ITANAGAR, Dec 29: 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
Collegian Nite celebrated
ITANAGAR, Dec 29: The collegians of East Kameng district comprising students from
All East Kameng Capital Complex Students’ Welfare Association (AEKCCSWA), West Kameng
Nyishi Students’ Welfare Association (WKNSWA) and Degree College Seppa celebrated
the XVIIIth Collegians Nite at Govt. Higher Secondary School auditorium, East Kameng
A large number of students, including collegians studying out side the state joined
Various literary events, like debate and extempore speech were organized on the occasion.
Nime Bacha and Tunghkiya Dolo stood first and second respectively in debate competition
and Prem Taku and Tajring Liyak secured the first and second position respectively
in extempore speech.
The event was attended by Anand Jokio, one of the top 5 Nyishi Idol finalist along
with other top 10 Nyishi idols, Boogie-Woogie team of East Kameng.
ITANAGAR, Dec 29: Like every year, the Donyi-Polo Day will be celebrated in a befitting
manner at Abo Tani Nibo Robo Donyi-Polo Zine Keku Dere at E-sector (near Kalibari),
Naharlagun on Dec 31. The celebration programme includes a morning prayer for universal
peace and well being of entire humanity. This was informed by founder of the Donyi-Polo
temple Gangam Kamsi in a release today.
Be firm in your own belief system: Sanjoy
ITANAGAR, Dec 29: One should be firm in his/her faith on one religion rather than
keep changing their religion, said MP Takam Sanjoy while addressing the believers
at the 5th mega Joint Christmas organized by Catholic Community of Chambang Area
at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Chambang in Kurung Kumey district on 25th Dec. Sanjoy
was citing the believers who keep changing their denomination in Christianity.
Various programme such as cultural, sports and prayers competition were showcased
to mark the mega joint Christmas celebration in which many Catholic believers under
Palin, Yangte, Gangte, Tarak -Lendi, Tali and Chambang took part.
Rev Dr. John Thomas the Bishop of Itanagar in his speech pointed out violence and
bandh in the state and said that love, peace & tranquility should be prevailed in
the society. Palin MLA Takam Tagar and Arunachal Christian Forum president Khoda
Apik also wished people for love, peace and prosperity to Christian community in
particular and the state as a whole.
BSNL service disrupted
ITANAGAR, Dec 29: The BSNL landline numbers 0360-2212263 (Enquiry) and 0360-2212761
(Office) of the Ramakrishna Mission Hospital have been affected by the on-going road
widening works and both the telephone numbers have gone dead and are non-functional.
Two temporary WLL numbers have been allotted in place of the above numbers. General
public can now contact the hospital on 2005050 (Enquiry) and 2005051 (Office), according
to hospital source.
AALO, Dec 29: In a noble gesture, the officers, officials and other inhabitants
of Darka village residing at Aalo township carried out a mass social service in and
around the District Hospital, Aalo today. All the housewives along with their spouses
rendered labours during the day-long social service. DIPRO
Replace old bailey bridge: Society
ITANAGAR, Dec 29: The Ramle Bangoo Welfare Society (RBWS) has appealed to the PWD
to replace the old bailey bridge constructed over rivers Tene and Doge way back in
1989-90. The old and fragile bridge needs to be replaced to avoid any unfortunate
incident, the society said.
167 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Over 700 fake ILPs detected
DA to carryout checking drive
ITANAGAR, Dec 29: A large number of fake inner line permits (ILPs) have been detected
and recovered by Banderdewa Police with help of CRPF at Banderdewa check gate.
According to police, a total of 703 fake ILPs, both permanent and temporary, using
the seal and stamp with forged signature of issuing authority of Deputy Commissioner,
Itanagar Capital Complex, Deputy Commissioner, Yupia Papum Pare and Under Secretary
(political), Govt of Arunachal, Itanagar were detected and seized by Banderdewa Police
led by OC Banderdewa Police Station SI K Dev.
