July 07



The cash reward of  Rs 10 lakhs announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be kept secret.  The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006




Water supply disrupted

ITANAGAR, Jul 06: With the monsoon playing spoilsport like it does every year, water supply to Naharlagun and Nirjuli Township has again disrupted.

The 300mm diameter DI water supply was snapped at Nyorch village along Papu-Yupa road due to soil erosion yesterday, informed an official release from PHE & WS Sub-Division, Naharlagun.

Saying that the restoration work is going on and it will take a day or two to restore the supply line, it further informed that the tanker service is being provided to mitigate the crisis partially.


E/Kameng DPC finalizes proposals under MSDP

SEPPA, Jul 06: The proposals of 10 crore each to 8 blocks of East Kameng under Multi Sectoral Development Plan (MSDP) for the year 2013-14 were discussed in details and finalized for recommendation to the State Govt. in a meeting of District Planning Committee (DPC) at Kameng Hall, Seppa on July 4 last.

These proposal were forwarded by the Block Level Committee in which ADC as Chairman and BDO as Member Secretary.

Deputy Commissioner Tarin Dakpe dwelt at length about the principles and guidelines for promulgation of MSDP and also Govt. notification on composition of members of District, Block and Village level committee.

Meanwhile, reiterating on the need to maintain quality and proper execution of the scheme, he asked the executing agency to ensure that the provisions of toilet & bathroom are there wherever scheme on school building were taken up. The nomenclature of the scheme in the interior village should be specified he added. DIPRO


Association seeks subject teachers

ITANAGAR, Jul 06: All Papu Valley Youth Welfare Association sought subject teachers for government secondary school Lumdung and upper primary school in the areas (Pijeriang circle). In its representation submitted to the deputy director of school education, association also demanded for texts book to issue at newly open KGBV School at Nangnyo.  It also appealed to the district school authority to provide proper infrastructure desk, bench and blackboard in the schools.


ASM pleads for ration commodities

ITANAGAR, Jul 06: The Anchal Samity Member of 127 Tali in Kurung Kumey today sought ration commodities for the Tali Township saying that there is no ration supply to hilly town since last three months.  

In a memorandum addressed to the director of supplies and transport, the ASM said that people of Tali area are facing innumerable problems due to non-supply of ration items, administrative failure and non-functioning of schools and hospitals, the ASM further said.


Education Awareness Camp at Ngissa

ITANAGAR, Jul 06: Tirap-Changlang-Longding Students’ Union of Rajiv Gandhi University organized a three days intensive education awareness camp with theme “Education for Wisdom” at Ngissa for the students of Longchan anchal block recently.

The participating students were taught about the importance of education, work culture, hard work and harmful effects of opium addiction during the camp.

Banwang Losu, the author of Wancho script’ and Nepha Wangsa conducted the camp which was attended by a total of 85 students from Ngissa, Nginu, Kaimoi, Khogla and Longkai villages.

It was revealed during interaction with the participating students that the schools in their areas have been running without sufficient teachers, school infrastructure like desk, benches and tables.

The awareness camp aimed at encouraging increased participation of students from rural and remote areas in education.

Earlier, the camp was inaugurated by Wakka ZPM Matpho Kolong. A condolence meeting was also held to pray for eternal peace of the departed soul of Lt. Wangno Wangsa, the first GB of the area.

The meritorious students, who have shown brilliant results in CBSE Class XII examination were also felicitated by Longchan ZPM Longwang Wangham on the occasion.


Union says no to illegal donation collection

ITANAGAR, July 06: All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU), in a letter to the Superintendent of Police of the capital complex has appealed him to take action against illegal donation collection in the name of the Union for its VIIth General Conference-cum-election.  It further demanded stern action against the impostors who are defaming the name of Union by seeking donation illegally.


Free Medical camps conducted by AVP in Tirap

ITANAGAR, Jul 06: A total of 756 patients suffering from various ailments were treated in a week-long medical camp conducted by Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP) at nine villages of Tirap district during the past week.

The free medical camps were organized at Soha, Old Doidam, New Doidam, Nutan Kheti, Namsang, Vivek nagar, New Subang, Namlo and Turat villages and covered 12 villages.

Dr DK Pathak, full-time doctor of AVP, treated the patients and they were given medicines free of cost. AVP’s four village health workers of the area assisted Dr. Pathak.

The Raja (King), Gao Buras, Panchayat leaders and other prominent figures of the locality were present in the camp and expressed the need of organizing more such camps during monsoon season for the welfare of the villagers.


