Pul hails Pema for resignation
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: Former Minister Kalikho Pul has hailed the resignation of Pema
Khandu as a minister in the Arunachal Pradesh Government.
Describing Pema's resignation as an unprecedented incident in the political history
of Arunachal Pradesh, Pul in press statement said that "Pema has demonstrated his
strong character and quality as a leader, who instead of becoming a "Yes Man" has
dared to challenge the misrule, corruption, anti-people and anti-development agendas
of the Chief Minister." "His resignation sends a strong message to all of us that
personal interest cannot be above the interest of the State and its people," Pul
"Everyone should learn from him that we should be ready or prepared ourselves to
sacrifice one's own interest, if the circumstances demand, for the larger interest
and greater good of the State," said the former minister.
Voters awareness rally at Roing
ROING, Oct 28: Around 400 people participated in a Rally organized by the District
Election Office, Lower Dibang Valley, in the Roing Township today morning as a part
of Systematic Voters’ Electoral Education Programme (SVEEP) activities to create
awareness on Special Summary Revision Programme which started on October one. The
rally was organized with the theme, “Greater participation for a stronger democracy.”
The rally was started from three different locations—Roing Welcome Gate, Mayu and
Eze Tower— at around 8am and culminated at Gandhi Park near Post Office.
Addressing the gathering, District Election Officer Ravi Dhawan called upon the participants,
who have attained the age of 18 years and above, to enroll themselves in the Electoral
Roll. He appealed to the people to avail the rights guaranteed under the Constitution
of India with a responsibility saying that every person has the right to exercise
his adult franchise. He called upon the people to cooperate with the Election Machinery
for preparing error free electoral rolls.
A Help Desk was put up near the Gandhi Park by the District Election Office facilitating
the people to collect forms and also for clarification of doubt, queries, if any.
AACS conducts spot visit
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: A team of Papum Pare district Unit of Arunachal .Anti Corruption
Sena (AACS-PPDU) headed by its president Techi Munna visited the construction site
of District Hospital Doimukh in its second phase of spot verification of various
ongoing and completed central and state sponsored schemes under Papum Pare district.
The team claimed to have found during their visit that the construction works of
the District Hospital has been stopped since last many days causing inordinate delay
in completion of the project.
The team cautioned the concern authority for such delay in construction of project
of public importance/facilities and urged the authority to early start the construction
The Sena team also urged the Speaker Nabam Rebia who is also the local MLA to look
into the matter seriously.
Later, the team visited Govt. Middle School Gumto where they found the school running
without proper infrastructure and facilities, including proper boundary or protection
wall for which the students as well as its staff of the school are facing great problem.
The Sena team strongly appealed to the authority concerned to look into the matter
and provide the school the required facilities immediately.
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: Dagyom Ango, Executive Engineer, PWD division, Changlang has died
at Dibrugarh today, informed Galo Welfare Society.
He was son of late Gumdak Ango of Biru village in West Siang district and was a soft
spoken, highly dedicated and sincere person, the GWS said.
GWS president Dr. Emi Rumi, on behalf of the society members, conveyed heartfelt
condolences to the bereaved family and prayed to almighty rest his soul in peace.
Clinical establishment asked to get compulsory registration
SEPPA, Oct 28: The District Registration Authority has directed all the clinical
establishments of East Kameng to get themselves registered under Clinical Establishment
Act (CEA) within a month.
A committee was formed for the purpose for verification of clinical establishment
at Seppa town in order to see whether all the clinical establishments operating at
Seppa town complied with the CEA. The inspection team led by District Co-Ordinator
(CEA) Ajay Dada found that three clinical establishments were running without registration.
The unregistered clinical establishments were asked to apply for provisional registration
within a month, failing which action will be initiated as per the provision of the
Forum appeals for empowerment
of Bameng ADC
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: Bameng Town People’s Forum (BTPF) in a five-point memorandum to
the Bameng MLA appealed him to take steps for delegation of more power including
the power of drawing and disbursing officer (DDO) to Bameng ADC for issuance of
ST and PRC certificates, trading and arm licences to the local people.
Demanding transfer of Govt staff of various departments from Bameng area who have
completed three years service period, the Forum sought personal intervention of the
MLA for establishment of SBI or Apex Bank branch at Bameng for convenience of local
The Forum also requested the MLA to take steps for completion of the Pakke to Bameng
PMGSY road work at the earliest and renovation of Govt quarters of various departments
to solve the accommodation problems.
