ITANAGAR, Oct 6: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has appointed Stephen Hongray,
IA & AS as expenditure observer for Dambuk Assembly constituency bye-election and
he is visiting Dambuk Assembly constituency from Oct 7. The ECI also decided to use
EVMs in all polling booths in the Dambuk bye-election, according to an official release.
The date of polling is October 31 and the last date for filing nominations is
Oct 14. The nominations shall be filed in the office of the Returning Officer (DC)
Roing of the Dambuk Assembly Constituency. As per the existing electoral rolls of
Dambuk, the number of electors is 11228 with break up of male 5538 and female 5690
and there are 28 Polling Stations in the constituency.
All necessary arrangements for drafting of polling personnel, sector magistrates
and micro observers have been started. Model Code of conduct has been enforced and
shall be applicable to all political parties and the State government concerned.
Objection to minority scheme
ITANAGAR, Oct 6: Opposing Minority Scheme in Arunachal Pradesh, a state fully lived
by indigenous tribal people, Upper Siang district unit of IFCSAP urged the state
government to immediately stop implementation of the scheme in the larger interest
of the people of the state as implementation of the same may divide its people.
ITANAGAR, Oct 6: The Arunachal Press Club (APC) and Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working
Journalists (APUWJ) have appointed advocate Rajesh Sonar as its legal advisor.
Relief distributed to Pessing fire victims
ITANAGAR, Oct 6: A team of All Adi Youth Association (AAYA) led by president Olik
Komut distributed relief materials to the fire victims of Pessing village under West
Siang district in presence of Public Interpreter (PI) Tarik Tatak and villagers of
The relief materials were sponsored by Pasighat Market Association.
Monigong PRI leaders demand empowerment of EAC
ITANAGAR, Oct 6: The PRI leaders of Monigong-Pidi Anchal Samiti have asked for authorizing
Monigong EAC to issue ST, PRC certificates and affidavit.
In a letter to the chief secretary, they said our circles, Monigong and Pidi are
far away from Mechuka Sub-division and the blockades during rainy season are the
reasons why it becomes problematic for us to reach in time.
NWS opens its camp office
ITANAGAR, Oct 6: The camp office of Nich Welfare Society (NWS) at Itanagar was inaugurated
by former minister Lishi Legi yesterday.
On the occasion, AE, WRD, Nich Apa and National General Secretary, Yuva Morcha, Nich
Doni were felicitated.
32 undergo eye surgery at Ziro hospital
ZIRO, Oct 6: In a post Mega Health Camp arrangement, as many as 15 eye patients have
been successfully operated here today at district hospital Ziro.
Out of 227 cases of eye patients registered in the Mega Health camp held at Raga,
32 patients which needed surgical aid were brought to the district hospital, Ziro
yesterday. 17 patients who were operated successfully yesterday have been sent back
today. The remaining 15 patients were operated successfully today by Dr. Taba Khanna
and Dr. Dusu Grayu.
Dr. Moli Riba, DMO Ziro and MO Dr. Joram Khopey (Pathologist) supervised the day
long operation conducted here at district hospital, Ziro as the post mega health
One of the patient’s son said, “I did not come across such a camp held in the district.
I could not afford to bear the expenditure for my father’s eye operation, but today
it was done in free of cost”. He thanked doctors for doing so despite of holiday
Later after completion of the post campaign operation, Dr. Moli Riba, DMO Ziro thanked
Raga ADC, Hage Ruja and ASHA members of Raga area for their tireless work and cooperation
rendered to the medical team throughout the camp at Raga. (By Yachang Tacho)
Man drowns in Ranganadi,body recovered
ITANAGAR, Oct 6: The body of the 42-year-old man, who was drowned in Ranganadi River
yesterday morning has been recovered from Dejoo, North Lakhimpur district, Assam
this evening at around 7 pm, informed All Kimin-Kakoi Youth Welfare Association (AKKYWA).
The man identified as Nabam Sarbang of Komaseki village under Kimin circle of Papum
Pare district was washed away by the river water from 5 km point at Komaseki village
at around 8.30 am after water was released from NEEPCO dam.
