ITANAGAR, Nov 28: 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
Special commendation medal to Arunachal pavilion at IITF
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: The Arunachal Pradesh Pavilion at 32nd Indian International Trade
Fair (IITF) 2012 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi received the Special Commendation Medal
for excellence in display.
The award was received by Indira Mallo Jain, Secretary Textile & Handicrafts from
D. Purandeswari, Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry in the closing
ceremony held at Shakuntalam Theatre yesterday evening.
The Department of Textile & Handicrafts, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh participated
in the India International Trade Fair after a gap of 10 years, informed Pavilion
Director Haj Dodung.
Eviction drive at Pasighat
PASIGHAT, Nov 28: East Siang District Administration along with police personnel
carried out eviction drive at Gramsevak Training Center (GTC) area.
The team was headed by the Estate Officer Nidhi Srivastava (ADC), Ojing Nangkar (LRSO)
and Olak Apang (CO).
During the drive the team removed fencing from the encroached land in and outside
the GTC Training Hall.
Later, the team inspected GTC office and residential areas and traced many temporary,
semi-permanent structures and under construction works on the day.
Srivastava confirmed that the drive would continue in the township and further informed
many unauthorized constructions including RCC buildings would also be taken down
She appealed to the citizens to cooperate in the endeavor to make Pasighat beautiful
and congestion free town. DIPRO
ANYA demands additional police force in Kurung Kumey
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) in a one-point memorandum to
the Chief Minister requested him to sanction two additional police battalions for
deployment in Kurung Kumey district to tackle law and order situation.
While pointing out the recent attack on Koloriang CO, the ANYA said that there is
no enough police force deployed at Koloriang to minimize the increasing crime rate
in the district.
Three houses at Dollung Ramghat village illegally evicted
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: Yupia Township Staff Welfare Committee alleged that Assam Forest
personnel along with Police has evicted three OBT houses and taken away materials
worth lakhs of rupees from Dollung Ramghat village under Tarasso circle, Papum Pare
District on November 23 last.
The committee appealed to the state government to take action against such officials
responsible for eviction drive and deploy police force for protection of the villagers
of Dollung Ramghat.
Itanagar, Nov 28: The Himalayan Development & Charitable Society (HDCS), a NE based
NGO and Town Development Committee (TDC), Naharlagun have jointly opposed the 12-hr
Capital Bandh called by so called All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organization on November
29 and urged the bandh callers to look for other democratic means to register its
protest. “Such bandh calls not only paralyze the normal life and social atmosphere
but also hampers the students in their study,” Chairman cum Managing Director of
HDCS and TDC Bengia Augung, in a release said and urged the bandh callers to adopt
other democratic means to draw attention of the authority. The bandh also coincided
with semester examinations of Rajiv Gandhi Polytechnic College, he said and appealed
to all capital dwellers to oppose such kind of any bandh call.
While opposing the 12 hours capital bandh call given by All Arunachal Pradesh Youth
Organization, the Nirjuli Market Welfare Committee (NMWC) appealed the district administration
to take stern action against the bandh callers. It requested the general public not
to support bandh and also requested the traders of Nirjuli to keep their shops open
on Nov 29.
Itanagar, Nov 28: The Himalayan Development & Charitable Society (HDCS), a NE based
NGO and Town Development Committee (TDC), Naharlagun have vehemently condemned the
recent attack on Ranjit Sinha, Associate Editor of Arunachal Times and termed it
as barbaric and cowardly act by some frustrated youths. Both the organizations requested
the investigating agencies to find out the ground realities as to why such attacks
are taking place repeatedly amidst security.
‘Enhance cash reward’
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: All Arunachal Pradesh Anti Corruption Activist Association demanded
the state government and the state police to enhance the cash reward upto Rs 10 lakhs
to the informer in Tongam Rina attack case. The association appealed to the every
organization to fight for the cause and threatened that failure to fulfill the demand
of the association would invite rigorous agitation.
Forest staff quarter gutted
YINGKIONG, Nov 28: A staff quarter of forest department was completely gutted down
in a fire accident at F-colony, Yingkiong Upper Siang District today.
However, no any human casualty was reported and the cause of fire is also not known.
