ITANAGAR, Feb 17: The construction of long awaited Hollongi Greenfield airport will
begin soon as it was decided at a high level meeting chaired by Union MoS for Home
Affairs Kiren Rijiju in his New Delhi office today.
The meeting attended by a team of officials of Airport Authority of India and civil
aviation joint secretary Arun Kumar besides All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union
president Kamta Lapung and All Nyishi Students’ Union president Byabang Joram held
a threadbare discussion to remove the hurdles to speed up the project, Lapung told
this daily over telephone. While Rijiju assured to facilitate environmental clearance
at the earliest and directed to start construction of the airport soon, it was decided
that the steering committee will meet in Delhi on February 27 next. Chief Secretary
Ramesh Negi will be asked to attend the meeting so that all subjects related to the
state government could be cleared at one go, Lapung informed.
ITANAGAR, Feb 17: Traffic on NH-52A will be regulated between Akashdeep and Papu
Nallah from February 18 to 20 in view of the proposed visit of the Prime Minister.
Traffic restrictions will be in place from Bank Tinali to 6 Kilo and Bank Tinali
to Niti Vihar from 9.30 am to 12 noon.
All traffic will be diverted via Jully road for all commuters travelling from Itanagar
and Naharlagun, informed Capital SP in a release.
State not to host any state guest from Feb second week
ITANAGAR, Feb 17: The state of Arunachal Pradesh will not be in a position to host
any state guest from the second week of February to March 31 next in view of Statehood
Day celebration cum Arunachal Festival, proposed visit of Prime Minister at Itanagar
and financial year ending in the month of March, an official order from State Protocol
Officer said. This directive has been issued as the man power of the state government
would be busy in their respective time bound works. DIPR
Poppy plant destroyed
KHONSA, Feb 17: Illegal Opium cultivation of around 44 acres were destroyed in the
village areas of Lazu, Noglo, Sinu, Raho, Pongkong and Sanliam in Lazu circle on
February 10 and 11. The operation was carried out jointly by Tirap district police,
IRBN, district administration, CRPF and Narcotics Control Bureau & Customs of Guwahati.
Minister inspects Community Health Centre
ITANAGAR, Feb 17: Health and Family Welfare Minister Rajesh Tacho, Minister inspected
the Chongkham Community Health Centre under Namsai District yesterday.
The Minister was briefed about the problem faced by the health centre due to acute
shortage of infrastructure, man power, including doctors, technicians etc by public
leaders, doctors and medical staff at the health centre. While responding to a memorandum
submitted, the minister assured to consider the genuine demands on priority.
The Minister was accompanied by Parliamentary Secretary (Env. and Forest) CT Mein,
MLA Chau Zingnu Namchoom, public leaders and host of Govt. officials.
Seminar on Spices at Namsai
ITANAGAR, Feb 17: A daylong seminar on various developmental and post- harvest developmental
schemes of Spices Board was organised today by Young Pioneers Welfare Association
(YPWA) Namsai in collaboration with Spices Board, Govt. of India at DC’s Conference
The seminar emphasised on various developmental and post-harvest developmental schemes
of Spices Board that is going to be implemented in Namsai District during the next
financial year onwards. The Spices Board represented by Senior Field Officer Vijeeshna.V,
officials from Rubber Board and Horticulture Department imparted training to the
In his inaugural address, Deputy Commissioner Namsai R.K Sharma, called upon for
proper awareness among the farming community with regard to the use of modern agricultural
technologies, scientific use of manures, fertilizers and pesticides, proper processing
and storage of spices as well as its marketing to ensure better price to the farmers.
Presiding over the programme Tape Bagra IAS (Rtd.) stressed the need for proper monitoring
and follow-up by the officials of respective departments and emphasized the need
to bridge the gap between scientific technology and farming community.
SIRD training for RGPSA
ITANAGAR, Feb 17: The State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD) has started its
series of off campus “Block Level Foundation Cum Functional Training on Panchayati
Raj system and decentralized planning” sponsored by Ministry of Panchayati Raj under
RGPSA from 17th February till 12th March in different blocks for all the PRI members.
The training was conducted for chairpersons and government functionaries in Upper
Subansiri district today under the supervision of Bindiya Ete Nalo, Asst. Director
cum Course director SIRD Itanagar.
Deputy Commissioner, Upper Subansiri District, Komkar Dulom, spoke on the importance
of the training and stressed on the proper implementation of schemes and devolution
of powers to the Panchayat. While DPDO, Orin Lego highlighted the roles and responsibilities
of panchayat leaders, ZPM T.Mothu stressed upon the regular conduction of Gram Sabha
in the Gram Panchayats.
