ITANAGAR, Sept 29: Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) and Guwahati University, Assam are
jointly organizing the Bhupen Hazarika Memorial Lecture at RGU on October 7.
The international famed artiste, Ratan Thiyam, Chairman National School of Drama,
New Delhi will deliver the Memorial Lecture.
Both the vice chancellors of GU and RGU and former Vice-Chancellor of Arunachal University
(now Rajiv Gandhi University) Prof. AC Bhagabati will attend the programme.
National sanitation campaign
ITANAGAR, Sept 29: Along with the rest of India, the PHE department organized the
National Sanitation Awareness campaign in Lohit district today as part of the Mission
Swachch Bharat. The campaign was formally started all over the country from Sept
25 and will continue up to Oct 23.
‘A walk for cleanliness’ was also conducted from DC’s office which culminated in
As a part of the campaign, the sanitation van decorated with audio-visual sanitation
related flex banners and posters has been flagged off jointly by local MLA Dr. Mahesh
Chai and Deputy Commissioner Cum Chairman, DWSC, Dr. B M Mishra in presence of students,
Govt officials, panchayat leaders and general public.
Speaking on the occasion, Chai emphasized on the need to maintain health and hygiene
while DC Dr. B M Mishra opined that Lohit district would benefit immensely from this
programme in terms of better public health. He has called upon all public to join
the campaign for rural and urban sanitation.
PHED AE Er. L K Srivastava has disclosed that several other activities like group
meeting focusing on importance of construction and use of toilet in each and every
house, school, anganwadis, general cleanliness in every panchayat of Lohit district
would be taken up during current ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’. DIPRO
Fire devastate many houses
ITANAGAR, Sept 29: A fire broke out at Police Colony, Upper Nyoping under Nyapin
sub-division of Kurung Kumey last night devastating many houses along with properties,
informed Nyapin Area Youth Association and Nyapin Nyobia Sangram Phassang Students
Union in separate releases.
Some nearby government staff quarters were also damaged by the fire. An electric
short-circuit is suspected to have caused the fire. But actual cause of the fire
and properties are yet to be ascertained, NAYA said.
The Nyapin Nyobia Sangram Phassang Students Union in a release claimed that seven
houses have been burnt in a fire incident. Further union also demanded state government
to establish fire service at Sangram and Nyapin circles.
Both associations appealed to the local administration and the state government to
provide immediate relief and assistance to the affected families for their quick
A wallet containing cash found
ITANAGAR, Sept 29: A Good Samaritan has found a wallet containing some cash amount
along with driving license, ATM card, Inner Line Permit (ILP) etc. of one Sunil Kumar
Singh somewhere at Doimukh today.
Since there is no contact number in the wallet, the finder has requested the owner
to contact him in his mobile number (9402470499) to collect his belonging.
AAPWU reiterates demands
ITANAGAR, Sept 29: All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union (AAPWU) today urged the state
Govt to fulfill its charter of demand at the earliest.
In a memorandum submitted to the chief secretary, the Union resented that despite
various memorandums and representations submitted to the appropriate authority for
consideration of its charter of demands, the state Govt failed to pay heed to any
of the memorandum, nor did it try to fulfill any of the demands made by this union.
Referring to its latest memorandum submitted to the Govt on July 21 last, the AAPWU
urged upon the Chief Secretary to look into its grievances within 45 days in order
to avoid any democratic movement. The demand of the Union included release of salaries
of casual /contingency workers and regular employees at a given time and release
of ad-hoc bonus for the year 2010- 2014, enhancement of wages, regularization of
senior most workers or implementation of VRS with retirement benefits, 75 per cent
seat reservation for group C and D casual workers of various departments who have
already served for more than 20 years, promotional avenues for W/C employees with
ITI diploma holders, and 80 per cent Group C and D job reservation for APST youths
in private companies, three months maternity leave for the women workers. The Union
also demanded immediately registration of Arunachal Pradesh Labour Federation Co-operative
Society which is already formed by the Union.
