A patient forced to die on street
In the battle of political supremacy in the state, a patient lost his life, with
no chance to say his final good bye to his loved ones. One Karka Bahadur Chetry,
a 60 years old man who lost his life at Papu Nallah had been sick and was on his
way back to his native place at Kimin from Rama Krishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar
when the blockade proved fatal for him. They were made to wait for more than two
hours and were not allowed to pass through even after several plead. “We had to wait
for more than two hours. We requested them to let us pass but was not allowed,” informed
his son who carried the body of his lifeless father, a man denied a dignity in death.
Few of his relatives later had to carry his lifeless body, bundle in a blanket across
the blockade as hundreds of people watched.
By Appu Gapak
Dr Bath resigns from Core Committee
ITANAGAR, Dec 17: Professor Nani Bath has resigned from Member, Core-Committee on
Chakma-Hajong Issue, which was formed by the AAPSU. He cited personal and academic
grounds as the reason for resignation.
NCSN-K cadre killed in Changlang
CHANGLANG, Dec 17: One hard core UG cadre was gunned down by Assam Rifles and Civil
Police during fierce encounter with NSCN (K) organization at Longka village under
Nampong Police Station of Changlang District on Dec 15.
The dead has been identified as SS Captain NSCN–K Lt Wangmi Wangdung alais Nyamjan
Hasik, 48 yrs, S/O Wangli Wangdung of Noglo Village under Lazu circle of Tirap
District. Arms and ammunitions were recovered from him.
After completion of all the legal formalities, the dead body has been handed over
to relatives of deceased. DIPRO
Rajkhowa creating hatred: NES
ITANAGAR, Dec 17: Nyishi Elite Society (NES) today alleged that incumbent Governor
J.P Rajkhowa is exercising extra-constitutional authority and creating atmosphere
of hatred against the Nyishi community in the current socio-political turmoil. NES
also claimed that during Rajkhowa’s days as Chief Secretary of Assam, highest eviction
drive and encroachment of Arunachal territory by the Assam Forest and Police forces
took place under his direct supervision.
Further NES also alleged that Union Minister of State (Home) Kiren Rijiju is orchestrating
the present political turmoil. NES also took a dig at the viral audio clippings of
Kalikho Pul that appeared in the social media and instant messaging sites wherein
he has made inflammatory remarks about Nyishi tribe and also implicating the local
MLA on Tarasso carnage of last year. NES warned that due to mishandling of the present
political situation by JP Rajkhowa and his political puppet Kalikho Pul, if any untoward
incident and law & order problem arises they will be squarely held responsible.
Child with Special Needs
SEPPA, Dec 17: A Two-Day Medical Assessment Camp under SSA’s programme for Child
with Special Needs (CWSN) was held at BRC building, Seppa and PHC Pakoti on Wednesday.
A medical team comprising Dr S.K Suman, Dr.Tage Tagiang, Dr. K.Soping along with
medical staff conducted the camps. During the camps, 175 Children with Special Needs
were identified and registered for provision of different types of aides and appliances
for various disabilities. The assessment camp was organized under the supervision
of Asing Lamgu, BEO (HQ). DIPRO
DA official dies
ITANAGAR, Dec 17: Officers and staffs of DC office Yupia, has condoled sad demise
of M. Bhattacharjee, Head Assistant (HA) and a minute’s silence was observed in his
remembrance. Late Bhattacharjee joined the service in 1987 and was holding the post
of Head Assistance in DC Office till his death. DIPRO
‘Maintain peace & harmony’
ITANAGAR, Dec 17: Abo Tani Clan Organization (ATCO) has appealed to all Abotani clan
in the state to maintain peace and harmony and brotherhood during the present political
Private road renovated
ITANAGAR, Dec 17: The maintenance work of private road including drainage system,
CC pavement, culvert etc from Jesus Second Coming Christian Prayer Centre, Saker
Dokap to Toyota Dealer (NH 52 A) has been completed with the support of Joram Meney,
Healing ministry, prayer warrior team, Councillor of Ward No 18 and general public.
