2nd edition of Mr Arunachal to be held in December
ITANAGAR, Nov 23: The Arunachal Body Building Association (ABBA) has decided to organize
the second edition of State Level Body Building Championship - Mr ARUNACHAL 2014,
on December 27 and 28 next.
With Chief Minister Nabam Tuki as chief patron, the event will include competitions
in six weight group categories; up to and inclusive 55 kgs, up to and inclusive 60
kgs, up to and inclusive 65 kgs, up to and inclusive 70 kgs, up to and inclusive
75 kgs and above 75 kgs, informed ABBA vice president and organising committee chairman
Mr Arunachal will represent Arunachal Pradesh in the 6th Eastern India Championship
slated to be held at Imphal on January 4 and 5 next year, the chairman further informed.
Besides officials from India Body Builders Federation (IBBF0s, a host of body builders
of national and international fame are expected to take part in the event.
PTC, Doggin enters final
ITANAGAR, Nov 23: PTC Banderdewa and Donggin Rasseng will meet in the final of the
Podi-Barbi Festival Volleyball Tournament which will be played on November 30 next.
The semi-finals were played here today at Solung-Mopin Ground.
PTC Banderdewa team thrashed Podi-Barbi Festival Committee (27-25 & 25-18) in the
first match while Donggin Rasseng beat Moying Rasseng (25-18 & 25-19) in second match
to enter the final.
Rule of law must prevail: Negi
PASIGHAT, Nov 23: “. Rule of law should prevail and life and properties of every
citizen must be protected. All welfare schemes and projects should be implemented
as per guidelines,” stated the State’s Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi while holding
a consultative meeting with the DC, SP and head of offices today at Siang Guest House,
Pasighat to assess the law and order scenario and other developments of the district.
Responding to DC and SP’s brief presentation, the CS directed the district administration
to deal with the miscreants with iron hands. Stern action and convictions are necessary
under appropriate laws, he stated.
The Chief Secretary further informed that a full-fledged women police station in
Pasighat is coming up shortly. Encroachment in government lands, drug peddling, molestation,
rape must be checked on priority, he added.
The district has vast scope in agriculture sector and people must be encouraged to
adopt it as livelihood, introducing scientific and modern methods, he opined. Negi
suggested the education department to identify dropouts and provide them adult education
and skill developments to lead progressive lives ahead. Chief Minister’s Universal
Health Insurance Scheme was one of the best innovative steps to provide quality healthcare
to the people and therefore the health department should give more emphasis to popularize
it and implement in toto, he categorically instructed the DMO. DIPRO
Football trials for NE games
ITANAGAR, Nov 23: The Arunachal Pradesh Football Association today informed that
the trials for the state football team will be held at the Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy
at Chimpu on November 25 next from 12:30 PM. APFA general secretary, Doke informed
that APFA president and former MP Takam Sanjoy will also be part of the selection
The NE Games are scheduled to begin here on December 10 next.
Charon Lowang crowned Miss Tirap 2014
Deomali, Nov 23: Charon Lowang of Wasathong village was crowned Miss Tirap 2014 from
Miss Binny Sawin bagged the 1st runners-up while Miss Kampo Akhang the 2nd runners-
The programme was organised by women's society of Deomali in collaboration with the
1st Assam Rifles.
Tirap beauty contest was choreographed by Miss Chalo Hondique.
Earlier, while speaking as the chief guest on the occasion Aparna Nayar lauded the
effort of the organisers and said that the beauty contest showed the spirit of the
women's power. She said that the women are not only home makers but nation builders
adding that without the active support of women no nation can rise. She also thanked
main sponsor Hindustan Unilever Limited. The representatives of the HUL appealed
all to be involved in the project Shakti which is working for uplift of the rural
populace, especially women.(DIPRO)
Cub Bulbul Utsav
ITANAGAR, Nov 23: Three days district level Cub Bulbul Utsav has started at Govt.
