The time we were born and time we are in, makes lots of difference but, still our
state is in same stage as it was before. People talk lot about developing our state
and bringing awareness, but the reality is "our state is getting worse as ever".
One person can't do magic, however if CM, ministers, MLA's and other concern authorities
honestly work, they can make things better for ordinary citizens. Every body knows
that corruption is the root cause for backwardness of our state. And I know it’s
easy to talk about this topic but practically things are different. But sooner or
later we have to deal with corruption issues and for this media person need to work
hard. If newspapers publish news regarding corruption, general public will know more
about illegal cases.
I have been readings news for the past 6 years but nothing really interested me.
I request you all to try getting some good news and hopefully next time when I read
Arunachal times, I might find something interesting to know about our state.
Leyu Yeto Kurdu
A message from Anini
Through the medium of your esteemed daily, we want to convey a message to our family
and friends. The message follows: - We are good here at Anini and hope you all are
keeping good too. You all must be worried as much as we worry here. We are unable
to contact you all owing to complete break down in BSNL services. Let us hope, the
BSNL authority will understand the problem of public and abysmal ignorance on its
part and pay heed to the problem and accelerate the restoration work. Anini can be
a synonymous with the word “problem”. The recent problem of Telecommunication failure
has added more to the perpetual problem of power, road connectivity, exorbitant price
and all other compounded problems. Talking about the problems of Anini, we don’t
want to bother you all and our fellow readers more and bore much. We always live
in a hope for better tomorrow, so let’s hope that tomorrow brings a beautiful day
with improvement in every sphere in which Anini is lacking. Longing to hear from
you all soon.
K. L. Wangdi
It is time to act mature
It’s for Arunachal Times, its time you guys act mature. As media coverage means to
speak the truth but on humanitarian ground, don’t speak so bluntly that it makes
nonsense. Some of the news items should be properly edited and some should be not
put frequently. Hope news men will not bring war and tragedy in two loving brothers
by publishing too much.
Bamin Michi, Ziro
Can identity be constructed ?
Yes, Identity is a matter of Construction. The best example of 20th century is that
of the Pakistani identity. Before 1947, there was nothing called Pakistani in this
world. This nationality has been created by the British divide and rule policy. Even
Indian identity is a construction of the British rule. Two first cousins, Ravi Kapoor
and Rashid Kapoor, living on the borders of India-Pakistan are ready to kill each
other today. Ravi Kapoor thinks himself to be an Indian, and Rashid Kapoor believes
himself to be a Pakistani. But the same Ravi Kapoor thinks the distant Dravidian
Tamil man called Karunanidhi to be of the same nationality! This is an example of
how our formal education under different ‘national’ governments has shaped our minds
in a communal way.
Similarly, post 1947, after 15 August, the north-east has seen many identity being
constructed. One of the best examples is the creation of an identity called ‘Arunachalee’.
This is an outcome of the divide and rule policy of the Hindi power lobby in Delhi.
Before 1971, there was nothing called ‘Arunachalee’ in this world. These foresighted
schemes have borne rich harvest for Delhi in the form of inter-state wars in north-east
India for all times to come. If north-east stayed united and formed a strong bond
by now, all the successive prime-ministers of India would have been from this region
with the huge number of representation from this fringe area!
Identity politics is based on emotional exploitation of gullible masses. It is good
that more and more ethnic conflicts flare up in this small land-locked block, that
too when it is resource rich with a hopelessly incompetent people and Delhi dependent
ministries. Indian politicians, corporate, lobbyists, bureaucrats and the intelligence
agencies warm their hands over this ethnic fire in north-east.
Nitish’s victory should alarmed inefficient government
Through your esteem daily I want to write few words regarding, yesterdays Bihar Assembly
Election result, where Nitish Kumar led NDA emerged as winning alliance party.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar led NDA alliance won election because of efficient governance
and developmental activities. During his tenure as CM, he had stressed on development
activities, especially in education sector and working towards improvement of Law
and Order situation.
Literacy rate of Bihar is less than literacy rate of Arunachal Pradesh, but the public
of Bihar had proved that, they want those political parties which focus on effective
developmental policy. If less literacy rate state can choose such then obviously,
higher literacy rate will choose right party in near future.
This is the dangerous alarm for the present ruling government of Arunachal Pradesh
and other state of India. The inefficient government will loose the race of power.
Also I am daily reader of your daily and want to urge you that the last page of paper
Contain lots of picture which seem waste of space instead of that add few local news.
B.Com final year
DNGC - Itanagar.
