Arunachal youth becomes victim of ‘racial attack’ in Bengaluru: MLA
ITANAGAR, Jan 9: A youth from Arunachal Pradesh was admitted in a Bengaluru hospital
"in a racial attack case" and his condition was serious, an Arunachal MLA has alleged
following his talks with authorities in the southern city.
Khuadun Khangham, who was working in a restaurant in Bengaluru, was assaulted by
miscreants and then thrown out of a moving vehicle on January 7, the MLA from Kanubari
The 25-year-old man hailing from Ozakho village under Kanubari sub division of Longding
district was admitted at the hospital in a critical condition, said MLA Gabriel Denwang
Initially it was presumed to be a hit and run case. But after investigation, it is
emerging that Khangham was thrown out of a running vehicle, Wangsu said quoting the
police from Bengaluru.
He said it was not any accident but a "murderous attack, racial attack".
Wangsu said he informed the matter to Delhi Police IGP Robin Hibu, who is from the
NE region, requesting him to talk to police authorities in Karnataka, and he did.
Wangsu said that according to Karnataka police, it was a case of assault and CCTV
footages were being scanned.
"The case has been prioritized by the police and a senior police officer visited
the patient today," he added.
We have requested the state Chief Minister Pema Khandu to speak to his Karnataka
counterpart on the issue, Wangsu said, adding that North East students in Bengaluru
would meet the police authorities there.
State DGP Sandeep Goel also informed the matter to the Commissioner of Police in
Bengaluru and an ACP level officer was asked to look into the assault case on Khangham,
Wangsu also appealed to the people in the state to extend financial assistance for
the treatment of Khangham, who belong to a poor family. (PTI)
State media reaches out to Wakka fire victims, distributes relief amount
ITANAGAR, Jan 9: The state media fraternity on Sunday, managed to reach out to the
fire affected people of Wakka village in Longding district with the relief amount
put together by Arunachal Press Club (APC) and Tezuvian. An elderly woman was charred
to death and at least 54 houses and two churches were gutted in a devastating fire
at Wakka village on December 22 last.
The relief amount was collected in a two-day donation camp jointly organised by Arunachal
Press Club (APC), Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists (APUWJ) and Arunachal
Electronic Media Association (AEMA) on December 26th and 27th respectively. Similar
camp was set up by group of youth and officers under the banner of Tezuvian at Tezu
in Lohit district to help out the affected people. The total relief amount collected
by both APC and Tezuvian was Rs. 2, 74281 (Two lakhs seventy four thousand two hundred
A five member state media team led by APUWJ President, Amar Sangno, Sanjay Mosing
from Echo of Arunachal, Jackson Tayeng from Eastern Sentinel, Tagu Ningee from
The Arunachal Age and Raj Pradhan of Northeast Live accompanied by former Longding
Zilla Parishad Member (ZPM), Yabom Lukham reached Wakka on Sunday and distributed
the relief amounts equally among the affected people. The amount was handed over
to Village Chief Longham Wangham who later gave away the cash amount to the affected
people in presence of media team and villagers.
Addressing the fire affected people, APUWJ President, Amar Sangno informed that Wakka
inferno pained the entire state and people from all walks of life stood for them.
APUWJ President further added that the relief amount was love from people of Arunachal
irrespective of tribe and region including the Non-APST people who generously donated
for Wakka fire victims.
Wakka Village Chief Longham Wangham informed that thirteen houses have been rebuilt
so far after the ravaging fire accident. The village chief also added that relief
materials were still pouring in from different NGOs and they have set up a Village
Committee to receive and distribute the materials to affected people. He disclosed
that 11 youths have been engaged in each house in rebuilding as a part of village
Acknowledging the solidarity extended by the people of Arunachal, the Village Chief
said, "We are so thankful to the people of Arunachal for standing up for Wakka in
our hour of crisis, their love and support for Wakka will always be remembered."
Representing the fire victims, Nokchap Pansa, one the fire victims, appealed to
the district administration to provide mechanism to encash the relief amount provided
by the government in cheque. Nokchap informed that affected people are facing difficult
to encash the cheque amount as majority of victims lost their passbook in the fire.
He also appealed to the state government and district authority to restore drinking
water supply in the village, informing water scarcity as a major issue facing the
people of Wakka. He further sought the government to provide relief for injured person
during the fire accident and also sought to make mobile network functional immediately.
