Arunachalee team accorded rousing welcome at Ranchi
RANCHI, Feb 10: Bouquets of marigold, roses and red ‘tika’ greeted the first batch
of participants of the 34th National Games at Ranchi station, Jharkhand yesterday.
Indian Olympic Association President Suresh Kalmadi and officials of Organizing Committee
rushed to Ranchi station to receive the teams from three northeastern states of Arunachal
Pradesh, Assam and Manipur which arrived here by Kamakhya-Ranchi Express at around
4.30 pm yesterday.
Arunachal will participate in six events viz. Archery, Boxing, Karate, Lawn Bowl,
Shooting and Weightlifting. The team will open their Games campaign on February 13.
The grand opening ceremony will be held on February 12.
“Arunachal should win at least seven gold medals-- two each in Karate and Boxing,
one each in Weightlifting, Lawn Bowl and Shooting,” said Chef De Mission of the Arunachal
contingent L Sokun Singh. He also hoped that few medals should also come from the
Arunachal Olympic Association President Padi Richo, Parliamentary Secretary Sports
& Youth Affairs Wangki Lowang, Sr. Vice President Taba Tedir, Secretary General Gechi
Doke are arriving here tomorrow to boost up the morale of the team, he informed.
Teams from various states, including Kerala, Maharashtra, Karanataka, Delhi, Haryana,
Sikkim, Jammu & Kashmir, Services have arrived and rest are likely to be here by
Cabinet approves compensation to States for loss related to CST
New Delhi, Feb 10: The Union Cabinet today approved a proposal for providing Central
Sales Tax (CST) loss-related compensation to States for the loss incurred in FY 2010-11.
The Cabinet has also approved to make on-account payment of compensation to the
States, pending finalisation of the guidelines, for revenue loss incurred by the
States in year 2010-11 because of reduction in CST rate.
Meanwhile, the Union Cabinet also approved recapitalisation of Regional Rural Banks
(RRBs) to improve their Capital to Risk Weighted Assets Ratio CRAR).
Under the guidelines, Rs 1,100 crore will be released as per provisions made by the
Department of Expenditure in 2010-11 and 2011-12.
However, release of Government of India share will be contingent on proportionate
release of State Government and Sponsor Bank share.
A capacity building fund with a corpus of Rs 100 crore will be set up by the Centre
with NABARD for training and capacity building of the RRB staff in the institution
of NABARD and other reputed institutions.
The functioning of the Fund will be periodically reviewed by the Centre. An Action
Plan will be prepared by NABARD in this regard and sent to the Government for approval.
Additional amount of Rs 700 crore as contingency fund will also be made available
to meet the requirement of the weak RRBs, particularly those in the North Eastern
and Eastern Region, the necessary provision will be made in the Budget as and when
the need arises. UNI
Speaker mourns death of K Namchoom
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong expressed
profound grief and sorrow at the untimely demise of of Khalyana Namchoom, former
Director of School Education.
In a condolence message, the Speaker said, late K Namchoom was an exceptionally able
officer, great educationist and social worker. Her outstanding contributions for
upliftment of downtrodden people of Arunachal Pradesh in the field of education will
be remembered by all of us. It is painful to lose such a valued educationist and
an able social worker, Wanglin said. On behalf of the officers and officials of
Legislative Assembly, and my own behalf I send our heartfelt condolences and sympathy
to the bereaved family members and pray to Almighty God for eternal peace of the
departed soul and for enough strength to the family in this hour of grief, the message
The officers and staff of Deputy Director of School Education, Changlang also deeply
mourned the demise of late K.Namchoom.
The officials of the Department prayed to Almighty to eternal peace of her soul.
Engo Takar Model School observes Foundation Day
Education should be student-oriented: Siram
PASIGHAT, Feb 10: Education system should be student-oriented instead of teacher-oriented,
said Education Minister Bosiram Siram while addressing the gathering at the 11th
foundation day celebration of the Engo Takar Model School at Yapgo village on Feb
8. Highlighting on the new education policy, the chief guest of the programme, Siram
said that state’s new education policy will bring good fruits in future.
Lauding the activities of the private schools, he also assured to extend all possible
help to private schools in the state for academic progress. He gave away some amount
in cash and a computer to the school authorities for developmental purposes.
