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Why is APPSC turning the table on the aspirants?


Dear Editor,

This is in reference to letter  “A sign and rejection of 1735 candidates”  by Hage Mala published in your letter yesterday. It was disappointing news for many aspirants to learn that their names are included in odd list of some 1700 rejected candidates. APPSC coordinator committee has not only barred them from pursuing their dreams but put them in rejection list at the very last moment.

I must admit that candidate should have been more careful while submitting their application forms but the cause of rejection was incomplete information given by the APPSC panel only or else it is just impossible for 1700 candidate to miss signing in their photos simultaneously.

I have a question for concern authority. If they meant to be this strict then what about the incomplete information that they have given in prospectus with application forms? Why can’t they correct themselves first? The worst sufferers are those candidates who stay out of state and have very limited or no access to local newspapers.

Barring so many candidates from taking prelims would be big blunder. it’s like telling one to construct building and call off the construction at its final stage just because architecture forgot to put one window.

There are many other exams such as Common Admission Test which went online this time that gives correction facility for application with incomplete data. Therefore, I would like to request to concern authority to establish correction facility on same line as CAT, so that the future of 1700 aspirants of APPSC does not go in vain.


Tabyo Michi (on e-mail)





APPSC need to clean its act as well


Dear Editor,

I on behalf of rejected candidate of APCS exam want to express my agony to the authority concern. Our application forms have been rejected because of a mere error of not self-attesting the two extra passport size photos along with the photo on the form. It’s really surprising that APPSC has started adopting such a high standard of scrutiny which indeed needs kudos.

Being a revered body of the state, APPSC must maintain it not only in the scrutiny of application forms but also in the conduct of exam, question papers, dates and most importantly they should respect their own decision unlike the past. They should plan every step very meticulously as it is done in UPSC. It should not be like dates are revised if some pressure group interrupt or delay the declaration of prepared result and declaring it very next day when someone warns to go for a strike or making question papers beyond the syllabus etc. If they cannot maintain it, they don’t have the right to reject the applications of thousand aspirants for such a minute mistake.

And if they are going to reconsider those applications it should not have been rejected at all  rather extended time should have been given for correction so that everybody respect the decision of the commission. It is not just about the question of rejection or reconsideration; it’s about the image of the Commission.


Bomri Riba (on email)

Assistant Engineer (C)

Coal India Limited, M.P





When the name pop up in the rejection list !


Dear Editor,

The “Notification” section under APPSC.GOV.IN turned out to be a synonym of disappointment to many enthusiastic students. Zeal and zest diffuses into hopelessness when you find your name popping up in the ‘Rejected List’. One of those many was that of mine and this gives me insight feelings along with the rest of rejected  candidates. Thousands of aspiring youth lost their faith due to the mismanagement of the commission.

Inefficiency and half-hazard decision making have been a very perennial problem of the APPSC Board: right from the issue of draft (still not clear) shifting from 05 to 04: and the most recent being the rescheduling of Preliminary date. Perhaps the ‘Original Sin’ was the tricky attestation issue not exclusively mentioned in the examination forms (although mentioned in the advertisement). This turned out to be a trap for as many as 1736 students: and who knows even some of the photos might have gone misplaced by the careless miss-management by the office clerks in the course of the shuffling.

Nevertheless, I don’t intend to bring the darker side of the Board. Perhaps the safety valve can come in the form of  a penance. I believe, a new chance of Re-filling in the forms within the next fourthnight for the victims can be a solution. And Yes! The Board will, after all if not they who will take in concern the valuable zest and time staked by the student’s community.

And I would like to draw your attention of the legitimate student representative body, AAPSU, in the context of their ongoing devoted agitation regarding the rescheduling of APPSC preliminary examination. It should be brought to your knowledge that Delhi University internal assessment examination, which carries 25% marks of the university main examination, is always held in January.  Many of Arunachali who are studying in Delhi cannot afford to miss their internal examination. Both of these examinations are vital so I would like to request Arunachal Pradesh public service commission to act seriously and as soon as possible.  This poor scheduling can only have a negative effect on the future generation.  


