ITANAGAR, Jan 28: In what could be termed as an act of fuelling tension in Arunachal-Assam
boundary area, the Assam Forest Official at Dollungmukh today arrested two Arunachalee
women from Dollungmukh. The arrested women were identified as Nido Yakum and Bini
Forest official sources from Dollungmukh informed this daily that two women were
arrested around 1.30 pm today when they were busy in cultivation field which Assam
forest official claimed as disputed.
Both ladies were believed to be taken to the Lakhimpur Police Station and were booked
under section 24/25/60/61-49 of Forest Conservation Act 1980 and Assam Forest Regulation
The arrest of two local women by Assam forest official could invite outrageous among
the relatives. Meanwhile, All Dollungmukh Area Students Union condemned the Assam
forest official for allegedly harassing the local people unnecessarily. The union
further urged the district administration to take up the matter with Assam counterpart.
Nominations found valid
AALO, Jan 28: The scrutiny of nominations for the Liromoba (ST) Assembly Constituency
bye-elections was done at DC Office today. The nomination papers of all the five
candidates -- Bai Gadi BJP, Nyamar Karbak INC, Raksap Yomcha IND, Johny Tali IND
and Lijum Ronya, IND have been found valid and accepted by the Returning Officer
Pige Ligu. The last date for withdrawal of candidatures is 30th January.
Large quantity of ganja seized
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: In a major achievement, the Bhalukpong police headed by OC SI K
S Sanghera along with constable on check gate duty S Rimo and CRPF jawans under the
supervision of West Kameng SP seized 40 kg (approx) of suspected Ganja from a Bolero
Pickup (bearing registration No.AR04/5900) during checking drive on January 25 evening.
The large quantity of ganja was contained in seven bags and concealed in the vehicle.
The police registered a case (vide BPG/PS C/No 03/2015 U/S 20(b) NDPS Act) and arrested
the driver Denie Rangmo,(20). Inspector I. Ette Cl (P) BPG started further investigation
of the case.
Villagers resent slow progress of road works
DAPORIJO, Jan 28: Villagers of all Natam Dumpin and Jitu under Giba Circle have expressed
their deep resentment over slow progress of construction works of road from Besorsi
to Natam village under PMGSY scheme which was supposed to be completed in August,
The public frustrated by inordinate delay in completion of the road project, in a
meeting have decided to initiate legal proceeding against the implementing agency
and contractor/firm concerned.
The senior members and PRI leaders of the concern villages, who attended the meeting,
expressed their dismay over the tardy progress of work which was started on 1.11.2011.They
also alleged that the contractor concerned has withdrawn more than fifty percent
of the total project cost.
They also informed that the formation cutting of the road in some portion of the
road have not been done as per the guideline mentioned in the scheme.
Barring Besorsi to Natam road, most of the PMGSY road projects in other villages
which were started construction works in the same year have already been completed,
The villagers have appealed to the higher authority not to release the remaining
amount until the work is completed and direct the firm and implementing agency to
expedite construction work.
Besorsi to Natam road is the lifeline for the people of the two villages.
14 member Karatekas left for Kalimpong
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: The 14 members Arunachal karatekas and one official have left
for Kalimpong in Darjeeling, West Bengal to take part in the 3rd Indo-Bhutan Karate-Do
Championship to be held at Kalimpong from 30 to 31st January 2015. The team is being
led by team coach Sensie Prakash Limbu.
35th National Game
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: The Arunachal Pradesh State contingent left here yesterday for
Kerala to take part in the 35th National Game scheduled from January 31 to February
Arunachal Weightlifting General Secretary Daniel Teli is the Chef De-Mission.
Branch APWWS office building inaugurated
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: The office building of Sagalee branch of APWWS was inaugurated
by Sagalee ZPM Nabam Yakum and ADC Jalash Pertin, in presence of the APWWS (CEC)
president Gumri Ringu.
The Sagalee branch of APWWS was established way back in 1986 and the office building
was constructed under the initiative of Chief Minister and local MLA Nabam Tuki.
APWWS President Gumri Ringu expressed her happiness over the construction of the
permanent office building and thanked the Chief Minister for his contribution.
Branch secretary Nabam Yaram Debia highlighted various steps undertaken during their
Former APWWS (CEC) Secretary General Depti Bengia Tadar, Asst. Secretary General
Kani Nada Maling, PI Nabam Tam, ASM Techi Yaram, GBs were also present on the occasion,
according to an APWWS release.
National Voters Day
KOLORIANG, Jan 25: The National Voters’ Day was observed here at Koloriang on January
As a part of the daylong programme, Mamata Riba, DC cum District Election Officer
administered the Voter’s pledge to the voters and government servants of Koloriang.
Inter-school quiz competitions were also held on the occasion for both senior and
junior categories. In the senior category, Govt Higher Secondary School, Koloriang
swept the prizes (1st prize: Class-IX-B led by Nagram Tanang and group and 2nd prize:
Class XI, Lingdum Chadap and group) and in junior category, VKV Koloriang bagged
the first prize (Taram Bhai and group) and Govt. HS School Koloriang the second
(Chera Yakia and group). DIPRO
Interaction Programe held
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: A general interaction programe cum 2nd Late Langpu Taji Memorial
Volleyball Tournament was organised by All Tali Area Students Union(ATASU) which
started from 19th January was successfully concluded on 25th January last. ADC Tali,
Circle Officers and Panchayat Leaders were attended the function.
