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
Girl students taught self-defense
ITANAGAR, Jun 26: As many as 47 girl students were taught the basic self-defence
techniques under life-skill program of National Programme for Education of Girls
at Elementary Level (NPEGEL) at Domkho, Kalaktang circle of West Kameng district.
Taekwondo expert Sang Dorjee taught the girl students about the techniques of defending
oneself from attack, fighting back skills etc. under life-skill program of NPEGE.
The students were also taught about the various provisions of Criminal Law (Amendment)
Act, 2013 for protection of girl child, proper sanitary practices, vermin composting
etc. by various resource persons during the five days program.
The valedictory function was attended by Sang Khandu, ADC (i/c), Kalaktang, the DDSE,
DAEO-cum-District Coordinator (SSA) and other officials from Department of Education.
AGSU organizes career counseling prog
ITANAGAR, Jun 26: All Galo Students’ Union (AGSU) organized a free career counseling
program for students at Gumin Kiin, Aalo on June 23 and 24.
Seven AICTE, UGC approved colleges participated in the camp and over 187 students
visited it along with their parents and guardians. They enquired about various courses
available in both technical and non-technical sectors in those participating colleges.
The camp was inaugurated by the AGSU president. He urged the students and parents
to avail maximum benefits from it. He also requested the participating colleges to
provide the actual and factual information about their institutions.
Attending the second day of the camp, Monya Kamduk, President Assembly Youth Congress
of Aalo East appreciated initiative of AGSU and also suggested the Union to work
for greater interest of the students’ community and the society as well.
Swami Souravji, Principal Rama Krishna Mission School Aalo and Moken Ete, Principal
Nehru Memorial Govt. Hr Sec School Aalo also lauded AGSU for organizing students’
career related camp for the first time in Aalo township.
ITANAGAR, Jun 26: Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) has announced the results of BA,
B.Sc and B.Com first, second and third year (pass and hons) examinations held in
April-May this year, according to a University notification.
AVP organizes social service, tree plantation prog
ITANAGAR, Jun 26: The women group of Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP) and the other
members of AVP, Ziro unit organized a social service and tree plantation programme
at the holy ground of Danyi Piilo Meder Nello, Tajang as part of year-long celebration
of Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniversary.
Later, the members of AVP, Lower Subansiri district unit condoled the death of AVP’s
first state organizing secretary Mananiya Dwarkaschayaji, who passed away on May
30 last at Hydrabad.
The members observed two minutes silence and prayed to almighty to rest the departed
soul of Dwarkachharyaji in peace.
ITANAGAR, Jun 26: Tai Kaye, a 1989 batch Arunachal Pradesh civil service officer
has been selected for prestigious ‘Bharat Excellence Award and North Eastern Golden
Personalities Award’ in recognition of his meritorious service. The awards instituted
by the Friendship Forum of India also carry a gold medal and certificate of excellence.
Tai Kaye, a native of Tabi Ripo village, Nari in East Siang district is director
of transport and secretary state transport authority. The Awards will be presented
in a seminar to be held at New Delhi on August 18 next.
Court Summer vacation
ITANAGAR, Jun 26: The Itanagar Permanent Bench of the Gauhati High Court will remain
closed from July 1 to 12 next on account of summer vacation.
However, the officers and staff of the Registry will attend the office as per roster
arrangement during the vacation.
ITANAGAR, Jun 26: The results of the ITI admission test conducted on June 2 last
for the August 2013 session is being declared on June 27. The aspirants may visit
departmental website www.indarun. gov.in for results, according to an official release.
Pay compensation to project affected people: BJP
ITANAGAR, Jun 26: National Council member and spokesperson, BJP State Unit expressed
his displeasure to M/s Athena Demwe Power Limited for not disbursing compensations
to the people of Anjaw area.
The spokesperson Wangman Lowangcha appealed to the authorities of Athena Demwe Power
Ltd. for immediate settlement of compensation and give justice to the people of Anjaw
It is worth mentioning that earlier project affected families of Anjaw area had even
organized a mass hunger strike at Anjaw on March 11 last, and also submitted representation
to state Chief Minister on January 31 last and Chief Managing Director M/s Athena
Demwe Power Limited, New Delhi on December 12 last for early payment of compensation
but till date no any payment was made to Anjaw part.
