KHONSA, Jan 29: The first ever state level sub-junior/senior men’s boxing championship
will begin here tomorrow.
A total 86 boxers from Papum Pare, Kurung Kumey, Lower Subansiri; East Kameng, West
Siang, Longding, Tirap distirct and team from Arunachal Pradesh Police are participating
in the three days championship.
MLA Yumsum Matey will inaugurate the championship tomorrow 10 am as chief guest.
National sub-junior boxing gold medalist Karling Natung, two times silver medalist
Techi Bida, National School Games Bronze medalist Peba Lomri are among some of the
upcoming players participating in the championship.
Mingkhi and Sidhart won under-16 badminton in doubles
ITANAGAR, Jan 29: Mingkhi Talom from Pasighat participated in the national level
under-16 tennis championship, organized by the All India Tennis Association at Chachal,
Guwahati, Assam. Pairing with Sidhart Choudhary of Assam, they beat Ankit Kyasap
and Ronak Bora of Assam scoring 6-3 and 6-2 to win the doubles championship.
ITANAGAR, Jan 29: Recalling the immense contribution of late Deepti Apang, wife of
former Chief Minister Gegong Apang as prominent social worker, who had served Adi
community in particular with her innovative ideas to promote its rich culture, the
NCP Arunachal Pradesh expressed deep shock at her untimely demise. The party conveyed
condolence to the bereaved family and observed two minutes silence for the heavenly
peace of departed soul.
Jalley Sonam joins PPA
ITANAGAR, Jan 29: A day after the announcement of his candidature for the ensuing
Parliamentary election in the state, former Chairman Arunachal Pradesh Building &
Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (APB& OCWWB) and President, All Arunachal
Pradesh Workers Union (AAPWU) Jalley Sonam along with members from AAPWU, Tomar
Bagra and PD Jamsenpa has joined the Peoples Party of Arunachal (PPA) during a joining
in ceremony organized by the party at Naharlagun today.
‘I had a dream since last 20 years to work for my people and for my state and PPA
is the right platform for any true Arunachalee to work for his land,’ said Sonam.
While justifying his joining the PPA, he informed that though he worked and supported
the Congress in the past but never took any membership in the Congress party. He
further described most of the sitting leaders as “corrupts and puppet” of those who
are sitting in Delhi but doesn’t talk and think about the indigenous people.
While claiming the PPA as the only option for all-round development and the platform
to root-out corruption from the state, Sonam asserted to stick to the party and continue
his contribution for the party and the state.
Welcoming the new entrant to the party fold, Chairman PPA, Kameng Ringu said ‘The
state needs such leaders with vision who dare to work and contribute for its people
under any circumstances through righteous means,’ he said.
‘Being in the power for last three decade ruling government has brought nothing for
the state, but sold its rivers and mountains by signing MoU for atleast 150 mega
dams to various mainland power developers. So it is the most vital time for the people
of the state to bring their own people, own party PPA in power for drastic changes,’
The PPA’s President, Nikh Kamin, Vice President Toko Sheetal, Working President Kafa
Bengia also spoke on the occasion.
ANSU celebrates 32nd foundation day
ITANAGAR, Jan 29: All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) yesterday celebrated its 32nd
Foundation day in befitting manner here at ANSU office premises.
Speaking on the occasion, ANSU president Sikka Gapak urged the ANSU to play a bigger
role by going beyond the Nyishi community and to serve the state through competent
Nigler Veo, former ANSU president also stressed that ANSU should play a role of
elder brother and promote communal harmony as the Nyishi community is the largest
community in the state.
Veo further stated that with the ANSU’s efforts, social evils like child marriage
in the community has sharply declined. He also appealed ANSU to give focus on curtailing
the unemployment problems through equality in education.
Apart from the members of ANSU the event was also attended by members of APPSU, ANYA,
District and branch Student Unions.
Refresher Asha modular training at Tuting
YINGKIONG, Jan 29: 6th and 7th refresher ASHA modular training is being held at CHC
Tuting from January 28 which has been organized by Upper Siang District Health
Society. A team of doctors and medical staffs headed by Dr. Appir Apang, DRCHO Yingkiong
is conducting the training. DIPRO
Mengio Idol 2014
ITANAGAR, Jan 29: Ringu Mangha was declared as Mengio Idol 2014, Gollo Tagak, Taba
Taha were adjudged as first and second runner up respectively being organized by
All Mengio Artist Forum in befitting manner recently at Auditorium Hall Sakiang in
Papum Pare district.
