ITANAGAR, Oct 18: Liromoba Circle Welfare Association (LCWA), in a release informed
that the 24 hours Liromoba bandh on October 16 passed of peacefully and successfully.
The association gave first phase of Liromoba bandh on August 15 this year in protest
against non-fulfillment of various demands, which included, immediate maintenance
of Ligo Mini Micro-Hydel project, immediate posting of medical officer at Liromoba
PHE, improvement in BSNL service, proper implementation of Mid Day Meal scheme at
GHSS Liromoba, maintenance of Tai Bridge BRTF Road to Bege village.
The association also demanded the competent authority to instruct various government
officers and officials posted in Liromoba to attend office regularly. The association
alleged that most of the officials posted in Liromoba stay at Aalo and draw salary
at the end of the month without attending office for a single day.
The association threatened to launch third phase of their democratic movement in
form of 100- hr Liromoba bandh in December if the demands are not fulfilled at the
end of November next.
Tuki visits Tawang monastery
TAWANG, Oct 18: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, who arrived here today, to inaugurate
the three-day International Tourism Mart-2013 tomorrow, visited Tawang Monastery
along with Tourism Minister Pema Khandu to pay his obeisance to Lord Buddha.
The chief minister met His Eminence Lobsang Tenzin, 5th Samdhong Rimpoche, who is
on his tour to this religious abode. Tuki discussed on ways to promote religious
tourism as lakhs of pilgrims visit the monastery, the second largest in Asia.
He thanked the Rimpoche on behalf of the state government for visiting Tawang to
bless the people of the state.
The chief minister later visited nearby Singsur Ani Gonmpa to inspect the first ever
nunnery, under construction.
It may be mentioned here that it would be the first ever nunnery in the entire North
East region that would provide education along with religious teachings to women
The CM also visited the Tawang War memorial and placed a wreath in honour of the
martyrs of 1962 Chinese aggression.
Parliamentary Secretaries Tsewang Dhondup and Jambey Tashi besides Rev T G Rimpoche
and senior GoAP officers accompanied the CM. (CMMC)
Regulate market price: BJP
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: Expressing serious concern over soaring prices of all essential
items, the state unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today demanded the state government
to regulate market prices of all essential items in the state on weekly basis.
Blaming the state government for the skyrocketing prices of essential items, especially
vegetables, BJP spokesperson Techi Necha, in a release, said that the ruling Congress
Government in the state led by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has totally ignored the
interest of common men (aam admi). “The skyrocketing price of essential items, especially
vegetable is burning holes in the common men’s pocket and they are struggling to
make both ends meet,” the party spokesperson said. He urged the chief minister to
mitigate the people’s misery instead of announcing various programmes and policies
in paper only.
11 booked under ‘no work no pay’
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: Continuing its tough stand against absenteeism by teachers, 11
teachers from various schools within eight blocks of East Kameng district have been
booked under “No Work No Pay” rule in September, informed East Kameng DDSE, in a
Further, salaries of 37 teachers have been held up as per SSA norms for being absent
from duty (school) during the month, the release added. Earlier, 27 teachers were
booked under “No Work No Pay” rule during June-August and salaries of 25 were held
up for being found absent during unannounced visit of school by the DDSE and his
team, the release added.
Apang congratulates Gum Tayeng
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: Former Chief Minister Gegong Apang extended his heartiest congratulation
to Gum Tayeng on being elected unopposed from the Dambuk Assembly constituency.
In his congratulatory message, Apang said “I am sure you will continue to take forward
the legacy of the good works done by your late husband Jomin Tayeng for the welfare
of the state in general and your constituency in particular. The election has also
shown the love and affection the people have on your family and also the political
sagacity of the people of the area”.
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: The farmers of the Raga area have suffered heavy loss as the drought
has completely damaged their paddy fields. During recent survey in the agriculture
field in Raga area, a joint team of agriculture department of Raga sub-division and
panchayat leaders of Raga zilla segment found that drought has engulfed the paddy
field and damaged the food grains, said ZPM Maga Mala of Raga Anchal Samiti in a
release today. He appealed to the administration to provide immediate relief to the
affected farmers. However, the ZPM claimed that the Raga ADC in a meeting with panchayat
leaders has assured to provide all possible help to the victims of drought.
703 multiple voters detected at East Kameng District
SEPPA, Oct 18: The Election Commission of India has detected 703 numbers of double/Multiple
Voters/Electors in East Kameng District through Commission’s de-duplication software.
