BJP declares Pul as leader of rebel Congress, Ind
# Motion against Tuki led govt # Cabinet blames Centre of conspiracy, dubs proceedings
[ Azing Pertin ]
ITANAGAR, Dec 16: In an interesting turn of events in the state political upheaval,
Leader of Opposition and BJP’s Tamiyo Taga has declared Kalikho Pul as the leader
of the 33 MLAs present in the Legislative assembly session held on Wednesday.
Taga said this to media persons after the Legislative Assembly Session ended at Techi
Takar Community Hall, G-Sector Naharlagun. He said a motion will be moved next for
the composite floor test of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki in the Assembly. Irrespective
of any party, the members have chosen Pul as the leader, added Taga.
The Deputy Speaker has admitted a composite floor test motion tabled by 11 BJP members
and two Independent MLAs seeking “want of confidence motion in the Council of Ministers
headed by Nabam Tuki and confidence in Kalikho Pul, a member of the House to head
a new Council of Ministers and it’s swearing in”.
Meanwhile, Deputy Speaker TN Thongdok while talking to reporters outside the Rajbhavan
this evening informed that they have submitted proceeding of today’s session to Governor
to take final call.
He also added that new government will be formed led by Anjaw MLA Kalikho Pul with
support of BJP.
Norbu also said that 26 Congress MLAs remained absent in today’s session. Pema Khandu,
Kumar Waii and Thongdok had met the Governor. The Raj Bhavan Secretariat has acknowledged
that proceedings of the day including video recordings have been received.
Meanwhile, State Cabinet said that the action of former Deputy Speaker holding session
of Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly outside Vidhan Sabha is not only patently
illegal and unconstitutional but also is a part of larger conspiracy hatched amongst
disqualified Congress MLAs, BJP MLAs, Central Government, and the Governor.
The former Deputy Speaker exceeding his jurisdiction, first quashed the Order and
Notification of the Speaker disqualifying 14 Congress MLAs, who had voluntary given
up their membership and then unauthorisedly held session of the State Assembly outside
Vidhan Sabha, said a statement.
“Under the scheme of the Constitution of India the Deputy Speaker does not have any
jurisdiction or power to sit over in appeal and quash decisions of the Speaker as
he himself has been disqualified. 14 Congress MLAs were disqualified since they had
voluntarily given up their membership as interpreted by the Supreme Court in several
judgments. This disqualified was strictly in terms of Article 191 (2) read with Schedule
10 of the Constitution of India, Para 2 (1) (a), 6 (1) & (2) and Rule 3 (7) and 6
of the Members of Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly (Disqualification on ground
of defection) Rules, 1987”.
The MLAs once disqualified cannot be reinstated by the Deputy Speaker. There is no
such precedent in the history of democratic India. This is evident from said patently
illegal conduct of the former Deputy Speaker that he is playing in the hands of power
hungry BJP and disqualified Congress MLAs, the Cabinet observed while adding that
Constitution of India does not vest any power on the former Deputy Speaker to hold
session of the State Assembly at such place as he deems fit. The Speaker has already
declared the Order and Message dated 09.12.2015 of the Governor to be illegal since
the same was passed in teeth of the Constitution of India. This Order of the Speaker
has affirmed the plea of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh that Order and Message
of the Governor are patently illegal and non-est in the eyes of law. The said Order
of the Speaker has not been challenged before any Court. Thus, as on date the said
Order is in force and holds the field, the statement further read.
Any resolution passed in the session illegally and unconstitutionally held by the
behest of former Deputy Speaker is non-est and thus the same cannot in law be implemented.
Meanwhile, Cabinet resolves that the notification issued by T.N. Thongdok, “former
Deputy Speaker” shall not be complied with and acted upon by any Government Departments
and officials of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh.
In a normal situation, the dates for the Assembly are fixed by the government of
the day. Given the political atmosphere, however, the action of the Governor, as
a Constitutional Head, does not seem to be wrong. What worries me is the Governor’s
inability to ensure law and order. Why did he advance the session when he was not
sure of his order being honoured? Actions of both the parties are not as per the
established procedures-legal and constitutional: -- Prof Nani Bath, Department of
Political Science, Rajiv Gandhi University.
Arunachal Legislative session held in a Community Hall, Speaker “impeached”
[ Azing Pertin ]
ITANAGAR, Dec 16: Unprecedented in the history of the state, the first session of
the Sixth Legislative Assembly was held at Techi Takar Community Hall, G-Sector,
Naharlagun just after 3 PM on Wednesday as the Assembly Secretariat gate was locked.