Mass clean drive at Seppa
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: A mass clean drive cum social service was jointly conducted under
the banner of East Kameng Social Welfare Cultural Organisation and All East Kameng
Capital Complex Students Welfare Association on 24th January last at Seppa Township.
The theme of the clean drive was cleanliness is next to godliness. The students,
government officials, PRI leaders, businessmen and NGOs joined in the drive.
Adhere to the govt notification, AAPETA tells CS
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: Claiming that many Deputy Director of School Education (DDSEs)
have been working at same posting place for eight and nine years,All Arunachal Pradesh
Elementary Teachers Association (AAPETA) has urged the Chief Secretary to adhere
the govt gazette notification on transfer and posting. It claimed that as per the
state government gazette notification the govt officers including DDSE should be
transferred from posting place after completion of three years. It further requested
the chief secretary to give strict direction to secretary education to abide by the
Villagers sought for assessment of damaged forest
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: The villagers of Leporiang in its representation to the Chief Secretary
sought for assessment forest damaged caused by c/o road Leporiang to Pape Sango village
under Leporiang circle in Papum Pare district. It also claimed that natural resources
and rich flora and fauna of the area were also damaged in large scale. It informed
the chief secretary that neither executing department nor contractor is taking care
of the damaged being caused by the construction. The villagers further stated that
damaged of forest and cultivating land would affect the villagers as most of them
are entirely depend on shifting cultivation. The villagers further informed that
though construction of said road has damaged private and public properties no compensation
was paid and no restoration was done so far.
AVK’s Computer centre at Nyapin
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: Arunachal Vikas Parishad opened it third computer learning centre
at Nyapin, Kurung Kumey district.
While inaugurating the Computer Centre, ADC Tekto Borang said it will immensely help
the youths to learn basics of computer education.
BDO Tador Takar, teachers, AVP office bearers and villagers were presented on the
Forum demands removal of temporary tower
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: The Land Affected Youth Forum against Railways Temporary Towers
today demanded for removal of temporary electric towers erected on private lands
at Doimukh. In a letter addressed to the Deputy Commissioner Papumpare the forum
claimed that the railways authority gave assurance to fund for the cost of permanent
diversion of the 132 KV tower line of the Power Grid Corporation through Emchi-Lekha
route. But, later the railways authority showed U-turn in their assurance when matter
was pursued, the forum claimed. Taking matter seriously, the land affected forum
further demanded the DC to take stern action against the railways authority for immediate
placement of estimated fund to the power department. It also demanded the district
authority for additional payment of compensation/lease to the tune of four times
current market rate of Land Acquisition Act., immediate removal of temporary towers
and associated lines erected on the private lands on lease. It threatened to drag
the district authority into legal door if the demands are not met within 15 days.
Aalo Forest Festival from February 7
AALO, Jan 28: The Second edition of Aalo Forest Festival will start from February
7 at Aalo.
During the two-day long festival, trekking through the adjoining Bahadur hill, bird-watching,
botanization of trees will be conducted and films based on nature, wildlife, forests
and environment and cultural programme including a football tournament will be a
part of the festival.
The festival is being organized with the initiative of Nyali Ete, DFO Aalo to highlight
the activities and functions of the Forest Department, for giving awareness about
the importance of the Environment & Forests, Wildlife Management, Natural Resource
RCH Camp held at Karko
YINGKIONG, Jan 28: Upper Siang District Health Society under the aegis of National
Health Programme has organized an one day RCH camp at Karko village yesterday.
Altogether, 135 patients were registered and out of which 2 IUCD insertion, 30 cases
of ophthalmology, 20 dental cases, 21 HB% test were examined on the during the camp.
Mega health camp conducted
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: The Heema Hospital and RK Mission hospital jointly conducted free
mega medical camp at Logum Jini and Kmbo Jirdin on 24th January 2015. During the
health camp free medicines, ultrasound, ECG, HbsAG screening and diabetic scanning
was given to the patients. Hundreds patients have benefitted the health camp, a release
claim. The team of doctor was assisted by the Nyiko Pangii Society and Kombo Jirdin
Panchayat bye-poll aspirants urged to respect model code of conduct
YINGKIONG, Jan 28: The District Election officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner Remo Kamki
hold a meeting with representative of various political parties in connection with
Election Model code of conduct for the ensuing Panchayat bi-election scheduled to
be held 2nd March 2015 positively.
Presiding the meeting, the Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer advised
all political parties, aspirant candidates to obey and respect model code of conduct
and cautioned that strict and necessary action shall be taken against any defaulters/
violators as per constitutional provisions and election rules.
The DPDO cum-ADC(Hqr) Tapik Pertin informed that two ZPM seats, 4 ASMs and 20 GPMs
have fallen vacant in entire Upper Siang District due to different reasons and also
briefed about the provisions of modal code of conduct to the representatives of the
representative of political parties.
