day long program marks ceremonial flag hoisting by the Chief Guest and cultural
presentations by the school children. Among others, Takek Jamoh (SMC Chairman), Principal
Miti Gao, Tapang Jamoh (HGB) and Gaon Buri Yalek Siram also spoke and put their suggestions
and grievances during the celebration. DIPRO
APSCW chairperson attends interactive meet
ITANAGAR, Jan 15: Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) chairperson
Gumri Ringu along with Padmashree Binny Yanga attended a regional interactive meeting
of National Commission for Women (NCW) with chairpersons of State Commission for
Women of North–East region at Imphal, Manipur for setting up of NE Cell at NCW, New
The visiting team members also had an interactive meeting with women on Ima Keithal
(Women’s Market) and also with all Women community leaders of Moreh and visited Manipur
Central Jail in collaboration with Manipur State Commission for Women from January
9 to 12.
APSCW chairperson Ringu presented a paper on how functional are the safeguards provided
for women under various laws in Arunachal Pradesh. She recommended for effective
implementation of safeguards for improving the condition of women in the state and
stressed on further strengthening of the Commission in Arunachal Pradesh.
The inaugural function of meeting was attended among others by Kumari AK Mirabhai
Devi, Minister, Social Welfare Manipur, Mamta Sharma, NCW Chairperson, Nirmala Samant
Prabhakar, Member NCW, L.Sailu, Member NCW (NE in charge), Chief Secretary, Manipur.
All the chairpersons of the North–East State Commission for women were also present
in the meeting.
More than 50,000 pilgrims take holy dip at Parshuram Kund
TEZU, Jan 15: More than 50,000 devotees from across India and abroad took Holy dip
in Parshuram Kund at Lohit district on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. Every year
in the month of January especially on Makar Sankranti large number of devotees and
pilgrims arrive in this part of the state to take Holy dip at Parsuram kund because
of its religious sanctity.
Wakro EAC –cum- Mela Officer Dakto Riba, however, expressed disappointment over the
fewer turn out of pilgrims in Parsuram mela this year. Out of 50,000 devotees, only
30,000 pilgrims were from other parts of India and abroad, the rest 15,000 -20,000
are locals, he informed. And the good thing is that there was no chaos and no law
and order problem has been reported so far.
He also informed that the management of the Mela has been satisfactory and everything
right from vehicle parking, crowd management, medical coverage, arrangement of food
and lodging etc were systematically arranged.
Free food was provided to the pilgrims at the Mela site by the Parshuram Sewa Samity,
Manav Utthan Seva Samity of Tinsukia and some other NGOs. Free medical camp was also
organized by ITBP, Wakro PHC and Arunachal Pali Vidyapeeth.
Volunteers from Vivekananda Kendra and Arun Jyoti, Wakro assisted the Police and
Administration to help the old and aged pilgrims and to control the crowd.
Magistrates, Police and Para Military Forces were deployed by the district administration
and district police authorities for extensive and elaborate security arrangements.
The Mela will be officially closed from 17th January. However, the Police Outpost
in the Mela site will remain open till further order.
The Lohit District Deputy Commissioner Rajeev Takuk along with SP T. Amo, ADC Namsai
also toured around the Kund area to take stock of law and order situation. DIPRO
Training cum demonstration on Kiwi and orange
ZIRO, Jan 15: A one day training-cum-demonstration programme on kiwi fruit and orange
was organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Yachuli, at Hapoli (Ziro) Lower Subansiri
district on January 13 last. The programme sponsored by National Horticulture Board,
Gurgaon (Haryana) was inaugurated by Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Marnya Ete.
Ete also released the technical- cum-extension bulletin for upgrading the knowledge
and technical skills of the fruit growers of Arunachal Pradesh entitled KIWIFRUIT-A
BOON FOR ARUNACHAL PRADESH to mark the occasion.
Dr. A.N. Tripathi, Programme Co-ordinator, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Yachuli, highlighted
the significant achievements of KVK, while, Yowa Nunu, SMS (Agronomy) spoke about
objectives and the relevance of the training programme. I.P. Tiwari, District Training
Officer (FTC.) Lower Subansiri highlighted the importance of the training programme
and uniqueness about the particular programme of Kiwifruit prospects in Ziro valley
Rooted saplings of kiwifruit and tool kits (Secteaur, Pruning saw, Budding and grafting
Knife) were also provided to approximately 70 progressive farmers during the programme.
Later in the technical session lectures were delivered on ‘Kiwifruit (Actinidia
deliciosa Chev.) - a boon for Arunachal Pradesh by Dr. G. Pandey, Principal Scientist
(Horticulture), Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture (ICAR), Lucknow (U.P.)
describing the detail account of kiwifruit in the forthcoming prospect of Arunachal
Pradesh and Scientific Cultivation of Mandarin fruit by Dr. M.K. Verma, Principal
Scientist (Horticulture), Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi highlighting
about the scientific interventions for mandarin cultivation for prosperity.
