Aug 03


Tuki appeals Centre for early forest clearance  for Tawang NHPC projects

NEW DELHI, Aug 02: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki called on Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests, Jayanti Natarajan at New Delhi on Wednesday, and requested the Union minister to expedite the pending Forest Clearance of the Tawang Basin Hydro Power Project of NHPC. He reiterated the fact that the DPR for the Tawang Project would go for Cabinet clearance only after the forest clearance is given. He mentioned that NHPC is also planning to construct the tunnel from Sange to Jang which is also getting delayed due to the pending clearance. The CM explained that the tunnel is important from the strategic as well as tourism point of view. The Union Minister assured the CM that she would take up the matter on priority at the earliest.

The CM was accompanied by Tourism Minister Pema Khandu.

Earlier in the day, the CM called upon Union Minister of DoNER Pawan Singh Ghatowar to discuss among other issues, the state allocation for Arunachal Pradesh under the schemes undered by the Ministry.

The CM urged the Union Minister to increase the state allocation with due concurrence from the Planning Commission. Ghatowar assured to do a re-look into the present allocation for the state.

Tuki also called upon Union Ministers P.Chidambaram, Sushil Kumar Shinde and Veerappa Moiley to congratulate them on their new portfolios. He was accompanied by Dhaniram Shandil, AICC General Secretary in charge for Arunachal Pradesh.

In a minor reshuffle on Tuesday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh gave the Home portfolio to Sushil Kumar Shinde, who was Power Minister. Simultaneously, Union Corporate Affairs Minister M. Veerappa Moily has been given additional charge of Power. P Chidambaram, meanwhile, returns as the Finance Minister.



Flash flood creates havoc in Tarasso circle

ITANAGAR, Aug 02: Heavy flash flood on July 28 in Taraso circle has damaged paddy fields, human settlement area and the Govt. Sec. School, Taraso, informed  Taraso ZPM Nabam Eka. The flood also reportedly washed away half of the football field.

The ZPM further informed that a meeting was held yesterday to discuss if the course of the river flowing near the school could be diverted for safety of the school. The meeting convened by the ZPM and ASM was attended by Panchayat leaders, students, youths and general public and CO of the circle.

The ZPM appealed to the state government to provide special relief package to the victims of flash flood and FDR fund for protection of the said school.

Further, the Panchayat leaders appealed to the DC Papum Pare to visit the flood affected circle and assess the properties lost in the flood.



CRPF truck hits bike riders; one

succumbs to injuries

ITANAGAR, Aug 02: Two bike riders were injured, one of them seriously, when a truck bearing registration number MH-14F 9849 belonging to the 36 CRPF Bn. Khonsa in Tirap district knocked them down near Karishma cinema hall around 11.45 am at Khonsa on July 29 last.

Though one pillion rider Bamin Batt, who received grievous multiple head injuries and leg fractures was admitted in a private hospital in Dibrugarh (Assam), he succumbed to his injuries  around 4.30 pm  today,  informed Batt’s relative Bamin Hinda.

While confirming the accident, Khonsa police sources informed that a case no 49/2012 u/s 279/427/337/338 IPC has been registered and investigation is going on.

Hinda in a release claimed that CRPF authority had made a public commitment after the accident  on July 29 to bear the medical expenses of both the injured persons. But the commander B C Sharma, behaved ‘indifferently’ with the victims’ relatives when they called on him at the Bn HQs the next day for financial assistance, Hinda said in his release.

Batt’s family had cautioned that the CRPF authority would be held answerable and it has to take responsibility if Batt succumbed to his injuries. Such ‘inhuman attitude’ of a paramilitary officer deserves condemnation, Hinda said.



APFCL team visits  Patanjali food & herbal park

ITANAGAR, Aug 02: Arunachal Pradesh Forest Corporation Limited (APFCL) chairman Tani Loffa and vice chairman Jabring Venia yesterday visited Patanjali Ayurvedic Ltd. and Patanjali Food and Herbal Park, Padartha, Haridwar, Uttarakhand .

