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Capital region in disarray as rain creates havoc

Govt seeks support from Centre, warns of impending disaster

Itanagar, Sept 10: The twin capital complex has experienced 149.60 mm of rainfall during the last 24 hours, causing damages to roads and properties, beside disrupting telecom services.

The capital city of Itanagar and Naharlagun and its adjoining areas have been experiencing heavy rains since September one last, recording a total of 312.80 mm rainfall till this morning.

Water supply lines and electric supply were affected in many places in the capital complex.

NH52A, the life line of the state capital, badly affected this morning due to landslides at several points, causing traffic jams during peak hours. Services of the BSNL, the main network provider of telecom and mobile in the state, were affected since yesterday as flash flood triggered by torrential rains snapped away telecom cables at few places due to landslides.     

The road connection between Itanagar and Naharlagun is under threat with washing away of a major culvert on NH 52 A near Shiv Mandir. It is feared that further erosion of the road will completely cut off road connection between the twin capital cities within no time.

Various points along the NH 52A from Itanagar to Banderdewa witnessed landslides creating traffic hazards. Heavy downpour followed by flash flood have also created havoc inundating low lying areas and causing unusual traffic jams, disruption in power and water supply.

At Banderdewa, this reporter witnessed hundreds of vehicles at Himatsingka Motors being submerged by siltation and electric poles collapsed due to impact of gushing water. Banderdewa market area of Arunachal side was the worst affected. Almost all the shops and business establishments, including Himatsingka Motors, BSNL, Buishi Yada workshop, market complex of Tilling Sonam, Satyam Ispat have been completely submerged by gushing water. Further four shops of Millo Dokom and his residence and one shop and residence each of Bamin Tilling and Rubu Yami were also badly damaged.

Two classrooms and kitchen of Karsingsa Govt. Middle school, boundary wall of Buishi Yada workshop were washed away and dwelling houses of atleast 20 families have been badly damaged  by flash flood , Banderdewa Circle Officer Higio Yame told this reporter.

According to preliminary assessment properties worth Rs 10 lakhs have been damaged alone at Himatsingka Motors and 170 bags of cement of Tilling Sonam were damaged due to submersion of his two godowns. Further assessment of loss of properties are being conducted, Higio said. The CO urged the higher authority to provide immediate relief to the affected people.  “There has been no water supply at Banderdewa since last 2-3 three days due to washing away of pipes,”  Banderdewa Bazar Welfare Committee Kipa Hipik said adding that power supply has also been disrupted partially due to collapse of electric poles in the main market area. He appealed to the authorities concerned to restore water supply and provide immediate flood relief to the affected families.

Meanwhile, the state Government has requested the Union Government to declare the vagaries of nature as a national calamity and extend all necessary helps in this regard to the already fund constraint state government. It is feared that going by the present trend of unabated rains the situation may worsen due to landslide.  

Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has appealed all the citizens to take all precautionary measures to avert any unfortunate mishap. The district administration and the police have been asked to be in preparedness for relief and rescue operation whenever required specially during late hours of night.

He has further issued specific direction to all the works department to put in place their man and machine in restoring the road communication blocked due to landslides.

Meanwhile Khandu warned of impending disaster due to continued rising of the water level of Siang River and its tributaries and directed the concerned district administration to act up promptly on disaster preparedness.

While expressing condolences to the bereaved families of Upper Siang area where flash flood and  landslide reportedly claimed lives of eight persons, Khandu wished to have a first hand account of the situation in the affected area provided the weather condition supports.  

Meanwhile, Borum Panchayat Youth Welfare Association (BPYWA) has conducted a social service to clear the road blockade, debris caused by flash flood and landslide on several points on Yupia road, Pachin colony, Polo colony, Upper Police colony.

Three JCBs were pressed into operation to clear the road. Local MLA Techi Kaso and Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Itanagar Capital Complex Bokar Basar also participated in the social service.

Flood also created havoc in the Chimpu and Baath area of Itanagar. Large number of properties has been destroyed because of heavy rain.

