September 21

19th Vishwakarma Football Running Trophy

Jiyo Aur Jinedo FC to meet Abu Nigla FC in final

ITANAGAR, Sept 20:  Jiyo Aur Jinedo FC beat Sartam Brothers FC by solitary goal to set up title clash against Abu Nigla FC in the 19th Vishwakarma Football Running Trophy at KV No 2 playground here today.

The all important goal was scored by Tarh Rajkumar in the last minute.

The final match will be played on September 22.

The tournament is sponsored by Bamang Taji, President, ANYA, Biri Tugdo, Counciler Ward No.1, Ha Tatu, owner of Kenge Construction, Bamang Aman, ASM 1Bat panchayat, Tagru Punung,MD Pub the Blues, Tadar Niglar, President, AYC, Takam Tayum, finance secy, ANSU, P. Jamoh, President, Mahila Morcha, BJP and Kej Gama, social worker, according to organizing committee.


Giogi Taya Memorial Football Tournament, 2013

Bondhu FC, Tagung Neri reach quarters

ITANAGAR, Sept 20: Bondhu FC beat Lokam Brothers FC 2-0 to enter the quarterfinal of the 2nd State Level Giogi Taya Memorial Football Tournament 2013 at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today.

Max Sonate and Tom Lomtung scored in 44 and 74 minute respectively for the winning team.

The second match of the day was played between Tagung Neri FC and ‘E’ Sector team in which the former defeated the latter by 2-1 goal in extra time.

The match was taken to extra time after both the teams were tied 1-1 in regulation time.

Tarh Bhai, captain of E sector, struck in 33 minute to give his team 1-0 lead in the first half. However, it was equalized by Gakir Dulum of Tagung Neri FC in 44th minute.  Dulum again scored in 91.17 minutes of the extra time to book the team’s place in the quarterfinal.

Today’s matches:

1. Pungrung laying FC vs Lungkung Ragia FC

2. Doimukh FC vs Tatung Sporting Club.


Regional sports meet of KVs begins at SLSA

ITANAGAR, Sept 20: The 44th Regional Sports Meet (Boxing) of Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVS) began at Sange Lhaden Sports Academy (SLSA), Chimpu near here today organized by KV No. 2 Itanagar.

Inaugurating the sports meet, Sports and Youth Affairs Director DK Dinglow threw light on the importance of games and sports in human life.

Student boxers from various KVs of Tinsukia region, including two KVs of Itanagar (KV No 1 & KV No. 2), KVs of Tezu, Gerukamukh, Missamari and KVAFS, Jorhat are participating in the competitions in various weight categories (U-14, U-17, U-10).


Mass social service

ITANAGAR, Sept 20: A mass social service was conducted to repair the village road under the guidance of the GPM of 38th Amba-II Gram Segment under Doimukh Panchayat.

Village elder Yab Basu and ZPM Tana Yayo have extended full cooperation to the social service. All the panchayat leaders of Doimukh and public of Amba –II village actively participated in the social service.


Decision to re-conduct Maths exam

ITANAGAR, Sep 20: Taking the cognizance of the printing error which cropped in the mathematics paper of class IX (Nine) AISSCE (INTERNAL) examination 2013 held on 18th September,  the department of Education has decided to re-conduct the examination (SA -I) of mathematics for class IX in the month of October with 15 days of prior intimation. Informing this Likha Tejji under secretary education also directed all concern head of schools to inform all those students accordingly to avoid any confusion.


Tongam shooting case Achung’s judicial custody extended

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Sept 20: The District & Session Judge, West Session Division, Yupia today extended till October 24, the judicial remand of Yumlam Achung, the alleged main accused and two of his accomplices, Ajit Pegu and Raju Gurung of the Tongam Rina shooting case.

The trio lodged in the District Jail, Jully here, was produced before the court today.

The absconding Achung had surrendered on September 12 before the court who was then sent to seven days remand.

The case has already been submitted into charge sheet vide CS no. 168/2013 in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Capital Complex, Itanagar on July 10 last.


U-19 National Football Tournament

Arunachal thrash Rajasthan 8-0

ITANAGAR, Sept 20: Arunachal Pradesh opened their U-19 National Football Tournament campaign with a thumping victory over Rajasthan at steel city Bokaro, Jharkhand today.

The Arunachal colts literally toyed with the Rajasthan boys and throughout the match and drubbed them 8-0.

The team ttok the lead in very first minute through goal from Techi Tatra.The team was leading 4-0 in the first half with goal from Tadar (21 min), Pura Byai (35 min) and Roshan Ramching (42 min).

Byai scored the fifth goal in 52 minutes (5-0) before Pani Kunna and Taba Taram added two more goals in 78 and 86 minutes (7-0).  Byai completed his hattric by scoring in added time in 91 minute, according to Arunachal Pradesh Football Association.


