ITANAGAR, Aug 14: The people of Tani-Tator belt and panchayat leaders under Dumporijo
constituency highly appreciated the police personnel of Dumporijo police station
for arresting a murderer accused Tate Dujom from the jungle on August 6 night.
Headed by Dumporijo PS SI Token Dubi the police team including head constable Gape
Game, constables Damchi Essi, Kalhing Panyang, Ligo Gadi, Rusa Baja and N/K Ram Babu
Singh arrested Dujom within two days of committing crime, said Jumli Dugi, Gusar
Anchal Samity chairperson and All Sigi Gusar Unemployed Youth Forum president R Dugi
in a release today. The arrested person was accused of killing a woman inside jungle
on August 4, they said.
Dumporijo police had also busted a bike lifter gang operating in Daporijo-Dumporijo
area and recovered five motor bikes recently, the release said and appealed to the
people to cooperate the police.
Improve BSNL service at Longding: Union
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: Expressing resentment over the frequent break-down of BSNL tower
at Longding, All Niaunu Students Association (ANSA), Tirap has urged the higher authorities
to activate and restore the tower within August 30.
Several complaints have been lodged and subsequently the SDOT Deomali inspected the
site in 2010. But till date there is no improvement in BSNL service, the union said.
It further said, even the emergency call is not possible in Longding area which
is said to be insurgency affected.
Moreover, land line connectivity also remains out of order since December 28, 2010,
it claimed and urged the authorities to do the need within this month.
Yazali CHC MO gets official quarter
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: Nyishi Elite Society (NES) president Bengia Tolum inaugurated the
medical officer’s residence of the Community Health Centre (CHC),Yazali in presence
of head of Ranganadi Hydro Electric Plant, NEEPCO, other officers, local leaders
and women society leaders on August 12 last.
The medical officer’s quarter which was a long felt requirement was constructed under
NEEPCO’s Corporate Social Responsibility-community development scheme. NEEPCO had
earlier donated one Tata Sumo Ambulance and other hospital equipments for CHC, Yazali.
Tolum and women society leaders extended sincere thanks to NEEPCO for their activities.
Protest against ‘Aarakshan’
Itanagar, Aug 14: The Arunachal Pradesh Schedule Tribe Students; Union (APSTSU) vehemently
condemned the contentious Hindi film Aarakshan which is fully loaded with anti-dalit
and anti-reservation dialogues.
‘Aarakshan’, which means reservation, severely criticized the caste-based reservation
policy and demanded abolition of the system, APSTSU in a release said.
The film hurt the very sentiment of the tribal people by opposing the reservation
policy. Since the tribal people are lagging far behind in all development front as
compared to other class and community, reservation is the only source of inspiration
for them to compete with others’, said APSTSU.
While appreciating the Governments of Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab for
taking bold step to ban the film for atleast two months, APSTSU urged the State Government
to follow suit.
Convert JNC into varsity: Union
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: Eastern Adi Student Union welcoming the introduction of Post Graduate
course in Geography and History departments in Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat
appealed to the Chief Minister and education Minister for up gradation of the JNC,
Pasighat into a full fledged University from next session for the welfare of the
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: Large number of public including officers, public leaders, businessmen
conducted a cleanliness drive at Sagalee township on August 13 on the eve of Independence
Day. The social service was jointly organized by the local administration and Sagalee
Bazar Welfare Committee (SBWC), Sagalee.
Besides drains and road, the participants equipped with dao, spade cleaned up office
premises, institutions and general field. In a rare gesture, the vehicle owners also
voluntarily spared their vehicles for lifting of garbage. After the cleanliness drive,
the Sagalee township wore a fresh look.
Later in the afternoon, a volleyball match has been played between heads of department
and SBWC executive members.
Sagalee ADC Chukhu Talar lauded the people for their participation in social service
in large number and hoped for similar response in future too.
BBWC organizes social service
Itanagar, Aug 14: A mass social service was organised to clean the market areas of
Banderdewa, circle office, 5/1 area upto forest check gate on NH-52A by Banderdewa
Bazaar Welfare Committee on August 13 to mark the Independence Day celebration.
