Poachers kill tigress, hack into pieces in Itanagar zoo
ITANAGAR, Sept 25: In a bizarre incident, a tigress of Itanagar Zoo was killed last
night by unknown miscreants inside the Zoo complex. Aged 5 years and nine months,
the Royal Bengal tigress born in Itanagar Zoo itself on 29th December 2007 was one
of the few local born species. Named ‘Oni’ by the Zoo officials, her killing has
shocked both Zoo officials as well as animal lovers of the state.
The incident came to light around 9 PM Monday night, when the night guards found
tigress missing from her safe enclosure. The guards grew suspicious seeing blood
stained on the floor and locks being broken. They alerted the Range Forest Officer,
who in turn informed Joram Dopum deputy chief wildlife warden cum ex-officio Zoo
director. The Zoo officials lodged an FIR at Itanagar police station and also a separate
departmental enquiry is being carried out.
While briefing the presspersons outside Zoo veterinary hospital this afternoon where
postmortem was done, Dopum said, “The night guards had gone to have dinner at 8 PM.
When they came back at 9 PM they could not find tiger at the enclosure. They started
search operation and found the Caracas of tigress few meters away from the enclosure
where they usually sleep at night time. The miscreants cut the body into pieces.
However, they did not touch vital body parts like tail, claws, and teeth. Even the
head was not damaged.” Further he added, “Postmortem reveals that she died of two
bullet wound. Most probably she was shot at point blank range.”
When asked who could be involved, he said, “The investigation will tell us everything.
It is too early to make a judgment at this point of time.”
Parliamentary Secretary for environment and forest CT Mein has termed the incident
as shocking and promised that department will take every step to ensure that guilty
persons are punished as per law.
The Itanagar Zoo is guarded by 22 animal keepers and 14 night guards. The Zoo houses
many endangered species like clouded leopard, hoolock gibbon, Slow Loris, capped
Langur and Royal Bengal tiger.
Meanwhile All Arunachal Pradesh Forest Worker’s Union has called on police to arrest
the culprits involved in the incident at the earliest possible. Union also urged
forest department to engage regular staffs of department as guard at Zoo.
Governor reviews flood situation
ITANAGAR, Sept 25: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh General (Retd) J.J. Singh reviewed
the flood situation in the State with State Planning, Finance & PWD Minister Chowna
Mein at Raj Bhavan here today.
The Governor advised the minister to take necessary precautions and to ensure the
safety of every individual in the State. He also called for strengthening the emergency
and disaster management mechanism.
The Governor suggested that whenever and wherever required, help should be availed
from the Air Force, Army and para-military forces stationed in and around the State.
Proper communication should be ensured to minimize the movement of people during
the period. He also advised for adequate medicines and other health and safety equipments.
The Governor expressed his gratitude to the Indian Air Force for evacuating marooned
people. He also conveyed his appreciation to district administration and police force
of the flood affected areas for their untiring job.
Mein, who was one of the members of high level official team that conducted an aerial
survey of flood affected areas of Bordumsa, Chowkham, Namsai and Tezu on September
22, apprised the Governor of the flood situation and related problems. He also informed
the Governor on the actions taken by the State Government to mitigate the problems.
Secretary to Governor cum Secretary Planning Ankur Garg also attended the meeting.
PRO to Raj Bhavan.
Tadar Tang Memorial Football Tournament
Convincing wins for West Siang, Papum Pare
ITANAGAR, Sept 25: Domar Lollen scored the first hattrick of the tournament as West
Siang thrashed West Kameng 5-3 in group match in the 11th Tadar Tang Memorial State
Level Football Tournament at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today.
Domar scored in 17th, 27th and 33rd minutes to complete his hattrick in a keenly
contested match. Vijay Kino and Dari John of West Kameng scored a goal each in 21st
and 32nd minutes to reduce the score to 3-2 in the breather. John again found the
net in 64th minute to equalize the score but the team conceded two quick goals in
the dying moment and finally lost the match.
In another match of the day, Papum Pare defeated East Kameng 2-0 to earn full points.
Tarh Anthony and Tapan Borah scored a goal each in 47th and 62nd minute to register
the team’s first win the on-going tournament. Papum Pare lost to APP in the opener.
BJP demands roll back on fuel price hike
Itanagar, Sept 25: The State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in a memorandum to Governor
of Arunachal Pradesh, has demanded immediate roll back of price hike in diesel, petrol,
LPG capping, SIT probe in the coal scam under the direct supervision of Central Vigilance
Commission (CVC) and reconsideration of FDI in retail.
The memorandum addressed to President of India was submitted by state BJP vice presidents
Padmeswari Jamoh and B.R. Wage, State General Secretary Tai Tagak, National Council
Member, Wangman Lowancgcha, State BJYM president Doni Nich and vice president Dug
The memorandum also demanded resignation of Prime Minister on moral ground for his
lleged involvement in coal scam.