YGFC pips ACS, storms into quarter-final
ZIRO, Jun 26: The Young Gunner Football Club (YGFC) had successfully made their place
in quarter final of 24th Hong Dree Football Tourney while piping off Akhamiyo Club
Siiro (ACS) 2-0 goals, in nail biting match played today here at Ziro. Breaking the
deadlock Tilling Gambo of YGFC scored the early goal in dying minutes of first half
(44th Minutes) taking his side lead. Another stunning goal was produced by Tapi
Chada in 51 minutes adding more salt on ACS wound. ACS players gave their best to
equalize and stop the YGFC players from going rampage.
346 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
International Day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking observed
Students & youths asked to stay away from drugs
ITANAGAR, Jun 26: Arunachal Pradesh today observed the International Day against
drug abuse and illicit trafficking with various awareness programme against the
use of drugs.
Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society (APSACS) along with Govt. Hr. Sec. School,
Naharlagun observed the day with a call to young students to say ‘no to drugs’ at
Konkarnallah, Govt Hr. Sec. School Naharlagun.
Addressing the students on the occasion, APSACS Deputy Director (IEC) Tashor Pali
explained the harmful effects of drug abuse. He said that drugs can not only ruin
a person’s life but also destroy his whole family. It also creates social disturbances
like theft, burglary, snatching, street crime etc and contributes to high incidence
of HIV/AIDS, he said. Drugs abuse also results into loss of human resources and economic
Explaining the drug abuse, he said that it is a self administration of drug for non
medical reasons, which may impair an individual’s ability to function effectively.
Girl students should be cautious while taking drinks as it may contain date rape
drugs like Rohypnol, he added.
T Tatan, Principal, Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Naharlagun advised the young students
to stay away from the menace of drug and HIV. He asked the students to remain cautious
against the people involved in drugs and other illegal activities and asked them
to report any such illegal activities in the school campus to the school authority
M. Pertin, Vice Principal asked the students to learn about the menace of drug and
HIV so that they can remain safe and healthy.
APSACS Deputy Director (Blood Safety) Dr. Nabum Budh, informed the student about
the different modes of transmission HIV and its preventive measures. He also explained
the four stages of HIV before one becomes a AIDS patient.
Later, a quiz competition on Drug and HIV was conducted for the students.
The International Day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking is organised all
over the world on June 26 every year. This year’s campaign theme "Make health your
'new high' in life, not drugs" aims to inform the public, and particularly young
people, about the harmful effects of new psychoactive substances.
More than 300 students participated in the meeting.
The International Anti-Narcotic Day was also observed by Socio-Economic Welfare Association
with its headquarters at Namsai in collaboration with the Education Department by
organizing rallies and meeting at various locations in and around Namsai sub-division.
Students of Govt. Upper Primary, Secondary and Higher Secondary schools and all private
schools of the subdivision along with their teachers participated in the rally holding
banners and placards highlighting ill effects of drugs and shouting anti-drug slogans.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. M. Thamoung, the President of SEWA explained the ill
effects of drugs and substance abuse.
He said that today’s youths are easily lured by this banned substances and destroying
the very fabric of the society.
Chow Tey Manlong, the General Secretary of SEWA also expressed serious concern over
this issue and appealed all the citizens, elite members of the society, especially
the youths to come forward and fight the social evil.
Anti narcotic day was also observed at Govt. Secondary School Ningroo, Mahadevpur
by organizing anti-drug rallies and highlighting ill effects of using drugs.
The general meeting at Namsai Town Club attended by students, teachers, government
officials, members from various NGOs, monks and general public resolved to urge the
local administration to form a special investigation team and tie up with its neighboring
districts/ states for checking the free flow of these banned substances. It also
resolved that a strong judicial order may be issued to all administrative officials
as well as PRI leaders and GBs to stop selling and consuming of illicit drugs. The
meeting also urged the State Government to establish a permanent Narcotic Cell at
Namsai to nab the peddlers and consumers and book them under Narcotic Drug Act.
