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August  - 20


Assam and Arunachal ministers meet to defuse

tension, AAPSU calls for solution to border issue

Guwahati, Aug 19: Assam and Arunachal Pradesh today decided to take immediate steps to resolve tension prevailing along the border of the two states in Tirap.

Assam Law Minister Pranab Gogoi and Arunachal Pradesh Home Minister Tako Dabi met at Bimalapur along the border to resolve the tension after Assam police barracks were destroyed within Arunachal border by citizens. Assam maintains it was the handiwork of NSCN(IM) militants while the citizens of Arunachal blame  that Assam authorities has encroached on the area that led to demolition of Police barracks.

Despite claims and counter claims, it was decided that security forces of both the states would jointly patrol the border and the roads would be kept open for the public. Peace committees would be set up by both states which would meet every month, the sources said.

Meanwhile, All Aruna-chal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has expressed serious concern over growing tension along Assam-Arunachal boundary. With boundary skirmish reported from Kimin, Russa and Holongi area, AAPSU has urged both Assam and Arunachal state government to take immediate measures to ease the tension. AAPSU President Takam Tatung sympathizing with Arunachalee residents at Russa, Kimin and Holongi has taken a dig at Arunachal government for failing to safeguard interest of Arunachalee citizens.

“After repeated pressure from AAPSU, government of Arunachal created department of boundary affair. But since then this department is dormant and we have not heard them carrying out any activities. Government needs to explain public about reason behind non-functioning of this department,” Tatung said. Supreme Court of India had specifically ordered Assam-Arunachal to main status-quo and not carry out eviction activities along boundary till it is resolved by boundary commission. However, it is been noticed that Assam carries out eviction in land under control of Arunachal government thereby completely dis-regarding Supreme Court order.  

AAPSU President has urged Assam government to respect Supreme Court order. “Just because we respect Supreme Court order and don’t stray into Assam territory, our neighbour should not take us for granted. We expect Assam to respect court order and if they don’t, our government should knock door of Supreme Court again,” Tatung said.  He further wondered how there is no understanding between Congress governments of Assam, Arunachal and Union of India. “As Congress is in power at centre, Assam and Arunachal this matter can be solved amicably with coordination among three governments. We urge all three governments to come together and solve this issue. AAPSU does not anyone to suffer because of boundary issue,” Tatung added. Tatung went on to add that AAPSU will continue to fight against illegal action of Assam near boundary areas. “AAPSU stands with those Arunachalee who are fighting to safeguard their land and we will extend any help to them. We won’t let even an inch of our land taken away by outsiders,”


Late Kadu laid to rest

ITANAGAR, Aug 19: The former MLA Late Talo Kadu was laid to rest today at Pasighat. He had passed away yesterday.

Born on August 1, 1940 at Kadu village in East Siang district, Late Kadu matriculated from Gauhati University in 1963 and completed his graduation from JN College Pasighat in 1969.

He was elected as member of the legislative assembly in 1980 on a People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) ticket. People’s Party of Arunachal mourned the death of Late leader. He was the very active political and social leader of the State during its formative stage, the party said while adding that PPA and Arunachal Pradesh have lost one of its veterans.

Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee has also mourned the death of Late Kadu and termed it great loss for the state. The Party said that he worked dedicated for the all round development of the citizens.

 In a message, the Education Minister Bosiram Siram said Lt. Kadu would be remembered for ever for his dedicated services to the community and humanity. The minister prayed for his eternal peace in heavenly abode.

Meanwhile, The Deputy Commissioner East Siang Onit Panyang has also expressed his deep shock at the demise of the leader.

Mourning his untimely demise, President East Siang unit GWS Takir Kakki said that Late Kadu’s contributions in the construction of Ledum to Tene Koyu road during his stint as people’s representative will always be remembered. Late Kadu was devoted to the cause of the poor and downtrodden and worked for the welfare of people as a social worker, he said.

He is survived by two daughters and a son.

