November 20


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Cash reward stands

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be kept secret.  The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006



NSCN-K cadres surrender in Changlang

ITANAGAR, Nov 19:  Giving a major boost to the peace building process in insurgency affected Changlang district, the 4th Assam Rifles secured the surrender of two hardcore NSCN (K) cadres namely SS Pvt Limtu  Mossang  and SS Cpl Nenpong Harap on 10th of this month.  The success was achieved due to the tireless and pain taking efforts of a joint task group consisting of Assam Rifles personnel and Arunachal Pradesh Police. The cadres surrendered along with one 7.65mm Pistol, three lives rounds, one .22mm Pistol and four live rounds. The surrender took place in presence of Assam Rifles officials, SP and other civil dignitaries of Changlang District.  


West Siang ATMA team takes part in NE agri expo

ITANAGAR, Nov 19:  The agriculture technology management agency (ATMA) of West Siang district participated in the 3rd North East Region Agri Expo held at Dimapur, from 15th to 17th November. Altogether 11 farmers from each block of the district including two officers namely J. Jini, ADO (ATMA) and N. Loya, ADO (APMC) participated in the Agri Expo.

The farmers were exposed to all the exhibition stalls of all North Eastern states including exhibition stalls of different departments of Nagaland govt. They also witnessed the display and demonstrations of different agricultural tools and farm machineries by the dealers and manufactures. The farmers also participated in the Farmer- Scientist Interaction and Seminars on ‘Resilience shifting cultivation’ and marketing of agri produces and value addition Agri products etc. On the second day, the farmers visited the famous war cemetery and the Naga Heritage Centre, the venue of popular hornbill festival of Nagaland at Kohima.


Golden jubilee

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: The Talo Baptist Church in Lower Subansiri district will celebrate its golden jubilee at Talo village with three days programme from November 28. A host of believers  and dignitaries including Chief Minister is expected to participate in the celebration.

The programme includes formal dedication of Jubilee Hall, invocation prayers, food festival, sports activities  etc.


DNGC annual day celebration ends

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: The 33rd Annual College Day celebration of Dera Natung Govt College Itanagar has concluded on Sunday with colorful note. The week-long celebration which was kicked started on 13th November had lot of activities such as sports, literary and cultural competitions

Attending the valedictory function Principal Tomar Ete called upon the students to utilize such occasion in constructive way to build competitive temperament. Encouraging every participant he said that victory and defeat hardly matters rather participation is most important. Later Tadar Tang House was adjudged best house. Principal along with Vice- Principal S. Khandu gave away the prizes to  the winners.


Society mourns GB’s death

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Tadar Abu Charitable Society has mourned at death of gaon burah Tadar Tarang of Paji Village who died on 15th Nov last. Late Tarang is survived by his wife, seven sons and five daughters.


9 students injured

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: At least nine students injured, four of them seriously, in a road accident near Yazali today. The road accident occurred when the vehicle in which a group of Adi students from Shillong was travelling on their way to Ziro from Itanagar to attend the ongoing AAPSU conference.

Four seriously injured students were admitted to R K Mission Hospital and one of  students, who received grievous injuries was reportedly referred to Dibrugarh hospital for further treatment.

Meanwhile, Education Minister Bosiram Siram visited the injured at RKMH and lauded the doctors and subordinate staff for prompt action. Details are awaited.


Hunting banned

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Additional Deputy Commissioner Yachuli issued a prohibitory order against the hunting of any kinds of wild animals and birds within the area of Dodo village of Yazali circle. It said violation of order would be seriously viewed by the authority. ADC issued ban order after complaint lodged by All Dodo Welfare Society.


Inter Middle School Festival held

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) Siyum in collaboration with Orphan Trust Society conducted the 2nd Circle Level Inter Middle School Festival from November 12 to 15 last.

Various events like literary, games and sports, cultural competitions were conducted among the students. The Volleyball competition was won by KGBV beating Page Nalo by 1-2.

Anchal Chairperson Tapa Siyum and T. Nima attended the valedictory function and distributed the prizes to the winners.

Earlier, Zilla Chairperson Nakap Nalo inaugurated the festival on November 12. The inaugural function was also attended by Take Mosu, DDTH and Chairman of the KGBV Tapa Baki. They appealed to the public leaders, intellectuals and students to give importance to the education and take care of the school building.


Sankalp -2

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: The Central Social Welfare Board (CSWB), New Delhi and Arunachal Pradesh State Social Welfare Board (APSSWB) will jointly organize a two days orientation training programme –‘Sankalp-2’ under the integrated scheme for women’s empowerment at Banquet Hall on Nov 21 and 22. The Chairpersons, secretaries, field officers of all the North East  State Social Welfare Boards along with the community based group leaders (CBG) and functionaries of mother NGOs from all the NE state   will participate in the training programme. Officers from Central Social Welfare Board would also participate as resource persons.   


