Ziro, Aug 23: “The enactment of the RTI Act, 2005 is a landmark event in the history
of independent India, to promote transparency and accountability in every sphere
of public life by removing the veil of secrecy which is vital for any democracy,”
said Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Taru Talo.
The DC was speaking on the inaugural function of the 3-day sensitization programme
on RTI for ministerial staff of Lower Subansiri district.
Participation in governance is the heart of any successful democracy. Public involvement
enhances the quality of governance, he said while exhorting the participants to take
the maximum benefit of the opportunity. Exercising self discipline in the office
premises, being punctual and performing the duties assigned with dedication and sincerity
will take you places, he advised the staffs present.
Such mass awareness/ training and capacity building for effective implementation
of the provisions of the Act is vital to achieve its objectives, said Talo while
expressing his contentment on the 100% attendance of the participants. Knowledge
is power, so learn and disseminate whatever you learn from this training not only
to your subordinates but also to your bosses, he added while accepting the fact that
he does not hesitate to consult his juniors whenever in doubt.
Welcoming the participants and the resource persons, EAC Taso Gambo requested the
participants to attend the training on all the days and extract the maximum benefit.
The training will cover topics like Impact of RTI on good governance and transparency,
Role of RTI for affiliation of domestic Violation Act, Interference and importance
in the context of Arunachal Pradesh, RTI rules Arunachal Pradesh,2005 and Grievances
redressal mechanism and role of State Information Commission, Role of print and electronic
media for dissemination of RTI in Arunachal Pradesh. DIPRO
Karnataka CM ready to visit NE to instill confidence
Students urged to return and join educational institutions
Guwahati/ Itanagar, Aug 23: Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar today said
if the situation demands, he was ready to visit the seven North Eastern states to
instill confidence among the people.
"The world knows Karnataka as a peace loving state and Bangalore as Mini-India, where
people from all cultures and all places live happily and peacefully," Shettar said
in a statement, which was made available here.
He appealed to the people of North East to stay back without any inhibitions, adding
there was no fear.
The state government has taken all measures to safeguard the interests of the people
of the North Eastern States residing in Karnataka and there has been no untoward
incident reported, so far, except for verbal threats that have created a sense of
fear among the people.
"My colleagues have visited the railway station and have appealed to the fleeing
population to stay back and police have been instructed to provide adequate security
to all people living in the State, especially to the people of the North Eastern
origin," he added.
Director General of Police Lal Rokhuma Pachuau, who also hails from Mizoram, has
sent a SMS personally to every one in the state assuring of fear-free environment.
"Muslim leaders from the state have also given a call for peace and harmony during
their Friday prayers and assured full solidarity to their North Eastern brethren,"
the statement said.
Deputy Chief Minister R Ashok, who also holds the portfolios of Home and Transport,
has gone on night patrol in areas where there is concentration of North Eastern population
to instill confidence in them.
The Chief Minister has appealed that as there is no threat perception to any citizen
of the North East and they can return to the State to pursue their studies or pursue
their work, as before, without lending their ears to rumours.
It is worth mentioning here that a good will team from Arunachal Pradesh headed
by MP Takam Sanjoy had called on Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister R. Ashok on Sunday
last and appealed for full proof security to NE students. While appealing to the
parents not to panic and call their children back home, Ashok reportedly assured
that the administration would relax by 80 percent attendance of the students to compensate
the losses during the absent period so that they do not suffer for none of their
Meanwhile, the directorate of Higher and Technical Education, Arunachal Pradesh Govt
has urged the students who are pursuing higher education in South India and other
states of the country to return immediately and join the institutions as the situation
becomes normal now.
The Chief Minister had already spoken to his counterparts in rumour-effected states
regarding safety and security of the students, informed H & TE joint director Dr
T Padu and requested the students who leave for their respective institution.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Students Union of Tamil Nadu (ASUT) in a release informed that
the Arunachal Pradesh Good will team headed by the MP Takam Sanjoy urged the Arunachalee
students in Tamil Nadu not to believe in rumour.
The Good will team along the executive of the ASUT met Tamil Nadu chief secretary,
Home Secretary and DGP recently. During the meeting, they requested the NE students
not to leave Tamil Nadu. DGP also revealed the security measures has been taken for
safety of NE students, the union informed.
A team of the ASUT also met various organizational leaders in Tamil Nadu including
BJP president, ABVP and VHP leaders as a confidence building measures. The leaders
requested the NE students not to leave Tamil Nadu and assured safety and security
of NE students, the union said.
