Court dismisses Ete’s counter petition while
directs EC to respond Pakke Kessang representation
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: The High Court has come up with rather interesting verdict on 30-Aalo
West Assembly Constituency which was won by Congress’s Gadam Ete under questionable
circumstance with margin of only 31 votes in 2009 state elections. Duter Padu,
who contested against Ete had knocked the door of the court seeking justice as she
believed that election results were not fair as the postal ballots, which was alleged
to have been tempered with assured victory to Ete.
However, instead of filing reply of the election petition, Ete filed an objection
Yesterday, the High Court dismissed the counter Election petition filed by Ete for
the second time as the Court stated that there was no substance in the application.
The Court ruled that the margin of victory was only 31 votes and therefore improper
reception of the postal ballots could be examined to ascertain whether it materially
affected the result of the election of 30- Aalo West Assembly Constituency.
The Court has directed Ete to file written statement in the election case within
a period of 20 days from the date of the order.
On the other hand, on Aug 13, the Gauhati High Court on a verdict pertaining to WP(
C No. 382(AP)/2009 in respect of Tana Naya versus - State of A.P. & Ors related
to 12-Pakke –Kessang constituency directed the Chief Electoral Officer, Arunachal
Pradesh to dispose of the representation within 30 days. Tana had petitioned against
non consideration and non initiation of legal action on the basis of Petitioner and
others' complaint against false declaration for inclusion of names in electoral roll.
The petitioner states that 136 people whose names were registered in other constituencies
and 144 voters who were not residents of constituency were enrolled in the electoral
roll. The WRD Minister Atum Welly eventually won by 67 votes again Techi Hemu.
The Counsel for the respondents stated that the authorities never received the representation
PDS contractors not to lift PDS food
Students demands early payments to contractors
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: Protesting against non-release of long-pending Hill Transport Subsidy
(HTS) payment to local transporters by Union Ministry of Food and Public Distribution/Food
Corporation of India despite repeated pleas, the Arunachal Pradesh PDS Carriage Contractor
Welfare Association (APPDS CCWA), in a meeting, unanimously decided not to lift any
kind of food grains from the FCI depots from September, 2010 till the release of
all the pending HTS payments.
The All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) and All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU)
called for early payments of pending bills to the Public Distribution System (PDS)
In a joint press statement today, the Unions took strong exception over the inordinate
delay of payment to the PDS contractors of the state
It threatened to resort to series of democratic movements if their demands are not
met at the earliest possible time.
AAPSU president Takam Tatung and ANSU president Niglar Veo said that though the state
govt had announced to streamline the PDS system including payments of pending bills
to the contractors; this commitment of the govt would be a day dream, if the contractors
are not paid their payments in time.
Both the leaders argued that most of the PDS contractors are the defaulters of the
State Apex Cooperative Bank and the revival of the sick bank, in truest sense, can
be possible with the recovery of money from these defaulters whose capital are stagnated
following the scandal.
“Clearance of due payments to PDS contractors, which constitutes the highest chunk
among the apex bank defaulters, 99.9% to be precise, will definitely pave way for
the Bank to repay the loan taken from the state Govt.
They further said that the state Government had taken upfront money to the tune of
rupees 225 crore from NHPC and was given to the Apex Bank on loan for its revival
but only 180 crore made it to the Bank. Both the Unions enquired about the status
of rest of the amounts.
The state Govt says that it cannot pay the contractors if the Food Corporation of
India (FCI) does not allocate funds. However, the case is that the work was awarded
by the state Govt. to the contractors and it is the onus on the state Govt. for making
the payment of the bills and any other encumbrances to the contractors.
The High Court, Gauhati, has also already passed an order in favour of the aggrieved
contractors and directed the state Govt. to make the payment. Some of the contractors
have been awarded with the decree, yet the state Govt. has failed to comply with
order of the Court which is, actually, tantamount to its contempt.
It is alleged that the state Govt. has played favouritism to some contractors while
some have been made bereft of their due payments for the same works.
Moreover, on the basis of Court order, the State govt is liable to pay 6% interest
annually on the payment dues and there is legal provision that the PDS contractors
can “attach” the govt properties which will be unprecedented and shameful event as
happened in Tamil Nadu.
The Unions also pointed fingers at FCI authorities and accused them of being part
of the entire crisis while also holding them responsible for “famine like situation”
in nook and corner of the State.
“The FCI authorities turned blind eyes to the mess and shaped the present condition.
They could have thwarted the rot but failed to do so.”
“The people of the state are still not aware of the Special Investigation Team (SIT),
which is handling the case, reports despite investigating it for almost 8 years”,
they said while demanding the reports to be made public.
