ITANAGAR, Nov 22: The 7th National Youth (Boys & Girls) and 48th Men and Women Junior
National Weightlifting Championship got underway at Nyikum Nyia hall, Nirjuli near
According to Arunachal Weightlifting Association (AWA) vice president L. Sokun Singh,
241 athletes and officials from 16 states, including host Arunachal Pradesh have
so far arrived here. Participants from Tamil Nadu, Punjab and Haryana are expected
to arrive in a day or two, he said.
Addressing the inaugural function as chief guest, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki said:
“Hosting such a big event in a small state like Arunachal Pradesh is a big achievement
and Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) headed by Birendra Kumar Baishya as president
and his team deserve appreciation for reposing faith on Arunachal Weightlifting Association
(AWA) to shoulder the great responsibility.”
Giving full credit to AWA for the mega event, Tuki hoped the championship would herald
a new era in Games and Sports sector in Arunachal Pradesh.
Lauding lifter trio Yukar Sibi, Soram Hitler Tagru and Takio Yana’s recent triumph
in national and international level competitions, the chief minister exhorted the
upcoming sportspersons to take up sports seriously, which, if pursued sincerely,
would not only bring personal glory but also solve unemployment problems. He hoped
that the lifters of the state participating in the championship would win medals.
Reaffirming his assurance to the sports fraternity of the state to develop sports
infrastructure in every district to groom hidden talents, Tuki said his Government
would make its best effort to construct the ambitious multipurpose indoor stadium
soon. The chief minister also assured the organizing committee to extend all help
for making the event a grand success.
In his speech, IWF president Baishya exuded confidence that Arunachal Pradesh will
represent the country in 2016 Olympics in weightlifting. He urged Tuki to patronize
the sport to see result.
Praising the efforts of AWA in grooming and exposing the latent talents, the IWF
president hoped many Sibis and Tagrus would be emerged from the state in the next
He also praised the Organizing Committee for providing the best accommodation facility
and food to the visiting athletes and officials. He said that Arunachal edition of
the championship has broken the last year’s records in terms of number of participants.
The number of athletes and participating states in this year’s event are much more
than that of last year’s national championship, he added.
IWF Joint Secretary and AWA president Abraham K Techi thanked IWF president and general
secretary for shouldering AWA to organize the tournament with full faith. He also
acknowledged the help and all support extended to AWA by the state Government, specially
Chief Minister Tuki, Arunachal Olympic Association (AOA) president Padi Richo and
Member of Parliament Takam Sanjoy for organizing this national event. He also mentioned
the role and contribution of Army Sports Institute, Pune in grooming the sportspersons
of the state.
The inaugural function was attended by Parliamentary Secretary Nabam Rebia, AOA
president and Parliamentary Secretary Padi Richo, MLA Techi Kaso, Capital DC Onit
Panyang, IWF general secretary Sahadev Yadav among others.
The competitions would start from tomorrow at 9.30 am.
Once renowned footballer and FCI manager Medhi’s body found dead
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: Pranjal Kumar Medhi, the Itanagar Food Corporation of India (DCI)
Manager, who had been missing from 1st November, was today found dead in a drain
nearby the office of this daily. His body was later handed over to his wife after
He left behind his wife and two sons.
According to the Itanagar police sources, the cause of death is yet to be known and
it may take some time as the body was almost decomposed at the time of recovery.
They are not ruling out any possibilities at the moment.
Late Medhi was a renowned football player of 80s and 90s. He played for Kolkata
based A division clubs Md. Sporting, George Telegraph, Sonali Sibir during 1980-82.
In Assam, he played for Guwahati based Nabajyoti Club and Dynamo Club. He also represented
the Junior Indian Football team at Changhai, China and his home team Assam thrice
in Santosh Trophy.
Pranjal had been missing since 1st of November and an FIR was lodged with police
by his family in this regard.
Itanagar police, who had been tracking him through his mobile phone located that
the area of coverage was within Niti Vihar and Division IV area of Itanagar. Basing
on that police today carried search operation starting from area around FCI office
and finally located his body in a drain less than 100 m away from the FCI office.
The 51 year old Pranjal, a native of Guwahati was posted at FCI, Itanagar recently.
He was allegedly battling against alcohol addiction. While talking to this daily
a family member of late Pranjal told, “He came to Itanagar on 31st October from Guwahati
and was supposed to go back to Guwahati on 1st November evening. He even bought two
bus tickets to go to Guwahati along with one of his colleagues. But he went missing
on Nov 1.”
