ACCI lauds NEDFi award winner
NAHARLAGUN, Aug 12: Arunachal Chamber of Commerce & Industries, the apex body of
traders in the state, today lauded Nirjuli-based M/s Renu Beverage, a packed water
unit, for winning laurels for the state by winning NEDFi Award-2015 at Guwahati on
This has not only proved that Arunachal Pradesh has shed its ‘no industrial state’
status but given the proof of speedy industrial expansion in the state, said ACCI
president Techi Lala and general secretary Tarh Nachung, adding many entrepreneurs
have already taken bold steps in this direction.
M/s Renu Beverage, set up in November 2013 as a partnership company funded by North
Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd and Bank of India, and selling Orchid
Drop brand packaged drinking water propagating ‘Product of Arunachal, pride of India’
won the award after hardly within two years but many units in other sectors have
been immensely contributing to state building, they said.
Trade and commerce have vital role to play in development besides generating employment,
particularly self-employment and the GoAP’s 2015-16 Budget to boost skill development
and self-employment generation deserves special mention, they added.
DA ban on weapons
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Magistrate, Itanagar Capital Complex,
Itanagar has banned carrying of weapons like dao, knife, khukari etc and licensed
firearms by any person(s) with them/ in their vehicles for a period of fifteen days
or until further order, whichever is earlier starting from August 12.
This has been taken as a precautionary measure for ensuing Independence Day.
AAPETA writes to home minister
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: The All Arunachal Pradesh Elementary Teachers Association has written
to home minister seeking expedition of the investigation into the mysterious death
of assistant teacher Kali Bulo at Mechuka. They also expressed serious concern over
way police and SIT failed to make any arrest in the another mysterious death of Mathew
Dabi who died last year while on election duty at Siang district.
Army reaches out to health needs of civilians
AALO, Aug 12: Equipped with latest medical facilities and specialized doctors, the
Army Field Hospital here is rendering emergency medical service to the civilian
populace on request from the doctors of General Hospital Aalo.
The help came to fore when one Y Lona was confronted with a serious delivery complicacy
and required an urgent surgery. It could not be done due to absence of anesthesiologist
at Aalo nor could be evacuated due to communication bottleneck.
When the doctors of General Hospital Aalo approached Army, a team of doctor with
necessary equipments responded immediately to carry out the operation successfully
to save the precious life of a mother. The army hospital not only gives treatments
to civilians at its hospital at 5 Mountain Brigade but reaches out to the health
needs of rural people in the remotest parts of the district. DIPRO
Jayanti-Fengche road damaged
Seppa, Aug 12: The Jayanti to Fengche PMGSY road has been damaged at several stretches
due to landslide and erosion. The road needs urgent renovation to avoid further
deterioration, reports DIPRO
Meanwhile, RWD AE Pugi Kambu along with Anchal Chairperson of 12th Watte Manga Rimo,
inspected the damaged road and had a meeting with the villagers of Fenche. The Nere
PMGSY phase-II road also reported to have been damaged at several locations, the
Heat wave damages school
YINGKIONG, Aug 12: A heat wave followed by cyclone has damaged Government Primary
School, Mariyang colony at Yingkiong on Sunday last.
While inspecting the school on Wednesday, local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary
PWD, Alo Libang who was accompanied by ZPM Bading Teng, announced Rs one lakh
on the spot from his MLALAD fund for restoration of the school building and proper
water supply system. DIPRO
TGF conducts literary competition
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: The Tat Gaga Foundation (TGF) conducted felicitation cum prize
distribution programme of essay writing competition and drawing competition for the
students of Government School within 16th Yachuli Assembly Constituency. The programme
was held on 10th of this month at Yazali.
Yumlam Tana, DDSE, Lower Subansiri along with Likha Radh, Circle Officer, Yazali
attended the event. At the very onset Chairman TGF Taba Amman Nagu highlighted the
activities carried out by the foundation. He said TGF has conducted various activities
in 16th Yachuli Assembly Constituency at different capacities since last many years
including felicitation to toppers of Class X and XII students, women volley-ball
tournament, free medical camp, contribution of necessary materials to schools and
medicals, cleanliness drive, tree plantation etc. within the ambit of foundation.
From this year the foundation has decided to emphasize on education sector.
Both DDSE and CO appreciated the foundation for organizing the literary competition
with dedication and in innovative way to uplift the society through education. “Overwhelmed
to see that TGF is doing great work towards the well being of society since its establishment
in the year 2000 without any govt. aid,” said DDSE Ziro. Further, he suggested the
foundation to emphasize on research field on community based topic and assured his
cooperation to the foundation in near future.
