January 20


News Impact

Cash reward stands

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be kept secret.  The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006


Press bodies seek white paper on Tongam Rina shooting case

ITANAGAR, Jan 19:  The members of Arunachal Press Club (APC) and Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists (APUWJ) in a joint meeting held today at APC building asked state government to present white paper on Tongam Rina shooting incident. The APC and APUWJ gave one month time to the state government to come up with the white paper.

There is lot of discrepancy in the press statement issued by SP Capital recently in connection with the Rina shooting incident, said both APC and APUWJ. The two press bodies also expressed surprise over stoic silence maintained by state government and questioned its seriousness towards solving the shooting case. The APC and APUWJ also expressed fear that delay in solving case will give ample time to the perpetrators to tamper with the evidence.


AAPSU cautions against donation

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) appealed all sections of the society not to entertain donation in the name of AAPSU unless authorized by the president for greater interest of the state.  “There seems to be gross misunderstanding between the well wishers and AAPSU. AAPSU is not the institution for petty politics. It is for the greater interest of the indigenous people of Arunachal Pradesh and has been struggling for the welfare of the state, AAPSU clarified in a release.


AICC members left for Jaipur

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: All the 13 AICC members from Arunachal Pradesh including APCC President Mukut Mithi and Chief Minister Nabam Tuki have left for Jaipur to attend the AICC meeting on January 20.


Triangular Badminton Series' at Bhalukpong Club

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: The Second 'Triangular Badminton Series' will be held at Bhalukpong Club, Bhalukpong from February 6 to 9.

The Players from Bomdila Multi-Sports Complex, Officers Club, Seppa and Bhalukpong Club would participate in this triangular series.

This Series was first held at Bomdila in 2012 under the initiative of Multi-Sports Complex, Bomdila.

The motto of this series of tournaments is to create a ‘spirit of friendship and bonhomie’ as well as to encourage the budding young badminton players.


BAF condemns Aalo incident

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: The Bogum Ao Foundation (BAF) has strongly condemned the  recent Aalo incident in which the society has lost a student leader Goto Yudik.  It is a shameful act and the violent incident has exposed the poor image of Galo Baane and its leaders, said BAF president Tony Koyu in a release.

The Foundation has appealed  to  all kind of organizations within the Galo society to maintain peace, brotherhood and fraternity for harmonious co-existence and try to avoid politicizing the matter.

Death of Yudik is a irreparable loss to his family in particular and the state in general, the Foundation said and the deeply mourned the death of Late Yudik.


KVK demonstrates farm activities

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: The subject matter specialists and other technical officers from Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Basar demonstrated various research activities that are being conducted at Research Farm, Gori, to the school going girls of Gensi circle recently.

Package of practices for growing passion fruit and strawberry, weed controlling methods in banana field and selection of banana planting material were also demonstrated.

Processing and value addition of orange were also demonstrated by making orange squash at the KVK.


Workshop on sustainable sanitation and use of FTK

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: The Department of Public Health Engineering and Water Supply, Pasighat division conducted a workshop on sustainable sanitation and management of drinking water quality monitoring and roles of the Panchayati Raj Institutions under the chairmanship of East Siang Zilla Chairperson Y Dabi today.

Training on use of Field Testing Kit (FTK) for water quality monitoring and the roles of PRIs after the handing over of completed water supply schemes to the village panchayat were imparted to the panchayat leaders by B Khamyang, AE, Nari, Bitem Dupak, District Consultant, M Kadu, JE, Koyu and Ojing Megu, Laboratory Assistant.

The District Consultant asked the Panchayat leaders to focus on sanitation of their respective villages and maintain clean and healthy environment.


Science Exhibition at Kuporijo VKV

DAPORIJO, Jan 19:  VKV Kuporijo, Upper Subansiri district organized a school level science exhibition today. The Exhibition was inaugurated by (Dr) P. Sinha, Principal, Si-Donyi Public School, Daporijo. Sinha highly appreciated the working models in Science Exhibition.

There were 107 models prepared by the students of VKV Kuporijo from Class VI to X.  Out of 107, 71 were working Science models and the rest were display charts etc.  A total of 404 students from nearby Government and Private schools witnessed the exhibition and cleared their doubts. This type of exhibitions are conducted in VKVs to imbibe scientific attitude in the minds of children.





