January 16


News Impact

Teacher’s house gutted

AALO, Jan 15: The dwelling house of Kamla Shankar, AT/A of Govt. Secondary School, Kombo was gutted to debris recently. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. The West Siang unit of Arunachal Teachers Association has appealed all the teachers within the headquarter block to contribute generously for the victim. DIPRO


Govt quarters gutted in fire

ITANAGAR, Jan 15: Type-II government quarters of Feroj Teying, Computer Operator and Tai Takang Driver of UD and Housing along with properties of the occupants were gutted down in a fire incident at Malapu, Koloriang on January 11 last.

Kurung Kumey Deputy Commission and officials visited the spot and provided immediate relief materials to the fire victims and urged the concerned authority to assess the loss.


Aalo incident: East Siang DCC appeals for peace  


PASIGHAT, Jan 15: Expressing concern over reported unpleasant situation ensued at Aalo and other areas following a youth's death at Aalo recently, the East Siang District Congress Committee (DCC) has urged all sections to restrain peace and tranquility.

The publicity secretary of DCC Allen Perme in a statement appealed Galo communities of the district to find an amicable solution to the problem rather than going into a confrontation.

The DCC also appreciated the role of Galo Bane Keba, Galo Welfare Society and other organizations for controlling the situation at Aalo and other parts of West-Siang.

It also mourned the death of the youths and prayed to almighty for the peace of his departed soul.


Vivekananda Jayanti celebrated at Tezu

TEZU, Jan 15: The National Youth Day commemorating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekanada was celebrated in Jubilee Ground here in a grand way on January 12.

A procession was taken out where students from 12 schools, including Government, non- government and private, with band teams from VKV Tafragam, VKV Sunpura, and NCC girls’ band from GHSS, Tezu participated.

Parliamentary Secretary Karikho Kri attended the inaugural ceremony of the year-long celebration of National Youth Day.

Narrating some important incidents he spoke on greatness of the Swami Vivekananda.

By expressing his happiness on being part of the grand celebration, he promised to extend every possible help and support during the year-long celebration in Tezu.

Lohit Deputy Commissioner RK Sharma also spoke on the greatness of Swami Vivekanada. His thoughts, his visions as a social scientist, as an educationalist and as a master organizer were stressed upon by Sharma. He also stressed on the importance and relevance of spirituality in today’s materialistic world.

Parents, HoDs, Panchayat members, public and public leaders also witnessed the magnificent opening celebration of National Youth Day.

Apart from band displays, there were also cultural items on life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda. DIPRO



New village inaugurated

ITANAGAR, Jan 15: Dhassang Namchang--a newly established village at Karsingsa was inaugurated today where hundreds of people from Nyishi community gathered to witness the function.

Attending the three days function, Doimukh MLA Nabam Rebia unveiled the stone to mark the occasion and urged the dwellers to make Dhassang village a model village which should signify the image of Arunachal. He enlightened the gathering that the tourists come here not to see concrete buildings but to see how we live, where we live. Moreover, he asked the tribesmen to make proper plan of the village beforehand to the establishment of basic amenities like school, medical, community hall, etc.  

The function being organized by Attu Dhassang Welfare Society will be continued for three days where there will be various games and sports activities like Archery, volleyball, etc and cultural competitions.

Phassang, Legal Advisor ADWS informed that the village will house 500 people of 100 families. Advisor to the Attu Dhassang Welfare Society, Tame Phassang also spoke on the occasion.


Sensitization Workshop on RSBY

NAHARLAGUN, Jan 15: Training cum sensitization workshop on Rasthriya Swasthya Bima Yojona (RSBY) for Medical Superintendents of District Hospital and computer operators was held under the chairmanship of Dr. Hage Taki, Joint Director of Health Services at conference hall of Health Department today.

Dr. Lollen, Deputy Director (PH) cum Nodal Officer for Health Department in his key note address highlighted the status of the implementation of RSBY in Arunachal Pradesh.

Dr. Subhajit Banerjee of Royal Sundaram Alliance Insurance Company Ltd., gave a PowerPoint presentation on duties and responsibilities of District Hospitals and coverage of treatment under RSBY.

