February 28


PPA demands President’s Rule

ITANAGAR, Feb 27: Alleging absolute lawlessness and corruption, People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) has demanded the Arunachal Pradesh Governor to dismiss the state government and recommend for President’s Rule.

In its memorandum to the Governor, PPA working President Kahfa Bengia stated that holding of simultaneous poll of Parliament and Assembly elections, which according to him, is inevitable, will save the people of the state and its exchequer from ‘open loot and curb the double expenditure involved in the two elections.’

“Absolute lawlessness and sense of insecurity is prevailing all around the state owing to the failure of the state government to contain the rising law and order situation,” Bengia said. He also said that the skyrocketing and unchecked prices of all essential commodities have hit the common people hard. “The hollow promises of the government, the besieging of the border area land and forest resources by Assam and absolute anarchy arising out of the inapt handling of hydro power and autonomous district council issues have left the people of this sensitive border state at the mercy of god and the highest constitutional authorities of the country”, Bengia said.


Agency allegedly dupes job aspirants; action demanded

ITANAGAR, Feb 27: An agency named Rashtriya Vikas Mission (RVM) which claimed it to be a Patna-based has reportedly duped hundreds of people in Arunachal Pradesh by offering appointments to the posts like Office Assistant Executive, Block Development Officer, Computer Operator and District Rural Development Officer etc.  This was alleged by Young Mission Adventure Club (YMAC) in its FIR lodged with Police Station Itanagar today.

The club claimed that agency published its lucrative advertisement offering the jobs to people in the local dailies way back in November 2013. It lured the unemployed youths asking the applicants to deposit Rs 3450 in the form of  demand draft in favour of RVM Patna. Claiming that they had cross checked the background of the agency, the organization said there is no such agency existed in Patna. The Club urged the state police to investigate  and nab the fraudsters. It also expressed apprehension that hundreds of people may have deposited the amount unknowingly.


Nyokum celebrates at Pachin

ITANAGAR, Feb 27: Along with the rest of the state Nyokum Yullo, major festival of Nyishi community, was celebrated with traditional fervour and gaiety at Pachin colony Naharlagun on Wednesday.  Attending the community agro-based festival Minister Power and Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Tanga Byaling called upon the Nyishi brethrens to maintain age-old tradition. It also urged the people especially youths to refrain from indulging in violence rather focus to preserve rich culture and tradition.

Wishing people on the festive occasion Chief Engineer Eastern Zone PHE Lupalum Kri exhorted happiness being part of the festival. Earlier Chief Patron of Nyokum Yullo Celebration Committee Kipa Babu welcomed people who came from outside the state to enjoy the festival.

At Sango under Phassang circle in Kurung Kumey district the festival was celebrated with similar pomp and gaiety. Attending the festival as chief guest All Arunachal Pradesh Workers Union (AAPWU) Chairman Jalley Sonam said  that Nyokum is very important festival which brings all people together to share joy irrespective of religion and politics. He also urged the people to preserve the tradition.

The Arunachal Students Union of Tamil Nadu celebrated the Nyokum Yullo in Tamil Nadu.   Game and sports, literary activities,  award distribution to the toppers of last semester besides the cultural programmes  were the part of the celebration. The ASUT president Kipa Peter and its women wing president Bamang Chinya  were the chief guest and guest of honour  on the occasion.


Mitigate  water crisis, says union

ITANAGAR, Feb 27: Condemning the department for poorly managed drinking water facility at Pasighat, All Arunachal Pradesh Public Health Engineering & Water Supply Department Workers Union today expressed concern over the water crisis at Pasighat town. Claiming that hundreds of people are facing scarcity of drinking water in the town, union urged the department to restore the drinking water at earliest.


ZGWC distributes relief to fire victims

ZIRO, Feb 27: Ziro Green Women Club (ZGWC) yesterday distributed relief materials to the February 23 fire victims of Nenchalya village.

The ZGWC members led by its secretary Koj Yanya distributed kitchen items to the victims.

The devastating fire gutted the dwelling houses of Kago Tanya and Dani Mudo.

