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NCP lambastes Govt on power projects

Madhurjya Doley

ITANAGAR, Jun 10: The State Govt’s MoU signing spree with various power developer parties on Hydel projects has come under sharp criticism from Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).

The party which celebrated its 12th foundation day today lambasted the ruling Congress Government for reckless signing of MoUs for construction of power projects in the state without taking into consideration the adverse impact on the sensitive and vulnerable indigenous people as well as their social, cultural, economic, demographic and environmental prospects.

While demanding for complete review of all the 117 MoUs signed so far, the party vehemently opposed signing further projects unless and until a water treaty with China comes up since major source of all rivers originates from that country. The party also stressed the need for setting up of Redressal Tribunal before taking up such projects.

While taking a dig at Govt for failing to prepare AOP due to so called ‘financial crisis,’ the party demanded declaration of "Financial Emergency" in the state.

Earlier, the party members along with Local MLA Techi Kaso and NCP State president Ngurang Pinch distributed fruits to the patients of Rama Krishna Mission Hospital as part of party’s week-long foundation day celebration. It will also organize blood donation camp, tree plantation programme etc. during the celebration.

NCP’s National Secretary and in-charge North East Jimmy George and Meghalaya MLA and Observer in-charge Arunachal Pradesh James A Sangma will attend the closing ceremony of party’s week-long foundation day celebration on June 16.


Arunachal exit from Dr. BC Trophy

ITANAGAR, Jun 10: Arunachal Pradesh lost to a much superior Uttarakhand side 0-4 in their last cluster match of the 47th Junior National Football Tournament played in Kolkata today and made an early exit from the tournament.

Arunachal beat Jammu and Kashmir 5-1 in their previous match and lost to Jharkhand 2-4 in the opening match.

Lack of proper training caused team’s early exit from the tournament, the coach of the team told ATNS over telephone from Kolkata today evening without giving details.


Tawang takes a step forward to welcome guests

May registers a tourist flow of 2800

ITANAGAR, June 10: Under the initiative of Tawang Deputy Commissioner, Gamli Padu, the private hotels located at Tawang Township was finally graded and a uniform tariff for rooms was fixed. The same was achieved in a meeting held with hoteliers today at his office chamber.

Earlier, on the basis of demand by the hoteliers, a board comprising of officers and representative of hoteliers was constituted by the deputy commissioner to physically inspect and verify each and every rooms of the hotels. They were given various parameters like cleanliness, parking place, facilities offered, etc. to grade the hotels and fix the room tariffs. After month long exercise, they had submitted the report which was finally approved unanimously today.

All together, 6 hotels were found to be best against the parameter set and were graded as ‘A’ category; 5 hotels were graded as B which had all facilities but no parking place, while some hotels were placed as C and D category which had least facilities. Accordingly, the tariffs of rooms were also fixed uniformly irrespective of peak and lean season.

The grading and tariff of hotel rooms shall be hosted in the district and departments website for wide publicity.

By uniform fixation of the tariff, the tourists need not have to worry about the uncertainty about the room rates. It will go a long way in attracting tourist and making Tawang a good tourist destination.  In the meeting, it was also decided that the private hotelier shall outsource the local tour guide mainly from the educated unemployed youth of the district. They shall be trained by the Tourism department and the rate of tour guide was fixed at Rs. 500/- and Rs. 1000/- per day for local and foreign tourist respectively.

Tawang has huge inflow of both local and foreign tourist. Last month, more than 2800 tourist visited the place.


AAPSU ask Naga Students Federation to end Manipur blockade

ITANAGAR, June 10: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union today asked the Naga Student's Federation (NSF) to end its economic blockade against Manipur during a meeting this afternoon in Itanagar.

During the hour long meet, the AAPSU led by President Takam Tatung and General Secretary Tujum Poyom appealed the NSF to stop the blockade against the Manipur while stating that all the problems could be solved through dialogues.

"I appealed to the Naga students to stop the blockade against Manipur and they gave positive response. We believe that all problems should be solved through dialogues," said Tatung.  He also reasoned with them to explore ways where amicable dialogue can be initiated to solve the crisis.

