ITANGAR, Nov 7: The three-day 16th Unifest programme of RGU ended today with distribution
prizes to the representatives of the four houses who came victorious in the field
of literary, sports and cultural events.
The four houses were named after four famous and great personalities, namely Mandela,
Radhakrishnan, Lenin and Dying Ering.
After an intense competition among the four houses, Lenin House emerged as the overall
winner of the XVI UniFest. Radhakrishnan house finished as Runners up while Mandela
House was adjudged as the ‘Most Disciplined House’.
Dr Tasi Kaye, Dean Students Welfare expressed happiness over successful organization
of the UniFest.
Dr. J.C Soni, senior most professor, Department of Education, spoke on group work,
discipline and skills. He stressed on the importance of socialization among the students
of different disciplines which will help build a permanent relationships among them.
He concluded with the quote, “Every ounce of moral experience is worth a pound of
The senior most professor N.C Roy, dept of economics, in-charge vice chancellor congratulated
the students and wished them a successful future.(Reported by Mass Comm students,
APCC hits back at BJP
ITANAGAR, Nov 7: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has reacted strongly
to the statement of BJP National Secretary Ram Madhav, who stated that the ruling
Congress Government in the state was under intensive care unit (ICU).
In a strongly worded press statement, APCC asked the BJP to get their own house in
order first instead of poking nose into other’s affairs.
APCC said that not the state government but the BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre
was in ICU.
“What the Central Government has done to contain the rising intolerance, hatred and
insecurity among the minorities in the country and North Eastern states. Why is every
intellectual, scientist, academician, artist, entertainment star returning their
national awards? Is it not that the Central Govt. is in ICU now?, the party said.
“How can the BJP install an alternative government with its 11 MLAs when there is
a popularly elected government in the state? Does not it indicate that the Congress
dissident group is being sponsored and sheltered by the BJP? APCC questioned.
“Ram Madhav must remember that the Congress-led Govt. in the state is a popularly
elected Govt. and all developmental activities are going on smoothly under the leadership
of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki,” the party said.
APCC alleged that some Congress MLAs are being kept under duress in Delhi by BJP
with an intention to destabilize the democratically elected Congress Government in
the state. APCC demanded immediate ‘release’ of those MLAs.
With regards to airport issue, APCC said that the proposed Green Field Airport at
Hollongi was one among the massive economic package announced by the former Prime
Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh during his visit to the State in 2008.
It is the policy decision of the central govt. to construct airport at every State
capital in India. The airport must be built whosoever may be the ruler at Centre,
the party added.
Hunli for a Drug addiction free society
HUNLI, Nov 7: An awareness programme on ills of opium and drug abuse was conducted
by the Lower Dibang Valley District Administration at Hunli today. SDO Hunli, Jally
Umpo called upon all conscious citizens to unitedly combat the challenge of drug
abuse. While informing that the District Administration is committed to do whatever
it takes to save the society from drug addiction, she appreciated the panchayat functionaries
and youth for rendering their support.
Art of Living teacher, Dr. Rama Tewari assured all present that the Art of Living
will be willing to partner the cause and render whatever assistance is required to
help the Hunli subdivision to come out of the problem. ZPM, Hunli-Desali, Mama Miso
lauded the Hunli general administration for conducting the much needed awareness
campaign. He exhorted all to join hands and appealed the young and old alike to give
up opium and drug abuse.
Chairperson of the Hunli-Desali Anchal Samity, Choya Miso and ASM of New Elope, Amuli
Umpe also spoke in the programme. ASMs Jona Miso, Joyte Miso, Roto Mega and Beta
Mimi along with women panchayat functionaries Elipe Mili, Lumi Mimi, and Emungo Mito
also voiced their concerns.
Panchayat leaders, GBs, government officials, students and local people attended
the programme in large numbers.
Preserve glory of JNC, says Moyong
PASIGHAT, Nov 7: Hill Top Radiance’15 -- the Jawaharlal Nehru College Day celebrations
concluded on Friday evening.
Lauding the students of JNC in the occasion, Pasighat East MLA, Kaling Moyong said
that JNC is pride of the state that has vibrant academic voyage, witnessing spectacular
achievements like Grade A accreditation from NAAC and UGC recognition as the “College
with Potential for Excellence”. Advising students Moyong said that education should
not be limited to classroom, and students must be good in study and should excel
in all fields’. The college has indeed helped all its students to maintain a balance
between excellence and social responsibility. He urged the college fraternity to
preserve the hard-earned prestige and add glory to the NAAC accredited A Grade JNC
to make it a college with a difference.
