ITANAGAR, Dec 15: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh
Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam
Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s
will be kept secret. The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006
Arunachalee students secure 1st & 3rd positions in national Bible quiz contest
ITANAGAR, Dec 15: Two students of Newman School, Neoton, Miao, namely Chera Sime
and Celia Mossang have secured first and 3rd positions amongst the participants from
North East in senior and junior level respectively in the National Bible Quiz competition
conducted by Indian Catholic Youth Movement (ICYM) under the Catholic Bishop's Conference
of India (CBCI).
Over 1000 students from 550 schools from all over India participated in the quiz
competition, the results of which were declared on December 5.
Chera hails from Kibito in Anjaw district and Cecelia Mossang is from Neotan village,
Nabam Yami and Suchismita Das to represent P/Pare in state level science competition
ITANAGAR, Dec 15: Nabam Yami, Class-IX of VKV, Balijan and Suchismita Das, Class-XI
of Govt Hr Sec School Doimukh secured the first and second position in the District
Level Science Exhibition of Papum Pare held at Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Doimukh yesterday.
Both Yami and Sushmita will represent Papum Pare in the state level Science Congress
scheduled on December 21 and 22.
Yami and Sushmita were also chosen winner in sub-themes-- “National Resource & Their
Conservation” and “Industry” respectively. Four other sub-themes winners are, Biswajit
Karmakar, (Area of Parallelogram), Tasso Ronya (Transport & Communication), Millo
Pupi, (Information & Education Technology) and Oyi Taloh (Community Health & Environment).
Twelve students from different schools of Papum Pare participated in the event.
The programme was chaired by Tapip Ramsing, Principal Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Doimukh.
Block Level Cong Seva Dal training camp
ITANAGAR, Dec 15: A week-long block level Congress Seva Dal training camp got underway
at Tezu in Lohit district on Thursday. Parliamentary Secretary, Public Health Engineering,
Karikho Kri had inaugurated the training camp in presence of Taki Taba Chief Organizer,
State Congress Seva Dal cum Chairman, APKVIB. More than hundreds trainees are attending
the camp being organized by the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Seva Dal. The training
will be concluded on Sunday.
BDO’s death mourned
ITANAGAR, Dec 15: All Nyapin Sangram Phassang Youth Welfare Association has mourned
the death of Tadar Tari, Block Development Officer Kimin, who died on Thursday at
Naharlagun based hospital. Born in 1970 at Lante Lote Village in Kurung Kumey district,
Tari joined as BDO in 1991. He was also an active social worker. His death is an
irreparable loss to the family and the society as a whole, the association said.
In-service teachers training at Sangram
ITANAGAR, Dec 15: A block level in-service teachers training was held at BRCC building
Sangram recently. At least 60 teachers attended the training. The absentee teachers
were asked to ensure their participation in similar training programme in future.
AASSATA denies manhandling charges
ITANAGAR, Dec 15: All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers’ Association (AASSATA)
today denied the report of manhandling of regular teacher, claiming that charges
leveled against them was untrue and unfounded. Further in response to All Papum Pare
District Students Union’s appeal to call off the ongoing indefinite pen-down strike,
AASSATA said that pen down strike was jointly decided by Arunachal Teachers Association
and AASSATA after the failure of the high power committee of the state Govt to
submit its report on the demand for one go regularization of remaining 2003 batch
SSA teachers, the association said.
Org to go with bandh
ITANAGAR, Dec 15: Expressing its deep regrets to the Rajiv Gandhi Students Union
and every section of society for causing inconvenience, All Arunachal Pradesh Youth
Organization (AAPYO) said that it will go ahead with its proposed 36 hours capital
bandh. It accused the state Govt “for provoking the sensitive issue.”
Saaya seeks people’s cooperation
ITANAGAR, Dec 15: MLA cum parliamentary secretary, Agriculture, Likha Saaya has
appealed to the people of Mai village to maintain unity and cooperate with the Govt
for speedy development of the area. The MLA also urged the public not to play too
much politics in the development process. He was addressing the inaugural function
of the upgraded Govt Middle School and Community Hall, Mai on December 13 last.