Sorang declared elected

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: The Guahati High Court Judge  P K Mushahary in a judgment delivered on Nov 12 declared Takam Sorang duly elected to 20-Tali Assembly constituency in the election held on 13.10.2009.

The Court directed that an authenticated copy of the judgment be sent to the Election Commission of India and the Speaker of the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly in accordance with the law under section 103 of the R P Act, 1951.

The court passed the order after hearing an election petition filed by Takam Sorang.


Checking drive against unregistered vehicles  

ITANAGAR, Nov 19:  The Lohit district transport office along with police has decided to launch a massive checking drive against the unregistered vehicles in Lohit district very shortly. It is said that unregistered vehicles would be seized instantly if the owners and drivers fail to produce documents. However the authority did not mention the particular date for checking drive. DTO Tezu appealed to the vehicle owners to register their vehicles within a week to avoid the seizure.


Indira Gandhi remembered  

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee has celebrated the 95th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi here at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan in a befitting manner today. APCC president Mukut Mithi, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, Union Minister Ninong Ering, PCC officer bearers, and party workers paid floral tribute to the portrait of Indiraji on the occasion.






127 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large. 

Young boy from Seppa turns novelist


MOGA (PUNJAB) Nov 19: Much to the delight of people of Arunachal Pradesh, particularly of  East Kameng district, a young B.Tech student namely Banta Natung from remote Veo village in Seppa under Pijeraing circle has turned into a novelist at the tender age of 19.  His debut novel titled “Memoir of a Boy” was  published by a Mumbai based publishing house Leadstart.

The book was released in a glittering ceremony held at Indo Soviet Friendship College of Pharmacy Moga in Punjab on Sunday by Dr. Joram Beda, Additional District Magistrate cum Joint Commissioner Moga Municipal Corporation in presence of Praveen Garg, Chairman of Indo Soviet Friendship College of Pharmacy who is also renowned entrepreneur of Punjab. While releasing the book, Dr Beda congratulated the young writer  and lauded his writing skills and his command over language. He also suggested students to follow his example to devote their energy in constructive ventures in life.

Young author Banta Natung is a B Tech student of Lovely Professional University (LPU), Jallandhar in Punjab. He is the only son of Blay Natung and Mema Natung. He did schooling from St. Joseph School, Seppa and Govt. Higher Secondary School, Naharlagun.  As a child he did also work as child artists in a documentary film “Sangu Lamta”. He won numerous awards in writing essays, poems, Science Project Presentation, Exhibition at District, State and National Level.

Natung debut novel ‘Memoirs of a Boy’ is a touching story of a simple village teenager from a small town who comes to the city, to complete his high school and with hopes to find his girl friend. However, that is not an easy task. Yet, he believes that she is waiting for him too.  In the city he starts partying, flirting with girls, drinking; all this becomes a habit with him. One day he receives a message from an unknown number that reminds him of his early days. Memories come back; of school days, of his village with its scenic hills, and its innocent villagers.  The story takes you through the transition of a village boy; his dreams and first experiences with the Nuns, English, different types of people, and his journey from a simple village boy to the city. The Book is already hit the online marketing webpage in Flikpkart and it is  also slated to launch at Delhi and Arunachal Pradesh by December 2012.



32nd National Jr Boys & Girls Taekwondo C’ship

Delhi wins first gold

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Sumedha Rathi of Delhi bagged the first Gold medal of the 32nd National Junior Boys and Girls Taekwondo Championship at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun yesterday.

Sumedha beat Pooja P. of Karnataka in Junior Girls under 42kg Category. The bronze medals in this category went to Radha Bhati of Haryana and Priya Gupta of Uttar Pradesh.

Sharanya C.V. and Manu George, both from Kerala  bagged a Gold medal each in Junior Girls U-59 kg and Boys U-68 kg category respectively today. Sharanya beat Sneha H. Bhat of Maharashtra and Manu defeated P. Saravana Kumar of Goa.

The Bronzes in Junior Girls U-59 kg went to K. Lalngaihawmi of Mizoram and Nidhi Choudhary of Rajasthan.

Ws Momochand Anal of Meghalaya and Ashok V. of Tamil Nadu won the bronze medals in Junior Boy U-68kg category.

Milan Devi K of Kerala bagged the third gold for her state in Junior Girl U-49kg. The Silver and Bronze medals of this category went to S. Patil of Maharashtra, Jaideep Meena of Chandigarh and Lianthangpuii of Mizoram.

Himanshu Khatri of Madhya Pradesh beat Raghu Boro of Assam to win Gold in Junior Boys U- 45kg category. Hemant Rawat  of Delhi and L. Deepak Singh of Goa  took the Bronzes.