The Union requested all the parents to send their children back. Parents may contact
Assistant cultural secretary of the Union Sonam Dorjee Thongchi on M No: 08124447381
for any help.
Miao Police continue to haunt drug peddlers
MIAO, Aug 23: Based on credible information, Miao police team comprising of Deputy
Superintendent of Police Mihin Gambo (SDPO), SI Anand Roy OC, Sub-Inspector R N Jha,
with Constables raided the house of one Nongown Tingwa alias Lohit Nong Singpho at
Miao Civil Power Colony and apprehended two drugs peddlers along with the house owner
for proving guilty of possessing drug substances.
Atleast 3 gm of brown sugar in three paper packets were recovered from the possession
of one Wangkhu Wangsu (46 yrs), a resident of Civil Power line, Miao. Another, 32
gm of brown sugar along with 3 mobile phones was recovered from the possession of
one Indong Lalot Singpho (19 yrs) of Khagam Singpho village. Consequent upon recovery
of brown sugar, mobile phones and cash amount of sell proceed, they were immediately
arrested and police initiated a suo-moto case vide Miao PS Case NO. 31/12 U/S 18
In another crackdown, a joint team led by DSP (SDPO) Mihin Gambo himself along with
Lady Circle Inspector Tojee Singpho, OC Anand Roy, Company Commander 171 F-coy CRPF
Miao, Civil Police, 2nd IRBN and CRPF in the presence of Magistrate Rakesh Rai CO
Miao conducted unannounced raid at Namphai-I and Namphai-II under Miao PS during
which a huge quantities of IMFL and Beer were recovered from road side liquor shops.
Namphai-I & II area is in the grip of illicit liquor and drunkards often create nuisances.
The shops in the area are purely involved in illegal business of selling liquors.
All the seized liquors were destroyed in the presence of public and executive magistrate.
The Singpho Development Society and Miao Mothers Association have welcomed the actions
of the police but sounded critical for releasing peddlers and addicts on bail.
SAI assures support for promotion of sports in Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: Sports Authority of Arunachal (SAA) Chairman Tapok Taku, Vice Chairman
Likha Tara and Member Secretary DK called on Director General of Sports Authority
of India (SAI), Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Gopal Krishna and other
officers of the Directorate in New Delhi today and discussed various issues related
to development of sports sector in Arunachal Pradesh.
The SAA Chairman Taku apprised the SAI Director General about the interest and initiative
taken by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki for all round development of games and sports
by approving the state’s Sports Policy recently.
The Chairman and his team requested the SAI Director General for considering some
SAI schemes for implementation in Arunachal Pradesh and also to depute coaches for
various sports disciplines.
After having a patience hearing, the SAI Director General has assured for development
of state-of-art infrastructure for running “Special Area Games Centre” in Arunachal
Pradesh for which he has asked the SAA Chairman to provide required land within three
months. The Chairman and his team is expected to call on Union Minister Youth Affairs
and Sports (Independent) Ajay Makan tomorrow to request him for sanctioning necessary
fund for development of sports infrastructures in Arunachal Pradesh.
Renovate defunct micro hydel projects in Upper Siang: AdiSU
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: The Adi Students Union (AdiSU) in a letter to Chief Engineer, Hydropower
department urged him to take immediate steps for renovation of all the defunct micro
hydel projects in Upper Siang district.
Despite having 13 micro hydropower stations under the hydropower department with
adequate capacity to supply electricity to Yingkiong and whole of the district, Upper
Subansiri is still reeling under darkness, the Union resented.
Blaming the state Govt and the department concerned for step motherly treatment to
the people of the district, the Union further said that developmental activities
come to a halt in the area due to lack of adequate power supply.
It urged the CE to intervene into the matter for early renovation of defunct micro
hydel power houses of the district and requested him to direct the concerned authority
to use the renovation fund judiciously.
In a separate letter to the Director of School Education, the Union appealed him
to direct the newly posted teachers at Jengging higher secondary school to join their
The union alleged that Jengging higher secondary school is not functioning smoothly
from the date of its upgradation due to shortage of senior teachers. Even the four
senior teachers who have been posted against Jengging higher secondary school by
state government did not turn up to join their duty till date. The AdiSU also urged
the Chief Secretary to return the unused land to public which was donated to the
Govt for establishment of the divisional commissioner (East) office and other department
at Jaipur, Namsai.
