Sigin Bridge collapse following heavy rain
Daporijo, Aug 12: The Sigin steel bridge over the Sigin River connecting Daporijo
to Ziro collapsed today at about 7 a.m. following incessant rain since last night.
The bridge collapsed when a loaded truck bearing the registration number AS 01BC
5981 was plying over it. It snapped into two and fell into the rising waters along
with the truck, which overturned in it. The driver and the handle man of the truck
sustained only minor injuries and are reportedly safe. The District Administration
under DC i/c Gejum Ete (ADC) stated that the Govt. and Deputy Commissioner have been
informed about it and that the diversion Tadak Dulom Bridge is being made pliable
for light motor vehicles so that the road and people living on the other bank are
not cut off from the town.
The BRTF has assured the District Administration to restore the bridge within 15
days stating that the exact cause of the collapse is not known and can be ascertained
only after dismantling the bridge and its thorough examination. (DIPRO)
Darko SC and Rising BFC to battle it out 1st semifinal of Abotani Cup
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Model Village Football Club (MVFC) and Bamang Taji Football Club
(BTFC) are in the Semifinal defeating Sood Sports Club (SSC) and Hina Nabam Football
Club (HNFC) respectively in the ongoing 3rd Abo Tani cup 09 at RG Stadium, Naharlagun
MVFC defeated its rival by 4-0.
Loi Kena scored two goals, Tai Bharat and Birandra Rai scored one goal each for MVFC.
In the second match Toko Poliam and Rocky Ramching scored one each for BTFC, while
Biku Bapu of HNFC scored a goal in the 55 minutes.
Meanwhile, AAPSU President Takam Tatung and General Secretary ANSU Likha Nilly Tabo
would attend the 1st semifinal match as chief guest and guest of honour respectively
at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun at 2.30 PM on Aug 13.
Arunachal to pursue Centre on Autonomous Council: Khandu
ATNS with inputs from UNI
Itanagar, Aug 12: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu today assured to
pursue the matter related to creation of two Autonomous District Councils (ADCs)
in the state covering Tirap-Changlang and Tawang-West Kameng.
Mr Khandu’s assurance came after five legislators from Tirap and Changlang district
raised a special mention in the Assembly this morning regarding creation of ADC with
special reference to its present political, social and economic status.
The Chief Minister while acknowledging the problems of these two districts said that
the state government would soon approach the Centre to bring Tirap-Changlang and
Tawang-West Kameng under the Sixth Schedule.
Referring to the insurgency problem of the two districts, Mr Khandu commented that
the Centre should initiate peace process with the outside insurgent groups active
in the districts.
Earlier, MLA Wanglin Lowangdong on behalf of the MLAs apprised the Chief Minister
of the problems confronting both the districts and said that with creation of ADC
socio-economic development of the people would be fast and will help the government
in proper administration.
It is pertinent to mention here that the state Assembly on two earlier occasions
had passed resolutions on creation of two ADCs namely Mon Autonomous District Council
(comprising Tawang and West Kameng districts) and Patkai Autonomous District Council
for Tirap and Changlang districts.
Meanwhile, The thirteenth session of the Fourth Legislative assembly came to an end
today. As the state prepares for election due in October this year, the Session ended
on a quite note.
After the business was over, the members posed for group photo, perhaps to keep alive
the memories. After five years of taking part in sessions, the members know that
a new dawn awaits them with elections due in October this year. The new Legislative
Assembly would see new and not so new faces.
Setong Sena, the mild mannered Speaker while officiating the thirteenth session of
the Fourth Legislative assembly today thanked the members for their cooperation.
He said that smooth conduct of the assembly was possible because of the cooperation
extended by the members and officers and officials of the Assembly Secretariat. He
expressed the hope that members that formed the next Legislative Assembly would continue
the tradition with new hope and vision and work harder. Sena informed that 32 bills
were passed while 15 private members resolutions were adopted.
