ITANAGAR, Jul 2: Naharlagun Police have registered a case of manhandling, attempted
kidnapping and snatching money against Tadar Tabang and four others.
According to the FIR lodged with police, two women, namely Tami Yagam and Tami Yaro
were allegedly manhandled and beaten up by a group led by one Tadar Tabang while
attending a civil case of land dispute at ADM-cum-Estate office, Capital Complex,
The group also snatched money and attempted to forcibly kidnap them, it said and
demanded immediate arrest of the culprits under appropriate section of law.
The incident took place at Itanagar Capital Complex DC’s office building premises
in front of the judicial branch just after they attended the case.
A case has been registered at Naharlagun PS (Case No 84/11) under section 341/325/354/384/511/34
IPC and investigation was on.
Appeal to Govt
ITANAGAR, Jul 2: Anchal Chairperson, 12 Tali Anchal Samiti, Kurung Kumey district
highlighting the grievances of public in a release said that there is no proper road
connectivity, electricity, medical facility and schools in Tali area.
It appealed to the state government to look into the matter immediately and establish
a circle officer office at Rongyang.
ITANAGAR, Jul 2: Techi Raman has been elected unopposed as the president of Arunachal
Pradesh Colleges’ Forum for the session 2011-2014 during its 3rd general conference
cum election of the Forum held at JNC College, Pasighat recently.
ITANAGAR, Jul 2: All Longsom Students’ Union (ALSU) has demanded the police department
to investigate the suspected suicide case of one Sanjib Chakraborty at Kanubari market
Sanjib, a Cl-ass X student and permanent resident of Sibsagar district was found
hanged in the market area on June 24 last, ALSU in a release said and appealed to
the higher police authority to conduct an inquiry into the case.
ITANAGAR, Jul 2: All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organization (AAPYO) has vehemently
condemned few persons with vested interest for their nefarious attempt to create
division within Nyishi community.
While expressing its strong resentment over the activities of few individual in the
name of All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA), AAPYO said that it would not recognize
any ANYA group and its office bearers other than those who were duly elected by its
members. AAPYO was referring to the constitution of a new ANYA body led by Achung
Yumlam in presence of an existing elected body of the Association.
ITANAGAR, Jul 2: Bodong Yirang, Tagon Talom, Tanon Tatak have been selected as president,
vice president, secretary respectively of the central Solung festival celebration
committee 2011, Itanagar in a meeting held here today.
ITANAGAR, Jul 2: The All Arunachal Pradesh Poverty People Union (AAPPPU) was formed
with Godak Ruvi as chairperson, Tate Tamuk as vice president and Sanjo Jaboju as
Meanwhile, the IT faculties of Arunachal Pradesh in a meeting today formed the
All Arunachal Pradesh IT Consultants Association (AAPITCA) with Takang Diging as
president, Punyo Taje as vice president and Mudang Rolan as general secretary for
the welfare its members.
Change of nomenclature
ITANAGAR, Jul 2: The nomenclature of Nyishi Youth Council has been changed to Nyishi
Youth Organization (NYO).
Meanwhile, NYO, which served the Government 10 days ultimatum on July 22 to resolve
the Pradeep Thakur issue, has decided to support ANSU movement till the justice
Reduce VAT on petroleum products: AAYA
ITANAGAR: All Arunachal Youth Association (AAYA) appealed to the State Government
to reduce the value added tax (VAT) on Diesel, Kerosene and LPG to give relief to
It said that steep increase in price of petroleum products, especial diesel, has
pushed up the price of all essential items thus making poor people’s life miserable.
It alleged that cooking gas is being sold at Rs.500 per cylinder by black marketeer
in Itanagar whereas the actual price is Rs 418.
It appealed to the Chief Minister to provide subsidy on petroleum products for the
poor and BPL families.
Marde calls for peace and harmony
ITANAGAR: Home Minister Takar Marde appealed to the common people to maintain peace
and harmony in the society.
Highlighting the achievements of Congress led UPA –I and II Govts at Centre in a
rally organised by party workers at Dumporijo on the “Congress veiw on present
situation” on June 26 last, Marde further appealed to the party workers to work
hard in order to strengthen the party in grass root level.
APCC general secretary Tachu Hina and AIRGVP state unit president A T Kullo also
spoke on the occasion.
The meeting presided over by DCC president Nyato Marde also condemned both yoga
guru and BJP for the present situation in the country on corruption issue.
Fed up with govt inaction, citizens repair Hukanjuri-Joypur road
Deomali, Jul 2: Fed up the with non-responsive attitude of Assam and Arunachal government
towards maintenance of Hukanjuri-Joypur road, which connects Deomali town with Khonsa,
large number of ordinary citizens turned up to carry out road repairing work today.
