December 20


News Impact

Cash reward stands

ITANAGAR, Dec 19: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be kept secret.  The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006


District level Science exhibition held

AALO, Dec 19: VKV Jirdin and Kamba Hr. Sec. School stood first and second respectively in the District Level Science Exhibition on the theme “Science and Society,” held at BRC Office building at PI Colony Middle School yesterday. Both the schools will represent West Siang district in the state level science exhibition at Itanagar on December 20. Students from Govt. Hr. Sec. Schools Aalo, Basar, Kamba, Rumgong and VKV Jirdin took part in the day-long exhibition with various scientific models.

The exhibition was formally inaugurated by Markar Padu, Principal Govt. Hr. Sec. School Aalo and encouraged the students to develop scientific temperament in them in the age of science and technology.


APMCC condemns Delhi gangrape

ITANAGAR, Dec 19: Arunachal Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee (APMCC) has strongly condemned the brutal rape of a girl at New Delhi. Further APMCC has called for strong punishment to the culprits and stated that such heinous crimes should not be tolerated in this country.


Drive against unregistered vehicles

TEZU, Dec 19: As many as 40 two wheelers were seized and detained during a special checking drive against un-registered vehicles jointly by the Police and the Transport Department at Tezu township area today.

The detained bikes will be released only after proper verification and valid registration.

The special drive against the un-registered vehicles will continue, informed the District Transport Officer, Tezu. DIPRO


Students unions demand early recruitment in remaining posts

ITANAGAR, Dec 19: The district students’ unions of Tirap, Changlang and Longding have demanded for early recruitment of the remaining 33 posts of SIs specially reserved for the three districts.

The All Tirap District Students’ Union, the All Changlang District Students Union and All Longding District Students’ Union in a joint press statement claimed that the authority in its advertisement published recently has mentioned only 28 posts of SIs whereas the total number of posts sanctioned exclusively for the three districts were 61. The Union trio sought a clarification from the authority regarding the missing 33 posts.

It further stated that as per the Govt notification, 80% of the total 1949 posts are reserved for the three districts under the special package.

The three organizations further claimed that the Director General of Police in its corrigendum published on February 21 had assured to conduct the remaining posts of Sub-Inspector, Head Constable (Telecom), Cook, Water Carrier, Sweeper and Barber subsequently according to the recruitment rules for these districts only.


Awareness camp

ITANAGAR, Dec 19: Mumpa Palla Multipurpose Society has organized one-day awareness camp on Horticulture, Agriculture, Veterinary and Handloom at Gangtung village under Seema Panchayat recently.

On the occasion, ASM Chairperson Nabam Yakum encouraging the farmers on Horticulture and Agriculture appealed them to maintain peace and tranquility in the society and also highlighted various development policies.

Chairman of the society Nabam Nera also spoke on the occasion.


AAPYO urges for amicable solution

ITANAGAR, Dec 19: All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organization in a  representation to Chief Minister urged the government to find out  permanent and amicable solution to the demands of the organization  regarding immediate shifting of Greenfield Airport from Hollongi to  Karsingsa.

It also sought explanation behind the shifting of airport project from Karsingsa to Hollongi.


Union appeals for compensation

ITANAGAR, Dec 19: All Nacho Area Students Union has appealed to the concern authority to provide compensation to one Takam Nalo, an electrician who was reportedly electrocuted on 17th of this month while carrying out repairing work at Nacho market area. Currently admitted at RK Mission hospital, Nalo is seriously injured and battling for life, it said.


JIMAGO win football tournament

ITANAGAR, Dec 19: The JIMAGO team defeated Liche Ete team 3-2 in the final to win the football tournament organized under the banner of Likabali Sports Association at Likabali on December 12 last.

The final day of the tournament was attended by Gumke Riba, Youth General Secretary of All India Rajiv Gandhi Bichar Manch (Intl).

He advised the young players to maintain discipline and practice hard to become a good player. He encouraged them to take up sports professionally and bring laurels to the state by winning at higher level competitions. He donated Rs.20,000 to the fund of organizing committee as a token of appreciation.

