Aug 17


Arunachal celebrates Independence Day

CM lays out vision for futuristic Arunachal

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Ringing warning bells for criminals and anti-social elements, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki yesterday reiterated that his Government will have zero-tolerance for any anti-social or criminal activity that causes social unrest and breaks law and order.

Speaking on occasion of the 66th Independence Day celebration for the first time as the state’s 7th Chief Minister, Tuki said, “From this august podium, I hereby send a warning bell to all those anti-social elements not to disturb the sanctity of peace and harmony or disturb the balance of law and order.”

“You will be outnumbered by law abiding citizens and there would be no place on this earth for you,” he cautioned while asserting that the Government will not spare any criminal irrespective of his or her background, position or connections.

Taking strong exception to frequent bandh calls, Tuki stressed that in a democracy people have the right to protest and express their dissent but they have no right to curtail the right of other citizens.

“I am sure that such dissents can be solved across the table through discussions. I call upon my people to stand united against such challenges and urge upon the administration to deal with such situations firmly and tactfully as per rule of law,” he said.

In another veiled ‘warning’, Tuki sent clear signals that his government will not give a blind eye to corrupt practices in government offices. He beckoned all to desist from indulging in corruption and stand up against it. He said everyone should ensure that welfare funds meant for development, bestowed by the Center, are not mis-utilized.

“On this auspicious occasion my sincere appeal to one and all is to check corruption, which is hampering judicious implementation of schemes,” Tuki said while adding that his Government aspires to fulfill the promise of delivering a transparent, accountable and corruption free government to the people.

In his vision to create employment avenues to at least 1 lakh youths in the current five year plan, the Chief Minister cited his belief on potentials of the state in tourism, agriculture, horticulture, tea, bamboo and rubber cultivation along with industries and handlooms and handicrafts.

He informed tourism potentialities are being explored by identifying projects on priority in existing Tourist Travel Circuits, which have been recently increased from 7 to 11 circuits. Tourism infrastructures have been leased out to private parties besides enhancing skilled and standard services through capacity building trainings.

Tuki announced that soon the Chief Ministers Transport Subsidy Scheme would be introduced for educated unemployed graduates by providing subsidy for purchase of tourist taxis in certain viable routes under the “Mukhya Mantri Paryatan Vikas Yojna”. Under this scheme educated unemployed youths will be given a subsidy of a maximum of Rs. 3 Lakhs for taking up tourism related transport infrastructure.

“My objective is to provide a beneficiary with a tourist cab, which will be owned, maintained and operated by the beneficiary alone. For this, he would be properly trained in all fields. Also the beneficiary can double up as a tourist guide taking his income a notch higher,” he said. To begin with 200 beneficiaries would be selected for the scheme as a pilot project.

Identifying employment avenues and providing beneficiaries with the skill for employment would be the responsibilities of the State Employment Generation Council and the State Skill Development Council respectively constituted under initiatives of the Chief Minister.

Further, Tuki revealed the proposal to launch a Chief Minister’s Livelihood Mission, his personal initiative to channelize youth power and generate employment. Livelihood School proposes to provide vocational training to school drop outs in the age group of 18 to 35 so that they can earn their livelihood honorably.

“By adopting extensive PPP mode in tourism, education, health, hydro-power and other infrastructure development sectors, we have succeeded in attracting many private investments that will bring infrastructural development and open up employment avenues,” he said.

During current financial year the Government has submitted an ambitious proposal for Rs. 314.73 crores to guarantee wage employment to maximum households under MGNREGA while under IAY it is proposed to construct 8339 new houses.

“You will be glad to know that Union Ministry of Rural Development has assured to increase the fund allocation for Arunachal Pradesh for Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) scheme from the present Rs. 45800 to Rs. 75000 per house,” Tuki informed.

Setting education and health as top priorities of the government, the Chief Minister assured to achieve 100% literacy rate during the 12th Plan period by continuing to encourage NGOs such as R K Mission, Sharada Mission, VKVs, Don Bosco etc. through enhanced grant-in-aids.

The Government also proposes to set up six Model Degree Colleges, of which one each will be at Daporijo in Upper Subansiri, Geku in Upper Siang, Basar in West Siang and Roing in Lower Dibang Valley.  Three more colleges - Govt. College Doimukh, Tadar Taniang College, Nyapin and Govt. College, Daporijo - are slated to start from this current academic session.

In the health sector the Government is set to guarantee health security to the people by covering all BPL families under the Rashtriya Suraksha Bima Yojana. We are considering introducing Chief Minister’s Health Insurance schemes to cover death or injury and treatment of people living below poverty line.

Acknowledging the presence of immense talent in sportspersons of the state, the Government has formulated and adopted a pragmatic State Sports Policy that would provide adequate incentives to sportspersons and boost sporting events in the state.

As encouragement Tuki announced a cash prize of Rs 25 Lakh for a sportsperson qualifying for the Olympic Games, Rs. 50 lacs for all Bronze Medal winners, Rs. 75 lacs for Silver and Rs. 1 crore for all Gold medal winners in the Olympics. To express his commitment he declared a cash award of Rs 10 Lakh for M C Mary Kom, who clinched a Bronze medal in the just concluded Olympics.

To promote, preserve and document the rich cultural heritage of the state, Tuki said that a new scheme - “Living Heritage” – would be launched to encourage local artists, artisans and exponents of traditional art forms and establishing a Culture Village and Tourism Haat. Union Ministry of Cultural Affairs has recently approved Rs 36 crore for creation of a regional Cultural Centre (village) at Itanagar.

Tuki also revealed his plans for introducing Metro Cable Car besides constructing fly-overs and sky-walks in selected locations in Itanagar and Naharlagun that will facilitate smooth movement of vehicles and pedestrians in the twin capital cities. He has also proposed to have cement-concrete roads in the state capital as well as district headquarters.

Other top priorities of the Government are food security, air connectivity, roads including the Trans-Arunachal Highway and those under PMGSY, e-governance, hydro-power, women SHGs, computerization of commercial tax, etc.

Independence Day was also celebrated in all the district, sub-divisional, circle headquarters, various schools and other educational institutions with various programmes.

The Tri-colour at Aalo (district headquarters) was inaugurated by Gadam Ete, Parliamentary Sec. Home, Geology and Mining. Speaking on the occasion, he appealed to the youths to utilize their energies on productive works, shun violence of any kind and keep themselves away from drugs and alcohol. He also highlighted the various development initiatives of the state government.

At Anini, UD, Town Planning & Fisheries minister Rajesh Tacho unfurled the National tri-colour.

Addressing a mammoth gathering on the occasion, Tacho dwelt in length on the developmental works being undertaken and the innovative schemes which are on anvil to ensure the development of the district. He also informed the general public that new Dambuen circle has been created and notification is being published.

On the occasion, as many as six individuals, namely Dr. T.Yomcha ( DRCHO), B.K.Roy, AE ( DHPD), Solo Miso (PI), Constable Karbe Yekar ( PSO), Tingoma Miri and  Tumbu Tayu  were awarded with Commendation certificate by the district Administration for their meritorious and selfless service in their respective field.

At Yupia, Independence Day was celebrated in a befitting manner at premises of DC office, Yupia. Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Parliamentary Secretary ( Planning and Industries) Nabam Rebia called upon one and all to rededicate towards the service of its own denizens and nation as a whole. He said the state Govt led by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki will  keep its commitment to make  the Govt and administration more transparent and accountable to the people of the state. He further highlighted the Govt initiatives for  creation of new job opportunities for the unemployed youths and  the efforts to make the water and power supply facilities accessible  in every village in the coming years.  Speaking on the present economic scenario of the state, he said that the economic stability is likely to be resolved soon, as the state Govt had placed its problems and grievances to Planning Commission of India. He also said that Govt is making effort to strengthening the Panchayati Raj system in state and urged the PR members to play a pivotal role in monitoring and supervising the education system in their respective jurisdictions.