Kinung Romey


Arunachal Student Union Delhi





Kudos to SIC


Dear Editor,

The All Arunachal Contractors Welfare Association (AACWA) would like to congratulate the State Information Commission headed by Information Commissioner, Nyodek Yonggam, SCIC, Nipo Naba, Toko Anil, Bani Danggen and Habung Payeng  on receiving National RTI Award, 2009.

The  National RTI Award have earned a name for Arunachal Pradesh in the field of RTI activities which would immensely benefit  the common citizen of the state in containing the corruption prevailing in the society and promote transparency and accountability.

It is clear that the Information Commission of Arunachal Pradesh is discharging constitutional assignments sincerely and effectively for which they have been recognized with National RTI Awards.

The AACWA has been strongly inspired by achievements of Arunachal Pradesh State Information Commission (APIC) and we pledge to concentrate its activities towards the RTI movement to reduce the rampant corruption prevailing in Arunachal Pradesh.

Further, we appeal the Information commission to maintain the same spirit and ensure that information is provided to information seekers. We hope that the Commission will do its best in delivering justice and strive hard for rooting out corruption from the society.


Nabam Tagam


Tago Pai, Chairman

RTI cell,  AACWA





Together, let’s show the way


Dear Editor,

Through the columns of your esteemed daily I would like to congratulate the Action Aid Society Arunachal (AASA) for their tremendous job in creating "a garbage bin with a difference", which was featured in your daily on Dec 4.

When everyone was being a mere spectator to the menace of rising garbage, the AASA has shown a way to help ourselves in becoming a better citizen.

In addition, if more and more people are concerned about this situation, then Arunachal can truly be called the Land of the Rising Sun and not the Land of the Rising Garbage.


Bamin Sungka

(on E-mail)

F-Sector, Naharlagun






Give us a second chance


Dear Editor,

I would like to bring to everyone’s notice the rejection of 1,735 APPSCE candidates on the ground of unattested photographs. I do not deny the fact that the candidates should have been more careful while filling up the form. But had it been the case of 100 or 200 candidates, it might have seemed to be due to their negligence but when the number is 1735, there cannot be any denial that there has been mistake on the part of authorities too and that they have been equally responsible.

The inadequate amount of instruction provided in the form has been the sole creator of the entire confusion, which has lead to this mess. If self attesting the photograph was of such importance that it could lead to rejection, it should have been clearly mentioned in the form too. Moreover, it is not always possible for everyone to have access to the newspaper, especially for the candidates who hail from the rural areas of  Arunachal where there is either very limited circulation  or  no circulation at all and also for candidates who are outside Arunachal.

Therefore, I on behalf of all the candidates who have been rejected on the similar grounds would like to appeal to the authorities to reconsider their decision which could save the life of many aspiring candidates.


Miss Tsering Chedon

Salt Lake


Itanagar Green Field Airport clear the first hurdle

Public hearing for environmental clearance

BANDERDEWA, Dec 4: The proposal for construction of Green field Airport here at Karsingsa-Banderdewa got support and cooperation from the local people.

Responding to a public hearing for grant of environment clearance for construction of Green Field Airport at Karsingsa held here today, the people of Banderdewa, Karsingsa and adjoining areas were unanimous in welcoming the construction of Green field Airport and appreciated the development initiatives taken up by the government for the benefit of the people and state at large. However, they appealed for some relief measures considering the community rights of the local indigenous people living in the near and adjoining areas of the Airport site.

Representative from a local NGO, Kipa Taniya appreciated the initiative of the government for construction of Airport presented a 6 point memorandum to the AAI officials highlighting the grievances of the local inhabitants.

This includes relief & rehabilitation to the affected people, job reservation in the C & D groups; petty contract works to local people, Airport site to be 500 mts distance from the NH52 A, proper demarcation of the Airport to avoid any eventuality, land protection wall for safety of people of nearby villages, plantation near Airport to control soil erosion, pollution.

G.K Chaudhary, Executive Director (Engg), Airports Authority of India, New Delhi informed that the setting up of the Airport is as per the City Development Plan prepared by the state government.

Speaking on the occasion, he said state’s development would get a major facelift with the construction of the Airport. Highlighting on the Airport, Chaudhary informed that the 3C Airport at Karsingsa with 1700 x 30 m runway covering 250 hectares of forest land would be set up 400m x 45 m away from the NH52 A along the natural contour and would handle 3(three) flights in a day with a capacity of 75 passengers each.

