December 16

Unfit school dress

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: Unfit school dresses made of low quality materials are still being distributed to students in various schools of the district  which have become useless for them, said AdiSU in its complaint letter to the Deputy Director of School Education cum DPO, SSA, East Siang. Moreover, many students have not yet received uniforms which were supposed to be provided at the beginning of the academic session as per RTE rules and guidelines, AdiSU alleged.

It demanded replacement of those unfit school dresses and early distribution of uniforms to those who have not yet received.

Further, AdiSU demanded the DDSE cum DPO, SSA not to make payment to the concern supplier(s) of these school garments until these unfit dresses are replaced with fitting/suitable ones.


Dissidence supported by BJP: CM

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki said dissidence movement against his government is being supported by BJP.

“I thought dissidence is being done on leadership issue and is within Congress party. But event of last few days and audio recording clearly shows that dissidence is being done at the behest of BJP. The questionable role of Governor in this whole political situation shows us who are behind this dissidence movement,” said Tuki.


Traffic diversion

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: The National Highway (NH-415) from Arunachal State Hospital tri-junction to Chandni Hotel tri-junction, Naharlagun will remain closed for traffic from December 16 on security reasons.

Police have made alternative arrangements for incoming and outgoing traffic.

Vehicles coming from Itanagar will be diverted at ASH tri-junction via Prem Nagar and take the highway again at helipad tri-junction.

Similarly, vehicles coming from Nirjuli will be diverted at Chandni Hotel tri-junction and take the highway back at G-extension tri-junction, Naharlagun, informed Capital SP Devender Arya.


Official suspended

Itanagar, Dec 15: Assistant Director of Land Management, Government of Arunachal Taken Doke has been placed under suspension today by government. A source said that he has been suspended for not responding to High Court case.


AAPSU protest rally politically

motivated: ANYA

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) in a release claimed that the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU)’s proposed protest rally during the Assembly session is politically motivated.

ANYA alleged that the rally is being organized with the intent to disrupt the Assembly session with dictation from a certain quarter.

Reasoning that the assembly session scheduled from tomorrow will not be conducive enough to pass a fresh Bill on Chakma and Hajong issue peacefully and successfully due to present political turmoil, ANYA called upon the apex students’ body of the state to reconsider their protest rally considering the current volatile political situation. They should rather cooperate with the govt. in order to end the political deadlock in public interest.

ANYA appealed to the parents and guardians not to encourage their wards to participate in the proposed rally and also cautioned the students from being misguided.


DC takes stock of law and order situation

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: Itanagar Capital Complex, Deputy Commissioner Mige Kamki has informed that sufficient police forces are deployed at the disposal of the magistrates to tackle any kind of situation on law and order and emergency situation. He was taking stock of the law and order situation in continuation of preparation in view of the pre-ponement of the Legislative Assembly session summoned by the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh in the emergency meeting attended by the Executive Magistrates in the Conference Hall of the DC Itanagar Capital Complex.

The DC briefed the Magistrates about their duty and asked them to maintain law and order in the respective area including the state assembly premises and adjoining area by all means to ensure peace and tranquility. The meeting was attended by all magistrates of the Capital Complex. DIPRO


Governor reviews law and order

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh JP Rajkhowa reviewed the law and order situation in the State, particularly State Capital with Home Minister Tanga Byaling, Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi, Principal Secretary (Home) Dharmendra Sharma and top state police officers at Raj Bhawan here today.

He advised the Home Minister and Chief Secretary to take all precautionary measures and necessary actions to contain any untoward incidents that may arise out of the present situation.

The State Government should take measures to strengthen law and order and ensure that there is no breach of peace and tranquilly in view of prevailing situation in the State, the Governor said.

The Governor also advised them that message should go to the people that any act of violence or breach of law and order will be dealt strongly.

Director General of Police S. Nithiananda and Superintendent of Police, Capital Devendra Arya attended the meeting along with security officers from other agencies. PRO to Raj Bhawan


Training for mothers on parenting held

ITANAGAR, Dec 15:  A day-long training programme by Rajiv Gandhi University’s Women Studies and Research Centre was organized for mothers on parenting at the University’s mini auditorium today.

During the training, which was attended by over 50 participants, topics like, Mother and Parenting, Mother and Healthy living, Child Abuse, Violence and Child’s Rights and Importance of physical fitness and diet were discussed.

