Organizations demands handover of capital road to BRTF
ITANAGAR, Aug 3: All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) led by
its president Kipa Tuglo said that the Federation along with two other organizations
submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister at his office today.
They appealed to the state government to handover NH-52 from Bandardewa to Holongi
as well as capital road maintenance to Border Road Task Force (BRTF) within August
They further demanded for necessary action against UD and PWD Minister for alleged
failure to undertake road renovation works in the state capital.
Meanwhile, in a separate release Arunachal Pradesh Colleges’ Forum also expressed
their resentment over the poor road condition and drainage system within the state
capital under Urban Development and Public Work Department.
It also appealed to the government to handover the work and maintenance of capital
road to BRTF immediately.
Proper medical service in Gusar area sought
ITANAGAR, Aug 3: Diso-Katu Youth Club (DKYC), a Gusar based NGO, has requested the
district medical officer, Upper Subansiri district to look into the health problems
being faced by the people of Gusar due to lack of medical infrastructure like doctors,
paramedical staff, medicine and ambulance.
DKYC in a release today said that though primary health centre, including a NRHM
centre were established at Seji and Bui village, the centres have no doctors and
At least 10/20 people die of diarrheas, malaria, dysentery and tuberculosis particularly
in summer season every year due to non-availability of proper medical facilities
in the area, the Club claimed and requested the authorities to look into the matter.
Federation reshufflesits executive body
ITANAGAR, Aug 3: All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) in an
emergency meeting held at Naharlagun on July 2 has reshuffled its executive members
with Takar Goi, Tadar Raja and Dobing Sonam as its Chairman, working president and
General Secretary with Kamku Pardung and Kipa Niba as its vice presidents respectively.
Follow fixed price on PDS items: Union
ITANAGAR, Aug 3: All Pipu Chayang Tajo Gawe Purang Sawa Students’ Union has appealed
to the authorities concerned to issue proper direction to the fair price license
holders of Chayang Tajo constituency to maintain appropriate fixed rates while selling
the PDS items.
The villagers are not capable to buy ration items at higher rates, the union said
and appealed to the East Kameng DSO to look into the matter seriously.
ITANAGAR, Aug 3: S Maga Tal, general secretary of NYC in a letter to NYC, Arunachal
Pradesh unit president has resigned from the post on personal ground.
ITANAGAR, Aug 3: Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh expressed
deep sorrow on the demise of Rinchin Chojom Thongchi who died yesterday at Itanagar.
The IFCSAP members prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and extended
its condolence message to the bereaved family members.
EADYM to conduct district tour
ITANAGAR: Eastern Arunachal Democratic Youth Movement has decided to start it’s eight
district tour --Yuva Ekta Yatra -- from first week of August to September in order
to spread the message of universal brotherhood, peace and tranquility, social justice
and equality, socio-political and economic development.
The EADYM urged the district office bearers to cooperate during the tour.
Union appeals for dresscode in institutions
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Indigenous Tribes’ Union (APITU) has appealed to the
education minister to bring an Act making it mandatory to wear traditional uniform
in all schools including semi-Govts and private schools in the state.
In a memorandum, the Union appealed to the minister to impose decent dress code
in all institutions to maintain indigenous spirit for the preservation of tradition
and culture of the state.
Training of Agri census held
ITANAGAR, Aug 3: A training programme on Agriculture Census 2010-11 was conducted
at office of Lower Subansiri District agricultural officer at Ziro.
Presiding over the programme, Dani Yubbe, District Agriculture officer, Lower Subansiri
district, highlighted the importance of the Agri census. He said the objectives of
the agriculture census are to describe agriculture structure and related characteristic
of agriculture by providing statistical data on operational holding, including land
utilization, agriculture machinery and implement use of fertilizer etc. He further
said that others objectives of the census are to provide benchmark data needed
for formulating new agriculture development programmes and for evaluation of their
He also requested the field level Enumerators to be sincere, dedicated in their
census duties and to convince the farmers of selected 20 per cent village sample
for full co-operation for furnishing the data accurately.