Students union demands withdrawal of CRPF camp
ITANAGAR, Sept 29: Lotong Banggo Students Union (LBSU) in a letter to the Namsai
Deputy Commissioner demanded withdrawal of CRPF camp from the Divisional Commissioner
Eastern Hq. complex at Jaipur within 10 days failing which the students union threatened
to launch democratic movement.
The LBSU letter to the Deputy Commissioner claimed that the buildings constructed
for UPO, ADC, Horticulture etc. offices were allotted to 168 Bn CRPF without the
consent of the local people and the land donors.
LBSU rued that no positive respond has been received yet from the state government
even after several representations were made opposing settlement of the CRPF camp.
Strengthen Seva Dal
ITANAGAR, Sept 29: Kurung Kumey District Congress Seva Dal team led by District Chief
Organiser Tamchi Takey and DCSD Kurung Kumey chairman Ha Tare called on Arunachal
Pradesh Congress Seva Dal Chief Kipa Kaha and State Organising Secretary (Incharge-Kurung
Kumey) Tabu Guha today.
While interacting with the team, the state Seva Dal chief advised all the district
and block organizers of four Assembly Constituencies to work hard to further strengthen
Seva Dal organization in the district. He exhorted the Seva Dal cadres and workers
of Kurung Kumey district to keep co-ordination with all the MLAs and senior Congress
leaders of the district and state to make Congress party stronger.
APATCYO and CSU for proper implementation of RTE
ITANAGAR, Sept 29: The Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization (APATCYO)
along with the City Students Union in a joint memorandum submitted to education minister
has placed five points charter of demands.
The main demands included immediate and proper implementation of right to education
act (RTE) 2009, proper distribution of free books and school uniforms to each and
every students of the govt. schools of Arunachal Pradesh, properly provide mid day
meal to every govt. schools, appointment of adequate number of school staffs like
peon & chowkidar and refund the school admission fees collected from the students.
The two organizations gave fourteen days ultimatum to the minister to fulfill the
Shopkeepers violating DC order, claims committee
ITANAGAR, Sept 29: The Anti Corruption and Crime Control committee has written to
deputy commissioner Capital Complex claiming that price regulation imposed by capital
administration is not being properly followed by the shopkeepers.
They claimed that in complete violation of the DC order no. SUP/OP/AB/2013-14, dated
29th August 2014, no commodities are being sold at fixed rate and vendors are selling
them as per their own wish.
The committee appealed to the deputy commissioner to initiate some action and launch
operation within the markets of capital to check the soaring prices of commodities.
Training for BLOs held
AALO, Sept 29: A one-day training for Booth Level Officers (BLOs) entrusted with
Special Summary Revision of electoral roll was held at Aalo Club here today.
Addressing the BLOs on the occasion, Aalo Circle Officer cum AERO, Murnya Kakki advised
the BLOs to acquire best knowledge out this training for enrollment, addition, deletion
and distribution of EPIC to genuine voters. The service of BLOs is essential for
preparation of an error free electoral roll. They should ensure that the names of
eligible voters are not left out during summary revision of electoral roll, Kakki
said adding due care should be taken against bogus voter and double entries.
Circle officer (Election) cum Master Trainer Omey Apang, gave a detail power point
presentation on election laws, enrollment procedures, electoral roll and its importance,
etc. Since BLOs are very close to the grass root people they should work closely
with them to verify age and address proof of the voter for the preparation of an
error free electoral roll.
Participating in the discussion, Nyali Ete, DFO and Training Observer said that floating
population too has their right to exercise their franchise but their identities have
to be established to enroll genuine voters. There was an interactive session with
the BLOs to share their views and clear their doubts. DIPRO
RGU Cultural Nite
ITABNAGAR, Sept 29: Prize distribution ceremony followed by cultural night marked
the end of 14 days Rajiv Gandhi University Pakhwara-2014 at the university auditorium,
Doimukh on September 26.
Attending the closing ceremony, Joint Director, Higher and Technical Education Dr.
Tejum Padu highlighted the importance of Hindi as official language as well as medium
of mass communication. He said that HIndi has been the main medium of communication
among various tribes of Arunachal Pradesh and called upon the people to learn the
Registrar Dr. Rachob Taba distributed the prizes to the winners of various literary
and cultural competitions organized among the students, children and staff of RGU
to mark the occasion.
