ITANAGAR, Jul 29: Heavy down pour has triggered flash flood reportedly submerging
Passa Residential School, Rilloh and Ngoleko village, washing away dozen of paddy
fields under Taza Happa circle of Pakke-Kessang Administrative circle in East Kameng
The flood has reportedly affected more than 15 families.
This was informed by Anchal Chairperson of 13th Pakke Kessang CD Block, Devi Changrang
Anchal Chairperson informed that marooned villagers are taking shelter at Taza Happa
Circle Headquarter building since last two weeks.
The flood has forced School to stop classes as there is no alternate place for teaching,
"The flash flood has marooned more than fifteen families rendering them homeless.
Now they are taking shelter at Taza Happa Circle Headquarter" said Devi Changrang
Anchal Chairperson squarely blamed Trans-Arunachal Highway executing agency Sushi
Infra & Mining Limited for compounding the flood situation due to haphazard earth
cutting and mud dumping in the area.
"Marooned families have not only lost their houses but also their respective paddy
fields. Where do they go, questioned Devi holding Sushi Infra responsible for triggering
flash flood. She further demanded immediate relief from the executing agency and
district administration claiming that district administration is yet to provide relief
Circle Officer Pakke-Kessang had constituted a six member committee on July 10 for
spot verification to assess the actual damages in which it shortlisted 15 affected
The affected village comes under Seijosa ADC and it is said that relief funds were
immediately handed over to the administration by the state government.
Meanwhile, East Kameng Deputy Commissioner Rajeev Takuk informed that considering
the communication problem of Seijosa, he accompanied by SP and EAC visited the affected
villages on July 9 and provided relief materials.
DC claimed that without waiting for relief amount from the government, the district
administration has provided relief materials to affected people. He also said that
relief amount would be transferred through Public Finance Management System and the
detailed report of damages and losses will be submitted to government soon.
RK Mission Hospital denies report of water crisis
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: After report emerged that water crisis had led to cancellation
of schedule surgeries in RK Mission hospital, Chief Engineer PHE &WS department Er
Toko Jyoti visited the hospital and took stock of the situation on Saturday. Accompanied
by Executive Engineer, Capital Complex Er Tadar Mangku and Assistant Engineer Debia
Padang, the officials inspected water tank installed inside hospital premises and
later met Secretary RKM Swami Vishweshananda.
The Secretary claimed that no surgery has been cancelled as reported in this daily
and that hospital is functioning normally.
"On Friday, four scheduled and two emergency surgeries were successfully conducted.
One surgery had to be cancelled due to technical reason while two patients sought
discharge and opted to undergo operation at a later stage," said Swami Vishweshananda.
However, he did acknowledge that during initial period of water crisis, hospital
struggled to cope.
"From July 10 to 12 when pipeline broke down for the first time, we faced serious
water crisis. However, learning from the experience, we have installed two tanks
with capacity of 8000 litre capacity and 6000 litre respectively for OT and OPD section
from our own source. So question of water crisis does not arise. PHE department has
been actively supporting us and even in this time of crisis, they have provided sufficient
water to the hospital," he added.
Chief Engineer Er Toko Jyoti informed that department has given top priority to
RK Mission and Tomo Riba hospital.
"We have arranged separate line for RKM from Lappu Nallah and Senki park tank. There
is PHED water tank inside hospital with 4.5 lakh litre capacity. Water is being supplied
24 hours and at present water volume in the tank is 3.00 lakh litres," said Chief
Engineer. He also said that department has posted a regular staff at RKM hospital
water tank to monitor the flow of water.
Further, he appealed to the people not to level unsubstantial allegation stating
that it demoralizes those who are working round the clock to restore the water supply.
"We understand that people are facing extremely difficult situation and we truly
appreciate the cooperation given to us by the citizens of capital complex. We all
need to understand that no one can fight nature's fury. Due to dedicated effort of
everyone, the restoration work is going on full swing and we expect to re-start the
water supply to Itanagar and Naharlagun soon," he added.
