New Delhi, Oct 27: The stage is set now for a major revamp of the Union Council of
Ministers tomorrow with the likely induction of at least 10 new faces and promotion
of some Ministers of State, besides a rejig in the Cabinet in which Anand Sharma
may get External Affairs portfolio.
Ahead of the reshuffle, three Cabinet Ministers Ambika Soni (I&B), Mukul Wasnik (Social
Justice) and Subodh Kant Sahai (Tourism) and Minister of State Mahadev Khandela (Tribal
Affairs) resigned today, saying they would work for the party. External Affairs Minister
S M Krishna had quit yesterday.
The ceremony for swearing-in of new ministers is scheduled at 11.30 hours at the
Rashtrapati Bhavan tomorrow when a number of new faces are likely to be inducted.
Rahul Gandhi, who was earlier speculated to be joining the government, is unlikely
to do so. He may be in for a larger role in the party and could be made Working President.
59-year-old Sharma, who is tipped to move from Commerce to take the place of Krishna,
has done a stint in the MEA as MoS in UPA one. As Congress leader he had campaigned
against apartheid in South Africa.
His place in Commerce is all set to go to 53-year-old Purandeswari, daughter of the
late N T Rama Rao, after her eight-year tenure in as MoS in HRD Ministry.
Prominent among the newcomers expected to be inducted are actor-turned politician
Chiranjeevi (Andhra Pradesh), A H Khan Chowdhry, brother of late A B A Ghani Khan
Chowdhry, Pradeep Bhattacharya and Deepa Dasmunsi (West Bengal), Tariq Anwar (Maharashtra),
Pradeep Balmuchu (Jharkhand) and Pradeep Majhi (Odisha).
Besides Purandeswari and Ajay Maken, who could also be promoted as a Cabinet minister,
Ministers of State who could be upgraded are Sachin Pilot, Jyotiraditya Scindia and
Milind Deora. Maken may get Information and Broadcasting portfolio.
In the rejig of portfolios, Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath is likely to be
given additional charge of Parliamentary Affairs, now held by Pawan Kumar Bansal,
who is expected to retain Water Resources.
Anwar, NCP MP, is expected to be made Minister of State for Agriculture to work under
his party chief Sharad Pawar. Along with the revamp in the Council of Ministers,
there is a possibility of long-awaited restructuring in the AICC, to make it ready
organisationally for the next Lok Sabha elections slated in 2014. Submitting their
resignations, Soni, Wasnik and Sahai said they will work for the party. Soni was
Congress General Secretary for several years and was Political Secretary to Congress
President Sonia Gandhi while Wasnik was handling the dual responsibility of Congress
General Secretary as well as Union Minister.
Before meeting the prime minister, Sahai said yesterday that Congress President Sonia
Gandhi called him to draft him for party work.
"It is an honour to work for the party. I am offering my resignation to Prime Minister.
Party President (Sonia Gandhi) and others want me to work for the party so I will
be working to strengthen the party as the party is supreme. We are in the government
because of the party. Party is supreme and will always be supreme," he said.
Sahai's name had cropped up in a controversy following media expose that he had recommended
for allocation of coal block a company in Jharkhand in which his brother was a Director.
Soni said, "I have taken Prime Minister's permission to resign. It is not appropriate
if I do it on my own so I have taken his permission and explained it to him".
Asked if she was willing to work for the party, she said, "I think it is an honour".
Wasnik said, "I have been working for the organisation for the last several years
and I would like to work for the organisation".
The other changes could include ministers holding dual portfolios shedding one of
their responsibilities. PTI
Ering likely to become Union Minister
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Member of Parliament (MP) from Eastern Parliamentary constituency
Ninong Ering is expected to be inducted in the Manmohan Singh led union cabinet.
The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh himself called Ering over phone and informed him
about the decision.
His father late Daying Ering was cabinet colleague of Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru and had
immense role in shaping the state of Arunachal.
While talking to this daily over phone from New Delhi, Ering expressed joy and promise
to give his best. “I had meet AICC Chief Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh many times in the last few months. But had never expected that I will be given
cabinet birth. The call from PM was a pleasant surprise and I believe my dedication
and hard work had paid off,” said MP Ering. Further he added, “I got ministry birth
thanks to the support of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and APCC President Mukut Mithi.
