In the midst of claim and counter claim over the creation of Lower Siang District
and its HQ, between the District Demand Action Committees (DDAC) of Basar Assembly
Constituency and District Demand Joint Action Committee (DDJAC) of Likabali-Gensi
and Nari-Kayu Assembly Constituencies, we as an ordinary and neutral citizens do
not know who is right and who is wrong. However we feel that development is a continuous
process and there should be a creation of district at any cost for overall development
in the region. As per as district hq is concerned, preference should be given to
less privileged area for uniform distributions of development in the region.
Basar as such is an important place with its own distinct geographical locations
as per as Lower Siang is concerned. People of Basar area are relatively more advantageous
in terms of communications, education, medical facilities and administrations etc
due to vicinity to district Hqtr Aalo as compared to foot hills area.
The people of foot hill areas are indeed facing various type of problems such as
communications, medical facilites , administrations, law and order, boundary problems
Therefore as a common man we feel that problems of the people of foot hill areas
will be limited if the Hqtr is established in nearby foot hill areas. However, it
doesn’t mean that Basar is unfit at all or people of Basar areas are not facing problems.
People of Basar has reportedly done lots of hard work and initiated the demands for
creation of Lower Siang district but when the demands are to be fulfilled and hqtr
is being proposed in other place, has ended up in controversy. However at the end
of the day for the broader prospect of the region, we still feel that underprivileged
people in the society should be given priority in all aspect including in all round
development. Hope matter is not politicised and justice will prevail for all.
Ori J, (on email), Aalo
Give a chance
This is mainly in response to Duge Ete and Marpe Ninu’s letters published in your
esteemed daily on Dec 7, Dec14 and Dec 17. I would firstly request you not to entertain
such empty vessel comments of some people regarding 29 Likabali-Gensi and 36 Nari-Koyu’s
demand on creation of Lower Siang.
The comments should come out based on factual knowledge. Otherwise it may spark more
tension in the present situation.
The creation of a new district is a united effort and demand of the Galo communities
living in the foothill areas of Arunachal Pradesh since 1997.
The public and leaders of Likabali, Gensi, Kangku, Nari and Koyu with a total population
of 20,629 at that time were the one to start a united demand for a new district in
the year 1997. The people of Basar entered into the scenario late in the year 2002
only and hence the drama started thereafter and continues till today.
If they think a virgin land is not feasible for developing a new district HQ then
did all the present dist. HQs of the state fall from heaven. If they think that the
govt. need not develop a virgin land then do you think that some developers are going
to invest in these lands? ’Rome was not build in a day’, so let our govt. take enough
time of its own to build a new district.
If you are much concerned about the govt. investing crores of rupees in this new
project then why are you not paying attention to crores of govt. funds going into
the accounts of few people?
Basar is already a well established town with well to do people of the state. Give
a chance to your brothers from the foothill areas.
The HQ being at the foothill area can be a solution to lot of problems being faced
by the people of these areas.
I would like to add that the Arunachal trans highway does not connect Likabali and
Basar. It will be the BRTF on the process of developing the present single lane road
into two lanes. There is no use for the people of the foothill areas if the HQ is
set up at Basar which is just a few miles away from the present HQ ‘Aalo’.
(on email), Likabali
The hiked fare
I would like to say that , the sudden hike of sumo fare from ` 450 to 550 for Daporijo
to Itanagar which is merely 300 km far is unfair and illegal as there is no any valid
reason to increase the fare.
Due to the hike, poor public and college goer are more affected. So I would like
to request the district administration to take necessary action.
Also I request student unions likes ATSU, AUDSU, to wake up and work for public interest
of Upper Subansiri district.
r d tagin, (on email) Daporijo
This is regarding the increased sumo fare between Daporijo to Itanagar route. The
people of Daporijo town, especially the unemployed, students and the villagers are
facing lots of predicaments due to the rise of sumo fare.
I wonder what is the reason of rising of sumo fare?