Master Trainer Mapi Taipodia took a session on salient features of three tier Panchayati
Raj system and National Social Assistance Programme. AE RWD Daporijo, T. Rai took
a session on PMGSY and the Course Director, Bindiya Ete Nalo spoke on 73rd Amendment
Act, Gram Sabha-the foundation of local self government.
ATI training at Daring
ITANAGAR, Feb 17: An Intensive Training Programme (ITP) for building capacity of
frontline Govt. functionaries, including Circle Officers, PRI members, NGOs, SHGs,
villagers, students, youths, church leaders and intellectuals etc. was organized
in collaboration with Administrative Training Institute (ATI) Naharlagun with support
from PRIs at Community Hall Daring yesterday as a poverty reduction exercise. The
programme covered villages under Daring Circle, including New Daring, Old Daring,
Zirdo, Ego, Padi, Dali, Rilu and Chisi villages.
T Lodo, Deputy Director (Rtd) cum SNO (ITP), ATI, Naharlagun highlighted the course
content on four sectors on sanitation and water supply in rural areas, development
of rural education, rural health, rural livelihood and rural development and its
implementation through ATI.
Tamar Baki, Master Trainer cum District Training Coordinator, ITP, Project, briefed
about the objective of this ITP programme. He explained the importance of planning
process, office procedures of providing information under RTI Act, role and responsibility
of Panchayati Raj institutes (PRIs), managerial skills and leadership quality, motivation
and building team spirit at workplace.
He also dwelt in length on the four identified sectors under ITP project--Rural Livelihood,
Rural Development, Drinking Water and Rural Sanitation, Education in Rural Areas
and Primary Health in rural areas.
Earlier, Bini Zirdo, Anchal Samiti chairperson, Daring circle, who inaugurated the
programme exhorted the participants to reap full benefit of the training Programme.
Around 100 participants participated in the Department of Personnel and Training
(DoPT), Govt. of India sponsored programme.
Tender cancellation demands condemned
ITANAGAR, Feb 17: Arunachal Agriculture-Horticulture Clinic Showroom Holder Welfare
Association (AAHCSHWA) has condemned the demand of the All Arunachal Agriculture-Horticulture
Inputs Suppliers Registered Dealership Association for cancellation of ongoing tendering
process of agri-horti department.
Voicing against the demand as unacceptable, the AAHCSHWA said maximum departments
are floating tenders which should be followed by agri-horti departments. The state
Govt should follow NIT rules by floating tender above Rs 2 lakh as per Govt of India
direction, the Association said adding that the tendering system will help the farmers
to get quality materials.
APCYGTSU declares bandh
ITANAGAR, Feb 17: All Palin, Chambang, Yangte, Gangte, Tarak-Langdi Students’ Union
(APCYGTSU) has decided to call 12 hours bandh at 18th Palin-Chambang constituency
in favour of its demands on February 27. The demands of the Union are early completion
of electrification works for providing electricity connection from Dokio Langfo
to Langdang Village under RGGVY in Palin circle and immediate electricity connection
from Dha Hill under Lower Subansiri to Gangte town.
Disclosing its decision to declare bandh the Union in a representation addressed
to the Kra Daadi district Deputy Commissioner resented that the authorities did not
pay any heed to its 15 days ultimatum which was submitted during January last in
favour of its demands. The Association further said that its demand for immediate
shifting of Forest Beat Office from Gai-III to Gangte town also remains unfulfilled.
Winners of essay/drawing competitions declared
ITANAGAR, Feb 17: Amrin Rasul Khan (Class-X) of King Cup school, Itanagar, Bomte
Gapak (Class-IX) of VCS, Itanagar and Pooja Singh (Class-IX) of Green Mount School,
Itanagar won the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize respectively in the essay writing competition
on Road Safety Week held recently. In drawing and painting competition, Honi Talo
Comdir (Class-VII) of Govt Secondary School, Ganga, Ritu Ray Mandal, (Class-VII)
of Govt Middle School, Ess-sector, Itanagar and Tai Kache, (Class-VIII) of Govt Middle
School, D-Sector, Itanagar won the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize respectively. The competition
was organized by the Arunachal Pradesh Police, Road Safety Cell. The prizes will
be sent to the concerned schools, according to a release from Road Safety Cell.
ITANAGAR, Feb 17: Sigin –II Youth Association (SYA) has donated relief materials
to the victim of fire incident at Veterinary Colony, Daporijo on February 10. Meanwhile,
the SYA has appealed to the CM and higher authorities to provide relief materials
to fire victim immediately.