AAPSU, however, at the same time, has condemned the atrocities committed by the Manipur police at Mao Gate in Senapati District of Manipur where two students were killed and more than 50 persons injured on May 6.  

AAPSU also called for immediate intervention of central government for restoration of peace in these two neigbouring states. The blockade, followed after the decision of Manipur to impose a ban on Naga separatist leader Thuingaleng Muivah to visit his ancestral village of Somdal located in Manipur.

The five member NSF delegation is comprised of NSN Lotha (Former NSF president and Secretary General NESO), Vipopal Kintso (Advisor), Voto Neikha (Vice President),  Ahito Achumi (Secretary Education), I M Jamir (Secretary Culture).


Congress party election announced

ITANAGAR, June 10:  Booth and block levels Congress party organisational election in Arunachal Pradesh will began from June 20, announced All India Congress Committee Pradesh Returning Officer for Arunachal Pradesh Verendra Bakshi yesterday.

Addressing the Congress membership drive-cum organisational meeting at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan here, Bakshi further urged all the district returning officers (DROs) of the party to start election process immediately and complete latest by July 5.  The DROs are also asked to ensure 33 per cent women reservation in all levels of party organisation election.

While exhorting the office bearers of district and block Congress committees and other frontal wings to extend all kind of help to the DROs for smooth conduct of the election, Bakshi approved the names recommended by DROs for appointment as BROs/AROs. Copies of the election guidelines are also distributed to party election personnel.  Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Nabam Tuki called upon the DROs to strictly maintain the guidelines and ensure free, fair and peaceful election.


APSWC calls for creation of centres for upkeep of marginalized women

ITANAGAR, June 10: APSCW has called upon government and civil society, NGOs for creation of shelter homes, Crisis intervention Homes, Short Stay Home, Drop Centers with well equipped infrastructure to provide psychological, economical and medical support to women & children. The Commission said that there is only one Shelter Home in Arunachal Pradesh which is already  over crowded with destitute girls, child marriage and forced marriage victims.

The Vice Chairperson of the Commission, Mepung Tadar Bage said this while sharing the problems confronting the commission due to lack of homes.

Reacting to a news item published regarding Lokam Yanang, the Vice Chairperson said that despite all efforts, no one is willing to come forward to take back the woman home. She further informed that the APSCW on receiving the verbal intimation from secretary, RKM on May 7, the next day Commission swung into action and sent the woman for medical checkup and arranged for her stay at Mother Teresa charity Home at Naharlagun.  

She further said that despite no written complaint, APSCW have been taking suo moto action.


World Cup fever catches Arunachal

Madhurjya Doley

with agency inputs

ITANAGAR, Jun 10: World Cup fever has gripped soccer crazy Arunachalees as planet’s biggest sporting event the FIFA World Cup 2010 kicks off tomorrow with Group A rivals South Africa, Mexico, France and Uruguay in action on the opening day.

Host nation South Africa face Mexico in the inaugural match at 7.30 pm at Soccer City, Johannesburg while France and Uruguay clash later at Cape Town Stadium.

France, Uruguay and Mexico rank among the top 20 football nations in the world with South Africa lagging behind in 83rd place.

A total of 64 matches, including final, would be played among 32 participating nations from six confederations during the month-long soccer extravaganza. The final would be played a month later on July 11 at Soccer City, Johannesburg.

In the previous edition in 2006, Italy beat France on penalties to lift the Cup, while Germany beat Portugal to take 3rd place.

South Africa was chosen to host the 19th edition of the World Cup after beating countries like Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Morocco in the bidding. According to survey reports, Fifa World Cup 2010 will be one of the most widely watched events in the world.

It is good news for soccer lovers of Capital Complex that some individuals has arranged live screening of Fifa World Cup at Roof Garden, Samsara, Ganga with theatre-digital picture and sound quality. However, power cut due to load shedding, which is a common phenomenon in Capital Complex, might dampen World Cup festivity.

It is reported that, Mizoram government has taken all measures so that no load sheddings and power cuts occur during the World Cup season.