Villagers construct house to accommodate teachers
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: Without waiting for Government's help, the villagers, Panchayat
leaders and School Management Committee members constructed a traditional house on
self-help basis to accommodate the newly posted teachers of Govt. Upper Primary School,
Jomoh under Rumgong Circle in Siang district.
Construction materials like 'Toko Patta' and Bamboo for the 22Mt. long house were
contributed by two villagers-Tapon Talom and Tagong Tabi, informed Rumgong ZPM Tanam
The ZPM appreciated the philanthropic step taken by the public of Jomoh Village for
the welfare of the student community under the guidance of ASMs Tarik Tasing and
He appealed to the people tired of waiting for government help, to draw inspiration
from such philanthropic activities.
Youth leader files FIR against Parl. Secy
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: All Lower Subansiri Youth Association (ALSYA), district unit President,
Dunik Taru has filed an FIR at the Ziro Police Station on July 27, demanding arrest
of Parliamentary Secretary Likha Saaya for allegedly threatening him of dire consequences.
In an FIR, Taru said that he received a call at around 8.30 PM on July 26, where
the caller identified himself as Likha Saaya and alleged Taru of following him and
disturbing him in the compensation issue under the Trans-Arunachal Highway from Potin
to Bopi via Yazali, Yachuli, Ziro and Raga.
Claiming that every minute of the phone conversation has been recorded, Taru said
that he was fearful for his life as Saaya was an influential person and requested
the police to register a case of criminal intimidation and death threat, besides
Meanwhile, dismissing the charges made against him, Parliamentary Secretary Likha
Saaya said that "Dunik Taru is a self-styled president masquerading as a social activist".
"As an elected representative of the region under Yachuli Constituency, the area
where the self-styled president carries out his so-called social activities, I was
fed up with several complaints against Taru of dictating terms to the government
officials and staffs. Therefore, it was with the intention of putting a stop to such
activities of Taru, that I made a call, which an opportunist that he is, decided
to make it public to tarnish my image," Saaya added.
APSCW seeks regular hotel checks
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: Following arrest of several women and under aged girls by police
on suspicion of being sex workers on Friday, the Arunachal Pradesh State Commission
for Women (APSCW) appealed to the district administration and police to conduct unannounced
visits of all the hotels to check sex rackets. It said that hotels are not strictly
checking the customer IDs allowing such activities to thrive.
The commission, along with the Child Welfare Committee (CWC), Itanagar Capital Complex
and members of Arunachal Pradesh Women's Welfare Society (APWWS) visited the Women
Police Station, Itanagar to conduct a preliminary enquiry.
During the enquiry, it was found that they were running flesh trade from various
hotels across the Capital Complex.
The Commission who counseled the girls said that most of them were involved as sex
workers due to weak economic background, broken families and weak parenting.
The Commission, CWC, APWWS has appreciated SP A. Koan, SDPO Techi Henyir and her
team for the arrests.
MP inaugurates suspension bridge
RUKSIN, Jul 29: Member of Parliament Ninong Ering on Saturday inaugurated a suspension
bridge over Sika Korong at Sika Bamin village under Pasighat West constituency.
The bridge was constructed at a cost of Rs 12 lakh funded under the MP's Local Area
Development Fund during 2016-17.
Construction of suspension bridge will help the village people as this bridge connects
the village with agricultural lands at other side of the stream, said Head Gaon Burah
(HGB) of Siaka Bamin Tali Taki.
Prior to this, he said, the villagers faced lots of hardships in crossing the stream,
especially during rainy season.
Later, Ering visited the Govt. Secondary School, Sika Bamin and interacted with the
students and teachers. The MP sanctioned 10 ceiling fans for the schools.
Ering also visited Oyan village bordering Assam and met senior villagers and discussed
development plans and policies.
Christians suffered under Congress: BJP
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: State BJP Vice President Dominic Tadar said that it was during
Indira Gandhi's Congress regime that Christian people of the state had to suffer.
He was responding to question about atrocities and persecutions on Christians in
the country under BJP regime at an event in Raga Assembly Constituency recently.
"Christians were persecuted, houses burnt, property looted and heavy fines imposed
in between 1974 to 1976 in Arunachal Pradesh especially in Papum Pare region" he
said while sharing the story of his own father.
