ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Ringing warning bells for criminals and anti-social elements, Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki yesterday reiterated that his Government will have zero-tolerance
for any anti-social or criminal activity that causes social unrest and breaks law
Speaking on occasion of the 66th Independence Day celebration for the first time
as the state’s 7th Chief Minister, Tuki said, “From this august podium, I hereby
send a warning bell to all those anti-social elements not to disturb the sanctity
of peace and harmony or disturb the balance of law and order.”
“You will be outnumbered by law abiding citizens and there would be no place on this
earth for you,” he cautioned while asserting that the Government will not spare any
criminal irrespective of his or her background, position or connections.
Taking strong exception to frequent bandh calls, Tuki stressed that in a democracy
people have the right to protest and express their dissent but they have no right
to curtail the right of other citizens.
“I am sure that such dissents can be solved across the table through discussions.
I call upon my people to stand united against such challenges and urge upon the administration
to deal with such situations firmly and tactfully as per rule of law,” he said.
In another veiled ‘warning’, Tuki sent clear signals that his government will not
give a blind eye to corrupt practices in government offices. He beckoned all to desist
from indulging in corruption and stand up against it. He said everyone should ensure
that welfare funds meant for development, bestowed by the Center, are not mis-utilized.
“On this auspicious occasion my sincere appeal to one and all is to check corruption,
which is hampering judicious implementation of schemes,” Tuki said while adding that
his Government aspires to fulfill the promise of delivering a transparent, accountable
and corruption free government to the people.
In his vision to create employment avenues to at least 1 lakh youths in the current
five year plan, the Chief Minister cited his belief on potentials of the state in
tourism, agriculture, horticulture, tea, bamboo and rubber cultivation along with
industries and handlooms and handicrafts.
He informed tourism potentialities are being explored by identifying projects on
priority in existing Tourist Travel Circuits, which have been recently increased
from 7 to 11 circuits. Tourism infrastructures have been leased out to private parties
besides enhancing skilled and standard services through capacity building trainings.
Tuki announced that soon the Chief Ministers Transport Subsidy Scheme would be introduced
for educated unemployed graduates by providing subsidy for purchase of tourist taxis
in certain viable routes under the “Mukhya Mantri Paryatan Vikas Yojna”. Under this
scheme educated unemployed youths will be given a subsidy of a maximum of Rs. 3 Lakhs
for taking up tourism related transport infrastructure.
“My objective is to provide a beneficiary with a tourist cab, which will be owned,
maintained and operated by the beneficiary alone. For this, he would be properly
trained in all fields. Also the beneficiary can double up as a tourist guide taking
his income a notch higher,” he said. To begin with 200 beneficiaries would be selected
for the scheme as a pilot project.
Identifying employment avenues and providing beneficiaries with the skill for employment
would be the responsibilities of the State Employment Generation Council and the
State Skill Development Council respectively constituted under initiatives of the
Further, Tuki revealed the proposal to launch a Chief Minister’s Livelihood Mission,
his personal initiative to channelize youth power and generate employment. Livelihood
School proposes to provide vocational training to school drop outs in the age group
of 18 to 35 so that they can earn their livelihood honorably.
“By adopting extensive PPP mode in tourism, education, health, hydro-power and other
infrastructure development sectors, we have succeeded in attracting many private
investments that will bring infrastructural development and open up employment avenues,”
During current financial year the Government has submitted an ambitious proposal
for Rs. 314.73 crores to guarantee wage employment to maximum households under MGNREGA
while under IAY it is proposed to construct 8339 new houses.
“You will be glad to know that Union Ministry of Rural Development has assured to
increase the fund allocation for Arunachal Pradesh for Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) scheme
from the present Rs. 45800 to Rs. 75000 per house,” Tuki informed.
Setting education and health as top priorities of the government, the Chief Minister
assured to achieve 100% literacy rate during the 12th Plan period by continuing to
encourage NGOs such as R K Mission, Sharada Mission, VKVs, Don Bosco etc. through
The Government also proposes to set up six Model Degree Colleges, of which one each
will be at Daporijo in Upper Subansiri, Geku in Upper Siang, Basar in West Siang
and Roing in Lower Dibang Valley. Three more colleges - Govt. College Doimukh, Tadar
Taniang College, Nyapin and Govt. College, Daporijo - are slated to start from this
current academic session.
In the health sector the Government is set to guarantee health security to the people
by covering all BPL families under the Rashtriya Suraksha Bima Yojana. We are considering
introducing Chief Minister’s Health Insurance schemes to cover death or injury and
treatment of people living below poverty line.
Acknowledging the presence of immense talent in sportspersons of the state, the Government
has formulated and adopted a pragmatic State Sports Policy that would provide adequate
incentives to sportspersons and boost sporting events in the state.
As encouragement Tuki announced a cash prize of Rs 25 Lakh for a sportsperson qualifying
for the Olympic Games, Rs. 50 lacs for all Bronze Medal winners, Rs. 75 lacs for
Silver and Rs. 1 crore for all Gold medal winners in the Olympics. To express his
commitment he declared a cash award of Rs 10 Lakh for M C Mary Kom, who clinched
a Bronze medal in the just concluded Olympics.
To promote, preserve and document the rich cultural heritage of the state, Tuki said
that a new scheme - “Living Heritage” – would be launched to encourage local artists,
artisans and exponents of traditional art forms and establishing a Culture Village
and Tourism Haat. Union Ministry of Cultural Affairs has recently approved Rs 36
crore for creation of a regional Cultural Centre (village) at Itanagar.
Tuki also revealed his plans for introducing Metro Cable Car besides constructing
fly-overs and sky-walks in selected locations in Itanagar and Naharlagun that will
facilitate smooth movement of vehicles and pedestrians in the twin capital cities.
He has also proposed to have cement-concrete roads in the state capital as well as
Other top priorities of the Government are food security, air connectivity, roads
including the Trans-Arunachal Highway and those under PMGSY, e-governance, hydro-power,
women SHGs, computerization of commercial tax, etc.
Independence Day was also celebrated in all the district, sub-divisional, circle
headquarters, various schools and other educational institutions with various programmes.
The Tri-colour at Aalo (district headquarters) was inaugurated by Gadam Ete, Parliamentary
Sec. Home, Geology and Mining. Speaking on the occasion, he appealed to the youths
to utilize their energies on productive works, shun violence of any kind and keep
themselves away from drugs and alcohol. He also highlighted the various development
initiatives of the state government.
At Anini, UD, Town Planning & Fisheries minister Rajesh Tacho unfurled the National
Addressing a mammoth gathering on the occasion, Tacho dwelt in length on the developmental
works being undertaken and the innovative schemes which are on anvil to ensure the
development of the district. He also informed the general public that new Dambuen
circle has been created and notification is being published.
On the occasion, as many as six individuals, namely Dr. T.Yomcha ( DRCHO), B.K.Roy,
AE ( DHPD), Solo Miso (PI), Constable Karbe Yekar ( PSO), Tingoma Miri and Tumbu
Tayu were awarded with Commendation certificate by the district Administration for
their meritorious and selfless service in their respective field.
