Ban on Paris Polyphylla trade
ITANAGAR, Sept 22: While exercising the powers conferred by Section 144 Cr.PC, Ravi
Dhawan, District Magistrate of Lower Dibang Valley District has banned extraction,
trading, selling and storage of Paris Polyphylla plant in the district.
Citing that Paris Polyphylla plant locally known as Jungali Katchu is a rare and
endangered species having high medicinal properties and as reports of the extraction
and trading of this rare and endangered medicinal plant was going on in the district,
the decision was taken. It has necessitated the district administration to impose
ban on extraction and trading of Paris Polyphylla plant in the interest of conservation
of such rare and endangered species, the order said. The order shall come into force
with immediate effect and shall remain in force till further order.
Moyong discusses prospects of Psg town expansion with Naidu
ITANAGAR, Sept 22: Legislator Kaling Moyong met Union Minister for Urban Development
M Venkaiah Naidu in New Delhi recently and apprised him about the expansion prospects
of Pasighat Town.
During the course of the discussion, Moyong said that Sile-Oyan, Bosing Banngo and
Bogong Banggo areas including some parts of Mebo sub-division would be included under
the ambit of Smart City in near future.
While highlighting the limited civic amenities in Pasighat town, Moyong stressed
the need for improving various civic activities in the township. He, however, hoped
under the Smart City Mission, the residents of Pasighat would get better civic facilities
and the town would be developed as one of the best border cities in the country.
“Since the people of Pasighat are supporting the developmental activities, obtaining
land under Right of Way for broadening of roads in the locality will also be supported
by the people,” said Moyong.
AAPSU appeals for release of scholarship
ITANAGAR, Sept 22: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) general secretary
Biru Nasi met Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Jual Oram on Sept 20 at New Delhi
and requested him for release of the post-matric scholarships for ST students of
Arunachal Pradesh for the session 2014 to 2016 which remains pending since last year.
While apprising the Minister of the hardships being faced by the thousands of students
studying outside and inside the state due to non- release of ST scholarship since
last year, Nasi in a representation said, “Despite repeated pleas from the department
of Social Justice & Employment and Tribal Affairs, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, the
Centre is yet to release the fund for the session 2014-15.” Nasi also requested the
minister to give instructions to the concern department for timely release of scholarship
amount for the session 2015-16 as well.
Exemplary punishment for
ITANAGAR, Sept 22: Hundreds of students and members of various civil societies and
students’ body participated in a candlelight rally demanding justice for late Thuking
Tikhak here on Sunday. Organised jointly by All Tirap Changlang Namsai Longding Students
Union and Tangsa Students Union, the rally started from Akashdeep and culminated
at Tennis Court, IG Park.
Tikhak, a B Com student of Margherita College, was raped and murdered on August 29
last by some labourers youths while she was on her way home. Lamenting over the
heinous act, MLA Laisam Simai, D K Mossang, Father Mathai, K Mamai, Director Tourism
and Tokong Pertin, Director Trade & Commerce in unison demanded exemplary punishment
for the culprits. They also called for not granting bail to the rapists. The march
concluded with prayer by Father Mathai.
Weeklong Hindi Diwas celebration concludes at RGU
ITANAGAR, Sept 22: The weeklong celebration of Hindi Saptaah at Rajiv Gandhi University
concluded yesterday. The programme was held to commemorate the nationwide Hindi Diwas
celebration from Sept 14th to 21st. Various events like poem recitation, drawing
competition, news reading, extempore speech, debate, letter writing, translation,
cultural night, quiz competition etc were organised for the employees and students.
Prominent writer of state, Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi attended the programme and expressed
his happiness over the development of Hindi in the state. He also emphasised on the
need to preserve local Arunachalee dialects. Further he also motivated the students
and gathering to expand the knowledge in the field of literature.
RGU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Tamo Mibang in his address stated that everyone should
respect Hindi as it is official language of the nation.
Programme coordinator –cum- Hindi Officer Gumpi Nguso read out the Hindi Diwas message
of Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Prof. Rachob Taba Registrar, Prof. A.R. Parhi Dean
Faculty of Language, Dr. Oken Lego incharge Chairman, Hindi Saptaah Celebration-2015
and all faculties of Hindi department and Hindi cell along with other faculties,
students, officers, staffs etc. were present in the programme.
Public meeting held to address power crisis
ITANAGAR, Sept 22: The Monggu Banggo Power Consumers’ Forum convened a public meeting
today to resolve issues related to power irregularities at Monggu Banggo of Mebo
During the meeting, the Forum demanded the authorities to isolate GTC and Raneghat
GREF camp from the Mebo feeder unit, post separate JE against Namsing circle along
with trained technical staffs in each villages of the circle, separate ST line along
Mebo-Dhola road with 33/11 kV substation at the vicinity of either Kiyit or Ngopok
village, deployment of new vehicle for mobility services besides, immediate restoration
of damaged ST line at Gadum and Mer etc.