MLA urged to address issues
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: The Hirik Hiru Students’ Union (HHSU), Kamba has in a release
today urged the 27th Liromoba Assembly Constituency MLA to initiate early steps to
address the various issues related to the education sector, health and infrastructure
etc, confronting the area.
The union claimed that the schools in Kamba are facing shortage of teachers and basic
infrastructural problems and sought early posting of teachers. Further, it stated
that Kamba PHC was upgraded to CHC long time back but the Health Centre has been
facing shortage of paramedical staffs.
Claiming that people in need of emergency medical assistance who do not get timely
assistance are often referred to the Aalo general Hospital causing much hardship
to the people, it further urged the DMO Aalo to post required medical and paramedical
staffs to the CHC Kamba to deliver quality health services.
The Union also appealed to all the authorities concerned for early initiation of
Kamba–Darak PMGSY road construction work and not to compromise on the quality of
Fishing, hunting banned
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: Expressing concern over the illegal activities like fishing, hunting
besides, exploitation of natural forest resources taking place in Ziro Valley, the
All Niichi Niitii Youth Organization (ANNYO) today prohibited the said activities
in Tarin, Gano, Hanoko, Puraya, Burial Ground, Hakhe Tari, Dillopolyang, Maniipolyang,
Pange, Talley Valley, Hong and Siiro village.
The organization further informed that violators will be imposed a fine of Rs. 50,000.
Health awareness camp by USFA
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: The United Students’ Federation of Aalo (USFA) in collaboration
with District Vector Borne Disease Control Society (DVBDCS) West Siang organized
a health awareness camp with special focus on vector borne diseases like dengue and
malaria at Pobdi Secondary School on October 27 and 28.
The medical camp was conducted under the supervision of Dr Marbom Basar, DMO Aalo
and supported by District Health Society.
Dr Marbi Riba (Ete), DMLO, Aalo General Hospital, Pegam Sora, AMO, Isen Rime, MI
and Tomar Kamum educated the villagers about the causes of the diseases and their
preventive measures. They advised the villagers to keep their surroundings clean
to keep vector borne and various other diseases at bay as well as to make the area
All the villagers and students under Paktu Ete Bango area attended the two days camp.
The program was conducted as a part of USFA’s routine program to impart the health
education to the people of Aalo area to make Aalo a disease free.
Union conducts career counseling prog
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: The executive members of Nyapin Nyobia Sangram Phassang Students’
Union (NNSPSU) has organized a career counseling cum orientation programme for
the students of Nyapin Nyobia Sangram Phassang areas studying at Dera Natung Government
College here to mark the 10th foundation day of the union recently.
Speaking on the occasion, Union president Tadar Lugu advised the students to devote
in their study and not to indulge in anti-social activities which may bring bad name
for them as well as the society.
Diseases in Mithun at Pipsorang
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: Diseases in Mithuns and Pigs are reportedly spreading in Pipsorang
area of Kra Daadi district.
The infectious disease has so far killed hundred of mithuns and pigs incurring heavy
losses to the owners, claimed Block Congress Seva Dal Chief Organizer Karsang Taniang.
The BCSD chief organizer has appealed to the veterinary department to send a team
of vets along with sufficient medicines to tackle the situation as soon as possible.
Joint tour conducted
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: A joint team of Galo Welfare Society (GWS) Galo Student Union
(GSU) and All Galo Youth Organisation (AGYO) visited East Siang, Lower Dibang Valley,
Lohit and Namsai district as part of its five-day tour which began on Oct 24 last.
The team visited many Galo inhabited villages during the tour like, Koyu under East
Siang, Roing, Bango and Loklung under Lower Dibang Valley, Jeko under Lohit, Kaba
and Jaipur under Namsai. The members also distributed relief items to the flood victims
of Loklung village under Lower Dibang Valley.
While addressing a meeting there, GWS Secretary General, Mokir Ori urged all to
maintain and preserve their age-old tradition and culture and to maintain cordial
relation with the people of other community for peaceful co-existence.
GSU President, Binya Ronya further advised the youths to give priority to their studies
to excel in life as they are the future of the society.
Yarns distributed to artisans under CMITPS
AALO, Oct 28: Altogether 670 artisans of West Siang district were distributed yarns
free of cost under Chief Minister’s Indigenous Textile Promotion Scheme in a function
held in the office premise of ADTH today.
Attending function West Siang Zilla Parishad Chairperson Yaman Bagra suggested the
department concerned to select good weavers of the district and encourage them through
incentives under this noble programme.
