This is apropos to the letter "Allegation which has no substance" by Executive Engineer
PWD Boleng published on Dec 8.
The content was prepared for the sake of replying which is hollow without any proof
and a stand. The reply was unspecific written under political pressure. With a sense
of goodwill towards the officer, I have this to say that a Govt official of your
stature should not interfere in such scam. Everybody was shocked with the truth but
you alone have dared to respond terming it as baseless but without having an appropriate
answer with proof. For your kind information all the departments under Pangin ¬Boleng
is trodden with the RTI and I have the proofs with me which will be disseminated
to the public of the area with a copy produce to you for a lucid understanding about
the fact of the ground realities.
However, I don't deny your paper task performance but where is it the works you claimed
to have done? Please show us the reality not the paper. Through your hollow clarification,
do you mean that the RTI furnished information is wrong?
You may speak and write volumes but everything is visible and the public knows everything.
Did the finished works vanish in the thin air, overnight? Had your created infrastructure
evaporated or melted within a week? If indeed the works were done then the result
was so fragile and disappeared like the horn of the donkey.
Does not the Pasighat-Pangin road sing the poem of its state? You may be traveling
by Pawan Hans to Pasighat otherwise you would be awakened by the bumpy ride. The
reality is exposed to the public and the executing department is only a red-fish
in the aquarium bowl. The public sees and knows everything. The hollow clarification
without a substance can't fabricate anything now. Please don't build castle in the
A revolution needed
When a state attains above 90% literacy rate like that of Kerala and Mizoram, it
becomes nation’s pride. I think this is not an impossible task, even our state can
achieve if Govt. implement strict rules and regulations. The days are gone when parents
refused to enroll their children in school. Every parent is trying their best possible
way to educate their children. However most of them are hailing from below poverty
line and so have to go for government school where unfortunately poor administration
is found. Children are our future generation and so nations cannot be developed unless
proper education system is provided to them.
Then the question arise who will guide them and how? It is none other than the teacher.
Hence recruitment of teacher should be conducted through free & fair, strictly done
on merit basis with no politics involved.
However information has been obtained that more than 50 waitlisted candidates (both
JT & AT/A) have been recruited. I am happy for those who have been appointed and
hope they will serve the state at their utmost to bring changes in education system.
But I am not happy through the way they were recruited.
That could have been done in better way like keeping limited waiting list with 10-12
candidates and rest of the posts should have been either advertised or given to those
working with SSA.
Secondly, last two months back Education minister endorsed the regularization of
first batch of SSA teacher.
I would like to draw kind attention of the Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh and department
of education in particular to regularize remaining SSA teachers. I also appeal the
people of Arunachal to contribute every possible way to promote education to bring
revolution in education system in the state.
Worthy of social impeachment
This is apropos to the letter by James Gao "They took away my hard earned money",
published on 11th Dec. It is really an exhibition of great shamelessness on part
of those uniformed people. It’s for the second time I am hearing about this kind
of cheap police atrocity in Pasighat. Appeals after appeal are made to the authorities
for abolishment of illegal harassments like this one. But do they really think of
acting upon it or they just read and forget? Are these pleas just another piece of
“Letter to the Editor"!!
Well, in my opinion these kind of cases don't only deserve to be stopped but also
are worthy of social impeachment at the highest. It’s one of the lowest act and we
as proud citizen of our state would never want our law keepers to stoop so low.
On the other hand, I would like to appreciate this young man for his courage to speak
up. He is just a high school graduate but had shown enough maturity by writing and
letting the people know about his misadventure.
I would encourage all my fellow citizens with all my heart to stand up and raise
voices together for any kind of exploitations to the society and the public. Lastly
I would also love to congratulate all those who have cleared APPSCE'10. I, on behalf
of all the people of Arunachal Pradesh request them to stick to their duties and
never soil the image and responsibility they've been trusted with.
Hage Mala, (on email)
All for Pasighat centennial celebration
Being a resident of one of the oldest towns of Arunachal Pradesh-Pasighat it really
hurts when I read the caption "Pasighat Reeling Under Darkness".
