ITANAGAR, Jan, 22: Two youth Congress leaders of the state – Toko Budh, Yachuli Assembly
Youth Congress president and Tadar Niglar, APYC president attended the All India
Congress Committee Meeting in Jaipur, Rajasthan which concluded on 20th January.
ITANAGAR, Jan 22: The Co-ordination Committee of Tirap, Changlang and Longding District
Students Union has postponed its proposed 48-hr bandh call in Tirap, Changlang and
Longding from January 24-25 following assurance from Parliamentary Secretary Gadam
Ete to initiate a discussion among the representatives of Tirap, Changlang and Longding
Districts with Principal Secretaries (Home) and DGP regarding the demand of the committee
on January 30.
Orgs condemn alleged attack
ITANAGAR, Jan, 22: All Sawa Youth Welfare Association (ASYWA) and All Krema Pao Youth
Welfare Association today condemned ‘unlawful act’ of ANSU president who allegedly
attacked one Rajiv Tari and damaged his house on 10th January. They alleged that
a group of people led by the Union president ransacked the house of Rajiv Tari without
12-hr Raga bandh called
ITANAGAR, Jan, 22: Protesting against the alleged failure of district administration
and state Govt to fulfill its demands, All Raga Students Area Students Union (ARASU)
today declared 12 hours bandh at Raga during the Republic Day. Earlier union demanded
for the shifting of various sub-division offices under Raga sub-division from Ziro
to Raga including departments of Agriculture, Horticulture, PWD, Power, Medical
and Education. It also demanded for posting of extra assistance commissioner and
circle officer at Raga and immediate joining of staffs posted in Raga area, and
solution to Assam-Arunachal boundary dispute at Dollungmukh area.
Awareness prog on RGSSBY
ITANAGAR, Jan 22: The North East Development Welfare Society (NEDWS) has organized
an awareness programme on Rajiv Gandhi Shilpi Swasthya Bima Yojana (RGSSBY) at Roing
in Lower Dibang Valley district on Jan 19. Around 100 local people were benefited
from the programme in which the BDO and ADI took part as resource persons.
The RGSSBY, a health insurance scheme for handicraft artisans, aims at financially
enabling the artisans community to access to the best of health care facilities in
the country. The scheme will cover the artisans’ family of four comprising self and
provides benefit like medical claim amounting to Rs 15,000, personal accidental
benefit up to Rs 1 lakh and SBI bank loan of Rs 25,000 without security.
ITANAGAR, Jan 22: The family of Arunachal Vikas Parishad expressed grief and sorrow
over demise of Nabam Yaniang, mother of Parliamentary Secretary Nabam Rebia.
She died at the age of about ninety years at her residence at Midpu.
AVP members prayed to Almighty to rest her soul in eternal and also to give strength
to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.
Death of Shandil’s wife mourned
ITANAGAR, Jan 22: Arunachal Pradesh State Medicinal Plant Board Vice Chairman Soni
Degio and Youth Congress of Rumgong Assembly constituency mourned the death of Anuradha
Shandil, wife of Dr. Dhaniram Shandil, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment
in Himachal Pradesh, who died on Tuesday in New Delhi. It conveyed its condolence
message to bereaved family and said late Anuradha would be fondly remembered.
Org resents over law & order
ITANAGAR, Jan, 22: Arunachal Pradesh Abotani Clan Youth Organization (APATCYO) today
condemned the state government for allegedly failing to contain law and order problem
in the state. Citing the various cases which remained unsolved, organization in a
press statement questioned the state Chief Minister for maintaining stoic silence
over the cases in the state capital. Further it demanded for appointment of new
home minister to maintain peace and stability in the state.
Adi Agom Kebang (AAK) was wrongly mentioned as Adi Bane Kebang in a news item under
heading ‘AAK president relinquishes post’ published on January 22 issue of this daily.
The mistake is regretted.
Air gun prohibited
SEPPA, Jan 22: East Kameng Deputy Commissioner cum District Magistrate Tope Bam in
an order has prohibited sale and possession of Air-guns and pellet by the people
within the district with immediate effect on the ground that the people possessing
air guns are in the frequent habit of killing small birds as a result of which different
beautiful and unique varieties of birds are on the verge of extinction, the order
In the order, it is further said that killing of wild animals and birds is an offence,
punishable under Wildlife Protection Act and other relevant section of law.