Deputy Director of Industries Gomar Angu and DIPRO Gijum Tali also stressed on skill
development and importance of self income generation methods under this programme.
Assistant Director of Textile & Handicraft Teresa Padu highlighted the innovative
packages under this flagship programme of the Chief Minister and exhorted all beneficiaries
to make best use of the available benefits under this programme. DIPRO
ASF places demands to ALA
ITANAGAR, Oct 27: Arunachal Students’ Federation (ASF) has placed an eight-point
charter of demands before the Arunachal Law Academy (ALA), Lekhi, which included
provision of optional paper, early declaration of results, proper library, amendment
of the existing promotion rule, introduction of system of re-evaluation of papers,
limited enrollment of students (60 in each semester as per the institution notification).
The Federation demanded the authority of the ALA to fulfill the demands within 15
days for the greater interest of the students of the institute or else ASF will launch
democratic movement against the institution.
Doimukh GHSS students secure 1st position
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: Tana Teti and Vivek Sahani both students of Government Higher
Secondary School, Doimukh secured 1st position while, Geethica Lal and Dani Kolyang
of VKV, Itanagar and Tam Tahu and Tok Gatung of Government Secondary School, Jote
stood 2nd and 3rd in the Papum Pare district level Governor Quiz Competition held
at the URC building Pedagogy Cell, at Naharlagun today.
While congratulating the winners, Yupia DDSE, T T Tara exhorted the students to keep
up with the tempo and learn more about national and international affairs. He also
emphasized the need to conduct more such competitions in future with larger participation
of students from the district.
BEO (Acad) Kime Tamo was also present on the occasion.
Karbak calls on Governor
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: Parliamentary Secretary, Food and Civil Supplies & Consumers Affairs
cum Chairman, Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Constructions Workers Welfare Board
(APB&OCWWB), Nyamar Karbak has met Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa
at Raj Bhavan here today and highlighted the activities of the Board for welfare
of registered workers in the state.
During 45 minutes interaction Karbak has briefed the functioning of the Board and
the beneficial schemes which have been implemented by the Board since its inception.
While appreciating the initiatives taken by the Workers’ Board, the Governor advised
Karbak to provide adequate welfare benefits to the workers and give special attention
to health and hygienic to the beneficiaries. The governor wished to see healthy
Arunachal Pradesh in days to come.
On invitation, the governor also expressed his willingness to attend the mega health
camp to be organized by the Board at Raj Bhavan Dispensary soon, according to an
Arunachal rejects SC verdict on
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: The think tank of Arunachal Pradesh today out rightly rejected
the Supreme Court's verdict on September 17 last directing the state government to
grant Indian Citizenship to the Chakma-Hajong refugees within three months and vowed
to fight the refugee issue tooth and nail.
Participating at a day-long symposium -- "Face To Face" on Chakma-Hajong Refugee
imbroglio held under the aegis of Arunachal Press Club (APC) here today, Chief Secretary
Ramesh Negi stated that on October 26 last, the state government filed a review petition
while Chief Minister Nabam Tuki discussed the issue with Prime Minister Narendra
Modi and Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh. The state government is against giving
free access without ILP to Chakamas and Hajongs, Negi added.
'Without hearing the state government's counsel who was absent on the day of hearing,
the Supreme Court passed the verdict, said Negi while impressing upon that state
government wants a permanent solution respecting the sentiments of the indigenous
people of the state.
Negi said that the state should have more consultation dialogues on any issue including
border issue or Chakma-Hajong issue to give tangible solution for the state. Informing
that the state government has already directed the DFOs to work out the encroached
forest areas of the refugees which are a gross violation, he said the Political Department
under state government has documented the numbers of their population and land allotted
Former Parliamentarian and former All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union President,
Takam Sanjoy alleged the successive central government of neglecting the sentiments
of the people in the frontier state. 'The refugees who want to stay in our house
instead of negotiating with the people of the state have adopted an unfair means
of launching missile through Supreme Court and other international bodies. This will
not be tolerated by the peace loving people of the state,' said Sanjoy.
Tracing the history of AAPSU's involvement in anti-refugee movement, the first President,
AAPSU and former Minister, Eken Riba said, 'In the early 1970s, these refugees were
peaceful, not violent as they are today. They were not a cause of concern. Also we
thought these refugees would return to their homeland.' 'It wasn't easy job to communicate
those days in that kind of topography and infrastructure, said Riba while emphasizing
that his team had apprised the then Chief Minister PK Thungon of the looming conflict
over the economic resource. Eken Riba while stating that the then leaders could not
do a proper study and follow up of the issue, said, "Arunachal Pradesh alone should
not be burden with refugees, the country has to share equally and whatever stand
the state government takes today, the views and stands should be made available in
the public domain."
