August 12

Denlo FC lift Naba Ita Pulu Memorial Football trophy

ROING, Aug 11: Denlo FC lifted the 4th Naba Ita Pulu Memorial Football Trophy by beating Cheta FC - 3-1 in the final match that was played at General Play Ground, Roing today amidst thousands of football lovers.

Anjite Menjo of Denlo FC was adjudged the Best Player of the tournament, while Satish Melo of Cheta FC was the highest scorer with 8 goals. Harish Elopra of Denlo FC got the best goal keeper award.    The winning team, Denlo FC also got the most Discipline Team Award.

Lower Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner Shiv Kumar handed over the prestigious Naba Ita Pulu Memorial Football Trophy to the winning team along with cash prize of Rs 20,000, medals and certificates. While,  Roing MLA Laeta Umbrey handed over the Runner up Trophy to the runner up team along with cash prize of Rs 15,000, medals and certificates.

The tournament was organized by the Dibang Sports Club, Roing in support of the Department of Sports & Youth Affairs.  W Tikhak, ADC, T Tado, PD, Raju Mipi, DSO,  Mutchu Mithi, Meke Pulu  (Grandson of Naba Ita Pulu) also gave away prizes of highest scorer, best goal keeper, best player, best discipline team and referees  and  assistant referees respectively.  

Earlier, before the beginning of final match, both Shiv Kumar and Laeta Umbrey exhorted the players to play with true spirit of sportsmanship. DIPRO


Dilung, Golgi Bote register wins

ITANAGAR, Aug 11: Dilung FC and Golgi Bote FC won their respective match in the first ever Solung football tournament organized by Solung Festival Celebration Commttee Itaganar (SFCCI) at DNG College playground here today.

Dilung FC beat Etor Yameng FC 6-2 while Golgi Bote beat Dongin FC 3-1 to earn full points.

Taling Taloh scored two goals (16, 35 min) and Taker Taloh (40 min), Tajong Pabin (54 min), Baken Payum (60 min), Tato Payum (68 min) scored a goal each for the winning team.

Bakin Payum (42 min) and Nanu Tamut (72 min) scored a goal each for Etor Yameng FC.

Taling Taloh Dilung FC was named player of the match.

Ditem Tatak    (21 min),  Tajing Bonung (28 min) and Bharat Tamut (71 min) were the scorers for Golgi Bote FC.

Tami Pangu scored the consolation goal for Dongin FC in 38th minutes.

Tajing Bonung  of Golgi Bote FC was declared player of the match.

Banggo United FC will meet Dilung FC in a Group-A match tomorrow at 3.30 pm, informed Secretary Sports, SFCCI-2013, Kadum  Apang.


Results of 7 Warriors trophy

ITANAGAR, Aug 11: Following is the today’s result for 7 Warriors 9th Independence Running Trophy Football Tournament 2013.

First match: Bandhu FC beat IGPFC 7-0, 2nd match: 7 Brothers held 1-1 by CRFC, 3rd match: Kamle FC lost 0-2 to Service 11, 4th match: Sanglo Putung beat Yuva Shakti 5-0, 5th match: Spartans GHYC lost 0-2 to Ttollum Tok.


Laa Talar loses in final

ITANAGAR, Aug 11: Laa Talar won a silver medal in the Boys U-17 All India Sub-Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament held at Bangalore from August five to 10.

Talar lost 15-21, 19-21, 20-22 to Denial Afridi of Karnataka in a closely fought final.

Talar also won a bronze in the Boys U-17 double event. He reached upto pre-quarterfinal in the U-19 boys single event.

Another Arunachalee shuttler Jokom Ribya also participated in the tournament, informed team manager cum coach of ASBA Laa Ribe.

Earlier, Talar won the Boys U-17 singles titles in the All India Sub-Jr. Ranking Badminton Tournament—2013 held at Cochin Kerala in the first week of this month. He also won silver in the Boys doubles U-17 title in the tournament.

Talar has so far won six national medals in the current year, Ribe informed.


