August 07

Minam FC beat Delong Yameng FC 1-0

ITANAGAR, Aug 06: Minam FC beat Delong Yameng FC by solitary goal in the first ever Solung Football Tournament organized by Solung Festival Committee Itanagar at DNGC playground here today.

The all important goal was scored by Oyut Boko in 53 minutes.

Tagom Tamut was adjudged player of the day.

Siang United FC will lock horns with Dillung FC tomorrow at 3.30pm.


Chimpu Sporting Club demolish Bullet FC 7-0

ITANAGAR, Aug 06: Chimpu Sporting Club FC demolished Bullet FC 7-0 in the 7 Warriors 9th Independence Running Trophy—2013 at KV No Playground here today.

Takesh Hari scored two goals while Tai Thomas, Taching Dodum, Lesi Punyo, Takhe Yapa and Marpak Doni netted a goal each.

Earlier, VVFC and Satam Kame FC played out 3-3 draw in the first match of the day.

Taba Zirzo (2) and Tailyeng Rebia (1) were the scorers for VVFC. For Satam Kame FC, Lungte Tao scored one goal and Hillang Arot two in the drawn match.

Today’s matches

1.   Chandnagar FC vs Service 11

2.   Spartan GHYC vs ACVYA.


Volleyball tournament

ITANAGAR, Aug 06: The 10 days district level volleyball tournament for both men and women organized by department of sports and youth affairs and district administration, Anjaw began yesterday to promote games and sports activities.

Twenty-three teams—14 men and 9 women -- are in fray for the tournament.

The final matches will be played on August 15.

The inaugural function was attended by Deputy Commissioner Dully Kamduk, Hawai-Walong Anchal Chairperson Chenumlu Khamblai, HoDs and Panchayat members were also present on the occasion.


AdiSU concerned over  delay in renovation of Sirnyup MH


PASIGHAT, Aug 06: Adi Students’ Union (AdiSU) has expressed strong resentment over inordinate delay in renovation of Sirnyup Micro Hydel at Jenggin in Upper Siang district.

The hydel project is lying defunct for the last couple of months causing acute power shortage.

According to AdiSU sources, the authority did not renovate the hydel project despite repeated pleas. Angry over apathetic attitude of the authority in maintaining the hydel project the Upper Siang unit of AdiSU has called “12-hour Yingkiong town bandh” tomorrow from 5 to register their protest against the authority’s inaction.

The union has threatened the authority of more rigorous democratic movement if their demand for early renovation of the micro hyldel goes unheard.


Another  spouse of accused speaks out

ITANAGAR, Aug 06: While referring to the Tongam Rina shooting case, one Papi Gurung, wife of accused Raju Gurung claimed that totally baseless allegation is leveled  against his husband.

“Rina is totally stranger to him and he has never ever came across the name until the day he was accused”, she claimed adding that “keeping my husband under the judicial custody for a long period of six months will not serve the purpose of investigation in the said case but further detainment in the custody will amount to curtailment of the fundamental rights of my husband.”

Referring to the case No. 154/12 PS/ITA, she further claimed that her husband has never mentioned any concrete statement regarding his involvement in the said incident. The investigation agency in the said case accused him on the basis of doubt and not on the based on concrete evidence.

Saying that the forensic report was prepared after 90 days, she further claimed “there are no possibilities of ruling out final conclusion of forensic report after such a long time.”

She appealed to  state Govt to look into the calamity ‘that has befallen upon my husband’ and  said that  her husband be discharged and  real culprit be brought to book.


Govt statement on minor’s rape case demanded

ITANAGAR, Aug 06: The women wings of All Nyishi Youth Association and All Nyishi Students’ Union have demanded a statement from the state Govt on the action taken on the crimes against women in the state, particularly rape.

In a release, it stated, ‘one month has passed since we sought intervention of both the chief minister as well as the governor on July 6 demanding exemplary punishment to the rapist of the minor girl from Bhalukpong. But our plea has fallen into deaf ears. Both the organizations stated that they are still awaiting the Governor and State govt’s response to the memorandum submitted in July after the monstrous incident of rape and murder of a minor girl at Bhalukpong.


Army recruitment rally

CHANGLANG Aug 06:  Army Recruitment office, Jorhat, would conduct a recruitment rally in Soldier General Duty for three districts -- Changlang, Tirap and Longding at Aalo, West Siang districts from September 4 at General Ground.

The candidates should not below the age of 17 and half  years  and not  more than 21 years, Educational qualification is  Class VIII passed with height -160 cms, weight - 48 Kg, Chest 77 cms + 05 cms expansion.   The essential papers  include PRC, birth certificate, Caste/Tribe Certificate, Character Certificate and unmarried Certificate etc  For more information, candidates may contact at telephone number 0376 – 2310830 or visit website joinindianarmy.nic.in DIPRO


Basic Orientation Programme of DRDA held

AALO, Aug 06: West Siang District, DRDA organized a Basic Orientation Programme (BOP) training for the members of Self-help Group, Block Functionaries and others for Liromoba block on August 2 last.

