September 14


News Impact



Protest rally against law & order

ITANAGAR, Sept 13: Stepping up its demand for resignation of Home Minister Tanga Byaling, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Arunachal Pradesh has decided to organize a  Raj Bhawan Chalo protest rally against deteriorating law and order situation in the state, particularly in the Capital Complex on Sept 15 next.  

The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Arunachal Pradesh, a front wing of the BJP, will  spearhead  the Raj Bhawan Chalo Rally in protest against the deteriorating law and order situation and demanding resignation of Home Minister.

The protesters will also submit a memorandum to the Governor demanding immediate step for improvement of law and order, resignation of home minister on moral ground, halt on fraudulent diversion of development funds and early restoration of NH52-A at Karsingsa sinking zone, proper road connectivity within capital region, renovation of all sector roads and to stop mass political transfer and postings, according to a BJP release.

The BJP has been alleging total break down of law and order in the state since the abduction of businessman K P Chacko who was  later killed by the abductors and said that Home Minister should step down owning moral responsibility.

State BJP has been claiming that “the rape and murder of a woman in West Siang, missing of an ADC to Governor, escaping of under-trial prisoners, burning down of SE office, kidnapping of Superintending Engineer (RWD), countless incidents of sexual assault on women and minor girls” speak volumes about lawlessness in the state and helplessness of the state government.

However, the Arunachal Pradesh Congress  Committee (APCC) and other frontal wings of the Congress party refused to buy the argument of the BJP.

Questioning the BJP’s sensibility towards crime, APCC chief Padi Richo had said the state BJP's demand for Home Minister Tanga Byaling's resignation was unethical and insensible at a time when the state has been facing multifarious problems. “Crimes are occurring everywhere wherever human beings are settled including in different parts of the country which does not call for demanding the resignation of home minister of those states,” Richo had reasoned.

Large number of BJP workers, leaders and MLAs  are expected to take part in the rally.



Awareness campaign on eye donation

PASIGHAT, Sept 13: An awareness campaign on eye donation to commemorate the “Eye donation fortnight” is being organized by the District Blindness Control Society (DBCS) in East Siang district.  

 Addressing the eye donation awareness camp  organized at Daying Ering Memorial Higher Secondary School here today, East Siang DMO Dr. Dubom Bagra called for concerted efforts to make the people aware of the need to donate all important human organs for the needy patients. Throwing lights on eye donation in particular, Bagra said one could deposit cornea at the General Hospital and the hospital does not take treatment fees for cornea transplantation. DMO also gave various health tips to the students for healthy and hygienic life.

Senior Ophthalmologist Dr. Y R Darang who is also Medical Superintendent of GHP explained the need of eye donation and the steps being taken by H and FW department to create awareness among people. She spoke at length about the salient facts of curable corneal blindness and the various eye donation awareness initiatives through power point presentations. Corneal diseases cause visual impairment and blindness in the developing world. The number of corneal transplants done so far is far less than the actual requirement in India. This is largely due to the inadequate number of corneas collected.

In her motivational speech Darang appealed all to come forward and take pledge to donate eyes. She said eyes are the precious gift of the nature to see the beautiful world therefore everyone should take proper care of it. During open house discussion, she replied on various eye-care related issues, raised by the students.

Consent of the family members is required for eye donation, said Eye Bank Counselor Daniel Tali adding that one could take pledge to donate eyes and the family members too could give their consent in a prescribed form available in the eye bank and inform the eye bank personnel after the person’s death for collecting the corneas.

Among others, principal of the school P Rukbo, Vice-Principal Aroti Padung Pada, students and teachers of the school participated in the campaign today. DIPRO



Deliver prompt, cost-effective health service: DC

Free ride for emergency patients from home to hospital

PASIGHAT, Sept 13: The 1st governing body meeting of the East Siang District Health Society (DHS) was held at Siang Guest House here recently. The meeting  presided over by Deputy Commissioner  Nidhi Srivastava was attended by the JDHS Dr. Kabang Lego, Medical Superintendent Dr. YR Darang, ZPC Kaling Dai, PRI leaders and members of DHS.

