ITANAGAR, Sept 28: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today admitted that
crime against women in the state has been on the rise.
Responding to a question raised in the assembly during question hour by Trinamool
Congress member Laeta Umbrey, he quoted statistics of the report prepared by Arunachal
Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW).
He told the house that 190 cases of atrocities against women were reported in the
state during 2010, while the numbers in 2011 was 171 and that till August 2012 was
The cases reported in the state were rape, kidnapping, molestation, sexual harassment
and domestic violence.
Tuki informed that the government had already established anti-human trafficking
units in three district headquarters namely Itanagar, Pasighat and Tezu, while three
would be established soon at Daporijo, Seppa and Changlang.
"The DIG (Crime) has been made the nodal officer of these units," he said.
Tuki said, APSCW last month submitted a memorandum to him demanding appointment of
child marriage prevention officer under Child Marriage Prohibition Act, 2006 in order
to check child marriage.
The other demands of the memorandum includes, non-grant of bail in crime like rape
and murder, security to victims and their families, recruitment of more police personnel
and opening of separate women cell in every police stations to handle cases relating
Liaison officers: Responding to the question raised by NCP member Alo Libang regarding
shifting of SE level officer and his subordinate officers from Delhi to state, Tuki
said due to various projects that coming up in the state and to pursue the other
government matters, it is necessary to post these officers at Delhi and there is
no plan to shift the post of SE to state as of now.
He further said, due to these officers the state exchequer is getting benefits.
Illegal Migration: Regarding illegal migration, Tuki said that the state government
would form a committee to study the issue of illegal migration from Bangladesh into
the state and prepare a report to be placed in the assembly for discussion. "In
2010, state government set up special task forces in each district to detect and
identify illegal migrants.
Detention cells have been established in every district and checking of inner line
permits have been intensified to check influx of outsiders," he said in the assembly
while speaking on a private member resolution (PMR) moved by NCP member Bamang Felix.
Felix said that illegal migration from Bangladesh has become a serious problem not
only for Assam but for the entire North-East region.
Chief minister Tuki said that DIG (Intelligence) has been appointed as state nodal
officer to monitor illegal migrants and their repartition.
"The state is protected under relevant laws like Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation
Act," he said.
He said whatever migrants available in the state were being hired by locals as domestic
He appealed the people to be vigilant while appointing such people and inform the
police accordingly for future records.
Felix said that the Centre had earlier decided to deport at least 3000 Bangladeshis
"But towards the end of April this year, it took a U-turn as the union Home Ministry
has decided to do a rethink on the policy as it felt the deportation exercise was
'un-implementable'," Felix said.
Renovation of bungalows: Regarding SPA fund for renovation of Bungalows Public Work
Department Minister Chowna Mein said the state government submitted the proposal
for extension and renovation of Bungalows of Ministers, Parliamentary Secretaries,
members of Public Service Commission, Information Commission, Senior Officers at
Itanagar and infrastructure development of residential building under PWD Western
Zone under SPA and accordingly the Finance Ministry has released Rs 500 lakhs and
the work were executed.
Mein further responding to the question raised by Trinamool Congress member Leata
Umbrey on the issue informed that Rs 470.01 lakhs were spent on replacement of furniture
and furnishing, painting, fixing Tiles, varnishing, replacement of sanitary and water
supply fitting CC work, plinth protection, drain, replacement of door and window
shutter and frame, boundary wall, construction of visitor shed, extension of bed
room and verandah etc.
Regarding constitution of committee to find out the ground reality, whether the work
were executed properly or not, Mein said there is no necessary for constituting of
a committee in this regard as all the work were executed properly.
However, expressing his dissatisfaction on the work, Umbrey urged the Minister to
visit Bunglow No. 6 at ESS sector. He said expenditure of Rs 13.94 was shown against
Bungalow No 6. But in true sense no any physical work visible in the said Bungalow.
(With inputs from PTI)
Quotes of the Day
• “Woha me slum bolta hai, yaha me colony bolta hai” - CM while participating in
the discussion on Slum Dwellers Bill.
• “I invite you to have a cup of tea at Bunglow number 6, ESS- Sector, Itanagar &
see for yourself” - Laeta Umbrey to PWD minister while demanding constitution of
a committee to find out the ground reality.
• “Kurung Kumey me teacher bimar hota hai aur yaha (state capital) me ane se achcha
hota hai kiya,” - Bamang Felix while expressing his concern over the temporary transfer
of 21 SSA teachers from Kurung Kumey district on medical ground.