Holding NEEPCO, Yazali authority responsible for the death of the person as they
claimed water was released without alerting the villagers at downstream, AKKYWA demanded
the NEEPCO authority to give adequate compensation to the family of the deceased.
Zonal level tribal convention on RTE-SSA activities
ITANAGAR, Oct 6: The two-day state zonal level tribal convention cum convergence
and NGO involvement meet related to RTE-SSA activities for 10 districts of the state
was organized at SIRD, Conference hall here on October 3 and 4.
Participants comprised of ZPMs, district level coordinators, head teachers and NGO
representatives from all the districts except Tawang.
Declaring the convention open, State Project Director, SSA Rajya Mission, R K Mishra,
expressed urgent need for active participation of all the members of the Panchayat
Raj institution in the districts and municipal councils in the urban areas along
with all the stakeholders and functionaries for the successful achievement of the
He called for urgent reformation and improvement of the school system throughout
the state to match with the rest of the country.
Besides systematizing the functioning of the schools in harmony with the prescribed
norms and standards, the schools need to be facilitated with solar plates, computers,
internets etc, Mishra said.
He also emphasized on the need for fulfillment of toilets, drinking water and other
infrastructures as per norms in the schools.
SPO, SSA Rajya Mission, G Karga, OSD Education D K Chaturvedi, West Siang District
Pedagogy Coordinator Gemar Karga were the resource persons during the convention.
Several issues and challenges concerning residential schools, toilets, drinking water
facilities, absenteeism of teachers, rationalization of posting of teachers, formation
of district level committee for monitoring of SSA, MDM programmes/schemes figured
in the presentations. Immediate need for convergence of pertinent to the unfulfilled
toilets and pre-primary system in the existing schools were also raised by the participants.
Sub-divisional horticulture office, veterinary hospital at Nari demanded
RUKSIN, Oct 6: Nari ADC division under East Siang district appears to have grown
from some perspectives in the last decades, but in broader sense, rural development
is yet to touch areas like Nari, Seren, Koyu and Kora circles.
The area bereft of any small scale industry and other commercial prospect is lagging
behind other parts of the state in the field of agriculture and allied cultures.
The rural areas settled on hilly terrains and plain law lying areas have huge scope
of agriculture and allied sectors like horticulture, apiculture (honey rearing),
pisciculture and animal farming, but due to lack of proper facilities and modern
technologies, the farmers continuously have to depend on natural factors.
The people of Nari-Koyu are yet to see a well-equipped veterinary hospital, Sub-divisional
Horticulture office and other offices.
There is a Veterinary Officer at Nari HQ but without hospital, manpower and necessary
equipments. The Nari-Seren block including Namey, Telam (Old and New), Deka (Old
and New), and Seren areas are located at epidemic prone area of Assam-Arunachal boundary.
Establishment of a Sub-divisional Horticulture office at Nari ADC headquarter with
development wings at New Seren and Kora circle is a long pending demand of the people
of the area. But their demands have always fallen on deaf ears.
The people say most of the officers in government departments, pretending unavailability
of staff quarters stay at Pasighat and other places instead of their respective posting
places. They frequently face problem in attending offices due to frequent bandh call
given by Assam based organizations as they have to come to office through National
The Nari Seren ZPM Kenyom Dabii, taking up the people’s problems, moved the state’s
Horticulture and Animal Husbandry Minister for fulfilling the demands raised by the
In a memorandum recently submitted to the minister in Itanagar, the ZPM demanded
him to accord sanction for creation of the Horticulture offices besides a well-equipped
Veterinary Hospital at Nari HQ with its Aid Centres at Namey, Telam, Deka, Potte
and Seren villages.
He further moved the minister for fund against construction of five units of veterinary
quarters including two units Key village sub-centres at Pam and Serem villages.
NICRA sponsored training on climate change
ITANAGAR, Oct 6: A National Initiatives on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA)
sponsored three days interactive training on mitigating climate change through integrated
farming system (IFS) was organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Dirang at Sangti under
West Kameng district from October 4 to 6.
The training aimed at creating awareness and developing skill of the farmers about
Altogether 35 delegates including KVK officers, practicing farmers, farm women and
unemployed rural youth attended the programme.
