December 24


News Impact

Cash reward stands

ITANAGAR, Dec 23: 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


All East Kameng FC beats KTFC 3-1

ITANAGAR, Dec 23: In the opening 2nd league match of the Christmas Football Premier league, All East Kameng FC defeated the KTFC by 3-1 today. Vikram Cheri scored 2 goals for All East Kameng FC and Balu Gyadi scored one, while Taring Bharat managed to strike a goal for KTFC.

In another match played between Chimpu FC and Shinning Boys FC, Chimpu FC defeated Shinning Boys FC by 1-0. Tsering Dorij scored the only goal for the winning team. In the 3rd match of the day, VVFC slashed TTSC by 3-1. Tapu struck twice and later Huk scored a goal for VVFC,   Byabang Hali  scored a goal for TTSC.

In the last match of the day IGPFC beat All ESS FC by 5-2. Shankar Golo struck thrice for IGPFC, later Gichik Taming added two goals for the team. For  All ESS FC Hillang Bharat and Pisa Tama scored one goal each.


GIFCC resolves to promote Kargu Gamgi movement

ITANAGAR, Dec 23: The Galo Indigenous Faith and Cultural Council (GIFCC) in a general body meeting held  on Dec 22 decided to act as the statutory body in promotion of Kargu Gamgi Movement, Indigenous faith and cultural revolutions etc. The Council will be vigilant in promoting, preserving and protecting Galo cultural heritage and indigenous belief systems etc, the meeting resolved. It further decided to conduct awareness tours to various Galo dominated villages and work for documentation of Galo culture, tribal languages, folktales, folklore, genealogy, folk dances, folk songs, arts and crafts etc, besides creating a conducive atmosphere for social and communal harmony. The executive boy of the GIFCC was also reshuffled in the meeting.


ICAR team visits farmers’ fields at Nyodu village

ITANAGAR, Dec 23: A team of ICAR Basar Centre yesterday visited  the farmers’ potato field at Nyodu village under Basar sub-division covered under the Tribal Sub Plan (TSP). The team including A. Kirankumar Singh, SMS (Agronomy) and Jitendra Kumar, Scientist (Soil Physics) monitored the different farmers’ potato fields which are located on both sides of the Kidi river. Tutem Nyodu, Toyi Nyodu and Marpe Nyodu accompanied the team during their visit.

While inspecting each and every farmer’s potato field  the team members  expressed satisfaction over the farmers’ efforts who have planted potato with the tuber seeds supplied under the TSP scheme of the ICAR. The team also suggested different ways and means of planting to get higher production from the crop with the use of the available resources.

The team also strictly monitored the damages caused by insect pests and diseases which were not seen in their fields. Lastly, the team members encouraged them to work hard with the adoption of the new technologies transferred by KVK West Siang which are developed by ICAR to get higher production with the use of certified seeds.


DC visits Hunli KGBV

HUNLI, Dec 23: Deputy Commissioner  Shiv Kumar has paid a visit to KGBV Hunli on Dec 22.  He was accompanied by Chilliko Meto, Zilla Chairman, Rakesh Tacho, SDO, Hunli, T. Tatak, DDSE, Roing and other HODs during his visit.

While keenly visiting the school including hostel, classroom, the DC was deeply impressed to see the functioning of the school in such a remote locality despite of unfavorable climatic condition and inhospitable terrains. He showered accolades to the School Management and teachers  and the NGO Abralow Memorial Multipurpose Society for their excellent job in running the school despite of many odds and adversaries.

He was also thrilled by the cultural programme presented by the students. He asked the teachers of the Govt Schools to draw lessons from the KGBV teachers  and to be sincere and dedicated in their duties. He said that his thrust and focus area in the District will be to improve the education scenario with the support of parents, SMCs and PRIs.   He assured of every possible help from his side for the cause of the children.

Komini Meto, Secretary, AMMS opined that without the help and support from all quarters, it would have been impossible on his part to run the School.


