November 27


News Impact

Cash reward stands

ITANAGAR, Nov 26: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be kept secret.  The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006


AAPYO calls 12-hour capital bandh

Bandh illegal

ITANAGAR, Nov 26: All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organisation (AAPYO) has decided to call 12 hour capital complex bandh on Nov 29 in favour of its demand for immediate shifting of Greenfield airport to Karsingsa site. The organizations said that  it has  been compelled to  call the bandh due to non-responsive attitude of the Govt to its charter of demands submitted earlier.

Media, magistrate on duty, milk van, electricity, medical, water supply and para-military forces are exempted from the purview of the bandh.

Meanwhile,  the capital complex district magistrate has declared the proposed 12 hours capital bandh as illegal.  The magistrate in an order under Section 144 CrPC has directed the bandh caller All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organization to abstain from any act that may affect the right, liberty, safety or security of common citizens or that may cause disturbance of the public peace and tranquility or may cause a riot or affray.  The magistrate further directed the SP to take all necessary preventive steps under CrPC to ensure that no such bandh takes place and action be taken against violators of the order.   


Fire gutted two houses

ITANAGAR, Nov 26: Two houses were gutted in a fire accident at Meer village on November 22.

Meanwhile, All Meer Youth Welfare Society appealed to the concerned authority to provide relief materials to the fire victims.


DLYW mourns Tachang

ITANAGAR, Nov 26: Dandin Liigang Youth Wing (DLYW), Ziro along with brothers and sisters of Mudang Tage village condoled the untimely death of Leegang Tachang, Managing Director of Frontier School, Ziro and prayed to almighty for his eternal peace.

Describing Tachang’s death an irreparable for the society, DLYW, in a condolence message said that he will be remembered for ever for his immense contributions towards the society in the field of education, film and music etc. It also conveyed heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.


PDCA lauds district cricket team

ITANAGAR, Nov 26: The Papum Pare District Cricket Association (PDCA) president Daniel Teli has praised the outstanding performance of the district team in the on-going 3rd Yaja Waii Memorial T20 Cricket Championship at Seppa.

Papum Pare team has national standard players, who have the capability to turn the match in their favor any moment; Teli said hoped Papum Pare would emerge champion.


Foundation day

ITANAGAR, Nov 26: Nyishi Students’ Union Rajiv Gandhi University has organized its 4th foundation day-cum-felicitation programme yesterday.

On the occasion academic achievers Teshi Sohang, Tao Abo, Biri Johny and Tame Ramya were felicitated for their excellent performance in academic career.

Assistant Registrar RGU Nangram Tuglik and other senior citizens attended the function.


Langiri Nyiki Sii Donyi Yillo

ITANAGAR, Nov 26: The Langiri Nyiki Sii Donyi Yillo, 2012 will be celebrated at Nyibu Nyijik Model village from Dec 23 to 26 next. This decision was taken by the All Arunachal Pradesh Abotani Nibu (Priest) Welfare Association in its meeting held recently.   The festival is being organized to showcase the rich traditional practice and rituals performed by the different tribes of the state in one platform. Priests from different communities are also participating in the festival.


Nyishi Youth Convention

ITANAGAR, Nov 26: The 2nd Nyishi Youth Convention will be organized by the All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) at Yazali in Lower Subansiri district from December 5 and 10.  MP Takam Sanjoy and Tax and Excise Parliamentary  secretary Lokam Tassar would attend the inaugural session, ANYA said in a release.  The closing ceremony would be attended by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and Nyishi Elite Society President Bengia Tolum.


Healing crusade

ITANAGAR, Nov 26: The Pentecostal Christian Fellowship Church, Arunachal and Assam is going to organize a four days healing crusade and deliverance programme with effect from Dec 6 to 9 at Lekhi, Naharlagun. The international preacher Bishop Dr Amosh Singh from Madhya Pradesh and his ministerial team are participating in the programme.


Krishi Expo & Kisan Mela

ITANAGAR, Nov 26:  The  agriculture and allied departments, GoAP, will organize the 1st Arunachal Krishi Expo and Kisan Mela – 2012 at Indira Gandhi Park, Itanagar with a three day programme from  Dec 12 next.

Besides the Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries, a host of luminaries, senior officials from national,  regional and state level public and private sector organizations are expected to attend the expo which is supported by the Union Agriculture Ministry.