A rapid rebuilding process is going on and so far thirteen houses have been rebuilt
after fifteen days of the accident. Reportedly, more than 80 organisations both governmental
and non-governmental have overwhelmingly responded to the tragic fire accident so
Arunachal stall at Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit-2017 draws appreciation from Modi
AHMEDABAD, Jan 9: Arunachal Pradesh on Monday drew hundreds of visitors to its stall
at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit-2017 and received rave appreciations from all
including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Arunachal stall with the theme of Organic
-Agri, Horticulture, Heritage, Textile and Culture was one of the 9 stalls of about
200 stalls visited by Modi along with Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani here on
The Prime Minister appreciated the traditional handlooms, organic agriculture and
horticulture products, orchids and historical tourist sites. He was extremely happy
to visit the Arunachal stall and congratulated Arunachal Chief Minister, Pema Khandu
and Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein for putting up a grand show in the Vibrant
Gujarat Global Summit.
Touted as the biggest of the biennial business summits, which was conceived and launched
by Modi when he was Gujarat Chief Minister in 2003, the eighth edition will see more
than 6,000 delegates participating in eight seminars and business-to-business and
business-to-government meetings. Two truck-loads of various exhibits were transported
from Arunachal to Gujarat with an aim to attract potential investments in myriad
sectors in the state.
Khandu has been putting enormous effort in luring corporate giants for investing
in the state and Arunachal's participation in the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit is
one such platform to showcase the rich potentials of the state to the investors.
A high level investment summit and a state seminar of Arunachal will be conducted
on Tuesday. State guests to be present at the inaugural ceremony on Tuesday include;
Presidents of Kenya (Uhuru Kenyatta) and Rwanda (Paul Kagame); Prime Ministers of
Portugal (António Costa) and Serbia (Aleksandar Vu?i?), and Deputy PMs of Russia
(Igor Ivanovich Shuvalov) and Poland (Mateusz Jakub Morawiecki).
Memorandum of Understanding worth Rs. 30 lakh crore are expected to be signed during
the summit. After the inauguration, Modi will chair the CEO Roundtable on Transforming
India. John Chambers, chairman of global technology giant Cisco; Bertrand-Marc Allen,
president of Boeing International; and CEO of French electricity giant EDF, Jean-Bernard
Levy are among the international CEOs to be in attendance. From India, Reliance Industries
chairman Mukesh Ambani, Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani and other leading industry
captains will be part of the CEOs Roundtable as well as the inauguration ceremony.
The Centre is putting its weight behind the summit. Besides the Prime Minister, 11
union ministers including Arun Jaitley, Manohar Parrikar, M Venkaiah Naidu, Piyush
Goyal, Nitin Gadkari are expected to attend the event. (CMO)
Itanagar Traffic Wardens launch ‘whistle down’ strike
ITANAGAR, Jan 9: Demanding for enhancement of salary, regularization of jobs, promotional
opportunities along with job security to all wardens and incentive, the Itanagar
Traffic Wardens (ITW) launched indefinite 'whistle down' strike at IG Park Tennis
Court, Itanagar from Monday onwards.
Raising slogans against the authority for allegedly failing to fulfil their demands
for which they have been fighting for the past six years, protesters threatened to
intensify the agitation till their demands are met.
President, ITW, Tarak Habing Charom said that Capital Complex is the only place
where the traffic wardens were getting Rs. 7000 per month and despite their service
to the city the structure of salary remains the same without any job security. Stating
that there must be equal status and equal salary, Charom further asserted that "we
seek equal pay for equal job so that we can get rid of the sufferings." He added
that their job is very tough but authority is keeping silent on the demand placed
"It is very unfortunate that despite our sincere services we are getting salary less
than the traffic wardens in Assam and other parts of the country. We also have family
and children to look after and what is the meaning of doing a job which cannot fulfil
our daily needs," Charom lamented while urging the state government to stop exploiting
Secretary, ITW, Loma Tapa said, "We are demanding the government to understand our
pain and suffering. They should acknowledge the service we made towards the development
of society." He said successive governments had exploited them and made hollow promises.
“The state government is not paying any heed towards our genuine demands and had
turned a deaf ear, which ultimately compelled us to hold these mass agitations,”
added Tapa. Vowing not to return to their duty until their demands are met, the
ITW further threatened to go on continued indefinite strike if the demands were not
21 small shops and a restaurant gutted in Karsingsa
ITANAGAR, Jan 9: Twenty-one small shops and a restaurant in Karsingsa were reduced
to ashes in a devastating fire which broke out in the early morning on Monday. However,
there were no reports of any casualty.
Expressing shock over the fire accident, Chief Minister, Pema Khandu directed the
concern authorities to provide immediate relief to the victims. Minister for UD,
Nabam Rebia, who is also the local MLA, visited the site where the fire incident
took place and took stock of the situation.