TEZU, Jan 29: The National Voters Day 2014 was celebrated in all polling stations
under Lohit district on January 25. The NDV celebration function was organized
at Govt. Hr. Sec. School auditorium, Tezu in presence of new voters and heads of
institutions, Govt staff. The function was presided over by DC cum DEO Rajeev Takuk.
On the eve of National Voters Day, essay competitions were conducted in different
schools and prizes along with certificate distributed to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd rank
in each category. The district election officer, Tezu has administered the pledge
to all the voters/all members present in the hall. Many other resource persons including
school principal also delivered lecturers on the occasion. DIPRO
38 Pasighat CM trophy tournament ends
PASIGHAT, Jan 29: The 38-Pasighat Volleyball and Football tournament for both boys
and girls for CM trophy concluded today. In women group volleyball Mirku defeated
KGBV Yagrung team and PTC defeated KGBV Yagrung in football in the final matches.
In women volleyball Mirjiru Mamoni and in football Renu Padung adjudged as the best
In Boys volleyball, the RPL won while Smasher lost the final and in football Takilalung
qualified for district level matches defeating PTC. Toyi Mibang chosen as best player.
Veteran footballer Tamat Gamoh graced the final match as Chief Guest and handed over
the trophies to the Winner and Runners up teams and certificates and medals to the
Alert VKV students save Zoo from wildfire
ITANAGAR, Jan 29: The Class-IX Students of VKV, Chimpu, showed the presence of mind
to inform the Zoo authority while detecting origin of wild fire occurred in the Biological
Park today on 29th January 2014 at about 10.00 am. The students were doing their
project study on wild animals in the park along with their science Teacher, KK Subramanian.
Timely information to the zoo authority saved a devastation that would have happened
due to the fire engulfed on a very old tree around 250 yrs old, premna Bengallnsis
Raya Flago, curator and Dr. Sorang Tadap, veterinary officer of the zoo mobilized
workers in zoo as well as fire force in action to put of the fire within a short
RGU conducts exposure tour for students
ITANAGAR, Jan 29: The Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimukh organized a 20 days education
exposure programme to south India for the toppers of respective departments and Rajiv
Gandhi University Students' Union. A total of 44 students were escorted by Dr M.
Lama, Economics dept and A. Yadav of Hindi Dept. The program was being conducted
to encourage the students as well to impart practical knowledge along with the academic
The team visited major cities like Mumbai, Goa, Bangalore, Mysore, Ooty, Chennai
and many education institutions, museums, libraries, sanctuary etc. Some of the most
existing source of knowledge was the elephanta cave, the Mysore Palace, Mahabalipuram,
St. Thomas Basilica church, St. Francis Xavier body, the tomb and Fort of Tipu Sultan
of Mysore moved the students and brought sense of patriotism.
Tirap district level tourney for CM trophy begins
KHONSA, Jan 29: The district level CM Trophy for Football & Volleyball (Men & Women)
in Tirap kick started at SDO headquarter Deomali yesterday amidst huge gathering.
Declaring the tournament open, Wangki Lowang, Parliamentary Secretary, (Sports &
Youth Affairs) emphasized the need to grow sports culture amongst the youth and asked
the participants to actively involve in every aspects of the game.
Earlier in his address R.Mihu, DSO (Sports), Khonsa briefed about the gathering about
the very purpose for holding such tournament. He further added that it was the desire
of the Government to spread the game in every nook & corner of each District of AP
for mass participation aiming the youth in particular.
The entire CM trophy for both constituency & District level was organized by the
District Sports cell under the aegis of Tirap DC Kamlesh Joshi who had rendered
his every possible help and guidance in shaping the tournament for its success.
The winner of the district level team shall take part in the state level championship.
Training on capacity building
ITANAGAR, Jan 29: The district level training on Capacity Building and Implementation
of Quality Monitoring Tools was organized today by District Level Management Committee
(SSA), Lohit for all district coordinators and functionaries under Sarva Shiksha
Abhiyan at BRC Training Centre, Tezu. The inaugural session of the five-day training
programme was attended by Rajeev Takuk, Deputy Commissioner Lohit District.
The Deputy Commissioner spoke at length and breadth regarding proper implementation
of Quality Monitoring Tools (QMTs) for maintaining quality in various dimensions
of education. He also asked SSA functionaries and coordinators to dedicate themselves
in bringing a quality revolution in the system of education in the State.
B. Siram DDSE-CUM-District Programme Officer (SSA) explained on the roles and responsibilities
of all level of functionaries. He appealed them to furnish all the relevant information
on QMTs. The key resource person Dr. B.K. Nath, Principal Indira Gandhi Government
College Tezu addressed the participants to focus on issues, challenges and strategy
of Elementary Education in the District.