He said that the management plan would take care of every aspects of the operation including pollution control, waste generation, job opportunities to the locals in C & D categories, besides using the available raw materials from the area, adding that only those materials would be brought which are not available locally.

Pointing out that industrialization and development would come along the Airport, the AAI Executive Director said that the economic activities of the state in every sector like tourism, handloom & handicraft, Horti- Agri and other allied sectors would be boost up and business opportunities would be opened manifold with the Airport. He further called for a core committee with the local people in the monitoring and execution process.

Director Civil Aviation, T.T Gamdik participating as Project Developer emphasized on the need of Airport in the state, as people and major economic activities in the state suffer frequent setback due to road blocks and frequent bandh calls in the neighboring states.

In his presidential address, Capital DC i/c Bokar Basar dwelt on the initiative of the government to take along the development process with the Green field Airport. He also spoke on the City Development Plan under the JNNURM. Appreciating the people’s encouraging approach towards development projects, Basar asked the people to cooperate the Project Developers and Airport Authority of India for smooth completion of the project. He further assured full support and cooperation from the District Administration as a facilitator between public and agencies.

Participating in the public hearing as Special Invitee, Taba Hare, a senior citizen stressed on viable presentation of projects to do away with mis-managements. Welcoming the Airport, Hare called for certain welfare measures for the people of Banderdewa, Karsingsa and adjoining areas in some sectors like water supply, health, employment as per qualification and skill, flood protection etc.

Earlier, R.K Deori, Member Secretary, State Pollution Control Board informed that the public hearing for grant of environment clearance for construction of Green Field Airport at Karsingsa was held as per the requirement and guidelines of the Ministry of Environment, Govt of India. He said that the hearing was to know the opinion of the people living near and adjoining areas of the proposed Airport for seeking environment clearance for construction of the Airport.

Local people from Banderdewa, Karsingsa and nearby villages attended the Public Hearing organized by the State Pollution Control Board and District Administration. (DIPR)



United Kimin FC wins U-19 ITBP Tournament

Sports persons need good platform and facility: Rebia

Madhurjya Doley

KIMIN, Dec 4: Taba Rakesh scored hattrick as United Kimin FC trounced Prantiya Sarvajonik Kalyan Kendra (PSSK) by 6-0 goal in the final and won the Under-19 Football Tournament organized by 10th Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBPF) at Kimin today.

UKFC, who dominated the entire match from the very beginning, shot into lead 16 minutes into the match through Taba Rakesh. However, a powerful shot from PSSK side in the very next minute was saved somehow by the UKFC goalkeeper. Infact, it was the first and last attack by any PSSK player in the entire match. There was neither coordination among the PSSK players nor ball passing and receiving were good.

On the other hand, UKFC team with their calculated move raided opponents’ fort at their will and scored thrice in the first half all by Taba Rakesh.

After the breather, fortune did not change for PSSK team rather the team conceded three more goals of which atleast two were scored for poor goal keeping. The fourth goal was a self goal while the fifth one was a result of poor goal keeping. Bharat Chadar netted the sixth goal in 74th minutes to complete the drubbing.

Today’s final match was witnessed by MLA Nabam Rebia as chief guest, who later gave away prizes and trophies to the winning and runners up teams.

In his brief speech, Rebia appreciated ITBP for encouraging local talents by conducting such tournaments. Arunachalee youths have an in-born talents in games and sports but what is required to hone their talents is a good platform, guidance and proper training, Rebia added.

The winner received cash prize of Rs 3000 along with trophy and runners up team was given Rs 2000 along with trophy. Fair-play team award went to Shanti Nagar.

The tournament was one of the several tournaments conducted by 10th ITBP, Kimin under the able guidance of Commandant Rajesh Kumar under its civic action plan to encourage the local talents.


19 AR apprehends a hardcore NSCN (IM) cadre

ITANAGAR, Dec 4: 19 Assam Rifles have apprehended a hardcore cadre of NSCN (IM) SS Corporal Lojiba Jonas, according to a source.  It was further revealed that he belongs to Kiphire district of Nagaland and was involved in various illegal activities. He was with a group of around 20 Cadres and they were carrying out extortion in general area Longding under SS Capt Pante Hodung. The vehicle, in which the said cadre was trying to flee, is reportedly employed by MLA Longding Thanwang Wangham.