The district administration is monitoring the situation and immediate relief will
be provided to the victims soon. (DIPRO)
IYC gheraos RBI office Guwahati, stages dharna
ITANAGAR, Jan 9: The Indian Youth Congress, led by its General Secretary, i/c Northeast,
Indirani Mishra on Monday gheraod RBI office Guwahati and staged dharna demanding
the Apex bank (RBI) to disclose the quantum of black money unearthed since November
Also continuing its attack on NDA government over demonetization issue, the Arunachal
Pradesh Youth Congress has asked the government to remove all restrictions on cash
withdrawal with immediate effect and sought compensation to farmers, who have badly
suffered due to "demonetization" move.
Many prominent figures of Congress including former Chief Minister of Assam, Tarun
Gogoi along with Congress frontal youth heads of North East took part in the dharna,
participated by over 500 youths.
Meeting held on IPPI and Mission Indradhanush
KHONSA, Jan 9: A meeting of the District Task Force on Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization
(IPPI) and Mission Indradhanush (MI Phase IV) was organized by the District Health
Society for effective implementation of both IPPI and MI programmes at the DC's chamber
here on Monday. The meeting was chaired by Tirap Deputy Commissioner Ravi Jha, in
the presence of MLA Wanglam Sawin, DMO Dr. N Lowang along with DD (ICDS), DDSE representatives,
CDPO and Khonsa District Hospital Medical Superintendent.
DMO, Dr. N Lowang, in her address informed that the IPPI and MI-IV rounds for 2016-17
sessions will be launched on Jan 29 and Feb 7 next respectively. With the help of
a power point presentation, the DMO presented the detailed information of the programme
of previous year's performance, micro plan and action plan for forthcoming IPPI programme
and Mission Indradhanush. She further said that the successful implementation of
IPPI and MI-IV depends on joint efforts of the Health department and other key departments.
The DC and DMO further appealed to all the departments to cooperate for effective
implementation. The health department was also directed to detail vaccination teams
for all remote areas so that no children are deprived of immunization. MOICs of CHCs
and PHCs were also asked to clear all doubts to ensure formulation of error-free
micro plan. During the interactive session planning and issues for vaccinators and
supervisors, training and overview of operational guidelines for Mission Indradhanush
with MOs as well as many other important issues related to IPPI and MI were discussed
at length by all the members. DC, Ravi Jha suggested for a planned training schedule
to be prepared for all the mobilizers who would be involved during these programes.
It was also mentioned that the frontline workers be trained thoroughly. To reach
out to build the trust of the beneficiaries, he suggested to appoint and plan incharges
for different areas of target for better implementation.
MLA, Wanglam Sawin while taking part in the discussion raised concern over cases
of Tuberculosis found in his jurisdiction and asked the medical unit to arrange such
awareness camps for TB as well.
ANSU demands sanitation facility in school
ITANAGAR, Jan 9: Apart from shortage of teachers, some of the common problems of
schools in the state are lack of sufficient infrastructure and basic sanitation facilities
and the Govt. Secondary School, Tarasso was no exception. The school lacked proper
sanitation facilities with no separate toilets for boys and girls. There is only
one toilet in the school, which is commonly shared by more than 400 pupils and staff
of the school, informed the All Nyishi Students' Union (ANSU).
An ANSU team, which visited the school to take stock of the various facilities available
in the school, also informed that the school was facing serious threat of caving
in anytime. Flooding from the nearby river during rainy season erodes not only the
school's premises but also causes damages to the school, ANSU said and urged the
concern authority to take protective measures and construct a retaining wall.
ANSU has demanded construction of separate toilets and bathrooms for both boys and
girls under Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan within the next two months.
ASBA souvenir ‘Run For Badminton’ released
BENGALURU, Jan 9: President of the Badminton Association of India (BAI), Dr. Akhilesh
Das Gupta on Monday formally released a souvenir titled "Run For Badminton" at the
ITC Hotel Gardenia in Benguluru.
He released the souvenir in a ceremony during the 9th day of the on-going Badminton
Premier League (BPL) in the presence of National Executive members of BAI.
The souvenir has been published to commemorate the entire event of All India Senior
Ranking Badminton Tournament 2016 that was held in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh from
September 20 to 25, 2016.
Releasing the souvenir, Dr. Akhilesh Das Gupta congratulated Arunachal State Badminton
Association (ASBA), which under the leadership of Ratu Techi and Bamang Tago as President
and Secretary respectively, had hosted the All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament
2016 in a grand manner.