Major highlights of the event shall be launching of Arunachal Chief Minister’s Agriculture Mechanization programme, farm machinery demonstration, orange, kiwi and flower show cum trading of various organically grown value added farm produces, farmers-scientists-traders-processor interface, exhibition showcasing the latest innovations in agri and horti sectors. Farmers from all the districts and neighbouring states are also attending the programme.


Welly visits ASH

ITANAGAR, Nov 26: Health and Family Welfare Minister Atum Welly along with Special Secretary Health and other senior officers of health department today visited Arunachal State Hospital (ASH) to take stock of the difficulties being faced by the patients and the hospital authority in delivering proper healthcare service in view of the on-going demolition process of the old buildings to construct the 300-bed hospital building. The Minister also inspected the space cleared for construction of new building.

Later, the minister visited the old PWD Naharlagun division office complex which has now been hand over to ASH. He suggested that the premises may be converted for GNM (staff nurse) training immediately and requested the Director of Health Services to submit a proposal at the earliest. Chief Medical Superintendent ASH Dr. Moji Jini submitted a memorandum to the Minister apprising him of the tardy progress of construction works of 300-bed hospital building by the executing agency despite repeated warnings, demolition of old sub-structure and fund to be required for removal of the demolished structure, need to erect a boundary wall of the additional land allotted to ASH for future expansion to prevent encroachment and fund to be required for it, its readiness to start GNM (Nursing) courses as prelude to full-fledged Nursing College in future in ASH, the huge area of land to be required for establishment of Satellite Medical college, Nursing College, Dental medical College, Medical Staff quarter complex, Directorate of Health Services complex, Arunachal Pradesh Medica Council and other State Council—Dental Nursing, Homoe etc.

Earlier, the Minister inaugurated the Medical Staff Colony at Kankarnallah, Naharlagun.


Laa Talar loses in Gautum Thakkar MemorialJunior Badminton Championship

ITANAGAR, Nov 26: Upcoming badminton player Laa Talar of Arunachal Pradesh lost to Kushal Dharmendar of Maharashtra in the final at Gautum Thakkar Memorial Junior Badminton Championship at Mumbai yesterday.

Talar, who beat top seed Arsalan Naqvi of Uttar Pradesh 21-14 14-21 21-19 in the semifinal, lost 10-21, 15-21, 16-21 to Dharmanedar in the title clash.

Talar was awarded cash prize money of Rs25,000, medal and merit certificate.



ITANAGAR, Nov 26: While referring to their earlier press releases published in this daily on Nov 24 under the headlines ‘Capital Police lauded’, City Service Maxicab Association president and All Itanagar Tata Mobile Association president in separate press releases issued today have withdrawn the sentence “not to grant bail against the attackers”. CSMA said that it is nobody to interfere in court matter.  


Health Minister’s office shifted

NAHARLAGUN, Nov 26: The Office of the Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Economics and Statistics and Legal Metrology, has been shifted from Gohpur Tinali, Itanagar, to the Directorate of Economics and Statistics, (Near Zoological Survey of India office) Itanagar.


Block level meeting on PYKKA

YINGKIONG, Nov 26: A block level meeting chaired by Mariyang-Mopom Anchal Samiti chairperson Ani Moyong was held at Mariyang on November 24 regarding implementation of ‘one time seed capital grant under Panchayat Yuva Krida Aur Khel Abhiyan Scheme (PYKKA).

Ajong Sitek, Assistant Sports Officer cum Member Secretary PYKKA explained in details about PYKKA scheme and sought the PRI members’ support and cooperation for implementing the scheme affectively. DIPRO


AAPWU adopts resolutions

ITANAGAR, Nov 26: The 9th general conference of All Arunachal Pradesh Workers Union (AAPWU) was held at Bomdila yesterday.Around 1000 delegates from all the districts units of AAPWU participated in the conference.

All the participants unanimously adopted 9 points resolutions to pursue with the state government immediately, which included 50% reservation in group C and D posts; Review of RR for group C and D posts; appointment under various works department under compassionate ground; revision of minimum wages; timely conduction of DPC under departments like PHE & Power; implementation of ex-gratia lum sum of Rs 2 lakhs for 60 years and above; regularization of  ALCs; immediate disbursement of ad-hoc bonus for the year 2010-11 for casual and W/C categories; immediate removal of Secretary of Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Constructions Workers Welfare Board for his incompetency in disbursement of benefits to registered workers and alleged misuse of his power and position.


