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December - 25


RTI revelation

Dear Editor,

This is apropos to the clarification in your daily made by Executive Engineer, PWD, Boleng Division in Readers Forum under caption “Devoid of Factual Information” 23rd December which is hollow.

What I have reflected in the Memorandum was information received from the same Executive Engineer under RTI. If my information is not correct, the RTI Act 2005 under Section 6(2) and Section 19(3) provides ample provision. It is he who himself will be responsible.

The clarification seems, is not a version from a qualified Engineer, rather dictated from other planet.

Regarding question of misuse of NLCPR fund, it was totally untouched, but hiring of private JCBs and Bull Dozers of M/s Donyi-Polo Enterprises are mischievously highlighted to drag the issue to an unqualified sector for individual benefits only.

Why M/s Donyi-Polo Enterprises owned by Sanju Taloh, the younger brother of MLA Pangin-Boleng Tapang Taloh is getting lions share in every heads of works in every department?

Why the people of Pangin-Boleng are not getting the same benefit?

Regarding labour payment, it will be nice if the Executive Engineer comes out clear on how much labourers were engaged at the site and the balance of payments to the labourers.

It is therefore suggested that the Executive Engineer desist the pressure tactics applied upon the department to avoid legal conflicts.


Tajing Taki



Don’t fool your neighbours!

Dear Editor,

People of Arunachal Pradesh please put your head into some use before you let someone make fool out of you.

Do you think business is a charity? In a business there is always give and take. And most importantly what is the business model?

SpeakAsia is another such ponzi scheme which promises lacs in return for giving your opinions. If such things is there why do we need to work at all? The design is so obvious to notice if you are ready to dig deeper. It is old wine in a new bottle.

Internet is such a thing where sitting from a cybercafe in Itanagar one can create a virtual company with offices in places like Sydney, New York. Just pick any fancy name.

It always pays to think before you take a dive. The one thumb rule in investing is to know the business model before you invest. Get smart and don't get fooled and also don't fool thy neighbours.


Geken Ette

Pune(on email)



Make way for merit

Dear Editor,

Some months ago there had been a recruitment process held for Sub-inspector of police. It was not only completed in record short period of time but also held fairly and judiciously.

Now another process of recruitment for the post of Head Constable (Telecom) is being held recently. Yet a very wild rumour of fixing the interview for Rs. 3 to 4 lakhs by ignoring the meritorious and talented candidates who has succeeded the physical & written tests is spreading everywhere like wild fire.  It is affecting and causing lots of problems to poor candidates.

We being the poor parents of selected candidates would like that a strong and appropriate order is passed for holding the recruitment process fairly and honestly by selecting the meritorious and talented candidates.


A concerned parent



What an achievement

Dear Editor,

Hats off to AAPSU for organising State Level Martyrs Cup and cultural extravaganza.  However, the Arunachali citizens are amazed by the amount of prize money. Rs One lakh and Seventy thousand only are being given away as prize money in football tournament. One new Chevrolet Spark will be given to the winner of Miss AAPSU. What more are to be given to the other winners? Arunachali must appreciate AAPSU for this amazing and stupendous job. What an achievement! Hats off again.


Johny (on email)





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Singing sensation Sourabhee in town

ITANAGAR, Dec 24:  Sourabhee Debbarma, the singing sensation and the first female Indian Idol, arrived in Itanagar today to be part of AAPSU’s inter-tribe youth festival. Sourabhee, a native of Tripura rose to fame with Indian Idol show and won hearts of millions with her performance. On her arrival she was welcomed at Naharlagun helipad by AAPSU team led by President Takam Tatung.

Hundreds of fans turned up at Naharlagun heliport to get glimpse of their favourite star. The ever smiling singer obliged her fan by posing for pictures.

On Dec 25 evening Sourabhee will perform at IG Park.

Meanwhile excitement has geared up in capital in anticipation of her performance. “On Christmas day, I will be getting chance to watch Sourabhee perform live. I could not have asked for a better Christmas gift,” stated one young resident of Itanagar.


