4th round of the Arunachal Boogie Woogie will be held on Oct 3
ITANAGAR, Sept 27: The 3rd round of the Arunachal Boogie Woogie dance competition
was held at National Cinema Hall, Naharlagun yesterday.
All Arunachal Orphans welfare association Presidents Achu Bagang attended the function
as special guest. He was accompanied by a small kid from the orphanage run by Achu.
Speaking on the occasion, he appreciated the Arunachal Boogie woogie organizer for
giving a platform to the young talents of the state and also highlighted the activities
of Arunachal orphans welfare association and appealed help from one and all in cash
or kind for running the orphanage situated at Polo Colony Naharlagun.
Meanwhile, Shatabdi nath and Yajum Pangking have been adjudged as the 1st and 2nd
highest voted dancer of the week. Along with Nath and Panking the other participants
who could make themselves into the 4th round (top 12) are Tadar Neme, Takam Taming
, Takam Nikum, Jumgie Rina, Taw Nanu, Rinchin Norbu Bapu, Tako Yazar, Vijay Singhie,
Apostle Pertin and Nabam Ana Hina.
The 4th round of the competition will be held on October 3rd at NC Hall, Naharlagun
from 5pm onwards. The Next round is Indian Classical/Folk round.
Training prog on disaster management
ITANAGAR, Sept 27: The director in-charge of the department of Relief, Rehabilitation
and Disaster Management B. Siram, has inaugurated the training programme on Disaster
Management for Panchayat members, officials from Rural Development, Panchayati Raj
departments, voluntary organisations and representatives of print media today. The
programme is being conducted by State Institute of Rural Development.
Siram in his Inaugural address dwelt on the need for training as a medium for creating
mass awareness on disaster risk mitigation in the state. Giving several instances
of disasters and its cause, Siram also expressed gratitude to the SIRD Arunachal
Pradesh for conducting training programme on behalf of the RR and DM department.
Earlier, SIRD director Nyabin Ete highlighted the need for proactive approach towards
disaster management. He clarified that there is a need for sensitization programme
to dispel the myth that ‘ only administration is responsible for disaster management’
and that individuals and community cannot contribute in the process on their own.
Stating that most of the disasters leading to irreparable loss occur due to made-made
intervention, he stressed on the need for more training programme to enable the trainees
to spread awareness on the important and critical role of individuals and community
as a whole in managing disasters.
Course Coordinator cum Dy. Director SIRD Kirto Loyi explained on details of the about
the training programme and the course conten. Loyi also called upon the participants
to utilize the training programme.
Stating that print and electronic are the best media to reach out to large number
of individuals, he said the participation of elected PRI members in the training
will ensure planning for disaster risk management to become an integral part of
district development planning. He also called for continued support of the officials
from department concerned.
The participants in the two-day training shall be taken to the field visit in the
capital complex region.
Rakesh Srivastava, Assistant Director and Co-cordinator of the programme also called
upon the print media to take up disaster management issues in order to bring awareness
about the risk management measures, particularly for the capital complex region.
RGU students observe Tourism Day
ITANAGAR, Sept 27: The students of the Post Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management
(PGDHMT) of Rajiv Gandhi University has observed World Tourism Day in the university
The chief guest of the programme Prof. Amitava Mitra, Registrar-in-Charge and Professor
in Economics delivered a brilliant presentation on different aspects of tourism,
its prospects and challenges with special reference to Arunachal Pradesh.
Dr. R.C. Parida, Dean, Faculty of Commerce and Management was the chairman on the
occasion. He appreciated the organizer for holding World Tourism day for the first
time in the University. Mr. Debia Tadam, Event Coordinator suggested tourism professionals
should be given preference for recruitment in Govt. jobs in order to plan and implement
tourism policies more effectively. Earlier the programme started with a group song
performed by the tourism students. All the learned faculty members of the department
and students were present in the august gathering.
