ITANAGAR, Dec 9: Officials from the US Consulate General, Kolkata will be visiting
the state capital tomorrow (December 10) to provide information on US visa procedures.
The visiting Consular team will host public information sessions on the requirements
to apply for US visas. The sessions to be held at National Institute of Technology
(NIT), Yupia at 11.15 am will cover non-immigrant tourist, business, student, and
exchange visitor visas. Attendees will learn who is eligible for nonimmigrant visas
to the United States and receive information about application procedures.
APPSU demands action against encroachment
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: All Papum Poma Students Union (APPSU) has condemned the reported
encroachment of Arunachal territory by Assam people under Tarasso circle in Papum
Alleging that the state Govt has failed to check the illegal encroachment, the Union,
however, demands immediate evacuation of encroachers from the area and provide sufficient
police personnel till normalcy returns.
Training on rodent management
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: More than 30 farmers participated in a day-long training programme
on rodent management held at Jajing Tapo village of Mengio circle on December 5 last.
A detailed presentation on rodent control and various stages of rodent control measures
were demonstrated in the programme.
Zinc phosphide and Truble gum were distributed free of us to the participants.
Sponsored by project director, Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA), Yupia,
the training was coordinated by ADO Mengio.
APB&OCWWB conducts awareness camp
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: In a bid to create awareness among the workers on how to avail various
benefits under Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Construction Workers Welfare Board
(APB&OCWWB), a one-day awareness camp-cum-spot registration camp was conducted by
the Board at Bhalukpong yesterday.
The day-long programme was attended by AAPWU leaders, district labour officer and
registering officer besides APB&OCWWB officials. As part of the programme, the members
distributed school kits to the children of registered workers.
Hunting and fishing banned in Tassar village
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: The Sree Abu Welfare Society has prohibited hunting and fishing
in Tassar village under Palin circle of Kurung Kumey district.
In a memorandum to the ADC Pania, it also banned collection of raw materials within
the area falling under new PMGSY road.
If anyone found violating the rules of hunting and fishing a sum of Rs 50,000 will
be imposed and the violators are liable to get punish under Wildlife Act, it added.
FCI godown in Kurung Kumey demanded
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: The All Kurung Kumey District Youth Organization has called for
setting up of FCI godown in the district.
The road connectivity of the district is in good shape as far as the transportation
of food supply is concerned. So why not Kurung Kumey have its own FCI godown?, it
said urging the DC and DSO to look into the matter.
ASPYYWA calls on local MLA
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: The All Shahrijo, Pobo and Yitor Youth Welfare Association (ASPYYWA)
has reminded local MLA cum parliamentary secretary health & family welfare and food
& civil supply of his commitment during his visit to the area for the construction
of two steel bridges enroute Yitor and Pobo village in Upper Subansiri district.
In a memorandum submitted to the parliamentary secretary, it also reminded about
opening of a primary school at Yitor village, construction of road upto Silo-Rijo
from Yitor village under the ongoing BRTF road project between Mite to Jigi and construction
of CC footpath from Silo-Rijo to Yitor and asked to allocate fund under SPA or TFC
or FDR or MLA LAD in the upcoming financial session.
It also demanded for construction of its youth office at Pobo village.
Society urges not to grant bail to the accused
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: The Ramle Banggo Welfare Society has called for not granting bail
to the one of the accused in Samuel Koyu murder case who has reportedly moved the
high court for bail.
In a release, it felt that granting of bail to the accused will amount to hurting
the sentiment of the deceased’s family.
The accused person is one of the most wanted criminal in Assam, it said.
In its release, it also urged upon the concerned authority to accord sanction for
early construction of kitchen in the boys hostel of Govt. Higher Secondary School,
Telam, saying that the boys hostel do not have a proper kitchen for the last one
IMC councilor feels left out
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: The Itanagar Municipal Council (IMC), Councilor, ward no. 2, Tatung
Tania has expressed disappointment that the state government has left out IMC from
the decision of setting up of flats for senior government officers here.
In a release, he said, the project falls under the jurisdiction of Itanagar Municipality
ward no.2. and as a grass root level leader of the area, any kind of development
work/project may be consulted to me as the elected representative of ward no.2.
Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh has a tendency of avoiding and taking guidance of the
local body while undertaking such project and there has always been some vested interest
and corruption involved with such big project, he alleged.
The concern department is advised to inform the local body leader while implementing
such schemes, he further added in the release.
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: The Adi Baptist Bane Kebang (ABBK) was held at Mission Centre, Midland,
Roing, in Lower Dibang Valley district on December 5 last with participation of leaders
from Upper Siang, East Siang and Lower Dibang Valley.
Regional Secretary, ABBK, Rev Dana Pertin urged all the participants to reorganize
and make the Kebang stronger.
Advent Christmas Celebrated
ITANAGAR, Dec 09: Apatani Baptist Association Youth Department (ABAYD) celebrated
its annual Advent Christmas with the theme “Come let us adore him” at Immanuel Baptist
Church on December 7.
Attending the celebration as Speaker, Arunachal Christian Forum (ACF) president Toko
Teki spoke in details about forgiveness saying that finding forgiveness for someone
who deeply hurt you may be hard to do. But we must learn to forgive just as Jesus
forgave us. He also appealed to the Christian brethren to follow the teachings of
Jesus Christ to promote communal harmony.