Gepu Don (on email)
No platform for us
All Arunachal Pradesh Tribal Labour Welfare Society (AAPTLWS), was established way
back in the year 2009 to safeguard the rights, privileges and welfare of the members
of the Indigenous Tribal Labour Class of our State.
But inspite of our utmost effort since its inception in the year 2009, we are unable
to redress the numerous grievances face by the Indigenous Tribal Labour Class of
our State, the only reason being that in most of the Government operating within
the state, it has been observed that the maximum numbers of the Group-C and Group-D
staffs, viz, Driver, Mali, Peon, Electrician, Watchman, Plumber etc are non-Tribals.
This in return has hampered the employment prospect of the Indigenous Tribal Labour
So, taking in to view the welfare of the Indigenous Tribal Labour Class of our state,
there is an earnest need to provide maximum employment opportunities to the Indigenous
Tribal People of our state by providing that cent percent preference should be given
to the Indigenous People of our state in the Group-C and Group-D category in all
the Government Departments, Semi Government Enterprises and Private Companies within
the state, so as to cope with the ever increasing unemployment problem faced by the
Indigenous Tribal Labour Class of our state.
Arunachal Pradesh Tribal Labbur Welfare Saciety (AAPTLWS) appeal to all concerned
to kindly look into the grievances of the All Arunachal Pradesh Tribal Welfare Society
(AAPTLWS), so that the welfare of the Indigenous Tribal Labour Class of our state
may be safeguarded.
The pain of those who travels by public carrier!
This calls for special attention of the concern authorities responsible for smooth
service of APSTS, Miao. The APSTS service once considered and known for best public
transport is miserably failing to be of service to the common public. Every passenger
aspires to travel on time, reach on time and get back on time. Most common passengers
who travel by the APSTS are those who can’t afford to have vehicle of their own or
pay off taxi fares.
The APSTS gets loaded and overloaded on top and in with huge sacks and bundles of
big shop orders leaving hardly any space for passengers to move in and out. The stoppage
of bus at every place loading and unloading the goods badly irritates and angers
the worn out travelers. Added to this, the unpolished bahaviour of the conductors
and regular late arrival causes most unpleasant journey. The goodness and silence
of the public on travel cannot be overridden by the money minded interest of APSTS
employees inclusive of Drivers and Conductors. On behalf of the common public passengers
who have no choice but to travel in APSTS, it is the responsibility of the authorities
of APSTS, Miao to see to better transportation of public passengers. “Your convenience
our pride” should be the motto of every public transportation.
R. K. Paul Chawang,
(on email), Namphai-I
A need for a revolution
I feel that we are indeed facing the Taliban system. Social crimes are expanding
day by day. Corruption, nepotism, injustice, criminal activity and all other unwanted
elements are increasing by leap &bounds. Dirty politics rules everywhere. No one
is thinking for the betterment of Arunachal Pradesh. Everyone is communal. Politicians,
bureaucrats, student bodies and every responsible and powerful association thinks
for their own benefits.
Everyone knows to play politics. They are kings of sweet talking but, whenever the
dark moments come they turn their back.
Every other association is taking the opportunity to condemn the man who assaulted
the two journalist. But, is there any effect on that man? Probably no.
I really don't know what the matter was and whose fault it was. But, I beg these
so called associations to stop making easy comments every day. We are fed up of these
same filmy lines. We are living in a disintegrating society. Probably and hopefully
a French revolution is needed.
Nikrun bui, (on email)
Make way for media to work
This is concerning the attack on two journalists recently in Itanagar. It’s an appeal
to my fellow citizens that please give the respect that’s due to the journalists
working in Arunachal Pradesh. People really haven't seen the hardship that comes
with this profession and to be honest in a state like ours it’s not an easy job to
hang on to and survive for long. There are many reasons to that fact including the
packages, the countless hours at the field and in office digging a story, skipping
of meals to get the news published in the paper so that it lands on our doorstep
the next morning and added to that dealing with bullies and unknown callers with
The journalists of our state are striving hard, very hard to establish the power
of media in our society. And it’s all for us to acknowledge their selfless and unconditional
It’s a prayer to the people of Arunachal to give the media freedom and help shape
a state we have always dreamt of. We must remember that we have to give some answers
to the coming generations.