The Supdt. of Police Tage Habung, Adong Pertin EAC, Alum Litin President BCCI, Ojing
Peyang General Secretary BJP, Upper Siang District, Bading Teng, ZPM, O.Pertin DIPRO
attended the meeting. DIPRO
MLA provides uniforms to Mutias in Ziro
ZIRO, Jan 28: Local MLA Tage Taki on January 26 distributed uniform/dress to Coolies
(mutias) working in Ziro-Hapoli areas with identification number in a function here
at Subansiri Stadium.
While distributing the dresses/uniforms, Taki said that the dress code with identification
number will help people to identify them and also in addressing their problems in
future. Their identity will be maintained by concern department, he added.
As many as 103 coolies have been distributed uniforms by MLA in presence of Lower
Subansiri deputy commissioner Kanki Darang, SP Tumme Amo, HoDs, ZPMs and public.
“We feel more secure and homely when such gesture given to us. We are extremely
happy that people has started to recognized our job and very much thanks to our MLA
Tage Taki for providing us the dress”, said Gyasudin Ansari who has been working
here as mutia for last 17 years.
Co- ordination meeting held
SEPPA, Jan 28: Monthly Co-ordination meeting with HODs of East Kameng District was
held at Seppa yesterday. The East Kameng Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Kumar Singh
had taken a monthly Co-ordination meeting with HODs and reviewed the action taken
reports of the minutes of last meeting yesterday.
Addressing the officers Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Kumar Singh enquired about the
activity reports & status or of works undertaken by various departments. He asked
the concerned HOD on status of restoration of damaged channel portion of Pacha Hydel,
possibility of double cropping & pisciculture, TDS, water supply at Pakoti etc. He
also directed the agriculture and its allied deptts to impart awareness & training
programme to the farmers across the district with fixation of scheduled dates.
Er.Ojing Nobeng, EE HPD (civil) informed that the damaged portion of feeder channel
washed away last years of Pacha Hydel has been restored and handed over to the E&M
deptt as per the directives of state Govt. However, minor cracks developed in other
stretches of the channel which are under repairing informed J.E E&M.
DC directed the veterinary deptt to conduct hygiene test of meat in the market &
slaughter checking as food safety measures. He also asked DDSE to fix a date for
meeting with principal & headmasters of various Schools in order to ensure completion
of syllabus & preparation for conduct of CBSE exam. He also stressed on checking
of documents & conduct surprise raids to the whole sellers in order to raise tax
collection & submission of TDS for the last 3 years. DIPRO
MLAs asked to ensure proper implementation of projects
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma today asked
MLAs to spend more time in their constituencies to ensure that all state and central
projects are implemented properly.
Addressing the House on the inaugural day of the third session of the Sixth Legislative
Assembly, he said the commitment of the government was to accord top most priority
to health and education sectors.
The government was able to inch closer to the national literacy rate with schemes
like Chief Minister's Talent Award, Teacher's Award and Sanitary Napkin scheme.
He said the state in association with Google Education will emphasise on E-learning
through custom designed curriculum and the Chief Minister's Talent Scheme Award will
be renamed as Chief Minister's Global Education Program.
The Governor pointed out that Arunachal Pradesh got the Krishi Karman Commendation
Award for increase in growth of food grains, which stands at 3.895 Lakhs MT in 2013-14.
The state had got the award in 2012-13 too.
"The state has bagged India's Best Project-2014 award for implementation of skill
development and employment generation, Sharma said.
On infrastructure development, he said under the Prime Minister's Special Economic
Package, projects like Itanagar Water Supply and Harmuti-Naharlagun Railway line
have been completed while works on the Trans-Arunachal Highway, Advanced Landing
grounds, 110 MW Pare Hydro Power project and the civil secretariat are progressing
In the power sector, he said, a comprehensive 132 KV Trans Arunachal Transmission
Grid amounting to Rs 3200 crore has been sanctioned recently and work would commence
Lokayukta Act has been passed and a Lokayukta will be put in place soon, the Governor
Following slowdown in the growth of the nation's economy coupled with constraints
caused by the cumulative impact of the last five years of the 13th Finance Commission,
the state finances witnessed stress and accordingly a string of measures have been
put in place to curtail wasteful expenditure, while sustaining the spending on planned
activities, he said.
The state government has taken up a challenging task of preparing Arunachal Vision-2030,
a broad framework encompassing all areas of governance- the social sectors, economic
potential and enabling infrastructure, he added. PTI
Changlang takes up cudgels against opium cultivation
CHANGLANG, Jan 28: In it’s all out efforts against opium cultivation in Changlang
district, district police along with CRPF and civil administration has started its
drives to destroy opium plantation in the district.
The team along with GB and PR members on January 19 had destroyed opium plants cultivated
in an aprox areas of 18 acres at Yanman village of Khimyong circle
On January 22 and 23, another team destroyed about 2 acres of opium cultivation
areas in Borsotom amd Hetman villages.
Meanwhile, in support of clean opium drive many villages of Manmao circle have started
cultivation of Cardamom as an alternative to opium and various Women associations
of Manmao, Bordumsa and Diyun circle have come out against opium menace to join hands
with district police and administration. DIPRO
Assembly pays tributes to departed leaders
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: The Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly today paid tributes
to former members who passed away recently.
