November 24


News Impact

Cash reward stands

ITANAGAR, Nov 23: 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


JJB disposes of 4 cases

YINGKIONG, Nov 23: The Juvenile Justice Board, Upper Siang District held its first sitting on yesterday at DC’s Office premises and disposed of four cases out of five taken up.

Out of the five cases, four cases with six juveniles were heard and disposed of.  One case was not taken up for non-appearance of the juveniles in conflict with law. The Juveniles found guilty of commission of the offence were sentenced under section 15 (C) of the Juvenile Justice (Care and protection of Children) Act 2000 to perform community work by cleaning the DC Office premises the whole day. Later, they were released and discharged from the liabilities of the case.

All the parents of the juveniles were also advised to keep their child under proper care and provide childhood care and encourage programme which will stimulate and develop their physical and cognitive capacities.

Tapik Pertin, Principal Magistrate, JJB, Omiyang Boli, Member, JJB and Apang Jongkey, Member, JJB attended the sitting. DIPRO.


DHS organizes Health Mela at Tirbin

ITANAGAR, Nov 23:  The District Health Society (DHS), West Siang, Aalo organized a three days Health Mela at PHC Tirbin  from November 21 to 23 under NRHM.

A total of 1393 patients were treated for various ailments while 30 children were vaccinated. Out of the 135 blood samples collected for Rapid Diagnostic Test (RPD) for Malaria, 132 are tested negative (positive nil). STI/RTI tests were also conducted during the health mela.

The Mela was inaugurated by NRHM Mission Director Bidya Gadi. Parliamentary Secretaries Gojen Gadi,  Nido Pavitro attended the Health Mela. DIPRO


North Eastern Regional Consumers Convention

ITANAGAR, Nov 23: All Arunachal Pradesh Consumers Association, Upper Subansiri District unit President Tade Duchok and vice president Adap Maling attended the recently held North Eastern Regional Consumers Convention at Guwahati.

On the occasion, AAPCAUSDU president Tade Duchok apprised various problems being faced by the consumers of Arunachal Pradesh like irregularities and improper supply of PDS items, especially AAY, BPL and LPG, engagement of untrained laboratory technicians and teachers, rapid growing of non banking financial company, oil adulteration and needs of proper consumer awareness campaign.


BBYA demands police out-post at Bilat


RUKSIN, Nov 23: The Bilat Block Youth Association (BBYA) has demanded the state government to establish a police post, sub post office and rural bank at Bilat circle headquarters for the convenience of the common people living in greater Mirem-Bilat and Ledum areas.

The association recently conducted a meeting at Bilat Community hall to discuss about township development at Bilat circle headquarters. The meeting chaired by BBYA president Tanik Pabin resolved to move the district administration for establishment of different block level offices at Bilat besides a post office and a branch of rural bank. The meeting, which was participated by the local political leaders and PRI members also unanimously resolved to demand the authority for setting up a police out-post in the area.

Bilat is the oldest circle headquarters in East Siang district. Located on a hilly terrain at 45 km west of Pasighat, the area is enriched with natural flora and fauna. The fertile soils of the hilly land also support growing of various agricultural and horticulture.

Locals said that large area government notified land at Bilat circle headquarters is still lying unused.

The BBYA functionaries informed that their union is all set to move the Arunachal government and the department of post under central government to place their demands.


Capital Police lauded

ITANAGAR, Nov 23:  The City Service Maxi Cab Association and All Itanagar Tata Mobile Associations have lauded Capital Police for nabbing the culprits involved in the attack on office of Echo of Arunachal. Further, the two organizations urged the authorities not to grant bail to the attackers even after expiry of 14 days police remind.


‘Activate BSNL tower’

ITANAGAR, Nov 23: Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Arunachal Pradesh Vice President Tomi Haider along with 25th Intellectual Youth of Baririjo area met General Manager of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) at his office recently and  appealed him for early activation of BSNL tower installed at Baririjo.

