ITANAGAR, Nov 15: Fifteen days after the new government under Chief Minister Nabam
Tuki was sworn in, there is no information yet on the council of ministers. Though
there is a talk of council of ministers being sworn in on Tuesday, there is no official
Highly placed sources informed that there is hard bargain and hectic parley on the
finalization of the council of ministers between the camps within the Congress.
Even as uncertainty continues, the picture is still not clear on who would make it
to the final list in Tuki’s team.
The All India Congress Committee, was yet to take a decision till the filling of
this report. Surprisingly, the hallowed AICC, even after fifteen days, is yet to
take a call on the formation of the council of ministry to run the sensitive border
Meanwhile source close to CMO revealed that Raj Bhavan is ready for the swearing
in and the Governor is expected to return to the state capital on Tuesday.
Even as absolute silence prevails, the wild guess continues. The question remains
when AICC would take a decision and who would be inducted in the ministry. (With
inputs from ATNS)
Tadar Tang Memorial Football in Dec
AOA raises stapled visa issue
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: Arunachal Olympic Association has urged Chief Minister Nabam Tuki
to take up the issue of staple visa issued to the people of Arunachal Pradesh by
Chinese Embassy at New Delhi with the central ministry concerned.
It is worth mentioning here that the Union Home Ministry does not consider staple
visa as valid document to travel to China due to which the people of Arunachal Pradesh,
especially sportspersons are suffering a lot.
AOA has been demanding that stapled visa issued to the people of the state by the
Chinese Embassy should be considered as valid paper to travel to that country for
time being till the vexed issue is resolved.
Meanwhile, the 10th edition of Tadar Tang Memorial Football Tournament would be held
at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun next month.
While informing this, (AOA) Secretary General G Doke said that the tournament which
was to be held in the month of October-November, could not be held due to unfavourable
It also urged the chief minister to spend adequate fund in sports sector for its
Citing examples of outstanding performance of few sportspersons of the state despite
limited resources and lack of other basic facilities, AOA hoped that the sports sector
in the state could make a big stride if adequate fund and infrastructural facilities
are provided. He mentioned Laa Talar’s qualification for the ensuing U-17 Jr. Asian
Badminton Championship, the lifter trios’ (Yukar Sibi, Soram Hitlar Tagru and Takio
Yana) recent triumph in Commonwealth Youth Weightlifting Championship in Cape Town,
South Africa and remarkable performance of Karatekas in Malaysia. Meanwhile, AOA
appealed to the people of the state, especially capital dwellers, to extend all support
and cooperation to Arunachal Weightlifting Association (AWA) for smooth conduct of
the National Weightlifting Championship scheduled to begin at Nirjuli from November
“Hosting such prestigious event in the state is a great achievement and credit must
go to AWA,” Doke said. He hoped that the event would create awareness among sportspersons
of the state about the importance of games sports.
Preparation on for National Weightlifting C’ship
Malleswari, Kunja Rani Devi confirm participation
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: Preparations are going on in full swing for the ensuing National
Weightlifting Championship beginning at Nirjuli from November 21 to 30.
With only five days left for the championship to begin, the organizing committee
has been working overtime to get the Nyikum Nyia hall, the venue for the mega event,
ready in time.
The preparation works has been delayed due to delay in fund release by the State
Government, said the organizing committee. However, it would be ready in time, the
So far, Andhra Padesh, Pondichery, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand,
West Bengal and Chattishgarh have confirmed their participation in the event. The
contingent of the host team for the event is yet to be announced.
The accommodation for athletes and accompanying officials and coaches are being arranged
in hotels at Naharlagun and Nirjuli. Accommodation for woman athletes are being arranged
at Bharat Scouts and Guides Hqs at Polo Colony, Naharlagun. Olympic bronze medalist
in weightlifting Karnam Malleswari and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjun award winner
lifter Kunja Rani Devi would lead the Manipuri team in the championship.
Three hundred cultural troupes of various tribes and communities would perform showing
the rich culture and tradition of the state beside fashion show during the championship.
Moreover, 40 scouts and guides and 40 NCC cadets from various educational institutions
are being engaged to guide and help the athletes coming from different parts of the
Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Secretariat Employees Association (APSEA) has welcomed
AWA’s initiative to organize the national event.
APSEA said the association was ready to extend all possible help and support to AWA
for smooth conduct of the event.
Ashes of Dr. Hazarika immersed in rivers of Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: The ashes of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika were immersed in the confluence
of Kel and Panyor River at Yazali and at Dikrong River at Doimukh this afternoon.