Speaker Nabum Rebia and Chief Minister Nabam Tuki led the House in remembering former
Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin, former minister and Speaker Setong Sena, former minister
Sobeng Tayang and former Union minister Murli Deora.
While Gamlin died in a Gurgaon-based private hospital on November 30 last, Tayeng
passed away on January 24, Sena on Sunday last and Deora died on November 24 last
Making obituary reference in the House Rebia termed all the leaders as visionaries
and termed their deaths as 'irreparable losses' to the state as well as the country.
Tuki taking part in the discussion termed Gamlin as a law luminary and visionary
who had immensely contributed to the state.
Terming Tayeng as a man with a mission who shaped the destiny of present Arunachal,
the chief minister informed that the departed leader was instrumental in expansion
of education besides conceiving the idea of VLW (village level worker) and launching
minor irrigation channels in the state.
While recalling the contribution of Sena, who served the state as assembly speaker
and ministers in various capacities, Tuki termed him as a man of wisdom who lead
from the front and left behind a legacy to emulate.
"Sena’s persistent efforts enabled due recognition across the globe to the World
War-II war cemetery at Jairampur in Changlang district.
He was also instrumental in speeding up economic activities in the state through
border trade at Pangsau Pass by organizing the Pangsau Pass winter festival on several
occasions," the chief minister said.
He further added, under Sena, the Agriculture department got due recognition from
the Centre due to increase in foodgrains productivity in the past few years and the
state received Krishi Karman Commendation Award for three consecutive years.
Tuki also made obituary reference in terms of Deora, former Petroleum and Natural
Gas minister in the UPA-I government.
A two-minute silence was observed as a mark of respect to the departed leaders before
Speaker Rebia adjourned the House. PTI
ANSU felicitates outstanding achievers on its 33rd Foundation Day
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: The All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) has felicitated numerous
outstanding achievers of its community in distinct fields such as academic, arts
and culture, politics and the games and sports on its 33rd Foundation Day celebration
at Tallang Hira Memorial here today.
In the field of games and sports, ANSU felicitated 12 outstanding achievers, three
each in both Karate and Weightlifting, two in Boxing, and one each in Taekwondo,
Archery, Badminton and Football etc. The union also felicitated 18 achievers in academic
The community apex student’s organization also felicitated Chief Minister Nabam Tuki
for being the first person from the community who become Chief Minister and also
Toko Teji and Taba Chake in the arts and culture.
Addressing the gathering ANSU President Byabang Joram called upon the students of
Nyishi community to give priority to their study adding that quality education brings
more progress and development in the society. Pointing out that there are numerous
educational institutions viz: technical and non-technical in the community areas,
Joram added, ‘we must take full advantage of these institutions with degree and quality”.
Further ANSU president expressed dismay that despite efforts to make a progressive
soceity there are social vices such as fine and revenge system. Terming the fine
system as immoral, he appealed to the people to refrain from practicing such activity.
General Secretary ANSU Nyanya Gollo in his welcome address exhorted that current
ANSU team is dedicated in the service of the society. He also highlighted the achievements
of the current team in bringing various educational institutions in Nyishi inhabited
areas including Capital Complex.
In his address former MLA Tani Loffa who served the union as general secretary suggested
the members to be dedicated and punctual in the service of the society. Earlier ANSU
presented momentos to the former presidents and secretaries of the union during the
occasion. The representatives from the district students unions, Nyishi Elite Society
and other Nyishi based organisation attended the programe. The cultural programme
and volleyball game were played to mark the 33rd Foundation Day Celebration.
SDHDC demands govt to declare Boleng as Siang District Hq
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: The people of Rumgong, Pessing, Kaying, Payum, Pegi - Botte, Rebo
- Perging and Boleng circles under the banner of Siang District Headquarter Demand
Committee (SDHDC) have staged a peaceful dharna here today.
They said that the genuine voice and repeated representations of the masses are being
curtailed by so called people's friendly government. With no choice left the general
public of said circles are compelled to stage one-day dharna here today in favour
of its demand.
The committee demanded the state government for immediate revocation of the government
notification vide no. dad-11/2001/597 dated 24November, 2014. It further said that
based upon the recommendation of the two committees constituted by the MLAs of 35
and 32 assembly constituencies the district headquarter should be declared at Boleng.
It said that Siang district headquarter committee under the chairmanship of Taje
Komut and Siang District Reorganisation Intellectual Forum under the chairmanship
of Tagong Ketan have recommended Boleng (Punnying-Rengo) as the headquarter of Siang
district as per the feasibility.
It also said that, last year Adi Baane Kebang has also gave a representation to Chief
Minister to consider the report and recommendation of Siang District Reorganisation
Intellectual Forum and declared Boleng as the headquarter of Siang district.
The committee further said that a plot of land measuring 17,217 sqm has been already
allotted and earmarked for the construction of residential buildings of Deputy Commissioner,
Superintendent of Police, Additional Deputy Commissioner, session judge and other
heads of departments in an order on December 2012 by the Deputy Commissioner, East
Siang. But despite all these and instead of declaring Boleng as Siang district headquarter,
the government has declared Pangin as its temporary headquarters against the aspiration
of people, the committee said.
