September  29


Crime against women rising in Arunachal: Tuki

Issues in Assembly

Staff Reporter

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 122.

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 to women.

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 servants.

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 every month.

"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

Staff Reporter

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, Guwahati.

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 water problems.

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.




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 berth.

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).



IMGEA  rejoices

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 Commissioner (EAC).

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, Roing.

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 the community.

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 areas.

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 feast.

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


News Impact

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 the university.”

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 to Ngoidup.


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.


Career counseling

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 insurmountable.

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


Medical Camp

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 their grievances.

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

Dear Editor,

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 site.

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.


Shyam Yangfo

Secretary, Parents-Teachers Committee, JNV Doimukh.





Menchukha Govt HSS needs Govt attention

Dear Editor,

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.


Takar Komi

Don Bosco College



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