At Yupia, Independence Day was celebrated in a befitting manner at premises of DC
office, Yupia. Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Parliamentary Secretary
( Planning and Industries) Nabam Rebia called upon one and all to rededicate towards
the service of its own denizens and nation as a whole. He said the state Govt led
by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki will keep its commitment to make the Govt and administration
more transparent and accountable to the people of the state. He further highlighted
the Govt initiatives for creation of new job opportunities for the unemployed youths
and the efforts to make the water and power supply facilities accessible in every
village in the coming years. Speaking on the present economic scenario of the state,
he said that the economic stability is likely to be resolved soon, as the state Govt
had placed its problems and grievances to Planning Commission of India. He also said
that Govt is making effort to strengthening the Panchayati Raj system in state and
urged the PR members to play a pivotal role in monitoring and supervising the education
system in their respective jurisdictions.
Rebia in his wake up call to the people said that ‘we must make every effort to
discourage anti social activities which may disturb the peaceful co-existence and
threat to our communal harmony’. Promote peace and brotherhood among each other,
he said. Later, the MLA distributed prizes to various cultural troupes and Community
Radio and red coats to GBs and Panchayat leaders. Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu
announced the name of two state awardees.
At Bomdila, local MLA and Parliamentary secretary RT Khunjuju hoisted the national.
Addressing the gathering, he called upon people to maintain peace and tranquility
in the district for development. Peace and brother hoodness alone paves the way for
sustainable development, he said.
MLA cum chairman Sports Authority of Arunachal Tapuk Taku highlighted the state sports
policy in particular and urged the players to maintain the sportsmanship spirit.
He strongly discouraged communalization of any issue and urged the people, especially
the younger generations to maintain communal harmony.
Director Sports & Youths Affairs D K Dinglow also attended the celebration and witnessed
the Independence football cup final match.
At Changlang, MLA and Parliamentary Secretary WRD, Research and Protocol Thinghaap
Taiju unfurled the national tricolour amidst a huge gathering. While briefing the
achievements of the state govt, appealed the upcoming generation to use their energy
for productive purposes and help in creating a healthy society. He also appealed
one and all to solemnly pledge to work for unity and integrity of the nation.
The Changlang Deputy Commissioner Opak Gao also spoke on the occasion.
At Khonsa, Arunachal Assembly Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong ceremonially unfurled the
national tricolor amidst a mammoth gathering. Addressing the huge gathering Lowangdong
said, “The time has come to realize that the onus is not on the government alone
but on every one of us to contribute our mite towards the progress and prosperity
of our country. We must make an honest effort to rekindle our love for our country.
Today, India is on the threshold of becoming a super power in the world and our
IT professionals, software engineers and medical professionals who have created a
niche for themselves in their respective fields are in great demands all over the
Informing that the state government is according top priority to education, health,
agriculture, horticulture, hydropower, tourism and road connectivity, the Speaker
appealed one all to extend fullest co-operation to the initiatives of the state government
for all round development of the state. Without your active support and participation
nothing worth-while can be achieved, he added.
Earlier, he inspected the guard of honour presented by the various contingents and
took the national salaami. March past by, AR band, APP, NCC and Scouts and Guides,
PT display, games and sports, cultural programmes and display of exhibition stalls
marked the day-long programme.
Tirap DC, high ranking civil and security officers, officials and public attended
The day was also celebrated at all circle headquarters in the district in a befitting
At Koloriang, Parliamentary Secretary Lokam Tassar hoisted the Tri colour.
In speech, Tassar highlighted the various development schemes and programmes in the
Kurung Kumey Deputy Commissioner Rajeev Takuk also spoke on the occasion.
Colourful cultural programmes by school children and mock drills on disaster management
prepared ness was demonstrated by Disaster Management Department with support of
Nikja ME school and Govt Hr. Sec. School, Koloriang.
Earlier, a social service cum plantation programme for beautification of the township
was also organized to mark the occasion.
At Pasighat, Education Minister Bosiram Siram unfurled the national flag amidst
a huge gathering at the General Parade ground.
Addressing the gathering, Siram highlighted the developmental activities of the state.
He claimed that faster developments are being brought by the present state government
under the dynamic leadership of Tuki on priority.
Siram stated that East Siang district has made steady progress in all sectors like
Agriculture, Horticulture, Health, Education, IPR, UD, PWD, RWD and so on. The both
Central and State governments are making sincere efforts to involve the people fully
in order to make all the developmental schemes success, he added in the message.
The minister underscored the need of proper implementation of Arunachal Education
Act in the state to achieve speedy progress in education sector.
According to him, the present changes in education sector are outcome of the govt.
efforts to empower the youths for sparkling careers, making them effective and responsible
citizens of the state and the nation as a whole. He also lauded the efforts of the
local populace in bringing peace, harmony and development in the district.
On the auspicious occasion the minister handed over the Certificates of Independence
Day 2011 State Award to HK Roy (IPR) and KP Sharma (APP). He also gave away the badges
of Team Arunachal to the achievers Odan Tayeng, Harinath Tayeng and Yung Tayeng.
Deputy Commissioner RK Mishra, SC Debnath ADC, retired IAS officers, senior citizens,
local leaders and thousand of spectators were present on the occasion. Other Highlights
of the day were cultural shows depicting national integration by various school students
and cultural troupes.
At Seppa, Parliamentary Secretary RWD, Supply and Transport Kumar Waii unfurled the
National Flag.Addressing a huge gatherings at General Ground highlighted the developmental
activities of various departments in East Kameng He categorically asked the FPS
holders to make food items available to the deserved beneficiaries.
While lauding the Deputy Commissioner Tope Bam for his continuous efforts to brought
about an improvement of law & order and cleanliness within the District, he appealed
the people to co-operate with administration and Police for a better society. He
appealed the PRI members, youth and the people from all walks of life to unitedly
work for the development of the district and the state.
At Bana, MLA cum Chairman APFDC Ltd Tani Loffa unfurled the national flag on the
occasion and highlighted the various developmental policies and programmes of the
Govt. under the leadership of present Chief Minister Nabam Tuki.
At Tawang, RWD and Tourism Minister Pema Khandu unfurled the Tri-color at General
Addressing a huge gathering on the occasion, Pema highlighted the achievements and
progress of various schemes implemented under various departments in the district.
Informing that the state government under the leadership of chief minister Tuki is
determined to continue the developmental activities formulated by late chief minister
Dorjee Khandu, Pema appealed to the officials and public to work with sincerity and
dedication for overall development of the area.
Giving priority on law and order, Pema vowed to improve the law and order situation
in the district. He urged the district administration as well as the people to stand
united against acts that challenge the peace prevailing in the district
Highlighting the importance of education, Pema said, “Education is necessary not
only to get a job, but also is required for a good leader and a good citizen.”
Pema also hailed Everester Anshu Jamsenpa for carving a niche in the mountaineering
history and Mary Kom of Manipur for becoming the first Indian woman boxer to win
an Olympic medal.
He further informed the gathering that very soon a team of specialists from IIT,
Guwahati will be visiting the district to analyze and find a solution to the mud
slide that has endangered the Tawang Monastery’s existence.
Tsewang Dondup MLA Tawang cum Parliamentary Secy Arts & Culture and DC Tawang Kemo
Lollen also spoke on the occasion.
