Bhalukpong-Bomdila road snapped
BOMDILA, July 30: Bhalukpong to Bomdila Road link has been snapped following heavy
rain. Due to the incessant rain since the night of 25th last and the subsequent swelling
of the Tenga River as well as the feeder nallahs, extensive damages have been caused
to the roads. Formation breaches and slides at various places in the district have
created inconvenience in the commutation of people. The road would be made totally
motorable for light vehicles on August 2 and for all traffic the next day.
Deputy Commissioner Swati Sharma, accompanied by the Commander 14 Task Force Col.
Muthu Kumar, Circle Officer S. Khandu and DIPRO made an extensive survey of the affected
roads and formation breaches from Rupa mor to Jamiri nallah on transshipment. Commander
14 Task Force assured the Deputy Commissioner of restoring the lifeline road from
Balukphong to Bomdila at the earliest possible. In order to facilitate the exit of
the stranded people from the affected areas, DC Swati Sharma directed the Additional
Deputy Commissioner Singchung, under whose jurisdiction the affected areas come,
to place vehicles for transshipment. (DIPRO)
Spare us the controversy: family appeals
ITANAGAR, July 30: The grieving family of former Member of Parliament Wangcha Rajkumar
has appealed that grief and loss may not be into a public spectacle.
Wanglong Rajkumar, the brother of Late leader in a press release said that ‘it is
unfortunate that personal relationships and equations are being raked up and questioned
in the name of the Late leader which is ‘injustice to the ultimate sacrifice he made
for the development of the state he so loved’.
My brother’s name should not be dragged into controversy for “leverage of any kind
by any individual or organization”.
Wangcha Rajkumar was killed on 23 Dec 2007 by unidentified gunmen at Deomali.
Late leader’s killing outraged the entire state and people took to the streets demanding
early arrest of the killers and government action. Since then the state government
handed over the case to CBI.
All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union has been demanding that findings of the Rajkumar
assassination case be made public. It has called a series of bandh calls alleging
failure of the Home Department to contain law and order problem and demanding ouster
of Home Minister Jarbom Gamlin from the council of ministers.
Our family appreciated the concerns of the AAPSU pertaining to the CBI inquiry into
the assassination but simultaneously we would like to appeal the Apex Students Organisation
not to raise the issue at the cost of blame-game” he added.
Our main objective is to find out the culprits and award exemplary punishments so
that no one dares to do it again. Our family is fully aware of the progress that
is being made into the investigation by the CBI and we have been constantly on touch
with officials in the matter. We have been assured by the CBI and the state government
that we would be informed about the findings as soon as the process is complete.
He further added that holding the state government and the Home Minister responsible
for the functioning of the CBI can only be misconstrued as the Bureau does not fall
under its ambit.
Meanwhile Nocte Students Union came to support of AAPSU and said that steps taken
by the Union are necessary to wake up the government to take action
It said that Tirap district continues to face injustice and chaos including boundary
dispute, abduction of students and people had enough.
It said that time has come for the state government to take notice of these problems
and appreciated the AAPSU for taking up issues.
Prakash calls for all out efforts to eliminate Leprosy
NAHARLAGUN, July 30: Health and family welfare commissioner Anshu Prakash today stressed
on all-out efforts by health professionals in preventing new cases of leprosy emerging
in the state, saying that leprosy has now ceased to be a public health problem disease
although it still continues to prevail.
Addressing medical professionals during the inaugural function of a three-day state
level workshop on ‘planning and management programme’ for district medical officers
(DMO) and medical officers, Prakash said though it is difficult to lower the elimination
level of leprosy due to unavailability of vaccine, timely detection and rehabilitation
of leprosy infected persons is achievable.
Informing that the state presently has 38 known cases of leprosy, AIFO-India’s Dr
N Manimozi said though the number of cases has gone down, leprosy has not been eliminated
completely and its cases may increase if not checked properly.
Most of the leprosy cases in Arunachal are in Tawang, Changlang and West Siang districts,
he informed. NRHM mission director Dr Talem Tapok spoke about the NRHM’s role in
mitigating health problems and said that its mission is decentralized planning involving
the local populace in solving health problems.
