October 18

Gumjum Haider joins PPA

ITANAGAR, Oct 17: Gumjum Haider, former General Secretary of All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) and Secretary General of North East Students’ Organization (NESO) has joined the regional party, People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA).

In the joining ceremony held here yesterday, while explaining why he decided to join a regional political party, Haider said, “unlike many student leaders who have opted for national political parties, I have decided to do otherwise as national political parties have always treated the peripheral states and the people of North East as sub-servant to their own interest, only a regional party can do justice to the hopes and aspirations of these sidelined people.”  Promising to work dedicatedly for the party, he said, taking ahead my hopes and aspiration, I will dedicate myself for the welfare of the people. PPA will soon be on the top, he added.


Bana-to-Seppa bandh called

ITANAGAR, Oct 17: Bana Pompoli Area Trans-Highway Affected Welfare Committee (BPATHAWC) has called 48-hr Bana to Seppa bandh from October 22 in protest against non-fulfillment of its charter demands.

BPATHAWC, in its letter to East Kameng Deputy Commissioner demanded immediate cancellation of work /supply order to outside contractors, for shifting/erection of electric poles under Arunachal Trans- Highway (NH-229) from new-Sopung to Hari bridge point, early release of pending compensation to the affected people of Bana to Pompoli, re-measurement of some structure and lands which were left during survey/measurement. The Committee further threatened to launch indefinite strike from the first week of November if the authority can not fulfill the demands.

It also demanded SIT/CB1 inquiry into the alleged ‘Bogus Payment’ made by LRSO within Jurisdiction of New-Sopung Hari Bridge Point, Seppa.


Forum for reassessment of land and properties

ITANAGAR, Oct 17: Highlighting the grievances of the trans-Arunachal Highway affected people in regard to land compensation, particularly from Nechipu to Hoj,  the 12th Pakke Kessang  Land Affected People’s Forum  (PKLAPF)  today claimed that the fact finding committee constituted to look into alleged embezzlement of land compensation fund did not visit the affected village so far and start their works. Therefore, the Forum in a memorandum addressed to Deputy Commissioner appealed him to constitute a committee to re-assess and scrutinize the compensation process.

Further claiming that land affected people have not been served notice for claims and objections which is mandatory under Land Acquisition Act, 1894, the Forum  reiterated that a new committee be constituted  for verification and scrutinization of land and properties of the actual affected people in the aforesaid area. It also appealed the authority to suspend the  highway road works until the matter is resolved in greater interest of the land affected people.


House gutted

ROING, Oct 17: A double unit SPT residential buildings of one Nyoto Megu of Kangkong village was completely burnt down to ashes last night at around 10.30 hours. Fire also devoured house-old properties worth 26.54 lakh including kitchen items, furniture, blankets, valuable ornaments and important documents.  The cause of the fire was not known.  DIPRO


PWD store gutted in fire

YINGKIONG, Oct 17: PWD Yingkiong Division official sources informed that PWD stored located at the Gandhi Bridge point right back was gutted by fire accident at around 6:30 pm yesterday where in properties worth around 10 lakhs have been damaged. DIPRO


State Level Veteran Cup Football Tournament

Naharlagun Utd to meet E&K in opener

ITANAGAR, Oct 17: Inaugural match of the first State Level Veteran Cup Football Tournament-2013 for 30 and above will be held between Naharlagun United and E&K at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun on October 19.

Other teams which confirmed their participation are, Siang United, Kameng Veteran, Arunachal United, Ward No. 25, Officers Sports Club and Legislative Assembly of State.


Know your army

SEPPA, Oct 17:  A know your army event was organised by the army unit of Missamari division at Govt. Hr. Secondary School, Bazarline, Seppa  today. The event was organised as a part of spreading awareness among the children  and  youth of the town. The children took active interest in knowing about the functioning of army and  the equipment used by them, various equipments such as communication direction finders, satellite system & basic weapons were displayed to arose the interest of the children & the youth. Pamphlets specifying the types of entries in Indian Army & the procedure were distributed to children & School authorities. At the end of the event sweet were distributed to the children which were cherished by them such as events organised Indian Army are very educative & secure of motivation for the youth, this part of the country. The town authorities & school staff are thankful to Indian army & look forward to such interaction in the future also. DIPRO


Four shops gutted

ITANAGAR, Oct 17:  Four shops in a RCC building attached with kitchen, living rooms and fair price shop (FPS) were burnt down in a devastating fire in the intervening night of October 14 at Nampong main market.