Earlier, before coming down to state capital, numbers of protest rallies were also
organised at Boleng against government declaration of Pangin as temporary headquarter
of Siang district but the government remained adamant on the issue and with no option
the representatives of various circles today hold their protest rally here at state
Later, the team met various MLAs of Adi belt and appraised their grievances and
threatens the government that the team would organize series of protest movement
if their demand is not fulfilled.
R-Day celebration: Arunachal tableau becomes a centre of attraction
NEW DELHI, Jan 28: The black and red color of the Idu Mishmi traditional dress captured
the attention of the audience on an otherwise rainy and foggy morning even as the
folk music resonated in the air and enthralled them.
Months of hard work paid off as the Arunachal Pradesh tableau marched proudly at
Rajpath along with 15 other state tableaus and 9 from government departments on Republic
day. With the theme ‘Igu dance’, the tableau represented the priest dance of the
Idu Mishmi tribe that is performed during a ritual. It also roughly depicted an ideal
Ten artists from Roing in Lower Dibang Valley district took part in it. Along with
the team leader and the troupe leader, they had been camping at the Rashtriya Rangshala
camp at Delhi Cantonment area for almost a month now.
The artists had a chance to meet the President and the Prime Minister yesterday at
Rashtrapati Bhawan and Teen Murti Bhavan respectively. A dance was performed by the
Arunachali artists in the presence of the Prime Minister.
The IPR department, the nodal department handling the tableau, deserves a special
mention for pulling it off successfully second time in a row. The department has
been actively involved right from the concept to its execution. (OSD, IPR)
Township road to be constructed with cement concrete
ZIRO, Jan 28: A coordination meeting among all the stakeholders including local MLA
Tage Taki, Zilla Chairperson Hage Kobing, representative from Tanii Supuñ Dukuñ (Tanii
Apex Council), HoDs, PRI members, NGOs was held at the DC’s conference Hall yesterday
under the chairmanship of Lower Subansiri deputy commissioner Kanki Darang and discussed
on matter related to over all development as well as future plan of the district
Discussing on roads condition, it was decided to widen all the existing road connectivity
of Township area as per earlier govt. notification for improvement of Road Networking
and Parking Place by constructing with cement concrete which is to be executed by
the PWD department while the colony roads are to be executed by the DUDA. In this
connection, local MLA Tage Taki has suggested for provisioning of corridor alongside
the roads for laying pipe lines, erection of electric poles etc. The house presents
also suggested executing departments for maintain quality work.
Apart from beautification of government schools in the Valley, it was also decided
to prepare boundary map of every schools at the earliest to prevent encroachment
in future. Besides, all the schools are to have master plan to avoid unplan construction
of buildings or structure for which DDSE is to initiate.
As regards to construction of Mini Secretariat building, the executing agency PWD
has been suggested for maintaining quality of work and provisioning of sufficient
parking place. It was also suggested for maintaining quality work in construction
of proposed Outdoor Stadium.
Discussing about enlisting of Ziro Valley as World Heritage Site as Apatani Cultural
Landscape, DC said that once the fund is made available, the panchayat members are
to be given training on its’ importance who in turn will disseminating knowledge
to the village people followed by village level and school level. (From Yachang Tacho)
Rangiya-Murkongselek passenger train services from March 15
RUKSIN, Jan 28: Rangiya-Murkongselek passenger train services will be started from
March 15 this year, sources informed.
The 155 km stretch of the BG railway track from North-Lakhimpur to Murkongselek (Jonai)
near here has been completed and construction wing of the NF Railway is all set to
hand over the BG railway to Traffic Wing for starting passenger train service, official
According to officials the department has expensed about Rs 3.0197 crore for the
gauge conversion work including restructuring of bridges and culverts.
This project was started in March, 2011. The NF Railway suspended plying of all meter-gauge
train along the route for construction of BG line. Train service was already resumed
between Rangiya and North Lakhimpur during January last year.
The Rangiya-Murkongselek railway route came up in 1962 during the Chinese Aggression
for transportation and mobilisation of security forces to Arunachal Pradesh. The
BG railway running from Rangiya to Murkongselek is proposed to be extended to Pasighat
in Arunachal and it is supposed to be proceeding on to Roing, Parsuramkund, Rupai,
Anjaw and other places along the Indo-China border.
The BG conversion project was one of the two major rail projects in Assam announced
by the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during 2010.
On the other hand, the construction engineers of NF Railway are confident to complete
the Bogibeel bridge over Brahmaputra river in 2016 as the top brasses of the Railway
authority are giving emphasis on its early completion. The department has resumed
the construction of remaining six pillars of the bridge and expected to complete
it within the scheduled period.
Condolences pour in for Setong Sena
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: Condolence messages are pouring in from various organizations and
civil societies following death of former minister and Assembly Speaker Setong Sena.
Arunachal Christian Forum in a condolence message said, “Sena was a very friendly
and kind-hearted person. He initiated various welfare measures for the people of
the state. His untimely death is an irreparable loss for the state.”
Tangsa Literary & Cultural Development Society and Longchang Elite Society described
Sena as a prominent and visionary leader of Tangsa community in particular and the
state as a whole.