The local people of Namsai had donated 450 acres of land in 1990 for establishment
of Commissioner office and other department. However, out of 450 acres only 110
acres has been used for establishment of Polytechnic College, government higher secondary
school, FCI Godown and other government establishment by state government and most
of the donated land are kept unused.
It appealed to the chief secretary to give direction to the authority to return the
unused 340 acres to villagers as per the meeting held in April last.
APFCL for PPP mode in rubber plantation
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: The Board of Directors of Arunachal Pradesh Forest Corporation
Ltd (APFCL), in its 142nd meeting today discussed on various ongoing activities of
the Corporation and laid emphasis for raising Rubber plantation in PPP mode for rendering
financial benefit to the local people as well as to put their excess land to commercial
Highlighted that present financial condition of APFCL, which dwindled down after
since imposition of ban on timber operation by Supreme Court in December 1996, the
meeting also discussed to rename the Forest Corporation to widen its sphere of activities
which may improve socio-economic condition of the local people by generating job
opportunities as well as to enrich financial condition of this Corporation.
The Chairman of the APFCL Tani Loffa expressed his view that the Corporation may
go for a Joint Venture or in Partnership business which may be helpful to achieve
the aim and objects of the Corporation.
The meeting was attended by Jabring Venia, Vice Chairman of APFCL, Dr. Avinash Kumar,
Managing Director & Director, APFCL, Yogesh, Addl. PCCF (Env & Forests), K Leki,
Deputy Secretary (Finance) as representative of PCCF & Principal Secretary (E&F)
and Special Secretary (Finance) respectively, B Banerjee, IFS, DM(HQ), G. Rime, DM(CD),
T. Gapak, Member Secretary, Medicinal Plants Board and P.K. Maskara, CA.
Anti-drug campaign in Dibang Valley
ROING, Aug 23: Zilla Parishad Member (ZPM) of Iduli Anjite Menjo exhorted the youths
to desist themselves from drug addiction and rebuild the society by fighting the
menace, which has destroyed the very fabric of the society.
A survey report conducted by the Frontline Magazines Group in the year 2010 revealed
that 20 % of the youths in the age group of 16-24 years of the district addicted
to drugs, especially opium, he informed the huge gathering on the launching of the
first ever anti-drugs campaign by the Dibang Anti-Drugs Campaign Committee in collaboration
with the District Administration in the school auditorium of Govt. Hr. Sec. School
here on August 21.
He further informed that 95% of the opium comes from the neighboring districts Lohit
and Anjaw, where Poppy Crops are grown in vast area of more than 10,000 hectares.
He also informed that 7-8 drug peddlers presently are active in the district most
of whom are women whose monthly business crosses Rs 15 lakh.
C J Gogoi, Project Director, De-Addiction Centre, TCRC informed that 73.2 million
peoples in India are drug users and in North – East India, the number is double that
of the national average. Most of the youths fall into the addiction out of curiosity
and experimentation due to peer pressure. He also dwelt at length on the harmful
effects of drugs abuse and appealed every conscious citizen to create awareness on
drugs among the people and educate them eradicate this evil from the society.
Dr C S Namchoom, TCRC informed that opium contains up to 12 % morphine (Alkaloid)
which are processed chemically to produce heroin, which is used as drugs and fermented
heroin are known as brown sugar. Opium derivatives are normally used as pain killer
injection in medical sciences, he informed. He also explained in details about physical
and psychological symptoms of drug users and rare (serious) symptoms like cardiac
arrhythmia, stroke, suicide attempts, seizures and excessive dehydration. He also
told how a drug addicts suffer financial loss, losses his self-esteem, friends and
become a social outcast at the end.
Tewa Manpong, Counsellor (TCRC), who gave up drugs after more than 18 years of addiction,
narrated his bitter experiences during those days. He exhorted the youths to abstain
from any form of drugs and also to support and extend help in the form of counseling
and informing about the rehabilitation centers to those who are already addicted
Advocate Gote Mega dealt with the legal aspects of the drug addicts. He informed
that any person whoever misuse drugs and abuse it bringing negative consequences
in the society and whoever sell or buy any prohibited drugs is liable to be booked
under the Illicit Trafficking and Narcotic Drugs Act of the country.
Similar Anti-Drug Campaigns was organized at Govt. Secondary School, Mayu yesterday.
The DADCC is planning to conduct such campaigns in different corners of the district
with support from the District Administration.