EKSWCO appeals DC for relief  to fire victims

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Dec 23: The East Kameng Socio Welfare and Cultural Organization (EKSCWO) have urged the East Kameng district administration to provide relief to the victims of New-Seppa fire incident.

In a press statement, EKSWCO Chairman Dr Tachi Taku informed that a team of EKSWCO led by treasurer Tiwan Dodum visited the incident spot this morning, consoled the aggrieved family and distributed essential goods as an immediate relief. While mentioning that the fire-victims were from poor background, the ESKCWO opined that even a small help from the district administration in re-building their completely damaged home would do a lot for downtrodden victims.  Beside, the apex organization of the district also called for extension of immediate relief from the other like –minded organizations. In a devastating fire that broke out at New Seppa on December 18 night, at least four houses, including two SPT and two OBT buildings, were reduced to ashes. Though there was no report of any casualty, household properties were completely burnt down in the midnight blaze that has rendered the families of Madu Lamgu, Rupa Bacha, Fem Lamgu and Harang Bacha homeless.





161 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large. 

Chorus of outrage against Delhi gang rape reaches Itanagar, citizens take out candlelight march

Amar Sangno

ITANAGAR, Dec 23:  The chorus of anger and outrage against gang rape and subsequent brutal assault on a girl in a moving bus at Delhi reached state capital Itanagar as hundreds of people cutting across age and profession hit the street and took out a candle light march this evening to protest against the barbaric act. The rally being organized by National Alliance of Women (NAWO) and joined by large number of citizen was held in solidarity with the victim of Delhi gang rape, who is fighting for life at Safdarjung hospital, New Delhi.

The gruesome incident has become a “national anger” and the protest has swept the whole nation. Joining with rest of the countrymen, the protesters comprising mostly school children from King Cup Public School and Kendriya Vidayala-II Itanagar along with youths and senior citizens started candle light march from the Ganga Market  which was  culminated at Siddhartha Vihar Gompa.

The messages of anger was send out very loudly through their placards. “No sex without Consent”, “Stop Rape Now, “No means No” were some of strongly worded placards. Their concerned was simply the growing vulnerability of women in India. “We want to see every rapist be hanged till death” yielded a young girl.

While expressing anguish against growing crime rate particularly rape and murder, Jarjum Ete, President Galo Welfare Society who was instrumental in organizing the candle light march said “it is moral responsibility for every citizen to come out against such violence”.

The anguished can be also seen among senior citizens who participated in the rally. “People should unitedly raise voice against such crime and specific law should be enacted to deal with rapist” YD Thongchi President APLS.

APLS General Secretary Tokong Pertin also viewed that stringent punishment should be given against any person involved in such crimes. He further added that government should bring in specific amendment to deal with heinous crime like rape.

Arunachal is also witnessing rise in rape and murder. This year itself two minor girls was raped and brutally killed at Yazali and Tawang. Both were students and had bright future ahead of them. While police manage to arrest accused involved in Yazali rape case, the Tawang rape case is yet to be solved.



Tawang witness clashes over dam project

10 arrested, three released   * 144 CrPC imposed

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Dec 23: Tawang, one of the famous tourist hot spots of the state came to limelight following the reported clash between anti and pro-dam activists over construction of dam  near Kudung village under Tawang circle recently. It is reported that a hydro project is being implemented in Kudung by National Hydro Power Cooperation (NHPC).

Sources from Tawang informed this daily over telephone that the situation remains tense and volatile after the clash between pro dam and anti-dam activists and it compelled the administration to impose 144 Cr PC. Few anti-dam activists including four monks have been arrested, the sources claimed.

Sources further said  that clashes broke out when protesters went on rampage against construction of dam saying many religious and holy sites in the area would be submerged under water if the dam is constructed. According to sources many anti-dam  activists from various villages rushing to Tawang town to take part in agitation and to demand  release of arrested activists.

When contacted police sources confirmed that 10 persons, including three women were, arrested on Friday relating to the NHPC office attack case.  However, women were released on bail,   and remaining seven persons are still kept under police remand.

