July 16

Two Arunachalee archers to represent India at Asian GP

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: Two Archers from Arunachal Pradesh will represent the country at 2nd Asian Grand Prix Archery Championship to be held in Ullanbaatoar, Mongolia from July 26 to August two.

Sorang Yumi and Maselo Mihu of Sangey Lhaden Sports Acedemy along with Coach Kh. Ekasini Devi have been selected to represent India at 2nd Asian Grand Prix Archery Championship,” Sports and Youth Affairs Assistant Director Tadar Apa informed in a release.

Promising archer Genung Teksing has also been selected for undergo training at national archery coaching camp for men and women at Pune. The 20 days coaching camp is being conducted to train the selected archers of the country for various international tournaments to be held during 2013.

Meanwhile, Director of Sports and Youth Affairs DK Dinglow and Assistant Director Apa have wished them good luck and encouraged them to perform well.


Rally condemns blast at Bodh Gaya

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: A massive peace rally was organized at Bordumsa today condemning the bomb blast that took place at the Bodh Gaya Buddhist temple complex in Bihar on July 7.

People of all walks of life irrespective of caste, creeds and  religion took part in the peace rally which started from Buddha temple at Goju village  and  ended at ADC office Bordumsa.

Later a memorandum addressed to the chief secretary of the state was submitted through ADC. The four-point memorandum of the Purbanchal Buddha Samity, Ajat Satru Group demanded immediate arrest of the culprits involved in the blasts, sought adequate security for the Bodh Gaya temple, the Bikkhus, pilgrims and the Buddhist monasteries at Bordumsa, according to an official release.


Yoga and meditation workshop

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: The six-day workshop of Art of Living's unique yoga and meditation workshop will be conducted at Art of Living Centre at H Sector here from July 16 in the evening.

The centre piece of the workshop will be the Sudarshan Kriya, an innovative breathing technique designed by His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Designed by His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji, the Art of Living workshop equips the participants with a complete and simple discipline that harmonises the body, breath, mind and soul  through a combination of powerful yoga postures, meditation, breathing exercises and processes to cleanse the mind.


Orientation training for fishermen begins

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: Five days orientation training on ‘principles of fish seed farm management’ for fishermen began at Fish Farmers Training Centre, Emchi, Doimukh today.

Inaugurating training, J Taba, Director of Fisheries, exhorted the participants to attend all the practical trainings and learn from the resource persons on induced breeding and hatchery management.

Explaining the objective of the training, which aims to refresh and update the knowledge and to familiarize the participants with the advancement in technology and ever changing management practices, Taba suggested all the participants to apply practically what they have learnt from the training for effective management of fish seed farms for better production.

All the DDF, ADF (Trg.) and DFDO also spoke and elaborated on the key subjects.

This is the first training in a series of four such training planned for fishery demonstrators and fishermen.


Union demands posting of adequate teachers

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: All Upper Subansiri District Students Union (AUSDSU) has appealed to the higher authorities of education department and district administration for immediate solution to the teachers’ shortage problem in various schools of the district.

Informing that all the schools of district are facing problem due to non availability of subject teachers and the SSA, ATA teachers have been  running the Kodak Higher Secondary School, the  Union urged the authorities to solve the  problem  within August next.

Shortage of teachers or no teachers in interior areas has also forced the  students to seek admission at Daporijo Higher Sec. School where the maximum intake capacity has already been over, the  Union said and  urged the District administration and authority concerned of education department for immediate transfer of teachers in Interior schools to maintain the feeder system of educational institution properly. It also sought the cooperation of all senior citizens of the district for immediate solution to teachers shortage problem.


Arunachlee students take partin NSS Summer Mega Camp

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: An NSS contingent comprising of 10 volunteers led by Chukhu Abu of Don Bosco College took part in a 12-day NSS Summer Mega Camp held at Bangalore University Campus, Bangalore from June 29 to July 10 last.

Altogether 400 NSS volunteers from across the country had attended the camp.

Academic sessions, cultural programmes, symposium, visit to historical places in Mysore and Bangalore were the highlights of the programme.

Cultural programme by the Arunachalee students received accolades from all corners.


SRI technology introduced at Kabu

AALO Jul 15: In one of its endeavors to intensify rice production in West Siang District a team of Agriculture Development Officers comprising of Nyage Loya, Nitum Riba, Jarny Yomcha and Jumdo Jini introduced System of Rice Intensification, an improved technology in rice production at WRC field at Kabu village on July 11 last.

The introduction of this method of paddy cultivation is first of its kind in this part of the district where the conventional methods are prevalent.