Siram also inaugurated the newly constructed academic building of the school.
The guest of honour Onyok Pertin, DIPRO, in his address said that physical fitness
and mental health also are also equally important for good future of the students.
Among others, the founder-cum-chairman Obang Dai, Nyobo Talom ASM, Principal Lianmang
and Y. Dai (VP) spoke on the occasion.
Traditional and modern song and dances were presented by the school children.
Among others, large number of parents, students and school staff management committee
members were present. DIPRO
Union demands arrest of ‘murderer’, threatens economic blockade
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: In a mysterious incident, a truck driver Dorjee Lama was found
murdered in between Neelam and New Pania village under Pistana circle in Lower Subansiri
district on February 3 night. This was informed by the All Arunachal Pradesh Private
Driver Union (AAPPDU).
When contacted Lower Subansiri Police informed that a murder case has been registered
in this regard and investigation is going on to nab the culprits.
Meanwhile, the Union in a three-point memorandum addressed to home minister has demanded
immediate arrest of the culprits involved in this gruesome incident. It said the
police personnel failed to trace out the culprits till date. Failure to arrest the
culprits on the part of the police administration will encourage miscreants to indulge
in more such heinous crimes, the memorandum said.
Claiming that the driver Late Lama was on government duty carrying a transformer
of electrical department and was accompanied by a staff of the same department, the
memorandum appealed for adequate financial assistance /regular job to the deceased
family. The deceased was survived by three daughters who are still in adolescence
stage, it said. The union in its memorandum also demanded establishment of police
outpost at Deed village, 50 km away from Hapoli to tackle law and order situation.
The union threatened to launch economic blockade against Lower Subansiri and Kurung
Kumey districts in case of failure of the Govt to meet its demands.
Earlier, the members of the Union met family member of the deceased and the case
investigating officer of Hapoli Police Station.
Workers Board lodges complaint against AAPGDLU
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare
Board Chairman Jalley Sonam lodged a complaint against All Arunachal Pradesh Government
Departmental Labours Union (AAPGDLU) at Itanagar Police Station. The Chairman in
its FIR claimed that the AAPGDLU president Gichik Tabe and General Secretary Kage
Mara are misleading and cheating the poor labourer of the state by publishing the
‘benefits of labour’ like housing loan, tools advance, marriage assistance etc in
their New Year calendar. Whereas their tall claims of benefits are actually implemented
by the Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board, government
of Arunachal Pradesh in order to provide social security and other welfare measures
to the workers engaged in Building and other construction activities in the state.
Sonam said that both the aforesaid persons have copied, published and circulated
the contents of APB&OCWWB without permission of the competent authority due to which
department has been facings lots of inconvenience.
He appealed the OC police station, Itanagar to investigate in detail about AAPGDLU
and its functioning and also seize all the calendar of the aforesaid union at earliest
and also to book them under relevant section(s) of the law.
Seijosa chalks out plan to celebrate statehood day
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: ADC headquarter, Seijosa has decided to celebrate the statehood
day in a befitting manner, the decision was taken in a meeting held recently.
Meanwhile, the ADC T Pado appealed the people of the area to support and cooperate
with the organizing team for successful conduct of the statehood day celebration.
Further, to befit the celebration besides cultural, games and sports events, the
Ghora-Aabhe Society, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune, Arunachal
Forest Department and Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore are organizing a week-long
wildlife conservation awareness programme in all the schools and villages from Darlung
to Jolly under East Kameng District from February 13-20.
During the week long programme, games and sports and literary competitions, tree
plantation, film show and social service will be conducted along with distribution
of basket and dustbin to villagers.
Meanwhile, Divisional Forest Office, Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary Division will also
organize a training workshop on the role and responsibility of Gaon Burah at Saijosa
from February 18-19.
The workshop will be attended by GBs from Seijosa, Dissing Passo, Pakke Kessang,
Bhalukpong and Singchung circles.
