January 20

SSCCA beat PCCA to lift Inter-Circle T20 Cricket Tournament

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: Sil-Sango Circle Cricket Association (SSCCA) won the first Inter-circle T20 Cricket Tournament of 15th Sagalee defeating Parang Circle Cricket Association (PCCA) by 75 runs at Sagalee on Friday.

SSCCA set a target of 124 runs to win after they won the toss and elected to bat first.

While chasing the moderate target, PCCA were bundled out for below 50 runs.

Techi Doria was declared player of the tournament while Tana Otung and Nabam Dominic were adjudged as “emerging player of the tournament” and “man of the match” respectively.  

While giving away the trophy to the players, Nabam Tadap assured his support for promotion of games and sports in the area.

Taba Ayo suggested the players to concentrate on their chosen field only. He also advised them to abstain from using alcohol.


Circle level volleyball competition begins

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: Circle level Volleyball competition for men and women organized under the initiative of Banderdewa Circle Officer as part of the 65th Republic Day celebration started at Banderdewa Nyokum ground today.

In total, 18 teams—12 in men’s category, six in women’s category—from various sectors and villages under Banderdewa circle are participating in the competition.

Two matches were held on the opening day today.

In men’ category, Karsingsa Yangfo team defeated Abotani Team 2-1 while in women’s category, Karsingsa Yangfo team defeated to Tanihapa 2-0.

Earlier, the tournament was inaugurated by Taniang Kipa, ASM, Karsingsa Panchayat.


Don’t misuse RTI: PPA

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: While welcoming the state government’s move to strengthen the State Information Commission by inducting four commissioners, PPA president Nikh Kamin regretted the delay and ‘non seriousness attitude adopted by the Govt.’ in tackling the menace of corruption in public life.

Addressing the RTI and vigilance wing of the party headed by Charu Tanam and others from the districts, Kamin questioned the timing of the appointment and urged the Govt. in power not to make the constitutional body a bunch of toothless tigers with no funds for TA, DA, office stationeries, vehicle, staff etc.

Kamin hoped the four newly appointed commissioners with vast experience would do justice to all and prove themselves worthy of the positions. He also urged the Govt. to review its decision to hike the RTI fee from Rs.2 per page to Rs.10 which is probably the highest in the country.  

Citing few examples of misuse of RTI Act, party’s chief ministerial candidate Laeta Umbrey urged people of the state that RTI should not be misused and abused for personal benefit.


AAMKWS celebrates foundation day

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: All Abo Matam Kao Welfare Society (AAMKWS) Seppa had celebrated its first foundation day in a befitting manner at its Headquarter Pampoli, Seppa on January 13 last.  Prominent personalities, invited guests and meritorious students of Matam clan were felicitated with cash, citations and mementoes on the occasion.  During the day-long celebration, the speakers also delivered lectures on uplift of society and maintaining peace, tranquility among the members of the clan and preservation of its tradition, art and culture. Documentary film show and cultural programmers were other highlights of the celebration.


Relief sought

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: All Abo Matam Kao Welfare Society (AAMKWS) has appealed to the Chief Minister to extend all possible help to the fire victims who lost their relatives and properties in a devastating fire incident at Fengche village on January 15 last.  Two persons were charred to death in the fire mishap.

The members of the Society also visited the fire incident site and distributed immediate relief materials and cash to the fire victim family. The PRI members also donated cash and CGI sheet to the victim, the Society said.


Social service

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: A social service cum mass awareness program was conducted by members of All Dirang Students' Union (ADSU), The Youths of Dirang market and All Dirang Taxi Welfare Association on  January 15 and 16. The drains and road of Dirang Market at West Kameng district, Dirang and its surrounding area was cleaned during the two days social service.  

The main motto of this drive was  to maintain cleanliness in and around Dirang as Dirang  is one of the major tourist  spots of Arunachal Pradesh.  The local peoples and tourists appreciated the noble gesture of the organizations.