Ramle Banggo Welfare Society has also mourned the death of the Late leader. Terming him a social reformer and educationist, the Society has said that with Late Kadu’s death a vacuum has been created.

Sammonay Gut Cooperative Society Ltd. deeply mourned the demise of former MLA from Pasighat. The Chairperson Minoti Riba, remembering the contributions of Kadu, stated that, he shall remain in the minds of the people of the state. She said that he would be remembered not only as a forefront leader of the Peoples Party of Arunachal but also as a person who contributed to bring the cooperative movement in the state.


APCC welcomes committee on refugees

ITANAGAR, Aug 19: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee has welcomed the committee constituted by the Ministry of Home Affairs on Aug 10 to examine various issues relating to resettlement of Chakmas and Hajongs refugees in Arunachal Pradesh and explore possibility of grant of Indian Citizenship to the eligible refugees residing in the state. The Committee has been formed with representatives from Home Minister, state government of Arunachal, Committee for Citizenship Rights of the Chakmas and Hajongs of Arunachal Pradesh and All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union. Deputy Commissioner of Lohit and Changlang of are special members of the Committee.

APCC hoped that with the constitution of the Committee, the vexed refugee issue would be solved. Meanwhile the APCC thanked the Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu for his initiatives on the refugee issue.


Union decries govt decision on head load system

ITANAGAR, Aug 19: All Kurung Kumey District Students Union (AKKDSU) has reiterated its demand for PDS air sorties in remote and inaccessible areas of Kurung Kumey district.

Despite its voice against the head local carriage system and representation to the  Govt for introduction of air sorties, the Govt took a  decision (Vide letter No.SF &CE-5/2008 Dated 9th August) for reintroduction of head load system, the union resented. In an ultimatum addressed to Chief Minister the union urged the Govt to cancel the  order within five days  and reintroduce air sorties.

It claimed that head load carriage system in inaccessible areas of  Kurung Kumey has already been proved  to be a failure and many administration centres and institutions remained functionless due to non-availability of essential  ration items.


ANSU calls for finalization NIT permanent site

ITANAGAR, Aug 19: All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) in a memorandum to chief minister has called for finalization of permanent site for NIT-Arunachal. The Institute which was inaugurated yesterday by the Governor at Yupia temporary site has been bone of contention between people of Dadzeling (Bhalukpong) and Kampo (Jote).  As the tug of war between Bhalukpong and Jote continued, a Committee for Site Selection was constituted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).

The Union informed that the Ministry of HRD accepted, in principle, the Kampo Village-Jote, Papumpare district and had written a letter to the Commissioner of Education, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh for a formal approval and endorsement of the state Govt.

The Union said that a decision on the permanent site in the next Cabinet Meeting on the basis of the Site Selection Committee Report be taken.

The Union further called for declaration of Kara-Dadi in East Kameng as National Park. The Union said that area is known for its unique natural and scenic beauty and is replete with all kinds’ rare flora and fauna.


Students construct hostel

ITANAGAR, Aug 19:  Large number of students and panchayat leaders of Leporiang Anchal Samity under the banner of All Sagalee Students Union (ASSU) constructed a MIBT 10-bed girls’ hostel of the Govt Middle School, Longte-Tapu recently.  

Meanwhile, ASSU lauded the ANSU president Niglar Veo and Panchyat leaders including ZPM Tana Tagum Tara for their wholehearted support in making the social service a grand success.


Orientation prog on KSY and IEC

ITANAGAR, Aug 19: Child Development Project Officer, under ICDS Project Chambang had conducted a two-day Kishori Shakti Yojna (KSY) and IEC orientation training programme at Chambang, Kurung Kumey District on August 13 and 14 last.

Altogether, 128 people were benefitted from the training programme.

Inaugurating the programme as Chief Guest ZPM Gora Tugung appealed the adolescent girl, Anganwadi Workers, Helpers and others to avail the benefit offered in the training and serve the needy people of the area.