Anjaw KVK conducts training on IFS
ITANAGAR, Sept 22: A daylong training on “Integrated Farming Systems (IFS) for enhanced
resource use efficiency and livelihood security of small and marginal farmers” was
conducted by Anjaw KVK at Goilang today. Altogether 33 farmers including farm women
and rural youths attended the training programme.
Addressing the participants as resource person KVK Anjaw Subject Matter Specialist
(Agronomy) Khoisnam Naveen said the Integrated Farming System (IFS) is an economically
viable option for enhancing farm productivity thereby improving the income generation
of the poor farmers. It also helps in reducing the environmental degradation, he
Senpon Ngomle, SMS, Plant Protection, Soibam Peter, SMS, Social Sciences and Prasanta
Mahanta, Farm Manager also spoke on different aspects regarding mushroom cultivation
and IFS in fisheries sectors, stated a release.
ATI training on Establishment Rules commences
ITANAGAR, Sept 22: A three days training on ‘Establishment Rules’ in two batches,
one for ministerial staff of Capital Complex and another for district administration
employees, started at Administrative Training Institute (ATI), Naharlagun today.
The training programme with cent percent course fee sponsorship of Department of
Personnel and Training Govt. of India under its ‘training for all’ initiative is
being attended by 50 participants-23 from Capital Complex and 27 from districts.
ATI Director Pate Marik while inaugurating the training explained to the Govt. functionaries
of the need to equip themselves with good knowledge of establishment rules for smooth
office functioning. He said that non-application of relevant Service Rules was the
root cause of corruption in governance. He advised the participants to develop the
habit of reading rule books and improve work culture.
Revoke transfer order
ITANAGAR, Sept 22: The All Tagin Students’ Union (ATSU) has in a representation to
the Director of School Education today sought cancellation of transfer order against
Junior Teacher Navin Kumar Choudhary of Government Higher Secondary School, Daporijo.
Claiming that the GHSS, Daporijo has been facing shortage of subject teachers, the
ATSU said that transferring of the said teacher would hamper the students’ education
and appealed to DSE to revoke the transfer order at the earliest.
Training on special summary revision of electoral rolls
PASIGHAT, Sept 22: One-day special summary revision of electoral rolls cum training
programme for EROs and AEROs of East Siang District was held in the DC’s conference
hall here yesterday.
Presiding over the programme, DC cum DEO Isha Khosla called upon the officers to
carry out their duties sincerely as per the ECI guidelines in order to prepare a
transparent and error free electoral roll. Stating that it was the correct forum
to rectify and clear all doubts, she asked them to attend the training programme
sincerely. She expressed hope that names of all genuine voters would be added and
the district would be able to obtain 100 per cent enrollment under EPIC.
Master Trainer M Loyi (ADC Nari) imparted the training to the officers during the
DC reviews law & order situation
PASIGHAT, Sept 22: DC Isha Khosla reviewed the law and order situation of Pasighat
township and adjoining areas in a meeting with the magistrate and police officers
The DC while reviewing the crime related data, discussed about charge-sheets and
production of UTPs and directed police and the officer in-charge in particular to
bring the investigations to its logical conclusion in a time bound manner. She instructed
the DTO (MV) and the police to check vehicular movement regularly at different locations
in the township.
All unregistered vehicles have to be registered immediately and two wheelers without
valid documents and helmet should be penalised, she further directed. People should
not be allowed to park their vehicles on congested roads and police personnel on
duty should ensure proper parking, road safety and traffic management. Magistrates
would visit the market areas on regular basis for immediate redressal of any security
or law and order problem. Administration will ensure regular patrolling in the township,
especially in market areas, patrolling would be intensified to contain crime rate
and a collective effort is required to put culprits behind the bars, she opined.
Khosla also laid emphasis on containing stray animals and for proper street lighting
in prominent locations to make Pasighat a safe and secure place live in. DIPRO
Non-compliance of DPR alleged
ITANAGAR, Sept 22: Claiming that road from Niya to Pichola village under TFC fund
was not constructed according to the approved DPR, the Banderdewa Circle Youth Organisation
(BCYO) has requested the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, Department of Environment
and Forest, not to release its bill.
APPDSU express concern over slow progress of investigation
ITANAGAR, Sept 22: The All Papum Pare District Students Union has questioned the
delay in carrying out the investigation by SIC against the Education Minister and
his OSD Dr. Apurva Ranjan for their alleged involvement in corruption. APPDSU claimed
that even after passing of five months since the case was handed over to SIC, the
investigation agency has failed to submit the final report of the case. The union
questioned the role of state government, SIC and Itanagar police in this regard.
BTFC outplay Nirjuli in Abo Tani Cup
ITANAGAR, Sep 22: Bamang Taji FC (BTFC) defeated Nirjuly Youth Welfare Association
(NYWAFC) 5-1 in a group level match in the 4th Abotani State Level Football Tournament
at RG Stadium, Naharlagun today.
