January  30


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Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football Tournament

Kurung Kumey & Capital Complex make it to semis

ITANAGAR, Jan 29: Papum Pare will meet Upper Subansiri at the first semi final of the Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football Tournament on  Jan 30 while Capital Complex will meet Kurung Kumey in the second semi final.

Today, 3 times champions Kurung Kumey had to really work hard to make it to the semi finals as West Kameng kept on the fight till the last breath.

As both the teams were held to a 0-0 draw, 10 minutes extra time was given to further decide the result of the match. In the 3rd minute of the extra time Captain Tarh Rajkumar  booted in the winning goal for Kurung Kumey.

West Kameng counter-attacked and created a wonderful header, but the Kurung Kumey goalie caught the ball brilliantly.

 In another match, Lower Dibang Valley (LDV) went down fighting to Capital Complex (CC). LDV’s rock solid defense was pierced by well planned and co-ordinated CC offence. The first goal was scored by Ngurang Avin of the  Capital Complex in the 26th minute. 6 minutes later the equalizer came from the boots of Sankar Vrang of LDV in the 32nd minute.

Page Tashi scored in the dying moments of the 1st half to make it 2-1 for Capital Complex. The second half saw LDV going in to the offensive mode, with many chances being created. But, a strong defense in the form of CC’s captain, Gangte Chapi denied the LDV from converting those chances into goals. In the 76th minute, Taso Bapu scored the last goal of the match to take Capital Complex to the final score of 3-1.


Final Score


Capital Complex – 3, L/Dibang Valley – 1

Kurung Kumey - 1,   West Kameng - 0




30th January 2012

Papum Pare Vs  Upper Subansiri

Time: 1230 hrs


Kurung Kumey Vs Capital Complex.

Time 1430 hrs



Remote village celebrates Voters Day

ITANAGAR, Jan 29:  The remote village Nyokilanghi under Phassang circle of Kurung Kumey district celebrated the National Voters Day with much fanfare on January 25.

Earlier the Election Commission of India with the help of the state election machinery created a new polling station at Nyokilanghi village under 19th Nyapin Assembly constituency. In a release it said that many of villagers were being deprived from exercising adult franchise due to its inaccessibility from the nearest polling station.


Raso Yangda Memorial Sports gets underway at Seppa

Lota Singhi

SEPPA, Jan 29: The 6th Raso Yangda Memorial Sports Meet 2012 being organized by East Kameng Middle Zone Students Union (EKMZSU) got underway at Seppa in East Kameng on Saturday.  

A massive participation was witnessed this year; with 42 boys’ and girls’ teams taking part in the events which include football, volleyball, marathon race and literary competition.

The sports meet is being organized in remembrance of founder president of EKMZSU late Raso Yangda with objectives to promote the potential of middle zone areas in particular and district as whole.

Kicking off the inaugural match of the memorial tourney, businessman Mama Natung called upon the students to excel in sports while upholding the spirit of the games.

He further suggested the union not to misuse its objectives while adding that they should avoid splurging money in students’ politics.

Parang Richo, Nyishi Elite Society West Kameng Unit secretary in charge, advised students to maintain discipline in every field. Highlighting the aims and objectives of sports meet, EKMZSU president Awa Natung appealed the participants to maintain fair play throughout the tournament. Government College Seppa Principal Robin Hissang also spoke on the occasion.


ANSU demands Govt intervention in AR recruitment issue

ITANAGAR, Jan 29:  All Nyishi Students Students’ Union (ANSU) has demanded the state Govt and governor to intervene in the Assam Rifles (AR) recruitment issue wherein refugees like Chakma and Nepali citizens were recruited under ST quota reserved for Arunachalees.

Demanding immediate cancellation of appointments of non-APSTs in AR, ANSU hoped that the state Governor being a former army chief, would take especial interest to rectify the mistake done by the AR.

Appointments of refugees that too under ST quota is unexpected and it has touched the sentiments of Arunachalee people, ANSU said. Moreover, such recruitments are made with total violation of the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation Act, 1873 and Chin Act, the union said while adding “we did never recognize Chakmas as citizens of India.”

