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July  - 27


Nguso’s wife offered Govt job

AAPSTEWA calls off 2nd phase of chakka bandh

ITANAGAR, July 26:  The state Govt has appointed Bayi Nguso, wife of Late Jumchi Nguso as bus conductor on compassionate ground as a special case. She is posted at Likabali under APSTS station superintendent Aalo, according to an official release.

The Govt also sanctioned a sum of Rs five lakh as ex-gratia payment and Rs 50,000 as a “No fault liability”.  The sanctioned amount is ready for payment, the release added.

Meanwhile, All Arunachal Pradesh State Transport  Employees Welfare Association (AAPSTEWA) has unanimously decided to call off the proposed  2nd phase  24-hour  state-wide APST (bus) chakka bandh on July 28. The association has proposed the 2nd phase bandh in protest against the ‘atrocities committed by police personnel’ leading to the death of Late Tachi Nguso.

This association said it has taken this decision to call off chakka bandh as the Govt has responded positively  to its demands.

The state Govt has appointed Bayi Nguso, wife of Tachi Nguso as conductor, sanctioned some amount as immediate relief to the family and a magisterial enquiry is also under progress, the Association said. It also lauded the Govt for its response and the NGOs and general public for their united move in the hours of need.


AAPSU reiterates its standpoint, Orgs support bandh

ITANAGAR, July 26: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has reiterated that it is not against the police institution but the 24 hours state wide bandh call is proposed to shed light on the gross injustice meted out to Jumchi (Tachi) Nguso by the erring police personnel which ultimately resulted into his pre-mature death.  

All the key institution will remain close baring few emergency and essential services namely, medical, electricity, fire-service, water supply, postal and telecom services, media and administration etc, which will be exempted from the purview of the bandh, the union said.

Meanwhile, the Yago-Banggo Welfare Society Capital Complex, All Arunachal Pradesh Abo-Tani Clan Youth Organisation and Galo Students Union   have extended support to the proposed  24-hour state-wide bandh given by All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union  on July 28. The AAPSU has called the bandh in protest against  the alleged ‘custodial death’ of  Late Jumchi (Tashi) Nguso and sub-subsequent non-fulfillment of its demands.

The AAPSU bandh will be strongly spearheaded by GSU in Galo inhabited areas,  the union said and  decided to keep fighting for justice.

While reacting to the statement of home minister, the GSU  said entire people of Arunachal would not have reacted if the incident was merely a road accident. Nguso died due to inhuman act of the police personnel, the GSU claimed.

GSU also Support AAPSU’s demand for early release of stipend of the students as many poor students depend on stipends to get basic necessities.


3rd Perception management course at Kimin PMC  begins

KIMIN,  July 26: 10th Bn ITBP, Kimin has been identified by Ministry of Home Affairs as a Perception Management Centre (PMC) with aim to create awareness about importance of vocational training and to impart knowledge to the border people on Bee keeping, Horticulture, Floricultures, Fish farming, Poultry, Veterinary, Fruit and Vegetable preservation. The aim of centre would be to inculcate the training to villagers for self employment opportunities.  

The third perception management course for 20 civilians commenced today at the unit campus of 10th Bn and will end on 5th of next month.

Rajesh Kumar Tomar, Commandant 10th ITBP while speaking in the opening ceremony said that it was a matter of great privilege that 10th Bn has been identified as the PMC by the Union Home Ministry. Besides imparting training on self employment generation, the centre will also provide different knowledge about various border area hazards, their causes of occurrence, preventions, disaster management, first aid kit, etc. Renowned Faculties, Instructors will come for taking lectures on various subjects and fields from the govt departments of Arunachal Pradesh who all are trained professional in their respective fields.

A certificate regarding qualification will also be given to each participant after successful completion of the course. Commandant 10 ITBP also emphasized the need of some sincere efforts by the people of Arunachal Pradesh to come up in a much dedicated manner for the development of the society, state and ultimately for the nation.