The MLA also called upon the JNC family to contribute with religiosity to the making
of Pasighat as the dream Smart City of India.
East Siang ZPC Kaling Dai and JNC Principal Tayek Talom also spoke on the occasion.
Prizes for all Literary, Cultural and Games & Sports competitions were given out
during the function. DIPRO
APYC, Seva Dal demand action
ITANAGAR, Nov 7: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Seva Dal (APCSD) and Arunachal Pradesh
Youth Congress (APYC) appealed to the party high command to take stern disciplinary
against those MLAs who will be found absent during the CLP meeting to be held on
The State Seva Dal and APYC in a joint press statement said that those MLAs, who
are still camping in Delhi, must tender their resignation. The public didn't elect
them for staying in Delhi. They better resign and let new leaders take their place,
the press statement said.
Alleging that dissident activities are being sponsored by the BJP, the State Seva
Dal and the youth wing of the Congress party said that such dissident activities
are detrimental to development of the state.
AACWA urges CE&ST staff to
function from Ita office
ITANAGAR, Nov 7: The All Arunachal Contractors Welfare Association (AACWA) has called
on the staffs of Itanagar Division office of the Assistant Commissioner Central Excise
and Service Tax, Govt of India to perform their duty at the division office only.
Expressing strong resentment over the absence of the Assistant Commissioner Central
Excise and Service Tax and its staffs at the Itanagar Division office, the AACWA
stated that the office was established for working of the contractor matters of Arunachal
It stated that the staffs of this division office are functioning from Tezpur division
office although being posted at Itanagar and they make calls to contractor of Arunachal
Pradesh regarding service matters and ask them to come at Tezpur office for pending
Urging the department staffs to immediately come to its division office, the AACWA
stated of taking action for the interest of state.
It also appealed the contractors and related institutes to not go to Tezpur office
for any discussion with official regarding the service tax matter.
ANYA condemns Governor’s statement
ITANAGAR, Nov 7: The All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) strongly condemned Governor
of Arunachal Pradesh J P Rajkhowa for writing letter to the Prime Minister for scrapping
the proposed Greenfield Airport at Hollongi and up-gradation of Lilabari Airport
The Governor must not forget that he is the Constitutional Head of Arunachal Pradesh.
It is his first and foremost duty and responsibility to think betterment and development
of the state. If he is keen to the development of Assam, he should have been the
Governor of Assam not Arunachal Pradesh,” ANYA said in a release.
ANYA also strongly condemned the Leader of Opposition Tamiyo Taga for giving ‘wrong’
suggestion to the Governor. We did not expect such unwanted, anti-Arunachal and anti-development
activities from our Leader of Opposition since he is also duty bound to think for
the betterment and development of Arunachal Pradesh,” ANYA said.
ANYA said that 50% of the total project cost of the airport is the compensation money
and this huge amount of land compensation was due to “bogus” and “unfair” preparation
of estimate by the State Government. This has resulted in halt of file processing
by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, GOI for Hollongi Airport Project, ANYA claimed.
The total cost of the airport is Rs 1100 crore out of which Rs 500 crore will go
for land compensation only.
“If the concern authorities were responsible enough the compensation amount would
not have risen so high,” ANYA said, and urged the State Government for re-estimation
of compensation amount by appointing an ‘honest’ and efficient officers like Talo
Potom, ADM cum CEO in public interest.
Meanwhile, ANYA informed that the proposed 24-hr Capital Complex Bandh from 5 am
of November 9 has been deferred and rescheduled from November 13 (5 am) to November
14 (5 am) due to Open Examination, Diwali Festival and some unavoidable circumstances.
ITANAGAR, Nov 7: Congratulating the horticulturist Debia Sanka for winning the national
award for growing large cardamom recently, Spice Board of India (SBI) member Dr Hatobin
Mai today said the state’s agri/horticulture potential was duly recognized with the
SBI has awarded Sanka of Radhpu village under Lower Subansiri with a trophy and cash
award of Rs 25,000 in recognition of high large cardamom productivity during 2014-15.
Encouraging the farmers to take up cash crops, Dr Mai further said the Board is always
ready to provide logistic support beside subsidy.
NHPC felicitates SMCs
ITANAGAR, Nov 7: The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) Ltd., Subansiri
Lower Porject, Gerukamukh felicitated various school management committees of Assam
and Arunachal Pradesh for successfully constructing sanitary toilets funded by NHPC
in their respective schools.
The programme was organized to mark the 41st Raising Day of the NHPC.
