ITANAGAR, Jul 22: The 8th Independence cup football tournament 2011 to be held at
Chidu-Chigo ground Likabali will begin from 2nd of August. All together 16 football
team are going to participate in the tournament.
AAPSU President Takam Tatung and Galo Students Union General Secretary Pakmik Taipodia
will be chief guest and guest of honour respectively for the opening ceremony. Jarsa
Gamlin, district Zilla Parishad Chairperson of West Siang have consented to be chief
guest for the closing ceremony.
Activate mobile towers: Union
ITANAGAR, Jul 22: While drawing attention of the authorities concerned towards erratic
mobile network in East Kameng district, the East Kameng Middle Zone Students’ Union
(EKMZSU) has demanded for early activation of the two under-construction mobile towers
at Lumdang under Papu valley and Bana.
It also demanded the authorities concerned to complete the construction work of the
Hari bridge, road works within Seppa township and also to fix the market prices of
ITANAGAR, Jul 22: A state level orientation workshop on “sensitization of schools
for forming science clubs” will be held at Arunachal Science Centre, Indira Gandhi
Park here on July 26 & 27. The programme is being organized by Vigyan Prasar, Departmental
Science and Technology, Government of India in association with Arunachal Pradesh
State Council for Science and Technology.
The workshop mainly aims at generating awareness among different target groups including
teachers, media persons and NGOs on popularization of science and communication activities,
capacity building of the target groups for forming science clubs in Arunachal Pradesh.
ARJEE toppers felicitation
ITANAGAR, Jul 22: Vidyamandir, a leading coaching institute for medical/engineering
entrance preparation in state capital is going to felicitate the ARJEE - 2011 toppers
at a function being organized at Hotel Moomsie, here on July 23.
Arunachal Pradesh State Women Commission chairperson Komoli Mossang would attend
the programme as chief guest. Information Commissioner Dr Habung Payeng, Dr V N
Sharma, liaison officer, Govt of AP and V Ravindran, Associate Editor of Dawnlit
Post will grace the occasion as guests of honour.
ITANAGAR, Jul 22: The Arunachal RTI Activists Forum (ARTIAF) has appointed Talley
Phassang as vice president of the Forum, (WZ) in place of Mama Rigom and Sama Yangfo
as General Secretary, ARTIAF in place of Bukhe Flago. Earlier, the Forum in its emergency
executive meeting held here today removed Rigom and Flago from their respective
post for alleged anti- Forum activities. The Forum also unanimously appointed Tsering
Phurpa as the vice president incharge of West Kameng and Tawang and Gyodi Cheda
as VP of the Forum (EZ).
Meanwhile, the Forum clarified that Guruk Pordung was a chief patron of Arunachal
RTI Activists (ARA). After change of nomenclature of the organization from ARA
to ARTIAF, Guruk Pordung was not re- appointed as Cheif Patron of ARTIAF.
All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Forum (AAPYF) has appointed Okong Megu as its General
Secretary. Yassa Kipa and Bengia Yama have been appointed as general secretary and
vice president respectively of the women wing of the Forum.
Meanwhile, the Forum reiterated that it will go for 2nd and 3rd phase capital bandh,
if the government fails to fulfill their five point demands which were submitted
HM cautions wrong doers
ITANAGAR: Home Minister Takar Marde has expressed serious concern over complaints
against the police personnel alleging that the personnel in uniform and even in civil
dress are collecting money from private trucks, buses, liquor shops and from market
Terming such act as violation of service conduct rule, home minister warned that
strong action will be initiated against such guilty police personnel on receipt of
complaints. In this regard, soon complaint box will be put up in front of the office
of home minister where citizens can drop their complaint against those erring personnel.
CCTV in market area demanded
ITANAGAR: Nirjuli Market Welfare Committee in a memorandum to Home Minister yesterday
demanded installation of CCTV at market areas, setting up of three numbers of police
beat houses, conversion of Nirjuli Police outpost to full fledge police station and
patrolling of CRPF at Nirjuli market at evening time.