Assembly approves Rights to Slum Dwellers Bill and Tiger Protection Bill
ITANAGAR, Sept 28: The Arunachal Pradesh Property Rights to Slum Dwellers Bill, 2012,
moved by Urban Development Minister Rajesh Tacho yesterday, was passed by the assembly
today by voice vote despite opposed by NCP MLA Ralom Borang and Trinamool Congress
member Laeta Umbrey.
While opposing the bill Borang said there is no slum area in the state. Umbrey supported
him saying migrants will outnumber the locals if the bill was passed. "We should
be specific as to who would live in the slums and minimum and maximum area to be
allotted. They suggested that ample time should be given to members of the assembly
before passing of bills.
Tacho clarified that the bill was in tune with the Union Housing and Poverty Alleviation
ministry’s Rajiv Awas Yojna (RAY) aimed at making India slum-free.
It will benefit the landless poor tribal people to get dwelling houses at affordable
price, he said.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki said the bill in public interest targets developing the
urban cities and rural towns under the Jawaharlal Nehru Rural Urban Mission-2008.
The Centre has identified million-plus urban cities in the country under the scheme
and Itanagar is among one of them where municipality would be set up soon. The bill
is mandatory for holding election to the municipality, he said.
Responding to the concern of the members, Tuki clarified that 108 locations, mainly
colonies in the state capital and district headquarters, have been identified as
slums to avail of the RAY scheme.
Further, the bill, 'The Arunachal Pradesh Forest and Special Tiger Protection Forces
Bill 2012', introduced yesterday by chief minister Nabam Tuki, who also holds the
Environment and Forest portfolio, during the first day of the three-day session was
passed by voice vote today.
Tuki informed that 288 posts have been created for forest protection and 112 for
Tiger protection force and the government is putting proposal for Namdapha National
Park and Tiger reserve.
He also informed the recruitment process will be held on transparent manner with
due cooperation and consultation from district administration adding that 70% post
will be filled up from the district and 30 per cent will be recruited from the nearby
areas of Park and Reserve. (With inputs from PTI)
AAPSU rejects FCI clarification
ITANAGAR, Sept 28: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) today rejected
the statement given by Food Corporation of India, general manager, (NE) zonal office,
While reacting to the FCI statement published in this daily yesterday, AAPSU in a
release today said that the GM is lying. The union has documentary evidence to proof
that executive director NE region Pinuel Basumatary has infact lodged complaint to
higher ups at Delhi claiming that AAPSU members had intimidated Anupam Lahiri, FCI
general manager of Arunachal Pradesh. Referring to letter no. Estt.9 (1)/NEZ/2011/Deputation/2047-48
written on 5th September 2012 in which executive director has cited five example
of threat and intimidation to FCI staffs in Arunachal Pradesh, AAPSU said in number
5 it has been written that “Sri Anupam Lahiri, GM(AP) has reported to have faced
intimidating words from outside parties like All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union
and other political parties since his joining there in the month of June 2012.”
“How can GM lie that Basumatary did not make any allegation against AAPSU? The evidence
is there for everyone to see and read. FCI has to tell us which AAPSU activist had
threatened them. They have to explain us,” stated AAPSU. Further they added, “We
are giving 10 days time to the FCI officials to clarify. Besides Basumtaray has portrayed
Arunachal as law-less state in his report which is against the interest of state.
The civil supply minister of Arunachal should take note of this report and organize
a meeting with FCI officials so that everything be cleared.”
AAPSU urged all those FCI officials who had left Itanagar office on the pretext of
security reason to come back at the earliest and resume duty. “You will find lawless
people everywhere in this world. Just because of some unfortunate incident FCI officials
should not brand Arunachal as lawless state. At present because of flood and natural
calamity people of interior Arunachal are crying for food. FCI should make sure that
those people receive food grains,” stated AAPSU.
Catholic Priest dies in road accident
ITANAGAR, Sept 28: Shijo Paul, MSFS, the Assistant Parish Priest of Holy Angels Parish,
Tato, died in a road accident on Tato-Monigong road on September 26. He met with
the tragic accident while negotiating a narrow patch on the Tato-Monigong road when
he was driving back to Tato after visiting a village ministry.
Though the Bolero that he was driving went over the cliff and got stuck mid-way down
the precipice, Shijo was thrown off the vehicle and fell several meters below and
died on the spot. His lone fellow passenger, a class five boy, Raju Bunyi from Pidi
village also died in the accident.
The mortal remains of Shijo on its way to Shillong for funeral had a stop over at
Holy Trinity Ashram, Banderdewa where a large number of priests, religious and Catholic
faithful and public leaders paid their last respects to the late Paul. The Bishop
of Itanagar and the Provincial of MSFS Guwahati Province condoled the untimely demise
of Shijo and Raju.