Under this National Mission, NHPC constructed 3129 toilets in more than 2703 schools
across 11 districts of Assam and two districts of Arunachal Pradesh benefitting around
2 lakh students.
More than 3000 representatives of SMCs from around 1300 schools of Assam attended
the felicitation ceremony.
Appreciation certificates commending the efforts of the school management committees
was presented on behalf of NHPC by Rakesh, Executive Director, SLHEP to all the
schools during the program.
Visit to project sites was also arranged for interested participants to have them
a first hand experience of the project activities.
Inaugurating the program earlier in the day, Executive Director (SLHEP) Rakesh lauded
the SMCs of all the schools for their overwhelming response in the construction of
NHPC-funded toilets in their schools under Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan.
Students conduct social service at GH campus
ITANAGAR, Nov 7: Hundreds of students today conducted a social service with the theme
‘keep your surrounding clean’ at Naharlagun General Hospital campus today. The social
service was organized by the All East Kameng Capital Complex Students’ Welfare Association
(AEKCCSWA) in collaboration with All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) with
an aim to bring awareness on healthy living and healthy environment. Some medical
staff also participated in the social service.
While lauding the voluntary activities of the students, the General Hospital Superintendent
Dr. K. Ete said the clean-up drive conducted by the students in the hospital
campus is very much appreciable.
Meanwhile, AAPSU IPR secretary Lota Singhi expressed surprise over the accumulation
of garbage in hospital campus. He stressed on the need of maintaining cleanliness
in and around hospital for healthy environment for the patients.
Informing that MRI and CT scan machines which were procured to install in general
hospital have been shifted to R K Mission, AAPSU urged the authority to bring back
the machineries to general hospital. It is injustice to the poor and downtrodden
patients who visit the general hospital for treatment with reasonable price, the
DBC College week concludes
ITANAGAR, Nov 7: The College Week celebration of Don Bosco College Itanagar, concluded
with a glittering function today.
Prof. Tomo Riba, Dept. of Geography, Rajiv Gandhi University, Dean, faculty of Environmental
Science, who attended concluding function, said that gain and loss are part and parcel
of our life. One should learn to accept them gracefully. He advised the students
to build strong moral character and become worthy citizens to serve the society.
Dr. (Fr.) Nicholas, Principal, DBC, was also attended the concluding day function.
Out of the four houses, Phoenix came first with 5573 points, followed by Canopus,
Orion and Draco at second, third and fourth position.
DC interacts with VKV students
ROING, Nov 7: Lower Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner, Ravi Dhawan interacted with
the Class XI and XII students of VKV Roing today. He advised the students that discipline
is the only mantra for success.
The DC also answered the questions raised by the students. During the course of interaction,
he recalled his preparation for Civil Service exams and motivated the children to
pursue their study sincerely.
Quiz competition marks 5th day
of Itanagar Festival
ITANAGAR, Nov 7: The fifth day of the Itanagar Festival, 2015 witnessed a total 24
children aged between 8-12 from Donyi Polo Vidhya Bhawan, Itanagar, KV-I and Little
Rose Academy, Naharlagun battle it out in a quiz competition at IG Park here on Saturday
Apart from the children the spectators were also given a change to participate in
the quiz as the questions which were left unanswered were passed on to the crowd
which made the event even more interesting.
The events lined up for Super Sunday includes an Extempore Speech Competition while
the main event would be a fashion show by Designer Utpal Khanikar from Assam who
was successful enough to grab the limelight in the recently held North East Fashion
From Pan-East Trade Expo for the shopaholics to Sumo Fight and Water Ball for adventure
sport lovers, the Itanagar Festival, 2015 promises to be a one stop platform for
all as people gear ups for the upcoming Diwali festival.
Tassie Chinging from Donyi Polo was adjudged the winner of the competition, Chau
Sheambi Enling, KV I and Tage Sanda from Donyi Polo settled for the second place
as the duo scored the same points.
State Govt has no role in shifting of
airport project: Spokesperson
ITANAGAR, Nov 7: The state Government today said that it has no role in the shifting
of the green field airport project from Karsingsa to Hollongi, nor has any say in
Reacting to statement of Governor J P Rajkhowa that the earlier site of airport at
Karsingsa was abandoned due to vested interests of politicians, Govt spokesperson
Bamang Felix said Governor’s statement “is politically inclined and at the behest
"This is to clarify that the state government has no role in the shifting of the
green field airport from Karsingsa to Holongi nor has any say in its construction.
