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Police on path of modernization: DGP

YINGKIONG, May 6: Director General of Police, Arunachal Pradesh Vimla Mehra despite limitations and constrains her department is on the path of modernization. In due course of time there would be increased vehicles and police personnel.

She said this while inaugurating the office building of Superintendent of Police, Yingkiong, Upper Siang yesterday.

She appreciated the law abiding and peace loving people of the district and hoped the same will be maintained in future also. She thanked all the departments especially the General Administration for their support and cooperation.

MAL Alo Libang apprised the DGP about the shortage of vehicles and personnel in the police department in Upper Siang District and requested her to look into the matter. Deputy Commissioner, Upper Siang Pawan Kumar Sain and DIGP Nabin Payeng and others were present.


DoNER yet to receive priority list of projects from Arunachal

ITANAGAR, May 6:The Ministry of DoNER has received the priority lists of projects for FY 2010-11 for all the states except Nagaland, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh. Minister of Development of North Eastern Region, Bijoy Krishna Handique has written to the respective Chief Minister’s of the three states to submit the same within a week, failing which the previous years’ left over prioritized schemes will be selected by the Ministry.

In a bid to hasten the fund allocations from the Non Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR), the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region has started the retention of prioritized projects received from the North Eastern states in accordance with the new NLCPR guidelines. As per the new guidelines, the Ministry will complete the retention of projects in the first two months of the financial year. The new guidelines will ensure the sanction and release of funds in the same financial year.

The expressed minister expressed his satisfaction over the progress of retention of schemes for the FY 2010-11.


FXB India supports deprived children

World Aids Orphans Day

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, May 5:  Every year children across the world is orphaned due to deadly HIV-AIDS.  Expressing solidarity with these children, 7th May is observed as World Aids Orphans Day. Initiated by FXB India, World Aids Orphans Day is commemorated to give hope for better life to those children who are battling poverty and social stigmatization.

Most of the states of India officially do not recognized 7th May as World Aids Orphans Day. However with the efforts of FXB India, in recent year states like Manpiur and Mizoram have started to value this day by recognizing 7th May as World Aids Orphans Day.

Arunachal FXB, under the leadership of Mepung Tader, Vice chairperson, Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) has been carrying out various initiatives to support orphan kids and children belonging to below poverty line.

“Working with Naz Foundation India, a Delhi based NGO  motivated me to work towards child support. And I believe FXB India has provided me best opportunity,” says Mepung who has a master’s degree from Delhi School of Social Work.

Talking about various work initiated by FXB in Arunachal she tells, “FXB is concentrating mainly in providing education to deprived children and train poor women for income generation activities.”

FXB day care centre located in Nyokum Lapang area of Itanagar is filled with young children with big dreams in their eyes. “We provide tuition support to those children who are getting formal education in schools. We also give basic education to children who have never been to school. At the moment we have 167 students and seven staffs taking care of them, “informed Mepung.

FXB identify those children who can be given formal education and later facilitate their admission in the nearby schools with due permission from their parents.

Besides education, children are also provided nutritional support during their stay at the FXB centre. She further added that in the past FXB has trained around 85 women in tailoring and weaving, thereby helping them in learning income generation work.


VAHAN Software Project launched in Changlang

Changlang, May 6: The VAHAN Software project, meant for the computerization of the Vehicle Registration has been formally launched by the Deputy Commissioner, Changlang District Dr. S.B Deepak Kumar today.

Due to renovation of DC office, Changlang, the Vahan software will be temporarily run from Video conferencing room until completion of the renovation work and allotment of DTO office room for computerization.

The first ever ‘Registration Certificate cards’ generated by the Vahan software here were presented to Yape Ngemu and Monsam Jugli respectively by DC, Changlang. DC told the gathering that Vahan software will help in maintaining of vehicles data online and will expedite the office works more quickly and hassle-free issuance of RC (Registration Certificate) books, collecting road tax, issue of fitness certificate, monitoring vehicle records and tax defaulters more easily. DC thanked the National Informatics Centre (NIC), for putting all efforts and providing technical support in implementing the VAHAN software project.

DIO, NIC Radhe Hinda, explained the workflow and the salient features of the Vahan software project. He told that SARATHI software mean for Driving Licence, Conductor Licence and Driving School Licence would also be implemented shortly.


