ITANAGAR, Dec 5: The Chimpu Sports Club defeated Joy Seven FC 3-0 in the opening
match of the 2nd Christmass Premier League played at I G Park main ground today.
Lokam Aku, Takash Hari and Marpak Doni were the scorers for the winning team.
Participating in the opening ceremony, Arunachal Pradesh Bulding and Other Construction
Workers Welfare Board chairman Jalley Sonam advised the players to maintain discipline
throughout the tournament and keep up the spirit of sportmenship. He also asked E-Sector
Indira Gandhi Park Youth Associaiton, the organiser of the tournament to uphold
the responsibilities of maintaining the decorum of the park alongwith the concerned
authorities. Sonam also extended some financial help.
ANSU finance secretary Takam Tayam, who himself was a very promosing football player,
urged upon the players to keep their studies alonside the sports. He asked the
young players to choose the right path and excell in their respective field of activities.
He also donated some amount as a token of appreciation to organiser.
2nd Nyari Welly Football from Dec 7
ITANAGAR, Dec 05: The second Nyari Welly Memorial State Level Football Tournament
for Girls will begin at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun on December 7.
Arunachal Pradesh State Social Welfare Board (APSSWB) chairperson Nido Marina and
former minister and state Mahila Congress president Yari Dulom will attend the opening
ceremony of the tournament to encourage the girl football players, informed the organizing
committee. The committee also appealed to all, especially senior women of the state
to attend the opening ceremony to encourage and boost morale of the girl players.
Meanwhile, the organizing committee has informed that the state’s senior girl team
for the national championship will be selected from the participating players in
this tournament on the basis of their performance.
Devolve power to councillors: Association
ITANAGAR, Dec 5: Taking serious note of reckless parking system in twin capital cities
of Itanagar and Naharlagun the All Arunachal Contractors Welfare Association (AACWA)
has urged State govt. for immediate delegation of power to elected councillors so
that they discharge their duties properly.
The association in a release today said, the councillors of respected areas should
be empowered to improve the parking system in market areas, regulation of traffic
in busy area of state hospital and G-Extension road and for maintaining cleanliness
in market areas. There is no change of scenario of capital complex even after establishment
Itanagar Municipal Council, the Association said and appealed to the councillors
that they interfere in fixing of prices for essential commodities in markets as there
is no fixed rate of items in Itanagar and Naharlagun.
Puja at Nafra
ITANAGAR, Dec 5: The 3rd annual Vajara Guru puja will be held at ‘SHAR PHAG CHOG
LING’ (Eastern Most Holy Land) Monastary at Nafra under West Kameng district from
6th to 9th December. It is being organised by Buddhist Culture Preservation Society
(BCPS), Nafra. The 14th Thegtse Rinpoche of Khinmey Gonpa, Tawang will be part of
Regulate prices of PDS item: AEKSU
SEPPA, Dec 5: The East Kameng Deputy Commissioner, district food and civil supply
officer and All East Kameng Fair Price Shop Welfare Association had assured the
All East Kameng Students Union (AEKSU) to regulate the prices of every PDS item as
per Govt rate from December quota. This assurance came after the executive body
including president of the AEKSU held a meeting with DC, DF&CSO and All East Kameng
Fair Price Shop Welfare Association at Seppa on Nov 26 regarding price hike and
black marketing of PDS items of Seppa, according to a release issued by the Union.
Already a committee was formed by the DC and DFCSO is to investigate the higher
prices of PDS item, the Union informed. The Union also threatened to take legal
action against FPS holders of East Kameng district if they are found selling the
PDS item in higher rate while violating the rate fixed by the government.
Unions extend support to APPDSU demand
ITANAGAR, Dec 5: The All Sagalee Students Union and Doimukh Students Union have supported
the demand put forwarded by All Papum Pare District Students Union (APPDSU) for cancellation
of land allotment given to present ADM cum CEO of Itanagar. Alleging him of illegally
encroaching important archaeological site like Itafort, the two unions while demanding
immediate cancellation of allotment decided to join APPDSU in the democratic movement
against land encroachment.
Appeal for power supply to Lumding BSNL tower
ITANAGAR, Dec 5: All Papu Valley Youths Welfare Association (APVYWA) urged the concerned
authority of power department to immediately connect the power line from Patta Mini
Hydel project line to the Lumding BSNL tower.
