February 12


CM’s Trophy tournament results

ITANAGAR, Feb 11: Dibang Valley and Papum Pare won their respective matches while East Kameng drew with Tawang in the men’s football in the state level second Chief Minister’s Trophy tournament at Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy Complex, Chimpu near here today.

Dibang Valley beat Upper Siang District 3-0 in the morning session and

Papum Pare defeated Tirap 2-0 in the afternoon.

East Kameng played out a 1-1 draw with Tawang.

In Women’s football, Papum Pare trounced Tirap 6-0 while West Siang and Changlang won their respective matches against Upper Subansiri and Dibang Valley by an identical margin of 1-0 goal.

The matches played between Lower Dibang Valley and Lower Subansiri ended in a goalless draw, informed the department of sports and youth affairs.


KVK Scientific Advisory Committee meeting held

ZIRO, Feb 11: The Scientific Advisory Committee, KVK met today at Hapoli to review the annual action plan of the Kendra for the year 2015-16.

Chairing the meeting District Training Officer G Hocha emphasized on the need for a comprehensive survey of the topographical conditions of the district before farm trails. He advised the KVK to work for the upliftment of the farming community and to aid in improving the economic conditions of the farmers as KVK works with the grass root level organizations.

In the deliberations, the activities undertaken by the Kendra were elaborately discussed. Subject matter specialists(SMSs) of Horticulture, Agronomy, plant protection, Fishery, Soil science and Agriculture Extension dealt in details about the farm trails and Front line demonstrations undertaken during the previous year and also presented their action plans.

Participating in the deliberations Progressive farmer Kago Kampu appealed for timely delivery of seeds for better production. She also shared practical issues faced by the farmers of the Ziro Valley and requested the SMSs to adopt technologies that would be apt for the cold conditions of the Ziro valley. She also volunteered to donate her land to the KVK for their farm trails.

SDHO Kuru Ama felt the need to address the micro-nutrient deficiency problems in oranges and large cardamom. He also called for a unified effort from all the agriculture and horticulture allied departments to bring the desired results in crop production.

ADO Koj Horming, DFDO  Pani Odyssy, DVO Dr. Hage Taley and A.N Tripathi, KVK Cordinator also participated in the discussion session. DIPRO


International Conference on Ancient Tradition and Culture

ITANAGAR, Feb 11: Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP) Secretary General Bai Taba and Secretary (West) Gyati Rana represented Arunachal Pradesh in the recently held 5th International Conference on Elders of Ancient Tradition and Culture at Mysore.

Gyati Rana presented a paper on Donyi-Poloism with reference to Apatani traditions and culture which was appreciated by the world community.

Dr. Joram Begi had also take part in the discussion “Encouraging Youth Volunteerism for Prosperity”.

The conference was hosted by International centre for Cultural Studies, INCC in collaboration with World Congress of Ethnic Religion on the Theme “Universal Well Being”.

The conference was attended by 230 delegates with their 75 different traditions from 40 countries like Maya from South Africa, Native Americans from North America, Maori from New Zealand, Yazdi from Iraq, Druids from England, and many more from countries like Japan, Germany, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Latvia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan and Nepal etc.


ICAR conducts training on oyster mushroom cultivation

ITANAGAR, Feb 11: A two day’s training on oyster mushroom cultivation was organized by ICAR, Basar under Tribal Sub-plan (TSP) from February 10.

Altogether, 28 trainees from different parts of West Siang district participated in the training.

Raghuveer Singh, Scientist (Plant Pathology), delivered a lecture on "Oyster mushroom cultivation" and its importance, details of cultivation practices. The farmers were trained practically on oyster mushroom cultivation. They were also made acquainted with the different equipments and machineries available in the mushroom spawn production laboratory.

This programme was technically assisted by Sikimoni Baruah, B. Pait and Rabindro Singh.

Mushroom spawns and poly bags were distributed among the trainees.


Debate completion on prepaid metering system

ITANAGAR, Feb 11:  A debate competition was organised by Deputy Director, APEDA, Tezu division on implication of prepaid electricity metering system in conservation of energy in Arunachal Pradesh at Govt. Polytechnic, Namsai yesterday.

Nungkam Tangha, Deputy Director, APEDA, explained the students in details about the new system of prepaid electricity metering introduced in the state.

The Principal, Govt. Polytechnic, Namsai also spoke and encouraged the student and NGO groups to create more public awareness on newly introduced prepaid energy metering system, the methods of recharging and facilities made available in both urban and remote areas.