In the last part of the technical session, farmers-scientist interaction programme
was organized, this was followed by the practical demonstration cum learning by
doing programme on Training and pruning of kiwifruit at Hage Appus Kiwifruit orchard,
Hapoli by G. Pandey. DHO, DAO, SDO, ADO and officers from other line departments
of Lower Subansiri district also attended the programme. DIPRO
MLA Tado lauds CM’s commitment for development
ITANAGAR, Jan 15: Expressing gratitude to Chief Minister Nabam Tuki for his maiden
visit to Pipsorang circle Hq. on the occasion Vikas Rally on January 9 last, M.L.A-cum-chairman,
Hydro Power Development Corporation, Er. Markio Tado also appreciated the commitment
given by CM for up-gradation of existing Pipsorang Hq. Sub-Centre to Primary Health
Centre for the welfare of the local villagers as it is impossible to take care of
the patients without sufficient health facilities. Tado said CM further promised
to extend every possible help in the field of agriculture & horticulture and stressed
upon the use of renewable source of energy like Solar Power and assured to provide
required fund and material for such projects.
Tado had already apprised the CM of the shortage of food grains in the region due
to last year’s bamboo flowering and rodent menace. The MLA also lauded Rajya Sabha
MP Mukut Mithi and Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjoy for their assurance to provide fund
for infrastructural development and expressed thankfulness to other MLAs, Congress
leaders and Panchayat leaders. Govt officials, gaon burahs and others who visited
Pipsorang on the occasion.
The MLA further announced Rs 1 lakh for Sorang Yumi who won a Bronze medal in
Archery event at international level as a token of encouragement.
Tadar Tang Memorial Football Tournament
Lower Subansiri edge past Kurung Kumey
Papum Pare, U Subansiri, CC, W Siang, LDV, Anjaw through to quarterfinals
ITANAGAR, Jan 15: Five time champion Lower Subansiri registered their second consecutive
win in the 13th Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football Tournament after Toko Poliam’s
first half goal secured a narrow 1-0 victory over archrivals Kurung Kumey at RG Stadium,
In a high voltage match, Poliam scored in 34th minute through a long-range shot which
later turned out to be the match winner.
Earlier in the morning, Lower Dibang Valley (LDV) beat Anjaw 2-1. Though Anjaw lost
the match, the team entered into the quarterfinal from group "D" along with winner
of the group LDV.
The third and last match of the day was played between Upper Subansiri and Lohit
in which the former defeated the later 2-1. With the win, Upper Subansiri secured
quarterfinal berth from group “D” along with group winner Papum Pare.
Lohit, who played out a 2-2 draw against Papum Pare yesterday, needed a draw against
Upper Subansiri to secure place in the quarterfinals.
Upper Subansiri was defeated 3-2 by Papum Pare in their first group match on January
Other two teams, who entered into the quarterfinals, are Capital Complex (CC) and
West Siang from group “C”.
The last two quarterfinalists from group “A” will be decided after matches to be
played between Kurung Kumey and Tawang tomorrow at 12.30 pm and Lower Subansiri and
East Kameng at 2 pm.
Through the column of your esteemed newspaper, I want to ask our state police do
accident and crime only take place in our state capital. I have seen helpline numbers
are available only for state capital and few other towns.
I wonder what about remaining thousand citizens of our state. Do they have to run
every time to the police station for help? Most of the circle and sub-division police
stations don’t even provide helpline number to the public. When we check out telephone
directory of our state, we will find helpline numbers of only few police stations
but out of that too many number doesn’t function. Since the introduction of mobile
service in our state, landline service has not been taken care and now the landline
numbers are only for show off.
I wish our state police realize the need of helpline numbers for thousands of remaining
citizens of our state. I also request telecom service providers to renovate landline
services of our state which have been left abandoned.
What happened to the promises?
Through your esteemed daily, we would like to remind AP government about the commitment
made to the All Arunachal LDC & SK Association by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on 21st
November 2013. It was assured that pay parity of LDCs & SKs will be solved by enhancing
grade pay from 1900 to 2400 pm in the next cabinet meeting. But unfortunately it
is learnt that required documentation has not yet been finalized by the finance department
and High Level Standing Committee constituted for such parity. It is being kept in
Through your esteemed column, it is once again earnestly requested to kindly full-fill
the assurances given by CM to our association on the pay parity.
All Tirap LDCs Association,
Separate timeline for NE will be productive
I am one of your avid readers and currently living in Delhi. It would be really nice
if your paper could feature an article on separate time zone for North-Eastern states,
explaining it. For local business, who, are in contact with the mainland business,
it can be really productive. We lose almost 1 to 2 hrs following Indian Standard
Please do look into this. Wishing you all the luck for 2014 to bring about much needed
changes and voicing out the needed issues in Arunachal.
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
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Trying time for AAP
When Aam Aadmi Party made spectacular debut in recently concluded Delhi assembly
election, many Indians heaved sigh of relief and start believing that this will be
beginning of new era of good people winning elections. Expectation went notch higher
when AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal was sworn in as chief minister of Delhi. There were
celebration across the country and many conscience citizens including popular figure
started to join AAP. However with each passing days many are getting disillusioned
with way AAP is functioning. It no longer looks like party with difference.
Today in an embarrassing development to Aam Aadmi Party, its own MLA Vinod Kumar
Binny attacked Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government, accusing it of deviating from
the "promises" made to the people ahead of the election. Binny, who had publicly
displayed his unhappiness after failing to get a place in the Cabinet, said there
has been a "lot of difference" between what AAP had promised during the election
campaign and what is being done now. While responding to these charge CM Kejriwal
said the MLA first demanded that he be made minister and then wanted to contest the
Lok Sabha polls. This whole incident shows AAP in poor light and does not augur well
for this new party. Indeed this is trying time for AAP and how they tackle the situation
will be interesting to watch in days to come.