CM reviews security scenario, land allotment to army
ITANAGAR, July 22: The security scenario of the state along with allocation of land
for establishment of two army divisions were reviewed by Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu
at a high level meeting here today when a team of top ranking army officers led by
Lt. Gen. Rakesh Kumar Loomba, GOC, 2 Corps who called on the former.
While the army team included Maj. Gen. B S Sachar, General Officer Commanding, Dah
Division of the army and four others, state’s Chief Secretary Tabom Bam, Home and
Land Management Commissioner Tajom Taloh and DGP Vimla Mehra were present in the
On the handing over of eight advanced landing grounds (ALGs) to the defence ministry
through a memorandum by the state government last month, the chief minister enquired
about the status of progress and exhorted the army to expedite the work.
In response, Lt. Gen. Loomba said that while Vijaynagar ALG has been made functional,
works are in progress in other seven ALGs.
While informing the army team that the state government has initiated steps expeditiously
on the plea for land allocation by constituting a high level committee, the chief
minister reiterated that a senior officer should be stationed at Itanagar immediately
for liasoning with the state government officials on the issue.
Khandu also directed the land management commissioner to identify a suitable land
for the army’s firing range as the land given by the state government earlier have
The chief minister however emphasized on grant of adequate compensation to the state
government as per laid down norms against allocated land.
Lt. Gen. Loomba also informed that in addition to the army companies in Tirap, one
additional battalion will be deployed soon to tackle the menace of insurgency.
The chief minister also suggested that considering the importance of Miao-Vijaynagar
road, it should be taken over by the army for making it motorable in the view of
its strategic location. (PRO to CM)
Governor for Sadbhawna projects
ITANAGAR, July 22: General Officer Commanding of 2 Corps Lt Gen R K Loomba accompanied
by GoC 2 Mountain Division Maj Gen B S Sachar made a courtesy call-on to the Arunachal
Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh at Raj Bhavan here today.
The Governor was briefed on the important aspects which were taken up with the state
During the meeting, Gen Singh emphasized on the need for Sadbhawna Projects by the
Army which includes model village and model schools in the state like the one being
done in other places by the armed forces.
He also stressed on the need to ensure Arunachal Pradesh remains free of any negative
elements especially in Tirap and Changlang districts.
The discussions were fruitful and the army gave its best assurance for meaningful
and positive contribution towards the security and prosperity of people of the State.
(PRO to Governor)
Arunachal witnesses rare celestial event amidst jubilation
Itanagar, July 22: Despite overnight rain and a cloudy sky, Arunachal today enjoyed
the longest total Solar Eclipse of the century.
Initially the spirit of the people was dampened as the eclipse began in a cloudy
sky. However, as time rolled on the sky cleared up.
People were seen waiting on roof tops and verandahs with bated breath since morning
to witness nature’s miracle.
Most youths, watching the eclipse for the first time, whooped with joy when the eclipse
reached its climax in the form of a golden ring at around 0635 hours. Women blew
conchs when the eclipse started.
While some people preferred to stay indoors, a few captured the golden moment in
However, the eclipse was not clearly visible in some parts of the state due to cloudy
Some NGOs in the state also made arrangements to show the rare celestial event live
on large LCD screens. UNI
Sanity & peace return to Kanubari-Assam border
KHONSA, July 22: After serious parleys for restoration of peace and order by public
representatives and top officials of both Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, the situation
in the border of the two states near Kanubari in Tirap District is now slowly limping
back to normalcy.
In an effort to creating a permanent solution to the vexed border dispute in the
area, a meeting was held which was attended by Arunachal Pradesh Forest Minister
Newlai Tinkhatra who was specifically deputed by the chief minister, Bimlapur MLA
S Borkotoky, Sibsagar DC, SP, ADCs Khonsa, Kanubari, Tirap ASP, Tirap ZPM Chairperson,
other public leaders and officials from both sides at Bimlapur on July 21 last.
Both sides condemned NSCN (K) for creating mistrust between the people of the two
friendly states by creating unnecessary law and order problem.
While recalling the age-old relations between the Wanchos and the Assamese in the
area, Tingkhatra urged the people to maintain calm and not get carried away by emotions
adding that no force whatsoever can destroy the age-old relations, love and unity
among the people of Assam and Arunachal.
Bimlapur MLA Borkotoky said that a peace committee would be constituted to monitor
the problem in the area.