It is believed that the situation went out of control as the deputy commissioner Kemo Lollen had to suspend his leave and rush back to the town to tackle the situation.  Two more battalion of security forces including Indo-Tibetan Border Police were sought by the district administration to defuse the tense situation, sources added.

When contacted by this daily, Tawang DC Kemo Lollen confirmed that 144 CrPC has been imposed in the town after observing the volatile situation. However, he said that situation is under control and there is no law and order problem.



Likha Yari declared 4th Nyishi idol

ITANAGAR, Dec  23: Miss Likha Yari was declared the 4th Nyishi Idol -2012. Both Panye Tadap and Tana Tamar were adjudged second runners up, while Tanio Pagia was declared 3rd runner up.

The  4th Nyishi Idol was organized by Nyishi Art and Culture Welfare Society with the motto of providing platform to young artistes of Nyishi Community to exhibit and show their talent and the event was formally inaugurated at Siddhartha Hall here on Dec 8 evening. A total of 17 upcoming singers from Papum Pare, Kurung Kumey, Lower Subansiri, East Kameng and Charduar under Sonitpur district in Assam participated in the event. The first prize carries Rs. one lakh along with a laptop, while the second and third prizes carry Rs.50,000  and Rs.30,000 respectively along with laptops.



NES silver jubilee celebrated at Raga

RAGA, Dec 22: The second phase of Nyishi Elite Society (NES)’s silver jubilee celebration cum education tour with the theme “Nurturing Youth Energy and Harnessing Women Folk” was organized at Raga on December 22.

Addressing the huge gathering NES president Bengia Tolum expressed his displeasure over the present trend in which the students make it a target to become students leaders only for two to three years instead of becoming  IAS, IPS and  state civil service officer.

He advised the students to make long term plan for better life. “We should not encourage and give money to our child for contesting in the posts of President and Secretary of the union, rather should completely control and discourage such attempt,” Tolum advised.

He further called upon the fathers of the  children to shoulder equal responsibility with mothers in educating  their children. “We the father should also equally shoulder the responsibility in educating our children as they (children) are our future and future of the community,” Tolum  said.

Speaking on the occasion local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Health and Family Welfare and Civil Supply Nido Pavitra said “the NES is the apex body of the Nyishi community, therefore, we agree, accept and follow its decision.” He further called upon all section of the community to extend  support and cooperation to NES for greater interest of the community.

Speaking on the occasion, Nyishi Nyem Acham Acting President Khoda  Moriam has exhorted the women to play an important role in nurturing and educating own child so that they become worthy member of the community as mother have more attachment with child than father.

All Nyishi Youth Association president Bamang Taji urged the youth to fight against gun and drugs culture in the community. He disclosed that ANYA would start Teranga and Gutka clean drive in all Nyishi area and appealed all shopkeepers to stop selling of Teranga and Gutka immediately.

As part of Silver Jubilee Celebration, an interaction programme with Youth and women was also organized at Muri Mugli Higher Secondary school and Puche-Geku Middle school on Dec 22.

Earlier, a team headed by President NES has visited Nyishi Dapo at Ligu village where the Ligu Re-affirmation was taken place on 19th December, 1998 and paid homage in the memorial of late Engineer Taru Muri, former NES general secretary.

At Daporijo the social interaction programme was also organized on 21st December 2012 with officers, General Public and students where social problems and issues were discussed.

Speaking on the occasion Bengia Tolum advised the students to fully concentrate in their study. Teachers being builder of nation should play their  role sincerely, he said. He also stressed on peaceful co-existence. Talum Babla, Chairman NES Upper Subansiri unit,  Dr. Ligu Tacho, former president NES and Khoda Moriam, Acting President NNA were also spoke on the occasion.

The celebration was first started at Koloriang on 17th November. This was followed by at Sangram and Palin on 18th and 19th November.

The third phase of celebration will be organized at Papum Pare and East Kameng from second week of Januray 2013 and culminated at Yazali with Conference and Nyishi Day Celebration from 17th to 22nd April 2013.



