January 17

National School Games Football U-17

Arunachal colts reach quarterfinal

ITANAGAR, Jan 16: Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Ziro, Lower Subansiri district reached the quarterfinal in 59th National School Games U-17 Football Tournament for Boys after they demolished Rajasthan 11-0 in their second league match in Agartala, Tripura today morning.

Nada Tamo scored a record seven goals in the match and Hage Kemo four, while Koj Tarung and Tailyang Tatu scored a goal each to complete the drubbing of the team, informed coach Pura Talo and manager Dani Omo.

The team defeated Navodaya Vidhyalaya Samiti, Sikkim 3-0 in their first league match yesterday.

Tamo, Hage Kemo and Michi Rayo scored a goal each in the match, they told.

Arunachal Pradesh will play against Manipur in quarterfinal tomorrow.


CM’s Trophy Tournament

ITANAGAR, Jan 16: Football and volleyball (men & women) competitions for Chief Minister’s Trophy for Sagalee and Doimukh constituencies of Papum Pare district will be held from January 20 to 26, informed Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner. The DC also informed that district level competition will be held  at Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy complex. Chimpu, near here from February one to four.


Insecurity grips staff of ASH

ITANAGAR, Jan 16: The staffs of Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun today convened an emergency meeting in the seminar hall of hospital and unanimously decided to go for cease work starting from this evening with ‘Pay-Clinic’ in protest against vandalizing incident inside the premise of the hospital. They informed incident has created sense of insecurity among staffs of Arunachal State Hospital. The fraternity also demanded the Government to provide more security to duty officers and staff while on duty.


Mithun slaughtering banned in Capital Complex

ITANAGAR, Jan 16: The Capital Complex District Administration has banned the slaughtering and selling of Mithun meat in and across Capital Complex area with immediate effect. The decision was taken after Mithun Farming Association Capital Complex informed the district administration of rampant slaughtering of Mithuns in the Capital and requested for its immediate ban.


PPA alleges violation of election guidelines

ITANAGAR, Jan 16: Alleging violation of election guidelines by Arunachal Pradesh government, the People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) appealed to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEO) of India to make an inquiry into the matter.

Alleging that the State Govt. had an old habit of mixing politics with electioneering process, PPA claimed that the practice of making the CEO as the commissioner to the Office of Chief Minister along with loading of numerous other plump portfolios like home, education, PWD, relief and so on, not only hampers the free and fair functioning of the electoral process but also defeats the very purpose of the setting of the constitutional body like the Election Commission.


Association demands arrest of wrongdoers

ITANAGAR, Jan 16: The All Arunachal Pradesh Seba Real Estate Marketing Executive Welfare Association (AAPSREMEWA) has sought for immediate arrest of Managing Director, Executive Officer cum Agro Director and Regional Marketing Manager, Seba Real Estate Ltd, state unit alleging financial embezzlement and mismanagement in the company.

In its letter to the DGP, it stated, ever since the imbroglio came out, we have continuously requested the trio to return all our invested money but with no outcome. Rather they are disclaiming that they never advertised nor requested anyone to invest in their company whereas it is a well known fact that Seba Real Estate Ltd, state unit was running only because of the money invested by more than 97000 people.

Now with its entire branch in the state shut down, we lodged an FIR against the trio yet no arrests have been made so far, it held.

The association also sought detailed enquiry into the closure of the company, cause and reason behind the financial loss, closure of all its invested projects across the country and its investigation and record of total income tax paid to the GoI.


Lack of ambulance concerns football lover

ITANAGAR, Jan 16: The lack of proper ambulance facility in the ongoing Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football Tournament has caused concern among the football lovers of state. According to the report during yesterday’s match between Kurung Kumey and Lower Subansiri at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, due to non-availability of ambulance one seriously injured player of Kurung Kumey was taken to nearby hospital by its team management officials on their own.

Former footballer Tamchi Shyam who was watching the match and witness to the incident hoped that the organizing committee will position an ambulance for rest of the tournaments for the sake of the participating players.


AEKSU resents absenteeism

ITANAGAR, Jan 16: Taking strong exception to absenteeism by various officers and officials posted in East Kameng district, the All East Kameng Students’ Union (AEKSU), in a memorandum has demanded the Deputy Commissioner to instruct all the HoDs to stay in their respective place of posting.