Dari Lugu (13th min), Mihin Pullo (17th, 28th min), Pura Byai (20th min) and Nada
Tamo (42nd min) were the scorers of BTFC. The consolation goal for NYWA was scored
by Ape Rapung in 29th minutes.
The second match of the day played between Arunachal Pradesh Police and Arunachal
Sporting Club ended in a 1-1 draw. Gobinso Dry and Nguri Kampo scored one goal each
for APP and ASC respectively.
Pullung, Khunnu Youth win in TW Memorial Football tournament
ITANAGAR, Sep 22: Pullung FC beat Sanliam FC 5-4 via penalty shootout in the first
Thansen Wangchadong Memorial Football Tournament at Nehru Stadium, Khonsa today.
In another keenly contested match of the day, Khunnu Youth FC won against Khela by
5-3 goals. Pondi Hutto Tuwang Huttu scored two goals each and N Tikam Aboh scored
one goal for the winning team.
Langpong Socia and Nyeswan Tesia were scorers of Khela team. Sangnyak FC will play
against Laho FC at 1 pm tomorrow and Thinsa Soccer Club will take on Thingdong Soccer
Club at 3 pm, according to organising committee.
Vishwakarma Football Tournament results
ITANAGAR, Sep 22: CCA FC, NOVODAYA and AASTHE registered convincing wins against
their respective opponents in the ongoing 21st 9 Warriors Vishwakarma Football Running
Tournament at Chimpu near here today.
CCA FC defeated Birup Boys 5-2 and NOVODAYA trounced
MANU 5-1 in lopsided matches.
AASTHE beat YOUNG GENERATION 3-2 in the last match of the day today.
Gyamar FC Vs Satam Kame FC (2 pm)
KV No. 2 vs MWSAP (3 pm)
Gangte Hari VS Parsi Parlo (4 pm)
49th Arunachal Sports Meet result
ITANAGAR, Sep 22: Nabin Nagar FC, SITM and ATKSSAG won their respective matches against
JB Law College, ANSUG and Sangno United FC in the 49th Arunachal Sports Meet of Arunachal
Students Union Guwahati at Khanapara ground, Guwahati today.
Nabin Nagar defeated JB Law College via penalty shootout, SITM defeated ANSUG by
2-1 goal and ATKSSAG thrashed Sangno United FC 4-0.
Mimi and Mito win men's double title in Keh-meh-ha Badminton C'ship
ROING, Sep 22: Durbo Mimi and Sachin Mito won the men's double of the Central Keh-meh-ha
Badminton Championship 2015 after defeating Emumi Mega and Naveen Bhardwaj in two
straight sets 21-16, 21-12.
Sipa Mena and Jariya Mega defeated Elipey Linggi and Elape Umpe in the women's double
finals 17-21, 21-16, 24-22, while in the veteran's category, Ambra Mena and Naveen
Bhardwaj won against Pranko Miso and Jitu Miri in two straight sets 21-7, 21-12.
Lastly, in the men's singles, Tao Dele was defeated by Preedi Mimi in the deciding
set 18-21, 21-19, 22-24.
According to the organisers, a total number of 45 players took part in the championship
this year in different categories.
Environmental orgs accuse EAC of bending ecological norms and legal stipulations
ITANAGAR, Sept 22: Reacting to the decisions taken by the Expert Appraisal Committee
(EAC) on River Valley Committee, held on Aug 24-25, 2015, nine environmental groups
including South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers & People (SANDRP) said that the EAC
seems to be bending every ecological norm, facts and even legal stipulations to push
ahead with every project that the government wants them to clear.
“Some of the subjects discussed and recommended by the EAC are not even on the agenda
put out in public domain. These include projects of far reaching implications. This
kind of decision making is completely imprudent, improper, unacceptable and legally
untenable”, it said.
It said that the decision of EAC to clear Cumulative Impact and Carrying Capacity
Study of Subansiri sub-basin including downstream impacts was shocking as it was
not on the agenda of the EAC meeting. There is no plausible reason why the EAC decided
to even consider this study when it was not on the agenda, it said while adding that
the study has not done downstream social impact assessment or public consultations
in the downstream area. The organisations called recall of the EAC decision.
It also questioned the Reduced Time frame for Cumulative Impact Assessment studies.
The site specific baseline study is required for all the seasons, preferably it should
be for two years so that seasonal incongruity is taken care of, said the organisations.