“The Union will not support those erring contractors who are found responsible for
the PDS crisis in the SIT reports but genuine contractors should not be made to suffer”.
Following economic blockade, PDS items rushed to Russa villages
KHONSA, Aug 20: In the aftermath of the border skrimishes in Kamku- Russa, Hasse-Russa
and Ranglua villages bordering Sivasagar district in Assam, people in the whole Kanubari
circle are facing acute shortage of essential commodities due to economic blockade
imposed by Assam. Situation is reported to be still tense with both sides not ready
In the meantime, a team of Food & Civil Supplies officials headed by Amit Bengia,
DF&CSO rushed to affected area with trucks of food grains for distribution to the
affected villagers. Last year also similar problems erupted, the PDS items were rushed
to the affected people from Khonsa.
It may be added here that a series of meetings had been held at disputed site attended
by Home Minister, Horticulture Minister, MLAs, Home Commissioner, DIG East of Arunachal
Pradesh with the Law Minister, District administration of Sivasagar district and
Public leaders of Assam but no amicable solution has been reached as yet. This is
not the first time that such an incident has taken place in Kanubari circle. Last
year also a similar situation was witnessed and leaders from both side had to intervene.
However, this time the incident has taken an ugly turn in which a man from Arunachal
side was seriously injured in firing. (DIPRO)
Four-day Art exhibition begins at Itanagar
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: The four-day Art Exhibition organized by Arunachal Akademi (academy)
of Fine Arts in collaboration with Sokjar & Gamde Gamlin Foundation and Arunachal
Pradesh State AIDS Control Society, Naharlagun begins at Hotel Arun Subansiri today.
Number of paintings and sculptures by local artists Yumlam Tana (Painting), Yogai
Banyang (Ceramics), Roto Tadi (Painting) Punyo Chobin, Master of Fine Arts (Painting),
Kala Bhavan, Vishwa Bharati University, Shantiniketan and Taya Viveik, Master of
Fine Arts (Sculpture), S.N. School of Fine Arts and Communication, Hyderabad (Central
University) are displayed in the gallery.
Inaugurating the exhibition stall, First lady of the state Anupama Singh lauded and
appreciated the people of the state for their keen interest in arts, weaving, wood
carving, Cane and Bamboo related designing activities.
While briefing the importance and needs of arts, she encouraged the young artist
to exhibits their creative projects and also urged the Arunachal Akademi of Fine
Arts to provide more such platform to the young artist and the youths of the state.
Guest of Honour, Taro Opey Foundation Chairman Taro Chatung appreciating the organizer
donated a developed website to Arunachal Akademi of Fine Arts, Itanagar.
Sentinel Arunachal, Chief Editor Jarpum Gamlin called for a dedicated art gallery
in the State, where works of indigenous artists can be displayed.
On the occasion, the First Lady felicitated renowned sportsman of the State Indrajit
Namchoom and Artist Takar Riba for their contribution in their respective fields
and launched the website.
Amongst other, Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women, Vice Chairperson Mepung
Tadar Bage, and former School Education Director Namchoom attended the inaugural
Meanwhile, Spot portrait painting competition in memory of former minister Tadar
Taniang will also be conducted by the organizer.
Sadbhavana Diwas observed
Scholarship for district toppers
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: For the first time in the state, National Students’ Union of India,
Arunachal Pradesh unit has conferred Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Meritorious Scholarship
Award to the class XII (Sc/Hum) toppers of every district during the Sadbhavana Diwas
organized at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan here today. NSUI organized the Diwas to commemorate
the 66th Birth anniversary of Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The Scholarship
consists of a merit certificate and cash amount.
The chief guest of the function and PWD and UD Minister Nabam Tuki in his address
recalled the contribution of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi towards building
a strong and prosperous Nation.
In his impressive address to the NSUI workers, Tuki said Rajiv Gandhi is more than
a name for new generation. It was Rajiv Gandhi who introduced new innovative policies
for uplift of young generation, women empowerment. Rajiv helped the youths to dream,
showed them the horizon and gave them wings, the minister added.
State NSUI president Kafa Bagang also gave a brief history of former Prime Minister.
Both Tuki and Bagang congratulated the awardees and wish them bright future.
A host of dignitaries including Home Minister Tako Dabi, PHED Minister Chowna Mein,
parliamentary secretaries, MLAs and frontal wing members of APCC, senior Congress
leaders and students took part in the function.
The function began with the Sadbhavana pledge administered to NSUI workers, and Congress
leaders. This was followed by patriotic and cultural items presented by Nrityangan
Dance and Music Academy.