ANSU demands action against perpetrators of violence along the border

ITANAGAR, Dec 24: The All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU), reacting strongly to repeated atrocities to the people of Arunachal in border areas, by Assam Police and miscreants has demanded immediate arrest of all the persons responsible in carrying out attacks.

This call came after a reported attack at Dokhum Village(Gorubanda) Papum Pare district on Dec 17.

It said that a group of Assam police personnel on civil dress severely assaulted Debia Dokho, Gaon Burah of Dokhum Village, Sangio Tallar, Debia Muni, Markio Thomas and others. Union said that they also took original vehicle documents of Sangio Tallar and ornaments of Debia Yama and at the same time arrested Biri Bagang and Dayum Tadik who were on their way to Durpang village to attend a local function.

The duo were taken to Narayanpur Police Station and tortured, which left them with broken ribs and legs.

The Union further said that on Dec 18, some miscreants cut down and uprooted tea plantation of Nabam Sango.   

The union said that earlier in 2003, two Arunachalees were murdered at the same area but the culprits are yet to be traced.

In 2004 as well, miscreants from Assam destroyed properties which included standing crops, fish-ponds, godowns, tea plantation, forest beat office etc at the same area.

The ANSU blamed one Noni Saikia of spreading terror in the area in an attempt to grab land of Arunachaless to expand his tea plantation business.  

It appealed to the people living along the Assam-Arunachal border to initiate people to people dialogue to sort out the differences in order to maintain peace and tranquility in the border areas which will benefit both sides without involving miscreants and police.

Union stated in it be may resort to any form of social movements to protect the lives and properties of the people.


Live operations at NEIAPSCON 2010

ITANAGAR, Dec 24: As part of the North East Chapter of Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeons Conference (NEIAPSCON), a live operation workshop in the Operation Theatre of the State General Hospital, Naharlagun was conducted. Dr. R. Ramadwar and Dr. J.K. Goswami performed three major live operations which were shown to delegates and public with interaction on the close circuit TV outside. The renowned surgeons operated upon the paediatric cases and gave  paediatric surgery training to the delegates.

Conference organized by Arunachal Pradesh Medical Council and other organisations started on Dec 18  in Itanagar.

This was the first of its kind of workshop conducted in the General Hospital,  with the initiative of  Dr. Moji Jini, Registrar-cum-Secretary, Arunachal Pradesh Medical Council and Secretary, NEIAPS.

The Paediatric Surgeons (super specialists) from entire North east participated along with delegates from Naharlagun-Itanagar and from various districts of Arunachal Pradesh of varied disciplines like Paediatric Surgery, Paediatric, Gynaecology, General Surgery.

In the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Session, renowned paediatric surgeons of international repute Prof. (Dr.) Ravindra Ramadwar, Consultant Paediatric and Laparoscopic Surgeon, Bombay Hospital and PD Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai spoke on “Current status of Paediatric Laparoscopic Surgery” and Professor & Head of Paediatric Surgery (Dr.) B. Mokhopadhyay of NRS Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal spoke on “Overview of Paediatric Solid Tumor” as Special Guest Speakers respectively; and also Professor & Head of Paediatric Surgery, Gauhati Medical College and Chairperson, NEIAPS Prof. (Dr.) N.C. Bhattacharyya, spoke on the topic “An introduction to Paediatric Surgery”; Dr. J. K. Goswami of Gauhati Medical College covered “Neonatal ventilation-present and future”; and Assistant Prof. (Dr.) D. Saikia of Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh delivered lecture on “Anaesthesia for day-care Surgery in Children”  in the conference. Dr. S. Nagi of Gauhati Medical College presented papers on “Anterior mediastianal teratoma- an unusual presentation and also Bilateral Choanal Atresia- our experience” and Dr. R. Marak of Gauhati Medical College presented paper on “Pathological lead points in intussusceptions”. Dr. Tomar Basar enlighten on “Mother to Child transmission of HIV infection.” The penal discussed on the subject  “Approach to common paediatric surgical conditions” presented by Dr. R. Ramadwar.