Today, a team comprising Itanagar EAC T R Khampa, ZPM Itanagar Taro Modi along with Chimpu Anchal Samiti member visited flood affected area of Chimpu. Further, the  ZPM and EAC visited Baath village also to take stock of the situation. They have appealed to the state government to release relief packages to the flood victim on urgent basis.

Meanwhile, Addl DC, Itanagar Capital Complex Bokar Basar informed that he alongwith Itanagar Capital Complex DC Dr. S.B. Deepak Kumar visited the flood affected areas today and instructed the EAC, Itanagar to assess the damages caused due to flood within his jurisdiction and submit report.

MLA Techi Kaso urged the State Government to grand special relief fund to Itanagar Capital Complex DC for those flood affected in Capital region. He said that many dwelling houses were washed out and paddy field damaged. A total of six suspension bridges and several culverts were also damaged, he said.

Meanwhile AAPSU has questioned pathetic condition of road in the state capital. AAPSU President Takam Tatung said poor road condition of capital conveys wrong message about state. Government need to take urgent steps to repair capital roads and also carry out beautification of twin town of Itanagar and Naharlagun, said Tatung.

          Eight people were buried alive under the rubble of mud in Upper Siang district yesterday triggered by heavy rain. The  tragedy occurred near Mosing village in Upper Siang district in the wee hours of September nine, when a mudslide engulfed a truck and a road side Dhaba on the Moying-Migging -Tuting road.

Five injured have been sent to nearby Migging village for treatment. The Army also alerted the district authorities at Yingkiyong, who dispatched a relief and rescue party today. However the party was unable to reach the site due to numerous landslides en-route.


Water supply in Capital Township hit

ITANAGAR, Sept 10: Due to heavy downpour the water supply to Capital Township has been hit.

Apart from 300 mm dia DI main water supply line at Nyiroch river, GI main pipe lines at Donyi Polo, Doi Nallah, Dam site, Kangkar Nallah and Nirjuli left & right source and also the Karma Juli Nallah source feeding water to Naharlgun and Nirjuli Township has been completely damaged and washed way by flash flood and land slide on Sept 9th & 10th according to an information of Executive Engineer Tadar Mangku PHE & WS Division, Itanagar.

The main water supply lines of Itanagar Township taped from Lapu Nallah for Sinki water treatment plant and Pot Nallah, Lepar Nallah and Top Nallah for Doria Hill water treatment Plant has also been damaged. The exact quantum of damages shall be ascertained as and when the flood recedes and the restoration of water supply line may take a months together.

It is also reported that the rural water supply lines in and around the Capital complex has also been damaged. Meanwhile the department shall make alternate arrangement to provide drinking water to the consumers as per the available resources.

The authorities have asked the people of the township to bear the inconvenience caused by natural calamities while assuring that work is on to restore the supply lines.


AAPSU clears stand on PDS

ITANAGAR, Sept 10: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) today urged people not to get confused regarding their demand for seeking early release of pending PDS bill. Giving detailed explanation union informed that after carrying out through study of PDS case, it came to the conclusion that if the bill is kept pending it will only add to the woes of state exchequer.

In a press statement AAPSU President Takam Tatung stated that as per the court directive state government is liable to pay 6% interest to contractors for pending the bill. “After PDS contractors had filed case against pending bills, court has imposed 6 percent interest per annum as compensation due to mental harassment meted out to them. The interest accumulated has now reached up to rupees 75 crore and if bill is not cleared this interest rate will go further high,” said AAPSU President Takam Tatung. He further added, “Ordinary tax payers have to bear this interest money as state government has to pay it from their own exchequer. We can’t let our hard earned money to be paid as interest. Government should release the pending PDS bill as early as possible, so that interest does not climb further.”

As per information, PDS contractors had filed petition in Fast Track Court, Yupia in August 2009, seeking attachment of state government properties like civil secretariat, Raj Bhawan, Arunachal Bhawan and all state circuit and guest houses for nonpayment of their bills. The court had given verdict in favour of the contractors. However state government managed to get stay order against this decision. Again this year in the month of January court had directed government to pay ` 62 crore to the contractors. But till now state government has been delaying this payment also.  Despite winning many court battles, contractors are yet to receive their long pending payment.

