Jamoh inspects ongoing projects
PASIGHAT, Nov 13: Parliamentary Secretary for Industries and Horticulture, Tatung
Jamoh inspected the ongoing road construction from NH 52 to Industrial Growth Center,
Niglok funded under TFC. He was also updated of the pavement works in progress. Jamoh
informed that government has sanctioned Rs. 2 crores for the project and expressed
happiness over the work progress.
Jamoh was accompanied by DCC President Takom Mize, EE (PWD) T Jamoh, DDI M Jamoh,
ZPM Tajing Taki and prominent leader Tasung Saroh.
During the daylong programme, the Parliamentary Secretary also took stock of the
re-carpeting works of Mirem-Mikong-Jonai road being carried out under SPA and also
construction of the teachers’ quarter near Debing Primary School.
At all places, Jamoh urged the executing agencies to maintain quality and durability.
At the same time, he appealed the people to extend their cooperation in the development
process. The leaders should be proactive in spreading awareness on CM’s various flagship
programmes amongst the people so that they can avail maximum benefits.
Jamoh also informed that a Job Mela is scheduled to be held at District Industries
Center, Pasighat on Nov 18th. He appealed the unemployed youths to obtain forms during
working hours and avail the opportunity and register their names. They should physically
attend the Job Mela selection rally and after selection the necessary expenditure
for to and fro journey and food and lodging etc for the training period would be
borne by the government, he said. DIPRO
Paph Meder Nello Foundation Day observed
ITANAGAR, Nov 13: The 9th Foundation Day of Paph Meder Nello was observed with various
programmes at Paph-Nenchanlyang, Ziro on November 12 last. The day also coincided
with the 1st Death Anniversary of Late Kago Sera, founder of Paph Meder Nello. Members
of Nello paid rich floral tributes to the portrait of Late Sera and observed two-minute
silence in his honor.
Speaking on the occasion, former chairman of Danyi-Piilo Society, Ziro, Mudang Elyu
recalled the valuable contribution of Lt. Sera in the initial of Meder Nello movement
and asked the members to preserve their age-old traditional culture and customs and
imbibe the path shown by him.
The programme include dance, Aayu and Pikey-pilla competitions.
The Hija Artists and Literary Forum (HALF) also observed Lt Sera’s death anniversary,
who was a renowned lyricist and founder member of HALF at GHSS, Hija amidst
a huge gathering of well wishers and family members.
Addressing the gathering, AYA President, Taku Chatung remembered the contribution
of Late Sera to the Society as a social worker, priest and lyricist. He also released
an audio album titled “Hits of Kago Sera" on the occasion.
DoKAA signs MoU with CCF
TAWANG, Nov 13: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed yesterday at the state
capital between the Department of Karmik and Adhyatmik (Chos-Rig) Affairs, represented
by Secretary, DoKAA and the Chedug Charitable Foundation, represented by Lama Sherap.
The state government provided a Corpus Fund of Rs 50 Lakhs to Chedug Charitable Foundation,
Lumla, in presence of Parliamentary Secretary for RWD and Lumla MLA Jambey Tashi,
Director DoKAA Karma Leki, Asstt.Director and Supdtt. DoKAA.
Jambey Tashi appreciated the noble gesture of Chief minister Nabam Tuki, who is also
the minister In charge of DoKAA for the upliftment and education of poor, downtrodden,
orphans and destitute children in backward areas.
"A similar Corpus fund of Rs. 1 Crore was also provided to another charitable organisation,
Jamtse Gatsel Children’s Community, Lumla. The Corpus fund materialized due to the
constant and untiring effort of Jambey Tashi", informed DoKAA Assistant Director
"These Educational Institutions have been set up in the Dhakpaneng area, one of the
most backward areas of Tawang, to provide finest education, especially to the Orphans,
destitute and downtrodden children", he added.
Buoyed with the development, DoKAA Chairman Jambey Wangdi expressed optimism that
the education scenerio in the Dhakpaneng area will get extreme boost and the Children
will march forth and excel in the platform of Literacy. (Tawang Vigilance)
AAPBSU against inclusion of refugees in compensation list
ITANAGAR, Nov 13: The All Arunachal Pradesh Border Students’ Union (AAPBSU) has condemned
the state government and district administration for inclusion of Chakma and Hajong
refugees into the compensation list of Greenfield Airport Project, Hollongi.
In a release, the AAPBSU demanded the state government to conduct re-assessment of
the entire land owners in the proposed Greenfield Airport, Hollongi because refugees
have been included in the current compensation list which is not acceptable for the
indigenous people of state.
Stating that inclusion of refugees into compensation list is threat to the indigenous
people of the state, the release also requested the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh
to issue necessary instructions to the state government to conduct re-assessment
of beneficiaries of the proposed Greenfield Airport, Hollongi.
AAPBSU stated it is very unfortunate and disheartening to know that the notification
issued by Deputy Commissioner Papum Pare on Nov 11 has listed 233 Chakma and Hajong
refugees as land affected people for the Greenfield Airport Project, Hollongi out
of the 409 people. Even when other citizens of India other than APST have no right
to acquire land within the state territory, then how the foreigners like Chakma and
Hojong refugees had the right to possess land, it questioned.