Properties worth lakhs of rupees, including PDS and MDM rice for Nampong circle, clothes and other grocery items, IMFL etc were burnt to ashes in the inferno, informed Jairampur ADC in a release.

Public, Govt. officials and CRPF personnel immediately rushed to the spot but nothing could be saved from devastating fire.

However, there was no loss of life in the fire. Police has started investigation to ascertain the cause of fire.

ADC Kento Riba today visited the spot, interacted with the victims and provided Rs.2000 each to the victims as immediate relief. A board has also been constituted under the chairmanship of Nampong SDO for assessment of properties lost in the inferno.

“The fire could have been tamed had there been a fire brigade either at Nampong or Jairampur,” the ADC said.


LBSU appeals for early resettlement of flood affected villagers

ITANAGAR, Oct 17:  Lotong Banggo Students’ Union (LBSU), in a memorandum, has appealed to the Namsai Additional Deputy Commissioner to take necessary step for resettlement/ rehabilitation of 2004 flood victims of Mabira, Morapat and Mazgaon of Chowkjiam circle.

Lamenting that the Govt. had not taken any initiative for resettlement of the flood affected people despite repeated pleas in the form of memorandum, LBSU urged the ADC to take up the matter with the department concerned for quick rehabilitation of the affected people.

The students’ union claimed that a memorandum in this regard was submitted to the Chief Minister in 2006, but nothing has been initiated so far.

As per Govt. notification, the LBSU informed that the three villages are no more suitable for human settlement.

According to the release, the villagers have been struggling for their survival since their villages were ravaged by flood.


Training and workshop for teachers conducted

DAPORIJO, Oct 17: A 3 days In-service Training cum workshop in ‘Developing Low Cost Teaching Aids in Mathematics and Science’ for Junior Teachers and Assistant teachers of Upper Subansiri district was successfully conducted at DIET, Daporijo. The programme was formally inaugurated by Shri Rilo, District Programme Officer (RMSA) and Shri Nayak.

Senior lecturer, Srinivasan presented a detailed report on the activities of the DIET, Daporijo. Different kinds of low cost teaching aids were taught to the participants by resource persons Dr. U. C. Ishwar and S. B. Singh. The participants enthusiastically learnt to develop the low cost teaching aids which according to them were useful and will ultimately be used in their classroom transactions when they go back to their respective schools.

The participants expressed their satisfaction over the training and said that such workshops should be conducted from time to time for the benefit of the teachers.  DIPRO


Kojin visits Upper Siang as E-roll observer

YINGKIONG,  Oct 17: The Commissioner Agriculture and Horticulture department Hage Kojin, visited Yingkiong as Electoral Roll observer for Upper Siang District on 16 and 17 October.

Kojin had a separate meeting with the DC-cum-DEO Shri Liyon Borang with EROs/AEROs and district Election staff at Circuit house on 16th last and he had minutely observed all the necessary documents, Electoral processes to know about whether it was done as per instructions from the Election Commission of India from time to time. The E/Roll observer had a meeting with DEO,EROs,AEROs, District Election staffs and representative of respective political parties and discussed with them about the appointment of BLAs, double entry of electoral rolls and DE-duplication etc. Shri Kojin instructed the BLOs to enter the names of voters in electoral rolls only after door to door/ household spot verification to avoid all illegalities like double entry, duplication etc. The E/Roll observer also visited some polling booths in Yingkiong Town and nearby areas during his visit. DIPRO


Patriotic song competitions

ITANAGAR, Oct 17: Sanskar Bharati Arunachal Pradesh organized Lower Subansiri district level patriotic song competition “E Mere Watan Ke Logo” in collaboration with campus India educational consultancy, Lower Subansiri on October 15 at Frontier Higher Secondary School Ziro.

All total 50 young budding artistes from various corner of the district were participated in the competition.

Royam Murtem of VKV Ziro, Tana Apu of St. John Bosco School Yachuli and Sunil Dorjee of Padilailang Memrial School, Hapoli were adjusdged first, second and third respectively. They will represent Lower Subansiri in the state level competition Sarhad Ko Swaranjali 2013 to be held in the first week of November at Itanagar.