Therefore, it is hereby inform to all voters whose name are included in two or more
locations in the Electoral Rolls of this district are appealed to verify their names
before concerned EROs/AEROs and should made their claim and objection on or before
The list of such Double/Multiple Voters is available at DEO’s notice board/EROs and
AEROs office of East Kameng District for inspection. DIPRO
Speaker to attend opening ceremony of Veteran Cup Football
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: Legislative Assembly Speaker Wangling Lowangdong and Parliamentary
Secretary Phosum Khimhum will attend the opening ceremony of the first state level
Veteran Cup Football Tournament-2013 at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun tomorrow
at 2 pm.
NHPC contributes playground equipments for children Park
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: NHPC Limited contributed children playground equipments for Children
Park at Tawang under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) scheme.
Five different types of play equipments, namely Multiplay system, Sea saw double,
whirl, Fancy swinger and single post swing have been installed at Children Park by
Earlier, plantation drive was also done around the Park on the occasion of World
Environment Day-2013 by NHPC in association with Forest Department to beatify the
park. The Children Park is being developed and maintained by Tawang District Administration.
NHPC is undertaking CSR activities in and around of its Tawang HE Projects (St-I
&II) for benefits of local people.
BS&G team represents Arunachal in regional level trekking cum Nature Study prog at
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: A 10 member Bharat Scouts and Guides (BS&G) contingents from Arunachal
Pradesh participated in the Regional level Trekking cum Nature Study Programme held
at Langol Imphal, Manipur from October 1 to 7.
Led by unit leader Take Lusi Sorum, apart from the host state, Assam, N F Railways,
Nagaland and Sikkim also participated in the event which was themed ‘Empowering youth
can change the world.’
During the four-day long extensive trekking, the contingents visited Indo-Japan Peace
Memorial, INA War Memorial & Museum, Loktak Lake, Korang Island, Manipur Mountaineering
Training Institute, Laimathak Hill Top and Sadu Charu water fall. The contingents
were also made familiar with the lifestyle habits of Manipuri people.
BJP to pay homage to Indo-Sino war martyrs at Walong
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: The rank and file of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) embarked on a
journey to pay homage to the unsung heroes of 1962 Sino-India war, who had sacrificed
their lives for the motherland on the banks of Namti stream under Walong circle.
State BJP president Tai Tagak, Anjaw district BJP president Sotai Kri, host of national
and state level party leaders are taking part in the event which will be flagged
off at Hayuliang on October 20.
The team would visit Hawai town, the headquarters of Anjaw district and interact
with the local villagers on issues relating to development. Thereafter, the team
will proceed to Kibitho, the last village under Indian administration in Anjaw district.
The team would also visit Dong, the spot that experienced the first sunrise of the
millennium. The team would then halt at Walong and pay homage to the Sino-India War
martyrs of 1962 War in the morning of October 22.
In the last part of the journey, the team will visit Chaglagam to interact with the
villagers and take first hand knowledge of the situation regarding incursion by Chinese
Military on August 17.
Cash incentive for APPSCE qualifiers
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: Cash incentives were given to all the seven APPSCE preliminary
qualifiers within the jurisdiction of HHSU, Kamba, West Siang district as a token
of encouragement in a simple but impressive function organized by HHSU at Kamba Bango
Dere today. The incentive was sponsored by Nyamar Karbak, former general secretary,
Indian Youth Congress and vice president, APYC.
While handing over the cash incentives to the qualifiers, Karbak, encouraged the
talented youths of the area and urged them to study hard to crack the main examination.
He also urged the parents to extend full support to their wards, encourage and help
them achieve their desired goal.
Parents of the prelim qualifiers, GBs and panchayat leaders of the area were present
during the function.
Core problems of DIET Kamki discussed
Aalo, Oct.18: The District Advisory Committee of DRC/DIET Kamki meeting was held
on Oct 15 last under the chairmanship of West Siang Deputy Commissioner M.K. Sahoo
at his office chamber to discuss wide range of issues that confront the smooth functioning
of the institution.
The Committee touched all field level core problems like creation of posts of peon,
Chowkidar cum Mali, UDC, LDC, Accountant, requirement of library books, NCTE recognition
for D.EL.Ed. The civil nature of works like toilets for girls and teachers, renovation
of hostels, staff quarters, conference hall were comprehensively worked out and
proposals have been sent to appropriate authority for due consideration.
The meeting was attended by Aalo DDSE Tomi Doke and Shambhu Singh, Lecturer Maths
In Charge DRC/DIET Kamki also gave their suggestions. DIPRO
‘Culture without faith is like body without ‘Soul’
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP)
general secretary Gichik Taaza today attended the three days personality development
programme for youth organized by Vivekananda Kendra Vidhyalaya (VKV), PTC, Banderdewa.
