August 18

DC inspects offices, discourages absenteeism

TEZU, Aug 17: Lohit Deputy Commissioner Tamiyo Tatak has inspected all the office establishments under DC’s office Tezu today and strictly instructed the officers and officials to maintain discipline and punctuality.

Discouraging absenteeism, he asked everyone to work with dedication and sincerity for prompt delivery of services.

The inspection was necessitated to acquaint with all Govt staff.

Earlier, in a brief meeting held at his office chamber, the DC asked all the offices to work as a team for the benefit and development of Lohit district. DIPRO


TWS writes to HM

ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Tagin Welfare Society Itanagar has written to Home Minister urging him to constitute an expert police team to investigate the alleged Kali Bulo murder case. Society while seeking exemplary punishment to the accused, appealed the state government to provide ex-gratia to the family of the deceased at the earliest.


Org allege violation of road DPR

ITANAGAR, Aug 17: While alleging violation of DPR and NIT in the PMGSY road from BRTF road to Ruku village under Monigong circle in West Siang district, the Shajee Youth Club (SYC), Monigong has lodged a complaint with the EAC, Monigong, against one M/S Tenzin Enterprises, the project executing agency.    

The Youth Club, in its complaint letter to the EAC, claimed that the work executing agency completely violated the DPR and NIT by not including Korle village in the project thereby depriving the locals of area. It claimed that the DPR was prepared after due consideration of the population as well as villages that fall within the area.  It demanded the EAC to initiate action against the executing agency and stop the release of payment until and unless the discrepancies are rectified.   

Meanwhile, the Club claimed that despite the EAC’s letter to the District Programme Implementation Unit-III, Mechukha seeking explanation as to why PMGSY was not executed as per key plan and approved alignment the authority concerned as well as executing agency have failed to come up with an explanation. It strongly urged upon the concerned authorities to look into the matter and take necessary action at the earliest.


X-ray machine for Koloriang hospital

KOLORIANG, Aug 17: Kurung Kumey District Zilla Chairperson Sangha Tagik inaugurated the portable X-Ray Machine and semi-auto analyzer of Koloriang district hospital at the newly constructed district hospital Nikja today. The machineries are funded under the ZPC grant-in-aid during the financial year 2014-15.

Speaking on the occasion, the ZPC assured to help the health sectors in smooth implementation of Chief Minister Universal Health Insurance schemes and requested the Kurung Kumey DMO to place the insurance personnel and immediately dispatch Smart Cards. Tagik also requested the District Medical Officer and District administration to liaise with working agency for immediate handing over of District Hospital building to medical department for making the hospital fully functional. He appealed the higher authority for immediate posting of doctors and para-medical staffs in the district Hospital for its smooth functioning.

Koloriang EAC Cheechung Chuku suggested proper use of machines for smooth health delivery and also assured co-operation on behalf of administration. District Hospital Medical Superintendent, Dr. Boni Tuluk requested DMO, ZPC and district administration for immediate posting of radiologist and radiographer.

Kurung Kumey DMO Dr. Higio Tama also spoke on the occasion and lauded ZPC and all other Panchayat members of Koloriang block for their generous contribution to the hospital.

A host of medical officers, panchayat leaders and senior citizens attended the programme.  DIPRO


Art and Culture Day celebrated

HAWAI, Aug 17: The Anjaw District Art and Culture Day-2015 was celebrated with the theme “Loss of Culture - Loss of Identity” under the aegis of the Art and Culture department  here on August 16 last.  

In his inaugural address, Deputy Commissioner Nyabin Ete advised the youths to adopt the good traditions and discouraged the evil practices like child marriage which was earlier prevailing in Mishmi Society. He also called upon the youths to keep away from drugs like opium which is a long time threat to the society. However, he praised the Mishmi costumes and asked the younger generation to preserve their traditional costumes and culture.

The main attraction of the celebration was cultural  programme including Mishmi priest dance, folk song etc.

B. Yun, incharge District Art & Culture officer also spoke on the occasion.  

Among others, Chainumlu Khamblai, ASM chairperson, Hawai CD block, Govt officials and general public attended the programme.