Earlier, RGU Vice Chancellor Prof. Tamo Mibang released the first official language
magazine ‘’Arun Chhata” of the university. The magazine is expected to provide a
platform for students and staff to enhance their knowledge on Hindi and writing creativity.
Organising Secretary cum host of the programme Gumpi Nguso, Hindi officer of RGU
highlighted different activities organized during the 14 days long programme.
Don Bosco Bicentenary Basketball Tournament
ITANAGAR, Sept 29: Four matches were played on the second day of the Don Bosco Bicentenary
Basketball Tournament 2014 here yesterday.
The matches were played between Bosco Warriors and Bosco Clippers, North East Brothers
and Ball Busters, Bosco Giants and Bosco Titans and Basket Brawlers and Shooting
Bosco Warriors beat Bosco Clippers by eight points while Ball Busters defeated North
East Brothers in penalty shoot by one point after both the team were tied 14-14.
Bosco Titans defeated Bosco Giants by two points.
In the girls category, Shooting Stars defeated Basket Brawlers in penalty shoot by
Lobsang Tsering of Bosco Warriors was the highest shooter of the day with 12 points
in his kitty.
Gangte Hari FC lift 20th Vishwakarma Football Trophy
ITANAGAR, Sept 29: Gangte Hari FC beat Vivek Vihar FC 3-1 in the final to win the
20th Vishwakarma Running Football Trophy 2014-15 here today.
Attending final day of the month-long tournament today, Arunachal Karate Do Association
General Secretary Langkung Marik advised the players to stay away from drugs. He
informed the players about various programmes and policies initiated by the state
government for the welfare of sportspersons like job reservation in government departments.
ITANAGAR, Sept 29: Arunachal Pradesh Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt Gen (Retd)
Nirbhay Sharma flagged off a reconnaissance expedition to Mount Kangto from Raj Bhawan
here today. The expedition is being organized by Indian Mountaineering Foundation,
New Delhi in collaboration with National Institute of Mountaineering & Allied Sports
(NMAS), Dirang and Department of Sports & Youth Affairs, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh.
The twenty-day expedition will start from 1st October 2014.
Exhorting the members of mountaineering expedition, the Governor said that it is
a very important initiative to promote adventure sports of the state. He said Arunachal
Pradesh has huge potential for adventure activities. Events like this expedition
provide a window or exposure to the potentials of the region for the world to see.
The state government is contemplating to develop adventure tourism in the state so
that it would become a major hub for tourism activities also, the Governor added.
The Governor congratulated all the people involved in the pioneering effort and wished
for success of the mission.
While reminding of the environmental degradation in Mount Everest, the Governor advised
the team that it should spread the message of Swachch Bharat Abhiyan.
Briefing on the purpose of the expedition, Dani Salu, Secretary, Sports & Youth
Affairs said that the expedition is first of its kind to the highest peak of the
state, which aims to explore route to base camp of the 7042 meters peak from Indian
side of the mountain. He informed that there is no record of any expedition of this
nature. With participation of local Everesters, the Secretary said that the effort
will facilitate in exploring the vast mountain range of the State. The Secretary
also added that Arunachal Pradesh is an ideal place from adventure sports including
river rafting, para gilding.
The climbing leader Amit Chowdhury, instructor, NIMAS, Dirang gave a presentation
of the proposed route of expedition. He informed that the ten-member team, along
with local porters and guides will start from Nafra. It will go to Dibin, then Nazong
and Dibri. From Dibri, it will move forward along Waren Bung River to Bisai and then
to Sakung Water Fall. From Sakung onwards, the team will move along Wasag Bung River
to the glacier located south of Kangto Range. Chowdhury also briefed on administrative
and logistical aspects of the expedition.