Middle School Borum on Nov 22 organized by District Head Quarters, Bharat Scouts
& Guides Papum Pare District.
60 Cubs & Bulbuls (6 to 10 yrs age group) from six schools of Itanagar, Naharlagun
and Banderdewa are participating in the utsav.
Techi Tolu, ZPM, Borum I inaugurated the meet by hoisting the scouts and guides flag.
He emphasized the importance of co-curricular activities in the lives of the students.
ITANAGAR, Nov 23: Social Service was conducted on Nov 22 at Padi Village under Dari
Circle of West Siang District as a part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Dr. M. Basar, District Medical Officer who is from the same village participated
along with the villagers.
Meanwhile, the villagers decided that cleanliness drive will be held 3 times every
Selling gutkhas, drinking and purchasing of foreign liquor within Padi village jurisdiction
have been banned as well as playing cards, carrom board and any type of gambling.
It was also decided to compulsorily construct Pigstay and Goat Shed while fishing
using modern techniques has been banned.
Assam govt to prevent terrorism
Guwahati, Nov 23: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said his government was
able to prevent the spread of all forms of terrorism across the state and that it
would firmly deal with any Jihadi group.
"Our government has been able to contain all forms of terrorism following a slew
of security measures," Gogoi tweeted.
"We'll also deal very firmly with jihadi groups and foil their sinister designs to
set up base in Assam," he said in the microblogging site.
"The security measures have been put in place to ensure that the wheels of development
move on," he said. PTI
Home Ministry working towards solution to stapled visa, border issue: Rijiju
ITANAGAR, Nov 23: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju stated that
the Home Ministry is working hard for a permanent concrete solution to the vexed
stapled Visa issue, inter-state boundary issue between Assam and Arunachal and international
boundary with China.
The MoS made the statement at his North Block office on Nov 21 while appraised by
a team of All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union led by President Kamta Lapung on the
contagious problems of stapled visas issued to people from the state, the long pending
boundary issue with Assam and continuous incursions by China into Arunachal.
The AAPSU team consisting of Lapung and spokesperson Tanya Agu after briefing the
MoS on the issues also submitted a memorandum for early and concrete solution to
AAPSU release informed that, Rijiju after paying a patience hearing gave his positive
assurances to the issues raised.
Lapung, apprised the Minister of the rare opportunities which the sporting talents
of Arunachal Pradesh has been losing continuously at the international arena without
any fault but because of the repeated stapled Visa given to the people of Arunachal
Requesting for the MoS to expedite the process of granting regular Visa to the people
of Arunachal Pradesh and ensure that the matter is resolved at the earliest, spokesperson
Agu, stated that, this repeated injustice meted out to the people of Arunachal Pradesh
has given a feeling of alienation among the youths and people of the state. Calling
for a concrete solution to the long pending boundary and border issue of both inter-state
and international level, AAPSU stated that the genesis of the present boundary dispute
between Arunachal and Assam has been a bone of contention for the people of Arunachal
since its inception as a union territory in 1972.
The memorandum stated that, even after repeated pleas to the state and central governments,
time and again people of the state have to bear the brunt out of the atrocities made
by the people of Assam. On the other hand the repeated claims and incursions of China
made over the territory of Arunachal Pradesh have brought in a sense of insecurity
and anguish to the people of the state, it added.
The brave Indian martyr remembered
ITANAGAR, Nov 23: A wreath laying ceremony was organized by 15 SIKH LI under the
aegis of 22 Infantry Brigade at Ketinala, Upper Subansiri district to commemorate
52nd Death Anniversary of Havildar Sire Thapa.
Thapa was part of a protective patrol of one platoon located near Rio Bridge in the
Upper Subansiri valley. On 18th Nov 1962 at 1500 hours about 200 Chinese troops
came in contact with Thapa’s party.