AAPWU demands cancellation of appointments

ITANAGAR, Dec 24: All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union Secretary General Changma Tajo in a letter to concerned authority regarding appointment of group D and C staff in the WRD Department in 2009-10, claimed that the appointments were made without maintaining the recruitment rules as well as promotional procedures.

Further, expressed displeasure at the concerned authority for their adamant attitude despite repeated request demanded that, appointment orders must be cancelled or recalled. It suggested that fresh appointments and promotions be made as per seniority basis to infuse work culture among the workers. The Union threatened to launch movement against the authority, if the demands were not fulfilled within a month.


APCC condoles Karunakaran's death

ITANAGAR, Dec 24: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) expressed deep shock over the sudden demise of veteran Congress leader and former Kerala chief minister K. Karunakaran and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.

"He was a charismatic leader with exceptional organizational and managerial skills. He dedicated his life for the all round development of Kerala in particular and the country as a whole. His death is a great loss to the INC and caused a vacuum in the political arena", APCC said in a release.


Yazali celebrates X-Mas with pomp

ITANAGAR, Dec 24: The Christian community of Yazali area celebrated pre Christmas with pomp and gaiety on December 18 last at Yazali.

Altogether, 6000 delegates from various location of the circle attended the celebration while Bombay, Ziro Christian Council and local choir presented gospel numbers.

Meanwhile, the speakers of the celebration Rev. Ayang Sor, All Arunachal Catholic Association President Tao Tebin, Kimin Church Pastor Passang Simi and Arunachal Theology College, Naharlagun Principal Lishi Tado appreciated the organizing committee and appealed Christian community to avoid discrimination in the name of denominations. They strongly urged the believers and people of the locality to maintain peace, harmony, unity and work positively for the development of the society particularly in the field of education and health.

Later, the celebration ended with melody numbers from Shillong Amura Boys with Amit Paul, Bombay and Calcutta Choirs.


ATA rejects verbal assurance

ITANAGAR, Dec 24: The Arunachal Teachers Association (ATA) has rejected the verbal assurance given by the authority to fulfill its various demands.

Instead ATA insisted on written assurance from the authority with specific time period.

ATA will stick to its earlier decision and will launch democratic movement if the authority fails to respond to the demands before expiry of the ultimatum set by it, an ATA release said.

ATA gave December 31 as the deadline to fulfill its various demands which included appointment of Director of Elementary Education (FEE) from the senior most serving Joint Director of School Education, among others.


A House Divided

Raju Mimi

Its 6 pm in the winter and its already dark. Jichu (name changed), a widow and mother of two is expecting visitors at her house.

A few minutes later there is a knock at the door. Taking a deep breath, she walks towards the door and opens it. Two young men appear in front of her. They are from a local student organization and have come for a deal to make over a plot of land occupied by her in the outskirts of Tezu town.

She is reluctant to the idea of giving half of her land to them for their ‘protection’ in return. The two men insist she accept the deal or face the consequences later. Increasingly she is made aware that she is an ‘outsider’.

Jichu and her late husband are from the Idu Mishmi tribe. They migrated to present Lohit district when it was known as the Mishmi Hills District, which in 1954 was renamed as Lohit Frontier Division with its headquarter at Tezu. The Lohit Frontier Division then included the present Lower Dibang Valley, Dibang Valley, Lohit and Anjaw district.

Today the population of the Idus in Tezu is roughly 500 and is mainly concentrated in Tribal colony and Teluliang village.

A disintegrated community

Walking through the lanes of Teluliang village, there were examples galore that spoke volumes about how a progressive community fell off the track and failed to emerge in all spheres of development.

“The Idu community in Tezu is in the tendency to disintegrate over time, as it is witnessing the breakdown of its traditional social support systems”, says Rezina Mihu, a third year student in the IGGC college.  

‘Reh’ and ‘Kemeha’, the two most important festivals of the Idu tribe began to be celebrated here only recently.  

Azadi Pulu, former student of IGGC College says, “We started the Kemeha celebration in Tezu in 2006 after a great persuasion.”

“Idu dialect is now replaced with Assamese, as Hindi in Roing and majority of the population here are religious converts.”