It further said that EAC studies have not been done and yet approves the Tawang Basin
The explanation given for no public hearing that “extensive consultation at village
level covering both influenced and impacted villages did take place during the period
of report preparation” is clearly not acceptable, since the final study was not there
during such consultations and in any case, proper structured consultation process
involving legally empowered independent panel is very different than informal consultations,
The explanation given by the EAC for no downstream impact assessment is puzzling,
the organisations. Tawang River falls beyond the international boundary in Bhutan
territory, it is not feasible to conduct the downstream impact study within a short
span of time. In view of this, the committee did not find the downstream impact assessment
study essential for Tawang river basin.” The organisations said that it was an admission
that no downstream impact assessment has been done, which is the most important issue
in North East India today, and to approve the Tawang basin projects and basin study
without such an assessment is clearly going to make the projects and the study without
any public acceptance.
There is already strong resentment and opposition due to the impacts of the Bhutan
projects in Assam and similar will be the situation with respect to Tawang basin
projects in Assam. The peaking power operation of the Tawang basin projects will
also have downstream impact assessment, which has not been studied.
Centre expedites environment clearance process for Greenfield Airport, says Union
NEW DELHI, Sept 22: The Union Civil Aviation Ministry is expediting the process of
environment clearance for the Greenfield Airport and that the progress is satisfactory.
This was informed by Union Minister of Civil Aviation Ashok Gajapathi Raju when Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki called on the former at New Delhi today to primarily discuss
the issue of Greenfield Airport at Hollongi, among others.
It may be mentioned that the Ministry of Water Resources has been supportive towards
the project and is coordinating with Environment Ministry for clearing the issues.
The Union Minister while assuring his commitment to laying the foundation of the
Greenfield Airport at an early date, mentioned that due diligence has to be observed
for following the environmental norms before commencing the works related to the
Tuki also raised several other important issues including the possibility of introducing
Boeing Services to and from Lilabari Airport for the benefit of the people of the
state and also those from the North Bank of Assam. While submitting an appeal to
this effect to the Union Minister, Tuki stressed on the need to introduce regular
flights operated by private/public operators so as to facilitate connectivity to
the national capital via Guwahati.
The Union Minister assured that he would pass on necessary directives to the operators
to introduce regular flights in this sector.
The Union Minister further apprised the Chief Minister that works pertaining to the
Tezu Airport is in progress and the Ministry is taking measures to expedite the same.
They also discussed the status of the Advanced Landing Grounds (ALGs) and the possibility
of including civilian enclaves in all the seven ALGs to accommodate movement of civil
aircrafts owing to the remoteness of the places. (CM’s media cell)
VC cautions against mushrooming of B.Ed. colleges without quality
ITANAGAR, Sept 22: RGU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Tamo Mibang has cautioned against the
mushrooming of B.Ed. colleges with less quality in the state. Hope knowledge is delivered
to the learners and ensure that proper monitoring is there, the VC said in his inaugural
address at the one-day workshop on sensitising the two year B.Ed. Course and CBC
System which was organised by the Rajiv Gandhi University at Rono Hills today with
an objective to sensitise its nine affiliated teacher education colleges spread across
Mibang said, “An organization should not measure the imparting of education in terms
of business, rather they should be there for meeting the aspirations of the society
by becoming a centre of excellence with focus on quality teaching and the teachers
should be the replica of quality.” He reasoned that maintaining the ratio of good
quality faculty is a problem in an institution and the problem is more so in privately
Regarding the workshop, he said that the workshop was the outcome of long deliberations
and debates in various national level meetings and round-table sittings of the Vice-Chancellors’
conferences. Pointing out the fact that Arunachal Pradesh has been a late starter
in the field of education, he observed that the state has since long followed the
old system of education. He said that the RGU has introduced the challenging Choice
Based Credit system of education considering the need of reformations. Such reformations
should be equally shouldered by the colleges, he added. The VC further said, “since
it is a new programme there will be some hurdles and this workshop will give a clear
picture on practical parts, evaluation, grading and declaration of results.”
Speaking on the occasion, RGU Registrar Prof. Rachob Taba was optimistic that the
workshop would set a benchmark and will give a sparkling result towards sensitising
all the participating colleges which will be beneficial in quality enhancement. It
is high time to retrospect to see the good and grey areas in the education system,
he said. Appreciating the teacher educators, he said that teaching a teacher properly
is very crucial as they further shape the society.
The convenor of the workshop and the Deputy Registrar Academic, Dr. David Pertin
delivered a brief account on the conduct and importance of the workshop.
Prof. Jayadeba Sahoo, Dean of Education and chairman of the workshop and head of
the Department of Education Prof. T. Lhundim also spoke on the occasion.
Senior faculty members from the department of Education Prof. K.C. Kapoor, Prof.
J. Sahoo and Prof. T. Lhungdim and Dean, faculty of Commerce and Management Prof.
R.C. Parida, and Deputy Registrars - Dr. Nani T. Jose and Dr. David Pertin were the
resource persons. They imparted first hand information and expertise on varied areas
such as NCTE guidelines and its related issues, CBCS & its implementations, practicum,
internship, internal assessments and class management, examination issues during
the two brainstorming technical sessions.
