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Anshu creates a world record, climbs Mt Everest twice in ten days

ITANAGAR, May 23: A mountaineering history was created when Arunachalee Mountaineer Anshu Jamsenpa (32) climbed to the top of the world for a record second time in 10 days flat. She unfurled the National flag and Arunachal logo at the summit of Mt. Everest (29035 ft) at 05.05 am local time on May 21 and offered a short prayer of thanks giving to Lord Buddha.

A mother of two children, Anshu became the first women in the world to make it to the summit of Mt. Everest twice in one climbing season. She had earlier made it to the summit on May 12.

Anshu was the leader of International Everest Expedition team consisting of 10 members from 6 countries. This was a rare honor for a young female mountaineer from the remote state of Arunachal Pradesh.

A record five climbing members from her team has also made it to the summit which included Ganesh Chandra Jena, Canadian Marie Christine Dube, a Swede Alf Robin Trygg and Churim Sherpa from Nepal.

 In the past two weeks three mountaineers died while on the Mt. Everest expedition. Despite too much risk involved in the Everest expedition, she still took up the challenge and created the record.


New cabinet sworn in, Pema Khandu

makes it to the list

ITANAGAR, May 23: The Chief Minister inducted eleven members to his cabinet on Saturday. The only new face was Pema Khandu, the son of Late Dorjee Khandu, Chief Minister of Arunachal as Jarbom Gamlin retained all the ministers from the earlier Khandu led government.

However there were major reshuffle in the ministry with Tako Dabi losing the Home portfolio while Tanga Byaling was shifted from Health to Animal husbandry and Veterinary. Kalikho Pul, Atum Welly and Nabum Tuki, Setong Sena, Takar Marde were seemingly the major gainers in the new cabinet.


Council of Ministers


1. Kalikho Pul   Finance and Planning, Tax and Excise

2. Setong Sena Power (Electrical), Environment and Forest, Parliamentary Affairs

3. Nabam Tuki   PWD, Urban Development and Legal Metrology

4. Takar Marde  Home, Rural Development  and Panchayat Raj

5. Chowna Mein  Public Health Engineering

6. Atum Welly  Health & Rural Works Department

7. Tako Dabi  Industries and Fisheries

8. Tanga Byaling Animal Husbandry and Veterinary

9. Honchun Ngandam Agriculture and Horticulture

10. Bosiram Siram  Education and Library

11. Pema Khandu   WRD and Tourism


(All portfolios not allocated will be under the Chief Minister)


Perhaps for the first time in the history of electoral politics in the state, that an unelected member was inducted into the cabinet.

Pema Khandu’s inclusion was a foregone conclusion with party cadres, civil society desiring that Late Dorjee Khandu’s family be given a berth in the cabinet. What seems to have helped in making the decision was that Pema has been the president of the Tawang district Congress committee.

A graduate from Hindu College under Delhi University, Pema has been involved in social activities in his home district and was one of the secretaries of APCC.

Meanwhile, there is much anticipation about the appointment of Parliamentary secretaries and state awaits what decision would be taken from the high command. Though there has been resentment about the necessity of appointing parliamentary secretaries as a way to get around the requirement of a limited cabinet, it can still be expected that the new Chief Minister will continue with a large number of Parliamentary secretaries, which perhaps the state does not need at the moment.


Ration shortage in East Kameng

ITANAGAR, May 23: Irregular ration supply has caused hardship to the common people in East Kameng district.

According to All East Kameng Students’ Union (AEKSU), the district has been facing acute shortage of PDS items, especially rice, for the last three month.

As per FCI statement, AEKDSU said, supply of rice had to be stopped due to security fears while transporting it through railways. But the students union rejected FCI’s excuse saying that when cement can be transported through railways to Bhalukpong then why rice cannot be.

AEKSU demanded both the FCI authority and food and civil supply minister to ensure immediate supply of rice to East Kameng instead of making such lame excuses.

Meanwhile, AEKSU has decided to organize a social service on May 29 to mark its foundation day celebration on June One.


Van, tippers flagged off

ITANAGAR, May 23: UD & H Secretary K Kholie on Friday last flagged off nine vehicles, including six Tata  ACE, two Tata tippers and 3 JCV Robot for sanitation activities in the capital complex.

While flagging off the vehicles, Kholie advised the officers and staff of Sanitation to discharge their duties with utmost sincerity to make capital city clean and green.

