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January  - 15


Resolve the border issue

Dear Editor,

Issuance of stapled visa to Arunachalees is a matter of great concern. The territorial dispute between China and India need to be well-defined and resolved with comprehensive arbitration. The two global economic powers should divert their focus from border altercation towards establishment of economic growth on both sides. However, India should be well prepared to defend her own territory against any unsought external aggression.

Regular forces & soldiers, Telecommunication, Roadways, provision of basic amenities to the citizens across the border areas need to be executed quickly and effectively.

The issues of stapled visa & other border related dispute should not be undermined or condoned.

I extol the All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) for lodging strong protest against issue of stapled visa by the Chinese government and appeal to the Government of India to put effort into resolving the crisis.


Jumli Rina

Dimapur, (on email)



The Chinese double standard

Dear Editor,

China, the largest trading partner of India in goods and said to be cooperating each other in many major international issues such as reformation of world financial system and climate change, yet put another qustion mark to understand the complexity of India-China relationship.

The recent issuance of stapled visas by Chinese embassy to an athlete Sibi Yukar and his coach Abraham Kaya, as because both are domiciled in Arunachal Pradesh, infer various conclusion. Anyone can understand the political motive with such issues beside that One can even question the intellectuality of Chinese as the said victims are from sports background. After its much hyped Olympiad in Beijing and most recent the success of Asian game, one can hardly believe that Chinese hindered in the way of sports person just for the account of political motives. It’s eventually a discouraging message to any sports person from state like Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir but also a bad reputation for a country like China which are known for their sports hub.

Wake-up Indian Government, wake-up world!


Dhon Bagang,

Seppa (on email)



The missing Gandhi  

Dear Editor,

It is our duty to preserve and protect the historical monuments and images of our freedom fighters.

An image of Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi which was standing near NH 52 A at Bank Tinali Itanagar had been misplaced by someone which is not traceable till date. It is the duty of any civilized society to respect the Father of the Nation due to whose initiative we are now living in a free and independent country.

It is seen that some construction work is undergoing at the location where the statue of Mahatma Gandhi was installed.

Through your esteemed daily we would like to appeal the state government for early relocation of the statue to its original location at the Children Park as a mark of respect to the departed leader.


Techi Solo,

Tana Bado



Rose Valley: A clarification

Dear Editor

I had been serving Rose Valley Ziro branch for three years till December 2010, I shocked when I read in Reader’s forum headed “Before investing your heard earned money” on dated 10th January. I could not help myself to write something about this topic.

I have been at Arunachal Pradesh since last fifteen years and concluded Arunachalee are easy going but not easy to cheat.

I am not agreed with the point that, people of this state were duped by their own friends and relatives by pushing them in Rose Valley either as an agent or as customer. Rose Valley is a Kolkata based public Ltd. Company and registered under the company’s act 1956(U45201 WB 1999 PLC 0893311 dated 03.05.1999). The company is presently operating business in India with pride and dignity and having 550 regional and branch offices across almost all states with a working strength of over 10 lakh workers/employees, not a firm as he said.

After running this business for over twelve years a recent dispute has come up between Rose Valley and SEBI regarding scheme wherein SEBI had stated that this Ashirwad scheme is under SEBI jurisdiction and that it should be registered under CIS regulation.  We had time and again objected, challenging the authority of the SEBI, the company has preferred a writ petition being W.P. NO. 136 of 2010 before the  high court on  5th Feb, 2010 was pleased to pass an order not to take any  coercive  step against the company till the final order is passed.

It is a dispute between SEBI and company for a very particular scheme. The customer and agent have no reasons to worry at all.

I appreciate Mr. Ette warning people against financial intricacies, but one should know the company and its people closely before passing any comment against it. Rose Valley is offering its Job and agencies to the local people of Arunachal. Youth are engaging themselves in money marketing and earning something for their family.

The company is well organized with very highly qualified people and they earnestly appeal to all their valued customers to be with them and have faith and trust on them. They have always protected the rights of their customers in the past and pledge to guarantee the protection of their valued customers at present and in future.