While distributing relief materials ZGWC appealed people of Ziro valley to be careful while handling fire to avoid such incidents in future.


CSP opens

ITANAGAR, Feb 27: A Customer Service Provider (CSP) has been opened and activated at Ganga market here which is first of its kind in Arunachal Pradesh. This CSP will provide customer service on behalf of State Bank of India for small depositors, especially villagers and rural people.

It will also provide all transactions, including loan of various kinds which will be linked with the link branch, Akashdeep.

Many more such CSPs will be opened shortly in many places of the state.

This mini SBI bank was officially inaugurated by SBI officers from Itanagar with support from SAVE ( Society for Village Economy) Gaya, Bihar, informed Yam Natung, CSP Licensee.


Audio album released

ITANAGAR, Feb 27: An Audio Album titled “TAMII AA” was released at Naharlagun today in presence of Panga Bage, Ex- Managing Director, AP Cooperative, Gungte Togung, Empowered Standing Committee (IMC) and Sikka Gapak, President, All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU).

Prominent local singers have landed their voice for the album, informed All Arunachal Young Star Artiste Association (AAYSAA).


AEKSU gives memo to CM, demands maintenance of Nechipu-Seppa road

ITANAGAR, Feb 27:  In its representation addressed to the chief minister All East Kameng Students Union (AEKSU) today demanded immediate maintenance of Nechipu to Seppa and Sagalee to Seppa road saying that the condition of both roads is deplorable involving high risk while travelling during rainy season.  

AEKSU also demanded for posting of teaching staff and non-teaching staffs at Eklavya Model Residential School Bana claiming that the school has been running without adequate staffs and infrastructures since its establishment. The district apex students’ union also urged the chief minister to allocate fund for erection of two welcome gates at district boundary as the district share boundary with Papum Pare and West Kameng districts. Drawing the CM attention to remote Bameng ADC headquarters the union further sought allocation of funds for infrastructural developments.


Announcement of ex-gratia flayed

ITANAGAR, Feb 27: The Arunachal Civil Society (ACS) has vehemently criticized state Government’s granting ex-gratia of Rs 3 lakh each to the families of those who died in the Taraso incident and Rs 50,000 each to the injured, alleging that the act amounted to proclaiming that Arunachalees were involved in the incident.

In a three-point representation  addressed to CM,  while demanding white paper on ex-gratia announcement, the ACS also said the state Govt’s claim of having written to the union home minister on the issue was an eyewash. “Being the state’s home minister, Tuki should call on the Assam CM to bring about an amicable solution,’ it said. It also called for tabling the Taraso issue in the assembly session in March. The ACS requested the CM “to understand the sentiment and security of the  people and  evolve necessary mechanism for safety of the people else resign on moral ground.”


News Impact

Central team visits Changlang, holds parley on ADC demand

CHANGLANG, Feb 27: A high level Central team lead by Shambu Singh, joint Secretary, Union Ministry of Home Affairs visited Changlang yesterday to discuss the issues related to proposed creation of Patkai Autonomous District Council. Other team members are S N Sahai, Director, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Uma Kant, Director, Ministry of DoNER and S Saha, Deputy Secretary, Union Ministry of Home affairs, Govt of India.

Shambu Singh while keeping the option open for creation of the proposed Patkai Autonomous District Council suggested also to look into the alternatives to address the basic areas of concerned like health, education, road communications, infrastructural developments, etc.

While suggesting planning  and sanctioning fund specific to the districts or taking up specific project for the district and getting it implemented as other possible alternatives to solve the problems of these region he assured to extend full support to get these alternatives done at central level if required. Stating that the Autonomous District may be solution to the prevailing problems in the region he ensured that the true feelings of the people expressed will be placed before the Govt of India. However, he also cautioned that in some areas the councils are proved to be an utter failure both in terms of developmental works as well as taking people into confidence. While ensuring that attempts will be made to sort out solutions, Singh urged them all to be honest and clear in the heart and mind in sorting out the problems of the people.