The module of the training programme comprise of three sessions. The topics covered are indicated on SGSY an overview. Concept, principles and functioning of Dynamic SHGs, constrains and problems of SHGs, Handout session on book keeping (Double entry), Mission objectives, and strategy of NRLM. DIPRO


1 house gutted in fire

ITANAGAR, Aug 06: Devastating fire has completely gutted down the house of Pernyi Gadi at Deke village under Tirbin circle yesterday afternoon at about 2:1.

The Kago Welfare Society (KAWS) informed that everything was burnt down in the fire.

It was found out that the fire broke out when sudden soaring wind blew over the burning husk, left for preparing local brew.

While expressing that people should take extra care while doing these kinds of activities, the Society appealed all the Kago Ao clan and well wishers to come forward in helping the victim’s family.


RTE-SSA Zilla Mission

AALO Aug 06: A series of training programme and awareness campaign for PRIs, BRCCs, SMCs and BRPs under the banner of Community Mobilization and Shiksha Ka Haq Abhiyan organized by RTE-SSA Zilla Mission, West Siang District were held at Mechukha, Aalo, Kamba, Likabali. 600 participants participated in the training programme from all blocks of West Siang.

During the campaign, Right of children to have education (RTE Act 2009): Role of Stake holders, School Management Committee (SMC): Composition and Role, Participatory Community Monitoring and Evaluation, Need Assessment for Basic Education, Participation and Role of Community and civil Society, School Development Plan : An Overview, Education and Social Development and Media: Action plan were highlighted by resource persons headed by Oyi Borang Tatak Community Mobilization Coordinator, RTE-SSA Mission, West Siang District along with District Resource Group members. DIPRO


AAPLU requests for labour stand

ITANAGAR, Aug 06: The All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union (AAPLU) has requested for allotment of land for setting up private labour stand at Nirjuli, Naharlagun and Itanagar.

In a proposal submitted to the Capital DC, private labourers who earn their livelihood on daily basis are facing acute and untold problem in the capital Complex because of absence of labour stands.


News Impact


Incessant rain triggers flash flood in capital

ITANAGAR, Aug 06: The EAC Capital Complex along with its staff, commandant APPBn, members of Empowered Standing Committee and Itanagar Municipal Councilors Taba Yall Nabam and Tagru Tadek visited the flood affected area of WRD colony, CWC colony, RWD colony, Chimpu village and the adjoining areas along the riverside.

The unprecedented rain yesterday morning flooded many low lying areas and habitation causing loss of properties. However, no loss of  life has been reported.

While consoling the flood victims, they assured of providing full support from their side.



Water supply disrupted

ITANAGAR, Aug 06: The scarcity of water is back to haunt the denizens of Itanagar township. The main water supply line of 450mm dia DI pipe catering 1 lmld of drinking water to Itanagar Township from Poma Source was damaged by landslide at 22Km away from WTP Gekar Puttung near Batt Village on August 5 early morning.

The pipe line at a stretch of 15mtrs has been damaged and is inside the debris of huge mass of land soil and boulder caused by landslide, informed an official release from Executive Engineer, PHE & WS Division, Itanagar.

The entire team of PHE staff along with men and material has been deployed at the site to restore the Water supply line since this early morning. The restoration work may take 5-10 days, if there is a favourable weather conditions for the next one week, it assured.

While, also informing of the disrupted main water supply lines of Doni Polo, Nirjuli, Model Village, Ranker Nallah, Pachin colony,Chimi village and other adjoining sources of Rural Habitations, feeding Papu hill, Papu Nallah, Barapani, A-sector Nlg and adjoining rural areas, it said that the workers are being engaged to restore the line at the earliest.

The consumers are requested to bear with difficulties and problems during the crisis period. However, efforts have been made to provide drinking water through water tankers, the release further added.



SSB calls for more united nation building efforts

DIRANG, Aug 06: West Kameng Deputy Commissioner A K  Singh appreciated the Dirang based 30th Battalion SSB for the noble gesture of organizing an inter-school group Folk Dance and Solo Song group competition for schools within Dirang from August 2 to 6 here with a  theme of “Samajik Chetna Abhiyan” as part of golden jubilee year (1962-2013).  The event focussed at the youths, specially the school children. 'The armed force apart from jealously  guarding the borders have been rendering yeomen services to denizens of the area through various civic action programmes by organizing health camps, distribution of uniforms and sports items to the school children', the DC explained while attending the closing ceremony.

The celebrations aimed to promote folk culture of the state and to inculcate the sense of competitive spirit and motivate youths to further contribute towards the Nation building process. Nine schools from private and government institutions actively participated in the events.

