January 15

‘Stick to genuine drugs’

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: In a far-reaching decision, the chief medical superintendent of Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun has issued an order stating that no prescription should carry the name of  private laboratories  in the advice slip. Expressing concern over the ‘dubious drugs’ found in the market, the CMO also said that doctors should stick to genuine drugs known to them and refrain from prescribing drugs, which are doubtful.   


AAPSU martyr remembered

ITANAGAR,  Jan 14: The 10th death anniversary of late Khyoda Dolu was observed today here at Naharlagun in a simple ceremony which was organized by Khyoda Youth Welfare Society (KYWS) in collaboration with All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU). A two-minute silence was observed as a mark of respect for late Dolu, who served the society in various capacities as a student leader and also as a social activist.

Attending the ceremony, AAPSU general secretary Biru Nasi remembered the contribution of late Dolu as an AAPSU activist and thanked the family members for having the courage of sacrificing their son for the cause of AAPSU and the society. He urged the youths to take inspiration from the martyr.

Addressing the gathering Khyoda Vijay, G S Khyoda Welfare Society (KWS) urged the youths to remember the sacrifice made by the martyr and also hoped AAPSU to carry on their good works in the service of the society.  Members of various organizations such as ANSU, ALSU, DSU and well wishers also attended the function.


Welly flags off students’ tour prog.

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: It’s a dream come true for 74 students who always dreamt of visiting and feel the pulse of Kolkata - the cultural hub of India and the capital of West Bengal. Their dream came true with the ‘blessing’ of Health and Family Welfare Minister Atum Welly who flagged off their trip from his Chandanagar residence here this afternoon in a simple function.

The 74 students of college and university from the 12th Pakke Kessang constituency would be visiting various important and historical sites in West Bengal. The students who are on a week long tour would also be able to avail free of cost shopping at three designated showrooms in a mall at Kolkata. Akung Welly, son of Atum Welly, is the franchisee holder of BIBA, 109’F and Chemistry India and is facilitating this free of cost shopping. The 12th Pakke Kessang Collegian and University Students Committee led by its chairman Motilal Natung is all smile  with this new year bonanza.


Governor greets people on Nyetshidow festival

Itanagar, Jan 14: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma has extended festival greetings and good wishes to people of Arunachal Pradesh on the auspicious occasion of Nyetshidow.

In his festival message, Governor expressed hope that the celebration will strengthen the rich cultural traditions and practices of our Aka (Hrusso) community. He wished that the festivity ushers-in tranquility and happiness in the society.


House gutted in fire

BORDUMSA, Jan 14: The large house of one Enkham Manpoong, of Goju village under Bordumsa circle was burnt down to ashes in a fire accident this evening at about 7.30 pm. Properties worth lakhs of rupees were lost in the fire. However there is no causality. Immediate relief is being provided by the office of ADC Bordumsa.


AKKDSU carries out Kurung Kumey bachao movement

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: The All Kurung Kumey District Students’ Union (AKKDSU) carried out anti non-APST movement with the theme ‘Kurung Kumey Bachao’ during the hearing of summary revision in the district to stop the enrollment of non-APSTs.

The members of AKKDSU led by its GS and AGS visited various places where the hearing was being conducted and asked all the ERO, BLO not to enroll non-APSTs without any valid reason.

The members also went to Palin check gate and strictly checked on the entry of non-APSTs. The union in collaboration with the district police sent back more than 400 illegal non APSTs.

Meanwhile, the union appealed the people of the district never to encourage enrollment of non-APSTs in the electoral roll in the district.


WSU seeks job for family members of two killed civilians

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: While strongly denouncing the recent killing of two civilians in the cross firing between NSCN (IM) and security forces at Chathong in Tirap district on January 2 last, the Wancho Students’ Union has appealed the state government to provide job to the family member of the two killed civilians and the injured victim’s family be provided with relief fund.


