Demand for resuming STS bus service
ITANAGAR, June 20: All Sagalee Students’ Union (ASSU) urged the General Manager, State Transport Services, for early resumption of the bus service to Ompuli, Sagalee and Leporiang from Itanagar, which has been discontinued since the last month, in the greater interest of the people of those areas.
ASSU in its letter to the GM said that the rural poor of those areas have been facing hardship in transportation due to discontinuation of the STS bus service as they can not afford to go for other means of transportation due to their poor economic background.
ITANAGAR, June 20: Anggong Society has felicitated meritorious students of the community, who have excelled in the AISSE and AISSCE class X and XII examinations this year, in a function organized here yesterday.
The five toppers of Class X examination, who were felicitated on the occasion, were selected on district wise basis. Genom Lego of East Siang and Oni Pali of West Siang jointly led the toppers’ team with CGPA of 9.8 each followed by Annkie Lego of Papum Pare (9.6), Tomo Lego (8.2) of Upper Siang and Abing Lego (7) of Lower Dibang Valley.
However, the toast of the evening was Class XII topper Mingkeng Lego (93.6%), son of Purnima Lego and Late Dayut Lego of Roing, Lower Dibang Valley.
A product RKM School, Deomali, Mingkeng also topped in APJEE-
Adi Bane Kebang president Kangir Jamoh, who was also present in the function, lauded all the achievers, especially Mingkeng, for their brilliant results and wished them every success in their future career.
Senior members and elders Dr. N Lego, APCS, Atop Lego, SE, PWD, Dr. Moromor Lego, DDHS, Talem Taboh, EE RWD, Sibo Pasing, APCS also spoke on the occasion and wished them all a very bright career.
The programme was attended by all the awardees along with their parents and members of the society.
ITANAGAR, June 20: Nyapin Sangram Phassang Students’ Union (NSPSU) in a release alleged
that most of the HoDs and other officials serving in Nyapin-
The Union, while condemning the officials for their negligence towards their duties, appealed to the Chief Secretary to direct all those officers and officials to attend offices regularly and discharge duties sincerely.
ITANAGAR, June 20: An association, namely Kuj Anya Men’s Tuj (KAMT) was formed here recently with Toko Umpo, Toko Yania and Toko Yap as member secretaries to bring unity amongst the sisters belonging to Poru Toko family.
ITANAGAR, June 20: All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) led by Achung Yumlam, in a release, today clarified that the name of its secretary general appointed recently is Khya Fancha. In an earlier edition of this daily, his name was published as Acha Binde.
AARGU office bearers
ITANAGAR, June 20: The Alumni Association of Rajiv Gandhi University (AARGU) in its meeting yesterday appointed office bearers for one year, who included Likha Tongum, president, Taw Azu, Nang Helina Mantaw, Prakash Kalita, Nima Dodum, all vice presidents, Nabam Vivek, general secretary.
The Rector of RGU, the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, is the chief patron.
ATSU gets support
ITANAGAR: Tirap Changlang Human Rights organisation” has come out in support of All Tirap Students Union who has called a 24hrs district “bandh” demanding redressal of various problems confronting the district.
The organization appealed to the people living in the border areas of Joypur and Naharkatia of Assam to support the “bandh”.
Meanwhile, the Organization appealed to all concern to give their best for the conducive atmosphere and enable the government employees to come, stay & discharge their duties for the development of the society and the district.
Village road to benefit many
ITANAGAR: The road at Model village cleared and developed by a team of State Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), in long run, would benefit the people of Banderdewa circle in particular and the state as a whole, said Banderdewa ASM Tadar Tayum.
A road stretch of about 2 km was recently constructed by a team of NCP led by its president Ngurang Pinch as part of its foundation day celebration.
This work done by the NCP leaders and members might be an eye opener for others, the ASM said and hoped that the Party would continue to do such noble works in same spirit in future too.
Steps on for peaceful polls
ITANAGAR, June 20: The Bharatiya Janata Party has decided to field a candidate for
The Party spokesperson Tai Tagak said that the decision was arrived to keep up the healthy democratic spirit and practices of electoral politics.
The BJP says that though people are yet to come to terms with the loss, the district BJP has recommended fielding a candidate after a political assessment at the ground level.
The constituency will go to polls on July 14 next after the tragic demise of Late Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu in a chopper crash on April 30.