Will State’s power department ensure regular viewing of World Cup matches by supplying uninterrupted power during the big event?


Princess of Arunachal 2010 on August 7

ITANAGAR, June 10: The Princess of Arunachal 2010 would be held in August. The contest is would be the first step for the winners to take part at the Pantaloon Femina Miss India.   

The winner of the pageant would take part in the Dabur Gulabari Miss Fresh Face North East 2010 and eventually Pantaloon Femina Miss India.

The beauty pageant is being organized by the Saviours Friends Creation in association with the All Arunachal Youth Association first time in the state.

Claiming it to be the biggest event ever in the state, ‘Princess of Arunachal 2010’ aims to encourage the local girls of the state for the modeling arena, informed Kop Abo, President Saviours Friends Creation at a press conference today.

Abo also informed that the thirty percent of the proceeds of the event would be given to the school for the visually impaired and also the crowning ceremony would be done by visually challenged children instead of celebrities.

Mrs. Arunachal 2007, Epi Kop and one of the winners of the Darpan Mrs. India North East, who is among the organizing team called on the youths of the state to come forward and take part in the contest to bring out their unexplored talent. The first three winners will get a cash prize of rupees one lakh, rupees 75, 000 and rupees 50, 000 respectively. Only the Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribes of the state are eligible for the contest. Eighteen contestants would be selected and groomed for ten days.

The pageant will take place on August 7 next at the Nyikum Niya Hall Nirjuli. The forms for the contest are available at the Jambala Coffee House and the date for the last submission date is July 1 next.


ePDS on full swing in Tirap Denhang Bosai

KHONSA, June 10: Everyday scores of consumers throng the newly inaugurated ePDS counter at Khonsa. The consumers are not only overawed by the efficient functioning of the ePDS but are also happy to reap the multi-dimensional benefits it provides. It may be mentioned here that the ePDS, the first of its kind in the state was launched here by the Speaker Wanglin Lowanglong on May 31.

When asked to throw light on key features of ePDS, DF&CSO Amit Bengia said  “Under this system, allocation to the FPS is based on replenishment basis instead of a blanket allocation. Further, the challan issued by the warehouse (WSN) will be crosschecked by a 5 member team at the village level at the time of delivery to the FPS. Without this challan duly verified by at least 3 members of the FPS level vigilance committee and countersigned by an administrative officer, new allocation shall not be made to the FPS. The completed challans will be scanned and saved in the system for the purpose of office record. This will ensure that there is no pilferage of commodities between the warehouse and the FPS dealer.

• The ePDS system operates on a novel, non-replicable coupon system. These coupons are issued to the beneficiaries at the time of issuance/renewal of the ration cards. Twelve coupons are issued for one year (1 coupon per month) which will have to be submitted to the FPS by the beneficiary at the time of purchasing his/her ration quota. FPS owners will submit these coupons to the ePDS counter (DC/DF&CSO office) to get allocation for the next month. The system will automatically generate monthly sub- allocation order on the basis of the coupons submitted by FPS dealer. This process will largely eliminate any excess or unclaimed ration by beneficiaries i.e will shift the allocation system from a blanket allocation to a more relevant & accurate ‘Replenishment’ system.

• Fresh ration cards are issued to all beneficiaries. During the fresh issuance several family related data are being captured like group photographs, HoF photograph, HoF’s digital fingerprint. A significant amount of duplicity has been removed at this stage itself. As time passes and more information is captured, data analytics is used to find defaulters on a regular basis. This will be made possible as all data shall be digitalized. ePDS system enables quick issuance and modification of ration cards through a centralized; online database and approval mechanism. Erroneous or incomplete applications are rejected by the system immediately hence the applicant (beneficiary) also does not have go back and forth to submit a correct application. This has the following advantages;

* Minimum time wasted by the department in processing erroneous applications.

* Significant decrease  in time for issuance of ration cards to beneficiaries.

* Significant reduction in time for filing applications.