The AEKSU alleged that the executive engineers (EEs) of both RWD and PWD are out of station since their joining which is hampering the pace of development activities.

The students union threatened to launch democratic movement against the absentee officers/officials, if they failed to respond.


District Task Force meeting

SEPPA, Jan 16: The District Health Society under the chairmanship of DMO conducted District Task Force (DTF) meeting in the office chamber of DRCHO, Seppa yesterday. The meeting was attended by the DTF members and civil societies.

DRCHO Dr. K Lapung through power point presentation highlighted the achievement of 2013-14 and importance of immunization. He informed of the 1st round IPPI programme fixed on 19th January as National Immunization Day.

DMO sought co-operation from all the departments to make the IPPI programme a grand success. DIPRO


Army recruitment rally

ITANAGAR, Jan 16: An army recruitment rally for male candidates from eight districts of Assam (Jorhat, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Sibsagar, Dhemaji, North Lakhimpur and Karbi Anglong) and Arunachal Pradesh for all categories of soldiers would be held at Jorhat stadium from February 3 to 23 next.

Written test for candidates, who will be found fit in physical tests, documents check and medical examination, will be held on February 23 at Jorhat.

The candidates should be at least 160 cm in height for Soldier (GD) and class VIII pass as education qualification. Candidates should produce original educational documents, birth certificate, Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC)/Nativity Certificate, Scheduled Tribe Certificate, character certificate and unmarried certificate. Interested candidates may contact ARO Jorhat @ tele-0376-2310830 (IVRS) or visit Army website (joinindianarmy.nic.in).


TCS adopts socio-cultural resolutions


DAPORIJO, Jan 16: The annual general body meeting of Tagin Cultural Society (TCS) held here yesterday discussed various issues pertaining to socio-economic and cultural upliftment of Tagin society.

The meeting chaired by TCS president Tabu Paktung adopted several resolutions for enactment of dress code during festival, uniform guidelines for celebrating Si-Donyi festival, regulation on carrying ‘dao’ during festival, regulation of programme by any individual in the name of Tagin/Si Donyi festival, copy right of Tagin art and culture, amendment of TCS bye laws, recognization of Hoyee Troupe as official folk dance during festival, devclopment of Tagin language, publication and distribution of Si Donyi mythology, among others.

The meeting was attended by representative from general public, PRI leaders, student union, NGO, senior citizens, officers and officials.

Earlier, TCS secretary general Lardik Kare highlighted the aim and objective of the meeting.


News Impact

Tuki pleads for adequate  central fund under NERTP scheme

NEW DELHI, Jan 16: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has welcomed the North East Region Textile Promotion Scheme (NERTPS), which was launched by Union Minister of Textiles, Dr. K.S Rao at New Delhi today in a meeting of senior representatives from all the North Eastern states. The NERTPS is an Integrated Scheme launched for the overall development of the handloom and handicrafts sector with components like Cluster Development, Technology Upgradation, Marketing Promotion and Skill Development.

While emphasizing the fact that the new scheme is ideal for the women weavers of the state, Tuki appealed the Union Ministry of Textiles to allocate funds under the scheme for modernization of equipments and other infrastructure facilities for them. He highlighted the fact that the women weavers of the state have been historically producing traditional garments which are rich in style and design.

“Our weavers are expert and capable of producing competitive products for the national as well as the international markets” Tuki said while seeking adequate support from the Central Government.  He disclosed steps taken by the state government which has been rendering looms and other equipments to the women weavers through the CM’s Loin Loom Scheme.

The Chief Minister also stressed on the Skill Development component of the NERTPS so as to benefit local youth who can not only gain expertise through training and employment but also would later be in a position to take up entrepreneurial ventures in the sector. The skill development outlay of the scheme would be aligned with the CM’s Skill Development Mission which would benefit a sizeable population of youth in the coming years.

The meeting was presided over by the Union Minister of Textiles and attended by Union Minister of DoNER Paban Singh Ghatowar, Chief Minister of Meghalaya Dr. Mukul Sangma, senior MPs of NE Region, among a host of other Ministers and senior officials. They unanimously praised the continuous efforts of Chief Minister Tuki in being able to create a comprehensive roadmap for skill development and employment generation for the youth of the state.  