Rajib Ahmed

Ziro,  (on email)






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India call for consistent visa policy, BJP questions India’s soft stand

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: In the wake of China issuing stapled visa to  weightlifter Yukar Sibi and Indian Weightlifting Federation official Abraham Kaya by the Chinese embassy, India has urged China to follow a consistent visa policy.

“We have seen media reports on the issuance of stapled visas to an. Both of them are reportedly domiciled in the State of Arunachal Pradesh, which is an integral part of India,” said a statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs.

“We have unequivocally conveyed to the Chinese side that a uniform practice of issuance of visas to Indian nationals must be followed, regardless of the applicant's ethnicity or place of domicile,” it said.

On November 12, 2009, the Ministry issued a travel advisory, cautioning Indian citizens that Chinese visas issued on separate papers stapled to passports would not be considered valid for travel out of the country.

The Bharatiya Janata Party, Arunachal Pradesh denounced issuance of stapled visa to Sibi and Kaya has questioned India’s soft stand.

The party demanded that Govt. of India be firm in its stand and commitment. It further said that country should not issue visa to Chinese visiting Arunachal Pradesh.

It further called on the centre to revamp the administrative units at the border areas and equitable development initiatives while adding that state government set up full pledged separate Directorate with required resources to man the various border areas developmental programmes and projects.

It further said that Arunachal Pradesh should no more be appealing but rigorously pursue with the govt. of India on the Chinese claims.

The state BJP has already taken up with the central leaders of its concern as before and the matter would be taken up rigorously in the coming monsoon session of the parliament, it said.

Spies, masquerading as research scholars, social workers and tourists, are lurking in the hills of Arunachal Pradesh a fact that was reinforced by the arrest of a suspected Chinese spy in Lohit district on May last year, the party alleged.


Resentment at renaming of bridge over Siang

AESDSU gives three days ultimatum

Ojing Tayeng

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: The preparation for the much awaited Pasighat centenary celebration is almost complete.

However, as the celebration date draws nearer amidst news of postponement, there is strong resentment at the proposed renaming of Rane Piigo Bridge to Rajiv Gandhi Bridge. All East Siang District Students union, (AESDSU) today gave a three days ultimatum to the state government and the concerned senior citizens of the Adi society to withdraw the proposed change of name of the bridge.

The union has threatened democratic protest to preserve and safeguard the indigenous interest if their demand is not fulfilled within the stipulated time.

The union further, expressing displeasure over the frequent postponement of Bridge inauguration by the concerned authority said “due to constant shifting of inauguration date many tourists are also getting physical and mental harassment.

It appealed the concerned authority not to change the inauguration date of such mega event in the district in near future as such postponement gives only negative image.

The sentiments of the people at the proposed name change are legitimate, given the fact that Siang is an epitome of the Adi culture.

Change of names at whims and fancies of such socio-religious important place like Rane Piigo is a move that is bound to hurt the sentiments of the people. It is not only comprising with identity but also uncalled for.


Training on entrepreneurship development skill

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: The month-long training programme on Design and Product Development for textiles and cane & bamboo/wood handicrafts organized by National Centre for Design and Product Development (NCDPD), New Delhi in collaboration with Oju Welfare Association, Naharlagun concluded today.

Altogether 80 artisans were imparted training in four batches on entrepreneurship development skills under the programme.


Union demands school infrastructure

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: All Raga Area Students’ Union (ARASU) has expressed strong resentment over non-fulfillment of its various long-pending demands, including establishment of Science and Commerce streams at Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Raga.

It was a demand made before the authority during 2002 to open both Science and Commerce streams in the school. But no initiative has been taken yet in this regard, ARASU said, and demanded the authority to immediately open the two streams in the school.

While describing the present ruined Boys hostel of the school and shortage of Girls hostel, the students union demanded the authority to allocate fund under Rajya Mission Siksha Abhiyan scheme within this financial year.