Former legislator and former General Secretary, AAPSU, Larbin Nasi speaking on the
occasion said had there been will from government, issue could have been resolved
much earlier. He detailed out atrocities of the then state government on AAPSU activists.
'Many youngsters dedicated their lives fighting the issue and many sacrificed their
Noted academician and political scientist, Rajiv Gandhi University, Professor Nani
Bath warned the august gathering that Tibetan refugee issue is a bigger threat than
Chakma-Hajong refugees. 'Tibetan refugees are already controlling the economy in
twin capital city and strategic township of Bomdila and Township along Indo-China
border, said Professor Bath who is also a member, Core Committee of AAPSU on Chakma-Hajong
refugee issue. He categorically stated, AAPSU is not going to budge from the issue
under any pressure.
Dr Bath blamed the Congress both in Centre and State for not taking any tangible
step to solve the refugee issue during their regimes.
While sounding optimistic on the recently filed review petition by the state government,
former legal advisor to AAPSU and a member of MHA's Joint High Power Committee on
Chakma-Hajong refugee issue, TT Tara said, 'We should be optimistic for a positive
Earlier, in his Presidential address APC President Chopa Cheda said that the idea
for organizing the event is to provide a platform for a "Collective Consciousness"
on various burning issues confronting this peaceful state. Due to lack of proper
platform, various issues remain unresolved as collective voices of the people could
not be disseminated.
The event would serve as a platform for the people cutting across all barriers to
voice their concerns and for a collective consensus. We hope that this programme
shall go a long way in helping to find ways and means for an amicable solution to
the Chakma-Hajong imbroglio, Cheda added.
Stop misleading people on financial issue, pleads finance department
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: The State Government has taken exception to repeated misleading
reports in the media alleging of financial crisis and mismanagement of grants received
from the central government. The Finance Department today categorically denied all
such allegations and termed it as deplorable and against public interest.
"It has to be understood that from the current financial year, the old system of
fixing plan size and transfer of plan grants through Planning Commission has been
dispensed with. The grants are being devolved untied as share of central taxes as
per the recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission. The grants released to Arunachal
Pradesh by way of share of central taxes are not discretionary in nature. These are
statutory in nature and therefore these are rightful share of the state government
under the federal system of Indian Government," stated finance department in a release.
Further they stated that state government has been efficiently discharging its primary
expenditure responsibilities from the Arunachal's statutory share of central taxes
received, which include salary, wages, pension of government employees, development
activities including state flagship programmes like CM's Universal Health Insurance
Scheme, repayment of principal and interest of the debt availed, crediting 25 crores
per month in the consolidated sinking fund in RBI, power purchase and fiscal support
to running of State Transport System and state share of CSS schemes. During the current
financial year, the Finance Department has released more than one thousand crores
out of outstanding 1400 crores at the beginning of this financial year based on the
physical progress of works. These releases mainly pertain to contractors' due payments.
The department categorically clarified that the state has been discharging its primary
expenditure responsibilities and has sufficient cash balance reserves to meet the
future requirements. In fact, the cash balance reserves in the state's account as
on 27th October is 810.67 crores.
Governor calls for preservation of cultural heritage
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh JP Rajkhowa has emphasized on documentation,
research and preservation of cultural heritage, traditions and customs. He said the
good values of our culture should be revived and promoted, while obsolete ones should
be avoided. He added that indigenous religion which is part of their culture should
not be disturbed and may be allowed to practice. The Governor was speaking on the
occasion of premiere screening of the short animation film, 'Abotani', the first
tribal story from the Tani tribes of Arunachal Pradesh to be adapted for animation,
at Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills today. The Governor pointed that there are
26 major tribes and 110 sub-tribes in the State, but he is yet to have the lists
of all the sub-tribes. He called upon the literates and scholars to bring out the
list of the tribes as it will help in exploring their history, segregations, folklores
and ethnicity. It is important as it will help in identifying their distinct individuality
and uniqueness and cultural diversity of the State, he said.
While lauding the Adivasi Arts Trust, London, the Department of Mass Communication,
Rajiv Gandhi University, and Centre for Cultural Research & Documentation, for the
project, the governor said that such animation projects on folklores, culture and
traditions will go a long way in preservation of tribal cultural heritage. He added
that these animated characters are best way to educate the younger generation.