Around 30 farmers of Kabu village performed this scientific transplanting method under the guidance and supervision of team of departmental officers. The SRI is a proven technology as it is equipped with certain desirable traits.  This method requires lesser seed rate, minimizes labour needs, and gives comparatively higher yields than the conventional methods of paddy cultivation.

In addition to this all agricultural operations could be done scientifically through farm tools and manual labours. The agriculture department has also decided to train more number of farmers in coming days in order to implement this technology to cover greater areas in West Siang district. DIPRO


Operation against traffic violators

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: City Police has decided to act tough against violators of traffic rules and regulations under Motor Vehicle Act.

The decision to tighten the noose on traffic violators was taken in view of the increasing traffic related incidents in and around capital complex, especially due to rash driving by unruly drivers, Capital Complex SP (in-charge) Nabam Gungte said in a release.

Police gave the owners of four and two wheelers, who do not posses valid documents of their vehicles, a week’s time to obtain it and advised all motorcyclists to wear helmets and cautioned against triple riding. The violators would be penalized as per MV Act, the release added.


Demonstration on manually operated rice trans-planter

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: Manually operated rice trans-planter was demonstrated by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Lower Dibang Valley in collaboration with North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), Nirjuli at Khinjili village today.

Addressing the farmers on the occasion, KVK Programme Coordinator Dr.TJ Ramesha urged them to adopt new techniques in paddy cultivation to overcome labour shortage problem and drudgery reduction in the field.

The subject matter specialists explained in details the advantage of using rice planter.

Altogether 21 farmers and farmwomen from different villages attended the demonstration programme.


Sports coaching for VKV students

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: A specially designed 10-day coaching camp for students of VKV, Itanagar was inaugurated by Director of Sports and Youth Affairs DK Dinglow here today.

While offering Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy for training the students of the school, Dinglow said that there is no dearth of sports talent in Arunachal Pradesh but the state lacks infrastructure.

About 90 selected students of the school will get training under guidance of experienced coach and trainers in various sports disciplines during the camp.

SC Dixit, Principal, PM Unnikrishnan, Education Officer also spoke and explained the need of grooming budding sports talents in the right age through regular coaching and training.


AAPYO reiterates demand on greenfield airport

ITANAGAR, July 15: The All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organization (AAPYO) has demanded the state government for the immediate construction of Greenfield airport at Karsingsa.

In a letter addressed to the chief minister, reiterating the demand it said, the central government under the supervision of Airport Authority of India (AAI) has sanctioned enough fund for its immediate construction. Keeping the grievances of common public and the general interest, the government should work it out right away as it had been delayed time and again without any genuine reason.The organization further warned of going ahead with democratic movement if the demand is not fulfilled.


Vandalism condemned

ITANAGAR, July 15: Condemning vandalism of Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs office, the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) assistant games and sports secretary and All Chimpu Youth Association (ACYA) has demanded for the immediate arrest of the culprit/s involved and to book them per law.

While informing that the office was attacked for the third time this time around, they expressed displeasure that the police department despite of the repeated attacks could not nab the culprits. They further demanded for speedy investigation of the case.


Councillor reiterates demand

ITANAGAR, July 15: Reiterating its demand for a garbage dumper at Banderdewa, Municipal Ward no. 30, Councillor Tai Tasung has expressed disappointment over the non-action of the UD department on his demand.

Why is the competent authority delaying when it is a known fact that Banderdewa being an inter-state boundary area needs to be kept clean, he said.


Pongte’s final ritual performed

CHANGLANG, Jul 15: Members from all community and religions offered prayers at W. Pongte’s burial place at Yankang village and prayed for his eternal peace. With this, the final traditional ritual – CHINGSATHOK has come to an end. Former Minister late W. Pongte had lost his life in a road accident at Dhemaji on June 15 last. DIPRO


Social service by ATC

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: Arunachal Theological College (ATC), Moinhappa, Itanagar family has conducted a social service to clean the college compound today as part of “Cleanliness Day” of Nyishi Baptist Church Council (NBCC), Model Village.

Over 200 saplings of ornamental tree were also planted to beautify the college campus.


SDO, DDSE flag off student’s exposure tour

ZIRO, July 15: Nending Chatung, Sub-Divisional Officer and Yumlam Tana, DDSE, Ziro has today flagged off 10 days ST/SC students’ exposure tour here at DDSE office premises in presence of staffs of DDSE, parents and media persons.

For the first time in the district under SSA scheme, the students are given chances to undergo exposure tour to outside state so as to let them have first hand information of outside world.

Earlier, DDSE in his brief speech highlighted the need of such exposure  visit and urged the students to take maximum benefit from the  educational tour.