Draft guidelines for panchayat bodies

ITANAGAR, Aug 17: A meeting on the draft guidelines developed by the SIRD-SPRC for Panchayat Raj Institutions with the theme ‘My Village My Development Plan’ was held at SIRD here today. Representatives from RD and PR departments, SIRD-SPRC faculties, professors from RGU and DNGC Itanagar attended the meeting. A presentation on the draft guidelines and proposed capacity building plan for PRIs for 2015-16 was presented by Likha Kiran Kabak, Deputy Director (SIRD) and by Mihin Lalli, Asst Director (Rural Governance) SIRD-SPRC respectively.

Presiding over the meeting, Indira Mallo, Secretary, RD & PR, while appreciating the draft guidelines, called upon the representatives of RD and PR departments to review the important points for its submission to the state government. All arrangements should be made in right earnest for organising the first Gram Sabha on 2nd October 2015 all over the state, she said. She also instructed all concerned to ensure that all plans are developed well before end of December this year. She also suggested for MoU with RGU for third party monitoring.

In his address, B J Duia, Director SIRD assured all support to the department concerned in policy formulation and implementation.


New ADC office & circuit house inaugurated

ITANAGAR, Aug 17: The Thrizino-Buragaon assembly constituency under West Kameng district of Arunachal got its new Additional Deputy Commissioner office and new circuit house on Independence Day. The new buildings were inaugurated by local MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary PHED &WS, Kumsi Sidisow.

The ADC office and circuit house was constructed at a cost of Rs 1 crore each which was sanctioned under SPA. The work started in the year 2012. The approach road to circuit house and ADC office cost Rs 90 lakhs. In his address, Sidisow appealed people to support the various development initiatives. He added that everyone have to work together to take Thrizino to the path of development and enjoy the fruits of development under the leadership of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki. He stated that CM has assured to sanction Rs.5 crore from RIDF for construction of water tank and supply lines at Thrizino.


Meeting on special summary revision of PER held

ITANAGAR, Aug 17: A coordination meeting of all EROs and AEROs under Papum Pare district on special summary revision of photo electoral roll (PER) was conducted in the conference hall of DC cum DEO at Yupia today.

In her address, CO cum ERO (Hq) Shania Mize announced the commencement of special summary revision of Photo electoral roll with respect to 01.01.2016 as the qualifying date. She reiterated that the intention of revision of electoral roll is to achieve an error free electoral roll for which various pre-revision and revision activities would be completed in a time bound manner as per the schedule given by ECI.

Issues of rationalization of polling stations, Aadhaar card number collection and booth level officers’ appointment and their training were also discussed in length. As per the meeting, AERO concerned will fixed a day to train the BLOs under their respective jurisdictions.

A few AEROs have also expressed their disappointment over the recent Supreme Court's decision on Aadhaar card issue, and many shared their concern on the lethargic attitude of Aadhaar card vendor’s functioning in the district. The date of draft publication of electoral roll is 15.09.2015.

No representatives from any political parties attended the meeting inspite of intimation letter sent to them.

ERO (Hq) also requested all the election officers to cooperate and coordinate with DEO’s office for a successful special summary revision of PER in Papum Pare District, according to an official release.


East Siang gets new DC

PASIGHAT, Aug 17: Isha Khosla, IAS took charge of East Siang as Deputy Commissioner today. A 2011 batch of IAS, she was posted in Changlang as ADC.

The new DC prioritized maintenance of law and order, cleanliness and Dengue control to make township healthy to live in.

Nidhi Srivastava, earlier DC is leaving for Delhi for her new assignment. (DIPRO)


Motivational camp at VKV Nirjuli

NIRJULI, Aug 17: Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Nirjuli conducted a three day residential motivational camp for the class VII students of the school. In the camp, first hand learning experience was given to the participants on organizational skills, focus, time management, students’ role as promising youths to the nation and importance of prayers.

Principal Panchanan Tripathy spoke on the role of Vivekananda Kendra in shaping the personalities of the learners in its schools in general and man making and character building in particular.

Prof. Pramod Kumar Dash, Director, NERIST, Nirjuli urged upon the participants to be hard-working, strong determination and be perseverant, which alone can grant them a very gratifying career and blissful life ahead.

The camp came to an end after three action-packed days in which an assortment of life skills and preparatory trainings on yoga and meditation, prayers and songs, games and sports were imparted to the students.