Braving heavy rain people from every walks of life including students, government
servants, local public from Khonsa and Deomali town carried out social service to
repair the road which has lying in bad condition.
Leading the front was All Tirap Students Union and Dibrugarh Students Union. Hukanjuri-Joypur
section is another road which has become victim of Assam-Arunachal politics. Both
the government never takes any initiative to carry out the repairing work and blame
each other for the mess. Though this road lies in Assam territory, it is mostly used
by Arunachalee citizen and therefore Assam government believes that it is responsibility
of Arunachal Govt to carry out repairing work. The Govt of Arunachal is not willing
to start any renovation work as they think this will be waste of state exchequer
as said stretch of road lies under Assam territory. In between caught is the ordinary
citizens who bear the brunt of this virtually un-motorable road.
With the beginning of rainy season, the condition of road has worsened making life
difficult for citizens of Khonsa and Deomali. Especially citizens of Khonsa, Borduria
and other areas with medical problems who have to travel to Dibrugarh for treatment
are facing serious problem because of bad condition of Hukanjuri-Joypur road. The
ordinary citizens who carried out repairing work today, hoped that their noble endeavour
will open the eyes of both Arunachal and Assam government towards this problem.
Aalo bandh pass off peacefully
RMSA denies allegation
ITANAGAR, Jul 2: The 24 hrs bandh call by Paktu Ao Youth Welfare Association (PAYWA)
at Aalo and all Paktu area on July 1 passed off peacefully.
During the bandh call normal life was badly affected, shops, educational institutions,
bank, post office and other establishments remain closed.
All types of vehicles were off the road except Magistrate and media person vehicles.
Though there was no any major incident during the 24 hrs bandh, minor incidents like
stone pelting were reported and nine activists of PAYWA were arrested for pelting
stone on magistrate and police vehicles in July 1 morning.
The Bandh was called by the association in protest against the district and concerned
authority for their alleged failure to address the demands of the association like
suspension of the civil works at Government Higher Secondary School, Aalo and Nehru
Memorial Higher Secondary School, Puakgumin, Aalo due to non fulfillment of Rastriya
Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) guidelines by District RMSA authority and other
The second phase 36 hrs bandh would be launched from July 8, if their demands are
not fulfilled by the authority concerned.
Meanwhile, District Mission, RMSA West Siang District vehemently opposed the allegations
leveled against them by the Paktu Area Peoples Forum.
The District Mission, RMSA clarified that District Mission is completely carrying
out the civil works in the district in accordance to the implementation manual issued
from the State Rajya Mission, RMSA, Itanagar.
It said that there is no question of non-engagement of technical department while
carrying out civil work in the said schools as Chairman/ Deputy Commissioner had
ordered the District PWD to constantly monitor/ supervise-the constructions right
from the beginning. Regarding empowerment of the Principals/ Headmasters, the mission
clarified that construction of works in all the schools got underway only after certificates
to this effect were received from them. As instructed in all the schools the Principal/
Headmasters are closely monitoring the construction works. They have also been empowered
to issue completion certificate/ progress report at various stages for release of
installments, it said.
As far as Civil Work disbursement is concern, the amount sanctioned for a particular
school is to be deposited in the joint account of the DDSE and the Principal/ Headmaster.
From there it is to be released after maintaining the official process in the District
Mission Office, RMSA.
In this regard, the District Mission, RMSA had directed all the head of institution
to open a joint account in the SBI.
In spite of the repeated order, only four of the schools out of twenty-four schools
opened their accounts until March last.
In absence of School Joint account, the payments like the School Grant, Minor repair
grant and civil works to the Principals / Headmasters and to the contractors had
to be done directly from the joint account of Chairman/ Deputy Commissioner and DDSE/
Member Secretary, RMSA temporarily after obtaining administrative approval so as
to submit the utilization certificate timely at the State Rajya Mission, Itanagar.
Society demands enquiry in illegal appointments
ITANAGAR, Jul 2: While lauding the Sango Lamte Foundation for its crusade against
corruption in the state, East Kameng Civil Society (EKCS) has urged the foundation
and RTI activists to fight against corruption without resorting to choose and pick
The Soceity resented that only two departments are being targetted where 2000 illegal
appointments are reportedly made in almost all the departments prior to 2009 assembly
election. The Soceity also demanded the state Govt for formation of committee
to combat corruption, illegal appointments and enquire into the misappropriation
of fund and disproportionate assets.
Meanwhile, the East Kameng Civil Society demanded enquiry into appointment of tourist
information officers (group-C non ministerial) on officiating basis under tourism
department during 2009. It said that five posts of TIO were created on August 18,
2009 and appointments are also made within five days after the creation of posts
with violation of recruitment rules -1991.