Many of the participants debated on the recharging and maintenance procedures of the system.


Appeal for releasing wages

ITANAGAR, Feb 11: All Siyom Banggo Students' Union (ASBSU), on behalf of labourers working in Jomlo Horticulture Seed Farm located at Jomlo -Pessing Circle, West Siang, has appealed to the authorities concerned for early release of wages of those labourers.

Describing the hardship and financial problem faced by the poor unskilled labourers due to non release of their wages since April, 2014, ASBSU in a representation has requested the Chairman of Labour Union, West Siang district to look into the matters seriously and take up the matter with authorities concerned for early release of wages.

Although the labourers have been demanding for their wages besides staging dharnas in front of the District Horticulture Office, West Siang from time to time no positive response has been received yet from the government, ASBSU informed in a release.


News Impact

Governor calls for special focus on Arunachal

46th conference of the Governors

ITANAGAR, Feb 11: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma today  emphasized on the need for special focus on the state due to geo-strategic urgency. He pointed that lack of connectivity not only affects security but also prevents unlocking the huge potential of the state, particularly in hydropower, tourism, agriculture-horticulture and some other sectors. The areas of main concern are poor connectivity of road, rail, air, waterways, IT, telephone, radio and television, as also the preservation of environment. The governor was addressing the 46th conference of the Governors which started at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi today.

The Governor said that in view of the huge infrastructure deficit and strategic urgency, a comprehensive plan for Arunachal Pradesh needs to be formulated based on a ‘Vision 2025’ perspective of the State Government and take into account the vital security, developmental and financial imperatives. Measures to enhance capacities and adherence to time and cost lines will be vital in this endeavour. Accordingly, in conjunction with Central Government particularly Niti Aayog, the State Government is formulating a vision document, he said.

Highlighting the prioritize infrastructure projects in the State, the Governor said that owing to its vastness, tough geographical terrain and lack of roads and rail, Arunachal Pradesh is largely dependent on air services for its connectivity.

He recommended for one Advance Landing Ground each in Kurung Kumey and Dibang Valley Districts, where the road heads are atleast 50-100 kms from the LAC. In order to ensure optimal utilisation, he said that it is necessary that the requirement of Army, ITBP, BRO and civil be taken and a dedicated airlines be created and made available on priority.

The Governor informed that the 1575 km length Trans Arunachal Highway is coming up in the State, but the pace of implementation of this road is very slow and needs to be expedited. The Governor suggested Specific non-lapsable fund must be provided for the maintenance of these roads to the executing agencies like BRO, State PWD etc.

While informing that railway line connecting the State Capital with the rest of the country is ready to be operationalized, the Governor called for starting Rajdhani Express service between Naharlagun and Delhi. He also emphasized that the work on other strategic lines to Tawang in the west and Pasighat in the east in Arunachal Pradesh has to be expedited and the progress of Bogibeel Bridge to be monitored to ensure that it meets the revised timeline of mid 2017.

Highlighting the issues of internal security, Governor said that the insurgency problem in Arunachal Pradesh was initially a spillover from the neighbouring States. Gradually insurgents from neighbouring States entered for their hide out and transit in the dense forest and managed to influence some local youth.  Apart from the Disturbed Areas districts of Tirap, Changlang and Longding, the belt bordering Assam in the districts of Lower Dibang Valley, East Siang, West Siang, Lower Subansiri, Papum Pare, East Kameng and West Kameng is affected.

The Governor suggested for modernization of Police force in terms of numbers, skills and funds including strengthening of specially trained personnel for swift and intelligence based operations. He also suggested for setting up of North East regional Security mechanism involving all the North Eastern States at high level with representatives of Centre and State governments, Army, Police and intelligence apparatus is a vital necessity for a long lasting situation. The Governor urged for sanctioning of a Sainik School and a TA battalion (ecology) in the State with a provision for funding from the Centre on priority.

The Governor, while expressing his concern on development in the border areas said that it is imperative that the border villages are self-sustaining and self-reliant. He advocated for a Border Area Security and Development Authority, which will create synergy in the effort and resources of the Centre and State. It must have proper legislative backing for planning, implementation and monitoring of border area projects. He said that although, various programmes under the aegis of Border Area Development Programme (BADP) and the other developmental packages have addressed this region, the thrust of development however peters out as it ascends towards the LAC.