Two persons, namely Md Abul Kalam and Abdul Kasam of Fatehpur under Bihpuria Police
station, Lakhimpur, Assam have been arrested in this connection and later they were
produced before Chief Judicial Magistrate, Itanagar CapitaL Complex, Itanagar. Both
the persons have been remanded to four days police custody for further investigation.
A massive search operation has been launched to detect more fake ILPs in Capital
Complex as well as to nab other culprits involved in making and sale of fake ILPs.
“Any person found with fake ILPs in the Capital Complex Itanagar will be dealt strictly
as per law”.
Superintendent of Police (City) Surendra Kumar informed that two persons, namely
Md Hananuddin and Md Abu Hanifa have already been arrested from Assam by Banderdewa
Police in connection with Banderdewa PS case no 04/2011 u/s 468/471/473/34 IPC and
PS case no 17/2011 u/s 468/471/473 IPC for making and selling fake ILPs.
Meanwhile, District Magistrate, Itanagar Capital Complex, in a release informed that
a massive drive against people residing in Capital Complex without having ILP and
sale of banned products, like gutkha, plastic carry bags and sale of liquor by non-licensed
shops would be carried out in Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas
on January 8, 2013 from 8 am to 4 pm. The DM has instructed the City SP to provide
all assistance to the respective magistrate assigned for the checking drive.
Tuki, APMCC mourn death of rape victim
ITANAGAR, Dec 29: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki joined the nation in mourning the death
of 23-year old medical student, the gang-rape victim whose assault in New Delhi has
rocked the entire nation.
In a statement this evening, Tuki said the news came as a shock as the whole country
was praying for her recovery.
“This is really saddening. My heart goes out for the brave girl and her family members,
particularly the parents who had pinned high hopes on her like in every family,”
Echoing millions, including President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Dr Manmohan
Singh, Tuki reiterated that her death should not go in vain.
“Let this be a wake-up moment for all of us. Let us resolve to make a better society
where women share equal rights and respect,” he said. The Chief Minister, in explicit
terms, also condemned the crime committed by the six men now in police custody. He
called for exemplary punishment to the accused and extended his support for stricter
laws for crimes committed against women.
As the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Tuki vowed that similar incidents that
violate the rights of women or their modesty will not be tolerated in his state.
“We will not tolerate any crime – petty or major – against women in our state. Any
women related offence will be dealt under stringent laws and offenders will not be
spared in any case,” he added in the statement.
Joining with the rest of the nation in mourning over the death of Delhi gang rape
victim, Arunachal Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee expressed its shock at death
of the victim at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore today. APMCC praised the courage
of poor girl who was fighting for life after gruesome rape in running bus in Delhi
recently. In its condolence message, Pradesh Congress Mahila committee said that
stringent punishment should be given to culprits involved in rape and justice should
One charred to death in fire mishap
PASIGHAT, Dec 29: Tokom Koyu of Koyu village under East Siang district was burnt
to death in a massive house-fire which broke out at around 1.30 am today morning.
Reportedly, neighbors rushed to the scene by braving the chill weather to douse the
blaze but failed to save the life and properties of Koyu. The devastating fire destroyed
all household items including other properties and body of Koyu was found beyond
recognition. Koyu, 78, is survived by his three sons and one daughter.
Meanwhile, local MLA Tako Dabii expressed deep shock over the tragic demise of Koyu
and prayed to almighty to rest his soul in eternal peace and give strength to the
bereaved family members to bear the loss.
On receiving information, Deputy Commissioner RK Mishra announced Rs. 2,000 as immediate
relief to the affected family. He directed the Koyu EAC to asses the losses enabling
the administration to forward the report to the government to extend all possible
help to the victims in future. He also informed that police launched investigation
to ascertain the actual cause of the fire.
BCC President Takir Kakki, ASM Jiryum Kakki along with OC Nari today visited the
spot and took stock of the situation.
Meanwhile, Ramle Banggo Welfare Society has deeply mourned the sad demise of Tokom
and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
Tokom was loved and appreciated by all for his simplicity and generous nature, RBWS
said in a condolence message and conveyed its heartfelt condolence to the bereaved
family to bear the irreparable loss.