Earlier during the inaugural function, SSB Dirang Commandant 30th Bn. S Nautiyal in his inaugural speech informed that the SSB had been raised by the government in 1963 with a motto to safeguard the borders of the nation and to inculcate a sense of security amongst the countrymen.

'Besides guarding the borders, they have also been entrusted with the duty to implement various civilian friendly projects under Civic Action Programmes for easing the hard lives of the border people', he added.

Earlier, attending the inaugural function, Circle Officer cum In-Charge ADC Dirang LW Bapu was in full praise for the battalion for tirelessly safeguarding the frontiers besides rendering various humanitarian services to the border people under Civic action programme from time to time.   

Commandant 30th Bn. SSB Dirang S Nautiyal, Block Education Officer Tashi Norbu Tukshipa and Cinema personality and acclaimed model Asha Dirkhipa were the judges for the entire events. The event was meticulously organized under the able supervision of Deputy Commandant B.PS Negi and Assistant Commandant Hemant Kumar of 30th Bn. SSB.

Among the dignitaries that attended the function were ADC Dirang, ZPM Dirang and Thembang blocks, Anchal Chairpersons of Dirang and Thembang blocks, former Dirang ZPM Dor Tsering and heads of departments amidst a huge gathering.



Ering visits Lekang, villagers start protection work

ITANAGAR, Aug 06: Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs, Ninnong Ering visited flood affected area at Lekang  on August 3 last. He was accompanied by Lohit DCC (I) President Zignu Namchoom, ZPMs Jugesh Taye and Nirmala Sonowal along with government officials.

During his visit, he inspected the half eroded village of New Silatoo, where house of 54 families were eroded away since 2011. Taking serious note on possibility of reoccurrence of such incident Ering urged the villagers to remain alert and assured to provide Rs. 5 lakhs from his MP LAD for purchases of construction material for temporary bamboo spur in Noa-Dehing river to minimize erosion till permanent structure to counter the erosion is constructed.  Meanwhile, the villagers of New Silatoo along with people of nearby areas appreciated Ering for his contribution and started construction of temporary bamboo spur in Noa-Dehing river bank in order to complete the work before August 15.

Upper Lekang, ZPM JugeshTaye urged the people to construct maximum protection work from amount committed by minister. He also urged the Water Resources Department to help and supervise the villagers.



Govt. enters into MoC with IGNOU

ITANAGAR, Aug 06: The long awaited scheme of the Department of Education, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh for providing professional training to all the untrained elementary teachers (both Primary and Upper Primary) through the two-year D.El.Ed. Programme (Open Distance Learning mode) as per NCTE norm and RTE mandate, came into reality on the August 3 when the Directorate of Education, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh and the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) entered into a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) at New Delhi.

The MoC was signed by SVS Choudhary, Registrar, Administration, IGNOU and Rajesh Kumar Mishra, State Project Director, SSA Rajya Mission, Itanagar, in presence of Prof. M Aslam, Vice-Chancellor, IGNOU, in a brief ceremony held at IGNOU Headquarters, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi, according to an official release. This MoC, the first of its kind for this programme in the country, has been possible because of the constant persuasions of Nabam Tuki, Chief Minister, Bosiam Siram, Minister of Education, under the constant guidance of CB Kumar, Commissioner Education, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh.

On this historic occasion, the Vice-Chancellor emphasized on the need to work together to make this programme successful to ensure quality education in the state. He also said that the beneficiaries would be persons belonging to the region.

State Project Director, SSA Rajya Mission, Arunachal Pradesh RK Mishra assured all possible help to IGNOU for smooth conduct of the programme at 11 DIETs and 38 BRCs recognized by NCTE and identified by the state as study centres, and also emphasized on rigorous monitoring by the Joint Monitoring Committees (JMCs) both at the state and district levels to achieve the target of RTE mandate within the stipulated period.

The ceremony was attended by prominent persons of IGNOU which included Prof. MP Lama, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ravindra Kumar, Prof. Vibha Joshi, Prof. NK Dash, Dr. Srikant Mahapatra, Dr. D Joseph Kuba, Regional Director- IGNOU Itanagar, and by the state delegates including MB Singh, State Pedagogy Coordinator, SSA, Rajya Mission, Balwan Singh, OSD (Administration) and M Bagra, ARC, Arunachal House, New Delhi.



Counseling for Beauty & Spa trainees held

ITANAGAR, Aug 06: Counseling for the third batch of state sponsored beauty and spa trainees was held at Don Bosco Youth Centre, Vivek Vihar here today.  

The counseling program aimed at clarifying doubts and queries from over 100 boys and girls selected to form the new batch trainees.  

This novel scheme of providing employment to young people with minimum educational background, a brain child of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has already provided employment to about 200 Arunachalee youth.  

Speaking as special invitee at the function, Taba Yall Nabam, Councillor, Ward No. 5, who is also a Member of Empowered Standing Committee of Itanagar Municipal Council, exhorted the participants to take the name of Arunachal forward through hard work and discipline.  “The government is providing you a golden opportunity to earn an honest living through hard work,” said Yall exhorting the group of enthusiastic youngsters.  