Sibsagar DC said that anti-social elements would not be allowed to dictate terms
and that both the states were alive to the problem.
ADC Habung Donyi appealed to the people from both sides to live in peace and also
urged the people of Assam not to harass the people living on Arunachal side as they
have to often come to Assam for marketing and other purposes.
The meeting resolved to maintain status qua and constitute a peace committee.
Tirap DF&CSO Amit Bengia along with his staff accompanied the delegation from Tirap
with 4 trucks of PDS rice for the affected people in the area who had been reeling
without ration supply due to economic blockade by Assam since July 16 last.
The local people have appreciated the DF & CSO for the gesture. They have also lauded
both the states for being sensitive to the problem. (DIPRO)
One caught for selling illegal drugs by APCDA
ITANAGAR, July 22: Arunachal Pradesh Chemists & Druggist Association (APCDA) team
today caught red handed one Md. Issaquae C/o M/S New Chanchal Chiken shop Ganga Market
with illegal medicines which are mainly food supplementary, vaccines and vitamin
which are being openly sold without a chemist and drugs license.
30 items of medicines were seized many of which were prominent and harmful vaccines
which cannot be sold without doctor’s prescription.
Md. Issaquae has further confessed to illegally selling the medicines for over a
year. He has been bringing the medicines from M/S Pritom Pharmaceuticals, North Likhimpur,
Assam without invoice.
The association has written complaint to State Health Department Drug Controller
for regular monitoring of illegal medicine selling.
All seized medicines have been handed over to the department with proper seizure
list by the association.
APCDA further appealed the general public not to purchase medicine from unauthorized
Discussion held on town planning
ITANAGAR, July 22: A meeting was organized to discuss on emerging town planning issue
in the state and implementation of the recently passed Acts-Urban and Country planning
Act 2007, Municipality Act 2007, role of town planners for inclusive development
of urban areas, existing scenario of the town planning department in the state and
unemployment problem of planners.
The meeting was attended by in-charge Director, Department of Town Planning S Singh,
Assistant Town Planner, Directorate of Town Planning Likha Suraj, Assistant Town
Planner, Directorate of Urban Development Nixon Lego, Regional Planner Terge Sora,
Urban Planners Tani Taloh, Siyang Rebe, Dacha Bagang and Environmental Planner Tabom
Meanwhile, the house constituted Arunachal Pradesh Town Planners Forum (APTPF) with
Tani Taloh, Tabom Tamut and Dr S Singh as president, General Secretary and Chief
Patron of the forum respectively.
Timing set for entry of heavy vehicles
ITANAGAR, July 22: The entry timing for heavy trucks into the Capital Complex has
been fixed from 6 pm to 9 am. Entry is strictly restricted from 9 am to 12 noon and
4 pm to 7 pm on all official working days.
Trucks coming from Banderdewa will be stopped at Kankar Nallah naka and trucks entering
from Holongi will be stopped at Chimpu naka. The responsibility for manning the nakas
has been given to the security forces.
Local trucks engaged in supplying sand and gravel in the Capital Complex will not
be allowed to ply between 9 am to 11 am and 4 pm to 5.30 pm.
The CO traffic along with traffic police will continue to monitor the traffic regulations
and surprise checking at various locations to inculcate sense of traffic discipline
among the resident of the Capital Complex informed Papum Pare district transport
officer P Sangyu.
Mibang bade farewell
PASIGHAT, July 22: The officers of East Siang District organized a formal farewell
function for the outgoing i/c Pasighat ADC T S Mibang (APCS- Selection grade) in
the office chamber of the Deputy Commissioner, Pasighat on July 21 last.
Mibang has been transferred to Daporijo as SDO Sadar. In his 28 years of service
period, Mibang served in many places including interior places like Lada, Charli,
Pumao besides others.
DC Onit Panyang said that Mibang is known to all for his sincerity, dedication and
Farmers’ field school inaugurated
ITANAGAR, July 22: Farmers field school for Doimukh Block under Agriculture Technology
Management agency, Papum Pare was inaugurated at Midphu-II Village in the field of
Tana Akin Tara by ZPM Tana Bado and Joint Director of Agriculture as Chief Guest
and Guest of Honour.
PD, ATMA N Pertin while highlighting the aims and objectives of the ATMA programme
said that such farm schools will be based on the principles of learning by practical
exercise and farmer to farmer interactions.