I will try my best to work for the interest of North East in general and Arunachal
CM urges BRO to speed up road construction works
TAWANG, Oct 27: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki this morning convened a high level meeting
in presence of Governor Gen J J Singh to discuss over the most important matter of
concern in this part of the state – the road from Balipara to Tawang, which is in
a pathetic condition owing to delay in its completion.
The meeting was attended by Tourism Minister Pema Khandu, WRD Minister Newlai Tingkhatra,
UD Minister Rajesh Tacho, Chief Engineer of Vartak, BRO, top army officials, Parliamentary
Secretaries Tsewang Dhondup, T N Thongdok, P D Sona, Jambey Tashi, R T Khunjuju and
Phurpa Tsering, Principal Secretary Yeshi Tsering and Planning Secretary Ankur Garg
besides officials of the district administration and Head of Departments. The Chief
Minister echoed the sentiments of people of West Kameng and Tawang districts, who
have been lamenting about the road condition that has even hampered the flow of tourists
to the region. Transporters had recently imposed a bandh in the two districts in
protest against the delay in completion of the road.
“This is the most preferred tourist circuit in the state. Therefore, a good road
is must. Moreover, the road is important from strategic point of view for movement
of defence personnel and equipments,” he observed.
Chief Engineer, Vartak, informed that the delay is because of shortage of construction
materials like stone chips, etc. He said the existing supply of construction materials
is not even 1/3rd of the required quantity. He, however, assured that the road from
Balipara to Tawang would be completed by 2014.
Responding to the explanation given by the BRO officials, the Chief Minister decided
that the government would identify quarries to be handed over to BRO. He said the
government will revise the existing rate of quarry materials and also fix a uniform
rate. Landowners will be adequately compensated, he added.
Tuki also advised the BRO to put the services of heavy machines and equipments as
much as possible to speed up the construction. He pointed that due to less labour
charge, there is a shortage of workers.
“The government will lend all possible help in land acquisition and forest clearances
as and where necessary. This should not be a reason for slow progress of work,” he
During the meeting two other projects were also discussed in detail. One was on the
road from Lumla to Tashigaon in Bhutan and the other was on establishment of an airport
(Short Take-off and Landing ground) at Lumla.
The Chief Minister admitted that the two projects are of utmost importance and assured
to take these up with the concerned Ministries at the Center.
Later in the day, the Chief Minister visited the Mahabodhi Old Age and Child Care
Home. Impressed with the philanthropic work done by the institute, he assured to
place funds for extension of the institute.
He also visited the Tawang Monastery in the afternoon accompanied by Governor Gen
J J Singh and Planning Commission Member Soumitra Chaudhury.
Responding to a memorandum, the Chief Minister ordered an expert committee report
on renovation of the monastery’s library and submission of a proposal for further
action by the government. He also assured to place funds for extension of parking
space and construction of a welcome gate of the monastery.
Meanwhile, the Tawang Festival organizers this evening informed that on invitation
of the Chief Minister AICC General Secretary and MP Rahul Gandhi has agreed to attend
the festival here on October 29 next. Preparations are on to receive the VIP guest.
Expectedly Chief Minister Nabam Tuki would extend his stay at Tawang to receive the
Governor reviews road construction
While reviewing the Bhalukpong-Tawang road construction with Border Road Organization
(BRO) Officials, Governor General (Retd) J.J. Singh, highlighted the importance
of the road in regard to development of the western part of the state, its importance
to the state tourism and also for national security and called for expediting the
process. He told the concerned organization that people have come to him expressing
concerns on the slow process of the work. The Governor, who have been in touch with
the Defence Ministry for the early completion of said road, advised the BRO to have
a time frame for project implementation. Later in the day, the Governor paid obeisance
at the Dukhang, the main prayer hall of the Monastery. The Governor had a long interactive
session with Head of Tawang Monastery, Rev. Guru Rimpoche and other senior Lamas
for maintenances of the Monastery and its spiritual importance. Later, the Governor
witnessed the monastic dances, performed by the Lamas at Douche of the 17th century
Monastery. (PRO to Governor)
First round auditions for Miss Arunachal 2012 held; 2nd round on Nov 3
13 qualify for final in first round
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: The first round auditions for the 9th Miss Arunachal 2012 contest,
organized by Arunachal Guild for Cultural Integration (AGCI), were held at a city
based hotel here on October 26 and 27. After two days of the auditions, 13 out of
17 contestants have been selected for the final round, who include Mongam Basar,
Moti Libang, Mege Duchok, Sonia Tassar, Mui Tina, Angel Mary Pada, Happy Yaying,
Alice Dai, Gumme Riba, Moom Darang, Romi Marbom, Toyir Riba and Joram Rupa.