While responding to the two point memorandum, Saaya also fulfilled the long felt
demand for construction of general ground and also assured black topping of road
from Yachuli to Mai covering 9 KM within his tenure. He further informed the people
of Mai Village that drinking water project for five villages under Mai Anchal segment
is under process. Saaya also distributed blanket to the senior citizens of the village.
In his address Dr. Joram Begi, Director Higher & Technical Education, assured to
put his efforts for bringing fund for construction of teachers quarters. Expressing
concern over the slow pace of development in education sector in the area, Begi urged
the villagers to give priority on education.
K. Payeng. Yachuli ADC called upon the people to take proper care of the public
properties and Govt infrastructure. Large number of Govt officers of Lower Subansiri
district and former and present panchayat leaders were present in the function.
Tezu Govt HS school celebrates annual day
ITANAGAR, Dec 15: Parliamentary Secretary PHED & WS Karikho Kri inaugurated the 60th
Annual School Day of Government Higher Secondary School Tezu at its Playground today.
Students of Dong, Lai, Ring, and Tailung Houses displayed cultural programmes and
March Past on the day.
The inaugural function was witnessed by huge gathering comprising of administrative
officers, HoDs, public leaders and gaon burahs. Karikho Kri addressing the teachers
and students emphasized on academic proficiency and discipline. He asked the students
to keep up the good name of the School and add fame by achieving success in their
He also boosted the morale of the teachers by appreciating all their efforts and
endeavour for educating the children and giving better lives to them.
He appreciated the NCC Girls Band Troop for their achievement of receiving the Proficiency
Certificate from Lt. Colonel Camp Commandant, Shillong during selection of Girls
Band party representation for Republic Day Parade 2013 at Delhi.
153 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
7th NSKF National Shoto-kan Karate Do Championship ends
Nobin wins top honour; Yadi women’s champion
ITANAGAR, Dec 15: P Nobin Jomoh was declared National Champion while Rei Yadi was
adjudged Women’s Champion as Arunachal bagged highest medal in the 7th NSKF National
Karate Do Championship which concluded at Naharlagun today.
Nobin bagged two Gold medals in a tough field, one each in Senior Men’s Individual
Kata and Kumite. He faced tough challenge from Takiang Bagang in the semifinal of
Senior Men’s Individual Kumite before he beat Digamber Shinde of Maharashtra in the
He, along with Takiang Bagang and Samuel Dolo, bagged a Silver medal in Senior Men’s
Team Kata event too. The Gold and Bronze medals in this event went to Maharashtra
Women Champion Yadi also bagged two Gold medals, one each in Senior Women’s Individual
Kumite and Senior Women’s Team Kata. She beat K Usharani Devi of Manipur in the final
of Senior Women’s Individual Kumite event.
Other two Gold medal winners in Senior Women’s Team Kata were Rajnita Rotom and Sumpi
Chege. The Silver medal in this event went to Assam’s Serlin Teronpi, Klirni Katharpi
and Binita Sharma.
K Usharani Devi of Manipur won the Gold in Senior Women’s Individual Kata and Rajnita
Rotom and Sumpi Chege bagged the Silver and Bronze.
Arunachal topped the medal table with15 gold, 12 silver and 20 bronze. Manipur with
4 gold and 3 silver medals and Maharashtra with 3 gold 1 silver medals finished second
and third respectively.
Sports Authority of Arunachal (SAA) Chiarman Tapuk Taku attended the concluding day
function as chief guest and distributed prizes to the winners along with former World
Champion Shihan Tamon Pemba and others invited dignitaries.
Addressing the players from different parts of the country, the Chairman encouraged
them to pursue games and sports sincerely since sports is an integral part of education.
He reiterated the State Government’s commitment towards development of sports sector
in the state. He advised them to refrain from using alcohol and drugs which can ruin
their career and lives.