The tournament was conducted among players below 18 years. 18 teams participated in the tournament.






157 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large. 

Departments urged to ensure maximum revenue collection

ITANAGAR, Dec 19: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has reiterated his concern on the issue of revenue generation and particularly the instances of revenue leakage that is hurting the state’s coffer.

“Without revenue it is impossible for us to give good and pro-development governance to the people,” he said in his concluding remarks of the 2-day conference of Deputy Commissioners, Superintendents of Police and Head of Departments here this evening.

Organized by the department of General Administration (GA) and District Administration (DA), the 2-day conference, which witnessed a record participation and brainstorming sessions, concluded today at Banquet Hall. The conference was yesterday inaugurated by Governor Gen J J Singh in presence of the Chief Minister, Cabinet Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries.

Tuki, who attended and joined each of the sessions all through the two days, said that the district administrations and Head of Departments should ensure maximization of revenue collection while simultaneously seal all means of leakages.

“It may be difficult task but not impossible. If we tighten up our belts, we will see results in a couple of years. So let’s start working from tomorrow,” he advised. The Chief Minister also beckoned the officials to focus particularly on education and health sectors. He said people, especially in rural areas, are being deprived of quality services and asked for plans to revamp these two sectors.

Especially concerned about defunct and non-performing schools, he suggested that DCs may identify such schools so that these can be handed over to competent NGOs with assistance from the government to run them.

Tuki also suggested the DCs to streamline issuance of gun licenses, to ban hunting, illegal timber felling and fishing by blasting and poisoning, create awareness against jhum cultivation and maintain cordial relation with their counterparts in neighboring Assam.

Another important suggestion he made was that setting up of mobile offices from time to time at places where there is no administrative offices so that issues, grievances and official works of the people could be resolved on the spot.

“People in rural areas may find it difficult to come to headquarters for official works. Why don’t you take your offices to them at their place?” he suggested.

The two-day conference had threadbare discussions on issues like work culture of government employees, revenue generation, self-employment and skill development programmes, CM’s Agriculture Mechanization Programme, CM’s Health Insurance Scheme for BPL families, law and order, progress of activities under the PM’s Package, ILP, e-governance, etc.

During the discussion on CM’s Health Insurance Scheme, the Chief Minister formally launched the Rashtriya Swasth Beema Yojana (RSBY) in the state that would be implemented by the state Rural Department.

Also present with the Chief Minister all through the sessions were Finance, Planning and PWD Minister Chowna Mein and Education Minister Bosiram Siram along with several Parliamentary Secretaries.

Later in the evening, an informal programme was arranged to felicitate outgoing Chief Secretary Tabom Bam by the Chief Minister. Bam will be leaving soon to take over his new post as Secretary, Inter-State Council, Government of India, on promotion.



CM launches Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana

ITANAGAR, Dec 19: Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY), a health insurance scheme for BPL households  was launched today by the Chief Minister Nabam Tuki amidst presence of various ministers, parliamentary secretaries, Chief Secretary, heads of departments, DCs and SPs. It was launched during the second day of the conference of all heads of departments, DCs and SPs at Banquet Hall.  

Speaking on the occasion, the CM said that the scheme will help provide quality healthcare to all the beneficiaries which will help bring down the mortality rate. The CM further informed that the service providers, the Royal Sundaram Alliance Insurance Company limited have already signed MoU with the state govt. and will provide health insurance cover under the govt. sponsored RSBY to the BPL families in the state. Mentioning that initially 10 districts had been enlisted for the scheme, the CM assured to take up the matter for the rest 7 districts. The CM further asked all the officers present to take it as an opportunity to get themselves aware about the scheme.

RSBY is a unique scheme which empowers the card holder to get cashless treatment from all RSBY network hospitals across India. The scheme covers hospital expenses of a BPL family of five members for up to Rs. 30,000. The company has empanelled 9 hospitals across districts of Papum Pare, East Siang, West Siang, Lower Subansiri, West Kameng, East Kameng, Changlang, Lohit and Tirap. The beneficiaries of RSBY can choose to go to any network hospitals in any district in India and the benefits can be availed by producing the smartcard at the hospital. Approximately 40 thousand BPL families are expected to get benefit by the scheme in the state.

