Aug 19


BJP demands flawless security measures for North East people

ITANAGAR, Aug 18: Expressing serious concern over the mass exodus of North East people from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and other states Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today demanded the Centre to take stringent measures to ensure safety and security of people from north eastern region residing in other parts of the country. Addressing the media persons at BJP party headquarters here today, BJP national general secretary Tapir Gao said the Central Govt must take the issue seriously and chalk out corrective measures to stop discrimination against the people of  North East.

Informing that the BJP has already taken the mass exodus of NE people from other states of the country seriously, Gao said “if the Centre  fails to take immediate action to tackle the situation and protect the NE people,  the entire people of the region will stand united against the divisive forces."

Eight people from the NE were assaulted in Pune, while two Manipuri girls met the same fate in Bangalore, Gao claimed while informing that BJP led Karnataka government has taken steps to protect the life and properties of NE people. He further appealed to the NE students to have faith on the Karnataka Govt and to return to campus and focus on their academic activities.

Gao said all the BJP ruled states have been directed by party high command to ensure full safety and security especially to the North-East people and the members of frontal wings of the  BJP like RSS have already swung into action to ensure  safety and security of NE people.

He further informed that BJP’s Sampark cell for NE people has been activated to help out anyone who is in distress, and urged the parents residing in the far-flung areas to get in touch with Sampark Cell chief Sunil Deodar (M Nos. 099710-06644/093132-92915) for any kind of queries related to the issue. Blaming the illegal immigrants for spreading rumors with wrong message to create disharmony among the people of the country,  the National BJP general secretary said, anti-social elements are trying to take advantage of the law and order problems in Congress ruled state of Assam.  

Illegal immigrants are a major threat not only to the northeast but to the entire country, Gao said while blaming the Congress party for protecting them for its vote bank politics.

The party's north east organisational in-charge P Chandrasekhar Rao said the exodus was a repercussion of the recent communal violence in Assam. The exodus from Hyderabad and other parts of the country was engineered by fundamentalists to  create job opportunity for  illegal migrants, he alleged.

Gao also urged the Centre to strengthen the security apparatus along Indo-Bangla border to thwart infiltration of illegal migrants.

Meanwhile, BJP decided to organise 'Assam Bachao-NE Bachao-Desh Bachao' rallies in different parts of the country from August 23 to August 28 against illegal migrants, Gao informed.

Expressing concern over the present law and order situation in the state, BJP further urged the state Govt to immediately arrest the attacker of Arunachal Times Associate Editor Tongam Rina on July 15 last. While condemning the attack, the BJP rued that after 30 days of the attack, the authorities fail to trace out the attacker/s.

While referring to a news report regarding HC order for CBI probe into alleged irregularities committed by a compensation board  in assessment of properties of the Trans Arunachal Highway affected people, Gao said, the people should take it as an example on how corruption  takes place in the state. In Arunachal Pradesh democracy has turned into lootacracy, Gao said adding there is no work culture in the state.

Among others, state BJP president, Dr Tangor Tapok, BJP legislature party leader Tamiyo Taga were present in the press meet.



Do not fall prey to mischievous act, AVP appeals NE people

ITANAGAR, Aug 18: Describing the mass exodus of North East people from various southern cities in India  due to threats post the communal violence in Assam as very unfortunate, Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP) has appealed to all North Easterners in general and Arunachal Pradesh in particular to not fall prey to the mischievous act of a handful of anti nationals.

The way the miscreants have reacted to the violence occurred in lower Assam should be an eye-opener. The violence erupted in Kokrajhar and adjacent districts are connected to growing Bangladeshi infiltration in the Lower Assam, particularly in the Bodo Territorial Council ruled area, AVP said in a release.

The entire North Eastern region is experiencing a demographic change due to ever increasing illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, AVP president Pratik Potom said. If the trend continues, the indigenous people of North East region would be outnumbered by illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, the AVP president warned. Describing it a national problem, the AVP president said that whatever has happened in Lower Assam was a struggle for existence of the people in their own homeland. Indian Muslim brethren have to understand this problem and take their stand as true nationalist Muslims.