The ashes of Hazarika were brought to Yazali, the place where Arunachal’s first Hindi
feature film Mera Dharam Meri Maa was shot-- in a decorated vehicle under the initiative
of NES president Bengia Tolum, who was also the cultural advisor of the film.
Thousands of people paid their last respect to late Hazarika at NEEPCO project site
where the ashes were kept for a while after being received by head of the project
for public viewing before finally they were immersed in the river at 3.30 pm. Yachuli
ADC, head of NEEPCO project, Joram Tajing, the comedian of the film MDMM along with
three other artistes of the film were also present on the occasion and paid floral
tribute to Dr. Hazarika, also the director of the film.
Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) president YD Thongchi and Itanagar Kristi
Vikash Committee president Chitradev Sharma led the team for immersion of ashes of
Dr. Hazarika at Dikrong river.
At Jairampur, hundreds of fans from the three circles of Nampong, Manmao and Jairampur
paid their homage to departed soul of Dr Hazarika on the auspicious occasion of his
‘Shradha Ceremony’ here at the Namghar Campus this evening.
The event organized by the various communities of Jairampur commenced with a prayer
program followed by candle illumination. People offered the “Shradha Suman” to Dr.
Meanwhile, a delegation led by Nyamar Karbak, General Secretary All India Youth Congress
carrying the ashes of the legendary singer will be arriving at Aalo tomorrow. The
ashes would be immersed in Yomgo River at Cozy Bridge on November 17.
Ashes of Dr. Hazarika were also sent to East Siang for immersion at Siang river.
Rono Hills all ready for IXth Inter College Youth Festival
RONO HILLS, Nov 15: Rono Hills is all geared up for the IXth inter college youth
festival which will commence from November 16.
Students from eighteen RGU affiliated colleges from different parts of the state
gathered here since yesterday evening to join the grand festival.
The festival is all set to be inaugurated by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki as the chief
guest and Member of Parliament Takam Sanjoy as the guest of honour.
RGU Vice Chancellor Prof. David R. Syiemlieh, in his message said “these days are
yours, enjoy it and be happy because being happy is essential for good results”.
The VC further appealed everyone to participate with the true spirit of the festival.
Rajiv Gandhi University Students Union president, Tao Abo believes that the festival
would play a pivotal role in bringing communal harmony among different tribes of
Inclusive development through Cooperatives
58th All India Cooperative Week
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: The 58th All India Cooperative Week got underway yesterday with
the main theme- “Inclusive Development through Cooperatives” and the sub-theme of
the day “Cooperative Democracy, Leadership and Self Reliance Day” at the Conference
Hall of A.P. State Cooperative Union, Naharlagun.
Inaugurating the programme, Chief Information Commissioner Y.D. Thongchi, expressing
his deep resentment towards downfall of Cooperative Sector in the state due to shortfall
of proper plan, policies and execution, called on cooperative concerned to play
pivotal role to face emerging challenges so that people of Arunachal Pradesh can
avail all the benefits of the sector.
Chairperson, A.P. State Commission for Women, Gumri Ringu, who was guest of honour
for day, while addressing the gathering stressed on the importance of cooperatives
in poverty alleviation and in generation of employment opportunity for the members.
Besides, she emphasized on the benefit of registration of cooperative societies for
certain exemption from taxes of State Government.
A cooperative is not only meant for income generation but also for shouldering social
responsibility for self reliance, self help & mutual understanding amongst its fold,
H.K. Shalla IAS, secretary cooperation-cum-RCS, government of A.P. while speaking
on the occasion stated that the Cooperative Societies are entirely dependent on the
management of the board of directors and managers.
Resource Person, V.K. Sharma, deputy director, SIRD and A.T. Ghose, retired departmental
officer spoke about quality leadership development and to create consultancy cell
for all inclusive development for upliftment of weaker section of the state in the
rural and semi rural areas specially in the agriculture sector.
T. Thongdok, managing director, Apex Bank, A.T. Kulo, Chairman, APSCU, Under Secretary,
Cooperation, MD, APCCF, co-operators also spoke on the day.
Encourage writing on Arunachali themes and experiences: Editor to teachers
Creative Writing Workshops in Lohit
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: “Arunachali children are no less blessed in creativity and imagination
than the urban elite. Teachers must provide ample opportunities to bring these out
in their writings.” declared Vaijayanti Tonpe, well-known children’s writer and former
editor of Children’s World and the Children’s Book Trust, New Delhi, as she addressed
teachers and library activists at Wakro and Tezu.
