ITANAGAR, Jul 31: The two-way traffic between Itanagar and Naharlagun has been finally
opened for light motor vehicle from today onwards. Earlier due to the damage of road
in multiple areas near Papu Nallah, the traffic coming from Naharlagun was diverted
towards Jully. While talking to this daily T. Soki, Executive Engineer PWD Capital
Division informed that heavy vehicles will continue to ply via Jully road till further
ITANAGAR, July 31: All India Radio, Itanagar will broadcast a Live Phone-in-Programme
entitled "Hello Doctor" on its Arun FM (103.1 MHZ) Channel on August 01, 2015. Dr.
Minggam Pertin, MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PMR), Sr. Medical Officer,
Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun will reply to the listeners queries on the topic
"Back Pain & Ill Effects". Listeners may call from 8.00 PM to 8.30 PM on phone Number
Resentment against PWD continues
Roing, July 31: Expressing strong resentment over the handing over of the Bomzir-Pasighat
63km stretch of Arunachal Trans Highway from the BRO to the PWD, the Dibang Right
Bank Idu-Mishmi Charitable Society of Dambuk circle has appealed that the construction
should be handed over to the BRO for better work quality and expedite work.
President of the society, Atek Linggi said," People of Dambuk sub-division are enraged
over this step of the Government. If the decision is not recalled by the Government,
the society will resort to democratic agitation".
The issue of this handing over has been causing uproar in the Dambuk sub-division,
as it is widely accepted that BRO is more apt in delivering quality work compared
to PWD. The general public of the area had also earlier threatened agitation if this
handing over follows through.
Khao-wa observed with devotion
ITANAGAR, July 31: The practitioners of Theravada Buddhism across the state observed
the Khao-wa with great enthusiasm and devotion today. Khao-wa, popularly known as
Buddhist Lent or Rains Retreat, is the three-month annual retreat instituted by the
Buddha himself. The retreat extends between the full moon of July until the full-moon
day of October. During Khao-wa, the monks dwell permanently in their temples except
in unavoidable circumstances.
Khao-wa is a period for many practitioners of Theravada Buddhist to reinvigorate
their spiritual training and adopt more ascetic practices, such as giving up meat,
alcohol or smoking.
In Itanagar Theravada Buddhist temple, the day was observed by donating offerings
to temple and listening to Dhamma talks and spiritual guidance of Head monk of temple
Measures on to retrieve BSNL store items
ITANAGAR, Jul 31: Informing that the BSNL store at Banderdewa has been damaged during
the recent flood and items like telephone cables, PCM cables, PLB pipes and antenna
mount pipe etc, have been buried in mud, the All Arunachal Pradesh BSNL Civil Contractor
Welfare Association (AAPBSNLCCWA) has today informed that it has inspected the
store recently to take stock of the damages and engaged labour and machinery to retrieve
the BSNL items and machinery worth crores.
While stating that the damaged cables and telephone exchange are being restored on
war footing by the BSNL authority and the AAPBSNLCCWA which has caused low mobile
connectivity within the Capital Complex, the Association further appealed the general
manager BSNL to initiate early steps for speedy completion of the work.
Vishal Bhardwaj to shoot in Arunachal
PASIGHAT, July 31: After giving so many hit films like Haider, Omkara, Kaminey, Maqbool
etc, renowned Bollywood filmmaker Vishal Bharadwaj is now ready for shooting of
his next film "Rangoon" in Arunachal Pradesh.
Saif Ali Khan, Sahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut will be in lead roles in the film
which will be produced and directed by Sajid Nadiadwala and Bharadwaj respectively,
informed the filmmaker while interacting with the govt officers here at the Siang
Guest House, Pasighat today.
Bharadwaj along with his six-member team visited Ziro (Lower Subansiri) on Jul 29
and arrived at Pasighat on Thursday. The team visited Komsing bridge point, Bodak,
Raneghat rafting site, Partung etc to identify good locations for the film.
Complaint against alleged road diversion
ITANAGAR, Jul 31: The Tungi Welfare Society (TWS) has in a letter to the East Kameng
DC has complained against the Seppa Division RWD EE for alleged diversion of PMGSY
road from 51 Km point of Seppa-Chayang Tajo to Sawa road to Tungi Bodo village-
Bodo to Sawa headquarter.