Arunachal Christian Forum (ACF) expressed grief and sorrow over tragic demise of
the young priest Paul and Raju.
ACF general secretary Toko Teki, in a condolence message, described his untimely
demise as a great loss for the Catholic community and prayed to almighty for eternal
peace of the departed soul.
President of Arunachal Pradesh Catholic Union Tok Butum, General Secretary Taw Tebinalso
also mourned the tragic death of Paul and Raju.
Bridge re-opens for public
ITANAGAR, Sept 28: Much to the relief of resident of Abotani colony and Niti Vihar
area, today Bailey bridge at Abotani colony was renovated and reopened for traffic.
The bridge was under repairing for last months and its reopening will ease the traffic
along main highway.
Despite capital witnessing heavy rain, a dedicated team of PWD engineers led by Er
Techi Ratu, executive engineer and his associates including junior engineers Khandu
Wahge, Mitung Mize worked over night to ensure that bridge is completed at the earliest.
The Abotani Balley bridge is an important source of connectivity for resident of
Niti Vihar, Mob-I, Mob-II, H-sector, Abotani Colony and Ganga area. While talking
to this daily Er Katung Wahge, superintendent engineer, capital complex lauded
his team of officers for putting in every effort for reopening of the bridge. He
said bridge is open for public use.
Consultative meeting on Special Summary revision of electoral rolls
Ziro, Sept 28: A good electoral registration is the first step towards a good and
effective electoral process, and no eligible candidate should be restraint from exercising
their adult franchise, said Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner cum District Election
Officer (DEO) Taru Talo.
The BLAs appointed can list out dead and shifted voters through house to house survey
and present the list to the designated officers to avoid duplicate votes, the DEO
said in a Consultative Committee meeting of political parties on Special Summary
Revision of Photo Electoral Rolls today.
He also informed the political representatives to restrain from submitting bulk electoral
registrations forms during the hearing process which encourages fake voters.
EAC cum ERO Hapoli Tajing Padung while briefing the aims and objectives of the meeting
said that such revisions are necessary for cent percent participation. He sought
their cooperation for an error free electoral roll.
Clarifying appointment and role of Booth Level Agents (BLAs), he informed the political
party representatives that the appointment of a BLA can not and would not be revoked
during the revision process except in unavoidable circumstances like death case.
The Draft Publication of Photo Rolls would commence from October 8 to 31 for all
the polling stations of Yachuli (ST) and Ziro Hapoli (ST) Assembly Constituencies
through Booth Level Officers for public inspection. DIPRO
APCC team visits Mebo flood-hit areas
RUKSIN, Sept 28: A team of Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee led by its vice president
and former Arunachal Minister Lombo Tayeng today visited the flood affected areas
of Mebo Sub-division in East Siang and took stock of the post flood situation.
The team accompanied by the Mebo Block Congress leaders visited Namsing, Motum, Borguli
and Mer-Gadum villages and interacted with the flood-hit people to know about their
various problems. The villagers informed the team of shortage of food items and drinking
It is reported that the authority was unable to supply adequate relief materials
to the affected families due to disruption in road communication.
Talking to this correspondent this evening, Lombo Tayeng said his party would report
the situation to the APCC president Mukut Mithi and the Chief Minister Nabam Tuki
and demand adequate food and medicines for the flood affected people and take appropriate
flood control measures.
Tayeng, who represented Mebo constituency for several terms, has demanded the authority
for taking up proper relief and rehabilitation measures after due assessment of the
flood losses and damages.
Sensitization prog on disaster management for HoDs
ROING, Sept 28: A sensitization programme for all the HoDs and their role and responsibilities
in disaster management was held at Anchal Samiti Hall here today. The programme was
organized by the department of District Disaster Management, Roing.
Attending the programme, Lower Dibang Valley deputy commissioner Garima Gupta said
that Lower Dibang Valley being disaster prone district, natural calamities like flood,
landslide, storm, fire and earthquakes can occur any time. Since such disasters can
occur any time and anywhere, we have to be prepared for such situations to lessen
the extent of damage, she said while highlighting the roles and the responsibilities
of all line Departments through powerpoint presentation.
She informed that a District Disaster Management Authority has been formed in Lower
Dibang Valley for effective management of disasters in the district.
Meanwhile, the DC asked all the heads of the departments to immediately assess the
flood damages/loss in the district and submit the report within the first week of
the October for onward submission to the Govt.