The AVP president claimed that 95 percent of the people in those cities are friendly and kind towards the people of North East. The state governments and many social organizations are keen to ensure the safety and security of the people of North East, he said and appealed to the panic stricken youngsters to return to their respective place of study and jobs in those cities as soon as normalcy returns.


         IYC  eastern Parl. seeks Rahul’s intervention

Meanwhile, Lok Sabha General Secretary of Eastern Parliament, Indian Youth Congress, Okom Tamuk, in a letter to Youth Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, MP has urged him for close monitoring of the prevailing situation and ensure safety of Arunachalee students studying in various parts of the country.

Many students and employees of Northeastern states, fled Bangalore and other south Indian cities in the backdrop of imminent attack on people of NE after Ramjan. The students of Arunachal Pradesh too are suffering mental agony due to threats post the communal violence in Assam,  the letter said and urged Rahul to take up the issue very seriously and instill a sense of security among the students.



MLA inaugurates school auditorium

Parents urged to play pro-active role in shaping students’ career

KHONSA, Aug 18: The Khonsa East MLA Kamthok Lowang inaugurated a school auditorium at Bank Colony ME School, Khonsa amidst a huge gathering today.  The auditorium has been constructed by PWD under DoTC [SPA].

Speaking on the occasion, the MLA asked the students to aim high in life and work hard to achieve their set goals adding that the volumes of books they read in classes were written by people like them. He told the students that if their counterparts in other districts could achieve success in various fields they too could succeed in life for which they have to work with resolve and determination.  Lowang urged the parents and the teachers to play a pro-active role and contribute their mite to shape the destiny of the students. While underscoring the importance of education, PS for DoTC and SWWCD Yumsen Matey said that only if facilities and infrastructure were made available can one expect quality education. He thanked the local MLA for providing funds for construction of the auditorium.

He said that the onus of moulding  the career of the students was on the parents and the teachers apart from the efforts of the students themselves. Describing the school as a factory, Matey asked the teachers to produce quality students who would become worthy citizens of the country. He appreciated the initiatives of Tirap DC Sachin Shinde for development of the district. He assured to provide funds for electrification of the newly constructed auditorium.

In his speech the DC said that education was of paramount importance to make a person perfect and to revolutionize the society. He said that the world had become fiercely competitive saying that the average students  have not much scopes in life and asked the students and the teachers to dream big to achieve excellence in life. He asked the teachers to treat their students like their own children and work with a missionary zeal.

Earlier, the chairman of the school managing committee Nokjo Wanghop in his welcome address threw light on the pressing problems of the school and thanked the MLAs and the DC for paying attention to the school. EE,PWD, DDSE, HoDs and Panchayat leaders attended the inaugural programme. Later the PS, MLA and DC inspected the school buildings and the WRD office situated nearby. DIPRO



Unique bi-cycle expedition to ensure pollution free environment

ITANAGAR, Aug 18: A unique bi-cycle expedition to popularize the primary and one of the oldest means of human transportation was organized at Ziro Valley today.

Christened as “Tanw Leñba Bicycle Expedition”, the rally went around the villages and Ziro township.

“This expedition will help in popularizing bicycles as a mode of transport at Ziro and other parts of the state which in turn will ensure pollution free environment,” Governor of Arunachal Pradesh J. J. Singh said in his goodwill message, which was read out by Tage Habung, Aide-de-Camp to Governor, who participated as an special emissary of the Governor in the expedition.

Flagging of the expedition, T. Murtem, ADC, Ziro said that this kind of expedition should have been organized long time back. Use of bicycles in daily life will help maintain our pristine environment, he said. He urged the department of Environment and Forests to organize such event at frequent intervals.

The expedition was flagged off by Murtem along with Hibu Tadii, Divisional Forest Officer, Ziro in the morning from the Subansiri Stadium, Hapoli.