The statement of Governor J P Rajkhowa that shifting of the said airport has been
motivated with ulterior motives is politically inclined and at the behest of BJP,"
the spokesperson said. Governor's allegation is baseless, he added.
Giving details about site selection for the Greenfield airport project, the Govt
spokesperson disclosed that since the beginning of March 2006 the State Government
has been in favour of establishing the airport at Karsingsa/Banderdewa area. However
in the intervening period of official procedures the Public Investment Board (PIB)
in March 2009 raised some observations due to higher cost on earth work and suggested
for exploring an alternate site. It even suggested using the Lilabari airport instead
of constructing one in Arunachal Pradesh.”
Govt spokesperson further informed that the Ministry of Defence had issued a NOC
on June 12, 2007 for construction of the Greenfield airport at Karsingsa. However,
the NOC had several preconditions that are mandatory for operationalizing the airport.
In the later stages, it was found by the Technical Committee and the concerned departments
that it would be difficult to abide by the preconditions in case the airport was
established at Karsingsa site.
Meanwhile, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) recommended Hollongi as the new site
but the state government wrote to the Union Civil Aviation Ministry on July 20, and
28 and again on December 14, 2011 stating that it has decided to have the airport
at Karsingsa. State Govt in its letters also cited various reasons for choice of
Karsingsa/Banderdewa site as the land requisition in Hollongi would be a cumbersome
process as half the area belongs to private individuals. Moreover, resettlement of
about 400 Chakma and Hajong people residing in Hollongi area would be difficult and
Hollongi site also falls in the disputed inter-state boundary of Arunachal Pradesh
and Assam, which may take time to be resolved. About half the area of the Hollongi
site falls under Durpang Reserve Forest and as such clearance from the concerned
ministry would take time, the spokesperson further informed.
It was followed by a visit of an Inter-Ministerial Committee formed by the Union
Ministry of Civil Aviation to both the sites on May 24, 2012 to make comparative
studies from operational and financial aspects, the spokesperson said.
Making available the copy of the outcome of the meeting convened by the Principal
Secretary to the Prime Minister at South Block, New Delhi on July 9, 2012 on construction
of Greenfield airport at Itanagar, the Govt spokesperson informed that the state
Government officials reiterated the stand of the Government in the meeting to have
the airport at Karsingsa site on the grounds cited above. However, the Principle
Secretary to Prime Minister submitted that the Technical Committee did not recommend
the site at Banderdewa as it is surrounded by hilly terrains besides various other
obstacles like limited scope for future expansion, poor safety environment.
Following the decision taken by the Principal Secretary to the PM in the meeting
to construct the airport at Hollongi, which is final and binding on the state government
as it concerns the safety measures cited by the national technical authority, Commissioner,
Civil Aviation, GoAP wrote a letter to the Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner with a
request to expedite necessary step for acquisition of the proposed land and resettlement
of affected families urgently, the spokesperson added.
MoU inked for Third Party Monitoring of BADP
ITANAGAR, Nov 7: The state planning department has inked MoUs with the NABConS of
NABARD and WAPCOS on Nov 6 for field monitoring of BADP projects in the state.
While representing the Project Planning and Monitoring Division of the Planning Department
of state Govt, Planning Secretary, Sonam Chombay signed the MoUs with the representatives
of NABConS and WAPCOS.
The third party monitors represented their experiences, observations and recommendations
to the state government in a presentation witnessed by Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi,
Finance Commissioner, Satya Gopal, Secretaries and Chief Engineers of various departments.
The BADP projects for Rs.10 lakhs and above implemented by various govt. agencies
in the border blocks of the state for last three financial years - 2013 -14, 2014-15
and 2015-16 shall be monitored by the third party monitors on behalf of the state.
The third party monitors were directed to carry out the monitoring works of BADP
projects before commencement, during progress and after completion of the projects
and to submit the monitoring reports within one year from the date of signing of
Among others, Director (PPM) Planning, Mokir Ori and Joint Director (PPM) Planning,
P. Mishra were present during the occasion.
Earlier, the BADP and SPA projects for 2008-2009 were also monitored by the NEDFi,
NABConS and WAPCOS, stated a release.
5 dead, 4 injured in road accident
CM announces ex-gratia
ITANAGAR, Nov 7: At least five persons were killed and four others injured when the
vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge between
Palizi and Ramda in West Kameng district.
The SUV carrying nine passengers was on its way last evening to Seppa, the district
headquarters of East Kameng district, from Itanagar, local MLA Tapuk Taku said today.
The accident occurred as the vehicle was negotiating a sharp bend, he said, adding
that five persons were killed on the spot.