In another district level patriotic song competition conducted at Abo Tani Manch, Seppa organised by East Kameng Artist Society, Anand Jikhio, Memak Tok and Purnima Gyadi won the first, second and third prizes respectively. They will represent East Kameng in the state level competition to be held in Itanagar during November.


News Impact

Govt. committed to make  PR bodies vibrant and effective: Byaling

PASIGHAT, Oct 17: ‘Govt. is committed to make the Panchayati Raj system vibrant and effective’ said Tanga Byaling Minister (Power, RD & PR). For this purpose a new finance commission has been set up for financial power devolution, he added.  The minister was speaking on the occasion of Review & Sensitization cum training programme of newly elected PRI leaders.

He appealed all the PRI members to be sincere, dedicated and to be  aware of  their power and functions so that they can make the local self government effective.

Narrating the contributions of visionary leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Daying Ering who felt that real democracy can be attained when the common man actively participate in the governance, the minister wanted that proper planning should be initiated from the bottom. They should contribute in creating a healthy society and help people to lead hygienic life for which they have to exploit the convergent programmes. Due to lack of knowledge the benefits of the government programs are not exploited. Hence the sensitization programme is being taken up in a big way. He appealed them to take advantage of the programme and equip themselves for imparting their duties and responsibilities more effectively. The minister informed that formalities for regular payment of salaries to the DRDA staff and enhancement of fund under MNREGA is under process.

Byaling said that peace and harmony are the pre requisite condition for development. He informed that Arunachal has the potential of becoming the power house of the nation. Setting of Hydropower projects will help in generating huge revenue which can be used for developing the state. It will also boost tourism and solve unemployment. This is the only solution to chronic power shortage in the state. Hence he appealed all to co-operate and encourage setting up of Hydropower Projects in the state. He also informed that efforts are being put in to improve power supply in Pasighat .

Ninnong Ering, Union MOS ( Minority Affairs ) said that the enthusiasm and the interest shown by the PRI members was very encouraging. The knowledge gained in the program will help them function better in the grassroot level. Their contribution will help in good governance of the Government. Visions of great leaders like Rajiv Gandhi and good programs of the UPA government have to reach the real needy people through them, the Union Minister added. He appreciated the active participant of the lady PRI members and hoped their participation will help to create a better and developed society.

MLA Tako Dabii said that the real planner will be the Panchayat leaders. If all people shoulder their responsibilities and carry out their duties devotedly, definitely a developed and a better society can be created. All should have love and compassion for the common man then they can discharge their duties effectively. He also said that peace, harmony and development goes together. He wanted more co-operation and cordination amongst the departments and the PRI members. Dabii also emphasized on the importance of revenue generation.

Rajesh Panyang ADC cum DPDO while welcoming all, hoped that the sensitization program would be of immense help to the PRI members.

Kaling Dai ZPC and other PRI members also spoke on the occasion. They submitted a memorandum seeking fund for construction of office building for ZPC, Zilla Parishad Cottage, maintenance of village roads, payment for salary/honorarium for contractual staffs in CPZP and DPDO offices and creation of post for computer operator, peons, chowkidar, driver etc.

Power point presentations on Panchayat Raj, its evolution and functions, programmes, other convergent programs etc. were presented by T. Ette Secy.(PHED) Kemo Lollen, Director (Panchayat) and K. Dulom, Director (RD). The sensitization cum training programme was led by Nyabit Ette, Director (SIRD).

Earlier while attending the review meeting of the RD programmes in the District, Tanga Byaling wanted the RD functionaries to be more active and dedicated. They have to impart more information and education to the PRI members and rural masses . Quality of works have to be maintained and all formalities like photography, signboard and submission of UCs etc. have to be done properly said the minister.

Nidhi Srivastava, DC East Siang, said that the enlightening interactive session will help the RD functionaries . The modalities , especially in the convergent programmes have been understood better by the officers and she hoped that they will work with more enthusiasm and renewed vigor hoped the DC.

