ITANAGAR, Jan 14: In a far-reaching decision, the chief medical superintendent of
Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun has issued an order stating that no prescription
should carry the name of private laboratories in the advice slip. Expressing concern
over the ‘dubious drugs’ found in the market, the CMO also said that doctors should
stick to genuine drugs known to them and refrain from prescribing drugs, which are
AAPSU martyr remembered
ITANAGAR, Jan 14: The 10th death anniversary of late Khyoda Dolu was observed today
here at Naharlagun in a simple ceremony which was organized by Khyoda Youth Welfare
Society (KYWS) in collaboration with All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU).
A two-minute silence was observed as a mark of respect for late Dolu, who served
the society in various capacities as a student leader and also as a social activist.
Attending the ceremony, AAPSU general secretary Biru Nasi remembered the contribution
of late Dolu as an AAPSU activist and thanked the family members for having the courage
of sacrificing their son for the cause of AAPSU and the society. He urged the youths
to take inspiration from the martyr.
Addressing the gathering Khyoda Vijay, G S Khyoda Welfare Society (KWS) urged the
youths to remember the sacrifice made by the martyr and also hoped AAPSU to carry
on their good works in the service of the society. Members of various organizations
such as ANSU, ALSU, DSU and well wishers also attended the function.
Welly flags off students’ tour prog.
ITANAGAR, Jan 14: It’s a dream come true for 74 students who always dreamt of visiting
and feel the pulse of Kolkata - the cultural hub of India and the capital of West
Bengal. Their dream came true with the ‘blessing’ of Health and Family Welfare Minister
Atum Welly who flagged off their trip from his Chandanagar residence here this afternoon
in a simple function.
The 74 students of college and university from the 12th Pakke Kessang constituency
would be visiting various important and historical sites in West Bengal. The students
who are on a week long tour would also be able to avail free of cost shopping at
three designated showrooms in a mall at Kolkata. Akung Welly, son of Atum Welly,
is the franchisee holder of BIBA, 109’F and Chemistry India and is facilitating this
free of cost shopping. The 12th Pakke Kessang Collegian and University Students Committee
led by its chairman Motilal Natung is all smile with this new year bonanza.
Governor greets people on Nyetshidow festival
Itanagar, Jan 14: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma has
extended festival greetings and good wishes to people of Arunachal Pradesh on the
auspicious occasion of Nyetshidow.
In his festival message, Governor expressed hope that the celebration will strengthen
the rich cultural traditions and practices of our Aka (Hrusso) community. He wished
that the festivity ushers-in tranquility and happiness in the society.
House gutted in fire
BORDUMSA, Jan 14: The large house of one Enkham Manpoong, of Goju village under Bordumsa
circle was burnt down to ashes in a fire accident this evening at about 7.30 pm.
Properties worth lakhs of rupees were lost in the fire. However there is no causality.
Immediate relief is being provided by the office of ADC Bordumsa.
AKKDSU carries out Kurung Kumey bachao movement
ITANAGAR, Jan 14: The All Kurung Kumey District Students’ Union (AKKDSU) carried
out anti non-APST movement with the theme ‘Kurung Kumey Bachao’ during the hearing
of summary revision in the district to stop the enrollment of non-APSTs.
The members of AKKDSU led by its GS and AGS visited various places where the hearing
was being conducted and asked all the ERO, BLO not to enroll non-APSTs without any
The members also went to Palin check gate and strictly checked on the entry of non-APSTs.
The union in collaboration with the district police sent back more than 400 illegal
Meanwhile, the union appealed the people of the district never to encourage enrollment
of non-APSTs in the electoral roll in the district.
WSU seeks job for family members of two killed civilians
ITANAGAR, Jan 14: While strongly denouncing the recent killing of two civilians in
the cross firing between NSCN (IM) and security forces at Chathong in Tirap district
on January 2 last, the Wancho Students’ Union has appealed the state government to
provide job to the family member of the two killed civilians and the injured victim’s
family be provided with relief fund.
