ITANAGAR, Nov 27: 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
Guru Nanak Jayanti
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh General (Retd) J.J. Singh and
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki have extended sincere greetings to people of the State
on the auspicious occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti.
Guru Nanak Jayanti or Gurpurab is observed to commemorate and remember the birth
and philosophy of Guru Nanak, first Sikh Guru and founder of Sikhism.
In separate releases, they expressed the hope that the occasion would strengthen
the spirit of unity and compassion and reinforce the splendid cultural fabric of
In his message, the Governor said that Guru Nanakji showed all the path to spiritual
salvation, purity, justice and humanism. His preaching inspires every person to stand
for equality, kindness and brotherhood.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki in his message said the Guru Nanak Jayanti would not only
be an inspiration to the followers of Sikhism but also to others as teachings of
Guru Nanak is universal.
Drowned students’ bodies recovered
KHONSA, Nov 27: The bodies of three students of Rama Krishna Mission Students, who
drowned on Nov 25 were recovered by ‘majis’ yesterday from Buri Dihing river.
The Deomali SDO, EAC and CO coordinated the majis during the search operation under
the active supervision of the Deputy Commissioner. Local MLA Wangki Lowang also extended
best possible help in the search operation by engaging expert majis. The district
police also actively helped the search party.
The bodies were handed over to the parents and relatives after completion of formalities.
World AIDS Day
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: The World AIDS Day will be observed on Ist December at Nokmey Namati
Hall of Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly secretariat, Naharlagun.
State level Science Exhibition
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: The Directorate of School Education in collaboration with the National
Council and Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi is organizing the
Science and Environmental Exhibition-2012-13 in the state from December 10 to 21.
The Exhibition with theme “Science and Society” will cover a wide area, including
Industry, Natural Resource and their conservation, transport and communication, information
and education technology, community health and environment and mathematical modeling.
The tentative dates for the exhibitions at schools and District levels is fixed
on 10 and 15 December while the state level exhibition will be held on 20 and 21
December next. Aspiring participants can have the details from NCERT websitewww.nic.in
or from the respective DDSEs of the concern districts. DIPR
Appeal to postpone bandh
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: Rajiv Gandhi Govt. Polytechnic Employees’ Welfare Association (RGGPEWA)
Itanagar requested All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organization (AAPYO) to defer its
proposed bandh call on November 29 as it coincided with the semester examinations
of institute which started on November 20.
AAPGDA foundation day
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: The All Arunachal Pradesh Govt. Driver’s Association (AAPGDA) celebrated
its 24th foundation day at Naharlagun today.
Addressing the members present on the occasion, AAPGDA president Neelam Tallar informed
that AAPGDA has been working for the welfare of its members since formation on this
day in 1988. He further informed that late Tato Ringu was the founder president.
This association was recognized by All India State Govt. Divers’ Federation, Central
Committee, New Delhi on in 2008.
General Secretary Takam Teli, gave the welcome address. The entire central executive
members and others also spoke on the occasion.
Si Donyi Festival Cricket Tourney
Taliha Payeng team wins in opening match
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: Taliha Payeng Cricket Club beat Oya Kangne Cricket Team by 70 runs
in the opening match of the Si Donyi Festival 2012-13 Cricket Tournament at KV No
2 playground today.
Earlier, Taliha Payeng team set a mammoth target of 140 in their stipulated 20 overs.
Oya Kangne were bowled out for paltry 87 run in 13.4 overs, according to organizing
Career counseling programme for students
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: The Career Counseling Cell of Donyi Polo Govt College, Kamki recently
organized a one-day counseling programme on the topic “Problems and remedies of appearing
in examination: Students’ perspective.
Participating in the seminar, Principal of the college Dr. R Karlo said that examinations
play an important role in students’ career. He advised the students to concentrate
on their studies instead of engaging themselves in some unproductive activities.