Rev Tage Donyi, Executive Secretary, Apatani Baptist Association (ABA), Pastor Tallo
Apa, Mission Secretary, ABA, Nending Ommo, president, ABA and youths of ABA attended
Colourful and rhythmic dances and melodious solos and choir singings enthralled the
Seminar on personality development held
ITANAGAR, Dec 09: Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar and Vivekananda Study Circle
(VSC), Naharlagun jointly organized a seminar on personality development for the
school students with the theme “Shape your Personality” at Good Shepherd Public School
The resource persons for the seminar Prof. Sumita Roy, Chairperson BOS, Department
of English, Director, Osmania University Centre for International Programmes, Advanced
Centre for American Studies and Canadian Studies, Osmania University, Hyderabad dwelt
on topics like Indian traditional values, self discipline, self-confidence, time
management, overcoming anger to name a few.
Rev. Swami Vedvidyananda from RK Mission Hospital, Itanagar and Chandrima Roy, Railway
Advisor, Indian High Commission, Bangladesh, Dhaka was also present on the occasion.
The programme was organized as part of the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda
and also attended by students and teachers of Oju Mission School.
ITANAGAR, Dec 09: The All Lutheran Churches of Arunachal Pradesh cum Foundation
Ceremony of Trinity Prayer Center had celebrated pre-Christmas at Niya Colony Banderdewa
in a befitting manner on Sunday. Attending the occasion Parliamentary Secretary for
Planning Nabam Rebia laid foundation stone of Trinity Prayer Centre. He further called
upon the gathering to be true believer of Jesus Christ. Hundreds of believers were
present during the celebration.
Experts call for holistic river basin management
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: Hydrological experts from Arunachal Pradesh and Assam today advocated
a holistic and integrated river basin plan and management of water resources between
both the states to mitigate recurring flood and erosion problem.
Majority of the participants in a day-long workshop on “Integrated river basin management
for mitigation of flood and disasters in inter-state rivers of Arunachal Pradesh
and Assam: Perspective in the context of climate change”, have suggested a joint
effort to get rid of the burgeoning problem haunting both the states since long.
While Arunachal loss an estimated 668.28 million tons of agriculturally useful topsoil
annually due to erosion, the loss in neighbouring Assam amounts to 4,25,900 hectares
in the past 66 years (1954-2010), the experts revealed.
Moreover, the experts felt that China’s intervention in the upper reaches of the
Brahmaputra River by constructing dams was a major cause of concern for both the
“Brahmaputra is most susceptible to reduction of flow thereby threatening food security
to around 26 million people,” commented Partha J Das of Assam-based NGO Aaranyak.
Flood and erosion problems in the river catchments of Assam and Arunachal need to
be considered in the disaster risk mitigation framework at catchment level and treated
as part of a larger integrated river basin management plan, Das said.
“Assam and Arunachal should start collaborative initiatives to study the water induced
hazards from the basin management perspectives, prepare basin level plans and start
concrete and appropriate actions and interventions for basin level management of
rivers through an inter-state cooperation mechanism as well as integrated mitigation
of flood and erosion problem,” he added.
“Erosion in Arunachal creates flood problem for Assam because of sediment deposition
on Brahmaputra river bed,” L Angu, chief engineer of Arunachal’s Water Resource Department
He suggested undertaking flood plain zoning and a paradigm shift in flood management
between both the states.
“The need of the hour is for an integrated river basin management approach which
is environmentally conducive with appropriate institutional mechanism properly fused
with the traditional culture of the region,” Angu pointed out.
Arunachal Pradesh WRD secretary G Ete suggested proper flood forecasting and flood
warning mechanism along with relief and rehabilitation package to mitigate flood
problem in the region.
Ete rued that despite the existence of Brahmaputra Board in Assam, it failed to live
up to expectations.
Referring to the Chinese intervention on the Brahmaputra, Ete disclosed that the
matter had already been referred to the union Water Resources ministry for taking
up at the right platform.
"In order to tackle the flood problem in Assam, Arunachal should construct storage
dams in all major rivers," Ete added.
Stating that China's pressure has increased with 50 per cent of the Brahmaputra basin
falling in that country, professor Chandan Mahanta from IIT Guwahati stressed on
the need for evolving an integrated mechanism for mutual benefits of both Arunachal
Arunachal's Land Management secretary Belatee Pertin while calling for a holistic
approach for mitigation of flood and erosion problem in both the states, urged both
the state governments to shed political difference and to sit together for a solution.
"We need to ponder on the crux of the problem and to find out a solution through
sharing of knowledge, expertise and rational government policy between Assam and
Arunachal backed by strong political will," Pertin suggested.
On China's move to build several dams over Brahmaputra, Pertin blamed the Centre
for its lackadaisical attitude on the issue and opposed big dams in the state saying
that such dams could have catastrophic affect.