This was informed by Prayer Centre Management Development Committee in a release
Mass awareness campaign on education
From a correspondent
MECHUKHA, Dec 17: A mass educational awareness campaign themed “Say Yes to Education
and No to Alcohol, Drugs and Smoking” was organized by the Voluntary Star Campaigners’
Association at Mechukha on December 12 last.
The Voluntary Star Campaigners’ Association is founded by Mechukha ADC Tungge Loya.
The day-long campaign was attended by the officials, HoDs, PRI leaders, public leaders,
senior citizens, businessmen, NG0s, parents, teachers, students and general public.
In the campaign, value of quality education was explained in details by the ADC-cum-Chairman
of the association, Tungge Loya. He advised the students to go for quality education
and avoid alcohol, drugs and smoking.
Chairman Onge Welfare Society Gebu Onge also gave detailed overview on the importance
of education for overall development.
CDPO Bahi Koyu spoke on the importance of discipline and hard working in one’s life.
Principal TsoYargey, Public School also talked about value of discipline to become
successful in life.
Community Health Centre, Mechukha MO Dr Gebu Sona highlighted on the ill effects
of alcohol, drugs and smoking on health and Swacch Bharat Abhiyan.
Raj Bhavan orders in violation of Constitution: HC
We will challenge the Court orders: Pul
Guwahati/Itanagar, Dec 17: In a major blow to the prestige of the Raj Bhavan, the
Gauhati High Court today kept in abeyance all decisions till Feb 2, including the
removal of Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Speaker Nebam Rebia.
The court order came on a writ petition filed by the Speaker challenging the Dec
9 notification issued by the Governor advancing the Assembly session to December
16 from the scheduled day of January 14, 2016.
Coming down heavily on the notification issued by Governor J P Rajkhowa advancing
the session, Justice Hrishikesh Roy observed that prima facie it was in violation
of Art 174 and 175 of the Constitution dealing with convening of the session by the
Governor and his message to House.
Issuing notice, Justice Hrishikesh Roy kept in abeyance the impugned decisions including
the notification issued by the Deputy Speaker restoring the membership of 14 suspended
MLAs and the holding of the "session" at a new place and also the decision taken
at the "session" on Wednesday in which the Speaker was removed.
The judge allowed petitioner Kapil Sibal to implead the government of Arunachal Pradesh
as a party respondent as he posted the case for next hearing on February 1 next year.
Sibal, while talking to reporters in Guwahati after the Court decision said that
“Governor had taken one sided decision”, reports PTI.
Speaking to ATNS, Kalikho Pul, the projected Chief Ministerial candidate of the dissident
Congress and BJP, said that the orders of the High Court would be challenged after
he gets the copy of the orders. He termed the Tuki led Congress govt a minority.
What kind of government allows a highway to be blocked for seven hours, Pul asked
as he accused the government of undermining the comfort and security of the people.
People are not safe in the hands of the government that resorts to violence, he said.
Pul said that Speaker was not fair in his handling of the case of MLAs who were forced
to resign. “The Speaker never heard them so there was no scope of natural justice”,
Pained Governor to appeal against the HC order
ITANAGAR, Dec 17: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh J P Rajkohwa has decided to appeal
against the High Court Order for which legal options are under examination. After
obtaining all relevant documents including the Writ petition filed and the copy of
the Order of the Single Judge Bench, an appeal will be made, said a release from
“Governor is extremely surprised to know from TV channels that a Single Judge Bench
of Guwahati High Court Justice Hrishikesh Roy had issued a Stay Order staying the
Order of the Governor (Dec 9 preponing the Legislative Assembly from Jan 14 to Dec
16) under Art. 174(1) of the Constitution of India and also other proceedings including
removal of speaker Nabam Rebia by a resolution of 33 MLAs and asking for maintaining
status quo ante, while the proceedings had already taken place much earlier and no
confidence motion against Council of Ministers led by Nabam Tuki also passed well
ahead of the Order passed by the Single Judge Bench, which reportedly took place
much later on Dec 17, read the statement from the Raj Bhavan.
Justice H Roy has also cast aspersion on the Governor, of allegedly having taken
side of a party, without going through records and materials available in the Governor`s
secretariat, the release stated.
“Governor is pained to observe that no notice or opportunity was given to the Governor/Governor`s
secretariat of the writ petition filed in the Court, reportedly on behalf of the
removed Speaker Nabam Rebia.