The workshop was also addressed by Komkar Dulom, Director (Rn) and requested the Medical Superintendents to implement the scheme in proper manner so that the families living below poverty line are benefitted. He said, there are 83007 BPL Households but Central Government has approved for covering 40,000, households only. The Government has assured to approach central Govt. for covering all BPL families in the next year. RSBY scheme is formally launched by the Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on December 19, 2012.

In his address, Dr. Hage Taki, Jt. Director expressed his gratefulness to the State Government for launching health insurance for poor families in the state.

Technical Demonstration of computer operation procedures of registration 'and transaction of patients and uploading of daily reports were made. DIPR


IBCS team visits Mother’s Home

ITANAGAR, Jan 15: The members of Itanagar Buddhist Cultural Society (IBCS) on Monday visited Mother’s Home, Nirjuli and Orphan School, Polo Colony. The IBCS members led by general secretary Sonam Tenzin distributed food items during the visit.

At Orphan school, Polo Colony they distributed 4 quintal rice, 30 kg dal, 1 tin cooking oil, chocolates and at Mother’s Home 2 quintal 50 KG rice, 25 KG dal , one tin cooking oil along with chocolates were distributed.  Every year members of IBCS visits Orphan schools and contribute something of their own. Further IBCS appealed all the NGOs to come forward and extend helping hand to these Orphan homes.


Guv calls on PM

ITANAGAR, Jan 15: Arunachal Pradesh Governor General (Retd) JJ Singh called on the Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh at New Delhi yesterday and discussed on various developmental projects in the State and the overall security situation.

The Governor, who has been undertaking extensive tours of the State, apprised the Prime Minister on progress of projects under PM’s special economic package to Arunachal Pradesh. Major projects like trans Arunachal highway, railway link, 4-lane highway, State Civil Secretariat Building and Itanagar Water Supply Project figured prominently during the discussions.

Reflecting his personal commitment toward the development of the State, he also took up several important issues such as Itanagar Greenfield Airport, Intra-district roads, border trade and tourism related projects during the meeting. PRO to Governor


KVK field day prog

ITANAGAR, Jan 15: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Changlang conducted a Field Day Programme on Toria of var. TS-46 in Longke village of Kharshang circle today with the aim to convince and prove the potentiality of the Toria cultivation to the farmers and extension workers.

During the programme, subject matter specialist (Agronomy) emphasized on effectiveness of Toria variety (TS-46) with high production in a lesser period of time for the benefit of the farmers of that area. Both the farmers and extension workers accepted the Toria variety (TS 46) as feasible and economical in their farming situation.

The field day program concluded with resolution to adopt this variety for getting more yield and improving farmer’s economical condition.


AAPYO reiterates demand

ITANAGAR, Jan 15: All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organization in a representation, appealed to the Chief Minister to bring out immediate and permanent solution on Greenfield Airport issue.

AAPYO said that the state government remains silent over the airport issue despite repeated efforts to convey the insecurity regarding construction of Greenfield Airport at Hollongi.

The union further threatens to launch its IV phase of 48 hrs capital complex bandh if their earlier demand on Greenfield airport is not fulfilled.


Tadar Tang Memorial Football Tournament

LDV, EK win; East Siang-K/Kumey  match abandoned after brawl


PASIGHAT, Jan 15: Lower Dibang Valley (LDV) and East Kameng won their respective last league match in the 12th Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football Tournament at General Ground here today.

Lower Dibang Valley beat Upper Siang 2-0 while East Kameng defeated Lohit by solitary goal.

Notem Tayeng and Sete Keche scored a goal each in29th and 74th minute for LDV and the solitary goal for East Kameng was scored by Gobengso Drai in 35th minute.

The second match between host East Siang and Kurung Kumey had to be abandoned after the players and few audience got involved in an ugly brawl. Kurung Kumey were leading 1-0 when the match was abandoned few minutes after the second half.





184 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large. 