Despite the sizeable population in the town, the community has failed to negotiate political benefits over the years. Marred by its frail internal social bonding, they are easily marginalized. Once the landlords of the Tezu town, many of them are now migrating to Roing. They see no future in a land where they are now seen as an ‘outsider’.  Divisive politics

Alarmed, the All Idu Mishmi Students Union (AIMSU) invited attention of all legislatures and the apex bodies of Mishmi community over Idus becoming the ‘soft target’. The union fears it will sow the seeds of division.  

Similar was the concern of S Bellai, a Miju Mishmi elder from Anjaw: “The geographical divide between Lohit and Dibang has given the impression of Idu as a separate group from Mishmis.”

The Mishmi community is one of the largest tribal groups inhabiting six districts in Arunachal Pradesh and is further categorized as Idus, Mijus and Digarus. The Dibang districts are largely inhabited by the Idus, and Lohit and Anjaw by the Mijus and Digarus.

Recently there have been several attempts to bring the whole Mishmi community under one fold. One such initiative was the formation of Mishmi Students Federation (MSF) in February 2008. Since then there has been no further initiative.

A week later after I returned to Roing, I heard the news that Jichu had agreed to the deal.


Eco tourism workshop at Bomdila

Bomdila, Dec 24: An Eco Tourism Workshop was organized today in the Convention Hall of Hotel Tsepal Yangzom, Bomdila. The workshop was attended by over forty tourism stake holders including tour operators, transporters, hoteliers, taxi operators, guide trainees.

Participants from Kalaktang, Bhalukpong, Jigaon, Rupa, Dirang, Sangti and host town Bomdila took part.

Resource persons Lokesh Kumar, MBA (Forest Management) from Pragya Gurgaon, Tsering Wange, MD Himalayan Holidays Bomdila and Indi Glow, Promotor of Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary gave their respective presentations on Ecotourism development in the State in general and West Kameng district in particular. The focus was on holistic development of the local communities with emphasis on environmental conservation, culture conservation, health, education and livelihood.

In an effort to promote ecotourism in the district,  West Kameng District Eco Tourism Development Society (WKDETS) was formed from amongst the tourism stake holders of the district with ten Executive members and thirty general members.

The WKDETS would function from the Development Research Centre, Bomdila which is well equipped with library, computer, DVD, TV etc..


Arresting Consumers’ intelligence!

Supriyo Chakraborty

“Buy any item worth `599/- and win a brand new car!”

A couple of months back, one of shopping arcade in our small township made such offer to attract potential consumers. Thrilled with the idea of getting a new car, a few of my friends who hardly could effort to own a car out of their limited income (thanks to the growing price rise!) rushed into the said business hub.

They invested their money for purchasing items ranging from groceries to tiny toys in order to get maximum numbers of coupon, meant for winning the car. On completion of their transactions, they were requested to write their name, address, contact number in the coupon provided to them and asked to deposit those coupon in a drop box kept at the exit of business hub. Surprisingly, the drop box was not kept under any lock or key and there was no counterfoil in the coupon issued to consumers. It was assured that the coupons placed in the box would be used for conducting lottery and owner of the lottery would win the car, even though there was every chance that the placed coupon could be misplaced by anyone and that there was no maintenance of records/register or any declared mechanism or body who would conduct the lottery(!) which in other way appears to be farce. Chances of consumers being cheated remains while the business house would achieve multiple quantum of sale in comparison to it’s normal & regular sale; forget about the profits that may be made during the offer.

Instances of such misleading advertisements/offers and unfair trade practices adopted by business houses are galore; courtesy- the consumers’ greed and helplessness! Reputed multi national companies are offering 1g gold amidst two lakhs packs of detergents/shops or declaring one winner amongst crores of SMS senders, gift cheques schemes by automobile manufacturers/dealers are often reported. Even education institutions without having due permission for running a course are making ads to lure the students for taking admission in such unrecognized programme only with intention to earn easy money.

“Advertising is the art of arresting human intelligence just long enough to get money from it” – admits one of Advertisement firm owners. With the aid of modern print and electronic media and technologies like mobile phones etc., the advertisers could help prospective business house to reach around 70% of the population in India i.e. nearly 100 crore people of the country.