Resource persons R Mannow, Tage Ampa, AT Tara, Doge Ngomdir, M Reena and Dr. Anil
Kumar dwelt in length on preparation strategies for appearing examination, dos and
do not, time management, effective writing skills, stress management and data analysis.
Coordinator of the Cell Dr. SK Pradhan, Asst. Professor and other faculty members
told the students to inculcate positive attitude in them and develop self study habit.
Free medical camp
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: Seva Bharati Arunachal Pradesh has organized a free Homoeo Medical
Camp at Chimpu village yesterday. Altogether 117 patients were benefited from the
Dr Nani Obing, Dr Joram Atu, Dr Charu Neme, Dr Julian Gango conducted the free health
check up and distributed medicines to the patients.
Coaching cum selection trial
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: Arunachal Pradesh Football Association (APFA) will conduct a coaching
cum selection trial at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium for selection of players for the ensuing
U-19 National Girls Football Tournament, 2012 in January, 2013.
APFA asked players to report at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium for enrollment before November
CRC Dumporijo celebrates foundation day
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: The 8th foundation day celebration of Christian Revival Church
Dumporijo concluded at Dumporijo on Tuesday last.
Speaking on the concluding day function Tako Yudik, General Secretary CRC Dumporijo
encouraged each and every youth to maintain the true meaning Christianity by standing
firm on God’s words.
Sports, literary and cultural competitions were organized during the celebration
which was started on November 17. Youths of CRC Dumporijo was divided into three
houses namely “The Father House”, “the Son House” and “The Holy Spirit house”,
Evan. James Sikom, Youth Secretary Area-V, the Speaker of the function shared Words
of God on theme of “flee from youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love,
and peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart” (II Timothy 2:22).
“Son House” under the captaincy of Yapin Yudik was adjudged the “overall champions”
while “Holy Spirit” under the captaincy of Reshmi Hali was adjudged the “Disciplined”
Evan.Roman Hali. Evan Gamro Yudik and Evan Jelok Lingri distributed prizes to the
winners of various competitions.
Society provides relief assistance to fire victims
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: Bindong Sosar Society visited Meer village under Yangte circle
and contributed an amount of Rs 15,000 to victims of Meer village fire incident
of November 22 last.
The society appealed to the concerned MLA, Yangte ZPM and circle administration to
visit the spot and provide adequate relief fund to the fire victims of Meer village
at the earliest.
NMFS opens its branch office at Sagalee
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: Nana Marketing & Financial Service Pvt. Ltd. has opened its branch
office at Sagalee yesterday.
On the meeting, Tao Tara Abu, Chairman cum Director, Nana Marketing & Financial Service
Pvt. Ltd. has highlighted the aims and objectives of the company before the people
While speaking on the occasion, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Sagalee Chuku Talar,
highly appreciated the board of director who take up this venture for the Nobel cause
of people of Sagalee in particular and Arunachal as a whole.
He also urged the people present in particular and all public as a whole to cooperate
this nobel cause. This is a good opportunity for people like us who have a little
money where we can save our daily hard earned money from little and affordable amount.
Techi Serbang (Unu), ASM, Bokriang-I, Sagalee while appreciating the opening of the
branch office, urged the board members and those agents working under the company
to do fair and transparency, create trustworthy to the customers and also the public
to support this nobel work.
Taba Tada, Secretary, Bazar Welfare Committee, Sagalee and elder Tarak Eia also present
on the occasion.
135 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Complaint lodged against Namsai LAMP & Tezu FCI depot in-charge
One arrested in alleged PDS scam
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: Acting on a complaint lodged by the Food Corporation of India Consultative
Committee for Arunachal Pradesh, Tezu police today arrested the Tezu FCI depot incharge
at around 12.20 pm today for his alleged involvement in a PDS scam.
The FCI consultative committee Arunachal Pradesh in its complaint lodged at Tezu
Police Station on November 24 alleged that the M/s Namsai LAMP Ltd in connivance
with the Tezu FCI depot in-charge had siphoned off huge quantity of PDS food grains
in the month of September last.