While responding to their memorandum, the minister assured to look into their demands,
said a release.
Reduce admission fee: APCF
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh College’s Forum (APCF) in a memorandum submitted to director
Arunachal Law Academy (ALA) has expressed serious concern over high admission fees
charged by the institution. Drawing his attention, APCF stated that majority of Arunachalee
students belong to poor family and are not able to afford the sky rocketing admission
fees taken by ALA. Forum has called for minimizing fees for benefit of poor students.
Landslide damages sector road
ITANAGAR: Landslide due to heavy rains caused extensive damage to the sector road
of Mowb-1, informed Mowb-I,II & Upper Senkiview Sector Welfare Committee in a release.
Further, the culvert on the road is now blocked causing over flow of water onto the
road and nearby areas due to which residents of the sector are facing lots of problems,
the release said and appealed to the Urban Development Department to repair the road
ITANAGAR, Jul 22: The Bogum Ao Foundation condoled the sudden demise of late Takir
Dini, who died due to kidney failure. The Society conveyed its hearty condolence
to the bereaved family members and prayed to the Almighty Donyipolo for heavenly
abode and peace of the departed soul.
All Papum Poma Students Union has deeply mourned the sudden demise of late Tana Tati,
ex-ASM and social worker of Tarasso area who died on 18th of this month at Guwahati
hospital after brief illness. Union prayed for the eternal peace of the departed
Stapled visas to figure in India-China boundary talks
Rijiju urges Centre to adopt concrete strategy
New Delhi, Jul 22 : With China issuing stapled visas to a team of karatekas from
Arunachal Pradesh, India is expected to raise the contentious issue with China at
the 15th round of boundary talks between special representatives of the two countries
later this year.
National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon and State Councillor Dai Bingguo, special
representatives of India and China respectively, are likely to hold the delegation-level
boundary talks here in in October-November.
In a fresh bid to up the ante over its territorial claims over India's northeastern
state, China recently issued stapled visas, which are not accepted by India, to a
team of sportspersons from Arunachal Pradesh.
The team was not allowed by immigration authorities to board a flight to Beijing
at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here Tuesday for not having regular visas.
The players were set to represent India at the 11th Asian Karate-do Championship
(junior and cadet) at Quanghou City in Fujjian province of China from July 20 to
Issuing stapled visas to residents of Arunachal Pradesh came as a bit of surprise
to Indian officials dealing with China as Beijing earlier refused to give visas to
residents of the northeasternern state they claim as South Tibet, a part of China.
Beijing maintained that people from Arunachal did not require visas to travel from
one part of the country (China) to another.
India had protested the practice and has asserted that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral
part of India.
The boundary talks have not made much progress despite 14 rounds between special
For at least last two years, China has reasserted its claims over Arunachal Pradesh.
In 2009, it opposed a development loan by Asian Development Bank to India on grounds
that a part of it was meant for the development of Arunchal Pradesh which it regards
as a disputed area. Agencies
ITANAGAR: Pointing out the latest incident of stapled Chinese visa issued to Arunachalee
Karate team by Chinese embassy in New Delhi, former Member of Parliament Kiren Rijiju
has urged the Centre to adopt a concrete strategy so that Arunachalees don’t face
humiliation again and again.
In a letter to Union External Affairs Minister S M Krishna, the MP believed that
the Centre requires a shift in its strategy without compromising national interest.
How long this situation will exist for the people of Arunachal Pradesh, Rijiju asked.
“There is every likelihood that the border problem will continue and the Aruanchalee
can never participate in any international event in China,” Rijiju said. He further
said that such impediment is not only confined to normal visit to China but even
the development assistance from the International Instituions are also blocked due
to pressure tactics from China.