The jury panel included former Miss Arunachal Aman Lego, former Miss Nyishi Licha
Jeri and Organizing Secretary Niglar Veo.
The second audition round would be held on November 3 while the grand finale has
been fixed on November 30 at Indira Gandhi Park here.
This year’s beauty pageant with the theme “Beauty with Brain” aims at providing a
platform to young female enthusiasts to show their talents in the field of fashion
besides showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the state and creating better understanding
among people of the state. The winner of this year’s contest would be awarded a car
along with cash prizes and gift hampers while the runners up and second runners up
would be awarded cash prizes along with a Scooty each. The winners of various sub-titles,
such as Best Costume, Miss Talent, Miss Beautiful Smile, Miss Photogenic, Miss Congeniality
and Miss Cat Walk would also be awarded cash prizes along with gift hampers.
The first Miss Arunachal Contest was held in 2000 at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun
and Taying Anita became the winner.
School karate team leaves for MP
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: A 9-member Karate team from Arunachal Pradesh comprising six boys
and three girls from various schools in the state left here today evening for Madhya
Pradesh to participate in the 58th National School Games beginning in Indore on October
Although National School Games (NSG) are held every year for different disciplines
regularly, this is the first time a school karate team from Arunachal Pradesh is
participating in the NSG.
The team: (Boys) Sinne Mikhu (-50kg), Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy (SLSA), Takiang
Bagang (-55kg), GHSS, Naharlagun, Anurudh Sahani (-60kg), Daying Ering Memorial GHSS,
Pasighat, Janam Dodum (-65kg), GHSS, Naharlagun, Dongro Dodum (-70kg), GHSS, Polo
Colony, Naharlagun, Biplob Devnath (+70kg), GHSS, Itanagar.
Kakio Siga, Asst. Teacher of Govt ME School P Sector, Itanagar is the Team Manager
and coach of the boys team while Rajnita Rotom is the coach of the girls teams.
ASKA felicitates medal winning players
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Arunachal Shito-Ryu Karate Do Association (ASKA) felicitated three
of its players, who have won medals in the International Seiko Kai Shito-Ryu Karate-Do
Championship held in Colombo, Sri Lanka recently, in a function held here today.
Arunachal bagged five medals in the championship, including one silver and four bronze.
While Yesenso Yun won a silver and bronze medal each in Kumite and Team Kumite event
Charu Govind bagged a bronze medal each in Kata and Open Kumite under 17 years category.
Banenso Towsik bagged a bronze in Kata event under 15 years category.
Attending the function, Arunachal Karate Do Association (AKA) president Likha Tara
delivered a few words of advice to the budding players. He said that concentration,
acquiring the techniques of the sport, physical fitness and hard practice were the
keys to success in sports. Tara, who also is the vice chairman of Sports Authority
of Arunachal (SAA) hoped that the recent trip to Colombo has provided a must needed
exposure for them. He advised them to practically apply the new techniques they have
learnt from other players during the championship.
Tara advised the players to take up sports sincerely as one can earn livelihood as
well as personal glory from sports, if pursued seriously.
AKA general secretary L Marik lauded the karateka trio for bringing laurels to the
state by winning medal in the international event.
ASKA president Dr. Marli Ete in his welcome address lauded the outstanding performance
of the players.
The function was also attended by Arunachal Tenshinkan Shotokan-Ryu Karate Do. Association
president Tai Hipik, AKA vice president Yarda Niki.
NGOs should act as an agent of change: Welly
SEPPA, Oct 27: NGOs should act as an agent of change bridging gap between the Govt.
and its people rather than working for the interest of its members, said Health Minister
Atum Welly while referring to many NGOs in East Kameng during 34th foundation Day
of East Kameng Social Welfare and Cultural Organization (EKSWCO) at Bana on Oct 24.
R.T. Khunjuju, Parliamentary secretary, Hydro Power, Kumsi Sidisow, MLA Cum Chairman
APEDA and Goverdhan Nimasow attended the programme as Chief Guest, Guest of honour
and Special invitees respectively. Attended among others during the programme were
Shri Tani Loffa, Local MLA cum Chairman Forest crop. Shri Tapuk Taku, MLA cum Chairman
Sport Authority of Arunachal, Smti Kraya Bagang, MLA, Shri Jalley Sonam, Chairman
APBOCWB and Shri Hari Natung, Ex-Minister.