BJP demands minister’s resignation

ITANAGAR, Sept 20:  Alleging massive scandal in distribution of ‘Atta, Wheat and Sugar’ by the Department of Food and Civil Supply, the State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded immediate resignation of the Minister for Food and Civil Supply, GoAP and get the matter investigated by CBI.

Citing CAG reports (of 2009, 2010 and 2011), the party alleged that a massive quantity of ‘Atta, Wheat and Sugar’ was diverted depriving the common and needy beneficiaries across the state.

The party also flayed the Minister (in-charge) concerned for maintaining a stoic silence over the entire episode despite the alleged large scale irregularity and failing to handle the affairs of the department.


ATMA conducts training for farmers

ITANAGAR, Sept 20:  Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA), Tawang concluded a training programme for the farmers at Surbi village of Tawang block today.

Agriculture development officer and training in-charge KB Kayastha explained the farmers in details about different aspects of organic farming while Entomologist T Chhonjin spoke on integrated pest management.

Subject matter specialist in fishery BK Kakati of KVK Tawang delivered a lecture on paddy –cum- fish culture.

Sangey Dorjee, Gaonburah of Surbi village exhorted the farmers to adopt scientific cultivation practices for enhancing farm income.

In total, 33 farmers and farm women attended the training.


AAPPTF submits memo to CS

ITANAGAR, Sept 20: All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) has urged the Chief Secretary to ban conduct of election/selection of federal unit of AAPPTF by any individual or group and also donation collection in cash or kind without approval of the president and executive members of AAPPTF.

“Any work or issue related to AAPPTF should not be entertained by the district administration and district transport officers of the entire state without prior permission from president and central executive member of AAPPTF,” said AAPPTF in a memorandum to the Chief Secretary.

The memorandum also urged the CS to direct respective district administrations to provide proper parking places in all the district headquarters, conduct RTA meeting involving AAPPTF executive members once in a year to review the grievance faced by the commuters, drivers, owner of vehicle and general public in the district headquarters at the earliest.

Meanwhile, AAPPTF Executive body is going to conduct a tour of district headquarters to take first hand knowledge about various grievance/problems faced by the vehicle owners, drivers, commuters and general public.


ICDWA lauds eviction drive

ITANAGAR, Sep 20: The Itanagar City Development Welfare Association (ICDWA) has appealed to every likeminded citizen, student organizations, civil societies and NGOs to not to interfere in the eviction drive being taken up by capital administration. Hailing the effort of ADM Talo Potom, the association in a release stated everyone should cooperate with the process to make capital better place to live.

ICDWA has also called upon people to look beyond individual benefit and selfish motive so as to ensure that eviction drive is carried out without any hassle.


Training on NCSC

ITANAGAR, Sept 20: The Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science & Technology (APSCS&T) is organizing a State Level Resource Persons Training Workshop on National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC)-2013 tomorrow.

It is aimed at sensitizing science teachers of the various districts on the focal theme ‘Energy: Explore, Harness and Conserve’ and training them for organizing activities in their respective districts.


Pakjar Taipodia appointed as national referee

ITANAGAR, Sept 20:  The Indian Arm Sport (Wrestling) Federation in its general executive body meeting held at Kolkata recently had appointed Pakjar Taipodia as national referee. The veteran Arm wrestler from the state had brought many laurels to the state by winning six gold medals in National Championship and silver medal in II-Asia Pacific and Bronze Medal in Inter National Championship. She is also recipient of several awards.


Association seeks minister’s intervention

ITANAGAR, Sept 20:  The All Arunachal Pradesh Entrepreneurship Development Association (AAPEDA) today sought the state Industries Minister’s intervention to give clear direction to the deputy commissioner Capital Complex to forward their project on National Mission of Food Processing, government of India, to the state level selection board (the director of industries).  

AAPEDA claimed that it has already undergone personal interview at DC chamber on July 24 and 2nd August last. It further claimed that in spite of declaring the result of interview; the DC Capital Complex is calling another interview on 30 Sept next with video coverage, which association said, is not under the guidelines. Serving two days ultimatum to DC Capital Complex, association threatened to go on democratic movement against authority if it fails to address their grievances.


PR leaders urge for girl’s school at Namsing

ITANAGAR, Sept 20: ZPM Monggu Banggo, Borguli, Kayem Tayeng and ASM Chairperson, Monggu Banggo Anchal Block, Kiyit, Kaki Ratan has urged for sanctioning of 100 capacity Girls Residential school at Namsing Village in the current financial supplementary budget 2013-14.

In a letter submitted to the State Project Director, it said Namsing being an educationally backward area in the entire Mebo Sub-Division which also counted among the sensitive areas being interstate boundary with Assam suffers from serious communication bottleneck. Poor villagers can neither come to the mainstream, nor can they send their children outside the village.

Our earlier proposal for the same was rejected by the state level education committee, it said expressing disappointment.


Unions asks for judicious disbursement of compensation

ITANAGAR, Sept 20: The All Pakke Kessang Pijeriang Dissing-Passo Seijosa Students Union (APPDSSU) has requested East Kameng DC and LRSO for judicious disbursement of compensation payment to the Trans Arunachal Highway land affected people.

