August 06

3 players, 2 officials from Arunachal to represent India at Asian Karate Championship in Malaysia

ITANAGAR, Aug 5: Three karate players and two officials from Arunachal Pradesh will represent India at 14th AKF Cadet, Junior and Under-21 Karate Championship to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from August 7 to 10.

The team comprising two girls and a boy namely Yapung Sonam, Bamang Yakum and Raja Yangfo will be leaving here tomorrow for Malaysia along with Charu Tatung, Indian Team Coach and Dr. Marli Ete, Indian Team Official, informed Arunachal Karate Do Association.


Young Star FC beat AARA FC 2-0

ITANAGAR, Aug 5: Young Star FC beat AARA FC 2-0 in the 9 Warriors 10 Independence Running Football Trophy Tournament at KV No playground here today.

Sangha Petee scored both the goals for the winning team in 48th  and 71st minutes respectively.

The second match of the day played between Zoo FC and Rising Boys FC ended in a 1-1 draw.

Tarh Jack scored for Rising Boys FC which was equalized by Talu Bagang of Zoo FC through a free kick in 76th minutes, according to organizing committee.

Today’s Match:

1st match:  Tarh Lugu Fc vs New Young FC at 2:45 pm

2nd match: Hills Rider FC vs Mukum Mapa FC at 4:15 pm.


Tiger 7 Football Tournament

Parang FC beat Bokriang–I Panchayat

ITANAGAR, Aug 5: Parang FC beat Bokriang–I Panchayat FC 3-1 in the Tiger 7 Football Tournament at Sagalee today.

Nabam Takar (one goal) and Techi Kagam (two goals) were the scorers for the winning team.

Techi Loma scored the consolation goal for Bokriang–I Panchayat, Techi Joni of Bokriang – I Panchayat was shown yellow card by the match referee.

Late Tana Hari FC (A) team beat New Sagalee Tani Happa 5-4 in the second match of the day.

Captain Tana Ruja, Sanjay Bishawkarma, Rei Rikam, Ngurang Gayung and Miri Takup scored one goal each for Late Tana Hari FC.

Chera Ludum (Captain), Abang, N. Taring and Techi Tuyo were the scorers for New Sagalee Tani Happa FC, according to organizing committee.


Ramgeng FC beat NTL-B, Dadi Boté FC defeat Nulu Nubu YFC in Itanagar Solung Football

ITANAGAR, Aug 5: Ramgeng FC beat Naharlagun Tumi Lotmo-B by 3-1in first match of today’s Itanagar Solung Festival Tournament being played at RGGP College ground, Itanagar.

Kaling Tatak scored two goals and Anthony Tapak scored one goal for Ramgeng FC while Tojing Binggep scored a single goal for NT Lotmo FC.

In the second match,  Dadi Boté FC defeated Nulu Nubu Yameng FC by 2-1. Oyi Jerang and Tom Lomtung scored one each for DBFC while Kaling Tamuk scored the lone goal of NNYFC.

August 6 match schedule: Golgí Boté FC vrs Junior Boy (2.30 PM), Solung United FC vrs Mébobian FC (4 PM) informed Itanagar Solung Festival Celebration Committee, Sports Secretary Tarok Lomtung.


Tawang pays tribute to martyr

ITANAGAR, Aug 5: Tawang paid tributes to one of ifs brave sons Rifleman Manoj Tamang of 1 Arunachal Scouts, who made supreme sacrifice while serving in an operational area on August one.

Tamang (24) is survived by his wife and a one-year-old son.

An Army contingent presented a Guard of Honour to the martyr. Wreaths were also laid by Tawang Deputy Commissioner Abhishek Dev and Brig. Ashok Singh, SM, Commander Tawang Garrison.

A large number of people from all walks of life gathered at the house of Late Tamang and paid tributes to the brave soldiers.

Meanwhile, the Tawang DC has assured widow of late Tamang all possible assistance, according to an Army release.


2 houses gutted

ITANAGAR, Aug 5: At least two number of OBT buildings were reduced to ashes in a devastating fire  at WRD complex, Chimpu around 10.15 am today. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained and there was no report of any casualties as there were no occupants inside the houses at the time of fire mishap.

The fire was reportedly broke out from the house of one Lokam Tagio and engulfed the neighboring house owned by one Elina Jerang, a WRD employee. Within no time the fire devoured both the buildings of  Tagio and Jerang along with house-hold properties before the  fire tender rushed to the spot.  

Cash amount of Rs 10000 along with gold and local ornaments have been destroyed in the fire, said Elina Jerang. She further claimed that official documents of her husband have also been destroyed in fire mishap. Two numbers of gas cylinders also exploded in the fire.


PBBK demands thorough investigation

ITANAGAR, Aug 5: The Pertin Bodum Bane Kebang (PBBK) demanded proper investigation into the mysterious and suspicious death of Nong Pertin, son of Tobing Pertin of Gamgu village, Roing, Lower Dibang Valley district.