Students, faculty members of the Government College, Yachuli under the aegis of College
NSS unit organized social service to mark the birth anniversary of Rajiva Gandhi.
The members cleared the vast tract of land within college campus for tree plantation
and construct a footpath linking main road to academic building. The day was also
celebrated as Sadbhavana Diwas.
At Palin, CO Pisa Tarak administered the Sadbhavana pledge to the huge gathering
of students and public on the occasion of Rajiv Gandhi’s birth anniversary. Tarak
in his address called upon the students and general public to maintain communal harmony
and promote human values.
Harmuty to Itanagar Railway Line Land Acquisition process completed
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: The district administration, Papum Pare District, Yupia has completed
the 12 Km long land acquisition process for the proposed Harmuty-Itanagar, Broad
Gauge Railway Line with the handing over of remaining stretch of 1.549Km BG Railway
Line from Amba-II to Hutto village today.
With the handing over of the remaining land district administration has finally completed
the land acquisition process, which is now terminating at Tarajuli/Borum where the
Railway station is coming up.
Ete for participation of women under TSC
SEPPA, Aug 20: PHE & WS Secretary Er. Tomi Ete sought the participation of more women
in next total sanitation campaign (TSC).
Attending a one-day Information, Education & Communication programme on TSC at Kameng
Hall here today organized by the Deptt. of PHE & WS, Seppa, Er. Ete highlighted the
various plans and programmes being taken up by his department in order to improve
the standard of water supply system in entire state. He disclosed that the TSC which
was proposed to be taken up by the PRI could not be possible due to lack of functionary
in the Panchayat. He opined that proper practice of health & sanitation not only
benefit an individual or the society but also attracts tourist thereby boosting the
tourism sector. He appealed to the PR members to judiciously utilize the 3rd & 4th
installment of TSC which is purely meant for Water & Sanitation purpose and requested
the Departmental officials, PR members and the district administration to put collective
efforts and maintain transparency while implementing such schemes.
Deputy commissioner Tope Bam opined that for successful implementation of TSC at
grassroots level, the concerned department should form a district level water & sanitation
committee involving PR members and conduct meetings whenever fund for such purposes
is received from the Govt. The DC advised PHED and PR members to involve school going
children in TSCs. The DC called upon the EE (PHED), Seppa to initiate a proposal
for low cost toilet for Seppa township too. He discouraged people of open toilet
system, dumping of garbage in the river and other unhygienic means which can pollute
Earlier, Er. Tafang Bagang, AE explained in details the hygienic ways and means,
do’s and don’ts under the water & sanitation programme through a power-point presentation.
Byaling takes up the cause of dams vis-a-vis people
Daporijo, Aug 20: We are ready to accept the prospect of coming up of dams if it
is beneficial for the people and brings development to the area, is the sentiment
people expressed to Minister Health & Family Welfare, Food & Civil Supply Tanga Byaling,
during his 4 days tour from Aug16 to Siyum, Nacho, Limeking area, in public meetings
held at Limeking, Naba and Ayangmori to discuss and gauge the views and opinions
of the public regarding the setting up of hydro power projects in the Subansiri river
flowing through the areas.
Byaling reassured the people that they will not be forced to give up their lands
and their willingness was imperative in setting up of any projects in the areas.
He explained that the concerns of the people are incorporated in MOUs according to
Requesting the people not to cause any hindrance when experts came to survey the
area and hydro power Development Company and its employees came here, he advised
the public to constitute committees to address needs and demands of all, so that
it could be looked into and incorporated in any future agreement signed.
Concerns of the people in the health sector was also addressed by him with declaration
of setting up of Health Sub Centers and staff accommodation quarters at Naba and
Orak , maintenance of existing Sub Centers and posting of health care workers to
all the sub centers. He also declared various developmental schemes for the area
like construction of suspension bridges and porter tracks and inspected the 200 KV
mini hydel power plant under construction at Ayangmori.
Highlighting the importance of police-public relationship to the people, SP Upper
Subansiri Apur Bitin informed that Gaon Buras were the recognized village level law
enforcers and so advised them to deal with village level law and orders problems.
The DMO J. M. Boje made the people aware about the advent of different diseases as
the by product of development and cautioned the people to be careful and practice
a clean and hygienic lifestyle.
Despite rains and road block, Byaling also managed to visit the under construction
BRO road linking Limeking to Taksing and take stock of the progress made.(DIPRO)
Meanwhile a District Coordination Meeting was held at the Rijo Conference Hall here
today with Tanga Byaling Minister Health & Family Welfare, MLA Punji Mara, MLA Tapen
Siga, N. Nalo Zilla Parishad Chairperson, DC A. Abhayankar, SP A. Bitin, Heads of
Departments and PRI members in attendance. Law and order, schemes being implemented
in the district by the various departments and their status, cleanliness of the township
etc were some of the issues discussed.