The Governor said that Tele Connectivity is quite poor and un-reliable in the thrust and remote areas of the State and hence poses serious challenge to the practical working of the scheme through CSP in these areas. The efforts have to be made in this direction and also Tele-service operations like BSNL must be on board for the successful implementation of the scheme, as also for the overall development of the State. The Governor also suggested all the State Govt. and Govt. of India beneficiary oriented schemes be linked to the Bank accounts of the beneficiaries involving Aadhaar Number. This platform can then be used in direct transfer of benefits to the beneficiaries and shall eliminate pilferage.

Highlighting on employment generation and employability, the Governor said that Arunachal Pradesh is an agrarian State, with limited industrialisation, trade and commerce and saturation of govt. jobs and unemployment looms large. The State Government has put-in efforts in skill development of educated unemployed youth and graduate from existing low value skill development initiative to high value skill set creation. The Governor underscored the requirement for assistance from Central government in establishing ITIs, Livelihood Mission Schools and short-term skill development training for school students. He emphasised on requirement of easy availability of credit and implementation of collateral free loan scheme and reintroduction of North East Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy (NEIIPP) with focus on infrastructure and back up support.

Reiterating for institutionalising border trade under ‘Act East’ policy, the Governor said that State has traditional trade relationship with Bhutan, Tibet and Myanmar. Some still persist in formal and informal forms at Pangsu Pass with Myanmar, Bleting, Dongshengmang and Bongkhar with Bhutan. He further said that Pangsu Pass route can be a trading hub like Moreh in Manipur and at some stage be part of Kolkata-Kunming initiative. To facilitate the endeavour, the Governor suggested that Ministry of External Affairs be appropriately represented in deliberations of DoNER and North East Council.

The two-day conference saw the participation of 21 Governors, two Lt. Governors, besides the Prime Minister; Union Ministers of Home Affairs, External Affairs, Finance, Drinking Water and Sanitation, Tribal Affairs; Minister of State (I/C) of Ministry of Labour and Employment, Minister of State (I/C) of Development of North Eastern Region and Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog.



Boxer assures third medal for Arunachal

ITANAGAR, Feb 11: Tonibala Chanu of Arunachal Pradesh is assured of one bronze medal in boxing at the ongoing National Games after she knocked her opponent from West Bengal out in the quarterfinal today.

Tonibala knocked Dolly Singh out in the first round of the women’s 48kg-51 kg weight category at TSGA Indoor Stadium, Tripayar, Thrisure district, Kerala not only to enter into the semifinal but also assure a bronze medal, informed Chef-De Mission Daniel Teli.

She will face the winner of the bout no. 37 in the semi-final.

Earlier, Tonibal beat Punjabi boxer Gurharkirat Kaur to enter into the quarterfinal.

Tonibala is product of Sports Authority of India (SAI), Special Area Game Centre, Naharlagun.

Arunachal has so far won one gold and one silver medal in the Games. Both the medals came from Archery.



Khonsa town to get potable drinking water soon

KHONSA, Feb 11:  The augmentation of drinking water supply at Khonsa Township and adjoining villages under Non- Lapsable Central Pool of Resource (NLCPR) has been executed as per the specification despite the paucity of fund, informed Chief Engineer (EZ) L Kri after inspection of water supply project site of Khonsa and Longding Township yesterday.

Reposing faith on the department officers and people working on the project, he said that there will be availability of potable drinking water in Khonsa Township by March 2015.  

He also expressed hope that similar project for Longding Township will be completed at the earliest and also appealed for the cooperation of the public in executing the project.

He further disclosed that the execution of project at Longding poised several constraints due to land owners’ dispute in project affected area.

EE Binken Nomuk urged the villagers of the project affected areas to cooperate with the department so that the execution of the project is not hampered and completed in time.

The CE was accompanied by along with the Executive Engineer Binken Nomuk, Khonsa AE Project Bomi Nyorak, AE PHESD Khonsa Taya Doni, Longding AE Project Marmi Tao, JEs and others also accompanied the CE during the inspection of the site. DIPRO



Unnecessary compensation claim delaying TAH progress, says ACS

ITANAGAR, Feb 12: The Arunachal Civil Society (ACS) today expressed dismay over way the people of state are turning Trans-Arunachal highway project into compensation money making scheme. In a representation to the Chief Secretary, ACS urged him to intervene in this matter and issue proper directives to all the concern Deputy Commissioners who has been assigned as compensation chairman to properly scrutinise the ‘compensation claim’ made by the local people.

“We are very disheartened with the current scenario of claiming compensation against various ongoing developmental projects by the local denizens. It is learnt from official source that most of the time compensation claimed by the so-called affected people is much higher than the actual cost of the projects,” the ACS stated in a release.