The workshop, organised by Aaranyak and Arunachal Citizen Rights, was supported by
New Delhi based India Water Partnership and Nepal based International Centre for
Integrated Mountain Development. PTI
I was instigated to defame the image of a daily: AAPYF president
Allegation totally baseless: Akung Welly
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: In a shocking revelation All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Forum (AAPYF)
President Tadar Attu today claimed that Health & Family Welfare Minister Atum Welly
and his associate Sanjeev Tana were behind the defamatory allegations leveled by
him against Chopa Cheda, Editor cum Publisher of The Arunachal Pioneer on 24th October
2013 which was submitted to the deputy commissioner Capital Complex Itanagar demanding
for closing down of the said publication.
AAPYF President disclosed this at a press conference held today at Press Club here
while apologizing Cheda through confessional statement that he admitted before Judicial
Magistrate Second Class Itanagar Capital Complex. He further claimed that the minister
has offered work order amounting Rs 30 lakhs under National Rural Health Mission
(NHRM) as reward for this assignment.
“Whatever I did to initiate the complaint was as per the instigation made by Atum
Welly for which he committed me to provide a sum of Rs 30 Lakhs under NHRM,” claims
He also alleged that entire memorandum copy was not drafted by himself rather by
one Sanjeev Tana. Attu further admitted that he was misled and misused by minister
and his worker for their personal benefits.
Condemning the incident former AAPSU leader Hawa Bagang who accompanied Tadar Attu
at press conference said that allegation against Cheda was purely a character assassination
of The Arunachal Pioneer with ulterior motive to malign Cheda’s reputation. He
appealed to all ministers of Arunachal not to misuse and misguide the youths of the
state for their personal interest.
The Arunachal Pioneer Editor cum Publisher Chopa Cheda who is also president of Arunachal
Press Club (APC) in a written statement expressed his shock saying that he was being
victimized with the false allegation. He further said that shameful allegation has
not only tarnished his individual reputation but collectively faded the image of
his entire staffs and credibility of the publication. He also expressed apprehension
that false allegation will create negative impact on readers and he added that readers
may point finger at media if such kind of baseless allegation continues.
Meanwhile, reacting to the allegation leveled, Akung Welly, the son of health minister
in a written statement claims that it is totally baseless allegation and politically
motivated one. He informed that at present his father is at his home constituency
because of which he is clarifying on his behalf. “Every time my father heads to his
assembly constituency for campaigning such allegation crops up from nowhere. The
person leveling allegation very well knows that he will be busy touring interior
area and therefore will not be able to clarify it. This is really fishy,” stated
Akung. He went on to add, “My father had never tried to tarnish image of Chopa Cheda,
editor cum publisher of Arunachal Pioneer. Please give us clear proof of his involvement,
how and which way he tried to defame him? How can people trust just by listening
to one sided story narrated by Tadar Attu?” He also added that if one go by the claim
of Tadar that everything was done after he was offered incentive by my father, similarly
who knows Attu might be leveling allegation against my father for money.
Miscreants burn down documents on electoral roll revision
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: In a shocking incident the document related to electoral roll revision
of Kurung Kumey was burnt down by miscreants at Hawa Camp near Kimin town. As per
the report, the vehicle carrying documents was on its way to Itanagar from Koloriang.
At Hawa Camp around 1 PM in the afternoon a group of miscreant intercepted the vehicle
and allegedly burnt down the documents.
Reportedly some police personnel had accompanied the vehicle but they were outnumbered
An FIR has been lodged at Kimin police station and matter is reportedly under the
investigation. Meanwhile a government officer of Kurung Kumey has expressed shock
over the incident. “After so much difficulty we managed to complete the electoral
revision. It was traumatizing experience for the entire officer involved in the electoral
revision exercise. We don’t want to go through same phase. We request Election Commission
to hold revision exercise in Itanagar under the supervision of Election Commission
member. We don’t want to go back,” stated an officer who did not wished to be named.
Newly recruited TOIs urged to work with dedication
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: Tourism Minister Pema Khandu today exhorted the newly appointed
tourist information officers (TIOs) to work dedicatedly with the knowledge they are
gaining from the training programme. He was addressing the inaugural function of
the first phase of 3-days orientation training programme for the newly appointed
(TIOs) at Conference Hall of Directorate of Tourism here.
Despite pressures from various quarters, the Department had decided to recruit the
Tourism Officers through competitive examination with a view to induct talented and
deserving youths to promote tourism to a higher level, he said. Pema hoped that
they (TIOs) will meet the expectation of the department of a dedicated, devoted and
P D Sona, Parliamentary Secretary (Tourism), hoped that being new graduates, the
young officers will infuse new ideas into the department and expected that they would
provide necessary feedbacks to the department so that the authorities can take decision
for the enhanced performance of the department in the overall interest of tourism
promotion in Arunachal Pradesh.
The Secretary Tourism, Sonam Chombay while expressing happiness on the induction
of new brand of young and dynamic officers, explained that the Department, with advice
of Minister (Tourism) and Parliamentary Secretary (Tourism) had decided to ensure
proper training to young officers before putting them in job.
Earlier, Tourism director Taru Talo highlighted the series of training programme
chalked out for the newly appointed TIOs.
