ITANAGAR, Jan 10: In what could be termed as shocking incident, the Arunachal Pradesh
Public Service Commission (APPSC) office building here was set ablaze early this
Several rooms of the Commission’s building, including the Chairman’s chamber were
completely burnt down in the incident. Many important files and papers were also
burnt to ashes.
Further, at the private residence of APPSC Chairman Dr Ligu Tacho, two vehicles (Scorpio)
of the Commission and one vehicle of son of the APPSC Chairman were either torched
in between 3 am to 4 am today morning, District Magistrate Itanagar Capital Complex
Onit Panyang said in an official release.
Capital Complex administration held the members of Unemployed Arunachalee Engineers’
Association (UAEA), who had called a bandh today, responsible for the attacks.
Petrol bomb was reportedly used by the protestors, who arrived in separate vehicles
in large number, to set on fire the building, one of the ITBP jawans, who was on
night city patrolling duty, said.
A jawan of the patrolling team also received grievous head injury while he was trying
to resist them from damaging the building.
The incidents occurred before the 12-hr bandh called by the Association (UAEA) in
protest against non fulfillment of its demand by the APPSC.
The Association has been demanding re-conduct of the examination by the Commission
for the posts of Assistant Engineer (Civil) and resignation of the Commission chairman
and members alleging erroneous evolution of answer sheets and totalling in marks.
Four persons have been arrested by police in this connection, said Itanagar Police
Station OC Make Bui.
Later, the bandh sponsor created road blockades at Banderdewa, Naharlagun, Itanagar
and Hollongi bringing movement of people to a complete halt.
All business establishments, educational institutions, banks remained closed while
all vehicles remained off the road during the bandh hours. Attendances in all government
offices were thin despite state government’s standing instruction to all employees
to attend offices. Meanwhile, prohibitory order under 144/144A has been clamped in
Itanagar capital complex, particularly in and around the APPSC office, by the district
magistrate with immediate effect till further order. Assembly of 4 and more people
at one place, holding dharnas, hunger strikes or agitations are banned during the
Meanwhile, Nyishi Elite Society (NES) has vehemently condemned the incident and the
damaged caused to APPSC office and private assets of Dr. Ligu Tacho, Chairman of
The act has not only tarnished the image of the organizations that enforced the bandh
but it has also shown the mental horizon of the educated youth of our state, it said
and called for a thorough investigation into the incident by Government.
“If the allegations of the examinees on the prestigious institution is true then
all the right thinking citizens as a parents and elders would have supported their
cause,” the NES said while adding that the destruction of Govt. and private properties
in the disguise of democratic movement is ugliest act that one can could have thought
“From the act, it can be presumed that it can not be an act of an educated youth
but if that is so then such person(s) can not be said or regarded as of possessing
a degree or a qualified person.
“Huge amounts have been spent on building these assets which can not be left to a
handful of hooligans to be taken for a joy ride. The state govt. should deal with
such mischief makers sternly and punish them as per the law to deter such activities
in future. The damages made to Govt and private properties should also be realized
from the responsible persons,” NES said.
The NES urged the State Govt. to come out clean on the allegations leveled against
the Public Service Commission by instituting an inquiry committee to unearth the
facts and the outcome of the probe should be made known to the people. If the Commission
is guilty then the guilty person should also be punished to ensure the sanctity of
the institution, it added.
It is worth mentioning here that the office building of Superintending Engineer,
PWD (Coord) office at Mowb-2 here was burnt by miscreants on November four, 2011.
Expressing serious concern over the shocking incident, many citizens have criticized
the district administration and intelligence for failing to sense the possibility
of such incidents before or during the bandh which was called against the APPSC.
Road accidents claim 419 lives in three years
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: Almost every day we hear about road accidents in Arunachal Pradesh.
However, only few accidents are recorded and made known to public as many of such
accidents go unreported and unrecorded.
The data available with this daily is alarming.
Between 2009-2011, 419 people lost their lives involving 826 accidents.