Plea for RGPSA register charge
ITANAGAR, Feb 17: The All Upper Subansiri District Computer-cum Account Assistant
(RGPSA) Association (AUSDCAAA) has requested the Upper Subansiri Deputy Commissioner
and District Panchayat Dev. Officer for assigning the maintenance of registers under
Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Sashaktikaran Abhiyan (RGPSA).
The Association called for immediate handing over the charges of the RGPSA registers
by the officers and officials of each CD Block of Upper Subansiri to the computer
–cum account assistant RGPSA.
Training for PRI members at Palin
ITANAGAR, Feb 17: A four day block level foundation-cum-functional training programme
for elected PRIs members and PR functionaries started today at Palin Panchayat Hall,
Kra Daadi District.
Addressing the inaugural session, ADC-cum-DPDO, Kra-Daadi S. Lowang,called upon the
participating elected PR members and officials to benefit themselves from such training
Speaking on the occasion Kyoda Rana, ASC, called on the PR members for attending
sincerely and availing the benefits from SIRD training. SW Bagang Assistant Director-cum-Course
Coordinator, briefed on the objectives of the government and SIRD Arunachal Pradesh
for conducting such training programme.
“Wanchos are the best craftsmen”
ITANAGAR, Feb 17: Spice Board of India member Dr Hatobin Mai described the Wanchos
as a hardworking people with a rich culture and tradition. Addressing the Oriah festival
celebration in Longding district as the chief guest, Dr Mai termed Wanchos “the
best craftsmen in the state”. Besides urging them to zealously preserve their local
tradition and crafts, he stressed on planting more trees in this age of rapid industrialization,
saying the state’s tribal people have always lived with mountains, forests and water.
He paid tributes to former ministers Tingpong Wangham and Newlai Tingkhatra, both
deceased, describing them as “great souls of the Wanchos.”
Earlier, prior to the celebration, Dr Mai conducted an awareness meeting on spices
with officers, farmers, and panchayat leaders, during which he encouraged the villagers
to reap the benefits of subsidies on various spices.
Local MLA Gabriel D Wangsu was the guest of honour of the celebration.
Workshop in environment laws
ITANAGAR, Jan 17: State Pollution Control Board, Naharlagun conducted a one-day workshop
on Environmental Laws at its conference hall today.
Addressing the participants, APSPCB member secretary N Tam deliberated on the power
and functions of the Board and roles it plays to minimize environmental pollution.
In the technical session Er Ranjeev Kimsing, through a Power-Point presentation explained
on various aspects of Municipal Solid Waste ( Management & Handling) Rules while
Er Thana Manlong and Nich Meji, Scientist-B dwelt on the Bio-Medical Waste (Management
& Handling) Rules and Health Care systems respectively. Jumli Kato, Scientist-B explained
about the Environmental Legislations in India, its enforcement, shortcoming and the
intervention of the judiciary for the enforcement of the same.
An interaction session was also conducted where Environmental Laws vis-a vis issues
related to pollution of environment were discussed upon. The one-day workshop was
attended by Swami Vedavidyananda from R K Mission, Itanagar, Er Gyamar Tachung Dy
Director(UD), Er Tolya Tache, Dy Director(UD), Yumlam Achung, President, IMWA, Er
Chakpu Raju, Mama Tang, Lichi Tomi, Taba Takha, Debia Suraj, Peyom Jini from Itanagar
Municipal Council and Dr K. Ete from General Hospital, Naharlagun. C D Singh, Director,
State Forest Research Institute (SFRI), Itanagar presided over the workshop.
Union prohibits lifting of gravels
ITANAGAR, Feb 17: The All Siyom Banggo Students' Union (ASBSU) in a meeting held
at Pessing Community Hall recently has decided to impose certain restriction upon
lifting of gravels within near about 200 meters at Patum quarries /bridge to avert
soil erosion and landslides.
The meeting adopted resolution that quarry owners will be restricted to unearth the
granites and any means of excavation works and other normal quarrying at the Bridge
The meeting decided to appraise the decision taken in the meeting to the district
administrations. The meeting further resolved to restrict blasting of any explosive
materials at the bridge site/area and violator would be penalized. Diversion of natural
river course/stream towards Siyom Banggo/Jomlo area at Somsanghat (burial area) point
right bank of Siyom river Aalo, Ngaru point left bank of Siyom River Pessing would
be banned immediately, the meeting resolved. Meanwhile, the union and public strongly
condemned the Siang District Demand Committee of Siyom Banggo unit for burning tyres
which caused the damage to Patum Bridge during January 17 bandh.
Mishmi students conduct career counselling prog
ITANAGAR, Feb 17: The Mishmi Student Union, RGU Doimukh conducted a career counselling
cum social awareness programme for the Higher Secondary level students in Lohit,
Dibang Valley and Lower Dibang Valley recently.