Health Minister lauded EKSWCO for taking along the four tribes of East Kameng and
also its endeavour for promotion of mutual understanding and harmonious co-existence.
He appealed the people to jointly celebrate each other’s festival and exchange culture
through such festivals.
Taking note of point of Kashok Halley, Chairman Puroik Welfare Society saying that
Puroik tribes are still deprived class in the society, he said that one should not
feel inferior and suggested the concerned leaders of Puroik inhabited areas to evolve
a modalities of participatory development.
Stressing on the need to develop tourism sector as a source of income generation,
he said that the time has come to introspect and change the mind set of people to
welcome more tourists in East Kameng, more particularly in Pakke and Pappu valley.
He cited that people of Tawang are not asking for contract works because of self-sufficiency
due to flow of tourist. He also asked the people to have future plans by taking up
agriculture and horticulture in a big way for self-reliant and sustainable economy.
He appreciated the people of Bana that they are doing good as compare to other constituencies
of the district. He reminded the people of the fact that every contract work is on
tender basis except MLA LAD scheme which may also be done through tender in the times
R T Khunjuju, MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary Hydro Power had all praise for the
arrangement and the cultural programme displaying the tradition and culture of each
tribes of the district. While quoting that “Loss of culture is loss of Identity”,
he exhorted the people to abandon bad practice and keep intact good things. He appreciated
the good gesture of Nyishi community even after being major tribes paying respect
and honours’ to minor tribes of the district. He announced Rs 5 Lakh for Sarok Festival
ground at Yangsey village.
Kumsi Sidisow, MLA cum Chairman APEDA called on the people of Bana to cooperate with
present MLA and help the Govt agencies in implementation of Govt. funding schemes
for progress and prosperity. He appealed one and all to cooperate the Chief Minister
Nabam Tuki led Govt for prosperous Arunachal. Taking about boundary of East and
West Kameng ahead of Bana, he echoed the same opinion with his counterpart Tani Loffa,
MLA that the matter shall be resolved in the meeting of both DC and both MLAs as
per official records of Land Management .
Dr.Tachi Taku, Chairman EKSWCO while highlighting the objectives and achievement
clarified his stand on RTI act saying that filing of RTI is a deterrent to the developmental
process where works has been done as per specification with quality.
Jalley Sonam, Chairman APBOCWB who was awarded commendation certificate during the
function for his selfless service to the needy and downtrodden people of the state
said that he is trying his best to do noble work with honesty and truthfulness and
to show a good lesson to the younger generation.
Er. Aju Khunjuju, President Sajalong Elite Society revealed the formation of all
Arunachal Pradesh Indigenous Forum which is under process involving all the tribes
of the state for unity and peaceful co- existence. He reiterated on the need for
job reservation of minor tribes as they are residing in the remote areas where no
good school is available.
Tani Loffa, local MLA suggested that such programme be organized at Lada, Chayang
Tajo and other remote area of the district to bring awareness to the people. He said
that it takes time for a social change but is definite and the things to do are to
make the people aware about bad practises through NGOs or other means of communication.
Master Nabin Jomo, who won many laurels for the state in the field of Karate was
also awarded commendation Certificate along with Jalley Sonam, Chairman APBOCWB.
EKSWCO conducted social service and repaired hanging bridge, 6 Kms away from Bana
and also organized cultural exchange programme on October 23, 2012. DIPRO
Siram inaugurates AAK website
PASIGHAT, Oct 27: Education Minister Bosiram Siram inaugurated Adi Agom Kebang website
and also released Ngargo Lupo at the Dooying Guumin Hall, Pasighat on Oct 24 last.
Speaking on the occasion, Siram said such attempt would help to retain and restore
pride in an ancient culture, preserving it for the benefit of future generation.
He extended his gratitude to Adi Agom Kebang, the developer and designer of the website
Maktil Apum and Chief Editor of the souvenir Girin Tamuli. He also gave away the
AAK lifetime membership cards and certificates on the occasion.
