ITANAGAR, June 13: The All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) has demanded immediate
cancellation of the “The Arunachal Pradesh District Based Entrepreneurs And Professionals
(Incentive, Development and Promotional) Act, 2015.” Earlier, the Bill was passed
by the Arunachal Pradesh State Legislative Assembly in its fourth session of the
Sixth Legislative Assembly. Strongly opposing the Act, ANYA president Biri Kakum
said that all the contract works will be divided and performed by those eligible
contractors and firms hailing from the very territorial jurisdictions of an assembly
constituency as per the rules enshrined in the Act. He claimed that there will be
foul play by the MLAs and higher ups “as all the contract works will be in the pockets
of the legislators.”
As per the notification, ANYA said, works above Rs 10 crore will be bestowed to the
registered contractors in class 1 categories and who are eligible for national
and international bidding, which is a clear blockade for the young entrepreneurs
and contractors of the state.
It threatened to launch democratic movement if the authorities don't pay heed to
Governor discuses state issues with PM
ITANAGAR, Jun 13: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh JP Rajkhowa today called on Prime
Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and discussed with him various important issues
of the state.
During the meeting, the Governor emphasised on strengthening the border areas, harnessing
the natural resources of the state and expediting road, railways and air connectivity
projects. He also stressed on human resource development through skill development
initiative. PRO to Raj Bhawan
56 cases settled in Lok Adalats
ITANAGAR, Jun 13: As many as 54 cases of various natures, including civil and criminal,
were settled in Lok Adalats held in various courts throughout the state, informed
Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority.
The court of Additional District & Sessions Judge, Pasighat disposed of highest number
of 29 cases of bank recovery and MACT.
The court of Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Daporijo disposed of one civil and
11 criminal cases while two civil and one criminal cases were settled in the courts
of Additional District and Sessions Judge, Basar and Chief Judicial Magistrate, Ziro
Eleven bank recovery cases were disposed in the court of Judicial Magistrate (First
Social service conducted
ITANAGAR, June 13: A social service was conducted in ward No.10 Itanagar Municipal
area today led by Councilor Tadik Tagru along with Chief Executive Officer Itanagar
Municipal Council and residents. The objective of cleanliness drive was to create
hygienic environment and spread awareness on disaster management to general public
during monsoon season.
Tawang NGO at remote Nepal
ITANAGAR, June 13: The Heritage Preservation Council of Tawang, an NGO from Tawang
district has reached at remote village called Saleghat in Ramachap and Singchuli
district 105 kilometers from Kathmandu in its mission helping hand for Nepal. This
was informed by the NGO President Jambey Tsering here this evening. The NGO volunteers
distributed relief materials to the Earthquake affected people and helped in rebuilding
the houses and clearing the rumbles. The Heritage Preservation Council of Tawang
is planning to trek remotest villages in Nepal where relief materials from government
are still to be reached, added Jambey.
Social service conducted
CHANGLANG, June 13: The Galo Welfare Society (GWS), Changlang unit has organised
a one-day social service under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan at District Hospital Changlang
today. Led by GWS district unit president Hortum Loyi and general secretary Dr. Tope
Yomcha, the Galo community members conducted cleanliness drive in and around the
hospital including indoor wards and mortuary. The members also constructed a bypass
road for pedestrians near the hospital. This bypass road is expected to prevent the
public thoroughfare within the hospital premises which was one of the major causes
of littering in and around the hospital.
Meanwhile, Loyi lauded Deputy Commissioner Chanchal Yadav, Health and UD departments
for extending all kinds of support for successful conduct of the social service.
Kaso conducts 2nd phase of inspection
ITANAGAR, June 13: Local MLA cum parliamentary secretary UD and Housing Techi Kaso
today conducted the 2nd phase of inspection in landslide hit areas in and around
the Capital complex.
While inspecting the damaged Donyi-Polo road under ward No. 17, Kaso appealed the
department concerned for installation of new bailey bridge at the earliest. He was
accompanied, among others, by EE Taniya Soki, Ward No. 17 Councillor Kabak Taka during
Later, Kaso also took stock of rain water damaged under Ward No. 12.
"The road connecting ESS sector to Raj Nivas is a lifeline for various establishments
including GHSS and director of education. The road needs early renovation,” he
He also appealed to the respective councillors to submit rain water damage report
for necessary action.