Dr. V. N Sharma, the State Liaison Officer, NSS, Directorate of Higher and Technical Education and B.K Bharadwaj of Vivekananda Kendra College of Teacher Education, Nirjuli also spoke to the students.  

Mesmerized, Dr Sharma said that VKVs are synonyms to quality education and its students are role models to the society.


AVP’s circle level games and sports competitions

ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP) conducted its circle level sports competition at Pakke Kessang and Rilloh recently.

86 athletes both boys and girls took part in the sports competition at Pakke Kessang and 42 at Rilloh conducted on August 12 and 13 respectively.

AVP is planning to conduct such sports competition in more than 100 circles covering 10,000 youths this year before the district and state level competitions to be held in between September and November. The selected athletes will take part in the national level competition scheduled at Ranchi from December 25 to 31.

Events like running race, Kho-Kho, Kabaddi, Archery, shot put, long jump, and volleyball will be held in three categories Sub Junior, Junior, senior groups.  

Similar competition was also conducted at Hunli in Lower Dibang Valley District wherein 47 athletes participated, according to an AVP release.


Meeting on law & order and civic problems held

ITANAGAR, Aug 17: A meeting was convened by Ward. No. 8 Councillor Donik Tayu with a select gathering of residents of Niti Vihar area to discuss issues related to sanitation, waste management and security problems here on Sunday.

During the meeting, the gathering stressed the need for regular night police patrolling to address the law and order problem in the area. Claiming that many young boys and girls under the influence of alcohol and drugs often resort to criminal activities, the residents appealed the authorities concerned to direct the owners of wine shops, bars, pubs and local restaurants within the area to close down before 8.30 pm.  

Among those who attended the meeting included, IPR Director CM Longphong, APIDFC MD Tony Koyu, APCC general secretary Minkir Lollen, Dr. Ani Siram, Niti Vihar School SMC chairman Tai Chali, Niti Vihar Govt. Middle School head master Jumnee Rina, Prof. Bikash Bage, Mepung Tadar, Law Officer H Pulu and various IMC members.


News Impact

Substandard road works in Capital

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Advent of monsoon brought with it bad roads. Rain hasn’t stopped yet but the contractors, as always, are having a field day with their substandard construction works yet again. Construction work of concrete pavements being carried out at Bank Tinali area here is one such example.

“With the kind of work they are doing, it will be damaged in no time,” shared a trekker driver.

When contacted by this daily, Chief Engineer, Highway, Bora Ete accepted the fact that the quality of work is bad and that his department has been bearing the brunt for the bad quality.

“This work quality is because of the unregistered contractors that are on the job. They are not equipped properly as they are not registered,” he said. “We have to have the best of materials and contractors while working on highways,” Ete added.



AAPSU questions Muivah statement on integration

ITANAGAR, Aug 17: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has questioned the statement made by Th. Muivah, the general secretary of NSCN (IM), during the celebration of 69th Independence Naga Day about the integration of Naga inhabited areas and asked him to clarify the parameters and meaning of integration.

While welcoming the peace accord signed between the NSCN (IM) and the Government of India, the students union said that demand of sovereignty and greater Nagalim may be there but not at the cause of the state of Arunachal Pradesh.

AAPSU stands for protection of territorial integrity of the Arunachal Pradesh. Therefore strongly opposes any condition that would compromise with the territorial integrity of the state, read a statement.  

AAPSU respects the emotions and sentiments of the Naga people for their fight for right and liberty. But will never sacrifice or compromise neither an inch nor its people, it added.



Home Minister expresses dismay on education scenario in Upper Subansiri

DAPORIJO, Aug 17: Home and Power Minister Tanga Byaling has expressed dismay over the dismal education scenario of Upper Subansiri and called for its improvement.

Attending a coordination meeting of all the government departments of Upper Subansiri here today,  the  minister stressed on the need for the education and health sector to deliver better services to the people of the district.  Good education is essential for creating good manpower, he said and asked the departmental heads to monitor the work and performance and take immediate action against the erring officers and officials.

Byaling also stressed on the need to gear up the works in the Agriculture, Horticulture, Fishery and Animal Husbandry sectors in the district to make self-employment opportunities of the people. He also called upon the concerned departments to monitor implementation of all the schemes.

While reviewing the law and order scenario and infrastructure development like roads, mini-stadium etc.  in the district, he said that the implementing agencies should  also properly monitor the  work quality.