Both Loffa and Venia discussed in details with the Managing Director and CEO of Patanjali Food and Herbal Park (P) Ltd about investment potential in medicinal plant based industry in Arunachal Pradesh.

Informing that Arunachal Pradesh is blessed with medicinal plants, both the MD and the CEO opined that any project on this would surely lead to success and provide financial benefit to local people. Special emphasis was given on identification of medicinal plant species, its viability and location so that viable project may be prepared. They also assured to provide technical support and marketing guidance.

APFCL would take initiative in this regard by taking the help of experts, the release informed.



Is the obvious playing its game?

Appu Gapak

It was an overwhelming experience to see people crowding at Ramakrishna Mission Hospital in Itanagar, praying for the safety of Tongam Rina, associate editor of The Arunachal Times, after she was shot at outside her office on July 15 last.  

Concern etched on their faces, the people gave us, the journalists of the state, hope, telling us that at last the people are starting to come out in the open in support of the journalists. The state capital witnessed uproar by various organizations demanding immediate arrest of the culprit/s involved. Condemnation poured in from all sections of the society.

And then, as usual, the concerned citizens of Arunachal were overpowered by the hostile citizens when police came out with clues regarding the case.

It is a known fact how people here perceive the media – media houses entertaining them the way they want to be entertained; newspapers being notice boards, publishing press releases which are of the least relevance or concern to the people but important to the groups who submitted the releases. If we fail to perform to their tune  we must ‘bear the brunt.’

The fourth pillar is just a misnomer here, and everybody has a stake in the situation that we are facing now. From a common man to people at the top, the media is just a stepping stone which either takes them up or brings them down.

The GoAP blamed the police for their failure in handling the law and order situation. “A woman journalist of a leading daily was shot at in broad daylight. This reflects badly on our intelligence-collection as well as the poor confidence of the people in our security system. It is high time we tightened our belts,” Chief Minister Nabam Tuki had said in a meeting at the state police HQs on July 16, a day after the shooting incident.  

It was true on his part to say that the state police’s performance has been bad. But as we see and know that our system since time immemorial has always been out of sync, we cannot just blame the police when the people up there are to discipline them.

As the case progressed, Capital Police on July 25 revealed that it had apprehended 10 youth involved in the April 15 vandalism at The Arunachal Times office, adding that the modus operandi of the April 15 and July 15 incidents was ‘similar’ – that both incidents occurred on a Sunday and suspected the involvement of the same group.

And since then, the manhunt is on for the alleged mastermind, Yumlam Achung, who had planned the April 15 vandalism. As of now, police have shelved all further procedure in the shooting case and are concentrating on the vandalism case for reasons best mentioned above.

If what is being perceived is true, perhaps the July 15 incident could have been averted had the Capital police been more attentive to the vandalism case. If it is not, with the recent past of the absconding mastermind, we wonder if the obvious is playing its game again. (The writer is a freelance journalist. She may be reached at [email protected]).



Withdraw  land allotment rules: Forum

ITANAGAR, Aug 02: Expressing its strong resentment over implementation of Rule 127 of Arunachal Pradesh Land Settlement Records Rule of 2002 and subsequent office order dated on June 20, issued by Deputy Commissioner, Itanagar Capital Complex, Capital Complex Land Affected Redressal Forum  (CCLARF) strongly demanded for immediate repealing / deletion of  Rule 127 (I) & (II) of Arunachal Pradesh Land Settlement and Records Rule Of 2002 and revocation of subsequent order issued by the Deputy Commissioner. “The implementation of rules 127 (I) & (II) of Arunachal Pradesh land settlement records rule of 2002 in the Itanagar Capital Complex in particular and state of Arunachal Pradesh as a whole is completely against the right and interest of indigenous tribal people of Arunachal Pradesh,” CCLARF in a memorandum to Capital Complex deputy commissioner said.