At the sitting, Nabam Rebia was removed from the seat of the Legislative Assembly
Speaker today by Voice Vote of 33-0.
The proceeding was attended by 11 BJP Members, 2 Independent and 21 from the Congress
party, including the 14 disqualified MLAs whose disqualifications were quashed by
the Deputy Speaker. 26 Members of the ruling congress party were absent from the
Giving a brief background on the situation leading to the conduct of the assembly
at the hall, Deputy Speaker, TN Thongdok informed that the decision to have the sitting
was necessitated because the gates of the legislative assembly was locked at the
orders of state government led by Nabam Tuki and Nabam Rebia.
Leader of Opposition, Tamiyo Taga moved the motion for removal of Speaker.
Interestingly, former Secretary of Goa Legislative Assembly, R. Kothandaraman advised
the Thongdok on the proceedings of the session.
Deputy Speaker Thongdok informed that the Legislative assembly shall resume tomorrow
10 am at the Assembly Hall or at any preferable hall.
Earlier, in morning at the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Secretariat, the MLAs consisting
of the Kalikho Pul camp and the BJP MLAs who had come for the proposed legislative
session found the entrance gates of the assembly locked.
The Speaker by an order had sealed the gate of the State Assembly and no one was
allowed to enter the Assembly premises.
In the meantime, the MLAs of the Tuki camp also reached the spot and both group had
intense arguments on the issue of the locking of the gate.
With the stand-off continuing for around two hours starting from 9.30 am, the MLAs
and Deputy Speaker, T N Thongdok left the Legislative Assembly premises. Barring
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and Nabam Rebia, almost all MLAs from both the camps and
BJP were present at the scene.
Before leaving the legislative assembly, TN Thongdok and Kalikho Pul had said that
Session will be conducted according to Governor’s order.
On the other hand, Kalikho Pul nullified the disqualification of 14 MLAs last night
by the Assembly Secretariat stating that the rules and provisions were not followed.
Situation was tense in Naharlagun town although 144 CrPC was in place. Supporters
of the Kalikho Pul camp, in large numbers were witnessed escorting the MLAs in E-Sector
Police resorted to firing tear gas to disperse supporters who were indulged in stone
pelting around 9.45am near the E-Sector - Rajiv Gandhi Stadium junction. Intense
slogan shouting was heard all the while till the MLAs were at the Legislative Assembly
The All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union also staged a massive protest between Logun
Bridge and Barapani market area demanding for a bill on the Chakma-Hajong issue to
be tabled. Hundreds of AAPSU activists with banners were witnessed shouting slogans
in favour of their demand.
The Deputy Speaker is reported to have suspended Assembly Secretary M Lasa from his
post, under whose sign the Assembly Secretariat had issue a notification dated 15
December disqualifying the 14 MLAs, including TN Thongdok from the membership of
Rebia blames Rajkhowa for the unprecedented political scenario
ITANAGAR, Dec 16: In a day of twist and turns, Speaker Nabam Rebia, who was impeached
by 33 MLAs including the 14 members who were disqualified today termed the present
political scenario unprecedented and blamed Governor JP Rajkhowa for creating mess.
He alleged that advancing of an already summoned legislative session is unconstitutional
and does not hold ground.
“There are laid down norms to run the Assembly. Even though session is run in the
name of Governor, but it is done by state government in consultation with speaker.
After that it is sent to the Governor and then to the parliamentary affairs ministry.
But the so-called session of December 16 to 18 was done in complete violation of
above stated rule. Therefore , I have declared it illegal and did not allow the session
to be conducted,” said Rebia.
He further questioned motive of Governor over impeachment issue. “Two impeachment
motions have been received by Assembly Secretariat.
First against deputy speaker signed by 16 Congress MLAs on 16th November and second
one against speaker on 19th November moved by 13 MLAs including BJP and independent.
Both these motion should have been first examined by Business Advisory Committee.
But in this case Governor violated all norms and started issuing order from Rajbhavan,”
Rebia added. He also claimed that impeachment motion can be moved 14 days prior to
legislative session and Governor once again violated this norm.
“I have consulted with all the legal luminaries and even with my Speaker colleague
from other states. Everyone told me that Governor cannot advance an already summoned
session. Session can only be advanced in case there is urgent bill to be presented.