NSUI state unit attends national consultation meeting

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: The members of NSUI state unit attended the National Youth Manifesto Consultation Meeting in Bangalore on January 11 last. NSUI state vice president Pagge Rime speaking during the meet emphasized on engineering and medical colleges in  the state, proper implementation of RTE and Mid Day Meal schemes in school level, quality education and socio-economic development in the region .

Member Teli Mello Camdirs spoke on the present unemployment and hydro power projects of the state.


Anjaw BJP opposes public hearing on Kalai project

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: The BJP District Unit Anjaw vehemently opposed the public hearing on Kalai Phase II hydro project in Anjaw district.  Claiming that as many as 200 MoUs/MoAs  for hydro projects including 11 micro hydro projects in Anjaw district have been signed with the private power developers and public undertakings by the State government without  consent of the affected people of the state, Anjaw district BJP unit demands the Deputy Commissioner to defer the public hearing fixed on January 18 of Kalai II H.E.P in order to ensure consensus public opinion on such mega project, according to BJP district unit release.


GAWS calls on DA to book culprits

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: Claiming that some unknown miscreants had blocked the road between Koloriang and Parsi Parlo near Takey Hugu on January 6 last by felling trees, the Gichik Abu Welfare Society has called on the Kurung Kumey district administration to book the culprits involved under appropriate law.


National Youth Day observed

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: The All Arunachal Pradesh Handicapped Welfare Society (AAPHWS) has observed the National Youth Day with much fanfare on Sunday last. The programe was organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra Itanagar in collaboration with AAPHWS to mark the 151st birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.  School children have  participated in various sports and cultural programme organized to mark the occasion. The  winners in various sports competitions and cultural troupes  were distributed prizes.


AdiSU distributes relief material to fire victims

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: A team of AdiSU today distributed relief materials to the fire victims at Pangin village in East Siang district. AdiSU said at least 17 houses were gutted down in a devastating fire at Pangin village on January 10.  Govt officials and Panchayat members were present during the relief distribution.

AdiSU also appealed to the state government to provide relief and rehabilitation package to the victims at  the earliest.


VKV’s Utsarg Samaroh held

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: The Utsarg Samaroh, the annual programme for Class X students began in a very positive note at Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya (VKV) Itanagar today. In her inaugural address Dr. Shalini Verma, Secretary, Social Justice and Empowerment & Women & Child Development called upon the  students  to have a positive attitude and be optimistic. Emphasizing the need to work hard, she said that there is no short cut to success, therefore, she advised the students to study hard and take care of their health.

179 students from VKV Oyan, Nirjuli, Kuporijo and Yazali attended the programme. Nine eminent resource persons of different subjects were present in the inaugural function. Among others, S C Dixit, Principal VKV Itanagar, Radha Devi, Joint Secretary VKV AP Trust and P.M. Unnikrishnan, Education Officer of VKVs  spoke on the occasion.



In a news item published in this daily on 8th January (page-3) under the headline “Si-Donyi celebrated with ….”, it  was wrongly mentioned that Yania Baja Patum and Yarum Batak were felicitated as founder and singer of SI DALO song respectively. Actually they were felicitated for coining the word “SI DALO” and being prominent priest of DONYI ANNE PONUNG TROUPE respectively. Inconvenience is deeply regretted.


News Impact

Arunachal to be on Railways map soon

Trial engine run on Harmuty-Itanagar rail line conducted

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: Arunachal Pradesh is all set to join the country’s railway map soon with North East Frontier Railway (NFR) successfully conducting the first trial engine run on Harmuty-Itanagar (Naharlagun) broad gauge (BG) line today.

Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu and LRSO Techi Hitlar joined the NFR officials, including Deputy Chief Engineer TT Bhutia, Chief Engineer (construction) S C Rajak, Executive Engineer and in-charge of the project AK Sharma at Harmuty before the engine began its maiden journey upto Naharlagun railway station.