“It is needles to say that rule 127 has been implemented by the authority concerned with malafide intention to prohibit the indigenous people from getting any land allotment, which is unconstitutional, undemocratic and illegal in the eyes of law,” the memorandum  added.

The memorandum demanded for constitution of a committee comprising of representative of various sub tribes of Arunachal Pradesh Schedule Tribe including civil society for immediate formulation and adoption of special guideline and policy to safeguard the right and interest of indigenous Arunachalee people in the matter of land allotment in the state  including Capital Complex.

It further demanded to  withdraw or cancel any land allotment, if granted to any non Arunachal Pradesh Schedule Tribe on the basis of rule 127 and Order dated 20.06.2012.



Uninterrupted power supply to distt. hospital demanded

ITANAGAR, Aug 02: Kargu Kardi Student’s Union (KKSU) has demanded the district administration to provide round-the-clock electricity supply at District Hospital Aalo.

The district hospital is currently getting power supply for only 4-5 hours a day which is causing great problem to the patients during emergency and hospital staff, a KKSU memorandum submitted to the DC said. Claiming that the ticket system introduced by the hospital authority has created inconvenience to the patients during emergency, the memorandum urged the DC to abolish the system for patients with emergent.  It further demanded for providing necessary infrastructure and medical equipments at the hospital.

“Though there are specialist doctors for various departments, the doctors are handicapped due to non-availability of equipments which is compelling them to refer patients to state capital or outside the state for treatment, the memorandum added.



ICAR conducts farmers exposure visit

ITANAGAR, Aug 02:  A two days training cum exposure visit on sub-tropical horticultural crops for farmers from different villages of Papum Pare district was organized at ICAR, Basar on July 30 and 31 last.

Inaugurating the programme, Dr. R. Bhagawati, Joint Director, ICAR Basar emphasized on commercial cultivation of orange, banana, pineapple, guava and vegetables adopting scientific cultivation practices. He also encouraged the farm women for secondary agriculture.

Tabom Bam, HDO, Basar and subject matter specialist (Hort) Dr. Pranabjyoti Sarma coordinated the programme and also delivered a presentation on “Improved Cultivation Practices of Orange, Banana, Pineapple, Ginger and Large Cardamom”.

Raghuveer Singh, Scientist, Plant Pathology gave speech on “Disease management of important sub-tropical horticultural crops and practically demonstrated the mushroom production technology.

Goutom Bhagowati, Technical Officer, Agromet delivered presentation on “Insect pest management of important sub-tropical horticultural crops”.

A field visit was also organized at Research Farm, Gori wherein activities under Nursery and Fruit Orchards were explained by Dr. Pranabjyoti Sarma and Takar Ronya.

The Tuber crops Block, Agroforestry and Bamboriam were explained by Dr. V.K. Choudhary, Scientist, Agronomy who was assisted by Bhoben Pait.

Activities under NHM were demonstrated by Rupjyoti Sarmah and Tony C. Peter, RAs working under the project while the livestock components of the centre were exposed by Bali Yomgom and Tolan Borah.

A Farmers’-Scientist interaction was also organized wherein the Scientists, SMS, and Programme Assistants replied the queries raised by the farmers. The farmers were very much enthusiastic and explained their satisfaction after visiting the centre.     

The programme was proposed by District Horticulture Officer, Papum Pare District under Horticulture Mission and a group of 35 farmers from different villages of Papum Pare attended the training under the guidance of Joram Bath, HDO, Papum Pare.



Frozen Foods Centre opens in capital

ITANAGAR, Aug 02: Frozen Foods Centre, the latest venture of the food processing industry in the state catering around 120 varieties of frozen food products comprising of different vegetables and meat formally opened here today.

Inaugurating the Frozen Food Centre in a function, Trade and Commerce Director, Tokong Pertin called upon proprietor MD Enterprises, Mibom Dai and representatives of the food companies for innovating ways to process, package and market the organically grown vegetables and food products of the state. While lauding the efforts for bringing in the frozen food products to the people of the state, Pertin pointed out that India was the second largest food producer in the world and the food processing industry was growing at a very optimistic rate which a state like Arunachal Pradesh should also reap profits.