Addressing the house, Srivastava said government is committed to improve every citizen’s healthcare across the state and during the last few years several steps in this direction have been initiated. Health is core area and fundamental right of everyone and all out efforts should be made to upgrade the existing health infrastructure and facilities. Healthcare providers face new challenges, new ways of working and new monitoring systems but has not been reviewed in details to address the changed context, she opined. To deliver prompt, responsive and cost-effective service to the people she called for more vigorous and pro-active role from the medical fraternity emphasizing on the need to conduct the health related activities in the far-flung and inaccessible areas where the need and necessity is felt more. The DC instructed the medical officers to submit Utilization Certificates timely so that sufficient fund is released from the government.

While welcoming the participants, DMO Dr. Dubom Bagra presented a detail progress report on National Health Mission (NHM) and Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister’s Health Insurance Scheme (APCMHIS).

Bagra informed that CM and H&FM Minister have directed to lift all the emergency patients free of cost from home to hospital and POL expenditure would be borne by the department from this year onward.

DRCHO Dr. T Gao focused on achievements and through power point presentation made aware the house about immunization, anti-natal checkup, JSSK, JSY, MMU and RCH camps. He informed that the district was awarded as the best in the state. DLO-cum-DVBDCPO Dr. T Talom also gave power point presentation on leprosy, IDSP and NVBDCP.

ZPC Kaling Dai advised the medical officers to maintain good rapport with PRI members and work sincerely and dedicatedly. ZPM Okom Yosung, Tonggeng Panyang, Kenyom Dabi and Osi Tatak were also present and spoke on the occasion. DIPRO



Foundation organise motor driving training

Yachang Tacho

ZIRO, Sept 13: On successful completion of second batch of ‘One month motor driving training’ organized by Taro Opey Foundation (TOF) in collaboration with District Transport Officer (DTO), Ziro for unemployment youth of Hija village, a valedictory function was organized here at Tailyang Dukung Nyello, Kundo today.

Attending the programme, Lower Subansiri district Zilla chairperson Hage Kobing while appreciating TOF for taking up such an innovative service especially for the unemployed youths, appealed other NGOs to learn a lesson from their activities.

R P Gupta, MVI Ziro who attended the programme on behalf of DTO Ziro said that the training programme conducted by the TOF is first of its kind in the state where an NGO is imparting driving training to unemployed youths on free of cost.

Observing that most of the vehicular accident occurs due to negligence of driver, Gupta who monitored the entire training programme cautioned all the successful trainees to be careful while driving vehicles.

Earlier, TOF secretary Taro Tallo, in his speech while highlighting the activities taken up by the foundation since its inception in 2007 has disclosed that first batch of driving training was conducted last year.  

Sponsored by Rajya Sabha MP Mukut Mithi, this second batch of trainees with 10 unemployed youths mostly dropout students have been given training. Our motive of giving training is to boost the confidence of unemployed youths and make them self dependent, he added.

The host village’s ZPM Dani Buker while appreciating TOF appealed every section of society to support and cooperate with such NGOs who are really giving services for the benefit of the society.

Taking reference to an instance when Tapi Mra, first Arunachalee Everester posted the TOF’s flag at world’s highest peak on Mt. Everest, Taku Chatung, President Apatani Youth Association suggested TOF’s office bearers to carry on its service to take its name as high as Everest peak.  

In the occasion, Zilla chairperson released the audio cassette containing ‘Flag Song’ of All Students Union of Taro Taku which was composed by Lt. Leegang Tachang, lyrics by TOF’s secretary Taro Talo and sung by Taku Halyang and Pura Ralyang.



Rural Development Dept reviews implementation of schemes

ITANAGAR, Sept 13: The Department of Rural Development reviewed implementation of various centrally sponsored schemes and programmes in a two-day meeting which concluded here today.

Attending the meeting, Parliamentary Secretary (Rural Development) directed the officers and officials of his department to work sincerely for the benefit of the people and implement all the rural development programmes as per the provisions in the guideline.

Director of rural development department Tarin Dakpe highlighted on Intensive Participatory Planning Exercise (IPPE) for preparation of labour budget under MGNREGA for the financial year 2015-16.

Secretary of the department T Taggu requested all the Project Directors and the District Nodal Officers to prepare the labour budget for the selected backward blocks under IPPE process.

