Siang on spate, portion of Upper and East Siang flooded
8 dead in Mossing
ITANAGAR, Sept 9: Eight persons are reported dead in Mossing village under Tuting
Circle in Upper Siang following mudslides triggered by incessant rain. According
to information the deaths occurred after they were buried in the debris following
massive slides. Details are awaited. Rest of Upper Siang is facing the brunt of floods
with five houses in Gosang and eight in Yingkiong town washed away.
Local MLA Alo Libang informed this daily that because of incessant rain, the district
was flooded on the intervening night of Sept 8-9. He said that Tuting-Aalo-Mariyang
roads are cut off with major damages at Siking Bridge. Apart from WRC fields, several
government infrastructures are reported to be damaged.
The MLA further said that telephone, power and water supply has been snapped in the
district while adding that if connectivity is not restored soon, there would be shortages
of medicine in the district.
Even as the debate on damming of Siang continues, the River is on spate affecting
several villages. The River is flowing 75 inches above danger level flooding several
low lying areas and threatening Pasighat Township. People living at these areas have
been asked to move to safer places.
East Siang Deputy Commissioner Onit Panyang when contacted said situation was grim
with 21 Mile and parts of Airfield and other low lying areas under flood water. He
said that district administration has made temporary arrangements at Daying Ering
Memorial School which has been earmarked as relief camp.
The power supply is disrupted in the district and restoration couldn’t be carried
out by the power department due to block edge of road communication at several places.
The Pasighat-Pangin and Pasighat-Mebo road communication is snapped following breach
at several places.
It is reported that Siku RCC Bridge at Ayeng has been majorly breached with vehicles
stranded on either side of the roads.
Earlier to take stock of the situation, the DC along with other officers visited
all the flood prone areas and held an emergency meeting with the officers as pre-disaster
management to deal with the situation.
Meanwhile Flash flood triggered by torrential rain in the last couple of days caused
damage in Capital region. According to Damsite (West) Welfare Committee and East
Damsite Welfare Committee (EDWC) release, flash flood created havoc at Upper and
East Damsite area of Naharlagun today and damaged at least 23 dwelling houses, including
residential plots which prompted local MLA Techi Kaso to rush to the affected area.
Flood also damaged protection walls and two bridges at Damsite. Both the associations
appealed the local MLA and district administration to provide immediate relief to
the affected people.
At Prem Nagar colony, many domestic animals and household properties were washed
away by Lagun River which is on spate this morning incurring heavy losses to the
owners, claimed Prem Nagar Colony Welfare Committee.
It appealed to the department concerned to provide relief to the affected families
and also to protect the colony from flood havoc through initiating flood controlling
Meanwhile, Banderdewa Bazar Welfare Committee, in a release, informed that business
establishments, including Himatsingka Auto Agency, Satyam Ispat Factory, Buishi Yada
Motors and Apatani Colony have been badly affected by gashing flood water. The flood
water damaged vehicles and buildings of both Himatsingka Auto Agency and Buishi Yada
Motors and inundated the Apatani Colony forcing the residents to evacuate from home,
the committee claimed.
The members of Bazaar Committee extended their helping hands to Himatsingka Auto
agency through social service. It appealed to the state Govt to assess the extent
of damages caused by flood and provide relief to the affected families.
Apang sent to judicial remand yet again
ITANAGAR, Sept 9: Former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Gegong Apang has been sent
to 14 days judicial remand today by Lakhimpur Special Session Court. The decision
came even as the High Court Judge K. Meruno on Sept 7 refused to hear the case citing
personal reasons while ruling that case could be heard at a lower court.
The lawyers are expected to move the High court on Monday next when another bench
Today, the Judge Pradip K Khanikar in his verdict said that “On perusal of the records,
it appears that bail prayer is pending for disposal before the High Court. Keeping
in view the material founds, available in the case dairy as well as the propriety,
I am of the opinion that the accused should not be enlarged on bail” while he handed
out a judicial custody of 14 days.
The court further ruled that the investigating agency is allowed to interrogate Apang
subject to supervision and advice of board of doctors attending him for his ailment.
The IO was further directed to ensure regular health check up at the interval of
48 hours and not to use any third degree method during interrogation.
The drama began on August 24 when Apang was arrested by SIC for his alleged involvement
in a multi-crore PDS scam. After the completion of seven days on Aug 31, the remand
was extended to another week.
According to official sources, Apang who is currently lodged at RKM Hospital would
be shifted to Naharlagun State Guest House.