ANYA demands action

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: Taking serious note of the yesterday’s accident at Naharlagun, where a vehicle reportedly belonging to Arunachal Pradesh Police has hit three other vehicles and injured one motorcyclist seriously at Naharlagun, All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) has demanded the City SP and Deputy Commissioner to bring the driver to book and take legal action against him as per law.

After visiting the place where the incident had occurred, ANYA claimed that the Govt. vehicle was driven by an un-authorized person during the time of accident.

Holding the negligence on the part of concern government officials for the accident, ANYA express the surprise that how the department has handed the Govt. vehicle over to other person without the departmental driver?

ANYA also urged the Chief Secretary to take action against the erring departmental authority, who were using the vehicle for their personal business and the erring officers/officials should be punished as per law. ANYA prayed to almighty for speedy recovery of the injured person (s).


Topper students felicitated

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: The Attu Dhassang Welfare Society (ADWS) felicitated the toppers of Class X and XII in Science and Arts streams and outstanding sportspersons (in the field of sports like karate) of the Community in its general conference at Dhassang Namchang, near Dobam Village,  Banderdewa on January 17 last.

The felicitated  meritorious students are: -Phassang Nyari, Class XII,  (80.8 pc, Science), King Kup public school, Itanagar, Phassang Taye, Class XII, (74pc, Science)Delhi public school, Panipat, Phassang Apa, Class XII, (65/8 Arts) Govt. Hr. S School, Nyapin, Phassang Tagi, ClassX (9.8, CGPA)  VKV Sher, Phassang Nayam, Class X (9.4,CGPA) VKV Nirjuli, Phassang Tario, Class X, (9.4,CGPA),JNV Palin, Phssang Rinyam, Class X ( 8.6, CGPA), VKV Nirjuli, Phassang Laloo, Class X (86.4, CGPA), Assam Valley School, Tezpur and Phassang Tama, Class IX, (Gold medalist in Junior national level tournament).


Refresher training for MOs on vector borne diseases held

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: Three days district level refresher training for medical officers (MOs) of Upper Dibang Valley, Lower Dibang Valley, Anjaw and Lohit districts on vector borne diseases and their control was conducted by District Health Society (NVBDCP), Tezu at District Hospital Tezu  from January 15 -17.

Presiding over the inaugural session of the training, Lohit Deputy Commissioner Rajeev Takuk advised all participating medical officers to take full advantage of the training and practice the knowledge they gained.

Lohit DMO Dr. K Qatar asked all the participants to discharge their duty sincerely and with commitment.

All together 28 MOs attended the training which gave emphasis on Malaria, Dengue and Japanese Encephalitis.

Earlier, District Vector Born Disease Control Officer Dr, J Ado highlighted on NVBDCP in eastern zone through PowerPoint.


AR joins with public to conduct social service

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: Assam Rifles Battalion located at Khonsa along with local people conducted a cleanliness drive at Khonsa Bazar area today.

Five officers, 18 Junior Commissioned Officers and 102 Jawans of Assam Rifles and about 150 local people from Khonsa actively participated in the cleanliness drive. The Medical Officer of Assam Rifles educated the people about importance of proper hygiene and sanitation practices.


State BJP raises stapled visa issue in national meet   

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: The Bharatiya Janata Party, Arunachal Pradesh State President Tai Tagak has called for active intervention of central leadership to bring an acceptable solution to the stapled visa issue to Arunachalees by China.

Addressing the Party’s three days  national conclave which concluded today at New Delhi, Tagak  criticized the  lackadaisical attitude of the UPA Govt in solving the visa issue saying that it lacks sensitivity on the disheartened young sports talents, civil servants and others in the recent years and is discriminating to the people  of Arunachal. He said if BJP led-NDA returns to power, it  should attend  and address the issue and  initiate pro-active measures. His suggestions on stapled visa also got reflected in the  Party’s Political Resolution adopted today.  

A total of 107 members from Arunachal Pradesh headed by Tagak besides 3 BJP MLAs and 2 former MPs Tapir Gao National General Secy, Kiren Rijiju National Executive Member attended the meeting.