RBWS appealed to the district administration and the state government to provide
ex-gratia relief to the victim’s family.
Dabii calls for peaceful co-existence in boundary area
NARI, Dec 29: Nari-Koyu MLA and Chief Minister’s adviser for Political Affairs, Tako
Dabii today called upon the state governments of both Arunachal Pradesh and Assam
to put priority on development of surface communication at boundary area and exhorted
the people of both sides to maintain a cordial relation to ensure peaceful co-existence.
Addressing a public meeting at Seren village community hall today, Dabii urged the
people to maintain their age-old relationship with Assam and communal harmony for
overall development of the two neighbouring states. He said that economic development
of a particular area depends upon the surface communication and proper use of the
natural resources. According to him, both the states have equal responsibility to
restrain peace and tranquility along the border.
“The confrontation like communal tension at the boundary area should be solved through
proper negotiation. A strong peace committee with the prominent community leaders
from both states should be constituted for taking up the sensitive issues. Communal
harmony should be restrained for overall development of the two neighbouring states”,
Dabii, who earlier served the state as Home Minister said in his address.
The MLA suggested the local youths to refrain from evil practices of easy earning
and other immoral thinking to enlighten his future. He laid stress on quality education
for "intellectual development" of the growing students. Dabii, who claimed himself
as one of the “Mr Clean-man” emphasized on judicious use of development funds granted
under various government heads.
“Moral character of a leader influences the growing youths of the society. Development
is not count on intensity of funding but it is dependent on proper utilization. I
oppose beggary practice adopted by the sectional leaders as donation and easy earning
never promote economic status of an individual. Such unhealthy practice is hindering
development in Arunachal, which I have been opposing for the years”, Dabii asserted.
Claiming that Nari-Koyu is most developed area in the state, Dabii urged the panchayat
leaders to determine the factors that are hindering rural development. He further
exhorted the local youths to shoulder moral responsibility for transformation of
The Seren area is bordering to Simen chapori (Dhemaji) of Assam and located at vulnerable
MLA Dabii is on a whirlpool tour of his constituency. He visited remote villages
at Koyu, Kora and Seren circles during the last fortnight and opened the community
halls and school buildings constructed with his LAD fund. He distributed some food
items among the old-aged villagers.
APB&OCWWB empowers labour class
TAWANG, Dec 29: Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Construction Workers Welfare Board
(APB&OCWWB), Tawang organized a one day free Medical Camp at remote Zemithang village
Darung Ojing, Labour Commissioner cum Secretary APB&OCWWB inaugurated the health
camp which witnessed enthusiastic participation from even the furthest villages like
Lumpo situated right beside Indo – China Border.
The medical camp was organized not only to provide basic medical facilities to the
labourers of those far-flung villages of Zemithang Circle but also to educate and
empower them regarding the benefits extended by the GoAP to the skilled and unskilled
workers registered under APB&OCWWB.
Free medicine and health check up were provided to more than 200 villagers, of whom
a majority makes a living by working as labourers in local Construction firms and
Border Road Organization (BRO).
Speaking to the Registering Officer Tawang informed that any worker who is above
the age of 18 years but has not completed 60 years and has been engaged in building
or any other construction works for not less than 90 days during the proceeding 12
months, however who is not enrolled in any welfare fund is eligible for registration
in the Board beneficiary by paying an initial registration fee of Rs. 25. And subsequently
the registered worker has to contribute a negligible sum of Rs 20 per month towards
the fund to avail various benefits such as Housing Loan of Rs. 50,000, Maternity
Assistance, Life Cover, Funeral Assistance and Disability Pension of Rs. 150 per
month. In order to cater the very basic need of labourers the Board also provides
benefit such as Tool Advance and Medical Assistance of Rs. 5,000 each and Education
Assistance of Rs. 50,000 and etc. CO Zemithang, Labour Union President, Panchayat
members, Senior Medical Officer Lumla and a Doctor from Bhiwara Energy Ltd attended
and assisted in successful conduct of the health camp along with the officers of
APB&OCWWB. (By Nima Khenrab)