January 25

10 cases of illegal IMFL seized

ROING, Jan 24: In its continuing efforts to curb the illegal selling of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and Beer by shopkeepers and pan vendors, a team of district administration headed by Sandeep Kr Singh, AC cum SDM Roing accompanied by town magistrate,  Jally Umpo along with police personnel raided several shops and pan vendors in Abali and Meka area and seized about 10 cases of IMFL and Beer yesterday. Earlier on several occasions too, the district administration along with police personnel and officials of Tax and Excise raided shops and vendors in and around the district headquarter and seized huge quantities of IMFL and Beer.

The district administration felt that the illegal selling of the IMFL and Beers by the shops and pan vendors in nook and corner of the district is indirectly encouraging the young ones to take alcohol and is one of the causes of juvenile crime like theft and ultimately leading them to adopt wrong path of living. The district administration has further cautioned that if any shops or pan vendors are found selling IMFL or Beer without having valid license in future, heavy penalty shall be imposed on them and their trading licence may also be cancelled. DIPRO


Union conducts blood donation camp

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: The All Papum Pare District Students Union (APPDSU) has conducted blood donation camp cum social service at State Hospital Naharlagun today with theme “Drops of blood saves lives.” The objective of the donation was to save poor people during emergency cases. Several students and activists including the federal units of APPDSU participated during the camp.

Further students conducted social service by cleaning the premises of the state hospital in order to keep the hospital clean and hygienic. Deputy Director Blood Safety, Director Health & Service Dr. Nabam Budh and Dr Passang Sona MD Pathologist assisted the union in conducting successful camp.


DC visits Potom village in West Siang

AALO, Jan 24: The success story of nine days of trekking along the dense forest of Potom village and reaching the un-reached like Anu Subse Putu (Mountain Peak), Sobo Yobo (Lake), Amdo Taalee (tree) by Potom Adventure Club under the leadership of Er. Somar Potom as Chief Coordinator along with 7 other members drew the attention of Aalo Forest Division to chalk out a tour programme to oversee the feasibility of establishing a wild life sanctuary in the dense forest under the occupation of Potom village running several hectares.

A team comprising of West Siang Deputy Commissioner, M K Sahoo, Divisional Forest Officer Nyali Ete, Er. Marconi Potom Deputy Director UD & Housing, AE PWD Er. Jomnya Tato, DIPRO Gijum Tali and Bomge Potom public of the area along with the villagers trekked all strategic view points of the jungles of the village.  In the interaction session and close chat with DC, said to have taken place after a gap of 30 years, the people of the village put forth their grievances like telephone connectivity to GB, scarcity of water and establishment of Modi Rube Subse WildLife Sanctuary. The DC assured to look into the telephone connectivity to GB of the village before the coming election and take up the water problem with EE PHED. The other issues like establishment of wildlife sanctuary, tea or rubber plantation if desired will be recommended to the Govt. to utilize the vast unused land. DIPRO


UGC sponsored free coaching for job aspirants

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: The UGC-sponsored free coaching for aspirants of various competitive examinations has been going on at Dera Natung Government College coaching cell Itanagar.  

Dr. M Q Khan, Coordinator of the coaching centre informed in a release today that coaching class of General English for aspiring candidates was held from January 3 last.

However, the coaching will continue on  Elementary Mathematics, Reasoning, general studies etc. till the end of March and it will cover all components of the competitive examinations for various posts including SI of police, banking recruitment service,  Airmen recruitment examinations, UDC, LDC, stenographers,  teachers, supply inspector, tax inspector, labour inspector, supervisor, agriculture field assistant etc.

The coaching is absolutely free and open to all. Anybody willing to prepare for any competitive examinations for any job can join the coaching.

Earlier the coaching on all components of General Studies was conducted from 16th September to 6th November, 2013 while on General English and other optional subjects, coaching held from November 7 onwards exclusively for the aspirants of APPSCCE (Mains), the release added.


District level tournament for CM’s trophy begins at Sangram

KOLORIANG, Jan 24: After the completion of the constituency level football and volleyball tournament (men and women) for Chief Minister’s Trophy in all four constituencies, the Kurung Kumey district level tournament was kick started at Sangram general ground yesterday.

