August 05

Yellow colour mandatory for school vehicles

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: The Director of Elementary Education has directed all the schools and vehicle owners to comply with the Supreme Court order to use yellow color in vehicles transporting school children and display the phone number of Principal of the School and requested them to implement the order in toto.

The directive stated that despite issue of the order, it is observed that many of the schools and vehicle owners are not complying with the order thus inviting contempt of court.

The department of elementary education in compliance with the Supreme Court order had notified to use vehicles painted in yellow color in transporting school children and display  phone number of the Principal of School. DIPR


Two die in Sumo accident

YINGKIONG, Aug 4: Two persons died in a tragic road accident at Lakru between Yingkiong and Mariyang, Upper Siang District yesterday.

While two others seriously injured, other three received minor injury.

The incident happened when the Sumo they were travelling plunged into a gorge. DIPRO


AAPBSU seeks doctors for JE affected border areas

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: All Arunachal Pradesh Border Students’ Union (AAPBSU) strongly urged the State Government to deploy sufficient doctors with medicines at all sensitive and interior boundary areas of Arunachal Pradesh for timely and proper treatment of patients suffering from Japanese Encephalitis (JE).

Japanese Encephalitis is spreading at an alarming rate in entire Arunachal Pradesh, especially interior villages bordering Assam thereby posing a serious threat to public health, AAPBSU said in a release. The students’ union further appealed to the government to distribute JE medicine or medicines required for treatment of the disease free of cost.


Police hopeful of breakthrough in Vijaya Bank robbery case

ITANAGAR, Aug 4:  No arrest has been made as yet in connection with recent Vijaya Bank robbery case inside the Rajiv Gandhi University campus, Rono Hills, informed Doimukh Police source today.

A group of three to four masked men had looted an amount of Rs 42,15,980 at gun point from Vijaya Bank inside the Rajiv Gandhi University campus, Rono Hills on August 2. The looters also shot cashier Joydeep Chatterjee.

Police source, however, today claimed that some clues were found  and  it could not take much time to achieve a breakthrough and  arrest the  robbers.  The police enforced nakabandi in all important points and extensive search operation is still on to nab the robbers, source said. A case No 33/14 U/S 448/307/326/394/34 IPC r/w  section 25 B/27 Arms Act has been registered with Doimukh police station in this connection.

Police had earlier recovered two motorcycle used by robbers from RGU premise.


NSS training begins

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: The State Level Training on 72nd Round National Sample Survey (NSS) organized by the Department of Economics & Statistics to collect data on domestic tourism expenditure, expenditure on services and durable goods and household consumer expenditure commenced in the Conference Hall of the Directorate here today.

While inaugurating the training, Secretary, Economics and Statistics Sonam Chombay urged the participants to take utmost care in clarifying and understanding the basic concepts and procedures as they are expected to collect the data from the field through house to house visit. He urged the department to produce correct and reliable data to maintain the pride of the department as it is the core department which provides data to the state for planning and decision making. The Secretary also emphasized the importance of tourism sector in the state as a part of the survey.

Director, Economic and Statistics Koj Tajang asked all officers and field officials, especially from districts to take full advantage of the training so as to complete the 72nd round within the stipulated time.

All together 65 officers and officials from the districts and NSS staff of the directorate are attending the three days workshop, according to an official release.


Jadi Boti Diwas celebrated

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: The Patanjali Yog Samiti, Arunachal Pradesh today organized a state-wide plantation programme along with distribution of medicinal plants throughout the state to mark the birthday celebration of Acharya Shree Balkrishnaji as Jadi Boti Diwas.

At Itanagar, Sr. NCC cadets (both boys and girls) and the NSS unit of D N Govt College, the volunteers of Vivekananda Yuva Shakti and Arunachal Vikash Parishad organized tree plantation under the aegis of Patanjali Yog Samiti and planted hundreds of trees and medical plants like Arjun, Bahera & Giloyi  in the college campus. Some of the valuable saplings were made available by the forest department.

At Pasighat, the plantation programme was organized at Govt. Middle School Runne with the logistic support of forest officials and medicinal plants like Giloyi, Tulsi and Aloe Vera  were distributed.