Alokong Perme, DDMO highlighted the Disaster Management Act 2005.
Wanot Tikhak, ADC, Alen Pertin, SDO and HoDs were present in the programme. DIPRO
APYC hold video conference with Rahul
ITANAGAR, Sept 28: The Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) had a talk with All
India Congress Committee General Secy and incharge Youth Congress Rahul Gandhi today
through video conference.
Rahul enquired about the activities and programmes taken so far by APYC and the action
plans for the next three months. He also enquired about the well-being of the people
of the state.
Rahul had one-to-one talk with other office bearers in the Pradesh Youth Congress
also regarding their given responsibilities respectively.
APYC president Tadar Niglar informed Rahul of the 3 months action plan and the activities
and series of programs done so far in the state.
The 3 months action plans includes, training programme for polling booth committees
in the district headquarters of the state, pilot project on MGNREGA and awareness
on other national flagship programs of UPA and the state government.
Four of the state office bearers of APYC also had conversation with the IYC and AICC
leaders, including president, APYC during the video conference.
The APYC team had talk with IYC President Rajiv Satav and Meenakshi Natarajanji,
Secy, AICC attached to Rahul Gandhi regarding various issues of Arunachal Pradesh.
APYC general secretaries Honipa Sono Yangfo, Nabam Nakam and R.N.Lalum amongst other
who participated the video conference with IYC and AICC leaders.
11th TADAR TANG MEMORIAL STATE LEVEL FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT
Six teams reach quarterfinals
ITANAGAR, Sept 28: East Siang beat Tawang 4-3 in a crucial match and advanced to
the quarterfinals in the 11th Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football Tournament
at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today.
The match was evenly poised in the first half with the score 2-2 at the breather
but East Siang scored two superb goals in the second half to secure the team’s quarterfinals
East Siang took the lead in 9 minute of the match with goal from O Pajing, who added
another goal in 25th minutes to take 2-0 lead. But indomitable Tawang did not give
up though they conceded two early goals. They intensified their attack, and as a
result of which the team reduced the margin to 1-2 through goal from Pala within
30th minutes before Zoiba scored the equalizer in 43rd minutes.
The second half saw fortune fluctuating from one team to another till the end of
the match. East Siang again took the lead in 65th minute through goal from N.Rome.
But the lead short-lived as Tawang neutralized it again on 73rd minute (3-3). But
luck deserted Tawang as Taba Mushi struck few minutes before the final hooter to
seal the match in favour of East Siang.
In the second match of the day, Arunachal Pradesh Police (APP) beat East Kameng:
2-1 and advanced to the quarterfinals.
Tage Tathi and Pani Raju scored a goal each in 21 and 76 minutes for the police team
while the lone goal for East Kameng was scored by Atam Bagang in 34 minutes.
As many as seven players, two each from Tawang and East Siang and three from APP
were cautioned with yellow cards by referee in two matches today.
Other teams, which already entered into quarterfinals, are Papum Pare, Lower Subansiri,
West Siang, Upper Subansiri. The remaining two spots for the knock-out round will
be decided in tomorrow’s matches to be played between Kurung Kumey and Dibang Valley
(1 pm) and Capital Complex and Upper Siang (3 pm).
ROING, Sept 28: After the torrential rain that caused extensive flooding and destruction
to lives and properties in Dibang Valley, the local Mishmi community trying to overcome
the losses also has a reason to celebrate.
The Idu Mishmi Government Employee Association (IMGEA) on Thursday celebrated the
promotion of Tamune Miso, Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC), Namsai to Deputy
Commissioner and Rebecca Tayeng Linggi, Circle Officer (CO), Roing to Extra Assistant
A pleasant function was held in Roing where congratulations were extended to the
two achievers by the members of IMGEA. The promotion of Miso to the rank of DC attaches
great significance to the Mishmi community because he is first from the community
to have achieved that feat. Miso is currently posted as DC Anini and Linggi as EAC,
Dr Mite Lingi, President, IMGEA in his congratulatory address said that this event
by IMGEA is a historic day because the two achievers are today the source of encouragement
and inspiration for the upcoming generation of the society.
Calling on for greater participation of IMGEA members for the welfare of the society,
Lingi said, “We cannot be at ease with our life having fulfilled our own needs. Its
time we give back to our society from where we belong.”