Highlighting the policies and programmes of the department in respect of sanitation and solid waste management, T Tedir, chief engineer UD & H, assured to improve sanitation activities in all urban areas of capital complex. He appealed to all the citizens of urban areas to cooperate with the department in its endeavour to make their town clean and pollution free. He also advised them not to dump construction materials in designated dustbins.


ANSU calls Capital Complex bandh

to press for its demands

ITANAGAR, May 23: The All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) has called a 12 hours capital complex bandh on May 26 for non-compliance of 48 hours ultimatum given to government on May 19 demanding arrest of Pradip Thakur, a journalist based in Delhi for his questionable write up.

The bandh will start from 5 AM to 5 PM; and media, magistrate, hospitals, pharmacy, ambulance, milk van, security personnel will be outside the purview of bandh.   

The ANSU outrightly rejected the clarification given by the Times of India and the nature of the source that he revealed.

The demands of the Union included arrest of Pradeep Thakur, revealing the source based on which he made the remarks, unconditional apology to the Nyishi community in all leading national dailies, resignation of Arunachal Press Club President for non-publication of ANSU’s press conference and the peaceful protest rally, shifting of The Sentinel Arunachal out from Capital Complex/Nyishi belt.

Reacting to a news item of this daily, the students said that it never dictated the functioning of the press and that non publication of local papers should not be attributed to ANSU. Union has been deeply hurt with the treatment of some of the issue that it has taken up, it said while adding that in no way, it dictated the press fraternity as has been published.

ANSU is a pressure group, by nature of its modus operandi on issues relevant to the Nyishi community employ pressure tactics which should not be taken otherwise, it said.


Many welfare projects in the

pipeline: NEEPCO

ITANAGAR, May 23: The North Eastern Electric Power Corporation, Pare Hydro Electrical project has been implementing various welfare activities under its corporate social responsibility since the last quarter of 2008 and many more projects are in the pipeline,  said project deputy manager (admn), PHEP in a release today.

The release claimed that another pedestrian bridge over Pare rive connecting Lekhi village with Sopo village on the right bank is under construction.  While seeking cooperation of the local people, the NEEPO authorities said 25 educated land affected youths have been engaged in job in contractual basis.

It further informed that Papum Pare deputy commissioner Pige Ligu in presence of MLA Nabam Rebia had recently inaugurated a community hall for the benefit of the people residing in the viscinity of the Pare H E Project.

NEEPCO PHEP claimed that till March 31 last, it had completed 13 welfare projects which included drinking water supply to Jampa and Sopo villages,  community Hall at Doimukh, Rono ground, drinking water supply to Nanpu village, foot bridges connecting Rono and Nanpu villages and Chiputa and Rose villages, minor irrigation channel to Sopo village, labour room and staff barrack  in health sub-centre at Mani village.


AAPSU reacts to TOI report

ITANAGAR, May 23: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union condemned the derogatory remarks by one Pradeep Thakur in the web portal of Times of India.

 “In the backdrop of repeated Chinese claims over the territory of Arunachal and in the distressing moment of former Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu’s demise in a chopper crash and the pandemonium afterwards, the mindless report is extremely deplorable.”

“Governor of Arunachal should read the pulse of the people of Arunachal and take proactive role in communicating the situation here to the Centre so that any omissible incident is thwarted off at the earliest,” it said.

The Union urged the State government to pay serious attention to the petitions put forwarded by ANSU.

“We would also like to appeal to the North East Students Organization to pitch in to help All Nyishi Students Union in getting fair justice from the derogatory remark. It would be better if NESO intervenes and ensure blanket ban on Times of India in entire north east region till the issue is resolved amicably,” it said.

 The Union further appealed to the All Nyishi Students Union to maintain calm and restrain and act as per the law of the land.   

 The Union further appealed to the news agency and media houses to be extra careful while writing or dealing on community and religion in Arunachal Pradesh.


PR, public leaders extends gratitude

on Pema’s induction

ITANAGAR May 23: The Panchayat leaders, public leaders and well wishers of Tawang district have extended their deep sense of gratitude to the AICC President Sonia Gandhi, Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin, AICC and the people of the state for inducting Pema Khandu, son of late Dorjee Khandu, former Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh as cabinet minister in the Jarbom Gamlin’s ministry.

They termed the induction as a true consolation and tribute to the great leader Late Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu.  

“Pema Khandu’s induction to the ministry has come as a succour and consolation for thousands of well wishers around the state”, said Dangsang ZPM Mukto.  

