MVFC, BTFC enter semis
ITANAGAR, Sep 18: MVFC and BTFC entered semifinals of the Second Summer Cup Invitational
Football Championship defeating their respective opponents Game Zone and DFC at Rajiv
Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today.
MVFC defeated Game Zone 4-1 in the first quarterfinal while DFC was beaten by BTFC
5-2 in another quarterfinal match.
Yesterday, GHSS, Polo Colony beat LYFC 1-0 and BEAS defeated AUFC by a margin of
CCSA vs NERIST, 1.15 pm
3rd IRBn vs MDFC, 3.15 pm
Horticulture Census and Crop- Cutting survey from this year
ITANAGAR, Sept 18: During a review meeting held at Directorate of Horticulture, Chimpu
on yesterday, in order to review various activities of the department it was informed
that in order to get the realistic productions, areas and scope for future production
and area expansion, the department has mooted to start Horticulture Census and Crop-
Cutting surveys from this year for which govt has earmarked budgetary allocation.
All District Horticulture Officers and senior officers of the department attended
the meeting and presented the achievements and problems being faced in the ground
Jombo Ratan, Director Horticulture, who had recently taken over as director, had
outlined his priority and said that compact area and cluster approach cultivation
will be given first priority. A thorough survey will be made about availability of
suitable areas along side the highways and other roads where huge cluster garden
will be established. Arunachal Pradesh has huge potential in horticulture and a meticulous
planning is need of the hour to harness the potential along with dedicated execution
of projects coming from the central as well as state government and urged the district
officers to be sincere and withstand undue pressures. Highlighting some recent achievements,
he said that the state government has finally approved long pending need of a separate
horticulture board and the department is now vigorously coordinating with organisations
like NHB and others for marketing of surplus productions like ginger, apple, kiwi,
oranges, pineapple etc and ease the chronic marketing problems. A detail plan is
being made to start Minimum Support Price for various horticultural items of the
state so that we can ensure minimum remunerative income to the farmers who wants
horticulture to be their main occupation for livelihood, he said.
He also said that since a new team has come with new Director, Commissioner and Minister,
a new spirit should prevail and new era of horticulture revolution should begin in
Arunachal Pradesh and economic development of poor rural mass through horticulture
should be apparent in coming years. Numerous medicinal plants, bamboos and other
spices crops can make the state number one state in horticulture in this country
provided there are joint dedicated efforts from the officers, farmers, political
leaders and the government, he the director added.
ATA demands assistance, Org questions Police highhandedness
ITANAGAR, Sept 18: Arunachal Teachers Association (ATA) has demanded financial assistance
for Khya Sonam, a teacher, who is undergoing treatment at R K Mission Hospital after
being grievously injured by the IRBn personnel at Seppa recently. While visiting
Sonam at hospital yesterday, an ATA delegation said that Sonam is still battling
against multiple injuries.
Khya Sonam, junior teacher of the Govt Middle School, New Seppa was beaten up by
IBRn personnel on Sept 14 at Seppa for not wearing a helmet. Instead of spreading
fear psychosis, the men in uniform should learn to earn respect and gain public confidence,
the ATA said. The Association said such repeated incidents by few irresponsible jawans
will only invite criticism. It further demanded the state Govt for enquiry into
the whole incident and take concrete step to avert such incidents in future.
East Kameng Social Welfare and Cultural Organization (EKSWCO) has vehemently condemned
the brutal assault on Khya Sonam, J/T, by IRBn personnel at Seppa on September 14.
While expressing serious concern over the rising police atrocities on innocent people
in recent times, EKSWCO criticized the district authority for not taking any positive
measures to stop such atrocity in the district. It also appealed to the competent
authority to direct district administration for a thorough investigation on the matter
for further necessary action.
Awareness camps on Farmers Club and Self-Help Groups
ITANAGAR, Sep 18: NN Charitable Society under the sponsorship of NABARD, regional
office Itanagar, conducted awareness camps on Farmers Club and Self-Help Groups at
Yazali on September 11 and Pistana on September 15 last.
Both the camps highlighted about various schemes and financial assistance available
with NABARD for SHGs and Farmers Clubs and the procedures and benefits of forming
Ziro-I ZPM Taba Chiji attended the Yazali round of the programme as chief guest,
who lauded NNCS for organizing such important programme.
Guest of honour, B Menia, ASM Chuyu Panchayat, briefed about formation of farmers
club and exhorted farmers to take up agricultural activities seriously.
APRB Yazali branch manager spoke about the process for granting Kishan Credit Card
to farmers club.
NNCS chairman Nangbia Amar Dui spoke on the importance of such awareness programme.
The Pistana round of the programme was attended by Horti, Agri, Bank officials of
Yazali, HGB and GB general public, among others.
ITANAGAR, Sept 18: All Upper Subansiri District Students’ Union is organizing a football
tournament at Daporijo. Altogether 12 teams are participating in the tournament.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Daporijo and T Bayor have consented to attend the
opening ceremony as chief guest on September 20.
