GBFC & SUFC beat their opponents in 10th& 11th match of Itanagar Solung Football
ITANAGAR, Aug 6: Golgí Boté FC beat Junior Boys FC by 5-1 in first match of today’s
Itanagar Solung Festival Tournament being played at RGGP College ground, Itanagar.
Batong Perme scored two goals, Tajing Bonung, Oyin Pajing, Tom Lego scored one goal
each for GBFC while Ali Tayeng scored a single goal for Junior Boys FC.
In the second match, Solung United FC defeated Mebobian FC by 4-1. Notem Tayeng
scored two goals, Tarik Talom and Tamo Jomyang scored one each for Solung UFC while
Karsing Panggeng scored the lone goal of Mebobian FC.
August 7 match schedule: Kiyi Bogyi FC Vrs Banggo United (2.30 PM), Rumking Peri
Soman Yameng Vrs Siang Thrashers (4 PM) informed Itanagar Solung Festival Celebration
Committee, Sports Secretary Tarok Lomtung.
Tarh Lugu FC beat New Young FC 3-0
ITANAGAR, Aug 6: Tarh Lugu FC defeated New Young FC 3-0 in the 9 Warriors 10th Independence
Running Trophy Football Tournament at KV No.2 Playground here today.
All the goals were scored in second half by Tarh Gagu in 58th and 78th minuntes and
Duyu Namin in 71 minutes.
In the second match of the day, Hills Rider FC lost 1-2 to Mukum Mapa FC.
Bomi Tassar put Mukum Mapa FC ahead in 78th minutes before Tasso Tai doubled the
score in 82nd minute. Tania Mara of Hills Rider reduced the margin to 1-2 by scoring
in 87th minutes, according to organizing committee.
Tomorrows Match: 1st match: Rajesh Sapa f.c vs Junior less f.c at 2:45 min. 2nd match:
United Boys FC vs Poma Generation FC at 4:15 pm.
Salla Panchayat defeat Leporiang 2-1
ITANAGAR, Aug 06: Salla Panchayat FC defeated Leporiang FC 2-1 in the third quarterfinal
match of the Tiger 7 Football Tournament at Sagalee today.
Tana Tana and Ngurang Baba scored one goal for Salla Panchayat FC while the lone
goal for Leporiang FC was scored by Nabam Tada, according to organizing committee.
KV facing teacher shortage problem
PASIGHAT, Aug 6: Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) Pasighat is facing acute shortage of teaching
and clerical staff which is affecting the students immensely. According to official
sources, only 3 regular teachers are available in the school and the authority has
roped in part time contract teachers to fill the shortage. There is no full-time
Principal or Vice-Principal and single clerk in the school.
It is one of the biggest schools in the district with good number of students from
Class-I to Class XII. Students of the school meeting the DC-cum- Chairman apprised
how they are facing many problems in studies due to the shortage of teachers, particularly
in science stream.
Taking serious note, the Chairman Nidhi Srivastava assured them that there will be
no compromise with facilities and the quality of education in the KV. Students are
the future guardians of the nation and for their brighter future she has already
discussed the matter with the appropriate authority.
“I am expecting to fill up the vacancies by August 15 and things should get better”,
assured the Chairman Srivastava. DIPRO
ABK Lower Dibang Valley unit demands expedition of investigation
ITANAGAR, Aug 6: The Adi Baane Kebang Lower Dibang Valley District unit has written
to deputy commissioner Lower Dibang Valley drawing his attention towards mysterious
death of one Nong Pertin, who was found dead at Bhismaknagar.ABK district unit in
its letter stated that, “The death of Late Nong Pertin remains a mysterious one as
his motorcycle was recovered from Shantipur (Podumpukuri) and his dead body was found
at Bhismaknagar. So, from the facts stated above it can be concluded that the death
of is not a suicidal one rather it is an established case of cold blooded murder.”
Further strongly condemning such inhuman and barbaric act, they appealed to the deputy
commissioner to expedite the investigation, so as to deliver early justice to the
deceased and the bereaved family.
MLA visits injured passengers at GH Pasighat
ITANAGAR, Aug 6: Mariyang-Geku MLA Olom Panyang visited injured passengers at hospital
who received injuries in the recent Sumo accident at Lagru, about 8km from Mariyang
under Upper Siang District. Two persons died in the accident while many others injured.
The MLA offered some financial assistance and fruits to the injured passengers at
General Hospital Pasighat and prayed for their early recovery. He also conveyed his
condolence to the bereaved family members of the two deceased persons.
Meanwhile, Panyang has lauded the efficient management of the hospital by medical
team under the guidance of the Medical Superintendent.
Society submits memo to DC
KHONSA, Aug 6: All Tutsa Welfare Society submitted memorandum to the Tirap Deputy
Commissioner today demanding immediate arrest of the culprit involved in the cold
blooded murder of Khunwang Kitnya of Thungjang village under Lazu Circle in Tirap
district on August 4 at Ziro in Lower Subansiri District. The memorandum states that
the murder of an innocent man had evoked anger and resentment among the Tutsas. It
further states the unfortunate victim was working to earn his livelihood under the
person who committed the heinous crime.
The Society strongly condemns the murder and seeks judicial enquiry and book the
culprit at the earliest. The ATWS also demands compensation from the administration
to the family members of the victim. The memorandum further said that such crime
against innocent people would disturb the prevailing peace in the state.
The Tirap DC has assured the ATWS leaders to set up enquiry into the murder and
punish the culprit as per law. In the meantime, the DC urged the members of Tutsa
community to maintain calm. DIPRO
KDPSSU expresses concern over pathetic condition of schools
ITANAGAR, Aug 6: Claiming that many of the schools under 21st Koloriang Constituency
are in pathetic condition for the want of basic requirements or encroachment by the
local people, the Koloraing Damin Parsi Parlo & Sarli Students’ Union (KDPSSU) has
urged the local MLA, Kurung Kumey district administration and the concern authorities
to provide basic amenities and construct boundary walls for the schools.
