August 28

Janmashtami greetings

ITANAGAR, Aug 27: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt. General (Retd.) Nirbhay Sharma and Chief Minister Nabam Tuki have conveyed greetings and good wishes to the people of Arunachal Pradesh on the eve of auspicious occasion of Janmashtami.

In his message, the Governor expressed his hope that the blessed occasion will inspire all to imbibe Lord Krishna's message of love and compassion and pursue the path of righteousness and forbearance.

May this sacred occasion of Janmashtami, instil faith and goodwill among the people in the society, the Governor wished.

In a message this evening, Tuki expressed hope that the festival of Lord Krishna’s birthday would reiterate the universal truth of ‘Good over Evil’. He said ‘Evil’ may seem stronger in the initial stages but ‘Good’ will always prevail over it in the long run just as Lord Krishna triumphs over all evils as narrated in the Hindu mythology.

“Let the festival desist all evils inside us and make us sympathetic, tolerant and true human beings. Let us help, coordinate and cooperate in our battle against all evils. Let us take our state to newer heights,” he beckoned in his message.  Tuki also called on all, irrespective of religious affiliations, to join the festival and bond with their Hindu brethren for a peaceful and tolerant society.


CM to present cash incentives to selected medal winning sportspersons

ITANAGAR, Aug 27: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki will present cash incentives to the selected medal winners of the state on the occasion of  National Sports Day celebration at Banquette Hall here on August 29, informed Department of Sports & Youth Affairs, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh.


Seppa still reeling under darkness

EKMZSU appeals DC, power dept. to restore power supply

ITANAGAR, Aug 27: East Kameng Middle Zone Students’ Union (EKMZSU), in a memorandum, has strongly urged the East Kameng Deputy Commissioner to take immediate appropriate measure to restore power supply in Seppa Township.

The entire township is reeling under darkness since last week due to total break down in power supply from Pacha hydel project due to mechanical failure, the memorandum said.

The students union also appealed to the authority concerned of the electrical department of to either solve the electricity crisis by repairing the damaged alternator of Pacha hydel project or make an alternative arrangement, like re-starting the DG set, which is lying idle, to supply electricity.

In another memorandum to the DC, the students union alleged selling of ration items above the prices fixed by the government in some fair price shops (FPS).

The union urged the authority to inspect FPSs of the concern areas and cancel the license of those FPSs found selling items illegally and above govt. prices.


DHTE issuing students' nomination letter

ITANAGAR, Aug 27: In pursuance of the diploma engineering seats allotted to Arunachal Pradesh by ministry of human resources and development, the Directorate of Higher and Technical Education, GoAP today started issuing nomination letters to the students except for the state of Maharashtra.

The DHTE has requested ministry of human resource, GoI, to make alternate arrangements for the students selected for Maharashtra.


Job mela and interview rally

NAHARLAGUN, Aug 27: Job Mela cum Interview Rally, - state govt.’s initiative for selection of candidates for skill development and placement of youth, will be held at Indira Gandhi Park here from August 30 to September 1 next.

Over 4000 youths have already registered for the mela.

Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma is expected to inaugurate the rally on August 30 at 10 am in presence of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki. DIPR


Octogenarian passes away

ITANAGAR, Aug 27: Topi Bori (Basar), wife of Late Jombeswar Bori, Oyan village in East Siang district died at the age of 80 years after prolonged illness at Down Town Hospital, Guwahati at around 4.20 am today. She is survived by three sons, daughters-in-law and 14 grand children.  

Late Topi was daughter of Late Mito Basar of Nyigan village in West Siang. Her last rites will be performed at the residence of youngest son Ponil Bori, BDO at Oyan on August 28.


AAPSU calls for rationalization of transfer-posting of teachers

ITANAGAR, Aug 27: A team of All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) led by general secretary Biru Nasi and Education Secretary Danghi Mangam submitted a memorandum to the Education Commissioner for immediate rationalization of transfer and posting of teachers.  Stating that the present scenario of teachers in all the districts are in worse condition as per its survey, the Union said transfer and posting of the teachers in all the schools needs to be rationalized as per the requirement of the schools.

