November 28


News Impact

Cash reward stands

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 our society.

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. DIPRO


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 committee.


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 camp.

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 30.


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” House.

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 present.

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.



Amidst lawlessness

Tongam Rina

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 and order.

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 first place.

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 share.



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 on duty.

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 media.

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 their queries.

“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 presentation. DIPRO



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 year.

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 hall yesterday.

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

Amar Sangno

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 Eight.  

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 each.

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 tournament.

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)

U-19:  1st : Kekjab Riba (5 points), 2nd:  Nampi Gasing Tamin    (4 points),

U-15:  1st : Tachung Dupit (5.5 points), 2nd : Toko Taj (3 points).

Top -20: 1st :  Bharat Linggi (8  points), 2nd : Tabu   Dupit  (7.5  points),                      3rd : Gapor Dupit (7 points), 4th : Raluk Dui  (7 points), 5th : Talar Kamsar (7 points), 6th : Biswajit Phukon (6.5 points), 7th : Dr Taga Nalo (6 points), 8th : Nabam Kayang (6 points),9th : Dobin Doke (6 points), 10th : Lokam Tajo (6 points), 11th : Tapung Pogia Mara  (6 points), 12th : Tamar Nilling (6 points),

13th :  Mikbom Doke (6 points), 14th : Tami Jetli (6 points), 15th : Gem Taje (5.5 points), 16th : Bigam Doke (5.5 points), 17th : Sundor Boko (5.5 points),  18th : Tadar Talum  (5.5 points), 19th : Hage Lassa (Nado) (5.5 points), 20th :  Gandhi Konia (5.5 points).

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Kudos to RKMH and its staff


Dear Editor,

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.


Karick Lomi

Panya, Aalo





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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.