The workshop also marked a lively interactive session at the end where many queries
and doubts were cleared by the panelists. Altogether 17 delegates comprising of principals,
directors, managers and faculty members from nine affiliated teacher education colleges
took part in the workshop, according to an official release.
Triumphant karate team returns to heroes’ welcome
[ M Doley ]
ITANAGAR, Sept 22: The triumphant state karate team returned home from the Commonwealth
Karate Championship to a heroes’ welcome by the karate family at Naharalgun Railway
Station today morning.
The medal winning players along with their coaches S. Deben Sharma and L. Marik were
garlanded with flowers and presented bouquets by Arunachal Karate Do Association
(AKA) President Shihan Likha Tara and his wife on their arrival at the railway station
from New Delhi.
The karatekas from the state won 12 medals, six gold, four silver and two bronze
medals, and they were Atum Sono (Gold), Nabam Radhe (Gold), Mojum Dodum (Gold), Kamku
Tallo (Gold), Raja Yangfo (Gold) and Johny Manghiya (Gold), Biplob Devnath(Sil),
Sinne Mikhu (Sil), Lipin Ete (Sil) , Tade Bayer (Br), Gyadam Doka (Br) and Yorjum
Later, they were felicitated at a function organised at Shoto-Kan Karate Headquarters,
This was the best ever performance by Arunachal Pradesh in any national or international
karate championship, said an elated Tara. Apart from the players’ hard work and determination,
he attributed the success of the team to the coaches and instructors.
He also lavished praise on the officers of Sports Authority of Arunachal (SAA) for
extending all support and help for the outstanding performance of the state karate
Newly appointed SAA Vice Chairman Gechi Doke and Joint Director (Dept. of Youth Affairs)
Ramesh Linggi also attended the function and lauded the efforts of the players, coaches
and instructors for the splendid show. Both Doke and Linggi expressed their happiness
and satisfaction over the performance of the players.
Earlier, India Coach and AKA General Secretary, L Marik briefed on the overall performance
of the team and described it as best ever one. He said that highly-rated players
from 11 Commonwealth countries, including host India, participated in the Championship
and winning medal in such highly competitive championship, particularly in senior
category, is praiseworthy indeed. P Jamoh Nobin won the first Commonwealth Karate
medal from the state in senior category in the 7th edition of the championship held
at Canada in 2013. He bagged two silver medals. This time, two players, Johny Mangkhiya
and Sinne Mikhu bagged one Gold and Silver medal respectively in senior category.
While Johny clinched her gold medal in Female U-21 individual Kumite, Sinne bagged
the silver medal in Male U-21 individual Kumite, Marik said.
Lipin Ete won the first medal of the country in Kata event in Sub-Junior (Below 9
year) Individual Kumite, he said, and hoped the state will win more medals in the
next edition of the championship to be held in New Zealand in 2016.
AKA officials, instructor, senior players including Yarda Niki, Dr. Marli Ete, Charu
Tatung, Biki Punung, senior players and instructors Nanu Sangha and karate students
were present on the occasion among others.
Meanwhile, messages congratulating the victorious karate team are pouring from sports
officers, officials and heads of various sports associations.
Secretary (Sports and Youth Affairs) Dani Salu and Director (Sports) Tadar Appa congratulated
all the medal winning players, the coaches for their outstanding performance in the
Championship bringing laurels to the state and country as well.
“The karetekas of the state who won global laurels for Arunachal Pradesh deserve
salutations for being the role models by adding a new chapter to state’s sports sector,”
said Arunachal Weightlifting Association president Abrham K Techi.
Abraham, also vice president of Indian Weightlifting Federation, said that the achievements
of the karatekas after prolonged and painstaking hard work needs to be emulated by
their compatriots to march ahead to win such glory for the nation.
Ering announces fund for flood protection measures
NAMSAI, Sept 22: Lok Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) Ninong Ering had announced a
grant of Rs. 10 Lakhs for immediate flood protection measures at Chongkham, Rs. 12
Lakhs for Namsai, Rs. 10 Lakhs for Silatoo and Rs. 10 Lakhs for Dirak Miri in Lekang
Circle. Further he also announced Rs. 15 Lakhs for construction of two community
halls at Piyong and Rs. 3 Lakhs for irrigation channel at Jona – I village. He made
this announcement after conclusion of his extensive tour to flood affected areas
of Namsai district recently.
Earlier, during the tour he conducted meetings with the GBs, Panchayat leaders and
public at Piyong, Mahadevpur and Chongkham. He also had discussion with Agriculture,
Horticulture, AHV & DD Minister Chowna Mein, Parliamentary Secretary, Chow Tewa Mein
and MLA cum Chairman AP Bamboo Development Agency, Chau Zingnu Namchoom and DC R.
K. Sharma. During the course of discussions, he advised to submit plan and project
for long term flood protection measures to NEC and Govt. of India through concerned
agencies of state government. The MP added that he would pursue the matter with the
concerned ministries at the Central level. He also informed that he has already recommended
and sanctioned one ambulance for Lathao PHC, stated an official release.