Hence, it is the onus of every responsible citizen of the district to response to
such call of this Anti-Drug Committee and the District Administration by supporting
and extending helping hand for the cause of the society and to safeguard the future
generation before it is too late.
Hosts of Resource Persons from Treatment cum Rehabilitation Centre (TCRC), Arunachal
Pradesh, Palividyapeet Society, Chowkham deals with various aspects of drug addicts.
Booth level Convention cum ID distribution
MIAO Aug 23: All good work get recognized and never goes un-noticed, said Kamlung
Mossang, Minister for Geology and Mining, Food and Civil Supplies and Art & Culture
while speaking to the youths at the first Booth level Convention cum ID distribution
programme of 50- Miao Assembly Youth Congress here at Miao Community Hall on August
Speaking as the chief guest, he called upon the youths to work at the grassroots
level and strive for a clean and developed society. He further pointed out that patience
is the key to a successful life.
One must be hardworking, sincere and earnest person to go ahead in life as a people’s
representative, Mossang said.
Youths have to play a critical role for the betterment of the congress party and
the society as a whole said Sethai Sena, President Changlang District Congress Committee.
He assured full support and guidance from the parental body on various social activities
that are on the pipeline to be taken up by the Youth Congress.
Sethai expressed approval on the works carried out by the 50-Miao AYC so far. This
is the first time that we have seen Youth Congress working actively in the area,
Development of the area is in the hands of the youths as they are the backbone of
the society said Nitu Singpho president Miao BBC.
She said that youth congress was never this active before in the area. With youths
being so active it is a sign of progress.
‘Yuva for the masses’ is our mantra said Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress General
Secretary Nabam Nikam while speaking on the occasion.
As in-charge of Changlang district, he called upon the youths to work for the progress
of the party.
While congratulating the AYC for the good work carried out so far, he urged them
to continue to do more for the welfare of the people.
Youths should involve oneself in the developmental activities and shun the use of
drugs and opium said James Jugli president Lok Sabha East Youth Congress.
50-Miao AYC president Pengli Taidong submitted a three-point memorandum to the minister
urging for establishing a youth office at Miao besides appealing for a desktop computer
and Fax machine to carry out party works. Mossang has assured to look into the demands
placed by the youths at the earliest.
Pinna Kitnal Muklom PYC general Secretary and Chamun Latem PYC secretary were also
present on the occasion.
To mark the birth anniversary of late Rajiv Gandhi, a peace rally in the township
was also organized despite heavy rains.
Another Booth level Convention cum ID distribution was held at Bordumsa town club
on August 18.
Attending the meeting C C Singpho, Parliamentary Secretary Finance and IT said that
Youths are the backbone of the society and urged the youths to be more pro-active
and do social activities at the grass root level.
Ong yun Maio, President, Bordumsa-Diyun Assembly Youth Congress submitted a memorandum
requesting for sanction of Youth Congress office building at Bordums, a Computer
set along with printer, a Fax machine and financial aids and support.
The president further urged for funds to carry out activities like creating awareness
campaign against opium addiction, illiteracy and AIDS.
Nabam Nikam, PYC general secretary cum in-charge of Changlang, Pinna Kitnal Muklom
PYC general Secretary, James Jugli, president Lok sabha East and Jamenso Kri Lok
Sabha East general secretary cum in-charge of Changlang, BCC president Jaujanong
Singpho, ZPMs Sindunong Singpho, Ramesh Chandra Deori, Anchal chairperson Tongko
Singpho, District Vigilance Cell chairman Mayong Maio, Rajiv Gandhi Panchayati Raj
Sangthan general secretary Innem Gam Singpho were also present.
PPDFPSDWA statement evokes mixed reaction
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: The Subordinate Supply Officers’ Welfare Association (SSOWA) has
strongly supported the voice raised by the Papum Pare District Fair Price Shop
Dealers Welfare Association (PPDFPSDWA) and PDS wholesale nominee -cum- carriage
contractors opposing bifurcation of DFCSO office without sanctioned post.
While endorsing various other issues including demand for re-distribution of surplus
officials raised by these two organizations , SSOWA alleged that most of the senior
officers posted in the office of the director of food and civil supply are tainted
officers and some of the officers have been in same office for more than 15 to 20
Earlier, both the FP shop dealers and carriage contractors questioned some of the
senior officers of the department concerned for allegedly instigating infighting
amongst the officers of the same department to serve their vested interest.