 “We are confident and believe that Pema, who has vast political acumen, will definitely live upto the people’s aspiration and prove to be an effective and efficient minister in the present Government”, acclaimed Ngawang Sempa, BCC President and prominent social worker of Tawang.

 “We hope that Pema will continue the legacy of his father in taking the state to the zenith of development”, Lobsang Phuntsok, Advisor to the Former Chief Minister said.

Sherap, a prominent public leader and childhood friend of former Chief Minister Late Dorjee Khandu expressed his happiness over the induction of Pema in the ministry and hoped that Pema like his father will reach to the poor and needy and serve the society with his heart.


Blood donation camp marksdeath anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi

ITANAGAR, May 23: National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), Arunachal Pradesh in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society organized a blood donation camp to mark the 20th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan on May 21 last.

Many dignitaries including APCC president Nabam Tuki, Sava Dal cadre Usha Pradhan donated blood on the occasion.

Earlier the programme started with floral tribute to the portrait of Rajiv Gandhi by Tuki, MP Ninong Ering, APB&OCWWB chairman Jalley Sonam, national NSUI secretary and Arunachal in-charge Taranga Gogoi and many other senior party leaders and frontal wing office bears.  

Addressing the gathering on the occasion, APCC president Nabam Tuki recalled the contributions of Late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in nation building. He called upon the students and youths to emulate the path shown by Rajiv Gandhi and work with dedication towards fulfillment of Rajiv’s dream of modern India. Taranga Gogoi called upon the NSUI cadres to work in unison for the party and the country as a whole. State NSUI president Kafa Bagang also spoke on the occasion.

Dr Emi Rumi, APSACS project director suggested various health tips as resource person and also called upon the people to donate blood and do the HIV test as precautionary measures.


Show cause notice to CO

ITANAGAR, May 23: The Lower Subansiri district deputy commissioner has issued a show cause notice to the Yachuli circle officer asking him as to why a disciplinary action should not be taken against him as per CCS conduct rule.

Responding to a complaint lodged by one Taba Yatte of Potin village under Yazali police station that she was assaulted and her relatives were also manhandled by the CO during a court hearing at ADC court room, Yachuli on May 11, the DC Nila Mohanan further asked the CO to give reply within 7 days from the issue of the notice, failure of which necessary proceedings will be initiated.

“Such behaviour is unbecoming of an officer especially during holding of a hearing within the office premises”, the DC in her notice issued on May 18 last said.

Taba Chilli, husband of Yatte also lodged an FIR against the CO for allegedly assaulting Yatte  and manhandling her relatives in the court premises.

The FIR demanded for immediate arrest of the accused and his punishment as per law.


Declare Papu  Valley a tourist hot spot’

ITANAGAR, May 23: All Papu-Valley Youth Welfare Association (APVYWA) has  appealed to the  state Govt to declare Papu Valley  a tourist hot spot.

Stating that it has been initiating steps to promote Papu Valley as tourist hot spot, the Association has also drawn the special attention of the Chief Minister to make the valley a tourists’ paradise as it will not only boost tourism sector in the state but also enhance the rural economy.

Meanwhile, the Association also appealed to the All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) and Nyishi Elite Society (NES) to promote Papu Valley and expressed its gratefulness  to the AAPSU president Takam Tatung for highlighting the potentials of the valley as tourist hot spot.


Siram seeks people’s cooperation for successful implementation of schemes

PASIGHAT, May 23: Education and Library Minister Bosiram Siram sought cooperation from people in the implementation of development schemes by the Jarbom Gamlin led government in the state.

Addressing a public meeting at Mirbuk Dere here today, Siram expressed his gratitude to the central leadership as well as Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin, APCC president Nabam Tuki and the legislators for giving him one more chance in the new state Cabinet to serve people and bring in efforts for development of education scenario in the state.

Recalling the efforts and contributions of Late Dorjee Khandu for all round development of the state, Siram assured that all unfinished tasks of Khandu would be fulfilled under the dynamic leadership of the present CM. He said that the Congress government in the state has always been working to fulfill the aspirations of the people and will continue to work in this direction in future too.

Siram advocated for a balanced education in the state.

Education should be student centric rather than teacher-centric, Siram said while advising the teaching community to be sincere, dedicative and punctual in their duties. The minister also exhorted the students to fully utilize the opportunities and various other facilities provided to them by the government. He asked them to concentrate in their studies to achieve the desired goal in life.

