Help sought for Arunachalee students in Chennai
ITANAGAR, Dec 4: Following devastating floods in Chennai that have claimed many lives
and property, the Arunachal Students Union Tamil Nadu (ASUT) has sought help from
the state government for the affected Arunachalee students.
Also urging general public to come up with assistance for the students in Tamil Nadu,
it has opened a help desk. They may be contacted at phone numbers: 96002981142 (President)
and +919597924171 (General Secretary).
Let Arunachalees live in peace: ACS
ITANAGAR, Dec 4: The Arunachal Civil Society (ACS) has urged the Central government
to let the Arunachalees live in peace and not impose grant of citizenship to the
Chakma-Hajong refugees saying that the Supreme Court verdict has created unrest amongst
the populace of the state. In a release, it said that the Centre must find other
‘mechanical solutions’ without creating extra burden for the state government.
The ACS also sought intervention of MoS Kiren Rijiju on this vexed refugee issue.
Pre-pone the Assembly session: Orgs
ITANAGAR, Dec 4: The Joint Action Committee Arunachal Pradesh (JACAP), Arunachal
Tribal Union and Arunachal Pradesh United Youth Organization have requested the Governor
to immediately convene an Assembly session or pre-pone the already notified Assembly
session which will begin from Jan 14 to 18th next. In its representation to Governor,
the Organisations that the Assembly session be conducted in the second week of December
to enable to move impeachment motion against Speaker as sought by the BJP legislators
including two Independent MLAs and to resolve the ‘prolonged political deadlock.’
The representation further alleged that ‘taking advantage of political crisis, Chief
Minister and his coteries are siphoning off public money in order to save his chair.
His financial mismanagement has created unprecedented economic crisis in the state.’
Relief assistance provided to fire victims
ITANAGAR, Dec 4: Itanagar Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner Mige Kamki provided
Rs. 3800 each as an immediate relief to the victims of December two fire accident
at Sakey Colony behind Akashdeep, Ganga here.
The amount sanctioned under State Disaster Response Fund was distributed to the victims
on the spot by Marina Siram, CO, Itanagar.
One SPT and one OBT building of one Bamang Taro were devastated and properties reduced
to ashes. One RCC building of Bamang Rukpu was also partially damaged.
Altogether 17 families were living in the building, including the owners. No casualty
has been reported, informed Siram. DIPRO
Mothers informed about Ante-Natal Care, immunization
ITANAGAR, Dec 4: PHC Namtok Medical Officer in-charge, Dr. Om Pradhan informed new
mothers about the importance of Ante-Natal care, tetanus injection, consumption of
folic acid during early pregnancy followed by IFA (Iron & Folic acid), breast feeding,
immunization for children and birth spacing during a gathering of Mothers being organized
under National Health Mission (NHM) at PHC Namtok, Changlang on Thursday.
In all, 48 mothers attended the programme which aims at creating awareness among
women regarding safe delivery at hospitals besides, availing the healthcare facility
provided by Ministry of H&FW, GoI.
Group discussion and role play was also held during the programme. GPM Hapsam Youngja,
Namtok ASM Roikam Taikam and ASHAs from various villages of the district were also
‘Long absence of MLA
ITANAGAR, Dec 4: All Kra Daadi District Students Union (AKDDSU) appealed to Tali
MLA Markio Tado to come back to the state and focus on developmental activities.
AKDDSU in a release informed that the MLA has been absent since last three months
which has greatly hampered all developmental activities in his home constituency
where the villagers are still awaiting road connectivity.
Mobile phones and mosquito nets distributed to workers
ZIRO, Dec 4: Mobile phones and mosquito nets were distributed to the registered workers
of Lower Subansiri district today by the Chairman of Arunachal Pradesh Building &
Other Construction Workers Welfare Board Nyamar Karbak during an awareness program
held at Hong village. Speaking on the occasion, ZPM Niichi Punyo Paya urged the registered
workers to avail benefits extended by the workers’ board. Other PRI leaders also
appealed the workers to get themselves enrolled under the board to avail benefit.
