City Police polishes off NLCT
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: City Police has arrested Tana Hasi, self styled Finance Secretary
of the Nationalist Liberation Council of Taniland, polishing off the organisation,
who once claimed itself as the voice of the people of the state.
One AK 56 Riffle with ten live rounds was recovered from the Hasi who walked in Police
trap at Jote as he was going out to meet a friend. He was one of the members who
opened fire at Ganga market in May earlier this year. The team led by Officer C N
Bui arrested Hasi, a school dropout and trice married. A native of Balijan, he was
trained by the NSCN IM at their base in Camp Hebron.
With today’s arrest the City Police has added another to its long list of success
City Police led by Hibu Tamang managed to nab all the top functionaries including
self styled Commander in Chief of the organisation Anthony Doke and Area Commander
Doke, was arrested in June last from Assam's Sivsagar district.
When contacted Hibu Tamang said that Police team based on intelligence input managed
to arrest evasive Hasi.
Trained by NSCN (IM) and NDFB, NLCT had earlier on created a ruckus in the Capital
region by serving extortion notices.
City Police Chief said that the organisation had no particular agenda except creating
law and order problem and extracting money from the public.
Tamang said that there is no place for anti social elements in the society and City
Police would not tolerate any one of them.
No compromise on quality education: Siram
PASIGHAT, Nov 19: Education Minister Bosiram Siram said that there would be no compromise
with quality education in the state.
Siram further assured that NCERT books in the schools would be mandatory and there
would be no arbitration in it.
He was speaking at East Siang District Coordination Meeting at DC's conference hall,
Pasighat today. The minister asked officers to share greater responsibilities for
effective and smooth implementation of govt. policies and programs while taking into
confidence the common public. He further urged all the officers to be regular in
respective posting places.
Siram, who made electoral history by getting elected two consecutive time from prestigious
Pasighat constituency returned to his home constituency yesterday after his induction
in the Dorjee Khandu led government.
Minister urged cooperation, advices from all the Department Heads, public leaders
to implement his vision into reality.
He urged the department to gear up for centenary celebration of Pasighat Township
in 2011 and appealed all the departments to start the preparation in right earnest.
Besides other developments being taken up, the immediate step would be the establishment
of 150-bedded Ayush Hospital at Pasighat, the minister added.
Siram further announced the proposal to invite the UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi to
inaugurate the newly completed Raneghat Bridge over Siang River.
Deputy Commissioner Onit Panyang speaking at the meeting congratulated Siram on being
inducted as a minister.
Later in the day, Siram visited Govt Secondary School Balek accompanied by DSE, DDSE,
local officers and public leaders. He also attended a meeting of Pasighat market
committee in the evening. (DIPRO)
APPSCE ‘assures rescheduling of Prelims’
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) president Takam Tatung
Thursday informed that the union has been assured by APPSC chairman in-charge TS
Boko that the APPSCE (prelims) will be conducted either in the last week of January
or the first week of February next year. An AAPSU delegation, led by Tatung, had
called on Boko this morning to apprise him of the situation arising out of the timing
of the prelims, which falls simultaneously with other important university examinations.
However, this information could not be confirmed from the commission.
How many more lives do we sacrifice?
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: The spat of road accidents in capital complex does not seem to
be getting over. Adding to last week accident involving tracker and a bike, in which
18 year old young girl Kipa Yanung was brutally crushed, two more accidents shook
Naharlagun town on Wednesday night.
The first accident took place near Chandni hotel where two bikes collided, however
riders from both bike escaped with minor injuries.
Second accident a more serious one took place near Tata Motors showroom at Papu Nallah
at around 10 pm. Chevrolet car coming from Itanagar collided head on with pulsar
bike coming from opposite direction.
The condition of lone biker Tadu Kani is said to be serious and is under treatment
in a city hospital. He is believed to be student of Rajiv Gandhi University and resident
of Itanagar. The impact of collision was so strong that bike was tore into two pieces.
The driver of car ran away from the spot and police are yet to arrest him. According
to police source they have traced the owner of vehicle and are hopeful of soon seizing
The consecutive accidents happening on the roads of twin town of Itanagar and Naharlagun
has raised serious question mark over traffic safety especially during nighttime.
Empty road often incites people to over speed flouting all the traffic rules resulting
in innumerable number of accidents.
In the recent days, city police officials have launched search drive against bikers
for breaking traffic regulations.
However, many believe this is not enough. Unless authorities take concrete steps
including broadening of capital road and impose harsh traffic rules, we may end up
losing more lives in the road of Capital Region.