At Tezu, Parliamentary Secretary, PHE & WS Karikho Kri unfurled the Tri-color flag
at Jubilee Ground. Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of Police, other officials
and HoDs, Public leaders, Panchayat members, Gaon Buras, and public of Tezu-Sunpura
gathered around the ground to witness the grand celebration of the historic day.
On the occasion, Kri said that under the leadership of Nabam Tuki the door of all
round developmental opportunities is opening up. Besides announcing various developmental
packages for the area in April this year, he inaugurated Town Hall, the Eye Ward
in District Hospital and DUDA Shopping Complex. The Chief Minister also laid down
the Foundation Stone of District Session Court and Electrical Circle Office, Kri
By highlighting the various plans and programmes of the UPA Government such as, PMGSY,
RGGVY, IAY, etc. he said that under the guidance and leadership of UPA Chairperson
Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Dr. Man Mohan Singh, the Sadiya-Dhola Bridge, Alubari-27
Mile Central Lohit Bridge, Digaru and Danglat Bridge, Trans Arunachal Highway and
Tezu Airport are some of the examples of developmental programmes for the people.
Discouraging the youths on use of drugs in any form, the MLA said that drugs leads
to self destruction, it also destroys his family and society.
In charge ADC, Mito Dirchi hoisted the national flag at Tezu Deputy Commissioner’s
Office. All the offices and staff of the Deputy Commissioner attended the ceremony.
Other heads of offices also unfurled the national flag at their respective office
At Ziro, MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary Padi Richo unfurled the National Flag at
the Subansiri Stadium. Addressing a huge on the occasion, Richo highlighted the various
development initiatives and achievement of the present government in the state, including
the newly constituted The Arunachal Employment Generation council and the Arunachal
Pradesh Skill Development Council to address; the growing unemployment problem, Livelihood
Schools initiated for this purpose would impart vocational training to school dropouts.
Out of the 100 girl school dropouts registered in this school 40 were from Lower
Subansiri, I will at my best ability try to eradicate unemployment in my district,
He urged everyone to stand united against all forces inimical to peace and tranquility
of the district and contribute their for the development of the district in particular
and the state as a whole
On the occasion state awards and local awards initiated by the District Administration
were announced. Tage Sai from Mudang Tage Anganwadl center was awarded the best Anganwadi
worker while the Engineer Colony walked away with the cleanliest colony award and
M/s Tailyang Enterprise was awarded the cleanliest shop. Cash prizes were also
given to three progressive farmers namely, Kabak Tacha, Hibu Budung and Joram Sala.
Richo, later inaugurated the exhibition stalls.
At Yingkiong, MLA Alo Libang hoisted the National Flag in presence of the Deputy
Commissioner, SP, ADC, all HoDs, Officers, Officials, Senior citizens, Public leaders,
PRI members, teachers and students and mammoth gathering of the public.
In his speech, Libang highlighted some of the achievements and development that
he has taken up in his 34-Tuting-Yingkiong constituency in particular and the Upper
Siang District in general during the last and current financial year. He appreciated
all the works and developments achieved so far and progress undertaken by various
At Katan, Parliamentary Secretary, Law, Fisheries and Education JK Panggeng unfurled
the National Flag and addressed the gathering and informed about various developments
achieved and undertaken by the Tuki government.
All the Sub-Divisional Hqs, Circle Hqs of Upper Siang District have also celebrated
the occasion in similar manner at their respective locations in befitting manners.
At Lekang, Planning and PWD Minister Chowna Mein unfurled the tri colour at Lekang
Square, Mahadevpur amidst mammoth gathering.
In his speech, Mein emphasized that peace and development are the two faces of the
same coin and said that the people of Lekang Assembly Constituency are culturally
rich and peaceful co-existence. We must maintain peace and harmony in the area to
bring prosperity in the area, he said.
He reiterated that Lekang circle is a flood affected area and the recent damage caused
by the flood is being assessed and proposal to NEC for grant of fund. He emphatically
said that he has been trying his level best for many fold development of Lekang circle
and felt satisfied that the development in the area is now visible. He declared that
very soon CHC Mahadevpur will have 20 bedded indoor patient facilities which will
definitely help the poor patients of his Assembly Constituency to get proper medical
Mein shared his happiness by saying that Mahadevpur will be connected with Bordumsa
via Old Mohong under Trans Arunachal Highway Programme. He further said that the
present Government has established Arunachal Pradesh Skill Development Council to
help the unemployed youths of the State to get proper training to promote self employment
He further added that Arunachal Pradesh has high potential in generating electricity.
The NHPC will soon complete their project at Upper Subansiri and the project at Lower
Demwe will soon start.
In the current budget of 2012-13, the State would go for 4000 Hectares of additional
land for rubber and tea plantation which will further be promoted.
At Namsai, Nang Sati Mein, MLA unfurled the National Flag at General Ground, Namsai.
In her speech, she highlighted the developmental activities undertaken under Namsai
The highlights of the programme was distribution of certificates and awards- Nirmal
Gram Puraskar, appointment of Gaon Burahs, best Anganwadi Worker, cultural programmes
The State Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) celebrated the 66th Independence Day at the
state office, Itanagar. Dominic Tadar, State General Secretary unfurled the tri-coloured
national flag at the party office premises here.
Tadar, while addressing called upon the party leaders and workers to rise above
all odds and work for further strengthening the party organization grassroots level.
He said that the regional and smaller party has failed in the past and it is BJP
that can withstand Congress in the state and provide the best alternative Govt.
to the people.
The meeting was attended by the state office bearers, rank and file of various State
Mahila Morcha, State ST Morcha, State Yuva Morcha and host of other party leaders
Arunachal Pradesh Congress Seva Dal observed the I-Day at Indira Gandhi Congress
Seva Dal Bhawan Naharlagun. Kipa Sinuing, Organizer APCSD hoisted the tri-color on
Organizer cum admin/media cell (i/c) Kipa Tagung briefed the significance of I-day
The office bearers of State Seva Dal and City Congress Seva Dal attended the celebration.
At Yachuli local MLA Likha Saaya unfurled the tri colour on the occasion while at
Mechukha parliamentary secretary P D Sona hosted the national flag amidst huge gathering.
Independence Day was also celebrated at Deomali, Dambuk, Diyun, Kanubari, Likabali,
The Govt. Sec. School, Pachin, Naharlagun, Govt Middle School, Borum, Delhi Public
School, Itanagar, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Childline Itanagar
with the participation of Eleazar English School, Naharlagun and attendance of the
chief minister Nabum Tuki, All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union, All Arunachal Pradesh
Motor Transport Workers’ Union, Arunachal Tempo Welfare Association also celebrated
As part of their corporate social responsibility, staff of SBI, Naharlagun branch
planted trees at “Borum Village’ Me School, Borum Village, Sood village and Oju Mission
School, Papu Nallah. Thousands of SBI branches all across the country also carried
out this noble effort and planted trees as a Green Initiative Independence Day Celebration
VKV School, Nirjuli was also included in the plantation programme of the Bank.
The members of Don Bosco Alumni Association, Arunachal Pradesh organized a reach-out
programme for the inmates of Central Jail, Jullong, Itanagar in their efforts to
be like Don Bosco, who had a special love for juvenile delinquents and persons imprisoned.