“They have ample experiences and stories, which can be expressed powerfully and uniquely
touching the readers from the outside world. These need to be brought out”, she asserted,
paying warm compliments to the creative spirit of the young reader-activists from
the APNE Library, Wakro and the participants of the Tezu students’ workshop. This
could be possible only by encouraging extensive reading, she urged the teachers.
Vaijayanti Tonpe, a patron volunteer of the VT-AWIC Youth Library Network, is on
a 10 days tour in Lohit and Anjaw, conducting Creative Writing Workshops for teachers
and students, sponsored jointly by ASSET, Wakro, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Tezu, DC Lohit
and the DDSEs of Lohit and Anjaw.
During the one-day teachers’ workshop at Wakro, Tonpe dwelt extensively on encouraging
originality and free-thinking among the students, by motivating them to look at ordinary
events and subjects from unusual angles. That would make writing a joyful experience
to the students, she said. She also reminded them about the importance of creative
expressions in one’s own mother-tongue and appealed to the teachers to promote writing
in Arunachali languages.
Addressing student-participants at Wakro and Tezu, Tonpe said good writing elevates
the mind of a reader and has universal appeal, above region, language, community
or nation. Hence Arunachali students should boldly express themselves, as they too
have emotions and unique experiences. One’s writing skills get strengthened as we
read a wide range of authors and books. A writer needs also to focus on the right
choice of words to make the readers touched.
She demonstrated how certain usages and words become part of immortal literature,
quoting Neal Armstrong’s “A small step for man…”, and Nehru’s “Tryst with Destiny..”
Tonpe heartily applauded the participants at both Wakro and Tezu as they could quote
the immortal response of Sq. Ldr. Rakesh Sharma, to Indira Gandhi’s query on how
he felt as he orbited the earth in his spacecraft. She also lauded the readers from
the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya Wakro for their spirited skit presentations
and reading promotion activities. During the workshops the readers wrote pieces that
could make interesting stories.
33 students from 7 schools participated in the Tezu workshop held at KV Tezu. Speaking
on the occasion, T. Muraliddharan, Principal, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Tezu assured KV’s
active support to the reading promotion campaign by the library network. DDSE Lohit,
K. Rina has expressed his happiness about the active outcome of the workshops.
Tonpe would be conducting similar workshops in Hayuliang and Hawai also.
DC inaugurates measles catch up campaign
BOMDILA, Nov 15: As a follow up action to the District Task Force ( DTF ) meeting
on the ongoing Immunization Programme for children aged between 09 months to under
10 years in the district by the District Health Society, the Measles Catch Up Campaign
in the district headquarters Bomdila today was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner
Rinchin Tashi at Modern School Bomdila in presence of DMO Dr. Dani Duri, DFWO cum
DIO Dr. T. D. Namsa, Medical Superintendent Dr. Gam Lamu, SMO Dr. D. Wange, SMO Dr.
Maiti & SMO Dr. Ngawang Drema wherein a total of 269 children were administered the
The team later visited the Nechipu Children’s Foundation School Bomdila where a total
of 163 children were being administered the vaccine.
The Measles Catch Up Campaign which began today in the district would cover a targeted
number of 18668 children in the 5-CD blocks within a span of 21 working days. The
first working week would be school based and the following two weeks would be Community
based covering the minor and non-school going children.
There are a total of 181 school sites and 198 Outreach Session sites along with 08
Fixed and 25 Mobile sites in the district.
Though a lot of hurdles are anticipated especially in the transportation sector owing
to the meager fund available for the purpose, the District Immunization Officer Dr.
TD Namsa has exuded confidence on his team and the District Administration for successful
conduct of this one-time Measles Catch Up Campaign in the district.
Measles Catch Up Campaign was launched on Nov 11 in Anini as well.
Today 150 school kids were vaccinated. (DIPRO)
IDEA conducts training on microenterprise and bank linkage
Naharlagun, Nov 15: With a view of promoting the Income Generation activities, thereby
ensuring a sustainable income for the rural families the Itanagar Diocesan Empowerment
Association (IDEA) in collaboration with NABARD conducted one day training program
on microenterprise and Bank linkage at Papunala Catholic Church, Naharlagun on Nov
L. C. Sarkar, Asst. Manager NABARD appreciated the initiatives of the rural bank
officials and motivated the participants to go ahead through the very medium of SHG
for the growth of the area. He also said that the training aims to help improve the
microfinance environment in various villages of Naharlagun.
Sarkar highlighted about various schemes available from NABARD for SHGs such as Poultry,
Piggery and Guttery. He also explained various terms and conditions for applying
the scheme and assured all help those who wish to apply for the same. He stressed
on role of banks in promotion of SHGs for enhancing the income level of the poor
families. He congratulated Fr. Ivan, the Director IDEA and said that IDEA has created
a platform for growth of the SHGs. The impact of IDEA on society through its various
developmental activities is remarkable, he said.
