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New members inducted

ITANAGAR, Jul 30:   All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) in its executive body meeting held here today unanimously inducted new members to its executive body.   The meeting also constituted a bye-laws review committee to make necessary re-amendment to Constitution of the Federation.  Meanwhile two-third majority of the house omitted the Article-16 (clause -1) of the constitution of the Federation.


Topper felicitated

ITANAGAR, Jul 30: The toppers of CBSE AISSE and AISSCE 2011 belonging to Tai clan were felicitated by Tai Welfare Society at Naharlagun today.

Tai Taku, son of Tai Sangkio and Tai Api, daughter of Tai Tache topped in class X ; Tai Opung, daughter of Late Tai Akela and Tai Jai, daughter of Tai Taa topped in Class XII respectively.

The topper were awarded prizes along with certificates.

The function coincided with the General Body Meeting of the Tai Welfare Society.

Tai Kaku, General Secretary of the Society presented the Annual Report before the General Body. Many other important issues were also discussed in the meeting.  


Proposed election denounced

ITANAGAR, Jul 30: Reacting to the publication in a section of media regarding All Nyishi Youth Association election on Sept with one Tadar Tang as Chief Election Commissioner, the All Nyishi Youth Association led by Achung Yumlam as its president termed the proposed election as great joke and attempt of ‘some vested interest group’ to jeopardize and create panic and confusion within the society. Yumlam appealed to officers, business community, social workers, educated youths and like minded people of  Nyishi community not to believe in such vested interest group and reckless publication in media in the name of ANYA general conference.

Informing that central executive members of ANYA held a emergency meeting at Itanagar on July 28 in this regard, Yumlam said the ‘vested interest group can not declare an election in the name of Association when the actual president is in the office.  Yumlam further said that both the group of the Association ended their factionalism and  formed only one group with Yumlam as president and Tadar Bingley as general secretary on July 19.  Yumlam-led  ANYA  said that it has  served a show cause notice  to Tang, a govt servant, to withdraw his name as CIC, ANYA and explained his position within seven days.


Unon demands action

ITANAGAR, Jul 30: Expressing its strong resentment over inordinate delay in completing the Pakke to Bameng road under PMGSY, the All Bameng Khenewa & Lada Students’ Union (ABKLSU) demanded the competent authority to take action against the contractor responsible for the delay in completing the work.

The students union recently inspected the road and claimed to have found that the construction work, which was supposed to be completed by 2009, was going on in snail’s pace. It said that the contractor failed to meet the target of completion even after extension of six month. The construction of road was started in 2008.

Further, prolonged rainfall has totally washed away the road thus creating communication bottleneck which has resulted in acute shortage of essential items, including medicines, the students union said, and urged the authorities concerned to take immediate necessary step to complete the road work.



ITANAGAR, Jul 30: Dev Sangchoju has been appointed as president of All Arunachal Contractor Welfare Association, West Kameng District Unit.

Atum Lamnio has been appointed as State Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha Arunachal Pradesh.

Byabang Joram and Suraj Tayam have been appointed as vice president and general secretary of Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribe Students’ Union (APSTSU).

Meanwhile, APSTSU appealed to the ducation minister and state project director to direct DDSEs for proper implementation of Right to Education.


JAJD deliver its equity share

TANAGAR, Jul 30: Jiyo Aur Jine Do has delivered 12 numbers of Motor cycles to 12 promoters of the JAJD for their outstanding performance in promoting micro saving.


Authorities urged to clear road block

ITANAGAR: Landslide due to prolonged rain  has totally damaged the Papu Nallah-Yupia road via Doimukh creating great problem to the employees of the district headquarters and other Government officers/officials posted in Yupia in attending offices, said Yupia Employed Welfare Committee.

It said that residents and employees are also facing shortage in essential commodities due to communication bottleneck.

The YEWC appealed to the authority concerned to clear the road immediately.


Bandh passes off peacefully

ITANAGAR: The 24-hour capital bandh call given by ARTIAF has passed off peacefully this morning without any untoward incident.

Capital Deputy Commissioner Bokar Basar informed that State Transport buses were plying in the Capital Complex road up to Banderdewa and the passenger did not face any problem during bandh.