Havildar Sire Thapa fought bravely and killed approx 160 Chinese soldiers before
he succumbed to his death. He delayed the Chinese advance to nearly 72 hour. The
brave actions of Sire Thapa won the hearts of locals of the area who still hold him
in vary high esteem. Even the Chinese recognized his bravery. The Chinese buried
his dead body with an inscription in Chinese script appreciating the fighting spirit
of Havildar Sire Thapa.
His mortal remains were brought to Limeking and last rites were performed and a grave
was built there.
The great soldier is highly revered in the area for his gallant act. To pay the tribute
to the legend, the wreath laying ceremony was organized. The gaurd of honor was given
in the presence of the Colonel Satyasheel Baber, Deputy Commander, 22 Infantry Brigade
and various other dignitaries. The ceremony was also attended by 200 civilians of
nearby villages including GB’s of Limeking, TCC and Orak.
Massive eviction drive at West Siang
Aalo, Nov 23: The West Siang district administration ultimately took a bold decision,
on Saturday to evict all structures falling within a radius of 6m on both sides of
the road from Nehru Chowk to Pakam Tinali where two lane CC Pavement roads will soon
be executed by the Public Work Department.
The requirement usually for such road is 18m but relaxed to 12m for the time being
to avoid large scale damages.
The day long drive went off without any stiff opposition affecting 5 RCC buildings,
one SPT, 25 CC flooring in front of commercial and residential buildings, two CC
steps of RCC buildings, five OBT houses, ten roadside hawkers, two iron gates with
CC pillars, 7 boulder and CC walls, many iron angled fencings etc.
More than 20 structures were found to be self demolished. ADC cum Estate Officer
Tamik Talom, DLR&SO Pumek Ronya, Town Magistrate M. Kakki, EE PHED Er. Toni Ete,
AE PWD Er. Dukjum Lona, former MLA Talong Taggu, in charge police team SI T. Gadi,
JEs, LM staffs, ALCs, PHED pipe fitters, PWD Department labors were involved for
The step was necessitated to start the road construction work to do away the deplorable
road condition of Aalo Township and supportive citizens behind the demolition in
their quest for development are a good sign.
Similar drive will be taken up in sectors and colonies where roads, CC drains and
culverts have been sanctioned without any compromise and rollbacks for the general
welfare of the town dwellers. The self demolition notices to all sectors have also
been issued by the DC cum affiliated authority to maintain the required distances
as per the notification issued by Department of Urban Development and Housing especially
for Aalo township road within ten days from date of issue of notice. Administration
has made it clear that any construction works should be done as per the laid down
rules in the allotment order issued to each individual to avoid such problems in
Weeklong AoL for Police at Roing concludes
ROING, Nov 23: The week long Art of Living course conducted by the district police
department as part of community policing as a campaign against alcohol and drug abuse,
in association with Enjalu Menda Women's Empowerment Forum (EMWEF), Dibang Adi Women's
Association (DAWA), Navyuga Engineering Company Limited and NHPC, concluded today.
The course was structured differently for both, adults and children, happiness and
personality development programmes respectively.
The main initiator of the programme, SP Lower Dibang Valley Rajneesh Gupta, co-ordinator
of the programme DSP Habung Hailyang and DC Roing Shiv Kumar, also took part in the
week long course, among many others.
The participants gave positive feedback on the programme pronouncing it extremely
beneficial and even going to the extent of requesting the police department to conduct
such programmes on a regular basis. SP Gupta said that he is extremely happy with
the success of this programme and has already planned for its second phase to start
from the 29th of this month.
DSP Hailyang said that such programmes help in connecting the police with the common
people on a different level and such understanding between the two makes policing
more comfortable for both parties.
Torgya revelry in Dudunghar
A toilet for every house: Jambey Tashi
Tawang, Nov 23: Parliamentary secretary for RWD, Jambey Tashi joined the celebrations
at the 4 day Palden LhamoTorgya festival at Marmang Gonpa in Dundunghar circle yesterday.
Speaking on the occasion, the parliamentary secretary and the local MLA exhorted
the huge gathering of devotees on the vitality of preserving culture and tradition.