Further he said, “We all are shocked with his death. He had no enmity with anyone
and had never received any threat. Hope Itanagar police crack down this case soon
and tell us the reason of his death.
His death has sent shock-wave among FCI officials.
“We don’t know what was the cause of death but his death has shattered us. We work
under tough condition and this incident has traumatized us a lot. It will take some
time for us to get over this incident,” said one FCI officials on condition of anonymity.
AAPSU questions highhandedness of security forces
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has drawn the attention
of DGP towards highhandedness of security forces like CRPF, SSB and ITBP during patrolling
In a letter written to DGP, AAPSU President Takam Tatung said behaviour of security
forces have become matter of concern for capital citizens.
“It has been experienced in the recent time that the paramilitary forces deployed
in the twin capital town of the state are involved in highhandedness in the name
of overseeing law and order problem, thus subjecting numerous innocent masses to
untold miseries. The report of such dereliction of duty by the custodian of law is
condemnable and uncalled for,” said Tatung.
Further he added, “Though AAPSU welcomes the heightened security frisking in the
capital town urges, we urge security forces not to deter the public-police relation
with their highhandedness.”
Amidst unparalleled violence and high drama, Nabam Tuki took charge as the seventh
Chief Minister of Arunachal on Nov 1.
After two long weeks, his ministry was formed. However, the wait is not over yet
as even after completion of 22 days; Arunachal unfortunately is yet to see a functional
government as the allocation of ministries is yet to be formalized. Even if the Chief
Minister is efficient enough to oversee the whole of the departments in absence of
full functional ministry, the delay is certainly worrying for a geo-politically sensitive
While the AICC and fickle politics drag on, there are reports of skirmish along the
border areas in Tawang and Anjaw. Everyone predictably is quick to deny any such
occurrences all in the name of national security. One would perhaps never know what
kind of a national security we are talking about.
While everyone including the media choosing to maintain a stoic silence, with financial
year almost closing, one wonders whether the state would actually be able to meet
the deadlines. It’s for all to see that apart from few inaugurations, this government
is yet to move an inch.
Under such trying circumstances, one is bound to question All India Congress Committee
for the delay. While state capital burnt and rest of Arunachal watched in horror,
the party high command kept quite. The silence of the party was broken only after
a youth lost his life and citizens moved out of the Capital amidst unprecedented
If we recall, AICC did not step in for four long months while the Congress party
in the state was divided in two camps forcing a halt to all developmental activities.
One group was locked up in Chief Minister’s official bungalow while the other group
was in Delhi.
The collective silence of all the 60 representatives sure was a lesson for the people
of the state. They say a state gets a media it deserves. Perhaps it’s true even for
our elected representatives.
To put it mildly, they don’t deserve another chance to represent us in their life
While the Congress MLAs fought at the cost of peace, security and development of
the state, the rest of the elected representatives were mute spectators.
While we and their money decide who represents us in 2014, it is worrying that Arunachal
does not figure in the agenda of the Congress or the UPA government.
For those who follow the workings of the Congress party, it won’t come as a surprise
as AICC usually do take longer than necessary to decide for states that does not
have the requisite numbers and the resources. For us in Arunachal, the recent happenings
were good testimonies about where we figure in scheme of things. A state dependent
on centre for all its funds and to make matter worse with just two mute MPs, we are
a lost case.
In the meantime as Buddy puts it, people of the state alternatively look Delhi-wards
and heaven-wards for answers.
Maintain quality of work: Kaso
NAHARLAGUN, Nov 22: Legislator Techi Kaso today exhorted the public works department
to maintain quality of work by judiciously utilizing the limited funds.
Kaso accompanied with PWD CE(WZ) TH Tayung and a host of engineers including SE and
EE inspected various ongoing works at D’ sector, G’ Extension market area here and
Nirjuli township roads being executed by the PWD.
All-round development should be sole objective of the PWD by utilizing the funds
for the purpose it has been sanctioned for, he said. While appealing to the public
to extend their cooperation, the local MLA also urged all contractors to abide by
the instructions of the field engineers for timely completion of various projects
without compromising with their quality.
The construction could create temporary hurdle but the people should realize that
the works are for their benefit, he added.