Governor is over-stepping beyond his constitutional position. He is setting a wrong
trend” Rebia said.
Not responsible for political mess
in Arunachal : BJP
ITANAGAR, Dec 16: State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today vehemently refuted the
allegation that the BJP leadership at the Centre has been sponsoring dissidence among
ruling Congress party MLAs in Arunachal Pradesh to throw out the Nabam Tuki led government.
Describing the Congress’ allegation as baseless and unfounded, State BJP president
Tai Tagak at a Press Conference here today afternoon said that the present political
situation was inevitable due to long-misrule, mis-governance and financial mismanagement
by the ruling government that brought development to a grinding halt.
“Being an opposition party, we can’t remain silent spectator to all these happenings.
We can’t let our people down and disappoint them,” Tagak said, and reiterated the
party’s zero tolerance approach towards any form of corruption by the Government.
The party president said that the assembly session was needed to move an impeachment
motion against the Speaker to test the Tuki Govt. which has been reduced to a minority.
He also clarified that the party has absolutely no any intention to interfere with
the internal matters of the Congress Party but held the ruling Congress party responsible
for dissidence within the party MLAs as the party failed to control them.
Former MP and senior BJP leader Tapir Gao termed the locking down of Assembly hall
as murder of democracy and a ‘black day’ in the history of the country.
“Standing at the gate of the Assembly, the Home Minister himself was instructing
police not to open the assembly,” Gao alleged.
Former Chief Minister Gegong Apang termed the incident as unprecedented.
“I have never seen such an incident happening during my entire political career,”
Apang, who ruled the state more than 23 years as chief minister, said. He appealed
to all to maintain the sanctity of the Assembly.
Mock Assembly Session, Rebia says
ITANAGAR, Dec 16: Speaker Nabam Rebia today questioned the validity of session conducted
by deputy speaker TN Thongdok and termed it as mock assembly session. “He is an ex-MLA.
He should go back to his people and get ready to seek mandate. If they are not happy
with my decision they can go to court and challenge my order. All the order issued
by Thongdok is illegal,” said Rebia.
He also informed that fate of two MLAs Gabriel D Wangsu and Wanglin Sawin will be
decided on 5th January and till the court verdict comes, the two cannot be considered
as sitting MLA.
Gauhati high court which took up matter today has postponed it to January 5 next.
Rebia further stated that he is trying hard to save the image of state. “People outside
the state have bad opinion about Arunachal. They think that MLAs can be purchased
and that horse trading is acceptable norms. As a speaker I am trying hard to take
tough action to ensure that such things is not repeated,” added Rebia. He also informed
that 14 Congress MLAs were disqualified after following due process.
“On December 7, Assembly Secretariat received notice for their disqualification.
Notice for disqualification was issued by CLP leader and followed by notice from
Chief whip of government. Move has been endorsed by AICC and APCC. After studying
for seven days, the decision was taken, he said.
Cong disrupts Parliament over Arunachal Governor, Sonia meets President
NEW DELHI, Dec 16: Congress today disrupted Parliament over Arunachal Pradesh Governor
Jyoti Prashad Rajkhowa, alleging that efforts are being made to "destabilise" the
party's state government, even as the Centre said an "Emergency-like situation" was
being witnessed there.
The party forced repeated adjournments of Rajya Sabha over the issue while in Lok
Sabha, its members, including Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, staged a walkout.
Alleging "murder of Constitution and democracy", the Congress members in both Houses
demanded the dismissal of the Governor.
Raising the issue in Lok Sabha, Leader of Congress Mallikarjun Kharge said that despite
Congress having two-thirds majority, it is very "unfortunate that unconstitutional
attempts are being made to throw out the government."
He said, "Efforts are being to destablise an elected government to bring in a non-Congress
government," he said.
When Kharge talked about the Governor's role, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan asked
him not do so, saying rules do not permit raising of a matter related to a state.
Meanwhile, accusing the Modi government of trying to "oust" the Congress regime in
Arunachal Pradesh with a "pre-planned design", Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and other
party leaders on Wednesday met President Pranab Mukherjee and lodged a strong protest
against state Governor Jyoti Prashad Rajkhowa.
"It is clear that the BJP top leadership in connivance with some dissident Congress
MLAs planned to destabilize the democratically-elected Congress Government in Arunachal
Pradesh. This is obviously a pre-planned design involving the highest functionaries
of the Central Government in this unprincipled enterprise," the Congress chief told
reporters at Rashtrapati Bhavan after meeting the President.