KVK training

ITANAGAR, Aug 11: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Lower Subansiri district recently organized training programs on scientific cultivation of capsicum for income generation and demonstration on nutrients deficiency symptoms and its management at Hong village in Lower Subansiri district.

Altogether 16 farmers participated in the programme.


DC cautions violators of MV Act

PASIGHAT, Aug 11: Taking serious note of the violation of various provisions of Motor Vehicle Act, East Siang deputy commissioner Nidhi Srivastava today directed the competent authorities to launch drive against  the   wrong doers.

The DC observed that many vehicles are being used as transport vehicle without having requisite documents like professional driving license, plying permit, fitness certificate, first party insurance and Road Tax clearance etc which are compulsory as per the MV Act 1988 U/S 3/181, 66/192, 56/192, 146/196, 39/192.

To ensure public safety and strict implementation MV Act 1988 in the district, DC Srivastava has directed that all the transport vehicle owners/operators update their documents latest by Aug 20. If documents are not found in order, the violators will be fined or  taken into custody or  the vehicle would be seized. DIPRO


Rainstorm lashes Pasighat area


PASIGHAT, Aug 11: Heavy shower followed by a thunderstorm lashed Pasighat town and its adjoining areas this afternoon.

Though the heavy downpour for more than half an hour has created huge puddles in Pasighat town within no moment, the rain gave some respite to the people from scorching heat for the last couple of days.

There was no report of loss of life and property damage from any part of the area.


MLA mourns Asst. Pastor’s death

ITANAGAR, Aug 11: Longding Pumao MLA Thangwang Wangham has expressed grief and sorrow over untimely demise of Wangkai Wangsu, 45, of Niaunu village under Longding police station on Sunday morning.

Wangsu was admitted in RKM Hospital here a day before with complaint of chest pain. After initial investigation, the attending doctor had referred him to Guwahati. But before he could be evacuated, he suddenly breathed his last.

Survived by his wife and two children, late Wangkai Wangsu was a man of amiable nature and God loving, who was working as Assistant Pastor of Christian Revival Church, Longding.

His mortal remains are being taken to Longding with generous help from Arunachal Christian Forum led by its general secretary Toko Teki.

President of Arunachal Pradesh Christian Revival Churches’ Council Tarh Kama and hundreds of church leaders and believers also joined in prayers for the departed soul.

Wangham, on behalf of the entire Wancho people and his own behalf, conveyed heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family and prayed to almighty to give strength to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss. “May the departed soul rest in peace”.


News Impact


Students caught between warring departments

Taba Ajum

ITANAGAR, Aug 11: The Arunachalee students of ITFT College Chandigarh who are pursuing different professional courses under post-matric scholarship scheme, sponsored by Govt of India, are facing uncertain future due to tussle between two govt departments of state namely social justice, empowerment & tribal affair department and education department.

Around 630 tribal Arunachalee students are studying various courses like bachelor of airline, tourism and hospitality management, master in tourism management, MA in mass communication etc in the said college. These students are readying to rejoin college after summer vacation and majority have already booked train reservation for onward journey.  The college is reopening on 18th August and classes are supposed to begin on 23rd August. However the ITFT authorities have told these students that unless they receive fund from state government, they are not in a position to re-admit them. The ITFT authorities are yet to receive the fund for the coming academic session and this has become big bottleneck for the students.

According to the sources, ministry of tribal affairs, Govt of India had last year designated social justice, empowerment & tribal affair department as nodal agency for distribution of fund for ITFT students. Accordingly in the last academic session scholarship was routed through social justice, empowerment & tribal affair department. However, recently authorities of education department wrote to union tribal affairs ministry stating that they should be assigned the role of nodal agency.

The entire confusion is believed to have started after that letter.  Because of the prevailing confusion, ministry has not been able to release the fund giving immense trouble to the students.