Union questions Dept clarification
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: Arunachal Pradesh Schedule Tribe Student Union (APSTSU), a federal
unit of All India Schedule Tribe Students Action Forum after a visit to the site
of the accident wherein Nyajum Kakki, a budding media professional got electrocuted
by a live 11 kv electric wire at E Sector Naharlagun has rejected the statement of
the Electrical department.
In its press statement, the department of power had said that the site of the accident
was “No Man’s land” and unwarranted place for the common man. The Union stated that
the site where the accident occurred is public area wherein large number of people
have already settled. Quoting local people, the Union further stated that despite
several complaints lodged in that regard, the department remained unmoved.
According to norms of department, the height of electric wire should be 5 to 7 meter
from ground at jungle and 9 to 10 meter at highway but when the union measured the
height of the live wire which caused the accident it was only 1.5 meter above the
It said that the department is solely responsible for causing the untimely death
of one of the promising journalists in the state. It further appealed to the department
that instead of indulging in blame game, the department should come forward and take
responsibility for their negligence and should make adequate compensation to the
Meanwhile, the Union urged that the department concerned to learn lesson from it
and do the needful to avoid recurrence of such unavoidable accident in near future.
Convention Hall at IG Park
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki laid the foundation stone of the ambitious
state-of-the-art Convention Hall here at I G Park this morning. The project, being
executed by Arunachal Pradesh Infrastructural Development Corporation Ltd and implemented
by the state Urban Development & Housing department, once completed will have a seating
capacity of 1000 people and include basic amenities like restaurants, food court,
office with media room, amphitheater with change room amid ample parking facilities.
With an estimated cost of Rs 3,125 lakhs (excluding contingency and labour cess),
the project is to be completed within a period of 24 months from the date of commencement
of the work.
Construction of the Convention Hall in the state capital has been finalized keeping
in mind the difficulties faced by the people of the state for convention of meetings,
VIP functions, etc. The existing meeting halls and public centers like the Banquet
Hall do not have sufficient seating capacities or parking facilities, that is why
large public gathering at one place is not possible. Hence, the government felt it
necessary for construction of a state of the art Convention Center. (Media Cell,
AAPSA Talent Search 2011
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: All Arunachal Private School Association (AAPSA) organized inter
school “Talent Search 2011” at Delhi Public School, Itanagar, on 21-11-11 with the
motto “Together to Excel”
Delhi Public School, Itanagar bagged “Junior Champions Trophy” while Holy Cross School
Itanagar bagged “Senior Champion Trophy”.
Rev. Fr. Klement Vaclav SDB, General Councilor for International Salesian Missions
(Rome), the chief guest of inaugural session while inaugurating the Talent Search
2011 called upon the students to develop respect towards parents, teachers, elders
and companions. He called upon the youngsters to excel in education, co-curricular
activity and life.
Altogether 14 schools participated in the event and around 700 students were present.
The students participated in Poem recitation, Declamation, Essay competition, Art
Competition, Solo and Group Songs and colorful display of Group Dance.
During the prize distribution ceremony T. Gusar DSP Itanagar, advised the children
to follow the path of hard work and discipline. While stressing on the importance
of discipline he called upon the students to focus their attention on academics and
for a better future as well.
Ivan.J.F.Vas, Headmaster, while thanking the Guests, Principals and students opinioned
that the right combination of co-curricular and academics and responsible educators
can work wonders in building better future for the children.
RWS conference held
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: The first ever conference of Rending Welfare Society (RWS) was
conducted at Linia village under Yachuli circle of Lower Subansiri district from
November 18 to 20 last.
Attending the inaugural day of the conference as chief guest, Yachuli MLA Likha Saaya
encouraged the members of the society to work for noble cause and welfare of the
society. He assured his full support and cooperation to the society and urged the
society members to reciprocate. He released the genealogy of RWS on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Nila Mohanan, guest
of honour, urged the womenfolk of the society to form self help group (SHG) and avail
its benefit. She also assured all possible help from her side for the socio-economic
development of the society members.
The chief guest and guest of honour were accompanied by DHO, DDSE, DMO, DAO, BCC-I
president and many prominent leaders of the area.
Various dance, games and sports competitions were organized to mark the occasion.
Dr. Tania Raju and Tania Taluk were felicitated on the occasion for being the first
doctor and MA, LLM degree holders respectively from RWS by the chief guest and guest
RWS president Tania Boga submitted a 3-point memorandum to the chief guest.
Association demands solution to TOI issue
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: Nyishi Youth Welfare Association has demanded immediate solution
to the infamous TOI issue which created unnecessary communal tension in the state.