In 2009, there were 306 accidents with 158 deaths and 530 injuries while in 2010,
there were 293 accidents which resulted in 148 deaths, 491 injuries. In 2011 there
were 227 accidents which claimed the lives of 113 and left 432 injured.
As per the data available in Road Safety Cell, PHQ Itanagar, the numbers of person
killed in road accident during 2010 upto November 2011 increased in Tawang, Papum
Pare Rural, West Siang, Lohit and Anjaw Districts while the rest of the districts
of the state indicated negative marking.
The majority of the accidents were caused because of breaking speed limits, reckless
driving, including ignoring road sign and signals, driving under the influence of
alcohol and drugs, using cell phone while driving, driver distraction and bad road
conditions. The analytical data further informed that age group from 21 -30 years
are most venerable to accidents.
The citizens of the state though well acquainted with all the consequences of road
accidents but hardly few individuals have realized the value of traffic guidelines
and successfully averted human error related road accidents.
Though, the State’s Road Safety Cell is conducting road safety awareness campaign
in various corners of the state, still Traffic sense is absent in our state as even
the literate people are also hesitant to follow the traffic rules here.
In such a situation, we cannot blame the concerned authority for their failure to
control the mounting road accidents unless and until its citizen follow the traffic
rules and regulations properly. Particularly for state like Arunachal Pradesh where
even educated people act like illiterate, it will be tough job for the authority
to impose traffic guidelines strictly. The state needs effective law enforcement
to incorporate traffic sense amongst the people and it need sufficient traffic police
personnel to enforce it.
However, such strict enforcement should be done in a scientific manner, without causing
trouble to the passengers.
According to Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Apang Tamuk only 30 traffic personnel
are manning Itanagar and Naharlagun roads which is not sufficient. He said that minimum
of 80 personnel are required to handle the traffic problems in state capital. However,
he expressed the hope that the proposal for engagement of traffic warden under Capital
Complex Town Magistrate would immensely help the State Traffic Cell.
The SP further, briefing about the “Traffic e-challan”, informed that the state would
introduce E-Challan system soon.
He also informed that, continuing its Road awareness programme, State Traffic Police,
Road Safety Cell PHQ, Itanagar is organizing mass awareness cum training on traffic
and road safety at VK Hall, RK Mission Itanagar on Jan 13.
Meanwhile, All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation, Secretary General
Dobing Sonam, taking serious note of the increasing rate of road accidents involving
commercial vehicles, appealed all commercial vehicle drivers to cooperate with the
traffic authority and attend the awareness programme.
Dalai Lama honoured
32nd Kalachakra Initiation for world peace concludes
Tuki invites Dalai Lama
Bodh Gaya, Jan 10: Spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been honoured
with the coveted title of “The Supreme Master of Complete Teaching of Lord Buddha”
on the concluding day today of the 11 days long 32nd Kalachakra Initiation for world
This title was honoured by the heads of different sects of Buddhist religion to the
Dalai Lama today during a felicitation programme conducted by the Kalachakra organizing
committee at the teaching ground in presence of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister
Nabam Tuki, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and host of high ranking dignitaries.
The noble laureate advised the devotees gathered from round the globe to try practice
the teachings of Lord Buddha in their daily lives which he tried explaining in last
10 days so that the very essence of love and compassion could prevail on this earth.
“Ultimate Happiness is within oneself” asserted the Guru while explaining the reasons
and causes behind the sufferings and sorrows.
He also released his book titled “Beyond Religion” and termed the book as a secular
approach towards perfection to any religion.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki termed the Dalai Lama as the
staunch advocate of Non-Violence and a perfect follower of father of nation Mahatma
“Your teachings on world peace and universal brotherhood is globally admired and
adored. Love and compassion, the very essence of humanity as has been taught by you
ushers in peaceful co-existence among fellow human beings on this earth. Your eminent
existence amongst us instills the much required positive thinking and approach”,
said Tuki while extending his sincere gratitude to His Holiness for blessing all
Tuki further requested Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to allot a suitable land at the Holy
Land of Bodh Gaya so that the state Government could construct a Dharamshala for
the Buddhist pilgrims from the state of Arunachal Pradesh which has a substantial
population of Buddhist community.