Meanwhile, the State Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) has also filed FIR. against
the Prime Minister for his alleged role in Coal Scam at Police Station, Itanagar
on September 20 as part of nationwide Yuva Morcha launched programme.
Rain creates havoc in Lower Dibang Valley
ROING, Sep 25: The past one week of incessant rainfall has left trail of destruction
in the low lying and hills region of Lower Dibang Valley district.
Speaking to this correspondent, Bizari Anchal Samity Member (ASM) Robin Perme informed
that all agricultural area in Anpum, Bizari and Paglam circle have been inundated
by flood water.
Giving estimate of the losses, Perme said that almost 400-500 acre of agriculture
plot has been affected, especially in ‘Bis camp’ and ‘Dunabari’ area off Anpum-Paglam
circle. All harvested crops were also destroyed in the heavy showers, he informed.
A road connecting Anpum and Bizari, executed under Central Road Fund (CRF) has also
been washed away by flood water from Sissiri River at several points in 13 km, 9
km and 4 km from Anpum, he informed. The wooden bridge that had served as the only
route to agricultural areas of Anpum-Bizari people is also damaged, said Perme. All
domesticated cattle of the local people used for agricultural works were also washed
away by the flood water.
All sorts of water borne diseases like Diarrhea and malaria are also spreading in
the area, informed Perme and urgently sought the help of District medical department
to curb the disease, which is likely to take epidemic form.
The Bizari circle has one sub centre which serves as the health care centre for
the entire region run by Karuna Trust. The Anpum-Paglam circle is 60 km far from
it’s nearest headquarter Dambuk, and 33 km away from Bizari.
Responding to the flood damage, sources from Dambuk MLA Jomin Tayeng informed that
two ration sorties were in operation today in Paglam-Anpum-Bizari circle continuing
the supply of essential commodities to the affected people. Further, efforts are
on way to be made the ration supply from Dholla ghat in Assam for Anpum and Paglam
area tomorrow, the sources added.
In Roing circle, the worst affected areas are Koronu, Abali, Arungo, Iduli, Chidu-Kebali.
Talking to this correspondent from Kebali, Aegami Meme, a local teacher informed
that the NHPC road to dam site of Dibang Multipurpose Project that connects Chidu-Kebali-Elopa
with Roing has been damaged at several points by the flood water.
In Kebali village, a house belonging to one old lady Manchi Menda was damaged as
tree fell on her house. The village which is situated near the bank of Eze River
is also facing the danger of rising water level that threatens to wash away the nearby
The orange cultivated areas belonging to the villagers of Chidu-Kebali is also badly
affected by the heavy showers and flood water. Villagers are putting the estimate
of damage to nearly 30,000 orange plants. Meme informed that a cattle grazing land
in Elopa, was also washed away by the Dibang river.
The rising water level of Eze river and the damage to the bridge that connects the
plain areas with the hills of Lower Dibang Valley, have left the hills region of
the district disconnected from outside world.
In Hunli-Desali circle, around 100 students of KGBV, 130 students of Hunli government
middle school and remaining another 100 school children of Jammu Pani, Elopa residential
school and Desali secondary school is facing food shortages. Most of the hostel boarders
have left their hostels as their have been acute shortage of food ration. Equally
affected in this remote region are the local government staffs and officers who are
also stranded without proper essential commodities.
Also stranded are the villagers of Koronu, Abali, Arungo, Iduli and Kapang village.
All these villages are now totally cut off from its district headquarter Roing. People
are using boats to cross waterlogged areas on the roads, and using the hill tracts
to reach Roing.
The Koronu village is being threatened by overflowing Inju river and has become uncross
able. On some emergency cases, people are seeking help of elephant or bulldozer to
cross the river.
The agriculture area of these villages which is situated in low lying areas is almost
flooded with water. Most houses belonging to agricultural labourer have been washed
away and they are shifting to safer places in nearby villages. Old Abali village
has almost been flooded by rising Aba river for almost four days. All the local agricultural
produce and properties have been severely damaged by the flood. People resent that
despite such huge losses, they have to be content with mere 25 kg of rice that was
the only help offered by the government.
FCI ‘allegations’ irks AAPSU
ITANAGAR, Sept 25: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has expressed
dismay over report written by Pinuel Basumatary, executive director of Food Corporation
of India North East region to chairman and Managing director, FCI headquarter, New
Delhi in which he has alleged that AAPSU members has threatened one Anupam Lahiri,
general manager FCI Itanagar.
