One dead, five missing as bridge over Tawangchu snaps
ITANAGAR, Oct 3: One person is reported dead while four women and a three year old
child are missing after a Wire Rope Foot Suspension Bridge at Khetnallah over Tawangchu
river connecting Gyamdong village collapsed when two wire rope snapped from the anchor
bolt while seven persons were crossing over it on Oct 2.
The dead has been identified as Langha Drema, (31).
One person miraculously made it to safety as he hold on to the dangling suspenders
and was later saved by the locals, according to sources.
The district administration has identified the missing persons as Tashi Yangchin
(21 years), Thutan Yangzom (21 years) , Nima Chongzom (27 years), Dorjee Chozom (23
years) and a three year old Tenzin Phuntso. All the missing people are from Gyamdong
The search and rescue operation has been pressed into action. The personnel of Police,
SSB, Administration and locals are searching Lumla and beyond to locate the missing
The bridge under the PWD Jang Division was under construction and “not ready for
use”, said an official release.
The administration is tight lipped on why a bridge collapsed even before completion
and why warnings were not put in place if it was still under construction. According
to unconfirmed reports reaching here, the construction of the bridge has been completed
but not yet commissioned.
However, officials refuse to divulge any details on the status of the bridge.
The JE (In-charge) of the bridge was taken into custody and a magisterial enquiry
is being conducted to probe into the fact, according to official sources. In a report
to the Chief Secretary, the Deputy Commissioner has sought ex-gratia for the victims.
Orgs, PR leaders call for postponement of public hearing
3000MW Dibang Multi-purpose project
ITANAGAR, Oct 3: In a representation to the Member Secretary, the State Pollution
Control Board, the Idu Mishmi Cultural Literary Society (IMCLS), the apex body of
the Idu Mishmi community, All Idu Mishmi Students Union (AIMSU), Keba Kera-ah Yaku
Welfare Association (Women welfare association of Idu Mishmis), Chairman, Lower Dibang
Valley Zilla Parishad, Anchal Samiti Chairperson, Roing-Koronu Block has called
for postponement of Public Hearing for 3000MW Dibang Multipurpose Purpose project.
In spite of the fact that the dam proponent is aware of the fact that the Idu Mishmi
Cultural Literary Society (IMCLS) is carrying out public consultation at various
levels, the public hearing has been fixed on the 31th October it said while adding
that consultation by the apex body of our community is crucial before the public
hearing for environmental clearance.
The organizations unanimously said that the public hearing be postponed by a few
months so as to enable the proper completion of consultations at the project affected
area and all other villages. The organizations further said that they “aggrieved
by the widespread media reports of anti-national Maoist working actively amongst
us. We are committed to the progress of our community and hence we neither encourage
nor expect outsiders to work amongst us, in the interest of the Idu Mishmi people.
As a matter of fact we believe that spreading of such rumours tantamount to attempt
at undermining the ongoing public consultations at the grass root levels”.
AICC & Sonia Gandhi responsible for Arunachal crisis: BJP
ITANAGAR, Oct 3: BJP has hit out the All India Congress Committee and its Chairperson
Sonia Gandhi for the chaos in Arunachal.
“Since last 4 months, half of the Congress Legislators, 4 Cabinet Ministers, Parliamentary
Secretaries and MLAs are camping in Delhi to change their leadership. It is a Congress
internal matter but the people of Arunachal Pradesh are suffering. All the developmental
activities are at standstill and the law and order problems are increasing day by
day. The AICC and Sonia Gandhi are solely responsible for the crisis in Arunachal
Pradesh” said BJP General Secretary Tapir Gao in a press statement.
“Half of Congress legislators are in five star hotels in Delhi with the nexus of
the AICC, Northeast underground groups are also involving, which is a great threat
to Arunachal Pradesh and the nation”, it said while adding that with three countries
at its borders, Arunachal is a state which has to be governed with a stable government.
“One wonders why the central Congress leaders are keeping quiet and not taking immediate
action against their legislators who are not attending their duties since last four
months. Perhaps it is a case of connivance with the corrupt Arunachal leaders, he
added. The BJP further demanded that the state Assembly be convened urgently and
that the state government make a statement on the floor of the house on this issue
of complete neglects of governance.
It further called for immediate steps for distribution of medicine and essential
goods to all block level and border areas in the state.
While referring to blockade of two National Highways in Manipur for the 65 days running,
the BJP has said that the Congress-I government in Manipur and the Congress-I leaders
in Centre are not seriously taking about the problems faced by the common people
The law and order problems are deteriorating day by day, and there is a hue and cry
for essential commodities in Manipur.
AAPSU question NIT, NERIST appointments
ITANAGAR, Oct 3: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has expressed displeasure
over appointment of Prof CT Bhunia and Prof Dipankar Pal as director of NIT and NERIST
respectively. In a release AAPSU stated that both of them are presently associated
with private colleges and their selection as director of Arunachal’s prestigious
institutes do not stand good.
While professor CT Bhunia is dean (Academics), Haldi Institute Technology which
is affiliated to West Bengal University of technology, Prof Dipankar Pal is former
principal of BC Roy private college also affiliated to West Bengal University of
“Both the director designates of NERIST and NIT are not from institutes like IIT,
NIT, Central University or any deemed university. Terming the move as undermining
the tribal communities of state, Union said that Ministry of human resource and development
is not serious about development of technical education in Arunachal Pradesh and
has given step motherly treatment to the people of Arunachal.
AAPSU President Takam Tatung in a release said that, “Most of the NITs across country
are headed by professors with established career from prominent institutes like IIT
or central universities with engineering faculties or at atleast with NITs. Therefore
we want newly established NIT Itanagar to be shaped by an established academician
from national institute like IIT, NIT or central university.”