The programme started at Govt Higher Secondary School, Tezu in Lohit district on
January 12 wherein resource persons Razeko Dele (Asst. Prof. Department of English),
Vicky Pulu (Asstt. Prof. Department of History), Renangso Drai (IIT Bombay), Kadamso
Maro (IIT Bombay) highlighted the main aspects and dwelt at length on the three basic
streams of humanities, science and commerce apart from the academic performance.
At Roing in Lower Dibang Valley district, the programme was organized on January
14 by resource persons Razeko Dele and Rajen Miwu (Asstt. Prof. Deptt. Commerce)
as well as Apomo Linggi, a junior Teacher.
The awareness programme was held at Govt Higher Secondary School, Anini, Dibang Valley
on January 17. Haringa Pulu (District Statistical Officer) and Jagiri Mipi [ASM Township)
were present as resource persons in the programme.
Attending the programme as special guest, the DDSE Anini spoke on core issues like
students academic performance and social, moral and psychological development.
Arunachal depends on Centre for most of its needs: Tuki
ITANAGAR, Feb 17: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today said the state
was not financially sound as for most of its needs it has to rely on the Centre,
which in turn leads to insufficient provision of funds from the government.
This, he said, leads to insufficient government funds to meet the increasing demand
for higher education in the state. This results in lack of adequate infrastructure
besides acute shortage of manpower in both teaching and non-teaching categories.
We spend 0.3 per cent of our GSDP on higher education; whereas Centre allocates 1.5
per cent of its GDP according to MHRD source," Tuki said at the annual conference
of higher and technical education here.
The Chief Minister said the state government is contemplating to establish more private
colleges and universities in the state under RUSA to create an environment of academic
competitiveness to foster quality and employability.
He appealed the teaching community to give their best and provide a thrust to the
higher education scenario. Tuki said in the next 10-15 years the state would harness
about 60,000 MW in hydro-power sector, which would give science graduates a larger
scope for employment.
"So this physical dynamics of the state has to be strengthened properly," he stressed.
Union minister reviewes schemes for tribal people of Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Feb 17: Union Minister for Tribal Affairs, Jual Oram today conducted a
review meeting with the department of Social Justice and Empowerment and Tribal Affairs,
Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh at state banquet hall here.
The meeting which was attended by Minister for Women Empowerment and Tribal Affairs
Wanglin Lowangdong, Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi and officials from the department
specially focused on various programmes and schemes sanctioned by the central government
in the field of Health, Education and Skill Development meant for the welfare of
the tribal people of the state. The Union Minister requested the State Government
to give top priority to the schemes that require infrastructure development in Health,
Education and skill development sectors for which the central ministry provides every
The Union Minister disclosed that post metric scholarship to the tribal students
of the state will be directly transferred to the students account under Direct Benefit
While advising the department to avail financial benefits available for the tribal
educated youths, Oram announced for providing ambulance to the schools and also assured
to open up two new Eklavya Model Residential School (EMRS) in Arunachal Pradesh.
Oram calls on Governor
ITANAGAR, Feb 17: Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Jual Oram today called on Governor
of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma at Raj Bhawan and discussed on
various programmes under Ministry of Tribal Affairs. The Governor emphasized on strengthening
the welfare schemes in the state.
Shurbir Singh, Secretary to Governor was also present in the meeting. PRO to Raj
5 held for hunting in wildlife sanctuary
RUKSIN, Feb 17: The wildlife officials of Daying Ering Wildlife Division at Pasighat
with the help of police have caught five persons on charges of illegally hunting
wildlife in Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary and booked them under Wildlife Protection
According to the report, a team of wildlife officials of D’Ering WLS and police nabbed
one Mesu (Tasu) Mize from Sanyasi Thukura portion under Anchalghat range of the sanctuary
recently while he was cooking inside a make-shift hut in the sanctuary.
The wildlife officials arrested Mize on charge of trespassing and illegally hunting
inside the protected area. Later, he was handed over to Sille-Oyan police and lodged
an FIR against the accused and four of his accomplices.
The police, based on the statement of Mesu Mize (38), nabbed four others from Oyan
village, who have been sent to Pasighat court under Section-107 of CrPC. The five
accused also faced the wildlife officials for statement on February 16.
Meanwhile, the wildlife department drew offense report under sections- 9/27 29/30/31/
51 of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 against the offenders and remanded them to judicial
custody. The court granted interim bail to all accused.
The confession of illegal hunters of using other’s gun for hunting purpose has invited
legal action to the gun license holders, who have been summoned for statement.
BJP seeks enhanced fund allocation
ITANAGAR, Feb 17: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Arunachal Pradesh unit today appealed
to the Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram to enhance fund allocation for the
schemes under his ministry.