Admin. & police lauded

ITANAGAR, Nov 26: Nyishi Nyem Acham commended the Lower Subansiri district administration and Police officers, especially SP PN Khrimey, OC SI Tapun Messar and Constable Chelo Talo of Yazali Police Station for the heroic work in arresting the culprits involved in murder of Ralo Rine.

The main accused in the murder case Sadikul Islam was arrested by Yazali Police on November 20 from Nowgong Assam.

Nyishi Nyem Acham prayed for eternal peace to Rine and for giving strength to her family to bear the loss of their only daughter.

NNA, however, expressed its resentment over non-arrest of the culprit involved in The Arunahcal Times Associate Editor shooting case even after 133 days.

Ziro-II Anticorruption Youth Forum (ZAYF) has also lauded the SP and Yazali Police for the job well done in apprehending the main accused of Rine murder case.

While urging the authority for early completion of the trial process, the Forum demanded capital punishment for the accused. The Forum urged the local people to strictly verify the identity of the labourers before engaging them in various works. It also urged the administration to issue ILP only after through checking and verification of documents to avoid such criminal activities.


SEGC meeting on MGNREGA held

ITANAGAR, Nov 26: The 2nd State Employment Guarantee Council (SEGC) meeting on MGNREGA was held today at the premises of SIRD, Itanagar.

On the occasion, Rural Development Department Director K Dulom highlighted on ex-post-facto approval of labour budget and shelf of project of last five years which are to be submitted to the state assembly and reviewed the minutes of the last SEGC meeting along with the action taken report. He also highlighted on state labour budget of the financial year 2012-13 and physical and financial performance and asset created upto October 2012 and reiterated on judicious and cent percent utilization of fund and timely submission of proposals to achieve the target.

RD Department Joint Director T Ado also gave a power point presentation on issues related to creation of ombudsman, separate directorate of social audit, health insurance of MGNREGA workers under RSBY, opening of savings bank account at GP level as mandated by MGNREG Act.

All the Chairpersons, Zilla Parishads from various districts put forwarded their views for strengthening the delivery mechanism of MGNREGA in the state and underlined need for proper coordination between government functionaries and PRI members.

RD Department Joint Director (RE) M Ronya also spoke on the occasion.





134 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large. 

APC outreach prog. reaches Bomdila

BOMDILA, Nov 26: The first leg of the district outreach programme on the theme ‘Press & Society: Common Goals, Shared Responsibilities’ by Arunachal Press Club (APC) was organized at Kameng Hall with maximum participation from the common public as well as the government officials.

APC President Taba Ajum while presenting a PowerPoint presentation on the different aspects of press and media and its limitations tried to his best to do away with the confusion that is often accompanies media.

He said, “Media in Arunachal is often mistaken for a court by the common which is the very reason why it is attacked and hence freedom of press is curtailed. People have to understand that media is just a medium between the government and the common public.”

“More and more people have to come forward for the support of media because without people’s support it cannot survive,” he added.

Participating during the interactive session, Dorjee Tsering, a senior citizen lauded the press fraternity for holding such programme in Bomdila despite chilly weather and said, “Do not be afraid of the criticism that you receive regarding your work.”

Pointing out that press has played a major role in the development of the state, he called on the people present and said, “Press is being attacked in Arunachal because of their own ignorance. If people understood, there would have been no need for it”.

Chief guest on the occasion Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (APB&OCCWB) Chairman Jalley Sonam while congratulating the APC members on the 30th year of the Club said, “Without media no progress is possible in the society. So we have to work together for a strong press to prevail in the state.” Among others, EAC Bomdila Gyabo Pertin, Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union (AAPWU) Secretary General Changma Tajo and government officials besides general public attended the programme.

District outreach programme is being organized as part of the 30th year of Arunachal Press Club (APC).



Prime accused in Rural Bank robbery case arrested

ITANAGAR, Nov 26: In a major breakthrough the Itanagar City Police has apprehended the prime accused involved in the daylight robbery of  Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank, Itanagar Branch, Ganga, namely, Lokam Tagio (25) of village Morb, Koloriang from the river bank behind WRD complex Chimpu on Nov 24 night. The arrested accused was produced before CJM, Naharlagun and remanded  to 14 days police custody.