Later, the student community took a pledge to abstain drugs and also promised to
spread the message to all friends and publics to stay away from drugs.
At Changlang, the District Administration Changlang in collaboration with Department
of Education observed International Day against Drugs Abuse and Illicit trafficking
here at DIET Auditorium Changlang today.
Eastern Zone, Inspector General of Police Shankar Das, while addressing the mammoth
gathering said that prevention is always better than cure. Targeting the vulnerable
group of youth he said that it is easier to stay away from drugs than to quit. He
appealed the youth to be responsible, committed instead of taking drugs and be ready
to contribute to the nation. He said that ruining of life of youth severely affects
the security and growth of the nation.
Earlier, Changlang district Deputy Commissioner Chanchal Yadav informed that opium
was initially used by elderly people as medicine but for the last 10-12 years the
youth have started consuming it which is not a healthy sign. She said that not
only youngsters are being attracted towards Drug menace rather many infants are
under malnutrition because their parents are under the grip of drug abuse and not
providing basic amenities to their children. She called upon all to work together
and be vigilant to free the district from the Drugs abuse. Informing the house about
drugs de-addiction camp going to be held at Changlang District Hospital as a part
of awareness week she appealed all to help the addicts not to relapse once he is
committed to quit the drugs and urged the family members and community to keep vigilant
on those who undergo de-addiction. She appealed all to help spreading message of
Drugs abuse to all nook and corner to make the district free from drug menace.
Superintendent of Police Vijay Kumar in his deliberation informed the house that
almost 50% of the total population comprises of youth who are vulnerable to drugs
addiction. He said that youngsters start consuming drugs out of feel good factor,
fear pressure, adventure etc and get addicted to it.
Speaking on the legal aspects Kumar informed that cultivation, selling, possession
of any drugs is illegal and may invite legal action under appropriate Criminal Act.
He appealed the youth not to involve in such cases which may ruin their career and
Dr H Tangjang, Medical Superintendent, District Hospital Changlang, Captain Dinesh
Punia, 4 Assam Rifles also gave a very impressive presentation on types of drugs
and its affects.
The Gaon Burahs from New Changlang and Rangran villages also shared their personal
experiences who successfully overcame opium addiction which was highly motivating.
People from all walks of life attended the programme enthusiastically. DIPRO
Encroachment going on unabated at Dapo
DAPORIJO, Jun 26: Land encroachment has become a serious problem in Daporijo, the
district headquarters of Upper Subansiri district. The menace is so rampant that
many govt. quarters are quickly disappearing from the area.
Is there any authority to check the menace,?
Encroachment has also led to random earth cutting causing soil erosion, deforestation
and affecting the entire eco system. It has also destroyed the scenic beauty of Subansiri
Valley, once famous for its greenery. Now, only red soils are seen from the naked
mountains all around the township up to a stretch of more than five km.
Recently, two persons were reportedly buried alive in landslide and many people are
living in very high risk area, where landslide may occur anytime.
District administration had issued prohibitory order against encroachment of government
land and quarters, particularly by the government officers and officials. But to
It is seen that govt. officers and officials erect their own permanent structure
by dismantling the existing govt. quarters where they used to reside. Such permanent
buildings constructed in govt. land are easily visible in Daporijo.
When questioned, one of land encroachers asserted that the govt. should take action
against its own employees first.
It is apprehended that if the encroachment goes on unabated, there will no single
Govt. quarter in Daporijo Complex in the next few years. The State Govt. should take
serious note of the problem and initiate some drastic step as just giving notice
is of no use.
Cancel trading licence of erring beauty parlours: BPACC
ITANAGAR, Jun 26: Appreciating the capital police for busting the sex racket in beauty
parlour, the Beauty Parlour Association of Capital Complex (BPACC) has appealed the
state government to cancel the licence of the three beauty parlours namely, Elisa
Beauty Parlour and BN beauty Parlour, Nirjuli and Khusboo beauty parlour, Naharlagun.
The three above mentioned beauty parlours were found to be running the sex racket
in the garb of running a unisex (ladies and gents) beauty parlour.