The Frozen Food Centre under MD Enterprises is the distributor of the frozen food products of the four brands namely; Meatzza, Yummiez, Sumeru, Suguna and Arohan for the state. Customers have the option of choosing from different parts of Chicken, Pork, Mutton, Fish, prawn among non-veg items and green peas, baby corns, sweet corns etc in vegetable products. The type of products varies from sausages, burger, patties, kabab, salami, rolls, nuggets, fries, drumstick, parathas, tikkies, filets to salamis in varied flavours, pre-cooked and raw forms.

Earlier, Dai and representatives of the food companies informed that the food products are manufactured and transported from Guwahati in frozen car with a temperature of minus eighteen degree Celsius. The raw foods are defrosted at a temperature of minus forty degree celcius which makes it safe for consumption, informed Deep Kumar Roy of Meatzza. The expiry time of the products is six months from the manufactured date and should be stored in freezers.



Middle Chimpu  FC thrash Junior FC 5-0

ITANAGAR, Aug 02:  Middle Chimpu  FC thrashed Junior FC 5-0 in the 8th Independence Running Football Tournament 2012 at KV No playground today.

Toko Tapa (11 Min), Nanu Bai  (45 Min), Chelo Lalung (83 Min), Lokam Aku (87 Min) and Akom Yumlee (80 Min) scored a goal each for the winning team.

The match played between Anung Kabak 47 FC and Ganga Sec. School ended in 2-2 draw.

The scorers for the Anung Kabak 47 FC were Yarda Joshep (35 Min) and Hage Talo  (90 + 3 min)). Gopal Pradhan  and Byabang Tadu scored a goal each in 85 and 90 minutes respectively for Ganga Sec. School.



Mariyang Subdivision – an unexplored tourist destination

Onyok Pertin

Mariyang  is located at a height of 1050 mtrs above sea level and it is a beautiful and pleasant sub-divisional headquarter on the  Yingkiong-Pasighat road. It provides an overview of the beautiful Yamne river valley - a favorite tourist destination. From the valley,  one can  enjoy the scenic beauty of snowcapped hill tops, mountain of Kalang Adi (Kalang Mountain) on north direction and the Diti mountain towards the east. If infrastructures like tourist lodges are  developed properly, Mariyang can attract large number of tourists.

Pongging village is located at the confluence of the mighty Siang river and Yamne river and it lies on way to Ponpik Adi (Hill) where lies a natural cave (habitat) of Bats which attracts domestic as well as foreign tourists especially the ornithologist and Adventurists.  Road  link and  tourist huts are primary need to attract more tourist.

Porey Yorbe pass is the highest point on Geku-Katan road located between Sibum(Katan) and Sumsing village. In the midst of the abundant flora and fauna, the spot is traditionally famous among the local inhabitants for its scenic beauty, From this spot one can witness the beautiful scene of the Siang valley up to Yingkiong view at the end. Here tourists can take comfortable rest if a resting hut is provided by the tourism department.

LAKRU is located along the roadside of the State Trans-Highway between Yingkiong and Mariyang.  The river below the downstream of the steel suspension bridge has wide and alluring banks. The tourist can enjoy the scenic beauty and angling here.

Katan, the headquarter of Katan administrative circle, is located at a very high elevation from Yamne valley. One can enjoy the overview, of Yamne valley towards Padu, Sili, Jeru, Jeying camp and beyond that towards Pasighat.  A tourist resting house is required at Katan.

Kiki Dite is located near Adi-Pasi village under Mopom circle of Mariyang sub-division. Notably the two mountain ranges are capped with snow throughout the year. Besides natural scenic beauty, one can find here natural lakes, varieties of flora and fauna and herbs. So to expose this hidden land of natural beauty and serenity to outside tourists, construction of mule track and wayside amenity is required and other infra-structural development by the tourism department is needed.

