15 days ultimatum for govt on Apang arrest
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Arunachal Youth Federation while serving a 15 days ultimatum to
government demanded handing over the PDS case to CBI from Special Investigation Cell
It said that Federation would be forced to “take own course of action” if the demand
were not fulfilled by the government.
Apart from handing over the case to CBI, the other demands include immediate suspension
of MS Chauhan from the Office of SP SIC for mistreating former Chief Minister and
resignation of government spokesperson Jarbom Gamlin for his “misinterpretation of
Meanwhile Galo Students Union has questioned the procedure in which former Chief
Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Gegong Apang was arrested on Aug 24 by SIC for his
alleged role in the multi crore PDS scam in the state.
The Union demanded that the case be handed over to CBI.
A chronic Diabetes and Hyper tension patient, former Chief Minister is currently
admitted at R K Mission hospital.
The Medical Board constituted by SIC has submitted its report today to the SIC. However
the SP SIC MS Chauhan said that report is yet to reach him while advising that this
paper contact the medical team for details.
The medical board was constituted to find out whether Apang would be medically fit
enough to respond to the questioning by the SIC.
The Itanagar Bench of Guwahati High court turned down the bail petition yesterday
and listed it for hearing on Sept 3. The former Chief Minister was sent to seven
days police remand on Aug 24 after he was summoned as a witness in the PDS scam.
AR nabs two NSCN cadres
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: 25 AR based at Changlang Dist under the aegis of 25 Sect AR/DAH
Division nabbed an two NSCN (K) cadres including a woman on 26 Aug.
Operating on an intelligence tip off regarding movement of NSCN(K) cadres in fringe
areas neighboring Myanmar international border, an ambush was sprung despite inclement
weather & insistent rains. The terrorists tired to escape before they were over powered
by the AR troops.
Interrogations has revealed that they are a couple named No. 16317 SS Sgt Angam Wangsu
of Mintong in Tirap) and Jalik Wangsu of Lahon village, Myanmar. Jalik is an over
ground worker of the Union.
Five bottles of contraband liquor, few fired cases, mobile phone, besides other incriminating
documents relating the outfit were recovered from them. They have been active members
of banned outfit since 2000 & have been involved in extortion, recruitment & drug
smuggling across the border, said an AR release. The two have been handed over to
Police Station Changlang.
DC calls for better performance
CHANGLANG, Aug 28: The fourth governing body meeting of District Health Society
(DHS) was held here at Circuit House Changlang today.
Deputy Commissioner cum Chairperson, DHS Opak Gao urged all the members present to
strictly adhere to the norms and guidelines provided by the central Govt. while undertaking
activities under DHS.
Gao while underlining the performance of DHS in previous year as unsatisfactory called
all the member secretary RKS to render extra service on humanitarian grounds ensuring
delivery of better health assistance to needy people. He insisted all member secretaries
of Rogi Kalyan Samiti( RKS) to immediately submit Utilisation Certificates.
Earlier Dr. P De , Chief Executing Officer, Governing Body gave a presentation on
third Governing Body meeting and proposals and Dr. P. Dutta, DRCHO and Chief Executing
Officer, DHS on performance of NRHM in 2009-2010 and first quarter of 2010-2011.
The proposals were discussed and new resolutions were adopted by the Governing body.
Meanwhile there was a brief discussion on Pre-natal Diagnostic techniques (Regulation
and prevention of misuse) Act among the members for wide awareness.
ZPM Chairperson J. Taikam Jugli also spoke on the occasion.
The Meeting was attended by ADC Jairampur, Bordumsa, ZPM Chairperson J. Taikam Jugli,Outpost
admin officers, Medical officers of CHCs and PHCs of Changlang District. (DIPRO)
Demand for Ziro Valley Autonomous Council
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Apatani Youth Association has appealed the state Govt for creation
of Ziro Valley Autonomous Council curving out the valley from Lower Subansiri district
to protect the interest of Apatanis.
Justifying its demands for autonomous council, both president and general secretary
of the Association in a joint release today said in spite of comparatively less fund
allotment, every Govt pie invested in Ziro valley has given some tangible return
due to which the people of the valley have at least some basic amenities. But this
at times is taken to be development at the cost of other places and development projects
were shifted out to Ziro, the Association resented.
For instances, the Association pointed out that the flourishing dairy farm of Siro
under Ziro, office of the divisional commissioner West and DIG West and Krishi Vigyan
Kendra proposed at Ziro were shifted out and now bandh call for the shifting of
polytechnic college proposed at Ziro and land allotment. The association said that
it has never opposed allotment of Govt land to the bonafide residents of the district,
and added that is the reasons why many land allotments have been made to other
communities as well. The release further said, the Association also never demanded
shifting of any institution at Ziro which is proposed at other place.