Martyr’s family crying for Govt’s attention
[ Prafulla Kaman ]
RUKSIN, Sept 22: The hundred year old lady Opet Moyong is still remembering the ominous
day, when Assam Rifle jawans associated with her husband conveyed the message of
her husband’s death at the Indo-China border. Her tired eyes cannot hide the agonies
of an ill-fated lady though she looks quite safe living with her family.
Sudden death of her husband, Eda Moyong was a severe blow for Opet, who once passed
several sleepless nights embracing her four little children.
Late Eda Moyong, a Public Interpreter (PI) under NEFA administration, was deputed
to lead a military troop deployed along Indo-China border on the eve of Chinese Aggression.
He died in an accident while on duty at Tuting near Indo-China border in October,
Born in 1910, Late Moyong had grown up at Adi Pasi village and concluded his educational
career in Class-II standard at Adi Pasi. Later he joined as PI in 1945.
In the course of time, Late Moyong’s wife Opet, along with her sons, migrated from
Adi Pasi to Debing village presently under Ruksin circle in East Siang district in
1975 and is still residing there.
The old lady is now living a life of quite discontent on the fact that government
has not yet recognised her husband as a ‘martyr’. She feels that the government should
honour her as the nearest kin of Late Moyong, who had sacrificed his life for the
UNDP to extend support in State Govt progs
NEW DELHI, Sept 22: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will provide support
in implementation of Arunachal Vision 2030 and CM’s Mission on Skill Development
and Employment Generation in Arunachal Pradesh. In a meeting with Chief Minister
Nabam Tuki here today, the Country Head of UNDP India, Dr. Jaco Cilliers while lauding
the initiatives of the state government expressed the willingness of his organisation
to support the state in these two programmes.
Dr. Ruchi Pant, Programme Analyst of UNDP India, who was also present in the meeting,
offered to explore other areas of collaboration with the State Government including
Disaster Management, Medicinal Plants, Eco Tourism Development, Bio Diversity conservation
Tuki while outlining the priorities of his Government suggested that multi-lateral
agencies like UNDP should work hand in hand with the State and focus in long term
collaborations in improving the livelihoods of the people in a sustainable manner.
He said UNDP could play a major role in capacity building of communities which are
perennially affected by natural disasters. He also called for strategic support from
UNDP in organic certification so as to increase the market competitiveness of organic
products of Arunachal Pradesh. A team from UNDP India will visit Arunachal Pradesh
next month and finalise the modalities of collaboration after discussion with senior
officials of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh. (CM’s media cell)
Manjushree Vidyapeeth Orphanage gets new building
TAWANG, Sept 22: Tawang MLA and Aruncahal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board chairman,
Tsering Tashi inaugurated a well-equipped four storied new academic building at Manjushree
Vidyapeeth Orphanage (MVO) amidst consecration prayers by Buddhist monks.
The building with 50 spacious rooms, with the provision of higher secondary level,
is built at the cost of Rs 4.06 crore with assistance from sponsors worldwide.
MLA Tashi felicitated the sponsor and her five Japanese colleagues, wherein he extended
his gratitude for creating a home away from home for the orphans and the handicapped.
Terming it as an historical day for the orphanage, he said that the noble endeavour
of the sponsors towards the development of Monpa society will be engraved in golden
letters in the history of Mon region.
Further, lauding the untiring service of the teachers and the staffs, he pledged
all possible assistance on his behalf and committed to donate an ambulance for the
Tashi was accompanied by foreign sponsors from USA, visiting dignitaries from Japan,
district Head of Departments and parents.
Dr. Kazuko Hillyer Tatsumura, the prime sponsor and a philanthropist, called on the
students to strive hard for perfection and to excel in every chosen field.
She presented i-pods to MVO headmaster Amar Gurung and collegians of the orphanage
and felicitated the project workers of the new academic building.
Earlier, Lama Thupten Phuntsok, Padmashree awardee, founding Director of MVO, threw
light on the progress of the orphanage.
The orphanage was founded in 1998 with 17 children. Now it houses 275 pupils, he
The curtain on the inaugural function was finally drawn after the felicitation of
Dr. Kazuko and Lama Thupten Phuntsok by the guardians.
Tawang DFO Sangey Tsering, ZPC Jambey Tsering and Tawang BCCI president Tenzin Monpa
also attended the function. (Tawang Vigilance)
Blood donation camp conducted at RGGP
ITANAGAR, Sept 22: A blood donation camp was today organised by the NSS unit of Rajiv
Gandhi Polytechnic, (RGGP) Itanagar in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh State
Aids Control Society (APSACS), RK Mission hospital and Arunachal Vivekananda Yuva
Shakti (AVYS) in the college campus.