It claimed that the Seppa-Chayang Tajo to Sawa road has been already completed as
per the report of the Seppa Division RWD ARRDA chief executive officer however; a
new order has been issued by the RWD EE directing the diversion of the same road
which has created confusion amongst the villagers.
Such abrupt diversion of road will lead to huge loss on the part of the villagers
since about 12 Kms of cultivable land, 20 nos. of Ranbaan fields and numerous plantation
areas were badly damaged in the road construction work, TWS said and appealed the
DC to issue an order for temporary stoppage of the diversion work.
While questioning the alleged controversial order, the TWS further demanded the
suspension of the EE and other erring officers of RWD Seppa Division. It also sought
compensation for the damages incurred by the villager's due to the said work.
Awareness campaign on Dengue and Malaria
ITANAGAR, July 31: The Kurung Kumey District Health Society (DHS) has conducted a
Dengue and Malaria awareness campaign under DVBDCSP in various Govt schools including
VKV and KGBV at Koloriang town on July 26 last.
Speaking on the occasion as resource persons Kurung Kumey DMO Dr. Higio Tama, Koloriang
MO Dr. Boni Tuluk and Gyamar Taku, MI cum AMO in-charge stressed on the need
of preventive measures against diseases like Dengue and malaria and use of LLIN bed
net. LLIN bed nets were also distributed on the occasion.
‘Construct permanent road soon’
ITANAGAR, Jul 31: Informing that the villagers of Rime Moku, Pidi and Tode Rime
have repaired the PMGSY link road from Rime Moku to Nyorak Rakte village via Pidi/Tode
Rime village, which was damaged in a recent landslide on self help basis, the Ubu
Anchal Samity chairperson Ribi Rime has appealed the Aalo Division PWD EE to depute
officials for spot verification of the aforementioned site and prepare estimate for
obtaining fund for early construction of a permanent road.
The road is currently used by the people of Yomcha, Kamba, Darak and Menchuka circles
besides, Aalo as an alternate road since the road from Aalo to Bam is presently in
a bad shape, the Anchal chairperson said and further appealed the state government
and PWD in particular, to take early steps to repair the said road and construct
a permanent road from Rime Moku to Nyorak Rakte via Pidi-Tode Rime villages on priority.
Two accused declared proclaimed offenders
ITANAGAR, Jul 31: One Niraj Saikia of Panigaon and [email protected] Dulu Borah of Jamunamukh
village under Nowgong Sadar Police Station of Nowgong district, Assam have been declared
proclaimed offender in Naharlagun Police Station Case no. 66/14 U/S 302/392/201/34
IPC by the Session Judge, West Sessions Division, Yupia.
Both the alleged accused have been directed to appear before the court to answer
complaint on August 8, informed SP Capital Devender Arya.
Union seeks CS's intervention
Roing, Jul 31: The All Idu Mishmi Students Union (AIMSU), in a letter to the Chief
Secretary, has requested the office to intervene and instruct the Head of Departments
of Dibang Valley district to perform their duties sincerely by being available in
their respective offices.
In the letter, dated the 27th of July, AIMSU has tried to draw the attention of the
Chief Secretary towards the non-responsive attitude of the HODs of the Dibang Valley
district, and most importantly, their absenteeism.
The letter also states that the Dibang valley district is one of the most remote
and under developed district of the state, which remains cut off from the rest of
the country during the rainy season, and the constant absence of the HODs makes the
functioning of their offices non efficient, making the district incapable of catching
up to the parameter of development.
The union has earnestly requested the Chief Secretary for immediate action in this
Drug awareness camp held
ITANAGAR, July 31: The Tax and Excise department of the state Govt in association
with Tarhuk Samaj (NGO) Kopila, Kurung Kumey district has organized a one-day drug
awareness camp for school children at Govt. Higher Secondary School, Naharlagun today.
Resource persons of the camp including Dr. A Borang, Deputy Director, Arunachal
Pradesh State AIDS Control Society, Naharlagun and Tolum Takar, Chairman, Tarhuk
Samaj exhorted the students to stay away from bad habit and use of narcotic
substances for better future.
Spl Army recruitment rally
ITANAGAR, July 31: For raising the Arunachal Scouts, the Ministry of Defence is conducting
a special recruitment rally for candidates of the state for recruitment into General
Duty and Technical posts of the Indian Army.