Dipong Yorbe  is located near Komkar village, in between Mariyang and Komkar at a very high elevated place from where one can enjoy the scenic beauty of the whole Siang valley. The highly steep foot-path starts right from Lakru bridge point up to the Dipong Yorbe point and stepping down below is the Komkar village. A motarable road right from Lakry to Komkar is most essential these days. It is in view of the above points Mariyang is conducive to be included in the State Tourist Circuit Map soon. Not only Mariyang but whole Upper Siang District has abundant tourist attractions like the Teetapuri, Mankota Buddhist Monastery etc. (The writers is a DIPRO, Upper Siang district)

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News Impact

Cash reward stands

ITANAGAR, Aug02: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be kept secret.  The informer/s may contact Capital SP Hibu Tamang at tele. numbers : 09436040006/09856060490.


Prohibitory order

ITANAGAR, Aug 02: Upper Subansiri District magistrate in an order prohibited selling of narcotic and other hazardous items like Tiranga, Shikar, Ganja and Rajnigandha etc within Upper Subansiri District with effect from  Aug 10.

Violation of the magistrate order will be viewed seriously and legal action will be taken against the violators.

Making a copy of magisterial order available in the press, National Students Union of India, Upper Subansiri district appealed to the public to abide by the order.


People oppose shifting of Payum CO office

ITANAGAR, Aug 02: The general public of Payum circle have strongly opposed the shifting of the Circle Office from Payum to Rage-Rorang in a public meeting at Rumgong ADC office on July 31 last.

According to a release by All Bori Welfare Society (ABWA), the Rumgong ADC has assured to look into the demand of the public and visit the area in September next.

The public present in the meeting further demanded for posting of a CO and its ministerial staff immediately for smooth functioning of the CO office at Payum. They also demanded immediate stoppage of the on going construction works of Dere at Beging and alleged withdrawal of money without construction of two porter tracks sanctioned at Rogo-Rodang under BADP.


World Breast Feeding Week

ITANAGAR, Aug 02: Community Food and Nutrition Extension, Union Ministry of Women and Child Development in collaboration with state Women and Child Development Department organized a symposium at Naharlagun to commemorate the World Breast Feeding Week from August 2-8.

Speaking on the occasion, Joint Director ICDS,W&CD Department TP Loye highlighted the importance of breast feeding and also briefed about the Theme “Taking stock of policies and Programme”.

Deputy Director Health Services Dr. B Natung and Gynecologist Dr. B Tayeng gave lectures on breast feeding and mother’s health care during pregnancy respectively.


AICSO-AP  seeks APCC’s recognition as frontal wing

ITANAGAR, Aug 02: All India Congress Social Organization (AICSO), Arunachal Pradesh in a memorandum to Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC), President appealed  him to recognize the organization as part and parcel of the Congress party and  to accord the same status  being enjoyed by the Congress frontal wings.

The organization appealed for its office  accommodation at Rajiv Gandhi Congress Bhavan, here and sought financial assistance for organizing social activities under the banner of the organization.

The organization said that as per the directive of AICSO National president, the state, district and block committees have been constituted five months back but due to lack of office and fund, the organization is not able to conduct  social activities for the welfare of common people.


Union demands shifting of CDPO office

ITANAGAR, Aug 02: All Mengio Students Union (AMSU) in a representation to director of social welfare, women and child development has urged for immediate shifting of CDPO office from Nirjuli to Mengio.

The Union stated that people of area are facing lot of problem because of the functioning of office from Nirjuli. It threatened to launch democratic movement if authorities do not pay heed to their demand.


Society resents absenteeism, demands action

ITANAGAR, Aug 02: Resenting the alleged absenteeism by various governmental department staffs in Taliha circle of Upper Subansiri district, Charto Valley Welfare Society Taliha urged the district administration to intervene to ensure the government staffs stay at posting places.

