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Galo students demands removal of DC & RMSA coordinator

ITANAGAR, Jul 16: Galo Students Union has demand the transfer of deputy commissioner, West Siang Amzad Tak, and Liter Bagra Doye, district co-coordinator, Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhivan  from the district. In a letter to  Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin, the students  submitted the recommendation of the Fact Finding committee of the Union which concluded that the officials be transferred from the district. The Union said that the D.C is not only inapt but also morally retarded and not in a position to discharge his duty as a prudent IAS officer. Citing many earlier cases where the DC was non cooperative and responsible for flaring up issues disrupting peace in the district, the Union said that the very burning issue leading to ugly incident recently at Aalo is the result of the DC’s corrupt attitude. The RMSA authority carrying out the work without working agency like PWD, RWD etc. under the directive of the DC totally violating the guidelines has provoked otherwise peace loving Galos of Aalo, it said.


APPDSU felicitation

ITANAGAR, Jul 16: All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) conducted felicitation function at Itanagar today.

On the occasion, Ngurang Menya, Tarh Chachu, Yab Nikum, Taba Emika, Techi Nanu, Taba Anya, Tarh Nachung, Nabam Mepung, Nabam Ani, Taba Noni and Tarh Reena were felicitated for their excellent performance in the Class X and XII examinations.

Addressing the gathering as Chief Guest, Director of Health Services Dr Kartik Nishing advised the students to properly utilize time and devote in their study to become good citizens.

Guest of Honour DDSE, Papum Pare District TT Tara emphasized on quality growth of the students and also urged the parents to cooperate and give time to their children to ensure better education.

APPDSU, Finance Secretary Nabam Gandhi said that the objective of the function was to boost the students of the district in their academic career.


NES Scholarship-2011

ITANAGAR, July 16: Nyishi Elite Society (NES) has selected 20 meritorious students of Nyishi community for awarding merit scholarship for the year 2011.

The students selected for NES scholarship 2011 are, (Class X) Toko Nem, Bengia Taji, Lishi Jernya, Dongche Bapu, Anie Moriom Yangfo, Nich Agu, Tadar Nyedar, Bamang Yakup, Tabia Yakha, Techi Tayum,Kyoda Meema, Chera Radhe, Natasha Binny, Nikita Binny; (Class– XII, Science) Nido Ronnie, Tao Pari, Talek Dakpe; (Class– XII Humanity): Taba Anu, Linko Agnes, Nido Tegi.


Project affected people meet

ITANAGAR, Jul 16: Nongming Kamba Longchang and Ngaitu Rangai have been selected as president and general secretary of newly formed Tirap Hydro-Electric Project Affected Peoples’ Forum in a meeting held at Changlang recently.

During the meeting, the proposed 45 mw hydro electric project at Lingno village over Tirap River was discussed.

Project affected peoples from Kuchep-I and II, Old and New Jukhi, Rima, Jonghi pothar, Chimphat, GBs, PRIs attended the meeting.


Volley Ball tournament

ITANAGAR, Jul 16: In order to promote peace and harmony amongst the people living in Assam-Arunachal boundary, a border area friendship Volley Ball tournament is being organized at Hollongi from August 3.


Union demands immediate restoration of BSNL network

ITANAGAR, Jul 16: All Upper Subansiri District Students’ Union expressed their displeasure at erratic BSNL network services around Daporijo and appealed to the authority concerned of the district to take immediate step to solve the network problem.


AAPMTWU condemns AAPPTF’s resolution

ITANAGAR, Jul 16: All Arunachal Pradesh Motor Transport Workers’ Union (AAPMTWU) while reacting to the news item issued by All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation regarding the registration of Tata Mobile said that, the resolution adopted during the meeting “Tata Mobile within Naharlagun area without having registration with the association shall not be allowed or permitted to ply within the capital complex as commercial Tata Mobile” is a violation of rules framed by the government as no individual or union are authorized to force any individual to register their name in any union.



ITANAGAR, Jul 16: All Nyishi Youth Association (Achung Yumlum group) mourned the sudden demise of Kapor Natung, an engineer with the PHED who died two days ago after mini-reservoir of his private resident broke down and washed him away.

A one minute silence was observed in remembrance of late Natung. Terming his death as loss to the Nyishi community, ANYA put blame on district administration for his tragic death.  Association has further called on city administration to ban illegal earth cutting in capital complex to avoid such accidents.

All Nyishi Youth Organization has also mourned the untimely demise of Natung.

The12th Pakke-Kessang Youth Forum also condoled the demise of Natung.

The organizations prayed almighty god to bestowe strength to the bereaved family members to bear the irreparable loss.

All Chambang Area Youth Forum condole the sudden demise of Charu Tayu, who died yesterday.

He was working as a health assistant at Chambang Primary Health Centre.

The members of the forum prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and extended its condolence to the bereaved family members.