The Congress delegation handed over a memorandum to Mukherjee, urging him to preserve
the sanctity of the Constitution, the democratic traditions of the country and polity
and the rule of law. Alleging that the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh has acted "contrary
to" the spirit and scheme of the Constitution, the Congress said," it seems the Governor,
at the behest of the Central Government, along with those Congress MLAs enticed to
defect to the BJP is using unconstitutional means in seeking to oust the democratically
elected Government of the state."
The party alleged that the Governor's actions have created a "constitutional crisis"
and constitutional tenets of propriety are being "wantonly disregarded". PTI
Job mela at Changlang
Look beyond Govt jobs: DC
CHANGLANG, Dec 16: Some 542 unemployed youth out of 805 job seekers were registered
to undergo skill development training in the Job Mela-cum Skill Development Awareness
and Trainers Selection Rally organized here at Miao Sub-Division of Changlang District
Addressing the rally, the Deputy Commissioner W Khimhun urged the youth of the district
to look beyond Govt jobs and think outside the box. He said that the skill development
training would help instill a sense of confidence to attempt to tap the private sector
or get self employed.
Encouraging the school and college drop-outs to take part in the Job Mela, Khimhun
made it clear that the training will usher the necessary start-up for the confused
youth to realize their aptitude and the field of interest.
He urged the Vocational Training Providers to ensure basic facilities are given to
the trainees during the training period as most of the trainees come from poor economic
He asked the DDI to devise a mechanism to constantly monitor the performances of
trainees during the training period.
Earlier, DDI Changlang D Changmi informed that sincere efforts were put forward by
the department to provide maximum publicity among the youth especially school and
college drop-out to avail the opportunity.
The Job Mela was attended by 14 Vocational Training Providers from various regions.
Technology week begins at Pampoli
Adopt new methods of cultivation: DC
SEPPA, Dec 16: East Kameng Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Kumar Singh advised the farmers
to adopt new methods of cultivation using technology for higher yield.
Singh, who inaugurated the ‘Technology Week’ organized by Krishi Vigyan Kenrda (KVK)
at Pampoli of East Kameng district yesterday, suggested the farmers to take up agriculture
and its allied sectors in a large scale and commercial way.
He urged the KVK scientists and frontal functionaries of its line departments to
impart training and technical know-how to farmers to enhance productivity.
He lauded the activities of ‘Pampoli Cleanivers Committee’ for keeping the Pampoli
area neat and clean prohibiting free roaming of domestic animals and urged them to
continue to maintain it.
He appealed the public to lead the trains- Arunachal Highway taken up smoothly by
the executing agency enabling it to complete it within the given time period without
causing any disturbances from any quarters on petty matters.
Later, the DC inaugurated the exhibition stalls and released the KVK Souvenir.
Programme Co-ordinator, KVK Dr. Sanjay Borthakur highlighted the activities undertaken
by the Kendra for the betterment of the farmers since its inception in 2009. He informed
of the introduction of short duration rice variety called Swani at Watte, Pampoli
and Wessang which has proved to be a success. He appealed to the farmers of other
villages for introduction of this plant variety. He also informed that soils in Pampoli,
Lumdung and their nearby area have been tested suitable for agriculture and its allied
sectors farming even without using fertilizers.
Zilla Chairperson Meyuk Cheda, HODs, PRI members & public also spoke on the occasion.
Sensitisation on Asiatic Black Bear Conservation
Pakke Tiger Reserve, Dec 16: Fourteen youths from Shergaon were taken on an exposure
visit to IFAW-WTI run Centre for Bear Rehabilitation and Conservation (CBRC) in Pakke
At CBRC, the visitors were briefed about the importance and need for conservation
of wildlife and bio-diversity in Arunachal Pradesh.
To effectively spread the message of wildlife conservation among the villagers of
Shergaon, IFAW-WTI partnered with a local NGO named Garung Thuk. It was decided that
a 14-member group consisting of youth from Shergaon will be named as conservation
ambassadors who will motivate locals to give up the traditional practice of hunting
Asiatic black bears.
Explaining the need for this awareness programme, Sunil Kyarong, Regional Head, IFAW-WTI,
said, “These animals are highly valued in Arunachal for their body parts. Hunting
still remains the biggest threat, but human-bear conflict has also increased multi-fold
in the last few years. Therefore, sensitising the locals on the conservation of Asiatic
black bears is of utmost importance for the well-being of this specie.”