When we have already started something with a motive, with all our enthusiasm for
a good goal: problems have to come and it makes the motive more challenging, letting
us to prepare more. So we shouldn’t bring shame to our hometown and to the State
when we have a very dynamic leader capable of organising this carnival. Tomorrow
when the day comes with VIPs and tourists for the carnival in our hometown let them
take back the golden memories. Therefore instead of shifting blames from one table
to another it is our social and voluntary duty to participate and cooperate for the
grand success of the centenary celebration. Let us contribute and work united for
our hometown and makes our dwelling abode famous in the international scenario and
also makes a place in every guest’s heart. This will be our contribution to the centennial
celebration which comes once in one’s lifetime. So we all should voluntarily, united
and as a social duty tackle the present problems coming in the way of her centenary
to leave a beautiful history to cherish forever.
Modern East India company!
British merchants first came to India as trader in 1601 AD, later they formed East
India company and built factory at Surat. The factory site was first piece of land
owned by Englishmen in India. In the course of time they built factories in Madras,
Bombay and Kolkata etc, thus the India became economic colony of the British resulting
in drainage of India’s resources to their home land.
Today, if we allow Jaypee Company to construct mega dams in Adi belt, there is every
possibility for the company to become owner of our ancestral properties (land) like
that of English merchants. Today the Company is asking for land only to set in their
foot, but what is the guarantee that they will not ask for more land to make their
position strong in the tribal land in future.
Therefore, I request all the likely-to-be affected people of dam to fight together
against the construction of mega dams in our Adi belt.
It did not fall from the sky
This is in response to the letter by one Karunath Pazing “SPA stands for special
private account” which appeared in Dec 3 edition of this daily.
Under SPA 2006-07, the work for Improvement of Health Center at Pangin for Rs. 36
lakh not Rs 40 lakh under Rural Work Sub- Division, Pangin has been executed and
completed to the fullest satisfaction of department concerned.
The boundary wall/chain link fencing, Type-IV Qtr. for doctor, X-Ray room and bachelor
barrack-1 unit have been constructed under SPA and the doctors of CHC Pangin are
the eye witness of the construction works.
Do these structures exist by themselves or have they fallen from the sky?
Therefore, the allegation made by Karunath Pazing, Boleng was purely baseless and
Er. T. Taboh
Why so many of it?
Apropos to letter by one Mr. Gangkak in which he says Dams cause environmental degradation
but it can be checked.
No doubt degradations could be checked upto some limit in theory but what about in
practice, what about the ecological balance and the future impact. And the most important
and the million dollar question- why and why so many dams in Arunachal, and that
also, simultaneously? Can anyone answer this?
Techi Tolum (on email)
Example is better than precept
The recent successful results in APCS exam by the candidates from Adi, Galo and Apatani
communities are not only due to sincerity and hard work of the candidates but also
due to the support and guidance provided by the top brass of their respective community.
I do appreciate the Adi, Galo and Apatani societies for arranging free coaching
program for the APCS aspirants.
Taking inspiration from other communities, I would like to request all the public
leaders, elected leaders, officials and intellectuals of Mechuka sub-division please
learn something from other communities and help the civil service aspirants from
this region. Learning something good is not bad, else it may be too late when we
finally come to our sense.
The twin problems of Aalo
I would like to draw attention to the problems facing the citizens of Aalo town due
to poor electricity supply and long queues at the SBI ATM counter.
Aalo is a one of the oldest and most populous district headquarters in Arunachal
Pradesh, but the present condition is more pathetic than earlier.
It’s been more than a week there is no electricity supply at Aalo town and no alternative
provision have been made.
The overcrowded and a very long queue at the premises of SBI is a very common scenario
So, I on behalf of aggrieved citizen of Aalo town appeal to the concerned authority
to look into the problem as soon as possible.
Arthur Ete (on email)
The position of Dari to Chambang RIDF Road
This is in response to an allegation made by rormer MLA Balo Raja of 18-Palin ST
Assembly Constituency, pertaining to nonpayment of Contractor's pending liabilities
against the Construction of Dari to Chambang RIDF road.