Khandu calls for collective responsibility to bring cooperative movement on track
ITANAGAR Sept 9: “A holistic approach and collective responsibility have to be shouldered
by the dedicated members of cooperation to gear up the cooperative movement in the
state to bring back its lost glory”, asserted State Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu
while addressing the participants at the state level seminar on Drafting of State
Cooperative Policy here in Banquet Hall today.
Recalling the cooperative society’s success in implementation of Public Distribution
System during 1980s and 1990s, Khandu said that the institution became very strong
to render all other consumer services as well in the state in that period. “We need
to regain that status and redefine the cooperative movement with its priorities and
work out new strategies keeping in view the national policies and existing potentialities
in the state”, the chief minister emphatically said.
Khandu believed that the Arunachal cooperatives could play a pivotal role in shaping
micro & macro level economy of the state. He categorically pointed out that the Apex
bank which had been bailed out by the state government to initiate pro poor services,
need to redefine its priorities and should lead the cooperative movement. He suggested
for an action plan to be prepared for financial inclusion in collaboration with NABARD
to augment activities based on Self Help Groups by the Apex Bank through LAMPS. While
advocating for taking up micro hydel projects by the cooperative in the state, the
chief minister called for promoting economic activities like piggery, backyard, poultry,
diary farms etc. through cooperative LAMPS. He further informed that in the backdrop
of two Army Divisions coming up in the state, the cooperative institution could supply
necessary consumer items to them. He assured that government would help and provide
all logistic support in form of agreement and assurance from the Army to the cooperative
institution in the regard.
The chief minister on requesting the central government institutions like National
Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC), National Horticulture Board, National
ST Finance & Development Corporation, Ministry of Food Processing Industries to create
basic infrastructure to harness the potentiality of the state, believed that their
assistance would go a long way in redefining the cooperative societies in the state.
While appreciating the draft state cooperative policy, Khandu hoped that this policy
would help in government agencies to undertake multidisciplinary activities for the
welfare of the people of the state.
In his welcome address, Parliamentary Secretary Nido Pavitra highlighted on the draft
state cooperative policy and said that it would provide a blueprint for shaping the
cooperative movement in the state. He appreciated the effort of NCDC and various
other experts and hoped for an excellent recommendation for drafting the state cooperative
Managing Director NCDC in his brief speech assured the house that his agency would
be providing soft loans for taking up micro/macro schemes under cooperative institution
in the state.
Among others Health and Family Welfare & Cooperation Minister Tanga Byaling, Parliamentary
Secretaries Padi Richo and Phosum Khimhun, Cooperation Secretary A B Shukla besides
host of officers and representatives of NGOs were present in the meeting. (PRO to
Export Awareness Workshop
Efforts on for border trades with Bhutan, Myanmar & China: Sena
ITANAGAR Sept 9: Sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce Govt. of India, a one day
Workshop on Export Awareness was organized by the State department of Trade and Commerce
in association with Federation of Indian Export Organization NER, Kolkata here today.
The workshop aimed at providing scope and opportunities for the North Eastern States
Attending the one day programme as the Chief Guest, Minister Finance, IPR and Trade
and Commerce Setong Sena said that State has a geographically economic potential
and can become the gateway to the ASEAN countries. Both central and the State government
are doing its best and taking up all efforts to open up border trade through Pangsau
Pass, through Bleeting / Dongsengmang with Bhutan and identified feasible locations
with China. The signing of the ASEAN treaty will also prove to be a major advantage
for our state to open the door to associate its entrepreneurs with the world market
and thereby, paving ways for the nation to boost its economy. Talking about the potentials
of the state, Sena said, the state has abundance of exportable products such as orange,
apples, kiwis, medicinal plants, handloom and handicraft and various other agricultural,
horticultural and organic products which are high in demand at the International
market, but these products cannot reach the competitive market owing to the lack
of proper knowledge and required infrastructure in the state. Therefore, this workshop
conducted by the FIEO under the aegis of Ministry of Commerce in association with
the department of Trade and Commerce, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh will go along way
in generating awareness for development of export in the state.
In order to materialize the export potential of the state, there should be steady
supply of export- oriented entrepreneur, therefore the more entrepreneurs the state
would have the faster the potential would be encased which will further lead to prosperity
of the State in general and the country as a whole, the Minister added.
