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ARCS/DRCS assured to look into problems

NAHARLAGUN, Feb 4: The Minister for Cooperation and Civil Supply Tanga Byaling  today assured to consider the problem/ profile presented by the ARCS/ DRCS in a review meeting as very urgent and discuss the matter with the Minister of Planning, Minister of Finance and CM as soon as possible.

Addressing a review meeting conducted by the State Cooperative Society, Naharlagun here today Byaling said that the word ‘Cooperative’ itself means everything hence such review meeting is very important to understand the problem of the department and bring about coordination and cooperation amongst the officers so that they can work for the benefit to the people.

The meeting discussed the district profiles presented by all the ARCS/ DRCS which includes over and under staff in one district, fund position, developmental work of the Society, audit position and problem of Society in the field of establishment, Cooperative Union and miscellaneous items.

Encouraging the Society for such meeting, the Parliamentary Sec. for Coop. Nido Pavitra noticed the problems faced by the ARCS/ DRCS of all the districts and also assured to take upon the problem to the concerned authority. He also assured the officers to look into the matters on pending liabilities as early as possible.

Secretary Coop. A. B Sukla in his speech thanked the department for organizing such meeting and thanked the Minister for his cooperation. He said the Cooperative Movement which was started from North East way back in history is not doing so well in its developmental work as compare to other state. He, therefore, urged the officers to cooperate and work hard in making the society move forward in every aspect and for the betterment of the general public. DIPR


Under water servey in Gekar Sinyi

ITANAGAR, Feb 4: Parliamentary Secretary, Fishery JK Panggeng, Director Fishery Tage Moda, Deputy Director Fishery N Mowke and other officers and officials of Directorate of Fishery visited Gekar Sinyi today to assess the ground reality of the lake for survey and under water investigations.

The survey and under water investigations will be carried out by a team of Navy divers being called from Eastern Naval Commanding Head quarter, Kolkata. They are arriving here on February 5 and will carry out under water survey and investigation of the lake from February 6-12.


Action against culprits demanded

ITANAGAR, Feb 4: Citing the example of last year’s ugly incident at Daporijo, the All Collegians Co-ordination Committee of Upper Subansiri district said that the recent alleged act of firing by CRPF personnel on innocent public leaving one of them grievously injured, was just reminiscence of the previous horrendous experience. Incidentally, both the incidents occurred at a same place and within a year.

It seems, the armed forces personnel, who are considered to be the savior of law are in a rat race to break the law, the union rued.  While condemning the shameful act by the so called para-military forces, the union urged the authorities concerned to bring the culprit to book immediately and punish as per law.

Meanwhile, Upper Subansiri Galo Students’ Union appealed to the authorities concerned to look after the injured person, who has been reportedly battling for his life at a city hospital in Guwahati. It also demanded immediate action against those involved in the incident.


Governor apprises PM on current status of projects

ITANAGAR, Feb 4: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh, who is on an official tour to the National Capital called on the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh at New Delhi recently.

During the meeting, the Governor briefed the Prime Minister on the progress of work of the package which was announced by latter for the development of the state during his maiden visit to the state in 31st January 2008. Gen Singh apprised Dr. Singh on the current status of projects under the Package including Trans-Arunachal Highway, two lane connectivity to all the district headquarters, four lane connectivity from Guwahati to Itanagar, Border Village Illumination Programme, road connectivity of 513 villages under PMGSY, a new green-field airport at Itanagar, rail connectivity for Itanagar, operationalising of nine old air-strips and on the Power Projects. He also accentuated on the need to speed up the implementation of these projects.

While briefing on the current security situation in Tirap-Changlang,  the Governor called adequate force deployment, which he pointed must be more than the present number. He also stressed on the need to augment the same for effective border management.

Gen Singh reiterated the need to raise the Arunachal Scout battalions and not dilute the concept to raising of a company worth of troops.