The most of the schools in district are facing acute shortage of teachers, particularly shortage of Science teachers. “Some of the schools are running without regular Principal and Vice Principal like Govt. Hr. Sec. School Chayang Tajo, Anini etc. and  SSA teachers run most of interior schools without getting regular salaries and the schools do exist only because of SSA teachers despite the absence of basic facilities like quarters, water supply, electricity etc,” the Union said and urged the state Govt. to immediately rationalize  the process  of transfer-posting of teachers and urged the Govt. to create more and more subject teachers.

The union also urged the state Govt. to distribute NCERT text books and school uniforms properly in time.


AAPSU team visits Kibithu

itanagar, Aug 27: A day after holding protest rallies at Hawai and Tezu jointly with All Mishmi Students’ Union, a six-member team of All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) headed by its president Kamta Lapung today visited Kibithu, one of the easternmost towns of Anjaw district bordering China to study the ground realities there in the wake of recent Chinese incursion at Chaglagam area of Anjaw.

The AAPSU president and his team, who had separate meetings with the top brass of Army and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force stationed on the line of actual control (LAC), informed that the security agencies told them that the border at the Kibithu sector was “safe” and hence, there was no need of being panicked. Quoting ITBP’s Assistant Commandant Amit Kr Mishra, Lapung said: “There is no law and order problem at Kibithu and hence, people of Arunachal Pradesh need not be panicky as the LAC at Kibithu is well maintained by security forces.”

Besides Lapung, the AAPSU team had included assistant IPR secretary Chaling Yangfo and joint secretary of East Siang Jirbo Jamoh, among others.


Teacher’s Day inter-school football tournament enters super-six level

ITANAGAR, Aug 27: The first Teachers Day Inter-School Football Tournament organized by Socio-Economic Welfare Association (SEWA) entered the super-six league stage yesterday.

The first round league matches were played at Ningroo Secondary School ground, where teams from all the secondary schools of Namsai sub-division participated.

All the Super Six matches and final will be held at APIL General Ground, Namsai.

The tournament aims at raising mass awareness about drugs and substance abuse and channelizing the youth powers in right direction and engaging them in productive activity.


‘Continue head load carriage system at Taksing’

ITANAGAR, Aug 27: 1-Taksing-Limeking Anchal Samiti Chairperson Yabing Hafi has asked for continuing of head load carriage system with a PDS centre in Taksing circle.

In a memorandum submitted to the chief minister, she reasoned, as the area often experiences bad weather condition, communication and transportation of ration through air dropping has become one of the major hurdles in the area. And we often face acute ration crisis and starvation because of this.

It has also suffered great losses as sometime while dropping, the rations are dropped on rocks and damaged, it added.


Puyu Panchayat bans hunting

ITANAGAR, Aug 27: The Puyu Panchayat has banned fishing and hunting under its jurisdiction.

Also putting a stop to illegal timber cutting and selling of foreign liquor and domestic animals like pig and goat, The All Puyu Panchayat Youth Welfare Association in a release said the decision has been taken to protect flora and fauna of the area if anyone found violating the order will be penalized and also will be punished as per relevant forest law.

Meanwhile, the association, saying that various fire incidents has been reported from the forest area, has asked the forest department to do regular patrolling in the area to check forest fire.


Biometric device installed

YINGKIONG, Aug 27: A biometric attendance device has been installed in District Hospital Yingkiong Aug 22 last. The purpose of the installation of the device is to regulate timely attendance of the hospital staff.


Orientation prog for youths

ITANAGAR, Aug 27: Indo Global Social Service Society (IGSSS), a non-profit organization, organized an orientation programme under its youth development program (SMILE) at Itanagar Public School, Nyokum Lapang on August 25 supported by MISEREOR.

Champa Taring, Principal, Itanagar Public School advised the youths to develop their English language communication skills besides Hindi and their mother tongue. He also urged the youngsters to avoid bad company and refrain from using drugs and early marriage.

Kabak Yabi, Chairperson, Nyokum Lapang encouraged the youth to maintain unity and brotherhood among the people irrespective of their caste, tribe, language and religion. She also encouraged the youth to develop patience and leadership qualities and focus towards bringing social changes.

Dharani Payeng, Youth development officer, IGSSS highlighted on the aims and objective of the project.