While submitting a three-point memorandum to the Union Minister at Raj Bhawan here
today, a delegation of State BJP headed by Leader of Opposition Tamiyo Taga and State
General Secretary Dominic Tadar said that despite being a 100 per cent tribal state,
there has been a meager fund allocation to the state for last many years.
The State BJP unit requested the Minister to initiate a historic step to increase
the fund allocation under the ministry against all ongoing and new schemes.
Pointing out the poor infrastructure, particularly in education and health sectors
in the state, the BJP said lack of proper infrastructure in the education and health
sector has been the cause of many dropouts in the schools and deaths in the state.
The BJP sought the personnel intervention of the Minister to look into the matter
and take necessary step to address the infra-structure development including road
connectivity to the various villages and other strategic places of importance. The
BJP also urged the minister to initiate steps to put Arunachal under special category
state and modify the population based funding pattern in the state.
The Minister gave a patient hearing to the delegates and assured to look into the
AAPSU demands immediate halt of prepaid metering system
ITANAGAR, Feb 17: A team of Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) led by its
president Kamta Lapung met the Chief Minister today and submitted a two-point memorandum
demanding to stop installation of pre-paid electricity meter in Capital and name
Jote Law College after former chief minister and AAPSU president Late Jarbom Gamlin.
In its memorandum, AAPSU apprised the Chief Minister that there has been hue and
cry among the consumers against installation of prepaid metering system and demanded
the Chief Minister to take immediate step to stop this prepaid metering system.
According to AAPSU release, the Chief Minister has assured to place the prepaid meter
issue in the next cabinet meeting. In regards to naming the Jote Law College after
Late Gamlin, the Chief Minister has given assurance to fulfill AAPSU’s demand.
The AAPSU president also met the Chief Secretary and raised concern over the cabinet
resolution to issue PRC/ST certificates to Lisu and Yobins.
He apprised the Chief Secretary that AAPSU has been opposing the issue of PRC/ST
certificates to anyone other than indigenous people of the state.
Saying that AAPSU was also a member of the joint high power committee constituted
by the government on the issue, the apex students body of the state questioned as
to how the government has taken such a big step without recommendation of the union.
The students’ union strongly urged the state government to make proper study at the
ground level so that this decision does not harm the indigenous population of the
“AAPSU will never accept this cabinet decision without proper study. Otherwise, we
will take our own course of action in a democratic manner,” the release said. APPSU
expressed concern that this may encourage other sections of the refugees residing
in the state like Chakmas and Hajongs to give PRC/ST status.
Fight for grant of Article 371-A status to Arunachal: PPA
ITANAGAR, Feb 17: The People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) has called upon the people
of the state to fight for grant of Article 371-A status to Arunachal Pradesh.
“It is unfortunate that the people of Arunachal are preparing to rejoice for the
very day that has brought doom and darkness to the future generation of the state,”
said PPA president Kahfa Bengia in a release while referring to ensuing grand Statehood
“We are yet to know how much we have lost in terms of not having ownership rights
over our indigenous resources that do not find mention in the Arunachal Statehood
Act 1987, he said.
The 20th February should, in fact, be a day of mourning and all the enlightened citizens
of the State should make a soul searching exercise as to what corrective steps the
Govt. should take to ‘right this great historical wrong’ by amending the Constitution
of India for granting us the status of Article 371-A, he said and added that non
provision of this Constitutional status has made us a vassal state of the Centre.
“States like Nagaland and Mizoram have been placed under Article 371-A and these
states have ownership rights over their natural resources within their territories.
Unfortunately the leaders of our state hurriedly welcomed the Statehood status without
studying the social, political and economic ramifications of the Act towards the
state,” said Kamen Ringu Chairman, CWC, PPA in a party meeting on Arunachal Statehood
“The Article 371-H under which Arunachal is placed in, other than giving overriding
powers to the Governor of the State is silent on all other subjects making Arunachal
dependent on Centre for everything,” he rued.
“There is no mention of our ownership rights over our indigenous resources like land,
water and forest that is why most of the MOUs/MOAs on Hydropower Projects were signed
in New Delhi, Ringu said.
The party requested the leaders, intellectuals and various other Civil Organizations
to come forward and fight for grant of Article 371-A status which will eventually
make this state economically self-reliant, added Ringu.
ACCI demands introduction of Inter-city Express
ITANAGAR, Feb 17: While welcoming the proposed inauguration of Naharlagun -Delhi
AC Express, the Arunachal Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) today demanded
introduction of Rajdhani Express and an Inter-City Express to Guwahati preferably
in the evening besides regular goods train services.