Speaking on the occasion Sanjit Basumatary, Project Coordinator, stressed that all
people should develop their standard of living and involve in effective management
of natural resources and start managing on their own for the healthy livelihood.
He requested the banks to simplify the process of bank linkage and loaning and urged
the people to have cordial relation between various banks.
Sr. Mercy SABS Area Coordinator, IDEA while thanking the resource person and the
participants said that the awareness programme has enabled the SHGs to have a broader
outlook on microenterprise and bank related matters. About seventy participants from
different SHGs benefited from the training programme.
Execution of highway projects in hill areas
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: A 10 days training programme on "execution of highway projects
in hill areas" for the engineers of PWD (highway division) commenced at Administrative
Training Institute (ATI), Naharlagun today.
The training would emphasize on capacity building of highway engineers of PWD (highway
division) for effective handling of the construction of the mega trans Arunachal
Addressing the participants, Hage Khoda, Commissioner, PWD, gave more emphasis on
sincerity of the field engineers in execution of the project and its timely completion.
He assured to provide all assistance for early realization of the dream project.
Bora Ete, CE (Highway) sought fullest cooperation from all the engineering team,
including Govt. for timely completion of the highway project.
Pema Tshetan, Director (Training) appealed to all the participants to derive maximum
benefit from the training.
Also present in the inaugural function were T.H Tayeng, CE (S&I), Kuru Sera, CE (C/Z)
and K.Ete , CE (D&P) who shared their views with the participants.
As many as 42 officers in the rank of Superintending Engineer, Executive Engineers,
Asstt. Engineers, Jr. Engineers of AP PWD (Highway Division) are attending the programme.
The training is being organized by ATI under the sponsorship of Ministry of Road
Transport & Highways.
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: The 121st birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of India,
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was observed at Changlang at DIET Auditorium.
Speaking on the occasion, the Principal VKV School, Changlang, Ratan Kumar stressed
on proper motivation and mobilization of the teaching and learning process to enhance
Michi Kani, DIPRO, highlighted on the life of the great statesman. He elaborated
on the visit to Ziro Valley in early sixties along with his daughter Indira Gandhi,
his special love and affection for the people of erst-while NEFA.
To mark the occasion a unique exhibition was organized, prepared from the waste materials.
The whole idea and innovative activities was conceived by Lowang, Lecturer DIET,
Nehru Yuva Kendra, Tezu conducted one day District Youth Convention cum NehruYuva
Kendra Sangathan Foundation Day Cum Children Day at BRC Training Centre at Tezu.
Urban ICDS Project Itanagar also celebrated Universal Children’s Day at Indira Gandhi
Park. Converging many Anganwadi Centres of the Project, competition on various activities
were conducted including- Rhymes, Poem recitation, Games & Sports for more than 130
children between the age group 3-6 Yrs.
Outlining the objectives of the celebration and importance of the Day, S. C. Tok,
the CDPO of the Project, mentioned that such programmes will be organized next time
too provided there is adequate encouragement.
Pane Himey Public School, Palin observed Children’s Day cum Parents’ Day at its school
premises in a befitting manner yesterday.
Speaking on the occasion, Principal of the School Jonathan Mark highlighted about
RTE and advised all the children to devote in their study.
He further informed that various teaching and learning including games and sports
items equipments would be set up in the institution in near future.
Nangbia Rima urged all the parents and teachers to work as a team for successful
running of the school.
Education prog on cooperative
Aalo, Nov 15: The West Sing District Cooperative Union, Aalo conducted a training
cum Member Education Programme at Kaying recently regarding formation of Cooperatives,
Self Help Groups, awareness of microfinance by Arunachal Pradesh Apex Bank and enrollment
of SHG membership with Aalo LAMPS Ltd, Aalo.
R.P.Singh DRCS and Executive Officer of District Cooperative Union discussed about
objectives of the programme and stressed on the need of diversification of Economic
activities under Cooperative sector to harness human resource to achieve Economic
Kimar Ete, Branch Manager Apex Bank Aalo discussed various schemes and procedures
of obtaining bank finance by the beneficiary through LAMPS.
Dr. Taking Gammi, Senior Veterinary Officer discussed on importance of livestock
business farming and interdependency of technical profession with Bank in terms of
Detailed Project Report.
Dr. Gammi volunteered unconditional help to all SHG in preparing report and technical
Yage Yangi, HDO spoke on importance on importance of Horti based commercial farming.