The first phase of 3-days orientation training programme, being organised to introduce
newly recruited TIOs on various subjects dealt with in the department, will be followed
by 10- days training on public relation, communication skill strategies, marketing,
integrated quality management, tourist behaviour concept etc. at "Indian Institute
of Travel & Tourism Management" (IITTM), Noida from Dec 20 to 29. Finally, they
will be undergoing training on various office procedures, establishment matters,
financial matters, Inter personal tourism matters, work culture etc at Administrative
Training Institute (ATI), Naharlagun.
The function was attended by all the officers of Tourism Department, besides the
newly appointed Tourist Information Officers.
Consumer Awareness campaign held
YUPIA, Dec 9: A day-long Consumer Awareness Campaign was conducted at ZPC Conference
Hall, Yupia today.
The Programme was organized by the Department of Legal Metrology and Consumer Affairs,
Papum Pare District Unit.
Addressing the meeting, Zilla Parishad Member Tana Puna Tara called for proper implementation
of Consumer Acts. He suggested that the Legal Metrology and Consumer Affairs being
the Nodal Department to implement the amended Acts and Rules for cause of common
consumers must also conduct surprise inspection to control the unfair trade practices
by some unscrupulous traders in transaction of goods and services.
He further appealed the traders to abide by the provisions of Acts and Rules which
are being enforced by the Department concern which protect the consumers so that
common people can have their consumer rights. He further suggested one and all to
acquire more knowledge about rights and duties of consumer and also know about their
responsibilities with Dos and Donts to avail natural justice through the provisions.
He requested the Department of Legal Metrology and Consumer Affairs, Govt of Arunachal
Pradesh to ensure food grain distribution point especially FCI outlet Godown to deliver
the food grains and levy sugar through proper weigh before delivery to FPS retailer
outlet for the ultimate consumer.
He expressed his satisfaction to the Legal Department of Legal Metrology and Consumer
Affairs, Papum Pare District Unit for organizing such awareness campaign programme
on consumer rights and duties.
District Medical Officer Dr.S. Ronya in his speech appealed all consumers as well
as trading communities to cooperate with the department of Legal Metrology and Consumers
affairs so that there is consumer friendly atmosphere in the market. He also appreciated
the department for conducting such consumer awareness campaign in Papum Pare District
and advised the Panchayat and Gaon Buras to share their information gathered through
the programme on consumer awareness at their local level so that more and more people
can be made aware of their rights as consumer.
Additional Deputy Commissioner B.J. Duia stressed on maintaining self awareness and
alertness on rights and duties as a consumer to know and protect oneself from any
kind of malpractices by the service providers. He called upon the PRI members and
GBs to play proactive role in proper checking and streamlining the mechanism of market
control system in their respective jurisdiction with the help of Legal Metrology
and Consumers Affairs department and district administration.
Resource Person of the day Supriyo Chakraborty explained about the consumer rights
under the provisions of Consumer Protection Act 1986. He said that every consumer
has right with dos and don’ts and their responsibility as a consumer. He made brief
report of consumer cases decided under the President of District Consumer Dispute
Redressal Forum, State Commission and National Commission. He appealed every citizen
to support and cooperate to foster the consumer protection movement to protect and
promote the interest of Common consumers.
Consumers have to be aware about the quality and potency of products or services
for which they are paying for. Further, he stressed consumers to be more responsible
in exercising those rights as a consumer.
ASM Chairperson Techi Kaha and Arunachal Pradesh Gaon Bura Welfare Association President
Gaon Bura Nabam Epo also spoke on the occasion and appreciated the Legal Metrology
and Consumer Affairs Department, Ziro for organizing such awareness campaign programme
at Yupia. Both appealed the department to continue to organize such awareness programme
at block levels which will be more beneficial for the ignorant consumers at grass
Earlier, Taba Tabin, Inspector LM&CA, Itanagar expressed that the consumer awareness
campaign will prove beneficial for all the participants including officers, staffs,
Panchayat leaders, Bazar Welfare Committee, traders and public of the Yupia. He also
requested all the traders to keep in mind that every person is consumer in one way
or other way, and as service provider they must make effort to build up trust and
confidence among its consumers.
Later he demonstrated how common consumer can be saved or protected from deceiving
through unfair trade practices by unscrupulous traders on LPG cylinder, MRPs, packaged
commodities, consumer rights etc.
Inspector, LM&CA, Naharlagun Likha Yach Debia also demonstrated how to identify the
unscrupulous traders with weights and measures from deceiving tactics through packaged
commodities in the market area.
In a brief interactive session, common issues pertaining to goods and services transaction
within the area were discussed and explained by the LM& CA officers.
During the daylong programme consumer related item like banners, booklets and pamphlets
were displayed distributed for consumer awareness. DIPRO
Comprehensive youth policy the need of the hour: PPA
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: Advancement of a nation is measured in term of its youth power,
said PPA president Nikh Kamin. Addressing the youth wing of the party in Naharlagun
Party office, Kamin blamed the ruling Congress for, what it said, the multifarious
problems faced by the present day youths of the state.
“Even after four decades of continuous rule, the myopic leadership in the State failed
to enact a holistic policy on youth taking into consideration their emotional psychological,
economic, social and cultural needs, the Party said adding if the regional party
comes to power in 2014 Parliament and Assembly election, the Party shall ensure enactment
of a pragmatic and visionary policy for youth with emphasis on health education and
Addressing the youth Laeta Umbrey the PPA legislator stated that at present, the
youth power is wrongly channelized to take up arms and resorting to unwanted activities.