Rebia in his wake up call to the people said that ‘we must make every effort to discourage anti social activities which may disturb the peaceful co-existence and threat to our communal harmony’.  Promote peace and brotherhood among each other, he said.  Later,   the MLA distributed prizes to various cultural troupes and Community Radio and red coats  to GBs and Panchayat leaders. Deputy Commissioner  Pige Ligu announced the name of two state awardees.

At Bomdila, local MLA and Parliamentary secretary RT Khunjuju hoisted the national. Addressing the gathering, he called upon people to maintain peace and tranquility in the district for development. Peace and brother hoodness alone paves the way for sustainable development, he said.

MLA cum chairman Sports Authority of Arunachal Tapuk Taku highlighted the state sports policy in particular and urged the players to maintain the sportsmanship spirit. He strongly discouraged communalization of any issue and urged the people, especially the younger generations to maintain communal harmony.

Director Sports & Youths Affairs D K Dinglow also attended the celebration and witnessed the Independence football cup final match.

At Changlang, MLA and Parliamentary Secretary WRD, Research and Protocol Thinghaap Taiju unfurled the national tricolour amidst a huge gathering. While briefing the achievements of the state govt, appealed the upcoming generation to use their energy for productive purposes and help in creating a healthy society. He also appealed one and all to solemnly pledge to work for unity and integrity of the nation.

The Changlang Deputy Commissioner Opak Gao also spoke on the occasion.

At Khonsa, Arunachal Assembly Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong ceremonially unfurled the national tricolor amidst a mammoth gathering. Addressing the huge gathering Lowangdong said, “The time has come to realize that the onus is not on the government alone but on every one of us to contribute our mite towards the progress and prosperity of our country.  We must make an honest effort to rekindle our love for our country.  Today, India is on the threshold of becoming a super power in the world and our IT professionals, software engineers and medical professionals who have created a niche for themselves in their respective fields are in great demands all over the world.

Informing that the state government is according top priority to education, health, agriculture, horticulture, hydropower, tourism and road connectivity, the Speaker appealed one all to extend fullest co-operation to the initiatives of the state government for all round development of the state. Without your active support and participation nothing worth-while can be achieved, he added.

Earlier, he inspected the guard of honour presented by the various contingents and took the national salaami. March past by, AR band,  APP, NCC and Scouts and Guides, PT display, games and sports, cultural programmes and display of exhibition stalls marked the day-long programme.

Tirap DC, high ranking civil and security officers, officials and public attended the function.

The day was also celebrated at all circle headquarters in the district in a befitting manner.

At Koloriang, Parliamentary Secretary Lokam Tassar hoisted the Tri colour.

In speech, Tassar highlighted the various development schemes and programmes in the district.

Kurung Kumey Deputy Commissioner Rajeev Takuk also spoke on the occasion.

Colourful cultural programmes by school children and mock drills on disaster management prepared ness was demonstrated by Disaster Management Department with support of Nikja ME school and Govt Hr. Sec. School, Koloriang.

Earlier, a social service cum plantation programme for beautification of the township was also organized to mark the occasion.

At Pasighat,  Education Minister Bosiram Siram unfurled the national flag amidst a huge gathering at the General Parade ground.

Addressing the gathering, Siram highlighted the developmental activities of the state. He claimed that faster developments are being brought by the present state government under the dynamic leadership of Tuki on priority.

Siram stated that East Siang district has made steady progress in all sectors like Agriculture, Horticulture, Health, Education, IPR, UD, PWD, RWD and so on. The both Central and State governments are making sincere efforts to involve the people fully in order to make all the developmental schemes success, he added in the message. The minister underscored the need of proper implementation of Arunachal Education Act in the state to achieve speedy progress in education sector.

According to him, the present changes in education sector are outcome of the govt. efforts to empower the youths for sparkling careers, making them effective and responsible citizens of the state and the nation as a whole. He also lauded the efforts of the local populace in bringing peace, harmony and development in the district.

On the auspicious occasion the minister handed over the Certificates of Independence Day 2011 State Award to HK Roy (IPR) and KP Sharma (APP). He also gave away the badges of Team Arunachal to the achievers Odan Tayeng, Harinath Tayeng and Yung Tayeng.

Deputy Commissioner RK Mishra, SC Debnath ADC, retired IAS officers, senior citizens, local leaders and thousand of spectators were present on the occasion. Other Highlights of the day were cultural shows depicting national integration by various school students and cultural troupes.

At Seppa, Parliamentary Secretary RWD, Supply and Transport Kumar Waii unfurled the National Flag.Addressing a huge gatherings at General Ground highlighted the developmental activities of various departments in East Kameng  He categorically asked the FPS holders to make food items available to the deserved beneficiaries.

While lauding the Deputy Commissioner Tope Bam for his continuous efforts to brought about an improvement of law & order and cleanliness within the District, he appealed the people to co-operate with administration and Police for a better society. He appealed the PRI members, youth and the people from all walks of life to unitedly work for the development of the district and the state.

At Bana, MLA cum Chairman APFDC Ltd Tani Loffa unfurled the national flag on the occasion and highlighted the various developmental policies and programmes of the Govt. under the leadership of present Chief Minister Nabam Tuki.

At Tawang, RWD and Tourism Minister Pema Khandu unfurled the Tri-color at General Parade Ground.

Addressing a huge gathering on the occasion, Pema highlighted the achievements and progress of various schemes implemented under various departments in the district. Informing that the state government under the leadership of chief minister Tuki is determined to continue the developmental activities formulated by late chief minister Dorjee Khandu, Pema appealed to the officials and public to work with sincerity and dedication for overall development of the area.

Giving priority on law and order, Pema vowed to improve the law and order situation in the district. He urged the district administration as well as the people to stand united against acts that challenge the peace prevailing in the district

Highlighting the importance of education, Pema said, “Education is necessary not only to get a job, but also is required for a good leader and a good citizen.”

Pema also hailed Everester Anshu Jamsenpa for carving a niche in the mountaineering history and Mary Kom of Manipur for becoming the first Indian woman boxer to win an Olympic medal.

He further informed the gathering that very soon a team of specialists from IIT, Guwahati will be visiting the district to analyze and find a solution to the mud slide that has endangered the Tawang Monastery’s existence.

Tsewang Dondup MLA Tawang cum Parliamentary Secy Arts & Culture and DC Tawang Kemo Lollen also spoke on the occasion.

At Tezu,  Parliamentary Secretary, PHE & WS Karikho Kri unfurled the Tri-color flag at Jubilee Ground. Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of Police, other officials and HoDs, Public leaders, Panchayat members, Gaon Buras, and public of Tezu-Sunpura gathered around the ground to witness the grand celebration of the historic day.

On the occasion, Kri said that under the leadership of Nabam Tuki the door of all round developmental opportunities is opening up. Besides announcing various developmental packages for the area in April this year, he inaugurated Town Hall, the Eye Ward in District Hospital and DUDA Shopping Complex. The Chief Minister also laid down the Foundation Stone of District Session Court and Electrical Circle Office, Kri informed.

By highlighting the various plans and programmes of the UPA Government such as, PMGSY, RGGVY, IAY, etc. he said that under the guidance and leadership of UPA Chairperson  Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Dr. Man Mohan Singh, the Sadiya-Dhola Bridge, Alubari-27 Mile Central Lohit Bridge, Digaru and Danglat Bridge, Trans Arunachal Highway and Tezu Airport are some of the examples of developmental programmes for the people.