The  Jadi Boti day was also celebrated at Tezu, Namsai and Hayuliang in a befitting manner.

The main aim of this celebration is to bring awareness among the common people about the importance of medicinal plants.


APHPMPB constituted

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: With phenomenal growth in agriculture and horticulture cultivation, the state government has constituted the Arunachal Pradesh Horticultural Produce Marketing & Processing Board (APHPMPB) with the objective of providing remunerative prices to the farmers.

Highlighting the issue, Agri-Horticulture Minister Chowna Mein had told the just concluded Budget session of the Assembly that the vision of the GoAP to expand the sector to spruce up rural economy while PWD Minister Gojen Gadi had recommended allocation of Rs 2 to 3 crore  for strengthening the APHPMPB to meet the pressing need of the hour.

Meanwhile, Arunachal Chamber of Commerce & Industry president Techi Lala having vast knowledge in trade and commerce and progressive farmer of Papu village Tarh Loram have been appointed members of APHPMPB for its effective functioning.


AAPSREMEWA reiterates demand

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: The All Arunachal Pradesh Seba Real Estate Marketing Executive Welfare Association (AAPSREMEWA) has expressed disappointment over the state government alleging that it is showing no response to the 17 crore Seba scam.

The Association had appealed to the state government to intervene into the matter and sought arrest of SEBA Real Estate Ltd Managing Director Siddhartha Nag, Regional Marketing Manager of SEBA Management Board and Executive Officer of SEBA Real Estate.

In the letter addressed to the home minister, it sought that the case be handed over to SIT or CBI for thorough and detailed enquiry, cancellation of all ongoing projects by the company in the stat and seizure of all movable and immovable properties of the accused and selling it off for the benefit of the investors.

The association further decided to launch democratic movement if the state govt fails to fulfill the demands.


Legal awareness camp organized at Yingkiong

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: A legal awareness camp for Women Welfare Society, Upper Siang district was held at DC’s conference hall, Yingkiong on August 2 last.

Giving his keynote address, JFMC Habung Tangu talked of the importance of knowledge of legal proceedings.

Topics covered during the programme were: Arunachal Pradesh Victim compensation schemes 2011, Rights of arrested persons, protection of women from domestic violence Act 2005, Juvenile Justice Act (care and protection of child Act 2000), proceedings under CPC and CrPC, offence against women under Indian Penal Code and Right to information Act 2005.

Advocate Akoying Tekseng, Apang Jongkey, Dubom Tekseng and the JFMC were the resource persons on the occasion. (DIPRO)


Dreamer FC, Leporiang Panchayat register wins

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: Dreamer FC and Leporiang Panchayat FC won their respective matches 1-0 in the Tiger 7 Football Tournament at Sagalee today.

Dreamer FC beat Ajing Arum FC while Leporiang Panchayat FC beat Late Tana Hari FC B Team. Techi Tazap scored the goal for Dreamer FC while Nabam Saju scored for Lepoirang Panchayat FC.

Shir Chera Tama (Jersey No.10) of Leporiang Panchayat FC was red carded and he will not be able to play one match in the tournament. Bhuken Murtem of Late Tana Hari FC 'B Team' was shown yellow card by referee, according to organizing committee.


VVFC and AGYAW-2 win

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: VVFC and AGYAW-2 won their respective matches against Sange Lhaden School and Tarh Lugu FC by same 2-0 margin in the 9 Warriors 10th Independence running football trophy tournament at KV No 2 playground here today.

Rigia Tapu scored both the goals for VVFC in 50th and 75th minutes while David Mara (45th min) and Taksing Mangsa (68th min) scored one goal each for AGYAW-2, according to organizing committee.

Today’s match: 1st Match: AARA FC vs Youngstar FC at 2:45 pm

2nd match: Zoo FC vs Rising Boys FC at 4:15 pm.


BJP Capital writes to DHS

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: Viewing seriously the problem of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in the Capital Complex, the BJP Capital district unit has appealed to the Director of Health Services to provide JE vaccines free of cost.

