ITANAGAR, Jan 30: The decision of union government to impose President’s Rule (PR)
in the state has further divided the opinion of the people of Arunachal.
From streets of the state to the world of internet, people are passionately debating
about PR. This daily spoke to people from various walks of life and also collected
the opinions of common citizens posted in various internet forums.
“PR will come along with baggage that can have negative impact on innocent public
that ought to be taken care by the Governor secretariat. Governor must ensure early
restoration of a democratically elected government, “ said Tobom Dai, a resident
of Pasighat and a former AAPSU leader.
“No sane person will ever want that freedom and liberty is curtailed but the situation
in our state is altogether different. The elected representatives who have been mandated
by us have miserably failed. At this juncture, PR seems to be only option left to
bring stability in the state,” he says.
“President’s Rule is fine, there’s no doubt about it, but I would still prefer our
elected self government to come back. Whoever may be the Chief Minister, I don't
care. PR was needed to teach a lesson to our elected leaders who had forgotten their
duties,” says Taba Taku, a two time MP contestant.
“I feel President’s Rule in Arunachal Pradesh is a blessing to citizens. We welcome
the step taken by union cabinet and strongly support the President’s Rule. The central
rule has been implemented at the right time and I hope for development in every sector,”
said Dangsam Songthing, resident of Bordumsa, Changlang.
“Imposition of PR in the state is a lesson to the greedy MLAs who neglects their
voters and only work for development of their kith and kin. There is no difference
between Nabam Tuki and Kalikho Pul. Let the Congress unite and save Arunachal from
midterm poll,” commented one Takiram Siboh in Arunachal Times website.
In the same forum, another person by name Ram Rahim posted, “President’s Rule was
the need of the hour, due to turmoil between the legislators of the ruling govt.
The public got the harassment because infighting among legislators. Let’s make
our state developed and free from communal colours.”
“The President’s Rule should be continued in Arunachal Pradesh at least for 3 years,
which is a maximum period, in order to give a lesson to the greedy and corrupted
leaders. The Governor has rightly recommended. If anyone insults our constitutional
head, he may snatch the power of abusers, (elected politicians),” commented one Ryan.
“PR is required if necessary but here governor’s intention was political right from
the beginning. So how can the disturbances in state capital be viewed as complete
breakdown of law and order in the state, whereas rest of the state is peaceful. Painting
such a sorry figure of Arunachal Pradesh should not be the governor’s priority, whatever
may be political compulsion,” commented a person with name of Jun.
For business community, President’s Rule has brought in mixed feeling.
“Security has improved but business is down. Due to excessive checking by security
forces, people have curtailed movement and it has directly affected the business
community. Therefore, we don’t agree with imposition of PR and hope it’s lifted
at the earliest,” said NK Bora, an Itanagar based shop owner.
“PR is alright but we are suffering due to excessive security checks by paramilitary
forces. Hope SC gives early verdict in the matter,” says one Sayan Dey.
“Whatever happened is very unfortunate. State has not witnessed either breakdown
of law and order or constitutional machinery. Whole problem started when Governor
advanced the Assembly Session. Moreover, Governor should not have recommended for
PR till SC decides on his discretionary power. Ground reality is that present crisis
is political and not breakdown of law and order or constitutional crisis,” said a
Ziro based govt. officer who did not wished to be named.
While debate about pros and cons of PR will go on but one thing is for sure the imposition
of President’s Rule definitely paints poor picture of the tribal communities of the
It shows that 60 Arunachalee tribal MLAs elected by the people of the state cannot
govern a state whose population is hardly 13 lakhs.
Situation is so bad that state had to import retired government officials GS Patnaik(Retd.
IAS) and Advisor YS Dadwal (Retd. IPS) to advice the Governor JP Rajkhowa, a former
Chief Secretary of Assam to run the state. Perhaps, it’s time every Arunachalee,
more so elected representatives to introspect what went wrong.
Ugly spat between Raj Bhavan and former CM
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: The ugly and undesirable spat between Governor J P Rajkhowa and
former Chief Minister has further escalated with Raj Bhavan coming up with a retort
against Nabam Tuki’s statement. Tuki had said that he was frisked, threatened and
abused at Raj Bhavan.