Arunachal Pradesh is not a young state anymore and it is high time we develop even
the interior areas, stated Byaling while addressing the govt. officers present in
the meeting. We need to develop good concepts, improve our work culture, maintain
quality control and provide proper guidance to the masses with the aim to develop
the district, he added.
Saying that the public of the district was only aware about schemes in the works
departments, he advised the Agriculture, Horticulture and Fisheries departments to
create awareness about schemes in their departments. He also directed the DA and
HODs to see that officers posted in the circles stayed in their posting places so
that people were not inconvenienced.
MLAs Punji Mara and Tapen Siga expressed their appreciation and said that such coordination
meeting should be conducted regularly and even in sub division and circle levels.
It was through discussions and combined efforts of all that good ideas emerged, added
Mara. A request was made by all the leaders to the DA to look into the matter of
rampant land encroachment and allotment in the township.
Our combined efforts will bring better and successful results, the DC conveyed to
all and added that all matters discussed would be looked into immediately. Abhayankar
also put up the idea of Mobile Offices to do rounds in the circle headquarters to
facilitate the issue of certificate and provide health check ups to the masses, which
in turn will lead to the creation of a better relationship between the administration
and the public.
APYC to launch anti-drug campaign
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: A state wide anti-drug campaign would be launched in phase manner
by Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC). It was decided in a meeting of the youth
wing of the Congress party at a meeting here yesterday. The meeting also decided
to launch state wide campaign on safe driving and clean and green environment. All
the three programmes would be launched in phase manner within a week, APYC said in
APYC also organized a peaceful mass rally today in the main thoroughfare of the Naharlagun
township highlighting the various achievements of the state government to mark the
66th birth anniversary of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.
Arunachal Pradesh Congress Seva Dal (APCSD) today celebrated ‘Sadbhavana Diwas’ to
commemorate the 67th birthday of former minister Rajiv Gandhi.
Attending function, APCSD chief organizer Taki Taba gave a brief life history of
the former leader, who is also known as architect of modern India.
All the Pradesh office bearers, district chief organizer and chairman and Seva Dal
volunteers were present on the occasion.
Dirang CHC to get a new facelift
DIRANG, Aug 20: The Dirang Community Health Centre is all set to get a new facelift
with foundation laying ceremony of a new building by local MLA Phurpa Tsering here
The existing infrastructures would be dismantled in a phased manner and new and
better infrastructures come up in its place. Speaking on the occasion, the MLA informed
that an amount of Rs 3 crore from his SPA and MLALAD funds and Rs 25 lakhs from MP
Takam Sanjoy was being earmarked for the renovation work that would be carried out
by departmental authority. Also, an additional Rs 5 lakhs had been sanctioned by
the district administration for procurement of essential medicines. ‘I am committed
to bring real development to my constituency. Health, education and streamlining
of PDS delivery system would be my thrust areas for the purpose’, he said, while
adding that he was grateful to the state chief minister Dorjee Khandu for facilitating
the pace of development in the area.
The MLA also donated an Ambulance (Chevrolet Tavera) to the CHC to be used by needy
Senior SMO and medical in-charge Dr. S.K Singh said that the occasion was ‘historic’
for people of Dirang circle as the existing hospital had completed 48 years of service
and in need of dire repairs.
ADC Dirang, ZPM’s of Dirang and Thembang blocks, senior public leaders, HoD’s from
West Kameng district also attended and spoke on the occasion.
An emerging success story in Lohit district
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: In the backdrop of Emerging Success Stories of Total Sanitation
Campaign in Lohit District - the giving away of Cash Award of Nirmal Gram Puruskar
of Rs.50,000/-to Eraloni Panchayat at Mahadevpur by Minister PHE&WS Chow Na Mein
was an eye opener for the other Panchayats in the District.
To mark the occasion MLA, Namsai Nang Sati Mein opened the exhibition stall of Total
Sanitation Campaign at Namsai and screening of Water & Sanitation Awareness documentary
CD Safai Mein Bhalai at Namsai General Ground on Independence Day on Aug 15.
To strengthen the Total Sanitation Campaign in the Lohit District, the Deputy Commissioner
cum Chairman, DWSC R K Sharma has initiated both short term and long term strategy
to make Lohit a model TSC District in Arunachal Pradesh which includes formation
of inter departmental convergence committee on all campaigning linked departments,
rolling out of Intensive Advocacy Campaign for Safe Use of Water and sustainable
Environment Sanitation schedule with affect from Aug 25 in all villages of Tezu Sadar.