Tadar said that he was living example as a Christian leader in BJP and has never
seen or faced any sort of discrimination and persecutions since his long innings
with the party.
Policy on SSA teachers as regular employees soon: CM
TAWANG, July 29: Chief Minister informed that education department has been directed
to come up with a policy to absorb SSA teachers as regular state government employees.
He said that the job regularization of SSA teachers is a burning problem as many
of these teachers have given more than 10 years of service and many are on the verge
of crossing upper age limit to apply for job in govt sectors.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu said this during a visit to the newly established Government
College here, which began its classes from July 25 last.
He informed that in July cabinet sitting, 67 posts of Assistant Professors has been
sanctioned for which the recruitment will be carried out soon while more than 1500
posts of teachers in govt schools are being created.
Earlier, the Chief Minister inspected the facilities in the college campus, which
is functioning from its temporary campus at Tsangyang Gyatso High Altitude Stadium
and Govt. Primary School.
The Chief Minister said the establishment of the college had to be done in a hurried
manner, as absence of institute of higher education in the district took a great
toll on students.
He said students from Tawang earlier had to go outside the district for higher education,
which many poor families couldn't afford.
The Chief Minister informed that state government has allocated Rs 10 crore for the
college and requested the administration and the department to speed up construction
works for academic and hostel buildings in the permanent campus.
The Chief Minister donated Rs 5 lakhs for the college. He also assured to donate
funds through Dorjee Khandu Trust to Tawang Monpa Employees Society (TMES) for establishment
of a coaching centre in Tawang to train students to appear for various competitive
Earlier speaking on the occasion, Tawang MLA Tsering Tashi appealed to the students
to bring good name to the college.
Principal-in-charge, Dr Yeshi Gyesen informed that college has 153 students in English,
Economics, Geography, Political Science and History subjects with more students likely
to join after the results of the Class XII compartmental exams are out.
Bursting towns and cities
Flights Of Fantasy
[ M Panging ]
Today, more and more people are migrating to urban towns and cities in search of
better education for children, better facilities, better medical facilities and better
lives! The increased migration is leading to increased houses, rent houses which
is further leading to increase in colonies and settlements. New colonies and settlements
are leading to increased shops, bazaars and offices. New areas with jungles, hills,
rivulets are being developed for new settlements. The demand for new housing is such
that many open areas, gardens, streams are also being encroached upon. In many cases
even govt areas and forest areas are not spared. These new settlements are mushrooming
in an unplanned manner. Most expansions of the towns are dictated by local people
with the local authorities reacting only after the colonies have come up!
Increased population in new settlements has multiplied the demand for new electric
connections, water connections and infrastructure like roads, drainage etc. Due to
unplanned expansion of our towns, the addition of new settlements is not being matched
by similar increase in essential infrastructure like electricity, water supply, roads,
drainages etc. This is leading to acute shortages of essential services like electricity,
water supply, drainages, roads etc.
Increased population and increased income has also led to sharp increase in numbers
of vehicles. There are so many vehicles that there is acute lack of parking space.
One lane of many roads are just being used for parking vehicles. Our roads are unable
to cater to this increase in vehicles and traffic. Even in our small towns, there
are chaotic traffic jams and commuters are spending hours in their vehicles. Sometimes
it takes 2-3 hours to cover 15-20 km. The increase in vehicles has further led to
increase in air pollution and temperatures are on the rise.
Due to contamination of drains and sewages with plastic packets and non degradable
waste most drains and sewages are blocked. Due to lack of suitable drainage and blocked
drains/sewerages, many roads, localities, bazaars get clogged with water accumulation
after few hours of rainfall. Many of our roads are not constructed with any slope
and few roads/localities do not have drains at all.
This leads to water clogging and accumulation after few hours of rainfall.
To rectify these anomalies, municipal councils were recently established in many
towns. However, with the enormity of the task at hand, in some cases the towns have
become dirtier and chaotic after the formation of municipal councils! One solution
maybe is to develop our small towns and villages into independent, clean and livable
entities. May be that will slow down this craze of urban migration! We need to
pay more attention to planning and expansion of our towns. Don't we want to live
in clean, orderly and well planned towns? Shouldn't we be proud of our towns?