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

ITM first step to relink NE India with SEA: Chiranjeevi

Cultural fusion spells magic


GUWAHATI, Jan 19: In all 450 cultural ambassadors of eight NE states and West Bengal in their best traditional attires presented a unity dance to the tune of a melodious number spelling magic among the participating foreign delegates that marked the beginning of the three-day International Trade Mart- 2013 at Sarusajai stadium here today. The programme continued whole day with noted NE artistes presenting scintillating numbers, including Arunachal’s state singer Taba Yall.

“The ITM is the first step in re-establishing close link between the NE India and the rich South East Asian nations and also reopening the historic Stillwell road of World War-II.

“This is in tune with the ‘Look East Policy’ of the government of India as spelt out by Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh during his last visit to Myanmar,” Union Minister of State for Tourism Dr K Chirnajeevi told a press conference in response to a specific question from this editor. He said that he is leaving for Lao on January 20 next to attend the ASEAN Tourist Summit and sign a memorandum of understating with the ASEAN countries to promote India’s nature and adventure tourism as well as niche tourism products, particularly the unexplored and lesser known destinations of NE India.

The NE states being complementary to each other are bracketed together and the MoT through its special dispensation is promoting the tourism sector of this isolated region, Dr Chiranjeevi said in his inaugural address to the tourism carnival earlier.  “India aims at increasing its share of global tourists flow from present 0.6 percent to one percent”, the MoS said, adding a sum of Rs 560 crore has been allotted during 11th Five Year Plan by MoT for developing quality tourism infrastructures in NE region; NE states are provided with free space at WTM, London and ITB, Berlin; familiarisation tours of NE people are conducted to North and Eastern India.

Moreover, centrally-funded Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology is being set up in Arunachal, Assam, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura to promote hospitality industry. All these steps aimed at accelerating growth of NE’s tourism sector, he said, adding NE is being promoted as one of the most leading 365-day tourism destination of India. The ITM, if succeeds, would be a regular feature, Dr Chiranjeevi added.  Assam Governor Janaki Ballav Pattanaik, in his opening remark, described the NE India’s historic cultural and trade relations with the SEA nations. The diverse attractions of nine participating states would attract huge domestic and foreign tourists.

The governor called for evolving a central policy in close consultation with the nine states having close proximity in all respects which would play an important role in achieving the goal.

While explaining the uniqueness of each nine states, union tourism secretary Parvez Dewan hoped that the ATM might increase the foreign tourists to the region by 20%. India received 66 lakh foreign tourists, including NE’s share of 59,000 during 2011, he disclosed.

Tourism Ministers Chandan Brahma (Assam), Bhim Dungel (Sikkim), S Haito (Mizoram), Tourism Parliamentary Secretaries P D Sona (Arunachal) and M Prithviraj, foreign delegates including ministers, high officials, tour operators and media persons, were among a huge gathering, present on the occasion.    

As the inaugural session ended, the foreign delegates, tour operators and journalists thronged the stalls. Arunachal stall was the cynosure of all eyes receiving maximum visitors and queries. The visitors included UK tour operator Joe Mearns and travel writer Laura Stone, South Korean tour operators Kang Hye Won and Chang Ki Lee, German tour operator Florian Reinold and the Cambodian team.

The Bodo cultural team went on entertaining the visitors throughout the day.

In technical session later, Sona and tourism secretary Sonam Chombay made an impressive presentation showcasing the tourism potential of Arunachal to the applause of the delegates. Each state was given 15 minutes to impress upon the delegates about its tourism potential.



NBA prog. converged with MGNREGA

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: Power, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Tanga Byaling had conducted a meeting with Secretary PHED Tomi Ete, Chief Engineer PHED T Ketan, Director WSSO PHED AN Singh and Joint Director RD T Ado on convergence of Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan with MGNREGA.

After threadbare discussion both Rural Development and Public Health Engineering  departments have agreed to the convergence of MG-NREGA works with Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan at Gram Panchayat level.

The PHED will identify the number of Gram Panchayat to be covered with individual household toilets during the current financial year. The RD Department will divert its MGNREGA fund available at GP Level for providing wage employment and material component for construction of toilets. Earlier, Byaling suggested holding of coordination meeting under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioners comprising of the concerned officers of PHED, DRDA, CD Block, PRI members and stake holders.