Earlier in the morning, the minister inaugurated the upgraded Gandhi and Mirbuk Higher Secondary schools. He informed that around 100 schools would be upgraded soon under RMSA schemes with infrastructure facilities and enhanced teaching staff.

Guest of Honour Onit Panyang, in his speech, urged the school authorities to register their school lands with the authorities at the earliest possible to avoid future complicacies and encroachment problems. He stressed on sincerity, hard working, discipline and punctuality by both teachers and students.

Special Guest Tapang Taloh, DSE, made aware of various educational developments and schemes and projects being implemented in the state under Arunachal Pradesh Education Act 2010 and SSA mission and RMSA.

Member of Parliament Ninong Ering praised Siram for his untiring efforts to bring a change in education sector. DIPRO.


Violation of guidelines alleged in

selection of beneficiaries

ITANAGAR, May 23: The Action Committee of Gram Panchayat, Kamporjo Block-I under Lower Subansiri district alleged gross violation of guidelines in selection of beneficiaries under different central and state govt sponsored schemes.

The Action Committee alleged that beneficiaries are selected on favoritism and nepotism basis by the department concerned without any recommendation of GPMs or GPC of the targeted village and segment. The beneficiaries of  Kamporijo (Block-I) under different schemes such as distribution of CGI sheets by DRDA/BDO or MLA fund, setting up of fish pond, horticulture garden under agriculture and horticulture departments, construction of irrigation channel in a particular area under water resource department are illegally selected/approved without recommendation/approval of GPMs/GPC of the targeted village and segment, the Action Committee of Gram Panchayat said in a release.

Further, while alleging misappropriation of public money with fraudulent means, it said that VEC/school management committees are also constituted illegally and many more works/schemes under NREGA are executed by the ASMs and the concern authorities of Government.

Meanwhile, the committee put forwarded few suggestions to the authority for detection of forgery cases and impersonation by people with vested interest.

It urged the authorities concerned to direct all the HoDs, including the banks through which panchayat schemes/programmes are executed to maintain a register book containing all the list of elected GPMs, especially of Kamporijo Block-I, Raga with their photos and specimen signature. It also suggested not to release any fund or material of any form even after implementation of work before verifying the authenticity of work and proper identification of the beneficiaries concerned.

All the schemes, works, programme etc. including the selection or recommendation of beneficiaries or work site should be selected/recommended, approved and implemented in accordance with the guidelines, the release said and demanded that violators should not be spared on the pressure or direction of the higher authority or influenced persons.


Awareness rally on TSC

ITANAGAR, May 23: The Kera Dadig Multipurpose Society (KDMS) took out awareness procession from PWD colony to Apex bank at Sangram in order to create awareness on the National Total Sanitation Campaign and National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) recently.  

Large number of general public including Govt officers, panchayat leaders, Sangram head GB, social workers, NGO representatives and Anganwadi workers participated with placards in the awareness rally which culminated at PWD IB.

Later the winners of Essay writing competition which was held on May 11 at Govt. Primary School, Sangram on sanitation were distributed prizes in a function at IB.

Among others Kago Habung, Asstt. Engineer, PHED, Sangram division, Dr. Monuj Boruah, Medical Officer, PHC, Sangram, Tai Azad, ADEO, Koloriang, Bamang Kumar, Chairman, KDMS, Principal, Anne Marraim Secondary School,  Bamang Tala, ASM Tamchi Taigh  spoke on the occasion.


Assistance for remote Desali

ITANAGAR, May 23: A two days medical camp was organised at Desali from May 18.

The camp was organised by Hunli Sub-divisional administration with assistance of Arun Jyoti, Abralow Memorial Multipurpose Society, Idu Azo Charitable Society, IMCLS, Idu Mishmi Govt. Employees Association, Creative Health Association, Ezelie Lions Club and the office of the District Medical Officer, Roing.

The medicines were carried on head load by the ALCs from the Sub divisional Headquarter of Hunli to the Circle Headquarter of Desali, through some of the most devastative terrains which include turbulent rivers, steep climbs, and slippery precipices over a 6 hour trek.

A team of doctors comprising Senior Medical Officer, Dr. Okene Megha and Senior Dental Surgeon, Dr. Mite Linggi, from District Hospital, Roing, attended to the medical needs of 258 persons, excluding those who were treated for dental problems. Kebi Pulu from Creative Health Association, Komini Meto and Amuge Misu from AMMS rendered assistance to the team. Representatives of Abralow Memorial Multipurpose Society conducted Water Quality Testing under National Rural Water Quality Monitoring & Surveillance Programme.