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
Dabi gives priority on law & order, health & education
PASIGHAT, Nov 25: The Home Minister Tako Dabi has called for strict maintenance of
law and order in East Siang district during a meeting held with the DC, ADC, SP and
Dabi asked the local administration and police forces to apply full strength to eradicate
antisocial activities in the district. The minister said the district is known for
its literacy and achievements and produced many jewels who served the state as leader,
administrator, writer, journalist, educationist and many other top capacities but
the young generation is being attracted to many unwanted practices in the name of
modernization which not only a big threat to the state but it hampers the image of
our forefathers. Saying no space for miscreants, he ordered the local administration
to deal strictly with any unwanted activities.
Dabi also urged the local administration to conduct various progressive seminar,
debates etc in school and colleges taking helps from the intellectuals for a brighter
future of the children of the district.
Stressing on infrastructural developments, he said road connectivity, health service
and power developments are fundamental rights of a civilized society and priorities
would be given by the government. The minister while interacting to the police authorities
suggested them to shoulder responsibilities as custodians of the citizens for safety
and security of life of the people and their properties. He advised to utilize the
services of Scouts & Guides, NCC, NSS etc for better traffic management without hampering
their regular studies. Dabi asked the police to keep constant vigil on drag peddlers
and local pharmacies and stressed for police patrolling in all the sensitive and
risky places to tackle any eventuality and conduct frequent and sudden verifications
of vehicles to minimize the rate of crimes. The minister showing his kindness said
the outsiders who rendering their services in various means for development of the
society should be well protected.
Meanwhile the SP Aloke Kumar (IPS) made aware of the present situation and strengths
of the forces. DIPRO
Habung Gambo Marg inaugurated
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Sadhana Deori inaugurated Habung
Gambo Marg at Paking Hailyang road, Ziro on 20th of this month.
Parliamentary secretaries Nido Pavitra and Padi Richo, academicians, Panchayat leaders,
GBs, students, members of All Nyishi Youth Association and Apatani Youth Association
and large number of general public participated in the inaugural function.
Chief Guest, Sadhana Deori addressing the gathering informed that late Gambo was
not only a good administrator but also very good human being. Special invitees Nido
Pavitra and Padi Richo also recalled the contribution of late Gambo towards society.
During the day cultural program was presented by Meder Nello of various villagers
and students. To mark the occasion Habung Gambo memorial tournament was organized
in which St. Claret College, Ziro emerged as winner whereas Sorang Youth XI was runner
APEDA brings awareness with MEV
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: With its constant endeavour towards giving conservation of energy
a lift, the Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA) is at it again to
create awareness among the common masses on more and more use of new & renewable
energies for the cause of sustainable future.
As part of this initiative, APEDA was a part of Chalo Loku festival here today, coming
up with its Mobile Exhibition Van (MEV), demonstrating several devices equipped with
the vehicle to give tips on the benefits of using renewable energy and enhancing
the know-how of masses on the vast impact of solar energy due to its cost-friendly
and nature-friendly aspects.
The devices that are used in the MEV include Solar Photo Voltaic Battery Charger,
Solar PV Water Pumping System, Bio Gas Plant, Bio Mass Gassifier, Windmill, Solar
Drier, Solar Water Heating System, Solar Distil Water Plant, Solar Light, Domestic
Home Light System (DHLS), Improved Chulhas (based on traditionally used fuel with
fire wood with an enhanced version) and Solar Cooker.
Meanwhile, the IPO of APEDA, T Muri urged upon the people to come forward and make
the use of renewable energy a habit, learning and acquiring knowledge on multiple
benefits of using energy emanating from renewable sources like solar energy.
“By using renewable energy devices, you not only save energy but also curtail expenditure
– in other words you earn while saving energy. The renewable energy sources are not
only available in nature but also economically more viable. Once invest, you only
tend to gain,” he observed.
Lamenting over poor response from people on renewable energy sector in areas like
Tuting and Tawang, the IPO made an appeal to the masses to get sensitized on the
issue citing with the more and more use of renewable energy, they simply stand to
gain the ultimate benefits.
It requires here a mention that the APEDA conducted a similar awareness programme
at Kaying in West Siang district during the celebration of Solung festival in September
Further, Muri informed that the MEV will be in display during the Si-Donyi festival
in Upper Subansiri in coming January next year.
Take a lesson from NDA victory in Bihar: State BJP
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: The Bharatiya Janata Party Arunachal Pradesh celebrated the victory
of BJP-led NDA in Bihar Vidhan Sabha elections yesterday at its state headquarters.
The celebration started with cutting victory cake by former state BJP president,
Kangir Jamoh. Large number of BJP leaders including state BJP Vice Presidents Padmeshwari
Jamoh and Kabak Yabii, General Secretaries Tai Tagak and Dominic, State President,
ST Morcha, Tadar Akap, state general secretary Mahil Morcha, Yayang Bengia besides
other party functionaries and workers of various frontal wings participated in the
The rank and files of the state BJP unit conveyed its congratulation message to its
Bihar pradesh counterpart, the leader of the BJP Legislature Party and Deputy Chief
Minister, Bihar, Sushil Kumar Modi for the victory and extended gratitude to people
of Bihar for their conscience voting for VIKAS over BRASHTHACHAR which is seen path-breaking
before the nation when the nation is reeling under the clouds of several lakhs of
corruptions, scams etc. under the Congress led UPA government at the centre which
prompted the Union government to go for steep hikes in petrol prices that leads
to skyrocketing market prices nation-wide and affects the survival of common man
with the uncontrolled prices rise in the country in the recent years.