(on email), New Delhi
The recent incident of assault of mediaperson is very shameful and disgraceful for
the whole of learned Arunachali's.
A free and fare media is the key to success of every state, country etc.
Take the example of the developed nations, the media is so powerful that it could
make or break a country. And they are very much the reason for a place to grow.
Take example of poor and war struck countries like Somalia, North Korea, where the
media is ill-treated. One of the reasons for the suffering of these countries are
because of the lack of media freedom.
As a student and young member of the state I want to express my deep agony and anger
over the assault and that too on ladies.
I want to request my brothers and sisters to please respect media person for they
are the mirror which will show us our true face.
Tonia Mara, DN college
Under the threat of sophisticated conspiracy
It is unfortunate that the locals are under the threat of sophisticated conspiracy.
Over the years Sanskritisation and westernisation which penetrated into the land
of Arunachal Pradesh in guise of modernity has taken a toll of our tribal rationality.
The tribals, their traditions, cultures, customs, norms and belief system are belittled
and despised by so called the agents of intruding cultures. For them it is a religion
to assume that we are incapable of ushering a tribal renaissance and stirring the
wheel of self determination of our own destiny. From hundreds or thousands of miles
they condition their mind with prejudices against the locals and come to assist or
administer us. The consequence is that they dump their social order and attitude
on the innocent hill men who is unable to comprehend such intricate reflections of
their intentions because they always come with a canopy. The lid may be sometimes
uncovered but since they control the structural nerves like bureaucracy, finance,
commerce, education, religious institutions, security etc, they are hard to deal
with. So for instance, the story of external infection whether it be corruption and
lack of motivation from the Bhimaru states of India, inferiority complexion from
ambassadors of education and religious preachers still continues to prevail. I wonder
why it has to be that way and I wondered again when I read the news in your esteemed
times about the thrown out local employees by the Auditor General.
If the state government cannot provide jobs for 705,158 Arunachalees, then it is
a shame. And it is much worse if it cannot protect its people from intrigues of the
outsiders to capture the suitable jobs of the government offices in our state. In
the past it had started and it is still going on. The officials belonging from outside
states have formed a secret confederacy to occupy the highest post in the government
institutions of ArunachalPradesh. It is ridiculous that our representative government
has always sidelined with them on the pretext of incapability of the local population
but truth is that it facilitates them to have the lions share in corruption, they
are good puppets who pose no threat to them in future because eventually these officials
retire back to their own states while leaving no evidence.
Here I would like to give a disclaimer that I am not being parochial or ethno-centric.
My focus is on the attitude and actions of the outsiders. Had not it been admirable
if they had assisted and administered us with good faith without pseudo service and
mediocracy? Without indulging in sophisticated conspiracies. The time is discouraging
when Arunachal is grieved by socio-political and economic backwardness, cultural
aggressions, environmental and security threats in dimensions too alarming. The situation
is in existence because civil society lacks awareness and we have given license to
the government without will.
I imagine what will be the change when every four arms of each Arunachalee extends
out to determine the fate of this state, their home, and for the posterity. Some
of us have done something but we need to be democratically ruthless in intensity.
Tok Sogun, (on email), New Delhi
Have some control on effortless money making
Countless MoU’s have already been signed between state government and power developers.
I don’t know if I have narrowed my view on perceiving the fact that such agreements
have already exceeded 100 and are still going on. It has burdened me to consider
that either the people in the govt. or the power developers have lost their minds.
Again I thought, people in the govt. can’t be tricked, when it comes to money and
materials, their great appetite and full-size oval bellies understand better business
than the corporate wits. But I don’t think it is that way, our politicians and bureaucrats
can be easily convinced, show them money magic and one walks back with works done.