The case of ongoing Trans Arunachal Highway (TAH) project is one of the best examples.

“Projects like TAH are being executed for the people of Arunachal and not for outsiders. Our people especially the coming generation will be the beneficiary of such developmental works. But people of Arunachal are running for unnecessary compensations which are shameful for the entire state because as per official source central team are unhappy with such attitude of the people. If we look only for claiming compensation, the question arises for whom this Trans-Highway is being constructed and who are the beneficiary? Is Ministry of Road and Trans Highway, Government of India going to use this road? the ACS questioned.  

ACS appealed to the CS not to entertain those newly constructed Building and RCC Wall/culvert  constructed along the proposed stretch of TAH. “Agriculture/Horticulture gardens must be entertained along with permanent structures like building, RCC Wall and Culvert wall, provided they have proper documentation. We also request the Compensation Chairman (DC) to accept only those structures which are more than 5 years old,” the ACS added. They also alleged that unnecessary compensation claim is the foremost reason behind the delay of many ongoing development projects, especially Trans Arunachal Highway.



MLA expresses concern over delay in construction work

SEPPA, Feb 11: The Parliamentary Secretary Tourism Mama Natung expressed concern over delay in construction of Seba Bridge in a joint meeting with the representative of Artha (Sushee) construction Agency and public of Pappu Valley at Seppa today.

The bridge collapsed last year when Excavator of the construction agency was crossing it.

Natung visited the collapsed bridge site on  February 6 last but to his surprise, the construction works was yet to start whereas the Artha (Sushee) construction Agency committed to complete the bridge by 31st March 2015 in a meeting convened by DC last year.

It was resolved in the meeting that the  construction agency shall begin construction works of Seba Bridge from February 26 and assure to complete it by March 31. The company also assured to handover all the moveable and immovable properties of the company under the custody of the public if the work is not done as per the assurance.

The panchayat leaders and public urged the company to take up the works at the earliest and extended support & Co-operation during the course of the construction works.   DIPRO



RGU conducts students’ Botanical Expedition-2015

ITANAGAR, Feb 11: The students of M.Sc. final semester of department of Botany, RGU has been taken on a short term students’ botanical expedition-2015 to various places of Tawang and West Kameng district from February 4 last. The exposure visit was lead by Dr. Hui Tag, Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, and Deputy Coordinator of CPEB-II programme. The team visited major botanical and bio-cultural hotspots of Tawang and West Kameng districts.

The exploration team made their GPS tracking and digital collection from Balukpong Range tropical rainforest and gradually ascended through subtropical pine forest of Rupa, Shergaon, Dirang and Bomdila range situated in between 1500-2500 m. The team has finally ascended the alpine zone of Sela range and PTSO lake of Tawang range situated at an altitude between 3000 – 4500m from the mean sea level.

The students  gathered knowledge about the distribution pattern of subtropical Alnus and Oak forest and conifer species such as Himalayan Blue Pine (Pinus wallichiana), Chir Pine (Pinus roxburghii), and temperate and subalpine conifers such as Cupressus, Juniperus, Tsuga, Abies and Taxus. The young team has also learnt a practical lesson during this short but landmark expedition that the global warming and climate change could drastically alter the species distribution in alpine and subalpine region of Eastern Himalaya as alien and invasive tropical and subtropical species could easily migrates towards temperate and subalpine once temperature  are raised due to global warming. The team also learnt that gradual shifting of timberline species Abies towards higher altitude could also mean scanty snow fall, recession of ice sheet and raising temperature of subalpine and alpine zone which could act as excellent indicator for global warming and climate change studies in the eastern Himalaya region.

During their visit and close watch on sacred PTSO lake of Tawang, the students learnt physiological nature of high altitude herbaceous flora hidden under the debris of freezing -13 to -30 degree. The team came to know that initiatives of army personnel and local knowledge and belief system of Monpas are playing a significant role in conservation of critical mountain ecosystem including alpine Rhododendron patches and sacred lake of the region which really is a noble vision and mission to be appreciated.

The team also participated in the biodiversity lecture series titled “Biodiversity & Human Interface: Planet’s War for Survival” – a students’ lecture series of mountain section under the initiative of Centre with Potential for Excellence in Biodiversity, RGU in collaboration with, Principal of VKV Shergao and DFO of Shergao Forest Division of West Kameng District which was held at VKV school, Shergao on  February 8. Around 250 students including teaching staffs and RGU M.Sc. students attended the lecture series.