AVP sports competition at Nyapin
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Kurung Kumey district unit of Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP) conducted
organized sports competition at Nyapin general ground recently.
The competitions aimed at identifying rural sports talent was participated by 75
athletes from 18 villages of the circle.
Former Anchal Chairperson of Nyapin Tadar Lalik inaugurated the competition.
Anti tobacco rally in Pasighat
PASIGHAT, Aug 12: East Siang district administration in collaboration with ABK (WW)
and Royal Siang Bullet Club organized an anti tobacco rally in order to generate
public awareness on harmful effects of tobacco consumption.
MLA Kaling Moyong who flagged off the rally, hoped the rally would go a long way
in creating awareness among public, especially the youths about the ill effects of
tobacco consumption. He appreciated the organizers of the rally for their initiatives
for a noble cause.
ADC Deepak Shinde, DMO Dr. Mandip Perme, Councilor Makpak Peyang Councilor and others
also joined the rally. DIPRO
Kuku Ringu chairman Nyapin Football Club, thanked supporters for their support. In
future team will improve.
Capacity building training begins
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: A month-long capacity building training on handicrafts (Mura
making), tailoring and house wiring-cum-electrician for the youths of Kurung Kumey
and Kra Daadi districts began at Koloriang on Monday.
The training sponsored by the department of skill development and employment generation,
GoAP was conducted by the Manghi Welfare Society (MWS), a local NGO under the BADP.
Speaking as chief guest during the inaugural day, Kurung Kumey DRDA project director
Bengia Naighe exhorted the trainees to avail maximum benefit from the training and
further assured to provide all possible help to set up their own respective businesses
through the department’s scheme for loan and subsidy.
Damin ZPM Lokam Pabi, who was also present on the occasion as guest of honour advised
the trainees to not look for only white collar jobs but learn other skills which
will help them to become self-reliant.
MWS president Nguran Tado also spoke.
Mass social service held
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: A mass social service was conducted by the Lower Subansiri district
administration in view of the ensuing 69th Independence Day celebrations at Yachuli
During the social service, which was conducted under the supervision of both the
ADC and WRD AE Likha Tasi, volunteers repaired the dilapidated approach road to WRD
sub-division office which is also the lone connecting road to various government
establishments located at the left bank of Khel river.
National Librarian’s Day
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: The Library department today celebrated the National Librarian’s
Day with various programmes at Naharlagun State Branch Library to commemorate the
birthday of Father of Library Science in India, Dr. Shiyali Ramamritra Ranganathan.
Prof Rao has been a frequent visitor of the state library for almost 17 years.
Speaking on the occasion as resource person, Dr. Asham Borang, Scientist (G) from
State Forest Service, Itanagar (Chimpu) has termed the library as store house of
knowledge and advised the students to visit the library regularly. He further asked
them to make a habit of reading good books to gather knowledge in various fields.
Y P Rao, a retired Professor, while narrating his struggle in life, advised the students
not to watch television more frequently but give some time in reading along with
their school curriculum.
Director of Public Libraries J. Borang and Deputy Director T Mize also spoke on the
Earlier, an extempore speech competition on the “Importance of Libraries” was organized
with participation of students from Naharlagun and other areas. In senior category,
Nitish Kumar, VKV Nirjuli, Toyum Gomdir, KV No.1 and Gymar Yani, Government Higher
Secondary School, Kankar Nalla won the Ist, 2nd and 3rd position respectively.
Arishika Rai, VKV Nurjuli, Sangyo Tangna, Government Middle School, D- sector and
Alina Tayeng Royal International School secured 1st, 2nd, & 3rd position respectively
in junior group.
Free membership drive was also conducted from Aug 5 to 12 at Branch Library Naharlagun
wherein more than 300 readers including students and teachers enrolled themselves
as members of Branch Library Naharlagun.
The library authority also awarded Y P Rao (senior category) and Marpi Ete (Junior
category) as best library readers on the occasion. DIPR
Road link restored
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: The damaged Pipu road which connects Pipu town, a circle Hq in
East Kameng district has been restored yesterday after 28 days. The road remained
cut off from rest of the state since July 13 last due to blockage followed by heavy
flash flood, according to an official release.
Union demands job reservation in Railway
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: All Arunachal Section Division North Frontier Railway Construction
Loading and Unloading Sramik Union (AASDNF Rly Const, L&ULSU) demanded job reservation
for APST candidates in Railways as per the state government norms.
