January 25

Tezu Band to participate in Republic Day parade

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: The Girls NCC Pipe Band contingent of Government Higher Secondary School Tezu will participate at the Republic Day parade in front of United States President Barak Obama with traditional costume in New Delhi. The girls Pipe Band from Arunachal will be the first NCC Girls Pipe Band to perform in Republic Day since Independence. The contingent will be guided by Rina Singh, an official release stated.


Byaling attends conference on smart electricity

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Power and Home Minister Tanga Byaling attended a conference on the theme of smart electricity for emerging market at the initiative of Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers Association and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for showcasing intelligent electricity networks and efficient energy eco-system through INTELECT was held at Mumbai on Thursday. The meeting was presided by Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Anant Geete.

Attending the conference, Byaling highlighted the importance of innovation and its significance for smart rural electrification.  During the meeting, smart electricity for emerging markets and the exposition of focus on the connected intelligence in the electricity for both urban and rural was discussed.


R-Day message telecast

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: The Republic Day message of the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh will be telecast from Doordarshan Kendra, Itanagar between 8.30 am to 9.00 am on 26th January 2015. The All India Radio, Itanagar, Pasighat, Ziro, Tezu andTawang will relay the message from 9.00 am to 9.20 am on the same day. The synopsis will be carried in ten local dialogues also.


Appeal to reschedule capital bandh

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Adi Baane Kebang (ABK) appealed to the apex student body All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) to defer or reschedule the date of its proposed 12 hours capital bandh on February 2 next.

The ABK said the proposed bandh call schedule is coinciding with the Donggin festival of Adi community i.é on February 2. So observing of bandh on such occasion would hamper the movement of the community members and the festival celebration which will be celebrated at Solung Mopin Ground Itanagar on February 2. Therefore, considering the importance of festival celebration, ABK appealed the ANSU to defer its proposed bandh call in order to facilitate the smooth celebration of the festival.


Kiri Kaye no more

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Liri Kaye breathed his last on 24th Jan 2015. Late Kaye is survived by his wife, daughter and two sons. He was the first person from 36 Nari Koyu to secure a master’s degree which he did in 1981. His entire family as well as Kaye Welfare  Society deeply mourns the loss of his death.


Social service conducted

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: All the office complex, educational institution, market area and residential complex have been cleaned as a part of PM’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan at Longding today. All the workers enthusiastically participated in the mass social service which was conducted under the initiative of Longding district administration. The Deputy Commissioner appreciated all the participants and hoped that they will maintain the same tempo in days to come.


AASUK calls on CM, Cong chief

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: A delegation of All Arunachal Students Union of Karnataka (AASUK) headed by its general secretary Ruhi Tachu (Machu) met Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and Congress Party President Padi Richo at CM’s Bungalow today. During the discussion the delegation requested the CM and Congress party leader to take early steps for construction of Arunachal Bhawan at Bangalore, Karnataka for the benefit of students and other needy people from the Arunachal residing in Karnataka.

The AASUK delegation claimed that CM assured them for immediate implementation of the Arunachal Bhawan project at Bangalore.


Doimukh Apex Bank conducts FLCC camp

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: The Apex Bank Branch Doimukh conducted a FLCC camp at Nimte Anchal segment under Sagalee circle on January 22 last.  A host of dignitaries including S C Kandpal, DGM (head office) along with Nabam Tati, Zonal Manager and Licha Kojum, Branch Manager Doimukh attended the camp.

Speaking on the occasion, Kandpal suggested the villagers present to bank with Apex Bank and avail the benefits like MMPVY, NSTFDC schemes and other MICRO agri-allied facilities from Apex Bank. The Zonal Manager also highlighted the benefits of the PMJDY and opening of other accounts with the Cooperative Bank. The NN charitable society chairman Nangbia Amar appreciated the Apex Bank personnel and NABARD for their noble and good gesture in this regards.

Along with the FLCC camp the Apex Bank has been conducting the house hold survey and opening of PMJDY account. The National Mission “Sab Ka Sath Sab Ka Vikash” is also being carried out by the NN Charitable for Sagalee and Mengio area.  The Mission is being supervised and monitored by the Zonal Manager Zone-II and Branch Manager Doimukh Branch for its smooth functioning.


News Impact

Brave Rumoh Meto receives national award


ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Along with 24 others, thirteen year old school boy Rumoh Meto has received the national bravery awards today from the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.