The minister appealed to all the unions, associations, organizations to join hands
in the state building process and strongly discouraged bandh culture. Lots of development
projects and schemes are coming up in the state to ensure better future for our youths
in particular and citizens as a whole, such projects should not be hampered at the
cost of bandh practices, he said. He sought active participation of the elders in
the process with proper discussions and debates to motivate the youths to choose
the best path for prosperity of the state. He also disclosed various developments
being brought and undertaken in education sector under his leadership.
Meanwhile, the AAK in a memorandum appealed the minister to appraise CBSE authority
to include ‘Adi’ in 3rd language column in Class (X) LOC and sought financial supports
for printing of new marksheet for Upper Primary schools, develop Computer Based Training
(CBT) to learn Adi and to develop Adi computer keyboard software etc.
Amongst the prominent personalities, Prof. Tamo Mibang Director AITS, RGU and President
AAK, Bodong Yirang Director elementary education, DC RK Mishra, Obang Tayeng DDIPR
and Secy AAK, Oshong Ering IAS(Rtd) and Nanom Jamoh were present on the occasion.
AYC distributes flood relief for the second time
ROING, Oct 27: The second phase of relief distribution to flood affected people in
Lower Dibang Valley district by Assembly Youth Congress (AYC) was carried out on
Friday in Bhismaknagar village.
The village situated near the Lohit border was severely affected by flood leading
to erosion of rice fields and other cultivated areas.
Earlier, a team from District Congress Committee (DCC) and Block Congress Committee
(DCC) visited Bhismaknagar village on October 19. During the visit, the team surveyed
the affected areas and prepared estimate of the losses.
Based on the estimate, the flood relief materials consisting of 35 bags of rice of
50 kg was distributed to 35 affected families.
In the joint survey by BCC (I), DCC (I) and AYC, they also inspected site of water
intake point used as source for drinking water in the village.
The estimate of the damaged infrastructures and losses were later submitted to Rajya
Sabha MP Mukut Mithi for financial allocation to replenish the losses.
Further, the AYC source informed that all estimates of damages due to flood assessed
in the district would be submitted to central leadership in New Delhi.
The team was led by AYC President Japani Meto with BCC President Jeela Mega and AYC
Secretary Lobo Linggi.
Circle level games and sports competition begins
CHANGLANG, Oct 26: The Changlang Additional Deputy Commissioner, M C Roy inaugurated
the circle level Games and Sports competition here at General ground Changlang today.
Speaking on the occasion, Roy emphasized on the importance of games and sports for
healthy body and healthy mind. He advised the participants that winning and losing
is not important but participation with sportsman spirit is more important. Encouraging
the young sports persons, Roy informed that there is reservation in Govt jobs especially
Earlier Dorjee Khandu (DDMO), In-charge DSO (Sports) in his key note address informed
that the programme “Promotion of Games and Sports activities” at Dist Hq Changlang,
is being organized by the District Administration Changlang and is sponsored by the
Department of Sports and Youth Affairs, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh. He further informed
that on the direction of the Deputy Commissioner Changlang Chanchal Yadav, the whole
programme had two sessions -- the training session and final competition round.
The training session for the games and sports began from 26th Sept.2012 in which
about 380 students from various schools from Changlang circle participated.
The other dignitaries present in the function were SDO, G C Doeri, CO, DR. Marngam
Kakki and Binti Mibang, FAO, Gombu Dingla, Astt Curator, H C Boruah and teachers
from various school of Changlang Circle. DIPRO incharge
Ghatowar to attend opening ceremony of Yaja Waii memorial T-20 cricket
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Union Minister for DONER, Pawan Singh Ghatowar will attend the
opening ceremony of the 3rd Yaja Waii Memorial T-20 cricket championship slated to
begin from 21st November at Seppa town.
Parliamentary secretary (RWD), Kumar Waii, who is also the chief patron of the championship,
on Friday along with MP Takam Sanjay, called on the Union Minister in New Delhi.
In the said meeting they discussed about various issues concerning development of
the state. The Union Minister expressed his personal interest to the visit the backward
district (East Kameng) of Arunachal Pradesh.
After rubber plantation, farmers eyeing on sandalwood in Siang valley
RUKSIN, Oct 27: Far from the sylvan plain land of South India including Karnataka,
Kerala and Andra Pradesh, sandalwood widely considered a ‘green gold’ has found its
mooring in the hilly terrains of East Siang district.
