October 25

NES disowns ANYA

ITANAGAR, Oct 24: The Nyishi Elite Society (NES) in its executive meeting held at Naharlagun on Wednesday last disowned and disassociated itself from All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA).

The house also decided to constitute its own youth wing of NES, the Society said in a press statement.

Citing various reasons in favour of its decision, the NES in a notification said that ANYA betrayed NES and miserably failed to function as the vibrant youth wing of the Nyishi Elite Society as given under the provisions of Article (34) of the constitution of ANYA.


Pigs impounded in Roing

ROING, Oct 24: With a view to "keep the Roing Township clean and to prevent stray animals from roaming freely in the area", the Lower Dibang Valley District Administration has started impounding stray animals.

A team of officials headed by Town Magistrate, Sanjay Taram, DPO M Dirchi, DUDA UPO Tao Tadap and Bazar Secretary Rajkumar Linggi took possession of four Pigs from the market area early today morning.

Later, the animals caught were disposed off through an auction conducted by a team of officers headed by CO Kamin Darang. The amounts so realized were deposited to the state govt account through treasury challan, informed an official release.

Earlier, a 15 days notification was issued in this regard by Lower Subansiri DC urging the public to regulate their domestic animals.

Further, it was informed that impounding of stray animals found freely roaming in the township area will continue. DIPRO


Parl Secretaries allotted portfolios

ITANAGAR, Oct 24: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today allotted portfolios to the newly appointed Parliamentary Secretaries.

According to the notification, Nyamar Karbak has been given the Civil Supplies and Coordination department while Dikto Yekar was allotted Non-Conventional Energy Resources and Science & Technology.  

The Parliamentary Secretary Kumsi Sidisow has been given the charge of Environment & Forest in addition to PHE & WS, while Parliamentary Secretary Industries Tatung Jamoh has been given the additional charge of Horticulture.

Aboh given additional charge

In a partial modification, Minister Tirong Aboh has been allocated the Department of Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs in addition to his already allotted Departments of DoTCL and Mines and Minerals.


NSS volunteers clean up college campus

ITANAGAR, Oct 24: Hundreds of volunteers of the JN College unit National Service Scheme (NSS) conducted a cleanliness drive at Lower Campus Lecturer colony, group D barrack colony, Health centre, office of Alumni Association, and Cooperative-cum-fair price shop and market areas of the college in Pasighat today.

The drive was conducted as part of the NSS unit's mission, 'Clean Campus Green Campus' under the guidance of NSS programme officers, Dr. Temin Payum, Dr. Kento Kadu and Ing Perme.


District level sports & games competition concludes

ITANAGAR, Oct 24: A two-day district level sports & games competition was organized as part of National Tribal Sports & Games meet by the Tirap district unit Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP) at Deomali which concluded here on Sunday last.

Addressing the valedictory function of the sports meet,  Tirap DC, Ravi Jha lauded the AVP for its initiative and stressed the need to generate interest in sports amongst the youths by conducting more such meets in the district.

Commandant 1st Assam Rifles Col. Prashant Nair also called for conducting similar sports meet in the insurgency hit district to help local youths from going astray.

Commandant 1st Assam Rifles Col. Bal Bahadur Pun, Deomali SDO, Deomali Block ZPM, Panchayat leaders, officers and general public attended the function.

Participants from Deomali, Soha, Khonsa, Dadam and Lazu circles of the district had taken part in the meet.


NMMU camps at Pachi and Hamba Pinda

SEPPA, Oct 23: National Mobile Medical Unit (NMMU) camps cum awareness on Ante Natal Care, immunizations and health and hygiene were conducted by PHC Pakoti under the District Health Society at Pachi covering the five villages of Fachung, Attarangsinghi, 14 Mile camp, Mangkhya and Pachi camp on Oct 20th and at Hamba Pinda on Oct 23rd in collaboration with Hamba Pinda Welfare Society.

A total of 235 patients, out of which 70 children and three pregnant women, benefitted from the camps and Rashtra Bal Swasth Karikaram (RBSK) team screened the school children.

PHC Pakoti MO incharge, Dr. Kapu Sopin stressed on health and hygiene, importance of hand wash, ANC, immunizations and discouraged open defecation.

MO, Dr. Tagyang Tage briefed on RBSK and its benefit for school going children and on early detection of any congenital or chronic disability diseases which can be corrected or support for the child.