The camp was organised during the month of May since most of the diseases happen to appear during the period and then spread, in case of communicable ones, by June and July. These are also the  months when it becomes tough for the people from the area to venture out to Roing, the District Headquarter, for medical treatment on account of the heavy rains and land slide.

In the inaugural function as a chief guest Mama Miso Ex-ASM Desali expressed deep satisfaction over the camp in the presence of GB’S and villagers. This programme would benefit the villagers in a large scale. He also spoke for the early completion of the road which is the life line and connects the people to the main stream for their social economic and educational development . Although Desali is one of the oldest circle and came into existence when the state of Arunachal Pradesh was still a Union Territory it still remains bereft of essential services and facilities  throughout the year. He appealed to the villagers, administration and the top political leaders to render their personal and official assistance to connect the villages by roads. He also requested the administration and social organisations to arrange for this type of camp from time to time to redress their grievances.

The Circle officer cum SDO Incharge Hunli Rakesh Tacho lauded organisations for the generous contribution in procuring medicines for the camp and  Dr. A Yirang, DMO Roing for providing logistical support, the Political Interpreter Yona Mele and the staff of Circle Office Desali for working untiringly.


Fingerlings to 190 beneficiaries

ITANAGAR, May 23: G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development (GBPIHED), North East Unit, Itanagar in collaboration with their local project partner ‘Nature Care and Disaster Management Society’, Ziro distributed about one lakh fingerlings to 190 beneficiaries of the 15 villages from the Apatani Plateau free of cost to promote fish culture and to minimise wild meat dependency.

This activity was a part of GOI-UNDP CCF-II project ‘Biodiversity conservation through community based natural resources management in Arunachal Pradesh’ which is being implemented by the GB Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment & Development in Tawang-West Kameng biosphere reserve (proposed) and Apatani plateau in Arunachal Pradesh.

On this occasion, Deputy Commissioner of Lower Subabsiri district Nila Mohanan was the Chief Guest of the ceremony and about 225 participants were attended including Executive Member of Biodiversity Management Committees (BMCs) and fish fingerling beneficiaries.

While addressing the participants, Deputy Commissioner, Lower Subabsiri district shared valuable thoughts with the community. She stressed upon the sustainable development and mentioned that development is not all about construction of road and buildings only but now it is also about protecting our natural resources, and peoples of the Apatani Plateau have the potential to set example for entire world towards sustainable management of natural resources. Aged old traditions of Apatanis in managing natural resource need to be continued, she added.

Mihin Dollo, Programme Manager, GBPIHED, emphasised upon the participants to cooperate and take a lead role toward biodiversity conservation and sustainable management of natural resources effort initiated by GBPIHED and NCDMS in Apatani plateau through providing alternative livelihoods such as cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants, fishery, poultry, capacity building, etc.

Er. Mahendra Lodhi, Scientist, GB Pant Institute highlighted objectives, overall activities and progress of the project along with brief introduction of the institute.

Rubu Bukar, Chairman, Nature Care and Disaster Management Society (NCDMS), Ziro highlighted the project activities carried out for sustainable management of natural resources and also to minimising hunting.


News Impact

Assistance sought

ITANAGAR, May 23:  The roof top of the Kastruba Gandhi Balika Vidhyalaya  (KGBV) under Siyum circle in Upper Subansiri district has been blown away by a cyclonic storm on May 18.  Apart from destruction caused to the Vidhyalaya, the cyclone also washed away many dwelling houses in Baki village, said Orphan Trust Society in a release today.

The Society  who runs the Vidhyalaya, appealed to the  district administration and education department to  provide immediate financial assistance for renovation of the  school before  the scheduled admission for new academic session from June 1 next.


Tirap SHGs on exposure tour

ITANAGAR, May 23: 19 SHG from Tirap are on a five Days Training cum Exposure Programme to Miao of Changlang District which started on May 20.

The visit is being organized under the aegis of AIDA an NGO based at Dimapur with their Branch Office at Khonsa.

This programme is being hosted by the SANYA SHG of Khasan Jugli Village in collaboration with the Alombro Mayu Yaku Chi Amey Aroga (AMYAA) Non-Government Organization based at Namphai-I, Miao.

The programme is organized with the aim of bringing about a learning experience between the existing and actively functioning SHGs of Tirap and Changlang.

