The cash reward of Rs 10 lakhs announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving
information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate
Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be
kept secret. The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006
NCP alleges irregularities in electoral roll
ITANAGAR, Apr 30: Alleging enrolment irregularity in electoral roll in Nari Koyu
constituency, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Arunachal Pradesh unit has demanded
the State Election Commission to issue necessary directive to the ERO cum ADC Nari
to either delete all the new enrolment or conduct re-hearing of claim and objections
of electors’ list.
In a complaint letter to State Election Commissioner (SEC), NCP state unit claimed
that enrolment of voter was made without following the rules and guidelines.
Neither did the authority conduct public hearing nor serve notice at the time of
enrolment, the party alleged.
It also claimed that the ERO cum ADC has not yet published the final electoral roll
till date and new enrolment was still going on in favour of a particular Party even
after April 21 - the last date of claim and objection and new enrolment.
ITANAGAR, Apr 30: CM Mongmaw, Director of Accounts and Treasuries has retired on
Mongmaw joined Directorate of Accounts and Treasuries as the 5th Director in 2000
and served the department for 13 years in that capacity to became the longest serving
Mongmaw was first appointed as Accounts Officer in the first batch of Arunachal Pradesh
State Finance & Accounts Service in 1984. Thereafter, he served the government in
different places of the state as Accounts Officer (now Finance & Accounts Officer)
in the ADC office, Changlang from July 5, 1984 to April 30, 1987; Accounts Officer
(now Finance & Accounts Officer) in the DC’s office, Tezu from May 1, 1987 to August
31, 1990; Treasury Officer, Itanagar from September 6, 1990 to July 31, 1991; Chief
Accounts Officer (now Senior FAO) in the Office of the Chief Engineer, PWD, Zone
II from August 1, 1991 to February 19, 1993, Joint Director of Accounts and Treasuries
in the Directorate of Accounts and Treasuries from February 20, 1993 to June 12,
2000 before finally becoming the Director of Accounts and Treasuries on June 13,
Mongmaw hails from Chongkham village of Lohit District.
RGU student shines in National Workshop
ITANAGAR, Apr 30: The article titled “Flood Hazard Assessment and Management of Digaru
River and its Catchment Areas in Arunachal Pradesh” by Rinkiolu Chai, a Ph.D Research
Scholar in the Department of Geography of Rajiv Gandhi University has won her the
‘Best Poster Presenter’ in the Indian Geophysical Union’s Golden Jubilee Workshop
on the theme “Holistic Scientific Approach using Integrated Geophysical Studies for
the Management of Natural Hazards” held at NESAC (North Eastern Space Applications
Centre), Umiam, Shillong from April 22 to 23.
RGU’s Deputy Registrar (Academic & Conference) Dr. David Pertin termed it an important
academic achievement and congratulated her for bringing laurel to the University
in particular and the state in general.
Society mourns Patron’s death
ITANAGAR, April 30: Jage Sangtam Hemi today deeply mourned the untimely death of
late Lingko Chopo, chief patron of the society, who died on Monday at Chimpu, Itanagar
after prolonged illness. In its condolence message society said that death of Chopo
was not only loss to family but to entire society.
Don’t involve money in politics: AAPWU
ITANAGAR, Apr 30: Reacting at reported involvement of lot of money in current Panchayat
and Municipal elections, All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union (AAPWU) today appealed
to the political parties to refrain from using money in poll campaign. In a release
AAPWU claimed that many poor workers are being lured by candidates in their favour
by offering money. Further it urged the home department to provide sufficient vehicles
for paramilitary force for patrolling in all sectors.
SEPPA, Apr 13: 20 Girls students from KGBV, Bameng located in remote area of East
Kameng toured Itanagar and Guwahati as an exposure tour from April 19 to 28. The
tour was organized by the SSA Mission, Seppa with active initiation of DDSE, Seppa.
Later, after completion of the tour, the students interacted with DDSE and expressed
their happiness for organizing the tour. DIPRO
Assault on RO condemned
ITANAGAR, Apr 30: Upper Nyapin Youth Welfare Association strongly condemned the reported
assault on returning officer incharge Additional Deputy Commissioner Nyapin by unknown
group at ADC office on 26th April last. Terming the incident as barbaric and inhumane,
Association strongly urged the district administration to arrest the responsible
persons and take stern action against them.
289 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
AAPSU demands construction of greenfield airport at Karsingsa
ITANAGAR, Apr 30: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) today demanded
that the proposed Itanagar greenfield airport be constructed at Karsingsa instead
of Hollongi, saying setting up the airport at Hollongi would entail rehabilitation
of Chakma and Hajong refugees.
