Aug 10


Cultural  progs steal the limelight on 2nd day of NE Festival

Taba Ajum

ITANAGAR, Aug 09: The cultural extravaganza at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun continued today with awe-inspiring performance by cultural groups and artistes from various parts of North East on the 2nd day of the on-going 4th North-East Cultural festival being organized by All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU). Governor Gen JJ Singh, First Lady of state Anupama Singh, PWD, Planning and Finance Minister Chowna Mein, parliamentary secretary Tourism Passang Dorjee Sona  were the dignitaries present on the occasion.

The star attraction of the evening was scintillating performance by Indian Idol finalist Meiyang Chyang before the huge crowd at RG Stadium, Naharlagun.

While addressing the crowd AAPSU President Takam Tatung said  the North-East Cultural Festival has given everyone an opportunity to forget all pain and agony. The festival has also united the people of Arunachal Pradesh, he added.

Chowna Mein while commending AAPSU for organizing such grand festival said event like this will go a long way in cementing strong relation between brothers and sisters of NE region.

Pointing out the growing number of unemployed youths in North East which  become a greater challenge for respective Govt to provide employment opportunity, Mein said in  Arunachal Pradesh an employment generation council has been constituted with the initiative of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki.  “This is an effort to provide self employment avenues to our youths through subsidized schemes. Through such effort we want to discourage our youth from taking wrong path in life,” said Chowna Mein.  

The evening witnessed spell-bound performance by Synty Ao, Naga Idol 2010,  Wangala - a Garo war dance, Solakia- Mizo Cultural Dance, Naga War Dance, Mishmi Dance, Lion Dance by Monpa and modern Galo dance.

Yesterday Indian idol Sourabhee Debbarma enthralled the audience with melodius numbers.



NESO demands deportation of illegal migrants from NE

ITANAGAR, Aug 09:   Following the spate of violence in Assam between two communities, North East Students Organization (NESO) today demanded the government to detect and deport illegal migrants from the North East (NE).

Expressing its deep concerns over the escalation of violence in Assam, NESO  said that despite advance warning the Tarun Gogoi led Assam government remained as a mute spectator  and failed to take preventive measures to control the situation.

Assam situation has come to such a situation because of lackadaisical attitude of both centre and Assam governments   and for their failure to control unabated influx of illegal migrants.  It reiterated its demand to seal Indo-Bangla border immediately and also demanded the government to update national register of citizen as per the Assam Accord.

The organization  further  demanded the government for providing constitutional safeguards and land rights of tribal and Indigenous people and  relief assistance for affected victims of  the violence.

CBI probe starts in Assam

PTI adds from New Delhi : A CBI inquiry into the Assam violence has been initiated and the Army put on alert, the government told the Rajya Sabha on Thursday as the opposition alleged that the region was not safe because of vote bank politics being indulged by the ruling Congress. Replying to a debate on the issue of violence in Assam that has so far claimed 74 lives, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said the government was taking the issue seriously and has already initiated a CBI inquiry to ascertain the causes behind violent incidents.

"The government is taking this issue very seriously. A CBI team has gone there and an inquiry has started....I have instructed the Army to be alert," he said.

As the opposition created an uproar expressing dissatisfaction over his reply, Shinde said, "I have instructed the Army to be on alert. What else do you want?"

He also listed the steps taken by the government to provide relief and rehabilitation, but the opposition dismissed what he said by creating uproar.

Earlier, Leader of the Opposition Arun Jaitley charged the government with adopting the policy of vote bank politics that led to the current violent incidents in the state and alleged that the region was "not safe in its hands" if such a policy continued. Jaitley also urged the government to have a relook at "this vote-bank policy" and start identifying the real problem of illegal infiltration that was causing unrest in the area.

"If you adopt the original line of Gopinath Bordoloi (who wanted the cultural and linguistic identity of the North East) India will be safe in your hands. But if you adopt vote bank politics, I don't think this region is safe in your hands," he said.

Jaitley accused the Centre of adopting a 'clerical' approach to the problem and urged the Home Minister to reject such an approach.

"Here was a government which not only discarded the original Assam line..." but encouraged illegal infiltration enmasse in search of votebank politics, he said.