Nong Pertin was found dead hanging at Bhismaknagar (Diphu Nala) on July 31 while his motorbike was recovered from Shantipur (Podumpukuri), Assam on July 26.  Claiming that the death was not a suicide, rather a murder,  the PBBK demanded the police authorities of Roing, Lower Dibang Valley to unearth the facts leading to the death of Nong Pertin and apprehend the culprits and take necessary action as per law of the land.

While conveying deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family members, PBBK prayed to almighty to rest Pertin’s departed soul in peace.


Dngc holds orientation programme

ITANAGAR, Aug 5: Dera Natung Government College Itanagar organized an orientation programme to acquaint the college teachers with University’s ordinance regarding introduction of semester system in Arts stream at the undergraduate level.

All the colleges affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University switched over from annual mode to semester mode since last year for B.Sc. and   B.Com while for BA the semester system is being introduced from the current academic session.

Dr. MQ Khan and Dr. Bijay Raji shared vital information with the colleagues.

In his PowerPoint presentation Dr. Khan analyzed the University’s ordinance regarding introduction of semester system in BA programme. They also responded to the several significant queries made by the faculty members enthusiastically.

The orientation programme held in the smart room of the college at the initiative of Tomar Ete, principal of the college in order to acquaint teachers of the college with the correct rules and regulations under semester system so that teachers further can percolate these information and create awareness among students about semester system.

A large number of faculty members attended the programme and interacted comprehensively.


School seeks Govt’s attention

ITANAGAR, Aug 5: The vice chairman, SMC, Govt. Middle School, Upper Tubung, Balijan, Tana Sania has sought immediate attention of the concern authority against flood like situation created by river Tubung claiming that the school is in grave danger of being washed away in the torrent waters and frequent soil erosions of the land caused due to heavy showers of rain and proportionally large flooding.

Appealing for a floodwall along the river, he said that the pace at which the erosion is going on it is predicatively assumed by all accounts that within calculated time the impending menace might get the school into its embrace as the river is merely within the measuring distance from the school.

Moreover, crucially the whole length of the river bank in the outskirts of the township and the villages connected by the river has been affected at the worst in the recent couple of months which has alarmed the dwellers, particularly the farmers of the area. Besides, the condition was apprised to the administration and the local leaders of the area personally by the school committee but nothing concrete measure has been done till date, he further added.

It is pertinent to mention here that in the past years, small efforts were made by the school authority along with the School Management Committee members to control and divert the river water through constructing small embankments by the river bank. The whole work was done voluntarily through means of small donations from the then existing committee members.


Uniforms distributed

ITANAGAR, Aug 5: Councillor of Ward No 9, Itanagar Municipal Council, Pakyum Tagung distributed school uniform to more than 30 students of Govt Primary School, Museum colony here today. He further requested the teaching staff to discharge their duties sincerely.


Govt quarter demolished, claims AAPYO

ITANAGAR, Aug 5: Alleging that a government official is carrying out demolition of a government quarter to build a private building in its place at F-sector here, the All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organization has sought immediate cancellation of the allotment given to the person.

In its complaint letter to the DC Capital, it also asked for constituting an investigating committee to investigate the matter.


APCYGTSU seeks immediate transfer of insincere teachers

ITANAGAR, Aug 5: The All Palin Chambang Yangte Gangte & Tarak-Langdi Students’ Union (APCYGTSU) has called for immediate transfer of all those teachers who have been not sincere in their duties serving in Gangte, Chambang, Yangte, Palin and Tarak-Langdi circles since last one-two years.

In its representation submitted to the Director, School Education, it claimed that the teachers serving in the said circles often blame lack of teacher quarters for not staying in their posting places and doing their duty.


Fresh shower inundates Ruksin town


RUKSIN, Aug 5: Another fresh spell of shower that started last midnight created artificial flood in Ruksin Township thanks to lack of proper drainage system.

Rainwater flooded various government establishments, including SDO office, police station and police colony, Tax and Excise office at Border Facilitation Centre, Forest colony, PHED Section Office and PWD IB, power house colony etc. of the township.

A short spell of rain is enough to flood the low lying areas of Ruksin Township as there is no proper drainage system in the town. Construction of drains at Ruksin town is a long-pending demand of the local people, but none of the elected leaders has shown any interest or taken initiative to solve the problem.


AAPMMTS union meets minister

ITANAGAR, Aug 5: All Arunachal Pradesh Medical Multi Tasking Staff Union met Minister Health and Family Welfare at his office on August 3 last and submitted a five-point memorandum to minister.

The union demanded enhancement of washing allowances from Rs 15 to Rs 1500 per month.

It said that they are drawing negligible washing allowance of Rs 15 per month only even after implementation of 6th CPC. It also demanded for grant of uniform allowance of Rs 5000 per year.