The mandate of the people for more vikas has left more challenging tasks ahead before
the new NDA government in Bihar with the UPA government at the Centre, the BJP said.
The jubilant state BJP further said that change of regime could also bring change
and new taste of governance in Arunachal Pradesh. Given the opportunity to people
to judge, the good governance could certainly be enhanced in single party ruled state
like Arunachal Pradesh, the party said adding it is high time people of Arunachal
Pradesh also move forward to give a break on corruption and scams in the state.
“National Integration Week” celebrated
BASAR, Nov 25: A day long programme was organized by ICAR, Arunachal Pradesh Centre
and KVK, West Siang at Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Basar to celebrate the National
Integration Week (Quami Ekta Saptah).
The programme started with tree plantation followed by drawing competition among
the students of different schools of Basar. A symposium on “Save Environment” and
“Women Empowerment” was also conducted on the occasion.
As a Chairman of the symposium, Dr. Rupankar Bhagawati, Joint Director, ICAR, A.P.
Centre, Basar, emphasized on adoption of modern eco-friendly agro techniques and
stretched on women empowerment. Dr. Sachin Shinde, ADC, Basar as a Chief Guest,
highlighted the issues related to global warming and protection of environment.
K. Amudhavalli, Principal, VKV, Basar mentioned the importance of national integration
and role of women in nation building in her speech. As a resource person, Dr. Pranabjyoti
Sarma, SMS, Horticulture; Dr. Moloy S. Baruah, SMS, Animal Science and B. Saloi,
Prog. Assistant of KVK, West Siang highlighted on different issues on environment
and women empowerment. Among the gathering, Principals, teachers and students of
different schools officials of ICAR and KVK and women representatives of various
Farmers’ Club and Shelf Help Groups interacted during the programme. The programme
concluded with distribution of prizes among the students.
GHSS Ziro pip Sainik School Imphal 1-0
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: Govt. Higher Secondary School, Ziro defeated Sainik School Imphal
1-0 in their opening match of the National Subroto Mukerjee Cup Football Tournament
played at New Delhi today.
Nillo Jilley scored the lone goal in 62 minute which later turned out to be the match
winner, according to a communique.
The Arunachal team will play their second match against Bangadeah at MWC Football
Ground tomorrow 3:30 P. M.
According to team coach Pura Talo and manager Koj Tatung, the Ziro team has been
undergoing training for a long time with the guidance of the Directorate of School
Education (DSE). Further, the team has been provided ‘A’ class facility by the DSE
for the first time in the history of Arunachal school games. The coach hoped that
his team will perform upto the expectation of the people of Arunachal Pradesh, the
Society calls for renovation of Capital parks
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: Environment Protection Society of Arunachal Pradesh advocated for
protection and renovation of the parks within capital complex.
The society in a letter to the State Chief Minister alleged that one children park
at Ganga has been converted to commercial parking place and another park at Naharlagun
was on the process to develop it to a commercial place. It said that such act on
the part of department concerned has left no space for recreation for children as
well as public of this twin capital towns. The society appealed to the chief minister
to give necessary directives to the department concerned to stop such practice. It
also urged the CM to issue necessary directives to the department concerned to maintain
all the existing children parks in various districts properly and erect security
fencing to prevent encroachment.
The Polo Park at Naharlagun, once considered to be the most beautiful parks in the
state, has become an abandoned place due to lack of proper maintenance, the society
rued, and appealed for face-lifting the park.
The society, meanwhile, expressed surprise over open selling of meat of wild animals,
including birds in markets of capital towns. It said that most of the meat sellers
were ignorant about Wildlife Protection Act and the punishment involved in it for
the violators. "And majority of the customers of such meat were local officers,"
the society said quoting the meat sellers. It society blamed the slackness of the
authority concerned to checking illegal hunting and killing of wild animals. It however,
suggested for conducting awareness campaign at grassroot level to make public aware
of the need to protect wildlife to maintain eco system.
Donyi Colony win U-19 Inter Club Ranking T20 Tournament
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: Gollo Poul took four wicket to lead Donyi Colony Cricket Club (DCCC)
to a thrilling 4 run victory over Eastern Region United Cricket Club, Tezu in a low-scoring
final match in the U-19 Inter Club Ranking T20 Cricket Tournament played at Naharlagun
Cricket ground today.