Orgs condemn Governor’s stand
ITANAGAR, Nov 13: NEFA Indigenous Human Rights Organization (NIHRO), Global Human
Rights Organization (GHRO) and Arunachal Citizens Rights (ACR) have expressed their
concerns on the role of the state Governor J.P Rajkhowa with regards to the development
issues of Arunachal, particularly recommending for scrapping of the proposed Greenfield
Airport at Hollongi.
In a joint release, the organisations stated that the constitutional value of institution
like Raj Bhawan has been completely damaged by the incumbent Governor and development
slogan “Team Arunachal” coined by the then Governor JJ Singh has been lost. In the
light of above points, JP Rajkhowa should voluntarily resign from the post of the
Governor, said a release.
IMA state chapter formed
ITANAGAR, Nov 13: Arunachal Pradesh finally found its name active in the Indian Medical
Association (IMA) with the formal constitution of Arunachal Pradesh state chapter
of Indian Medical Association on November 11 with the constitution of its new executive
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) is the national organization of “Doctors of
Modern Scientific System of Medicine”, with its headquarter at New Delhi and was
formed in 1928.
ATYO calls off bandh
[ Karda Natam ]
DAPORIJO, Nov 13: All Tagin Youth Organization (ATYO) has called off its proposed
36-hr bandh call after the Organization has been assured of fulfilling its demands
by various authorities.
ATYO informed that a meeting was held today at the chamber of Upper Subansiri Deputy
Commissioner wherein representatives of TK Engineering Consortium, BSNL, SBI were
In the meeting, the representative from M/s TK Engineering Consortium have assured
to start the maintenance of Daporijo to Ziro road and Daporijo to Basar road from
the month of November onwards.
ATYO was told in the meeting that spot verification/survey for opening a new SBI
branch at Dumporijo has been done and installation of two more ATM booth in Daporijo
town will start from the next month.
On the other hand, the BSNL authority has assured to install two more towers (base
transceiver stations (BTS) in the town for the better service and already surveyed
the cable line to be installed, informed ATYO.
NSUI donates for little Archim
ITANAGAR, Nov 13: National Student’s Union of India (NSUI) State Vice-President Jotam
Toko Hannan came forward to donate an amount for a little girl Archim Kri who is
currently undergoing treatment at New Delhi. Little Archim belongs to Anjaw district
in Arunachal Pradesh.
‘Man caught red handed selling stolen Mithuns’
ITANAGR, Nov 13: The All Capital Complex Mithun Longte Association informed that
a person was caught red handed while selling 2 nos. of stolen Mithuns at Domi village
under Jullang Panchayat on November 8 last who later admitted his fault and was also
pardoned in a local mel organized on November 10 last.
Meanwhile, the association has appealed all the people of Capital Complex not to
purchase Mithun without verifying the real owner from them.
Capital Complex lift 14th Tang Memorial Football Trophy
ITANAGAR, Nov 13: Capital Complex lifted the 14th Tadar Tang Memorial State Level
Football Trophy defeating Arunachal Pradesh Police by solitary goal in the final
The all important goal was scored by Gyamar Kuku in 47th minutes.
Biri Pada and Gyamar Sangkio both from Capital Complex were declared as the Best
Player and Best Goalkeeper of the Tournament.
Gubenso Drai of APP became the highest scorer with 6 goals in his kitty.
State Information Commissioner and Indian Weightlifting Federation Joint Secretary
Abraham K Techi witnessed the final to encourage the player.
State boxers selected for
ITANAGAR, Nov 13: Arunachal Amateur Boxing Association has selected seven boxers
for the up coming 61st National Senior Men’s Boxing Championship to be held in Hyderabad
from November 28 to December 4.
The selected players are Kumar Beyong (49kg), Marking Natung (52kg), Aadu Mili
(56 kg), Arun Kr. Limbu (60 kg), Gumin Gara (64 kg), Chai Hajj (69 kg), Techi Sanjay
The team will be led by Coach Pronamika Borah.
Poor quality CC road work causes concern
ITANAGAR, Nov 13: The PWD department is in the process to construct 22.76 kilometer
of Cement Concrete road in the capital complex. According to recent departmental
press statement, the works for construction of 13.35 km has already been completed.
However serious questions are being raised over the quality of work. In many places
the CC roads have started to wear out. Further they have not been able to withstand
this year’s monsoon fury.
The CC roads are expected to have a life of around 20 years. However in Capital Complex
they are getting destroyed very quickly. In Abotani colony, Itanagar, the recently
constructed CC road has started to wear out and are posing difficulty for the road
users. Similar complaints have been pouring in from several parts of the Capital
Complex. It looks like the work qualities have been compromised with by the concern
department due to which roads are starting to get destroyed. Strangely, the department
did not feel the importance and need for construction of drain. The absence of proper
drainage system will further damage CC pavement road.