Setong Sena, further highlighting the present funding pattern under the Export Development
Fund- NER which is in the ratio of 30:70, said Ministry of commerce shared the rest
of 70% as bank loan. Since our state has just the first generation entrepreneurs
and therefore, the entrepreneurs finds it difficult to get credit linkage through
bank to promote their programmes, hence Sena urged upon the Officers from Ministry
of commerce present that EDF-NER fund should be reverted back to 100% funding system.
Earlier the Jt. Secretary Ministry of Commerce and Industry GoI, Shyam S Agarwal
in his keynote address highlighted on the programmes and policies on Indian Export
products, its scope and opportunities especially of North Eastern State of the Nation.
He further said Government intervention is needed to make use and channalized the
potentialities of our state which in return will expend the market scope in the national
and international market, will guarantee more employment opportunities to the state
and will increase the economic condition.
Zonal JDGFT, Kolkata P Halider also spoke on the occasion and gave brief view on
Foreign Trade Policy, Export documentation/ incentives in his power point presentation.
Attending the programme were Chief Manager EXIM Bank, CES ZIDGFT, Jt. Secretary MoC,
Secretary FIED, DDG FIED, state entrepreneurs, Director and Dy. Director Trade and
Commerce and media persons.(DIPR)
Ramesh calls off Pasighat visit
ITANAGAR, Sept 9: Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh who was set to visit Pasighat
on Sept 11 to have direct consultations with people to find out ground realities
about the power projects on Siang has called off his visit. Though there was no official
communication in this regards, sources said that the visit was called off following
The Minister would however go ahead with Guwahati program where down streams affected
people are expected to meet him.
The minister had agreed to come to Assam and Arunachal to have direct consultations
after Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti of Assam with experts from Dibrugarh University,
IIT Guwahati and Kalpavriksh, Siang Peoples Forum, Downstream Anti Dam Committee
of Lower Dibang Valley and All Idu Mishmi Students Union met him in New Delhi on
Aug 10 to register their protest and fear at large power projects in Arunachal.
Education finds priority in AAPSU’s 11-point memo to govt
ITANAGAR, Sept 9: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has submitted 11
point memorandum to Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu regarding various social issues
confronting the people. While submitting the memorandum, union also served 20 days
ultimatum to state government to fulfill the demands failing which AAPSU will launch
series of agitation.
Topping the chart of AAPSU demand is renaming of Rajiv Gandhi University as Arunachal
University. Citing historical fact, union stated that it was late Indira Gandhi,
the then Prime Minister of India in the year 1984, while laying foundation stone
named it as Arunachal University understanding the significance of Arunachal Pradesh
and its unique identity as tribal state. Keeping the sentiments of Arunachalee citizen,
state government should take urgent steps to rename lone University of state as Arunachal
The Union said that to mark hundredth year of Pasighat, state university should
be established at Pasighat while adding that state needs another centre of learning
to cater to the need of rising number of students.
Union also urged authority to increase seats allocated to Arunachalee students from
present 10% to 30% at North East Regional Institute of Science and Technology as
many talented students who want to pursue an engineering degree could not go out
of state due to poor economic condition of their parents. Drawing the attention of
government towards pathetic conditions of schools, AAPSU further urged state government
to take steps towards demarcation of school land by constructing boundary walls and
build hostels with adequate infrastructure.
The union further called for release of stipends to the students which it says has
been pending for the last 5 months. It further urged the state government to release
the student stipend after every two months interval.
The Union also demanded immediate sanctioning of ` 200 crore as a special package
in the education sector for the completion of the entire ongoing project and schemes
that have remain incomplete owing to paucity of fund.
AAPSU further objected to issue of Schedule Tribes Certificates to off springs of
Arunachalee girls married to non Arunachalee including some refugees illegally settled
in the state by Deputy Commissioners of many districts of the state without any proper
verification. It vehemently demands that government of Arunachal take immediate steps
to cancel the ST certificates.
Union also demanded rising of Arunachal Regiment. With constant boundary tension
against China, union believed it can inspire and motivated our youths to adorn the
uniforms of the Indian Army and join other forces in guarding the borders. Besides
it also could solve much unemployment including the militancy problems in the state.
The Union suggested that Arunachal Scout Headquarter be established at Khatan village
under Lohit to counter insurgency problem of eastern Arunachal and refugee problems
which require daily security vigilances. Also union informed that local people of
Kathan are ready to donate land for free of cost.
AAPSU also expressed serious concern over way militancy have crippled the development
of Tirap and Chanlang district. Though Department of Tirap and Changlang (DoTC) has
been formed, no visible development can be seen.