Ward No. 12 Councillor Yumlam Minu was also present during the inspection. DIPR
Training on Dipi Uyu Monam
ITANAGAR, Jun 13: More than 20 persons were trained on “Dipi Uyu Monam” (making and
designing of images of deities and spirits) in a programme organised by Adi-Galo
Indigenous Culture and Training Forum (AGICTF) at Mopin-Solung ground here today.
Training were given on “Peka Bogii”, “Rayo monam,” “Nyabchi monam”, Taluh, “Nyobok”,
“Tumte raate,” “Rilum and “Murko gonam.”
APIDFC Managing Director and former president of Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society
of Arunachal Pradesh Tony Koyu, who was also present during the training, urged people
of both the communities to preserve their age-old culture and traditions that are
passed on from one generation to another.
Priest and president of AGICTF Marpe Bojir was the resource person of the training
Association express dissatisfaction over MLA‘s work
ITANAGAR, June 13: The Arunachal Anti-Corruption Sena, Siang district unit has called
the leader of opposition Tamiyo Taga as the most irresponsible MLA of the state.
This is his fourth time as an MLA from 32-Rumgong Assembly constituency. He has always
been in the opposition party. We want to know when will he be a part of the ruling
government and will show some ray of light of development for the people of his constituency,
it said in a release adding, Rumgong constituency has become the most backward in
the state with no basic amenities like electricity, drinking water, medical facility
and road connectivity, unemployment problem, education system functioning below minimum
standard, but the MLA is turning deaf ear to all the problems.
The association further urged him to seek funds from the Central government.
NBB wins Summer Tournament Trophy
ITANAGAR, Jun 13: Summer Tournament hosted by All Arunachal Basketball Association
and Orunasol man concluded with Naharlagun Buzzer Beaters (NBB) winning the trophy
with a 5 point lead (64-59) and Intense Basketball Team (IBT) securing the runners
Vishal Thakuri of NBB was adjudged as the MVP of the tournament. Other participating
teams were AUB, WDB and Vibe Wires.
Hong Dree Football
ITANAGAR, June 13: The 26th Hong Dree Football tournament organised by Hong Dree
Festival Celebration Committee was kicked off by Mokar Riba, EAC cum BDO Hari Hong
CD Block at Hanoko on June 10.
The inaugural match was played between Siiro Sports Club (SSC) and Kensang Sports
Club (KSC) in which SSC beat KSC by 3-0 goal.
No consent for Middle Siang hydel project: Assam CM
Guwahati, Jun 13: (PTI) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said that the state
government has not given consent for construction of the Middle Siang hydel project
in Arunachal Pradesh.
"Assam government has not given any go ahead for the Middle Siang project," Gogoi
said in a statement here. "Inspite of the denial of the state government, Union
Minister for Water Resources Uma Bharti continued to repeat that the Centre (has)
got the state government's consent for the hydel project," he said.
Her repeated assertion of receiving state government's consent for the project is
nothing but an attempt to hoodwink the people which is an inherent character of the
NDA Government, Gogoi added. PTI
Families of Behali victims’ stage protest rally, demands safe highway
ITANAGAR, June 13: Hundreds of protestors joined the peace march being organised
by the victims’ family members and affected people called for “safe highway” and
‘save NH52’ here today. The protest march was organised in the aftermath of Behali
incident in which two Arunachalees namely Tadung Tachang and Chaling Natung of East
Kameng were set ablaze with their Bolero vehicle on June 5th last by miscreants believed
to be Adivasi youths who were allegedly seeking revenge after a man was found dead
along the Arunachal boundary.
The protestors were shouting slogan for safe highway stating that Arunachalees plying
on NH52 often become soft target of Assam police and the people of Assam. Donning
the pictures of two victims on placards and banners read, “We need Justice, Not Mercy”
the agitated protestors started their march from Akashdeep in Ganga which culminated
at Tennis Court IG Park here.
The symbolic protest is a clear message to the newly appointed Governor JP Rajkhowa
who hails from Assam to bring mechanisms for safety road particularly for the people
of Arunachal Pradesh. “Arunachalees are unnecessarily harassed and targeted by both
Assam police and people on NH52”, said Aga Taku angrily. “How long will we silently
endure such atrocities from people of Assam and Assam police” Niya Tok another protestor
shouted while appealing the Governor to bring permanent solution to end this menace.