Railway staffs, including station master H Kardung, have been posted while construction
works were on under the supervision of a railway engineer and finishing touches being
given to refurbish the railway station at Borum when ACCI general secretary Tarh
Nachung along with chief adviser Pradeep Kumar visited the station today.
A sign board inscribed ‘Tourist ILP Facilitation Centre’ in front of a huge hall
with nine glass enclosure counters and sitting arrangement was ready to receive the
visitors while police personnel were posted at the police check gate at the entrance
of the station.
Pointing out that train service, particularly goods train would serve as a boon for
the growth of trade and commerce by facilitating transportation of goods economically
from different parts of the country, Nachung demanded immediate construction of warehouse
He said that the metre gauge Arunachal Express (No 15813), introduced by the British
Raj from Guwahati to Murkongselek (originally from Alipurduar Junction) covering
a distance of 508 km, basically for transportation of tea and security forces, was
suspended in 2013 for conversion of Rangia junction to Murkongselek track to broad
gauge. The train which has been reintroduced should touch Borum to benefit the masses
while strictly adhering to the ILP provision, he said.
Rayang village gets new Panchayat office
RUKSIN, Feb 17: Pasighat West MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary (Industry), Tatung
Jamoh today inaugurated the newly constructed ‘Panchayat Ghor’(office) at Rayang
village under Ruksin block and another SPT building meant for teachers’ quarter in
the village. He also inspected Govt. Upper primary School and Kasturba Gandhi Balika
Vidyalaya (KGVBV) at Rayang and interacted with the teaching staffs and School Management
Committee (SMC) members.
Later, addressing a public gathering at Rayang Community Hall, Jamoh, urged the local
PRI leaders to take proper care of the panchayat office and use it for the benefit
of the rural people.
Responding to a two-point memorandum submitted by SMC president of Rayang Upper Primary
School seeking financial sanction for its infrastructure development, Jamoh assured
to take up the issue with the Education ministry. Ensuring the people of adequate
fund in the next financial year, the MLA suggested the SMC members and local leaders
for pursuing the matter with the education directorate.
Ruksin ADC, T Pada urged the local villagers to work united. He put emphasize on
self reliance for survival and also urged the people to maintain peace for achieving
The MLA during his visit took stock of the worn-out condition of Rayang UP School.
The school has been lying in a dilapidated condition for the last three decades for
want of maintenance. MLA Jamoh was also apprised of the fact that the computer education
in Rayang KGBV has come to halt because of the defective UPS accessories supplied
by the education department. The MLA, who took a serious note on the defunct computer
sets, has announced for replacement of the all defective UPS.
Among others, Rayang village GB Togo Gamnoh, village secretary Tapang Kadu, senior
citizen Takin Taying and Tajing Padung also spoke on the occasion.
Aboh calls for harmonious co-existence
WAKKA, Feb 17: Khonsa West MLA and Chairman of DoTCL Tirong Aboh called for harmonious
co-existence among the people of Nokte and Wancho tribes and stressed upon preservation
and promotion of their rich cultural heritage.
Attending the Oriah festival celebration at Wakka, Aboh said that all the festivals
of the state are basically associated with the agricultural activities and hence
prayers are offered for the peace, prosperity, good health and bumper harvest. He
urged the people of Wakka circle to avoid huge deforestation for Jhum cultivation.
He suggested the people to take up alternative to shifting cultivation like cash
crops with the help of agriculture, horticulture, veterinary and fishery department.
He said that Wakka and Pongchau circle are facing acute shortage of water in winter
season due to deforestation.
He appreciated the Wancho people for their effort for promotion and preservation
of their culture and tradition through such celebration.
DMO, Longding Dr. Neeba Lowang called upon the people to preserve their culture through
celebration of their indigenous festival in a befitting way. Lauding the Wanchos
for being receptive to development activities, Dr. Lowang suggested that living in
hygienic surroundings is utmost necessary in area like Wakka-Pongchau circle in order
to avoid various water borne diseases adding that water must be boiled before drinking
stating that since last few years many people have died due to water borne diseases.
Earlier, the General Secretary of the Wancho Oriah Wakka circle festival committee
– 2015 highlighted the importance of its celebration.
The highlights of the day-long celebration included hoisting of festival flag by
Tirong Aboh, offering to the festival altar ‘Zang –Wan’, presentation of traditional
dances by the various cultural troupes. The dance troupe from Wakka, Chongkhow, Nginu,
Ngissa villages performed their traditional dances.