Meanwhile, the BSNL General Manager has assured to fulfill their demand within two weeks.


Quiz competition held

ITANAGAR, Nov 23: State Level Governor’s GK Quiz Trophy competition was conducted at Govt Hr. Sec. School, Itanagar on November 15 last.

Altogether 14 teams from various districts participated in the competition.

Bitu Nangkar and Akshay Srivastava of DEM Govt. Hr. Sec. school, Pasighat won the first prize while the Second and Third positions were won by students from Govt. Hr. Sec. School, West Kameng and Lohit respectively.


Forum demands compensation

ITANAGAR, Nov 23: The Four Lane Affected People’s Forum of Chandranagar, in a memorandum, has strongly demanded the Chief Minister for immediate disbursement of compensation to the affected people.

It claimed that though the Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner has already disbursed the amount in September, 2012, the payment to four lane affected people from PHQ to 12km towards Holongi under same package has been held up by the Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner. The Forum threatened to launch indefinite democratic movement, if compensation payments are not made immediately.


Training for highway engineers

ITANAGAR, Nov 23: The two days training cum orientation program for Highway Engineers concluded here today.

Engineers involved in construction of the dream Trans Arunachal Highway projects from all over the state attended the program.

Ravi Prasad, Regional Officer, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways New Delhi elaborated the various modern Highway construction techniques and methods as a resource person.

S Sumnyan, Superintending Engineer, Highway Zone gave stress on the use and understanding of these ultra-modern technologies in construction of highways in Arunachal.

Bora Ete, Chief Engineer Highway Zone urged the engineers to implement the technologies in field practically for best quality works. “Upgrading the knowledge of engineers is the need of the hour and this kind of trainings is indispensible for delivering quality work, added Ete  

The training was also attended by the engineers and representatives of Construction companies working on Trans Arunachal Highways.   


Indigenous food and handficrafts festival

KHONSA, Nov 23: Tirap SP Vikramjit Singh inaugurated an indigenous food –cum- handficrafts festival organized as a part of the Chalo Loku celebrations here today.

The SP said that such food and handicrafts festival help the local people to show-case the indigenous food and handicrafts. He asked the participants to expose their products outside the district or state as a whole.

There are altogether 19 stalls put up in the festival venue. Villagers from all areas enthusiastically participated in the festival today. DIPRO


Fire guts 3 houses

ZIRO, Nov 23:  In yet another devastating fire accident, a type-II SPT Govt quarter and two kutcha houses were completely reduced to ashes along with properties last night at 1am at Hilltop Colony, Hapoli. The cause of the fire is yet not known.

One Subu Nipa, owner of the kutcha house was injured during the rescue operation. He has been admitted in hospital.

Deputy Commissioner Taru Talo and DSP John Pada rushed to the spot immediately at midnight and took stock of the situation. Immediate relief of Rs.2700 each was given to the victims. DIPRO


APPC celebrates National Pharmacy Day

ITANAGAR, Nov 23: Arunachal Pradesh Pharmacy Council (APPC) in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh Registered Pharmacist Association observed the 51st National Pharmacy Week by organizing seminar and a training on role of Pharmacist today.

On the occasion, the state’s first batch of pharmacists, successful candidate of Arunachal Pradesh Civil Service (APCS), first B.Pharm, first M Pharm of the state and the lone female member of Pharmacy Council India (PCI) nominated by State of Arunachal Pradesh Banu Otem Dai and others were felicitated at Vivekananda Hall at Ramakrishna Mission Hospital here.

The function was attended by Parliamentary Secretary Nido Pavitro, Special Secretary, Health & Family Welfare Dr. Salini Sharma and Director of Health Service Dr. Kartik Nishing and other senior officials of Directorate of Health Service (DHS).

The program was also attended by registered pharmacists both working and un-employed from all districts of the state and members of Arunachal Pradesh Chemist and Druggist Association (APCDA).






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

Ralo Rine murder case: Main accused arrested

ITANAGAR, Nov 23: The main accused in Ralo Rine murder case was arrested by Yazali Police.