Addressing the students, Taaza explained the meaning of culture and religious thoughts.,
“Culture without faith is like body without Soul, ” he opined and said that Culture
and Faith are like two sides of the same coin which is in-separable.
“Let us protect, preserve and promote our own indigenous faith and culture for identity,
he exhorted the youths.
World Food Day observed
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: The Community Food and Nutrition Extension Unit, Ministry of Women
and Child Development, GoI, Itanagar unit observed World Food Day at Government Secondary
School, Chimpu here today.
Attending its inaugural session, school headmaster Tabom Koyu talking about the significance
of the day said that the adoption of right to food guidelines by the governing council
of FAO in 2004 was one of the most revolutionary steps in the history of right to
Demonstration officer of the unit, B Bordoloi delivered the keynote address.
On the occasion, one mini exhibition and a quiz competition was organized amongst
the class X students. A total of 10 participants took part in the quiz competition.
AAPHWS alleges illegal appointment
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: Claiming that a non-disabled person is being appointed for the
post of AFA Jr against the reserved quota for PWD (people with disability), the Arunachal
Pradesh Handicapped Welfare Society (AAPHWS) has sought termination of the Director,
In a representation submitted to the chief secretary, alleging the director of illegally
appointing a non-disable person against the 3 per cent reserved quota for PWD,
it also asked for immediate cancellation of the appointment order and re-conduction
of interview for the post.
Its other demands are immediate advertisement of the backlog 3 percent PWD reserve
quotas of different categories of posts in Agriculture department from 1995 onwards
and construction of ramps for PWD in the multi-story buildings of agriculture department
in all the districts.
Further asking for fulfilling the demands within 15 days, it warned of taking up
the matter in the national level and in the courts for justice.
Appeal to defer bandh
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: The Core Committee for All East Kameng Students’ Union (AEKSU)
urged Bana Pampoli Area Trans Highway Affected Welfare Committee (BPATHAWC) to defer
its 48-hr Bana to Seppa bandh call from September 22 as the proposed bandh will hamper
the smooth conduct of the AEKSU conference scheduled on October 25.
While supporting the demands of the Committee, the AEKSU Core Committee, in a release
said that the proposed 48-hr bandh two days before the conference will not only create
problem in preparation of the conference but also cause great inconvenience to the
delegates in reaching the conference venue.
It also appealed to the District Administration to hear the grievance of the people
and solve the crisis amicably.
Project monitoring committee meeting held
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: A project monitoring committee (PMC) meeting was organized at Aalo
on October 16 last by Young Mission Adventure Club (YMAC).
Attending the meeting, Chairman of the PMC, Chief Manager, SBI Aalo, Anil Kr Baruah,
appreciating YMAC chairman Yomjum Yongam for successfully implementing SHG projects
in the district for the upliftment of the rural economy advised all the participating
Self Help Groups (SHGs) to follow the guidelines of SHG formation.
Tamar Baki, who looks after SHG in DRDA, West Siang district, while informing that
SHGs are not functioning well in areas like Yomcha, Liromoba, Likabali, Monigong,
Tato, Gensi etc, he called for creating awareness programme in the said areas.
During the meeting, many SHG members spoke about their difficulties.
Book on Nyishi words and proverbs released
As languages disappear culture dies: Prof. Mibang
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: A book titled The Nyishi Words and Proverbs authored by Dr. Nabam
Nakha Hina, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Rajiv Gandhi University
(RGU) was jointly released by Prof. Tomo Mibang, Vice-Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi
University and Bengia Tolum, President, Nyishi Elite Society in a programme organized
by the Department of Political Science, RGU.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Mibang highly appreciated the efforts of the author
and suggested for protection, preservation and promotion of own languages.
“Loss of language means loss of culture and identity,” he opined.
He also suggested for developing a common language and script for Arunachal Pradesh.
NES president Bengia Tolum also lauded the work and said he himself is involved in
promoting Nyishi language, but this is for the first time he is releasing a book
on Nyishi language.
While explaining some Nyishi words and roots words, he said the book is unique gift
to preserve and promote Nyishi language.
Tolum also suggested for developing a common language and scripts for the Tani tribes
and, if possible, for Arunachal Pradesh. While briefing about the book, Dr. Nakha
said that this book will give a solution to the dialectical variation and words variation
by providing synonyms of the Nyishi words and their English meanings. He cited examples,
like Renam/ranna/Nyinam (act/action),aching/aping/achin/dugu (cooked rice). The book
also deals with indicatives words, like aken (humen), daarr (animal), powh (birds/round
objects),cheer(fish/insects/ tiny object),sow (rope/string of beads/snakes/cane/creeper),daa(stick/dao),
neeh( standing tree), he said.