DRDA strike suspended
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: The All India DRDA Staff Welfare Association Arunachal Pradesh,
State Unit has temporarily called off its ongoing pen down/tool down agitation following
constitution of committee by the state government to work towards their demands.
In a press statement today, the agitating association, however, stated that it would
resume agitation anytime if the constituted committee's proposal is delayed or their
demand denied by the government.
The DRDA staff have been demanding for absorption of staff by creating 582 posts
in the Rural Development Department and regular disbursement of salary.
CEO threatens Traffic Wardens
ITANAGAR, Jul 28: The Chief Estate Officer has threatened to discontinue the services
of the Traffic Wardens without further notice.
This warning came after the Traffic wardens decided to go ahead with whistle down
strike on August 7.
In a release, CEO Talo Potom stated that whistle down would amount to violation
of the terms and condition of their engagement on Master Roll basis as Traffic Wardens
and whoever is found absent from August 7 onwards shall automatically be discontinued
from further service without notice.
Namsai gets New Bus Station
NAMSAI, Jul 29: Parliamentary Secretary Chau Zingnu Namchoom on Saturday inaugurated
the newly constructed APST Bus Station at Namsai.
Namchoom emphasized on creation of more facilities like pay and use toilet, drinking
water, resting shed and widening of roads near the bus stand to accommodate the increasing
demand of Namsai after becoming district headquarters.
Deputy Commissioner Deputy Commissioner RK Sharma asked the Station Superintendent
to submit the requirements immediately and also directed the EE, PWD to start road
Later in the day, Namchoom laid the foundation stone of 100-bed Boys Hostel at Govt.
Higher Secondary School, Namsai to be constructed under centrally sponsored MsDP
scheme of Ministry of Minority Affairs.
Earlier, Namchoom along with the Deputy Commissioner visited the ongoing construction
works of Multipurpose Cultural Hall and VKV School building. He asked the EE PWD
to complete both the works within current financial year.
Dept claims better garbage management
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: Garbage collection and its disposal in Roing town is far better
than many other towns in the state, where door-to-door garbage collection system
was introduced first, stated Deputy Director, Urban Development and Housing, Roing.
While most of the towns have stopped the practice of door-to-door garbage collection
by the end of March this year due to discontinuation of fund by Government of India,
DUDA Roing is still continuing it in spite of fund constraints in order to keep the
township clean, a press statement by the Deputy Director said while responding to
an article published in this daily recently under heading "Stinking Roing: A Grim
reminder of poor garbage Management."
Deputy Director clarified that truck carrying garbage could not move inside the dumping
ground during the end of June and early part of July this year owing to the breakdown
of JCB forcing the Department to dump the collected wastes temporarily outside the
The Deputy Director also clarified on the incinerator.
The incinerator was installed during 2016 through the Corporate Social Responsibility
funding of NHPC, Dibang Multipurpose Hydropower Project. And, as per allotment of
area by the District Administration it was installed at Mashelo village and after
final completion of the project, the same had to be relocated to the dumping ground
due to violent protest by the villagers of Mashelo. As a result, the incinerator
could not be made operational due to absence of water and electricity in the present
site", he said.
Further, the pending liabilities have been created amounting to Rs 1, 20,000 against
M/s Radhika Engineers, Ambala, Haryana for dismantling and re-assembling of the incinerator.
Therefore, in order to resolve the issues, the division has already requested the
NHPC, Dibang Multipurpose Hydropower project for further help.
With regard to the proposed collection of Sanitation User Charge, the DD further
clarified that in order to implement the Swachh Bharat Mission activities effectively
in the town a minimum recurring expenditure with regard to labour payment, tools
and vehicle maintenance, POL is required.
However, due to discontinuation of fund by Government of India by March 2017, the
same could not be realized.
As per Solid Waste Management Rule 2016, it has been proposed to levy sanitation
user charge, and in this direction the DUDA Roing Sanitation Byelaw 2016 had been
enacted from July 1, 2017 at par with other cities in the country.
To disseminate awareness among the public, door to door awareness campaign were launched
by engaging various NGOs/Volunteers since last few months, the press statement said.