No doubt money matters, I would be lying if I say it doesn’t. After all it’s in our
human nature; all that pride we have inculcated is because of the confidence that
money gave us. But when it comes to damaging impact of dams on majority of the people,
I think as a human being we should have at least some control over our urge of effortless
money making. I don’t want to talk about impact of these dams on environmental portion
and relating theory of global warming because according to us these talks are way
too impractical, we only talk matured stuffs like central schemes and department
tenders. It is pleased to learn that people are in favor of the hydro power potentials,
and I can only hope that this personal belief is not funded. I’m not against the
prospects of hydro power in the state with economic visions but at the present time
I don’t trust the authority. No matter how mature or practical they sound, the results
are right before us in the form of never ending scams.
Haku Tatak (on email)
A worthless furore
The furore over corruption is worthless. Corruption is a gift of the Congress and
will go on so long as India exists. It is the culture of India.
Even the Nobel Prize for Rabindranath Tagore was due to the lobbying by his friend,
the famous, influential British poet Graham Greene and some senior British officials
who were pleased with his services to the Queen. So Niira Radia is no criminal as
Sumon Das, (on email) Bhubaneshwar
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
MP Takam Sanjoy’s PSO surrenders & granted bail in the journalists assault case
IRBN personnel at it agains
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: In a dramatic but well plotted ‘eye–wash’, constable Hina Tada
of 2nd IRBn who is the accused in the December 12 ‘Journalists Assault’ case, sprung
a surprise and surrendered before Naharlagun police station of Capital Complex Police
at around 6 pm Monday evening.
Accused Tada walked into the police station armed with an anticipatory bail granted
by district and session court judge, Yupia and surrendered before the investigating
officer (I/O) SI Ngilyang Lali. Later Tada was released the same evening after preliminary
questioning. Earlier on Monday morning, the Capital Complex Additional district magistrate
had issued a non-bailable warrant.
With that ended the ‘indefinite pen-down’ stirs of the Press bodies and media houses
in the state.
The media fraternity took to street on December 16 last; blacked-out portion of newspapers
for three days and resorted to pen-down strike from Dec 19-21 after the humiliating
assault on two of its members - Appu Gapak and Nyapi Bomjen - on the night of December
Sources confirmed that accused in the case is a serving constable of 2nd IRBn and
is currently on assignment with ‘VIP Security Cell’. Also, sources have confirmed
that he is deputed as personal security officer (PSO) with Lok Sabha Member of Parliament,
Takam Sanjoy. Reportedly, Tada is a habitual offender and it is on record that a
departmental enquiry is pending against him for defying the authority while asked
to go on duty to Jharkand in November 2009; and was reportedly absconding from duty
during November 20, 2009 to January 4, 2010.
Coming down heavily on police department, a joint press communiqué of APUWJ and APC
alleged that police knew the identity of the accused within 24 hours of the incident;
but kept denying knowing anything about him because of the fact that accused has
been attached to high profile Lok Sabha MP. It is highly intriguing to note that
police came out in open about the identity of the accused only after the MP called
up one of the senior journalists to inform that accused is attached as his personal
security officer and he has directed the SP to arrest him immediately.
Apparently, Capital Complex Police was caught off-guard by his surrender at 6 pm
because Tada’s mobile was tracked at Guwahati till 5 pm. His moves to hoodwink the
police were well chalked out that reflect his ulterior motive and also proves that
there are many helping him evade the law. With this latest incident, men in uniform
continue to create fear psychosis in the minds of commoners.
History sheet of men in uniform
12 December 2010: Two women journalists were assaulted while reporting an accident
at around 8 pm on NH 52 between Nahalagun-Itanagar. The culprit turned out to be
an IRBN constable who is currently serving as PSO to a Lok Sabha MP.
14 September 2010: Khya Sonam, a junior teacher from Government M.E. School, Seppa,
East Kameng district was severely beaten up by IRBN personnel for not wearing helmet.
He was on his way to pay electricity bill. Sonam suffered from broken ribs and he
is still waiting for justice.
2 August 2010:At Roing, a 55 year old man Miti Mepo was assaulted by the IRBN personnel,
when he tried to intervene in a brawl at night on August 2 last. He was brought to
the hospital in a serious condition, where he succumbed to death.