The basic academic qualification for 450 general duty posts is 8th standard and 10+2
standard for 250 technical posts. The candidates who intend to appear for the recruitment
shall have to register themselves online and file their application by logging in
to the official Indian Army website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in. DIPRO
Online registration compulsory for Army recruitment
ITANAGAR, July 31: Indian Army has gone online with a redesigned website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in
for enrolment of officers (less Union Public Commission entries) and recruitment
for Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs)/ Other Ranks (OR) in consonance with the
concept of digital India.
On line registration which commenced from July 01, 2015 has replaced the existing
open rally recruitment system where candidates could just walk-in with their documents
Online applications for a particular rally can be filled 60 days prior to the rally
dates as given in the rally schedule and will be closed 15 days prior to commencement
of particular rally. Performa for online registration is available on Army website.
There is no change in recruitment procedures except that candidates can attend recruitment
rally only when they have registered and filed up online applications, according
to a press release issued by Army Headquarter Recruiting Zone (NE States), Shillong.
ITANAGAR, Jul 31: Claiming that Govt. Middle School Bormai under Tarasso circle
has been facing shortage of teachers, the 40 Bormai Panchayat ASM Ngurang Tatung
has in a letter addressed to the Papum Pare deputy director school education today
appealed him to initiate early steps to post sufficient teachers at the said school.
While drawing the DC's attention towards the problems being faced by the students
due to shortage of teachers, the ASM said that the academic career of the students
will be adversely affected since only 2-3 teachers are functioning in the said school.
AoL's spine care prog
ITANAGAR, Jul 31: Buoyed by the remarkable relief experienced by the participants
of the first-ever workshop held in May last, the Art of Living is organizing a four
days Spine Care and Posture Program again at its campus, located in Jollang from
August 1 in the evening. The program will provide remedy for backache and neck pain
Explaining the rationale behind the programme, Dr Manorama Naidu, who will be the
conducting the programme, said, "the health of the spine determines the state of
one's health. If the spine is weak, overall health of the individual gets adversely
affected. To live a healthy life, a strong spine (backbone) is a prerequisite. Most
of the problems of the spine can be cured through natural alignments."
Itanagar Solung Football Tournament
President XI-FC and GYFC register wins
ITANAGAR, Jul 31: President-XI Football Club (President-XI FC) edged past Donyi Polo
Gangging Football Club (DPGFC) 1-0 in the Itanagar Solung Football Tournament played
at DNGC Playground here this morning.
The winning goal was scored by Minik Damin, aged around 56 years and one of the oldest
players of the tournament.
In the second match of the day, Giidi Yameng Football Club (GYFC) beat Siisang Yameng
Football Club 1-0. Nong Padung, captain, netted the only goal of the match in the
Siang United Football Club got a walk over against Donggin Football Club, who failed
to turn up for the match due to unavoidable reason, informed SFCCI-2015 games & sports
secretary Tarok Lomtung.
Yesterday, Banggo United FC, Abotani FC and Giidi Lepang FC won their respective
Banggo United FC beat Ngargo Yameng FC 4-0, Abotani FC beat Nulu Nubu FC 3-2 and
Giidi Lepang FC beat Siang Brothers FC 3-1 to register wins.
Tomorrow's matches; Banggo United FC vs Siang United FC (7 am), Pameng Patang FC
vs Donyi Polo Gangging FC (2 pm) and Ngargo Yameng FC vs Siisang Yameng FC (3 pm).
DK Memorial Badminton Championship
ITANAGAR, Jul 31: Badminton Association of India (BAI) has nominated renowned international
Badminton Referee H. Gyaneswor Singh, who is also an Executive Member of (BAI) will
oversee the matches of the 3rd Dorjee Khandu Memorial State Open Badminton Championship-2015
as observer. He will also conduct a certificate examination for the state level umpires.
Affiliated District Badminton Associations, clubs or any interested persons may take
part in the examination.
Singh will be arriving at State Capital on August 17.
Intensify ILP checks, says Kurung Kumey to neighbouring districts
Koloriang minor rape case
KOLORIANG, July 31: Kurung Kumey District Administration has urged the District Administrations
of Papum-Pare, Lower Subansiri and Kra-Daadi to intensify checking of Inner Line
Permits at police check gates located at Kimin, Yazali and Palin. This appeal was
made at a meeting to review the safety, security, law and order situation of the
District held today at district headquarters following a reported rape of a minor
girl by one Md. Azhar Ali, 46 years old labourer at Koloriang Township yesterday.