Present on the occasion were Sub Tabin, Deputy Director, Industries, Manav Dhingra, Head, International Institute of Wellness Studies (IIWS), Nachiketa, HR Head of IIWS and Fr. Cyriac, the Director of Don Bosco Youth Centre, Itanagar, among others.

Briefing the students about the training, Manav Dhingra spoke at length about the seriousness of the training and how students should cooperate with all stake-holders to get maximum benefit for themselves. Encouraging enough, over eighty youth from Tirap, Changlang and Longding, through the intervention of the public leaders, NGOs and MLAs of the region, especially Wanglin Lowangdong, appeared in an interview conducted at DBYC, Khonsa and fifty five got selected.  

“The CM has whole-heartedly appreciated the large trainee turn out from Tirap, Changlang and Longding and have assured all assistance to take the programme forward,” said Manav and added that the students should make the Government proud by doing their best.

The selected students will undergo 15 days intensive training in Spoken English, Personality Development, Interview Handling, Work Ethics and Values at Don Bosco Youth Centre, Vivek Vihar, Itanagar from August 19 and the team will head for IIWS, Noida by mid-September.



DFTI cum governing body meeting held

SEPPA, Aug 06: The District Task Force (DTFI) cum governing body meeting conducted by the District Health Society was held at Seppa yesterday.

It was discussed and reviewed on achievement of District Health Society (DHS) under NRHM and immunisation and also sorted out the action plan for improving the performance in future.

Addressing the meeting, DC cum Chairman DHS Tarin Dakpe said that immunisation is compulsory for all the children. Talking about most of the parents in the rural areas declined to get their children immunised, he said besides health functionaries, it is our collective responsibilities to generate awareness among the rural masses about the necessity of immunisation. He wanted to see that ASHA and Anganwadi workers at the grass root level to educate the people about advantages of small family and also family planning methods.

Taking a dig the condition of the district hospital, he directed DMO to maintained hygienic condition within the wards and also to arranged basic necessities like X-Ray, Laboratory, and Medicines etc. Further, he directed the electrical and PHE Departments for proper Electricity and Water Supply provisions at District Hospital. Added that top most Priority for electricity be provided in the labour room.

Zilla Parishad, Chairperson M Cheda assured to extend support and cooperation to the DHS so that the message of compulsory immunisation reaches to parents and children in the district.

DRCHO Dr. Kaya Lapung, through Power Point Presentation highlighted routine immunisation and also special immunisation week for High Risk Areas.

District Malaria Officer Dr. D Pizi briefed about the Japanese Encephalitis virus.

DMO, Dr. N Geiyi, DPM, Taba Yokum, PD Kego Jillen and other members also spoke on the occasion. DIPRO



Mebo divisional library in abandoned state


PASIGHAT, Aug 06: The newly constructed ‘Divisional Library’ at Mebo ADC headquarter under East Siang district is yet to see light of the day. Nobody is taking care of the library building which is in a state of abandonment.

The single-story RCC building near Mebo ADC’s office has become open shed for domestic animals. The library is yet to start functioning under the reason best known to the State Library Directorate only.

As per specified guidelines, there should be sanitary toilet, electricity and running water facilities in the library building. But, these basic facilities have not been provided in the building.

The new library building worth Rs 25 Lakh was funded by Kolkata based Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation during September, 2010. The local people are ignorant about the manpower, capacities and other facilities provided to the library.

The specific guidelines of the building suggested for construction of separate compartments for children, staff and circulation cells besides construction of toilets inside the library premise; but these building guidelines are allegedly not being maintained by the contractor concerned.

“The library authority should make the library green and environmental friendly. The library authority should make the library at easily assessable to physically challenged users”,  the specific guideline clearly mentioned. But, it is observed that all these conditions are violated therein.

The locals have demanded the library authority to initiate early functioning of the library by creating and posting staff and other requisite equipments.



Workshop on Management of Water Supply & Sanitation

ITANAGAR, Aug 06: A block level workshop on Management of Water Supply and Sanitation was conducted at PHE & WS Mahadevpur sub division by PHE and WS Division, Namsai on August three.

Inaugurating the workshop, Mahadevpur EAC HN Dubey appealed to the participants to extend full cooperation to the department to make Lekang as Nirmal block in coming years.

Assistant Engineer of Mahadevpur sub division (PHE & WS) SK Srivastava while highlighting the various aspects of water management informed the participants that sanitary condition of Lekang block have improved after implementation of Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan. He also explained the women’s role in success of Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan.

The principal of Govt. Higher Secondary school, Old Mohong emphasized on community participation for total sanitation in village. He also said that children are the future of our country and so parents and teachers should help and teach them how to lead a hygienic life.