And for this very purpose IMGEA was formed in 2007 and Miso is one of the founding
members of the organization. Hindu Meme, Secretary, IMGEA in his address during the
event said that the core aim of the association is to promote quality education in
Setting in the motion for IMGEA to achieve its desired objective, Meme announced
that Ginko Lingi, Superintendent Engineer, Electrical Department, and member, IMGEA
has agreed to donate some amount from his salary for educating children from rural
Also he disclosed that Dr Ista Pulu, founding member, IMGEA has been invited by the
University of South Florida (USF) in the United States of America (USA) to make a
presentation on his clinical experiences working in rural areas of Arunachal Pradesh.
Dr Pulu is also the Senior Medical Officer (SMO) in the government district hospital,
Roing. He will be visiting US after the visa related issues are finalized, said Meme.
Ruksin Pastorate circle conference gets underway
RUKSIN, Sept 28: The 4th Annual Conference of Ruksin Pastorate Circle (RPC) got underway
at Ngorlung Baptist church near Ruksin town.
The three-day-long programme includes inspiration song, Bible quiz competition, group
dance competitions and various discussions on religious topics besides community
The secretary of RPC Opang Taying informed that the Missionary of Mizoram ZD Lalthanpuia
and Dr Kabit Ratan are invited to speak in the occasion as main speaker, while Area
Pastor Opang Paron is appointed to conduct Bible study programmes.
Over 1,200 believers are participating in the conference. The programme will be concluded
with a Mass ‘closing prayer’.
Arunachal Guv calls on his Assam counterpart
ITANAGAR, Sept 28: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh General (Retd) J.J. Singh called
on Governor of Assam Shri J.B. Patnaik at Raj Bhavan, Dispur, Assam today.
They discussed on issues concerning interests of the two neigbouring States, including
promotion of social, cultural and economic bonds amongst the people.
Issues related to the flood situation in Assam and the foothills of Arunachal Pradesh,
Inter-State boundary problem, hideouts of unlawful elements in the forested border
areas and the recent communal violence in Assam were also discussed during in the
meeting. PRO to Raj Bhavan
Cash reward stands
ITANAGAR, Sept 28: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh
Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam
Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s
will be kept secret. The informer/s may contact Capital SP Hibu Tamang at tele.
numbers : 09436040006/09856060490.
Assembly secretariat reacts
ITANAGAR, Sept 28: While reacting to the news items regarding non-functioning of
air condition system inside Assembly, the Legislative Assembly secretary today
clarified that the Assembly secretariat has no connection whatsoever as it is the
entire responsibility of the power department. State Govt has to maintain and manage
the electrical system of the assembly secretariat, it added.
MP visits flood-ravaged area in Lohit
ROING, Sept 28: Member of Parliament Ninong Ering visited the flood affected areas
of Likang, Mahadevpur, Sila-2 and Borbil in Lohit district and recommended Rs. 5
lakh each for road restoration works from his MP LAD fund. Flood affected villagers
were also given Rs.50,000 each as immediate relief. Ering has also planned to visit
other flood affected areas of Roing, Pasighat, Namsai and Anjaw.
Mebo MLA visits his constituency
ITANAGAR, Sept 28: Mebo MLA and Chairman, APSPCB Ralom Borang visited the flood affected
areas of his constituency on September 26.
He made a whirlwind tour of the constituency to assess the damages and losses in
the recent flood.
All types of vehicular movement in the area has been disrupted due to damages caused
to roads and all major bridges. A major portion of the bridge on NH-52 at Siku has
been washed away, abutment at Ngopok Korong bridge over Mebo-Dholla road and a bridge
at Seram Korong completely washed away. Namsing, Gadum and Mer villages were the
worst affected where all the agricultural crops have been completely submerged by
flood water beside loss of livestock. A large portion of agricultural lands at Sogun
area and Namsing, Gadum and Mer have been eroded.
The MLA assured the public to take up their problems with the state Govt. and also
assured to bring back the life at Mebo to normalcy very soon. He has alerted the
East Siang district medical officer of outbreak water borne and other diseases in
form of epidemic post flood.
RGU result out
ITANAGAR, Sept 28: The result of Re-Evaluation of UG Examination 2012 for I and
II year has been declared today. The detail result can be seen in :www.rgu.ac.in.
AYC leader takes part in seminar
ITANAGAR, Sept 28: Arunachal Youth Congress leader Marpin Basar participated in a
seminar cum workshop on ‘current economic situation’ at New Delhi yesterday organized
by Rajiv Gandhi Contemporary Studies.
Participating as subject matter specialist, Union Minister for HRD and Telecom Kapil
Sibal spoke elaborately on coal block allocation while Trade and Commerce Minister
Anand Sharma on FDI. Union Minister of State in the PMO office V Narayanswami delivered
a lecture on reservation and promotion policy of central job for STs and SCs.
AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi spoke about overall growth of economy in the
country and people’s awareness on economic policy.
Planning Commission Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia dwelt at length on planning and
policy on economy growth of the nation and the Union Government.
The details of the seminar cum workshop can be seen in the website www.yuvadesh.in,
according to a release.
RGU family mourns student’s death
ITANAGAR, Sept 28: The Rajiv Gandhi University family have deeply mourned the sad
and untimely demise of Tsering Ngoidup, an MA 1st Semester students of Department
of Mass Communication on September 26 here.
“He was a brilliant and sincere student and his untimely death is a great loss for
All the staff and students of the university, in a condolence meeting, observed a
minute’s silence as a mark of respect to the late student and prayed for eternal
peace of the departed soul.
The University remained closed for the rest of the day as a mark of respect and remembrance
PRI members meet held
Ziro Sept 28: A meeting of all PRI members was convened under the chairmanship of
Lower Subansiri Zilla Parishad Chairperson Likha Tongum at the conference hall of
Hapoli to chalk out programmes and budget estimates for participating in the ensuing
Panchayat Convention from October 20 to 21 in Itanagar wherein devolution of power
to PRIs is likely to be finalized.
DPDO Nancy Yirang invited constructive suggestions for active participation in the
convention. All the ZPMs, ASMs and chairpersons of Gram Panchayat of the district
are expected to participate in the convention. DIPRO
DNGC students conduct social service
ITANAGAR, Sept 28: More than one thousand students of Dera Natung Govt college under
the banner of Students Union of DNGC conducted a social service in the college compound
today. Forming various groups, students cleaned the school compound and gave it
a new look. The Principal, Vice Principal and faculty members, staff of the college
also participated. Tomar Ete lauded the role of students union in particular and
all the students in general for their social service.
ITANAGAR, Sept 28: A UGC sponsored workshop on “Preparing for the Civil Services”
was organized by the Career Guidance & Counselling Cell of JNC, Pasighat at the college
auditorium on September 26.
Taking part in the workshop, East Siang deputy commissioner RK Mishra said that “Civil
Service is tough but not un achievable, if the positive energy, great strategy and
ardent efforts are put into it”.
Principal of the college, Tayek Talom addressing the packed auditorium said that
the word ‘impossible’ is found only in the dictionary of fools. He sounded like a
prudent guide to say that there existed no respite in the life of a student unless
the goal was achieved.
Katon CO M. Riba said that a penchant thirst and curious hunger win over even the
Pasighat CO Jenus Mary Tayeng, gave a comprehensive note on civil service from the
selection of the subjects to the facing of the interview.
Vice principal SR Choudhury, Co-Ordinator Tony Jamoh, Associate Professor Dr. A.C.
Jha, Dr. D.P. Panda and other teaching fraternity motivated Civil Service aspirants.
The whole programme was hosted by Dr. S.K. Sinha, Asstt. Professor.
Textile and Handicrafts dept. to participate in India International Trade Fair
NAHARLAGUN, Sept. 28: The Department of Textile and Handicrafts, Govt. of Arunachal
Pradesh is participating in the India International Trade Fair, 2012 at Pragati Maidan
Delhi from November 14 to 27, 2012 .
Any interested NGO/Individual, who are actively involved in producing quality products
of Handloom/Handicrafts items can submit their application to the Directorate of
Textile and Handicrafts on or before October 20 with the names and photographs of
their products for participation, informed, Indira Mallo Jain, Secretary, Handloom
and Handicraft in a press note. DIPR
Committee appeals for road maintenance fund
ITANAGAR, Sept 28: Hill Top Colony Welfare Committee today appealed to the state
government for immediate sanctioning of maintenance and renovation fund for the Hill
top colony upper road. The Committee said that colony road is badly damaged by rainfall
and it is in deplorable condition since last many years.
Voluntary blood donation camp
ITANAGAR, Sept 28: The Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun is organizing a voluntary
blood donation and donor motivation camp at Blood Bank, Arunachal State Hospital,
Naharlagun to mark the National Voluntary Blood Donation Day on October 1.
The benefits of free blood donations are free health checkup, free laboratory investigation
on diseases like Hepatitis B, HCV, VDRL, Anti HIV I & II & Malarial Parasite etc.
Every year, the first day of October is observed as National Voluntary Blood Donation
Day. Theme of this years Voluntary Blood Donation Day is “Some where someone needs
you, your Blood is precious”.