Additional health service director Dr K Nishing said everyone has to work hard to
eliminate leprosy from the state, while state epidemiologist Dr L Jampa appealed
to the DMOs to expand the reporting on IDSP so that entire districts would be better
informed about various diseases including malaria.
State leprosy officer H Taki also spoke.
Prakash meanwhile inaugurated a workshop on training of trainers on disability prevention
and medical rehabilitation for various personnel in the National Leprosy Elimination
Various resource persons including Dr Dinesh Jain from SELRW-India, Mumbai and Dr
Sudhakar Bandhophyay from SELRW-India, Kolkata will address the workshop, which is
being organized by the AP state health society (NLEP).
Dismantling of MLA Cottages illogical: NCP
ITANAGAR July 30: Nationalist Congress Party state unit condemning the state government’s
decision to dismantle the MLA cottages said that the decision is irrelevant, uncalled
for and illogical.
NCP further said that the government has been claiming of resource crunch but is
demolishing the already existing infrastructure incurring huge financial loss from
the state exchequer. Arunachal Pradesh needs more infrastructural development particularly
for government employees residing in the state capital who are facing shortage of
accommodation, power and water supply.
The state government instead of developing infrastructure for the welfare of the
people is busy dismantling of the existing infrastructure, the party claimed.
Large scale of illegal land allotment is also going on in the state capital, NCP
Arunachal objects to exclusion from World Bank’s NERL prog
ITANAGAR, July 30: State government has urged the Ministry of DoNER not to enter
into any agreement till Arunachal Pradesh is included in the proposed North East
Rural livelihood programme (NERLP) to be funded by the World Bank.
MP Takam Sanjay said that either Arunachal is on board the Programme or Planning
Commission prepares an exhaustive scheme in tune with the proposed world bank programme.
A high level meeting of DoNER Ministry chaired by Union Minister for DoNER B.K. Handique,
Joint Secretary DoNER P.K. Pattanaik, Director DoNER and State Government of Arunachal
Pradesh represented by Member of Parliament Takam Sanjoy and Principal Resident Commissioner,
Arunachal Pradesh Dr. Avinash Kumar Mishra, in New Delhi was held on July 28 on the
proposed North Eastern Rural Livelihood Programme. Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura and
Mizoram are to be covered under the programme.
The Ministry of DoNER was to sign an agreement with the World Bank for the four States
minus Arunachal Pradesh anticipating eminent objection from China.
In the meantime The Minister has agreed to sanction of transmission line project
under power department formn Tawang to Khupi (132 KVA line) to tune of Rs. 140.00
crores without diverting any find.
Father calls for magisterial enquiry
ITANAGAR, July 30: The family members of late Kadum Panggeng have demanded magisterial
investigation and forensic test into his death.
The 14 year old School boy had died at Sirki Falls, Pasighat on July 28. The father
of the Late School boy in a letter to the Deputy Commissioner said that he suspects
foul play. He named four as suspects including three of his son’s friends who were
with him at the time of death.
The father further informed that FIR was filed at Pasighat Police Station without
informing the family of the student while adding that other parents and police went
to look for the body without informing his family members.
Villages call for exclusion, oppose Basar as Hq
ITANAGAR, July 30: The demand for creation of Lower Siang district is gaining momentum.
Though there is nothing official on the creation as of now, in 2007, the chief minister
while responding to a demand made by Lower Siang District Demand Committee has asked
the Secretary (district administration) to look into the demands.
However, there seems to be some hiccups as few villages are asking for exclusion
from the proposed district and there is another group that opposes proposal of Basar
as it headquarters.
Depi, Depi-Moli, Detak and Sido villages have called for exclusion from the proposed
Lower Siang district bifurcating East and West Siang to a representation to Chief
Minister Dorjee Khandu.It said that it would remain with East Siang as it has traditional,
linguistic and kinship affinities with the people of East Siang.