PHE minister assures relief for Rongte Rite flood victims
ITANAGAR, Dec 4: PHE, WS and Disaster Management Minister Takam Pario has assured
to provide necessary relief for the flood victims of Rongte Rite Anchal segment.
The Minister assured this during a development meeting held at Amsuk Pinja under
Rongte Rite Anchal segment in Chambang circle of Kra-Daadi district on November 30
last. He also granted a sum of Rs 5 lakhs for the restoration of drinking water supply
system in the village which was damaged during last monsoon.
The minister, before the meeting, visited the new road cutting from Rongte to Korayar
via Amsuk Pinja and Rongte Rite to Sangchang.
Forum seeks early release of arrested women
ITANAGAR, Dec 4: Claiming that three Arunachalee women, who were earlier arrested
from Gohpur, Assam by Special Task Force on Nov 3 last, have been languishing in
Central Jail Lokhra, Guwahati, the Nyishi People Forum (NPF) today appealed the government
of Arunachal Pradesh to initiate steps to ensure early release of the said persons.
Since the trio has been shifted to the Central Jail in Guwahati allegedly without
any reason, the family of the arrested women, one of whom has a one and a half year-old
child, are anxious, claimed the Forum in its release and sought prompt action from
the state government.
World Disabled Day observed at Koloriang
ITANAGAR, Dec 4: World Disabled Day was observed yesterday at Koloriang, the headquarters
of Kurung Kumey district, organized by SSA District Mission. More than 500 students
from various blocks of the district participated in the programme.
The day-long event which began with a procession from Helipad ground to General ground
Koloriang also saw various sports events conducted for differently abled children
for which the prizes were also distributed later. The programme was also attended
by DC Mamata Riba, DPC SSA Langbia Rima, Deputy Director of ICDS TW Thungon, CDPO
Koloriang Ringu Kama and staffs from medical department, BRCCS and CRCCs.
Anjali wins silver at national
ITANAGAR, Dec 4: Anjali Sagro of Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy (SLSA) won a silver
medal in below 48 Kg weight category in the just concluded National Cadet and Junior
Judo Championships 2015 -16 at Vadodara, Gujarat.
She has been selected for the national camp organized by the Judo Federation of India.
A 11-member Judo team (six boys and four girls) including an official from Arunachal
Pradesh took part in the Championships. Meanwhile, Sports Authority of Arunachal
Gora Makik, Director Youth Affairs DK Diglow, Member Secretary (SSA) and President
AJA Ramesh Linggi and Secretary Tagru Magong have congratulated Anjali for bringing
laurels to the State by winning medals in the national championship.
CM accused of negligence towards TCL dists
ITANAGAR, Dec 4: The rebel MLAs from Tirap, Changlang and Longding (TCL) districts
currently camping in New Delhi claimed that the development activities have been
hampered in TCL districts not because of their absence but due to negligence of the
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and non-release of fund meant for those districts.
“We admire the statement of Tirap, Longding and Changlang District Student's Unions
requesting its elected representatives to work for their respective constituencies.
But development is possible only when there is flow of fund from the government through
a robust planning process by putting the Govt. machineries in place. Unfortunately,
our districts remained grossly neglected under the leadership of Nabam Tuki. Even
the additional Rs 15 Crore Budget which was budgeted for DoTCL has been retained
by the Chief Minister,” the eight MLAs from TCL districts said in a joint Press statement.
They further alleged that the Sainik School which was originally sanctioned for the
insurgency affected area of Tirap, Changlang and Longding and the Nursing College
under the Corporate Social Responsibilities Fund of the Ministry of Petroleum have
been proposed elsewhere in the state.
“Our districts are still regarded as punishment posting for Govt. officers and we
lack even the basic requirements such as teachers, doctors and other officers in
our districts,” they rued.