Org appeals for highway renovation
ITANAGAR, Sept 28: In its representation to the highway executive engineer, All Arunachal
Pradesh Youth Organization (AAPYO) today pitched for the early renovation of national
highway from Banderdewa to Chimpu. AAPYO team met the Executive Engineer Highway
Nirjuli Subdivision and expressed concern over the deplorable condition of highway.
Students, youth exchange prog
Itanagar, Sept 28: As the directive of the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development,
Department of School Education and Literacy, New Delhi, the Directorate of School
Education (DSE), Govt of Arunachal Pradesh, has sought applications from students
studying in class IX and XII and teachers for selection to visit Japan in two batches
in November and December on a Students and Youth Exchange programme.
The interested students and teachers of only govt/govt aided/or state education board
affiliated schools are advised to submit their applications in prescribed format,
which can be downloaded from the Ministry's website, www.mhrd gov. in, with due counter
signature of the parent and principal of the school to the Directorate of School
Education for onward submission to the Govt. of India. DIPR
ITANAGAR, Sept 28: A team of doctors and staff of Ramakrishna Mission Hospital (RKMH)
here conducted a mass health check-up for students.
About 300 students have benefited from the medical check-up. Medicines were also
distributed fee of cost.
The doctors attended health camp included Senior Medical Officer Dr. Tabu Maling,
Dr. Hano Romesh and Dr. Abraham Siram.
Training prog on biofertilizer
ITANAGAR, Sept 28: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Lower Subansiri conducted a day-long
training programme on Biofertilizer inoculation with Rhizobium and PSB Phosphate
solubulizing bacteria especially in pulse crop for the farmers at Yazali yesterday.
During the programme the subject matter specialists of the KVK demonstrated the inoculation
method to the farmers and advised them to include pulses in their crop rotation.
Fish health management practices were also explained in details to the farmers. They
also discussed on all important management tactics of fish (carp) farming with the
farmers. Twenty-four farmers from different villages of Yazali area actively participated
and interacted with the resource persons during the programme.
World Tourism Day Celebrated
ITANAGAR, Sept 28: Department of Travel and Tourism Management (TTM) and Hotel Management
and Catering Technology (HMCT) of Rajiv Gandhi Govt, Polytechnic, Itanagar organized
an awareness campaign cum interaction programme with the staff and students of Govt.
M.E. School, Poma yesterday to mark the World Tourism Day.
The faculties, staff and students of both the departments highlighted the importance
of tourism through PowerPoint presentation. Slide shows on various tourism destinations
of India and other countries as well as videos show on important tourist destinations
of the country were presented. The department also conducted a cleanliness drive
within the school campus.
World Rourism Day is celebrated across the globe to promote brotherhood, safe travel,
preservation and protection of flora and fauna, culture, etc.
Gomi Basar felicitated
ITANAGAR, Sept 28: Dr.Gomi Basar has been felicitated by prestigious OMICS Publishing
Group and Editor(s)- journal of Diabetes & Metabolism and Journal of Steroids & Hormonal
Science (Westlake, Los Angles, USA) for his oral presentation of his research paper
on Diabetes in the “3rd World Conference on Diabetes and Metabolism” during September
24-26 in Hyderabad.
Dr.Basar presented his research paper titled “Study of CRP and Glycated Haemoglobin
in adults Type2 Diabetes,” which was adjudged good and interesting as well as informative
paper in view of the fact that Diabetes is becoming a worldwide epidemic affecting
more than 346 million of Type2Diabetes as of now globally.
Dr. Basar has already received scholarship from Department of Biotechnology, Govt.
of India this year for his work on Diabetes and Metabolic syndrome and is pursuing
his MD in Medical Biochemistry from RIMS, Imphal. He is one among the 50 Postgraduate
students selected from Northeast on merit and relevant work on medical research.
He is the son of Tumpe and Tago Basar, Rtd. Director of Agriculture.
DC visits flood affected Bordumsa
ITANAGAR, Sept 28: Changlang deputy commissioner Chanchal Yadav conducted a whirlwind
tour of Bordumsa and inspected all the flash flood affected areas at Bijoypur I and
III villages under Bordumsa on September 26 last.
She interacted with a good number of flood victims and gave a patient hearing to
Later in a public meeting, the flood victims of Bijoypur village submitted a memorandum
to the deputy commissioner highlighting their problems to take up them with the state
government. They appealed for further relief assistance and measures for preventing
flood in future by taking up appropriate flood controlling measures.
She also inspected some major developmental projects being taken up in and around
Bordumsa before she left for Kharsang circle under Miao Sub-Division.
The DC was accompanied by Bordumsa ADC Kento Riba, local Heads of Department and
Panchayat leaders members.