Can Govt of India afford to call off the trips of any Indian delegations to China
each time an Arunachalee is given stapled visa or denied visa or can Centre find
out a way to accept stapled visa by obtaining some concrete assurance from the Chinese
Govt on the status of Aruanchal Pradesh while the border talks goes on? Rijiju asked.
PAFs oppose arbitrary land acquisition for dam
ITANAGAR, Jul 22: The Lohit Valley Dam Affected Citizens Forum on behalf of the project-affected-families
(PAFs) of the 1750 MW Lower Demwe Hydro Electric Project has opposed arbitrary acquisition
of land for the project implementation. It demanded that a memorandum of agreement
be signed between the project authorities and the project affected families (PAFs)
before the final acquisition of the land and commencement of the project works.
In a memorandum to the Lohit Deputy Commissioner, the Forum rejected the meager
compensation of land for project affected families as per Arunachal Pradesh Relief
and Rehabilitation Policy-2008. Despite the land owner's written submission for the
enhancement of land compensation during public hearing and post hearing, the project
implementing authorities are keeping mum on the issue, the Forum resented. It further
said that although the NRRP-2007 prescribed basic minimum requirement, the state
govt., public sector undertaking, agencies and other regulating bodies shall be at
liberty to put in place greater benefit levels for dam affected families.
The Forum further demanded inclusion of PAF members in the draft R and R committee
constituted for implementation of LADP, job opportunities and contract and supply
works for the project affected families on priority basis and free 100 units power
supply per month to affected families.
The memorandum requested that adequate steps should be initiated by the company to
maintain the sanctity of Nimkey and Tailung which are venerated by the natives for
their spiritual and cultural importance besides establishment of a technical institute
for the benefit of locals.
Moreover, the Memorandum demanded transparency in DPR, dam break analysis and disaster
Tiger 7 Soccer Tourney
MSC take on DSC today
Kolkata, Jul 22: Model Sports Club (MSC) will take on Dari Sports Club (DSC) in the
first match while Zing Urban FC will clash against Capital Complex Sports Club -
A , in the 2nd State Level Tiger 7 Soccer Tournament at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun
The blessed police personnel
ITANAGAR, Jul 22: Papum Pare SP Nabam Gugte has felicitated 23 constables of different
police stations in Papum Pare district for being decorated with the honoray rank
of lance naik and naik in a rank ceremony held at Doimukh PS today.
The felicitation function was attended by all the police officers of the district
including official staff.
While addressing the police personnel, the SP highlighted the new roles and stressed
on strict maintenance of discipline.
It is worth mentioning here that 230 constables of the Arunachal Pradesh police from
all over the state were decorated with the honorary rank of lance naik and naik
by the office of the DGP on 8th July. Out of these 230 constables, 23 police personnel
are serving in different Police stations in Papum pare district.
Capacity building programme for land management officials
ITANAGAR, Jul 22: The five days capacity building programme for officials, including
Land Revenue and Settlement Officer (LR&SO), Surveyors, SK and Mandal of the Land
Management Department concluded at Land Management Department here today.
T. Taloh, Commissioner (LM) attended the concluding day function as chief guest and
addressed the participants.
E. Nangkar, Director (LM), R. Karcho, DD(LM), Jyotish Roy, TD, NIC, Itanagar also
spoke on the occasion.
Earlier, the programme was inaugurated by Director (Land Management) in presence
of officials of L M Department, faculty from NIC, New Delhi D.S. Venkatesh, Scientist-D
and NICSI, New Delhi.
P.C.Kundalia, Scientist (Retd) from Survey of India explained in depth the Cadastral
survey and Field astronomy. Later, Prof. R.K Garg of IIT, Roorkee explained in details
on Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
Experts from Shotam Instruments Ltd. led by B.N. Chaubey presented GPS technology,
Primary, Secondary and Tertiary control pints during Cadastral Survey, Electronic
Total Station, Georeferencing etc.