15 July 2010: An employee of the State Transport department, Jumchi Nguso was hit
by a speeding police vehicle (AR-01D-0251) belonging to the CM’s Security Cell near
Papu Nallah on NH 52. SI Suresh Singh reached the spot and brought the injured to
the Police Station. After doing the formalities he took Jumchi to Naharlagun General
Hospital. Within minutes he died mysteriously. On 17 July, came the suspicion on
police in tampering the dead body.
The kitchen and media
Yours truly can’t afford to lodge a complaint if the food is bad. “You get to eat
what you buy” is the usual response. “But that’s what the budget allows” does not
work here. If she is in a mood to talk, she would retort “I don’t care what the budget
is. Either increase or eat what I cook or cook”.
The scope of further discussion is firmly cut short. There is no other way out;
either eat or go on a hunger strike. Hunger strike is the usual response but with
an anticipation that she might come up with some magic recipe. But she chooses otherwise.
She is firm in her take that you get what you deserves!
The half hearted antics and threats to go on a hunger strike have been put off permanently.
Before you question why all these trivial kitchen details are being shared, yours
truly would like to draw a comparison between what happens at her kitchen and media
All these years, the media in Arunachal has been trying to do some work, if not hard
enough. In the last five years or so, workings of the media have changed and yours
truly would unabashedly claim that media persons have tried their best in spite of
Journalism is not about solving problems but informing the people; with a hope that
readers, irrespective of who they are would pick up from there. But it hardly happens.
The civil societies, numerous organizations who claim to work for Arunachal and common
citizens is not much concerned at what happens to our state. That’s the ultimate
and sad truth.
It is in fact irresponsible to expect that our society would change overnight. When
we don’t want to take on the challenges and responsibilities, it is ridiculous to
expect one of the members to work on our behalf and bring in changes. Why risk ourselves
and our family members? No matter how selfish we are, putting family members and
their careers and sometimes their lives, at constant risk is not what we seek. Some
hard facts to digest but that’s the facts for many journalists working here in the
Citizens will have to continue reading about appointments of office bearer of some
sector or colony or organisation and opening and closing ceremonies of some weird
and alien sounding government sponsored program. As someone said, you get what you
Forcing media to close down for three straight days, because of deliberate inaction
by the people’s first government and its police and administration is a reflection
on our society too. A society which refuses to grow up and a society used to accepting
diktats and believing what those in power tells us.
Take the recent case of two journalists who were not only obstructed from carrying
out their duties but assaulted in full view of public. The wanted man happens to
be security personnel of MP Takam Sanjay.
Our dear MP, instead of facilitating his arrest sends a message of solidarity to
the media houses. Thankfully, this media house received the message from the MP after
the journalists had already decided to boycott government releases. That saved us
the embarrassment. And his as well, presumes yours truly.
The people’s fist government was too happy to hit the mute button as well. In a society,
not used to any kind of criticism, blind acceptance of failure, hand me downs diktats
and accommodating crimes and making way for its growth, it would be foolish to expect
Press bodies demand trial in the ‘fast track Court’; to boycott govt press releases
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: APUWJ and APC in a joint press statement has raised question about
the manner in which Hina Tada was granted bail by Nani Grayu, who is the judge of
district and session court, Yupia. Press bodies expressed their displeasure over
the circumstances in which ‘anticipatory bail’ was granted to him by the judge. It
raised question as to why neither the case diary nor the investigating officer of
the case was called by the judge before granting the anticipatory bail, given the
fact that accused has been on the run since December 12 night after assaulting and
attempting to raise the modesty of two female journalists who were on duty and attempting
to throw one of them to the gorge four times amounting to ‘attempt to murder’.
Further, it states that bail could be a matter of personal right, but when an accused
has committed a crime that too against media persons, those who serve as the mirror
of the society, even the judiciary, which also forms part of the society, can not
overlook natural justice – whether bail be granted in a particular case or not.
Thus, the anticipatory bail stands questioned as has been granted to the accused
under the given circumstances, which needs to be reviewed. It also demanded that
this case be treated as special in the light of continuous attacks on the fourth
pillar of democracy; thus, this case be put on fast track court for speedy trial.