Master plan for Capital Region: The city development plan for Itanagar region has
been prepared under JNNURM scheme for various infrastructure development of urban
area, said PWD & UD minister Nabam Tuki while replying to a question raised by MLA
Ngurang Pinch. He said the scheme regarding diversion of road, alternative roads
and flyovers has already been incorporated in the city development plan adding that
the department of Town Planning has notified various hierarchies of roads for regulating
the width of the roads.
He added that various infrastructure developmental schemes have been submitted to
the GOI under JNNURM for the approval and the master plan of Itanagar capital region
and building bye-laws would be implemented strictly.
Zero hour: Minister RWD Chowna Mein while taking part in a Zero Hour discussion said
that there is no scope for regularisation of administrative employees under National
Rural Employment Guarantee Act. While responding to a Zero Hour discussion on regularization
of service of staff under NREGA raised by MLA Nyato Rigia, Minister said that jobs
would lasts as long as the Act continues as its is fully central government funded
work. He said that state government has no other option then to follow the central
Rigia while demanding regularization of 104 administrative employees of Upper Subansiri
district called on the government to look for a mechanism to accommodate the employees
on a regular basis. He expressed concern at the uncertainties of the employees once
the scheme is completed.
Daklo Nidak suggested that employees of NREGA be merged with PRIs department while
adding that salary be disbursed on time.
Bill: The house also passed the Arunachal Pradesh Public Libraries Bill 2009.
Colleges infrastructure: MLA Wanglin Lowangdong today press upon the state government
to develop and sanction appropriate fund for completion of the college infrastructure
at Khela, the permanent site for Wangcha Rajkumar Government College at Tirap district.
The MLA opinioned that the state government was not serious in establishing the college
in the selected permanent site though deed of agreement has been signed between the
administration and the villagers who had donated the land measuring 200 acres in
1997 and which subsequently has been developed with a girls’ hostel, administrative
block and some class rooms.
Lowangdong said that its time for the concerned department to stop finding fault
with the site and sanction appropriate fund so that public money is not wasted in
constructing infrastructure at the temporary location at Deomali.
The education minister Tater Kipa informed the house that Rs 30 crore is required
for completion of the college infrastructure at Khela and the state government cannot
take the initiative due to paucity of funds.
He informed that Rs 50 lakhs was spent during this current year for construction
of girls’ hostel at Deomali as students were facing acute shortage in accommodation.
The government had to take the step to meet the urgent requirement, Kipa further
He further assured that as and when the fund position improves the government would
provide the necessary fund for infrastructure development in the permanent college
Kipa also informed that state government has already approach DoNER ministry for
Rs 2 crores each for infrastructural development in all colleges of Arunachal Pradesh
Water Supply: Responding to a question of MLA Kipa Babu on Nyorch Project, PHED minister
Lambo Tayeng said that people in Naharlagun township are facing problem as the scheme
was supposed to feed 80,000 population by 2019 but the population has exceeded beyond
estimated to 71,000 plus in 2009 itself.
He further said that the department is contemplating to bring out a compressive action
plan for equitable distribution of water supply.
Tayeng further clarified that though Poma drinking water project is complete while
the centre is yet to release Rs 46.77 lakhs as the department could not prepare the
final bill and submit the utilization certificate.
MLA Bosiram Siram taking part in the discussion called for a specific master plan
to deal with shortage of drinking water in all district headquarters, townships and
Road: PWD and UD minister Nabam Tuki while responding to a question by MLA Kipa Babu
on reconstruction and repair of damaged roads in Naharlagun and Itanagar informed
that Rs 100 lakhs under CRF for 2008-2009 has been allocated for Naharlagun township.
Tuki also informed that Rs 20 lakhs has been released during the last fiscal year
2008-2009 against ordinary repair and maintenance of NH52A from Banderdewa to Hollongi.
