ITANAGAR, Oct 22: The high drama enacted by IPS officer Mayank Chauhan today came
to an end with state police clarifying that he was never abducted and entire episode
was stage managed.
Addressing a crowded press conference at police headquarter, IGP Arvind Deep informed
the media persons that Chauhan concocted the whole drama of him going missing along
with the help of his two other accomplishes, namely inspector Mohan Kaye and constable
However when media persons questioned him about what made Chauhan to stage such drama,
IGP Deep refused to divulge more details and said police will soon grill him in this
regard. The special investigation team lead by SP Ajit Singhla cracked the case after
close coordination with Assam and Delhi police.
Giving details information IGP Deep said, “On 16th October 2012, an information was
received at Bhalukpong Police Station from Inspector Mohan Kaye stating that Superintendent
of Police MS Chauhan, who was on his way to Tawang had gone missing from Tippi area
in West Kameng District. A case was registered at Bhalukpong Police Station vide
FIR No. 17/2012 dated 17th October 2012 U/S 365 IPC and a massive operation was launched
to trace the whereabouts of Chauhan. The case was transferred to the SIT at Police
Headquarters and round the clock monitoring was launched.”
“After sustained questioning regarding the suspicious circumstances of the disappearance
of Chauhan, on 17th October Constable Virendra Kumar revealed that Chauhan was not
abducted but was dropped at Tezpur town under instruction of the SP himself. Thereafter
Inspector Kaye also admitted the same. In the meanwhile Chauhan was traced in Delhi
on 21st October by Delhi police,” said IGP Deep. He further added, “Inspector Kaye
and Constable Virendra Kumar also revealed that they were instructed by Chauhan on
16th October itself to fabricate the story that he has gone missing from the Tippi
area. After dropping him at Tezpur town, both Kaye and Kumar proceeded to Tippi area
as instructed by Chauhan and accordingly coined the “alleged story of missing.” When
police grilled them as to why they lied, the duo stated that because of the fact
they had worked with Chauhan for years together at Special Investigation Cell (SIC),
they could not say no to his instruction.
The Investigation team lead by Deputy Superintendent of police J S Yadav and Inspector
Nath had proceeded to Delhi to examine Chauhan in this case. Meanwhile both Inspector
Kaye and Constable Virendra Kumar have been suspended and placed under arrest U/S
365/109/182/193/203/120fBJ/34 IPC for fabricating false evidence, staging alleged
abduction drama and lodging a false FIR, informed IGP Deep. SP Chauhan has also been
charged along with two of them. The state police concluded that as per the preliminary
report, it shows that Chauhan was never abducted. He got down at Tezpur and had proceeded
to Delhi by road on his own.
It is believed that by travelling through road from Tezpur to New Delhi, Chauhan
managed to evade law enforcing agencies.
Surprising everyone, during this entire episode, he never tried to get in touch with
any of his close acquaintance including his own family members. It may be mentioned
here that Chauhan, SP (SIC), Vigilance was relieved by the administration on 10th
October on his transfer to Delhi. Breaking all rules on 16th October, he was travelling
on a government vehicle (Regn. No. AR-01E-6493 Scorpio), driven by Constable Virendra
As per the report, he was on a private visit and it is surprising how an officer
who is already transferred can use government vehicle and also in what capacity the
two APP police officials -- inspector Kaye and constable Virender -- accompanied
IGP Deep also admitted the fact that state police knew about Chauhan travelling by
road from Guwahai to Delhi on many occasion in the past too. The IPS officers usually
avail flight or train facilities to travel and it is questionable as to why he used
such mode of travelling.
This whole drama has brought bad name to the state of Arunachal Pradesh at national
forum and it is time state government take tough action against such erring officers.
Mountaineering expedition team flagged in
CM expresses concern over melting of glaciers in Himalayas
ITANAGAR, Oct 22: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today flagged-in the expedition team
on return after successfully scaling the Mt Gori Chen in Tawang district bordering
West Kameng of Arunachal Pradesh here this morning in a simple ceremony.
A 13-member team under the leadership of Dr K Romeo Meetei had successfully scaled
Mt Gori Chen (6488 mtrs), the highest peak in the Eastern Himalayas on October 9
last after being flagged off from Itanagar by Governor Gen J J Singh on September
Besides mountaineers from other states, the team included Everesters Anshu Jamsenpa
and Tine Mena – both women- of Arunachal Pradesh and ITBP inspector Lobsang Sherpa.
Members of the expedition team came from Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, West Bengal,
Meghalaya, Mizoram, Assam, Jammu and Kashmir and Indo Tibetan Border Police. Five
were from Arunachal Pradesh.
Dr Meetei ceremoniously handed over the flag of the expedition (consisting of the
Indian Tricolor, Indian Mountaineering Foundation flag and Arunachal Pradesh Flag)
to the Chief Minister marking successful conclusion of the 26-day expedition. The
flag would be preserved in the State Museum.