Construction of Dari to Chambang RIDF Road 43Km has been sanctioned for probable
estimate cost of Rs 34.50 Crores under RIDF by the Govt of India and Rs 6.55 crore
under SPA/PM Package 2007-08 and 2008-09 respectively, amounting to total of Rs 41.05
Rs 39.05 Corer has been expended during former MLA's time and while Rs 2 corer has
remained to be executed on construction of remaining parts of road works.
To know the ground reality of work progress, I and all Head of department had inspected
the road during the month of December, 2009 last. During this time, I found that
despite huge expenditure, the construction of Dari to Chambang RIDF road executed
by PWD department and guided by former leader was incomplete and un-satisfactory
as per the guideline of DPR.
As per reports submitted by EE PWD Tali Division, pertaining to the scope of work
under action Plan, 2009, following work has to be completed with Rs 2 Cr, accordingly
works order have been issued in needs basis.
RCC Slap Culvert 1.00 Mtrs Span 10 completed out of 150, RCC Slap Culvert 2 Mtrs
span 22 completed out of 35, RCC Slap Culvert 6.00 Mtrs Span 5 completed out of 10,
R&B Wall 481 Mtrs completed out of 2000 Mtrs, Side Drain 35 km completed out of 43
Kms, Pavement 22.50 km completed out of 43Kms. C/o 40(12.20 Span Pate Bridge) for
Rs 45.80 lac to be done, 70(21.30 Span Torung Bridge) for Rs 70 lac to be done, realignment
of around 10 Km at many points etc to be done.
In addition, I would like to specially mention that during the month of September
& October, 2010 last, the several Kms of Dari to Chambang road have been destroyed
and many Slap Culverts, R& B walls have also been damaged due to natural fury.
Keeping in View the important of Dari to Chambang road and to reopen the road for
benefits of people of Chambang and Gangte Circle, I engaged my men and machine at
road for the last two month and Road Clearance work is under progress in full swing
while available fund provision is nil.
I also discussed with the Chief Minister regarding the present road condition and
its importance as well as allocation of fund for completion of road. Accordingly
he has assured me to look into the matter.
Earlier, during the 3rd march Assembly session, I had also raised the question about
the C/O Dari to Chambang RIDF road in floor of the house informing the house about
the incompletion, over expenditure and un-satisfactory construction works.
I would like to clarify that huge amounts of liabilities against Dari To Chambang
RIDF road has been credited but sanctioned amount has been almost completed prior
to my election as an MLA.
The contractor's pending liabilities against particulars road is around Rs 5 to 7
cr. On the other hand, fund against the road is nil.
Former MLA’s statement about selective payment is a false. I would like to question
the former MLA why he could not make payments during his time when huge amount of
fund was released? Reports of destroying Dari to Chambang road and bridges by the
groups of miscreant is unfortunate. Those people who destroyed the common development
project for their personal agenda are anti social and uncivilized. I appeal them
not to resort to such violence.
Takam Pario, MLA
18-Palin ST assembly Constituency
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Irked citizens demand uninterrupted power supply in Pasighat, form action committee
PASIGHAT, Dec 12: Annoyed by the power cut for the last one week, the panchayat
leaders headed by Bogong ZPM demanded immediate restoration of power supply in Pasighat
town and nearby areas.
In an emergency meeting held with the SE and AE power (Electrical) and AE Hydropower
(civil) at Siang guest house here yesterday, the ZPM Okom Yosung, Bogong Anchal chairperson,
ASMs, GPMs, senior local leaders and representatives of All Bogong Students Union
adopted resolutions demanding direct electricity supply connection from Rina hydel
to Pasighat power house for proper distribution of power and replacement of all the
defunct turbines of Yembung Hydel to improve present power situation.
The meeting after threadbare discussion unanimously resolved that the power generating
capacity of Sille Hydel has to be improved immediately and department concerned should
get power connection from nearby Jonai (Assam) to provide uninterrupted power supply
to the consumers.
Meanwhile, seven members Action Committee (AC) was constituted under the leadership
of ZPM Okom Yosung on the day.