Outraged with frequent harassment and unnecessary torturing of Assam Police and public
to Arunachalees and Arunachal registered vehicle along NH 52, people from all walks
of life took part in the rally.
Later the protestors submitted a memorandum to the Governor (which was received by
Deputy Secretary to Governor) demanding immediate trial of culprits arrested in Behali
case and sought exemplary punishment to the accused. It is said that unnecessary
harassment of Assam police and people to Arunachalees travelling along NH 52 is the
main concern between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
Arunachal media condemn killing of scribe, demands punishment
ITANAGAR, Jun 13: The media fraternity in Arunachal Pradesh has strongly condemned
the incident where a journalist was charred to death allegedly by a politician in
Jagendra Singh, the scribe, was allegedly set on fire by policemen sent to his house
by Uttar Pradesh dairy development minister Ram Murti Verma on June 1.
Singh died on June 8 in a hospital.
The scribes in the state under the aegis of Arunachal Press Club (APC), Arunachal
Pradesh Union of Working Journalist (APUWJ) and Arunachal Electronic Media Association
(AEMA) while condemning the incident in strongest terms, asked the authorities to
award stringent punishment to the accused so that such incidents are not repeated
anywhere in the country in future. “Journalists are always subjected to verbal abuses
and physical assaults despite working in adverse conditions and with low salaries.
They always become scapegoats when they stick to their commitment and call of duties
defying dictates from corrupted politicians,” APC President Chopa Cheda said in a
The president also condemned attack on scribes across the country in recent times
and urged the concerned state governments to initiate measures for safety and security
of the journalists who performed their duties with utmost sincerity and dedication.
The press fraternity also expressed concern over the fate of hundreds of employees
who lost their jobs after Guwahati-based satellite channel Focus NE was closed down
The state media also requested the authorities of the news channel to compensate
the journalists adequately.
Parliamentary Committee in Itanagar
ITANAGAR, June 13: A 15-member team of the Parliamentary Committee on Government
Assurances headed by its Chairman Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank called on Chief Minister
Nabam Tuki for an informal interaction at his official residence here this evening.
During his interaction, Pokhriyal appreciated the various flagship programmes being
initiated by the state government for welfare of the people and development of the
The Committee had earlier visited the Lower Subansiri Hydro Power Project being executed
by the NHPC and took first hand report of its status.
Pokhriyal lauded the support given by the state government for execution of the ambitious
project when the Chief Minister urged the Committee to take up the matter with Government
of India on a positive note.
The Parliamentary Committee, entrusted with the job to study the feasibility of establishment
of a national level film institute in the state as assured by the central Govt, submitted
that Arunachal is best location for such an institute. It hailed the state government
for clearing the decks for establishment of the institute by earmarking enough and
suitable land near the state capital. Earlier, while welcoming the parliamentary
committee team, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki expressed hope that their study visit has
been a fruitful one and would be beneficial to the state and its people in days to
Also present during the interaction were Ministers Chowna Mein, Tapang Taloh, Gojen
Gadi and Rajesh Tacho, Parliamentary Secretaries Tapuk Taku, Gum Tayeng and Jomde
Kena besides Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi.
Sensitization prog on Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act
ITANAGAR, Jun 13: Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority (APSLSA) along
with district ICDS cell, Yupia conducted a daylong sensitisation programme on Protection
of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 for the members of Juvenile Justice Board,
Yupia, Child Welfare Committee, Yupia and Capital Complex, Child Development Project
Legal experts, including District & Sessions Judge cum Member Secretary, State Legal
Services Authority Budi Habung, Chief Judicial Magistrate, Yupia Hirendra Kashyap,
advocate Sunil Mow and OSD, APSLSA Dani Belo gave overview on Juvenile Justice Care
and Protection Act,2005, Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 and
various provisions under these Acts, their aims and objectives. Dani Belo, OSD, APSLSA,
spoke on AP Victim Compensation Scheme, 2011 and the procedures to obtain the scheme.
Flash flooding, erosion in NERIST
ITANAGAR, Jun 13: Reports of flood and landslide related damages due to rains are
still pouring in from different locations in and around Capital Complex.
Flash flooding and massive erosions are reportedly posing great threat to building,
residential quarters, hostels and other infrastructure of North Eastern Regional
Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST).