Congress Rally at Dapo highlights Govt achievements

DAPORIJO, Nov 19: A huge crowd from all over Upper Subansiri district gathered at the Rijo Ground, Daporijo to attend the Congress Rally today.

Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee and Rajya Sabha Member Mukut Mithi, while addressing the rally, said that great success could be achieved if we all work together in a united manner. Reminding all that the party was bigger than an individual, he exhorted all the leaders to work for the benefit of all without seeing the constituency boundaries. Stating that being the ruling party in the state, it was the responsibility of the leaders to look after the people and concentrate on the development of the state.  The Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, in his address, highlighted the achievements of his government and about the programs like Chief Minister’s Agriculture Mechanization program, Chief Minister’s Health Insurance Scheme, Chief Minister’s Livelihood Mission Schools, CM’s Disability Pension Scheme, and many more.

Nabam Tuki encouraged the Congress leaders of the district to work for the benefit of the masses, especially the helpless and the needy. He spoke on the need to guide the youth towards a good path and discouraged formation of numerous associations and organizations.

Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister Ninong Ering informed on the area of work of the Ministry of Minority Affairs stating that only 7 districts came under it in the state. He said that the public should realize which parties had kept their election promises to the people and which had not and elect only the party which had worked for the benefit of the masses.

MP Takam Sanjoy, Minister for Power, Electrical and RD Tanga Byaling, MLAs Karya Bagang, Punji Mara, Takar Marde and Nido Pavitra, APMC president Yari Dulom and Congress leaders of the district also spoke on the occasion.

All rank and file of the Congress Party of the district, PRI members, Gaon Buras and the public attended the rally. DIPRO



Takit Darang passes away  

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Takit Darang, former Executive Announcer of All India Radio (AIR), Pasighat passed away at his residence at Mirbuk, Pasighat today morning after prolonged illness.

Darang (66), is survived by his wife, two daughters, three sons and many grand children.

An eminent broadcaster and radio programmer, Darang was instrumental in popularizing the farm and home section program, popularly known as Bosi Didum which was named by him. Bosi Didum is still one of the most popular radio programs of AIR Pasighat.

He did not hesitate to participate in any kind of radio program format apart from taking interviews, visiting to far flung areas for radio programs and participating in radio dramas.

Late Takit Darang was born on Oct 1, 1946 at Komsing village under East Siang district to late Tagup Darang and late Yasin Darang. After doing his graduation from JN College Pasighat, he joined AIR, Pasighat as an announcer on December 1, 1966 and recorded many folk songs of Adis such as Delong, Baari, Ponung etc.

He has also contributed in promoting Adi language by serving as the vice-president of Adi Agom Kebang in 1967 and general secretary of Adi Branch Students’ Union in 1956.

He retired from active radio service as a broadcaster on September 30, 2006.

His last rite would be performed at his Mirbuk residence tomorrow afternoon.

Meanwhile, Education Minister Bosiram Siram has expressed grief and sorrow over death of  Darang.

“In his death, the society has lost a sincere and dedicated person, who always worked and thought for the society. The vacuum created by his death will be difficult to fill, Siram said in a condolence message.

Siram conveyed deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.

The AIR Pasighat family has expressed its sadness on the demise of Darang and offered prayers for the departed soul.

The Jering Matkir Society (JMS) expressed deep shock over the demise of its founder general secretary late Takit Darang.

The JMS in a condolence message said: “Late Darang’s contribution towards the society will be immensely remembered and we will follow his path to make the society better. “

The society prayed to almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul.



Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan reaches remote Takshing

ITANAGAR, Nov 19:  An official team headed by Secretary, PHE&WS Tomi Ete reached Takshing, one of the remotest circles of Upper Subansiri district, after four day’s foot march on the evening of November 15 covering more than 38 km.

The main objective of the team’s tour was to create awareness among the villagers on Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA).

The team organized an awareness camp the next day, where villagers were made aware of the objective NBA and the importance of sanitation and its impact on daily life.

Addressing the gathering, Ete dwelt at length on sanitation and sustainable management of drinking water supply. He advised the gathering to adopt healthy living by incorporating sanitary practices into their lives.

M Kino, AE, PHESD, Nacho highlighted the relationship between health and hygiene, present scenario of sanitation in rural areas and scope of improvement. The simple steps for construction of sanitary toilet, a very important component of the Sanitation Campaign were explained and demonstrated by R C Sharma, JE PHE Taliha.

Takshing CO Takar Rava appealed the villagers to follow the sanitary practices explained by Ete to make the area healthy and prosperous. The PRI members and the public highly appreciated the efforts taken by the team.

PRI members and the common people of Takshing and nearby villages of Gumsing, Taying, Reddy, Redding, Kacha and Yaja attended the camp, according to a communique.