NES concerned at Govt silence on ANSU movement
ITANAGAR, Jul 2: The Nyishi Elite Society (NES) expressed grave concern over the
conspicuous silence maintained by the state Government over the ongoing ANSU movement
on derogatory remarks against the Nyishi Community appeared in the Times of India
news portal on May 4 last.
ANSU has so far observed 12 hours and 36 hours capital bandh on May 26 and from
June 27 respectively in favour of demands for arrest of the reporter Pradeep Thakur.
NES said that it has already made its position clear that the Nyishis are patriotic
and upholder of the democratic principles and extending cooperation to Government
in all fronts.
If such is the response of the Government demeaning the sentiment of a good chunk
of population, the voice of smaller groups or organizations is destined to be neglected
and thus an anti people set-up of the Government, NES said in a release. It further
said that a handful of disgruntled people have been desperately tried to be utilized
to counter the present sentimental movement of the Nyishis.
Stating that the Government could have nipped the issue in the bud without resorting
to unwarranted egoism in the past, the NES said the Government shall be squarely
responsible for the future massive democratic movements on the issue.
Meanwhile, the Nyishi Elite Society appealed the entire Nyishis in particular and
the civil society in general to come out openly in support of the Nyishis and participate
in the future series of movements being spearheaded by All Nyishi Students’ Union
(ANSU) which, it said, carries the mandate of the Nyishi community and not to
be carried away by handful of vested interest and self-styled social leaders of the
ATMA governing body reviews activities
AALO, Jul 2 : The Governing Body Board of ATMA reviewed all activities pertaining
to farmers welfare here on June 30.
Presiding over the function the DC Amjad Tak disclosed that the cold storage centre
at Aalo and Likabali will be taken up at appropriate level.
Stressing on larger participation of faculty members from ICAR Basar, Line Departments,
farmers in such important meeting for exchange of ideas, the DC suggested organization
of farmers training programme in various parts of the district and the training
programme for Kishan Gosty together in order to minimize the training costs.
The Project Director ATMA , K. Riram outlined the various activities undertaken by
the Agency to impart training and management among farmers in various parts of the
district. Talking to farmers, he said that ATMA is purely a training and management
agency to impart technical know-how in the field of agriculture, horticulture, piscicutture
etc and nothing to do with financial assistances to individual farmers. The crop
calendar depicting name, seed rate, time of sowing, spacing, transplanting and harvesting
for different areas have been worked out and training schedules are fixed as per
the calendar, he said.
The Nodal Officer, ATMA J Jini dwelt at length on Vermin compost making, rodent
management, control of Gundy bug in rice, refresher course to field staffs, seed
treatment and other physical and financial achievement through Power Point Presentation.
Nyage Loya, ADO also spoke on the occasion.
Students allege negligence by doctor after a death of student
TANAGAR, Jul 2: The All Tai Khampti Singpho Students Union (ATKSSU) and All Namsai
Area Youth Association (ANAYA) lodged a complaint of utter negligence of duty against
Dr. A. C. Gohain, Medical-in-charge, CHC Namsai, and the Ambulance driver with the
According to the complaint lodged with the health minister, Nang Priya Mancheykhun,
aged about 22 years and resident of Namsai, Milan Nagar, who met with an accident
at Namsai yesterday while she was riding in a Scooty as a pillion rider, succumbed
to her injuries at Namsai CHC for want of immediate necessary treatment. It said
that the patient who suffered grievous injuries was immediately brought to the hospital
along with other injured persons. But she could not received immediate treatment
due to non availability of doctor at the CHC. They alleged that Dr.Gohain arrived
at the hospital almost one and half hour late that too after several phone calls
were made requesting him to attend the dying patients. By the time the doctor started
treatment of the injured, the patient succumbed to her injuries, they said. “The
injured girl could have been saved had there been doctor in the hospital at the time
of her arrival.”
Holding the doctor responsible for the death due to his negligence in performing
his duty, both the associations demanded stringent action against the erring medical
officer beside his transfer before July five failing which they will launch indefinite
bandh. They also alleged misuse of the hospital ambulance and fund meant for the
hospital by the said doctor.
It also alleged dereliction of duty by the ambulance driver of the CHC Biswas and
urged the authority to direct him to perform duty sincerely.
Interactive session on business linkages
ITANAGAR, Jul 2: Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), North East Initiative, Guwahati
and Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), New Delhi are coorganizing an
Interactive Session on Enhancing Business Linkages with Southeast Asia and China
at Guwahati on July 4.
The session will be attended, among others, by P. P. Shrivastava, Member, North Eastern
Council, Shillong, Ambassador Leela Ponappa, Former Ambassador to Thailand, P. C.