“There are some genuine contractors whose bills are pending. Government has to consider their case on humanitarian ground too. Many are going bankrupt because of non release of bill. They are also citizen of this state and governments need to care for them,” said AAPSU president. He further added, “The non-payment of bill has created dangerous scenario with contractors refusing to carry out PDS supply to far flung areas. The poor and needy citizen residing in interior areas of state will face severe problem due to this move. State government will be held responsibility for any such crisis.”

He further questioned where ` 45 crore out of ` 225 crore received from NHPC as upfront money to revive Apex Bank had gone. “State government took ` 225 crore as upfront money to revive Apex Bank. But as per information gathered only ` 180 crore has been deposited. So, where has remaining ` 45 crore went missing. We want answer from state government in this regard,” stated Tatung.

Reconsider decision to reintroduce head load carriage system

Dear Editor,

This is apropos news item published in your daily on 31st August regarding protest against Govt decision to reintroduce head load carriage system of PDS items in various remote pockets of Kurung Kumey district.

As a conscious citizen and native of the district, I fully support the demand put forward by All Kurung Kumey District Students' Union (AKKDSU) against the Govt. order for head load carriage system. We all know that the head load carriage system of PDS ration was discontinued earlier owing to strong protests from the general public.

Kurung Kumey district is one of the most backward and remotest districts with only five administrative centers, out of sixteen, which are connected by road. The rest of the administrative centers are still now fed by air dropping of ration commodities due to geographical factors.   It takes three to six days for one to reach the interior places like Tali, Lending,  Koling, Damin and Parsi Parlo  as per official records. The head load carriage if reintroduced would amount to loss of PDS items as they would be carrying only 20 kgs of ration commodities covering hundreds of kilometers in remote areas. Besides, they have to carry their own belonging and ration items during the journey period which is extremely strenuous on the part of carriage party.

The support for head load carriage from some vested interest as appeared in media was nothing but for their own benefits as they want to be the carriage contractors of head load PDS ration items. It should be noted that the PDS scams started after the introduction of head load carriage system in the state during the Chief Ministership of Mukut Mithi. It is not to say that former Chief Minister Mukut Mithi encouraged corruption but some of our high profiles have taken undue advantage for their immediate gain.

Considering the facts, I would request the authorities concern to reconsider decision to reintroduce head load carriage of PDS items and continue air dropping as demanded by the public and other associations alike.


Chera Siro,

Ex-Anchal Samiti Member

Rengchi, Kurung Kumey



Kanubari AC needs funds for better road connectivity

Dear Editor,

This is in response to “Tirap's Desperate Cry for Help" by Taba Ajum published in The Arunachal Times” on Sept 9.

Before my entry into Politics in 1999, there was only Longding-Biwolapur road under Kanubari Sub-Division. This road was constructed sometimes in 1972- 73 during NEFA Administration time. Improvement and maintenance works were handed over to NEC and till 1995 the NEC was maintaining the road. After that no sufficient fund was accorded by the State Govt. for further road maintenance.

Besides my efforts, the local public of the Kanubari Sub-Division has sought the help of State Government for according sufficient fund for improvement  and maintenance of this road as well Construction of inter-village link road connection.

Besides, the road which leads from Kanubari-Rimpong is also constructed under the PMGSY scheme some years back.

I being the local elected representative has also been approaching the State Government regarding for funding from various financial agencies against the aforementioned road. But due to financial crisis, the State Government could not provide the required fund for improvement and maintenance.

It is pertinent to state that the Sub-Division has no extra funding sources from other agencies like BRTF/ BADP.  It should be mentioned here that the constituency has great potentials in Horticulture, Agriculture for which road connectivity is required.


Newlai Tingkhatra

MLA, Kanubari AC



Get to common platform

Dear Editor,

It is rather disgraceful and disgusting to witness the dissonance & crumbling unity between District Demand Action Committee (DDAC), Basar Assembly constituency & DDJAC of Likabali and Nari-Koyu assembly constituencies over a new proposed district curving out from existing West and East Siang districts. Instead of allegations and confrontations rooting to political mileage, there should be a common platform to discuss the pros & cons which meet the common target & welfare of all irrespective of the place whether one belongs to foothill area of Likabali-Nari or upper belt of Basar.