Congratulating the successful team, including 44 year old K N Damo, the Liaison Officer
and Field Advisor of the expedition, who is the Deputy Resident Commissioner (DRC)
at Delhi of the State Government, the Chief Minister hailed the summit as historic,
particularly for the state. As a token of encouragement and appreciation, the Chief
Minister announced to award a cash of Rs 1 Lakh each to the successful team members.
As per records available, this would be the first successful expedition to the summit
in which all the 13 members reached the peak together.
Tuki expressed hope that with this success under their belts, the young mountaineers
would inspire hundreds of youths in their home states to take up adventure sports
in a big way. Mentioning the upcoming National Institute of Mountaineering & Allied
Sports (NIMAS) at Dirang in West Kameng district, he said adventure sports and allied
activities would take a boost from it.
As mentioned by K N Damo in his address earlier the Chief Minister also expressed
concern over melting of glaciers in the Himalayas due to global warming and climate
change. He said that awareness on these disastrous man-made phenomena should be created,
especially by mountaineers and adventure lovers, to save nature for life to survive
in the future.
Earlier, giving details of the expedition through a power-point presentation, Team
Leader Dr Meetei said that the physical fitness of the team members was remarkable.
Despite sudden climatic change the members successfully completed the summit and
returned to base camp as per schedule.
“None of us had any medicine during the entire expedition. This shows the fitness
of the members,” he said.
The flag-in ceremony was also attended by RD and Power (Elect) Minister Tanga Byaling,
Parliamentary Secretary for Sports & Youth Affairs Wangki Lowang, Parliamentary Secretary
for Civil Aviation Jambey Tashi, Sports and Youth Affairs Secretary Indira Mallo
and Director D K Dinglow.
Mt Gori Chen incidentally was originally (locally) called as Gangri Chen, meaning
the ‘Mighty Glacier’, which ultimately got distorted to the present name.
First Catholic shelter for physically challenged children at Itanagar
ITANAGAR, Oct 22: The foundation for the first Catholic shelter for physically challenged
in Itanagar was laid by Member of Parliament Takam Sanjoy and local MLA Techi Kasso
on October 20.
The Asha Nivas shelter will come up at Hill Top, of Itanagar, capital of Arunachal
Pradesh and will be owned and managed by Sisters of Destitute (SD), province Delhi.
The shelter will provide quality care with education facility by SD sisters. Rev.
Fr. Joseph Vadayaparampil said, it will be biggest challenge for the Sisters to run
Asha Nivas shelter for physically challenged. Sanjoy thanked the sisters of SD for
taking up such noble act for the service of people of Arunachal Pradesh and neighboring
state. Assuring his help for growth of the shelter home in future, Sanjoy encouraged
that the Govt. of Arunachal will certainly give aid to private sectors for such noble
cause. He assured to help for the institution in future to come.
Kasso said that “we usually don not pay much attention to those who are physically
handicapped. And, it is good news for the people of Arunachal Pradesh to have such
an institution at Itanagar.
The centre will begin services after the completion of the entire project. President
and Secretary of Arunachal Pradesh Catholic Union were also present on the foundation
stone laying program.
MP & DC visit flood damaged Denkam MIC
PASIGHAT, Oct 22: East Siang deputy commissioner RK Mishra along with Member of
Parliament Ninnong Ering inspected the Denkam micro irrigation canal (MIC), which
was completely damaged in the recent flood, and assured to provide Rs one lakh for
The MP and the DC appreciated the villagers, who carried-out community works for
restoration of the MIC, which irrigates hundreds of acres of paddy fields of Ledum
and other adjoining villages.
Later, Mishra attended a function at Bilat circle headquarters where the villagers,
PRI leaders, GBs apprised the DC of the damages caused to the MICs, agriculture field,
roads, bridges, drinking water systems etc. They appealed to the DC for arranging
adequate fund for immediate restorations and providing relief to the victims. They
also requested the DC to pursue authority concerned for early establishment of a
police station at Bilat and also arrange fund for early completion of the CO office,
security wall and an assembly hall for GBs. The locals appealed that the circle headquarters
has to be properly planned. They also appealed that JNV and polytechnic college be
established here as there are sufficient lands for such purpose. They also wanted
proper town planning to be carried out immediately.
Meanwhile, Mishra said that he was well aware of the devastation caused by the recent
flood. Proper development with long term planning is the only solution, he said.
He assured to take up the town planning process immediately. He appealed all to be
united for development of the area and discouraged bandh culture. Congenial atmosphere
has to be created so that development works can be taken up smoothly and people from
outside will be encouraged to invest in the state.
While appreciating the community feelings of the people, he assured to provide Rs.
1 lakh for utilization for emergency restoration works. The DC committed that he
will take up the issue of police station with the authorities concerned. He also
assured that improvement in drinking water supply would be carried out immediately.