The DBA distributed fruits and soft drinks packets to the inmates and interacted
with them. The DBA exhorted the inmates to recognize their mistakes and take appropriate
steps which will make them come to the national mainstream and take up responsibilities
as good citizens of our motherland.
The team was led by Michi Paku, the President of Don Bosco Alumni Association and
he was accompanied by Fr. C.M. Jose, the Provincial Delegate of Don Bosco Alumni,
Province of Dimapur and Fr. Cyriac, the Arunachal Delegate for Don Bosco Alumni.
Our Ruksin correspondent adds Ruksin subdivision in East Siang celebrated the Independence
Day with great enthusiastic and fanfare in presence of several hundreds people of
all walks of life.
Unfurling the national tricolour, Pasight-West MLA Tangor Tapak appealed people to
put aside differences and work together for development. He reiterated various developmental
initiatives by him during the last during the last three years.
On the occasion, newly appointed GB of Ngorlung Ayung Modi was felicitated with a
red coat, while Ojing Aze, an ASM was awarded commendation certificate for his initiatives
in development of rubber cultivation in the area.
At Nari, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Nari, TS Mibang hoisted the National Flag.
He reiterated the various developmental efforts by the state government. He urged
the people to maintain unity and peace in the society for the sake of development
of the area. Folk dance and dance competitions among the cultural troops had marked
the national day celebration.
THE AWARDEES ON THE OCCASION OF INDEPENDENCE DAY, 2012
Will the Trans Arunachal Highway remain as a distant dream ?
HC orders CBI probe into alleged irregularities committed by Compensation Board,
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: The Guwahati High court in a judgment delivered on August 9 ordered
for CBI inquiry into the alleged irregularities committed by the Compensation Board,
Dirang, West Kameng district in assessment of properties and disbursement of compensation
to the people affected by the Balipara-Chardwar-Tawang road project which passes
through Dirang circle. It is said that the ambitious Trans Arunachal Highway project
also covers the broadening of highway into 2 lane from Balipara to Tawang.
The Compensation Board was constituted by the district administration under the chairmanship
of the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Dirang (Respondent No 5) with six other members
including the executive engineer (electrical), power department, Dirang circle, Horticulture
development officer, Agriculture Development Officer, Range Forest Officer, Dirang
and a representative from 97 road construction company (RCC) GREF, according to court
While disposing of the two writ petitions - WP (C ) No 153 (AP)/2012 and WP (C )
No 154 (AP)/2012 filed by 16 and 2 petitioners under Dirgang circle respectively,
the HC in its judgment and order (Cav) pronounced “...It is beyond doubt that it
is a fit case where a CBI inquiry could be ordered. It is accordingly directed that
the CBI shall make an inquiry into the matter to find out the truth or otherwise
on the alleged irregularities committed by the members of the Board and other persons…”
The petitioners in their petitions alleged that there is a lack of transparency
and flaws in making surveys by the Compensation Board. Giving details instances of
irregularities in the assessment, they prayed for fresh evaluation of the properties
by a new Board and an Inquiry by the CBI to go into the assessment report of the
Compensation Board and wrongful disbursement of the compensation amount and frauds
committed. The demand for CBI inquiry has been made by the petitioners by filing
an additional affidavit in WP (C ) No 154 (AP)/’12.
The Court further directed for constitution of new Compensation Board. “It is also
directed that the Chief Secretary to the Govt of Arunachal Pradesh (Respondent No
1) shall constitute a new Compensation Board with Deputy Commissioner of West Kameng
district as its chairman and 3 other responsible officers of the rank of deputy secretary
of the department of revenue, agriculture and PWD for correct assessment of valuation
of the properties involved and submit fresh report before the authorities concerned
within a reasonable period preferably within three months from the date of receipt
of a copy of this order.”
Regarding the alleged irregularities in assessing the value of housing properties
(in WP (C) No 153 (AP) 2012,) the Court observed several instances of anomalies in
“The house property as shown in serial No 6 of the valuation report situated on
BCT road between 183.037 km to 189.800 km belongs to petitioner No 1 and it is shown
to be boulder masonry local type wall/CGI sheet roofing and as such it has been valued
at Rs 14, 72,540 at the rate of Rs 14,200 Sqmtr with the plinth area of 103.70 square
meters. Whereas at serial No 27 of the valuation report, the house structure of one
Rinchin Khandu has been shown as semi permanent type (S P Type) and thus valued at
Rs 18,38, 616 at the rate of Rs 14,200 sqmtr with the plinth area of 129.48 square
meters. But, in a sharp contrast the photographic evidences speak otherwise (Vide
Annexure P/5 to the writ petition). Factually the house structure of the petitioner
No 1 should have been shown as S P Type and that of Rinchin Khandu’s as S P Type
(Accra). It is noted that the rate of S P Type (Accra) has been valued at Rs 9,200
Sqmtr as the per the notification dated 26/11/2011, but the rate of the house structure
of Rinchin had been valued at Rs 14,200 Sqmtr. Moreover, the plinth area of the
petitioner No 1 is shown lesser than its actual area whereas in the case of Rinchin
Khandu the plinth area is shown much more than its actual area. Thus it can easily
be pointed out that in the case of petitioner No 1 the house structure has been undervalued
and in the case of Rinchin Khandu the same has been overvalued due to reason best
known to the Board members, ” the HC observed in its judgement.
Similarly, the house structure of the petitioners No 4 to 16 are also undervalued
by the Board in its assessment/valuation report, the HC verdict said.
The HC judgment further said that “Gross anomalies in the assessment and disbursement
of the compensation amount can easily be found at location KM 173,364 BCT road, Dirang
village for which an amount of Rs 23, 41, 580 of the public money has been disbursed
to some handpicked/chosen beneficiaries.”
As regards the irregularities in assessing the values of the horticulture/agriculture
land in WP (C) No 154 (AP)/2012, the HC further observed that the value of the
horticulture crops of both petitioner No 1 and 2 has been drastically undervalued.
“An enormous anomaly in the valuation reports as prepared by the Compensation Board
can be seen by taking the example of land belonging to Phurpa Tsering, MLA, Dirang
assembly constituency. The land in question falls on the valley side of the road
and as such the same is not at all affected by the Trans Arunachal Highway project
whatsoever, and hence it does not fall on the Right of Way (ROW) so as to compensate
the owner. The same could be verified from the assessment report on agricultural
land of the Compensation Board where the land in question is shown to be situated
at the valley side. The images of the land in question taken by the petitioners further
elucidate that the same being situated at valley side cannot be said to be affected
by the trans-Arunachal Highway Project whatsoever. But very surprisingly and interestingly
the same land can be seen in two different valuation reports; one at Sl No 10 in
the final assessment of the agricultural land value pertaining to TAH under Dirang
sub-division. (Annexure: P/9 to the petition and another in the final horticultural
crops/ land assessment report in respect of Ch: 183.070 - 194.070 Km at Sl. No. 99
(vide Annexure: P/14 to the additional affidavit of the petitioners in W.P. (C) No.