Tasso Buttung, ADO, Raga and Tako That, ADO, Yachuli imparted the training in details
and interacted with the Enumerators regarding the field level problems, according
to an official release.
Northeast records 38 percent deficit rainfall
Agartala/Guwahati, Aug 3: The Northeastern region, excluding Sikkim and Arunachal
Pradesh, has recorded deficit rainfall in the monsoon season and this may hit agricultural
production, officials said on Wednesday.
Arunachal Pradesh has got 10 percent less rains.
"Since June 1, the Northeast has suffered a 38 percent shortfall compared to the
normal rainfall," an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official told IANS. "Soon
after the onset of monsoon in the first week of June, some parts of the northeast
witnessed normal rainfall but subsequently the precipitation reversed," he said.
According to IMD's centre in Guwahati, the deficit rainfall in the northeast is minimum
in Arunachal Pradesh, where the shortfall recorded is 10 percent. In contrast, the
deficit is a record 51 percent in Manipur.
Meghalaya has recorded 49 percent deficit rainfall followed by Nagaland (40 percent),
Mizoram (35 percent), Tripura (30 percent) and Assam (28 percent).
"The sea surface temperature in the Bay of Bengal is very low. If this remains 27
percent and more, depression and other favourable conditions create monsoon rains,"
IMD director Dilip Saha told IANS in Agartala. He said: "The moistures are not adequate
in the region, resulting in scarcity of rainfall in the mountainous states."
The fall in rainfall has hit agriculture.
"Excess rainfall, coupled with floods, have damaged crops in some parts of the Northeast
including Assam while deficit rainfall would affect crops including 'Boro rice',"
an Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) official said in Agartala.
In the Northeast, there are three meteorological sub-divisions.
According to IMD's official records, the rainfall in the region was short by 25 percent
FCI urged to solve storage problem in Lower Subansiri district
ITANAGAR, Aug 3: All Lower Subansiri District Fair Price Shop Dealers Welfare Association
(ALSDFPSDWA) has demanded the FCI authority to construct separate FCI godowns for
Lower Subansiri district and Kurung Kumey district respectively. The Association
said the present storage capacity of Ziro FCI godown is 6500 quintals whereas 11,549
quintal of items including wheat/levy sugar are being allotted every month for both
Kurung Kumey and Lower Subansiri district which resulted in shortage of PDS items
due to inadequate storage capacity at FCI/FSD at Ziro.
Despite timely submission of cost of allotted quota to the FCI by carriage contractors
there has been lapses in supply of PDS items on the part of FCI due to inadequate
storage capacity and such lapses creates confusion in grass root level, the Association
Claiming the that Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister had
assured to release fund for the construction of proposed 12 FCI godowns in Arunachal
Pradesh under the initiation of FCI consultative committee members of Arunachal Pradesh,
the Association appealed the authorities to solve the storage problems of PDS items
in Lower Subansiri district in order to avoid undue criticism from consumers.
Meanwhile, the Association appealed to authorities to supply superior quality PDS
item in the district.
Miss beauty winners visit charity home
ITANAGAR, Aug 03: Miss beautiful smile sub title holder Kesaya Molo, Miss Talent
sub title holder Oyin Mibang and Bombi Basar top eight in the recently concluded
Miss Beauty of Arunachal -2011 visited Charity of Missionary Mother Terrasa Home.
They gave Huggies, sweets and rice for physically and mentally challenged children
of the charity home.
Meanwhile, the organizing committee president Talla Joram praised the contestants
for their novel work and advised them to continue such activities in near future.
She further said that despite claimed from many societies, NGOs and government to
work on such sector but their output is very less in this sector.
8th Indepencence Cup Football tourney
Political will needed to solve boundary problem: Tatung
LIKABALI, Aug 3: The 8th Independence Cup Football Tournament began with All Arunachal
Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) president Takam Tatung kicking off the tournament
at Chidu-Chigo Ground here yesterday.