The objective of this book is to provide clear understanding and guide to the learner,
he said adding that the rules followed in the Nyishi language have been dealt with
for enabling the learner express themselves in Nyishi of their own. The book also
deals with us of suffix and prefix in Nyishi language, he said.
“The suffix and prefix play very important role in the Nyishi communications system,
he said and gave some examples, like daa/dee/maa (negative/ undone task), angmaadaa/
angmaadee /yangmodaa (yet to go), bengmaa (did not say), yupmaa dee/daa(yet to sleep),
paa/kuu (positive/ completed task), angpaa/ angpaaku( gone), bengpaa/ bengpaakuu
(already talked), Yuppaa/ yuppaakuu (already slept), doo/du (going on task), angdoo/angduu
(its moving), bengdoo/bengduu( talking), yupdoo/yupduu (sleeping).
It also deals with translation of Nyishi words into English. The book also deals
with more than 250 proverbs in Nyishi which are translated into English.
The book is divided into three main chapters where chapter one deals with formation
of words and role of suffix and prefix, chapter two with Nyishi words translated
into English and chaper three with Nyishi proverbs translated into English.
It also deals with human anatomy in Nyishi and code words used for animals during
hunting and trapping.
“The fundamental aim of writing this book is to document, preserve and promote this
‘dying’ language,” the author said. The interaction with other society, culture and
language has threatened survival of Nyishi language, he opined.
This book covers words from various field of knowledge such as astronomy, astrology,
spiritualism, geography, human anatomy, physiology, psychology, agriculture.
The programe was attended by NES general secretary Tarh Tabin, Nyishi Nyam Acham
president Khoda Moriam, Ditector Printing Charu Tajuk, Nabam Welfare Society chairman
Nabam Epo, Registrar, RGU Dr. Rachob Taba and Secretary, Nyishi Indegenous Faith
and Culture Society (NIFCS) Dr. Hui Tag and faculty members, employees and student
The works was supported by Nabam Welfare Society.
Earlier, Dr. Nani Bath, Head of Department gave welcome address.
ITM begins at Tawang today
TAWANG, Oct 18: The delegates from across the world have thronged at picturesque
Tawang, as the stage is all set for the 2nd International Tourism Mart (ITM) which
begins tomorrow. Chief Minister Nabam Tuki will inaugurate the three days mega event.
Being organized by the Union Ministry of Tourism, the mega event will give focus
on promotion of travel and tourism activities in North-East region.
Thousands of tour operators, hoteliers and officials from different parts of India
and abroad have descended at “the Gateway of Serenity” (Tawang) to explore the untapped
tourism potentiality of Arunachal Pradesh.
This is the second edition of ITM after the first one was conducted at Guwahati in
By organizing the second edition of the International Tourism Mart at Tawang, the
Central Govt is facilitating the tourism growth in North east region particularly
Arunachal Pradesh. The mart will also showcase the varied topography of the region,
its flora and fauna, the ethnic communities with their rich heritage of ancient traditions
and lifestyles, festivals, arts and crafts.
Meanwhile, Tawang wore festive look with posters of different culture and tribes
of the north east state around the venue at Kalawangpo Conference Hall.
“Tawang is fully prepared to host the big event,” said visibly happy Tourism Minister
Pema Khandu. He further informed that hoteliers, tour operators and officials from
22 countries besides the delegates from eight Northeast states and West Bengal are
taking part in the ITM Tawang.
The Union Tourism Secretary Parvez Dewan along with Additional tourism Secy Giri
Shankar, additional director general A.K Gupta and other officials have also arrived
Tawang to conduct the global event smoothly.
NCP state unit merges with PPA
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: In a major development to the political scenario in the state,
the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has been dissolved and has merged with the regional
party, People’s Party of Arunachal.
Addressing the media persons during a press conference here today, Kahfa Bengia,
NCP state unit president while confirming the dissolving of its party blamed NCP’s
non-committal attitude and lack of clear political identity that led to the dissolving
of its unit. Bengia has been appointed as the Working president of PPA.
“Now that we have merged with the regional party, the regional aspirations will be
taken care of unlike the national political parties who have always sidelined the
regional sentiments. Our life will be meaningful if we can work for the welfare of
the people,” he said expressing contentment.
“People are now realizing and are frustrated with the high command policy of the
centre,” Bengia exhorted.