Welcoming the CBI probe into the issue, Jaitley urged the government not to treat this as a 'simple crime' and not 'miss out' on the issues as to why such incidents have taken place.

He also feared that going by 'the kind of situation that is existing in these areas, such incidents are likely to be repeated'.

"Is this is not a normal consequence of the unnatural change of the demography that has taken place in those areas?" he asked.

Reminding the Congress leadership of the policy adopted by its former leader in Assam Gopinath Bordoloi, who wanted the cultural and linguistic identity of the North East, particularly of Assam, to be maintained, the BJP leader charged the ruling party with adopting a policy of vote-bank politics by allowing illegal immigrants and not deporting them.

"The Congress leadership at the time of partition was fully conscious of the North East and rightly so that its identity has to be maintained...Unfortunately somewhere post- Independence the line that the Congress took before partition was altered by the subsequent people in the party."

"They realised that Assamese vote was going away from them and so they were in search for an alternative vote bank...It is the pursuit of that alternative votebank that is the reason for the problems today," Jaitley said.



Toddler dies, doctor detained for alleged negligence of duty

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Aug 09:  In a shocking incident a doctor of district hospital Seppa in East Kameng was detained by police yesterday following complaint lodged after the death of 7-8 month-old baby boy in the district hospital, police sources said. The parents and attendants of the baby in its FIR lodged with police station Seppa alleged the doctor of negligence during his emergency duty leading to toddler’s death, police sources added.

Confirming the report, SP Seppa informed this daily that doctor was detained yesterday evening after the agitated family members of deceased toddler turned violent demanding action against the doctor.  A case has been registered in this connection at Seppa police station under section of 304A IPC and investigation is going on.  SP further informed that the doctor was released on bail. Source said that agitated family member’s gheraoed the police station and demanded the stern action against doctor. Some of agitated mob went on berserk and pelted stone at police station. However situation, was somehow, brought under control by the police. Toddler was reportedly died after admitted in hospital.



Sangma calls on Arunachal Governor

ITANAGAR, Aug 09: Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma called on Governor of Arunachal Pradesh General (Retd) JJ Singh at Raj Bhavan here today. They discussed and shared ideas for developmental initiatives, especially in tourism sector.

Dr. Sangma, who is hosted at Raj Bhawan during his two-day visited to the State for North East Cultural Festival acknowledged the serenity and beauty of Raj the Bhavan.

As a token of love, on behalf of the people of the State and Raj Bhawan, Governor presented a Mishmi Pipe to the visiting Chief Minister.

State Chief Minister Nabam Tuki was also present in the meeting. (PRO to Raj Bhawan)



NNC cadres nabbed

ITANAGAR, Aug 09: Assam Rifles along with Arunachal Pradesh Police personnel apprehended three hard-core NNC cadres in Tirap on August 7.

A well planned joint operation by AR and APP personnel was carried out in Deomali, which led to the apprehension of SS Pvt Joywang Moingchan, SS Cpl Toto Rochill and Wangtung Socia (Over Ground Worker (OGW)), according to Army release.

SS Pvt Joywang Moingchan from vill Old Laptang, Tirap confessed before Army that  he had joined NNC in December 2011 and was appointed as Chairman/ Region Secretary of NNC. He is also said to have demanded extortion money of Rs. 5 lakh from vill Old Laptang. The police had released his photo and were in search of the individual since last 6-7 months.

SS Cpl Toto Rochll, resident of Surrumi, dist Zunheboto Nagaland informed that he had been an active cadre of NSCN(K) from 2007 – 2010 and joined NNC in 2010.  

Wangtung Socia (Over Ground Worker (OGW)) son of Benwang Socia, resident of Vill Khela and presently staying at Khonsa, Dist Tirap.

One 9mm Pistol with 6 live rounds, one 7.65mm Pistol with 7 live rounds, extortion money Rs 10,000, extortion note on the letter head of Naga National Council and 1 Bajaj Kawasaki Boxer bike were recovered from them.

These cadres claim themselves to be from Naga National Council, however as per police sources SS Pvt Joywang Moingchan is the Chairman/ founder of Nocte Naga Council (NNC) which was raised 7-8 months back in Tirap dist.  

The cadres were later handed over to Deomali Police.

Earlier in April this year Assam Rifles had apprehended an NNC cadre, namely SS Private Khapwang Mema from Deomali who was also carrying out extortion.