Many people from neighboring states are found coming to Kurung-Kumey district without
possessing valid ILPs, said a statement from the Kurung-Kumey District Administration
as they added that the alleged rapist too has no ILP in his possession.
The alleged perpetrator of the crime is a permanent resident of Ramnath Para Village,
in Dhubri District (Assam) and had come to Koloriang two months back to work as daily
The meeting was attended by officials of District Administration, Police Officials,
Phassang Bunghi, President, All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) Kurung-Kumey District
Unit, Market Welfare Committee, PRI members.
Chairing the meeting Cheechung Chukhu, EAC, I/c Deputy Commissioner has directed
the Police for strengthening regular night patrolling in vulnerable locations of
Meanwhile, the Police have registered case at Koloriang Police Station vide No. 26/2015
U/S 376 IPC read with Section 3/4 of POSCO Act 2012, arrested the alleged accused,
and produced him before the competent court yesterday. He has been remanded to judicial
custody for seven days.
The IO of the Case has stated that the investigation is on and all legal formalities
are being minutely followed to avoid any kind of procedural lapses and for framing
a fair charge sheet of the case.
Taking Suo-moto cognizance of rape of minor girl Yame Higio, Member Secretary, Arunachal
Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) APSCW, Itanagar met the ADC Chukhu Chichung
and Officer-in charge K .L. Pertin to get the status of the case. After a meeting
with the District Administrator, Panchayat leaders and various NGOs, the Member Secretary
along with the Circle Officer Ngurang Pingkap and President, ANYA Kurung Kumey
Unit Passang Bunghi met the victim.
The APSCW praised the Koloriang Police for immediate arrest of the alleged accused
and further requested the authority to expedite the investigation.
The APSCW also requested the Police to guide the victim to claim the compensation
under the Arunachal Pradesh Victim Compensation Act.
Deliberate destruction of road for contract work
ITANAGAR, Jul 31: The allegation of deliberate destruction of road by the people
living along important roads of capital has emerged. While government officials refuse
to make any statement in this regard, sources have told this daily that in many areas
the citizen themselves indulge in destruction of road, so that they get contract
work for repairing.
"Neither PWD nor highway department has made any official complaint but it is widely
alleged that in many areas such incident took place. It would be unfair to blame
all the people living near road but few vested interest people do indulge in deliberate
destruction of road. Later they go around seeking contract of repairing, claiming
that they belong to the particular area," shared a person who knows about this syndicate.
He further alleged that even though government official are aware about such illegal
activities but they take no action to punish the wrongdoers.
State Govt approves Rs. 25 Cr. for Housing Board, eight districts offer land
ITANAGAR, July 31: The state government has granted Rs.25 crores as seed capital
for Arunachal Pradesh State Housing Board (APSHB), informed Chief Secretary Ramesh
Negi while presiding over the 2nd sitting of APSHB held on July 30. The Board will
open a current account in the Arunachal Pradesh State Cooperative Apex Bank and the
seed money should be transferred to that account, Negi said.
Regarding housing schemes he informed the members present in the meeting that land
offer for housing projects has come from eight districts, namely, Upper Subansari,
Lower Subansari, Siang, Upper Siang, Dibang Valley, Tirap, Tawang and Itanagar (Capital).
"The housing board will acquire the land first then an expression of interest will
be sought from the interested buyers for purchase of 2BHK (80 sqm) for MIG and 3
BHK (120 sqm) for HIG category respectively. The project will be implemented subject
to a minimum booking of 30 flats in the districts and 100 flats at Itanagar. Preference
will be given to local residents of the districts except Government employees and
their spouses/ dependent children who do not own a house. The flats at Itanagar will
be open to all. However, priority will be given to the local people, the Chef Secretary
informed. Negi further informed that expression of interest will also be sought from
the experienced project consultants for preparation of detailed projects reports
(DPR) including architectural design. The regional chief, HUDCO, RO, Kohima has been
requested to provide loan and consultancy services to the Housing Board for land
acquisition as well as for construction of flats/ houses. As a prequalification they
have also been requested to give a power point presentation of projects being taken
up by them in the four NE states, namely, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur and
Mizoram preferably by August 12 at Itanagar.