Taku said that one of the injured has been shifted to Tezpur in a critical condition.
He also informed that he has contacted East Kameng DC SK Singh and the East Kameng
Social Welfare and Cultural Organisation chairman and secretary asking them to extend
all help to the victims.
Confirming the incident, DGP S Nithyanandam said that a police team had rushed to
the spot, which is located 40km from Seppa. The DGP added that the four injured passengers
have been admitted to the district hospital at Seppa.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has expressed shock over the news of the tragic road accident
in East Kameng which claimed five precious lives and left four others critically
While deeply mourning over the deaths in the unfortunate accident, Chief Minister
NabamTuki announced ex-gratia according to norms to each to the next of kith and
kins of the deceased persons.
The CM has also appealed commuters and commercial vehicle drivers to be extra cautious
while driving on the curves of hilly terrains to avoid such kinds of unfortunate
incidences. (PTI/CM Media Cell)
RGU conducts field training on wildlife census technique
ITANAGAR, Nov 7: A week-long field training on wildlife census technique along with
habitat studies and other aspects of biodiversity assessment and for acquaintance
with protected area management for field biologist of the state was conducted at
the D Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary (DEWS) recently.
The training was conducted by the Centre with Potential for Excellence in Biodiversity
(CPEB), Rajiv Gandhi University in coordination with Forest department under the
aegis of University Grant Commission, New Delhi.
Programme Coordinator, Prof. H N Sarma informed DEWS is selected for the programme
as it is one of the well managed protected area in the state which is manned by highly
conservation enthusiastic staffs. It is a unique Wildlife Sanctuary with both aquatic
and terrestrial ecosystem including grassland, riparian and forest ecosystem which
is of only such kind in the state, he said adding that organizing the programme in
the DEWS provides a scope to know and understand the animal diversity along with
various habitat types in the state. Sarma said that the programme is part of an effort
by CPEB, Rajiv Gandhi University to produce skilled human resources in the field
of biodiversity, particularly wildlife biology to study and manage sustainably the
rich bio-resources of the state.
During the programme, animal density study and census technique like transect line,
point count, time species count (TSC) methods and habitat studies training, knowledge
on bird and amphibian diversity, field survey and field identification technique
and use of various birding and amphibian survey field equipments was imparted to
the participants under the supervision of Dr Daniel Mize and Dr. Motilal Yuvraj at
the field. Hands on training on use of GPS, range finder, spotting scope etc, instruments
for the purpose was also imparted to them.
While briefing the participants on management of the D Ering Wildlife Sanctuary,
DFO Tasi Mize advised the participating faculty members and students to persuade
apex social organization of various community of the state for educating people about
sustainable use of bio-resources particularly, wildlife of the state, as people are
more responsive to community-based social organization than forest officials.
Upper Subansiri witnessing positive changes
[ Karda Natam ]
DAPORIJO, Nov 7: In recent times, Upper Subansiri district has witnessed some positive
changes in environment and cleanliness management with people coming out voluntarily
to protect the natural environment and keep their area neat and clean at individual,
organizational and government levels.
A series of activities are being initiated to protect wildlife in the district by
the people of the district, including officers and student community. Such mass initiatives
were rarely seen earlier in the district.
Expressing grave concern over dwindling animal species in local forests, many village
committees issued notification banning hunting of wildlife in their respective jurisdiction.
Bui Youth Welfare Society approached the local administration to issue notification
completely banning hunting, fishing in their area. The Dumporijo administration,
responding positively to the move passed an order strictly prohibiting hunting within
its jurisdiction. Any violation of the prohibitory order will invite legal action
besides hefty fines.
Hunting with firearms had been rampant during the past years in the area, particularly
at night time posing a serious threat to very existence of wildlife.
The society also prohibited any kind of fishing and hunting at Sikkin River and nearby
jungle of Bui village under Gusar circle.
The public, students and government officials of Daporijo are also responding positively
to the call of the district administration to make the town clean and green through
avenue plantation and by organizing cleanliness drive on routine basis.
Deputy Commissioner Komkar Dulom says endeavor to make the district headquarter clean
and green will be continued. The township will wear better look in the next few years,
He also strictly banned selling of wild meat/animals in the district which has resulted
in complete withdrawal of wildlife from the markets of Daporijo. Many persons were
booked for selling wildlife meat in the market illegally. They are currently undergoing
“Nowadays, different species of birds can be seen in the neighborhood, which were
never seen earlier before. He attributed it to community awareness on wildlife,”
said a villager of Jeram village.