While carrying out search in Zedua, the party of 19 Assam Rifles intercepted a Mahindra Bolero Regd No. AS 23F 8831 being driven out from the village in suspicious circumstances.  Sensing danger, a suspicious looking person got out of the vehicle and tried to escape, only to be apprehended by the forces.

 Sudden spurt in the activities of UGs in general area Zedua and Chanu was reported for past few days which  prompted 19th  AR to launch operation.

19th  AR placed the stops by 0900 hrs and carried out house to house search of the village. Questioning of villagers revealed the movement of NSCN cadres from Chanu to Zedua village. The party passed this information to the search party at Zedua village.                              

The party to Zedua was launched from Khonsa.   It cordoned the Zedua village by 1000 hr and placed stops on likely escape routes.   After information was received regarding movement of NSCN cadres from Chanu to Zedua, the party carried out detailed search of the area in which the NSCN (IM) cadre was apprehended.


Kri to accord top priority to improvement of  services

TEZU, Dec 4: Parliamentary Secretary Transport Karikho Kri while addressing the Heads of Department of Tezu at DC’s Conference Hall today disclosed that his top priority would be improving the quality of State transport service and transport department.

He said that emphasis would also be given to increasing revenue generation.

Kri urged all the department heads to come forward with their constructive and innovative plan & work for the development of the society.

During the meeting, Deputy Commissioner Kaling Tayeng extended thanks on behalf of District Administration, HoDs & people of Lohit/ Tezu for his works in his earlier tenure as MLA.

Earlier on, his maiden visit after assuming the office of Parliamentary Secretary of Transport, more than 1000 people turned up and gave him a rousing reception. (DIPRO)


Former Officer Adhikari sentenced to 7 yrs RI

ITANAGAR, Dec 4: The fast track court has convicted S C Adhikary, a former Police Officer to seven years rigorous imprisonment with a fine of Rs 10,000 as he has been found guilty of raping of his own maid servant in his official residence in 2007 during his tenure as Senior Superintendent of Police of the Arunachal Pradesh Police, Fire Service.

While disposing of G. R . Case No. 76/07 Itanagar PS Case No. 76/07 and Session Case No. 513/08(FTC) on Dec 2, Additional District Sessions Judge, Fast Track Court, Yupia has convicted Adhikari u/s 376 (I) IPC. In default of fine, he would have to undergo further rigorous imprisonment for six months.

Adhikari would spend the prison term in District Jail, Jully.


DBYC holds counseling for CRPF lady constable aspirants

Manisha Namchoom

Itanagar, Dec 4: A half-day counseling for class X completed girls aspiring to be constables in the 3rd Mahila Battalion of the CRPF was held at Don Bosco Youth Centre (DBYC), Itanagar today.  A good number of girls from the various parts of the state attended the counseling done by Bupendra Kumar, Commandant, 138 Bn of CRPF and assisted by J. H. Mandal, Asst. Commandant.  

Candidates were given detailed information on the various formalities of filling up forms, recruitment criteria and so on.  The interest that the young aspirants have was keenly seen in the innumerable questions that they put forward to the resource persons.  Such initiatives from the CRPF is indeed highly appreciated, especially in a state like Arunachal Pradesh, where young people are looking frantically for employment opportunity.


Ramos, Pailibo & Bokars to celebrate Podi-Barbi

ITANAGAR, Dec 4: The Ramo, Pailibo and Bokar communities residing in and around the capital complex are all set to celebrate their common festival “Podi -Barbi here on December 5 next.

Ramo, Pailibo and Bokar communities are mainly concentrated in Mechukha, Monigong, Pidi and Tato circle of Mechukha Sub-Division bordering China in West Siang District.

Culture, custom and tradition of the three communities are similar and together they celebrate the Podi-Barbi festival every year.

According to the legend ‘Podi-Barbi’ means a small cricket like migratory insect which makes out a strong tweeter sound that arrives at the time of harvesting season in the region.

Since the earlier people did not use any calendar, they relied on the arrival of the small insect as their calendar for harvesting season.