Haldar, former Director of the Intelligence Bureau, Member of the National Security
Advisory Council and Central Govt. interlocutor for talks with insurgent groups of
NE, R. Ravindran, Chairman of South Asia East Asia Group, Singapore, and Dr. D. Suba
Chandran, Director of the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies along with Task
force Members from NE which include Dr Jayanta Madhav, HN Das besides business leaders
of the northeast. ICC has been actively involved for last many years in bringing
closer relations and connectivity with immediate neighbors and South East Asia and
China, while (IPCS) is known as a premier South Asian think tank which conducts
independent research and provides an in depth analysis of conventional and non-conventional
issues related to national and South Asian security and peace processes in the region.
In a pre event press release, M. K. Saharia, Chairman of ICC North East Council stated
that the interactive session is being co-organized by ICC and IPCS as a special focus
to find ways and means for a better regional geo-political co-operation with South
East Asian Countries and China. The emerging recommendations would be submitted to
the Ministry of DoNER, Ministry of External Affairs and State Governments of the
No space for miscreants at Pasighat: Siram
PASIGHAT, Jul 2: “there is no space for miscreants at Pasighat,” said Education
Minister Bosiram Siram while reviewing the present law and order situation at Pasighat
market in a meeting held here on June 30 last.
Presiding over the meeting convened by district administration, Siram further called
upon the local administration and police personnel to make all out efforts to prevent
anti-social activities at Pasighat. He further assured to strengthen law and order
machineries to deal with the extortionists.
The minister disclosed that he had several round of meetings with the chief minister,
home minister and DGP where he pleaded for deployment of additional forces in East
Siang to raise the strength of present police force.
Responding to the demand of Pasighat Market Association for 24x7 police patrolling
in and around the township, both the DC Onit Panyang and SP Alok Kumar assured all
out efforts to tackle law and order situation. However, they sought cooperation
of businessmen in tackling law order situation.
Both President PMA Onyok Tamuk and Bhimlal Srivastava (Jt. Secy) appealed to the
minister, local administration and police authorities to deploy police force immediately
for Market Police-Chowki (beat office) and to keep constant vigil in all the sensitive
areas. Besides ADC and DSP, large number of traders participated in the meeting.
Training on rainwater harvesting ends
BASAR, Jul 2: A 7-day long training cum exposure visit on “rain water harvesting
and its efficient use for agriculture” was successfully completed onJune 30 at ICAR,
Basar. Altogether 58 trainees from different villages of West Siang were benefited
from the programme. The training was sponsored by Scaling up of Water Productivity
in Agriculture for Livelihood (SWPAL), Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. R. Bhagawati, Joint Director, ICAR highlighted the
importance of this training programme and apprised the rural farmers how the rain
water harvesting is important for sustainable livelihood and stressed that how soil
and water conservation measures can improve not only to improve the soil fertility
but also crop productivity. Further, he elaborated the importance of vegetable,
mushroom, post harvest technology and livestock’s farming to increase the farm income,
nutritional security and livelihood.
The course coordinator Dr. V.K. Choudhary, Scientist, Agronomy delivered introductory
lectures on “rain water harvesting and its efficient use for agriculture”. He has
also stressed the importance of various low cost water harvesting structures which
are feasible at hilly terrains and the harvested water can be efficiently utilized
for different farm, household etc. activity in the region for long term use and sustainable
growth of the region. Hefurther addressed the issues of climate change in the region
and its impact on our society and how best we can cope up with various mitigation
Resource person A. Kiran Kumar Singh, SMS, Agronomy gave brief description on the
types of soil and water conservation measures (various measures) to increase the
farm productivity while Dr. S.P. Singh, SMS, plant protection, spoke on the disease
management measures for agricultural and horticultural crops.
B. Saloi, Programme Assistant, has briefed about processing and value addition for
different fruits to get better market price during glut and also given hand on training
of the same. Sikimoni, Farm Management, delivered presentation on “Nursery management
and irrigation water management techniques for various horticultural crops and fruit
G. Bhagawati, Technical Officer, Agromet, explained the weather forecasting and role
of Agromet advisory services. Dr. Doni Jini, Scientist, Veterinary Extension has
briefed about better management of water and scheduling of water for pig during different
season. Dr. M. S. Baruah, SMS, Animal Science delivered lecture on scientific poultry
farming. Mr. Devendra Singh, Farm Manager and Bhoben Pait, Technical Staff explained
about the various on going activities at research farm.
Exposure visits were also arranged to the research farm Gori and KVK instructional
farm to witness the new technologies on their own. Hands on practical were also conducted
to get expertise on the technologies taught.
At the end of the day, feed back were collected from participants, they were very
much satisfied and appreciated the ICAR-AP Centre, Basar for working hard for the
Arunachali farmers. Farmers promised the organizer that they will try their level
best to implement the appropriate technologies which were taught in their farms to