In a release, while saying that it had made extension visit to the schools of the
area claimed that Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Koloriang, Govt. Sec. School Parsi-Parlo,
Govt. Sec. School Sarli, Govt. M. E. School, Nikja and Govt. Sec. School, Damin are
being encroached by the local people.
Large number of school building and quarters are occupied by civilians in Sarli,
Damin, and Parsi- Parlo circles. In Govt. Sec. School, Sarli and Govt. Middle School,
Nikja, the kitchen house is like a piggery farm. There is acute shortage of teachers
for math and science subjects, classrooms, teacher’s quarter, Hostel for boys and
girls, Desk-bench in various Primary and Middle schools. Even basic requirements
like toilet are not available. Some infrastructures are so poorly built that it is
no more useable. The students of these schools are either studying sitting on stones
or leaves, the union further informed.
ITANAGAR, Aug 6: The 10th Youth foundation cum felicitation day of Parang Pastoral
Range Youth Department NBCC was held at Parang Baptist Church on August 3 last.
Techi Bhulo (9.2%), Nabam Ama (8.6%) and Nabam Yamak (8.6%) of Class X and Ngurang
Mana (85%) and Tana Nana (55%) of Class XII were felicitated.
ASM Parang Panchayat, Ngurang Takap Tarang, while congratulating the students, encouraged
them to achieve more success in their life ahead.
IDCF launched, awareness prog on JE organized
SEPPA, Aug 6: Though the Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight (IDCF) started
on July 28 with setting up of ORS-Zinc corners in the district, the East Kameng District
Health Society had launched the IDCF on August 4. All the ASHAs, AFs, ANMs, GNMs,
MOs of the periphery health centres attended the program.
The Program started with giving ORS to children by District Zilla Chairperson Meyuk
Cheda and Changku Sangdo ZPM Seppa West.
Dr. K Lapung DRCHO highlighted about the program initiated by GOI and the role of
field staff in carrying out the program successfully.
Dr. T J Tara, Pediatrician spoke about the importance of breast feeding during the
illness. Dr. Dirang Pizi DVBDCPO gave details on Japanese Encephalitis and said people
need not panic about the disease.
DMO Dr. N. Geiyi directed all the staffs to go back to their place of postings and
implement the program along with ASHAs, AWWs and AFs successfully.
Meyuk Cheda ZPC while addressing the gathering suggested that, all the staff of the
department have to maintain softness, politeness and welcoming attitude during the
duty hours. She suggested that team spirit should be maintained in the department
specially the doctors and the nursing staffs.
Changku Sangdo ZPM Seppa West stressed on staying of ASHAs in their respective village
and the medical staff in their place of posting. She suggested “we all must be satisfied
with whatever we have and we should not compare ourselves with others.”
District land use board meeting held
PASIGHAT, Aug 6: District Land Use Board meeting was held in the conference hall
under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava.
Director, State Land Use Board, Joram Puppa, East Siang Soil Conservation Officer
ND Pubiyang, DAO, DHO, ADTH, DVO, DFO, DFDO and ADI were present in the meeting.
While chairing the meeting DC Srivastava urged the board members to prepare a long
term prospective plan to ensure proper use of land in the district. She while informing
that “Mebo” has been selected as pilot project, categorically instructed the board
to take into consideration the tropical climatic conditions while making the concept
paper on sustainable and integrated Socio-Economic Development of the area. The DC
stressed for proper use of vacant lands for sustainable economy and further stated
that practical and scientific approaches are necessary while preparing the long term
plan. She advocated for encouraging medicinal plants which is in abundance in the
State besides floriculture, horticulture produces and cash crops in such lands. She
while seeking coordinated efforts towards the functioning of state Land Use Board
stated proper monitoring mechanism need to be put in place for all kinds of projects
taken up under the Board.
Earlier, the Director Puppa and SCO Pubiyang elaborately shared their views on mission
and objectives. Our major concern is how to control and convert single cultivation
into multi cropping agricultural or horticultural land making it economically viable.
PMC reviews its activities
PASIGHAT, Aug 6: A general body meeting of the Pasighat Municipal Council (PMC) was
held at its conference hall here yesterday in order to assess the performance of
the Council after completion of one year and to chalk out action plan for the future.
The meeting presided over by chief Councillor Denong Tamuk was attended by all the
officers/officials of PMC and members of the Ward Committee of various wards.
The Municipal Executive Officer Nixon Lego explained in detail about the thirteen
subjects that are delegated to the Pasighat and Itanagar Municipal bodies and urged
on upon all the Councillors to prepare action plan under the delegated subjects.
Further, the house adopted resolution for early introduction of user charge especially
for sanitary activities and parking within the Pasighat Municipal area. A meeting
to this effect shall be convened shortly inviting all the stakeholders including
Market Association, District Administration, NGOs, PRI body, Resident Welfare Associations
and senior citizens to evolve mechanism for introduction of tax regime.
Meanwhile, the Chief Councillor Tamuk appealed to the District Medical Officer to
take all preventive measures to contain JE, malaria and all other vector borne diseases
in the district. DIPRO
Solung Football Tournament at Yingkiong kicks off
YINKIONG, Aug 6: The Solung Football Tournament was today kicked off by Upper Siang
DC Dr Tariq Thomas at the general ground here in the presence of SP, DMO, DVO, DVO,
DAO, ADTH and ASO among others.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC called on the participants to maintain sportsmanship.
A total of 26 teams are participating in the tournament on league match basis. The
opening match was played between Donyi Sanggo team Mariyang and Shaolin Soccer Club.
Continue fogging process, says ICDWA
ITANAGAR, Aug 6: Seeking prevention of further spread of Japanese Encephalitis disease,
the Itanagar City Development Welfare Association (ICDWA) has requested that the
state health department to continue the process of fogging in the Capital.