Attendance in Govt offices was not much satisfactory. However, some bank branches remained opened upto 12   and closed later as there was no business transaction,  the DC informed.

He further said that practically there was no bandh callers found in the Capital, except  10 boys who were found in intoxicated condition in between Naharlagun and Banderdewa.  He informed that out of the 10 boys, 7 boys have been booked.

Informing that business community closed their shops out of fear of destruction of properties, the  DC said  there was no  obstruction by bandh callers in attending the office.  The head of offices of Govt should take disciplinary action against those absentee staff during bandh, he added.


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Itanagar Master Plan  being prepared: Tuki

ITANAGAR, Jul 30: Describing the launching of Central Government’s Rajiv Awas Yojna (RAY) for slum dwellers under JNRURM on the lines of Indira Awas Yojna a timely and important scheme, PWD and UD Minister Nabam Tuki said that the scheme has the potential to radically change the living conditions of slum dwellers and the urban poor in Arunachal Pradesh.

Addressing the conference of State Minister of Housing, Urban Development, Municipal Affairs/Local Self Government on Rajiv Awas Yojana  at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi today, Tuki said that in our state, urbanization is taking place rapidly with migration from local rural population and people from neighbouring states which led to accumulation of squatter settlement and development of slum pockets in all urban towns of the state. This has resulted in congestion and decay of already over-stressed facilities and amenities of urban areas.

He further informed that Itanagar Master Plan is being prepared by Town & Country Planning Organization and provision has been kept for reservation of 20% to 25% land for EWS & LIG. In addition to that, the Rental Control Act, the Property Right to Slum Dwellers and Tenancy Act are under active consideration of the Govt., he said.

The characteristics of slums in Arunachal Pradesh are quite different from the slums in other states. They are settled in different locations in clusters scattering all around the township which has made the task of improvinf their living standard more difficult and daunting.

The state capital has 30 slum pockets having a population of 7094 as per 2001 census which is likely to be increased by 30% (i.e. 9222) by 2011, Tuki informed. He said that slum population in rest of the urban towns as per 2001 census is 58232 and it is expected to go up to 75701 by 2011.

With the launch of RAY, the necessary process for implementation of the guidelines under the scheme has been taken up by the State Government and the Department of Urban Development and Housing has been designated as the state level nodal agency (SLNA) with secretary (Urban Development) / chief engineer-cum- director (UD & H) as nodal officers, Tuki informed.

With regards to other important reforms envisaged under the scheme, Tuki said that various rules and policies have been enacted for poor reforms which included Arunachal Pradesh Reservation of Urban Land for housing of Urban Poor Rules 2011, Arunachal Pradesh Internal Earmarking of Budgets for Urban Poor Rules of 2011, Arunachal Pradesh Building Bye Laws -2010, Arunachal Pradesh Municipal Act-2007.

The Department of Urban Development & Housing has also advertised for engagement of specialists for setting up of Technical Cell and to conduct various assignments under RAY scheme. However, the response to the advertisement is very poor and no suitable applicant has turned up till date, Tuki said and added that the Ministry may review the matter and allow the state to engage suitable consultants for the purpose.

Now, in order to initiate and get the process rolling for implementation of Rajiv Awas Yojana, the state needs to tackle the problems of slum in a definitive manner by bringing all the existing slums, notified or un-notified, within the formal system and enabling them to avail the same level of basic amenities as available to the rest of the town, Tuki said.

The State Government is already in the process of preparing Detail Project Report on Rental Housing for the twin Capital Cities  of Itanagar and Naharlagun amounting to Rs. 30 crores each which shall be submitted to Govt. of India for consideration and sanction on priority, Tuli added.

Tuki thanked  Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh,  Union Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation , Kumari Shelja and all other concerned for their valuable guidance and unstinted support to the remote State of Arunachal Pradesh.

He assured that the state would not leave any stone unturned to make its cities and towns slum free and with the continued support from Government of India, it would work hard to provide basic minimum civic facilities and infrastructure to its urban poor, he added.