Arunachalee Engineergets software patented
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Ani Taggu, the first software engineer from Arunachal Pradesh to
work in the Silicon Valley, California, has again done the state proud by successfully
patenting one of his works titled ‘Method and System for Virtual Prototyping’ in
November this year in USA. His team worked for 3 years before filing for international
patent in 2001 and US patent in 2002. After successful international class abstract
the USA patent office granted him the US patent no. 7613599 this year.
The invention is an advanced software system that enables electronic compilers to
create prototypes of mobile phones, automobile control systems. Such prototypes accelerate
design of embedded systems like mobile phones drastically. Ani Taggu, an M. Tech
from IIT Kharagpur, is currently a faculty member at Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal
He is the son of Taling Taggu and Opet Taggu of Aalo and from a humble background.
His twin brother, Dr. Wasing Taggu, first MRCP in the state is currently pursuing
CCT (Interventional Cardiology) in the East of England Deanery in the UK. This should
encourage local students in their field of expertise to pursue their dreams.
Humility, honesty, hard work, and a backing from parents who dare to nurture the
dreams of their children can go a long way indeed.
Opinion Leaders from Andhra arrives at Itanagar
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: A group of 15 Opinion Leaders comprising of Social Workers, NGO
Activists, Health Workers, Journalists, Students, Conducting Officer and Conducting
Assistant arrived on a 3 day conducted tour at Itanagar today.
On the first day of their tour, the Opinion Leaders visited State Forest Research
Dr. G.N.Sinha, Director SFRI, other officers and scientist of the institute gave
detailed information about the forest resources, bio diversity of Arunachal Pradesh
and various research activities going on in the SFRI.
The Opinion Leaders were highly impressed with presentation and admired the lush
green scenic beauty of Arunachal. They visited Geological and Non Timber Forest Products
Museum at SFRI.
Later they also visited Van Vihar Kendra at Chessa.
The tour is organized by the Directorate of Field Publicity, Andhra Pradesh Region
on the initiative of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt. of India.
The basic aim of this programme is to make Opinion Leaders aware of various developmental
activities going on in different parts of the country so that when they go back to
their respective states, they may also try to organize or replicate similar activities.
Workshop on e-procurement system
NAHARLAGUN, Nov. 19: Rural Works Department, Govt. of A.P. in collaboration with
National Informatics Centre has conducted three days workshop on e-procurement system,
the software developed by NIC at Itanagar from Nov 12-14 at SIRD, Itanagar.
The system is envisaged to be first introduced in tendering for execution of Pradhan
Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna(PMGSY) that
is being implemented by Rural Works Department.
The workshop was organized for departmental engineers with view to create a pool
of trainers for subsequent training programme for both departmental engineer and
Pilot implementation of e-procurement is planned to be started from January 2010
in Arunachal Pradesh, along with rest of the state in the country, informed Nyai
Rigia, E.E. RWD (Hqs).
The e-procurement system will facilitate the complete process via internet including
process that involve publishing of tender, submission of bid, technical evaluation,
financial bid opening, financial evaluation and awarding of work. Digital signature
certificate are the integral part of the entire tendering process and will be required
by government official and the bidders to access the system.
While inaugurating the workshop, Tape Bagra, Commissioner, RWD emphasized on foolproof
system of tendering in electronic mode and create awareness amongst the bidder for
smooth participation and to make the e-procurement system successful in the state.
Chief Engineer, RWD and State Information Officer, NIC, Itanagar also spoke on the
A.K Hota, Technical Director, NIC, Orissa and S.S. Selvan, Scientist-C, NIC, Chennai
guided the trainees during workshop as resource persons.
‘Export Potential Survey and Strategies of Arunachal’
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, under Ministry of Commerce,
Govt. of India, is doing a study “Export Potential Survey and Strategies of Arunachal
The study team comprises of Prof. K. Rangarajan, Prof. Gautam Dutta, Prof. S. Tripathi
and Mr. D. Chakraborty made a presentation on the progress of the study in presence
of M. Pertin, Commissioner (Trade and Commerce), Tokong Pertin, Director (Trade and
Commerce) and other officials of Government Department on Nov 19.
Prof. Gautam Dutta made a detailed presentation of the study and its progress upto
Prof. K. Rangarajan also added his viewpoint and opined that Indo-Bhutan and Indo-Myanmar
are getting emphasis in the report for opening up of border trade and man movement.
The study has already assessed the primary products which are to be focused for export
The study is presently identifying the value added products and world market.
Director, Trade and Commerce opined that the study report will open new vistas towards
exportability of products from Arunachal Pradesh. The Commissioner (Trade and Commerce)
urged the study team to complete the report in the scheduled time, which the study
team agreed. Prof. K. Rangarajan mentioned that there would be a presentation of
study finding with the stake holders including other people from Ministry.