The CC road constructed few years ago in between state library and office of tourism
department near Ganga has also got destroyed. It is unfortunate that PWD is misusing
public fund by compromising with the work quality.
Recently Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and capital MLA Techi Kaso visited ongoing CC
road project at Naharlagun and had expressed satisfaction over progress of work.
Will they make similar visit in Itanagar area and take action against the contractor
as well as engineers who are compromising with quality of work?
CM calls for action plan for optimum
utilization of FC grant
ITANAGAR, Nov 13: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has called to make a feasible five year
Action Plan for optimum utilization of the 14th FC (FFC) grant of Rs.737 crores awarded
to the PRIs of the state.
He was addressing at the one-day state level sensitization workshop and launching
programme of My Village, My Development Plan on participatory planning at Gram Panchayat
level at state Banquet hall today.
Tuki said the 14th FC grants will change the developmental scenario of the villages
in all aspects. He said the workshop on participatory Planning and IPPE is an initiative
in the right direction, as fund awarded under 14th FC will be directly devolved to
Gram Panchayat segments to achieve the desired goal of micro-level planning from
village level through Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP).
While dwelling on various rural development schemes, the CM said that the target
beneficiaries should get the benefits of particularly Rural Livelihood Schemes including
Further, on MGNREGA, he said that the scheme which is aimed to provide livelihhood
to all rural populace and elimination of rural poverty must be implemented properly
and ensure that rural poor of the state receive the mandated 100 days wage, otherwise
it will be injustice to our rural people.
The success of the MGNREGA through effective implementation and judicious utilization
of funds must be ensured. The PRI members and all other stakeholders have a key role
to play in economic empowerment of rural population through self-sufficiency, he
Asking for full utilization of developmental funds, through time-bound submission
of schemes and implementation through proper monitoring, he asked to prepare work
plan for the entire calendar year. Stating that Rs. 44 crores has already been released
for PRIs, Tuki called to prepare viable schemes.
Sharing the vision of the state government, he said that GoAP is committed to the
development of rural areas, through SMART villages and planned model villages. Adding
that provision has been made under current budget plan, he informed that the initiative
to transform the villages will be implemented from this year.
Tuki also shared his vision for taking up 100% skill development programme to achieve
the goal in five years with the support of Ministry of Rural Development, GoI for
boosting employment generation in rural areas of the state. Beneficiaries must be
trained to build up skills and avail benefits of all schemes, he said.
Calling for adopting a mission-mode approach, he asked all stakeholders to work with
team spirit for the success of the Gram Panchayat Development plan as per the “My
Village, My Developme Plan” planning guidelines for Panchayats.
Legislative Assembly Speaker, Nabam Rebia speaking on the occasion asked for proper
mechanism for effective delivery system to ensure that funds under 14th FC award,
MGNREGs benefit and reach the rural beneficiaries.
Minister Home & Power (Electrical), Tanga Byaling, speaking on the occasion and
drawing on his experience as former Minister Rural Development, stressed on convergence
schemes and called for avoiding of duplicacy of schemes through proper coordination
and called upon all to work for 100% rural poverty reduction. Further, he informed
that the State Government is planning for conducting Vikas Rally for create awareness
on the various Horticulture schemes.
Speaking on the programme, Chief Secretary incharge Hage Khoda called for District
Planning Committee (DPC) need to be made functional for systematic planning at Village,
Block and District level. Informing that Rs. 44 Crores out of the allocated Rs.88
Crores for 2015-16 has been released for PRIs, he said the funds must be judiciously
utilized particularly on creation of infrastructures under social sector schemes
like Teachers’ quarters, school and Anganwadi buildings. He also asked to identify
and explore areas to generate own revenue resources to sustain the developmental
Earlier, Commissioner (RD & PR), Indra Mallo, said the workshop has been conducted
to give an overview on Participatory Planning on various areas like convergence,
Accounts, PRA techniques, to promote capacity building and accountability.
Earlier, through a presentation on ‘My Village, My Development Plan’ Deputy Director,
SIRD, Likha Kiran Kabak, said that the Planning Guidelines for PRIs termed as -
My Village, My Development Plan – initiative will help to develop a “Village Development
Plan” to empower Panchayats on decision making for optimum and judicious use of resources
to improved and better delivery of basic services, strengthen livelihood resources
and use convergence of pooled resources under various schemes in a transparent and
accountable manner. She also apprised on the various mechanism and processes of Gram
Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) and gave an overview on various planning concepts.
State Nodal Officer, IPPE, SIRD, SW Bagang dwelt on the various aspects on IPPE focusing
on to ensure increased and inclusive participatory planning and to ensure quality
through close monitoring. He informed that 64 blocks are covered under IPPE II.