He expressed his gratitude to the abbot of the monastery for initiating the festival
and providing a platform to the far flung villages of the circle to come together
and showcase their culture and tradition.
“With the youth of the district dazzled and blindfolded with the blaze of modernization,
our most treasured asset is in the verge of extinction” he said.
“We must learn and absorb it from the elders and pass it to the younger generation
as inheritance” he added.
Further, he stressed on cleanliness and hygiene while urging the villagers to focus
on construction of toilets in every house.
Terming open defecation as the root cause of many health issues in Lumla circle,
he laid emphasis on ‘a toilet for every house’.
Former abbot of Tawang monastery, Reverend Gyalsey Rinpochey called on the devotees
to follow the teachings of Lord Buddha and practice it in daily life. “Practice non
violence and do not envy others achievements, rather rejoice their success and strive
to emulate it” he preached.
Abbot of the monastery, Reverend Jampa Chonjor, who is believed to have founded the
monastery in his first incarnation, spoke eloquently on the importance of art and
culture while informing that the festival will be made an annual event.
Earlier, Reverend Gyaltse Rinpochey bestowed Tsewang (blessings for long and prosperous
life) to the hundred of devotees from across the circle and the neighbouring country
Finally, the curtains on the 4 day Torgya revelry were drawn with colourful cultural
programmes at the 374 year old monastery. (Contributed by Lham Tsering, Chief Editor,
Mon Tawang Vigilance)
National Book Week Celebrations in Wakro
Read and be empowered: DFO
Wakro, Nov 23: “Reading is power. It can transform you and help you to discover your
potentials. APNE Library is an ideal place to enrich your learning”, said Koj Tasar,
DFO Wild Life, Kamlang, as he released a book gift from Simon Smith, London, a library
“We must be grateful to Mr. Smith for regularly contributing a nice set of books
to the APNE Library for the 4th year consecutively, and with great personal care.”
He also congratulated the activists for organizing the reading campaign in the schools
of Wakro circle, as a part of the National Book Week Celebrations. Tasar also announced
a book gift of Rs. 10,000, for strengthening the library collection.
Asuni Khamblai reader activist narrated how the volunteers have been conducting various
book activities in their own villages during the summer vacations and even in the
Activist Banika Kri explained how they have been conducting the National Book Week
programs not only in middle schools but also in the secondary schools at Wakro and
Medo. She also explained how the children of Namgo are happy to have a new regular
mini library in their village.
Crime against NE people in Delhi rises
NEW DELHI, Nov 23: Crime against people from North-East in the national capital
has witnessed a steady rise with Delhi Police receiving 650 calls related to crime
According to data compiled by Delhi police, till November 15 this year, it has received
a total 847 calls out of which 645 calls were related to crime.
Police converted 139 of these into FIRs. The number of FIRs stood only at 74 from
the people of this region last year.
The highest complaints numbering 259 were received from South Delhi district followed
by South East which stood at 53.
The lowest number of calls, six, were received from North East Delhi district. The
number of complaints received from other districts were, North West - 44, South West
- 40, North - 35, West - 32, East -19, Central - 15, New Delhi - 15, Outer - 10,
Crime & Railway - 8 and Out of Delhi - 8.
When it comes to police station wise data Vasant Vihar got the most 58 calls followed
by Safdarjung Enclave - 48, Kotla Mubarakpur - 23, Malviya Nagar - 21, and Mukherji
Nagar - 20. These are all areas with considerable population from the North-East.
There were 159 cases related to quarrel which topped the list.
56 cases of eve teasing were reported while there were 22 cases of cyber crime/racial
discrimination through social media etc.
13 cases were of molestation while six cases of rape and four cases of attempt to
rape were also reported.
Last week, three youths from the Northeast were found dead within 48 hours in the
A 32-year-old PhD scholar from Manipur was found murdered with his neck slashed at
his home in south Delhi’s Kotla Mubarakpur area on Wednesday night.