Warning of viewing misconducts in the payment seriously, it further requested the people of the area to maintain peace and tranquility for better development of the state.

Meanwhile,  the Taroyar Village Development Committee has also appealed  to the  district administration to pay compensation to the Trans-Arunachal Highway Land affected people in their area.


IMWA restricts donation within its jurisdiction

ITANAGAR, Sept 20: The Itanagar Market Welfare Association (IMWA) has ordered that any kind of donations will not be tolerated within its jurisdiction.

In a release, while saying that some people are still practicing it despite the fact that state government has banned it, it requested the Capital Administration for its restriction.

Meanwhile, the association also requested the administration to continue eviction drive along NH 52A without any interruption.


Coordination meeting held

ITANAGAR, Sept 20:  With objectives to discuss proper implementation of flagship programme  of central Govt such as CSS, MGNREGA, the coordination meeting of Bankers, PRIs and block functionaries of Doimukh CD block was held today at Panchayat Hall Doimukh. The various problems related to implementation of the flagship programme were discussed thoroughly during the meeting. The branch managers of the bankers gave their assurances for cent percent cooperation, a release added.


Training for in-service teachers

CHANGLANG, Sept 20: Trainings for in-service teachers on development of communicative competence in language and training cum workshop for developing low cost teaching aids for Mathematics and Science at elementary level were held at DIET Changlang recently.

Attending inaugural function, MC Roy, ADC suggested the teachers to update their knowledge and skills to enhance their competence to meet current educational standards.

DDSE H Loyi appealed to the teachers to discharge duty sincerely and live upto the society’s expectation.

SK Dey, Programme Coordinator highlighted the aims and objectives of the programme.

CS Singpho, Principal Govt. Hr. Sec. School Changlang and K Zongsam, Principal, DIET Changlang also attended the inaugural function. DIPRO


Coordination meet

AALO, Sept 20: In an effort to rationalize, assess and overcome the shortage of staff in health and education sector under Likabali subdivision, a meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Jumkar Karbi, in charge SDO Likabali recently.

Explaining the needs to place the genuine needs and practical problems, Karbi said that education and health are the two important sectors that transform our society. He appealed to the teachers, doctors and officials of the two important

departments to discharge their duties sincerely and with dedication.

The Principals, Doctors of various schools, PHC & CHCs and sub-centre highlighted the various problems face d by them including staff shortage of teachers and medical staff.


Basic computer training for ministerial staff

KHONSA, Sept 20: A two-week basic computer training for the ministerial staff of all the government departments in Khonsa was held  at Khonsa NIC beginning from 19 August. Tirap Deputy Commissioner Kamlesh Kumar Joshi said on the day of commencement of the training that the old practice of using type writing machine would be replaced by computer.  He said that it has been made mandatory for all the government departments to use only computer for which a training was of paramount importance. The computer training was imparted by Ajay Kumar Singh, DIO, NIC and his staff.

The test was conducted on 16th September to assess the performance of the trainees. There were both practical and theoretical test which was directly supervised by the Deputy Commissioner. The DC said that the performance of the employees after evaluating the test result will be reflected in the ACR of the employees. DIPRO


CAWA mourns death of  member

ITANAGAR, Sep 20: The Chem Abu Welfare Society (CAWA) mourned the demise of Yakum Tayam, an active woman activist and wife of its education secretary Sunny Tayam, who breathed her last at Dispur Hospital, Guwahati on Sept 17 after a prolonged illness.

Besides her husband, she left behind two sons and three daughters. The Society members conveyed their heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.

The Barah-Tayam Capital Complex Youth Welfare Association has also condoled the death of Yakum Tayam and prayed for eternal peace of her departed soul.



Late R P Singh had joined the Forest Department as Forest Ranger in 1985. The year of joining was wrongly mentioned as 1958 in place of 1985 in a news item published in this daily on Sept  20 (Page-5). The inadvertent error is regretted.  


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11th session of fifth Legislative Assembly begins

Assembly pays rich tributes to departed leaders

ITANAGAR, Sept 20: The eleventh session of the Arunachal Pradesh Fifth Legislative Assembly began at Naharlagun today.

On the first day of the four days long sitting, the Assembly paid rich tributes to its former members of the Assembly - late Jomin Tayeng, late Lobsang Tsering, late Donglo Sonam, late Niani Natung and late Wangnia Pongte, who passed way during this year.

While making obituary reference, Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong said the contributions of late Jomin Tayeng as abled administrator and  member of  the Legislative Assembly will always be a source of inspiration  for  the members  and the people of state as a whole.

A bureaucrat par excellence-turned politician Jomin Tayeng passed way after prolonged illness on May 7 last at Guwahati. Born on Feb 1, 1944, late Jomin Tayeng was the first IAS officer of the state and got elected to the fifth Legislative Assembly from Dambuk.