Besides mentioning threat from AAPSU members, Basumatary also wrote about 4 other
cases of assault and threatening to FCI officers in Arunachal Pradesh. Stating that
FCI members are not safe, he had requested higher authorities to take up security
matter of FCI Itanagar staff at appropriate level.
In a release AAPSU President Takam Tatung while taking strong exception to the allegations
leveled against apex student body of the state, has given 10 days time to the Pinuel
Basumataray to explain on what basis he made such strong allegations.
“He has leveled serious allegation against AAPSU. He needs to come up with proof
to substantiate his claim. If he does not respond by next 10 days, AAPSU will lodge
police complaint and also file defamation suit against him.” Taking further dig,
AAPSU wonders, how come a person who has never visited Arunachal to understand the
ground situation, can prepare such report sitting in an air condition room in Guwahati.
“Pinuel Basumatary has given example of 5 incidents of alleged attacks and threat
received by staffs of FCI, Itanagar. AAPSU condemns such unlawful act and urges state
government to provide proper security.
AAPSU said “FCI officials of trouble-torn NE states like Manipur, Assam and Nagaland
face more problem than they face in Arunachal. Therefore this report which shows
Arunachal in poor light is not acceptable to us.”
Further AAPSU has questioned the sincerity of FCI towards serving the tribal people
of state. “When FCI started its operation in the state, the monthly allocation was
fixed at 7600 MT for rice, Sugar 834 MT and wheat 800 MT. Even though population
has increased FCI has not enhanced the allocation of food items. This shows the insensitive
nature of FCI towards the need of the tribal people of state,” said AAPSU.
AAPSU further called on FCI to regularize those tribal employees who are working
under deputation in FCI Arunachal and also called for strengthening the man power.
The apex student body has also called on civil supply minister to take note of incident
and asked him to interfere so that FCI does not malign the image of Arunachal further
at national forum.
Meanwhile, expressing unhappiness over situation arising out of controversy regarding
green field airport, AAPSU urged state govt to resolve the issue at the earliest
so that development activities are not hampered.
Umbrey pleads for formation of NE tourism board
ITANAGAR, Sept 25: MLA Laeta Umbrey today called for formation of North East Tourism
Board for rapid development of tourism sector in the region.
Addressing the one-day workshop on NE tourism under the theme, “Making North East
Tourism Ready” organized at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, Umbrey said the NE region
is endowed with great natural resources and biodiversity. However, the MLA said
despite best efforts of the respective NE Govt, tourism could not pick up as expected,
except Sikkim. The one day event was organized with the support and guidance of
the Ministry of DONER, NEC and the CII.
Highlighting the activities of the Association of Tour Operators of North India
which was established in 1998 as a common platform for promotion of tourism industry
in the region, Umbrey said ATONEI had carried aggressive campaign within the region
and out side for the promotion of tourism and successfully organized two major events
– one at Guwahati in 1999 and another at Shillong in 2003. But due to some unavoidable
reasons, for many years the Association could not organize such events.
Appreciating the NEC for hiring the Tata Consultancy Services to prepare Tourism
Master Plan for the region, the MLA, who is also President Association of Tour Operators
suggested that the tourism circuits be interlinked and planned in the same way as
Special Economic Zones were planned.
“ATONEI is committed to upgrade this one day event in the future as a major annual
tourism event with more activities, Umbrey said and requested the DoNER Minister
to approve the proposal and direct the NEC in this regard.
Several issues pertaining to the development of tourism in the region was discussed
DoNER Minister Pawan Singh Ghatowar, however, could not attend the workshop due
to his sudden visit to flood affected areas of Assam. Arunachal Pradesh was represented
by A.K. Singh, Director,Tourism.
Among others, Assam Minister for Transport and Tourism, Chandan Brahma, tour operators
from NE states, tour operators of Delhi including M.P. Bezbarua (Former Tourism Secretary,
Govt. of India and present Permanent Representative to the World Tourism Organization,
Subash Goyal, President, Indian Association of Tour Operators, Subash Verma, President,
Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India, DoNER and NEC secretaries, govt.
representatives from various NE states were present.
Uncertainty looms large over LSHE project
RUKSIN, Sept 25: Uncertainty looms large over the ongoing construction of the 2000
MW Lower Subnsiri Hydro Project at Gerukhamukh as a strong anti-dam lobby headed
by All Assam Students Union (AASU) has shrouded a cloud of doubt over the project.
The AASU and its allies, who are rigid on their demand, claim that the ongoing dam
construction at Gerukhamukh is devoid of technical assessment on the impact on the
downstream areas. The protesting groups have stoutly called for scrapping of the
project, expressed apprehension that people living in downstream areas would be devastated
during any major earthquake.
It may be recalled that several ethnic organizations of Assam led by AASU and TMPK
(Takam Mishing Porin Kebang) have been taking up agitational path protesting the
NHPC and the Assam Government’s failure to honour the suggestions of the Expert Committee
to keep the construction at abeyance till the final reports was verified.