Music is an essential part of education: Sonam

ITANAGAR, Dec 23: The ‘Annual Day Celebration’ of Kristi Kendra Music Academy was held at Mahila Imadad Bhawan, Barapani, Naharlagun in a befitting manner today.

Attending the programme, Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Constructions Workers Welfare Board (APBOCWWB) chairman Jalley Sonam said, Kristi Kendra Music Academy, since its establishment in May 1989, has imparted lots of knowledge about music and dance among the Arunachalee students.

“The music is an essential part of education as many student graduated in the field are living a comfortable life today”, said Sonam adding that music not only adds colour to the life but also helps in development of any culture.

Stating that there was no dearth of talents amongst the Arunachalee children in singing and dancing,  but due to lack of proper music academy and institution in the state they were unable showcase their talents, he appealed the general people to promote the musical academy so that everybody takes benefit from it. He also requested the principle and other staff of the academy to help and properly train the interested students.



Bapna lauds NYP’s role in nation building

NAMPONG, Dec 23: AICC secretary Sanjay Bapna today lauded the National Youth Project (NYP) and its chairman Dr S N Subba Rao for various steps since last many decades for unity and integrity of India.

Bapna, incharge of Arunachal Pradesh, who is closely associated with the voluntary organization, told over telephone today that all endeavours of Gandhian Dr Rao or Bahaiji, a living legend, and the NYP are very crucial for the country, particularly the efforts to channelize the youth force, spreading social harmony and empowering the grass root people.

The week-long national integration camp being organized by NYP-AP at remote Nampong bordering Myanmar in Changlang district from tomorrow is a step forward in that direction, particularly after the massive exodus of working people and students of North East, including Arunachal Pradesh from Southern states and Maharashtra in August last due threat.

The camp with the support of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry & Dairy Development Minister Setong Sena would help clear many unfounded misgivings about the people of Arunachal, he said.

Bapna said the NE region is the most beautiful part of the country while the people of Arunachal Pradesh are most patriotic and peace loving whose contribution is vital for nation building. He wished brighter day to the people of the region and a grand success of the camp.

Lok Sabha member Takam Sanjay, who had led a four-member delegation as emissary of the chief minister to tour the affected states to assist the state governments to restore normalcy and ensure that all return from NE at the earliest, said it would send a louder message to the rest of India.

More than 350 youths from 27 states are expected to take part in the camp to feel the pulse of the tribal people of Arunachal and know them from a close quarter.

The CM spoke to Sena Saturday to enquire about the camp preparations which were completed under the supervision of Sena.

About 150 campers arrived at Tinsukia by train during the day while Dr Rao was received by NYP-AP office bearers.

Meanwhile, a 10-day national level trade fare-cum-PMEGP exhibition, sponsored by the KVIC and organized by NYP-AP, began at Nampong today with the participation of 60 invited traders. Moreover, NYP-AP would also hold a day-long entrepreneurship awareness programme for the local unemployed youth on Dec 28 to be followed by a week-long entrepreneurship development programme from next day. This would coincide with a three-week skill development programme for local artisans on packaging and preservation.

A two-day North Eastern Regional Planning conference of Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Smriti (GSDS) would also begin at same venue from December 28 to be chaired by GSDS director Dr Manimala.



Advance Christmas celebrated at Dambuk

ITANAGAR, Dec 23:   “Be a true Christian by truly loving thy neighbours as thyself” said Ninong Ering, Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs while attending the Advent Christmas Programme at Town Baptist Church, Dambuk today.

Stating that Christmas is the season for ‘Love, Joy and Peace’, the very message of Jesus Christ while coming to this world in human form, which is celebrated all over the world, he further exhorted the

people to forgive and forget one another’s mistakes and faults.  He called upon the Christian believers to act like an actual Good Samaritan by helping needy people in troubles.  The Lok Sabha MP (Arunachal East) who is in his maiden visit to Lower Dibang Valley district after being inducted in the Union Ministry shared that he is in a mission to distribute Christmas cakes. He further said that India is like a Garden where many species of flowers bloom at a time likewise there are many religions and believes adopted by different people but there should be integration of religion and one should not differentiate on the basis of religion.