In regards to NERIST, Tatung said, “NERIST in the past has already witnessed so
much turbulence because of inapt directors; therefore concern authorities should
be very careful while selecting new director. As NERIST is deemed university, it
must be headed by senior professor from a national institutes like IIT, NIT, Central
university or at least from a deemed university.”
Union concerned at law and order situation
ITANAGAR, Oct 3: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union has expressed serious concern
over present situation in Arunachal where law and order seems to deteriorating with
each passing day.
It said that situation was “due to lack of will power on the part of central leaders
including UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take
decision regarding leadership crisis in Arunachal.
In the process ordinary and poor citizen of state is suffering. The worst affected
being education and health sector,” said President AAPSU.
“The Union has always stood for interest of Arunachalee citizens. Issues like Chakma-Hajong
refugee problem, NPF issue, NSCN problem and boundary issue has always been very
dear to the AAPSU. While we keep fighting for sake of Arunachal, our leaders do not
seem to bother about welfare of Arunachalee citizens,” stated Union president Takam
NES-ANSU to organize ‘Itanagar Challo’
ITANAGAR, Oct 3: Dissatisfied with the findings of the 2-member inquiry committee,
which was constituted by the State Government to procure the source of the news item
that was published in Times of India (ToI) and Deccan Chronicle in May creating ruckus
among Nyishi community, Nyishi Elite Society (NES) and All Nyishi Students’ Union
(ANSU) have decided to organize “Itanagar Challo” (Mega Nyishi Dignity Rally 2011--Itanagar
Angtu) on October 7.
“The report submitted by the two member inquiry committee is too far from the end
of an honorable solution. There has been no any progress made in the case; and it
is still there where it was in May,” NES president Bengia Tolum told media persons
The inquiry committee report, which was also made available to the media persons,
concluded that “ ...the article by Indo Asian News Service (IANS) was the basis of
the article published in Times of India and Deccan Chronicle but the defamatory sentence
was inserted by either Manuj Anand or the editorial team of the print edition of
Deccan Chronicle and Pradeep Thakur or the editorial team of Internet edition of
Times of India.”
The protest rally would be participated by Nyishis from entire state as well as from
Assam. The participants will gather at Doimukh and Nyirubjolli before proceeding
to IG Park, Itanagar where a public meeting would be held, the NES president said.
Future strategies on the on-going movement would be decided in that meeting, he added.
The NES president accused the State Govt of adopting time buying tactics and said
that a welfare Government which can not live upto people’s expectations and does
not work its citizens’ interest has no right to continue. He also threatened to knock
the door of the President on the issue, if there is no breakthrough. It is pertinent
to mention here that NES and ANSU are mounting pressure on Government to compel the
ToI reporter to reveal the source of the news item beside tendering apology before
the community people for his unfounded remark. Both NES and ANSU firmly believe that
there must be a source of the infamous news item which is yet to be revealed.
Total Sanitation Campaign
ITANAGAR, Oct 3: The PHE and Water Supply Department, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh,
in order to give an impetus to the Total Sanitation Campaign, is observing “Swachhata
Utsav” from 2nd October to 14th November 2011. The main objectives of observing Swachhata
Utsav is to eliminate the practice of open defecation and pigsty toilets, ensuring
construction of sanitary household latrines and its regular use, safe disposal of
human faeces and maintain food, personal and environmental hygiene. A painting Competition
with the theme “Clean Village” was organized to mark the observation of Swachhata
Utsav on Sept 30, where 75 students from Govt. Middle School, P- Sector and Arunoday
Govt. Hr.Secondary School, Itanagar participated.
Meanwhile at Roing, the District Water and Sanitation Committee, Lower Dibang Valley
and PHE & WS Division started Swachhata Utsav Celebration from 2nd October.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chair Cum-Deputy Commissioner, G. Gupta said that the
objective of celebration of Swachhata Utsav is to give momentum to Total Sanitation
The Celebration also included procession in which students, teachers, officials,
officers, Police personnel, PRI Leaders and public took part.
DIET remains cut off for many months
ITANAGAR, Oct 3: The District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), Naharlagun
remains cut off for the last four months due to heavy landslide followed by formation
cutting of Papu Nallah-Itanagar via Jollang road by construction agency.
The trainees (PSTE course), staff and teachers for IGNOU programmes (DPE course)
have been facing great difficulties due to total damage of DIET approach road.
“The matter was appraised of and discussed with higher authorities of education
department in the meetings of DIETs and DRCs on July 19 at SIE, Itanagar with authentic
photographs of the damaged of approach road and the boys’ hostel building of DIET.
Inspite of several approaches to higher authorities there was no action or visit
to the institution by any higher officials of education department so far,” said
DIET principal Gania Leij in a release today.
He further said inspite of several requests to the executing agency for renovation
of approach road at least for two and four wheelers, the concerned authorities did
not pay attention to solve the burning problem.
“Needless to say that the whole matter was also intimated to the Capital DC for needful
action but no one pay heed to the appeal of DIET authority”, the principal regrets.
However, the DIET authority hoped that the concerned authorities would take all
possible steps immediately in order to solve the burning problem at the earliest.
Grow with the times, but remember the past: Lowangdong
Itanagar, Oct 3: Annual Cultural Day and Food Fest of Don Bosco College were organised
in the college campus here today.
In his message, chief guest of the function Wanglin Lowangdong, Speaker Legislative
Assembly said, “Today’s young generation should be able to grow with the times but
remember the past”.