“Sadiqul Islam, the main accused in murder of Rine was arrested from Nowgong, Assam on November 20,” Yazali Police station OC SI Tapon Messar told. The accused Islam has been brought to Yazali from Nowgong today. Police is seeking 14 days remand of the accused.

Another accused Jamal Hussain was arrested by Police on August 13.

Rine, “Ralo Rine, a class XII student of Govt Hr. Sec. School, was allegedly murdered after rapping her on August 12. Meanwhile, All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) commended Lower Subansiri District Administration and members of Yazali police led by OC Messar for the well done job in arresting the culprit involved in the murder of Ralo Rine.

ANSU demanded the authority for awarding exemplary punishment to the accused for committing the heinous crime.



Govt assures better security; urges business community to re-open shutter

ITANAGAR, Nov 23: Commissioner, Home Ramesh Negi has appealed to all the business community and market welfare associations of Capital Complex to open their shops without any fear as adequate security measures have been taken to ensure law and order in the city.

“All possible security measures, including patrolling by the magistrates and police officials, ‘Naka Bandi’ at crucial points, deployment of police personnel at crucial market points, etc. are being arranged for inspiring confidence amongst the people,” the Home Commissioner said in a meeting convened in the backdrop of closure of shops and commercial establishments in the Capital Complex for last few days.

He warned the miscreants and anti-social elements giving threat to business community to desist from such activities.

The District Administration appealed to the Market Welfare Associations and business community to open their shops confidently and not to give any ears to rumor-mongering. The District Administration also requested all to inform the Police and administration, if somebody is found doing extortion or threatening of any kind.

During the meeting, the Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner informed that the market in Naharlagun, Banderdewa and Nirjuli are almost open. He also informed that due to the efforts of the District Administration, Police and Market Welfare Associations, the shop owners have started to open their shops and business establishments in Itanagar.

The SP (City) informed about the security deployment in the Capital Complex and assured that all possible security measures would be taken to instill the sense of security and confidence among people.

The meeting was attended among others by Secretary (Planning), Secretary (Finance), Special Secretary (Home), Members of Market Welfare Associations etc.

PTI adds: The Arunachal Pradesh Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) today demanded immediate deployment of security forces at strategic market areas here to ensure congenial atmosphere for carrying out business.

In a memorandum to Parliamentary Secretary (Home) Gadam Ete, ACCI expressed concern over the "deteriorating" law and order situation at the state capital where the trading community "is facing loot, extortion and threats everyday."

ACCI alleged that local police had failed to protect traders and businessmen despite repeated requests for security.

In view of the situation, traders had no alternative but to close their shops, the memorandum said.

Meanwhile, Ete appealed to ACCI, all the market welfare associations, all business associations of Capital Complex, to carry out their business normally. He also appealed not to spread rumors, which may create fear psychosis among the business community as well as general public.

He informed that adequate security personnel are being deployed in all sensitive areas to protect lives and properties of common men.

He further appealed to all people, NGOs, all community based organization as well as student community to cooperate with the government in maintaining peace in the state capital.



Business as usual in capital as normalcy returns: DC

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Nov 23: Much to the relief of capital citizens, the shops in twin capital of Itanagar and Naharlagun today opened after being closed for many days. There was business as usual and citizens thronged market to buy grocery items. The capital administration led by young IAS officer Sanjay Goel managed to convince traders to open shop by deploying strong contingent of security forces in various parts of capital complex.

Talking to this daily, DC Goel informed that 5 additional companies of CRPF and ITBP have been deployed in addition to already existing forces. “Today all the shops remained open in Itanagar and Naharlagun barring few. There is nothing to fear and I appeal all traders to open their shop without any fear. If there is disturbance, police should be immediately informed,” said Goel.



Section 144 Cr.PC imposed in Pasighat

PASIGHAT, Nov 23: District Magistrate, East Siang, RK Mishra in an order has imposed Section 144Cr.PC in Pasighat township areas in order to maintain peace and tranquility.