APUWJ and APC informed that in accordance with the earlier decision taken in the
extra ordinary general body meeting of the bodies, entire press houses in the state
would boycott the official press releases, functions and programmes for one month
from today onwards. During this one month period, the DIPR tariff for official advertisement
would be ignored and media houses would apply the commercial terms and conditions.
Meanwhile, the organizations have called off the proposed rally from Chief Minister’s
Official residence to Raj Bhavan for the time being after the surrender of the accused.
BJP demands Home Minister’s resignation
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: The Arunachal Pradesh BJP has demanded resignation of state Home
Minister owning moral responsibility for total breakdown of the fourth pillar in
the state, following administration’s inaction to nab the accused involved in assault
of two women journalists here on December 12.
The PSO's and MPs high-handedness can also not be ruled out in the incidents that
are to sabotage the functioning of the impartial and free Press exposing the massive
mismanagements and corruptions in the country and the state of Arunachal Pradesh,
BJP spokesperson Tai Tagak said in a release.
It is unbecoming on the part of the ruling Congress to keep silent on such inhuman
attacks, he said adding, the government has no right to scuttle the right of the
people to keep them informed on the happenings around them and world over.
The local media was on strike since the incident happened and due to the pen down
strike, not a single paper hit the stand for three days. But the state government
was indifferent to their protest, Tagak said.
The media strike has also affected the livelihood of sections of local people involved
as newspaper vendors and businesses connected to it, he added.
Meanwhile, BJP demanded the Government to fulfill the grievances of various sections
of the society while adding that various organizations are resorting to bandh calls
to attract attention of the government.
Itanagar Market Welfare Association (IMWA) has expressed deep concern over the inhuman
attack on journalist Appu Gapak and Nyapi Bomjen. Claiming such attack a blot on
the civilized society, IMWA questioned ineffectiveness of present government to nab
the culprit. Urging capital administration to give exemplary punishment to the culprit,
IMWA took serious note of media persons being ill-treated and harassed in Arunachal.
It threatened to launch democratic agitations if justice is not delivered.
Meanwhile Donyi Colony Welfare Association, Hirik-Hiru Students Union and Upper Subansiri
Graduates and Post Graduates Unemployed Association has also condemned the attack
on two journalists and sought strong punishment for the attacker.
Three dies in road mishap
ROING, Dec 21: Three people died and seven others critically injured when a Tata
Sumo bound for Anini fell off the road at around 10 am at 67 km from Roing.
The accident took place as driver of the Sumo lost control due to sheet of ice deposits
on the road. During winter, the road in this high altitude region becomes extremely
slippery due to snow.
Two died on the spot and one on way to hospital in Roing. The injured have been admitted
in the hospital. Anini SBI Branch manager S Roy and the driver of the ill fated vehicle
are among the injured. Of the eleven people travelling in the vehicle, one is reported
to be out of danger.
The deceased have been identified as one Late B. Pandit of Sagar, Late Pratap Aich
from Tinsukia, Asom while the identity of one is not yet known.
GSU bandhs against PDS scam, 50 arrested
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: 12 hour bandh call issued by Galo Students Union along with West
Siang District Students Union (WSDSU) in Galo dominated areas and in West Siang district
against those involved in the multicrore PDS scam from Galo community ended peacefully
All the major towns including Aalo, Basar and Likabali witnessed complete shutdown
today as all the market places, government offices were closed and vehicles were
off the road.
At least 50 students were arrested by police during the day but later all of them
were released on bail.
GSU and WSDSU has been fighting against inaction by government against PDS accused
belonging to Galo community which includes many high profile names ranging from officers,
contractors and a sitting MLA. Meanwhile GSU General Secretary Pakmik Taipodia said
that, it will continue agitation till state government act against PDS accused belonging
to Galo areas are brought to book.
“We are fighting for those poor people whose food were snatched away and our struggle
will continue till government act against accused”, he said.