Among others Minister PHE & WS, Takam Pario, Minister DoTC, Tirong Aboh, Minister
H&FW, Rajesh Tacho, Parliamentary Secretaries, Likha Saaya, Karya Bagang, Pani Taram,
Commissioners Hage Kojeen and Tajom Taloh, Secretary Planning & IPR, Sonam Chombey,
DCs, ZPCs, DPDOs, DPOs, BDOs, PRI members attended the state level workshop. DIPR
Risking lives for bugs
[ Amar Sangno ]
SEPPA, Nov13: The ‘October 30’ is considered as ‘black evening’ at least unofficially
by people of Seppa township who saw death hysterically danced before their naked
eyes. On this fateful day, 17 people mostly women lost their lives into Kameng River
while collecting black sting shield bugs-locally known as Tari when the dilapidated
suspension bridge over Kameng River collapsed. Subsequently, the state government
had sanctioned fund and constructed a new-suspension bridge called Tari bridge which
was named after the black sting shield bug.
Initially, through the account of survivors on horrifying incident, a short-lived
civic sense prevailed upon the mind of people as they refrained from collecting Tari
from the bridge site. “After that incident people stopped picking up Tari from the
bridge, we thought our people developed civic sense” said Langpa Kocho Tallang, an
ASM, who is a resident of New-Seppa.
For years, a kind of taboo was developed that black sting shield bugs associate with
misfortune and death, as the people ceased to hunt for it any more. Tari is considered
as one of best local delicacy; though it has a power to paralyze taste bud, many
still crave for it and have been attracted by its acrid scent. According to unofficial
records many people were reported to be admitted in different hospitals after eating
this sting shield bug. The doctors believe that these bugs have a power of anaphylaxis
reaction with serious allergic problem causes to many eaters including human beings.
However, after passage of time, the people apparently forget that they had a close
call to death, as many men, women, children armed with mosquito nets and plastic
containers in their arm pits used to throng at various suspension bridges over Kameng
River. The suspension bridge that are worst targeted by the bug hunters are the
suspension bridge at Type-III , Tari Bridge itself that connects bazaar line to
New-Seppa and Pakoti suspension bridge (8 km off Seppa town at Chayang Tajo road).
Ironically, despite the authority has stamped precautionary notice, at each suspension
bridge which clearly reads, “Six persons are allowed at a time” hundreds of people
crave for Tari openly defying the Govt order and gather at suspension bridge thus
risking their lives as well as of innocent commuters.
The district administration has issued an executive order asking the people to refrain
for collecting and selling of Tari in Seppa township.
Sharing information with The Arunachal Times from Seppa, Circle Officer Tamo Dada
said, “We are monitoring the movement of people in various bridges across the Kameng
River” Dada added, DA is going to book such repeated offenders soon.
People of Seppa township are apparently yet to learn a lesson from horrifying incident
that occurred in four years ago and continue to risk their own lives for a bug. Let
us hope, the people realize the value of life, rather than the taste of a bug.
AITF demands Governor’s recall
ITANAGAR, Nov 13: Citing conflict of interest, Arunachal Indigenous Tribes Forum
(AITF) raised objection to the appointment of Governor J P Rajkhowa from the neighbouring
state of Assam and demanded for his recall, latest by December 31 next.
Interacting with the media persons at Press Club here today, AITF Chairman Bengia
Tolum, while informing that a letter has been written to the President on the matter,
maintained that the Governor’s letter to Prime Minister suggesting for upgrading
Lilabari Airport only points towards an existing conflict of interest in the governor’s
The AITF chairman also alleged that the governor’s statement of “head counting of
27 dissident MLAs holding up at Delhi” only makes him party to political affiliation
instead of being apolitical. While terming the governor as anti-Arunachalee, Tolum
also went on to add that “castigating the leader of the popularly elected government
and the relatives by name with vindictive attitude” is an insult to the people of
Further, expressing resentment over Governor’s alleged “neglect of AAPSU team” during
their visit for the Chakma-Hajong refugee issue and also for “castigating the various
organisations of state and questioning their sincerity and patriotism in raising
questions about his letter to the PMO,” Tolum also termed the governor’s “direct
fight through media with the Tourism Department” as unexpected. Meanwhile, AITF also
condemned the statement of the Leader of Opposition Tamiyo Taga. The Forum said that
Taga’s press statement urging the governor not to approve major policy decisions
including creation of new district is also anti-Arunachal and anti-development. Also,
his clarification on the Hollongi Airport issue “was not convincing,” the Forum added.
Officers urged to take free classes in Govt schools
ITANAGAR, Nov 13: Miffed with the alleged failure of authority to post subject teachers
in various government schools in Nafra Sub-Division of West Kameng district, Sajolang
Elite Society (SES) has requested its officers particularly engineers posted at Nafra
to start taking classes in Government schools during their off day.
SES Chairman Aju Khonjuju informed that decision to campaign for free classes in
government school involving its community officers was taken considering the deteriorating
education scenario in its area. SES Chairman further highlighted that fundamental
objective of its move was to imbibe sense of responsibility among the officers towards
future generation of the community which is according to SES at stake in terms of
During its visit to Government Higher Secondary School Nafra recently SES members
took the classes from Class VI to XII to support the teaching staffs. Later SES has
contributed four pieces of white board and handed over to Principal in-charge Medhi
Rijiju. Considering the current education scenario, SES expressed concern stating
that if the shortage of teachers’ trend continues, it would have far reaching impact
on the community. It expressed displeasure over the education department claiming
that despite repeated representation, the authority has failed to send single teacher
to its areas apart from currently serving teachers. To encourage the meritorious
students of the community, SES later resolved that topper of class X would be annually
funded by SES Chairman personally. However, the funding would be halted if the particular
student discontinues the study. It also decided to award Rs 20000 to the student
topper of professional course till the completion of the course.