The fire brigade rushed to the spot and doused the fire. Yingkiong police is investigating
the case. DIPRO
Si Donyi Cricket final on Nov 30
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: Subansiri Colony Cricket Team will play against Directorate of
Horticulture Cricket in the final of the Si Donyi Cricket Tournament on November
Subansiri Colony Cricket Team reached final beating Sinalita Cricket Team by four
wickets in the first semifinal while
Directorate of Horticulture Cricket Team beat Taliha Payeng Circle Cricket Team by
equal margin in the second semifinal.
AAPWU meeting held
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: All Arunachal Pradesh Workers Union, Kurung Kumey District conducted
its meeting at Koloriang yesterday regarding delayed payment of labourer wages/ salaries.
During the meeting the house expressed their displeasure over the failure of Electrical,
PHED, UD, WRD, RWD,IFCD departments of Kurung Kumey district to disburse labourers’
payment in the first day of every month and appealed to the concerned departments
to look into the matter seriously and disburse labour wages/salary on first day of
Guru Nanak Jayanti at Ruksin, Pasighat
PASIGHAT, Nov 28: Along with rest of the country, Sri Guru Nanak Devji Sabha of Pasighat
observed the 544th Guru Nanak Jayanti today with religious zeal at Pasighat town
Gurudwara. Several hundreds of Sikhs living in Pasighat joined the celebration.
The day-long celebrations, included Prabhat Phery, Akhand Path Madhya and Bhog, Nisan
Saheb Sewa, Nagarkirtan, Prashad distribution, Guru-Ka-Langar, Deep-mala and singing
hymns of Granth Sahib besides various competitions among the children.
The Deputy Commissioner of East Siang RK Mishra, Army personnel, government officials
and local businessmen also took part in the occasion.
At Ruksin, the 21-Sikh Regiment of Army camping at Rayang camp also celebrated Guru
Nanak Jayanti with great enthusiasm.
136 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Bandh paralyzes normal life in Bomdila
‘Bandh enforcers offer cold drinks, snacks to stranded passengers’
Bomdila, 28 Nov: 12 hours bandh call given by West Kameng Indigenous People’s Society
(WKIPS) today paralysed the normal life in Bomdila. Not a single shop was open and
all vehicles were off the road.
WKIPS members representing six indigenous tribes - Monpa, Shertukpen, Miji (Sajolong),
Hrusso, Bugun and Sartang have been demanding the arrest of those culprits, who brutally
beaten ASI S Thinley and assaulted SI A Tayeng inside Police Station on November
Only one assaulter has been arrested till date and rest of the criminals are still
at large even though 12 days have passed by. West Kameng Indigenous People's Society
(WKIPS) president Tsering Sonam, in a release said that law and order in the district
is at its lowest. When police themselves are beaten up inside Police Station then
how safe and secured are the ordinary citizen in the district? He questioned.
Bandh supporters numbering 300 stopped the vehicles at Upper tri-junction. Scores
of vehicles, including tourists vehicles, who were either heading towards Tawang
or Tezpur got stranded. The stranded passengers and the tourists were pleasantly
surprised when bandh supporters offered cold drinks and snacks to each one of them
and requested to bear with them till 5 pm.
This simple act of humility was much appreciated by the restless and hungry travelers
especially women and children. They have not expected such a gesture from the bandh
callers! At 5 pm, the bandh supporters gheroed the Police Station and tried to break
into the high security gate which was heavily guarded by the security forces. They
shouted slogans against Police department and the District administration for failing
to arrest the culprits even after 12 days of incident.
The Bandh call was supported by All West Kameng Students Union (AWKSU), Kameng Youth
Organization (KYO), Bomdila Town Committee (BTC), All Hrusso Students Union (AHRSU),
Govt College Students Union and all community based organizations of the district.
The Society has decided wait for another two days before finalizing second phase
of agitation, if their demands are not fulfilled by then.
Burglar arrested, stolen property recovered
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: In a major breakthrough, the City Police has apprehended one Rajib
Tanti, age 26 years, from Laluk area of Lakhimpur district, Assam in connection with
Naharlagun PS case no. 143/12 U/S 457, 380 IPC.
Naharlagun police team comprising SI T. Nega, HC I Ngomdir, HC [D] T Hinda, Ct T
Drai and Ct CT Kokma following a tip off rushed to No.2 Parvatipur, Harmoti, Assam
and apprehended one Rajib Tanti, a permanent resident of Dolohat Tea Estate, under
Laluk Police Station. One mobile handset and few stolen local ornaments were recovered
from his possession. The CJM court has sent him on seven days police custody, according
to Naharlagun police.