Third party monitor: Replying to the question raised by the MLA J K Panggeng, chief
minister Dorjee Khandu said that the planning department has temporarily parked only
0.5 % of the project cost of each SPA scheme sanctioned during 2008-09 till finalization
of the third party monitor.
Modality for engagement of third party monitor for monitoring the projects or schemes
funded under SPA are yet to be finalized, Khandu added.
Development scheme: Urban Development Minister Nabam Tuki informed that the criteria
for determining the development scheme for the balanced infrastructure in urban centers
is based on the recommendation of the governing body of the District Urban Development
Agency (DUDA) as well as public demand. He said this while replying to the question
raised by MLA Ngurang Pinch in the august house.
Chief Minister: The Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu expressed the hope that all member
would make a come back to complete the unfinished tasks and take the state to new
path of development.
Power supply to be disrupted
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Power Supply would be affected from 07.30 hrs to 16.30 hrs on Aug
13. This has been necessitated because of installation of ERS on 132 KV Lilo circuit
to sub-station at SMS Smelters Lekhi village from NLDT line. This was informed by
Executive Engineer (E), Naharlagun Electrical Division Likha Taje.
The power supply to capital complex and its peripheral areas shall be affected during
the period of shut down. Stand by power supply shall be maintained during the period
by drawing supply from external grid sources through 132 KV Gohpur-Nirjuli feeder
to be managed by SLDC at Itanagar.
Khandu comes clear on new district dispute
ITANAGAR, August 12: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu while clarifying
the controversy over proposed district headquarter of the new district “Lower Siang”
which was approved in principle by the state cabinet on August 7 last disclosed that
the cabinet never proposed any particular place for the district headquarter.
The cabinet approved, in principle, the creation of a new district namely “Lower
Siang District” and constitution of a High Power committee to examine the ground
realities and recommend the District Headquarter as also the boundary of the new
district, Khandu revealed. The new district will be comprised of Basar, Gensi, Kangku,
Likabali Nari-Koyu etc. the chief minister added.
“Bandh calls will not give us the solution”, Khandu added and appealed to the agitating
organisations to submit their say before the High Power Committee to be constituted
shortly in order to help the committee to recommend the most suitable place for the
district headquarter and the boundary of the new district. (PRO TO CM)
Arunachal sounds high alert on Swine Flu
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Arunachal Pradesh Government has sounded high alert after the latest
case of influenza A (H1N1) been detected in the neighbouring Meghalaya.
Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu assured all possible support and coordination from the
state’s end to combat the contagious virus. He was discussing the matter with Union
Defence Joint Secretary Ramachandru, who called on the chief minister this afternoon
in his office chamber to chalk out plans and means to fight the dreaded virus.
Taking serious view of the alarming situation that is gradually engulfing the north
eastern states also, Khandu emphasised for creating awareness on the contagious swine
flu among the people of the state. He stressed for proper monitoring and timely health
checkups for the people coming from out of the state so that the contagious virus
which has already taken the form of epidemic does not engulf the state of Arunachal
Pradesh. “The disease is new and people are in panic. Fortunately, in Arunachal
we have not come across any patient having symptoms of swine flu so far. However,
the State Government would take necessary measures and put in place testing equipments,
medicines, isolation ward etc to take care of swine flu afflicted patients, Khandu
Khandu requested the visiting Joint Secretary to impress upon the centre to provide
adequate diagnostic equipments for the state to detect the virus. He also highlighted
the need to equip all the hospitals of the state with adequate medicines for combating
Ramachandru while informing the Chief Minister on the steps being initiated by the
Union Government to contain the situation said that lab for detecting the virus has
already been established at Dibrugarh and if any case of swine flu is detected then
the medicine could be made available in just 24 hours. He appreciated the Chief Minister’s
positive gesture to contain the spreading of virus and assured all help from the
centre, reports PRO to CM.