Oni Jamoh, EE (PWD) informed that estimate for repair and maintenance for MMJ road
has been submitted to the NEC and hopefully, fund will be made available. He also
informed that bailey bridge at Ngorlung has been sanctioned and emergency restoration
works at Peneng River has been initiated.
The DC and the team also visited the inter village road Bilat-Bamin and flood damaged
agri fields of Mishing villages. DIPRO
Shaheed Sharaddanjali Yatra
BJP advocates for early solution to Indo-China border row
ITANAGAR, Oct 22: The Shaheed Shraddhanjali Yatra of Bharaitiya Janata Pary to pay
homage to the martyrs of Indo-China war in 1962 culminated at India- China border
at Bumla in Tawang district yesterday.
Over 200 participants from across the country paid glowing tributes and saluted the
thousands of brave soldiers, who laid down their lives in the war while defending
motherland, at the last Bumla War Memorial.
Flagged by BJP National General Secretary Nitin Gadkari at Guwahati on Ocotber 18,
the yatra passed through Tezpur, Bhalukpong, Bomdila, Dirang, Tawang and ended at
Addressing a public gathering at Tawang, BJP North East in-charge, P. Chandrasekhar
Rao said that McMahon Line that divides the two countries was the mother of all disputes
between India and China.
Mentioning China’s repeated and aggressive claim over Arunachal Pradesh and issuance
of stapled Visa for its citizens by China for travelling that country, Chandrasekhar
Rao said that the boundary between the two South Asian giants should be resolved
at the earliest so that the situation of 1962 does not recur. If India and China
go for another war, it will be only because of border disputes, he cautioned. The
government of India should effectively pursue the matter with its Chinese counterpart
and seal the porous border of entire NE States, he said adding that “there should
not be any compromise on the security and territorial integrity of the country”.
Both the former MPs Kiren Rijiju and Tapir Gao, who also is BJP National General
Secretary and MLA, Tapen Siga in their addressed blamed the then Nehru Government
for overlooking the threat from China. They said that the present Congress Government
at Centre has not learnt any lessons from the earlier bitter experiences.
Advocating for initiating fruitful dialogues for resolving the border disputes, they
said that the Chinese had settled its boundary with Myanmar on the basis of McMohoan
“Both the two Asian giants need each other in this fast changing world. The Centre
should effectively pursue territorial issue of Arunachal Pradesh at its best possible
way and in the right earnest.”
While citing mega development package for Arunachal Pradesh -2008, both the former
BJP MPs maintained that the package was announced after lot of struggle over the
reported Chinese intrusions in Arunachal Pradesh during 2005 to 2007, destruction
of Gumpas and military outposts besides staple visas issues. However, lot more have
to be done in the border areas, the party said. The BJP further said that BJP would
make strong presence of Arunachal Pradesh again in Delhi if voted to power.
It happens in the ‘Land of khusi khusi’
As rightly avowed by our late former MP Bakin Pertin not very long ago “Arunachal
Pradesh as the land of khusi khusi” in one of his parliamentary speech is towering
at its peak and we, the so called conscious netizens are tuning it into higher frequency
by being a mute spectator all the time.
How long are we to pretend that we are a self- reliant and tranquil state with all
these daily dose of break fast news of murders and organized crimes and demonic deeds
over riding the peaceful co-existence of our state.
In the recent attack a 14-year old teenage right activist Mallala being shot in Pakistan
is being supported globally by the human rights for her untiring resistance against
the Taliban. Similarly in India Anna Hazare has occupied a seat firmly in the hearts
of all natives, nation wide and the ripples of nationalism propagated in Manipur
by the Iron lady Sharmilla, who has been awarded in the International Forum for her
Very recently the border issue at Lungpin border in Shillong gave birth to another
hero Pynskhem Nongshlong who is being supported by the local youths to “fast unto
death” for their rights. But when it comes to our very land Arunachal Pradesh, the
table turns around, the whirlwind witnessed here is somewhat obnoxious, people just
don’t care about the state, every one is khusi marzi, busy filling their pockets
at all means by both the literate and illiterate class; I won’t say educated, because
the ratio here is sadly quite negligible.
What happens when someone tries to raise voice against the wrong in our society?
-- receive bullet in broad daylight like Tongam Rina, an eminent journalist and
whose shooter is still at loose even after 3 months of the incident. The amusing
part here is that the informer of the gunmen is to be rewarded only Rs 2 lakhs. Who
would like to risk his or her life for only 2 lakh. One can easily earn this amount
during elections time. If paid handsome money then one may at least sacrifice its
life for the family’s wellbeing.
And I am deeply struck with the recent incident of mysterious disappearance of 2008
batch IPS officer M S Chauhan in Bhalukpong, who was the in-charge for the investigation
cell to probe against the 1000 cr gothala in our state. It is another blow to our
state. Jaago janta jaago, for god’s sake speak up the truth.