A case No. 261/12 U/S 448/392/34 IPC R/W Sec 25(l)(a)/27 Arms Act.  has been registered in Itanagar Police Station in connection with Nov 8 rural bank robbery incident and a search operation launched immediately by two police teams under the SI D Bagra and SI Afa Phassang at Jully and Chimpu area. However, the miscreants managed to escape, informed Capital SP Surender Kumar in a release today.

A numbers of suspects were rounded up and the miscreants were identified after 5 days of incident. The SP further informed that after committing the robbery, the miscreants had been hiding themselves in Koloriang to evade police arrest. The police team followed them upto Koloriang, however they escaped back to Itanagar. In the night of Nov 24 the prime accused Tagio was apprehended from the river bank behind WRD complex Chimpu by a police team led by SDPO T. Gusar, Dy. SP Keni Bagra, Dy. SP Jummar Basar, SI D Bagra, SI Afa Phassang with Ct. H.Milli, Ct J.Sisam and Ct. P.Tabronyu. The police also recovered one pistol with three rounds of live ammunition.

During interrogation arrested accused Lokam Tagio admitted to have committed the offence along with accomplices and disclosed that they had been planning to execute the robbery since a week, the release said.

“On the date of incident the robbers gathered in the house of prime accused Lokam Tagio located at Chimpu and consumed alcohol, from there the group proceeded to Ganga by tempo and got down in front of Rural Bank, Ganga. The miscreants entered the bank armed with a pistol and knives. Inside the bank the prime accused Lokam Tagio fired one round over the cash counter pointing to the bank Staff under influence of alcohol and putting them under life threatening they collected Rs.6 lacs from cash counter and fled away behind RKM Hospital on foot. The Police team have intensified their efforts to find out the source of the pistol and raids are being carried out to nab the associates,” the Capital SP informed. While appreciating the good work done by the police team, the SP City assured to suitably reward team.

While commending the new  SP  for his efforts to minimize criminal activities in state capital which is evident from recent success in solving few criminal cases, the people of the  capital complex and media fraternity hoped that city police under the able guidance of the city SP would also  solve all media house and media persons attack cases.



Minister, DC visit fire accident site, provide immediate relief

AALO, Nov 26: The Minister Transport and Cooperation Jarker Gamlin visited the fire accident site at Siyom Colony and donated few amounts to all the 16 families of fire victims.

Interacting with the victims, the Minister appealed them to come out of the misfortune and start a planned settlement. He insisted on approach roads in all colonies for easy access of fire tenders during such mishaps.

West Siang Deputy Commissioner Marnya Ete, who accompanied the Minister during the visit, sanctioned Rs. 50, 000 as immediate relief from the district administration side. The DC assured to depute a team to assess the properties lost in the fire for onward submission of the assessment report to the Government.

Meanwhile, the members of All Aalo Youth Welfare Association donated blankets and utensil like bucket, cooking pot etc. to the fire victims. The association approached R.K. Mission School and collected blankets and distributed it to all the 16 affected families.

The team, led by its president, general secretary and chief advisors gave some important safety tips and measures against household fire to the villagers. DIPRO



Attack on media persons condemned

ITANAGAR, Nov 26: All Arunachal Pradesh Anti Corruption Activist Association condemned the repeated attacks on Press fraternity particularly The Arunachal Times and Echo of Arunachal.

The association demanded the state government to arrest the culprit/s involved in the Tongam Rina attack case at the earliest.

It said that 133 days has been passed but still there is no any arrest in this case. The Association also demanded appointment of full-fledged home minister and threatened to launch bandh call if their demands are not met.

Arunachal Pradesh College Teachers’ Association (APCTA), D.N.G.C, Itanagar unit vehemently condemned the repeated attacks on Media houses and Press fraternity of the Capital Complex.

APCTA appealed to the State Government, especially the Home department to act tough and those involved should be given exemplary punishment so that such monstrous deeds could be nipped in the bud. The association further urged the Human rights organizations, NGOs, VOs, Pressure Groups, civil societies etc. of the state to take up the cudgel and protect the Forth pillar of the democracy before it is too late.

It also urged the state govt. for providing security guards (Para military forces) to all media houses of the Capital Complex keeping in view the frequent attacks on media houses and press fraternity.