Earlier, District Medical Officer, East Kameng, Dr. Chasen Lowang Mallo attended the camp at Pachi and appreciated the public, school teachers and panchayat leaders for active participation and advised them to follow the tips and knowledge given in the training.


Role of youths discussed in conference

Karda Natam

DAPORIJO, Oct 24:  All Nilling Youth Association has held its conference here on Saturday last wherein the role of youth in the society for development was discussed and debated. Shamee Timba, District Planning Officer, urged the youth to come forward and serve the society.

Youths are the backbone of any society and nation, he said, and urged youths to be very hardworking, sincere and determined.

Timba also highlighted the scopes and importance of sports and tourism sector in the state.

Papi Jeram, ASM Chairperson (Sigin-I) and Taluk Jeram, EE, (RWD) and many other wellwishers and senior public attended the conference. They urged youths of the association to strive for becoming responsible citizens.

 The Association resolved to carry out various social welfare activities.


AVK’s sports meet held

AALO, Oct 24: Over hundred participants from 13 circles of West Siang district took part in a two-day long games and sports meet being conducted by the Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP) at the premises of Donyi Polo Dere which concluded here today.

IFCSAP president Moji Bagra and former MLA-cum-Chairman State Level Sports Competition Kipa Babu, who attended the programme exhorted the participants to maintain the spirit of sportsmanship to excel in games and sports. (DIPRO)  


APPSU conducts tree plantation prog

ITANAGAR, Oct 24: The members of All Papum Poma Students' Union (APPSU) conducted a social service cum tree plantation programme under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan at Govt Middle School campus, Hollongi today.  Apart from APPSU executive members, school students and teaching staff joined the cleanliness drive and planted around 50 tree saplings in the school compound during the social service. The Union also donated two dustbins for school and one dustbin to install near Hollongi  Police check gate.

Stating that the school does not have a single teachers' barrack, the Union also appealed to the concern authorities to construct teacher's barrack immediately in the school compound.


Moyong grieves Pasighat fire


PASIGHAT, Oct 24: Pasighat East MLA, Kaling Moyong, who is presently at New Delhi, has expressed grief over the devastating recent fire at Pasighat, which burnt down three houses at Transport Colony (Sawmill area).

MLA Moyong has instructed East Siang Deputy Commissioner and Disaster Management department for early assessment of actual loss and damages and to grant proper compensation to the fire victims.

Meanwhile, the district administration has granted an amount of Rs.5000 to the fire victims for immediate relief. PMC Councilor (Ward-12), Kangge Moyong donated 30 pieces CGI sheets for immediate rehabilitation.


DC stresses on leadership quality

ITANAGAR, Oct 24: Lower Subansiri DC Kanki Darang stressed on leadership quality and appealed the students to do hard work for success in life. He said this at an event in Ziro Valley School, Old Ziro on Saturday.

DDSE Yumlam Tana emphasised on the importance of English language and called upon the students to acquire good written and spoken skills.


Awareness programme on agriculture development

ITANAGAR, Oct 24: A day-long training cum awareness programme on agriculture development was held at Laptap village under Toru circle of Sagalee Sub-division today.

Nabam Nigla, President Bee Keeping Association, Sagalee, demonstrated on bee hive management during rainy season.

M Piel, SDAO explained the role of bees in crop production and employment generation.

ADO Techi Taura explained Bee rearing equipments, colony management, and disease management, identification of queen and role of worker and drone bees in the colony.

The programme was coordinated by ADO headquarter incharge ABHM Papum Pare unit Tare Kahi.



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Home Minister assures ATA to arrest attacker of DDSE

Orgs condemn physical assault

ITANAGAR, Oct 24: Home Minister Tanga Byaling assured Arunachal Teachers' Association (ATA) that the attacker of the DDSE would be apprehended soon and necessary instruction has already been given to the Capital SP to act.

The Home Minister gave this assurance when a team of ATA met him at his official residence today to seek his personal intervention in the case and instruct Itanagar Police to arrest the alleged attacker within 24 hours and, punish him under appropriate sections of the law.

ATA informed the Home Minister that Marken Kadu, DDSE, Directorate of Secondary Education, Itanagar, was physically assaulted on October 23 allegedly by one Tabu Guha inflicting grievous injuries to his head and face.

ATA also informed the Minister that an FIR was lodged by the victim against the culprit at Itanagar Police Station immediately after the incident but no arrest has been made by the Police till today.