A total of 62 youth from five villages, namely Nyokum Lapang, Chimpu, Ess Sector, Puroik, and Papu nallah, participated in the programme.



ITANAGAR, Aug 27: Responding to a news item under heading “Panchayat leader seeks justice” published on August 26 issue of this daily, All Arunachal Pradesh CDPOs’ Welfare Association (AAPCDPOWA) has clarified that fund for second and final installment for construction of Anganwadi Centres under the ICDS head is yet to be released by the government.

While urging the government to expedite the process for release of the said fund, AAPCDPOWA requested all contractors and public not to be confused with payments made for construction of Anganwadi (AW) centre buildings under MSDP Scheme.

The Association also appealed to the public and contractors to cooperate with all CDPOs for smooth functioning of all ICDS activities.

Gama Rigam, Gram Chairperson of 64-Hari Nablam GP, in a press statement, had alleged non-payment of remaining (second) installment of the completed AW building at Rigam Village, East Kameng.


News Impact

Unhappy Everesters ask for due recognition from the state Govt

ITANAGAR, Aug 27: The five Everesters of the state have expressed dismay over the state government’s failure to recognize them.

Lamenting on the government’s non empathy towards them, state’s first Everester Tapi Mra during a press conference at press club today, said, “In other states, the Everesters are seen as honourable person and are privileged with many things. But, it is unfortunate to say that Arunachal government is yet to recognize us and our achievement that has brought laurel for the state.”

Taking cue of the forgotten sporting icon, Late Makhan Singh whose widow was in the news recently for wanting to sell the Arjuna award and other medals won by her husband, in order to keep household running,  he said, “There is no help from the government side. We have to even think about what to eat next. If we suffer like this, what inspiration will the new generation get from this?”

Tine Mena, first women from North East to scale Mount Everest, said, “Jobs to us has already been approved yet no one has been appointed so far.”

“Even when we organize camp on our own which we have been doing so far, there is seldom any help from the government side. Not that we ask, but why can’t the government just help us voluntarily,” she said.

Two time Everester, Anshu Jamsenpa referring to mountaineering as a very helpful sport suggested that the state government should come up with a committee for mountaineering.

Everester Tame Bagang, who had scaled the Mount Everest with his SSB team on May 21 last said, “Like other states which gives due recognition to its Everesters, Arunachal government should also recognize us.”

Everester Nima Lama while sharing the journey of scaling the Mount Everest divulged that he had to face lots of problem to prepare his quest including the fund part.

While sharing the woes of the mountaineers, Arunachal Mountaineering & Adventure Sports Association (AMASA) president Tsering Wange, said, “It is a sad story that the Everesters of the state are yet to get recognition.”

He said, “Though it is a dangerous and a costly sports, there is seldom any help from the government side. Whenever we ask for funds, we are always told that there is no LOC or no fund. The government needs to put it as top priority.”

He proposed that the state government should introduce awards and incentives to the Everesters.

Talking of the unexplored Himalayan range of the state, he also called for opening up expedition for outsiders.

“Opening up expedition in the state would definitely boost up its revenue generation,” he said.

Also asking for formulating Arunachal mountaineering policy, he said that formulating mountaineering policy would help in generating revenue as it is in the case with Nepal government which earns huge amount as royalty fees from mountain expeditions every year.

“The government should also open international borders that we share with other countries for trading. Our land locked state would greatly benefit in terms of trade and tourism if these international border trade routes are opened,” he suggested.

Also asking for conducting awareness campaign for adventure tourism in the state, he further called for improving road and telecommunication in the state.



14 minor students molested, raped

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Aug 27: It seems the ghost of ugly rape incident  in  some  big cities has opened its gate of hell to Arunachal, as 14 minor students were raped and molested allegedly by hostel warden at Green Valley Residential School Likabali in West Siang district during last two-three years.

According to police sources, the fourteen minor students were at their age between  4 to 13 years. One person identified as Vipin Wisvan, a non Arunachali who was serving as school teacher and warden in the said school was arrested in this connection, police informed adding the school principal and other two staff were also detained by the police for interrogation. Police further added that a criminal case has been registered with case no. 19/13/376/354 IPC at Police Station Likabali and investigation is going on.