MLA cum Chairman (APEDA) Dikto Yekar also spoke on the occasion and laid emphasis on betterment of education and health sectors in the district and said that it was the combined work of all that would help in the development of the district.

Deputy Commissioner Komkar Dulom informed all on the status of the various projects like the Trans-Arunachal Highway, border roads etc of the district.

ZPC Sushil Nalo, SP Taru Gusar and heads of departments of the district were present on the occasion. DIPRO



Itanagar selected for AMRUT worth Rs. 36.84 Cr

ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Itanagar Capital Complex has been selected under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation [AMRUT] by the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. It’s one of the 500 cities/towns to be covered under newly launched centrally sponsored scheme.

Under the mission, centre has allocated Rs. 36.84 crore during 2015-16. A sanction of Rs. 0.25 crore has already been released by the Centre being advance for preparation of Service Level Improvement Plans and the State has to prepare State Annual Action Plan up to three times the Central Assistance. Indicators and standards have been prescribed by the Ministry of Urban Development.

Launched in June this year, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation with a purpose to ensure that every household has access to a tap with assured supply of water and a sewerage connection; increase the amenity value of cities by developing greenery and well maintained open spaces and recreation centers, especially for children, reduce pollution by switching to public transport or constructing facilities for non-motorised transport.



Apex Bank opens its 36th branch at Koloriang

ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Arunachal Pradesh State Coop. Apex Bank Ltd. opened its new branch at Koloriang on Aug 14. This is the 36th branch of the Bank in the state.

Parliamentary Secretary Bamang Felix, who inaugurated the bank, hoped the bank will cater the all banking needs of people of the area. He suggested the bank authority as well as district authority to ensure proper security arrangement to avoid any untoward incident.

Dr. Olik Taring, Administrator of the Bank, spoke in detail about the branch expansion policy of the bank. He said that the Apex Bank is the lone financial Institution sponsored by the State Govt. which provides many fold banking services at the doorstep and implements various Govt. sponsored schemes. He appealed to the public of Kurung Kumey to patronise the branch and avail benefits of banking services.

Parliamentary Secretary Pani Taram expressed his happiness to have a branch of the State owned cooperative bank at Koloriang which would play a vital role in implementing the State Govt. policies like DBT and microfinance etc. He appealed to the bank authority to provide active banking services through the branch and also provide employment opportunity to the local youths and extend financial assistance to the unemployed youths for their self-employment.

Kipa Kaman, Branch Manager, Koloriang Branch assured customer friendly services and appealed to the district administration, business community, panchayat leaders and general public to cooperate with the bank staff in running the brunch smoothly.

Kurung Kumey Deputy Commissioner Mamata Riba, GM Tanyang Laling, Panchayat leaders and the local public attended the programme.



Felix cautions teachers absenteeism

ZIRO, Aug 17: Parliamentary Secretary, Education, Bamang Felix today made an unannounced visit to government schools in Ziro Hapoli township and directed the DDSE to issue show-cause notices to all the teachers who were found absent after he scrutinized all attendance and leave registers. He visited Government Middle School, Bulla, Government Secondary School, Tajang and Government Higher Secondary School, Hapoli.

Coming down strongly on the prevailing absenteeism of teachers, he directed teachers to refrain from it. The teachers in Arunachal are the highest paid in the entire country and therefore, such ill practices are uncalled for, he observed.

At government secondary school, Tajang, Felix interacted with the students and participated in the chemistry class deliberations. Terming teachers as next to our parents and God, he exhorted the students to respect teachers. At the same time he appealed to the teaching community to be sincere and responsible towards their duties. Earlier, while attending the commissioning programme of Junior Claretine Council at St. Claret college, he requested the private teachers to take classes in the government schools and contribute their bit for the social cause. He also felt that engineers and doctors should visit government schools and guide the students. DIPRO



Ering sanctions fund for Pasighat market fire victims

PASIGHAT, Aug 17: Arunachal East Lok Sabha Member Ninong Ering has visited fire ravaged Pasighat market on August 14 last and sanctioned an amount Rs. 10 lakhs from his MPLAD in addition to Rs.1 lakh from his salary as a special package for the fire victims. He was accompanied by DC Nidhi Srivastava, DIG LH Shanliana, PD (DRDA) Sibo Passing and host of officers during his visit. A massive fire had gutted more than 37 shops on Aug 10 last.