The ‘Expert Committee’ including geologist of Guwahati IIT, Gauhati University and
Dibrugarh University that was constituted after tripartite meeting among Assam government,
NHPC and representatives of AASU in December 2006, has unequivocally said that the
mega-dam projects should not be located in the seismically sensitive Himalayan foothill
The experts observed that the present location of the LSHEP ‘was not appropriate,’
since the site is geologically and seismologically sensitive. Moreover, the seismic
design parameter is not properly chosen for the project. It further observed that
the main dam is designed to withstand an earthquake of magnitude 8, whereas the site
and its adjacent areas have a recorded history of seismic events of magnitude 8.5
or even more.
The seismic design parameter considered for the project as 0.38 peak ground acceleration
(PGA) value for an 8.0 M earthquake at 10 km focal depth is largely inadequate. Consideration
of the ‘Main Boundary Thrust’ as source of such high magnitude earthquake, which
is about 15 km away from the dam site and not giving due consideration to the foothill
trust (FHT), which is within the range of 3 km, can largely be considered as a serious
drawback. The 1897 and 1950 great Assam earthquakes had their PGA values exceeding
1.0g, the expert committee observed.
Meanwhile, AASU and 26 ethnic organizations have decided to continue their joint
movement to block the transportation of construction materials to the project site.
ANSU organises mega health camp at Seppa
Seppa, Sept 25: Over 800 patients were treated by a team of specialist doctors and
health officers during the two days Mega Health Camp organised by All Nishi Student
Union (ANSU) at Govt. Higher Secondary School Bazarline, Seppa on September 21 and
The doctors, who rendered their valuable services during the health camp included,
Dr. Tao Kaki, Senior Medicine Specialist, Dr. Lala Wange, MDS Sr. Dental Surgeon,
Dr. Tabu Muri, MS Orthopadic Surgeon, Dr. Todak Tawa, MD Gynaecologist, Dr.Tane Jessy
Tara MD Padiatric and Dr. Kapu Sophin, MO.
Earlier, Dr. Lala Wange advised the people to maintain a healthy way of life and
keep their surroundings neat and clean to avoid some common diseases.
The ANSU team also visited the remote Govt. Middle School, Yangfo under Chayang Tajo
circle and interacted with the teachers, students and local public. DIPRO
Flash floods force citizens to run for lives
CHONGKHAM, Sept 25: The people of Chongkham, Lathao, Piyong and Mahadevpur administrative
circles in Namsai sub-division of Lohit district have again been ruthlessly hit by
The current wave of flood has submerged the low lying areas of Alubari-Napatia-Mabira
in Chongkham circle, Jona-I, II, III & IV in Lathao circle and Silatoo sectors in
Mahadevpur circle forcing thousands of people to run for their lives leaving behind
their livestock and immovable properties at the mercy of the fury. The rivers that
have altered the demography and geography of Namsai sub-division include Noa-Dehing,
Jengthu, Berreng, Tengapani, Siuri, Digaru and Teang.
Mahadevpur local MLA and Minister for Finance, PWD & Planning Chowna Mein, Parliamentary
Secretary C.T Mein and MLA Nang Sati Mein monitored the rescue works along with newly
joined Namsai ADC. The Assembly Youth Congress Namsai, All Namsai Area Youth Association
and local leaders also visited the flood affected areas. The Finance Minister while
talking to this correspondent put the loss incurred in the floods to the tune of
Rs. 1000 crores.
Since September 19 country boats have been pressed into service to ferry the stranded
villagers of Alubari while Namsai administration was toiling hard to ensure that
every needed help reaches timely to emerge affected people out of the fury that has
so far wreaked tremendous havoc. People were without food, water, electricity, fuel
and domestic LPG cylinders, while the roads, bridges, culverts, standing crops suffered
massive damages, electric posts uprooted, water supply lines washed away and telephone
post uprooted multiplying the suffering of the masses.
So far nine relief camps have been setup in all the administrative circles where
around 2300 flood victims from 15 villages have been accommodated with needed relief
like rice, dal, blankets, tarpaulin and medicines.
Lohit District Students Union president Chow Khunseng Namchoom has urged the state
government to pour adequate funds and speed up rescue and relief works. General Secretary
AYCN Chow Khai Longchot while thanking his youth members for all out contribution
at this time of adversity expressed utmost hope that their contribution would certainly
There is no denying of the fact that the local political leaderships and administration
initiated actions at appropriate time and managed to avoid any loss of lives. But
the question now arises is whether such ad-hoc measures can make any difference?
The need of the hour is to have detailed study on scientific river management to
effectively control the annual menace of floods and erosions. The state government
ought to be in touch with flood management agencies to mitigate the consecutive problem.