Jumli Rina (on email), Likabali





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Irregularities result in revenue loss to state exchequer: CAG report

ITANAGAR, Sept 10: The report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India for the year ended March 31, 2009 of the Arunachal Pradesh government, has found irregularities and misutilization of funds by some departments, resulting in revenue losses to the state exchequer.

Talking to the media, the Accountant General, Arunachal Pradesh, C A Bodh today informed that wasteful expenditure and wrong selection of locations for benefiting very few people had surfaced in most cases of misappropriation in some departments.

The CAG report placed on the table of the State Legislature on September 3 last, had in its findings mentioned that though the Horticulture department achieved some success in diversification of horticulture crops through successful introduction and cultivation of kiwi, rose and anthurium crops, the overall implementation of the Technology Mission was unsatisfactory.

Some components of the Mission (programme of medicinal and aromatic crop and apple farming in Ziro) were not successful as these components were executed without carrying out the feasibility study and also due to the lack of technical support and marketability.

Under MPLADS, the report mentions poor implementation of scheme due to instances of regular violation of the scheme guidelines, short utilization of the funds, irregularities in maintaining funds and delays in execution of works. Besides, the execution of ineligible works is partly attributable to inadequate supervision and monitoring etc. The report pointed that the overall impact of implementation of the minor irrigation projects was far from satisfactory because of the significant shortfall in achievement of target for creation of irrigation potential. Large number of minor irrigation projects were not completed in time and even the completed projects had not been fully utilized. The irrigation coverage of 19,775 ha as of March 2009, as claimed by the department, was in fact only 18,554, which was only 5.15 per cent of the ultimate irrigation potential i.e 3.60 lakh ha in the state.

The report further pointed that the works under the projects were executed in an unplanned manner resulting in unproductive expenditure and wastage of resources, adding that apart from non-adherence to financial rules, the department failed to monitor the schemes during execution and the objective of generating additional irrigation potential to increase the production of cultivable lands, thus, remained largely unachieved.

The report said that payment to the contractor for construction of building for 37 Anganwadi centres was made without obtaining completion reports as required under the agreement. The payment of Rs. 13.75 lakh for construction of 11 such centres appeared to be fraudulent in absence of any supporting document to prove that they were actually constructed. Besides, the contractor was extended undue benefit as the buildings constructed were sub-standard.

It further observed that due to inclusion of 74 non functional Anganwadi centres for procurement of special nutrient items under ICDS project, the distribution of the item worth Rs. 28.13 lakh remained doubtful. Besides, making payments to the suppliers as claimed without restricting it to the government approved rates, the directorate, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary department extended undue benefit of Rs. 17.27 lakh to the suppliers, the report added.

The unauthorized increase in plinth area of shopping complex at Pasighat in East Siang district and the government’s inability to mobilize required resources, the complex was left incomplete resulting in unfruitful expenditure of Rs. 69.20 lakh besides creation of an additional liability of Rs. 82.98 lakh as interest and penal interest. The property too could not be disposed due to remoteness of the location, the AG pointed.

Under the Tax & Excise department, the report said that additional royalty of Rs. 1.48 crore though leviable was not levied for delayed payment of royalty. Besides, failure to collect the entry tax from 51 vehicles before registration resulted in non-realization of the entry tax of Rs. 62.49 lakh.

The AG told the media that seven unregistered dealers irregularly procured ‘C’ forms and imported goods valued at Rs. 4.04 crore resulting in loss of revenue of Rs. 43.30 lakh.

The state has collected Rs. 1200 cr during 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, the AG informed, adding that the department of Hydro Power has collected the highest revenue in the state. UNI


Dept refutes Vigilance report

ITANAGAR, Sept 10: The rural works sub-division Sagalee today said that the report of gross violation of guidelines and norms in executing PMGSY schemes is not correct.  