It is worth mentioning that AR had recruited three Chakmas and one Nepali citizen against various posts like armour, clerk, radio operator etc which were exclusively reserved for tribal youths of Arunachal Pradesh.


Principal dies under mysterious circumstances

Prafulla Kaman

PASIGHAT, Jan 29: One person has been arrested while two others picked up by Pasighat Police for interrogation following the death of the Principal of Donyi-Polo Vidya Niketan (DPVN), Pasighat who died under mysterious circumstance today.

The deceased reportedly died from post abortion complicacies.  However the autopsy report is awaited.

Following a complaint filed by the sister of the deceased, the Pasighat police has registered a case under section- 314 of IPC (case No. 11/ 2012) and investigation is on.

“We have arrested one Jay Prakash Singh and picked up two others for interrogation. We are searching for the prime alleged accused Raghav Kr Pandey who is now absconding”, said T Dingu, the investigation officer of the case this evening.

Prime alleged accused Raghav Kr Pandey is a state level coordinator of Arunachal Siksha Vikash Samiti, which runs the DPVN while another accused Jay Prakhash Singh, who is presently in police net, is principal of DPVN, Katan in Upper Siang.


ANSU assures assistance to orphan students

ITANAGAR, Jan 29: On invitation from the Arunachal Orphans Welfare Association (AOWA), a team of All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) headed by its vice president Tagru Tame visited the Arunachal Orphans School at Polo Colony, Naharlagun recently. The school is being run by the  AOWA.

While appreciating commendable service of the AOWA, ANSU vice president Tagru Tame called upon the students to be disciplined and honest in order to achieve their goal in life.

The ANSU leader assured to raise the problems being faced by the association before the state Govt for all round development of orphans school.

While responding to a memorandum submitted by the AOWA, Tame assured to provide all possible assistance immediately.

Earlier,  AOWA president Achu Bagang highlighted the difficulties that the association is facing in running the school. However, he said, it would never give up its journey towards  progress.

The ANSU team also gave away prizes to the winners of several events, organized by the AOWA on the occasion of 63 Republic Day.


Republic Day at Miao

Mossang gives priority to education sector

Staff Reporter

MIAO Jan 29: There is an urgent need for improving the quality of education in  Miao constituency, said local MLA cum Mines and Mineral, Civil Supply and Art & Culture Minister Kamlung Mossang while hoisting  the national Tri-colour amidst huge gathering at Miao ground on the occasion of the 63rd Republic Day.

He urged the students to sincerely do their bit  and also called upon the parents and the teaching community to play more active role for bright academic career of the students.

The minister informed that  55 new classrooms will be added to different schools at villages during the current financial year.

Teachers quarters are also being constructed to address the accommodation problem, he said and added that girls hostels will be constructed at Sonking, Miao, Kharsang and Namphai-I.

Mossang said that he has worked towards creating a conducive environment so that all around development in truest sense takes place.

During last seven years equal opportunities have been provided for all to have a share in the developmental activities of the area, he said.

Unemployment has been addressed to some extent during my tenure, Mossang said and added that he has facilitated the revival of defunct industries specially wood based which helped in engaging large number of local people.

The coal mining has also provided local people to explore business opportunities besides Geo-Enpro Petroleum Ltd Kharsang engaging youths in all possible contractual works and employment, he added.

He further said that for implementing government projects, local beneficiaries have been roped in for participation and execution of works.

Though the minister expressed satisfaction that people in and around the constituency have acknowledged economic progress and the opportunities created during his tenure yet he urged all for collective effort and co-operation of officials, public and every stake holder to realize the people’s dream for a better tomorrow.

To address hardship faced by the local populace for getting secondary and tertiary medial care, the minister said that he has ensured funds for creating modern infrastructure at Miao and Kharsang under SPA.