The fact that, the allegations have been labelled by the former Chief Minister after
47 days of the meeting held on Dec 14 at Raj Bhavan, clearly establishes that those
are concocted, untrue, result of afterthought and made with ulterior motive, read
a statement from Raj Bhavan.
“Undignified and unwarranted statements” was attempt to malign the incumbent Governor
in the public eye, to influence the other Constitutional Authorities, win public
sympathy and mislead the people of the State and Nation, the Raj Bhavan statement
said as it dismissed Tuki’s allegations.
The News Reports have maligned the Constitutional Head of the State and has put the
Raj Bhavan in poor light, it continued. (PRO to Governor)
More than hundred children rescued by City police
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: Total of 104 children working as domestic helper/ child labourer
in various shops/ auto mechanic shops/ hotels have been rescued/recovered from Itanagar/Naharlagun/Nirjuli/Banderdewa
during the “Operation Smile-II” being organized between Jan 10-31 to find missing
children being used as child labourer. This was informed by Capital City SP Devender
A dedicated team of police personnel was constituted for successful implementation
of Operation Smile-II led by SDPO, Itanagar Techi Hanyir, SI N Nishant, SI Techi
Nega, SI P Mirip, SI P Taku and SI N Jamoh under the supervision of SP Capital.
Arya said that Police has achieved success in such a challenging task because of
dedication of the team and active collaboration of Child Helpline, Itanagar accompanied
by Labour Officer, CDPO, Itanagar and Oju Mission, Naharlagun.
80 children have been rehabilitated with their parents/guardians, 24 children have
been accommodated at Oju Mission, Naharlagun. They will soon be re-united with their
Meanwhile, to conclude the month long event, an awareness program was conducted on
Saturday in the premises of Govt. Higher Secondary School, Ganga village, Itanagar.
The program was attended by SP Capital, DySP(HQ), Team Operation Smile-II, CDPO,
Child Welfare Committee , Labour Officer, Chairperson, Oju Mission, Anchal Chairperson,
GBs, representative of market, parents, and children. The children were told about
Operation Smile and its relevance. They were also briefed on child labour and its
legal aspects, rights of children, right to education and minimum wages act.
‘Rivers of Arunachal free from pollution: CGWB, CWC
‘Iron level in Doimukh area beyond permissible limits’
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: As per Central Ground Water Board and Central Water Commission
investigation, the major rivers of Arunachal Pradesh are free from pollution and
also the ground water is of excellent quality with all the parameters within permissible
limits K. Ramanand, Scientist, Central Ground Water Board, North Eastern Region,
Guwahati informed this while addressing a function to distribute the prizes to the
winners of the state level painting competition organized by Central Ground Water
Board (CGWB) at Naharlagun yesterday.
This situation, however, may change in the near future with rapid urbanisation and
increase in population, he said, adding that the iron content in Doimukh area of
Papum Pare district is beyond the permissible limits of 0.3mg/litre.
Local sand filters and iron filtration plants are being used for supply of iron free
water, he said and called for greater public cooperation to keep ground water and
rivers free from pollution.
Explaining the causes of ground water and river pollution in India, he informed that
urbanization has been the main cause of water pollution as sewerage system of the
country is not satisfactory.
As per CPCB report, only about 40-50% of the population of the major cities like
Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore are served by sewer systems.
RK Kalita, Scientist, CGWB mentioned that there was no major water quality issue
in the state except localized occurrence of iron.
However, rivers like Pachin flowing through densely populated areas have become a
waste disposal site and it needs to be tackled. Local MLA Techi Kaso, who was also
invited for the programme, urged to maintain a clean and healthy environment by nurturing
clean habit. He said rivers can be saved from pollution only when we stop throwing
waste and garbage into the drain.
He also emphasized that private drillers should submit drilling information either
to Central Ground Water Board or Water Resources Department which will help the departments
to effectively monitor the ground water scenario of the area. He also emphasized
the need to use galvanized steel pipes in drinking water tube wells.
S Bhattacharjee, Artist and jury member said that art is the true medium to aware
people about different social problems, and the save water from pollution concept
may spread all over the state by the creative works of the students.
The first prize winner would be called to New Delhi to take part in the National
Level Painting Competition.
Hoicha Rangjang, and Nyohai Wangjen, both class VII student of Ram Krishna Sarda
Mission Girls School, Khonsa bagged the first and second prize respectively in the
Pradipta Priyam, Class VIII of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Itanagar, bagged the
A committee of five jury members selected 50 students from the best paintings sent
by various schools of Arunachal Pradesh based on School Level Painting Competition
for 6th, 7th and 8th standards students.