It is shocking to observe that no substantial progress has been made so far and it
is learn that the fund meant for development of these two districts has been covertly
diverted into the coffers of proscribed Naga Outfit, AAPSU stated.
Further, the AAPSU suggest to the govt. that the fund meant for DoTC should be used
for infrastructure development of Deomali College, Tirap and Ranfra College, Changlang
alternately in the coming- two financial year, so that the two colleges could come
up at par with the other college of the state.
AAPSU further questioned the reason behind inordinate delay created by the authorities
in not initiating steps to complete the Green Field Airport which was inaugurated
by then Union Home Minister, Shivraj Patil with much fan fare and gaiety. Hence,
AAPSU urge upon the state government to take up the matters to all stake holders
involved in this project on priority basis and make this aerodrome operational within
a year’s period.
Union demanded that govt. of Arunachal Pradesh comes out with a "White Paper" entailing
numbers of power projects awarded to all firms with all documents including copies
of MOU, revenue generated from these power projects and policies framed to protect
interest of the locals and thereof.
AAPSU has urged government to release pending PDS bill immediately. Just because
of the mistakes of few contractors, government should not punish all, Union stated.
Union also believed till pending bills are settled to local contractors, government
may find it tough to streamline the PDS system of state.
Arunachal in dire need of a sports policy
ITANAGAR, Sept 9: Renewing its earlier demand, the Arunachal Olympic Association
(AOA), in its Annual General Body Meeting yesterday, urged the State Government to
prepare a state sports policy as early as possible so that it could be tabled before
the next Assembly Session for approval.
For streamlining sports sector, including administrative process, Arunachal Pradesh
in dire need of a foolproof sports policy, the AOA observed and urged various sports
organizations/associations functioning in the state to submit their suggestions,
feedbacks, if any, in written to AOA within the next 15 days which would be further
submitted to the Government.
“The demand placed before the Government for formulating a sports policy earlier
could not materialize, even after constitution of a committee for the purpose, due
to change of Government,” AOA president Padi Richo informed. He suggested the meeting
to continue to mount pressure on Government and policy makers for realization of
The AOA president also suggested for direct allocation of fund to AOA for easy distribution
to various affiliated sports bodies in the time of need. He advocated that 80 per
cent of the total fund allocation should be given to AOA and rest 20 per cent be
kept for Sports Authority of Arunachal (SAA) for other administrative purposes which
was unanimously supported by the participants.
It was also resolved in the meeting that Government will direct every department
to adopt a particular sports discipline in case it fails to provide necessary fund.
Richo also advised various sports associations and organizations to approach only
AOA for any fund allocation. The meeting resolved, among others, to demand for,
sufficient fund allocation for sports sector, constitution of district sports bodies
and their affiliation with AOA within two months, submission of name list of medal
winning/brilliant sportspersons in Govt. department for recruitment under 5 pc reservation
policy of Govt., preparation of a sport calender, early construction of multi-purpose
indoor stadium within capital complex, renovation and security fencing around RG
Earlier, venting out its anger over Government’s apathy towards development of sports
sector and meagre fund allocation, Arunachal Pradesh Wushu Association President
Toko Teki questioned the credibility of sports bosses in the state and their role
in the development of Games and Sports in Arunachal Pradesh. Describing his bitter
experience in organizing an NE level championship, Teki said that being a president
of the state Wushu association, he had to manage everything at his own with the help
of a local youth association, few local public leaders and well wishers during the
North East Wushu Championship held at Kimin recently. He flayed the Government for
not releasing any fund for organizing events where state’s prestige is involved.
He further appealed to AOA to include the names of medal winning Wushu players along
with other players, in its proposed list to be submitted to various Govt departments
so that Wushu players too get the benefit of the government’s reservation policy
Arunachal Weightlifting Association (AWA) president Techi Abraham suggested AOA to
demand Government to increase the quota of reservations for sportspersons from the
present 5 % to 10%.
Arunachal Karate-Do-Association president Likha Tara criticized authorities concerned
of sports department for failing to live up to the expectations of sportspersons
in the state. He suggested AOA to prepare a sports calender for easy and smooth fundings.
Regretting the unavailability of coaches, Kage Dodum of Athletics Association, appealed
for appointing coaches first. He informed that there has been no coaches for the
state athletic team since long.
Arunachal Cricket Association (ACA) Secretary General Tado Kholie suggested for approaching
various business establishments, well wishers for sponsorship.