In a significant effort to remove the bottleneck in the road communication sector, especially in the remote eastern part of the State, the Governor requested Prime Minister for a black top road link from Miao to Vijaynagar under PMGSY and special allocation of funds for the same. Vijaynagar, he pointed, is the eastern most salient area of Changlang district, jutting in Myanmar as of now remains air maintained for its subsistence. This road link when it comes up will also make the journey of Namdapha Reserve forest complete, giving impetus to eco tourism.  Carrying forward State Government’s effort in border trade, Gen Singh briefed Dr. Singh on the need for operationalising the Land custom Station at Pangsau Pass to develop trade links with Myanmar.

Governor assured the Prime Minister of the commitment of the State Government to ensure his vision as stated by him “Arunachal Pradesh will rise from the East as a new star and become one of the best regions of our country” will be realized in near future. PRO to Governor


ANSU demands action

ITANAGAR, Feb 4: The alleged provocative and inflammatory speech against a particular community of the state by a senior lecturer, AITS, RGU on Republic Day has drawn ire from All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU).

“The provocative speech intended to hurt the self-dignity and honour of the tribal community,” the ANSU in a press release said. While condemning the alleged abusive and provocative statement of the senior lecturer, ANSU informed that an FIR in this regard was lodged at Doimukh Police station on Jan 26. However, law enforcing agency failed to initiate the legal action, the ANSU said  and demanded arrest of the senior lecturer within 24 hours, failing which, it threatened to launch a series of democratic movement.

Meanwhile, the union vehemently condemned the incident that occurred on Jan 25 in which Vice Chancellor of the RGU was assaulted. RGU is the lone central university and it is the centre of wisdom and academic career for the students of the  state, the union said adding attack on the authority of the premier institution is highly condemnable and unprecedented. At the same time it is inappropriate and unjustified to drag the name of innocent persons into the incident, the union said.


Mass social service conducted to mark RGU Foundation Day

ITANAGAR, Feb 4: Rajiv Gandhi University observed 27th foundation day with social service around its premises here today. Large numbers of students, faculty and staffs participated in mass clean drive while maintaining the theme of his Excellency of Arunachal Pradesh “Clean and Green”. RGU makes eco-friendly environment around its campus.

Generally, the university celebrates its foundation day by inviting prominent scholars of repute from national and international level for delivering the foundation day lecture, but this year the university opted to do something different with a social message attached to all.

“Cleanliness is Godliness, and Charity begins at home”, keeping this in view,  Vice Chancellor in charge, Prof. A. Mitra had conducted this social service. He proudly expressed that the university has successfully comes up with the publication of Human Development Report of the state which usually are done by NGOs.

Deputy Registrar incharge, and organiser of the function today, Nani T. Jose, Dr. Tomo Riba, Controller of Examination  and President of RGU Students Union, Tayuk Sonam also spoke on the occasion.

A friendly cricket match between the student XI and Employees XI was held as a part of the foundation day, which was won by employees XI by 6 wkts. The man of the match was conferred to Nich Bapu who struck 43 runs and hauled 3 wkts for the winning side.

The function was fully graced by all members of the university.


Death of former MP mourned

ITANAGAR, Feb 4: The rank and file of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), including frontal wings leaders, senior party leaders mourned the death of the first erstwhile NEFA MP Lok Sabha and a freedom fighter from Arunachal Pradesh  Chow Khamoon  Gohain Namshum.

In a condolence meeting held today, state BJP leaders expressed shock over the death of veteran leader and Freedom Fighter who rendered selfless services towards the motherland. His socio-political contributions immensely would be remembered  and would be the source of inspiration for the younger generations, the meeting observed while recalling the contributions of Namshum.

The Party workers and leaders observed  2 minutes silence in honour of the departed soul and prayed Almighty God for his  eternal peace and give enough strength to the bereaved family members.

The BJP also welcomed and hailed the prompt decision of the State Governor to accord State Honour to the departed leader.