Dr. Elizabeth Hangsing, Dr. Kim Lhungdim, Chapiak Lowang and Dr. Anil Mili were the resource persons of the training.


Job Mela held at Khonsa

KHONSA, Dec 15: Tirap Deputy Commissioner, Ravi Jha  has called on the Vocational Training Providers to provide every possible facility to the selected candidates during training and provide the jobs to the successful candidates in the reputed  companies.

Jha was speaking at the Job Mela cum selection rally under CM’s flagship programme for skill development and employment generation which was conducted at District Industries Centre, Khonsa on Dec 14.

A total of seven Vocational Training Providers participated in the programme while 280 candidates registered for vocational training in different trades.  

DDI, P Arangham also spoke in the programme.


BADP schemes at Jorging Outpost inspected

YINGKIONG, Dec 15: The Border Area Development Programme (BADP) works at Jorging Outpost under Tuting sub-division, Upper Siang were inspected by an official team led by Upper Siang DRDA Project Director, Hengo Basar recently.

The officials inspected works for renovation of foot tracks, foot suspension bridges, rest shed projects for the security personnel on the way to Jorging Military Outpost Base camp.

The team started on foot from Panggo village on Nov 24 took eight days to reach Jorging. The ITBP personnel stationed at the Jorging camp hosted the DRDA team.

It was revealed that the foot tracks were well maintained during the presence of Central Public Work Department and Union Territory days, but no maintenance work has been carried since past many years now due to which the tracks are damaged at innumerable places and even is totally absent at many locations. The ITBP and defence personnel with their own arrangements have to tie nylon ropes to cross many critical and dangerous locations.

On being updated by the ITBP personnel on the situation of the track and communication hindrance, PD H Basar assured to impress upon the government and concerned officials to highlight the serious problems for regular maintenance of the tracks.

The outpost is the second farthest border outpost on the Indo-China border and was established in 1959. It is located at a height of 2100 MASL with temperatures ranging from 22°C to -5° C. DIPRO


Nirjuli 132KV/33KV substation being upgraded

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: The Power GRID Corporation of India Limited is upgrading the 10 MVA ICT of Nirjuli 132KV/33KV substation to 50 MVA w.e.f December 10, the reason why there is frequent power cuts in the Capital Complex for the last few days.

EE (E) State Load Dispatch Centre and Transmission Division-II N Perme in a press release informed that the up-gradation works will be completed on February 20 next year.

The shut down shall be round the clock and had been approved by OCC forum of North-Eastern Regional Power Committee (NERPC), Shillong . As such, during the entire time for up- gradation works, Nirjuli 132KV/33KV Sub-station shall operate only with 1 ICT of capacity 16 MVA. On the circumstances as stated above the Power supply to Capital complex shall be made through 16 MVA ICT of 132/33KV Sub-station, Nirjuli, 132/33 KV S/Station, Lekhi and Chimpu 132/33KV substation.


ASF seeks removal of SSA DPC

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: The Arunachal Students’ Federation (ASF) has sought removal of assistant teacher (AT) Langbia Rima from the post of district project coordinator (DPC) SSA in Kurung Kumey. In its representation to the education minister asking for a qualified officer as DPC, it claimed that the AT also holds the post of district gender coordinator.

The federation alleged that the appointment is illegal and not according to the recruitment rule.

If the post of DPC is put up in the hands of an ineligible incumbent, what will be the future of the students in the state? it asked.


Release salary: AAPLU

ITANAGAR, Dec 15:The All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union (AAPLU) has demanded early release of salary for the staffs and labourers of Arunachal Pradesh Forest Corporation Ltd claiming that they have not been paid their salaries for the last two months.

In its memorandum submitted to the chief minister, it further claimed that the labourers under the corporation have also not received their bonus since 2006.


Church dedicated

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: A church dedication programme was held at Grace Covenant Church New Building at Donyi Polo Vidya Bhawan road on December 13 last by its founder cum senior pastor Tojom Koyu.

During the programme, around 500 believers from Assam and Arunachal attended the programme.


Stay politically neutral: AACS

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: The Arunachal Anticorruption Sena (ACS) has requested everyone to be politically neutral claiming that some politically vested NGOs are trying to create law and order problem with communal overtone.


Constituency level 3rd CM’s trophy kicks off

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: The Constituency level 3rd CM’s Trophy for football and volleyball for both men and women kicked off today at Government Secondary School ground, Kovin.