State Epidemiologist Dr. Lobsang Jampa had accompanied the visiting guest during
Meanwhile, the Arunachal Pradesh unit Nationalist Youth Congress (NYC) strongly urged
the state government particularly to the Health & Family Welfare Department to take
necessary actions by severely scrutinizing, restricting and limiting the entry of
outsider into the state.
Those passengers coming from outside should be screened suitably in all entry point,
NYC said and added that individuals coming inside Arunachal Pradesh must carry a
certificate stating that they are free from Influenza AH1N1 so that swine flu virus
does not spread in the state.
Government must pass a rule to strictly take measures against swine flu viruses.
The swine flu deaths have been on the rise across the country and are escalating.
Unless the entry points are properly checked, the precaution measures of the state
government are meaningless NYC added.
Fauji Mela enthrals Kibitho
KIBITHU, Aug 12: A Cultural meet in the form of a Fauji Mela was organized by the
20th Battalion The SIKH Regiment, 82 Mountain Brigade at Kibithu on Aug 8 as a part
of weeklong Independence Day Celebration Programme.
The aim of the mela was to foster inter personal relation between Army, Civilians
of the area, Govt officials and the civil population at large as also to know each
other’s cultural treasures.
The mela was inaugurated by Colonel K.S. Dhadwal, Commanding officer, 20 Sikh regiment
Kibithoo.The mela was a huge attraction for the local population with various food
stalls, game stalls and a medical stall providing a mix of entertainment and medical
awareness. It also had a colourful cultural programme of famous `Bhangra’ Dance of
Punjab by Army troops and culminated with the famous `Mishmi’ Dance by the local
cultural troupe which enthralled the audience & left everybody spell bound.
The varied array of activities and cultural performances made people aware of unity
of India. It also bolstered the image of Army among the local populace. More of
such Melas are being planned in future and it is hoped that the civil-military cooperation
and interaction will bring a new dawn of inter-action and brother hood in the East
of The North East.
Public hearing on environmental clearance of Lower Dimwe HE project held
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: The much awaited Public Hearing on environmental clearance of Lower
Dimwe Hydro – Electric Project concluded peacefully at Parsuram Kund Kund Mela Ground
on Aug11last. The Hearing process conducted by Arunachal Pradesh Pollution Control
Board and was attended at large by prominent Public leaders , Panchayat Bodies,
GBs Villagers of all affected villages.
The twenty four speakers including former Minister, Prominent Public leaders Panchayat
leaders, APPSU, AMSU, NGOS, Tai Khampti Singpho council and students Union expressed
their desires and opinion on the occasion. Though almost all speakers did not oppose
the construction of dam at Lohit River, they insisted on employment, contractors’
benefits, civic amenities and more attractive packages to the affected people. The
inclusion of few left out villages, compensation to dwellers in downstream of the
Tabling of detail environmental assessment report and wide publicity on important
issues relating to dam construction were vociferously raised by several speakers.
The Athena authority assured to start an information cell relating to their project
in their office at Tezu.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chongkham MLA C.T. Mein said that Hydro Power Projects
can only enrich the state’s coffer to bring development to this state. The state
cannot get sufficient fund from the centre as it can not bear the state share as
envisaged in central funding pattern. Our people should give up their apprehension
about the bad impact of big dams and allow power developers to tap natural resources
for our benefit, he said.
In his key note address Member Secretary APSPCB R.K. Deori Itanagar disclosed that
public hearing before start of a project is necessitated do away public resentments
on big projects on behalf of government of India so that affected people speak out
their heart about projects.
The representative of Athena Dimwe Power Pvt Limited Gagan Agarwal, D. Prasad and
other briefed in detail about the 1750 MW projects through power point presentation.
The compensation packages worked upfront on socio-economic, demographic set and all
facilities to be extended to local population in general and affected people in particular
were spelt out by the power developer.