The arrest was made following a written FIR from one Ipe Basar AE/PWD Itanagar on
October 31 informing that his local beads, laptop, 2 (two) mobile handsets worth
Rs 15, 00,000 were stolen by unknown culprits. Accordingly a Case no 143/12 U/s 457/380
IPC was registered at PS Naharlagun and endorsed to SI T. Nega for investigation.
While appreciating the good work done by SI T.Nega and his team, SP Capital assured
to suitably reward the team for putting their best efforts to recover stolen property.
Imbibe righteous values of the Sikhism: Governor
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen (Retd.) JJ Singh called upon the
Sikh community to imbibe righteous values of the Sikhism and stay rooted to their
cultural heritage and traditions.
Attending the 544th birth anniversary celebration of Guru Nanak at Gurudwara Saheb,
Naharlagun on today, Singh exhorted them to maintain the spirit of sacrifice and
community service and help the other people.
The Governor emphasized that true Sikh is the one, who is a good human being and
live by the path propounded by the Gurus. Do good deeds and remember the God, he
General Singh, who have visited many countries in the recent past said that because
of the strong traditions, hard work and cohesive living of Sikh community, they are
respected and well regarded throughout the world.
The Governor appreciated the Gurudwara Singh Sabha Prabhandak Committee (GSSPC),
Naharlagun for organizing the jayanti and properly maintaining the Gurudwara.
The Governor also participated in the Shabad Kirtan and Anand Saheb Path organized
on the occasion and performed by the Ragi Jatha from North Lakhimpur. Led by Gyani
Surindra Pal Singh, he also took part in Ardaas (Common prayer).
Earlier, President of GSSPC, Naharlagun Sardar Sukhvinder Singh Sandhu welcoming
the Governor, expressed gratitude for latter’s participation and for his immense
contributions towards the Gurudwara. As token of love and appreciation, on behalf
of GSSPC, Naharlagun Sardar Kanwarjit Singh presented a Saropa (Saffron scarf) and
a tradition Sikh sword to the Governor. The Gurudwara committee also felicitated
members of the community who had contributed towards the Gurudwara, which was constructed
Later, the Governor joined the invitees and guests and members of Sikh community
in the ‘Guru Ka Langar’ or the community feast organized by Naharlagun Gurudwara
Singh Sabha Prabhandak Committee (GSSPC).
‘Strengthening grievances redressal mechanism top priority of City police’
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: A proposal has been submitted to the State Government through PHQ
Itanagar to constitute a District Level Committee to bring more transparency and
accountability in police functioning, informed Capital SP Surender Kumar. The constitution
of the district level committee would strengthen the grievances redressal mechanism,
the SP hoped and said the committee would meet once in every three months to discuss
various issues related to problems of public with respect to police.
The said committee would be headed by either CM or MP of the area. The members of
the committee would be comprised of all local MLAs, renowned educationist, eminent
jurist, CE (West), DMO, district forest officials, Chairperson of reputed NGOs, Chairperson
and member of Women Commission, prominent leaders of students union, District DC
and SP etc.
The list of the members of the said committee would be submitted to Govt. for approval
after the executive order for creation of said District Level Committee is issued
from the Governor of A.P. Secretariat, Itanagar.
The said committee would provide suitable platform, where public and police can raise
their grievances and can find out amicable solutions of their problems.
Coordination meet resolves to defy bandh
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner Sanjay Goel in a coordination
meeting with the Govt officials, Market Welfares committees and transport federations
informed about the loss caused to the common man due to frequent bandh calls given
by different organizations in the Capital Complex. Due to the frequent bandh calls,
the livelihood of poor persons including traders, commercial vehicle owners, vegetable
vendors, daily wage earners is adversely affected. Most of the time of the District
Administration is lost in maintaining law and order in the capital complex and as
a result, the development issues take a back seat, he said adding most of the organizations
giving bandh calls are unregistered, have no membership base and there are no substantial
issues involved in the bandh calls.