The residential compound of the director of the institute and adjoining VIP guest
house were inundated by flashflood this morning for the third time in a month. Water
almost touched the floor of the director’s bungalow.
Further, massive erosion caused by a stream that flows through the NERIST campus
almost touching the CEP building, power house (NERIST), hostel (block A) and indoor
stadium has been posing great threat to these infrastructures. Unchecked mining
of sands and gravel in the river/stream bed is held mainly responsible for the erosion
which is compounded by human settlements and deforestation upstream, informed Dr.
Tado Karlo, chief warden of hostel (T/IV/01), NERIST.
While explaining the causes of the flash flooding and erosion, the hostel warden
appealed for initiating timely protective measures. Otherwise, the river may change
its course and flow through the playground and the hostel campus, he said.
Rain has also caused extensive damage to Papu Happa Catholic Church road that links
GM Office and Pachin Colony, informed Press Colony, Papu Happa and Kurung Pare Colony
Youth Association. It appealed to the state government and department concerned to
provide fund for maintenance of the vital road to ease communication problem.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Development Union (ADU) fed up with recurring communication
disruption on Banderdewa-Itanagar (via Karsingsa) road urged the State Government
to declare more viable Harmuty-Itanagar road (via Doimukh) as National Highway.
Development of the Harmuty-Itanagar road (via Doimukh) as national highway will not
only permanently solve the recurring communication problem and save huge amounts
that are being spent every year for repairing and maintenance of the Banderdewa-Itanagar
(via Karsingsa road) but also help the farmers transport their agriculture and horticulture
produces to nearby railway station for marketing, said ADU in a release.
Further, the construction cost of the highway via Karsingsa will much more cost effective
to construct than Harmuty-Doimkh-Itanagar road due to its zigzag landscape with several
sinking zones that are very prone to landslides and erosion. Further, illegal occupation
of government land along the road side for claiming compensation will become added
burden for the state government, it said.
‘Let us march toward progress’
Capacity building training in basic computer for Upper Siang concludes
ITANAGAR, June 13: The three-week long capacity building training on Basic Computer
under BADP for Upper Siang district came to an end at DBYC here today. The programme
was sponsored by the Department of Skill Development and Employment Generation.
Speaking at the valedictory function, Angad Prasad Yadav, ITBP Commandant, while
appreciating the DBYC for the various youth empowerment activities, exhorted the
trainees to actively participate in the development process of the country. “I want
you young people to take our country to progress as you are the backbone of our nation,”
The Commandant also encouraged the trainees to be always a part of the solution in
every problem and asked them to keep their goals clear. Think positive and never
stop till the goal is achieved, he said. He further exhorted the youths to join ITBP
and serve the nation.
Dr. V N Sharma, SLO, NSS, has exhorted the trainees to be ahead of the times in these
days of information technology. He called them fortunate to get such facilities which
were never available earlier.
Taw Tebin, President, Arunachal Pradesh Catholic Association, reminded the trainees
that life is a race; one must run with determination, enthusiasm and never forget
the goal. Tebin called upon the young people to be positive at all moments of life.
He exhorted the youth of all border blocks to make full use of the Government of
India scheme under BADP which provides various skill development training programmes.
The trainees and DBYC youths also presented cultural items to mark the occasion.
Reaction on rumour baseless: Mein
ITANAGAR, June 13: The reaction of East Siang district administration over the so-called
transfer of Pasighat-based Central Agriculture University (CAU) is based on rumours
and baseless, said Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry & Dairy Development
Minister Chowna Mein.
When the GoAP is neither aware of it nor has issued any order, the district administration
should not react on rumours, he reasoned in a statement.
The GoAP’s top priority to agriculture and allied sector has yielded excellent results
to help the state win Krishi Karman Award for three consecutive years. Therefore,
the state Govt aims at making the CAU a top ranking varsity to produce agri-scientists
and agriculturists to boost the sector, Mein said with conviction.
Moreover, on reaction on private universities set up in the state aimed at making
quality education available at the door steps of the people, Mein said that as per
MoUs signed with the GoAP the private varsities are expected to offer quality education.
“I as a senior politician can take the responsibility to ensure quality education
by private varsity including Namsai-based Arunachal University of Studies but distance
myself from their wrong doings”, he said
If there is any wrong doing by any private varsity anywhere, the GoAP is not responsible
but it should initiate legal action if any Arunachalee is affected by their wrong
action, Mein added.