The massive involvement of youth in drugs, alcoholism and other anti-social activities
like gambling, extortion, rape, burglary etc have taken a very serious proportion.
The huge unemployment problems with few jobs in Government sector being fixed for
fortunate few, the ever widening generation gap between the old value system and
the new, the cultural lag especially amongst the rural youth are some vital concerns
before every thinking Arunachalees. The large scale migration of youth from rural
to urban areas of their district and State Capitals in search of better living and
job prospects have almost created a desert like situation in the villages with only
children and aged population. The shrinking of opportunities and Government supply
and contract works with all major works already fixed through MoU/MoA routes. The
near total absence of industries and factories to absorb the educated youth force,
the sealing of the traditional border trade routes via China for security reason
have further deprived the Arunachalee youths to shine in mercantile activities, the
What is needed at the moment is comprehensive policy package with inputs drawn from
the successful experiences of some advanced countries and some advanced states of
India. The setting up of State Youth Commission that will deal with the problems
of the youth and make annual recommendations to the State Government will go long
way in true realization of the Youth power in the state. The Regional Party if comes
to the power, shall ensure creation of tribe wise and District wise data bank reflecting
clearly the Economic and educational Status of the Youths and ensure at least 10
per cent of the state’s annual budget for the welfare of the youth. The Party also
proposed to set up a separate deptartment for youth affairs by bifurcating the existing
Dept. of sports and Youth affairs and grant adequate man power and resources to give
the maximum output.
BJP teams leave for U/Siang, E/Kameng on 4th leg of visit
ITANAGAR, Dec 09: The state BJP team led by party’s national general secretary Tapir
Gao and state president Tai Tagak left for Upper Siang on fourth leg of the team’s
‘Sarhad Ko Pranam Yatra.
The team will visit international border with China in the districts and pay homage
to martyrs, who laid down their lives while defending the mother land during the
During the tour the party will hold various programmes at Tuting, Gelling, Yinkiong
and a public meeting at Maryang on December 16.
The team will also collect iron tools for the statue of unity.
Another BJP team led by National Executive Member Kiren Rijiju and State General
Secretary BR Wage and State Vice President Tayek Goi has also left for East Kameng
district to gear up party activities in the district. The team will visit Seppa,
Bameng, Chayangtajo, Pakke Kessang and Seijosa and address the party cadres and workers.
Simultaneously, the team will collect iron tools for the ‘Status of Unity.’
Nyari Welly Memorial State level Women Football Tournament
CCSC, KK enter semis
ITANAGAR, Dec 09: Papum Pare defeated Lower Subansiri by solitary goal on the third
day of the 2nd Nyari Welly Memorial State level Women Football Tournament 2013 at
R G Stadium, Naharlagun today.
The all important goal for Papum Pare came in 34th minute through Tana Nimey which
ultimately turned out to be the match winner. Papum Pare lost 1-2 to Kurung Kumey
in their first match yesterday.
In another match of the day, Capital Complex SC drubbed East Kameng by 4-0 goal.
The scorers were Rosni Ramching (11th min, via penalty kick), Techi Amin (14th and
59th min) and Damnya Ropuk (68th min).
Though Kurung Kumey lost the match the team has qualified for semifinal along with
Capital Complex with better goal difference.
Lower Subansiri vs Kurung Kamey, 2 pm
School taekwondo team leaves for Chhattisgarh
ITANAGAR, Dec 09: Arunachal Pradesh (U-17 boys and girls) school taekwondo team left
here today for Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh to participate in the 59th National School
Taekwondo Games to be held there from December 13 to 17.
The team will be led by Tara Tagin, A/T, Govt. Upper Primary School, Nyorch, who
is also general secretary of Arunachal Taekwondo Association as Manager cum Coach
(Boys) and Bini Chukam, Govt. Secondary School, Balek as Coach (Girls). The team
is sponsored by the Directorate of School Education, GoAP.
Arunachal Taekwondo Association president Kipa Kaha and Sports Programmer of the
Directorate of School Education L. Sokun Singh wished the team good luck.
The team (Girls) : Goda Ana, Govt. Middle School, Naharlagun, Bidhya Yosung, KGBV,
East Siang, Bamang Ama, SLSA, Itanagar, Keni Ete, GHSS, Polo Colony, Naharlagun,
Yalak Taki, KGBV, East Siang, Pagbom Ngomdir, SLSA, Itanagar, Anju Lama, Govt. PUS
Dego, Nyalin Basar, VKV, Jirdin, Nyapi Ingo, RKM School, Aalo.
Tadar Taniang Govt College, Nyapin celebrates 1st annual college day
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: Tadar Taniang Government College, Nyapin celebrated its 1st Annual
College Day at Nyapin recently.
Addressing the college week celebration, ZPC Chairperson Sangha Tagik advised the
students to give utmost priority to their studies besides their participation in
ZPM Gyamar Deriang in her speech, stressed upon the need of a value-based education.
ADC, Tatdo Borang while congratulating the Principal, staff and students of the college
for the grand celebration, appealed the people to extend support to the college administration.