Reacting to the news items under the caption ‘SLVMC find fault in PMGSY schemes implementation,” Assistant Engineer of Sagalee rural works subdivision in a release said that the observation that appeared in media does not reflect the actual ground realities.

The State Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee (SLVMC) members   while inspecting the    Kheel-Yayi and Sagalee-Kori PMGSY roads on Sept 2 and 3 found that norms and guidelines were violated while implementing the PMSGY schemes.

Giving details of the  quality control aspects, the release clarified that  the PMGSY scheme under national flagship programme are monitored by three tier quality monitoring system at national, state and district/divisional level. The National Quality Monitoring (NQM) deputed by National Rural Road Development Agency under the union ministry of rural development had inspected all the roads under Sagalee sub-division including Kheel to Yayi on Feb 20 and  Sept 19  and roads from Sagalee to Karoi on Sept 20 in 2009  and also inspected the laboratory test results. Besides the NQM, state level SQC and SQM had also inspected the roads on January 23 and 24 last and expressed satisfaction  over the quality works. Regarding  field testing laboratory,  the release said that field laboratory of Sagalee to Karoi road fully equipped with all equipments was  also inspected by central and state level monitoring bodies, however, works are completely stopped due heavy rain and landslide  since April last and laboratory equipments were shifted by the contractors  for safety and security. Accordingly payments were released after all formalities were observed, the release added.

While lauding the SLVMC decision to revisit the said roads,  RWD Popumpoma division suggested that technical experts/engineers  should accompany the team to proper monitoring of the schemes.


International Literacy Day celebrated in Lohit

TEZU, Sept 10:  International Literacy Day was celebrated in a befitting manner in various parts of the Lohit district on Sept 8.

At Wakro, Apna Vidya Mandir headmistress Seema Arandhara presented Beena Ghose Roy Award to Munni Kri of Govt secondary school Wakro  in a glittering function organized by the ASSET as a part of the International Literacy Day celebration.  Munni Kri has been honoured with the Award for her academic excellence.

The award instituted by the ASSET is extended every year on International Literacy Day to felicitate the best performer among APST students appearing in the AISSE.  

Anugrah lauded the efforts made by Head Master K. P. Rai, teachers and staffs of the Wakro Govt. Sec. School for their efforts in improving the academic performance of the school since 2008.

Speaking on the occasion KGBV teacher Naku Ngupok said that various programmes like SSA, KGBV and central Govt policy for free compulsory education will surely improve the literacy rate. The Apnes presented rhymes and perform dances to mark the occasion while girls of KGBV, Wakro and readers of Apne Library presented skits on the life of Kamla (Scientist) and  Baby Haldar a domestic help who rose to fame due to her committed hard work in authoring the “ A life less ordinary” by Penguin Publishers.

The VT-AWIC prizes for news reading contest in Anugrah campus were won by Roshni Dellang (KGBV, Wakro), Navinso Ama and Luckyso Rangmang of the AVB who stood first, second and third respectively.

Jula Sarma, Jangmu Lama and Manisha Halai  stood first, second and third in the VT-AWIC News Reading Contest organized in the Govt. Sec. School. Disemso Yun, Aishmina Appa and Sonialu Ngadong received consolation prizes.

At Tezu, Lohit Deputy Commissioner  Rakesh Sharma addressed the gathering of students, teachers, parents and youth library readers  at the Khoroliang Govt. Middle School premises on the International Literacy Day.

In his inaugural address, he said "Let children live their lives as children. Let their creative talents emerge, through a variety of activities like story-telling, speaking and writing skills.”  He further said that “Education should bring out the creative talents in the learners, which can be possible only by an extensive reading habit, and not just mastering basic literacy.”

Lauding the young readers for their spirited presentation of skits and poems, and the reading promotion activities by the Bamboosa Library Tezu, Sharma appealed to the parents and elders to make regular use of excellent youth libraries under the VT-AWIC Youth Library Network in Lohit. He assured support of the district administration in creative efforts for promoting literacy and learning environment.  

The DC also presented mementos to outstanding reader activists and Library in-charges, who had been spear-heading the reading campaign in the district during the last 3 years on behalf of  Nehru Yuvak Kendra, Lohit.