In its memorandum submitted to the director of health and family welfare, it blamed
state government saying that the disease spread because of its negligence.
While also seeking free JE vaccine for all, it further asked for conducting statewide
checking drive on expired medicines.
Open selling of meat prohibited
ZIRO, Aug 6: Lower Subansiri District Magistrate Krishna Mohan Uppu under Section
133 Cr PC has banned the open selling of meat in the town, almost in all the public
places and Government land as it is detrimental to the public health. The order came
into effect immediately. The violators of the order will face action like removal
of the public nuisance and seizure of materials. DIPRO incharge.
AGSU dismayed over delay in declaring HQs of Lower Siang
ITANAGAR, Aug 6: Expressing solidarity with District Demand Joint Action Committee
(DDJAC), Galo Peoples Federation (GPF) and various other organizations and unions
in their movement for establishment of the permanent district headquarters of Lower
Siang at Sikirima and the temporary at Likabali, the All Galo Students’ Union (AGSU)
has expressed dismay over inordinate delay in declaration of the place of the district
headquarters by the government.
Claiming that various Galo based organizations, unions, association have identified
Sikirima as permanent and Likabali as the temporary headquarters of Lower Siang and
have been demanding for declaration of the same for the last many years, AGSU demanded
the state government for early notification of the same to avoid any democratic movement
which may hamper the development process.
“Peaceful dharna, public rally and numerous delegations, representations and memoranda
submitted to the government in support of our demand resulted in nothing but hollow
assurances,” rued AGSU.
ITANAGAR, Aug 6: In exercise of power vested under rule 14 of the Delegation of Financial
Powers Rules, 1978, All the District Land Revenue and Settlement Officers (DLR &
SOs), GoAP, in the district have been declared as the district head of office for
Land Management matters with immediate effect, according to an extra ordinary notification
issued by the Govt.
ZPM seeks PS at Nafra
ITANAGAR, Aug 6: The Nafra ZPM, Miali Sangchoju has urged for early establishment
of a police station at Nafra.
In its memorandum submitted to the chief minister, it said that despite state government’s
sanctioning for opening up of a police station at Nafra, it is yet to start functioning.
When the situation was apprised to the West Kameng SP, he informed that manpower
against Nafra PS has not been sanctioned by the government and that they are unable
to spare the manpower from the existing police station, Bomdila, the letter stated.
He also demanded for establishment of a full fledged BDO at Nafra saying that the
office of BDO, CD-Block Nafra is run by the EAC.
Cleanliness drive conducted at Palin
ITANAGAR, Aug 6: A mass cleanliness drive was conducted at Palin market yesterday
by Palin Area Youth Welfare Association (PAYWA).
The drive was also participated by general public, student leaders and government
officials. Sewages, drainages and garbages were cleared during the daylong drive.
Later, representatives from PAYWA talked on importance of cleanliness.
Encephalitis death toll rises to three, Pul calls for preventive steps
Itanagar, Aug 6: With the death toll by Japanese Encephalitis (JE) rising to three,
following two deaths reported from Changlang district recently, Arunachal Pradesh
Health & Family Welfare Minister Kalikho Pul has called upon the medical fraternity
to rise to the occasion to contain the spread of the disease.
While a 14-year-old boy from Upper Subansiri district lost his life to JE on July
24 last, a 17-year-old girl from Longman village and a 37-year-old woman from Laktang
village, both in Changlang district, succumbed to the dreaded disease on July 31
last while undergoing treatment in a hospital in Dibrugarh (Assam).
Pul told the mediapersons that he has convened a high level meeting tomorrow to assess
the situation, the preventive steps initiated and the steps required further.
Official sources said that a senior officer of the union health ministry is expected
to arrive here on August 11 next to assess the situation.
Pul made a fervent appeal to the masses to use protective clothing, bed nets and
repellents as there is no specific treatment for JE and no effective anti-viral drugs
to treat it has been developed so far.
Advocating drying up stagnated water sources (the breeding ground for JE-carrier
mosquitoes), and spraying of insect repellent like DEET ((N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide)
in the affected areas, Pul said residents of rural areas in endemic locations are
at the highest risk.
The virus cannot be transmitted from person to person, but mosquitoes become infected
by feeding on domestic pigs and wild birds infected with the JE virus. These infected
mosquitoes then transmit the virus to humans and animals.
Culex mosquitoes, the principal vectors, are prolific in rural areas where their
larvae breed in ground pools, especially in flooded rice fields. The JE virus is
transmitted seasonally. In temperate regions, it is transmitted during the summer
and early fall, generally from May to September, he added.
Women conduct operation against ganja cultivation at Ziro valley
From a Correspondent
ZIRO, Aug 6: More than two hundred women gathered here at Subansiri Stadium yesterday
to join a programme called “Bhaang Operation” spearheaded and organized by the All
Arunachal Pradesh Women Welfare Society (AAPWWS) Ziro branch.
The women including Anganwadi workers, gaon burih, members of Hong Farmers Club,
Siiro Farmers Club and from many women based organizations of the valley took part
and destroyed large quantities of bhang (ganja) both wild and cultivated at various
locations including inside the jungle of Ziro Valley.
Informing that they had carried out similar operation last year, AAPWWS Ziro branch
Secretary Dusu Amer said that as per estimation the extent of bhaang cultivation
in Ziro Valley is found to be lesser this year. Even then, we will continue to take
up this operation till last plant is destroyed, she added and warned people not to
wait for them to destroy their plant if they are cultivating it.
Talking to this correspondent, Lower Subansiri district unit Anganwadi workers Secretary
Bullo Yaro categorically stated that taking up of ‘Bhaang Operation’ is just a part
of their objective to make Ziro Valley a drug free zone so as to save the youth in
particular and society as a whole – after all, bhaang is an addictive substance,
a kind of drug which has a devastating impact on youth. Using with these kinds of
additive substances, youth are getting disturbed in their academic pursuits as well
as in their normal lives. So to save them, we are taking up this programme to destroy
bhaang plant both cultivated and the wild to exterminate from Ziro Valley, she added.