An AAPSU team led by its president Kamta Lapung and Finance secretary Suraj Tayem
called on Airports Authority of India executive director (planning) Kalpana Sethi
at her New Delhi office today and placed the demand, saying the foundation stone
for the project was laid on Feb 20, 2007 by the then Union Home Minister Shivraj
V Patil. The no-objection certificate from the defence ministry as well as the environment
clearance for the airport was also obtained, while the public hearing was conducted
on Dec 4, 2009, it said.
When the locals were ready to donate land in Karsingsa, located near the interstate
boundary, and setting up the airport there would not require rehabilitation of the
refugees, why was the project’s location altered? the AAPSU team argued, adding that
the ED accepted the request to act in the matter.
The AAPSU, which is spearheading the movement against refugees for the last few
decades, says, it cannot allow their rehabilitation by the state government, “other
than deportation as they are foreigners,” Lapung said, adding, “We can’t facilitate
their rehabilitation in our land where even Indians require permit to visit.”
The team would visit Karsingsa soon to study ground realities, he added.
Forum demands ouster of PCC president
ITANAGAR, Apr 30: Claiming that Koloriang poll violence was due to two tickets issued
by the Congress party for one segment which resulted in death of one Bengia Tamang
during scrutiny of nomination papers, the Koloriang People’s Forum (KPF) today demanded
for the immediate removal of Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) President from the
post on moral ground.
In a letter addressed to INC president Sonia Gandhi, the Forum said that PCC is
responsible for the entire episode, adding that the party has induced to fight within
party by issuing double party tickets in a single segment. It also claimed that
lack of supervision and lack of clear cut working guidelines of the Party is main
reason behind the entire row. Further KPF demanded immediate compensation for late
The Forum also threatened to organize public rally if the party higher authority
does not take action against those responsible for Koloriang episode at the earliest.
‘Ensure free and fair PR polls’
KHONSA, Apr 30: A meeting on model code of conduct for sector magistrates, returning
officers, nodal officers, contesting candidates and their agents was held here today.
Speaking on the occasion, Tirap Deputy Commissioner and DEO Dr Sachin Shinde appealed
the contesting candidates to take the elections sportingly and gracefully accept
the verdict of the voters. He asked the candidates to submit the names of their agents
well in advance adding that last-minute applications would not be entertained. The
DEO said that a documentary proof was sine qua non for any election-related complaint
adding that no action whatsoever would be initiated if there was no written complaint.
Shinde hoped that the ensuing Panchayat elections would be free, fair and peaceful.
Participating in the deliberations, Tirap SP Vikramjit Singh said that stern action
would be taken against the violators of election model code of conduct and urged
all the candidates and their supporters to maintain decorum for smooth Panchayat
Earlier, ADC and DPDO H Matcha in his welcome address asked the participants to be
well-versed with the laid down model code of conduct and urged all concerned to follow
it strictly. Returning Officer Mobia Tai in his briefing read out all the clauses
enshrined in the model code of conduct and said that polling day was of paramount
importance. He urged the contesting candidates and their supporters to co-operate
with the election management for a smooth conduct of the elections. Returning Officer
K. Tikhak who also spoke on the occasion thanked all the participants for attending
the all important meeting.
The meeting was held for Khonsa, Kapu, Dadam and Khela Anchal Blocks. DIPRO
Educational excursion under RMSA
CHANGLANG, Apr 30: Educational excursion within the state, under Rastriya Madhyamik
Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), Changlang district was flagged off by Changlang Deputy Commissioner
Chanchal Yadav at DIET Campus amidst large gathering of teachers, students, parents
and office staff today.
In her speech, the Deputy Commissioner, said it is the first of its kind ever organized
in the district and advised the students to gain maximum knowledge out of this educational
tour. The tour will cover GEO-ENPRO the Kharsang Oil Field, 2nd World War Cemetery,
the famous Stilwell Road constructed during British India in the year 1944.
Yadav thanked Fr. Shoby Simon, Principal, Holy Rosary School Changlang for providing
two School Bus during the excursion.
Sekhum Ronrang, i/c DDSE Changlang informed that18 girls participated from Changlang
district in the state level girl convention at Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy Chimpu
held from April 19 to 23 under the Intervention of Girls Education. The team was
awarded the Championship trophy and declared Champion district in the camp.
The DDSE, said it was a great opportunity for all the children to exhibit their hidden
talent in the field of literary, sports and cultural activities. DIPRO
India, China hold 3rd flag meeting, no headway
NEW DELHI, Apr 30: India and China today held their third flag meeting in Chushul
in Ladakh to resolve the issue of incursion by Chinese troops19 km inside in Daulat
Beg Oldi but the stand-off between the two sides continues.