Traditional myths and social belief, pickled with bollywood hits/spices are used by the Advertisers to play into the minds of common consumers! Dark complexion of human body is projected as social disadvantage—be fair & lovely to get married or to get lucrative jobs in Airlines! Creating anxiety about pimples, dandruffs, weight-gain etc are the point of focus in making Ads. Use of kitchen gadgets, ready to eat junk foods to save time  or consumptions of noddles, chicken soups etc as preferred choice of youths and depicting traditional Indian meals as boring and old fashioned, are normally used to attract consumers. Ban on liquor Ads has given rise to surrogate advertising with duplication of brand’s image like Aristrcrat Apple juice, Bagpipper soda etc. are used to promote the brand.

These unfair trade practices come under the purview of Consumer Protection Act for providing relief to consumers. It is now up to the consumers to be vigilant and to assert their rights, only when celebration of Consumer Day would be a success.


A Christmas Story!

Dr. Jayadeba Sahoo,

The child slept in the corner of the room, his parents slept close by. They were poor and times were hard but they had decorated the room as best as they could. In another comer stood a small Christmas tree decorated with silver tinsel, glass bells and baubles. On the branches there was cotton wool snow and underneath the tree were boxes and parcels tied with coloured ribbons and all neatly labelled.

At the very top of the tree stood a fairy in a white dress carrying a wand. Above her head was a beautiful star shining in the light of the fire burning in the hearth.

The old clock in tl1e alcove struck midnight and the fairy woke up, looked at the boy and flew around the room touching all the paper decorations hanging from the walls with her wand. They glistened in the darkness. Next she touched all tl1e baubles hanging on the tree and they glowed with many beautiful colours. As the fairy went about her business the boy woke up and silently watched the beautiful scene in front of him.

The fairy knew that the boy was awake but said nothing and carried on with her work of bringing light to the dingy room. Quietly the boy whispered “Who are you?” “My name is Shiva Shakti”, said tl1e fairy in a light voice, “and my job is to transform this old place so that you can have a bright new dawn to enjoy all the gifts that have been brought for you for thousands of years to come.”

The boy’s eyes lit up and a tear of joy ran down his cheek. “We have not had much happiness lately”, he said, “everything has been going wrong and everyone is poor and many are sick. The world seems to be filled with nothing but sorrow.”

“I can change all that with your help”, said a voice from the corner. The boy looked but could see no one there. “You won’t see me by looking in that way”, chuckled the voice. The boy looked again, but could not see anyone.

Again the light laughter came and the boy noticed that the star on the top of the tree was glowing and was surrounded by beautiful red light. “Are you in that star?” asked the boy. “I am the star - an Incorporeal Point of Eternal Light “ said the voice,” and I have come so that you get to know me very well and then help me to remove all the sorrow and suffering from this vicious sad old world.”

“That would be nice”, said the boy, “but my mum and dad say that there is now no hope for us and that the whole world is falling apart and can’t last much longer.” “That’s why I have come and that’s why I need your help.”

The boy was silent for a while. “Do you also have a name?” he asked. “My name is Shiva means the ‘Benevolent’ or ‘Benefactor’ or the benign or a divine dot i.e. who is beneficial to all,” said the star. I am God called as ‘SHIUN’ in Babylon, ‘Seva’ or ‘Sevajya’ in Syria, in Egypt & Fiji;  ’Sibru’ in the land occupied by the progeny of Abraham, ‘Jehova’ to Moses & his followers very similar to the Sanskrit word ‘Shiva’ derived from two phonetic parts ‘Shi’ & ‘Va’ meaning ‘Redeemer’ & ‘Liberator’ of sins which Indicates to Me Almighty alone. “And I want you to meet my other helper.”