GWS alleges lethargy and inaction

ITANAGAR, July 26: The Galo Welfare Society (GWS) condemned the alleged lethargy and inaction of the investigating agencies in the unnatural death case of Late Tachi Nguso who died under mysterious circumstances after a vehicle accident on the morning of June 15.

The society has pointed out ‘lacunae in the action of the concerned authorities’ after the incident. The Police have registered the case under Section 304 (A) and 279 of the IPC which are bailable offence. But no case has been registered for custodial death, murder, assault and torture of the victim by the police, the Society claimed while adding that Police have failed to make arrest of any of the culprits involved in the case except the driver of the Police vehicle involved in the case who had reportedly surrendered before the police.

The Society further claimed that  the case has been handed over to the Special Investigation Team but so far they have not carried out any investigation.  A senior officer in the rank of DSP or ASP should have been appointed as the SIT  Inquiry officer, it said.

The Society said that the government has failed to officially announce any ex-gratia compensation to the victim’s family or to provide any other relief till date. In such case it is the foremost duty to of the government to provide interim relief to the family of the victim.

The magisterial inquiry was also objected by the society on the ground that the subject of the inquiry was motor accident case whereas it should be custodial death, murder, assault, torture and violation of human rights by the police but till date it has not been amended. Moreover, the inquiry is being conducted at a slow pace, it added.

The Lendo Ao Welfare Association has also alleged delay tactics of arresting the police personnel involved in it.  The Association said mere transfer to the PHQ is not a punishment and   demanded punishment to the police personnel allegedly involved in the incident leading to death of Late Nguso immediately. It said the amount sanctioned should not be on compensatory ground, a hefty amount  in lakhs to be sanctioned for  better education to the children of late Nguso. The Association  hoped that the enquiry committed report will be fair.


Step towards harmonious living with nature

BOMDILA, July 26: Although West Kameng District is supposed to be a protective habitat for wild life, there has been massive hunting activities in the entire district from  recent past mostly out of fascination of killing animals and birds by educated people from affluent societies to merely fulfill their hobbies endangering lives of precious species of wild life leading to ecological imbalance.

In order to put halt on rampant huntings so as to ensure peaceful coexistence and harmonious living with nature and wild life, Deputy Commissioner cum District Magistrate Rinchin Tashi issued order directing all law abiding citizens of the district to refrain from such illegal huntings.  The order warned that any person found guilty on conviction shall be punished with sentence of imprisonment or with fine or with both as per relevant section of the wild life protection Act 1972 extended to Arunachal Pradesh. DIPRO


Seminar on traditional systems, change & continuity of  Monpas

NAHARLAGUN, July 26: Taking the words of the patriotic monk Swami Vivekananda that Union in India must be a gathering up of its scattered spiritual forces  a seminar on the topic: ‘Traditional Systems, Change and Continuity amongst the Monpas of Arunachal Pradesh’ will be held from July  30 to August 1 at Tawang.

Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture - Arunachal Pradesh Chapter (VKIC APC) together with the Monyul Socio Cultural Development Society, Mon Region (MSCDS) is organising this seminar.

This seminar will comprise of academic sessions, cultural programmes, an exhibition on Monpa life sketch and sale of Monpa handicrafts. The programme will be organised in such a way that people will get a complete picture of Monpa life.

A large gathering of Monpas from  Tawang and West Kameng, will be there. The occasion is going to be a treat for people who cherish culture and tradition. It would also be an opportunity for a better understanding and a deeper look at the scientific cultural and traditional practices of Indian tribal life.

Both the Vice Presidents of Vivekananda Kendra Balakrishnan and Sushri Nivedita Bhede with the Joint General Secretary Sushri Rekha will participate as Guests of Honor and as special invitee respectively.

There will be Paper Presentations and Panel Discussions on Themes ‘Traditional Self Governing Institutions, Customary Laws, Importance of Bhoti Script, Death Ceremony, Marriage System, Role of Women, FaLaa Festival and Influence of Buddhism.’