District level Subroto Cup Football Tourney ends
ITANAGAR, Jan 29: The final match of district level Subroto Cup Football Tournament
of Papum Pare District concluded today at General Football Ground, Rono, Doimukh.
Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS), Doimukh defeated GHSS, Naharlagun 2 –
1 in a very interesting final. A total of 8 (Eight) football teams participated representing
their schools with full of zeal and enthusiasm in the tournament.
Speaking on the occasion TT Tara, DDSE, Papum Pare called upon all the participants
to maintain sportsmen’s spirit and further suggested to acquire and achieve the laid
down motto of great Air Marshall of the nation Subroto Mukherjee who tried his level
best to bring junior footballers into mainstream. In the concluding ceremony the
trophy was given to winner & runner up teams in presence of Principal, GHSS, Doimukh,
Anchal Chairperson Doimukh Anchal Segment who were joined by large gathering of people.
The organizing Secretary of the district level Suboroto Mukherjee Cup, R K Rob thanked
everyone who supported directly and indirectly in organizing this tournament.
AAP to contest elections in Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Jan 29: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today formally announced its entry in
Arunachal Pradesh by declaring to contest the ensuing Lok Sabha and Assembly elections.
Addressing the mediapersons here at Arunachal Press Club, AAP's national executive
member and in-charge of North Eastern states Habung Payeng, said “We will make all
efforts to put up maximum number of candidates in the parliamentary and Assembly
polls in Arunachal Pradesh and also try to put up maximum candidates in the Lok Sabha
election from the NE region.”
Apart from Arunachal Pradesh, the party has already constituted state committees
in Assam, Manipur, Tripura and Meghalaya, Payeng said adding that “they are mulling
to test the political arena in Sikkim, Mizoram and Nagaland.”
The AAP has also declared that it would focus on several issues related to the common
man in the state by demanding a strong Lokayukta in the state and to demand for
reduction of the RTI fee per copy from Rs.10. The RTI is a strong tool for a clean
and transparent government, but the state government seems to curb it by increasing
the fee from Rs.2 to Rs.10 per copy, said the former RTI Commissioner.
The party has constituted a small preparatory committee in Arunachal which, though
temporary in nature, is launching a membership drive throughout the state, added
Payeng. Advocate Tayum Son, social worker Takar Lino, Habung Tamang and Yomkar Riba
are some of the active members of the preparatory committee.
Emphasizing the basic tenants of AAP, Payeng informed that all contesting candidates
will have to execute an affidavit declaring that they would not avail of any luxurious
government accommodation and would not use red light in their official vehicles if
they are elected. Further, aspiring candidates with criminal background would not
be issued party tickets.
On being asked about the strategy to contest from a Congress bastion like Arunachal
Pradesh, Payeng said that they would work for the people and provide a better alternative
than parties like Congress and BJP. People have witnessed what the Congress government
has done for the last many decades in the state, now let the people see what AAP
can do witnessing the functioning at Delhi, said Payeng. “The voters of the state
are very conscious and the AAP will be able to provide good governance as expected
by the people," he added.
Rs 29 cr state matching share for SSA released
ITANAGAR, Jan 29: In a major decision, the state Government has released the State
matching share of Rs. 29 Cr. for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Programmes for Arunachal Pradesh.
This will facilitate the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India
to release the remaining share of Rs. 175 Crore meant for salary of SSA and KGBV
teachers and other SSA progammes.
The high level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki in presence of Finance
and Planning Minister Chowna Mein, Education Minister Bosiram Siram, Development
Commissioner Finance Ramesh Negi and Commissioner Education K R Meena took this decision.
The SSA and KGBV teachers’ salary would be released after the receipt of the central
share which is expected in the month of February next.
While showing serious concern over the enhancement of KGBV school teacher’s salary,
the chief minister assured to take up the matter with the ministry of human resource
development, GOI immediately. He observed that, it is imperative on the part of central
government to change the salary norms for KGBV teachers serving in tough and inhospitable
terrains of Arunachal Pradesh which shares international borders with China, Myanmar
Meanwhile, a high level committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of
Commissioner Education to study various grievances of KGBV employees. The committee
shall submit a detail report to the government within a month.
‘Maintain peace and harmony’
ITANAGAR, Jan 29: While referring to the ‘group clashes in the forest area in Tarasso
circle’, state Govt has appealed to the people not to panic and maintain peace
“A preliminary information has been received that some clashes between two groups
has taken place in the forest area near Sango village under Tarasso Circle of Papum
Pare district today. The facts are being verified through district authorities and
officers posted in the area,” said state Chief Secretary in a release today.