When it comes to development, instead of harnessing the potential resources, the
contractors, concerned depts and ministers are exploiting it illegally for personal
benefit. May be it is the Kharsang coal mines in Changlang district which was recently
raided with tons of coals discovered by the Assam police in the border of Margeritha
division, Tinsukia or be the pathetic road condition which is nonetheless the moon
craters on earth. For a sound economy, the foremost priority of the state is to have
a good surface roads for all the economic activities like transportation, communication,
marketing etc which is otherwise a bottleneck in the progress of a state. The youths
who are well aware of the prevailing catastrophe in our state are hibernating with
frustrations because half the population is unemployed, with no job opportunities
owing to lack of private enterprises. So, everyone at the mercy of Govt jobs.
Secondly, the teachers job which seems to be very fascinating these days with the
effectiveness of the 6th pay commission. Some of the Govt teachers who are secured
for the rest of their lives fail to render dedicated service and the other half who
opt for private teaching with no option left, earns a minimal salary of about 3500
in private institution, which is the pocket money of school kids these days. Its
really hard to survive on this salary in today’s modern world and the result is,
in both the sides the incentives to teach diminishes, which can be fixed only by
flooding job opportunities in the state.
With all these haphazard in the state, still there are few groups of people who still
believes in a utopian state and the day will soon come when this “land of rising
crime” will succumb to death and the Arunachal will once again be a proud “land of
Guv congratulates mountaineering expedition team
ITANAGAR, Oct 22: Arunachal Pradesh Governor General (Retd) JJ Singh has congratulated
the mountaineering expedition team which made to the summit of Mount Gorichen on
October 9 and was flagged-in today at Itanagar. The team included mountaineers from
Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, West Bengal, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Assam, Jammu & Kashmir
and Indo Tibetan Border Police.
The Governor also congratulated the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs, Government
of Arunachal Pradesh, Indian Mountaineering Foundation, New Delhi and Arunachal Mountaineering
& Adventure Sports Association for the accomplishment.
The Governor expressed his hope that the success of the expedition will open the
floodgates of mountaineering and adventure activities in the state, which has the
longest Himalayan range amongst all Himalayan States of the country. The expedition
was flagged off by the Governor at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on September 23.
Mount Gorichen, which is 6488 meters from sea level, is regarded as one of the technically
difficult peaks of the world to climb owing to its terrain, rock face, avalanche
and crevasse zones and ice wall. In Arunachal Pradesh and eastern Himalayas, it is
second only to Mount Kangto, which has a height of 7050 meters.(PRO to Raj Bhawan)
CM inspects ongoing project in his constituency
ITANAGAR, Oct 22: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki made a sudden whirl-wind tour of his
home constituency Sagalee on October 20 and 21 and took stock of progress of various
under construction schemes/ projects.
Tuki inspected the progress of infra-structure developmental works of Parang CO headquarters
and 30 bed hospital at Pareng. At Sagalee, he inspected the Community Health centre
where Papum Pare DMO S. Ronya urged the CM for upgrading the CHC to a 50-bed hospital
considering the growing demand of the area. The DMO further urged for deployment
of required supporting staff to which the CM assured to look into it at an earliest
The CM made a physical inspection of the ongoing bridge construction work over Pare
River connecting the Govt. Hr. Sec. School and PMGSY Road to Karoi village. Further,
the CM inspected the under construction Indoor Stadium Complex at the school.
While interacting with the teaching staff of the school, he assured to look into
the difficulties faced by them in the school complex. Tuki inspected the ongoing
construction of Multi- purpose cultural hall at Sagalee.
Later in a brief meeting with head of offices of Papum Pare district and local Head
of Offices of Sagalee, Tuki had a patient hearing to various grievances put forth
by the respective HoDs.
Addressing the officers, Tuki urged them to serve the people with utmost dedication
and sincerity as they are the agencies of the Government which make them answerable
to Government as well as public. He expressed his pain and anguish over absenteeism
by officers and staff from their respective places of postings, particularly the
Sagalee. He made an ardent appeal to the officers and officials to inculcate work
culture in them to make the Sagalee a model Administrative Headquarter.
He informed the gathering that 12th Five Year plan has been launched and to have
a best result oriented achievement a proper planning is required from beginning.
He urged the officers to make out a need based policies and programs to give the
maximum benefit to the people of the District and Sagalee in particular in the next
Next day, he made a trip to Langdang village of Leporiang Circle where he inaugurated
the base camp of Sushee Infra-Private Limited which is the Construction Agency of
Arunachal Trans-Highway from Nechipu to Hoj sector.
In a brief interface with the employees of the company, he assured his full co-operation
for early commencement of the construction activities. He directed the District Administration
to conduct Coordination meeting with Highway Authority and Construction Agency to
have a better coordination among them in dealing with the hindrances in construction
works of ATH. Further, he directed the EE, PWD, Highway to start the work immediately
with proper liasioning with District and Local Administration.