The committee decided to take up the issue seriously with the hydropower development
(Civil) and mechanical (Power) authorities immediately and press for complete renovation
and replacements of turbines of Yembung hydel at the earliest possible.
APLS hosts 18th literary sitting
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: The 18th monthly literary sitting of Arunachal Pradesh Literary
Society (APLS) today started on a distinctive note with the members of the house
observing one minute’s silence in honour of APLS member (late) Tage Diibo, an indigenous
faith leader, an artiste and a prolific writer, who passed away at a city hospital
on Nov 19 after a brief illness.
Held at the conference hall of JN State Museum here under the chairmanship of APLS
president and a popular literary figure, Y D Thongchi, the literary sitting, which
has been a source of inspiration and education to the budding talents, witnessed
several writers - old and young alike - throwing light on their respective literary
creations. Jamuna Bini recited her self-composed poem titled ‘Saat Samundar Paar
Se’, R N Koley (Assistant Director, Research) narrated his own creation, a poem,
titled ‘Hemanta Aashchhey’ (Autumn is Coming), while Dr Pekba Ringu, the passionate
story writer, read out his article – ‘The Heavenly Temple of Sagalee’.
Ajanta, an eminent Assamese poetess, presented ‘Aakou Aahibo Lagibo’ – the translated
version of the Bengali poem, ‘Aabar Aashte Hobe’, which was composed by Ramendra
The Society earlier congratulated its members – Pradeep Kumar and Jamuna Bini – for
their recent accomplishment on their chosen areas of activities. While Kumar, a senior
journo, accompanied President Pratibha Devisingh Patil and her entourage during her
two-nation tour to UAE and Syria recently, Bini, associate professor of Hindi, RGU
represented Arunachal at the eight-day Neo Hindi Writers’ Workshop held at Vishakhapatnam
in Andhra Pradesh that concluded on Dec 1 last.
Earlier, the Director of Research, Tage Tada recollected the life and contributions
of late Diibo to the socio-cultural arena of the state.
The literary sitting was also attended among others by Tokong Pertin, the Director
of Trade & Commerce.
Tawang gets state of art heliport
TAWANG, Dec 12: Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu today inaugurated the Ugyen Heliport.
The Heliport has been named after the founder of Tawang Monastery.
The Heliport is equipped with modern technologies and its infrastructure and building
is one of its kinds in the entire Arunachal Pradesh.
Addressing the gathering in the inaugural function, the chief minister called upon
the civil aviation officials and staff to be sincere in their respective duties and
strictly maintain the guidelines of the security checking procedure without any discrimination
Local MLA Tsewang Dondup, DC Gamli Padu, SP S.N Mosobi, Public leaders and public
attended the inauguration function. DIPRO
Bombers defeat Rifles; Highlanders crush Warrior
SEPPA, Dec 12: Pachuk Bomber defeated Waching Rifles (WR) by 20 runs in the Late
Yaja Waii Memorial T20 Championship 2010-11 played at Seppa playground today. Electing
to bat first after winning the toss, Pachuk Bomber made 136 with the help of Sohail
Hussain’s unbeaten 29 runs off 17 balls and Sangey Lingfa, who hit two consecutive
sixes in the last two balls.
In reply Waching Rifles were bowled out for 116 runs in 18.3 overs.
WR lost their first wicket in the form of Uttam Kumar when team’s score was 35. He
was bowled out by Toko Robin. Thereafter, three more wickets fell in quick succession
within 50 runs. Ajub Raj Borah’s 33 from 12 balls and Himan Rai’s 26 from 34 ball
were not enough to take the team past the target of 167 as damage was already done.
Earlier in the morning, Pacha Highlander thrashed Kiyan Ninjas by 88 runs in a rain
interrupted match. Chasing a daunting target of 167 runs to win Kiyan Ninjas were
bundled out for a paltry 79 runs in 17.5 over.