PPA Chairman Kameng Ringu welcoming the merging of the party said, “If regional parties
do not come up, we cannot do anything for the welfare of our own people. Arunachal
is a rich state and we can harbor a lot from the state itself without having to ask
“Time has come to pave way for the peaceful progress of the party,” he added. Nikh
Kamin is the president of the party.
Earlier on April 10 this year in a similar situation, state witnessed the dissolving
of Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the lone TMC MLA from Roing Laeta Umbrey joined PPA.
Land acquisition for TAH to be carried out soon
AALO Oct, 18: Land owners, PRI leaders, GBs of Tai to Gabu stream in particular have
been intimated that Govt. of India, Ministry of Road Transport & Highway (MORTH)
is going to construct the Trans Arunachal Highway connecting various districts which
also passes through West Siang district via Tai, Tirbin, Bam, Bagra, Aalo, Jini upto
As the Ministry of Road & Transport has given approval strip plan/Road alignment
for construction of said Trans Arunachal highway, State Govt has directed the district
administration to acquire land for construction of said road as per approved strip
plan. Compensation assessment team of Govt is ready to pay the adequate compensation
for affected land & assets which fall under the proposed road and the compensation
assessment team is being deputed for assessment of compensation.
Survey and verification of land corridor of width 24 mtrs in open area and 20 mtrs
in built up area along with the proposed National Highways 229 from Tai to Gabu Stream
via Bame Tri-Junction in West Siang District will be carried out by the compensation
assessment team shortly. In case of acquisition of land corridor beyond the scheduled
specification as per strip plan/alignment plan approved by the Ministry of Road Transport
and Highways, Govt of India a reasonable compensation shall be paid for the additional
land acquired for the said purpose. All concerned land owners/GBs/PRI leaders for
the respective areas have been directed to extend all possible co-operation to the
compensation assessment team accordingly. DIPRO
Orgs demand exemplary punishment to killers of youth
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: Tai Khampti Singpho Council (TKSC), All Tai Khampti Singpho Student
Union (ATKSSU), All Namsai Area Youth Association (ANAYA), in a memorandum, have
demanded the Namsai Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) to award exemplary punishment
to the killer(s) of Chow Chantakung Manphai and provide adequate compensation to
the family members of the deceased.
Chantakung Manphai was killed after abducted by three Chakma persons recently and
his body was recovered from Reserved Forest at Diyun. All the culprits allegedly
involved in the incident have been arrested and a case has been registered at Diyun
Police Station, they informed.
While expressing grave concern over rising incidents of crimes, like murder, kidnapping,
rape, extortions etc. allegedly committed the by Chakma refugees in Lohit and Changlang
district, the memorandum urged the ADC to conduct detailed survey of Chakma refugees
to identify the genuine refugees and deport new immigrants/infiltrators. The memorandum
further the demanded the ADC to flush out the Chakma refugees from unauthorized forest
areas and put them to their designated camps/settlement areas with proper documents
and identity card etc, proper enquiry into alleged issuance of duplicate birth and
death certificates to Chakma refugees, create separate cell/department of Chakma
refugees with officers designate to check and regulate their movements and activities
They also urged the State Govt. to permanently solve the refugee problem in both
CM enrolled, Biometric enrolment under NPR from Oct 21
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki got himself registered under the National
Population Register (NPR) through Biometric Enrolment late Wednesday evening last,
marking the official launch of the biometric census operations in Arunachal Pradesh.
A team of officials lead by Jt Director, Census Operations, Shillong, B Chanda and
Capital Deputy Commissioner Sanjay Goel called on the Chief Minister and enrolled
him in the NPR through biometric system. Besides his personal details, digital impressions
of the Chief Minister’s fingerprints and iris were recorded in the system that would
be linked to his Aadhar card number.
Biometric enrolment of the general public would begin from 21st of this month.
The objective of the NPR is to create a comprehensive database in the country with
full identification and other details by registering every usual resident in the
country. This would help in better targeting of the benefits and services under government
schemes, programmes, improve planning and prevent identity fraud.
“This is good. This would check the practice of double beneficiaries of government
schemes and stop bogus or fraudulent voters!” Tuki observed. He appreciated the
initiative and advised representatives of Indian Telecom Industries Ltd, Palakkad
that will do the biometric exercise in Arunachal Pradesh through two service providers
– WebX Technologies, Guwahati and Quick Data Services, Kolkata, to take up the exercise
in right earnest. He also called on them to travel to all villages – even if remote
– to enroll each and every citizen of the state.