More than 200 tribes of the world have been lost and their culture and tradition
got extinct, the Governor said stressed that no tribe, culture, language, folklore,
dances and traditions must be lost, He called upon more social and Non Governmental
Organisations to work for preservation of the cultural heritage.
The Governor exhorted the students of Mass Communication, RGU to shoulder the responsibility
to carry out more documentation and research in the area of folk culture in collaboration
with Adivasi Arts Trust, Lalit Kala Akademi, Centre for Cultural Research & Documentation
and other parallel organisations and bodies.
Former Chairman, Lalit Kala Akademi, Dr. K. K. Chakraborty, while highlighting the
importance of animal film, said that such endeavour will help in reviving and bringing
out of tales and folklores of the tribal communities and also draw attention to diversity
of tribal culture.
Vice Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University, Prof. Tamo Mibang, who also spoke on
the occasion, said that such project will not only help in preservation of folklores
and folktales but also provide a international audience. As Abotani was our great
ancestor, the release of the film was a very happy occasion, Mibang said and emphasised
on the use of animation as a tool for educating the young mind, especially children
who are inclining to this medium of communication. He expressed that starting the
certificate course in graphics and animation in the University is the key to empower
such form of communication.
Introducing the animated film to the curious and enthusiastic audience, Secretary,
Adivasi Arts Trust, London, Tara Doughlas gave an in-depth presentation of the process
of making the film. She informed that a three-week long Animation Workshop was conducted
in RGU, Doimukh in January 2013. It was first such workshop to take place in the
remote state of Arunachal Pradesh. It will provide local participants from the tribes
of the State unique opportunity and environment to explore their own cultural heritage
for stories and artistic inspiration for a short animation film to represent the
vast north eastern state in a collection of animated tribal folktales, Tales of the
Tribes. Most of the films in the collection focus on the northeast region, with other
stories from Sikkim, Nagaland and Manipur. Tribal folktales from Arunachal Pradesh
were documented from Dr Verrier Elwin's two books, Myths of the Northeast Frontier
of India and A New Book of Tribal Fiction.
Douglas said that the film aims to sustain the indigenous narrative, self expression
and strengthen diversity.
The First Lady of the State Rita Rajkhowa, Co-Producer of Abotani Animated Film,
Paolo Polesello, Chairperson, Centre for Cultural Research & Documentation, Naharlagun,
Minoti Riba, RGU Registrar, Prof. Rachob Taba, and a large numbers of distinguished
guests and invitees attend the premiere screening.
In tune with the screening of the film based on tribal folklore, a fusion folk musical
band, 'The Star Song Project' of Hage Chobin, Marbom Mara, Nikon Tana gave some fusion
numbers in Apatani, Galo and Nyshi songs respectively with Eken Taba in Guiter and
Prakash Thapa in percussion. (PRO, Raj Bhavan)
JACAP reiterates demand for CM's resignation
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: Joint Action Committee Arunachal Pradesh (JACAP) has reiterated
its demand for resignation of Chief Minister on moral ground claiming that CM has
lost the confidence of the Congress legislatures and therefore has no legitimacy
to remain as chief minister of the state.
While referring to the press statement of the APYC seeking disciplinary action against
all the absentee and non-performing party legislators, the JACAP said that the news
item has officially confirmed existence of serious rift within ruling Congress party.
Terming the APYC's appeal for disciplinary actions as ridiculous, JACAP said "It
is not understood what more disciplinary actions the APYC contemplate as those MLAs
who were either Ministers or parliamentary secretaries, disputing the leadership
of present chief minister Nabam Tuki have already been sacked from their posts."
JACAP also termed the ACR statement which speaks of delegating the powers of an elected
MLA to a committee or the Panchayati Raj institutions as uncalled for. The JACAP
said "ACR should have been more careful in making statement, which is insult to the
democratic institution and derogatory to the very provisions enshrined in the constitution
of the country."
Earlier, ACR had stated that if the MLAs do not turn up in their own home constituencies,
fail to attend public grievances or are unable to deliver developmental activities
then they should allow the State Government to constitute a Developmental Committee
to oversee their respective constituencies. Otherwise they should allocate all their
powers to the Panchayati Raj to oversee timely implementation of various developmental
ASSU serves ultimatum to Govt, threatens
to launch agitations
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: Miffed with alleged lackadaisical attitude shown by the authority
over its various issues concerning Sagalee town and its adjoining area, All Sagalee
Students' Union (ASSU) today served 30 days ultimatum to state government to fulfill
their demands, failing which it threatens to launch a series of democratic movement
against the government. ASSU President Tana Nagu informed this in a press conference
held here today.