The meeting between Brigadier-level officers from the two sides began at 1100 hours
and continued for more than three hours but failed to end the stand-off, sources
The Chinese side remained firm on its demand that India should dismantle its infrastructure
developed in Eastern Ladakh which includes some newly-constructed bunkers at key
vantage points and roads constructed close to the Indian perception of the Line of
Actual Control (LAC), they said.
In the meeting, India also made its stand clear that there should be an unconditional
withdrawal of Chinese troops from the Indian territory as per the agreements signed
between the two sides on earlier occasions, they said.
At the Unified Commanders' Conference also, Defence Minister A K Antony took a tough
stand on the issue saying that India was not to be blamed for the incursions as it
was "not one of our creation".
He emphasised that India would take every possible step to safeguard its interest
in the area.
The sources also said that the Chinese troops are still maintaining their tents and
The situation was also discussed at length during a security review meeting Antony
had with National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon and the three Services chiefs.
The two earlier meetings on the issue between the two sides had failed to yield any
outcome and the Chinese soldiers have even started to increase their presence in
the area by erecting new tents and continue to get supplies by trucks from their
unit 25 km from the face-off point. PTI
Petrol price cut by Rs 3 per litre, steepest reduction in 5 years
New Delhi, Apr 30: Petrol price was Tuesday slashed by Rs 3 per litre, the steepest
reduction in rates in over five years.
The fourth reduction in rates since March means that petrol in Delhi will cost Rs
63.09 a litre with effect from midnight tonight as against Rs 66.09 per litre currently.
Rates will vary from city to city depending on local sales tax or VAT.
In Mumbai, petrol price has been cut by Rs 3.15 to Rs 69.73 per litre, while the
fuel in Kolkata will cost Rs 70.35 from Wednesday as against Rs 73.48 per litre.
The reduction in rates in Chennai would be Rs 3.18 per litre to Rs 65.90.
Tuesday's price cut comes after three consecutive rate reductions on the back of
falling international oil prices. State-owned oil firms, which revise rates every
fortnight, had from April 16 cut petrol price by Rs 1.20 a litre in Delhi.
On March 16, the rates were cut by Rs 2.40 per litre and by Re 1 in the following
The price cut announced Tuesday is the steepest since December 2008 when rates were
slashed by Rs 5 to Rs 45.62 per litre. Announcing the reduction, Indian Oil Corp
(IOC), the nation's largest fuel retailer, said that since the last price change,
international prices have declined from USD 116.61 per barrel to USD 107 a barrel.
Rupee-US dollar exchange rate too improved from Rs 54.51 to a US dollar to Rs 54.26.
"Thus, it has been decided to pass on the benefit to customers and accordingly the
aforesaid reduction in the retail selling price of petrol is being affected," an
IOC statement said.
Besides enabling reduction in petrol prices, the falling international oil rates
have meant that the losses on diesel sales too fall to Rs 3.80 per litre from Rs
6.48 on April 16.
Oil firms have not raised diesel prices this month apparently due to Assembly elections
in Karnataka, the home state of Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily. They are due
on May 5.
The government had in January authorised oil firms to raise diesel rates by 40-50
paisa per litre every month till such time that the losses on the nation's most consumed
fuel are completely eliminated.
The diesel price revision was due on April 16 but oil firms skipped it.
IOC said oil firms are losing Rs 3.80 per litre on diesel, Rs 27.93 a litre on kerosene
and Rs 379 per cylinder on domestic LPG.
Oil firms calculate the desired retail price on 1st and 16th of every month based
on average imported oil price on the previous fortnight.
Although petrol prices had been deregulated in June 2010, they have rarely moved
in tandem with cost. This resulted in Rs 500 crore loss to IOC (Rs 1,150 crore loss
to state fuel retailers) during 2012-13.
However, since January, when the government decided to cut subsidises by asking oil
firms to moderate prices in step with cost, petrol prices have moved in sync with
Diesel prices continue to be regulated, but the government had in January authorised
oil firms to hike the rates by 40-50 paise per litre every month till such time that
the entire revenue loss on the fuel is completely wiped off.
Oil firms raised diesel prices by 50-51 paise per litre on three occasions since
Girls yet to feel safe
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention about incident which
happened on 23rd April, at C-sector Naharlagun. I was on my way back from the coaching
class along with my friend in the evening at around 5:30 PM. As we were trolling
back home an unknown guy staring at us commented “Eye contact toh bariya hua hai,
mast hua hai”. We just ignored him pretending as if we have not heard anything but
the guy didn’t stop following us and started using bad word. I could not hold it
anymore and turning towards him asked, “Whom are you saying, why are you using such
language and why you are following us”. The guy instead of going away retaliated,
“Mai Tum Ko Kharid Sakta Hun kya dam hai bolo (I can buy you, what is your price)”.