The work for double storied RCC hospital building at Kharsang has commenced while work at Miao CHC will commence soon, he informed and added that his prerogative will be to ensure quality medical facility through PPP model.     

Mossang further informed the people that Namchik-Miao road which has been sanctioned is in the final stages of tendering process. Under the PMGSY, Miao-Jagun (MJ) road to Khamlang, MJ road to Old Plone, MJ road to Miao Singpho and Oil India Road to Longtom-I has been completed, he said and added that construction of Oil India road to Panchum village is under progress while tendering process have been completed for Namphai Bazar to Balinong and MJ road to Khachang village.

Mossang also informed that during a recent meeting with the chief minister, he apprised him on the problem of erosion on the banks of Noa-Dehing under Vijoynagar circle. The chief minister has assured to keep the project in priority list for sanctioning, he said.

Mossang said that emphasis will be given on mitigating the power crises especially during the summers. With the rapid growth of industries in the area the requirement of power has grown many fold for which augmentation of power supply is needed to cater to the developmental needs.

Though vast scope lies in the sectors of agriculture and horticulture yet we have not been able to tap its potentials. The people need to bring about a change in their mindset and transform the agriculture for sustenance to agriculture as a commercial venture.

The minister further urged the youths to avail the opportunity for employment by applying in the Civil Police recruitment process going on in the district. The minister also called for protection of environment and preservation of the rich bio-diversity of the area.

He urged the local populace to exploit the rich bio-diversity and unique flora and fauna for income generation through eco-tourism.

Forest protection force for Namdapha National Park has been approved during a cabinet meeting held on December last year and this would mean more job avenues for the local youths, he said.

All local leaders, panchayat members, GBs, officials  deserve a special appreciation for their outstanding role in rendering public service for the larger interest of the people, he said.

He further voiced his appreciation on the March past display put up by various schools, Scouts & Guides, CRP, IRBN at the Republic day celebration. PT display by CST, TR Camp and Drill display by government and private schools. Traditional dances by various tribes besides patriotic songs were also showcased at the celebration.


NCP urges teachers to reconsider

ITANAGAR, Jan 29: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has urged the government to immediately release the enhanced salary of SSA teachers with arrears and regularization even as it appealed the All Arunachal Sarva Siksha Abhiyan Teachers Association to think twice before resorting to protest.

The teacher’s association has warned indefinite pen down strike from February 1 to press for its demands which include regularization of SSA teachers of 2003 batch and release of enhanced salary with arrears.  

The Party said that it will adversely affect the academic career of the student if teachers’ protests while adding that Govt must ensure that the teaching community in the state is provided with all facilities and protected.

Arunachal Pradesh NCP unit president Ngurang Pinch appealed to all the AASSATA teachers to have a patience keeping in mind the problems the students across the state will face if teachers resort to such protests. Meanwhile, NCP has said that closure of Doimukh (Khola Camp) to Potin has been causing public inconvenience. The party while questioning the slow pace of work said that not enough efforts were being put by the concerned department to expedite the work.

It further said  concerned company must ensure that every arrangement is made before closing the road to complete the work within the stipulated time so that the company gets the public co-operation.


AAPBSU condemns action

ITANAGAR, Jan 29: All Arunachal Pradesh Border Students’ Union (AAPBSU) has condemned the state Govt for its alleged ‘arbitrary action’ taken against the Union on flimsy ground just before the beginning of its two days federal assembly from January 21 at Pasighat.

The prohibitory order issued against holding of proposed federal assembly on flimsy ground not only exposed the dictatorial attitude of the state Govt, but also curtailed the fundamental rights of an organization, the union felt in its  joint executive council and federal units  meeting held  here on January 27.

The union claimed that prohibitory order imposed against the proposed federal assembly alleging nexus between the union and an anti-dam protagonist from Assam is unfounded and baseless. It urged the state Govt to come out with clear evidence of nexus within seven days, or else it threatened to launch democratic movement against state Govt for defaming it.