Earlier, the Secretary RD, B R Babu, in his speech requested all the DCs to extend all help and support as they are the chief executive officers. Since healthcare is an important aspect for poor people, the scheme will help provide maximum coverage to poor families, he added. DIPR



3 Co-accused in Jumkar Basar murder case arrested

ITANAGAR, Dec 19:Continuing its investigation into the Jumkar Basar murder case, a police team of Doimukh PS led by investigating officer SI B Krong under the supervision of OC Inspector L Bagra and CI (P) R Khomrang has arrested one of the three absconding co-accused, namely, Rajiv Payeng (28) from his residence at Kothalguri village under Nowbaishya PS in Assam’s North Lakhimpur district on Dec 7 night.

The arrestee, presently under 14 days police remand, has confessed his guilt, according to a release issued by Doimukh PS.

Two other co-accused, namely,  Raj Pegu and Ajit Pegu, were arrested by Assam Police recently and a requisition has been made before the court for their production warrant. Hence, the case has been solved, the release said.

Jumkar Basar was found brutally murdered near under-construction railway track at Gumto village of Doimukh on August 14 last.  Police had launched an investigation after registering a case (No. 29/2012 U/S 302/120B/34 IPC) at the Doimukh PS and had arrested four accused, namely, Hem Chandra Das, Damkir Gibo, Vijay Pegu alias Bipul Taid and Nayan Pegu alias Giogi Tame during joint search operations by police from both Papum Pare and North Lakhimpur districts in August last.



Differences resolved, AAPSU election as scheduled

ITANAGAR, Dec 19: The  differences of opinion regarding All Arunachal Pradesh Student Union (AAPSU) election which arose out of ‘communication gap’ has been resolved amicably and the election will be held as scheduled from Dec 21 at Dera Natung Govt College, Itanagar. This was announced by chief election commissioner for AAPSU election Sikka Gapak (All Nyishi Students Union  president)  in a joint press meet held at Hotel Donyi-Polo Ashok here this  evening. Outgoing AAPSU president Takam Tatung, Interim committee, DSUs, 24th general election (AAPSU), chairman Tagru Tame and ALSU president cum election returning officer Tadar Tarish were also present during the press briefing.

Clarifying the misunderstanding arising out of some communication gap, Sikka Gapak made it clear that the matter has been resolved after  consultation with the interim committee chairman Tagru Tame  and outgoing AAPSU president Takam Tatung.

“We have come under the banner of one AAPSU and we want strong AAPSU”, said Gapak. In an emotional appeal to all, Gapak further said  AAPSU needs all the 17 districts of the state to work in unison for bright future of Arunachal Pradesh.

He also appealed to the state Govt, district administration and Police to work out strategies  and  extend cooperation for smooth conduct of AAPSU election.

While referring to the reported writ petition filed in Supreme Court  by one Utkarsh Agarwal regarding AAPSU election during November last, Gapak also requested the people in the helm of affairs not to play petty politics. “There will be one AAPSU and one organization”, Gapak reiterated.

Addressing the media persons, Tarish said consensus has been reached  for smooth conduct of the  election as per scheduled. He requested all the delegates who are going to participate in the AAPSU election to extend cooperation.  

While giving details of the circumstances which leads to formation of the Interim Committee, DSUs for 24th AAPSU general election Tagru Tame said he had gone through the details of  the AAPSU election and  had to accept his appointment as chairman of the Interim Committee to keep the image of AAPSU intact after consultation with contesting candidates and DSUs. “There was fear of clashes that might have occurred after the failed election process at Ziro,” he said.

Tame also highlighted some rules and regulations framed for smooth conduct of election.  

Addressing the media, Takam Tatung  squarely blamed the  state Govt  and Lower Subansiri district administration for their failure to arrest anyone even after seizure of  a huge cache of arms during the proposed General Conference-cum-Election at Ziro. “No one has been arrested or booked despite seizure of 347 fire arms during the deferred 24th election of AAPSU at Ziro’, he said.

