ITANAGAR, Feb 10: Lower Subansiri, Lower Dibang Valley and Anjaw won their respective
matches in men's football in the second state level Chief Minister's Trophy tournament
played at Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy (SLSA) playground, Chimpu near here today.
Lower Subansiri beat Changlang 3-2 in the first match played in the morning today
while Lower Dibang Valley trounced Longding 5-0 in the second match.
Anjaw beat Namsai by solitary goal in the match played this afternoon.
In women's football, Kurung Kumey beat Lohit 4-0, Capital Complex beat East Siang
2-0 and Namsai beat West Kameng 2-0 and East Kameng beat Anjaw 2-0, informed Director
of Sports and Youth Affairs.
Relief to fire victims at Janbo
YINGKIONG, Feb 10: Parliamentary Secretary PWD Alo Libang accompanied by ZPM Nyokgon
Nitik and senior public leader Tadum Libang visited Janbo village today and met the
victims of the fire accident of February 5 last.
During his visit, Libang provided relief materials like CGI sheets, blankets, utensils
and some cash to each of the three families. He also assured to continue to extend
help and cooperation to the people in such emergency situation.
Improve BSNL facilities in LDV
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: Citing the inconveniences faced by the public and student community
of various places in Lower Dibang Valley district due to non-existence of BSNL mobile
phone service and internet facilities, the Dibang Adi Students Union (DASU) in a
letter to General Manager of BSNL, Itanagar has requested to take immediate steps
to bring those areas, particularly, Kangkong, Parbuk, Bolung, Jia, Meka, Balek, Dambuk
(Poblung), Tapat, Yapgo, Bijari, Bomjir, Anpum under BSNL network coverage.
Relief sought for fire victims
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: Sigin-ll Youth Association (SYA) in a representation to Upper Subansiri
Deputy Commissioner has appealed to provide immediate relief to the fire victims
of Veterinary Colony, Daporijo.
SYA also appealed to the DC to send a team of officials to assess the properties
lost or damaged in the fire which occurred last night.
Indefinite road blockade in Lower Siang
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: The Jigo Yego Students Union (JYSU) along with other organizations
and associations of Likabali and Nari-Koyu assembly constituencies under the banner
of District Demand Joint Action Committee (DDJAC) has decided to continue its second
phase of democratic movement in form of indefinite Lower Siang District Road Blockade
in foothill areas from February 16, 2015.
The decision was taken in the consultative meeting, organized by the youths and students
of both Likabali and Nari-Koyu (ST) assembly constituencies, according to a JYSU
release. It also appealed to the State Government for exclusion of Basar from the
Lower Siang district.
ASU demands land allotment for all govt. schools of Ziro valley
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: The Apatani Students Union (ASU) has expressed concern over encroachment
of school land in the Ziro plateau. Members of ASU toured various schools and found
out the encroachment problem. Union also claimed that they have prepared sketch map
of the school boundaries by inviting representatives from dept. of land management
in presence of SMC, ZPM, ACP, federal unit of ASU and principals/head masters.
ASU has written to the Deputy Commissioner to immediately issue land allotment to
all the schools to avoid further encroachment of the school lands. Further they appealed
for fund from untied fund to construct boundary pillar at govt. higher secondary
school, Ziro, which faces serious threat from encroachers.
Committee expresses dissatisfaction over poor quality road construction
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: The Dokum Colony Welfare Committee have written to Chief Engineer,
Public Works Department alleging that ongoing construction of road to minister Bungalow,
Hill Top Colony via Dokum Colony is not being done properly. The committee alleged
that due to laying of thin bitumen substance, the newly constructed road is getting
destroyed and it will not last for long.
The committee has appealed to the Chief Engineer to initiate action so that contractors
construct the said stretch of road in proper manner.
Awareness programme on NMSA
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: An agriculture item distribution cum awareness function was held
at Chiputa village yesterday by District Agriculture Officer (DAO), Papum Pare District.
On the occasion Tana Dali, ASM Chiputa and all the selected beneficiaries were present.
Items like Pine Apple Sucker, Banana Sucker, Piglets, etc were distributed to the
beneficiaries under the National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA). Training
cum awareness function held simultaneously dealt with silvi pasture, water harvesting
structure, apiculture, repairing and maintenance of fish pond etc. All the programmes
were coordinated by Bengia Soping, Agriculture Development Officer Doimukh.