Earlier, AOA secretary G Doke highlighting the aims and objective of the meeting,
appealed to various sports organizations, associations to put concerted effort for
development of games and sports in the state. He said their cooperation with AOA
would go a long way in raising the standard of sports in Arunachal Pradesh.
Later, AOA felicitated various medal winning players of various disciplines of 2009-10
with traditional mufflers.
Representatives from almost all state level sports organizations/associations, including
Arunachal Taekwondo Association, Arunachal Karate-Do-Association, Arunachal Pradesh
Wushu Association, Arunachal Chess Association, Arunachal Pradesh Football Association,
Arunachal Cricket Association, Arunachal Weightlifting Association, All Arunachal
Boxing Association, Athletics Association, attended the meeting.
Sports and youth affairs asst. director Tadar Apa, AOA and APFA vice president Taba
Tader also spoke on the occasion.
IFS officer dies in road accident
ITANAGAR, Sept 9: In a tragic road accident, Indian Forest Service officer Kayang
Pertin lost his life yesterday evening. It is reported that the car in which officer
was traveling with his wife and other family members met with an accident near Balipara
while on its way back to Itanagar from Roing.
The other occupants including the wife are reported to be injured. Late Pertin was
posted at PCCF office Itanagar as Conservator of Forest (HQ) and is survived by his
wife two sons and two daughters. He joined the State Forest Service in 1981and was
inducted in Indian Forest Service in 2003.
His mortal remains have been taken back to Roing for last rites.
BJP, Adi Baane Kebang, Education Minister Bosiram Siram and Deputy Speaker Tapang
Taloh have all expressed shock at the death of the officer. Bharatiya Janata Party
(BJP) while condoling the sudden demise of Pertin termed him as a thorough gentleman
and a visionary personality in the state and said that his death is a great loss
for the state.
ABK in a message said that his sudden death is a great loss to the society. It convened
a meeting today in which they observed two minute silence as a mark of respect and
prayed for speedy recovery and blessings for late Kayang Pertin’s wife and his children.
Education Minister Bosiram Siram and Deputy Speaker Tapang Taloh expressed shock
over the sudden demise of Kayeng Pertin. He was an outstanding officer and made tremendous
contribution for the department and was also associated with various social activities,
they said in separate releases.
Committee puts forward Basar as HQ
ITANAGAR, Sept 9: District Demand Action Committee (DDAC), Basar Assembly constituency
has appealed the state Govt to expedite the up-gradation of the Basar ADC headquarter
to full-fledged district headquarters for new district.
While submitting a reminder letter to the Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu yesterday,
a delegation of DDAC said that the chief minister himself had assured up-gradation
ADC HQ at Basar on Dec 10, 2008 and subsequently the state Cabinet in principle
had approved Basar as district headquarter on Aug 7, 2009. The Committee said after
patient hearing the chief minister responded positively for constitution of high
power committee to settle the district HQ issue very soon.
Meanwhile, reacting to the press statement of DDJAC of Likabali and Nari-Koyu assembly
constituencies, the DDAC clarified that the demand of the Basar people for creation
of district is not a new one. In fact the representatives of Basar and Likabali constituencies
jointly put their efforts for creation of a new district curving out from existing
West Siang district, which, however, did not yield fruitful results, the committee
Describing the remarks of the DDJAC that Basar people are unilaterally and clandestinely
dragging the Likabali Assembly constituency area into their demand as unfortunate,
the Committee said it is up to the Govt to demarcate the boundary or prepare new
map for the new district and it has no objection for inclusion/exclusion of any
assembly segment wholly or partly in the new district with Basar as its HQ.
The DDJAC yesterday said that “Basar may demand for separate district provided they
don’t drag unilaterally, capriciously and clandestinely the 28 Likabali assembly
constituency area into it.”
Regarding naming of the district, the committee said though temporary name was proposed
as ‘Heart land’ or Lepa Rada, it has invited suggestion for any other suitable name
for the district.
The people of Basar constituency are well aware of the problems of the people
of foothills area and are raising voice in different forums for socio economic
development and for solution to boundary problems being faced by the people of foothills
area, the committee said while adding that creation of unnecessary confusion does
Vote for Toko Teji
ITANAGAR, Sept 9: Various organizations of the state come out in support of wonder
boy Toko Teji who is in the quarter final stage of reality show –“India’s Govt Talent
Khoj-2” contest in Colors TV.
In a noble gesture All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) today distributed
pamphlets and free recharge coupon in Rajiv Gandhi University and Dera Natung Government
College seeking support for Toko Teji, an Arunachalee boy.