Among others Witwang Lowang, Chief of Kheti, Wanggo Lowang, Chief of Dadam, Panchayat
and public leaders of the constituency including members from Elite Society of Dadam
Area participated in the celebration. DIPRO
Animal husbandry department kicks off fertility camps in Namsai
ITANAGAR, Feb 17: Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Department of Namsai district kicked
off a series of fertility camps in the district yesterday by organizing a fertility
camp at Namsai district headquarters. The programme aims at improving productivity
of cattle through dissemination of information regarding reproductive problems including
special focus on awareness generation for artificial insemination.
While attending the programme, Namsai MLA Chow Zingnu Namchoom emphasized on up grading
local cattle through artificial insemination or natural breeding. He categorically
stated that Namsai district has the greatest potential in dairy development in the
entire state due to its suitable location as well as topographical advantages.
Deputy Commissioner R.K.Sharma urged upon the farmers to actively consider dairy
farming as a means of livelihood. It is also expected that Dairy Plant will be established
in Namsai district under IDDP, he informed.
Earlier, Dr K Sarmah, i/c District AH & Veterinary Officer, Namsai gave an overview
of dairy sector in the district and its potential. He informed that sexual health
of cow has a direct effect on its productivity. Infertility, repeat breeding or delayed
heat after parturition has a great impact on milk production in milch animal. In
addition, non-productive or less productive livestock shares natural and manmade
resources equally competing with productive livestock for feed and fodder, water,
land and labor. For this, he said, fertility camps are organized in which sexual
problems are identified for treatment and also farmers are informed about various
types of infertility or breeding problems and remedies.
Namsai ZPM, Anchal Samiti Chairperson Piyong and Namsai also spoke on the occasion
and requested the department to take up projects for upgrading local cattle with
dual purpose Indian breeds for enhancement of milk production as well as enhancement
of drought power needed for agricultural operations.
The camp was conducted by Dr Ratna Namchoom, Veterinary Officer, Namsai, assisted
by Dr Jayanta Mungkhang Veterinary Officer Lekang and attended by 60 farmers and
PRI members. Altogether five such camps are being organized at various circles of
Daying Ering Memorial Lecture marks 2nd day of JNC golden jubilee
PASIGHAT, Feb 17: Daying Ering Memorial Lecture Series was organised on the second
day of the Golden Jubilee celebration of the J N College, Pasighat in presence of
large number of students and faculty members today.
In her lecture on “Writing the North East: the Art of Witness,” eminent personality
Mamang Dai highlighted the essentiality of expressing themselves correctly from the
cultural point of view. Dr Jogendra Nath, former English teacher of the JNC also
spoke and expressed some ideas how to maintain regionalism through their writings.
Another luminary, Moji Riba in his lecture gave emphasis on maintaining the traditionalism
to the maximum extent so that the people do not face the cultural death in short
course of time. “The particular aspect of our social and cultural longevity should
be maintained, which otherwise might face pre-mature death.”
Sharing Riba’s view Dr Nath pointed out that even in pursuing the tradition of the
people the particular cultural stage should be chosen while it is in its peak point.
The programme was organized by the Co-ordinator Dr S N Jha and hosted by Dr S.K.Sinha.
Book on late Tomo Riba released
ITANAGAR, Feb 17: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has released a book titled “One Tale,
Two Stories’, at a city hotel here yesterday evening to mark the 15th death anniversary
of former Chief Minister Late Tomo Riba.
Recalling the contributions of former Chief Minister, Tuki said Late Riba with clean
policies, among the first generation politicians including Bakin Pertin, worked as
a team for uniting the 26 major and innumerable sub-tribes to bring reforms in the
society. The CM recalled how he listened to Late Tomo Riba on radio and how people
in the villages still talk about his personality and his selfless services for the
society. Wishing to regard the contribution of inspiring political leaders, Tuki
assured to name a good project after Late Tomo Riba as a mark of respect.
The book 'One Tale, Two Stories', is an anthology of essays written by 33 friends,
colleagues and protégés who were inspired and shaped in some way or the other by
the former chief minister Tomo Riba. An initiative of Riba's eldest and youngest
daughters and published by the Tomo Riba Memorial Trust, the book has articles written
by his political colleagues like Kamen Ringu of the People's Party of Arunachal which
Riba helped form and also a piece by current Chief Minister Nabam Tuki. A large number
of articles have also been written by his friends and relatives from neighbouring
Politicians across political and personal divides came together for the launch of
Saaya asks players to maintain sportsman spirit
ITANAGAR, Feb 17: Likha Saaya, Parliamentary Secretary, Home & Sports & Youth Affairs
today visited the SLSA sports complex in the afternoon to witness the ongoing Football
and Volleyball quarterfinals and semi-final matches of the state level CM's Trophy
tournament. He also interacted with the players, coaches, technical officials and
team managers and requested all the participants to maintain sportsman spirit, discipline
to bring sports culture in the state.