The commercial horticulturists of the area, who have achieved a milestone in rubber
cultivation are now eying on cultivation of sandalwood. Though the state government
is not taking any initiative for growing of sandalwood in the landlocked state, yet
they are taking the bold initiative to start a green revolution in Siang valley.
Observing the climatic condition in the plain areas the farmers are now putting
their attention on sandalwood cultivation for its rich economic prospects,.
Half a dozen farmers of Ngorlung village under Ruksin circle have opened some small
nurseries of their own. They also started sandalwood plantation on plain hilly terrain
near Assam-Arunachal border here. Through formation of a grower’s committee, the
farmers are moving the forest department for due recommendation of sandalwood plantation
on their own land.
“We have developed sandalwood nurseries and started plantation in our own land. We
are taking necessary guide and suggestions of sandalwood plantation from Assam Social
Forest officials as there is no concerning experts in Pasighat Forest division. Initially,
we are targeting plantation on 8 bighas land this year”, said Okeng Taying, retired
CID official of Ngorlung village.
Taying, who is also a successful rubber planter of the area reportedly attended training
on “Growing of sandalwood”, conducted by Social Forest department in Assam. He nursery
contains 5,000 saplings including two varieties of sandalwood (Red and white).
Sandalwood, commonly known as ‘Chandan’ naturally grows in the forest of Karnataka,
Tamil Nadu, Andra Pardesh, Kerala, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. The plant has special
economic importance as its products are one of the finest perfumery materials since
ages. Chandan-oil, which has unique medicinal values, is also widely used for making
detergent and cosmetics. The demand of “Srigandha” that obtained from sandalwood
is increasing faster.
Cash reward stands
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: 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
Mass clean up drive at Daporijo Airfield
DAPORIJO, Oct 27: Keeping an eye on the ensuing 4th State Level Youth festival 2012
to be held at Daporijo from 1st to 3rd December 2012, the Indigenous Faith and Cultural
Society, Upper Subansiri and the Festival Celebration committee 2012 along with the
Donyi Polo Namlo, Daporijo and Ligu and Arunachal Vikas Parishad, Daporijo organised
a Mass Social Service to clean up the Airfield at Daporijo.
Govt officers including DC, SP, and heads of the departments, PRI members took active
part in the social service. The cleaning up of the Airfield is not only aim at preparing
the festival venue, its provide a new and fresh look to Daporijo as well.
The clean up drive was headed by Duma Yekar, ZPM and Vice-Chairman of the Festival
Celebration Committee and Yajum Muri, ZPM (Puchigeko). Ladu Yekar, Vice President
of District Congress Committee, Upper Subansiri and Parlek Nima, Advocate also actively
supported the Clean up drive. DIPRO
ULFA cadre nabbed
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Assam Rifles has apprehended a hardcore ULFA militant from Longvi
village, Jairampur yesterday. The militant was identified as Upakul Moran alias Dhan
Asom. The cadre entered into Arunachal territory from neighboring country Myanmar
with intention to serve extortion note to local businesspersons, sources said.
A Chinese made AK Rifle alongwith three magazines and 65 live rounds have been recovered
from the possession of the militant. The apprehended ULFA cadre has been involved
in extortion, kidnapping and other illegal activities in Kharsang and adjoining areas.
Apprehension of ULFA cadre with arms and ammunition will give a severe blow to their
illegal activities in the area, it added.
CM gives his nod to ring road scheme
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Tsewang Dhondup, MLA, Tawang along with public leaders of his Constituency
met Chief Minister Nabum Tuki who is on a four-day visit to Tawang in connection
with the celebration of ‘Tawang Festival 2012’ and submitted a memorandum for sanctioning
of a scheme for ‘Construction of Ring Road in Tawang District Headquarters’. During
the opening ceremony of the festival, Chief Minister declared his approval of the
scheme to the much delight of the public. The leaders and general public of Tawang-II
Constituency extended gratitude to the CM for his approval to Ring road scheme.
It is worth mentioning here that Tawang, the headquarters of Tawang district, has
been facing acute traffic congestion problem in the township area since last three
to four years due to increase in the number of local, army as well as tourist vehicles.
The local administration, on its part, tried their best to solve the traffic congestion
problem by declaring certain roads within the township area as ‘one-way’. But this
efforts could not do much in lessening the congestion problem due to innate problems
of being a hilly area. DIPRO
Blood donation camp
PASIGHAT, Oct 27: The Adi Baptist Union (ABU) Pasighat has organised a Blood Donation
Camp at the premises of General Hospital Pasighat yesterday.