It further added that the villages are located 40-42 distance from Pasighat, East
Siang district headquarters.
Present and past Panachayt leaders and non governmental organizations of Likbali
area in a letter to Deputy Commissioner West Siang questioned the feasibility report
proposing Basar as Headquarters of the proposed Lower Siang district. They alleged
that the DC had in a feasibility report has said that people of Likabali is in support
whereas the opinion was never sought. They declared a 108 hours bandh starting from
Aug 2 demanding revocation of the comments made in the report. It further said that
recommendations made last year by the then DC be kept.
World Breast Feeding Week
ITANAGAR, July 30: ‘World Breast Feeding Week’ would be celebrated in the state capital
by Community Food and Nutrition Extension Unit, Union Ministry Women & Child Development,
Itanagar unit for Arunachal Pradesh in collaboration with Directorate of Social Welfare,
W & CD and ICDS Project Doimukh from August 1.
Quiz competition for Class XI & XII students, puppet, film and slide show besides
others will be the highlights of the celebration.
One symposium on “disseminate correct norms on infant & young child feeding” during
emergency will be organized at NPRPD hall, Directorate of Social Welfare, W&CD Naharlagun.
15th Lok Sabha Election in Arunachal Pradesh: Does it signal emergence of Issue-based
Dr Nani Bath
A famous political scientist, Harold Lasswell, once said politics is about “who gets
what, when and how”. Application of Lasswell’s idea of politics on 2009 Parliamentary
Election in Arunachal Pradesh gives us an impression that ‘how’ part of his theory
remains unanswered, particularly in Western Parliamentary Constituency, where there
had been allegations of use of weapons, rigging, proxy voting and booth capturing
by BJP candidate against the ruling Congress candidate.
Formation of ADA
Formation of Arunachal Democratic Alliance, a new political alliance, conglomeration
of six parties, just before the election had the potential to have its impacts on
the electoral as well as party politics in the state. It was formed by non-Congress
and non-BJP political parties with an explicit understanding to give united fight
to two largely dominant national parties.
Peoples’ Party of Arunachal (PPA), one of the constituents of Arunachal Democratic
Alliance, however, withdrew from the Alliance shortly after Wanglat’s name was announced
as Arunachal Congress candidate. Later, Nationalist Congress Party backed out from
its support to the ADA candidate in favour of Congress candidate in Western Parliamentary
Constituency. The withdrawal of PPA and partly by Nationalist Congress Party from
the Alliance had created an unexpected confusion among the constituent partners and
the voters. As a result, the Alliance could not provide a viable platform for the
smaller parties to give forceful fight to the Congress and BJP. So the fight, which
went on expected line, was basically between the Congress and BJP.
The Eastern parliamentary seat witnessed a four-corner contest with 3, 01,034 of
the state’s total 7, 32,290 electorates. It was expected that ADA’s candidate, L.
Wanglat would provide a formidable challenge to both Congress nominee Ninong Ering
as well as opposition BJP’s sitting MP and its candidate Tapir Gao. The Alliance’s
calculation was that its candidate was in advantageous position being belonging to
a community that is part of proposed ‘Patkai Autonomous Region’. He is the only candidate
representing ‘Naga Tribe’ in Arunachal Pradesh, whereas, all other candidates belong
to a same tribal community – the Adi. It is not surprising that he got majority in
most of the assembly segments dominated by any of these tribal groups.
BJP’s candidate could not translate his performance as MP for five years into actual
votes. He failed to gain popularity and win the hearts of the people unlike his counterpart
in the West, Kiren Rijiju. It was perhaps a tactical move on the part of Peoples’
Party of Arunachal to field a young, educated and a Christian believer candidate
to counterbalance the candidature of ADA, who fought the election on an Arunachal
The result of the Eastern constituency has proved an oft-repeated saying that in
Arunachal Pradesh no candidate wins without direct or indirect support of the government
of the day (read: Chief Minister). The voting percentage in favour of the ruling
Congress nominee gives even an ordinary man to understand that the ruling party had
a cake-walk in this election.