Paying rich tribute to late Lobsang Tsering, a member of the first Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly from West Kameng district, the Speaker said   in his demise Arunachal Pradesh lost an abled Parliamentarian. Late Lobsang Tsering was elected to the first Legislative Assembly of the State in March, 1990. He was Member of Estimate Committee since 1990, became Member of Library Committee and Committee on Government Assurances since 1991. Late Lobsang Tsering died on July 14 at the age of 71 at his native village Dirang.

Recalling the contributions of former Bameng MLA late Donglo Sonam, who died after prolonged illness at R.K Mission Hospital, Itanagar  on April 11 last, the Speaker said, late Sonam was a die-hard social worker and pioneer of social development.

The Speaker also fondly remembered the immense contributions of former ministers Late Niani Natung and  late Wangnia Pongte. Former Minister and senior Congress leader Niani Natung breathed her last at a private hospital, Guwahati on August 31  morning.  Wangnia Pongte died in a road accident at Dhemaji in neighbouring Assam on June 15 last.

Late Jomin Tayeng was a perfect people’s representative and a first generation administrator, said Chief Minister Nabam Tuki while paying rich tribute to Late Tayeng.  Recalling his contributions, the Chief Minister said   he was instrumental in suggesting the then state chief minister to write to the Govt of India in making the tribal job reservation quota raised from 15 to 80 percent. He was also the first Director of Industries of Arunachal Pradesh. During his tenure, the Industries Department was made a major Department.  “His name will be written in golden letters in the history of Arunachal Pradesh. His contributions and  administrative capability will  continue to inspire the people of the state.”

Recalling the immense contribution of late Lobsang Tsering, the Chief Minister said Late L Tsering  was a seasoned politician and a social worker.

Describing late Donglo Sonam as one of the architects of modern Seppa,   Tuki  said  he was an active social worker, who dedicated his life in the service of the people. He was also former Chairman of East Kameng Social Welfare and Cultural Organization . Paying rich tribute to late Niani Natung, the Chief Minister said  that late Natung was  prominent political leader and social worker. She was first woman minister from the Nyishi community  who  worked for the welfare of the women  and downtrodden people.

Late Wangnia Pongte was a born leader, prominent social worker and a politician par excellence, said Tuki while recalling the contributions of Late Pongte.  Late Pongte  fought for the development of Tutsa community and the state as a whole.

The members of the House including Laeta Umbrey, Tamiyo Taga, Phosum Khimhun, T. N Thongdok, C.T Mein, Bosiram Siram, Setong Sena and Kumar Waii also  recalled the  contributions of late leaders of the house and paid rich tributes.  The house also observed two minutes silence as a mark of respect to the departed souls. Later the House was adjourned  for the day after obituary reference.



Public hearing for Simang-I and Simang-II Hydro projects

PASIGHAT, Sept 20: “This will be a historical and significant day towards building Arunachal Pradesh as a power house of the nation as envisioned by the policy makers of the state”, said Nidhi Srivastava, Deputy Commissioner East Siang on the occasion of public hearing for environmental clearance for Simang-I and Simang-II Hydro Electric Project at Pareng and Rengo villages.

While appreciating the positive responses of the people she said  the onus lies with the people of Arunachal Pradesh to decide the faith of the future generation.  She welcomed the terms and conditions demanded by the locals and assured that this will be forwarded to the Govt with utmost sincerity and all transparency will be maintained.

Decisions will be taken as per laid down rules of the govt. The district administration is the facilitator of clearing all doubts and apprehensions and is responsible for safeguarding the interest of the people.  The DC also assured for safety and security of the locals. She wanted that more interaction should be held so that the general public have a clear view of the project. She wanted progressive ideas to be inculcated and raise the standard of education in the society.

N. Tam, member secretary, APSPCB elaborated the provisions of EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) notification 2006 pertaining to environment clearance for developmental projects  and requirement of environmental public hearing there of. He explained the provisions of the said notifications and said that the objective is to solicit and record opinions, views, comments and objections of the people and the proceedings to be submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Govt. of India. The ministry will examine and scrutinize the views, comments and suggestions while processing the application for environment clearance.

Manoj Kumar Gupta, President Adishankar Power Private Limited explained in detail through power point presentation about the EIA and EMP. To minimize the adverse impact elaborate environmental management plan has been drawn with appropriate budgetary provisions, he said adding there will be added benefits with the project like promotion of economic growth, creation of direct or indirect employment and business opportunities, better communications, water treatment and supply, financial support to vulnerable affected persons, fishing rights to the tribal families, benefits to the project affected families through fix free supply of electricity, preference to local tribal people in various categories of post subject to fulfillment of job requirement, merit scholarship , local area development plan etc.

He further informed that the barrage which will be of 18 meters height only has been designed earthquake resistant and various safety measures against flash flood has been incorporated in it. Also there will be minimal disturbance to the aquatic life. He further assured to abide by the policies and terms of the state Govt.