The linking of Cadastral map with ROR using Bhunaksha software developed by NIC was
also explained. A field level survey training in the IG Part, Itanagar using GPS/ETS
and data processing was also conducted during the five day programme.
This training was organized by National Informatics Centre/NICSI and Department of
Land Management, Itanagar under National Land Records Modernization Programme (NLRMP)
sponsored by Ministry of Rural Development, Department of Land Resources.
DC calls for proper implementation of BRGF schemes
Daporijo, Jul 22: A meeting on Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF) for Upper Subansiri
district was held under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner cum CEO Ameya Abhayankar
at the Rijo Conference Hall here today.
Addressing the meeting, Abhayankar stated that BRGF fund had been released for 2010-2011,
but cautioned that subsequent funds under BRGF would be released only with the fulfillment
of conditions and submission of proper documents. He called upon all for the proper
implementation of works and timely submission of documents. He also informed that
follow up verification of works would be undertaken from time to time.
DPO Timba highlighted on the salient features of BRGF implementation in the district.
Mentioning about the status of fund released under BRGF, he stated that an amount
of 7.32 crores had been released by the MoPR and Rs 6,95,40,000 by the state government
Timba also informed that MoPR had extended another five years (2012-2017) for the
implementation of BRGF in the district and that a MoU had been signed with a Pune
based NGO, Centre for Development Studies and Activities for the preparation of
Five Year Perspective Plan as it had been selected as Technical Support Institute
for Upper Subansiri district.
Further, the mode of release of funds to various tiers of Panchayati Raj (Zilla Parishad
level 20%, Anchal Samity level 30% and Gram Panchayat level 50%) was explained to
the members present.
He further informed that a District Level Project Management Committee at the district
and block level, Redessal Committee and Review Committee were constituted for effective
and smooth implementation of BRGF. DIPRO
Morcha alleges violation of RTI norms
ITANAGAR, Jul 22: The East Kameng unit of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) has
requested the State Information Commissioner to take action against East Kameng
DC cum PIO for his alleged failure to provide details sought through RTI regarding
implementation of MLA local area development fund in five assembly constituencies
of the district.
The BJYM district unit president Loku Sono further alleged that the deputy director
of Urban development also failed to provide complete information sought on implementation
of storm water drainage scheme in Seppa. Despite SIC order, the PIO concerned did
not furnish the complete information till date, he said.
Training on Tie and Dye Fabric for women
ITANAGAR, Jul 22: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Papum Pare has organized a training
on Tie and dye fabric on July 20 at SVC Hall Nirjuli, under the guidance of Dr. Taba
Heli (programme coordinator).
Nearly 30 women from in and around the capital participated in the training. Tadang
Meena, SMS (Agronomy) highlighted the objectives of the programme and KVK activities.
The major objective behind the training was to promote small scale industries for
employment opportunities and to enhance the skill of women.
KVK SMS (Home Science) Dr. Kangjam Victoria Devi trained the women on tie and dye
with demonstration. Tie and dye making business can be launched at home by women
with only a reasonable amount of capital, she said. Alongside, other home based income
generating activities like food processing and preservation, tailoring, embroidery
etc were also highlighted in the programme.
The Women participants expressed their keen interest in such self-employment venture.
World Population Day observed
Tezu, Jul 22: The District Health Society, Lohit District observed World Population
Day with the theme “Small family Overall Development” / “Chota parivar Sampoorna
Vikaas”, at District Hospital here today.
In the function the MOs, Med Staffs, AWW (ICDS), ASHAs and Panchayat leaders and
a gathering of around 200 were participated.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. N. Ninu, DMO Tezu, requested all the ASHAs, AWW and
Panchayat leaders to disseminate the message on importance of small family. She informed
that all the family planning methods are made available in all health facilities
for eligible couples. “The couple must take the chance of these opportunities in
sizing their families”, she said.