Choosing to bat first after winning the toss, the local outfit set a small target
of 60 run before the Tezu club to win. Yari Amas top-scored with a patience 22 runs
from 38 balls while Momar Ori contributed useful 17 run to his team’s total.
Chasing the target, Eastern Region United Cricket Club were bowled out for 56 run
which was 4 run short of the target.Barring Jony Mai, who scored 26 runs, no other
ERUCC players could make a good partnership to propel the team to victory. The team
never really settled into partnership as wicket fell at regular interval and finally
collapsed in the 20th over.
Momar Ori, Sams Alam and Duyu Hanya all from DCCC were adjudged the ‘Player of the
Tournament,’ ‘Best Bowler’ and ‘Best Fielder’ of the tournament respectively. The
‘Best Batsman’ and ‘Best Wicketkeeper’ awards went to Brena Kri of ERUCC while Akhilesh
Sahani was adjudged the "Emerging Player’ of the tournament.
The tournament was organized by Arunachal Cricket Association under the banner of
Board of Control for Cricket India (BCCI).
Training on Commodity Futures Market for officers of Arunachal Pradesh
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: College of Horticulture & Forestry, Central Agricultural University
Pasighat in collaboration with Forward Market Commissions, Ministry of Consumers
Affairs, Food and Public Distributions Government of India organised 2-days training
on Commodity Futures Market for officers of Arunachal Pradesh on Nov 25 and 26.
The training was attended by 33 officials from state department of agriculture, Krishi
Vigyan Kendras (KVK), faculties of Rajiv Gandhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru College,
Pasighat and College of Horticulture & Forestry. The Forward Market Commission, Government
of India was represented by the official of the Indian Commodity Exchange Ltd.
Inaugurating the programme, Dr. B N Hazarika, incharge Dean stressed upon the development
of Arunachal Pradesh through efficient production technology supported by better
The coordinator of the training Dr. B. R. Phukan expressed that the programme would
generate awareness on commodity futures market in India, and also equips the officers
of Arunachal Pradesh to educate farmers to take advantage of this market mechanism
in future. Some commodities like ginger, turmeric, spices are potential crops of
The programme focuses on existing Agricultural Marketing methods, Agricultural Marketing
Risks, Commodity Market Mechanisms, Organisation of futures market, Operation of
futures trading, use of futures market by farmers, Government Official etc.
Agricultural output marketing in India is characterized by high price variability.
This affects negatively on farmers production decisions as well as farm profitability.
Under this situation Commodity Futures Market offers immense opportunities to the
farmers, agri-marketing companies, farmer’s cooperatives, marketing federations,
processors, exporters in the area of prices discovery and management of the price
risk which is inherent in the Agri. commodities.
BJYM accused Centre of maintaining double standard
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: Expressing concern over China’s repeated claim over Arunachal Pradesh,
Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha East Kameng unit flayed the Centre for maintaining double
standard on the issue.
Speaking at a Sadak Sabha at Seppa organized as part of All India Yuva Morcha’s nationwide
Arunachal and J&K bachao rally on November 23, BJYM state president Doni Nich spelt
out the state Government’s mis-governance and the reasons for Arunachal’s under-development.
He also emphasized the importance of handing over the on-going investigation on PDS
scandal to CBI for impartial inquiry.
BJYM national executive member and Arunachal in-charge Navarun Medhi said that the
State Chief Minister’s assertion for a corruption free state has been reduced to
farce as his son is one of the accused in PDS scam. The Chief Minister should resign
on moral ground respecting public sentiment and his responsibility, he added.
West Kameng BJP president Sambu Siongju attributed the rising law and order problems
in the state to unemployment which is an off-shoot of the state govt’s wrong policy.
Earlier, a rally was taken out in Seppa township which was participated by State
and district BJP and BJYM functionaries and they submitted a memorandum to the Governor
through East Kameng deputy commissioner.
The West Kameng district unit of BJYM also organized J&K Bachao rally highlighting
national and state issues, like PDS scam, law and order problems etc. and subsequently
submitted a memorandum to the DC.
Communal harmony day celebrated at Tuting
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: Communal Harmony Day was celebrated at Tuting on Nov 25 to commemorate
the birth anniversary of Late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The main event was organized
at the Government Higher Secondary School Auditorium, Tuting. Apart from hundreds
of school children large number of civil and government officials attended the function.
Highlighting the teachings of different religions in the form of short speeches the
teachers and preachers of Hindu, Christian, Buddhist and Doni Polo faiths professed
that the aim of all religions is peace and harmony. The Principal of the school,
Lego told the children that they must respect the customs, beliefs and traditions
of all faiths, religions and tribes. The Additional DC, Tuting Sub Division H Matcha
said that education is the best means of achieving communal harmony.