Meanwhile, former MLA Roding Pertin  condoled the death of  late Chow Khamoon Gohain Namshum.

Though death is inevitable for every human being but his death has created a vacuum which will not be filled in the years to come, Pertin said in a condolence message.

While conveying deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family, the former MLA prayed for eternal peace for the departed soul.

MP Takam Sanjay also extended his condolence to the bereaved family members of Namshum.


AAPWU slams attack on work force


ROING, Feb 4: All Arunachal Pradesh Worker Union (AAPWU) has expressed strong anguished over the series of atrocities meted out to its workers during duty hours at various pocket of the township over the last few days.

A worker of power department was manhandled by the mischief makers for a silly season of not getting sufficient voltage at late night while the worker was on duty at power house a few days back.

Yet another incident 3 workers of Deopani Hydel phase-I were beaten up by the adjacent villagers for not providing power. When the villagers rushed inside the Hydel, the workers were engaged in renovating the defected machine, according to AAPWU release.  

Stating that both the incidents are condemnable, the AAPWU dist unit Lower Dibang Valley submitted a complaint letter to the DC urging to ensure protection and a instil a sense of security to the workers that were undergoing a harrowing stage due to repeated attack on them during duty hours.  This kind of perpetrated injustice to our workers cannot be tolerated. On any minor or major occasion, the workers are being  harassed, which  is condemnable by every citizens, said Ita Mimi President AAPWU dist unit LDV.


APDA goes global with launch of website

NAHARLAGUN, Feb 4:  Parliamentary Secretary Health & Family Welfare Nido Pavitra today launched the Website of Arunachal Pradesh Doctor’s Association (APDA) -- www.apda.org.in at a function organized at the conference hall of directorate of Health services. The programmes was attended by Health & Family Welfare Secretary A. B Shukla, Director Health Services K Nishing and members of the association.

Designed with a motto to promote and advance medical and allied sciences in all the different branches, promote public health and medical education in Arunachal Pradesh, uphold the interest of  the medical profession and promote co-operation amongst the members, besides promoting all disciplines of Medical Sciences, the website included all Govt orders under Health services, AP health services rules, appointment orders of all cadre doctors, medical camps organized by the association and other important information including list of functional specialists and relevant photographs of various activities carried out by the association.

Speaking on the occasion Pavitra, while congratulating the association said that with the launched of the website, information would be disseminated to the people on various activities of the association besides other rules, provisions and facilities under the health sector. He further felt the need of having an official website of the department to make the information seekers access information about various policies and programmes in the medical field in the state. It will help the people acquaint with the latest technologies in the medical science, as sharing of information comes under Right to information and one’s fundamental right, he added.  Appreciating the AP Doctor’s Association, Health Secretary A.B Shukla said that website is a good effort of sharing information and records with other parts of the world and emphasized on refining one’s knowledge through blending of traditional wisdom with modern science in their respective streams.

Health Deputy Secretary Mamta Riba and DHS K Nishing also addressed the occasion.DIPR


Do Arunachal require para-military forces?

By Taba Ajum

ITANAGAR, Feb 4: Deployment of central forces in Arunachal Pradesh for civilian assignment is slowly turning out to be an emotional issue after recent Daporijo incident where local public clashed with CRPF jawans.

This incident comes in the wake of last year’s Christmas Day experience when CRPF personnel were again allegedly involved in a brawl with locals at Roing town. Both these happenings highlight the fact that deep down the line central forces have not been able to win the hearts of natives of the state.

Circumstances under which both the incidents took place, finger points towards the attitude of CRPF jawans. Being well trained force, they are expected to set high standards in dealing with demanding situations but on both the occasions their act has in fact deteriorated the whole picture. Also in a state like Arunachal, where numbers of crime rate are less as compared to other regions, deployment of central forces for law and order situation is like indirectly questioning capabilities of state police forces. Many of the citizens, with whom this reporter caught up, believe that presence of central forces in the street of Arunachal is not a healthy sign.