About 55 units of blood were collected during the camp. The blood will be kept at
Blood Bank, RK Mission Hospital, Itanagar for further distribution to needy patients.
Earlier in the camp, Dr. Nabam Budh, Deputy Director (BTS & SBTC), APSACS as resource
person on Blood Donor Motivation Programme, highlighted in brief about the importance
of voluntary blood donation. In the question answer session, Dr. Budh allayed various
myths and misconception related to voluntary blood donation. He called upon the students
and faculty members of the institution to inculcate the noble habit of blood donation.
Blood collected through blood donation camps are vital for saving the lives of innumerable
hospitals patients, he added. Dr. LR Chaudhary, Blood Bank Officer, RK Mission Hospital
appealed all the healthy citizens of the state to donate blood once in three to four
months which not only tide over the acute shortage of blood in the hospitals but
also enhances health of the individual donor. Principal RGGP, Dr. A.K Thripathy thanked
NSS unit and RK Mission medical team for organising the event.
The technical support for the camp was provided by RK Mission Hospital, Itanagar.
The other officials present on the occasion were Dr. VN Sharma, NSS State Liaison
Officer, Chukhu Mama Lecturer & NSS Officer, RGGP and volunteers of AVYS. It is to
be noted that volunteers of AVYS regularly take part in such blood donation camps.
Collapsed bridge on PMGSY road remains un-repaired
PASIGHAT, Sept 22: An RCC bridge over Sinyan river near Sikko-Bine village in Upper
Siang district, which had collapsed on June 4, 2015 has not yet been reconstructed
by the executing department and is causing immense problem to commuters.
Construction of road with the collapsed 15-mtrs span minor RCC bridge under the Pradhan
Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) scheme (Package No- AR/13/03/001) linking PWD road
with Sikko-Bine village is being executed by Yingkiong division of Rural Works Department
Documents collected under RTI Act have revealed that the contractor concerned did
not carry out bridge construction as per specification. The project engineer concerned,
who submitted inspection report about the RCC bridge noted that, thickness of the
‘deck slab’ was 60-cms instead of 85-cm, while 16 mm road for longitudinal bars instead
of 32-mm diameter was used. Thus, cement used for the work was of very poor quality.
The contractor and sub-contractors have been found irresponsive to departmental instruction/
specification, which resulted collapsing of the bridge before completion of the project.
Caving in of the RCC bridge along the PMGSY road had reportedly injured two persons,
and it had evoked massive reactions of the local people, who demanded high level
inquiry into the anomalies in the construction works.
RTI information further revealed that the original documents pertaining to ongoing
construction of the road from PWD road to Sikko-Bine village (under PMGSY) was seized
by SIC, Itanagar and investigation is on till date.
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Focus on governance
Once again BJP government at the centre is in news for all the wrong reason. Government
of India today had to withdraw the draft of National Encryption Policy. The proposed
policy document triggered widespread privacy concerns and generated a heated debate.
The language of the draft was open to interpretation and implied that all citizens
who use encryption services should store in plain text versions of encrypted communication
for 90 days. So this may imply that one have to store WhatsApp messages for 90 days
or face action in case asked to reproduce old messages.
Many saw this policy as infringement on their right. Especially the internet users
were worried that government is trying to enter into the private space. Telecom minister
Ravi Shankar Prasad while announcing the government decision to withdraw draft, clarified
that it is just a draft and not a policy of the government. However it is believed
that due to backlash from citizen the government of India had to climb down. It’s
unfortunate that instead of fulfilling the promise made during election BJP government
is busy trying to curb the rights of the citizen. BJP is harming its own image by
taking many anti-democratic steps like promoting ban culture. Party should realize
that people of India is restless and are desperately waiting for government to implement
all the electoral promises. The ban culture associated with BJP is seriously harming
the image of party. The party has been strongly criticized for concentrating on issues
like meat ban instead of focusing on governance. In many BJP ruled states the issue
of meat ban has taken over the governance.
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Father of development, not Bangladeshis
This is regarding Speaker of Legislative Assembly Govt. Arunachal Pradesh Nabam Rebia,
who has been dubbed as father of Bangladeshis in social network.
I voted in 2009 Assembly Election for the first time in which Nabam Rebia was elected
as local M.L.A of 14th Doimukh Assembly Constituency.
Again in the last elections, he was elected uncontested MLA of 14th Doimukh Assembly
Constituency and became Speaker of Legislative Assembly, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh.
His knowledge and potentiality cannot be challenged as he has been one of the longest
serving MP of Rajya Sabha representing our state.