Presiding over the function, the Lohit Deputy Commissioner, Kaling Tayeng said that
administration is simply a mediator between people and the company to see that their
endeavor go to a meaningful end. Replying to grievances about exclusion of names
of few affected people, he said that door is not yet closed to take up the genuine
cases adding that will and aspirations of indigenous people will always be accommodated.
The Tezu EAC T. Jerang who is playing a Coordinating role on behalf of district administration
is preparing another Public hearing at Paya Machima Community hall at Anjaw district
Hundreds in Tirap Run for Peace
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: The 1st Tirap Half Marathon – Run For Peace organized by the Tirap
District Administration received over whelming response with more than 700 participants
running for peace at Khonsa today. Vimla Mehra, DGP of Arunachal Pradesh flagged
off the Half Marathon amidst a huge gathering.
Speaking on the occasion Mehra while appreciating the efforts of the District Administration,
said that there was no dearth of sporting talents in Arunachal Pradesh and asked
the youth to participate in such events like Tirap Marathon and showcase their latent
talents. She appealed to the participants to maintain spirit of sportsmanship.
The programme was also attended by by Deepak Mishra, IGP, Robin Hibu, DIG(East),
DC, and SP, Tirap, CO, 19 Assam Rifles, CO, 19 Kumaon Regiment and a host of distinguished
During the function, one of the sharpest mind of India, Ranphoa Ngowa who holds the
Limca Book of records and world record academy for solving the world’s largest commercial
Jigsaw Challenge, mesmerized the guests with his amazing skill in Rubins Cube.
It may be added here that the 1st Tirap Half Marathon has been organized by Tirap
District Administration with an aim to spreading the message of peace and also creating
awareness amongst the youth the importance of sports. The Half Marathon with the
theme ‘Run for Peace’ has significance for Tirap district which is battling with
insurgency problem. The participants were grouped in 5 categories. In the professional
group Arvind Singh from 2 mount div bagged the 1st prize of Rs. 10,000/- and certificate
while Sukhvir Singh from 36 Bn CRPF got the 2nd place with cash award Rs. 5,000/-
and certificate. Ramesh Joshi of 2 mount Div begged the 3rd prize of Rs. 3.000/-
along with certificate. The winners in other groups including open men, students
(girls), students (boys) and open women were also awarded cash prizes and certificates.
The popular Assamese and Bollywood singer Zubeen Garg performed at Nehru Stadium
in the evening as a part of the Half Marathon programme and enthralled the huge gathering.
The people from all walks of life have appreciated the District Administration for
the noble venture describing it as meaningful and entertaining. (DIPRO)
ATA mixed reaction on the cabinet decisions
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Arunachal Teachers’ Association (ATA) thanked the state government
for implementation of Part-B for teachers and Nurses as per 6th CPC, approval for
filling up of 75% of the vacant posts of ATA (A) and 25% of the said post with candidate
having DE Ed and B Ed,10% special duty allowance for teachers working in hard belt
areas, recruitment of JT and ST through APPSC and transfer and posting policy of
teachers to improved the education of the state. However, it expressed resentment
over RR of DSE and 10% reservation for DAEO while alleging that there has been foul
play by some vested interest officer in filing final draft proposal to be placed
in the cabinet and superseded the approved matter as per proofs available, it claimed.
It appealed the Minister to reinforce and maintain his stand for the larger interest
of the teaching community.
It further said that the 10% reservation of DAEO for promotion to principal was not
at all a point submitted in the joint memorandum submitted by ATA, DAEO and AASSATA.
This issue will debar the promotional scope and working spirit of Vice Principal
and Head Master (VP and HM), it added and appealed to reconsider the cabinet decisions
of August 7.
NCP demands ban on Bolee
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: The State NCP Unit Arunachal Pradesh urged the district administration
and the state government to immediately impose judicial ban order on the alleged
large scale money gambling (Bolee) among the women of the twin capital complex.