Tree plantation by AVP at Palin

ITANAGAR, Jul 06: As part of year-long celebration of Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniversary, the circle and district unit members of Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP), Palin, Kurung Kumey organized a tree plantation programme at Palin Nyedar Namlo premises recently.

Rido Kani from IFCSAP, Sh. Tai Nikio, priest Nyedar Namlo Palin, Smt. Mating Yakum,

While explaining the importance of trees and medicinal plants, AVP organizing secretary Takam Kama exhorted the gathering to plant more trees in nearby areas.

Some ornamental and medicinal saplings were planted in the Namlo premises and few sapling were distributed among members.


Social service

ITANAGAR, July 06: A social service and tree plantation programme was organized at Govt. Upper Primary School, Batt  in Papum Pare district today.

Sponsored by Kara Topu, GPM cum Chairman, School Managing Committee (SMC), programme was attended by the villagers including the youths, women, students and the teaching staff of the school.

Later, in a meeting, it was decided that demands for construction of boundary wall, proper demarcation of school campus would be placed before the concern authority.

It was also resolved that immediate posting of Hindi and Mathematics teacher would also be sought.


6 days IGNOU workshop for teachers concludes

ITANAGAR, Jul 06: The six days workshop based activities for the last batch trainee teachers of Diploma in Primary Education (Module - III) conducted by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) concluded at Good Shepherd Public School, Papu Nallah today. DPE is a teacher education programme of INGNOU for primary school teacher.

Attending the closing ceremony Papum Pare Deputy Director of School Education (DDSE) TT Tara spoke at length about the changing times in which education should be juxtaposed. Children of today are no more like children of yesteryears and there is need for professionalism, especially in pedagogical review and up-gradation for they are the builders of the nation, he said.

Altogether 147 trainee teachers attended the programme.



356 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large. 


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Capital Complex authority carries out drive against Govt. land encroachers

ITANAGAR, Jul 06: Capital Complex administration carried out yet another drive against Government land encroachers within RoW (right of way) of sector roads and those who have constructed building within 4m of government quarters.

A portion of a multi-storey private building falling within the RoW of a sector road near RD office here and another part of a private building constructed within 4m of government quarter at G-Sector here were demolished during the drive.

The District Administration in coordination with the Housing Department, GoAP, has already carried out a survey of all the encroached government quarters in selected sectors in Itanagar and necessary action, including criminal and eviction of such unauthorized occupants of government quarters would be initiated in the near future.

The District Administration has once again appealed to all the residents of capital complex not to construct any building within the defined RoW of National Highway and sector roads and within a distance of 4M from govt. quarters.

Those found violating the rules would be dealt sternly as per rules, Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner cautioned in a release. DIPRO



Protestors continue to demand capital punishment

ITANAGAR, Jul 06: Women Wings of All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) and All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) have jointly organized a rally to register their strong protest against the rape and murder of a minor girl at Bhalukpong and demanded to hang the rapist till death. The rally was taken out from Akash Deep complex here and culminated at Raj Bhawan.

Addressing the gathering on the occasion, women’s wing president and Secretary of ANYA and ANSU have appealed each and everyone of the society to support the demand so that justice done to the aggrieved family.

They said that death penalty will act as deterrent to such heinous crime against women in the state.

They also demanded the State Government to adopt law to protect women from rape and other crimes.

All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union president Kamta Lapung, Arunachal Law Students’ Union president Tadar Tarish and ANYA President Bamang Taji also addressed the rally and extended their whole-hearted support to the women leaders in their fight for justice.

Nyishi Elite Society general secretary Tarh Tabin, finance secretary Joram Lali, Arunachal College Forum president Techi Raman with his team and general public, women groups and students participated in the rally to show their solidarity.



Family seeks exemplary punishment  to rapist

ITANAGAR, Jul 06: Shocked by the gruesome and inhuman act of rape and murder of a minor at Bhalukpong on July 02 last, Rangmo Welfare Society (RWS) today appealed to the state government to give exemplary punishment to the culprit.