“Sena had a great love and affinity for his people. The vacuum created with his death
will be very difficult to fill up, both the society said in their condolence messages.
The Changlang Town Trade Commerce Association (CTTCA) condoled the untimely demise
of Sena, observed two minutes silence as mark of respect to the departed leader.
The business community of Changlang also downed their shutters for a day to show
respect to late Sena.
The APWWS (CEC) expressed shock and grief at the sudden death of Sena and expressed
its sincere condolence to the bereaved family to overcome the difficult situation.
The Arunchal Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) has described the death of
former minister Setong Sena as an irreparable loss to the state, particularly to
the growth of trade and commerce.
ACCI information secretary Toko Tatung, who attended his funeral ceremony at Jairampur
on Tuesday said that Late Sena was an unparalleled leader with chief ministerial
He had led a four-member state delegation on behalf of the government of India to
attend the 2nd North East India-Myanmar Business Conclave at Yangon during August
Trade & Commerce Parliamentary Secretary Phoshum Khimhun, trade and commerce director
Tokong Pertin and ACCI president Techi Lala were the delegates.
Moreover, Sena, who was like an elder brother ready to always help, was always vocal
at various platforms for the growth of trade and commerce, which he believed, had
the potential to bring a turn around in speedy economic development of Arunachal
Pradesh, Tatung added.
Expressing deep shock over the untimely demise of former Speaker Setong Sena, HPDCAPL
Chairman Tani Loffa said “during his long innings of public life since 1995 to 2014,
Late Sena demonstrated true spirit of an elected representatives. He immensely contributed
towards development of his home constituency in particular and the state as a whole,
Loffa said in his condolence message.
“Late Sena was a seasoned politician and good sportsperson. He will be remembered
for his straight forwardness and gentle nature,” said DoTCL assistant director W
Lowang. The officers and staff of the DoTCL observed two minutes silence as a mark
of respect to departed leader and convened deep sense of condolence to bereaved family.
Arunachal Christian Youth Association (ACYA) and All Arunachal Pradesh Entrepreneurship
Development Association also recalled the contributions of former minister and deeply
mourned his death.
National School Games medal winners calls on Taloh
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: The medal winners of the 60th National School Games (Karate) Championship-2015
led by Arunachal Karate-Do Association General Secretary L Marik along with Chef-De-Mission,
Coaches and Manager today called on Director of Secondary Education T. Taloh and
Youth Welfare Officer L. Sokun Singh here today.
While appreciating the efforts of the students and AKA T. Taloh advised the students
to maintain discipline, respect coaches and teachers to achieve more success in near
L. Sokun Singh explained the importance of School Games and achievement of the Karate
players of Arunachal Pradesh.
AKA general secretary L. Marik assured to maintain the same tempo in days to come
and he also appealed to the Director to increase fund allotment to minimize the financial
problems faced by the students and the association during participation in such events.
Meanwhile, the Director has assured to look into the matter in the interest of the
School Games of Arunachal Pradesh.
Arunachal Pradesh won seven medals including two gold, two silver and three bronze,
in the national games for Karate.
Republic Day celebrated
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: The reports of celebration of the 66th Republic Day in various
parts of the state are still pouring in the media houses.
DIRANG: The Republic Day was celebrated with avid participation by school children,
para-military forces, Govt. officials and general public at Dirang.
Unfurling the national tri-colour at St. Lopon Stadium, Dirang Additional Deputy
Commissioner Dagbom Riba read out the various policies, programmes and achievements
of the state govt. with particular reference to Dirang circle. He also spelt out
functioning of the various departments and the progress made so far in achieving
the goals set by them for welfare of the people.
Acknowledging the immense contribution of the para-military forces in rendering help
to civilians in times of natural calamities and their spirit of corporate social
responsibilities, Riba called for further strengthening this spirit of mutual understanding
and co-operation in times to come. The ADC also exhorted the general public to be
more cooperative and pro-active during the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyans' and asked them
to clean up their respective nearby surrounding areas to make Dirang clean and green.
The day-long celebration comprised march past by various schools and para-military
forces, inauguration of exhibition stalls, colourful dance programmes, sports items
and finally prize distribution. Later in the evening, the ADC hosted a high tea party
to all govt. officials in tune with the traditional prevailing norm. (From a Correspondent)
KOLORIANG: Joining the Republic Day fanfare with rest of the country, this border
town of Koloriang also celebrated the national event with Deputy Commissioner, Mamata
Riba, unfurling the national tricolour at Koloriang General Ground amidst a huge
sea of crowds.
In her ceremonial speech, while paying rich tributes to freedom fighters, the DC
exhorted everyone to uphold the principles of equality and justice as enshrined in
the Constitution of India.
She said the people of the Kurung Kumey needed to put their concerted efforts for
the development of the district within the available resources.
“Time is of essence and so let us together ensure development through atmosphere
of cooperation so that the resources which the Government has made available with
us reach our brothers and sisters living in the farthest village,” she said.