The papers in this seminar are done by Scholars from various fields, they range from lawyers, educationalists to intellectuals from the Monpa community.

The Seminar of its kind looks at the relevance in studying and validating traditional systems of the Monpas. It also aims at effectively projecting the innate capacity of traditional systems on the socio-cultural platform of the community. The possibility to channel the capacity of all systems pertaining to the Monpa community to respond to the challenges confronting the community is vital in discussion.

The opportunity to work out the methodology for strengthening continuity to the systems evolved through centuries of tested experience is one not to be put down lightly. This event is aimed to trigger out a positive evolution in the outer forms of the Monpa tradition. DIPR


Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrated

ITANAGAR, July 26: The Bharatiya Janata Party Arunachal Pradesh today joined the celebration of Kargil Vijay Diwas in commemorating victory over enemy in 1999.

The celebration started with the Dweep Prajwallan and floral tributes to the Kargil heroes. The BJP leaders present in the celebration also remembered the heroes who laid down their lives for the motherland during the war and observed two minutes silence in honour of them.

The function was presided over by the BJP state Vice President Kabak Yabii.

State General Secretary Tai Tagak and Dominic Tadar spoke on the occasion and highlighted dedicated services of Jawans.  The Centre  could have evolve suitable measures to celebrate such important occasion in all the educational institutions in order to inculcate true sense of patriotism in younger generations, the leaders observed. The state president, Yuva Morcha, Doni Nich, state president, Mahila Morcha, Kenjum Pakam, state president, ST Morcha, District BJP Presidents and senior party leaders, party functionaries and workers participated during the programme.


Fortune favours the brave

Dear Editor,

Kudos to Muttiah Muralidharan for emerging as the first person in the world to touch the phenomenal mark of 800 Test wickets, that too in the last Test of his career.  It is pure foolishness to once again highlight the achievements and greatness of Murali. His place had been cemented in the record books and hearts of all cricket-lovers throughout the globe much much earlier. I just want to touch upon only two aspects of this living legend.

Firstly, Murali was dubbed a "chucker" right in the budding stage of his career and found himself suspended, ostracized in the international arena. Any other cricketer of lesser grit would have quit the scene at that very juncture. But through sheer perseverance, determination and courage, Murali went on to dominate the world and achieve all things seemingly unachievable.

 Secondly, Murali's decision of retiring after the first Test at Galle (announced prior to the commencement of the series), still 8 wickets away from reaching the magical figure of 800, was simply unbelievable. Despite Murali's greatness, there lied no guarantee that the remaining 8 wickets would be acquired at Galle itself. He could have announced his retirement after securing 800 wickets. Also he could have played it safe by declaring that the retirement would come after completion of the Indo-Lanka series. But, without hankering after personal landmark/record ( he could have found himself stranded at 795 or 799 wickets), Murali announced his retirement; which bears testimony to his self-less nature and indeed a very large, large heart. And just as fortune favours the brave, destiny has also rewarded him for his bold decision by seeing to it that the last Indian wicket to fall turns out to be Murali's 800th!

Our generation is indeed proud to have followed the illustrious career of this great smiling gentleman. Thank you Murali for the entertainment you have provided and for teaching us not to lose courage during adversities and work one's way up by fighting against all conspiring ill-forces.


Kajal Chatterjee,




Govt should ensure safety of the RTI activists

Dear Editor,

The recent murder of RTI activist Amit Jethwa is a big blow to democracy and highly condemnable. This shameful and unfortunate incident has once again proved that the corrupt officials, politicians and their accomplice are against the invoking of the RTI Act. In their unending greed to amass huge amount of wealth through unethical and illegal means, they can even go to the extent of committing a heinous crime of killing a man, who is dedicated to expose corruption. The culprits responsible for this dastardly act must be traced and brought to the book promptly. Exemplary punishment must be awarded to the perpetrators of this crime, irrespective of their position and status.