Till date, despite series of devastation caused by floods there has been no comprehensive
scientific study of the rivers and its tributaries flowing in the state. A serious
scientific research of the rivers, besides other flood-control measures would be
needed to effectively check floods.
Since major rivers in the state have its own specific attributes it must be channelized
to perfection as building embankments and spurs cannot guarantee full proof security.
The state government must consult with international organizations like the ‘Earth
Institute’ on flood management and seek coordination from neighbouring countries
and states for sharing metrological data. The government must also step up demand
for setting up of a regional office of the Central Water Commission in the state.
By doing so, herds of innovative plans and actions would follow. From Pisi Zauing
Over Rs 2 crore sanctioned for OPD complex at Seppa hospital
Seppa, Sept 25: Rs.2.25 crore has been sanctioned for construction of OPD complex
at District Hospital, Seppa.
While making this announcement during his visit to the hospital recently to tak stock
of the various problems of the district hospital, Health Minister Atum Welly instructed
the implementing agency to carry out the works in consultation and close coordination
with District Medical Officer (DMO). He also instructed DUDA, implementing agency
of the newly constructed 40 bedded hospital building to handover it to the DMO after
its completion. He asked the DMO to prepare an estimates for additional 25-bed hospital
building. He appealed all the medical staff to be sincere in their duties and directed
DMO to take action against those out post staff, who doesn’t stay at their respective
Highlighting the achievements of the Health department in the state, he informed
of launching of Arunachal Pradesh Arogy Nidhi (APANI)” for the assistance of the
poor patients below poverty line and creation record 100 posts of doctors during
While condemning the reported cases of assault on doctors, he sought cooperation
from PRI members, NGOs, students etc. to educate and make people aware of doctors’
rule in the society, who are considered next to god. He however, cautioned the physicians
to discharge their duty sincerely.
Responding to the memorandum regarding boundary wall for District Hospital, Seppa,
he instructed the DC to conduct a meeting with all the MLAs of the district for contribution
of fund for the purpose from their fund. Other point of the memorandum was to
Deputy commissioner Tope Bam hoped that the minister’s visit would definitely change
the health care delivery system in the district He urged the minister to give special
attention towards mitigating various problems facing by the health department in
the district. He also directed the DMO to ensure that sufficient medicines are made
available to all PHCs, CHCs of far-flung areas.DIPRO
Induction cum career awareness programme held
ITANAGAR, Sept 25: UGC-Coaching Centre for Entry in Services Career Counseling Cell
of Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar has organized Induction Cum Career Awareness
Programme at DN College campus today.
Speaking on the occasion, Secretary to Governor Er Ankur Garg briefed about ‘How
to Prepare for the Civil Services Examinations.’ He advised the aspirants of Civil
Services examinations to prepare whole heartedly and without wasting time as lingering
and delaying preparation prove to be a discouraging factor.
He further advised that there should be wise selection of optional paper.
All the resource persons interacted with the aspirants. They answered to the various
queries, doubts and confusions raised by several aspirants during the programme.
APCS-2012 topper, Shania Kayem Mize, also dealt at length on the structure of Arunachal
Pradesh Combined Civil Services Examinations covering its all segments from Prelims
to Viva- Voce. She emphatically pointed out that there is no short cut route to success.
Hence, one must prepare with utmost devotion, determination and sincerity.
Higher & Technical Education Director Dr. Joram Begi exhorted the aspirants of UPSC-
Civil Services Preliminary Examination to be more serious and sincere in their preparation
of the most prestigious Civil Services Examination. He also highlighted the rewards
fixed by the state Government as a token of encouragement to those who qualify civil
services Preliminary / Mains/ Viva- Voce of Civil Services Examinations.
Earlier Dr. MQ Khan, the co-ordinator of the Career Counseling Cell appreciated the
aspirants for their active and massive participation.
He called upon the aspirants to reap optimum benefits of the Free Intensive Coaching
Programme funded by the UGC. He further informed that coaching will be held in the
Library of Dera Natung Government College and also in some class rooms. The coaching
will cover complete syllabus of G.S. besides major optional Papers. He advised all
the selected Aspirants to attend the coaching classes regularly.
The Induction of Civil Services Aspirants Cum Awareness Programme was attended by
more than 600 aspirants besides many faculty members of the college.
Keh-Meh-Ha celebrated with gaiety in capital complex
ITANAGAR, Sept 25: The Keh-Meh-Ha, a harvest festival of Idu community was celebrated
with traditional fervor by Idu community residing in capital complex on 24th of this
month. The main programme was held at Hotel Arun Subansiri, here where large number
of Idu people turned up.