The union further briefing about the technical aspect and clubbing up of various types of job/services under MTS appealed for streamlining of Multi Tasking Staff (MTS) job responsibilities to avoid untoward incidents.

The union also appealed for provision of 13 months’ salary to C2 category staff of Health and Family Welfare Department.

Apart from these points, the union also demanded regularization of service and compensatory service appointment to kith and kin in case of death of C2 service holder.

Minister Kalikho Pul assured that the demands for enhancement of washing and uniform allowances, streamlining of MTS job responsibility and provision of 13 months salary would be considered after discussion with concerned officers of the health department, the union said. Meanwhile, the union expressed satisfaction over the assurance and hoped that their demands would be fulfilled soon.  


Seva Bharati conducts tailoring prog for women

SEPPA, Aug 5: The nine days long training programme on tailoring organized by Seva Bharati at Neyder Namlo Seppa from July 26 concluded on August 3. Altogether 17 women were imparted training on tailoring, particularly on making top, salwar kurta, baby costumes and school uniform etc.

Tayeng Cheri, Ropo Chege and Sarda Lambda coordinated the training camp.

Addressing the concluding function of the training, Poonam Doka, Secretary WWO, East Kameng District promised that she will encourage the trainees by giving contract basis job opportunity. She lauded the efforts of Seva Bhararti and suggested to start SHGs through which the women can stand on their own feet. Seva Bharati is going to open tailoring centre at Seppa for which it had already donated 3 sewing machines.



The blood bank of Ziro District Hospital is lying almost defunct due to irregular power supply but not due to shortage of blood bank equipments. The hospital is having minimum infrastructural facilitates to run its blood bank with 4 blood storage machines, blood donor couch and blood donation room. However, a mistake cropped up inadvertently in the third paragraph of the news item under heading “Ziro District Hospital……” published on Tuesday’s edition of this daily where it was wrongly highlighted that the hospital is facing serious problem to run the blood bank due to shortage of blood bank equipments like blood storage, donors’ couch and blood donation room etc. The mistake is regretted.



Heavy rainfall that occurred around 4.30 am on 3rd August washed away Last D- Sector road, not Last Damsite road, Tarh Pacho,  Municipal Councillor, Ward No. 22 clarified today.  It was wrongly printed as Last Damsite road in place of Last D-sector road, Naharlagun in a news caption published in this daily on August 5.


News Impact

Changlang tightens belt after encephalitis death

JE  toll stands at 2 in state

ITANAGAR, Aug 5: While Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan failed to mention the recent death case in Arunachal Pradesh due to Japanese encephalitis (JE) in his report in Lok Sabha yesterday, one more JE death case has been reported from  the state. Now it is from Changlang district.

Vardhan, however, said that his Ministry was closely monitoring the situation in the affected states adding "We are available 24X7 for any assistance."

While confirming the death case, the Changlang DIPRO informed that a 17-year-old girl died due to Japanese encephalitis (JE). “A JE death case was, recently, confirmed where a 17 year-old girl from Longman village of Jairampur Sub-Division under Jairampur CHC died at Sanjeevani Hospital, Dibrugarh. A medical team from Changlang had rushed to the village for any other fever case and IEC on JE was conducted in the village in presence of ADC, Jairampur where all the villagers participated,” the DIPRO reported.

With this death, 2 persons died of JE in the state. Earlier, this daily on July 25 last had reported one JE death case along with other 11 case of JE. The health department had sounded high alert to contain the disease.

Meanwhile, the District Health Society Changlang under the active supervision of its DMO and DRCHO is carrying out IEC (Information, education and communication) campaign on Japanese Encephalitis all over the Changlang district along with ongoing Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight to prevent the outbreak of JE in the district.

A meeting was also held in the district Hospital Changlang amongst the MOs, Programme Officers and staff of DMO office to discuss on prevention of JE outbreak in the district.

DMO, Changlang Dr S Chai Pul informed that the District Health Society is conducting fogging operation in the entire Jairampur area and the same will be conducted in other vulnerable areas of the district especially piggery farm abundant areas despite spraying DDT.

The NVBDCP and consultants are instructed to remain at Jairampur till completion of fogging operation, she added. However, she suggested not to take JE vaccination during the transmission stage of the disease as it may not have effective result.

While, informing that the IDCF & JE awareness campaign has been conducted in Diyun, Bordumsa, Jairampur and Nampong and Namtok area successfully which was attended, among others, by the designated teachers, ASHAs and AWW, she expressed that the shortcomings like shortage of medicine, I/V Drips and shortage of MOs in the district are the factors creating major hindrances during the implementation of any programme. She further said that acute shortage of drivers in the department after withdrawal of three numbers of MMU drivers is also a big challenge to carry out any programme.