Earlier, while flagging off the “Bhaang Operation” in the morning, local MLA Tage
Taki appreciated women group for taking up such kind of activities to check production
of illegal substances which has adverse effect to human health and life. Their philanthropic
job deserves appreciation from both people and government, he added.
Stating that destroying of ganja today by mothers is to protect the future of their
children, he appealed younger folk to avoid taking such kind of addictive substances
which affect normal life in many ways and also appealed farmers not to cultivate
such kind of controversial plant from next year to avoid legal action.
Mentioning that destroying of ganja, opium etc are duty of district administration
and police department, Tumme Amo, Superintendent of Police, Ziro, who was also present
during flag off ceremony, appreciated women group for their activities. He also
appealed them to keep up the spirit.
In spite of taking up such kind of preventive measures, there are many drug addicts
in the Valley which need immediate attention, said a senior citizen. The best solution
is to reach the young people in school or college with effective drug education before
they test the drugs. Drug prevention specialists are to take part while conducting
awareness campaign in school and colleges and we should not leave inexperienced person
alone to do the job, he added.
Survey work for Trans Arunachal Highway in Lower Subansiri district completes
ITANAGAR, Aug 6: The survey work for Trans Arunachal Highway spanning 157.7 KM and
covering Yachuli, Ziro and Raga has been successfully completed by the Lower Subansiri
district administration in co-ordination with ECC & ECI, concessionaire and PWD line
department of Trans Arunachal Highway.
Government had issued notification in this regard on 17th February this year. The
modalities for survey work team constitution and briefing was done immediately after
simultaneous election in the month of May. The actual survey work started in the
month of June, 2014 and has been completed in less than two month.
Deputy Commissioner Krishna Mohan Uppu Ziro congratulated all the teams for conducting
the survey work in record time braving the inclement weather. He also extended gratitude
to people of Lower Subansiri for their cooperation in completion of survey. The
proposal for approval of compensation to the effected land owner will be sent to
the government after conducting public hearing and completion of requisite documentation
by the line department.
He also expressed hope that the highway work will start at the earliest and the people
of district will travel on the improved road very soon.
CS urged to review industrial shed allotment policy
ITANAGAR, Aug 6: All Arunachal Contractors’ Welfare Association (AACWA) has appealed
to the Chief Secretary to review process or system for allotment of industrial sheds
in Capital Complex in the greater interest of unemployed youths who want to set up
micro and small industries in their own.
Industrial sheds in Capital Complex were allotted to individuals and firms 20-25
years ago during the time of establishment. But they are still occupying the allotted
sheds and most of them have now become established businessmen and politicians, AACWA
said in a memorandum to the Chief Secretary.
According to AACWA, they do not need those sheds no more. Moreover, they are allegedly
giving their allotted sheds to third party on rental basis, the memorandum said.
Informing that there are so many young and upcoming entrepreneurs in the state, who
want to set up micro and small industries in Capital Complex for self employment
but could not do so for want of sheds, the memorandum urged the chief secretary to
review the process for allotment of industrial sheds or allot them to upcoming entrepreneurs
to help them set up their own industry. This will also fulfill the main objective
of setting up of industrial sheds, the memorandum added.
Prof. Mibang releases biodiversity newsletter of CPEB
ITANAGAR, Aug 6: Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) Vice Chanchellor Prof. Tamo Mibang
today released the first volume of biodiversity newsletter published by Centre with
Potential for Excellence in Biodiversity (CPEB), RGU.
While releasing the newsletter which highlights the activities of the CPEB, Prof
Mibang said, ‘Nation is built in university classroom’, therefore, teacher/scientist
and other scholar in university have a big responsibility. We have to develop work
culture and only then we can make a breakthrough in research. Research which does
not contribute to society is worthless, he opined and urged the researchers in the
CPEB to fully explore the biological resources and develop a digital database of
the natural resources of the state.
Prof. HN Sarma, Coordinator CPEB, informed that apart from biodiversity inventory
and biodiversity survey, the centre has also started Advance Post Graduate Diploma
in Biodiversity (APGDB) course and Ecology and Wildlife Biology paper to spawn skilled
human resources for management of biodiversity of the state in future.
Prof. DN Das, Dean, Life Science, Prof. AK Das and Dr. Hui Tag opined that Botanical
Garden is quite necessary for in situ preservation of diversity of plant, particularly
threatened, rare and endemic plant of the state. They suggested for renovation of
the botanical garden at RGU as it may serve as reservoir of plant diversity in future
in view of increasing deforestation.
Noted social worker Tame Yam Natung passes away
ITANAGAR, Aug 6: Noted social worker of the state and former chairperson of the State
Social Welfare Board Tame Yam Natung breathed her last this afternoon at R K Mission
Hospital after prolonged illness.
Born at Hiya village in Kurung Kumey, she was a noted social worker since her school
days who had always fought against social ills like child marriage, forced marriage
and advocated for girl education. After completing her graduation she was associated
with various social and cultural organizations across the country. Later Yam Natung
was appointed as the Chairperson, Arunachal Pradesh Social Welfare Board with the
status of Minister of State status during her time.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has expressed grief over the unexpected demise
of Tame Yam Natung, one of the most prolific woman activists of her time ever produced
by Arunachal Pradesh, who went on to hold the prestigious post of Chairperson of
the State Social Welfare Board for two consecutive terms.
Extending his condolences to the bereaved family members, particularly husband Dr
Biman Natung, the Chief Minister said that Late Yam Natung will be remembered as
one of the pioneers of social activism in the state, in the field of women emancipation
and upliftment of the downtrodden.
“In her we have lost one of the most straightforward woman activists,” he said in
a condolence message this evening.
Late Natung, besides leading the State Social Welfare Board as its Chairperson, also
served as Secretary, State Council for Child Welfare.