Tezu police station also registered a case (No 58/2012 u/s 420/409/34 IPC r/w Sec
7 of the Essential Commodities Act 1955) in this connection and launched the investigation.
Making available a copy of the FIR lodged and other relevant papers, the consultative
committee members said as per daily dispatch report (DDR) collected from the depot
in-charge Tinsukia, M/s Namsai LAMP Ltd had lifted food grains in 81 trucks from
Tinsukia depot for Tezu FCI depot during the month of September. However, while
verifying the vehicle entry record at Parsuram Kund check gate, the committee found
that 45 trucks, out of 81, loaded with food grains from Tinsukia FCI godwon did not
cross the Parsuram Kund Check gate. But surprisingly, Tezu FCI depot made entry of
truck loaded with food grains in its register book even during the road blockade
in September last. Records also confirmed that Tezu remained cut from the rest of
the country from Sept 19 to 27. Road communication had been temporarily restored
only for light vehicle on Sept 28 via Brahmakund route.
The Committee wants to know whether the Truck loaded with PDS food grains were flying
in the air and dropped the food grains at Tezu during the period of road blockade?
“The M/s Namsai Lamp and official of the FCI depot Tezu had a common intention of
mismanagement of food items. This is not the first case but such illegal dealings
and practices have been happening since the beginning of the FCI carriage work,”
the committee said and appealed the law enforcing authority to book the wrongdoers.
Good news for employees as DA, DR enhanced
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: The Dearness Allowance (DA) payable to State Government employees
shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 65% to 72% with effect from 1 July 2012
as per a government notification issued today. The additional installment of DA payable
under this order would be paid in cash to all state government employees.
In a similar notification, the State Government has also approved enhancement of
Dearness Relief (DR), payable to state government/family pensioners from the existing
rate of 65% to 72% with effect from July 1, 2012.
While approving the enhancements and subsequent release of DA and DR, the Chief Minister
Nabam Tuki expressed the hope that the state government employees would reciprocate
positively and re-dedicate themselves in the service of the state and its citizens.
Meanwhile, the Confederation of Service Association of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP)
thanked Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and Finance Minister Chowna Mein for releasing
7% DA to state govt employees effective from July, 2012.
The noble step taken by the State Government for the welfare of its regular employees
would relieve more than 85000 state govt employees from economic over burden due
to rise in prices of all commodities. CoSAAP appealed to the state govt employees,
including contingency staff to reciprocate the govt by improving the work culture
in their respective field of works for the betterment of the state. It also appealed
the revenue earning departments to contain revenue leakage and maintain strict financial
discipline. It further appealed to the state government to consider release of pending
Adhoc Bonus and other genuine demands of the state govt employees in the eve of the
new year as a token of gift.
The recent arrest made in the Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank robbery case and nabbing
of assaulters of Echo of Arunachal journalist has come as a relief to the people
of the state capital who are helplessly witnessing the gradual break down in law
While most cases go unreported and brushed aside as personal disputes, there have
been several cases that reflect the general lawlessness and absolute disrespect for
the law of the land.
While browsing the newspapers of the recent weeks, yours truly was left astounded
at the number of assaults not only in the Capital but elsewhere too.
A young member of the Arunachal Pradesh Civil Services was assaulted in a remote
corner of Kurung Kumey, a district where even government officers dread to go- and
now we seem to know why. After much hue and cry, two persons are reported to be arrested.
In another case, two Police officers are assaulted in West Kameng. So far there are
no arrests made.
While the police struggle to figure out growing cases of mayhem, Itanagar and Ziro
were completely paralysed as All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union started its election
activities. The students have said it’s not responsible for the extortion and subsequent
shut down. However, the denial did not stop extortions, forcing us to wonder what
the future leaders are up to. Extortionists using the name of a student organisation
to extort business community and government officials are bad enough and it calls
for the students to seriously retrospect.