The meeting organized in view of bandh call given by an organization on 29th November
was attended by city SP Surendra Kumar, ADC, SDPOs, Itanagar/ Naharlagun, office
bearers of Market Welfare Associations, Itanagar/ Naharlagun/ Nirjuli/ Banderdewa
and office bearers of various transport federations/associations, according to an
The DC assured all members present that the district and police administration would
provide all possible security measures including joint patrolling by the Police and
Magistrates, Naka-bandhi, deployment of para-military forces at critical market areas,
The release said members present in the meeting unanimously agreed to extend their
support to District Administration and to keep their markets open and assured that
all commercial vehicles including Auto, Trackers, etc,, would ply on the road as
The DC appreciated all the Market Welfare Associations, Transport Federations/ Associations
for their support and again appealed to open their establishments and ply the commercial
vehicles as usual. The SP present in the meeting informed all about the security
measures taken and about deployment of security forces in the capital complex.
AASSATA to go with proposed strike, ATA extends support
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers Association (AASSATA)
has decided to go with its proposed indefinite pen down strike from December 3 despite
warning from the Govt to invoke clause of the “no work, no pay.”
Vehemently reacting the state Govt decision to take stern action, the AASSATA said
it will not call back its earlier proposed pen down strike. The committee constituted
for submitting a report on the regularization of remaining 2003 batch SSA teachers
couldn’t prove itself to be worthy enough in the eyes of the SSA teachers, it said.
The committee which was formed on 27th February 2012 had its preliminary sitting
on 15th November after a gap of 8 months but it again failed to submit its report
even after an extended ultimatum up to 20th November served by the association. This
proved to be a fatal blow to all the SSA teachers. Therefore declaring the proposed
indefinite strike as uncalled for and illegal by the concerned authorities is unjustified,
“Many contractual employees served earlier under different centrally sponsored schemes
like operation black board (OBB) and Hindi language junior teachers (HLJT) were also
regularized through a regularization service policy at one go after a short span
of 3 years in service. So our demand for regularization even after nine years of
selfless service can’t be claimed to be unjust neither on the ground of huge state
financial implication nor on any other irrelevant subjects,” the AASSATA said in
The AASSATA, however, lauded the state govt for implementing a service regularization
policy based on ‘as and when regularization arises’ in the state. But this process
is stated to be a very slow and a time consuming one which deprives the same batch
of teachers in regularization and in giving equal status to them as per their appointment.
The Association said instead of having any grudge the present Govt needs to find
and workout on positive strategies in solving the legitimate demands of the AASSATA
Meanwhile, the Central Executive Committee of the Arunachal Teachers Association
(ATA) today decided to extend its support to the indefinite pen down strike announced
by the AASSATA from December 3. The state Govt should regularize all the SSA teachers
of 2003 batch at one go as per the Cabinet decision of Sept 21, 2010, the ATA CEC
The failure of the committee formed to look into the demands of the AASSATA has
compelled the ATA to extend unconditional support to the serving contract teachers,
Delay in construction of bridge causes concern
RUKSIN, Nov 28: The people of Mebo subdivision, particularly Borguly area have expressed
concern over inordinate delay in completion of 100 mt-long foot suspension bridge
over Ngopok river between Kiyit and Borguly villages.
Inordinate delay in completion of the bridge along with construction of approach
road is causing great problem to the villagers to go to paddy fields.
Alleging massive financial irregularities in the construction of the bridge, the
locals raised question over utilization of fund against the bridge.
The suspension bridge was one of the many projects sanctioned under Special Plan
Assistance (SPA) under annual plan of 2009-10. The ambitious project worth Rs 1.35
crore was started on time but it is not yet completed due to reason best known to
the officials of the executing department.
The public leaders of the area alleged that the implementing agency did not complete
the work, despite release of full amount sanctioned for the foot suspension bridge
It is also alleged by the people that the implementing agencies did not call tender
against construction of bridge at Kadang, Tatsing and Ngopok river pints and thereby
violated the norms and project guidelines.
It is pertaining to mention here that the Arunachal Government (vide letter no. PD
(SPD)-11/2011-12 dated 24/09/ 2012) released fund under SPA through the annual plan
of 2011-12. An amount of Rs 92499.75 lakh has been released against 536 projects
proposed by various department including, PWD, RWD, fishery, Industry, Handloom and
handicraft etc. The sanctioning of funds, which are waiting for administrative approval
and budgetary support, includes 139 schemes (road and bridges) approved under state
PWD. Six out of them are for Mebo sub-division in East Siang district for construction
of Rural Link-road.