Apprehension of three hardcore cadres has not only dented the morale of the cadres but also gave a major blow to the extortion racket being run by cadres of NNC faction in Dist Tirap.

The apprehension of hardcore cadres by SF has restored the faith and harmony in general public of Deomali.



DLTDC to streamline tourism projects in West Siang

Aalo, Aug 09:  In its continuous effort to assess and streamline the tourism projects in various parts of West Siang district, the second review meeting of the District Level Tourism Development Committee (DLTDC) was held under the chairmanship of West Siang Deputy Commissioner Marnya Ete at Conference hall here yesterday.

Ete asked the Tourism Development Committee to take care of all major assets that benefit tourists and people of West Siang as a whole and such assets should be taken over and leased out to interested individuals/groups where necessary to earn revenue for the state. He also asked DTO Aalo to tie up with executing agencies for detail discussion on projects where works could not be taken up properly and completed in time. Land acquisition has been a problem for taking up any development activities everywhere and he stressed on proper land agreement deeds with land owners before executing any works so that complicacies do not arise in future.

Expressing his gratitude to all team members of the Tourism Development Committee, who were deputed on arduous inspection spree in various groups, the DC sought the suggestions of members present in the meet to select new proposal with tourism prospective that will benefit tourists and people of the district at large.

Earlier, Er. Marconi Potom DDUDA, Gomar Angu DDI and Tapun Taki DACO presented their inspection report on tourism assets created and on going projects in the entire district. The District Tourism Officer Tate Tatak also highlighted tourism activities taken up in the district. DIPRO



Monsoon active: state gets respite of deficit rainfall

Prafulla Kaman

PASIGHAT, Aug 9: Monsoon remained active in entire Northeastern states including Arunachal this summer as the Bay of Bengal branch of Southwest Monsoon is heading towards North-East India picking up more moisture from the Bay of Bengal. The winds arrived at the Eastern Himalayas with large amounts of rain, resulted heavy rainfall in the state.

Arunachal Pradesh received sufficient rainfall this year and has had a respite of the four consecutive rainfall deficit years. The Himalayan state has experienced excessive rainfall during this summer with Southwest monsoon was changing its course towards the region.

It may be recalled that soon after the onset of the monsoon in early June, Arunachal Pradesh and parts of Assam have witnessed excess rainfall. The Indian Meteorology Department (IMD) had a forecast of heavy rain in NE states and had a perception that early monsoon would be active in the region and be lasted till early August, while deficit monsoon rainfall would affect the production of various monsoon crops in Mid-Indian region.

According to rainfall data available with the ‘Regional Meteorological Centre’ in Guwahati, Arunachal Pradesh recorded 28 to 30 percent deficit rainfall during the last four years. The decline in rainfall had an adverse effect on agriculture sector, which has inadequate irrigation facilities

Giving the breaks up of the deficient monsoon rainfall years, the IMD reports said that Arunachal Pradesh recorded six monsoon rainfall deficit years and five normal rainfall years between 2001 and 2011. Earlier, between 1991 and 2000, the state witnessed one deficit rainfall year, three excess rainfall years and six normal rainfall years.

The number of monsoon rainfall deficient years in the North-East region has been growing since 2001. Since that year, the Arunachal Pradesh meteorological sub-division of the region has recorded six monsoon rainfall deficient years, while the Assam-Meghalaya meteorological subdivision of the region recorded six monsoon rainfall deficient years.

According to meteorology reports, East Siang district has received rainfall of 1628.0 mm during July last. The rate of rainfall was 763.3 mm in July and 379.6 mm in August last year. Siang valley has a tropical climate and usually receives rain from the South-West and North-East Monsoon. As such, over 2000 mm of annual rainfall during the month of July to September has been recorded.



Coordination meeting  at Daporijo

Daporijo, Aug 09: A coordination meeting was held to discuss matters like temporary suspension of BRO works from Daporijo to Taksing, law and order etc at Rijo Conference Hall, here today.

Chairing the meeting, the Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner informed about the temporary suspension of BRO works from Daporijo to Taksing due to suspension of funding for the current financial and its immediate impact on some casual labourers with the discontinuation of wages from August 21. He asked the administrative officers to liase between the public and BRO and solve any problems amicably. He requested to the GREF officers to retain their regular officers and staff in the sector so that they could provide invaluable technical support during calamities and VIP visits in the district.