Inaugurating the training, Dr. SM Deb, Director, National Research Centre on Yak,
Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Dirang has explained the farmers about various
reasons of climate change and how to mitigate climate change through agriculture.
Improved high yielding variety of pea seeds (VRP-22) introduced by Indian Institute
of vegetable Research (ICAR) which was tested through Front Line Demonstration (FLD)
by the Kendra and arkal variety were distributed among the farmers.
Lanjom, Anchal Chair Person, Dirang Block in her speech appreciated the choice of
the location specific subject of training programme. She stressed the need and importance
of such programme to accelerate the practice of this profitable trade.
She also explained the effect of the previous training and how the farmers have benefited
to improve their production and productivity.
Earlier, Dr. N D Singh, Programme Coordinator of the Kendra, in his welcome address
highlighted the role and function of the KVK, especially in the field of frontline
demonstration, on farm trials and training on agriculture and its allied sectors
in West Kameng district. He suggested the farmers to utilize their agricultural land
in proper manner. He also explained to the farmers about judicial use of their natural
resources to mitigate the climate change effect and to improve their income through
agriculture and allied sectors.
During the technical session, Dr. Singh emphasized the importance and scope of organic
farming and crop rotation system through power point presentation.
The subject matter specialists in Agronomy explained about scientific cultivation
IFCSAP takes important decisions
ITANAGAR, Oct 6: Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP)
in its general body meeting today unanimously decided to observe 1st December
as Indigenous Faith Day. With this decision taken after threadbare discussion in
the meeting, the controversy over shifting of the Indigenous Faith Day from 31st
December to 1st December has ultimately been resolved, informed IFCSAP general secretary
Gichik Taaza in a release today.
The meeting presided over by IFCSAP president Y D Thongchi and attended by all office
bearers and districts unit representatives further resolved that the whole month
of the December every year will also be observed as Indigenous month with various
programmes for preservation and promotion of local faith, culture, sports and games
which will culminate on the 31st December at community level and Abotani community
will observe this day as Donyi-Polo Day.
In one of its important decision, the IFCSAP further decided to introduce an Award
namely “IFCSAP Ratna” to be awarded to a prominent person who had dedicated his life
for promotion, protection and preservation of Indigenous faith and culture and also
felicitate personnel who contributed in this field, the release added. Prominent
persons, who participated in the meeting included Y. D. Thongchi, Taba Hare, Dr.
Ligu Tacho, Bengia Augung, Kuru Tai, Opung Jamoh Dai and Bai Taba and others.
Review meeting cum workshop
ITANAGAR, Oct 6: The two days annual review meeting cum workshop regarding action
taken reports on Community Trainings, Shiksha Ka Haq Abhiyan and RTE Compliance activities
concluded here today.
Earlier, inaugurating the meeting cum workshop, State Project Officer G Karga expressed
urgent need for furnishing of RTE compliance schools parameters from the districts
and also sought detailed action taken reports pertinent to three phases of community
trainings and activities of Shiksha Ka Haq Abhiyan carried out till September 2013
against AWP & B 2012-13.
He also cautioned the district level coordinators and master trainers to be in well
preparedness for carrying out the annual activities for the current 2013-14 under
the interventions of community mobilization, public awareness cum media activities,
He also told the district level coordinators to ready themselves for Annual Work
Plan and Budget 2014-15.
Thorough exercises on physical and financial achievements along with RTE Compliant
data were done during the two days programme.
The SPO, while informing about the directives from the Commissioner, Education and
SPD, SSA Rajya Mission, asked the absentee and defaulting districts to fulfill the
ATR within a week for further action.
District Level Coordinators and Master Trainers from West Kameng, East Kameng, Papum
Pare, Lower Subansiri, West Siang, Upper Siang, Lohit and Changlang districts attended
Talar to represent country at Indonesia event
ITANAGAR, Oct 6: Laa Talar will represent India at Badminton Asia Championship scheduled
to begin in Kudos, Indonesia from October 8 to 13.
Talar is among four Indian players selected to participate in Boys U-17 singles event.
The players have been selected by Badminton Association of India (BAI) on the basis
of their national ranking on September 18.
The team is leaving New Delhi tonight for Indonesia.