AKSU draws attention of DDSE
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: The All Kimin Students Union (AKSU) has written to deputy director
of school education, Papum Pare district drawing his attention towards various problems
plaguing Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Kimin. The Union claimed that even though, the sschool
was upgraded long time ago it is yet to have basic amenities for smooth running of
the classes and other activities. The infrastructure still does not meet the demands
of the students.
AKSU in a letter to the DDSE has specifically mentioned three important issues concerning
the students. Though the number of students has been on rise since long, furniture
for accommodating them in specified classrooms are yet to be provided to the students
causing immense trouble to both school authority as well as students. They have sought
minimum of 150 pairs of desk and benches for the school at the earliest. The union
also claimed that school is in dire need of sanitation facilities for staff members
and the students. Due to shortage of fund toilet both for staff and students could
not be provided. Lastly AKSU appealed for bed, table, chair etc for the girls hostel.
Final Phase of training imparted to Sector Magistrate/Polling Personnel
AALO, Feb 10: The second and final phase of training to Sector Magistrates and Polling
Personnel for 27th Liromoba bye election was held at Aalo today.
The training laid stress on hands on EVMs, mock poll, maintaining of Presiding Officer’s
diary, EVM accounts etc.
Addressing the gathering, the West Siang District Election Officer, Pige Ligu asked
the Sector Magistrates and Poling officials to discharge their duties effectively
to ensure a smooth bye election. They should understand their role and responsibilities,
handling of EVM, dos and don’ts through training imparted to them time and again,
EAC Election, Oli Perme distributed the appointment orders of Micro observers, Sector
Magistrates and polling personnel. AROs Nyiken Lollen, Kego Jilen and others also
spoke on the occasion. SDHO Henrik Basar was the master trainer of the programme.
RGU Hindi Cell organizes workshop
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: A one-day workshop on theme “Nature, Challenges & Prospects of
National & Official language” was organized by Hindi cell of Rajiv Gandhi University
at university premises today.
Addressing the inaugural session of the workshop, Prof. A R Parhi, Head of the English
department emphasized on elaborate discussion and debate on language. “We must bring
forward all languages along with national and official languages,” he said.
Resource person and head of the Hindi department, RGU, Dr. H K Sharma spoke on the
topic-‘Nature, challenges & prospects of National Language.” Highlighting the importance
of all the languages, he particularly spoke at length about the importance of Hindi
as a contact language in India.
Another resource person, Dr. D K Pandey, Assistant Librarian, RGU pointed out technical,
political and official aspects involve in making Hindi as official language of India.
Hindi Officer (incharge) Milly Rani Paul and official Tacha Ningee also spoke on
the occasion. Students from various departments of RGU also participated in the workshop.
Uma Bharti assures Centre’s support to Arunachal
Tuki pleads for Centre’s initiative to exploit ground water
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: Union Water Resource, River Development and Rejuvenation of Ganga
Minister Uma Bharti, who was here on two days visit to the state capital, have assured
all possible help to Arunachal Pradesh.
She assured this during an hour-long meeting with Chief Minister NabamTuki at the
latter’s office on Monday which was attended by Civil Supplies and WRD Minister Kamlung
Mossang, WRD Parliamentary Secretary Gum Tayeng, Additional Secretary GoI Dr. Amarjit
Singh, Commissioner to CM Thajom Taloh, Secretary WRD Gaken Ete, Chief Engineer WRD
L Angu and other departmental officers.
Tuki while briefing the union minister said that the state government has been putting
lot of effort in maximizing the green cover by providing alternatives to the farmers
to wean away the traditional dependence on forest. Irrigation is one major alternative
through which farmers would be localized at a permanent agricultural land with assured
irrigation facilities; he said and requested Uma Bharti to consider for central grant
under Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme to the tune of Rs 200 Cr to the state
for the year 2015-16.
Chief Minister further requested the visiting dignitary to reconsider the funding
pattern on Command Area Development & Water Management programme to 90:10 from the
existing 50:50 ratio of state and central share. He reasoned that the State has unique
topography as compared to the plain States of India and the investment cost per hectare
for Command Area Development & Water Management programme is much higher than that
of other States.