Highlighting the October 11 IG Park incident, which claimed a life and led to unprecedented
violence, the association said public of the state suffered a lot due to violence
of that fateful day. It also led to communal tension among different tribes of Arunachal,
they claimed. They wanted to know why government is keeping silence on TOI issue
now. Further they urged the chief minister to bring an honourable solution to TOI
and Deccan Chronicle issue so that all doubt is cleared and pride of Nyishi is maintained.
They gave 10 days ultimatum in this regard to state government and threatened to
launch democratic movement on the same issue till justice is delivered.
Socio-economic reforms of 19th century India
Itanagar, Nov 22: The History Department of Don Bosco College organised a seminar
on ‘Socio-Economic Reforms of 19th Century in India’.
Research papers on eminent reformers of the time like Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Swami
Dayanand Saraswati, Vivekananda, and Sir Syed Ahmed Khan were presented by the students.
Addressing the seminar, the chief Resource person Dr. S.N. Singh, HOD, History Dept.
of RGU said that India of the present day is the product of the movements and reforms
set in motion in 19th century India.
He said that the social reformers of the time were imbued with the courage to stand
against the evils prevailing in the socio-religious sphere of India. They stood their
ground against all odds to eradicate social evils and brought about ‘renaissance’
in Indian society ushering India into a new dawn. Encouraging the students he stated
that every society has some evil practices which need to be eradicated with courage.
He also emphasized the need to have universal brotherhood and harmony among all groups
of people in India.
Action against land encroachers demanded
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: The Zilla Parishad member (ZPM) of Taraso under Papum Pare district
appealed to the people of Assam to maintain status quo along Assam-Arunachal border
The ZPM, in a release alleged that thousands of people from Assam have illegally
settled down after occupying Arunachal land near Radhaso, Tallumso, Huking Hote and
Tasumso villages under Taraso circle and
As per resolution adopted by the border peace committee in 1992, the Assam-Arunachal
boundary should be Raj Ghar Ali but the same is being violated by people of Assam
under the patronage of so called Arunachal Agrashan Protirodh Committee.
The ZPM further said that Papum Pare deputy commissioner along with DFO Banderdewa,
EAC Balijan, Taraso CO witnessed the gravity of the situation during their visit
to the spot today.
While appealing to the state Govt. to take up the matter with its Assam counterpart,
the ZPM also demanded immediate arrest of those persons who have provoked the innocent
people to encroach Arunachal land thereby creating disharmony among people of both
the neighboring states.
List of Parliamentary Secretaries
1) C C Singpho
2) C T Mein
3) T Norbu Thongdok
4) Honchum Ngandam
5) T Taiju
6) Padi Richo
7) J K Panggeng
8) Kumar Waii
9) Nido Pavitra
10) Phosum Kimhum
11) Karikho Kri
12) Gadam Ete
13) R T Khunjuju
14) Gojen Gadi
15) Tsewang Dhondup
16) Lokam Tassar
17) Likha Saaya
18) Jambey Tashi
19) Yumsem Matey
20) Punji Mara
21) Wangki Lowang
22) Thangwang Wangham
23) Nabam Rebia
Training of trainers on MCTS
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: Two days state level training for district trainers on Mother and
Child Tracking system (MCTS) in two batches each were organized by the State Health
Society, Naharlagun on Nov 14-15 and Nov 21-22 at Administrative Training Institute
MCTS is a generic system which aims to provide information of different health services
received at the individual level, by monitoring all the encounters that an individual
undergoes in his/her health program. This system aims to help the service provider
by categorizing various health services the individual person has to get (with due
date) and missed services. It also provides for effective monitoring of different
health services drilling down to the individual patient information, he said.
The training concluded today with a message to all the districts to upload data in
the MCTS portal urgently.
Nani Mali, MD (NRHM) in his inaugural speech exhorted the participants to update
the data on web portal in time without delay and to learn and absorb all they can
from the training. Since the data updated by districts can directly be viewed online
by the centre, he advised the participants not to be careless while updating on the
web portal and to be sincere and regular.
Dr. D. Padung, Nodal officer (NRHM) explained that Tracking of Pregnant mothers and
children have been recognized as a priority area for providing effective healthcare
services to this group.
As a major initiative in this regard, the MCTS is name based pregnant mother and
child tracking system. It is a management tool to reduce MMR/IMR/TFR and to track
the health service delivery at the individual level.