NSUI state unit attends national consultation meeting
ITANAGAR, Jan 14: The members of NSUI state unit attended the National Youth Manifesto
Consultation Meeting in Bangalore on January 11 last. NSUI state vice president Pagge
Rime speaking during the meet emphasized on engineering and medical colleges in the
state, proper implementation of RTE and Mid Day Meal schemes in school level, quality
education and socio-economic development in the region .
Member Teli Mello Camdirs spoke on the present unemployment and hydro power projects
of the state.
Anjaw BJP opposes public hearing on Kalai project
ITANAGAR, Jan 14: The BJP District Unit Anjaw vehemently opposed the public hearing
on Kalai Phase II hydro project in Anjaw district. Claiming that as many as 200
MoUs/MoAs for hydro projects including 11 micro hydro projects in Anjaw district
have been signed with the private power developers and public undertakings by the
State government without consent of the affected people of the state, Anjaw district
BJP unit demands the Deputy Commissioner to defer the public hearing fixed on January
18 of Kalai II H.E.P in order to ensure consensus public opinion on such mega project,
according to BJP district unit release.
GAWS calls on DA to book culprits
ITANAGAR, Jan 14: Claiming that some unknown miscreants had blocked the road between
Koloriang and Parsi Parlo near Takey Hugu on January 6 last by felling trees, the
Gichik Abu Welfare Society has called on the Kurung Kumey district administration
to book the culprits involved under appropriate law.
National Youth Day observed
ITANAGAR, Jan 14: The All Arunachal Pradesh Handicapped Welfare Society (AAPHWS)
has observed the National Youth Day with much fanfare on Sunday last. The programe
was organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra Itanagar in collaboration with AAPHWS to mark
the 151st birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. School children have participated
in various sports and cultural programme organized to mark the occasion. The winners
in various sports competitions and cultural troupes were distributed prizes.
AdiSU distributes relief material to fire victims
ITANAGAR, Jan 14: A team of AdiSU today distributed relief materials to the fire
victims at Pangin village in East Siang district. AdiSU said at least 17 houses were
gutted down in a devastating fire at Pangin village on January 10. Govt officials
and Panchayat members were present during the relief distribution.
AdiSU also appealed to the state government to provide relief and rehabilitation
package to the victims at the earliest.
VKV’s Utsarg Samaroh held
ITANAGAR, Jan 14: The Utsarg Samaroh, the annual programme for Class X students began
in a very positive note at Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya (VKV) Itanagar today. In
her inaugural address Dr. Shalini Verma, Secretary, Social Justice and Empowerment
& Women & Child Development called upon the students to have a positive attitude
and be optimistic. Emphasizing the need to work hard, she said that there is no short
cut to success, therefore, she advised the students to study hard and take care of
179 students from VKV Oyan, Nirjuli, Kuporijo and Yazali attended the programme.
Nine eminent resource persons of different subjects were present in the inaugural
function. Among others, S C Dixit, Principal VKV Itanagar, Radha Devi, Joint Secretary
VKV AP Trust and P.M. Unnikrishnan, Education Officer of VKVs spoke on the occasion.
In a news item published in this daily on 8th January (page-3) under the headline
“Si-Donyi celebrated with ….”, it was wrongly mentioned that Yania Baja Patum and
Yarum Batak were felicitated as founder and singer of SI DALO song respectively.
Actually they were felicitated for coining the word “SI DALO” and being prominent
priest of DONYI ANNE PONUNG TROUPE respectively. Inconvenience is deeply regretted.
Arunachal to be on Railways map soon
Trial engine run on Harmuty-Itanagar rail line conducted
ITANAGAR, Jan 14: Arunachal Pradesh is all set to join the country’s railway map
soon with North East Frontier Railway (NFR) successfully conducting the first trial
engine run on Harmuty-Itanagar (Naharlagun) broad gauge (BG) line today.
Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu and LRSO Techi Hitlar joined the NFR officials,
including Deputy Chief Engineer TT Bhutia, Chief Engineer (construction) S C Rajak,
Executive Engineer and in-charge of the project AK Sharma at Harmuty before the engine
began its maiden journey upto Naharlagun railway station.
The railway project, started in October 2008, was scheduled to be completed in December
2012. The delay was attributed to existence of five high tension power line passing
through the rail track and delay in getting forest clearance at Gumto area, said
Sharma. According to him, 98 percent of the project works have been completed and
the NFR will be ready to start the formal passenger train service by April next subject
to clearance from Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS).
“There are some high power lines crossing the railway alignment,” he said and informed
that the state Power Department has assured to realign these before March 15.
To a question, Ligu said that the state government would put a mechanism in place
for checking the Inner Line Permit (ILP) of passengers.
The 20 km Harmuty-Naharlagun was identified as crucial to national security in the
last Railway Budget owing to the presence of Chinese railway infrastructure on the
The railway line was announced by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on January 31, 2008.
Taraso people disappointed with Assam media
ITANAGAR, Jan 14: The Tarasso Circle Peoples’ Forum (TCPF) has expressed disappointment
that the various Assam based media houses have been propagating untruth, biased and
one sided stories about the recent dispute related to illegal encroachment at Tarasso.
In a release, while saying that the Assam based media houses are instigating the
people of Assam to create communal disharmony in the border area by presenting only
one sided story, it suggested that the media persons from both the affected states
should make a joint visit to the area to know the ground realities.
“We strongly warn those journalists and media houses for publishing and showing provoking
news to be held responsible for any untoward incident in the near future”, it apprised.
Claiming that more than 1400 people from Assam are camping inside the jungle of Taraso
circle and clearing the forest for settlement, it urged upon the people from Assam
serving in Arunachal in government sector as well as the private sector to impress
upon the Assam government and their community to stop the illegal encroachment and
maintain status quo as directed by the Supreme Court.
If any eventuality or untoward incident happens to our people residing in the border
area then there may some unfortunate atmosphere arise in our cordial relationship,
Supporting the statement of local MLA cum government spokesperson on the incident,
“Don’t take our silence as granted”, it said, we have been living in cordial relation
and peaceful harmony with the Assam border people for more than 10 decade but our
simplicity and honesty have been taken as granted by the repeated atrocities being
carried out by the Assam forest and police personnel from time to time.
The situation is compelling our patience and silence for strong reaction, it said
while demanding for the immediate arrest of DFO Biswanath Charali and RFO Borgang
and other forest officials involved in the illegal act.
PPA against Third Party Monitoring by NABCONS & NEDFI
ITANAGAR, Jan 14: Agreeing that the concept of third Party monitoring for effective
and transparent implementation of Govt. schemes is a noble idea, PPA president Nikh
Kamin today vehemently criticized the monitoring system of Congress Govt at ground
level and termed it as an eye wash and waste of public money.
“Neither the monitoring department in planning branch nor the so-called monitoring
agencies have any powers conferred upon them to take cognizance of omissions and
commission and thereafter prosecute the guilty. What the two have in common is a
set of readymade guidelines and forms to be filled and later submitted to planning
commission,” Kamin said in a release. He further said two monitoring agencies namely
NEDFI and NABCONS are ‘toothless tigers’ and they do not have even a copy of the
DPR of the projects or schemes under SPA or BADP.
Laeta Umbrey the chief ministerial candidate of PPA stated that although the system
of third party monitoring earned ‘false appreciations and back petting by the leaders
and officials in the office of planning Commission New Delhi” but the system has
brought in a readymade and stereotype cultures of mal-practices and misappropriation
of public money. Umbrey further stated that if PPA comes to power in 2014 Parliamentary
and Assembly Elections, the Govt. would do away with the two MoAs signed with NABCONS
and NEDFI and empower the state’s monitoring cell with quasi judicial status to try
and prosecute the erring officials. Umbrey said that his party would not only put
BADP and SPA schemes but will also include NLCPR, NEC and TFC schemes under the
ambit of the third party Monitoring.