CM assures fund for museum

ITANAGAR, Jan 29:  Chief Minister Nabam Tuki  is  reported to have

assured the Karko Ao Welfare Association (KAWA) to provide funds for construction of a Karko Dere cum museum at Basar in memory of Late Daying Ering, Late Tamo Riba and Late Todak Basar.  

A delegation of the KAWA led by its president Eken Riba met the Chief Minister on Jan 25 and had sought funds for the construction of the museum.  


Awareness campaign on wildlife

ITANAGAR, Jan 29:  In a bid to create awareness amongst the people, a campaign on the theme conservation of natural resources and wild life, emphasizing on safeguarding the once state animal mithun was  held at ADC headquarter Patuk in Kurung Kumey district on 25 January last by Sangha Welfare Society.  

Parliamentary Secretary for Tax & Excise department Lokam Tassar and Parsi Parlo Zilla Parishad Member Sangha Tagik attended the awareness campaign programe along with other government officials and village elders.


Degrees and more degrees

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to highlight the problems of the poor students who have done their graduation and post graduation so that concern authorities look into it. These days even after toiling for years just to get the certificates, one has to go for extra professional degrees which are made mandatory for every interview.

For clerical jobs, candidates have to have one year course of computer training certificate while teachers need Bachelor of Education certificate. These courses are not cheap as it comes for Rs.12000 and Rs.1 lac respectively.

From where will the poor parents manage those extra degrees for their children after they had invested so much of their blood and  sweat just to make their children get the graduation and post graduation certificates?

Why don't the concern authorities make the professional degree certificates mandatory after one is absorbed in government jobs? Even few years back, B.Ed was done by the teachers through in-service deputation, which in my opinion was  and  is the best.


Akiram Siram




Make way for the fresh blood

Dear Editor,

Consecutive two test series defeat abroad and eight consecutive Test losses overseas have at last proved that Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the worst captain in Indian cricket history. Dhoni should immediately resign as captain. Else the selectors should remove him from the highest pedestal. If Sourav could be barbarically sacked from captainship immediately after the southpaw led India to Test series victory in Zimbabwe and scored a brilliant century in the Bulawayo  Test; there lies no reason why Dhoni should be retained as skipper after such dreadful result. He was never a good wicketkeeper. His batting skills have also presently deserted him. He should leave the international arena and return to domestic cricket to hone up his skills. The Adelaide Test has proved that Wriddhiman Saha is presently the best wicketkeeper of India who is also a very good batsman as well. Thus he should be promptly included in Dhoni's place. The trio of Sachin-Dravid-Laxman are nothing but liabilities. They should either call it a day or be sacked. By rejecting and overlooking the religious failures like Ishant Sharma, Praveen Kumar, Sreesanth, Munaf Patel and Rudrapratap Singh; the selectors should immediately bring the likes of Ashok Dinda and T.P.Sudhindra who have excelled themselves in domestic tournaments. And the Srikanth-brigade should repent their brutal action against Sourav Ganguly in 2008 who was forced to retire when he was the leading Test batsman of India (from late 2006 to mid 2008) and averaged 54 in his last Test series against Australia. They should make amends by not only recalling him in the Indian team, but also honouring him with captainship. IPL 2010 and 2011 and this season's Ranji Trophy have proved that atleast two years of brilliant cricket is still left with him and also he is presently inferior to none. It was the skipper Sourav who raised the match-fixing scarred, defeated India of 2000 from the dumps to one of the mightiest team of the world. Again only Sourav has the broad shoulder to reinstate the team to a high pedestal, from where Dhoni has spinelessly brought it down.


Kajal Chatterjee,




Bring North-East out of its current mess

Dear Editor,

We often talk about the outside immigrants who have migrated into our land to make their fortune by seeking jobs or looking for business opportunities. Sooner or later our people too are going to migrate elsewhere in the country in search of job opportunities.

