December 30


News Impact

Cash reward stands

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 yesterday.

A large number of students, including collegians studying out side the state joined the celebration.

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.


Donyi-Polo day

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.


Social service

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,” he said.

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 be delivered.



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

Prafulla Kaman

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 societies.

The Seren area is bordering to Simen chapori (Dhemaji) of Assam and located at vulnerable state border.

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 here today.

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)

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