The railway project, started in October 2008, was scheduled to be completed in December 2012. The delay was attributed to existence of five high tension power line passing through the rail track and delay in getting forest clearance at Gumto area, said Sharma. According to him, 98 percent of the project works have been completed and the NFR will be ready to start the formal passenger train service by April next subject to clearance from Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS).

“There are some high power lines crossing the railway alignment,” he said and informed that the state Power Department has assured to realign these before March 15.

To a question, Ligu said that the state government would put a mechanism in place for checking the Inner Line Permit (ILP) of passengers.

The 20 km Harmuty-Naharlagun was identified as crucial to national security in the last Railway Budget owing to the presence of Chinese railway infrastructure on the state’s borders.

The railway line was announced by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on January 31, 2008.



Taraso people disappointed with Assam media

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: The Tarasso Circle Peoples’ Forum (TCPF) has expressed disappointment that the various Assam based media houses have been propagating untruth, biased and one sided stories about the recent dispute related to illegal encroachment at Tarasso.

In a release, while saying that the Assam based media houses are instigating the people of Assam to create communal disharmony in the border area by presenting only one sided story, it suggested that the media persons from both the affected states should make a joint visit to the area to know the ground realities.

“We strongly warn those journalists and media houses for publishing and showing provoking news to be held responsible for any untoward incident in the near future”, it apprised.

Claiming that more than 1400 people from Assam are camping inside the jungle of Taraso circle and clearing the forest for settlement, it urged upon the people from Assam serving in Arunachal in government sector as well as the private sector to impress upon the Assam government and their community to stop the illegal encroachment and maintain status quo as directed by the Supreme Court.

If any eventuality or untoward incident happens to our people residing in the border area then there may some unfortunate atmosphere arise in our cordial relationship, it said.

Supporting the statement of local MLA cum government spokesperson on the incident, “Don’t take our silence as granted”, it said, we have been living in cordial relation and peaceful harmony with the Assam border people for more than 10 decade but our simplicity and honesty have been taken as granted by the repeated atrocities being carried out by the Assam forest and police personnel from time to time.

The situation is compelling our patience and silence for strong reaction, it said while demanding for the immediate arrest of DFO Biswanath Charali and RFO Borgang and other forest officials involved in the illegal act.



PPA against  Third Party Monitoring by NABCONS &  NEDFI

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: Agreeing that the concept of third Party monitoring for effective and transparent implementation of Govt. schemes is a noble idea, PPA president Nikh Kamin today vehemently criticized the monitoring system of Congress Govt at ground level and termed it as an eye wash and  waste of public money.

“Neither the monitoring department in planning branch nor the so-called monitoring agencies have any powers conferred upon them to take cognizance of omissions and commission and thereafter prosecute the guilty. What the two have in common is a set of readymade guidelines and forms to be filled and later submitted to planning commission,” Kamin said in a release.  He further said two monitoring agencies namely NEDFI and NABCONS are ‘toothless tigers’ and they do not have even a copy of the DPR of the projects or schemes under SPA or BADP.

Laeta Umbrey the chief ministerial candidate of PPA stated that although the system of third party monitoring earned ‘false appreciations and back petting by the leaders and officials in the office of planning Commission New Delhi” but the system has brought in a readymade and stereotype cultures of mal-practices and misappropriation of public money. Umbrey further stated that if PPA comes to power in 2014 Parliamentary and Assembly Elections, the Govt. would do away with the two MoAs signed with NABCONS and NEDFI and empower the state’s monitoring cell with quasi judicial status to try and prosecute the erring officials. Umbrey said that his party would not only put BADP and SPA schemes but will also include  NLCPR, NEC and TFC schemes under the ambit of the third party Monitoring.