• Under the ePDS system, all essential functions of the department related to distribution of essential commodities and issuance of ration cards to beneficiaries have been captured. Using a multi-level online approval mechanism; the hierarchy of authority and flow of work has been replicated from the physical system. Using strong login controls to the ePDS system, it is ensured that no step is missed or carried out by un-authorized personnel. Further each activity in the system can be tracked and reported hence enabling quick and decisive resolution to errors / malpractices. The Directorate of Food & Civil Supplies can formulate and implement policy / procedural changes centrally. These changes once captured in the ePDS system will take effect immediately, hence eliminating delay and inconsistency in implementation of crucial changes”.

• He also highlighted the Key benefits of ePDS in this way;

* Bogus/ghost ration cards will be completely eliminated.

* System is web-based, not destroyable at the time of natural calamities etc             

* Permanent database - searchable data record.

* Duplicate ration card can be issued on the spot.

* System will warn if another application is submitted by an already enrolled beneficiary.

* Reduction in under and over allocation of ration to FPS.

* Reduction in diversion of essential commodities.

* Containment of arbitrary decision making at all levels.

* Induction of transparency and accountability in operations.

* Reduction of redundant workload of department employees.

* Fast dispersal of stakeholder grievances.

* Dissemination of information as per public requirement.

* Management information system for monitoring and quick decision making.

* Protecting the interest of all the genuine stakeholders

* Faster reaction time for the department (Authority) on key policy/management matters.

For more information on ePDS interested persons can log on to www.tirap.nic.in / www.arunfcs.gov.in (DIPRO)

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Death traps

Dear Editor,

Dam is the in hot topic these days. It is sometimes like that of “divide and rule" policy of the British in India. Many are aware that Arunachal Pradesh is going to be the Main power house in north east by installing Mega projects. What is the need of these projects which is at the cost of the indigenous people? A very few will get compensation but what about the others? Where are they going to live and how long will the beneficiaries live with their compensated amount? Only a few will manage with the money and rest will be the same again. They will be worse than before. There goes a saying in Assamese " Mach lage ki Bheel ?  (You want the fish or the fishing pond).

Look at the problems of the Chakmas.  It is an example to our future if we are not concerned today. Our people will never be able to sustain outside Arunachal.

 Whenever there is a democratic approach the Govt. camouflages it. Take the last incident of CRPF firing at Pogging.  The DIPRO termed The Arunachal Times as misguided and explained that there was no lathicharge but only mild canning. Can he explain to us that whether there is any Mechanism or device to measure the density of that mild canning on the public by the police/CRPF?

People should use the internet and other source of information regarding Dam issues and manifest their feelings and action through collaborative activities in a democratic and positive way.

     Instead of signing MOU's upon MOU's silently without the consent of the people, Govt should tackle problems  like  boundary dispute with Assam, Chakma refugee issues and other development projects. Power project only cannot be termed as development. Wonder what will be the scenario when 90 to 100 Nos. of Mega Dams comes up in Arunachal Pradesh with people at the mercy of the Power Corporate and being minor in our own state.  In case of LSHEP, Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd (JPVL) holds 89% equity in it; the rest is held by the Arunachal Pradesh government. The power owned by the company will be sold outside Arunachal. Look East Policy will make north east the main corridor and all the power from North East will be sold to the S.E. Asian countries. Why at the cost of the people of Arunachal ?

On environment day, the  CM and Parliamentary secy. forest and environment circulated their message on conservation of the wild life, flora and fauna and how Arunachal is one of the bio-diversity hotspots in the world and how globalization and development is endangering the wild life and humans and preserve it before it is too late. So, think globally and act locally. Think big but begin it from the self itself. Organizations should capacitate every individual and work out for the future of Arunachal Pradesh. Better go for small projects and say no to big dams because big dams are a sure death trap.


Rickar Taipodia

(on email)




Govt should ensure safety and security of professionals

Dear Editor,

The unpleasant incident like, attack, assault and even killing of the employees of various CPSU and private developer who are entrusted by the Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh to harness hydro-power, seems a regular trend of present days, which need Government attention to avoid further indecisive outcome as it is the sole responsibility of host state to provide adequate security toward executing agency so as the project is completed within time-framed.