The Union Minister of Textiles assured the CM that he would provide adequate funds for not only training and employment, but also for the creation of physical infrastructure to cater to the needs of the youth of the state. The Chief Minister was accompanied by Minister of Industries, Handloom and Textiles Tapang Taloh along with other representatives from the state government.



Orgs demand scrapping of LSHEP

ITANAGAR, Jan 16: The Nyiko Bachao Forum (NBF), Dam Affected Peoples Forum of Siyom Sirit (DAPFSS) and Siang Bachao Forum (SBF) in a joint meeting here strongly opposed the proposed public hearing on 2700MW Lower Siang HEP to be held on January 31 at Aalo general ground. After discussion threadbare the three organizations further reiterated that state Govt should completely scrap the LSHEP for general interest of the people of both East and West Siang districts.

The three organizations which have been campaigning against mega dam on Siyom and Siang basin under West Siang district, especially for total scrapping of LSHEP, alleged said that State government is undermining the sentiments of indigenous populations.

“The people are opposing the construction of dam over mighty Siang River since 1980’s but state government are knowingly signed MoU/MoA with private developer Jaypee that too without Prior Information Consent (PIC) with would-be-affected peoples of the area,” the  organizations said in a joint release.

“Not at all are we going to surrender our ancestral properties in the name of development. We don’t want development where indigenous tribal ethnic communities will be displaced and left homeless, where our rich identity  and  dignity will completely vanish.”

They further said before going for public hearing, Govt should let know the people about the findings  and  reports of Expert Committee constituted by the state Govt in 2012. Citing the decision taken in a joint meeting of the State Govt and  Anti-Dam activists on  May 24, 2012 at Chief Minister’s office, the organization trio said that time and again, state Govt is backtracking from its own decision on LSHEP issue. “We can’t trust the promises made by the Govt anymore, hence we are going to start our movement for complete scrapping of MoU/MoA”, the  release said.



Newly recruited assistant professors urged to shoulder responsibility

ITANAGAR, Jan 16: The Induction cum Orientation Programme for newly recruited Assistant Professors in various disciplines for Govt. Colleges of Arunachal Pradesh was today organized at Golden Jubilee Banquet Hall.

Dr. Joram Begi, Director, Higher & Technical Education while welcoming the newly recruited faculty members, shared his experiences regarding development of education sector in the state. He said that strengthening of education sector is the need of hour and the State Govt. is committed towards the same. He further expressed his gratitude to the State Govt. as for the first time in the history of state 110 numbers of faculty members have been appointed in one go. Dr. Begi further stressed upon the inculcation of professionalism amongst the students so that their employability may increase many a folds.

J K Panggeng Parliamentary Secretary for education shared his views regarding the role and duties of the teachers. He said that the teachers are the torch bearers and whistle blowers for the development of not only an individual but for society and the nation as a whole. He was happy to observe that the number of women faculties is at par with the men faculties as he stressed that “if a girl is educated the whole family is educated”.

Education Minister Bosiram Siram while addressing the gathering stressed on the commitment of the State Govt. for strengthening of the education sector in the State. He said that this huge recruitment in higher education is humble effort to make Arunachal at par with national standards. He called upon all the newly appointed faculty members to take the responsibility of all round development of the students. While quoting Prof. Kothari he said that “In science based world, education and research are crucial to the entire development process of a country” and this galaxy of young intellectuals will fulfill our dream goal.

In technical session Dr. Begi presented the SWOT analysis of teacher in higher learning institutes. He emphasized on incorporation of innovative teaching methodologies and to undertake the research activities - the only key area which distinguishes the teachers in higher education sector. He further spoke about the various avenues and opportunities in detail, available for overall development of teaching fraternity in context of the upcoming flagship programme of Govt. of India namely RUSA (Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan).  Dr. T. Padu, Jt. Director Higher & Technical Education and Tomar Ete, Principal Dera Natung Govt. College, Itanagar who also addressed the session motivated the incumbents for mitigating the challenges ahead. Dr. Padu said that it is a teacher who helps in bringing upon the societal reforms through education and therefore every teacher must discharge their duties with utmost sincerity and dedication.