The Union in a release informed that it has submitted a memorandum to the Union Home
Minister demanding reservation in Group ‘C” and “D” posts in the Railway for Arunachalee
candidates in the ratio of 80:20.
It urged the union minister to include one member from the union in the Railways
Board (Arunachal Pradesh Branch) and make registration of coolies and labourers of
Railway with the union mandatory.
The union further urged for awarding any works of Railway that is less than Rs one
crore to the union.
Longe Ratan dies at 45
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Longe Ratan, Mondal/Organizing General Secretary of 38 East Pasighat
died today at Dirang, West Kameng district.
He left behind his wife and seven children.
Born in 1970 at Damro village, he was the son of Pontem Ratan and Kayang Ratan.
Expressing shock and grief over untimely demise of Ratan, MLA Kaling Moyong and his
party workers have conveyed heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family and prayed
for eternal peace of the departed soul.
Revoke transfer order
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: In a representation to the state Education Secretary, the Tamin
Elite Society (TAM) has today appealed him to revoke the transfer order of Chetam
BEO under Upper Subansiri and various teachers to other districts stating that there
is a deficit of over 200 teachers in the district.
Alleging that the transfer of the said BEO is politically motivated, the Society
said that the BEO has been unjustly transferred to Tawang as Trained Graduate Teacher
on the ground that there is shortage of teachers there which it termed as false and
further urged the Education Secretary not to transfer the officer.
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Informing that the house of one Charu Kayu, a junior teacher of
government middle school, Palin has been completely destroyed in a devastating fire
which broke out today, the Kra Daadi district unit of the All Arunachal Sarva Siksha
Abhiyan Teachers Association (AASSATA) has appealed the state government to provide
immediate relief to the victim at the earliest
Post ADC soon
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: In a letter to the state Chief Secretary, the ZPM of 18th Monigong-Pidi
Tachi Hemi has appealed him to post an IAS or a senior ADC at Mechuka soon as the
incumbent ADC Ravi Dhawan has been transferred to Roing causing much hardship to
the people. The ZPM further urged him to direct the concerned department to expedite
the investigation of the alleged murder of AT Kali Bullo to apprehend the culprit
DRGQ to be held from Jun 9 every year from next year
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Donli Riba Gaming Quest (DRGQ), the virtual gaming tournament with
the highest kitty in the national is due for its 6th edition. The first DRGQ was
first initiated in 2010 in memory of Donli Riba a promising musician and the grandson
of former chief minister Tomo Riba who died prematurely on August 13, 2009, to commemorate
his death anniversary.
In the past years, many requests have been submitted by the participants to re-schedule
the dates of the tournament as majority of the gamers are students and the much anticipated
quest is conducted while the classes are going on. To accommodate more participants
and to expand the outreach program of the 'Anti Tobacco Campaign', which is an integral
part of the gaming tournament, the organizers have scheduled the dates to 9, 10,
11 June of each year.
This change has also been made keeping the core ideology of the tournament, which
is to celebrate the positive spirit with which he fought his illness and to promote
optimism in youth. The tournament will now be concluded on June 11 coinciding with
the birthday of Donli Riba.
Itanagar Solung football semis today
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Donggin Yameng will meet Siang United in the first semifinal of
the Itanagar Solung Football Tournament tomorrow while the second semifinal will
be played between Giidi Yameng FC and Donyi Polo FC.
Meanwhile, Donyi Polo FC and Abotani FC beat their respective opponents Solung United
FC and President XI FC in their last group level matches played at DNG College playground
Opang Darang put Donyi Polo Ganging team ahead in 3 minutes of the game with his
thundering shot taken from penalty box. The ball deflected after it struck the body
of Tason Gao of the opponent team and rested in the net. Tom Gao added another goal
few second later to make it 2-0.
The face saving goal for Solung United FC was scored by Abu Tayeng in the second
Abo Tani FC signed off their group assignment with 2-0 win over President XI FC.
Son Nonang scored both the goals for the winning team.
In the fourth line of the first paragraph of a news item published in this daily
on August 11 under the headline “DRDA staff reiterates demand”, the word ‘department’
was wrongly imprinted in place of ‘demand’. Therefore, the sentence should be read
as “……non fulfillment of its demand (not department) by August 26 next will invite
indefinite pen down strike from August 30 next.” The inadvertent error is regretted.