DDMA and NDRF conduct Community Awareness Programme in Lohit
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: A two-week Community Awareness Programme (CAP) on disaster awareness
was conducted by the DDMA Lohit in collaboration with 12th Bn NDRF Doimukh in all
three circles of Lohit district covering several villages and schools.
Launched on July 18, Community Awareness Programme (CAP) witnessed participation
of school teachers and students, government employees, villagers, hospitals and police
personnel as well as nongovernmental organizations, PRIs and GBs numbering more than
The first day was held in Tezu DC Office, followed by district Hospital, Govt Sec.
Schools Tezu, Wakro, Medo and Telluliang, Loiliang, Indira Gandhi Govt College,
GHSS Jeko, Sunpura and at BRC Hall, Tezu.
Lohit district is one of the most flood affected districts in the state and therefore
vulnerable to disaster.
NDRF Team headed by Inspector Upen Ch. Nath and SI Md. Nausad Khan gave presentation
cum demonstration on earthquake safety, techniques of search and rescue, methods
of pre hospital treatment before, during and after any disaster.
The team also presented drill on CPR, choking, shock, and excess bleeding, fire,
road and flood safety.
They also displayed SAR technique and other disaster related equipments to the first
responders during an event of disaster.
DC Lohit appreciated the 12th BN NDRF Team for imparting training, especially to
DDMO, Tezu Damchin Norbu requested the NDRF to conduct more awareness programme to
the people of the district due to its vulnerability to various types of disaster.
Address problems before implementingnew projects: Teachers
NAMSAI, Jul 29: The Namsai unit of the All Arunachal Sarva Siksha Abhiyan Teachers'
Association (AASSATA) appealed to the state government to address all the aspects
and problems of the education department efficiently and collectively before making
modifications and implementing new projects and programmes.
The Namsai unit, AASSATA claimed that after the rationalization process has been
put into effect, teachers now have to travel 70 to 100 km to perform their duties.
While it welcomed the process of transfer and posting of teachers across the state
as per the requirement of the respective schools, the district unit of AASSATA said
that it was equally important to provide basic infrastructure like teacher's quarter
if this system is to be truly effective.
It also claimed that SSA teachers do not enjoy any HRA, which adds to the distress
of the SSA teachers.
"The most tough and disheartening part is that the teachers have to manage the expenses
on their own to reach their respective schools, that too with a salary that comes
generally six to seven months late", the Association said.
Further, on the introduction of the Smart Class project, the Association said that
it is of little use as several schools across Arunachal Pradesh are yet to get power
"Introducing new programmes and policies without first addressing other aspects and
loopholes in the department sometimes only makes the scenario worse", it added.
APESU knocks the door of Governor
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: Arunachal Physical Education and Sports Union (APESU) on Saturday
submitted a memorandum to the Governor appealing for creation of various posts to
recruit the unemployed Bachelor of Physical Education (BPEd) degree holders.
In its memorandum, APESU informed the Governor that BPEd degree holders of the state,
who did their graduation from the Regional College of Physical Education, Tripura
on state quota 10 years ago are still jobless as there has been no advertisement
for their recruitment.
We have approached the government and the department concerned many times; but our
appeals tragically remained unheard, stated APESU.
Recently, the students' union submitted a similar memorandum to the Chief Minister.
APESUs demands included immediate creation of TGT and PGT level posts of PET for
every government school, five posts of Assistant Sports Officers, appointment of
District Sports Officers in every district, creation of the posts of District Youth
Officer and Assistant District Youth Officer, age relaxation as per TGT teacher and
immediate creation of post of Assistant Director of Physical Education.
Meanwhile, APESU informed that the Governor has assured to hold a meeting with the
concern department and minister on August one to discuss the issue of creation of
Awareness prog on disaster preparedness
PANGIN, Jul 29: District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), Siang in close coordination
with the Directorate of Fire Services, Naharlagun, Police and Medical Department
organized awareness programmes on disaster management and preparedness in various
places in the district from July 25.
The fourth and last of the series of programmes was conducted at Boleng on Friday,
wherein Siang Deputy Commissioner Rahul Singh and Boleng ADC T Pado attended.