Discouraging the youths on use of drugs in any form, the MLA said that drugs leads to self destruction, it also destroys his family and society.

In charge ADC, Mito Dirchi hoisted the national flag at Tezu Deputy Commissioner’s Office. All the offices and staff of the Deputy Commissioner attended the ceremony. Other heads of offices also unfurled the national flag at their respective office compound.

At Ziro, MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary Padi Richo unfurled the National Flag at the Subansiri Stadium. Addressing a huge on the occasion, Richo highlighted the various development initiatives and achievement of the present government in the state, including the newly constituted The Arunachal Employment Generation  council and the Arunachal Pradesh Skill Development Council to address; the growing unemployment problem, Livelihood Schools initiated for this purpose would impart vocational training to school dropouts. Out of the 100 girl school dropouts registered in this school 40 were from Lower  Subansiri, I will at my best ability try to eradicate unemployment in my district, he added.

He urged everyone to stand united against all forces inimical to peace and tranquility of the district and contribute their for the development of the district in particular and the state as a whole

On the occasion state awards and local awards initiated by the District Administration were announced. Tage Sai from Mudang Tage Anganwadl center was awarded the best Anganwadi worker while the Engineer Colony walked away with the cleanliest colony award and M/s  Tailyang Enterprise was awarded the cleanliest shop. Cash prizes  were also given to three progressive farmers namely, Kabak Tacha, Hibu Budung and Joram Sala.

Richo, later inaugurated the exhibition stalls.

At Yingkiong, MLA Alo Libang hoisted the National Flag in presence of the Deputy Commissioner, SP, ADC, all HoDs, Officers, Officials, Senior citizens, Public leaders, PRI members, teachers and students and mammoth gathering of the public.

In his speech, Libang  highlighted some of the achievements and development that he has taken up in his 34-Tuting-Yingkiong constituency in particular and the Upper Siang District in general during the last and current financial year. He appreciated all the works and developments achieved so far and progress undertaken by various departments.

At Katan, Parliamentary Secretary, Law, Fisheries and Education JK Panggeng unfurled the National Flag and addressed the gathering and informed about various developments achieved and undertaken by the Tuki government.

All the Sub-Divisional Hqs, Circle Hqs of Upper Siang District have also celebrated the occasion in similar manner at their respective locations in befitting manners.

At Lekang, Planning and PWD Minister Chowna Mein unfurled the tri colour at Lekang Square, Mahadevpur amidst mammoth gathering.

In his speech,  Mein emphasized that peace and development are the two faces of the same coin and said that the people of Lekang Assembly Constituency are culturally rich and peaceful co-existence. We must maintain peace and harmony in the area to bring prosperity in the area, he said.

He reiterated that Lekang circle is a flood affected area and the recent damage caused by the flood is being assessed and proposal to NEC for grant of fund. He emphatically said that he has been trying his level best for many fold development of Lekang circle and felt satisfied that the development in the area is now visible. He declared that very soon CHC Mahadevpur will have 20 bedded indoor patient facilities which will definitely help the poor patients of his Assembly Constituency to get proper medical treatment.

Mein shared his happiness by saying that Mahadevpur will be connected with Bordumsa via Old Mohong under Trans Arunachal Highway Programme. He further said that the present Government has established Arunachal Pradesh Skill Development Council to help the unemployed youths of the State to get proper training to promote self employment among them.

He further added that Arunachal Pradesh has high potential in generating electricity. The NHPC will soon complete their project at Upper Subansiri and the project at Lower Demwe will soon start.

In the current budget of 2012-13, the State would go for 4000 Hectares of additional land for rubber and tea plantation which will further be promoted.

At Namsai, Nang Sati Mein, MLA unfurled the National Flag at General Ground, Namsai. In her speech,  she highlighted the developmental activities undertaken under Namsai Sub-division.

The highlights of the programme was distribution of certificates and awards- Nirmal Gram Puraskar, appointment of Gaon Burahs, best Anganwadi Worker, cultural programmes etc.

The State Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) celebrated the 66th Independence Day at the state office, Itanagar. Dominic Tadar, State General Secretary unfurled the tri-coloured national flag at the party office premises here.

Tadar, while addressing  called upon the party leaders and workers to rise  above all odds and work for further strengthening the party organization grassroots level. He said that the regional and smaller party has failed in the past and it is BJP that can withstand Congress in the state and provide the best  alternative Govt. to the people.

The meeting was attended by the state office bearers, rank and file of various  State  Mahila Morcha, State  ST Morcha,  State Yuva Morcha and host of other party leaders and workers.

Arunachal Pradesh Congress Seva Dal observed the I-Day at Indira Gandhi Congress Seva Dal Bhawan Naharlagun. Kipa Sinuing, Organizer APCSD hoisted the tri-color on the occasion.

Organizer cum admin/media cell (i/c) Kipa Tagung briefed the significance of I-day celebration.

The office bearers of State Seva Dal and City Congress Seva Dal attended the celebration.

At Yachuli local MLA Likha Saaya unfurled the tri colour on the occasion while at Mechukha parliamentary secretary P D Sona hosted the national flag amidst huge gathering.

Independence Day was also celebrated at Deomali, Dambuk, Diyun, Kanubari, Likabali, Wakro.

The Govt. Sec. School, Pachin, Naharlagun, Govt Middle School, Borum, Delhi Public School, Itanagar, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Childline Itanagar with the participation of Eleazar English School, Naharlagun and attendance of the chief minister Nabum Tuki, All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union, All Arunachal Pradesh Motor Transport Workers’ Union, Arunachal Tempo Welfare Association also celebrated Independence day.

As part of their corporate social responsibility, staff of SBI, Naharlagun branch planted trees at “Borum Village’ Me School, Borum Village, Sood village and Oju Mission School, Papu Nallah. Thousands of SBI branches all across the country also carried out this noble effort and planted trees as a Green Initiative Independence Day Celebration Programme.

VKV School, Nirjuli was also included in the plantation programme of the Bank.

The members of Don Bosco Alumni Association, Arunachal Pradesh organized a reach-out programme for the inmates of Central Jail, Jullong, Itanagar in their efforts to be like Don Bosco, who had a special love for juvenile delinquents and persons imprisoned.  

The DBA distributed fruits and soft drinks packets to the inmates and interacted with them.  The DBA exhorted the inmates to recognize their mistakes and take appropriate steps which will make them come to the national mainstream and take up responsibilities as good citizens of our motherland.

The team was led by Michi Paku, the President of Don Bosco Alumni Association and he was accompanied by Fr. C.M. Jose, the Provincial Delegate of Don Bosco Alumni, Province of Dimapur and Fr. Cyriac, the Arunachal Delegate for Don Bosco Alumni.  

Our Ruksin correspondent adds  Ruksin subdivision in East Siang celebrated the Independence Day with great enthusiastic and fanfare in presence of several hundreds people of all walks of life.

Unfurling the national tricolour, Pasight-West MLA Tangor Tapak appealed people to put aside differences and work together for development.  He reiterated various developmental initiatives by him during the last during the last three years.

On the occasion, newly appointed GB of Ngorlung Ayung Modi was felicitated with a red coat, while Ojing Aze, an ASM was awarded commendation certificate for his initiatives in development of rubber cultivation in the area.

At Nari, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Nari, TS Mibang hoisted the National Flag. He reiterated the various developmental efforts by the state government. He urged the people to maintain unity and peace in the society for the sake of development of the area. Folk dance and dance competitions among the cultural troops had marked the national day celebration.







1. Debia Yakap,

C/o Shri T.D. Neckom, Directorate of Agriculture,

Krishi Bhawan, A.P.