The Minister also inspected the existing Anchal Samity assets in Pasighat. These consist of builds on rent and for meats sheds for which Oni Tamuk , Anchal Chairperson Bogong II submitted a memorandum seeking fund for their repair and maintenance. DIPRO



Dambuk bye-election

Cong candidate Gum Tayeng elected unopposed

ITANAGAR, Oct 17: Former school teacher Gum Tayeng has been declared elected uncontested after withdrawal of nomination by independent candidate Mulluku Tacho today for Dambuk bye election.

The Election Commissioner of India had issued notification on October 7 announcing bye-election to 42nd Dambuk (ST) Assembly Constituency which had fallen vacant due to death of sitting MLA Jomin Tayeng.

Up to the last date of filling nomination on October 14  only two candidates filed nominations papers. Gum Tayeng had  filed 4 sets of nominations from Indian National Congress and another candidate Mulluku Tacho filed one set of nomination as Independent. All the nominations were scrutinized and found valid by the Returning Officer. On the last date of withdrawal of nomination today, the independent candidate Mulluku Tacho has withdrawn his candidature.

Stephen Hongray, IA & AS, Expenditure Observer and Ashok Kumar, IAS, General Observer appointed by the Election Commission of India were present in the district to oversee all the Election process.

Gum Tayeng, (about 70), wife of former Dambuk MLA and retired IAS officer Late Jomin Tayeng did her Pre-University College from Lady Keane College, Shillong in the year 1962 and after completion of education she served as a school teacher for few years.

Deputy Commissioner  Shiv Kumar who is also the Returning Officer for 42nd Dambuk (ST) Assembly Constituency bye-Election handed over the Certificate of Election to her in his office chamber, according to Roing DIPRO/ other official source.  



NHPC to modify Subansiri dam design, add safety measures

Guwahati, Oct 17:  Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said a Centre-appointed expert panel has suggested additional safety measures in the construction of the stalled Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project by NHPC.

The central decision was conveyed in a letter by the Union Minister of State for Power Jyotiraditya Scindia earlier this week, Gogoi told reporters here.

"As per the recommendation of Thatte Committee, an independent Dam Design Review Panel (DDRP) was formed. It has proposed some additional safety measures in the construction of the dam. Now, NHPC has been asked to modify the design of the dam," the Chief Minister said.

The DDRP examined issues like foundation competency, seismic aspect, dam design and existing ground conditions,  Gogoi said.

He said the Power Ministry had accepted the recommendations and asked NHPC to proceed accordingly.

Scindia further informed Gogoi that NHPC would implement recommendations of the Joint Steering Committee to mitigate the downstream impact at a cost of about Rs 470 crore.

On allocation of power to Assam, the letter said "the Technical Experts Committee appointed by the Planning Commission to examine technical aspects of the project has recommended that Assam be given first charge on the 300 MW of unallocated power in addition to the already allocated power of 208 MW of paid and 25 MW of free power."

The construction work of the ambitious 2,000 MW project on the Subansiri river has been stalled after protests by locals and many organisations, mainly by RTI activist Akhil Gogoi-led Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti. .

Gogoi said Scindia had also referred to the delay in the construction due to agitation and asked the Assam government to expedite the work.

The project, located at Lower Subansiri in Arunachal Pradesh, near North Lakhimpur on the border of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, is the biggest hydroelectric project undertaken in the country so far. The cost of the project was estimated to be around Rs 6,285 crore and scheduled to be commissioned in December 2012.

However, strong protests were lodged by various groups on the issues of safety and downstream impact.

Earlier NHPC had constituted an Expert Group consisting of experts from IIT Guwahati, Gauhati University and Dibrugarh University to study the downstream impact after Assam government expressed concerns.

To check the structural safety of the dam, the Planning Commission had appointed a two-member Technical Experts Committee to study the technical reports of the Expert Group.

Further, as desired by Assam government, a Joint Steering Committee was formed by NHPC in 2011 to suggest feasible and practicable remedial measures in the downstream areas with reference to Expert Group's recommendations along with issues related to flood, bank erosion and sediment control.PTI



24 hours Capital bandh cripples normal life

ITANAGAR, Oct 17: The Normal life came to a standstill today following 24-hour capital bandh called by Students Union Movement of Arunachal (SUMA).