The also alleged large scale discrepancies in distribution of development fund under
Tuki regime. Chief Minister Tuki failed to fulfill even a single commitment out of
the heap of public announcement he made since 2011 onwards to the people of Tirap
Changlang and Longding. The districts were never paid the due attention by Tuki,”
alleged the press statement.
Though, away from our constituencies, we are in constant touch with our people and
aware of the issues concerning our people, they said, adding that “We on our part
are actively taking up development issues including the Chakma-Hajong issue of our
region with the Central leadership whom we are meeting here in Delhi. We are collectively
working for a more secured future and better developments of our backward districts
and the whole of Arunachal Pradesh. Our absence as pointed out by the student organizations
is in no way affecting the development process unless intentionally deprived by Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki in equitable allocation of development fund.”
Govt accords priority to economic growth of state: CM
ITANAGAR, Dec 4: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today inaugurated the office building
of Circle Officer, Sangdupota and upgradation of Govt Middle School to Govt Secondary
School at Byesernyelo in presence of large number of dignitaries including Govt
officers and panchayat leaders.
Addressing the huge gathering on the occasion Chief Minister said that his Govt
is focusing on all round development to accelerate the economic growth of the state
through various developmental schemes including road infrastructure, skill development,
tea and rubber plantations and other welfare activities.
Calling Sangdupota circle as one of the most beautiful places in Papum Pare district
with huge potential for tourism activities Tuki called upon the people to create
tourism friendly atmosphere to attract domestic as well as foreign tourists.
Reiterating that state government has accorded top priority in development of road
infrastructure and communication facilities, Tuki informed that road from Itanagar-Jote
and Sangdupota which falls under State Highways will be made double lane as many
more important institutions and projects are being established in the area. He opined
that in days to come life of local populace will also change with changing time.
He also requested the people to create development friendly atmosphere and to constantly
monitor the quality of road construction and other development activities and judicious
utilization of fund. He also announced that a new Community Development Block will
be created for Sangdupota circle.
Speaker Legislative Assembly cum local MLA Nabam Rebia in his address reiterated
on saving the rivers from pollution and cautioned the local populace to not to littered
the river bank by throwing non-degradable items and by constructing their toilet
towards river bank. Highlighting the importance of rivers he said that rivers not
only gives foods and water but it is also a source of great recreation activities
like river rafting and angling, he added.
Minister of Food and Civil Supplies Tirong Aboh, IT and Science and Technology Chairman
Bamang Mangha, DC Tai Kaye were also present on the occasion. DIPRO
Governor, CM extend Podi Barbi greetings
ITANAGAR, Dec 4: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh J P Rajkhowa and Chief Minister Nabam
Tuki have conveyed warm greetings and best wishes to the people of the State on the
festive occasion of Podi Barbi. The Governor expressed the hope that the festivity
will usher-in peace, communal harmony and contentment in the society.
In his festival message on the joyous occasion, the Governor said that the tribal
people of the Arunachal Pradesh belong to the agrarian community and most of festivals
are related to agriculture. It is a form of expression to invoke the blessings of
the Almighty for good harvest and wellbeing of all. At the same time, these festivals
are socially and culturally significant, as those create a sense of cultural unity
and brotherhood. It provides an opportunity to the indigenous communities to showcase
their vibrant cultural heritage and carry forward the age-old legacy. He wished that
the tribal brethren of the State continue the excellent traditions.
“On this auspicious occasion, I join my Ramo, Bokar and Pailibo brethren in welcoming
the harvesting season and also in offering our gratitude and prayers to the Mother
Nature for Her blessings. May the coming year bring prosperity and a bumper harvest,”
the Governor wished.
In his festival message, CM Nabam Tuki believed that festivals usher in happiness,
good health and instills brotherhood amongst distinct communities. Tuki offered prayers
to Mother Nature and hoped for bumper harvest, peace and prosperity in the state
and the country.