While suggesting escorts to guide the students properly throughout the tour period, he asked them to show all the important places from which students could learn and get benefited.

Altogether, 30 students from the district are taking up the exposure visit. Bei Tal will lead the team as District Escort who will be assisted by Tallo Oniya, AT and Pegmir Tupo, AT. The team will visit Assam and Meghalaya.   


Governor calls on Assam counterpart, stresses on age-old ties

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma called on his Assam counterpart Janaki Ballav Patnaik at Raj Bhawan, Dispur yesterday and discussed various developmental and other issues related to both the States, including flood.

The Governor emphasized on strengthening the age-old cultural ties and economic bonds between the two friendly neighbouring States.

As a token of love, the Governor presented a framed ‘Mishmi pipe’ to Patnaik on behalf of people of Arunachal Pradesh.

First Lady of the State Jyotsna Sharma accompanied the Governor during his visit. PRO to Governor


News Impact


CM affirms commitment to 1 lakh job creation in private sector

New Delhi, Jul 15: As a part of the CM’s 1 lakh Employment Generation Programme, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki announced to conduct a Mass Recruitment Rally in the state capital Itanagar on 30th August next for large scale employment generation in the private sector.

The Chief Minister made this announcement after a meeting with Skill Development Training Providers held under his Chairmanship at New Delhi today.  The scope for strengthening the institutional infrastructure for skill development for the benefit of the youth in the state was the primary agenda of the meeting where national level vocational training providers from diverse sectors like textiles, beauty and wellness, hydropower, infrastructure, security etc, made their presentations for the long term engagement with the state.

In the rally, all the training providers will be present and apprise about various facets of their training programmes. Tuki was happy to note that almost 80% of the trainees would be getting placements after their respective trainings.

The Chief Secretary H.K Paliwal, who was present in the meeting, explained that the State Government would take necessary initiatives for providing adequate infrastructure to the training providers so that the candidates could avail the training within the state itself.

In his closing remarks, the Chief Minister underlined the importance of skill development and employment for youth in the overall development of the state and reiterated his Government’s commitment to the same.  The meeting was co-ordinated by the National Skill Development Agency (NSDA), the nodal agency for the Government of India for skill development under the Ministry of Finance.

The Director General of NSDA J.P Rai also spoke about the need to take forward the CM’s Employment Generation in a planned manner in the state. The meeting was also attended by Industries Minister, Tapang Taloh, MP Takam Sanjoy and Secretary Planning Sonam Chombay among a host of other senior officials of the state government. Training Providers like Construction Industry Development Council (under Planning Commission), Indian Institute of Skill Development, Security and Intelligence Services, VLCC Health Care, Apparel Training and Design Centre and others made their presentations in the meeting.  Earlier on the day, the Chief Minister had an extensive meeting with the Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh in the presence of MP Takam Sanjoy, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Chairman, Airport Authority of India to discuss the impending issue of the Greenfield Airport at Hollongi. It was decided in the meeting to pursue the early closure of the High Court case so that land acquisition can be completed for immediately starting of the construction work. Among other issues, the CM reiterated for airports at Lumla and also highlighted the need for Advanced Landing Grounds in different parts of the state besides requesting for increased frequency of flights to the Lilabari Airport for the benefit of passengers from the state.



Bridge threatened by turbulent Siku river


PASIGHAT, Jul 15: Continuous erosion by Siku River is posing serious threat to RCC Bridge between Ayeng and Mebo on National Highway-52. The turbulent river has also washed away fertile croplands and human habitations at its both banks. Though the authority concerned has been informed of the threat posed by the river on several occasions, no anti-erosion measure has been taken up so far.

The perennial stream is collecting plenty water at upper reaches, from the confluence of Siku and Sirum streams flowing down from Adi Pasi and Haohali areas respectively. Strong current of the river has posed serious threat to the bridge by eroding its right approach road.

Siku river also has eroded several acres of fertile land on both sides. It has been changing its course and taking its turn towards right side. Several hectares of cropland at Ayeng village have been swallowed by the river increasing its size by 10 fold over the last decade.

Locals said that though the authority concerned has been informed of the problems created by the river on several occasions, no effective measure has been initiated to control the flow of water.

It is observed the right abutment of the RCC bridge is breached by Siku river every year during monsoon disrupting road communication.

The bridge on the highway is vital as the road connects entire Mebo Sub-division and parts of Lower Dibang Valley district with district headquarters.

The local people are in apprehension of the fact that surging water of Siku river might enter the lain area on its right bank and sweep away Ayeng village. People feel that the authority should canalize the water flow towards left side to control its erosion menace, which has not done yet. Continuous erosion of the river would grip the human habitation on right bank if an early control measure for diversion of its wave is not initiated, they said.