SUMA called the bandh in protest against the state government's failure to fulfill its demands. It has been demanding immediate cancellation of Joint High Power Committee constituted for issuance of PRC to non-APST residing in Arunachal Pradesh and its decision to grant citizenship right to Chakma-Hajong refugees residing at Diyun in Changlang district, prevent implementation of Minority Bill (Scheme) and impose sanction against formation of the regional political party of NPF in the state.

The bandh was observed in Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas as business and commercial establishments, educational institutions, private and central government offices remained closed while attendance in state government offices remained thin. Vehicles remained off the road except a few state transport buses which plied with escort, magistrate on duty, ambulances and police vans.

The bandh, which began at 5 am in the morning, remained peaceful with no untoward incidents till the filing of the report.

SP Capital Incharge Nabam Gungte said, “There were reports of some youths trying to snatch the car keys of people trying to come out during the evening time and also of stone pelting but no damages. However, the police intervened and the situation was normalized.”

Earlier, SUMA led by its president Biri Tabing and many supporters took out mass procession from Nyokum Lapang here till Chimpu during the first half of the day.



SP asks students to abstain from drugs

ITANAGAR, Oct 17: As part of the on-going opium abuse awareness campaign in Longding, Longding Superintendent of Police (SP) Rajesh Kumar today visited Pungcho area and had meeting with the students of the higher secondary school, the ZPM, ASMs and GBs etc.

During the meeting the SP told the students to concentrate only on their studies and abstain from using any kinds of drugs. They were also told to press upon their parents not to produce or consume opium.

The elected representatives were very much enthusiastic and willing to work for eradicating the opium menace.

The villagers of Pungchao and Bonia have already resolved not to cultivate poppy and consume opium any more, the SP claimed in the release. They expressed the need to work on alternative source of income as opium is being sown for ages in the area. They also desired that inflow of Opium from Mynmar be stopped, the release added.

The area has witnessed reduced incidence of opium cultivation in the last one year, the SP observed.



Jivan Suraksha’ agents demand arrest of ‘fraudsters’

ITANAGAR, Oct 17: The agents of Jivan Suraksha Consultant and Real Estate Developers Ltd allies Sri Sri Hire Purchase Group & Finance Ltd. have expressed strong resentment over non-arrest of the officials of the fraudulent private financing company, who have looted crores of rupees from its innocent customers from across the state.

The poor agents of the bogus company, in a release, informed that they have been constantly receiving life threats from the customers of the company to return their deposits. Some of them have even snatched household items/properties of the agents for failing to return their money.

Although Itanagar and Naharlagun police has registered cases against the company, its managing director Luhit Senapati, director Chaurajit Senapati, regional director Bipul Borah and other official, including the Sale Training Management (STM), Branch Manager (BM) Naharlagun, Accountant (Naharlagun) and Branch Manager (Ita.) a year ago after they received FIRs from the agents no breakthrough has been made so far to arrest the accused by Police, they lamented.

They alleged that the investigating agency did not make any effort to arrest the culprits despite it was provided with all necessary information of the accused that can lead to their arrest, such as working mobile phone number, nine Saving Bank A/c No. of the accused, registration numbers four of vehicles used by them with driving licenses numbers, company PAN Card number, PAN Card number of accused, e-mail Id, company RBI Regd. Certificate, photos of the Accused, residential address, relatives mobile number, Company Plan Profile etc.

They claimed that then Capital SP Surendra Kumar had assured during March this year that the accused will be brought to book immediately. But his assurance remained unfulfilled even after 150 days, they rued.



Youths are the future of nation: CM

NIRJULI, Oct 17:  Youths are the future of nation, hope for tomorrow, said  Chief Minister Nabam Tuki while addressing the valedictory function of the State level Youth leadership camp ‘Vijay Hi Vijay’ at  Nirjuli yesterday.

In his keynote address, Tuki, while lauding Vivekananda Kendra  for rendering yeomen services to the people of rural area of Arunachal  Pradesh through value based education & services, said  that his Government is seriously thinking to sharpen the skill and talents of youths in the state.

Referring to the recently concluded job mela wherein more than 10 thousand youths participated, the Chief Minister also urged the youths to  take full advantage of the  Mukhya Mantri Tourist Vikash Yojana and lead a dignified life. He stated that the need of the hour is to change the attitude of youths.