The GOI and State Govt. are very serious in effective implementation of Wildlife
Protection Act to maintain ecological balance, it said. DIPRO, Seppa
Meditation camp at Daporijo
DAPORIJO, Jan 22: A Yoga cum Transcendental Meditation Camp was organized at Shiv
Mandir, Daporijo on January 19 on the occasion of Kumbh Mela by the Vivekananda Kendra
Arun Jyoti (VKAJ), Daporijo.
Participants were taught yoga, transcendental meditation and pranayam techniques
during the camp,
Jumin Ligu demonstrated yogic flying which is an extended programme of transcendental
meditation propounded by Maharishi Mahesh yogi. He explained that in yogic flying
(first stage) the body of the person who is meditating levitates in the air in the
form of hopping without any conscious physical effort.
Participants of the camp expressed their enthusiasm for more such camps to be organised
in Daporijo and nearby areas.
The Camp was attended by SC Yadav, SP, Daporijo, Jumin Ligu, L&EO, Daporijo and 20
other participants from the place. DIPRO
ANYA writes to Governor
ITANAGAR, Jan, 22: In a representation to the state governor today All Nyishi Youth
Association (ANYA) demanded the suspension of North Eastern Regional Institute of
Science and Technology director alleging him of misusing power by appointing assistant
registrar. ANYA claimed that the said officer has a bad reputation in misusing of
fund meant for construction of type-1 quarters at NERIST which is being under vigilance
of special investigation cell (SIC). Further, the association appealed to the governor
to cancel the illegal appointment against 45% ST reservation quota. It also demanded
for filling up of all backlog vacancies under SC/ST and OBC quota. It said that
ministry of human resource development had made an order to fill up the vacancies
but the authority of premier institution did not comply with it. In a separate representation
to the Director National Rural Health Mission ANYA also demanded for cancellation
of recent interview for nurses saying that it has conducted without considering the
Students urged to promote social harmony
DAPORIJO, Jan 22: The 2nd conference cum election of All Taliha Payeng area Students’Union
was conducted at Taliha.
Delegates and other intellectual members from all Taliha Payeng area participated
in the three days conference.
Debate and discussion on upliftment of the society was organized during the conference,
in which every delegate participated actively.
Speaking on the occasion, Same Timba encouraged the students to come forward and
render selfless service for the welfare of the society and nation as a whole. He
also exhorted the students to promote social harmony and brotherhoodness rather than
creating conflict among the students under the banner of different students’ union.
He suggested the union to adopt selection system instead of election since the latter
creates more conflict and controversy among the students in electing office bearers.
He also gave emphasis on preservation and promotion of ones own culture and tradition
as ‘loss of culture is loss of identity’.
Earlier, a procession was taken out in the main thoroughfare of Taliha Township followed
by hoisting of flag by its former president.
191 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Training on 70th Round National Sample Survey
ITANAGAR, Jan 22: The State Level Training workshop on 70th Round National Sample
Survey (NSS) organized by the Directorate of Economics & Statistics started today
in the conference hall of the Directorate of Economics & Statistics.
Ankur Garg, Secretary, Economics & Statistics asked the newly recruited ROs and DSOs
to work like professionals and keep themselves motivated and updated. Mentioning
that he has high expectations from them, he urged them to provide superior quality
of works. He further asked the department to provide correct and accurate data and
maintain the glory and pride of the department as it is the core department which
provides accurate statistics to the state.
Earlier, BK Tyagi, Deputy Director General North Eastern Zone while giving the keynote
address informed that National Sample Survey is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Ministry
of Statistics & Programme Implementation of GoI. The survey which was started in
the year 1950 has been instrumental in developing a strong database on various socio-
economic parameters. He further informed that the Sample Survey is conducted in the
form of successive rounds, each round being normally of one-year duration. The information
collected through these surveys is used by Central and State Govt. and other organizations
for planning and policy formulations. The NSSO conducts surveys on different subjects
in each round and the 70th round is earmarked for survey on Land and Livestock Holdings,
Debt and Investment and Situation Assessment of Agricultural households. The survey
period will be from January 1 to December 31.
In Arunachal Pradesh the survey will be carried out in 96 rural sample villages and
64 urban blocks, he further informed.
Koj Tajang, Director, Economics and Statistics while giving the welcome speech asked
all the officers and staffs especially from the districts to take advantage of the
training so that the 70th NSS can be completed successfully in the state.