In a letter submitted to the chief minister, while stating that the news came as
a shock to the many beauty parlour owners who have been doing their job with utmost
sincerity also urged him to direct the concern department to verify people before
granting them licences to run beauty parlour business.
Meanwhile, the Association while informing that many of their association members
are facing harassment after flashing of the parlour sex racket, it said, the busting
of the sex racket in the three beauty parlours does not mean that all the parlours
practice the same thing. There are many people who do their job sincerely and are
not involved in these petty things.
And the word unisex doesn’t mean that all the parlours which has unisex written on
it is involved in the sex business, it refers to beauty parlours which offers beauty
services to both men and women.
Meanwhile, Nirjuli Market Welfare Committee highly appreciated the police personnel
including City SP for unearthing the sex racket in Nirjuli and Naharlagun. The
NMWC also urged the authorities to cancel the trading licence of all those beauty
parlour which are involved in immoral activities like flesh trading.
District disaster management committee meeting held
ZIRO, Jun 26: A meeting of the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) and
District Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) for disaster preparedness was held
at Ziro today in the office chamber of Deputy Commissioner Lower Subansiri District.
This meeting was called to discuss preventive and precautionary measures to meet
any emergent situation resulting due to natural disaster.
During the meeting various issues were discussed like proper stocking of sufficient
food grains and essential commodities; proper stocking of sufficient medicines; availability
of potable drinking water; power supply; telecommunication; transportation; men &
evacuation materials; activation of search and rescue team; community awareness programme;
identification of temporary shelter etc.
Addressing the meeting, Deputy Commissioner Marnya Ete directed DMO, Ziro to check
availability of essential medicines and keep stocks of all medicines which may be
required after occurrence of flood, earthquake etc. He was also directed to identify
hospitals, team of doctors and paramedics including psycho-social service provider
if any at sub-divisional and district levels, who will be deployed at short notice
and the names, addresses, telephone and mobile numbers, email etc. will be made available
to the DEOC, Ziro. DC also directed the concerned department to conduct first- aid
training at all levels.
The EE, (PHED) was asked to identify source for drinking water facilities and arrange
mobile water tankers, department of power supply has been told to keep essential
equipment like electric poles, wires in hand which can be utilized for immediate
restoration of power supply after occurrence of any type of disaster.
It further informed that regarding search and rescue operation, Police personnel
will be engaged in Search and Rescue operations hence SP will identify the SAR team
in advance and inform DEOC, Ziro. Central Para-Military Force like ITBP/CRPF will
also be engaged for the same.
Earlier, DF&CSO appraised that since there is FCI in the district there is no problem
of food stocking and adequate ration is available to meet such demands. PWD also
informed that enough man power is available with the department to carry out evacuation
work if need be. Transport department also has one spare bus to meet such emergent
situation to transport people for transit etc. DIPRO
Coordination meeting held at Seppa
SEPPA, Jun 26: East Kameng District Deputy Commissioner Tarin Dakpe while congratulating
the newly elected ZPMs appealed them to maintained proper coordination and cooperation
with the MLAs for overall development of the District. He said this in a coordination
meeting attended by MLAs, ZPMs and HODs held at Seppa yesterday.
Highlighting the important issues of the district, the DC clarified the misconception
and rumour that Seppa and Kurung Kumey are not good, he said that people are good
and outspoken but the only thing is to stop acting clan-wise and also not to swayed
away by mere provocations.
While appreciating the EKSWCO and ATA, he appealed other Social Organisations of
the district to be involved themselves in constructive purposes. Adding that blaming
administration and police alone will not do, it is the collective responsibility
of all. Taking a note on formation of students’ Union and conduct of election in
Govt. Higher Secondary School which is very much prevalent in East Kameng, he said
we have AAPSU, ANSU, AEKSU and what else we need while reminded them banned order
from the Govt. adding that they can select School captain, not in the form of union.
He cautioned that the District Administration had to act tough as per law and culprit
shall be arrested which is not a punishment but rectifications.