22 donors set their foot forward for the cause and 15 units of blood were collected
on the day. Earlier, donors were properly checked before donating their blood by
the pathologists Dr. Tapi Ering and Dr. Kaling Jerang.
While appreciating the ABU’s efforts the Jt. Director of Health Service
(T&R) Dr. Kabang Lego said voluntary blood donation is an ideal example of altruism
in action. Blood donation is not hazardous and it proves to be a healthy habit that
helps blood renewal. It is the highest form of charity which can bind the society,
regardless of class, colour or religion, he added. DIPRO
Disruption in water supply
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Water Supply system to Mithun gate, Zero point area, six mile and
various sectors of Itanagar has been disrupted due to the ongoing excavation works
for construction of drains by PWD contractors along NH 52A informed EE, PHE and WS
The PHED, EE said that the excavation work has been carried out without proper intimation
to PHED department and consequently, the consumers are facing water crisis.
The EE, PHE and WS Division, Itanagar further said that the restoration work is possible
only when a proper space for utility service is made available and damaged cost be
borne by executing agency/ contractors.
It appealed to the executing department and the contractors to cooperate with PHED
for early restoration of water supply system.
Appeal for help
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: The Arunachal Cultural Society President Kipa Ajay had appealed
to the people of Arunachal to come forward and extend help in every possible way
to legendary artiste Moge Doji who was admitted in a serious condition in a hospital
MP inspects Tajum-Sille road, stresses on early maintenance
PASIGHAT, Oct 27: MP Ninong Ering along with the BRO officers inspected NH52 from
five Mile (Tajum) to Sille road yesterday.
While expressing his concerned over the dilapidated road condition from Tajum to
Sille, Ering urged the authority to complete the maintenance works including black
topping of the said portion of road on or before November 15 next.
Earlier, on Thursday, he visited Riga village and sanctioned 70 lakhs from his MPLAD
for early completion of a Dere (Community Hall) and also sanctioned another 30 lakhs
for construction of Dere at Moli and Moruk village.
Later, on his way back to Pasighat he called upon the executing agencies of Pasighat-Pangin
road to maintain quality and timely completion of the road. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: A mass social service was conducted at Biological Park Itanagar
yesterday under the guidance of curator of the park Raya Flago, RFO.
The volunteers repaired damaged security wall and cleared jungles as an immediate
precautionary measures to prevent entry of human and animals inside the park illegally.
Meanwhile, the Park authority in order to prevent any untoward incident inside the
Zoo has strictly prohibited using of plastic items, carrying of fire arms and weapons
including Dao, cutting, collection or removal of any forest products, teasing of
animals, drinking alcohol and smoking inside the Zoo.
It also prohibited rearing or bringing of domestic animals and birds inside the Zoo
either by visitors of Zoo staff.
It appealed the general public not to enter inside the park after 4 pm in winter
and 5 pm in summer season and added that the biological park will remain closed on
AYC convention held
PASIGHAT, Oct 27: The Booth Level Training convention for Assembly Youth Congress
members was organized by the IYC Lok Sabha Eastern Parliamentary Constituency and
Assembly Youth Congress, Aruanchal Pradesh at Doying Gumin Hall, Pasighat on Oct
The programme was flagged off by MP Ninong Ering along with Indrani Mishra, IYC
In-charge Arunachal Pradesh, Tadar Niglar President APYC, R N Lalum PYC training
in-charge and Pinna Muklom PYC Incharge East Siang district.
The training was organized to ensure active participation of youths in development
activities in grass root level. Around 600 youths took part in the programme.
Meanwhile, the 4th extended state level executive meeting of all PYC and LYC concluded
at Siang Guest House Conference hall today.
In his inaugural address MLA Tako Dabi called upon the youth Congress leaders to
play active part for the development of the country.
APCA adopts resolutions
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: 3rd Executive meeting of the Arunachal Pradesh Catholic Association
was held in the Bishops' House, Itanagar Diocese, Naharlagun today. All the executive
committee members of the Association including five member delegates from Miao Diocese
under the chairmanship of Tok Butum, President of the Association took part in the
The Executive body adopted a series of resolutions which, among others, included
renaming of the erstwhile Arunachal Pradesh Catholic Union to Arunachal Pradesh Catholic
Association, Constitution of District Units etc.