Such unprovoked attack on govt. official on duty is shocking, highly condemnable and a smack on the face of the state government, ATA said. It threatened to launch democratic movement if the culprit is not arrested within the given time period.

Meanwhile, various organizations have vehemently condemned the physical assault on the DDSE.

"Teachers are the most highly respected person in the society and they are the nation builder. The incident of attack on teacher is not acceptable and deserves condemnation from all," said AAPSU.

AAPSU demanded the law enforcing agency to nab the culprit(s) at the earliest and give them exemplary punishment as per law. It also appealed to the society to refrain from protecting such criminals.

Chairman of AAPSU constituted Core Committee on refugee issue Gumjum Haider also strongly condemned the incident.

Arunachal Pradesh Congress Seva Dal (APCSD) termed the violence as against the INC's Gandhian principles and urged all to solve their dispute amicably.

Law is above all and everyone should abide by it, said APCSD chief organizer Kipa Kaha.

The Central Eastern Youth Association of Arunachal (CEYAA) also vehemently condemned the dastardly act and urged the law enforcing agency to immediately arrest the culprit and award exemplary punishment. Repeated attacks on officials of various departments in Capital Complex have put a serious question mark on the law and order situation in the Capital Complex, CEYAA said.

Expressing shock at the incident, the Galo Students' Union (GSU) also sought Capital Complex SP's intervention into the matter and appealed him to take stringent action against the culprit. It also demanded immediate arrest of the accused to deter similar incidents in future.

The Nyoi Ao Welfare Society (NAWS) has also condemned the incident.

Such physical attack on senior and elderly person that too in office duty is shocking and highly condemnable, it said in a release referring to the victim as an honest, sincere and a person with strict administrative values.

The society demanded the Capital administration to immediately book the culprit/s responsible for the attack and said that if the government fails to deliver justice it will open floodgate for other criminals to emulate.

The society expressed disappointment that Itanagar police station delayed registering the case for four hours after filing of FIR which gave ample time to the accused to escape.



Dozens assaulted in Chapakhowa

[ Karyir Riba ]

ROING, Oct 24: Thirty members of Meka Baptist Church including 14 girls were physically assaulted by locals at Gumti Bill Tinali near Chapakhowa, Assam today.

The group was returning to Roing after attending a church Conference at Namsai.

According to Youth Director of the Church, K. Yao, dozens of people stopped the State Transport which the Church team had reserved from Tinsukia to Roing, started physically assaulting them randomly.

"They took away our mobile phones, purses and wallets and other belongings, broke our musical instruments and assaulted us. The girls were pulled out of the bus and assaulted too. They only relented after repeated pleas to let go of the girls", said Yao.

Yao also informed that the assault stopped after the arrival and intervention of the Assam Rifles.

Reportedly, the bus driver and the conductor were badly beaten up too, including three non-Arunachalees who were travelling in the bus.

As per the victims, the assaulters kept on saying in Assamese that it was in retaliation to Assamese people being beaten up in Arunachal.

Believing the incident to be in retaliation to a fight between some boys from Assam and Arunachal at 'Cheh kilo' (6 km from Roing) yesterday, OC Lenka of Roing Police Station confirmed the incident. "We have now sent the victims to the hospital for treatment, and FIR will be lodged at the Police Station under Sadiya", he said. Condemning the incident, President DASU Tom Gamno said, "We want immediate action and recovery of the snatched property. Minor girls have been assaulted in broad daylight, we want answer to that. We hope that the administration will give us justice".

Gamno also said that if no action is taken in the next 24 hours, the student body will be compelled to launch a democratic movement against the whole incident.



Govt. enjoys majority: APCC

ITANAGAR, Oct 24: A day after the State BJP demanded resignation of the ruling Congress Government in the state, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Padi Richo today said that the opposition party is trying to raise a dead issue for their political benefit.

"In the 60-seat Assembly, Congress has 46 legislators and two of them have resigned, and the matter is sub-judice," Richo said.

He also said that there is no dissidence in the party, and if there is, the BJP should name them.

"The BJP must know that it is Chief Minister's prerogative to appoint and drop any minister and parliamentary secretary as deem fit for the welfare of the people of the State," Richo said.

The APCC president also said that there was lack of basic knowledge of the political system and the Constitution among State BJP members.

"If some political parties say, Narendra Modi has lost confidence and having dissidence inside the party; will he resign or prove the majority in the floor of the Parliament,” Richo questioned.

The Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) also strongly condemned the demand of the state BJP for stepping down of the Tuki-led Govt. Terming the demand as completely undemocratic, unethical and anti-development, the youth wing of the Congress party stated that the state Govt. enjoys absolute majority.

The BJP or any other political party has never been an alliance partner to prove and disprove the majority or minority of the Govt, APYC Spokesperson Niglar Veo said in a release.

The APYC appealed to the state BJP to refrain from such ridiculous political conspiracy if it really wants to work hand in hand with Govt. for the development of the state.

Further, the people of the state would appreciate the BJP if the party could impress upon the Union Govt. to release all the due funds and special developmental packages to the state Govt. without further delay, said APYC spokesperson.

The APYC also appealed to the BJP to ask their national leaders, particularly those elected from the north eastern states, to focus on the development of the region.



ANYA suspends democratic movement temporarily

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Oct 24:  All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) has announced temporarily suspension of its democratic movement. Briefing media persons at Press Club here today, ANYA President Biri Kakum informed that ANYA has deferred its proposed 24 hours Capital bandh till November 9 adding that further decisions would be announced soon.

ANYA President said that unavoidable circumstance has forced it to suspend the bandh for the time being, without elaborating on it much. Kakum denied that suspension was an outcome of political and external pressures.

The decision to suspend was taken while respecting the view of people belonging to Nyishi community in particular and state as whole, he said.  

Referring to Nyishi Elite Society's notification dissociating and disowning ANYA, its spokesperson Khoda Ajin said that with this, ANYA would be able to function independently for the welfare of community.  NES had issued a notification to ANYA wherein it dissociated ANYA and also stated that it would soon form its own youth wing. Reacting on the NES's notification, ANYA Spokesperson further added that NES should not create its youth wing with the same nomenclature as ANYA saying that it would create confusion in the society.



Aboh appeals for utilising CMUHIS,

flagship programmes

KHONSA, Oct 24: Minister for Civil Supplies, DoTCL & Mining, Tirong Aboh has appealed to the people of Tirap district to take full advantage of the Chief Minister's Universal Health Insurance Scheme (CMUHIS) and other centrally-sponsored flagship schemes. He was speaking at a function at Nehru Stadium, Khonsa on Saturday.

While appreciating the District Administration, Police and PRI leaders for putting their efforts to take Tirap district towards the path of peace and development, Aboh assured for working for the all round progress of Tirap district.

Announcing funds for the Panchayat Blocks, Khonsa Higher Secondary School, Khonsa District Hospital, Aboh said that the funds sanctioned should be utilised judiciously.  He urged the people to work hard to catch up with other developed districts. This was his maiden visit to Tirap after induction in the Nabam Tuki cabinet as a cabinet minister.

Earlier, Tirap Deputy Commissioner requested the Minister to initiate suitable steps to improve road connectivity and power in the district.

Tirap ZPC Chahwang Lowang appealed the minister to address the multifarious problems plaguing Tirap district.

The programme was attended by Tirap SP, CO 1st Assam Rifles, CO 36 Bn CRPF, PRI leaders, Chiefs, GBs and prominent public leaders.

A colourful cultural presentation by cultural troupes from different villages marked the day long programme. DIPRO



Environmental Conservation Plan for Kley River

ITANAGAR, Oct 24: Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi has directed the Department of Urban Development to prepare an Environmental Conservation Plan (ECP) for Kley River situated in Ziro plateau.

The Chief Secretary gave this directions after a delegation of Apatani Youth Association led by its President Taku Chatung called on him to discuss Mission Clean Kley river. The AYA delegates briefed the programmes and activities to be taken up to create awareness on environment pollution of Kley river and its tributaries.

The ECP has a broad framework to focus on the sewerage disposal/treatment, solid waste management/disposal and preservation and rejuvenation of the Kley River and its tributaries. The CS also directed for appointing of an experienced consultant by proper Expression of Interest to be invited within next one month. The ECP comes at the backdrop of Ziro being chosen as one of the World Heritage sites for its traditional culture and landscape.   

Appreciating the efforts taken up by AYA, the Chief Secretary advised them to keep Ziro clean and, to preserve and protect the environment as the Ziro valley has been put under tentative list of World Heritage site for its unique and harmonious relationship between nature and human beings.

Secretary Art and Culture, Dani Salu was also present in the meeting.