PC Roy, SFO, Fire Station Naharlagun gave various disaster preparedness tips and
dos and don'ts in the event of fire and various other natural calamities through
PowerPoint. Demonstration on disaster management and response were also conducted.
The programme held at General Ground was largely attended by the students of GHSS,
The awareness programme was kick started at Kerang Village on July 25 and similar
programmes were conducted at Kaying and Pangin also.
The programme saw mass participation from students, teachers and general public.
In Pangin, all HoDs and other officers actively participated in the programme, which
also focused on imparting knowledge on first aid, role of various stakeholders during
disasters apart from precautionary and preventive measures.
Detailed information about the role, responsibilities and functions of DDMA was also
highlighted in order to familiarize the participants with the Department as it is
the nodal department to deal with disasters in a district. DIPRO
Drug peddler nabbed
CHANGLANG, Jul 29: Acting on a tip off, a team of police led by OC Diyun Police Station,
SI Ajay Kumar conducted a search operation at Diyun Market on Thursday and nabbed
a drug peddler identified as Kakan Chakma @ Milan Chakma of Maitripur village under
Diyun Police Station. The police also recovered nine packets of suspected brown sugar
from his possession.
A case under NDPS 1985 was registered and investigation is on.
During interrogation, the Chakma revealed that he had purchased the recovered drugs
from Innao area. Accordingly, with the help of arrested accused, the police conducted
a search operation in a small hut in the middle of a paddy field on the outskirt
area of Innao on Friday and recovered and seized two packets of suspected brown
APCTA joins dharna at Jantar Mantar
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: Nine members from Arunachal Pradesh College Teachers Association
participated in a Dharna at Jantar Mantar and 'March to Parliament' on July 24 organised
by All India Federation of University and College Teachers' Organization (AIFUCTO).
AIFUCTO organized the protest march demanding implementation of 7th UGC pay revision
recommendations among others.
Later, the National Executive Committee adopted several resolutions, which included
observation of "Black Day" on August 22, assembly of teachers in Delhi on Teachers'
Day on September 5 for court arrest.
YCEF organizes career counselling
YAZALI, Jul 29: The Yachuli Constituency Employees Forum (YCEF) organized a Career
Counselling here on Saturday in which about 400 students, teachers and officers from
the YCEF participated.
Er. Byabang Tugu opined that a multi-pronged approach to reach out to teachers, youth
and all stakeholders of education is the need of the hour as he presented the overview
of the educational scenario of the Constituency.
In his interaction as resource person, Fr. Cyriac, Director, Don Bosco Youth Centre,
Itanagar spoke about the necessity of developing a good character as the basic foundation
of all career choices.
In an interactive session, the resource person also spoke about the problems and
difficulties of young people and the challenges of education.
While the students present spoke of mobile, wrong use of social media and lack of
infrastructure as problems faced by them, the teachers too felt the same and at the
same time raised concern over absenteeism and lack of respect for teachers as two
main hindrances to growth of young people in education.
Fr. Cyriac also called upon the teachers not to be afraid of students and not to
tolerate indiscipline and to bring the erring students to come to the mainstream
through community based organizations such as YCEF.
Career guidance materials were distributed to the teachers' incharges of the various
DIG Tussar Taba who was another resource person on the occasion spoke of the high
cut off marks that most universities and colleges require for admissions and how
students have to be regular and disciplined to achieve the same. He also spoke about
hard work as a prerequisite to be success in competitive examinations and in life.
CO Yazali, Likha Radh raised his concern over the growing use of drugs among young
people of Yazali region and promised to take necessary steps to check the menace
of drugs and drug abuse.
President, All Yachuli Students Uion, Likha Nigam said that the programme is all
about empowering the younger generation to be in the path of success and progress.
The new principal of Yazali Hr. Sec. School, Bingam Riba, spoke about difficulties
faced by the staff and students of the school. Bingam also spoke about the necessity
of close collaboration between students, parents and teachers which make education
President, ACEF, T. D. Neckom exhorted the assembly of students to work hard towards
achieving excellence in life and to prepare for taking the reins of administration
and leadership from the elders.