2. Brigadier Sudhakar Jee,

Commandar, HQs. 190 Mountain Brigade,

C/o 99 APO.

3. Denhang Bosai, DIPRO

DC office, Tirap District, Khonsa, A.P.

4. Tashi Mize, DFO,

D Ering Wildlife Sanctuary Division Pasighat,

East Siang District, A.P.

5. H.G.S Dhaliwal, IPS,

DIGP (E), PHQ, Itanagar, A.P.



1. Sushil Kumar  Varshney,

 Senior Teacher, O/o Principal, Govt. H.S.   School, Kamba, West Siang District, A.P.

2. Kirmo Lomi, Villager, Vill Logum Jini,

West Siang District, C/o Shri Jumkir Naso ,

ZPM Aalo, West Block, A.P.

3. Tasser Talar, Director,

Deptt. Of Geology & Mining,

Govt. of A.P., Itanagar.

4. Kopang Takuk, Forester,

Karko Forest Range, Yingkiong Forest Division,

Upper Siang District, Yingkiong, A.P.

5. Kushal Hazarika, Range Forest Officer,

Eagle- Nest Wildlife Sanctuary Division,

Seijusa, A.P.

6. Prem Norbu Khrimey, APPS, SP,

 Ziro, A.P.

7. Dipankar Misra, DSP, PHQ,SIT,

Itanagar, A.P.

8. Taba Taz, Inspector, SP’s Office,

Yupia, A.P.

9. Tumki Loya, Sub-Inspector,PS.

Naharlagun, A.P.

10.T.T. Lama, Superintendent of Police.

Bomdila, West Kameng District, A.P.

11. S.D. Sharma, Karate Coach,

O/o the Directorate of Sport & Youth Affairs.




1. Shyam Bahadur Rana,

PS to Governor, Governor’s Secretariat,

Raj Bhawan, Itanagar, AP

2. Dr. Limar Karga, SDS, CHC,

Basar,West Siang Ditrict, Aalo,AP

3. Joram Sanku,

Sub-Divisional Food & Civil Supplies Officer,

Naharlagun, AP

4. Kento Riba, APCS, ADC

O/o The Addl. Deputy Commissioner,

Bordumsa, AP

5. Hengo Basar, APCS

Extra Asstt. Commissioner,

O/o The Addl. Deputy Commissioner,

Bordumsa, AP

6. Dr. Gepeng Litin, Medical Superintendent,

District Hospital, Yingkiong,

Upper Siang District, AP

7. Supriyo Chakravorty,

Technical Assistant ( Legal metrology &

 Consumer Affairs), HQ Office, Naharlagun, A.P.

8. Binu Sinha, Teacher,

 C/o R.K. Sarada Mission School,

Tirap District, Khonsa AP

9. Rana Kumar Nath, Field Investigator,

O/o The ADC, Bordumsa, AP

10. Thuja Singpho, SIF & CS,

O/o the ADC, Bordumsa, AP

11. Tule Giri, Driver,

O/o the ADC Development Officer,Bordumsa, AP

12. Sardhanand Maharaj, ASI,

PHQ, SIT, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.

13. Gauri Sankar Barman, NK.

PS. Mahadevpur, AP

14.Chou Chamyat Chousang,

Constable, PS, Mahadevpur, AP

15.Madang Sonam, Chairman,

Kassar Valley Welfare Organization, Seppa,

East Kameng District, AP

16.Pradip Bhowmik, Assistant Engineer (PWD)

O/o the Chief Engineer (E/Z), AP

17. Haris Ali, Junior Engineer, PWD,

Sagalee Division, Papum Pare District, AP




Will the Trans Arunachal Highway remain as a distant dream ?

HC orders CBI probe into alleged irregularities committed by Compensation Board, Dirang

ITANAGAR, Aug 16:  The Guwahati High court in a judgment delivered on August 9  ordered for CBI inquiry into the alleged irregularities committed by the Compensation Board, Dirang, West Kameng district in assessment of properties and disbursement of compensation to the people affected by the Balipara-Chardwar-Tawang road project which passes through Dirang circle. It is said that the ambitious Trans Arunachal Highway project also covers the broadening of highway into 2 lane from Balipara to Tawang.

The Compensation Board was constituted by the district administration under the chairmanship of the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Dirang (Respondent No 5) with  six other members including the executive engineer (electrical), power department, Dirang circle, Horticulture development officer, Agriculture Development Officer, Range Forest Officer, Dirang and a representative from 97 road construction company (RCC) GREF, according to court paper.

While disposing of the two writ petitions - WP (C ) No 153 (AP)/2012 and WP (C ) No 154 (AP)/2012 filed by  16 and  2 petitioners under Dirgang circle respectively, the HC in its judgment and order (Cav)  pronounced “...It is beyond doubt that it is a fit case where a CBI inquiry could be ordered. It is accordingly directed that the CBI shall make an inquiry into the matter to find out the truth or otherwise on the alleged irregularities committed by the members of the Board and other persons…”

The petitioners in their petitions alleged that there is a lack of transparency and flaws in making surveys by the Compensation Board. Giving details instances of irregularities in the assessment, they prayed for fresh evaluation of the properties by a new Board and an Inquiry by the CBI to go into the assessment report of the Compensation Board and wrongful disbursement of the compensation amount and frauds committed. The demand for CBI inquiry has been made by the petitioners by filing an additional affidavit in WP (C ) No 154 (AP)/’12.

The Court further directed for constitution of new Compensation Board. “It is also directed that the Chief Secretary to the Govt of Arunachal Pradesh (Respondent No 1) shall constitute a new Compensation Board with Deputy Commissioner of West Kameng district as its chairman and 3 other responsible officers of the rank of deputy secretary of the department of  revenue, agriculture and  PWD for correct assessment of valuation of the properties involved and submit fresh report before the authorities concerned within a reasonable period preferably within three months from the date of receipt of a copy of this order.”

Regarding the alleged irregularities in assessing the value of housing properties (in WP (C) No 153 (AP) 2012,) the Court observed several instances of anomalies in the assessment.

 “The house property as shown in serial No 6 of the valuation report situated on BCT road between 183.037 km to 189.800 km belongs to petitioner No 1 and it is shown to be boulder masonry local type wall/CGI sheet roofing and as such it has been valued at Rs 14, 72,540 at the rate of Rs 14,200 Sqmtr with the plinth area of 103.70 square meters. Whereas at serial No 27 of the valuation report, the house structure of one Rinchin Khandu has been shown as semi permanent type (S P Type) and thus valued at Rs 18,38, 616 at the rate of Rs 14,200 sqmtr with the plinth area of 129.48 square meters. But, in a sharp contrast the photographic evidences speak otherwise  (Vide Annexure P/5 to the writ petition). Factually the house structure of the petitioner No 1 should have been shown as S P Type and that of Rinchin Khandu’s as  S P Type (Accra). It is noted that the rate of S P Type (Accra) has been valued at Rs 9,200 Sqmtr as the per the notification dated 26/11/2011, but the rate of the house structure of Rinchin  had been valued at Rs 14,200 Sqmtr. Moreover, the plinth area of the petitioner No 1 is shown lesser  than its actual area whereas in the case of Rinchin Khandu the plinth area is shown much more than its actual area. Thus it can easily be pointed out that in the case of petitioner No 1 the house structure has been undervalued and in the case of Rinchin Khandu the same has been overvalued due to reason best known to the Board members, ” the HC observed in its judgement.

Similarly, the house structure of the petitioners No 4 to 16 are also undervalued by the Board in its assessment/valuation report, the HC verdict said.