“Now people from Daporijo have stopped coming to their village for hunting after
awareness campaign launched by Deputy Commissioner Dulom with help of PRI leaders
Rocky Motu (ZPM), Kursi Kardu (ASM) and senior public.
Earlier, ZPM Motu launched a signature campaign among the villagers wherein more
than 100 signatories pledged to protect and preserve wildlife. Many signatories have
also pledged not to consume wild meat and protect the animals. The local MLA and
many prominent persons have also signed the pledge.
Capital DA carries out eviction drive
ITANAGAR, Nov 7: The Capital Administration today carried out eviction drives to
remove all the unauthorized and illegally dumped construction materials, debris,
sands, bamboos, firewood and private hoardings etc along the Right of Way (RoW) of
the National Highway. The illegal structures, such as ‘Gumtis’ were also dismantled.
The drive was carried out simultaneously in the different locations from Chandranagar
to A- Sector Naharlagun by the respective Executive Magistrates with Police and labourers
from the department of PWD (Highway). Machineries like, JCB and trucks were also
provided by PWD to carry out the drive.
While lauding the magistrates who carried out the drive, Itanagar Capital Complex
Deputy Commissioner Mige Kamki informed that the drive could also be carried out
in other parts in the next phase. The eviction drive was carried out to ease the
movement of traffic as well as pedestrians. Such roadside nuisance not only restricts
free movement of the commuters and the pedestrians contributing more to the traffic
woes but also endanger human life, the DC said.
The Executive Magistrates Jiken Bomjen, M Padung Doke, Tame Yajum, Neelam Teji and
Marina Siram had carried out the eviction drive. DIPRO
ICT building inaugurated
KHONSA, Nov 7: The Gauhati High Court, Itanagar Permanent Bench Joint Registrar,
PB Dutta inaugurated the Information Communication Technology (ICT) building in the
premises of the JMFC Court amidst a huge gathering here today.
In his inaugural address, Dutta said that ICT was sine qua non in all the courts
of the country and the benefit of E-Courts was huge in terms of expediting the cases.
He, however, said that in order to make the ICT truly functional the internet facility
and other logistics must be in place.
While responding to the grievances submitted to him by the JMFC-cum-Civil Judge (Junior
Division) and the Tirap-Changlang-Longding Bar Association, the Joint Registrar said
that the process of recruitment of staff had already been initiated and assured to
take up the important matters raised in the memorandum with the authorities on priority.
JMFC-cum-Civil Judge Damge Niri also threw light on the plethora of problems faced
by the Court in Tirap, Changlang and Longding and urged the Joint Registrar to address
the pressing issues of the judiciary in the said areas with a degree of seriousness.
He said that shortage of staff was the biggest bottleneck in the smooth functioning
of the Court. While expressing happiness over the establishment of the ICT at Khonsa,
Niri underscored the importance of ICT in the aftermath of introduction of E-Court
by the Supreme Court in the country. Stating that the ICT would go a long way in
accelerating the pace of Court proceedings and the litigants and advocates would
be greatly benefited, Niri further said that the ICT would facilitate hearing and
disposal of the many pending cases languishing in different Courts of the country.
Earlier, the President of the Tirap, Changlang and Longding (TCL) Bar Association
advocate Jawang Sumpa put forth the grievances of the Bar Association and implored
the Joint Registrar to address the problems of Tirap judiciary. He also requested
Dutta to impress upon the authorities to establish a new Session Court at Khonsa
for the people of TCL saying that the advocates and poor people find it much difficult
to go to Tezu to attend Courts.
Secretary of TCL Bar Association advocate Damko Moidam also spoke on the occasion.
The meeting was attended by EAC, DDSE, advocates Gulley Sumnyan and Wangtan Wangsu
and other officers.
Dutta, earlier, inspected the Court, Sub-Jail and met the SP and EAC on the same
day and discussed on various matters pertaining to the judiciary in TCL. DIPRO
Tea cultivation popular in boundary areas
of East and West Siang
RUKSIN, Nov 7: Tea leaves which is widely considered a ‘green gold’ has found its
mooring in the foothills and plain lands along Assam-Arunachal boundary area of East
Siang and West Siang.
The commercial horticulturists settled in boundary villages, bereft of any small
scale industry, have now set their eyes on tea based industry. Next to rubber plantation,
tea plantation on foothills and plain lands of Ruksin and Nari-Seren in East Siang
and Dipa and Likabali areas in West Siang district has taken off signaling economic
boon among the rural farmers. The farmers, using the existing feasibility of tea
plantation, are growing small tea gardens and enhancing tea productivity in the state.