Dev takes deep roots along Sino-India border


MUCHUT, Nov 19: Development is taking deep roots on this side of the Sino-India border unlike the common impression that other side of the border was highly developed.

This was the message conveyed by Lumla lawmaker and Civil Aviation Parliamentary Secretary Jambey Tashi while inaugurating the community mushroom farms here in Tawang district along the tri-junction of Bhutan, Tibet and India here today.

The farms are set up by New Delhi-based Inspire Network for Environment (INE) and Yuva Arunachal, both voluntary organizations engaged in improving the lot of the people living in the border areas.

Addressing a public meeting, Tashi advocated chairveti as the principle of his life and lauded INE and Yuva Arunachal and ICICI bank and its Foundation for their path-breaking initiative in six border villages by launching community mushroom cultivation farming to provide solace to the villagers looking for sustainable development alternative with cultivation becoming less remunerative with the passage of time.

Appreciating former chief minister, late Dorjee Khandu, who desired greater welfare of the state and present Chief Minister Nabam Tuki for giving priority to agri-horticulture sector for improving the lot of the people of the agrarian state, Tashi assured all possible support to INE and Yuva Arunachal in making their all endeavours successful.

Mushroom, traditionally consumed by the local denizens since centuries, could be the best unique sales proposition (USP) if branded and promoted as Tawang mushroom to carve a niche in regional, national and global market, he reasoned.

Tashi placed on record special thanks for Yuva Arunachal president Chombay Kee, INE programme officers Monalisa Sen and Dr K M Jayahari for their painstaking efforts to ensure the success of many other projects, including Tawang Rhododendron squash production, community Rhododendron nursery to plant 3,000 saplings to protect the famous Tawang Monastery from landslide and convincing the religious Monpas to convert their idle sacred grooves to productive land by planting Rhododendron saplings.    

Saluting the uniformed and un-uniformed sentinels of Indian frontier, senior journalist Pradeep Kumar called upon the guests from Mumbai to go back with the smiles of the local Monpas community, who live a hard life with limited expectations but continue to smile all the time without being influenced by the materialism, the bane of the present world.

Kumar unfolded Gandhiji’s locket given to Jawaharlal Nehru that advised look at the face of the last person in case of any development dilemma.   

The INE, Yuva Arunachal, ICICI Bank and Foundation have been following the same principle to improve the lot of the border villagers to supplement the efforts of the GoI and GoAP, he said and appealed to the villagers to not lose their smile under the impact of modern developmental urges.

ICICI Foundation president Subrata Mukharjee, chief manager Jaising Dhumal and senior manager Joachim Colaco assured all possible support to ensure the success of the project and promotion of a Tawang brand of mushroom.

Mukharjee said the environment-friendly project is best suited for the high altitude region where the locals face a harsh winter when no cultivation is remunerative.

Expressing his happiness over the success of the project, INE president Dr Kinsuk Mitra informed that the residents of six villagers and some private entrepreneurs have been trained in mushroom cultivation, provided with mushroom spawns as was proved during the inaugural function with over hundreds of buds visible in every bunches.

He wished that every month the villagers should earn Rs 20,000 and the products reach the North East market as Tawang mushroom very soon. He assured to set up a community mushroom processing centre for the purpose.  

Commanding officer of 16 Rajputana Rifles Col Vijay R Jagtap, in his address, assured all possible cooperation and assistance for the development of the border villagers but advocated that their ever smiling faces as referred by the journalist should not be lost under the impact of materialism.

“I have visited many parts of the country but have never come across smiling people despite the fact that they lead a very harsh life. Their smiling faces encourage us to work for protecting the frontier of this great nation. I salute them from the core of my heart.”

The villagers gave a rousing welcome to the visiting guests with a heart touching cultural programme besides serving local delicacies.

The INE gave away wages to the community for constructing the mushroom huts and felicitated those who have been constantly supporting the project.



ICDS week celebrated

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Along with the rest of the country, the Kimin ICDS project organised various programmes with the theme “Healthy Mother, Healthy Child, Healthy Nation” to mark the celebration of ICDS week at multipurpose community hall, Kimin. Awareness rally, baby shows and sports activities were  part of the celebrations in which all the ICDS staff, adolescent girls,  women and children took part.

Addressing the participants at awareness meeting CDPO J Taba highlighted various programmes of the ICDS being implemented through Anganwadi Centres. Taba emphasised the importance of maintaining good health for both mothers and children.

Senior teachers of Kimin Govt Hr Secondary school B Modi enlightened the participants about the importance of pre-school education and lauded the role of Anganwadi Centre.

ICDS Week was also celebrated by Tezu ICDS Project at various Anganwadi Centres from November 14 to 19. Healthy baby show, health check-up, recipes competition from locally available food, rhymes, games and sports competitions were held at Telluliang, Jalukbari and Tafragam Anganwadi Centres as part of the celebration.