Killing of one geologist of Patel Engineering, firing at two employees of NEEPCO Ltd., and numerous assaults has been reported since recent past which is a matter of concern. The authority concern of state Govt. who are involved in signing of MOA/MOU of project has never been attacked or assaulted so far, but why the employee of executing agency are made spongy target? If the state Govt. is not in position to give at least protection for countable number of power developers at this initial stage than signing of MOA/MOU of 117 projects is a blunder for which the state have to face heavy penalty in the days to come, as more and more number of developers is yet to take-up their already paid (Upfront money) projects. Safety is the prime factor to be insured before start of any project, whereas the execution is in the secondary level.

I believe the innocent citizen of the state is not against the developmental activities rather they are protesting against the unyielding policy adopted by the people first Government. If proper policy and phase wise manner was adopted to harness the huge hydro potential, if adequate length of time was taken to educate the people to realize towards development, everyone would have accepted it.

We must plan wise today for tomorrow’s betterment, but we seems to have run into trouble at the initial stage.

I would like to appeal the Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh and authority concern to provide adequate security at the project site of various power developers for welfare of working professional, so that the project is completed within timeframe without cost over-run.


Taw Teri (on email)




Time for an amicable solution

Dear Editor,

Lower Siang project has become a major political issue where our adi brothers and sisters make allegation and counter allegation on one another. It's not the time for blame game; it's time to create awareness among the people of Adi community.

I am shocked to know that one of the most efficient and cleanest officers of Arunachal Pradesh, the present Deputy Commissioner East Siang was target and blamed by different organization of Adi community. I don't find any anti people action by him. It's unfortunate that a man who plays a vital role in uplift of our Panggi brothers and sisters at the receiving end. Instead of blaming him, we should feel proud that at this time of adversity, we have a D.C from Adi community.

He handled the Pongging incident well. Though there was some bad altercation but he handled control it successfully.

In response to Tobing Megu's letter of June 10, questioning Vijay Taram is wrong as Taram belongs to Komkar village. If the dams come up some parts of fertile land would be submerged. Compared to Bodak village more of Komkar village will be submerged. Calling him not affected is totally wrong. It was wrong on part of Taram to question the role of ABK and J.K Panggeng. We cannot blame ABK and J.K panggeng because they don't have any role in the construction of proposed dam.

This issue shouldn't be politicized and we should stand united and try to find out an amicable solution to problem which would benefit the affected people.


Oni Ejing (on email)




CICs needs support

Dear Editor,

Apropos to the news item “CIC need to be made functional” which appeared on 1st June ’10 written by ASM Bameng-II East Kameng District. Here, I would like to highlight more details of CIC in support of his topic. CIC is not a mere office, it is an institution too. Because, apart from all facilities like communications through internet and other computer related works which is provided, the basic computer courses are also given which is of utmost importance in today’s global world.

After setting up of CIC, we, the poor parents had at least been introduced to the IT world in the form that we could give our ward the most coveted computer trainings in our own block which was beyond our thought. It was indeed a boon for all of us, as it had been really beneficial to one and all regardless of age barrier. For that we must express our gratitude to the authority concern.

But mere setting up of office is not a solution and more needs to be done by the government to make it more holistic and reachable to the people at large. It is in a state of negligence by the Govt. Efforts should be made to make it more viable in the form of infrastructure development. Today we are living in a computer age and whether you like it or not you can’t distance yourself from the benefits of the computer. So we should care for it and a concerted effort should be made both at the Govt and people’s level to make it more easily accessible to the common masses.


Tabit Tamuk

Sessen, East Siang District




Fix rate for local bead

Dear Editor,

I would like to put my opinion regarding the value of local beads (Tasang/Todak). At present the value of single string/ bead are costing in lakhs and thousands which is abnormal & illogical.

As per my opinion the value of any item in the market has to be have some standard unit but unfortunately descendents of Abotani group does not have such standard to value the price of local beads. The trademark/ date of manufacture/ expiry date/ side effect/ company name are nowhere mentioned in any of the product (bead) so in this situation it would be very difficult to fix the value of any item in today’s scientific era.