Sources at Likabali claimed that the trend of molestation and rape has been going on since last three years at the said school. It said that the accused first lure the victims, molested and raped them and later threatened with dire consequences if they would disclose to their parents. Sources also claimed that on Monday when the matter was reported to the school principal by the students, the principal allegedly tried to suppress the matter from being leaked by locking the gate. However some students vaulted over the wall and managed to report the incident at Likabali police station.

Stunned and shocked by the rarest of rare incident, the residents, students and members from the civil society hit the street and gheraoed the police station while demanding capital punishment to culprit.

Meanwhile, condemnations of the incident pour in from all quarters of the society. The Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU), Galo Students Union (GSU), All Galo Students Union (AGSU) condemned the incident with its strongest term and appealed to the authority not to grant bail to culprits. Condemning the shameful incident, Likabali Nyilok Elite Society, Likabali Students Union, Likabali Youth Volunteer Association and Mahila Sangatan appealed to the state government to ban the school for running. It also appealed to the authority that stringent punishment should be given to culprits.



Governor felicitates UPSC achievers

ITANAGAR, Aug 27: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma felicitated the UPSC achievers of the year (Civil Service Examination 2012) at Raj Bhawan, here on August 27. Five candidates from Arunachal Pradesh have cleared UPSC examination this year.

Congratulating the candidates and their parents, the Governor expressed his hope that younger generations will maintain the spirit and continue the tempo. The State is proud of them.

Governor called upon the successful candidates to take a vow that each successful invitee will motivate at least five other Civil Service aspirants. He advised them to be force multipliers.

Former member of the Union Public Service Commission, Lt. Gen. Sharma, who presided over many interview boards and Departmental Promotion Committees pointed out that a candidate needs to be focused on success. He added that along with it, hard work and motivation can ensure success. The Governor said that parents and other family members have big roles to play.

While suggesting for State run coaching centres for the Civil Service aspirants, Governor emphasized on adequate incentive for the civil service aspirants.

Guardians of the successful candidates, who were present on the occasion, expressed their gratitude to the Governor for facilitating the candidates. They said that such an initiative by the Raj Bhawan will definitely inspire many others in the State.

First Lady of the State Jyotsna Sharma, Dr. Radhe Tallo, (IRS - C&CE), C.E. Gohain, father of Ngikya Gohain (IAS), Marpak Chiram and his wife, parents of Jimmy Chiram (IPS), J Kamgo, sister of Jumin Kamki, (IRS-C&CE) and Tato Gongo, father of Dr. Tojum Gongo, (IDES) were present in the function along with other guardians and officials. PRO to Governor



Workshop on pension settlement held

ZIRO, Aug 27: A workshop on speedy settlement of Pension was organized by the Directorate of Audit and Pension at DC conference hall at Hapoli on August 26 last.

Inaugurating the workshop Deputy Commissioner, Lower Subansiri District Marnya Ete appreciated the department for conducting the first of its kind of training and expressed gratitude for selecting Lower Subansiri to be the first venue. He urged all the HoDs and officials to utilize the opportunity to learn and disseminate the message to public. He advised the head assistants present on the meeting to maintain and update the service book entries accurately. Efficient data entry at the district level will assist in speedy disposal of pensions at the directorate, he emphasized.

Director, Audit and Pension Md. A Basit dealt in detail regarding preparation and submission of pension papers. Jt. Director M Chiram covered preparation and submissions of papers relating to Group Insurance. FAO and Section Officer from the directorate were also the resource persons. GPF and importance of Audit were also discussed.

The technical session was followed by group discussion and interaction session. HODS , representative from local pensioner’s association, representatives from local unit of CoSAAP and ATA and assistant from each office dealing with establishment matter participated in the workshop. DIPRO



Pre-Solung celebrated at RGU and  Shillong

ITANAGAR, Aug 27: The Adi community of the Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) comprising hundreds of faculty members, officers and their families, post graduate students and research scholars, have come together in a joyous mood and celebrated pre-Solung festival in a befitting and impressive manner at the picturesque Rono Hills campus today.