J K Tyre car rally to enchant motorsports lovers in Arunachal

If you are a motorsports aficionado or some where in Arunachal Pradesh during the 1st & 2nd of February this year, Dirang is the place you would not want to miss out. Top 50 rally drivers of the country will descend on the sleepy valley of Dirang to compete for one of the most extreme sports event in the world … Rallying. This form of motorsport, it is not uncommon in this part of the state.

Started in the year 2000, with various events in 2005, 2007 and 2008 the sound of rally cars roaring around in this part of the state is not so uncommon as in other parts of our state.

It is being organized by the Motorsports Club of Arunachal under the aegis of the Federation of Motorsports Clubs of India (FMSCI) the governing body for motorsports in the country. All aspects of safety measures are taken into consideration under the stewardship of the FMSCI.

The event will kick off on the 1st of February at 5 pm with cultural show and rock concert to mark the inauguration. In one of its first in the country, the 3 forms of motor sports will be conducted - (1) Autocross, (2) Rally Sprint and (3) Rally Hill Climb.

The autocross will be held at night under floodlights at Dirang stadium again one of its first in the country. Two cars will dual together to set fastest timings. It is highly technical format as the drivers have to maintain speed as well negotiate twisty lanes marked by buntings and tyres. Touching any of these invokes penalty in the forms seconds. Ultimately, the driver with the fastest timing and least penalty wins the round.

Rally Sprint is a high-speed format where a single rally stage of dirt is set up for the drivers to complete in the fastest time. It will be run in Sangti valley and the cars are expected to touch speeds upto 160 Kms beyond human imagination in the mountains.

Rally Hill climb as the name suggest is the most dangerous form of driving with drivers having to negotiate sheer climbs and where there are climbs in the mountains there are sure to be certain drops, which could be fatal. Similarly, the one setting the fastest timing would win. At the end of the event, the competitor with the fastest timing wins the title. The hill climb will take place at Runja village in one of the largest organic apple orchard in the country.

The Army has been roped in to provide logistical and medical support. And along with J K Tyres the main sponsor, The Department of Tourism Govt. of Arunachal and local sponsors have contributed for grand success of the  rally.  The Arunachal Times is the official print media partner for the mega event.

Gaurav Gill the current Asia Pacific rally Champion and the best rally driver  in the country, Suresh Rana the 9 times Raid-de-Himalaya Champion, Volkswagen Rally Team, Philipous Mathai the dominant name in Autocross in India today, you name it and all the top rally drivers of the country will be there.

Challenging them locally will be Jitu Kalita a raw talented and fearless rally driver from Dirang and winner of many local events as well as runner up to Great Hornbill arid 2000. Anguzo Sekheso from Nagaland known to be the fastest Gypsy driver in the Northeast today will be leading challenge from the Naga Side. It will be a treat to watch as the Northeastern talents battle it out with not only the best in the country but against the racing stalwart of the Asia Pacific Championship Gaurav Gill. ( Contributed by Lhakpa Tsering, president Motorsports Club of Arunachal)



Finding solution to high suicide rate


ANINI, Jan 14: Though a recent study suggests that the Mishmi (Idu) population in Dibang Valley and Lower Dibang Valley district could possibly have the highest suicide rate in the country, the subject has remained less explored and discussed.

In order to bring awareness to this situation and to initiate discussion on the topic, the community apex body – the Idu Mishmi Cultural and Literary Society (IMCLS) held large public meetings in several towns and villages in Dibang Valley district during the first week of January to discuss on the issue.

The public gathering was part of IMCLS first leg of tour to Mishmi (Idu) inhabited areas in Dibang Valley district held from January 2 to 10. A study by Dr Tarun Mene, a research scholar from Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) in 2012 reported that the community has seen more than 226 suicide cases in less than four decades.

In the past 30 days alone, the community has seen three suicide cases – one in Lower Dibang Valley and two in Dibang Valley district. As per the 2011 census, the Mishmi (Idu) tribe has approximate population of 13,000 and prevalence of high suicide rate in a small community had alarmed the apex body.