Wihong Tangha, CDPO, Tezu addressing a large gathering of women and Children, SHG groups explained the various services rendered under ICDS scheme and exhorted all the grassroots level workers to work sincerely for the better delivery of services and effective implementation of the scheme.

Dr Pema Youton, MO, District Hospital Tezu delivered a speech on Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF).

A large numbers of children and women have benefited from the spot health check-up.



Ringu takes part in regional conference on women empowerment

ITANAGAR, Nov 19:  The Chairperson of Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women, Gumri Ringu attended the Regional Conference on Empowerment of Women “An instrument for poverty Alleviation” organised by the National Commission for Women (NCW) New Delhi, in collaboration with Meghalaya State Resource Centre for Women and Social Welfare Department, Government of Meghalaya on 16th of this month, at Pinewood Hotel, Shillong.

All the Chairpersons of State Commissions for Women of North Eastern states were present. A technical session on poverty alleviation and economic empowerment of women was chaired by the Gumri Ringu.

The inaugural function of Regional Conference was attended, among others, by the Dr. Mukul Sangma Chief Minister, Meghalaya, J.A Lyngdoh, Minister, Social Welfare and Mamata Sharma, Chairperson of the National Commission for Women.

 The main aim and objective of the meeting was to empower women on gender equality and necessary steps to overcoming poverty and furthering development and capabilities approach and millennium development goal. The meeting also discussed regarding strategies to empower women through economical and political participation of women.



NEEPCO assures action

ITANAGAR, Nov 19:  The Chairman and Managing Director of NEEPCO Ltd has assured the representatives of Youth Association of Ross Panchayat, Dakte Hoj Panchayat Youth Welfare Association and Papum Pare Unemployed Engineers Association that authenticity of the documents produced by all the 35 candidates, who have been called for interview for appointment in Pare HEP, would be verified and those who are found to have not possessed Land Affected Certificate would be rejected.

The CMD gave this assurance to the representatives of the three organizations, in a meeting at Shillong on November 16.

The representatives of the three organizations demanded the CMD to either verify the authenticity of the documents of all the 35 candidates, including the 26 candidates, who claimed to be the land affected job contract/89 Days employees or cancel their candidature as most of the candidates called for the interview were not from the land affected persons of PareHEP.

The organization trio further insisted on verification of all the candidates’ EPIC, PRC (of Dakto Hoj, Jhampa, Soppo, Lekhi, Rose) and Land Donor Certificate from the appropriate District Authority.

“The management is not in a position to redress the various other demands raised by different association/committees on recruitment. But the management would approach the Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister to raise their demands under one umbrella,” the CMD said, adding that necessary action/decision would be taken after further discussion with the chief minister.



3rd State Shito-Ryu Karate Do Championship concludes

Anjaw wins overall championship

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: The Karate team from Anjaw won the overall championship at the 3rd State Shito-Ryu Karate Do Championship which concluded at indoor hall of Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy, Chimpu near here yesterday. Headquarters Itanagar finished second.

Attending the closing ceremony, Arunachal Pradesh Bamboo

Resource Development Authority vice chairman Yura Tagung advised the Karatekas to abstain from bad habits and bad companions. He also discouraged early marriages of young girls.

Appreciating the ASKA and the organizing committee for carrying out such a mega event in the state, he assured to extend every possible help for further development of Shito-Ryu Karate in future.

Arunachal Shotokan Karate-do Association president Tai Hipik also attended the closing ceremony and advised the young Karatekas to maintain discipline and sportsperson spirit not only inside the Dojo (place of training) but also in their daily life.

Arunachal Shito-Ryu Karate Do Association (ASKA) technical director L Marik, President Dr. Marli Ete, general secretary Charu Tatung also attended the function and delivered words of advices to the budding players.


Sub- junior Girls (12-13 years) Kumite:  Rosemlu Tamblung (Gold), Anjaw, Melloni Manamai (Sil), SLSA, Jyotilu Malo (Br), Anjaw, Osinlu Kri (Br), Lohit.

Sub-Junior Boys (12-13 years) Kumite : Mojum Dodum (Gold), SLSA, Nokolum Tamblung (Sil), Anjaw, Jeetensha Towsik (Br), Lohit, Yarda Tadap (Br), SLSA.

Sub-Junior Boys (15 years Boys) Kumite: Balipso Pul (Gold), Anjaw, Banenso Towsik (Sil), Lohit, Pimar Yitor (Br), Upper Subansiri, Bagang Nagung (Br), HQ Itanagar.

Junior Girls (14-15 years) Kumite:  Minam Tekseng (Gold), SLSA, Martina Doyom (Sil), SLSA, Shilu Pul (Br). Anjaw, Yoisi Towsik, (Br), Lohit.