---- Editorial ----
More burden on state exchequer
The government of Arunachal has surprised everyone with the decision to appoint four
new parliamentary secretaries. It looks like a political decision as all the newly
appointed parliamentary secretaries are former PPA MLAs who joined Congress in December
last year. The appointment comes at a time when state is struggling for the fund.
In all probability these appointment will further burdened the state exchequer.
Also state government should have shown some sensitivity towards victim of chopper
incident. Even before their body was retrieved the swearing in ceremony was organized.
Truly speaking the appointment of parliamentary secretaries in no way aids the developmental
process and will only burdens the state exchequer. Already government has made appointment
of so many parliamentary secretaries, chairmen, vice-chairmen etc. No doubt it is
the prerogative of state government to make such kind of political appointments;
however, decision should be taken keeping in mind the financial situation. Government
should desist from taking any such decision which hampers the development process.
---- Readers Forum ----
Attestation and wastage of time
This is regarding attestation of documents by the gazetted officers when one is applying
for jobs, admission in a state or central universities/colleges.
The government of India has allowed self-attestation of documents but one still requires
attestation by gazette officers in most of the departments in Arunachal Pradesh.
Perhaps the self-attestation is enough because once the persons get selected they
are required to produce original documents at the final stage.
In other words, self-attestation is harassment to the common man. Obtaining an attested
copy is wastage of precious time for government officials as well as for citizens
when we know that every single minute is precious.
Sometimes there comes a situation when we have many works which have to be finished
on a particular day and tomorrow we shall another works to do. In such a situation,
we can’t run here and there to finish the work within stipulated time so every second
Therefore why should we be disturbing government officials from doing their works
as well as wasting our precious time for attestation of documents?
Therefore, it is my sincere request to the concern departments to handle this issue
for the interest of the public and to avoid unnecessary wastages of everyone’s precious
Perception towards differently need to change
As the nation is going to celebrate the 69th Independence Day, I trust the PM’s speech
would include a statement which would touch the hearts of many differently-abled
citizens as India has one of the largest population of differently-abled people.
The census shows that the population of differently-abled people has increased by
22.4% from 2.19 crore in 2001 to 2.68 crore in 2011.
Though a lot has been done by Government & various voluntary organisations for their
welfare, there is a long way to go as lot more has to be done. First and foremost,
the society’s perception and mindset about differently-abled people needs to change.
People & organisations should realise that they are normal human beings and one among
us & not discriminate during employment. The employment and vocational avenues for
them should be widened & they should be given equal opportunity to participate in
all activities of life. Some of the differently-abled people are very talented &
have done exceedingly well in life. The recent success stories in UPSC civil service
examination shows their remarkable fighting spirit when it comes to dealing with
their disability and succeeding despite all odds, which is celebration and triumph
of human spirit. The need of the hour is to welcome them to join mainstream of life
with more ramps and wheelchairs & Braille system (including more books in Braille)
at public places and public transport.
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to inform that a centrally funded polytechnic
was sanctioned in 2010. A new polytechnic was proposed to be established in Upper
Subansiri District. As per the norms, the proposed polytechnic was to be established
at about 10 km radius of the district HQ. Therefore, Karda (Sippi) which is located
at 9 km from Daporijo town was chosen as best suitable location for establishment
of a polytechnic. The public have already voluntarily donated the required amount
of land for construction of the said institution at Karda (Sippi).
Earlier, in this connection, a team comprising the ZPMs including Togam Leriak of
Giba, Tako Mosi of Chetam and Tayom Mothu of Daporijo along with all the land donors
met Minister of Home Tanga Byaling and submitted a representation for early establishment
of polytechnic. Later, the delegation submitted a rough sketch map, land donor consent
letter to the Director Higher and Technical education months ago.
The Director Higher and Technical Education has assured that an expert team would
be sent to the proposed site for land feasibility study and assess the proposed site.
But since then nothing have been done so far.
Due to delay in the process of implementation of the polytechnic, many bright students,
especially those belong to economically weaker section of the society, are facing
Since Karda (Sippi) is located at the confluence of many administrative units like
Taliha, Daporijo, Chetam, Giba and Gusar circles etc, establishment of a polytechnic
college at earliest would benefit lots of the students of this area in particular
and district as a whole.
In this regard, the ZPM 7-Daporijo Tayom Mothu appealed to the Government of Arunachal
Pradesh to speed up the process of implementation of the Polytechnic. It is also
appealed to the concern authority to send a land verification team for early establishment
of the said institution.
Sigin-I 7, Daporijo HQ
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