The IMCLS meetings had discussion on other topics as well including on suicide to raise awareness about the importance of suicide prevention as well to come up with solutions to deal with the issue. One important reason attached with high suicide rates in the community, said Enju Linggi, President, IMCLS is the ‘cultural factor.’ “Suicide in the community had been an accepted practice,” he said. Linggi’s observation could be based from the fact that the practice of euthanasia had prevailed in the community, where people willing to die of old age or severe illness are laid to rest in their burial place.

Such findings has been observed and documented by academicians from the community like Dr Rajiv Miso, Assistant Professor, Government College, Yachuli and administrators TK Bhattacharjee, who had served in Dibang Valley district as Additional Deputy Commissioner during 1980s.

As deterrence to acts of suicide, Linggi said suicide in the community should be condemned. Person dying of suicide cases must not be accorded with the same death rituals as followed for normal or accidental deaths, he said. Linggi cited examples from other tribal communities, where person committing suicides are condemned and their body put to all kind of shames. “Such practice of course,” he said “Cannot be brought overnight in the community and needs further debates and discussion.”

While some academicians and activists in the state believes that the cause of high rate of suicide in the Mishmi (Idu) community is due to traditional restrictions on marriages among close kinship relations, where restriction is imposed in both patrilineal and matrilineal sides, the outcome of series of IMCLS meetings held denied such causes.  

“The cause of suicide in the community can be attributed to multiple factors and cannot be limited to a single factor,” said Razzeko Dele, Assistant Professor, IGG College, Tezu.

“In every person’s life, in some moments, a person may feel like committing suicide for love, but such feelings are easily overcomed,” said Dele. “So what had lacked on those people committing suicide is the right amount of emotional support and guidance.”  He said that lack of education and exposure is the prime reason for suicide and not kinship restrictions in marriages as generally people would like to reason.

This argument is supported by a study that show that cases of suicide behavior in primitive world are at higher rate compared to general urban population. To generate greater understanding on the issue of suicide in the community, Rajiv Mihu, General Secretary, IMCLS called for more in-depth research into the topic and forbid to draw conclusions based on limited knowledge and facts.

He cited a recent study by Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi on high rate of suicide attempts among Mishmi (Idu) tribe, where it was observed that in earlier studies on the subject, evaluation of psychological traits were lacking.

Depression and gender turned out to be significant determinants of suicide attempt among Mishmi (Idu) population according to the study, he said and urged for a psychiatry clinic and mechanism of recording suicide cases in Dibang Valley district.

Stressing on the need for psychological counseling among youths who are attempting suicide, IMCLS women wing member Desai Linggi said that family status is a major determinant of suicide attempts. “If we study the background of person committing suicide or person succumbing to drug addiction, they mostly come from broken family or where elders have failed to provide them proper guidance and support,” she said.

In order to address such psychological factors that contribute to suicides, IMCLS during its tour called on each individual community members to shoulder responsibility to ensure that every member has the right to necessary support and resources to overcome emotional distress.

It encouraged suicide prevention through discussions on suicide with compassionate and non judging attitude, and called for developing action plans and capacity building activities for community members to prevent suicides.



Don’t create obstacle in construction of Trans-AP highway, appeals CM

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today visited Leporiang for inauguration of Leporiang to Ressing road, laying foundation stone of RCC Bridge over Pare River and Leporiang to Sango PMGSY Road.

He was accompanied by Chief Secretary Dr. HK Paliwal, Er TH Tayung, Secretary Rural Works Department, Er Katung Wahge, Chief Engineer Public Works Department (Western Zone). While attending a developmental meeting, he exhorted the youths for skill development and change of mindset in order to harness the hidden talents. The state of Arunachal Pradesh has abundant natural resources to earn one’s livelihood. The potentiality of youth should be utilized for sustainable living as possibility of accommodating all educated youth in govt. service is decreasing with passing year, stated Chief Minister.