In a letter to the chief executive engineer, Power department, the Association claimed
that the BSNL authority has already paid the fund to power Department for early connection
of electrical line in BSNL tower, but the power line is yet to be connected. Non-connectivity
to power line to BSNL tower created immense problems to local public, the Association
PPA reiterates demands, threatens stir
ITANAGAR, Dec 5: People’s Party of Arunachal has been demanding ‘White Papers’ on
Hydro-Power, State’s fiscal position, law and order situation in the state and devaluation
of powers to the Panchayat Raj for long. However, till now there is no response from
the State Government and nor State’s financial position or law and order situation
has improved, rather situation is deteriorating day by day. Looting, and robbery
became an order of day. This kind of non-response is not expected from the so-called
‘people first government’, said PPA secretary general Dr. Ashan Riddi in a release
Their (Govt’s) non-response itself explains the quantum of their mismanagement and
failures in all fronts, the party said adding ultimately, the common people have
to bear impact of their mismanagement and failure.
The PPA reiterated its earlier demands and also demanded that the ruling Congress
Government should issue ‘White Paper’ on Mines and Minerals and immediate devaluation
of powers to the Municipality Body to prove their sincerity and commitment towards
the people and peoples development.
If the ruling government fails to fulfill the demands of the PPA within 2013, PPA
shall start State wise democratic movement on expiry of this time period, the party
2 houses gutted
YINGKIONG, Dec 5: Two houses were gutted by fire at Gette village, 7 km away from
here at around 1 am today. The fire broke out from a small traditional house adjacent
to a semi SPT building of Tetem Jijong of the village working as junior Teacher at
Yingkiong. The cause of accident might be due to carelessness of old woman staying
lonely in the said small house from where the misfortune fire sparked off.
The DIPRO and John Modi CO rushed to the spot. The Deputy Commissioner L. Borang
instructed Modi and his team of assessment committee members to conduct assessment
of the properties lost immediately at the spot on the same day. The District Magistrate
accorded sanction of Rs. 3000 only to each of the two family victims of the fire
mishap as an immediate relief from the District Administration. DIPRO
In the news headlined ‘Buddha relics…’ which was carried in the November 5 issue
of this daily, it was erroneously mentioned that Chongkham town in Lohit district
is predominantly inhabited by Mahayana Buddhists. In fact, the residents of Chongkham,
as indeed the entire Lohit district, are mostly followers of Theravada Buddhism.
ITANAGAR, Dec 5: In yet another broad daylight robbery, armed miscreants looted Rs
28 lakh from Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank, Ganga branch today.
A group of three miscreants armed with small firearms and lethal weapons entered
the bank branch located at busy area near Ramakrishna Mission Hospital here around
9.45 am and looted the amount at gun point, Inspector General of Police (IGP, admin)
Arvind Deep said.
According to Sub-divisional police officer, Capital Complex, J Basar, two youths
entered the bank at around 9.45 am soon after the branch opened while another stood
When the cashier opened the cash chest, they looted the amount at gun point, Basar
Meanwhile, police launched massive manhunt after constituting a team, the IGP informed.
He was hopeful of cracking the case very soon as police have gathered several ‘clues.’
Earlier, in November 2012, armed miscreants looted Rs.4.5 lakh from the same bank
On December 1, 2012, the Axis Bank, Itanagar branch was looted of Rs 18 lakhs by
the bank's private security personnel when they went to deposit cash at the ATM.
Later Rs 11 lakh was recovered, police said.
In 2011, miscreants looted an amount of Rs 22 lakh from the Axis Bank ATM at Naharlagun
when the security agency was depositing the cash.
While expressing serious concern over rising incidence of bank robbery in capital
complex, All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organization has demanded immediate arrest of
all the culprits involved in the robbery.
Claiming breakdown in law and order in capital complex, the Organization has demanded
the higher authority concerned to deploy/provide adequate security personnel in all
The Peoples Party of Arunachal (PPA) City unit also expressed concern over repeated
looting of Banks in state Capital. The repeated looting of the same Arunachal Rural
Bank at Itanagar proves beyond doubt that the law enforcing authorities have succumbed
to the failing lawlessness in the State, the party said.