Former World Champion and Chief Instructor of International NSKF, Japan Shihan Tamon
Pemba conducted the Championship with help of referees, judges and officials from
Arunachal Pradesh and other States. Pemba, who arrived here from Japan at the invitation
of the organizing committee, was all praise for the resounding success of the championship
and the enthusiasm shown by the players and the spectators during the three-day event.
The former World Champion also conducted training for the players, referees, judges
and coaches of the country on the latest rules and regulations of Karate on December
The organizing committee chairman and Arunachal Karate Do Association president Likha
Tara thanked Pemba for attending the championship and conducting it smoothly. He
said that the former World Champion’s presence has definitely provided a golden opportunity
to the players to learn from him.
The chiefs, coaches and technical directors of different styles of Karate in the
state, especially Deben Sharma, L Marik, Dr. Marli Ete, Tai Hipik, Charu Tatung,
Yarda Niki, Nanu Sangha and some senior players took active part in successful conduct
of the championship.
The concluding day function was also attended by Sports and Youth Affairs Joint Secretary
M Kamki and Sports and Youth Affairs Asst. Director Ramesh Lingi, among others.
Under 12 Years Female Individual, Kata: Binita Sharma, Assam (Gold), Yapa Ramsing,
Arunachal Pradesh (Sil.), Rakhe Yasika, Arunachal Pradesh (Br).
Under 16 Years Female Individual, Kata: Goda Asha, Arunachal Pradesh (Gold), Serline
Teronpi, Assam (Sil.) Gyamar Mach, Arunachal Pradesh (Br).
Senior Women Individual, Kata: K. Usharani Devi, Manipur (Gold), Rajnita Rotom, Arunachal
Pradesh (Sil.), Sumpi Chege, Arunachal Pradesh (Br).
Under 10 Years Female Individual, Kumite: Binita Sharma, Assam (Gold), Akhangkhya
Baratwaj, Assam (Sil).
Under 12 Years Female Individual, Kumite: Yapa Ramsing, Arunachal Pradesh (Gold),
Rakhe Yasika, Arunachal Pradesh (Sil).
NAMSAI, Dec 15: Union Minister for DoNER Pawan Singh Ghatowar while attending the
second day of Poi Pee Mau festival at Namsai today said Arunachal Pradesh would get
more funds from DoNER ministry during his tenure as he not only shares special emotional
attachment with the Arunachal Pradesh but understands numerous bottlenecks the land-locked
Prioritizing construction of road for proper communication in Arunachal Pradesh,
he said sufficient funds are being placed by his ministry to take the state at par
with other developed region of the country.
Lauding the tangible development spearheaded by former chief minister Dorjee Khandu
and his successor Nabam Tuki, he said per capita income of Arunachal Pradesh has
grown manifold while hopeful of seeing Arunachal Pradesh turning as economic power
house with support from DoNER and other ministries.
Expecting high hope with the completion of India-Myanmar Friendship Road, India-Myanmar-Thailand
Road and Trans-Arunachal Highway, Ghatowar said it would supplement cross border
tourism and bolster massive economic activity.
Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering, attending the festival,
encouraged cultural exchanges between the people of the region. He also informed
about various work he had undertaken as a Parliamentarian for Namsai and its vicinity.
Art and Culture Minister of Assam, Pranati Phukan while meriting cultural exchanges
between the people of Assam and Arunachal said that it can erase any kind of misgiving
Parliamentary Secretary, Assam, Bolen Saikia lauded Namsai for harbouring people
of different origins and culture harmoniously. He emphasized on agriculture to change
the face of regional economy.
Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjoy, PWD Minister Chowna Mein, Parliamentary Secretary for
Forest and Environment Chow Tewa Mein, Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism Passang
Dorjee Sona, Namsai MLA Nang Sati Mein and others attended the second day of Poi
Pee Mau festival.