Jugesh Taye, ZPM Upper Lekang sought cooperation from each and everyone for Nirmal Lekang. He also said that ASHAs, Anganwadi workers, teachers and PRI members should play an important role in Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan.

Dushamso Minin, District Consultant (Water and Sanitation), PHE & WS, Namsai Division highlighted on water borne diseases through power point presentation.

Kaling Pao, District Consultant (HRD) highlighted the roles, responsibilities and management of Village Water & Sanitation Committee through PowerPoint presentation. He said that public and department teamwork will help in achieving the goal of NBA.

Similar Workshop was organized at Sunpura-Tezu block on Agust 1.

The Workshop was participated by panchayat leaders, teachers, ASHAs and Anganwadi workers of Lekang block.



Football tourney to create awareness on drug abuse

ITANAGAR, Aug 06: With the sole aim to create public awareness about ill effects of opium and other substance abuse, an inter-school football tournament organized by the Namsai based Socio-Economic Welfare Association (SEWA) began at Piyong Secondary School today.

In his inaugural speech, Lohit Zilla Chairperson Kyasing Mounglang highly appreciated the attempt of SEWA, which has been working for socio-economic development of people of Namsai sub-division by creating awareness about evil practices like drugs abuse from the society. He hoped that this month-long tournament would go a long way in creating awareness among school students about harmful effects of taking drugs and alcohol etc.

Lohit DCC President Chow Zingnu Namchoom said this kind of sports activities not only channelize students’ talents but also keep them physically fit.

SEWA President Dr. CM Thamoung explained the aims and objectives of organizing the event.

Chief Advisor of the Association Ven. Sunanda Bhikkhu informed that 6 teams were finally selected to play 22 league matches in their own grounds.

The semi final and final matches would be played at Namsai general ground.



Court inclines to regularize bail

ITANAGAR, Aug 06: While hearing the application for regularization of bail submitted by MLA Tangor Tapak through his lead counsel in connection with CR-034/2013 (1881-89), U/s 3 PDPP Act, the Court  of  Judicial  Magistrate First Class, Itanagar Capital Complex Talo Potom yesterday inclined to regularize the bail under certain terms and conditions.

Earlier, the Ld counsel of Tapak pleaded that the bail was granted by Gauhati High Court with a direction to regularize before the competent Court. Further the Ld. counsel submitted that the alleged accused is renowned person having deep rooted in the society and he will not jump the bail and will cooperate with the investigation team and this Court. The Ld. PP for the state also submitted that since the alleged accused is an MLA having a deep rooted in the society and therefore he raised no any objection for the regularization of the bail.

While briefing the fact of the case, the officials of the PWD informed the Court that the Porch, servant Quarter and the Car Garage which was attached to the Govt. Quarter was demolished and also the entrance has been blocked and shifted. Further, they submitted that boundary wall has been erected which minimize the space which was existed before. The alleged accused Tangor Tapak submitted that the present construction is executed by the Department of PWD and he has nothing to do with the case. Further, he informed to this Court that the fund itself has been sanctioned by the Department of PWD for the renovation of the said Govt. Quarter which has been allotted in his name and the encroachment and the demolition of the Govt. Quarter does not arise.

After hearing all the parties, the court of  JMFC  said “in the light of above submission made by all the parties and since the Ld. PP has not raised any objection for the regularization of the bail vide No. AB. No. 104 (AP) 2013, Dtd. 25/07/2013, this Court inclined to regularize the aforementioned bail under the following terms and conditions.”

Similarly, the  court of the  JMFC, Itanagar Capital Complex also heard the  application for bail submitted by  MLA Tapen Siga through his Ld. counsel in connection with CR-034/2013 (1872-80), U/s 3 PDPP Act and  inclined to regularize the bail under the certain terms and conditions.

In the meantime, the OC Police Station Itanagar is directed to inquire into the matters in connection to the demolition of the Govt assets/properties forthwith and submit the report thereof within 7  days from the issue of this order and also the PWD Capital Division-B is directed to demolish the structure from the premises and erect a boundary fencing in the original position within 10 days from the issue of this order.



Mishmi priests felicitated

ITANAGAR, Aug 06: The Mishmi priests of Wakro circle were felicitated for their meritorious services to the community people in a function organized by CALSOM, Wakro Block Committee in collaboration with Vivekenda Kendra (Arun Jyoti) recently. CALSOM in collaboration with VKAJ also conducted two days workshop on local crafts and weaving (kambring-Gwaak cum Ree Sai Workshop) at Wakro Tamla-du Hall.

The inaugural ceremony was attended by Dr. S Navil, SMO and Junali Ngadong, Anchal Chairperson Wakro.

Addressing the inaugural function, Senior Medical Officer Dr. S Navil said that priests are held in high esteem in the Mishmi Society as they are the backbone of our religious-spiritual heritage. So they are expected to perform their task with utmost devotion.