Dr. V. N. Sharma, SLO (NSS) said that the contributions of these new faculty members will not only enrich the department but the state as a whole. He further called upon the faculty members to be proactive and to participate in various extra-curricular activities for overall development.



Are we ready for ‘the change’?

Appu Gapak

Seeing the Aam Admi Party (AAP) magic in the recently concluded election in New Delhi, a lot of people have become hopeful of seeing similar magic in their respective states.

AAP’s victory is not the victory of any other political party; it is the victory of the conscious minds fighting against anomalies in the system.

But can the same be said about Arunachal Pradesh? I guess not. Not until we have crossed a decade of existence.

As we cross the silver jubilee year and enter into our 26th year of statehood, one never fails to ponder about our political history that has been so synonymous with corruption.

We are a fragile state where everybody is frustrated with the irregularities yet neck deep in sync with the system, we find it ‘in’ to say that we are fighting against corruption, yet given the chance we will be amongst those who will practice exactly that.

There are the much struggled newly recruited youngsters in the government sector, future generation, who lookout for plum posting places so that they can make most of the ‘golden’ opportunity.

Most people are angry at the politicians for breaking promises; the promise to grant personal favours in return of the vote.

We seek government jobs and will do anything for it - sit on the head of the local legislator- even when we do not possess the required qualification. As someone once shared laughing, “Our people will go to the local legislator’s house even if his son suffers from diarrhea.”

Peon is the least we want to do, even when we are technically ‘illiterate’. And then the job is finally granted, we would rather stay off or play cards with our colleagues than do our jobs.

Here the much revered RTI Act, the powerful tool which has empowered common people into crusaders against corruptions, is often being used as a tool to blackmail corrupt officials into extracting huge sums.

With all the glitches that seem to associate with Arunachal Pradesh and its people, the much needed change can only be seen if people can emerge from its self-incurred immaturity and become adults.

A genuine transformation of our society and our position can be accomplished only if we can cultivate maturity that is capable of thinking in a broader perspective rather than being self-centered.

It is time we grew up. Grow up with conscious minds.



Recognize your talent and excel in life, says Swamiji

ITANAGAR, Jan 16: “Everything can be made possible if one has strong determination. Read good inspiring books and march on,” said Swami Swananda Saraswati while delivering a lecture as invited guest before the Arunachalee kids of Intaya Public School, Roing on the occasion of 151st birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda recently.

The saint also answered many queries of the children. When asked by a class X student Arun Lego - Why do you wear this ochre robe?” Swamiji  said: You must decide on what you want to achieve in life and once you decide you must always remember your goal and work on it. This ochre robe reminds me of my goal.”  Nachani Minin of Anjaw asked the saint if any special course or study needs to be done to become a saint. The Swami replied saying “If you really have a strong desire and remain firm you will grow to be a great saint.” The touring team appreciated the principal and the management of IPS, Roing for caring and grooming greatly happy kids.

In a similar interactive session at the VKV Roing Swami Swananda exhorted students and teachers present to live joyfully and fearlessly. “Don’t pursue education for merely getting a job for sustenance. Recognize your talents and inclination. Choose what suits you really well and you will excel.  “Have faith in yourself and proceed fearlessly,” he commanded the packed gathering in the school auditorium.

In his visit to the AVB, Swami Swananda spoke on the teachings of His Holiness Swami Sri Sri Anubhavananda and guided them to accept life positively and practice the ‘Be Happy’ mantra all the time. Only a Happy one achieves the best and lives a blissfully meaningful life, he added. The saint also met the teachers and staff of the Apna Vidya Bhavan and devoted time to be with them.



Customer can bargain over MRP, says R Perme

MARIYANG, Jan 16: “MRP is the maximum price - no additional amount can be charged over it”, said Ranpok Perme, Sub-divisional Officer, Mariyang in his inaugural address at the ‘Exhibition cum demonstration on Consumer Products’ conducted by the Department of Legal Metrology & CA, East/ Upper Siang District here at Kebang Hall, Mariyang on January 14 last.

Ranpok Perme said that MRP given on the label is the maximum price of the commodities over which no additional amount can be charged from the customer rather one can bargain over it. “So, trader should not charge any amount over the MRP on the pretext of transportation charge as practiced in some places, rather they should teach the villagers to see details of the label like expiry date etc which is must for food items”.