In the first ever parliamentary election in Arunachal Pradesh in 1977, regional sentiment
seemingly played a determinate role in the Western Parliamentary Constituency. An
independent candidate, Bakin Pertin of Peoples’ Party of Arunachal became ‘peoples’
The history of 1977 was almost repeated in 2009 Parliamentary election in which BJP
candidate, Kiren Rijiju of Western Parliamentary Constituency was ‘actually’ elected.
The success of INC candidate is considered only ‘technical’ and his victory is sarcastically
hailed as “near defeat victory” by journalists. BJP claims that the Congress won
the election through manipulation. There are reports of hundred percent polling in
many polling stations mostly in those districts, which are either represented by
the Chief Minister or Congress Candidate. In some polling booths, even more than
hundred percent polling was reported.
The fight was not in between two individuals or two national parties but it was a
clash between, what Rupjyoti Pater calls ‘ruling-syndrome edge’ because of a unique
and peculiar aspect of Arunachal politics of ‘flowing with the ruling party’ and
performance and charisma of Kiren Rijiju. A thin difference of just 1314 votes between
BJP and Congress candidates has hardened one’s belief that ruling Congress government
used unfair means to secure the win of its official candidate. BJP candidate did
not have even a single MLA with him and almost cent per cent Panchayat leaders of
all 33 Assembly segments, as claimed by Congress leaders, were not coming out openly
in his support. A politically significant question here is: how did Kiren manage
to secure 48.6 per cent (against 49.1 per cent of Congress candidate) of total votes
In this socially and culturally diverse state with politically ‘immature’ voters,
it is not so easy to find a ready-made answer to such questions. One of the commonly
expressed views is that Kiren’s performance during his tenure as M.P. coupled with
his strong personality has enhanced his appealing power. He is widely respected not
just as a politician but as a youth icon, who represents Arunachal Pradesh and India’s
An important issue that worked against ruling Congress candidate is government’s
failure to implement 6th Pay Commission recommendations in toto. Government employees
went on continuous strike for a period close to one month and the government-CoSAAP(Confederation
of Services Association of Arunachal Pradesh) standoff remained half-resolved during
the election. It is possible that employees might have had expressed their anger
at the time of election by voting against Congress candidate. Election data show
that BJP candidate won comfortably in those places where activities of CoSAAP were
highly visible. For example, BJP candidate secured 7044 votes more than its rival
Congress candidate from Along, the nerve centre of the movement.
The are, of course, political reasons which need deep analysis before presenting
them before the readers.
Politics once again has started with an eye on ensuing Assembly election in the month
of September or October. The last parliamentary election, many observed, remains
an eye opener for the people of Arunachal Pradesh and their leaders. The Government
of Arunachal Pradesh headed by Dorjee Khandu, it seems, has learnt a lesson from
its mistake in this election. Otherwise, his government would not have announced
the release of 30 months arrears for government employees.
Yet some other observers say that the Parliamentary election of 2009 provided a class
room lesson for some students’ organizations. These bodies have understood the evil
impacts of forceful interference in one’s democratic way of life. A forceful reaction
from the society itself to such interferences is a new phenomenon in the electoral
politics of anthropologically considered ‘tribal state with unconscious electorates’.
The show of unity between two factions of CoSAAP – CoSAAP (Along) and CoSAAP(Itanagar)
is also an outcome of this election. Both the factions seemed to have concluded that
strength lies in their unity. Their signal is loud and clear: “We can no longer be
Finally, a thin majority win by official Congress candidate (first time in the electoral
history of the state) may be an indication of growing consciousness of the electorates
of Arunachal Pradesh. A student of Political Science may call it ‘democratic upsurge’.
We must, however, not remain in an illusion that Kiren’s personality and performance
were solely responsible for his ‘actual’ win. This election, unlike in the pasts,
was driven basically by the power of youths. In the years to come some perceptible
changes may be seen in the nature of electoral politics in the state.
(Dr. Bath teaches in the Department of Political Science, Rajiv Gandhi University.