While assuring all possible help for conducting such event in near future Tugung appealed the state government to grant more fund towards the project for adolescent girls and also appealed the concerned department to conduct more such events in near future.

Guest of Honour Miching Hania also urged the participants to avail the benefit and exhibit their talent.

CDPO Marken Basar and Organizing Secretary Tudu Pachi appreciated the state government; Social Welfare and Child Development Department for funding the event and also thanked DC Kurung Kumey District Bidol Tayeng, DMO Dr. Higio Tama, CO Chambang and Panchayat leaders for their cooperation, guidance and support.

Medical Officer, Koloriang Dr. Khoda Dui, supervisors and Tudu Pachi were the resource persons.


ACA releases cricketing calender

ITANAGAR, Aug 19: Arunachal Cricket Association (ACA) has decided organize a series of cricket tournaments from the month of October, 2010 to April 2011.

According to a cricketing calender released by ACA today, the under 16 inter-club ranking tournament would be organized during October, Women cricket league for the same age group in November and the Under 16 inter-district one day tournament during the month of January 2011. Under 19 limited over (one day) tournament and Under 19 inter district (one day) Twenty20 league would be conducted in December 2010 and March 2011 respectively and under 14 inter club limited overs (one day) league tournament and inter school T20 knock-out tournament for the same age group would be held during February 2011 and April 2011 respectively, the release said.


The farmer who dared to dream

Denga Bengia

Likha Kamin, a nimble boy born to a humble farmer family of Likha Tasser, on 2nd June 1970, in remote  Yoglu village of Pistana circle, under Lower Subansiri, (now settled in Yachuli) never dreamt of ever being honored by government for his work for self sustenance, when he started his career as an agriculture farmer in late eighties after leaving school at class-IX.  But the lady fortune was waiting for him when he shifted to pisci-culture farming in 2003.

Initially, it was on trial basis he converted few terraces of his wet rice cultivation (WRC) field 2 Kms west of Yachuli town    into a fish pond as on those days pisci-culture was not known at Yachuli area though it had made an  extensive  progress in the nearby Ziro plateau by the Apatanis. Practicing pisci-culture at yachuli is all the more strenuous, for it is a water draught hilly area with few small patches of low land very little perennial water sources.

Overcoming the impediments is success, so is the case of Likh Kamin, his determination, hard work and dedication to his chosen field guided him to overcome the obstacles of water scarcity and flat land which are the pre-requisites  for constructing a fish ponds. Within a year, his efforts began to bear fruit and encouraged him to expand his number of ponds one after another and converted his entire WRC field into fish ponds. In the meantime  Fisheries department which was also  in search of such progressive farmer in the area made no mistake to chip in with necessary financial assistance to expand his business further and turned him into a successful entrepreneur. It finally honored him on 64th Independence Day Celebration at Ziro, with a memento and cash award of Rs.10,000.00 in recognition of his dedication and hard work in the field of Pisci-culture and declared him as the best progressive Pisci-culture farmer in the district.

The  farm, spread over three hectares is surrounded with fitting locales of pristine green pine forest, has been appreciated by all who ever had a chance to visit it. The Indian Council of Agriculture Research(ICAR), through the Directorate of Cold Water Fisheries(DCWR) Bhimtal, also felicitated him  with a memento and Certificate on 3rd October 2009, in recognition of his dedication to development of fisheries sector in high altitude.

His success  in the field can be gauged from the fact that  he has a water area of  over two hectares  under fish farming spread over total area of three hectares. His innovative and entrepreneurship idea can be seen from  his style of cultivation where  different livestock are integrated with  Pisci-culture as fish –cum- piggery, Fish-cum-duck, fish-cum-goat  cultivation. The embankments and  periphery  of the ponds have been converted to a horticulture gardens of banana, lemon, Oranges and Ginger .

For last two years, he has also started fish seed rearing  from where marginal fish farmers  of the area gets the required fished seed without incurring much expenditure. His annual income from this integrated farming is calculated at  over Rs.three lacs. Once seen as  unwise  effort from a crazy youth by the locals now has  become a source of inspirations with many opting for pisci-culture in the area.