Surprisingly we don’t know from which place it’s manufactured. So without knowing the intention of manufacturer its will be foolish on our part to fix irrational prices.

I appeal to all the Abotani groups like NES/ ABK/ GWS/ TWS to form an expert group to authenticate and fix  uniform value of Tasang/ Tadok based on certain indicator so that our coming generation do not nullify its value.


Dr. Kipa Tubin





The greatest extravaganza and Africa

Taba Ajum

ITANAGAR, June 10: FIFA world cup 2010 is all set to kick off with Africa readying to showcase beautiful side of the continent to rest of the world. When FIFA decided to host 2010 world cup in South Africa, the whole of Africa erupted in joy. In the past often been in news for all wrong reasons, Africa is hoping to erase all the pain and suffering it has witnessed by joining this celebration.

Decades of civil war have never let Africans live peacefully in their own land. In many countries like Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan thousands of people have died because of raging civil war leading to international outrage. Lawlessness prevails in many countries of Africa which are hampering their development. These are the reasons why till date several parts of Africa live 19th century lifestyle.  In terms of human resource development, Africa has long way to go before it achieved substantial standard.

In my college days, a Somalian friend had once told me, “In Somali if you wear some gold stuff, new clothes and walk around the road, easily people will target you. People kill each other even for little sum of money. It’s quite tough to live in some countries of Africa though it is one of the most beautiful places of this earth.”

Despite every kind of trouble, African has always shined in sports area and has given world class talents to the world of sports. Hence in the aftermath of this background, one can expect some surprise performance by African countries in this year’s FIFA world cup. It was Cameroon which captivated world audience with scintillating performance   in the 1990 FIFA world cup and declared arrival of African countries in world stage in true sense. Since then Africa has produced many world class footballers like Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto and many more.  Football has given immense source of happiness to Africans and has facilitated the process of healing many old wounds.  

When South Africa was awarded hosting right for FIFA world cup 2010 many pundits across the world were skeptical about its ability to host event of such magnitude.  But braving all odds, the country is all set to host this mega event and the world audience will get a chance to witness Africa’s hidden beauty. For one month, entire Africa will immerse in joy of being part of this football extravaganza and perhaps this may be beginning of new era for this continent.  Our North-East region which too has witnessed bloody history in major part of its existence since Independence can learn lesson out of this FIFA world cup. Sports and music have no boundary and can heal old wounds and give hope for future.  Time to forgive each other and move on with life!


19 AR carries out development projects in remote areas of Tirap

ITANAGAR, June 10: Keeping up with its commitment to bring peace and prosperity to the   strife-torn Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh, 19 Assam Rifles has undertaken and accomplished a number of development projects especially in the remote areas of the district. Kunsa is one such village which is located only two kilometers from Indo-Myanmar border.

Kunsa is an underdeveloped village with majority of its population living below poverty line.  Interaction by commandant 19 Assam Rifles with the villagers revealed imminent requirement of taking up certain development projects in the village. Subsequently, 19 Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarters 25 Sector Assam Rifles and `DAH DIVISION’ under took construction of children park with perimeter fencing and community toilets with drainage system in the Kunsa village under ‘operation samaritan’.

The children park has been constructed by the unit with intent to motivate the children to join school and complete their basic education. Also, children at a young age are most vulnerable to propaganda by insurgents. This step by the unit has projected the positive image of Army and government to the young impressionable minds of children.

Due to poor hygiene and sanitation conditions in Kunsa village, problem of water contamination exists leading to villagers suffering from diseases like diarrhea and influenza. Villagers had projected the requirement of construction of toilets alongwith drainage system to the unit in order to improve the sanitation conditions in the village. Considering the requirement, 19 Assam Rifles has constructed six toilets alongwith the drainage system in the village under ‘operation samaritan’ and same are being used by the villagers.


DC calls for stringent measures to check indiscriminate construction

Tawang, June 10: Tawang Deputy Commissioner, Gamli Padu met the District Level Tourism Development Committee here today at his office chamber.