Apart from Mission Director (NRHM), Nodal officer (NRHM), Dr. A. Perme Ete, State
Programme officer (M&E)-cum NO (AH), District Programme Managers, District Data Assistants,
Block Accountant cum Data Assistants, Senior officers and staffs of the Mission Directorate
and a Resource person from NIC attended the programe.
Council questions delay
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: All Nyishi Youth Council has expressed concern over delay in distribution
of port- polio by chief minister Nabam Tuki. While stating that the state was facing
deficit in development due to leadership crisis, ANYC appealed to the chief minister
to immediately distribute port-folios to his council of ministers so that everyone
can get back to work soon and makeup for the losses of the last seven months.
Fire in Changlang
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: A devastating fire broke out yesterday in Apuka cinema hall complex,
Changlang town. Two shops were gutted down which led to heavy losses of items.
State Merit Scholarship Exam
Naharlagun, Nov. 22: The State Merit Scholarship Examinition-2011 of class VIII passed
students will be conducted at Govt.Hr.Sec. School, Itanagar instead of earlier notified
Center i.e. Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Arunadoya Itanagar on 27-11-2011 (Sunday) at 10
Admit Cards of eligible candidates are being sent to the DDSEs of the districts.
However, for the Capital District of Papum Pare, concern school authorities are directed
to send their representatives for collection of the Admit Cards from the Academic
Branch of the Directorate of School Education, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar
on any office working day, informed T. Talo, Director of School Education.
Development of micro enterprises in NE
Itanagar, Nov 22: The Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship, Guwahati, an organization
under Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India is organizing
a regional workshop on innovative approaches for development of micro enterprises
(IADME) in north eastern region for the senior level officers who are directly or
indirectly involved in the process of promotion and growth of micro enterprises,
particularly in the urban areas like Municipality development authority, Municipality
corporation, Municipality board, Industry department, Bank, NGO’s at the institute
premises from Dec 06.
The two days work shop aims at creating awareness on the need and importance of new
innovative approaches for the development of micro enterprises.
Dr. Renu Khosla, Director, Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence, New Delhi will
deliver the key -note address along with eminent scholars.
Rural sports competition
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: The district Level Rural Sports competition-cum-selection under
PYKKA was organized at Longding from November 18 to 20.
The competitions conducted by the department of Sports and Youth Affairs, Tirap
District under Panchayat Yuva Krida Aur Khel Abhiyan (PYKKA) was participated by
selected players (both boys and girls) from 9 Anchal Blocks of the district took
R.Mehu, DSO (Sports) highlighted the main aims and objectives of the sports meet.
He informed that the selected players from Dist. Level Rural Sports meet will represent
the district at the State level Sports meet at Itanagar to be held in the 2nd week
of December next.
N.Wangsu, ADC Longding was the chief guest of the inaugural function. While explaining
the importance of Games and Sports Wangsu advised the players to maintain discipline
during the competition.
The closing ceremony was attended by T.Dada, Circle Officer, Pumao and ZPM Chubam
Anchal Block as chief guest and guest of honour respectively. Both the chief guest
and guest of honour distributed the prizes to the winners and certificates of participation
to all the players.
Union demands road renovation
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: All Palin, Chambang, Yangte, Gangte and Tarak-Langdi Students Union
has drawn the attention of PWD central zone towards delay in blacktopping of Talariang-Yangte
road under RIDF-XIV scheme.
The union urged the department concerned to immediately instruct the contractor
to take up work without any further delay. Though the Talariang-Yangte road is in
deplorable condition, some of the contractors are yet to start the work, the union
claimed. Further they urged both contractors and concern department to surrender
the work if they can’t complete it in stipulated time.
Itanagar, Nov 22: All East Kameng Students’ Union (AEKSU) and East Kameng Middle
Zone Students’ Union (EKMZSU) thanked All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) for its extensive
support extended to Ame Natung who met with an accident in February last.
Natung was elected as a member during the last ANSU election.
He met with an accident in Itanagar just two days after his election in Seppa.
He is currently undergoing treatment at Chandigarh Omni Hospital.
The cooperation of the ANSU in terms of moral and financial shall not be forgotten,
the release read.
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: The Bharat Scouts and Guides (BSG) of West Siang district organized
the welcome ceremony for Tomi Doke, DDSE cum district chief commissioner, Bharat
Scouts and Guides on 20th of this month.