Aalo PWD assures to stop TAH work
till verification of quality
AALO, Dec 4: Executive Engineer, Aalo PWD Division, Dugjum Lona has assured a delegation
of the Trans-Arunachal Highway Maintenance Monitor Committee to stop the road maintenance
work from Bam to Pangin immediately till the materials used in road works and the
portions requiring immediate attention are verified by the Committee. The EE gave
this assurance when the team of the committee headed by its General Secretary Mito
Lollen called on the EE and appraised him of the poor quality maintenance work
and the way the work has been started without consulting the DC and general public.
It was made known that the State Government has placed fund of Rs 1 crore under
Aalo PWD Division for maintenance of road from Bam to Pangin and that the works have
While justifying its claim of poor quality works, the committee members also cited
and produced a copy of the Government decision before the EE wherein it has been
mentioned that the maintenance of the said road shall be carried out strictly at
stretches identified by concerned Deputy Commissioner based on demand of the public.
West Siang Deputy Commissioner, Pige Ligu has also clearly cautioned the department
to carry out the maintenance work properly and utilize the fund judiciously.
Meanwhile, AE Highway has informed that the maintenance work has been entrusted to
PWD division as Highway Division has neither Sub-Divisional establishment at district
nor any manpower. DIPRO
Bikes distributed to NERCORMP partner-NGOs
KHONSA, Dec 4: The Commissioner to Governor, KJR Burman, Tirap Deputy Commissioner
Ravi Jha and Tirap SP Jasmeet Singh distributed 8 numbers of Motor bikes to the members
of partner-NGOs of Northeast Region Community Resource Management Project working
in Tirap and Longding districts in a simple function held in the premises of the
DC’s office here today.
Speaking on the occasion, the Project Manager Lily Rose Jajo said that the motor
cycles issued to the partner-NGOs of NERCORMP would help in the mobility of the members,
especially the field staff to carry out their assigned duties more efficiently.
Earlier, while interacting with the NERCORMP functionaries, the Commissioner asked
them to monitor the schemes taken up by the NERCORMP properly to ensure their success
adding that without proper monitoring and technical guidance the villagers will not
be able to implement the schemes in the way they should be. He expressed happiness
over the various schemes being implemented in Tirap and Longding districts. He further
said that this livelihood mission - NERCORMP would prove to be a real boon for the
people of Tirap and Longding districts that still practice jhum or shifting cultivation
that yielded insufficient products for the people’s subsistence. On the same day
the Commissioner inspected the various schools in the Khonsa Township along with
EAC Techu Aran.
In the meantime, the partner-NGO members of NERCORMP have appreciated the higher
authorities of NERCORMP, DC, Tirap and the Project Manager for distributing the Motor
Bikes which was a long-felt need of the NGOs working in interior villages. DIPRO
DC stresses on constant monitoring of schemes
PASIGHAT, Dec 4: East Siang Deputy Commissioner Isha Khosla stressed on constant
monitoring for timely completion of all schemes and projects being implemented in
While reviewing all physical and financial progress and achievements of various state
and central sponsored flagship programmes in the district in a District Level Monitoring
Committee meeting today, the Deputy Commissioner asked the implementing agencies
to maintain quality of the project or scheme executed by them and ensure timely completion
The DC instructed the executing agencies to construct durable road network with proper
drainage system and footpaths and emphasize on the need to take into account the
topography, soil, climatic conditions, feasibility etc of every scheme during the
Earlier, ZPC Kaling Dai insisted on keeping in touch with the Panchayat leaders while
executing any developmental scheme in their respective areas. The executing agencies
should share information to them so that ZPMs could closely monitor all developmental
schemes and projects and participate in such meeting for fruitful discussion.
DPO cum Member Secretary Ponung Boring urged to furnish completion report within
stipulated time as per guidelines and added that irregular submission of quarterly
report, utilization certificate and photos to authenticate the created assets hinder
getting the next installment from the government.