He also invited the Dalai Lama to visit Arunachal Pradesh again to bless its people.
On Tuki’s request, Bihar Chief Minister assured to work out for a suitable land for
a Dharamshala for Arunachal pilgrims. He wished Dalai Lama a long life and urged
him to visit Bodh Gaya and Bihar again and again.
The prime sponsor of 32nd Kalachakra Initiation for world peace, Pema Khandu, Minister
of Tourism, RWD in his speech extended his profound gratitude to His Holiness for
accepting the request of his Late father Dorjee Khandu former chief minister of
Arunachal Pradesh for conferring the Kalachakra.
“With the end of the 32nd Kalachakra initiation for world peace, we have moved closer
towards enlightenment listening to His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s vast teaching”,
“It was a perfect pilgrimage for all of us since we had the privilege of having amongst
us the heads of all schools of thoughts of Buddhism”, he further added.
Pema thanked the government of Bihar and all the volunteers who had been relentlessly
working for successful conduct of the 32nd Kalachakra Initiation for World Peace.
(PRO TO CM)
Aalo witness grand youth festival
Aalo, Jan 10: The first ever West Siang District Youth Festival 2012 begun here on
8th January. The three days festival was being organized by West Siang District
Students Union (WSDSU) in association with Department of Tourism, govt of Arunachal
The opening day of festival was addressed by Prof David Reid Syiemlieh, RGU Vice-Chancellor
and Bora Ete, Chief Engineer Trans Arunachal highway.
In their respective addresses, they urged youth to make best use of this festival
and exchange ideas for the betterment of society.
In his welcome address president of WSDSU Karyom Loyi hoped that this festival will
act as catalyst to bring unity among people of Arunachal.
“Students from all the parts of state have been invited. We are felicitating young
achievers of state. We hope their presence in festival will inspire every youth of
Arunachal and also foster brotherhood among student communities,” stated Karyom.
Sports and cultural festivals also witnessed large participation from every schools
of West Siang. The most unique part of this youth festival is that no politicians
are being invited as guest and only scholars, achievers and academicians have been
invited to grace the festivals.
The second day of festival also witnessed impressive activities including panel discussion
and ethnic fancy dress show.
NESO Chairman Dr Samujjwal Bhattarchajee and President of TMPK, Apex student organization
of Mishing Johan Doley, and Galo Students Union Secretary General Pakmik Taipodia
addressed the students.
In their respective address AASU advisor and TMPK President said that there anti-dam
movement is only against NHPC and wrong policy of central govt. They assured that
no economic blockade will ever be imposed against Arunachalee people and it will
be directed only against NHPC.
A panel discussion was also held on the topic “internal democracy in student and
youth organization in Arunachal Pradesh and corrective measures thereof”.
Dr Nani Bath, HoD, Political Science, RGU chaired the discussion. ACR Chairperson
Bamang Tago, Dr Tado Karlo of NERIST, Taba Ajum (journalist) and GSU general secretary
Pakmik Taipodia were the other panelists.
During the discussion all the panelist expressed serious concern over involvement
of money in student elections. They called on all politicians and influential section
of society to stop funding student union election and let student communities honestly
choose their leaders. They also called for greater democracy among student and youth
organizations and not let president and general secretary dictate all decision.
The evening ended with colourful fancy dress competition in which young girls walked
PASIGHAT, Jan 10: The Panyang community living in Pongging village under Katan circle
in Upper Siang district has organised the 200-year-old “Bat Killing” festival at
Pompik Adi on January 6 last.
Hundreds of men, women and children swarmed into a natural cave at ‘Pompik Adi’ at
Pongging village outskirts on Friday, with bamboo poles and killed over a thousand
bats as part of a festival. The Panyangs since time immemorial has been catching
bats in thousands to lakhs once in a year, particularly during early January. The
practice of killing bats for meat once in a year helps in controlling the bat population.