Some leading citizens of Mebo including the members of BJP criticized their local MLA and other ruling party leaders for not attending the erosion problem posed by the rivers.

“The Border Road Task Force (BRTF), which is entrusted to construct the roads and bridges, is not applying the right technology to control Siku river. Further, local MLA Ralom Borang and former Mebo MLA Lombu Tayeng are turning a blind eye to the problem showing their utterly irresponsible and stubborn attitude,” said Lenzing Pertin, a senior BJP leader of Mebo.



AVP conducts speaking and writing skill workshop

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: For writing local languages, Roman script is the most unscientific one; but many of us tend to use the script, opined Chief Information Commissioner and President APLS YD Thongchi.

“All the linguistic treasure is stored in Sanskrit language, however unfortunately we were not taught Sanskrit,” Thongchi said while inaugurating the two days workshop for development of speaking and writing skills among the youngsters by Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP) at Science Center here on July 13. He appealed to the youngsters to imbibe literary activities and stressed the need to conduct similar workshops on regularly.

“We can speak well, if you can listen and understand well,” said Vinay Sahastrabudhe, Director, Rambhau Mhalagi Prabodhini, Mumbai.

Twenty-nine universities in USA have centers for Chinese studies as against six for Indian studies, said Sahastrabudhe, one of the main resource persons of the workshop, who thrilled the participants with his unique, humorous oratory skill while conducting sessions for development of speaking skills.  In total 60 youths from 10 districts participated in the workshop.

Nine sessions, including two practical, were conducted by resource persons, including Techi Gubin, Vice President and Tarh Takia, General Secretary of AVP.

The workshop was also guided by Obang Tayeng, Deputy Director, IPR, Bani Dangen, a renowned writer, Sumant Amshekhar, Boudhik Pramukh, RSS Assam, Ramesh Babu, Shraddha Jagaran Pramukh, Kalyan Ashram NE and Vijay Swami, Executive Director, RIWATCH.

Pratik Potom, former Director of School Education and President AVP stressed the need of conducting such programmes at district level in his concluding address. He also elaborated the welfare activities and work done by the AVP.



Aka Koro team participate in Folklife Festival in US

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: A  five–member team from Arunachal Pradesh had a golden opportunity to showcase the rich cultural heritage of the state in other side of the globe when the team was invited to participate in the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in the United States of America.

The team members belonging to Aka Koro community of Yangsey and Palizi villages of East Kameng and West Kameng took part in the “One World Many Voices, Smithsonian Folklife Festival at Washington DC, USA from June 26 to July 7 and showcased their rich culture, customs and traditions, handloom and handicrafts etc.

Bhokta Newar, a representative from M/s Boni Tours and Travels, Itanagar, who led and organized the trip to Washington DC, thanked the organizer of the Festival, especially David K Harrison and Dr. Gregory D Shelton Anderson, for inviting them to participate in it at their own sponsorship.

The participants were Sange Mijew, Khandu Degio, Ramda Degio and Sorsomi Degio.



Journalists observe protest day

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: The press fraternities of state today observed “Protest Day” to mark the completion of one year of the journalist shooting case and also to express their concern over many attacks on media.

They gathered at Arunachal Press Club this morning wearing black strips around their arm as mark of protest. The members voiced their concern over the repeated threats and attacks on the media persons across Arunachal.

The members further vowed  not to take rest till all the accused involved in the Tongam Rina shooting case are put behind bars and serve their sentences. It was organized by Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists (APUWJ) and Arunachal Press Club (APC).

Meanwhile, it was decided that henceforth, July 15, will be observed every year as Protest Day. On July 15 last year, associate editor of The Arunachal Times Tongam Rina was shot at outside her office.  



Arunachal to get additional fund for IWMP


NEW DELHI, Jul 15: Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh today assured Arunachal Pradesh Western Parliamentary constituency member Takam Sanjoy to allocate additional fund for covering more areas under the Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP).

The Lok Sabha member called on the union minister today after he along with state’s RD Minister Tanga Byaling had discussed the matter with the land resources department secretary under the union RD ministry at his Shastri Bhawan office here recently.

Moreover, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki had also endorsed the view in a letter to the union minister, which was the matter of discussion between Ramesh and the MP.

“I’m aware of the problems of the land-locked state and therefore would have special consideration for the tribal people of Arunachal Pradesh,” he told the MP, besides informing that the announcement he had made for Seppa-Lada road under the PMGSY for improving connectivity of the land-locked state has also been sanctioned.

Lada, a circle HQs of remote East Kameng district, is one of the 22 unconnected administrative centres of the state.