Earlier, Dr. Gindu Borang, Principal of the college emphasized upon the urgent need
to shift the college to a permanent site for its all round development.
Taming Kiokam, Secretary, Students’ Council also spoke on the occasion and submitted
a memorandum to the ZPC.
Amongst other ZPM Kipa Yasap also attended the function.
Later, The ZPC, ADC and ZPM distributed prizes to the respective winners of various
literary, cultural and games and sports event held during the college week celebration.
DC makes a trip to interior Lipin
PASIGHAT, Dec 9: East Siang District Deputy Commissioner In-charge Rajesh Panyang
visited remote Lipin village under Kora circle yesterday.
Panyang during his tour to inspected various developmental schemes that have been
approved or routed through his office.
While addressing a village level development meeting on the occasion, Panyang expressed
his happiness for the successful implementation of all the government schemes in
the interior village in spite of all odds. He exhorted the officials to work with
sincerity and dedication and stressed that villagers should always remain loyal to
the government and show honour and regards to the government official and GBs so
that there can be mutual understanding that will ultimately lead to the path of development
at all fronts.
The DC incharge advised the villagers to spread message of unity and brotherhood
and further advised to adopt modern method of cultivation for bumper harvesting which
ensures economic growth and prosperity. People should refrain from hunting and fishing
to protect wildlife and forest wealth. They should maintain proper health and hygiene
to make a disease-free society and parents should send their children to school regularly
and educate properly, he opined.
He handed over sports kits to the children to promote sports activities and personality
development on the day.
Responding to a memorandum regarding issue of 100 Pieces of CGI sheets for village
community hall, immediate posting of additional teacher and construction of teacher’s
quarter, Panyang assured to take up the issues with the appropriate authorities soon.
HGB Kardak Riba and ASM Yangam Riba presented a brief report on developments of the
Government officials, leaders, GBs, Anganwadi and ASHA workers were also present
on the occasion.
While returning to Pasighat, Panyang who is also DPDO took stock of ongoing constructions
of cultural ground and Panchayat Ghar at Kora and expressed satisfaction over the
Candlelight peace rally
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: The All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union (AAPWU), 12th Pakke-Kessang
Unit organised a candle light peace rally yesterday at Seijosa as a mark of tribute
and for peace to the departed souls who were killed in militant attack at Balijuri
and Boimara in 1995 and 2010 respectively.
The peace rally started from Darlong Secondary school and culminated at Upper Seijosa
Rostrum was participated by all section of people besides the school children including
the students from VKV. All the participants prayed for the peace of the departed
souls who lost their lives in both the incidents, according to a release issued
by AAPWU 12th Pakke-Kessang unit.
In November 19, 1995, the Bodo militants reportedly lobbed grenades and fire bullets
at an Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Bus at Balijuri in Assam (near Seijosa),
killing 8 passengers from Seijosa and Pakke Kessang and again in November 6, 2010
at Boimara 7 people were killed in broad daylight.
Delhi connections of Arunachal’s future: AAP and PPA
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: The spectacular victory of the Aam Admi Party (AAP) in the Delhi
Assembly polls is a seminal development in the history of Indian democracy. AAP may
not have garnered a majority to form a government of its own or emerge as the single
largest party, but its performance, and its importance, needs to be analysed in the
context of some crucial issues: corruption within, and resorted to by mainstream
political parties and the hatred for the same by common people, observed Laeta Umbrey,
MLA and Chief Ministerial Candidate, PPA 2014 Assembly Elections.
He further said that while the defeat of the Congress will certainly give the feudal
and corrupt party the delayed doses of humbleness, the success of the BJP is a mixed
result of NaMo effect and anti-incumbency.
That the AAP offered the Delhi electorates a choice between voting a ‘lesser evil’
and a new party built upon the credibility of a tested leader and their promise of
clean governance is the most important message. That established political parties
like Congress and BJP could not stop AAP is a clear indication that common people
are tired of the politics and governance offered by these parties. Such a spectacular
performance in the very first election it fought is nothing less than a revolution,
The delighted PPA chief ministerial candidate said that the Peoples’ Party of Arunachal
(PPA) receives the news of AAP’s victory with a glad heart. “It will give immense
support to the renewed PPA in its crusade against corrupt practices - both ethical
and legal, within their party and in their governance, of the national parties. It
will encourage the common people to be aware, raise their voice, and vote courageously,
where it is available, for parties who promise clean governance. The political culture
in Arunachal is to join hands with established political parties, like Congress and
BJP. The AAP victory is a message in loud and clear terms that common people need
not necessarily vote so called national parties, but explore the nest possible avenue
to elect and put up a clean government.”
The PPA renews it’s relation with the aspiration of the common people; offers a promise
of a clean corruption free government; to make judicious use of our natural resources
(hydropower and mining especially); make Arunachal the powerhouse of games and sports
in NE and in India while keeping the regional ethos of Arunachal intact, at this
auspicious hour of Indian democracy, Umbrey said in a statement.
AAPYO team visits Taraso circle
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: Reacting on the recent encroachment by Assam counterpart at Taraso
circle, Papumpare, All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organization headed by its President
Biri Joy visited Taraso headquarter today to get firsthand information on the grievances
of the he villagers and regarding recent encroachment issue.