Awareness camp on health and hygiene conducted
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: Adi Baane Kebang, Papum Pare District Unit Women wing organized
an awareness camp on mothers’ and children’s health and hygiene, house keeping and
other socio-economic issues at Arunachal Pradesh Vikash Parishad, Conference hall
ABK President Ajin Apang, ABK Papum Pare District Unit Secretary Feroz Modi, Vice
President Nima Tondrong, Secretary General Tani Jonkey attended the inaugural function
and advised the district unit women wing to work dedicatedly for upliftment of women
folk in the society.
In the technical session, Child Specialist Dr. Dimong Padung, Gynecologist Dr. Bombay
Tayeng, Dr Kirong Darin highlighted about the mother and child health care. They
also highlighted the importance of breast feeding, mother and child health check
up, family planning, need of vitamins, diets and physical exercise.
Further, Padung distributed an informative book “Village health care handbook” to
the entire participants.
While, VKV School, Principal Subhash Chandra Dixit delivered speech on discipline
and family tradition Later, the district women wing led by its President Yamek Taggu,
General Secretary Opung Dai and Joint Secretary Yapung Yorung highlighted on the
resolutions adopted in the last ABK Ane wing meeting, regarding Census, children
education, marriage related matters, transfer of property to daughter, widow and
old age person’s caretaker, child adaptation, traditional costumes and ornament rates
and other socio-eco matter before the gathering for further discussion.
The unit further appealed the ABK parent wing to look into the shortage of subject
teachers in various schools of Adi belt, appointment of Adi language teachers, carry
out education awareness campaign etc.
State level Subroto Cup from Dec 16
GHSS Ziro to represent Lower Subansiri
SEPPA, Dec 12: The U-17 State Level Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football Tournament will
be held at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun from December 16 to 22. The tournament
would be participated by winners of district level competitions from all the 16 districts,
according to a release issued by Directorate of School Education.
Meanwhile, Government Higher Secondary School, Ziro have qualified to represent Lower
Subansiri district in the State Level Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football Tournament by
defeating Hija GHSS in the final of the district level tournament today. The match
winner came from Tage Kano in 58th minute.
It may be mentioned here that, GHSS, Ziro, represented Arunachal Pradesh in this
year’s National level Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football Tournament which was held at
New Delhi last month.
MABC oppose public hearing
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: Mebo Area Bachao Committee has demanded cancellation of the public
hearing at Geying, Pangin and Allo on Dec 20, 21 and 22 for non-inclusion of many
important villages in the Downstream Impact Assessment Report, October’2010, circulated
by Jaypee Arunachal Power Limited.
In the numerous lists of downstream affected villages, important villages like Kongkul,
Namsing, Gadum, Mher and Anpum are not included. Although villages like Ngopok, Seram
and Borguli are included, highly populated and most vulnerable villages have been
found not in the list of Downstream Affected Villages.
The non-inclusion of the villages has to be taken very seriously and the committee
reprimands the Jaypee Arunachal Power Limited of dire consequences for their ill
motives. The committee questioned the integrity of the Jaypee Arunachal Power Limited
and also demanded explanation from concern officials of Government of Arunachal Pradesh
for not detecting the gross mistakes in the circulated Downstream Impact Assessment
It further said that “ Missing inhabiting this low laying areas of Siang Valley
are one of the most important sub-tribes of the Adis. Any attempt to segregate them
from the Adis would lead to a night mare for whole of Arunachal Pradesh”.
Road safety campaign reach IGJHSS
PASIGHAT, Dec 12: As a part of part ongoing traffic awareness campaign in schools,
the state Home Minister Tako Dabi visited IGJ Govt HS School, Pasighat today. He
had took part in a special school awareness campaign on road safety at Telam Hr.
Secondary school on Dec 10.
While emphasizing on spreading of traffic awareness in East Siang district, Dabi
told the students that it was a targeted and pre-Centenary Celebration police effort
within the framework of the back-to-school campaign.
The minister Dabi praised the SP Pasighat Alok Kumar and his team of officers for
organizing the campaign in schools in order to achieve the objectives on traffic
awareness. The minister also applauded the teaching community for their collective
efforts and advised to have sense of responsibilities in making their students worthy
citizens sharing extra knowledge on various developments beside normal studies in
schools. Stating the present generation as future guardians of the state he urged
the students to be sincere, dedicated and hard working to achieve good academic result.