“We have already booked train ticket in advance. We spoke to college authorities and they told us to come only after fund is made available. Both the department are not giving us clear picture about the situation. There is ego clash between officials of these two departments and we are becoming hapless victim,” told a student of ITFT. He continued, “We availed this opportunity provided by ministry of tribal affairs with the hope to build better future. Also majority of students studying in our college hail from poor background. The concern authority seems least bothered about our situation as most of the students are from underprivileged family. This is total injustice to us.”

The tribal students of Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and various other states have already arrived at college and readying for new session. It is unfortunate that because of tug of war between two government departments, the innocent poor students are suffering.



Implementation of  Food Security Ordinance from Aug 20

Cabinet approves devolution of 8 functions to Itanagar & Pasighat municipalities

ITANAGAR, Aug 11: National Food Security Ordinance, an ambitious scheme of UPA Government, will be launched in Arunachal Pradesh on August 20. The scheme will initially be implemented in Western Zone comprising Jamiri in West Kameng and Mukto in Tawang, Central Zone comprising Dollunghmukh in Lower Subansiri, Kangkhu in West Siang, Koyu in East Siang and in Eastern Zone comprising Vijaynagar, Namtok and Nampong as a pilot project. It was decided by the State Cabinet in a meeting on August 8, informed Government Spokesman Nabam Rebia in a release.

The existing BPL beneficiaries in these circles will be issued priority Household Ration Cards to launch the scheme. The rest locations will be covered in the next phase.

Reflecting Government’s concern towards providing technical education to its youths, out of ten approved new Polytechnics in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, the state cabinet approved starting of academic session and activities in five polytechnics. These are Dirang in West Kameng, Laying in Kurung Kumey, Namsai in Lohit, Pasighat in East Siang and Roing in Lower Dibang Valley from the current year.

These polytechnics will start functioning with few disciplines, like Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Computer Science and Engineering from this year with an intake capacity of 90 students per institution. In the backdrop of number of Power Projects starting in next couple of years in the state which would require technical professionals, the Government felt the urgency to train its local youths to cater their needs.

In another landmark decision, the State Cabinet on Thursday approved for devolution of powers and functions in a phased manner to the newly constituted Municipal bodies of Itanagar and Pasighat for effective development of these urban areas by involving people in the process of development at grass root level through a democratic system.

The Cabinet approved devolution of eight functions to the Itanagar and Pasighat Municipalities immediately in the first phase which includes Sanitation, Conservancy and Solid Waste Management,  Urban Forestry, Protection of the Environment and Promotion of Ecological Aspects, Safeguarding the interest of weaker sections of society, including handicapped and mentally retarded, Urban Poverty Alleviation, and burial and cremation grounds and electric crematorium, Cattle pounds,  prevention of cruelty to animals, Vital statistics including registration of births and deaths and Regulations of slaughterhouse and tanneries.

The Cabinet further approved the proposal for making the Zilla Parishad Chairperson as the Chairperson of District Planning Committee, excluding the notified urban areas. It also approved construction of Zilla Parishad office buildings under SPA funding for the remaining seven districts which were not covered in the last financial year.

Regarding devolution of power to the Panchayati Raj Institution, the cabinet decided that the report of Expert Committee and recommendations of the State Finance Commission will be examined and placed before the cabinet.

The cabinet in principle approved for creation of post for Director Health Service for Education and Training in Health and Family Welfare Department.

The state cabinet also approved for creation of “C” Class Police Station at Nafra in West Kameng and Pangin in East Siang with the existing manpower.

The Cabinet further approved upgradation of EAC headquarter of Balijan in Papum Pare district to ADC headquarter along with few others.



50 cows distributed under Intensive Dairy Development Prog

ITANAGAR, Aug 11: Fifty milch Jersey cows and as many heifers were distributed to the Primary Milk Producers Cooperative Societies formed under Arunachal Pradesh Cooperative Milk Producers Society Limited.

The cows were inducted under the Intensive Dairy Development Programme (IDDP), a CSS scheme of Govt. of India, for the benefit of the dairy farmers of the IDDP project area identified in Papum Pare, West Siang and East Siang district, informed Dr. Migo Riba, Managing Director (IDDP) and Managing Director of Milk Union (APCMPUL), in a release.