Henceforth the government should ensure the safety of the RTI activists by providing them with police protection, to prevent such incidents. Such acts of crime are against the essence of democracy and civil society. If the safety of the activists is overlooked by the government, the enemies of democracy will continue with such immoral and criminal activities of targeting the activists. God forbid! If such unfortunate incidents continue to occur, the people may loose faith in democracy and anarchy may prevail. I hope the government is listening.


Suraj Tayang

Tezu, Lohit Dist.



Declare withheld results

Dear Editor,

I, on the behalf of the B.A. 1st yr students of Dera Natung Government College, whose results have been withheld, would like to appeal the concerned authority to declare the withheld result on humanitarian ground as early as possible. The victimised students are under tremendous trauma.The trauma is inevitable as many of them, with great hardship, did manage to get themselves registered in the college.

This act of kindness by declaring the results, on the part of the concerned authority, will be a blessing to the students. And will give them a grand chance to learn from their mistake and improve themselves by being more careful and dedicated. I hope that the authority may kindly look into the grievance and take immediate steps.


Talo Siga and

Yapung Singkom

New Market Daporijo, Upper Subansiri District






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APFA to conduct Women’s football

ITANAGAR, July 26: The Arunachal Pradesh Football Association (APFA) has decided to organize women’s football tournament in the name of Nyari Welly, who was the first woman legislator of the state, from August 7 to 15 next.

The tournament is being sponsored by WRD Minister Atum Welly, son of Nyari Welly and PWD Minister Nabam Tuki. Other co-sponsor are Parliamentary Secretary Phassang Dorjee Sona, Adviser to CM Tame Phassang, APYC vice president Tadar Niglar and M Mithi, MD, M/s MM Hyundai, Itanagar.

The State team for the 7th sub-junior National Football Championship 2010-11 to be held at Uttarakhand during August last would be selected from this tournament, according to APFA release.


Arrest culprits: AAPWU

ITANAGAR, July 26: All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union (AAPWU), in an emergency meeting today demanded the Itanagar Police to arrest those culprits who attacked Govt employees on duty and damaged govt properties at Chandranagar Power House on July 24 last. The union threatened to go for a day’s capital "black out" if police fails to arrest the culprits involved in the incident.

The union further demanded the police to deploy adequate personnel to safeguard the employees as well as avoid such incident in future.


ITBP conducts free medical camp

ITANAGAR, July 26: The 31st Bn ITB police has organized a free medical camp under civic action programme near DC office at Yupia today for the benefit of the local villagers. A total of 114 persons including 37 female and 48 children from nearby villages  were offered free  medical treatment including eye-vision test and colour vision test.  Among others,  Doimukh CHC MO Dr H Mai also attended the camp.

The Chief Medical Officer (SG)/child specialist, SHQ (Itanagar) ITBP Dr Pramod Kumar inaugurated the camp in presence of Commandant R S Chaudhury.  While addressing the gathering on the occasion Kumar     stressed on the need of maintaining health and hygiene.


AAPPTF adopts resolutions

ITANAGAR, July 26: All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF)  and  its federal bodies of the East Siang district in a joint meeting on July 24  has adopted 7 point charter of demands demanding  mentaienance of Pasighat-Pangin road and public bus stand shed for AAPPTF  in Pasighat town.

The Federation also demanded  immediate action by the authorities against the oil depot owners are allegedly selling adulterated petrol and diesel in Pasighat. There is numerous complaints in this regard but the authority concerned is not taking any action against the wrong doer, the Federation said  while adding that ultimatum has been  submitted  to the District Authority  for  necessary action.

The Federation  also demanded ban on  unauthorized and illegal collection of money at Ruksin Check Gate, allotment of permanent parking lot for all public and commercial vehicles at Pasighat town.  

Stressing on mandatory registration of  organizations related to public and commercial vehicles in the Arunachal Pradesh to the  trade union the Trade Union Act, 1926 (ACT, XVI of 1926), the Federation also constituted vigilance committee for smooth plying of vehicles.