He called upon all unemployed engineers, doctors and advocates not to form any association but to dedicate themselves to their own profession and try to establish themselves. Tuki also expressed his happiness over speedy development of games and sports under his stewardship as Chief Minister. On law and order situation of the state, he claimed that his government has reduced bandh call culture drastically.

The Chief Minister announced for allocating five units of bachelor barracks against PHC Leporiang and also assured to allocate fund from SPA for other infrastructural development of Government Secondary School Leporiang. He also assured to allocate rupees 1.5 crore against upgradation of Circle Office building at Leporiang. While expressing dissatisfaction over the sluggish progress of Trans Arunachal Highway form Nechiphu to Hoj, he warned the local people not to create impediments as this highway will be their lifeline. After the road is constructed many opportunities can be harnessed in the form of establishing hotels, tyre repairing unit, garages, etc. He also appealed the local administration to find out amicable solution to reduce law and order problem to ensure smooth construction of road project. Any individual trying to create obstacle in the progress of the work should be dealt with iron hand, the CM continued.

Chief Secretary Dr HK Paliwal expressed his gratitude to the people of Leporiang for their hospitality and warm welcome on his maiden visit. He appealed the public of Sagalee constituency to be dedicated and hardworking. The people of this area should make Sagalee a model constituency he said.



Three days eye surgery camp concludes

AALO, Jan 14: The three days free eye screening cum surgery camp organized by Lok Sabha  Youth Congress Committee (LYC) (western) and Assembly Youth Congress Committee (AYC) 31st Aalo

East constituency in collaboration with Ramakrishna Mission Hospital Itanagar concluded successfully at District Hospital Aalo on January 11 last.

Altogether 529 patients registered their names for various eye ailments out of which 312 were screened, 112 patients were provided spectacles free of cost and  52 patients underwent cataract surgery.  A  team of doctors  from Ramakrishna Mission Hospital Itanagar with the support of Dr. Bomjum Kamki, DMO Aalo and medical staffs of District Hospital Aalo conducted the camp successfully.

The LYC General Secretary in-charge West Siang  Nirmal Khadka and Monya Kamduk President AYC 31st Aalo East Constituency and the Youth Congress members expressed their deep sense of gratitude to Takam Sanjoy, MP, Jarkar Gamlin, Minister for  Transport and Co-operation and Minkir Lollen, General Secretary APCC for their valuable  contribution and philanthropic support for the noble cause. DIPRO  



Power developer distributes study materials to school children

ITANAGAR, Jan 14: M/s Arti Power and Venture Pvt Ltd, a private power developer company of Yammeng Hydro Electric Project (20MW) on BOOT basis in Upper Siang district has donated Note Books and other study materials to the students of Primary School of Gobuk Village, the project affected village in a simple function organized on January 12.  A Miyu S.E, Department of Hydro Power Development, all the Gam Buras, panchayat members, leaders and school management committee members were present on the occasion.  The project is under survey and investigation stage.

The Head Gam Buras and Panchayat Members of Gobuk village expressed their gratitude to the power developer for its noble gesture. Further they requested the M/s Arti Power & Venture Pvt. Ltd. to complete the S&I work and to take up the construction of the project immediately for early generation of power if the project was viable, according to an official release.



4th Day of 13th Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football Tournament

Tawang thrash East Kameng, CCSC defeat Upper Siang

NAHARLAGUN, Jan 14: The spectators on 4th day of the 13th Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football Tournament being held at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium observed lesser known Lohit team giving a surprise show by drawing the game against defending champions Papumpare. While East Kameng failed to compensate their yesterday’s match by losing again on their 2nd match with Tawang by 2-0. The third game was all in the control of Capital Complex Sporting Club scoring 6 goals against 2 of Upper Siang.