The first lot of 20 milch cows and 20 heifers were distributed to Lella DCS, Emchi, Doimukh, Gumto DCS, Nirjuli-II DCS and Tarajuli DCS for 20 beneficiaries.

The remaining 30 cows and 30 heifers will be distributed to 30 beneficiaries of Ramghat DCS, Tarasso DCS, Townbill DCS, Doriabill DCS in Papum-pre district and Sille DCS and Ralung DCS in East Siang district.

The distribution of the cows to the dairy farmer members of registered cooperative societies and affiliated to the Arunachal Pradesh Coop. Milk Producers Union Ltd, are aimed at uplifting the economic status of the poor dairy farmers of the dairy project districts.

The objectives of the project are to augment the milk production in the project districts so as to enable milk availability to the milk consumers of the Capital complex. These dairy cooperative societies are pouring about 250 litres of milk to Arun Dairy milk processing plant at Karsingsa.

With the induction of the cows the estimated milk collection from these societies would be around 1000 litres in peak production period.

The Arunachal Pradesh Coop Milk Producers Union Ltd. is committed to providing assistance to the dairy farmer members of the respective cooperative societies under the project in the form of cattle induction subsidy, technical input delivery service like free vaccination and treatment with quarterly deworming of the cows owned by the members in a society, free Artificial Insemination of the cows owned by the members, cattle feed transport subsidy etc. including various consultancy services ang trainings to the dairy farmers members of the society, Dr. Riba informed.



TGF donates largesse to Govt. Sec. School, Pitapool

ITANAGAR, Aug 11: Tat - Gaga Foundation, formerly known as Taba Tat Foundation with its office at Yazali in Lower Subansiri district has donated 30 pairs of bench and table to the Government Secondary School, Pitapool under Yazali circle yesterday to commemorate the 25th death anniversary of former PI Taba Tat.

Yazali Circle Officer Likha Radh handed the donated items over to the Principal of the school.

The members of the Foundation along with family members of late Taba Tat, late Taba Gaga and school staff carried out a mass cleanliness drive in the school premises and painted the school boundary wall.  Later, the Foundation, in a function, felicitated two meritorious Nyishi students under Yachuli constituency, namely Lishi Talin, class X (CGPA 9.4) and Golo Yahang (74.20%) class XII with certificate, mementos and cash reward. The certificate, mementos and cash rewards were presented to the students by invited guest Takhe Kani,

A compilation of the tour diaries of Capt. EAG Davvy, titled "The Nyishi and Apatanis in 1940s" by Take Kani was also released by the circle officer Radh.

Earlier, Taba Amman Nagu, Chairman, TGF highlighted the various activities of the Foundation in brief.



Attack on engineer condemned

ITANAGAR, Aug 11: The Apatani Cultural and Literary Society, Ziro vehemently condemned the brutal attack on member of the Society, Er. Narang Gumbo, Executive Engineer (E), department of Power, Sangram, by a group of people on August 6 led by the husband of unsuccessfully contested candidate for the post of ZPM seat from Nyapin Panchayat segment of Kurung Kumey.

The Society urged the Capital Police to act swiftly to arrest all the culprits and book them under relevant sections of the laws of the land.   Demanding punishment to  all attackers, the Society said the such attack demoralize the spirit of the officers working in the  places of posting like Kurung Kumey district. The state Govt should adopt effective measures for safety and security of the officers working in such hard places of posting at the earliest.  The All Pip-Sorang Tali Unemployed Youth Association has also condemned the unprovoked attack on Engineer Narang Gumbo who was attacked along with his wife by a group of miscreants at Damsite, Naharlagun on August 6.

In a release, it said, such attacks demoralize officers working in difficult areas like Kurung Kumey district and hence hampering its progress.

Asking the police and the district administration to apprehend the culprits involved immediately and award them exemplary punishment, it said, such action would deter similar occurrence in future.