In his key note address as guest of honour Col M Pande, told the gathering that
the world is in strife due to intolerance. In our country also, anti social elements
exploit the lack of knowledge and education to cause tensions and disharmony. He
said that Arunachal Pradesh is perhaps the only state where communal clashes have
never taken place and we should strive to maintain this tradition. He exhorted the
youth to be proud Indians, and follow the religion of Nationalism.
The function culminated with a colourful cultural program put forth by the school
children. Adi and Memba/Khamba dances enthralled the audience. This was followed
by a unique display of football skills by two young boys of the school.
Governor for proper representation of Arunachalees
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: Wg Cdr TP Shaji, CO, ASC, Guwahati, along with Wg Cdr Vivek Menon,
EAC Observer and Wg Cdr K Tyagi, CO, ASC, Mumbai called on the Arunachal Pradesh
Governor Gen JJ Singh at Raj Bhavan, here today. The Indian Air Force officials are
here in the state capital for its recruitment rally specifically and exclusively
for candidates from Arunachal Pradesh and for those who completed their matriculation
Interacting with the Indian Air Force officials, Governor implored that since awareness
about job avenues in Air Force has increased now, there shall be better response
for the rally. Gen Singh, while stressed upon the need for proper representation
of Arunahalees in the Indian Air Force, wished them best wishes and success in their
noble effort of providing employment.
Sq Leader S Chakravarty, Central Airmen Selection Board was also present in the meeting.
PRO to Governor.
Ekta week observed
CHANGLANG, Nov 25: The District Administration Changlang observed ‘Kaumi Ekta Week’
from Nov 19 to 25 November 2010 in a befitting manner.
In a function organized to commemorate the final day of the gala week, Changlang
Deputy Commissioner Opak Gao, in his message appealed all and sundry to grasp the
significance of the celebration from the depth and work to uphold unity and integration
of the nation. He informed that the celebration and delivering lecture would have
no effect unless it is translated through action and deeds and feeling of oneness
and Indianness is encouraged.
Earlier, teachers from Green Lawn School, Principal and lecturer of DIET, Student
from Town Middle School delivered speech on life of Indira Gandhi and significance
of National Integration Day followed by the cultural programme performed by the tiny
tots of Holy Rosery School.
The function was attended by all Heads of Office, Changlang, teachers and students
from in and around the Changlang township area. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: The youths of Wancho are organizing All Wancho Youth Awareness
Camp from 5th to 10th January 2010. Various issues to be taken up during camp include
career counselling, health awareness, anti-drug campaign. Also cultural programs,
traditional games and sports, beauty contest and literary acitivities will be organized
as part of awareness campaign.
Parliamentary secretary for urban development, Thanwang Wangham has consented to
be chief guest for inaugural day.
NSS campaign programme
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: NSS special camping programme of Dera Natung Government College
was held on 24th November at government middle school, Poma. Program was conducted
by NSS programme officers Joram Muthu and Agin Taboh. Around 60 volunteers participated
in the programme along with teachers, students and publics of Poma village.
During the camping programme, volunteers constructed flood control wall along the
approach road of village. They also planted 180 saplings of varieties like Bokul,
Acacia and Amla. Red Ribbon Club of NSS conducted blood grouping for around 60 students
of Poma Middle School.
Society celebrates foundation day
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: Kalom Ao Welfare Society organized 7th foundation day cum conference
of All Kalom Clan Tirbin from 18th to 20th November at Tirbin. Rural Development
and Panchayati Raj Minister, Takar Marde attended conference as chief guest.
During the conference a volleyball tournament was organized which was won by Liba
Youth team. Chief Guest gave away winner trophy. He also released a book titled “The
art of writing an application (English to Galo dialect)” written by Pankgu Lombi.
Meanwhile Kala Lombi, Jumpek Lombi and Numi Lombi were selected as president, vice-president
and general secretary of Kalom Ao Welfare Society.
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: The believers of Pentecostal Christian Fellowship Church, Chimpu
will organize a healing and deliverance crusade -2010 near Little Flower School,
Chimpu from Dec 9 to 11. Evan Fenny Stephan Samuel will be the main speaker.
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: T.G. Tara’s 2nd Nyishi film “Annya Nam” will be released in a
function at Nikum Niya Hall, Nirjuli on Nov 27. Local MLA Techi Kaso and Nabam Tadap
would grace the ceremony as the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively. The
film is produced by Techi Tadap in collaboration with Arunachal Artiste Forum (AAF).
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: The All Tai-Khampti Singpho Students Union appreciated the PHE
Minister Chowna Mein, MLA Nang Sati Mein , various other organizations, public leaders
and local administration for providing help to the violence-hit people of the area
during the hours of need. Meanwhile the union appealed the Home Minister to provide
security and safeguard the rights of the indigenous people of the state.
Proper compensation demanded
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: All Nyishi Youth Association Papum Pare Unit has written to Deputy
Commissioner Papum Pare seeking proper compensation for public who will be affected
by construction of Yupia to Potin trans-highway project. Association informed that
many public have done private plantation without any help from department on their
own. However they did not obtain document from forest department and therefore now
authorities are depriving of their right to compensation.