The tour was accompanied by Shri Tarin Dakpe, ADC, Papum Pare District, Yupia, Bamin
Nime, EAC, ADC I/c, Sagalee, Toko Babu, PD, DRDA, Yupia, Kapil Dev, SE PWD Karoi
Circle and host of District and Sagalee officers.
Let’s burn the real Ravana
Durga Puja special
Dr. Jayadeba Sahoo,
In today’s life, full of chaos, tension and turmoil, festivals bring a new joy, zeal,
enthusiasm, mutual love and cordiality in our lives. However, in the absence of true
knowledge, we can’t understand the real message behind the festivals and just keep
celebrating them by observing rituals. It is only through the real knowledge revealed
by Incorporeal God Shiva through the corporeal medium of Prajapita Brahma in the
present auspicious Confluence Age that the darkness of ignorance disappears and we
are able to live our lives in a virtuous and value-based manner.
The festival of Dusshera, also known as Vijay Dashmi, is enthusiastically celebrated
every year on the 10th day of Asvina month of the Hindu calendar, all over India.
It symbolizes the victory of good over evil and truth over falsehood. Dussehra marks
the beginning of the festive season, extending up to twenty days till Diwali, which
is another largely celebrated festival. Dussehra is celebrated by burning the effigies
of the ten-headed devil Ravana, who was believed to be the King of Lanka. The world
is totally ignorant about the presence of Ravana in the human beings.
As per great Hindu scripture Ramayana, it is said that Ravana, who, despite being
a very ardent devotee of God Shiva, had abducted Rama’s wife Sita, mainly because
of his ego and vice of sex-lust. Later, Rama with the help of an army of monkeys
(Vanar Sena), fought a war with Ravana and killed him. According to Godly knowledge
revealed by God Shiva, the legends mostly bear symbolic significance, relating to
the present Confluence Age.
Otherwise, it is impossible for any human being to have ten heads. The mystery behind
the same aspect is very clearly explained by Him that in the present Kaliyuga, all
human beings are inflicted by Ravana, i.e., five vices (Sex-Lust, Anger, Greed, Attachment
and Ego). That is why Ravana is shown to have ten heads, i.e., symbols of five vices
each in men and women. In Sanskrit also, Dussehra means taking away of ten vices.
Thus, Ravana is more of a symbol of these vices rather than a historical figure.
Dussehra symbolizes the burning of these vices from their root, which is possible
only when we, the souls who have become vicious and sinful because of body-consciousness,
birth after birth since Dwapur Yuga and because of ignorance of true knowledge, are
enlightened by Almighty God Shiva with these very aspects. Incorporeal God is also
known as Paramatma Ram, who is different from Shri Ram of Ramayana fame. However,
in ignorance of the true identity of God, we have called Him omnipresent, and thus,
abused Him, because by calling Him omnipresent we have assumed that He is present
in all the creatures, such as animals, birds, insects etc. In fact, God Shiva is
bestowing on us the real Gita Knowledge. Through His Gyan Murli, i.e., the flute
of knowledge, He gives us the most elevated Shirmat, i.e., Godly advice. He tells
us various codes of conducts, which we must abide by at all costs.
However, if we cross this ‘Line of Control’, which is referred to as ‘Lakshman Rekha’
in Ramayana, we souls, who are Ram’s true Sitas, are put in the cage of Ravana or
vices, which is referred to as Shoka Vatika. Thus, the mention of Sita being detained
by Ravana is also the symbolic reference of the fact that in this old vicious world
all souls are influenced by Ravana. Seeing us in such a distressed and impure state,
God Shiva reincarnates, bestows on us His most elevated Godly knowledge and, thus,
liberates us from Shoka Vatika of Ravana and takes us to the Ashoka Vatika, i.e.
Golden Age for 21 births.
The ever-increasing influence of these deeply rooted five vices and their progeny
such as jealousy, cunningness, laziness, carelessness etc. can be evidenced from
the increasing size of effigies of Ravana which are burnt every year. This proves
that despite burning Ravana’s effigies every year, we have failed to burn the real
Ravana. This is evidenced by innumerable nuclear weapons and missiles which have
been invented by various nations to destroy the enemy countries. According to Godly
knowledge, nuclear wars, natural calamities and civil wars become instrumental in
the great transformation of the old, vicious, dirty Kaliyugi world. And, in order
to give us our birthright of liberation and fruition, He takes the help of us children,
who before receiving this Godly knowledge were so vicious and sinful like monkeys.
