4 Parl. Secretaries inducted
ITANAGAR, Aug 11: Four members of the State Legislative Assembly were today sworn
in as Parliamentary Secretaries in the Government in a simple ceremony here this
afternoon taking the total to 22. They are Pani Taram of 21-Koloriang (ST), Passang
Dorjee Sona of 33-Mechuka (ST), Nikh Kamin of 49-Bordumsa-Diyun and Tirong Aboh of
56-Khonsa West (ST). The Oath of Office and Secrecy were administered by Chief Minister
Nabam Tuki. Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) President Padi Richo was
also present on the occasion.
ITANAGAR, Aug 11: Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) has declared the results of M.Phil/
Ph.D entrance tests of various departments held in June 2015. The result declared
is subject to modification or correction if any error is detected subsequently.
Power supply affected at Tafragam
TEZU, Aug 11: Electricity supply in the areas adjoining Tafragam including VKV Tafragam
will be disrupted temporarily following burst in header of Tafragam Hydel Station
due to water pressure in conducting system for running turbine set. The hydel station
is generating around 50 to 60 KW of power.
CGI roof and walls of power house building and panel boards including alternator,
OPU etc. have been damaged under the impact of the burst and approximate cost of
the damages has been assessed to be Rs. 45 lakhs.
It is worth mentioning here that about 4.5 km long penstock stretch and header was
completely rusted and is lying in a deteriorated condition since its commissioning
in 1984. DIPRO
Cong trying to project Naga peace pact negatively: Centre
Bhalukpong (AP), Aug 11: Union Minister State for Home Kiren Rijiju today said the
peace agreement with NSCN(IM) is a positive step but slammed the Congress for misinterpreting
"Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi are misinterpreting
the issue through chief ministers of three Congress-ruled states Assam, Nagaland
and Arunachal Pradesh," Rijiju told reporters here.
They are doing this "to convert the noble issue into a negative note, thereby provoking
another unwanted situation," he said.
The peace agreement with the NSCN(IM) by the Centre is a positive step towards turning
the unstable North East region into a peaceful place, he said in response to reporters'
queries on the sidelines of a function here for railway service in Arunachal Pradesh.
Fishing, hunting prohibited
ITANAGAR, Aug 11: Concerned over declining fish stocks and rampant hunting of animals
in Magi area in Likabali, the Eco Friendly Society and villagers of Magi village
in a recent meeting unanimously resolved to put a blanket ban on fishing and hunting
for three years from the current month within the jurisdiction of Magi. Violators
would be imposed fines upto Rs.50,000 besides action as per Wildlife Protection Act,
The Society has released 10,000 fingerlings in rivers of Siji, Siri, Sima, Loku and
at Magi lake on August 8 and appointed 15 volunteers for strict vigilance and follow
up action for conservation and preservation of wildlife.
Orgs demand for arresting culprits
ITANAGAR, Aug 11: Shi-Yomi Banggo unit of Adi Baane Kebang has demanded immediate
arrest of the culprits involved in the alleged murder of Kali Bulo, assistant teacher
at the Mechukha Govt Higher Secondary School, who was found murdered under mysterious
circumstances in his quarter on August 5 last.
Shi-Yomi Banggo is known for maintaining peace where all sections of people leave
peacefully since time immoral, said Shi-Yomi Banggo unit president Komi Rida and
termed the alleged murder of the teacher as very unfortunate. There is no place for
such criminal activities which bring bad name for the society, he added.
Meanwhile, disappointed with the lack of action in the late Kali Bulo death case,
the All Topo Youth Association (ATYA) has given 15 days ultimatum to the police authorities.
Seeking ex-gratia for the family of the late teacher, the association has demanded
a probe by SIT into the case.
Monpa movie ‘Lobjong’ premieres
ITANAGAR, Aug 11: Ending the long anticipation of movie lovers, the Monpa movie ‘Lobjong’
was finally premiered at Zomkhang hall yesterday.
Tourism, UD and Art & Culture Minister Pema Khandu joined by local MLA and Arunachal
Pradesh State Pollution Control Board chairman, Tsering Tashi and Department of Karmik
and Adhyatmik Affairs chairman Jambey Wangdi, formally released the movie.
A film by Sang Tashi Production, the focal point of the movie is the vitality of
education and edification in life and existence.
