‘Induct capable minister & PS in art and culture dept’
ITANAGAR, May 24: The Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh
(IFCSAP) has requested the Chief Minister to induct indigenous minded persons with
good knowledge in the field of indigenous arts and culture as minister and Parliamentary
Secretary for arts and culture department in-order to protect, promote and preserve
rich arts and cultural heritages of the state.
In a letter to the Chief Minister, the IFCSAP that the Department of Art & Culture
is not undertaking any new project and model activity since long to promote the
rich indigenous arts and culture of the state. This may be due to induction of incapable
minister and parliamentary secretary by the government, the society observed.
SUMA says no to ministerial berths for PDS scam accused
ITANAGAR, May 24: Student Union Movement of Arunachal Pradesh (SUMA) Capital Complex
Federal Unit and Papum Pare units strongly urged the Chief Minister not to give ministerial
berth to ‘two main PDS scandal accused’ in his council of ministers.
“Since your ministry is for the development of the state no person accused in such
scam should be inducted into the ministry,” the representation said.
It urged the chief minister to accommodate ministerial berth to other eligible MLAs
representing various tribes of the state besides Nyishi.
They also strongly appealed to the state government to stop PDS payment to FCI contractors
from state fund which is meant for infrastructure development.
“SUMA will launch mass agitation if further payment is made to the accused PDS contractors
until and unless they are given clean chit by the court,” threatened the representation.
ACS for re-introduction of home guard training in state
ITANAGAR, May 24: Arunachal Civil Society (ACS), in a representation to the Deputy
Inspector General of SSB, Tezpur, Assam urged him to re-introduce Home Guard Training
in Arunachal Pradesh.
The ACS representation informed that many border villagers in the state were given
Home Guard Training under the banner of SSB after Indo-China War with an assurance
to absorb them in the concern department. But the assurance remained unfulfilled
till today, it said.
While urging the SSB DIG to formulate a mechanism to absorb the trained persons as
per their capacity, it also urged him to publish the criteria for claiming compensation
and honorarium for the convenience of general public.
ACS requested the SSB DIG and other subordinate staff to recommend their representation
to the President of India and Director General of SSB and Ministry of Home Affairs
for further necessary action.
Meanwhile, ACS claimed that the DIG, Tezpur and the Deputy Commandant, 30th Battalion,
Dirang after going through the representation have assured to look into the matter
within their capacity.
Hardcore criminal nabbed
ITANAGAR, May 24: City Police yesterday nabbed one Rahul Pegu, a hardcore criminal
from Niti Vihar here yesterday.
Acting on a tip off, a team of city police under the command of Addl. Superintendent
of Police Dipankar Mishra including Itanagar SDPO B Kamdak, SI T Nega, H/C N Tada
and IRBn personnel conducted a raid early yesterday morning at Niti Vihar area and
nabbed wanted criminal Pegu of Jengraimukh area under Majuli sub-division, Jorhat
district, Assam, informed capital SP Seju P. Kuruvilla in a release.
Pegu is wanted in Tihu PS Case No 19/14 U/S 457/380 IPC, Jalukbari PS Case No 321/14
U/S 400/461/382/353/307/326 IPC R/W 25(1)(a)/27 Arm Act and Azara PS case No 178/14
U/S 379/427 IPC of Assam. He is also reportedly involved in various other cases
at different places of Assam, the release said.
Preliminary enquiry reveals that after commission of crime, he uses to take shelter
in Arunachal Pradesh to avoid Police arrest and interrogation. It is further revealed
that he is an expert in ATM burglary.
AdiSU reacts to AYA statement
ITANAGAR, May 24: Adi Students’ Union (AdiSU) called upon the Apatani Youth Association
(AYA) to cooperate with the investigating agency in unearthing the truth behind the
death of Aroty Mize instead of defending the suspect.
Reacting to the press statement given by AYA, which was published in today’s edition
of this daily, AdiSU said that the suspect has been detained for interrogation only
which is a part of investigation.