Ex-Minister Roding Pertin, who was also present on the occasion  said that the frequent visit of the Lok Sabha MP (Arunachal East) to this Sub-Division shows that he really cares and feels the hardship of the people.  He further appealed the Union Minister to appraise the people’s grievances especially in communication sectors to the Central Govt. and expressed hope that the minister would leave a mark of becoming Union Minister by redressing the grievances of the people.

Ralom Borang, MLA 39th Mebo Assembly Constituency said, “No one is born to a particular religion by birth, hence religion is a matter of individual belief and faith”.

He exhorted the people not to confuse and mixed between religion and culture as the two has its distinct place in the society. He appealed every one to respect each other’s religion and love all irrespective of religion.   Sharing the message on the occasion as Speaker, Makbul Pertin,

Commissioner (Industries) cum Chairman, Finance Committee of All Arunachal Christian Revival Church said, “Jesus came and sacrificed his blood on Cross of Calvary to take away the sins of mankind”.

Bijoy Pertin, over all-in-charge of the x-Mass Celebration Committee, Jeni Tayeng, Pastor TBC and Tokbom Borang, Publicity Secretary also spoke on the occasion while Nanokong Modi, President x-Mass

Celebration Committee chaired over the programme. The Advent Christmas was celebrated with the theme, “He will be Great and will be called the Son of Most High” (Luk 1:32).

W Tikhak, ADC Roing, Otul Tayeng, SDO Dambuk, Eving Yirang, CO cum BDO Dambuk, T. Millang  (Retired Joint Director of Education), Vice-President of DLBCA and Opang Tayeng, Vice-President of Adi

Baptist Union, Pasighat were present among PRI & Public Leaders, GBs, Public, Govt Officers  and  Officials and Believers of Dambuk on the occasion. DIPRO



Pre-Christmas shopping gains momentum


RUKSIN, Dec 23: Pre-Christmas shopping is on in full swing with people thronging garment shops, flower showrooms and bakeries. Traders, small and big shops, are having a field day in Pasighat and Ruskin bazaars on the ever of Christmas.

With Christmas and New Year’s Day come nearer, the festive mood is set at Pasighat, the East Siang district headquarter and other places including Ruksin town.

Some shopkeepers at Pasighat bazar, who are running garment shops said their business has picked up in the past one week. “We earn more during last part of December at the eve of Christmas and New Years day” the businessmen said. The same assertion was heard at Jonai-Ruksin markets, where selling of dress and other items used in Christmas occasion is reportedly going up these days.

Interestingly, some second-hand garment shops at Pasighat bazar are giving dealers of new clothes a serious run for their money. This market is popularly known as the poor man’s market and most of these second-hand garments come from Guwahati, Shillong and abroad.

Not just clothes, selling of cakes, colorful star, X-mass tree and flasher lights are also gone up for the last some days. The florists are also doing brisk business as the people are busy buying variety of flowers for decorating their homes on the two occasions.

On the other hand, preparations are afoot to celebrate “Christmas Day” by the the believers of various churches located at Ruksin township and other rural areas.



DPVN celebrates 16th Foundation Day

PASIGHAT, Dec 23: The Donyi Polo Vidya Niketan, Pasighat today celebrated its 16th Foundation Day in a grand manner today.

The function was organized at the Solung Hall Pasighat and among prominent personalities of DPVN Tajo Tasung (President ), Dana Moyong (Secretary),  Coordinator Ashokan and Kaling Dai were present.

Attending the celebration function organized at the Solung Hall Pasighat, Education Minister Bosiram Siram said their tireless efforts, dedication and sincerity of the school authority and the teachers  will surely be recognized by the society.

Appreciating the  academic atmosphere of the school,  the minister appealed students to raise the standard of discipline and devote themselves in studies. Stressing on extra co-curricular activities the minister further said and Games and sports bring a sense of competition, sportsmanship spirit and understanding.