While adopting a resolution on North East situation in its national council meeting, the BJP  said “It is indeed deplorable that the people of Arunachal Pradesh continue to suffer from staple visa on their Indian Passport by China.” Arunachal is an integral part of India and shall always remain so, the party said.


ECCEKD withdraws complaint against FPSs

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: In a joint meeting of the food and civil supply department, FPS Association of East Kameng district, ECCEKD and colony chairmen held at Seppa under the chairmanship  of  DF and CS officer Taku Bagang on January 15, all FPS licensees agreed to execute an undertaking vis- a-vis plying of PDS business.

In the meeting,  ECCEKD had agreed to withdraw the complaint lodged aga¬inst Tagi Sonam, R T Tara and others FPS of Seppa town regarding demand for cancellation of their FPS.

After threadbare discussion, the meeting also passed seven point resolutions stating that the ECCEKD shall pursue with DC for necessary replacement of membership of  EKSCWO and AEKSU  in a local vigilance committee to monitor on PDS at Seppa town. Other resolutions adopted in the meeting stated that all allotted PDS foodgrains to a particular FPS shall rece¬ive only by the FPS licensees at respective FPS location or Circle headquarter subject to the condition that said FPS is situated at vehicular point.

Any PDS consumer of a particular FPS may lodge a complaint against said FPS if PDS  foodgrains are not sold out to ration card holder with a full proof subject to the condition that complaint/consumers are produce ration card regarding non-drawl of PDS items for further verification and necessary action.

Regarding Seppa LAMP land and godown the matter shall be taken up with MD Seppa LAMP.


2nd session of Palin ASMs held

NAHARLAGUN, Jan 19: The second session of Anchal Samity Members (ASMs) of Palin Anchal block under Kurung Kumey district was held at Nyokum hall, Palin on January 16.

Various issues relating to development of agriculture, education, health, horticulture and veterinary in various Anchal segments were discussed in length during the meeting.  

Anchal Chairperson Khoda Rana presided over the meeting.

Pania ADC-cum Member Secretary of Palin Anchal Samity Block S.Lowang, Zilla Parishad Member Rido Meena also attended the meeting. DIPR


House gutted

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: The dwelling house of one Kipa Sakap was reduced to ashes in a fire accident at Nyapin town under Kurung Kumey district early morning today.

The family lost all their belongings in the fire. However, the cause of the fire is still not known, informed Kipa Charu, president, CoSAAP, Nyapin-Phassang unit.

This was the third time such fire incident has occurred at Nyapin since July 2013.

Earlier, similar fire incident occurred on July 30 and August 11 at Nyapin, he said.

The CoSAAP unit president has appealed to the department concerned and all government employees serving at Nyapin to provide immediate relief to the victim family.


77 students participate in painting competition at Raj Bhawan

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: Seventy-seven students from 36 schools of Capital Complex enthusiastically participated in a painting competition organized under the initiative of the Raj Bhawan at Raj Bhawan compound here today.

The children were divided into different groups according to their classes and the themes given to them were ‘Raj Bhawan’, ‘portrait of Tribal men or Tribal women’ and ‘Land of Rising Sun’.  

First lady of the state Jyotsna Sharma, who interacted with the children during the competition, encouraged them to exhibit their creative and artistic talents. She was very impressed by paintings by the students.

The First Lady appreciated Mallo Yam Gollo, Deputy Director School Education, Capital Complex, Itanagar and her team and the teachers accompanying the students for their enthusiastic response.  

The preliminary round was held at the school level on January 8.

The result will be declared on the Republic Day and prizes will be given in the ‘At Home’ ceremony at Raj Bhawan. PRO to Governor


News Impact

First round of IPPI campaign launched

80 per cent children administered OPV drops

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: Arunachal Pradesh joined the rest of the country in its nationwide campaign against deadly polio virus by launching the first round of National Immunization Day (NID) across the State today. The first round witnessed massive deployment of men, materials  and equipment from the Department of Health and Family Welfare which was  ably supplemented by the Department of Social Welfare, NGOs, Panchayat leaders  and students,  particularly Bharat Scouts and Guides.