While assuring all possible help to the fire victims, the MP has expressed concern over repeated fire mishaps reported from various parts of the state. He urged the administration to create awareness on protective measures to ensure that such incidents do not occur in future.

Ering also lauded the efforts of the Jonai (Assam) Fire Brigade, JCB owners and volunteers in particular who have   rendered exemplary services in preventing fire. The Chief Minister Nabam Tuki led state government was assessing the damages and would sanction some fund as relief assistance to the fire victims soon, he said adding that Advisor to CM, Bosiram Siram has already taken up  the matter for a new fire tender for Pasighat with the Home Minister.

Ering advised the land owners to reconstruct their buildings with proper planning, duly certified by experts. The shopkeepers should take utmost care of electrical wiring and try to avoid inflammable items like candle stove etc in shops. They should take collective responsibility to clean and beautify the township, added the MP. DIPRO



Bhasha Samman award conferred on

Arak Megu and Tagang Taki

ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Arak Megu, an avid Philologist and former Assistant Director of Research (Philology) and Tagang Taki, an eminent personality in the field of literature and social worker from Arunachal Pradesh have jointly bagged “Bhasha Samman” award of the Sahitya Akademi for their outstanding contributions in Adi language research.

Sahitya Akademi Vice President and Kannada poet Chandra Shekhar Kambar gave away the award at a ceremony for the year 2012-13-14 held in Coimbatore on  Aug 16.

Altogether eight research scholars from across the country have been awarded for their outstanding contributions in the field of research in literature of various languages. All Bhasha Samman awardees were presented cash prize of   Rs. 1 Lakh each, a citation and a plaque.

Arak Megu has contributed five books as author and co-author in the field of linguistic research and rendered her scholarly service over three decades in Research Department.

While congratulating both Tagang Taki and Arak Megu, Director of Research, Batem Pertin said, “It is joyful moment for Research Department in particular and people of Arunachal Pradesh in general. It is not also the recognition of two persons, but also the honour and recognition of the people of Arunachal Pradesh. This prestigious award is more significant when Mongoloid languages are under threat and endangered.”

Former Commissioner of Cultural Affairs and President Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society, Y. D. Thongchi, lone recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award from the state, also congratulated both the awardees. Through this awards importance of tribal languages of Arunachal Pradesh are highlighted and recognised. It is joyous event for the people of Arunachal Pradesh,” he said, according to an official release.



I-Day celebrations

ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Independence Day was celebrated throughout the state in a befitting manner urging people to follow Gandhiji’s path of non-violence for peace and prosperity of the state.

At Pasighat, MLA Kaling Moyong, who unfurled the national flag amidst a huge gathering at general ground, appealed to the people to contribute in their part for the development of Pasighat in particular to eradicate poverty, unemployment and illiteracy.

“Citizens should be law abiding and administration should ensure a peaceful atmosphere through effective law and order for all-round development, said Moyong.

Highlighting the various achievements in various sectors, including project proposals which are in the pipeline, Moyong informed that the government has granted Rs. 10 crore for infrastructure development of Arunachal University, Rs. 5 lakh for immediate control of Dengue, Rs. 9 crore for Mother and Child Care Wing, and Rs. 50 Lakh for establishment of Drug De-Addiction Centre at Pasighat.

He also threw light on other developmental projects like education, roads, power, water supply, hygiene and sanitation, banking system.

He announced Rs. 3 lakh from his MLALAD to the health department for better management of Dengue.

Later, the MLA inaugurated the exhibition stalls.

Member of Parliament Ninong Ering, Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava, Central Range DIG LH Shanliana, Zilla Parishad Chairperson and Chief Councilor of Pasighat Municipality were present on the occasion.

Attending the I-Day celebration at DEM Secondary School, Pasighat, MP Ering advised the students and teachers to be disciplined, punctual and to keep the school compound clean and beautiful.

The MP sanctioned Rs. 3 lakhs on the spot for band and sports equipments and another Rs. 5 lakhs for construction of toilets for girls in the school.

Independence Day was also celebrated at Pangin, Sille-Oyan, Nari-Koyu, Mebo, Boleng in befitting manner.

In most of the celebrations, the dignitaries highlighted the various welfare schemes, programmes and measures initiated by the state government for overall development and welfare of the people of the state.