Responding to the point raised on poor infrastructures and pending schemes pertaining to the districts at Centre Singh assured to look into the matter and clear these works as soon as possible. Reacting to  point regarding relaxation of height which is not given in certain recruitments,  Singh said that relaxation is permanent and is given in all kinds of recruitments whether Para-military force or Indian army and assured to put the thing on place immediately.

On rehabilitation policy and package on misguided youth of the districts he assured to approve if the state Govt has its rehabilitation policy. Singh also assured to include the three districts namely, Tirap, Changlang and Longding into tourist circuit immediately.

Earlier, Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong while summing up the views of ministers, MLAs and other public leaders of the three districts on Autonomous District Council said that the demand was a long pending and the reasons behind the demand were sense of deprivation, neglect, sense of isolation amongst the people living in remotest and easternmost corner of Arunachal Pradesh, poor road communication within the districts, etc. The development factor, the economic forum, the sustainability of the livelihood and other various issues are comparatively much lower than it actually should have been and the disparity in development in the districts of the state is huge, added the Speaker. Speaking on the low literacy rate in the districts he informed that although districts hail 23 per cent of the total population of the state but they have only 0.24 per cent population in Govt service sector.  He said that every necessary demand was always rightly placed before the state as well as central Govt but the fund received was not sufficient to address these issues.

“We need autonomy not for the autonomy’s sake and not only an Autonomous District Council but we demand autonomy under the 6th Schedule of Indian constitution,” stressed the Speaker.  He said that preservation and promotion of the culture, identity and religion of the region was also a reason behind demanding the Autonomous council which are in verge of extinction. He reiterated to consider the feasibility of granting Autonomy as well as special guarantee on vast available natural resources in the district the basis of appropriate articles of the constitution.  

Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary & Dairy Development Minister  Setong Sena informed the visiting dignitaries that the districts of Changlang, Tirap and Longding has been lagging behind in many aspects especially in the field of education, health, employment, road communication, etc for many years which compelled people of the trio-district to demand Autonomous District Council.  Geographically & ethnically also the districts   vary from other districts of the state, he added. Stating that the Autonomous District Council may be right instrument for solving the problems in the districts he hoped that the grievances of the people and the genuine demand for Patkai Autonomous District Council will be projected with positive remarks and the long pending demand will be fulfilled. He lauded the initiatives of central govt for sending the high level team to pay attention to drawbacks of the people of the trio-District and discuss the issue of Autonomous district council.

Minister, WRD, Social Welfare, Women and Child Development Newlai Tingkhatra, Parliamentary Secretary Horticulture H Ngandam, Parliamentary Secretary Trade and Commerce, Animal Husbandry & Vety and dairy Dev. Phosum Khimhun, Parliamentary Secretary, Sports and Youth Affairs Wangki Lowang and B K Chena also justified the demand of Patkai District Autonomous Council as genuine through their deliberations.

Earlier, the Deputy Commissioner, Changlang Chanchal Yadav, hoped that the aspirations and demand of Autonomous District Council of the three districts will be fruitful.

Tirap Deputy Commissioner  Kamlesh Joshi gave a power point presentation on development issues and activities of Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts.

The other members present in the meeting were Parliamentary Secretary, WRD Thinghaap Taiju, Parliamentary Secretary T Wangham, ZPC Changlang Marina Kenglang, DC Longding T Bam and SP Changlang Vijay Kumar,  Govt officers, PRIs, GBs and public leaders of the three districts. DIPRO



CBI to start probe in Nido Tania killing

NEW DELHI, Feb 27: CBI will soon take over the probe into the killing of 19-year-old youth Nido Tania allegedly by a group of traders in Lajpat Nagar area here last month.

CBI sources said the agency was initially reluctant to take over the probe as the case was almost solved by Delhi Police but after going through available material it was decided that there was scope of investigation.

"We have decided to take over the probe in the killing of Nido Tania and a case would be registered soon after completing the formalities," a senior CBI official said.

The sources said the decision to take over probe has been communicated to Department of Personnel and Training which would issue the notification. Son of a Congress MLA from Arunachal Pradesh Tania, a BA first year student in a private university, had an altercation with some shopkeepers at Lajpat Nagar in New Delhi on January 29 after they made fun of his hairstyle, following which they allegedly thrashed him.