A two day orientation program for the existing and prospective export oriented entrepreneurs
has been proposed to the Director, Trade and Commerce and the Director agreed and
said they are working on it.
Eucharistic Procession on Sunday
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: The Catholic faithful will rally behind the Lord Jesus in the Eucharist
on Sunday next in a spectacular act of prayer and worship in the Annual Eucharistic
Procession at the Capital Complex.
A coordination meeting was held at Catholic Church Capital Complex under the Chairmanship
of Rev. Fr. A.D. Jose SDB., the Parish Priest in which a large number of Catholic
The modalities of the procession was worked out in the meeting and Taw Tebin, the
Chief Coordinator, spoke of the unique way this year’s procession is going to influence
the faith life of the Catholic faithful.
It is noteworthy to remember that the Eucharistic Procession is an expression of
the Catholics of their firm belief in the real presence of the Lord Jesus in the
Eucharist in the form of bread and blesses all the believers.
This belief of the Catholic Church is based on what is called the Theology of Transubstantiation
which in effect means that while the accidental qualities of the bread are not changed,
essentially the bread is changed into the Body of Christ.
The Eucharistic Procession is a special occasion for the Catholic Faithful to pray
for peace and prosperity of the State and to recommend to the Lord’s care all religious
and civil and political leaders to take the State in the direction of abundance of
all material and spiritual blessings.
Indira remembered on her birthday
NAHARLAGUN, Nov 19: Arunachal Pradesh also joined with the rest of the country in
observing the Quami Ekta Week from Nov 19 to 25 next to commemorate the birth anniversary
of former Prime Minister of India late Indira Gandhi with a week long programme.
In all government offices, the National Integration Pledge was administered to all
officers and officials to uphold the unity and and work with dedication to preserve
and strengthen the freedom and integrity of the nation. The pledge further affirmed
never to resort to violence and continue to endeavor towards settlement of all differences
and disputes relating to religion, language, region or other political or economic
grievances by peaceful and constitutional means.
The Directorate of Information & Public Relations here also joined in observing the
day. On the occasion, Director Leki Phuntso spoke on the significance of the day
and administered the National Integration Pledge to the officers and officials at
the Directorate premises.
Commemorating the birthday of Late Prime Minister of India Smti Indira Gandhi, Quami
Ekta Week is being observed here in the Deputy Commissioner Office, Papum Pare also
joined the rest of the country in observing the day.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Tayi Kaye administered the National Integration pledge
to the gatherings of the head of offices, administrative officers and staffs in the
premises of the DC office, reports DIPRO.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh led the country in paying homage to the
late Prime Minister at her memorial Shakti Sthal here.
Congress Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, General Secretary Rahul Gandhi along with high
dignitaries and senior party leaders offered floral tributes at her memorial.
An all-religion prayer meeting was also held to mark the day.
Dr Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and Ms Gandhi paid floral tribute to the
leader at her portrait in the Central Hall of Parliament House.
Leader of the House (Lok Sabha) Pranab Mukherjee, Leader of the Opposition (Lok Sabha)
L K Advani, several Union Ministers, Members of Paliament and others also paid homage
at the portrait.
A series of functions were organised and many welfare programmes launched across
the country to mark the day.
NNA encourage usage of Nyishi language
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Nyishi Nyem Acham has taken up the mettle of encouraging Nyishi
language within the community. The fear that future generation may forget their own
mother tongue, the women brigade of Nyishi society has came up with noble idea of
making their dialect more popular in the streets of Nyishi dominated districts.
In this regard, they organized a meeting on Thursday where beside executive members
of Nyishi Nyem Acham, ordinary women like vegetable vendors of Itanagar markets attended.
Dwelling on the importance of safeguarding Nyishi dialect Higio Aruni, President
of Nyishi Nyem Acham said, “We should feel proud to speak our language. Even though
there may be bit variation in the accent of Nyishi speaker from Kurung Kumey, East
Kameng or Papum Pare but we should all interact with each other in our own mother
Various speakers during the meet stressed on the need to work towards presenting
better image of community to the rest of the world. There was general consent among
women that they need to spearhead the movement of exposing beautiful side of Nyishi
to fellow brethren of state.
Orientation prog on Hindi language gets underway
NAHARLAGUN, Nov 19: The teaching community should prove their worth remembering the
profession a pious one particularly while undergoing training for correct use of
language, said M Nyori, DDSE (Estt), Directorate of School Education.
Nyori attended the inaugural function of the 20 days orientation programme for Hindi
teachers of Papum Pare district at DIET, Naharlagun today.
