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
Essence of modern day education is man making: Pema
TAWANG, May 19: The essence of modern day education is man making and therefore our
academicians should focus not only on good academic performance but overall development
of a student to make them good human being and responsible citizen,” said RWD and
Tourism Minister Pema Khandu.
Addressing the Annual Day function of Kendriya Vidyalaya here, the young minister
urged the students to work hard and prepare themselves to face the tough competition
lying ahead in their life.
Later, the minister distributed prizes to the winners of various co-curricular activities.
Tawang Deputy Commissioner and Chairman of the School Abhishek Dev also spoke on
Earlier, the Principal of the school in his key note address described the institution
as a pacesetting school of the district and enumerated the achievements of the school
since its establishment in 2002.
The students presented a colorful cultural function focusing on contemporary issues
of the society.
The function was attended by eminent personalities of the district and a large number
of parents and guardians.
6th Economic Census in Capital Complex
ITANAGAR, May 18: The 6th Economic Census in the Capital Complex will be conducted
from May 25 to June 24.
While informing this, Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner has appealed to all the
residents to cooperate with the Supervisors and Enumerators during the census operation.
Sub-treasury office opened
KOLORIANG, May 18: Kurung Kumey Deputy Commissioner Rajeev Takuk formally inaugurated
the Sub-Treasury office here today in presence of Superintendent of Police Hage Laling,
STO Tasso Randa and other HODs.
Overall transaction on the first day of the Sub-Treasury office was Rs 33,62,158.
EVMs should be kept under tight security: BJP
ITANAGAR, May 18: The State BJP Local Bodies Elections Management Committee has sought
the intervention of State Election Commission to ensure strong and proper security
of EVMs. The EVMs should be kept under tight and stringent security, the BJP said
while expressing its concern over the “insecurity of the EVMs in the present situation
of rampant misuse of state machineries in the state by the party in power.”
Quoting the experts opinion on EVMs, the BJP said that there is a possibility of
EVMs be tampered/hacked and votes stolen using malicious programming. According to
Information Technology (IT) expert Hari K Prasad, the programme on the micro-controller,
which controls the control unit (CU) of the EVM, could be tampered, the BJP claimed
adding that the programme can be tampered by infecting it with a Trojan Horse, a
malicious computer code.
Meanwhile, alleging involvement of workers of party in power in ‘votes capturing’
in different parts of the state, BJP demanded repolling at 32-Raiga Polling, Gangte
Circle in Kurung Kumey.
ITANAGAR, May 18: An INC candidate for ZPM seat under 14th Phassang segment has alleged
irregularities in election process in 82th Sango, 83rd Upper Chebang and 84th Lower
Chebang polling booths and demanded re-polling to the same at the earliest.
Alleging use of muscle power, INC candidate Yomdo Yagu in a letter to the Phassang
RO, further alleged assault on polling agents by miscreants which resulted in disruption
in polling process. Polling was also completed without presence of polling agents
of INC party in violation of election code of conduct, Yagu said.
307 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
ITANAGAR, May 18: For the 4th consecutive day, Assam police continued to patrol around
Govt Primary School, Hasse-Russa. The school located inside Arunachal territory at
Hasse-Russa villager under Longding district has been under the siege of Assam police
since 15th of this month. Claiming the territory to be part of Assam, the Sivsagar
district authorities lead by DC and SP did not let Panchayat poll be held at Govt
Primary School, Hasse-Russa, the designated polling station.
While talking to this daily ADC Kanubari informed that some personnel of Assam police
are still camping around the said school campus. “The Assam police are not aware
that we already conducted Panchayat election at Anganwadi centre on 16th itself.
They are thinking that re-poll may be held at our original polling station which
is Govt Primary School, Hasse-Russa. Therefore they are not leaving school compound,”
said ADC. The local Arunachalee citizens are infuriated with the action of Assam
police and are appealing state govt to interfere in this regard.
“The local villagers are fighting against Assam officials on their own. In the past
too we fought against Assam officials, who are always trying to grab our land. Our
state government has deserted us,” informed a citizen over phone. He further added
that Assam police has damaged furniture and wall of the school. The villagers alleged
that due to deployment of inadequate force, Assam official could dare to take such
action. “The local authorities knew that Assam will try to disrupt the election process.
Despite knowing it, only 6 policemen were deployed at polling station. The 6 were
no match to around 300 police personnel of Assam. Also on 15th of this month, one
platoon of CRPF had come at the polling station. However they left afterwards and
immediately few hours’ later Assam police arrived. Why did CRPF team left,” questioned
a local citizen. Though situation is normal, the agony of seeing Assam police patrolling
inside Arunachal territory is hurting the sentiment of locals.