As many as 50 farmers in Ruksin, Nari-Seren and bordering Jonai (Assam) have grown
small tea gardens, while tea plantation activities in Nari-Seren and Dimow-Dipa areas
are reportedly under progress.
The tea planters’ of the area have constituted separate unions in the name of “Small
Tea Growers Association”. The Siang Tea Industries (P) Ltd is providing technical
feedback to small tea growers of the region. It has been conducting periodic training
on tea plantation and its maintenance of the tea bushes and encouraging them for
enhancing their economy through tea cultivation in scientific way.
The small tea growers of Ruksin and Jonai (Assam) areas also formed a Self Help Group
with former Tea Planter Nyodek Yonggam as its chairman, who has published a series
of guide books and handed over to the new tea planters. Yonggam, a native of Oyan
village in East Siang district has bagged special appreciation from Arunachal Governor
for tea plantation and other social welfare activities. He has developed a tea garden
inside his farm house covering an area of 10 hectares and having regular production.
Get ready for the 2nd Orange
Festival of Adventure and Music
ITANAGAR, Nov 7: The second edition of ‘Orange Festival of Adventure and Music’ (OFAM)
will be held at Dambuk Village of Lower Dibang Valley district from December 15 to
This year the Orange Festival returns in a bigger avatar after the unprecedented
success of the first edition last year.
OFAM established itself in its first edition as India’s premier festival dedicated
to an unusual variety of adventure sports and contemporary music. This year the festival
will witness the first 4x4 off-roading championships besides high adrenaline sports,
like river rafting, dirt cycling, trail running, ATV rides in the forest and everyone’s
favourite ziplining, bungee jumping, paintballing. To add to the fun, there will
be a replica army training set up and jungle obstacle course. Local tribal dances
of various tribes and adjoining states will be another main attraction of the festival.
Visitors may also opt for angling or bicycle riding around the beautiful and serene
This year’s festival will also see a spectacular array of bands from all over the
country. The highlights of the festival will be American singer-songwriter legend
Joseph Arthur (USA). India's greatest contemporary rock acts are coming together
at the festival.
The lineup so far includes Grammy Nominee Lama Tashi (Arunachal Pradesh), YouTube
sensation FAADU (Delhi), Lou Majaw (Shillong), Neel & The Lightbulbs (Kolkata), Guru
Rewben (Manipur), Dossers Urge (Meghalaya), Ganesh Talkies (Kolkata), Alisha Batth
(Punjab),We the Giants (Nagaland), Your Chin (Mumbai) and many more.
The icing on the cake for this fun filled and adventurous festival will be the campsite
within the orange orchard on the banks of the River Sirki flanked by the Himalayas.
This is where the visitors can lay under the stars and breathe in the serenity of
nature. The campsite will also have a social area complete with a bonfire, bar, and
a variety of eats and treats.
The festival was conceptualised in 2014 by Abu Tayeng, Bureaucrat by profession and
adventureous at heart. The idea behind the festival was to bring in people from all
over the world to explore the wild natural beauty of the place and experience the
local way of life and culture in an absolutely untouched destination. It is supported
by the local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Gum Tayeng. The festival now enjoys
the support of the Department of Tourism, Arunachal Pradesh and has been included
in the state calendar of events and also supported by MTV Indies, JK Tyres and Decathlon.
The festival is being produced by Phoenix Rising Event Management. This is the same
team behind the world-famous Ziro Festival of Music that has successfully put Arunachal
Pradesh on the world map.
An untouched and unexplored serene village, Dambuk is worth a visit and the festival
will only be an excuse to discover this beautiful land.
Around 2500 enthusiasts including participants from 10 countries with a discerning
taste and interests in adventure, music, food and culture of Arunachal Pradesh are
expected during the festival. This number will be supplemented by the local population
of over 50000 people.
Consultative meeting on Job Mela held with PRIs
PASIGHAT, Nov 7: The first ever consultative meeting with PRIs to discuss the implementation
of the Chief Minister’s skill based training-cum-employment guarantee programme for
unemployed youths was held at the DIC conference hall here under the chairmanship
of the Deputy Director of Industries, M Jamoh.
Addressing the ZPMs, DDI Jamoh informed that the scheme envisages empowering youths
to provide appropriate vocational trainings and job to fill up vacancies in private
As per the scheme, a job mela is scheduled to be held at District Industry Center,
Pasighat on Nov 18. Unemployed youths should avail this opportunity and register
their names. They should physically attend the Job Mela selection rally on Nov 18
and after selection the necessary expenditure for journey, food and lodging etc for
the training period would be borne by the state government. On behalf of the state
government the DDI urged individuals to prepare themselves to expand their horizons
and step out of their hometowns to avail employment opportunities.