Addressing the trainees, Hari Bam stressed the importance of correct usage of the
language especially by the teachers, in non-Hindi speaking society. Observing the
growing popularity of the language among the younger generation and common people,
Bam opined that the Arunachal Pradesh would become fully Hindi speaking state in
another 10 years.
Prof. Hari Shankar, Regional Director of Central Institute of Hindi, Guwahati, whose
institute is playing an important role in spreading Hindi language across the globe,
described the uniqueness of the language and said the teachers should be imparted
regular training on the language to keep themselves updated with the latest modifications.
District Adult Education Officer TT Tara informed that altogether 50 teachers are
participating in the programme which is organized under the sponsorship of CIH, Guwahati.
DK Bondyopadhyay, APO and Dr. AK Mishra, Coordinator, PED, Papum Pare also spoke
on the occasion.
A case of leaking toilet
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: The residents of E-Sector, Itanagar near JNK Public School, Itanagar
highlighting their problems said ‘the toilet outlet pipe of the institution has been
dislocated from the septic tank for last four five months and despite appeal to the
Principal, the school authority has failed to initiate positive action till today'.
It appealed the concerned magistrate to issue a letter to the head of the institution
to restore the dislocated pipe.
It also appealed the concerned authority to serve a notice to all the educational
institution of the state capital for proper maintenance of toilet of their respective
schools and colleges.
PT Memorial volleyball tournament
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Banderdewa Karsingsa Youth Welfare Association will organize the
2nd Phassang Tafar Memorial Volleyball Tournament from November 27 to December 3
APYC vice president Nabam Vivek would attend the opening ceremony on Nov 27 as chief
guest while Doimukh ASM cum BCC president Tana Tahing would be the guest of honour.
Changes in administration
NAHARLAGUN, Nov 19: C.P. Mansai, Secretary Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly
Secretariat has been posted as Secretary, Law and Judicial, Parliamentary Affairs
and Member Secretary, Arunachal Pradesh State Legal services Authority.
This order came to effect due to Mansai’s repatriation to parent department.
Further, A B Shukla, Secretary Personal, AR, Training, Vigilance will hold the additional
charge of Cooperation, IPR and Printing with immediate effect and until further orders.
Commissioner Makbul Pertin is stand relieved from the charge of the departments
of Cooperation, IPR and Printing, while Secretary Shukla stand relieved from the
charge of departments of Law, Judicial and Parliamentary Affairs and Member Secretary,
Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority, Itanagar, according to an official
order from Department of Personnel.
Jury Award for NHPC
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: The NHPC has been conferred “Jury Award” by the Council of Power
Utilities in association with KW conference for large scale implementation of hydro
projects during 2009.
NHPC director (Personnel) R S Mina received the award from Union Minister of State
for Power Bharatsinh Solanki at a India Power Award function held at New Delhi on
Nov 17 last.
ANSU suggest use of pen and video recording
ITANAGAR: A day-after the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU)’s plea for
the rescheduling APPSC preliminary exam, All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) came out
with suggestions for making the most prestigious exam free and fair.
In a representation to the APPSC secretary, the ANSU leaders impressed upon the authorities
and said that ball pen be used while marking in answer script. They feared the present
system of marking with pencil might give space for manipulation and distortion of
the answer script.
ANSU also demanded video recording of viva-voce. It said that viva-Voice is an important
part of the examination, which determines the fate of the candidates with a difference
of just half or one mark. Therefore, to remove the doubt and dissatisfaction of the
aspiring candidates, video recording should be introduced, the union said in the
ITANAGAR: R Sanyal CGMT/NE-II Telecom Circle, Dimapur would launch the BSNL 3G service
in Itanagar at Banquet Hall, Itanagar on November 21.
FVLCC appeals for road maintenance
ITANAGAR: Five Village Local Contractors Committee (FVLCC) appealed the Executive
Engineer PWD Capital Division-B, Itanagar and the state government for maintenance
of Jollang Panchayat road.
ITANAGAR: State Animal Husbandry and Veterinary department will be conducting routine
vaccination programme of livestock such as Mithun, cattle, pig against foot and mouth
diseases and swine fever in and around Itanagar from Nov 24 next.
While Batt village, Chandranagar& police colony will be covered on Nov 24 under the
programme, the same would be conducted at Upper Jullang, Lower Jullang and Dat village
on Nov 25.
The Vaccination programme will cover Lobi, Sinkiview, Mob-1&II on Nov 26 and Donyi-Polo
area, P-Sector &Raj Bhawan area will come under the programme on Nov 27. On Nov
28 the programme will be conducted at Dokum, Donyi-Colonies and Dera Natung College