ZPM Tana Bado emphasizing the importance of agriculture said that apart from infrastructural
development we have to stress on sustainable development and food security through
He called upon the state government to give due importance to Agriculture and Allied
sectors in annual budgetary allocation and also urged the farmers to take up the
agricultural activities in systemic and scientific ways.
Purokyasto said that Arunachal is the only state in the country where 100% districts
are covered by ATMAA Project.
He further informed the farmers about the central sponsored scheme being under taken
by the department and urged them to avail the benefit of Kissan Credit Card and toll
free 1551 Kissan Call Centre.
Programme Coordinator KVK Papum Pare Dr. Taba Heli, In-charge DAO Yupia Maize Piel,
ADO ATMA Sony Muri and ADO Oni Mengu also spoke on the occasion.
APPDSU demands cent percent reservation
ITANAGAR, July 22: All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) demanded the
district authority and all concerned EAC and COs of Papum Pare District to provide
100% reservation to local indigenous people of the Papum Pare District in the SSA
recruitment for 70 posts of AT and 10 posts of JT Humanities and 10 posts of JT Science.
It appealed the concerned authority to give priority to indigenous people of the
district. The union said that if local candidates do not fulfill the criteria for
science post then the said post can be given to general category.
It said that Papum Pare District have got the highest literacy rate amongst the other
district that means the highest unemployed youth prevailed in Papum Pare District.
The union further said that the people of Papum Pare district are being deprived
economically, socially, politically and that jobs opportunities are snatched away
by the people of other districts having dual permanent resident certificate and schedule
APPDSU had submitted many a time to state government for special provision but the
state governments have failed to do so, it added.
The union further said that commerce students are also being deprived of job opportunity
as not a single teacher has been recruited for the said job for the last 10 years.
It appealed the government to create job opportunities for commerce professional
2 phase of ASHA training held
TEZU, July 22: District Health Society meeting cum inauguration of 2nd Module ASHA
training was held at Community Hall, Hayuliang recently.
The meeting was presided over by Deputy Commissioner Anjaw, C S Jeinow and attended
by various Head of the Departments, Panchayat members, ASHA trainers, Medical Staffs
of CHC Hayuliang and ASHA from all over Anjaw attended the meeting
Speaking on the occasion DC Cum District Health Society Chairman Jeinow insisted
on submission of UCs of 2008-09 and submission of Action Plan (2009-10) before sanctioning
and release of fund for 2009-10 under NRHM.
He also expressed his unhappiness with the performances of VHSC and absence of VHSC
Chairman. He called for another meeting only for the Chairman of 154 notified and
the actual purpose for betterment of rural population.
Welcoming the gathering, DRCHO cum District Health Society CEO Dr. S. Chai Pul briefed
the house about aims and objectives of the meeting. ASHA and JSY guidelines were
presented in details.
The performance and activities undertaken during 2008-09 and fund received and utilization
were projected in the meeting. The District Health Action Plan (2009-10) was also
projected for discussion.
Chairman of Rogi Kalyan Samities (RKS), in-charge Sub-Centre presented their activities
undertaken for utilization of fund provided under RKS and SC untied funds respectively.
The activities and fund utilization of village Health and Sanitation Committees (VHSC)
were also presented by ASHA. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, July 22: Arunachal Teachers’ Association (ATA) Papum Pare District Unit
and All Sagalee Students’ Union (ASSU) deeply mourns the sudden demise of Paniye
Tayum, who died at Niba Hospital, Naharlagun on July 19 last.
He was serving as Assistant Teacher at government primary school De-Dolo under SSA
and was a kind hearted, sincere and hard working teacher of the circle. The teaching
fraternity and the society has lost one of its sincere members.
It prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and to bestow enough strength
to the bereaved family members.
Apatani Catholic Society Capital Complex, Itanagar mourned the demise of Ligang Riko
(Joseph), who died at his resident at Naharlagun after prolong illness.
He is survived by wife two daughters and a son.
He was the pioneer of Apatani Catholic Society Movement at Ziro and Itanagar and
was the first chairman of Apatani Catholic Society Capital Complex and was also a
prominent public leaders and businessman.
The society prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and extended its condolence
to the bereaved family.
Infilteration declined on border
New Delhi, July 22: Infiltration along the Indo-Bangladesh and Indo-Pak borders has
declined from 5258 in 2006 to 2690 in 2008 due to multi-pronged strategy adopted
by the government, Parliament was informed today.