The remaining last 2 days of the programme will be spent in visiting the Geoenpro Petroleum Pvt Ltd and Coal Mine at Kharsang, Block Development Office, Miao and few selected villages under Khagam CD Block Miao..


Clarification by MLA

ITANAGAR, May 23: Kanubari MLA Newlai Tingkhatra disagreed with some comments made against the  MLAs of Tirap district by students organization of Tirap.

Clarifying his stand on the news item published on May 17 issue of this daily, Tingkhatra said that he had been regularly visiting his constituency in particular and the Tirap district as whole to take stock of  the situation.

“On April five I visited Khonsa and interacted with Govt officials at the guest house. More recently on May 12, I visited Launu circle headquarter to see the progress of under construction Govt building and road condition of the locality. I also visited Ranglua village on the same day to select the site for construction of police station,” Tingkhatra said. He also informed about his role and efforts in bringing normalcy to Tirap after the August 2010 incident.

“Being a elected representative, I am fully aware about the ground realities of entire Tirap in general and Kanubari in particular. I am in constant touch with the Government to improve the situation,” Tingkhatra said.


Health mela at Nafra

ITANAGAR, May 23: Sajolang Elite Society (SES) Nafra, in collaboration with Ram Krishna Mission Hospital Itanagar, today organized a free Mega Health Mela at Nafra, West Kameng.

More than 700 patients from Nafra and adjoining villages turned up for check up.

While inaugurating the health mela as a Chief Guest, former MP Kiren Rijiju appreciated the Doctors from RKM, Itanagar and the committee for organizing the health mela.

He said “Medical facilities here is very limited and doctors are unavailable and they usually come when such type of health programmes are organised. So such health programmes are now only the means that will benefit the patients." he said.  Meanwhile, Sajolang Elite Society President Aju Khunjuju, while appreciating the Doctors team for the health mela said that Nafra Community Health Centre has just one Homeopathic doctor and one Pharmacist.

He appealed the state government to provide at least 4 doctors as patient here has  to go outside for better treatment.

DMO Nani Duri who was the Guest of Honour in today's function, requested the RKM Doctors to deliver their best and promised to provide all the useful facilities.


Sports club formed

ITANAGAR, May 23: Pip-Sorang Sports Club was formed in a recent meeting with Prof. Sorang Dongji and Tami Tapik Hake as chairman and secretary respectively for five years.


Tagore Grant Scheme

ITANAGAR May 23: To celebrate 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, the Government of India, Ministry of culture has launched a scheme, “The Tagore Commemoration Grant Scheme” (TCGS) which shall remain open upto May 2012.

Interested not-for profit organizations, NGOs may collect the details of the scheme from the office of the Director, North East Culture Centre, Dimapur or for the same may be downloaded from the Ministry website  www.indiaculture.nic.in .


Unannounced checking

KOLORIANG, May 23: An unannounced checking of motor vehicles as well as inner line pass (ILP) was held at Koloriang today by the magistrate and the police.

25 people were fined for various offences for failing to produce required documents like driving license, Registration certificate etc. A large number of non Arunachalees were also found without valid ILP. This was the second such checking in Koloriang since it was established as a district headquarters.(DIPRO)


Social service

ITANAGAR, May 23: All Aka Students Union East Kameng district has repaired old hanging bridge which is located at 6 km, Bana during its two-day  social service  held on May 19 and 20 last.

The union also conducted cleanliness drive in Bana township and created awareness on health and hygiene during its social service.   


DBJYM advocates for rotation system

ITANAGAR, May 23:  East Kameng district Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha (BJYM) unit appealed to the Deputy Commissioner to introduce rotation system for UDCs/LDCs in various circles of the district for smooth functioning of the offices.

BJYM president Loku Sono in a release today said that it is necessary to improve work culture and ensure punctuality in office by the employees.


Society appeals

ITANAGAR, May 23: Charto Valley Welfare Society Taliha has requested the general manager of the BSNL, Itanagar to post a technical engineer and a chowkidar at Taliha telephone exchange immediately.  It also demanded proper functioning of the BSNL tower at Taliha.



ITANAGAR, May 23: Tamuk Tatup has been appointed as the president of North East Development Welfare Society, Papaum Pare district unit for smooth functioning of the society.


Coordination meet

ITANAGAR, May 23:  Implementation of Right to Education, rationalization of teachers’ posting and timely release of food grains and convergence cost for smooth functioning of the MDM scheme were discussed  in a coordination meeting held at pedagogical cell  of the district on May 20. The meeting presided over by Papum Pare DDSE T T Tara was participated by all principals and headmasters of Govt Hr  Secondary and secondary schools along with RMSA and SSA  district coordinators, APO, ADEOs, BRCCs, CRCCs and other officials.