Key speaker of the  lecture series and  team leader Dr. Hui Tag delivered lecture on mountain biodiversity potential and sustainable human livelihood, role of botanical and herbal garden in environmental conservation and rich cultural landscape of the Eastern Himalaya including Kameng and Tawang districts.

Principal VKV and programme incharge Surojit Das has expressed thankfulness to Dr. Tag and his students expedition team for choosing the VKV Shergao as partner in nature and environmental conservation initiative.



2nd Annual College week celebration of GCD begins

ITANAGAR, Feb 11: Stressing the importance of self respect, punctuality, discipline, time management and quality education, Rajiv Gandhi University Vice Chancellor Prof. Tamo Mibang said that students must strive to imbibe these qualities as they are the torch bearers of their family, society and the state as well.

Inaugurating the second Annual College Week Celebration of Government College Doimukh today, the Vice Chancellor recalled the history of development of higher education in Arunachal and spoke about how JNC Pasighat started functioning in a temporary site in a thatched building with few students and dedicated faculties, which has today grown to be a premier institute of higher education in the state. He believed that Government College Doimukh too would attain such a stage as the college is already blessed with the best teaching faculties.

He stressed upon the necessity of best creative contribution from every individual for the overall development of the society and how important it was to remain awake while others sleep so that miracles could happen. Wishing the students success in their studies and life he also said that one of the main objectives of the students must be to try in building a pan Arunachal identity in a state that is multi-lingual and multi-ethnic.

The function was also addressed by Yab Lotus, Anchal Chairperson, Doimukh, who advised the students to pursue education seriously, be disciplined, cherish the dreams of their parents and avail the utmost from being in the college by learning, performing and participating diligently.

Earlier, in his welcome speech, Dr. NT Rikam, Principal, Government College Doimukh, while speaking about the importance of college week celebration, informed the gathering as to how the college has been managing and organising such programmes in absence of permanent site and infrastructure supports.

General Secretary of the college Teli Runghi put forward number of problems faced by the students in the temporary campus and appealed to all concerned for early redressal of these problems.

Dr. Tage Habung, Assistant Professor and Students Union advisor while speaking on the occasion informed that the college week celebration with various cultural, literary and games and sports competition will continue till February 13.



State BJP leaders hold parleys with union ministers

‘Centre to give focused attention on hilly states’

ITANAGAR, Feb 11: Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti has  said that her ministry is considering to give focused attention on the  grievances of the hilly states like Arunachal Pradesh.

Addressing the  high level meeting of the  state party cadres at Hotel Ashoka here on February 09 last, the  Minister informed that the central Govt. is currently working on the relaxation of National Project for Repair, Renovation & Restoration (RRR) for hilly states. She further said her ministry is considering to kick off the programme “Year of Water Conservation” next year from this state – the land of Rising Sun provided the state government comes forward.

Bharti also highlighted on the Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP), Flood Management Programme (FMP), National Project for Repair, Renovation & Restoration (RRR) of Water Bodies directly linked to Agriculture, Command Areas Development (CAD) projects besides impacts of the Mega Hydro-Electrical Projects in the country, water conservation, floods damage reconstruction as priority sector of the Government. The state BJP leaders also discussed the current position of the power projects in the state with Uma Bharti.

This was followed by second meeting of state BJP leaders with the Union Minister for Agriculture, Radha Mohan Singh and Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju. The meeting deliberated at length upon dairy, fishery, horticulture and agriculture schemes. Singh said the Central Government would give focus attention on “har hath ko kam – har khet ko pani. Emphasizing the need to give focus on fruits and vegetables productions, fish firming, the minister disclosed that the government would provide training and exposures visits to unemployed youths and women including the progressive farmers to outside NE for skill upgradation.  The Central Govt. is ready to help people through – National Horticulture Board (NHB) and National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB)  for employment generation, the  minister said.

The  team of high-level BJP leaders led by party president Tai Tagak and the Leader of the Opposition, Tamiyo Taga  included Ex-Chief Minister Gegong Apang, party MLAs, state Chiefs of various Morchas, senior leaders, party office bearers, ex-Ministers, ex-MLAs and Itanagar Municipality Council (IMC) Councillors.



Awareness campaign on wildlife conservation

Karda Natam

DAPORIJO, Feb 11: The four days wildlife awareness campaign and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan concluded at Jeram village today with a call for protection and preservation wildlife.