2nd phase of Census 2011 begins in East Siang
PASIGHAT, Feb 10: Starting the second phase of Census 2011, enumerators went to ‘Siang
Sadan’ to collect information from the district’s first citizen yesterday in the
presence of District Census Officer SC Debnath ADC and Addl. Census Officer K Nochi
DSO (Stat). After his enumeration, the DC-cum-Principal Census Officer (PCO), Onit
Panyang said House listing and Housing Census was successfully conducted last year
between April and September. Stating it would determine the socio-economic health
of the country in next decade, the PCO appealed everyone to take part in it as responsible
All together, 212 enumerators, 39 supervisors and 04 master-trainers in the district
have been entrusted for smooth conduct of census 2011.
They will cover 02 urban/town (Boleng & Pasighat) and 151 villages. As a part of
awareness campaign, there will be essay competition amongst the school children and
achievers will be awarded during the Statehood
Day celebration. The IPR department would conduct Radio-Talk in local dialect for
wide publicity through local AIR broadcasting system. DIPRO
AMYAA stall steal the limelight
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: The Exhibition cum sale stall of the AMYAA, a Miao-based NGO,
in the recently concluded Namdapha Eco-Cultural Festival stole the limelight. The
demand for all wood carved products such as kitchen utensils, ecorative articles
and articles made for office use was so much that the NGO achieved its 100 per
cent sale target within the second day of the festival. The AMYAA (NGO) runs Training
cum Production Centre of Handicrafts (wood carving) at Namphai-I, Miao. The centre
focuses on preservation and promotion of local culture and tradition through the
production of cultural and traditional articles which are made purely of high quality
wood such as Teak, Gamari etc. The centre’s Craft masters are well trained and experienced.
The achievements in the Festival encouraged the AMYAA. In fact, it is observed that
handicraft such as wood carving can open up a scope for entrepreneurship and generate
At present the organization is imparting 42 days training at its Centre on wood carving
for rural artisans, youth and farmers with the support of NABARD RO, Itanagar. So
far, the organization has not received any scheme or support for setting up the centre
from any Government Department or Agencies.
It’s time for higher authority to step in
As a concerned citizen, dilemma creeps into my mind - days back, when the presidentship
of INTUC state unit was handed over to one Nilly Likha Tabo by its national president
one A. Krishnamurthy. As a common, educated citizen I was very much delighted to
learn about it, since Tabo is a very experienced, learned, energetic person, who
is very much capable of showing the path to development to the common people. History
itself speaks about this man - As a General Secretary of All Nyishi Students’ Union
(ANSU) he had contributed so much of good and appreciable works to the students community
as a whole.
However, as a regular reader of your esteemed daily, it is in my knowledge that the
so called members of INTUC, other than our honourable parliamentary secretary Padi
Richo, still claims that Richo is the president of the said congress. No doubt he
is a capable person. But, why doesn’t he (Richo) come in front and claims his stand
of president if he is still the President as Tabo did? This attitude of Richo creates
confusion among the common people-like us and this automatically shows better edge
to Tabo in the matter of the Presidentship as per the view of the common people.
How can there be two presidents for a single organization? Why doesn’t higher authority
Without any ill feelings, nepotism and favouritism for any of the above mentioned
persons; these are some questions which arise in my mind as a common learned person.
Lastly, I make my humble appeal to the state government, members of Arunachal Pradesh
Congress Committee (APCC) to take the initiative towards a good solution to the problem
faced by INTUC state unit. As without proper president, governing body, an organization
is like “a house without pillar”. Ultimately, we, the common people, will be the
one to suffer.
One of the reasons for lack of development of our Changlang distict is that most
of the head offices of every department are in the headquarter - Changlang and the
irony is that the officers of all the head offices rarely attend their respective
office. When we visit head offices of PWD, RWD, PHED, we find the executives mostly
stay out of town and rarely visit their offices. Even the Deputy commissioner’s
office remains defunct if DC is out of town and offices like ARCs totally remain
closed. This trend of not attending offices by officers is very disturbing and it
increases public grievances because to visit Changlang town from far flung places
like Miao, Jairumpur, Manmow, Bordumsa is very difficult. Rarely we can find lodging
facility in Changlang and the unfriendly curves of Changlang-Margherita road with
its big potholes makes the journey to Changlang more difficult. We want our previous
Deputy commissioner Deepak Kumar to be back in Changlang atleast on whose regime
our offices were running smoothly and our Changlang district were on the track of
development. But now I think we are going back from where we have started.