Arunachal effects bureaucratic reshuffle  

Itanagar, May 6:  In a major reshuffle, the Arunachal Pradesh government has ordered transfer and postings of several senior officers of Arunachal Pradesh Civil Services (APCS) and IAS cadres with immediate effect.

As per an order dated April 30, Science and Technology Director Kemo Lollen has been transferred to Shillong as Additional Resident Commissioner (ARC). He would be replaced by Guwahati Deputy Resident Commissioner (DRC) SD Sarkar.

Delhi DRC B Talukdar has been transferred to Guwahati while EAC Tawang KN Damo is to take the place of Talukdar.

ADC Namsai RK Sharma has been elevated as Lohit Deputy Commissioner while Shillong DRC Onam Lego has been transferred to DC's office, Pasighat.

The government has also effected changes at the secretary level with Lohit DC Kaling Tayeng elevated as Secretary, Health and Family Welfare relieving AB Shukla, while Director Relief and Rehabilitation and Disaster Management (RR & DM) Kapa Kholie has transferred as Secretary Urban Development relieving Yeshi Tsering.

Director, Supply and Transport, TT Gamdik will hold additional charge of Director RR & DM. UNI


GBs resolve to stand together

KHONSA, May 6: The Gaon Buras of Tirap district conducted a General Body meeting under the Chairmanship of T.  Wangsa, GB, Kaimai village yesterday at the NBF Hall, Khonsa. More than ninety GBs attended the meeting.

Wangsa who was responsible for convening the meeting said that unity among the GBs of the district was the need of the hour and should stand together for one another at the time of both joy and despair. To achieve this unity convening of the meeting was a necessity as a plat-form to share their views. He further suggested for the formation of a GBs’ Association of Tirap district which would work for the welfare of the district as a whole.

While speaking, the GB of Paniduria suggested that the old GBs should voluntarily resign from their post and give way to the younger generation as they are often required to move out of their village for duty. The GB of Longkai vehemently requested his fellow GBs to avoid the use of opium. Many other GBs spoke and expressed their gratefulness to the chairman for his painstaking effort to call the meeting.

All of them agreed with the suggestions put forth by T. Wangsa while increment in the their honorarium was the most common point for all the speakers.

Later,  GBs’ Welfare Association - Tirap District was formed with T. Wangsa as the President and Akhun Zamikham as the General Secretary along with other office bearers.


Death of medical student mourned

ITANAGAR, May 6: Lobom Welfare Society (LWS) has condoled the untimely demise of Prity Pangkam, a first year medical students of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal. Late Prity breathed her last due to illness at RIMS ICU on May 3 last. The last rites of  Late Pangkam were performed today at her native village Jenging in Upper Siang district, society informed.

Untimely and sudden demise of Prity, who had a brilliant academic career, is not only loss to the family and society, it is a great loss for the entire state, the Society said.

The society prayed for eternal peace for heavenly abode of the departed soul and conveyed deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family.

The society also extended heartfelt thanks to RIMS authority and students for their cooperation in bringing back the mortal remains of Prity to her native village.


Awareness campaign

ITANAGAR, May 6: All Bameng Khenewa and Lada Students’ Union (ABKLSU) in its executive meeting held at Seppa recently decided to conduct its 3rd general awareness campaign on development activities in  Bameng, Khenewa and Lada area from May 28.

The campaign will include education, forestation, health and hygiene, road communication, power supply etc. There will be health camp at  Bameng and Khenewa during the campaign, the union said. It has also decided to organize its foundation Day at Bameng on June 10 next.


APWWS demands  action against attacker

ITANAGAR, May 6: Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society (APWWS) has appealed the Papum Pare district administration to take appropriate  action against the CO Chichung Chukhu for his alleged attack on Govt officer Tana Yami on April 30 last.

The call came after a  fact finding team of the Society visited the resident of the victim at Rono village, Doimukh yesterday.

Condemning the attack on woman officer, the APWWS said law has been totally misused and violated against weaker section, which is very unfortunate. The society also demanded independent enquiry committee for justice to the victim.