He was found dead the next day at his residence. Delhi Police has already slapped murder charges against four persons in connection with the case. PTI



Orgs condemn attack on senior advocate, demand arrest of attackers soon

ITANAGAR, Feb 27: Gauhati High Court Itanagar Permanent Bench Bar Association (GHIPBBA) and district bar association have condemned alleged attack on senior most advocate Muk Pertin and ransacking of his chamber/house at Papu Nallah by miscreants at around 12 noon today. Terming it as an act of cowardice, the Association resolved to boycott all court business in the state on February 28 as a mark of protest.

A group of miscreants led by one Tarh Kuyu today trespassed into the residential compound of senior most advocate Muk Pertin  and ransacked his chamber/house at Papu Nallah,   the Association said adding that armed with guns, daos and sticks, the group attacked Pertin, presently CBI and Central Government standing counsel, in his chamber. However, the advocate narrowly escaped being attacked by the mob,  it added.

Demanding arrest of the miscreants involved in the advocate attack case within three days and stringent punishment to them, the Bar Association also demanded proper investigation of the case by police officer not below the rank of SP as well as  judicial enquiry into the case. The association threatened to launch indefinite boycott of court business in future in case of failure of the authorities to pay heed to its demands. “Repeated and increasing attack on/abuse to  the professionals like advocate and journalist in the state is a matter of serous concern  and need to be condemned and discouraged by all citizens of the state,”   the Association added.

Meanwhile, the Arunachal Law Students’ Union (ALSU) condemned the assault on Mukh Pertin and demanded the capital administration to arrest the culprit(s) within 24 hours. If failed, the ALSU will go for democratic movement in the form of dharna, it said.

Expressing grave concerns on the frequent manhandling of legal professions in the state especially in capital complex, the ALSU said manhandling of legal professions in the disputes between two or more persons in relation to various issues is highly condemnable. The role of lawyer is to be one’s legal advocate, that is, to provide the client with competent legal representation and act in the best interest to assist the client in the resolution of any legal problem. People, especially the miscreants need to understand the professionalism of a person, said ALSU president Tadar Tarish in a release.



Maintain spirit of unity: Sanjay


NAHARLAGUN, Feb 27: The Apatani Meder Nello Council (AMNC) celebrated the 10th Meder Nello foundation day with traditional pomp at Dree ground here today.

Lok Sabha member Takam Sanjay, who was the chief guest of the occasion, in his multi-language address urged the Apatani community in particular and the people of the state in general to maintain the spirit of unity in the diversity, and to adhere to their identities and cultures in the modern world.

“Social changes are taking place in the Abotani, Monpa, Wancho and Nocte societies, but these changes must not be allowed to make people forget their own identities and cultures, and the roots of their origins,” he said.

The MP also said that politics should be based on morality. “Otherwise, it will not only destroy a society but the entire world.”

He urged the Meder Nello followers to discard social taboos that endanger the unity and integrity of the society.

Local MLA Techi Kaso (guest of honour) said Itanagar is place where people of different religions live together, and tolerance and respect for other religions along with one’s own “are the keys to its development and prosperity.” Earlier, students from Nirjuli and Chimpu VKV displayed musical band march in unison, believers of Banderdewa and Itanagar Medar Nellos performed special dance numbers, and youths of Naharlagun Medar Nello presented a song.

The gathering also observed a two-minute silence as a mark of respect to the departed soul of AMNC founder Padi Yube.

Sanjay later released the third edition of the book, ‘Tani Pili’ by Gyati Rana, which tells the story of the life and struggles of Abotani.

IFCSAP president YD Thongchi, NIFCS president Nabam Atum, GFCS president Nyami Doji, IFCSAP general secretary Gichik Taja, Capital Complex DC Mige Kamki, and AVP president Sukhdev Biswas were among those who participated in the programme.



Knowledge is the greatest asset: Siram

PASIGHAT, Feb 27: ‘Knowledge is the greatest asset which is to be acquired with dedication and hard work,’ said Education Minister Bosiram Siram while addressing the public, students and teachers at Remi village. He was accompanied by Dr. Tangor Tapak, MLA, Tapang Taloh, DSE, Denong Tamuk Chief Councillor  PMC, Rajesh Panyang, ADC and others.