In the first leg, the cyclists braved the unpaved and rough road of 10 km from Hapoli to Manwpolyang via Swro village. Then they proceeded to Hong, Bwrw, Hari and Kalung villages to their second stop at Lajibogya where the Bulla Middle School is located. They covered villages including Reru, Nani, Tajang, Lempia and the Old Ziro town before their stop at Hija Higher Secondary School at Nenchanglya. The last leg of the expedition comprised Hija, Dutta, Mudang-Tage, Bamin-Michi and back to the DC’s office complex at Hapoli. They thus covered a distance of 31 kilometers.

The enthusiastic participants of around 50 cyclists comprised of students, government employees, tour operators and general public of all ages. As the procession in white caps and white T-shirts proceeded from village to village, crowds of curious onlookers watched all along the route. In the concluding session in the IG Park near DC’s office, the participants suggested that such expeditions should be organized from time to time.  They dispersed with a resolve to use bicycles in their daily life wherever possible. Earlier, Hibu Tatu, Chairman, Ngunu Ziro welcomed the participants and said that one objective of this expedition is to bring back the glorious years in the past when bicycles was the most popular mode of transport. He lamented that it is no longer used today, as it has been mostly replaced by motor vehicles.

The expedition was organized by Ngunu Ziro, a community-based organization in collaboration with the District Administration and Hapoli Forest Division.



Ollo students’ union conducts social awareness campaign

KHONSA, Aug 18: A week-long awareness campaign was conducted by the Ollo Students’ Union in the Ollo inhabited areas under Lazu circle from August one to create social awareness amongst the people. During the campaign the students focused on economic uplift and education.  

The President of the Union said that Lazu circle as a whole has been facing a plethora of problems mainly due to the absence of government officials in the station adding that most of the schools in the area were facing shortage of teachers and infrastructure. The students seized a number of goods  with  expired dates from the shops in Lazu market .

During the extensive tour the students visited Longbo, Senliam, Pongkong, Longliang, Liangchen, Raho, Sennyu, Lower Chinhan, Upper Chinhan, Noglo, Longkhong and Lazu villages.  They claimed to have found that use of opium was rampant in Lazu area and the people were not aware of health and hygiene. They also found out that education for girls was as good as non-existent. The students asked the parents to send their children to schools. They also dissuaded the villagers from using opium and alcohol telling them those vices could cripple the society. The students told them to accord top priority to education as without proper education no society could make any headway in any field. They advised the School Committee members, chiefs and GBs to perform their duties sincerely and impartially in the interest of the villagers.

The All Ollo Students’ Union will conduct more such awareness campaigns in future also to educate the people. DIPRO



Rumne Raseng win 1st Tamulang Taloh Memorial Volleyball Tourney

ITANAGAR, Aug 18: The young team of Rumne Raseng became champion of first ever Tamulang Taloh Memorial Volleyball Competition defeating Moying Abu team by 3-1 sets in a well contested final match at Solung Mopin ground here today.

Huge spectators thronged the Solung Mopin ground today to witness the final match which was started on August 5 last. Education Minister Bosiram Siram and high ranking officials of the state government were among those present to witness the much final game. Altogether, 10 teams vied for the coveted trophy.

Siram congratulated both the teams for their outstanding performance in the final match. He appreciated both the team for their discipline and sportsmanship. He further stated that winning is important but more important is the participation.

While lauding the role played by sports committee under sports secretary Kadum Apang, the minister expressed his hope that in future also this energetic team will play active role to promote festival through sports.

Tapang Taloh, President and Er Getom Borang, General Secretary, Solung Festival Committee, Itanagar – 2012 also spoke on the occasion.


News Impact

Cash reward stands

ITANAGAR, Aug 18: 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.


Annual development review meet

ITANAGAR, Aug 18: Various developmental issues of Lumla Sub-division were discussed in length in its Annual Development Review meeting held under the chairmanship of Parliamentary Secretary (Civil Aviation) Jambey Tashi at Gyakhid Zomkhang hall today.

Special emphasis was given on education, environment, health, law & order and maintenance of quality in developmental works.

The meeting was attended by Lumla ADC M. Nyori, EAC B Tawsik, Dudunghar CO Tashi Dhondup, Zemithang, CO Koj Tacho, OC of 117 RCC H. Reddy, Sub-Divisional HoDs, PRI members and public leaders.