One person murdered near Amarpur Ghat, orgs demand arrest of culprits

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Nov 26: One Koyel Ngupok (28) of Kangkong village of Lower Dibang Valley District was reportedly murdered by unknown person at Balighat, Christian Basti near Amarpur Ghat, Sadhya District, Assam yesterday when he was on his way to Amarpur Ghat, Assam to receive one of his family members who was coming from East Siang District via Amarpur Ghat.

The Bajaj Pulsar 180cc (registration number AR-16-5966) used by the deceased on the fateful day has also been taken away probably by the culprit(s). The family members of the deceased lodged an FIR at Police Station. However no one has been arrested so far.

It is worth mentioning that many such criminal activities have taken placed against Arunachal people in this area particularly on Gadum tinali to Chapakhowa/ Santipur road. However, most of such incidents went un-reported.

An Assistant Director of Handloom and Textile was attacked and fatally injured in February last and a lady was also physically mistreated on October 2 last.

Apart from these, many people from Arunachal Pradesh are being harassed regularly on the way to Gadum tinali to Chapakhowa / Santipur via Amarpur Ghat. But there is no any concrete step being taken by the concerned authority to redress such grievances till today.

The government needs to speed up the Pasighat to Roing road construction to avert such incident. Due to lack of proper road communication from East Siang district to Dibang Valley district, the people of Arunachal are forced to use this Amarpur Ghat road. Besides the improvement of road communication, the state government needs to post more police personnel at Paglam for safety and security of the people.

Meanwhile, Dibang Adi Students’ Union (DASU) and Dibang Adi Youth Association (DAYA) condemned the brutal murder of Ngupok at Balighat yesterday.

The DASU urged the authorities specially the Chapakhowa police and the sub-divisional officer (Chapakhowa) to take strict action against the

culprit(s) involved in the Ngupok attacked case. It also urged both Arunachal  and Assam Govts to find out the miscreant(s) involved in the alleged murder of Ngupok within a week and threatened to launch movement against the authority if the culprit(s) is/are not arrested at the earliest.

Further the members of the union mourned the untimely demised of Koyel Ngupok and prayed almighty god for eternal peace of the departed soul.



2nd day of media exhibition  attracts  school children  

Staff reporter

ITANAGAR, Nov 26: Four tiny tots of LKG class today had their first education on media and newspapers as they visited the ongoing media exhibition titled “The triumphs and tears” comprising photos of media persons completing its 30 years in the state.

The exhibition was launched in the presence of Setong Sena, Agriculture and Horticulture Minister on Sunday and will continue till December 2.

“Wow the photos are so pretty,” said one of excited kids while reacting to the pictures hanged on the walls.

Some visitors were nostalgic to see the first edition of Echo of Arunachal in the exhibition hall.

The visitors comprised mostly of school going children from various schools of Itanagar who asked many questions to the guides of the gallery. The common question among them was if Tongam Rina, Associate editor of Arunachal times was doing fine now?

Few students even suggested the gallery guides to increase the rates of the newspapers as it was imparting so much of knowledge according to them.

The exhibition mainly has 5 sections which depicts the growth of media in Arunachal Pradesh. The first section is the historical section which shows the launching of all the seven media houses and the electronic medias of the state, the second section describes the work of Arunachal Press Club (APC) and Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalist (APUWJ), the third section depicts the National Press day celebration which was observed on November 16, the fourth portrays the attacks and vandalism that many media houses have faced in the last many years and the last section exhibits the photos of the winners of the photo contest on tourism of Arunachal Pradesh.

One can also buy the limited photocopy of the first edition of Echo of Arunachal for Rs 200.



Siang Riders crush  Pare Ranger; P/ Pare hold nerve to beat The Gorkhas

Amar Sangno

SEPPA, Nov 26:   East Siang Cricket Club (Siang Rider) crushed Pare Ranger by 48 runs in their last league match in the 3rd Yaja Waii Memorial T20 Cricket Championship-2012-13 here today morning.

Siang Rider piled up 144 runs in stipulated 20 overs after Pare Rangers Skipper Chungma Bagang invited them to bat first.

Man of Match Oni Dai, who scored 57 runs from 33 balls, led Riders from the front to pile up a commanding total of 144 runs in 20 overs.  His 57 run knock included eight powerful sixes and two boundaries.

Kabit Mengu and Anthony Taloh also contributed 42 runs to the team’s total with former scoring 22 runs from 33 balls and the later 20 from 9 balls with three hits to the fence and one six.