154 (AP)/2012. But the name of the owner of the land in question has been shown as
Norbu Droima, W/o Phurpa Tsering in both the assessment reports and not in the name
of Phupa Tsering to whom the said plot of the land was donated by the community for
the welfare purpose”, the HC said in its judgment. It further said “it is clearly
made out that Phurpa Tsering in the name of his wife has illegally/erroneously claimed
two different classification against the same piece of land, which in fact, is a
barren land and thereby fraudulently gained a huge amount of Rs 36, 87, 750 as compensation
by showing the land in question as agricultural land at one time and horticultural
land on the other wherein as many 165 apple trees of 13 years of age has been shown
as standing crops. … It is now evident that the petitioners and other victims of
the project were denied their rightful amount of compensation as per the law”, the
HC judgment said.
It is worth mentioning here that Trans Arunachal Highway project was announced by
the Prime Minister during his visit to Arunachal in January 31, 2008. The mega project
is reportedly being implemented in various parts of the state to bring Arunachal
Pradesh at par with other states of the country.
A concession agreement was also signed with the Union Ministry of Road Transport
and Highways at New Delhi on August 14 for ‘widening and upgradation of existing
road to 2-Lane National Highway standard from Potin to Pangin (407 Km) on hybrid
BoT (Annuity). The 407 km Potin-Pangin section of NH-229 is a part of Trans-Arunachal
However, alleged irregularities in assessment of properties of the highway affected
people in Dirang and assault on road construction official at Pangin in recent past
put a question mark in speedy implementation of the Trans-Arunachal highway project
which would interconnect 12 district headquarters of the state.
During the last part of the July, a senior surveyor of SRK Construction Private
Limited (SRKCPL), namely, Sombhu Shankar Rai was reportedly attacked in Pangin. The
incident has reportedly sent shockwaves among SRK officials. The Chief Engineer Highway
Bora Ete termed the incident as internal matter of company. He had appealed local
people to extend cooperation as highway project cannot be properly implemented without
The HC order, in fact, is a bad omen for the authorities. It remains to be seen how
the administration and highway authorities will overcome all such hurdles to make
the mega highway project a reality.
Exodus of NE people from Bangalore continues !
Tuki expresses concern, deputes MP to visit Bangalore & Pune
NESO, AAPSU call for effective security measures
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: There are more reports of exodus of northeast people from Bangalore,
Hyderabad and Pune, despite the repeated assurance given by the Karnataka government
for their safety and security. The railways authority in Bangalore has confirmed
that as many as 6000 people from the region have left the science city on Thursday
morning as witnessed by a jam-packed station. Fear-struck people are reportedly
leaving the cities in the backdrop of rumours of an impending attack on them in retaliation
to the Assam violence.
Sources in Bangalore said that some students of the region are fleeing to safer places.
“We are leaving for Ooty today and will stay there till the situation normalizes,”
informed one Jordan Wage, a diploma student in Sri-Krishna Institute Haraskata, Bangalore
this daily. The college authorities have assured to provide security, however the
students are fleeing because they are skeptic of the effectiveness of security forces.
However in some places in Bangalore the situation appeared to be quite normal. “So
far there is no report of such incidents here in Kamanahalli,” says Kobyum Zirdo
who stays in Kamanahalli area.
Expressing grave concern over the security of northeast people, Chief Minister Nabam
Tuki today called on Karnataka counterpart Jagadish Shettar urging foolproof security
and safety measures for students from the North East studying in Bangalore and other
cities of the state.
Tuki also informed the Chief Minister about the presence of hundreds of students
and other professionals from Arunachal Pradesh working in Bangalore and state government
and families are worried about their safety and security. He sought immediate measures
on part of the Karnataka Government to instill confidence amongst the people of the
Tuki has deputed Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjoy to rush to Bangalore immediately to assess
the situation and coordinate with the local authorities. Sanjoy will then visit
Pune and meet the Chief Ministers of Karnataka and Maharashtra. Meanwhile, one of
the Deputy Resident Commissioners, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, posted at New
Delhi has been shifted to Bangalore to oversee the situation and coordinate with
both the state governments. The chief minister office has also set up helpline for
any query and enquiry for aggrieved parents. The helpline numbers are 0360 2212295
(Police Headquarter Control Room) and 0360 2212702 (Capital Police Control Room).
Earlier, the Karnataka government has assured to provide safety and security measures
to NE people. While asserting, Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar said "There is nothing
to worry, the government is with you. We will protect the interests of the northeast
Meanwhile BJP national general secretary Tapir Gao appealed to the students, migrant
workers and the parents of students to repose faith on the BJP led Karnataka government.
Gao further termed the incident as an act of mischief, while adding that anti-social
elements are trying to take advantage of the law and order problems in Congress ruled
state of Assam.
Appealing the students to return to campus ‘BJP national general secretary said
that government is continuously monitoring the development. He disclosed that Deputy
Chief Minister and Home Minister themselves had visited the Railway station to urge
the students community to return to the campuses.
In Delhi, the home ministry has asserted that there was no threat to anyone from
the region living anywhere in the country and warned of strict action against rumour
mongers. "If rumours are spread, strict action will be taken against those who indulge
in such activities," Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said. He informed that Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh and he had spoken to Karnataka Chief Minister, requesting
him to ask the people to share information on rumour mongers.
In his letter written to the home minister of India, former MP Kiren Rijuju said
that attack on people with oriental looks is a racist and it is a threat to the
Back home, there is a growing concerns over the safety and security of northeast
students and people as North East Students Organization (NESO) today appealed the
Prime Minister to intervene in the situation to ensure the safety and security of
the NE people. NESO also demanded the respective state governments of the region
to take effective measures for their safety.
In a press statement issued by Chairman Dr. Samujjal Bhattarcharjya and General Secretary
Gumjum Haider NESO questioned the government of India for alleged discrimination.
Apex student organization also strongly reiterated for the deportation of illegal
migrants from the region. It further stated that prime minister must be accountable
for whatever happened to people of region as he being the representative from the
Expressing concern over the safety and security of students All Arunachal Pradesh
Students Union (AAPSU) urged the state and central government to ensure safety to
people of northeast. AAPSU said that if anything happened to students, the state
government would be hold responsible.
NES condemns murder of student, demands arrest of culprits
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Nyishi Elite Society (NES) vehemently condemned the brutal murder
of Rallo Rene, a Class-XI student of Government H.S. School, Yazali in Lower Subansiri
district on last Sunday while returning from her home for school.
While supporting the ANSU press statement on August 14, NES called upon the law enforcing
authorities to immediately apprehend the other absconding culprits and ensure exemplary
punishment to the duo.
Meanwhile, NES while expressing its resentment over reported assault on people of
a particular district residing in West Kameng by few local disgruntled individuals,
urged the district administration to deal with iron hand on those criminals and arrest
The Nyishi Elite Society appealed the All Hrusso Welfare Society and All Hrusso Student’s
Union to take-up the matter at the earliest and assist the district administration
in nabbing the culprits.
NES has also proposed a joint visit of delegation team to Bomdila comprising Nyishi
Elite Society, All Nyishi Students’ Union, Hrusso Welfare Society and Hrusso Student’s
Union to discuss the issue pertaining to the incident with the district administration.
CAYA & ALSU condemn murder
Meanwhile, Camdir Aab Youth Association (CAYA) expressed its deep anguish and sentiment
over the murder of its member Ralo Rinne Camdir.