In the meantime, people are appealed not to panic and react to the reports and maintain
peace and harmony. Officials of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh are in constant touch
with each other and adequate steps are being taken up to maintain peace and tranquility
in the area while facts of the report are being ascertained, the release added.
Arunachal People’s Choice Awards 2014 for mediapersons and businessmen
ITANAGAR, Jan 29: The PR North East, a division of Business North East Group established
in the year 2007 today announced to host Arunachal People’s Choice Awards 2014 (APCA
2014). The award is exclusively for mediapersons and young entrepreneurs in the state.
PR North East in its mission to make North East India identified globally and keep
the trend of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Indian business sector has come
up first time with one of its kind dream event.
The PR North East promoted this new idea to connect globally striving for an innovative
Addressing the mediapersons at Press Club here PR North East CEO Dakter Esse highlighted
the significance of media in strengthening the society and the massive potential
of business in the state. Divulging much about the award, Esse said, “This prestigious
award ceremony is an initiative to encourage entrepreneurs and media fraternity particularly
unsung heroes to continue to serve the state.” She further said that the selection
of the award winner is purely based on people’s participation through Miss Call and
Online Voting. It is at the end analyzing oneself as how close they have been to
the society in terms of their services as a media person and an entrepreneur.
This award ceremony is people’s analysis of their favorite media persons and most
sought after business entities in the state, to give the appreciation and recognition
they deserve, she added.
The BNE group, CEO, Sijo Jacob added that this award ceremony will be a platform
to forecast Arunachal Pradesh as conducive to business for its hospitality and business
potential. APCA 2014 is a congregation of media, entrepreneurs and society to bring
about the positive energy the state lives with.
Chief Operating Officer, Nishant Koyu said that, “We plan to make it an annual event
with added categories every year. And for this year the two major categories are
Media and Business. Under the business category, PR North East has incorporated the
best performing SHG and Farmers’ Club category recommended by the government of Arunachal
Pradesh and few other sub categories”
Chief Minister, Nabam Tuki is the Chief Patron for the event. The Vice Chancellor,
Rajiv Gandhi University, State Chief Information Commissioner, Secretary Tourism
& Planning, Director DIPR, Director Art and Culture, MD APIDFC, Chief Engineer Hydro
Power Development are the patrons respectively.
Prisoners on hunger strike
ITANAGAR, Jan 29: The Arunachalee prisoners languishing in North Lakhimpur district
jail reportedly have been on hunger strike since January 17 demanding their shifting
to Jollang District jail, Itanagar.
Highly placed source informed that out of 12 Arunachalee prisoners, four are on hunger
strike demanding the authority to shift them immediately claiming that their basic
rights and facilities are being denied and deprived of.
Most of the prisoners were convicted in Arunachal Pradesh, however they were shifted
to North-Lakhimpur district jail due to accommodation problem in the state.
Talking to The Arunachal Times over the telephone from the district jail, one of
the prisoners said, “We get no annual leave like inmates of this state, moreover
our rights are being deprived and denied.” He further complained that there is no
medical facilities for the prisoners. It is said that the prisoners have been protesting
and staging hunger strike since 2010 demanding their shifting immediately, source
2 Arunachalee girls selected in trial session for Asia Confederation Cup
NAHARLAGUN, Jan 29: For the first time, two girls from Arunachal Pradesh have been
selected to participate in a trial session in the category of under 14 women’s football
team to be held in Thiruvanantha-puram, Kerala starting from 1st of February next.
Techi Amin daughter of Techi Novin, a ninth standard student of J.N.V school Doimukh
and Achum Degio, daughter of Taken Degio, student of class eight from Amar Jyoti
Government Middle School, both from Capital Complex Sporting Club (CCSC) Itanagar
has been chosen by the selectors’ according to their past performance in the 2nd
edition of Nyari Welly Women’s Football Tournament held on last December.
“There has been a provision to send two best players from each state for the trial
session and among them the selected one will have the privilege to represent India
team in the forth-coming Under-14 Asia Confederation Cup (AFC-cup) to be held in
Sri Lanka soon.” This was informed by Kipa Ajay, Assistant General Secretary of Arunachal
Pradesh Football Association (APFA).
When asked about the chances of getting a breakthrough in the Indian team Kipa Bharat
the official coach who is also accompanying the players said “the job to get selected
in the Indian team would not be as easy because many players will come through a
professional institutions like Sports Authority of India (SAI) and besides that height
will always be a determining factor for our players.”
