ITANAGAR, Feb 3: In a major breakthrough, Bohun Bo alias Bohyon Bo, the main accused
in the infamous Daporijo MMS scandal, was arrested by state Special Investigating
Team (SIT) with help of Changlang district police and CRPF at around 4 am today.
As per the report, SIT team led by its Deputy Superintendent of Police Dipankar Mishra
assisted by 3 IRBn personnel following a tip off raided the home of Bo located at
Wagun Ponthai village around 7 km from Bordumsa town early in the morning.
The dismissed assistant sub-inspector of Arunachal Pradesh Police has been booked
under section 357, 342, 292(A), 294, 376, 109, 34 IPC read with section 67 of IT
Amendment Act 2008. He has also been booked under section 4 of IRWP Act. The SIT
team has brought Bo to Itanagar and currently he is under the custody of Itanagar
Bo was arrested earlier on March 21, 2011 but was later granted interim bail by the
court of JFMC, capital, Naharlagun. He had been absconding since he got the bail.
Arunachal Pradesh Police dismissed him from service on May 12, 2011 and he was declared
as proclaimed offender. The case was transferred to SIT on April, 8, 2011.
Bo and his four accomplices, all police constables, had created state-wide outrage
by filming indecent MMS of two under-age children inside Daporijo police station
last year. Though state police arrested all the accused, Bo after getting bail has
been evading law enforcement agency since then.
While talking to this daily, Sindhu Pillai, AIGP informed that Bo did not offer any
resistance at the time of arrest. On being asked about alleged link of Bo with underground
elements of Changlang, she told that interrogation was going and details are awaited.
Meanwhile, Tumme Amo, Superintendent of Police, Changlang district told that Bo was
allegedly living in disguise as CBI officer. “A fake CBI I-card was recovered from
possession at the time of arrest. The fake I-card read as No.-CBI/2003/ Dtd 31st
May. Area of duty- Changlang district (Arunachal Pradesh) and Tinsukia district (Assam).
Designation- Senior Investigating Officer (SIO), CBI. This startling revelation shows
that he was living as CBI official before the arrest. We believe that Bo might have
deep link with anti-social elements,” said SP Amo. While state police has done their
duty of arresting Bo, it is to be seen whether law catches up with him or he would
still manage to get bail and roam freely.
Unique garbage mismanagement system triggers pollution and forest fire
ITANAGAR, Feb 3: Garbage strewn all over the congested roads making it messier and
haphazard dumping are a common sight all over the state and for many, it is no longer
In absence of basic civic sense among the people and a committed department, we are
forced to get used to the bad sight and smell, but the dumping ground on the Itanagar-Hollongi
national highway 52A road is so nauseating that even the strongest of us is left
unable to deal with it.
One has to be prepared at least a mile ahead before even reaching the spot.
It’s not only the smell that is a problem but the way trash has been so haphazardly
dumped all over the place.
Adding more woes to the situation, the department of Urban Development has been so
innovative with the garbage disposal system that it actually burns trash not only
polluting at least a stretch of five kilomotres but also harming the wild life and
forest in the process. The dumped disposals smolder 24x7 and around the year, no
matter how much is the volume of torrential rain. Sometime it creates so much panic
that the urban development department has to call in the services of the fire tenders
to douse the fire.
The haphazard dumping is noticeably affecting the environment as the area is almost
turning barren because of sporadic forest fire breaking out from disposal area. It
also pollutes the stream, beside constant threat of forest fire in the area.
The urban development’s solid base management, a disposal plant is yet to start work
and at the rate things are going, it is unlikely, it will be operational soon . The
plant was supposed to be operationalized by early February but reportedly all works
relating to it has been halted after the Centre failed to release third installment
of the allocated fund this year.
Director Urban Development Taba Tedir clarified that the department is striving to
improve the service to keep the city clean.
He said that there are only two dumpers at Itanagar and four at Naharlagun because
of it which dustbin at sectors are not cleared up on a daily basis.
The Director further said that his department had written a letter to the district
administration to locate a suitable land for dumping ground. He said that the district
administration has failed to provide the land for dumping.
Whatever may be the excuse, but it is time for the department to really expedite
the process instead of becoming a polluter and garbage-dumper itself.