The theme of the State Level painting competition was “Protect Ground Water and Rivers
Before the painting competition, a procession was organized with students and parents
and the procession marched to Pachin River bed near Helipad to have an idea how urbanization
pollute rivers and ground water.
2178 students from different schools of Arunachal Pradesh participated in the school
Clean Arunachal Campaign gets publicity van
CS appeals all to take part
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: A mobile publicity Van for Clean Arunachal Campaign " My city,
my Pride, I will clean it" was flagged off at Bank Tinali, Itanagar this morning.
The mobile publicity van will be used to create public awareness and gain support
of the masses to be part in the Clean Arunachal Drive to be observed from February
1st to 13th next.
The Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi who flagged off the van said that the 13 days campaign
aims at keeping Arunachal Pradesh clean. Every citizen of the state is a stakeholder,
he said as he urged all to join hands to make the campaign a grand success.
Chief Estate Officer Talo Potom while briefing about the importance of Clean Arunachal
Campaign has urged all to support the noble effort of the State Government in making
the state clean and beautiful. He said that the Saturday’s event was to garner support
and create awareness in and around Capital Complex on the importance of organizing
the Clean Arunachal Fortnight.
Secretary sports and youth affairs Dani Salu, Director IPR CM Longphong, Circle Officer
Itanagar Marina Siram, IMWA President Yumlam Achung, and chairman ACS Patey Tayum
were present during the ceremony.
Several officers transferred including DC Capital
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: Barely five days after the state came under Governor’s rule, the
Raj Bhavan has transferred several officers including the DCs of Capital City and
The officers are transferred in the interest of public service, said Raj Bhavan that
recently made Joram Beda its secretary.
DC Capital Mige Kamki has been posted as Joint Secretary (Labour & Employment, Skill
Sandeep Kumar Singh, Deputy Commissioner, East Kameng will look after Capital now.
ADC, Pasighat Deepak Shinde has been posted as Deputy Commissioner East Kameng.
Deputy Commissioner, Papum Pare Tai Kaye, is transferred and posted as Joint Secretary
Pooja Jain, Special Secretary (Labour & Employment, Skill Development) is transferred
and posted as Deputy Commissioner, Papum Pare.
Mimum Tayeng, Joint Secretary (AR) shall hold the additional charge of the Joint
Secretary (Personnel) and relieved of the charge of Joint Secretary (Transport) and
Dr. Tariq Thomas is relieved of the charge of the Special Secretary (Personnel),
informed Raj Bhavan.
ADC, Seppa Rahul Singh is transferred and posted as ADC, Pasighat.
Vijayanta Arya has been posted as Superintendent of Police (Special Branch) in addition
to additional charge of SP (SIT & Crime).
Satya Gopal, Principal Secretary (Finance) shall hold additional charge of Department
of Personnel, AR & Trg which was looked after by Kapa Kholie.
Hage Batt, Commissioner (AH, DD, Trade & Commerce) shall hold the additional charge
of Commissioner Geology and Mining. Consequently, Dr. BM Mishra is relieved from
the charge of Secretary Geology and Mining.
Don't disrupt Parliament proceedings: Venkaiah Naidu to Opposition
HYDERABAD, Jan 30: Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said
the Government has "no problem" in discussing Arunachal Pradesh and Rohith Vemula
issues in the Budget session of Parliament and suggested that the Opposition refrain
from disrupting the House proceedings.
"We have no problem. Government is ready to discuss any issue; Government is ready
to discuss every issue," Naidu told PTI, amid indications that the Opposition might
aggressively take up the Arunachal Pradesh and Rohith's suicide in Parliament.
"Neither in Arunachal Pradesh (issue) nor in Hyderabad (Central) University...Government
of India is not in the picture anywhere," Naidu said.
As for whether he fears that these two issues would lead to disruption in the Houses
by the Opposition parties, the Minister said: "It's for the Congress...(to decide)
whether they want democracy to function or they want to disrupt. That's their choice".
Expressing hope that Parliament would be allowed to function and people's issues
are taken up, Naidu said: "I only suggest: 'discuss, debate, decide; do not disrupt
(proceedings in Parliament.'