SSOWA also urged the department concerned to streamline the transfer and posting
policy so that all the officers get equal justice in the department.
On the other hand, the Capital Complex Fair Price Shop Dealers’ Welfare Association
(CCFPSDWA) opposed the press statement of the Papum Pare FP shop dealers. It
said bifurcation of DFCSO office and transfer and posting of the officials are purely
prerogative of the state Govt and the organizations duo should not interfere in it.
Demonstration on bio-mass briquetting technology
Tawang, Aug. 23: A demonstration of bio-mass briquetting technology was organized
by the Tawang Forest Division on August 21.
The demonstration was given by the technicians of Green Energy Ltd., a Dehradun based
DC Tawang, HoDs of Tawang District, NGOs and public attended the demonstration.
The entire process was demonstrated in detail. The process essentially consists of
anaerobic combustion of biomass. In this step, a precaution has to be taken to ensure
that anaerobic conditions are maintained and the biomass is burned to char and not
ash. The charred biomass is then cooled and mixed with a binder which may be cow
dung or finely sieved soil. Finally the mixture is pulverized and extruded to form
briquettes. The briquettes are then sundried for two days before use.
The demonstration was well appreciated by the DC Tawang, HoDs, NGOs and public.
DFO Tawang informed that more demonstrations are to be given to the public to popularize
about the forest saving device.Departments such as DRDA and Industries can also popularize
this technology through various schemes; hydropower developers and other large organizations
may be issued directives not to use firewood for heating and cooking purposes. The
briquettes can be procured from the producers and supplied to all their officers,
staff quarters and labour camps.
Similar demonstration was also organized during the Disaster management training
held at Zomkang Hall Tawang on 23.08.12.
Meanwhile, Tawang DC Kemo Lollen who also is the chairman of the Kendra Vidhalaya
Monitoring Committee, today held a review meeting to assess the progress of the various
developmental process of the KV Tawang.
Urging the members for timely execution of the projects in the school, he asked the
members to speed up the work of essential and necessary projects.
The Principal KV Tawang gave a detailed information on the various projects completed
and those that require completion.
Departmental engineers and the members of the KV School Tawang attended the meeting.
Coordination meeting of Cong and PR leaders
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: For the first time an introductory cum coordination meeting of
the frontal wings of block Congress Committee, 18th Palin assembly constituency and
PRI members with MLA of Palin constituency Takam Pario and Zilla Parishad Chairperson
of Kurung Kumey Tarh Talo was organized on 17th of this month at Nyokum Hall, Palin.
Besides members of BCC, AYC, BMCC, Seva Dal, DCC Kurung Kumey district, GP Chairpersons,
ASM’s, chairperson Anchal samities and ZPM’s of Palin, Yangte, Chambang and Gangte-Tarak
Lengdi were also present in the meeting which was chaired by Taring Kumar, President
BCC 18th Palin assembly constituency.
During the meeting, ZPMs present appealed the local MLA to allow grass root level
workers to implement various developmental schemes independently. MLA Takam Pario
assured full cooperation to BCC and PRI members regarding implementation of developmental
schemes. He further urged party members to maintain unity to make party strong.
Preparations afoot to celebrate ‘Central Solung Fest’
RUKSIN, Aug 23: Preparations are afoot for grand celebration of the Central Solung
Festival at Sille-Oyan circle from September 10 to 13 next.
The secretary of 'Solung Festival Celebration Committee' Boken Pao informed that
the three-day programme includes various discussions, cultural competitions and eminent
citizens of the state are invited to the occasion. He also informed that committee
members are assigned to their own duties and responsibilities for smooth conduct
of the celebration.
The overall preparation works are going on under supervision of Sille block ZPM Okiyam
Gao and Sille-Oyan Circle Officer Ayeng Perme. Eminent political leaders and government
officials are being invited to the occasion as guests.
Solung, the main agricultural festival of the Adis usually commences on the first
day of September every year. The Solung festival is celebrated centrally after the
end of its celebration at house/ village level.
Workshop on Visual Art at JNV Goju
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: A month’s long workshop on Visual Art organized by Jawahar Navodaya
Vidyalaya, Goju under Bordumsa began yesterday in the Vidyalaya campus yesterday.
Inaugurating the workshop, Bordumsa ADC Kento Riba exhorted the participant students
to reap benefit of the workshop as much as they can to enhance their aesthetic sense
in the field of visual arts, specially in bamboo craft, clay modeling, water and
pastel colouring techniques and use of waste materials easily available in our surroundings.