The  other important topics including mapping/allotment of school land and  students’ stipend were also discussed in the meeting.

Earlier DDSE sought suggestion from the participants while ADEO T Koyu explained the aims and objectives of the meeting. This was followed by reports  submitted by APO E Rumi, ADEO (MDM) T Phuntso and others officials on the various topics.

Many principals and headmasters also suggested various measures for quality education and implementation of educational schemes.

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Competition and the true knowledge

Dear Editor,

I would like to express my opinion about the recent competition in the field of higher education. In India to get admission into a good college one has not only to work a lot but at the same time work smart. If we talk about the prestigious IIT JEE then it is even worse. This time 4.85 lakh students appeared in the exam and among them merely 10000 successful candidates will be able to get into these 15 IITs. Now what about others? Most of them will be admitted through AIEEE and other state level exams. Others will get into different careers in different fields. But one of the disadvantages of such competition is consistent mental stress on the students to perform well in the exams. It is observed that though a student deserves the seats even then they don't get the admission. Nowadays exams in India have become a work of elimination than that of selecting the best brain in the country. The students are just vomiting the facts than understanding the real concepts clearly. That’s why though the IITs are claimed to be the top most T-schools in India they are not doing extraordinary as expected by the recruiters. For that purpose the MHRD has launched the system of CCE to eliminate cut throat competition in board exams.     

The competitive exams have become a reality for the students .One has to do well or otherwise fail. In the coming year it will be even worse. So students be ready to strive. Today's educations are really proving the saying 'survival of the fittest'.


Jim Kamlo

VKV Kuporijo, (on email)



Readers Forum and individuals

Dear Editor,

I would like to share my opinion about the Reader Forum in your daily. I think that general public get chance to expose their views and vision only through Reader Forum. But I have seen in these two-three weeks that some people are taking advantage of this space. But I must also say that through the letters of S.Das and K.Chatterjee we have come to know a lot about the achievement of Rabinnath Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi!

On the other hand, I would like to request the editor please ensure that letters which would benefit all should be published instead of individual war of words.

I appeal the readers to please share opinions on the development issues, corruptions and a vision for progressive society.


Tayor Mize (on email)



Let democracy be the game of who can shout the loudest

Dear Editor,

Apropos of the news of ANSU leadership calling for the resignation of the President, APC, or in fact anyone they find problematic, I congratulate them on demonstrating their profound grasp of statesmanship. I am also delighted that they think that the Capital of Arunachal belongs to one single tribe. These student leaders will most likely become the leaders of the state tomorrow. I am glad that Arunachal will be in safe hands.

But of course, I say all this in sarcasm. If it offends them, I might lose my citizenship of Itanagar. So maybe it is best to shut up my mouth and let democracy be the game of who can shout the loudest.



(on email)



Please stop!

Dear Editor,

We are getting to see on daily basis a letter from Kajal Chatterjee. What does she/he wants to prove by challenging everyone to prove him/her wrong? Does she/he want to prove that she/he is the only one who is most capable and knowledgeable one, be it in democracy or other matters? Readers' Forum page has become a battle ground, and this Kajal Chatterjee is keen on winning, not bothering that many readers are now irritated. So, this is a humble request to Kajal, Please stop!


Popi M.




Include medical science

Dear Editor

This is regarding exclusion of medical science from the Arunachal Pradesh Combined Civil Service Examination syllabus. There are lots of doctors who are unemployed and working in various NGOs and NRHM, even though salary is meager and no security to speak of.

Most unemployed doctors are waiting for creation of the posts in government department.

Therefore I request the chairman APPSC to kindly include the subject.


An aspirant



Where there is money there is way

Dear Editor

In reference to “Give justice to my daughter” I would like to ask the father of the girl that in which world he is living.  This world has changed, now it’s “where there is money there is way”. Don’t expect any justice for your daughter, there is no laws made for poor people. I remember a saying” if you laugh, world laugh with you if you cry world laugh louder.

Today it’s your daughter tomorrow it may be mine, but the rich culprits will walk free searching for another hunt slipping easily out from loop holes of law.