The Mission Director (NRHM), set the tone and pace for the campaign by administering polio drops to the first child in the morning at RK Mission Hospital, Itanagar in the presence of Dr. D Padung, Nodal Officer (NRHM), O Thamphang, DD(IEC), Swamiji and staff of RK Mission Hospital.

At Naharlagun, the first polio drops was administered to the children by Dr. K Nishing, Director of Health Services, Jt. DHS (FW)-cum-State Immunization Officer, Dr. T Taloh, Dr. R D Khrimey, CMS (ASH), Dr. Kipa Tuglik, DRCHO (Yupia), Dr. Tana Takum, and SMO (WHO-NPSP).

The NID in the Capital Complex was conducted under the close supervision and monitoring of officers from the Directorate of Health Services and doctors from Arunachal State Hospital. Health officials and doctors in the District Hospitals similarly monitored the campaign in the districts and sub-district health facilities.

According to preliminary reports, details of which are awaited from the districts, 80% of the target children between the ages of 0-5 years were administered OPV drops during this round of the programme. The National Immunization Day (NID) is being followed by a two-day mopping operation by undertaking house-to-house visits by Health Workers on the following two days in order to ensure total coverage of target beneficiaries.

The State Immunization Officer, Dr. T Taloh was all praise for the parents and guardians for their overwhelming response to the national call in the first round and has appealed to them to comprehensively participate in the second round on 23rd February, 2014 too.

While appreciating the contribution of vaccinators, supervisors and monitors in making the campaign a resounding success, he sought their unstinted cooperation in this national endeavour to perpetually do away with this crippling disease from the country.

DIPRO adds from Tezu: First round of IPPI campaign in Lohit district was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner Rajeev Takuk at District Hospital, Tezu, today. District Medical Officer, Dr. K. Basar, DRCHO Dr. N. Rika, Medical Officers and staff were present during the inaugural session.

The IPPI campaign in Lohit district has a total target of 23,043 children of age between 0-5 years. These Children will be vaccinated at 244 different booths with the help of 976 vaccinators including health workers, Anganwadi workers and ASHAs.



Ziro plateau bids tearful adieu to Padi Yubee

ZIRO, Jan  19: The entire Ziro plateau turned up today to bid final farewell to its first son late Padi Yubee here.  A man with a progressive vision, soft spoken and generous late Yubee was loved and respected by people of all walks of the life. He was a true Congressman and a vivid follower of Gandhian principle.

Braving the sudden downpour, thousands of people from the nook and corner of the plateau turned up at the old Ziro residence of the late leader to pay homage. Rajesh Tacho, Minister UD, Housing, Town Planning and Fisheries represented the state government and paid homage to Yubee. Bamang Felix, MLA Nyapin,  Bamang Tago, political secretary to Chief Minister, Byabang Nukh and Tacho Hina, general secretary, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee, Nabum Hari, Tadu Tayung, Secretary RWD, Tada Tadar, Chief Engineer, UD, Marnya Ete, Deputy Commissioner, Lower Subansiri district and all the HoDs of the district also attended the funeral of Yubee and paid homage to the departed leader.

With an illustrious  political career of more than 25 years  late  Yubee served the state in various capacities - Deputy Speaker, Speaker of Legislative Assembly, cabinet minister, chairman of state planning board, chairman of Khadi and Industries Commission, Zonel Committee.

A prominent social worker and senior Congress leader, late Yubee was elected as Pradesh Council Member from Subansiri District in 1972, became the member of Arunachal Pradesh Social Welfare Board the same year.  He also served the Congress party in various capacities like vice president and organizing secretary of APCC, secretary, North East Youth Congress Coordination Committee (NEYCCC), co-opted AICC member and became chairman of State election authority of Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee. Later he was elected as AICC member in 2000, 2005 and 2010. DIPRO

Meanwhile, Apatani Youth Association (AYA) has condoled the death of former legislative assembly speaker Padi Yubee.