While encouraging both the girls, Bamang Tago, Political Secretary to Chief Minister
said “the over-haul shifting of our local people’s mind set by preferring games and
sports to the traditional career like doctor and engineer is the need of the hour
to develop this sector.” He also supposed that apart from the sports quota being
provided in various departments for meritorious sports person the state government
can also vouch for a separate reservation meant for the women sportspersons.
Kipa Takum, President of Arunachal Pradesh Football Players Association (APFPA) who
is also joining the team as an official member advised both the players to show discipline
and focus only in their performance to deliver the best.
District level tournaments for CM trophy
ITANAGAR, Jan 29: The district level chief minister's trophy for Lohit on football
and volleyball (men & women) is being held at jubilee ground, Tezu. The event which
started yesterday will conclude on 31st January. The 44-Tezu assembly constituency,
46-chowkham assembly constituency, 47-namsai assembly constituency and 48-lekang
assembly constituency are taking part in the tournament.
During the official programme held yesterday organising secretary cum district sports
officer of Lohit Mala Linggi, welcomed the guests, team officials and coaches representing
different assembly constituencies. Rajeev Takuk, deputy commissioner, Lohit and
Rosalin Pertin, circle officer, Tezu attended the inaugural function. Speaking on
the occasion DC Takuk honoured participants and organizer with the words of encouragement.
He encouraged and thanked the organizer as well, for conducting the tournament for
the development of sports at grassroot level and brings out sports talent.
Meanwhile, the district Level Chief Minister’s Football and Volleyball competition
started today with formal inauguration by Pushpendra Kumar, Superintendent of Police
in presence of Organizing Secretary Nidhi Srivastava (DC), Chief Councilor Denong
Tamuk, Dy. Chief Councilor Atik Pertin, host officers, leaders and sports lovers
at the sports complex. Participants from all the five constituencies are participating
in the district level championship.
Addressing the inaugural function SP Kumar exhorted participants to take part in
the tournament with discipline and sportsman spirit and enjoy the entire episode
with full of fun displaying their talents while quoting ‘Life is full of failures
and successes’. He informed that there are special reservations in government jobs
for sportsperson. He hoped that such initiative taken by government would encourage
youngsters to take up sports.
In the first football match, Ruksin-Bilat team and Pasighat Constituency were equal
with 1-1 in normal duration but in tie breaker Pasighat defeated Ruksin-Bilat by
4-3. In volleyball, Pasighat beat Ruksin-Bilat in the first match while in second
match Nari-Koyu beat Pangin-Boleng. (DIPRO)
Republic Day celebrated
ITANAGAR, Jan 29: The 65th Republic Day was celebrated with pomp and gaiety at remotest
ADC HQ Nyapin of Kurung Kumey District on 26th January. T Borang, ADC unfurled the
National Flag in presence of Govt. staff, PR leaders, GBs, senior citizens, public
and students of sub- Division on the occasion.
Addressing the gathering Borang appealed the people to extend good hospitality to
the visitors of the remote area like Nyapin in order to promote tourism. Peace and
tranquility is the pre- requisite for any kind of development, he said.
ADC Nyapin also called upon the departmental officers and officials to stay in their
posting place (Nyapin) to discharge their duties with outmost sincerity, dedication
and in a transparent manner for the welfare of the people of remotest sub-division
He further appealed the PR leaders of Nyapin sub-division not to stay out of their
Panchayat segment as it is very difficult to coordinate the development process of
remote village by the development agency. The day-long programme included prabhat
pharry by the students, cultural competitions and games and sports etc.
The 65th Republic Day was celebrated at Leporiang with great pomp and gaiety. The
Circle Officer, Hage Tarung, unfurled the National Flag amidst the presence of Nabam
Tara, ZPM and Chera Renu, Anchal Chairperson, other panchayat leaders, general public,
government staffs and students and Gaon Buras.
The Republic Day was also celebrated at Boleng. The national tricolor was unfurled
amidst huge gathering by the Minister Industries Tapang Taloh and took Rastriya Salute
from the parade contingents. In his address, Taloh highlighted various developmental
programs initiated by him under dynamic leadership of the Chief Minister Nabam Tuki.
He gave away Red-Coats to the new GBs and also presented silver and bronze medals
and certificates to eleven teachers for their meritorious services. Later, the minister
visited GHSS and exhorted the staffs to restore the past glory and fame of the lost
glory of the school.