In his ceremonial address on the occasion at Roing, MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Mutchu Mithi appealed to the people to adopt democratic ideals and sought their cooperation in maintaining peace and harmony in the district.

Highlighting various achievements and projects of the government, the Parliamentary Secretary informed a proposal has been submitted to the government to improve Roing General Playground while an indoor stadium is going to be constructed at Hunli soon.

He also informed that new indoor patient block and new maternity ward are being constructed in the district hospital.

In education sector, he informed that the construction of Polytechnic College at Simari will be completed within this year. Further, he informed that the construction work of 228 km double lane roads of Meka-Roing-Anini highway is being carried out by BRO and 15 km CC road by PWD and DUDA in Roing Township.

Mutchu disclosed that as many as 43 transformers will be installed in various locations of the Roing town to ensure flawless power supply.

At Tawang, local MLA cum Chairman, State Pollution Control Board Tsering Tashi called upon people to instill patriotism in oneself and work with sincerity.

He informed an ANM Nursing School has been opened recently to cater to the needs of paramedics in Tawang. A state of art Amphitheatre and a Tourist Lodge with a sanction of Rs. 5 crore would be taken up shortly, he said.

Keeping in view the power shortage during winter, he donated Rs. 2 lakh for operating DG set at the District Hospital. Further, in order to encourage civil service aspirants, he announced Rs.1 Lakh for locals cracking APPSC examination and clearing UPSC prelims and an additional Rs 1.5 Lakh for clearing UPSC mains from the family of former CM Late Dorjee Khandu.       

The final of Independence Football Cup tourney was played between Shyo FC and Urgelling FC at High Altitude Stadium, Tawang. The Shyo FC emerged winners in penalty shoot-out and pocketed the cash prize of Rs.1 lakh along with the running Shield.

Exhibition stalls by various departments, like Horticulture, Agriculture, Veterinary, Medical, Environment & Forest, Textile and Handicrafts, HDFC, ICICI and NHPC Ltd. were on display in addition to Army Weapon’s display, Non-CSD items, etc.

At Hawai, the district headquarters of Anjaw, Deputy Commissioner Nyabin Ete unfurled the national flag at the general ground. Addressing the public and government employees gathered on the occasion, Ete appealed to all to make efforts for eradication of opium menace to save the future generation.

Patriotic song competition, traditional cultural programmes, games and sports were main highlights of the celebration.

On the eve of Independence Day, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki inaugurated the Indira Gandhi Market in Congress Seva Dal Office (Indira Gandhi Bhawan) Naharlagun A sector.

Addressing party workers and cadres on the occasion, the Chief Minister appreciated the idea of opening the market. He also highlighted the various initiatives of his Govt. like Universal Health Insurance, Skill development Mission, Self Employment scheme and etc. He urged the Congress Seva Dal cadres to spread the various flagship programmes to the grassroots level for the benefit of masses.

APCC President Padi Richo, APMCC President Kamala Linghi, APCSD chief organizer Kipa Kaha, Chief Counselor (IMC) Kipa Kaku and office bearers of NSUI, INTUC and various other frontal wings of Congress party attended the programme.

At Gumto, Circle Officer Tana Bapu, who unfurled the national flag on the occasion amid gathering of all the officers and officials, general public, urged the people to follow the path of Mahatma Gandhi’s non-violence for peace. He also urged the employees of various departments to discharge duty sincerely and up to the common man’s expectation.

Informing about the construction of Highway in between Doimukh and Gumto, he sought whole hearted support and co-operation from the public for smooth execution of the important road project.

At Sangdupota, Sangram Circle Officer Nabam Tajik unfurled the Tri-color. Highlighting on various flagship developmental plans and programme of the state government, the CO informed that the state government has decided to provide a colour TV set to each Gaon Burah (GBs). On the occasion, the Circle Officer distributed Red Coats and Certificates to all the newly appointed GBs of the Circle. Red Coats, Umbrellas and torches were also distributed to all the GBs of the circle on the occasion.

He lauded the villagers for stopping illegal hunting and fishing after prohibitory order was issued. He also urged people of the circle not to allow and invite any outsiders or VVIP or VIP for hunting and fishing and violators would be penalized and dealt under Forest Protection Act 1972.