Monkey is such an animal who possesses all the five vices at extreme, more than any
other creature. The same fact has been mentioned apparently in Ramayana that in order
to kill Ravana, Rama had taken the help of an army of monkeys. We must introspect
and try to find out the reason why despite celebrating these festivals year after
year, we haven’t become viceless or pure? Why even after reading these sacred scriptures
a number of times, our minds and intellects are still polluted and we keep on doing
misdeeds day after day. Let’s understand that God has given us the slogan, “World
Transformation through Self Transformation.”
Quarrels, fights and confrontations have literally become the accepted norms of the
day even for petty matters. Not even a single person is happy and peaceful. The cremation
of the 5 vices, as mentioned earlier, will be the real celebration of Dusshera. This
can only be possible if we attain Godly knowledge, i. e, know the self and God, and
practise Rajyoga meditation. Through meditation one can establish the strong link
with Incorporeal God Shiva whom we lovingly call Shiv Baba. He is a point of light.
God also says that charity begins at home. If I want to change the world, I need
to change myself first. In view of the signals from the pathetic conditions of the
world including nature, people etc., it can be inferred that destruction is round
the corner. So, very less time has been left before we make our final journey to
our Sweet Silence Home, i.e., Incorporeal World, for which we must all need to put
in our best efforts to burn our past sins and misdeeds through God’s loving and powerful
remembrance and thus become viceless and pure.
But this destruction will be followed by the establishment of new world – Golden
Age or Paradise, where everything will be pure and fresh. So, in order to be part
of the new civilization, let’s pledge on this Dussehra, to forge all relationships
with God and burn the vicious Ravana from our mind and intellect completely, and
thus, become entitled to our God Fatherly birthright of Golden Age for 21 births.
This will be celebrating Dusshera in the real sense. (The writer is a Faculty, Brahma
Kumaris, RERF, Itanagar & Professor & Head, Dept. of Education, Rajiv Gandhi Central
University, Rono Hills)
Cash reward stands
ITANAGAR, Oct 22: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh 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
Seminar on ‘organs of government’
ITANAGAR, Oct 22: The department of Political Science, Saint Claret College, Ziro,
organized the annual departmental Seminar on the topic “Organs of Government”.
The seminar dealt at length on various aspects of the government in a democratic
state mainly their organization, roles and functions.
Dr. A.K. Mishra, Head of the Department, political science, in his keynote address
highlighted the role of the youth in a democratic nation and encouraged the students
to contribute for the smooth functioning of the democracy.
Wangcha Rajkumar Government College, Deomali attended the seminar as a resource person.
Six students from the Department of Political Science presented papers on the three
Organs of Government namely, Legislature, Executive and Judiciary.
LDV dist chess tourney
ITANAGAR, Oct 22: Lower Dibang Valley District Chess Association would conduct the
District Chess Tournament on November 10 and 11 at Roing.
The Tournament would be held for Under 10 years, Under 15 years. Under 19 years and
ITANAGAR, Oct 23: A seven days “Healing Crusade-cum Rajyoga Meditation Training Camp”
will be held from 24th October onwards (morning and evening) at Brahma Kumaris RajaYoga
Center premises Bank Tinali, Itanagar and Banderdewa. Programme is free to all and
comprised of ancient Indian spiritual wisdom, specially 5000 Year old guided Rajyoga
Meditation and Neurobic Exercises, Basic Yoga Asanas and Breathing Exercises
i.e. Pranayam, Art of Positive Thinking, etc.
Festival should be a platform for communal harmony: Sonam
ITANAGAR, Oct 22: Hundreds of devotees have thronged the Puja Pandal in Capital complex
including Nirjuli, Doimukh, Naharlagun and Itanagar and offered obeisance to Goddess
Durga on the day of Mahastami today.
While unveiling the Puja programme organized by Prajapita Brahmakumaris Ishwariya
Vishwa Vidhyalaya, Raj Yoga mediation centre-Nirjuli on Sunday at Nirjuli, Arunachal
Pradesh Buildings & Other Construction Workers Welfare Board Chairman Jalley Sonam
said every religious festival should be a platform to promote peace and harmony among
the people of the country. He added that every religion is equal and should be treated
equally so that communal harmony is always there. Sonam further lauded the Brahmakumaris
for maintaining purity in their thoughts, words and deeds not only for self-development
but for development of whole mankind across the world.
Army recruitment rally at Tezu
NAHARLAGUN, Oct 22: Army Recruiting Office, Jorhat would conduct a Recruitment Rally
at Tezu in Lohit district from December 3 to 5 next for recruitment of of male candidates
in Soldier General Duty.
The rally would be conducted for all the districts of Arunachal Pradesh. Ex- Servicemen
from all states of NE region will also be re- enrolled for DSC during the rally.
The rally will be held for Lohit, Anjaw, Lower Dibang Valley, Dibang Valley, Upper
Siang and East Siang districts on December 3, Upper Subansiri, Lower Subansiri, Papumpare,
Tawang, East Kameng, West Kameng, Kurung Kumey and West Siang districts on December
4 and Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts on December 5.