On the other hand, the shutter down in Capital town was another sign that individuals
have to ensure their own safety. Despite flag marches, the shops remained closed
sending a clear message to the administration, police and the state government that
common citizens, business communities do not trust the state machinery. If law and
order were in place, we should not have felt the total sense of insecurity in the
And Media has been the favourite target of assaulters. In one month alone, two senior
journalists were assaulted and office of the Echo of Arunachal was vandalised. Though
the city police have arrested those responsible in vandalism of the Daily, it remains
to be seen what punishment are meted out to the perpetrators of crime and most importantly
how long it would take the police and law to hand out justice to the newspapers.
From previous experience with other cases, one cannot expect much.
The esteemed readers are aware that there have been five instances of attack at the
office of Arunachal Times since April this year. And police have not been able to
do anything apart from few cursory arrests. What does it say? It’s a message to the
trouble makers that they can do pretty much what they want while police will do what
it does best in Arunachal; blame the lack of facility and human resources.
One can only imagine what happens to others if such repeated attacks are meted out
to organisations and individuals who at least have a space to share what they have
been forced to undergo.
While we silently watch the horrid assaults and threats, it would be so much better
if the Chief Minister gives more attention to the Home department.
The Parliamentary Secretary Home appears to be otherwise occupied with a legal battle
concerning his election. Perhaps someone with lesser problems could assist the Chief
Minister and help bring in some amount of stability.
And to top it all, the police department today doesn’t have a DGP yet! That’s the
ultimate icing on the cake for the lawbreakers.
The government must remember that however stupid and nonchalant citizens may appear,
after a point, they will not be satisfied with assurances alone. What will happen
then is anybody’s guess.
No work or no pay, Govt warns SSA teachers
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: The government while reacting strongly to the proposed indefinite
tool down/pen down strike by the SSA teachers from Dec 3 has decided to invoke the
clause of “No Work, No Pay” as per the MoU signed by the SSA teachers during their
contractual appointment. The government has also decided to take stern action against
the absentee teachers and all the district authority of SSA have been instructed
to ensure compliance of the govt order.
Teachers under the banner of All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers Association
announced the indefinite strike demanding regularization of services of SSA teachers
of 2003 batch numbering 528 Assistant teachers and 22 junior teachers.
SSA Project Director P N Thungon informed that on Feb this year, the govt had constituted
a high level committee to look into demand of the SSA teachers and that the committee
met on Nov 15 to recommend to the government on further action to be initiated.
However, before taking any suitable action on the report of the Committee the teachers
announced the indefinite strike which is uncalled for and illegal, he added.
It also added that salaries of the teachers have already been enhanced twice by the
government for SSA teachers and service of 79 junior teachers and 222 Assistant teachers
out of 950 teachers appointed in 2003 have been regularized. It added that many more
would be regularized soon but in view of huge financial implication, demand of regularization
of teachers at one go cannot be met. The statement further added that SSA Rajya Mission
is facing huge financial problems and SSA teachers have not been paid their salary
since Oct this year due to delay in receipt of fund from Centre and state matching
Govt to act tough against bandh call
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: Taking firm stand against bandh call, the state Govt. has issued
directives saying that all state Govt offices, including secretariat, departmental
offices in the Capital Complex shall remain open on Nov 29 and function smoothly.
Taking cognizance of the 12 hours Capital bandh called by the All Arunachal Pradesh
Youth Organization on Nov 29 on airport issue, the state Chief Secretary has directed
all the higher authorities of the respective Govt agencies and heads of the departments
to ensure hundred per cent office attendance on the said day. Anybody found absent
on the day without prior permission would be liable to be treated as un-authorized
absence and one day’s salary will be deducted invariably, said the CS in an order.