Tuki also distributed the Prize money with mementoes and certificates to the 8 top winners of State level essay competition. Happy Sonam, Bani Pertin and Gyati Ampi  of Dera Natung Govt College, Itanagar won the 1st, second and 3rd prize respectively.

In his address, Joram Begi, Prant Pramukh of Vivekananda Kendra  and  Director Higher and Technical Education delivered a brief report on year long celebration of “150th Birth Anniversaries of Swami Vivekananda (2013-2014)  all over Arunachal Pradesh. Advocate Pritam Taffo, Shibir Pramukh highlighted the activities of four days mega youth camp.

Er. S. Sumnyan ,SE, Highway and Yuva Shakti Aayam Pramukh also spoke on the occasion.

During morning session Er. L. Khimun, E.E.(Power)  and   Secretary General of Rangfraa Faith Promotion Society delivered on the Topic: “Development Through Culture. Present on the  occasion were Parliamentary Secretary(UD, Land Management)  Padi Richo and Nabam Atum,  President of 150th Birth Anniversaries of Swami Vivekananda celebration committee and others.



Inter-district Karate C’ship cum drugs abuse awareness camp

ITANAGAR, Oct 17: The first inter-district karate do championship was organized by All Anjaw Karate Do Association (AAKA) at Hawai, Anjaw from October 14 to 16.

Besides promoting karate in Anjaw, the championship aimed at creating awareness about harmful effects of drugs abuse among the youths.

Lohit Karate-Do Association won the title of overall champion by bagging highest medals.

Mayeso Pul, Chairman, Human Rights Cell, APCC (I) and Kathamso Pul, Chairman, Bazaar Committee, Hawai attended the concluding function as chief guest and guest of honour respectively and distributed prizes to the winners.

Earlier on the inaugural function, Anjaw DCC president S Ngi appealed players to draw inspiration from great sportspersons and strive for excelling in their chosen events. He further advised the young karatekas not to misuse Karate, the art of self defense and avoid drugs.

Lasum Pul, Chairman, Watong Welfare Society also attended the inaugural function.

President, AAKA thanked all for their help and cooperation in making the championship a grand success.

In total 86 karate player participated in the championship, according to an AAKA release.



District level vigilance and monitoring committee meeting

SEPPA, Oct 17: A one day coordination cum 12th District Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee meeting was conducted at Seppa  today. Chaired by the Deputy Commissioner Tarin Dakpe, the meeting was attended by the MLAs of the district, PRI leaders, heads of departments and administrative officers.

The issue of crime and law and order in the district was discussed at length in the first session of the day.

Apang Tamut, SP Seppa, differentiated between the strategies to be adopted in individual, ‘everyday’ crimes such as theft, robbery or murder, and offences committed in the course mass agitations or riots

Tapuk Taku, MLA, 10-Seppa East called for curbing clan or group-based breach of law and order and quick responses in the case such occurrences. Tani Loffa, MLA , 11-Seppa West exhorted all political and elected leaders to eschew the practice of supporting/bailing out arrestees indiscriminately.. Kumar Waii, MLA, 08-Bameng called upon the religious and community leaders to instill value among the youth. He also spoke in favour of welfare measures for police personnel, as well as suggesting for increased fitness and discipline in the police force. Tame Yangfo, former MLA and the first from the district insisted on honesty from government officials and rectitude from the police personnel to guide the populace.

Meyuk Cheda, ZPC called on the panchayat fraternity to take up the responsibility within their areas for tackling crime and aid in the upkeep of law and order. Tachi Taku, President, East Kameng Socio-Welfare and Cultural Organisation (EKSWCO) spoke on the need for information of crimes to the police without fear, as well as quicker trials and disposal of cases to act as deterrents for habitual criminals.

Other speakers included ZPMs, representatives of the Nyishi Elite Society (NES) district unit, East Kameng Chamber of Commerce & Industries (EKCC&I), Bazaar Welfare Committee (BWC) Seppa and government officers. They suggested various measures and strategies to make East Kameng safer, especially for the business community and government servants, and to strengthen the mechanism of law and order.