Saying that the Capital dwellers are living with constant fear because of the dreaded disease, the unit also called for making available the vaccines for JE in all the pharmacies.


SMC members’ sensitization training held

DAPORIJO, Aug 4: A three days sensitization training programme for School Management Committee (SMC) members of the schools of Upper Subansiri district was held at DIET, Daporijo recently.  Around 40 SMC members from the various schools participated in the training programme which concluded on August 1.

Earlier, inaugurating the  training, Tapip Ramsing (Principal, Govt. Higher Secondary School, Daporijo) appealed to the participants to take the training seriously and try to gain maximum knowledge from the programme.

Biren Dutta (Principal, DIET, Daporijo) called upon the trainee SMC members to extract maximum benefit from the training and implement them in their respective school for the overall improvement of school environment and teaching learning process.

On this occasion, T V Srinivasan (Sr. Lecturer), Dr. UC Ishwar and SB Singh imparted training on various topics. DIPRO


AKKDSU holds coordination meeting with district education department

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: The All Kurung Kumey District Students’ Union (AKKDSU) along with the four branch students unions held a coordination meeting with Kurung Kumey district education department on July 26 at DC’s conference hall, Koloriang.

The meeting was attended by good numbers of officials from education department.

DDSE Tai Tach highlighted the various problems faced by the department, in implementing programmes and policies of the department.

Talking of various lacunas in education sector of the district, AKKDSU appealed DDSE to immediately deal with all the requirements.

AKKDSU President Techi Atunia requested all the education officials, staffs and also to DPC and Kurung Kumey DC to cooperate with the union for all round development of the education sector in the district. He also urged for providing any guidelines, policy and programme issued by the department to the student leaders for effective functioning and responsible discharge of the duties.

He further called on the officials not to mix politics with their work and to discharge their duties sincerely.


News Impact

Ziro District Hospital facing myriads of problem

Yachang Tacho

ZIRO, Aug 4: The District Hospital Ziro -- one of the oldest hospitals of the state -- is facing acute shortage of infrastructure and medical equipments as evidenced by the fact that a group of few enthusiastic persons recently collected donations from well-wishers and like-minded people in aid of the Hospital and procured some important medical equipments and handed them over to hospital authority.

The blood bank of the district hospital is also not functioning properly since its inception due to irregular power supply. Blood bank needs continuous and uninterrupted power supply to store blood and certain blood components at required temperature.

Dr. Joram Khopey, Pathologist, blood bank officer, told this reporter that the hospital is facing serious problem to run the blood bank due to shortage of blood bank equipments like blood storage, donors’ couch and blood donation room. People come out to donate blood voluntarily but we can not avail it due to storage problem and irregular power supply, he lamented.

He said, the Chief Secretary of the state during his recent visit to Ziro has assured the hospital authority to provide a solar based inverter. We can revive this blood bank if it is provided.  Since there is no dearth of voluntary blood donors we can make blood available for emergency cases like delivery, he said.

On being asked whether the people know about the existence of blood bank in the hospital, Dr. Khopey said that majority of the people do not know about it since it is a new one. He maintained that a hospital is incomplete without a blood bank.

He further informed that he had taken up some initiative to make some changes in the status of the blood bank after he took over the charge as blood bank officer in November 2013. We conducted awareness campaign highlighting the importance blood donation among college students, officers and general public. We have received overwhelming response from them. But we could not collect blood from all of them mainly due to storage problem. We, however, collected their contact numbers to call them for donating blood when there will be requirement. If this blood bank is made fully functional with uninterrupted power supply, it will cater to the need of patients from Lower Subansiri, Upper Subansiri and Kurung Kumey districts, he said.



ANSU gives PWD minister 10 days to take action

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) has served ten days ultimatum to Public Work Department (PWD) Minister to take appropriate action against those officials allegedly involved in misappropriation of fund meant for construction of ST Girls’ hostel under Palin circle of Kurung Kumey district.

Expressing disappointment over the PWD department and the Chief Secretary’s inaction against the corrupt officers and officials despite repeated pleas and submission of memorandum, representation etc. to them by the union, ANSU in a release threatened to launch second phase of democratic movement in form 24-hr Capital Complex bandh if the demand was not met within the given time period.