The entire MOs in different Health centers including the District Hospital are keeping vigilant to control spreading of JE, Malaria, Diarrhea and other water borne diseases, added the DMO.



Address the challenges of border area development, Governor urges Govt officers

ITANAGAR, Aug 5: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma today advised the public leaders and heads of departments of East Kameng district to work with team spirit to address the challenges of border area development, healthcare, education and unemployment in the district.

Accompanied by First Lady of the State Jyotsna Sharma, State Rural Development Minister Kumar Waii and Parliamentary Secretaries Karya Bagang, Tapak Taku and Mama Natung and Secretary to Governor Shurbir Singh, the Governor  was addressing the district heads of departments in the Kameng Hall, DC Office, Seppa during his maiden visit to East Kameng district.  

While emphasizing the need of special focus on healthcare, he urged the elected representatives to take up on war footing in addressing health related challenges.

Stressing on education sector, the Governor said that unless and until advancement is made in this sector, the district cannot progress.   

The Governor opined that there are lots of resources in the district, which needs to be tapped. The people of the district, especially the elected representatives and district officials have a big role to play. Each one of them has the responsibility towards unemployed youth. He advised all to explore ideas for instilling skill and required expertise amongst the youth and motivate them towards self-employment.  The Governor urged upon the youth to come out of their comfort zone and explore avenues to excel in life. They should not look upon the government all the time but also make effort to meet the challenges ahead.

Taking part in the discussion, the elected representatives of East Kameng district, led by Waii assured to prepare at least hundred youth for employment in armed forces.

Earlier, through PowerPoint presentation, East Kameng Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Kumar Singh briefed the Governor on various development issues of the district. An audiovisual presentation, titled ‘Socio-cultural glimpse of East Kameng District’ conceived by East Kameng Social Welfare & Cultural Organization was also presented on the occasion.

On their arrival at the district headquarters, the Governor and the First Lady were accorded a warm traditional reception by the people. Goan Burahs from different villages were present on the occasion to greet the first couple on their maiden visit. PRO to Governor



18 sanitation vehicles flagged off

Pema calls for proper sanitation plan  in Capital Complex

ITANAGAR,  Aug 5: Minister for UD, Town Planning, Housing, Art & Culture Pema Khandu alongwith Parliamentary Secretary U D Techi Kaso today flagged off 18  number of Sanitation vehicles at the Directorate of UD, Itanagar.  

These  sanitation vehicles, (TATA Ace)  procured under the Urban Infrastructure & Governance (UIG) component of JnNURM programme of UD was formally handed over to the Itanagar Municipal Council (IMC) to start the door to door collection of garbage in all the 30 Municipal wards of the IMC.

The Minister advised the Chief Councillor of  IMC Higio Aruni, who was also present in the flagging off ceremony, to immediately draw a proper sanitation plan for the entire Municipal area and start the sanitation drive in the capital complex.

He further assured that the Department of UD will soon provide the IMC a Skid garbage loader of 8 cubic capacity and 2 Dumper of 3 and 8 cubic capacities respectively.

Among others, Deputy Chief Municipal Councillor Kipa Babu, CE cum Director UD Taba Tedir and other senior officers of the UD Department were present on the occasion.

Immediately after the flagging off ceremony, the Minister and Parliamentary Secretary UD attended the review meeting of the Department in the conference hall of the Directorate.

Deputy Directors (UD) of all the districts gave detailed power point presentation on the ongoing schemes, new schemes, staff profile, T&P profile, audit para-settlement and other matters  of their respective districts to the duo. The CE cum Director UD Taba Tedir appraised the Minister and the Parliamentary Secretary of various difficulties being faced by the Department in execution of schemes particularly due to lack of sufficient man power.

Parliamentary Secretary Techi Kaso in his speech exhorted the officers to give best services to the people of the State by properly utilizing funds meant for development in the district. He further appealed them for framing a proper work plans considering the short working season in the State.   

Addressing the meet, Pema, asked the officers for timely completion of the projects. He assured to take up the matter of man power shortage and other problems of the Department with the Govt. for appropriate reddressal.

Acknowledging the tough conditions under which the officers are working, the Minister urged them not to compromise with work quality and adhere to a strict work culture with even more sincerity, discipline and dedication.

Expressing serious concerns on sluggish progress of MLA Apartment and Convention Hall, he asked the department to explore the legalities in expediting the projects. He also expressed his desire to inspect the ongoing projects in the district along with the Parliamentary Secretary after the monsoon and to have another round of departmental review meet in the later part of December this year.



Review meeting of district health society held

YINGKIONG, Aug 5: The governing body and review meeting on National Health Mission for the year 2013-14 and 15 of Upper Siang District Health Society was held in the DC’s Conference Hall here today.

The District health society chairman and Upper Siang DC Dr Tariq Thomas presided over the meeting.