Highlighting the importance of public awareness on NBA, the minister also suggested close monitoring and proper implementation of the projects by the agencies for the benefit of rural people.

The Secretary PHED highlighted the total target of individual house hold latrine during the current financial year 2012-13 under APL/BPL. He informed that altogether, 13,393 units were proposed during the current financial year for which an amount of Rs 602.69 lakhs is required.



Respect elders and teachers: Sonam

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: “We must respect our elders and teachers because they teach us lots about the life we live”, asserted Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (APB & OCWWB) chairman Jalley Sonam. He was speaking as the chief guest on the annual day function of Govt Sec School, Nirjuli here today.

Extending his best wishes to the students and teaching staff for a prosperous and Happy New 2013 and for success in life, Sonam advised the students to always respect their elders and teachers if they want to achieve success in life.

While encouraging the students not to look down themselves as Govt School students, he said there is not much difference in Govt and private schools, but the hard work and willingness of students to learn pay off, as most of the first class officers and renowned personalities are product of govt schools and colleges. Speaking on the importance of girl education, he said the population of girl students in this school, which is more than that of boys, is a great sign which reflects that the girls are equal to the boys in every field.

Informing that in order to improve the educational scenario of state the govt under the leadership of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki was doing all out efforts, he said various technical and non-technical institutions are coming up in the state for benefit of students. He expressed the hope that Arunachal Pradesh will achieve cent percent literacy rate in days to come.

He suggested the students to give equal importance to extra-curricular activities like games and sports besides studies.  

Meanwhile, expressing grave concerned over rising cases of drug addiction, alcoholism and criminal activities in the state,  Sonam appealed the youths and general people to come together to fight against such menace.

Later he distributed the prizes among the students.

The day-long programme was marked by colourful cultural display by the students.



Army conducts free medical camp

KHONSA, Jan 19: 1 Assam Rifles and 402 FD Hospital under aegis of Headquarter 25 Sector Assam Rifles organized a free medical camp at Khela under Tirap district.

A total of 757 patients, including 320 male, 306 female and 131 children were treated during the day-long camp

The patients were also provided medicines at free of cost. Various rapid laboratory tests as well as ECG were conducted.

Four doctors and medical staff of the Army and Assam Rifles under CO 402 FD Hospital, 2 Mountain Division as well as Civil doctors and staff of District Hospital, Khonsa under DMO, Khonsa conducted the camp.

People from far-flung villages, like Chasa, Longo, Kapu, Bera, Tupi etc took full advantage of the free medical camp.

The camp was inaugurated by Gaon Bura of Khela village who himself is an Assam Rifles veteran.

The Raja and Gaon Bura of Khela village on behalf of the villagers and nearby villages as well as the civil administration lauded the noble gesture of “The Assam Rifles and the Army” and expressed their heartfelt gratitude for the medical camp at their doorstep.

A small stall of health and hygiene awareness was also opened to educate the villagers. A musical concert was also organised by the Battalion band to instill a feeling of comfort and happiness to the crowd with the force.

Another free medical camp is being organized at Pullung, Tirap District again on 20 January.

Such camps, if organized regularly will go a long way in bringing the hill people as well as  “Friends of the Hill people” closer to achieve sustained peace and prosperity in Arunachal Pradesh, said an Army release.



AAPSU condemns Aalo incident, demands action

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has vehemently condemned the recent Aalo violence in which precious life of a student leader Goto Yudik, AGS (Protocol) Galo Students’ Union has been lost.

The broad daylight murder in one of the most civilized societies and districts reflects administration’s lackadaisical attitude towards its duty, it said.

“How did administration allow the killers roam freely with weapon inside the venue of such mega event of Galo Day celebration where the Chief Minister of the state, Member of Parliament (West), Legislators and other hosts of dignitaries were invited?  AAPSU questioned.  “Why did the administration not take preventive measures? Is it not the height of irresponsible attitude of the district administration? Wasn’t there any intelligence report of the chances of eventuality? Such crime reflects the weakness of the Home department and the person heading Home department should come clean on the matter or else resign from the post on moral ground, AAPSU demanded.