Arunachal Artistes Forum (AAF) appealed the people, of the region to vote for Teji.
The success of Teji will boost the morale of the upcoming youth artistes not only
in Arunachal Pradesh but also whole North East, it added.
Meanwhile, Itanagar Market Welfare Association (IMWA) and All Nyishi Students’ Union
(ANSU) Upper Subansiri unit have appealed the general people, including business
community and Govt officials of their respective area to vote for Teji. SMS voting
line will open from 9 pm on Sept 10 to 9 am of Sept 11. One can send sms TT and send
it to 56882 to vote for him. 100 votes are valid per SIM card.
Civil army meet decides to control indiscriminate quarrying
Tawang, Sept 9: Tawang, Deputy Commissioner Gamli Padu addressing a civil-army coordination
review meeting in his office chamber, today wished to further the cordial relations
in Tawang district. The meeting centered on road, electrification and lightning,
land and quarry, grazing permits, garage lifting.
The use of Bomdir Stone quarry was sought upon in the meeting wherein it was agreed
by both the parties that, that to avoid indiscriminate quarrying the area shall be
demarcated by a team consisting civil and army authorities and that the extraction
shall be regulated jointly by the Mineral Guard and Army Personnel, subject to payment
of revenue fixed by the Government.
To mitigate the inconvenience of obtaining and renewal of Grazing Permits by the
Grazers of forward area especially near Lungur post, Mago, Chunna, Tsachu, Bumla
area and Brown Hill sector, it was agreed that alternative documents like Election
Photo Identity Cards, Ration Cards, ST certificate, Birth certificate, PRC, APST
I/Card shall be entertained for identity proof. In case of non availability of any
case of these documents, their details shall be forwarded for police
The Army also requested the district administration for lifting of garbage from 190
Mtn Bde on every Saturdays by the garbage lifting truck of UD. They said that for
this purpose they are ready to assist with two porters.
It was informed that to strengthen the civil army relation in the district, construction
of a Maitree Chowk has been drawn out with a traditional Prayer Wheel (Mani) at Chujee,
and the district administration agreed to provide any possible help and assistance
from their end.
Maintenance of road from Chuje Army Check post to Circuit House shall be taken up
in the Town Road Improvement plan.
Commander 190 Mountain Brigade Sudhakar Jee raised the matter of repair and maintenance
of Mini Hydro Electric projects within army area especially, Bumla and Kretin (T-Gonpa)
to be taken up with the Government.
Regarding street-lightening from Nehru-Market to War Memorial and ITBP area, and
the electrification of Maratha Ground and Kreting, the EE, Electrical assured to
complete the work within a stipulated time period and subject to availability of
existing power sources and capacities.
Concerning the land acquisition proposals, it was decided that it would be done subject
to the condition that tourism spots, religious places and grazing grounds are not
disturbed and interfered with.
The next civil-army coordination meeting has been fixed on the first Monday of November.
Legal Awareness Campaign
ITANAGAR, Sept 9: The Lower Subansiri District Bar Association, Ziro conducted a
Legal Awareness Campaign at Govt. H. S. School, Yazali yesterday.
ADC YachulYowa Topu while speaking at the occasion said that it is necessary to make
people aware about law to prevent crime and maintain peace and tranquility in the
area. He has appreciated the Lower Subansiri District Bar Association for conducting
Legal Awareness Campaign and urged them to conduct similar legal awareness campaign
in different parts of the District.
Hage Taka, Judicial Magistrate First Class, Ziro said that commission of offence
is a crime punishable under law and it is sin too. Everyone should lead a disciplined
life for peace and prosperity of the area. It is in peaceful atmosphere, economic
development takes place.
CO cum BDO, Yachuli J. T. Obi advised the students present to be disciplined and
told the students to become law abiding citizen. He said might is right was law in
the law of jungle in the past. Now, laws govern us.
The members of the Lower Subansiri District Bar Association spoke on the Labour law,
Environmental law, Consumer law, Women & child related law, Criminal law and RTI
Act. They advised the public to abide by the law and to take benefit of the laws.
Summer Cup Football
BTFC, MVFC earn full points
ITANAGAR, Sept 9: BTFC and MVFC won their respective matches against MDFC and MMUFC
in the 2nd Papum Pare Summer Cup Invitational Football Championship played at Rajiv
Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today.
BTFC beat MDFC 3-0 while MVFC, which played out a 1-1 draw against NERIST on the
opening day of the tournament piped MMUFC 2-1 to earn full points.