The state Govt also urged the higher authorities of education department to ensure
that all the Govt schools in the Capital Complex remain open with cent per cent
attendance of teachers on that day. The order further said that Arunachal Pradesh
State Transport buses shall ply as usual and all govt vehicles shall also ply on
the road and the concerned heads of the department shall ensure attendance of drivers
Similarly, all the departments providing civic facilities to the public and all Govt
health centres including state hospital shall remain fully functional on that day,
the order said.
The DGP shall ensure that adequate mobilization of force is done including IRBn,
CRPF, ITBP and civil police and the district administration shall ensure that all
executive magistrates are deployed along with sectoral police officers to ensure
to avoid any untowards incident on that particular day.
Media exhibitions fascinate students
By Staff Reporter
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: “Why the media in Arunachal Pradesh is not allowed to work freely
like their counterparts in others parts of the country? This was an honest question
from a student, visiting the ‘Triumphs and Tears’, the ongoing media exhibition,
organized by the APC and APUWJ in the Press Club to mark the 30 years of APC. He
was one of the huge numbers of students from various schools of Capital Complex including
Garden Angel School, King Cup School and Govt HS School, who thronged the venue at
IG Park here on the third day today.
They evinced keen interest to know about the history and working style of the state
Most of them were very excited when they saw the first print of the paper the Echo
of Arunachal, the first news paper published from the state on February 20, 1988.
Many aspiring students preparing for their entrance examinations also visited the
exhibition and went back happy by updating their knowledge with the guides satisfying
“This exhibition gave me a brief knowledge about the media in the state that has
been working against all odds to serve the masses very boldly.” said a student.
Apart from the students, members of the civil society showed equal inquisitiveness
during their visit.
Arunachal Times associate editor Tongam Rina also visited the exhibition, which would
continue till December 02 during 10 am to 4 pm.
Traditional folk dances of Arunachal mesmerize audience in Chandigarh
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: The colorful traditional folk dances of different tribes of Arunachal
Pradesh presented by the students from the state studying in Chandigarh in the “Carnival
Festival” one of the famous festivals of Punjab mesmerized the audience.
Over 600 students of Arunachal Pradesh studying in ITFT College of Chandigarh participated
in Festival organized by Punjab tourism department in Chandigarh.
The students presented traditional folk dances of many tribes, including Adi, Apatani,
Nyishi, Galo, Tagin, Monpa, Wancho, Nocte, Mizu Digaru which were appreciated by
thousands of tourists and local people of Chandigarh. Many bollywood celebrities,
like playback singer Alka Yagnik were also present in festival.
Arunachal’s first OST centre opens at Pasighat GH
PASIGHAT, Nov 27: Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST) helps in achieving a comfortable
level and the client stops injecting drugs which eventually prevents the potential
harm of contracting HIV and other diseases transmitted through injecting routes as
well, stated the Deputy Commissioner R K Mishra today. He was addressing a seminar
after formally inaugurating the state’s first OST Center at General Hospital Pasighat.
Injecting drug through veins increases the risk of transmission of various life taking
diseases like HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. So to avoid any such harm the center
is basically established, commented Mishra.
While appreciating the role of NGOs, he appreciated the “Tribal Development Foundation”
President Gegong Apang, its Project Director Karunath Pazing and the volunteers
who are identifying the IDUs (Injecting Drug Users) in de-addiction process besides
extending moral supports to them.
The DC called upon the society especially the medical community not to stigmatize
the patients. He noted that the youth as future leaders of the country need to be
protected from harmful drugs.
After several years of hard work, the OST was traced as one of the measures to control
and reducing the prevalence of HIV and HIV risk behavior among IDUs. He urged not
to take the OST center as a programme and further advised the medical fraternity
to interact with the IDUs with a missionary zeal motivating them to build a healthy
reputation in the society.
Earlier on his part Pushpendra Kumar, SP East Siang stated to work as drug fighters
is noble work but a challenging task for police. He appealed the common masses to
pass information secretly to the nearest police or admin officer(s) for a better
future. Kumar said the government is genuinely committed to tackle the drug menace.