“We’ve lost a life of a students’ leader which is beyond reparable. The state has been witnessing series of violence, rape, murder, assault and other law and order problem since few months back”.

The West Siang Deputy Commissioner should be booked and suspended and action should also be initiated against West Siang Superintendent of Police for their inaptness in tackling law and order problem which could have been averted had they taken preventive measure, the release claimed.

The apex student body of the state demanded action against all the culprits involved in the heinous murder as well as all the erring officials.

While strictly adhering to the principle ‘justice delayed is justice denied’ AAPSU urged the authority to deliver justice to late Yudik as early as possible failing which AAPSU would be compelled to resort to democratic agitation to get justice.

Culprits must be given exemplary punishment so that such crime does not recur for peaceful existence of the indigenous people of our state, the release said.

While urging the state Government to extend ex-gratia and compensation to the family members of the victim at the earliest, AAPSU appealed everyone to maintain peace at this hour as violence leads to disintegration of society which is huge loss for all of us.

AAPSU prayed to almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul and also to give enough strength to the bereaved family.

The sacrifice made by Lt. Yudik will always be remembered and AAPSU salute him for the services he rendered to the society, the release added.



Is the fine system acceptable in modern society?

Taba Ajum

ITANAGAR, Jan 19:  New Year is a time when accident rates go up in Arunachal Pradesh leading to the loss of many valuable lives. While some accidents happen because of rash driving, the others happen due to either bad road condition or bad luck.  It is observed that accident rate has increased manifold in capital complex in the last few years. Interestingly whenever any major or minor accident takes place the citizen’s panic against possible hefty fine instead of fearing law and law enforcing authority.

Few days ago in the midst of my busy schedule, I received a phone call from a relative of mine. He said over telephone, “My bike has hit one child near Chimpu and I have brought him to RK Mission hospital. Come fast now.” He hanged up phone after that.

Worried, I called him back and asked how the condition of the boy is? “It’s a minor injury but can’t take risk, so please you come fast,” he told. Along with a friend, I immediately rushed to RK Mission hospital and found the child in very good shape. The 4-year-old child had received minor injury and some X-Rays were done as part of the health check up process.

While we were doing our best for child’s good health, one of the relatives of child started to seek our contact numbers and said if anything happens we have to bear consequences.

The doctor who treated the child told them “there is nothing to be serious and it is just a minor bruise.” Despite doctor’s revelation about child’s good health the relatives of child were talking aggressively and trying to inflame the situation. Sensing the mood and prevailing situation I privately spoke to the mother of the child and paid her some money and that’s how the case was solved. My conscience did not allow me to pay but I did it to avoid further trouble.

There are many such instances where people had to pay fine to the tune of Rs 25 lacs for the unfortunate death caused due to the accident. Death is something inevitable and it surely hurts when we lose someone in accidental death.

But how fair it is to take fine that too huge money as replacement for someone’s death? Nobody wants to kill anyone and one has to understand that no one deliberately causes accident. It happens due to bad luck and if it is destined, it’s hard to escape from it. Also I don’t understand how the conscience of a person allows him or her to take fine for the death of his or her family member. It is like you are selling the soul of someone.

Few years ago, a younger brother of an engineer who was a family friend of ours met with an accident in Itanagar. His Pulsar bike collided with that of another person who was riding an old model Yamaha bike. Both the biker received minor injuries and partial damages to their respective bikes. Surprisingly everyone including police, Yamaha bike rider started demanding seven lac rupees as fine for the accident. His explanation was that he was going to meet an officer to get a work order and as he could not meet the officer because of accident he lost the chance to get work. He valued his work order as seven lacs and therefore demanded the same from the boy with whom the accident took place. Despite hectic negotiation by all parties, the person did not relent and threatened to kill the boy if family member fail to pay the money.  Finally, family paid Rs 5 lacs fearing for life of the boy.

A section of people in Arunachal Pradesh in general and the capital complex in particular has made fine system as a source of living which is really sad. Traffic police along with various community based student unions should carry out awareness campaign against fine system. Already fine system has given bad name to the state and there is urgent need to tackle this menace.