Arunachalee karate players shine at international C’ship
ITANAGAR, Feb 3: Five karate players of All Arunachal Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Association
have brought laurels to the state as well as country by winning seven medals, including
four gold and three silver at International Seiko-Kai Shito-Ryu Karate Championship,
which was held at Vadodara, Gujarat from January 27-29.
The five players, who represented India and won medals, are Tagri Raju, Charu Govin,
Banenso Tawsik, Tassar Tite and Dongda Taduk.
While Govin won a gold medal each in Kumite and Kata events in U-17 years category
Banenso also struck equal number of gold medals in same events in below 15 years
Raju and Taduk won a silver medal apiece in Kata and Kumite events in above 20 years
and 18 years class respectively while Tassar Tite won a silver in Kumite (open black
Meanwhile, All Arunachal Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Association felicitated all the medal
winning players on their arrival here in a simple function today afternoon. A pair
of gloves to each player was given as a token of appreciation by Arunachal Karate
Association general secretary L Marik, president and general secretary of All Arunachal
Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Association Dr. Marli Ete and Charu Tatung. The function was
also attended by All Arunachal Shotkan Karate Association president Tai Hipik and
Chambang ADEO Charu Tanya.
Earlier, MLA Takam Pario also gave few amounts to the medal winning players in New
Delhi as a token of appreciation.
Mystery shrouds principal’s death
PASIGHAT, Feb 3: Mystery still surrounds the death of Rubi Rekha Gogoi (36), the
principal of Donyi-Polo Vidya Niketan (DPVN) Pasighat, who died under mysterious
circumstances at Pasighat General Hospital on January- 29.
Police is still clueless what led to her unnatural death even as it continues to
investigate the case. The prime accused Raghav Pandey is yet to be arrested by the
A 7 year-old girl, who was residing along with deceased stated before the police
that accused Pandey and his accomplice Jay Praksh Singh snatched their mobile phone
and warned them not to inform Rubi’s condition to her family members.
Pasighat General Hospital (PGH) sources informed that Rubi was admitted in the hospital
on January 25 midnight in a serious condition. She was given treatment for acute
respiratory infection but her actual complicacy was detected after an ultrasonography.
The doctors operated on her but could not save her as she was bleeding internally.
Deceased Rubi Rekha was a native of Dhemaji in Assam and was serving in the school
for the last one year. The East Siang Deputy Commissioner has referred the body to
Dhemaji Civil Hospital (Assam) for post mortem to get rid of legal complexities.
Arrested Singh is under police custody and he has confessed nothing about the incident.
No other arrest has been reported till filing of this report.
Health check up camp for farm women
ITANAGAR, Feb 3: A series of health check-up camp for farm women were organized by
Lower Dibang Valley Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) in collaboration with District Medical
Hospital, Roing at Jia, Ezengo, Iphingo and Kebali villages.
Senior medical officer Dr. Rehman of Medical Hospital, Roing as resource person educated
the farm women about various diseases, their treatment and precautionary measures
and suitable diets for maintaining good health. He urged the farmers to avail benefits
of improved vegetables seeds and high breed poultry from the KVK. Samit Choudhary,
Laboratory Technician, General Medical Hospital, Roing assisted KVK in drawing
and analyzing blood samples of farm women collected from 5 SHGs groups based at
different villages. The purpose of the study was to suggest them for consumption
of locally available food for maintaining good health and to effectively carry out
agricultural activities thus enhancing farm production as well as socio- economic
status of the farmers.
Nanang Tamut, SMS Home Science, narrated the importance of balanced diet in building
up haemoglobin. He encouraged them to take iron rich foods like Drumsticks and Spinach
regularly which help in maintaining hemoglobin level. She also encouraged farm women
to actively involve in kitchen gardening and advised them to go for periodical hemoglobin
level check up for good health.
A total of 60 farm women actively participated in the camps and gained knowledge
on balanced and suitable diets. The campaign were organized under the initiatives
of Dr.T.J.Ramesha, Programme Coordinator and SMS (Home Science) .
Red Rockfest reach Tawang, Symmetry Clan enthralls
TAWANG, Feb 3: The local MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary Art and Culture Tsewang
Dondup kicked off the Red Rockfest, a concert under Multi Media Campaign organised
by Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society, Naharlagun to create awareness on
HIV/AIDS at the premises of Circuit House Tawang on February 3.