China hopeful of visa agreement during PM's visit
Beijing, Oct 18: China on Friday sounded hopeful about reaching an agreement on liberalisation
of visa regime during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit here next week, even
though India has deferred a decision on the issue.
"Relaxation of visa regime will facilitate personnel exchanges, economic and trade
cooperation," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a media briefing
here in response to questions on the possibility of an agreement on the visa liberalisation
for Chinese nationals. "If we sign a deal we welcome the deal. The relevant authorities
are in close communication. Whether the two sides can sign this agreement during
Singh's visit I cannot provide the details. We will pay close attention to the relevant
work," she said.
Hua said the two sides will sign a series of bilateral cooperation agreements covering
wide range of areas during Singh's three-day visit starting from October 22.
An agreement on liberalisation of visa regime was on cards as the two countries were
engaged in intense negotiations to step up economic and trade ties in the run up
to the Prime Minister's visit.
However, the Indian Cabinet yesterday deferred a decision on easing visa norms for
Chinese nationals, especially those travelling for business purposes.
It is not clear whether it could happen during his visit as any agreement with foreign
countries has to be approved by the Cabinet before it is inked.
The Cabinet proposal sought to liberalise the policy due to expansion in trade between
the two countries and subsequent increase in visits by Chinese businessmen. These
visitors belong mainly to the Information Technology and infrastructure sectors.
Governor, CM applaud election of Tayeng
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma has
congratulated Gum Tayeng on being elected unopposed from the Dambuk Assembly constituency.
In his congratulatory letter, Governor expressed his confidence that she will carry
forward the good work of her late husband Jomin Tayeng and contribute in the development
of our state.
“We are proud to have you as the new lady member of our State Legislative Assembly,”
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has also extended congratulations to Gum Tayeng of INC
for being declared elected unopposed from Dambuk Assembly constituency in Lower Dibang
Valley. Gum was declared uncontested after her sole opponent, Independent candidate
Mulluku Tacho withdrew his nomination on Thursday, the last day for withdrawal.
In a message today, Tuki expressed gratitude to the people of the constituency for
keeping faith and confidence on INC and appreciated their gesture to give whole-hearted
support to Gum Tayeng, the party’s obvious choice after the death of the veteran
leader and her husband late Jomin Tayeng.
He expressed belief that Gum Tayeng would follow on the footsteps of her late husband
and serve her constituency in particular and the state in general with dedication
While congratulating Gum Tayeng for being elected unopposed and the Congress party
president Mukut Mithi, party workers and public of Dambuk constituency for ensuring
victory of Tayeng, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) exuded confidence
that under her leadership the Congress Party will work for all round development
of her constituency in days to come.
MLA Karya Bagang also expressed her immense pleasure over the unopposed election
of Gum Tayeng. Bagang hoped for all round development of Dambuk under her leadership.
Sensitization-cum-training of Upper Siang panchayat conducted
YINGKIONG, Oct 18: Sensitization-cum-Training of PRI members of Upper Siang district
is being conducted on October 18 and 19 in presence of Panchayat Raj, RD and Power
Minister Tanga Byaling at DC's conference hall and Multipurpose Tourist Community
The awareness training was attended by 220 GPs, 62 ASMs and 7 ZPMs of the 7 Anchal
Blocks of the district with great enthusiasm. During this review meeting on various
schemes on RD programmes, the Director RD K. Dulom presented Power Point Presentation
of district wise fund distribution and its achievements in the entire state. Dulom
advised and asked all BDOs for computerization of schemes and datas and encouraged
them to prepare Power Point Presentation on all the implemented schemes- showing
three phases in photographs before start of the work, work in progress and work after
completion mandatorily and monitoring activities should be conducted only during
the works are in progress.
Addressing the PRI members Byaling called upon the executing officers, department
employees and the PRI members to implement and utilize the fund allotted honestly
and judiciously for the greater interest of the common people. And in addition to
it the department officers must use their best efforts to make the Panchayat members
aware of the development and schemes under the RD programmes.
The minister advised the department and Panchayat authorities to distribute works
and schemes of development irrespective of party affiliations so that all can get
equal share in the rural development programmes.
Director PR, K Lollen displayed Power Point Presentation on the origin and development
of Panchayat Raj institutions in India and Arunahcal Pradesh in particular. He asked
all PRI members to learn the bye-laws and constitutions of the Panchayat in the state.
Secretary PHE Er. Tomi Ete presented Power Point Presentation emphasizing the two
most national programme- Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan- i.e. on sanitation and National Drinking
Water Programme stressing on health and hygienic programme and stated that the Panchayat
members have a bigger role in implementation and maintenance of all this national
Earlier, Deputy Commissioner Upper Siang District Liyon Borang briefed various problems
faced by the people in the district particularly due to lack of road connectivity
and shortages of electricity.