Discussing law and order matters, the Deputy Commissioner conveyed his regret over the misunderstanding between the army and the civilians at Pisa, Upper Subansiri and said that the army was the backbone of the country and it was necessary to have a strong presence of defence forces in a border district like Upper Subansiri to safeguard the future of the area and future generations. He requested the PRI members and the public to create awareness and forge a stronger Army-Civil relation in the district.

While expressing concern over vandalism at the Burial Ground, Daporijo, the DC urged all to discourage the culture of vandalism. Matters like absence of administrative officers from place of posting and invalid/ fake trading licences, funds collected by DUDA as User’s fee for town cleanliness etc too were discussed.

There was a discussion on the reasons for the temporary suspension of BRO works from Daporijo to Taksing where PRI members and student leaders raised questions and sought answers from GREF officers present.

Replying to queries, the Commander GREF (Bame- Taksing sector) said that work has not stopped and the suspension was not for this area alone but its impact had been felt in other districts of the state as well. He said that now work had to be done for fewer funds and to do that the efficiency of the department had to be increased, the casual labour monitored more efficiently and the support of the DA required. He added that new work for the area was being pursued and with its sanction the casual labour that were let go would be re inducted gradually. Suggestion and concerns too were voiced by those present on the matter.

Superintendent of Police, Addl. Deputy Commissioner, HoDs, PRI Members, GREF officers, administrative officers, student leaders and the public of the district attended the meeting. DIPRO.



AdiSU reiterates demands, threatens to launch stir

ITANAGAR, Aug 9: Expressing displeasure over the government’s alleged failure to respond to it charter of demands which was submitted on Dec 22 last, Adi Students’ Union (AdiSU) in an ultimatum addressed to the CM urged him to fulfill the demands within 30 days.

While reiterating its demand for review of the MoUs and MoAs of Hydro Power Projects in entire Adi areas, the Union alleged that state government had signed  the agreements on hydro projects without the consent of the project affected people.

Demanding exclusion of Adi inhabited villages from the proposed Lower Siang District, AdiSU said that Adi villages, namely, Depi, Depi-Moli, Detak, Korang and Sido are under the administrative control of the Nari ADC headquarter and Koyu CO headquarter of East Siang district. The mergers of these villages to the proposed new district would be against the will and consent of the villagers, it added.

Regarding Haku Tatak assault case, the union said that despite repeated appealed and holding of dharnas, the concerned authority could not arrest the assaulter of Haku Tatak even after five months of the incident. It demanded the government to nab the culprit involved in assault case.

The union further demanded the government to initiate legal action against East Siang SP for his alleged misbehave against the AdiSU volunteers at the time of Chief Minister visit at Pasigaht.

It further demanded ex-gratia payment to the family members of Late Tamar Yorpen and also appointment one of the deceased family member into government job.

AdiSU threatens to launch democratic movement if its demands are not fulfilled within the given time.



Pungteng Chuttlers’ championship begins at Tawang

TAWANG,  Aug 09: The Pungteng Shuttlers’ championship, a district level badminton competition organized by the “Monyul’x Association for Promoting Sports” (MAPS) Tawang, kicked off at the Officers’ club here today.

Inaugurating the tournament Tawang deputy commissioner Kemo Lollen  appreciated the association for coming forward to organize the event. He urged the participating teams to play the game in the true spirit of sportsmanship.  

“Winning and losing is a part of game and at the end of the day one team has to win whereas the other has to lose. But what matters is participation,” said Lollen. He further urged the youth of the district to come forward and showcase their talent in such events. The young generation can gain experience from the elder players that are participating in the contest.

Earlier he paid homage to Late CM Dorjee Khandu and Late Dr Nawang Tomden, District Sports Officer in traditional way by lighting butter lamps in front of their portrait.

Tawanfg ZPM Dorjee Norbu advocated that such events will ensure healthy body in a healthy mind.  He further advised the Association to organize such events in the future too. He even mentioned that watching the ongoing Olympics Games at London, one can gain knowledge and tactics of games and sports.