Speaking on the occasion, Padu said that indiscriminate constructions of buildings, amenities, at tourist places like Lakes, waterfalls and other religious places have started which are disturbing the natural beauty. Therefore, immediate measure should be taken to maintain their pristine beauty, he added. He stressed that, prior permission from the competent authority should be obtained before constructing tourist amenities to these places and the amenities should be built in such a way it does not disturb the natural view.

Further, he expressed necessity of regulating the taxi fares so that the tourist coming from outside are not harassed.(DIPRO)


Bam underscores the need of self discipline and hard work

Seppa, June 10:  Self-disciplined and  hard work are two mantra for success in the life. One who stick to this two elements shall surely get success in life, said newly posted East Kameng District, Deputy Commissioner Tope Bam at the 13th foundation day celebration of All Bameng, Khenewa and Lada students union (ABKLSU) at community hall Bameng today.

While responding to the memorandum submitted by the students, Bam assured that the initiative for the demarcation of the Bameng Township shall be materialized soon for which he will send a land officer to the circle in the month of October and November. He also assured to look into the matter pertaining to the reshuffling of the teachers in the place.

He further added that as DC East Kameng District, he shall try his level best for the development of Bameng.

All East Kameng Students Union, President Tukfi Riang who was present on the celebration as Guest of Honor  appealed the people to cooperate with the students and the officers in the development activities keeping aside all the barrier.

Kego Essi   EAC Bameng expressed the problem being faced by the people of Bameng especially in supply of PDS item, electricity, road and communication and the shortages of the teachers and the govt officials.

He further appealed the people not to get infuriated when they don't get essential items particularly as the lacuna is not only with the FPS owner but with   carriage contractors as well who are responsible for the transportation of PDS items to their designated place. (DIPRO)


Theft cases on the rise in Hawai

ITANAGAR, June 10: The people, particularly the Govt officials in the Hawai circle under Anjaw district have been passing sleepless night due to continued theft incidents for the last two month.

Sources informed that on the intervening night of June 5-6, the Govt quarter of Dr. S Bordan, working in Community Health Centre, Hawai has been looted by thieves.  The thieves took away many household properties including cash, the sources said.

An FIR was lodged at Khupa Police station and the administration was also informed about the theft case, but no one was arrested till date, sources said.  


Anti – malaria month being observed in Lohit

ITANAGAR, June 10: Along with rest of the country,  June is being observed as Anti Malaria Month all over Lohit district . Awareness on early diagnosis and prompt treatment are being intensified in all health centers of the district through Medical Officers.

Training on use of RDK and ACT are imparted to all ASHAS , MPWS and  Medics in various places. Advocacy inter sectoral meetings and door to door surveillances by DHVS and Medics are going on full swing in the second phase of IRS action plan .

Social services are being conducted in all health institutions to clear jungles , drainage and water stagnations as a part of awareness campaign . DIPRO


APCC celebrates birth anniversary of Gopinath Bordoloi

ITANAGAR, June 10: As a part of year-long celebration of 125th years of Indian National Congress, the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has celebrated the 120th birth anniversary of freedom fighter and first Assam Chief Minister Gopinath Bordoloi at Rajiv Gandhi Congress Bhawan today.

Addressing the gathering APCC public grievances cell chairman Haryom Bam recalled the contribution of Late Bordoloi as freedom fighter, especially to protect the interest of people of North East.

Party general secretary T C Tok also remembered contribution of this dedicated Congress leader towards the people of North East.

Large number of Congress leaders including APCC general secretary and chairman of the 125th years of INC celebration coordination committee Minkir Lollen also attended the celebration.


Teachers drive

ITANAGAR, June 10: All Papum Pare District Students Union (APPDSU) in a meeting held on 8th of this month has constituted a committee to carry out “teachers drive policy” to meet shortage of teachers in the district.

APPDSU informed that various schools of district are running short of teachers and there is an urgent need to carry out teachers drive.


Keep away from bad practices: APPDSU

STLRDC formed

ITANAGAR, June 10: Claiming that some officers of Sagalee, who are involved in issue of LPC in Sagalee township are misguiding the common people, the All Papum Pare District Students’ Union urged the officers to refrain from such bad practices and clear their own position.