Earlier the DC Mishra asked the teachers to be dedicated and live up to the society’s expectation. He advised the students to lead a disciplined life and to be devoted in their studies. Education makes a man polite, healthy and wealthy in life, he said.

A gala cultural programme was organized and the tiny tots showcased their talents which received a huge applause from the audiences. The deserving and meritorious students were awarded on the occasion by the dignitaries present. DIPRO

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Rebuilding traditional irrigation in Afghanistan

The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation is providing technical support to rebuild Afghanistan's traditional irrigation system to help farmers increase their crop production. The irrigation system had been badly damaged due to the conflict and migration from villages.

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is boosting its technical support for the rehabilitation of Afghanistan's dilapidated traditional irrigation systems, in a bid to help farmers increase crop production. The initiative also aims to improve the knowledge and skills that farmers need to run and maintain irrigation systems.

The FAO has signed a $27.7 million agreement with the Afghan Ministry of Energy and Water to provide technical assistance, including expertise and training for implementation of the Irrigation Restoration and Development Project (IRDP).

Decades of war in Afghanistan and migration from rural areas have contributed to the degradation and neglect of the country's irrigation system. The lack of efficient irrigation facilities has left many farmers without sufficient water for agriculture, including the production of wheat, the country's main staple food crop. But in recent years, the country's Ministry of Energy and Water has placed a priority on water resources development within its National Development Strategy.

The irrigation systems had suffered over the past three decades, not only because of a lack of investment, but also because people were moving away from the rural areas, leaving no one to maintain the systems or transfer indigenous skills to the younger generation. When there was a flood, for instance, there was no one to repair or clean up damaged canals or dams. So farmers in rural areas were not able to get enough water to cultivate their fields. As a result, they produced fewer crops.


Wrong Accusation

Dear editor,

This is in reply to one Anand Jerang who has accused me of being arrogant, if at all I have been. To my memory I do not have the slightest idea of the so called interaction where I arrogantly behaved and asked the candidate to go to court which is the usual course of action if one feels injustice has been meted out to an individual. Yes, there was a mistake inadvertently, and the matter went to court, and later the case has been recommended to the Government. In this context in spite of our utter discretion errors do take place, we are human, and it is never our intention to discredit or do injustice to any candidate. We also have feelings and it hurts us when candidates miss out by just a fraction of points after all the hard work that one puts in to achieve ones dream career.

The Commission has only three Members as of now, and don’t tell me you cannot remember three names who are responsible for your future. At least have that much of courtesy; we are here for you and to do justice for the office we are entrusted with. You want to call me a blonde, I cannot do anything about it, you are entitled to your opinion and I'll accept it with all humility.  About the wrong man in the right place I have no comments, you have the right to have your own opinion, and lastly I reiterate that I have not in any manner been arrogant as accused. In an unlikely circumstances, if I have hurt any individual in my course of action. I beg your pardon.


Jathi Pulu

Member APPSC



Reschedule the exam date

Dear editor,

Through the column of your, I would like to draw kind attention of the concern authority that the exam date for the Sub Inspector (S.I) post by the Police Department which is scheduled for 13th January, 2013 coincides with the exam date for the ACP (Assistant Conservator of Forest) post by A.P.P.S.C. which is scheduled from 12th January, 2013 to 20th January, 2013. In a state like Arunachal where there is no other job opportunity other than Govt. sector such kind of clash over exam date is going to hurt the interest of unemployed youth. So, unemployed youth of the state can’t take chance to lose any opportunity to get employed.

There are 365 days in a year; I want to ask to the concern authority “How you could not find a day which does not coincide with each other’s exam?” And its first time in the history of recruitment, a call latter has been dispatch before form submission date is over (i.e 28/12/2012) which is a records in itself.

Therefore, I would like to request the concern Department’s to reschedule exam date accordingly for the convenient of aspirants by taking consent of each other for the greater interest of unemployed youth.  


Hage John

Mowb I




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