In an email release RWS advisor Kata Rangmo said that there are no words to describe the cruelty of the incident. “Being an aggrieved parent, I earnestly appeal to the law enforcing agency and authority concerned to deliver justice to an infant, so that such harrowing incident should not happen to anyone in the future,” Rangmo said. Further he said that family and society are overwhelmed by the support and cooperation of the people of the state particularly people of Bhalukpong ‘who stood by us cutting across the communal line at the hours of grief.’ RWS states that the society is also thankful to the various organizations of the state such as All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union, All Nyishi Youth Association, Nyishi Elite Society, State Women Commission and other organizations for their unwavering support.   The Society is also thankful to the state media for constant support in pursuit of justice to an infant by highlighting the incident.  It also appealed to the people not to communalize or politicize the issue, saying that criminal should not be spared.



Everybody wants to park their vehicle in shade, but nobody plants a tree

Tai Dora

I remember long time back I had written in this daily about the importance of road side plantation in our state. Keeping recent developmental projects in mind, I would like to discuss the same topic once more. It is important that the trees that we are losing every passing day must be compensated by one way or the other. Road side plantation is one of the least efforts we can do in this regard. Road side plantation has many advantages. In this scorching summer, it will be a great relief to both the pedestrian and the vehicle owners to walk/drive under pleasant shade of trees. Besides adding to the beauty of the township, it will also absorb the dusts generated by the ever increasing traffic. No doubt it will also be a boon for our beautiful friends like birds and butterflies too. And given the cool environment for driving, a lot of fuel will also be saved by not turning on the ACs!

It is great news that many developmental projects are coming up in our state. The projects which will have a major impact in every common Arunachalee’s life, irrespective of their socio-economical status, will be Trans Arunachal Highway, Railway line, Greenfield Airport and widening of capital road etc.Plantation all along these road/railway lines if taken up seriously will bring development and conservation under one single roof. But there are few practical problems like the overhead electric lines which may hinder roadside plantation. I know it will be asking for too much, but underground electric lines will solve this problem and the constant power cuts due to snapping of lines during extreme weather condition.

Now someone might ask what about the winter? Well, a deciduous tree is the answer. It will provide shade during summer and will shed its leaves during winter. However, it is important to give preference to local species found in nearby forest. Introduction of exotic species is slowly becoming outdated, as chances are more that these species won’t play a better ecological role than the local species.

Lastly, to quote one of my friends  Heymu Lohorung who have rightly said: “Everybody wants to park their vehicle in shade, but nobody plants a tree” (Writer is Range Forest Office with Govt of India)



Arunachal celebrates Dree

ITANAGAR, Jul 06:  Dree, the major agricultural festival of Apatani Community was celebrated in various district headquarters and other places throughout Arunachal Pradesh.

At Aalo Mopin Ground, Dree was celebrated with traditional fervor yesterday.

On the occasion, Parliamentary Secretary Home, Geology & Mining, Gadam Ete extended his wishes to all and said that it should be celebrated in better manner.

Dree is the agriculture related festival for bumper harvest, peace, and prosperity and brotherhood among all the communities and added that festival gives an opportunity for exchange of our rich culture. He encouraged for large participation from the district. The government under the leadership of Nabam Tuki is always committed to help for the development and preservation of the rich culture and heritage of the state.

Deputy Commissioner Monoj Kumar Sahoo also extended his Dree wishes to each and everyone on the occasion. He lauded the rich cultural heritage and its uniqueness and systematic celebration of Dree Festival.

One should not let the wind of change and modernity to dilute our rich culture and tradition, every effort should be made to preserve one’s own culture and identity, Sahoo added.

Zilla Parishad Chairperson Yaman Bagra also extended her Dree blessings to every community of the district. She said this is a platform where we can exchange our culture and views. While stressing on the preservation of our unique culture she said that it a collective responsibility of all.

Dree Festival Committee, Aalo President Khoda K Attung said that the idea behind celebration of Dree Festival and participation of other Cultural troupe is to give a platform to assimilate and to poster unity amongst all the community of the district.

General Secretary Er. Hage Nobin read out the Dree mythology.

Apart from cultural programme, Lottery Draw and Prize distribution were also held on the occasion.

At Yingkiong the Dree Festival was celebrated with traditional gaiety & fervor by the Apatani people residing at Yingkiong yesterday.

Dree Festival Celebration Committee, Yingkiong Chairman and SP Tage Habung, briefed about the history of Dree festival celebration and informed that in seventies visionary educated youth dreamed of celebrating the festival in centralized manner which was materialized later after lot of pains by our seniors. He also gave an elaboration about Dree mythology.

Dree Festival Celebration Committee, Yingkiong secretary Hibu Kojin extended his warm wishes to all the brethren of Arunachal Pradesh across the length and breadth of country.