A total of 14 teams are participating in the event. The winning team will walk away with a prize money of Rs 30000 while the first runner-up and second runner-up teams will take away Rs15000 and Rs 8000 respectively.

The inaugural match was played between Urgelling (Sangey Norbu & Chorten) and Brahmadungchung ( D.Riba & Kesang Norbu) teams wherein the latter defeated the former by 21-16 and 21-10.

SP Tawang S N Mosobi, DCC (W) President Tsering Tashi, Lham Tsering President MAPS, David Sangten Chief Patron MAPS  and others were present on the occasion. DIPRO




Incessant rain damages Govt infrastructure in Bomdila

BOMDILA, Aug 09:  The incessant rain over the last few days at Bomdila has taken heavy toll on roads, dwelling houses, government residential quarters and office buildings in and around the township.

Road formation of 35 meters in between Bomdila and Pedung (New Bomdila) has been completely washed off along with its culverts and the retaining walls.

A private residence was also completely uprooted and washed away by landslide yesterday morning induced by the heavy rainfall on August 6 and 7 last. The residents were lucky enough to make it to safety in time but nothing could be salvaged.

A large number of government residential quarters, including the departmental Workshop building of DIPRO’s office have been affected by the free flowing gushing rain water. Construction of retaining walls seems to be the only way out to save the buildings as the soil of Bomdila is considered to be very loose.

The condition of the township road is no different. Chocked drains and unexpected quantum of rain water resulting in free flow has adversely affected the roads, Bye-lanes, the culverts and retaining walls.

Owing to the heavy downpour for the last few days, landslides of varying magnitudes have occurred within the township and in its peripheral areas creating problem for the commuters.

The District Disaster Management Authority led by Deputy Commissioner Rinchin Tashi made an elaborate survey of the affected sites yesterday morning and directed the BRTF authorities to press into service men and machineries for early clearance of the slide affected areas and the chocked drains to streamline the flow of the rain water.

In continuation to the earlier order, an executive order has been issued by the District Magistrate directing the people living in the vulnerable areas to shift to safer places in order to avoid the probable loses. DIPRO



Plan to revive saw mill and plywood industry

ITANAGAR, Aug 09: Parliamentary Secretary (environ & forests) CT Mein and chairman of Arunachal Pradesh Forest Corporation Limited have expressed keen interest in reviving the Banderdewa Saw Mill and Plywood Industries at Pichola.

The Parliamentary Secretary and the Chairman visited the Saw mill and allied infrastructure yesterday which were lying in a dilapidated condition since it was closed following a ban on timber operation by Supreme Court.

While assuring allocation of fund from Government for revival of the saw mill & plywood factory, Mein suggested the APFCL authority to assess the fund requirement for revival of it by engaging expert.



Decentralized policy for procurement of medicine and laboratory items demanded

ITANAGAR, Aug 9: Siang Contractor and Supplier Union in a two-point memorandum addressed to the Health and Family Welfare Minister demanded complete decentralization policy in procurement of medicine and laboratory items at district level as per Govt guidelines.  

It further  said that  Govt should issue order/notification regarding procurement of medicine and  laboratory items to concerned district authorized distributors, firm,  companies, contractors and suppliers.



Monitoring Committee meeting held

ITANAGAR, Aug 9: District level Monitoring Committee meeting for various schemes under ACA, SPA, NLCPR, NEC, RIDF, MSDP, PM Package was held at Ziro today.

The meeting was attended by all the HoDs of the executing departments, ZPMs and administrative officers of the district.

On the occasion, Lower Subansiri District Deputy Commissioner Taru Talo emphasized on physical achievements in form of infrastructures and added that schemes for education and medical sectors should be completed in times and there should be no compromise in the quality of the works.

He advised the panchayat members to involve unemployed youths in the contractual works so that their zeal and energy can be garnered in the developmental process.

He however suggested that the work should be done in true spirit to enhance and speed up the development activities in the district.

HoDs presented their updated status reports under various schemes in which RWD has shown 100% completion report of all the works under its wings.

All the ZPMs suggested that physical verification and updated progress reports needed to be monitored by the monitoring committee. DIPRO


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News Impact

Cash reward stands

ITANAGAR, Aug 08: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be kept secret.  The informer/s may contact Capital SP Hibu Tamang at tele. numbers : 09436040006/09856060490.