State Resource team AK Das, APO (Monitoring) and Aditya Tyagi, PMDRF explained the procedures of IPPE to be followed at the time of preparation of labour budget for the financial year 2015-16.

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Veteran Football Cup Tournament begins

ITANAGAR, Sept 13: The "Veteran Football Cup Tournament" organized by the World Cup Hangover Committee, Yazali was kick started at Yazali football stadium ground today.

Addressing the inaugural function, Parliamentary Secretary, Home, Sports and Youth affairs Likha Saaya appreciated the organizer for the concept of Veteran football tournament. He also reminded the gathering that state government is striving hard to produce national level players from the state.  He also announced to build Yazali and Yachuli stadiums at par national level stadium of other states of the country.

Parliamentary secretary, Trade and Commerce Phosum Khimhun   said that sport is a must to keep the body and the mind healthy and good.

The Organizing Committee also felicitated Joram Lalin for representing Arunachal Pradesh in Subroto Mukherjee Cup (Jr. football tournament) in the year 1970 at Delhi and also felicitated Toko Bak for his tremendous contribution in the field of football for 16th Yachuli constituency since 1973.

Large numbers of football lovers, including Dani Sulu (IDAS) secretary sports and youth affairs, Govt officials, PRI leaders witnessed the inaugural matches.

Opening match was played between Delta XI  and ZPM XI Yazali,  in which ZPM XI defeated Delta XI by 1-0 goal. The Second match played between Biriyani FC XI  and Yachuli United ended with draw.


20 deported

YUPIA, Sept 13: Twenty persons were found without any ID or address proof during Inner Line Pass(ILP) checking drive carried out at Rajiv Gandhi University junction yesterday.

Later, all the defaulters were deported to other side of the check gate.

Meanwhile, CO Gumto Marchina said that during the two days checking drive it was learnt that most of the local guardians of labourers who despite being aware of BEFR Act 1873 did not bother to make ILP for the labourers.

Marchina further said that instead of educating the outsiders regarding ILP, we need to educate our own people in this regard.

The CO instructed the police personnel to intensify ILP checking in the check gate.

In-charge officer of Gumto check gate said that many of the defaulters enter into the state through forest areas along the Assam and Arunachal boundary as there is no any concrete wall along boundary. Moreover, the scanty police personnel posted in Check gate is unable to man this porous boundary areas. DIPRO


Steel bridge in bad condition

ITANAGAR, Sept 13: The Steel Suspension Bridge over Kamala River at Raga in Upper Subansiri district has been lying in dilapidated condition due to years of wear and tear risking life of those who use it frequently..

Further, the condition of the road from Potin to Daporijo has also been in bad condition after BRTF (BRO) withdrew maintenance work and handed it over to State PWD, Kamporijo Block-I ZPM Kabak Appo informed in a release.

Claiming that delay in providing compensation to highway affected people is causing delay in starting of the Trans-Arunachal Highway in that area, he appealed to the state government to instruct the authorities concerned to make payment to the affected people as early as possible so that highway construction work can be started soon which will be the ultimate solution to all those problems. He, however, urged the government to maintain the roads and the steel bridge over Kamala until highway comes up.


Social service conducted at CHC Doimukh

ITANAGAR, Sept 13: A mass social service was conducted at CHC Doimukh complex today.

The drive which was carried out complying to the order of the DMO Yupia who had asked all the sub centres to carry out social services every second Saturday of the month. It was participated by all its staff members.


Chakka bandh suspended

ITANAGAR, Sept 13: Jigo Yego Students' Union (JYSU) has suspended its proposed indefinite chakka bandh at Likabali from September 14 temporarily after getting an assurance from the West Siang Deputy Commissioner to fulfill their charter of demands.

JYSU had called the ‘chakka bandh’ in protest against non-fulfilment of its charter of demands in connection with the rape and murder of a woman at Garu village and another murder case at Lower Torajan under Likabali Police station. JYSU has been demanding a written assurance from the state government to fulfil its demands within a stipulated time.

The students union in a release further informed that the West Siang Superintendent of Police in a meeting at Likabali Police Station yesterday assured JYSU and public of the area all possible help so that a charge-sheet against the accused rapist-killer can be framed before expiry of his mandatory remand period.