Gonesh Koyu, Dev. Commissioner, Sonam Chombay, Secretary Planning, Techi Gubin, Director
Housing, T Thongdok, MD, AP Cooperative Apex Bank and invitees from Kohima HUDCO,
Regional Office, LM Yanthan, (Regional Chief) and Dr. S Deka, AGM (Finance) attended
the meeting. DIPR
ITANAGAR, Jul 31: All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) has demanded immediate
cancellation of various types of licenses, certificates issued to Tibetan refugees
without proper investigation.
In its representation to the Chief Secretary, AAPSU claimed that many Tibetan refugees
settling in the state have obtained trading and arm licences, voter ID cards, Schedule
Tribes (ST) certificate, contractor registration certificate, land allotment certificates
issued by various Govt. authorities/departments without making proper investigation.
Even, many Tibetan refugees have obtained income tax exemption certificate claiming
themselves as Monpa and Sherdukpen tribes of West Kameng and Tawang, it claimed.
AAPSU cited an example of one such suspected Tibetan refugee, who have class one
contractor's registration certificate where he refrained himself from mentioning
his father's title. They are availing these facilities meant only for the Scheduled
Tribes people of Arunachal Pradesh in spite of enjoying various other facilities
like land (for their settlement), school for education, shelter for old persons,
health centres, machineries (tractor) for agri-horti activities and other micro and
small industries provided by the government, claimed the representation.
Lokayukta selection committee formed
ITANAGAR, Jul 31: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki chaired the first meeting of Selection
Committee under Arunachal Pradesh Lokayukta Act 2014 today.
The meeting which was attended by selection committee members, Justice B K Sharma,
Judge of Gauhati High Court and Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi discussed at length on
the procedural issues and modalities for constitution of search committee under section
4 of sub-section 3 of the Arunachal Pradesh Lokayukta Act 2014.
The committee further resolved to convene their next meeting in the end of August
month. With this meeting, the process of constitution of Lokayukta for Arunachal
Pradesh has begun. (Media Cell, CMO)
Pasighat feel the heat as power cut continues
PASIGHAT, Jul 31: There has been no respite from power problem and the unscheduled
power cut has brought the normal lives of the local residents of Pasighat to a complete
standstill. Massive power cut has compelled the local consumers to seek alternative
power supply arrangement at extra cost.
Erratic power supply at Pasighat is not only an irritation for general public, businessmen
and students, but it also hits normal functioning of various government departments.
The power situation in the district has gone from bad to worse this year.
There has been no improvement in power scenario even after connection of 33 KV line
from Assam to Pasighat via Jonai as the entire area is reeling under severe power
crisis. The construction of 132 KV Aalo-Pasighat tower line, which was scheduled
to complete in 2009, is not yet completed even after repeated assurance made by the
The power department's failure to meet power demand at Pasighat has reportedly compelled
Pasighat People's Welfare Committee (PPWC) to resume its movement against the authority.
The PPWC, which took a series of agitation against the department last year, compromised
on the issue after the state's Chief Minister, Power Minister and higher ups of power
department assured of lasting solution to the problem before March 31 of current
"Adequate funds were released by the state government for completion Aalo-Pasighat
132 KV transmission tower line and to ensure constant power supply at Pasighat area.
But, there is no work progress even after the deadline for work completion. The power
department has miserably failed to mitigate the electricity problem", the irritated
consumers lamented. The chairman of PPWC, Okom Yosung in a statement said they had
full faith on the assurance made by the authority and called-off their further agitations,
but the ritualistic promises made by the minister and power department engineers
yielded no positive result.
"The power department engineers are accustomed to show lame excuse like technical
snags at main power supply source for irregular power supply in the area, which cannot
be accepted by the people. We will not tolerate any further delay in completion of
Along-Pasighat 132 KV line", Yosung cautioned.
PPWC is organizing a mass public meeting at Pasighat tomorrow to chalk out future
course of action regarding power problem.
APWWS seeks activation of special court
ITANAGAR, Jul 31: Arunachal Pradesh Women's Welfare Society (APWWS) has sought immediate
activation of special court in every district of the state to deal with cases pertaining
to violence against women and children. This demand has come after repeated cases
of sexual violence against women and children in the state, the latest being a rape
of a minor girl in Koloriang. This is the third case of rape of minors in July month
Society has called for trial of the accused under the Protection of Children from
Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) 2012.