“We are left with no other options but to serve this ultimatum for the government has not initiated any action against the corrupt officers and officials as demanded by us,” ANSU said in the release.

“We have already submitted memorandum and representation to Chief Secretary and Public Work Department to take against officers involved in the misappropriation of fund but still no action has been initiated by both the Chief Secretary and PWD minister,” the release said.

While giving the union’s movement against the alleged corruption since April 25, 2014 till June 30 in a chronological manner, ANSU exclaimed: “We failed to understand that as to why the state government is shielding the corrupt officers, who misused the central fund meant for welfare of ST students of Arunachal Pradesh.”



Mass awareness meeting  on sanitation, law and order

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: A mass awareness meeting on sanitation, law and order system and other developments under the Ward no. 9 of Itanagar Municipal Council was held at Govt. Middle School, Mowb-II here on August 2 last. More than 500 people participated in the programme.

Speaking on the occasion, Pakyum Tagung, Councilor of the ward, highlighting about his work assured of more development activities.

He further sought cooperation from the public for overall development of the ward. ADM, Talo Potom speaking as resource person called on the ward members present to make proper correspondence on any information related to crime to minimize criminal activities and also appealed to stop those involved in construction activities over the drain on road.

He further urged people to cooperate with the administration to maintain peace and tranquility in the ward.



They celebrate Friendship day in unique way; restore water supply

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: A group of around 15 students of the ITI Roing particularly from Nyishi community along with the staff of the Heritage Academy, Meka (Roing) had restored the water supply to Gamgu, Rayang, Meka & Pilek villages of Lower Dibang Valley district yesterday.

The team was led by Adi Culture & Literary Society, Lower Dibang Valley District Chairman Kirpa Pertin.

These water supply systems have been disrupted due to torrential rain since three days affecting around 2800 citizens.  

The volunteers repaired the pipeline and cleared the sedimentation tanks which were choked and filled with soil upto 25 feet.

Meanwhile, one of the volunteers said that, water is life and also it is an important commodity. There is scarcity of water everywhere in the nearby villages and had almost doomed the life of the people here. So we have decided to organize this social service to mark the Friendship day. Such social activities show-causes our goodwill and friendship towards the people of this area, he added.



Worn-out MMJ road causes problem to commuters


RUKSIN, Aug 4: The deplorable condition of historical Mirem-Mikong-Jonai (MMJ) PWD road which has gone from bad to worse due to lack of maintenance is causing great inconvenience to the commuters, especially the office goers and businessmen.

The worn-out PWD road with numerous man-size potholes along the road put the motorists in difficulty as they have to endure slush when it rains and the road filled with muddy water. Presently, half a dozen of small passenger vehicles besides few auto rickshaws and commercial pick-up vans are plying on the road on regular basis.

The road which connects greater Mirem-Bilat area with Ruksin headquarters in East Siang district remained in deplorable condition due to lack of fund for maintenance. People from different sections of the society have submitted numerous representations demanding early renovation of the most important road, but no serious step for renovation of the 14-km MMJ road so far has been initiated by the state government.

Greater Ruksin area falling under Pasighat-West constituency has strategic importance as there is an interstate entry point situated on NH-52 passing along the Assam-Arunachal border here. Further, Ruksin gate is accounted as second gateway of East –Arunachal districts. Major portion of the constituency falls under Ruskin circle bordering Assam, while its lower portion is closed to Nari-Koyu constituency.

The local villagers alleged that the law makers every time gave false assurances to the people. Some local PRI leaders accused the former MLAs for the present condition of the road. According to them, the former MLA has miserably failed to address the burning problems of the area.

It may be recalled that former minister for Finance, Planning & PWD Chowna Mein along with then Pasighat-West MLA Tangor Tapak and PWD officials had inspected the MMJ road in November, 2012 and assured to repair the road. But, their assurance remained unfulfilled.

The ministerial team, during the visit, also assured to improve the condition of the worn-out Pasighat-Ledum-Koyu PWD road linking major portions of Pasighat-West, Nari-Koyu and Pasighat East constituencies, but the people are yet to see any development.