It is simply inconceivable
The recent assault by some miscreants on the Assistant Professor Atege Linggi on
February 6 seems to be ruthless and truly barbaric. It is simply inconceivable to
perceive why a professor was manhandled by those against whom he had no personal
grudge or hardly he knew. I personally feel, although those culprits might have been
granted bail, penalty should have been strongly imposed to teach them the consequences
of their deed. The sad incident simply depicts that we still haven't understood to
mutually coexist in multi-ethnic state like ours as to say for that matter. Our barbarism
has got really a long way to go to see positive changes.
Gokhale Nagar, Pune
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ITANAGAR, Feb 10: Assembly Deputy Speaker Tapang Taloh and RWD Superintending Engineer
Kago Tabio have consented to grace the Nyokum Yullo celebration as Chief Guest and
Guest of Honour respectively at community General Ground, Parang on Feb 26. The celebration
will begin from Feb 21.
Meanwhile, The preparation for the Nyokum Yullo celebration is in full swing at Toru.
The festival will be held from February 23-26, during the four-day celebration various
games and sports events and cultural items including Mr and Miss Nyokum will be organized.
Road safety awareness camp
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: Traffic safety awareness campaign was organized at government middle
school Chimpu, Itanagar by PHQ, Road Safety Cell today.
On the occasion, safety tips on how to cross road, how to board and travel in vehicles,
significance of road signs, hand signal demonstration were given to the students
besides, distribution of pamphlets and other awareness items.
Altogether 167 students and 15 teaching staff of the school attended the programme.
School fraternity extend financial help to fire victims
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: The teachers and students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Tezu led by Principal
Muraleedharan. T collected a sum of Rs. 25,000 only from amongst the teachers, staffs
and students of the school and distributed to 4 victims of Rockland fire accident
at Tezu. Five houses were gutted in a fire mishap that broke out on Feb 1. Incidentally
one of the gutted houses belonged to a student of K.V, Tezu. The generous gesture
of humanity shown by the school fraternity was appreciated. DIPRO
BJYM’s plea to Govt
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha (BJYM), Arunachal Pradesh has
urged the state Govt and hydro power developers to ensure proper rehabilitation
and adequate compensation to the affected people before implementation of the hydro
projects in the state.
Emphasizing on harnessing hydro potentials in the state, the BJYM president Doni
Nich, however, said Govt must ensure that common people should not suffer while
implementing development projects in the state. It further urged upon the state
Govt to give top priority on ecotourism.
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation, Tawang District
Unit president David Sangtam has resigned from his post.
Meanwhile, Lobsang Chodup and Dondup Tsering have been appointed as president and
general secretary respectively of AAPPTF, Tawang District Unit.
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: The Kargu Kardi Students Union (KKSU) today said that it was satisfied
with the ongoing work of the officials of RWD Aalo and the misunderstanding between
the department and union regarding this particular road link scheme has also been
sorted out amicably.
Earlier, in a press statement published in this daily on Jan 12, the Union had alleged
misutilization of fund sanctioned for construction of Rural Link Road (RLR) from
Poyo to New Barurakshap.
As per the facts and figure furnished by the concerned department the sanctioned
amount of Rs. 21.04 lakhs from the PM’s Package and Rs. 18.22 Lakhs from State AOP
for RLR from Poyom to New Boru-Rakshap village under RWD Division Aalo has been fairly
used, the union said while adding that the department has also assured completion
of ongoing works within March next. The Union is satisfied with the work being
implemented by the officials of RWD Aalo, it added.
BSNL cable restoration work on
ITANAGAR: The landline service of the BSNL has been affected following the damage
of underground telephone cable due to drainage and retaining wall construction work
at Chandranagar, Vivak Vihar, Raj Bhawan complex and various other parts of the Itanagar
city including Chimpu, informed BSNL sources. However, the cable repairing work
is going on in full swing, the sources said.
Palin fire victims remembered
ITANAGAR: A condolence meeting was held today in remembrance of February 10th 2010
fire victim of Palin Don Bosco School. It was on this day last year when tragedy
struck Palin town leading to death of 10 children due to fire incident in holy angel
hostel of Don Bosco School.
ADC Pania, circle officer Palin, teaching fraternity, general public and students
of Don Bosco came together to remember those lost souls. They prayed for eternal
peace of departed souls on this occasion of first death anniversary.