Pema Khandu, the son of the Late leader has been already inducted as a cabinet minister in the Jarbom Gamlin led government.
Meanwhile, an Election Commission in a communiqué said that the Model Code of Conduct
has already come into force throughout the district from June 14. As per the existing
electoral rolls, the total electors is 6722 with break of Male-
The Commission has decided to use EVMs in the by-
Nand Kishore Gupta, IRS, Expenditure Observer appointed by the Election Commission of India has already reached Tawang.
Destitute Shelter cum Prayer Centre
ITANAGAR, June 20: Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin who laid down the foundation stone of Destitute Shelter Cum Prayer Centre initiated by Deepak Nabam Ministry in Christ at Senki Park Prayer Centre this evening appealed to all the people of the state, irrespective of religion to preserve and maintain the art, culture and tradition and not to confuse religion with culture and tradition.
Addressing the gathering as Chief Guest, Gamlin called upon the people to resolve any misunderstanding amicably and suggested that if any misunderstanding arises within the people of the state, every individual should come forward to find out a long lasting solution so that peace and tranquility and cooperation exist between all tribes of the state.
He further said that there are many religions in the state but within the span of 10 to 15 years, the population of Christian community has increased rapidly, which may be due to the good works rendered by the Christian community toward the society, he added.
The chief Minister while lauding the services rendered by Deepak Nabam Ministry in Christ contributed as sum of Rs 2.50 lakh toward the Destitute Shelter cum Prayer Centre and assured to extend all possible help in near future.
Minister Power (E) and Forest Setong Sena also lauded the Deepak Nabam Ministry in Christ for their services and assured to cooperate with the Ministry for the welfare of the destitute Shelter.
Parliamentary Secretary for Industries, Trade and Commerce Nabam Rebia also present at the ceremony.
Rev. Deepak Nabam highlighted the activities carried out by his Ministry and appreciated Nabam Rebia for his contributions toward the development of the prayer centre.
He lauded the Chief Minister for lying down the foundation stone on the occasion
of the closing day of the three days healing crusade organized by the Ministry from
The crusade was attended by Christian communities from various district of the state and Rev. MK Bapu from New Delhi was the speaker of the three day programme.
He further informed that five-
ITANAGAR, June 20: Arunachal Naga Liberation Front (ANLF) led by Hanglon Nocte and Sepkam Lungphi has yesterday formally merged with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) under the leadership of S.S.Khaplang.
According to a press statement released by the Information and Publicity in charge of NSCN/GPRN, the members also deposited huge cache of arms and ammunition in one of the mobile camp under Changlang district.
“It is unfortunate that, we are divided into pieces and leaders instead of bringing
the family together are today dividing the nation on the lines of tribalism and clan-
Diibo beat Zamra in PK, enter final
ZIRO, Jun 20: Two times champions (of 2008 and 2009) Diibo Sports Club (DSC) defeated
Zamra Club (ZC) 5-
The match was taken to tie-
All the five players of Diibo, who took the penalty shot, found the net while only
three players of Zamra could score. The scorers of Diibo Club were Koj Ebing, Bamin
Tatung, Michi Gambo, Koj Tatung and Michi Yapa and Zamra Club’s scorers were Punyo
Habung, Bullo Gambo and Bullo Lailyang. Bullo Nana’s crucial spot kick, which he
missed, let his team lose. On the other hand, Diibo maintained its all-
Earlier, the match started off on an aggressive note in a packed stadium with both the teams unleashing a series of attack and counter attack in each other’s dent. But neither team was able to score in full and extra time.
Diibo entered the semi-
Diibo Sports Club will meet the winner of tomorrow’s second semi final match between Sojang Lapang Sports Club and Laji Bogia Sports Club in the summit clash on June 24 next.
TEZU, June 20: Located 40 km away from Tezu, the district headquarters of Lohit district,
Baidagum is a small village of 150 souls under Tezu-
The village never saw development run into its doors. It has no road communication, no electricity, no schools and medicals and is completely devoid of modern amenities.
To draw the attention of the outside world on the desolation, All Mishmi Students Union (AMSU) in collaboration with District Medical Office, Tezu conducted a health awareness campaign here on Friday.
Bisip Bellai, AMSU member and chairperson of the health campaign claims that the villagers never heard of any of the government schemes ever being implemented here.