Sources in Pasighat Pubic Work Division last year informed that it had submitted a project proposal amounting to Rs 2.70 crore which is yet to be sanctioned. It was further informed that that no fund has been granted for repairing of the decade-old Bailey bridges along MMJ and Pasighat-Ledum-Koyu road even after submission of project cost estimates to the concerning authorities.

The people of the constituency are looking forward to their MLA Tatung Jamoh, who made promise during the election to initiate reconstruction of MMJ road. They urged the MLA to accord top priority to the road issue in the current financial year.



Training on CAS for Govt staff begins

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: The two weeks training programme on “Computerized Accounting System (CAS)” started at Administrative Training Institute (ATI) Naharlagun today. Altogether 25 Ministerial Staffs from A.P Civil Secretariat, various directorates and D C Yupia staff are attending the programme.

Attending the programme, Opung Ering Sceintist ‘D’ cum Principal System Analyst, National Informatics Centre (NIC), Itanagar has informed that NIC although central Govt. organization is closely associated with state Govt. for a balanced growth in information technology (Computerization) in every part of the state.

Computer Accounting System in Govt. department is very important for easy and accurate accountings and is equally important even in private establishment and at home too. She also advised that downloading of inputs should not be done beyond permissible system of networking.

The Director Training Pate Marik has briefly informed the participants of the basic importance of the ongoing Training Programme. He said, computerized accounting system has the advantages of speed, accuracy, lower cost of handling, transactions and quick and quality reporting. It reduces physical & manual stress and so many paper works. It offers online facility to store & process transaction data so as to retrieve information to generate and view financial reports.

He informed the participants that rampant absenteeism and indiscipline amongst govt. servants are seriously viewed by the govt. authorities and are frequently criticized by the general public. As such, it is the need of the hour that govt. employees should take pledge to revamp the work culture and improve their discipline and devotion to duties for the betterment of the state.

“The working situation and attitudes of public towards govt. servants have changed a lot and we being public servants are answerable to our authorities and public for any dereliction of duties.”

The development of Japan and China are because of hardworking people of those countries and our society can also prosper if we do hardwork as govt. servants, the director ATI  said.

Further, the Assistant Directors Priscilla Tayeng & Nani Khambo also advised the participants to take full advantage of the DoPT sponsored programme for their benefits.

The Course Director -cum- Main Faculty of the programme, Palvinder Singh who is also Director (ITI Computer Education) Naharlagun has highlighted the course contents and advised the participants to cooperate the faculty members for successful completion of the course.



Capacity building training on computer applications to IPR staffs

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: The Department of Information & Public Relations is making constant effort to enhance the capacity building of its officers and officials at various levels through skill development trainings especially in the field of information technology. IT based skill development trainings have been imparted to various categories of officers & officials from time to time at office and outside as well.

It is worth mentioning here that the department of IPR was one of the first departments in organizing training on ‘e-tendering’, a vital part of state’s government’s initiative of e-governance and the process is on for implementing the e-tendering process in the department.

Taking this endeavor forward, an one-month training on typing and basic computer application was organized in the department from June 9 to July 9 last in which newly recruited Lower Division Clerks (LDCs) were imparted training to acquaint them with computer tools and applications for skill up gradation and enhancement of their service efficiency.

While handing over the certificates to the trainees after successful completion of the training at a brief function organized at the Director’s chamber here today, IPR Director C M Longphong emphasized on the need to upgrade oneself especially in the field of Information Technology.

Underscoring the necessity of computers in offices and other fields as indispensable, he exhorted the trainees to utilize their knowledge and skill imparted in the training to enhance their efficiency in works. He said that government is focusing on skill up- gradation of employees for improving delivery of government services for which knowledge in computer is must, adding that an IT savy man is well equipped to venture out in any field. The DIPR further sought dedicated services from them at office to facilitate smooth functioning of the department.

As a part of capacity building of its officials, the department is sending another batch of 12  technicians to attend a one-month skill up-gradation training on projection and PA system at Guwahati shortly.