ANYA Papum Pare unit has urged district administration to amicably sort out the problem
and do not hurt the interest of local citizens. Further they have threatened to launch
stir, if administration fails to resolve issue at an appropriate time.
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: All Arunachal Pradesh Government Departmental Labours Union has
urged the concerned authorities to intimate any sort of facility meant for the benefit
of labours to the Union so that benefit reach to the each labour. The AAPGDLU is
a Govt registered organization, the beneficial works meant for the Govt departmental
labours should not be allotted to any other NGOs or Union, it said.
Plea to Govt
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: The All Arunachal Youth Association has urged the State govt to
pressurize the Central Govt for early granting of scheduled tribe status to the Yobins
(Lisus) in Vijaynagar area of Changlang district who are residing there since post-Independence
era. The Association said the Yobins were enjoying the ST status since 1956. But
their named did not figure in the electoral roll of 1980 and they lost their constitutional
status as citizen of India. The Govt should do the needful for immediate restoration
of constitutional status of the community, it said.
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: Prof. K.C. Belliappa, Vice Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University,
Arunachal Pradesh was honoured for his outstanding contribution to education at the
18th Business School Affaire and Dewang Mehta Business School Awards ceremony held
at Taj Lands End at Mumbai yesterday evening.
Dabi visits Army recruitment rally
PASIGHAT, Nov 25: The Home Minister Tako Dabi along with the Deputy Commissioner
Onit Panyang visited the army recruitment rally being conducted by the ARO Jorhat
at the general ground Pasighat yesterday.
While interacting with army officials Dabi appreciated the free and fair recruitment
process and expressed hoped that many Arunachalees would get chance to serve the
To boost up the moral of the participants the minister advised the participants to
keep themselves mentally and physically fit for the future recruitments and disclosed
that recruitment of 4th IRBn would be conducted soon in the state. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: Sango Lomte Foundation has condemned the burning of car of Arunachal
Law Student’s Union General Secretary Kipa Kanam by unknown miscreants. Foundation
has urged government to immediately arrest the culprit so that genuine student activists
like Kanam do not discouraged.
Kudos to Dugi
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization has lauded
Rokom Dugi for winning two Gold medals in the recently held 7th International Wado
Kai Karate Championship at Kolkata.
Rakom won two gold, one each in individual kata black belt open senior category and
Boys 51 to 55 kg senior category.
The organization appealed to the Government to encourage the karateka for further
success in future.
State Govt refutes allegations, rules out illegal coal mining
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: The coal mining activity in Namchik Open Cast Coal Mine at Kharsang
is going on as per the mining plan approved by the Union Ministry of Coal in 2003,
said Finance Minister Setong Sena while reacting to a report of electronic media
alleging illegal coal mining operation.
Refuting the charges leveled by NETV in its recent report, Sena ruled out illegal
coal mining and said that state government is closely monitoring any illegal mining
activities and there is no record of illegal mining in the state. He further clarified
that all statutory clearances like pollution control board clearance, forest clearance
and environmental clearance were obtained from the state and central governments
before starting the mining operation.
Addressing the media persons here today, Sena said Arunachal Pradesh Mineral Development
and Trading Corporation Ltd (APMDTCL), a fully government owned undertaking, is operating
the Namchik Open Coal Mine at Kharsang through the contractor M/s National Mining
Company Ltd, Tinsukia, Assam. The contractor was awarded the work on the basis of
open tender system, he further informed and said that the company is paying regular
revenue to the government.
He also informed that APMDTCL has deposited Rs. 4.78 crore as royalty to the state
government, Rs 48.11 lakhs cess to the government of India besides the Corporation
is depositing central sales tax and education cess regularly to the government.
The APMDTCL has also paid penal compensatory afforestation of Rs 11.48 lakhs, compensatory
afforestation of Rs 19.14 lakhs and Net Present Value (NPV) of Rs 1.36 crores to
the Ministry of Environment and Forest Government of India.
The minister further informed that the APMDTCL is paying regular salary and all other
dues to its employees without receiving any grant-in-aid from the state Govt. The
proposed State Govt’s new mining policy will incorporate the corporate social responsibility
which will benefit the people, the minister informed adding that Arunachal Pradesh
Rehabilitation and resettlement Policy will be implemented in any mining projects.
Regarding alleged health problem of the local people due to air pollution from open
coal mining, the minister clarified that the local people are benefited from the
company as company has set up a medical dispensary with ambulance facilities and
also providing jobs to the educated youth of the area besides other benefits. Regarding
alleged involvement of Guwahati based businessman Ratan Sharma in illegal coal mining,
the minister refuted the charges saying the state Govt has nothing to do with the
businessman. It may be mentioned here that on November 24 the NETV reports alleged
that ‘a circle of businessmen aided and abetted by some powerful politicians of the
state has been making money by unabated striking of coal, posing serious threat to
the state and its people which resulted in rampant plundering of natural resources
and it also a big blow to the state exchequer’.