In the prohibitory order, the District Magistrate stated that no person shall convene, join, organize or assemble in a group of four or more persons in the area within 400 m from the DC’s office, including Siang Guest House, Raneghat, Komlighat areas covering 21 mile (Cremation ground), 2 miles, Gummin Nagar including Tourist Lodge, Gandhi Chowk-Bazar area-Solung ground and entire stretch of NH 52 starting from Raneghat to 2 miles. No public meeting, especially in the prohibited areas including Siang Guest House, Circuit House etc shall be conducted without the prior approval of the District Magistrate. All hotels shall invariably seek identification of person (s) who comes to stay and shall notify the purpose of visit and if they are outsiders then the local police may visit the hotels to verify the status on a daily basis.

The order further said that no person shall indulge in any activities which are likely to disturb normal functioning of any business establishment, government establishment and vehicular traffic within the prohibited areas.

“No person shall indulge in any activity, which may cause breach of public peace and tranquility, in general including the publication of any material, pamphlet, bill-board etc which may be found instrumental in causing the breach of peace and tranquility in the township,” the order said. DIPRO



Nani Oniya of VKV Ziro brings laurel to state

ZIRO, Nov 23: “ Unless my parents and teachers supported me, I would not have achieved this prestigious award”, said Nani Oniya the winner of 2nd National Level Exhibition & Project Competitions, 2012 organized at New Delhi by Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE), Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. Nani Oniya, daughter of Nani Tatung and Nani Yassey, a student of Class-X of VKV School, Ziro has brought laurels for the Ziro in particular and state as a whole by winning in 2nd National Level Exhibition & Project Competitions, 2012.

In honour of her achievements, the Ziro VKV school authority has organized a photo session programme on Tuesday where Oniya shared her experience.

“In the year 2011, when I was in class IX, my class teacher informed me of the district level exhibition competition particularly for those who stood first position in class-VIII & Class-IX exam. As I have passed Class VIII in first position, I along with the topper of class IX, who is now in class X, were selected for participating the district level INSPIRE competition. Accordingly, under the guidance of our teachers, we were participated the competition and stood topper and selected for state level competition,” said Oniya.

As state level was schedule during our school vacation, my mother accompanied me to Itanagar for taking part in the competition. In state level too, the model presented by me had impressed the judges. However I stood in 6th position. As per Govt. of India instruction, the State level competitors of upto sixth ranks could participate the national level INSPIRE competition. As such, I prepared for the national level.

Finally in the month of November this year, the national level competition was held at New Delhi where I presented a model on ‘Balcony Composting’ with a theme: Science, Society and Environment and with sub-theme ‘Agriculture’.

Impressed on my innovative model, the judges selected me as first for the Arunachal Pradesh. Selection of the rank is awarded amongst the participants of a state but not on national basis. Accordingly, I was awarded first prize for Arunachal Pradesh in 2nd National Level Exhibition & Project Competitions-2012, she added.

After narrating details of her participations, she expressed her gratitude to principal and teachers of VKV, Ziro and her parents for the valuable guidance and inspiration which helped her to win the award. Overjoyed with the success of Oniya, Anand Kumar Mishra, principal of the school said that they will produce more Onyia from his school for bringing more laurels to school in near future. He wished that Oniya brings more innovative for presenting in international level in future.

Later, while displaying the model presented by Oniya at New Delhi, Principal explained in brief on importance of “Balcony composting”.  Gardening is one of the hobbies that bring you close to the nature or environment. Today the cities are growing fast and space around us is decreasing.  Though you are interested in gardening, you may not have land to practice it. So, the Balcony Gardening with the help of composting kitchen refuse in balcony may help you to practice.