The people of the district urged the government departments to follow up project
guidelines in implementing the project as the Planning Commission instructed the
nodal agencies/executing departments to call tender against each construction work
and to ensure proper utilization of the money released against the projects.
Villagers in Indo-Bhutan border seek more dev schemes
NAHARLAGUN, Nov 28: Appreciating various initiatives taken up by the present government,
the people of 25 villages including Buri, Bleting, Dongmareng, Namtsering Sanghar,
Dudunghar, Loudung and Guntse villages living along the Bhutan border desired more
schemes to relieve them of the hard life they lead along the international border
located above 6,700 feet.
They conveyed their feeling during the three-day tour of their legislator Jambey
Tashi during November 24 to 26 last.
Tashi, whose Lumla constituency is area-wise one of the largest among the 60s in
the state spread in 618 sqkm touching Bhutan and China, toured the villages to establishing
a direct link with his electors to know their perception of development and how the
GoAP could serve as a facilitator to come up to their expectations.
On being informed that Chief Minister Nabam Tuki would be visiting Lumla on December
01 next on his maiden trip to inaugurate the new ADC building and meet the people
of the area, most of them were eager to attend the function to meet their chief minister.
Taking to this daily over telephone, Tashi said the people were very enthusiastic
to welcome the CM and meet him.
“We do not have a petrol pump and LPG agency and have to go all the way to Tawang
to collect the essential items and the transportation cost increases the rates by
double. Kindly seek the intervention of the CM for setting up of such facilities
to provide these essential services at Lumla for our convenience,” the MLA quoted
many of the people pleading with him.
Army conducts medical camps in remote areas
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: In its attempt to strengthen the relations and build confidence
of local people of remote areas of Arunachal Pradesh Indian Army conducted ‘Patrol
Milap’ and organized medical camps in the remotest areas, where practically no medical
facilities are available.
One team led by Maj. Himanshu Joshi of 7 Bihar Regiment and another party of 13 Indian
Army led by Lt Mohit Dixit of 7 Bihar Regiment and Lt Sanjay Rangani of 70 Fd Regiment
conducted Medical Camps at various remote areas in and around Marjunla Camp.
The Party headed by Maj. Himanshu Joshi organized medical camp at Marjunla and Khenwa,
Sangbai Camp, Chyang Tajo, Narri Camp and Domdilla.
Another party headed by Lt Mohit and Lt Sanjay travelled near about 110 Km on foot
in a very difficult terrain and adverse weather conditions to deliver a token of
humanity and faith to the people, who have never even crossed their village boundaries.
The team conducted medical camps at Nampe and Venia. The people of Lamniya were also
benefited by this medical camp. Other villages in the deep forest namely. The team
also reached to remotest Yakli, Machi, Mechar villages.
The Indian Army provided medical aid to almost 2000 people covering 20 remote villages
in the area treating the most prevailing diseases like malaria, RTI (respiratory
tract infection), diarrhoea, stomach ache, joint pain and skin infection during the
8 days campaign.
The local authorities also helped the Indian Army in organising and conducting the
medical camp. The DMO provided medicines to the Indian Army team. NGO Karuna Trust
also assisted the party in the camps.
East Kameng DC, Cos of Khenwa and Chayang Tajo also assisted the army in conducting
Yaja Waii Memorial T20 Cricket Championship
Pare Rangers, CCCC register big wins
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: Pare Rangers thrashed Lower Subansiri District Cricket Association
(LSDCA) by 54 runs in the first Super Eight league match in the 3rd Yaja Waii Memorial
T20 Cricket Championship 2012-13 at Seppa General Ground played today.
Electing to bat first after winning the toss Pare Ranger piled up 164 runs for the
loss of 4 wickets in 20 overs.
Jun Das scored 86 in 45 balls with help of 3 sixes and 13 hits to the fence and remained
unbeaten. Techi Neri scored 39 in 33 balls (1x6, 5x4).
Barring Santanu Choudhary, who took 3 wickets in his 4 overs conceding 17 runs, none
of bowlers from LSDCA were successful. There were many drop catches by LSDCA fielders
which caused them dearly.