Tasaso Yun, Patron exhorted to preserve its culture and tradition at any cost. He appealed to the priest fraternity to lead a pious life and refrain from deviating from the path of righteousness.

In the workshop, 11 senior trainers imparted training in the art of indigenous crafts to the interested Mishmi students and youths of Wakro circle. The workshop, first of its kind in the Mishmi region was attended by central executive members of CALSOM, PRI Members, Volunteers of Vivekenda Kendra (Arun Jyoti), Mishmi intellectuals, students and common citizens of wakro circle.

Attending the closing ceremony, Pailo Mihu, Coordinator, Nehru Yuva Kendra, Tezu lauded the organization duo for imparting such vocational training to the present generation in the art of local craft and weaving, which is on the verge of extinction. He also exhorted CALSOM to conduct such workshops on a regular basis.

Later a cultural programme was organized in memory of two renowned Mishmi singers, Pheolum Tulang and Sogun Mam.

Patem Rangmang, ZPM, Wakro also attended the closing ceremony.



GSU chief editor dies in road accident

ITANAGAR, Aug 06: Chief Editor of Galo Students’ Union and Vice President of Basar Area Students Union Jumpe Kamsi died in a road accident near Kamdak village, Basar yesterday, informed GSU in a release.

The accident occurred when the driver lost control of the vehicle (Tata Sumo) while negotiating a steep curve and plunged into deep gorge near ‘Everest’ near Basar. He was travelling along with his wife and sister from Likabali to Basar, who survived the accident with grievous injuries.

Expressing shock and grief over untimely demise of Jumpe, in the road accident, GSU demanded the authority concerned to tighten noose on unruly drivers, especially passenger vehicles. The students union alleged that the driver was under influence of alcohol while he was driving.

‘Everest’ near Kamdak village, where the accident occurred has been named so due to steepness of the road.

Jumpse was the youngest son of his parents. He did his schooling from Govt. Higher Secondary School, Basar, graduate from Donyi Polo Govt Kamki (2008-09) and LLB from Shillong Law College in 2012-13.

He was kind hearted and energetic student leaders, who sacrificed his life for the cause of the society,” GSU said in a release.

He was appointed as the organizing secretary of “Kaju School Inlaju,” an educational tour programme of GSU scheduled to be started from August 12.

GSU prayed to almighty rest his soul in eternal peace and give strength to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.

Meanwhile, Basar Area Students’ Union (BASU), Kargu Kardi Students’ Union, Upper Subansiri Galo Students’ Union, Ramle Bango Students’ Union, Jigo Yego Students’ Union, Friends Club and friends and relatives also extended their heartfelt condolences and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.

GSU also condoled the death of Binre Loya, mother of former Secretary General, Galo Welfare Society (GWS) Marki Loya on August 4 at Aalo and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.



ITBP beat CCSC 3-0 to register first win

ITANAGAR, Aug 06: Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force jawans displayed some excellent teamwork to register their first win in the fourth edition of the Eagle Trophy Invitational Tournament defeating Capital Complex Sporting Club (CCSC) at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun, today.

There was much hype surrounding the match and CCSC were hoping for a win as it would have almost guaranteed their place in the next stages of the tournament. The co-ordinated efforts of the men in uniform, however, thwarted their plans. With age and experience behind them and perhaps to overcome their first defeat, the ITBPF team started things on an aggressive note with some early attempts at goal. Their efforts paid dividends 8th minute into the match when PN Kumar put one past the CCSC goalkeeper after some great display of his dribbling skills.

Much of the first half was dominated by the ITBPF team as they held the lion’s share of possession. CCSC tried desperately looking for the equalizer before the break. But neither team managed to make any changes to the score line.

When play resumed, the ITBPF team came on more determined than ever to ensure a win. CCSC on the other hand looked out of form, lacking in co-ordination as bad defending gave several scary moments to their supporters. It wouldn’t be too long before ITBPF took advantage of the lacklustre defending when one of their players crossed the ball into the box beating the CCSC goalkeeper and finding Kumar again. This time Kumar had an even easier chance than before by simply tapping the ball into the net in the 38th minute of the match making the score 2-0.

CCSC should have closed the gap soon but Tamuk Taja was unable to hit the target after he found himself free and in an advantageous position. The young lads from the Capital Complex team forged ahead with determination with players putting in all efforts to narrow the margin. Tadar Kojum in a moment of brilliance dribbled past several defenders and would have produced a golden opportunity had he not been brought down in front of the box. The resulting free-kick however, did not yield the desired result.

Just as quickly as the free-kick was wasted, the CCSC goalkeeper found himself under pressure and made a terrible goalkeeping blunder which almost cost his team heavily.

Nevertheless, CCSC pushed ahead looking for a goal. Paney Kuna should have converted a good chance when he found himself in a good position but was unfortunately not able to do so.

CCSC’s nightmares were not over yet as in a brilliant display of teamwork, the ITBPF jawans weaved a myriad net of passes for Gumli Riba to put in left-footed goal making the score 3-0 until the end of the match.