Degam Ete, Chairman Aalo Lamps spoke on importance of Cooperatives and encouraged
membership drive of SHG and individual membership.
Jumsor Rime, ADTH spoke on importance and pattern industries and handloom based activities.
Ribi Rime, Chairperson West Siang district Cooperative Union encouraged formation
of SHG and Cooperatives.
Yaming Pabin ASM, Bogne expressed her gratitude to District Cooperative union for
successful conduction of training cum awareness programme.
Weekly Market opened at border
RUKSIN, Nov 15: A weekly market was opened at Debing at Assam-Arunachal border recently.
Attending the occasion as chief guest, West-Pasighat MLA Dr Tangor Tapak appealed
the local residents of both sides to maintain the aged-old relations between the
Adi and Mishing communities in order to maintain the peace and development at border
The proprietor of the weekly market Satyaban Ering informed the Arunachal Times that
the market was set up at the junction of two streams - Debing Nalla and Moka Nalla
a suitable place for the local dwellers from both Assam and Arunachal to assemble.
Ering informed that more than one hundred people including students’ union leaders
from both the states attended in the opening programme, who pledged for concerted
effort for peace at border villages.
They have also agreed to keep closer coordination during any inclement situation
that may arise at the border areas.
Nyishi teachers forum conference held
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: Nyishi Teachers Welfare Forum, Lower Subansiri District conducted
its general conference at Yazali on November 12 last.
During the conference, the house resolved to impart quality education to younger
generation and would strictly monitor in establishing an efficient administrative
set in all the schools under their jurisdiction.
Meanwhile, the meeting selected Taniya Milli, JK Abo and Likha Togur as President,
Vice President and General Secretary of the forum for a period of three years.
Rajya Puruskar Preparatory Camp held
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: District Level Rajya Puruskar Preparatory Camp for Scouts and Guide
of West Siang District was held at Aalo from November 11-13.
Altogether, 27 Scout and 32 Guide from different schools of the district took part
in the camp.
The objective of the camp was to prepare and enable Scout and Guide to qualify in
the ensuing Rajya Puruskar Testing Camp.
The closing ceremony was attended by District Chief Commissioner BSG N Potom and
NM Higher Secondary School Principal Moken Ete as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour.
Lego Lemgo conference
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: The Vth General Conference of Lego Lemgo Welfare Society concluded
today at Govt. Secondary School Ground Bam. The Conference was inaugurated by Eken
Riba, former Minister and President Karko Ao Welfare Society as Chief Guest on Nov13.
The Conference was attended by Chief Secretary Tabom Bam among others.
In the conference problems of the society were discussed thoroughly and emphasis
was given on education.
A statue of forefather of Society was unveiled by the Chief Secretary.
New office bearer of the society was also formed in which Markar Bam ,S.E. PWD was
unanimously selected as President while Er. Takom Taju, Assistant Engineer PWD
was selected as Secretary General of The society with Er. Marmi Tao as Vice President.
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: Upper Subansiri Nyishi Collegian Capital Complex mourned the untimely
demise of Tara Godak, 1st year student of Donyi Polo Government College Kamki. Godak
died on November 14 at Kamki.
Tarhuk Samaj, an NGO of Damin has mourned the sad and untimely demise of Late Lokam
Anand, LDC, C.O. Office Damin on Nov 12.
He was a dedicated and committed govt servant who always performed his duty sincerely,
and Damin circle has lost one of the most talented and dedicated Govt. servant, it
All Kurung Kumey District Group D Staff Welfare Association (AKKDGDSWA) has deeply
mourned untimely demise of Lokam Anand, LDC of Circle Office Damin.
Art of living doctors
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: With a view to provide holistic health and wellness, the Art of
Living Arunachal Pradesh is bringing a doctor to provide Ayurvedic consultation and
The doctor from Sri Sri Ayurveda in Bangalore will be available for consultation
on 17th and 18th November 2011 between 8am and 11am in the morning and 3pm and 8pm
in the evening. The camp will be held at the Art of Living Centre, H Sector, Itanagar.
Fire mishap at Kombo Sec School
Aalo Nov 15: In a fire mishap reported to be a handiwork of unknown miscreant in
the night of Nov 12, Office Chamber of Headmaster Kombo Secondary School was gutted
into ashes. The fire was put off by the efforts of teaching community from engulfing
the whole building. Important files, documents, furniture and articles are reported
to be damaged.