ZPC Kaling Dai and ZPMs Okom Yosung, O Perme, Osi Tatak, Tajing Taki, Namuk Taloh
and Takir Kakki in their addresses said it was an innovative scheme and assured career
progression for the unemployed youths and after completion of their respective trainings
many have been absorbed in private companies and leading good life.
All the PRI leaders assured to spread awareness in the society so that maximum youths
could avail the benefits of the scheme. However, expressing their dissatisfaction,
the PRI leaders informed that it is reported that the Vocational Training Providers
(VTPs) sometime forcibly change trades of the trainees violating the government’s
instructions. The concerned authority should ensure that it is not repeated this
time and special preventive measures should be taken care for safety and security
of girls. DIPRO
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan at Rani
PASIGHAT, Nov 7: As a part of the central government’s Clean India Mission, All Rani
Students Union (ARSU) of East Siang, with the help of young school children, PRI
members, school teachers and local villagers today launched ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’
and took a pledge to keep their village and its surrounding clean and green.
Launching the Abhiyan, Ruksin ADC, T. Pada urged the students, gaon burahs and local
villagers to continue the cleaning programme and develop greenery for creation of
healthy environment in the area.
Welcoming the participants, Sille-Oyan block ZPM, Tajing Taki pleaded the people
to take up organic farming and cultivation activities.
Ruksin EAC, Orin Lego, who briefed on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, said the mission was
a central government intuitive launched in October last year with an objective to
make the country clean and green within five years.
Attending the programme, Pasighat ADC Deepak Shinde urged the villagers to use sanitary
toilet and safe water. Referring public mobilization campaign on ‘Smart City’ project
at Pasighat, Shinde emphasized on development of green field in the area, which is
located in close proximity to Pasighat headquarter.
The students later conducted cleaning programme in and around Rani village Community
Hall, National Highway-52 and along the rural roads.
Veteran Football Cup
FC Ziro, Arunachal Unified FC win
YAZALI, Nov 7: Veterans FC Ziro and Arunachal Unified FC registered wins at the inaugural
day of the Veterans Football Cup that began here today.
Organized by the Yazali-based event management firm ‘Hangover Group’, the tournament,
which entered its second edition this year was born out of a casual conversation
between three friends- Baath Vicky, Taba Dol and Toko Soni- two years ago.
Inspired by the Football World Cup, the trio decided to get together and hold a tournament
for former football players from Lower Subansiri district. As founding member and
assistant engineer (power) Yazali division Soni explained in his address today, the
tournament hopes “believes in giving veteran footballers not satisfied with their
past achievements a second chance”. He also said that it gives them an opportunity
to boost their fitness.
The two matches played today were proof that these players may have quit the game
professionally but the zeal lives on.
The first match saw E&K’s take on Veterans FC Ziro in a match that was more or less
evenly matched. Players from both teams huffed and puffed in search of the first
goal of the tournament but it was Hage Hanya of Ziro who broke the deadlock in the
Coming in from the left side of the field, Hanya broke through the defence and put
a goal in with his left leg at an almost zero angle.
Just moments later, Toko Bulbul almost levelled play but his headed attempt went
wide and missed the target.
Several opportunities came for both teams to put the ball in the back of the net
but the match ended with the men from Ziro walking away victors.
The second match between Arunachal Unified FC and Yazali United FC was a one-sided
affair with the visitors running riot 2-0.
The first 15 minutes of the match was keenly contested as players battled for the
ball, with a few strong tackles being made. However, as the match progressed the
skills and experience of the AUFC players began to show as they dictated play. While
the first half failed to produce any goals, in the second half AUFC scored two goals
and dominated the rest of the match.
Neelam John gave his team the lead in the 39th minute of the match thanks to exquisite
passing that was reminiscent of the ‘Tiki-Taka’ style of playing marked by FC Barcelona.
Things turned for the worst just two minutes later when Taja Bonung doubled the lead
from outside the box. A powerful shot from Bonung saw the ball headed for the left
corner, the goalkeeper unable to even move.
A total of eight teams are participating in the tournament which Lower Subansiri
deputy commissioner Kanki Darang called a “one of a kind” event. DDSE Yumlam Tana
also lauded the organisers stating that people should play even if they are past
their prime to maintain their fitness levels.