Innovative Maths teaching technique

ITANAGAR, Aug 18: The All Arunachal Pradesh Private Schools Associations (AAPSA) has conducted a state level Training for Mathematics teachers of all private School at Eleazar English School here today.

The resource persons of the training Dr. Basil Koikara, Registrar of Don Bosco University, Aezra Assam highlighted different innovative Maths teaching techniques and ideas making the subject an interesting one. Many mathematics teachers of various private schools in and around the capital attended the Seminar and were greatly motivated and inspired by the session.

The session began with the lighting of lamp by AAPSA President and introduction of the resource person by Fr Cyriac Director of DBYC.


BJP to hold rally on 50 yrs of Sino-Indian war

ITANAGAR, Aug 18: On the 50th anniversary of the Sino-Indian war of 1962, the BJP would organise a rally from Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh to Guwahati in October to pay homage to those killed in the war.

The Sahid Srddhanjali Yatra would be flagged off on October 2 at Bumla in Tawang district bordering China and culminate at the Assam capital on October 5, BJP national general secretary Tapir Gao said here today.

 To be organised under the aegis of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) with the theme "Jara yaad karo qurbani", the yatra would pay homage to the 2,420 army personnel besides countless civilians who laid down their lives in the war, Gao said.

 He said the party would felicitate all the family members of the martyrs besides those living army personnel and civilians who fought the battle. PTI


Contractors place grievances

ITANAGAR, Aug 18: All Arunachal Registered Contractor Association (AARCA) in a memorandum to  Chief Minister Nabam Tuki  urged him to direct all department concerned to strictly follow the tender process while awarding works under various centrally sponsored schemes to the  contractors.

In a six-point memorandum to the CM, the AARCA said that floating of tender should be made mandatory instead of pick and choose policy for awarding works. Advocating for compulsory implementation of  CPWD and APPWD manual, the Association said  all the central Govt schemes should be executed by inviting tender. It said the deserving firms should get chance to executive the schemes.

Demanding uniform rate and package system in one project for maximum number of firms, AARCA further said that contractors’ bills should be exempted from income tax and  one only 1 per cent should be deducted from the total deposited earnest money instead of 2 per cent.

Other demands of the association included joint venture system in global tender  for local contractors and inclusion of AARCA as board member during  tender floating.


Singpho inaugurates ADO’s office at Diyun, seeks people’s cooperation

ITANAGAR, Aug 18: Parliamentary Secretary (Finance & Information Technology) C C Singpho inaugurated the ADO’s office building at Diyun yesterday.

The long-felt demand of the people of Diyun circle has been fulfilled with the inauguration of the newly constructed office building, Singpho said. The building was funded under MLA Local Area Development Fund in 2011-2012 and executed by Public Health Engineering Department (PHED).

Singpho advised the client department to take proper care of the building. He said that he has been trying his best for development of Bordumsa Diyun Assembly Constituency for which he sought support and cooperation of the people and the Govt. developmental agencies. Bordumsa ADC Kento Riba, Changlang district agriculture officer A.D. Panggam, Bordumsa EAC H. Basar, Diyun EAC D Riba,  Panchayat leaders and hosts of officials of Diyun circle attended the inaugural function, according to an official release.


A day with ‘physically challeged’ persons

ITANAGAR, Aug 18:  The Environmental Protection Society (EPS) with the motto of “Help the physically challenged” distributed 25 mattresses with pillows, warm cloths, blankets and eatable items to many beneficiaries in interior villages of Tawang district on July 16 and 17 last. This was EPS’s second programme of its kind.

The programme and items were sponsored by Gamchi Timre R. Marak, Head mistress of Edusere Sec. School East Garo Hills, Wiliamnagar, Meghalaya, Pritam Taffo, president Arunachal Pradesh Bar Association, Rohini Kumar, Free Lanser for Mrdia company, Kobyum Zirdo and many others.


Social service

ITANAGAR  Aug 18: The dwellers of Vivek Vihar sector conducted a mass social service in the sector by cleaning the area and repairing the damaged road as part of capital cleanliness drive today under the banner of Vivek Vihar Sector Committee.