A FIR has been lodged by the Headmaster of school at Police Station Aalo. The DDSE,
Tomi Doke is closely monitoring the situation. (DIPR)
State Karatekas to participate at International event
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: The fourteen members of the state Wado Kai Karatekas would take
part in 14th Wado Kai Karate do Championship cum 8th International Wado Kai Karate
Championship which is slated to be held at Nainital in Uttrakhand on from Nov 18
Team members comprises of Neta Menjo, Taro Cheging, Nyongchen Hodong, Tatu Niling,
Mima Bui, PC Dingla, Likha Lej, Lindum Tama, Dari Lokam, Yapung Sonam, Dado Mema
Tap Menia, Bamang Yakum and Yania Dugi. The team will be led by Sensei Yarda Niki
as Team Manager, and Sensei Nanu Sangha a Team Coach.
Changes in bureaucracy
NAHARLAGUN, Nov 15: There has been a reshuffle in the state bureaucracy.
M.Pertin, Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Industries, Trade and Commerce shall also hold
the charge of the department of Geology and Mining as well as MD, Arunachal Pradesh
Mineral Development and Trading Corporation in addition to his existing charges with
immediate effect until further orders.
Consequent upon the above posting, T.T Gamdik, IAS, Secretary, Tax and Ex,WRD etc
shall stand relieved of the additional charge of the department of Geology and Mining
as well as MD, Arunachal Pradesh Mineral Development and Trading Corporation.
Sonam Chombay, IRS, Special Secretary, Transport, S&T and K Riram,APCS(SI Gr) Deputy
Secretary, Food & Civil Supply, S& T shall stand relieved from the additional charge
of Geology and Mining while Tarak Koniya, APSS Deputy Secretary(Geo & Mining) shall
continue in the department. DIPR
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: Expressing its anguish over the non-implementation of 3% reservation
for physically challenged people in state and centre sponsored schemes in the district;
All East Kameng District Handicapped Welfare Society alleged that none of the departments
in the district have properly implemented the reservation, except the education department
under SSA few blocks in District Rural Development Agency.
Further the society urged the state government to direct concerned departments of
East Kameng district ensure that the physical challenged people are not deprived.
Association demands action
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: All Arunachal Youth Association (AAYA) has demanded the authority
to take action against a staff of the Secretariat (Admn), who has allegedly erected
a RCC building after occupying a Government quarter at ‘H’ sector near Namghar, RK
Mission post office.
The association said that it has also lodged an FIR against the person with police
in this regard.
AdiSU election held
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: The election of Adi Students’ Union (AdiSU) was held successfully
under the supervision of Adi Baane Kebang from November 11-14 at Kaying, West Siang
The ABK expressed the hope that the newly elected AdiSU executive members headed
by its President Sokun Siboh, Vice President Gora Ratan and General Secretary Obuk
Gao would work for the cause of Adi students and community in particular and also
for the greater interest of the state in general.
ATTAWS conference held
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: The second general conference cum election of All Tator Tani Welfare
Society was held at Daporijo from November 9-10 last.
During the conference, it has changed its nomenclature to All Tator-Tani Area Welfare
Society and selected Madin Dugi and Jumkur Bui as Chairman and secretary general
of the society.
It also constituted a core committee with DAO Dusa Lida as its chairman.
The conference was attended by APCCFL, Managing Director Tanga Bage and Circle Officer
Sadung Gyadu as chief guest and guest of honour respectively.
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) has appointed Kino Nanu, Talo
Langneh and Taba Loma as President, General Secretary and Vice President of Papum
Pare district unit.
CM mourns budding media person’s death
ITANAGAR: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has expressed shock and grief over the tragic
demise of a young and budding media person of the state, Nyajum Kakki, who was only
He said that Kakki’s death has come as a shocker, particularly ahead of the National
Press Day, for which the young professional was working as one of the coordinators.
The death of a local youth, who had chosen to serve the state as a media person,
which in fact is one of the most challenging professions, is a loss that cannot be
measured or expressed in words, the Chief Minister said after getting the news of
the tragic demise.
Conveying his heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family members, Tuki said in a
message today that the whole state is with them at this moment of grief.
“We will be always grateful for the contributions of young Kakki in his short span
of service as a professional” he added.
Orgs demands action
ITANAGAR: Ramle Banggo Welfare Society (RBWS) has demanded action as per related
provision of the law against those officials of Power Department whose alleged negligence
caused the death of Nyajum Kakki yesterday.
Kakki, a promising journalist, died after he came in contact with a live wire (33kv)
which was reportedly hanging just above the ground level.
All Arunachal Pradesh Agriculture/Horticulture Dealership Registered Tribal Contractor
Association condoled the sudden demise of Nyajum Kakki.