The deceased was identified as Keashung Zingram Kengo who had completed his Ph. D
from Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
In another incident reported from Malviya Nagar area, a Manipuri student was found
dead under mysterious circumstances at his residence on Thursday morning.
The same night, another youth from North-East had died after he apparently fell from
the staircase at his home in Munirka area in south Delhi.
He was in an inebriated condition when the incident took place.
These days everyone appears eager to flaunt their RSS card in the present dispensation.
It is a well known fact that RSS and BJP shares an integral relation like that of
mentor-student. Most of the present BJP leaders have close ties with RSS members.
The two recently elected BJP Chief Ministers, Haryana’s ML Khattar and Maharashtra’s
Devendra Fadnavis rose to prominence because of their closeness with RSS ranks. In
fact, the RSS has come to be perceived as the other power centre. This is the reason
why bureaucrats, government officials and even private citizens are lining up to
hear RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.
Herein lies the problem. The BJP is a political party and its leaders are free to
meet and consult anyone and everyone, including the RSS. But, what about bureaucrats
and officials of autonomous institutions who are trying to be in good books of the
Sangh? They should not be looking for Sangh and its chief for favours or policy directions.
It is a disturbing trend. Already, the RSS imprint is becoming more pronounced in
running of the HRD ministry. As things stand and if this trend continues, there is
a possibility that the RSS may become the new National Advisory Council (NAC) and
Mohan Bhagwat its Sonia Gandhi. Development of dual power centres have not proved
good in the long run. Sooner or later, there is bound to be a tussle. The onus is
completely on the Prime Minister. He needs to dispel the impression that if the RSS
wanted something to be done, it would be very hard for the government to ignore it.
These are still early days. How Modi handles the RSS may decide his legacy and the
future of his government. As of now, the government has changed but some remnant
of diarchy is there. The quest for RSS-free BJP continues.
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A border area that needs attention
Through the column of your esteem newspaper, I on behalf of common people of Singa
- Gelling Circle would like to highlight few genuine grievances in Arunachal Times.
The issues highlighted here have been already submitted to the Deputy Commissioner
Upper Siang on dated 7th November' 2014. The people of Singa circle have verbally
conveyed the following grievances to him on 22nd October 2014 during his visit at
Singa. The DC has assured the Gaon Burahs & common peoples of Singa to resolve the
issues as early as possible.
Sub Centre Singa:- SC Singa is short of staffs, currently only one Health Assistant
(HA) is posted there. There is severe threat to the health & life especially for
pregnant women & her child, due to lack of medical attention. The people of Singa
Circle request the Karuna Trust Group to kindly post 2 Staff Nurse & 1 HA as early
as possible considering the intensity of the problem.
Issue of PH E staff: - Singa Circle has no PHE staff to ensure supply of timely &
safe drinking water to every household, which is the main reason why the people of
Singa Circle are suffering from water borne disease which is a serious concern.
Therefore, the people of Singa Circle highly request the concerned Department to
post 4 staff at Singa Circle out of which 2 may be posted at Singa Camp, in order
to ensure supply of clean, safe & drinkable water. We hope the department will look
into the matter when the Nation is high on Swatch Bharat Abhiyan.
The Landing Ground (LG) & dropping zone of Singa Camp has not seen maintenance since
last 5 years due to which in 2013, the pilot accidentally drooped things upon the
PWD JE quarter Singa & destroyed the quarter along with the DSPT phone. Therefore,
the people of Singa camp highly request the PWD department to post staff immediately
for maintenance of the LG & dropping zone so that such incident does not occur in
future. We also request them to restore the DSPT phone as early as possible.