The festival is celebrated in order to welcome the harvesting season and to extend thankfulness to the Mother Nature for bumper harvesting and pray for sufficient growth of crops in coming years and pray for ample hunting opportunities of wild animals.

Men and women clad in traditional attire, and enjoy the day with fun and merry making.

Like other festivals of Tani origin, the sacrifice of domestic animals during the festival is another feature and local priest called Nyubu performs the ritual.

The people are agrarian and grow maize, millet and paddy along with vegetable items, which they still practice though in a very limited quantity.

Maize was used as staple food crop as cultivation of paddy in hilly and rocky terrain was quite difficult and even if it did grow it was scanty, but with the introduction of Public Distribution System (PDS) by the government, food habits among the people have drastically changed.

The people now dependent totally on PDS item for they prefer rice to maize as food. However, they have not abandon the practice of growing maize, millet and other vegetable items for themselves and domestic animals.

These three communities have rich culture and tradition but due to lack of proper exposure to outside world, most of the people even in the state do not know much about the Ramos, Pailibos and Bokars.


Darkness prevails in Capital Region

Taba Ajum

ITANAGAR, Dec 4: ‘Andhera Kayam Hain’, a popular dialect from a famous television series Shaktiman, which roughly means ‘darkness prevails’, truly applies for capital complex roads, the moment night falls. There is no sign of any streetlight or if there exists any, you would not find it in working condition. In the midst of complete darkness, it is the light of vehicles or houses nearby roads, which illuminates streets.  No wonder that most of the recent accidents in Itanagar-Naharlagun road, which resulted in loss of valuable lives, also took place during nighttime.

While there are whole lot of talks going on to make Itanagar an ideal capital city but there is no denying that for long our government has been in sleeping mood. There have been constant reports of accidents but every time blame will either fall on driver of the vehicle involved in accident or traffic police for their inefficiency. Nobody in the city administration or the town planner seems to find out the root cause of accidents. This reporter himself travels from Itanagar to Naharlagun on regular basis during night and find this road stretch very scary. Lack of proper streetlights makes visibility so difficult that at times one cannot even notice stones lying on the road.

It is widely known that road stretching from Banderdewa to Chimpu comes under National Highway 52A, but it hardly stands up to the standard of being called as National Highway. As one drives through this stretch of road, being careful is the only way, which can save people from any accident. Adding to the problem of non-existence of streetlights, there are some places where you get glimpse of electric poles but most of it are just standing without any flicker of light.

When Power Department official of Itanagar Powerhouse at C-Sector was contacted on the issue, the reply came, “Due to the lack of equipments some of the street lights are not working.”

Police who are constantly accused of showing lack of commitment to book traffic offenders also highlighted problem of streetlights. “I do agree most of the accidents take place during night time. Some of the stretches like Papu Nallah and near Pahalwan Point have become accident sites as there is no street light making these places vulnerable,” said an official from Naharlagun police.

The central government granted whopping Rs 234.06 crore under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) scheme for ‘City Development Plan’ in Itanagar area and this gives a lot of hope to the public that things may change for good in the coming days.


Education sector to get special attention in Lumla: Jambey Tashi

Tawang, Dec 4: MLA Lumla Jambey Tashi said that top priority would be given to education sector in his constituency, which has one of the lowest literacy rates in the state.

He said this during an interactive meeting yesterday on issues pertaining to the problems faced by the SSA Teachers.

DDSE, Tawang Rinchin Phuntso along with the Village Education Committee Chairman, panchayat members, goan burahs and all the regular teachers as well as the SSA teachers of Lumla schools were present in the meeting.

Tashi remembered His Holiness Dalai Lama for His special mention on the quality of education and the special service the teachers should render for the development of knowledge in the students.

"It is important to know the psychology of the students", he said.

Citing examples of Basar, Bam and Ziro for producing educated and learned people, he said that, "Lumla is one of the areas where education is lagging behind and therefore the education sector will be given top priority".

The teachers submitted a memorandum to the MLA stating the need for overall development of students and the school faculty members; school drop-out issues, staff accommodation facilities; salary enhancement and provision of TA/DA facilities to the SSA teachers.

Tashi, promised to take up the matter to the Chief Minister and raised the same in the upcoming winter session of state legislative assembly. He requested the DDSE and education department for coordination between the teachers and VEC.