4th State Level Chess Tournament begins

Saaya assures support to AAPCA

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Nov 23: Parliamentary Secretary Likha Saaya today assured All Arunachal Pradesh Chess Association (AAPCA) to extend all help from his side for promotion and popularization of Chess in Arunachal Pradesh. Attending the inaugural function of the 4th State Level Chess Championship at Nirjuli today, Saaya said that Chess is a unique game that requires a cool head, regular practice, discipline, true sportsman spirit, good mathematical and analytical ability, among others. Appreciating AAPCA’s efforts for promoting and popularizing the sports in the state, Saaya said that he would personally take up the various problems and demands of AAPCA with the Government.

Delivering few words of advice to the players, Saaya urged them to maintain sportsman spirit throughout the tournament and play the game in a friendly manner.

Saaya announced to sponsor the first and second prizes of the tournament.

AAPCA president Niapung Konia said that the motto of his association was to give an opportunity to the players of the state to play in national and international level competitions besides promoting the game in the state. He said that Arunachal has the potential to produce world class players. But lack of opportunity has simply restricted them from progression. He appealed Saaya to apprise the Govt of various problems of AAPCA. He informed that AAPCA has decided to bid for hosting the next NE Chess Championship in Arunachal Pradesh.

Founder president of AAPCA and Assistant Conservator of Forest Dobin Doke highlighted the progress of Chess in Arunachal Pradesh since its inception in 2007. He informed that Arunachal has currently 13 International Rated Players.

Taliha ZPM Sushil Nalo also spoke on the occasion and gave emphasis on creating more awareness on this game of 64 squares throughout the state.

Over 75 participants from eight districts, including Upper Subansiri, Lower Subansiri, East Siang, Lower Dibang Valley, Kurung Kumey, Papum Pare, East Kameng and West Siang, are participating in the tournament organized by AAPCA.



State Karatekas bring laurel to state

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Nov 23: The Karatekas of Arunachal Wado Kai Karate Do Association have brought laurels to the state by winning 13 (12 International) medals, including 7 gold, 2 Silver, 3 bronze and 1 National Gold in the 9th International Wado Kai Karate Do Championship cum 15th All India Wado Kai Karate Do Championship, 2012 held at Mumbai from November 14 to 18.

The players were accorded a rousing reception by the Karate administrators, including AKA general secretary L Marik, All Arunachal Shoto Kan Karate Do Association President Tai Hipik, AKA Vice President (WZ) Dr. Marli Ete, Arunachal Wado Kai Karate Do Association Technical Director Mui Tasa, its general secretary Nanu Sangha, parents and well wishers after they returned home early morning today.

All present on the occasion, highly appreciated the outstanding performance of the players. 

The International medal winners are, Kambung Wangsa, Girls 16-17 years (Gold), Yania Dugi, Sr. Women 55 kg (Gold), Kago Gyati, Boys 11 years (Bronze), Neta Menjo, Boys 14-15 years (Silver), Ngongchen Hodung, 14-15 years (Gold), Likha Lij, 16-17 years (Gold), Tatu Nilling, Sr. Men 50 kg (Gold), Charu Tamo, Sr. Men 75kg (Gold), Tayar Rana, Sr. Men 65kg (Gold), Tao Amit, Sr. Men 55kg (Bronze), Dari Lokam, Sr. Men 80kg (Silver), Lindum Tama, Sr. Men 60kg (Bronze). Talung Nilling won a National Gold medal in Boys 16-17 years category.

Dari Lokam and Tao Amit were the coach and manager of the team respectively. Besides India, players from Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka participated in the championships. Eighteen players from Arunachal took part in the championships.



Aitty leads Vikings win over CCCC, Bhaskar keeps High Landers hope alive

Staff Reporter

SEPPA, Nov 23:  Aitty Singhi took four wickets as Papu Vikings beat Capital Complex Cricket Club (CCCC) by 7 wickets on the third day of 3rd Yaja Waii Memorial T20 Championship Seppa here today morning.  

Singhi was also the highest wickets taker of the 2nd Yaja Waii Memorial T20 Cricket championship held in 2010-11.