During the course of the visit, the Divisional Forest Officer of Pakke informed the
youth about the wildlife conservation activities being undertaken by the Forest Department
in Pakke and Arunachal Pradesh as a whole.
Meanwhile, Dr Jahan Ahmed, Project Lead, CBRC, shared his insights on the conservation
efforts of IFAW-WTI in the landscape. Takam Nabam, Chairman, Ghora Aabhe Society,
shared his experiences on the efforts of the community in conservation of wildlife
in Pakke. The day-long program was organised in Pakke Tiger Reserve on Tuesday with
Praising the efforts of IFAW-WTI, Tana Tapi, Divisional Forest Officer, Pakke Tiger
Reserve, said, “I am hopeful that after witnessing the conservation activities of
Arunachal Forest Department and IFAW-WTI in Pakke Tiger Reserve, the youth of Shergaon
will be moved to get involved in conservation activities. This visit will also inspire
them to spread the message of saving wildlife amongst locals.”
The visiting team was also taken to Jungle Camp, an eco-tourism site jointly run
by Ghora Aabhe Society and Arunachal Pradesh Forest Department. A field trip to Pakke
Tiger Reserve and IFAW-WTI bear rehabilitation site was also organised.
Dorjee K Thungon, Deputy-Chairman of Garung Thuk, said, “This exposure visit should
bring about a change in the attitude and perception of the villagers towards conservation
with a special emphasis on bear conservation.”
With the intent of developing a strong bond between conservation organisations and
other stakeholders, the aim of such exercises is to discourage traditional hunting
practices. This first of its kind initiative from IFAW-WTI will hopefully pave a
new roadmap for protecting Asiatic black bears in this landscape.
Run jointly by IFAW–WTI and Arunachal Pradesh Forest Department, CBRC has been actively
running the bear rehabilitation programme since its inception in 2005. Since 2014,
IFAW-WTI team has released 38 bear cubs in the forests of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.
Out of these, 20 were released in Pakke Tiger Reserve, 14 in Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary
in Arunachal Pradesh and four in Manas National Park and Ripu-Chirang Wildlife Sanctuary
Maj lodges FIR against Pul
ITANAGAR, Dec 16: Likha Maj has lodged an FIR against Kalikho Pul at Itanagar police
station for allegedly leveling serious allegation against him in social media.
Citing the audio clipping which is being circulated in social media where a man alleged
to be Pul is heard having conversation leveling serious allegation against Nyishi
community and against him, Maj, in his FIR, said that he was alleged of earning
crores of money in the name of PDS work after producing forged documents without
doing any physical work.
“I have done all the work after fulfilling the official norms. The bills submitted
by me is being checked and passed by the concerned Deputy Commissioner of the respective
district and the said bills have also been thoroughly checked by the FCI authorities.
Moreover, some bills were paid in terms of the Court orders and I draw my bills in
respect of the work I have executed,” Maj said in his FIR.
Citing the conversion in audio clipping wherein Maj and two other people were alleged
of asking pocket money during student life from Pul, Maj said that totally false
allegations leveled by Pul has defamed his hard earned reputation and public image.
Moreover, he said, the person in the audio clipping has made serious communal and
provoking allegations against the entire Nyishi community.
Mini Olympics: Papum Pare clinches 3 championship titles on penultimate day
Kurung Kumey face Papum Pare in football final
ITANAGAR, Dec 16: Kurung Kumey will face Papum Pare in the football final of the
first State Mini Olympic Games at Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy (SLSA) playground,
Kurung Kumey entered into the final defeating Upper Subansiri 10-9 in a keenly contested
semifinal match via penalty shootout today. The match went to penalty shootout after
both the teams played out a goalless draw in regulation and extra time.
Papum Pare reached final beating East Kameng 1-0 in the first semifinal held at RG
Barring few, almost all of the sports competitions in the Mini Olympics were completed
on the penaltimate day today.
Papum Pare won the first position in Karate with 5 Gold, 3 Silver and 6 Bronze medals.
Kra Daadi (G-5, Sil-3) and Anjaw (G-3, Br-1) came second and third respectively.
Dibang Valley, Changlang and Lohit returned from the competition empty handed.
Around 130 athletes took part in the competition which was conducted by a team of
20 officials under the close supervision of AKA Technical Director Shihan S. Deben
Sports Authority of Arunachal Vice Chairman and Arunachal Olympic Association Secretary
General G. Doke and Arunachal Karate Do Association President Shihan Likha Tara distributed
medals to the winners in presence Shihan Sharma and AKA General Secretary Sensei
Papum Pare also clinched the overall Championship title in Weightlifting.