PRIs urged to play vital role under TSC

PASIGHAT Jul 30: We cannot achieve real development if people are living in unhealthy and unclean surroundings due to lack of access to safe drinking water and sanitation, said PHED & WS Secretary Er. Tomi Ete. He was attending a Workshop on “Sustainable Sanitation and Management of Water Quality Monitoring”, organized by the PHED Pasighat at the Tourist Lodge Conference hall yesterday.

Consumption of contaminated drinking water, improper disposal of human excreta and lack of improper disposal of solid and liquid waste have been major causes of many diseases in rural areas of the state, Ete said.

The secretary further informed that safe water supply and sanitation are added to the national agenda with the objective of improving the quality of life of rural people and to provide privacy and dignity to women. The programme provides small subsidy for construction of sanitary latrines for households.

The Chief Engineer (EZ) PHED&WS Er. T Ketan informed that TSC was launched on 1st April 1999 envisaged a pivot role for the PRIs in achieving clean and healthy conditions in rural India. Nirmal Gram Puraskar was announced as incentive scheme for the PRIs to honor, felicitate and encourage those PRIs who have attained the framed criteria within their jurisdiction like access to sanitary toilets by  all household, schools and Anganwadi centres and freeing their area from practice of open defecation thus maintaining clean environment etc.

The CE also informed that the programme while implementing in the state has proved to be very effective in converting the traditional Kutchha Latrines into low cost Sanitary Latrines ensuring Total Environmental Sanitation in rural areas.

While appreciating the SC Debnath, ADC and Pathologist Dr. K Jerang for their wonderful Power-Point presentations said social mobilization ensured participation of all the families into the campaign.

The CE assured to provide water testing kits to the village level water supply and monitoring committees.

The practice of open defecation in our state come from the traditional behavioral pattern and lack of awareness of the people about the associated health hazards, said Er. Oyuk Padung.

At the early stage, implementation of TSC in the state was a painful exercise due to various bottlenecks like lack of motivation and awareness and low priority of sanitation at different levels, he added.

ADC Debnath mainly focused on the role of PRIs as community tool.

Screening and presenting various data, information and photographs, he stated the strategy adopted under this program was to involve PRIs, government functionaries, grass-root level workers and educational institutions etc for accelerating the sanitation coverage in the country successfully.

The Director CCDU Er. AN Singh elaborated on water quality monitoring and strategies prepared to reach out to the people for testing chemical and pathological contents in water.

The Dr. K Jerang, Pathologist, GH Pasighat said there is a direct link exists between water, sanitation, health, nutrition and human well being. He gave many common and precious health tips through power-point presentation. Stressing health and hygiene and use of safe drinking water Jerang said 80% diseases are caused due to unsafe and contaminated water consumptions. Without safe drinking water and sanitation, sustainable development is impossible, he added.

ZPC Yiai Dabi and all the ZPMs and Anchal Chairpersons raised various difficulties pertaining to their respective constituencies and highlighted their experience and suggestions. DIPRO


ARTIAF reiterates its demands

ITANAGAR, Jul 30: Arunachal Right to Information Activist Forum (ARTIAF) has said that it will go with its demands till the resignation of  Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin, Health Minister Attum Welly and  CIC  YD Thongchi for their alleged involvement in favouritism, nepotism and corruption.

Threatening to launch 72 hours bandh call if its demands are not fulfilled,  the organization said it will intimate all the civil society and  other forums for any debate/discussion on the issue.

While extending sincere thanks to the citizens for their cooperation during  24 horus bandh, the organization said it had to call the 24 hrs bandh as the Govt did not pay heed to its demands.

Pointing out the declaration of bandh call illegal by district administration, the Forum further said “it was in receipt of invitation letter for discussion through Chairman Hydropower Corporation on July 26 stating that as desired by HCM, a joint sitting is proposed on 1st August 2011 at conference room of HCM, where we presumed that Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh has okayed the bandh called by this Forum on July 29, on the other hand, Itanagar Deputy Commissioner  Bokar Bassar has declared the bandh call illegal, we are really confused with the entire plan”.

The Forum  said declaration of bandh call as illegal contains no iota of truth. “The DC should understand his own stand that it is the failure of administration and thereby failure of Government to secure the life & security of every citizen”.

It is a proven fact that there is a rampant corruption in the state in appointments. Financial mis-management, and official misuse of power are really a constitutional crisis which warrants the situation circle president rule in the state, it said.