Speaking at the inaugural function, Kurung Kumey  Deputy Commissioner Gejum Ete advised the players to work hard, show their  talents and skills so that they could participate in national and international  sports event in near future.

DSP (sports) Jill Gyamar also spoke  about the importance of the tournament. The winners of the tournament will represent the district at state level chief minister trophy. DIPRO


SBI all set to launch new branch at High-Region

PASIGHAT, Jan 24: Education Minister Bosiram Siram had a meeting with the Deputy General Manager (State Bank of India) K Somarazan and Chief Manager, Pasighat branch Alok Das today at his Mirbuk residence and discussed various aspects in banking sector in East Siang in general and Pasighat in particular. The minister said due to various developmental works and growing economic activities the  demand for banking services have increased in manifolds. While stressing on strengthening the manpower Siram also instructed to carryout timely maintenance of all the ATMs.

The SBI officers assured that to regulate the growing crowd, one more branch would be opened soon at High-Region area with more ATMs and various facilities to deliver hassle-free services to the people. DIPRO


AAPPTU against imposition of 12.5 pc entry tax on commercial vehicles purchased from other states

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: The All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Union (AAPPTU) is opposed to the levying of 12.5 per cent entry tax on commercial vehicles purchased from other states.

In its representation to the chief minister, the union said 12.5 per cent VAT is paid on the purchase of commercial vehicle whether in Arunachal or Assam, so levying of additional tax in the form of entry tax by the department of tax and excise is extremely harsh in terms of finance, especially for unemployed citizens of Arunachal Pradesh who buy commercial vehicles on loan basis.

“We encourage imposition of entry tax @ 2 to 3 per cent for economic development of our state but imposition of entry tax @ 12.5 percent is exorbitant and very harsh on us poor tribal people.” It should not be at the cost of our poor and underprivileged downtrodden tribal people, it further added urging to reconsider the imposition of 12.5 per cent entry tax.


Federation serves ultimatum,  threatens agitation

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Nyiko Bachao Forum (NBF), Dam affected peoples Forum of Siyom-Sirit, All Siyom Banggo Youth Association, All Siyom Bango Students’ union and All Nyiko Students Welfare Association under the banner of Siang Bacho Federation submitted a three days ultimatum to Deputy Commissioner, West Siang District today  demanding cancellation of proposed public hearing in respect of 2700 MW Lower Siang Hydro-Electric Project which is fixed on  January 31 next at General Ground Aalo.

The federation said that people of West Siang, Upper Siang and East Siang District have been opposing the construction of dam over mighty Siang River from many decades to protect the natural habitations as well as to preserve its rich tribal ethnicity.

It said that with the people’s vigorous movement, some private power developers have gave up the project, but ironically in 2007 the state government have inked the MoU/MoA with Jaypee for construction of 2700MW hydro electric project over mighty Siang River thereby neglecting the voice of indigenous people of three prominent Siang districts. The federation threatened that it would launch democratic movement to save the people and their ancestral properties if the proposed public hearing of General Ground Aalo is not cancelled.


School Rally on sanitation conducted at Parbuk

ROING, Jan 24: With a view to spread awareness on health and sanitation among the students and the people of the  area, District water and sanitation committee, Lower DibangValley, Roing under PHE &WS Deptt successfully organised a school rally at Parbuk today. The School rally was participated by Students and teachers of  govt sec school Parbuk and govt. middle school Bolik.  Panchayat members  and self help group like Nyamne Sirum of the areas also actively participated in the rally. The school rally, a part of IEC campaign  under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan was conducted to inculcate a  sense of awareness about sanitation among the students community and public . All the members actively participated in the Rally with the slogan “nahin- chalega, nahin-chalega, khule mein nahin chalega ( No open defecation)”.