Several chances came CCSC’s way but lack of age and experience acted against their favour. The loss means that the team will have its work cut out in their match against Gora Makik SC on August 9.

Earlier, in the first match played between Gora Makik Sporting Club and Jiye aur Jenedo Football Club, the audience were treated to a brilliantly fought even match.

A cleverly taken free-kick in the initial stages of the match almost gave GMSC the lead had it not been for JJFC goalkeeper’s presence of mind.

The team again had a chance to take the lead in the match but Ligang Boko took too long to settle in and find his footing before taking the shot. By the team the shot was taken, JJFC defenders had already closed in on him.

JJFC players were not content merely defending and launched a series of attacks, although never seriously threatening the GMSC goalkeeper.

After a long spell of defence, GMSC managed to launch a counter-attack coming extremely close to scoring the first goal of the match when the ball hit the far post of the goal with the keeper completely beaten. The first-half ended goalless.

It didn’t take long after play resumed for GMSC to take the lead when an early corner-kick awarded to them rendered fruitful. Loi Kena crossed the ball in to find Tapan Bora who managed to give his team the lead.

The goal seemed to have a rejuvenating effect on Bora as he seemed infused with new energy and vigour, forging ahead on several occasions. He should have extended the lead but managed to squander away an easy chance.

JJFC were giving up yet as they looked for an equaliser. Their relentless efforts gave them a fighting chance when the referee awarded them a free-kick in an advantageous position. It was heartbreak for JJFC fans when a brilliantly taken free-kick was saved by an even better display of goalkeeping by the GMSC keeper.

Bora came close to scoring another goal for himself and his team in the dying minutes of the game but the match would eventually end with the score at 1-0 to GMSC.

Tomorrow’s matches will begin earlier than usual with Daporijo FC set to take on Trah United Sporting Club at 12.30 pm. The second match between Model Sporting Club and Tatung Welfare Society will be played at 2 pm.

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Invest in green agrochemicals

The Indian Government has called upon agrochemicals industry to invest in Research & Development and innovations in agrochemicals sector. In order to remain globally competitive, the industry needs to innovate in products, for which innovative state-of-the-art R&D laboratories and financial resources would be required, said Indrajit Pal, Secretary, Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Union Ministry of Chemicals  and  Fertilizers.

Indrajit Pal said that the Indian chemical sector spends 1-2% of their total turnover on R&D as compared to around 5-10% by the chemical industry in the developed countries. One of the emerging areas for R & D is green agrochemicals and the Indian industry is the development of eco-friendly green agrochemicals, he added. "For ensuring quality of agrochemicals, the Government has set up 71 pesticides testing laboratories across the country that include 68 state laboratories, 2 regional laboratories and 1 central laboratory. Manufacturing units should adopt GMP (good manufacturing practices) and take all such measures that are necessary to ensure delivery of quality products to the farmers.

With nearly a 1.2 billion population, India requires a robust, modernized agriculture sector to ensure the food security for its population. Scope for further increasing cultivable land is limited. In order to meet the food grain requirements of the country, the agricultural productivity and its growth needs to be sustained and further improved.

Pesticides or Agrochemicals are recognized as an essential input for increasing agricultural production and preventing crop loss before and after harvesting. Their judicious usage is very important for the sustained growth of Indian agriculture and economy.



Confine stray animals, avert accident

Dear Editor,

Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I, on behalf of All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Forum East Siang District Unit (AAPYFESDU) would like to draw the attention of East Siang district administration and general people towards the problems being created by stray animals roaming freely in Pasighat area.

The assurance given by deputy commissioner to bring a solution to stray animal problem has not been materialized yet.  Why the authorities are failing many a times in implementing the notification to bringing a solution of cattle loitering and roaming freely in NH-52 Pasighatarea?

For information to all as an eye opener,  I would like to mention here that few days back an accident took place near the D.C. Bungalow in the evening only because of a herd of cow  where the victim  sustained severe injuries who was later rushed to the hospital.

Even after the repeated occurrence of minor and major life threatening accidents which happen many a times especially in the highway area, the administration is not at all showing interests to bring up a solution to it.

The AAPYFESDU would like to request the East Siang District administration to open their eyes and bring an immediate solution to it so  that road accidents caused  in highway due to loitering stray animal can be prevented. Anticipating quick action.