Siram wanted the young generation to devote to studies and let nothing to distract them. At the same time, he wanted the teachers and parents to unitedly mould the children to give them the right direction in life. While highlighting the achievements of the Govt., Siram informed that the Govt. is committed for devolution power to the Panchayat and Municipals. Recently more power has been provided to the Panchayat. The elementary education will be under Panchayat and they will in a better position to monitor and supervise it. This govt. believes in Panchayat Raj and wants the process of planning to begin from grassroot. Power and honorarium of the Gao Burahs are being enhanced and they should be more responsible and deliver justice impartially, the minister said.  He also informed that the labour wages has been enhanced for the welfare of the labour classes.  Siram informed that opening of State University, Central Agriculture College, Polytechnic College, Information Technology College etc. does not only shows the commitment of the Govt. to provide quality education but to bring education to the doorstep of the people. These will not only save the pains of the students but also ease the economic hardships of the parents. Everyone should be able to appreciate and exploit the benefits of government welfare schemes.

Replying to the memorandum by the public the minister announced that the fund for repair and renovation of seven class rooms with RCC walls will be provided. He assured to provide computers and P. A. set for the school. Regarding teachers quarters, he assured to provide them in the  next financial year. The minister said that security wall is not only for security and safety of assets but it also helps in imbibing discipline in the students. Hence he said that priority will be given for additional fund for completion of the security wall. A Hindi teacher will be posted as required, he added and sanctioned Rs.  1 lac for infrastructure development.

Dr. T Tapak appreciated the dedication of the teachers of the school.  He hoped that with co-operation of the students and parents, they will be able to create better educated society. He assured to provide fund for flood control works in the village and an assembly shed in the school.

Tapang Taloh exhorted the parents to give priority to education and help their children to acquire  knowledge so that they become worthy citizens. The teacher should be dedicated and guide them  with love and compassion in the right way. The young generation in their part should be disciplined,  and dedicated. Such kind of atmosphere will help to create a model school and society. He assured to extend all possible help for the development of education. DIPRO



East Siang admin. gearing up poll activities


RUKSIN, Feb 27: East Siang district administration has geared up poll activities like conducting training for presiding officers, polling personnel and review of security scenario for smooth conduct of the ensuing Parliamentary elections in the state. The Election Commission is all set hold Lok Sabha election starting mid-April this year.

The two-day first phase training for the presiding and polling officers held at Ruksin SDO office meeting hall concluded yesterday. Around 300 officials from various departments, who will be engaged in poll activities, attended training.

Imparting the training, senior teachers Basant Singh, GP Pandey, OP Shah and MC Upadhyai asked all the officials to discharge their duties in a responsive manner for smooth conduct of the election.

Stating that election process is a sensitive issue and utmost careful handling and management is necessary as small mistake committed during poll process may lead to restart of the entire process. As such, the master trainers instructed the officials to act as per the manual of Presiding Officer’s Handbook and discharge their duties without any fear or favour.

The master trainers further imparted training on duties and responsibilities to the Presiding and Polling officers, the system of opening and sealing of ballot boxes and all related activities, procedures to be observed and maintained properly during the poll period.

The district election authority earlier conducted training for the Zonal officer, Sector Magistrate and Micro Observers at Pasighat. It has already conducted election training for poling personnel at Pasighat, Boleng and Mebo sub-division.



Rs 54.97 lakhs released under MGNREGA in Ruksin block


RUKSIN, Feb 27: The Ruksin block under Pasighat-West constituency located at vulnerable inter-state boundary with Assam, is still lagging far behind other places in the state in terms of infrastructure development, which is causing a great deal of dissatisfaction amongst the conscious citizens here.

The villagers allege that the state government has spent huge amount in rural development sector in the state, but in real sense, development is not yet reach the rural areas spreading in three circles, namely Ruksin, Bilat and Sille-Oyan.