Skipper Chungma Bagang showed splendid fielding skill by catching the wickets of Bitul Darang and Miloko Darang.  Sonam Yangfo bagged three wickets and bowled a maiden over in his four spells. Takar Paja also claimed three wickets from as many over and conceded 6 runs.

While chasing the target, Pare Ranger could score paltry 96 runs in 20 overs.  Barring Skipper Chungma Bagang, who scored 25 runs from 30 balls with help of five boundaries, none of the Ranger player could last long in-front of tight bowling attack led by Mebom Pertin.

Pertin took four wickets in his four spells and conceded 21 runs. Both Arun Tayeng and acting Skipper India Taruk also claimed two wickets each.

Defending champion Gorkhas was beaten by visitor Papum Pare District Cricket Association by 6 wickets in a nail biting match.

Chasing the target of 156 set by Gorkhas, Techi Koyo of Papum Pare scored the required two runs off the last ball.

Gorkhas made 155 runs in 20 over after they chose to bat first.

Raj Hussain made 99 runs off just 58 balls. His 99-run was studded with six sixes and 11 fours. Hussain failed to get hundred as he fell into trap of Tana Radh’s bowling caught by Teli Otu in mid on in 19.2 overs.  

Janan Boro also contributed 18 run from 21 balls with (1x6, 2x4).

In the beginning, the match seemed to be controlled by Gorkhas; but opening batsmen Tana Begi and Techi Doria gave a solid start by butchering Gorkha bowling attack.The pair contributed a valuable 57 run partnership in 6.3 overs thus cementing the Papum Pare position. Doria was later declared man of the match (jointly sponsored by Mrs Meena Gollo and Anamika Bori )for his 28 ball, 30 run knock (1x6, 3x4s) and two wicket haul. Tadh Rebia and Tadh Tuma added 49 runs on score board in their batting partnership.

Raj Hussain got two wickets in his four over and conceded 32 runs while Skipper Vijay Tamang in his four spells got one wicket and give 28 runs. Doria and Tana Radh of Papum Pare got two wickets each.


Today’s Match


8-30 AM


Pappu Viking  VS Lower Subansiri CA





Tuki inaugurates cultural function at IITF

NEW DELHI, Nov 26: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki this evening inaugurated the Arunachal Pradesh Day Cultural function on the sidelines of the India International Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan here at New Delhi.

Tuki kicked off the gala evening by lighting the lamp ceremony at the Lal Chowk Ampitheatre of Pragati Maidan. Around eight cultural troupes, who came all the way from various districts of Arunachal Pradesh, gave an excellent performance showcasing the diversity of various tribes and people before a full house.

The Chief Minister also visited the Arunachal Pavilion at the Trade Fair where different artisans and organizations from the state are displaying their products. He extensively interacted with them and congratulated them for winning the best pavilion award this year for the state.

Tuki was accompanied by Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering, Minister of Industries Tapang Taloh, Minister of Social Welfare Newlai Tingkhatra, Parliamentary Secretary Padi Richo, Development Commissioner Ramesh Negi, Secretary Art & Culture Indira Malo Jain among others.

The 14-day 33rd India International Trade Fair is scheduled to conclude on November 27.



Consultative meeting held

PASIGHAT, Nov 26: A consultative meeting was held today under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner R K Mishra in the DC’s conference hall which was attended by the Education Minister Bosiram Siram, SP Pushpendra Kumar, ADC Nidhi Srivastava, other officers, senior citizens, PRI members, local leaders and members of Pasighat Market Welfare Association.

Among other various issues, ensuing CM’s visit to Pasighat, beautification of the township, conduct of Tadar Tang Football tournament, educational development, law and order situation, drugs control, proper implementation of traffic rules etc were the parts of the discussion.

While seeking cooperation from the society, the Education Minister Bosiram Siram informed that Chief Minister Nabam Tuki will lay the foundation stone of State University to be established at Pasighat during his Pasighat visit, proposed on January 18 next. Siram also informed that the Tuki will also lay the foundation stones of the Polytechnic College and Circle office at Yagrung on the same day. Tuki will also inaugurate newly constructed Higher Secondary school building at Yagrung, Rostrum near the Gandhi Chowk, and amusement park at Pane-Korong.

Soon after the inaugurations the CM will attend a rally and public meeting in the newly constructed Rostrum.

He urged the concerned engineering departments to carry out their works in full swing so that all works are completed in time and stressed for face-lifting in market area.