Traditional sports like wrestling, cock fight and colourful cultural show including fashion show were organized on the occasion by the Dree Committee.

At Seppa, Dree was celebrated with traditional fervor yesterday. There was colourful cultural programme based on tradition & culture of Apatani during the day. DIPROs



Plantation marks Vanmohotsav at Oyan


RUKSIN, Jul 06: Lisang Do:nyi Welfare Society (LDWS) of Oyan in collaboration of Govt. Upper Primary School organized a plantation programme at festival ground and school premises here as part of week-long Vanmohotsav celebration.

Over 100 Teakwood and Gulmohon saplings were planted in and around Oyan Ligang Ground, Upper Primary School, GNA English School and village roadside by the members of LDWS, local Gaon Burahs, PRI members and students. They also took pledge for protection of the environment in the area for survival of the future generations.

Earlier, they organized a cleanliness drive at Oyan Charali and village (part-II) road.

Among others, Oyan village Head Gaon Burah Mohim Pait, Gram chairperson Suraj Pait, LDWS president GK Pait, teacher Taguram Tatak and others participated in the day-long programme.

Oyan village located at Assam-Arunachal boundary here is the oldest village in Ruksin sub-division. It is located near Poba RF at the left bank of Lali river. The area is rich with natural flora and fauna. But, unabated poaching and recurring flood is posing a great threat to the ecosystem of the area.



Challengers' T-7 Tournament-2013

Quarterfinal line up completes

ITANAGAR, Jul 6: The quarterfinal line up of Challengers’ Tiger Seven Tournament, 2013 was completed today after last two league matches were played at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today.

The eight teams advanced to quarterfinals are All Papu Nalla FC, Capital Complex Sporting Club-A, Jollang United FC, FC Doimukh,  United Cadets FC, Service-XI, Karna Tayum United FC and Oxfort FC.

As per the tournament format/rule, the winner of each team will only advance to the knock-out round.

All Papu Nall FC will meet CCSC in the first quarterfinal and Jollang FC will take on FC Doimukh in the second quarterfinal tomorrow afternoon.

In today’s first match, Tok Tollum FC trounced Karsingsa FC 7-0. Tamchi Talley (2 goal), Kipa Ronaldo (2), Tanmo Kiri (2), Tame Dolo (1) were the scorers.

The second played held between Oxfort FC and Sangay Lhaden Sport Academy ended in 3-3 draw.

Kime Doko scored two goals and Habung Kobin one for Oxford FC while Gyamer Cucu scored two goals and and Epik scored one for SLSA team.



Mudang Challyang and his Valeriana jatamansi cultivation

ZIRO, Jul 06: After successfully completing his Village Botany course from the State Medicinal Plant Board in 2012, Mudang Challyang has devoted himself in the subject and is trying his best to disseminate his knowledge to common masses of Apatani community.

Recently, he has planted more than 15,000 medicinal plants (grass) called ‘Valeriana Jatamansi’ in his bamboo garden with the guidance of Horticulture department, Ziro.

Generally, excepting few pine trees and other plant species nothing is grown in bamboo gardens of Apatanis. The ground is normally covered with wild grasses or bushes.  

The department of horticulture is attempting for integrated gardening by growing “Valeriana Jatamansi” in bamboo garden. Local Valeriana Jatamansi grass is also available in Ziro. Challyang has planted both local and departmentally provided varieties to cross examine the yielding capacity and quality.

If successful, it can generate some extra income for the local people.

Challyang is also working for finding more locally available medicinal plants and has discovered more than 70 species.

He is an activist in conservation of environmental – to preserve flora and fauna of the Valley. He is the present as well as founder secretary of Bio-diversity Management Committee Hong, Niitii.

Because of his interest and outstanding performance in preservation of environment and forest, he was invited to COP11 (XIth Conference of Party) at Hyderabad in October 2012 where representatives from 175 countries participated.

By profession, Challyang, son of Lt. Mudang Grayu of Hong village is an Asst. Teacher in the Department of Education. (The article is contributed by Yachang Tacho)



Anchal Samity meeting at Mebo

PASIGHAT, Jul 06: The first coordination meeting of the newly elected Anchal Samity Members of Mebo Banggo and Monggu Banggo  blocks was convened yesterday at Mebo.