Addressing the inaugural function Anchal Samity Chairperson, Nobinkam Thikak and ADC Jairampur, Kento Riba advised the players to give their best in a sportsmanship spirit.     

The first football (men’s) match was between Nampong and Manmao block. In all eight teams both men and women Nampong, Rima-Putok, Manmao and Jairmapur blocks are participating in the tournament.  


ABK disowns statements by AAYO and district unit

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: The Adi Baane Kebang has disavowed the media statements made by one All Adi Youth Organisation (AAYO) on Dec 15. In a release, ABK clarified that the statements of AAYO has no any consent from ABK.      

Further, ABK stated that the media statements given by ABK Siang district unit on Dec 6 alleging MLA Rumgong Tamiyo Taga for deliberately abstaining from inaugural function of Siang district has also no consent from ABK apex body.

ABK also added that no district, block, village unit of ABK and student organisations of Adi should not issue any provocative statement without the consent of ABK apex body.      


AAPGDA reiterates demand for pay enhancement

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: All Arunachal Pradesh Govt Drivers’ Association (AAPGDA) has reiterated its demand for enhancement of grade pay of the drivers within December. It threatened to launch its proposed series of agitation if the Govt fails to fulfill its demand within the given time.

In a letter to the Chief Secretary, the Association said that it had called off its proposed movement in October last following the assurance of the Govt to consider the demands sympathetically. Surprisingly, even after two months of withdrawal of proposed agitation, the Govt failed to take up the demands of drivers in its cabinet sittings till date, the Association resented.


News Impact


Speaker says no, Deputy says yes

to Legislative session

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: No one knows for sure whether the sixth session of the Sixth Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly scheduled from 16 to 18 December, 2015 will be held or not.

The speaker has said that there will no session on the Dec 16-18 due to the interference of the Governor in the normal functioning of the Legislative Assembly and his behavior contrary to the Constitutional propriety.

He said that no summons has been issued to the members for attendance and that order and notices by the Deputy Speaker is treated as “null and void”.

Deputy Speaker T N Thongdok said that Nabam Rebia, MLA announcing to the Press that there will be no sixth session on 16th December, 2015 onwards, is unconstitutional and illegal as the session will be held in accordance with the order of the Governor.


SMS, Data services suspended

SMS and data services of mobile network of BSNL and Private Operators in Capital complex will be suspended from 12AM hours to 12 Noon on Dec 16.

A source said that services were being suspended at the advice of the government, in anticipation of law and order problem.



14 Congress MLAs disqualified

CM led Congress decides not to attend Legislative session

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: The political crisis in the state has deepened further with disqualification of 14 dissident Congress MLAs.  The MLAs are Pema Khandu, Kumar Waii, Kameng Dolo, Markio Tado, Jarkar Gamlin, PD Sona, Mutchu Mithi, Kamlung Mossang, Phosum Khimhun, Wanglin Lowangdong, T. Wangham, Lombo Tayeng, Kalikho Pul, T. N Thongdok.

The notification issued by the Secretary M. Lasa, Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly states that 14 MLAs have been disqualified from the membership of Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly with effect from 15.12.2015 under Article 191(2) read with Para 2 (1) (a) and 6 (1) and (2) and Rule 3 (7) and Rule 6 of the members of Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly (disqualification on ground of Defection) Rule, 1987 made under Paragraph 8 of the Tenth Schedule of Constitution of India.

It further said that Gabriel D Wangsu and Wanglam Sawin are not entitled to take part in the proceedings of the house till High Court hearing scheduled for Dec 16.

The notification declared that with the disqualification of members, the seats of the Assembly Constituencies have been declared vacant.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki informed that none of his MLAs and ministers will attend tomorrow’s legislative session. He declared that session summoned by Governor is illegal as proper procedure has not been followed. “Through newspaper only we got to know about the proposed session. No MLAs has been given prior information. Usually all the business of assembly should be routed through department of parliamentary affairs which has not been done in this case. The decision to take up impeachment of Speaker first instead of that of Deputy Speaker is questionable. In the history of Arunachal, no Governor has ever behaved this way. He is disregarding the laid down constitutional norms,” said Tuki.