J K Tyre car rally to enchant motorsports lovers in Arunachal
If you are a motorsports aficionado or some where in Arunachal Pradesh during the
1st & 2nd of February this year, Dirang is the place you would not want to miss out.
Top 50 rally drivers of the country will descend on the sleepy valley of Dirang to
compete for one of the most extreme sports event in the world … Rallying. This form
of motorsport, it is not uncommon in this part of the state.
Started in the year 2000, with various events in 2005, 2007 and 2008 the sound of
rally cars roaring around in this part of the state is not so uncommon as in other
parts of our state.
It is being organized by the Motorsports Club of Arunachal under the aegis of the
Federation of Motorsports Clubs of India (FMSCI) the governing body for motorsports
in the country. All aspects of safety measures are taken into consideration under
the stewardship of the FMSCI.
The event will kick off on the 1st of February at 5 pm with cultural show and rock
concert to mark the inauguration. In one of its first in the country, the 3 forms
of motor sports will be conducted - (1) Autocross, (2) Rally Sprint and (3) Rally
The autocross will be held at night under floodlights at Dirang stadium again one
of its first in the country. Two cars will dual together to set fastest timings.
It is highly technical format as the drivers have to maintain speed as well negotiate
twisty lanes marked by buntings and tyres. Touching any of these invokes penalty
in the forms seconds. Ultimately, the driver with the fastest timing and least penalty
wins the round.
Rally Sprint is a high-speed format where a single rally stage of dirt is set up
for the drivers to complete in the fastest time. It will be run in Sangti valley
and the cars are expected to touch speeds upto 160 Kms beyond human imagination in
Rally Hill climb as the name suggest is the most dangerous form of driving with drivers
having to negotiate sheer climbs and where there are climbs in the mountains there
are sure to be certain drops, which could be fatal. Similarly, the one setting the
fastest timing would win. At the end of the event, the competitor with the fastest
timing wins the title. The hill climb will take place at Runja village in one of
the largest organic apple orchard in the country.
The Army has been roped in to provide logistical and medical support. And along with
J K Tyres the main sponsor, The Department of Tourism Govt. of Arunachal and local
sponsors have contributed for grand success of the rally. The Arunachal Times is
the official print media partner for the mega event.
Gaurav Gill the current Asia Pacific rally Champion and the best rally driver in
the country, Suresh Rana the 9 times Raid-de-Himalaya Champion, Volkswagen Rally
Team, Philipous Mathai the dominant name in Autocross in India today, you name it
and all the top rally drivers of the country will be there.
Challenging them locally will be Jitu Kalita a raw talented and fearless rally driver
from Dirang and winner of many local events as well as runner up to Great Hornbill
arid 2000. Anguzo Sekheso from Nagaland known to be the fastest Gypsy driver in the
Northeast today will be leading challenge from the Naga Side. It will be a treat
to watch as the Northeastern talents battle it out with not only the best in the
country but against the racing stalwart of the Asia Pacific Championship Gaurav Gill.
( Contributed by Lhakpa Tsering, president Motorsports Club of Arunachal)
Finding solution to high suicide rate
ANINI, Jan 14: Though a recent study suggests that the Mishmi (Idu) population in
Dibang Valley and Lower Dibang Valley district could possibly have the highest suicide
rate in the country, the subject has remained less explored and discussed.
In order to bring awareness to this situation and to initiate discussion on the topic,
the community apex body – the Idu Mishmi Cultural and Literary Society (IMCLS) held
large public meetings in several towns and villages in Dibang Valley district during
the first week of January to discuss on the issue.
The public gathering was part of IMCLS first leg of tour to Mishmi (Idu) inhabited
areas in Dibang Valley district held from January 2 to 10. A study by Dr Tarun Mene,
a research scholar from Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) in 2012 reported that the community
has seen more than 226 suicide cases in less than four decades.