The Symmetry Clan enthralled the audience with their powerful performance.
Dondup while inaugurating the MMC at Tawang asked everyone to stay safe and create
general awareness about HIV/AIDS in the district. He said that only one case of HIV
positive in the district should not be looked upon as containment as unreported cases
may be very large and stressed that the vulnerable age group should be targeted for
the awareness. Dondup further appealed the public not to practice multiple unsafe
sex as the same may lead to HIV infection.
SP SN Mosobi said that since there is no complete cure for HIV/AIDS, one should adopt
precautionary measures and be aware to stop it.
DRDA PD Karma Leki and DMO TC Khirme also gave vital information on HIV/AIDS control
and asked all to stay safe. DIPRO
Gu:min Liisum - a symbol of unity among Panggis
GEKU, Feb 3: For the people of Panggi community among the Adi tribe living in Geku
and Katan circles of Upper Siang district, Gu:min Liisum, a gathering of four pieces
of large monolithic stones at Kumku village, has been a symbol of unity and brotherhood
among the Mo:ne, Mongku, Taku- Pa:lo and Paron clans of Panggi community.
Kumku village, a sleepy hamlet at Beging hilltop at the upstream of Sibe River is
believed to be the original place of the Panggis. One Kekir Panyang, who lived in
Kumku village, led the four groups about 500 years back and saved the land for their
Kumku village is surrounded by high mountains. Located at about 8 km north of Geku
town, the area with hilly terrain and lush green vegetation is a perfect place for
adventure tourism. According to the locals, the Forest Survey of India, during a
survey, had discovered some rare living species and rich varieties of flora and fauna.
Oral history of the Panggis says that the people of the four groups assembled at
Begiing Kumting (presently Kumku villages) and promised to live together in order
to protect their land from others. They also gathered four large stones one for each
group as a symbol of unity at Gu:min Liisum. Since then, they have been using it
as a place of worship and later on a community hall (De:re) was developed at the
Describing the mythological background of Gu:min Liisum, the Gaon Burah of Kumku
village Okang Mongku told this correspondent that spiritual power has been acting
in the De:re and our people are using it as a holy place of adjudication against
any immoral acts.
“It is a fact that the wrong doers, who make a false promise or commitment in the
De:re must not remain alive,” said the Gaon Burah.
“Our people have a faith that spirits of our ancestors live in the De:re to protect
their descendents for their survival on hilly land. It is now well-preserved and
developed. Former MP Tapir Gao granted few amounts for its development,” informed
the Anchal Somiti Member of Kumku village-(I), Yup Panyang.
The mighty Siang River supports bio-spheres on its both banks and attached with the
socio-economic life of the people in entire Adi belt. The local PRI leaders have
been demanding the authority to develop the historically important area by providing
all means of communication and infrastructure.
RKMS celebrates annual function
ITANAGAR, Feb 3: The famous Ramakrisna Mission School, Narottam Nagar, situated amidst
lush green forest and serene surroundings, 8 KM away from Deomali came to life with
soothing songs and nimble-footed dances on February 2 as the school celebrated its
Speaking on the occasion, Wangki Lowang, PS, sports and border affairs who happens
to be an ex-student of the school said that the more he interacted with the students,
the more he learned adding that as he was addressing the students he was transported
back to the wonder days at the wonderful institution. While lauding the brilliant
academic achievements of the school over the years, Lowang asked the students to
maintain the high standard when they go outside for higher studies and also narrated
the history of famous Nocte religious guru Narottam after whom the place Narottam
Nagar has been named as a tribute.
Participating in the deliberation, Thangwang Wangham, PS, IPR said that the RKM school
has created a niche for itself and attributed the credit to the self-less and untiring
efforts of the Swamijis and the supporting staff. While dwelling at length on the
pious teacher-student relations, he said that teachers and students should work like
a well-oiled machine to produce worthy citizens in order to build a strong, vibrant
and self-reliant India. He donated Rs 1 lakh to the school welfare fund.