He told the gatherings that the main thrust of the workshop would be concentrated
to highlight the indigenous weaving, embroidery of Singpho community under the able
guidance of Jamaiko Singpho, a veteran local loin-loom expert, who is also the resource
person of the workshop, besides Rajen Khound a renowned Visual Art expert from Tinsukia
The function was attended by S.N. Singpho, ZPM, Tongko Singpho, Anchal Samity Chairperson,
R.T. Singpho and hosts of officers and officials and public of Bordumsa besides the
principal JNV Goju with his team of teachers.
The students of the Vidyalaya presented a colourful cultural programme on the occasion.
This workshop is sponsored and funded by the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samity New Delhi.
All together 50 students are participating in the workshop.
DK Memorial State Open Badminton C’ship
Laa Yajum beat Gita Karki to win Women’s Open Singles title
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: Laa Yajum beat Gita Karki in straight 21-18, 21-13 sets to win
the Women’s Open Singles title in the first Dorjee Khandu Memorial State Open Badminton
Championship here today.
Gita pairing with Pinki Karki defeated Taring Yania-Binpi Lendo 21-10, 21-13 and
lifted Women’s open doubles title.
Akshay Raito beat Laa Takum 21-13, 21-11 and won the Boys U-15 Singles title while
Laa Takum defeated Lunku Sih 21-8, 21-17 to win the U-13 Boys Single title
Likha Moni Mein beat Taw Aniya 21-18 21-14 to win the Women’s 30+ open singles
title while the doubles title in this category was won by the pair of Taw Yania and
Pema Laden defeating Likha Moni Mein and Boni Yupu in two straight sets of 21-7,
The duo of Leeta Mele and Mary Jida of Lohit beat the pair of Enjoya Missaya and
Inu Lombi of Dibang Valley 21-7, 21-14, 21-8 to win the title of Inter-district
The event which started on August 20th with massive participation from all over the
state is slated to finish tomorrow. It is worth mentioning that the badminton court
is flooded with spectators during the game.
While winners of all categories will be felicitated with cash prize, trophy and certificates,
they will be sent to participate in the zonal level competitions also.
Cash reward stands
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: 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.
‘Start recruitment process, says unions
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: The Wancho Students Union and All Tutsa Students Union have written
to Chief Minister Nabam Tuki to advertise the remaining post of sub-inspector and
telecom operator under Arunachal Pradesh Police for Tirap, Changlang and Longding
districts at the earliest. Union claimed that recruitment process was to be carried
out along with ongoing recruitment for constable but state govt has not done. They
called upon state govt to fill the remaining posts at the earliest so that unemployed
youths get job opportunities.
2 die in road mishap
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: In a tragic road accident two persons died on the spot while two
other sustained grievous injury when their car (Alto) bearing Regn number AR-05-1600
in which they were travelling from Bhalukpong to Itanagar collided head on with a
truck near Chandamari under Helam police station in Assam this afternoon.
The deceased were identified as Gegung Tagio, 35, serving as constable in Bhalukpong
police station and Yasam Rangmo, 26, according to Halem police sources.
The injured persons have been rushed to Kelta hospital. Later, they were referred
to Guwahati for better treatment, informed Halem PS SI TC Das.
RGU seeks Govt intervention for appointment of regular VC
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: Rajiv Gandhi University Students’ Union (RGUSU) has sought the
intervention of Arunachal Pradesh Governor and Chief Minister for immediate appointment
of a regular Vice Chancellor at Rajiv Gandhi University here.
The university has been left without a regular Vice Chancellor since resignation
of Prof. David R. Syiemliehin in June 2012 which has hampered the university's efforts
to become the kind of institution it aspired to be. Every policy and development
initiative made by the former VC for development of the university came to a complete
halt due to absence of a regular VC, the memorandum submitted to both the Governor
and the Chief Minister said..
The RGUSU has criticized the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India
for accepting the resignation of Prof. R. Syiemliehin as VC and his subsequent appointment
as a member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) after he joined the university
as regular VC only on September 5, 2011.
Complaint against absentee teacher
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: Claiming that one of the junior teachers of government middle
school Yatong under Manchal circle in Anjaw district is yet to be reported in duty,
Pangung Welfare Society today appealed to the secretary education to give direction
to said teacher for joining duty immediately at posting place. Society further claimed
that the teacher has not been performing her duty since last two years.