State BJYM urges for development in interior areas
ITANAGAR, Sept 27: Arunachal Pradesh unit of Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha
has asked government of Arunachal to give special attention to interior places which
is not seeing any major development activities. In a press release vice-president
of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Tomi Haider while highlighting the problems faced
by people of interior places like that of Baririjo circle of Daporijo, urged government
to start working sincerely towards rural upliftment. Though this circle was established
way back in 1982, still there is no proper water supply, electrification and no proper
road connectivity, Haider stated. There are villages like Riko, Lebri-Laigi, Dego
and few others which are yet to be connected by road. Especially during the time
of emergency it becomes tough for villagers to move around.
He further informed that despite crores of fund under schemes like SPA, BRGF and
others being pumped into 26th Dumporijo assembly constituency not any visible development
have taken place in the area. He has also requested officials of newly created Maro
circle to judiciously use the fund allocated for infrastructural development and
also requested state government to immediately post circle officer at Maro circle.
Haider has requested citizens and young youths to join Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha
protection rally under banner of Kashmir Bachao and Arunachal Bachao which will be
held on 9th October 2010.
RGU celebrate Hindi Week
ITANAGAR, Sept 27: The Rajiv Gandhi University celebrated ‘Hindi Week’ starting from
Addressing the valedictory function as chief guest Prof. Mibang, the acting Vice-Chancellor,
said Hindi has taken its place along with the local languages. He asked for mutuality
of linguistic development and said that the more languages a person learns the more
competent and open he becomes. He also stressed the importance of Hindi as a link
The guest of honour Prof. A. Mitra, In-Charge Registrar, viewed that the linguistic
atmosphere in the state is so open that a person can easily improve his/her competence
in Hindi here. The Special guest of the programme Dr. Tana Showren, Deputy Registrar,
stressed on imparting training to the personnel so that the official use of Hindi
Prof. N. Nagaraju presided over the valedictory function while Dr. A. Tripathi, delivered
the keynote address Dr. Oken Lego, who is the coordinator of the Hindi Week celebrations,
read out the message from Union Minister for Human Resources Development, Kapil
The week long celebrations included essay writing, debate completion, poem writing
and recitation, and other such activities. The faculty members of the Hindi Department,
especially Jamuna Bini, organized competitions and cultural programmes. The students
showcased their talents by participating in the activities.
NABARD sanctions progs to KVKs and NERIST
ITANAGAR, Sept 27: In order to support farmers in their capacity building, NABARD
has sanctioned three programmes to KVK, Lohit, KVK, Tawang and NERIST, Nirjuli.
Programme sanctioned for KVK, Lohit for organizing ‘Technology Week’ at Chowkham
circle in Lohit district will help the farmers to acquaint themselves with training-cum-demonstration
on fisheries, training on vermiculture and exposure visits, training on apiculture
and training-cum-demonstration on broiler farming.
Similarly Department of Mechanical Engineering, NERIST, Nirjuli has been sanctioned
a programme for training on ‘Bio-Diesel and its economic benefits’ to 20 farmers
of Papum Pare district. The NABARD also sanctioned financial assistance to KVK,
Tawang for making a documentary film on yak. The film will focus on traditional yak
rearing, preparation of different yak products from its milk and hair.
Union serve 10 days ultimatum to DC
ITANAGAR, Sept 27: All Upper Siang District Students’ Union in a letter to Deputy
Commissioner, Upper Siang District regarding issue of Schedule Tribe and Permanent
Resident Certificates to five individuals, serve 10 days ultimatum to the concerned
authority to clarify and re-verify their documents.
The union alleged that ST and PRC were issued to some individuals after they produce
proxy documents in 2008-09.
ITANAGAR, Sept 27: All Bogum Bokang Students’ Union, Upper Siang District conducted
a mass awareness campaign on HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Anti-narcotic and drugs from September
Besides, cleaning of community water tanks, community halls, village roads and various
schools compound, the union members highlighted about first aid information on disaster
The union appreciated the public and administrative staff of their respective area
including Tuting Bazar Committee, GBs and Mahila Mandal Committee for their cooperation.