It needs little hard work and determination in the initial stage and the rest is a perennial source of income, said confident Kamin and appealed the youths to opt for pisci-culture.

Lower Subansiri DFDO, Pani Taram, congratulating Kamin his achievement, said this is just the beginning of  exploring the high potentials of pisci-culture in the area, much more is expected in the years to come . The department of fisheries is always ready to help such enterprising and progressive farmers in the form financial assistance and technical guidance. (The contributor is DIPRO, Lower Subansiri)


First ever art exhibition of local artist begins today

ITANAGAR, Aug 19: The stage is set for the first ever art exhibition of local artists, which will be unveiled tomorrow. The exhibition will be a dawn to dusk affair over the next four days at Arun Subansiri Hotel. For want of proper art exhibition gallery, organizers are making best use of space made available. The venue is abuzz with excitement as the artists are busy setting up their arts in position for the D-Day.

“It is a dream come true and a moment of pride to exhibit the works in our own state,” said  Punyo Chobin, pursuing PG course in painting from Vishwabharti University Shanti Niketan West Bengal. Chobin would be displaying eight of his paintings.  When quizzed about his initiation into painting, he shared that he was taught by Dhrubo Bhattacharjee, an artist with the IPR Department. “Dhrubo was very kind and taught me painting without charging me ’, he said. Another trained artist, Taya Viveik was also mentored by Dhrubo.

Amidst the men, there is budding young female artist, Yogai Bagyang, again an alumnus of the same university as Chobin and Taya Viveik. She did her masters in Ceramics which would be displayed along with her pair of paintings. Sharing the ups and downs of craftsmanship involved in using ceramics, she said, “it is a costly affair working with ceramics therefore, I do paintings too.” She adds that painting has been her passion since childhood.

The brain behind the exhibition is none other than Yumlam Tana- a self taught artist, currently serving as the District Adult Education Officer, Kurung Kumey and who is also the President of Arunachal Akademi of Fine Arts (AAFA). Sharing his thought process behind holding the exhibition, he says, “Seeing so many art exhibitions outside the state I always thought of organizing one for the state’s indigenous artists.  Art awareness and conducting workshop for the aspiring artists are the two objective of the exhibition.” Terming it as the small steps towards bigger things to come in near future, he informed that the association is very soon planning to dive into the mainstream by organizing an Exhibition at Delhi by January or February next year. ‘The programme wouldn’t really reflect our ability as many of our fine artworks have been left behind due to the transportation problem’, Yumlam informs.

First lady of the state, Anupama Singh will grace the occasion as chief guest, who herself is a trained artist from Academie Julian in Paris and has done several exhibitions since 1971 including at renowned galleries like Triveni Kala Sangam, Lalit Kala Acadey at New Delhi as well as at National Museum of Beaux Arts, Algiers.

On the occasion, AAFA will be felicitating first trained professional artist from the state, Takar Riba- the man who created Pehelwan at Pehelwan mod on Itanagar-Naharlagun road.  AAFA also informed that renowned football player and first Arunachalee to represent India in any sporting event, Indrajjit Namchoom will also be felicitated on the occasion.


APB&OCWWB distributes free exercise book to students

ITANAGAR, Aug 19: Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (APB&OCWWB) as part of the welfare measures of the Board distributed exercise books to the school going children of the workers at All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union office (AAPWU), Itanagar today.

Speaking on the occasion as chief guest Parliamentary Secretary for Labour Employment and Land Management, Padi Richo appreciated the activities taken up by the Board for the welfare of the children of workers.

He further highlighting the various opportunities offered by the board, encouraged everyone to come forward and avail the opportunity.

AAPWU President cum APB&OCWWB Chairman Jalley Sonam appreciating Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu for his support and cooperation said that for the first time in the state and in the entire north east states such welfare measure was taken up by the board.