It further urged civil society, NGOs and individual of Kurung Kumey district to come ahead and denounce such attacks on government officials.



First of its kind

Dahey Sangno

ITANAGAR, Aug 11: Arunachalees are quite obsessive about ‘First’ of all kinds. They love a first wife, a first newspaper, a first car, a first child, a first school and a first achiever. They also love to read the ‘first’ section of the GK book, like the first Prime Minister of India, first President of India, the first Viceroy of India and etc. And this has subconsciously influenced their ways of seeing things happening around them.

Those ‘first’ things become a sort of news for them. Hence, every alternate day you get to see a news about somebody who, all of sudden, has become or achieved something the ‘First’ of kind from the state, community, district, constituency, circle or even as bottom as clan.

Not surprisingly our ‘first’ state of mind has given us these firsts: CM, Speaker, IAS, IPS, IFS, graduate, post graduate, doctor, M. Phil, PhD, Everester, writer, journalist, Army officer, pilot, teacher, radio singer, film maker, actor/actress, MBA, IITian and so on and so forth from the state.

Having exhausted the state list, we have a dossier of the firsts from Nyishi, Galo, Apatani, Tagin, Monpa, Mishmi, Nocte, Wancho, Tangsa etc. This is followed by the sub-list of achievers from the district level and within the district we have lists of constituency and circle levels.

I thought we cannot have another list below the circle level until the recent Panchayat elections. “XYZ has been elected as ASM from XYZ GPC to become the first from XYZ clan to do so. Our congratulations” reads advertisement on the back page of a local daily. So now we have to prepare a clan list as well. Next what - ‘the first to be born as a cross between man and monkey’? (Writer is former journalist and presently a govt official)



BASU, NYASA demand re-arrest of accused in road accident case

ITANAGAR, Aug 11: Basar Area Students’ Union (BASU) and Nyigam Youth and Students’ Association (NYASA) spearheading the movement for justice for deceased BASU vice president (admn), who died in a tragic road accident on August 5, demanded the authority to re-arrest the accused driver and reproduce him before court on or before August 13.

BASU and NYASA claimed that the accused driver has been granted bail despite stiff opposition.

Meanwhile, BASU and NYASA along with the family members of the deceased met West Siang SP yesterday and submitted a three-point memorandum demanding for re-arrest of the accused drive and producing him before court on or before August 13.

The release claimed that the SP has promised to suspend OC In-charge of Basar Police Station immediately and initiate a departmental inquiry against him and to punish as per law, if the allegations are established.

He also appointed a new Investigating Officer for investigation of the case. At the same time, he also promised to re-arrest the accused driver and reproduce before court on or before August 13.

Further, BASU requested the Police department/ Traffic Police to conduct unannounced checking of drivers of transport services twice in a month, especially those involved in night services and conduct alcoholic test through the help of recommended gadget to avert such accidents in the future.

Normal life was paralyzed in Basar area following a 12-hour Sumo plying, market, Govt. and semi-Govt. establishment’s bandh called by BASU and NYASA yesterday to register protest against granting of bail to the accused driver.



DC calls for proper implementation of flagship programmes

SEPPA, Aug 11: A review meeting of National Flagship Programme of education department was held  in the  Kameng Hall here on August 8 last.  The  DDSE,  principals of schools, DIET, HMs, BRCs, CRCs were present on the occasion.

Presiding over the  meeting, East  Kameng DC Tarin Dakpe stressed on proper implementation of National Flagship Programme - SSA, RMSA, SBM, MDM etc. He also asked principals, HMs to ensure proper implementation of the National Flagship Programme with honesty and  sincerely to give real education to the school students of respective schools of East Kameng district.

While reviewing the attendance of teachers, the DC urged the teachers posted at different places to remain in their respective schools and run the school properly.

Reiterating the No work no pay policy, DC said ‘If anybody found absent they will not get any payment.