Revealing that Arunachal Pradesh is in the safe zone with respect to extraction of
ground water which is barely 0.07% as compare to 58% national average, Tuki requested
the Ministry of Water Resource to launch a special central programme to exploit ground
water which could substantially meet up the drinking and irrigation requirement of
the people. He disclosed that the State is ready with construction of 10,700 wells
at the foot hill belt with an estimated cost of Rs. 550.00 crores and urged the Ministry
to consider the project.
Chief Minister also requested to allocate enough central grants under Flood Management
Programme for which 23 basin wise DPRs amounting to Rs. 574.86 crore have already
been submitted to the ministry.
The Union Minister was also urged to expedite clearances of Hydro Electric Projects
lying pending with various ministries.
Assuring all possible help and assistance, Uma Bharti extended gratitude to Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki for the warm hospitality rendered to her entourage. She said
that the state was marching ahead on right track and her Ministry would extend all
possible assistance whenever sought for.
Two arrested Arunachal women released
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju today spoke to Assam
Chief Secretary during a security review meeting at Guwahati and asked him to ensure
immediate release of the two Arunachalee women arrested from Dullungmukh by Assam
police. MoS Home expressed serious concern over arrest of the innocent Arunachalee
women. DGP Arunachal was also present during the meeting.
Two innocent local tribal women namely Nido Yakum and Bini Yujum from Dullungmukh
under Lower Subansiri District were arrested by Assam police from their agricultural
field within the territory of Arunachal during last week of January. Both of them
have been falsely booked under various section of the Forest Act and charged under
non bailable offence.
“The officers posted along boundary area should not indulge in such kind of activities
which can have adverse effect on the relation between two states. Assam officials
should not harass innocent Arunachalee citizens,” Rijiju told Assam CS during the
meeting. While urging him to immediately ensure release of the two women, MoS Home
also asked the Assam CS to make sure that in future too Assam officials posted along
boundary area don’t repeat such mistakes.
The Assam CS took serious note of the issue raised by MoS Home and assured to look
into the matter urgently. The issue of the arrest of two women was brought to the
notice of the MoS by Arunachal unit BJP leaders during his visit to the state.
Meanwhile, the two arrested Arunachal women along with five others have been released
from North Lakhimpur jail today. This was informed by Papum Pare DC Tai Kaye who
held a series of meeting with DC, SP and DFO, ACF (North Lakhimpur) for last three
days for release of the arrested women. Dini Tilen, EE PWD, Arunachal Pradesh was
also present during the meeting. During the meeting, Tai Kaye urged upon the Assam
counterpart to bail out the two women and 5 others who were arrested under alleged
forest case. The DC highlighted Local Boundary Commission Report and latest boundary
case subjudiced in Supreme Court of India. The DC reiterated that people of both
Assam and Arunachal living along the boundary area should be taken into confidence
for amicable solution of any problem instead resorting to unilateral action from
any side in boundary area.
In the meeting, it was retreated to cooperate and coordinate in the larger interest
of both the states. Police and forest officials were also urged to inform the DC
before taking such step.
The Papum Pare district is sharing a distance of 127 KM long boundary area along
North Lakhimpur and Sonitpur district of Assam.
Prog on protection of plant varieties and farmer rights
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: An awareness cum training programme on Protection of Plant Varieties
and Farmers’ Right Act’ 2001 was organized by KVK, Lower Subansiri district on 9th
February at Hapoli.
District Training Officer (PD, ATMA), Lower Subansiri, Gamwang Hocha, appreciated
the PPV & FR authority and KVK, Lower Subansiri district for organizing the programme
at Hapoli and requested the farmers to apply for registration for their unique crop
A C Sarma, Deputy Registrar, PPV & FR and Mukul Srivastava, Associate Professor,
CAU Pashighat in their speeches assured to help the farmers for protecting their
unique crop varieties.
In the technical Session, both Dr. A C Sarma and Mukul Srivastava also explained
the different provisions under the PPV & FR Act. 2001with the help of power-point
presentation. They further explained about the registration procedure, DUS testing,
Plant Genome Saviors Community Award and Plant Genome Saviors Farmers Reward/ Recognition.
An interaction session was also conducted where quarries of farmers were answered
by resource persons including Dr. A. C. Sarma and Dr. Mukul Srivastava.