In these all elections, 1 have never felt that my valuable vote has gone in vain
as I have personally found him to be dedicated, sincere, enthusiast, caring and learned
leader. He is a practical man, not of mere words. He leaves no stone unturned to
fulfil the dreams of his people and his principles are based on welfare of people
After Nabam Rebia ascended into power as a MLA; I have seen drastic changes in our
constituency. Now, we have National Institute of Technology (NIT) at Jote, Film and
Television Institute (FATI) at Jollang, State Law College (SLC) at Jote, Eco Tourism
Spot (ETS) at Jote, Bamboo Industry at Poma and many more developmental activities
like construction of road connecting Balijan and Tarasso without touching any part
of Assam keeping safety as the prime motto for the people of Tarasso are under his
Further, since very beginning as a students' leader, he has been very active towards
Bangladeshi and Chakma issues. And have never been the supporter of the infiltrating
Bangladeshis or the Chakmas. He has been a true leader and always cared for the safety,
security and development of his people. And in doing so; in many accounts he put
his life into risk while taking up various issues relating to boundary disputes.
As a local youth of his constituency, I personally salute him for his noble and tireless
works towards the people of 14th Doimukh Assembly Constituency and the State as whole.
Through this esteemed daily I would like to give him the title “Father of Developmental
Activities, not the father of Bangladeshis”.
Clean water is our birth right
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to express my deep anguish and resentment
that Koloriang in spite of being the district headquarter of Kurung Kumey district
for a decade is still suffering from scarcity of drinking water. Even though it is
fully surrounded by big river and perennial streams, the denizen of Koloriang are
still facing a tough time with lack of drinking water. At present the water which
is provided by PHE department is not at all suitable for human consumptions and any
kind of household activities other then throwing it away. The moment you open the
tape you can see muddy water being poured out. It is fully contaminated. One can
see tadpole, snails, human hair and some kind of garbage materials. I do not know
how far it is true but once I heard someone complaining that they found even a small
baby snake in their bathroom which came out from the water pipe. And God knows what
kind of bacteria must be present in that water which we receive and are not visible
with our naked eyes.
And when one takes up this issue with the PHE department, who is responsible to look
after this, they are least bothered. Every day you get to see general public repairing
their own colony pipe line as they don’t receive any water in their house due to
negligence by the PHE staff especially people living in Lower Koloriang, i.e, from
CRPF Camp to VKV School.
Lots are to be done by the concerned department to resolve this crisis as we all
are well aware that lack of proper drinking water is one the main reasons for which
people are suffering from water borne diseases like typhoid, dysentery and many more.
If this continues then rate of infected people due to consumption of contaminated
water will be very high.
So, I request the officer and the other working staff of Public Health department,
Koloriang to look into this matter very seriously. As we all know that water is the
most essential part of our life and to get regular and clean drinking water is every
citizen’s birth right.
Citizenship not at the cost of indigenous community
The recent Supreme Court Ruling directing the Centre and the Arunachal Pradesh State
Govt. to grant citizenship to the Chakmas & Hajongs settled in the state within three
months has come as a shock to many including the undersigned. As the final hearing
for the case based on the petition filed by Committee for Citizenship Rights of the
Chakmas (CCRC) was nearing, many of us were jubilant that the apex court's decision
would uphold the hopes & aspirations of the indigenous people of the State. But with
the recent ruling, all hopes have been belied. Since the very moment, the natives
have expressed their opposition to the settlement of the Chakmas & Hajongs in the
State with the All Aunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) taking the lead. One
cannot forget the numerous movements launched by the apex students' body of the state
for deportation of the refugees including the “Refugees go back movement of 1995".
Yes, it is an accepted fact that the Chakmas & Hajongs were displaced from their
original homeland in the Chittagong Hills Tract in Bangladesh with the construction
of the Kaptai Dam by the then East Pakistan Government. The construction had submerged
large tracts of cultivable land in Chakma areas resulting in their large-scale migration
in 1964-1969. As a fellow human being, we sympathize with the hardships they are
facing since the last many years and also appreciate the concern shown by the Hon'ble
Supreme Court bench that had passed the ruling for their well-being. But the well-being
of the refugees should not come at the cost of the interests of the indigenous Arunachalees.
Our State is already battling the menace of illegal Bangladeshi migrants which have
been checked upto some extent with Inner Line Permit(ILP). No individual or organization
including the AAPSU has ever voiced its opposition to settlement of refugees (Chakmas
& Hajongs) in other parts of the country.
Any such move shall be greatly be welcomed by the people of Arunachal Pradesh. But
their continued stay in a protected state like ours shall always be considered as
a threat to the interests of the indigenous tribes of the State.
Granting of Citizenship rights to the refugees shall set a new precedent which will
be disastrous for the nation in the long run and will definitely embolden other groups
to take legal recourse for securing Indian citizenship. There is an urgent need for
the SC to reconsider its appeal in greater interest of the nation as the SC ruling
if implemented by the Union & the State Govts shall change the entire demographic
structure of the state of Arunachal Pradesh.
In this moment of crisis, every right thinking individual cutting across party lines,
caste, creed & religion should come forward and extend support to the apex students'
body in its movement till the repeal of the SC ruling.
Secretary, Communal Harmony & Border Affairs, AAPSU
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