International Literacy Day was also celebrated at Changliang village with participation of village elders, women and the VEC Chief. The young readers presented inspiring skits and poems on the occasion.

Chief Guest of the programme M. Rina, District Coordinator, RMSA urged the parents and teachers to support the all-round development of the youth. M. Nyodu, DAEO, Lohit Zilla Saksharata Samity (LZSS) elaborated on the forthcoming literacy promotion programmes of the Central Govt.

Earlier the 600-odd students of TCM Govt Middle School took out a massive ‘prabhat pheri’ in Tezu town, led by J.Chai, APO, LZSS.

The celebrations in Tezu, was jointly organised by the Nehru Yuvak Kendra, Lohit Zilla Saksharata Samiti, District Education Dept., VT-AWIC Youth Library Network, Lohit and the 48 BRTF.


ANSU endorse AAPSU demands

ITANAGAR, Sept 10: While supporting the demands of All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) the All Nyishi Students' Union (ANSU) demanded the state Govt to give emphasis to education sector.

Describing the education as a key to the development of all other sectors, ANSU in a release today said that the Govt. has been failing to identify and prioritize important areas in education sector for improvement. The Govt has increased the salary of the elected legislators due to increase in prices of essential commodities, but it has failed to look into the  problems of students who are also equally facing  the brunt of price hike, the union said.  The poor students have been crying for the timely disbursement of stipends, it said. The existing book grants amounting to Rs 300 was fixed during 1980's and 1990's but it  has never been reviewed and increased, the ANSU pointed out and demanded the state Govt. for the augmentation of book grants and stipends for the students. It also demanded that state Govt grants special package for infrastructural development of  all schools  across the state.

Opposing the Govt’s recent decision to issue Permanent Residential Certificate (PRE) to the non-tribal, the Union said that it will be another blunder of the state Govt. as was done 30 years back to take a separate full-fledge state from UT.  This kind of foolish decision of the state Govt. is nothing but a politics of appeasement and vote-bank, the union said and urged the govt  to refrain from such political indulgence at the cost of the future of the state.

Meanwhile the Union appealed to the All Arunachal SSA Teachers Association (AASSATA)  to call off  its proposed phase-wise pen-down-strike which, according to the union,  will badly hamper the studies of students.

While supporting the demand of the AASSATA, ANSU, however, said that services of the  SSA teachers  who has served the state for  about ten years should be well recognized and honoured. It also urged the Govt to introduce state  award for the SSA teachers.

The Union further demanded the department to stop officiating and ad hoc appointments and fill up the vacancies with SSA teachers  in phase wise manner to  lessen the burden of the department.


Good will football tournament gets underway

ITANAGAR, Sept 10: A Goodwill inter-district football tournament got underway today at Nehru Stadium, Khonsa under CRPF civic action programme 2009-2010.

Four higher secondary school teams from Khonsa, Barduria, Deomali and Longding are participating in the soccer competition.  

Deputy Commissioner, Tirap Wanglian Lowang who inaugurated the tournament praised the efforts of CRPF to promote sports spirit among younger minds and said it can definitely create talented youths in the region. He exhorted the teams to actively participate in such kind of activities to bring perfect harmony among civilian people and CRPF.

Speaking on the occasion Commandant 36th battalion CRPF Sanand kamal, revealed that he was organising a foot ball tournament at Nehru stadium Khonsa again because of the whole hearted acceptance of the previous football tournament organized by the unit in July this year. He further distributed sports materials to all the four teams.

Apart from this, Sanand Kamal also took this special opportunity to distribute competitive books to District Library, Kendriya Vidyalaya Khonsa, Higher Secondary schools spread out in the Tirap district like Khonsa,, Barduria, Deomali, Longding, , Khonsa, and to two Non Governmental organizations namely Arun Jyoti NGO Khonsa.

The battalion gave birth to a new musical group at Khonsa to be known as “ Bluemint ” by providing public address systems and all other relevant musical instruments. It also distributed musical instruments to Poakum School and sewing machines and its all accessories to Khonsa higher Secondary Girls hostel and two NGO groups of Khonsa.