Explaining the definition of consumer and their rights as given in the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, he asked people to take the help of Consumer Court in case of any grievances they experience in day to day commercial transaction.  The Upper Siang District Forum is the Consumer Court that exists in the district HQ at Yingkiong with Deputy Commissioner as the President and two other non-official members who settle the consumer cases within three months period, he added.

Expressing gratitude to the Department of Legal Metrology and  CA for conducting the awareness campaign in Mariyang, he said that similar campaign is to be conducted periodically even in village level by the department so as to keep common consumers of the area alert for the protection of their rights.  

Earlier, K. P. Tago, Asstt. Controller cum DCPO of Legal Metrology & Consumer Affairs, East/Upper Siang District while informing that it was a part of Jago Grahak Jago campaign to bring awareness, he asked people to get full benefit from the campaign so that they become alert consumer to protect themselves from unscrupulous traders or service providers.

Underlining some of the important provisions of the Consumer Protection Act, he said that not only the sellers of products but the service providers like insurance, electric, telephone; doctors etc can also be taken to the Consumer Court provided they are not giving services free of cost.

While asking participating traders not to bring spurious products into the place for the safety of the common consumers, he asked them to learn as much as from the demonstration so that they could distinguish quality products from inferior one.

The function was also attended by Govt. staff, PRI members, Gaon Buras, traders, public and students including ZPC Apel Modi, BDO Hibu Genda, S. Lego Principal H.S. School and Makyem Moyong Bazar Secretary.

The day-long Exhibition with demonstration attracted large crowds and the hall remained crowded for hours together. Later, a quiz competition was held among the demonstrators.  



EK DC hold meeting with NGOs

ITANAGAR, Jan 16: The East Kameng DC Tarin Dakpe had a co-ordination meeting with president AAPSU Kamta Lapung and members of EKSWCO, AEKSU, Bazaar committee, chamber of commerce on January 13. In the meeting, thorough discussion were made and certain decision adopted on law & order problem, bandh culture, PDS ,land management and education in the district.

DC said that the first and foremost duty of the administration is to maintain peace and harmony among the people in the district. He appealed civil societies and organizations to extend helping hand in bringing more and more awareness among the people. He also appealed for developing positive mindset to march ahead in positive direction.

Superintendent of Police Apang Tamut explained the side effects of bandh call. He said there are alternative ways through peaceful means to resolves the issues other than Bandh call and urged everyone to retrospect whether we have achieved anything after having several bandh calls.

Kamta Lapung, president AAPSU said that whatever the points to be raised by the organization in East Kameng should be endorsed to EKSWCO and AEKSU before placing them to the district administration in order to authenticate their demand. While expressing concern over encroachment at Seppa town, he strongly urged for eviction drive against illegal occupants of govt. land for beautification of the town. Illegal occupation in school and medical premises should not to be compromised, he added.

After a marathon discussion, some major resolutions were adopted. Bandh call will be discouraged, any demand or grievances in public interest should be taken up in consultation with apex parental organization viz EKSWCO and AEKSU before submission to district administration, strict implementation of Govt. guidelines and action plan as per meeting of 6/1/2014 regarding PDS. They also decided that land encroachment in public utility places like school, hospital, Govt. offices and proposed Mini Secretariat will be verified and appropriate action shall be initiated.



Training for medical officers begins

ITANAGAR, Jan 16: Two days contraceptive technology update training for medical officers began at conference hall, DHS, Naharlagun today.

Addressing medical officers at the inaugural function, H Lampung, Addl. MD (NRHM) asked them to update themselves with the new techniques in the medical fields and utilize their knowledge as to provide best services to the people.

Dr. T Taloh, Jt. DHS (H & FW) asked all the participants to obtain maximum knowledge from the training to provide quality services to the clients. He gave presentation on Metamorphic Rejuvenation of Family Planning in India which showed the importance of family planning, its good effect on mother and child’s health, its role in reducing the Total Fertility Rate (TFR) and how it helps in averting maternal and infant deaths, reduce abortion and stabilize the population.

Dr. B Tayeng, Gynecologist (ASH) informed about the importance of IUCD, its mechanism, criteria for use of copper IUCD, complications and its effectiveness.