Er. N. L. Kamin called upon the youth present to get ready to shoulder responsibilities
of taking Yachuli and the State forward. He also said that YCEF is organizing all
its activities through self-funding and the sacrifices made by ACEF members.
Summer badminton coaching camp ends
BHALUKPONG, Jul 29: A month-long summer badminton coaching camp organized by the
Bhalukpong Badminton Club (BBC) for children falling under the age group of 6 to
15 years concluded in a positive note here on July 27 last.
In all 96 children attended in the intensive coaching camp which was supervised by
senior Arunachal State Badminton Association (ASBA) qualified coaches, Pema Ladon
and Gita Karki.
Attending the valedictory function, Bhalukpong EAC Tamo Riba hoped that the camp
would help the children become professional badminton players in the future.
He at the same time also lauded the parents for encouraging their wards to take part
West Kameng Badminton Association (WKBA) secretary, Limphu Nikhangju, in his speech
thanked coaches Gita and Pema for imparting basic knowledge of badminton to the children
of Bhalukpong and also to ASBA secretary, Bamang Tago, who deputed the duo for the
This was for the first time that a badminton coaching camp was conducted in the West
Meanwhile, the WKBA recently also conducted a day-long badminton trial for the shuttlers
of the district for their further selection to compete in the 5th edition of Dorjee
Khandu Memorial State Level Badminton Championship-2017.
In all 42 players were selected during the trials under different categories.
The Dorjee Khandu Memorial State Level Badminton Championship-2017 would be played
in Itanagar from August 09 to 12 next.
Capital Complex to meet Arunachal Sporting Club in final
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: Capital Complex Football Club will meet Arunachal Sporting Club
in the final of the Arunachal Women Football League at 2.30 pm on July 31 at Rajiv
Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun.
Arunachal Sporting Club beat Next FC 5-0 and Capital Complex Football Club beat Matrix
FC 6-0 in their last league level matches on Saturday.
DCM meets BJP and PWD on flagship projects
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein met the representatives of the
Department of Good Governance and Centre State Coordination of State BJP to discuss
the flagship projects and schemes implemented by the Public Works Department in the
State in Itanagar today.
He lauded the initiative of the BJP to keep an eye on the working of the State Govt
which would also help the State Govt functionaries to remain alert and function
effectively. This department will also serve as a medium of communication between
the Centre and the State Govt, he added.
He also informed that the PWD department has already been instructed to gear up and
carry out restoration works of roads and bridges on war footing that was damaged
by landslides and floods over the last few months across the State.
Parliamentary Secretary PWD, Techi Kaso said that since Arunachal Pradesh is a resource
crunch State, it needs more support and financial assistance from the Centre to cope
with natural calamities. He requested the Central Team to visit the State during
the occurrence of such calamities to see for themselves the ground realities and
the difficulties faced by the people.
Highlighting the purpose of creating Good Governance and Centre-State Coordination
Department by the State BJP, Former Minister cum Convener R K Khrime informed that
there are 19 departments in the party with Art & Culture as an Additional Department.
Former Minister and Co-Convener of the Department L Wanglat said that Good Governance
is the key to nation's progress.
The meeting was attended by all the Chief Engineers of PWD.
CM launches Rescue and Relief Team of SSB
TAWANG, Jul 29: Chief Minister Pema Khandu Saturday launched the Rescue and Relief
Team (RRT) of SHQ SSB, Bomdila in its 38th BN campus in Tawang.
Speaking at the function, Pema said that the Ministry of Home Affairs has seriously
taken about recurring disasters in the country and it wants to get the relief and
rescue operation handled by trained personnel.
The Chief Minister thanked the Ministry of Home Affairs, Home Minister Rajnath Singh
and MoS Home Kiren Rijiju for launching the Rescue and Relief Team countrywide.
Pema appreciated SSB for its service not only in guarding the border but also contributing
in local developmental and welfare activities.
Earlier, the CM was accorded a guard of honour which was followed by display of latest
equipments for relief and rescue operation.
DIG, SHQ, Bomdila Sudhir Kumar delivered the welcome address.