ARASU also demanded immediate posting of a Headmaster for Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Dollungmukh, teachers quarters for GHSS, Raga, Govt. Sec. Schools, Boasimla and Dollungmukh and Govt Middle school, Raga and full-fledge Govt. Hr. Secondary School status to Govt. Sec. School, Boasimla.


VIII Galo Baanv Kvba at Dumporijo

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: The VIIIth Galo Baanv Kvba (GBK),  will kick-off in Dumporijo in Upper Subansiri district from January 19.

The four day Baanv Kvba holds immense importance for the Galos from across the state which will be held for the first time under a woman as its leader under a difficult time.

This Baanv Kvba themed as ''Peace, Prosperity and Progress" shall stress more on proper direction for community. As per the itinerary which is in public domain, it is expected that the members will deliberate and revisit unimplemented resolutions of previous GBK resolutions, integration and unity for common good and good governance etc.

For the first time, guests from neighbouring state of Assam will also attend the Baanv Keba. It is also learnt that office-bearers of other community based organisations have consented to participate in the inaugural session on Jan 20, as constituent members of the Arunachal Indigenous Tribes Forum, established on the 3rd September 2010, to bring together all the tribes of the state.

As part of its continued effort, on the occasion, the members of the Galo community will be administered a pledge against open defecation.

Apart from cultural programs, there will be literary (Debate) competitions for the youth participants. And  there will be group discussions on Peace, Progress and Prosperity to be chaired by senior members and elders of the community. The discussion will throw light on education, health, livelihood, women empowerment, youth and sports, PRIs, customary laws and Indian Laws, village common graveyard and village land etc.

To mark the event, a souvenir will be released.

The Achievers and Trendsetters will also be felicitated on the occasion.


Committee writes to CEA for cancelation of project

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: The Indigenous Land Owners Welfare Action Committee (ILOWAC), while reiterating its demand for cancellation of the 1000 mw Siyum Hydro Power Storage Dam Reying Payum circle, has demanded the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) not to approve the project until and unless it is a run off the river project and the height is reduced from present 169 meters to 20 meters.

"In spite of stiff opposition from the indigenous people of the area, the project has got clearance from various stages and now it has been sent to CEA for approval, ILOWAC said in its memorandum submitted to the chairman of CEA, New Delhi.

Describing that how the dams will affect the local people socially and economically and their surrounding physical environment, the memorandum said that the dam will submerge whole Payum area and cause extinction of numerous endangered plants and fish species.

Further, the area is situated in a highly active seismic zone and in the event of dam breakage it will create catastrophe for human population and ecosystem at downstream.

ILOWAC appealed the Chairman to return the project paper to the State Government so that the MoA could be modified.


NGO to implement NABARD supported Prog in Changlang

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: The Alombro Mayu Yaku Chi Amey Aroga (AMYAA), Namphai-I, will organize NABARD supported Skill Development Programme (SDP) in Handicraft (Wood Carving) and Rural Entrepreneurship Development Programmes (REDP) in Mushrooming and Food Processing.

The REDP in Mushrooming for 30 rural beneficiaries is starting on January 18 at Khajan Village of Kharsang Circle.

The inaugural programme for REDP in Food Processing is due to be held on January 19 at Songking Village of Miao Circle while the SDP in Wood Carving will start on January 20 at Namphai-I.

These programmes are targeted at helping the rural youth, women and farmers to get specialized training in different specific trades which has commercial scope for entrepreneurship and business.

The implementing agency aims at imparting skill based training to the rural poor through SDP and REDP which will in turn lead to the sustainable environmental-friendly agricultural development and which will simultaneously encourage a faster economic development of the grassroots community members and agricultural producers. The ultimate impact and outcome of the programme would be to contribute to the economic development by creating new employment possibilities and improving the living standards of the rural poor families.

Maximum effort will be made by the AMYAA organization in helping the farmers to change their conceptual mind-frame from traditional/conventional driven to market driven occupations which has additional values for socio-economic development.


Awareness prog on social evils

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: An awareness programme highlighting the ill effects of early marriages, forced marriages, importance of health & hygiene and education etc. was conducted among the people of Pachang community by Pachang Brothers Welfare Association (PBWA) at Pachang village under Pipu circle of East Kameng district recently.