The Chief Minister observed that because of her genuine concern for the weak and
downtrodden, the government had endorsed these coveted posts to her, which she took
up wholeheartedly and served the people to her utmost.
“She was a prolific writer and her contribution to the growth of VKV organization
in the state will always be remembered,” Tuki said.
While praying for eternal peace of the departed activist, the Chief Minister expressed
hope that the Almighty will give enough strength to the bereaved family to bear the
Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party, Arunachal Pradesh expressed deep shock over the
demise of Tame Yam Natung, who served the party as state president of Mohila Morcha
during 2009-10 and National Executive Member, Mahila Morcha, BJP.
Her demise is a irreparable loss for the state, said BJP state president Tai Tagak
in a condolence message. Her contributions towards the state will always be remembered
in the days to come and her struggles in life will always inspire the younger generations,
The party prayed to Almighty God for heavenly abode of her departed soul and bestows
enough strength to bereaved family members and relatives to bear with the traumatic
The Nyishi Elite Society (NES) also deeply mourned the death of Tame Yam Natung.
She was one of the founder members of NES and served as executive member for long
time. Late Tame Yam Natung was also 1st generation social worker of Nyishi society,
said NES in a condolence message.
The NES central executive members in a condolence meeting observed two minutes silence
for heavenly peace of the departed soul.
‘Doctors instructed to mention generic names of drugs compulsorily’
ITANAGAR, Aug 6: All the medical practitioners have been instructed to mandatorily
mention the generic name of a drug when they prescribe a medicine as per the directive
of Supreme Court (SC), said Director of Health Services Dr. K. Nishing.
He clarified this when Arunachal Pradesh Chemist and Druggist Association (APCDA)
raised the issue in a coordination meeting in the Conference Hall of the Directorate
of Health Services (DHS), Naharlagun today.
With regards to demand on complete ban on propaganda cum distributor (commission
based company), Dr. Nishing assured to look into the matter after consultation with
the Drugs Control Administration of the State. In this regard, he requested APCDA
to furnish relevant documents for obtaining approval of the Govt.
Regarding the inclusion of representative from APCDA in the ethical committee of
APMC, it was clarified by the Chairman, of Ethical Committee that the APMC is a statutory
body and its members are elected from amongst the member of the Medical Council.
However co-opted member may be inducted after discussion by the Council.
The meeting was attended by representatives from Arunachal Pradesh Medical Council
(APMC), Ethical Committee- Medical Council of Arunachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh
Doctors’ Association (APDA), Arunachal Pradesh Chemist and Druggist Association(APCDA),
Drugs Control Administration and officers of the DHS.
Hundreds take out candle light march, demand justice for N Pertin
ROING, Aug 6: Several hundred people marched today in remembrance of Nong Pertin,
a 27-year-old man who was found dead near Chipu River, in Bhismaknagar on July 31
Leading the candle light march, the Dibang Adi Students Union (DASU) demanded for
judicial inquiry into the death. Alleging foul play, the student union has demanded
immediate arrest of the 'murderer'.
The body of Nong was found hanging in a tree, and was spotted by GREF labours working
on NH52 highway. He was missing since July 26 last.
The peaceful march began from Roing Bazaar Gate around 6pm, and culminated at General
Ground. A large number of people from local Adi and Mishmi community assembled at
the ground to pay homage to Nong by placing candles in front of his portrait.
The portrait that lay erected had a message dedicated to Nong - "He always wished
us Sunshine. Strangely Sunshine also seems lost with him. We can just hope that he
has proceeded to another world to spread more Sunshine there."
A resident of Parbuk village, Nong was born in 12th January 1987, to father Tobing
Pertin and mother B Langkam - a DASU leader read out a brief memoire of the deceased
to the mourners. "He was a graduate of Don Bosco College, Itanagar, and was a person
of high moral and character," he read.
Addressing the gathering, a relative of the deceased, appealed all to stop crimes;
since similar fate could befall on any family. "A case has been registered at the
police station, and one day the culprit will definitely be identified," said the
relative, and added that such crime should never be tolerated in any civilized society.
SK oil retailers asked to maintain stock properly
ROING, Aug 6: Lower Dibang Valley District Deputy Commissioner Shiv Kumar in a meeting
with the S K (Superior Kerosene) Oil retailers of the district asked them to make
SK oil available to the bonafide consumers of the district on production of Ration
Cards. He further asked them to maintain proper stock of the SK Oil with daily Stock
& Sale register while informing that the Magistrates and the officers from DF&CSO
will make surprise inspection and verification of their stock and selling from time
to time. He said to take stringent action which may lead to cancellation of their
licence if these directions are not followed saying that this is being done to curb
the illegal selling of kerosene in the district.
Deputy Commissioner further asked the DF&CSO to make an arrangement for block-wise
selling of SK Oil (once in two months) so that the consumer gets a minimum of 3 litres
per Ration Cards when informed by the department that the monthly allocation of kerosene
in the district is very meagre with only 23,000 Litres per month and on this allocation
one consumer gets only 1 litre 600 millilitre per ration card per month. He also
assured to take up the matter with the higher authorities to enhance the SK Oil allocation
to the district. He also asked the officer to prepare a village wise coverage of
a particular SK Oil retailer as most of the consumers do not know where to get their
kerosene oil. He further directed to make it aware to the consumer through the notice
board and also through the Retailer Shops by pasting them in front of their shops.
The District Food & Civil Supply Officer, Rabo Ratan requested the kerosene oil Retailer
to get their stock & sale register countersigned by him in the beginning. He also
asked them to put proper sign board in front of their Retail Shop as PDS SK Oil Counter
for the notice of the consumer.
The SKO Retail Shop Owners also expressed their grievances especially regarding the
extra cost involved in transportation of kerosene to far & remote areas like Hunli-Desali
and Dambuk-Paglam areas.