Earlier, Gumri Ringu, the president of the Society spoke to the Kurung Kumey district
administration headed by Mamta Riba who assured to provide necessary compensation
as well as extend all possible help to the rape survivor. She further said that accused
will not be let out from the jail, the Society informed.
Governor wishes for better facilities for lactating mothers
World Breast Feeding Week
ITANAGAR, Jul 31: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh J.P. Rajkhowa in a message on the
eve of World Breast Feeding Week celebration (1-7 August 2015) has greeted all
the mothers of Arunachal Pradesh, particularly breast feeding mothers.
In a message he has said that "at the workplace level, more particularly at various
construction sites where women are engaged in large numbers, suitable actions need
to taken to set up breastfeeding or mother friendly workplaces including awards for
breast feeding friendly employers, as well as greater mass awareness on women's rights
to breastfeed and infants' right to be breastfed which is universally recognised
as the healthiest of foods for the infants".
Breastfeeding is a unique way of providing ideal food for the healthy growth and
development of infants and it is also an integral part of the reproductive process
with important implications for the health of mothers", he added.
In addition to the health advantages of breast-feeding for mothers and their children,
there are economic benefits associated with breast feeding that can be realised by
families, employers, private and government organisations, and the nation as a whole,
he added in a message.
ITANAGAR, Jul 31: The Industrial Safety & Hygiene Laboratory has been set up at Directorate
of Industries, Itanagar.
Takhe Tamo, Deputy Chief Inspector of Factories & Boilers informed that there has
been direction from the National Human Right Commission to set up the Laboratory
in every State to look after the safety, health and environment of the workers in
Inaugurating it today, Parliamentary Secretary (Industries and Skill Development
& Employment Generation) Tatung Jamoh appreciated the Department for setting up the
Laboratory and also stressed on awareness on safety, health and environment on all
factories located in different parts of the State.
Tamiyo Tatak, Director Industries cum Chief Inspector of Factories stressed for mandatory
safety precautionary measures of all workers of the factories.
Awareness campaign on drug abuse, AIDS and POSCO Act 2012
Tawang, July 30 : A sensitization programme for girl students on drug abuse, Protection
of Children from Sexual Harassment Offences Act '2012 and AIDS" was convened under
the banner of district level awareness programme on POSCO Act, 2012 at Kakaling middle
Yeshi Tsomu, Gender-Coordinator, SSA informed that other blocks of the district would
also be covered under the campaign within the week.
Tawang DC, Abishek Dev lauded the organizers for the novel venture while urging them
to sensitize and create awareness on these vital issues by making it a monthly event
at various education sectors of the region.
Apel Tayeng, DDSE, Tawang elaborated on the aims, objectives and targets concealed
behind the campaign.
Nitika Dev, chairperson, Women's Welfare Association Tawang, Sub-Inspector Oyin Tari
and ICTC counselor Dondup Dolma also spoke on the vitality of women empowerment,
their rights and safety on the occasion as resource persons.
Organized by SSA Zilla mission, Tawang, the event saw participation of 100 girls
and headmistresses from various middle and secondary schools under Tawang block.
ALC barrack devoid of quality
ROING, Jul 31: The construction of the ALC barrack in Dambuk town has managed to
draw attention because of its lack of work quality.
Reportedly, the Rs 3 lakhs for the ALC barrack was released from the untied fund
of the ADC Dambuk. However, even after completion and handing over, the barrack is
not habitable. As per reports, the thatched roof of the bamboo walled structure leaks
when it rains. The doors have been made of old rustic CGI sheets nailed into what
seems like, branches of trees. The floor too is not concrete.
President of the Mandal BJP Datik Ratan informed that he procured the information
about this ALC barrack after filing an RTI. "The condition is pathetic and not in
a condition to be occupied by humans. The rooms are still not occupied by the workers
because of this reason, but ironically, on my visit there, many pigs could be seen
in the rooms of the barrack, making it seem like a pig farm", said Ratan.
"Developmental works should be executed properly and not just to pocket the fund",
ANYA unit demands immediate shifting of Govt establishments to Tali HQs
ITANAGAR, Jul 31: All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA), Kra-Daadi district unit has
demanded the state government for immediate shifting of Tali ADC HQs., Police Station
and PWD division to Tali town.