Speaking as a special invitee, DIPRO Denhang Bosai, exhorted the students to come
out of the cocoon of self-made miseries and explore the large world outside which
is full of avenues, opportunities and possibilities for those who want to shine in
life. Bosai opined that the students were not only the leaders of tomorrow but also
the partners of today adding that the future would be safe and secure only if the
students were well-disciplined, well-educated and well-informed. He further asked
the students to make best use of the many opportunities provided to them by the institution
to build a better tomorrow. He released the school magazine ‘Narottam’ published
to mark the occasion.
In his concluding remarks, Secretary of the school Swami Ishatmanandaji, while appreciating
the guest speakers, explained to the students the context of the speeches and expressed
his happiness and satisfaction over the growth of the institution in all spheres.
Swami Ishatmanandaji who would be leaving for Chicago shortly on his transfer there,
said that the institution that he was nurturing for the last many years, would always
remain close to his heart and that he would always cherish the fond memories.
Earlier, Swami Supradiptananda, Vice Principal threw light on various achievements
of the school and also read out the reports of the school. The prizes for different
events were given away to the students by the Parliamentary Secretaries Wangki Lowang
and Thangwang Wangham. The students presented an attractive cultural programme including
Paya bridge tragedy
KAWS demands financial help for victim’s family
ITANAGAR, Feb 3: The Kugi Ao Welfare Society (KAWS) has appealed to the state Govt
to sanction immediate relief assistance to the family of late Jumpi Naso, who lost
her life in recent Paya hanging bridge tragedy in West Siang district.
Demanding financial assistance to Paya villagers, who are badly affected after the
tragic bridge collapse incident, the Society also appealed to the local MLA and parliamentary
secretary, home, geology and Mining, Gadam Ete for solution to the grievances of
Paya villagers on humanitarian ground. According to the Society, the bridge collapsed
with nine students when a group of students from Pobdi Govt Secondary School were
returning at Paya village on January 31 after school hours. While Naso, a class
seven student was declared dead at Aalo District hospital, another girl, namely,
Inu Sora sustained major injuries with fracture. Other survivors of the bridge collapse
received minor injuries.
Meanwhile, the Society requested the Brigadier of Five Mountain Division, Aalo to
introduce ferry service till re-construction of suspension bridge.
Intensive 2 day long training programme at Basar
ITANAGAR, Feb 3: Intensive two days training programme on Scientific Cultivation
of Mushroom sponsored and imparted by Directorate of Mushroom Research (DMR), Cambaghat,
Solan, Himachal Pradesh was organized from February 2 by Krishi Vigan Kendra, ICAR
Research Complex for NEH Region, Arunachal Pradesh Centre, Basar. All total 90 participants
including Subject Matter Specialists from different KVKs, state government officials
of Agriculture and Industry departments of Arunachal Pradesh, farmers, members of
self-help group and unemployed youths participated in the programme.
The programme was inaugurated and chaired by Dr. Manjit Singh, Director, DMR, Solan.
Dr. Singh emphasized the importance of scientific mushroom cultivation in view of
prevalence of the tradition of consumption of wild mushroom among local people.
Dr. Rupankar Bhaga-wati, Joint Director, ICAR, AP Centre, Basar elaborated the role
already being played by KVK, West Siang in popularizing oyster mushroom cultivation
under guidance of Dr. S.P.Singh, SMS (Plant Protection), ICAR, A.P.Centre, Basar.
Dr. Bhagawati highlighted the importance of mushroom cultivation for secondary income
generation and self employment generation of the rural youth and economic upliftment
of common farmers through mushroom cultivation. He also focused the importance of
adaption of other types of mushroom cultivation. In the programme Dr. R.C. Upadhyay,
Principal Scientist, DMR gave a detail lecture on cultivation of Dhingri and Shiitake
Mushroom. While Sunil Verma, Technical Officer, DMR demonstrated the scientific
method of preparation of spawn. There was hand-on practical demonstration of techniques
of mushroom cultivation of oyster and other mushrooms. There was face-to-face question
answer session of experts and farmers and officials. All the participants were given
certificates in the valedictory session after feedback analysis and all the participants
expressed their overwhelming satisfaction and assured for taking up of mushroom cultivation
in commercial basis in coming days. Some of the participants brought locally available
and grown mushroom form the forest and it was identified by the resource persons
and explained to the participants which are edible or poisonous non-edible. During
the programme participants were shown several documentaries and distributed books
and study materials to all the participants.