The CEE will be held at Tezu on December 9, 2012.
The age limit for Soldier General Duty is 17 ½ - 21 years. The minimum educational
qualification is 8th Class Pass for ST candidates and 10th pass for Non- APST candidates.
Married candidates are not eligible for recruitment.
Interested candidates may contact Army Recruiting Office, Jorhat, Pin- 900333, C/o
99 APO (tele/fax 0376-2333136) and can also visit www.arunachalipr.gov.in for details,
according to Army Recruiting Office, Jorhat. DIPR
Forum alleged misuse of fund
ITANAGAR, Oct 22: Alleging that crores of rupees under centrally sponsored schemes
have been misused under the Koloriang constituency since -2007-08 the 21st Koloriang
People’s Forum today demanded the state Govt for formation of special monitoring
and investigation team to unearth the truth.
Funds were drawn without executing works, the Forum alleged adding additional
fund has been sanctioned for implementation of non-viable scheme under BADP -2011-2012.
Demand for regular EAC and subject teachers
ITANAGAR, Oct 22: All Mengio Students Union (AMSU) today demanded the state government
for immediate posting of regular Extra Assistant Commissioner and circle officer
at Mengio circle saying that for better administration and better monitoring a regular
EAC is urgently required. Claiming that government secondary school Sakiang is running
without subject teacher particularly of science stream, union also demanded for the
subject teachers to be posted at the school. It claimed that the students of Class
IX and X had already given their examination without subject teachers. Union also
demanded the government to ensure that the Govt officials stay at their posting
places under Megio block.
HFA’s death condoled
ITANAGAR, Oct 22: The officers and staff of the Directorate of Horticulture condoled
the untimely demise of Mindo Padu, who was serving as Horticulture Field Assistant
(HFA) and posted at the Directorate of Horticulture, Itanagar.
In a condolence meeting today, the officers and staff observed silent prayer for
eternal peace of the departed soul.
Kali Hinam Multipurpose Co-operative Society today deeply mourned the death of Mindo
Padu, who died after prolonged illness on Saturday. Late Padu was currently serving
in the Horticulture department as horticulture field assistant. He was a founder
member of the KHMCS, also a member of Arunachal Pradesh Football Association and
chairman of Arunachal Pradesh Referee Committee. His death was a great loss to not
only Galo society but the entire sport fraternity of the state.
Meanwhile, Non-resident Darkans (NRD) and family members deeply mourned the death
of Padu, a resident of Darka village in West Siang district. He was a well-known
social worker and served the NRD as general secretary of the NRD during 2006-2009.
He left behind two wives, two daughters and a son.
SEPPA, Oct 22: The East Kameng administration held a coordination meeting with various
HODs here yesterday in view of the Chief Minister’s proposed visit to Seppa on November
6 and 7.
It was disclosed in the meeting that the chief minister would inaugurate the bridge
over Kameng River in between Bazar Line and New Seppa during his visit. Meeting also
fixed responsibilities to each and every department concerned to maintain proper
law and order, ensure regular power and drinking water supply in Seppa township.
The meeting was also attended by MLA Tani Loffa, Tapuk Taku DIPRO
EKBC to establish a Gompa at Seppa
SEPPA, Oct 22: East Kameng Buddhist Committee (EKBC) formed with an objective to
spread message of peace in the society is all set to establish a Gompa at Seppa soon.
The committee headed by Tenzing Gompa Krimey as Chairman has so far conducted meeting
thrice this year in this regard and land for the purpose has been donated by Punung
Taku of Kaku-Kao village. DIPRO
Colourful prog organized to mark Vivekananda’s 150th Birth Anniversary
ITANAGAR, Oct 22: The Surbojonin Durga Puja Committee, D Sector, Naharlagun in association
with Vivekananda Study Circle, Naharlagun (VSC), has conducted a colourful program
which began with paying homage to the great soul of the country Swami Vivekananda
on his 150th Birth Anniversary.
Many young boys and girls took part in the cultural program and spoke on the life
and philosophy and teachings of Swamiji.
Master Tadar Demo dressed in Swami Vivekananda’s costume performed the famous Chicago
address. The program ended with a quiz competitions among the youths.
The Programme was organized as a part of commemoration ceremony of Swami Vivekananda’s
150th Birth Anniversary.
99 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Halo Society, Itanagar appreciate the commendable job done by Dr. Joram Beda, IAS,
in implementing the MG-NREGA with honesty and sincerity. We the members of Halo Society
will not fail to share your success in administration as an IAS officer and applaud
you for the accolade and appreciation you earned from the Government of Punjab.
Its not a new story for we the members of Halo Society, we know your character and
honesty as we grew up together since childhood. You had been very sincere, hard working,
and honest soul since then. We are proud that you have kept up your principle in
life “Honesty is the Best Policy” and shinned in your career be it Punjab or any
where in the world.