Prof. KC Kapoor, the Vice Chancellor in-charge of the University while attending the programme as Chief Guest wished the gathering all the peace, prosperity and progress. He opined that Solung being an agricultural based festival is very relevant for the people of the state and such festivals connect and bring the state and its people closer to the mainland India. RGU Registrar Dr. Rachob Taba, the Guest of Honour in his brief speech endorsed the importance of celebrating one’s festival and observed that such celebrations bring all the tribes under one banner and add colour to the beauty of the university. Earlier, Ani Taggu, Associate Professor in CSE delivered the welcome address and also briefed about the relevance and importance of the festival.

Among others, Finance Officer (FO) Prof. A Mitra, Controller of Examinations (CoE) Prof. R. Tamuli, HoDs, officers, faculty members, research scholars, B.Ed. trainees, and PG students of the University participated in the  day long celebrations which included songs and dance performances by the university students and community feasting.

Adi Students’ Union (AdiSU), Shillong unit celebrated pre Solung and organized Fresher’s day with great enthusiasm in Shillong yesterday.

Dinesh Kaman, president All Mishing Students’ Union, Shillong unit attended the programme as chief guest and spoke about communal harmony and appealed to all to maintaining unity and brotherhood.

Meanwhile, Kaling Mitkong, General Secretary, AdiSU Shillong unit welcomed all the new students and advised them to give top priority to study since main purpose of coming here is to study and build career.



ATSU asks for extending tourist circuit  

ITANAGAR, Aug 27: The All Tagin Students; Union (ATSU) has requested for extending the Daporijo -Taliha - Siyum - Nacho Tourist Circuit to Limeking circle in Upper Subansiri district.

In a memorandum submitted to the Director Tourism, it said Limeking circle is a complete package for tourism which is situated at 164 km approx from the district HQs, Daporijo. Filled with drizzling waterfalls and clouded with greenery, it is the best point for expedition; tracking and photography. Numerous waterfalls and Bate lake and Gegu lake at Nilo villages are still unexplored. Not only that, there are abundant of medicinal plants, orchids and different species of butterflies.

The first Mount Everest from the state Tapi Mra also belongs to Limeking circle, it said adding that Limeking is a border area which needs special attention on road communication.

Meanwhile, the union in a separate memorandum submitted to the director of School education has demanded for setting up of one more Higher Secondary School in Daporijo township.

It said, with tremendous growth of population as well as the literacy rate, many students from interior areas are coming to the district headquarter to further education but the district educational authority are unable to encourage them as there is only one Higher Secondary School to cater to the +2 education.

The union also demanded for posting of Junior teacher and senior teachers in Govt. Higher Secondary School, Daporijo and immediate establishment of Hindi, Geography and education department at Govt. Degree College, Daporijo.



Meetings on implementation of National Food Security Ordinance

AALO, Aug 27: District level National Food Security Ordinance meeting was held under the West Siang Deputy Commissioner M K Sahoo at Aalo yesterday.

Chairing the meeting, Sahoo disclosed that the Ordinance envisages providing of food and security to all needy people at affordable prices. He advised all administrative officers and supply department to finalize priority households and issue fresh ration cards as per the guidelines as enshrined in the Ordinance. He also them to engage all staffs posted in the circle and sub-division to carry out the task.

Meanwhile, outlying the aims and objective of the meet the district food and civil supply officer T Ketan said that the food security ordinance and encompasses entire consumers of the district and such herculean task cannot be completed without much needed sensitization and help of the administrators in the outpost.

In a separate meeting held with administrate officers of the district, the DC expressed his dissatisfaction over government officials posted in the outpost, He said that numbers of complaints are being received from public of various outpost regarding non presence of officials in outpost.

He directed the administrative officers to check such bad practices in their respective places. Since state govt. is bifurcating judiciary from executive, he asked all admin officers to dispose off cases lying with them by October 31.

SEPPA: The meeting for implementation of National Food Security Ordinance (NESO) was held at Seppa yesterday.

The East Kameng Deputy Commissioner Tarin Dakpe presided over the meeting to intensify implementation of National Food Security Ordinance (NESO) held in DCs Chamber Yesterday. All outpost Administrative officers and PRI members headed by Chairperson Zilla Parishad attended the meeting.