RGU foundation day
ITANAGAR, Feb 3: The Rajiv Gandhi University will be celebrating its 29th Foundation
Day on February 4.
Prof. Mihir K. Chaudhuri, Vice-Chancellor, Tezpur University, Assam will deliver
the Foundation Day lecture on the topic, “Higher Education Scenario in India: Reasons
to Cheer” & “Climate Change and Climate Shift: A Matter of Concern”. Prof. Chaudhuri
is a scholar of eminence in the field of Chemistry. He will release the RGU Research
Journal (No. 10) on the occasion of the Foundation Day.
Prof. David R. Syiemlieh, Vice-Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University will chair the
Likabali people demand another check gate
ITANAGAR, Feb 3: The citizens of Likabali area have urged the state Govt to sanction
another check gate at Likabali near Assam police border outpost for safety and security
of Arunachalee people in Likabali town.
In a memorandum to state Home Minister, panchayat and senior leaders and NGO representatives
of Likabali area said that the present check gate situated five km away from Likabali
town proved futile as the unwanted elements are roaming freely in Likabali township
under Arunachal territory. The town has virtually been converted into a safe haven
for some miscreants, particularly thieves and dacoits from neighbouring Assam as
they do not feel it necessary to have Inner Line permit in absence of check gate
in the township. This has resulted in increasing number of criminal activities in
Likabali circle; the memorandum said adding that much of the border tension and skirmishes
are created by such miscreants in a revengeful mood.
In addition to this, some unwanted elements from neighouring Assam are frequenting
in Likabali town for tax free liquor and creating nuisance for peace loving people,
particularly women folk, it said.
GSU comes out against AR
ITANAGAR, Feb 3: Galo Students Union (GSU) has came out strongly against recruitment
of Chakma and Nepali citizen by Assam Rifles for various posts like Armour, clerk
and radio operator under the ST quota of Arunachal Pradesh. In a release GSU General
Secretary Pakmik Taipodia, while questioning the move of Assam Rifle, asked them
to immediately cancel the appointment order at the earliest.
“We will never accept this decision of Assam Rifles. The seats meant for tribals
of Arunachal cannot be given to refugee like Chakmas and non-APST Nepalis. Assam
Rifles should cancel the appointment and re-conduct the recruitment rally,” stated
GSU. Further union has urged state governor JJ Singh to act in this regard. “Governor
has always advocated for rights of Arunachalee tribal in various forums. Assam Rifles
has infringed the rights of Arunachalee tribal by recruiting non-APSTs like Chakma
and Nepali to the posts reserved for APST candidates. We hope Governor will take
strong action in this regard,” stated union. Further while supporting the stand taken
by AAPSU, the apex student body of state, GSU urged every tribal people to come and
oppose this move of Assam Rifles. “We appeal AAPSU to launch massive movement against
Assam Rifles throughout the state if they do not cancel the appointment given to
Chakmas and Nepali. We cannot afford to ignore this gross mistake,” stated GSU.
Inducted IAS officer Onit Panyang feted
PASIGHAT, Feb 3: Onit Panyang, who has been inducted in Indian Administrative Service
(IAS), was felicitated by ‘Panggi Welfare Society’ in a recent meeting held at Geku
town in Upper Siang district.
Panyang, who is presently serving as Itanagar capital Deputy Commissioner has been
inducted in IAS in AGMUT (Assam, Goa, Mizoram and other Union Territories) batch.
An APCS topper in 1992 batch, he was posted in Upper Siang district as an EAC.
In the subsequent period, he served as an administrative officer in different capacities
and ultimately feted with this honour.
Panyang is a native of Geku in Upper Siang district. Nitnam Padun, daughter of DC
Onit Panyang who has passed last CBSE XII examination with splendid performance was
also felicitated in the occasion.
UAEA’s plea to departments
ITANAGAR, Feb 3: The Unemployed Arunachalee Engineers’ Association (UAEA) has requested
all the concern departments not to appoint the candidates selected by APPSC for the
posts of AE (Civil).