DDSE, Tawang thanked the MLA for keeping education on top priority and for organizing such interactive session with the teachers and education department.

ZPMs, Sange Norbu, Drema Tsomu, ADEOs, Lumla and Tawang, Lobsang Dawa, chief organizer Seva Dal were also  present. (DIPRO)


ANSU submits six-point memo to Education Minister

ITANAGAR, Dec 4: All Nyishi Students’ Union, to Education minister submitted a six-point memorandum today.

It demanded immediate posting of teachers in various schools in the Nyishi areas, free and compulsory text book and school uniform for students, disbursement of stipends to students of regular and recognized colleges and universities by lifting the present policy of issuing stipend based on class attendance and marks secured by the students and scholarship to the students of merits and excellence in various disciplines and levels.

Establishment of a new government model college in state capital to minimize the overcrowding, introduction of Nyishi dress in the schools within the Nyishi areas from next session in order to preserve and promote identity and culture of tribal community are other demands.

It further demanded immediate repair and maintenance of administrative buildings, boy’s and girl’s hostel and extension of classrooms with sufficient supply of furniture, drinking water and construction of fencing wall of DNG College, Itanagar.


ASHA training at Khonsa block starts

KHONSA, Dec 4: Training of ASHA’s of Khonsa block on module 4 & 5 kicked off yesterday.

The training was formally inaugurated by Dr.S.Ronya DMO in presence of Doctors and staffs of District Hospital Khonsa.

While welcoming the ASHA’s Dr.K.Perme DRCHO once again reminded the ASHA’s that NRHM was born in 2005 to improve the availability of and access to quality health care services by the people especially for those residing in rural areas, the poor, women and children.

The ASHA’s working at the grass root level will be the backbone to achieve the NRHM goal, he added.

Dr.S.Ronya informed the ASHA’s that they have been selected by the villagers of the respective village with full faith and that they will discharge their duty sincerely and hence should live up to the villagers expectation.

Out of 52 ASHA’s in Khonsa block 48 turn up to attend the training. The training is being conducted in two batches. Resource person consist of Dr.K.Perme DRCHO, Dr W A Singh SMO Kanubari CHC, Dr.K.Matey MO Wakka PHC and Arupa Das DPM Tirap.


Organization marks 25 years of Bhopal Gas tragedy

Itanagar, Dec 4: The Patanjali Yog Samiti and Bharat Swabhiman Trust Arunachal Pradesh today organized a peace rally to commemorate the passing of 25 years of Bhopal Gas tragedy of Union Carbide .

The school students, Yog teachers and the members of  the organization took part in the rally. The main aim was to pull attention of the government of India as the culprits of the tragedy are still at large.

Further, the compensation and resettlement of the major chunk of the deceased / affected people is also still pending. A pledge was taken on this occasion to boycott all the foreign origin companies, which have not been wise to the Indian interests.     

A memorandum was also submitted to the Governor & Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh in this regard.

The members gathered at C sector, Itanagar and performed some rituals for the peace of mind of all those 25000 people who lost their lives in that tragedy.


Changlang District Health Society meets to plan for the future

Changlang, Dec 4: The District health Society, Changlang organized meetings with all the PRI members, Administrative officers, ASHA’s and public at seven C.D Blocks from Nov 25-Dec 3 at Jairampur, nampong, Miao, Diyun, Bordumsa, Changlang and Khinyang.

All the facilities like infrastructure, service, work force and capacity building necessary for providing the best healthcare for the ensuing year 2010-11 were discussed at length.

Dr. Pramathesh De, District Medical officer, Changlang and Dr. P. Dutta, DRCHO, Changlang along with his team from the District health Society planned for the healthcare needs of the people of Changlang.

Dr. P.De, while speaking on the occasion called for sincere efforts from the PRI members to create awareness amongst their people about taboos attached to certain diseases like AIDS, Leprosy which would help his department to carry out the projects smoothly and successfully.


AAPSU gets a support from ALSSU

ITANAGAR, Dec 4: All Lower Subansiri Students’ Union in a meeting held today at Hapoli resolved to ban Chinese products in the district as a mark of protest against Chinese evil design and appealed the business community to refrain from selling any Chinese products in the districts.