75 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
World heritage sites face challenges
International Union for Conservation of Nature is warning of the growing threats
faced by many existing World Heritage sites and is calling for stronger measures
to guarantee their future.
Despite considerable successes over the last four decades, the World Heritage Convention
cannot afford to rest on its laurels, according to IUCN, the World Heritage advisory
body on nature.
According to Director of IUCN’s World Heritage Programme too many World Heritage
sites are left with few resources to ensure their proper management, risking their
role as natural flagships for the protection of critical habitats and unique wildlife
vital to the future of our planet. He said, many face a barrage of challenges, not
least from mining and oil exploration.
The Convention must remain an effective mechanism for conserving places of natural
wonder and uphold its high standards.
Nearly 8 per cent of the 217 natural World Heritage Sites are on the World Heritage
Danger List, while 25 per cent are affected by serious conservation issues and the
status of many other sites is not known. Over 60 per cent of West and Central African
sites are on the Danger list, and one in four of these iconic areas are threatened
by planned mining, oil and gas projects. This includes Virunga National Park in the
Democratic Republic of the Congo, home of the world’s last mountain gorillas.
The IUCN was instrumental in creating the World Heritage Convention in 1972 and has
a unique advisory role in supporting the Convention in achieving conservation results.
A letter to Union Human Recourse Development Minister
This is a letter written to the Union Human Resource Development Minister regarding
infrastructure and shifting of JNV, Doimukh from its temporary site to permanent
The Vidyalaya is still functioning in its temporary building for last ten years and
yet to be shifted to its permanent building. It has been facing a very awkward situation
for continuing its academic session - 2013-14. The Vidyalaya is presently running
in its temporary site since 2003 at Doimukh Village which has been allotted by the
District Administration for 2 years to JNV Doimukh. The temporary site is pertaining
to Doimukh Higher Secondary School only.
That Sir, the land for the Vidyalaya’s permanent site at Gumto Village having 54.71
acres of land was handed over by the District administration to the Vidyalaya authority
in 2005 and the construction work at permanent site of the Vidyalaya started since
2007-08. However, due to slow construction activities, the Boys Hostels / Girls
Hostels / Staff quarters and the approach road of the Vidyalaya are yet to be completed.
As the Vidyalaya’s permanent site is having the entire hilly infrastructure, the
feasibility of water source in the Vidyalaya campus is not available. Till date there
is no visible steps for providing water in the Vidyalaya campus. However, the PHE
(Public Health Engineering department, Papumpare) has prepared an estimate amounting
to Rs. 04.33 crores and the estimate has already been sent to the Navodaya higher
authority for necessary action. The electrical works are also progressing slowly
and so far only 40 per cent work has been completed.
At present the Vidyalaya authority is unable to leave its temporary site due to
non-completion of construction works for Water / Electricity supply and approach
road etc at its permanent site.
Therefore, the constriction agency has to take responsibility for non-completion
of its assigned works in time.
As the Vidyalaya’s temporary site is pertaining to Doimukh Higher Secondary school,
pressure has always been given by the concerned school’s student to vacate their
campus at the earliest as they want to construct a hostel of Higher Secondary School
hostel there. In a recent meeting also, the Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner Cum- Chairman,
VMC JNV Papumpare asked the Vidyalaya authority to shift the school to its permanent
site anyhow latest by March -2013.
Now, the Vidyalaya authority as well as the parents / guardians are in a quandary.
What will be the fate of the JNV if the infrastructures at permanent site of Vidyalaya
are not completed before March 2013 ?
Sir , due to the lack of proper buildings and infrastructure facilities, the students
of JNV Doimukh have been facing various problems which severely affect their academic
activities. However, Vidyalaya authority has tackled the problems to some extend.
Both state and central Govts have to take responsibility for smooth running of the
vidyalaya. Therefore, the union minister is requested to intervene in the matter
in the greater interest of the JNV Doimukh and its students.
I would like to draw the attention of the authority, particularly education department
towards the problems being faced by the students of Govt Hr. Secondary School, Mechukha.
For last many years, no senior subject teachers, particularly of English, Economics
and History for higher classes have been posted in the school and the school is
virtually run by SSA teachers. Authority promised several times to post subject
teachers, but it remains a lip service and as a result the students are showing
poor results in CBSE examinations.
I, being a senior student of Mechukha sub-division request the DDSE Aalo to inspect
the school to take stock of the present situation and also request the higher authority,
including DDSE and DC to take necessary action against absentee teachers and post
senior teachers immediately.
I would also like to appeal local MLA P D Sona and panchayat members to look into
the matter for the better future of the students.