Although infrastructure for accommodation of those establishments have already been
created at Tali, the same have not been shifted to the designated administrative
headquarters till date causing great inconvenience to the public, the district ANYA
unit said in its representation to the Chief Minister.
Alleging absenteeism by the circle officers of Kra-Daadi, the ANYA unit demanded
the Chief Secretary to instruct those COs to report for duty in their respective
offices or posting places immediately.
It also demanded to make the 50-bed Hospital at Palin functional without any further
The hospital constructed under NEC Scheme at Palin many years ago is yet to be operationalized
due to reason best known to the concern authority, the representation said.
Since Kra-Daadi has been bifurcated from Kurung Kumey district and the district needs
its own district hospital, the 50-bed hospital should be converted into District
Hospital of Kra-Daadi, the association said.
Further, the ANYA unit sought the intervention of the CS for early activation of
base trans-receiver stations (mobile tower) at Meer, Yangte and Chambang.
Governor congratulates Talom & Kime
ITANAGAR, July 31: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, J.P. Rajkhowa has extended his
warmest congratulations to Tennis talent Mingkhi Talom f for becoming the first
player from Arunachal Pradesh to achieve Number One ranking at National level in
under 18 Tennis Tournament held at Noida (U.P.)
"Your commendable achievement has made us all proud. I am confident that you will
continue to win laurels for the State and the Country in years ahead. I have full
faith that, with your grit, hardwork and perseverance, you would achieve your goal,"
the Governor said in a message. He wished him best success in his future endeavours.
In another message, the Governor also extended his appreciation & congratulation
to Kime Rambia, RFO(Wildlife), Tippi, for being awarded, for his outstanding contribution
towards protection of wildlife, by NDTV through its " Save Our Tigers " campaign
made on 29th July in Delhi.
'' I commend your deep commitment towards your chosen field for preservation of
wildlife in general and endangered species in particular. The biodiversity of the
beautiful state is our asset and as such your commendable efforts, I believe
would inspire one and all to contribute towards wildlife conservation and protection.
My best wishes to you to wining more laurels in the future and success in your career."
Eagle Trophy begins today
ITANAGAR, Jul 31: For the first in the history of Arunachal football, two overseas
players will be seen performing at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium during the 6th Eagle Trophy
Nirjuli United Football Club (NUFC) has roped in two Nigerian players, who will be
the star attraction of the tournament.
Todo United, who will take on Capital Complex Sporting Club in the inaugural match
tomorrow, has hired six players from Sikkim.
Gora Makik Sporting Club also was not in the behind in the race for hiring players
from outside the state. The team has hired four players from Manipur while Gungte
Togung SC has included one from Assam.
Altogether, 10 teams will fight it out for the top honour.
All the participating teams are divided into two groups of five with winners and
runners of each group advancing into the semifinals.
Sports Authority of Arunachal Chairman Gora Makik will kick off the Championship
at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun tomorrow 1:30 PM.
Nirjuli United Sporting Club will play against Arunachal Pradesh Police Team in the
second match of the day at 3:30 pm
The final will be played on August 15.
Govt starts proposal for building 4 rail lines along China border
NEW DELHI, Jul 31: Government today said it has initiated the proposal for construction
of 1,352 km long four strategic railway lines along the China border.
The Defence Ministry has identified four strategic lines along India-China border
-- Missamari-Tenga-Tawang (378 km), Bilaspur-Manali-Leh (498 km), Pasighat-Tezu-Rupai
(227 km) and North Lakhimpur-Bame-Silapathar (249 km), Minister of State for Railways
Manoj Sinha said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.
The Railway Ministry has requested the Defence Ministry to convey approval to carry
out final location survey at an estimated cost of Rs 345 crore and provide the necessary
Sinha, however, said none of these projects has been sanctioned.
"The time of completion and cost cannot be ascertained till completion of the final
location survey and detailed geo-technical studies, as all these projects pass through
very difficult terrains of young Himalayas," he said. PTI
An important point has been raised by Arunachal Pradesh Graduate Engineers Association
(APGEA) which needs serious consideration by everyone. APGEA has called upon government
of Arunachal Pradesh to issue directives to the engineering departments of the state
to immediately impose blanket ban on engineering Degree/Diploma certificates obtained
through distance education which are not approved by AICTE for promotion and appointment
to Group-A & B posts. Engineering departments are considered to be vital part in
the development process of state. Major infrastructure projects are planned and executed
Therefore government should recruit well qualified engineers. If state government
starts recognizing engineering degree obtained through distance education then it
will be seriously compromising with future of the state. Also All India Council for
Technical Education (AICTE) vide its Public Notice Advt. No.UB/03(03)2010, dated
March 13, 2010 had made it clear that Diploma or Degree or Post Graduate degree obtained
in Engineering through distance education is not recognized. Keeping this notification
in mind the Arunachal government should immediately issue order banning the acceptance
of degree or diploma through distance education mode. This should be done for the
betterment of coming generation.