Addressing a gathering during the campaign, Upper Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Komkar Dulom urged the villagers to stop random killing and poaching of wildlife. Highlighting the importance of wildlife, the DC called upon people that they should come forward voluntarily and work for protection and preservation of our wildlife.

He also appreciated Tayom Mothu, ZPM Sigin-I for organising this important campaign.

Explaining the importance of maintaining high degree of health and sanitation practices, Executive Engineer, PHED Nyapung Konia briefed on various schemes launched by the government, including Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and its motto. He urged the villagers to avail these benefits.

District Medical Officer, Tale Gongo also explained about the healthy lifestyle practices to stay healthy and disease free.

Offices from Forest Department, Tajum Nima and Tadam Yekar also informed about the various Acts for protection of wildlife and penalty for wildlife offenders.

The awareness campaign covered four villages under Sigin-I.

Poem recitation, banners and placards were displayed to create public awareness on wildlife.

Resource persons drawn from various departments dwelt in length on the key issues.

The campaign was kicked off on February 7 at Sippi Village.



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Work together for betterment of state

In the last few days' number of union ministers is visiting state and holding meeting with state government officials to get first hand information about ground realities. First union minister of civil aviation P Ashok Gajapati Raju visited Tezu last month to assess the construction work of the ongoing Tezu airport work being undertaken by Airport Authority of India. After him agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh and Union minister for Water Resource, River Development & Rejuvenation of Ganga Uma Bharti came on official tour to the state.

All the ministers assured every possible help to the state. Both Ministers Radha Mohan Singh and Uma Bharti held meeting with state government official lead by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki.  Also Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend the statehood day celebration on 20th February at Itanagar. It looks like union government is serious about developing this border state keeping in mind the Chinese factor. It is a well known fact that China has constructed world class infrastructure across the border and things are just opposite in this side of border. Government of Arunachal should take opportunity of the helping hand being offered by union government and accelerate the pace of development. However state units of BJP and Congress should keep their political differences aside and work together for the betterment of state. Just for political mileage, the two parties should not compromise with development of state.

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Facts relating to rescue of elephant calves and arrest of poachers

Dear Editor,

With reference to the  news item regarding rescue of two wild elephant calves and subsequent arrest of four poachers published in your esteemed daily on February 9 last, I would like to highlight the fact relating to the rescue of elephant calves and  arrest of poachers from jungle.

The combined team of Mebo Police SI K P Sharma, IO of Pasighat PS Case No. 16/15 u/s 429/34 IPC R/W Sec 9(2) Wild Life Protection Act along with two Sls (Prov) of Pasighat PS accompanied by N. Tamuk, R.O Mebo and his staff had reported at Chongkham for arrest of poachers Shingkai Chingkai and his party and recovery of wild elephant calves. But they had no idea where to search the accused and the wild elephant calves nor their controlling officers were able to guide them at that juncture. They entirely depended on police assistance from Chongkham.

Through a local source information was collected regarding the possible hide out and I led the party and decided to search the elephant calves training camp of Shingkai Chingkai instead of raiding his house.

Ultimately, the team was led to the camp in Kherem Jungles where we found two wild elephants calves  while the poachers were sleeping in a hut with polythene roof. Then only the Pasighat Police/Forest Party arrested them and seized the wild elephant calves and informed the matter to CCF (Central Arunachal Circle) Miko Tago and DFO(T) Pasighat Tabang Jourah and East Siang SP Devendar Arya. Their supervision started after the recovery of two wild elephant calves and arrest of 4 accused but not before the recovery and arrest.

The hard work and efforts of the Chongkham Police were not mentioned in news item/press release.  However, a good effort had been done. Now one more elephant calve is to be recovered which was sold for Rs 30000 by poachers to some local people of Bizari as reported by reliable sources.


Thomas Pertin

OC, Chongkham Police out post.


Employees need to behave

Dear Editor,

Through yours esteemed daily, I would like to express my pain regarding the misbehaviour of Govt officials and staff.

It is common phenomenon in our state that Govt officials come to office late and do not cooperate with public properly. They give priority to their relatives and the people at the higher position than common people. Most of the employees behave like dictator except few.

When we enter office of any department we feel low and morally down. In many cases, I have witnessed officers behaving like dictator. I know this letter will not make any impact on such people. What is the reason behind it? Are not they for the welfare of the people?

I am not saying all officers behave the same.

Its my serious request to the officials that they be better behaved and also get the work done on time. Particularly please don't not humiliate villagers as most of them are illiterate and they do not know the system well.

Remember your tough, struggling days and get off your ego.


Moge lollen

BHU, Varanasi





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