During the visit, AAPYO team interacted with local denizens, PRI members, youths
on repeated disturbances by Assam counterparts on boundary issues. In its interaction
Gaon Burah, Taraso, Nabam Rongkchi informed that despite Supreme Court order and
visit of Local Boundery Committee constituted by Supreme Court on November 12 last
the Assam counterpart has tried to encroach the portion of land, which is not
acceptable by the peace loving people like us. He also claimed that the circle is
shortage of adequate Forest offices and Police personnel to evade any law and order
problems during any emergency.
Beside such amenities, the poor road condition is also a key problem, for the denizens
as the people have to cross Assam to reach the village which some time create fear-psychosis
amongst the denizens due to increasing anti-social elements added Rongkchi.
State government should take some serious resolution to solve the repeated boundary
issues with Assam, we have already appraised our grievances to the concerned authority
but no development has been seen so far beside assurance, said ASM, Taraso, Sardar
Techi Tara. The recent disturbance is a whistle for the state government, its is
the right time to make proper decision for the welfare of the people of the area,
Meanwhile, AAPYO team also visited Forest Office, Police station and Office of the
Circle Officer,Taraso. It its utter surprise AAPYO team claimed to have found that
there is no proper office for Forest and security personnel, only 22 Police personnel
with one ASI has been deputed in the area. Such few numbers of security personnel
with insufficient basic amenities is a serious concern during any mayhem on
border or other law and order problems, said President, AAPYO Biri Joy, while urging
for immediate posting of adequate security personnel and Forest personnel in the
He also urged the state government to bring out immediate resolution to the boundary
issue for the welfare of the villagers, while appealing for renovation of roads
of Circle head-quarter, Taraso which is in a dilapidated condition since may years
and also improvement in electricity and telephone facilities .
Tense situation is prevailing in Tarasso after hundreds of people from Assam were
found camping inside the Rajgar Ali under Balijan in Papum Pare district sinc last
few days. Among other, AAPYO General Secretary Hamu Taja, Vice-President, G Talar,
IPR secretary, R Pabho, Education Secretary, Taraso Circle Youth Association , Nabam
Taling accompanied the team.
Free health camp
TAWANG, Dec 9: The Community Health Center (CHC) of Jang in collaboration with the
India Army, 40 Mtn Bde conducted a free health camp with a noble idea to cater basic
medical facilities at the doorstep of the far flung villages like Thingbu and other
neighbouring villages. The village located about 13,000 feet above sea level and
50 kms away from the district headquarter is amongst one of the remotest villages
which has been made accessible recently by road under PMGSY scheme.
Free medicines for common ailments along with warm clothes and caps to protect the
villagers from the below sub-zero temperature were distributed to about 180 people.
Taking the opportunity, people from as far as Mago, the village bordering Indo-China
also avail the benefit.
The Medical Officer (MO) Rinchin Nima in presence of ADC Jang Dilip Chutia; ADC Tawang
Dr. Tariq Thomas and CO Thingbu Pemten spoke at length on health and hygiene. Both
the ADCs in appreciation, requested organizing of such health camps once in 3 months
in other inaccessible areas of Tawang district.
Assistant Engineer RWD Tawang, Gatling who was on a routine site inspection also
attended the medical camp. [Contributed by Nima Khenrab]
Arunachal Indie-Rock band nominated for VIMA award
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: The Arunachal Pradesh based Indie-Rock band “Yesterdrive” has been
nominated for Voice International Music Award (VIMA), Singapore recently for their
Indie song ‘Hold on’. The award ceremony will be held after closing of voting for
the coveted award till December 12. The voting will be done by online till December
12 and 30% of the marks for the prize will be obtained through voting and 70% by
global judges including media, music experts, celebrities and music enthusiasts from
all over the globe.
The voting can be done through only Twitter and Facebook by login into www.joota.com.
The five members band ‘Yesterdrive’ was formed on October 2013. The front man (vocalist)
of the band is Molie Lollen, who successfully sang the song ‘Hold on’. Lollen (Vocalist/Guiterist)
also sung the famous song ‘Kama Kama” of Monopoly Syndrome earlier.
Haggai Rongmei, the lead guitarist/vocal, Liem Ngadong, bassist, Sachin Sahi, drummer
and Kabir Jamatia, manager are other members of the band respectively.
Along with ‘Yesterdrive’, more than 25 other bands of the World are in fray for the
award in Best Rock Song category.
“We appeal all the people of Arunachal Pradesh to vote for us. So, that we can bring
pride for the state of Arunachal as well as for the nation”, said the band members.
Enrolment of bogus voters alleged
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: A public leader in a letter to Chief Electoral Officer, Itanagar
said that the Special Summary Revision of Photo E/Roll for the ensuing assembly
election was held at Pangin on two different occasions on November 6 and 15.
It said that on November 6 only 12 members were accepted for enrolment in the morning
session but the afternoon session was deferred to November 15 by E.R.O. Boleng after
receiving a complaint. On November 15 only 66 new applicants appeared before the
A.E.R.O. Pangin for hearing to enrol their names in the E/Roll. Out of 66 new applicants
only 32 applicants were found eligible to be registered as voters as per the guidelines
and norms of Electoral Registration.