The HC judgment further said that “Gross anomalies in the assessment and disbursement of the compensation amount can easily be found at location KM 173,364 BCT road, Dirang village for which an amount of Rs 23, 41, 580 of the public money has been disbursed to some handpicked/chosen beneficiaries.”

As regards the irregularities in assessing the values of the horticulture/agriculture land in WP  (C) No 154 (AP)/2012,  the HC further observed  that the value of the horticulture crops of both petitioner No 1 and 2 has been drastically undervalued.

“An enormous anomaly in the valuation reports as prepared by the Compensation Board can be seen by taking the example of land belonging to Phurpa Tsering, MLA, Dirang assembly constituency. The land in question falls on the valley side of the road and as such the same is not at all affected by the Trans Arunachal Highway project whatsoever, and  hence it does not  fall on the Right of Way (ROW) so as to compensate the owner. The same could be verified from the assessment report on agricultural land of the Compensation Board where the land in question is shown to be situated at the valley side. The images of the land in question taken by the petitioners further elucidate that the same being situated at valley side cannot be said to be affected by the trans-Arunachal Highway Project whatsoever. But very surprisingly and interestingly the same land can be seen in two different valuation reports; one at Sl No 10 in the final assessment of the agricultural land value pertaining to TAH under Dirang sub-division. (Annexure: P/9 to the petition and another in the final horticultural crops/ land assessment report in respect of Ch: 183.070 - 194.070 Km at Sl. No. 99 (vide Annexure: P/14 to the additional affidavit of the petitioners in W.P. (C) No. 154 (AP)/2012. But the name of the owner of the land in question has been shown as Norbu Droima, W/o Phurpa Tsering in both the assessment reports and not in the name of Phupa Tsering to whom the said plot of the land was donated by the community for the welfare purpose”, the HC said in its judgment. It further said  “it is clearly made out that Phurpa Tsering in the name of his wife has illegally/erroneously claimed two different classification against the same piece of land, which in fact, is a barren land and thereby fraudulently gained a huge amount of Rs 36, 87, 750 as compensation by showing the land in  question as agricultural land at one time and horticultural land on the other wherein as many 165 apple trees of 13 years of age has been shown as standing crops. … It is now evident that the petitioners and other victims of the project were denied their rightful amount of compensation as per the law”,  the HC judgment said.

It is worth mentioning here that Trans Arunachal Highway project was announced by the Prime Minister during his visit to Arunachal in January 31, 2008. The mega  project is  reportedly being  implemented in various parts  of the state to bring Arunachal Pradesh  at par with other states of the country.

A concession agreement was also signed with the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways at New Delhi  on August 14 for ‘widening and upgradation of existing road to 2-Lane National Highway standard from Potin to Pangin (407 Km) on hybrid BoT (Annuity). The 407 km Potin-Pangin section of NH-229 is a part of Trans-Arunachal (TAH).

However, alleged irregularities in assessment of properties of the highway affected people in Dirang and assault on road construction official at Pangin in recent past  put a question mark in speedy implementation of the Trans-Arunachal highway project which would interconnect 12 district headquarters of the state.

During the last part of the July,  a senior surveyor of SRK Construction Private Limited (SRKCPL), namely, Sombhu Shankar Rai was reportedly attacked in Pangin. The incident has reportedly sent shockwaves among SRK officials. The Chief Engineer Highway Bora Ete termed the incident as internal matter of company. He had appealed local people to extend cooperation as highway project cannot be properly implemented without their support.

The HC order, in fact, is a bad omen for the authorities. It remains to be seen how the administration and highway authorities will overcome all such hurdles to make the mega highway project a reality.



Exodus of NE people from Bangalore continues !

Tuki expresses concern, deputes MP to visit Bangalore & Pune

NESO, AAPSU call for effective security measures

Amar Sangno

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: There are more reports of exodus of northeast people from Bangalore, Hyderabad and Pune, despite the repeated assurance given by the Karnataka government for their safety and security. The railways authority in Bangalore has confirmed that as many as 6000 people from the region have left the science city on Thursday morning as witnessed by a jam-packed station.  Fear-struck people are reportedly leaving the cities in the backdrop of rumours of an impending attack on them in retaliation to the Assam violence.  

Sources in Bangalore said that some students of the region are fleeing to safer places.   “We are leaving for Ooty today and will stay there till the situation normalizes,” informed one Jordan Wage, a diploma student in Sri-Krishna Institute Haraskata, Bangalore this daily. The college authorities have assured to provide security, however the students are fleeing because they are skeptic of the effectiveness of security forces.

However in some places in Bangalore the situation appeared to be quite normal. “So far there is no report of such incidents here in Kamanahalli,” says Kobyum Zirdo who stays in Kamanahalli area.

Expressing grave concern over the security of northeast people, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today called on Karnataka counterpart Jagadish Shettar urging foolproof security and safety measures for students from the North East studying in Bangalore and other cities of the state.

Tuki also informed the Chief Minister about the presence of hundreds of students and other professionals from Arunachal Pradesh working in Bangalore and state government and families are worried about their safety and security. He sought immediate measures on part of the Karnataka Government to instill confidence amongst the people of the region.

Tuki has deputed Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjoy to rush to Bangalore immediately to assess the situation and coordinate with the local authorities.  Sanjoy will then visit Pune and meet the Chief Ministers of Karnataka and Maharashtra. Meanwhile, one of the Deputy Resident Commissioners, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, posted at New Delhi has been shifted to Bangalore to oversee the situation and coordinate with both the state governments. The chief minister office has also set up helpline for any query and enquiry for aggrieved parents. The helpline numbers are 0360 2212295 (Police Headquarter Control Room) and 0360 2212702 (Capital Police Control Room).

Earlier, the Karnataka government has assured to provide safety and security measures to NE people. While asserting, Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar said "There is nothing to worry, the government is with you. We will protect the interests of the northeast people."

 Meanwhile BJP national general secretary Tapir Gao appealed to the students, migrant workers and the parents of students to repose faith on the BJP led Karnataka government. Gao further termed the incident as an act of mischief, while adding that anti-social elements are trying to take advantage of the law and order problems in Congress ruled state of Assam.  

Appealing  the students to return to campus ‘BJP national general secretary said that government is continuously monitoring the  development. He disclosed that Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister themselves had visited the Railway station to urge the students community to return to the campuses.

In Delhi, the home ministry has asserted that there was no threat to anyone from the region living anywhere in the country and warned of strict action against rumour mongers. "If rumours are spread, strict action will be taken against those who indulge in such activities," Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said.  He informed that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and he had spoken to Karnataka Chief Minister, requesting him to ask the people to share information on rumour mongers.  

In his letter written to the home minister of India, former MP Kiren Rijuju said that attack on people with oriental looks is a racist  and it is a threat to the national integration.

Back home, there is a growing concerns over the safety and security of northeast students and people as North East Students Organization (NESO) today appealed the Prime Minister to intervene in the situation to ensure the safety  and security of the NE people. NESO also demanded the respective state governments of the region to take effective measures for their safety.

In a press statement issued by Chairman Dr. Samujjal Bhattarcharjya and General Secretary Gumjum Haider NESO questioned the government of India for alleged discrimination. Apex student organization also strongly reiterated for the deportation of illegal migrants from the region. It further stated that prime minister must be accountable for whatever happened to people of region as he being the representative from the region.

Expressing concern over the safety and security of students All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) urged the state and central government to ensure safety to people of northeast. AAPSU said that if anything happened to students, the state government would be hold responsible.



NES condemns murder of student, demands arrest of culprits

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Nyishi Elite Society (NES) vehemently condemned the brutal murder of Rallo Rene, a Class-XI student of Government H.S. School, Yazali in Lower Subansiri district on last Sunday while returning from her home for school.