The BAI President disclosed that Arunachal Pradesh was first state to provide free
boarding and accommodation to all the participants including officials, players and
parents. The participants have all carried back beautiful memories of Arunachal Pradesh,
"It is the first experience of such a national mega event in terms of hospitality
and the tournament had successfully captured the national attention," Dr. Das Gupta
He also appreciated the co-operation and support that the Government of Arunachal
Pradesh led by Chief Minister Pema Khandu extended towards the Organising Committee
for making the All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament 2016 a memorable one.
Skill development training for PwSAs underway
ITANAGAR, Jan 9: A total of 50 people with special abilities are undergoing two-month
long skill development training jointly organized by All Arunachal Pradesh Entrepreneurship
Development Association (APEDA) and National Youth Project (NYP) here.
Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for Hearing Handicapped (AYNIHH) is sponsoring
the training. Speaking during its inaugural session on Monday, Parliamentary Secretary
UD-cum-local MLA Techi Kaso saying "God helps them who help themselves" exhorted
the participants to develop the attitude to be part of nation building process. "God
has predetermined work for every individual and you all are capable", he added and
assured all support. He earlier inaugurated wooden loom to be used for training.
"NYP as AYNIHH partner so far has skilled 3,640 PwSAs in Tawang, West Kameng, East
Kameng, Papum Pare, Upper & Lower Subansiri, East & West Siang, Lohit, Lower Dibang
Valley, Namsai, Anjaw and Changlang districts and this year's target is 783", NYP
vice president Pradeep Kumar said and made a fervent appeal to all not to consider
themselves inferior to anyone.
Social Justice & Tribal Affairs Director, Taw Tebin assured his support and advised
all to make best use of the training.
Health Joint Director, Dr. R Doye suggested for identifying the capabilities people
with special ability saying, "Upgrading them is the need of the hour".
DA restricts movement of heavy vehicles on weak bridges
DAPORIJO, Jan 9: Upper Subansiri district administration has restricted movement
of heavy vehicles of more than 10 tons on bridges over Subansiri and Sigin River
in the district. The restriction has been imposed keeping in mind the safety of commuters.
The bridges are reported to have become weak due to lack of maintenance and years
of wear and tear.
Passenger buses with only drivers will be allowed to ply while, the passengers will
have to cross the bridges on foot, the order said.
The restriction will remain in force until the bridges are repaired, the district
administration said informing that a proposal has been made to the government for
early repair of both the bridges. (DIPRO)
NHM enters into agreement with Mediciti Healthcare Services
ITANAGAR, Jan 9: The National Health Mission, GoAP on Monday entered into an agreement
with Mediciti Healthcare Services Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad for maintenance of biomedical
equipments across the Public Health facilities, upto the PHC level. The agreement
was signed by Mission Director, PN Thungon in presence of Special Secretary (H&FW),
Prince Dhawan and Director of Health Services, Dr. Moji Jini.
The programme would come in force within six months as the mapping and tagging of
all the inventories have started. Under the programme, Mediciti Healthcare Services
Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad would administer all maintenance activities on behalf of state
health department. It will perform preventive maintenance of all medical equipments
under the contract and calibration of medical equipments wherever applicable. The
Biomedical Equipments Maintenance Programme would boost the health care service delivery
across the state by making available functional biomedical equipments in all the
public health facilities.
Natung inspects EMRS Bana
ITANAGAR, Jan 9: Parliamentary Secretary for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj
and local MLA, Mama Natung inspected newly constructed Boys and Girls Hostel of Eklavya
Model Residential School (EMRS) at Bana on Sunday last.
Natung was accompanied by Zilla Parishad Chairperson, Mering Natung, ZPM, Dadi Rimo,
PWD AE, Kapil Natung and ASMs Manga Rimo and Raju Bayang.
Interacting with EMRS Principal, R P Dubey, the local MLA assured funds for extension
of hostel kitchen. Natung also appraised the teaching staff to maintain quality education
in the said model school. He further advised the students to study hard and make
the country and state proud.
Science Exhibition at VKV Roing
ITANAGAR, Jan 9: Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya (VKV),Roing on Monday organized a
school level science exhibition themed "Science and Technology". About 120 projects
were displayed by the students from class five to ten.
The programme was inaugurated by Lower Dibang Valley Superintendent of Police, Sanjay
Kumar Sain along with DDSE, Ego Doye and Commandant, 55 ITBP, Umakant.
The SP announced cash prize of Rs. 5000 for the top five projects with innovation.