Day 0 results: Men's Football quarterfinal
Capital Complex beat Upper Subansiri 4-1; East Siang beat West Siang 4-3 via Penalty
shoot out; East Kameng beat Lower Dibang Valley 3-1; Lower Subansiri beat Tawang
Women's Football semi-final:
Kurung Kumey beat West Siang 5-0;
Men's Volleyball Semi Finals:
Kurung Kumey beat Capital Complex (25-12, 25-17, 20-25, 25-22); Lower Subansiri beat
Papum Pare (20-25, 25-11, 25-20, 25-22).
Women's Volleyball Quarterfinals:
Kurung Kumey beat Papum Pare (19-25, 25-8, 15-5); West Siang beat Upper Subansiri
(25-17, 25-15); Capital Complex beat Lower Subansiri (25-16, 9-25, 15-11); Anjaw
beat Lower Dibang Valley (25-14, 25-13).
Forceful donation in the names of unions, associations and organizations has been
hurting the image of state. Business communities as well employees of both state
and central government offices are the worst victim of forceful donation incident.
Most of the time victim does not report the matter to police, which directly or indirectly
encourages these monsters to carry on with their nefarious activities. Often people
blame weak governance for the rise of such kind of unlawful activities.
However it seems state government is now seriously taking action against such groups.
As per the report in local media, State Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi recently held
a review meeting of police action on forceful collection of money by the students’
unions in the preceding quarter. CS expressed satisfaction on the action taken by
the district police against criminals who have been forcefully collecting money or
making demands in the name of student unions. As per the report, action has been
initiated against various student unions and community based organizations. This
initiative of state government deserves appreciation. But they need to continue it
and don’t allow few bunch of goons to run amok in the state. Arunachal need to create
healthy atmosphere in order to attract business community to invest in the state.
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Time to pay back to animals
We humans are intelligent enough to make use of animals for our own benefit, but
sometimes we go beyond borders of human decency and misuse or give trouble to animals.
Man’s oldest and best friend- the dog is a versatile and intelligent animal. The
dog which is a loving companion to man (especially a blind man) is not only kept
as pet-cum-guard-dog by pet lovers, it is also an indispensable part of many organisations
like police force, Armed forces, anti-drug squad and bomb squad etc. It is unfair
that when we humans fall sick we make use of best medical facilities to prolong our
life but when it comes to animals some section of society have a different view.
Whether it is human beings or animals, all are entitled to live their full life.
When we humans have a problem we voice our views through an association which has
a leader. But unfortunately these voiceless animals have to depend on humans to speak
for their rights. We who consider ourselves superior to animals have taken a lot
from them, but it is high time we give back to animals what is due to them.
T. S. Karthik
Ensure installation of proper ILP checking mechanism
It is indeed very good news for us that Rajdhani Express train service will start
operation from Naharlagun very soon. It would be very helpful for our students studying
in North Indian states and business too will improve. But, in the context of the
ignorance and backwardness of our people and with the threat of illegal Bangladeshi
immigrants who have become the ruling party of Tripura and leader of Opposition in
Assam, I would request our CM, student unions, NGOs, societies, social workers, media
persons and professors of our university to study about legal ways by which illegal
migrants can be prevented from entering and settling in AP with the opening of railways
in our state. The main banner of the railway station at Yupia is in Assamese language.
I would not blame any outsider, but such act of disregarding the interest and convenience
of local people could only be possible with the help of our own ministers, officers,
contractors, students and people living in Yupia. This act indicates the level of
compromise our Arunachal people can make for some petty personal benefits. This incident
also predicts that our minister, officers, students unions, societies, media, professors
and common people of AP would never bother about illegal Bangladeshi immigrants until
all AP people are dominated and deprived by exponential and magical inflow and growth
of Bangladeshi immigrants. By that time it would be totally useless to wake up to
regain the lost ground by any means. Today is the right time for all minister, officers,
students unions, societies, media, professors and common people of AP to formulate
stringent strategies to check the incoming of any illegal migrants and stop compromising
on this issue for the sake of some petty personal financial benefits. I would like
to request our CM and concerned railway authorities to replace the main railway banner
written in Assamese with another banner written in either Hindi or English which
our AP people are comfortable with. Not only the main banner, but all other banners
should be in English and Hindi.
Not a right claim
This is in response to the article published in your daily on February 06, 2015 titled
“AdiSU expresses resentment”. Since time immemorial Namsai is the only district where
Tai-Khamptis is in majority and literally the claim made by AdiSU is not true. From
border issue to Chakma Hajong and PRC issues it’s the Khamptis who are struggling
and fought whereas the others are merely the spectator.
Dr. Chow Nakunand Singkai
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