Addressing a huge gathering on the occasion of I-Day celebration at Parang, Sagalee ZPM Nabam Yakum urged the people to avail the benefits of CM’s universal health insurance scheme. She further encouraged the farmers to avail all schemes related to agriculture and horticulture sector. She also donated two sets of computer to Parang CO office.  

A mass social service was conducted at Silsango to mark the occasion wherein the members of All Silsango Circle Youth Association, GB Association, PRI leaders, government officials and general public took part. VIII Mengio ASM chairperson Nabam Sera was present as the chief guest.

Food and Civil Supply Inspector Techi Tab has hoisted the National flag at Arunachal Theological College, Moinhappa in  Papum Pare district on the occasion of Independence Day.

Speaking on the occasion, Tab called upon the students and teaching community to follow the ideals of the Father of Nation and avoid negative thoughts as believers of Jesus Christ. He also appealed them to support the all development initiatives taken under the leadership of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki for overall development of the state.  (With reports from DIPROs)



I-Day celebrated by Indian and Chinese troops in Arunachal

Itanagar, Aug 17: Indian and Chinese troops jointly celebrated the country's 69th Independence Day at Bumla in Arunachal Pradesh on August 15.

Bumla, located at a height of about 15,000 ft in Arunachal Pradesh, has been a witness to many border personnel meetings in the past, a defence communique said here today.

A warm welcome was extended by the Indian delegation leader Brigadier D S Kushwah to the Chinese delegation.

The event commenced with the hoisting of national flags and rendition of national anthems of both the countries, followed by welcome addresses by both the delegation leaders.

A cultural programme was held for the visiting Chinese delegation followed by social interaction. The event witnessed participation of women and children from both sides.

A dance was performed by the Monpa tribe and students from Tawang. Indian troops performed Bhangra and Gatka which was lauded by the Chinese.

Both sides reaffirmed their resolve to strengthen friendship and maintain peace and tranquility along the border.

Both delegation leaders appreciated the growing trust and harmony between the two countries and were sanguine that Indo-China relationship would continue to grow in the future, the communiqué said. PTI



Felix lauds achievement of Saint Claret College

ZIRO, Aug 17: Parliamentary Secretary for Education, Bamang Felix has lauded the Saint Claret College authority for its manifold achievements including infrastructural facilities besides well-maintained discipline. He was addressing the students and faculties of the college after he commissioned the Junior Claretine Council (JCC), the non-political student council of Saint Claret College at an impressive Investiture Ceremony today.

Responding to the memorandum submitted by the College authority requesting the Government to provide annual ad-hoc salary as grant-in-aid for accredited colleges with a minimum of Grade B, Felix assured that his government has been and will continue to take the matter seriously. As a token of appreciation, Felix also donated an amount of Rs.1 lakh towards purchase of books for the library to the college authority.

Earlier, the college principal administered the oath of allegiance to the 19-member JCC team headed by Toko Jiri, JCC Captain and Dulley Tacho, JCC Vice Captain.

While releasing the second volume of the international peer-reviewed journal of the College- InterViews: An Interdisciplinary Journal in Social Sciences, Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Kanki Darang exhorted the students to avail the opportunities provided by the College in their academic pursuit.

Zilla Parishad chairperson Hage Kobing awarded certificates for all Claretines who successfully completed various certificate courses and commended the college for its discipline. A host of dignitaries including college students and faculties were present on the occasion.



Badminton umpiring course begins

ITANAGAR, Aug 17: A five-day intensive course for State level grade I and grade II Umpire began at Raj Bhawan Badminton stadium here today. As many as 20 eligible candidates have been short-listed from across the state for the course. On completion of the course, they will be engaged in the forthcoming 3rd Dorjee Khandu Memorial State Open Badminton Championship, which will also be the final part of their training course.

Badminton World Federation (BWF) Referee, H. Gyaneswor Singh of Manipur, who is the lone international badminton referee from the North-East, is conducting the course.  

This is the first time that ASBA is facilitating such umpire course.

Gyaneswor is also a national executive member of Badminton Association of India (BAI) and a pioneer in the development of badminton in the region. He will also be overseeing conduction of the ensuing State Open Badminton Championship-2015 that will commence from August 19 to 23.

State's top badminton players, including Laa Talar will be seen in action during the 5-day state badminton championship.