Recalling his immense contributions for socio-economic and political development of people of Ziro valley in particular and the state as whole, AYA said that the void left after his death can not be filled easily.

“He was a prominent leader and first elected leader from Ziro.  In his death we have lost one of first generation politicians of the state,” AYA said in a condolence message.



Gaurav Gill - a name synonymous with rugged world of car rallying

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: As it was said earlier in this daily, Gaurav Gill, Asia-Pacific Rally Champion and best rally driver of the country, is one among the top rally drivers who are participating in the two days  J K Tyre  car rally  at Dirang on February 1  and 2.   

Gaurav Gill’s name is synonymous with the rugged world of car rallying. And his triumph in the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC), last month, has put him on a higher pedestal. Gill, who turned 32 some time back, became the first Indian to win the championship from India.

This Delhi boy started his motorsport career, rallying on 2 wheels in the Indian National Rally Championship. He is currently India's leading rally driver. He is a past winner of India's National Rally Championship, National Road Racing Championship and FIA APRC Rally Indonesia in 2008 as well.

Born on 2 December 1981, Gaurav got into motorsport at a very early age. He started racing motorbikes in the National Motocross Championship in 1999. He won his debut event at Cochin.

Encouraged by his uncle, Dicky Gill, Gaurav was soon showing astounding adaptability as he moved to 4-wheels and was soon winning national car rallies, karting championships and endurance races, he even signed up for the Raid-de-Himalaya in 2000. He won a few national racing titles while he was with JK Tyres and MRF Tyres racing teams. Currently he is with the MRF Tyres team. He finished 2nd in the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) 2010 season

Now Gaurav has set his eyes on the World Rally Championship.

He says, "the APRC win is just the beginning. The win has helped me get recognition in Europe and I hope I get a chance to compete in the European Rally Championship. I’m talking to Skoda officials and will also try to convince MRF to register for the World Rallying Championship.”

Although with his talent and wins, it was expected that Gill would have won the world rally Championship earlier. But the recent victory has given him renewed hope and determination.

He believes a rally driver reaches hi peak at 29. Gill emphasized that rallying is more challenging than racing, adding that for today’s youngsters, racing is more of a fashion thing rather than passion.



Legal literacy prog for NIT students conducted

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority in collaboration with the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Yupia conducted a one-day legal literacy programme for the students of the institute at NIT premises yesterday. The programme organized under the national plan of action of Nalsa, was also attended by a large section of students and the institute officers.

During the programme, talks and powerpoint presentation on human rights, protection of women from sexual harassment at work place, juvenile laws, child protection laws, FIR /bails/rights of arrested persons and availability of free legal services were delivered by Jumgam Jini, Asstt professor,  Nikita Danngen,  Sunil Mow, Hirendra Kashyap, Chief Judicial Magistrate, Yupia.

Budi Habung, District and Session Judge, Yupia cum member secretary, Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services authority while dwelling upon all the aspects of legal services activities and the role of the state authorities called upon the students participants to avail such facilities under the Act and further to work for the welfare of the poor and downtrodden.

The programme was attended among others by Dani Belo, under secretary, law and OSD, State Legal Services Authority, Prof. P.D. Kashyap, (director in-charge), NIT, Prof. SK Dutta, OSD NIT, Dr UK Saha,  Asstt Dean, (examinations), Dr Nabakumar Parmanik, Asstt dean, (Fin/Accts) and Deepa Yoka, advocate.



School rally on environmental and water sanitation at Pakke-Kessang

SEPPA, Jan 19: In continuation of its policy to make people aware of the ill effects of insanitation and to inculcate the practice of cleanliness, PHED Seppa had organized an awareness rally of school students at Pakke Kessang in East Kameng district on January 17 last.

Around 130 students along their teachers from various schools took part in the rally to spread the message of significance of sanitation in daily life.  