Besides Deputy Directors Obang Tayeng and Michi Kani, the function was attended by other officers and office staffs. DIPR



TLFC and Nuyi Yameng FC win

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: Tumi Lotmo Football Club Naharlagun-A beat Rumkíng Péri Soman Yameng FC by 2-1 in first match of today’s Itanagar Solung Festival Tournament being played at RGGP College ground, Itanagar.

Orin Lego and Okit Paling scored one each for TLFC while Tobang Lego scored the single goal of RPSY FC.

In the second match,  Nuyi Yameng FC crushed Junior Boys by 3-0. Megu Jongkey scored two goals and Bharat Gammi scored one goal in favour of NYFC.

Yesterday, Nulu Nubu Yameng FC defeated Kiyi Bogyi FC by 2-1 in the first match and in the second match Ramgeng FC beat Mébobian FC by-1-0.

The lone goal of ABKFC on the 2nd match of Second Day ISFT was netted by Taken Gammeng which was inadvertently given as Raja Gammeng.

August 5 match schedule: Ramgeng Football Club vrs Tumi Lotmo Naharlagun-B (2.30 PM), Dadi Boté vrs Nulu Nubu Yameng FC (4 PM) informed Itanagar Solung Festival Celebration Committee, Sports Secretary Tarok Lomtung.


Eagle Trophy Football Tournament

Capital Complex SC, Gora Makik SC share points; FC Domukh win

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: Capital Complex SC played out a 1-1 draw with Gora Makik SC in a group level match in the fifth Eagle Trophy Football Tournament today.

Both the teams started strongly but it was striker Mihin Pullo who put GMSC ahead in the 34th minute.

Capital Complex team had a golden opportunity to equalize, when the team was awarded a penalty kick. But, Gakir Dulom missed the spot kick as his shot went wide.

As play progressed, CCSC was given another lifeline with a free kick from an advantageous position in the 80th minutes. This time Dulom did not make any mistake as his beautifully taken shot landed in the net not only to restore parity but also force the GMSC to split points.

In the second match, FC Doimukh defeated 19th Nyapin FC by solitary goal. The all important goal was scored by Nabam Gunna in 30th minutes.

Defending champion ITBP will be up against Gangte Tugung SC in tomorrow’s first match.

Bamang Taji FC, who lost their opening match against CM’s XI yesterday, will look to earn their first points when they take on Todo United FC in the second match.



Encephalitis claims 700 lives this year’

NEW DELHI, Aug 4: Around 700 people have lost their lives due to encephalitis that has hit four states, including Assam and West Bengal, the government said in Lok Sabha today, as members demanded that the disease be termed as an epidemic.

The disease has claimed 208 lives in West Bengal, 197 in Assam, 159 in Bihar and 123 in Uttar Pradesh so far this year, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said replying to a calling attention motion.

"In recent months, upsurge in cases of encephalitis has been reported from Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Assam," he said, adding he had written to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee offering all assistance.

In the last few years, even adults were being affected by encephalitis, which was usually seen in children below the age of 15 years, Vardhan said. The cases of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AEC) reported from UP, Bihar, West Bengal and Assam stood at 501, 857, 1183 and 1,217 respectively, he said.

The calling attention motion, moved by BJP member Yogi Adityanath, was later converted into a short duration discussion by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. Vardhan said his Ministry was closely monitoring the situation in the affected states and added, "We are available 24X7 for any assistance."

As soon as information was received about an upsurge in encephalitis cases in North Bengal, the Centre had sent a four-member expert team to assist state health authorities in containing its outbreak and to provide technical assistance, he said.

Vardhan urged MPs from the affected districts to undertake awareness campaigns in their areas on the importance of clean drinking water and ensure routine immunisation for children. On containing the Japanese Encephalitis, a vector borne disease, he said the strategy should now be to get adults vaccinated and expand the coverage of vaccination.

Initiating the discussion, Adityanath said over the years, encephalitis virus has changed its nature and hence there was a need for proper vaccination and it should be declared an "epidemic".