Er SubatPertin, EE, PHE & WS Division, Roing while addressing the gathering appealed one and all to maintain cleanliness in disposal of both solid and liquid waste. He further informed about the importance of Sanitation in maintaining good health and advised the students, being the tomorrow’s citizen, to lead the campaign and spread the awareness among the village elders and to maintain the school sanitation as well. DIPRO


Cases transferred to CJM in East Kameng  

SEPPA, Jan 24: The East Kameng Deputy Commissioner has transferred criminal and civil cases to the Chief Judicial Magistrate cum-civil Judge Senior Division Seppa today. This was done in compliance with the Govt notification dated January 9 last.

There were as many as 1069 criminal cases triable by the magistrate; 61 criminal cases triable by court of Session. 15 civil cases and 268 criminal cases under Final Report and there are 11 UD cases.

Tageng Padoh, Chief Judicial Magistrate -Cum- Civil Judge (Sr.Division) Seppa immediately after took over the charge of the aforesaid cases conducted a coordination meeting with the staffs deputed under the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate for smooth functioning of the court. He asserted that the cases shall be trialled and disposed off in time bound manner. He also informed that the said court had already started functioning since January 20 last.

With this remarkable decision of the Govt the work load of the District Administration will be lessened and the administration will able to give much more time on development and other aspects of the district, he added.  DIPRO


School kits and solar lamp distributed

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Continuing its effort to create awareness among the workers on how to avail various benefits under Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (APB&OCWWB), a one-day awareness camp was at Singik Hall, Daporijo on January 22 last by APB&OCWWB, Daporijo.  

APB&OCWWB Chairman Jalley Sonam attended the awareness and distributed School kits and solar lamp among the registered workers.


In-service training on aquaculture organized

KHONSA, Jan 24: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Tirap has organized an in-service training programme on ‘Recent advances Aquaculture’ for the officials of Fisheries department of the district on January 22 and 23 at Circuit House, Khonsa. A total number of 10 fishery officers and demonstrators from the Fisheries department of Tirap district participated in the training programme.

Addressing the inaugural session on January 22, R N Pradhan, District Fisheries Development Officer, Tirap district requested the officials of the district to make best use of the training programme and learn about the recent advances in pisciculture and utilize it.  G Hocha, DAO, Khonsa and Dr. B M Poddar, DVO, Khonsa also attended the inaugural session.

Dr. Rajdeep Dutta, SMS (Fisheries), KVK Tirap imparted the training as resource person. He made powerpoint presentations on  topics like ‘water quality management in aquaculture, fish health management, code of conduct for responsible fishing, candidate species for coldwater fish culture, culture of Mahseers, breeding of coldwater fishes and economics.’


APATCYO demands proper implementation of RTE

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: The Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization Upper Subansiri unit (APATCYO-USU) today urged the education minister to refund the school admission fee which was taken from students of various government schools in the current academic session.

In its memorandum, APATCYO-USU stated that as per the RTE Act 2009, every student (6 to 14 years old) should get free and compulsory education. In its representation the organization also demanded for appointment of adequate non-teaching staffs in the schools.

Further it demanded proper implementation of RTE Act in every government school so that every student should get free education. It also demanded for proper distribution of books and school uniforms free of cost in the school and urged the minister to ensure proper implementation of Mid-Day Meal scheme. It served an ultimatum to the minister for re-addressal of its grievances.


Nich takes part in BJYM’s national security campaign

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: After the National Executive Meeting of the BJP in    New Delhi on January 18 and 19, the National BJP Yuva Morcha organized National Security Campaign programme at Party National Head Quarter in New Delhi on January 23. National BJYM Secretary, Doni Nich represented the North East states in the programmes to generates awareness in National security of the country.

The programme was addresses by Rabi Singh Prasad, leader of opposition, Rajya Sabha and Anurag Singh Takhur, National President BJYM.

Earlier, on January 20, a meeting of the National office bearers and State Presidents and General Secretaries of the BJP Kisan Morcha Cell was held at New Delhi.

Presiding over the meeting BJP Kisan Morcha president Om Prakash Danker  called upon the State units of the BJP Kisan Morcha BJP to works sincerely to implements all the policy and programmes of the party’s Kisan Morcha Cell.  The meeting was also attended by Lompak Paksok, President State Unit Kisan Morcha, Komen Patir, Vice President and Boken Keno, General Secretary Kisan Morcha Cell, BJP Arunachal Pradesh.