It bagged 5 Gold, 5 Silver and 2 Bronze medals in weightlifting.
Tadar Agung of Papum Pare was adjudged as the best lifter while Tang Devi of the
same district was declared as best woman lifter.
West Siang with 2 Gold and 1 Bronze medals and Kurung Kumey with 1 Gold, 1 Silver
and 2 Bronze medals were the first and second runners up respectively.
To encourage the budding lifters Techi Jovae, who is also Vice President of Arunachal
Weightlifting Association provided few cash amounts to the medal winning players
as a token of encouragement.
The competition was conducted at Sports Authority of India (SAI) Centre, Naharlagun
which was inaugurated by M.Linggi, Commissioner, RTI.
Altogether 12 districts, namely West-Kameng, East-Kameng, Papum-Pare, Kra-Daadi,
Kurung-Kumey, Upper Subansiri, West Siang, East Siang, Divang Valley, Anjaw, Changlang
and Tirap participated in the competition.
Papum Pare also dominated the Track and Field Events in the Games and won the overall
championship title. Kurung Kumey came second.
Tok Tayo Camdir of Papum Pare and Ha Yapa of Kurung Kumey were declared as the best
man and woman athletes respectively.
Camdir won the Men’s 100M race with a timing of 12.08 sec while Yapa won gold medals
in Women’s 100M, 200M and Long Jump. The detailed results of track and filed events
are still awaited.
In Judo, Tirap emerged overall champion both in men and women’s categories. The men’s
team bagged eight medals (G-2, Sil-3, Br-3), and women’s team bagged one Gold, four
Silver and one Bronze medals.
Kurung Kumey with one Gold, two Silver and one Bronze medals finished runners up
in men’s category while East Siang with five medals (G-1, Br-4) came second in women’s
Womens Individual Kata: Niktar Ani (G), Papum Pare, Charu Kayum (Sil), Kra Daadi,
Higi Yamum (Br), APP, Mimi Ramching (Br), Upper Subansiri,
Mens Individual Kata: Matyup Tamblung (G), Anjaw, Wnagcha Lowang (SIl), Tirap, Kofa
Raje (Br), East Kameng, Tanga Tamin Pinia (Br), Upper Subansiri
Womens Team Kata: Gold: Niktar Ani, Choti Yorpen, Ligang Anky Papum Pare, Silver:
Mimi Ramching, Lucky Hania, Giamtu Ligu, Upper Subansiri
Men’s Team Kata: Gold: Tage Saa, Samuel Dolo, Rakesh Gamnu, Papum Pare, Silver: Jokap
Tame, Jachin Poda, Grego Kri, 2nd Arunachal Scout, Bronze: Nobin Jomoh, Wangcha
Lowang, Janam Dodum, APP.
Women’s Individual Kumite (-55 KG): Bamang Yamu (G), Anjaw, Giamtu Ligu (Sil), Upper
Subansiri, Nyepan Wangpan (Br), Tirap, Ha RImi (Br), Capital Complex
-61 KG Men’s Kumite: Matyup Tamblung (G), Anjaw, Charu Govin (SIl), Kra Daadi, Samuel
Dolo (Br), Papum Pare, Todak Godak (Br), Upper Subansiri,
-61 KG Women’s Kumite: Niktar Ani (G), Papum Pare, Yapu Gumja (Sil), Capital Complex,
Monglih Wangpan (Br), Tirap, Sumpi Chege (Br), East Kameng.
-67 KG Men’s Kumite: Anirudh Sahani (G), East Siang, Janam Dodum (Sil), APP, Nabam
Sonam Liyak (Br), Lower Subansiri, Nosep Ngi(Br), Anjaw.
-45 KG Women’ Kumite: Charu Kayum (G), Kra Daadi, Satam Yakio (Sil), Capital Complex,
Choti Yorpen (Br), Papum Pare, Biri Moni (Br) Kurung Kumey.
-50 KG Men ‘s Kumite: Sinne Mikhu (G), Kra Daadi, Byabang Rana (Sil), Capital Complex,
Rakesh Gamnu (Br), Papum Pare, Sanjay Gamnu (Br), West Siang.
-50 KG Women’s Kumite: Rei Yadi (G), Kra Daadi, Gida Yaro (Sil), Capital Complex,
Kambung Wangsa (Br), Tirap, Ligang Anky (Br), Papum Pare.