It is believed that the practice of killing thousands of bats once in a year help
keep the natural demographic balances of bats.
Environmentalists may frown on the rite, but the Panyangs (Adi) feel it is an occasion
to bond with their fellow tribesmen. The festival has always been a source of merriment
and a family reunion for them.
“The community bat hunting is an annual festival steeped in hundred year’s tradition.
We feel it is an occasion to bond with our family men. This is that time of the year
when all dispersed at different places reunite on the bank of the Siang, hunt bats
and feast on the meat”, 75 year-old Rende Panyang, the chieftain informed this correspondent.
The first man of the community Tamut Panyang, had “bought” the hill site with the
cave from the Komsing villagers some 200 years ago. The cave is located at the left
bank of the Siang River. It measures 6.5 meters in height and 3.5 meters in breadth
and 200 meters in depth.
Though the ‘hunting festival’ is exclusively for a clan of Panyang among Adis, the
headman sometimes invites other tribes to be part of the bat-killing expedition.
“Ponpik Adi Preservation and Protection Society” guards the cave from the reach of
others and thus nobody other than owner clan is allowed to hunt in the cave. Some
archaeologists and researchers of the state have revealed that Pongging cave could
be boon to the local people for their economic activities through development as
a tourist destination as such types of caves would attract foreign tourists particularly
ornithologists and adventurers.
It is worth mentioning that a team of research officers of museum and archaeology
department led by the then Cultural Affairs Commissioner Yeshe Dorje Thongchi and
Director Research Tage Tada had visited Pongging village and investigated the natural
cave in 2006. They had said that development activities including an approach road
and improvement of the cave should to be taken up without interference to the traditional
practice of the tribal and the natural settlement of the bat population.
Sena calls for holistic approach for agri-horti development
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development
Minister Setong Sena yesterday called for holistic approach for development of agriculture
and horticulture sectors in Arunachal Pradesh.
He was addressing a gathering after he inaugurated a Working Women Hostel Building
at PWD office Complex Changlang on Jan 9.
The Working women hostel cum day care centre for children and vocational training
Centre will be run by Tarap Development Society (TDS). The building constructed
by TDS with an estimated cost of Rs 61 lakh and Union ministry of women and child
development sanctioned 75 per cent of the total amount.
Highlighting the vast potential in agriculture, horticulture, dairy development and
rubber plantation he said they are the back bone of people’s economy and asked all
district officers of Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry to prepare an
accurate assessment and analysis including total annual productions for effective
programmes and policies for the benefit of the people. He opined that, through holistic
approach and hard work the rural masses and unemployed youths can raise food crops
for gainful source of income.
He also laid emphasis on cultivation of rubber as profitable business. He said Changlang
district is an ideal and suited location for rubber plantation. People should carry
out plantation for sustainable economy and livelihood, Sena said and advised them
to visit Rubber Board Office at Jorhat for more information.
Parliamentary Secretary WRD, T. Taiju, informed that the TDS which was formed way
back in 1997 started construction of Working Women Hostel building in 2000. But
the expenditure went out of estimated cost due to the price hike and increase in
labour charges. The society approached to the state government under the leadership
of Late Dorjee Khandu former CM and with his financial support to the tune of Rs
ten lakhs the asset came up to expectations. He appealed all to make best use of
the building to help women to fulfill the real motive.
Parliamentary Secretary Trade and Commerce and Dairy Development, Phosum Khimhun
shared his experiences as former secretary of TDS. He appreciated Setong Sena for
his kind and generous help for getting financial grant during his tenure as the finance
minister for the building.
T. Ngemu, Chairman TDS, gave detail information on the activities carried out by
TDS. He said, the very motive of the Society is to render services to the poor people
of Changlang directly or indirectly. He assured the society would work and utilize
the asset with the help and cooperation of all SHGs and NGOs of Changlang.