Lifetime achievement award for peace conferred on Tuki

NEW DELHI, Jan 15: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki was conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award for Peace by the United Nations affiliated International Association of Educators of World Peace (IAEWP) at a glittering function at the India International Centre here today. The award giving ceremony was attended by a host of dignitaries including the Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sead Avdic, Ambassador of Namibia Dr.Samuel K Mbambo, Ambassador of Fiji Yogesh Karan, former UNESCO Director and Minister of Education of Mauritius Parasuraman Arumugam, Education Attache of the Government of Indonesia Son Kuswadi, Planet Earth CEO Gregory Berglund and a host of distinguished luminaries including R.N Singh, CMD of Government of India PSU Instrumentation India, Former CMD of Airports Authority of India Dr. D.V Gupta, HOD of Department of Geology, University of Delhi Prof C.S Dubey, Director of Bahai Centre, Dr. A.K Merchant, among others.

The Chief Minister also received the “Green State of the Year Award” on behalf of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh conferred by the International Body Clean Up The Earth (CUTE).

The Chief Minister in his acceptance address dedicated both the awards to the people of Arunachal Pradesh.

While highlighting the unique history of peaceful co-existence of the people of the state, Tuki said that Arunachal had an enviable record of the most peaceful states in the North Eastern Region and the country and the award was an appropriate recognition to the principle of peace and amity embraced by the people of the Region.

He said that during his political life till date, he always held that social work can only be meaningful if done in a peaceful way. He emphasized the efforts of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh to make the state a Green Economy by adopting green means to enhance the development landscape of the state.

“I have already initiated steps to further this greenery from existing 82% to 90% in years to come. I credit the "Green State of the Year Award" to my 14 lakh people of Arunachal Pradesh, particularly those living in the rural areas that have preserved the rich forest and environment from time immemorial. You all would appreciate the contribution of my State in mitigating the disastrous effects of climate change and global warming. I assure the august gathering that my State will do its best in controlling pollution besides doing its utmost in the area of climate change management by maintaining the forest cover desired to maintain the appropriate climate for survival of the human mankind as I mentioned earlier,” Tuki said in his brief speech.

The Ambassador of Namibia, Dr.Samuel K Mbambo congratulated the Chief Minister and said that Arunachal Pradesh can become a Model of Greenery to the entire world.

Mbambo appreciated the model of tourism followed by the state and said that different forms of eco friendly tourism will usher the state to prosperity in the 21st Century.

Ambassador of Fiji Yogesh Karan stressed that a leader like Nabam Tuki, who has risen from the grassroots, deserves accolades for steering the state forward towards progress in an exemplary manner.

CEO of Planet Earth, Gregory Berglund said that Arunachal Pradesh will be one of the leading places of the world to mitigate Climate Change in a considerable manner.

The other Ambassadors while congratulating Tuki also praised his efforts and wished him success in all times to come.

Former UNESCO Director and Education Minister of Mauritius, Parasuraman Arumugam said that new leaders with a proper vision and energy like Tuki stand as an inspiration to a young India which will write the country’s destiny in the future.

On the occasion, as many as 10 books authored by different academicians based on the subject of Women’s Empowerment were released by the Chief Minister. He also released a Draft Report titled Arunachal – Past, Present and Future on different aspects of Arunachal prepared by a group of academicians from across the country.

The Chief Minister was accompanied by his wife and family and Parliamentary Secretaries Padi Richo and Nido Pavitra.



AAPSU team calls on CM

ITANAGAR, Jan 15: A 26-member team of All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) headed by its new President Kamta Lapung, General Secretary Biru Nasi and women wing President Aman Tayang made a courtesy call on Chief Minister Nabam Tuki at his official residence Monday evening.

Congratulating the new AAPSU team Tuki exhorted leaders to win the confidence of the masses by conscientiously working for greater welfare of the students’ community of the state.

“Students’ welfare should be the priority agenda of AAPSU being the state’s apex students’ body,” the Chief Minister said during the interaction.

He suggested the Union should adopt ‘Do’s’ and ‘Don’ts’ for the students right from the primary level so that they do not go wayward.

The CM also advised the team to uphold the democratic principles by taking consensus opinion of all members before initiating any step and going public.

“Do not take up any issue without cross checking facts and figures lest it creates misgivings,” he pointed.

Earlier, the AAPSU team discussed several developmental as well as law and order issues of the state. The boundary and refugee (Chakmas & Hajongs) issues were also important parts of the discussion.

The AAPSU President has appealed to the state government to provide immediate compensation to the victims of the attack by the refugees in Changlang last month.