The society termed her demise as a great loss to the Nyishi society in general and
Camdir society in particular.
The CAYA demanded the Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of Police, Lower Subansiri
District and ADC Yachuli to initiate immediate action and arrest the culprits involved
in the shameful act within one week and threaten to launch movement if the authorities
fail to nab the culprits.
It also appealed to NES and ANSU to spearhead the movement to give justice to its
member. The association further alleging the illegal immigrants as source of illegal
activities in the state urged all the apex student bodies and district student unions
of every district to check all the illegal immigrants.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Law student Union (ALSU) has condemned the murder of Ralo Rinne
at Yazali and Jumkar Basar at Gumto, Doimukh recently.
ALSU also said those culprits involved in the attacked on the Arunachal Times associate
editor Tongam Rina are still at large even after 30 days of incident.
Taking the rising law and order problem, ALSU demanded the state Government to take
effective measures to contain law order problem in the state in general and in the
capital complex in particular. It further pleaded for appointment of independent
home minister to deal with law and order problem.
16 Chamber lifts 2nd Bakin Pertin Memorial Football Trophy
PASIGHAT, Aug 16: The 16 Chamber beat Bogong Soccer Club (BSC) 5-2 in the final match
of the 2nd Bakin Pertin Memorial Football Trophy played at Pasighat yesterday.
Attending the closing function as chief guest, the Education Minister Bosiram Siram
briefed on social and political life of Late Bakin Pertin, who served the people
in various capacities like MLA and MP.
Siram further advising the youths to maintain peace and harmony informed that the
state government is putting all efforts to boost up the morale of the sportsmen and
has increased job quota in the state.
He lauded the Tageng Nyitan, President AESDSU (All East Siang District Students’
Union) for giving the much-needed opportunity to the local youths to show their soccer
talents, besides spreading the message of unity and brotherhood in the society.
Later, he gave away the trophy and prizes to the winner and runner up teams, player
of the tournament award to Rokom Tasung and ‘best disciplined team to Sika-Bamin
Deputy Commissioner RK Mishra and ADC SC Debnath (ADC), senior citizen also witnessed
the final match. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Lokam Brothers FC lifted the 8TH Independence Running Trophy Football
Tournament 2012 defeating Middle Chimpu FC by solitary goal in the final played at
KV No 2 playground here today.
The all important goal was scored by Dare Kiran in 18th minutes who became the highest
scorer with 7 goals in his kitty. The awards for the Best Player and Best Defender
went to Techi Ragi of Lokam Brother and Taba Nakam of GHYC respectively. Taba Topu
of LBFC was adjudged the Best Goalkeeper and Tayum Tarang of AFC was declared Best
Captain. Lokam Tani of LBFC was adjudged as Best Manager while the Fair Play Award
went to Gohpur 'A'.
Yora Tagung, vice chairman of Arunachal Pradesh Bamboo Research and Development Agency
and I-Borum ZPM Taro Modi attended the closing ceremony. The tournament was organized
by Gohpur Youth Club.
Sang Norbu and Namgey Tsering duo win S N memorial Badminton tourney
Jang, Aug 16: The duo of Sang Norbu and Namgey Tsering pair won the Late Sangey Nawang
memorial Badminton tournament defeating the pair of Dr. Rinchin Nima and Tsering
Tashi 21-15, 18 -21 and 21-17 sets at Jang Indoor Stadium on August 15.
In the bronze play-off S.N Mosobi and Tsering Tashi beat their opponents Dangsang
and Riba in straight sets 21-16, 21-14.
Tourism & RWD Minister Pema Khandu and Tawang deputy commissioner Kemo Lollen enjoyed
the semifinal and final match.
The tournament which started on Aug 7th witnessed a healthy number of eleven doubles
participants. The tournament organized by Jang Sports Club was sponsored by Pema
Khandu and family.
Jang ADC Duly Kamduk also witnessed the final match.
Story contributed by Nima Khenrab from Jang.
International conference on Buddhism in Tawang
TAWANG, Aug 16: The Department of Karmik and Adhyatmik Affairs, Govt. of AP in collaboration
with Central Institute of Himalayan Cultural Studies, Ministry of Culture, Govt.
of India, Dahung and Buddhist Cultural Preservation Society, Bomdila, whose Silver
Jubilee Celebrations coincides with 2600 years of Buddha’s enlightenment proposes
to organize a three day International Conference on the topic “Legacy and relevance
of Buddhism in the 21st century” at Tawang from November 6 to 8, 2012.
A meeting regarding the organizing of this event was held at the Conference hall
of the DC Tawang. Minister, RWD & Tourism Pema Khandu, Chairman K&AA TG Rimpoche,
MLA Tawang cum Parliamentary Secy Art & Culture Tsewang Dhondup, MLA Lumla cum Parliamentary
Secy Civil Aviation Jambey Tashi, DC Tawang, All the Panchayat Raj members and public
leaders of the district, various NGOs besides all the HoDs of the district attended
Addressing the meeting, DC Kemo Lollen urged all the members present to work sincerely
and dedicatedly so as to make Tawang a global tourist destination. To nurture the
needs of the public as well as the tourists he urged the govt. officials to not avail
any kind of leave during the peak seasons. He advocated for support and initiatives
from all sections so as to make the proposed event a successful one.
Pema appreciating the proposed event, mentioned that such events will go a long
way in promotion of tourism potential in the district. It will showcase the scope
for religious, cultural and research tourism in the district.
Rev. TG Rimpoche briefed the gathering about the proposed International Conference
on Bhuddhism. “It is important to celebrate and observe the 2600 years of Enlightenment
of the Buddha & Dharma Chakra Parvartana with benefitting programs at the national
and international level to keep the light of Buddhism glowing”, said Rimpoche. He
further mentioned that the proposed themes for the event are: “Nalanda Tradition
of Buddhism with focus on Mahayana Buddhism,” “21st century of interfaith religious
harmony” and “Environment and Buddhism chair.”
He thanked Kumari Selja, Minister of Culture, Govt. of India, for supporting the
proposed event and also for proposing to make available the Holy relics of the Buddha
for public display during the event. He further extended his gratitude to Chief Minister
Nabam Tuki, under whose patronage and guidance the proposed idea of the event took
The meeting discussed at length on the management for organizing the event, formation
of various managing committee, etc.
Citing the clearance to be obtained from the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry
of External Affairs, Govt of India, for the event, the DC Tawang, agreed to take
up the matter with higher authorities. The Parliamentary Secy Civil Aviation, Govt
of AP, Jambey Tsering assured to look into the matter concerning the restarting of
chopper service in the district. DIPRO
Cash reward stands
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: 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.
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: Polo Colony Youth Welfare Association with supports of well-wishers
and general public conducted a three days social service near steel bridge polo colony,
Naharlagun from August 12 to 14 last.
During the three days social service, volunteers repaired the damaged road portion
which was remained in dilapidated condition for the last five years.
Meanwhile, Banderdewa Tarajuli Development Association and Forest Right Committee
along with Panchayat members and villagers of Tarajuli area also conducted social
service at Tarajuli link road and repaired the road temporarily yesterday.