Earlier, the Deputy Commissioner Onit Panyang stressed on effective implementation
of traffic rules. Panyang cautioned that the violators of the traffic rules after
the awareness campaign will not be spared.
The SP Kumar said the improvement of driving skills is essential for road safety.
He emphasized on the improvement of traffic culture awareness in view of the increasing
traffic movement in the district.
A Tamut SP (Traffic), Itanagar and Motor Vehicle Inspector AK Wangsaham, Pasighat
presented various traffic related issues. DIPRO
Upkeep of moral values stressed for progress of society
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: A one-day workshop on Life Skill Development and Career based counseling
class was organized here today for the students of Arunachal Pradesh by the Kerala
Kala Samskarika Vedi (KKSV).
The director, Higher & Technical Education, Dr Joram Begi, in his inspiring address
to the students exhorted for upkeep of social and moral values for progress of the
society as a whole.
Voicing the need for preservation and protection of the indigenous culture by every
tribal community, Dr Begi urged that the students must take pride in one’s own culture
as it would help them develop one’s character and personality by adopting the values
such as righteousness and boldness for overall progress of the society.
While stressing that right thought and action was beneficial for promoting right
habits and thinking, Begi quoted the former President of India, Dr A P J Abdul Kalam,
who constantly advised the youths to dream in order to translate one’s ideas into
Referring to the state JEE exams counseling for Classes X and XII, Dr Begi informed
that the North Eastern Regional Institute of Science & Technology (NERIST), which
is providing engineering degrees in eleven disciplines is serving the students of
Arunachal Pradesh immensely besides the newly established National Institute of Technology
(NIT) at Yupia offering ninety seats to APST students.
Dipak Kumar, regional officer, NSS, ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, GOI, who
was the resource person, while presiding over the inaugural session, said that positive
outlook is necessary for personality development, adding that vocational education
has opened up scope for multifold employment opportunities.
He praised the NSS volunteers for their tremendous work in Arunachal Pradesh as well
as Tezpur Central University which has progressed in infrastructure development.
Earlier, the president of KKSV, C N Thankappan hoped the workshop would facilitate
development of the skills among the school children in furthering their career.
The state liaison officer, NSS, Dr V N Sharma in his introductory remarks hoped that
the workshop would facilitate the students to acquire knowledge to meet the challenges
of life better as classroom teaching alone was not sufficient to equip them without
The KKSV general secretary, Rajesh Kamalan said that the motive behind the workshop
was to create awareness among the students about the positive thoughts in life and
also train them to face the challenges lying before them in future.
Army upgrades basic medical facilities at community health centre
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: 26 Maratha light infantry from Lohit Brigade of Dah Division undertook
the up gradation of basic medical facilities at Community Health Centre, Amarpur
in Sadiya Sub Division as a part of Operation Sadbhavana. The inauguration ceremony
on 12 Dec 10 was attended by Sub-Divisional Medical and Health Officer Dr BK Deori,
Chapakhowa, Sadiya Sub Division and officials from civil administration, community
elders and children. These programmes are bound to create special bond of friendship
and cooperation between the people of Sadiya Sub Division and the Army. The up gradation
of medical infrastructure with equipment like electric generator, invertor, patient
beds, lab equipment and various apparatus has cheered the people and gained wide
The hospital staff, Officials from local civil administration and people of Sadiya
Sub Division were thankful to the Army for up gradation of basic medical facilities
at Community Health Centre, Amarpur which is cut-off from the Tinsukia District.
The Commanding Officer also said that the Army plans to organize many such projects
in the future which will contribute towards the upliftment of the society. He assured
full co-operation by Army to locals in creating a secure, peaceful and conducive
environment in the area and exhorted locals to help security forces in this endeavour.
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: The Christian community of Bassar has celebrated advance Christmas
with great pomp and show on Dec 11 last.