Addressing the media persons, Nagu lamented that despite repeated pleas for the immediate
activation and functional BSNL BTH tower at Meb village, establishment of fire station
at Sagalee town and introduction of Commerce stream at Government Higher Secondary
School Sagalee and posting of subject teachers in the schools in Sagalee area, the
authority is yet to pay heed.
"Despite repeated memorandums, the authority is not taking our issues seriously,
so we do not have choice but resort democratic means of protest" said Nagu.
The union has submitted its ultimatum copy to Chief Secretary yesterday. On being
asked for the timing of their movement against current Chief Minister NabamTuki who
is also local MLA of Sagalee area, ASSU alleged that CM has failed to serve its own
constituency people saying at least road communication should be kept in top priority
"We have nothing to do with any political situation of the state, our concern is
to raise issue for the welfare of students community and the public" added ASSU president
while clarifying that union is not politically motivated nor associated with any
On its demand for introduction of fire station at Sagalee town, the union justified
that entire Sagalee sub-division doesn't have fire station resulting many fire accidents
whose impact was far reaching.
The union also came heavily on Panchayat leaders of its areas, saying that PR leaders
do not bothered by the problems being faced by the people in their area. Further
it strongly opposed the proposed construction of Indoor stadium at the GHSS ground
Sagalee. It appealed to the Chief Secretary to order a high level inquiry into an
alleged scheme for construction of an outdoor stadium at school compound.
Sending strong message to executing and implementing agencies, the union threatened
that it will not allow any structure near the school premises.
‘Difficult’ Chyangtajo shows the way
[ Taba Ajum ]
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: At a time when development has taken a back seat across the state,
it is remote Chyangtajo town which is showing the way to the rest of the state in
how to properly implement the developmental schemes.
Surrounded by stunning Lal Ane and Kra Daadi mountain ranges, Chyangtajo town is
witnessing silent development revolution under the guidance of Additional Deputy
Commissioner (ADC) Ashok Tajo.
Often in the past, Chyangtajo had been in the news for all the wrong reasons and
was considered the most backward region of East Kameng district. But situation is
changing and for good. Public Works Department (PWD) is carrying out widening and
carpeting of Chyangtajo town road. "Altogether 3.5 kilometer road which passes through
the heart of the town is being widened. Also, we are constructing 7 km ring road.
All these projects are being implemented to improve living standards of the town,"
said Er. Achung Bagang, AE, PWD.
Interestingly, not a single penny was paid as compensation to those whose land was
utilized for widening of road. "Several meeting was conducted with the local public
in this regard. Local MLA Karya Bagang also played an important role in convincing
the public. We are planning to finish the road widening project as soon as possible,"
said ADC Ashok Tajo, who is a native of Chyangtajo town.
Further he added, "We are trying hard to make Chyangtajo as an education hub of the
East Kameng district. Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya (VKV) will start functioning from
next July. We are talking to few prominent NGOs and some of them have agreed to open
schools in the immediate future. The construction work for government Polytechnic
institute is going on smoothly. If we add these with the existing schools like Kasturba
Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) and government run schools, we see a ray of hope."
Ashok also stated that State Bank of India's branch will start functioning from coming
December. "Everyone is aware that Chyangtajo is one of the most beautiful places
of Arunachal. So, we are taking various steps to attract tourists and we are serious
about it. The condition of Seppa- Chyangtajo road has improved over the years and
hopefully, it will get better. A newly constructed tourist lodge and circuit house
is functioning at the moment. There is also plan to upgrade the existing Inspection
Bungalow. Due to modern education, the locals have also started to realize and are
playing an important role in changing the face of Chyangtajo," said the ADC.
The Army and Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) are also planning to set up a base
in Chyangtajo constituency. ITBP will establish three outposts in Sawa circle and
another one at Tajo. On his part, the ADC credited local MLA Karya Bagang for showing
the path of development to the people of area. "Local MLA has whole-heartedly supported
our every initiative. She always comes up with interesting suggestions for betterment
of area. The support of East Kameng Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Kumar and most importantly
that of the people of Chyangtajo is our source of strength," said ADC Ashok Tajo.
He also informed that soon he will visit other circles of Chyangtajo constituency
and will submit report of his finding to the local MLA for further action. Further
he also acknowledged that still there are plenty of problems which need to be addressed
in coming days.