It may be recalled here that Ramesh during his visit to the Himalayan state in February last had announced special housing package for Puroiks besides assuring the chief minister of his ministry’s full cooperation for state’s speedy development.

The MP urged the union minister for funds for brining at least two lakh hacatre against the earmarked 45,000 lakh hacatre as agriculture-horticulture is the mainstay of tribal people of state’s agrarian communities.

This would facilitate to cover 60 assembly constituencies spread in 17 districts and serve as boon to the rural masses, mostly who live in far-flung and inaccessible areas. Moreover, the project is very popular amongst the farmers, local villagers, PRI Members and MLAs, Sanjoy said to drive home his opinion.

Only 45,000 lakh hacatre area under the IWMP was approved during this fiscal (2013-14) against 3.97 lakh hactare earmarked. The area earmarked for 12th Five Year Plan period (2012-13 to 2016-17) is 15.87 lakh hectare.

Therefore, additional area would help the state government in enforcing poverty alleviation programme and employment generation, its top priority agenda, especially for encouraging massive rubber and tea cultivation, the MP said to justify his plea.

The present government headed by Tuki has announced to generate one lakh employment opportunities during the 12 FYP.



GSU demands cancellation of transfer orders

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: A delegation of the Galo Students Union (GSU) led by its secretary General Binya Ronya called on the director of elementary education and registered strong protest over transfer of teachers from the schools without relievers.

The Union in its memorandum urged the DEE to  cancel the transfer orders  of the  two ATAs  of  Govt Higher Secondary School, Liromoba saying that the school is  already facing acute shortage of teachers.

Highlighting the ground reality of Govt. Bopu primary School and Govt. Hr. Sec. School Liromoba, the Union  said  that Bopu Primary school is being run by a lone teacher who is transferred to Kurung Kumey district. On the other hand Govt. higher Sec School, Liromoba is  facing acute shortage of teaching staff  but the  teacher duo has been transferred without reliever,  the union resented  and described   the act as utter negligence  that has been prevailing in education system.

How could the education department achieve the goal of quality education in state by making schools defunct ? the Union questioned.

Meanwhile,  GSU has congratulated Tongam Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times for being selected for prestigious media award “Prize for the Freedom and Future of the media -2013” instituted by  Media Foundation, Leipzig, Germany. It is a matter of proud for Galo Community as well as inspiration for younger generation of the state, the  Union said in its release.



Students hold protest dharna over admission row

Taya Bagang

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: Yet again, Dera Natung Government College (DNGC), one of the prominent educational institutions of the state is all gripped with issue of discrimination among the students in the name of catchment and non-catchment area.

In reaction to that, a peaceful dharna was organized at the office premise of Higher and Technical Education department by senior  and aggrieved students along with some AAPSU leaders today.

During the peaceful protest, the students have alleged that for the admission for upcoming academic session,  altogether 1500 forms of the applicants, belonging to other districts excluding Papum Pare district have been rejected in the name of non-catchment areas.

Further it has been revealed that only meager number of 100 students from non-catchment zone, which constitutes larger part of state, have been admitted, having 50 percent mark.  “Where will the rest of students go in pursuit of their career?” was the concerned voice of the protestors.

“This college has intake capacity with 150 seats for Bachelors of Commerce and 180 seats for Bachelors of Science, which in compare to the 300 seats alone in commerce section of some higher secondary schools is inadequate. To cater to the needs of growing students, government should increase the seats”, lamented Riba Jomoh, a senior student.

While responding to the aggrieved students’ plea, Joram Begi, director of Higher and Technical Education has assured to look into the matter by admitting those 1500 applicants within two to three days.  

Meanwhile those aggrieved students have resolved to fight till the Education department fulfills their genuine grievances.



Panchayat coordination meeting puts emphasis on team spirit

PASIGHAT, Jul 15: In order to strengthen Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs), a coordination meeting was held recently at Pasighat under the chairmanship of the East Siang ZPC Kaling Dai. The DPDO T Pada and all the ZPMs of the district were present in the meeting.

Chairman Dai stressed for close coordination among the officers and Panchayat members so that the district is taken to new heights of prosperity. He enjoined upon them to work with spirit for overall development of the people. Dai said that steps are being taken up to empower Panchayat Raj Institutions for which all the officers and Panchayats have to play a vital role in developmental activities. He hoped that all the departments shall cooperate with them so that the welfare schemes and projects are implemented in letter and spirit.

ZPM of Bogong-II, Okom Yosung while addressing the house, proposed that ZPC should be re-designated as Chairman of DPC to bring development at grass-root level. He urged that 40 per cent of SPA and all CSS fund to be released to the Zilla Parishad for root level execution and development.