Making available a copy of Gauhati High court’s pronouncement, the UAEA said “until
and unless Court delivers further order, all concern authorities of different departments
are requested not to give any appointments to those candidates selected by APPSC.”
The court in its judgment (case no. WP(C) 443.2012) on February 2 pronounced “ In
the interim, the respondents are at liberty to give appointment to those selected
candidates who have secured the benchmark of 45 per cent in aggregate and 33 per
cent in each written paper, in terms of Clause -8 of the advertisement Dtd 8.12.2010.
However, appointment should not be given to those selected candidates, who have failed
to secure the benchmark, specified in Clause -8 of the advertisement.”
Referring to the APPSC notification PSC-R/24/2009 wherein the commission had reportedly
added one mark to an aspirant on the ground of human error, the Association further
said that OMR/answer key actually did not work for all the aspirants expect for few
selected candidates. It claimed that there were three numbers of OMR/answer key for
the same question to award marks.
Regarding reported complaints filed by some candidates, the Association further said
it did not lodge any complaint. It threatened to launch agitation in case of failure
on the part of Commission to come clear in this regard.
ITANAGAR, Feb 3: Lobi Wild Life Range Development and Protection Committee along
with forest range office and staff jointly organized social service at Lobi colony
On the occasion, they also discussed about forest and wild life protection measures.
Donggin festival celebrated
ITANAGAR, Feb 3: The Bori community has celebrated the Donggin festival with traditional
fervor and gaiety at Tuting in Upper Siang district on Feb 2.
While unfurling the festival flag, former vice president of Nationalist Congress
Party Arunachal Pradesh unit, Gelong Medo called upon the Bori community to foster
social harmony, peace and tranquility. Tuting BDO N T Uma was also present on the
Both Medo and Uma assured to extend all possible help to Tuting people in block level.
They also assured to provide some CGI sheets to the need people.
The mythology of Donggin festival was narrated by Festival Committee president Tabin
Gaduk, according to a release issued by Adi Baane Kebang Youth Front.
Matey inaugurated power stations
ITANAGAR, Feb 3: Parliamentary Secretary DoTC and Social Welfare and Child Development
Yumsem Matey inaugurated power sub-station at BSNL tower, Lazu on January 26.
Earlier, he also inaugurated another sub-station and diesel generating power house
at Vivekananda Kendriya Vidyalaya Niausa, Longding recently.
Matey appreciated the AE electrical, Khonsa for his dedication and contribution toward
the development of area and also to Bhagawat Constructions of Tinsukia for timely
supply of good quality materials.
With references to upcoming U.D.C examination under department of power which is
going to be held on 12th February, I would like to express my concerns.
I have faced so many exams where I have seen that candidates using cell phone to
communicate with their agent for answers. In spite of that, invigilators never interrupt
or try to stop them. Though we are a democratic country but democracy is not applicable
inside examination halls. So make sure that examination are under strict supervision
and clean atmosphere.
In addition to this, I request the department not to indulge in corruption and nepotism
in the selection process. Select genuine and efficient candidates.
Correct the mistakes
As I was flipping through the pages of Rail Bandhu magazine on my way to Jaipur,
I came across a page which showed Arunachal Pradesh in place of Assam in the map
of India. In the same page, the magazine had showcased Kaziranga National Park &
the extra ordinary journey on Vivek Express. It’s the biggest mistake I had ever
come across on a magazine. And more so such blatant mistakes are eyesore when there
are editors paid to check and cross check.
Hope corrective steps are taken so that it does not confuse people who are not from
Burial ground and capital complex
In today’s fast growing population the death toll is also rising day by day. On the
other hand the Capital Complex is facing serious problem --- lack of proper burial
There is no proper burial place in our state. It creates lot of problems to the people
of marginal income groups. Even in the Capital Complex there has no cemetery. When
someone’s kith and kin die especially of those who came from far off places, they
face lots of problems due to lack of proper burial ground in the Capital Complex.
The problem is mounting day by day with the growing number of population in the state
capital. It is time Govt takes necessary measures for the sake of general public.
I would like to request the Chief Minister to ensure a proper cemetery in the Capital
Complex. And the cemetery should be classified on religious lines.
