February 11

CM’s Trophy tournament

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, he said.

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. DIPRO


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.


News Impact

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 varieties.

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.



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BJP should learn a lesson from the defeat

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

Dear Editor

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.


Cha-Ong Simai

17th Mile





Kudos to Naharlagun Police

Dear Editor,

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 the culprits.

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!


Concerned citizen




Extra pre paid charges

Dear Editor,

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.


Common Man







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