G.C. Deori, SDO HQ, and in charge Deputy Commissioner, assured that the district
administration would extend all possible help for completion of remaining works of
S.K. Poddar, Secretary of TDS, recalled the golden days that he had seen from the
days of NEFA. By imparting vocational training the unemployed youths would able to
earn. The Day Care Centre will nurse the small kids towards bright future and good
health and particularly working women would benefit from the building, he said. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: 38th Si-Donyi Festival was celebrated at Siyum in Upper Subansiri
district with great enthusiasm.
The District Zilla Chairperson, Nakap Nalo and Taring Dui, former Chairman Science
& Technology Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh took part in the festivities.
Nalo, advised the participants to preserve the identity and culture of Tagin Community.
He said the festival provide a platform to exchange views and idea and suggested
the people to go hand in hand for the welfare of the people and the society.
Dui, appreciated the people of four circle, namely, Siyum, Nacho, Limeking and
Taksing (SINALITA) for co-operating with each other during the hours of need. Altogether
33 cultural teams from various villages and circles under Nacho Assembly constituency
took part in the festival.
Other attraction was cultural, Game and Sport competitions. Baki Jarte Team was
winner of cultural competition and Gumsing Team declared Runner Up. In volley ball
competition, Mosu team was adjudged Champion and Nalo team declared runner up.
Lome Singdak and Taring Baki, chairman and secretary of the Si-Donyi Festival Committee
respectively also spoke on the occasion.
Nyechido festival of Aka Community gets underway
SEPPA, Jan 10: The Nyechido festival of Aka community of West Kameng district got
underway at Palizi under Thrizino block with great pomp and traditional fervor today.
The five days festival was inaugurated by Arunachal Pradesh Building and Others Construction
Workers Welfare Board Chairman Jalley Sonam in presence of huge gathering.
Addressing on the occasion Sonam asked people of the community to maintain peace
and harmony among other fellow human beings. He suggested them to strive hard for
overall development of its area in particular and state as whole. Sonam also stressed
on protection and preservation of age-old culture and tradition.
Suggesting people to produce crops and vegetables for economic purpose he said, “instead
of importing vegetables from Assam, you should produce it by your own, to make us
self sufficient and enable to earn living.” While drawing the Aka youths towards
importance of hard work, he said that there was no short cut for success in life.
He added that youths should not only run after government job but should also try
to generate self employment opportunity.
While emphasizing on preservation and protection of culture additional deputy commissioner
of Thrizino Radhe Pilia said” our festival is our identity and whenever we celebrate
it should be celebrated whole heartedly”. Local MLA Kumsi Sidisow called people
for social awakening for socio-economic development of the people and the society.
Nyechido festival organizing committee president Govardhan Nimasow highlighted the
details of festival and mythology during the function.
Sonam also kicked off Volley Ball competition.
The Chief Minister is slated to attend valedictory function of the festival on 15th
Papum Pare, Tirap, Lohit win a gold each on day-1
Rural sports competition under PYKKA begins
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: The first ever state rural sports competition under Panchayat Yuva
Krida aur Khel Abhiyan (PYKKA) got underway at Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy ground,
Chimpu near here today.
A record 1236 players from all the districts would be vying with each other for top
honours in various sports events to be conducted during the 5-day competition.
The best players of the competition would be selected for the national level PYKKA
competition, said Ramesh Lingi, Assistant Director of Sports and Youth Affairs.
Papum Pare, Tirap and Lohit bagged a gold medal each in Boy’s 1500 M, Girls 1500
M and Girls 400 m race respectively on the opening day today.
Boys 1500M: Somo Pao (gold), Papum Pare, Ngampai Wangsa (Sil), Tirap, Taram Tachung
(Br), Kurung Kumey.
Girls 1500M: Anung Wangsu (gold), Tirap, Geyii Mize (Sil), East Siang, Deri Nopi
(Br), Upper Siang.
