May  06

Cash reward stands


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





Laptap farmer benefitted from Papum Pare KVK

ITANAGAR, May 05: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Papum Pare organized a day-long training for farmers at Laptap village, under Toru circle and encouraged them to take up improved breeds of poultry, particularly Vanaraja breed for high body weight as well as egg production.

Subject Matter Specialist (animal science) Dr. Tilling Tayo of the KVK said that this breed is adaptable to locally available feed resources without much change in traditional practices of rearing poultry in backyard condition. He distributed Vanaraja eggs for hatching it with local hens.

SMS (Home Science) Taga Nane interacted with the farm women and explained about nutritional needs of mother and baby. Later, she demonstrated how to prepare cake with the locally available utensil and other materials.

SMS (Plant protection) Tilling Tabyo explained in details on pest management in citrus plant, especially orange through PowerPoint presentation.

The programme concluded with distributions of high quality protein maize (HQPM) to the farmers by KVK.

Although together 25 farmers attended the programme.



Mopin Yirsum organized

ITANAGAR, May 05: Mopin Yirsum, concluding Part of 2013 Mopin Celebration was organized by Central Mopin Celebration Committee, Aalo at Gumin Kine with traditional fervor.

Outgoing President Mijum Lona dwelt the role of Central Mopin Celebration Committee Aalo (CMCC) in preserving the traditional values and ethos and appealed to the next incumbent to carry forward the beauty of Mopin Culture and preserve the sacred of traditional values in true sense.

The new President Moji Bagra sought the cooperation of all citizens for successful celebration of Mopin Gidi 2014.

Tumto Kamchi, Executive Engineer and his Wife Gedam Kamchi, Director, Mach Kidzee Aalo and many senior citizen of Aalo attended the celebration.





294 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large. 


News Impact


13 PPA candidates in fray for Itanagar municipal polls

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, May 05: The People's Party of Arunachal (PPA), state's lone regional party, is fielding 13 candidates out of the total 30 seats in the ensuing Municipal Election 2013. This was revealed by PPA in a press conference held this afternoon at Arunachal Press Club.

Addressing media persons, President PPA Youth Wing Techi James expressed hope that the party will  win  in  all the 13 seats where they had fielded candidates.

"We expect lion's share and to come out stronger than all other parties this time," said James.

General Secretary, PPA, Dr Ashan Riddi while quoting the saying 'Absolute power corrupts absolutely' appealed people to join PPA and said, "It is time the conscious people of Arunachal need to join and feel confident with PPA which is its own party. And stop believing in Congress, who keeps in mind only the need of the people living in the mainland India. They make policies for them, and hence depriving others."

Replying to a query by one of the media persons on the loyalty shifting which is prevalent in the state, Riddi said, "People have realized Congress is high command based party. Times are changing. This is just the beginning. More and more people will realize the worth of PPA with time."

"It has been 22 years that Congress ruled the state but we see no change. People need to realize the false assurances that Congress gives," Chairman PPA Kamen Ringu said.

Meanwhile, stating that there are reports pouring in from some corners that few candidates are threatening voters to ensure their victory in the municipal election, he called on the PPA candidates to let the election take place in a democratic way so that the voters can elect the  right candidates.

The party manifesto for the ensuing municipal election 2013 was released on the occasion by Chairman Kamen Ringu. Development and construction of well designed multi-storeyed residence for employees of all government departments, a housing complex with all modern amenities and safety measures, installation of transmission, distribution and sub-stations to ensure that consumers are benefited with more reliable uninterrupted and better quality electricity supply, Consumer Grievances Forum for speedy redressal of the grievances relating to electricity, fluorescent street tube lights, high mast public illuminating system at all junctions and colonies, door to door collection of garbage, provision of litterbins in all busy places, twin bin trolleys to be provided, garbage to be transported in mechanized cover vehicles to the disposal site, garbage to be recycled at the disposal site by installing modern compost plant and recycle plant, to ensure adequate supply of potable water supply, public health laboratory to be set up for water surveillance, encourage and implement various rainwater harvesting in one areas as well as rooftops of the buildings, construction of sector/colony road and lanes, constant renovation of roads to ensure smooth ride, strengthening and resurfacing of roads in all areas by Hot Mix Technology and by micro-surfacing technology, road signs and marking of international standard, safe and well designed pedestrian crossing, pedestrian subways, flyover, road over bridge, pedestrian graded separators, widening all narrow roads, parking lots in all the market areas,  development of off-street multi-storied mechanical parking, developing a garden, open leisure spaces, green space, recreation and play grounds in planned manner in compliance with the requirement to take up urban forestry, provision of burial/cremation grounds, installation of CCTV cameras in all the vulnerable locations, police points in all sector, continuous night patrolling, strengthening the city police to deal with accidental cases, development of tourist spots in all basic infrastructures to cater both domestic and foreign tourists to channelize capital youths in tourism sector and to ensure proper covered drainage system in all localities are the priorities that PPA has put up for the municipality.



CM announces ex-gratia

Flash flood claims six in Kurung Kumey

ITANAGAR, May 05:  At least six people including  three male and three female died after heavy downpour of this season caused flash flood at Waru village under Polosang area of Sarli Circle under Kurung Kumey district on May 3 last.

The people who lost their lives in flash flood  are identified as Baru Maming (11yrs,) D/o Baru Kabyang, Baru Yapi (18 yrs) D/o Baru Gagung, Chulla Yapak (36yrs) W/o Lt. Chulla Ania,  Sipi Tagriu (14yrs) S/o Sibi Tagriu, Chulla Lale (12yrs) S/o Chulla Achung,  and Vataling Tatak (22yrs) S/o Vataling Aley.