Sree Sree Bishwakarma Puja
ITANAGAR, Sep 18: Arunachal Tempo Union Itanagar, led by its cabinet body, for the
first time, celebrated ‘Sree Sree Bishwakarma Puja’ at Tempo Stand (Mithun Gate)
ITANAGAR, Sep 18: Palin Circle administration, in a meeting held on September 15
last under the chairmanship of Palin ZPM Techi Azad, has fixed the market rates of
various commodities/items for Palin. The meeting held at BRC hall Palin, was attended
by Palin CO, panchayat leaders, business community of Palin, police personnel and
officers of various departments, including horticulture, agriculture, veterinary
Committee demands dustbin
ITANAGAR, Sep 18: Dui Kilo Welfare Committee highlighting the shortage of dustbin
in the area appealed the Urban Development department to provide dust bin at Dui
ITANAGAR, Sep 18: Leporiang People Welfare Committee Capital Complex (LPWCCC) condoled
the death of Nabam Yarang, wife of Nabam Taru of Sango village, Leporiang, and prayed
for eternal peace of the departed soul. Yarang, 60, died yesterday after a prolonged
illness. She left behind five sons and two daughters, informed an LPWCCC release.
Bandh gets support
ITANAGAR, Sept 18: Koloriang Damin Parsi Parlo and Sarli Students’ Union (KDPPSSU)
has supported the 12-hour Kurung Kumey bandh called by All Kurung Kumey District
Students’ Union (AKKDSU) on September 29 to register its strong protest against Govt’s
adamant attitude of refusing to fulfill various demand of the union, including reintroduction
of Air dropping of PDS items in remote areas of Kurung Kumey district.
Implement Persons with Disabilities Act
ITANAGAR, Sept 18: All Arunachal Pradesh Handicapped Welfare Society (AAPHWS) has
appealed to the state Govt to implement the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities,
Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act 1995 for the benefit of all disabled
persons in the state.
Pointing out various provisions of the Act which ensure equality, justice and right
to live with dignity, the Society said that state Govt should take up step for implementation
of the Act on humanitarian ground.
The Society also appealed all the elected representatives, student bodies and NGOs
raise voice in favour of handicapped persons.
ITANAGAR, Sept 18: Prem Nagar Colony Welfare Committee, Naharlagun conducted social
service and tree plantation programme yesterday.
Taking part in the programme MLA Techi Kaso appealed every sector committee to start
clean and green drive programme in their respective sectors.
ITANAGAR, Sept 18: Nyishi Baptist Church Council (NBCC) is conducting its 9th NBCC
Mission conference at Town Baptist Church, Koloriang from October 1-3.
Meanwhile, General Secretary NBCC Changha Chippo has consented to attend the conference
ITANAGAR, Sept 18: Itanagar C Sector Welfare Association has decided to conduct social
service at government middle school ‘C’ Sector on 2nd October on the occasion of
National Integration camp
TEZU, Sept 18: Nehru Yuva Kendra, Tezu would organize National Integration Camp
(NIC) at Tezu from Sept 20-27. Participants from Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar,
Nagaland, Meghalya, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh will take part in the camp.
Parliamentary secretary (Transports) Karikho Kri will be the Chief Guest on the inaugural
day with Deputy Commissioner,Lohit R.K.Sharma as Guest of Honour.
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) Nabam Tuki informed that a
state level convention will be held in November next in Itanagar. AICC president
Sonia Gandhi and AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi would be invited for the event.
FRA 2006 consultation in Itanagar and Miao
ITANAGAR: A team of the Joint Review Committee of the Forest Rights Act (FRA) 2006
constituted by the Ministries of Tribal Affairs and Environment & Forests will visit
Arunachal Pradesh from September 19.
The team will conduct public consultation for Tawang, East and West Kameng, Papum
Pare, Kurung Kumey, Upper and Lower Subansiri, East, West and Upper Siang districts
at Itanagar on Sept 20 while a public consultation would be held on September 21
at Miao for Dibang Valley, Lower Dibang Valley, Lohit, Anjaw, Changlang and Tirap.
Chief Justice in Tawang
TAWANG: Chief Justice, Guwahati High Court Madan B. Lokur arrived today in Tawang
on his maiden visit. He said that the purpose of the visit was to understand the
judicial system of Arunachal Pradesh and Tawang in particular. The Chief Justice
visited Tawang Monastery and Manjushree Vidhyapeeth today while he is scheduled to
visit Bumla and Sangatser Lake.
Petrol depots to shut
ITANAGAR: Capital Complex Petroleum Depots Association has decided to down the shutters
of petrol pumps in the capital complex in support to the proposed 24 hours Bandh
call given by All India Petroleum Dealers Association from September 20.
Meanwhile, in a meeting between representatives of Federation of All India Petroleum
Traders (FAIPT) and the officials of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas at
Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi today deferred their decision to go on an indefinite strike
from September 20 following assurances from the government.