The association questioned the power department for their carelessness and appealed
to the concerned department and state government to provide compensation and a regular
service to a family member of late Kakki.
Kurung Kumey awaits PDS items
ITANAGAR: Kurung Kumey district is likely to face shortage of foodgrains due to
non-availability of PDS items at FCI base depot at Ziro.
According to the district food and civil supply officer of Kurung Kumey, the district
PDS wholesale nominee cum carriage contractor could not draw foodgrains of the current
and previous month due to non availability of PDS item in the designated FCI depot.
The officer hoped that the newly appointed DGM (RO), FCI Arunachal Region would take
urgent step to ensure regular supply of PDS items.
Papum Pare administration and compensation package
The affected land holders of the Capital and Papum Pare district need to be cautious
and opt for the High Power Committee approved latest departmental-wise standard rate
copy for obtaining compensation under twin ongoing NH-4 Lane and Trans-Arunachal
Highway project. The approved rate copy issued Papum Pare administration is not authentic.
There is no such govt. order which has authorized the Papum Pare Administration for
the inclusion of new items, deletion of fixed items and modification of rates as
per their wishes. In the annexure list of HPC the standard rate of Forest and Fishery
department were not included but in the approved rate copy of Arunachal Highway it
was added without maintaining the standard rate. Moreover, there is inclusion, deletion
and inclusion of same items with modification of rates in the list of PWD Structure,
Agriculture and Horticulture in violation of the standard rate of the department
concern. Meanwhile it is to remind the authority concern that on the Public Hearing
conducted at Doimukh, Hollongi, Capital, it was repeatedly announced that they don’t
have the authority to modify the rate fixed by HPC but at the same time there is
a huge modification of rates and items without the approval of the HPC. Hence, there
is a gross violation of departmental standard rate submitted to HPC.
The real beneficiaries in this twin underway road project are not the thousands of
affected land holders but the state govt.’s various departments.
Besides the way public hearing and final assessment were conducted is nothing but
it was technically defective and superfast calculation were done in absence of many
technical experts of the department concerns on the spot. Hence, the same trend is
applying on the affected land holders of the underway NH-4 Lane road project at Hollongi
The declaration of many areas under the different categories of Reserve Forest Area
is of serious concern as many of the land owners has obtained LPC legally from the
DC, Papum Papre from time to time.
Further, in the absence of independent Department of Tribal Affairs the ancestral
community land of the forest dwellers/tribes were directly put under different categories
of RF area without recognizing the tribal’s rights over the forest. But provision
laid under Jhum Regulation Act 1947, Assam Frontier Act, Tribal Land System Act,
and very recent enactment of Tribal Forest Right Act in 2006 defines in lengthy the
rights of the tribal’s over the forest land, produces, rivers etc., which the authority
concern has looked down resulting in complicacy with the forest land holders of the
As per the State govt.’s notification it was directed to the authority concern to
issue LPC without seeking forest NOC from the people inhabiting in the inter-boundary
disputes areas. Besides many complicacy related to the jurisdiction of forest department
and forest land dwellers of the area has not been taken into consideration time and
Moreover, the DC, Yupia is entrusted 12 km (Hollongi to Gopur Tinali Itanagar) to
acquire land for NH-4 Lane road for land acquisition and public compensation by the
GoAP . At the same time the authority concern has declared 2 km as de-reserved area
and rest 10 km as under DFR area. But it is to be noted that 14 km from Maagoni to
Chengmura area were excluded from the DFR area for the establishment of refugee camp
and future settlement of the Chakma in the area.
On the other side authority concern has not yet mentioned how much of area in hectare
is De-reserved from DFR and which are the areas that has been excluded for community
settlement by DC Papum Pare. The village is identified and recognized, Panchayati
Raj institution is established but why the government did not bother to recognize
the rights of the locality inhabiting in such areas?
Therefore in nutshell, it is not appropriate from the part of the govt.’s decision
not to compensate the genuine land holders under mentioned 10 km area and the declared
reserved forest area under capital DC jurisdiction.
The approved rate copy was specially prepared for the Land Acquisition and Compensation
for Trans-Arunachal Highway and District connectivity in the state and the subject
is confined to it only. There is no such mention in the notification of it being
applicable for NH-4 Lane project or any other impending project in the state. Further
in the absence of Uniformity of Land Rate Act in the state, the concern authority
can’t force the victim landholders to accept in toto the approved rate copy prepared
of Trans-Arunachal Highway Compensation Rate.
On dated 21st Oct. 2011 a letter was given to the Deputy Commissioner Papum Pare
requesting him to furnish information on 12th points on the vast differences between
High Power Committee issued standard rate copy and Arunachal Highway Approved Rate
copy issued from the office of the DC Yupia through LR & SO Papum Pare. We did not
get a respond to the letter.