The union also urged the higher authority of various concerned departments especially public works department to study the ground reality with the lower officers of Sagalee PWD division.

Reminding its 15 days ultimatum submitted to Sagalee ADC for cancellation of land allotment certificates issued to individuals in Sagalee township, the union also urged the Deputy Commissioner to take steps for immediate cancellation of LPC issued  and recommended for regular land allotment to Govt from ADC Sagalee during 2006-2010.  

However, the union informed that  the DC assured them to look into the issue seriously.

Meanwhile, in order to have an amicable solution to the land regularisation in Sagalee township, an interim committee, titled, Sagalee Town Land Regularization Demamd Committee (STLRDC) was formed in a meeting at Sagalee on June 9, informed its president Techi Perang in a release today.  Nabam Kojum and Techi Leni have been selected as vice president and general secretary of the committee, the release added.

The meeting adopted two-point resolutions stating that Sagalee ADC should put up all land applications for Govt recommendation before the SDLAAB on June 15. All the cases right from the beginning till date should be treated uniformly and equally without discrimination for allotment of land or cancellation, it further said.


Hunting, fishing banned

ITANAGAR, June 10: The Head Gaon Burah, Gaon Burahs and public of Pakke-Kessang, Papu-Valley and Passa Valley decided to ban  illegal fishing, supply of cane, bamboo, timber,  and local practice of trapping of wild animals in a meeting at Rilloh General ground recently.



Dree Football

ITANAGAR, June 10: Dree Football Tournament organized by Capital Complex Dree Festival Committee, 2010 will kick off on June 12 at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun.

Arunachal Chamber of Commerce and Industries president Techi Lala will inaugurate the tournament at 2.30 pm as chief guest.

Meanwhile, the opening match of the 43rd Dree Football Tournament 2010 would be played between Bulla Sports Association and Bulla Tajang XI (BT XI) on June 10 next, according Central Dree Festival Committee, Ziro. However, the date of the opening match was mistakenly printed as June 11 in forth paragraph of the news item published yesterday. Further, the abbreviated form of BT XI should be read as Bulla Tajang instead of Bamang Taji. Similarly, AHSA should be read as All Hija Sports Association.


NABARD to train 1000 for Self- Employment Ventures

ITANAGAR: In the biggest ever skill-building initiatives in line with Govt.  of  India’s policy for ‘Inclusive Growth’ NABARD will support seven NGOs in four districts of Arunachal viz., Papum Pare, Lower Subansiri, Kurung Kumey and Changlang for capacity building of rural unemployed youth and SHGs towards livelihood promotion in the rural areas.

The areas for entrepreneurship development are: - Tailoring, Hip loom Weaving, Jute Handicrafts, Beauty Culture, Mobile Repairing, cane and Bamboo products besides food processing in household level  

The seven NGOs, which will be implementing the programmes are: AIDA, Manghi Welfare Society , Alombro Mayu yaku Chi Amey Aroga , Jarkum & Yania Charitable Society, Seva Kendra Borduria, Arun Kutir Udyog Co-operative Society, Rural Development & Heritage Society.

The NGO will closely collaborate with District Administration and line departments officials like Industries, Agriculture, Horticulture Extension Officer (Credit), apart from banks operating in the area.

The average number of trainees per programme is fixed at 25 for effective classroom participation.


Hemu  demands NIT for  road project

ITANAGAR: Former MLA Techi Hemu today appealed the Commissioner of Rural Work Department to issue necessary directives to the department concerned to float  NIT for construction of road from Papu bridge to Gumtung village, East Kameng district at the earliest.

In a letter to the RWD Commissioner, Hemu regretted that  inspite of administrative approval and sanction of project expenditure  with budgetary allocation of Rs 150 lakh for phase -I (2009-2010) of project and clear direction to award the work under bid system,  the department did not  invite NIT from bidders for implementation of  the project till date.



ITANAGAR, June 10: Sipa Melo has been appointed as APCC Vigilance, Chairman for Dibang Valley District.