The social service led by Banderdewa CO Yame Higio, BBWC president AL Loram and
general secretary Kipa Hipik was participated by Banderdewa police, business community,
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: The Bharatiya Janata Party Arunachal Pradesh has appointed Lenzing
Pertin as State Council Member and Convener, state BJP Education Cell. The party
also appointed former AAPSU leader Tabin Taki and Tame Tama, former President, erstwhile
Itanagar City BJP Committee, as State Council Member and State Convener, BJP-Labour
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: The city-based Heema Multispecialty Hospital, in collaboration
with ZYDUS Multinational Company Limited organized a free Hepatitis ‘B’ screening
camp at Heema Hospital today.
As many as 732 persons were screened and around 35 positive cases were detected during
The coordinator of the camp, Medicine specialist Dr. Rinchin Dorjee Mageji strongly
called upon the people to remove the stigma being attached to Hepatitis positive
persons and informed that Hepatitis B virus is not spread by casual contact, such
as holding hands, hugging, coughing or sneezing.
It mainly spread through infected needles through IV, shared needles during drug
abuse, infected unscreened blood products, tattoos needles, sexual contact with infected
person and infected mother to infants during pregnancy etc. He advised the people
to take Hepatitis B vaccine to prevent hepatitis infection and also suggested the
people to avail such free medical camp in near future.
While briefing the importance of today’s free Hepatitis B screening camp. He informed
that the detected cases would be provided 50% deduction in HBV DNA test by the company.
Therapy Manager, Rajarshi Purkayastha and team from Zydus, alongwith medical staff
of Heema Hospital conducted screening and detection test.
As per the Zydus booklet, the sign and symptoms of hepatitis B usually appear about
two to three months after the person is infected. Acute Hepatitis B sign and symptoms
may have abdominal pain, dark urine, joint pain, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting,
weakness and fatigue, diarrhea and mild fever. Chronic Hepatitis B sign and symptoms
are Headache, itchy skin, light colored feces etc.
APEDA conducts energy awareness programmes
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: As part of the Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Diwas observance on August
20, the Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA) hosted various programmes
– drawing, quiz and essay competitions to make the occasion a grand success.
In this regard, drawing competition was organized at the Urja Bhawan here yesterday
in which the students (class I to V) from 15 schools of Capital Complex participated.
It was followed by a live quiz contest at the conference hall of Urja Bhawan here
today among the students from 12 schools of Capital Complex. Two students (class
VI to VIII) from each school took part in the event.
King Cup School, Itanagar, represented by – Nani Rima and Amrin Rasulkhan bagged
the top prize. VKV, Vivek Vihar with Jina Jamoh and Pullenium Perme bagged the second
prize while KV No 1, Naharlagun team with Shridhti Sonowal and A Roy took the third
The quiz show was conducted by two APEDA officials.
Later today, an essay competition on the topic – “Renewable Energy: Contributions
for declining Global Warming” was held at the same venue. 15 students – class IX
to XII, from different schools of Capital Complex took part in the competition.
Apart from the first three position holders in each competition, the consolation
prize winners and participants will be awarded during the Akshay Urja Diwas observance
at the Banquet Hall here on August 20. Besides cash, mementos and certificates will
be given away.
Earlier, the quiz competition was formally inaugurated by Director of APEDA, Er Marki
While addressing the participating students, he called upon them to carry forward
the message for more and more use of renewable energy sources for sustainable development
of energy sector in the long run.
Meanwhile, the IPO, APEDA, T Muri has urged upon one and all to join the Akshay Utja
Diwas observance at Banquet Hall here on Aug 20 to make the occasion a grand success.
All the participants have also been urged to come and bolster the August 20 observance
besides, of course, collecting their prizes on the D-Day.
President Police Medal for ITBP DIG
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: R K Saini, ITBP DIG, HQ Itanagar has been awarded President’s Police
Medal for Distinguished Service in recognition of his long years of exemplary and
unblemished services on the occasion of Independence Day 2011.
Born on 1st August, 1955 at village Hasangarh, Rohtak in Haryana, Saini joined ITBP
as Assistant Commandant in June 1980 after his graduation. The officer got a rare
opportunity to receive "Colours" presented to ITBP by the then Prime Minister of
India Late Rajiv Gandhi on June 20, 1987 for his dedicated service.