Highlighting the importance of one’s culture he stated, “As we are living in a global
village, we need to make our culture known to the world. One should carry forward
one’s culture while at the same time respecting that of others.”
He exhorted all the students to be heralds of peace, love and harmony. He promised
Rs. 3 lakhs to the college from his MLA-LAD fund for the improvement of computer
facilities in the college.
Guest of Honour Bamang Felix, MLA said, “One should be proud of one’s culture and
identity and also preserve it. Competition is not putting others down but vying with
others in sharing one’s talents.” He urged all the young people present to protect
their culture and identity.
Earlier at the function, Fr. Nicholas, Principal of the College said, “Only a person
who loves one’s own culture can truly appreciate the culture of others. It requires
one to be rooted in one’s culture to be broadminded.” He also said that Northeast
is an athropologial museum. However, the people, in a short time, have made a leap
from “the loin cloth to Levis jeans”. This is a big jump, the principal felt, and
strongly invited the students to fill this gap through preservation and celebration
of the cultural riches of each tribe. The day saw the variety of cultural displays
and richness of the culture of Arunachal. The colourful display of cultural attires
was seen during the ramp walk for the best dressed boys, girls and couples. Forty
participants took part in the ramp walk. The competitions in cultural dance and cultural
display were held between the four houses of the college.
KGBV shines at folk dance competition
ROING, Oct 3: The Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBV) emerged winner in the
state level folk dance competition held at Itanagar on Friday, organized by the Adolescence
Education Cell of the State Institute of Education.
The first position was bagged by KGBV from East Siang district, followed by KGBV
Hunli of Lower Dibang Valley district. Ten schools from different parts of the state
took part in the competition.
The theme of the dance competition was on population education, which is a part of
the national folk dance competition conducted by the New Delhi held through out the
country. Its aim is to sensitize and develop appropriate life skills among the students
on various population issues.
Elated by the success of KGBV Hunli, the headmaster of the school Jimpo Linggi said
it is a reward and recognition of the sincere and dedicated services done by the
teachers in tough and remote place like Hunli.
The KGBV Hunli is the lone residential school for girls in the Lower Dibang Valley
district and is run by Abralow Memorial Multipurpose Society (AMMS).
“This success will boost the moral and confidence of the teachers and students to
perform better and excel in near future,” said Linggi.
The KGBV management of Hunli owed its success to DDSE T Tatak and District Adult
Education Officer (DAEO) Abu Saring for giving the school an opportunity to take
part in the competition.
BJP Rath Yatra to arrive in Capital on Oct 20
Itanagar: Oct 3: Veteran BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani’s ‘Rath Yatra’ against corruption
and price rise has been scheduled for some states, including Arunachal Pradesh. As
per new schedule, the Rath Yatra will arrive in the state capital on October 20.
The changes were made in a meeting of the national level organizing committee yesterday
in New Delhi attended by all the State BJP presidents. Subsequently, the BJP State
Executive Meeting which was scheduled to be held here on October 14 -15 has been
rescheduled on October 20-21, a BJP release said.
Advani will be accompanied by BJP national vice president and former Union Minister,
Bijoya Chakravorty (MP) and BJP-NE States Organizational-in-Charge, P. Chandrasekhar
Rao. Party’s young MP and BJP national secretary Varun Gandhi is also expected to
The state BJP has constituted 3 state level committees--Organizing Committee headed
by B.R Wage and Dominic Tadar, state vice president and general secretary, Mobilization
Committee headed by Lichi Legi and Kago Tadi, treasurer and state secretary and Publicity
Committee headed by Tai Tagak and Sambu Siongju, state general secretary and convener
PR Cell respectively to oversee the ensuing programmes.
Administration at door steps
Roing, Oct 3: To make it easier for the villagers, the Lower Dibang Valley district
administration set up a Mobile office at Parbuk Village on Sept 28. This was 2nd
such convergence programme since Garima Gupta joined as a DC of the district in June
All together 7 villages namely, Kangkong, Kabang, Katan, Mobang-I & II, Ram Basti
and Parbuk were benefited from the Mobile office organized by the District administration.
The villagers informed that for obtaining S/T Certificate, PRC, and Income certificate
etc they have to spend more than Rs.300 on fare for coming up to Roing. The villager
urged the District Administration to conduct such camps in future, to which DC and
SP has given assurance to extend other benefits like Ration cards, Birth certificates
etc in the next mobile office.
Replying to a memorandum submitted to the DC, she assured the villagers to look into
the matters and give positive responses to them.
SP Roing, while disclosing the security scenario of the district, sought co-operation
from the general public and alerted them to be vigil out regarding movements of unknown
and suspicious persons.
As a part of Mobile Office, Awareness regarding hygienic was imparted through a detail
presentation. The emphasis was on the Total Sanitation Campaign Er. S. Pertin, EE,
PHED informed that, PHE & WS Division, Roing has intensified the water revenue derive
from 11/8/2011 and requested all consumers to pay their outstanding dues latest by
11/10/2011 and beyond that disconnection of drinking water service line will be started.
The departments are also implementing one time regularisation of authorised water
connection with production of supporting documents till 11/10/2011. The revenue so
collected would used for boosting of development activities of our state, he pointed.
Speaking on the occasion, the Assistant Commandant, CRPF has informed that recruitment
rally of local youths in CRPF will be conducted in the district very soon. She also
enlightened about the civic action programme to be held in the villages.
Earlier, DC who has been giving priority to education sector since her posting in
the district, inspected the Meka Scondary School, Jia Middle School, Bolung Hr. Scondary
School and Bolik Middle School.
Under free and compulsory education programme, DC along with SP, DDSE, official and
public distributed free uniforms and sports items to the schools.