Organizations disapprove AAPSU’s statement
ITANAGAR, Nov 13: The People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) has sharply reacted to the
statement of AAPSU president regarding political stalemate in the state.
Terming the AAPSU statement as unwanted, the PPA said AAPSU is still regarded as
an organization representing the welfare of the student community. “It is a matter
of dignity of the entire student community when its executive member passes comments
on political issues not at all relevant to the welfare of the student community,”
the party added.
Stating that the future of the state depends on the healthy intellectual growth of
the student community, the PPA said the AAPSU can help the state in bringing issues
like Chakma-Hajong refugee problem and inter-state boundary issue to a logical conclusion.
Assuring its support to AAPSU on these issues, the political party further said
the people of the state will always be supportive of the student organizations on
Admitting that many of the senior Congress leaders are camping in Delhi, the PPA,
however, said “They can’t avoid doing that because all the national parties are Delhi
based and unfortunately the people of our state go for National parties rather than
for the regional party.” The people of the state will not remain as silent spectators
to the wrong things going-on in the state, the PPA added.
Meanwhile, the Joint Action Committee Arunachal Pradesh (JACAP) has disapproved of
the press statement made by AAPSU president Kamta Lapung criticizing the 21 rebel
MLAs who are camping in New Delhi for change of leadership.
Why should a student union jump into political issues? Student unions are non-political
body and as such they are supposed to concentrate in student welfare activities,
the JACAP said in a release.
Pressure organizations like student body should desist from making such political
statement which could create confusion among the student organizations and integrity
of the leader itself, it further added.
In another release, Arunachal Tribal Union (ATU) also criticized the statement saying
that President AAPSU should maintain the image of the student body.
He should see the truth and raise voice against misdeeds of Chief Minister Nabam
Tuki, the ATU said adding instead of feeling the pulse of the people, he is giving
ANSU calls for preservation of archeological sites
ITANAGAR, Nov 13: The All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) demanded the state government,
particularly Research and Tourism Department, for preservation and protection of
archeological site at Parsi Parlo and those Stone Age objects.
Expressing its strong resentment over lack of enthusiasm and interest among the government
agencies in preservation of the site and the Stone Age items, ANSU appealed to the
State Government, particularly Research, Archaeological and Tourism Department to
immediately constitute a team to protect and preserve those unique Stone Age tools
and objects by establishing a museum at Parsi-Parlo.
A team of ANSU accompanied by the members of AKKDSU and KDPSSU recently visited the
site and found large numbers of Neolithic items, such as axe, knives made of stone,
the Langme Unku (hole stone) at Patuk village, the ‘Growing Stone’ at Tungbia-Rash
(locally known as ‘Biiding Langme’ etc. are scattering here and there for want of
It is reported that an excavation was carried out by the Research Department during
1982-83, but, no step has been initiated yet to protect and preserve the archeological
site which was declared in 1982, rued ANSU. Few conscious citizens of the area and
local villagers are preserving the items on their personal initiative but there is
still no initiative from the government side, ANSU said and appealed to the local
administration to do the needful for the to preserve the items.
The team also expressed total dissatisfaction over the education scenario of Parsi
Parlo, Sarli and Koloriang.
While visiting the Govt. Sec. School, Parsi Parlo, the team claimed to have found
that the school was running without sufficient teacher, full-fledged headmaster,
drinking water facility, electricity, desk, bench and classrooms. More over, the
hostels (both boys and girls) are in deplorable conditions which need immediate repair.
Another major problem of the school was boundary problem. According to ANSU, the
boundary of the school has not been demarcated even after 26 years of establishment.
Similar poor state of affairs is also reportedly prevailing at Sarli, Govt. Sec.
School established in 1965 and Govt. Hr .Sec. School Koloriang, Govt. M.E. School,
Nikja, Govt. M.E. School Ampugne, Girls’ Residential School.
Besides, healthcare delivery was also reportedly very poor in Parsi-Parlo, Sarli
ANSU demanded the state government look into the matter seriously and provide special
fund in the current financial year, particularly for Research/Archaeological and
Education department and post full-fledged headmaster/principal and subject teachers
in those schools.
35-yr-old woman raped and
murdered at Khamyir village
ITANAGAR, Nov 13: A 35-year-old woman was allegedly raped and murdered at Khamyir
village under Balijan circle of Papum Pare district on November 11 last.
The incident came to light yesterday when a phone call was received from a villager
informing about the incident at about 11:40 am.
The husband, a manual labourer working for a local, had found her naked dead body
from a quarry area of the village on November 11 at around 5pm.