Addressing the meeting, Deputy Commissioner Tarin Dakpe highlighted the important feature of NFSO-2013. He informed that 49,308 rural and urban populations shall be covered out of total population of 78,413 in the East Kameng district as per 2011 census. He directed the administrative officers and PRI members to make the people aware of the scheme enabling them to filling up the forms with required documents in time and also to ensure the genuine persons to get the benefits. He also directed all the administrative officers to submit the data within time frame for uploaded in e-PDs.

DFC&SO Taku Bagang urged the concern administrative officers to verify the eligibility and genuineness of before selection of beneficiaries.  He sought cooperation from the administrative officers and PRI members for successful implementation of the scheme. DIPRO

YINGKIONG: The Deputy Commissioner, Upper Siang District, Liyon Borang called a meeting of all the PR members, outpost administrative officers of Upper Siang District which was held in the conference hall of the office of the Deputy Commissioner office on 27 August last.

As chairman of the meeting Borang asked all the members present in the meeting and Food & Civil supply department officials to complete the process of selection of beneficiaries, ration card holders, issue of ration card immediately.

He briefed about the objective of Food Security Mission and detail guidelines. As per guidelines a ration card holder under NFCM said that the household covered under AAY and BPL schemes will be covered, all MNR EGA job card holder, all labourers registered under APB&OCWWB, contingency employees, all labourers working in Public or private sector having income less than one lakh a year, widows of defence/paramilitary forces died in operations, Registered Hawkers/ Vendors etc.

Earlier, B Laling, DF&CSO while explaining the process of selection appealed PR members and outpost administrative officers to select the beneficiaries strictly according to guidelines.

Nobeng Burang and Nyokgon Nitik, both ZPM also participated the discussion.



Solung festival reverberates at Lokpeng villages

AALO, Aug 27: The Lokpeng-Lokpeng village celebrates Solung Festival jointly after long years of nostalgic celebration today.

On the occasion, Tapun Taki DACO West Siang said Culture and religion are two different identities and our people should not mix it. Our people should not forget our own culture that traversed a long journey to give us a distinct identity. Change is inevitable but we should not forget the root that holds us firmly through the ages.

Gijum Tali DIPRO Aalo exhorted the villagers to continue the annual celebration with same spirit as festival always provides values and knit together various strata of people.

President LSFC Tanning Mibang , Tadorong Saroh General secretary and others also spoke on the importance and mythological aspects of Solung Festival.

The traditional rhythmical Solung Ponung, dances and Takut Taba was the main highlight of the day long programme. DIPRO



EKSWCO concerns over rise of clanism

ITANAGAR, Aug 27: The East Kameng Social Welfare Cultural Organization (EKSWCO) today expressed serious concern over the rise of “clanism” in the district, which it claimed lead a mere individual dispute into full scale clan clash thereby creating serious law and order problem and making the district administration  even difficult to administered properly. In its representation submitted to the deputy commissioner, EKSWCO drew district administration’s attention towards the unabated rise of formation of clan based organizations and inter-clan group clashes over the last couple of month in the district. The district parental organization claimed that in the name of clan’s dignity a mere argument could turn full scale clash which is serious threat to the peaceful atmosphere.  EKSWCO appealed to law enforcing agency not to bow down and compromise with clan related dispute. It stated that serious action should be taken against them in order to prevent the district from turning into lawlessness district.

On being reported that all government quarters are being illegally demolished by miscreant in order to occupy at Chayang Tajo ADC HQ, the organization condemned the act in its strongest term by terming it as highly condemnable and unwelcomed against the public interest.  It urged the district administration to take appropriate action against the wrong doers in damaging public properties.  Later EKSWCO also appealed to authority to pay attention towards pathetic Nechipu to Seppa road, saying that boulders carrier truckers plying from Kupi are causing more damage on already poor road.

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Sea flooding threatens coastal cities

Mumbai and Kolkata are at risk of suffering several billions of dollars of damages by 2050 due to flooding a study published in Nature Climate Change has warned. The loss could be as much as $6.4 billion for Mumbai and $3.4 billion Kolkata annually.

In the worst case scenario, the world's 136 largest coastal cities risk losing $1 trillion annually from floods by 2050 unless they raised their defenses drastically, the study said.