JDHS (T&R) Dr. Kabang Lego said the progress of the project would be documented
and the experience attained through it would help in implementing the project in
other parts of the state. He pointed out that addicted persons were being shifted
to injecting pharmaceutical drugs due to its easy accessibility in chemist shops.
He focused on harm reduction strategy which include needles syringe exchange programme,
behavior change communication, out reach and substitution therapy.
Psychiatrist Dr. L C Darung informed that OST involves replacing the client’s primary
drug of use (Opioid) with a medically safe drug in a safer mode of administration
under medical supervision.
Among others, Dr. Hage Tabyo JDHS (P&D) and Dr. M Ete Assistant Director (APSACS)
also spoke and presented a brief report on OST and AIDS control through power point
DHS NRHM governing body meeting held
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: Governing body meeting of DHS, NRHM, Yupia was held at DC’s Chamber
today which was attended by ADC Yupia, PD DRDA, DDSE, Zilla Chairperson, ZPMs and
other departmental heads and NRHM officials of the district.
During the meeting the house resolved that any civil works sanction against SC/PHC/CHC
of the district should be decided by the governing body of district health society.
The house discouraged interference of the state in sanctioning the civil works by
mentioning in particular SC/PHC/CHC in ROP from the state level.
Regarding intra district transfer and posting, the members suggested for immediate
formation of district transfer and posting committee to regulate the genuine distribution
of transfer and posting process in the district.
Earlier, speaking on the occasion, DMO Yupia Dr S Ronya briefed about the purpose
of the meeting, he said that the meeting was to review the performance of NRHM activities
of last year and to take adequate and necessary measures to make the mission successful
for this financial year.
He appealed to the members to continue support for successful implementation of the
NRHM program in the district.
DRCHO, Yupia Dr K Tuglik highlighted the new NRHM schemes like adolescence health
clinic, JSSK, ARSH programmes for schools which are to be implemented in this financial
DPM, M Zirdo made a powerpoint presentation about last year’s performance and also
the implementation of NRHM activities for this financial year.
Improved water supply likely by December end
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: Water situation of Capital Complex will be improved by the end
of December, said Tomi Ete, Secretary (PHE & WS).
Chairing the 5th meeting of Apex Committee of State Water and Sanitation Mission
(SWSM) at Chief Secretary’s Conference hall here today, Ete briefed the members on
the issues and schemes adopted by SWSM in its 4th meeting. He informed that various
projects rural water supply and rural sanitation are being undertaken. The software
activities under rural water supply and sanitation programmes, such as support activities,
IEC, HRD, Training, and Water Quality Monitoring Surveillance etc were earlier taken
care of by the Communication and Capacity Development Unit (CCDU) under Director
CCRU. Subsequently, a State Water and Sanitation Support Organization (SWSSO) have
since been constituted as per guidelines of NRDDWP. All functions of CCDU are subsumed
under SWSSO. Hence, it is proposed that Director CCDU be re-designated as Director
SWWSSO to be approved by Chief Secretary, the secretary said.
The high level meeting discussed the issues regarding the action taken report on
the resolution and decisions of the 4th SWSM meeting held earlier, release of fund
by GoI and allocation of state share, target and achievements of 2011-12, action
plan 2012-13 and according of approval of sanctions on schemes cleared by 15th .
Chief Secretary, Tabom Bam while approving the proposals, said there should not be
any mismanagement of the funds and water supply of the State needs to be improved
by the end of December as promised by the department.
The meeting was attended by Ankur Garg, Secretary Planning, Swati Sharma, Special
Secretary Finance, Bandana Deori GADA, Lekhi Phunso DIPR, Tomo Basar, SSW (EZ), AN
Singh Director (CCDU), K Panggam, JD (P) DSE etc. DIPR
Meet on demarcation of Municipal boundary held
AALO, Nov 27: The meeting on demarcation of Municipal boundary for Aalo township
was held under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Marnya Ete at his conference
Addressing the meet, the Minister Transport and Cooperation Jarkar Gamlin suggested
the Municipal authority to conduct an awareness programme at Aalo, if some portion
of villages and private land are to be included under Municipal area. The pros and
cons of inclusion under Municipal area should be spelt out to the local people to
do away the local complicacies that may come up in future.