Most of them were of the view that these forces do not understand culture and traditions of the local people.  

“During one of the local festival I was driving down to Nirjuli in my traditional dress and was carrying a ‘Dao’ as tradition. ITBP forces stopped me near Model village at Naharlagun and started questioning me as to why I was carrying ‘Dao’? Despite my explanation they harassed me a lot,” informed one of the residents of Naharlagun, who wished to remain anonymous.

Another aspect which hurts local sentiment is the foul language used by jawans of central forces. “Even if we are driving with our sister and mother, these uniformed men use abusive language not even caring about them,” lamented a citizen.

All the concerned citizens opined that state police should take lead role in maintaining law and order in the entire state. “Our government should avoid dependency on central forces and instead use state police for maintaining order in the society. For this our police force should be better trained,” told Tarak Eha, who is a legal adviser cum spokesperson of All Papum Pare District Student Union (APPDSU).

If one visits some of the hospitals in capital complex, emergency ward staff will tell about those people coming with injurious caused by beating at the hand of central forces. “I myself had handled two cases of patients coming with grave injuries after they were thrashed by jawans of central forces. Reasons being petty one like wrong parking of bike or riding without helmet,” informed one of the doctors of a city hospital.

There is a growing anger among citizens of Arunachal about the repeated incidents of central forces troubling local citizens. State government needs to take notice of this sentiment and make sure that incidents like that of Daporijo and Roing should not happen again. People of this state are peace loving and had always shared strong rapport with central forces and army.

Being citizens of border area, Arunachalees truly understand value of these forces and expect them to respect local sentiments too.


Sporadic bamboo flowering in Changlang district

CHANGLANG, Feb 4: Sporadic bamboo flowering and fruiting in Dendrocala-mus hamiltonii , a wild species  in Changlang, have begun in  large patches in Changlang district. The worst hit areas are in between 10th to 14 mile of Margherita-Changlang road under social forestry division.

Chimoy Simai, DFO, Changlang informed that the flowering had started during the month of January 2010 but mass blooming has occurred during last few days. He informed that the bamboo species like Bambusa tulda, Bambusa balcoa, Dendrocalamus giganteus etc are also found in Changlang, however, these species are not affected.

Bamboo flowers once in 30-40 years. During flowering of bamboo, it is said these rodents feast on these bamboo seeds and multiply themselves in terms of ten thousands in a year. Once the seeds are exhausted, they look for an alternate source of feed in agricultural crops, thereby causing extensive damage to the agricultural produce, informed Simai.  However, the farmers have at least a little consolation in the fact that the flowering is taking place in an agricultural off-season when the crops have already harvested. DIPRO


Workshop on cane and bamboo handicrafts gets underway

ITANAGAR, Feb 4: A “Design and Technical Development Workshop on Cane and Bamboo Handicrafts”  is being organized  by Kera Dadig Multipurpose Society, Sangram from Feb to  Feb 15 at Sangram, Kurung Kumey District. It is being sponsored by Development Commissioner Handicrafts, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India.

The workshop is guiding by  Jagadish Sarmah, Empanelled Designer, Development Commissioner (H), NER and one Master Craftsman on Cane and Bamboo Handicrafts to train the artisans for technology up-gradation and to create new innovative crafts of Cane and Bamboo which have market capturing ability, market potentiality inside/outside of the country.  

The main object of the workshop is to bring special focus for economic development of the artisans by engaging them in the development, promotion & marketing of handicrafts finish products in the Trade Fare, Exhibitions,  etc being organized by in various level. 30 Nos. of artisans will be directly benefited.

On the 1st day of Inaugural Function, Tai Yapang, ZPM, T. Riba, Circle Officer, Sangram were graced on the occasion as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively.  Bamang Kalik, ASM, Tai Yaney, ASM, Ngurang Yagi, ASM and Tai Gungte, Chairman, Nikam Foundation Society, Sangram were  special Invitees.