While sharing that the governments, both at the centre and state, are giving top priority on the health and education sector, he appealed all the medical officers and para-medical staff to discharge their duties and responsibilities sincerely and punctually to make the district free from diseases and epidemics and people healthy and sound both in mentally and physically. Participating in the interaction session, DMO Dr Kaling Dai assured the district health society members that it would conduct free blood donation camp at Yingkiong during the month of September/October.

Earlier, DRCHO Dr Appir Apang, DTO Dr Ahik Miyu and DSO Dr I Modi explained about their new proposal through power point presentation.

ZPM Nobeng Burang appealed the health service authorities to impart training to the PRI members for more awareness on health sector.

Among others, PD Hengo Basar, ZPM Nyokgon Nitik and all the members of Upper Siang District Health Society attended the meeting. (DIPRO)



Project affected people seeks equal representation of all affected villages in CSR committee


ANINI, Aug 5: The meeting of the Project Affected Committee (PAC) of the Etalin Hydro Electric Power Company Limited (EHEPCL) and Attunli Hydro Electric Power Company Limited (AHEPCL) was held recently at Etalin, the circle headquarter of Etalin-Malinye circle.

The meeting was held to discuss finalization of EIA report, formation of CSR committee, and smooth function of the PAC committee for ensuring maximum benefit to the project affected people.

Chairing the meeting, Singe Milli, Zilla Parishad Chairperson, Dibang Valley district said project affected people must acquaint themselves with benefits and disadvantages of a hydro electric project in their locality.

Tasku Tayu, PAC Secretary put forth the condition that CSR committee at the district level should be constituted after approval of the PAC to ensure free, fair and equal representation of all the project affected villages.

He also said signature campaign conducted by EHEPCL officials regarding forest clearance under Forest Rights Act must have approval of the gram sabha.

The meeting selected new executive body to head the PAC, and also discussed on ensuring transparency and cooperation within the members.



Capacity building training on Rural-Eco-Tourism Guides & Village Hospitality Service Providers begins

‘Proper infrastructure essential for growth of tourism’

Yachang Tacho

ZIRO, Aug 5: The nine days capacity building training on Rural-Eco-Tourism Guides and Village Hospitality Service Providers in Arunachal Pradesh began here today. Sponsored by North East Council, Shillong the training programme is organized by Arunachal Pradesh Tour Operator Association (APTOA) in collaboration with department of Tourism, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh and will last until August 13.

In his inaugural speech, local MLA Tage Taki said that tourism will prosper and tourist inflow will rise automatically if we show hospitality to our guests. Explaining the essence of ‘Atithi Devo Bhavah’ which means ‘treat guest like a god, Taki urged the local people to show hospitality to our guests, develop good behavior and act honestly.

The main component of tourism industry is good infrastructure, good environmental management, good behavior of local citizens, and availability of healthy foods. To make a place a tourist destination, these criteria are to be fulfilled. However, it does not mean that we have to accommodate the tourists in luxury room or in multi-storey building but all basic facilities like clean bathroom, bedroom, dining room etc should be there, he said.

Taru Talo, Director Tourism department said that Ziro is such a beautiful place where many tourists prefer to visit. When tourists reach here it becomes the collective responsibility of the local citizen to show them gesture and hospitality. If properly developed and promoted, tourism sector here will generate employment opportunities for many unemployed educated youths, he opined.

Appreciating the APTOA for choosing Lower Subansiri district as venue of the training for promotion of tourism in the state, Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Krishna Mohan said that every place in Arunachal is beautiful but to make the area as place of tourist attraction there should be good road connectivity, cleanliness and hospitality.  Expressing his happiness in sharing with chief secretary, secretary tourism, union ministers, MLA, MP who favoured Ziro and identified its potentiality, he requested the tourism director to avoid cement concrete tourism infrastructure as it will affect on eco tourism. Instead, he suggested for using locally available eco friendly materials for development of tourism infrastructure.

Like other many hill stations in the country, use of disposable plastic products are banned in Ziro. To make it successful, tour operators have to initiate and everyone must follow the order strictly.

Stating that CGI sheets are not eco friendly materials, DC enquired as to how people of Ziro have switched over to use such materials when those days they used water proof eco friendly roofing. He also disclosed his proposal sent to government for providing alternative roofing instead of CGI sheets.

APTOA president John Panye and district tourism officer Tater Mize also spoke in the inaugural session.

Among others Tume Amo, SP Ziro, HoDs, Bazar committee, hoteliers, participants from Ziro, Yachuli, Raga, Itanagar attended the function.

In technical session, resource persons Taba Ajum, journalist and Chukhu Mama, Asst. Professor, Rajiv Gandhi Polytechnic, Itanagar highlighted on ‘Role of media in shaping and developing tourism’ and ‘Overview of tourism in North East India with tourism as an engine of growth’ respectively through power point presentation while Rohan Pandit, JRF, Eaglenes Wild Life Sanctuary, West Kameng talk about ‘Introduction of bird watching techniques’.