While supporting the ANSU press statement on August 14, NES called upon the law enforcing authorities to immediately apprehend the other absconding culprits and ensure exemplary punishment to the duo.

Meanwhile, NES  while expressing its resentment over reported assault on people of a particular district residing in West Kameng by few local disgruntled individuals, urged the district administration to deal with iron hand on those criminals and arrest them immediately.

The Nyishi Elite Society appealed the All Hrusso Welfare Society and All Hrusso Student’s Union to take-up the matter at the earliest and assist the district administration in nabbing the culprits.

NES has also proposed a joint visit of delegation team to Bomdila comprising Nyishi Elite Society, All Nyishi Students’ Union, Hrusso Welfare Society and Hrusso Student’s Union to discuss the issue pertaining to the incident with the district administration. CAYA & ALSU condemn murder

Meanwhile, Camdir Aab Youth Association (CAYA) expressed its deep anguish and sentiment over the murder of its member Ralo Rinne Camdir.

The society termed her demise as a great loss to the Nyishi society in general and Camdir society in particular.

The CAYA demanded the Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of Police, Lower Subansiri District and ADC Yachuli  to initiate immediate action and arrest the culprits involved in the shameful act within one week and threaten to launch movement if the authorities fail to nab the culprits.

It also appealed to NES and ANSU to spearhead the movement to give justice to its member. The association further alleging the illegal immigrants as source of illegal activities in the state urged all the apex student bodies and district student unions of every district to check all the illegal immigrants.

Meanwhile, Arunachal Law student Union (ALSU) has condemned the murder of Ralo Rinne at Yazali and Jumkar Basar at Gumto, Doimukh recently.

ALSU also said those culprits involved in the attacked on the Arunachal Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large even after 30 days of incident.

Taking the rising law and order problem, ALSU demanded the state Government to take effective measures to contain law order problem in the state in general and in the capital complex in particular. It further pleaded for appointment of  independent home minister to deal with law and order problem.



16 Chamber lifts 2nd Bakin Pertin Memorial Football Trophy

PASIGHAT, Aug 16: The 16 Chamber beat Bogong Soccer Club (BSC) 5-2 in the final match of the 2nd Bakin Pertin Memorial Football Trophy played at Pasighat yesterday.

Attending the closing function as chief guest, the Education Minister Bosiram Siram briefed on social and political life of Late Bakin Pertin, who served the people in various capacities like MLA and MP.

Siram further advising the youths to maintain peace and harmony informed that the state government is putting all efforts to boost up the morale of the sportsmen and has increased job quota in the state.

He lauded the Tageng Nyitan, President AESDSU (All East Siang District Students’ Union) for giving the much-needed opportunity to the local youths to show their soccer talents, besides spreading the message of unity and brotherhood in the society.

Later, he gave away the trophy and prizes to the winner and runner up teams, player of the tournament award to Rokom Tasung and ‘best disciplined team to Sika-Bamin Soccer Club.

Deputy Commissioner RK Mishra and ADC SC Debnath (ADC), senior citizen also witnessed the final match. DIPRO



Lokam Brothers lift 8th IndependenceFootball Tournament Running Trophy

ITANAGAR, Aug 16:  Lokam Brothers FC lifted the 8TH Independence Running Trophy Football Tournament 2012 defeating Middle Chimpu FC by solitary goal in the final played at KV No 2 playground here today.

The all important goal was scored by  Dare Kiran in 18th minutes who became the highest scorer with 7 goals in his kitty. The awards for the Best Player and Best Defender went to Techi Ragi of Lokam Brother and Taba Nakam of GHYC respectively. Taba Topu  of LBFC was adjudged the Best Goalkeeper and Tayum Tarang of AFC was declared Best Captain. Lokam Tani of LBFC was adjudged as Best Manager while the Fair Play Award went to Gohpur 'A'.

Yora Tagung, vice chairman of Arunachal Pradesh Bamboo Research and Development Agency and I-Borum ZPM Taro Modi attended the closing ceremony. The tournament was organized by Gohpur Youth Club.



Sang Norbu and Namgey Tsering  duo win S N memorial Badminton tourney

Jang, Aug 16: The duo of Sang Norbu and Namgey Tsering pair won the Late Sangey Nawang memorial Badminton tournament defeating the pair of Dr. Rinchin Nima and Tsering Tashi  21-15, 18 -21 and 21-17 sets at Jang Indoor Stadium on August 15.

In the bronze play-off S.N Mosobi and Tsering Tashi beat their opponents Dangsang and Riba in straight sets 21-16, 21-14.

Tourism & RWD Minister Pema Khandu and Tawang deputy commissioner Kemo Lollen enjoyed the semifinal and final match.

The tournament which started on Aug 7th witnessed a healthy number of eleven doubles participants. The tournament organized by Jang Sports Club was sponsored by Pema Khandu and family.

Jang ADC Duly Kamduk also witnessed the final match.

Story contributed by Nima Khenrab from Jang.



International conference on Buddhism in Tawang

TAWANG, Aug 16: The Department of Karmik and Adhyatmik Affairs, Govt. of AP in collaboration with Central Institute of Himalayan Cultural Studies, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, Dahung and Buddhist Cultural Preservation Society, Bomdila, whose Silver Jubilee Celebrations coincides with 2600 years of Buddha’s enlightenment proposes to organize a three day International Conference on the topic “Legacy and relevance of Buddhism in the 21st century” at Tawang from November 6 to 8, 2012.

A meeting regarding the organizing of this event was held at the Conference hall of the DC Tawang. Minister, RWD & Tourism Pema Khandu, Chairman K&AA TG Rimpoche, MLA Tawang cum Parliamentary Secy Art & Culture Tsewang Dhondup, MLA Lumla cum Parliamentary Secy Civil Aviation Jambey Tashi, DC Tawang, All the Panchayat Raj members and public leaders of the district, various NGOs besides all the HoDs of the district attended the meeting

Addressing the meeting, DC Kemo Lollen urged all the members present to work sincerely and dedicatedly so as to make Tawang a global tourist destination. To nurture the needs of the public as well as the tourists he urged the govt. officials to not avail any kind of leave during the peak seasons. He advocated for support and initiatives from all sections so as to make the proposed event a successful one.

Pema  appreciating the proposed event, mentioned that such events will go a long way in promotion of tourism potential in the district. It will showcase the scope for religious, cultural and research tourism in the district.

Rev. TG Rimpoche briefed the gathering about the proposed International Conference on Bhuddhism. “It is important to celebrate and observe the 2600 years of Enlightenment of the Buddha & Dharma Chakra Parvartana with benefitting programs at the national and international level to keep the light of Buddhism glowing”, said Rimpoche. He further mentioned that the proposed themes for the event are: “Nalanda Tradition of Buddhism with focus on Mahayana Buddhism,”  “21st century of interfaith religious harmony” and  “Environment and Buddhism chair.”

He thanked Kumari Selja, Minister of Culture, Govt. of India, for supporting the proposed event and also for proposing to make available the Holy relics of the Buddha for public display during the event. He further extended his gratitude to Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, under whose patronage and guidance the proposed idea of the event took shape.

The meeting discussed at length on the management for organizing the event, formation of various managing committee, etc.

Citing the clearance to be obtained from the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of External Affairs, Govt of India, for the event, the DC Tawang, agreed to take up the matter with higher authorities. The Parliamentary Secy Civil Aviation, Govt of AP, Jambey Tsering assured to look into the matter concerning the restarting of chopper service in the district. DIPRO



News Impact

Cash reward stands

ITANAGAR, Aug 14: 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.