At that moment there was a great rumbling in the chimney and a large man with white hair and a big white moustache, dressed all in white appeared in the hearth. “Who are you?” asked the boy. “Some call me Adam, some call me Brahma, some call me ABU TANI and some even call me Father Christmas.” “Father Christmas is red,” the boy argued. “No, red is Shiva’s colour, mine is white.” As he looked back at Shiva the star, the red glow seemed to become even brighter and suddenly the boy himself became a star and flew to the top of the tree. He sat beside Shiva in the beautiful red glow. He looked back and saw the boy, himself, sitting in the corner. “But I am up here with you,” he said to Shiva. “That’s right child, and your body is there below in the corner.” “But I thought that was me.” “No child! That is just your body. The real you is the star, the soul that is up here.”

“You must be God!”, said the boy. “They do also call me that”, said Shiva,” and I am your eternal Fatl1er and he,” said Shiva pointing to Brahma, “is the Father of all humanity, the first man.” He is here to help me turn this old world full of sorrow and pain into a world of happiness and love for you to live in with all the other most beautiful star children.” The child was silent for a long time. “Can I help YOU do this?” Suddenly the top of the tree was surrounded with stars all dancing with Shiva in a most beautiful dance. “These are all your special family who are also helping.” “I have a lot to learn”, said the child. “That’s why he is here,” said Shiva and at once the child was sitting on Brahma’s lap surrounded with light. “I feel different,” said the child. “That’s because you are now using your body of light, your angel body.” The boy looked and sure enough he was pure light and had the most beautiful pair of wings. He looked back at the bed and saw his physical body sitting there. “You have to learn to use all three forms”, said Brahma, “the physical body, the angel body and the point of light. Then you will help in finishing this old world of sorrow and creating heaven on earth.”

The boy woke up. His mother was gently stroking his head. “Happy Christmas”, she said. “Happy Christmas Mum”, he said jumping out of bed. “What are you going to do today?” asked mum. “I am going to change the world,” said the boy and do you know what? He did.   

This period when Iron Age or Kaliyuga (Dark Age) is coming to an end and the Golden Age or Satya Yuga is about to commence is the present time, called Confluence Age or Sangamyuga (Transition Period). Jesus says, “When you see a cloud coming up in the west, at once you say, ‘It is going to rain,’ and it does. And when you feel the south wind blowing, you say ‘It is going to get hot,’ and it does. Hypocrites ! You can look at the earth and sky and tell what it means; why, then, don’t you know the meaning of this present time.”

On this special festival it is imperative for all to be awakened from that deep slumber of ignorance and be connected constantly with the Supreme Light through meditation. So, let us all irrespective of different religious faith celebrate this  ‘Christmas’ to empower our self through process of Supreme Communion (Raja Yoga) with Him to inculcate His Supreme Commands of Universal Values to establish a “Value Based Happy Society of Culture of Peace & Non Violence” - our most cherished desire. The understanding of this eternal truth will usher in religious harmony & world peace. Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University has been engaged in this task for last 74 years since its inception in 1936-37.

The true way of celebrating ‘Christmas’ would be to realize the significance of the present auspicious time ( Sangam Yuga, which is end of Kaliyuga - Iron Age and the beginning of Satyuga - Golden Age) and by pledging to discard all negative traits such as anger, greed, ego and lust and by leading a life filled of love, compassion, respect, humility, cooperation, responsibility, divinity to establish a “Value Based Happy Society of Culture of Peace & Non Violence”. Experience light, feel light, be light, spread light, for you are the Light of the world.

On this auspicious occasion of ‘ Christmas’, take a moment for deep spiritual introspection and free yourselves from the bondage of greed, the lust for power and a slave of promiscuity and make God your eternal companion for true peace, happiness and prosperity.

Happy greetings on the auspicious festival of “Christmas” To All The Souls Of The World.

(The writer is Head, Dept. of Education, Rajiv Gandhi University, he can be contacted at drjayadeb6@gmail.com)


Yaja Waii Memorial T20 Championship

 Papu Viking to lock horn with Pacha Highlander in final

ITANAGAR, Dec 24:  The Papu Viking stormed into the final of Yaja Waii Memorial T20 Championship defeating Pare Ranger by 14 runs in a thrilling second semifinal played at Seppa general ground today. Chasing a moderate target of 117  runs to win, Rangers  were bundled out for 103 run in the penultimate over.