Coordination meeting discusses problems of DPGC, adopts several resolutions

ITANAGAR, Aug 5: The Galo Welfare Society (GWS) along with representatives from Galo Students’ Union (GSU) and All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) held a coordination meeting with the authority of Donyi Polo Government College, Kamki and discussed various problems faced by the college and their solutions.

The meeting after having threadbare discussion on various problems being faced by the college, its faculty members and students adopted several resolutions to pursue with the authorities concerned for early materialization.

The meeting adopted resolutions to pursue with the authorities concerned to open a bank branch with ATM booth and a sub-post office at college campus, to demarcate the college boundary and erect boundary wall, to remove and discourage selling of IMFL in and around the college campus.

The meeting also decided to pursue with the Directorate of Higher and Technical Education for posting of sufficient lecturers in the college and the Transport Department for regular APST bus service from Aalo to the college campus.

The Principal (in-charge) Gomo Karbak highlighted the academic performance of the college.

 The current eligibility criteria for admission were also widely discussed.

 Senior member and SE (Power) Modam Jini and DFO, Aalo division Nyali Ete also attended the meeting and shared their views and opinions.

DFO Ete, who is also the general secretary of West Siang unit of GWS, informed that he will organize an avenue plantation programme in the college campus very soon.

Earlier, in the day, GWS president Dr. Emi Rumi accompanied by GSU Spokesperson Marli Kamki and Member Secretary Federal Assembly AAPSU Deny Boje visited the fire victims of Libu Bene village, Kamba and distributed various relief items for immediate use to the victims on behalf of the GWS.



AKSU complains against  stone crusher plant

ITANAGAR, Aug 5: The All Kimin Students’ Union has complained against a stone crusher plant at Kimin claiming that it is operating illegally, without obtaining NOC from the department of geology and mining.

In its memorandum submitted to the DC Yupia, the letter read  “…Moreover, stone and boulders are extracted recklessly from the Kimin river and streams by digging with excavators and diverting the river course to operate the stone crushers violating completely the Arunachal Pradesh Minor Mineral Concession Rule 2002. Further, necessary guidelines to setup Stone Crusher plants have been totally violated by the proprietors by constructing the plant near State Highway & School with a distance of only 5 to 10 meters which should be at least 200 meters from the main road and from School at least distance of 500 meters along with minimum 6 meters of high compound wall or barrier of GI Sheets along their plot periphery towards highway/road side or School which should be constructed to prevent any health hazard pollution emitting from the plants.

The Government of Arunachal Pradesh, Department of Geology & Mining, Itanagar in it’s vide order No. DGM/RY/MM/FORMAT/2005-06/2675 Date, the 2nd March/2006 has clearly mentioned that it must be ensured that the minor minerals should be collected from approved notified quarries only and there should not be any violation of Forest Conservation Act, 1980 and other environmental laws. But all guidelines, rules & Acts have been violated by the Proprietor of the Stone Crusher Plants at Kimin, the memorandum further read.



ITBP defeats GTSC

NAHARLAGUN, Aug 5: Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Kimin defeated Gangte Tagung Sporting Club (GTSC) by 2-1 in the fourth day of the 5th Eagle Trophy state level football tournament at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Naharlagun today.

In the initial moments of the first half, GTSC strikers tried some swift game with few attacking shots, which was brilliantly saved twice by the ITBP goal keeper Prem Kumar including one daring save with his head.

The ITBP team known for its consistent performances in every tournament, secured an edge with Gumli Riba scoring the opening goal in the 11th minute. With a brilliant pass by team mate Madhu Singh, Riba overcome both defender and goal keeper and jolted a low shot straight into the net.

With a 1-0 lead, ITBP gradually gained momentum. However the desperate GTSC strikers tried to find an equalizer with some missed efforts, which now turned even more difficult with Pawan Kumar of ITBP, who happened to lend a straight shot into the opponents net from a distance of few meters in the 22nd minute, turning the score 2-0.

GTSC had many opportunities but their strikers in poor form could not convert those chances into goals. But it was Domar Lollen of GTSC who managed to score the solitary goal for the team in the 25th minute. His goal was worth watching, with brilliant triangular pass by his team mate and finally delivering a magnificent left leg shot into the opponent’s net.

At the end of the first half, the score remained 2-1.

ITBP could have managed few more goals but two goals were consecutively missed in the last moments when a strong Pawan Kumar shot hit the upper edge of the goal post. Within few seconds, Pawan yielded a second futile shot which came from a corner.

Still, having a good chance to equalize the game, Jumdo Padu of GTSC in the second half misses a golden chance when his gushing body got entangled with the confident looking ITBP goal keeper. A few seconds later, Suresh Sundi of ITBP failed to convert another good chance.  