In his address as the chief guest of the programme, Khyoda Apik, Arunachal Christian
Forum (ACF) president has called upon all section of people irrespective of their
religious belief to maintain brotherhood and unity. ACF joint secretary Norbu Sonam
who was the guest of honour said one should feel proud to be a Christian and always
be ready to help the mankind and enhance their capacity of tolerance. He appealed
to the Christian community of the state to pray for peace, good governance and rapid
Earlier, large number of women from all the denominations with traditional attire
danced merrily to the tune of Christmas song to welcome the Christ in advance. Youth
of Basar also formed a Choir and welcomed the Christmas with melodious songs. The
believers also took out a mass procession praising the Holly Christ.
School boy killed in road accident
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: A class ten student died this evening in a motor bike accident
at Naharlagun. Two teenage girls who were with the biker were injured and admitted
at General hospital Naharlagun. One is stated to be in serious condition.
The Naharlagun Police said that the accident happened as the bike in which the three
were travelling collided with a car.
A victim who was studying at a private school has been identified as Sangam Singhi.
The police said that there were three motor vehicle accidents in the Naharlagun alone
Pugilist Monita wins silver
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: L. Monita Devi of Arunachal Pradesh won a silver medal in the recently
concluded 11th National Women’s Boxing Championship at Thrissur, Kerala. Monita lost
her final bout 1-3 to defending champion Vanlal Duati of Tripura in 48 kg category.
Monita is a trainee of Sports Authority of India, Special Area Game Center (SAI SAG),
Naharlagun, according Arunachal Amateur Boxing Association release.
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: Ram Flago and Taffa Gyadi have been selected as president and general
secretary of All Pipu Gyawepurang Youth Welfare Association.
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: NCP Ngopok unit general secretary Mijing Yirang breathed his last
in a private hospital at Dibrugarh on Dec 11. He is survived by his wife, four sons
and three daughters. His last rite was performed in his native Ngopok village the
The rank and file of the NCP Mebo block expressed deep shock at the untimely death
of Late Yirang. The party unit members conveyed deep sense of condolence to the bereaved
family and prayed to the almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul.
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: Charto Valley Welfare Society Taliha (CVWST) has appealed their
local MLA to take initiative for re-establishment of Rural Bank branch at Taliha.
In a memorandum to the MLA, the Society further demanded establishments of EAC HQs
at Kodak/Taliha-I, Taliha-II, restart defunct weaving centre at Taliha, regular ST
service from Daporijo to Kodak, posting of headmaster at Govt secondary school, Taliha,
posting of English and Hindi subject teachers both at Govt secondary school, Taliha
and Govt Higher Secondary School, Kodak, immediate posting of technical engineer
and Chawkidar at Taliha BSNL telephone exchange.
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: Arunachal Public Motor Transport Federation (APMTF) and its all
federal units, in a meeting, have unanimously selected Maru Tatup Anga and Tarh Miri
as the Federation’s new president and general secretary respectively effective immediately.
ALSU threatens Capital bandh call
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Law Students’ Union (ALSU) has called a 12-hr capital bandh on
December 21 next, if Government fails to fulfill its three-point demands, which included
arrest of the culprits involved in the car burning incident, cancellation of all
illegally appointed candidates in tax and excise department and erring officials
involved in the appointment.
‘Non-release of contractors’ bill obstructing road works’
ITANAGAR: The on-going road work from Dari to Chambang has been stopped and allegedly
damaged by some miscreants due to non-payment of contractors’ pending bill, informed
All Chambang Area Youth Forum.
The Youth Forum appealed to the authorities concerned to immediately release contractors’
pending bills for smooth execution of the road which is considered to be the life-line
of people of the area. Otherwise, it would be left with no other option than to go
for democratic movement for fulfilling its demand, ACAYF said.
Quake felt in NE states
Shillong: A slight intensity earthquake hit the North Eastern states in the early
hours today, official sources said.
The tremor, measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale occurred at 0710 hours IST with the
epicentre located along Manipur-Tamenglong-Assam border region.
It was felt in parts of Assam, Meghalaya and Manipur, the sources added.
However, there was no report of loss of any life and property or anyone being injured
from anywhere, the officials added.
The NE states lies in zone five of the seismic map, making the states highly susceptible