While addressing on the function, the Chief Guest appraised the workshop as it is the 1st ever workshop conducted amongst the societies in the Kurung Kumey District. The workshop have great significant in growing unemployment problem. T. Riba, Circle Officer Sangram in his speech encouraged the artisans.  The training whatever imparted knowledge for producing finish products are like wealth for the artisans. On the occasion, invited Anchal Samiti Members and Chairman Nikam Foundation Society were also spoke on the occasion.


Meeting stress on exploring tourism potentials of East Kameng

SEPPA, Feb 4: The 3rd District Level Monitoring & 1st District Level Tourism Development meeting held here under the chairmanship of DC, Pige Ligu with PR leaders, HODs & Admn. officers.

While highlighting the aim & objectives of the meeting, Vijay Sonam, DPO presented details of the schemes sanctioned under TFC/SPA/ACA/RIDF etc during the year 2008-09.

After phase-wise discussion & presentation by various implementing Agencies, the DC cum chairman requested all the agencies to submit detail report pertaining to physical & financial achievement along with photographs within short period so as to ascertain work quality & have transperancy in the greater interest of the public.

Meanwhile,the DC who once happened to be Director of Tourism Depptt., gave a brief description on promotion & development of Tourism in East Kameng District. He said natural resources must be explored & for this he insisted on infrastructural development. Requesting all the implementing Agencies for early completion of ongoing projects under Tourism and the PR leaders and public to cooperate in ongoing schemes for construction of  Tourist lodge at Seppa, Bana,Wessang etc, he pointed out that to attract tourist and  make East Kameng one of the most beautiful tourist place, approval of additional tourist circuit extending from Seppa to Chayang Tajo upto Nyapin-Koloriang via Bameng,Khenewa & Lada may be persued to the Govt. for consideration. He also emphasized on promoting Adventure Sports like trekking, mountaineering, Rafting, Angling, para sailing etc and said that for this hunting  and  killing of animals, birds, fishes  and destroying of nature should be completely stopped if Tourism is to be promoted in East Kameng District.  DIPRO


Students urged not to use tobacco

ITANAGAR, Feb 4: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union president Takam Tatung in a meeting of All Mengio Students’ Union (AMSU) here at Itanagar urged the student to support any legal issues for the better development of the students’ organization and also advised the students not to use tobacco and mobile phone in the school and not to organize unnecessary excursion programme.

However, he suggested that the excursion programme should be only for the qualified students.


Office inaugurations

ITANAGAR, Feb 4: MP Takam Sanjay and Parliamentary Secretary Transport Kariko Kri have consented to attend the inaugural ceremony of Office of the All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation, (AAPPTF) as chief guest and guest of honour at Naharlagun on February 19.



NHPC earns profit after tax of over Rs 1700 crore

ITANAGAR, Feb 4: During the nine months ended 31.12.2009, NHPC Limited has registered profit after tax of Rs 1700.35 crore as against Rs 1047.86 crore for the corresponding previous period. The sales of Corporation have increased to Rs 3579.60 crore from Rs 2234.89 crore for previous period. The increase is mainly due to earlier year sales arising out of finalization and revision of tariff in respect of power stations, says a release.


Awareness Camp

AALO, Feb 4: Maryom Kato, ASM chaired an Awareness Camp on Livestock Insurance, Fertility, Livestock Farming, and Vaccination organized by the Animal Husbandry Department in collaboration with Karga Youth Association at Karga Village on Jan 28.

Dr. Monya Kato Jini, DVO while explaining the objective of the Awareness Camp advised the farmers to take up Animal Husbandry as an occupation to boost economy and sustainable sources.