ITANAGAR, July16: Next Generation Society (NGS)  Itanagar has appointed Habung Tangu as its President and Radhe Millo as Secretary General  for the session 2011-2013.


Water supply to be affected

ITANAGAR: Normal water supply to the entire Itanagar Township would be affected due to breakdown of the 500 kv diesel Gen Set at water tapping point (WTP) at Senki View and damage of water supply pipe lines at various points.

The 3.00 MLD gravity feed water supply line to WTP at Doriahill from Topper Nallah and Papu Nallah and Lapu Nallah sources to Senki Park WTP were disrupted due to landslide caused by heavy rainfall, PHE &WS department  said in a release. However, the department is making all out efforts to restore normal water supply in the township within 2-3 days, the release added.


BSNL launches its broad- band services at Jairampur


Jairampur: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has launched its Broad band “Data One” services here at Jairampur today.  Inaugurating the services M. Roy ADC Jairampur expressed his satisfaction at achievement of BSNL.

“Since two years back after laying of OFC lines, people of the area were waiting” said Roy.  Congratulating M. Rai, SDO BSNL who took much efforts for completing & start of  the service, Col. Sandeep Choudhury of 18th Assam Rifles who was also present during launching ceremony, said BSNL must give more stress and priority for better communication services in this part of the state because of security reasons.

“This is a landmark achievement for this area as now the people of Jairampur can keep pace with rest of the world because of a faster communication system” said ace photographer and Engineer Arif Siddiqui who is the first consumer of the service in Jairampur.


News Impact

Our languages must not be allowed to die: Chief Minister

Bhoti Language Text Book released

ITANAGAR, Jul 16:  One of the richest ancient languages of the world, Bhoti is all set be introduced from coming academic session in the Buddhist inhabited areas of Tawang and West Kameng,  Tuting in Upper Siang and Menchuka in West Sing, under the initiative of department of Karmik and Adhyatmik (Chos-Rig) Affairs (DoKA) and Directorate of school elementary education, Arunachal Pradesh.

Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin released the Bhoti Language text books meant for  Class I to Class VIII at Banquet Hall here today.

In his address, Gamlin called for urgent need to preserve and promote traditional languages and said our languages must not be allowed to die. He further added that younger generation should be encouraged to learn and speak in their mother tongue.

Lauding the initiative of DoKA, under the chairmanship of revered TG Ringpoche,  Gamlin said that DoKA was created by the state government during the leadership of   Late chief minister Dorjee Khandu with objectives for promotion and preservation of traditional knowledge and practices of Buddhist region of the state,  including the revival of traditional Bhoti language.

The provision for the third language under the central flagship programme SSA also need to be availed by the state, CM said and asked for efforts in this direction.  

Gamlin also urged the department to ensure that Bhoti language should be taught at par with other modern education system. He further hoped that others parts of the state would also be encouraged to take initiative to revive and promote their traditional languages through such effort. He further informed that the state government had placed before the Planning Commission for allocating the required fund for DoKA in the 12th Five year Plan which he informed was received very positively by the planning Commission.  

Expressing concern over the teacher’s absenteeism in rural areas which is affecting the education scenario of the state, he informed that his government has taken up the matter with Planning Commission of India to ensure proper infrastructures like teachers quarters in border areas.

The chairman of DoKA,  His Eminence T.G Rinpoche stressed the importance of Bhoti language. Terming the occasion as historic day he informed that language will be taught in Buddhist inhabited areas of West Kameng and Tawang as third language with the help from experts.

The DoKA constituted an expert and drafting committee with the central institute of Himalayan culture studies, Dahung in a supervisory position.

Minister Tourism and WRD Pema Khandu also lauded the initiative of the T.G Rinpoche. He said that new generation will be benefitted lot by imbibing spiritual philosophy and cultural values. He further sought support of Chief Minister for the growth of the department of Adhyatmik and Karmik Affairs.   

Highlighting the history of Bhoti language Geshi Ngawang Tashi Bapu Principal CIHCS Dahung informed that language is named after Thonmi Sanshot which dates back  to 7th century in Nalanda University. He said that Bhoti language is one of the richest languages in the world with philosophy of peace and non-violence.  He hoped that learning language would create and preserve the culture of peace and non-violence in the society.

Hage Tada Director Research and Nodal officer also spoke on occasion.

Later the Chief Minister gave away the commendation certificates to drafting members of the Bhoti language.

Among those were legislators Tsewang Dhondup, T N Thongdok, Jambey Tashi, Principal Secretary Yeshi Tsering, Hods and students. DIPR


Flood hit Seijosa

Flood hit Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts

ITANAGAR, Jul 16: 12th Pakke-Kessang Youth Forum informed in a release said that Medical, teacher, veterinary colonies and approach road to boy’s hostel of government higher secondary school Seijosa have been damaged due to flash flood and land slide that occurred on July 14 last at Seijosa.