Capital witness tense situation
[ Appu Gapak ]
NAHARLAGUN, Dec 17: There was chaos in the streets of Naharlagun and Itanagar as
pro Tuki and pro Pul camps took to the streets. Earlier, the Pul supporters, armed
with bamboos and BJP flags were seen in large numbers near Papu Nallah. They dispersed
but soon supporters of the government grouped blocking the National Highway near
the Ave Maria/JCB showroom. Reportedly, the blockers carrying lathis were members
of Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) and all vehicles plying had to stop creating
huge traffic chaos. However, people were allowed to walk.
The blockade continued throughout the afternoon with slogan shouting and burning
of tyres. The blockers refused to budge even with Magistrates DC Papum Pare, Tai
Kaye and CEO, Talo Potom pacifying and reasoning with them. Large numbers of ITBP
personnel were stationed at the spot to contain any untoward incident. The blockade
was lifted around 7 pm, after the administration threatened to take action.
Congress women undress in
protest against Rajkhowa
ITANAGAR, Dec 17: Large number of women Congress workers today protested outside
Rajbhavan against the state governor JP Rajkhowa alleging him of murdering democracy
in the state.
They were protesting under the banner of Arunachal Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee
(APMCC). In a first of its kind in the history of Arunachal, Mahila Congress members
protested by taking off their blouses as they launched blistering attack on Governor
alleging him of creating volatile situation in the state.
Women literally stormed every vehicle with a siren and beacon crossing the route.
The women group which initially staged protest along the Itanagar - Naharlagun route
leading to Raj Bhavan later rallied towards Raj Bhavan and held a sit-in protest
outside the Raj Bhavan. All the roads leading to three gates of the Raj Bhavan were
blocked. The women, later allegedly feasted near the road leading to the gate of
the Raj Bhavan.
No confidence on Tuki, says rebels
ITANAGAR, Dec 17: 11 BJP, 2 independent and rebel Congress MLAs joined hands to show
"no confidence" in the Nabam Tuki-led Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh and
confidence in Kalikho Pul, a member of the House to head a new Council of Ministers
and it’s swearing in.
The motion was moved by 11 BJP MLAs and two independent members.
This time the session was held in a hotel where the rebel Congress MLAs are camping.
This comes a day after they "impeached" Speaker Nabam Rebia in a community hall since
the Legislative Assembly premises was sealed.
33 members of the 60-member house, including 20 dissident Congress MLAs, later elected
Kalikho Pul as the new leader of the House.
Moving the motion, Leader of Opposition Tamiyo Taga said that the house lacks confidence
in the council of minister led by Tuki because of miss-governance, nepotism, corruption,
for which the members are withdrawing their support.
The chief minister Nabam Tuki and his 26 colleagues have already refused to attend
the “session” terming it unconstitutional.
“The GoI is releasing Rs 516 crore every month, but there is no AOP since Tuki came
to power in 2011. No fund for development. All funds are in civil deposits and diverted
to projects not meant for the purpose. The huge central disaster relief funds are
misused and mostly spent in Papum Pare district as I had highlighted in the last
budget session,” Taga informed.
CM seeks President and Prime Minister’s intervention
ITANAGAR, Dec 17: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has written to President Pranab Mukherjee
and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday seeking their intervention in the political
crisis in Arunachal, “to uphold the ideals as enshrined in the Constitution”.
The state has witnessed unprecedented political activities after the Governor J P
Rajkhowa issued orders calling for leghislative session on Dec 16 instead of notified
"As per the provisions of Article 174 of Constitution, the Governor can summon session
of the Legislative Assembly only on the aid and advice of the Chief Minister and
his Council of Ministers. On the contrary, the Governor, on the strength of Article
175(2) issues a message for summoning a session," the letter read.
“The Governor, not stopping by issuing this illegal order, also issues the agenda
of the business to be transacted by selectively taking up pending business of removal
of the Speaker to be chaired by the Deputy Speaker whereas the notice for removal
of Deputy Speaker was submitted earlier to the Assembly secretariat," Tuki said.