“The film is an intense clarion call for the youth to refrain from drugs menace,
gambling and to emphasize on education”, Sang Tashi stated. “The nucleus of the movie
is to inspire the school drop outs to rejoin education sectors”, he added.
The film is slated to be screened across the district commencing from Independence
Earlier, a short biographic Monpa audio-visual on former Arunachal Chief Minister
Dorjee Khandu titled 'The last journey' was also screened. (Tawang Vigilance)
AVP conducts traditional sports competitions
ITANAGAR, Aug 11: Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP) Yazali unit conducted traditional
(tribal) sport competitions at general ground, Yazali Sunday to identify hidden sports
A total of 161 students from various government schools of Pitapool and Yazali and
VKV NEPCO participated along with youths from 42 nearby villages.
The selected sportspersons will be sent for district level sports competition at
Chief Secretary’s intervention sought
ITANAGAR, Aug 11: Claiming that payment against the Pakke Kessang-Seijosa-Itakhola
road upgradation work has not been released despite repeated reminders to the PWD
Western Zone Chief Engineer, the 12th Pakke Kessang Anti-Corruption Association has
in a representation to the Chief Secretary today sought his intervention in the matter.
The 70 Km long road upgradation work was taken up as per the orders of the Seppa
PWD division EE, wherein local contractors engaged over 200 villagers of Pakke Kessang
and Seijosa to execute the work but they are yet to receive payment from the concerned
department, the association added and urged the CS to direct the department to release
the pending payment soon.
Week-long training on basic computer operation begins
ITANAGAR, Aug 11: In all twenty trainees including members of the registered Cooperative
Society of Papum Pare district along with employees of Arunachal Pradesh State Cooperative
Union are taking part in a week-long training on basic computer operation and its
application which began at AP Cooperative training centre (APCTC) in Naharlagun here
Addressing the trainees on the occasion, APCTC principal Techi Kaku and APCTC lecturer
Nosar Ronya both highlighted the importance of computers and its applications in
day to day life with emphasis on cooperative sector enterprise. Both further urged
them to make the best use of the training and share the knowledge to other members
of cooperative societies.
The training was conducted by the Arunachal Pradesh State Cooperative Union in collaboration
with National Council of Cooperative Training, New Delhi.
Cleanliness drive at IGGC
ITANAGAR, Aug 11: Students and lecturers along with other staff of Indira Gandhi
Government College conducted a cleanliness drive in the premises of the college as
part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Tezu today.
During the drive held under the initiative of the college principal Dr. Tasi Taloh
and vice-principal SC Pradhan, the volunteers cleaned the academic block, auditorium
and approach road to the main entrance of the campus.
BS&G conducts basis course for commissioners
ITANAGAR, Aug 11: The Bharat Scouts and Guides (BS&G), Arunachal Pradesh State headquarters
has organized a five days basic course for Commissioners to upgrade the Scouting
and Guiding activities in all the educational institutions of the state at Polo Colony
from August 6 to 10. 25 principals and headmasters from Papum Pare, Upper Subansiri,
West Siang, Lower Subansiri, Upper Subansiri and East Siang districts participated
in the programme which was conducted by lead trainers R S Sekhawat and Dr. B D Sharma
Addressing the valedictory function, T Taloh, Director of Secondary Education cum
State Chief Commissioner, (BSG) has congratulated the newly trained Head of the institutions
as Commissioners (BSG). He also appealed them to motivate the school children to
enroll in Scouting and Guiding which is the world’s largest voluntary non-political
and educational organization.
Dr. T Padu, Director, Higher &Technical Education and Mallo Yam Gollo, Deputy Director
of Secondary Education also attended the function.
MLA takes stock of school infrastructure
TEZU, Aug 11: Tezu-Sunpura MLA Dr Mohesh Chai today called upon the teachers of the
Lohit district not to compromise with quality of education. Chai was interacting
with the teachers during his visit to the eight schools in and around Tezu town to
take stock of the school infrastructure development.
While giving a patient hearing to the grievances of school authorities, the MLA promised
to take up the grievances at higher level and hoped that the Govt will look into
the school problems on priority basis. He also assured to provide a computer set
to the Government Secondary School Loiliang at the earliest.
Earlier, the school authorities, while pointing out various problems, requested the
visiting MLA to take necessary steps for construction of school boundary walls and
maintenance of dilapidated school buildings. The authorities of Government Secondary
School Loiliang requested for a new Computer set for the school.