While informing this, Arunachal State Badminton Association (ASBA) expressed the
hope that Talar will maintain his spirit and tempo to bring more laurels for India
as a whole and Arunachal Pradesh in particular by winning medal in the championship.
Talar won bronze medal in U-19 category at Wimbledon Junior International Badminton
Championship held in London last month.
Shantidoot Youth Cycle Yatra concludes
PASIGHAT, Oct 6: The month long ‘Shantidoot Youth Cycle Yatra for Glorious Bharat’,
launched at Naharlagun on Sept 24 concluded at Pasighat on Oct 4 last. Altogether
25 Shantidoot Sevadhari took out a cycle rally spreading the message of peace and
tranquility in the society.
Addressing the flag in ceremony of the rally organized by the youth wing of Prajapita
Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University headed by BK Harish and BK Poonam here
on Friday evening, East Siang Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava said youths should
play a vital role in state building. They have exhibited their potential not only
in education, games and sports but also in other fields at all levels. Srivastava
hoped that the youth would focus on positive aspects and lend their efforts in constructive
activities. Being the elders we must ensure that youth power is not misutilized or
allowed to stray, the DC further added.
Chief Councillor Denong Tamuk said ‘Cycle Yatra’ aimed at helping people especially
the youth of the country to overcome their negativity, vices and addictions through
the practice of spirituality and Rajyoga meditation. It is not only commendable but
also highly imperative. Among others, BK Harish and BK Poonam delivered spiritual
speeches. Other highlights of the evening were cultural presentation by school students
and religious discourses. DIPRO
Mayu XI lift first Ke-me-haa Football Cup -2013
ROING, Oct 6: Mayu XI lifted the first Ke-me-haa Football Cup 2013 beating Humanities
XI of Roing Government Higher Secondary School 4-1 in a penalty shootout at the general
ground here today.
Chief guest Dr Mohesh Chai handed over the cup to the winning team amidst huge applause
from the crowd. Along with the trophy, the winning team also won Rs 30,000 as cash
Ke-me-haa is the agricultural festival of Mishmi celebrated on September 24 every
year, the date which is declared as holiday by the state government in the districts
of Lower Dibang Valley, Dibang Valley and Lohit.
The runner up team was awarded with a cash prize of Rs 20,000, which was handed over
to them by Raju Mipi, District Sports Officer (DSO), Roing.
The football tournament participated by 18 teams is organized by All Idu Mishmi Students
Union (AIMSU) as part of its campaign against opium menace in the district.
Dr Chai in his address to the youths of the district advised them to refrain from
addiction to drugs and engage themselves in sports and other co-curricular activities.
A former footballer himself, Dr Chai was the goalkeeper for Bangalore University
while he studied for his post-graduate medical degree course.
Guest of honour Malo Linggi, former President, AIMSU gave away the award of best
player title to Raju Mito of May XI. The best goalkeeper was awarded to Pangku Mega
of Mayu XI by Sokhep Kri, Editor, State Gazeeter.
The title of discipline team went to Government Middle School, Roing, which was awarded
by Monti Linggi, Anchal Chairperson, Koronu.
Public unhappy over local MLA’s performance
RUKSIN, Oct 6: Even though the state government has spent huge amount of money under
various departments for development of Ruksin block of East Siang district, the area
is lagging far behind the rest in terms of infrastructure development. Basic amenities
are still eluding the area while the residents are crying for strong political will
to solve the perennial problems.
The leading citizens of the area, including some PRI leaders said that villages are
still deprived of basic amenities like proper surface communication, telecommunications,
potable drinking, irrigation system for agriculture, education and other facilities.
The senior citizens of the area have blamed their MLA Tangor Tapak for showing utter
negligence towards the burning problems.
No visible development has been achieved by the local MLA and his party leaders during
the last four years, people allege.
The major issues like renovation of most important Mirem-Mikong-Jonai (MMJ)) road,
development of Industrial Growth Centre at Niglok, installation of Regional Diagnostic
Centre at Ruksin CHC, functioning of Ledum Mega Water Supply project, functioning
of Ruksin BDO office with construction panchayat offices, demand to set up Fie Brigade
at Ruksin and infrastructure development of the educational institutions etc are
pending for the years due to indifferent attitude of the local MLA.