Meanwhile, AYA stated that it will organise 'Walk and Pick' involving volunteers and school children whereby they will pick up waste from Hapoli town to Old Ziro to send out the message and create awareness among citizens of Ziro valley to keep the environment clean.



Governor on familiarization visit to Tawang

ITANAGAR, Oct 24: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh JP Rajkhowa today began his maiden and familiarization visit to frontier district Tawang. He will visit the frontier areas of the district and interact with local people and officials during his three-day trip.

The Governor began his tour by paying homage to the martyrs of the 1962 Indo- China War and laying wreath at the Tawang War Memorial today. The day coincided with the historic day when the decision to vacate Tawang was taken due to the advancement of the Chinese troops.

Brig. DS Kashwa Commander 190 MTN BDE briefed the Governor on the War Memorial.

While visiting the under-construction Tawang Advance Landing Ground, the Governor advised the Deputy Commissioner to provide him the necessary inputs for expediting the construction of the ALG at Thrilam, so that the issues pending at the Centre can be taken up with Prime Minister and the Defence Minister for early resolution.

In the afternoon, the Governor along with First Lady of the State Rita Rajkhowa paid obeisance at the Tawang Monastery.

The Governor and First Lady visited Manjushree Vidhyapith, an orphanage run by Lama Lobsang Phuntsok, Padma Shree awardee.

A colourful cultural programme was presented by the young inmates of the School.

Interacting with the children, school teachers and staff of the school, the Governor said that it is one of the rarest happy moments to be with the children of the Vidhyapith. He said that in spite of certain physical and social challenges, many of the children have excelled in their early life and have bright prospects in days ahead. The children of the school have made all Arunachal very proud, he opined.

The Governor also visited the Mahabodhi Centre (Old Age Home) and orphanage. He lauded the caretakers and officials of the Centre.

Earlier, the Governor and First Lady were accorded warm reception and famed Lion Dance was performed on their arrival at Tawang,

They were received by the Deputy Commissioner Duli Kamduk, SP Anto Alphonse, Brig. DS Hashwa, Commander 190 MTN BDE and senior district officers.

The people from all walks of life, shouting 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai and Vande Mataram' queued in the different parts of town with 'Khada' (traditional scarf) received the Governor and the First lady as they passed through the town. PRO to Raj Bhawan



Itanagar chapter of Sunfeast Cup tournament begins

ITANAGAR, Oct 24: The Itanagar chapter of Sunfeast Cup Football Tournament conducted by SPT Sports began at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun yesterday. The participating teams have been divided into two categories-U-16 and U-13.

Fourteen matches under 16 years category were played on the first two days of the tournament conducted under the aegis of Arunachal Pradesh Football Association.

30 teams have registered for U-16 year category and four teams for the U-13 year category.

The event organizer has already conducted the (Sunfeast Cup) tournaments in Guwahati, Jorhat and Aizawl. The tournament will also be conducted at Shillong (Meghalaya) and Imphal (Maipur).

The main objective of conducting the tournament is to uplift the young footballers of North East and promote football in the region.

Day-1 results:

Giri Colony FC beat Alphabet Public School FC ( 2-2,  (2-0 penalty), Arunachal Sporting Club beat Nefa FC (7-0), Biri Brothers FC beat New Generation FC (3-0), Tarh Khu FC beat Ha Tagung FC (4-0), FC Doimukh Junior beat Kendra FC (1-0), VKV PTC beat Kipa Kasung FC (5-1),GHSS RGU Campus Doimukh beat 4G FC  2-0.

Day-2 results:

Heri United FC beat FC Trumph (3-0), BN Colony FC beat Flying FC 3-1, Vivek Vihar FC beat Lekhi Public School (2-1), VKV Itanagar beat Raising Star PTC FC (4-0), Artrus FC beat United FC Nirjuli (1-0), 7.DFC Chimpu beat United Franciscam (3-2), Sangey Lhaden SC beat Zindagi FC (1-0).

Tomorrow's matches:

Raising Star FC Papu Nallah vs Devil Boys FC ( 9am), Giri Colony FC vs Arunachal Sporting Club (10 am), Biri Brothers vs Tarh Khu FC (11am), FC Doimukh Junior vs VKV PTC (12  noon), GHSS RGU Campus Doimukh vs Heri United FC (1.30pm), BN Colony FC vs  Vivek Vihar FC (2.30pm), VKV Itanagar FC vs Artrus FC (3.30 pm).