For convenience and safety of the passenger traveling particularly at night from Itanagar to Aalo or vice-versa the AAPPTF has fixed 5 AM or after 5 AM as scheduled time for reaching in the destination.

Meanwhile,  the Federation has reconstituted  the executive body of the East Siang  AAPPTF  with Tabiram Moyong as president, Baling Lego (admn)  and  Tajon Doley (Proto), vice presidents, and Oyin gao as general secretary.


District level football tournament

Tawang, July 26: With sixteen-football teams participating, the District Level Mera Lama Lodre Gyamtso Tournament was kicked-off yesterday in the General Football Ground, Tawang. Karma Leki, i/c, Deputy Commissioner, and S.N. Mosobi, Superintendent of Police, graced the inaugural function as well as the match as Chief Guest and Guest of Honor respectively. The match will go on for 10 days, the finals being on the eve of Independence Day.

The Tournament dedicated to Mera Lama Lodoe Gyamtso, the founder of Ganden Namgyal Lhatse (Tawang Monastery), is sponsored and organised by Honorable Chief Minister, Dorjee Khandu and his family with the support of District Sports Association, Tawang.

Lemberdung took the first match with a painless victory of 5-0 over the Govt. Higher Secondary School.



NBCC GS to attend world Baptist congress

ITANAGAR, July 26: The general secretary of the Nyishi Baptist Church Council (NBCC), Rev Changha Chippo is going to attend the 20th Baptist World Alliance Congress scheduled to begin at Hawaii Honolulu, USA from July 28 to Aug 1. More than 10,000 Baptist leaders around the world are expected to take part in the  congress.



ITANAGAR, July 26: Arunachalee boy Doni Riba has successfully attained a degree in MBA from  Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi.

After completing B.Tech (electronics) from NERIST, he appeared for FMS entrance test, IIFT entrance test etc. and successfully cleared the above exams and secured 98.50% in FMS.

Son of Assistant Engineer (PWD), Er. Kardo Riba, Doni completed his schooling from RKM Along and then RKM Narottam Nagar. He is currently working with Gati Limited in Mumbai, an Indian multinational company.


Volleyball competition

ITANAGAR, Jul 26: All Taliha Payeng Area Collegian Forum (ATPACF) is organizing a volleyball tournament as part of Independence Day celebration at Taliha from August 10 next.



ITANAGAR, July 26: Gamto Nayam, Tade Dusok and Adham Debom have been appointed as President, Vice President and General Secretary of All Arunachal Pradesh Consumers’ Association, Upper Subansiri District Unit recently.


Differences sorted out

ITANAGAR: The differences arose out of ‘communication gap’ between Arunachal Karate Association and Arunachal Wado-Kai Karate Do Association have been sorted out amicably in a joint meeting of the two associations recently.

Further, AKA will not object to the association’s plea for sanctioning fund from the directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs, specially for international level event, claimed a release issued by Arunachal Wado-Kai Karate Do Association.


Demand supported

ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Graduate Junior Engineers Association (APGJEA) has strongly supported the Indian Engineers’ Federation’s move and the resolutions adopted during mid term council meeting of INDEF on July 24 last, which included constitution of Engineering Commission, heading and manning of technical departments by technical personnel and removal of disparity in career values of engineers.

APGJEA said that the meeting helped the association members interact with federation engineers and take up its grievances with the federation for quick redressal.

Meanwhile, APGJEA decided to participate in INDEF conference to be held in Dehradun on August Seven.


‘Pollution control devices working normally’

ITANAGAR: Pollution control devices installed at Satyam Ispat, Banderdewa are working normally and satisfactorily, claimed a factory release.

The staff and workers of the iron factory led by PRO Phassang Tadung and general manager of the factory Rakesh Sharma today inspected all the pollution control devices within the factory and found to be functioning normally. The workers and staff also expressed their satisfaction over the functioning of the devices, the release claimed.

The reported pollution hazard due to emission of smoke from the factory is baseless, the release added.


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