He charged Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, who sat on a hunger strike on Hyderabad
Central University today over the January 17 suicide of Dalit research scholar Rohith
Vemula, visiting the campus for the second time in as many weeks, with playing "cheap
politics on a sensitive human issue".
"Trying to politicise it is nothing but cheap politics. It's a sensitive issue. One
must wait for the findings of the Judicial Commission (appointed to look into Rohith's
suicide) to decide about the acts (action against the guilty) or corrections", Naidu
He asked as to why Congress leaders, including Rahul, have not visited HCU during
their period (UPA rule) when 10 students committed suicide on different occasions.
"Why this selective protest? Congress was silent then; trying to be violent now.
First let them explain why they were silent then," Naidu said. "By politicising such
sensitive issues, we are doing only injustice to the very cause". PTI
Apex bank to be monitored by HLC
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: The performance of the Arunachal Pradesh State Co-operative Apex
Bank Ltd will be monitored by a High Level Committee (HLC) from time to time from
This was informed by Joint RCS R D Thungon at the Annual General Body Meeting of
Arunachal Pradesh State Co-operative Apex Bank Ltd held on Jan 29 at Naharlagun.
While appreciating the performance of the bank during last year, he advised to improve
the performance further to the expectations of customers.
He also directed to adhere to the new guidelines issued by NABARD for opening of
Thungon appealed to all the members to take care of the bank branches in their respective
districts as they are the real owner of the Apex Bank.
Bank should be capable to serve the people of remote and rural areas, he said.
The meeting was attended by the Chairmen, MDs and other shareholder members of Cooperative
Societies affiliated to Apex Bank, departmental officers and Bank officials.
Earlier, Tsering Thongdok, MD of Apex Bank presented the Annual Report2014-15 highlighting
the performance and achievements made during the year. He further informed that bank
is now on CBS platform and the process for issuing ATM Services through RuPay Debit
Cards and RuPay Kisan Credit Cards is on.
He also informed that besides normal business the bank will implement National Schedule
Tribe Finance & Development Corporation scheme at concessional rate of interest during
current financial year. The Bank has prepared a Road Map for recovery of NPA loan
in 5 years from 2016 -2020 by adopted legal assistance. The State govt. has already
directed the works departments to obtain No Due Certificate from Apex bank for release
of bill payments.
Administrator of Apex Bank, Dr. Olik Taring opined that as promised in the last AGM,
he has been able to convince state govt. departments to accept Bank Guarantee and
Call Deposit of Apex Bank for the Tender and security purposes. He also opined that
the Bank is in CBS and functioning and providing services at par other Nationalized
Bengia Hemanta, Chairman, APSCU appreciated the performance of the bank and advised
the bank to meet the credit requirements of member cooperative institutions on priority
for all round development. He suggested the management to take all precaution while
extending loan by observing codal formalities.
President Rule is emergency and temporary measure: Rajkhowa
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh JP Rajkhowa while interacting with
representatives from political parties said President Rule is only an emergency and
a temporary measure. Sooner or later, a democratically elected Government will be
He said this during a separate meetings with the representatives of Jan Andholan
Committee led by Tame Phassang and People Party of Arunachal led by Kahfa Bengia
and Kamen Ringu in Itanagar on Jan 30.
Law and order has to be maintained effectively at all cost and also we have to ensure
good governance and will cull corruption that has badly affected the Governance in
the State for last many years, said the Governor.
North East expo begins in Pasighat
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PASIGHAT, Jan 30: The North East Trade Expo began at high school ground Pasighat,
The expo will continue till February 10 wherein participants from different north
eastern states and countries from abroad, including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand,
Nepal and Bhutan have put up their stalls.
Councilor (Ward no. 6) Makpak Peyang inaugurated the expo in presence of Bogong Banggo
Yameng Kebang Secretary General Manning Moyong.
In his brief speech, Peyang said that this kind of events and programmes offer an
opportunity to the people of the country and abroad know each other’s culture besides
fostering unity and friendship among the people.
The expo is also supported by Bogong Banggo Yameng Kebang for better management.
Free children’s medical camp held
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: Childline, Itanagar in collaboration with Don Bosco Alumni and
Oju Mission; and supported by ITBP, Sector, Head Quarter, Itanagar, organized a free
medical camp for children at Don Bosco Residential Training Centre, Vivek Vihar here
today. A large number of children from various parts of the Capital Complex, especially
the less privileged children and children rescued under “Operation Smile”, participated.