The Republic Day was also celebrated at Geku. EAC Bani Lego unfurled the National
Flag on the occasion. In his speech Lego highlighted the developmental activities
taken up in Geku circles and appealed the people to cooperate for all round development
of the area.
Panggeng lays foundation stone for Arch bridge
YINGKIONG, Jan 29: Parliamentary Secretary Education, Law and Justice J.K. Panggeng
laid the foundation stone for construction of Arch Bridge over Yamne at Parak yesterday
amidst a huge gathering of government officers, public leaders and PRI members of
Mariyang, Geku and Katan Anchal blocks.
The bridge is connecting Padu with Katan and the latter is linked to the main road,
the State Trans-Highway from Pasighat to Yingkiong via Mariyang. An amount of Rs.
646 lakh has been sanctioned for construction of 81.00 metre long bridge.
Er. Tapi Darang EE (PWD) Mariyang informed that the PWD, the executing agency, has
planned to complete the construction of the bridge latest by 31st March 2016.
The parliamentary Secretary was accompanied by DC L. Borang, SP Tage Habung, ADC
R.Perme, EAC Geku Bani Lego, DMO, DDSE, DVO, DPO, DHO, ADTH, officers, public leaders
and PRI members.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki had visited the site during his tenure as PWD Minister
and approved the sanction for construction of the bridge to address problems and
difficulties of the people of the area. Earlier on the same day the Parliamentary
Secretary inaugurated a new Guest House of PHED constructed at Katan near PWD IB
by the PHE Katan sub-division. The department accomplished the construction of the
building under the initiative and supervision of Er. Rajen Taying AE. Both Panggeng
and Borang appreciated the quality of construction in such a remote place like Katan
and encouraged other departments to follow the same tempo. On this occasion the Deputy
Commissioner formally handed over red coat to Koyit Tagi, a popular Kebang orator
and one of the Gaon Buras of Sibum village. DIPRO
7th NE Fide Rating Chess Championship begins at Nirjuli
ITANAGAR, Jan 29: The 7th North East Fide Rating Chess Tournament 2014 begun from
today at Nyikum Nyia, Hall, Nirjuli. It is being organised by All Arunachal Pradesh
Chess Association (AAPCA) and participants from all the North East state are taking
part. More than 200 players from north east have registered.
The Member of Parliament, Arunachal West Parliamentary Constituency Takam Sanjoy
declared the tournament open. He welcomes all the team manager of North East and
also international and national judges of the tournament. Sanjoy called upon local
players to learn from the other experience players and also advised them to take
advantage of sport quota as state government has already implemented it. He requested
president and secretary AAPCA to conduct district wise tournament for selection of
best players and assured AAPCA that he along with MLA Bamang Felix will write a requesting
Chief Minister for allocation of annual fund for every district wise tournaments.
Bamang Felix, MLA cum Chairman, State Medicinal Plant Board (SMPB) said conduction
of 7th North East Fide Rating tournament 2014 by AAPCA will provide an opportunity
to the Arunachalee players to get better exposure. He also expressed hope that Arunachal
players will one day become international chess champion if they concentrate in this
field. Earlier Tamchi Kache, ZPM Sangram cum Secretary AAPCA, Niapung Konia, President
AAPCA, Repo Rongnia, Chief Avisor AAPCA and Rochhunga Ralte, Ex – MLA cum President
of North East State Chess Forum (NESCF) also spoke on the occasion.
Wildlife Board advocates for environment and wildlife education in primary schools
ITANAGAR, Jan 29: The meeting of State Board for Wildlife (SBW) was held in the Conference
Hall of PCCF office under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki yesterday.
There are 30 members in the board including the MLAs, officials and NGOs. The board
is constituted as per the provisions of Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972. The main
function of the State board for wildlife is to advise State Government in the selection
and management of the areas to be declared as protected areas and in formulation
of the policy of protection and conservation of wildlife and specified plants.
Addressing the participants, the Chief Minister, who is the Chairman of the Board
emphasized on organization such meeting at frequent intervals.
Stressing the need of bringing awareness among the people, especially youths on
the preservation of flora and fauna, the Chief Minister advised that the PRIs and
GBs should be involved in the protection of wildlife and forests. MLA Ralom Borang,
member of the Board emphasized that every villager in the societies should be made
the member of Eco Development Societies and man-animal conflict should be addressed
carefully and ex-gratia payment should be judiciously implemented. PCCF & Principal
Secretary (E&F) has also highlighted the importance of protection and proper management
of wildlife and forests. He emphasized that a top priority should be given for their
protection and management.