One of the renowned figures of Idu community and Rajya Sabha MP Mukut Mithi, ZPM
Chairperson Dibang Valley Empi Meye attended the programme along with Padi Hinda,
member, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee.
The occasion was marked by cultural and sports activities.
The football tournament was won by Rajiv Gandhi Mishmi Students Union whereas volleyball
match was won by Kera-Ah Apiya team of Itanagar. A debate competition under theme
‘Idu Ekobe Nga Na bawe’ on the danger of Idu dialect becoming extinct was held. Athuko
Tayu, Ph.D scholar from RGU was the winner of the debate.
Omila Migi chairman of the Keh-Meh-Ha festival committee Itanagar has appealed to
all Mishmi legislatures and MP to look for a common Mishmi festival ground in Itanagar
for Idu, Digaru and Miju Mishmi staying in capital complex.
“In absence of festival ground we are forced to celebrate in hotel which becomes
costly affair. Therefore there is urgent need for a Mishmi festival ground in capital
complex,” said Omila. Further he added, “We also appeal Mishmi legislatures to visit
their respective constituency. The inclement weather has caused serious trouble to
Mishmi people of Lower Dibang Valley, Anjaw, Lohit and Dibang valley. They should
visit their constituency to show solidarity with fellow brothers and sisters who
are fighting hard for survival.”
Anjaw flood situation remains grim
ITANAGAR, Sept 25: The body of the woman, who fell into CC drain on September 22
last, has been recovered yesterday, informed Anjaw district administration in a release.
Brensi Pul, aged about 60 years was wife of Late Pukukma Pul of Walla village under
Hawai circle. Search operation for recovery of the body of another person Jabrelum
Appa, son of Yuze Appa, who drowned in Seng Nallah on September 20 was going on,
the release said.
Meanwhile, the flood situation in Anjaw district remained unchanged. All the major
rivers, streams and nallahs were in spate. Flood triggered by torrential rains flooded
numerous places causing extensive damage to govt and private properties. Reports
are pouring from various places regarding damage of agri-horti fields and washing
away of livestock. Drinking water supply in Hawaii town has been disrupted since
last week. Though there was no report of disease outbreak from any part of the district
as of now, the authority has not ruled out the possibility of water borne diseases
like diarrhea and fever after the flood.
The main arterial road of Anjaw the Tezu-Kibithoo BRTF road and roads connecting
all administrative headquarters, which were damaged during the first wave of flood
in June and July, have been totally damaged again in this current wave of flood cutting
off the district from rest of the world, the release informed.
There is also report of food crisis in some parts of the district, it said.
The Anjaw deputy commissioner has sent message to the Chief Secretary for air dropping
of essential commodities at all the administrative circles of the district.
Training prog on special Summary Revision of photo electoral rolls
Ziro, Sept 25: “Booth Level Officer (BLOs) are the base of the election system in
India, as they work at the grassroots level and are responsible for a free and fair
election,” said Lower Subansiri, Deputy Commissioner Taru Talo, while addressing
the BLOs of Yazali and Ziro –Hapoli Assembly constituencies during a training programme
on special Summary Revision of photo electoral rolls at Ziro.
He insisted on strict adherence to the rules and guidelines framed by the Election
Commission of India and requested the BLOs to strictly go through the manuals and
handout provided to them.
EAC-cum ERO, Ziro-Hapoli, Tajing Padung sought queries and ground level problems
faced by the BLOs for open discussion and constructive suggestions from the members
and the master trainers present.
ADC-cum-ERO,Yazali AC, Kunto Payeng requested the BLOs to be impartial in reporting
forgery and fraudulent cases to the EROs to avoid duplicacy. Sincerity and honesty
from the BLOs can definitely help in a fair and free election, he opined.
CO-cum-AEROs, Pistana, Nomya Kakki also requested the BLOs to be present during the
hearing so as to check the authenticity of the documents. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Sept 25: The Banderdewa Circle Intellectual Forum (BCIF) has deferred
its proposed 48-hr Capital Complex bandh called from September 27 morning in protest
against non-fulfillment of its charter of demands, including construction of greenfield
airport at Karsingsa, in view of the on going summative-I CBSE examination and to
facilitate smooth conduct of the ongoing XI Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football
Tournament, according to a BCIF release.
AASSATA demands regularization of 2003 batch SSA teachers
ITANAGAR, Sept 25: All Arunachal Sarva Sikhsha Abhiyan Teachers Association (AASSATA)
has called on the Education Minister today and appealed for regularization of 2003
batch SSA teachers at one go.
Informing the minister that majority of the 2003 batch teachers are yet to be regularized,
Association said all the teachers appointed in 2003 should be treated equally and
regularization of the all the teachers should be considered at one go basis. Meanwhile
Association claimed that the minister assured its delegation for regularization
of the 2003 batch teachers and a committee had already been constituted to look
into the matter.