Dr. B Mala, Sr. Gynecologist (ASH) showed audio-video slides on immediate postpartum Intra-Uterine Contraceptive Device, (IUCD) insertion techniques and the importance of hands on training for the medical officers. She also provided hands on training to the participants on IUCD at Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun so, that they are apt at providing quality services to the clients

Dr. T Taku, NO (Training & ARC) NRHM requested the participants to utilize the knowledge obtained through the training in the fields. He also highlighted about the importance of using contraceptives for preventing unwanted pregnancy and stabilizing the population.

The training was attended by Director of Health Service Dr. K Nishing, Dr. Amping Perme Ete, Nodal Officer (AH) NRHM, medical officers from all the districts and officials from NRHM office.



Tadar Tang Memorial Football Tournament

Kurung Kumey, Lower Subansiri complete quarterfinal line-up

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Jan 16: Kurung Kumey trounced Tawang 5-0 and Lower Subansiri eked out a narrow 2-1 win over East Kameng to complete the quarterfinal line-up in the 13th Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football Tournament at RG Stadium, Naharlagun today. Papum Pare, Upper Subansiri, Capital Complex, West Siang, Lower Dibang Valley and Anjaw have already qualified for the knock-out stage.

Three time champion Kurung Kumey was in a must win situation against Tawang to book berth in quarterfinal. The team opened the scoring after 22 minutes through Tarh Rajkumar. Gyamar Apa doubled the score in 35th minute to give his team 2-0 lead at half-time.

Kurung Kumey continued to dominate in the second half with Tai Bida scoring the team’s third goal in 41st minute. Tagio Raja then headed in a corner in 66th minute to put Kurung Kumey in commanding position. Finally Rigia Tapo put the final nail in Tawang’s coffin scoring the fifth goal for his side just two minutes before the final hooter.

Papum Pare will take on Anjaw in the first quarterfinal tomorrow at 12 pm while the second quarterfinal will be played between Lower Dibang Valley and Upper Subansiri at 2 pm.



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Unique competitive exam

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I want to share my experience of' recently conducted Sub- Inspector examination at PTC. The SI exam conducted by APP was ridiculous, I mean everything was haphazard and nothing was in systematic way. They treated us like animals. APP instructed us to report on 0700 hrs  at PTC and they themselves reached the spot only at 0900 hrs and started the exam procedure in 11.45  am.  How can they conduct SI level of exam (which is in grade next to APCS) in such a way? There were no desk and bench at the examination centre.

We were made to sit on cement floor which was like sitting on ice cubes in such winter seasons, and what to say about OMR answer sheet? In other competitive exams we are strictly instructed by the board members to be careful with OMR answer sheet and to keep it clean, but in this exam our OMR answer sheet became so dirty and yellow in colour due because we were forced to write the answer  in cement floor. I wonder how they will check it on computer. Further, there were two examination centers, drilling shed - I and II which were not properly barricaded. Police official were standing in the entrance to body check the candidates so as to stop malpractices. But it was only for law abiding candidates as most of the candidates entered the exam centre from backside crossing the barricades which was made of simple bamboo.


Kenti Samuel

Mowb-II, Itanagar



Dawn of a New Era

Dear Editor,

The year 2013 was about seeding a mass movement for change, the spark for the movement having been ignited by Arvind Kejriwal and his dream team with their magic brooms! 2014 is expected to nurture and grow it. A mute audience is no longer what the message-giving groups seek. There is this great thirst in people sparked by a fatigue for what the conventional mainstream party has been offering. People are on the lookout for fresh platforms with dreams of national aspirations along with indigenous and regional solutions.

National Politics in 60’s and 70’s witnessed numerous cases where Congress was able to lure those susceptible to political opportunism and personal political gains. No matter how lucrative the offer is, voters are now less forgiving of old engineered defections and splits. With the dramatic emergence of Aam Aadmi Party, an unprecedented political revolution is likely to take place. The regional satraps will no doubt be flapping around in the hope of forming a Third Front to challenge the main political parties.

We will also get to see if kejriwal can replace the Third Front with a Third Force, which practices an entirely different kind of politics, that doesn’t draw its power from region, religion, caste and class. If Aam Aadmi Party manages to strike powerful coalition with likeminded individuals and formations across India, as it plans, it may well be looking at a new kind of federalism. People’s Party of Arunachal could be a federal constituent of this kind of federalism.