Royal Bengal Tiger cubs rescued from Angrim Valley
ITANAGAR, Dec 15: Two numbers of Royal Bengal Tigers were rescued by the staff of
Anini Social Forestry Division with the help of Wildlife Trust of India at a place
called Angrim Valley under Dibang Valley District of Arunachal Pradesh. Informing
this in a release Aduk Paron, divisional forest officer, Anini Social Forestry Division
Cum Ex-Officio Wildlife Warden stated that for the last few days, cases of presence
of Tigers in the village and attacking the domesticated animals like Mithuns, Pigs,
Chickens etc were being reported.
On receiving the information, the Anini Social Forestry Division team alongwith the
staff of Wildlife Trust of India started search operation to locate the Tigers. After
camping for a week in the village, three Tiger cubs were found inside a dry water
tank constructed in the periphery of the Angrim Valley village. Most probably, the
Tigers might have fallen inside the tank while chasing a deer as, carcass of deer
was also found inside the dry water tank. Unfortunately, one of the Tiger cub succumbed
to the injuries before the rescue team could arrive. Both the alive ones has been
handed over to the Divisional Forest Officer, Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary Division,
Roing and kept at Mini Zoo, Roing. The entire operation was personally supervised
by Ipra Mekola, Member, State Wildlife Advisory Board, Arunachal Pradesh for the
last one week.
Tuki announces development package for Kangku circle
ITANAGAR, Dec 15: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today announced Rs 1 crore each from
Special Plan Allocation (SPA) for infrastructure development of the Circle Office
and Police Station respectively at Kangku in West Siang district to a thunderous
applause of the people, including Gaon Buras.
On his maiden visit to the circle administrative centre bordering Dhemaji district
of Assam, Tuki assured all out assistance in infrastructure development and welfare
of the people of the area.
The Circle Office and staff quarters constructed on a hillock could not be connected
with water supply since last 16 years and therefore remained almost abandoned. People,
through a public memorandum, had pleaded the Chief Minister to sanction funds for
shifting of the offices to the foothills.
On the other hand, a police station had been recently sanctioned in the area by the
state government. Though land for establishment of the same has been earmarked by
the administration construction works are yet to start.
Kangku in Likabali Sub-Division is a foothill region with 26 notified villages along
the Arunachal-Assam boundary. Despite its nearness to Assam the region is yet to
be connected by a road from Likabali interlinking all the villages within the territory
of Arunachal Pradesh.
Addressing a huge gathering, Tuki informed that the road linking Likabali, Kangku
and Durpai has been proposed under PMGSY. He said the Government has already submitted
the project costing Rs 47 crore to the concerned ministry and earnestly pursuing
for its sanction.
Tuki, probably the first chief minister to visit the remote circle headquarter, also
took notice of the threat of erosion by Kangku River and Nare stream posing on the
Government Secondary School. Several teachers’ quarters and school compound have
already fallen victims of erosion.
Moving around the school premises, he expressed surprise over the dilapidated condition
of the school building. Saddened that the future generation of the state were studying
in such a dilapidated building, he assured a grant of Rs 10 lakhs immediately for
renovation works. He called upon the people to own responsibility of government property
as their own and maintain the same.
“People will come and people will go but these assets should be maintained forever,”
To the plea for flood protection works, he assured Rs 20 lakhs in the first phase
so that the works to save the school compound could be started immediately. He also
assured to discuss and consider the trifurcation of the 9-Likabali-Kangku anchal
samity as requested by panchayat leaders of the area.
Tuki called upon the people to maintain brotherly relations with neighboring Assam
and maintain the age-old cordial relations.
“Assam-Arunachal…we are brothers. In fact the whole of North East is one. We have
to develop as one unit through helping each other, maintaining peace and harmony,”
he said in chaste Assamese to the convenience of a large section of people gathered
from the other side of the boundary.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by Parliamentary Secretaries Gojen Gadi and Padi
Richo and State Youth Congress Vice President Nyamar Karbak.
Earlier, on their landing at the make-shift helipad in the school compound, the Chief
Minister’s entourage was given a traditional reception by hundreds of women dancing
Ponung. Also present were local legislator and Deputy Speaker of the State Legislative
Assembly Jomde Kena, SP West Siang, ADC Basar, HoDs and delegates from nearby Assam.