Arunachal cuisines prove supremacy in ITM


GUWAHATI, Jan 19: The indigenous cuisines of Arunachal Pradesh proved its supremacy in the first lunch hosted today by the state to all participants, true to the announcement of union tourism secretary Parvez Dewan that the International Tourism Mart-2013 here is the unique global event where the foreign delegates would be treated to nine varieties of gifts, cultures and cuisines.

Though the lunch was provided by Hotel Ashok Brahmatura on behalf of the state government, but tourism department also provided local cuisines during the lunch.

Delegates, particularly foreigners made long queue before the Arunachal counter to such an extent that the Hotel authorities demanded closure of the counter as least number of delegates visited their counters.

“Arunachalee food items are one of the best among Indian dishes,” said Buddhist tour operator K Kumar and Himalayan Holidays MD Bhagaban Dash Shrestha, both from Thailand.

Many Indian visitors having past experience also joined the queue to delish the items and said: “These food items are organic and lip-smacking.”

Gumin ember Gumin Kine self help group with homemade dishes reached the venue to serve the meal to the satisfaction of the guests.

The items included Poka (black organic brew made of local rice and husk), Achin phinam (local rice steamed in organic bamboo), Ngui/ Menh phinam (local fish steamed in organic bamboo), Pi-pe (boiled local egg with organic ginger), Porok adin phinam (local chicken steamed in organic bamboo) and Luktir (processed local chilly with dry bamboo).

The Arunachal stalls manned by local traders Makada Umbey and Sijen Menjo, Opung Jamoh representing SHG and textile & handicraft department’s Bamin Yakang did brisk business while tour operators and All Arunachal Pradesh Tour Operators’ Association secretary Duyu Tamo, Koj Mama, Bengia Marinal, David Santam, Tuki Jongkey, Bela Tikhak Namchoom, Tapan Gav, Bhokta Newal and Niharika S Umbrey attended to the numerous queries of the visitors.



Orgs, nursing graduates stage protest rally

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: Arunachal Pradesh Youth Association (APYA) and the Arunachal Righteous Forum (ARF) along with nursing graduates of Auxiliary Nurse Midwifery (ANM) from various private institutions staged a ‘protest rally’ in front Office of the Directorate of Health Services, Naharlagun yesterday.

The examination for recruitment of 32 posts of ANM was held yesterday where the candidates from private nursing institutions were rejected from appearing the examination on the ground of non affiliated institutes by the India Nursing Council (INC).

The deprived candidates claimed that INC was regularized in 2012 whereas there are candidates who have passed out in the year 2007-08.

“Give us a chance to appear the examination or postpone the examination so that we can appeal our respective institutes to provide us with the certificates” said one of the protesters.

There are still many institutes providing nursing courses which are not affiliated from INC. Due to their ignorance there will be more nursing students whose certificates will be invalid in the future, another protester said.

The organizations demanded the government to conduct the recruitment for all the candidates. Over hundred protesters participated in the rally.  (Anu Songthing)



Tadar Tang Memorial Football

Papum Pare meet Capital Complex in final today

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: Arch rivals Papum Pare and Capital Complex will lock horns with each other in the final of the 12th Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football Tournament at General Ground, Pasighat tomorrow.

Papum Pare defeated Lower Dibang Valley via penalty kick in the first semifinal today after both the teams were locked 1-1 in the allotted and extra time.

John Lama scored in 13 minutes for Lower Dibang Valley which was equalized by Topon Bora of Papum Pare in 57th minute.

Capital Complex defeated tournament favorite and five time winner Lower Subansiri in the second semifinal played in the afternoon today. This time too, the match went to tie breaker after both the teams played out a goal less draw in regulation time.



Stray animals cause concern  at Dapo town  

Karda Natam

DAPORIJO, Jan 19: Though Daporijo town is now wearing a much better look after the district administration conducted a series of cleanliness drive involving the masses and making them aware on the need of cleanliness, stray animals have now become a big problem towards administration’s endeavor to make the town clean and green.

Free movement of stray animals, including pigs and dogs in the main market areas, sectors and colonies has created lots of disturbances to the commuters and others. Stray pigs are found everywhere creating lots of problems by leaving excreta here and there making the market areas, including private residence, office, schools and other public places dirty.