The DC suggested the department to depute a competent resource person to make aware
to the local people about advantages and disadvantages to the people in detail through
PowerPoint presentation at an appropriate time as a part of awareness to the people.
“Our endeavor is to include more areas under Municipal to reap its benefit but will
of the people which don’t come under the govt. cadastral survey should also be accommodated
to avoid future problems,” Ete said and asked Dy. Director Urban Development and
Housing and LRSO to liaise with prominent citizen and land owners near Aalo Township
to discuss the matter and attend the Awareness camp as and when conducted. Assistant
Town Planner, DD Urban and Housing Marconi Potom, LRSO Pumek Ronya also spoke on
the occasion. DIPRO
Subansiri exit Yaja Waii Memorial T20 Cricket Championship despite win
SEPPA, Nov 27: Upper Subansiri Cricket Club failed to make their place in Super
Eight despite winning in the 3rd Yaja Waii Memorial T20 Cricket Championship.
Upper Subansiri needed to reach the target of 170 runs set by Papu Vikings within
18.5 over to make their place in Super Eight. Although Upper Subansiri won the match
in 19 over it was not enough for the team to sail through.
The defeat paved the way for Capital Complex Cricket Club to enter safely in Super
Skipper Kamnia Lusi invited Vikings to bat first after won the toss. Vikings set
a challenging target of 170 run in 20 over.
Rudhra Pradhan made 62 runs from 38 balls with help of seven sixes and four boundaries.
Pradhan’s was the fastest half century of the tournament so far. However, he was
caught by Tallar Mugli at long on off Jimmy Makcha’s bowling.
Unbeaten Rohit Dui contributed valuable 23 runs from 14 balls with two powerful sixes
and couple of hit to the fence.
Jimmy Makcha got three wickets while Tatum Leya and Janu Soki claimed two wickets
Chasing the target of 170 within 18.5 over to qualify for the super eight, Man of
the Match Tabin Dubi got 61 runs from 44 balls. He smashed three sixes and seven
boundaries and remained not out.
The Man of the Match prize was sponsored and presented by Arunachal Pradesh Building
and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board Chairman Jalley Sonam.
Kumer Nyompu made a quick 47 runs off just 29 balls with two sixes and seven boundaries
thus keeping the hope alive.
Nyompu was given LBW when the team’s score was 132 runs in 13 overs.
Earlier, Skipper Kamnia Lusi added 22 runs of 12 balls with three successive sixes
at deep cover.
Rudhra was the only successful bowler from Vikings, who hauled two Upper Subansiri
wickets conceding 22 runs in fours spells.
Though Upper Subansiri won the match in 19 overs they failed to sail through the
The eight teams, Pare Rangers, Lower Subansiri, West Siang, Siang Riders (East Siang),
The Gorkhas, PapumPare, Papu Vikings and Capital Complex Cricket Club have made it
to Super Eight stage, which is slated to begin on Wednesday.
4th State Level Chess Tournament -2012
Bharat regains title
ITANAGAR, Nov 27: Former State Chess Champion Bharat Linggi regained title defeating
defending champion Gapor Dupit in the 4th State Level Chess Tournament 2012 at Nikum
Niya, Hall, Nirjuli.
Linggi is the first and highest rated players from Arunachal Pradesh.
Tabu Dupit and Gapor Dupit of Upper Subansiri secured the 2nd and 3rd position.
Kekjap Riba and Nampi Gasing Tamin won the first and second positions in U-19 category
while the first and second position in U-15 category were won by Tachung Dupit of
Upper Subansiri and Toko Taj of Seya village, Deed circle.
Top 10 players of different categories were given cash prizes along with trophies
while 11- 20 position holders were given trophies.