All the ROs and DSOs of all the districts are participating in this 4 day long training
AR conducts free medical camp at Pullung
ITANAGAR, Jan 22: 1 Assam Rifles and 402 Field Hospital under aegis of Headquarter
25 Sector Assam Rifles organized a free Medical Camp at Pullung.
A total of 810 patients including 242 males, 272 females and 296 children were treated
throughout the day. The patients were also provided with required medicines free
of cost. Various rapid laboratory tests as well as ECG were conducted, according
to an Army release.
Four doctors and medical staff of the Army and Assam Rifles as well as DMO, Civil
doctors and staff of District Hospital, Khonsa took part in the camp.
People from far-flung villages like Kaimai, Borduria, Old and New Laptang, Deomali,
Namkhang, Namsang, Narotam Nagar, Bogapani, Pokkam and Hunkanjuri etc took full advantage
of the Free Medical Camp.
The camp was inaugurated by Colonel HS Deol, Commanding Officer, 402 Field Hospital
of 2 Mountain Division. The Raja and Gaon Bura of Pullung village on behalf of the
villagers and nearby villages as well as the civil administration lauded the noble
gesture of “The Assam Rifles and the Army” and expressed their heartfelt gratitude
for the medical camp at their doorstep.
A small stall of health and hygiene awareness was opened to educate the villagers
and musical concert was also organised by the Battalion band to instill a feeling
Such camps, if organized regularly will go a long way in bringing the hill people
as well as “Friends of the Hill people” closer to achieve sustained peace and prosperity
in Arunachal Pradesh, the release added.
One should have a dream and passion in life: Siram
PASIGHAT, Jan 22: The 2nd International Karate Open Championship is scheduled to
be held at Al Ahli Club Sports Complex, Dubai (UAE) is just weeks away. P Nobin Jomoh,
senior karate player of the state is fully prepared to lead the nation in the international
Lauding Sempai Jomoh for his outstanding performances, the Nino Youth Welfare Society
(NYWS) Pasighat felicitated him on Tuesday. Showing their solidarity the NYWS headed
by its President Baity Jamoh handed over some amount to Nobin which has generously
been contributed by the members of Nino society to meet the to and fro expenditure
of his ensuing Dubai trip.
Describing Nobin as a gem under the sea NYWS said Nobin’s achievement is a matter
of pride for Nino clan and also a source of inspiration for the younger generation
Arunachal Pradesh. Later, the members met the East Siang DC and made him aware of
the financial struggle that the young boy is facing in his developing years. They
sought government intervention with prompt financial help for Nobin’s next foreign
trip (February) to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to represent Indian Karate team in +84
kg Men’s Individual Kumite event in forthcoming 4th Asia Karate Cup 2013 including
Meanwhile, the highly impressed Education Minister Bosiram Siram stated ‘One should
have a dream and passion in life’ while congratulating Nobin for his selection. ‘I
am hopeful that Nobin will bring more laurels in future and his performance will
surely inspire the budding players in the state’ he added in his felicitation letter.
Siram also highly appreciated NYWS for their generous contributions and encouragements.
On the other hand, Nobin conveyed his deep sense of gratitude to the NYWS members
and the Education Minister for noble contributions, moral supports and blessings.
It is worth to mention that 24-year-old Nobin lost his parents when he was in class-VI
standard only. He grew up in a poor family but remarkably completed his graduation
in Arts despite financial constrains in life and won the first gold medal at the
age of 15 in the state level competition. He has been honoured with coveted State-Award
during the 65th Independence Day celebration in the year 2011. Participation at international
level is not new as Nobin has already shown his caliber in abroad several times.
He has already bagged dozens of Gold and Silver medals at national and international
Action committee to meet CM on Aalo incident
ITANAGAR, Jan 22: The Action Committee on late Goto Yudik murder case and the Galo
Welfare Society in a joint meeting on January 21 have decided to call on the State
Chief Minister Nabum Tuki as soon as he returns to the state capital on Janaury 23.
The three-point demand of the Action Committee was endorsed by the meeting, which
included immediate arrest of all the accused in the case, immediate institution of
a magisterial enquiry / SIT enquiry into the case and transfer/suspension of all
the concern district officials to ensure an impartial enquiry into the broad day
light murder of the GSU leader Goto Yudik at the venue of the Galo Baanv Kvba.
An Independent Fact Finding team was constituted by the GWS to look into the cause
and effects of the murder of late Goto Yudik.
The meeting also unequivocally condemned the dastardly act of fratricide.