“This kind of interference and backing of the suspect by an association must be taken
seriously by the investigative agency which may help them find breakthrough in the
case,” it said, and termed the press statement very unfortunate.
At the same time, AdiSU requested the authority to expedite the investigation process
and give the status of case in media from time to time.
Meanwhile, AdiSU and ABK Youth Front along with other like- minded body from different
walks of life has decided to organize a candlelight march on May 27 at 5.30 pm from
IG Park to Akashdeep Itanagar as mark of protest the increasing crime against women
and justice for late Aroty Mize.
Meanwhile, Lohit district units of ABK and Lotong Banggo Students Union have expressed
grave concern over mysterious death of Aroty Mize.
While demanding thorough and speedy inquiry into the death case, both the unions
urged the police to bring the culprit(s) to book immediately under appropriate section
of the law.
They also expressed serious concern over growing incidents of crime against women
in the state.
144 CrPC lifted, ILP, vehicle checking intensified at Tezu
ITANAGAR, May 24: Section 144 CrPC has been lifted in Tezu yesterday by the district
magistrate in view of the ‘improvement’ in law and order situation.
However, the district police have intensified motor vehicle and ILP checking in and
around Tezu Township, informed Lohit SP Tumme Amo.
According the SP, penalty was imposed to 41 vehicles for violation various sections
of MV Act and Rs. 10550 was recovered from the violators as fine.
Bihu celebrated with enthusiasm
‘Culture is the mirror of our society’
From a Correspondent
ITANAGAR, May 24: Political boundary and petty differences cannot separate minds
and hearts as has been proved by the enthusiastic Bihu celebration here today, said
Itanagar municipality chief councillor Higio Aruni.
“The inter-state boundary difference is a political issue which should be left for
the political leaders to resolve without affecting our age-old relations,” she said
to the applause of the gathering.
The age-old relation between Arunachal Pradesh and Assam is well known. It has existed
since even before the NEFA days, which has been strengthened further by matrimonial
ties, she said while speaking as chief guest of the celebration.
“No force for reason can separate the people of the two neighbouring states,” she
Giving a clarion call for clean and green capital, she sought the support of all
sections to achieve the goal.
The Assamese deserve appreciation for zealously guarding their rich culture, she
said, adding that the Arunachalees are also protecting their culture.
“Culture is the mirror of our society. It brings togetherness, unity and communal
harmony. But the relation between the peoples of both states are age-old,” said Itanagar
councillor Taba Yall Nabam.
She assured the Assamese community, particularly RRBC president Api Nima Dutta and
general secretary Niranjan Konwar, all possible support to coexist with their Arunachalee
People of all communities should take part in such festivals to send a message to
the rest of nation – “We are one,” said Nabam, melody queen of the state, who thrilled
the gathering with her melodious Assamese and Nyishi songs.
The sound of pepas, drums, tals and flutes punctuated by traditional numbers rent
the air as the Bihu spirit gripped the state capital with the Rajdhani Rongali Bihu
Committee (RRBC) celebrating the national festival of Assam. Young damsels of Narayanpur
in their best attire danced to the song, ‘Naach nachani nach, kokal bhangi bhangi
naach’ (Dance dancers dance, twisting your waists), that echoed in the air as the
audience cheered. It was a combination of taal, gaan and laya, the gist of Bihu
Agricultural and pisicuture practices are livelihood means which the Bodo troupe
reflected through dance besides the drummers from North Lakhimpur who cast magic
Tuki bids emotional farewell to outgoing PM
NEW DELHI, May 24: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today bade an emotional farewell to
outgoing Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, at the latter’s 7 Race Course Road residence
Wishing Dr Singh all the best and a healthy life ahead, Tuki conveyed gratitude and
love from the people of Arunachal Pradesh for his constant support and personal interest
in development and welfare of the people.