Earlier, general secretary Taw Tebin apprised the members present in the meeting
of numerous activities undertaken by the Association since last two years.
Kena to attend wokshop on effective governance
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Deputy Speaker Jomde Kena will participate
in a workshop on “Effective and good governance, parliamentary practice and procedures,
public private partnership, ethical leadership and management, local government
reforms etc” in Australia and New Zealand be to be held from Oct 30 to November
7. The program will also include field visit on health care system, road and transport
system agriculture and diary and sheep farming etc. according to an official release.
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Nyishi Youth Welfare Association in a release today alleged that
the Capital DC has kept land related files in the cool storage for last many months
despite Govt order to speed up land allotment process for Govt departments and
“Normal cases of land transfer, issue of non- encumbrance certificate, mortgage
certificates, land passbook against the lost or damaged paper should be disposed
of regularly but such cases are also kept in cool storage,” the Association said
in a memorandum addressed to Chief Secretary.
Rao to visit Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: North East BJP organizational incharge P Chandrashekar Rao is
arriving at Itanagar on Oct 29 on a two days visit to Arunachal Pradesh to take stock
of BJP state presidential election-2012. He is expected to hold parleys with senior
party leaders including MLAs regarding party organization.
Party sources informed that 4 senior state BJP leaders are lobbying for the post
of party president.
Leadership training prog for teachers
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: A Leadership Development cum In-service Training Programme for
teaching staff was organized by the Managing Committee of Kids Foundation School,
Kimin at its school premises today.
A senior teacher Mr Kuria of Govt. Hr. Sec. School Kimin spoke on the use of Teaching
Aids which is very essential for any teacher to bring about practical results in
teaching. He further stressed on child centric teaching method which according to
him is the ideal method in the Teaching Learning process.
Bandh called off
ZIRO, Oct 27: The Hapoli Bazaar Committee (HBC) and Ziro Chamber of Commerce & Industries
(ZCC&I) in a joint sitting of the executive body have withdrawn their proposed 48
hrs Ziro-Hapoli bandh on Oct 29 and 30. The decision was taken after the arrest
of all the six culprits involved in Raju Chakarborty attack case.
While lauding the district administration and police department for fulfilling their
demands, HBC & ZCC&I appealed the authorities to award exemplary punishment to the
Re-investigate PDS scam: ACS
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Arunachal Civil Society (ACS) today demanded the state government
to re-investigate the multi-crore PDS scam.
In a release ACS questioned the state government for its alleged reluctant to sanction
prosecution order against the remaining accused person. Society further said that
government should re-constitute the special investigation cell (SIC) members. Irked
with the former SIT chief MS Chouhan, society Chairman Patey Tayum also demanded
for the property assess investigation of SIT steering committee members. However
society also clarified that it has any personal grudge against carriage contractors
Training on pig farming
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: ICAR Basar unit in collaboration with Onge Welfare Society organized
a one-day interactive training cum demonstration programme on Pigs farming for farmers
of Menchukha under training and distribution of Pigs under Tribal Sub Plant recently.
High quality breed 40 nos of Gungoor, TMD and Hampshire Pigs and 130 Vanaraja under
the NICAR were distributed to the progressive farmers on experimental purpose. Dr
Doni Jini, Scientist ICAR, Dr Bali Yomgam T-3 animal science ICAR and Rubjyoti Sharma
RA, TAS ICAR were the resource persons from ICAR Basar.
‘Improve reading habit’
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: ‘Prachodaya Shibir’ an interactive session to cultivate and develop
good reading habits and creative writing was organized by the Vivekananda Kendra
Vidyalayas Arunachal Pradesh Trust today in the school campus of VKV, Chimpu. Altogether
200 students from twenty-one VKV schools from the state participated.
While addressing the students gathering, Tokong Pertin, Director, Trade & Commerce
and General Secretary, Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) highlighted the
aims and objectives of APLS. The society provides a platform to the budding writers
in order to tap the latent talent of the younger generation. He also spoke on the
importance of reading and said that creative writing inspires one to think out of
the box and sharpens one’s imaginary power. Reading and creative writing is an active
mental process that improves one’s concentration and focus, he said.
Jamuna Bini, Assistant Professor, RGU, who is also Assistant General Secretary (Organization),
APLSgame some tips to all for creative writing.
104 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.