The officer during his posting in Kashmir valley from 1995 to 1997 carried out number
of successful operations, besides providing security to Jawahar Tunnel, the lifeline
of Kashmir valley. He represented India in UN Peace Keeping Mission in Mozambique
during 1994 where he worked as Civilian Police Monitor as well as was assigned a
sensitive and important assignment as International Electoral Observer in the historical
elections in Mozambique. He made exclusive contribution in establishing ITBP Frontier
Hqrs at Shillong in 2005 as well as raising of a new Sector Headquarters of the Force
at Lucknow in 2008.
For his outstanding performance spanning over 31 years of service to the Nation,
he was awarded DG's Commendation Roll (6 times), Police (Special Duty) Medal with
Bar, UN Peace Medal, 50th Independence Anniversary Medal etc. During 2005 he was
awarded Police Medal for Meritorious Service.
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: Cooperative body of media persons has launched a news-portal, ‘www.easternexpressnews.com’
that would offer instant and online news reports of the region with particular emphasis
on Arunachal Pradesh. News portal has been designed to cater to the needs of the
techno-savvy world having interests in Arunachal Pradesh while keeping in view the
interests of the working journalists of the state.
The web portal, which would be available for access on the net from August 15, is
headed by a team of working journalists with Appu Gapak as the Online Editor.
“The functioning of the portal is based on cooperative model that will have local
media professionals as its beneficiaries,” Gapak informed. The revenue generated
from the portal will be utilized to create social securities like group life insurance,
group health insurance and to meet other exigencies.
While thanking Sokjar & Gamde Foundation, Gapak informed,“ Seed Capital for development
of the site, booking of domain name and for web-hosting has been provided by Sokjar
& Gamde Foundation.
On the occasion, Dr Lingam Ete, Director of Sokjar & Gamde Foundation said, "The
novel venture has been supported by our foundation to provide social security for
journalists and other media professionals, who have been working without any social
benefits except for the meagre salaries."
BBK’s dharna continues
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: The peaceful Dharna organized by Bogong Banggo Kebang (BBK) entered
its second day. Inspite of the silent maintained by the state government on the issue,
dream for a beautiful Pasighat still endures for the community. Many luminaries of
the society today participated in the dharna, prominent among them were Okeng Tatung
(Ex MLA), Talop Darang General secretary COSAAP (East Siang) and several executive
members of Arunachal Teachers Association (ATA East Siang Unit). Strongly endorsing
the movement spearheaded by BBK for eviction of illegal encroachers in the District
headquarter they advocated that any government official involved in illegal land
grabbing should be strictly dealt with and list of them should be prepared & submitted
to the state government. Many speakers were also of the opinion that the Education
Minister Bosiram Siram being the local MLA should tender his resignation on moral
ground if he cannot protect the interest of Pasighat and its people. Some were even
of the opinion that the local MLA has been sold out to land mafias of the district
Meanwhile in a significant development All Bogong Students Union (ABSU) have demanded
the state government listen to the genuine demand of BBK latest by tomorrow evening.
Union threatened to launch its second phase of 36 hours Pasighat Bandh from 16th
August 2011 if their demand is not accepted. While in another turn of event the panchayat
leaders of Bogong Area comprising of 21 Anchal samity members and one zilla parishad
member have decided not to participate in the official independence day celebration
at General ground Pasighat and instead will be celebrating the national event at
Gandhi Chowk where BBK is sitting in a indefinite Dharna.
APLS monthly sitting held
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: The monthly literary sitting of Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society
(APLS) was held at the conference hall of JN State Museum here today.
The APLS meet – 27th in its series – was chaired by its vice president Tage Tada,
the Director of Research.
The session started with the members actively taking part in the customary pedagogic
activities. Bompi Riba, associate professor of RGU read out her English poem ‘Trepidation’.
While R N Koley recited his self-composed Bengali poem ‘Jal Chhabi’, Jamuna Binny
of RGU performed an Urdu shayari, composed by Anu Basar of Basar in West Siang district.
In addition, the members had a threadbare discussion on issues to furthering the
APLS and spreading its area of activities across the State to promote the literary
atmosphere. Among others, APLS general secretary Tokong Pertin and members Batem
Pertin, Dr S K Ghosh and N J Deori also took part in the discussion.
Raksha Bandhan celebrated
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: The local Rajyoga center of Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya
Vishwa Vidyalaya (PBKIVV) celebrated "Raksha Bandhan", the festival of pure love
and universal brotherhood in a befitting manner with 2-day programme in capital complex
and elsewhere in the state on August 13 and 14.