Free movement of stray animals is not only making the township dirty but also causing many accidents. Many accidents and dispute among the public have already been witnessed here since last many years. These stray animals are also found killed in roadside during night hours by some miscreants. Recently, in a bizarre incident, many such stray animals, including cows and pigs, were found semi-dead with cut injuries. Such incidents are often witnessed in the area.

The area of roaming of these stray animals is not only confined to the roads. These animals also enter into the houses and kitchen and create havoc.

Witnessing the growing stray animal menace, public are now very much concerned over this matter and urged the authority to bring an end to this problem by initiating appropriate step. Many sane citizens suggested the owners of such stray animals to keep their livestock in confinement and also develop civic sense.

Many people in the market never use the garbage put in the roadside and throw the waste materials in the place.

Public are hoping that Daporijo will look better in the next coming  days town under the initiative of DUDA Daporijo as the department has already taken several measures for beatification of the township with help of district administration, various NGOs and general public.

Since there are still miles to go to achieve the target, DUDA is now conducting a series of eviction drive against illegal shops in the road side of the market complex. Many shops constructed in the roadside illegally were evicted and quintals of vegetable were seized for violating the DUDA rules despite several notices were served to them. Those road side and footpath vendors and other illegal shops had been creating lots of problems to pedestrians and commuters.

It is pertaining to mention here that the shed for the new Daily Bazaar has already been constructed and it is ready to use. But most of the vegetable vendors and other food item sellers are still not ready to shift to the new market place despite notifications which compel the authority to carry out the eviction drive.



APWA resolves to uphold unity

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: The 3rd General Conference of All Pei Welfare Association (APWA) was held at Mite village of Upper Subansiri district from January 14 to 17 with resolution to uphold unity and integrity of the Pei clan besides promotion and preservation of indigenous cultural heritage of the Pei.

The conference was inaugurated by Nido Tagom, Development Chairman of Raga assembly constituency instead of Parliamentary Secretary Nido Pavitra, who could not attend due to his pre-occupation. Tagom handed over the key of an ambulance car to Geeda Murtem, President of APWA. The ambulance was donated by Pavitra to be utilized by KGBV School established at Godak last year.  

Outgoing president of the Association Geeda Murtem urged the members to work in team spirit for upholding the rights and privileges, promises and aspiration of the Pei community in particular and Arunachal Pradesh in general.

The meeting further resolved to eradicate prevailing social evils in phase manner through education and public network, charitable programme for poor and needy students, promotion and protection of nature, environment and wildlife heritage for peaceful coexistence of man and nature, enhance cordial socio-cultural, socio-economic relation with other clan members of Arunachal Pradesh for integrated and inclusive development of the region.

All the Pei founder members, intellectuals, officers, grassroots level leaders, students and public of Pei community participated in 3 days annual event of the society.

Earlier, the foundation stone of APWA at Mite village was laid and unveiled by Longku Tania (Golom) and TK Murtem, the founder General Secretary and President of APWA in presence of executive body members and the public gathering.



District level badminton C’ship begins

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: First ever District level Badminton Championship organized by General Administration in collaboration with Basar Badminton Club began at Basar Town Club today.

Inaugurating the tournament, Mandhir Singh Ekka, Cammandant 49th ITBP Basar explained in details the importance of games and sports in the life. He assured all possible help in organizing all sorts of competitions at Basar in particular and West Siang district as a whole. He also announced special cash award for the best player of the tournament.

Additional Deputy Commissioner (Basar) Kangki Darang, on behalf of the organizing committee, sough cooperation from all to make the tournament a grand success.

Main attraction of the opening ceremony was attractive cultural programme performed by students of GB English Academy Basar.

Altogether 70 participants from all over the district are taking part in various categories.

The champion and runners up in all three categories would be awarded with cash prizes and trophies.

Arunachal State Badminton Association (ASBA) has also deputed two officials to conduct the tournament till its completion.

The opening ceremony was attended by HoDs of Basar and Aalo, public leaders, PRI members and Ponu party.

Agriculture Development Officer (Basar) Tojo Bam and Domo Ete, ADO also spoke on the occasion.