Meanwhile ADC Namsai MC Roy has also chalked out dates for Composite campaigning
of TSC/ NRHM /ICDS /RD/SSA in Namsai sadar too around the same time.
A Central Nirmal Gram Puruskar verification team headed by Dr. Pradosh Sharma, Director,
Centre for Logical Research and Development Studies, New Delhi arrived on Aug19 in
Lohit District to verify the 19 nominated Nirmal Gram Puruskar (NGP) Panchayats for
finalizing the list of most Sanitized and Open Defection Free(ODF) Gram Panchayats.
The Executive Engineer cum Member Secretary, DWSC, Er. Tayum Tok and departmental
staff of PHE&WS NAMSAI are putting up all efforts to showcase the district as the
model TSC District.
RKM organise free med camp
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: On Independence Day Ramakrishna Mission, Narottam Nagar organized
a Free Medical Camp at Deomali, Tirap, Arunachal with twelve specialist Doctors.
Child specialist, Eye, Dental surgeon, Gynaecology, Medicine Specialist & General
Physician treated more that 460 people and distributed free medicines.
Camp was organized by Ramakrishna Mission School, Narottam Nagar with co-operation
from Rotary Club, Tinsukia, Assam and the members of Ramakrishna Seva Samity, Deomali.
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: Govt Middle School, Rinchiporiang under Parsi Parlo circle of Kurung
Kumey district was inaugurated by Sangha Tagik, ZPM and Ha Takia, Anchal Chairperson,
Parsi Parlo Anchal Samiti block on August 14 last as chief guest and guest of honour
Speaking on the occasion, the ZPM announced Rs. Six lakh for construction of school
building under BADP fund. Stressing on quality education, both the ZPM and the anchal
chairperson asked the students to maintain discipline and cooperate with the teachers.
The inaugural function was attended by all the ASMs, BRC, CRC, GBs, teaching staff
TOT of SHGs for mainstreaming of HIV / AIDS for Lohit
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: SIRD Arunachal Pradesh commenced the District Level Training of
Trainers of SHGs for Mainstreaming of HIV / AIDS for Lohit District at BRC Training
Hall at Tezu here. The training programme is being attended by attended by CDPO,
ICDS Supervisors, senior functionaries from the blocks, senior functionaries from
Department of Agriculture and ATMA. The programme is sponsored by Arunachal Pradesh
State AIDS Control Society and being supported by District AIDS Prevention Control
Committee on behalf of the District Administration.
EAC HN Dubey while inaugurating the training programme thanked SIRD and DAPCU for
taking the initiative for organising the training programme. He said that awareness
and sensitisation on health and economic issues was the need of the hour as these
issues are largely interrelated in our state. In this context the role of capacity
building of SHGs assumes lot of significance since involvement of SHGs shall ensure
a far greater and more sustainable outreach. Citing that the participants of the
programme would be future trainers he called upon them to be motivated from within
to be able to motivate and build the capacities of SHG members. He also cited the
benefit of targeting SHG members as training of women/girls leads to expansion of
capabilities. He said that he was sad that Lohit District was falling under Category
‘A’ being the lone district under the category. He called upon convergence of efforts
from all concerned to ensure that the district moves to Category ‘B’ and there is
widespread prevention of the disease. He thanked SIRD Faculty Rakesh Srivastava and
said that these mainstreaming interventions combined with efforts of DAPCU, will
provide more dynamism to the efforts of District Administration in combating HIV/AIDS.
Speaking on the occasion as Guest of Honour, District Medical Officer, Lohit Dr N.
Ninu, wholeheartedly appreciated the efforts of SIRD in ensuring the training of
SHG members on HIV/AIDS. She said that there was a need for greater awareness and
sensitisation to be impregnated in the minds of all the trainers of SHGs. Citing
that the participants of the programme were the most important component of the training
programme, she said greater efforts are needed on part of line departments and agencies
like ATMA, DRDA to come forward for mainstreaming their activities with HIV/AIDS.
She said that there has been 33 reported cases including one death from HIV in the
district, however this may be the tip of iceberg as the disease may be more prevalent
particularly in High Risk Groups.
Earlier Dr Ado, coordinator of DAPCU informed that 158 cases of HIV have been detected
in the state and more than 2000 people are estimated to be infected. Highlighting
greater need for awareness he said that more than 90% of the disease may be hidden
and may be multiplying without detection. He gave an overview of the role of DAPCU.