It’s a great achievement not only for you but a greater achievement for Halo Society
as you are our Patron and idle. We will serve the society and nation under your guidance
and blessings. We will be failing in our duties if we fail to thank you for your
enthusiasm and sportsmanship attitude to come back to Tawang in this icing weather
to take part in Halo Society’s endeavor, a cleanliness drive with theme “Cleanliness
is next to Godliness”.
Halo Society will celebrate with rest of the State in your achievement of a rare
feat and first ever by an Arunachalee in national circuit.
Once again a big-big applause from Halo team.
Publicity and Information Secretary
We are too facing acute shortage of land
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, the Bongleng Village Development Society
(BVDS) would like to request the SSB officers/officials of Tawang District not to
request our villagers for giving plot of land in our Bongleng village as we are already
facing acute shortage of Land within our village itself. Moreover, our villagers
have not sold even a single piece of Land to other people (other villagers/District),
which is as per customary law. Of course SSB officers/officials are very helpful
to our villagers for providing some solar lights, but unfortunately, we are sorry
to say that we are not able to spare our land to the SSB due to limited Land.
Let the truth come out in public domain
This is the first time in state that an IPS officer defamed the state by misleading
the public by framing himself as went missing or kidnapped. IPS officer M S Chauhan,
mysteriously went missing in Tippi, Bhalukpong, West Kameng district on October 16,
has been traced in New Delhi on Sunday. It is very serious crime in part of police.
His integrity was always in doubt during his entire service life in Arunachal as
a responsible police officer. In last year Assembly session, even our MLAs also raised
question on his integrity that he have taken bribe or demanded huge amount of money
from accused persons of PDS scam case. He was the investigating officer of PDS scam
in which many high profile people were involved and became accused. He even did not
enter his name in Police check Gate at Bhalukpong as it is informed by officer In-charged
Check Gate Bhalukpong. He instructed his driver and attached PSOs to wait somewhere
at Tippi, went missing from Tippi when he alongwith inspector Mohan Kaye and Constable
Virendra Singh, were on their way to Tawang. Chauhan had handed over his cellphones
to his driver while leaving the vehicle at Tippi market and asked them to wait for
him at a nearby river where he was supposed to join them for lunch, but did not turn
His intentions are very much cleared that he wanted to defame state Government by
framing himself as gone missing. Missing and kidnapping report has been widely published
in media in national level.
Is this a work of vigilance officer of a state? There are so many questions arises
- Did accused kidnapped him to change report and statement in form of affidavit regarding
PDS scam? Who instigated to do so? Who were the main planters? Who are the conspirators?
Who called him to get down at Tippi? What is the purpose of going Tawang as his transferred
order was cleared on 8th October, 2012. Why he not attached his Y-Category security
till his stay at Arunachal? How he came to Delhi while police were searching him?
If he intentionally framed up this than MS Chauhan should be declared as terrorist
and criminal case be registered against him by police and immediately issue warrant
arrest from court to investigate him in jail. Let the truth come out in public domain.
All his mobile details should be cracked including driver and attach police officer.
Find out the persons who were the mastermind behind them. His job be suspended and
terminated if found guilty. Severe punishment should be given to him as per law of
Social Activist cum Chairman SLF
Angling in Ganga Lake
Once some of my friends and I were having a discussion to how to attract tourist
in Ganga Lake. Other than those usual suggestions, someone came up with this idea
of allowing angling in the lake. I think it will be a great idea if a regulated fishing
is allowed in the lake, either throughout the year or in the form of an annual festival
or something. The interested fishermen will be charged a fixed rate for the purpose
and the fish could either be released back or be allowed to take home for food. However,
a detail study has to be carried out to find out whether the practice will have any
negative impact on the fish species of the lake. Fishery department can help the
management to introduce and maintain fish population of the lake. If all the aspects
are taken care of, angling will surely attract a lot of people around the region.
Pachin Colony, Naharlagun
Disaster management and role of women
Over half of the 200 million people affected by disasters each year were female,
according to the head of the UN office for Disaster Risk Reduction Margareta Wahlström.
She called on women and girls to take leadership in disaster management in a world
where disasters are on the rise and further said that the best disaster recovery
programmes in the world involve women who have survived such events. “If we are to
build true disaster resilience we need to put the emphasis on their greater involvement
before disasters strike.”
Women are responsible for many of the key strategic decisions of daily life. In
many parts of the world this includes securing food, water and energy. They have
real impact when they are fully involved in community planning for disaster risk
Talking about how discussions which have now opened on the development of a new Post-2015
international framework for disaster risk reduction, she said “We have learned from
implementation of the existing agreement, the Hyogo Framework for Action, that national
planning for disaster relief and recovery often excludes considerations of gender-based
vulnerability and risks. One important remedy is to empower more women and girls
to engage as volunteers and develop careers in disaster management.”