Ajay Pal Singh, DIG, ITBP, SHQ, Itanagr, acknowledged the activities of Don Bosco
society which gives quality and value-based education even in interior villages and
called upon the children present to imbibe healthy habits and keep themselves away
from all unlawful activities.
“Don’t think of your background or economic status. Concentrate on your studies
and work hard and greatness will be yours”, said the DIG.
Kime Aya, Vice President, Don Bosco Alumni Association, Itanagar advised children
to keep away from all bad habits, especially substance abuse and addiction of all
Fr. Cyriac, Director, Don Bosco Youth Centre, Itanagar lauded the people-friendly
activities of ITBP and the yeomen service that Oju Mission renders through their
shelter home to children in distress. He also spoke about the self-sacrificing life
of Don Bosco which has inspired and given impetus to Don Bosco institutions the world
over in about 132 countries.
Dr. V. N. Sharma, SLO, NSS, exhorted the children present to cultivate good habits
which alone can lead to greatness.
Over 200 children attended the medical/health check up camp.
Dist level tournaments for CM’s
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: The district level football and volleyball tournaments for CM’s
Trophy of Tirap and Lower Subansiri concluded.
In Khonsa (Tirap), Khunnu Kheti-XI of Khonsa West Assembly Constituency won the men’s
football trophy beating LAMSA-XI of Khonsa East Constituency in the final at Nehru
In women’s football, Chinkoi Team defeated Star-XI Deomali in the final to win the
However, the results of volleyball competitions are still awaited.
Winners will represent the district in the state level CM’s Trophy.
Nakap Ketok of Khunnu Kheti Team of Khonsa West Constituency was adjudged best football
player in men’s category while Hamnya Tekwa and Wichoam Tekwa, both from Chinkoi
Team, were jointly declared as best women football players of the tournament.
Ropong Kitnya of Nogna Team and Yambu Nokpa of Lazu team, both from Khonsa West Assembly
Constituency, were adjudged as best men and women volleyball player respectively.
Tirap Deputy Commissioner Ravi Jha gave away trophies and cash prizes to all the
winners of the final matches in different categories.
The tournament was organized by a committee headed by DSO (Sports) Roy Mihu.
Dibbo Sports Club and Yazali Football Club will represent Lower Subansiri in men
and women’s football respectively in the state level CM’s Trophy to be held in Itanagar.
In volleyball, Pistana Sports Club and Yachuli Sports will represent the district
in the women and men’s category respectively.
Meanwhile, the district level Chief Minister’s Trophy on football and volleyball
(Men & Women) of Changlang district began at district headquarters Changlang today.
The inaugural match was played between Nampong constituency women football team and
Changlang North team in which the former beat the later by 2-o goal.
In the second match of women’s football, Bordumsa constituency thrashed Changlang
South constituency by 4-0 goals.
In men’s football, Nampong constituency beat Miao constituency by 3-1 goal while
the match played between Changlang North Constituency and Bordumsa constituency ended
in a goalless draw in regulation and extra time.
Bad light forced the match referee to stop the match undecided.
In volleyball women’s category, Bordumsa constituency beat Nampong constituency by
2-0 sets and Changlang South Constituency beat Changlang North constituency by 2-1
while in volleyball men’s category Changlang North constituency beat Changlang South
constituency by 2-1 sets and Bordumsa constituency beat Miao constituency by 2-0
Earlier, kicking off the tournament Deputy Commissioner, Changlang urged the players
to maintain discipline and upkeep sportsman spirit throughout the tournament. Saying
that games and sports impart a sense of discipline, fellow-feeling and togetherness
he urged them to develop a healthy relationship among all. DIPROs
Karatekas bags 3 medals in National School Games
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: The School Karate team from the state bagged three medals—one Silver
and two Bronze—in the 61st National School Game which was held in Rupnagar, Punjab
from January 20 to 24.
Yamik Lida bagged the silver medal in below -48 kg category while the bronze medals
were won by Karsang Yanga (-52kg) and Chopa Tallo (-50 kg).
The Team was led by Prakash Limbu as Chief-de Mission cum Manager.
Meanwhile Shihan Likha Tara, President, Arunachal Karate Do Association (AKA) has
expressed his immense happiness over the performance of the karatekas on their arrival
at AKA office from Punjab today.