On the occasion, a team of Brahma Kumaris led by Brahma Kumari Junu, center in-charge,
Itanagar, and Dr. Jayadeba Sahoo, faculty, Brahma Kumaris and Head, Dept. of Education,
Rajiv Gandhi University called on Governor Gen. J. J. Singh at Raj Bhawan today and
tied Rakhi on his wrist.
Accepting the sacred thread and sweets from the children and Brahma Kumaris, the
Governor extended his fraternal assurance of care and protection. He expressed his
hope that the occasion will spread universal love and peace in the world.
“If there is peace, there will be progress. And when there is progress there will
be prosperity, the Governor said.
The Governor appealed the people of state to reinforce the spirit of family bonding,
maintain communal harmony and strengthen peaceful coexistence.
Governor appreciated the Brahma Kumaris and advised them to continue their good work.
He also recalled his close affiliation with Vivekananda Kendra organization on the
Dr. Jayadev Sahoo apprised the Governor on the activities of the Brahma Kumaris in
its endeavour for all round socio-spiritual up-liftment of humanity and to establish
The team also called on Tako Dabi, Minister of Industries, Rt. Rev. Dr. John Thomas,
Bishop, Itanagar, Ankur Garg, Secretary Planning, Economics & Statistics and other
luminaries with message of universal brotherhood and religious harmony, appraised
about Brahma Kumaris activities worldwide in general and Arunachal in particular.
Brahma Kumari Junu, Brahma Kumari Tame Meku, BK Yape Riram, BK Lukir Gamlin tied
the sacred “Rakhi” on their wrist.
Programmes were also been organized in ITBP and CRPF Camp, Itanagar where ITBP and
CRPF officials and Jawans were tied Rakhis by Brahma Kumari Junu and others.
In the evening, a "Spiritual Get-Together Cum Discussion” was organised in the local
centre at Itanagar which was attended by many Luminaries.
BJP condemns police brutalities on BJYM activists
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Arunachal Pradesh has condemned
the inhuman police brutalities and atrocities meted out to activists of the Bharatiya
Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) who were staging peaceful protest over soaring prices
of essential commodities and corruption on August 9 last in New Delhi. 76-member
state BJYM activists had also participated in the protest.
Two of the Arunachal BJYM activist – BJYM state Vice President, Hinium Tachu and
State Secretary, Dug Saha received minor injuries while several activists’ mobile
handsets damaged during the lathicharge and use of water cannons and teargas shells
by Delhi police. However, members in BJYM Arunachal team were safe.
Even the handicapped BJYM members were not spared by the police during the lathi-charge,
the party said.
The State BJP blamed the dictatorial administration of the UPA government for misusing
the police for vested political interests. The party demanded resignation of Home
Minister P Chidambaram and said that the latest incident has exposed the partiality
of the Congress that deserves severe condemnation from all. Meanwhile, the BJP hailed
the state BJYM team for showing courage and facing the highhandedness of the police.
Tali Govt secondary school to celebrate golden jubilee
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: Tali MLA Markio Tado, former MLA Takam Sorang, panchayat leaders,
senior citizens, officers and student union leaders of Tali and Pip Sorang circle
in a meeting held at Naharlagun on August 6 unanimously decided to celebrate Golden
Jubilee of Govt Secondary School, Tali with three days programme from Nov 25 to 27.
The house also constituted 14-member Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee with Dai
Takum, chairman, Ha Tagong, vice chairman and Rumik Tada as member secretary.
Apart from various cultural events, the committee will organize volleyball tournament
for both men and women. The winner and 1st runner up men volleyball team will be
awarded with Rs 1 lakh and 50,000 with trophy, while women volleyball winner and
runner up team will get Rs 50,000 and 25,000 respectively with trophy.
Various sub committees were also formed for smooth conduct of the celebration. For
details participants may contact the celebration committee.
Poma bamboo processing center product outlet opened
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: Adding another feather to the Raj Bhavan initiative of Poma Bamboo
Processing Centre, a showroom cum sale counter for its product was opened at Chimpu,
here today. Secretary to Governor Ankur Garg inaugurated outlet, christened as ‘Galleries
of Cane and Bamboo Handicrafts’ in a simple function, which was attended by Raj Bhavan
and Arunachal Pradesh Forest Corporation ltd. officials, members of Poma Village
Development Society and general public. Decorated with native touch and designs,
showroom gives a tribal flavour in it look and produce.
