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.
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
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
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
Former minister Sobeng Tayeng passes away
Governor, CM mourns
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
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
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”,
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.