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January - 03


Fire devours 30 houses in Naharlagun

ITANAGAR, Jan 02: At least 30 houses were gutted in a devastating fire at Dokum colony, Naharlagun this evening. However, there is no report of any causality.

Unconfirmed sources informed that the fire broke out from a kuchcha house at around 4 pm, and engulfed suddenly nearby houses. 3 gas cylinders were also burst out causing the situation alarming.

Three fire tenders from Naharlagun and two from Itanagar rushed to the fire incident site and doused the fire, Naharlagun police sources informed and claimed that 20-22 houses were gutted in the fire. However, police sources added, investigation is going on to assess the property loss and ascertain the cause of fire. Number of houses gutted in fire may increase as there were many smaller houses in the colony, sources further said.

Meanwhile, local MLA Techi Kaso visited the fire incident site immediately, informed All Nyishi Youth Association Capital Complex unit (ANYACCU) president J T Hannan.

Hannan further informed that ANYACCU has decided to distribute 200 kg of rice among the victims of fire tomorrow. The Association unit appealed the district administration and local MLA to provide shelter and immediate relief besides compensation to the fire victims.


Indigenous Faith Day celebrated

ITANAGAR, Jan 02: Indigenous Faith Day was celebrated at Hapoli on December 31 last.

Director Research Tage Tada attended the function as Chief Guest.

On the occasion, besides cultural competition literary competition was also organized.

The Donyi-Polo Day was also celebrated at Bari-rijo. The occasion was attended by APUDFC MD Tony Koyu as Chief Guest.

Speaking on the occasion Koyu advocated for preservation of age old culture and tradition and thanked the people of the area for their active participation.

The followers of Donyi-Poloism from Rumgong area celebrated Indigenous Faith Day with lots of fanfare and enthusiasm  at Jomo village in West Siang district.

During the celebration youths pledged to preserve, promote and protect their indigenous faith and culture.


ITBP determined to serve the nation

ITANAGAR, Jan 02: The ITBP along with local villagers are determined to serve the nation and look forward for better co-operation in every field, said 10th ITBP Bn commanding officer Rajesh Kumar Tomar on the occasion of New Year day celebration at Kimin yesterday. The ITBP celebrated the beginning of the year in a unique way by organizing Meena Bazar and sports competition in which all officers and personnel along with civil population participated with lots of enthusiasm and motivation.

Various sports competitions were also organized for ITBP personnel and local villagers  to mark the occasion.  Besides musical chair competition for ladies, tug of war were the main attraction of the programme. The first and second position holders in various competitions were also awarded prizes.

At the closing ceremony of the programmes  Garima Singh, Acting president of Himveer Wife Welfare Association shown keen interest to share responsibility towards local villagers and called upon the  local ladies to take the benefit of the courses being conducted by the unit.


Miss Diilyang Diibu Fashion Contest

ITANAGAR, Jan 02: Danyi-Piilo Youth Forum(DPYF), Ziro organized 2nd Miss Diilyang Diibu Fashion Show contest cum Traditional Cultural Competition at Abotani Hall, Hapoli on December 30 last.

Kago Soniya was adjudged as winner of the contest with Tasso Uni and Duyu Sunya as 1st and 2nd runners up respectively.

The winners walked away with a cash prize of R 20,000, Rs 15,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively.

Supung Meder Nello and Hong Meder Nello won the 1st and 2nd prizes of the Traditional Dance competition.

While Old Ziro Meder Nello and Reserve Line Youth Group received the 1st and 2nd prizes of the modern dance competition.

Apatani Cultural and Literary Society, President Hibu Tadi attended the function as Chief Guest.

AWCC constituted

ITANAGAR, Jan 2: Arunachal Cricket Association (ACA) in a meeting held here recently has constituted the Arunachal Women Cricket Committee (AWCC) and appointed Maya Kholi, Kabak Nachung and Kirter Gara as  chairperson, vice chairman and secretary respectively.


Si-Donyi Sports Meet held

ITANAGAR, Jan 2: Maying Lingdi-Lingney team defeated Sippi United 2-1 in the final of Si-Donyi Football Tournament played on December 27 last.

Rohit Dui and Lodak Maying scored a goal each for Maying Lingdi-Lingney team while the lone goal for Sippi United was scored by Sukar Raji. The winner and runners up team would be awarded Rs.15,000 and Rs.7,000 respectively along with trophies.

In volleyball competition, APP (A) beat Murtem Makcha team. The winner and runners up would given cash prizes along with trophies.

In badminton singles, Dr. Tabe Murtem became champion  defeating Riakji Duchok while the pair of Dr. Tabe and Takam Yolu beat Molar Bui and Riakji Duchok duo in doubles final.

The prizes would be given away by the chief of the Si-Donyi festival celebration on January six.



ITANAGAR: MP Takam Sanjoy and MLA Techi Kaso have consented to attend the Si-Donyi Festival celebration, Itanagar as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively.


MSME takes up series of training

ITANAGAR: Branch MSME Development Institute, Itanagar is organizing entrepreneurship skill development programme at SSi Computer Education, Itanagar from January 7-17.

It will also organize Industrial Motivation Campaign on January 8 and Entrepreneurship Skill Development Programme on Computer Hardware and Maintenance for unemployed youth at Max Computer Education, Naharlagun from January 9-19.


AARCA alleges anomaly in work distributions

ITANAGAR: Recently central executive members of All Arunachal Registered Contractors Association (AARCA) conducted week long tour to West and East Siang districts recently to interact with members of district units.

The team was headed by Dipak Charu, President AARCA and RC Tassar, General Secretary Administration. During their interaction with district unit they discovered that there are gross discrepancies from various departments in awarding contractual works to its registered members.

In a letter submitted to parent body, the local unit of Siang district alleged that departments are allotting contract works to unknown contractors rather than without any open tender and requisites formalities.

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