‘Rise collectively to take on the challenge of illicit drugs’
ITANAGAR, Dec 5: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma called
upon the society as a whole to rise collectively to take on the challenge of illicit
drugs. Emphasizing on regular and intensive awareness campaign in the region by the
civil society, NGOs, grass root and political leaders on drug abuse, Governor urged
upon the community and tribe leaders to take up the subject at community level.
Inaugurating a three-day conference on, ‘Illicit Drugs in the North East searching
for the truth and solution’ organized by Institute for Narcotics Studies and Analysis,
New Delhi funded by Government of India at Don Bosco Institute, Kharguli, Guwahati
today, Governor appealed to all to acknowledge the fact that, there is a problem
of illicit drugs in the north east. Once we accept the problem and its gravity, looking
for solutions is easier, he said.
Quoting Noble laureate and Bharat Ratna Nelson Mandela, who said that ‘Education
is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world’, Governor called
for further strengthening the education system and create awareness about drug abuses.
Drug education should be included as a core component of the health curriculum in
schools. Setting up of support groups for parents to teach them how best to educate
their children about the ill effects of substance abuse will ensure that younger
generations are free from this menace, he added.
Referring the case of some villages in Tirap District of Arunachal Pradesh, where
the farmers have abandoned the practice of opium cultivation and successfully cultivating
large cardamom in lieu of opium cultivation, Governor said that the preventive aspect
of opium life cycle is not complete, unless the opium cultivating farmers, who are
willing to abandon this practice of opium cultivation, are provided with some alternative
cash crops like large cardamom cultivation, Horticulture crops etc. He emphasized
that such initiatives need to be encouraged to be sustained. Governor suggested for
coordinate and synchronized effort of concerned agencies, including Central Bureau
of Narcotics and Police in eradication process, while understanding the life cycle,
geo-climatic, socioeconomic realities of the region.
Governor strongly recommended for a single agency with representatives of Narcotic
Control Bureau, Ministries and departments of Rural Development, Agriculture, Social
Justice & Welfare and Health which should device a comprehensive policy for dealing
with this problem of opium/illicit drugs in Northeast region.
Governor said that while the preventive action is undertaken by CBN and Police,
the rehabilitation and counseling services are a major lacuna in NE region. Therefore,
there is strong case for establishment of rehabilitation-cum-counseling sessions
for drug addiction to be established in NE region. It is a priority area and Central
& State Governments will do well to focus on it, allot adequate funds for such facilities
and also effectively monitor running of such centers and programmes.
Governor said that although historically, subcontinent India has been a traditional
consumer of opium and various cannabis derivatives but today the large scale availability
of synthetic and medicinal drugs and their abuse have added new dimensions it. Drug
abuse is a complex phenomenon, which has various social, cultural, biological, geographical,
historical, economic and psychological aspects. It has led to increase in the crime
rate. With most drug users being in the productive age group of 18-35 years, the
loss in terms of human potential is incalculable.
Governor pointed that the nexus between drug traffickers, organized criminal networks
and terrorists has created a force powerful enough to cause instability in the country.
India is wedged between the world’s two largest areas of illicit opium production,
the Golden Crescent and the Golden Triangle. This proximity has traditionally been
viewed as a source of vulnerability, since it has made India both a destination and
a transit route for opiates produced in these regions. Citing rampant use of drugs,
high numbers of HIV and AIDS cases, ethnic conflicts, poverty and unemployment which
have made the North East region a region of concern, he said, drugs trafficking,
being a trans-border criminal activity, gives new dimensions to the problem. Hence,
such disturbing phenomenon in frontier states will create dangerous situation in
terms of national security as well, he added.
Eminent personalities, policy makers, women and student groups, government officials
from Narcotics Control Bureau, Customs and administration, cultivators, grassroot
workers and victims of illicit cultivation are participating in the conference. PRO
Research publications evoke huge response in 33rd IITF
ITANAGAR, Dec 5: As part of Arunachal Pavilion in 33rd Indian International Trade
Fair (IITF), the Directorate of Research partook in the fortnight-long IITF at Pragati
Maidan, New Delhi that concluded on November 27 last with putting up a book exhibition
stall, getting a good response.
The Directorate sent a two-member team comprising Debotang Yupang, ARO in-charge
and Hage Tai to put the Research publications on view.