AKKDPWC reiterates demand for release of TFC share
ITANAGAR, Sep 27: All Kurung Kumey District Panchayat Welfare Committee (AKKDPWC)
has threatened to go for democratic movement if the authority fails to respond positively
to release the TFC share of ASMs (30%) and GPMs (50%) of entire Kurung Kumey district
in the proposed meeting between ZP chairpersons, ZPMs and Anchal Chairpersons and
Kurung Kumey deputy commissioner on October 2.Meanwhile, AKKDPWC has called off its
proposed phase wise panchayat bandh on October two for time being till the outcome
of the meeting is announced.
ALDF formed to provide legal guidance
ITANAGAR, Sept 27: A meeting was held today among the Arunachalee law students of
Delhi University and the legal practitioners in Delhi and NCR region. During the
meeting, a common platform known as Arunachal Legal Forum Delhi (ALFD) was formed
with immediate effect. The main aim and objective of this forum will be to guide
persons in help of legal aid in Delhi and the NCR region. The first time office bearers
unanimously selected are Kabit Mize, Ligam Noch and Uttam Bori as president, secretary
and vice president respectively.
Spl security to Kena sought
ITANAGAR, Sept 27: All Kara Welfare Society has taken serious note to issuing of
alleged threat to Likabali MLA Jomde Kena by members of NLCT underground elements.
Society has appealed to the state government to provide Z+ security to Kena in view
of this threat. Further society has termed allegation against Kena as baseless and
an act done with political interest.
Training prog. for Anganwadi workers
ITANAGAR, Sept 27: A two days training programme for adolescent girls and Anganwadi
Worker for Daporijo ICDS Project was conducted on Sept 24 and 25. Adolescent girls
from Daporijo Project along with newly appointed Anganwadi Workers/AWH took part
in the programme conducted under Kishori Shakti Yojana(KSY) scheme.
CDPO Tao Nalo all trainees and requested them to take maximum benefit from the training.
In the technical session Dr.Y.Hankar, Medical Officer,TB in-charge, District Hospital
Daporijo dealt in length about the STD, AIDS, TB and other health education related
topics. Kegam Basar (Ado) highlighted the role of AWW in the field of child Development
and Pre-School Education. M.B. Don, Supervisor gave training on crafts making and
details on MPR filling to newly appointed AWW.
ITANAGAR, Sep 27: Reacting to a news item published on September 26 issue of this
daily, All Lower Subansiri Students’ Union (ALSSU) clarified that the Union had neither
discussed regarding PDS scam within the Union nor it decided to take up the issue.
Hence, the news item published in the name of ALSSU should be treated as null and
void, ALSSU, in a release, said.
ITANAGAR, Sep 27: State Bharatiya Janata Mohila Morcha president Kenjum Pakam and
general secretary Bengia Yayang left here today for Mumbai to attend 2-day national
executive meeting of BJMM on September 29 and 30. They will apprise the national
party leaders of various issues confronting the state as well as take up them in
ITANAGAR, Sept 27: Arunachal Wado-Kai Karate-Do Association has appointed Tassar
Tamang, Likha Paul and Rakum Dugi as overall in-charge of the association’s Kurung
Kumey, Lower Subansiri and Upper Subansiri district units respectively.
Open Badminton championship
ITANAGAR, Sept 27: Arunachal State Open Badminton Championship 2010 will begin at
Raj Bhawan Badminton Court here from October Six to 12 next.
The championship will be conducted for all age groups, including Boys and Girls U-13,
U-16, U-19, Men &Women, veteran Men’s of age bracket 35 yrs -45 yrs and above 45
A team comprising 12 players and two officials from each district will participate
in the championship and they will be provided free fooding and lodging during the
tournament. Interested teams may confirm their participation on or before October
Three, according to Arunachal State Badminton Association.
APCYA sports meet
ITANAGAR, Sept 27: ASM Nabam Yakum and DYC President Papum Pare District Nabam Taja
have consented to attend as chief guest and guest of honour in the 1st sports meet
cum social service being organized by All Parang Circle Youth Association on October
Ganga to P. Nallah road via Jollang damaged
ITANAGAR, Sept 27: The 12 KM long road from Ganga to Pappu Nallah via Jollang has
been badly damaged due to incessant rain for the last couple of months claimed Five
Village Local Contractors Committee, Jollang.
It appealed the Chief Minister, PWD and Local MLA to immediately release fund to
restore the damaged road.