Non-establishment of a full-fledged office for Block Development Officer (BDO) in the block and lack of staff in rural development department has adversely affected the implementation of various schemes. The rural development activities of the block have been looking after by a Junior Engineer (RD) along with an EAC, who was serving as Circle Officer in Ruksin SDO’s office.

Official sources informed that an amount of Rs. 54.97 lakh has been released under Mahatma Gandhi National Employment Guarantee Schemes (MGNREGS) for Ruksin block in current fiscal year. Sources said that total expenditure incurred in this sector up to second week of this month was Rs. 51.18 lakh. About 2,700 families are provided employment (Job Card) under the scheme with an average 17 working days in the block. A total 35 schemes including rural road construction, flood protection bundh, and minor irrigation channel have been implemented in its 35 gram panchyats falling under the block.

The allotment of fund under the scheme last year was Rs 65.38 lakh out of which fund amounting to Rs. 61.15 lakhs was expended.

Panchayat office sources said that a total 30 Indira Awas Yojna (IAY) was allotted to the block in the current financial year. No scheme of National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) has been implemented at all in East Siang district for the year.

It may be recalled that Union Rural Development Ministry has released Rs 62 crore to Arunachal Pradesh for implementation of the MGNREGA scheme in the current year.



Training on molecular methods for diversity analysis

ITANAGAR, Feb 27: A three days training on “Molecular methods for diversity analysis” conducted by the Department of Basic Science and Humanities under Institutional Biotechnology Hub began at  College of Horticulture and Forestry (CHF), Central Agricultural University (CAU), Pasighat today.

The training aims at creating biotechnological awareness and popularizing the biotechnological know-how among the graduation level students on application of modern biotechnological tools to promote education and research in biotechnology and attract brilliant young student of North East Region to build their career in the field of biotechnology.

Inaugurating the training, Dr. B R Phukan, Dean, CHF, CAU, Pasighat spoke about the future of genetically modified (GM) crop, different aspects of IPR related issues and diversity of flora and fauna found in North East region of India. He also explained how the biotechnology tools can be used in increasing the productivity as well as the quality production of various crops and their varieties.

In his welcome address, Course Director Amit Kumar Singh highlighted the course contents as well as the mandates of establishing Biotech Hubs in NE region and importance of biotechnology tools in diversity analysis.

Course Coordinator Siddhartha Singh, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry emphasized about the application of biotechnological tools and latest development in the field of  molecular diversity analysis with regard to huge biodiversity found in north eastern region of India.

All the faculty members, technical staff of the College of Horticulture & Forestry, Pasighat were present in inaugural session.

The training is sponsored by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India.



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Round applause for successful conduction of Arunachal festival

Dear Editor,

Through you esteemed daily I would like to lay down few points regarding just concluded Arunachal Festival. As a layman and an optimistic spectator I had the privilege to witness work culture of various Govt. Departments during 28th Statehood Day Celebration 2014 and gathered experience regarding their works. In this connection, I would like to express my view and appreciation and thankfulness for making our State Festival so colorful and attractive.

Firstly, I would like to extend my gratitude to the Department of Power, lead by the Executive Engineer (E), Dept. of power, Itanagar, without which the colors of celebration would not be seen and I appreciate the workers of dept. for delivering such a good job. Hope they will keep this working spirit always not just in special occasions but each and every day and make every household free from darkness.

Thumps up to PWD department, Itanagar, for their hard work and dedication. The design and the construction of each and every stall were praiseworthy. The PHE department deserves appreciation for uninterrupted water supply. I am very grateful to the Department of Art & Culture and thank each and every member of the Department for such a wonderful and colorful program that they presented during the festival and enthralled entire Itanagar with showcasing of culture, tradition of the state and other parts of NE as well.

Amidst all the celebration, the police department has done tremendous job during this 28th Statehood Day Celebration. I specially extend my gratitude to them for proving a well planned security and maturely handling the task. Because of your hard work and dedication the celebration ended with good note and we felt secured during the festival, thanks to you all.

At the end, I shall be failing in my duty, if I do not record my gratitude to the District Administration, Headed by the Deputy Commissioner, Itanagar Capital Complex, for his supervision and directions without which the celebration would not have been such a success and also to the Organizing Chairman & his team of Arunachal Festival 2014 for shouldering such a huge responsibility and for completing the task with success and up to the mark.