‘Intensify police patrolling’
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: Doimukh Students’ Union in a letter to Extra Assistant Commissioner,
Doimukh urged him to intensify police patrolling at Dikrong river bank within Doimukh
area to check and restrict antisocial activities.
Quiz competition on energy technology
TEZU, Aug 14: The preliminary round of State Level Quiz Competition in respect of
Lohit district on “New and Renewable Energy and Technology”, sponsored by the Union
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy was conducted at BRC Training Building Tezu
on August 10.
Written test as per the guidelines was conducted by K Rina, DDSE, Lohit.
Total seven schools participated in the Preliminary Round and students of VKV, Sunpura
stood first in the written test. The winners will participate in the semi-final and
final round competition which will held in Itanagar. DIPRO
District Level Science Seminar
Aalo, Aug 14: Misinam Darang of RK Mission School stood first in the district level
Science Seminar on the topic Mathematics in India- its past, present and future which
was conducted at Govt. Hr. Secondary School yesterday. She would represent West Siang
in the State level Science Seminar.
Kiyum Padu of VKV Jirdin and Usha Gupta secured the positions of first and second
runners up respectively.
Presiding over the function, Tomi Doke Lendo advised the students to inculcate scientific
temperament to become good technocrats/bureaucrats in future. He reiterated that
90% of students in school pay much importance on cultural/recreational activities
and literary activities which promote art of speaking and mental development takes
The Swamiji, Maharaji of RKM, Principal of VKV Jirdin, teaching staff headed by
principal and vice principal and students of Govt. Hr. Secondary school Aalo were
present on the occasion.
Legal awareness workshop
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: Doimukh Nyem Welfare Society in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh
State Commission for Women is going to organize a “Legal Awareness Workshop on Crime
against Women” at Auditorium Hall, Rono ground, Doimukh on August 18, according
to a Society release. The workshop is being sponsored by National Commission for
Women, New Delhi, the release added.
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: The ninth session of the Fifth Legislative Assembly of Arunachal
Pradesh will commence on September 27. Three days session will come to an end on
September 29, according to an official release.
Power disruption in AIR
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: Frequent disruption in power supply badly affected the broadcasting
of news and various other programmes of All India Radio (AIR), Itanagar for the last
many days, according to sources.
Important Government wing like AIR centre is facing hardship due to power crisis,
particularly during evening hours, sources said and requested the department concerned
to ensure uninterrupted power supply.
Body of 45-yr old man found, identified as Jumkar Basar
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: The body of a 45-year-old person identified as Jumkar Basar has
been found at Gumto, Doimukh circle, today morning, Doimukh police said.
An FIR has been lodged at Doimukh PS. A case (No 29/2012) has been registered and
investigation launched, in charge officer of the incident informed. It is suspected
to be a case of murder, police said.
The Galo Students Union (GSU) has strongly urged the state government to immediately
arrest of the culprits.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society deeply mourned the sudden and sad
demise of its eminent member Jumkar Basar, who was popularly known as Annu Basar.
The Society will ever cherish his memories for his remarkable literary creation and
his effervescent spirit. He wrote a book titled ‘Sukun-i-Dil, a collection of Urdu
Shayari. His last presentation of Urdu Shayari at recently held Assam Sahitya Sabha
at Ledo was widely applauded by all.
30 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Cash reward stands
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: 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.
Reassess BPL and AAY Schemes
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Papum Pare District Fair Price Shop Dealers Welfare Association
highlighting the discrepancies in distribution of food items under BPL and AAY in
a letter to secretary, Food and Civil Supplies alleged that the food items under
BPL and AAY schemes within the Capital Complex are not properly allocated resulting
in miss-utilization of the food items under BPL & AAY schemes.
It said that almost 70 per cent of the allocated food items under BPL and AAY do
not reaches to the poor and needy beneficiaries.
The association urged the secretary to reassess and re-allocate food items under
BPL and AAY schemes as far the modified mechanism for proper and adequate distribution
of food items in the district.
Candle light rally to create awareness on corruption
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: More than 100 of student pursuing computer courses in Dewsoft Education
Academy Rayan , Roing , Lower Dibang Valley took part in candle light march to
create awareness among masses about prevailing corruptions in the society yesterday.
The participant in the march gathered at Gandhi Park and hundreds of candle lights
were lit before the statue of Mahatma Gandhi. Students, Govt employees and public
leaders participated in the rally.
Smriti Irani to visit state
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: National BJP Mahila Morcha President Smriti Irani, as a part of
her whirlwind tour of the country is arriving here at Itanagar on September 7 and
address the State Executive meeting of the BJP Mahila Morcha, Arunachal Pradesh.
Many state issues, particularly the problems and prospects of the women of the state
will be discussed during the state executive meeting. She is also likely to discuss
and know the women issues of the state from other women organizations of the state,
according to a BJP release.
Disruption in Power supply
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: The people of Upper Subansiri district are facing severe electricity
problem due to technical snag in 132/33 KV Power substation, Daporijo caused by fire
incident at Daporijo on August 14. However, the department is taking up the restoration
work in war footing and appealed to the consumers to bear with the department for
the inconvenience caused.
HC seeks status report
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: While hearing the PIL (No 47/2012) filed by one Tayo Laha of Yayo
village under Yachuli area in Lower Subansiri district seeking directive for completion
of road project from 20th Km Point Ziro-Daporijo BRTF road (new Loth village to Chambang),
a division bench of Gauhati High Court on August 10 last directed the Chief secretary,
Arunachal Pradesh to look into the matter and give a report about the status of
the matter within three months.
According to the petitioner, the project was being delayed, quality was not maintained
and incorrect physical progress-cum-achievement report of the project has been submitted
to the NABARD for release of funds. Delay in execution of the project, which was
approved in 2005, adversely affect the local people, the petitioner said.
KAWA condemns killing of Jumkar Basar, demands arrest of culprits
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Karka Ao Welfare Association (KAWA) has strongly condemned the
brutal killing of Jumkar Basar on August 13 last and demanded the state government
to take necessary steps to nab the culprits at the earliest and give them exemplary
Jumkar, popularly known as Annu was one of the best anchors of KAWA. His tragic death
is an irreparable loss for the society in particular, KAWA said in a release.
KAWA conveyed its heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal
peace of the departed soul.
APDA demands effective security measures
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: The Arunachal Pradesh Doctors Association (APDA) has demanded to
make assault on doctors on duty a cognisable and non-bailable offence by enacting
separate Security Act at par with other states in the country.
Citing several example of attacks on doctors and medical staff in the last 15 days,
APDA in a memorandum to Health Minister further demanded enhancement of institutional
security at all health institutions in the state to restore sense of security and
morale of the doctors and medical staff. Further, police Beat Post should be placed
at all Referral Hospitals (General Hospitals/District Hospitals/Community Health
Centres) in the state, the memorandum said.
“With these chain of events of assault the morale of the Doctors and Medical Personnel
have gone down and their prestige hurt beyond redeem,” the memorandum said. APDA
threatened to launch drastic form of democratic protest if the demands are not met
and assault on doctors continues.
It further informed that, APDA has decided to launch democratic protest throughout
the state on August 21 by wearing ‘Black Badges’ in protest against lack of institutional
security and repeated assaults on doctors on duty and other medical staff.