Rajneesh Gupta, Superintendent of Police, Kamin Darang, Sanjay Taram, Olom Panggeng
Circle Officers, N Lego, ARCS, H Tath, SDF&CSO, officers & officials of DF&CSO attended
the meeting besides SK Oil retailers.
The District Administration has further issued an order to all the private shopkeepers
not to keep stock or sell any PDS items like PDS Rice, Wheat and SK Oil from their
shops. In this regard, the Deputy Commissioner has informed them to make surprise
checking or raids that will be conducted from time to time and if any shop keeper
is found involve in unauthorized stocking or selling of any PDS Ration Items in their
premises, than his stock shall be seized with all receptacles and legal action shall
be taken against the defaulter under the provisions of the Essential Commodities
Act, 1955 (10 of 1955). DIPRO
DSU demands ban on illegal stone crusher units, quarrying
ITANAGAR, Aug 6: Doimukh Students` Union (DSU) has urged the Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner
to ban all illegal stone crusher units and quarrying along Pachin and Pare (Dikrong)
rivers under Doimukh circle.
The union alleged that the owners of these stone crusher units and quarry are rampantly
mining minor minerals from the rivers for the last many years violating the Arunachal
Pradesh Minor Mineral Concession Rules 2002 and Environment Protection Act.
The Pachin and Pare are two main rivers of Doimukh circle and the unchecked extraction
of minor minerals from the river banks have posed serious threat to river eco-system
and destruction of river’s beauty.
The union alleged that there are atleast six stone crusher units—both big and small—under
Doimukh circle and the raw materials required for these stone crusher units are procured
from Pachin and Pare Rivers. Moreover, these stone crusher units have been set up
in the middle of residential areas, which is clearly violating the guidelines for
setting up of stone crushing industries, the DSU said.
“Such stone crushing industries cause air and noise pollution which has become a
major problem affecting public health,” the students union said. It also claimed
that the State Geology & Mining Department, Government of Arunachal Pradesh has not
issued any license for setting up of stone crusher units nor notified any quarry
area for mining activities at Doimukh circle.
The union also alleged that some of the proprietors of stone crusher units are also
using excavators for digging and extraction of minor minerals from river banks as
well as river beds and has also diverted the natural course of river flow in many
places. Moreover, the Highway Construction Company and Construction Company of Pare
Hydro Project (NEEPCO) have also setup stone crusher units at Pare river bank for
their construction activities and these companies polluted the river water by regularly
dumping earth waste in the river during the working season.
The Railway Construction Company too have procured huge quantity of minor minerals
from the Pachin and Pare river bank for their construction activities and extracted
minor minerals in huge quantity by deploying excavators near Doimukh bridge area,
the release said.
The union expressed doubt over the integrity of the AMDO & Mining Guards posted at
Doimukh by the Department of Geology & Mining, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh because
even if they are aware of ongoing illegal mining activities under Doimukh circle
they are reluctant to take any action against the violators and are also responsible
for revenue leakage in the department.
DSU demanded the District Administration to initiate immediate ban on extraction
of minor minerals from river and operation of all illegal Stone Crusher Units for
the greater interest of local inhabitants and to protect the environment and to stop
illegal exploitation of available natural resources of Doimukh.
Hand washing important for preventing diarrhea
ITANAGAR, Aug 6: Hand washing is the simplest and most effective way to keep diarrhea
at bay, said Tawang DRCHO Dr. Lobsang Tempa.
While demonstrating the techniques of proper hand washing in a review meeting of
intensified diarrhea control fortnight at Tawang yesterday, he stated that proper
hand washing is the most vital part to prevent spread of infectious diseases.
District Medical Officer Dr. Wangdi Lama suggested the education department to make
the six steps of hand washing in school mandatory and teach the students about the
importance of proper hand washing before and after meal. He also urged the Zilla
Chairperson to highlight the six steps of hand washing during the Zilla Parishad
and Panchayat meetings.
The IDCF programme has been divided into two phases. While the health workers will
be providing ORS sachets to children of below five years through door to door visit
in the first phase exclusive breast feeding will be the main theme in the second
phase of the campaign, he informed.
Tawang Deputy Commissioner Abhishek Dev gave emphasis on accurate and regular monthly
reporting of health facilities in the district for better regulation of health facilities.
He asked the health department to focus and target the high risk areas, residential
schools and far flung villages for complete success of the IDCF programme.
He showed his disappointment over the functioning of Anganwadi workers in the district
and directed the Tawang CDPO to review the functioning of anganwadi centres in the
Anganwadi workers are vital for smooth implementation of all programmes and they
ought to dispense their duties sincerely”, he said. He cautioned the non-performing
Anganwadi workers of taking action, including termination from their job.
Further, he urged the education department to provide medicated soaps for hand washing
to schools through school funds.
The meeting was presided over by Tawang ZPC Jambey Tsering, ZPC and attended by HoDs.
Anti-drug awareness campaign held
CHANGLANG, Aug 6: Slogan like ‘Drugs Ko Hataoh – Samaj Ko Bachao’ & ‘Drugs Ka Sewan
– Nahein Karna’ echoed Manmao township as hundreds of public including students of
Secondary School, Manmao, Govt officials, panchayat leaders, teachers, gaon gurahs
and Mahila Mandal took out a mass procession as a part of anti-drug awareness campaign
organized by the district SSA mission recently.
During the 1st day of the programme on July 29, games and sports activities were
conducted. This was followed by awareness on RTE and Shiksha Ka Haq Abhiyan wherein
the district coordinator - SSA, BEO (HQ), BEO Cum BRCC Manmao and Headmaster Manmao
explained bout the RTE and Shiksha Ka Haq Abhiyan.
The second day of the campaign began with awareness meeting attended by panchayat
members, SMC, teachers, Mahila Mandal, GB, etc. after the mass procession. The meeting
was chaired by Changlang DDSE Hortum Loyi.