The reports further said that the open striking of coal at Namchik has been posing
a serious threat to the people living in this entire area for decades and a section
of local people in Longtam I and Longtam II falls ill because of air pollution from
open coal mining.
Governor, CM stress on better road connectivity
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: Good roads are required not only for defense purposes but for bringing
up the quality of life and socio-economic development of the people in remote areas,
said Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh, when Border Road Organization Director
General Lt Gen S Ravi called on him at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar this evening.
While emphasizing on expediting of the road projects under Border Road Organization,
Governor called for proper drainage system along the roads they build. Approaching
in a planned manner is reguired, he added.
Taking up the case of Anini road with the BRO chief, Gen Singh pointed that the people
of the area relay on the road link, but most of the time it is not maintained. We
have to get it through and maintain properly so that people of the area do not suffer,
BRO DG Lt Gen S Ravi, while assuring to look in to the areas the Governor mentioned
said, this year cases of cloud blast have been recorded at many places and which
created obstructions in meeting the targets. It was like Hobson’s choice, either
to meet the target or maintain the roads. BRO chief, who was earlier posted as Chief
Engineer in Eastern Command assured to look into Anini case on priority.
On the road project, Director General informed that unlike broadening of road by
ten meters through out the country, in Arunachal Pradesh it is twelve meters. It
is the reason why it is taking extra time. Any way, all projects will be completed
in time frame, he added. PRO to Governor
Earlier this afternoon, Director General of Border Roads Organization, General S
Ravi Shankar along with Commander BRTF, Chief Engineer Project Arunank and two other
officers of BRO who called on the Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu.
During the meeting the DGBR put forward proposals on various road infrastructure
developments in the state and the problems faced by the organization while construction
of those roads.
Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu urged the DGBR not to compromise with the quality of
materials used for construction of road and emphasized for regularly paying of cess
to the government exchequer.
Lamenting over the poor maintenance of BRTF Roads, Khandu strongly reiterated the
need of better and all weather connectivity to various parts of the state from strategic
as well as socio-economic development point of view. The Chief Minister suggested
for introducing incentives for its labourers. He also emphasized for setting up of
elementary education facilities for the children of BRO labourers which in turn would
also benefit the local populace in the vicinity of the BRO establishments.
The DGBR assured to take up the matter in right perspective.
With regard to procurement of essential commodities for the labourers, Khandu was
of the view that the BRO should take up the matter with the Ministry of Food & Civil
Supplies, Govt. of India so that these items are made available to the poor labourers
at subsidized rates.
While dwelling on employment to local youths, the chief minister exhorted for engagement
of local qualified youths in various technical and non technical sectors of the BRO.
Chief Minister, however, assured all possible assistance from the state government’s
end to the BRO.
The meeting was also attended by Health Minister Tana Byaling and Planning Secretary
Ankur Garg. PRO to CM.
Siram calls for adequate & timely supply of text book
New Delhi, Nov 25: Education Minister Bosiram Siram has stressed on the need of adequate
and timely supply of text books, settling up SCERT in Arunachal Pradesh.
The minister while participating in the 48th General Council meeting of NCERT at
Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi today expressed his concern, unacceptability as well as
hardship due to frequent changes of NCERT based text books.
Siram also called for inclusion of local chapter in national school curriculum, up-to-date
training to key resource persons regarding curriculum, examination reform, CCE implementation,
teachers training, special package for the untrained teachers and opening of more
IGNOU study centre in the state.
The Minister was accompanied by T. Taloh, Director School Education and D.K. Chaturvedi
As a member of general council, NCERT the minister also highlighted the educational
scenario of Arunachal Pradesh and focused on the multi-pronged strategies for all
round developmental of the state in the education sector such as enactment of Arunachal
Pradesh Education Act, project for construction of the teacher quarters, recruitment
of senior and junior teachers through APCS and monitor able parameter under RTE.
While speaking in general council meeting he expressed his gratitude towards constant
support of central government to the state in effective implementation of centrally
sponsored schemes, functioning of NIT, Polytechnic college, establishment of Law
college and commissioning of EDUSAT project in the state.
Later, on behalf of the Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, Siram invited Kapil Sibal,
Union Minister for HRD to visit Tawang. Sibal has agreed for visit Tawang in December,
according to an official release.