It appealed to the relief and rehabilitation department to visit Seijosa to estimate the damaged properties and provide immediate relief material to the victims.

Meanwhile, the flood situation in northern Assam continued to remain grim for the past several days as all major rivers in the area remained in spate.

As many as eight rivers were in spate in Lakhimpur district, flooding nearly 100 villages and affecting thousands of people.

An embankment on the Ranganadi river was breached last night at Baligaon area, local reports said.

Around 30 villages were inundated at about 0300 hrs following the breach.

The district administration is providing relief materials and also engaged in rescue operations.

The national highway at Naoboicha has been overtopped, while an important bridge over the Ranganadi river has been partially washed away.

Gohpur in Sonitpur district, Brahmajan, Balijan and Kukurjan rivers are in spate, affecting vast tracts of areas.

In Dhemaji district around three hundred flood-affected people are taking shelter in three camps at Jonai town. 30 villages were hit by floods in the Siang River. Parts of the Tezpur Central University and some villages in Gohpur Circle are also affected due to floods in Jia Dhol River in Sonitpur district.  Flood waters have also overtopped the national highway in Gohpur.

Rains in bordering areas of Arunachal Pradesh have mainly led to spiralling water levels of the rivers. (with input from UNI)


Office automation training at NIC Tirap concludes

Khonsa, Jul 16: The 2 weeks office automation training conducted by district administration in close collaboration with Tirap district unit of NIC concluded successfully yesterday.

At a simple concluding function held at DC’s conference hall, DC W. Lowang exhorted the trainees to utilize their computer skill acquired during the training efficiently by practicing hard adding that in this computer age computer knowledge is of paramount importance and that such a short-term computer raining had become necessary to keep the ministerial staff up-dated n computer application. The trainees who expressed their views in the function while thanking the district administration and the NIC, opined that the duration of 2 weeks was not enough to be fully conversant with the basics of computer and requested the authorities to extend the duration for such a training.

The function was attended by all HoDs, Course director, Co-ordinator, Trainers, NIC staff and the trainees. The course is sponsored by ATI, Naharlagun.


Tiger 7 Soccer Tourney

BT XI ground All Capital Complex Youth Welfare Assoc. 9-1

ITANAGAR, Jul 16: Toko Poliam scored four goal as BT XI grounded All Capital Complex Youth Welfare Association (ACCYWA) 9-1 in the second State Level Tiger 7 Soccer Tournament at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium Naharlagun, today.

Poliam scored in 8, 9, 40 and 55th minute of the match while Rocky Ramchin found the net twice in 20 and 26 minute to help BT XI drub ACCYWA. Padi Jhony, Ngurang Teddy and Pura Bhai scored a goal each in 15, 19 and 37 minutes respectively. The consolation goal for ACCYWA was scored by Byabang Sonia.

In another match, All Blacks Team beat Papa XI 2-0. Bamang Tania (9 min) and Michi Gambo (28 min) were the scorers.

Today’s match

First match: Zing Urban vs TTFC ; 2nd match : Dari Sports Club vs Capital Complex Sports Club


Govt need to respond: Union

ITANAGAR, Jul 16: All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) appealed to the State Government to respond positively to the demands of various organizations, who had given several bandh calls in State Capital in the recent past in protest against Govt’s lackadaisical attitude in redressing their grievances.

The issues raised by those Union/organizations are of serious nature and Govt need to respond positively, APPDSU said in a release.

Criticizing the Government for remaining a mute spectator to the problems,  APPDSU said that  first and foremost duty of a people friendly Government is to look after the grievances of common people. But, Govt has utterly failed to do the same. “Today, Arunachal Pradesh, once considered to be the peaceful state, has turned into battlefield because of few people,” the students union alleged and appealed to the Government to resolve the issues for the welfare of people of the state, or else, APPDSU would be compelled to launch indefinite bandh calls to wake up the Government from deep slumber, it added.


Save the diversity of  Particolored Flying Squirrel  

Dr. M.M. Kumawat &

Dr. Toge Riba

ITANAGAR, Jul 16: The particolored flying squirrel, Hylopetes alboniger (Hodgson, 1836) is distributed in Bangladesh; Bhutan; Cambodia; China; India (only in North-Eastern region); Lao People’s Democratic Republic; Myanmar; Nepal; Thailand and Viet Nam.  This species is listed as “Least Concern” because, although it is seldom recorded, it has a relatively wide distribution, has a presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

This is an arboreal and nocturnal species, found in tropical and subtropical mountain forests at middle to high elevations (1,500 to 3,400 m asl). Populations can be found in primary forests as well as secondary, degraded forests and scrubby habitat. Two to three young are born in each litter. There is little information available on the abundance of this species. The population of this species is believed to be declining in South Asia, but the rate of decline is not known. In North-East India, the species is threatened by habitat loss due to shifting (Jhum) agriculture, small wood plantations, infrastructure development, and establishment of human settlements, hunting & trapping of terrestrial animals and fire & fire suppression.