Central team assesses flood damage in East Siang

PASIGHAT, Jan 15: A five-member Inter Ministerial team from New Delhi led by Dr. Prafulla Kerketta, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs (GOI) conducted an extensive survey to assess the quantum of damages caused by recent flood triggered by heavy downpour during the last monsoon in the district. Reportedly huge loss of agricultural and horticultural fields besides losses of livestock and properties and road communications and irrigation channels etc are yet to be brought to normalcy.

In her field visit Dr. Kerketta along with Deena Nath Dy. Director (FRU) Ministry of Finance, Raj Pal Singh Director PAMD, Deepak Kumar SE (Coordination) Brahmaputra & Barak Basin, Ministry of Water resource, Rani Prasad Regional Officer CE (West Zone) Ministry of Road,-Transport-Highway, CJ Jose Dy. Secy Ministry of Power, DC (Incharge) SC Debnath and HoDs took stock of the affected areas in the district.

The HoDs informed that temporary arrangements are made on priorities and road communication is made through by the PWD. They presented photographs and detailed reports on flood damages to the visiting team. DIPRO



GSU demands speedy investigation into Aalo incident, examplary punishment to accused   

ITANAGAR, Jan 15: Expressing deep anguish over the brutal murder of Goto Yudik of village Yudik, Dumporijo at General ground Aalo on Galo Day Celebration cum Galo Bane Keba (GBK) on January 10 last, Galo Students Union (GSU) has demanded immediate dropping of Parliamentary Secretary, Home Geology & Mining Gadam Ete from the post for his alleged failure to maintain law and order.

The Union in a memorandum addressed to the Chief Minister alleged that G. Ete has miserably failed to discharge his duty in maintaining law and order which, it said, can be substantiated from numerous law and order problem like M’Pen violence, Yazali and Tawang rape and murder cases and  Tongam Rina shooting case etc. Claiming that atrocities against Galos have increased during his time, the Union said he had taken the issue very lightly by not employing proper security measure during the mega event.

Demanding speedy and impartial investigation into the case by a competent police officer and submission of Charge sheet against the culprits at the earliest, the Union said police should immediately take the statements of all the eye witnesses in this case. It further demanded exemplary punishment to the  culprits involved in this case to restore faith of the people on the Govt.

Blaming the district administration and location organizing committee (LOC) for their failure to contain law and order situation, the Union said that the incident had occurred due to total security lapses.  Despite repeated request made to the District Administration and the local organizing committee (LOC) about the threat, no action was initiated by them, the Union said and demanded immediate action against West Siang Deputy Commissioner and magistrate on duty during the event and immediate transfer of superintendent of police for their alleged failure to  provide proper security. Yudik, assistant general secretary (protocol) of GSU was attacked with dao in front of many people  which resulted in his death and  vehicles of both the President and Secretary General, GSU, were also damaged by  the attackers, the Union said. It further demanded arrest of persons who have allegedly encouraged the attackers and played a divisive role.

The Union further said that  the  Aalo general ground should be named after Goto Yudik ‘who sacrificed his life for the unification of Galos.’   The Union  appealed to the  Govt to respond  to its demand s within seven days, failing which, it threatened to launch indefinite agitation.

Meanwhile, Karga Ao Students Union (KASU) has strongly condemned  the Aalo incident.   The Union appealed to all section of the Galo society to maintain peace and harmony and also demanded justice to bereaved family.

While mourning the death of Goto Yudik,  the Union  said the society lost a active social worker in his death.

Both KASU and  Karga Ao Welfare Society prayed to  Almighty Donyi-Polo  for eternal peace of the departed soul  and to bestow enough strength to the bereaved family of late Yudik.  



Krishi Karman Commendation Award for Arunachal Pradesh

NEW DELH, Jan 15: In a glittering  function in the Rashtrapati Bhavan auditorium  today President of  India gave away Krishi Karman commendation award for 2012 to selected states in recognition of higher production of food grains during 2011-12 in comparison to that of 2007-08.

Arunachal Pradesh being one of the awardees, Setong Sena, Minister, Agriculture along with Agriculture Commissioner Hage Kojeen and Agriculture Marketing Director, A.K.Purkayastha attended the function. The commendation award  which carries a citation and cash award of Rs.25 lakhs was handed over by the President in presence of Union Agriculture & Food Processing Industries Minister, Sharad Pawar, Minister of state Tariq Anwar, and Secretary,DAC Ashish Bahuguna.