PPUEA opposes job regularization
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: Papum Pare Unemployed Engineers Association (PPUEA) has appealed
to the Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA) not to regularize the
service of contractual junior engineers.
Claiming that department concerned has taken step for regularization of services
of 15 JEs who were appointed on contract basis, the Association in a complaint
letter to the APEDA opposed regularization of service without conducting interview
under recruitment rules.
Such move of the authorities will demoralize the deserving and genuine unemployed
youths of the state, it said and appealed the authorities to give job opportunities
to genuine candidates.
‘No scope for malpractices’
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: AIGP (Recruitment), PHQ, Vijay Kumar has rubbished the reported
leakage of question papers set for APPBn/IRBn recruitment tests.
He advised the candidates not to be misled by the rumours going round that some question
papers of last recruitment held in Tirap area are being circulated by unscrupulous
There is no scope for malpractices like question paper leakage, he added.
District Level Governor’s Quiz competition held
PASIGHAT, Aug 23: The district level governor’s quiz competition was organized by
the education department at the Bharat Scout and Guide auditorium, Pasighat today
under the chairmanship of Besing Tamuk, Principal IGJ-HSS. All together 28 students
from 14 secondary and Hr. secondary schools of East Siang participated with full
zeal and enthusiasm.
The DEM-HSS stood first in the competition while Mebo-HSS and Ruksin-HSS secured
the 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.
Attending programme, Tani Talom, DDSE exhorted the students to focus their energy
on creative and positive activities. He further informed that the winning team will
participate in the state level competition to be held in Itanagar soon. He gave away
cash prizes and certificates to the winners and participants. DIPRO
APYA celebrates foundation day
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: All Puroik Youth Association celebrated its foundation day at Upper
Tipi Nallah with pomp and gaiety on 20th August. Upper Tipi Nallah village was established
in 2005-06 for Puroik community.
Speaking on the occasion R. Rakshap, Extra Assistant Commissioner (EAC) Bhalukpong
stressed on the importance of education and health care for the socio-economic development
of the community. He further advised the villagers to engage themselves in cultivation
of local vegetable for their livelihood.
Former All Puroik Welfare Society president Adang Yachu in his address urged the
youth leaders of the community to shoulder responsibility and bring socio-economic
awareness among the community. Among the members present on occasion were Kashok
Halley and Kapit Bechang president and general secretary of All Puriok Welfare Society.
Meanwhile, in a representation to Extra Assistant Commissioner All Puriok Youth Association
sought basic amenities and other infrastructural developments at the new settlement
area of the Puriok community at Tipi Nallah.
JNC conducts health awareness program
PASIGHAT, Aug 23: A health awareness programme sponsored by UGC for extension activities
on Drug addiction and Hepatitis was conducted in the JN College auditorium today.
Attending programma, both the Deputy Commissioner RK Mishra and District Medical
Officer Dr. M Perme highlighted about harmful affects of drugs abuse and advised
the students to abstain from taking drugs. The DC and DMO due also cautioned the
students about Hepatitis B.
Dr. Dilip Dutta SMO (SG) and Dr. Nyaru Kadu MO (Medicine) both from CHC Ruksin shared
their experiences and suggestions as resource persons during the open discussion/interaction
Awareness programme on biodiversity conservation
PASIGHAT, Aug 23: An awareness programme for conservation of flora and fauna in and
around D Ering Wildlife Sanctuary was held at Misamara village under Jonai Sub-division
of Assam on August 21.
The programme was led by John Apum, Director General, Ecological Biodiversity Conservational
Force of Arunachal Pradesh (EBCF-AP). The programme was highly appreciated by the
local people of Misamara and youths have agreed to co-operate in conserving the biodiversity
in their areas which is an extension of D Ering Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam.
After the programme, the team of EBCF-AP was taken to see the nesting site of birds
great Cormorants, Bengal Florican which were eye catching, informed Apum. It’s hoped
that such efforts would go a long way in conservation of rich flora and fauna along
Arunachal-Assam boundary of D Ering Wildlife Sanctuary.
Post subject teachers
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: All Sagalee Students’ Union in a letter to Deputy Director of School
Education said the middle school Leporiang was upgraded to secondary school in 2008
by state government but the said school is running without subject teacher since
The students of the school are now facing tremendous problem in their education due
to shortage of subject teachers.
The union appealed to the DDSE to immediately post sufficient subject teachers at
Secondary school Leporiang and threaten to launch movement against the authority
if their demand is not fulfilled.