He questioned how Legislative Session can be called when state government is not aware about business of the house. Tuki also added that Rajkhowa has miserably failed the people of state. “When he was appointed as Governor of Arunachal, we were elated to know that an elder brother from neighbouring state has come to guide us. Instead, he is hell bent on destroying the social fabric of state. He is creating an atmosphere of hatred among people of state. Though sensitive, our state is very peaceful. Some of the actions of Governor have deeply hurt sentiment of people of Arunachal. No other governor has ever created this kind of situation in the history of Arunachal Pradesh. Most of the earlier Governor has been fatherly figure and has guided state,” said Tuki.  

CM also informed that complaint has been lodged with the president, Prime Minister and Home Minister of India against Governor.  “Our party has raised matter of unconstitutional action of Governor in Rajya Sabha today. We have given a month’s time to the union government to recall present Governor before he does more damage to Arunachal. Even though he is using every means to undermine an elected government, we will not budge and will fight tooth and nail against his wrongdoing,” said Tuki.


Midnight meeting

The dissident Congress MLAs led by Kalikho Pul are reported to have met the Governor J P Rajkhowa mid night at Raj Bhavan following the report of disqualification. However, the details of the meeting have not been made public.



Raj Bhavan and CM accuse each

other of bad behaviour

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: As if the political drama was not enough, the Raj Bhavan and Chief Minister have accused each other of retorting to bad behavior.

Raj Bhavan in a statement has expressed its displeasure at the behavior of the Chief Minister’s council of ministers who called on him on Tuesday evening to request recall order of summoning the Assembly on 16th December 2015, terming it unconstitutional.

Some of the Ministers got very agitated and used unparliamentarily words not willing to listen to the Governor, alleged the Raj Bhavan.

“The Governor said that they had legal options to challenge the Order” read a statement from the Raj Bhavan adding that Governor expressed extreme disappointment at the behaviour of the Cabinet Ministers, particularly when Chief Minister himself sought the appointment for official deliberations.

On the other hand, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today expressed serious concern over the attitude and behavior of Governor JP Rajkhowa. While talking to media persons this evening, usually very calmed Tuki looked extremely distressed with the outcome of the meeting with Governor.

CM informed that nine members of cabinet had gone to meet Governor this evening to appeal him to reconsider the decision to prepone the assembly. CM alleged that during the course of discussion, Governor shouted at the members of cabinet and arrogantly told them that his decision is final and he will not recall the order.

“On behalf of the cabinet, I requested him to reconsider the order and guide us to take state to the path of development. I appealed him to follow earlier order of summoning legislative session from 16th January onwards. However he was adamant and refused to accept our plea,” informed Tuki. Further he alleged that ever since assuming office, Rajkhowa has been indulging in undermining the elected government.

“He keeps on summoning officers to Rajbhawan on daily basis. In the pretext of some issue, he harasses officers as well as elected representatives. Government officers are only busy in replying to his letters and are not able to concentrate in governance. He is creating obstacle in the development of state. Now he is interfering even in the functioning of legislature. This is unfortunate,” said Tuki.



Audio clip manufactured and cooked

up by opponents: Pul

Audio clip distasteful: Tuki

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: Kalikho Pul, the Chief Ministerial candidate of the dissident Congress, has said that the inflammatory audio clip credited to him is “manufactured and cooked up by some individuals having vested interest and there is no truth in it.

“It has been circulated purely for political purpose but I have full faith and belief that our relationship is so strong that one manufactured audio-clips cannot impair or harm our close bonding and cordial relationship. Everyone is requested to ignore the same” he said in a statement.

He said that he has been “victimised for voicing and opposing the wrongdoings of some individuals who is ruining our States”.

While stating that he is disturbed and hurt, he said that “for the ends of justice, I will also be lodging a police complaint from my side so that veracity, authenticity and truth about the audio- clips are unearthed”.

He called on all to desist from the dangerous divisive politics and not to fell into the trap of few individuals who are doing cheap politics of divide and rule for their own benefits and political gain.

He added that it is a conspiracy hatched by his political adversaries to malign his clean reputation in the eyes public of the State.

“It need to be understand that it is a ploy of my political opponent to damage my relationships with my fellow Nyishi brethren and create differences between us for political mileage which is very unfortunate and obnoxious” Pul said in a release.

“In my long political career of 25 years, I have never discriminated and distinguished people on the basis of tribe, community, region or faith. I have always treated everyone with equality, honour and dignity” said Pul.