Girls Individual Kata (12-15 yrs): Sahilu Pul (Gold), Anjaw, Pessaimai Minin (Sil), Anjaw, Cristi Yun, (Br) Anjaw, Jyotilu Malo (Br), Anjaw.

Boys Individulal Kata  (12-15 yrs): Balipso Pul (Gold), Banenso Towsik (Sil), Lohit, Achenso Yun, (Br), Anjaw, Thanem Tamblung (Br),  Anjaw.

Individual Girl's Kata (16-17yrs): Yasa Rie, (Gold), HQ. Itanagar,  Decemlu Manyu (Sil) Anjaw, Olosi Pul (Br), Anjaw,  Yani Pakba (Br), Naharlagun.

Individual Boys Kata (16-17 yrs): Pema Kri (Gold), Anjaw, Charu Govin (Sil), HQ. Itanagar, Balive Rangmang (Br), Lohit, Romiso Tamblung (Br), Anjaw.

Sr. Girls Individual Kata: Parvati Billai (Gold), Lohit, Bachanlu Khamblai (Sil), Anjaw, Higi Yamum (Br), Lower Subansiri, Lokam Yajik (Br), HQ Itanagar.

Sr. Boys Individual Kata:  RK Medak (Gold), Naharlagun, Tadar Eba (Sil), Naharlagun, Toko Robi (Br), Nirjuli, Rechi Kagung (Br), HQ Itanagar.

Women’s Team Kata: Gold- Naharlagun, Silver- Anjaw.

Men's team Kata: Gold- Naharlagun, Silver- Anjaw, Bronze- Upper Subansiri.

Junior Girls 16-17 years (above 55 kg): Olosi Pul (Gold), Anjaw.

Girls Kumite (18 yrs, below 50 kg.):  Lokam Yajik (Gold), HQ Itanagar, Biri Moni (Sil), HQ Itanagar, Rechi Yano (Br), HQ itanagar, Pavati Billai (Br), Lohit.

Girls 18 years & above (below 55 Kg): Higi Yamum (Gold), Lower Subansiri,  Bachanlu Kamblai (Sil), Anjaw.

Girls 18 years & above (-60 kg): Mui Ama (Gold), HQ Itanagar, Neelam Shumpi (Sil), Lower Subansiri, Charu Aroti (Br), HQ Itanagar.

Boys 18 years & above (+70 Kg) Kumite: Yosenso Yun (Gold), APP, Sartam Tali (Sil), APP. Taderd Eba (Br), Naharlagun, Yudey Appa (Br), Anjaw.

Girls 16-17yrs Kumite (- 50 Kg): Rebyalu Kri (Gold), Lohit. Annu Komi (Sil), HQ Itanagar, Ha  Rimi (Br), HQ Itanagar,

Yani Pakba (Br), Naharlagun.

Girl's 16-17 yrs Kumite (-55 kg): Yasa Rie (Gold), HQ Itanagar, Rosina Kri (Sil), Lohit, Maga Yuluk (Br), Lower Subansiri.

Boys Kumite above 18 yrs (+65kg): Antinso Kri (Gold), Anjaw, Biri Dargo (Sil), APP, Lee Nguri (Br), Upper Subansiri.

Jr. Boys Kumite 16-17yrs (+65kg): Sodan Yun (Gold), Lohit, Simanso Sinya (Sil), Anjaw,  Kumbe Uli (Br), Upper Subansiri, Hageso Taflap (Br), Anjaw.

Jr. Boys Kumite 16-17 yrs (- 60 kg): Charu Govin (Gold), HQ Itanagar, Pema Kri (Sil), Anjaw, Achinso Chikro (Br), Anjaw, Remisu Tamblang (Br), Anjaw.

Jr. Girls 16-17yrs (-45 kg):  Decenlu Manyu (Gold),  Anjaw, Chanda Pul (Sil), Anjaw, Rimik Baby (Br), HQ Itanagar, Eyakphen Longri (Br), SLSA.

Jr. Boys 16-17 yrs (-55kg): Malo Riddi (Gold), Upper Subansiri, Balive Rangmang (Sil), Lohit, Badako Navil (Br), Anjaw, Binetso Manyu (Br), Anjaw.



Safe drinking water training concludes at Thrizino

BOMDILA, Nov 19: The last phase of four days mass training programme on handling of Field Test Kit (FTK) concluded on 18th November at Thrizino and Bhalukpong under Thrizino-Buragaon Block. The programme was conducted as a part of its month-long campaign to educate and create awareness among villagers of the district on safe drinking water and water quality monitoring under National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) cum Information Education and Communication (IEC).

Addressing the gathering Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Thrizino, Wanja Ramdasow spoke about proper sanitation and water borne diseases in the district. Further he said that “proper sanitation and safe drinking water are the essential part of life which every individual has to understand. He added proper awareness and proper measures should be taken to prevent default practice in the respective locality. Meanwhile he appealed all the participants to avail such opportunity and act as the true leaders of the respective Gram Panchayat.