“In cricket when batting does not click, it is the bowlers, who win matches, Singhi, who was later declared man of the match, said. He registered himself one of the number one contender for the highest wicket taker of this edition of the tournament.

Papu Vikings invited the CCCC to bat first after winning the toss and restricted them to 117 runs in 20 overs claiming 7 wickets.

In reply, Viking reached the target of 118 in 11.5 overs losing three wickets. Imtaz Rehman remained unbeaten on 61 runs. He struck seven sixes and 3 boundaries and faced 20 balls. Rehman was given  cash prize of Rs1000 by engineer Krishna Dolo for hitting half century. Subal Burman also added 32 runs to team’s total. He struck couple of powerful sixes and three boundaries.

Sohail Hussain was lone player from Capital Complex Cricket Club, who got 40 runs from 45 balls (2x6, 2x4). Botum Bagra added 37 runs after facing 44 balls with one six and five boundaries.

Capital Complex suffered early blow, when the team lost the wicket of Skipper Kale Cheda in the second ball of the opening over by Nasir Anshari.

In the afternoon match, Bhaskar Jyoti led the defending champion Pacha Highlanders from the front to beat Lower Subansiri District Cricket Association (LSDCA) by 15 runs in a nail biting match.

Highlanders bundled out LSDCA in 19.4 overs.  Bhaskar took 4 wickets conceding only 4 runs from 4 over. With the win, the defending champion kept its hope alive in the tournament.  Highlander lost its opening match to West Siang Cricket Club on Wednesday.

Bhaskar won the man of the match prize sponsored by junior engineer Krishna Dolo .

LSDCA Skipper Neelam Obi was the first victim, who fell to Jyoti trap.  

Sun Bikomia with his powerful knock off 32 runs in 18 balls (3X6. 2X4) added more confidence to Highlander. Skipper Harang Flago also contributed 28 runs off 25 balls with four boundaries. Anand Bagang also added 25 runs (3x6, and 1x4) in 14 balls,.

While chasing the modest target of  161 runs Rahul Das of LSDCA had almost turned the table in favor of his team by smashing 35 runs from 15 balls with help of three sixes and three fours. Joram Richo also struck three sixes and two fours in his 42 ball, 38 runs  knock.  Rakesh Kumar Sihag was only bowler from LSDCA to capture three wickets.



Swami Vivekananda’s birthday celebrated

ITANAGAR, Nov 23: Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar (a branch centre of Rama Krishna Math and Mission) in association with Vivekananda Study Circle (VSC), Naharlagun celebrated 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda as well as silver Jubilee celebration of Vivekananda Study Circle at MahilaImdad Bhawan, Naharlagun.  

Around 450 members including 206 students from various schools participated in the celebration.

The theme of the conclave was “Regional Tribal Culture Programme.”

Rev. Swami Vishwatmanandaji of Belur Math echoed in his speech that cultural tapestry of Arunachal is rich and can compete in international level if it is properly explored and strengthened. Vishwatmanandaji also said that youths of Arunachal Pradesh have higher IQ as compared to their counterparts elsewhere; all they need is proper guidance. Once they are given proper guidance they can realize their highest potential, he said.

Rev. Swamiji informed that as many as 20-25 students will be chosen from various states of the North Eastern Region to participate in the main programme in Cherrapunji, Meghalaya. Moji Riba, Director (CCRD) emphasized that in order to preserve one’s own cultural heritage he/she should respect his/her own language. He also said that the best way to preserve the culture is to use it and not to relegate it to post on a museum. Dr. Joram Aniya Tana, Lecturer DNGC, Itanagar, who also spoke on the occasion stressed for preservation of folk culture.

Jarjum Ete, alumina of R.K. Mission School, Along also advocated for preservation of local language and discussed various issues related to culture.

Guest artists from Natesha Nrityashalla, Guwahati performed dance recital.

Advisor to CM on Political Affairs Tako Dabi and Forest Corporation Chairma Tani Loffa attended the programme as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively.