Minister of State for Home Mullappally Ramachandran said in a written reply in the
Rajya Sabha that cross border infiltration on the Indo-Bangladesh and Indo-Pakistan
borders has shown declining terms, while no significant incidenct of foreign infiltration
has been found on other borders.
The apprehension of foreign infiltrators made by Border Security Force on Indo-Bangladesh
and Indo-Pakistan international borders during the last three years and the current
year show that in 2006, about 5130 people were apprehended on Indo-Bangladesh border
and 128 on Indo Pak border, taking the total to 5258. UNI
APSEA for full arrear this fiscal
ITANAGAR, July 22: Arunachal Pradesh Secretariat Employees Association (APSEA) in
a letter ro finance Minister accepting the proposed 1st phase 15 months arrear payment
in the month of August to the state government employees said that it opposed the
proposed 2nd phase 15 month arrears payment in gratuity and demanded it to paid the
arrear in this current financial year.
It appealed the state government to look in to the matter for the greater interest
of the state government employees.
3rd Abo Tani cup
ITANAGAR, July 22: The third edition of Abo Tani-Cup-09 level football club championship
will be held from August 2-15 next at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium Naharlagun.
The tournament is organized by Bamang Taji Football Club, Itanagar annually to unearth
the top football club of the state for one season.
ITANAGAR: State Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu will formally release the first issue
of Government Journal Arunachal Review which is converted into a monthly journal
from July onwards at a function being organized at CM’s Conference hall on July 23.
The function is likely to be attended by ministers, high ranking officers and officials
of the state.
PASIGHAT: An ‘Adi Dictionary’ compiled and written by Adi Agom Kebang (AAK) general
secretary Rev. Osik Pertin was released at Pasighat.
The dictionary is fortified with Adi-Adi-English words and vocabularies and is for
the greater interest of Adi, other speakers and for the students who are on the verge
of losing their mother tongue.
This is a beginning and attempt to make Adi dialect into a full-fledged language
and also an encouragement to the younger generation to preserve and promote their
mother tongue. DIPRO
AALO: Home Minister Jarbom Gamlin inaugurated the Community Dere at Pangkeng Village
of Jomlo Mobuk Circle funded under MLAADS today.
Local MLA Dibang Tatak also attended the function as guest of honour. (DIPRO)
ITANAGAR: General Hospital, Naharlagun, Medical Superintendent said that as per government
approval the practical and observation training of ANMs and Laboratory Technicians
from Private Institutions in the General Hospital, Naharlagun has been stopped.
BTFC ground Dolphin Mishin FC, enter semis
NAHARLAGUN, Jul 22: Bamang Taji Football Club (BTFC) grounded Dolphin Mishing FC
by 13-2 goals in a lopsided quarterfinal match of the Tai Nikam Memorial Football
Tournament played at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here today and entered semifinals.
BT XI shot into lead six minutes into the match through Dari Vicky. The team was
leading 8-0 in the first half and added five more goals in the later half.
Nova Kumar (45 min) and captain Probin Doley (54 min) scored a goal apiece for Dolphin
DPVB defeat Birla Public School 3-2
ITANAGAR, Jul 22: Donyi Polo Vidya Bhawan (DPVB) defeated host Birla Public School,
Pilani 3-2 in their first match of the Annual Indian Public School Conference (IPSC)
Football Tournament, 2009 today.
Nabam Choko, Tadar Tajuk and Akin Kabak scored a goal apiece for DPVB. They will
play their second match against Sainik School, Surjanpur tomorrow.
Selection test for admission to SLSA
SEPPA, July 22: East Kameng deputy commissioner will conduct a selection test for
admission to Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy (SLSA), Chimpu for the session 2009-10
“The District Selection Board will select six boys and three girls from the district
and recommend the names to the Directorate of Sports & Youth Affairs from which only
two boys and one girl will be selected after final selection test to be conducted
at Sports Complex, Chimpu, Itanagar.”
“The candidates who have passed class IV during the academic session 2008-09 and
attained the age of 10-11 years may only apply in a prescribed plain application
form which can be obtained from the office of the Dy. Director of School Education,
The Physical fitness test will be conducted on August 8 and 9 at General Ground
here from 6 am onwards while the written test/reading test and Viva Voce will be
held on August 10 in Kameng Hall/DC’s Chamber from 9.30 am onwards.
Interested candidates may apply on or before August 6, according to an official release.