Girls 400M: Binu Devi (gold), Lohit, Aroti Jomang (Sil), West Siang, Sapna Pao (Br),
Lohit gears up for Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi
MIAO, Jan 10: The 28th Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi (Singpho Ethno-Cultural festival)
will be celebrated for the first time in Lohit district.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki is expected to attend the three days festival to be held
at Namgo from February 13 to 15, informed Finance, Planning and PWD Minister Chowna
Mein while on ground inspection for the forthcoming festival at Namgo model Village
under Lohit district on Sunday last.
The Minister said preservation of our rich cultural heritage for future posterity
is today’s necessity and keeping this in mind all communities must work united for
any festival to be a grand success.
While interacting with the Singpho community leaders and public besides HoDs of government
departments, he assured full support and stressed on the need to work together
on war-footing. The minister further urged the locals to create various committees
for faster working procedure. He also urged the working departments to see to the
infrastructural development of the Manau Poi ground besides providing all kind of
cooperation to the local community.
Mein further delegated work to various working departments to see to the success
of the festival as Namgo is one of the remotest village of the district and with
such a mega festival on hand, help to the locals will bring about development in
the area as well. Mein urged the Singpho’s of Bordumsa area to give their help and
advice on organizing a grand festival.
The festival organizing committee submitted a 9-point memorandum to the minister
on the need for immediate electrification, water supply, sanitation, inner link-road,
lodging and transportation facilities, improvement of Medo-Namgo road and also
get the required permission for participation of delegates from Myanmar as done on
The meeting was attended by the MLA C T Mein, former MLA, HoDs of various departments,
officers, officials, Singpho Chiefs, executive members of the Singpho Development
Society, GBs, public leaders, members of Miao Mother Association besides the public
of the area.
Shameful and saddening act
Just when I thought that our engineers have taken a courageous and a commendable
task of going against corruption and shady practices of conducting recruitment examinations,
I was deeply saddened by the acts of vandalism and arson of APPSC building. It is
a really shameful act by our educated youth and I am very sorry for the loss to the
I fail to see how someone who does not respect the institution that provides us with
the opportunity will ever respect the people of that state. He/she will never be
a good engineer/government servant. I hope the DA arrests all those involved and
bar them forever from attempting any exam conducted in the state and make it a befitting
example out of them. Their graduation must be on "civil" unrest and goondagardi.
But on the same note I am vehemently against the decision of APPSC of going ahead
with the results in spite of the perplexing proof of inconsistency in checking of
My words might seem harsh but I would hate to see our Arunachal giving in to the
might of the rowdies and goondas.
The latest trend
This is not against any individual or community and certainly not against the Arunachalee
Unemployed Engineers Association, rather about the latest trend of calling capital
bandh for the silliest of the reasons. In casual discussions with colleagues and
friends and pondering about this, I shamefully have to agree that the legacy of capital
complex bandh has been created very recently by present NES and ANSU.
Both NES and ANSU were on right track to bring logical solution to Pradip Thakur
issue, but now their deafening silence on the same issue has rather made it very
conspicuous that they were having some other hidden agenda, which too is very apparent
In the whole process they have created the never ending trend of capital bandh call.
Some people have started calling NES and ANSU as the Father of Bandh Calls. And many
people I met are of opinion that, in long run both NES and ANSU have brought Nyishi
community a bad light than that by Pradip Thakur.
Because of bandh calls a common man have to go through untold misery and hardship,
the administration in capital city is making no more effort than terming bandh calls
illegal, business establishments are insecure. Not very far, bandh callers will have
taste of its own tablet when Akhil Gogoi et al will start economic blockade and road
blockade to Arunachal in protest against the mega dams in our state.
Lastly, few weeks back I wrote about our children visiting bars, taking alcohol
and puffing cigarettes. Sadly I still see them in bars, imitating fashion trends
of Korean and Hollywood movies. They have become pirated Koreans!
Ramesh Jamo, Itanagar
I would like to draw the attention of the sleeping public, bureaucrats and technocrats
of Koloriang area. A few months back a repairing and extension of helipad was taking
place at Koloriang. Now the work is at full stop. No contractors, executing technical
agencies are seen and I have my fears that funds would be wasted without finishing
the work. I think public of this area should be aware to avoid such mishaps. I urge
student unions, NGO’s and every section of societies of this area toraise the voice.