International labour Day

ITANAGAR, May 6: The All Arunachal Pradesh Government Department Labour’s Union East Kameng unit celebrated the International Labour Day with participation of thousand departmental labourers at Abotani Munch on May 1 last. Zonal chairman Blagang Dada  hoisted the May day flag and urged upon the union members to perform their duty with devotion for all round development. Chief Guest and ZPM Boro Sangyu also called upon the union members to shoulder responsibility. Guest of honour Cahpo Yangfo also spoke on the occasion.


RGUTA appointments

ITANAGAR, May 6: New executive committee of Rajiv Gandhi University Teachers’ Association (RGUTA) has been formed with Dr. Rachab Taba as President, Dr. Hui Tag as Vice-President, Dr. Oken Lego as General Secretary for the session 2010-2011.

The executive body has also selected 8 Executive Committee Members from various disciplines to assist the main Executive Body in any policy decision.

In the meantime, the newly constituted executive body has decided to hold another General Body Meeting soon to discuss various issues related to welfare of teaching community, and to discuss on other controversial issues facing the University since last 4 months.  


Siram to grace the Benedictory Function

Roing, May  6: A week long Bible Training got underway here at the premises of the Gamgu Destitute Prayer Centre, (GDPC) Roing from 3 May last.

Education Minister Bosiram Siram has consented to grace the event as chief guest at the valedictory Function which is scheduled to be held on 9 May next. He will lay the foundation stone of the Gamgu Destitute Prayer Centre.


IRBn jawans at ITBP composite hospital

ITANAGAR, May 6:  ITPB medical team here has set an exemple by providing medical treatment to the jawans of 3rd IBRn.

Acting on the directive of the state DGP, the ITBP DIG (Medical) sent his medical team to Jully village and evacuated 13 serious ARBn jawans who have been suffering from acute gastroenteritis and other ailments to its composite hospital, Itanagar on April 29. After a week-long treatment they were discharged on May 5.

Dr Naveen Ram, ITPB DIG (medical) has further informed that such type of help will also be extended in future, to maintain good relationship among the troops of different forces.


Horticulture policy on the offing

ITANAGAR: Horticulture department will formulate horticulture policy and master plan as a road map for the state so that proper planning can be done for next 5-10 years and take suitable step to for conversion of existing orchards into organic farm.

This decision was taken at a follow up meeting held in the Directorate of Horticulture, Chimpu, Itanagar which was attended by Horticulture Minister Honchun Ngandam, Director Horticulture Jombo Ratan and all Senior Officers and District Horticulture Officers.

Ngandam suggested that proper policy on contract farming should be formulated for the state. He advised the officers to formulate a Detail Project Report for two years Horticulture Mission in the state and also advised DHOs to model horticulture farms in each district in farmers’ field.

Ngandam has called for cooperation in implementation of schemes and programme in a right way so that farmers are benefited fully.

He informed the officers that the Chief Minister is convinced about the prospect of horticulture in the state and hoped that he would allocate suitable amount for implementation of State Horticulture Mission in coming two years.


BJP council members

ITANAGAR: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Arunachal Pradesh has appointed state senior party vice president Wangman Lowangcha and BJP leader Bai Gadi as BJP National Council members. The appointments were made with the approval of National BJP president Nitin Gadkari. Lowangcha will represent the East Arunachal, while Gadi will represent West Arunachal in the national council.

Meanwhile,  Doni Nich and Tadar Akap have been appointed as state BJYM president and state ST Morcha president respectively with approval of national BJP chief.



ITANAGAR, May 6: Yura Tachik has been appointed at Kurung Kumey District Congress Committee general secretary on May 3 last.



ITANAGAR, May 6: All Arunachal Pradesh Government Department Labour’s Union (AAPGDLU), East Kameng district unit has mourned the sudden death of late Patey Ponglu, president of the vicil secretariat unit of the  union. Late Ponglu died in a road accident in Itangar on May 3 last.

The  members and zonal chairman of the union observed two minutes silence as a mark of respect to the departed soul. They also appealed the state Govt to book the truck driver involved in the accident immediately and for compensation to  the bereaved family.