Koyu ZPM Takir Kakki said without devolution of power PRIs it will be difficult to achieve targeted standard.

ZPM, Kenyom Dabii pleaded for judicious utilization of ‘Untied Fund’ adding that every file should be routed through the ZPC and it was supported by the other ZPMs who were present in the meeting.

The house had threadbare discussions on many other major issues like constitutional rights of PRIs, construction of Zilla Parishad Cottage, various central sponsored welfare schemes, funds to release honorariums of contractual staffs and enhancement of manpower, required funs for modernization of office automation and other office expenditures. DIPRO



Fund  embezzlement allegation misguided, baseless’

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: With the news report of fund embezzlement by Banderdewa Range Officer as alleged by Banderdewa Karsingsa Youth Welfare Association (BKYWA), All Banderdewa Circle Students’ Union (ABCSU) and Banderdewa Bazaar Welfare Committee (BBWC), the All Banderdewa Circle Anti-Corruption Youth Forum (ABCACYF) has come to the rescue of the Banderdewa Range Officer.

The trio organization had alleged the concerned range officer of Banderdewa Forest Division of nexus with the executing agency of road cutting work from Niya to Pichola sanctioned under TFC grant in the misuse of its fund.

In a letter addressed to the chief secretary, ABCACYF claimed that it’s a misguided allegation.

As per the information collected from the sources, the said work is almost 80 percent completed and no payment has been made so far. And the estimate is prepared by the concerned authority of PWD as per the govt guidelines, it said.

The agitators should go through ground reality before going to the media for tarnishing, defaming a dedicated and sincere officer, it maintained further appealed them to refrain from harassing sincere officers.

Meanwhile,  the All Arunachal Pradesh Border Peace Association (AAPBPA) while expressing satisfaction over the road cutting work from Niya to Pichola sanctioned under TFC, dismissed the allegation saying that the work is progressing smoothly as per the stipulated time.

All the allegations are false, baseless and politically motivated, the Association said.



Summer football tournament concludes

SEPPA, Jul 15: The Summer Cup Football Tournament organized by Langku Kamku Football Club, Seppa concluded today at General Ground, Seppa.       

Altogether, 12 teams from across the district participated and in the final match Type-II colony beat host-Langku Kamku football club and emerged as the champion of the tournament.

The winner walked away with a cash award of Rs.30, 000 with a trophy. Runners up with a trophy and cash of Rs. 15,000 and best discipline team (Papu Valley team) with a cash of Rs. 5000.

The individual prize winners are Hofe Dada of LKFC players of the tournament, Gandhi Jomoh, LKFC highest scorer and Chapo Jomoh, Type-I-II colony best goalkeeper.

Meanwhile, attending the final match and closing ceremony, ZPM Raju Gyadi encouraged the youth to refrain from anti-social activities, drugs abuse etc rather work hard and make football or any other game as their profession.

SP BK Mishra, East Kameng also encouraged the youth to maintain sportsman spirit inside play field and to maintained the same spirit outside the play field too.

Earlier, the tournament was inaugurated by  Meyuk Cheda, ZP Chairperson and Taper Pada, ADC on July 5 last.

The tournament was organised by LKFC under the technical supervision and guidance of Karbia Dodum, DSO Koya Yame, football coach and Sonam Bagang, match commissioner. DIPRO



Tourist vehicles under MMPV Yojna flagged off

BOMDILA, Jul 15: Tourist vehicles under Mukhya Mantri Paryatan Vikas Yojna (MMPVY) were flagged off today by Deputy Commissioner A K Singh at Tourist Lodge complex Bomdila.

Speaking on the occasion, Singh stated that MMPVY was mooted during his tenure as Tourism Director. He advised the beneficiaries to take utmost care of both the vehicles as well as the tourists traveling in it which in turn will give rich dividend in the long run. He also assured to organize an orientation training programme for all the beneficiaries of the district so that their projects become a successful tourism venture.

MD AP Apex Bank Ltd Tsering Thungdok asked the beneficiaries to repay the loan component in time and avail further financial assistance from Apex Bank. He also assured to extend bank loan for other tourism based projects like hotels, restaurants, home stay facilities, adventure trekking gears.

Tsering Wange, Advisor Arunachal Pradesh Tour Operators Association (APTOA) asked the tourism transport entrepreneurs to arm themselves with the general knowledge of local tourist hot spots, maintain the vehicles in tip top condition and to give their best service to the visiting tourists.

Tabam Rigio DTO (Tourism) informed that 15 tourists vehicles were sanctioned for West Kameng District under the  Mukhya Mantri Paryatan Vikas Yojna.