 Stating that he had done everything possible for smooth conduct of the election under the AAPSU constitution, Tatung also apologized for rescheduling of the dates and venues of the union’s election. He also apologized for the inconvenience caused to Christian community. The outgoing AAPSU president further appealed to all the former AAPSU leaders, state Govt and district administration to cooperate and support for smooth conduct of the election as scheduled.

Reacting to the reported filing of a writ petition by one Utkarsh Agarwal of New Delhi with the Supreme Court of India regarding 24th general conference cum election of AAPSU, Tatung  cautioned the Govt not to undermine AAPSU. He flayed the state Govt for not informing AAPSU about the SC petition at the earliest despite the fact that the Chief Secretary’s office had received the FAX copy of the order on Nov 24, 26 and 29 last.  While urging the state Govt to verify the antecedents of Agarwal, Tatung hoped that  the new AAPSU team would fight against  the petition filed at SC after election.



Training cum workshop on medicinal plant

ITANAGAR, Dec 19: Divisional Forest Officer, Likabali, Jumdo Geiyi exhorted the people of the area to exploit the natural resources without destroying the ecological balance.

Attending a training cum workshop on medicinal plants organized at Likabali today, Geiyi stated that Arunachal is bestowed with abundant medicinal plants but due to lack of knowledge in identification we could not get the fruits of such resources available around us. He urged the participants to take up medicinal plant cultivation as a source of additional income besides Horticulture and Agriculture crops. He suggested the farmers, PRIs and NGO representatives attended to take full advantage of such training and workshop.

The resource person, Dr. L R Bhuyan, Scientist from SFRI, Itanagar gave deliberation on medicinal plants available from tropical to Alpine with slide show. Dr. Bhuyan exhibited the saplings of medicinal plants with charts specially found in the lower altitude in and around Likabali division.

Science students from Govt. Hr. Secondary school also took keen interest and had interaction with the resource persons and officers from Agriculture and Horticulture Department. The Training cum workshop was sponsored by State CAMPA, Env. and Forest Department.



T Padu conferred Eminent Educationist Award  

ITANAGAR, Dec 19: Dr. Tejum Padu, Joint Director of Higher & Technical Education, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh has been awarded “The Eminent Educationist Award’” for his outstanding achievement in the field of education by National and International Compendium, New Delhi.

Dr. Padu served as lecturer in English at Govt. College, Itanagar for 10 years, programme officer, NSS for more than 5 years at DNG College, Itanagar.

He also served as Assistant Registrar of the then Arunachal University, now, Rajiv Gandhi University for 2 years on deputation from 1994-96. Since 1997 he is in the Directorate of Higher & Technical Education.

He also held additional charge of State Liaison Officer, NSS for 4 years from 1997-200. With his sincere efforts as Project Manager of State Project Implementation Unit (SPIU) under the Tech Ed-III Project, assisted by the World Bank the Rajiv Gandhi Govt. Polytechnic, Itanagar was established as per the time bound period.

He also had the opportunity to visit many of the technical institutes in India and Germany in 2003. He is also the author of the books “Partition in the novels of Khushwant Singh and Manohar Malgaonkar” and “Mopin Popir”. He has also written some Galo prayer songs and poems. He has extensively toured for educational expansion to many corners of Arunachal Pradesh. He is also Sah Prant Pramukh and trustee of Vivekananda Kendriya, Arunachal Pradesh. He is nominee Chairman of Kendriya Vidyalaya –II, Itanagar and also the Member of Executive Board/Governor Body of NEZCC, Dimapur.



Pre-Christmas celebrated

ITANAGAR, Dec 19: Pre-Christmas was celebrated by Arunachal Pradesh Lutheran Church Circle (APLCC) at Mission Compound, Hollongi Lutheran Church yesterday.

Attending the celebration, Parliamentary Secretary (RWD & DST), Kumar Waii exhorted the Christmas revelers to imbibe the Christmas spirit which fosters social harmony, fraternity among various communities. Expressing serious concern over degradation of moral values in the society today, he appealed all to work relentlessly to redeem our wayward youths from vicious bondage of social evils and channelize youth energy in the nation building.