“Our country has celebrated 64th years of its independence. But this village is still living in 17th century. Such is the horrible condition here.”
A social service with help from villagers was also conducted, informs the campaigner.
The medical team was led Dr S Manyu, Medical Officer of Loiliang Primary Health center. He was accompanied by his staff member.
NAHARLAGUN, June 20: The 42nd death anniversary of renowned artist, Kalaguru Bishnu
Prashad Rabha, was celebrated as Rabha Divas by members of the Assam-
Bishnu Rabha was great poet, painter, composer, actor, film director and dancer. He took part in freedom movement after being influenced by Gandhiji in 1930. As a revolutionary he had donated all his inherited 2500 bighas of land to the poor farmers and had worked for the upliftment of his society besides popularizing Vaishnaism started by Srimanta Shakardev.
The programme began with the hoisting of the flag by AASRLSSS president Labanya Rajkhowa and paying of floral tributes to the portrait of Rabha by AASRLSSS adviser Jiyo Jini.
Drawing, quiz and cultural competitions were organized as part of the day. The programme, presided over by AASRLSSS adviser Minoti Riba, was also attended by APBOCWWB chairman Jalley Sonam, Echo of Arunachal editor Nanni Dai, APWWS president Gumri Ringu and other samiti members.
PASIGHAT, June 20: East Siang District Health Society in collaboration with APSDA
East Siang branch organized a two days mega Health camp at PHC Borguli on June 17-
The two days program includes a sensitization workshop for PRI members on NRHM. The
workshop was conducted by East Siang DHS and 30 PRI members participated in it. Altogether
150 beneficiaries turned up during IEC/ BCC camp on maternal-
World Blood Donors day was also celebrated as a part of the health mela. 15 persons including local MLA Ralom Borang donated blood voluntarily on the occasion.
Borang formally inaugurated the camp amidst huge gathering of medical fraternities, Govt officials, PR members, Gaon buras of Mongu Bango and ASHAs of all the villages. While assuring to extend all possible help, Borang urged the organisers to conduct such health mela throughout the constituency for the benefit of rural people.
The DMO Dr. T Taloh also spoke on the occasion and appealed the people to take benefit of such health camp.
Claiming the mega health camp a grand success, the President APSDA (ES) Dr. Perme
informed that out of 279 cataract cases, 12 cataract operations would be done immediately
at the GH Pasighat at free of cost. The beneficiaries of the mega health camp included
122 in surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology -
ITANAGAR, June 20: The Short Term Course for the Academic Administrators (Assistant
Registrars, Section Officers, Accountants, Office Assistants of the Colleges and
Universities) was organized by the UGC-
38 participants attended the course from different parts of the North-
The Inaugural Function held on the 20th of June, in the Academic Staff College Lecture
Hall was presided over by Prof. Rakesh Mohan, Director UGC-
ITANAGAR, Jun 20: A week-
Addressing the participants as chief guest on the inaugural function, Pawan Kumar Sain, Deputy Commissioner, Capital Complex, described the training as very useful and an important issue in our present day service life.
“Stress Management is all about coping with our daily problems or task centered behavior as our own perception, values and attitudes plays a very dominant role in the management of stress,” the Deputy Commissioner said.
He advised the participating officers to maintain a balance between ‘mind and task’
and adopt the soft empowerment techniques to overcome daily challenges. He requested
the participants to impart their knowledge on stress management gained from the Resource
Persons for the benefit of the co-
Earlier, Director (Training) Pema Tshetan, said that this training programme is being conducted for the benefit of officers to reduce, prevent and cope with the stress.
“We should make stress work for our good rather than against us,” he said. The Director encouraged the participants to inculcate the sense of positive thinking and take their work in a holistic manner rather than a burden.
Dr. J.Sahoo, Coordinator of Brahmakumari Centre, Itanagar highlighted the objective and the course content which will cover wide range of valuable topics like, Science of Self Empowerment, Identify Crisis, Value in Personal and Professional Life, Management of Mind, Aiming for Excellences, Anger/Relationship Management, Team Building and Positive Personality Development etc.
As many as 23 officers of the level of Asstt Director, Dy. Director, Jt. Director, Police Officers, Section Officers, Under Secretary are attending the training.