The minister informed that to encourage the youths and talents hunt the government has granted twelve lakhs for smooth conduct of Tadar Tang Football Tournament which is scheduled to be started on December 22 at the general ground Pasighat.

Siram appreciated the district administration and police authorities for maintaining the peace and tranquility in the township. He said due to active and promptness of the DC and SP, rate of crime has been decreased remarkably and people are feeling healthy and safe under their able administration. To ensure better policing, the minister assured to provide CCTVs from his end to be installed in all important places in the township.

Earlier, the Deputy Commissioner RK Mishra extended his thanks to citizens for their cooperation. He informed that 144 Cr.PC which was imposed by the DA in the township to check all illegal practices has been modified and restricted in some risky areas.  He further informed that police has seized more than two hundred two wheelers which were using illegally in the township.

Superintendent of police Pushpendra Kumar appealed the people to share information to create a crime-free society. DIPRO



IG Govt.  College Day celebrated

ITANAGAR, Nov 26: Parliamentary Secretary (PHE&WS) Karikho Kri while appreciating Indira Gandhi Govt. College, Tezu community in reinforcing the academic ambience of the institution appealed them to sustain this for ensuring quality and excellence.

Addressing the gathering after inaugurating the 23rd College Day of the College on November 24, Kri brought to the fore that the   meritorious awards given away by him sought to inject competitive sprit among the students and urged the students to retain the tempo of their discipline and commitment towards studies in bringing laurels to the institution.

While showing concern on the negative effects of drug abuse, Kri called upon the youth to refrain from such social malaise in order to preserve rich cultural heritage and social bondage. Further, he reiterated to provide full support towards all round development of this institution, including commencing of Science classes from the coming academic session.

Earlier, Principal Dr.  B K Nath mentioned that the college is emerging as the growing hub for higher education in the Eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh. While commending the efforts of the college fraternity, he highlighted the infrastructural requirements of the college to keep pace with the increasing number of students being enrolled every year.  

Students Union Advisor, Rajen Miwu and General Secretary of the Students Union of the College also spoke on the occasion.



Upper Siang all set to celebrate SRF & KEPANGLA Festivals

YINGKIONG, Nov 26: The preparations for Siang River and Keypangla Festivals in Upper Siang district are going on in full swing.

The festivals to be celebrated on December 8 and 9 at Yingkiong and Tuting would be attended by all the three MPs from the State and Chief Minister and hosts of ministers, MLAs and Parliamentary Secretaries and high ranking officers of the state.

During the opening ceremony, 250 young girls will present a mega dance with traditional attire. Several cultural troupes from different areas, villages of the district will take part in the folk dance competition. Besides popular Adi singe Onumoti Sisam, few young artists have been invited to the festival musical nite.

The other programs include, Tug of war, Arrow shooting, Volleyball, Traditional food and exhibition stalls.

There will also be fashion show based on traditional dresses.

During his stay, the CM will inaugurate the UD Guest House, the long waited RCC bridge over Simar stream and Tourist Lodge. The Chief Minister and his team will proceed to Tuting by chopper on December 9 to inaugurate the Keypangla festival at Tuting. The SRF and Keypangla festivals have been sponsored by the Tourism Department and Art and Culture Affairs Department respectively to promote tourism as well as showcase the rich traditional culture of the people of Upper Siang district. DIPRO



Training on tea and rubber cultivation

ITANAGAR, Nov 26: Around 60 progressive farmers from various villages under Tezu Sunpura block were imparted training on tea and rubber cultivation organized by BTT, Tezu-Sunpura block under Project Director of Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) at Tezu recently.

Attending the inaugural session, Lohit Deputy Commissioner RK Sharma encouraged the farmers to take up tea and rubber cultivation as cash crop with proper planning. He appealed all the trainees to take maximum benefit from the training.

Dr. M. Deka, Associate Professor, Tea Husbandry and Technology and Dr. G K Saikia, Course Coordinator, Small Tea Growers from Assam Agriculture University, Jorhat imparted training to the farmers as resource persons.

RS Singh, DAO Tezu, K. Rina DDSE Tezu, Dr. Debasis Baruah PC KVK, M. Chowlu, DTO Cum PD, ATMA, Deepak Barman PTO Kherem, T. Rehman, HDO, Vijay Yadav Farm Manager, Chow Shidhartha BTM, A Gamre ADO Cum Convenor attended the training.

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