Madu Muri bagged three wickets by conceding only 12 runs from allotted 4 overs. Hira Natung, Prem Saha and Aiti Singhi bagged two wickets each. Madu Muri was declared MoM for his three wickets haul and 20 runs contribution from bat.

Viking will lock horn with Pacha Highlander in the final on December 27.

Earlier, the Pacha Highlanders defeated defending champion The Gorkhas to reach final.


News Impact

Court cancels interim order

ITANAGAR, Dec 24: The earlier interim order given by the District and Session Court (West), Yupia, restraining Taring Mama to act as the president of All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) has been vacated by the same court on December 22.



ITANAGAR, Dec 24: The members of Gauhati High Court Itanagar Permanent Bench Bar Association condoled the death of Geeta Pao (Pangging), who was a practising advocate and member of the Bar Association.

Geeta was a brilliant advocate and her untimely death is a great loss to the Bar and the society, they said.

The members of the Bar Association observed two minutes silence as a mark of respect to late Pao and prayed for her eternal peace.

The members of Arunachal Pradesh College Teachers’ Association have expressed shock at sad demise of Rei Doye, father of Eli Doye, Assistant Professor, DNG College on December 23 at his native village Seren and conveyed their heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family. They also prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.

All Tatung Welfare Society (ATWS) mourned the death of Tatung Taha, son of Tatung Charu of Gimba village under Tali circle on December 23 last, and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.

He left behind a son and daughter.

While conveying its heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family, the society said that Tatung’s contribution towards development of the society and the area was immense.


Church silver jubilee

ITANAGAR, Dec 24: The Tom-Miya Baptish church, Deed Pastoral Range, NBCC is celebrating its Silver Jubilee from December 27 to 29 at Miya village under Pistana circle of Lower Subansiri district.

Rev. Borthakur, Executive Secretary, Good News Mission will be the Speaker on the theme: "Be Transformed by the Renewing of Your Mind."


Union demands

ITANAGAR, Dec 24: Pushi Bango Students’ Union (PBSU) has demanded the authorities to initiate action against West Siang deputy commissioner for creating panic and fear psychosis among citizens of the district.

The Union alleged that the DC verbally abused former Pushi Bango ZPM Nyali Bagra at open market without any reason and threatened him with dire consequences. The Union said that Bagra be provided with security. While condemning the act and behaviour of the DC, PBSU threatened to launch protest in case the authority fails to initiate legal action against the DC.


OSD passes away

ITANAGAR, Dec. 24: Arunachal Pradesh Civil Service officer Chandra Sekhar Dasgupta passed away yesterday in Kolkata. Doctors attending on him said that he died due to cardio respiratory failure.

An EAC, he was posted at Arunachal Bhawan Kolkata as Officer on Special Duty. He left behind his mother, wife and a son. Born in 1959, he joined Arunachal Pradesh Civil service in 8-8-1984 as a circle officer and was posted at Yomcha, Khonsa and Mohanbari among other places.  A native of West Bengal, he did his graduation from North east Hill University.

Arunachal Pradesh Civil Service Officers Association has mourned the death of Dasgupta and termed him  a dedicated.  


KKSU urges

ITANAGAR: Kargu Kardi Students’ Union (KKSU) urged various executing agencies and contractors engaged in execution of various rural development schemes such as RGGVY, Accelerate Rural Water Supply scheme, roads under PMGSY etc. to complete their works within stipulated time frame.


Bharat Jyoti Award

ITANAGAR: Rev. Modam Dini, general secretary of Arunachal Baptist Church Council, has been selected for ‘Bharat Jyoti Award’ along with ‘certificate of excellence’ by India International Friendship Society for his meritorious services in field of social work and church ministry. The award will be conferred on him at function at Speaker Hall, Constitution Club Rafi Marg, New Delhi on January 7 next.

ALSU urged to defer bandh call

ITANAGAR: Si-Donyi Festival Celebration Committee Capital Complex and All Tagin Students Union (ATSU) appealed the Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU) to defer its proposed 24-hr Capital bandh on January 4 and 5 next as the bandh call coincided with Si-Donyi, the main festival of Tagin community.

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