He said the incidence of encephalitis has now spread to 19 states, affecting 171 districts and hence there was need for the government to organise an awareness campaign. PTI



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High expectation from new health minister

Health & Family Welfare Minister Kalikho Pul recently visited Itafort government dispensary and himself found expired medicines and sterile water for injections IP with expired date. The incident has proved right the allegation that expired medicines are very often supplied by the health department.  Minister also found that there was not a single drop of water while the wash basin had no water connection in the entire dispensary having 11 doctors, including four dentists.

 Health minister deserves round of applause for conducting such unannounced visit to govt. run dispensaries. Such visit for sure will improve attendance of staffs leading to development of good work culture. However, he should not end here and conduct more such visit especially in interior districts. Most of the doctors and nurses posted in interior areas are often alleged to be spending more time in district headquarters than at actual place of posting. No one cares about quality of medicines supplied there. Pul has taken first step towards streamlining the health department by making unannounced visits to govt run dispensaries. People have high expectation from him.

----Readers Forum ----



Roads need maintenance

Dear Editor,

Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to place my grievances to the concerned authority of GREF/BRTF that the condition of road from Kimin to Potin which is the main route/life line of three districts i.e. Lower Subansiri, Kurung Kumey, Upper Subansiri of our state is in pathetic condition since decades. No main-tenance work is being carried out till date despite several representations and dialogue with the GREF/BRTF authority.

On 28th July, an incident occurred at 22 KM where all the family members of Lichi village lost their lives after being washed away in flood due to lack of bridge.

After this the GREF authority assured that highway road is going to be sanctioned soon and the road condition will be improved and the said bridge will be constructed. When contacted the GREF authority informed us that various measures has been initiated with the state government to compensate the affected land owner, but till date it is being delayed and every time fabricated assurance is given that maintenance of road will be carried out.

Further, I am unable to understand how the GREF authority carried out the construction in patches without compensating the land owner.

Therefore in this regard, I would like to appeal to the concerned authority to either start the construction of the highway at the earliest or else if the fund for construction of highway has not been sanctioned yet kindly start the maintenance work for the betterment of the concerned area and three affected districts in particular and the state as a whole.


Ngurang Rajesh





Fascinating facts of modern schools

Dear Editor,

Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to share my view regarding mismanagement of funds in the name of schools particularly in Kurung Kumey District. 

Under certain schemes, many schools have come up almost in every village which is indeed a good step taken up by the education department to boost education system and to nurture the future generation. As a result, almost every village small or big has got a school in their neighbourhood. But the question arises whether all these schools are necessary?

In fact, I have seen in different parts of the District where schools are in pitiable conditions. Many are lying defunct where stray animals come to study instead of the students. In many schools the numbers of teachers are more than that of students with a ratio of 2:1 where two teachers could possibly teach a single student comfortably.

There are some villages with only 5-6 houses with meagre population, still there are schools without any students. When asked, people reply that those school buildings were built just to earn money in the name of school. Why can’t the concerned authority use those funds to develop poor infrastructure of existing schools instead of building new schools for stray animals?

Teachers who come from different parts of the state find many difficulties to find accommodation due to lack of quarters. Why can’t those funds be rightfully used to make quarters available for them so that they could concentrate on their duties?

Gone are the days when we learnt that School is the Temple of Learning where wisdom and knowledge is imparted by the teachers to the students. But nowadays, it has changed into Temple of Earning for some individuals. Can this improve the education system of our society? Can this system nurture our future generation for a brighter Arunachal? The answer is a simple No because there isn’t any hope with such a corrupted system. Only the children of haves would be possibly getting quality education in private schools while getting the same would always remain a mere dream for the children of have nots.

Therefore, it is a humble request to the concerned Department, Authority, Student Leaders to look into the matter and ensure that no such wastage of public funds occur in near future so that our poor brothers and sisters wouldn’t be deprived of quality education and they may become the hope for better tomorrow.


Tai David




One more college

Dear Editor,

Capital complex have only one government degree college , i.e Dera Natung government college. The college has more students than it can handle. Many students come to the college hoping for better education. Yes it is true that there are private colleges but it is expensive for students with poor background.

So, I appeal the state government and the Director of Higher Education to take initial steps to establish one more government degree college in capital complex for upliftment students comm-unity.