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki will attend the opening ceremony of the 3rd Dorjee Khandu Memorial State Open Badminton Championship-2015 on August on 19.



Siang United clinch Solung Football title

ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Siang United FC won the Solung Festival Tournament defeating Giidi Yameng FC 4-3 in a keenly contested final match at DNG College playground here yesterday.

Giidi Yameng FC took an early lead by two goals from Franklin Taki in the fourth minute. Siang United reduced the margin to 1-2 goals within 10 seconds with goal from Moshi Saroh. The fourth minute of the game produced as many as four goals with Miloko Nobeng of Siang United scoring the fourth goal in 4.32 minutes to level the score (2-2).

Miloko scored his second and third goal in fourth minute and fifth minute of the second half to complete his hat-trick. Giidi Yameng's Onong Tatak netted the team's third goal in fifth minute of the second half. ABK President Kangir Jamoh attended the final match.


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Union Govt. is playing with fire

The secrecy around peace agreement signed between NSCN (IM) and central government is increasing the tension in the North East region. On 3rd of this month Centre and Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) faction signed a landmark peace accord. The agreement was signed by the outfit's leader T Muivah and government's interlocutor R N Ravi in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Though most of the people have welcomed the signing of agreement but the reclusive nature of procedure has baffled everyone.

Chief Ministers of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur where the sizeable Naga population lives have alleged that centre did not take them into confidence while signing the agreement. NSCN (IM) has been demanding integration of Naga inhabited areas of the above three states into part of their greater Nagalim. The government as well as people of three states strongly opposes such demand. Though the days have passed but still the content of agreement is not being made public by the union government. This is causing discomfort to the people of three states. Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi during his Independence Day speech once again asserted that details of the agreement should be placed in the public domain. The latest statement of NSCN (IM) General Secretary T. Muivah issued on last Friday stating that there can be "no solution whatsoever" without fulfilling the two core issues of "sovereignty" and "integration" of Naga inhabited areas has added more uncertainty. His statement has not gone down well and many NGOs of Arunachal has expressed reservation about it. Union government is playing with the fire by continuing to keep the details of agreement secret. Doing so, not only they are creating tense atmosphere but also destabilizing the region.




---- Readers Forum ----


A different ratio

Dear Editor,

Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to highlight some of the annoying facts with regard to recruitment process of UDC conducted by Department of information and public Relation. The recruitment advertisement was published in local daily in May 2012 and written exam conducted only after 3 years i.e. 31 May. My son got qualified in written exam and I was surprised to find just for 2 posts, the total number of candidate called for viva voice is 10 in numbers I.e. 1:5 ratio against 1:3 ratio according to government norm. Now my question is why concerned department hasn't maintained 1:3 ratio? Will interview be conducted fairly? Is there any nepotism or favouritism because all of a sudden the ratio is violated?          

I request concerned authority to look into the matter and conduct free and fair interview.


Worried parent



When is the interview ?

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to express my grievances regarding the advertisement that was published in Arunachal Times last year by Department of Industries, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh.

The advertisement was carried on 18/10/14 of AT, with the DIPR/ARN/2181/2014 & order no. IND/ESTT/291/2012(pt-II) for the various posts including Economic Investigator, Extension Officer, Lower Division Clerk, Driver and Chowkider, under the sign of Director of Industries.

Among the various posts I am eligible and applied for the Extension Officer (Ind). I am yet to get any intimation from the said department yet.

My question is that if department were not supposed to conduct the interview, why did they asked us to fill it up?

My earnest request to the concerned authority is please don't publish advertisements if the recruitment is not to be done.


Don Gao




Make it 24X7

Dear Editor,

Arunachal Times is very reader friendly as it shares so many other information besides daily news. I have personally been associated with your esteemed newspaper; prefer reading your paper each day.

So when your publication does not hit the stands on certain official holiday/occasion, it is a long day for me.

In this regard, I would like to request you to make the esteemed The Arunachal Times to 24×7 arunachaltimes, so that not a single day is missed in a week on any happening in the state.

I would also like to request you to keep at least one independent press personnel in each district for wide coverage so that there could also be substantial increase/addition of news page. Hopefully, this esteemed publication covers every bit of information from each district of the state irrespective of big or small.  And pictorial messages are more attractive and informative even for those who cannot read.


Dr J Ado




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