In the past 30 days alone, the community has seen three suicide cases – one in Lower
Dibang Valley and two in Dibang Valley district. As per the 2011 census, the Mishmi
(Idu) tribe has approximate population of 13,000 and prevalence of high suicide rate
in a small community had alarmed the apex body.
The IMCLS meetings had discussion on other topics as well including on suicide to
raise awareness about the importance of suicide prevention as well to come up with
solutions to deal with the issue. One important reason attached with high suicide
rates in the community, said Enju Linggi, President, IMCLS is the ‘cultural factor.’
“Suicide in the community had been an accepted practice,” he said. Linggi’s observation
could be based from the fact that the practice of euthanasia had prevailed in the
community, where people willing to die of old age or severe illness are laid to rest
in their burial place.
Such findings has been observed and documented by academicians from the community
like Dr Rajiv Miso, Assistant Professor, Government College, Yachuli and administrators
TK Bhattacharjee, who had served in Dibang Valley district as Additional Deputy Commissioner
As deterrence to acts of suicide, Linggi said suicide in the community should be
condemned. Person dying of suicide cases must not be accorded with the same death
rituals as followed for normal or accidental deaths, he said. Linggi cited examples
from other tribal communities, where person committing suicides are condemned and
their body put to all kind of shames. “Such practice of course,” he said “Cannot
be brought overnight in the community and needs further debates and discussion.”
While some academicians and activists in the state believes that the cause of high
rate of suicide in the Mishmi (Idu) community is due to traditional restrictions
on marriages among close kinship relations, where restriction is imposed in both
patrilineal and matrilineal sides, the outcome of series of IMCLS meetings held denied
“The cause of suicide in the community can be attributed to multiple factors and
cannot be limited to a single factor,” said Razzeko Dele, Assistant Professor, IGG
“In every person’s life, in some moments, a person may feel like committing suicide
for love, but such feelings are easily overcomed,” said Dele. “So what had lacked
on those people committing suicide is the right amount of emotional support and guidance.”
He said that lack of education and exposure is the prime reason for suicide and
not kinship restrictions in marriages as generally people would like to reason.
This argument is supported by a study that show that cases of suicide behavior in
primitive world are at higher rate compared to general urban population. To generate
greater understanding on the issue of suicide in the community, Rajiv Mihu, General
Secretary, IMCLS called for more in-depth research into the topic and forbid to draw
conclusions based on limited knowledge and facts.
He cited a recent study by Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi on high
rate of suicide attempts among Mishmi (Idu) tribe, where it was observed that in
earlier studies on the subject, evaluation of psychological traits were lacking.
Depression and gender turned out to be significant determinants of suicide attempt
among Mishmi (Idu) population according to the study, he said and urged for a psychiatry
clinic and mechanism of recording suicide cases in Dibang Valley district.
Stressing on the need for psychological counseling among youths who are attempting
suicide, IMCLS women wing member Desai Linggi said that family status is a major
determinant of suicide attempts. “If we study the background of person committing
suicide or person succumbing to drug addiction, they mostly come from broken family
or where elders have failed to provide them proper guidance and support,” she said.
In order to address such psychological factors that contribute to suicides, IMCLS
during its tour called on each individual community members to shoulder responsibility
to ensure that every member has the right to necessary support and resources to overcome
It encouraged suicide prevention through discussions on suicide with compassionate
and non judging attitude, and called for developing action plans and capacity building
activities for community members to prevent suicides.
Don’t create obstacle in construction of Trans-AP highway, appeals CM
ITANAGAR, Jan 14: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today visited Leporiang for inauguration
of Leporiang to Ressing road, laying foundation stone of RCC Bridge over Pare River
and Leporiang to Sango PMGSY Road.
He was accompanied by Chief Secretary Dr. HK Paliwal, Er TH Tayung, Secretary Rural
Works Department, Er Katung Wahge, Chief Engineer Public Works Department (Western
Zone). While attending a developmental meeting, he exhorted the youths for skill
development and change of mindset in order to harness the hidden talents. The state
of Arunachal Pradesh has abundant natural resources to earn one’s livelihood. The
potentiality of youth should be utilized for sustainable living as possibility of
accommodating all educated youth in govt. service is decreasing with passing year,
stated Chief Minister.