Takar Niji, DNGC




The avoidable fire accident

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to express my sadness on the fire accident which gutted five houses at Libu-Bene village, Kamba on 27th July 2014.

Kamba administrative sub-division with its ADC headquarters, comprises of more than 25 villages with a population of nearly ten thousand people, is situated at 23 km from Aalo, the district headquarters of West Siang.

The village, Libu-Bene is situated just adjacent to Kamba town, where there is police station and ADC office. The house owners could not save even a single household item, due to non-availability of fire extinguisher at police station.

Fire could have been stopped and some properties could have been saved, had there been a fire station at Kamba. But there is no such facility, whereas, Kamba town could have been next to Aalo, in terms of infrastructures because of its population and good communication.

On several occasions, local publics, students’ unions such as HHSU, GSU, AGSU have been demanding such facilities at Kamba. But, still today, there is no fire station at Kamba, which is a matter of great concern for the people of the area.

It is not the first time. Earlier also, the medical complex was gutted down completely by fire, a year back.

Unless a fire service station is established, people of the area may continue to suffer due to such fire incident, as such incidents are in evitable.

However, people should take precautions for such incidents in future.


Er. Meyom Karga




Building a castle in the air

Dear Editor,

Consecutively Nabam Tuki led congress GoAP is declaring budget deficits Rs. 140 crores following Rs. 293 crs in 2013 and Rs. 218 crs in 2012, a hatrick. Interestingly this Govt while regularly showing the fiscal deficit on the other hand is sanctioning “road to No Man’s land” Yembung-Yemsing road to Tarak, Yemsing to Ledum and Yemsing to Tadun sanction order No. DNER/NLP/AP/165/2010 Dtd 17.09.2013. Rs.1014.58 lakh has been released as first instalment out of Rs.2818.30 sanction amount in 35 Pangin(ST) Assembly constituency.

PWD department was Tuki’s kitchen garden for more than two decades and this year he is realizing the need for a cemented road in capital complex. During his last Pasighat visit in January 2013 he announced many projects totaling Rs.48 crores, building a castle in the air.

During Nugong Banggo emergency meeting at Sissen on 27th April 2014 Some officers were tirelessly praising our incumbent delivering speech tinged with idiosyncratic thesis.  For them we the No Road No Vote team were politically motivated, in true sense we were not politically but we are true politicians of the state and paradoxically speaking the real remnants of Karging Mennyang. We could have voted for a political party and there are many in the district but do not understand the concept of boycotting elections in Sissen.

In spite so many representations against Road project from Yemsing to Tarak, Ledum and Tadun were lodged during the year 2012 to Chief Secretary GoAP and to DONER Ministry, either DONER ministry has abundant funds to spend for road to no man’s land and empty for major villages of Nugong banggo. DONER ministry could have consulted the map of East Siang District and Google earth. At least the election census record would show that there’s no person to use the road. The guidelines framed for NLCPR schemes must be scrutinized and re-written.

The concern department be informed that to execute road project to No man’s land will fuel sentiments of Nugong people and any officer or contractor willing to perform can come on their own peril.

Last Parliamentary and Assembly election was boycotted in Sissen for road connectivity in Nugong region and as per Tapang Taloh education Minister he did enough development in Nugong.

If we suppose his press statement as true then a probing mind will ask where did the assets disappeared? Nugong Bridge will be derision to the people of Nugong area. Strictly speaking Sissen election boycott was a Pokran test to herald the real one in future.

The editorial part of the local dailies contains volumes of what HCM Nabam Tuki had included in the budget, a responsible editorial will publish praises of that is performed right instead of what is planned.

Tuki Govt must present budgets to reckon the unfinished and unscathed task. The series of budgets specially the preparatory ones will be swallowed up by so many forums, SU(s), and so on.

Finally, if Nugong Banggo road don’t start and finish in an immediate tenure, the eight villages of Nugong viz Riew, Beging, Rasing, Komsing(Old), Komsing(New), Jorsing, Pangi and Sissen will boycott election forever. As an example these villages will have a black day on 15 August and 26 January.


Karunath Pazing







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