Taki Tatin SE (hydropower) who is an inhabitant of Pareng village opined that people should weight the merit and demerit of the projects . He was optimistic that the merit will overshadow the demerit. Hence people should utilize their good judgment in this regard.

Panchayat leaders , Gao Buras, prominent and senior citizens and villagers put forward their concerns and apprehensions. Simang Hydro Electric Project Assessment Committee and Simang Hydro Electric Project Affected People’s Forum submitted memorandums highlighting their demands.

Biggest concern of the people was that Simang river has significant role in the lives of the people in terms of socio-culture, socio-religion and socio-economy. It has private ownership and therefore all wanted adequate compensation for it. They wanted that the height of the barrage should not be raised beyond 18 meters as proposed and all precautionary measures and protections to be kept ready

Taro Mize, ADC Boleng while thanking all for their wholehearted participation hoped that the occasion will pave way for augmentation of rapid development in the area, he assured more interactive and educative activities in the area for greater awareness . DIPRO



Former MP appeals for reconsideration of mega hydro projects

ITANAGAR, Sept 20: The former Member of Parliament and senior BJP leader Kiren Rijiju has criticized the mess ‘created by state govt through visionless Hydro- Power Policy and reckless signing of MoUs with power developers which is turning state into a situation which is seen only in lawless states.’

Describing his recent experience former MP stated that surprisingly, wherever projects are opposed by natives due to likely submergence and other environment impacts, it is unduly pushed ahead. Whereas in smaller projects, which people are welcoming the projects are delayed beyond comprehension.

“I had a meeting with Society Elites and project affected people's action committee at Tato for Tato-II on 16th September' 2013. The people are anguished that after the land was acquired and written commitment to pay compensation was made, no payment is made. Due to which there is resentment and lost of life happened and people are asking for returning of land back to the owners,” stated Kiren.  “As the projects are pending in the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest for want of clearance, it is reported that heavy demand from the developers for election donation is placed resulting in the pending of clearances. Already huge illegal up front money have been paid to the politicians,” claimed BJP leader.

Further he advocated for execution of small and medium size projects which are abundant in Arunachal after proper public hearing and due considerations of all issues. But Mega Projects and especially those opposed by native people must be re-considered.



APSCW team conducts awareness campaign on crime against women

KHONSA, Sept 20: The Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) led by its chairperson Gumri Ringu visited Khonsa for awareness campaign on crime against women vis-à-vis securing women under PWDV Act, 2005. Speaking on the occasion, Ringu urged the gathering, including Govt officers and panchayat leaders to be aware about rights and welfare of the women. She appealed to all the officers particularly to DC, SP, DD (ICDS) and PRI members to play a pro-active role in implementing the Acts relating to women and child to deliver justice to them.

Radhilu Chai Techi, Vice Chairperson highlighted the power functioning activities of the  Commission through power point presentation. Earlier, Kamlesh Joshi, Deputy Commissioner, highlighted the scenario in the district relating to women’s welfare. Vikramjit Singh, Superintendent of Police informed about the legal provisions and cases registered pertaining to women PWDV report of the district. He also informed about shortly opening up of toll-free help line relating to filing of cases of crime against women at Khonsa.

Hacham Bangsia, DD(ICDS), Khonsa also spoke on the occasion. The interaction with the women welfare Association, NGOs, SHGs and PRIs were eye opening. The APSCW expressed  happiness over the situation of women in Tirap. DIPRO



Inter-cultural exchange prog marks 2nd day of Golden Jubilee Baane Solung

ROING, Sept 20: The second day of Golden Jubilee Baane Solung Celebration here today was marked by Intercultural Exchange Programme by various communities/tribes.

Idu dance by cultural troupes from Ahaoli village of East Siang and children of Nanyi Maria Kinter Garden School, Roing, Nyishi, Galo, Nepali dances mesmerized the gathering which also signified unity among different ethnic groups of the region.

The Adi Tapu Dance (War Dance) by the Karko cultural troupe of Upper Siang enthralled the audience while Aiye-Aiye by the Adi Women of the host district has mesmerized the gathering.

Bolin Chetia, Parlimentary Secretary of Agriculture, Govt of Assam attended the programme as the Chief Guest while Shiv Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Lower Dibang Valley as the Guest of Honour.

Thrilled by the presentation of Intercultural Exchange Programme, Chetia lauded the Organizing Committee for such emboldening programmme that has brought the people of different communities together thereby strengthening the bond of love among the communities within the district as well as with the neighbouring state. He said that the traditional culture and customs reflect the identity of a community and tribe and we must strive to keep this alive.

“Though we are separated by physical boundary, our age-old relations that exist from time immemorial would always remain the same” he said.

He further said that the Sadiya Belt of Assam and Lower Dibang Valley District of Arunachal Pradesh are lagging behind other district in various developmental aspects due to bottleneck in road communication. However, this will no more be problem after construction of bridge over Brahmaputra River between Sadiya and Dhola Ghat.