2013 was the year of Transition. 2014 will mark the Power of the New. New faces, fresh trends and transformative ideas will coalesce in what many hope will be the dawn of a new era. The Arunachal of the Old will have to yield to the Arunachal of now.


Kaling Jerang



Breaking the tradition

Dear Editor,

We the primary member of Nyishi Student community would like sought explanation about arbitrary decision made by All Nyishi Students' Union (ANSU) regarding election modalities and total violation of basic structure of ANSU constitution as follows-

1.      As it is well established precedents that, ANSU election shall be held under the banner of ANSU but it is very unfortunate to learn that present Central Executive team is assigning such responsibility to third person which is totally unconstitutional. We demand clarification from ANSU, whether such decision was taken with the approval of two third majorities of present executive members or not? The central executive members is having dictatorial attitude by altering basic structure of constitution. This is kind of encroachment of ANSU constitution.

2.      Without consulting with federal unit, i.e. DSU, senior students of ALA, RGU and other likeminded Nyishi students how ANSU can take such unconstitutional decision.

3.      ANSU is pressure group and selection of Govt. employee as Chief Election Commissioner is a ridiculous act of present executive members. We want to know why ANSU has back down from all the well established norms and guidelines of ANSU constitution. In this regard, we strongly protest and criticize in strongest words. In Article 18(1) (a) sub-point (8) has laid down rules for the conduction of elections. The electoral enrolment for the electoral collegiate shall be done atleast one month before but here again ANSU has done unexpected error.

4.      There is no provison in ANSU constitution where it has been written that election of quota post should be conducted in respective district. Then why it is trying to conduct coming election district wise. We primary members strongly demand for reconsideration of such wrong decision for the greater interest of the Nyishi student’s community.

5.      If ANSU is not able to conduct election then present executive team should surrender before student community. We will constitute an interim committee for smooth conduct of the election.

We the primary members of Nyishi student community strongly demand from central executive team to come up with clear clarification in regards to our grievances. Any kind of the adamant attitude, negligence or non-compliance of the concern raised by us will invite strong protest movement in near future.


Lingdum Taha




Deaf Government

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I want to urge state govt. not to live like a deaf person. Large scale eviction drive was carried out by Assam Forest Official inside the Arunachal territory in Tarasso circle on 9th January 2014. Already seven days has pass by but no any action has been initiated from our lovely deaf state government.

Day by day tension is gripping villagers of Tarasso. The villagers have been forced to leave all their works and fear psycho is haunting them. School staffs are not able to attend duty due to volatile situation and final examination is also knocking at the door. Who will be responsible for children’s future? Can we imagine how terrible is atmosphere there? Werequest GoAP to find out lasting solution for border dispute in Tarasso before any untoward incident happens.

My personal question is, if any one of our relative’s lives is lost then who will take responsibility for it? Is Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh waiting for someone to lose life? After losing of life he will visit and give compensation for sake of election.


Tacha Ningee








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Forceful imposition is not healthy practice

The state government’s decision to hold long pending public hearing of 2700 MW Lower Siang Hydroelectric project has again run into controversy. Many organizations have vowed to stall the public hearing proposed on January 31 claiming it to be illegal and against the wishes of local citizen. Terming the notification illegal and unconstitutional, various Siang valley based organizations has alleged that state Govt. has issued notification and fixed places for the public hearing illegally by breaking laid down norms.

The proposed 2700 MW project is being bitterly opposed by the local citizens. In April 2012 state government had cancelled public hearing after stiff opposition by public. The protest took violent turn when employees of Jaypee company involved in the construction of the project were manhandled and many vehicles damaged by protesters. Earlier on May 2010 CRPF resorted to lathi charge and blank firing injuring at least four local people in Pongging village during the protest against construction of dam over river Siang. All these incidents show that local indigenous people do not want dam to be constructed on river Siang. It’s time government listens to them and put an end to 2700 MW Lower Siang Hydroelectric project. The imposition of developmental project against the wishes of local affected people is not good. This project should be scrapped in the interest of local villagers who are deadly against it.

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