A workshop on handling of Field Test Kit (FTK) was also conducted at Circuit house in which PRI members of 5 GPC and VWSC members of various villages participated wholeheartedly.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Nyage Geyi, DMO, Seppa spoke in length about the various maladies of unclean water, which he termed as vector borne diseases or simply water borne diseases. He mentioned that apart from cholera, diarrhoea, typhoid fever, polio is also sometimes water borne. He said that drinking boiled water is the safest way to prevent vector borne diseases. He strongly advised villagers to stop the practice of open defecation as it is the root cause of many diseases. He told that pigs should be reared in clean closed enclosures as mosquito which cause Japanese encephalitis (JE) breeds in unhygienic condition along with pigs.

In his closing remarks, Dr. Geyi said that instances of goitre are found now a days due to adulteration in market salts. He told that he will provide some “Iodised Test Kit” for testing iodine contents in salts.

Sunil Nabam, ex-ASM chairperson lauded PHED for imparting awareness and training to villagers at their door step. Quoting old saying “prevention is better than cure” he appealed to villagers not to pollute water sources and rivers by dumping animal carcass. He also appealed villagers to dispose of plastic items carefully as they are non-biodegradable and pose health hazards.

Baddo Nabam, ASM Keko, appealed villagers to rear pigs only in close enclosure and not to let them roam freely. Er. Tung Sono, AE PHED Seppa, told villagers to avoid open defecation and to avail low cost pit latrines under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA) programme. Er. Kevin Nabam, JE Seijosa, requested the villagers to cooperate with PHED in successful implementation of various programmes like NBA.  

Koro Liyak, and Chape Riang  were instrumental in successful conduct of awareness rally  and  the training program. Pritam Wai Sonam, laboratory assistant, told villagers to use FTK cautiously and to keep it away from children as its chemicals and reagents may be dangerous to them.



Nurses mourn death of patient, appeals for calm

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: All Trained Nurses' Association of India, Arunachal Pradesh State Branch deeply mourned the death of a patient at Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun on January 8 and expressed deepest sympathy to her family members. “The vacuum so created can never be filled again. We can feel all the pain, the trauma, the sense of hollowness they must be having at this point of time,” the Association said in a release.

Admitting that it is natural to be doubtful and questionable if a patient, who is healthy and stout, dies in a mysterious circumstance, the Association has appealed to the family members of the deceased and well wishers and organizations to have patience. “Let the authorities do its job properly without creating any undue pressure to ensure free and fair justice. It would be more maturely and widely appreciative if they demand for the prompt investigation of the incidence instead of demanding for arrest of the alleged accused,” the Association said.

“We must believe in our judiciary. The process of inquiry into the incidence is put on fast track. If the allegation is proved the persons responsible will be punished.” “We must not forget that sometimes there happen to occur the co-incidental death of apparently healthy looking person (that is one who looks healthy from outside) dies of a heart attack or some other diseases during the course of treatment for different ailment or disease,” it said.

The Association further said that it is a very serious question to be pondered about that if demand is made for arrest of a nurse who injects a medicine which has been prescribed by a doctor. Then nurses will also have to demand for video injection or video recording of injection and will have to seek undertaking/concern from patient's relatives for injecting a medicine in future to avoid such accusations. Now there is a fear psychosis and a sense of insecurity among the nursing fraternity to give medicines to patients even if they are prescribed by the competent doctors, the Association added.

“We selflessly do our duties even at the time of agitations/strikes at the cost of our own lives. But sadly people never say a word of appreciation when we do good jobs and save thousands of lives but when one in a million dies we are blamed for the death without any logical reasons,” the Association rued.

 The association concludes that if alleged nurse and doctor are arrested under pressure without proper investigation this will send a wrong message to the people of the state.



Specify site for public assembly before issuing any ban order: PPA

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: Criticizing the Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner Sanjay Goyal for issuing a ban order against staging of dharnas and demonstrations in the premises of Raj Bhavan, CM’s office secretariat etc by political parties, NGOs, students organization etc, PPA vice president Toko Sheetal termed the order as ill conceived and bereft of sound logic.