The bridge after completion would usher in rapid development in the region in industrial sectors and also increase tourist inflow in the district. The people of the area would be able to market their finished products in other parts of the state in Assam once the road communication is improved.

Earlier, he released a book containing collections of Adi modern songs published by Sanmoti Langkam.

B K Singh, Superintendent of Police, Roing while attending the function as the special invitee said that the people of the state are lucky enough to be borne in the bosom of pristine nature where as the people of plains India thirst to see and visit such places. He further said that the state bonded with multi-ethnic groups with distinct culture and traditions of its own makes it more beautiful and nice to place to visit. He also requested to keep this rich cultural heritage alive and maintain brotherhood among different tribes.

He further exhorted the youths to abstain from social evils like drugs.

Bassu Perme, Ex-MLA Dambuk narrated the origin, migration and history of Adi Community in the state while Kanggo Tayeng, District Research Officer delivered a speech on Preservation of Culture and Tradition. Ilo Libang, a senior citizen cum folk-tales writer also spoke on the occasion.

The programme was also attended by Mrs Chetia, Deepti Apang, Gum Tayeng, W Tikhak, ADC Roing besides host of dignitaries. DIPRO



Advocacy on HIV and voluntary blood donation at Ziro

ITANAGAR, Sept 20: One day advocacy meeting on HIV/AIDS mainstreaming and voluntary blood donation was organized at Ziro today.

Speaking on the occasion, Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Marnya Ete stressed on the role of Panchayat leaders in disseminating the message on HIV to the rural population. He also emphasized on the role of Head of Departments in incorporating HIV/AIDS in the work place policy.

He asked people to donate blood voluntarily as it is the highest form of altruism.

Expressing his concern over the huge ratio of 15,000: 5000 units of actual blood requirement and blood donation in the state, he exhorted the health officials to work in the areas to bridge the gap.

Ete said that the district administration will extend all cooperation for any kind of health related activities so that people of the state are benefited.  

District Medical Officer of Lower Subansiri, Dr. M Riba, while emphasing on mass awareness about HIV as well as blood donation, said that correct information is important so that people remain safe and aware about HIV.

For voluntary blood donation also, correct information only can motivate people to come forward for blood donation.

Dr. Joram Kope, Pathologist, District Hospital, Lower Subansiri, through a power point presentation highlighted the importance of voluntary blood donation. He also clarified the frequently asked questions about Voluntary Blood Donation.

APSACS Deputy Director (IEC) Tashor Pali, who attended the programme as one of the resource persons, stressed on the role of various government departments and NGOs in the prevention and control of HIV in the state. He also emphasized on the key strategy to implement a multi-sectoral response to expand coverage of prevention, care support, treatment and services. Mainstreaming addresses both the direct and indirect aspects of HIV and AIDS within the context of the normal functions of an organization or community he added.

Dr. Nabam Budh, Deputy Director (Blood Safety), Koj Tara, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, APSACS, also spoke on the occasion.



CCLAPF calls on CS, urges for revocation of order

ITANAGAR, Sept 20: A team of Capital Complex Land Affected Peoples’ Forum (CCLAPF) yesterday called on the state Chief Secretary and raised its strong objection to the order (No. DAP/PEN/3/2001/561   Dtd. 17/06/2013) issued by the Development Commissioner (Finance), Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh inter-alia mentioning that Govt. employees shall obtain NOC from concern DC or Chief-Estate-Officer in order to clear their retirement dues and promotion of service as well.

If at all the order in question is to be implemented, it should be with prospective effect, and not with retrospective effect. This is because some of the Govt. employees, who have occupied any Govt. properties or premises unintentionally well before the issuance of this order cannot be made to suffer for no fault, justified CCLAPF.

“Had this order been implemented 10-20 years ago, perhaps the scenario would have been different.”  There are instances where the said order is affecting to the employees who have nothing to do with this order, CCLAPF claimed.

“As such, imposing this order to employees who have already retired and who have occupied some Govt. land much before the issuance of this order cannot be made liable on them,” it said.

“Further, such order cannot be treated as fair, reasonable and acceptable to all, which means that the order in question is contradictory to the CCS Conduct Rules”.

“Also there is a separate Act for land encroachment matter, i.e. “The Arunachal Pradesh Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act, 2003” to deal with such matter. Hence, the Executive order issued by the Development Commissioner (Finance) cannot override the CCS Conduct Rules and “The Arunachal Pradesh Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act, 2003,” the release claimed and urged the state government to revoke the order /circular in question urgently and immediately in the inertest of public.

Beside this, the team also reiterated its demand for conduct of uniform verification to each and every sector/colony of Capital Complex in order to identify the actual numbers of so called encroachment cases.

“We are strongly against any kind of demolition or removal of structure on the pretext of eviction on any individual till appropriate decision is taken by the state government. However, we are in favour of eviction on RoW under NH and any other important public utility centres,” the release said.

Meanwhile, CCLAP claimed that the Chief Secretary has assured to look into the matter and invited the team for another meeting preferably after the ongoing Assembly session.