Also, a special prize for good team work and a project based on road safety will
be given by the SP.
The programme was witnessed by students and parents of VKV-Roing besides, the students
Govt .Primary School.
APO, S Tayeng also attended the programme.
Training for civil service aspirants
ITANAGAR, Jan 9: A week-long training programme organised by Seva Bharati Bomdila
for civil service aspirants as well as to create awareness and interest among the
students about civil services commenced at Government College, Bomdila on Monday.
Speaking at the inaugural function, Additional Deputy Commissioner In-charge Bomdila,
Sang Khandu encouraged the students to appear for civil services and other competitive
examinations. He appreciated Seva Bharati and faculties from Pune for organizing
the training for the fourth consecutive year since 2014.
The training programme is being attended by 55 students.
Faculty member Saurabh Sonawane and Akshay Gudadhe from Jnana Prabodhini Pune, Maharashtra
will guide the students to crack competitive exams.
The inaugural function was attended by District BJP President, Sambu Sionju and senior
public leader Dorjee Tsering.
Arunachal NSS team to take part in National Youth Festival
ITANAGAR, Jan 9: A team of National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers from Dera Natung
Government College, Itanagar comprising of Bombi Dini, Binde Maying, Govin Burman
and Tarun Maying are taking part in the National Youth Festival to be held at Rohtak
(Haryana) from Jan 12-16 next.
Arunachal is one among the 6 North Eastern states participating in the said festival.
The other states include Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura.
The National Youth Festival is an annual gathering of youths celebrated to commemorate
the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. It is organized by the Ministry of Youth
Affairs and Sports, GoI in collaboration with one of the state governments.
Awareness prog on e- payment system
DAPORIJO, Jan 9: Upper Subansiri Deputy Commissioner, AK Singh emphasized the need
for a better internet connection in the district for flawless electronic payment.
Explaining the importance and benefits of electronic or cashless transaction in an
awareness meeting at Singik Hall here on Jan 7 last, Singh said that cashless transaction
would help check money laundering, black money, counterfeit notes and curb funding
to the terrorist organizations. More importantly, it would reduce rush in the bank,
He called for more awareness programme on digital or cashless transaction in the
district and emphasized on the improvement of internet facility for smooth functioning
of electronic cashless transaction. He also informed that Niti Aayog is emphasising
on the use of Digital Mode of Payments.
Local MLA, Dikto Yekar, Chief Manager of SBI Daporijo branch, PK Doley also spoke
on cashless transaction for payment and its benefits.
Manager APRB, Daporijo, Mejjo Ete and one of the SBI staffs, L Dai highlighted the
various modes of digital payments through a PowerPoint presentation.
The awareness programme was attended by businessmen, general public, students, all
the HoDs and staff of various banks of the district. DIPRO
Cent percent schemes implementation sought
ITANAGAR, Jan 9: The East Kameng District Youth Congress has demanded 100 percent
implementation of all the centrally sponsored and state annual development agenda
schemes (SADA)-2016-17, in the five constituencies of the district by maintaining
all formalities as per CPWD guidelines.
In its memorandum submitted to the DC condemning pick and choose policy in awarding
the works, it insisted that schemes amounting to Rs. 10 crores and above should be
invited for open NIT/TENDER through all leading newspapers.
Further, saying that MLALAD funds should be implemented in priority sectors like
health, education and road connectivity in all the constituencies, the Youth Congress
said that it would closely monitor all the schemes in the district.
ASHAs urged to create awareness on PMSMA
TEZU, Jan 9: Lohit Deputy Commissioner Danish Ashraf has urged the ASHAs to create
awareness on Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA), a newly launched
programme focused on free antenatal checkups of mothers, for its effective implementation
in the district.
He said this during a programme organized by the District Health Society on Prime
Minister's flagship programme under Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan at
General hospital, here on Monday.
The newly launched programme focuses on fixed day free antenatal checkups of pregnant
women at second and third trimester of pregnancy on the 9th of every month providing
comprehensive and quality antenatal care and to detect any signs of danger at an
early state. (DIPRO)
ITANAGAR, Jan 9: The officer's and staffs of State Programme Officer alongwith Arunachal
Ophthalmic Association has mourned the demise of its staff Kago Taroh who passed
away on Saturday last.
In a joint press release, they remembered him as a sincere and a disciplined employee.
Kago Taroh is survived by his wife and a son.
The Arunachal Ophthalmic Association and Officers, Staffs of State Programme Officer
and National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB) on Monday observed two minutes
silence for the departed soul and prayed to Almighty God to bestow strength to the