Visit of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang
India should be assertive in placing their points: Sanjoy
NEW DELHI, May 18: Arunachal Pradesh Member of Parliament Takam Sanjoy on Saturday
urged the Indian Government to be assertive in asking China to stay away from his
“We are optimistic that the Indian Government will be very assertive on various issues
affecting the two nations. All that we would ask from the Indian Government is that
talks are held on the border issue. India should be assertive in placing their points,"
"The recent incursion by China hasn’t been of good design, although with the intervention
of the Prime Minister himself with the dialogue process, all we want our PM to clarify,
is that no portion of Arunachal Pradesh belongs to China, and they should keep away
from India,” Sanjoy added.
On an emotional note, he further said: “We are Indians, and no force in the world
can separate us, may be the roots are different, but still we are a part of this
country,” he said.
Commenting on the issue of stapled visas, Sanjoy said: “In connection with the stapled
visa, the Government of India should be very clear, and should continue having dialogues
with China. Hence, whichever visa is used for other states in the country, the same
visas should be used for Arunachal Pradesh, as we are a part of India. No need for
India to accept stapled visas.”
Sanjoy's comments came on the eve of Chinese Premier Li's visit to India from Sunday.
This is Premier Li's first foreign trip since assuming office. He would also visit
Pakistan, Germany and Switzerland during the week-long foray.
His statement was also a rejoinder to the Bharatiya Janata Party's demand that the
government should insist that Beijing recognise the stapled visa as a valid diplomatic
document. BJP leader and former MP Kiren Rijju in his letter to PM earlier said that
India should accept the stapled visa that would be issued by the Chinese to the people
of Arunachal Pradesh.
Concern over narcotics menace in Ruksin area
RUKSIN, May 18: Ruksin in East Siang district located at Assam-Arunachal boundary
here is acquiring notoriety as a den for selling illicit liquor, narcotics and contraband
Consumption of narcotics and other contraband drugs by the youths are rampant in
the area, which is causing a grave concern among the parents.
A report has revealed that major chunk of the young generation including school-going
children have fallen prey to the drugs trap. It is alleged that illicit business
of narcotics and other psychotropic substances are running under the very nose of
the police administration in the district.
The women activists of Adi Bane Kebang have expressed serious concern over the alarming
situation and blamed the negligence of police and excise department for the growing
The women, with the help of local police have recently carried out a series of operation
against illegal selling of Indian made foreign liquor (IMFL), narcotics like Opium
and Ganja, tobacco products and other contraband substances in the shops and other
business establishments here.
“It is very unfortunate to see that the local Gaon Burahs, PRI leaders and NGOs remained
silent over the serious issue for long. Our children are stepping toward a bleak
future under the grip of hooch, narcotics and contraband drugs which are easily available
in the local shops,” said the ABK women wing members.
In the earlier too, Woman Welfare Association (WWA) of Debing village under Ruksin
circle moved the local administration to check illegal selling of the hooch and other
tobacco products in the rural shops on regular basis.
According to them, some scrupulous people are running the narcotic business for making
hefty profit which is badly affecting the society. Moreover, local-made liquor (known
as Roksi) is supplied in huge quantity to Ruksin from bordering Assam which is encouraging
anti social activities in the border area”, opined the WWA leaders.
The ABK (women) and WWA have met various woman leaders of Assam counterpart and agreed
of a joint action to completely check the drug and alcohol menace from the border
It is pertaining to mention here that, Ruksin police acting on ABK women tip off
arrested four women for their alleged involvement with narcotics trade and seized
a huge consignment of Ganja from their possession. Police said that the offenders
are booked under section- 20 (B) of Narcotics Drugs & Psychotropic Substance (NDPS)
Act and remanded into judicial custody for further legal action.
Training for counting supervisors and assistants held
ITANAGAR, May 18: Training for the counting supervisors and counting assistants for
Itanagar municipality election was held here today.
Addressing the trainees as resource person SC Debnath said that counting is the most
important part of election and asked them to conduct the process very carefully.
MRO Bokar Basar asked all to be thorough with the process of counting and handling
of the EVMs.
The Master Trainers Asim Bhowmick and Kalyan Dutta briefed on the operating principle
of the EVMs and rules and regulations to be followed while counting. They also gave
practical demonstrations on handling of the EVMs. Tagong Talom, incharge of Control
Room informed that counting process would start at 9 am sharp on May 21. DIPRO
Help the poor and needy people: Sonam
ITANAGAR, May 18: The three-day 3rd Pentecost Celebration Programme-2013 of Siang
District Council has got underway at Siang Christian Prayer Centre, Pasighat yesterday.
Attending the inaugural day as chief guest, APB&OCWWB chairman Jalley Sonam said
“we must follow the thoughts and teachings of Holy Bible but also learn to respect
the other religions too.” Stating that with the help of Christianity various social
evils like growing menace of drug abuse and other criminal activities can be removed
from the society, he called upon the followers of Jesus Christ to help the poor and
needy people as it is part of worship to God. Meanwhile, Union Minister of State
for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering attended the second day of celebration as chief
guest today. He inaugurated the new Burial Place Building in presence of Jalley
Sonam and other host of dignitaries on the occasion. Other attraction of the second
day of celebration was Bible reading and healing services.