East Kameng versus Tawang: Fragile defenders and incapability to convert opportunities into goal by strikers paid heavily for EK eleven. While, Tawang had a fine team work with their strong defenders. The first half went without any score from either side. Judi and Atum the striker duo of EK had a quite failed numbers of shots. But it was Thupten Soipa, main striker of Tawang who found a way into the net seconds after delivering a failed shot in the 33rd minute.

Fatigue looking EK players in the 2nd half struggled for an equalizer. A momentary joy erupted among the EK fans when a controversial ball pushed in by EK players at the time of commotion was declared goal from main referee only to be found foul by assistant referee. As it was not enough, a golden opportunity in the form of penalty was disastrously missed by EKs captain Kamku to equal the match. In this scuffle, Tawang players were just waiting for another right opportunity, and it all came when Sangey Choibey, jersey number 11 scored a winning goal in 40th minute. Tawang, despite losing their first match with appreciable performance, now had good win over EK by 2-0. Yet, this game will be remembered for its huge numbers of failed efforts by EKs strikers.

Capital Complex Sporting Club versus Upper Siang: CCSC players had a good command over the game. Their experience about the home ground gave them an additional impetus against Upper Siang. It all started when Dungda Pui of CCSC gently pushed the ball towards opponents net through a well coordinated pass by Techi Tara in 17th minute. While, CCSC looked elegant and confident the visitors’ team struggled understanding the surface of the ground. This seemed true, when defenders of US rolled along with ball outside the line and other hitting the ball towards own pavilion made the crowd to jeer.  But all was not perfect within the CCSC eleven, as one penalty shot was missed out by Biku. However, something good was stored for US as moments later anticipating a corner kick Tayar Tasing, jersey number 9 of US with a narrow shot scored an equalizer for his team.

The second half experienced CCSC getting in full attacking mode as in 44th minute, Panye Kuna of CCSC gave a break through by outwitting US goalie, moments later a power packed shot by Gyammar Kuku straight into the net in 47th minute made CCSC sit comfortable by 3-1. Despite the reign of CCSC, some good opportunities were also missed out by US strikers. However, very fortunately, a corner shot by Maklek Apang of US in 56th minute, grabbed loose by CCSC goalie was gently dropped in providing with much needed second goal for US. On the other hand, chance for equivalent score was totally shattered when CCSC pushed the ball ahead with their excellent coordination work and Techi Tatra converting this into 4th goal for CCSC in 58th minute. In 62nd minute another penalty for CCSC was well kicked by Gyammar Kuku adding 5th goal for the team. As the game moved ahead, spectators were served with rigorous attacking shots by CCSC strikers. The poor show from both goal keeper and defenders of US led Dungda of CCSC hit a conclusion shot. The final score of the match was 6 for CCSC and 2 for US.   

Papumpare versus Lohit: First match of the day played during morning session had lesser known Lohit take tough against defending champions Papumpare. The result of the match was a draw with a score of 2-2.

In the first half experienced Topon Bora of Papumpare gave the opening goal in 16th minute. Second goal for Papumpare was scored by Daney Raju, jersey number 9 in 30th minute. Howver, from Lohits side the much needed breakthrough was provided by Bachimso Dellang, jersey number 9 in 37th minute.

As, 2nd half was nearing to an end with Papumpare taking a lead, all of a sudden Sosel Tayeng like a savior for Lohit eleven, scored an equalizer just few seconds prior to the final whistle.    


Today’s matches:


Lower Dibang Valley Vs Anjaw (9am).

Lower Subansiri Vs Kurung Kumey (12:30)

Upper Subansiri Vs Lohit (2pm).



---- Readers Forum ----


Rewind your past life

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I want to urge govt. officers of our state to rewind their past life. It is a fact that most of present officers use to live  miserable life once upon a time. They also visited door to door of every department in search of job. They have gone through a lot of hardships and troubles in the past.

By god grace, they have good position in the state government at present. They are living a luxury life, owns SUV cars, bungalows, multi storey buildings etc. Now it seems that they have forgotten their past life as they are rejecting genuine candidates and appointing illiterate and bad mouthed people recommended by politicians.