The team consist of Everesters from Arunachal Pradesh and experience Army mountaineers
led by Amit Chowdhury, Instructor, NIMAS, Dirang. Tapi Mra, first Everester of the
state, Nima Lama and Tame Bagang are the members of the team, while Col. Gulshan
Chadha, Principal, National Institute of Mountaineering & Allied Sports (NMAS), Dirang
is the Convenor of the expedition. (PRO to Governor)
Delay in NLCPR road project causes concern
A scene of the newly black-topped Sille-Yagrung NLCPR road
PASIGHAT, Sept 29: Expressing serious concern over inordinate delay in completing
construction of road from Sille-Yagrung NLCPR road, the people of East Siang district
have raised question over utilization of fund meant for the road project.
The 10-km-long Sille-Yagrung road--one of the important rural link roads connecting
major rural areas of Pasighat-East and Pasighat-West constituencies- is lying in
a deplorable condition for years creating innumerable problems to the users of the
road. The numerous potholes and rough metallic gravels all along the road have made
the motorists difficult to ride their vehicles.
The five-km stretch of the road at Yagrung that was black-topped early this year
has worn out due to low sub-standard work.
The road, which connects Yagrung area with Sille-Oyan area was funded under Non-Lapsable
Central Pool of Resource (NLCPR) in 2007.
The DoNER ministry had accorded administrative and financial approval to the project
with admissible grant of Rs. 450.85 lakh (i.e. 90 percent out of the total amount).
The road project being implemented by Pasighat division of Rural Works Department
(RWD) was started in 2010. However, it failed to complete the work within the scheduled
and extended period.
The local people have alleged massive financial irregularity and technical fault
in the construction of the road from Yagrung to Sille. They alleged that the implementing
agency has failed to complete the road construction work despite adequate money was
released for the project.
When inquired, the executive engineer (EE) of Pasighat division RWD, Sanarjit Singh
said that the delay was due to paucity of fund besides delay in land clearance, election
and in releasing remaining funds. The EE informed that the department is still waiting
for the release of the remaining amount to finish the road works.
“We have terminated the contractor from the project. The balance amount worth Rs
116.25 Lacs out of the central share is not yet released by the ministry. We have
a plan to hold meeting with the local PRI leaders to complete the works after having
the rest amount”, said the EE.
The EE further informed that the monsoon rain this summer caused huge damage to the
ongoing road works and the department has submitted estimate to the state government
urging for sanctioning an amount of Rs 30 Lakh under Flood Damage Repairing (FDR)
Police ready to chargesheet
Garu rape and murder case
ITANAGAR, Sept 29: The Gensi police in West Siang is finally ready with the chargesheet
in the recent rape and murder case of a mother of three, that shocked the state.
The accused Bohuna Das, 20 years old of Hurmutty village is alleged to have sexually
assaulted the woman on August 29 in Garu village while she was tending to her fields.
The accused is currently lodged at judicial custody in Aalo.
The SP is supposed to submit the chargesheet (gns/ps/cn/04/14 u/s 376/302 IPC dated
30/8/14) to the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate soon.
According to Investigating Officer (IO) SI M. Nyori of Gensi police station, the
post mortem report has already been received by the police that clearly indicate
Arunachal students mesmerise crowd
ITANAGAR, Sept 29: The Arunachalee students pursuing higher education in Himachal
Pradesh mesmerized the audience at a cultural festival at Kala Amb in Sirmour with
cultural programmes that included traditional dances, songs and fashion shows.
Organized by Himalayan Group of Professional Institutions of Himachal Pradesh, the
event also provided a platform to showcase the traditional dresses of Arunachal Pradesh
as the students walked the ramp in traditional clothing in the fashion show. The
event also helped them send a strong message to the mainstream people amid reports
of discrimination by some fellow Indians against people of North East that people
of Arunachal feel proud to be an Indian.
The Arunachalee students from Sambhota Tibetian School Paonta Sahib also participated
in the programme.
Students from different states pursuing education in various educational institutes
and colleges in Himachal Pradesh also participated in the cultural festival.
The cultural event was witnessed by Sikkim Minister for Social Justice and Welfare
Department Tulsi Devi Rai and Principal Secretary, Govt. of Sikkim GP Upadhyaya.
Teachers are the true guardian of future generation: Felix
NAHARLAGUN, Sept. 29: Calling upon the teaching community of the state to remain
true to their profession for building up the human resource of the state, Parliamentary
Secretary Education, Bamang Felix said that teachers have the huge responsibility
for shaping the future generation towards the right path.