The resource persons of the Awareness Camp were Dr. Jummo Ete, SVO, Dr. Taking Gammi, SVO and others. DIPRO


AAPWU demands health care centre, rest house for labourers

ITANAGAR, Feb 4: Highlighting the hardship faced by the working community in the state, All Arunachal Pradesh Workers Union (AAWU) has submitted a memorandum to the chairman, APB & OCWB for quick redressal of their grievances.

While emphasizing the need of separate cooperative shops for the working class for purchasing ration items, the union alleged that labourers are even sidelined from the queue whenever they go for purchasing ration items from cooperative shops.

Further, the labourers with limited earnings can not afford to go for any treatment in private run hospitals due to cost factor while Govt. hospitals are time bound. Hence, a separate health care centre at Itanagar along with ambulance for this working class people is an urgent need, the memorandum said. It also urged the APB & OCWB for construction of Rest House at Itanagar for the visiting labourers from out side the state capital, who can not afford to lodge in hotels.

Meanwhile, AAPWA has appointed Techi Tara as Working President, Changma Tajo as Secretary General of AAPWA and PD Jamchampa and Sartam Tallang as President and Advisor of the Association’ West Kameng unit.


Two-day training cum on farm trial demonstration

ITANAGAR, Feb 4: KVK Upper Siang conducted two-day training cum on farm trail demonstration on different variety of potatoes and technology know-how by respective SMS on February 2 and 3.

20 farmers have attended the training programme.

Programme coordinator Dr DS Chonkar highlighted the activities of KVK and gave lectures on package and practices of potato cultivation.

During the practical session T Tabin SMS (PP) explained some tips on late blight of Potatoes and demonstrated how to manage diseases and pest problems of potatoes.

He encourage on bio-methodical pest management and organic cultivation which is an eco friendly.

In the second day Dr Deepa Lahkar sms (vety) taken up another training on campus training on common diseases of poultry and their managements.

On the occasion, she elaborated on symptoms, reasons, management and poultry diseases.

Meanwhile, appreciating the organizing team, the farmers appealed the team to organize more such training programme on other crops and animals issues.


Tirap DWSC formed

ITANAGAR, Feb 4: A meeting of total sanitation was held at NBF Hall, Khonsa on Feb 3 in which the District Water and Sanitation Committee headed by the DC as Chairman and EE, PHED as Member Secretary was constituted.

In his address W. Lowang, DC asked the members to create awareness among people on sanitation campaign to make the programme a success.

Earlier, in his welcome address, ZPM Chairperson Rongnai Maham asked Panchayat leaders to cooperate with executing agencies to make the total sanitation programme successful in the district adding that the Panchayat members must inculcate work culture in the villages. While underscoring the importance of total sanitation programme which was directly related to the health of the people, the Chairperson said that the programme had taken off late in the district as there was no Panchayat body in Tirap till last year. He however, appreciated the effort of the PHED.

In his power-point presentation, K. Pertin, EE, PHED said that total sanitation programme was accorded top priority by Govt. of India adding that people’s active participation was the need of the hour. He further said that total sanitation programme was a success in many districts of the state and told the members that effort was on to replicate those schemes in Tirap district. ZPMs, ASM Chairpersons and members of the committee attended. DIPRO


Doctors urged to join duty

ITANAGAR, Feb 4: While appreciating the government for posting three doctors one each at Damin, Parsi-Parlo and Sarli, the Koloriang Damin Parsi-Parlo and Sarli Students Union (KDPPSSU) has urged the doctors to join duties immediately in their respective posting places.

According to KDPPSSU claim, two doctors posted at Parsi-Parlo and Sarli have not yet joined duty.

While lauding the Kurung Kumey DMO Dr. Higio Tama for rendering valuable services with the limited resources available with him, the student union urged the PR leaders to extend help to the medical departments by providing temporary accommodation to the medical officers at Sarli and Parsi-Parlo. The union also claimed that insufficient staff and medicines handicapped the health delivery system at Koloriang. It also urged the government not effect any transfer order of health officers and other staff from Koloriang until and unless sufficient staff is not posted.