The species is included in the Schedule II (Part II) of the Indian Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 despite this in certain parts of North-Eastern India this species is hunted for food. In Arunachal Pradesh smoked squirrel (preserved) is available in local market of Pasighat for sale. This rare species is known from Namdapha National Park, in Arunachal Pradesh.

The detailed studies are needed including survey, monitoring, taxonomy, distribution, abundance, general ecology and threats to this species in Southeast Asia. As this is threatened species, awareness programme should be initiated by the Government agencies, NGO, SHG, social leaders and even in the school education programme to save the existence of this beautiful creature of nature in our country.

(The contributors are Principal Investigators, All India Network Project on Rodent Control College of Horticulture and Forestry, Central Agricultural University, Pasighat).



Three Arunachalees to represent India

ITANAGAR, Jul 16: Three Arunchalee karate players Rei Yadi, Tage Saa and Likha Lej are among the 35-member Indian Team participating in the 11th Asian Karate-do Championship (Junior and Cadet) to be held at Quanghou City of Fujian Province in China from July 20 to 25.

Arunachal Karate do Association (AKA) president Likha Tara, who is also the Joint secretary of All India Karate Do Federation and  AKA general secretary L Marik are accompanying the team as official and coach respectively.

The Arunachal team is leaving here tomorrow for New Delhi to join the Indian team.


Bogum Ao Foundation felicitates toppers

Itanagar, July 16: Bogum Ao Foundation, has felicitated the toppers of Class X and Class XII in a glittering function in which former Minister Lijum Ronya and the Chief Patron of the organization gave away the prizes along with certificate of merit.

Lijum Sora and Damjum Kamcham who secured 100% each, Geyir Sora (94%) , Bommik Koyu (94%)  and Renu Koyu (84%) were felicitated.

Ronya wished all meritorious students a bright academic career. He also exhorted the students by telling the heroic deeds of legendary fore father Ato Bogum and informed that during his tenure as the education Minister, he published some books on the life of Ato Bogum that was introduced in the academic system.  

While delivering the keynote address, Tony Koyu, the inventor of Tanilipi and also the President of Bogum Ao Foundation, exhorted the students to be diligent, positive, and optimistic and said that there is no substitute to hard work for getting success in life. He also advised the students to respect their parents, teachers and maintain harmonious relations with friends. He further informed that the lives on the earth is the best creations of the God, hence one should not waste this beautiful life by engrossing  in negativity and anti social activities.

Gorik Dirchi, the advisor of Bogum Ao Foundation and also the Director Controller of the Legal Metrology. Department congratulated all meritorious students and advised them to keep it up in future also.

Tama Romin, the Priest and also the advisor of the society asked the students to take pride in ones cultural identity.


ZPM writes to govt for better road communication

ITANAGAR, Jul 16: ZPM Maya Dolo in a letter to Chief Minister, Minister PWD, Minister Health & FW, local MLA and Chief Secretary of Arunachal Pradesh highlighted the communication and transportation problems of Seijosa and Dissing_Passo Circles in East Kameng District.

Maya alleged that the road from Tinkuti to Nomaroh, Taposo to Baliso-Lasampaffe and Borajuli to Lower Baliso-Dikalmukh and Upper Dikalmukh, Sukan Nallah to Fareh Nallah, A2 to A3 Block, Golosso to Jully near Dibru Bridge are in bad condition.

She further alleged that there were no renovation works on these roads after its construction many years back and as a result the public are facing lots of problems.

Dolo appealed to the authorities to look into the matter immediately and renovate the said road.


Exposure visit for farmers

ITANAGAR, July 16: Progressive farmers from Upper Subansiri were taken on a exposure visit to Tezpur, Assam by the Department of Agriculture under RKVY on July 13-14.

The team  was lead by Yompe Ado, ADO(HQ), Daporijo  and visited the Koliabor Nursery, Koliabor, Nagaon. The farmers had the chance to see for themselves the cultivation of various herbs and medicinal plants .They were also taken to see Steam Distillation Plant, Low cost Drying House, Method of Propagation and Cultivation practices were also explained.

Next day farmers were taken to North Eastern Regional Institute of Water and Land Management (NERIWALM ) Tezpur.

The farmers got the chance to visit Soil and Water Testing Laboratory in the Institute and learnt more on the method of Soil Sample collection and problems of Arsenic in North East.

They also had a brief interaction with B.C.Nath, Associate Professor in which he appreciated the  initiative taken by Department of Agriculture ,Upper Subansiri District,  as they are also making planning to organize training of farmers of Arunachal Pradesh .

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