Altogether, 44 applicants were found eligible to be registered as genuine electoral
out of 78 those who appeared on the hearing day i.e. on November 6 and 15.
But to the utter surprise of the public total acceptance list was shown as 91, whereas
total number of applicants appeared on both the day before the A.E.R.O. for enrolling
themselves as electoral were much less than the final accep¬tance list issued by
the A.E.R.O. Pangin, he alleged in his letter. Further, some of the new applicants
accepted by the officer were without any photo image and even some of them were not
present on the concern day for hearing, the letter said.
The leader appealed to the Chief Electoral Officer to immediately intervene into
the matter and direct the concerned AERO Pangin to delete bogus applicants and also
whose name were accepted without photo image on the hearing day.
Further, he appealed to the CEO to direct DERO, ERO, AERO of the concerned constituency
to scrutinize the E/Roll and delete the bogus names/applicants included in the electoral
roll of the constituency at earliest to maintain peace and tranquillity in the area.
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There is genuine anti-establishment wave
Just ahead of Lok Sabha polls, BJP yesterday handed a severe 4-0 drubbing to Congress
in the assembly elections by scoring landslide victories in Rajasthan and Madhya
Pradesh, holding on to power in Chhattisgarh and close to forming a government in
Delhi. The election results also saw fledging Aam Aadmi Party stunning major parties
in Delhi where its chief Arvind Kejriwal emerged the giant killer by defeating three-time
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit with a huge margin.
The election results of four states have given massive lift to the opposition parties
of Arunachal Pradesh. The Bharatiya Janata Party and regional player People's Party
of Arunachal (PPA) while reacting to election results expressed hope that Congress
will be voted out from Arunachal in days to come. The humiliating defeat of has sent
shock waves to ruling Congress party. The Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Vice-President
Rahul Gandhi has called for introspection following the defeat. It is hard to say
whether there is anti-Congress wave in the country but definitely there seems to
anti-establishment wave at present. There is a clear message for Congress party and
sooner they learn the more better it will be for them.
---- Readers Forum ----
Can PPA deliver?
The declaration of Laeta Umbrey as the Chief Ministerial Candidate of PPA under whose
leadership the party wants to fight the Lok Sabha and Assembly Elections is quite
wise and timely move, but the million dollar question is can the party deliver? Does
the party have a vision plan and the right team to penetrate into the hearts and
mind of the people who are addicted to high command based political culture of Delhi.
The PPA with almost no sound resource base like the Congress and BJP will have to
find few regional minded financers to meet the bare election requirements. With merging
of the TMC and NCP leaders into PPA the party certainly got a shot in its arm. The
intense infighting within Congress I leaders for the top job and also the cold war
within the two BJP MP candidates shall definitely help PPA to reap the benefits.
Although the party has been deprived of its popular Mithun symbol by the election
commission of India, the granting of maize as party symbol and exposure of the same
in 2009 Assembly elections and excellent performance of maize in recently concluded
Panchaiyati Raj Election are definitely confidence booster for the party. What is
required for the party is intense touring of every circle exposing the wrong doings
of the ruling party with emphasis on real power devolutions to the PRI leaders and
councilors, gross financial mismanagement and unimaginable debt liabilities, the
absolute Law and Order problems, illogic announcements and declaration of districts
and circle Head quarters, massive unemployment and regional imbalances, unplanned
and hasty mortgaging of ” State resources” to few capitalists and endless instances
of corruptions and nepotism by people in power and so on. The party further needs
to convince the people as to how the people of Sikkim and Nagaland have successfully
done away with the Congress regime and how the regional model of development could
bring more smiles and happiness. The initiative of PPA to root out political corruptions
by filing a petition for disqualification of defected legislators will bring miracle
and people might feel obliged to give its own regional party a change to rule for
at least tenure. The making of the PPA’s constitution as defection proof, forging
an alliance with more resourceful of a regional party neighbors like NPF, AGP and
SDF without compromising its territorial rights and cultural identity, are moves
in right direction. At the movement, the party is pressing all the right chords and
given the continuous weakening of the UPA-ii at the centre and instance dislike of
the 80% of the states religions minority towards Hindu fundamentalism and aggressive
nationalism of Narendra Modi will certainly help swaying of the voters from INC Camp
to the regional front. All said and done the revival of the Bakin, Tomo, and Oken
Iego’s PPA of 70s and 80s is looking optimistic and inevitable with the majority
of the educated youths and elites trying to find out its roots for better future.
Prof. T Nima
Learn something from election results of four state
Even though more results are yet to come but due to the BJP’s massive win in four
states, it has given big jolt to the Congress party. In addition, the surprise performance
of AAP (Aam Aadmi Party) in bringing down the Delhi’s three-time CM shows that when
people speaks, dirty leaders have no place to stand. I think our corrupted leaders
should learn some lessons that bad politics will lead them to nowhere. It will be
interesting to see whether these results will be the point of ignition of common
people’s power on refurbishing the democracy? Or will they will remain silent in
front of dirty politicians who keeps on playing indecipherable political sounds.
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