One arrested in Aalo pharmacy attack case
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: The Arunachal Pradesh Chemists & Druggist Association (APCDA) informed
that one Nyumkar Bagra, accused in the December 17 extortion and pharmacy manager
attack case has been arrested on December 20 last following overnight raids.
Bagra during interrogation has admitted that he attacked M/s Niri Drugs Distributor
manager Like Niri with a rod and decamped with over Rs 1 lakh on the evening of December
17, it informed.
Likha Teji, President, APCDA informed that Niri was brought to the General Hospital
here on Saturday last but was rushed to Shankardev Netralaya, Guwahati, on being
referred by the ophthalmologist.
The police after registering a case (No 99/2010) under section 452/326/392/307/506
IPC has launched investigation. The victim’s family in a written complaint had demanded
exemplary punishment to the attacker. While condemning the attack on life of its
member, the APCDA had resorted to downing the shutters of pharmaceutical shops in
Aalo since December 18. Though the pharmacies were opened on Sunday, they remained
closed on Monday and were reopened after the arrest of Bagra, Taji informed.
The association has demanded that the culprit not be granted bail, and called for
an expeditious trial to award exemplary punishment to Bagra.
Sanskar Bharati Arunachal Pradesh organized three days painting workshop at Frontier
Higher secondary School Ziro, Lower Subansiri District of Arunachal Pradesh from
Dec 17. 110 participants from different school of Ziro valley participated in the
Moni Kumar Bordoloi, painter cum sculpture from Morigaon District of Assam was the
12-hour bandh affects normal life
Itanagar, Dec 21: A 12-hour bandh called by the Arunachal Law Student’s Union (ALSU)
in protest against administration’s inaction to nab culprits, involved in burning
a car of one of its leader, affected normal lives today.
All financial establishments, educational institutions, markets remained closed.
Some vehicles plied normally on the main thoroughfare; however, it was less in the
The bandh passed off peacefully as no untoward incidents were reported.
Earlier, ALSU had served an ultimatum to the state government for arresting the accused
person involved in the car burn case.
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: Nyishi Video album ‘Mwha Lama’ produced by Panye Taram was released
by Bengia Hemento, member, Sangeet Natak Academy, New Delhi, on the first ever conference
of Nyishi Art and Culture Welfare Society on December 16 last at Nyikum Nyia Hall,
In the conference Nabam Tati and Techi Lombu were re-selected as chairman and general
secretary respectively of the association.
Further, the meeting resolved to rename Nyishi Gyungle Rwjz Gouye (NGRG) as Nyishi
Arts and Culture Welfare Society.
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: All Papum Pare Students Union (APPDSU), All Sagalee Students Union
and All Capital Students Union in a joint press statement informed that on 15th December,
some unknown miscreants destroyed the vehicle of Gollo Aza, a former student leader
of APPDSU. The unions have condemned such act and urged concerned authorities to
immediately trace people involved.
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: Tom-Miya Baptist Church, Deed Pastoral Range, NBCC is celebrating
its silver jubilee celebration from 27th to 29th December at Miya village, Pistana
circle. Rev. Borthakur, executive secretary, Good News Mission will be speaker for
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: Kipa Niya and Kipa Simi have been selected as president and general
secretary of Nyokum Yullow Committee of Phassang Circle, Kurung Kumey district.
Indian Dental Association, Arunachal Pradesh State Branch has been formed with Dr.
Tayu Nani and Dr Nyada Mara as its president, Dr. Maipo Kenlang Longchang, Dr. Babang
Ratan and Dr. Sangey Norbu as its East, Middle and West Zone vice presidents respectively.
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: Arunachal Pradesh College Teachers Association has condoled the
sudden demise of late Chiranjeev Tripathy.
Late Chiranjeev Tripathy passed away on 14th December at Mumbai . He was the son
of Dr R B Tripathy of Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar.
Association prayed almighty to bestow enough strength to the bereaved family members
to bear the irreparable loss and also prayed for departed soul.
Meanwhile Pasighat Bar Association has mourned the untimely demise of Geeta Pao Pangging,
the first advocate of Mishing community, who died on 17th December at her private
Late Geeta was a graduate from Faculty of Law, Delhi and had practiced in Delhi High
court for four years and later joined Guwahati High Court, Itanagar permanent bench,
Association has termed her death as great loss to Mishing community and state of
Arunachal in general.