ALSSU has resolved to submit a five-point memorandum to Chief Minister, which includes upgradation of District Hospital into General Hospital and posting of adequate police personnel at District Head quarter and Raga ADC Headquarter.

It further supporting APPSU, opposed the NSUI recruitment drive and strongly opposed the forceful membership drive. However, ALSU do not oppose any one who join willingly.

It also congratulated the government Higher Secondary School, Ziro team for winning the U-17 State Level Subroto Mukherjee Cup recently and appealed the concerned Ministry and department to encourage sports activities in the district and the state.

Meanwhile, ALSSU deeply mourn the untimely demise of former Governor SK Singh.


Contribution appreciated

ITANAGAR, Dec 4: All Collegians Co-ordination Committee, DNGC Itanagar thanked those well wishers, public leaders, officers from Upper Subansiri District for their immediate contribution to help the hostellers of the district at DNGC.


Annual Sports Day

ITANAGAR, Dec 4: Government Higher Secondary School, Palin is celebrating its 3rd Annual Sports Day from December 8-10.

Meanwhile, Education Minister Bosiram Siram and MLA Takam Tagar have consented to attend the function as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively and student leaders from AAPSU and ANSU will also attend the function as Guests.



PEWA Conference cum felicitation

ITANAGAR, Dec 4: MP Takam Sanjy and MLA Takam Tagar would attend as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour in the Palin Employees’ Welfare Association 2nd general conference cum felicitation programme of AISSSE/AISSCE toppers of Palin area, which is being held  from December 8-11.


Arunachal to get IMA branch

ITANAGAR, Dec 4: Indian Medical Association, National President Dr Ashok Adhao, National Senior Vice-President Dr. RD Dubey and Dr Vevikananada Singh, Secretary General, Manipur State Brand, IMA would be at Itanagar on December 15 and 16 to start the IMA Arunachal Pradesh branch.


B’day of Thakur Anukulchandra

ITANAGAR, Dec 4: The 122nd birthday of Sri Sri Thakur Anukulchandra would be celebrated with a day-long programme at Satsang centre, Itanagar on December six.

The celebration will begin with usha kirtan at 5.50 am which will be followed by congregational prayer at 9 am, procession at 10 am and prasad distribution at 11.30 am and Ananda bazar at 12 noon.  Afternoon programs include Matri Sammelon at 3.15 pm, evening prayer at 4-40 pm and the celebration will conclude with reading from the divine messages of Sri Sri Thakur.


Impact of Chinese Goods

ITANAGAR: Responding to a question raised by Takam Sanjoy on the impact of Chinese goods in Indian Market, Minister of Commerce and Industries informed that during 2008-2009, goods worth Rs 147605.60 was imported from China. This a quantum jump from Rs 79008.61 in 2006-2007.

It was further informed that in view of the reports of melamine contamination in the milk and milk products in China, the Indian govt imposed a ban on dairy products on the advice of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India.

While responding to steps being taken by the centre on the influx of Chinese goods, the House was informed that any domestic concerns arising out of imports are addressed by provision of World Trade Agreement.


Lawyer’s house attacked

ITANAGAR: In an unsavory incident, group of miscreants’ reportedly attacked house of one Subu Kechi, an advocate with Itanagar bench of Guwahati high court at Ziro on Thursday night. In the ensuing incident mob pelted stones leading to breaking of window panes and forcefully tried to enter into house from gate, alleged Subu Kechi.

An FIR have been lodged in this regard and Kechi asked the authorities to arrest the culprit.


Governor’s quiz

ITANAGAR: State level Governor’s quiz competition for the year 2009 was held on Wednesday in the auditorium of government higher secondary school, Itanagar. Government higher secondary school, Seppa secured first position with cash prize of Rs. 1000 and a running trophy. Second and third spot were captured by government higher secondary school Bomdila and Mengio respectively. Various teams from different district participated in the event.


First Women DTO in Arunachal

ITANAGAR: Kempi Pakam, trained J/T Guide Captain in Aalo West Siang District has been appointed as District Trainer and Organiser Bharat Scouts and Guides Aalo West Siang District.

The DTO is the Amalgamation of District Training Commissioner  and District Organising Commissioner. She is a Himalayan Wood Badge and District Level Officer Certificate holder, which is a desired qualification of a DTO in the Organisation.