All the unit leaders of scouts, guides, cubs and bulbul of West Siang under the leadership
of Kepmi Pakam, district training organizer BSG, West Siang extended warm welcome
to the new district chief commissioner, Bharat Scouts and Guides.
New monks at monastery
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: Itanagar Buddhist Cultural Society today organized a ceremony to
mark the arrival of new monks in Thupten GA-Tselling monastery in Siddhartha Vihar,
Itanagar. The new monks will take care of all activities for the next one year.
Meanwhile IBCS informed that they will organize free medical camp from 25th to 28th
November at Men-Tse-Kang near Thupten Ga-Selling monastery, Itanagar and appealed
everyone to attend camp to make best use of free medical camp.
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: The Doi Kilo Welfare Committee is going to organize social service
on 26th and 27th of this month for cleaning and maintenance of two suspension bridges.
They appealed to the people of the area to participate in the programme.
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: The Students’ Union of Government College, Seppa has alleged humiliation
of its medal winning students by the organizers of the just concluded IXth Inter-College
Youth Festival at Rono Hills, Rajiv Gandhi University by not calling them to the
stage to collect their prizes in the valedictory function.
“Instead they were given their prizes by the organizing committee only after the
valedictory function was over,” the students union alleged and said such negligence
shown to the medal winning students by the organizing committee deserves condemnation.
The medal winners were Nayo Taki (2nd, marathon race, Male), Jasi Rimo and Churme
Rakhya (1st and 2nd, Marathon race, female), Atam Bagang (2nd, 100m race) and Rapung
Duri (2nd, 100m race).
GSU unhappy at dropping of Dabi
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: Galo Students Union has expressed displeasure over dropping of
senior Congress leader Tako Dabi from Tuki led cabinet. In a release GSU stated that
Dabi has been tallest leader of Galo community and state in general.
Stating that Dabi has contributed immensely for development of his constituency,
GSU said a man who has been elected five term consecutively should be given more
respect and adulation. Union further stated that experience and senior leaders like
him are very much needed for over all development of state.
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Forum (AAPYF) has expressed concern
over non-arrest of those who attacked the president of forum on 19th September at
his own resident.
While coming down heavily on state govt, forum wanted to know why there has been
no arrest in this regard till date. Further they warned that if their genuine demand
is not met within seven days, they will be forced to go for rigorous democratic movement
against Congress led state government.
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: Full Gospel Church Arunachal Pradesh is going to conduct the inter-denomination
healing crusade cum pre Christmas celebration from 2nd to 4th December at Jomlo Mongku
village, West Siang district.
Pastor Hamlet K Rajee and his team from Shillong will be part of the celebration.
Meanwhile, the Catholic Church Nonpu, Doimukh is going to organize convention cum
healing service from 6th to 9th December in the Parish Church ground. Food and accommodation
will be provided free to all the participants, they informed in a release.
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: The executive body of All Capital Complex Autorickshaw Welfare
Association (ACCAWA) has been reconstituted with Tadar Oping, Dungu Tamin and Tako
Doyom as president, vice president and general secretary respectively, in a meeting
held here on Saturday last.
Students get support
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: Mori-Moya Intellectual Forum, Dumporijo, has supported the 24 hours
Upper Subansiri District bandh called on Nov 23 given by all Upper Subansiri student
against authority’s inaction to arrest Junior cum Cashier and SSA coordinator for
alleged misappropriation and misutilization of SSA fund.
It further appreciated the student organization for unearthing the corruption activities
through RTI Act and also appealed to the authority concern to give stern punishment
as the law.
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: All Arunachal Pradesh Poverty People’s Union has appointed Licha
as president of their Lower Subansiri district unit.
Dongro Waii, Sania Welly and Vikash Richo have been selected as chairman, vice-chairman
and general secretary respectively of Upper Vivek Vihar Colony Welfare Society.
Lungku Aken and Kina Taper have been selected as chairman and general secretary of
45th central Boori Boot Yullo celebration to be held at Raga from 3rd to 5th February.
New market business community Daporijo, Upper Subansiri have unanimously selected
Miro Bagbi as President and Mania Lusi Dasi as its General Secretary.
ITANAGAR, Nov 22: Anggong Society has condole the untimely demise of late Talong
Goi who died today at Guwahati. Born on 18th June, 1987, he was serving as junior
engineer in Jaypee group, Shillong at the time of his death.