(The author can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Governor in Tawang
ITANAGAR, July 30: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh, who is on a tour by road
to the western part of Arunachal Pradesh reached Tawang in the afternoon today. Driving
through the monsoon downpour, the Governor, who had a two-night halt at Dirang, experienced
the thrill and breathtaking sceneries en route Bhalukpong to Tawang. It was a first
hand experience for the Governor, who always advocated to exploiting the natural
bueaty in the region through tourism.
On his arrival to the Gate of Tawang, the Sela Pass, he was accorded a warm reception
led by the Tawang Deputy Commissioner, Gamli Padu, SP, Norbu Mosobi, Jung ADC Duli
Kamduk and others.
14km from Sela, towards Tawang, the former chief of the Indian Army pay homage to
Mahavir Chakra awardee Late Jaswant Singh at the famous Jaswant Ghar, a war memorial
raised in his memory. Jaswant Ghar is a place where patriotic emotions of all Indians
find a natural expression.
The Governor, before reaching Tawang stopped at the famous Nuranang or Jung Water
falls. He made suggestion to the senior officials to further making it more appealing
to the tourists and guests visiting the district.
On his arrival at Tawang, he was received by the officers and political leaders at
the circuit house. A cultural programme, depicting the proud Monpa culture was presented
in the evening. (PRO to CM)
CHANGLANG, July 30: The 25 Assam Rifles under DAH Division recently conducted a Basic
Computer Training Workshop for the youth of Changlang.
The five week workshop is the Second in the series of computer training activities
being undertaken by 25 Assam Rifles as part of its commitment towards providing computer
literacy for the youth of Changlang. 30 boys and girls from Changlang were trained.
It was run totally free of cost so that children from lower income group can also
take advantage of this facility.
Colonel H B Gramopadhye, SM, Commandant, 25 Assam Rifles gave away the prizes and
certificates to the children who performed well on this course. Honouring the recommendations
from the local residents, Commandant HB Gramopadhye, SM has assured them that this
course will be run periodically by 25 Assam Rifles, so that maximum youth from Changlang
The parents of these children expressed their profound gratitude to 25 Assam Rifles
for gainfully utilizing the vacation period of their children and educating them
in computers which provides a strong foundation for better career prospects in the
NCP demands re-allotment of post under SSA
ITANAGAR, July 30: Nationalist Congress Party General Secretary Balung Pertin highlighting
the public grievances against poor allotment of AT and JT posts under SSA, at Upper
and Lower Dibang Valley districts said that despite memorandums and demands of the
people for posting of more teachers in the districts the State government allotted
only five seats for both Upper and Lower Dibang Valley districts whereas other district
have been heavily allotted.
He appealed the state SSA Rajya Mission, Itanagar and the state government to re-allot
more teachers posts in the district and look into the partial allotment of SSA teachers
post in the state for the welfare of unemployed educated youths.
The party threatens protest against the partiality if the government fails to allot
more seats immediately.
He further appealing the concerned authority to look into the un-equal distribution
of solar lamp said that MLA Roding Pertin has spent Rs. five lacs for Solar light
from his MLA Lad fund and it has been distributed in his constituency free of cost.
But MLA had issued maximum of the solar light to Dambuk block whereas, the Kangkong,
Bolung, Parbuk, Jia and meka villages were deprived facilities, he added.
Lt. Kachai T. Khunjuju Memorial District Level Football Tournament gets underway
BOMDILA, July 30: Eight teams are on the fray in the third and final edition of the
Lt. Kachai T. Khunjuju Memorial District Level Football Tournament which is played
here at Buddha Stadium Bomdila. The matches would be played on league cum knock-out
The all time favorite and the winner of last year, Charrit Eagles (Blue) of ADC Singchung
Abu Tayeng scored 3-1 over Norgum United Kalaktang after some initial hiccups in
the inaugural match. It is too early to draw any conclusion as to who would be the
winner but the Charrit Eagles (Blue) and the Norgum United Kalaktang are the favorite
contenders for the top slot.