“The body was found with severe head injury and bite marks in the chest,’ informed
SDPO Itanagar Techi Henyir.
A suspect named Deepak Bhuyan, 32 years, of Saloni village under Dispur in Assam
was arrested from the village yesterday. The suspect is also a manual labourer who
works with another local.
The body of the deceased has been sent for postmortem and the investigation is on.
The case (No 119/16 under section 302/376 (1) of IPC) has been registered with Women
Police Station Itanagar in this regard.
Morality in politics should be maintained: Taloh
PANGIN, Nov 13: “High morality in politics can imbibe good morality in the society,
all should maintain some level of moral character”, said Tapang Taloh, Education
Minister while addressing the public meeting at Parong village in Siang district.
The people of the state has reposed faith in the Nabam Tuki led government so it
is the endeavour of the present government to fulfill the aspiration of the people
and deliver them justice.
Further Taloh said, people should appreciate the sincere efforts of the government
for the pro-poor and people friendly programmes and policies which are appreciated
and emulated in other parts of the country. All should sacrifice their personal interest
for the greater development of the society. Choosing the right representative and
taking right decision in right time is the mantra of success. This will also secure
the future of the next generation.
Informing that the state’s financial management is rated highly and it is financially
sound, Taloh said the Chief Minister’s concern is all round development of the state
with healthy and secured life and high moral values for the citizens.
The minister also informed that sufficient fund for infrastructure development in
Siang district has been earmarked. All the ongoing schemes have to be completed maintaining
quality of works, he added.
The minister informed that fund for all pending and ongoing schemes especially in
irrigation sector has been placed.
He cautioned the GBs not to involve in politics as they are part of government. He
also instructed the teaching community to be sincere, dedicated and maintain the
sanctity of their jobs. They have to serve with responsibilities so that they produce
good citizens. Various steps are being taken up to streamline education system in
the state, he informed.
While replying to the one point memorandum for MIP from Mibung stream to Rebing,
Ugeng and Mongger area, Taloh informed that feasibility will be ascertained. He sanctioned
Rs.1 lakh for survey and investigation. The Minister further sanctioned Rs. 10 lakhs
in addition to the earlier Rs.15 lakhs for early completion of the village Dere (Community
Speaking in the function, Siang ZPC, Opung Jerang appealed all the PRI leaders to
actively participate in all the development activities and attend the coordination
meetings. This will educate them to take benefits of the welfare schemes of the government
and serve the people. She appealed all especially women folk to maintain hygiene
and proper sanitation.
Earlier, the villagers while appreciating the Minister for his untiring efforts to
bring development to the village, appealed to increase the quantity of fencing wires
to the beneficiaries so that they can take up horticulture activities in large scale.
They also submitted a single point memorandum for an MIP which will enable irrigation
to large area of the village.
Later, the villagers with the Minister also visited the site for the district headquarter
at Perang. DIPRO
Thousand quintals of rice distributed to beneficiaries
ROING, Nov 13: Out of 3071 PDS rice dispatched to the 44 Fair Price Shops (FPSs)
located in five circles of the district, namely, Roing, Koronu, Parbuk, Hunli and
Desali, 1559 quintals of PDS rice were distributed to beneficiaries during a two-day
long Lower Dibang Valley district administration declared Rice Day which concluded
It was an effort by the district administration to streamline the PDS rice distribution
system in the district.
Rice Day was declared by the Lower Dibang Valley district administration to let the
people, especially the rural people, to know that the PDS Rice (as per the entitlement)
will be available to them in these particular days as the villagers are mostly unaware
of when the Fair Shop remains open and when the PDS rice arrives and distributed
in the Fair Price Shops in their villages. The Fair Price Shops were directed to
compulsorily keep their FPS open on the Rice Day besides to keep it open in all other
working days too.
During the two-days, out of 12660 Ration Card Holders in these circles, 6051 card
holders received the rice, while, 42.61% rice was distributed to APL, 61.7% to BPL
and 65.3% to AAY beneficiaries.
The highest numbers rice was collected by card holders in Parbuk Circle with 82.77%,
followed by Koronu with 49.70%, Hunli-Desali with 48.16% and Roing with 43.90%.
Lower Dibang Valley DC Ravi Dhawan also informed that the exercise will be continued
in the following months too. (DIPRO)
7000 volunteers take part in ‘Mission Clean Kley River’
[ Yachang Tacho ]
ZIRO, Nov 13: More than 7000 volunteers from all walks of life today joined the mega
social service organized by Apatani Youth Association (AYA) in collaboration with
district administration at Kley River under the banner ‘Mission Clean Kley River
Wearing gloves and mask, Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner, Kanki Darang actively
participated in the cleaning programme. Overjoyed with peoples’ response to the programme,
he said that people should henceforth take care to maintain the river following the
declaration of Nov 13 as Clean Kley River Day.