This Forum has taken up the issue for resignation of Chief Minister, Health Minister and CIC on  the basis of  RTI papers obtained by Paye Gyadi, Chairman Songo Lamte Foundation, which found involvement of minister in illegal appointments, it said.

This organisation further claimed that non formation of Staff Selection Board including Ar.P. Secretariat for recruitment of group C & D staff by state  Govt has led to pick and choose  policy in departments.


Cancel transfer orders: ABSU

ITANAGAR, Jul 30: All Bogong Students’ Union (ABSU), the premier student organisation of Pasighat has taken strong exception to the transfer of East Siang Deputy Commissioner Onit Panyang and Superintendent of Police Alok Kumar in connection with eviction drive against illegal encroacher in Pasighat town.

A delegation of ABSU led by its president Tabit Gao accompanied by Tobom Dai, spokesperson AAPSU on 28th July 2010 last called on the Chief Secretary Tabom Bam and submitted a memorandum for immediate revocation of the transfer order within a stipulated time of one week.

The delegations later in the evening also met Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin and apprised him about the burning issue of land grabbing.

AAPSU Spokesperson Tobom Dai while pleading to the CM said, “ Pasighat should not be deprived of an able administrator, who is embarking on a historic mission which so many Deputy Commissioners down the years had failed to accomplish. It needs rare acumen and insight to understand the genesis of the problem and tackle it. The perspective to reach a solution of the problem seems bright as never before under his regime.” He further added, “The people who have been evicted in the 1st phase of drive carried out at green belt will be deeply offended if the process is abruptly stopped mid way sparing the big shot people and will go a long way in substantiating the general feeling of the layman that eviction are for poor.”  

ABSU President Tabit Gao while speaking on the occasion said, “ the transfer of present Deputy Commissioner in the midst of eviction drive will derail the whole process and will have a adverse impact in the mindset of many law abiding citizen of Pasighat.”

The delegation earlier called on Education Minister Bosiram Siram, who is also the local MLA of the area and requested him to take necessary step for the retention of the incumbent deputy commissioner.

Further ABSU has served seven days ultimatum to the state government to immediately cancel transfer order of DC and SP failing which they have threatened to launch democratic movement by calling PASIGHAT BANDH on the expiry of seven (7) days ultimatum).


ANSU appeals health minister to resign on moral ground

ITANAGAR, Jul 30: All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) has called upon Health and Family Welfare Minister Atum Welly to resign from his post on moral ground till investigation into illegal appointment of his son and daughter is over.

ANSU General Secretary Arjun Panye in a release stated that, “We have nothing against Minister Atum Welly ji. But as this case is under investigation, we urge him to resign from his post on moral ground. After investigation if he is not proven guilty, then he can be reinstated any time. He is a senior leader and we hope he will set an example.” Further he added, “Also it is surprising why Atum Welly ji is so silent on this whole issue. If he is innocent he should give clarification.”

ANSU also requested the police department to tell the union about the present status of this case.

“Public has every right to know the status of this case,” the release said.

Further, ANSU expressed serious concern over frequent bandh call given by many unknown organizations in the state capital.

“Only that pressure group which has social sanction should call bandh, that also in extreme case.  We urge all other organization to refrain from such act,” said Arjun Panye.

“The duties of civil society and RTI activists are to expose corruption and not indulge in bandh call. The state government should intervene into this case so that  the ordinary citizens are not suffered due to such frequent bandh call by such new organizations.


Society seeks intervention of chief justice in Pasighat eviction drive case

ITANAGAR, Jul 30: Leko-Lai Society Sibo-Korong Line in a representation addressed to Chief Justice, Guwahati Court Permanent Bench Itanagar today appealed him to intervene  in Pasighat eviction drive issue and initiate necessary action against East Siang District Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of Police and Divisional Forest Officer  for their alleged role in the  eviction drive.

The Society claimed that the divisional forest officer Pasighat, East Siang District has issued an eviction notice to the occupants of Sibo-Korong Line upto DC Bunglow on 12 July 2011 to vacate the area within 7 days.