Dr. P Tangha, MO, Manmao, who was the resource person, spoke on various kind of drugs
and its affect or harm on its users in details.
Chomna Chena who was once addicted to opium shared his past experiences and requested
the gathering not to fall into the trap of drugs/ opium.
Lungkhum Mossang ZPM, Mahila Mandal President, public leader and GB praised the department
for organizing such programme and spoke the ills of drugs. They also resolved to
join hands to fight against drugs to make the society drug free.
LW Babu, Circle Officer Incharge, Manmao lauded the DDSE and other officials for
organizing the programme at Manmao. He spoke on drug and drug related laws and requested
the people to be aware of the laws.
DDSE Hortum Loyi also spoke against drugs and hope for positive result from the programme.
He also addressed the students and asked them to maintain discipline at their
homes and in schools. He also said that education is the right of every child, so
all children should come forward to achieve their rights.
At last he lauded the Mahila Mandal, PRI and all section of the society for their
cooperation in making the programme a grand success, according to an official release.
Todo United crashed out, CM’s 11 continue winning streak
NAHARLAGUN, Aug 6: Todo United who entered the tournament as one of the favourites
today crashed out of the fifth Eagle Trophy following their second successive against
FC Doimukh, going down 2-1.
Nguri Abim gave Doimukh the lead in the 11th minute of the game after a volley attacks
from both teams in the first ten minutes. Abim’s goal however, would be cancelled
out just before the break when Rajesh Subba hit home the equaliser in the 41st minute.
Finding himself one-on-one with the Doimukh goalkeeper, Subba made sure he made no
mistake from the six yard box.
The second half of the match witnessed some intense individual battles all across
field. The match could have taken an ugly turn when a referring decision upset Todo
United officials. Fortunately the team and staff kept calm and did not let the situation
get out of hand. However, their misfortunes would not end until the last whistle
was blown as the Doimukh players rallied for a winning goal. Tame Dolu’s 76th minute
strike would be the final nail in the coffin for Todo United.
In the other match played earlier today, the CM’s 11 continued their winning streak
beating 19th Nyapin FC 2-1.
Tage Taht gave the CM’s 11 the lead in the 33rd minute and the team managed to keep
the Nyapin players at bay for the rest of the first half. However, the CM’s team’s
lead was cancelled out early in the second half when Lingdom John equalised two minutes
after play resumed.
Despite putting in a solid performance, the chief minister’s players would eventually
go on to seal the victory with Pani Raju scoring from a free kick to chip the ball
over the wall in the 68th minute of the game.
Independence Cup football tournament gets underway
BOMDILA, Aug 6: The Independence Cup football tournament started at Bomdila yesterday.
Inaugurating the tournament, Deputy Commissioner A K Singh in his message impressed
on the need to maintain the camaraderie and the sportsmanship spirit.
“Bomdila has witnessed unsavory incidents of communal clashes in the recent past
arising out of the fallouts of the football tournaments. The narrow-mindedness and
communal feelings need to be done away with right away if the young talented youths
are to be groomed in a positive and conducive atmosphere” said Singh.
He also assured of facilitating bigger and more high profile football tournaments
in the district in the coming days provided the organizing committees prove their
mettle and the players as well as the people mend their ways.
Superintendent of Police Surender Kumar also reiterated on the importance of imbibing
self discipline and inculcating the sportsmanship spirit all through the game and
in life too.
The tournament is being organized by the All West Kameng Students Union (AWKSU) led
by its President Minda Lungthen as the organizing secretary under the aegis of the
district administration and with technical support and guidance from the District
A total of ten teams are taking part in the tournament and the finals would be played
on 15th of August. The winner team would take away the trophy and a cash award of
fifty thousand while the runner’s up would get twenty five thousand. Besides the
individual cash awards of five thousand each for the best player, highest scorer
and best goal-keeper, the best disciplined team would bag ten thousand with free
entry in the next year’s Independence cup football tournament.
The district would also witness traditional dress show by young boys & girls and
traditional folk dance of the six indigenous tribes inhabiting West Kameng during
the Independence Day celebration; a pilot project initiated by the department of
Arts & Culture with an objective of consolidating the ethnicity and tradition of
the tribes and also to bring them together under a common platform to showcase its
Through your medium I want to make an Appeal to the Chief Minister to do away with
an impediment for Justice especially to rape victim(s).
Last April a non APST Bengali Carpenter was arrested on the complaint of a group
of women from 2 mile area of Pasighat town. The accused was alleged with the continuous
Rape of his own daughter since last one year. The daughter is just 14 years old and
studying in class VI in a Government school at Pasighat. A successive Bail application
was moved by the accused in the Court of the Additional District and Session Court,
Eastern Session Zone, Pasighat on 4th August 2014. I was appointed as the Public
Prosecutor (PP) for the same Bail Application. On the day of the Bail hearing, I
told the court that it was a “rare of the rare” case and how can we even imagine
an Accused in a Rape Case, who had been under judicial custody for some 95 days to
be at large and allow him to live with the Victim under the same roof? Won’t it endanger
the victim’s life? Won’t it trample with the evidence? Won’t it deny justice to the
victim in the process?
But, the Hon’ble Judge granted Bail to the dreaded Accused stating that “I grant
the Bail due to the default of the Investigation Officer (I.O) who failed to submit
the charge sheet even after the lapse of 95 long days in a very-very sensitive case
and above all, in accordance and provisions of law under section 167 CrPc. Section
167 CrPc provides in simple understanding that, “when the I.O fails to submit the
Charge sheet before a Magistrate within 90 days time from the date of arrest, Bail
is an ‘absolute right’ even if the crime is a rare of the rare case or the most heinous
Now, put to our imagination of the victim who will face that devil each and every
day all over again. What will be her physical and psychological condition? Imagine
the trauma she has gone through at a very tender age and will go through all her
life, the pain, the anguish, the agony and the frustrations of being born to a father
who is much more dangerous than even a devil stranger.