During the IITF, a good number of visitors visited Arunachal Pradesh pavilion and
the 'Research publication' stall wherein as many as 173 volumes were displayed.
The in-charge of 'Research' stall, Yupang informed that as many as 300 books were
sold with the publication on Tawang Monastery, Myths of NEFA and Archaeological Heritage
of AP getting high in demand. While talking to this daily, Dr Tage Tada, Director
of Research said, "Arunachal Pradesh is overlooked by the regional and national media
due to lack of proper exposure and information on the people. With participating
in such fair and book fairs we intend to disseminate information on land, people,
culture and heritage through documented publications to greater masses in global
Battle 2014: The Countdown Begins
A small write-up terming Arunachal Pradesh, headed by its chief political executive,
Nabam Tuki as a ‘failed state’, has generated huge public debate. The article in
question received hundreds of likes in Facebook with almost equal numbers of comments,
mostly in support of Kiren Rijiju, who crafted the piece. It assumes political connotation
Inspite of strong rebuttal by the political secretary to the chief minister, Kiren
had his way by achieving his intended publicity. My reading as an analyst is that
Kiren’s article was intentional. His target is not basically against the state government,
but he probably had in mind youths of the state, who are not happy with the present
Stapled visa issue has contributed immensely to the dress rehearsal for the ‘battle
of ballot’ 2014. It began with a view expressed by MP Takam Sanjoy against the practice
of stapled visa being issued by the Peoples Republic of China. Sanjoy said and I
quote, “... whichever visa is used for other states in the country, the same visas
should be used for Arunachal Pradesh, as we are a part of India. No need for India
to accept stapled visas.”
Kiren Rijiju, who was defeated by Sanjoy by a small margin of little more than 1000
votes in 2009 elections, joins the debate and his position was Sanjoy’s polar-opposite.
Kiren’s position, if I could read properly, is: why should the people of Arunachal
Pradesh suffer because of diplomatic or political misunderstanding between India
As I am given to understand, both the leaders did make politically incorrect statements,
which seem contrary to foreign policy objectives of two of the national political
parties- Congress and BJP. Kiren seems to be espousing a cause of the Congress, whereas
Sanjoy is in tune with the BJP’s hard-line attitude towards Chinese policies.
These positions and counter positions would make even a layman to understand and
perceive that the western parliamentary constituency assumes more significance politically
or otherwise. The 2009 election was no different.
The eastern parliamentary constituency, in all likelihood, will see a repeat of the
last parliamentary election in terms of its contestants. It is also likely that more
‘political colours’ are likely to be added in the run upto the 2014 election. Already
fingers have been pointed at one of the contestants for hobnobbing with the Naga
ultras with an aim to gain political mileage. It has, however, been rebutted strongly
terming such allegations as a handiwork of his political adversaries within his own
party (as told to me by one of my journalist friends). As Nirendra Dev of The Statesman
writes, “Today the ‘Naga factor’ is a much influential force” in the state, we expect
that such non-political forces would not only influence the electoral result but
also determine the political future of many political leaders. It is speculated that
Sotai Kri, who himself has declared himself as a BJP contestant in the social media,
is being propped because of intra-party rivalries. When asked about the possibility
of Kiren Rijiju’s re-joining the party (BJP), Tapir Gao remarked in the Facebook:
“BJP is not a pan shop, where anybody can come and go”.
Ninong Ering may have an edge over his opponents because of two politically significant
reasons. Firstly, being an MP of the ruling party both in New Delhi and Itanagar,
and secondly, as a minister in the federal government. However, his party’s MSDP
scheme may invite more criticisms and questions than intended ‘development’ of the
minority communities. It is seen more as a divisive instrument which might induce
indigenous believers to embrace religious faith other than their own.
There can be no second thought on Kiren Rijiju’s victory if one goes by the discussions
in social media. But, unfortunately, politics is not just about perception. He may
still be hailed as the true representative of otherwise neglected frontier state;
many have not forgotten his act of changing political colour. “Would Kiren have left
Congress”, an activist questioned, “Had Dorjee Khandu been alive today”? I found
it to be extremely bizarre with his explanation that he did not join the Congress
party formally. If I were Kiren Rijiju, I would have sought sincere apology from
the people of Arunachal Pradesh with a promise not to repeat the same in future.