I would like my words to echo into the minds of the concerned authority and the person
responsible for setting the paper of the recent Junior Engineer (J.E) recruitment
The division of the question pertaining to the syllabus issued by the department
was very poor and such irresponsible divisions were never expected from a responsible
department like PWD. The questions related to the topic of Soil Mechanics, Steel
Structures and Building construction were totally nil; thereby increasing the weight
of Surveying, Transportation engineering and estimation to double. This undue division
of paper has caused a serious loss to the candidates who repeatedly kept banging
their sturdy head to cover up the whole of syllabus. The syllabus provided was of
course very vast to cover up but the students do their preparation keeping the syllabus
in mind. Therefore, I would like the concerned authority to kindly reconsider their
division pattern in future.
ITANAGAR, Jan. 10: The Lohit deputy commissioner has requested all the concerned
not to ply heavy loaded vehicles on Tohangam-Brahmakund and Tezu-Dimwe-Tohangam roads
and to ply vehicles with the permissible capacity on the bridges to avoid casualties
and loss of property and human lives.
The request was made by the DC after he received an information from commanding officer
of 1446 BCC (GREF) that very heavy loaded vehicles with three axle are plying on
the Tohangam-Brahmakund and Tezu-Dimwe-Tohangam roads which are beyond the capacity
of the bridges on the roads, putting the bridge in danger. DIPRO
Multi Media Campaign meeting
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: A meeting on multi media campaign for ensuing National Voter Day
was held at Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner office on 6th January last. Convening
the meeting deputy commissioner cum district election officer Nila Mohanan laid out
the strategies and responsibility to concerned departments for national voter day
celebration. She further informed that essay and slogan writing competition shall
be conducted by Deputy Director of School Education as a part of the celebration.
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: 15th General conference cum election of Arunachal Students Union
of Tamil Nadu was held on Sunday at ARRS conference hall Salem in Salem district
of Tamil Nadu. The conference was held in grand manner, where hundreds of Arunachalee
students attended, release said.
Arunachal teens shines at NE Chess C’ship
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: Two teens of Arunachal Pradesh finished second places in their
respective age groups and categories in the 5th North East Chess Championship held
at Gangtok, Sikkim.
While Chemen Qayyam bagged the honor in girls under-15 years category Tachung Dupit
won it in boys under-13 years category.
Further, three players have achieved International Rating.
In men’s category, Tabu Dupit was leading the point table among Arunachalee players
with 6.5 points after the 9th round followed by Raluk Dui (6 points), Hage Lassa
(6 points), Bigam Doke (6 points), T Mara (6 points),Gapur Dupit 5.5 points, Dr T
Nalo (5.5points), Er Nabam Chada (5.5points).
Army orders probe into Arunachal killing
New Delhi, Jan 10: Army has ordered probe into an incident where troops from Maratha
Light Infantry (MLI) allegedly killed three people in Arunachal Pradesh last month,
Army Chief General V K Singh said today.
"The incident has been taken note of. We have certain apprehensions on this and necessary
investigation is in place," Gen Singh told reporters when asked about the incident.
MLI personnel had allegedly killed three people at Namchai in Arunachal Pradesh on
December 26 suspecting them to be ULFA cadre. The three youths were identified as
Siba Moran(26), Dhiraj Dowerah (22) and Janak Moran (22). The families of these youths
have claimed that they were never related to any outfit and also refused to take
back the bodies, saying they will not do so till they get justice. PTI
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have ever agreed to.
Equality and empowerment are critical means to a broad end development that is environmentally
and socially sustainable as well as vital linchpins for the achievement of the Millennium
Development Goals. Societies fall behind when half their citizens cannot live to
their full potential. Economies lag when half a country’s productive adults have
inadequate capabilities, are excluded from the formal labour market, cannot gain
access to credit, or are subjected to violence. Innovation stagnates when the thoughts
and ideas of half the people are unheard or discounted.