Among others, the function was attended by Chief Ministers, Agriculture Ministers of  various states besides Secretary, Commissioners, Directors of awardees states.

L.K. Advani Former Dy. Prime Minister and Sushma Swaraj, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha also attended the function.



DC inaugurates ‘Utsarg Samaroh’ at VKV, Itanagar

ITANAGAR, Jan 15: A specially designed course for class X students of VKVs was inaugurated by Itanagar Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner Sanjay Goel at VKV Chimpu, near here today morning.

He has appreciated the VKV authorities for organizing such a unique camp for enriching the personality of each and every student. He emphasized the need for a holistic development which means excellence in every field like academic, art, culture, etc. He said that Arunachal Pradesh is in the state of evolution and it has the potential to be an economically advanced state within 10 years if the 20 mega projects come into being.

He advised the students to cope up with the changing needs of the state with proper qualifications and qualities.

SC Dixit, Principal of VKV, Itanagar welcomed the gathering. Su. Radha Didi, Joint Secretary of VKVs Arunachal Pradesh Trust explained the significance of the Utsarg.

Unnikrishnan, Education Officer of VKVs Arunachal Pradesh presented the vote of thanks.

There are 226 students, 117 girls and 109 boys from VKV Itanagar, Nirjuli and Ziro. In addition, nine resource persons from various schools will provide capsules of knowledge to the students for ensuing CBSE examination.



Drive against dark tinted films on car windows continues

ITANAGAR, Jan 15: Continuing their drive against dark tinted films on car windows for the second day today, the District Administration (DA) and police removed black tinted films from more than 3000 cars, including government and public vehicles.

The District Administration has also seized black film rolls worth lakhs of rupees from more than 20 shops in Itanagar and Naharlagun during a raid conducted by magistrates and police to prevent the car decorating/ repair shops from affixing such banned black films on vehicles, according to an official release.

In a separate drive, 63 persons without having inner line permit (ILP) were apprehended at Banderdewa and deported outside the state.

The District Administration has appealed to all the vehicle owners to remove their tinted films on their car windows on their own to avoid penalty.

The DA along with the ongoing drive, a drive to penalize those plying vehicles without documents and those riding two-wheelers without helmets would be started. All these joint drives will continue at least for a week, the release added.



ASVS schools celebrates birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda

ITANAGAR, Jan 15: The 150th birth anniversary of great patriot son of India Swami Vivekananda was celebrated in a befitting manner by the 29 schools run under the Arunachal Shiksha Vikas Samiti (ASVS) throughout the state.

At Abotani Viday Niketan Secondary School, Pachin, Naharlagun students clad in Swamiji’s dress headed by children band party took out Shoba Yatra (rally) in Lower Papu village and criss-crossing various sectors of Pachin Colony areas from 6 am which became attractions of the villagers. The Shoba Yatra culminated at Abotani Vidya Niketan school ground which followed Yoga displays and patriotic songs by the students divided in groups.

At the concluding function, one of the noted social workers and Chairman of School Management Committee, Tai Tagak attended the celebration along with Tadar Tania, President, Pachin Welfare Committee.

In his address, Tagak highlighted the life of Swami Vivekananda and exhorted the youths to follow the path of Swamiji and realize his dreams.

“Swamiji was one of the builders of Modern India whose words and deeds profoundly influenced the lives and thinking of fathers of nation Mahatma Gandhi, first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhash Chandra Bose, Rajagopalachari and others.

Swami Vivekananda always believed in youth power. His philosophy was a mixture of both spirituality and science”.

“Today the youth of the country are facing various challenges. I am confident that the message of Swami Vivekananda has the power to wonderfully guide them into the future. Swamiji also stressed of the need to arm our youths with the relevant knowledge and skill that will convert this mammoth potential to desired results.

He said Swami Vivekananda was a great awakener, saint, thinker and philosopher, whose magnificent personality and electrifying words infused faith and courage, love and sympathy, service and sacrifice in the hearts of millions of Indians. He was great proponent of revival of ancient Indian culture.