Complaint against encroachment
ITANAGAR, Sept 25: All Arunachal Pradesh Government Departmental Labours Union, East
Kameng Branch today appealed to the deputy commissioner to take stern against encroachers
of labour barrack at Seppa. Claiming that some group of people are forcefully occupying
the PWD labour barrack at Seppa and threatened the labours to vacate it, it sought
the personal intervention of the DC to solve the problem.
‘Solve grievances of local people’
ITANAGAR, Sept 25: Claiming that Hindustan Construction Company Pvt Ltd has failed
to address grievances of affected people like job opportunities for local youths,
Pare Project Land Affected Welfare Committee today said that companies which are
being engaged in project works in the state should look into the grievances of the
local affected people on priority basis.
Four govt bills to be tabled
ITANAGAR, Sept 25: Four government bills are likely to be tabled during the three
days Legislative Assembly session which is scheduled to begin from 27th September,
according to an official release.
Changlang DC advocates for computerization of all Govt offices
CHANGLANG, Sept 25: Changlang Deputy Commissioner in a meeting on e-Governance yesterday
strongly advocated for computerization of all the offices of the district.
To start with, the DC directed every DDOs to fully computerize their respective offices
Pay Rolls and asked the HoDs to sponsore two employees to undertake training course
on computer application, which will soon be imparted by DIO, Changlang. DIPRO
Rodents creates havoc in Deed
Ziro, Sept 25: Rodents created havoc in Deed area under Pistana circle of Lower Subansiri
district by damaging cardamom gardens in large scale and standing paddy crops. The
farming community of Deed area is in despair as they are totally dependent on the
cardamom fields for their livelihood.
Former Deed ASM Toko Enu appealed to the Govt. on behalf of the Farming community
to grant relief assistance to the farmers as they have no other means of income other
than it. DIPRO
Ration sorties to Paglam, Dambuk
ITANAGAR, Sept 25: While responding to the letter of Dambuk constituency MLA Jomin
Tayeng, the civil supply director asked the district administration to assist people
of Dambuk constituency in their fight against nature’s fury.
Tayeng has written a letter to the director of civil supply citing ineffectiveness
of the Lower Dibang Valley district administration in providing relief material to
flood affected people of Dambuk, Paglam and Anpum.
Meanwhile, chopper pressed into service to supply essential food items at Paglam
and Dambuk. 60 quintal of rice has been provided to the flood affected people at
Paglam by two ration sorties, while one sortie carrying 28 quintal rice along with
essential live saving items reached at Dambuk. The rice has been issued by MLA Jomin
Tayeng from his quota.
Tomorrow, copter will also be pressed into service to supply 90 quintal rice,
2 quintal salt, 2 quintal dal, 2 quintal nutrela and 5 quintal potato. This is also
under the initiative of local MLA Tayeng.
Heavy rainfall recorded in Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Sept 25: Heavy incessant rainfall spell was recorded during the last phase
of current monsoon, especially from September 11 till date in entire Arunachal Pradesh.
As per the data available with ICAR, Basar, though such high rainfall was recorded
in 1984, 1987, 1990 and 2010 the current non-stop spell has been found to be very
unprecedented and noteworthy in this era of climate change. During this month a record
rainfall of over 455.5 mm was recorded as against normal rainfall of 319.7 mm (as
experienced during the last 30 years).
Similar situation has also been witnessed in all over the state, especially in Pasighat
and Tezu resulting in devastating flood, soil erosion, landslides and washing away
of kharif drops and horticulture gardents.
Due to heavy rainfall and climatic variations, pests and diseases, particularly insects
like Gundhi bugs, diseases like gummosis, web blight, rotting etc.have also increased
in all agricultural fields causing major losses.
ITANAGAR, Sept 25: The inaugural episode of the weekly news programme called "Arunachal
Weekly" (of 30 minutes duration) launched by ‘News and Views’ famed and senior journalist
Taro Chatung will be telecast on September 26 at 6:30 p.m. on NE TV. The programme
would be telecast every Monday on NE TV at 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Landslide snaps road link in Upper Siang
YINGKIONG, Sept 25: Lanslide and erosion triggered by torrential rain over the last
13 days have disrupted road communication along Pasighat-Yingkiong road.
The Pasighat-Yingkiong road have been cut off as mounds of debris, stone and mud
blocked the road at several points. Road communication between Tuting and Yingkiong
has also been snapped.
The capsized bridge at Rottung is yet be restored while Aalo-Yingkiong BRTF road
is also blocked at 24 km near Komkar village. Upper Siang has also been facing acute
shortage of PDS items especially rice, LPG due to disruption in road communication.