Social Services

ITANAGAR, Aug 14: Polo Colony Youth Welfare Association with supports of well-wishers and general public conducted a three days social service near steel bridge polo colony, Naharlagun from August 12 to 14 last.

During the three days social service, volunteers repaired the damaged road portion which was remained in dilapidated condition for the last five years.

Meanwhile, Banderdewa Tarajuli Development Association and Forest Right Committee along with Panchayat members and villagers of Tarajuli area also conducted social service at Tarajuli link road and repaired the road temporarily yesterday.


‘Intensify police patrolling’

ITANAGAR, Aug 14: Doimukh Students’ Union in a letter to Extra Assistant Commissioner, Doimukh urged him to intensify police patrolling at Dikrong river bank within Doimukh area to check and restrict antisocial activities.


Quiz competition on energy technology

TEZU, Aug 14: The preliminary round of State Level Quiz Competition in respect of Lohit district on “New and Renewable Energy and Technology”, sponsored by the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy was conducted at BRC Training Building Tezu on August 10.

Written test as per the guidelines was conducted by K Rina, DDSE, Lohit.

Total seven schools participated in the Preliminary Round and students of VKV, Sunpura stood first in the written test. The winners will participate in the semi-final and final round competition which will held in Itanagar. DIPRO


District Level Science Seminar

Aalo, Aug 14:  Misinam Darang of RK Mission School stood first in the district level Science Seminar on the topic Mathematics in India- its past, present and future which was conducted at Govt. Hr. Secondary School yesterday. She would represent West Siang in the State level Science Seminar.

Kiyum Padu of VKV Jirdin and Usha Gupta secured the positions of first and second runners up respectively.

Presiding over the function, Tomi Doke Lendo advised the students to inculcate scientific temperament to become good technocrats/bureaucrats in future. He reiterated that 90% of students in school pay much importance on cultural/recreational activities and literary activities which promote art of speaking and mental development takes back seat.

The Swamiji,  Maharaji of RKM, Principal of VKV Jirdin, teaching staff headed by principal and vice principal and students of Govt. Hr. Secondary school Aalo were present on the occasion.


Legal awareness workshop

ITANAGAR, Aug 14: Doimukh Nyem Welfare Society in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women is going to organize a “Legal Awareness Workshop on Crime against Women” at  Auditorium Hall, Rono ground, Doimukh on  August 18,  according to a Society release.  The workshop is being sponsored by National Commission for Women, New Delhi,  the release added.


Assembly session

ITANAGAR, Aug 14:  The ninth session of the Fifth Legislative Assembly of Arunachal Pradesh will commence on September 27. Three days session will come to an end on September 29, according to an official release.


Power disruption in AIR

ITANAGAR, Aug 14: Frequent disruption in power supply badly affected the broadcasting of news and various other programmes of All India Radio (AIR), Itanagar for the last many days, according to sources.

Important Government wing like AIR  centre is facing hardship due to power crisis, particularly during evening hours, sources said and requested the department concerned to  ensure uninterrupted power supply.

Body of 45-yr old man found, identified as Jumkar Basar

ITANAGAR, Aug 14:  The body of a 45-year-old person identified as Jumkar Basar has been found at Gumto, Doimukh circle, today morning, Doimukh police said.

An FIR has been lodged at Doimukh PS. A case (No 29/2012)  has been registered and investigation launched, in charge officer of the incident informed. It is suspected to be a case of murder, police said.

The Galo Students Union (GSU) has strongly urged the state government to  immediately arrest of the culprits.

Meanwhile, Arunachal  Pradesh Literary Society deeply  mourned the sudden  and sad demise of its eminent member Jumkar Basar, who was popularly known as Annu Basar. The Society will ever cherish his memories for his remarkable literary creation and his effervescent spirit. He wrote a book titled ‘Sukun-i-Dil, a collection of Urdu Shayari.  His last presentation of Urdu Shayari at recently held Assam Sahitya Sabha at Ledo was widely applauded by all.






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

Cash reward stands

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: 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.


Reassess BPL and AAY Schemes

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Papum Pare District Fair Price Shop Dealers Welfare Association highlighting the discrepancies in distribution of food items under BPL and AAY in a letter to secretary, Food and Civil Supplies alleged that the food items under BPL and AAY schemes within the Capital Complex  are not properly allocated resulting in miss-utilization of the food items under BPL & AAY schemes.

It said that almost 70  per cent of the allocated food items under BPL and AAY do not reaches to the poor and needy beneficiaries.

The association urged the secretary to reassess and re-allocate food items under BPL and AAY schemes as far the modified mechanism for proper and adequate distribution of food items in the district.


Candle light rally to create awareness on  corruption

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: More than 100 of student pursuing computer courses in Dewsoft Education Academy  Rayan , Roing , Lower Dibang Valley  took part in candle light march to create awareness among masses about prevailing corruptions in the society yesterday.

The participant in the march gathered at Gandhi Park and hundreds of candle lights were lit before the statue of Mahatma Gandhi. Students, Govt employees and public leaders participated in the rally.


Smriti Irani to visit state

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: National BJP Mahila Morcha President Smriti  Irani, as a part of her whirlwind tour of the country is arriving here at Itanagar on September 7 and address the State Executive meeting of the BJP Mahila Morcha, Arunachal Pradesh.

Many state issues, particularly the problems and prospects of the women of the state will be discussed during the state executive meeting. She is also likely to discuss and know the women issues of the state from other women organizations of the state, according to a BJP release.


Disruption in Power supply

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: The people of Upper Subansiri district  are facing severe electricity problem due to technical snag in 132/33 KV Power substation, Daporijo caused by fire incident at Daporijo on August 14. However, the department is taking up the restoration work in war footing and appealed to the consumers to bear with  the department for the inconvenience caused.


HC seeks status report

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: While hearing the PIL (No 47/2012) filed by one Tayo Laha of Yayo village under Yachuli  area in Lower Subansiri district seeking directive for completion of road project from 20th Km Point Ziro-Daporijo BRTF road (new Loth village to Chambang), a division bench of  Gauhati High Court on August 10 last directed the  Chief secretary, Arunachal Pradesh  to  look into the matter and give a report about the status of the matter within three months.

According to the petitioner, the project was being delayed, quality was not maintained and incorrect physical progress-cum-achievement report of the project has been submitted to the NABARD for release of funds. Delay in execution of the project, which was  approved in 2005, adversely affect the local people, the petitioner said.  


KAWA  condemns killing of Jumkar Basar, demands arrest of culprits

ITANAGAR, Aug 16:  Karka Ao Welfare Association (KAWA) has strongly condemned the brutal killing of Jumkar Basar on August 13 last and demanded the state government to take necessary steps to nab the culprits at the earliest and give them exemplary punishment.

Jumkar, popularly known as Annu was one of the best anchors of KAWA. His tragic death is an irreparable loss for the society in particular, KAWA said in a release.

KAWA conveyed its heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.


APDA demands effective security measures

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: The Arunachal Pradesh Doctors Association (APDA) has demanded to make assault on doctors on duty a cognisable and non-bailable offence by enacting separate Security Act at par with other states in the country.

Citing several example of attacks on doctors and medical staff in the last 15 days, APDA in a memorandum to Health Minister further demanded enhancement of institutional security at all health institutions in the state to restore sense of security and morale of the doctors and medical staff. Further, police Beat Post should be placed at all Referral Hospitals (General Hospitals/District Hospitals/Community Health Centres) in the state, the memorandum said.

“With these chain of events of assault the morale of the Doctors and Medical Personnel have gone down and their prestige hurt beyond redeem,” the memorandum said. APDA threatened to launch drastic form of democratic protest if the demands are not met and  assault on doctors continues.