According to the National Skill Development Council (NSDC), a public-Private Partnership initiative, 14 million people are expected to move out of the North-east between 2011-2021in search of job. Between 2011-2021, the region will have only 2.6 million more jobs as per their study on development and employment generation potential of North-Eastern states.  And half of this demand will be in Assam alone, which are about 1,234,357 jobs. As opposed to the low demand there will be supply of 17 million skilled people in 2011-2021, an excess of 14 million job seekers.

About 3, 75,311 persons from the North-East migrated to other states in 2007-2008. Most of the migrants were from Assam, followed by Sikkim and Tripura till date.

The NSDC has also identified the critical area where people will be looking for jobs: Industries, Construction, Horticulture and Fruit processing, hospitality, handloom and handicraft, IT, repair services, mining and plantation. However, Hydro-power has been identified as top potential sector in the region.

All the seven states in the region are granted a “Special Category” status by the Government of India which means these states receives 90 per cent of plan assistance as a grant, and just 10 per cent as a loan, as against the norm of 30 per cent grant and 70 per cent loan for other states. But the number of migrants has increased by 2010. One may ask why this happened. There is no clear-cut answer, but endemic corruption and poor management of funds are the two main reasons identified by many analysts. The funding pattern evolved over the years has given rise to a nouve rich class comprising mainly of the corrupt politicians, a section of bureaucrats and businessmen in the region. The other issue is, people in the North-east have been indoctrinated by their leaders to look at themselves as victims of a conspiracy hatched by central leaders and people of rest of India in general. The truth is, no one has the time or inclination to do so.

Many optimists, like me, are convinced that the North-East has several things going for itself to catch up with the rest of the country. Unlike most other states, North-East has a very high percentage of literacy. This itself should be a major strength. Arunachal Pradesh has so much water resources available that it can produce about 50,000 MW of electricity through hydro-projects. This huge energy will not only mitigate the power crisis of the region but also can be exported to the neighbouring countries as well. Another point that the North-East has in its favour is the proximity to South-East Asia, identified by economic experts as the boom area of the 21st century, as South-East Asia is best accessed from North-east India. The big question however is, who will do this? Not the retired mandarins. Not people from Delhi. Not people from rest of India. Ultimately, it is the civil society, well-meaning politicians and committed bureaucrats, who will have to take the lost cause and bring North-East out of its current mess.


Taw Teri




Arunachal needs a cricket stadium

Dear Editor,

I would like to thank the Chief Minister for delivering much needed steps by enhancing the meritorious sport quota, and giving sports policy a priority. As I am lover of cricket, I would like to appeal him to please allot a stadium to Arunachal cricket Association, as our state is affiliated to BCCI.

The association is in weak financial state. In spite of every odd, our players have excelled in many tournaments. I can assure that if we have our own cricket ground, then Arunachal will soon emerge as a champion. Football has abundant natural play grounds in every town of the state, so please donate at-least one cricket ground.


Techi Tahin

Popu hill




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Mountains and sustainable development

Mountains play a critical role in maintaining agricultural biodiversity and a regulating role for micro climate and the monsoon precipitation. Mountains store an immense amount of water and gradually release it to support lives and livelihoods downstream. More than half of humanity relies on freshwater from mountains to grow food, produce electricity, sustain biological diversity and provide drinking water.

The Hindu-Kush Himalayan Mountains are vital to the 1.3 billion people living in downstream in 10 major river basins. They are the major source of water in the dry season. It plays a significant role in agriculture and food security in the region in many ways.

However, the experts feel that in mountain environments such as the Hindu-Kush Himalayan region, the prevalence of poverty is high. In spite of being abundant in water, people in the region have difficulties with access to water and energy, and hence water and energy development are important.

This is a much bigger problem than inefficient use or over-use of water prevalent in many parts of the world. While over use and inefficiency deserve attention, the solutions for lack of access differ greatly and require different actions.

What happens to mountains is of global concern – whether or not there will be enough food and energy for all will depend in part on what happens in mountain regions. Mountain problems are special due to their remoteness, unique ecosystems and fragility. Their importance must therefore never be overlooked and should be properly recognized in global climate change and sustainable development negotiations.


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