The party further alleged that gambling is being practiced by the certain high class
state government officials’ wives in the capital complex. The alleged women are involved
in deceptive method to induce the innocent and poor local women to participate in
the gambling process.
NCP said that this rare gambling method has been adopted in the state capital to
loot hard earned money with criminal intention and to breach peace amongst families
and society at large.
This illegal deceptive method of gambling is an act of criminal conspiracy to loot
the public property and money in broad day light. Many innocent and poor women have
become victims of this gamble, it said.
The modus-operandi of the gambling is peculiar and new to this tribal state of Arunachal
Pradesh, NCP said and added that it is dangerously harming innocent tribal women.
NCP terming this gamble as un-sanctioned, un-authorized and illegal without paying
any revenue to the state government urged the district administration and the state
government to immediately intervene and book the ring leaders/collectors of the gambling
Bollee as per law.
AVP and RKM jointly organizes medical camp
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Itanagar Mahila Samiti of Arunachal Vikas Parishad and RamaKrishna
Hospital, Itanagar jointly organized medical camp at Jote Village in Papumpare District
today. 146 patients have been treated and provided medicines by Dr. Deyi, Dr. Namchoom
and Dr. Nabagopal Chanda. The Medical Team was lead by Techi Gubin, Higio Aruni,
Swamiji R.K Mission and Yamek Taggu.
Arunachal Vikas Parishad organizes about 50 camps during the year in the remote villages.
It also provides medicines through Village Health Workers. Around 30,000 patients
are benefited round the year through this medical project.
AVP also organized medical camps in Kurung Kumey, Lower Subansiri District Sinag
and Upper Subansiri District last week. Patients from Nyapin, Bogne, Nikja, Menga,
Koloriang, Rading and Tabarijo villages were treated
“Chandrayan: promises and concerns”
Changlang, Aug 11: A District level science seminar was held here at Changlang today,
on the topic ‘Chandrayan: promises and concerns.’
The total number of 9 students from various school of Changlang districts took part
in the seminar.
Taba Zirdo from VKV Jairampur stood at first position whereas Renseng Langching of
Government Higher Secondary School, Kharsang and Hem Bahadur Chetry of Government
Higher Secondary School, Bordumsa stood 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Changlang Deputy Commissioner Dr S B Deepak Kumar called on the teachers to help
and give proper guidance to brilliant students with scientific attitude. He advised
the students to work hard and be sincere in their studies for they are the future
of nation. Dr Kumar while stressing discipline as part and parcel of the institution
warned the students against the use of any kind of tobacco product in the school
and promised to visit the schools for surprise checking. While giving his best wishes
to the participants he advised them to concentrate on their presentation, language
and on the main subject concerned.
Earlier DDSE Changlang T Morang called upon the students to give their best to be
a member of such project some day. He further said nothing is impossible in today’s
modern era of science and technology. The only thing a students need is determination,
honesty, hard work, he added. (DIPRO)
Reconsider decision for construction of head tank at religious ground
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Dani-Piilo Ground Development Committee, Lower Subansiri District
in a letter to chief secretary highlighted the land encroachment problems of Dani-Piilo
Ground, Hapoli and said that the construction works of over head tank at DP Ground
is severely affecting the ground and the religious activities of the people.
Appealing the Chief Secretary to intervene in to the matter, the committee appealed
the concerned authority to reconsider the government permission for construction
of over head tank at DP Ground, Hapoli immediately to mitigate the public out cry.
