Bagang denies allegations
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: Reacting to a press statement by a BJP unit published on Aug 21
regarding discontinuation of Seppa-Chayangtajo NEC road and allegations of corruption,
local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Health & Family Welfare and Fisheries Karya
Bagang has termed it as concocted as she called for thorough probe.
She further said enquiry committee to unearth the alleged fund embezzlement may be
constituted while adding that “I shall too approach the concern authority to set
up SIT to enquire the matter thoroughly and demand punishment to the wrongdoers,
if any, immediately”.
She urged the East Kameng District BJP Unit to provide evidence to substantiate their
“On failure to provide foolproof evidence, I shall be bound to file defamation case...
It is a politically motivated statement and is creating disgrace to my reputation”
she said. She said that, she too is “saddened by stoppage of on-going Seppa- Chayangtajo
NEC road” and is trying all efforts to complete the mega project.
GWS chagrined over police’s failure
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: Galo Welfare Society (GWS) expressed strong disappointment over
police failure to make any headway in Kali Bulo death case even after 20 days of
The society appealed to the concern district administration and police to act swiftly
to arrest the murderer within this month failing which it threatened to mount pressure
An example of quality work
DAPORIJO, Aug 22: At a time when there is a hue and cry regarding alleged misuse
of Govt schemes, the quality construction of CC steps for villagers at Dulom village
has become an example for others in proper implementation of BRGF schemes in Upper
Subansiri district. The CC project was implemented by Krimi Dulom, Gram Chairperson
(GPC) with the cooperation of other gram members of Sigin segments.
All Anchal level and Gram level PRI members in Upper Subansiri district may take
in as an example of quality works and introspect whether the funds released for village
development under BRGF schemes have been utilised properly.
In Panchayat segments such schemes have been provided but there is no sign of work
at site and Govt. fund is misused by people with vested interests only.
Contractors seek quality work
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: All Arunachal Contractor’s Welfare Association (AACWA) has urged
the Executive Engineer (Highway Division) to supervise contractors who are executing
works at Papu Nallah area instead of blaming the contractors for not maintaining
quality works. Due to slow progress of the work, traffic movement of Naharlagun area
have been badly affected. The quality of ongoing RCC works at Bank Tinali area in
Itanagar is not proper either and filling of sand gravel in between C- sector and
Barapani National Highway point is also not good as sand gravel is washed out few
days after filling of materials, it said. Instead of meaningless expenditure of public
money, the department should have proper planning and funds judiciously used, the
AACWA further urged the state government to create the post of Superintending of
Police (Traffic) for Capital Complex to regulate and ease the traffic in the twin
Capital city. Due to non-implementation of traffic rules in twin Capital towns, the
traffic movements are haphazard, it said. It further said that Capital administration
and municipality should adopt clear cut policies for beautification of Capital region,
The association further called on the Capital administration to carry out drives
to check the road worthiness of various commercial cars, autos and trekkers for the
safety of the passengers.
MLA visits Kiong School
YINGKIONG, Aug 22: Parliamentary Secretary (PWD) Alo Libang accompanied by ZPM Bading
Teng visited Kiong School threatened by land erosion. He assured to initiate preventive
measures to prevent anymore erosion. DIPRO
Cleanliness drive at NERIST NSS volunteers
NIRJULI, Aug 22: Around 200 volunteers including faculty members under the initiatives
of the National Service Scheme (NSS) Cell of NERIST have conducted a cleanliness
drive in the academic block and its adjoining areas of the NERIST campus today.
In a humble attempt to the pursuit of a greener tomorrow, the volunteers also planted
around 50 saplings of multipurpose tree species such as Morus alba (mulberry), Artocarpus
heterophyllus (kathal), Melia azadirach (ghor neem), Bauhinia spp., Terminalia bellerica
(bahera) in the NERIST Boys’ Hostel campus. The presence of Dean of Student Affairs,
Prof. Dr. B. Singh during the social service enhanced the zeal of the volunteers.