Even if these cities manage to hold the risk of floods to the current levels by improving their protective infrastructure, they would suffer a nine-fold increase in losses to $52 billion per year by 2050 because of the expected the growth in their populations and assets. If subsidence is factored in this figure could reach $60 and $63 billion per year.

"With no adaptation (of enhanced flood protection measures), the projected increase in average losses by 2050 is huge, with aggregate losses increasing to more than $1 trillion per year," said the study.


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What 3 MPs of state are doing at Delhi?

Dear Editor,

This article may hurt some politician but as conscious citizen of state I will not feel hesitate to write the truth.  No doubt issue like Education, Health, Road and Bridges, Telecommunication and Economic position of state is not fit for debate in both house of Parliament. We never expect our MPs from state to raise these issues as they are in the ruling party and they have no courage to revolt against their own party for betterment of the people whom they represent.

But recent incident of Chinese forces entering into the territorial parts of Arunachal Pradesh and their claim over Arunachal Pradesh has hurt the people. But our three MP’s are remaining silent spectators over the incident. The complete silence by 3(three) MPs namely Mr. Takam Sanjoy MP west, Mr. Ninong Ering MP east (who is also MoS of Minority affairs )and Mr. Mukut Mithi Rajaya Sabha reflects that they are sitting in the chair not for the interest of people of Arunachal Pradesh. By taking this opportunity our MPs should raise issue of Chinese forces activities in territorial parts of Arunachal Pradesh. This is fact that we have 3(three) MP seats only, which is not very much important during formation of govt. at Delhi. National party gives importance to those state which sends large number of Lokh Sabha members. The Chinese forces entering into Arunachal Pradesh is international issue but the mean nature of political parties is reflected here as central seems least worried as Arunchal Pradesh has only 3(three) MPs. A BJP MP from Assam raised the issue after all she is from our own family of north-east India and she has some feeling for Arunachal Pradesh.

I have seen during debate in parliament that many MPs from Congress party highlights about the problem of their particular constituency like connectivity of railway, highway and social issues and even they question their concerned minister though they are from same party. It reflects that they really care for their public. However our MPs are sitting idle in parliament and I also doubt whether they are attending parliament or not. We citizen of state expect our represented at national level to raise issue and sometime stand against their own national leaders for the interest of people of Arunachal Pradesh. They should remember after all they have to live in our own society and not at Delhi forever.


Nabam Akin Hina

Chairman, ECDS




Important discovery

Dear Editor,

This is in response to the news item published in your esteemed daily under the heading “New fish species discovered in Arunachal”, dated 22nd August, 2013. Arunachal is well known to the scientific world for continuous discoveries of many new species of Orchids, Fishes, Macaque, Birds, and Snakes etc. And now this news of species is big news for us. It is a living testimony of rich bio-diversity of our beloved state, and that how unexplored it still is. It is evident that even today there might still be many new species of flora and fauna eagerly waiting to be discovered from this mostly unexplored and pristine forests and rivers of Arunachal Pradesh. Who knows, many such new fish species might have already been wiped off even before they were discovered from many streams and rivers, thanks to the practice of using destructive means of fishing by dynamites, bleaching powder, pesticides etc. Proper preservation of this rich bio-diversity is a collective responsibility of the entire society. Instead of being dependent of authorities, local people must play a vital role in this regard, like societies banning destructive way of fishing and hunting in their respective locality.

Lastly I would like to congratulate Mr. Lakpa Tamang for his great discovery. For many Arunachalees it might be just a news item, but academicians and nature lovers knows the true value of your contribution towards the scientific world and conservation. May your good work continues and inspire many young minds to take up the responsibility of protecting nature.


Tai Dora





Problems be addressed

Dear Editor,

Apropos to your article “Students take out peace rallies to demand teacher’ published in your daily on 25th August, 2013 I applaud PG students who took pain for the welfare of our district. We should raise our voice more loudly than ever for our rights. It is a serious concerned as this is the lone college in our district and that too is running without proper lecturer. Rang Frah Government College Changlang is facing multiple problems.

I pray to the concerned authority that they should look into the matter seriously so that our students do not get deprived. Teachers should be provided to the students as soon as possible.


S. Tangkhu,