Arunachal Chambers of Commerce and Industries president Techi presented the trophies,
cash prizes and citations to the champions.
The ACCI president assured to sponsor the trophy and cash for next championship besides
extending other necessary help to the All Arunachal Pradesh Chess Association (AAPCA).
Tachung Dupit (U-13) and Chemmen Qayyam were also felicitated on the occasion for
winning Silver in the N.E Chess Championship 2012 held in Sikkim.
The concluding ceremony was also attended by AAPCA Treasurer, Nabam Chada, Chief
Advisor Dobin Doke and others members of AAPCA.
According to report of the Chief Arbiter M. Arun Singh, altogether 75 players participated
in the tournament. Eight out of the total 13 international rated players also took
part in the 5 days long tournament.
AAPCA President Niapung Konia and Vice President Talam Har Neelam and Secretary Tamchi
Kache also Spoke on the occasion.
The tournament was organized by All Arunachal Pradesh Chess Association (AAPCA) from
November 23 to 27.
The results: Special Prize (differently able): Tabuk Tatak (5 points), Veteran prize
: Taw Baki (5 points), Women Best : Chemen Qayyam (3 points)
Please refer your news item “RKMH achieves a milestone” of 26th Oct edition. Through
your esteemed daily I would like to express my deep gratitude to all who have played
a vital role in successful Cemented Total Hip Replacement and Cemented Total Knee
Replacement surgery of my 65-year old ailing mother. Thanks to Rama Krishna Mission
Hospital, Itanagar for dedicated service. She was suffering from severe knee pain
since my primary school days. It was a ‘Osteoarthritis’ - a degenerative disease.
She probably had fractured her left hip and was unable to balance firmly with her
left weak knee that bends rightward.
My special compliments and accolade to Dr. Lenin Ligu who himself took special attention
in making her stand again. I deeply appreciate the dedication he and his staffs have
in such a noble job. I still remember, prior to first surgery, the vehicle carrying
the hip implant part with surgical instrument met with an accident near Tezpur. Unlike
others, Dr. Ligu drove all the way to accident site to collect the implant part and
its surgical equipments. Against all odds he successfully completed the surgery on
the same grueling day within three hours time. He again undertook the Cemented Total
Knee Replacement surgery which is first ever in Arunachal Pradesh. As a result of
his brilliant work, medical staff and support from many well-wishers my aging mother
is recuperating slowly with walker. Without their relentless help and support I would
not have a dream to see my mother walk again by herself within two to three months.
In addition, I am sorry to submit here that both the surgeries were greatly hit by
bandh calls given by various organizations. Operation day had to be postponed twice
there upon afflicting more to my mothers’ agony. In some worse cases there may be
loss of life due to frequent bandh calls.
However, I appeal all who are suffering from orthopaedic disease to avail the benefit
RKMH have in noble service of god. Also I would like to request the hospital authority
to introduce more such facilities in various other departments of the hospital.
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Plan for journalists' safety
The foiled bomb attack on Hamid Mir, a popular television journalist in Pakistan
brought to light the trying conditions journalists ply their trade on in one of South
Asia's most troubled countries. On the other hand, it brought to fore the importance
of a United Nations system-wide plan to create a safer working environment for journalists,
a system which was given new momentum in Vienna last week at a UNESCO-organised meeting.
The UN plans to systematically bring the UN family of agencies together to address
the worsening situation of the safety of journalists, media workers, and social media
producers. This initiative is UNESCO's first-ever effort to address the culture of
impunity surrounding the crimes against media professionals like Hamid Mir.
The UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity is the
result of a process that began in 2010 upon request of the Intergovernmental Council
of UNESCO’S International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC).
The Plan was endorsed by the UN Chief Executives Board on 12 April, 2012.
Pakistan is one of the five places recommended for a comprehensive implementation
of the plan, the others being Iraq, Nepal, South Sudan, and Latin America.