Murh-Hatey Academic Development Society has condoled the death of Bamang Potom on
December 15 last and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
Potom left behind his wife, a son and three daughters. The society also appealed
to the Government to provide compensation to the bereaved family.
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: Tagin community residing in and around Aalo, West Siang district
will celebrate the Si-Donyi festival at Donyi Polo Dere ground Aalo on 6th January
Si-Donyi, the main festival of Tagin Community is celebrated every year for three
days starting from the 5th January.
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: Itanagar C-Sector Welfare Association expressed displeasure over
the frequent transfer of Medical staff, doctors from Itafort Dispensary, Itanagar
without reliever and has called for immediate posting of a medical officer at Itafort
Bengia clan meet
Naharlagun, Dec 21: Members of Bengia Clan from Kurung Kumey, Lower Subansiri, Papum
Pare and East Kameng district today converged at Nikum Niya Hall, Nirjuli for triennial
The members besides adopting various resolutions and reviewing the Bye of the Bengia
Welfare Society elected Dr. Bengia Tobin, DMO, and Sri Amit Bengia, DFCSO, have
been elected as Chairman and General Secretary, respectively of the Society for three
year term of 2011-13 along with other members.
Bengia Tarun (94%),Bengia Ceemo(90%) Bengia Mama(70%) were also felicitated with
certificates and cash prizes of Rs 5000/- each for their performance in school examination.
Committee for affected people
ANINI, Dec 21: A committee has been proposed for affected people of proposed 4500
MW Etalin/Athunli/Eron hydropower by Jindal Hydropower Project Pvt Ltd.
This was proposed in a meeting convened by Empi Meya, Dibang Valley Zilla Chairperson
Etalin circle headquarter recently.
The committee named as Etalin-Athunli and Eron Hydropower project dam affected committee
which aims to work for safeguarding the interests of the people will have a village
wise committee to carry forward the demands and grievances of every village to the
company. It will educate and inform people about rehabilitation and resettlement
benefits as framed in state govt’s RR policy.
Asking for transparency in works of the company, the meeting resolved that if benefits
are not guaranteed to people then they would cease cooperation to company and govt
for construction of dam. People have demanded for priority in employment and contractual
works for the affected people.
Attack on church alleged
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: Alleging attack on Baptist Church at Tawang by some anti-social
elements on December 17 last, Arunachal Christian Forum (ACF) has demanded arrest
of the culprits.
Attack on Christians and Christian churches in Arunachal Pradesh was on the rise
in the recent past which has become a matter of grave concern, the letter said and
criticized the Government for not taking any effective measures to nab the culprits.
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: Langchung Village Youth Welfare Society has refuted the claims
of All Sagalee Sub-division Gaon Burah Association that the land dispute between
youth of Langchung village vs Dedollo village has been settled, which was published
in various local dailies on December 15 last.
VYWS is unaware of any such order from administration and court; and any discussion
on the issue needs court sanction since the matter is sub-judiced, the society said
in a release and urged the Sagalee ADC to punish the guilty as per law for defying
the court orders.
Five houses burnt in Mukto
Tawang: Five houses are reported completely gutted following a major fire accident
at Mukto in Tawang district in the wee hours of Monday. 20 other houses are reported
damaged extensively while nine people were injured as they fought to extinguish the
SSB personnel and local citizens swung into action and stopped the fire from further
VAS demand CM’s resignation
ITANAGAR: Voluntary Arunachal Sena (VAS) has demanded the resignation of Chief Minister
Dorjee Khandu on moral grounds following the admittance of Special Leave Petition
(SLP) by the Supreme Court regarding misappropriation of funds under SGRY amounting
to Rs 68 cr.
It said that Chief Minister Khandu should follow the footsteps of Asho Chavan of
Maharashtra who resigned over charges of corruption.
VAS further added that the Chief Minister’s son is also involved in the multi-crore