Ex-Councilor of erstwhile NEFA Nabam Runghi in his inspirational and motivational speech appealed Christian brethren to maintain unity, peace and harmony for all round development of the state. He also recalled his various experiences during the formative years of Christianity in the state.

Earlier, Speaker of the celebration, Rev. Nampung Gyadi from Arunachal Christian Revival Church Council delivered the words of God on the theme “The Kingdom of God is near”.

Arunachal Christian Forum General Secretary Toko Teki, the Zilla Parishad Member of Lower Balijan, believers from neighbouring churches, Gaon Buras, panchayat leaders and general public attended the function.



Christmas Premier Football League begins

ITANAGAR, Dec 19: Taksing Tagru Sports Club defeated Ajing Arum Football Club 4-0 in the opening match of the first ever Christmas Premier Football League at Indira Gandhi Park here today.

Taksing Tagru Sports Club sought into lead 16th minutes into the match through goal from Kuppa. Taksing Taping added another goal in 25th minutes to increase the lead (2-0). The team was leading 2-0 in the half time.

Hibu Gambu and Toko Tapa scored a goal each in 60th and 81st minutes respectively to seal the fate of Ajing Arum.

Earlier, inaugurating the tournament by kicking a football, Arunachal Karate Do Association (AKA) general secretary Bulang Marik delivered few words of advises to the players. In his speech, Marik advised them to abstain from bad habits like taking alcohol, drugs etc. Discouraging early marriage, Marik explained how early marriages affects the performance and careers of a good sportsperson, He advised the players to maintain discipline, the mantra for success. He contributed few amounts to the fund of the organizing committee as a token of appreciation.

Range Forest Officer Taba Teni, in his brief speech, highly appreciated the E-Sector Indira Gandhi Park Forest Colony Youth Forum for organizing the tournament. He advised the players to practice hard to become a good footballer. “All things in life start small and then grow bigger,” he said while giving importance on such tournaments where players get an opportunity to expose their hidden talents. Teni contributed few amounts to the organizing committee fund for sweets and light refreshment for the players.

The participating teams are, TT FC, Nioph Nia FC, IGP FC, VV FC, Nyokum Lapang FC, Shining Boys FC, Ajing Arum FC, Ngurang FC, Senki Village FC, Chimpu FC, Good Shepherd FC, East Kameng FC, Dokum Doni FC, Upper ESS FC, Friendship FC, Barapani FC, Paney Brothers FC.

Today’s matches”

Shining Boys FC vs East Kameng FC (9 am), Vivek Vihar FC vs All ESS Sector FC (12 oon); Friendship FC vs Nioph Nia FC (2 pm).

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India’s working-age population increasing

According to latest World Development report brought out by the World Bank India's medium-size businesses are not growing and the share of informal workers in organized firms is up from 32 per cent in 2000 to 68 per cent in 2010. A majority of firms are born small but in India they also tend to stay small, the report said adding in India, the productivity of a 35 year-old firm merely doubles and its headcount actually falls by a fourth. As a result, there is a “missing middle” of medium-sized firms.

The report also highlights how the world of work is rapidly evolving. Demographic shifts, technological progress and lasting effects of the international financial crisis are reshaping the employment landscape in countries around the world.

Calling for a strong urbanisation policy for India for creating better jobs, the report also emphasized the need for labour policies that were not too stringent.

With the working age population increasing by 7 million people each year in India, accelerating urban development and increasing labor flexibility are key to creating jobs in more productive activities, thus sustaining growth and reducing poverty, the flagship publication from the World Bank said.

Vibrant cities and economic clusters can invigorate firm dynamics, help fill the missing middle and result in more productive jobs.



Dear Editor,

Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to clarify in regards to the letter published by the outgoing Executive team headed by the Tojum Poyom, Ringu Kuku, Nabam Tamar and Debia Muj on 18th Dec 2012. Undersigned on behalf of the head of apex students organization of the state (AAPSU) as a whole would like to state that the Reader Forum article published by your daily is baseless and without any constitutional provision from the union constitution. I am also made to believe that some of the names of my executive members were used without their consent. It is well known that under the provision of the AAPSU Constitution the total elected Executive members and federal organs are 46(Forty Six) members. But few members wrote baseless letter by violating Constitution of AAPSU.