The post-lunch session of the day, namely the 12th District Level Monitoring Committee meeting focused on the various government departments in the district. Heads of Department presented status reports on their current situation, the working of the departments,  and the status of implementation and progress of programmes and schemes. This was followed by an interaction of the HoDs with the MLAs in attendance. The presentations and discussion afforded an articulation of strategies to increase efficiency and combat challenges in the development of East Kameng.  DIPRO



Tafragam Football Club win 2nd Challenger Trophy

ITANAGAR, Oct 17: Tafragam Football Club won the Second Challenger Trophy Football Tournament, 2013 defeating Khoraliang Football Club in the final at Tezu on October 15. The winning and runners up teams were awarded cash prizes along with trophies.

Sosil Tayang and Ageso Gam, both from Tafragam Football Club were adjudged best and player and best goalkeeper of the tournament while Toke Miso of Danglat Football Club became the highest scorer with seven goals in his kitty.

‘Discipline Team’ awards went to Telluliang Football Club while Bilopso Kri of Govt Sec. School, Tezu team was given consolation prize along with trophy for his outstanding performance.

The concluding ceremony was attended by Parliamentary Secretary (PHED & WS) Karikho Kri, who gave away the trophy and prizes to the winners.

District Sports Officer Mala Lingi also attended the closing ceremony.

In total, 17 teams from different clubs and organizations participated in the Tournament which was started on September 23, informed Lohit District Olympic Association, the organizer of the tournament.

Lohit Deputy Commissioner Rajeev Takuk and DMO Dr. Karrik Basar inaugurated the tournament as chief guest and guest of honour on September 23.

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Give us more time for study

Dear Editor

This year’s APPSC prelim exam was conducted very late in comparison to last year’s exam. But from source it is learnt that main exam is going to be conducted in same time i.e in the month of December.  It is also learnt from the source that there will be three years gap after this year’s APPSCCE 2013. Many candidates’ service age will be over next year. So those and other candidate wish to give their best this time, Main exam is not a cup of tea. No one prepares for main exam without appearing in prelims exam. After appearing prelims ,one starts to prepare for main exam. For peliminery exam we got around eight months and if main exam is conducted in the month of December, we will have only two months for main exam. In this short period it is not possible make a good preparation.

Form the source it is learnt that commission is planning to conduct exam in the month of December because of accommodation issue . In this regard we would like to tell the concerned authorities that in the month of January –February various school will remain vacant after state board exam, so there will be no problem of accommodation.

Therefore,  we appeal and beg to Commission to please give us at least four months time or conduct exam in January last or in first February.


Tajum Okang &

Ram Olom




Nobin Jamoh deserves  more than moral support  

Dear Editor,

Through the columns of your esteemed  daily, I would like to draw the kind attention towards Nobin Jamoh who has been disdain. He is a prominent Karate player that helped our state reach the heights in the sports activities like Karate. Through his impregnable myriad victory he proved himself as a praiseworthy state representative, yet he hasn't been canonized.

Despite the fact that media persons have made abounding efforts to revamp him and confer him titular there hasn't been any satisfactory endeavor towards Nobin Jamoh from our govt. side. So, I request all the bureaucrats and power holders to commend such an inestimable jewel of our state by conferring him and extol him for future by providing him the utmost infrastructural as well as moral boost.


Robin Marbom

New Delhi






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Water holds key to sustainable development

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the vital role of water in sustainable development, highlighting in particular its importance with regard to food security, climate change and sanitation.

"Water holds the key to sustainable development. We need it for health, food security and economic progress," Ban had said in his opening remarks at the Budapest Water Summit. He noted that by 2030, nearly half the global population could be facing water scarcity and demand could outstrip supply by 40 per cent. "We must address unsustainable use… We must use what we have more equitably and wisely. We cannot expect governments to do this alone. Guaranteeing a water secure world will require the full engagement of all actors, not least the world of business."

Ban noted that agriculture is by far the largest user of freshwater, and there is growing urgency to reconcile its demands with the needs of domestic and industrial uses, especially energy production.

Climate change, he continued, poses the risk of diminished water supplies in much of the world. "We must make sure that water remains a catalyst for cooperation not conflict among communities and countries," Ban said.

The Secretary-General said water and sanitation are obviously central to efforts to achieve the MDGs and must figure prominently in the post-2015 development agenda. "Beyond 2015, our aim is to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, and to create an equitable world of opportunity for all. Our societies cannot prosper without clean, plentiful freshwater. People cannot thrive without adequate sanitation."