He called upon all unemployed engineers, doctors and advocates not to form any association
but to dedicate themselves to their own profession and try to establish themselves.
Tuki also expressed his happiness over speedy development of games and sports under
his stewardship as Chief Minister. On law and order situation of the state, he claimed
that his government has reduced bandh call culture drastically.
The Chief Minister announced for allocating five units of bachelor barracks against
PHC Leporiang and also assured to allocate fund from SPA for other infrastructural
development of Government Secondary School Leporiang. He also assured to allocate
rupees 1.5 crore against upgradation of Circle Office building at Leporiang. While
expressing dissatisfaction over the sluggish progress of Trans Arunachal Highway
form Nechiphu to Hoj, he warned the local people not to create impediments as this
highway will be their lifeline. After the road is constructed many opportunities
can be harnessed in the form of establishing hotels, tyre repairing unit, garages,
etc. He also appealed the local administration to find out amicable solution to reduce
law and order problem to ensure smooth construction of road project. Any individual
trying to create obstacle in the progress of the work should be dealt with iron hand,
the CM continued.
Chief Secretary Dr HK Paliwal expressed his gratitude to the people of Leporiang
for their hospitality and warm welcome on his maiden visit. He appealed the public
of Sagalee constituency to be dedicated and hardworking. The people of this area
should make Sagalee a model constituency he said.
Three days eye surgery camp concludes
AALO, Jan 14: The three days free eye screening cum surgery camp organized by Lok
Sabha Youth Congress Committee (LYC) (western) and Assembly Youth Congress Committee
(AYC) 31st Aalo
East constituency in collaboration with Ramakrishna Mission Hospital Itanagar concluded
successfully at District Hospital Aalo on January 11 last.
Altogether 529 patients registered their names for various eye ailments out of which
312 were screened, 112 patients were provided spectacles free of cost and 52 patients
underwent cataract surgery. A team of doctors from Ramakrishna Mission Hospital
Itanagar with the support of Dr. Bomjum Kamki, DMO Aalo and medical staffs of District
Hospital Aalo conducted the camp successfully.
The LYC General Secretary in-charge West Siang Nirmal Khadka and Monya Kamduk President
AYC 31st Aalo East Constituency and the Youth Congress members expressed their deep
sense of gratitude to Takam Sanjoy, MP, Jarkar Gamlin, Minister for Transport and
Co-operation and Minkir Lollen, General Secretary APCC for their valuable contribution
and philanthropic support for the noble cause. DIPRO
Power developer distributes study materials to school children
ITANAGAR, Jan 14: M/s Arti Power and Venture Pvt Ltd, a private power developer company
of Yammeng Hydro Electric Project (20MW) on BOOT basis in Upper Siang district has
donated Note Books and other study materials to the students of Primary School of
Gobuk Village, the project affected village in a simple function organized on January
12. A Miyu S.E, Department of Hydro Power Development, all the Gam Buras, panchayat
members, leaders and school management committee members were present on the occasion.
The project is under survey and investigation stage.
The Head Gam Buras and Panchayat Members of Gobuk village expressed their gratitude
to the power developer for its noble gesture. Further they requested the M/s Arti
Power & Venture Pvt. Ltd. to complete the S&I work and to take up the construction
of the project immediately for early generation of power if the project was viable,
according to an official release.
4th Day of 13th Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football Tournament
Tawang thrash East Kameng, CCSC defeat Upper Siang
NAHARLAGUN, Jan 14: The spectators on 4th day of the 13th Tadar Tang Memorial State
Level Football Tournament being held at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium observed lesser known
Lohit team giving a surprise show by drawing the game against defending champions
Papumpare. While East Kameng failed to compensate their yesterday’s match by losing
again on their 2nd match with Tawang by 2-0. The third game was all in the control
of Capital Complex Sporting Club scoring 6 goals against 2 of Upper Siang.