He further said that many contractors belonging to the Nyishi community are executing major projects in his district with full cooperation from his  side and without any trouble whatsoever. While reacting to the two audio recording of former minister Kalikho Pul which is going around in social media and instant messenger service, in which Pul is allegedly heard making derogatory remarks about Nyishi tribe and also seeking money from a businessman to bring in BJP government in the state, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki said that a person who aspires to lead the state should not have such kind of mentality,”.

“I have heard the audio and found it extremely distasteful. I don’t know whether it is authentic but whatever being said about a particular community is not good. Pul is a senior leader of state and I did not expect this from him, Tuki said.



HM urges Rajnath Singh to recall

Governor immediately

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: Home, Power and NCRE Minister Tanga Byaling has urged the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to recall Governor J P Rajkhowa immediately to protect time-tested peace and tranquility in the state.

In his letter written to Singh yesterday, Byaling further appealed him to give necessary instructions to the Governor not to pre-pone the already scheduled Assembly Session.

“If not cancelled the notification issued by the Governor for pre-poning the Assembly Session to December 16,  there is every possibility of conflict in between the supporters of the two groups, and if so happened, the Governor shall be fully responsible for the same,” the letter read.

The letter further said the Congress has 47 MLAs, hence the no confidence motion proposed to remove the Legislative Assembly Speaker by 11 BJP and 2 Independent MLAs holds no water constitutionally and technically. It is only a provocation tactics, he added. The letter also apprehended communal reaction over the audio clippings allegedly of Kalikho Pul that reportedly appeared in the social media with full of communal over-tones against the Nyishi Tribe.

Byaling anticipated that a "civil war" like situation being created by ‘illegal, un-constitutional and most unethical actions’ of the Governor, while  preponing   the  already scheduled Assembly session for 14th to 18th January, 2016 to  December 16. “This arbitrary action of the Governor has become unprecedented in Indian history, simply because, it is the prerogative of the council of Ministers and the Legislative Assembly of Arunachal Pradesh which notifies summoning of Assembly Session,” the Minister said in his letter.

Stating that he is writing this letter only to safeguard the unity, integrity of Arunachal Pradesh “from the clutches of the most evil communal design perpetuated by the Governor by blatantly misusing his most sanctified official position to petty politics of the State,”  Byaling said that the most strategically sensitive state and its people be allowed to decide their social and political fate by their own genius and wisdom not by any Constitutional head whose intention is ‘solely anti-people and anti-democratic.’



Uproar in RS, AICC accuses Centre of using

Governor to topple Tuki Govt

NEW DELHI, Dec 15: Congress today attacked the Narendra Modi government charging it with using the Arunachal Pradesh Governor in a bid to remove Chief Minister Nabam Tuki in the north-eastern state by seeking to turn the party's 80 per cent majority into minority.

Demanding immediate removal of the Governor Jyoti Prashad Rajkhowa, party General Secretary V Narainsamy and spokesman Abhishek Singhvi accused him of acting as Chief Minister, Speaker and state BJP chief in attempts to destabilise the democratically-elected government.

They told reporters that approaching the President and taking legal recourse are some of the options before the party.

"What is happening in Arunachal is height of dictatorship. The Governor is acting like a puppet-Chief Minister, Speaker and state BJP President all rolled into one. He should be removed instantly, without delay", Singhvi said.

The Congress spokesman alleged that the developments in Arunachal Pradesh were "unprecedented" in independent India when the office of the Governor was being "misused" by the Centre to destabilise a state government when Parliament session is on.

Besides, he said it was "unprecedented" because the state was witnessing "de-facto President's rule" without imposition of central rule.

"BJP is set to create destabilisation and uncertainty in the sensitive border state. What we are seeing is a new dictionary, new definition of cooperative federalism authored by the Prime Minister", he alleged.

Replying to questions, Narainsamy, who is in-charge of party affairs in Arunachal Pradesh, said that the Congress legislature party was "in tact" and no one has defected to any other political party despite "desperate" attempts by BJP with the help of the Governor.

He steered clear of questions what direction have been given to Congress MLAs for tomorrow when the Governor has summoned the winter session of the assembly.

Meanwhile, the Rajya Sabha today witnessed a ruckus over convening of the Arunachal Pradesh assembly session by the Governor, forcing four adjournments in the pre-lunch session.

Members of the Congress protested against convening of the Arunachal Pradesh assembly session by Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa. Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad raised the issue of convening of the assembly session in Arunachal Pradesh.

Azad said: "Democracy is being murdered in Arunachal Pradesh. The governor is behaving like a dictator."