The Chief Minister’s letters further added that "In utter violation of all norms
and laid down procedures, the Deputy Speaker, who stands disqualified along with
some legislators convenes the illegal session with the permission of the Governor,
in a badminton court and passes resolution for removal of the Speaker,".
"This is unprecedented murder of democracy and bypass of a democratically-elected
government and in contravention to the provisions and ideals of the Constitution”,
the letter added.
Papum Pare emerge as Champion at Mini Olympic
ITANAGAR, Dec 17: The four-day Mini Olympic Games concluded with final football match
between Kurung Kumey and Papum Pare at Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy (SLSA) playground,
Chimpu near here today.
Kurung Kumey defeated Papum Pare by solitary goal to become champion. With just two
minutes to go, Gyamar Kuku scored the winning goal bringing cheers to the supporters.
Papum Pare with 282 points won the overall Championship in the Games. Kurung Kumey
with 191 points and Tirap (166 pts) came second and third respectively.
West Kameng with three gold medals emerged overall champion in men’s Boxing.
Karling Natung of East Kameng and Posen Kongkang of Tirap were adjudged best boxers
in men and women’s category respectively. Tadar Agung of Papum Pare and Tang Devi
of the same district were declared ‘best lifter’ and ‘best woman lifter’ respectively.
Teli Tayo Camdir of Papum Pare and Ha Yapa of Kurung Kumey were declared as the best
athletes in men and women’s category respectively.
In Carrom (men), Nabam Dokho and Lika Tado of Papum Pare won the Gold and Silver
medals respectively. The bronze medal was won by Kinji Ebiya of Upper Subansiri.
In women’s category (Carrom), Hari Yangum won the gold medal defeating Charu Sumnia
(Sil) of Kra Daadi. Tana Ania of Papum Pare won the Bronze medal.
Director, Youth Affairs DK Dinglow, Sports Authority of Arunachal Vice Chairman and
AOA Secretary General Gechi Doke, Arunachal Karate Do Association (AKA) President
Shihan Likha Tara gave away trophies to the winners, runners up and third place finisher.
The closing ceremony was relatively a low key affair due to ongoing political turmoil
in the state capital. It has affected the Games to a certain extent in terms of audience
turn out and events held. One football semifinal and the final match had to be shifted
abruptly from RG Stadium, opposite to State Legislative Assembly, Naharlagun, to
The Games was organized by Arunachal Olympic Association under the aegis of Department
of Sports, where more than 1300 athletes from 17 districts affiliated with AOA took
part. The Games flag was lowered by Dinglow marking the end of the four- day sporting
Cong protests on Arunachal issue, LS adjourned
New Delhi, Dec 17: Congress' attempt to raise the issue of political developments
in Arunachal Pradesh led to the abrupt adjournment of the Lok Sabha on Thursday after
the Speaker disallowed party leader Mallikarjun Kharge from raising the issue.
The adjournment followed noisy scenes when several BJP members protested against
the practice of Congress members raising their issues after trying to disrupt the
House, inviting vociferous protests from the opposition party.
Amid the protests, Kharge raised the issue of developments in Arunachal and was immediately
disallowed with the Speaker observing that she had allowed the matter to be raised
yesterday. Then, she abruptly adjourned the House for lunch recess.
However, Congress members, unlike the last three days, did not walk out and remained
in the House in an apparent change of tactic.
Congress leaders, including Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, had yesterday met President Pranab
Mukherjee and lodged a strong protest against state Governor Jyoti Prashad Rajkhowa,
accusing the Modi government of trying to "oust" the Congress regime in Arunachal
Pradesh with a "pre-planned design". PTI
Villagers urged to adopt alternative
means of livelihood
ZPM urges Forest Dept to take measure
to stop wild animals from go stray
SEIJOSA, Dec 17: Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) of Seijosa TR Tapu appealed
to the public of the area to adopt alternative source of livelihood instead of indulging
in illegal timber trade, hunting and fishing.
Explaining in details about the negative effects of deforestation on environment
in an awareness programme at GHSS, Seijosa yesterday, the ADC appealed to the members
of the organizer to find alternative means of income generation for those poor villagers,
who have involved themselves in such illegal activities as means of livelihood in
Seijosa DFO T Tapi also called upon the people of the area not to destruct forest
and forest resources for peaceful coexistence between men and wild animals. He appealed
to all those involved in such illegal activities to control greed to make money and
preserve the forest resources instead.