Regarding posting of teachers, he further informed that the matter has been taken up with the Commissioner, Education and assured early posting of teachers. He further called upon the  DDSE, administrative officers,  BRCs & CRCs, HMs for  timely monitoring  of the flagship programme  and  submission of monthly progress report to the District Administration. He also reviewed the civil works constructed under SSA such as BRC building, CRC buildings, additional class rooms and boundary walls etc. He instructed the DDSE not to release the payment of civil works without completion of the works and obtain certificates from the concerned officers alongwith photographs.

He also urged upon for proper supply of MDM to the children and ensure that there should not be any contamination for which children should not suffer.

The DDSE, Seppa highlighted the implementation of National Flagship Programme. The ADC in-charge Bameng also spoke on the SSA Programme.

The DMO, East Kameng District presented power point presentation on the ill affect of cigarette smoking, tobacco chewing, alcohol etc. which affect the body of the human beings and also the children of the School. Dr. D. Pizi, DVBDCO, East Kameng District, Seppa also presented power point presentation on malaria awareness. He also informed about detection of patient of Japanese encephalitis from Seppa Township in which we must protect ourselves from biting of mosquito. DIPRO



Seminar on Vivekananda’s thoughts

ITANAGAR, Aug 11: Swami Vivekananda Sardha Shati Samaroh Samiti of VKV Kuporijo organized a seminar on the relevance of Swami Vivekananda’s thoughts in today’s context to commemorate his 150th birth anniversary at VKV Kuporijo yesterday.

Inaugurating the seminar, Deputy Commissioner Tahang Taggu called upon people to imbibe Swamiji’s ideals in true spirit so that an ideal social order is created.

He also exhorted the parents and teachers to teach their children to work for the society and appealed all to be punctual in their work.

Lardik Kare, General Secretary of Tagin Cultural Society while moderating the seminar gave a few examples from his personal life on the thoughts of Swamiji.

Kalyanam Bharadwaj, Sr. teacher of the school spoke in brief and explained about the different ayams of the celebrations through which the message of Swamiji is taken to the nook and corner of the society.

Earlier, A Krishnan, Principal of the school appealed all to participate in the year long celebration.

There were 7 papers presented by the elites of the society.

The programme was attended by Tabin Siga, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Dumporijo, Shami Timba, DPO, Daporijo, Jumni Ligu, LEO, Daporijo, Tadam Lida, a public leader of the area, GBs and Ex VKVians, parents and well wishers.

The programme was organized by the Prabuddha Ayam of VKV Kuporijo under the guidance of Pania Hankar and Dr. Kishori Poddar.



4th Gora Pertin MemorialFootball Trophy begins at Parbuk

ROING, Aug 11: The 4th Gora Pertin Memorial Football Trophy begins at Parbuk General Play Ground, about 19 km from here today. Lupalum Kri, Chief Engineer, PHED (East Zone) along with Sipi Elapra, Zilla Chairperson of Lower Dibang Valley District kicked off the tournament amidst huge gathering of peoples.

L Kri in his inaugural speech said that today sport is a noble profession and many sportsmen and women in the world can live a lavish life by sincerely and dedicatedly taking up sports as their way of livelihood.  While exhorting the youths to play with true spirit of sportsmanship and discipline, he further said that the old Hindi adage, “poroge likhoge banoge nawab, kheloge khudoge banoke janab” is no more applicable in today’s world as anybody who takes up any profession sincerely can become a star and earned his livelihood from it. He lauded the executive members of ABK District Unit and ACLS for their mature decision in the recent imbroglio between Navayuga Engineering Limited and a student organization of the district.

Maktin Lego, Secretary, Adi Cultural & Literary Society informed that the tournament is being organized jointly by ACLS and family members of Late Gora Pertin in recognition of his immense contributions to the society .

Sipi Elapra, Zilla Chairperson, Kirpa Pertin, Chairman ACLS, Bassu Perme, Ex-MLA cum Chief Patron ACLS, Mibom Pertin, son of Late Gora Pertin also spoke on the occasion.