Awareness programme on food processing
ITANAGAR, Oct 3: Awareness Programme on Food Processing was organized on September
30 at Veterinary Council Hall, Directorate of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary, Nirjuli.
The Programme was organized by Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology Regional
Centre (IICPT), Guwahati in collaboration with Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Papum Pare under
the sponsorship of Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India.
Altogether about 50 farmers belonging to different Farmer Clubs from Jote, Holongi,
Barum and Karsingsa participated at the programme
Dr. R. Lama, Deputy Director, Directorate of A.H. & Vety., graced the function as
chief guest and highlighted the importance of food processing for nutritional and
economic security. He requested the participants to take full benefit of the training.
Dr. Heli Taba, Programme Coordinator, KVK, Papum Pare, stressed upon the roles of
financial institutions in promoting entrepreneurship development in food processing
sector. He emphasized the role of the Farmers Clubs and Self Help Groups for agricultural
development in the district and state as a whole.
Dr. K. Suresh Kumar, Senior scientist & Officer in Charge, IICPT, Guwahati highlighted
the efforts made by Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India and IICPT
in popularizing food processing and entrepreneurship development for bring business
outlook in rural farm sector.
Resource persons, Chukhu Kapa, Horticulture Development Officer, Balijan, Hemanta
Ngangbam, Subject Matter Specialist (Horticulture) and Tadang Meena Dirchi, Subject
Matter Specialist (Agronomy) of KVK, Papum Pare highlighted the participants on post
harvest management, processing and value addition of fruits and vegetables in the
The farmers expressed their keen interest in various processing techniques of fruits
and vegetables which were unknown to them earlier. They requested the organizers
to conduct such programme with more practical oriented in future. The farmers were
very satisfied and the programme ended with great appreciation from farmer participants.
Silver jubilee cum college week celebration of IGGC begins
Tezu, Oct. 3: The year-long silver jubilee celebration and 22nd college week of Indira
Gandhi Government College (IGGC), Tezu which coincided with the 142nd birth anniversary
of Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi, began with traditional colour and gaiety here
Inaugurating the celebrations as chief guest, Dr. Joram Begi, director of higher
and technical education, lauded the untiring efforts of the present principal, Dr.
B.K.Nath, faculty members and alumni for making the college a model institution.
He emphatically described the college as the best college in the state with conducive
academic atmosphere, dedicated faculty members and disciplined students. He recalled
the contributions of various political leaders like former Education Minister KKrong,
former minister Nakul Chai, finance minister Kalikho Pul and MLA and Parliamentary
Secretary Karikho Kri for the enrichment of the college.
He also recalled the contributions of former college principals, P.N.Jha, B.K.Kakoty,
D.Hazarika for the development of the college.
Responding to the needs and requirements of the college, Dr. Begi assured to look
into all the problems on priority basis.
Congratulating the college fraternity on the auspicious occasion, he informed few
important proposals of the Government which are in the pipeline viz. opening science
stream, construction of library building, opening 2 units of NSS and enhancement
of stipend, etc.
Dr. Begi mentioned that there has been considerable progress in the field of higher
education in Arunachal Pradesh during the last decade. He was optimistic about the
development of higher education in an accelerated pace in the coming days due to
increase in the plan size by the state government.
Dr. Begi urged the academic community to develop strong enthusiasm and will power
for enriching higher education in the state.
Deputy director of higher education Dr. Tejum Padu, who was the guest of honour,
described the college as the most integrated one. He advised the students to devote
their full time and energy in study to achieve the desired goal. Streams like humanities
have wider career prospects today, he opined.
Principal of the college Dr. Nath extended gratitude to the Government for their
taking progressive steps for opening science stream in the college. Dr. Nath drew
the attention of the chief guest towards the acute shortage of teaching staff including
other infrastructural constraints in the college. He informed that the present teacher-student
ratio of the college is 1:70, which is comparatively much higher than other colleges
in the state.
The general secretary of the college highlighted certain needs of the college like
construction of boundary wall, boys hostel, opening up of PG courses etc.
The college community expressed gratitude to MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary Kri
for providing all logistic support for the successful celebration of Silver Jubilee
cum College Week Celebration.
Sanjay Bengia, Dy. Director of Technical Education and Dr. V.N. Sharma, State Liaison
Officer NSS were present as special guests. DIPRO
Teachers’ death condoled
ITANAGAR, Oct 3: Arunachal Teachers’ Association, Upper Subansiri District Unit and
All Arunachal Pradesh Diploma in Elementary Education Association, All Paying Circle
Youth Forum (APCYF)condoled the untimely demise of Tapo Riamuk Roomching who died
on October 01 following car accident near Ziro.
He was serving as Assistant Teacher at Meyaba Residential ME School under Nacho Circle
and is survived by his wife, four children and two brothers.
The last rite of Roomching was held at Daporijo today which was attended by Minister
Tanga Byaling, ATA District Unit members, relatives and public. The members of the
association prayed almighty for his eternal peace and to give enough strength to
the family members.
The Arunachal Teachers’ Association CEC and Officers and Officials of DDSE Office
and SSA District Mission Yupia condoled the untimely demise of Santosh Kumar Singh
who died on October 01.
Late Singh joined the education department in 2009 and was serving as JT (SSA) at
government Middle School, Gai under Sagalee circle.
He is survived by his wife and a daughter.
All Milli Mabak Hill Docha Welfare Society has condoled the demise of its assistant
finance secretary Milli Togo.