Training on medicinal and aromatic plants conducted

ITANAGAR, Nov 23: National Institute of Rural Development, North Eastern Regional Centre (NIRD-NERC), Guwahati held an off campus Training Program on ‘Importance and prospect of medicinal and aromatic plants in enhancing economic status of the tribal people of Arunachal Pradesh at village community ground, Belo under Lower Subansiri district recently.

The two-day program was inaugurated by former ASM of Ambam village Likha Sera, who highlighted the importance of medicinal and aromatic plants in Arunachal Pradesh and its great potential in Ambam, Belo and its adjoining villages.

Dr. K.K Bhattacharjee and Ratul Arya Baishya were the Course Directors of this training Program.

Dr. KK Bhattacharjee, while briefing the main agenda said that the tribal people of Arunachal Pradesh had been practicing herbal medicines since long. He lauded the NIRD Director Dr. B Singh and training coordinator Dr. SK Dutta for their continuous support and interest for the state of Arunachal Pradesh.

Ratul Arya Baishya, Research Investigator, MAP project, NIRD-NERC, emphasized the importance of highly valued MAP species of the region and Arunachal Pradesh in particular. He emphasized entrepreneurship development program on medicinal and aromatic plants.

BN Sarma, Finance and Account’s Officer of NIRD emphasized on developing micro enterprises on Medicinal and Aromatic plants and its importance in this district for economic benefit of the farmers.

Present ASM of Belo village emphasized on taking up medicinal and aromatic plants cultivation as the state was very rich in biological diversity.

The program sponsored by NEC, Shillong was attended by 44 participants from Belo and Ambam villages.



Jagaddhtri Puja celebrated in Pasighat

HK Roy

PASIGHAT, Nov 23: Jagaddhatri Puja was celebrated by Bengali community with pomp and gaiety at Anandamoyee Kalibari, Pasighat.

It is an event of epic grandeur and splendor of Hindus, celebrated on the 9th lunar day of the light fortnight of Karthika (November). Devi Jagadhatri is a pleasant form of Goddess Durga and symbolizes ‘Sattva Guna’.

The devotees from various corners of the town thronged the puja pandal and offered puja and prayed for the well-being of their family members, relatives and friends and overall prosperity of Pasighat.

Among prominent personalities, Education Minister Bosiram Siram, DC Rajesh Kr. Mishra, ADC Nidhi Srivastava offered puja on the occasion.

While greeting the people on the occasion, Siram said “Keep the ties that bind us”. The season of celebration is here with its luxuriant hues. All the festivals celebrated at Pasighat characterize the spirit of togetherness giving air a festivity touch, beside spreading message of unity, integrity and brotherhood in the society, he added.

DC Mishra said every season brings along new festival and bounties of the rich traditions. He congratulated the organizers for successful celebration.

Organizing president Dr. S Bhattacharjee, Senior Medical Officer said, “It is not only a grand Bengali festival but a celebration of our culture, customs and age-old tradition. It is regarded as the most significant socio-cultural event for which we keep waiting the whole year to catch up our friends and relatives.

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Policing need to get tough in capital complex

Ever since the election process of All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) started, the traders of capital complex shut down their shops because of extortion done in the name of apex student body.   This kind of incident has never been witnessed before and therefore the event traumatized the peace loving citizen of capital. The apex student body clarified that their members were not involved in any kind of extortion activities and blamed it on anti-social elements for spoiling the name of AAPSU.

Whatever AAPSU stated holds some truth. These days capital complex is flooded with many unemployed youth who are ready to commit any kind of criminal acts even for meager amount of money. To make matter worse, the capital police have failed to control law and order. There is no fear for law as police has not been able to deal effectively with these goons. If the present trend continues in days to come every citizen will take law in their own hand. The policing need to get tough and criminals have to be strongly punished so that people fear to commit any criminal act. The rein of capital complex is under the hand of two young IAS and IPS officers namely Sanjay Goel and Surender Kumar. The duo in their short stint has done some commendable job and hopefully they will do much better job in days to come.