He also highlighted the need for developing a positive people network. He informed
that DAPCU / APSACS was working with Arunachal Pali Vidyapeeth in this regards. He
also informed that one more ICTC centre is expected to be open shortly in Lohit District.
Rakesh Srivastava, Assistant Director cum Course Director gave a brief on the background
on collaboration with NACO and later with APSACS. He informed that SIRD would be
concentrating on developing the capacities of the SHG members in management of SHGs
with emphasis on record keeping and building a network of the SHGs in Lohit District.
He also wished that the large number of functional SHGs in the district will enable
not only widespread outreach but also build a model of enabling SHGs to achieve greater
heights that other districts / SHGs can follow in course of time.
The participants are expected to develop a block specific Action Plan for training
of 980 SHG members in the district in this training. SIRD shall be conducting the
block level training interventions in consultation with District Administration shortly.
Borguli PHC gets 12 more beds and labour room
PASIGHAT, Aug 20: A 12 bedded indoor and one Labour room at Primary Health Center
Borguli, Mebo was inaugurated by MLA Ralom Borang last week which was funded and
constructed from his MLALAD fund.
Speaking on the occasion, Borang said it would fulfil the long felt health care needs
of the people of the area. Now onwards, local people need not to go to Mebo or Pasighat
for delivery and emergency medical cases and hoped that maternity and infant mortality
rate would be reduced.
The DMO Dr. T. Taloh who took over the keys of the rooms, extended his thanks to
the MLA and welcomed the infrastructural development.
Among others, Tokram Yirang ZPM Mebo Monggu Banggo and GBs also spoke on the occasion.
Other highlights of the day long program were cultural show presented by the students
of Borguli Primary School, Arsang SHG and Ponung performed by Ngopok and Kiyit parties.
Tuki condoles death of first Sagalee ZPM
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: PWD and UD Minister Nabam Tuki has condoled the death of Head
Gaon Burah Late Techi Totu, who died at his native village Ngudang under Sagalee
Born in 1915, Late Totu was the ASM in 1967 and first elected ZPM of Sagalee in
Tuki in his message said, with the death of Late Totu, the people of the state,
particularly people of Sagalee area have lost a great and committed leader who
rendered selfless service for over all development of the people.
The minister conveyed deep sense of condolence to bereaved family and prayed for
heavenly abode of the departed soul.
APPSU’s appeal to teaching fraternity
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: All Papum Poma Students’ Union (APPMA) appealed to the teachers
of Papum Pare district in particular to join their respective posting places and
render their invaluable services for the sake of the students.
It said that presence of insufficient teaching staff in various schools in Papum
Pare district, particularly Papum Poma area has adversely affected the quality of
education. The students union further claimed that some schools in interior areas
are yet to start their current academic session which speaks volume about present
education scenario of the state.
Flood-ravaged Taraso appeals for relief
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: The inspection committee headed by Taraso CO K Ningo has visited
the flood-ravaged Taraso circle on Aug 17, informed ZPM Nabam Eka, who is also a
member of the committee in a release today. The committee expressed concern over
the huge damaged caused particularly in Aniya Hapa, Upper Tarasso, Jullang Tarasso
and requested the authorities to provide relief to the victims.
Flash flood triggered by torrential rain damaged around 1000 hector of paddy field,
washed away private and Govt properties besides domestic animals, said Eka. He appealed
the concerned department to take stock of the situation and take up flood control
measures for safety of Govt properties in near future.
Govt. College Seppa inaugurated
SEPPA, Aug 20: The people of East Kameng District have a reason to rejoice as local
MLA Tapuk Taku inaugurated the Government College at the district headquarter of
East Kameng here today.
Inaugurating the college, Taku assured all possible help from his side in materializing
things pertaining to college issues, such as early completion of insfrastructure
at permanent college site at Wessang. He advised the students to work hard and bring
name and fame to college right from this academic session onwards. He further, requested
the student community to abstain themselves from doing unlawful activities.
Deputy commissioner Tope Bam, on behalf of the district administration and people
of East Kameng, extended his heartfelt thanks to the state govt., the Deptt. of Higher
and Technical Education and all the five elected representatives of the district,
who played crucial roles in establishing the college. The collective and constant
efforts made by them finally paid off and made the Govt. college functional fulfilling
the long felt demand of the people, the DC said.
The college was supposed to start from 2009 but some technical reasons delayed start
of the college. The temporary college complex was the boys hostel of Govt. Hr. Sec,
School, Seppa which was in a dilapidated condition. In order to start the college
as per the Govt. directives, the said complex was earmarked and accordingly renovation
and maintenance of the hostel buildings were done.