While giving special emphasis on Swachch Bharat Abhiyan, she stated that the plan
for future roadmap of a progressive district should embrace youth empowerment through
sports and tourism, especially cultural and adventure, women empowerment through
cooperatives, horticulture and agriculture besides child rights, conservation of
She also mentioned that Kurung Kumey has established itself as a sporting powerhouse
going by the fact that many sportspersons from the district are proudly representing
the country, while adding that this was one avenue youth ought to explore as an alternative
Customary prabhat pherry by students, parade, exhibition stalls, colourful display
of traditional and modern dances and games and sports marked the daylong programme.
Pani Taram, MLA, 21-Koloriang, who was present as special guest on the occasion,
gave away the prizes for the winners of the events.
On the occasion, the DC also announced the names of People’s Awardees for their contributions
in the field of education, social works, agriculture and allied sectors. The awardees
are: (1) Chera Mekia (Education), (2) Tarh Loram (Social works), (3) Karuna Trust
(Health). (4) Bengia Chuma (Cooperatives). (5) Tai Nikriu (Agriculture), (6) Bengia
Kakum Tadar (Horticulture), (7) Ngurang Yagik (Horticulture), (8) Nangram Taffik
(Animal Husbandry), (9) Yumlam Yakia (Health). The prize money and citations would
be given to them in the ensuing Statehood Day.
YINGKIONG: The 66th Republic Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm in the entire
Upper Siang district.
While unfurling the National flag at Yingkiong the Deputy Commissioner Remo Kamki
highlighted the developmental activities being undertaken in Upper Siang district
by various departments during the current financial year.
In his speech Kamki reiterated the imposition of restriction on fishing, hunting
and prohibition on use of drugs, liquor and stressed on effective control over opium
menace and other narcotic substances. He announced list of persons, groups, organizations
particularly Woman Welfare Societies that will be awarded on Statehood Day celebration.
Cash Awards with certificate were also conferred to 7 number of selected farmers
in agriculture allied departments like agriculture, horticulture, Animal Husbandry
& Veterinary, Textiles and Handloom.
Alo Libang Parliamentary Secretary inaugurated the exhibition stalls on the occasion.
Other highlights of the day long programme included arrow shooting competitions of
the senior citizens, sports competition among children and youths. The R Day was
also celebrated at Tuting, Geku, Katan, Mariyang respectively.
TEZU: Lohit district joined rest of the country in the celebration of 66th Republic
Day. Deputy Commissioner Dr. B M Mishra unfurled the National tri-colour in the Jubilee
ground here at Tezu on the occasion.
In his Republic Day speech, Mishra initially expressed his deep condolence on the
death of Sobeng Tayang, the former member of Parliament from Arunachal East Parliamentary
Constituency and State Cabinet Minister, who died on 24th January.
While highlighting achievement of the government and various developmental works
being carried out in the district, he informed that the Government has taken time
bound initiative for completion of Alubari, Digaru Bridge over Lohit river and it
will be functional by December 2015. He also stated that the work of Tezu Airport
is on progress and it will soon be completed.
He also urged the inhabitants of Lohit to refrain from opium cultivation as opium
has evil impact on the society which leads to criminal activities. Rather he advised
the farmers to cultivate low volume high value cash crops which bring better income.
He urged all the departments of Lohit to work sincerely and with full dedication
for all round development of Lohit district so that Lohit can be an example of model
district in the State.
Tezu MLA Dr. Mohesh Chai also gave prizes to the farmers for their best exhibits
in the Horticultural exhibition stall. The 2nd half of the day was marked by a friendly
cricket match between DC-XI vs MLA-XI. DIPROs
Our Ruksin Correspondent adds: Along with the rest of the country, the 66th Republic
Day was celebrated by the citizens of Ruksin, Bilat and Sille-Oyan circles under
Ruksin sub-division in East Siang district with great enthusiasm.
Unfurling the national tri-colour, Ruksin Additional Deputy Comissioner (ADC), T
Pada briefed on the developmental schemes initiated by the state government.
Referring to the state government’s effort of setting up ADC (independent) office
at Ruksin, he appealed the local people to maintain unity and peace for successful
implementation of the development schemes.
Winners of district level painting competition felicitated
ITANAGAR, Jan 28: The winners of the district level painting competition which was
organized by Managing Director of Menle Botom Tourist Lodge Dos Dasi in collaboration
with Department of Urban Development & Housing, Upper Subansiri were felicitated
with cash awards along with trophies and merit certificates in a function organized
coinciding with Republic Day celebration at Daporijo on January 26.
The first, second and third prize winners were awarded Rs.10,000, Rs. 5,000 and Rs
2,500 respectively sponsored by UD & Housing Daporijo Division, Management Committee,
Menle Botom Tourist Lodge and District Tourism Officer, Daporijo.
The competition was conducted under the supervision of Upper Subansiri Deputy Commissioner
Komkar Dulom and DDSE (I/c) Timpu Maying,
Interacting with the students, Deputy Commissioner Dulom asked them to take a lead
role in making Daporijo clean and green. He also advised the students and public
to show hospitality towards the visiting tourists for development of the tourism
sector. He also asked the students and general public to extend their full cooperation
to the district administration and police in maintaining law and order in the district.
The function was attended by principal, art teacher and students from JNV Megdong,
Blue Mount School, Daporijo and VKV Kuporijo and Superintendent of Police Taru Gusar,
and all HoDs of Upper Subansiri District.