The people of Chyangtajo are trying hard to shed the tag of being a 'difficult place'
and are warmly embracing the development. Hopefully, the story of Chyangtajo will
inspire rest of the Arunachal.
NE inter-state Badminton C’ship
Arunachal begins campaign on mixed note
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: Arunachal Pradesh started their North East Zonal Inter-state Badminton
Championship on a mixed note with junior team registering victory in the opening
day of the event at Imphal, Manipur today.
The Arunachal Junior team posted a facile 3-0 win over Mizoram in the state-wise
team event in the day.
Laa Talar won the first match for the state beating Steven of Mizoram 21-6, 21-19
(1-0) in Boys single while Pinki Karki beat Tetai 21-4, 21-13 in the second match
in Girls single.
Laa Talar and Jokom Ribya beat the pair of Esha and Jone 21-4 and 21-19 (3-0) in
Boys double in the third match to take the team to the second round. On the other
hand, the senior team went down fighting 1-3 to host Manipur in the best of five
Talar won the first match for the state beating Anil Kumar of Manipur in straight
21-17 and 21-15 sets in men's single. However, the state lost their women's single,
men's double and women's double matches.
In the second match, Laa Yajum went down fighting 22-20, 12-21 and 21-23 in three
sets to Angita in women's single.
In the third match, Jokom Rebya partnering with Akshay Raito lost 11-21, 17-21 to
their opponents in men's double.
In the fourth match, Pinky Karki pairing with Laa Yajum lost 19-21, 21-18, 14-21
in women's double.
Sitang Pot-wa celebrated
[ Chow Bilaseng Namchoom ]
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: Theravada Buddhists celebrated Sitang Pot-wa with traditional fervor
and gaiety at Theravada Buddha Vihara here today.
Sitang Pot-wa, in Tai Khampti, means, “End of the Rains Retreat”. It is the day that
marks the end of the Buddhists three month retreat during the rainy season.
The head monk of Theravada Buddha Vihara, Bhikkhu Ratnadiip dwelt in length on the
significance of celebration of Sitang Pot-wa and said that observances of such festival
helps foster fraternity and mutual understanding between the Sangha and Lay community.
Citing a verse from Dhammapada the second book of the Khuddaka Nikaya of the Suttanta
Pitaka, the Bhikkhu spoke on how the verses of Buddha exhorts one to achieve that
greatest of all conquests, the conquest of self; to escape from the evils of passion,
hatred and ignorance; and to strive hard to attain freedom from craving and freedom
from the round of rebirths.
Before concluding his discourse, Bhikkhu Ratnadiip read out a summary of “The story
of Theri Khema”, Verse 347 of the Dhammapada stories which contains a total of 305
stories to the devotees for their better understanding of the Dhammapada.
Earlier, Lay devotees donated and offered Petesa (Celestial tree), Lik from the Tripitika
volumes (Tai scriptures), Sangkaan (Monk robes) and other essential commodities to
the Sangha (monks) besides offering food to the monks and taking the Five Precepts
and listening to a Dharma talk.
Sitang Pot-wa was also celebrated enthusiastically in Namsai, Changlang and other
districts where Theravada Buddhist resides.
Research work of Arunachalee scholar appears in international journal
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: The research work of Yana Bagbi of Upper Subansiri district and
Ph.D research scholar in the department of Physics of North Eastern Regional Institute
of Science and Technology, (NERIST) was published in “International Journal ofBbiological
Macromolecules” in science direct, United States of America, (edition 26th October
Yana is daughter of Pakjam Bagbia and Late Yadam Bagbi from Upper Subansiri District.
Yana did a breakthrough research study in collaboration with Jawaharlal Nehru University
(JNU) New Delhi, relating to the “Detection of vibrio cholera bacteria by using
nanostructured zirconium oxide and gelatin - a by electrochemical techniques”.
Yana is the first lady from the state, whose research work has been published in
one of the most reputed international science journal where many eminent research
scholars’ works are being published.