I don’t have words to explain and express how miserable I felt as a father, a brother
and a thinking man inside the court that very moment when the Hon’ble Judge pronounced
and granted the Bail.
I was only thinking and concerned about the poor child, whose mother also had died
when she was just 2 years old by taking poison due to the repeated harassments of
the ‘Devil Husband who by now has turned to a “Devil Father”. I was encumbered with
the thoughts of the fate of the victim girl, her condition and her future at the
mercy of her own ‘Devil Father’ that too, each and every minute of her time un till
she garners courage to run away somewhere even to a strange place far away from the
clutches of her father. And these despondent feelings inside, prompted me to do my
part in trying to do what I could, for the safety and security of the poor little
girl. I requested the Police to provide her security and now she is shifted to her
maternal grandparents at Assam.
After that I met the I.O who incidentally happened to be a woman. I exploded out
my anguish upon her as to why she was not sincere enough to file the charge sheet
on time and being a woman that too, for a Rape of a minor? She told me that she had
put up the file to the Office of the Superintendent of Police (SP), Pasighat for
the approval of the SP, as is the usual norm under section 158 (1) of CrPc which
states that “every report sent to a Magistrate under section 157 shall, if the state
Government so directs, be submitted through such superior officer of police as the
state Government, by general or special order, appoints in that behalf.
While the SP, Pasighat sat on the charge sheet with reasons best known to him, without
submitting it to a Magistrate, he was directly or in directly responsible for abetting
an anti social in the guise of a human being to easily get Bail in a “rare of the
Here lies one of the prime faults in the Criminal Justice Delivery System of India.
Why do we need an unnecessary rule for an I.O to need the approval of the S.P for
submitting his findings of the case before submitting it to a Magistrate? Is the
I.O not competent enough to do the job? If so, why can’t the SP do it himself/herself,
at least in a rape case? Can’t we strive to fast track all the procedures at least
in a rape case so that, justice is done and delivered at a shorter period of time
than to take years as is, in the present trend.
I sincerely pray to the chief minister to issue a directive to the IGP and all the
SPs of all the Districts of the State to file the Charge Sheet by concerned I.O(s)
before the stipulated time as provided under section 167 CrPc and submit it to a
Magistrate than to take the approval of the SP or even if the approval of the SP
is needed, it has to be done within the stipulated time and promptly and the very
same day the I.O submits the report to the S.P, it has to be sent to a Magistrate
by the SP on the same day itself. And, if the SP is out on a leave, the Dy SP has
to be mandated to follow the same procedures. As the section 158 of the Criminal
Procedure Code 1973, empowers the state govt to issue directions in this regard,
why shouldn’t a welfare state do the least for the welfare of its citizens, at least
in a rape case?
We have been waiting for 15 years now
The contractual Medical Laboratory Technician working under NRHM would like to bring
to the notice of the Govt. and the concerned department that inspite of all our possible
efforts to serve the state since long years, no one is noticing our grievances. Like
every other NRHM staff, we are underpaid, though we work hard as everybody else with
dedication, posted in faraway remote places trying to save every single life we can.
It has been 15 long years since we have been humbly awaiting for attention from our
state Govt. to help us get regularized. The services of doctors and nurses under
the same scheme has been regularized continuously by the state govt. It is a pity
that state govt does not seem to notice the laboratory technicians at all.
As per the govt. of India notification vide No. 10 (37) 2011-NRHM-1 Dated 21st December
2011, it is clearly stated that there should be creation of regular post and regularization
of contractual staff within 5 years. It is our humble appeal to the govt. to give
ears to our grievances and regularize all the contractual in general and lab technicians
in particular as it has been 15 long years.
Atleast we deserve to be properly paid, to sustain our life in this today’s costly
world . The govt. needs to consider our pitiable position.
Our state govt. has always given great emphasis and priority to education and health
sectors but laboratory technician under NRHM are never given any consideration to
get absorbed by our state govt.
Atmost one and a half decades has dragged in by miserly. But still there is no hint
of hope for the laboratory technicians, who are being regarded as invisible and non-existent.
Carrying a hope of getting regularized someday and with the faith on the govt so
long, we have even crossed the age limits for applying other jobs. Only the govt
is responsible for our handicapped position. Hence, the responsible must perform
their responsibility and help us through.
We the Contractual Medical Laboratory Technician Welfare Association (CMLTWA) hope
the present govt. and concerned authority will listen to our grievances.
Under NRHM RCH-I &II
An appropriate decision
We would like to applaud the decision of the NHPC not to shift the Regional office
from Itanagar to Guwahati. It is indeed quite appropriate that the Regional office
should be located in the State itself as it is dealing with hydropower projects which
are being carried out in the state. Shifting the office from Itanagar would have
yielded a lot of disadvantage to the people of the state. The Regional Office located
in Itanagar has to be accessible to the people of the state as the organisation concerns
itself with power generation by tapping the hydropower potential of the state. Also,
having the Regional Office within the state guarantees employment opportunities to
the people of the state.
As responsible citizens of the State, we would like to thank all who have put in
their endeavors to prevent the shifting of the office.
The CM Nabam Tuki and Minister of state for Home Kiren Rijiju for taking up the matter
with immediate emergency. All the NGOs and Student unions who also worked towards
preventing the shifting of the office are also to be applauded.
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
Minister for UD, Town Planning, Housing, Art & Culture Pema Khandu along with Parliamentary
Secretary U D Techi Kaso yesterday flagged off 18 number of Sanitation vehicles
at the Directorate of UD, Itanagar. These sanitation vehicles 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.
This is great news for the citizens of capital complex who are worried about unhygienic
condition of capital. Hope IMC will make good use of these vehicles and keep capital
complex neat and clean. But it is often seen that after procuring vehicles, the concern
departments fails to maintain it and many stop running after few months. The 18 sanitation
vehicles procured should not meet same fate. Now all eyes will be on IMC.