But enough is enough.  Now it’s time to wake up. People of Arunachal, we are can’t be too blind to ignore the pain of this ailing father. I appeal to every section of society to come forward and show solidarity to stop such heinous crime. Boycott such people because your sister, your daughter also is in his radar; let’s show the world what we can do together.   


A Concern Arunachali ,

(on email)



Jobs and avenues are what we want

Dear Editor,

It is appreciable to learn that the Upper Subansiri District literacy mission authority recently organized training programme for the non-literate person in each and every block of the district in collaboration with SIRD, Itanagar. Such policy and programme of government is necessary but in Upper Subansiri I think, in this generation everyone is aware about the need of education. What today we want is job or avenue. There are numbers of graduate and post graduate unemployed youths in Upper Subansiri.

But so far government has not made any avenue for educated Unemployed youth of Upper Subansiri where they can use their knowledge and skill. Due to deprivation there are lots of formation of various association or organization like Upper Subansiri Unemployed Youth Forum, Upper Subansiri Graduate and Post Graduate Unemployed Association (USGPGUA). Who knows, in future there may be formation of Upper Subansiri terrorist group if government do not give right direction to the educated youth of the state. Governments have lots of scheme and policy and programme for unemployed youth but it does not reach to the right person.

Last but not least I would like to appeal DDSE, Daporijo kindly advertise all vacant post of teachers and DC, Upper Subansiri to kindly check those who are holding dual jobs so that unemployed can be accommodated.


T.L.Sorum,  Daporijo

(on email)



Debate on issues

Dear Editor,

It is very unfortunate to single out an individual who is not at all responsible for derogatory remarks made by so called reporter Pradeep Thakur of Times of India, who is sitting there at Delhi. One point I would like to make clear that in a democratic society like us, you can't criticize a person or individual on the basis of mere speculation. So as a concerned citizen, I would like to appeal to all the likeminded citizens to debate on the issue of targeting of press fraternity by any individual or organization in a civilized society like us.

Our civil society should openly debate the issue of freedom of press for the welfare of our society in which media plays a very pivotal role in shaping our future. And at the same time we need to debate on mushrooming of organizations in our state.


Jomdu Dulom




Some confusion

Dear Editor,                           

There is confusion regarding Jarpum Gamlin’s statement that “he don’t know  Pradeep Thakur and never talked to him”. How it could be being the President of Arunachal Press Club.  

Pardeep Thakur should be arrested immediately so that there is no more confusion and in near future no one should make a bad remark against any community be it journalist, politician, government employee etc. Long live ANSU AND UNO.  


Concern citizen,

(on email)



The Arunachal Times

Dear Editor,

Unless I read  Arunachal Times I feel something is missing.

I like more NE news specially related to culture & tradition, economic activity and Development of NE.


Ranadhir Paul, C.A.



Where are the concerned authorities?

Dear Editor,

This is in support of a father’s cry, “Give justice to my daughter” that was published in your daily. First of all I would like to salute the father of the victim, Kangge Pertin for his unfailing support to his daughter. Every daughter needs a father like him. In many cases fathers keep mum for their so called ‘prestige’, not thinking for their daughter’s misery.

Now the question is what our renowned ABK and its Women Wing is doing? What are they waiting for? More incidents to happen so that they can take the cases all together to save their futile time? What about AdiSU and DASU? Collecting donations and calling Bandhs are not only your duties. What about our local MLA, the first IAS officer of the state, at least we expect justice and prompt action from him, to think and act differently, for that matter to act in a better and wiser way than all the others of this state. And most importantly what about State Women Commission which always talks of woman empowerment and sisterhood, when will those encouraging words put into action? Moreover what is the PHED doing? Don’t they have any objection if their employees are criminals, or are they thinking that department has nothing to do with crime? Since everybody is ok with the crime the DC of Roing thinks it better to leave it alone in spite of being a woman herself.

And where have the police gone hiding?

As I was going through his letter my heart was full of bitterness for all the above mentioned people as he clearly wrote that he approached all of them and that no one responded to him. He is going through one of the hardest phase of life and yet he is ready to fight for justice. People like him should be encouraged and helped and not ignored by the ‘to whom it may concern’.

When the victim’s family is ready to fully co-operate with the authorities, why aren’t they taking any action against the shameless and heartless Kirpa Pertin?

Instances like this compel innocent people to take the law in their hands. I can do nothing except request the concern authorities to take appropriate actions before it’s too late, before it happens with me, before it happens with you, before it happens with all the daughters, sisters, wives, mothers.


Api Pertin

Bolung, (on email)






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