“No amount of politics will be of any avail until the masses of India are well educated, well fed and well cared for,” Tagak quoted Swamiji as saying.

Tadar Tania, President, Pachin Welfare Committee, Tadar Kama, State Vice President, ASVS and Principal, Sukumar N, Abotani Vidya Niketan Secondary school also spoke on the occasion.

Earlier, Tagak along with Tadar Tania, President Pachin Welfare Committee distributed prizes to the winners of painting competitions conducted by the school among the students on Swami Vivekananda.



Procession and colourful prog organized to mark Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary

ITANAGAR, Jan 15: A grand procession was organized by VKV-Sher with high sprit and enthusiasm in connection with 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda in Kimin Town. More than 2500 people of all section of society participated with a full vigour and spirit. Display of tableau, band, banners, display of traditional dances etc added colour to the  procession.  

It was followed by a public meeting in which Manish Kataria, commandant 10th ITBP Kimin attended. The meeting commenced with lighting of lamp. Y. Pradeep Principal VKV-Sher delivered the welcome address .

The significance of the occasion was told by Bibhuti Bhushan Bal a teacher from VKV.

In his address commandant Manish Kataria advised all to make Swami Vivekananda as role model. The vote of thanks was extended by the convenor of Ayojan Committee Dr.Takio Taram, veterinary officer kimin.

The presence of ITBP high level officers, local administrative, doctors, police, local leaders, students, teachers and well wishers of Vivekananda Kendra made the celebration more significant. Various colourful cultural programs were performed by the students of various Schools. The full involvement of participants in their respective programs was appreciated by all.



Pario visits villages under Tarak Langdhi circle  

ITANAGAR, Jan 15: MLA Takam Pario has conducted five days extensive tour to various villages of Tarak Langdi circle from January 6-10.

Pario was accompanied Taring Bath, ZPM Gangte, Tarak Langdhi, Tai Tach, DDSE Koloriang, Er Dari Binot AE PHED, Palin Sub-Division, Charu Tania, BEO Chambang, Marken Basar, CDPO Chambang, Taring Kumar President BCC Palin, Congress Frontal wings office bearers and senior leaders and officers.

He visited Yom Village, Tanio Tab Village and conducted public meeting at Kimbang village general Ground.

He along with Tach also visited the KGBV School, Kimbang run by Huto Welfare Society and interacted with the students, teaching staff and school management committee.

On January 9, Pario inaugurated a newly upgraded Govt Primary School under SSA scheme at Chempegi village. On January 10 a Public meeting was held at Restaring village general field. Addressing the gathering at Restaring Pario assured to give top priority to road connectivity, water supply and electricity. He further informed about construction of PMGSY Road from Langdang to Riambang (Rs 70 Cr), Chambang to Gangte via Rai Raga (Rs 46 Cr) and Rakso to Tasar would be sanctioned this month.

He further assured to sanction a sum of Rs 20 Lakhs for construction of Porter track from Pania to Riambang, Via Restaring, Kimbang and Tanio Tab under SPA 2012-13, Rs 5 Lakhs for construction of Rostrum at Restaring general field from his MLALAD fund and Rs 150,000 for Construction of Boundary wall at Govt primary school Chempegi.

During his five days tour, Pario distributed blanket to poor persons, old age and differently abled persons of the area.

Taring Bath ZPM Gangte Tarak Langdhi, Tai Tach DDSE Koloriang also spoke on the occasion.



Two persons die in separate incidents

ITANAGAR, Jan 15: Two persons have died in separate incidents related to picnic party organised to celebrate New Year in Longding district in the last two days.

A 45-year old villager died yesterday after he was hit in a drunken brawl at a picnic party reportedly organised on Sunday last and attended by hundreds of people including govt officials at Shonu river in Kanubari, Longding district.

Soon after one Nokchai Munham of Longhua village was rushed to CHC Kanubari in bleeding and unconscious state, after he was hit by one Wangnyai  Wangjen of Kanubari at the picnic spot, the villagers blocked traffic on Longhua road leading to the Longding district headquarters. However, the victim did not regain consciousness and ultimately died at Dibrugarh yesterday.