The highest run getter from LSDCA was Rakesh Kr. Sihag, who scored 23 runs in 28
balls with help of 1 six and 2 fours.
Akhilesh Sahani took three wickets in four overs conceding 31 runs and Susil Kr.
claimed two wickets in four overs conceding 13 runs.
Man of the match award sponsored by East Kameng SP was won by Jun Das of Pare Ranger.
In the afternoon match of the day, Capital Complex Cricket Club (CCCC) crushed Papum
Pare Cricket Association by five wickets.
CCCC, which decided to field first after winning the toss, restricted PPCA to a paltry
57 runs in 16.5 over.
Deyu Terron was most successful bowler for CCCC. He got 4 wickets in his 4 over conceding
only 11 runs. He was adjudged the Man of the Match the prize for which was sponsored
by Meku Taffo, JE PWD. Bamon Saikia also took two wickets.
CCCC reached the target losing 5 wickets in 9.5 overs.
Review cum awareness meet on TDF held
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: A review cum awareness meeting on Tribal Development Fund (TDF)
was held at Laptap village on November 26.
The joint Technical Management Committee (TMC) meeting reviewed the project activities
in progress at the site and also enlightened the beneficiary farmers of Laptap, Pech,
Hoj and adjoining villages about status report on TDF Project through PowerPoint
presentation by Vivekanand Safi, Subject Matter Specialist (Fisheries) of KVK Papum
Dr. T. Heli, Programme Coordinator, KVK, Papum Pare informed that TDF project was
conceived with integrated farming system (IFS) module wherein orange orchard was
the core activity which is infused with agriculture, animal husbandry, fisheries
and other livelihood improvement programmes.
The KVK Papum Pare, the project implementing agency, mainly focuses on need base
capacity building programme, such training, method demonstration, plant protection
and exposure visits of the beneficiaries, Dr Heli said while informing that two key
beneficiaries from each village has been trained to serve as trainer for other farmers
in the village with ‘each one teach one’ module. He further informed the participant
that the said project is in full progress as per the target.
Tana Tada, field coordinator, NN Charitable Society appreciated the noble concept
of rural development for enhancing farmers livelihood opportunities by the KVK. He
informed that the present TDF project is sure to success and sustain in future for
their livelihood opportunities as per beneficiaries response at ground level.
N. Amar, Chairman, NNCS informed that more and more farmers are coming forward to
avail the benefits under the TDF Project. He requested the General Manager, NABARD,
Itanagar to plan for value chain and marketing of locally produced orange, pine apple
and banana of beneficiaries of TDF Project.
Later, Dr. Radhakrishanan (G.M) accompanied by Debojit (Manager) from NABARD and
Dr. T. Heli, and his team of Subject Matter Specialist from KVK, Papum Pare individually
verified the beneficiaries’ plots.
Tana Yaki said, “The training and method demonstration organized by KVK team have
proved much beneficial as we are now able to grow healthier plants.
Taro Pirij of Pech village informed about Mithun menace in their orchards and appealed
for providing fencing.
Dr. Radhakrishanan suggested the KVK Papum Pare to plan for sending a team of farmers
for exposure to Centre for Food Technology Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore to
get acquainted with food processing and value addition to get higher price for their
produce. He also requested the KVK to plan for controlling Mithun in the orchards
in consultation with various farmers group in the area.
Saint Claret celebrates departmental fest
ITANAGAR, Nov 28: Saint Claret College, Ziro celebrated the Departmental Fest, the
most prestigious event of the college with all pomp and novelty.
All the seven departments of the college competed against each other to make sure
that they are the best. Each department was given 25 minutes to perform on the stage
and the presentation in the classroom. It was a time for the students to exhibit
their talents, use their creativity and learn to work in groups. It was a tough time
for the eminent judges like Rev. Dr. Paulson Veliyannoor, CMF, Bharat Lingu, Land
and Revenue and Settlement Officer, Y.L. Yumlam, District Transport Officer and Tatker
Mize, District Tourism Officer to judge the departments as one performed better than
The department of History showcased the great sacrifices of Indian soldiers in the
Kargil War and the Great Wall of China. It was the turn of the Department of English
to immortalize the power of love to overcome death through their play, ‘The Game’
and Milton’s Paradise Lost and Regained.