Addressing the Training Programme, Assistant Engineer (AE) Bhalukpong Sub-Division Nani Tade stressed the need of awareness  on water borne diseases and proper sanitation. He added that the consumption of safe water alone will not prevent sickness in the locality but good health can be attained only if we have proper awareness about sanitation and personnel hygiene. Further he enumerated number of water borne diseases which have drastic effect on personnel hygiene and health and its precaution and preventive measures.

He appealed the entire participants to stop open defecation in their locality and construct toilet to prevent spread of diseases.

This month-long training programme which kicked off on 3rd October 2012 and concluded on 18th November 2012 covered all the blocks and Gram Panchayat under West Kameng district. The team comprised of the District Consultants (Lame Rida, Er. Duter Taipodia), Lab-Assistant (Sanjey Mishra, Ms Rashmi Gurung, Ms Sang Chom Nampo) and Block Coordinators (Tenzin Chopa, Nima Tenzin Karma, Sailesh Kr. Prasad, Sarfow Desisow and Anu Mosbu) successfully conducted the month long training programme in the district.

The District Consultants extended their gratitude to all the staffs and trainees for their support and participation, without which the training would not have been a successful one.

The basic aim of the training programme is to impart basic knowledge and awareness on monitoring of drinking water and to prevent water borne diseases in the district.



Sepak Takraw coaching camp ends

ITANAGAR, Nov 19:  The closing ceremony of Sepak Takraw coaching camp was organized today at Namsai town. The ceremony was graced by Finance, Planning and PWD Minister Chowna Mein who is the Chief Patron of the Arunachal Pradesh Sepak Takraw Association.

The Coaching Camp was organized by the Arunachal Pradesh Sepak Takraw Association (APSTA) from 14th November onwards. Five boys and five girls were selected to participate in the National Championship Competition at Hyderabad scheduled on 23rd of this month. Sepak Takraw is an upcoming sport in India which is very popular in the South East Asian Countries.

Chau Suvat Mowke General Secretary APSTA lauded the efforts of Minister Chowna Mein in being instrumental for the successful conduct of the coaching camp twice at Namsai, the first camp was organized last year.

Minister Mein encouraged the players who were selected from various districts of the state to perform well at the National level. He advised the youth especially the local youths to resort to active sport and not indulge in anti lawful activities. The Program was attended among others by Chow Zignu Namchoom, President DCC (I) also the Chief Advisor of the Association, Lalrinsanga Ralte, President APSTA, Chow Aditya Mein, Organizing Secretary APSTA and government officials.


Thackeray deserves appreciation for his life-long mission

Dear Editor,

Balasaheb Thac-keray's modus operandi might have been wrong, the critics might be justified in condemning Thackeray's various acts of encouraging violence against certain religious or linguistic groups; but his life-long mission of protecting and promoting the honour, dignity, rights, language and culture of the indigenous Marathis on the soil of Maharashtra deserves heartiest congratulation. "India for Indians" is fine; but the indigenous ones cannot be turned into aliens in their own land while displaying "highest" form of nationalism. Thanks to Balasaheb's "parochial" brand of politics; Marathi language reigns supreme in all spheres of Maharashtra and Mumbai, the indigenous ones are well-assured of jobs in all the Central Government establishments and industries of the state, taxi-permits or land can never be availed/purchased by an outsider overnight and no migrant can dare to insult or threat a Marathi manoos in the state.

What a contrast to the "liberal" West Bengal where Bengali language and culture is gasping for breath and the North Indian migrants have not only displaced the indigenous Bengalis from almost all urban areas of the state and are  snatching the jobs and land by hook or by crook; they can also dare to physically beat up or molest the Bengalis without a bit of  hesitation! It is better to be a "parochial" and lead an honourable life, rather than a "liberal" being consigned to non-entity in his own land.

Balasaheb's legacy will certainly be carried on boldly by his followers who have been rightly groomed by the late Thackeray to remain true to their roots and heritage.


Kajal Chatterjee,





A stitch in time saves nine

Dear Editor,

Heartbeats of all the conscious denizens are racing at an abnormal phase anxiously awaiting as to what kind of leaders are we going to witness this time after AAPSU election ! The highest enterprise of the new day is to choose a leader with benign charisma and an undying sacrificial attitude towards the society to cleanse, to reconsider, to restore, to correct the evil without impairing the good.

The sole motto of the AAPSU as a student body was to attend the crisis of the student group but in Arunachal Pradesh with no opposition party, the AAPSU body stretched its wings to cross-check the functioning of our Govt. If the AAPSU  leaders stuck to their ideals today, Arunachal would have been in a better position. Nevertheless, with the beginning of new phase, let’s seize this opportunity to choose a leader with leadership quality and the only valid test of leadership is the ability to lead and lead vigorously till the last breath.