He further talking about Arunachal Trans-Highway said the road is more important
and the compensation shouldn’t be hurdles. He urged the elected representatives more
especially of Bana and Pakke-Kessang to let the real affected land owners got their
share of compensation. He informed that there are shortages of 90 Senior Teachers
in various Schools in East Kameng that has already been recommended to the State
Govt. for perusal and redressal.
Kumar Waii, Parliamentary secretary RWD while advising the PRI members said more
energy and strength needed to put in place for development of their respective areas
realizing the responsibility and purpose for which they have been elected. He suggested
the PRI members to take up income generated schemes. He was optimistic to see that
ZPM being the parent body of the PRI members shall conduct review meeting with ASMs
and GPMs from time to time and also urged them to attend Panchayat training whenever
call for. He also urged the HODs to stay at the station and look into the problems
of the people. He appealed the ZPMs to work with a vision, proper plans and policies
and also to take care of law and order in their respective jurisdiction as development
can flourish only in a peaceful society.
Tapuk Taku, MLA cum Chairman Sport Authority of Arunachal appealed the newly elected
ZPMs to go ahead and work in unison with MLAs and HODs for the development of the
District. He wanted to see that law and order were properly maintained as question
of development doesn’t arise without peace. He discouraged unnecessary complaint
on developmental activities which are detrimental for timely flow of fund. Adding
that misunderstanding if any, should be clarified on the spot. He urged the HODs
to prepare need based schemes in consultation with MLAs and PRI members and appealed
them to do something good during the tenure.
Karya Bagang, MLA while sharing her experiences as ZPM committed to redressed the
genuine grievances of the people placed by the PRI members.
Meanwhile, the house observed two minutes silence for those who died in natural calamities
in Uttarakhand. DIPRO
Sustainable and equitable management of Afghanistan's natural resources such as land,
water, forests and minerals can contribute to peace building in the country, according
to a United Nations report.
The report, Natural Resource Management and Peace building in Afghanistan, describes
how the UN and the international community can assist the Afghan Government to improve
the management of natural resources in a way that contributes to peace and development
on a national scale.
"Effective management of natural resources will help build peace in Afghanistan,
and therefore development work and investment in all natural resource sectors must
be managed carefully," said the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General
with the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), Mark Bowden.
The study, which was funded by the European Union (EU), also aims to encourage international
organizations to introduce mechanisms into their projects to ensure that they do
not inadvertently exacerbate conflict over natural resources.
Up to 80 per cent of Afghans are directly dependent on natural resources for income
and sustenance, and 60 per cent of the population obtain their livelihoods from agriculture,
making equitable management of these resources particularly relevant in the country.
Natural resources contribute to underlying tension and conflict in Afghanistan as
powerful groups try to gain control over access to irrigation water for downstream
provinces, communities compete over land, illegal trade of forest timber and gemstones
is widespread, and corruption is rampant.
The report notes that the international community can help improve the management
of natural resources in Afghanistan by building capacity to help implement management
structures and laws relating to natural resources, supporting community-level disputeresolution
processes, improving data collection to enable early warning alerts when risks are
detected, providing funding for conflict resolution that takes an environmental approach,
and making environmental assessments a standard component of all development projects.
This is in reference to a news item - Police thwarts extortion bid, nabs one ( June
25). Infact such extortion from doctors who are considered to be life savers is
condemnable. We really appreciate the Capital police for their prompt action in
nabbing the extortionist who was extorting money from R K MH doctors.
Dr. Mika Umpo,
Arunachal Pradesh Doctors' Association (APDA)
Give us justice
It is pathetic to share the pain and grievances of our younger brother Tai Chonam
who is very sincere and talented student studying in a reputed institute at Shillong.
A senseless culprit had chopped off both the hands of our younger brother on May
13 last at Niti Vihar resident, Itanagar. It hurts the sentiment of our society when
a senseless culprit does such cruel act. Chonam’s condition is very critical and
treatment is going on at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
We appeal to the authorities concerned to give due importance and investigate the
case properly to find out the main cause behind the severe attack. We also request
the authority to put the culprit behind bar for lifetime as his presence in the society
is very dangerous. We hope justice will be delivered to Chonam and his family members.