He also expressed gratitude to Directorate of School Education for financing the
team for participation in the National School Game.
Large Poppy plantations destroyed in LDV
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: To check opium and drug menace in the district, the teams constituted
by Lower Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner Ravi Dawan, have destroyed young poppy
plants grown in as many as 118 plots in Anpum and Bizari areas of Dambuk sub-division.
After collecting necessary information from sources, the teams under the overall
supervision of Dambuk ADC Atul Tayeng started search operation separately in different
areas on January 27 and located those 118 plots in Anpum and Bazari areas where the
poppy plants were grown.
One team had conducted the operation at Bizari areas with help of the GBs of the
village while the other two teams conducted the operation at Anpum and Loklung areas
with local student leaders. The GBs of Bizari village and the student leaders of
Anpum had not only helped the teams in locating the plots but also assisted them
in destroying the poppy plants, Tayeng said.
The second round of operation will be carried out very soon as there might be many
more such plots in inaccessible pockets, where poppy plantation is very likely, Tayeng
The administration is also keeping strict vigil on the movement of suspected persons
to check drugs (opium) peddling as the area shares porous border with Assam making
their movement easy.
Shatrughan takes a dig at Modi's 'advisors' on PR
NEW DELHI, Jan 30: Disgruntled BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha today criticised the Centre's
decision to impose President's Rule (PR) in Arunachal Pradesh, taking potshots at
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "great advisors" wondering what answers they will
have if the Supreme Court ruled against it.
Sinha, who has been at variance with the party leadership over a host of issues,
questioned the government's "hurry and worry" when the matter was being heard by
the apex court.
"I have tremendous faith in our dashing, dynamic action hero PM. But wonder who the
'great' advisors are who advised President's Rule in Arunachal Pradesh. That too
when the matter is sub judice, in the Supreme Court, under a 5 judge constitutional
bench. Wonder what was the hurry and worry," he said in a series of tweets, a day
after the Centre justified its decision in the Supreme Court. PTI
SSA teacher goes missing
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: Wapon Sumnyan, a resident of Thinsa village presently serving as
SSA teacher in Naitong Primary School of Naitong village, has gone missing from the
school since January 19 morning.
An FIR has been lodged with Deomali Police Station.
Police, who have launched search operation, appealed for information leading to
whereabouts of the missing teacher. DIPRO
Meet draws up plan for effective implementation of de-worming prog
AALO, Jan 30: A district level convergence meeting was held here yesterday to draw
up strategy for effective implementation of de-worming programme under National Deworming
Day (NDD) in West Siang district.
Liyi Bagra, EAC cum Town Magistrate Aalo, who chaired the meeting, stressed on proper
planning, coordination and training for effective implementation of the programme.
He urged all the stakeholders, including Deputy Director ICDS, DDSE, PHED etc to
instruct their officers and officials at the block, circle, and village level for
active participation in the de-worming programme.
DMO Dr. Marbom Basar suggested for involving the PRI members for effective implementation
of programme saying that any programme of this kind often face challenges.
Dr. Linya Lollen, Medical Superintendant, Dr.Kengo Ori, Deputy Director (ICDS) and
BEO Aalo East representing took part in the deliberation.
Dr. Gemi Angu, Paediatrician GH Aalo explained on Albendazole Deworming tablet, its
advantages and disadvantages. DIPRO
RKMH conducts medical camp at Chayangtajo
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: A two days mega mobile medical camp was conducted at Chayangtajo
recently by the doctors of RK Mission Hospital (RKMH) Itanagar.
A dedicated team of doctors and para-medics from the hospital, including Dr. T. Pakam,
Dr.Binpi Karlo, Dr. Tasso Byai, and Dr. Prateek Jain treated more than thousands
of patients from far flung border villages. Spot blood and urine tests, eye screening
were conducted for the poor patients free of cost. Walking sticks, knee caps and
cervical collars were provided to old persons.
Ashok Tajo, ADC, Chayangtajo inaugurated the health camp. He lauded the RK Mission
authorities for conducting the health camp in remote area like Chayangtajo. He advised
the patients to make best use of such camps and derive maximum benefit from it.
The program was coordinated by Dr. Kemba Padu, MO Chayangtajo.