The members observed two minute silence and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed
soul and to bestow enough strength to the bereaved family member to bear the irreparable
ANSU mourns death of College student
ITANAGAR, Oct 3: All Nyishi Students’ Union has condoled the death of Late Chohan
Kino, Editor of DNGC magazine and student of B A III year, Dera Natung Government
college Itanager. He died following a road accident when two motorcycle collided
at capital Complex on Oct 2.
The Union appealed to the youth to drive carefully in capital region and obey traffic
rule in order to avoid accident.
Accident occurs in capital complex involving youths due to careless driving, it said
as it appealed to the youths to use helmets and stop mixing driving and drinking.
The Union urged the deputy commissioner of capital complex to deploy patrolling duty
to check rush driving.
Dera Natug Government College family also deeply mourned the demise of Chohan Kino
who died in a motor bike accident near RK Mission, Hospital Itanagar last night.
Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribe Students’ Union (APSTSU) condoled the sudden demise
of Chohan Kino. The Union said that he took active part in various students movement
of state. The union expressed deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family and
prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
Union flays HM
ITANAGAR, Oct 3: The Arunachal Pradesh Indigenous Tribes’ Union (APITU) today expressed
surprise about the media reports on law and order situation in Arunachal Pradesh
as revealed by Home Minister Takar Marde on the floor of State Legislative Assembly
on Sept 24.
There have been several instances of breach in law and order across the state like
kidnapping, murder, rape (in Vijaynagar), shooting and assaults including law and
order problems in Aalo, Pasighat, Roing, but the Home Minister failed to mention
and attend to, the Union said. The union further said that the minister did not
mention the overall situation of the State and the steps taken by the Govt to tackle
law and order. The minister should voluntarily step down ‘as he failed in all fronts,’
The Union alleged that only focus was the Pradeep Thakur issue and its subsequent
ramifications particularly in context of the agitation launched by the NES and the
ANSU as if this was the only issue worth discussing in the Assembly. Instead of trying
to put balms on hurt sentiments, his report clearly projects Nyishis as problematic,
the Union claimed while adding that “ his report had categorically stated that common
Nyishi people were involved in the violence that occurred during the last ANSU bandh
in the state capital…. This reflects the present govt’s divisive politics and seclusion
of the Nyishi community from the mainstream”.
Federation seeks Guv intervention
ITANAGAR, Oct 3: All Arunachal Youngster United Federation (AAYUF) has sought the
intervention of state Governor and union home minister in order to bring normalcy
and communal harmony in the state.
The state has been witnessing chaos and lawlessness followed by bandh and strike
due to failure of the state Govt under the leadership of present CM, the Federation
Describing the reported kidnapping of a minister as undemocratic and act of barbarism,
the Federation also demanded exemplary punishment to the persons involved in the
incident. It further claimed that CM bungalow has been used as “dumping ground for
CHANGLANG, Oct 3: Gandhi Jayanti was observed at District HQ. Changlang yesterday.
It started with prabhat pherry carried out by various schools in and around township.
The main function was held at the DIET Campus, where the statue of Mahatma Gandhi
was garlanded. All faith prayers also held for social harmony, understanding of human
values and peaceful co-existence among cross section of people.
Arunachal Pradesh Junior Engineer’s Welfare Association (APJEWA) paid floral tribute
to the portrait of Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti
at Niti Vihar on Oct 2.
Former APJEWA president and chief advisor Er Nagesh Kumar Singh narrated the life
story and activities of Mahatma Gandhi, while Er Sankoti Cheda explained in brief
about the freedom movement of Mahatma and his fight for universal human rights. The
association members including APJEWA general secretary Taw Kero, Vice president Er
Techi Tajo were present on the occasion.
KVK conducts training
Pasighat, Oct 3: One day training on Value Addition of Lime and Lemon was conducted
by KVK, East Siang, Pasighat, College of Horticulture and Forestry for the farmers
from Bodak Village and Bodgging Ane Self Help Group. The programme was conceptualized
seeing the heavy loss of horticultural crops during peak season. Processing is therefore
indispensable to facilitate preservation. Taking into consideration the problems
faced by the farmers the training was conducted with a view to ensure optimum utilization
of raw materials thereby reducing the wastage and also open up additional source
of income contributing to the economic independence and confidence of the women folk.
Practical demonstration was given by Th. Eloni Vida, SMS, Home Science on preparation
of processed products from lime and lemon.
Toge Riba, SMS, Plant protection briefed the trainees regarding the importance of
value addition and how loss can be prevented by simple processing even if it is at
household level. The trainees were also taken for field visit in various horticultural
farms of the college.
ITANAGAR, Oct 3: Formation of the Association under the nomenclature “Unemployed
Trained Teachers Association” is objectionable, said Arunachal Teachers Association
(ATA) while reacting to the news items of the All Arunachal Pradesh Unemployed Trained
Teachers Association published in a section of local daily today. It said B Ed holders
should refrain from claiming themselves as the teachers before they are being properly
recruited to the teacher posts.
While regretting the postponement of interview for senior teachers posts, the ATA
CEC said no one should blindly blame the officers of the education department as
the deferment was made with the initiative of ATA for giving justice to the in-service
teaching community of the state and on the basis of HC order.
Orgs supports NES demand
ITANAGAR, Oct 3: All Nyishi Youth Organization (ANYO) has supported the demand of
the Nyishi Elite Society (NES) for resignation of Chief Minister for alleged failure
of the Govt to deliver the services to the people of the state.
The state machinery has completely broken down since the demise of chief minister
late Dorjee Khandu. The peaceful state of Arunachal Pradesh is reeling under lawlessness
while development activities came to grinding halt due to failure of the Govt, the
The organization further claimed that the CM failed to win the confidence of the
most of the legislators and the CM bungalow has become the den of anti-social activities,
including kidnapping and forceful confinement.