In conclusion, Government of Arunachal Pradesh deserves some patting on back for success of Arunachal festival 2014. Hope to see such enthusiasm and dedication every year.


Byabang Jamja




Likabali sub-division witnessing major encroachment activities

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to inform all the responsible people and state Govt in particular that after the boundary commission's statement, Assam govt is trying to encroach more Arunachalee land. They very well know that Arunachal Govt won’t do anything in advance to protect their land. Only after Assam police encroaches the land, they would rush to the spot and place police personnel inside the villages. The Assam Govt is grabbing Arunachal land as if there is no tomorrow. If they have to return back 70-80 % land to Arunachal then it would be this newly / recently occupied lands and not the earlier encroached land. Beware! In the last Assembly election in 2009 when Arunachal Govt. was busy in election process, Assam occupied Mopin Ground of Likabali.

This time during parliamentary and assembly elections they may try to occupy the whole foothill area of Likabali sub-division as the Govt. machinery will be busy in election duty. Prevention is better than cure and therefore, I would like to request all the civil societies, intellectuals and Govt. in particular that all the foothill areas should be well protected with adequate force with B.O.P. in all the areas. Only waiting for a miracle won’t serve the purpose. It is a sad thing that the earlier DC of Aalo, M.K. Sahoo who was a good officer and always quick in action regarding the boundary dispute was transferred out from West Siang. Hope the new DC being a local Arunachalee would take up the matter at the most urgent and protect the people and the land of Arunachal.


Rickar  Taipodia




Parents should be aware of their children’s activities

Dear Editor,

I feel astonished seeing some of my friends enjoying their whole academic session roaming freely, with no academic tensions while we are overloaded with studies and other activities. I feel so sorry for their parents who think that their children is studying hard and hoping that bright future is awaiting them. But where else, truth is that his/her son is actually befooling him/her. I ask those parents did he/she ever visited their sons/daughters college...!! If not then I request you kindly have yours children’s academic information especially those studying in private colleges.

I have seen children lying to their parents for loved ones or to go to friend’s party but now it have crossed the limit of lying. They even lie about their studies that, “Dad I have passed exam and now I am in third year," but the real fact is that he/she never appears for the exam.

I would like to request those students that please if you don’t want to study, then don’t go for it, unnecessarily wasting your time and your parent’s hard earned money. And to those parents “PLEASE BE AWARE YOU ARE BEING CHEATED"


Dorjee Thongun




Truth evades

Dear Editor,

The crime rate has been rising at an alarming speed in the state. About three weeks ago, the capital complex saw death of a young boy Habung Loder. The police have of course been carrying out the investigation but the results have not been satisfactory as all the families, relatives and friends are looking forward for the result. The death of our own child of the state who has died under mysterious circumstances has not been getting the desired result. It's been almost a month since the death of late Loder and yet the authorities have not provided the family with information about the course of the death. I would like to express an opinion of my own. If I may be, so humble, as to ask the authorities that what would they have done if young boy who died was one of their own, would they have been satisfied by just assuming that it was a suicide or would they have done everything they could to find out truth???


Dani Pinky






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National interest should not be above politics

With general election nearing political parties are using every tactics to woo the voters. However some of the methods adopted by them are against the interest of nation. Recent decision of Tamil Nadu govt. to release four convicts involved in assassination of former prime Gandhi is one such wrong steps taken by AIADMK leader and Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa. Everyone is aware that these four convicts were member of terrorist group LTTE and participated in assassination act knowing consequences.

In this context, the decision of Jayalalithaa govt. to release them just before general election to woo hardcore Tamil voters has set wrong trend. The supreme court of India today finally intervened and stayed the release of four, ordering status quo on a plea by the Centre challenging the Tamil Nadu government's proposal to release them. Political parties should not compromise with national interests while pursuing their political dream. Citizen of this country are fed up with corruption and mis-governance. The political parties should concentrate in addressing these issues instead of including in high voltage drama.