Expressing dissatisfaction over the perennial problems being faced by the common
people, Ruksin Anchal Chairperson, Aruni Jamoh alleged that their local MLA has miserably
failed to achieve any visible development during the last four years.
“Time has come people choose new a leader,” she said.
“Our villagers have been helplessly enduring all sorts of problems for the decades.
The opposition MLA has reportedly failed to take up the public problems with the
Congress government in the state. Inaction of the local MLA and lack of political
will from the ruling party heavyweights have made lives of our villagers miserable.
We are in need of strong youth leader as an MLA, who can fight for lasting solution
of our problem,” said the lady anchal chairperson.
It may be mentioned that Ruksin area located at Assam –Arunachal boundary has a strategic
importance as there is an inner line entry point to enter the Siang belt and Dibang
valley of East Arunachal. Thus, it is considered as a gateway of the five upper Arunachal
districts with several tourist destinations.
The villages under Ruksin circle settled in hilly terrains have enormous feasibility
for agriculture and other allied activities. But due to lack of proper facilities
and technical know-how, the farmers have to depend on natural factors. Establishment
of Sub-divisional Agriculture and Horticulture office at Ruksin is a long pending
demand of the rural people.
“We have been demanding to set up agriculture and horticulture sub division at Ruksin
besides other sub divisional offices but our demands have fallen on deaf ears thanks
to the irresponsible conducts of the local MLA and MPs”, exclaimed a senior citizen
Okeng Taying, a retired CID official living in Ngorlung village.
The waste of a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year is not only causing
major economic losses but also wreaking significant harm on the natural resources
that humanity relies upon to feed itself, says a new FAO report. Food Wastage Footprint:
Impacts on Natural Resources is the first study to analyze the impacts of global
food wastage from an environmental perspective, looking specifically at its consequences
for the climate, water and land use, and biodiversity.
Each year, food that is produced but not eaten guzzles up a volume of water three
times larger than the annual flow of Russia's Volga River and is responsible for
adding 3.3 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases to the planet's atmosphere. In addition
to its environmental impacts, the direct economic consequences to producers of food
wastage (excluding fish and seafood) run to the tune of $750 billion annually, FAO's
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said "We all - farmers and fishers; food
processers and supermarkets; local and national governments; individual consumers
-- must make changes at every link of the human food chain to prevent food wastage
from happening in the first place, and re-use or recycle it when we can't."
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Uniformity for uniform needed
Through Column of your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention towards
the need for proper uniform dress code for students of University, College and School.
When we meet any university or college students, we are not able to recognize them
and we use to get confuse whether they are students or public. There should be proper
uniform, so that, we may distinguish between students of university/college and common
people. The girl students from Class- IV to college should wear Kurtas and salwar
as uniform. It is the duty of Minister, Education, Govt, of A.P, Director of Higher
& Technical Education, Director of School Education, vice chancellor of Universities,
Principals of the College and Secondary level school and Head Masters of Middle school
to implement the proper uniform code.
Apart from Arunachal Pradesh rest of the states of India maintains proper uniform
right from School level upto University Level. Therefore, it is my earnest request
to all the head of Govt, Semi Govt and Private institution to implement proper uniform
in their respective academy.
Senki Pari, Itanagar
Listen to our demands
We the people of Pareng village in the name of Simang Hydro- Project Assessment Committee
(SHPAC), Pareng would like to appraise the following points for kind consideration
and necessary action by the concern authorities.
It is understood from official source and local print media as published in Sept.
21st 2013 edition of Arunachal Times that SIMANG-I & SIMANG-II Hydro Project Public
hearing has been successfully conducted as claimed by district administration. However
the truth is that no free and fair public hearing was conducted. The hearing was
complete eyewash and not in consensus of the project affected people. Most of the
bonafide and real land owner was not consulted as it should have been. The videograph
of the proceeding was completely bogus and manipulated by some vested interest group
for their personal interest.
At the time of Public Hearing proceeding for environment clearance, no public opinion
was polled and no public consensus was drawn with the project affected people of
Pareng village as per the Govt, guidelines.