“Goyal should have atleast suggested the Govt. to identify a proper site for holding of dharnas and demonstrations as is available at national capital as well as in all the state capitals before issuing such an order at the behest of the ruling Govt. He should also know that people do not resort to dharnas to get fun or to pass their time. It is resorted to, only when all constitutionally available means are exhausted and the Govt. fails to deliver justice to its own citizens.”

Demanding an unconditional apology and revocation of the order from Goyal, the PPA leader stated that the non compliance to the desires of the aggrieved citizens, the party will be duty bound to stage such dharnas in the office or residence premises of the DC.

“The malafide intention of the Deputy Commissioner is amply clear by the urgency and hastiness with which the impugned order was issued right after a day of the massive public protest lodged by PPA leadership,” the PPA vice president said.



Tadar Tang Memorial Football Tournament

Papum Pare down Lower Subansiri 1-0 to reach final

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: Moge Lollen scored in 70th minute to help defending champion Papum Pare down five times champion Lower Subansiri in the first semifinal of the 13th Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football Tournament at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today.

Lower Subansiri started on attacking note from the outset creating many scoring opportunities but they somehow failed to score.

After a barren but closely fought first half, Papum Pare exerted pressure on Lower Subansiri in the second half and managed to score in 70th minute through Lollen. He was shown yellow card for removing his jersey after scoring the all important goal.

Paney Raju of Papum Pare and Pura Tara of Lower Subansiri were also shown yellow cards in 5th and 45th minutes respectively.

Earlier in the morning, Capital Complex Sporting Club beat Kurung Kumey 4-3 via tie-breaker after both the teams were tied 0-0 in regulation time. The  (fourth quarterfinal) match was abandoned yesterday after 71 minutes of play following crowd violence. Play was today held for the remaining 9 minutes only.

Capital Complex will play against Upper Subansiri in the second semifinal tomorrow at 1.30 pm. The winner of the match will face Papum Pare in the grand finale on January 21.



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Take action against negligent govt. official

The bizarre accident which took place at Naharlagun yesterday involving group of teenager and government vehicle has once again exposed all the wrong things going in our society. Fortunately no life was lost in the accident but few received grievous injury. As per report, a Tata Sumo belonging to home department driven by underage boy rammed into bike on National Highway-52 A near National Cinema Hall, Naharlagun. According to the eye witnesses, he was accompanied by group of friends and all look drunk at the time of incident. Angry mob damaged the vehicle and tried to set it ablaze but police intervened and controlled the mob.

The whole incident shows total carelessness on the part of home department official whom Tata Sumo was allotted.  The government should take proper action against the officials for his act of negligence. Government department often complains about lack of vehicles for mobilization of the work force. However, if officer’s handover the keys of govt. vehicle to their under age children instead of using it for official purpose, then which government will be ready to provide the vehicles. The police department should down crack heavily on under-age drivers who not only risks their own life but others too.

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It’s a welcome visit

Dear Editor,

On behalf of the people of 20th Tali assembly constituency particularly Pipsorang Circle, I welcome the efforts of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, MPs Mukut Mithi, Takam Sanjay, and MLAs Takam Pario, Bamang Flex for taking pain to visit Tali area for two times in the last two years. They visited to know the ground reality of the area. Everybody asks why people of Tali Constituency are migrating to different place like Daporijo, Ziro and Capital. Simple reason is that there are no proper road connectivity, no proper health care facilities and lack of education opportunity.

Being simple and straight forward in nature people of Pipsorang will always remember the valuable suggestion given by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki. Moreover, we waiting to see him fulfilling following commitment made during his recent visit to Tali-

1.  Chief Minister directed Deputy Commissioner to make arrangement for distribution of coat to Gaon Burahs in the coming republic day celebration.

2.  Chief Minister announced blankets for all permanently residing households of the circle.

3.  Chief Minister assured that under the National Food Security Act, sufficient food grains at the fixed subsidized rates will be made available to the people of this remote region immediately.

4.  Chief Minister said that, a well equipped godown will be constructed soon.

Lastly our local MLA Er Markio Tado took noble initiative by inviting CM to visit Tali, in order to aware him about real problem affecting poor citizens.


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