Sena lauds contribution of Malayalee Community
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: The Malayali Community residing in the Capital Complex celebrated
the Onam Festival, while also observing the 16th anniversary of the Kerala Kala Samskarika
Vedi at Siddhartha Hall here with a colourful cultural programme.
Addressing the huge gathering on the occasion, the chief guest Setong Sena, Finance
& IPR minister, has lauded the contribution of the Malayalee community towards the
growth and development of a young state like Arunachal Pradesh in all sectors, particularly
their dedicated service in human resource development.
Underlying the significance of culture and tradition, he said that festivals which
represent the culture of a community, needs to be celebrated which gives us a sense
of identity. Celebrating ones festival in such collective forum also helps to promote
and strengthen the bond among the members of the community in particular and society
in general, he added.
Such celebration also inculcates and promote understanding and pride in one’s own
unique rich culture and heritage in the younger generations, he said, adding that
it gives a sense of identity.
With growing exposure level and world turning into a global village, he expressed
the hope that the youth of Arunachal Pradesh too would find opportunity in future
by contributing their services in other states like Kerala.
Earlier, the local MLA Techi Kaso while greeting the people on the auspicious occasion
said that personalities like Late Lt. Governor K.A.A Raja hailing from Kerala had
made significant contribution towards the development of the state including the
Capital region. He assured that as a local MLA, he is always ready to lend a helping
hand towards the welfare of the community and others in general.
Earlier, The President Kerala Kala Samskarika Vedi(KKSV) C N Thankappan informed
that KKSV is a society promoting the art and culture of Kerala and for cultural unity
and integration among the Malayalee community and Arunachal Pradesh in general. The
society is also committed towards popularizing the rich vibrant cultural heritage
among the younger generation, he added.
On the occasion, meritorious students of Class X, Aditya Shankar, Roshan Thomas,
and from Class XII Rupesh R were felicitated and received award from the chief guest.
The General Secretary KKSV informed that Onam Festival is celebrated because as per
mythology the most loved King Mahabali visits every household to see their well being
and happiness as the people of those days during his reign were living happily and
to seek his blessings for peace, prosperity and well being of entire mankind.
The festival also symbolizes the beginning of life nurturing, nature and sustaining
The Cultural highlights included among others performance by Raga Tharanga Orchestra,
DNGC Fresher meet held
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar has organized its fresher’s
meet on August 27 last.
Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest MLA Karya Bagang advised the students to
maintain discipline and respect elders and teachers.
She further advised the students to maintain conducive and cordial environment.
Guest of Honour ZPM Taro Modi also advised the students to be dedicated in their
study and bring laurel to the society and the state.
Special Guest former ZPM Tara Bagang also exhorted the students to utilize the three
years tenure judiciously and constructively to build a bright career.
Principal T Ete briefing the problems of the college said that due to shortage of
infrastructure many students have not been able to find seat in the class room.
Union adviser Dr. Joram Anu and General Secretary DNGC Students Union Nabam Tuna
also spoke on the occasion.
Meanwhile, Milichang Mosang and Rubul Das were crowned as Miss and Fresher, DNGC,2010.
ATA & ASEVPF call for status quo on position of principal and DDSE
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Central Executive Committees of the Arunachal Teachers Association
(ATA) and Arunachal School Education Vice-Principals/ Headmasters Forum (ASEVPF)
have appealed the education minister to incorporate some vital provisions in the
proposed bills of subordinate legislation of Arunachal Pradesh Education Act, 2010.
Highlighting the grievances of teaching community, both the organizations in a joint
memorandum to Education Minister suggested that status quo of the same position of
both the Principal and Deputy Director of School Education should be maintained.
The memorandum pointed out that the Central Pay Rules indicate both the posts as
the same rank / analogous by awarding same grade pay scale and state Recruitment
Rules also treat both the posts as analogous to each other. It caters opportunities
to the incumbents of both the posts to experience and test the duties and responsibilities
of both the posts, the memorandum said.
The memorandum also called for upholding of the existing prescribed Recruitment Rules
pertaining to the educational qualifications for the various posts of the department.
It should be mandatory to give an option to the promotees while choosing HM/VP and
DAEO. If no seniors opt for the DAEO the immediate juniors should compulsorily be
promoted to the DAEO, the memorandum said while adding that any one having opted
either HM/VP or DAEO, should not also be allowed to merge to other group/channel.
Thus the next higher post of DAEO should be the Deputy Director of Adult Education
while that of HM/VP should be Principal / Deputy Director of School Education.