Soon after agitated villagers with arms, seeking to avenge the death, rushed to Kanubari and demanded that the absconding accused, a relative of the local legislator, be arrested. Two FIRs were reportedly lodged at the local police station. However, the prime accused could not be arrested. The local administration had to tighten security in Kanubari yesterday following the tense situation in the town.

However, after long persuasion by the chiefs, GBs and local leaders the situation could be brought to control while the local MLA assured the people not to protect the accused and to provide job to one of the immediate members of the family of the deceased besides some financial assistances.

In another incident, one youth reportedly met with watery grave while taking bath in Tissing River yesterday.

According to reports, a group of youth from nearby Longsom village had organised a picnic, however, one of them was found missing during lunch time. Later, after desperate search they found the body of the missing youth from the spot.

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Organic clothes

After organic foods, the hot new buzzword in green-speak is ‘organic clothes.’ In other words, if you are so inclined, you may now not only think, talk and eat green—you may wear it too. A leading maker of organic clothing is called Do U Speak Green (DUSG). The DUSG is on to something good: making money the ethical way armed with a full range of ready-to-wear clothes bearing the carbon footprint mark from SGS, a world-leading company in the business of inspection, testing, verification and certification.

So, what exactly is organic clothing? Simply put, it is clothes made of materials grown in compliance with organic agricultural standards. Which implies that the cotton, jute, silk, ramie, or wool used to make the fabrics are sourced from farms which do not use any synthetic fertilisers, pesticides, or genetically-modified seeds. Organic clothes for this reason cost more but yield significant environmental benefits. Since the process eschews the use of any pesticides and herbicides no toxic chemical can even accidentally escape into the environment. This is a huge plus particularly with respect to cotton, the world’s most widely grown and worn fabric.

Research has shown that though cotton covers just 2.5 per cent of the world's cultivated land, it devours 16 per cent of the world's insecticides, more than any other single major crop. Organic clothes ensure that humans and animals are not exposed to pesticides or herbicides and once discarded harmful chemicals do not creep into landfills, polluting future crops and food chains.

The Organic Trade Association notes that the sales of organic cotton clothing and household textiles increased 35 per cent between 2008 and 2009. The reason why organic clothes have captured the imagination of shoppers is, as the National Geographic puts it, such clothes make shoppers “feel right, not just for your skin, but also for your conscience.”

Experts opine that the benefits of organically grown textile crops, extend way beyond your closet and contribute significantly to protecting our ecosystem and its biologically diverse life.


Open Letter to  Education  Minister

Dear Editor,

Through this columns I would like to bring to the kind attention of Education Minister that due to ongoing pen down strike by AASATA and ATA the poor students who studies at govt. schools are being victimized. That as you know that in the remote far flung areas of Arunachal Pradesh most of the schools are run by SSA teacher. You remaining silence over the present scenario of schools due to pen down strike are not the symbol of responsible minister in state.  Education is the back bone of society, which every Minister, MLAs and high profile leaders acknowledges in public forum.

But when school is not running and teachers non-performing fighting for their genuine cause why state govt. is silent?  It clearly indicates that our govt. is not worried about the future of those poor students, who is studying in govt. schools as they are not born from rich families to get schooling at private schools.

As a concerned ministers, you should have initiated some vital ideas to end the fiasco with nation building teachers so that “saamp bi mare lathi bi na tuthe”. But it is noticed that minister is not saying a single words regarding the issue of ATA and AASATA pen down strike at any public meeting or any press conference. So, as citizen of Arunachal Pradesh I would like to appeal concerned minister and concerned authorities of education department to early initiate steps to solve the issue. Poor student studying at govt. schools need proper care as CBSE and AISSCE exam-2013 is also knocking at the door of students.


Nabam Akin Hina


ECDS, Kimin



Please look into demands of SSA

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily I would like to draw your kind attention towards the silent mood of government, student unions and other association towards ongoing pen down strike called by teachers. Why government is not responding towards the demand of teachers. Teachers demand is genuine.  Government in the past had an agreement with SSA teachers for regularization of their job. Striking teachers didn’t have their two month salary. But on the other hand student unions of state is maintaining total silent over the issue. The very objectives of students union is to work for the interest of the students of state. Due to ongoing strike the school going student is facing serious problem. I request state govt to sort out the demand of the teachers early by an amicable solution.


Punit Tara