-55 KG Men’s Kumite: Yorjum Sera (G), Kra Daadi, Lokam Nungna (Sil), Lower Dibang
Valley, Diaman Riang (Br), East Kameng, Ngongchen Hodung (Br) Papum Pare.
-68 KG Women’ Kumite: Johny Mangkhiya (G), Kra Daadi, Dado Mema (Sil), Papum Pare,
Mui Ama (Br), APP, Likha Ame (Br), Lower Subansiri.
+68 KG Women’s Kumite: Mepung Tana (G), Capital Complex, Taw Punung (Sil), Papum
Pare, Yomken Noshi (Br), APP, Pana Siga (Br), Upper Subansiri.
-75 KG Men’s Kumite: Tage Saa (G), Papum Pare, Bangram Tungi (Sil), Kra Daadi, Likha
Rajen (Br), West Siang, Takia Bagang (Br), Tirap.
-84 KG Men’s Kumite: P. Nobin Jomoh (G), APP, U. Taran Ch. Singh (Sil), Papum Pare,
Dugi Teli (Br), Upper Subansiri, Nabam Takap (Br), Kurung Kumey.
+84 KG Men’s Kumite: Biplab Debnath (G), Capital Complex, Likha Topa (Sil), West
Siang, Dari Lokam (Br), Upper Subansiri.
Women’s 44 kg Category: Tang Devi (G), Papum-Pare, Balo Yalam (SIl), Papum-Pare,
Metinam Jamo (Br), East Siang.
Women’s 48 kg category: Techi Nadam (G), Papum-Pare, Ayang Siram (Sil), East Siang,
Tadar Neha (Br), Kurung Kumey.
Women’s 53 kg Category: Babylonia Taga (G), East Siang, Anai Wangsu (Sil) (No bronze
medal in this weight category).
Women’s 58 kg category: Posem Kingkang (G), Tirap, Bengia Yape (Sil), Kurung Kumey,
Boni Mankia (Br), Papum-Pare.
Women’s 63 kg category: Minu Moriju (G), West Kameng, PJ Roshni (SIl), Papum-Pare,
Chera Yagang (Br), Kurung Kumey.
Women’s 69 kg category: Christina Taying (G), Papum-Pare, (No Silver and Bronze medals
Men’s 50 Kg category: Tadar Agung (G), Papum-Pare, Charu Pesi (Sil), Kra-Daadi, Ahom
Kirkom (Br), West Siang.
Men’s 56 kg category: Dejum Gadi (G), West Siang, Tuluk Bage (Sil), Papum Pare, Yumin
Rui (Br), Upper Subansiri.
Men’s 62 kg category: Tingchat Wangsu (G), Changlang, Timlik Raji (Sil), Upper Subansiri,
Tingnai Wangsu (Br), Changlang.
Men’s 69 kg category: Dekge Gangkak (G), Ayang Waii (Sil), East Kameng. (Bronze medal
in this category was not awarded due to wash out by the competitors).
Men’s 77 kg category: Roman Langpu (G), Kurung Kumey, Tame Bose (Sil), Papum Pare,
(The Bronze medal was not given due to wash out of the competitors).
Men’s 85 kg category: Nabam Tat (G), Raja Ghose (Sil), Papum-Pare.
Boys Compound (50+50): Tash Kara (G), Lower Subansiri, Ram Nopi (Sil), Lower Dibang
Valley, Tarnu Haider (Br), U/S
Boys Distance (40M): Taba Jamsai (G), L/S), Tera Mega (Sil), LDV, Tao Niso (Br),
Boys Distance (30M): Taba Jamsai (G), L/S, Gera Mega (Sil), LDV, Nguri Tata (Br),
Girls Compound (50+50): Maselu Mihu (G), D/V. Sorang Yumi (Sil), K/D, Genung Tekseng
Girls Distance (40M): Chasey Lowang (G), TRP, Sangha Sisi (Sil), P/P, Jyoti Lamgu,
Girls Distance (30M): Chasey Lowang (G), TRP, Jyoti Lamgu (Sil), TRP, Sangha Sisi
Tirap- 14 (G-3, Sil-7, Br-4), East Siang-11 (G-2, Sil-1, Br-8), Kurung Kumey-4 (G-1,
Sil-2, Br-1), Kra Daadi- 5 (G-1, Sil-1, Br-3), Papum Pare-3 (G-1, Sil-1, Br-1),
Dibang Valley-2 (G-1, Sil-1), Lower Dibang valley-3 (G-1, sil-0, Br-2), APP -2 (G-1,
Sil-1), West Siang-1 (G), Upper Subansiri-1 (G), Changlang-1 (G).