He appealed all the workers to get themselves registered and added that workers who are registered under APB&OCWWB will avail the free books and assured to distribute five exercise books to each child from next year.




ITANAGAR, Aug 19: The District & Sessions Court, West Sessions Division at Yupia will be formally inaugurated by Justice K Musahary, Judge Gauhati High Court on August 23 at 9 am.


Bandh supported

ITANAGAR, Aug 19: Adi Students Union Itanagar Unit extended support to 24 hours Siang bandh  proposed by its parents body against dam starting from Aug 26.

Mega dam may bring in development for few people but it is not the way of development for everyone, particularly the poor villagers of Siang belt whose ancestral land will be snatched away in the name of development, AdiSU unit said.

The union also criticized the MP Takam Sanjoy for his reported statement against protestors of   mega dams.


Solung Drawing competition

ITANAGAR, Aug 19: Itanagar Solung Festival Celebration Committee, 2010 would conduct a drawing competition for Class I-V and Class VI-XII students at Solung Ground, Itanagar on August 29.

The competition is being jointly sponsored by Megu Welfare Society and Nehru Yuva Kendra, Itanagar in honour of freedom fighter Late Lutnyung Megu, who sacrificed his life fighting against British Sepoys in 1894 at Delang Yapgo, Siluk.


Tirbin bandh

ITANAGAR, Aug 19: Tirbin Area Students Union has decided to call 12-hour Tirbin circle  bandh in protest against the failure of BSNL authority to provide mobile service in the area on Aug 23.

Justifying its bandh call, the union said despite several reminders and representations to the BSNL authorities, the mobile network in Tirbin area remains out of order for the last two months.


Society supports

ITANAGAR, Aug 19: Pushi Bango Welfare Society has supported the demand of Pushi Bango Students Union who have declared a bandh on Sept demanding posting of adequate numbers of teachers. The Society has called on the govt to frame strict transfer /posting norms so that the poor students of rural areas may not be deprived of education. It further called on the Ministers and MLAs not to interfere in the transfer and posting of teachers.


Charity show

ITANAGAR, Aug 19: Sagalee Branch of Arunachal Pradesh Women Welfare Society organized a charity show on Aug 14. PWD and UD Minister Nabum Tuki was the chief guest while Sagalee ZPM Abraham Techi Kaya was the guest of honour.


ECI verdict

ITANAGAR: The Election Commission of India has derecognized Arunachal Congress as state party in Arunachal Pradesh on its failure to fulfill the conditions at the subsequent elections. The Party had not put up with any candidates during the last assembly elections.


Teachers abstain from teaching

ITANAGAR: Rajiv Gandhi University Teachers Association today abstain from taking classes in response to call given by Federation of Central Universities Teachers Association. The teachers are protesting against the failure of the University Grants Commission for not amending the service conditions of the University and College Teachers as demanded.


Should you visit GH Naharlagun, carry along a bed

Dear Editor,

Recently, I had the opportunity of visiting General Hospital, Naharlagun. I was directed to take my patient to the emergency ward. Accordingly I went to the Emergency ward, but as expected I did not find a doctor at the emergency. So, I had to take my patient to Niba Hospital. This incident is a bitter reminiscent of last year, where faced with an emergency situation visited the Emergency ward. At that time I was lucky enough to find a doctor and the patient was advised to be administered some saline. But when I enquired as to where the patient should lie so as to be administered the saline, the nurse in a very casual manner advised me to find a seat on any of the bench in the veranda. As the patient was very serious, I looked for a place but the place was so crowded that I could not find a place, which I informed accordingly to the attending nurses, to which they again advised me to find a place to at least sit and take the saline. But is it really advisable that a person who is so sick and infirm due to illness can sit in a bench for hours on and take the saline. I guess not and so I had to shift my patient to Niba Hospital. Now visiting the same ward after a year, no desirable change can be seen.            