The training is being conducted by ATI with the faculty assistance from Prajapita Brahmakumari Itanagar Centre. Senior Raj Yoga teacher/faculties from Chennai, Mumbai and Guwahati Centers are also invited as guest resource persons.
Aalo, June 20: The remote and picturesque village of Aalo East Constituency, Tadin buzzed with wide range of activities to welcome the village electrification on 18th June. The neatly completed electrification scheme covers 107 households including educational establishment in the village.
Gracing the occasion as Chief Guest, local MLA Jarkar Gamlin said that electricity is the outcome of commitment given to the people and village in turn should make good use of the available benefit.
Urging public and youth force not to be swayed by divisive forces, he said that such
forces are always detrimental and derail developments. Responding to other demands
which includes opening of CO Post, irrigation at Baju, establishment of Medical sub-
Speaking on the occasion, the Secretary Public Service Commission, Huzar Lollen who graced the occasion as Guest of Honour, appealed students and youth force to keep at bay present day vices like drugs, liquor and strive hard to shape up their destinies.
The Special Guest, Er. Modam Jini, Superintending Engineer, Electrical disclosed that almost 100% villages have electrification in the district barring three four villages. Giving useful tips on use and maintenance, Er. Jini said that assets once handed to the people should be treated as assets of the village and proper care should be taken by the villagers themselves.(DIPRO)
ITANAGAR, June 20: While a section of organizations are coming out openly demanding resignation of Health Minister Atum Welly and Chief Information Commissioner Y D Thongchi for their alleged involvement in illegal appointments in the wake of RTI activist Payi Gyadi framing case, many other organizations opposed such demand. They rather pleaded for fair and impartial enquiry into the issues by the investigation agency to unearth the truth.
Arunachal RTI Activist Forum (ARTIAF) chief patron Guruk Pordung said Atum Welly, one of the senior most leaders got into the ministry in recognition of his dedicated service after a gap of considerable period. The people of East Kameng district should appreciate Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin led Govt for inducting Welly in the ministry and extend helping hand to Welly in the development activities in East Kameng in particular and state as a whole, he said.
While clarifying the demand of the Forum for resignation of the minister on moral ground, Pordung clarified that the decision was solely taken by Forum president without consulting other executive members. The Forum president should have consulted its executive members before taking such major decision, he said.
Pointing out the allegations and counter allegations that are doing the round, the ARTIAF chief patron appealed to all concerned that let the investigation agency carry out its own course of action. “There is much possibility that the case may get confused and diluted in midway with constant pressure from organizations through media”, he added.
While condemning the criminal activities in the state like planting of pistol and exclusive materials in the car of RTI activist Payi Gyadi, the Tebw Lappa Welfared Society (TLWS) said that dragging the name of Welly in the illegal appointment by some NGOs is totally baseless and politically motivated.
The Society, however, appreciated KCF and other NGOs for demanding proper investigation into the case. It also appreciated the police force for their tireless efforts to nab the culprits and appealed for impartial and fair investigation.
While requesting the NGOs, public leaders and individuals not to politicize and interfere in the issue, Society also said that law should be allowed to take its own course of action to find out the truth behind the whole episode.
While extending its support to the demand of 9th Chayangtajo Intellectual Forum for arrest of all culprits involved in the Payi Gyadi frame up case, the Bem Welfare Society appreciated Capital SP Chuku Apa and his team for arresting three accused. It further said that the arrested persons should not be granted bail and demanded that the Chief Information Commissioner should step down on moral ground for his alleged involvement in illegal appointment.
ITANAGAR, June 20: An awareness programme on Farmer Club was organized at Jorong
and Old Plon Villages under Khagam CD block, Miao by the Alombro Mayu Yaku Chi Amey
Aroga (AMYAA), a Namphai-
Led by the Goan Burahs and Church leaders, 32 farmers from Jorong village and 10 farmers from Old Plon village attended the programme in which Jangam James and Alisha Mossang of AMYAA were the resource persons.
The farmers were made aware of the advantage of forming farmers club and credit facilities being provided to farmers club by financial institutions and the need of adopting modern technology and equipments in agricultural farming for better return.
In the forthcoming Farmers’ Club common meeting that will be called by the AMYAA (NGO) the farmer club of this village will be official established along with farmers’ club from other villages in the presence of Government officials, bank personnel, public leaders.