Roding Pertin resigns
ITANAGAR: Independent MLA Roding Pertin has resigned as an MLA representing Dambuk
constituency. In a statement he said that he would join Congress as he had experienced
lot of shortcoming as an Independent MLA. He said that before he was elected as an
Independent MLA, he was with Congress and decided to come back to the party fold
endorsing full faith in the leadership of Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and APCC president
Special SLBC meeting on drought
ITANAGAR: NABARD has requested RBI to hold a special SLBC meeting to discuss the
drought situation in the state and to work out a contingency plan for providing credit
and non- credit inputs to the farmers in collaboration with the Banks and State Government
NABARD has also written to the State Government for increasing the irrigation coverage
through Rural Infrastructure Development Fund of NABARD to tide over the drought
APWWS hails Jamoh’s appointment
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society congratulated Nanom Jamoh on
her appointment as advisor to the Chief Minister. While thanking the state government
led by Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu for taking a historic decision, it said Jamoh’s
appointment would usher in a new era of participation of women in decision making.
APFASA condemns attack
ITANAGAR: The Arunachal Pradesh Finance and Accounts Service Association (APFASA)
condemns the physical attack on one of its member Finance & Accounts Officer (AFO)
G Saha without any reason and provocation by three gallivanting youths near R K Mission
Post office in the full view of shopkeepers and public.
Such boys who commit such crime under the influence of drugs and alcohol should be
properly booked and sternly dealt with, the association said.
APFASA further urged the enforcing authority to beef-up more surveillance on such
The citizens need to educate themselves to deal with such situations by either rescuing
the victim or informing the nearest Police station or police out post immediately,
the association said.
Only genuine candidates should get chance
I being a grass root level Congress party worker would like to draw the attention
of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) president towards the following fact.
There are two types of candidates, namely, seasonal leaders and ticket dependent
leaders who seek party tickets during election times.
The seasonal leaders are persons who declare themselves as public leaders during
election time. They never visit public places during the time of natural calamities,
epidemic and never take part in development activities for general public. They only
appear during the time of election, seek party tickets and disturb the genuine public
servants, who have been serving the people dedicatedly. These types of persons should
not be issued the Congress party ticket as they will stand as main element for losing
The ticket dependent leaders have no grass root level supporters and they have no
public recognition and self confident. They contest election if only get party ticket.
This type of leader generally says, I will contest election if I get Congress
party ticket. If party does not issue ticket, I will not contest. They depend only
on party workers and other organizations. Recommendation of such candidate by state
level party office bearers is also another cause of losing election by the party.
They recommend their kith and kins but not the candidates having winning prospect.
Therefore, I as genuine Congress party worker would like to appeal the AICC president
to issue party tickets to genuine candidates with grass root level supporters for
the 13-Itanagar Assembly constituency in particular and Arunachal Pradesh as a whole
in the forthcoming Assembly election. It is also requested to send a team of central
observers keeping aside all the state office bearers of APCC so that only the genuine
candidates are selected for party tickets.
Gram Panchayat chairperson
Itanagar Assembly constituency
Recognition to good works
Ever since Balo Raja became the elected member of Legislative Assembly from 18th
Palin-Chambang constituency, the people in general have become busier than before.
There are remarkable developments in agriculture and horticulture sectors and rapid
progress is seen in education and health sectors. Unlike in the past, there is more
scope for farmers to sell their agriculture and horticulture products due to road
There are three major roads –one, from Palin town via Dari Dado, Tahu, Kurayer to
Chambang; two, from Tamen through Dahil to Chambang and another road starts at Palin
town through Yaglong, Pania, Rechtaring then to Chambang. These roads connect entire
constituency into one big village. Yet there is another road that is in the halfway
from Lot in Ziro-II via Namha Charbia to Chambang.
He has successfully sanctioned and established three main administrative blocks –
ADC headquarters at Pania, CO headquarter at Tarak Langdi and sub-divisional Centre
at Gangte. Another major achievement is the launching of the 50 bedded hospital at
Jorung, 2 km from Palin town. In educational sector, Yangte and Old Palin middle
schools have been upgraded to secondary standard. During the five year tenure, he
had done a lot for the entire people of this region. The Farmers’ Welfare Society
of Palin area will keep on supporting such a person who has shown great concern for
the general public.