After discussion threadbare on various issues, the Board decided that important issues
like surrendering of arm license should be encouraged. Using of chemical/ explosive/invertors
for fishing should be strictly prohibited and dealt with strictly as per the law.
Besides, the other departments like fisheries should also take stringent action as
per their regulation. Ban on purchasing of Airgun, the Board resolved to direct all
the DC’s to ban selling and purchasing of air guns throughout the state. Issuing
of new arm licenses should be strictly regulated. Economical sustainable schemes
for local communities should be introduced effectively. Wildlife trafficking should
be monitored by both police personnel and Forest Department. All Forest check gates
should be strengthened so as to check wildlife and forest crime. Stern action should
be taken against officers and officials if found involved in wildlife crime. Environment
and Wildlife education should be introduced in primary school in the State of Arunachal
The PCCF (WL&BD) Omkar Singh assured the members that all possible steps will be
taken for the protection and management of the Wildlife Sanctuaries and National
Mein urges students to develop reading habit
ITANAGAR, Jan 29: The concluding program of the three days Library awareness campaign
for the Namsai sub-division was organized at Town Club Namsai recently. The three-day
program was sponsored by Directorate of Public Libraries, Itanagar to generate awareness
among the people about the literary importance associated with the library, the New
Sub-Divisional Library was established and inaugurated in last December.
Minister for Finance Planning and PWD Sri Chowna Mein in his inspiring speech encouraged
the students to understand the importance of the Library and to develop the habbit
of reading. To become a good leader also one has to read because he or she can learn
from the experiences of other leaders. Minister himself being an advocate for knowledge
has set up a Library at Tengapani where he would facilitate all kinds of books in
various subjects for the people. He believed that to make people learn, we should
facilitate them with the required facility. He was immensely pleased to see the performance
of the students as he had attended the Extempore Competition session. He applauded
the efforts of J.Borang, Director of Public Libraries, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh
for his noble vision to create mass awareness by organizing such campaigns in various
parts of the state, this being the first time in Lohit district.
Medical Officer C.N Mantaw gave a speech on drug abuse, child health and hygiene
and sex education to generate awareness among the children.
Children of APNE Library Wakro demonstrated a skit, story reading and Story telling
which was really appealing and appreciated by all.
The day long program consisted of Extempore speech, group Song,Quiz competions amongst
the students who participated form different schools of Namsai Sub-division. A library
hour was also conducted for the students for enrollment and acquaintances with the
roles of library services by the staffs of the library department.
APNE Library Wakro bagged the first prize in the extempore speech completion. Zenith
Child School Namsai and JNV Mahadevpur walked away with the first prize in the Quiz
competition among the Junior and the Senior groups respectively. The prizes and participation
certificates to all the students around 200 in numbers were distributed by Nilima
Kumar, ADC Namsai .She appreciated the students and teaching staffs for their active
participation and advised them to spare time for literary activites.
The presence of all the Administrative Officers, head of offices ,ZPC Lohit, DCC(I)
President, NGO representatives and other public leaders of Namsai Sub-division added
as a motivating factor for the students, according to an official release.
Centre initiates steps for Indo-Myanmar border trade
ITANAGAR, Jan 29: As a follow-up action after the visit of Union Minister of State
for Commerce and Industry Dr. E.M. Sudarsana Natchiappan to Nampong, Indo-Myanmar
border area in Changlang district on November 8 and 9 last, a meeting was held under
his chairmanship at Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi yesterday to discuss various issues related
to the promotion of border trade in the area.
The meeting was attended by Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering,
Minister for Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry & Dairy Development, GoAP.
Setong Sena, Sharda Prasad, Principal Advisor to the state Chief Minister and officers
from the Union Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry
of External Affairs.
The various issues discussed in the meeting included the status of trade activities
at the Indo-Myanmar border, Indo-Myanmar border haats at Pangsau Pass (Nampong),
road development in the border areas, functioning of the Customs Office at Nampong,
establishment of customs bonded warehouse for trade promotion, issues related to
industrial development in Arunachal Pradesh, operationalization of land customs station
and posting of customs officials and establishment of Integrated Check-Post in Arunachal
After detailed deliberations it was agreed in the meeting that customs officials
would be posted at the land customs station at Nampong to immediately take up trade
activities. It was also agreed that Ministry of External Affairs would initiate action
for the development of road infrastructure in the area and to request their counterparts
in the Government of Myanmar to initiate pending action to set up a corresponding
land customs station within their border near Nampong. It was also agreed that Arunachal
Pradesh Govt would expedite and send pending project proposals for industrial development
in the area to union Ministry of Commerce at the earliest.
The Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry will also discuss all related
issues with the Government of Myanmar during his next visit there scheduled for March
AAPPTF for favourable transport policy for unemployed local youths
ITANAGAR, Jan 29: All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) today
reiterated its demands for annual/half-yearly joint meeting of regional transport
authority and the executives of All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation
(AAPPTF) to solve various problems being faced by all type of commercial vehicles
in the state.
In a representation to the Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner today, the Federation
further reiterated that Govt should provide suitable parking places for all type
of vehicles in Capital Complex and continue eviction drive along NH 52 within Capital
Yesterday, in a representation to secretary, Transport, the Federation had sought
the intervention of the Govt for proper implementation of the agreement made between
AAPPTF and Tour Operator Association of Assam (TOOAA) on November 24, 2013 regarding
plying of outside tourist taxis in Arunachal.
The Federation said the commercial transport system should be followed strictly in
border state like Arunachal and it should be favourable for unemployed local youths.
Approval of Tourist taxi permit from Assam and other NE states in Arunachal does
not mean that the vehicles will ply in every sector, colony and local area thereby
depriving the unemployed local youths.
The Federation further reiterated its demands for annual meeting of state transport
authority with the federation members to discuss various issues relating to transport
I want to express my view on bandh calls by various organizations. It has been seen
in the past that bandh calls are either called off or deferred in the last moments.
Band called off or deferred are made known to common people on the proposed band
call day only. The common people are always in dilemma whether bandh would be enforced
or called off. It affects everybody. People those who want to travel to State Capital
or travel outside the capital have to pre-pone or postponed their visit. Similarly,
scheduled programme of offices/deptts are also affected. For example, in my office
where I am working many scheduled programme were postponed on many occasions in the
past. Private lives of people are also affected in this way.
It is also seen that authority waits for last minute agreement with bandh callers
to withdraw bandh calls. Why to wait for the last moment? Why it can’t be at least
24 hours before so that public gets proper information on time to minimize loss?
The Capital administration had issued warnings many a times to bandh callers citing
Hon’ble Supreme Court order to take action for enforcing bandh calls. But it is not
known how many bandh callers have landed in jail or how much have been recovered
from bandh callers for damages/lost made in the bandh calls.
So, my request to the bandh callers is that please avoid such harsh step. Take the
path of Dharnas, Rallies and Hunger strikes if you genuinely feel that your stand
is right and for good cause. Even if bandh is called and then it is to be called
off please do it atleast 24 hours before the time so that common people are not harassed
Give them a chance
More than 200 candidate's application for the post of JE and Draftsman were rejected
by Dept, of power, Naharlagun on 22-01-2014 (notification No. SE/APEC-I /Coord(A)/19/2012-
13/6057, 22 Jan' 14) due to minor mistake committed by the candidates while filling
up the form. Whatsoever, the candidates themselves are to be blamed for it. They
should have been really careful while filling the form. At the same time my heartfelt
sympathy goes to those candidates. The unemployed electrical engineering graduate
and diploma holders getting chance to appear for JE, AE or Draftsman exam in Electrical
department in our state is rare occasion. So, keeping this in mind I suggest the
department to give those candidates another chance to rectify their mistake, so that
all the unemployed electrical engineers may at least get chance to appear the exam.
K. Jirdo, Itanagar
DC Goel’s service will always be remembered
Transfer of capital DC IAS Sanjay Goel is indeed a great loss to entire capital complex.
He had done great justice to every task under his capacity. Apparently he had set
up a high standard for this particular post. I wish his successor do the same? I
hope that his transfer was done as per normal official proceeding and there was no
ill political motive behind it.
Goel sir, the good works are always credited, no matter you don't hear that often
but your name will always prevail in common people's heart. Keep up the good work
and you will receive the silent admiration and good wishes of common public because
they can't reach you. Wish you happy and prosperous life.
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Hope justice will be finally delivered
The 1984 anti-Sikh riot which rocked national capital decades ago is back in news
headline again. Today Arvind Kejriwal lead Delhi Government decided to go for a probe
by a Special Investigation Team into riots. This happens two days after Congress
Vice-president Rahul Gandhi said some of the party men were probably involved in
the violence but were punished.
The politically sensitive decision to form the SIT to investigate the riots which
left around 3000 Sikhs dead following the assassination of the then prime minister
Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984 may create trouble in the relationship between
AAP and Congress which has been providing outside support to Kejriwal dispensation.
But the move has been welcomed by riot victims and opposition parties alike. Hope
this SIT, once constituted will help riot victims to get justice, though it may be