Guv, CM extend Janamshtami greetings

ITANAGAR, Aug 09: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, General (Retd) JJ Singh and Chief Minister Nabam Tuki have extended warm greetings and good wishes to all the people of Arunachal Pradesh on the auspicious occasion of Janamastami.

The Governor expressed the hope that the occasion will help in spreading Lord Krishna’s eternal message of discipline, knowledge and selfless action amongst people and also promote peace and happiness in the world.

“May the festival inspire us towards right conduct in the achievement of our goals,” General Singh wished.

In his message, Tuki hoped that the occasion will spread the message of love, compassion and discipline amongst the people, and provide strength to fight against evil forces in the world.


Panchayat bye-elections

ITANAGAR, Aug 09: State Election Commission has decided to conduct  by-election to all the vacant seats of Gram Panchayats, Anchal  Samities and Zilla Parishads of various districts on September 14. With the announcement of poll date, the model code of conduct  came to immediate effect.


 EKSWCO assures cooperation to administration

Seppa, Aug 09: East Kameng Social Welfare & Cultural Organization (EKSWCO) in a meeting with East Kameng Deputy Commissioner yesterday assured to extend whole-hearted cooperation to the District Administration to eliminate various bad practices in the district.

EKSWCO team led by Dr.Tachi Taku, chairman, EKSWCO submitted five-point representations which included Ban of Donation; Gambling; mushrooming of organization and dismantling of illegal wine stall etc.

While briefing about the various initiatives taken by the administration, the DC informed that the order issued by the state government banning all forms of donation and gambling is still in force and also the district administration has issued several executive orders from time to time and initiated strong action against the defaulters. DIPRO


Training  Programme on  raising of nursery  in Brinjal

ITANAGAR, Aug 09: A one day training programme on Brinjal nursery raising for Farm Women was organized by  Krishi  Vigyan Kendra, Lower Dibang Valley at  KVK Farm, Balek  village recently.

Participating as resource person, subject matter specialist (Hort) Vijay Krishna Pandey demonstrated the methods of nursery preparation in brinjal and line sowing of the improved variety seeds. Seeds were distributed  to the farmers to encourage them commercial cultivation of vegetables.

Thirteen farm women actively participated in the practical oriented multi-activity programme.


APBRDA activities reviewed

ITANAGAR, Aug 09: Yora Tagung has assumed charge of vice chairman, Arunachal Pradesh Bamboo Resource & Development Agency (APBRDA).

The Vice Chairman has reviewed  all ongoing and proposed activities of the APBRDA with Chairman  Tanyong Tatak, member secretary and nodal officer.

There had also been an interaction session with the officials of the APBRDA


Badminton tourney

ITANAGAR, Aug 09: An open Badminton tournament is being held at Nari from August 11 to 15 as part of the Independence Day celebration.


Symposium on Kranti Diwas

ITANAGAR, Aug 09: Indira Gandhi Government College, Tezu organized a one day symposium on Kranti Diwas today.

The faculty members from several disciplines dwelt upon at length on various aspects of India’s freedom struggle on the occasion.

While delivering his address, Principal I/C of the College, S C. Pradhan highlighted the internal as well as external factors of Quit India Movement and advised the students to imbibe the noble values of our freedom struggle to solidify the national bondage. The programme was coordinated by the Literary Advisory Committee of the institution.


NSU conducts Quiz competitions

ITANAGAR, Aug 9: To commemorate the Quit India Movement, the NSUI  Arunachal Pradesh unit organized a quiz and GK competition at Rajiv Gandhi Polytechnic College, Itanagar today.

In quiz competition,  Dusu Tassang, Brijesh Kr Singh,  John Yigam and Dinesh Rai of Group A won the 1st position, while Tabu Dayam, Tailang Chobin, Romik Tato, Ngilyang Tagiya of group D  were declared runner up.

On the other hand, Rubu Tupe and Geba Karga won the 1st and  2nd prize respectively in the GK competition.  The winners were awarded with cash and certificates.

NSUI state unit president Kirbe Dulom briefed about the importance of  quit India movement and advised the students to devote in their study. Among others, NSUI general secretaries Lakto Gingba and Tojo Ete, National delegate Rakesh Nibe, Principal, faculties and students of the college also attended the programme.