T Mohan, Chairman
The news of switch in loyalty took us by surprise
The news clip appeared in Arunachal Times on August 12, regarding the withdrawal
of support by the people of Namtok Circle of 53 Changlang North Assembly Constituency
from Thinghap Taiju camp surprises every one.
It has been the habitual tactics of Wangia Pongte, the sitting MLA to engage some
hired youths to write against a genuine and a real leader like Taiju, an aspirant
contender from the same Assembly constituency when assembly elections knocks at the
There are great resentments amongst the general public for lack of development during
his last 5(five) years tenure in this entire constituency.
The road linking Pongte's Yankan village is in depleted condition making it difficult
for vehicles to ply throughout the year. The Changlang-Margherita road, Changtang-Khuchep
road, Namtok-Margherita road including Changlang District Headquarters township roads
are also in a dilapidated condition.
The economic conditions of the public, except his few relatives of 53 Changlang (North)
are in a pathetic condition. There is no reason why fresh workers should join Pongte.
Some join Pongte’s camp for personal benefit only. The people of Changlang are regretting
their decision and stating that "Pongte ko vote deke galti kiya”.
The six signatories of 12/08/09 paper release are all original workers of Pongte
and they were never the supporters of Taiju. The statements given by them are false
The recommendation of Congress ticket appealed by the six signatories may not be
considered as Pongte though Congress Party sitting MLA had used his key workers to
campaigned in favour of Arunachal Congress candidate during the last 15 Lok Sabha
Election which proves his anti-party activities.
Rather there is appreciation that under former minister T Taiju initiative the Namtok
Circle, government Secondary School, Primary Health Centre besides others were established
for the welfare of the people of Namtok circle. There is no question about people
withdrawing support from him.
People of both Namtok and Yatdam Circles have expressed their aspiration to extend
full support to Taiju in the ensuing assembly election.
We the following Panchayati Raj representatives including all public leaders strongly
support Taiju. We will work hard to see that he wins this assembly election.
It is our earnest appeal to the Congress Party High Command to issue ticket to a
winning candidate like Taiju from 53 Changlang North (ST) Assembly Constituency.
ZPM-53 Changlang North (ST) A/C
ASM Hesseng-Kongsa GPC
ASM Longran GPC
ASM Longpha-Kuthung GPC
ASM Rangring Kan GPC
Public Leader and Vice President Changlang BCC
Public Leader, Changlang
Public Leader, Yatdam Circle
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to record my deepest sense
of gratitude to one and all who-ever visited me and enquired my well being following
injures sustained on Aug 06 at around 8:15 pm while facing 3(three) unknown hooligans
near RKM Post Office who pounced on me through unnecessary provocation.
I also condemn the attitude of the on-lookers who neither came to my rescue nor informed
the police to tackle the situation on the spot.
I wish my physical injuries to heal soon. But it will take long to forget the mental
bruise till I get used to be comfortable with discomforts around or forget the episode
as a bad dream!!
Gautam Saha, Itanagar.
The Gate way of North Eastern Region, Guwahati is quite comfortable to make a patient
to wait for continuous seven hours to check up for H1N1, a pandemic virus, who was
coming from Pune as appeared in several news media in the light of present turmoil
of Swine Flu. The State Arunachal Pradesh is also in deep slumber to be vibrant with
present scenario of the other parts of the country. They are not estimating, numbers
of people coming to the state from the places which have been declared Epidemic area
of Swine Flu. Such luke-warm response to declaration of WHO and the nation would
cost heavy prices. The rule of social conduct to have perseverance is necessary in
such situation. It is better to be Watch Dog in time than to be a curtsey Receptionist
of any H1N1 virus infected patient.
It must be accepted that the ‘State’ does not identify itself with physical power
for its own sake; it is power to protect and to impart the highest welfare of the
humanity. The protection and precocious measures would be more fruitful than to initiate
welfare plans and programs to cure H1N1 virus infected patient in the state.