APPSC awareness campaign at JNC
PASIGHAT, Nov 25: An awareness campaign on Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission
(APPSC) was organized at Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat yesterday. Addressing
the gathering APPSC member Jathi Pulu elaborated about the essence of the commission
and it’s functioning, free and fair conduct of competitive exams and its evaluation
However, due to lack of awareness, many misconceptions are prevailing in the minds
of the aspiring candidates on the functioning and status of commission, he said and
added that the commission has taken the issue very seriously and determined to minimize
the misconceptions into zero level by launching awareness campaigns in the state.
Responding to all queries of the faculties and students, he cleared many doubts and
misconceptions regarding conduct of exams and recruitments.
Earlier, the DC Panyang said that instead of criticizing the commission or the government,
candidates must try to rectify their odds and added that a person can not criticize
the recruitment processes who is even incompetent to fill-up the application form
The Principal Tayek Talom and Coordinator Dr. Tasi Taloh also spoke on the occasion
and gave their suggestion. DIPRO
Hard work & positive thinking key to success: Swati Sharma
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: Swati Sharma, Special Secretary, Finance, while interacting with
the aspirants of Civil Services Prelims-2011 at Civil Services Coaching and Career
Counselling Cell of Dera Natung Government College Itanagar said that hard work,
regularity, constant practice and above all the positive thinking with firm determination
are key to success in civil services examination.
On the occasion, she inspired the aspirants with several motivational exhortations
and practical tips besides effectively addressing the various queries, confusions
and doubts of the aspirants.
More than 70 aspirants participated the interaction.
It is worth mentioning here that UGC-aided Intensive Free Coaching Programme has
been going on in the library Hall of Dera Natung Govt. College, Itanagar in full
swing since 1st November. The absolutely free coaching is held every day without
any break even on Sunday from 2.pm to 3.pm.
Hard work only mantra for all round development: CM
Chalo Loku celebrated
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: “Hard work and accountability is the only mantra to ensure all
round development of the state” asserted state chief minister Dorjee Khandu while
attending the famous Chalo Loku festival of Noctes of Tirap district at Khonsa today.
Emphasizing the significance of local festivals in tribal society, Khandu highlighted
the benevolence of nature towards the mankind. “Through such festivals we appease
the nature goddess to bless us with bumper harvest, good health, prosperity and peace
on the earth”, Khandu added. He urged the people to maintain continuity of the festival
in order to preserve it from the present trend of modernization.
While categorically exhorting the youths to join the mainland by giving away social
evils like drug addiction, anti social activities, Khandu disclosed about the rehabilitation
packages for such youths and appealed them to avail the benefit.
The chief minister assured to provide fund for construction of a new circuit house
at Khonsa. He committed this while responding to the public memorandum submitted
by the all the elected representatives of Tirap on the occasion.
“With immense hydro power potential in the state, if only half the total potential
is being harnessed, it will herald an era of prosperity in the state”, Khandu advocated.
He stated that the dams will not only control the trend of flood during monsoon seasons
which is a regular feature in the state, it would provide basic infrastructures for
the affected people besides providing free power to the villagers. He further briefed
the gathering about the State’s Rehabilitation and Resettlement Policy 2008 giving
wide ranging benefits to the affected families and local communities. These benefits
are much wider and liberal and pro-people than those laid down in National Rehabilitation
and Re-settlement Policy 2008, Khandu further added.
Dwelling in length on the PMs package, the Chief Minister confidently said that every
penny of the development fund would be utilized judiciously. He cautioned the executing
agencies that if any mis-appropriation of fund is being reported then appropriate
action would be initiated against them. He disclosed about the third party monitoring
being introduced for ensuring cent percent implementation by maintaining complete
He appealed the government employees to cooperate with state government, which had
implemented the 6th CPC despite severe financial constraint. He made it very clear
that there had been no fund released from the centre to implement the 6th CPC recommendation.
Despite all odds his government was the first one to implement the pay recommendation
in the entire north east region, Khandu said. “Development funds are pouring in
but proper and judicious execution of works is the need of hour”, Khandu said while
appealing the local legislators to ensure that all projects are implemented in letter
and spirit so that the fruits of development reach the needy.
Earlier, in his welcome address State Legislative Assembly Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong
highlighted the importance of the festival. He briefed about the customs and rituals
being carried out during the three days long festival.
Colourful cultural show by various cultural troupes from Tirap district were other
highlights of the day.
Finance Minister Setong Sena, Legislators, Kamthok Lowang, Yumsem Matey, CM’ s Advisor
Lobsang Phuntsok former Minister T L Raj Kumar, Thajom Aboh among others were present
on the occasion. PRO to CM
Chalo Loku - one of the important festivals of Nocte community was also celebrated
with traditional gaiety and religious fervor at Tirap-Changlang festival ground,
Senki View, Itanagar today.
The chief guest of the celebration function, MLA Techi Kaso stressed on maintaining
peace and brotherhood among the different communities. Every one should respect the
traditional faith and believe of each other community, he said.
Cultural group from Honkang village of Tirap district presented beautiful traditional
dance on the occasion.