‘Football is such a game, where one’s sportsmanship spirit and endurance is always
at test’ said HMLA Tani Loffa, while gracing
Paying rich tributes to Lt. Kachai T. Khunjuju ; the father of MLA R.T.Khunjuju,
Tani Loffa underscoring the importance of sports, wished that such tournaments be
a platform for hunting talents of the budding players and assured every possible
help to make this district level tournament a state level one.
shifting of Loyalty
ITANAGAR July 30: A veteran leader of 38 (S/T) Pasighat East Nanu Jamoh has joined
the INC party along with her supporters.
Meanwhile, Nowbo Dokam has been appointed as Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee
(APCC) Narcotic Cell.
Former Minister Jotham Toko Takam from 16-Yachuli (ST) Assembly constituency, social
worker Taw Peri, former NSUI general secretary Tanya Boga, have joined the Nationalist
Congress Party (NCP) along with twleve others.
They have expressed full faith in the leadership of NCP National president and Union
Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, NCP national general secretary cum NE in-charge
P A Sangma and Arunachal Pradesh NCP unit president L Wanglat.
48 hours bandh call in West Pasighat constituency
ITANAGAR, Jul 30: The President of the 37th Intellectual Forum has confirmed that
the 48 hrs bandh called jointly by 37th Intellectual Forum and Lego Banggo Youth
Front across the west Pasighat assembly segment from July 31-August 2 next against
imbalance distribution of SSA teachers post in the 37th West Assembly Constituency
will go ahead.
Earlier, it had submitted a memorandum to concerned authority for re-allotment of
teachers post in the constituency but the same was not materialized by the government
within the given time frame.
Chatra Samman Samaroh
ITANAGAR, July 30: The Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti Tezu organized Chatra Samman
Samaroh on the occasion of Mananeeya Eknathji Ranade Punya Tithi at Government Higher
Secondary School Tezu on July 28 last.
Meritorious students from Government Higher Secondary School Chonkham, Namsai Wakro,
Tezu and JNV Mahadevpur were felicitated by the Kendra.
The occasion was graced as Chief Guest by Shri S.K Deori SDO Tezu and Guest of Honour
by Shri S Khandu Principal IGG Collage Tezu and Bishwas Lapalkar Kendra Secretary
Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Nagaland, Principal VKV and other dignitaries. (DIPRO)
Demands on recruitment
process of SSA
ITANAGAR July 30: All Sagalee Students’ Union (ASSU) urged the education department
not to entertain any outsiders applying for coming SAA examination.
The SSA interview which will be conducted block and circle wise should appoint deserving
candidates who are resident of the said block/circle, the union said.
Teachers appointed from outside the constituency under SSA soon leave the circle
after serving for six months to a year, ASSU said and further added that this becomes
the reason for shortage of teachers within 15-Sagalee constituency.
Meanwhile, I-Borum Zilla Parishad Member Taro Modi also urged the concerned department
that first preference be given to candidates who are domicile of the respective circle.
Papum Pare District Youth Association appealed the concerned authority to recruit
SSA teachers on merit basis debarring political and monetary involvement.
“Tipaimukh dam must be scrapped”
ITANAGAR, July 30: It is written on the wall. Tipaimukh dam is now being resisted
from all sides, upstream and downstream, from all communities. The only supporter
remains the government of India and the state of Manipur. From the ongoing 15 years
resistance in Manipur to the mass anti-dam mobilization in Bangladesh to the recent
gathering against the dam in the Barak valley in Assam it is clear that dam must
be abandoned. Only a despot or a dictatorial government will continue with forceful
implementation stated a joint press release by Citizens Concern for Dams and Development
(CCDD), Committee on Land and Natural Resources (COLNAR) and Action Against Tipaimukh
Dam Project (ACTIP).
“It is once again we reaffirmed here that our opposition to the dam remains as firm
today as it was fifteen years ago. We will continue to fight against forceful damming
of Barak river, we will defend against forceful dislocation of our peoples, resist
any attempt to disregard and sacrilege our culture, economy and identity. In the
past we have made it clear that our land and environment is crucial for the survival
of civilizations that has grown with the river. Whether in the downstream or upstream,
lives of all forms, the ecosystem, the economy, culture that has evolved with this
river are critically going to be affected by this huge dam. Any form of compensation,
compensatory forestation or other ‘benefits’ cannot replace what has evolved over
generations” the release stated.