Armed conflict and children

Classrooms, teachers and pupils will continue to be seen as legitimate targets unless there is tougher action against human rights violations, an overhaul of global aid priorities and strengthened rights for displaced people, a new report by the United Nations educational agency warns, urging action on behalf of 28 million children out of school in the world's conflict zones. The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's has recently launched a new report, Education for All Global Monitoring Report, which shows that half of the 57 million children out of school live in conflict-affected countries and that urgent action is required on several key fronts to address their needs.

Globally, the number of children out of school has fallen from 60 million in 2008 to 57 million in 2011. However, the report underscores that the benefits of this slow progress have not reached children in conflict-affected countries; they now make up 50 per cent of children who are denied an education, up from 42 per cent in 2008. More than half of those struggling to get an education in conflict-affected countries are women and girls.

The paper was released in partnership with Save the Children to mark the 16th birthday of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl and education rights activist shot by the Taliban in October 2012. The day has is being commemorated as "Malala Day".

The paper, 'Children battling to go to school', shows that 44 per cent of the of the 28.5 million children affected live in sub-Saharan Africa, 19 per cent in South and West Asia and 14 per cent in the Arab States. The vast majority - 95 per cent - live in low and lower-middle income countries. Girls, who make up 55 per cent of the total, are the worst affected, as they are often victims of rape and other sexual violence that accompanies armed conflicts.




Timely help saved a life

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I take this opportunity on behalf of my family members and relatives to express our gratefulness and profound thanks to some venerable and saintly individuals who were instrumental in saving life of my wife recently.

Due to some serious health problem, on last 30th June my wife was admitted to District Hospital Aalo and the team of doctors immediately referred her to Dibrugarh for treatment. It required an urgent air evacuation of my wife from Aalo to Dibrugarh for further treatment to save her life. The air evacuation was opportunely effected on 3rd July’ 2013 because of utmost kind and prompt action initiated by Nabam Tuki, Chief Minister & Minister Civil Aviation; Jambey Tashi Parliamentary Secretary Civil aviation; Sonam Chombey, secretary Civil Aviation; M.K. Sahoo, Deputy Commissioner Aalo; Techi Tab, Nodal Officer Civil Aviation; Tagom Taloh, SI and Hussain ADST Office Aalo which enabled timely and successful operation of my wife at Dibrugarh. Dr Goter Doke, Gynaecologist; Dr Linya Lollen, Medical Superintendent, Dr Kangkeng Jopir, SMO; Aalo were instrumental in providing local treatment and timely referring of my wife to Dibrugarh. Raja Jini, Asstt PRO, Aalo extended fullest support in liaising and other personal support and our special hanks to him.

We recognize contribution of doctors like Dr Ashok Aggarwal, Gynaecologist, Dr Antara, Gynaecologist and Aditya Hospital, Dibrugarh for having done the life saving operation and treatment upon my wife.

And lastly, we extend our heartiest gratitude to all officers and officials of Civil Aviation Department; Deputy Commissioner, Aalo and DMO, Aalo who extended their best possible service at the time of our distress and whose names we feel sorry to be not able to mention here for want of space.


Tagam Mibang

Upper Colony, Aalo

West Siang District





Let truth be heard

Dear Editor,

This is in response to the news published on local dailies dated 17thJune 2013 under the headline “SURRENDERED ACCUSED REMANDED TO POLICE CUSTODY”. To my utter surprise, the statement given by Mr. Hura Mangha is totally fabricated and planned story to save himself and tarnish my image in my locality or society.

On that faithful night,  on 22nd .February 2012 an incident took place at Kola camp forest check post. Four of us which includes my friend were having discussion around 9:30 PM. In that very moment one truck which was loaded with full of illegal timber passed through. Meanwhile one of my friend laughed loudly just for fun after cracking joke among us. Suddenly that moving truck stopped just few meters ahead of us. One of my friends went nearby truck to offer help thinking they stopped because of some problem. Instead of asking help, he suddenly took out his long sharp sword (DAO) and tried to attack one of my friends. Then my friend shouted for help and run toward me. I also tried to talk and stop him bravely but he did not even spare me. He attacks me with his DAO which I narrowly escape from fatal death. There was no other way but to defend myself. In self defense I gave him one heavy blow on his forehead, which leads him to be hospitalized. On that night we called police from Doimukh and police took him away. But the very next day on 23rd Feb 2012 they lodged an FIR against us at Doimukh police station. We were arrested by Doimukh police on the same day for assaulting him and remained in police custody for 36 hour. (He falsely claimed that we were not arrested)

After that we had invited them for settlement on mutual understanding and to bring amicable solution between us. But they refused the same. Even they were not ready for further taking the case through the police and intimidate us of dare consequence. Thereafter, case remains off without any solution between us.