Accompanied by DDSE M Linggi and Pill Thakur, Coordinator, Chai also visited the
Duraling Anganwadi Centre. DIPRO
Skill Development training for youths begins
ITANAGAR, Aug 11: A 15 days skill development training on artificial flower making,
pickle making and photography for the unemployed youths of Upper Subansiri, Lower
Subansiri, West Siang, East Siang, East Kameng, Kurung Kurmey and other districts
of the state started at Jan Shikshan Sansthan(JSS), Naharlagun from yesterday. Around
28 beneficiaries are participating in the training programme.
Inaugurating the programme, JSS director Punyo Rina called upon the trainees to improve
their occupational skill and gain technical knowledge to become self-employed. She
further asked the trainees not to kill their precious time just waiting for a government
job and give focus on their choicest field of activities to become a successful person.
Rina also highlighted the role of JSS and its contribution towards development of
society and its people.
Renovate JNC boys’ hostel building: AdiSU
ITANAGAR, Aug 11: Adi Students Union (ADiSU) has appealed to the State Govt to sanction
adequate fund for renovation of dilapidated boy’s hostel building of J N College,
In a representation to Education Minister, the Union said the hostel building of
the oldest college of the state is lying in pathetic condition due to lack of maintenance.
Moreover, there is no sufficient infrastructure like furniture in the hostel and
there is no proper electrification in the entire hostel building, the Union said
and urged the Govt to provide sufficient furniture for the boys’ hostel besides
proper electrification and erection of boundary fencing.
Memo to PCCF
ITANAGAR, Aug 11: All Arunachal Pradesh Forest Guard/Forest Watcher/Mali Employees’
Association (AAPFGWMEA), in a memorandum to the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest
(PCCF), has requested for immediate ban on hunting, fishing and destruction of forest
in the state particularly in the Capital region and plantation of tree saplings in
all the important locations and around Capital. The Association had submitted the
memorandum during a meeting with the PCCF at his office conference hall on Monday.
It also sought permission from the PCCF for establishment of its office in the PCCF
office compound and early preparation of promotion list to facilitate promotional
avenues from the staff association.
Eagle Trophy: Capital Complex to go all out against Nyapin FC
ITANAGAR, Aug 11: Capital Complex Sporting Club (CCSC) looking for their maiden Eagle
Trophy title will meet 19th Nyapin Football Club in the first semifinal tomorrow.
Capital Complex, who never reached the final and made two times exit in the semifinals
in earlier editions of the tournament, will go in for an all out offensive in tomorrow's
"We will go in for an all out offensive right from the beginning in tomorrow's match,"
said NIS trained coach of Capital Complex Kipa Bharat.
"Both offence and defence are equally important in any game. But you know best offence
is a good defence," he said. When asked about the team's winning prospect, Bharat
said, "We will try our level best to win the match and book a berth in the final."
The club has an average player age of 18 years.
Capital Complex is maintaining an unbeaten run in the tournament. The Club drew with
Todo United in the opening match, beat Bamang Taji Football Club (3-2), Gora Makik
SC (5-3) and Tarh Ku SC (2-1) in their way to semifinal.
On the other hand, 19th Nyapain FC coached by Ngurang Solung, PT teacher of Nyapin
Hr Sec. School, is expected to put up a tough fight in tomorrow's match
The club drew with Arunachal Pradesh Police in their first match, lost 1-2 to Capital
Complex in the second match and beat Nirjuli United FC and Domukh FC by equal 2-1
margin in their last two matches before reaching in the semifinal.
State's first class football referee Bogum Zirdo will referee both the semifinals
and final match. The play will kick off at 2-30 pm.
Itanagar Solung Football: Donggin Yameng, Siang United win
ITANAGAR, Aug 11: Donggin Yameng FC and Siang United FC won their respective matches
against Patang Pameng FC and Ngargo Yameng FC in the Itanagar Solung Football Tournament
played at DNG College playground here today.
Donggin Yameng beat Patang Pameng by 2-1 goals scored in second half by Oling Pabin
and Bhadur Taring.
Siang United beat Ngargo Yameng FC 4-0. The scorers were Kitan Patuk, Oni Apum and
Nong Nangkar (two goal).
Sisang Yameng FC has been awarded a walk over win against Giidi Lepang FC, who failed
to turn up for the match.