Among others, SP Palden, Lt. Col S.S. Dhariwal 19 Assam Rifles were present at the occasion.

In the opening match H.S.S Khonsa defeated H.S.S Barduria by 7- 0. Second match will played on Saturday between H.S.S Deomali and Longding and the final match will be conducted on Sept 13.

On the other hand, taking the welfare oriented measures to new horizons the 36th BN at its headquarter Khonsa have been imparting familiarization training in tailoring like cutting, crafting, stitching etc to women folks of Tirap district under the supervision of Unit CRPF Women Welfare Association ( CWWA ) president Dr. Abha Kamal. It has been receiving an over whelming response not only from the participants but  from the local people also. The active involvement of other CWWA members of the unit is making the training session a marvelous success. (DIPRO )


Committee formed to check corruption

ITANAGAR, Sept 10: The ASMs and GPMs of the Palin, Chambang, Gangte Yangte and Tarak Lengdi in a meeting held at Naharlagun on Sept 8 alleged that 3rd and 4th installment of the TFC fund amounting to more than Rs 1 crore  meant for ASMs and GPMs were misused  in violation of the rules and guidelines of Panchayat Raj Institutions.

The Panchayat members decided to approach Govt demanding release of 3rd and 4th TFC installments meant for the GPMs and ASMs within 7 days.

Meanwhile the PR leaders have constituted a welfare committee under nomenclature Palin, Chambang, Gangte, Yangte and Tarak Lengdi Panchayat Welfare Committee with Choki Tatung,  Dolang Kisan and Donik Tagi as its chairman and  vice chairman and secretary respectively to check corruption in grassroot level.

The committee also sought cooperation from all PR leaders in its endavour to root out corruption and urged the Govt agencies to properly follow the rules and guidelines to maintain transparency in implementation of Govt schemes, the release added.


All Tribe Festival

ITANAGAR, Sept 10: All Tribe Festival organized by Arunachal Students Union Shillong (ASUS) was attended by Minister PWD & UD Nabum Tuki, on Sept 10 at Arunachal Bhawan at Shillong.   

Tuki appreciated All Tribe Festival and expressed his hope that the celebration will go a long way in promoting integrity, unity, communal peace and harmony in a society where there are cultural diversities.

He advised students to give more stress on building up their career and academic pursuit, because students are the future of Arunachal.

The festival was a kind of cultural pageant presented by students of different tribes in the form of songs and traditional dances expressing the ethos of cultural diversities of Arunachal Pradesh. It also included games and sports competition organized by students prior to the final day of celebration. Prizes for games and sports were given away by Kemo Lollen, Additional Resident Commissioner and Onam Lego, DRC. Felicitation certificate to the meritorious students of Arunachal Studying in various institution of Shillong was given away by Tuki.     


Emphum CHC inaugurated

CHOWKHAM, Sept 10: Emphum Community Health Centre has been inaugurated by Parliamentary Secretary C.T.Mein.

While inaugurating, he assured to take up infra-structure requirements of the hospital and assured to pursue with concerned authority for sanction of ambulance.

Dr S Nayil, in charge CHC Emphum said that the hospital requires a labour room and maternity ward and immunization room. He also requested for immediate posting of sanitary assistant.

Dr.A.Wailong, DMO in charge assured to take up the grievances with the district health authorities.

T.Gangkak, EAC in charge, Chowkham circle requested Parliamentary Secretary to look into the grievances of pubic and assured all possible help from general administration.

Chairperson Lohit Zila Parishad Nang Chandaka Kangkhio was also present at the inauguration.


Career Guidance prog at Dirang H.S. School

DIRANG, Sept 10:  All Dirang Student’s Union with an initiative by local MLA P. Tsering organized a day long career guidance programme at Dirang Higher Secondary School, today.

In his key note address, Kripaljyoti Mazumdar of G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, Itanagar spoke on the recent development in the field of Environmental Science and Wildlife Biology. He also spoke on the various options that are available in the field of Wildlife and Environmental Science as career option.

The programme was presided over by Principal, Dirang H.S. School and the prog. ADSU members including its president Pasang Tsering were present.