Claiming responsibility of the destruction of the Paktu Heritage pillar by the angry
mourners from Upper Subansiri in the wee hours of the 11th January 2013, the members
of the Action Committee also appealed to the complainants to immediately withdraw
their FIR lodged against some prominent public and student leaders and others in
Aalo Police Station.
Aalo incident condemned
Ramle Banggo Welfare Society (RBWS) vehemently condemned the January 10 Aalo incident
in which a young student leader Goto Yudik lost his life.
The Society demanded that justice must be given to the parents and family of Lt.
Goto and all those who were involved in the gruesome murder must be given exemplary
and rigorous punishment so that no such incidents recur in future.
Further, the society appealed the Galo Welfare Society (GWS), the apex body of the
Galo community, Galo Students Union (GSU) and all Galos of the state not to extent
any types of support to any Galo organization which is divisive and disintegrative
in nature and tries to malign the name of the tribe.
Boys’ hostel inaugurated
KHONSA, Jan 22: MLA Kamthok Lowang inaugurated a boys’ hostel at Khonsa today amidst
a huge gathering of students, teachers, HoDs and public leaders.
Parliamentary Secretary Yumsen Matey and Tirap DC Dr Sachin Shinde were present during
While speaking on the occasion Lowang urged the students to maintain the hostel building
properly as their own property. He passionately appealed to the students to work
hard and compete against their counterparts in the state. He said that the parents
and the teachers repose tremendous faith in them adding that they must not belie
their hopes. The MLA assured to fulfill the other grievances gradually.
Parliamentary Secretary Matey while thanking MLA Kamthok for sanctioning and commissioning
the boys’ hostel, asked the students to maintain it properly. He said that without
education no society can move ahead and asked them to study hard to achieve the desired
goal in life. He said that there was no substitute for hardwork. Matey further said
that the world had become fiercely competitive and so the students should be well-equipped
to face the harsh realities of life.
Deputy Commissioner Shinde asked the students to take maximum benefit out of Tirap
District Career Counseling Cell adding it would help in honing their skill to face
any entrance examination confidently. He told the students that there would be a
coaching camp shortly for the aspiring students.
Earlier, in his welcome address the Principal of the school M.Hosai highlighted the
plethora of problems being faced by the school. He however, profusely thanked MLA
Lowang for his generosity in sanctioning the boys’ hostel. The DDSE was also present
during the programme. DIPRO
Newborn found dead at Ruksin
RUKSIN, Jan 22: A one-day-old baby boy found abandoned in the dry culvert on NH-52
near Ruksin gate here was recovered dead by Ruksin police this morning.
The body was wrapped in a cotton cloth, local people, who informed police about the
"He was probably left in the dry culvert last midnight and seems to have belonged
to a poor family,” eyewitnesses said.
Police said the infant was given birth in a medical/hospital as it was found clipping
with medical clip in the umbilical cord. No injury mark was noticed on the infant’s
body at the time of inquest.
Police further informed that the infant was about one-day-old and seemed to have
been abandoned in the dry culvert last night. Police has started investigation into
The lifeless body was cremated after completion of post mortem and other necessary
‘Atang Ane’ -- The largest tree of the state
Locally known as ‘Atang Ane’ (rubber tree), the Ficus Elestica (Indian rubber bush)
located near remote Kallek Village of Yingkiong Forest Division under Kebang circle
of East Siang district stands as the largest tree of the state under multi-trunk
tree category so far.
The giant tree (Atang Ane) is situated in a sub-tropical forest range of 280 05’51.7”
north latitude and 950 09’ 28.1” east longitudes. Its elevation is measured upto
648 meter (AMSL).
Situated in the northern side of Kallek Village, one can visit the tree after having
three hours foot march from motorable road.
During the visit to the tree by this reporter last Friday, Kallek HGB Tamang Tamuk
informed that the giant tree was planted by one Sibeng Tamuk during early part of
“The ‘Atang Ane’ was planted by late Sibeng Tamuk to obtain rubber from it during
the time of practicing jhum cultivation in the area and it is believe that the sapling
of the tree might have brought from nearby Burma (now Myanmar) by him”, the HGB said.
The tree may grow larger in coming days as its growth rate is very fast as we are
witnessing it since our childhood, asserted one Tagom Darang in his mid-60s.
“If properly taken care and link a porter track towards the tree, it will become
one of the hotspot for tourist in the state”, said Dr Tajir Tamuk, a native of Kallek
Village serving as an orthopedic surgeon at Dibrugarh based Aditya Diagnostics &
Dr Tamuk also informed that an age-old bat cave too is situated just nearby the giant
tree and if it is explored, this too will become a hotspot for tourist in the area.