A good news for Kiren Rijiju is that his potential principal opponent, Takam Sanjoy,
receives extremely poor (mostly negative) responses from the Facebook/Twitter users.
Very often my six-year old boy mistakes Takam Sanjoy for Nabam Tuki, the chief minister.
My son cannot be faulted as both of them are together almost in all social and political
functions in the state. Sanjoy’s ‘busy schedule’ within the state generates strong
resentments particularly amongst the youths. People of the state expect him to be
active inside the parliament, as a true representative, like his predecessor.
Students Union Movement of Arunachal (SUMA) has, on more than one occasion, questioned
the rationality of his ‘appointment’ as the chairman of Joint High Power Committee
pertaining to issue of PRC to non-APSTs. Different angles have been attached to his
eagerness to pursue the cause of non-indigenous people in the state.
Rejuvenated PPA may put up candidates either to make its presence felt politically
or to disturb the winning chances of some of the potential winners. Likes of Gumjum
Haider, Gabriel D. Wangsu, Naksang Tsering and S. Ngemu are doing the rounds in the
streets of Bombdila or Vijoynagar. Allegation has been labeled against atleast one
of the possible candidates for having been ‘planted’ by the ruling party to contain
the rising popularity of Kiren Rijiju.
Most likely 2014 parliamentary elections may see triangular contest in terms of political
parties. However, some more names, not directly connected to political parties, are
propping up here and there. “I am in”, said Taku Taba, who unsuccessfully contested
2009 elections. Jalley Sonam, a labour leader is said to be looking for an appropriate
avenue to enter the fray as one of the candidates.
An established tradition has been that pro-incumbency factor comes to play decisive
role in both parliamentary and assembly elections. As such, ruling party candidates
always have edge over their opponents because of their accessibility to state’s machineries.
BJP candidates may rise over the popularity of Narendra Modi but this time they lacked
ready-made issue which will provide instant fuel in the process of electioneering.
In the last election opposition candidates took full advantage of CoSAAP–Government
standoff over the issue of implementation of 6th pay commission.
While it is not possible to accurately locate the nature and extent of the contests,
we should not be surprised to see more names coming up in the days to come. Tough
fight is expected in the western parliamentary constituency with winning percentage
very close to 2009 elections. Political leadership in New Delhi, anticipating such
close fights, may announce names totally different from popular perception. Pictures
of Jarjum Ete, Bamang Tago, or even Pema Khandu have started rotating before my closed
eyes. (Dr. Bath can be contacted at email@example.com)
Arunachalee directors/producers take part in Film Producers’ lab at Goa
ITANAGAR, Dec 5: On the sideline of the 44th International Film Festival 2013, the
first ever Film Producers’ Lab was organized in Goa from Nov 20 to 24 by National
Film Development, India. The main objective of this Producers’ Lab is to provide
latest information of technology development for film making in the World to participants.
As much as 26 participants from various parts of India and abroad including four
participants from Arunachal Pradesh namely, Taro Chatung, T.G. Tara, Tsangpa Norbu
and Subu Gambo - all are film producer and director- took part in it.
It was a five days workshop with approximately 23 exclusive sessions wherein as much
25 resource persons from India and abroad had delivered lectures supplemented by
power point presentations on film production and marketing strategies both in National
and International level.
Prominent personalities like Marten Rabarts, New Zealand and Bianca Taal, Programmer
and Cinemart Selection Committee, International Film Festival, Rotterdum had delivered
lectures in 2nd session of the day one on International Co-Productions ranging from
art house to blockbusters films. The most memorable moment was the session the Arunachalee
director/producers had with Thierry Fremaux, Director Cannes Film Festival who shared
his experiences and elaborated important content. Most of the speakers were from
abroad. Each one has projected their presentations with different unique ways. Resource
persons from Bollywood had demonstrated actual ways of film making and marketing
strategies in India and abroad. Some of them had apparently elaborated the existing
transition period of analog to digitalization of films in the World and how to equip
with it. The GM, NFDC also had presented a presentation on resources and performances
of NFDC in last session of the last day.