Therefore, we the Simang Hydro- Project Assessment Committee (SHPAC), Pareng would
like to demand from M/S, Adisankar Power Pvt. Ltd. and the Govt, of Arunachal Pradesh
1. Early clearance of property Survey Report before any construction activities is
2. Inclusion of the owner of river as proper owner under the survey.
3. Independent/separate agreement between Pareng village project affected people
and the Company before any survey is taken place under specific terms and conditions.
4. Exclusion of Political leaders from interference in the survey report.
5. Payment of Compensation to the Land & water affected people of Pareng village
before any construction activity is taken place.
In view of the above, we the undersigned demand on behalf of the Pareiig village
(SIMANG HYDRO-PROJECT ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE, PARENG) to fulfill the aforementioned
demand before any construction is taken place otherwise we shall be compelled to
launch democratic movement against the power project company and the Govt.
Tama Tali, President SHPACP
Tati Tio, G-S. SHPACP
Dhiti Tatin, V-president
Tagong Taggu, Secy.
Info. & Pub.
Harassment at the hand of department
I would like to lay down before people of state about my views regarding the Non-
Payment of full and final bill ‘Tender Work, C/o improvement and up-gradation of
Menga to Giba Road (o-08Km) Upper Subansiri District, Arunachal Pradesh, and siphoning
of tender money by the executing agency thereof.
I was selected as lowest bidder of tender process for C/o improvement and up-gradation
of Menga to Giba Road (0-08Km) for an amount of Rs. 21,49552/- out of total estimate
of Rs. 41,07,584/- and subsequently, I entered into an agreement dated 31/03/2012.
However, as soon as I entered into agreement, I have been hassled by the executing
agency to complete the tender work within stipulation period as given in the condition.
So, I started the work on 01/04/2012 and very soon completed the work on 06/06/2012
under the supervision of Er. Lardik Jare (A.E. PWD Division Daporijo) as per the
term and condition given in the agreement. After that concern department wrote a
letter to me to construct another culvert of value Rs. 3, 35,280/- and accordingly
I completed the work very soon as per the advice of the department.
I approached Executive Engineer for first payment of bill. But, they did not made
bill payment accordingly and after seven month it made a bill payment of Rs. 5, 74,000/-
only on 26/10/2012.
Whereas, I had taken loan amount from different individual person and ground fund
just for early completion of said work and total amount of loan money was Rs. 17,
05,500/- upto April 2012. I could not pay back loan amount as per the loan deed made
at the time of taking loan. All this happened because PWD Daporijo did not made full
and final payment in respect of said works as per the tender agreement.
The works have been completed according to the advice of the department and the tender
agreement as well. So, there is no any complaint or counter claim in respect of said
work. Thus J.E (S) submitted the completion reports to A.E. PWD Division Daporijo
for bill payment. But he surprisingly cancelled the report as if he had any individual
grudge against me. And he gave the reason for late payment of bill to complaint from
local people. My family is facing lot of problem due to the mess created by PWD department.
As I failed to return loan money in right time, the money lenders are also angry
with me and I solely blame department for all the harassment that am facing now.
I would like to request to Chief Engineer PWD Govt, of Arunachal Pradesh to constitute
an enquiry committee to ascertain the allegation made by me upon the PWD Division
Daporijo for siphoning of public money and to prepare correct bill by re-measuring
the executed works; and to take appropriate action upon the delinquent as per appropriate
provision of law herein in the interest of public.
Why so delay in declaring the result?
APPSC took just 3 days to declare prelims result of thousand candidates. On the other
hand our police department seems to be in no mood to declare the result of Constable
Exam (women) yet even after a month. Whereas both has conducted exam in similar manner
using OMR answer sheet.
I request Police Department to declare the result before we doubt the credibility
of the result later.
ACH need support
Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to inform that Arunachal
Charity Home(ACH) Dibrugarh is really very helpful to the middle class. For those
visiting from state to Dibrugarh on medical ground, Arunachal Charity Home is real
boon. The rooms available in very low rate helps those hailing from poor economic
background. Dibrugarh is the medical hub of Eastern Arunachal. So, I request the
Chief Minister, Minister and especially legislators of Eastern Arunachal to think
for further development of ACH Dibrugarh.
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