The CCLAP team led by its Chairman Takam Dari Sojik was accompanied by AAPSU President Kamta Lapung, Art & Culture Secretary Risso Kiagung and Asstt. IPR Secretary Challing Yangpo, the release informed.



Hindi Diwas celebration at RGU concludes

ITANAGAR, Sept 20: The week-long Hindi Diwas celebration at Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) concluded with a colourful cultural night programme at the University’s auditorium today.

The Hindi Diwas (Hindi Saptahhe) was organised by the RGU Hindi Cell from September 14 with the objective to promote Hindi language in official work in all central governmeny establishments, including RGU.

The closing ceremony which was held at the RGU Conference Halltoday was attended by Vice Chancellor Prof. Tamo Mibang as chief guest, Boke Bagra, Announcer, AIR as special guest and RGU Registrar, Dr. Rachob Taba as the guest of honour.

Attending the closing ceremony, RGU VC Prof. Tamo Mibang said that use of Hindi as a link language in Arunachal Pradesh was very high as compared to other northeastern states. The Vice Chancellor exhorted all to make genuine efforts to promote Hindi language in Arunachal Pradesh.

Registrar, Dr. Rachob Taba said that Hindi language is widely used after local dialects by the people of the state as medium of communication. He further said that electronic media like television is also playing a big role in promotion of Hindi in the state.

Students, teachers and non-teaching staff of the university attended the function.

Prizes to the winners of various literary competitions, such as Spot Painting, Extempore Speech, News Reading, Translation, Essay Writing and Self-Composed Poem organized as part of the Hindi Diwas were also distributed on the occasion.



APCTA units stage dharna to protest against amended UGC regulations

ITANAGAR, Sept 20: Dera Natung Govt. College unit of Arunachal Pradesh College Teachers’ Association (APCTA) today staged a sit-in dharna in front of the college building to extend support to the All India Federation of University & College Teachers’ Organization (AIFUCTO) which has organized a massive rally at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi in support of its charter of demands.

The AIFUCTO’s massive Rally was held to oppose the amended UGC Regulations 2013, to demand for strengthening public funded education, control of private educational institution, to oppose new pension scheme and also to demand democratization of management of educational institutions and implementation of uniform retirement age as per UGC guidelines.

The APCTA unit along with all the 58 faculty members of the college who are also the members of  AIFUCTO actively took part in the dharna by wearing black badges and suspending all their classes from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm.

It is pertinent to mention here that a 5-member team of APCTA-CEC members headed by Dr. Jommi Loyi attended the AIFUCTO rally at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi.

Dr. Loyi informed that more than 5000 members from almost all the states of the country attended the rally.

The APCTA unit of Indira Gandhi Government College, Tezu also staged protest in the college premises raising serious concern over the amended UGC regulations. The APCTA units    supported    the   massive rally   of AIFUCTO at Jantar Mantar,  New Delhi today.



Relief distributed to fire victims


DAPORIJO, Sept 20: Lok Sabha Youth Congress, Western Parliament President Dikto Yekar distributed relief items, such as utensils to the victims of a fire accident that broke out at Golden Market here on September 12.

A fire safety awareness programme was also conducted by the Youth Congress team under the chairmanship of its president Yekar.

Expressing concern over frequent fire incident in Daporijo, he suggested all to take utmost care and precautions to avoid fire accident.

While discouraging illegal electricity hooking considered as one of the major causes of fire accident here, he suggested all to be careful while handling fire, lighting candle or kerosene lamps.

He appealed to the higher authority to provide relief to all the affected families and those students, who have lost their original CBSE marksheets and textbooks during the accident.

Meanwhile, police has detained a person, who allegedly set the houses at Golden market on fire on August 12, following a complaint lodged by the victims of the colony.

The fire victims have appealed to the authority concerned to award exemplary punishment to the culprit.

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Arunachal Aung newspaper is a good beginning

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily I would like to draw the attention of the intellectuals of the state with ardent plea to the linguists, writers, authors and editors of Arunachal Pradesh. This implies to the use of the word ‘Arunachal’ in the linguistic and cultural context of the inhabitants.

Few days ago, I had a glimpse of a news paper in local dialect. The name of the paper is, ‘Arunachal Aung’. At first sight, I was happy to see it. Immediately I started reading it. I could understand most of the meanings of the news items, though it was not the language that I spoke. Actually I was enjoying reading it loud.

Later as I digested everything, I drifted into seriousness of the title of the news paper. What exactly the words ‘Arunachal Aung’ meant. I understood it as, ‘Arunachal language or Arunachal word’. This understanding may not be correct, but the term Arunachal kept me thinking.

Some months ago, in a language workshop conducted by the Department of Tribal Studies of RGU, many of the local linguists or local writers had some interactions. Most of them had some desire for one common Tani Language. How far this may be possible, it is the future that may reveal. But the idea was welcoming, though it was not the agenda of the workshop. If this is success, then it will surely be a one unifying chord for entire Tani Clans.