MWS entrepreneur development prog

ITANAGAR, Feb 4: Manghi Welfare Society, Sangram conducted entrepreneurship development programme at Sangram.

The programme was sponsored by NABARD under its rural non farm sector programme.

Altogether, 25 women were trained for weaving and designing shawl and gale.

The closing ceremony was attended by CO T Riba and ADEO, Education department T Azad as chief guest and guest of honour.

The chief guest assured to donate three sewing machines to the SHGs.


School inaugurations

ITANAGAR, Feb 4: Anchal Samity Member, 38th Songo-Boa Anchal Segment Pachang Tago thanked MLA Er. Markio Tado for inauguration of government primary school, Songo recently.

Later, emphasizing the importance of education in a public meeting, he appealed the public to work hard for the better development and functioning of the school.

Meanwhile, responding to a memorandum submitted by head master and the organizing committee of the school. Tado assured to put forward their grievances to the higher authority for needful grant of fund for school development and assured to provide a sum of Rs 5 lacs form the MLA LAD fund for immediate construction of temporary school building and procurement of furniture.

ASM also thanked MP Takam Sanjay for his tireless efforts for the creation of the Sango school and also MLA Takam Tagar, for his cooperation and support to the organizing committee.


MSME entrepreneur development prog

ITANAGAR, Feb 4: Branch MSME Development Institute, Itanagar in collaboration with E. age solution computer education, Nirjuli are conducting entrepreneurship skill development programme on Basic of computer for unemployed youth at EASCC, Nirjuli from February 5-18.


MLA’s assurance to ANYA

ITANAGAR, Feb 4: The members of All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) claimed that MLA Nido Pavitro has assured his help and cooperation to ANYA in fulfilling the aims and objective of the Association. The MLA had given this assurance during a picnic party organized by the association recently. The MLA was accompanied in the picnic party by Addl. Dist. Magistrate Talo Potom.


ARWA executives re-shuffled

ITANAGAR, Feb 4: All Rebe Welfare Association (ARWA), Chayangtajo re-shuffled its executive members with Siyang Rebe and Ashok Rebe as President and Secretary of the association recently..


Lohit girls bring laurel to district

TEZU, Feb 4: The Lohit Girl football team lifted the first ever girls football tournament held at Roing recently.

In the thrilling final match played at Roing football ground, Lohit girls pipped its opponent Lower Dibang Valley 1-0 . The all important goal for Lohit was scored by Sunita Korong.

The Lohit eves team was trained by coach and AMSU Sports Secretary Bathoso Chikro.

The tournament was organized to promote games and sports among Mishmi girls of  Upper and Lower Dibang Valley, Lohit   and Anjaw districts. DIPRO


Handloom expo

ITANAGAR: Nagaland Handloom and Handicrafts Development Corporation limited, Dimapur is organizing special Handloom Expo at Indira Gandhi Park, Itanagar on Arunachal Pradesh Statehood day (on February 20), under the sponsorship of the development commissioner handloom, ministry of Textile, government of India.


CYO demands bus stoppage

ITANAGAR: Capital Youth Organization (CYO) today appealed to the authorities concerned to construct permanent passengers shed along with stoppage facility for the newly introduced city bus service in capital complex. CYO claimed that due to lack of proper passengers’ shed and permanent bus stop, commuters have been facing great problems, particularly during peak hours.


Education Minister’s mother passes away

PASIGHAT: Yasi Siram mother of Education Minister Bosiram Siram breathed her last at the age of 75 this morning at her native village, Yagrung near Pasighat.

She is survived by five sons and four daughters.

Meanwhile, DC Onit Panyang, DDSE M Kadu and DIPRO O. Pertin expressed deep shock at the demise of the Minister’s mother in their condolence message.

ZPM Okom Yosung also mourned the demise of Late Siram and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and extended its condolence to the bereaved family members.

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