The college with registration of 169 students, Robin Hissang as Principal i/c, four
lecturers and few staffs will run temporarily from here till construction of permanent
infrastructure at Wessang. PWD, Seppa Division will execute the constructions works
as soon as the acquisition of land with certain terms and conditions with the land
owners is completed. DIPRO
DDK threatens to stop prog after assault on staff
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: Doordarshan Kendra, Itanagar has decided to stop programme recordings,
including news coverage till any permanent solution is arrived regarding security
of staffs working in DDK, Itanagar.
This decision came after an employee of Doordarshan Kendra, Itanagar, Bhimlal Sharma
was allegedly beaten up today by one Neelam Tatar, an employee of general administration
department, govt of Arunachal Pradesh. Tatar wanted to know about this year’s tender
papers related to transport hiring. Not satisfied with explanation of Bhimlal Sharma,
he allegedly attacked him without any provocation. Later he went on to threaten
the head of office and deputy director of ‘same consequences’ if they delay tender
After the incident, Bhimlal Sharma fearing further action took leave and did not
even file a police case.
Concern at absenteeism
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: Expressing concern over the absenteeism by the Govt officials
under Pakke-Kessang circle, the heads of the department, Govt staff and Panchayat
leaders in a coordination meeting held at Circle headquarter on Aug 16 last unanimously
resolved that Govt officials posted in the circle must arrive and stay regularly
at HQ Pakke-Kessang by Sept 30.
The meeting presided over by CO Pandav Perme further urged the BDO to make the defunct
CIC functional within 30 days and also called for progress report of the educational
institutions within Sept 15.
While adopting resolutions on several other important issues, the meeting banned
extraction and commercialization of forest resources like bamboo, cane and timber
(except with permission from local authorities) and poaching, fishing and sale of
wild animal’s meat.
APEDA observes Renewable Energy Day
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: The Birthday of Late Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India
was celebrated by APEDA as the Renewable Energy Day today.
The main function was organized in Banquet Hall, Itanagar. The Chief Guest of the
function Er. T. Norbu, Chairman, State Pollution Control Board his speech advocated
to conserve energy and to make maximum use of renewable energy devices. He also said
that though Mega Hydel Projects are coming up in Arunachal, electrification of the
remote villages where it is not feasible to take the grid supply, the renewable energy
is the best option to provide the basic lighting facilities to the villagers.
Competitions in Drawing, Quiz and Essay writing was organized earlier to mark the
Akshay Urja Diwas’2010. The Prizes to the winners were distributed by the Chief Guest
in the function.
Students from Green Mount School & Gaurdian Angel School, Itanagar participated in
Drawing, Quiz and Essay writing Competitions in good numbers along with their parents
Independence Day celebration
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: Government Middle School Neomi, Kurung Kumey District celebrated
One the occasion, chief guest ASM Takap Tagru briefed about the importance of education
and socio-economic development of the area and advised the villagers to maintain
health and sanitation.
He further advised the teachers, students and public to maintain cordial relation
and contributed an amount of Rs. 50000 for construction of OBT Type building for
Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Tali run by Abutalang Memorial Society, Kurung
Kumey District had also celebrated the 64th Independence Day at KGBV Tali.
KGBV, Tali Chairman hoisted the national flag on the occasion and advised the students
to become a good citizen.
The people of newly created Tarak-Lendi criccle has celebrated the Independence
Day in a befitting manner.
Gangte-Tarak Lendi ZPM Taring Bath hoisted the national tri-colour as chief guest
on the auspicious occasion. Addressing the gathering Bath called upon the people
of the circle to work united for all round development of the newly created circle.
CO incharge Taring Loching and Head Gaon Burahs, Gaon Burahs and general public participated
in the programme. Games and sports competitions were also organised to mark the
occastion and winners were awarded prizes by ZPM.
Along with the rest of India, students of Ramakrishna Mission, Narottam Nagar hoisted
National Flag and offered salute while passing the Flag Post smartly parading. The
special attraction was a Tabolo of “remembering jallianwalah bagh” by the students
of Middle Hostel. Hundreds of spectators at Deomali Parade Ground cheered and clapped
to acknowledge the act of patriotism.
DC’s directives to teachers & officers
SEPPA, Aug 20: East Kameng deputy commissioner Tope Bam has directed all the teachers
posted in various schools in the district, including those of SSA, to ensure punctuality,
dedication and sincerity towards their duties. He also directed all the administrative
officers to strictly monitor the functioning of the schools within their jurisdiction
and submit the monthly attendance report of teachers.