Now if a particular dialect of a section of society takes the name of ‘Arunachal’, will it have some ill effects or good effects? Whatever may be the name, for my opinion, the Arunachal Aung is a good beginning. I would like the editors to go for a general intellectual poll for the name or the title of the paper since it involves lingual, social and cultural issue of the vast tribes of the state when using the state’s name.

This is my own personal opinion and it does not in any way involve any other person, persons, society or clan’s implications.          


TT Stephen




Delay in tender result

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of Home Minister of Arunachal Pradesh and the Director General of Police of the State towards non-publication of the results of the tender floated by AIG of Police (E), Govt, of Arunachal Pradesh vide Memo. no. PHQ (PRQV)-01/20I3-14, Dated: 10th April’ 2013 and opened on 3rd June’ 2013.

As per the established norms the results of the tender should have been declared on the same date. However it is mysterious that even after lapse of more than 03 (Three) months, the result have not been declared causing unnecessary delay for the reasons best known to the concerned authority. Hence, the higher authorities should immediately look into the matter to do the needful for transparent disposal of the issue.


LT Damo




Actual land affected people becomes victim of nepotism

Dear Editor,

As one of the bonafide youth of Pakke Kessang area I would like to extend my full support to the Article published on 19th of this month by Mr. Nabam Budh Hina and 3(three) more persons. They informed in details about how the genuine land affected owners of Pakke Kessanf were deprived while making compensation payment of Trans Arunachal Highway recently. And whatever the statement they made in the article is true.

It's a fact that because of the continuous effort made by the land department, they could manage to make the payment of TAH but it is also true that the payment were not made as per the guidelines of highway compensation. And at the end of disbursement of compensation people came to know that nepotism and favoritism have been done while making payment. The total amount which was actually sanctioned for genuine land affected owners were given to those who do not have even a single piece of properties along the proposed highway and they are also none other than their relatives. Thus, lot of corruption took place while making highway compensation payment whereas the real affected property owners are crying for the aid.

One of the most sadden thing is that after repeated pleas placed before concerned authority for the redressal of genuine grievances instead of solving the matter, the LRSO of East Kameng District utters that filing of case in the court in this regard is of no use and this statement is totally against the 1st fundamental Right of the country which gives the right to seek for justice in the court.

That’s why; the poor and helpless property affected owners who are mostly illiterate are waiting for the day when earth cutting work starts in the proposed highway. At times they will be guarding their own properties in order to save them and for that they are ready to sacrifice even their precious lives as a challenge to the concern authority for denying their repeated pleas.

Therefore, I on behalf of the land and property affected people of Pakke Kessang, Passa Valley and Pijeriang would like to appeal our local MLA to look into the matter and bring some fruitful outcomes before it is too late.


Thaddeus Techi

Pakke Kessang.



Result awaited

Dear Editor,

When will PWD declare its written exam result of UDC/LDC which was conducted on 27th April & 1st June of this year? It has been almost four month and I think it is enough for any department to complete their recruitment process. The other organizations such as National Insurance, SBI, Education department which conducted their result either on same date or after it had already completed their recruitment process. This is a world of 21st century where everything is happening so fast but this kind of delay create doubt in the mind of people and simultaneously discourage the mass aspirants. I am humbly requesting PWD department of AP to declare the written result and prevent themselves from unnecessary allegation and prejudice.


Kipa Tanung

F-Sector, Naharlagun

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Cannabis production rises in Afghan

While the total area of Afghan farmland used for cannabis cultivation fell by 17 percent in 2012, there was still an eight per cent rise in the overall production of cannabis compared to 2011, according to a report released by the United Nations drug and crime agency and the country’s Ministry of Counter-Narcotics.

The report, Afghanistan: Survey of Commercial Cannabis Cultivation and Production 2012, noted that the main reason for the increase in production despite the decline in cultivation was better yields by the cannabis, locally known as ‘garda,’ compared to the previous year.

The survey, which covered 16 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces where commercial cannabis cultivation had been observed or reported in past surveys, estimated that most of the cannabis cultivation concentrated in the southern provinces of Afghanistan, accounting for some 54 per cent, and, to a lesser extent, in the east and north of the country.

In 2012, the national average of garda yield was 136 kilograms per hectare, an increase of 21 per cent compared to 2011, which experienced a yield of 112 kilograms per hectare. The 2012 yield levels came close to the high experienced in 2009 of 145 kilograms per hectare.

The joint report – prepared by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Ministry and the fourth since 2009 – stated that another reason for the reduction in cultivation was “a strictly enforced ban by provincial authorities,” which was imposed because “cannabis fields seemed to have been used by insurgent groups as hiding places.”

The report also said the reduction in overall cultivation was partly because of a “dramatic decline” in the southern province of Uruzgan which had only about 100 hectares of land under cannabis cultivation in 2012, down from about 1,000 hectares in 2011.

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