This five days Producers’ Lab had supervised by Marten Rabarts, Senior Consultant,
Training & Development of NFDC, Shivani Saran, in house Supervising Producer of NFDC
and Vindhya Malik an official of NFDC. It was wrapped up with feed back from each
Roing Kendriya Vidyalaya celebrates Annual Day
ROING, Dec 5: Attending the Annual Day Function of the Kendriya Vidyalaya, Roing
as the chief guest, Deputy Commissioner, Shiv Kumar, has lauded the academic performance
of the school which was 100% in previous CBSE Exam. Sharing his personal attachment
with Kendriya Vidyalaya, he said that he has close affinity with the school as he
once served as a teacher in Kendriya Vidyala before qualifying the Indian Administrative
Service. He said the Kendriya Vidyalayas are one of the based organized schools in
the country and it has the capacity to produce quality students which can compete
in any examinations. He was pleased to inform that the long felt need of the land
for setting up school infrastructure was solved and finally land has been allotted
to the school. He further expressed hope that the necessary fund would be provided
by the Central Govt. in the next financial year for infrastructure development of
the school. He also hoped that the school would bring more good results in years
to come too.
Sandeep Kr Singh, IAS, Assistant Commissioner who is also a product of Kendriya Vidyalaya
attending the function as an special invitee said that there is no substitute for
hard workrs. He appealed both teachers and students to work hard and make sincere
efforts to maintain the good reputation of the school.
Principal of the school, Avijit Panda highlighting the Annual Report said that he
was glad and fortunate enough to celebrate this year’s Annual Day Function amidst
the presence of two IAS Officers who had closed affinity with the school. He informed
that the school has achieved 100% passed percentage in all classes including Class
x CBSE Board exam during the session 2012-13. He also highlighted various achievements
of the student of the schools in both National and Regional Level Literary Competition
and in Games & Sports Events.
On the occasion, school children presented multi-colour cultural programme like Chattisgarh
Folk Dance, Bengali Dance, Bihu Dance, Punjabi, Garba, Idu, Adi, Nepali, Classical
Dances and Skit Show etc showcasing diverse cultures of the nation. Prizes and Certificates
of various games and sports events, literary competition and meritorious students
of the school were also gave away by the Chief Guest. DIPRO
Exhibition cum demonstration on consumer products held
PASIGHAT, Dec 5: The Department of Legal Metrology & CA, East Siang District conducted
a day-long exhibition cum demonstration on various consumer products in the auditorium
of Govt. H. S. School, Sille on December 4 last.
Attending the inaugural function as the chief guest, Aying Perme, Circle Officer
Sille-Oyan suggested people of the area to take benefit from the exhibition so as
to protect themselves from the unscrupulous traders and to become a responsible consumer.
Citing example of an incident on which he witnessed personally, he said that a boy
got his motorcycle refueled at a pump but the bike could not be restarted again after
filling petrol. Later it was learnt that petrol was adulterated, he added and suggested
people to remain alert whenever buying day to day requirements.
While appreciating department of legal metrology and CA for conducting the campaign,
he requested departmental officers for organizing similar campaign in neighbouring
places in near future.
T. Doruk, Principal, Govt. H. S. School, Sille while attending the function as the
special invitee suggested people particularly student community to derive maximum
benefit from the exhibition cum demonstration on consumer products.
He also desired that the students after learning from this exhibition disseminate
the knowledge to their parents, friend and neighbour so that everybody starts making
right choice in selection of consumable products. He also cautioned people not to
get deceived from today onward while dealing any commercial transaction.
Earlier, K. P. Tago, Assistant Controller, department of Legal Metrology and Consumer
affairs, East Siang District has briefed on the objectives of the campaign. Expressing
dissatisfaction on the level of people’s awareness as the consumer in Arunachal Pradesh,
he said that though the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 was implemented in the State
in 1987 only 53 cases of consumer grievances are registered in East Siang district
Consumer Court (District Forum) which is very low as compared to other State.
He suggested people to learn tips from the exhibition and use the knowledge practically
while shopping daily requirements.
R. C. Tomar, Sr. teacher also spoke in the occasion.
The function in the beginning started with an opening song composed on ‘Jago Grahak
Jago’ by B. K. Pandit, Music teacher, Govt. H. S. School, Sille.
The visitors as well as the demonstrators were monitored by B. M. Sha, NCC Officer.