Red letter day in history of Indian mountaineering
ITANAGAR, May 18: Today was a red letter day in the history of Indian mountaineering
as six climbers from North East, including Anshu Jamsenpa of Arunachal Pradesh successfully
climbed Mt Everest early in the morning.
They started their summit push from the South Col at 8 pm last night and climbed
whole night to reach the roof top of the world in the early morning today.
This achievement made Anshu to become the first Indian woman to climb the highest
peak in the world thrice. She already holds the record of being the only mother in
the world to reach the summit of Mt Everest twice in 10 days.
Other team members, who successfully reached the summit, were N Chingkheinganba of
Manipur, David Zohmangaiha of Mizoram, Tarun Saikia of Assam, Kazi Sherpa of Sikkim
and Wangsuk Myrthong of Meghalaya.
David Zohmangaiha, Tarun Saikia and Wangshuk Myrthong became first from their respective
state to stand on the summit of Everest while N Chingkheinganba, 16, became the youngest
Everester in the country.
Climber Manish Deka from Assam and Athokpam Robert from Manipur had to abort their
summit push from South Col (26,200 ft). Climber Waribam James of Manipur was evacuated
by chopper due to worsening health problem while negotiating the climb between Camp
2 and Camp 3 (24500 ft). Last climber Puyamcha Mohon is slated to go for his final
summit attempt tonight.
Yesterday, three climbers, including Nima Lama of Arunachal Pradesh successfully
climbed the highest mountain peak.
The team has now started descending from Mt. Everest, said the elated leader of the
expedition Dr L Surjit Singh from Everest Base Camp over satellite phone.
The expedition team comprised of mountaineers, exclusively from North East India
and was organized by Manipur Mountaineering and Trekking Association. The expedition
was sponsored by North Eastern Council, Shillong and supported by Planning Department,
Govt. of Manipur.
BCC rejects allegations
Protest against ‘irregularity’
ITANAGAR, May 18: Rejecting the former minister Bida Taku’s allegations of irregularity
in Panchayat election in 7th East Seppa constituency, the Block Congress Committee
(BCC), Seppa has claimed that elections were conducted in those villages in free
and fair manner in a democratic manner.
Describing the former minister’s allegations as baseless, BCC unit president Nyadang
Hiffo said that “His statement does not hold water and was politically motivated
to tarnish the image of the party.”
“Re-polling in those villages does not arise as there is no mention of such incidents
in the reports submitted by the presiding officers,” the BCC president said.
He also rejected the allegation of physical assault on polling agent of an Independent
candidate at Pobua saying that no such incident was ever reported to the visiting
magistrate and police.
The former minister yesterday demanded re-polling in Kakukao, Pabua and Laimoya alleging
serious irregularities in polling process. Meanwhile, the former minister (Taku)
informed in a release that people of the 7th East Seppa constituency today staged
protest in front of the DC’s office against alleged irregularities in polling in
those polling stations and demanded re-polling.
Taku further informed in the release that the East Kameng District Election Officer
(DEO) has written letter to SEC in this regard.
The DEO has reportedly promised to stop counting of votes of those “disturbed constituency”
until further notice of the SEC, the release claimed.
Governing body meeting of Tirap District Health Society held
ITANAGAR, May 19: The first governing body cum review meeting of District Health
Society, Tirap 2013 was organized today at District Hospital Khonsa.
Speaking on the occasion the DC cum chairman of District Health Society Sachin Shinde
appreciated the efforts of field workers of Health department in this trouble torn
area. However, he said that lot more needed to be done as the institutional delivery
of the district was only 17 per cent as per HMIS. DC himself being a doctor advised
the peripheral Medical officers that strengthening Mother and Child Tracking system
in the district shall be the best and the fastest tool to improve the Institutional
delivery and categorically instructed the DRCHO and MO’s to provide the database
of expected total delivery of the respective Health Center for July/13 within two
weeks time. On the issue of non-functioning of the PHC’s and Sub-center in the district
he instructed the DMO to functionalize Nothun Kheti and Borop Sub-center immediately.
Regarding delay in civil works under NRHM he directed the DRCHO/MO’s to visit the
construction site and produce the photograph of all the ongoing civil works immediately.
Earlier Dr. K. Perme DMO Khonsa while welcoming all the MOs and BA/DA extended his
gratitude for timely completion of “Special Immunization Week in High Risk Areas”
observed in the last week of April/13. He requested the medical officers to cooperate
and coordinate with the DRCHO in implementing various scheme under NRHM. Importance
of timely submission of utilization certificate and statement of expenditure was
Dr.N. Borang DRCHO made a power point presentation on the physical and financial
achievement of the financial year 2012-13 of the entire district.
Medical officers of different blocks also presented their situational analysis in
Various issues pertaining to District Programme Management Supporting Unit like data
uploading, salary etc was also discussed.
The meeting was attended by Members of DHS, MO i/c, DPMSU and Block Accountant cum
Data Assistant, according to an official release.