“With the Govt dragging the Pradeep Thakur issue for such long period of time, the
patience of Nyishi community has ran out and came to a revolting stage,” the organization
Meanwhile, Lower Subansiri District Nyishi Students’ Union (LSDNSU) also supported
the demand of the NES for CM’s resignation. While extending all kind of support to
NES and ANSU’s movement on Pradeep Thakur issue, the union further said the law and
order situation in state capital is also deteriorating since taking over the leadership
of the state by the present chief minister.
EDP for rural tribal women
Tezu, Oct 3: The Weeklong Rural Entrepreneurship Development Program (REDP) on Soft
toy making and Embroidery for Rural tribal women of Tezu concluded today at Changliang
village in presence of the Village elders and PRI representatives.
The REDP was jointly organised by Amik Matai Society and Seva Bharati, Arunachal
to provide an opportunity for tribal women to gain self employment through these
income generating activities. Trainings were imparted in Soft toy making, Glass painting,
purse, fabric painting, Tie and Dye handkerchief, flower pot making and colour cloth
flowers. The training concluded with the exhibition cum Sale of the products made
by the trainees during the weeklong handicraft training.
Nearly 30 rural tribal women benefitted from the training program.
The organising NGOs will be organising the similar training program in large scale
on account of huge demand for these type of trainings by rural tribal women of Tezu.
The trainees are equipped now to provide additional income to their respective families
through these home based activity.
Quiz competition held
ITANAGAR, Oct 3: Jiyo Aur Jine Do organized inter-school quiz competition at Palin
on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti yesterday.
Kyoda Meema of Government Middle School, Dui and Tayer Niane of JNV School Old Palin
were adjudged as winners of the competition, Tadar Nai and Nangram Mama of JNV School
Old Palin grabbed the second prize and Passing Tariu of JNV School Old Palin got
the third prize.
Later, State Project Coordinator, Jiyo aur jine do Biri Meema gave away the prize
and certificate to all the winners.
Inter School Quiz Competition
DAPORIJO, Oct 3: Roji Nayam and Binju Mara of Blue Mount School, Daporijo won Gold
medals in the Inter School Quiz Competition held at Singik Hall, Daporijo on the
occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on October 2 last. Roji is in Class V and Binju is in
Silver and the Bronze medals went to Rijo Primary School, Daporijo and Govt. Hr Secondary
School, Dumporijo. The other schools which participated in the competition were Rijo
Middle School, Bazaar Middle School, Sacred Heart and Bazaar Primary School.
The event was organized by Sigen Colony Welfare Society.
CRC’s Youth foundation Day
ITANAGAR, Oct 3: The 24th Youth Foundation Day of Christian Revival Church Naharlagun
was observed on Oct 2. Songs and dances by tiny-tots and youths, Biblical discourse,
prayers, cake-cutting and a community feast marked the day long celebration at the
church compound at F-sector where hundreds of youths and elders, including youth
leaders from TBC Naharlagun, APCRCC, APCRCWW and ACRYA leaders participated. Gospel
singers Roshan Pordung and Isaac Baat enthralled the audience with their numbers.
While dwelling on the theme of the foundation day “God have been my hope and confidence
since my youth-Psalm 71:5” APCRCC vice-president Dr. David Pertin in his foundation
day message stressed on building a strong personal relationship with God and leading
a faithful life. He also appealed the gathering to pray fervently for peace and harmony
in the state. Missionary of the church Rev. Dr. N. Tasar, Deacon Evan. Tapang Tamut,
Service chairman Mitet Paron, Organising Secretary Gibbs Taba, Treasurer Er. Ruth
Tapak besides others also spoke on the occasion.
NSUI launch membership drive
ITANAGAR, Oct 3: The National Students Union of India, Arunachal Unit, has launched
its second phase ‘Open Membership Drive’.
It was launched by Taranga Gogoi, National Secretary, NSUI, in presence of State
President Kafa Bagang, National delegate Kirbe Dulom, State Office bearers and Districts
Presidents. Taranga while elaborating on the multifaceted roles of NSUI appealed
to the students of Arunachal to be part of the revolution to transform the students’
community. He also informed that anyone born before 31st Dec 1984 is eligible and
must be a student of a regular college.
Babul Ali has is the Election Co-ordinator for Arunachal Pradesh.
Representation in favour of project
ROING, Oct 3: Deputy Commissioner, Lower Dibang Valley District received a representation
today from the Chairman, Angidi Linggi Foundation saying that the 3000MW Dibang Project
Promised to bring about sea change for the prosperity of the people of Dibang and
Lower Dibang Valley and needs to be welcomed by all, repots DIPRO.
It sought the local Government and Administration to make improvements and amendments
for what could not be achieved as far developmental activities of the region in the
past are concerned. The chairman of the foundation also appealed every one to proactively
participate in the public hearing process of an undeniably beneficial project like
the Dibang Multi-Purpose Project stating that the public hearing is a true reflection
of the voice of the Project Affected People and opposing the public hearing is like
suppressing the genuine voice of the common people. (DIPRO)
Govt urged to solve school problems
ITANAGAR, Oct 3: The School Management Committee of the Govt Primary School, Romi
Colony, Upper P-Sector has appealed the higher authorities of education department
to look into various problems of the school immediately.
Since the establishment of the school in 2006 under SSA scheme, no officer of the
education department has visited the school yet nor any development activities took
place, the committee said. The school has no proper road link, water supply system,
electricity facilities and infrastructure like desk and bench. The situation turns
worst during summer season as the students can not attend school due to landslide
near school compound.