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Proper age verification needed
As the 3rd Dorjee Khandu Badminton Memorial Championship-2015 is being organized,
the players are also invited accordingly from every part of the state in order to
get talented shuttlers. But it was noticed during last year’s championship, that
due to non-verification or proper checking of ages, 16-17Yrs aged candidates were
playing in under-10 or under-13 categories which looks very odd and discouraging
for actual age players.
As a badminton lover of the state, I request the chairman/Secretary of Organizing
Committee of the championship to start necessary age verification drive in respect
of under-13, under-15, under-17 & 19 so that the players participate in the championship
in their actual age categories.
A badminton lover
Provision for online check
Through the precious columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to express my satisfaction
& appreciation for APPSC for successful conduction of APPSCCE (MAIN) 2013-14 in a
peaceful & fair manner. Displaying of sealed question papers by the invigilators
& using of mobile phone network jammer in and around exam hall during examination
are highly appreciated which I feel will certainly develop confidence & faith in
APPSC in the minds of the aspirants.
Besides, I would like to request APPSC to provide provision for online mark sheet
checking along the lines of UPSC to avoid cumbersome & long process of RTI which
is currently being used by the candidates to check their marks.
NEIMS College is not fake
This is in response to the letter under the heading “fake institutes” published in
your esteemed Daily on 24/07/2015 by an anonymous writer.
We would like to state that the write up is a malicious act intended to spoil our
name. We would like to clarify through your newspaper that our college is one of
the oldest Hotel Management College in the North Eastern Region approved by AICTE
since 2007 vide File no. ASSAM/HMCT/01/12/2006. For reference visit the AICTE website.
We offer 4yrs BHMCT program under Dibrugarh University (Vide No.DU/RG/DCDC/NEIMS/Perm.BHMCAN/2007-2008/2884-90).
Apart from that we simultaneously run Bachelor in Tourism Management course under
MGU (Ref no. MGU/DDE/12-2011/C/0026) and Master Degree Courses under KSOU (No. KSOU/DEAN
We request all well wishers to verify the documents with the University and not to
pay attention to such malicious news from our rivals, who intend to send youths of
north east to study outside and discourage the local educational institutions.
For further clarification visit our College Campus or the concerned authority.
Anjan Pratim Gogoi
Suffering at the hands of traffic dons
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to share few lines with my fellow Arunachal
about the Traffic Civics.
Nowadays our state Arunachal Pradesh is getting very popular for being “Land of khusi-marzi”
instead of “Land of rising sun”. True to this synonym, one can see the best example
at G-Extension Road.
The people who park their vehicles at G-Extension seem to be competing with each
other in “who can cover more road space.
And, in this competition, some people even go to the extent of parking their vehicle
at the center of the road, thereby leaving other competitors behind. And after parking
there for 1-2 hours and after creating a long traffic jam, they walk out of some
nearby shop with head held high, chest enlarged and holding a Red Bull or Power (depending
on size of purse), as if claiming, “I am the winner today”.
And in the mean time, when other people who are stuck in the jam starts yelling,
the person instead yells back at them “Rasta itna bara dikhai nai detai kya? Tera
baap ka rasta hai kya” .
This is not just one day or one hour drama but it has become day to day drama of
G-Extension Road. These people, even though they may have cars, SUVs etc., but they
seriously lack Traffic Civics. Every now and then we read on newspapers about “Traffic
Awareness Campaign” organized at different locations. But don’t know what awareness
they impart to the people. Though, they may organize it somewhere somehow, because
they have to somehow spend the fund allocated for Traffic Awareness, without caring
if it really benefited anyone or not.
So, through this column, I request the authorities concerned to please kindly look
into this matter and if possible please deploy some personnel at the said location
to check the traffic system and so that non-competitors don’t have to suffer due
to those competing traffic dons.
N L Richo
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