Ex-Assam Rifles personnel
The never changing face of Daporijo
The face of Daporijo never changes. The pathetic road condition where driving means
keeping your life at stake. Blocked and overflowing drainage system even in winter
and worst in summer, a sore in the heart of Daporijo. Talking about the only gas
agency service, people apply and pay for the cooking appliances but with no guarantee
of receiving them on time. It takes a month long time or more. The only telecom service
provider is BSNL but call it Bad Service No limit. The service provided is so poor,
often people feel inconvenient to deliver even a small message in person. Messages
are sent but received after one or two days. It’s even more of a test of patience
for a person who wants to call a person living in Daporijo. Last but not the least,
the lone, never upgraded, ill equipped government hospital. The only life giving
temple, not only for the people living in Daporijo but for poor people living in
far flung villages is in drastic condition.
Who is to be blamed? Is it the corrupt politician, corrupt district authority, corrupt
engineers, corrupt contractors or the less vigilant people of Daporijo? It is high
time we end this blame game and work for the development and beautification of our
loving place Daporijo.
A special request to local MLA and the people of Daporijo to be more vigilant.
An unforgettable moment for villagers
It was unforgettable moment for the people of Sippi village in particular and Daporijo
as a whole when Arunachal Pradesh Governor J J Singh and First Lady of the state
Anupama Singh visited Sippi village, Upper Subansiri district on January 30. We hope,
with the visit of Governor and First Lady the scenic beauty of Sippi village and
its progressive nature will be recognized in real sense. We are also thankful to
the governor for inviting talented artist Mena Soki at Raj Bhawan after witnessing
his dancing skill during his visit to Sippi village.
Such invitation will surely boost the morale of an artist to prove himself as future
star and to bring name and fame for Arunachal Pradesh like talented drummer Toko
Teji. There are lot of talented artists in our state who can not improve their artistic
skill due to lack of encouragement and support.
I express my gratitude to Governor J J Singh for his supporting nature to make Arunachal
Pradesh a front runner state.
Rajiv Gandhi University,
Be our leader
It is very pleasant to hear that RTI activist of our state Payi Gyadi has been nominated
for the CNN-IBN citizen journalist award.
I support him and request my fellow citizens to support him.
I request Gyadi to collaborate with the persons like Anna Hazzare to fight against
corruption and become an icon of anti-corruption of our poor state.
We need an efficient, energetic and dedicated leader to fight against corruption
as our state is already rooted in it.
Be a leader for us and lead us to fight against corruption.
The plight of students
I would like to share the problems being faced by the villagers and students after
the Paya bridge collapse. The students of Pobdi secondary school are unable to attend
the classes though their examinations are approaching nearer. Even the teachers are
unable to reach Paya Primary School. Now the villagers are engaging some boats on
hire basis by paying Rs 1000 per day.
Therefore, my humble appeal to the higher authorities is to look into the matter
It is a big negligence on the part of the state Govt that so far no compensation
has been provided to the families of bridge collaspe victim and injured. In such
a tragic situation, our leader should visit the accident site to normalize the situation.
However, I appreciate Roni Ete of 2nd APPBn BHQ, Aalo who saved three students from
the Yomgo river. Without him three more could have died. I also humbly request the
state Govt to recognize the bravery shown by Roni Ete. I also appreciate parliamentary
secretary, home, geology and mining for assuring immediate relief to the victim and
restoration of collapsed bridge.
All Paya Students Union
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Court judgment and Telecom tariff
Following the Supreme Court’s cancelling 122 new telecom licenses India may see the
end of low tariff regime that made call rates in the country among the lowest in
the world, say experts.
The Supreme Court in its order has asked the government to seek fresh recommendations
from Trai on allocation of licenses and spectrum by way of auction. The apex court
also gave four months’ time to complete the process.
The judgment also said that the concerned minister had not bothered to consider
the Prime Minister’s advice. However, Union Agriculture Minister and NCP President
Sharad Pawar admitted that the 2G scam brought disrepute to the system and the government.
Adverse repercussions on India as an investment destination cannot be ruled out,
On the other hand, experts feel that the apex court's move will provide opportunity
to the old players to improve margins by hiking rates as the competition reduces
in the sector. According to them, with the number of operators likely to reduce,
incumbent operators will be in a better position to hike tariffs.