The opening match was played between Rayang FC (standing champion) and Gamgu FC in which Rayang FC won by 8-1. Altogether 14 teams are participating in the tournament and the final match will be played on September 8 next.  DIPRO



 Matmur Jamoh Memorial Football

Mecca United beat Bamin Bilat via penalty kick

BSC meet Down Town in first semifinal today

Prafulla Kaman

PASIGHAT, Aug 11: Mecca United FC stormed into the semifinals in the 4th Matmur Jamoh Memorial Independence Football Tournament beating Bamin Bilat FC 4-2 (5-3) via penalty kick at general ground here today.

The match was taken to tie-breaker after both the teams were tied 1-1 in the regulation and extra time.

The match got off to a flying start but neither side could score in the first half.

After a barren first half, Osem Taloh of Mecca United found the net in early second half to give his team 1-0 lead. But, Tatem Taloh of Bilat Bamin scored the equalizing goal in 53rd minutes.

The weather turned to a heavy rainstorm in the late second half of the match. Rainwater filed the playground within a moment and created immense problem for the players. However, the players continued to match daring the heavy rainstorm. Both the team worked hard to enter the semifinal, but none of the team could boot more goals till ending.

Both the teams were given opportunity of five penalty shoot. The Mecca United booted four goals in penalty shot out, but Bamin Bilat managed to boot only 2 goals. The final score of the match was 5-3.

The Mecca United team trounced Raising FC 3-0 in the second knock-out match before entering the quarter finals.

Bogong Soccer Club (BSC) thrashed United Sika Tode (UST) 9-0 in the first quarterfinal on August 9. Onyok Pajing scored 4 goals in the match.

Down Town FC also entered in semifinal by defeating Sille team 4-2 yesterday.  Taki Lalung FC beat Bogong Banggo by 3-0 goals in the second match yesterday.

Taki Lalung team earlier grounded Jarku FC 11-0 in an earlier match.

The BSC will lock horns with Down Town in the first semifinal tomorrow and the second semifinal will be played between Mecca United and Taki Lalung.

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Mother’s Home, Lekhi village completes one year

Dear Editor,

The Mother’s Home, a motherly home for destitute, physically and mentally challenged women and children is rendering its service tirelessly from Ziro Lower Subansiri District since 2005.

I am very happy that the branch office of Mother’s Home located at Lekhi village,  Naharlagun have also completed one year.

I extend my gratitude to individual, Panchayat leader, Gaon Burahs, students, NGOs, govt. departments, corporate bodies , groups like Green Pioneer and many more for their contribution toward shaping the home into present state.

I also acknowledged the support and cooperation of state hospital Naharlagun, Urban Development Department, Itanagar and media houses of the state for their voluntary support in this noble venture and expect same support in days ahead.

I have initiated the mission with little hope but today with the cooperation from people from all walks of life, I now feel that people are really helpful and care for their fellow being as many people came forward and help the home in various forms. It is only their contribution and helps that make the home to expand its activities at Capital complex.


Talyang Shanti


Mothers Home



RCC Bridge is need of the hour

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed newspaper, I would like to draw attention of concern authority towards the dilapidated condition of Pagla River Bridge, situated in East Siang District. Every year this river creates lot of problem for the people of Yagrung Circle, Bilat Circle and Koyu Circle. During the monsoon season river totally block the road. People are not able to reach Pasighat, especially the students and patient face lot of problem.

Every year, I hear govt sanctioning some fund for the bridge. But simply wooden bridge bear testimony of it.Public simply criticizes it but have no action. Wooden bridge of Pagla River is only for those who can afford personal vehicle not for bus because buses are not allowed to cross through Wood Bridge.

I would like to request all the people, leaders, authorities and elected members to cooperate each other and remove wooden bridge and construct RCC Bridge.