Meanwhile, if not goals than spectators got to see some rare moments with the maiden yellow card being issued to Sunil Kumar of ITBP in the latter’s effort to kick a corner and in another development Gangte Taking, who came on as a substitute, was found to be wearing a wrongly numbered jersey.

Till the last moment, both teams had failed to convert their constant efforts. Even the strong ITBP strikers missed many chances, which otherwise could have assured them of a bigger score line than 2-1.

The day’s second match ended with last year’s finalist Bamang Taji FC securing their first victory over Todo United FC with a score of 2-0. The final score however did not tell the full story.

The game started slow and only picked up pace in twenty minutes into the game when Bamang Taji’s number 16 Toko Tapa had the first real chance of the game. Tapa could have taken his team ahead but Todo United keeper Asif Ansari was good on the attempt and firmly held on to the ball. A frantic counter attack followed and a clever chipped attempt earned Todo United a penalty kick. They should have taken the advantage but Ritesh Subha failed to convert with his weak attempt that was easily held on to by Tage Pilya.

BTFC would finally get their noses in front in the 25th minute when Toko Tapa played in a beautiful cross for his skipper Rocky Ramching who cheekily headed it over Ansari.

Todo United players were driven into action by the goal and made several forward runs and cross balls to find an answer to Ramching’s goal. Tagio Raja appeared to equal the score as he made his way past several defenders but was unable to get any real strength behind his shot. As if the score line was not enough bad news, Todo United suffered another setback when Ramching stepped up to convert a penalty in the 36th minute to extend the lead even further before half-time.

The second half began with TUFC players looking to close in on the gap with missionary intent. With high profile players on their side, an equaliser looked inevitable as the team pushed on for a goal. In fact, the entire second half was dominated by the Todo United players as they several searing runs into the danger zone but failed to find the back of the net.

Imported player James Effiong tried his best to infuse more energy and intent into the game but all efforts were in vain as the referee blew the whistle signalling the end of the match.

Wednesday will witness CM’s 11 take on 19 Nyapin FC in the first match while FC Doimukh will lock horns with Todo United.



---- Editorial ----


More measures are needed

The outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis in few pockets of Arunachal and in neighbouring Assam has created panic among citizens of this state. There is mad rush among citizens to get JE vaccination. Private pharmacy are witnessing heavy rush by citizens to get vaccination. The said vaccine is quite expensive   and is out of reach for the poor family. Government of Arunachal should provide vaccination free of cost just like neighbouring state Assam is doing.

 Recently health department claimed that it has taken all necessary steps to prevent further spread of Japanese Encephalitis and is closely monitoring the current situation in the state. The department has requested people to be calm and participate in vector control. It is great to know that health department is taking initiatives to control further outbreak of JE. But more steps should be taken. Department should carry out intensive fogging operation and provide JE vaccination free of cost.

----Readers Forum ----



Think twice

Dear Editor,

I would like to request the govt of Arunachal not to jump into conclusion regarding the issue of increase in retirement age of govt. employees. Decisions should be taken after thorough research of the pros and cons of the order and according to popular will. Unlike other rich states our state is a cash strapped state, our govt doesn’t earn revenue, taxes from industries, importexport, manufacturing factories, multi national companies etc. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that our state is totally dependent upon central government funds that govt. is not even able to pay the salaries on time. Some employees who are nearing retirement want to enjoy the benefits of 7th pay commission so they are demanding increase in retirement age. But many govt. employees on reaching their 60’s become physically and mentally weak, thus unable to carry out their duties competitively. Many are also unable to carry out their duties due to which they have to take volunteer retirement thus depriving them of their superannuation benefits. Moreover unemployment rate in our state is also rising gradually. Many youths, graduates of various streams even after completing their studies in cities like Delhi, Mumbai are unable to get job in our own state. Instead of increasing the retirement age, the govt should focus on job creation, timely payment of salaries, establish job generating institutions, timely completion of hydro power projects and regularization of current contingency staffs. This would go a long way for the benefits of govt employees.







A hospital not equipped for emergencies

Dear Editor,

I would like to share my great disappointment regarding two major failures of West Siang District Hospital, Aalo.

On 8th July 2014 at around 1.30 am I came to district hospital Aalo with my sister in critical condition from Tirbin PHC covering 85 km. I found emergency Medical Officer along with few nurses in their routine duty. After examining the patient’s condition doctor prescribed some medicine which was to be purchased from pharmacy.

So I ran to buy medicine from pharmacy but not a single pharmacy was there to give away the medicine. All pharmacy doors were locked from outside. I came back to hospital after searching every nook and corner.

Later, the  nurses managed some injection. My sister was lying at emergency room without needed medicine till morning. My question is why there is no emergency pharmacy during night time? Who will be responsible if patient dies due to insufficient medicine? Why there is no Pharmacy inside the medical compound as it is in Pasighat and other towns of the state? An emergency pharmacy for night time is badly needed in this hospital.