There are many talented job seekers roaming here and there looking for job opportunity. They are highly qualified, most of them are M.A, M.SC, MBA etc degree holders. They are assets of our state and the government should use these assets in developmental activities.

But it is not happening in our state because of favouritism and discrimination. Hence I request all the head of departments to rewind their past hardship life and then take their decisions rationally.


David Mijung

Chandranagar, Itanagar



That’s not development

Dear Editor,

In today’s edition, a news item was carried informing that Chief Minister has flagged off six Scorpios for Zilla Parishad Chairpersons (ZPC). We do not see this as anything related to the development of state. This is just a vote buy policy of government at the cost of state exchequer. Teachers of schools are crying for salary, schools are waiting for better infrastructure, medical needs more doctors and better facility and rural Arunachal Pradesh is crying for better life but our government has no policy for all these issues. Only to make his six CHAMCHAS happy, he is spending lakhs of rupees.

As per recent Supreme Court verdict only a constitutional head can use red beacons which means ZPC’s cannot use red beacons. But our government has no fear for all this law and policies.


D. Hania




Gyawe Purang circle is yet to be connected with road

Dear Editor,

Gyawe Purang, as the name itself defines is enchanted with spring flower tree (Gyawe in local language). It is a beautiful place situated in the heart of two villages viz- Richi Lamgu and Tagang Warrang and also circle headquarter of more than thousand populations.

The said circle and it’s headquarter was created a decade ago with few General Administrative buildings and 2 (two) Inspection Bungalows of PWD and RWD (one is now missing from where it was erected), god knows where it went missing. However, all those buildings are now in dilapidated condition. Every one may think, how is it possible that in the short span of 10 (Ten) years building got damaged so badly and what is the reason behind it? The big reason, I will tell you are the non-occupancy of the quarter and offices buildings since its opening. The staffs from top to bottom (Circle officer to peon) might have only hear about the beautiful place but never stepped into the soil of Gyawe Purang.

This is happening since many years but the common people (aam aadmi) of the said circle are always keeping mum. It seems they are all easy going people and do not even bother to know the reason behind it. As a consequence, I do not hesitate to say that our circle will become skeleton circle, i.e, a circle without staffs and without development since its creation especially in the field of communication .In this regards, I opine that road connectivity to the circle headquarter from district headquarter is the top and vital agenda. Since, many years we have been hearing from reliable person that the road to said circle is in top priority list under NLCPR scheme. But in every financial year it never gets materializes. I have witnessed in recent years that huge number of link road of same scheme and PMGSY has given road connection to many other villages. But the circle headquarter of more than eleven villages are still crawling for such developmental work. Now the question is to whom should we blame? Is it the concern authority/ MLA of our constituency or the state government or we the people??? The common people need to know the reason and further they should not hesitate to demand for road connectivity to Gyawe Purang.


Papu Lamgu

Richi Lamgu, Gyawe Purang,






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Rampant misuse of public money

At a time when country along with state is going through the worst financial crisis, much to the discomfort of ordinary citizen Chief Minister Nabam Tuki yesterday flagged off six Scorpio vehicles for the Zilla Parishad Chairpersons (ZPCs). It is claimed that these vehicles were provided for effective functioning of these leaders. The ZPCs who received the vehicles in the first phase were from districts like West Siang, Longding, Anjaw, Lower Dibang Valley, Changlang and Lohit. It is astonishing to see such rampant misuse of state exchequer like this.

The state government should know that ordinary citizens are suffering a lot due to paucity of fund. Many important developmental projects like civil secretariat, state assembly building and other major projects are not being able to complete on time due to lack of fund. How can state government waste public money for the luxury of six ZPCs? What is the need of providing such expense SUVs to them and how it will benefit public? The state government has to answer to the public. They just cannot close their ear and eyes.



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