GSU seeks BSNL tower at Tamaripa
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: The Galo Students' Union in a memorandum to the BSNL general manager
has appealed him to take immediate steps for installation of mobile tower at Tamaripa
and electricity connection to the BSNL towers at Maro and Baririjo.
In its memorandum the GSU informed that while rest of the world is enjoying telecom
and internet facilities, the people of Tamaripa, Tasidoni, Lipu, Tode, Dula, Korarijo,
Tapi, Luchi and Yatek-Ripa villages under Maro circle in Upper Subansiri district
are still deprived of telecommunication services.
The Union further said the existing microwave BSNL towers at Maro and Baririjo are
also found to be irregular in providing much needed services due to lack of electricity
connection. The generator sets used for power supply are in shambles, the Union added.
Meanwhile, the GSU informed that responding to the demands, BSNL GM assured to look
into the feasibility and other factors for establishment of a BSNL tower at Tamaripa.
The Union was also informed that BSNL towers at Maro and Baririjo have been made
Free health camp
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: A free health camp was organised by All Pappu Valley Youth Welfare
Association (APVYWA) in collaboration with Health Department at Palin Sub-Centre
under Pijerang Circle yesterday.
The team of doctors comprising Dr. L. Ete, MD, Dr. H Tado, MO, Dr. T. Tagia, Sr.
Dental Surgeon and S. Chakraborty conducted the health camp.
Many patients, 300 in number suffering from various ailments were treated in the
camp and medicines distributed free of cost.
Mosquito nets were also distributed among the patients and villagers.
APVYWA has appealed the district health society for timely supply of essential medicines
in all the sub-centres of Pijerang circles.
Unions resents over shortage of teacher
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: The All Upper Subansiri District Students’ Union (AUSDSU), All
Tagin Students’ Union (ATSU) and All Nyishi Students’ Union Upper Subansiri unit
(ANSU-USU) have expressed resentment over the transfer of a junior teacher from Upper
Subansiri to Tawang district saying that the district is already reeling under acute
shortage of teachers in the district. The union has given a representation to the
education secretary to retain the JT in the district. The district is already facing
shortage of teachers, the transfer will further add to the problems of the students,
it said in its representation adding they will be compelled to launch democratic
movement till the demand is met.
Do not harass officers, AAYA LS unit
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: The All Arunachal Youth Association Lower Subansiri unit has requested
all organisations and individuals not to harass the officers of the Ziro Electrical
division. The AAYA unit stated that it found the work of the department to be satisfactory
after visiting the sites where electrical utilities have been shifted along the Right
of Way of the Trans-Arunachal Highway stretch from Potin to Godak. The allegations
of fund embezzlement and misappropriation of public money against the Ziro Electrical
division is unfounded, it claimed.
Org demand inquiry
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: Claiming that road maintenance and renovation works worth Rs.50
lakhs under Revised Estimate 2014-15 at Bomdila township has not been executed, the
All Arunachal Pradesh Border Students Union (APBSU) has demanded for constituting
a committee to find out the facts behind the said works. The union queried that where
was the fund used as no maintenance work was carried out at Bomdila.
Legal awareness prog for GBs
YINGKIONG, Aug 22: Upper Siang District Legal Services Authority conducted a legal
awareness camp for Gaon Buras (GBs) at the District Court here today.
Judicial Magistrate (first class) cum Civil Judge (Jr Divn) Habung Tangu, Advocates
Akoying Tekseng, Apang Jongkey and Dubom Tekseng highlighted on various Acts and
Laws, such as Assam Frontier (Administration of Justice Regulation Act 1945 and Arunachal
Pradesh Victim Compensation Scheme 2011, Right to Information Act 2005, Narcotic
Drugs, Psychotropic Compensation Act 1985 and Protection of Women from Domestic Violence
Act 2005 and Juvenile Justice Act respectively.
While explaining in detail about Administration of Justice Regulation Act 1945, Habung
distinguished civil and criminal cases and told about the limitation of GBs in settling
disputes, particularly criminal cases.