Teach them some on etiquettes and human dignity


Dear Editor,

This is in reference to the incident that took place at Daporijo on 3rd May 2010 where two of my friends and I were beaten by an ASP Mr. N. Narayan for violation of traffic norms. Unaware of the checking drive carried on by the police, we were riding on a bike when the policeman first threw punch at us causing us to loss balance off the bike and let us fall, upon which he started choicest of abusive words followed by series of beating. We tried reasoning with him that we did violate the traffic rule and were ready to pay penalty for our deed, but to no avail. On that day the police were beating people for very trivial reason such as for parking in undesignated place. This infuriated us as well as some onlookers which led to a minor altercation with the policeman as to how for a case of traffic violation one deserved such an inhuman act of violence which shattered our dignity as a human being.

Now the big question, are these policemen who are manning and enforcing the traffic rules competent enough about the laws of traffic and motor vehicles related rules? Or are they at least ever given proper orientation of the dos and don’t of traffic rules at the police academy? I am sure in any rules of law they don’t envisage for physical assault of ordinary citizens in a manner we suffered. Unless the policemen are given lessons on traffic rules combined with lessons on manners and etiquettes, these policemen will continue to flaunt the rules and behave in a manner resembling the dreaded Taliban.

Through this we seek justice from the authority concern and would like to request the authority to initiate action against the guilty policemen for taking law into their hand.


Raju Maling,

Vice-President, ATSU

Paw Baring

Debom Ginglo




Give them a chance too


Dear Editor,

Through the columns of your esteemed daily I would like to express my view regarding the postponement of APCS mains examination 2010.

The RGU semester exam is scheduled to be held on this month which will last upto 29.The APCS exam date clashes with the University exam date. In this regard I feel that the university students should at least get some more time to prepare for the APCS mains exam.

Some people argue that the Public Service Commission being an autonomous body should follow strict norms without budging an inch from its stand. But my point is, had it been the case of strict norms that Commission follows, they should have done it from the very beginning when 1739 candidates were rejected for their mistakes. However the candidates were given chance to sit in the Prelims Exam.

In other words they were favoured by the Commission on moral grounds. Now the RGU students are asking for just some more time. Doesn’t the Commission needs to consider the demands of RGU students on moral grounds as they did earlier in case of 1739 rejected candidates.

I am neither an RGU student, nor a law student but I support their demand


Numar Tai

Lower Subansiri wins Tadar Tang State Level Football Tournament

Ojing Tayeng

ITANAGAR, May 6: After a gap of six years, Lower Subansiri once again emerged as the champion of the Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football Tournament.

The three times champion beat Papum Pare by 2-1 in the final match of the IX TTMSLF tournament played at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium this evening amidst capacity crowd.

The Papum Pare player donning jersey number 13, Tapan Borah successfully scored the first goal of the match against Lower Subansiri in 7th  minutes. However, Tage Tath jersey number 9 of Lower Subansiri shattered their dreams as he satisfactorily equalized the score 1-1 in 47th minutes. With one minute to go for the final whistle Tath scored the winning goal.

Papum Pare got three corners while, the Champion team got 7 corners during the game.

Speaking at the awards function, Parliamentary Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Wangki Lowang suggested that a strong state team be figured out from the players so that they could represent the state.

Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football Tournament should be collectively popularized, not only in the state of Arunachal Pradesh but in the entire country. Lowang said that former Minister Tadar Tang was one of the architects of modern Arunachal and a great leader of the state and appealed to the people to follow the footprints of Tang for the development of the state and suggested the Arunachal Pradesh Football Association, who is the organizer of the TTMSLFT to rotate the tournament in all the district of the state.

He further briefing the need of high-quality stadium and other games and sports activities centre in the state said that, a national standard stadium is necessary in the state so that budding players of the state compete at national and international events.

Meanwhile, responding the two point memorandum submitted by Arunachal Pradesh Football Association, for enhancement of grant-in-aid from Rs 8 lakhs to 12 lakhs and renovation /installation of security fencing (estimate cost 15 lakhs )in between field and public gallery in this current financial year, Lowang assured to take-up the demands with the Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and expressed hope that the CM would fulfill demands of the association for better sports activities in the state.