In this regard, the Deputy Commissioner, Pasighat, East Siang District has also convened a general meeting with the said locality in which the encroachers demanded to DC to carry out the eviction drive without any discrimination and also sought sufficient time to vacate the area. However, on 25th  July under the supervision of  DC the eviction drive has been carried out. But due to the partial action in eviction drive by the concern authority, the encroachers started protesting against the illegal and partial eviction drive.

Meanwhile, the Society said the SP Pasighat without any provocation and argument all of a sudden used a grenade like explosion to disperse the groups of women in which four were seriously injured.

It further questioned whether the eviction drive carried out by DFO under the supervision of DC was legal or illegal. The Society  said that the eviction drive was highly condemnable and completely illegal since the said locality is under disputed in legal ownership, which is claimed by two clans and forest department as well. During the pendency of the case over the land in question of ownership, the eviction drive is illegal, the society claimed and  said that the DC who is under transfer has misused the  magisterial power. It is pertinent to mentioned that the then Deputy Commissioner Pasighat Jagir Singh has issued an order stating that the present location which is called green belt area would be no more green belt area reason being that the human population has got increase as such the eviction drive carried out in the name of green belt area is illegal.


Apatani Youth festival begins

ITANAGAR, Jul 30: The first ever Apatani Youth Festival began with much fan fare at Abotani Hall, Hapoli today.

Declaring the festival open, AAPSU president Takam Tatung, the chief guest of the inaugural function, called upon the youths and students to give first priority to their study at first. Reiterating AAPSU’s call for prohibiting the use of mobile phones inside classroom and school premises, Tatung said that it was necessary in order to create a healthy atmosphere for teaching and learning in schools. He sought cooperation from the students as well as school authorities. He also urged the State Government to explore the picturesque Talley Valley to promote tourism rather than giving just lip service.

Meanwhile, taking a dig at the dismal scenario of education infrastructure in and around district headquarter, Tatung said the incumbent deputy commissioner Nila Mohanan was unresponsive when he called on her to highlight the problems of the student comunity.

and has demanded the state government to immediately shift her out from the state.

The mainland mindset carried by her as an IAS officer in our state that the posting is just a holiday posting does not augur well for our people, Tatung said and demanded for her shifting out from the state.

“Her recent activities of spearheading the pen-down strike in connection with the Aalo case is another glaring example,” he added.

The occasion was attended among others by Kime Nime, president District Congress Committee, Taliang Sambio, President Ziro Chamber of Commerce and Duyu Nama, Secretary Federal Assembly AAPSU.


Kaso urges people to shoulder responsibility

ITANAGAR, Jul 30: MLA Techi Kaso today inaugurated the Arunachal Public Motor Transport Federation (APMTF) office at 6th mile amidst huge gathering of drivers and members of the Federation.

In his inaugural address, MLA Techi Kaso called upon every citizens of the Capital Complex to shoulder responsibility in maintaining the road infrastructure for benefit of all.

Pointing out that the earth cutting being carried out in road side by individual resulted in blockage of drainage system and overflowing of rain water on the road, the MLA said the  ‘We the people are also responsible for present condition of the  capital roads.’ He appealed one and all to extend all possible help to prevent landslide and keep the capital town neat and clean.

The MLA also called upon the drivers to strictly follow traffic rules in capital roads.

Expressing concern over the repeated bandh call, Kaso called upon the drivers/ to think for themselves whether they will keep their vehicle off the road during bandh or continue the movement of vehicle as usual. It is unfortunate that the bandh callers directly resort to bandh call instead of taking up other democratic means like dharna for fulfillment of their demands, Kaso said. He further said people should respect the laws and allow it to continue its course of action.

While responding to a memorandum, the MLA also assured to extend all possible financial help for construction of permanent office building of the Federation.

Earlier, Arunachal Public Motor Transport Federation (APMTF) president M. T. Anga in his addressed called upon the drivers to strictly follow the traffic rules. He called upon them to wear proper dress, maintain proper documents of the vehicle and license and not to mix alcohol and driving together.

The special invitee and extra assistant commissioner C R Khampa also spoke on the occasion.  The driver can themselves avoid maximum problems if they strictly follow the MVA rules and Act, he opined. Road and duties go together, he said and called upon the drivers to extend cooperation with the administration.