While recollecting Dr Singh’s visit to the state as Prime Minister of India in 2008,
Tuki said the subsequent development announcements made by him marked a watershed
moment in the history of the state. The PM’s Package announced by Dr Singh ushered
in a new era of development in the state and predicted that completion of the projects
will bring a sea change in the development landscape of Arunachal Pradesh. “I owe
a debt of personal gratitude to you for always lending a sympathetic ear to the problems
of my state during my interactions with you ever since my assumption of office as
Chief Minister nearly two and half years ago. Our state benefitted from your prompt
action regarding different issues at various times during your tenure. Your firm
belief that the development of states like ours is a measure of the progress of the
nation as a whole will continue to inspire and guide us in the times ahead,” Tuki
said offering a bouquet of flowers to the man who ruled the nation for ten years
with all humility.
Tuki asserted that it would be hard for anyone to match the standards of probity
in public life, which Dr Singh embodied during his long tenure.
“The country was able to tide over many difficult crises especially in the backdrop
of the global financial scenario primarily due to your sagacity and acute understanding
of the fundamentals of good Governance. It is needless to mention that the landmark
economic reforms introduced by you guided India into the 21st century as a globally
competitive economic power,” he observed.
While assuring that people of Arunachal Pradesh will always remember Dr Singh for
his kindness and affection showered on them, the newly elected Chief Minister sought
continuous guidance and blessings for the times ahead.
Meanwhile, Dr Singh assured that his blessings are always with the people of Arunachal
Pradesh as it has a special place in his heart. He also congratulated Tuki for taking
oath as the Chief Minister for the second consecutive term and hoped that Arunachal
Pradesh will witness rapid development under his stewardship.
Edufest 2014 begins on May 30
ITANAGAR, May 24: Like previous years, Edufest 2014, organized by Lynchpin in association
with state's leading English daily The Arunachal Times, will be held at Hotel Donyi
Polo Ashok on May 30 and 31. It will bring together more than 50 UGC recognized
universities, AICTE approved institutions and Govt. recognized colleges offering
courses in engineering, medical, information technology, arts and commerce, diploma
courses, fashion designing, business management and other career opportunities.
Some of the reputed universities participating in the Edufest are Manipal University,
Amity University, NITTE University, Narayana Hrudalaya, Apeejay Stya University and
Lovely Professional University. Only AICTE, UGC, MCI, DCI accredited colleges are
allowed to participate in the Edufest.
The students and parents will be able to check out on the latest on education front
in the country in the two days Edufest. They will have the opportunity to interact
directly with the Directors and Professors of those participating institutions regarding
all admission related issues including entry criteria, admission fees, hostel facilities,
courses offered etc.
In the last 12 years, more than 2.5 lakh parents and students from North East have
benefited from Edufest.
Entry to the exhibition is free and the students will also have the opportunities
to win tablets and smart phones through lucky draws at the venue.
USF students take part in cleanliness drive
ROING, May 24: Officials and staffs of Government District Hospital along with students
of University of South Florida (USF) today took part in a cleanliness drive here
at premises of District Hospital.
A 15-member student accompanied by their two teaching staff are on a 15-day visit
to Roing under a student exchange scholarship programme organized by RIWATCH. The
students are from department of social work and health from USF, informed Vijay Swami,
Executive Director, RIWATCH.
The cleanliness drive was joined by members of Enjalu Menda Women's Empowerment Forum
(EMWEF). The volunteers sweated it out for an hour cleaning the female and maternity
Alok Yirang, District Medical Officer (DMO) appreciated the participating students
from USF for taking part in the cleanliness drive. "Your voluntarily participation
today is a great service offered to the people of Lower Dibang Valley," he said.
Yirang also appreciated them for taking part in local Adi festival in Bolung and
for taking keen interest in the local culture.
A student from USF while interacting with the medical staffs narrated her experience
of how she was fascinated by the rich culture of the Idu Mishmi tribe. "I am greatly
indebted to the local people for showering their hospitality to us," said the student.
Later, the USF team members participated in the tree plantation drive at government
secondary school in Mayu. The team was joined by local panchayat leaders and school
The event was participated by Medical Superintendent Dr LC Deori, Dr Ista Pulu, Dr
SJ Mitapo and several medical staffs.