ITANAGAR, Sept 27: Nationalist Kishan Congress suggested the newly appointed members
of consultative committee, Food Corporation of India for the state of Arunachal Pradesh
to highlight scarcity of food items being face by the people as well as the pending
bills of the state carriage contractors with the concerned Union Minister.
ITANAGAR, Sept 27: Capital complex administration has expressed serious concern
over the influx of persons having criminal background into twin town of Itanagar
and Naharlagun by obtaining inner line permit (ILP) by using local contacts. In a
press release, administration informed that these criminals have been found indulging
in criminal activities which has led to increase in crime rate in the capital complex.
Capital deputy commissioner Dr S.B Deepak Kumar has appealed to all citizens to register
the name and bio-data with photograph of the persons coming from outside the state
to work in capital with the police to maintain their record.
Improve road condition, says PRYWA
ITANAGAR, Sept 27: Pare River Youth Welfare Association (PRYWA) has appeal to the
PWD minister and Sagalee PWD division to look into deteriorating road condition of
Sagalee area. Citing various examples, association has urged government to take up
maintenance of road on urgent basis as local are facing lot of problems due to poor
KKSU supports AAPSU movement
ITANAGAR, Sept 27: The Kargu Kardi Students Union (KKSU) has extended its support
to the rally being organized by AAPSU against the granting of PRC to the non-APSTs.
Instead of find out solutions to the boundary problem, Chakma refugee issue, the
state Govt has added salt to the wound by taking decision to grant PRC to non-APST,
the union said.
Meanwhile, KKSU deferred its proposed rally scheduled to be held on Sept 29 in view
of the on going half yearly examination in West Siang Siang district. However,
the union said that it will go with its protest rally in coming month if the district
administration continues to turn deaf ear to our demands for action against the absentee
8th Travel Congress at Tawang
ITANAGAR, Sept 27: Arunachal Pradesh Tour Operators Association (APTAO) is organizing
its 8th Travel Congress with 3-day event beginning from Oct 3 next. Chief Minister
Dorjee and Power Minister would attend the programme as chief guest and guest
of honour respectively. Representatives from Indian Association of Tour Operators
(IATO), Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI) and representatives
from tour operators bodies from Assam, Nagaland, Sikkim and Arunachal, ACCI, and
financial institutions like NABARD, NEDFI and SBI are expected to take part in three
day mega event.
2 school children die
ITANAGAR: Two girl school children have been found death in a ditch near the
directorate of horticulture, Chimpu on Sept 25 last, informed Local Management Committee
for Construction of MLA Cottage in a release today. The deceased were identified
later as that of Tame Tuter and Sali Doyom, the release said and appealed the Govt
to provide adequate compensation to the parents who lost their children.
SBI to launch e-payment service
ITANAGAR: The Tax and Excise department has joined hands with the State Bank of India
(SBI) to launch e-payment services and developed the e-payment functionality for
payment of taxes through SBI portal by internet banking. The service will be launched
at a functioned to be held at conference hall of SBI, regional office Itanagar on
Judicial remand extended
ITANAGAR: North Lahimpur special session court has extended judicial remand of the
former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Gegong Apang till October 11. Apang was
arrested on August 24 by the Special Investigation Cell for his alleged involvement
in the multi-crore PDS scam. The bail petition of Apang will come up for hearing
on September 30.
ITANAGAR: The miscreants had stolen under ground cable of BSNL in the main road
below the culvert near Axis Bank on Sept 26 night, informed the BSNL sources adding
an FIR has been lodged at Itanagar Police station to find out the culprits. Around
900 telephone connections of Central Library and surrounding offices, RKM Complex,
Vivek Vihar VIP complex and Vivek Vihar area have been affected due to cable theft,
the sources informed. However, cable repairing work is going on and BSNL customers
are requested to cooperate.
ITANAGAR: The Nyishi Baptist Church Council (NBCC) is conducting the 9th NBCC Mission
Conference at Town Baptist Church, Koloriang town from 1st to 3rd of October. In
the conference, the speaker will be Rev. Changha Chippo, General Secretary of NBCC.