AACS takes part in rally at Jantar Mantar
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: Members of the Anna Samarthak Gandhwadi Sangh and Arunachal Pradesh
Anti-Corruption Sena (AACS) led by its President Serpi Flago took part in an Anna
Samartakh Gandhwadi Sangh and Indian Against Corruption organized national movement-cum-rally
at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi today, informed the AACS in a release.
The movement has been launched to urge the Prime Minister for implementation of Lok
Pal Bill and Lok Ayukta which has already been passed and received the assent of
the President of India on Jan 1, 2014.
Patnaik meets Governor
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: The Advisor to Governor, G.S. Patnaik called on JP Rajkhowa at
Raj Bhavan, here today, where they discussed on issue of finance, education and skill
The Governor asked the Advisor to immediately review and streamline the financial
management, so the financial constraint does not create hurdles to the developmental
process. He also asked him to look into the financial mismanagement as alleged by
the Non-Governmental Organisations.
The Governor said that fund distribution from various sources and programmes should
be fair, free and equity.
The Governor advised Patnaik, who is the in-charge for Education, to give thrust
in improving the State literacy rate and girl education in the State. He asked him
to give emphasis on higher education, particularly science and technology.
The Governor also stressed on arresting dropout rate in schools and colleges. He
suggested for providing skill development trainings in the District Industry Centres
to the dropouts thereby
The Governor asked Patnaik to review the implementation of North Eastern Region Community
Resource Management Project (NERCORMP) which is launched in three districts of Tirap,
Changlang and Longding.
Solar home lighting systems installed
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: LED based solar home lighting systems were installed in various
households of remote Neokhilanghi village under Phassang Circle of Kurung Kumey recently
by the Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA), GoAP, informed Neokhilanghi
Development Committee chairman Ringu Taping in a release today.
Lauding the Director APEDA and PO, Koloriang for their noble initiative, the chairman
further hoped that the agency continues with more such activities in future.
APCC pays homage to Bapuji
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) today paid homage to
Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 68th Martyrdom Day today at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan,
Floral tributes were paid to the decorated portrait of Bapuji by the office bearers
of APCC and frontal organizations. A two minutes silence was observed as a mark of
respect to Gandhiji followed by prayer meeting.
Relief sought for fire victims
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: Informing that three members of a family had lost their lives
in a devastating fire which broke out at 4 am today in the house of one Bake Tagin
at Bath Village near Ganga Lake, the Arunachal Youth Organization (AYO) has in a
release appealed the Capital Complex DC and concern authorities to provide immediate
relief to the victim’s family.
The fire tenders were unable to reach the spot on time and save the lives of the
three persons which include Bake Tagin, his wife Bake Ana and daughter Bake Ame,
the AYO claimed and demanded enquiry into the whole incident. It further demanded
early establishment of a fire station at Gohpur to ensure quick access of the fire
tenders to nearby areas like Bath, Chimpu, Poma, Jote etc. in case of similar incidents
ITANAGAR, Jan 30: Pedong Kenbo Society, an Aalo based NGO is launching a fortnight-long
campaign to create awareness among the masses about the impacts of global warming
and climate change and various other issues, in villages of West Siang district.
The NGO will focus on various issues, like uncontrolled jhum cultivation, deforestation,
burning of forests leading to global warming and climate change, reckless hunting/killing
of wildlife and the importance of preserving and protecting flora and fauna during
Mock drill on fire and rescue operation
AALO, Jan 30: A mock drill on fire-fighting and rescue operations was conducted by
the personnel of the Department of Fire and Emergency Service, Fire Station, Aalo
at Govt. Secondary School, Pobdi on January 28.
Demonstration on fire management, rescue operation methods and techniques using ropes,
stretchers, handling of fire extinguishers etc. was conducted during the day-long
Any kind of disaster can be thwarted or the extent of the damages can be minimized
through awareness, safety tips and precautions, said Ime Ngomdir, Officer Incharge
of Fire Station Aalo. He appealed to the students to spread the message to their
families and friends.
Litem Ete, Headmaster of the school also stressed on disaster preparedness and precautionary
measures to avert major casualty in case of natural disaster. DIPRO
In the news item published on Jan 30 edition of this daily with the heading ‘Post
CO soon’, Phassang Circle was wrongly mentioned as Lungsa Circle. It should have
been read as Phassang Circle and not Lungsa as mentioned.