Among others APMTF secretary general Tarh Miri  also spoke on the occasion.  Taking opportunity of huge gathering of drivers, the traffic inspector K Komo also delivered a lecture on traffic awareness.


Alien Gods’ shines in international level

By Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Jul 30: Alien Gods, first and the only death metal band of the state has added another feather to its glory. It is back in town with its first international gig ‘Baptism Blasphemy’ at Pokhara, Nepal on July 23 and 24 last.

Alien Gods is probably the first band to have performed internationally.

Overwhelmed by the response, Alien Gods Front man Olik Boko said, Our performance could be counted as an inter country relation with Nepal for underground music. The performance had been for the promotion of their debut album ‘Lunar Blackened Death’, which was released in the state on April 11, saw great response by the Pokhara crowd. They had given two shows at Pokhara, first at Tamu Dhi on July 23 last and another at Old Blue’s Bar on July 24 last. Both of the shows got overwhelming response by the wild crowds of Pokhara. They performed seven of its originals and the crowd’s response had been amazing.

“It was the first international gig for us and it was for the first time that our band performed with the whole new band members”, Olik informed.   

“It had been a total different experience performing there”, said Tenzin Musobi, the new Bass Guitarist of the Band. “We enjoyed a lot, the wild crowd gave us more energy that prompted us to give our best”, added Tana Doni, another new guitarist of the band. Prakash Thapa is the new Drummer of the band. The album also sold like hot cakes after the events.

Alien Gods had performed alongside five native rock bands creating a chaotic environment. The show had been organized by Brutal Pokhara, a Pokhara based Event Management Firm who had approached them for a show in Pokhara after he had attended one of their shows.   

  While thanking, Sokjar & Gamde Foundation and noted documentarian Moji Riba who had helped in sponsoring their trip, Olik said, “They had faith in us to support us with the opportunity and it was because of them only that we could, in our own way, bring a name for our state as well as our country.”

“With more of such sponsors in our state, our youths will be encouraged in exploring more of their creative side”, Olik said.


EASU conference cum election held

ITANAGAR, Jul 30: The 14th general conference cum election of Eastern Adi Students’ Union was held at Mebo from July 28-30.

MLA Ralom Borang Joint Secretary ABK, East Siang District Todol Pertin and Tani Moyong attended the programme as chief guest, guest of honour and special guest.

Meanwhile, Indu Yommin, Maktel Pertin and Pitor Tayeng have been elected as president, vice president and general secretary of EASU in its election.

During the conference the students union decided to take up shortage of teacher quarter, boys and girls hostel at government higher secondary school, Borguli, creation of commerce stream at government higher secondary school Mebo, construction of boys and girls hostel at government secondary school Motum, creation of science and commerce stream at government higher secondary school at Mariyang, renovation of science laboratory and construction of boys and girls hostel at government higher secondary school, Bolung, up-gradation of government Joipur middle school Namsai to secondary school, implementation and sanctioning of RGGVY scheme for electrification at Siluk village, early completion of road from Pasighat to Mebo, immediate installment of machine at already constructed BSNL towar at Damro village, transfer and posting of two more Doctors at community health centre Maryang and early construction of Sisiri bridge over river Sisar.


APGA president find place in GFI

By Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Jul 30: The Gymnastic Federation of India (GFI) this evening elected its new executive body, which now includes Arunachal Pradesh Gymnastic Association (APGA) president Nani Kojin as one of its vice presidents.

Jaspal Singh Kandhari, Kaushik Bidiwala and Dr S Shanti Kumar Singh (of Manipur) were elected as president, general secretary and treasurer respectively during the GFI’s annual general body meeting at Hotel Park View, Chandigarh.

Former Delhi High Court justice, SN Dhingra was the returning officer.  

Kojin is the third Arunachalee in any national sports body after Abraham K Techi and Likha Tara, who are joint secretary of the All India Weightlifting Federation and the All India Karateka-Do Federation respectively.


Young entrepreneur dies

By Staff Reporter

NAHARLAGUN, Jul 30: Young entrepreneur Techi Tabin, the only son of Techi Toka of Model Village here, died of cancer in a hospital in Mumbai on Friday.

Tabin was 29 and is survived by his father, mother and four sisters.