Upper Siang ZPC Apel Modi , ZPM Nobeng Burang , ASM chairperson Yanggo Tayeng and
others also spoke and apprised the problems and difficulties faced by the Upper Siang
PRI members in front of the Minister and other dignitaries.
Byaling was accompanied by high level officers including local MLA Alo Libang, former
Upper Siang ZPC Dungoli Libang, Er. T. Mara CE(Power) central zone and M. Lollen
APCC I/c Upper Siang. DIPRO
Free and fair election depends on correct electoral roll: Kojeen
Aalo, Oct, 18: The Commissioner Agriculture and Horticulture Hage Kojeen who is on
his first phase of visit to the district as Election Observer on the Preparation
Electoral Roll has stressed on the need to prepare a correct electoral to avoid hue
and cry and election related law and order problems in a meeting held with Political
Parties, DEO and EROs of the district at DCs Office chamber today.
He disclosed that the Election Commission of the state has detected 27,000 double
entries out of which Siang is likely have a share of more than 3000 and it is important
for the Political Parties to appoint BLAs to work hand in hand with the BLOs to pin
point and eliminate such double entries and bogus voters. The appointment of only
10% of BLAs so far is quite discouraging and parties can appoint one BLA for two
election booths in the absence of manpower, he said.
Hearing the Grievances of the all Political Parties, he said that election has a
defined set of guidelines and calendar of events and all election related works are
to be completed within the ambit of those guidelines and stipulated time without
any scope for complaint and rollbacks. This can be possible through the collective
effort of the election machinery and cooperation of the political parties and any
false declaration by the political parties and misdeeds by the election related officers
will attract fine and imprisonment under appropriate section of law depending on
the gravity of offence.
The Observer also visited few Election Booths of Aalo township and its vicinity.
The DEO West Siang M.K. Sahoo elaborately outlined the preparation of Electoral
Roll in the district on Training to BLOs, establishment of toll free Grievance Management
System, tackling the double entries and vogus voters.
He said that the election is a time bound and non negotiable process and assured
the political Parties of a fair Electoral Roll. He sought cooperation from all Political
Parties. Moki Loyi, ERO Aalo West also highlighted the efforts taken in the district
to prepare a fair electoral roll in the district.
Representatives from Congress Gumken Lollen, District Secretary, Tummar Bagra and
Kenli Pakam, President Peoples Party of Arunachal took part in the discussion and
pointed out problems on voter enrollment. DIPRO
Kamba ADC clarifies on highway compensation allegation
AALO, Oct 18: A meeting was convened to address allegation made by GSU on ADC and
ADO Kamba for collection of 3.5% illegally from the double lane land compensation
package and demand for return of payment and resultant phase wise agitation called
by the GSU was held under the chairmanship of Nyiken Lollen, ADC Kamba at his Office
The ADC and ADO Kamba clarified their stand that they have no role in the collection
of the alleged percentage but the President of Project Affected Private Land Owners
Association Tumge Ete acknowledged that it was their organization which had collected
the amount as agreed by the land owners prior to payment of the compensation.
All leaders including the Hirik Hiru Student Union condemned the GSU for creating
an atmosphere of distrust and instead appreciated the ADC and ADO Kamba for their
impartial handling of the case and absolved them from all allegations.
Lijum Ronya and Nyamar Karbak said that the GSU has no role to play in it and in
case of any problem the land owners will take up the matter by themselves.
It was unanimously decided to constitute a Committee under the chairmanship of Gedo
Kato, ZPM Kamba and the Committee will be responsible for all matter relating to
the return of payment of the double lane compensation package and henceforth no organization
will deal or contact with the administration in such matter. The phase wise dharna
proposed by the GSU was unanimously condemned and house urged the GSU to refrain
from such dharna. It was also suggested that the sentiments of the public should
be respected and no agitation shall be allowed in Kamba.
The meeting was attend by PRI members, youth leaders including Nyamar Karbak, Gen.
Secy. Youth Congress, Goan Burahs and public leaders of Kamba including Former minister
Lijum Ronya. DIPRO
NGOs appeal to protect burial ground from encroachers
DAPORIJO, Oct 18: Since few years, some unscrupulous people in Daporijo Township
are allegedly acting as land brokers giving birth to rampant land encroachment. Even,
the encroachers have not spared the burial cum cremation ground here which has become
a matter of serious concern.