More emphasis was given on compulsory and quality education to children belonging to the community, and for this, the association urged the authority to provide the facility.

They also discussed on issues relating to socio-economic development of the community people.

President of PBWA Taring Pachang exhorted community members to come forward and serve the society in right time.

Chief guest of the programme Surang Pachang, ASM, appealed members of the society to lead the society in right path without being involved in politics.

Guest of honour Tago Pachang, ASM, appealed to the society members to help each other in the hour of need.

Beside the central executive members and invitees 65 householders benefitted from the programme.

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News Impact

Gao visits Mallo

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: Former MP and National BJP General Secretary, Tapir Gao today visited former state BJP president Tarin Mallo, who had been unwell, at his Naharlagun residence and enquired about his health.

Mallo was undergoing medical treatment in Guwahati Medical College Hospital before he was brought back here by the family.

The National General Secretary also interacted with his wife Dishi Mihu Mallo and other family members and prayed for early recovery of the veteran party leader.

Gao was accompanied by the state general secretary, Tai Tagak, state president, Yuva Morcha, Doni Nich, state general secretary, Yuva Morcha, Tarin Tari, district BJP president, Techi Tara and BJP Mandal President, Tadar Kama.


Bharat Jyoti Award

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: Modam Dini Bogum has been awarded the coveted "Bharat Jyoti Award" by India International Friendship Society for his meritorious services in social upliftment of tribal people of Arunachal Pradesh. The award was conferred on him at a function organized at New Delhi on January 7 last.

Meanwhile, Bogum Ao Foundation has felicitated Dini for his achievement. He is the second member of Bogum clan to receive the prestigious after Tony Koyu Bogum, said organizing committee release, and hoped that Dini will continue his selfless service for the cause of humanity.


Boundary demarcated

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: Paktu Ete Students’ Union, Panchayat leaders and GBs of Pobdi, Gune-Bane, Kugi, Paya, Bene and Wak village in a joint meeting at Dere Bango has solved the long pending school boundary problems of government secondary school, Pobdi recently.

Further, the PEBSU has also conducted social service at Pobdi, Gune-Bane, Kugi, Paya, Bene and Wak village respectively.


YUVAA condemns

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: Youth Under Volunteer Activities of Arunachal condemned the recent rape incident in which PHED Executive Engineer Kirpa Pertin allegedly raped a girl.

The YUVAA appealed the concerned authority to give stern punishment to the accused and also demanded that the case be moved to fast tract court for speedy justice.


ICT institute

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: An Institute of Community Transformation (ICT) at Tezu was inaugurated by Pastor K.K. Wangsa on Jan 7.

 ICT has been established by Arunachal Christian Mission (ACM) Dumporijo, base Trust of Upper Subansiri District, Arunachal Pradesh.

Ten candidates were enrolled as trainees. Establishment of such institute will encourage people to follow Biblical principles in transforming community, an ACM release said.


‘Make Itafort dispensary functional’

ITANAGAR: All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) has strongly urged the authorities concerned to immediately make Itafort Govt Dispensary functional by posting the required doctors and nursing staff with pathological equipments.

ANYA further cautioned the authority of public ire if it contemplates to lease out the dispensary land to any private party.



SEPPA: Nyokum Yullo Celebration Committee Lada 2011 was constituted in a meeting with ASM Rungfe Sonam Waii and ASM Dongro Tawe as Chairman and Secretary respectively.

The new executive body of Nyokum Yullo Celebration Committee (NYCC) Nirjuli  has been constituted with Techi Kaso as chairman, Audil Toko as vice chairman and Nabam Philip as general secretary beside 11 others.


Health camp

ITANAGAR: Itanagar Mori-Rotgo Banggo Welfare Society in collaboration with District Health Society, Upper Siang District is organizing two days health camp at Jengging on January 15 and 16.

MLA Alo Libang would attend the inaugural function as chief guest.