After completing LLB from Symbiosis College, Pune, Tabin ventured into business and became partner of a ‘Cocktail Bar’ here.  The news of his demise spread a shockwave among his family members and the business community.

Expressing deep shock at the untimely demise of a promising trader, Arunachal Chamber of Commerce and Industries president Techi Lala, on behalf of the traders, expressed deep condolence to the bereaved family and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.   

The mortal remains arrived here Saturday evening. The last rites will be performed in his residence here Sunday.


Minister accused of fund embezzlement

ITANAGAR,  Jul  30: All Arunachal Pradesh RTI Activists Organization (AAPRTIAO)  has accused the  PWD and UD Minister Nabam Tuki of involving  in misappropriation of fund.

Levelling allegations of various fund embezzlement on the basis of PIL No. 76/2006, the organization in its FIR lodged with Itanagar PS alleged that the Minister misused his power and position.

Giving various instances of alleged malpractices and corrupt activities including construction of low cost housing for Safai Karmachari and below poverty line people at Itanagar, the FIR alleged that  “Tuki in active connivance with his relatives and family members has embezzled crores of amount meant for the people of Arunachal Pradesh.”

The organization appealed to the chief minister, Governor, chief secretary, SIC and Itanagar PS to intervene and enquire into the matter.


ALBRSU supports AMSSU demands

ITANAGAR, Jul 30: All Libo Bokar Ramo Student’s Union (ALBRSU) has strongly supported the various demands of All Mechukha Sub-Division Students’ Union (AMSSU), which included posting of sufficient teachers, making all defunct school functional, introduction of science stream at Mechukha HS School and staying of doctors and teachers at their respective posting places.

Pointing out the  AMSSU memorandum submitted recently  to the West Siang DDSE,  the union said many schools in the sub-division are lying defunct for want of teachers while many teachers posted in Mechukha sub-division are not attending classes regularly which has hampered the academic studies of students.

Further, union alleged that the Hospitals at Manigong and Tato were running without Doctors due to which patients are suffering a lot.

Meanwhile, ALBRSU appealed to the authorities concerned to redress the grievances at the earliest.


Odang Lego passes away

PASIGHAT, Jul 30: Odang Lego, Junior Teacher, breathed his last in his residential quarter at Mebo on July 27 last after battling cancer for a long time.

He was 44, and is survived by his wife, two sons and as many daughters.

He was buried at his native village, Borguli (Mebo) amidst relatives and well-wishers.

Born in 1967, he joined in the education department in 1987 and served as JT/Block Resource Person.

His mortal remain was buried at his native village, Borguli (Mebo) amidst relatives and well-wishers.

DDSE Tani Talom and his staff members expressed deep shock over Lego’s demise and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and bestowing enough strength to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.

Meanwhile, the Silak Erang Society expressed shock over premature death Lego, who was also the general secretary of the society.

Lego’s untimely demise is an irreparable loss to the society in particular and the state as a whole, SES said and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul. It also conveyed deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family. DIPRO


Gora Makik SC ‘A’  & ‘B’ teams enter semis of Tiger 7 Soccer Tourney

ITANAGAR, Jul 30: Both the ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams of Gora Makik Sporting Club (GMSC) entered the semifinals of the Second State Level Tiger 7 Soccer Tournament today.

GMSC-A  blanked Nirjuli YWASC 3-0 in the first quarterfinal while GMSC-B outplayed BT XI 4-2 in the second quarterfinal played  at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today.

Dari John (22nd min), Gichik Taming (47th min.) and Prahlad Borah (57th min) were the scorers for Gora Makik SC-A.

In the second match, GMSC-B shot into lead in the very first minute of the match through goal from Taba Rakesh. He added another goal in six minute and Loi Kena made it 3-0 in 7th minute.  BT XI reduced the margin to 3-1 with goal from Pura Bhai just before the lemon break.

The second half saw both the team scoring a goal each. While Rocky Ramsingh of BT XI scored in 32nd minute (3-2) Olin Lego of GM SC-B found the net in 34th minute to seal the match in their favour (4-2) .

Today’s matches:

1st match: Moni Devi Football Club vs ITBP Kimin; 2nd match: TTFC vs Capital Complex Sports Club-B.

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