It further informed that, APDA has decided to launch democratic protest throughout the state on August 21 by wearing ‘Black Badges’ in protest against lack of institutional security and repeated assaults on doctors on duty and other medical staff.

Meanwhile,  the Medical Superintendent, on behalf of officers and staff of the  District Hospital, Seppa in a memorandum to East Kameng Deputy Commissioner, has appealed for immediate release of Medical Officer Dr. AK Nabum from detention and provision of security arrangement for him and his family.

Dr. Nabum was physically assaulted by patient’s party in the hospital during duty hours and he was arrested by police after an FIR was lodged by the patient party alleging medical negligence on the part of Emergency Medical Officer, the memorandum informed.

“There was no negligence on the part of the EMO and all the required and appropriate treatment was given to the patients as per facility available in the hospital,” the memorandum claimed.  The patients succumbed to his illness despite the best treatment,  it said.


D.Riba & Kesang Norbu  win Pungteng Shuttlers’ Championship

TAWANG,  Aug 16 : The pair of D.Riba and Kesang Norbu beat the duo of Hridar Lungtan and Lobsang Yeshi 21-15 and 21-19 in two straight sets to win the first Pungteng Shuttlers’ Championship 2012  here on August 14.

Lobsang Yeshi  was adjudged the Best Shuttler of the tournament which was organized by Monyul Association for Promoting Sports.

The winners and runners up were awarded cash prizes of Rs.30,000 and Rs. 15,000 respectively along with trophies on the Independence day celebration.

A special Yak Dance by the Snowlion Cultural troupe was presented on the final day of the tournament.

Dangsang, ZPM and the SP Tawang SN Mosobi were present on the occasion.

Butter lamps were offered to the portrait of Late CM Dorjee Khandu,  and Late Dr Nawang Tomden, DSO Tawang, in their remembrance, and also to show the respect and love the people of Tawang have for these great leaders.

The organizing committee thanked the District administration, the players and the people for making the event a successful one.

Lham Tsering, president, MAPS also informed that the association is going to organize a “Laiee’’ (a famous Traditional game of the Monpas) tournament in the coming Buddha Mahotsava so as to preserve and promote the age old games and sports of the Monpas.  DIPRO


Ruksin mourns HGB’s death   


RUKSIN, Aug 16: One Asem Taying, the head Gaon Burah of Ngorlung village has passed away this morning after a prolonged illness.

Late Taying was the pioneer of the present Ngorlung village and took leading part to form a model village at Ngorlung. He donated land for establishment of Donyi-Polo Vidya Niketan and Community Burial Ground(Golung) at Ngorlung village. The octogenarian was given special award by Arunachal Siskha Vikash Somiti in December,2010, for his dedication for development of elementary education.

Born in 1919, he passed his childhood at Ponging (Katan) of present Upper Siang district. He got appointed as Gaon Burah in 1977 at Ngorlung and subsequently promoted to head gaon burah (HGB).

He left behind his wife with three sons and a number of grandsons and granddaugthers.

The Gaon Burah Union of Ruksin, Panggi Welfare Society and PR members of Ruksin block have deeply condoled his demise and prayed to almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul.


State level quiz competition

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency is organizing a state level quiz competition on August 9 at Banquet hall, Itanagar.


Union appeals

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: All Tagin Students ’ Union in a letter to Upper Subansiri District Deputy Commissioner appealed him for cancellation of police recruitment admit cards of the candidate who belong to other districts. The union said that each district of the  state has been allotted separate quota for police recruitment. Therefore, candidates from other district should not be entertained, it said.


Free coaching

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Free Coaching for Entry to Civil Services for ST/SC and Minorities, Rajiv Gandhi University was inaugurated by Prof. Amitava Mitra, Vice Chancellor i/c  today.

110 candidates enrolled themselves for the coaching class.

Speaking on the occasion, the Vice Chancellor advised the student to concentrate on their studies and suggested that approaches for civil services examinations should be different from normal university examination. In this world of cut throat competition one has to fully be equipped with all gears to face the challenges of competitive examinations, he said.

Earlier participant candidates also shared their views and expectations from the coaching classes.

Dr. O. Moyong subject expert started the technical session.


Tamulang Taloh  Memorial Open Running Volleyball

Dilung-B team enters final

ITANAGAR, Aug 16:  Dilung-B team beat Moying Team by 16-25, 25-20, 18-25, 25-21, 13-15 sets and entered the final of the Late Tamulang Taloh  Memorial Open Running Volleyball tournament at Solung Mopin Ground here today.

The second semifinal match between Rumne Team and Ngargo Team was stopped due to poor visibility.

Rumne Team was leading by one set when the play was stopped. The remaining sets will be played tomorrow at 3 pm.

This tournament is also being conducted as a part of Solung Festival. Shri T. Taloh, Vice President, Arunachal Olympic Association and Director of School Education is the Chairman organizing Committee of the tournament as well as the Solung celebration committee, Itanagar.

The 3rd place decider will be played at 4:30 pm tomorrow and  the final will be played on August 18.

Open Running  Volleyball tournament in memory of Late Tamulang Taloh is under way at Solung Ground, Itanagar.

The tournament is being conducted as a part of Solung Festival celebration.

More that 100 players participated in the tournament.







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

Clean energy programme

The U.S. and India have reaffirmed their countries’ strong commitment to working collaboratively in bilateral and multilateral fora to help ensure mutual energy security, combat global climate change, and support the development of low-carbon economies that will create opportunities and fuel job growth in both countries by launching together a partnership to Advance Clean Energy – Deployment (PACE-D) programme in New Delhi  recently.

PACE-D was an outcome of the bilateral Energy Dialogue and was created by President Obama and Prime Minister Singh in November 2009.  It is a five-year, $20 million programme to improve energy efficiency, increase the supply of renewable energy, and adopt and accelerate deployment of cleaner fossil fuel technologies.

Jointly developed by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Indian Ministries of Power and New and Renewable Energy, and implemented by Nexant, Inc., a well-established provider of intelligent grid software and clean energy solutions, PACE-D will help India transition to a high performing, low emissions, and energy secure economy.   

The programme will strengthen institutions, increase the availability of innovative financing mechanisms, and enhance local capacity to propagate clean energy solutions and engage various state and local governments to increase access to renewable energy and promote off-grid applications.


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Give us enough time


Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to express my displeasure for the sudden announcement of AE (E)exam date by APPSC.

Although, it’s been a long time since advertisement, but due to two court pending cases, the Commission was not able to find the date. So assuming the situation, all the candidates were in dark regarding the dates. Now, the Commission suddenly announced the date of exam  giving only 23 days in hand  for preparation which is not sufficient even for revision.

Therefore, I request the Commission to look into the matter and give us some more time for preparation by postponing the exam.


T. Mize





Dear Editor,

I do appreciate the APPSC for fixing the dates for AE (Electrical) exam. But I do have small complaint for not giving enough time for preparation after notification. In  all other exams, APPSC had given at least 40-45 days  from the date of issuing the Admit card. So, I  request the Commission to give us minimum 40-45 days time for preparation, as we were all clueless regarding the date sheet.


Tsering Tashi


West Kameng.



Renovate Pachin village road

Dear Editor,

I would like to draw the attention of authorities concerned towards the pathetic road condition of Pachin village, Naharlagun. The road is a lifeline of the 500 families of the village and it is the only link road to NH 52-A. The people of the village are now facing numerous hardship due to dilapidated condition of the road.  What to talk about vehicle owners, even a bi-cyclist can not ride on the road due to big potholes and mud.

Therefore, I do earnestly request the authorities to look into the matter immediately.


Panye Kame

Pachin Colony, Naharlagun









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