Issue of MSDP fund 2014-15:- the people of Singa-Geling Circle are not satisfied
with the execution of developmental activities done so far. Therefore, we the people
of Singa-Gelling Circle highly request the Deputy Commissioner Upper Sinag to appoint
the BDO Office Payindem as the sole executing agency for MSDP scheme for the Year
2014-2015. Issue of the Pawan hans seat quota: - The people of Singa Circle-highly
request the Deputy Commissioner Upper Siang & Govt, of A.P to keep 5 seats reserved
for the people of Singa Circle for the Pawan Hans service respectively from Naharlagun,
Pasighat & Yingkiong considering the problem faced by the people of Singa Circle
due to non availability of road & transportation.
The name of the Game
Referring to the editorial “Lack of professionalism hurting growth of football” published
in your daily on November 11, 2014 let me firstly congratulate Todo United FC on
their famous win over Mohun Bagan Football Club. While the euphoria is on, I hope
I am not a party pooper here.
Footballing greats and legends all over the world including the likes of Peles, Ronaldinhos
and our own Indian legend I M Vijayan etc. were able to make it big despite enormous
personal obstacles and lack of opportunities because they loved football from their
heart and had the dream to play professional leagues and become world champions.
Love for the ball has always been there among our youths but unfortunately, the youths
of Arunachal never had the motivations and the dreams to play at bigger stages because
football itself was never big in India. However, now that Indian Super League has
revolutionized the footballing scene in India, our youths can dream of “been there,
done that”. Parents too can now support and encourage their kids to play football
because it can now be a profession/employment. Paisa bolta hai!
Another aspect that is crucial for success in any sports is the culture of the game
itself. Arunachal never had. It has to now create the culture and discipline which
guides and motivates the young players. We have seen enough how child prodigies of
the game end up being drunkards, wasting their skills to parties and in being small
town fallen celebrities. The Football and Players Associations have begun to inculcate
discipline among players. Kudos to them! The ‘crorepatis’ of Arunachal can patron
clubs that are run in a professional manner rather than just sponsoring/organising
‘memorial cups’. They can help built a culture of professional football in the State.
That leaves us to the point as to how much can or should the State do. Well, ideally
not but since Arunachal is still a nascent State a lot depends on the State. While
being realistic, here is the wish list; mini stadiums in every district, football
academies in at least 4 districts, induction of qualified sports teachers in schools,
and training/exposure tour for the young kids. The recent effort to involve experts
from outside needs to be continued and sufficient sports materials for the school
kids across the State needs to be ensured since many of them still plays barefooted
and kicks around stitched-over balls. Do this and leave the rest to the players and
their love for the game, motivations and dreams.
Need of Marriage law
Long gone are the words of the great philosophers that marriages are made in heaven,
so is the sweet marital bliss. Today if you happen to look around your locality,
one happens to see lots and lots of divorces, second, third, fourth marriages. You
really don't know when your dear ones will be dumped by so called sadist. There are
so many people around who in garb of raising family marry again and again. They try
to defy all odds to fulfil their lust. These people just don't realise the fact that
how much they are willingly hurt their dear ones. Some people try and blame it as
customary. But tell me where the documentations are. No customs in any civilisation
permits to bully ones family. To me, the whole explanation is farce, it’s just lust.
We all must have witnessed the grief stricken families who really never recovered
from their state of being left away by their dear ones. It's just disgusting to see
all those sadist try and legalise their second, third, fourth marriages. Try what,
they may, I think it's irreparable.
The damage has been done and it will take long long time to heal. If at all it happens,
I am sure a scar deep inside is going to stay behind and any wheel of justice cannot
erase the scar. So many times, organisations have come up to abolish polygamy from
the face of our state. I might be wrong, but to me no organisations have taken the
issue seriously. Instead of creating dramas, I suggest the organisations to ask the
legislative assembly to directly amend Hindu Marriage Act in our state. Tribal laws
are good but not really inspiring and commendable. All these village level guidelines
are revocable by any wealthy individual. So a prime marriage law is needed in the
state to get rid of these social evil, otherwise one day every family in our state
will bleed. If our state is heaven, then there are tears in heaven.
Dr. K jonnom
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