Meanwhile, the Medical Superintendent, on behalf of officers and staff of the District
Hospital, Seppa in a memorandum to East Kameng Deputy Commissioner, has appealed
for immediate release of Medical Officer Dr. AK Nabum from detention and provision
of security arrangement for him and his family.
Dr. Nabum was physically assaulted by patient’s party in the hospital during duty
hours and he was arrested by police after an FIR was lodged by the patient party
alleging medical negligence on the part of Emergency Medical Officer, the memorandum
“There was no negligence on the part of the EMO and all the required and appropriate
treatment was given to the patients as per facility available in the hospital,” the
memorandum claimed. The patients succumbed to his illness despite the best treatment,
TAWANG, Aug 16 : The pair of D.Riba and Kesang Norbu beat the duo of Hridar Lungtan
and Lobsang Yeshi 21-15 and 21-19 in two straight sets to win the first Pungteng
Shuttlers’ Championship 2012 here on August 14.
Lobsang Yeshi was adjudged the Best Shuttler of the tournament which was organized
by Monyul Association for Promoting Sports.
The winners and runners up were awarded cash prizes of Rs.30,000 and Rs. 15,000 respectively
along with trophies on the Independence day celebration.
A special Yak Dance by the Snowlion Cultural troupe was presented on the final day
of the tournament.
Dangsang, ZPM and the SP Tawang SN Mosobi were present on the occasion.
Butter lamps were offered to the portrait of Late CM Dorjee Khandu, and Late Dr
Nawang Tomden, DSO Tawang, in their remembrance, and also to show the respect and
love the people of Tawang have for these great leaders.
The organizing committee thanked the District administration, the players and the
people for making the event a successful one.
Lham Tsering, president, MAPS also informed that the association is going to organize
a “Laiee’’ (a famous Traditional game of the Monpas) tournament in the coming Buddha
Mahotsava so as to preserve and promote the age old games and sports of the Monpas.
Ruksin mourns HGB’s death
RUKSIN, Aug 16: One Asem Taying, the head Gaon Burah of Ngorlung village has passed
away this morning after a prolonged illness.
Late Taying was the pioneer of the present Ngorlung village and took leading part
to form a model village at Ngorlung. He donated land for establishment of Donyi-Polo
Vidya Niketan and Community Burial Ground(Golung) at Ngorlung village. The octogenarian
was given special award by Arunachal Siskha Vikash Somiti in December,2010, for his
dedication for development of elementary education.
Born in 1919, he passed his childhood at Ponging (Katan) of present Upper Siang district.
He got appointed as Gaon Burah in 1977 at Ngorlung and subsequently promoted to head
gaon burah (HGB).
He left behind his wife with three sons and a number of grandsons and granddaugthers.
The Gaon Burah Union of Ruksin, Panggi Welfare Society and PR members of Ruksin block
have deeply condoled his demise and prayed to almighty for eternal peace of the departed
State level quiz competition
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency is organizing a state
level quiz competition on August 9 at Banquet hall, Itanagar.
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: All Tagin Students ’ Union in a letter to Upper Subansiri District
Deputy Commissioner appealed him for cancellation of police recruitment admit cards
of the candidate who belong to other districts. The union said that each district
of the state has been allotted separate quota for police recruitment. Therefore,
candidates from other district should not be entertained, it said.
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Free Coaching for Entry to Civil Services for ST/SC and Minorities,
Rajiv Gandhi University was inaugurated by Prof. Amitava Mitra, Vice Chancellor i/c
110 candidates enrolled themselves for the coaching class.
Speaking on the occasion, the Vice Chancellor advised the student to concentrate
on their studies and suggested that approaches for civil services examinations should
be different from normal university examination. In this world of cut throat competition
one has to fully be equipped with all gears to face the challenges of competitive
examinations, he said.
Earlier participant candidates also shared their views and expectations from the
Dr. O. Moyong subject expert started the technical session.
Tamulang Taloh Memorial Open Running Volleyball
Dilung-B team enters final
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Dilung-B team beat Moying Team by 16-25, 25-20, 18-25, 25-21,
13-15 sets and entered the final of the Late Tamulang Taloh Memorial Open Running
Volleyball tournament at Solung Mopin Ground here today.
The second semifinal match between Rumne Team and Ngargo Team was stopped due to
Rumne Team was leading by one set when the play was stopped. The remaining sets will
be played tomorrow at 3 pm.
This tournament is also being conducted as a part of Solung Festival. Shri T. Taloh,
Vice President, Arunachal Olympic Association and Director of School Education is
the Chairman organizing Committee of the tournament as well as the Solung celebration
The 3rd place decider will be played at 4:30 pm tomorrow and the final will be played
on August 18.
Open Running Volleyball tournament in memory of Late Tamulang Taloh is under way
at Solung Ground, Itanagar.
The tournament is being conducted as a part of Solung Festival celebration.
More that 100 players participated in the tournament.
32 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Clean energy programme
The U.S. and India have reaffirmed their countries’ strong commitment to working
collaboratively in bilateral and multilateral fora to help ensure mutual energy security,
combat global climate change, and support the development of low-carbon economies
that will create opportunities and fuel job growth in both countries by launching
together a partnership to Advance Clean Energy – Deployment (PACE-D) programme in
New Delhi recently.
PACE-D was an outcome of the bilateral Energy Dialogue and was created by President
Obama and Prime Minister Singh in November 2009. It is a five-year, $20 million
programme to improve energy efficiency, increase the supply of renewable energy,
and adopt and accelerate deployment of cleaner fossil fuel technologies.
Jointly developed by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the
Indian Ministries of Power and New and Renewable Energy, and implemented by Nexant,
Inc., a well-established provider of intelligent grid software and clean energy solutions,
PACE-D will help India transition to a high performing, low emissions, and energy
The programme will strengthen institutions, increase the availability of innovative
financing mechanisms, and enhance local capacity to propagate clean energy solutions
and engage various state and local governments to increase access to renewable energy
and promote off-grid applications.
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to express my displeasure for the sudden
announcement of AE (E)exam date by APPSC.
Although, it’s been a long time since advertisement, but due to two court pending
cases, the Commission was not able to find the date. So assuming the situation, all
the candidates were in dark regarding the dates. Now, the Commission suddenly announced
the date of exam giving only 23 days in hand for preparation which is not sufficient
even for revision.
Therefore, I request the Commission to look into the matter and give us some more
time for preparation by postponing the exam.
I do appreciate the APPSC for fixing the dates for AE (Electrical) exam. But I do
have small complaint for not giving enough time for preparation after notification.
In all other exams, APPSC had given at least 40-45 days from the date of issuing
the Admit card. So, I request the Commission to give us minimum 40-45 days time
for preparation, as we were all clueless regarding the date sheet.
Renovate Pachin village road
I would like to draw the attention of authorities concerned towards the pathetic
road condition of Pachin village, Naharlagun. The road is a lifeline of the 500 families
of the village and it is the only link road to NH 52-A. The people of the village
are now facing numerous hardship due to dilapidated condition of the road. What
to talk about vehicle owners, even a bi-cyclist can not ride on the road due to big
potholes and mud.
Therefore, I do earnestly request the authorities to look into the matter immediately.
Pachin Colony, Naharlagun
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