Barak River has now catapulted. As the people of Bangladesh, the communities living
downstream of this imposed dam have every right to demand scrapping of this dam,
the release added.
The Government of Manipur appreciably in the past have twice passed in the Assembly
resolving that they will not allow the dam. But undemocratic processes that rules
Manipur have led to the signing of MOU with NEEPCO, and now with NHPC. The government
have not for once explained to the people what these MOUs are, how they have passed
and how they have changed their position since the Assembly resolution in 1995 and
1997. We urge the government to change its course on this dam, the release added.
On the visit of the Parliamentary Committee from Bangladesh, we definitely welcome
them as representative of our neighbor if they are to come seeking to know more about
the dam. However, we would respectfully urge them to desist any form of agreement
with India. By agreeing to this dam, impacts on the downstream in Bangladesh or in
Assam nor in Manipur or Mizoram will go. We will continue to work with our friends
living in downstream to stop this dam from coming up. We will line up a series of
events if this dam is not being scrapped immediately, the release added.
AWKSU to check
ITANAGAR: All West Kameng Students’ Union (AWKSU) in a meeting has decided to check
on the problems faced by the district on shortage of teachers.
The union said that appointment of new SSA teachers in the district should not be
It also decided to look into the encroachment problems within the district and to
check on all illegal possession of ST/PRC by foreign nationals.
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) vice-president Shilley Sonam and
general secretary Mongol Yomsa have been appointed as chairman and member secretary
of the Youth Congress Ticket Mobilization Committee (YCTMC) along with seven others
The committee has been formed to analyze and mobilize with the party high command
so as to ensure allocation of party tickets to winnable youth Congress leaders from
various assembly constituencies in the state.
The committee will function as a medium between aspirant youth Congress leaders and
party high command in the ensuing assembly elections.
ITANAGAR: Upper Siang District Youth Congress in a letter to the state chief minister
Dorjee Khandu urged that Sibe Mini Hydro Project located at Jeru village be handed
over to Hydro Power Development Geku-Division.
The youth congress said that Hydro Power Development Geku-Division would be successful
in implementing the project as the division has efficient administration.
NABARD training prog.
ITANAGAR July 30: NABARD Arunachal Pradesh chapter in collaboration with Arunachal
Pradesh department of Cooperation is organizing two days training programme for officers
of Arunachal Pradesh State Co-operative Apex Bank Ltd. (APSCAB) on Preparation of
Development Action Plan and Asset Liability Management at Arunachal Pradesh State
Cooperative Union, Naharlagun from July 31.
The programme will be inaugurated by Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner cum Administrator
Arunachal Pradesh State Co-operative Apex Bank Ltd. Padmini Singla.
The objective of the programme is to equip the officers of APSCAB with required skills
for preparing development action plan for the bank and proper management of its assets
and liabilities effectively and efficiently.
We the people of Kamba, especially the dwellers of the capital complex, are very
much thankful to our Chief Minister, the President of the Arunachal Pradesh Congress
Committee (APCC) Nabum Tuki and other Congress leaders, for appointing Gedo Kato,
who hails from Kamba, as the President of District Congress Committee, West Siang
District, Arunachal Pradesh. At the same time, we congratulate Gedo Kato for the
post and wish him all the success for the future.
On behalf of the people of Kamba Residing in the State Capital
Through this daily I would like to extend my sincere thanks to Col. Sanjay Aiyar
of 19 Punjab Regiment of Kibitho, jawans and doctors who took part in a two-day health
camp conducted recently at Gamliang village under Goiliang circle despite unfavorable
weather. It was the seventh successful health camp in a series within a short duration
of three years. Col Sanjay Aiyar was equally enthusiastic to provide all necessary
help and was present during the camp where more than 200 patients of Goiliang circle