1. Solung United FC vs Donyi Polo Gangging FC (2 pm)
2. President XI FC vs Abo Tani FC (4 pm)
---- Editorial ----
Improve air & road connectivity
All of a sudden connectivity seems to be the buzz word in North East region. Rail
connectivity in Arunachal Pradesh received major boost when Naharlagun-New Delhi
AC train service was flagged off on 20th February this year by Prime Minister Narendra
Modi. This train has become quite popular among the masses and now majority of the
people use this train to travel to national capital. In another landmark step towards
enhancing rail connectivity in Arunachal Pradesh and the northern banks of Assam,
railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday flagged off the Guwahati-Murkongselek Intercity
Express and Dekargaon-Bhalukpong Passenger Service from New Delhi. Murkongselek station
is located only few kilometres away from the Arunachal Pradesh border, while Bhalukpong
is in West Kameng district.
The starting of two new train services has come as boon for the people of state.
The government of India should give emphasis on improving road connectivity in north
east region. Especially interstate road connectivity should be improved at the earliest.
Also air connectivity needs urgent attention in Arunachal. Even though works under
advance landing grounds are progressing in good pace, the green field airport at
Hollongi is not picking pace. The project is getting delayed excessively much to
the discomfort of the people of Arunachal. It is well known that during monsoon season
most of the roads get destroyed. Many areas remains cut off for months. Therefore
it becomes more important to improve the air connectivity.
---- Readers Forum ----
They earn at our costs
What N.Torun has written in your August 10 edition is 101% correct. Yes, it’s very
true that the NIEMS institute which promises to provide Tourism, Hospitality and,
Management courses in Jorhat is fake and I have personally faced and experienced
the problems 3 years back. Here’s what happened. After graduation I couldn’t find
masters course in Tourism in RGU. So, peeping into the paper I found NIEMS advertised
in the paper. The pressure of not getting admission anywhere paved my way to NEIMS.
The following day I went to the agents in SC continental where I was told to pay
a sum of 10,000/- as booking for seeking admission. I was told the amount will be
refunded if I dont like the college within a week. When I reached NIEMS I could see
that the infrastructure was not at all good, hostel facility was ridiculous. It’s
all fictitious. How can a management college be so small with less students and poor
staffs provide quality education? I could not see any bright side in the college.
Then and there I decided to leave and asked for refund of fees. All I was told was
‘’no refund once admitted “. I was begging the manager to refund the fees so that
I could use it for getting admission in some other institute, because I know my family
background is pathetic.
However, I couldn’t recover it and that day I had made the best decision by leaving
the college. This is an appeal to all my Arunachalee brothers and sisters to be aware
of such fake institutions. If not, they will earn and we will weep. I also request
the media to research before giving misleading ads. I believe fake institutes like
NEIMS will be looked into.
Accord for all
Kudos to all the interlocutors who were engaged in these protracted talks with Nagas,
which delivered a “Framework Agreement” on August
It has been just a week, but there is an intense concern voiced over the past few
days by the CM’s of Arunachal, Assam and Manipur of not being consulted before the
pact was signed. But the concerns seem just a fragment of stalemate situation in
the Parliament, as Mr Tuki himself tweeted on August 05th that he welcomes the resolution
of Naga political issue, which was later
deleted. And more over the Naga peace talks were started and intensified under the
Congress government to which they have seen it more closely than the present government.
We must understand that the present framework agreement is just a “prelude” to the
final accord and we hope that all the stakeholders will be taken into account till
they reach final decision. So, it will be immature and futile to comment on this
juncture. Although the silence over the content of the accord has created apprehension,
which was always there. As one of the
primary demands of NSCN was geographical integration of all the Naga inhabited areas.
But as PM stated that this accord is in keeping with “equality, respect, trust and
We believe that his words will serve not only to the Nagas but all the neighbouring
states as well.
Dispense hundreds too
Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the kind attention
of Branch Manager of respective branches of State Bank of India in capital region,
about the minimum withdrawal of SBI ATMs where denomination starts from Rs 500 note.
Students face great deal of difficulty because every SBI ATM dispenses denomination
of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes only.
Most students have bank balance less than Rs 1000 and the withdrawal of Rs.500 every
time we go the ATM is so unfair when it’s not required.
SBI may please start dispensing Rs.100 other than Rs 500-1000 in every ATM at the
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