The whole length of Kley River and its tributaries was divided into three zones –
Northern, Middle and Southern zone. In the northern zone, people of Tajang, Reru-Kalung
and school and college students were entrusted for the cleaning. It covered from
Pine Grove to Miira Piiting while the middle zone was between Miira Piiting and Hong
Bridge, and was entrusted to people of Hija, Dutta, Mudang-Tage, Bamin-Michi and
Hari village including school children of that zone. Hong village, govt employees
of the district administration, Para military forces – ITBP & CRPF, police, school
children of that zone cleaned the southern zone.
Mission Clean Kley River is a part of ‘Clean Ziro, Green Ziro’, an environmental
conservation programme of AYA. Expressing satisfaction with the response from all,
AYA president Taku Chatung asked all take pledge not to pollute the river again.
After completion of social service, Chatung urged the MCKR committee to conduct ‘Walk
& Pick Programme’ from time to time so as to create awareness among the people
on importance of maintaining neat and clean surroundings and also to discourage practice
of littering waste.
The volunteers today completed cleaning of the 22 km long Kley River and its tributaries,
informed Narang Samo, AYA publicity secretary cum Member Secretary MCKR. We expected
hardly 3000 volunteers but the numbers have gone more than double, he added.
Members of many Ziro based NGOs also turned up today. Members of an Itanagar based
NGO Green Pioneer, also reached Ziro and joined the social service, informed Nending
Ommo, vice chairman MCKR.
State BJP calls for preparation of fresh
draft tender under USOF
ITANAGAR, Nov 13: The Arunachal Pradesh unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has
requested the Department of Telecommunication to prepare its draft tender documents
under Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) afresh based on actual site surveys/pilots
for entire North Eastern Region (NER).
Highlighting the poor telecommunication coverage and problems faced by the service
providers in the region, particularly Arunachal Pradesh, state BJP president Tai
Tagak in a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requested him to advise the
Department of Telecommunications to prepare the draft tender document afresh based
on actual site surveys/pilots.
Tagak said that the Department of Telecommunications through the Universal Service
Obligation Fund (USOF) has taken initiative to provide mobile services in identified
uncovered villages of North Eastern Region and have floated a draft tender with support
and funding of Rs 5,500 crore (Approx).
Tagak informed the PM that as told by the Telecom Service Providers. the proposed
network architecture and dimensioning will not be able to meet the desired objective
of coverage and quality of service in the region.
“Moreover, the tender document has been allegedly prepared on ‘Desktop Study’ by
the Consultant without conducting the desired pilots/field visits, surveys to assess
the actual ground realities.”
Tagak requested for use of latest and advanced technologies and equipment instead
of old ones as proposed in the draft tender.
The GSM, CDMA are older technologies and operators today are introducing more power
efficient and performance enhanced technologies like 3G and 4G. Hence, the choice
of technology and design of network should be left to the telecom operators, Tagak
He advocated for use of latest, effective and efficient Ni Cad and Lithium Ion Battery
systems with solar power which are suitable to operate in telecom sites in even extreme
temperature and harsh condition of Northern Eastern and other Hill states instead
of conventional Tubular Gel VRLA and other Lead Acid based batteries.
The state BJP president also requested for USOF funding to conduct at least 150 pilots
to demonstrate the usage and customization of energy storage battery technology systems
of Ni Cad (pocket platted) and Lithium Ion Battery Storage System, with 1000 to 1500
AH, 48 Volt, at USOF telecom sites with High Efficiency Solar PV System to cover
at least 4 to 6 USOF Sites with each of the above systems (technologies) in each
of the 13 distant regions of the North Eastern and Hilly Himalayan States.
A copy of the memorandum was also submitted to Communication and IT Minister Ravi
Governor, CM greet on Children’s Day
ITANAGAR, Nov 13: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh JP Rajkhowa along with the first
lady of the State Rita Rajkhowa have extended their heartiest greetings to the people
of the State, particularly the children, on the occasion of Children’s Day, which
commemorates the birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal
In his message, the Governor has appealed to every parent, guardian and citizen to
provide ample opportunities to the children to excel in every field of activities,
topmost being study and instill good values in them, so that they can become confident,
knowledgeable human being with compassion for the weaker sections and contribute
towards nation building tomorrow. He said that nurturing an approach of ‘Service
before Self’ in the children is one of the greatest gifts one can give them. While
renewing our obligation, commitment and responsibilities towards the welfare of every
child of the State, let us strive to build a harmonious society and thereby ensuring
their proper up-bringing, he added.
For our better future, let us give our best to our children today for a better tomorrow.
Let us all keep in mind that ‘the Child is Father of the Man’ and accordingly celebrate
the Children’s Day together, the Governor exhorted in his message.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has extended his best wishes on occasion of
Children’s Day to the people of the state. In a message, Tuki said that children
are the future of the country and the state therefore it is the duty of this generation
to guide them to be better citizens.
“Let us dedicate this day to our children and introspect what we are leaving behind
for them and what kind of future we would like them to have. For their future we
have to work our present,” the Chief Minister said.
Tuki also paid rich tributes to the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal
Nehru, whose birth anniversary is celebrated as the Children’s Day in the country.