In a representation to the deputy commissioner, the Society said that people are deprived in various officials works due to absence of government staff. Further, the  society sought immediate action against  the teachers who are not attending school regularly saying that  may school in the Payeng and Taliha circle remain defunct.  It also urged the authority concerned to make  Kujen Nallah mini hydel project functional to alleviate the electricity crisis in both circles. It further demanded  posting of technicians in the circle to look into problems of BSNL  mobile service.


APATCYO threatens to call bandh

ITANAGAR, Aug 02: Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization has threatened to go for 48 hour Arunachal bandh if their demands are not fulfilled by the state government. The main demand includes immediate cancellation of ongoing construction of convention hall at IG Park and appointment of new home minister to tackle the law and order problem in the state.


Disaster management prog

ITANAGAR, Aug 02: The disaster management department, Kurung Kumey district organized a disaster management programme for the students, teachers and PRI members from July 25 to August 2.

ITBP Koloriang in-charge Tek Chand and Dr. Khoda Doi, who were the resource persons,  imparted training on search and rescue operation, and first aid  to the participants.

An orientation meeting to update district disaster management plan were also organized under the chairmanship of ADC Hage Takka.

However, there were thin participation of PRIs and HoDs in the meeting.


Training cum Demonstration by KVK

ITANAGAR, Aug 02: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), East Siang, College of Horticulture and Forestry, Pasighat organized a one day training cum demonstration programme on papaya cultivation at Renging village.

All together 24 farmers attended the programme.

Subject Matter Specialists Dr R.K Singh and Toge Riba explained in details about the techniques of raising papaya nursery and the nutritive value of Papaya

Citrus decline problem, fruit drop, nutrition management and farm mechanization were discussed during the interaction session.

HYV Papaya seed and poly bags were also distributed to farmers.       

Tamak Tamuk, GB Renging  and Obang Tamuk, Village Secretary also spoke on the occasion.


Org  places demands

ITANAGAR, Aug 02: Upper Subansiri Youth Organization (USYO), in a memorandum to Col. Commandant 23 BRTF, Daporijo has demanded to provide job (service) to a member of the family of late Take Nungkar, a sentry on compassionate ground beside other financial benefits.

The Organization also urged the BRTF Commandant to repair the road from Post Office to Sikarijo.


In-service teachers training  prog ends

TEZU, Aug 02: The 10 days in-service teachers’ refresher training programme for building capacity of teachers and quality education concluded at BRC Training Centre here today.

Attending the concluding day programme, Lohit Deputy Commissioner RK Sharma reminded the trainees of their great responsibility in moulding and shaping a child’s future. He urged the teacher trainees to be sincere and discharge their duty with humble and affectionate manner. He also suggested them to adopt innovative teaching methods which benefits the students.

Later, the DC distributed certificates to the trainees.

N. Rina, in-charge DDSE, Lohit and Dr. Nath, Principal, IGGC, Tezu also stressed on attending such training programme by teachers to increase their knowledge and understanding of the students.

Resource persons comprised of Associate Professors from Indira Gandhi Government College, Tezu and teachers from Government Higher Secondary School, Tezu.

As many as 90 SSA teachers Tezu-Sunpura Block attended the training. DIPRO


Kidzee kids celebrate ‘Rakshabandhan’

ITANAGAR, Aug 02: The Kidzee Smartkids, H-Sector, Ganga, Itanagar today celebrated ‘Rakshabandhan’at the school campus with much fervor. As part of the celebrations the kids prepared ‘RAKHIS’ with the help of their teachers and tied them on each other's wrists as well as he teachers. They also took their self made RAKHIS for their siblings at home.


Mock drill on earthquake preparedness

KHONSA, Aug 02: The Disaster Management Cell of Tirap district has conducted rigorous mock drill exercise on earthquake, fire, landslide preparedness  in different schools of Khonsa from July 31 to August 2.

The mock drill was conducted at Govt Town Secondary School in two phases on July 31, at Govt Town Middle School and Pinewood Middle school on August 1 and Govt Middle School Bank Colony on August 2.