Life Care Foundation offer dental care services
MIAO Sept 25: Life Care Foundation since its inception in 2008 has been playing a
significant role in reaching out to people of Vijaynagar Circle by offering the much
needed medical help coming from friends in the churches and public leaders including
Miao local MLA and Minister Kamlung Mossang on one time support basis.
LCF is organizing a 6-day dental care and training camp from September 24 to 29 at
Upper Miao where free consultation, check up and medicines are being provided on
dental health. The NGO will also be giving dental training to health workers of Vijaynagar
Co-incidentally, three doctors among 8 tourists visiting Deban-Miao during this period
has agreed to spare their time for the camp, said LCF Director Philip Ngwazah while
informing that anyone with dental problem can visit the camp and take benefit from
The learned tourist doctors from United States include Dr. Eric Bernard Langellier,
Dr. Harold Lloyd Maynard and Dr. Kenneth Wayne Lose, who deserve appreciation and
Earlier in January 2011 and February this year, LCF organized free medical camps
in five villages in Vijaynagar valley during which hundreds of villagers with various
ailments were provided medicines free of cost.
From Pisi Zauing.
Development activities under Bordumsa reviewed
ITANAGAR, Sept 25: A coordination meeting of Bordumsa Sub-Division was held in the
office chamber of the additional deputy commissioner, Bordumsa, to take the stock
of ongoing developmental activities undertaken by various Government Developmental
Agencies of Bordumsa Sub Division.
All local heads of department from Bordumsa and Diyun circle attended the meeting.
Chairing the meeting, ADC Kento Riba gave emphasis on effective and timely execution
of developmental projects by the executing agencies without compromising the quality
of the works. He also exhorted the local heads of department to cultivate work culture
through punctuality and regularly attending office attendance. He urged them for
prompt disposal of public grievances, timely clearance of files, maintenance of decorum
and discipline in the office.
Respective head of Department presented their achievement reports for the period
from April 1 to September 20, 2012.
Zilla Parishad Members of Bordumsa and Diyun and the Chairperson, Anchal Samity of
Bordumsa and Diyun Anchal Samity also addressed the meet.
Association submits memo to MLA
ITANAGAR, Sept 25: Claiming that Thrizino sub-division of West Kameng district has
been facing shortage of teaching staffs and other basic infrastructures for last
20 years, Aka Emplyee’s Welfare Association, Thrizino today demanded the local MLA
to look into matter.
In a 9th points memorandum submitted to local MLA, the association also sought
transfer of full-fledged additional deputy commissioner for the smooth and effective
functioning. Highlighting various problems faced by common people, it further appealed
to its local representative to pursue the matter for the restoration of primary health
centre at Thrizino. It also demanded for early establishment of police station at
Thrizino to contain law and problem. The other points included in the memorandum
are demands for SBI branch, re-establishment of craft centre and establishment of
large size multipurpose cooperative society at Thrizino.
Meets on Special Revision of Electoral Roll
Aalo, Sept 25: A meeting on Special Revision of Electoral Rolls, attended at large
by agents of political parties, EROs and AEROs of West Siang District was held under
the Chairmanship of District Election Officer Marnya Ete at Conference Hall of DC’s
office on September 24.
Addressing the gathering, the DEO asked all EROs, AEROs, BLOs to complete all election
related works within stipulated time as per the guidelines of ECI since election
works are time bound. He appealed all political parties to cooperate with election
representatives appointed all over the district in 238 polling stations. He also
asked all EROs to pass instructions to the teaching staff, who have been appointed
as designated officers to perform their duties only after teaching hours. Timely
dispatch of election related messages and intimation to DEO on election related problems
should be taken care of, he said.
Participating in the discussion, former minister Doi Ado stressed on checking of
double entries of voters and movements during casting of votes in 30, 31 and 32 ST
DCC (I) and BJP presidents Gedo Kato and Komduk Loya also shared their experiences
and assured all cooperation from their side.
Earlier, welcoming the gathering, T. Messar, ERO Aalo dwelt at length on election
related matters like double entry, registration of MPs, Ministers and MLAs in their
respective places, service voters, overseas voters, issue of EPIC etc. and extended
his thanks to one and all for the cooperation. DIPRO
KGBV teachers assured of enhanced salary
ITANAGAR, Sept 25: Education Minister Bosiram Siram has assured to look into the
demands of the All Arunachal Pradesh Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidalaya Teachers Association
(AAPKGBVTA) for enhancement of the salary of the KGBV teachers. The assurance
came when a delegation of the AAPKGBVTA called on the minister and urged him to
enhance the salary, the Association claimed in a release. The Association hoped
that its demand will be fulfilled at the earliest. Earlier, it had served 15 days
ultimatum to the authority demanding enhancement of the teachers’ salary.
72 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.