The Department of Economics brought out the evolution of Economy from pre-historic
to modern times. The Department of Education enlightened the audience about the need
for education and various models of education. The Supreme Court was brought alive
by the Department of Political Science. The evolution of man and cultural diversity
were convincingly presented by the Department of Anthropology.
Finally the Department of Geography took the audience through an array of Geographical
topography. The fest was indeed a feast to the eyes of the audience.
Review meet on TLC/NBA
KHONSA, Nov 28: A district level review meeting on Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC)
renamed as Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA) was conducted by PHE & WS Division, Khonsa
Likha Tekhi, Executive Engineer cum Member Secretary of District Water and Sanitation
Mission (DWSM) highlighted the salient features of NBA. The progress of various component
of TSC, including Base Line Survey (BLS), Project Implementation Plan (PIP), physical
and financial progress, outstanding bills, revised estimate of both Tirap and Longding
districts were presented by him through PowerPoint. He also informed that APL families
would also be considered under NBA to avail incentive for construction of individual
household latrines (IHHLs) at par with BPL families. He urged the gathering to keep
strict vigil on illegal tapping of water from drinking sources and also to ensure
quality of water supplied for consumption.
Chairing the meeting, Tirap Deputy Commissioner cum DWSM Chairman Dr. Sachin Shinde,
suggested for construction of sanitary toilets by self and not by contractors. He
emphasized on providing IHHLs on priority and drinking water facility to those villages
where there is perennial drinking water problem. He directed the executing department
to conduct review meeting quarterly.
The ZPMs of Lazu, Wakka, Kheti, Khela-Lamsa, ASM chairmperson of Khonsa, Kanubari,
the chief of Kheti village, also gave their opinion on proper implementation of NBA
and appealed for early clearance of pending bills on IHHLs constructed in both the
3 days training on MPAE begins
PASIGHAT, Nov 28: A three days long training program on Management Practices on Agricultural
Extension (MPAE) organized by SAMETI Pasighat in collaboration with EEI-AAU Jorhat
started today at the GTC Training Hall, Pasighat.
Dr. AK Bhattacharya and Dr. Dharmendra Bartmuly from Extension Education Institute
(EEI) of Assam Agriculture University (AAU) are imparting training as resource persons
to thirty Subject Matter Specialist (SMSs) and Block Technology Manager (BTMs) of
East, West and Upper Siang districts.
While inaugurating the training Deputy Commissioner R K Mishra said investing in
human capital is one of the most effective means of reducing poverty and encouraging
Technological innovation has been a key element in the growth of agriculture throughout
The DC further suggesting the participating SMSs and BTMs to avail the optimum benefits
of the training said they require appropriate and up-to-date information on new technologies,
plant varieties and cultural practices. It is important to disseminate information
about new technologies so that the farmers able to make use of the latest agricultural
Supporting the government decision to allow FDI the Chief Guest said the Government’s
decision to allow FDI (foreign direct investment) in the retail sector will bring
investments and technology in the entire country. It would benefit farmers as they
would get fair price for their products and people would get good quality food grains,
Earlier, B Apum DHO shared his vast experience and knowledge he acquired in the field
and focused on beneficial tips on preservation, prevention and increase of productivity.
Principal GTC, Ote Darin informed the course would deliver the state of the art of
farming practices, existing management options, good practices, sustainability in
farming and hoped that it would serve a useful purpose to the end users.
The DTO (FTC) KL Singh said such training would bridge the gap between the scientists
Agronomist Tagam Tamut also briefed about the importance of training on the occassion.
Education sector in Upper Subansiri needs Govt attention
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of
the concerned authority, public representatives and NGOs towards the miserable and
dilapidated conditions of various schools and other problems of the Upper Subansiri
The govt has established schools in towns and all villages of the district but it
has forgotten to equip these schools with required infrastructure and facilities.
Schools in the interior villages, even in circle headquarters, are lying in horrible
condition. There is no required teachers, class rooms, hostels and there is no proper
demarcation of school boundary.
It is said that schools are the temples of learning and no society can develop without
proper education. But in our district the educational institutions are like temple
without priests and deities.
No visible improvement will be achieved in the education sector unless and until
the Govt think seriously to improve school infrastructure including teachers’ quarters,
hostel etc with proper demarcation of school boundary and posting of adequate teaching
staff in the schools.