Zilla Parishad meeting held

ITANAGAR, Aug 9: The 15th Zilla Parishad meeting of Kurung Kumey  District was held at Koloriang recently.

Speaking on the occasion, Kurung Kumey Deputy Commissioner Rajiv Takuk advised the HoDs to extend cooperation for building up the district as a model one. He, however, lauded some of the HoDs for their outstanding performances.

The Zilla Parishad Chairperson Tarh Talo appealed to all the HoDs and PR members to extend their supportive hand in developmental activities of the district.

All HoDs presented the schemes that were implemented during 2011-12 and schemes proposed during 2012-13. Earlier, ADC Hage Taka apprised the participants about the objective of the meeting.



8th Independence Running Trophy Football Tournament

Lokam Brothers enter semifinal

ITANAGAR, Aug 09: Lokam Brothers entered the semifinal of the 8th Independence Running Football Tournament defeating BN FC 2-1 in the first quarterfinal at KV No 2 Playground here today.

Badung Arun and Dari Kiran scored a goal each in both halves for the winning team.

Bialok Tani of BN FC reduced the margin to 2-1 by scoring in 88 minutes.

The second quarterfinal would be played between Gohpur ‘’A’’ v/s Middle Chimpu FC at 3 pm .


District Level Badminton Tournament at Jang

ITANAGAR, Aug 09: District Level Badminton Tournament organized in the memory of Lt. Sangey Ngawang, former Deputy Chairman  Forest Corporation, brother of former chief minister Lt. Dorjee Khandu began at Jang, Tawang .

Jang ADC D Kamduk and senior public leader Mr. Tashi  attended the opening ceremony. A total 30 shuttlers are participating in the tournament.

The tournament is being sponsored by the family member of former chief minister Lt. Khandu.


ATDSU mourns Bamin’s death, demands financial assistance

ITANAGAR, Aug 09: All Tirap District Students Union (ATDSU) has deeply mourned the tragic death of Bamin Batt, who succumbed to his injuries on August 2 that he sustained when he was hit by a speeding CRPF truck on July 29.

Batt died because his parents could not manage money for his treatment when he was struggling for his life, ATDSU claimed and condemned the CRPF authority for giving ‘false assurance’ of providing financial assistance to the victim for treatment.

The union while demanding arrest of the driver involved in the accident appealed to the authority to visit the victim’s family and compensate them suitably failing which the union cautioned to launch democratic movement.





25 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large. 

Congrats Tagung

Dear Editor,

I, on behalf of the North East Development Welfare Society (NEDWS), Papum Pare district unit, heartily congratulate Yora Tagung for being appointed as the vice chairperson of Arunachal Pradesh Bamboo Development Board. Tagung, a matured and experienced youth from Tali circle, is a right person for such coveted post. He is working tirelessly as per his capacity for the well-being of the needy people since the establishment of Tali circle. We also extend our sincere thanks to present Govt, especially chief minister for selecting  a right person, that too from a remote circle of Kurung Kumey district as the vice chairperson of the state Bamboo Board.

Hope, Tagun, an energetic, dynamic and promising youth will continue   his dedicated service for better future of Tali area in particular and state as a whole.


Tamuk Tatup


NEDWS, Papum Pare district unit


Island of stability

Even as economic uncertainties loom over the world, Asia and Pacific will remain an island of stability, according to the United Nations Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2012. However, the region will continue to be buffeted by headwinds ranging from stormy commodity prices and receding demand for its exports, slowing its growth to 6.5 per cent from the 7.0 per cent it achieved last year.

As a consolation, the retreat would cool inflation to 4.8 per cent from 6.1 per cent.

Though reduced demand from the debt-afflicted West would slow growth, the Asia-Pacific will remain the world’s fastest growing region with China and India set to grow at 8.6 and 7.5 per cent respectively in 2012.

Among the key policy challenges and options facing Asia-Pacific countries are balancing growth and inflation, deploying measures beyond monetary policy to fight inflation; coping with capital flows and exchange rate volatility and curbing unemployment by stoking domestic consumption to act as an engine of growth.

These nations must work towards improving working conditions, achieving income parity, and making growth inclusive.

The good news is that, according to experts, most countries are favorably poised to initiate a range of actions to stimulate and rebalance growth.