The meeting was attended by the ZPC Kaling Dai, ADCs of Nari, Mebo and Ruksin, ZPMs
and officers of line departments. All Head of Offices presented their achievements
through power point presentation. DIPRO
Veteran Football Cup 2015
Kurung Kumey Veteran, Arunachal
United, Siang Highlander win
ITANAGAR, Dec 4: Kurung Kumey Veteran, Arunachal United FC and Siang Highlander won
their respective matches on the third day of the 3rd State level Veteran Football
Cup 2015 at RGU Stadium today.
E &Ks, who lost their opening match started on attacking note and scored in three
minutes through Tadar Joy. However, KK playing their first match equalized in 9 minutes
by Tamchi Syam.
The teams were level 1-1 at halftime.
Tarh Lugu, who came as substitute in second half, took just 3 minutes to score his
first goal of the tournament in 39 minute. He again scored in 44th minute to make
it 3-1. E & Ks made some changes and desperately went all out to save the match but
failed in converting their chances. Bailok Ragit scored the fourth goal for KK in
70th minute to complete the drubbing of the team (4-1).
In the second match, defending champion AUFC outclassed Tata Company FC 3-1. Though
most of the players of TCFC were junior to AUFC, they completely dominated the play
from the start. Last year’s highest scorer and Captain of AUFC opened the scoring
in 12th minute with a beautiful solo run. Fecha Lingfa added another goal in 14th
minute with a thunderous long ranger. Dojum Nomuk scored for AUFC in 58th minute
to finish game 3-1 in their favour.
The lone goal for TCFC was scored by Dolung Gangte in 19th minute.
In the last match of the day, Siang Highlander defeated Papa XI by solitary goal.
The all important goal was scored by Tadar Kakum in 51st minute. The score could
have been bigger had not Siang Highlanders tall 6.3 striker Tony Bam missed an open
net from a cross which just needed a tapping in the dying seconds of the regulation
Emchi will play against Tata Company in the first match tomorrow. The second match
will be played between first state level veteran champion Naharlagun United and Kra-Daadi.
Kurung Kumey will lock horns with Doimukh Veteran Warriors in the in last match.
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Continuity is need of hour
Ensuring proper implementation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes has always been a cause
for concern in the state. Over the year many CSS schemes has failed due to poor implementation.
One of the main reasons for failure is non-submission of utilization certificate
on time. Infact government of Arunachal has been severely criticized for failing
to submit UC on time. Due to this central government do not release CCS funds on
time and ultimately it leads to failure of the project.
Off late state govt. seems to have learnt lesson and are giving priority to the
timely submission of UC. Chief Minister Nabam Tuki himself on many occasions spoke
about it. Continuing in the same breath Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi yesterday urged
government officers to take stock of progress made under various Centrally Sponsored
Schemes (CCS) and apprised the concerned Ministry to release subsequent installments.
He further stated that Secretaries should also make a point to meet concern officers
in the Ministry and submit required documents. He further directed all Secretaries
to meet the targets by December. Negi made these remark while reviewing the progress
of centrally sponsored schemes. However Chief Secretary should ensure that after
just one meeting, everything is not forgotten. There is a need for continuity. Meeting
should be held on regular interval to check the progress of various central schemes.
The money meant for the people of state should not go to the pocket of few individuals.
---- Readers Forum ----
Agony of a helpless daughter
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to vent out frustration, anger and helplessness
of a distraught daughter. The reason for all these feelings is none other than the
ever disappointing and toothless Arunachal Pradesh Police. On 24th of November 2015,
the "brave" and "courageous" Sub Inspector of APP Pasighat, S. Don assaulted my elderly
father, Kaling Saroh, for no reason whatsoever. His fault was that he abided by the
rules. The said case was that of a minor RTA (Road Traffic Accident), which both
the parties had solved amicably and peacefully. But no, the "courageous" officer
had to show off his power! The power of his 2 stars, which he mockingly flaunted
to my father and exclaimed that "you are not even worthy of this". Good sir, if you
are so proud of your 2 stars, try to nab murderers, rapists, drug peddlers rather
than assaulting an elderly diabetic and hypertensive inside a locked room. Such bravery!