T-20 cricket tourney
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: The 2nd edition of the TPL-T20 (Teachers Premiere League) Cricket
tournament of the Palin/Yangte will begin on August 30 at general ground, New Palin,
Kurung Kumey. The week-long tournament will conclude on the Teachers’ Day (Sept
39 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Release the transferred officer
We would like to request the Govt. and the East Kameng Deputy Commissioner to immediately
release the Deputy Director (ICDS) Seppa, Lian Moyee, who has been transferred from
Seppa to Koloriang under Kurung Kumey District.
Her transfer order had been issued by Govt. vide Order No. SWCD-45/2008(E), Dated
3rd August ‘12. We had vigorously taken up the case of her transfer and the Govt.
had been kind enough to listen to our genuine plea and ordered her transfer.
However, despite almost a month after issue of the said order, the said officer is
yet to be released from Seppa under the pretext of medical leave and with the active
support of the Deputy Commissioner. Instead of medical leave, the said officer is
found to be running from pillar to post at Itanagar lobbying to cancel her transfer
Hence, we request the Govt. and the East Kameng Deputy Commissioner to release the
said officer immediately in public interest and to maintain congenial official-public
harmony at the District.
9-Chayang Tajo Anchal Block
12-Bana Anchal Block.
Anchal Samitee Member
10-Seppa Assembly Constituency
Basic facilities and Pakke Kassang people
Arunachal Pradesh State Transport (APST) Bus Service to Pakke Kessang was flagged
off at Itanagar half decade ago by then Pakke Kessang MLA Techi Hemu. After couple
of days, the Bus service was withdrawn with a excuse that the road to Pakke Kessang
was not in motorable condition.
At present, the road to Pakke Kessang is much better than before, but there is no
APST bus service. We urge the department concerned to clarify the matter as the
growing population prefer public transport system[APST] more than that of private.
We also request the health minister to look into the poor health care service in
Pakke Kessang Health Center due to shortage of doctors and subordinate staff. Out
of two doctors, one has been transferred without any reliever which is not acceptable
and the other one is busy in training for months together.
Many a times the issue on power crisis in the Pakke Kessang area has been brought
to the notice of higher authorities but to no avail. It is hard to believe that despite
very near to state capital, Itanagar, the Pakke Kessang Circle is still reeling under
It (Pakke Kessang] has one Mini Hydel Power Station. But it fails to supply electricity
as per the demand of growing number of today’s population. Therefore, we earnestly
request the state government and Power Department in particular to make Sub-Station
at Sagalee functional at earliest from which the electricity could be supply to Pakke
Kessang and constant disruption of power in Sagalee and its adjoining areas will
also be solved simultaneously. For electrification, the poles and wire-lines have
already been in place at Pakke Kessang upto the connection point at Rupung village
in Papum Pare District.
Hago Hina Nabum
12th Pakke Kessang Youth Forum (PKYF)
Revised policy to overcome HIV & TB epidemics
WHO has launched its revised policy on collaborative TB/HIV activities recently.
The new policy is based on the latest scientific evidence generated from randomized
controlled trials and observational studies in the field of TB and HIV and country
experiences implementing the Interim Policy.
The Interim policy provided a highly effective framework for implementing partners
and donors to focus their resources. More than 100 countries fully adopted the Interim
Policy, measured by HIV testing of at least half of TB patients identified and it
is estimated that 910,000 lives have been saved globally.
The increased uptake of the interim policy has resulted in more than 60 per cent
of the total number of TB patients estimated to have HIV were diagnosed and registered
in HIV care in 2010, compared with less than 15% in 2005.
TB screening among people living with HIV increased 12-fold from 200,000 in 2005
to 2.3 million in 2010. The number of people living with HIV without active TB receiving
isoniazid-preventive therapy increased from 26,000 in 2005 to 180, 000 in 2010.
The new policy emphasises the importance of establishing mechanisms for the delivery
of integrated TB and HIV services at the same place and time, as well as promoting
integration within other health programmes such as maternal and child health, and
harm reduction services.
The update is a compilation of existing WHO guidelines for addressing HIV-related
TB. It also includes extensive reviews of the evidence on key questions such as the
benefits of HIV testing in patients with presumptive or diagnosed TB, and their partners
Implementation of this revised policy will enable to make major advances in efforts
to overcome HIV and TB epidemics as set out in the Global Plan to Stop TB and the
Global health sector strategy on HIV/AIDS, 2011-2015.