He was addressing the inaugural function of the IXth General Conference cum election
of Central Executive Committee (CEC), Arunachal Teachers’ Association (ATA) at Siddhartha
Hall, here today. Teachers from various districts are attending the two-day conference.
“As teachers, teaching is a life-long commitment” he said and asked them to take
pride in teaching and impart quality education to students through their sincerity
and dedication. For they are responsible for transformation of society, he said.
The Parliamentary Secretary expressed his concern on the trend for opting for non-teaching
posts adding that our ultimate target is the classroom - the temple of learning to
guide our students to excel in academics and imbibe values.
He said he looked up to them as a true guardian of the future generation. It lies
in the hands of the teachers to build or mar the future of the young generation.
He further added that we should also ensure that what is due to the children for
their welfare and benefit should reach them. Further, calling for deep introspection
on the condition of the education scenario in the govt. schools of the state, he
said that we must all collectively work for rejuvenating and uplifting the education
scenario of the state. We owe it to our students to give them the best of education
and build their character and personality, he added.
On the occasion, while stressing on adopting work culture, he also expressed his
concern on absenteeism among some sections of teachers, adding by such attitude we
fail to realize that we are depriving our students. Extending his best wishes for
the successful conduct of the conference, he also urged them to take up issues and
discussions for the growth of the education sector of Arunachal Pradesh and betterment
of the teaching fraternity. However, he also expressed concern on mushrooming of
various associations of teachers.
Earlier, Director ATI and General Secretary CoSAAP, Pate Marik, emphasizing on skill
upgradation, urged them to constantly update their knowledge and teaching skills
adding that ATI is ready to facilitate in this regard. The love and respect that
earlier used to exist between teachers and students is declining, he observed and
asked to strengthen the bonding for a healthy relationship between teachers and students.
He also called upon the teacher fraternity to uphold their spirit of unity.
Earlier, Joint Director of School Education, M. Nyori , who is one of the founding
fathers of ATA and worked in various parts of the state as a teacher, said “we must
strive hard to be remembered as good teachers and earn the respect and love of our
students. It is our duty to tap the potential of our children, who are our assets.”
Extortion in the name of NSCNs and NDFB: ANSU
ITANAGAR, Sept 29: All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) in a release informed that some
extortionist groups have been active in the state demanding money from individuals
and business community. Some unidentified persons are serving extortion notices in
the name of NSCNs and NDFB to business community and some individuals of the state
threatening dire consequences if the amount was not paid, ANSU said quoting various
While expressing serious concern over the reported incidents of extortion, ANSU demanded
both the groups to clarify on the matter.
ANSU doubted that some misguided local youths may be involved with the extortionist
“If so, then the state government should take stern action against them for harassing
its own people,” ANSU said, and urged the Home department to act strongly and tactfully
to stop this crime before it is too late.
“We have witnessed so many incidents of extortion and kidnapping of Arunachalee people
by people from outside the state where the business community has been the victims,”
ANSU said, and appealed those outsiders not to cross the jurisdiction of activities
of their organizations.
Meanwhile, ANSU appealed to the people of state to check and identify thoroughly
before employing any outsiders as drivers, workers or helpers etc.
ANSU also appealed to the public to report to police immediately if any kinds of
extortion notices are received, even if it is given over telephone.
BSNL urged for speedy implementation of North East telecom development plan
ITANAGAR, Sept 29: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju today urged
the BSNL for speedy and timely implementation of the Comprehensive Telecom Development
Plan for the North-Eastern region (NER) including Arunachal Pradesh. With the initiative
of Rijiju, the plan was approved by the Central Govt on Sept 10 last to boost telecom
infrastructure and connectivity in the North East region.
Rijiju had a detailed discussion with CMD, BSNL for speedy and timely implementation
of this Plan.
Under the plan, 2G mobile coverage will be provided in identified and uncovered
areas of NER which is divided into two parts - Arunachal Pradesh and two districts
of Assam, namely Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao. The estimated expenditure for 2G
coverage in Arunachal Pradesh will be Rs. 1,975.38 crores and for other areas of
NER will be Rs. 2,794.70 crores.