And a special mention must go to the OC N Riba who in all his wisdom and glory, refused
to file the F.I.R. Feels like we are living in a jungle raaj!
I will lose my faith in the police and the law if the guilty is not brought to the
book. I would request the higher up of the police department to kindly look into
this matter of police high handedness more seriously. Physical trauma is nothing
compared to the mental agony that my ailing father had to endure at the hands of
SI S Don. Please bear in mind, while you flaunt your 2 stars that you are a paid
servant of the people of Arunachal and not the other way round. Waiting for justice,
Dr. Yazing Saroh
Chattisgarh model of PDS should be followed
Of the total population in India, 27% is under absolute poverty, which means such
a large number are starving to death. Ours' being a welfare one, the state pain and
bleed when any of its citizens starve. Considering this, the ambitious PDS, which
is said to be the world's largest Food Security Programme, was launched. It tries
to feed every hungry belly at a subsidized rate.
The recent interception of trucks illegally laden with PDS items made one to revisit
the dark past when the state was rocked by Rs. 1000 crore PDS scam, which is said
to be one of the biggest PDS scam. The police deserve accolade for the timely act
in successful interception. But there remain certain limitations for them too as
we do not know how many such illegal PDS items would have carried and gone unnoticed.
Chattisgarh model of PDS is one such successful model which could address the loopholes
to a large extent if not the whole. They began by computerizing the Fair Price Shop,
issuing cards with hologram and bar code which helped in reduplication of cards,
GPS based truck tracking system, truck dispatch information through SMS and by painting
the trucks with a same colour which helped in easy identification and more so by
participation of the community in identifying it.
To keep a check on the leakages and to ensure that the objective of food security
is achieved, one way out is to cash the food subsidy rather than distributing PDS
item. But here lies its own defects as the cash could be spent on some other things
by the beneficiaries and thereby defeating the objective of eliminating hunger. So,
the ultimate way is to continue the PDS by reforming in the line of a successful
model like the Chattisgarh model of PDS.
Dissident politics in Arunachal Pradesh
Through the column of your esteemed paper I would like to express my view regarding
the dissident politics in the state within Congress party. Dissidence portrays another
gloomy picture about state leadership's crazy and crisis politics. Whatsoever may
be their purpose and scope of dissidence, but it doesn't indicate constructive and
sound politics, rather it deems as dirty game being played in the name of the development
politics. They say that they are Congress member and will remain in Congress but
they act against their own government. What hypocrisy is it? No doubt, the main objective
of their dissidence is to dethrone present ruling government of the state and it
is nothing concerning the welfare of the people. It is pertinent to mention that
only leadership change will not contribute towards the growth of the state but also
behavioral change of the people and leaders themselves is utmost significant for
all round progress of Arunachal.
Choking and obstruction of developmental activities in the state is happening because
of the lack of political will and public awareness. In real sense, most of the leaders
seem to be least conscious about the realistic things of the developmental activities
of the State. It is matter of fact that defection and dissidence have been major
part of Arunachal politics. Apparently, MLA's forget their main vision after being
In this democratic country there is no provision and way for totalitarian rule. The
governance is to be carried out with coordination and consultation amongst the members,
keeping in mind the popular demand of the people. It is my humble opinion that the
dissidents and government should come together in order to resolve this internal
conflict and concentrate on the developmental activities of the State.
Last but not the least the government of state should clearly understand that launching
of schemes and ensuring success are two different things. In the past also many schemes
were launched but some of them later died natural death. We the people of Arunachal
Pradesh need genuine implementation of the developmental schemes not haphazard way.
Kengo Dirchi, Basar