Especially during the summers, the hospital is filled up to the extent that there is no place to step in. The ward which is supposedly called the "emergency ward" is the least equipped of all. The patients lie on benches, sit on the benches and even stand while they are being given saline. These are the real people of Arunachal who are not in a position to bear the minimum needs of a healthy life. To add to the woes, the Emergency ward is literally lying on the road. Can anyone with a common sense feel that a person would feel better lying on the road, feeling all the dust and the continuous honking of the horns, there are even multitoned horns that can scare the wit out of you with strange noises that goes on unbridled in our state? Well, that's what is happening in the Emergency ward of the General Hospital, Naharlagun. Shouldn't there be atleast some maintainable distance between the hospital and the roads? A patient in the emergency ward can see and hear everything on the road and a passerby in the road can hear the heavy breaths and sighs of the patient. So, which is the hospital and which is the road?

A person in the higher echelon and strata of the society need not visit the general hospital as they have all the luxuries delivered at their door steps, but what about the general public? This hospital is the lifeline of most of the population of the state. What is the concerned department and ministry doing to address this problem? I have heard no body speak anything about the Hospital. The "headlights" are talking about dams, colleges, tourism but what about the health? How is it supposed that a person would enjoy any of these, if there is no health? Every year in our state many people (sorry no statistic available) die due to non-availability of basic needs of public health. In many interior parts of our state, like my hometown Daporijo hundreds die because of simple illness like Malaria and Typhoid. The simple reason is the non-availability of medical facilities.

When I write a letter for the public, one expects some action on part of the persons concerned, but the scenario in our state is so depressing and dejecting that a grievance and a cry of the public remains just black, oblivious words on a piece of paper.

So, instead let’s help ourselves. Next time anyone visits the General Hospital, make a vow to take a bench or a bed along with you or don't bother to go there at all.


Duge Soki,

D-sector, Naharlagun



Stairway to heavenly abode

Dear Editor,

I would like to draw the attention of the concerned Dept that the existing Bridge over Barapani, Naharlagun is causing untold problems to pedestrian because of its narrowness. There is no footpath either for the pedestrians.

When two heavy vehicles comes from different end, people walking in the middle of the bridge has to standstill that too in a slight leaning position towards the vehicles as there’s a slight distance between person and the vehicles.

With increasing number of Dhoom Bikers the problems has become worse for pedestrians like us. There is an immediate need for widening this bridge.

I would also like to request the District Administration to fix speed limit in the township area especially in the bridge and regulate it with the strictest possible means.

If we don’t pay heed to this issue at earliest, I fear, with increasing number of vehicles, this bridge is soon going to be a stairway to heavenly abode!


A Resident of C-Sector




Give us water

Dear Editor,

It is a matter of shame that the Dera Natung Government college is lacking behind in the field of basic amenities. We don't have Cyber Café or good Play ground.  We can study without any co curricular activities or facilities but it is tough to remain in the college without potable water. Majority of the students belong to low income group of the society and it is very hard to spend Rs 20/- to buy packaged drinking water. I request the concerned authority to kindly look into the matter and provide us with potable water in college campus.


Sange Tsering

DNGC, (On email)



Oldest hydel project in the verge of closure

Dear Editor,

The 50x50=100 KW Pagi Hydel under Basar division in West Siang district was inaugurated by then Governor K A A Raja  on 15th October 1972.   Now the oldest hydel of our state is in verge of closure due to negligence of power department. It has been observed that this hydel remains completely defunct for last four months.  This Hydel used to supply power in many nearby villages including school, hospital and also Basar Township and vital administration installation including VIP areas. Despite knowing the fact that power generated by the Hydel is not adequate to cater the power need of fast growing population, the villagers never want the hydel disappear, which may go against the policy of the Govt.

Therefore, it is my earnest request to authorities concerned to take up regular maintenance work for smooth functioning of the hydel and bring smile to the villagers.