In tomorrow’s first match, 3rd IRBN will play against LYFC at 2 pm and CCSC will
test the might of BAES in the day’s second match at 4 pm.
Premkumar becomes youngest Indian Intl. Wushu judge
ITANAGAR, Sept 9: Master Premkumar Singh, Chief Coach of All Arunachal Pradesh Wushu
Association has become the youngest Indian to qualify at any International Wushu
Judges Examination. Singh achieved the feat by qualifying in the International Wushu
Judges Examination Course conducted by the International Wushu Federation (IWUF)
at Beijing, China from August 18 to 26 last. Judges from over 50 countries attended
the Judges Examination, according to AAPWA release.
Singh, who has been playing a important role in popularizing Wushu in the state,
had started the sport in the Arunachal in 2003. Since then, he has been working for
development of the sport in Arunachal Pradesh.
So far, Arunachal has produced many national and international medalist under his
technical guidance. AAPWA hoped that state would reach to new height in wushu under
his able guidance. It lauded the state chief minister Dorjee Khandu, Parliamentary
secretary, sports and youth affairs Wangki Lowang, Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong and
MLA Techi Kaso for providing all support.
Meanwhile, Horticulture Minister Honchum Ngadam lauded Singh for his rare achievement.
Handique for growth in industrial and services sectors
ITANAGAR, Sept 9: Bijoy Krishna Handique, Minister of Mines & Development of North
Eastern Region (DoNER) inaugurated a Seminar on Development of Manufacturing and
Service Sector in the North Eastern Region organized by North East Development Financial
Corporation (NEDFi) at Gangtok today.
In his inaugural address Handique spoke at length about the various initiatives undertaken
by the Ministry of DoNER for furthering Industrial Progress in the Region. He said
“We are all aware that the growth of industrial and services sectors is crucial for
providing gainful employment to the educated youth. However, the growth of these
sectors has not been commensurate with the potential that exists in the region. The
purpose of this seminar is to address the issues affecting these sectors. I also
hope that today, a mechanism will also be worked out so that these identified constraints
are removed at the earliest in a specific time frame through a monitoring mechanism”.
Handique opined that the `5430 Crore Gas Cracker project would present an opportunity
to entrepreneurs from all over the North Eastern Region by creating avenues for setting
up Downstream Industries related to plastic processing.
Handique also mentioned his Ministry’s commitment towards the development of Sikkim
with special reference to the subjects of Border Trade and the Floriculture, Horticulture
and Bamboo Sectors. He said that the people from Sikkim should extract maximum benefits
from Border Trade, which at the moment is negligible. A proposal for revising the
list of tradable items from the Government of Sikkim has already been sent to the
Commerce Ministry, Government of India.
Handique assured the Chief Minister, Sikkim that he will take up the matter with
the relevant authorities for clearing the same.
Handique also mooted the idea of creating an integrated Buddhist tourism Circuit
in the North Eastern Region by connecting Sikkim to other states like Arunachal Pradesh.
He stressed that Inter State connectivity between the different North Eastern states
is mandatory to ensure unstinted progress in the region. He also announced that he
will take necessary action to ensure a greater presence of institutions like NEDFi,
NERAMAC and NEHHDC in Sikkim to cater to the related sectoral needs of the state.
SF 8 from Oct 9
ITANAGAR, Sept 9: The first ever state football league, named Super Football 8 League
(SF 8) will begin at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun from October Nine onwards.
It was decided in a meeting of the Organizing Committee (OC) today.
The tournament will be conducted as per latest All India Football Federation (AIFF)
& FIFA Rules. Registered district team/club will qualify for the tournament and each
team will consist of 22 players, including manager and coach, the OC said, adding
that teams should confirm their participation on or before September 25.
The organizing committee appealed to all to extend cooperation to OC and help in
cash or kind or in form of sponsorship for making the football league a grand success
which is being organized under aegis of under the aegis of Arunachal Pradesh Football
AJ launches campaign against drug addiction
ITANAGAR, Sept 9: Arunachal Jagriti, an NGO, today launched its district level school
wise campaign against drug addiction among youths at GHSS here.
A discussion was held to devise an action plan to eradicate the social evils from
the state which was attended by RKM Hospital Secretary Swamiji Vishweshananda and
Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Commission chairperson Komli Mossang as chief guest and
guest of honour respectively. Dr. M Kare, a senior physician of RK Mission Hospital
was the resource person.