Liyak Society demands earlyconstruction of Bameng to Lada road
ITANAGAR, Dec 5: The Liyak Society has urged the state Govt to take immediate steps
for early construction of road from Bameng to Lada under East Kameng district. The
proposal for construction of this important road has been kept pending since many
years thereby depriving the local inhabitants from their basic necessities, the Society
In a memorandum submitted to the Chief Secretary and PWD Western Zone Chief Engineer
and other dignitaries on December 4, the Liyak Society headed by its chairman Dobing
Liyak Sonam demanded that the long awaited project for construction of Road from
Bameng to Lada shall be immediately initiated by floating tenders with 15 days from
the day of submission of memorandum. Otherwise, Society threatened to adopt democratic
means in favour of its demands.
Expressing dismay over underdevelopment prevailing in the Bameng and Lada circle
of East Kameng, the Society said the circles are still deprived of all kind of minimum
modern amenities. The ration items in Lada circle are still air dropped and thus
the local inhabitants have to rely on the weather condition for rations. Saying that
the Central Govt has been pumping in huge fund to state Govt for rural road connectivity,
the Society wonders why steps are not taken for construction of road from Bameng
to Lada till date.
The Society further claimed that state Govt had sanctioned the Bameng to Lada road
project under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) under phase – X during
this financial year and accordingly the tenders were to be invited. However, due
to some anonymous complaint or objection by some non-existent resident of Seppa the
entire dream road project has been stalled.
“If there was a need of inquiry or comments whatsoever that should have been done
with utmost priority considering the long awaited dream of having road connectivity
from Bameng to Lada. But it seems that the top bosses of the State are only communicating
each other while grossly ignoring the apathy of the local inhabitants of Bameng and
Lada,” the memorandum said. On the pretext of inquiry or anything the construction
of Bameng to Lada road under PMGSY phase-X should not be delayed any further, the
Society emphatically said.
Claiming that “till date much time has elapsed in the pretext of enquiry and the
complainant did not turn up to authenticate his whatsoever complaint”, the Society
State Govt should immediately initiate the tender process for the construction of
Road from Bameng to Lada irrespective of any complaint or inquiry.
Seppa Police raids computer shop, seizes laptop
SEPPA, Dec 5: With rise in cyber crime and use of computer gadgets for the purpose,
Seppa Police today raided a computer shop of one Lobsang Tamang alias Chemsey, 27,
at type-IV colony, Seppa and seized one Laptop and a hard disk.
Basing on a complaint the accused loads explicit adult movies on request of customers
at prescribed rates on their mobile especially to school going children of minor
age. The accused also scans the election ID cards / birth certificates of valid persons
and the original numbers of the cards is erased by using a photo shop application
and morphs the photo of dubious person.
After receiving of complaint Dy. SP Bomto Kamdak along with Officer In-charge Inspector
O. Gao conducted raid in the morning hours yesterday and seized one laptop and hard
disk from the accused shop and booked the accused under appropriate IPC & IT Act.
Case is under investigation to retrieve sufficient evidence from the seized computers.
Apang Tamut, Superintendent of Police, Seppa added “With children exposed to inappropriate
graphics, their mind set degrades and eventually there is undesirable behavioral
changes. As a result they tend to see person of the opposite sex as an object.”
He appealed to general public and parents in particular to keep close watch on their
children and arrange time to time counseling to help them deal with their adolescent
APP to participate in All India Police Boxing C'ship
APP boxing team with IGP (admn) Arvind Deep and AOA Jt. Secy L Marik
ITANAGAR, Dec 05: Arunachal Pradesh Police (APP) will participate in the 62nd All
India Police Boxing Championship to be held in Ranchi, Jharkhand from December 9
The six-member boxing team, including an official, will be leaving here for Jharkhand
Boxing apart, the championship will have four other disciplines — wrestling, judo,
weightlifting and gymnastics.
Meanwhile, IGP (admin) Arvind Deep has wished good luck to the participating team
and hoped the pugilists will bring laurel to the state police by winning medal in
Arunachal Olympic Association (AOA) joint secretary L. Marik also extended best wishes
to the team.
The team: Dari Laknia, Millo Khokhung, Millo Tari, Yomrin Kongkang, Lobsang Tashi.
Sijen Thakho is the manager and coach of the team.