Vice President

Heny Koyu,




Don’t ignore us

Dear Editor,

Through the column of your esteemed daily kindly allow me to express my concern over the lack of subject teachers in Govt. Higher Secondary School Nyapin under Kurung Kumey District. Let me tell you all that Govt. Higher Secondary School Nyapin is one of the oldest and lone higher secondary School under 19th Nyapin Assembly Constituency. Every students of nearby villages come to study in the said school hoping that this school will offer them better teaching and knowledge. No doubt school gives good quality teaching but it is being neglected by the concern education department. It really doesn’t matter if there is inadequate power supply or improper communication system. But when it comes to lack of subject teachers it becomes matter of concern and agony. The concern education department has never paid interest to this school from 3 or 4 years back onward. Since from then there is lack of subject teachers of geography, political science, economic and commerce. Yet there is no posting of J/T or S/T teachers of above mention particular subject. Every year students from GHSS Nyapin get pass with poor percentage and they have to face problems at the time of admission in different colleges, (this problem is not only for Nyapin students but for entire Kurung Kumey Students).

So last but not the least I would like to appeal local MLA, Public Leaders and student Union to stress on these highlighted issues. I also appeal concern education department authorities please don't hate Nyapin peopie and students of Nyapin are not too bad as you all may be assuming.


Tadar Kaming

BA 1st Yr

DNGC Itanagar



How safe is women in Arunachal?

Dear Editor,

Today when we see crime against women taking place all over India in alarming rate many thoughts come to the mind, thinking how safe is capital complex for women. Often we wonder how law enforcing agencies and judiciary has repeatedly failed to give justice. The very thought about women safety got me thinking about how safe is our very own Arunachal when it comes to women’s safety.

Few months an incident took place in Delhi where 5-years old were raped. The DAMINI gang rape not only shook the whole nation but received attention from world media.

Recently few months ago at Daporijo a minor old girl was raped and in our capital a lot of girl has written about the eve-teasing incident. Being silent on matters like this is not an option and yes, eve- teasing is a crime, euphemism that many girls had faced. I interacted with girls from different phases of life and most of them agreed saying that “they did face eve-teasing a couple of times in capital but believe that still its better place than Delhi and other States." Some opined that "even if there is a case of molestation or assault it will go unreported”. Yes! Comparatively Itanagar is safer city than Delhi, Mumbai and other cities but should we as a citizen and concern authorities have laid back attitude just because in the state crime rate against women is low. Do the female populations of Arunachal really understand the concept of crimes against women? Has the authority reached out to the women in need? Maybe it’s a good sign that there is a hue and cry but that shouldn’t stop us from having a second thought on women safety. Maybe there is a victim out there looking for help or a young girl who does not understand what molestation is or sexual harassment? How she is to be educated about it or who to report in a situation like this, are the important issue that has to be addressed? People feel reluctant to confess the truth, victim feels embarrassed, they think that people might laugh at her, talk ridiculous about her and her family, society may disowned her.

Eve-teasing is the most common sexual delinquency among youth in our capital. Teenage girls going for walk at IG Park or taking a stroll at Gompa Temple where the hooligans are found making sexually suggestive remarks and calling out names are becoming serious issue for girls. Now tempo stands has emerged as “the new depot" where outright grouping incidents occurs and girls passing by those stands (especially Ganga and Naharlagun auto stands) are being catcalled which is a big nuisance. Majority of these incidents goes unreported. Why? Because society says ignoring them is the answer, but for how long should we remain quite or should we wait for exceptional cases to regulate a strong laws to protect the female population of our State? Today it started with eve-teasing and tomorrow it might lead to bigger assaults on women. Society always blames the victim but never the assaulter or the perpetrator. It’s high time that society should change their mentality. If the officials do not take precaution action against those boys’ who eve-teases the teenage girl, it will embolden those criminals. Unless the Govt, regulates a strong law against perpetrators, incidents like eve-teasing and assault will continue.


Kame Kipa





An appeal

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily I would like to appeal Director of School Education, DDSE and local MLA to post sufficient regular Junior Teacher at Govt. Higher Secondary School, Baririjo, Maro, Govt. M.E. School Dula Runte and Riko primary school.

Many primary schools under Baririjo Circle especially Riko Primary School are running without proper teacher for the last 3 years. Similarly Runte ME School is also functioning with only one SSA Teacher. Baririjo Primary Health Center has not seen any doctor in last 4 years. The local people are facing lot of difficult especially those hailing from poor family due to shortage of doctor and staff Nurse. I earnestly request higher authority to seriously look into this matter.


Midar Kena

Vice-President, NSUI

Dumporijo Block



Remembering those who helped in trying times

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily would like to express my word of gratitude / appreciation to those samaritan who helped during the recent road accident at Rupung village where three persons died. One injured person is still in hospital. In some local daily it was wrongly reported that late Techi Singkam as husband of Late Meyum Nabam, both of whom died in the accident.  Late Meyum Nabam was wife of Hemang Nabam. Another person Techi Sanjay also lost his life in the accident. I would like to appreciate Susi Company (Agency to construct Trans AP highway), police personnel’s of Sagalee Police Station, Circle officer Leporiang, M. O and staffs of PHC Sagalee for early and prompt action. I would also like to remember all those who helped us to recover death bodies after two days search.


Techi Tamar

S/o Lt. Techi Singkam

D-Sector Nirjuii