Terming his death as loss to Anggong society in particular and Adi community in general,
society prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul. They further prayed to the
almighty to give enough strength to the bereaved family member to bear the irreparable
We oppose the title of Karam Veer
Forum for Siang Dialogue (FSD), leading the People's movements against Big Dams in
the Siang Basin vehemently oppose the of Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS)
decision to confer upon the title of "Karam Veer" on late Dorjee Khandu.
We, question APLS president Y D Thongchi as to why a title should be conferred upon
an individual, who has sold all rivers, land, forests and minerals to private parties.
The Comptroller and Auditor General Report (CAG) has already stated that the account
and expenditure of the so called "upfront money" has not been yet clarified and even
A person who has sold away all the land, rivers, mountains, natural resources and
minerals without the consent of the indigenous owners, who have acquired it from
their ancestors and especially in the Adi belts even many people have laid down their
lives fighting the colonial rulers for the safety and security of their motherland
cannot be respected by conferring an unwarranted title. A person who has taken autocratic,
anarchic, dictatorial decisions in a democratic set up of government in and attempted
to forcefully snatch the properties of the poor villagers cannot command any respect
from the common people of the state, especially poor farmers who are on the verge
to lose their lands to the Big Dams.
We shall oppose and object to any moves to confer any sort of titles to late Dorjee
Khandu whom FSD shall always give the tag of "Land Grabber".
Siang Dialogue (FSD), Pasighat
Why is Nagaland worried about us?
I'd like to open the eyes of GoAP.
I was very shocked and awestruck on reading an article titled "Nagaland minister
attends Foundation day in Tirap". Also, some of the lines like, "While greeting the
people on the occasion, the minister told the gathering that the Chakhesang Baptist
Church Minister’s Hill Kohima under the active patronage of Chakhesang Mission Society
and Chakhesang Baptist Church Council had invested so much for the establishment
of the Tutsa Model School because the Chakhesangs of Nagaland love the Tutsas."
Don't we love our fellow citizens? I'm surprised that, what's Govt. of Arunachal
doing. These people from out of state are coming in our state and investing to establish
a school at some remote place whereas our Govt. is busy fighting for CM’s chair.
Also, funnier thing is a minister from neighboring state is coming to our state and
demanding Govt. of Arunachal to look after our own fellow citizens. And also donates
Rs 1 lakh from his side and another Rs 1 lakh from Nagaland CM’s side to the school
management. And also a CM of some other state is worried about our people's uplift,
while our own Govt. is busy pulling each other's legs. And moreover, which society
is the NPF boasting to up-lift? They consider themselves as just a regional party
of Nagaland, but are talking about uplifting Arunachalee society. This is really
Also, as we all know about the recent news about the creation of a "supra state".
I think this news still didn't reach the ears of our GoAP. Is this because they
never watch News on Tv or read Papers or access internet. Why is GoAP is always the
last to know about any news?
At last, thanks to Taba Ajum for enlightening us about the Judicial status of our
As told by a CBI Inspector that I met while on a Train journey, considering the density
of people and the number of Crimes, Arunachal has higher crime rate than UP, Bihar
or any other state. Where are we heading?
Wake up Government of Arunachal Pradesh.
N L Richo
Thanks for standing by us
We express profound gratitude to all those who turned up and stood by us to provide
moral, physical and all kinds of support when our son Neetin Rina was battling for
his life after a road accident on 4 Nov. Without the support of friends, relatives,
Church associations and well wishers, we would not have had been in a position to
overcome the unfathomable grief and irreparable loss. Though it may not be possible
to offer our heartfelt thankfulness to all in person, the Rina family shall always
remember their presence & joining hands in the times of trouble.
The Rina family also feels indebted especially to Nabam Tuki, Chief Minister, Takam
Sanjay MP and T.N Tara Dy. Dir. Legal Metrology for arranging Air ambulance facility
from Aurangabad to New Delhi in a brief period of time despite their hectic schedule
without which further treatment at Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, would not have been
Albeit maximum effort and highest possible level of treatment to save his life, Neetin
left us for the heavenly abode on 8th Nov at Indraprashta Apollo Hospital, New Delhi,
leaving behind his beloved parents and his three younger sisters.
Through this daily, we once again would like to convey our sincere thanks and request
all the Church believers, friends and well wishers to keep praying for Lt. Neetin
Rina so that his soul may rest in eternal peace.
Dr Jumnee Rina
Dont impose Hindi
Assam should follow a 3 language formula where English will be used to communicate
with the whole world, and used in higher studies in state and abroad.