Dr. Anjana Nand Tripathi, Programme Coordinator, KVK, Lower Subansiri district also
spoke and briefed about the objectives of the programme. Koj Harming, ADO, Headquater
DAO office also present on the occasion. The Programme sponsored by Protection of
Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Right Authority, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India
was attended by 192 farmers from different farmers club and progressive farmers from
Hapoli, Siiro, Hari, Hang, Bulla, Dutta, Monipoliyang etc. staff of KVK department,
Ziro, DTO office.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has created history by winning Delhi assembly election with
thumping majority. AAP made clean sweep by winning 67 out of 70 seats. BJP won 3
seats and Congress could not win even a single seat. Even though exit polls have
predicted win for AAP but the manner in which they decimated BJP has shocked even
the hardcore BJP supporters.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with host of union ministers and Members of Parliament
from BJP had campaigned rigorously in the national capital. Party had virtually made
it into kind of referendum on Modi govt. The scale of defeat will have disastrous
effect on BJP and it ends the aura of invincibility built around PM Modi. Most political
analysts believe that BJP paid price for carrying out divisive politics. Also most
of the BJP leaders including their ministers sounded arrogant and it did not went
down well with the voters. The party which won parliament election on the promise
of development for all has miserably failed to live upto expectation. The citizens
of Delhi have taught a big lesson to BJP.
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A chocolate and helmet
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to share a very interesting incident which
happened recently at Jairampur Market near Post office area. I was travelling to
the market to buy some household items in my Honda Scooty and was wearing a helmet,
as a concerned citizen should.
All of a sudden, a constable stopped me on the way to market. By obeying his orders,
I stopped in-front of him. He then told me to meet the Sub-Inspector, who was sitting
in a chair, at the side of the road with few constables. I took out my helmet and
joined the others in the queue. I was sure that it must be MV checking.
Surprisingly, the Sub-Inspector was giving away a chocolate, worth Rs.5 to everyone
who was wearing a helmet and fined those persons who were not wearing helmet. I too
got a Nestle Chocolate.
Before giving me a chocolate, the Sub-Inspector appreciated me for wearing the helmet
and told me to wear all the time when I am riding a bike. I thanked him for the chocolate.
The step initiated by Jairampur Police Station is unique as it is for the safety
of our life. I personally appreciate the Sub-Inspector of Jairampur Police Station
for creative idea and hope all the citizens of Jairampur area will wear helmet not
only to get a chocolate but to save their valuable life.
Kudos to Naharlagun Police
Through your esteemed column, I would like to send my appreciation to the police
team of Naharlagun. At around 4 PM of Feb. 7th 2015, we were enjoying ourselves at
Malabar hotel Naharlagun. Suddenly, we saw that around 2-3 people were beating up
a young boy badly in the middle of the tempo stand. The crowd was looking at the
boy being beaten up but no one came forward to help him. I stood up from my seat
to help that fellow but then one of my friends stopped me and asked me to dial police
help line number 100. Right after hearing his idea of calling 100, many questions
started poking my mind: will that number work? Will there be anyone to answer the
call? Even if someone answers the call, will the police come on time?
I was helpless as I was not getting any other idea to save that poor boy so without
wasting more time and with very less hope I dialled number 100. To my utter surprise
police operator picked up my call in just one ring! I explained to him about the
situation to which he responded very politely and assured me that police team will
reach the place.
We were waiting for the police and somewhere in our mind we were thinking that police
never comes on time but we were wrong this time. Amazingly, Police team reached the
place just within three minutes of calling them and we saw police team arresting
A possibly very volatile situation handled in an excellent manner. For the demonstration
of such a good service, I would like to thank the entire police team of Naharlagun.
I hope fine people of Naharlagun appreciate the fine staff members of police team.
Keep up your good works. Jai Hind!
Extra pre paid charges
Through the column you esteemed daily, I would like to know the system introduced
by BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) in Arunachal Pradesh.
Every time when I recharge my prepaid BSNL number, they charge us more than the MRP
(maximum retails price). This culture of charging extra money is being carried out
since many years, if I am not wrong. We don’t know the logic behind charging extra
bucks from the consumers. Whenever we ask the shopkeepers why they charge us extra,
they say that to make up for extra money spent on the cards!
Everyone is busy with their jobs so no one is bothered to object to customers being
charged with extra money. None of organisation till today has come to fight this
unwanted culture. I hope to enjoy the services of BSNL without any doubt.
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