Meto was recommended for the awards for freeing his 24-year-old cousin who was caught in a 33-kV high-voltage transmission live wire. The cousin, Milu Mega, suffered burns, but Rumoh escaped unhurt.

The boy, who hopes to join the Armed Forces, will also take part in the Republic Day parade. A student of military school in Pune, Rumoh plays football and practices boxing.

This year eight girls and sixteen boys were selected for the National Bravery Awards. Four of the Awards have been given posthumously.

The prestigious Geeta Chopra Award has been conferred on 13½ year old Gunjan Sharma of Assam who displayed exemplary valour in saving her friends from the clutches of the abductor. The Sanjay Chopra Award has been given to 16½ year old Devesh Kumar of Uttar Pradesh who displayed outstanding courage while confronting two chain-snatchers.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi while presenting the National Awards for Bravery 2014 to children on Friday said that brave deeds of the children were proof that God has kept in each one of us an element that inspires us all to live for others.

Commending the children for their brave and selfless acts, Modi said that not everyone gets a chance to die for others, but everyone has a chance to live for others. "However, there are very few who are actually able to accomplish this," he added.

He said that "biggest beauty" of the deeds performed by the brave children was that when faced with a certain situation, they could not stop themselves from acting with courage. "In the process, they had inspired others in society." Stating that the children will now have a greater responsibility, the prime minister said that "fame and success can be slippery" and the children will have to keep their composure. He urged them to work towards their goals and dreams relentlessly.

Earlier they were felicitated by president and Vice President of India, Lt Governor Delhi, Defense Minister, Army Chief and Air Chief Marshall.  

The National Bravery Award Scheme was initiated by the ICCW to give due recognition to the children who distinguish themselves by performing outstanding deeds of bravery and meritorious service and to inspire other children to emulate their examples. It was in 1957 that two children – a boy and a girl – were first rewarded for their presence of mind and courage. Since then ICCW decided to confer national awards on children every year.

The awardees receive a medal, certificate and cash. Eligible awardees are granted financial assistance until they complete their schooling. Since the inception of the scheme in 1957, the ICCW has given awards to 895 brave children - 634 boys and 261 girls.



Former minister Sobeng Tayeng passes away

Governor, CM mourns

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Former Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) and former state Cabinet Minister Sobeng Tayeng passed away today at his residence at Tafrogam, Lohit district.

The last ceremonial rites will be held on January 25 at Tafrogam.

Late Sobeng Tayeng, son of Chouging Tayeng and Nyanni Tayeng was born on August 20, 1944. He did his higher education from Banaras Hindu University and Gauhati University.

Tayeng served the people in various capacities; he was elected as Arunachal East Constituency, Member of Parliament in 1980. He held the posts of Minister for Agriculture, Veterinary and Animal Husbandry and Cooperation under Government of Arunachal Pradesh from 1975-79; Member, Social Welfare Board, Arunachal Pradesh 1971-73, Counsellor, Arunachal Pradesh Council, 1972-75. Apart from these, he paid special interest in agricultural development, social upliftment, games and sports and vocational education etc.

Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma has expressed shock and grief on the sudden demise of former minister and member of Parliament Sobeng Tayeng.

In message, the Governor said that Late Tayeng was eminent social worker who gave importance to idealism in politics. He was a public figure of eminence and one of the pioneers in politics in the State, who made valuable contribution to the nation and State in his long political career. In his death, the State has truly lost a great idealistic politician and a noble statesman.

In this hour of crisis, I, join people of Arunachal Pradesh to pray to the Almighty God to give the bereaved family enough strength and courage to bear the irreparable loss. I also pray for eternal peace of the departed soul, the Governor said in his message.

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki also expressed profound sorrow over unfortunate demise of Former Minister Late Sobeng Tayeng who breathed his last this morning at his private residence at Tafragam village following a brief illness.

“In his death we have lost one of the first generation leaders, who contributed in shaping our state to the present form. He served the state and the country in different capacities and brought a positive change in education and agriculture sectors in the state, particularly in Lohit district. He will be remembered by the people of Arunachal Pradesh for his unstinted contribution to the state and its people”, CM said.

“At this moment of grief, me, my family, colleagues in the Government and people of Arunachal Pradesh extend our solidarity with the bereaved family members and share the pain inflicted by this irreparable loss” he further added.