The flashflood which occurred at around 7.30 pm on the fateful evening  also washed away several houses.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has expressed shock over the tragic death of six people including minors.

While expressing deep sense of sorrow, Tuki announced ex-gratia of Rs. 150000 each to the kith and kins of the deceased as per relief norms.

Terming the incident as most unfortunate, Tuki extended his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members while praying for the eternal peace of the departed souls.

Reiterating his stand over preparedness towards natural calamities, the chief minister announced red alert in the whole state and issued directives to all the deputy commissioners and Sub-Divisional Headquarters for making out all necessary arrangements like temporary sheds, first aid, medical team, rescue operation team with adequate kits etc.

The department of disaster management has been categorically directed to monitor the preparedness and take first hand information from all the districts.

Meanwhile Nari area in East Siang has been badly hit by the cyclone that lasted for more than an hour in the wee hours  of May 4 last. It uprooted trees and bamboo groves and damaged several dwelling houses in the area incurring heavy loss to the affected people. It also badly damaged rubber garden in Nari and Laimekuri area.

The cyclone swept through Lumpo, Namey, Depi, Depi-Moli and Detak villages under Nari circle and Majulipur, Tako Gitung, Baikuntapur and Milonpur of Jonai circle (Assam) and badly damaged power supply lines in those areas. The uprooted trees fell into the 33 KV power supply (main) line passing along the NH-52 at four different places and completely snapped power supply in the entire area.

The Ruksin-Nari PWD road has also been blocked by uprooted trees and debris dumped by the cyclone which is yet to be cleared.

Power department sources informed that the cyclone severely damaged the power lines in the area and it would take some time for its restoration.

Even the roads of Roing-Hunli sub division have also been disrupted. However the restoration works on the road is being taken up on war footing manner.



Girl students learn art of living

ITANAGAR, May 05:  The Art of Living Arunachal Pradesh imparted life skills to nearly 250 girls from different parts of Arunachal Pradesh during the just-concluded convention of girl students conducted under SSA Rajya Mission at Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy from April 24 to 28.

A team of six resource persons led by Kishan Agarwal and Ganga Jerang administered the Art of Living's world-acclaimed innovative training programme YES (Youth Empowerment Seminar) to students who came from 16 districts. They trained children in different life skills with a view to equip the teenagers with tools to achieve their ideal life with ease, creativity, energy, and inhibition-free. The training focused on empowering the youth to become more centred and focused, to manage negative emotions and to live life with increased awareness, perception and expression.

Using special breathing techniques, participants learnt to attain peace of mind which leads to an improved memory and helps them concentrate. The participants were also taught ways to handle peer pressure, stage fear, low confidence, etc. Through simple play-way techniques and awareness games, yoga and breathing techniques, children were trained to develop their social and leadership skills and learn problem-solving strategies.

The training also includes several processes to inculcate human values such as co-operation, sharing, service to others, respect for self and others and compassion in youth. The other modules taught during the training included physical fitness, mental fitness, personality development, time management, etc.



NIT Arunachal Pradesh -- An Institute of National Importance

Gaurav Upadhyay

Steadily proving to be one of the most valu-able assets to the state, situated on the crest of hills at Yupia, is the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Arunachal Pradesh.

The institute was inaugurated on August 18, 2010 as a member of a group of 10 new NITs. These new NITs were established as preeminent centers in technical education to affray the growing need of technological professionals in India as well as abroad. Currently the institute is running in a mood with full swing in its temporary campus at Yupia.

NIT- Durgapur was mentoring the institute for over one year since its establishment. The day, the administration of the institute overtook the charge from the mentors, NIT-Arunachal Pradesh under the leadership of the dynamic director, Prof. C.T. Bhunia, and eminently with the back force of competent faculty members, is thriving on new heights. The institute has been under numerous trials since its establishment in 2010 but has overcome with merriment on exultation of all challenges and is thriving today with more than 200 students on roll. Currently the institute is running three under-graduate courses --four years B. Tech course in Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, with an in-take of 30 students each along with post graduate course, M.Tech in Mobile Communication and Computing. The institute is also providing facilities for research leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in conjunction with integrated Ph.D. after B.Tech. More UG, PG and Ph.D. courses along with increased in-take of branches are expected in forth-coming sessions, thus increasing the quality education as well as productivity of the institute in serving the nation and mankind.

Apart from the academics and administrative success, the institute is developing very fast with a robust institutional infrastructure. Despite running in a temporary campus, sophisticated labs, with portable machinery facilities are bestowed to empower students with maximal practical knowledge so as to make them fit for the growing industrial demands.

The success of recently held North Eastern Regional Science Congress roars for the institute's caliber in scientific and technical reach. Entrepreneur Awareness Camp and other extracurricular activities are held sporadically to enhance the role of students in the service to society. Cultural and Sports events are held at definite interval for all round development of students.

The institute is determined to have zero electricity consumption; one of its kinds in India, with installation of solar panels in the whole institutional building, thus the electrical demand is coped up to 100% by solar power.

The institute is expected to develop more expeditiously once after getting a permanent campus, which is supposed to be constructed at picturesque Jote village. The foundation stone was laid by the Union HRD Minister M M Pallam Raju on February 10 this year. The institute will directly or indirectly help in enhancing the human development index of the state.

310 acres of land has been taken in position and demarcation has been completed by constructing pillars around the boundary. The clearance of jungles, construction of entry gate has been completed. Positive approach in the construction and all round co-operations from the responsible department is required undoubtedly to bring down all constrains in the development. It is expected within few years, the institute will be running in its own campus, thereby producing a pool of prodigious talents.

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