President of Upper Siang Gaon Bura Association Akkong Libang and HGB of Simong village
Tagin Litin requested the District Legal Services Authority to conduct such legal
awareness camp in circles, sub-divisions for the benefits of the Gaon Buras from
time to time.
District Information and Public Relation Officer (DIPRO) O. Pertin presided over
the awareness camp.
GBs and HGBs of four villages, namely Pugging, Gobuk, Simong and Gette villages attended
the awareness camp. DIPRO
Nacho deprived of basic facilities
DAPORIJO, Aug 22: The Rural Women Welfare Society (RWWS), Nacho has expressed concern
over the lack of basic facilities in Nacho area.
The Society alleged that villagers under Nacho have been facing various health problems
due to non-availability of doctors and other medical staffs in the community health
centre for last one year.
The Society further said that many Govt employees are unwilling to serve in their
posting places in Nacho division and are staying in their native places.
Meanwhile, the Society informed that the people of the area have been deprived of
telecommunication service as the BSNL fails to provide its network even after the
installation of a BSNL tower. The Society appealed to the higher authority to look
into the problems being faced by the people of Nacho at the earliest.
Awareness programme on cooperative sector
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: An awareness programme on Cooperative Sector was organised today
at Nafra, West Kameng.
The programme organised by EAC, Nafra and Deputy Registrar of Cooperative Societies,
Bomdila witnessed the participation of around 100 members from both Cooperative and
Chairman of District Cooperative Union, West Kameng District and Managing Director
of Bomdila Lamp, Nire Chonrowjo, attending as the resources person made aware the
principles and practice of Cooperative and its value. The benefits of organising
Cooperatives which is aimed at economic upliftment of members and community in a
cohesive way at the primary level was also discussed.
Programme Coordinator of Arunachal Pradesh State Cooperative Union, Naharlagun, B.C
Saikia also spoke on BADP / MEP.
Orientation training on handling of GPS machine
AALO, Aug 22: West Siang district agriculture department has conducted one-day orientation
training for the officers and field functionaries on handling of GPS machine and
its application in soil sampling at DAO office here on Aug 19.
Speaking on the occasion District Agriculture Officer, Tomi Basar underlined the
importance of proper and scientific method of soil sampling. He urged the participants
to gain knowledge of the latest technology for its systematic application in the
field conditions. Unlike conventional methods of soil sampling, emphasis should be
given on scientific approach in order to draw a definite Soil Fertility Map, Basar
The resource persons Nyage Loya, ADO Marketing, Yompe Ado ADO (Hq) and Jarny Yomcha
ADO (PP) explained about the technique of handling GPS machine to the participants
and its importance in scientific soil sampling techniques. They also conducted demonstration
on the methodologies of soil sampling, soil mapping, quartering and packaging of
collected samples. DIPRO
ANSU urged to be more forward looking
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: The Central Eastern Youth Association (CEYA) called upon the All
Nyishi Youth Association (ANSU) to withdraw their opposition to selection of Pasighat
as a Smart City.
We believe, for the best interest and over all development of all, the ANSU should
be more forward looking and broad minded and withdraw their opposition to selection
of Pasighat as a Smart City, CEYA in a press release said.
It should, in fact, be a matter of pride and honour that a town of ours has atleast
fulfilled all the pre-requisite criteria for a Smart City, the release added.
Indian team returns empty-handed from Japan
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: Indian Wado-Kai Karate team returned empty-handed from Wado Kai
World Karate-Do Championship 2015 held in Nagoya, Japan from August 13 to 18.
Six players from Arunachal Wado-Kai Karate Do Association represented the country
in the championship.
Barring Dari Lokam, none of the players from the state could cross the first round
hurdle, informed India Team Coach Yarda Niki.
Host Japan grabbed most medals at the championship, he added.
The person, who drowned in Yamne River on August 20, was a police personnel and on
a disaster management duty from Yingkiong to Mariyang. He drowned after accidentally
slipping into the Yamne River at Lagru. A brief report on the incident was published
in this daily today where it was reported that the man drowned while he was fishing.