East Kameng versus Tawang: Fragile defenders and incapability to convert opportunities
into goal by strikers paid heavily for EK eleven. While, Tawang had a fine team work
with their strong defenders. The first half went without any score from either side.
Judi and Atum the striker duo of EK had a quite failed numbers of shots. But it was
Thupten Soipa, main striker of Tawang who found a way into the net seconds after
delivering a failed shot in the 33rd minute.
Fatigue looking EK players in the 2nd half struggled for an equalizer. A momentary
joy erupted among the EK fans when a controversial ball pushed in by EK players at
the time of commotion was declared goal from main referee only to be found foul by
assistant referee. As it was not enough, a golden opportunity in the form of penalty
was disastrously missed by EKs captain Kamku to equal the match. In this scuffle,
Tawang players were just waiting for another right opportunity, and it all came when
Sangey Choibey, jersey number 11 scored a winning goal in 40th minute. Tawang, despite
losing their first match with appreciable performance, now had good win over EK by
2-0. Yet, this game will be remembered for its huge numbers of failed efforts by
Capital Complex Sporting Club versus Upper Siang: CCSC players had a good command
over the game. Their experience about the home ground gave them an additional impetus
against Upper Siang. It all started when Dungda Pui of CCSC gently pushed the ball
towards opponents net through a well coordinated pass by Techi Tara in 17th minute.
While, CCSC looked elegant and confident the visitors’ team struggled understanding
the surface of the ground. This seemed true, when defenders of US rolled along with
ball outside the line and other hitting the ball towards own pavilion made the crowd
to jeer. But all was not perfect within the CCSC eleven, as one penalty shot was
missed out by Biku. However, something good was stored for US as moments later anticipating
a corner kick Tayar Tasing, jersey number 9 of US with a narrow shot scored an equalizer
for his team.
The second half experienced CCSC getting in full attacking mode as in 44th minute,
Panye Kuna of CCSC gave a break through by outwitting US goalie, moments later a
power packed shot by Gyammar Kuku straight into the net in 47th minute made CCSC
sit comfortable by 3-1. Despite the reign of CCSC, some good opportunities were also
missed out by US strikers. However, very fortunately, a corner shot by Maklek Apang
of US in 56th minute, grabbed loose by CCSC goalie was gently dropped in providing
with much needed second goal for US. On the other hand, chance for equivalent score
was totally shattered when CCSC pushed the ball ahead with their excellent coordination
work and Techi Tatra converting this into 4th goal for CCSC in 58th minute. In 62nd
minute another penalty for CCSC was well kicked by Gyammar Kuku adding 5th goal for
the team. As the game moved ahead, spectators were served with rigorous attacking
shots by CCSC strikers. The poor show from both goal keeper and defenders of US led
Dungda of CCSC hit a conclusion shot. The final score of the match was 6 for CCSC
and 2 for US.
Papumpare versus Lohit: First match of the day played during morning session had
lesser known Lohit take tough against defending champions Papumpare. The result of
the match was a draw with a score of 2-2.
In the first half experienced Topon Bora of Papumpare gave the opening goal in 16th
minute. Second goal for Papumpare was scored by Daney Raju, jersey number 9 in 30th
minute. Howver, from Lohits side the much needed breakthrough was provided by Bachimso
Dellang, jersey number 9 in 37th minute.
As, 2nd half was nearing to an end with Papumpare taking a lead, all of a sudden
Sosel Tayeng like a savior for Lohit eleven, scored an equalizer just few seconds
prior to the final whistle.
Through your esteemed daily, I want to urge govt. officers of our state to rewind
their past life. It is a fact that most of present officers use to live miserable
life once upon a time. They also visited door to door of every department in search
of job. They have gone through a lot of hardships and troubles in the past.