Global economic growth and developing countries

Four years after the onset of the global financial crisis, the world economy remains fragile and growth in high-income countries is weak. Developing countries need to focus on raising the growth potential of their economies, while strengthening buffers to deal with risks from the Euro Area and fiscal policy in the United States, says the World Bank in the newly-released Global Economic Prospects (GEP) report.

Last year developing countries recorded among their slowest economic growth rates of the past decade, partly because of the heightened Euro Area uncertainty in May and June of 2012. Since then, financial market conditions have improved dramatically. International capital flows to developing countries, which fell 30 percent in the second quarter of 2012, have recovered and bond spreads have declined to below their long-term average levels of around 282 basis points.

Developing-country stock markets are up 12.6 per cent since June, while equity markets in high-income countries are up by 10.7 per cent. However, the real-side of the economy has responded modestly. Output in developing countries has accelerated, but is being held back by weak investment and industrial activity in advanced economies.

Downside risks to the global economy include: a stalling of progress on the Euro Area crisis, debt and fiscal issues in the United States, the possibility of a sharp slowing of investment in China, and a disruption in global oil supplies. However, the likelihood of these risks and their potential impacts has diminished, and the possibility of a stronger-than-anticipated recovery in high-income countries has increased.

Although fiscal sustainability in most developing countries is not an issue, government deficits and debt are much higher today than in 2007.

"To assure resilience to downside risks, developing countries need to gradually rebuild depleted fiscal and monetary buffers, and improve social safety nets and food security," said the report.



Blame game

Dear Editor,

We express our hearty gratitude to Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and Member of Parliament Takam Sanjoy for visiting Aalo on the occasion of Galo Day Cum Galo Bane Keba. Also on behalf of 30th Aalo West Assembly Constituency block, I would like to give the statement as follows in response to the press statement of GSU in a section of daily. The sad incident of Aalo on 10-01-2013 was the sole creation of Galo Students two factions namely Galo Student Union (GSU) and All Galo Student Union (AGSU). Their conflict started much before their conference cum election at Telam. The election for student union concluded with many controversies which resulted into constitution of Fact Finding Team consisting of ten members. Following the submission of enquiry report, the Galo Welfare Society failed to find lasting solution for two factions. This problem unexpectedly cropped up during the Galo Day cum Galo Bane Keba. The GSU has no moral right to demand for the resignation of the parliamentary Secretary, Home as they themselves are the trouble creator instead of trouble shooter. They are to blame themselves for creating social disharmony amongst the Galo Society and they should desist from such kind of press release.


Karge Ette

President BCCI

30th Aalo West Assembly Constituency



Poor students sufferer

Dear Editor,

Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of state government towards the on-going pen down/tool down strike launched by the ASSATA /ATA for last many days. It is disheartening to know that the State Government is remaining silent spectator in the going teacher’s strike which is going to affect the academic career of poor students who are studying in Government run schools. Why state government is paying less attention towards human resource development? I would like to mention few points for the advantage to regularization of SSA Teachers.

i) The teacher crises in the state will be minimized. ii)  Poor student will not face hardship due to shortage of teachers in the schools. iii)  Unemployment problem in the state will be minimized.

The state government under the leadership of Chief Minister  Nabam Tuki, Education Minister Bosiram Siram should solve the genuine demands of teachers.

The likeminded organization and elderly citizen of the state should raise the voice. Especially AAPSU, ANSU and other organizations of State and District Student Unions who are welfare body of student community should take up the matter.


Taw Raja

D-Sector, Naharlagun



Decision welcomed

Dear Editor,

We the people of Ubu-Bango area, Aalo West Siang district Arunachal Pradesh extends our gratitude to chief minister Nabam Tuki and Gadam Ete, Parliamentary Secretary Home, Mining and Geology for approval of new circle Headquarter at Kodum Lepo (Nikte) Aalo West Siang district which was a long pending wishes and demand of the people. We also extend our heartiest thanks to all the land donors of Taba Sora who have donated their land voluntarily for new circle headquarter.


1. Yongi Ori, Chairman Anchal Samiti Member, 5th Ubu-Bango, Aalo West Siang

2. Hoksum Ori, ZPM  5th Ubu-Bango, Aalo ,

West Siang

3.  All the ASM of  5th Ubu-Bango, Aalo West Siang

4.    Ubu-Bango Students Union, Aalo West Siang


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