Dr.Nani Rika, DRCHO, highlighted the aim and objective of the function on World Population
Day and the importance of observing Population Stabilization fortnight throughout
the world. He also spoke on the alarming growth of population during last decade
in the country, particularly in the state and district. He emphasised on family planning
to achieve target the of 2:1 in the coming days.
Dr P.K.Saikia, Medical Superintendent, also spoke on small family and its advantages;
he appealed to the eligible couples to maintain their family at 2:1 size.
Dr.D.Perme (Gynae) Spoke on Family Planning methods while Dr.J.Ado,DPO, DAPCU cum
I/C ICTC spoke on HIV/AIDS and STDs.
Exhibition of family planning methods/kits and HIV/AIDS material were displayed and
demonstrated on the occasion. DIPRO
Think about drainage system before renovation of road
I would like to highlight the bad condition of road connecting Police Colony and
Vivek Vihar, Itanagar. In rainy season, the road turns bad to worse for the commuters
and vehicle users as the drain water flows over the road with gravels and sands.
Nowadays, even the Auto-rickshaws or any other hired vehicles refuse to visit Police
Colony, Itanagar, because of the dilapidated road condition. In fact, commuters wouldn't
like to burn precious drop of petrol or diesel on this road in these days of price
hike of all essential commodities.
Moreover, the students and office goers and local people are facing lot of problem
as the only bridge way of Police Colony and Chandranagar, Itanagar collapsed since
Therefore, I request the authorities to maintain proper drainage system before taking
step to renovate the road. We can't stop the rain but at least take measures to bring
succor to common man.
Itanagar, (On email)
Give focus on culture and tradition
As a reader of your news paper, I would like to request you start a traditional and
cultural column. There is large scope to explore the land of Arunachal - its flora
and fauna, natures etc. Therefore, I hope this daily will start a column on Arunachal’s
tradition and cultures in additional to daily news of socio-political and development
Nyokum Lapang, Itanagar, (On email)
Wake up before it’s too late
It is sad and unfortunate that we lost human lives and properties due to landslides
and rainfalls and that too in our Capital area and to the best of my knowledge, this
is not the first time, every year it happens. Itanagar is the only city we make reference
to our friends from outside the state. Sadly the way the unscientific way of building
constructions, encroachments and without any municipal activities and lack of strict
land allotment and maintenance, the Capital city is in fact a mess. The whole of
our state lies in seismic zone-V in case of an earthquakes. Are we waiting for an
earthquake to strike and then rectify our faults? Please people and policy makers,
wake up before it’s too late.
Dr. C. Mongchan
Shillong, (on email)
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A huge amount of progress has been made in education and the education of girls especially,
over the past decade in Afghanistan. Malalai School is considered the country's best
for girls. Its halls are spotless, the curriculum is packed and discipline is rigid.
Education standards were dire under the Taliban. At the time its six-year rule collapsed
in 2001, there were less than 1 million children in school and almost no girls. Last
year there were 7 million children in school including 2.5 million girls, according
to the Afghan ministry of education.
A total of 2,500 pupils from grades 1 through 12 attend Malalai and the school, which
is open to everyone, is a striking example of how things can improve. In this case,
the Afghan government, international aid agencies, pupils, teachers and parents have
worked together to rebuild a standards-setting establishment.
Malalai School, named after a legendary 19th-century heroine from the second Anglo-Afghan
war, opened in 1931 to educate the daughters of Kabul's wealthy. The Taliban shut
the school when it rolled into Afghanistan's capital in 1996, telling women and girls
to stay at home. It then reopened as a madrasa, or religious school, for boys.
The report adds that while there are 2.5 millions girls in school, which still only
represents 42% of girls of school age. Moreover, enrolment sharply drops at secondary
Reopening of Kabul’s school brings hope for girls who experienced dire standards
of education under Taliban rule. The government, international aid agencies, students,
teachers and parents have joined hands to rebuild quality education.