The Disaster Management Team under the aegis of Deputy Commissioner Tirap headed by DDMO, Khonsa imparts training to the students and teachers about the basic safety tips on earthquake preparedness - indoor, outdoor and in school.

Basic preparedness and mitigation measures on fire accident and landslides were also imparted to the students and teachers. Posters on mitigation, preparedness and safety tips on earthquake, landslide, fire accident and flood were distributed to the schools. DIPRO





18 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large. 

Revive education system

Dear Editor,

Down through the ages educational institutions have been viewed as erudition shrine and playing a foremost role in evolution of civilization and it was given the peak precedence. Few years back the prologue of new systems could not edify need of our time. Today radical changes are seen and educations in state are an utmost nuisance both for haves and have nots.

Today schools are deserted places because of absentee teachers leasing the students to emulate them. In secluded areas of Arunachal the school runs for a month followed by exams and instantaneous result. The teachers would come to the capital or in the district headquarter for transfer and posting wherever they like. In fact some unavoidable circumstances like road communication; some totally unconnected and some gorge terrain compel the humdrum to occur. When basic commodities are hazarding what to talk of the contemporary facilities? Many teachers end up in the chalk and blackboard even if desire for further study would retire as appointed. Sometimes salary is in snail marathon and sometimes arrear is lacerate. There asset is their brilliant students who come up for the nation but some teachers never care about their students, for, their children are in the better school.

Worsening educational status is compelling many to run to nearby towns, town dwellers to headquarters and to the capital. As Itanagar is the hub of bandh callers, vandalism, attack, vehicle hacking, Pasighat is haven of teachers trying to get posted there. East Siang schools are having teachers without a matter-of-fact duty, many schools in Pasighat have teachers higher than the numbers of the students. Many are absconding from schools after marking present in the attendance but getting salary enjoying life but in-charge can not say anything for sir/madam is a relative of higher ups or that might lead to a transfer to Lumla, Longding, Vijoynagar, Italin, Singga, Pekimodi, Napra, Parsiparlo, Taliha, Rima, Hayuliyang and other far off places.

Sparing always has been a tool to spoil systems. One of major causes is the backdoor appointments of teachers without pedagogy. Education creates impact on everything and it should not be taken for granted. The Government is highly requested to revive the education system again, for, this prevailing system might lead to ultimate rundown of the civilization.


Karunath Pazing




Reconsider the decision

Dear Editor,

The proposal to shift the Greenfield airport to new site at Hollongi is not  justifiable  as huge amount had already been spent on survey and investigation work for the airport at Banderdewa.   The authorities will have to spend another huge amount again in the name of survey and investigation if the airport is shifted to new location.

Therefore, I request the authorities to reconsider its decision at the greater interest of the people of  Banderdewa and Karsingsa.


Tadar Takio



Vision for global future

United Nations recently announced the High-level Panel to advise on the global development agenda beyond 2015.

The Panel will hold its first meeting at the end of September and is expected to submit its findings to the UN Secretary-General in the first half of 2013 and those findings will inform his report to Member States.

The eight MDGs, agreed on by world leaders at a UN summit in 2000, set specific targets on poverty alleviation, education, gender equality, child and maternal health, environmental stability, HIV/AIDS reduction, and a ‘Global Partnership for Development.’

According to a recent study – the 2012 Millennium Development Goals Report – progress has been made in some areas, with three important targets on poverty, slums and water met three years ahead of 2015. It added that meeting the remaining targets, while challenging, is possible – but only if Governments do not waiver from their commitments made over a decade ago.

The High-level Panel is part of Secretary-General Ban’s post-2015 initiative, mandated by the 2010 MDG Summit, at which UN Member States took stock of the progress made in achieving the MDGs.

Member States have called for open, inclusive consultations – involving civil society, the private sector, academia and research institutions from all regions, in addition to the UN system – to advance the development agenda beyond 2015.