GWS mourn death of Ado and Riso
ITANAGAR, Oct 3: Galo Welfare Society (GWS) has mourned the untimely demise of late
Bero Ado, retired Director, Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry, Govt of
Arunachal Pradesh, and Late Tanya Riso, public leader, Nari-Koyu.
While late Ado leaves behind mourning relatives and friends, sudden passing away
of late Riso has created a vacuum in the political map of Nari-Koyu area, it said.
While remembering the services of the departed souls to the state and society at
large, the GWS offered its sincere sympathies to the bereaved families.
PIO asked to pay compensation
ITANAGAR, Oct 3: The Arunachal Pradesh Information Commission (APIC) while hearing
the case No APIC 287/2011 has directed the office of the PIO/EE, PWD division, Yazali
to pay compensation amounting to Rs 50,000 only under section 19 (8) (b) of RTI Act
2005 for the loss and other detriment suffered by complainant Neelam Topu. The compensation
amount should be paid to complainant Topu within a period of three weeks from the
date of order, APIC said.
Governor and CM greets citizens
ITANAGAR 3, Oct: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh has extended greetings
to all the people of Arunachal Pradesh on the auspicious occasion of Dussehra. He
also offered his prayers for peace, prosperity and amity in the State.
In his messages, Governor said that the festival of Dussehra signifies the essence
of truth and accentuates that good always triumphs over evil. It also illustrates
the importance of ethical and moral values and value systems so deeply rooted in
our society. On the festive occasion, General Singh appealed all to resolve never
to tolerate injustice and strive towards realizing the dream of a progressive State,
built on foundations of compassion, justice, equality and truth.
Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin has greeted the fellow citizens on the auspicious occasion
of Durga Puja and Nav Ratri.
He hoped that this festive season would bring with it peace, prosperity and goodwill
to the people of the state.
ITANAGAR, Oct 3: Takam Pate and Kipa Natung have been selected as Chairman and General
Secretary of newly formed Dariya Hill Colony Committee.
Allergic to safe driving
I would like to invite the attention of the higher authorities towards the reckless
and negligent driving inside our capital complex. We know roads here are in its best
of worsen phase, beautiful craggy with hazardous pits and holes. Series of breaking
points compliments the bad road condition, due to which traffic is chaotic. Driving
in such condition is next to impossible. Specially the tracker drivers are quite
escort. One can even enjoy their drifting and insane driving risking the lives of
passengers sitting inside and others. As a result number of serious accidents took
place in recent past.
Nevertheless our teenage bike riders without helmet on' performing motorcycle stunts
solving jigsaw puzzles. Speed has no limits for them which is harrowing and really
upsetting put in the same time. It’s disturbing because it becomes knife-edge situation
for the people driving on the same road. Not only the young boys in their teen's
but mature responsible people also take pride of their riding an driving blindly
at break-neck speed without caring a fig for others lives and their own. It seems
people here have become allergic to safe driving. Reckless drivers have become menace.
There is neither a strict vigil by the traffic police nor there a thorough and systematic
checking of those person who drive without licence.
Driving a vehicle is very easy but driving a vehicle with safety and skills is very
difficult. So try and achieve the target of accomplishing the difficult part of it
as the easier part doesn't prove we are mature enough.
Kinung, (on email)
The Lisus and Namdapha
Apropos to the comments published in your daily from 23rd Sept/2011 onwards, I would
like to clarify the position on the comments of Phususa Yobin Liahey Ngwazah, Aphu.A.
Yobin , Alvin Yobin and others.
Proposal for creation of park area initiated during 1965, though preliminary notification
proposing to constitute Reserved Forest was issued under notification No. A1416/46/23
Dtd. 7/7/48 and existing area of 1807 Sq.Km of National Park declared R.F during
1970 . The area was subsequently declared wildlife sanctuary on 2/10/72 and notified
as National Park and Tiger reserve during 1983. The whole area of National Park has
also been notified as critical Tiger habitat under Sec-38V of Wildlife Protection(
Amendment Act 2006) vide Govt. of A.P order Dtd. 24/12/2007. Hence here comes the
obvious reason to persuade for rehabilitation of the Lisu Community, settled unauthorised
within the critical Tiger habitat area. The declared critical area has to be freed
from any interference as per the guidelines of Tiger Conservation Plan. Moreover
provision of section 2(O) & section 42 (b) (d) of the schedule Tribe and other Traditional
Forest dweller (Reorganization Forests) Act 2006 also contradict the rights expected
by the Lisu people.
In fact 75 families of Lisu community actually encroached the Namdapha National Park
before 1985 and 10 families after 1985 as per the verification conducted jointly
by Administration & NNP authority of Miao which is an act of clear violation of the
provision of wildlife protection Act 1972. In spite of that govt. has come up with
two feasible options as compensations for rehabilitation of Lisu Community.