Speaking on the occasion as chief guest, Tatung asked the players to maintain sportsmanship
spirit and said that the youth should take up games and sports with professional
approach. Informing that with the implementation of 5 % job reservation for the meritorious
sportsperson in the State govt demartments, Tatung, also a former international karate
player, encouraged that the future of the sportsperson are not bleak as it used to
be some years ago.
Citing that Likabali is situated in a boundary area, Tatung urged the organisers
to involve teams from Assam also in such competition which would foster a feeling
of bonhomie and belongingness.
Specifying the constant boundary row in Assam and Arunachal, he informed the huge
crowd that AAPSU is deeply concerned with the unhealthy scenario and are putting
its all efforts to solve the crisis in close tandem with the respective governments.
“If there is strong political will from Assam and Arunachal, the boundary problem
could be solved at the earliest and once for all as because Congress reigns in these
two States as well as in the Centre.
Guest of Honour Pakmik Taipodia while lauding the efforts of the organisers in organising
such competition said that such events not only provide a platform to show young
talents but also instill discipline in them.
The inaugural match was played between Jimago Football Club and Liru in which the
former defeated the latter 3-0. Yadak Riram scored one goal and Bahon Taipodia scored
two in the second half.
Altogether 14 teams are participating in the tournament including Alupara Football
Club from neighbouring Assam and ITBP, Kimin, according to the organisers.
Galo Students Union (GSU) General Secretary Pakmik Taipodia attended the inaugural
functions as guest of honour while AAPSU Federal Assembly Secretary Duyu Nama and
Likabali ZPM Komde Nyodu were the special invitees.
APPDSU oppose bandh culture only in capital region
ITANAGAR, Aug 3: All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) has opposed the
bandh culture under Papum Pare district being observed by various organizations.
If the organizations are state level and the issues are also state based then why
band calls in Papum Pare and capital region only ? the APPDSU questioned. “APPDSU
really supports their issuers and demand but it compel us to speak out why bandh
call in Papum Pare, not in whole state? the union added.
APPDSU requested all the state based organziations to pick the state based issues
and focus it before the common people of the state and not only in Papum Pare district.
They also request the business community and general public not to support such type
of bandh call in near future. If the issues are state based, burden should be share
by the people of entire state, not by the people of Papum Pare only, the union said.
ITBP lift Tiger 7 Soccer Trophy
ITANAGAR, Aug 3: Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Force team of Kimin won the Second
State Level Tiger 7 Soccer Tournament defeating Gora Makik Sporting Club-B by solitary
in the final at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium Nahar-lagun today.
Sheraph Bhutia scored the all important goal.
The winners were awarded cash prize of Rs.95,000 along with trophy while the runners
up team was given Rs.45,000 with trophy.
Dari Sports Club was adjudged the best disciplined team and Tamuk Taja of Capital
Complex Sports Club-B was declared ‘best player’.
The prizes were distributed by Jalley Sonam, Chairman, Arunachal Building and Other
Construction Welfare Board as chief guest.
Meanwhile, organizing committee secretary Tai Roket appealed to the State Government,
especially sports department, to promote the game in the state considering the growing
popularity of the game all over the world.
Architects of the voluntary Heritage Foundation (HF) are building weather-resilient
eco-friendly homes for flood victims in Sindh province in Pakistan. Use of local
workforce to construct these inexpensive houses has created jobs, revived the local
economy and encouraged people to adopt a greener lifestyle.
The 2010 monsoon floods had submerged a fifth of Pakistan and left 2,000 people dead.
The vision behind the Heritage Foundation initiative is the use of local materials
and a workforce backed by students from schools of architecture and engineering.
Established in 1984 by Yasmeen Lari - incidentally Pakistan’s first woman architect
- the HF basically documents historic buildings and works for their conservation,
but came forward to help with post-disaster reconstruction.