Frustrated I hit him back aloud, “if you say so then come to my house and talk to
my parents, if you can’t do that then tell me your price I shall purchase you”. Hearing
our loud clash people around us came out from their houses, at this sensing his peril
the guy ran away.
Now the question is, why only the girls are being targeted, are we not human-beings,
can’t we be left to live without fear? Hence, I would like to appeal to all my fellow
sisters to stand against such misappropriate behavior. It is time that we wake up
for today it’s I but tomorrow it may be you. Moreover it is a sincere appeal to our
concern authorities to bring out essential measures in order to drain-out such illicit
Hand over Daco post to APPSC
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of the Govt, and
the Secretary Art & Culture Govt, of Arunachal Pradesh for not including the (6)
six post of District Art & Culture Officer (DACO) in the recently advertised APPSC
Exam. Though, the post of DACO was remaining vacant after the six illegally appointed
were terminated four years back as per the ruling of honorable high court order and
many a times the department was appealed to either handover the vacant post to APPSC
for recruitment or fill up through promotion as per recruitment rule but very surprisingly
nothing sort of any steps were being initiated by the secretary till date.
Now question arises how and on what ground the department did not hand over the vacant
post to the APPSC for recruitment? Their delaying tactics is clearly stand exposed
now. It is presumed that the department may either re-appoint the terminated District
Art & Culture Officer’s or some near and dear one from the Big Bosses will be appointed
to the post. I being an educated unemployed youth of the state appeal to the Secretary
Art & Culture Govt, of Arunachal Pradesh to clarify on the matter urgently but under
no circumstances, any move of the Govt, to appoint any person on contract or ad-
hoc basis overruling the laid down rules will not be tolerated and I appeal to all
the NGO’s and students organization of the state to raise voice together for the
cause of the unemployed youth of the state. We must remember that the time for choice
and pick up and the politics of nepotism and favoritism has gone and we must root
out these thinking from our vibrant society.
Ess- Sector Itanagar,
Please charge genuinely
Through your esteemed daily I would like to draw the fact about TGT syllabus rate
made by department of School Education. I am confused with Directorate of School
Education whether they are planning to make money or retaliating for attack on an
officer or taking advantage of candidate’s need and necessary? I mean to tell about
3 (three) page syllabus of trained graduate Teacher cost Rupees 150 (one hundred
fifty) whereas it will charge Rs.9 (nine) only in market i.e. Rs.3 per page for Xerox/Photostat.
Here I would like to ask concern authority whether this money be adjusted to departmental
fund or in staff’s pocket. It is unfortunate to know that officer and staff is attacked
and warned from frustrated people or sometime for individual need and profit too.
But high cost of three pages of syllabus is also a sufficient provoking element for
poor candidates. Hence, I request to the higher authority to kindly refund the amount
after deducting in genuine rate.
Citizen should feel secured
Through your esteemed daily I would like to put forward my thoughts in front of the
citizens of our state on the issue of security and rising crime rate of capital complex.
Being Indian we all have our rights, but these days the so called rights are being
suppressed due to lack of security of our people in every field and every aspect.
Our authorities seem busy maintaining traffic rule rather than giving security to
the people. Many teenagers are everyday fined for not wearing helmet but will the
murderers, thieves, rapist be punished someday?
Each day we come across new news of murder, rape, robbery and assaults on people.
We don’t want our people to live in their own land with fear. Freedom is what we
got 66 years ago but we are still yet not free from all the sick activities of some
sick people who are not meant to live among us but to be put behind the bar.
But for some people, crime like robbery is the only way to live their life and to
fill the stomach. Govt should create enough job opportunity for the people and am
sure if govt bring down unemployment rate soon crime will go down rapidly. Our govt
must be realy careful in all of these aspects. An appeal is made in a hope of an
action, which our people expect.
"Sustainable development and inclusive growth will not happen on empty stomachs,"
said Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission
for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
"It is unacceptable that in the 21st century, with all of our technological and agricultural
expertise, more than 870 million people globally wake up hungry every morning, try
to find the energy to make a living for their families through the day, and then
still go to bed hungry at night," she added.
First proposed at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Brazil
last June, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Zero Hunger Challenge aims for a future
where every individual has adequate nutrition.
Its five objectives are to make sure that everyone in the world has access to enough
nutritious food all year long; to end childhood stunting; to build sustainable food
systems; to double the productivity and income of smallholder farmers, especially
women; and to prevent food from being lost or wasted.
According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), one in every eight people
in Asia and the Pacific suffers from chronic hunger, and nearly two-thirds of the
world's chronically hungry people live in the region.