Now, as far as the land, in question, that has been earmarked for rehabilitation
of Lisu families staying inside the NNP, it is hard to believe that Elvin Yobin of
Bangalore gave misleading facts without confirming the exact ground position. The
remark in brief was that the land for which the local tribals & Chakma communities
have been fighting is the very land which has been offered to the Lisus in order
to save Namdhapa just because govt could not fight with Chakmas anymore. Such type
of remarks will only help in escalation of tension, mistrust among the communities
still residing with harmony. In fact the earmarked location for proposed rehabilitation
is 10/12 Km away from Miao. The location is at 3.2. Kms east from M’Pen check gate
well within the reserve forest but out of the boundary of the NNP or the land owned
by a tribal person having LPC. So, it is advisable that before passing any remark
it should first be confirmed to avoid airing of misleading facts. Facts remain that
in the course of discussions in meetings, the Lisu people in their representation
submitted to Parliamentary Secretary (E & S) govt. of A.P sought for alternate land
which is secure, protected and free from encroachment. They also demanded for the
land to be free from domination of the other tribes and population. Thereafter only
initiative for searching for land had been taken up constituting a committee headed
by S. Roy, CO(LR). Accordingly the land was earmarked which is inside the reserve
forest and fulfil all the stipulated condition sought by the Lisu people .The Singphos
& Tangsa Community leaders showing wonderful gesture did agree with the proposal
extended by the Administration to rehabilitate the Lisu families in the earmarked
Additional Deputy Commissioner
Miao, (on email)
Hypocrites & hopeless!
May I ask who this Arunachal Elite Youth Organization represents? Are they really
the elites of Arunachal?
For the fact what does this term 'Elite' really means in the land of the rising sun--
However rich or influential should not question anybody in this state for we all
belong to the same side of the coin- whether it is the students' union or the NGOs
or the press, we are all same. Hypocrites & hopeless. Arunachal was never & ever
will be a peaceful state. We have always hated the other tribe residing in our area
What is the need of glorifying Arunachal when we all know that out of the 60MLAs,
only 0% are not corrupt. And we are all responsible for this mess.
Longding, (on email)
The AE (civil) exam was conducted by APPSC on 2nd June. We are still waiting for
the result. What happened to the result and why is it taking so long? Should we believe
that there is something fishy going on?
We have full faith in the APPSC.
Many of us are unemployed for many years. Please have mercy on us and declare the
result immediately. We have waited long enough.
An Aspirant, (on email)
A dumping ground of a road
The road from Ganga to Doordarshan colony is totally in shambles. We have the SP
(Capital), Directorate of Fire Service and SP (Security) Offices whose approach road
has become a dumping ground. It seems like anyone can come and throw anything here.
Not only garbage but also mud is dumped on the road and drainage, making it very
stinkingly slippery for vehicles and pedestrians. There is no doubt that the road
has been completely abandoned by the authorities. It would not be surprising if any
epidemic breaks out or any accident breaks out in the area. The efforts of authorities
through respected Talo Potom is commendable but good things from the government are
always short-lived. But what about this road? Will God come and rebuild it?
I would like to express my concern regarding the Bharat Vikash pariyajana, a non-profit
They have made arrangements for ditching people by collecting money for the sake
of recruitment and for training purpose. In month of August’2011 this organization
gave an advertisement in “The Arunachal Times” Dated 1/08/2011, that they are recruiting
district development manager for every district of Arunachal Pradesh. I had applied
for the same post and they demanded Rs 250 as a registration fee along with four
copies of passport sized photograph, bio-data, self address stamped envelope. After
a month they conducted telephonic interview. Four days later, I received a call from
the organization with an information that I have been selected for the same post
and have to deposit Rs. 5250 for training fee in the favour of Ashutosh Kumar singh,
A/c No. 20010397925, SBI Bank.
When I heard this I had some doubts. If it is genuine organization they must have
their own Account number in the name of the organization. So I had gathered information
about this organization through the internet. I was shocked at the information given.
It is a fraud organization operating from Kolkata and they ditched many innocent
people in the name of recruitment at Kolkata, Assam and many other state. To find
more information just type Bharat Vikash Pariyojana in Google, you will find lot
of information regarding this organisation.
So I would like to inform people regarding this fraud organization through your daily.
More than we need
I will start with a very practical joke popular among many youths over here.
If we throw a one rupee coin from the sky to Arunachal Pradesh, it is certainly going
to hit some President or Gen secy of some unwanted union.
This is serious issue, I expect The Arunachal Times to please enlighten more on this
topic and please do not encourage this type of silly, unwanted, self generated unions
I am not telling that all are not worth.
Yes we do need unions but we do not need money slackers, going home to home asking
donation in the name of unwanted unions and spending it to themselves.
Youths are getting destroyed because of it. Present generation youths are more interested
in this kind of activities rather than focusing on their career.
This a very wrong path taken by present generation.
Nabam Vzay Rikam
Bangalore, (on email)
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Impact of climate change
United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said in a report that climate
change will make water less available to produce food crops in years to come.
Areas in Asia which depend on the melting of ice and mountain glaciers will also
be affected, while areas with a lot of fluvial deltas are threatened by reduced water
flow, increased salinity and rising sea levels, said the report entitled “Climate
Change, Water and Food Security”.
The report also predicted an acceleration of the hydrologic cycle of the planet because
high temperatures will raise the evaporation rate of the soil and sea.
The rain will increase in the tropics and at higher altitudes, but it will decrease
in areas that already have dry and semi-dry characters and are located inland on
the big continents, the report said.
Because of this, there will be a higher frequency of droughts and flooding, which
will lead to an increased use of ground water and limit the water available for agriculture
“The loss of glaciers, which sustain about 40% of the watering at world level, will
finally affect the amount of available water on the surface for watering in the main
producer basins,” it said.
The increase in temperature will prolong the growing season of crops in warmer regions,
but reduce the harvest season elsewhere, adding to a higher rate of evaporation and
a decrease in agricultural productivity.
Rural communities and the food security of the urban population are threatened, but
the poor people in rural areas are the most vulnerable, and they could be affected
in a disproportionate way, the repot further reads.
Climate change and its affects have always been the focus of discussion. But it is
appalling that nothing concrete is being done as nations remains divided over how
much effort should be put. If such an important issue becomes a bone of contention,
it is unlikely that preventive measures would be taken on time.