"Arunachal Pradesh governor has summoned the state assembly without consulting the chief minister or his council of ministers," he added.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the proceedings of an assembly could not be discussed in the Rajya Sabha; it would set a wrong precedent.

But Congress members trooped closer to the podium, shouting slogans. (With input from PTI)



Abandon Pul camp, appeals NES

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: Nyishi Elite Society (NES) appealed to the handful of members of the community to depart from the Kalikho Pul camp and join hands with the society in its tirade against incumbent Governor JP Rajkhowa and MLA Pul in the interest of the community and their own interest.

NES called upon members of the community to stand united and put all efforts to up-keep the glory, name and fame of the community as before.

“We should not be carried away by the press statements of few disgruntled fellows of the community in connivance with the powerful anti-community forces, NES said.

NES accused the Governor of exercising extra-constitutional authority and spreading communal hatred against the community in the Greenfield Airport issue and impeachment motion against the Speaker through ‘choose and pick method’.

“We are not challenging the constitutional institution of the Governor, but against the erratic and unconstitutional behavior of Rajkhowa,” NES said.

Objecting strongly to the audio clippings which spread through social media in the last couple of days and where Pul had allegedly made several objectionable and humiliating comments against the community and implicated the local MLA on Taraso carnage, NES said that this was not an appropriate terminology for the large-hearted people of the community, who have sacrificed their land for the state capital for everybody to dwell in peace and harmony.

NES also said that Pul has dragged the entire innocent people of the community into in his political game plan thus hurting the sentiment of the people and fomenting communal line of politics minus the Nyishi.

Politics should be fought politically but not at the cost and humiliation of a particular community, NES cautioned.

It further appealed to the members of the community not to have any aspersions or ill feelings against any other community in its social movement for justice.



AdiSU demands public apology

from Governor, Rijiju

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: All Adi Students Union (AdiSU) has demanded public apology from Governor J P Rajkhowa and Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju  within two days  for  reportedly mentioning Ramo, Bokar  etc as Adi sub-tribes.

Referring to news item published in local dailies and social media on December 5 last,  the Union  said that Adi Bane Kebang (ABK) and AdiSU, the apex bodies of the community had  already resolved  that only the tribe’s name will be mentioned in all purpose and a memorandum  was also submitted to the  state Govt in this regard in 2011-12. “Now even the Scheduled Tribe certificates are being issued no longer mentioning the sub tribe’s names; only the Adi name is being used unequivocally,”  the Union said and condemned the dignitary duo for mentioning  them as  sub-tribes.  “We believe that the such discriminatory statements of the duo can disrupt our united existence and create unnecessary misunderstanding,” the Union said adding as a constitutional head of the state and as a people’s representative at the centre, it is their prime duty to safeguard the indigenous people’s sentiments and respect the traditional rulings.

AdiSU said that it has been noticing the activities of the governor which seems to be anti-Arunachal. The recent controversy over Hollongi Airport and current burning issues in the twin capital are his proof of disability to run a state, the  Union said and appealed to the Governor to refrain from such ‘anti developmental activities’ and to perform his duty for the greater interest of Arunachal Pradesh.

It  further threatened to go for democratic movement if it’s demand is not fulfilled immediately.



RGU scholar wins best oral presentation award at ISC

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: Budhin Gogoi, Research Scholar, Department of Zoology, Rajiv Gandhi University has won International best oral presentation award in International Science Congress (ISC) -2015, held at Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal on December 8 and 9.

He presented a research paper on “Food and feeding of Amblypharyngodon mola (Hamilton, 1822) and Neotropius atherinoides (Bloch, 1974) in relation to Gill rakers and Alimentary tract” in ISC- 2015 and his presentation was adjudged as best oral presentation by International Science Congress Association in the Section of Animal, Veterinary and Fishery Sciences.

He is currently pursuing research for doctoral degree under the supervision of Prof. DN Das, Department of Zoology, Rajiv Gandhi University.

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Worrying trend

National capital today witnessed high political drama over alleged raid of CBI in the office of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.  While CBI claimed that raid has been done in the office of chief minister's principal secretary Rajender Kumar who is facing alleged corruption charges, Kejriwal alleged that he was the main target.  A visibly annoyed Kejriwal hit back and called PM Modi coward and alleged him of using CBI to harass his government. The issue also caused uproar in the floor of parliament. On their part BJP asked Kejriwal to apologize for calling PM ‘coward’.  Kejriwal has been repeatedly accusing centre of either using law enforcement agency or office of lieutenant Governor to disturb his government.