Govt, market committees oppose bandh
ITANAGAR, Dec 15: Taking serious note of the 36 hours capital bandh call proposed
by All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organization (AAPYO) from Dec 17 on the airport issue,
the state Govt today directed all the commissioners/secretaries to ensure that all
the offices within their jurisdiction remain open as usual with 100 per cent attendance
on the bandh days. Govt staff if found absent without prior permission during bandh
days would face strict disciplinary action, an official release said. All the state
transport buses will ply as usual and all Govt school and other establishment like
hospitable and health centre, anganwadi centre etc shall remain fully function,
the release said.
Earlier yesterday, office bearers of the Bazaar Welfare Committees, transport federation/
association and petrol depot association in a meeting conveyed by Capital DC unanimously
decided that all the business establishments and Petrol Pumps in Capital Complex
would remain open and vehicles keep ply on the road as usual during the proposed
36 hours capital bandh on Dec 17. The members present in the meeting were also
informed about the security measures taken by the District Administration and Police
authority, according to an official release. City SP Surendra Kumar, ADC Bokar Basar
and other Govt officers were present in the meeting. The office bearers of all Market
Welfare Associations of capital complex have agreed to cooperate the District Administration
and requested for sufficient security to be provided during the bandh, the release
Meanwhile, opposing the All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organization’s 36 hours capital
bandh from Dec 17, Itanagar Market Welfare Association (IMWA) and Naharlagun Bazar
Welfare Committee (NBWC) today asked its business community and shopkeepers to keep
open their shops during the bandh hours since the bandh has been declared illegal
by the district administration.
The bandh calls badly affect the normal life, particularly the daily wage earner,
business community and emergency patients, both IMWA and NBWC said in separate
Meanwhile, the IMWA warned the shopkeepers of stern action if they fail to comply
with the order of the market body. It also requested the authority to deploy adequate
security forces to thwart any untoward incident during bandh.
Describing the proposed 36 hours capital bandh call as uncalled for and it is without
having valid issues on state interest, the Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC)
today urged people of Capital Complex to co-operate with the administration to defy
the bandh. “Few misguided individuals cannot dictate the popularly mandated Government
on any of the State issues’, the APYC said adding since the construction of airport
is a State’s ambitious project, it cannot be dictated.
Pointing out the heavy financial loss of both business community and state Govt during
bandh, the APYC appeals the agitating organization to refrain from ‘unnecessary interruption’
and pressure tactics on Govt policies. APYC also urged the Airport Authority of India
to expedite the construction of ambitious Airport project at the earliest.
AASSAC demands early establishment of Sainik School in Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Dec 15: Reiterating the need to come up with a separate Sainik School for
the state, the Alumni Association of Sainik Schools, Arunachal Chapter (AASSAC) made
a fervent appeal to the state Govt. to take steps to establish the school at the
earliest in the interest of children of Arunachal Pradesh preferring to take up armed
forces as their career.
Highlighting various hardships faced by parents including entailing substantial expenses
to educate their children in other Sainik Schools in the North East, AASSAC appealed
the state govt. to take up the matter in right earnest and set up the school preferably
in a cold and hilly area like Ziro, West Kameng or Tawang for better training of
the cadets and ensuring their success in entry to National Defence Academy.
Drawing out an anomaly in the admission prospectus issued by Sainik School Punglaw,
Nagaland where the seats are reserved for cadets of Arunachal Pradesh, AASSAC pointed
out that there was a discrepancy in the age factor for cadets from domicile of Arunachal
Pradesh compared to other cadets from the northeast. This factor was depriving many
aspiring cadets to try their luck in the entrance examination of the school. During
the day-long deliberation at a city based hotel here today, members discussed in
threadbare several issues pertaining to Sainik School and its related social welfare
activities, setting up of a Sainik Welfare Board and welfare measures for ex-servicemen,
framing of by-laws for the association among others.