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January - 05


Singh greets on Guru Govind Singh Jayanti

ITANAGAR, Jan 04: On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, Governor Gen (Retd) J J Singh extended  greetings to the people Arunachal Pradesh.

He expressed the hope that the occasion will carry across the message of valour and sacrifice and inspire the brave people of Arunachal Pradesh towards rising up against any form of injustice in the society.

Guruji, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs, was born at Patna Sahib in 1666. It was He who moulded the Sikh religion into its present form with the formation of the Khalsa. A true and devout Sikh is characterized by the possession of the following 5 K’s – Kesh (Long Hair), Kangha (Comb), Kirpan (dagger), Kachcha (Shorts) and Kara (Steel Bracelet).

The nagar kirtan taken out on this occasion displays the richness of the Sikh heritage and the sacrifices made by the Sikh community since times immemorial.


WiMAX service launched

ITANAGAR, Jan 04: The WiMAX services have been launched by R. Sanyal, CGM, BSNL at Doimukh Telephone exchange on 4th Jan 2010. L.U.Rao, GM, BSNL, Arung Siram, DGM, BSNL and other BSNL officers were present in the launching ceremony.

This is the first WiMAX services launched in North East. WiMAX is a wireless broadband service. It provides high speed internet with coverage upto 15Km. WiMAX will be used for providing wireless broadband services to the rural areas and common service centre (CSC).


Lowangdong hails performance of KGBV, Barap

ITANAGAR, Jan 04: On Indigenous Faith day, Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya at Barap, Tirap district got a new Hostel block.

Speaker Legislative Assembly, Wanglin Lowangdong who inaugurated the hostel block was very pleased by the performance of the students and improvement made by the Vidyalaya as a whole in a short span of three years.

With proper guidance our girls can excel in any field said the Chief Guest seeing their Band performance! He announced a sum of Rs. five lakhs for the construction of teachers' quarters.

Local MLA and programme 's Guest of Honour Yumsen Matey stressed on the importance of indigenous faith and culture and pleaded the people to be aware and strive to protect the same.

Deputy Commissioner, W. Lowang, Circle Officer Lazu, L.Naam and DDSE, Khonsa, also spoke on the occasion. Rupesh Mathur, Prant Sangathak of Arun Jyoti, Arunachal Pradesh briefed about the purpose and activities of Vivekananda Kendra. Principal of  R.K. Sarada Mission Khonsa was also present on the occasion.

The Vidyalaya run by Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti was inaugurated by former Parliamentary Secretary of Horticulture Thajam Aboh three year ago. (DIPRO)


Bharat Swabhiman campaign

ITANAGAR, Jan 04: The Patanjali Yog Samiti Arunachal Pradesh and Bharat Swabhiman (Trust) have decided to celebrate the Ist Foundation Day of the  Bharat Swabhiman campaign throughout the state with various programmes on January 5.

At Itanagar the programme will be held at Vivekananda Central School premises,  in the evening.  The celebration will be marked by singing of patriotic songs, classical dances, deliberations of lectures on Bharat Swabhiman, Yog, Pranayam and health & hygiene.  People from all walks of life are expected to take part in to this event.


‘Speed up investigation’

ITANAGAR, Jan 4: All Dollungmukh Area Students’ Union (ADASU)  has appealed the Papum Pare SP and Capital DC to intervene and give directives to the subordinate authorities to speed up the investigation process in the Ratan Santi death case.

Claiming the death of late Santi, a class-VI student as murder, the union said such criminal activities should be condemned by all sections of the society. It appealed the authorities concerned also to investigate and prepare the post mortem report soon.


Misuse of fund alleged

ITANAGAR, Jan 4: Hiba-I Gram Panchayat   chairperson has demanded judicial enquiry into the alleged irregularities in implementation of Hiba Hatam Hariyali Project at Hiba village under Sangram circle  in Kurung Kumey district.

The GP chairperson Giogi Yado in a release alleged that out of total cost of the project Rs 1.80 crore,  Rs 1.30 crore has already been withdrawn by implementing agency. But still there is no sign of project implementation. Implementing agency had never visited the project site, he further said.


Yaza Waii Memorial T20 Cricket C’ship

Gorkha XI, CCC enter semifinals

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Seppa, Jan 4: Gorkha XI beat Gorgoroth XI by 19 runs while Chayang Tajo Cricket Club thrashed Police Colony XI by 34 runs and both the teams entered semifinals of Yaza Waii Memorial T20 Cricket championship being played at General ground here today.

In the first match, Gorkha XI won the toss and decided to bat first. They set a moderate target of 105 runs in the stipulated 20 overs. The opening pair of Ashok Chetry and Prem Rai contributed 9 (28) and 12 (34) run respectively while Suresh Rai, who came into bat at three down contributed a valuable 30 off 27 balls. However, Gorkha XI tail did not wag as their innings folded at 104 runs.

Bungya Langdo claimed  three Gorkha XI wickets.

In reply, the Gorgoroth XI succumbed to the pace attack of the opponent and could manage only 86 runs. While Vishnu Chetry claimed three wickets  Purna Tamang bagged two wickets.

Gorkha XI captain Vijay Tamang was declared man of the match for his all round performance which included 14 runs and three wickets.

In another match played between Police Colony and CCC XI, the latter thrashed Police Colony by 34 runs. CCCXI, who won the toss and elected to bat first, piled up a good total of 125 runs in the given 20 over. Atum Sonam, who knocked a valuable innings of 34 runs off 38 and claimed two wickets, was adjudged the man of the match.  Chungma Bagang played a captain’s knock  of 21 runs off 19 balls.