Daggam Riba

Pagi village, Basar



Give a chance to non APST women married to tribal

Dear Editor,

I have been seriously following reader’s forum column of your daily in recent time. Of them, lot of people have appreciated step taken by Doimukh Student Union (DSU) against those non-APST man who after marrying APST women  does not go back to their  hometown. These non-APST men using their wives APST status are enjoying better facilities than us. Even their children’s, who by birth and blood are non-APST, somehow take their mother’s surname and avail those facilities meant for our APST children. Today most of buildings owned in capital complex are owned by non-APST men in the name of their wives. Their children using their mother’s surname has become officers in government sectors and many generations of their children will enjoy this status.

Why is administration keeping blind eye to this serious problem? The way things are going at the moment, at times I am compelled to think whether we are following Meghalaya system of matrilineal society. While non-APST man marrying APST woman enjoy all facilities, non-APST girl marrying APST man does not enjoy any facilities. Such outside girl marrying APST boy are being treated like second class citizen and are not provided schedule tribe certificate. Even in job opportunities especially in government sector, they are not given any chance. As per tradition, after marriage girls take surname of husband and move to stay at husband’s hometown. These non-APST girls after marrying APST boy come to stay in Arunachal with a hope that people will accept her with open arms. But the outdated laws of state is making tough for such woman and they always feel like outsider in their own. It is time government change this outdated law and give equal status to those non-APST woman who after marrying APST boy has made this state their home. Everybody has to remember that Sonia Gandhi could occupy status of one of the most powerful politicians though she is Italian by birth because India welcomed  her with open arms. Similar way, non-APST girl marrying APST boy should be provided equal opportunities in every sphere of life.  

Today refugees like Tibetan and other groups are easily getting schedule tribe certificate and accessing all facilities. State government and their administrative officers should strictly check this gross violation. Also non-APST man marrying APST woman should go back to their place of origin after staying few years here and come what may be, they should not be allowed to buy property in the name of their wives and their children also should not use surname of their mother to get ST certificate. This issue is serious and very emotional one to every APST citizen.


Taba Sanka,




Give chance to 15 other candidates

Dear Editor,

The recent fair selection of candidates for the posts of Sub-Inspector by Police department has already created a lasting impression on the minds of young people. Now young people are eager to join the police force because of transparency being maintained in recruitment process. We think it is the right choice to perform our duty with honesty and sincerity under the uniform.

Unfortunately we have not yet been called for selection from the revised panel of wait listed candidates. So far 8 candidates have been selected out of 23.

We, therefore humbly implore upon the  Home Minister and the concerned police authority to re-look into the matter and give a chance to other 15 wait-listed candidates in service towards the society and the state. With great hope and anticipation we are waiting for the decision in favour of the remaining wait-listed candidates.


Samuel Pertin

On behalf of wait-listed candidates from the revised panel



The dams

Dear Editor,

The letter by one Kaling Jamoh regarding his views on dams was the most balanced and unbiased submission. I tried to calculate my opinion on the dam issue. However the scale was horizontal. Having considered all the opinion of pro-Dam and anti –Dam parties it would be best if all the calculations are practical based. No scientific analysis can compensate the emotions of those who don’t want the dam and no development can take place without harnessing the hydro power of our state.


Vikari Sonowal

Guwahati,  (on email)



Start recruitment process

Dear Editor,

With reference to the letter 'Silent Department' dated August14, by one Agri graduate regarding non creation of A.D.O post, I too would like to share my grievances at non-recruitment by the Agriculture Department.  It is indeed a pity that Agri Dept. of the state is in hibernation for the last six years. In recent years Union Ministry of Agriculture along with associated institute and organisations has taken numerous initiative to uplift the face of agriculture as well as too liquidize the unemployment problems among the Agri. graduate students through different employment programmes and schemes but has this programmes and schemes been ever put to use for the benefit of unemployed Agri. graduate students?

Hence the Dept. should answer- why there has been no recruitment process of A.D.O post over the last six years?

Therefore I earnestly request the concerned authorities to start the recruitment process to the post of A.D.Os to solve the problem of unemployment among Agri. graduates or they should close the Dept.


An Agri. Graduate






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