Meanwhile, the rank and file of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Arunachal Pradesh led by its president Tai Tagak deeply mourned the death of former minister  and MP Sobeng Tayeng.

In a condolence message the BJP said “Sobeng Tayeng was one the distinguished first generation leaders of the state, who was committed to the welfare of the people, particularly the poor and underprivileged sections of society. He was an experienced and committed leader, who made important contributions towards the development of Arunachal Pradesh.”

Tai Tagak said Late Tayeng will always be remembered not only as a public leader but also as an active citizen, who played a pivotal role in transition period of Arunachal Pradesh. His death will create a void in Arunachalee society which would be difficult to fill in, Tagak said.

Former MP Tapir Gao also expressed his extreme shock over the demise of the legendary leader, who was more like his elder brother and conveyed condolence to the bereaved family.

A team of state BJP leaders led by Vice Presidents Nakul Chai and Kenyir Ringu also visited the residence of Late Tayeng and paid last respect to the senior citizen.

Meanwhile, MLA Dr Mohesh Chai with all HoDs and officers and officials paid homage to the former MP at his residence. They termed the demise of Tayeng as an irreparable loss and prayed almighty God for eternal peace of departed soul and to give strength to bereaved family members to overcome the present crisis.

Tayeng Welfare Society also deeply condoled for untimely demise of Sobeng Tayeng and prayed to almighty for eternal peace of his soul and give strength to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss. The death of former MP is an irreparable loss to the society and the state and the nation as well, said TWS.



INC fields Karbak in Liromoba bye-election

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Jan 24:  The Indian National Congress has chosen Nyamar Karbak, president of Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) to be fielded as INC candidate for ensuing 27th Liromoba (ST) Assembly Constituency bye-election. This was informed by Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee President Padi Richo here this evening over the telephone.

The 27th Liromoba (ST) Assembly Constituency had fallen vacant after the demise of former Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin. The state Election Commission has declared bye-election on 13th February 2015 next.

Nyamar Karbak who already served Indian Youth Congress many years in different capacities was given Congress ticket in 2009 election also but was later given back to Late Jarbom Gamlin. Karbak will now fight against the two times contestant BJP candidate Bai Gadi.

Meanwhile, APCC President Richo has given clarification on the speculative news published by this daily on January 15, 2015 edition titled, ‘Liromoba bye-election: Cong-BJP in dilemma” claiming that he did not give wrong information to the media by saying tussle within Gamlin siblings. However, he admitted that he had shared information with media of both Jarsa Gamlin and Jarter Gamlin Ronya approaching for the INC ticket.



APSLSA conducts legal literacy classes for students

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority in collaboration with the JNK Public School, Itanagar today conducted a one-day legal literacy classes at the school under its State Plan of Action -2014-2015.  More than 100 students from class 8 to 10 of the school took part.

Talks on legal aid, availability of various legal services schemes, protection of women from sexual harassment, human rights and A P Victim Compensation Scheme 2011 were the topics which were deliberated upon by Budi Habung, District & Sessions Judge cum Member Secretary, State Legal Services Authority, Dani Belo, OSD, State Legal Services Authority, Sunil Mow and Deepa Yoka, advocates.  Habung highlighted the various aspects of legal services activities and the availability of free legal services to the people under the Act.

The school principal, S C Kurian in his address also underscored the importance of law. Deepa Yoka, Advocate dwelt on the topic “Protection of Women from Sexual Harassment, while Sunil Mow, advocate spoke on human rights. During the interaction session, the resource persons cleared doubts of the students on various subjects. During the programme  short films on human rights and sexual harassment of women were shown to the students.



Training on ‘Culture and Breeding of Coldwater fishes’

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: The five-days national training programme on “Culture and Breeding of coldwater fishes” has been successfully conducted by the Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research (DCFR) at RGU, Doimukh. It was funded by NFDB, Hyderabad in collaboration with Department of Zoology, Rajiv Gandhi University. The training programme aimed at disseminating technological advancement in the field of coldwater fishery.

While inaugurating the programme, RGU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Tamo Mibang stated that the state is lagging behind in terms of fishery production compared to other states of India. He urged the scientific community and fishery officers to work on commercial production of fish to make the poor fisheries of the state economically viable.

Prof. D.N. Das, Dean of science, RGU, who is an expert taxonomist and ecologist highlighted the need for more technological intervention in the field of aquaculture and emphasized on more infrastructure development in the state.