They have already handed over 104 homes in two villages in Sindh, all built with
bamboo, lime and mud. Not only can these be made speedily, they are cost-effective
at Pakistani Rs 55,000 (647 US dollars) and have a low carbon footprint.
Many in the village say the deluge has come as a boon for them. The use of local
material and workforce has resulted in economic regeneration.
Are we going to retire without promotion?
I would like to draw the attention of general people, higher authority and Govt towards
helpless condition of Arunachal Pradesh battalion (AAPBn). AAPBn was established
and appointment were done from the year 1988 and till to date only few of them had
promoted and less are even not getting a single chance to attend the promotion cadre
course, due to non availability of head constable post because of only non existing
AAPBn strength i.e. AAPBn personnel had already served more than 18-23 years as same
rank and some of them will be retired shortly. I am not against IRBn but as everyone
knows that it was established and appointed since 1997 and most of them got promoted,
sometimes we have to perform duty together under their command who is actually
more than 10 years junior thus ultimately our morality is getting down.
For kind information Arunachal Govt. have two AAPBn but in fact none of them have
proper strength of it since 1988. But, IRBn has up to 4th battalion in short period
of time. AAPBn have 439 Jawans of it strength presently posted at HQ Chimpu. Out
of them two company have been deployed at security (PSO to VIP) duty and both Capital
police station and about 262 Jawans are performing field duties like 35-40 house
guard, VIPs Escort, Law & order, out-post office duty and also other personnel duty
like house keeper /garden watcher etc. So, due to more duties in short strength,
if someone have to avail leave, there were no jawan to replace him, as usual he have
to submit sick report or other ways to take leave.
As a result the commanding officer held up his or her payment instead of knowing
the fact and praying to the higher authority to increase strength and look after
the problems of lower level. Our authority (Commandant) never tried to know the
actual fact/problems and only wanted the works/duties to be done from us. He never
talks to these higher authorities except pressuring lower ranks. Seeing all these
injustice I want to raise a few questions to authority/ state Govt. that why recruiting
of AAPBn personnel have been closed? Why we have been treated like a step son? Will
we be retiring in the same rank without promotion?
We are waiting to see better days after HM visit
Nocte Students’ Union (NSU) welcomes the three-day visit of Home Minister Takar Marde
to Tirap district to assess the ground reality. The Minister touches the interior
pockets of Tirap like Panchau, Wakka and Lazu to take first hand information of troubled
torn area. The union is very happy and congratulates the Minister for his visit to
The Union is hoping to witness significant changes in prevailing situation to good
and healthy atmosphere in the district. The Home Minister visit will greatly improve
the situation in Tirap. The Student Union hopes the Minister might seen the real
backwardness of society and think about what precaution measure should be taken
to uplift these people living below poverty line ? The Union believes Home Minister
will surely brief his experience to Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh and request
him to take up the development scheme for these backward people.
The Union is very much eager to watch out the situation in Tirap and Changlang after
the marathon visit of Home Minster. The commitment of Home Minister has brought great
relief to the civilian of Tirap district. The civilian are very much interested to
see the commitment of Home Minister to be achieved in ground reality.
The first and foremost requirement of this district is road infrastructure, which
is assumed to the life line of society. And the road condition in Tirap is very horrible.
But road communication remains never cut off from any other parts of the district
or state except this season in Pongkong due to bad condition of the road. So the
road needs immediate attention of state government before it takes ugly shape. The
the Union also called upon RWD Minister to check the road which comes under PMGSY
project. The road under PMGSY project is damaged in the name of development. The
good road is required for the security point of view in this disturb district.
Nocte Students’ Union also called upon the six MLA’s of Tirap to make their presence
felt when situated demands in the district and interact with the people. The leaders
are made by the voters so they need to reciprocate. The future and development of
Tirap is in the hand of MLA’s . They need to channelize the development and proper
implementation of schemes for the all round development.