Informing about destruction of paddy fields, houses, killing of domestic animals
by stray elephants and tigers from Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary, ZPM Pani Tayem urged
the Forest Department for granting compensation to the affected villagers. He also
urged the Department to take measures so that elephants, tigers and other wild animals
do not stray into human habitation in search of food.
He was also strongly against the use of hazardous chemicals, poison, explosive materials
for fishing and hunting. The ZPM stressed the need for organizing such public awareness
campaign to make the people aware about the importance of protection and conservation
of forests, wildlife and other forest resources.
The ZPM said that the Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary can be a source of income generation
for the unemployed youth by engaging themselves in various tourism related activities.
Saying that maintaining ecosystem through conservation of flora and fauna ensures
a rich and healthy environment and society, Nama Nabam, one of the senior members
of the area, advised villagers to refrain from illegal felling of trees, fishing
and hunting. He also advocated for imposing hefty fine against the wrong doers.
The awareness programme on deforestation was held under the chairmanship of Kocho
Nampe, AGS, Arunachal Greenery Society.
SIRD orientation on Village Development Plan
ITANAGAR, Dec 17: Four days State Level Orientation Programme on Gram Panchayat Development
Plan under ‘My Village My Development Plan’ (MVMDP), for Member Secretaries, concluded
at SIRD, Itanagar today.
During the Programme, Director SIRD, B.J.Duia said that the Gram Panchayat Plan should
be need-based and emanate from grassroots level to the top. He apprised that Government
of Arunachal Pradesh has found it necessary that Intensive Training Programme should
take place in which SIRD-SPRC shall be the guiding force. He further stressed that
Administrative officers play a proactive role in the process.
In the programme, Deputy Director, SIRD, Dr. V.K Sharma while addressing the participants,
encouraged all the Member Secretaries to work out collectively at Gram Panchayat
level for vibrant Panchayats.
RGPSA SNO Likha Kiran Kabak said that it is mandatory for the Gram Panchayat to have
Plans and the funds be transferred to Gram Panchayat. She also apprised the Member
Secretaries about the IPPE which is required to carry out in all CD Blocks of Arunachal
Pradesh. However, the responsibility of planning in this initial year of 14th Finance
Commission is shouldered to the BPT in Mission Antyodaya Block and Gram Panchayat
Development Committee in Non-Mission Antyodaya Block and Member Secretary is the
Charge Officer of Gram Panchayat Development Committee as per the draft guideline
of Gram Panchayat Development Committee.
Faculties from SIRD-SPRC took sessions on topics including Planning Premise Development,
Household Survey, PRA, Situation Analysis and Projectisation, Role of PES in MVMDP
besides Panel Discussion on issue pertaining to RD&PR during the course.
This programme was co-ordinated by the Course Director, Mihin Lali, Assistant Director
Arunachal wins national event
[ Karyir Riba ]
Roing, Dec 17: Arunachal Pradesh emerged as winners in the National Level Tribal
Scouts/Guides/Rovers/Rangers Meet 2015 which was held at the State Training Center
of Hajaribagh, Jharkhand between Dec 10th to 14th, bringing much laurel to the state.
A team from Lower Dibang Valley district consisting of four scouts, Dukha Mimi, Hularu
Mekola, Haki Meto and Aya Mili, and four guides, Jihu Mito, Yaami Meto, Umiya Lingi
and Pipi Miso, represented Arunachal Pradesh in the event, in which 14 different
states of India had taken part. The team was escorted and guided by DTO Somit Mena
and Guide Captain of Government Primary School Intaya Anita Lingi.
The team won 10 prizes in the 11 different activities of the event that included
competition in folk song, folk dance, food plaza, village fair & games, exhibitions,
physical display, rangoli & wall painting, integration march, camp fire and youth
forum. On the basis of overall performance, the organising committee and staff of
the event declared the Arunachal Contingent as the best participant state in terms
of their punctuality, discipline, performance and restless effort put in all of
the activities of the event.
"Our traditional attire and other display of traditional song, dance, exhibition
etc, had attracted a hoard of Jharkhand's local media too, making us very proud",