Earlier, the 59.8 meters tree (in circumference) was located by one Takom Tamuk of
Kallek Village and he received a cash award of Rs 15,000 from Governor of Arunachal
Pradesh General (Retd) J J Singh.
Along with Tamuk, Rai Yayer of Nirjuli received cash award of Rs 5,000 for locating
the second largest tree under the category Banyan (Ficus benghalensis) at Kankar
Nallah, Nirjuli under Banderdewa Forest Division.
The brain child of the Governor, the aim of initiative in locating the largest tree
was to add another feather to the tourism potential of the state.
Foundation Day of IDEA SHGs celebrated at Taliha
ITANAGAR, Jan 22: With a view to strengthen SHGs morally, united and economically,
Itanagar Diocesan Empowerment Association (IDEA) Self Help Groups of Taliha celebrated
2nd SHG Foundation Day yesterday.
On the occasion Sr. Josin SD gave welcome address and Tabu Duchok read out the aims
and objectives and history of IDEA.
Addressing the SHGs, Taliha CO/BDO Kipa Raja gave brief description on SHG, its formation
and selection of group member etc. He also said “as we form SHG we should not only
target to conceive loan from the bank”. But bank looks upon the development made
by the group first then only the bank decides to finance loan for the groups, he
said. He said, IDEA SHGs of Taliha namely, Women SHG Taliha and Ajin Aram SHG Taliha
have got support from the department. However, the department can not give all the
SHGs support at a time, he said. He, however, promised to give support one by one.
He has announced and promised to give Taliha SHGs five tailoring machines and requested
them to learn as IDEA team has been providing various skill development training
On the occasion, Tagam Yako, Agriculture Development officer (ADO) expressed his
readiness to extend support to the groups as and when he is approached.
Fr. Sijo Jose Kuliranyil SAC of Siyum appreciated the hard work done by the IDEA
team and assured necessary to support SHGs of the region at any time.
On the occasion IDEA Project Coordinator Sanjit also gave short inputs and information
regarding the project and the activity to be taken up during the current year.
48 per cent of children under the age of 5 are malnourished in India, about 7 million
of whom suffer from severe acute malnutrition. The Prime Minister called this a "national
shame'', which needs to be tackled on an urgent basis. To fight this silent epidemic,
and tackle the persistent issue of malnutrition, Save the Children has now launched
a Digital Nutrition Rehabilitation.
Centre which provides all of us a chance to contribute to tackling malnutrition for
some of the poorest and most marginalized infants, in some of the hardest to reach
corners of India, thus saving a precious life.
Every year, nearly 1.7 million children die because of illnesses that are easily
preventable and under nutrition is the underlying cause for about a third of these
deaths. This innovative initiative is part of a larger national effort to ensure
quality health care and nutrition for some of India's poorest and most marginalised
It's never been easier to support an initiative to help save children lives, and
provide quality care and nutrition for young children. All one has to do is visit
the digital centre at http://nutrition.savethechildren.in.
The digital centre simulates the experience of being inside an ideal and child-friendly
Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre (NRC), now being set up in some states by their governments
to treat babies suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) -- which is a life-threatening
‘Fine system’ and my experience
In continuation to Taba Ajum's and T. Tahin's views and experiences, I too being
a concerned citizen of Arunachal Pradesh would like to share my experience with my
fellow readers on stretching trends of taking "FINE" on petty collision of vehicles
in our state and our lustres in the neighbouring states.
One Sunday we went to Harmuty for marketing in a private car of one of us who used
to be a local of Itanagar. There was huge rush. After marketing, for return journey
our parked vehicle required about turn. But due to limited parking lot and congested
area, our local friend who was driving the vehicle accidently banged the other nearby
parked car of Assam registration. We all scared and apologized the owner. The gentleman
excused us but rather lamented the concerned authority for lack of sufficient parking
area. We all breadth deeply. After few moment, the gentleman came close to us and
said "Bhai Sahab! Sochke dekhiye, aap ka Itanagar me hone se aap ka kya haal hona
tha". We trio looked at each others and got inside the car.
The sentence of the gentleman is really great concerned for our society. Arunachal
Pradesh is better known as peace loving state among the seven sisters. But the trend
of taking "FINE" is blacktopping our images in all aspects. This is peak time to
think before it is too late.