The need of the hour is to open up our minds and souls and look around the piles of miseries we are loaded with on our tender shoulders gifted by our predecessors.  While economic liberalization is being witnessed  in India since 1991, Arunachal, despite its  bountiful natural resources like coal, hydro power and flora and fauna etc, took a back seat. Here we should keep in mind that technically a state or a nation cannot be adjudged as developed or underdeveloped by its resources only. If that were so, today Russia would have been the richest country in the world with its resources like oil, gas, diamonds, gold, silver etc. For the development to happen the Govt needs to have strategic plans and policies to carry forward its aims and objectives. Look at Japan, Switzerland, Taiwan and Singapore; without having any vital resources, they have achieved their goals.

Here appears the task of the AAPSU  to clasp our state from deterioration and be a candlelight. The foremost priority is not for constitutional or political rights but for economic freedom. The great nations like England and America started with industrial revolution but in our country, particularly in our state, it started the other way and at a very later phase, with political revolution, with demands for rights, rather than with the concept of improved work culture with responsibility.  Real development could be achieved when both the followers and the leaders go hand in hand, especially the youths, with proper channelizing of the youth power guided by the beacon lights (AAPSU).

Here one should remember that discipline is the key word for the youths today, without which nothing in life can be achieved and to change the society one needs to analyze oneself first before pointing fingers at others. Change should come from within, not forcefully. Unless we change our mentality we can develop nothing.


Meena Ngurang




An appeal for Mathematics teacher

Dear Editor,

Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to request the director of secondary education to post Mathematics teacher to Liromoba Higher Secondary School at the earliest.

The Govt Higher Secondary School, which was established in 2009, is running without Mathematic subject teacher in spite of our repeated representations for the same. As a result, most of the students left the school and there is little progress in academic activities.


Bai Gadi

BJP National Council Member




We are grateful to CM

Dear Editor,

We are grateful to Chief Minister Nabam Tuki for timely arrangement of ration sorties for Hayuliang, Hawai, Changlagam and Walong. It is a great help for the people who were in starvation due to road block and landslide caused by heavy rainfall in Anjaw district recently.

Though the road condition is still in bad shape and communication is yet to be restored, the people are pleased by the help extended at the critical situation. We express hour heartiest thanks to the CM and expect similar act of benevolence in future.


Ejenso Yun, Social Workers, Tezu,




Good initiatives

Dear Editor,

This is in reference to the news item published in your esteemed newspaper on 17th Nov 2012 regarding various problems and demands placed by CoSAAP to CM Nabam Tuki. Personally, I appreciate the initiative taken by CoSAAP for wellbeing of Government employees of Arunachal Pradesh. Govt. employee have been deprived of many legitimate benefits under 6th CPC.

Further, expressing full faith and trust upon Nabam Tuki led Govt., I appeal to implement 6th CPC recommendations and enhancement retirement age of employees from 58 to 60 years in order to boost up the morals of govt.employees as they are the key to bring better and good governance in the state. I hope CoSAAP will continue its  efforts in near future also for the betterment of state Govt. employees. Through this column I would also like to appeal the state govt. employees to join hands  and support CoSAAP. Jai Hind !


Nangku Tayeng

An employee

Traffic accidents kill 1.3 million every year

India witnessed one road accident every minute in 2011 which claimed one life every 3.7 minutes, one of the highest in the world.  

According to the latest Road Transport ministry report, a total of 4.97 lakh road accident was reported in 2011. Though compared to 2010, the accidents have gone down by 1,945, the number of deaths at 1,42,485 has increased by over 7,000.

Driver’s fault accounted for a whopping 77.5% of the total road accidents while pedestrian and cyclist’s fault accounted for a mere 3.7% and defect in road condition just 1.5%.

Among the states, Maharashtra topped the list with the highest number of road accidents at 68,438 followed by Tamil Nadu (65,873), Madhya Pradesh (49,406), Karnataka (44,731) and Andhra Pradesh (44,165).

Between 2001 and 2011, while road accidents has increased by 2.1% , the number of fatalities has increased by 5.5 %. In comparison, during this period, the number of registered vehicles increased by 9.9%.

This year, the world's roads have claimed some 1.2 million lives, according to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Around 90 per cent of road traffic deaths and injuries occur in low and middle-income countries, and most of the victims are pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. According to the UN World Health Organization (WHO), in addition to killing close to 1.3 million people every year, traffic accidents also injure or disable as many as 50 million more – and, without urgent action, road traffic injuries will become the fifth leading cause of death by 2030.

The UN chief  calls for effective measures to minimizing road traffic deaths and injuries as part of our quest for an equitable and sustainable future.