In all 30 participants comprising of fishery officers, KVK scientists, farmers from different parts of Arunachal Pradesh underwent the training programme. During the programme, Dr. D. Sarma, Principal scientist and Course director, Dr. S.K. Gupta and Tandel Riteshkumar from DCFR, Bhimtal, Prof. D.N. Das, Prof. N. Kar, Dr. A. Darshan, Dr. Arijit Ganguly from RGU delivered lectures on various aspects of coldwater fish sector such as culture and breeding, fish taxonomy, feed formulation, insects as feed for fish, integrated farming process, fish health management etc. The practical hands on training has also been provided to the participants by the research team comprising Akash Kachari, Budhin Gogoi, Rashmi Dutta, Rajashree Saikia, Ram Kumar of Fishery & Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, Rajiv Gandhi University. Certificates were distributed among the participant during the valedictory function today.



Security tightened across East Siang and Siang districts

PASIGHAT, Jan 24: Security has been tightened across East Siang and Siang districts ahead of the 66th Republic Day. The preparation is in full swing and police forces are expected to be constantly alert to tackle any untoward situation.

LH Shanliana, DIG Central Range, Pasighat in his first coordination meeting with the police officers today said, police are given more privileges than the common citizens and are charged with added responsibilities. The police personnel must remain impartial, treat every citizen with respect and offer the rights guaranteed by the constitution.

They should spread traffic awareness by visiting schools and colleges with a missionary zeal to reduce rate of road accidents. They should lay stress on confidence building of the public by interacting public leaders and NGOs and ensure teamwork spirit for betterment of the society. Shanliana while advocating for devotion, sincerity, clean image, efficiency and welfare of public said, visible police presences on roads are essential. The DIG further advised the police personnel to be rededicated in restoring law and order, peace and tranquillity in the area. He further said that many government sponsored people oriented welfare schemes and projects are coming up and we have to ensure that all are implemented properly without hampering the peaceful atmosphere of the districts, DIG included in his instructions.

Earlier, SP Arya informed that checking of ILPs, vehicles documents etc has been intensified in all entry-gates including the township. Police personnel are carrying-out patrolling and checking drive in hotels, restaurants and labour camps etc without disturbing civilian rights. Arya also informed that adequate police personnel will be deployed in and around the township to prevent any untoward incident. DIPRO



Waii International Hotel opens

Staff Reporter

BHALUKPONG, Jan 24: Much to everyone’s delight particularly to the luxury seeking tourists at Bhalukpong in West Kameng district, the luxury hotel the Waii International Hotel formally opened today.  

The Waii International Hotel was inaugurated on Friday by Parliamentary Secretary PHED and Water Supply, Kumsi Sidisow in presence of Minister RWD Kumar Waii. The newly opened luxury hotel is owned by the Waii Infra Private Limited, a Itanagar based private company. Inaugurating the hotel, Parliamentary Secretary cum local MLA Sidisow said that opening of the hotel is much relief to the tourists coming to Bhalukpong which is the gateway to the tourist hotspot districts of Tawang, West Kameng and East Kameng districts. He also hoped that it would provide many job opportunities to the local unemployed youth.

Located at the beautiful town of Bhalukpong in West Kameng near Assam border overlooking scenic Kameng River and Pakhui Wild Life Sanctuary, the Waii International Hotel offers luxury accommodation in 26 Deluxe Rooms and Suites, equipped with all modern amenities. The Waii International Hotel is the first of its kinds with all modern facilities. It is also equipped with a world class Conference Hall with a capacity to accommodate 200 persons at a time.

It also has multi-cuisine restaurant offering a plethora of continental, oriental and Indian dishes to satisfy the foodies. The hotel has experienced chefs preparing exotic delicacies from recipes from all over the world. The Waii International Hotel also has a well-stocked bar offering a wide variety of liquors, Karaoke Lounge with mini-bar to cater to the fun-loving guests. For shopaholics it has a shopping center with top brands to choose. The hotel is also equipped with a top-class Gym where one can keep up their physical routine and a billiards room for the customers to spend some good time.

Whether you are on a business or holiday tour or want to hold an event, the Waii International Hotel promises to offer top-class service and hospitality to make sure your stay memorable.

The tourists visiting or passing through Bhalukpong can visit at www.waiiinternationalhotel.com for more information.



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