3rd IRBn beat LYFC 8-0

Itanagar, Sept 10: Third  IRBn team defeated LYFC 8-0 in a league level match of the 2nd Papum Pare Summer Cup invitational Football Championship at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today.

The second match, which was to be played between CCSC and BAES, could not be held due to absence of BAES team and CCSC has been declared winner of the match.

Today’s Matches


FC Senki Valley  vs  NERIST




ITANAGAR, Sept 10: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen J J Singh today extended greetings and best wishes to all Arunachalees on the occasion of Idu’l Fitr that marks the culmination of the Holy month of Ramzan and which also coincides with Ganesh Chaturthi, the birth of Lord Ganesha, who is the embodiment of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune.

In his message, the Governor expressed his hope that these festivals would inspire all to follow the path of love, compassion and righteousness and also motivate all towards placing service before self.


CSU supports AIPU, AVYF and AYA

ITANAGAR, Sept 10: Capital Students’ Union extended support to the four point ultimatum submitted by Arunachal Indigenous Peoples’ Union, Arunachal Volunteer Youth Federation and Arunachal Youth Association to Chief Minister regarding PDS Scam in the state.

It appealed to the citizens to fight against corrupt officials as well as the government.

The Union also informed that PWD road from Itanagar to Jote has been damaged due to incessant rain recently.

It further appealed to the state government to immediately release special package for restoration of the damaged road, drains and culvert.


Nyishi Idol 2010

ITANAGAR, Sept 10: MLA Techi Kaso and Tana Joey will attend 3rd Nyishi Idol 2010, a singing competition, at Nyikum Niya Hall, Nirjuli on September 11 at 6 pm as chief guest and guest of honour respectively.


Environ initiative

ITANAGAR, Sept 10: ENVIRON which is implementing the Pilot Project on “Awareness and Primary Implementation of Municipal Solid Waste Management in Itanagar, sponsored by NABARD would organise door to door collection of non-biodegradable solid waste through the organized rag pickers would start from Sept 14 onwards at D Sector, Naharlagun.

Environ  organized a drawing competition on Sept 10 among the students of Kingcup School, Itanagar on the topic “Our Dirty Surroundings”.


Service postponed

ITANAGAR, Sept 10: Prem Nagar Colony Welfare Committee has postponed its proposed mass social service cum tree plantation programme from September 11 to September 18 due to flood.



ITANAGAR, Sept 10: Taba Tate and Techi Lalin have been selected as chairman and organizing secretary of the Papum Pare Youth Festival which will be held from October 28-31 next.



ITANAGAR, Sept 10: The staff of Arunachal Pradesh State Cooperative Apex Bank Limited, Head Office, have condoled the death of Atta Natung, Junior Support Staff of the Bank’s Seppa branch, who died at his native village at Seppa after a brief illness. They observed two minutes silence and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.


Apang mourns death of forest officer

ITANAGAR: Former Chief Minister Gegong Apang today expressed deep shock at the death of Indian Forest Service officer Late Kayang Pertin.   Late Pertin died in a road accident near Balipara on Sept 8.

Apang in a condolence message said, God has snatched away the brilliant and able officer Pertin from us which  is a great loss to the state and as well as  the society.

The former Chief Minister conveyed heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family members and prayed to Donyi Polo for eternal peace of the departed soul and bestow enough strength to the  family to bear the irreparable loss.

He also prayed for speedy recovery of Ms Pertin who injured in the mishap.    


Prohibitory order

ITANAGAR: The District Magistrate, Itanagar Capital Complex, in an official order, has directed the occupants of both sides of river belts of Pachin river from Chimpu to Nirjuli area and Lagun Nallah from Damsite to Prem Nagar area to vacate their area for safety reasons. He also directed Adm-cum Estate officer, EAC, Itanagar/Naharlagun, CO, Banderdewa to ensure implementation of the order in letter and spirit.

The district magistrate further prohibited indiscriminate earth cutting, house construction and erection of boulder spark, RCC retaining wall in Nallahs, river belt within Itanagar Capital Complex region without written permission from the administration, according to an official release.


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