Newly posted principal of JNV Megdong NK Shamkuwar also spoke on the occasion and
expressed his happiness over conduction of the first ever panting competition on
‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The painting competition was organized in honour of Tourism,
UD & Housing, Art & Culture Minister Pema Khandu to mark his maiden visit to Daporijo
during January six and seven.
Preparation afoot to hold ‘Poba Mahotsav’
RUKSIN, Jan 28: In order to make local people aware of the need to protect and preserve
flora and fauna in Poba Reserve Forest (RF) along Assam-Arunachal boundary here,
the Poba Reserve Forest Coordination Committee (PRFCC) is all set to conduct a three-day
Mohatsav at Jonai (Assam) from February 5 next.
The three-day programme schedule includes wildlife photo exhibition, nursery mela,
exhibition cum sale of traditional attires, traditional food festival and drawing
competition among school children besides discussion on various ecological issues
of the area by eminent environmentalists, sources informed.
The concluding day programme also includes a cultural exchange among different ethnic
groups from both Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
The Poba Maohotsava is being funded by Mising Autonomous Council (MAC).
Poba Reserve Forest (RF) on the right bank of Siang River is home to different kinds
of flora and fauna. The water bodies on the upper reaches of the reserve forest are
close to the Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh and the Dibru Saikhowa
National Park across Brahmaputra.
Several Assam based organizations have been demanding the government for conducting
necessary survey and documentation and grant Wildlife Sanctuary status of Assam part
of the RF.
It is pertinent to mention that Arunachal portion of Poba RF covers a large area
of Ruksin forest range under East Siang Forest Division (T). Covering an area of
2,251 hectares, the RF is bestowed with natural habitat for various species, exquisite
birds and insects, reptiles and valuable trees, including medicinal herbs.
Meanwhile, the Mising Autonomous Council (MAC) of Assam is taking initiative for
conservation of Poba RF and to develop the area as eco tourism and adventure tourism
A 15-member “coordination committee” for protection of Poba RF has been constituted
with Dhemaji DC as chief patron and Divisional Forest Officer (T) of Dhemaji as chief
convener. The committee has conducted meeting at fringe villages for gathering consensus
of the villagers in the fringe areas of Poba RF.
As the dust settles on India's nuclear deal with the US, it is China-centric joint
strategic vision for the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean Region envisioned by PM Narendra
Modi and President Barack Obama's after their summit meet, which promises to be an
outcome of far-reaching implications. The two countries had first mentioned the imperative
for freedom of navigation in South China Sea when the two leaders meet at Washington
last year. And now, with the vision issued on Sunday, India has shown that it will
no longer be inhibited about lending weight to US's pivot or rebalance of Asia.
China naturally is alarmed over this new bonhomie between India and USA, with Chinese
foreign ministry on Monday warning that "external countries" should not stir up trouble
in the region. The India-US joint statement said that Obama and Modi also explored
chances of holding trilateral dialogue with Japan at the foreign minister level.
China will surely take this step as kind of encircling of the communist country by
India, Japan and US respectively. As a result of this, we may see aggressive China
indulging in more incursion activities along the border areas and they may also intensify
their claim over Arunachal, which China considers as part of south China. This will
have direct impact on the developmental aspect of Arunachal. Foreign companies will
refrain from investing in the state due to Chinese factor. And if BJP lead central
government squeezes fund flow to Congress government of Arunachal, things will only
get worse for the state.
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People’s Award for CALSOM
The Cultural & Literary Society of Mishmi (CALSOM) received the People's Award for
excellence in the field of social service for the year 2015. The award was given
by the Deputy Commissioner of Anjaw District on the occasion of 66th Republic Day
on 26th January at Hawai, the Head Quarters of Anjaw District. The award would serve
us impetus to the CALSOM to further serve the society with zeal and vigour.
CALSOM is the apex socio-cultural organization of the Mishmis of Lohit & Anjaw districts
which was formed in the year 1992. Since its inception, it has been carrying out
welfare activities in the twin districts of Lohit valley. Of late it has been active
in its philanthropic activities like providing interim aid to flood and fire victims,
organising social services, opium de-addiction camps and preading awareness about
the ill effects of drug abuse. The welfare organisation has motivated the students
of Mishmi community to strive for excellence in the field of education by felicitating
the class - X and XII toppers in the last 4 years. The organization has also been
conducting workshops and competitions in traditional handicrafts. It has also been
vocal in protecting the rights and interest of the Mishmis.
Tezu, Lohit District
A cartoon is worth thousand pictures
One feels sad to read in leading dailies that the legendary cartoonist R K Laxman
is no more. He embodied the hopes, aspirations and troubles of Indians for over half
a century. He always cared for the plight of common man through his immortal cartoons.
Though the common man character in the cartoons was always silent, the intended message
was very loud and clear.
R K Laxman will always be remembered for his early morning dose of laughter. His
cartoons would bring a smile even on the faces of people who didn't know to read
or were in a hurry. If a picture is worth thousand words , a cartoon is worth a thousand
pictures. The nation will definitely miss him. May his soul rest in peace.
T S Karthik
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