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Upgrade educational infrastructure
Thousands of youngster flood to Delhi University to pursue their graduation, after passing class 12th.This year also thousands of students have come to Delhi to seek admission in BA and other streams.
It is beyond my comprehension why youngsters wants to pursue their graduation from Delhi and other metropolitan cities, leaving the best environment in centralised university in Arunachal Pradesh and other north eastern state.
Quality education is being imparted in North eastern states too. Why youngsters are wasting their parent’s money?
If anyone wants to pursue any other professional degree it is considerable but for course like BA, MA one can do it within the state.
Meanwhile, our students from North eastern states are often subjected to racial discrimination. We are often being named by chinky and Nepali. They consider our students immoral and they have in build misconception regarding the women of north east. Many new students are being cheated by auto drivers, hawker, shopkeeper and by many others.
Sexual harassment has increased a lot since 2005, despite creating many help lines and counselling centres for north eastern students.
We need to upgrade our education infrastructure in north eastern state so that our children will not require to come outside in insecure places with high risk to study.
New Delhi, (on email)
Stop dragging the community
In response to the appointments and opposing of ANYA executive member, it’s surprising to read two persons are so eager to serve the society. We have already got so many worthless unions and association in the name of community. Please stop taking the name of community for your personal benefits.
We are fed up!
What is happening in Arunachal Pradesh? Everybody seems busy accusing each other.
Organisations are blooming like mushroom in each and every corner. Activism seems
the new fashion. This organisation that organisation, this is wrong, that is right,
today band call-
Guide the aspirants
As a leading newspaper of the state your daily can be far better if it comes out with a page for students. At this time where college admissions for various courses are going on most of the students are in confusion which courses to join. Since our state do not have the required colleges, students have to go to other states. For that they must know the hospitality of city and about colleges which they are to join. Students who have cleared various entrance tests do not need to bother. But what about the students who couldn't clear the tests?
Your daily can do the best job by helping those students and parents in getting the best courses in best colleges by bringing a page on career issues.
Karnataka, (on email)
Make it easier for us
I would like to congratulate "Director of Higher & Technical Education" for successfully conducting Arunachal Pradesh Joint Entrance Examination fairly and transparently. As the department plays guardian to all aspirant candidate, it should be flexible in all way so that no candidate is left out from taking examination. This time I have experienced and seen that so many students compelled to spent huge amount only to submit their application form successfully. As many Arunachalee students passed or appear their class X/XII examination in other state, so they have to go all the way back to their old school and get attested and seal from principal. This is very much harassing and is punishment for not attending last school in and around capital complex.
If the qualified students are ready to show their original documents later on, so what is the need of attested and round seal from last attended school? For NERIST Entrance, what is required is only application form. Is NERIST lacking some criteria of entrance Examination? Similarly, many entrance examination of all India level like AIEEE, NDA, IIT etc also follow the same criteria as NERIST.
I don't know the idea behind this, but may be they have different reason. Lastly, I would like to request Director of Higher & Technical Education to look into this carefully and please do the needful action for the coming year. Atleast spare the unnecessary expenditure of making duplicate copies of their documents and to and fro journey to their last attended school. Rules are made to be modified in the future for better tomorrow.
Advertise the posts
I on behalf of M.A B.Ed, M.Sc B.Ed unemployed youths would like to know the reason
for delay in advertisement of the 100 posts of Senior Teachers (ST) by Education
Department through APPSC. It is already been a year after announcement for the creation
of 100 post for senior teachers. Delay in advertising for the posts is giving psychological
tensions to the postgraduate unemployed youths who are going to be over-
There are demands coming from every corner of the state for subject teachers. Many Higher Secondary Schools are running without Senior teachers in places like Kurung Kumey, Anini etc. For sake of students academic career the concerned authorities should conduct interview for the posts as soon as possible.
Therefore concerned authorities are requested to look into matter very seriously and also request Education Minister Bosiram Siram for his kind intervention.
Itanagar, (on email)
Let the Land Owner and the Investor decide
This is with special reference to the land acquisition by the government for the
private power developer. There are arguments on non-
I am strongly of the opinion that the Land required for the project should be allowed to be dealt between the Land Owner and the Investor directly. The great "Mamata Didi" too has adopted the same principle in West Bengal.
However I do not know what would be the practical and legal hurdles if the said system is implemented.
Itanagar, (on email)
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