Led by Poma Anchal Samiti Member Techi Anna, the Village Development Society members
adorned the outlet with handicrafts made by the villagers, which include cane and
bamboo trays, fruit baskets, dustbins, kitchen items, indigenous caps, cloth hangers,
bamboo mugs and chutney makers and wood cravings. Addition another produce of the
indigenous women, it has segment for local textile produce such as gale and local
coats. With the opening of the outlet, interested people will get desired local produced
items and souvenirs easily.
We are going to maintain both over counters here and at the Bamboo Processing centre.
Earlier, the courter at Poma was a centre for tourist attractions but now we are
going on commercial mode. It will go a long way in giving financial power to the
rural community especially the local women, Anna said while expressing heartfelt
gratitude to the Governor Gen JJ Singh and First Lady Anupama Singh.
It may be recalled, on the advice of the Governor the first meeting for developing
the project was held on 27th May 2009, which was attended by the State Planning Secretary
cum Secretary to Governor at the State Forest Research Institute (SFRI), Chimpu.
This was also attended by officials of Raj Bhavan, Planning, SFRI, Panchayat leaders
and Goan Burahs of Poma Village. Taken up in a Mission Mode, under the active initiative
of MD SFRI Sh. G.N. Sinha and Nodal Officer, Mr. Gumtum Rime, Divisional Manager,
APFCL and Panchayat leader Poma Anchal Samiti member Mrs. Techi Anna, a Village Development
Society was formed to take up the project as a group venture. A vacant plot of land
was identified and handed over to the society. The department took up the construction
of the centre and got the machines procured and installed. Along with other machinery,
portable cross cutting machine, knot removing cum slicing machine, polishing machine
and sanding machine were put in place. Meanwhile trainings for the villagers on handling
of the different types of machines were imparted at CBTC, Guwahati.
The Governor, who has always stressed for empowerment of the rural populace through
sustainable income generating projects, constantly monitored all these activities.
To carry forward his vision, he paid several visits to Poma Village. He also had
a thorough interaction with villagers at a function, a workshop organized by Arunachal
Pradesh Forest Corporation Limited, Chimpu on 8th July 2009. Principal Chief Conservator
of Forest, D.V. Negi, State Forest Research Institute Director G.N. Sinha and other
senior forest officials were present during the meeting.
This endeavor of the Governor has given impetus to other development activities in
the area and has produced several positive by-products. With the setting up of the
Bamboo Processing Unit, the village has now improved power and water supplies and
most importantly, has a much improved road communication. Of late the whole village
and area have become a tourist area.
The center, which is going to be two years on 18th August, now has many trainers
and experts who are guiding the villagers on commercialization of the produce.PRO
Cheap hydrogen for fuel
Hydrogen is an eco-friendly fuel but obtaining it from water is slow and expensive.
Now researchers have used a modified microbial enzyme to speed up hydrogen production
while reducing costs.
Storing and transporting energy as hydrogen is seen as vital to future energy systems.
Turning electrical energy into chemical energy and then releasing it again on demand
is the key to this process. A major problem though is making this reaction fast and
cheap enough to be viable.
Hydrogen can be made from water wherever electricity is available, even at home.
And with a fuel cell it can be turned back into electricity, with water as the benign
If the electricity comes from a local renewable source such as a wind farm or array
of solar cells, this means clean, independent and portable power that can be stored
New research in the journal Science takes us a step closer to this vision.
Fuel cells need a catalyst to speed up the chemical reactions that change hydrogen
into water and electricity. Some microbes, though, have known for a billion years
how to make enzymes that can do the job using cheap and abundant nickel and iron.
These natural enzymes are unfortunately difficult to obtain and do not do so well
outside the microbe.
Now researchers have managed to make a synthetic, toughened-up version.
So far, they have looked at just one step in the complex reaction, where two hydrogen
atoms taken from water are snapped together to make hydrogen gas.
But their new synthetic enzyme is performing surprisingly well, in fact it's 10 times
faster than the natural one, making 100,000 molecules of hydrogen gas every second.