The memorandum also suggested changes in some existing designations such as Assistant
Teacher (A/T) to Primary Teacher (PMT), Junior Teacher ( J/T) to Trained Graduate
Teacher (TGT), Senior Teacher (ST) to Post Graduate Teacher (PGT), Assistant Dist.
Edu. Officer to Block Education Officer (BEO), Headmaster in-charge of Middle School
to Headmaster and Head Master Sec. School to VP.
Farmers’ Clubs inaugurated
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: 14 groups of farmers’ clubs under Parang and Sagalee circles were
inaugurated in presence of large number of farmers, panchayat leaders and Govt officials
at Community Hall, Sagalee on Aug 26. All the clubs were promoted by the NN Charitable
Speaking on the occasion as the chief guest, Papum Pare Krishi Vigyan Kendra programme
coordinator Dr Taba Hali assured to impart training to interested farmers or farmers
club on farming activities.
The guest of honour, B C Das, Branch Manager of the Doimukh SBI also assured the
farmers to guide them in financial matter, particularly in KVK loan to farmers.
Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank, Sagalee branch manager N B Konwar has expressed satisfaction
over the cooperation of the farmers, particularly in re-payment of bank loans and
assured more bank loans to the farmers who have already made payment of previous
NABARD manager O P Mounglang while appreciating the activities of the NNCS, called
upon the farmers to work with dedication and assured all possible help to the farmers.
NNCS chairman Nangbia Amar Dui in his address said that he is always ready the help
the farmers to improve their economic condition. He suggested them to work hard in
order to achieve their goal in life.
Jari Gamlin Memorial Football Tournament
Aalo, August 28: Jari Gamlin Memorial Football Tournament kicked off this evening
at Kamba town in West Siang district. On the occasion, West Siang Deputy Commissioner,
Amjad Tak and Superintendent of Police Sindhu Pillai, graced the occasion as Chief
Guest and Guest of Honour respectively.
In this third edition of the annual football tournament, twenty teams from Darak,
Liromoba, Kamba and Yomcha circles are taking part. Besides trophies, winner will
take away cash prize of Rs 25,000.00 and runners-up shall be rewarded with cash prize
of Rs 15,000.00. For the third position, cash prize of Rs 5000 shall be awarded.
And there are prizes for ‘fair-play team’, best striker, best goalkeeper and best
Jari Gamlin Memorial Football Tournament is organised by Sokjar and Gamde Gamlin
Foundation in memory of Jari Gamlin. Final shall be played at Kamba ground on 8th
of next month.
AR computer programme in Changlang
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Eight week long Computer workshop for the youth of Changlang organized
by 25 AR under the aegis of 25 Sector AR /DAH Div ended yesterday.
The workshop was sixth in the series of computer trainings which has already trained
176 children since the inception of civic action program by 25 AR in Oct 2008.
DIG 25 Sect AR Birg J S Negi, VSM who was the chief guest at the training programme
expressed satisfaction at the interest shown by students towards learning computers
that would go a long way in facilitating strong foundation toward their career prospects.
Honoring the recommendation from the parents of students, who were also invitees
for the function, the chief guest assured of running similar capsules periodically
free of cost.
AHYWA backs AKKDSU demand
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: All Hake Youth Welfare Association (AHYWA) appealed to the state
government to accept All Kurung Kumey District Students’ Union (AKKDSU)’s demands
for re-introducing Air Dropping system for PDS supply to remotest destinations for
regular and timely distribution of ration items.
The association also expressed the fear that people of various remote and far flung
areas of Kurung Kumey will die of hunger if head load carriage system for supply
of PDS items is continued. Since its introduction, this head load carriage system
proved to be a total failure due to remoteness and inaccessibility of places.
Meanwhile All Julang Khu Youth Society has revealed that many people of Tali area
have left their native places in search of food items and settled down in various
places like Itanagar, Ziro etc. Later, they have forgotten to return to their own
villages obviously due to the fear of scarcity of food items.
While extending whole-hearted support to AKKDSU’s proposed dharna in front of CM’s
Bungalow on August 30 to register its strong opposition to reintroduction of head
load carriage system in Kurung Kumey district, the Julang Khu Youth Society urged
the Government to reconsider its decision for the sake of people living in remote
Meanwhile, the society organized a social service today to clean the AKKDSU Marg
at Papu Nalla constructed in memory of former AKKDSU finance secretary Langyuk Tajit,
who died in a road accident in 2006.
Society demands road connectivity
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Bullang Welfare Society has demanded road connectivity from Parsi-Parlo
to various other places like Taba, Damin, Chota, Tongbia Rasik, Nyokunang, Tawriang
(Puroik village), Pado and Tali. It also demanded for establishing atleast a primary
school at Tongbia-Rasik anchal segment, which is one of the 10 anchal segments under
Parsi Parlo, where not a single educational institutions exists. The society demanded
the ZPM of Parsi Parlo to take up the matter with Government.