Nocte Students’ Union
Let this fight against corruption bring a change in our society
Through the esteemed columns of your daily, I would like to make few clarifications
regarding a press release issued by NES on August 1 cautioning Arunachal RTI Activists
Forum (ARTIAF) to refrain from mudslinging.
Firstly, I would like to clarify that Arunachal RTI Activists Forum (ARTIAF) is neither
a community based organization nor political organization. It is purely a pressure
group in nature with members from all over the state fighting for the cause and welfare
of the sufferers and victims of corruption. Our aim is to uproot corruption from
Any one can approach ARTIAF for help to sort out RTI problems and action against
corrupt practices. Since Government is not taking any action against corruption,
the ARTIAF with the support of conscious people and youths and intellectuals is compelled
to resort to democratic movement, like bandh call, though unwantedly, to draw the
attention of the government; and as expected, ARTIAF is receiving overwhelming support
from all conscious citizens.
Nyishi Elite Society (NES), being a parent body, should interfere into such acts
which have tarnished the image of Nyishi people in particular. NES should convince
Atum Welly as a Nyishi Minister to resign from the post in order to prove his cleanliness
against his alleged involvement in illegal appointment. Is not the allegation a shame
for a Minister, who belongs to Nyishi community? NES should enquire the matter thoroughly.
Why did NES not react to the criminal conspiracy hatched against RTI activist Payi
Gyadi by planting grenade and pistol in his car and the release of the accused on
bail? Is not it shameful for the Nyishi community? Is Payi Gyadi not belonged to
Nyishi community? Is the appointment with fake documents by a father to his son and
daughter misusing official position is justifiable?
ARTIAF has been demanding termination of Y.D. Thongchi because he is the key suspect
in the illegal appointment. We are also demanding the resignation of the Chief Minister
on moral ground for his alleged violation of democratic procedure in electing a Chief
NES should not discourage RTI activists from its crusade against corruption. We are
not against any particular Nyishi people. Rather, NES should be proud of the Nyishi
youths for fighting corruption.
ARTIAF movement will not stop here just demanding resignations of those people. It
is coming with bigger scams and issues and financial mismanagement very shortly.
I would like to clarify that the bandh call given by ARTIAF had never intended to
harass anybody. Instead, I claim, it was a free and fare bandh supported by all.
Let this fight against corruption bring a change in our society for our next generation.
Lastly, I call upon NES and other such like-minded organisations to press the government
to take action against Welly and other accomplices instead of condemning ARTIAF for
its democratic movement.
A source of inspiration for budding talents
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to extend my sincere thanks
to the organizer of MISS ARUNACHAL -- 2011 for giving a platform to younger generation
to show their hidden talents and also for free and fair judgment to search and select
the talent amongst the best of the best.
I on behalf of my family members, relatives congratulate Miss Mege Duchok, daughter
of Takam Duchok and Yapak Duchok under Taliha Circle of Upper Subansiri district,
who has won the coveted title of MISS ARUNACHAL--2011 during a glittering function
held at Nyikum Nyiha Hall Nirjuli on 31st July 2011. In fact, this achievement is
first ever for entire Tagin Society as well as for Upper Subansiri District.
Therefore, I would like request to the President, Secretaries and all executive members
of the Tache-Tagia Welfare Society to felicitate Miss Mege Duchok, who has won the
prestigious award of MISS ARUNACHAL title-2011 and for bringing laurels for the Tache-Tagia
clans as well as for entire Tagin Community for the first time.
It is regretted to learn that till date no such programme has been organized by the
Tache-Tagia Welfare Society to encourage the youths. This is the right time; the
society should come forward and organize a felicitation programme to encourage Miss
Mege Duchok. I also appeal the Tagin Cultural Society as well as other social organizations
of Upper Subansiri District to facilitate Miss Mege Duchok, which will be a source
of inspiration and moral booster for other budding and hidden talents of the entire
Tai Duchok Pakba
G Sector, Itanagar
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