I would like to inform everyone that I as head of AAPSU had strictly maintained the constitution of AAPSU. As per the provision of the Union Constitution I abided the constitution and preamble of the union, adopted on 15th October 1967, we do hereby ORDAIN, ADOPT, ENACT and GIVE to OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION. As a head of the Union, I had never gone beyond the constitution of the AAPSU and till date I always go with the constitution of the AAPSU. The AAPSU is the not private property of any individual, I always respect the provision of the union Constitution, and nobody is the above the constitution of AAPSU, nobody is the above the law. So I always go with the principle of the rule of law. I also appeal all the candidates to remember AAPSU Martyrs like Kipa Kache, Tabom Bam, Khyoda Dolo and many other student activists who sacrificed their life for cause of AAPSU and for welfare of tribal community of state.

I had a joint press conference with the Interim committee recently where everything was cleared. The election part of 24th General conference cum election to be held at DNGC College from 21st to 24th Dec 2012 is being held as per rule of law and strict abides the constitution of the AAPSU. Therefore, I on behalf of the rest of 46 (Forty Six) executive members and executive organ, term the article published in reader forum column of your daily as baseless.

I appeal all the primary members and federal members of the AAPSU institution Viz: DSU, BSU, Postgraduate students, college students Union and School Students Union to not get confused on scheduled of election process. As per article 21-clause C of AAPSU constitution, I had appointed election commissioner to hold the election process at DNG College, Itanagar from 21st of December. I would like to clarify that entire process for election has been done under purview of AAPSU constitution. I believe that nobody is above the constitution which was framed by our past great AAPSU leaders and therefore allegation of me going against AAPSU interest is deeply hurting.

Lastly I request all the community Based students Organization/ District Students unions to maintain the principle of peaceful harmonies and co existence in relation to all tribes of Arunachal as one Arunachalee.


Takam Tatung,

Outgoing President,





Please visit and try to learn our problem  

Dear Editor,

Thanking your Daily in heaps and bounds, for abridging and letting the Mango People alias the Poor Farmers of East, West and Upper Siang district, voice out and let reach their cry to the concerned authorities and individuals through your esteemed Readers Column. I would further more like to give certain clarification to the "Clarification to open letter to PWD & Finance Minister" by the Executive Engineer, Pasighat Highway Division, PWD Pasighat published in your daily on 15th December.

How easily have you (most respected Executive Engineer, Highway PWD, Pasighat Division) thrown off your responsibility to Delhi MoRTH for maintaining the Pasighat Pangin Road and especially for maintaining the breached Wing walls of Sideng Bridge. It is a point to be pondered and even after best attempt, could not digest and accept that explanation in all means and ways.

How callously you have intended to say and write on record that, Minister PWD & Finance does not have the liability to look after the welfare of the poor people of the state!!!

How abruptly you have tried to imprint that even if the said road is not under the control of the Minister PWD & Finance, Minister has sympathized upon us and released the sanctions for maintaining the same bridge. But, I suppose, we the people are not asking for any illegitimate favours and sympathy from anyone or even from the supreme God. If it's the reason for the sanctioning of the funds for the maintenance of the bridge, we would say “Please do keep your sympathy and favours with you", because, we are demanding our own rights and as per rules the National Highway should be maintained in a way that heavy vehicles can ply throughout the year. But, we have been deprived off that facility since last six months, wherein only VIP SUVs and Small cars only can pass through the NH 229, depriving buses and trucks, the common transport of the Mango People. What we are asking for is not a VIP road, but a common people's road!

What use will it be, this season for the road to be open to common man transports after the harvests are over? After the crops have rotted away just like that? After the Agriculture Market Produce Committee (APMC) have taxed us unnecessarily and meaninglessly without any services or a minimum support price? What use and benefit will it be, after all the middle men the so called "dalals" or agents have sucked our blood and sweat without any sweating and hard work?