Meanwhile, the BWS supported 12-hour ANSU sponsored bandh on September Six in support
of its various demands, including the demand for establishment of the proposed Polytechnic
College at Yachuli, declaration of Kara-Dadi as National Park, construction of Hydel
Project In Kurung Kumey and improvement of road connectivity to various places in
ALSU support ASUS’ demands
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU) supported the demands of Arunachal
Students’ Union Shillong (ASUS), which includes reconstruction of Arunachal Bhawan
at Shillong for convenience of the people of Arunachal, especially student studying
While extending support to other demands of the Shillong-based students union, ALSU
said that Meghalaya being one of the best choices for higher education for students
of the state, construction of a Girls Hostel in land available at Bhawan premises
is an urgent necessary. It also stressed the need for having students dormitory for
short accommodation in all such state bhawans in the country.
ASUS’ other two demands were replacement of the APST bus with a new one and affiliation
of the present Arunachal Boys Hostel at Shillong with the state government, ALSU
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: All Capital Complex Contract Workers Union (ACCCWU) has expressed
deep shock at the sudden demise of its executive member Late Rakesh Sharma, manager
of Satyam Ispat Industry, Banderdewa, who died on Aug 26.
The union appealed the factory authorities to extend financial assistance to the
family members of Late Rakesh Sharma who was a dedicated and sincere manager of
The rank and file of the union expressed deep sense of condolence to the bereaved
family and pray to Almighty for eternal peace of departed soul.
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: The executive body of Lower Subansiri District Olympic Association
(DOA) has been reconstituted with Kamin Toko and Kalung Tani as president and Secretary
General respectively for smooth functioning.
Society demands action
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Capital Complex Lego Welfare society alleged that an attempt was
made on the life of Kabuk Lego of NERIST who is pursuing PG course in Social Forestry.
Hage Nobin, a PG student of the Institute, attacked Kabuk Lego without any provocation
with a stone while he was asleep in his hostel room at 2 am in the morning of August
28, the Society informed.
The attack has seriously injured Kabuk Lego and left him with a broken nose and many
grievous injuries on his face and body and presently is undergoing treatment at RKM
hospital Itanagar, it said.
An FIR has been registered against Hage Nobin at the Nirjuli Police station for
intending to cause serious injuries to the victim. The society demanded the Director
of NERIST to give exemplary punishment by expelling Hage Nobin from the institute
so that such kinds of incident are not repeated in the future.
The society also demanded the Police to trace out the culprit who is absconding after
the incident and punish him as per the Law.
Puchi Geku without CO
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Upper Subansiri Unit of All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU-USU) demanded
for immediate posting of a circle officer (CO) at Puchi Geku for normal functioning
of the CO office for public convenience.
ANSU-USU, in a release, claimed that the CO office was haphazardly functioning without
a circle officer since last one month which has caused great inconvinience to the
general public as well as other officials in carrying out day to day works.
Meanwhile, the Union, while drawing attention of the authority concerned towards
dilapidated school infrastructure of the Middle School Liruk, which was upgraded
in 2004, the students union appealed for complete renovation of the school building.
Kurung Kumey ATA appeals
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: Kurung Kumey district unit of Arunachal Teachers Association (ATA)
appealed to the Commissioner, Education to release the backlog stipend bill for five
month of the year 2009-10 to refund credits taken by school authorities.
A team of the ATA unit, which called on the Commissioner yesterday, also pleaded
for releasing stipend bill of this month for smooth functioning of schools.
Shopkeepers register protest against AdiSU
PASIGHAT: Pasighat Market Association has registered their protest against the activities
of AdiSU and downed shutters today.
The AdiSU members failed to keep promises to maintain peace and tranquility and tried
to damage public properties pelting stones in the main market area on August 26 night
stated Onyok Tamuk President PMA in a written statement to the Deputy Commissioner,
He further alleged that members of AdiSU summoned the shopkeepers and asked money
for keeping their shops open during the bandh on August 26 last.
The PMA in a meeting resolved and demanded immediate arrest and stringent action
against the four miscreants of AdiSU who tried to break peace in market area. It
further demanded adequate security in and around Pasighat market to ensure safety
and security of businessmen. (DIPRO)
Are We There?
ITANAGAR: Directorate of School Education is organizing a state level science seminar
for students on the topic India and World Science: Are We There? at Vivekananda Hall,
RK M Hospital, Itanagar on August 31.
ITANAGAR: Adi feature film Gyargo Pongkok will be released on September 1next.
The film is being produced under the banner of Arunachal Pradesh Film World.