Congress party has also alleged that centre is using CBI to harass its leaders. Similarly government of Assam, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Tripura which are all opposition ruled states constantly claims that BJP government appointed Governors are acting like RSS and BJP agent. In our state too Nabam Tuki led state government is on the course of collision with Governor.  It will be utterly wrong to dismiss the several complaints raised against BJP appointed Governors as political. Earlier on few occasions this kind of issue used to arises against governors but this time it is coming from several opposition ruled states. There is definitely something wrong. Government of India should look into the matter and try to resolve the issue. An elected state government has their own power vested under constitution of India. Too much of constant clashes between Governor and state government will hamper the progress of state. In the long run people will be sufferer. Political differences should be kept aside and everyone should work together for the betterment of public.




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Economic opportunities in South Asia

Dear Editor,

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Development of Polity or Politics for Power

Dear Editor,

The maddening race and cut throat competition to occupy public office & power gets tougher as time pass by.

But what after a political leader gets into the seat of power? The ubiquitous high rise private buildings, luxury vehicles, private businesses, accumulation of huge personal immovable properties, pricey private family tours, etc suddenly spring all of sudden as if some magic happened! The relatives! They also don’t shy off to show their share of magical grandeur achieved in some mysterious and murky manner!

Then the, persistent opportunistic vigilance and cut throat competition within the power family to trample upon one another to cling to power or topple one another to reach the top. And on the way, there is no respite and no single opportunity missed to create divisions, discrimination, confrontations, and social disharmony to cling onto power. This way of dangerously hostile power struggle definitely defeats the purpose of organising human groups into a unified state.

The mammoth resources and unchecked discretionary authority to handle it which remains ever tightly guarded as a great mystery inspite of being a common public resource, and which endlessly attracts and motivates big fight & social turmoil needs infusion of transparency.

The majority common populace and their unrelenting patriotism of owning the state, and they get their only share of renewed promises for development and better future.

Big names & tall leaders all came but the story remains the same, and many lay humbled kissing the soil in this persistent fight of politics for power.

Organisation of human groups into one Polity, One Unified Group, One State, One Nation, etc surely deserve to mean and serve more nobler purpose & goals of collective empowerment and harmonious progress.

The State, the repository of power need to be a system which provides and ensures equal distribution of resources and opportunities, equal rights and protection of law, universal empowerment for collective excelling in life.

The state is a great human organisation which has potential to create win-win situation and path of life that is progressive, sustainable and harmonious for the human generation, present as well as future.

The ugly and life taking fight to monopolise public resources in a single term of 5 years can be avoided and reformed towards equal, empowering and sustainable distribution of resources lifelong. For instance, rather than creating and facing big social turmoil to build palatial bungalows for few, society can achieve more harmony by providing economic housing apartments for thousands.

The public affairs of state can be made completely transparent and system of merit fully infused because the human spiritual and psychological core is akin to absolute truth and honesty. And when public as well personal affairs and conduct are made to be synergistic, public trust in the affairs of state will increase magically, mistrust and hatred will convert into unity and love, people will get a renewed motivation to work and excel to higher and higher levels of achievement and consequently, the state and it’s people can achieve unimaginable heights.

So, the foremost need of time is to change and reform the system, the Polity, The Constitution in this new age.

A defective Political System that we have is like a defective car where changing the driver will hardly address the problem to bring the desired results. The solution lies in repairing the defective system.

The solution to the persistent political problem in the country, states lies in necessary reformation of the Political System, development of the Constitution and Law, Development of the Polity.


Tagam Mibang



Certificates and qualification

Dear Editor,

Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to the draw attention of the Department of Hydro Power Development on technical qualification acquired through Distance Education under the official notification of 10th Dec 2015 via MEMO NO PWRS/E-2593/2014/2499-504 date 26th Aug 2014.

Such decision taken by department is wrong and unfortunate and will deprive the student especially those have part 2 Certificate and applying through lateral entry.

AICTE clearly mention that Part II of Technician Engineer membership examination is recognised by the MHRD, Govt. Of India vide Gazette Notification NO. F24-I/2007 TS.III dated 6th November 2007 as equivalent to diploma in Civil Engineering.

Further, I would like to request every Technical Department not to reject our certificate.


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