Opang Padung





Salute to journalists of AP

Dear Editor,

I salute all journalists of Arunachal Pradesh. You all are the mouthpiece especially for the poor and the hapless people of Arunacahal, as we know other three pillars of democracy cannot be reached by everybody. I salute you all for calling 'a spade, a spade', 'who is who' and 'what is what' inspite of risking your life and properties. I salute you all for your power of resilience, power of working under tremendous pressures and for not succumbing to pressure tactics.I thanks all those personnel’s and managements for  unbiased reports and publications. You all are no less than soldiers who sacrifice their lives in defending own motherland and you are on the right track in nation building.


Pura Pyaro

Hija village, Ziro




Don’t support inter-community competition

Dear Editor,

'Jimmy first IPS among the Galos' proclaims one of your headlines in today's edition (10th August 2013). Why can't it be: Jimmy, second IPS from the state?

I lodge my strong protest against the indirect support The Arunachal Times is giving to the rising fashion of unhealthy inter-community competition in our beautiful state. At least your headline makes it so. Sad, the most popular and circulated daily of the state has to do it (or are you trying to appease the Galos and increase your circulation?)

Second, by bracketing a student's/ an achiever's success under the narrow confines of community itself is disrespect to years of hard work and the dedication behind the achievement. Ideally, the caste/community/religion of an achiever should not become the central theme of celebration/publicity unless that community/caste/religion is in the list of 'endangered species' and the achiever in question has endured and surpassed formidable obstacle to outgrow difficulties arising out of such circumstances, which is not the case here.

No where in your report it can be seen or felt that you (as one of the most effective agency of molding public opinion in the state) is proud that a boy from the state has made it to IPS. You left it to a community.


Tajen Dabi

Rajiv Gandhi University

Rono Hills, Doimukh



Power dept plays hide and seek game at Bomdila

Dear Editor,

I would like to drag the kind attention of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh especially the renowned Department of Power  regarding poor scenario of power supply in the headquarter of West Kameng district.

The people of Bomdila are facing the brunt of power shortage since 11 days and even today the problem is not addressed properly.  It’s almost a routine in Bomdila that electricity goes off every day. The worst sufferers are the common people of Bomdila. It is such a place where the electricity bill comes regularly even if  electricity supply is not regular.

A strange system of charging the bill for 30 kilo watt unit per month whether the household has used 30 kilowatt in a month or not does not matter but the department will charge the same. And one of the most interesting things about Bomdila is that few minutes of thundering and lighting accompanied by rain is enough to bring down power supply in the whole town.

The diesel generator set in the town is still not working; batteries of mobiles are no more, no internet access etc. The daily requirement of the whole town is not more than 5 to 6 megawatt and the people of Bomdila are optimistic that their problem will be addressed soon because 11 days is not a lesser period and peoples are losing their patience.

I on behalf of the people of Bomdila would like to request the concerned authority to please deliver their best as early as posible.


Sange Tsering



Ceasefire violation and peace

While India is dealing with the incursion issue with a neighbouring country, the repeated violation of ceasefire by Pakistan created concern for Indian leadership.

Amid heightened tension on border over the recent killing of five Indian solders, Pakistan reportedly violates ceasefire again on Sunday.  A BSF jawan was injured in Pakistani firing at a forward post in Jammu frontier.

On Saturday, in a major ceasefire violation, the Pakistani troops targeted several Indian posts by firing 7000 rounds of heavy ammunition and morter shells along LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

This was the 58th incident of ceasefire violation this year.

Nawaz Sharif's election to power in Pakistan had raised hopes of a boost to two-way ties. But the fresh ceasefire violation will jeopardize the resumption of a dialogue between the prime ministers of the two countries, scheduled on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September, experts believe.

Usually after the clear breach of the LoC and violation of the 2003 ceasefire agreement by Pakistani men, the people of our country are witnessing heated arguments between political leaders of various political parties on the strategy of India towards Pakistan.

India must keep in mind that South Asian countries expect India play a bigger role in maintaining regional peace. Therefore, India’s strategy towards Pakistan and any other neighbouring countries should be result oriented and pragmatic towards stability and peace.