Regarding Benami business, I would like to mention here that for last many years
general public including unemployed youths and students bodies have been witnessing
the opaque policies in all departments in awarding contract and supply works. It
is a harsh reality that big businessmen from outside the state have been awarded
contract and supply works against the interest of unemployed youths and people of
As we know, the stagnant water becomes the breeding ground of mosquitoes and other
harmful germs, so the prevailing unemployment scenario may become threat to the peace
and tranquility of the society. Once upon a time Assam and Punjab were also peaceful
states, and Jammu and Kashmir was known as paradise on earth but today the people
can well imagine the situation prevailing in these states.
At present there are thousands of unemployed youth in the state. It is right time
for Govt to think seriously for wellbeing of the unemployed youths in particular
and indigenous people of the state as a whole.
Mahrukh Bayor (Gyorok)
Ex-president, All Upper Subansiri District Students Union, Daporijo
Drain construction is necessary
This letter is in support of the letter published in your esteemed daily few days
back regarding prohibitory order on the construction of drains along the NH-52 A
(ROW). The order has been issued on such a peak time when almost 80 to 100 per cent
of the construction has been completed. The government and the executives should
have taken proper plan before the execution or implementation of the work.
Who is going to bear the expenses of the poor contractors now? I want to ask the
authority why prior notice was not served earlier, Who will assure us about the
construction of four lane national highway in a year or few years? How could we expect
early results when the sanctioning for construction of four lane is under process
It is true that construction of four lane national highway will solve the entire
problem concerning the development of the roads and its safety but we can construct
the drains for the time being till the construction of the four lane highway as a
part of safety and maintenance.
We have witnessed the worst condition of the highway particularly during monsoon
due to improper drainage and its maintenance. So, construction of drains is not an
obstacle, rather it is necessary for safe driving and protection of the road.
We came to know that many individuals or group of individual are carrying out the
construction of drains in their respective colony, area, town etc. without proper
permission from the department. I strongly discourage such activities and urge the
people to let the work be carried out by the permission holders only for the greater
interest of the state.
Lastly, I would like to request the state government and the executives of the state
to withdraw the order for the greater interest of the poor contractors in the state.
All Arunachal Registered Contractor Association.
Let Gelling be the host
We are delighted that Siang River and Kepangla Festival is going to be celebrated
on coming 8th and 9th December at Yingkiong and Tuting respectively.But at this point,
we would like to reiterate that Kepangla falls under Gelling Circle and Siang River
enters into our motherland through the Duizing Phu, Gelling Village.
Naming it as Siang River and Kepangla Festival but not holding the festival at original
site i.e. Gelling Village has really hurt the sentiment of the entire public of Gelling
Circle whereas Gelling Village is competent enough to host the two days Mega Event
as there are good accommodation facilities with Electricity, Water Supply and good
If the Siang River and Kepangla Festival is organized at Gelling Village then the
public of Gelling Circle would get a chance to have a glimpse of our Ministers from
the state and centre, officers and Tourists as they are expected to take part at
the mega celebration.
Youths of Gelling Circle
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Greenhouse gases rise
The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2011,
according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Between 1990 and 2011 there
was a 30 per cent increase in radiative forcing because of carbon dioxide (CO2) and
other heat-trapping long-lived gases.
Since the start of the industrial era in 1750, about 375 billion tonnes of carbon
have been released into the atmosphere as CO2, primarily from fossil fuel combustion,
according to WMO’s 2011 Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, which had a special focus on the
carbon cycle. About half of this carbon dioxide remains in the atmosphere, with
the rest being absorbed by the oceans and terrestrial biosphere.
These billions of tonnes of additional carbon dioxide in our atmosphere will remain
there for centuries, causing our planet to warm further and impacting on all aspects
of life on earth, said WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud.
The role of carbon sinks is pivotal in the overall carbon equation. If the extra
CO2 emitted is stored in reservoirs such as the deep oceans, it could be trapped
for hundreds or even thousands of years. By contrast, new forests retain carbon for
a much shorter time span.
The Greenhouse Gas Bulletin reports on atmospheric concentrations – and not emissions
- of greenhouse gases. Emissions represent what goes into the atmosphere. Concentrations
represent what remains in the atmosphere after the complex system of interactions
between the atmosphere, biosphere and the oceans.