On 31st March 2013 (Sunday) around 12:30 pm, (one year after the incident) I was returning back from my brother’s house. While on the way, Mr. Tarh alias Hura Mangha suddenly attacked me from back side with sharp edged Dao while I was busy talking with someone else in cell phone.

They attacked me with Dao because of which my right hand wrist was chopped off. Actually he tried to murder me but by the grace of Almighty God my precious life has been saved and I managed to escape from the spot by collecting my chopped palm. After that one of his co accused came in red colour PULSAR bike and escaped from the spot within no time. After the incident I was taken to local Hospital and later referred to Guwahati for further treatment. I would like to appeal to the law enforcement agency to take an appropriate action as per law of the land against the culprit. I am informing these episodes to the civilized people of Arunachal Pradesh to know the real story of particular incident.


Tana Martin (Victim)




Negligence caused death of young soul

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to share my grief regarding the incident which took place at Govt. Middle School, Mani. Being family member of the deceased, it saddened us to know that we have lost one of our beloved children because of negligence of school authority especially by Principal and Hostel Warden. Days have gone when children considered teacher as their second parent and teacher consider the student as their own child.

But now-a-days, the image of some of the teachers are fading away day-by-day.

The incident which happened could have been avoided if concern authority informed the child’s parent about his health condition. We the family member of the deceased strongly feels that directly or indirectly the Principal and Hostel Warden will have to be held responsible and they should resign from their job on moral ground as well as they should be put behind the bar till the investigation is over.  A deceased gone for his home on 4th July, 2013 and his death body is found on 6th July, 2013, in a river in Assam with multiple head injuries. The photos taken by the Assam Police before cremation of the body, clearly indicates that the boy was murdered and dumped in to river. Surprisingly, we the parent got information about child missing only after one week i.e. 13th July, 2013. It is hard to believe that even in the modern technology days this type of incident can happened. We the family member of the deceased are totally confused, how can a teacher leave the boy alone who is sick and need medical treatment. His friend wanted to take him up to home, but hostel warden did not allowed him to go with deceased. They should have made a call to us and inform that boy is leaving for home as well as they should enquire about child when he is not coming back hostel for one week. This case is totally pre-plan murder and we the family member strongly appeal the District Administration to kindly investigate the case and punish the culprits behind this murdered.

Lastly, we the family member of the deceased appeal all the parents who have keep their children at hostel to make inquiry about their child and do not trust teacher blindly.  We do not blame all the teaching staff and we do respect sincere teachers and value them in our society.


Gyamar Taka

Gyamar Takiang

Tadar Janu



PPWC remembers contribution of former DC Mishra

Dear Editor,

Pasighat Peoples’ Welfare Committee, Pasighat expressed hope that new Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava would maintain the same spirit and zeal and work for the development and cause of the people by giving priority to improvement of power supply, law and order and women cause as assured in her first introductory meeting of PRI members, Councilors and HODs.

The PPWC welcomes her commitment and assures to extend cooperation especially on power issue as it is the priority agenda of Pasighat People's welfare committee.

On behalf of people of Bogong Anchal Block-ll of East Siang district I express gratitude to outgoing Deputy Commissioner, Rajesh Kumar Mishra, for the commendable developmental works done by him within a short span of his tenure. Within a year of him taking charge as Deputy Commissioner of this district the developmental works in this district has taken place at accelerated pace. The innovative ideas conceived by DC Mishra is being materialized in the form of ongoing works of development of much needed Recreation Park at Komlighat, opening of police check gate at 2 mile to check unwanted motor vehicle violators and infiltrations, Renovation of Pasighat Town Club which was lying in deteriorating conditions for ages, installation of CCTV Surveillance system in strategic locations at Power House, market area, Pasighat General Hospital, DC's office within a very limited source is appreciable in all forms. During his tenure the scenario of law and order in the district especially in Pasighat Township tremendously improved. Providing of motor bikes to traffic police to enable regular patrolling within the township is one of the much needed steps to check traffic violators and unwanted elements thereby instilling a sense of security amongst the people. With his caliber and experience he has successfully conducted the recent Municipal and Panchayati Raj Election in a peaceful manner in the district. Besides maintaining a good rapport with his subordinates and every HODs thereby functioning as a guide especially with the police department, his excellent public relation deserves appreciation. Irrespective of one's caste, creed or status he is ever ready to redress the grievances and maintaining friendly gestures with a distinction of zero egoism.


Okom Yosung

ZPM Bogong-II cum Chairman

Pasighat Peoples’ Welfare

Committee, Pasighat


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