Expressing serious concern over involvement of some local people in the encroachment
of the burial ground cum cremation ground many NGOs, organizations, associations,
including Tagin Cultural Society, All Nyishi Youth Association Upper Subansiri unit,
All Upper Subansiti District Contractor Welfare Association, Arunachal Vigilance
Forum Upper Subansiri unit, Gandhi Market Welfare Society, of the district have voiced
against the illegal act and come forward to save and protect it from further encroachment.
While condemning the illegal act, TCS appealed to the district administration to
save the public space from further destroying.
In separate press releases, every NGO has expressed their concern over the illegal
act and demanded the authority to protect it. They also criticized the district administration
for being mute spectator towards the serious problem.
Reportedly, encroachers are not allowing the public to use the public space for which
it was meant and developed for with central fund. They (encroachers) have also removed
the plate/board where the name (of Burial cum Cremation ground) of the central project
Most of the cement concrete wall of the burial ground has been dismantled and two
sheds made for cremation completely destroyed by the encroachers. But, there is still
no legal action against those culprits.
Before the implementation of the central project, the area located at out side the
Daporijo town was lying unused and nobody resided there permanently. The burial ground
was developed by spending crores of rupees funded by central government few years
Meanwhile, the NGOs, organizations/associations appealed to higher authority to take
appropriate measures to protect the burial cum cremation ground failing which they
threatened to launch democratic movement.
CM mourns death of Taki
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki conveyed his condolences
to the bereaved family members of Late Tabin Taki, former AAPSU president and a prominent
leader of Pangin Assembly constituency, who passed away recently following ill-health.
He observed that in Taki’s death the society has lost an endearing public leader,
who in his youth had served the student community with self-less dedication. He prayed
for eternal peace of the departed leader and strength to the bereaved family members.
Member of Parliament Takam Sanjoy while expressing grief and sorrow over his untimely
demise said that Taki was a prominent leader of the state who carved a niche for
himself by sheer dint of his hard-work as a student leader.
“His untimely demise has created a great vacuum not only in the life of the family
members but the entire State as a whole,” Sanjoy said and prayed to almighty to rest
his departed soul in eternal peace and give enough strength to the bereaved family
to bear the irreparable loss.
Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee also deeply mourned the untimely demise of Taki,
former BCC president of Panging block, who passed away on Oct 16 at CMC, Vellore
after prolonged illness.
In a condolence message, Education Minister Bosiram Siram said the contribution
of Late Taki, a prominent social worker and former AAPSU president and general secretary,
for social-upliftment of poor and downtrodden people of the state will be remembered
for ever. His demise is certainly a great loss for all of us, minister said.
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of
the authorities concerned and conscious citizens towards the rising price of essential
commodities in the Capital Complex.
The people with low income, particularly the poor people including working class
are facing extreme difficulties in running their family due to soaring prices of
commodities. It is seen that a large number of below poverty line people living
in the Capital Complex are also facing unbearable situation due to sky rocketing
prices of commodities.
The prices of vegetable items like green vegetables, potato, tomato, garlic and
onion etc in Capital Complex are more than double the prevailing prices in Harmuti
markets in Assam. Apart from this other day-to-day essential items like atta, dal,
chapatti, etc have also rising at an alarming rate in the Capital Complex. The increasing
prices of essential commodities are also badly affecting the daily life of students
with poor economic back ground who are studying in various institute of the Capital
Therefore, I request the Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner and the Itanagar Market
Welfare Association to take immediate step to check the price rise of essential commodities
and bring the situation under control for greater interest of the common people.
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Working age populationincreasing in India
According to latest World Development report brought out by the World Bank India's
medium-size businesses are not growing and the share of informal workers in organized
firms is up from 32 per cent in 2000 to 68 per cent in 2010. A majority of firms
are born small but in India they also tend to stay small, the report said adding
in India, the productivity of a 35 year-old firm merely doubles and its headcount
actually falls by a fourth. As a result, there is a “missing middle” of medium-sized
The report also highlights how the world of work is rapidly evolving. Demographic
shifts, technological progress and lasting effects of the international financial
crisis are reshaping the employment landscape in countries around the world.
Calling for a strong urbanisation policy for India for creating better jobs, the
report also emphasized the need for labour policies that were not too stringent.
With the working age population increasing by 7 million people each year in India,
accelerating urban development and increasing labor flexibility are key to creating
jobs in more productive activities, thus sustaining growth and reducing poverty,
the flagship publication from the World Bank said.
Vibrant cities and economic clusters can invigorate firm dynamics, help fill the
missing middle and result in more productive jobs.