Assamese will be taught as a subject in all medium schools, also in Kendriya Vidyalayas
and army schools set up by central govt in Assam.
Every school should have the local ethnic language opted by a student, for example,
Mising in Lakhimpur, Bodo in Kokrajhar, Rabha in Goalpara, Tiwa in Morigaon, because
of majority of that ethnic tribe in that district.
Hindi should be taken away from schools as was the situation before 1947. Those who
want to learn it can go to Hindi schools or get private tutors. We donot need to
be pandits in Hindi. Whatever Hindi we learn from Bollywood Hindi films and TV shows
is more than enough to be used when going to the cow belt. The educated high class
also only use English in Indian cities. In signboards also, English is used in metros.
With taxiwallas, the basic minimum can be spoken as we hear speak in Hindi films
This is the best way to preserve Assamese language and ethnic tribal languages. Otherwise,
Hindi will gradually swallow all the native languages as in the case of neighbouring
Arunachal Pradesh. Our coming generations will be absorbed into Hindi as planned
by the central government of India. Only Tamil Nadu will be able to save the unique
identity in the next 50 years. Will the Assam govt have the guts to tell this outright
to the central govt and Nehru family? Will the Brahmin high caste ministers listen
to the suggestions of a native of Assam? The Himanta Sharmas and Murli Manohar Joshis,
this Tripathi and that Chaturvedi should stop imposing their decisions on Assam.
These Hindis should sit in Benaras, Kashi in UP, or Patna in Bihar and learn their
Hindi language for themselves.
News report did not reflect the factual position
Apropos to an article written by Ojing Tayeng viz " Strategic Vijaynagar devoid of
any development" published in the issue of 20th November, wherein the writer in his
article has mentioned that " the construction of 100 KW Micro Hydel Station at Vijaynagar
started by the Department of Hydro Power Development has been halted midway", it
is to clarify that the Department has already completed the construction of the hydel
station and has already test commissioned the same in March, 2011. However, the commercial
generation could not be started because of non ¬availability of the transmission
line for evacuation of power from the hydel station. The construction of evacuation
and distribution system by the Department of Power is reportedly underway and on
completion of the T & D system by the Department of Power the generation of power
from the hydel station would be started by the Department of Hydro Power Development.
It may further be stated that despite non-availability of road, the project has been
completed in a record time by transporting all the construction materials and Electro-mechanical
equipments through head loads and air-sortie covering a distance of 175 KM (approx.).
For carriage of heavy materials like steel, even the service of elephants had to
be employed. The skilled manpower also had to be deployed from the plain areas of
Assam and outside. It appears that the writer / reporter have not given the factual
position in his article.
Department of Hydro Power, Itanagar
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Polio and India
After India launched national polio eradication programme, there has been amazing
changes. For a country that was most afflicted with the disease, only one case has
surfaced in 2010.
The on-going vaccination strategy, especially the use of the Bivalent OPV since the
first quarter of 2010, is considered to be the key factor in the current success.
This, along with the relentless efforts of the central and state governments, UN
agencies like UNICEF and WHO, organisations like Rotary International, and other
key partners, have helped to establish the much needed health-seeking behaviour from
care givers and parents of children under five.
The occurrence of even a single case during this phase could almost lead to a public
health emergency for the national polio eradication programme,.
The primary source of detection for polio is through cases of acute flaccid paralysis
(AFP). It is to be noted that only about one-in-2,000 wPV3 infections result in paralysis,
whereas it is one-in-200 for wPV1. India saw its last type-3 virus around a year
ago. This seems to indicate that India has managed to push the wPV3 to a corner.
All the six outbreaks in 2009 were fully neutralised, which is why there have been
no cases in 2011. Moreover, according to available scientific data, even the sewage
samples taken from select high-risk areas have not shown the presence of the type
3 virus for over 14 months.
Given India’s high population density, and other risk-factors like poor routine immunisation,
lack of appropriate sanitation and poor hand-washing/hygiene health-behaviour, gaps
in detection are possible despite the country having an extremely sensitive disease
surveillance system in place, experts feel.
While 2010-11 saw the consolidation of the polio eradication programme, the next
three years – till 2014 – would be crucial in ensuring the complete eradication.
This would also mean focused and intense communication and preventive work under
the polio eradication programme, especially with regard to critical risk-factors
like poor routine immunisation and lack of proper sanitation.