Highlighting, the insufficient financial aids Arunachal Pradesh Football Association General Secretary G Doke said that the Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football Tournament was initially organized by Tang Foundation Multipurpose Society, but considering the importance of the tournament, the state government through the nodal department funded in form of grant in aid thus making it as a full-fledged state level tournament.

However, with the passage of time and the tremendous price rise of all the essential commodities, transportation charge including sports items, the 8 lakhs Grant-in-Aid which was prepared eight years back is meager to cope with the tournament expenditure, Doke added while appealing for more funds.

Doke further called for the renovation of Rajiv Gandhi Stadium and also highlighting the frequent public intervention inside the field and manhandling of match officials and players during the game appealed the government and the concerned department for fund provision to renovate and install security fence in between field and the public gallery.

Later, the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour MLA Pasang Dorjee Sona, Tadar Yadir wife of Tadar Tang along with other dignitaries gave away the Trophy along with cash prizes to the Champion, Runner-Up, individual prize winners and citation to match referees.

Amongst other, MLA Techi Kaso and Chairmen DoTC Yumsen Matey also witnessed the final match.

There was a Karate demonstration by Arunachal Karate Association and WUSU members and Pinku Ome Popir Party from West Siang District displayed cultural items on the occasion.


Best of the tournament

Man of the Tournament - Toko Poliam of Papum Pare

Highest Scorer of the tournament - Taba Rakesh of Papum Pare

Best Goal Keeper -Tapi Apa of Lower Subansiri

Fair Play team - Papum Pare


Ering calls for UPA intervention  to deal with flood

Six ration sorties to Anini approved

ITANAGAR, May 6: Apprising the huge damage caused by recent flood fury in Arunachal Pradesh, MP Ninong Ering has sought intervention of the UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi for adequate assistance from Centre to deal with the natural disaster and provide relief to the flood affected people in the state.

Referring to his verbal discussion with Sonia held earlier, Ninong in his letter said, recent flood washed away bridges and damaged roads in several pockets of the state including Anini, Tezu and Upper Siang.

State Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu had already written to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and  Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar apprising them of   the flood situation in the state, Ninong said.

Meanwhile, State Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has approved six ration sorties to meet up the ration crisis in flood-hit Anini immediately. This was informed by the parliamentary secretary, Agriculture Rajesh Tacho. The Dibang Valley district has been cut off from the rest of the country due to heavy damage caused to the BRTF road between Anini and Roing followed by heavy downpour recently. Anini-Roing road is the only life line of Dibang Valley.   

Appealing the people of Dibang Valley district not to be panic, Tacho further informed that state Government is taking up utmost effort to solve ration crisis in the district.

The Project Udyak, Dudmuma has started their mission on war footing by stocking the necessary materials and equipments at Roing for air lifting to damages points of the Anini-Roing Road as per his instruction, Tacho said.  The Parliamentary secretary further said that he has written to Eastern Air Command, Shillong to provide Indian Air Force service as per requisition of Project Udayak for airlifting the road and bridge construction materials for immediate restoration of road connectivity. He hoped the IAF will act soon for lifting of construction materials.


CM flays FCI in a letter to Prime minister

ITANAGAR, May 6: Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu appealed the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to give suitable directions to the FCI authorities to ensure adequate supply of essential ration commodities to state on utmost priority.

Seeking intervention of the PM to cope with flood situation in the state, the CM in his letter  said Arunachal Pradesh has been witnessing torrential rainfall over the last one month all over the state. As a result some of the districts have been cut off from the rest of the state and the country due to disruption of road communication, the CM added. The disruption in road communication further created acute shortage of food grains in almost all the districts of the state, the letter said.

The Chief Minister said that State Govt has been putting all out efforts and making available essential ration commodities by air sorties to the affected areas. But the situation has been aggravated by the poor performance of FCI as they have created artificial shortage of food grains at their depots located in the state and nearby area by not maintaining the adequate stock of food grains for the last few months despite repeated request to the FCI authorities, the CM said in his letter.

An office of General Manager, FCI  has been established at Itanagar but  no officer has been posted as yet as GM to oversee  proper functioning of the depots   established in the state, the letter said.  Instead of making improvement in the performance of FCI godowns, it has further worsened the situation and the very purpose has been defeated due to callous attitude, the letter further added.  A similar letter was written to Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar for his intervention.


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