The meeting was attended by Oti Dai ADC cum Member Secy. Anchal Samity Mebo, ASM Chairpersons Dinesh Mepola & Kaki  Ratan, all ASMs and officers of the Sub-Division. Newly elected ZPMs Kayem Tayeng and Oling Perme and ex ZPM Nanom Megu were the special invitees.

Addressing the gathering, ADC Oti Dai said, “The Panchayat Raj Institution is for empowering the rural masses and to begin the process of planning from the grass root level. For this there should be proper interaction and coordination between the officers and the PRI members. A good beginning has been made and I hope that it will help in ushering a new era of development in the area.”

ASMs and the AS Chairpersons while highlighting the various needs and demands in their respective areas, appealed all the officers to lend their cooperation and help them to initiate proper planning process. They wanted them to take them into confidence regarding any ongoing schemes and development activities in their areas. The Chairpersons also appealed all the members to maintain the team work and to know their duties.

Nanom Megu while sharing her experiences urged the lady members to be more active. Oling Perme appealed all to take up Siku bridge matter at the appropriate level as this is the only life line of the area.

The officers of various departments like Education, ICDS, Block Devlopment, RWD, PHE briefed about the activities taken up by their respective departments. They also assured to lend full support and cooperation to the PRI leaders and invited all to collect any kind of information from their offices.

After threadbare discussions it was adopted that demand for ADC (Independent) HQ, Mebo, CO Office and its infrastructural development at Namsing will be taken up. All the ongoing schemes and other activities of the departments to be brought to the knowledge of the PRI members. It was also resolved that the Anchal Bhawans at Mebo and Pasighat to be properly maintained and the Taro Tamak Ghat to be managed by the Anchal Samity. Demand for regular supply of electricity was also adopted. It was also unanimously decided that concerned authority will apprised of the threat of the Siku bridge so that the only lifeline is not disrupted.

Tatling Pertin, CO cum Member Secy. Gram Panchayat while thanking all for their cooperation hoped that all will put in their efforts to fulfill the purpose of the Panchayat Raj and the aspirations of the people. DIPRO



NSS seminar on National Integration

ITANAGAR, Jul 06: The National Service Scheme (NSS) unit of VKV, Itanagar conducted a seminar on the topic, ‘National Integration: Challenges and Solutions’ at the school today.

Attending the programme, NSS State Liaison Officer Dr. VN Sharma encouraged the students to involve themselves in social service and stressed on imbibing moral qualities, like dedication, discipline, cooperation, brotherhood by students.

Explaining the motto of NSS “Not Me But You,” Dr. Sharma said that one of the main purposes of NSS is to develop personality of students through community services.

“There four crore NSS volunteers all over the country and they are regularly organizing blood donation camps, Shramadan (labour), adventure programme etc.,” he informed, adding that NSS activity is compulsory for all students of IITs in the country.

Twenty higher secondary level students enthusiastically participated in the seminar and shared their views on the key theme.

Prizes were given to three best participants by the Principal of the school.

All the participating volunteers took NSS pledge led by Uthaman VN, Programme Officer.

Prize for ‘Best Report’ on National integration was also given away on the occasion. 350 students and 20 teachers attended the three-hour-long programme.



Monthly Coordination Meeting held

AALO, Jul 06: Monthly Coordination meeting was held under the chairmanship of West Siang district Deputy Commissioner, M. K. Sahaoo in his office conference hall yesterday with all HoDs.

Sahoo requested all HoDs to submit the relief contribution towards the victims of Uttarakand. While appreciating the installation of biometric attendance he directed all the HoDs not leave the station without proper permission.

Regarding encroachment in government land, he advised them to report district administration and coordinate with land department for proper solution and eviction if any. Regarding disaster management he directed to draw contingency plan and appointment of nodal officer in all the departments, clearance of drainage system in order to avoid any water logging in the township area.

He further stressed on proper maintenance of approach roads of township, distribution of school uniform, textbooks and mid day meals at all the schools, immediate posting of medical staffs at PHC Monigong and initiation of school health management programme. With response to the employment scheme of state government he directed all the departments to submit the reports on monthly basis as per prescribed format. DFCSO was asked to stock essential commodities.

While appreciating the highest ever collection of monthly revenue during the month of May 2013 by all the revenue holding departments he directed all HoDs to clear their electricity outstanding dues and appealed for more concentration on revenue collection. All the problems of the departments were also discussed in length.

DC repose full cooperation, sincerity and punctual for all round development of the district and requested for capacity building training of all in service group C and D staffs. DIPRO

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