The social service started from DNG College gate with the mass participation of students from DNG college, Police Colony Middle School, VRPS, VCS, VKV and all dwellers of the sector.

The road connecting Police Colony was fully repaired and a short cut road to Vivek Vihar too was also temporarily constructed. The piled up garbage were disposed off and wayside weeds/jungles cleared with the help of vehicles provided by UD and Housing department.


Women’s SHGs formed

ITANAGAR, Aug 18: Twelve new women’s Self Help Groups (SHGs) were formed in Dibang Valley district with support of NABARD recently.

Out of the 12 SHGs, 7 were formed at Anini-Mipi Block and 5 at Arzoo-Anelih Block with support of NABARD under the Scheme of Government of India for promotion of Women’s Self Help Groups in selected ‘Backward District’ of India.  

A couple of awareness programmes highlighting the importance and benefits of forming SHGs were conducted by  Athupopo Social Foundation (ASF) before formation of the SHGs.

During  an awareness  campaign  at Anini-Mipi Block, the resource persons spoke in details on SHG promotion, book keeping, saving account, bank linkage, livelihood activity for smooth functioning.  

Activity supports to SHGs from NABARD and other govt agencies were also highlighted during the awareness programme.

Similar type of awareness programme was also conducted at Anelih-Arzoo Block by ASF.


Shifting of Airport site opposed

ITANAGAR, Aug 18: The people of Banderdewa in a general public meeting held under the chairmanship of Banderdewa Circle Intellectual Forum (BCIF) president Yurum Nillo at Banderdewa today  adopted a single point resolution urging the state Govt to  drop the proposal for shifting of Greenfield airport from Karsingsa to Hollongi. The meeting was attended by panchayat leaders, NGOs, GB’s, general public and youths, the Forum informed.

While seeking justice, it urges the govt to stop the proposal and threatens that the people would launch movement if their demand is not considered.


Awareness camp cum clean drive

ITANAGAR, Aug 18:  The Wancho Students Union has conducted a series of social service cum education awareness camp at Longding, Kanubari and Pongchau recently. Many people irrespective of genders, and age right from students, teaching staff and government officials had joined the clean drive.  Many important places like hospital, magistrate offices, market areas and school premised were cleaned up during the social service, a release said. Union further emphasized on the 75 percentage of attendance in schools of the district. Further apex bodies discouraged the use of mobile phone during  schools hours.


Exposure visit

ITANAGAR, Aug 18: An exposure visit for the Self Help Group members, farmers and Panchayat leaders was organized by KVK, Geku, Upper Siang on August 16 and they were taken to the field of a progressive farmer near Sikam where persimmon plants (Diospyros kaki) are grown. Parliamentary Secretary JK Panggeng also attended the programme.

The subject matter specialists explained about various horticulture technology and integrated pisciculture to the benefit of the farmers. They also gave emphasis on soil testing before any crop cultivation.

The entire programme was organized by KVK programme coordinator Dr Indu and coordinated by Dr J.K.Singh with recommendation of the parliamentary secretary.


Ex-servicemen appeal for age relaxation

ITANAGAR, Aug 18: All India Central Para Military Forces Ex – Servicemen Welfare Association State Committee Arunachal Pradesh (AICPMFE WASCAP), in a letter addressed to Director General Police, Arunachal Pradesh appealed for relaxation in height and qualification criteria for its members, especially those, who have retired from defense and central para military forces under MHA, in recruitment of AAPBn and IRBn.

The AICPMFE WASCAP, in its letter claimed that some of its member candidates, who have applied for recruitment in AAPBn and IRBn, have been rejected by Board Members at Upper Siang (Yingkiong) and East Kameng (Seppa) due to non-fulfillment of the two required criteria.


Preparation on for DK memorial open badminton

ITANAGAR  Aug 18: Preparation is going on in war footing at Raj Bhawan Badminton Court here to conduct the first Dorjee Khandu Memorial State Open Badminton Championship -2012 from August 20. next.

Reportedly, teams from far-flung administrative headquarters and districts have already reached Itanagar to participate in the competition.






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

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