It will also provide provide 2G seamless mobile coverage along the National Highways
in NER at an estimated expenditure of Rs. 270.13 crores and ensure reliability of
and redundancy in the transmission network at state capitals and district headquarters
in NER at an estimated expenditure of Rs. 295.97 crores. The estimated expenditure
of Rs. 5336.18 crores (inclusive of all applicable taxes except octroi and local
taxes) is proposed to be funded from Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF).
This will give boost to the telecom sector in Arunachal Pradesh and other parts of
the North-Eastern Region and bring much needed investment in the sector to make the
lives of the people convenient in Arunachal Pradesh and other parts of North East,
BJP demands transparent tendering process
ITANAGAR, Sept 29: Bharatiya Janata Party, Upper Subansiri district and District
Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee (DVMC) of the party today urged the higher
authority to constitute an enquiry committee to probe into the repeated postponement
and extension of tender process regarding construction of the Outdoor Stadium at
Daporijo, Upper Subansiri district under the department of Urban development and
In a memorandum to the Chief Engineer cum director, Urban Development and Housing,
while demanding ‘accountable and transparent’ tendering process for the outdoor stadium
project at Daporijo, the BJP district said that the Deputy Director, UD and Housing
department Daporijo division issued notice inviting tenders for the construction
of the outdoor stadium at Daporijo on June 13 last. The date of opening of technical
bid was fixed on June 28. However, according to BJP, the DD, Housing had lodged
an FIR at Daporijo police station stating that a robbery incident took place at his
office in his absence in July 4 last and the miscreants took away the wooden box
in which tender bids were submitted along with two files pertaining to the SJSRY
and construction of ‘Outdoor Stadium.’
Subsequently a letter was issued on July 15 suspending the NIT process for the outdoor
stadium till further order, the BJP said adding that again on Sept 23 the “DD UD
& Housing, Daporijo division issued an order stating extension of last date for submission
and opening of tender to 3rd October. However, due to unavoidable reasons, the tenders
will be opened on 4th October.”
BJP wanted to know why the tender for this outdoor stadium project was not published
in proper way. It further wanted to know the reason behind unnecessary delay in
tender process and status of the FIR lodged by the deputy director, Housing at Daporijo
police station on July 4.
Tenshinkan Shotokan Karate players bag 20 medals
ITANAGAR, Sept 29: The Tenshinkan Shotokan Karate players from Arunachal Pradesh
bagged 20 medals—nine gold, six silver and five bronze—in the two-day 3rd Shotokan
Cup Karate Championship (Assam) which concluded at Sonitpur, Assam yesterday.
Gida Yaro, who bagged a gold medal each in Kumite and Kata in senior (-53kg) category,
was declared best female player of the championship.
Kakio Siga and Uttom Roy were the team coach and team manager respectively.
Arunachal Pradesh Shotokan Karate Do Association President Sensei Tai Hipik attended
the championship as referee cum judge.
ITANAGAR, Sept 29: Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner Tai Kaye today called upon the
officers to maintain proper work culture and work sincerely to provide better service
to the public. He was addressing the 10th District Level Monitoring Committee meeting
held at Yupia today to review the achievements and performance of all centrally sponsored
He called for proper streamlining and monitoring of all centrally sponsored schemes
(CSS) in the district. He further put emphasis on timely completion of all schemes
besides maintaining proper coordination and understanding with each other.
He assured that District Administration is always there to help during any law and
Earlier DPO cum Member Secretary M Karga informed that as per recent directives of
Govt, projects under SSA and NRHM are also included under DLMC adding that Sub-divisional
and circle level monitoring committees have been constituted by Govt to decentralize
the monitoring system.
Er. B Pelen EE (Highway) while presenting his reports requested the DC to issue directives
to general public that no construction should be done in Right of Way (RoW) of Trans-Highway
as it hampers smooth execution of road construction works. While pointing out the
poor condition of sub centers buildings DRCHO Papum Pare Dr. Kipa Tuglik also requested
the implementing agencies to maintain the standard and norms laid down by Govt while
constructing any health sub- center. DIPRO