Again on July 9th morning around 9.00 am doctor referred my sister to Pasighat General Hospital for further treatment. Patient was so serious we needed to reach pasighat before 2 pm.  Unfortunately, it was the day of AAPSU Bandh. No private vehicle was allowed to move except Ambulance and military vehicles. So I enquire medical staff about ambulance. They said “if you want to use ambulance you must buy two new tyres for ambulance and manage petrol too”.

I was so surprised to hear the criteria before using the ambulance of a government hospital. But in that emergency hour I could not manage such huge extra amount. Lastly by the help of one nurse we put Red Cross symbol on private vehicle and moved to pasighat with a great risk during bandh hour.

The AAPSU agitators did not disturb our way and let my car go to pasighat by observing my sister’s condition.

I do not know - how ambulance is serving the hospital? And who is funding the ambulance? What is the system of hiring ambulance?

What will be the condition of poor people who never had even a bicycle in their family, if they are asked to buy tyres for vehicles.  

If these situation continue without any correction or rectification, there is less chance to hope for survival of poor people during emergency hour in this hospital.

My humble request to DMO West Siang is to look into the mentioned cases seriously and do the needful action so that poor and needy people of the district could have some hope in this hospital during emergency case.


Isen Lombi

General Secretary

Kalom Ao Welfare Society




Trees are our friends

Dear Editor,

We often remember the strange fascination trees had for us when we were very young. It was a real pleasure to claimed up a tree, to perch oneself on one of its branches and play all kinds of games. If it happened to be a fruit tree, the excitement was still more there. Trees indeed continue to be our friends even when we may no longer climb up for fun or games. They are part and parcel of our natural wealth. They add to the beauty and the very life of creation.

They make the landscape green, colourful and pleasant. It is so soothing to the eyes to look at the leaves, the flowers and the fruits. The earth would be a barren place if there were no trees.

It would become a desert where no life exists.

Trees provide us fuel, food, fodder, timber and paper.

They are shade-givers, soil-protectors and air purifiers.

Leaves, barks and fruits of certain trees are used as medicines. 

Trees play a vital role in soil conservation and ecological balance.

A healthy ecology is one in which elements are in such harmony that none dominates or destroys the other. Trees in the form of forests, help to hold this balance in a most significant manner.

But unfortunately every year one and a half million hectares of forests are being cut down. There will be an ecological catastrophe if forests are destroyed at the present rate, since the rate at which new plantations are being established is not enough. There is a real danger of losing all our forests before new ones come up.

Trees are our friends.

We are not always aware of either their presence or their use. But this world will cease to be beautiful if there are no trees.

So save them as possible because save trees means save oneself.


Talom Jeke Nilling,




We don’t have proper addresses

Dear Editor,

A few days back, one of my friends from Gauhati informed me that he was planning to visit me in a couple of days and wanted to know where I lived in Itanagar. As I sat down to mail him my home address, I suddenly realized that mine was not a proper address. Well, all I could tell him was that I lived in E-sector, Itanagar and that was it- no house name or number, no name for the lane, road or the street- just an all encompassing ‘E - sector’!

How was he to locate my house with just the name of the colony for an address? I am sure most of the residents of Itanagar must, some time or the other, have faced such predicament when giving out addresses.

We do not have any name or number for any of our bye-lanes, lanes, streets, crosses or roads save for VIP road, Lummar Dai Marg and the vaguely named main road. As a fallout, postal and courier services, among others refuse to do home delivery. How can we expect emergency services like fire brigade, police or ambulance to reach us in time when we fail to provide a precise address?

What we now need is to identify and name, or at least designate a number to, all the bye-lanes, lanes, streets, crosses, roads etc. in the capital area. While doing so, let us do away with the regionalized suffixes such as marg, chowk etc. and instead adopt the globally accepted and adopted suffix of lane, road, street, cross etc. And for heavens sake, no more of Indira Gandhi chowks, M.G roads or Rajiv Gandhi margs please !


T. Damik





Deal with criminals

Dear Editor,

Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of government and general public towards the rising criminal activities and its reoccurrence in our state.

Once our state was considered as most calm and wonderful resort for tourist and its natives. Criminal activities were heard only on news and as stories from far places. But today, our state has become a heaven for criminals. Crime has become so common that we can see live telecast of it.

The same crime is being committed repeatedly by the rogues. Series of bank robbery and rape crimes are the things to be pondered upon. My question to the governing authority is that why they are not taking strict and appropriate action against such criminals? Superficial action taken for formalities will encourage criminals to carry out more crimes. Weak law will provide better platform for hooliganism and chaos in our state.

Therefore I strongly appeal to the concern authority and law makers to strongly deal with the criminals and rogues so that it may be an example to all.


Kipe Kena

Lipu, Likabali








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