What I would really want to suggest to Minister PWD & Finance by an appeal and to redress our grievances in the easiest and fastest way is that, as your benign self always proclaims that this Government is a People First Government, and in order to practically prove your slogan, we the Poor Farmers of East, West and Upper Siang do welcome you to visit some of the Agriculture and Horticulture Farms and Gardens by travelling in a Common man's Transport, either in a Truck, a Tractor or a Bus. And I bet, the concerned departments will surely see to it that the Bridge is Communicable by that Aam Admi transport even in a single day.

So, Minister, we are your people and we do believe in your words that you will deliver to prove your people first slogan and see to it that people are really benefited first and encouraged to pursue further more into growing Cash crops and earn more.

In order to solve the long pending woes of the poor farmers, we really welcome you to our farm and gardens by travelling on a APST Bus or a Truck. Because we have seen Madam Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi also travel in buses (Aam Admi transports) and both of them always profess austerity and shout out loud "Hamare Haath AAM ADMI ke Saath". Sir, we sincerely believe that, your one visit to any Garden just above Sideng river on a public transport will let the respected Executive Engineer, Highway, PWD, Pasighat division, camp at Sideng Bridge and see to it that the wing walls are restored in a day or two and that will be really helpful in letting us earn a Re. 1/- (Rupee One) more on a Kilo of Ginger and a piece of Orange. We, prostrate before minister with folded hands to accept our invitation which will bring us joy and even profits for our hard works by a rupee more.


Vijay Taram

On behalf of all Farmers of East, West and Upper Siang.




Niba Hospital offers better treatment than outside hospital

Dear Editor,

Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to ventilate few grievances of those Arunachalees, who are  suffering from ailments like back pain, shoulder pain, leg pain etc. I am one of the such back pain patient since last many years and my doctor from GMCH and GNRC, Guwahati has referred me to CMC Vellore or Apolo Hospital Delhi, for further treatment. Before leaving to Vellore, once I visited at Niba hospital, Pappu Nalah for counseling and doctor advised me to take physiotherapy counseling in same Hospital. Now I am doing daily exercise under the guidance of few qualified physiotherapy Doctors at Niba hospital. My health has improved tremendously after a weeklong treatment. As per my experience "Niba hospital located at Pappu Nallah  in between the twin beautiful city of Naharlagun and Itanagar is one of the best hospitals in India where all treatment facilities are available and cost of treatment are also very cheap. Any poor person can bear the treatment and will save money from going to outside places like Apolo Delhi, CMC, and Vellore. Please don't waste your time and money. Every patient needs better treatment for their health, not the name of the reputed Hospital and Doctors which will help them. Thanks to Niba Hospital Authority and my Doctors.


Chakpu Raju,





AAPSU should be for genuine students  

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I on behalf of the student community of Arunachal Pradesh would like to raise few questions regarding the ongoing All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) conference & election.

The said election is meant to be a student’s election which should have been very calm and peace in its conduct but here it is opposite. Even the assembly election in our state is being conducted very peacefully. My next question is, are they (candidates) really the representatives of the student body because in my knowledge and from the hoarding advertisements I came to know few of them. Many candidates are married and having children, moreover few of them may be having more than one wives and it is shocking to know that few candidates have just joined various courses simply to be called student and few of them were employed under Arunachal Pradesh Govt. or others and just to contest they resigned temporarily or permanently. In my view there must be age limit for all the candidates so that a genuine student can take up the charge and serve the student community.


Miti Hunn, Itanagar





Dear Editor,  

In the news item of Arunachal Times dated 18.12.2012 under the headline “BBK CONVENTION CONCLUDES” in page no 3, my name has been mentioned with designation as Chairman of Adi Ao Tosina Kebang. I would like to clarify that I am not holding any such portfolio and there is no any such organization exists in Adi Community. However, I earlier held the portfolio of Secretary General of Adi Baané Kébang, being the founder Secretary of Adi Baané Kébang. Therefore, I would like to clarify the said news item at earliest to avoid any controversy within the community.


Taring Tabí, Pasighat, East Siang, AP





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