The All Papum Pare District Students’ Union urge the Chief Minister Nabam Tuki to
look into the matter.
Member (Convenor) APPDSU
(Spokesperson cum Legal Advisor), APPDSU
Increase the incentives
This letter is in response to the letter by Kim Longri, "Increase the incentives
for IAS aspirants" published on Nov 14.
I support the appeal because our state is purely a tribal state and majority of population
lives below poverty line. And there is no dearth of talent in our students but unfortunately
most of them do not even think of attempting this exam due to financial constraint.
So, a little help from the state govt will go a long way for the students.
So, I too appeal the state govt. to kindly increase the incentives from present Rs
30000 to at least Rs 1 lakhs to IAS aspirants of our state.
Sankardev Engineering Management College
DDK is not for one community
Apropos to what has been published on Nov 10 in some esteemed English dailies of
Arunachal Pradesh with some biased, unfounded and incorrect assumptions from one
organization, Indigenous Faith and Culture Society of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP),
blaming Doordarshan Kendra, Itanagar for not telecasting good quality programme and
at the sometime patronising western and Christian culture, it is hereby clarified
that Doordarshan Kendra, Itanagar has been producing and telecasting programme maintaining
the standard quality comparatively with the available equipment, materials and staff.
Doordarshan is a public broadcaster, not a private one. It has its own ethics, codes
and certain norms within which perimeter various programme are produced and telecast.
Doordarshan cannot telecast and go in the way private channels telecast and do. It
is also clarified that Doordarshan Kendra, Itanagar belongs to all community and
people of Arunachal Pradesh.
It is not for one community only. Doordarshan Kendra, Itanagar telecast programme
for all communities. Programme pertaining to religion and festival are being telecast
as and when relevant festival and religious functions take place.
Doordarshan Kendra never tries to encourage a particular religion or community as
claimed by IFCSAP. The charges leveling Doordarshan Kendra, Itanagar for patronizing
and tagging Church songs, Dances, Dramas etc as indigenous traditional cultural
items, are totally wrong and unfounded. Doordarshan Kendra never did telecast and
will never do so as charged. The charges are aimed for unfortunately misleading the
people in this State.
If IFCSAP finds outs an example of such wrong doing by Doordarshan Kendra, Itanagar,
will be very grateful and the correction will be carried immediately. IFCSAP member
may please think twice not to mislead general public. Perhaps those members of IFSCAP
do not watch programme of Doordarshan Kendra, Itanagar and totally ignorant of what
have been on the air daily from this Kendra.
As far as demands of upgradation of the Kendra vis-à-vis installation of LPT in other
districts of the State are concerned, the matter is to be brought to the notice of
the highest authority of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. This should
be a policy decision with the political back up of the State. However,
the aspiration and feeling of the honourble members of IFCSAP will be conveyed to
higher authority concerned This Kendra has been, since inception, promoting indigenous
culture by way of producing and telecasting various folk dances, music of different
ethnic group. Interviews and discussions on different topics including cultural activities
of the State are produced and telecast as and when required. As such the statement
published in local dailies on 10t" November 2011 was completely misleading and herby
clarified for general public.
L. Manibabu Singh
Head of office
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address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
A growing threat
The International Diabetes Federation predicts that one in 10 adults could be suffering
from diabetes by 2030, based on ageing, demographic and other factors.
The advocacy group estimated that 522 million people would have diabetes in the next
The figure includes both types of diabetes. The group expects the number of cases
to jump by 90 percent even in Africa, where infectious diseases have previously been
the top killer. Without including the impact of increasing obesity, the International
Diabetes Federation said its figures were conservative.
According to the World Health Organization, there are about 346 million people worldwide
with diabetes, with more than 80 percent of deaths occurring in developing countries.
The agency projects diabetes deaths will double by 2030 and said the International
Diabetes Federation’s prediction was possible.
Most cases of diabetes are Type 2, the kind that mainly hits people in middle age,
and is linked to weight gain and a sedentary lifestyle.
On the other hand, the WHO has come up with Diabetes Programme to prevent diabetes
whenever possible and, where not possible, to minimize complications and maximize
quality of life.
The overall goal of the Diabetes Programme is to improve health through stimulating
and supporting the adoption of effective measures for the surveillance, prevention
and control of diabetes and its complications, particularly in low- and middle-income
In most cases Diabetes is controllable. Unless efforts are put by individuals, families
and society, it is just matter of time that the problem would further compound.