Rajiv Gogoi picked three CCC wickets while Tagung Jomoh claimed two.

While chasing the target, the Police Colony was bowled out for 86 runs  in 19.3 overs. Although the opening pair of Sishu Dodum and Sangkar Pabing gave a  good start, the team could not chase the target successfully as wickets began to fall at regular intervals.

Engineers XI have already entered the semifinals while the fourth semi finalist would be decided from the match between Vintage XI and Seppa United slated tomorrow.

The semifinals would be held on January 12.


Winter vacation

ITANAGAR: The Office of the Arunachal Pradesh Information Commission will remain closed from January 4-18 on account of winter vacation.


GWS website and book to mark GBM

ITANAGAR: Galo Welfare Society’s general body meeting slated on Jan 6 at Siddharta Hall would see the launch of Moopin poopwr Poonu nwwttom and mvmmvn gogrv of the Galos of Arunachal Pradesh, compiled by Dr Tejum Padu.

On the day, website of Galo Welfare Society would also be formally launched.

During the general body meeting, new executive committee of Galo Welafare Society would be selected.


Mizo police busts counterfeit currency racket

Aizawl: Mizoram Police have claimed to have busted a fake Indian currency racket with the seizure of equipment and machines used for printing fake currency notes and arrest of four persons.

Three persons were arrested from Vairengte village at Mizoram-Assam border on January two and another person from her house at Khatla locality here on the same day, SP of Aizawl, Lalbiakthanga Khiangte said here today.

He said police seized laptop computer, printer, scanner, silk screen developer, security threads, different colours of solutions, a number of fake currencies and official stamp papers for printing of the fake notes from the locality.

Give priority to development agenda


Dear Editor,

With the allotment of ministerial berths, chairmen posts of various PSUs and Parliamentary secretaries to our elected legislators, now it remains to be seen how our leaders prove themselves worthy of their commitments made to the people in the elections. The promises made during election times should remain afresh in the mind of elected legislators and they should give priority to the development agenda.

To begin with, the state Govt’s decision to procure costly and luxurious vehicles for who’s who, does not seem to be matching to the process of fulfilling government’s commitments to bring all round socio-economic developments, as the luxurious vehicles would find it difficult to run on rugged and uneven roads in many areas of our hilly terrain. Moreover, many villages in our state are not having road links to the district headquarters or administrative offices.

The personal presence of ministers/MLAs in interior villages is utmost necessary to assess the problems at the grass-root level, and to ensure that the development works are executed timely.

Although a minister is entitled for one or two vehicles but it has been state Government’s tradition to provide four to five vehicles from secretariat pool and from the department concerned as well.

Not to say of ministers and MLAs, their relatives are also found using government vehicles thereby incurring huge losses to public exchequer. Many government officers have also followed their suit. Till late evening, the government vehicles are seen standing in market complex, road side.

With many private school buses found half-empty, use of  Govt vehicles for dropping children to schools have become a status symbol for many of our officers. Instead of these unauthorized use of vehicles and extra huge public expenses, construction of link roads to villages would give more justice to the people.

State government should give a complete new look to policies and programmes and formulate comprehensive policy and planning for all round development with new mechanism for proper monitoring system to avoid misuse of public money.


Komjum Riba





Economics and Statistics deptt needs Govts’ attention


Dear Editor,

The department of Economics & Statistics is the oldest one in comparison to various other departments in this hilly state.

Till today, the department is performing various essential statistical works as well as accountable tasks for the state and  Central  governments like collection  and  publication of population census data, annual average rainfall date, agricultural and  industrial production data, conducting National Sample Survey for CPI (Urban), reporting on various monthly retail price statistics,  and the most importantly, yearly publication of the District Statistical Hand Book and many more. But unfortunately, this department is being neglected by both Central  and state govts.  Both the Govts did not initiate any step for well-being of the department after  RBD Act 1969 and state Rules 2001.

Earlier, the department was considered as “backbone” of the state and used to receive accolade from both Govts and public for its performance.

Now, this one of the oldest departments is being looked down with unjustifiable pay scale of its field staff, (i.e. FI,SIS,IS). Pay scale of FI is neither in LDC or UDC grade as  if  their recruitment qualification is now graduate from any recognized govt. university with specific subjects like Economics, Statistics, Commerce & Maths as per amendment made recently.

There is lot of grievances from the field staff who are conducting the very technical portion of the field survey and  getting  least amount in the name of TA/DA without getting technical allowances.

Therefore, the concerned departmental Association (APJESWA), the director, (Eco & Stat) and both the Arunachal and Central Govts are requested  to make a coordinated effort and give a fresh look at the department as a special case in order to fulfill the long felt grievances of the field staffs & the department as a whole.


Josheph Nyare

Taba Sikom,

DSO (Stat.) Office.




Educational tour


Dear Editor,

A group of final year students from East Kameng district studying in DNGC Itanagar, are leaving the state Capital on Jan 05 on a educational tour to Delhi, Bangalore, Kanyakumari and Goa.  This  tour becomes possible with financial and moral support of 10th East Seppa MLA Tapuk Taku, Ms Kariya Bagang of Chayang Tajo, ANSU and AAPSU leaders. We thanks all of them and appreciate their good gesture.


Tang Dada, organizer

M Bagang, overall in-charge.


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