Demonstration on relief and rescue operation by RRT team and members from NIMAS,
Dirang, fire-fighting by the personal of state fire service were other highlights
of the programme.
DIG Frontier HQ, Tezpur Sonam Yudron also spoke on the occasion where she called
on the SSB to play greater role in development of the state.
The function concluded with a tree plantation programme inside the SSB campus.
Tawang MLA Tsering Tashi, Zilla Parishad Chairperson Jambey Tsering, Deputy Commissioner
Dr Sonal Swaroop, Commander 190 Mountain Brigage MP Singh and others attended the
DDMA continues with CAP in Capital
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: The District Disaster Management Authority Capital Complex in collaboration
with the 12th Bn of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) organised a Community
Awareness Programme on basic do's and don'ts of Disaster Management at Chandranagar
Itanagar on Saturday.
The DC incharge Talom Dupak urged the residents of the area to take advantage of
such an opportunity and gain knowledge regarding various safety tips during disasters
and how to cope with it in case of its occurrence.
Highlighting the aim of the programme, the FO DM Jogam Angu Gusar informed that the
programme would give basic information on how to conduct oneself during disasters.
She also highlighted the working of the Emergency Operating Centre and also informed
about the 24 hrs toll free helpline number '1077' issued by the DDMA.
During the programme, the NDRF team gave brief demonstration on the basic steps and
techniques of rescue during disaster and also highlighted the use of improvised tools
from locally available resources.
The NDRF team displayed several techniques for rescuing people in distress as well
as displayed different rescue equipment. The team also focussed more on precautionary
measures and rescue techniques during flood as the area had witnessed the same this
The programme was attended by the residents of upper valley colony, students from
Senki Rijo primary school and others.
Earlier, the CAP was organised in various locations of the capital complex including
Bharat Scout and Guide Naharlagun which saw participants from 5 other districts.
Training for GBs
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: A day-long programme on sensitization of responsibilities of Gaon
Buras/Buris with special reference to the Assam Frontier Regulation 1945 was conducted
by the District Administration at Hawai on July 29.
Around 50 Gaon Buras and eight Political Interpreters, PRIs, HoDs and others attended
DC Mamata Riba advised the GBs & PIs to perform their duties in accordance with the
provisions of Regulation 1945. She also expressed that some of Gaon Buras were being
grown older and they may not be able to perform their duties with the change in time.
As such, time has come to change the authorities with active and educated citizens
for better delivery of justice. The GBs expressed their gratitude to the District
Administration that they were unaware of their powers since no such programme was
organized in the past. They have assured to exercise the powers vested in them under
the Assam Frontier (Administration of Justice) Regulation 1945.
Further, Sensitization and training on earthquake and fire disaster was also imparted
to PIs and GBs, and a coordination meeting with all HoDs, ITBP, GREF and PRI Members
for updation of DDMP Anjaw and preparation of rescue and evacuation plan during disasters
was also conducted at Hawai by DDMA Anjaw.
Nitte University facilitates 5 Arunachalee students to visit Mangalore
ITANAGAR, Jul 29: Nitte University, Mangalore has invited 5 students from Arunachal
Pradesh as guests of the university to visit Mangalore and Udipi during September
The programme has been arranged at the initiative of Governor P B Acharya. The selected
students will be joining another 5 students from Nagaland and 20 from T. Ramona College
and Aizawl West College of Mizoram.
Udipi is the hometown of Governor Arunachal Pradesh.
All expenses of the tour will be borne by Nitte University. The exchange programme
is facilitated and coordinated by Indian National Fellowship Centre (INFC), Mumbai.
The Governor said providing exposure opportunity to the students from Border States,
like Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram will lay strong foundation for emotional
and national integration. PRO to Governor
14 AR averts fire mishap
CHANGLANG, Jul 29: Timely action by the 14 Assam Rifles averted a major fire, which
broke out in a wooden residential house in Changlang on Saturday morning.
A Quick Reaction Team of the Army jumped into action and doused the thick flames
with fire extinguishers and water blowers.
An electric short circuit is reported to have caused the fire.
The fire could only able cause partial damage to the house. DIPRO