According to AJ release, the campaign aims at creating awareness among youth of the
need to eradicate the social evils from the state for a healthy society and highlight
the evil sides of consuming drugs.
ATA extend supports to AASSATA
ITANAGAR, Sept 9: Arunachal Teachers’ Association (ATA) appealed to the state government
to redress the long pending issue of the All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers’
Association’s (AASSATA) and regularize their jobs.
It further, extending its support to AASSATA’s demands said that thousands of SSA
teachers have served the state for 6-7 years in remote areas in highly challenging
conditions and are still serving without job security. Their appealed for job security
is quite justified, it added.
Meanwhile, All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers’ Association, Kurung Kumey
District Unit extended support to All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers’ Association’s
proposed pen down strike and other charter of demands including early regularization
of SSA teachers on seniority basis.
It appealed to the state government to fulfill the demands of AASSATA immediately.
Four Army jawans dies
ITANAGAR, Sept 9: Four Army jawans are reported dead in Elephant Pass at West Kameng
district when the vehicle they were travelling met with an accident. The jawans were
on their way to Tawang when they met with the accident. At least ten mules traveling
in the vehicle are also reported dead.
ITANAGAR, Sept 9: Papum Pare District Chess Association (PPDCA) has been formed and
affiliated with All Arunachal Pradesh Chess Association (AAPCA). Further, Chera Krishna
and Kholie Topu have been appointed as president and general secretary of the association
Volleyball tourney at Siyum
ITANAGAR, Sept 9: The first ever Volleyball Tournament organized by All Siyum Youth
Club was won by Baki Bazar team defeating Bodmas team on September five last. ASM
Tapa Baki and ASM chairperson Tapa Siyum attended the tournament as chief guest and
guest of honour respectively.
Meanwhile, the Club demanded the Health department to post Doctor at Siyum PHC which
is running without doctor since last three years and sufficient teachers at various
schools under Siyum circle. It also demanded the State Government for immediate completion
of the steel bridge over Subansiri river. The club threatened to launch democratic
movement if its demands are not fulfilled within 10 days.
ITANAGAR, Sept 9: All Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teacher’s Association Sangram Unit (ASSATASU)
was formed in a meeting held recently on September four last at Govt. Hr. Sec. School
with Tamchi Taniang and Tai Ranjeev as president and secretary respectively to safeguard
the interest of SSA teachers.
ITANAGAR, Sept 9: Describing that early appointment of sportspersons in various departments
under Govt’s reservation policy would be a morale booster, All Arunachal Sports Youth
Association (AASYA) appealed to the State Government as well as Tax and Excise Department
for immediate appointment of the four recommended candidates.
It said that Govt. reservation policy, if implemented successfully by every Govt
department, would inject new life to the sportspersons to rededicate themselves for
uplifting the sports sector. Further, it would encourage them to take up sports as
a career, it said.
NEHMCS fresher’s meet
ITANAGAR, Sept 9: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union General Secretary Tujum Poyom
and Finance Secretary Debia Muj have consented to attend as chief guest and guest
of honour in the fresher meet of North East Homeopathic Medical College Students
at North East Homeopathic Medical College, Itanagar on September 14.
ITANAGAR, Sept 9: Nyishi Baptist Church Council (NBCC) is conducting 9th NBCC mission
conference at Town Baptist Church, Koloriang from October 1-3.
General Secretary NBCC Rev. Changha Chippo would attend the conference as speaker.
ATSU conference held
ITANAGAR, Sept 9: All Tirap Students’ Union (ATSU) conducted its conference cum election
at Khonsa recently.
During the conference, present education and health scenario of the district were
discussed by the students in which they appealed to the new executive members of
the union to improve the education system and health centre.
Meanwhile, Jiten Wangsa and Khamhe Wangsa have been elected as President and General
Secretary of the Union.
PR leaders appeal
ITANAGAR, Sept 9: Anchal Samity Chairpersons of Jomlo, Tirbin, Payum and ASM of Kugi
appealed to the Deputy Commissioner West Siang District to distribute the 3rd and
4th TFC fund under the 12th finance commission judiciously as per the government
guidelines from Gram Panchayat to ZP level.
Earlier, the fund was placed by the state government to West Siang District but due
to non fulfillment of formalities by some individuals, the concerned authority stopped
APPWU unit dissolved
ITANAGAR, Sept 9: All Arunachal Pradesh Workers Union has dissolved the Papum Pare
District Unit and decided to conduct election shortly.