SPD, DEE visits KGBV Mechukha, lauds management
From a Correspondent
MECHUKHA, Nov 13: State Project Director (SPD), SSA Rajya Mission, Arunachal Pradesh,
Opak Gao and Director Elementary Education (DEE), Tapi Gao, visited the Kasturba
Gandhi Balika Vidhyalaya, Mechukha on Friday.
Established in the year 2007-08, the KGBV Mechukha is providing free of cost education
to the girls’ students of Mechukha block. The institution is being run by the Onge
Welfare Society, a Mechukha based local NGO.
Equipped with well furnished class rooms, hostels, dining hall etc, the permanent
school building was started in March 2015 this year.
The school management along with students and teaching staff organised a simple but
impressive function at the school compound on the occasion.
Addressing the students, SPD Gao lauded the school management especially the Chairman
for maintaining the school properly. “I am very impressed with the management and
the cleanliness of school compound,” Gao said, while congratulating the students
that they were fortunate enough to study in such school.
While highlighting the aims and objectives of KGBV, the SPD said that the central
as well as state govt is very clear about girls education and KGBV was one such initiative
in that direction.
Further, he advised the students to concentrate in their studies while equally giving
importance to other extracurricular activities.
He also appealed the teachers to be punctual and dedicated towards their students.
Stating that the teaching process has completely changed in recent past, Gao stressed
on teacher-students relationship.
“The students should be made as learning partners and not as students only,” he asserted
and asked the teachers to understand the students and their behaviors.
Earlier, Chairman School Management Committee, Gebu Onge briefed about the school
and its functioning.
He informed about the challenges that school management face while running the school
due to delay in release of fund. Informing that due to lack of concrete boundary
walls the school was not secure, the Chairman requested the SPD to look into the
Block Education Officer (BEO) Jigmey Onge, Block Resource Person (BRP) Pemba Sona
and other officials of education department accompanied the SPD and DEE.
Colourful cultural programmes were presented by the students to the visiting officials
on the occasion.
Water filter distributed under Maiyya Shanta Scheme
TOHANGAM, Nov 13: Twenty CPL families alongwith two operators of heavy earth moving
machines of Border Roads Organization had reasons to smile and rejoice as Col. C
Rajashekhar, Commander, 48 BRTF and DDSE Lohit Mana Linggi arrived with Er Shanker
Prasad, Officer Commanding the 1446 BCC to distribute water filters. The water filters
sponsored by Raj Kumar Mittal of Tinsukia were distributed under the Maiyya Shanta
Scheme. The scheme has been launched by a Lohit based NGO in gratitude to Saint Maiyya
Shanta Tamhan of Maharashtra.
Col Rajashekhar who gave away the water filters to all the CPL families at Tohangam,
appreciated the local community for the gesture. The Commander also assured that
the BRO is always in the service of the people. Col. Rajashekhar further informed
that in addition to its primary task of building and maintaining roads and bridges
in the border areas the 48 BRTF under the Project Udayak of the BRO will always be
willing to participate and contribute in welfare activities of public service. The
Commander expressed happiness over the fact that NGOs are contributing to the growth
and progress of the region through their services and exhorted all to keep up the
spirit. He further assured to visit the school of the rural children who performed
for the event.
DDSE Lohit, Mana Linggi, also handed over safety helmets for the CPLs which was received
by R R Gogoi, the Officer in Charge of the Tohangam detachment of the 1446 BCC. She
also took part in the Diwali celebrations of the CPLs by distributing sweets to all
the families and children. To the great delight of the BRO personnel, she revealed
that the district authority will soon consider starting a school for the children
of the CPL families. The DDSE advised the officials to make a proposal for early
government consideration. She strongly felt that the strong Task Force team members
who man tough locations and discharge their responsibility of creating and maintaining
connectivity in remote border areas with indomitable spirit, commitment and courage
must receive all possible care and support.
Members of general public felt that if the district authorities and education department
establish a school for children of the BRO CPLs a much desired precedence will be
initiated and it will be a great moral booster for the ones in the service of the
nation who often discharge their duty in greatly challenging conditions with bare
TTA announces team for National Ranking Table Tennis Championships-2015
ITANAGAR, Nov 13: Table Tennis Arunachal (TTA) has announced a 5-member team, including
two officials for the National Ranking Table Tennis Championships-2015 (East Zone)
scheduled to the held in Guwahati from November 15 to 20.
The players are Joseph Perme, Yangphey Suyang, both from Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy
and Nyadar Angu from Alphabet School, Nirjul.
Gouridas Oinam and Tombisana Huidrom are the manager and coach of the team.
The team will be competing in three different categories --Sub-Juniors, Junior and
Youth singles and double.
TTA president Kamta Lapung met the all the participating players, manager coach at
his residence and motivated them to work hard and perform well. He also asked the
players to play the game with sportsmanship spirit and maintain disciplines throughout
Secretary Passang Dingla was also met the team expresses his happiness over growing
popularity of Table Tennis in the state. He hoped that the players will bring laurels
to the state by winning medals in the future.
The team will be leaving here for Guwahati tomorrow.