In her research work she reported an studies relating to the fabrication of a nanocomposite
comprising of sol-gel derived inorganic zirconium oxide nanoparticles(ZrO2 NPs) and
organic biopolymer gelatin A (GA) deposited onto indium-tin-oxide (ITO) coated glass
substrate by drop casting method. This GA-ZrO2/ITO electrode was used for immobilization
of monoclonal antibodies (Ab) against Vibrio cholerae (Vc) and bovine serum albumin
(BSA) for Vibrio cholerae detectionusing electrochemical techniques. The structural
and morphological studies of ZrO2 NPs, GA-ZrO2/ITO electrode and BSA/Ab/GA-ZrO2/ITO
immunosensor were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy
(SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR)
spectroscopy and Dynamic light scattering (DLS) techniques. The average crystalline
size of ZrO2 NPs was obtained as 10.3 ±1 nm from XRD measurement and hydrodynamic
radius obtained as 72 nm by DLS measurement.The electrochemical response studies
of the fabricated BSA/Ab/GA-ZrO2/ITO immunosensor exhibit good linearity in the range
of 50–400 ng mL-1, low limit of detection of 0.74 ng/mL, sensitivity as 0.03 &!/ng
mL-1cm”2 and reproducibility more than 10 times. GA-ZrO2 nanocompositeprovide a porous
structure which assists to higher loading of Ab on the matrix surface that improved
the biosensing properties.
Vibrio cholerae(Vc)is a gram-negative bacterium, highly pathogenic that exists in
contaminated areas and is responsible for severe epidemic gastrointestinal disease,
which creates a serious health problem for humans. During infection, V. cholerae secretes the
cholera toxin, which is an enter toxin protein that is known to be a causative agent
of diarrhea and acidosis in humans with high lethality. V. cholerae has become a
very important target in biological detection, thus there is an increasing demand
for the availability of a rapid, sensitive and an effective analytical tool for the
detection or determination of V. cholerae.Among the various methods available for
measurement of V. cholera, biosensing techniques are comparatively simpler and more
sensitive, rapid, and specific. The proposed biosensor could performed a better analytical
performance, such as wide detection range, the lower detection limit, higher loading,
more simpler operation and better storage stability for electrochemical detection
of Vibrio choleraedue to the incorporation of ZrO2 into the GA matrix to form well-distributed
porous three-dimensional structure in which antibodies could be effectively entrapped
onto the electrode surface and provide improved biosensing properties and bioactivity.
To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time a GA-ZrO2 nanocomposite based
immunosensor for pathogen detection (V. cholerae) based on electrochemical techniques
has been reported.
Herein, she demonstrated an electrochemical biosensor platform based on GA-ZrO2 nanocomposite
deposited onto indium tin oxide (ITO) glass by the drop casting method for the immobilization
of monoclonal antibodies specific to the Vibrio cholerae as model biomolecules for
Vibrio cholerae detection.
Lohit gears up for Tang Memorial Football Tournament
TEZU, Oct 28: Lohit district administration is making all out efforts to make the
14th Tada Tang Memorial State Level Football Tournament as grand success. The tournament
will begin here from November 2 .
We are leaving no stone unturned to make the event a grand success, Deputy Commissioner
Tamiyo Tatatk said in a review meeting at his Conference Hall, here, today. The DC
has asked everyone, including various organizations, NGOs, public, officers and officials
to contribute their share for successful conduct of the event.
Tezu has shouldered this opportunity to host the prestigious football tournament
for the first time. This opportunity of today will go down in the history of Tezu
and therefore, we should be able to deliver our best so that every player will cherish
their stay in Tezu, he said.
“Let us show them our hospitality by showing our best etiquettes, by providing them
with clean and hygienic stay,” he said.
He emphasized on every department and committee to take care of all small things
for smooth conduct of the event. Let us all help in making this event a memorable
one, he said.
In the meantime, he appealed for some contribution from all the private establishments
in Tezu as a part of their corporate social responsibility in the successful conduct
of tournament. Their contribution in any form will be accepted, he said.
As per the latest record, 17 teams from different districts have confirmed their
participation in the tournament.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki is likely to attend the inauguration day of the tournament.
An entry fee of Rs. 20 has been fixed for the spectators per head. Organizing Committees
and members and media will however be exempted from the entry fees. The fees will
be charged from the quarter final match, reported the District Sports Officer.
Superintendent of Police Ved Prakash Surya highlighted on the security arrangements.
He informed that special arrangements have been finalized for adequate security in
the headquarters. Adequate forces will be deployed in the headquarters, he told.
There is likely that a Peace Committee may be formed to monitor peace and tranquility
amongst the team members. The Peace Committee will tackle any dispute or petty quarrels
within the team members or amongst teams amicably.
Earlier, a meeting on law and order was called by the Deputy Commissioner Tamiyo
Tatak, today at his Office Chamber. He briefed the law and order situation of the
district and hoped that no untoward incident will occur during the tournament. He
asked all the administrative officers and police to make themselves prepared for
any law and order issue. DIPRO