In case of any laxity detected on perusal of reports submitted, the responsibility
will be fixed on the concerned administrative officer and will be viewed seriously.
The decision was taken by the DC to ensure quality education and prevent the non
performing teachers from getting their monthly salaries complying with the "No work
no pay" policy of the government.
APCU to celebrate Mother Teresa’s birth centenary
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: Arunachal Pradesh Catholic Union (APCU) will celebrate birth centenary
of Mother Teresa along with rest of the world on August 26.
On the occasion, the government of India will release a five rupee coin engraved
with the image of Mather Teresa to commemorate its proud daughter, APCU informed.
Solung at Shillong and Guwahati
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: Adi Students of Shillong celebrated Solung festival at Shillong
today in a befitting manner.
Former All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union President Kamta Lapung and AAPSU Chief
Editor Karik Osik attended the programme as chief guest and guest of honour, Assistant
Resident Commissioner, Shillong Kemo Lollen and Colonel Assam Rifle Hemonto Pangging
attended the function as special guests.
Guwahati Adi Students also celebrated the pre-Solung festival at Guwahati recently.
Union lauds govt
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) while appreciating
state government, Education Minister Bosiram Siram, Commissioner Education Hage Khoda,
Director Higher and Technical Education Dr. Joram Begi for temporary setting up of
NIT at Yupia appealed for establishment of NIT permanent site at Jote.
It further said that the selection committee has also recommended Jote as the suitable
site and expressed the hope that the cabinet may also declare Jote as permanent site
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: The end semester examination results of LLB (II and IV)has been
declared. The results can be seen in the RGU website: www.rgu.ac.in
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: The local RajYoga center of Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya
Vishwa Vidyalaya (PBKIVV) will celebrate "RAKSHA BANDHAN with a 5 days programme
starting from Aug 21 in and around the capital complex at Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli,
Banderdewa with a message to promote universal brotherhood for establishing communal
and religious harmony & Social Cohesion.
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: Pelesi Tayeng of VKV Tafrogam won the first position at the District
Level Science Seminar while Jimsilu Chiba of VKV Sunpura and Punit Tiwari GHSS, Tezu
came in second and third place respectively. The topic was ‘India and world Science’.
Summer Cup football
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: The 2nd Papum Pare Summer Cup Invitational Football Championship
2010 will be held at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun from September five to 14 next.
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: In order to provide a platform to the youths of Papum Pare district
to promote and protect the indigenous identity and bring awareness among the youths
towards their duty as responsible citizens, a four-day youth festival will be organized
at Lower Balijan circle headquarter from Oct 28. Meanwhile, Papum Pare District
Youth Festival organizing committee was formed for smooth organization of the festival.
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: Joint Action Committee (JAC) Subansiri Upper Hydro electric Project
(2000 MW), to redress the grievances and demands of the Project Affected People have
been formed with Dr Tara Nayam as Chairman and Tapa Dagiam as General Secretary and
MLA Punji Mara as Chief Advisor. The meeting was attended by Panchayat leaders and
other members of the society.
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: Arunachal Youth Organisation (AYO) has appointed Kurung Dolo, Hamu
Tagu as vice president and general secretary of the organisation on Aug 17.
Dotto Yame and Rigi Degio have been elected as president and general secretary of
the All Aka Students Union in three days conference cum election held at Govt Sec
School Bana from Aug 16. Monika Sopung and Aroti Chijang have been elected women
wing president and general secretary of the union.
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: Atu Pordung has been appointed women wing president of All Capital
Complex Contract Workers Union (ACCCWU) following resignation of the present incumbent.
Meanwhile, Tana Saha and Taba Joha were selected as president and general secretary
respectively of Nyorch Village Welfare Committee for the year 2010-2013.
All Arunachal Pradesh Handicapped Welfare Society chairman has appointed Tali Patum,
Tajar Uli and Taring Rago as its Upper Subansiri district unit president, vice president
and general secretary respectively besides 10 others.
All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union (AAPWU) has appointed Tabe Marde, Tatak Dabu
and Taje Digbak as its Upper Subansiri unit president, vice president and general
secretary respectively, besides 10 others.
Itanagar, Aug 20: Former Higher Education Director P.Potom has expressed shock and
grief on the sad demise of Talo Kadu. Stating Late Kadu as man of principle, Potom
said, it was because of endearing and empathetic behavior, he was loved and respected
by all communities. He was one of the torchbearers who worked for peace and tranquility
among the different communities. Late Kadu, who was elected as PPA MLA from Pasighat
took immense interest in the celebration of Mopin and Solung festivals. It is a great
loss to me and the people of Siang, said Potom.