By god grace, they have good position in the state government at present. They are
living a luxury life, owns SUV cars, bungalows, multi storey buildings etc. Now it
seems that they have forgotten their past life as they are rejecting genuine candidates
and appointing illiterate and bad mouthed people recommended by politicians.
There are many talented job seekers roaming here and there looking for job opportunity.
They are highly qualified, most of them are M.A, M.SC, MBA etc degree holders. They
are assets of our state and the government should use these assets in developmental
But it is not happening in our state because of favouritism and discrimination. Hence
I request all the head of departments to rewind their past hardship life and then
take their decisions rationally.
That’s not development
In today’s edition, a news item was carried informing that Chief Minister has flagged
off six Scorpios for Zilla Parishad Chairpersons (ZPC). We do not see this as anything
related to the development of state. This is just a vote buy policy of government
at the cost of state exchequer. Teachers of schools are crying for salary, schools
are waiting for better infrastructure, medical needs more doctors and better facility
and rural Arunachal Pradesh is crying for better life but our government has no policy
for all these issues. Only to make his six CHAMCHAS happy, he is spending lakhs of
As per recent Supreme Court verdict only a constitutional head can use red beacons
which means ZPC’s cannot use red beacons. But our government has no fear for all
this law and policies.
Gyawe Purang circle is yet to be connected with road
Gyawe Purang, as the name itself defines is enchanted with spring flower tree (Gyawe
in local language). It is a beautiful place situated in the heart of two villages
viz- Richi Lamgu and Tagang Warrang and also circle headquarter of more than thousand
The said circle and it’s headquarter was created a decade ago with few General Administrative
buildings and 2 (two) Inspection Bungalows of PWD and RWD (one is now missing from
where it was erected), god knows where it went missing. However, all those buildings
are now in dilapidated condition. Every one may think, how is it possible that in
the short span of 10 (Ten) years building got damaged so badly and what is the reason
behind it? The big reason, I will tell you are the non-occupancy of the quarter and
offices buildings since its opening. The staffs from top to bottom (Circle officer
to peon) might have only hear about the beautiful place but never stepped into the
soil of Gyawe Purang.
This is happening since many years but the common people (aam aadmi) of the said
circle are always keeping mum. It seems they are all easy going people and do not
even bother to know the reason behind it. As a consequence, I do not hesitate to
say that our circle will become skeleton circle, i.e, a circle without staffs and
without development since its creation especially in the field of communication .In
this regards, I opine that road connectivity to the circle headquarter from district
headquarter is the top and vital agenda. Since, many years we have been hearing from
reliable person that the road to said circle is in top priority list under NLCPR
scheme. But in every financial year it never gets materializes. I have witnessed
in recent years that huge number of link road of same scheme and PMGSY has given
road connection to many other villages. But the circle headquarter of more than eleven
villages are still crawling for such developmental work. Now the question is to whom
should we blame? Is it the concern authority/ MLA of our constituency or the state
government or we the people??? The common people need to know the reason and further
they should not hesitate to demand for road connectivity to Gyawe Purang.
Richi Lamgu, Gyawe Purang,
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---- Editorial ----
Rampant misuse of public money
At a time when country along with state is going through the worst financial crisis,
much to the discomfort of ordinary citizen Chief Minister Nabam Tuki yesterday flagged
off six Scorpio vehicles for the Zilla Parishad Chairpersons (ZPCs). It is claimed
that these vehicles were provided for effective functioning of these leaders. The
ZPCs who received the vehicles in the first phase were from districts like West Siang,
Longding, Anjaw, Lower Dibang Valley, Changlang and Lohit. It is astonishing to see
such rampant misuse of state exchequer like this.
The state government should know that ordinary citizens are suffering a lot due to
paucity of fund. Many important developmental projects like civil secretariat, state
assembly building and other major projects are not being able to complete on time
due to lack of fund. How can state government waste public money for the luxury of
six ZPCs? What is the need of providing such expense SUVs to them and how it will
benefit public? The state government has to answer to the public. They just cannot
close their ear and eyes.