Men’s Singles: Nyadarangu (G), West Siang,Joseph Perme (Sil), Upper Subansiri, Yangphey
Suyang (Br), Tirap, Moli Kamki (Br), West Siang
Women’s Singles: Changoi Rangyang (G), Tirap, Tage Bunyi (Sil), Lower Subansiri,
Neelam Dilli (Br), Lower Subansiri, Tamo Rilla (Br), Lower Subansiri.
Men’s Doubles: Nyadar Angu- Moli Kamki (G), West Siang, Joseph Perme - Jarge Yoka
(Sil), Upper Subansiri, Yangphey Suyang- Tarak Maph (Br), Tirap, Janta Linggi Rome
Mele (Br), Lower Dibang Valley.
Men’s Team event: Gold- West Siang (Nyadar Angu Moli Kamki Nalo Komut), Silver- Upper
Subansir ( Joseph Perme, Jarge Yoka, Tatak Makcha),Bronze –Lower Dibang Valley (Janta
Linggi, Rome Mele, Keto Linggi, Bralo Miso), Brinze – Lower Subansiri (Hage Kago,
Hage Baro, Kabak Tapa, Gyati Tako).
The results of remaining sports disciplines are awaited.
2nd Edition of Orange Festival
DAMBUK, Dec 16: The 2nd edition of four days Orange Festival of Adventure and Music
has began amidst large gathering of adventure and music lovers at an Orange orchard
at Akoko Village on Tuesday.
Ravi Dhawan, Deputy Commissioner of Lower Dibang Valley District flagging off the
event said that the four day carnival is a unique opportunity for the people of Lower
Dibang Valley District to showcase their culture and tradition to the outside world.
He further said that, “the true recognition to the pains taken by organizing committee
would be by harnessing the potential of the festival by building up home stays as
well as organizing adventure sports activities through out the year”.
He further said that the state as well as national govt is doing their bit in terms
of building all weather road connectivity in the area and “on our part we should
contribute by making Orange Festival a permanent feature of this beautiful place”.
He complimented the Organizing Committee, the Indian Army and Abu Tayeng, who is
the main driving force behind the successful conduct of the festival.
Gum Tayeng, Parliamentary Secretary for WRD cum MLA Dambuk who is also the Chief
Patron of the Orange Festival while highlighting the objective behind Orange Festival
said, “the main idea is to bring in people from all over the world to explore the
untouched, natural beauty of our home and also to experience the local way of life
She informed that though the festival was self-sponsored in its first edition but
now it enjoys the support of the state govt and it has established itself as one
of the India’s Premier Festival dedicated to Adventure and Music.
On the occasion, the family of Late Jomin Tayeng, the first IAS Officer of the state,
felicitated the Class X and Class xii toppers of 42nd Dambuk Assembly Constituency
with laptops which was given away by the Deputy Commissioner.
Yarns were distributed to the beneficiaries under Chief Minister’s Grant Loin Scheme
by Gum Tayeng, and Sipi Elapra Linggi, Zilla Parishad Chairperson.
Lama Tashi, Grammy nominated artists mesmerised the crowd in the first evening of
the four days music extravaganza.
American Singer-Songwriter Joseph Arthur, Lou Majaw, Neel and the Light Bulbs, Tritha
Electric, Guru Reuben, Alisha Bhatt, Ganesh Talkies are set to perform in the event.
The Off-roading championship by J K Tyres 4 x 4 Stage I & II over the boulders of
Sisar and Sine Rivers was also a another attraction.
Many thrilling Adventure Sports Events like Bungee Jumping, Zip lining, Forest Paint
Balling, Angling, White River Rafting, Hiking and Cycling are the other events of
Know Your Army Mela by Indian Army enthralled the audience in the inaugural day.
Senior Women National Football Championship
Arunachal to play against Assam in opening match
ITANAGAR, Dc 16: The Arunachal Pradesh women football team left for Kokrajhar, Assam
yesterday to participate in the 21st Senior Women’s National Football Champion 2015
to be held from December 18 to 23. Arunachal will play against host Assam in the
opening match on December 18. Kipa Bharat and Kabak Yanu are the Coach and Manager
of the team.