APPDSSU writes to CEO

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Reiterating anomaly in the electoral roll revision of the 12th Pakke Kessang (ST) assembly constituency and seeking fresh re-verification, The All Pakke-Kessang Pijeriang Dissing-Passo Seijosa Students’ Union (APPDSSU) has urged Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) for cancellation of its publication till the re-verification is conducted and over with.

In its letter submitted to the CEO, Nirvachan Bhawan, also seeking to replace the present ERO and depute independent ERO for re-verification claiming him to be involved in the irregularity, stated, “the ERO has some personal and politically motivated interest and is acting in the behest of a political leader.”

Any claim and objection of the individuals name be notified in the notice board for public inspection, it added.


Arunachal’s SHG takes part in Mahalaxmi Saras Fair at Mumbai  

MUMBAI, Jan 24: The self-help group (SHG) run by the Amik Matai Society (AMS) of Arunachal Pradesh is taking part in the Mahalaxmi SARAS Fair, 2014 which is organized annually by the Government of Maharashtra and the Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India at Bandra Reclamation, MHADA Ground, Mumbai.  The Fair which began on January 18   will come to an end on  January 27. The  SHG is sponsored by NABARD Regional Office, Itanagar.

“The event provides us an opportunity to showcase and sell rich local handloom and handicraft products besides other items of the state. It gives us ample experience in the field of marketing of tribal crafts,” said Resemlu Tayang, President of the participating SHG.

Earlier, NABARD stalls from various states of the country were inaugurated by P.Satish, Chief General Manager of NABARD, Mumbai.


News Impact

Govt to deal with law and order effectively

CM flags off PCR vehicles for Capital Complex

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: In a move to improve the security apparatus in and around the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki flagged off 5 police control room (PCR) vans for the Capital Complex today in a bid to effectively deal with the situation of crime and law and order.

Following the incidents of extortions, robberies and serious crime in various parts of the state of Arunachal Pradesh and in particular  at Capital Complex (Itanagar) Chief Secretary H K Paliwal took a law  and order review meeting in which DGP and Principal Secretary Home were present. It was decided to deal with incidents of crime and law and order very firmly and effectively.  To have a very quick response to these incidents, it was decided to have an efficient and speedy police response in the form of PCR network.  As a first measure PCR system has been introduced in Capital Complex.  

These 5 PCR Gypsys will be available at their red alert points in Itanagar and Naharlagun round the clock to quickly respond to incidents of crime and law and order.  Any member of public can call PCR at Toll free No. 100 and these PCR Vans will respond to the call with speed and efficiency.

Soon the network of PCR will be extended to other cities of Arunachal Pradesh to effectively deal with crime and law and order situations in the state.  



National Girl Child Day celebrated

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: The National Girl Child Day was celebrated with the theme ‘Decline in Child Sex Ratio and Impact on the society in Arunachal Pradesh’ at Golden Jubilee Banquet Hall here today.

Attending the programme, chief secretary HK Paliwal underscoring on changing the attitude towards girl child for all round development said that there should be a priority mission to know the knowledge of sex ratio.

In her welcome address, Dr Shalini Verma, spoke on the importance of letting the adolescent girls know about the various laws enacted for them. Capital DC Sanjay Goel while informing about the legislation that has been formed for saving girl child called for raising voice against discrimination against girl child.

Member, Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) Binny Yanga while sharing her experience on violence and crime against girl child and women in the state when she worked as a social worker called on all the girls to always be ahead in all fields.

Nodal officer, NRHM, Dr Raja Dodum made a power point presentation on ‘Decline in child sex ratio and impact in the society’.

Law Nancy, Haj Nancy, talked on the importance of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012.

SI, Puming Taku made a power point presentation on procedures of filing FIR.



Industries secretary reviews PMEGP with bankers

ITANAGAR, Jan 24:  Secretary industries Dr. S. S. Ghonkrokta, GoAP today reviewed the progress of PMEGP schemes in  Arunachal Pradesh  in a meeting with the bankers held here today. Most of the bankers of the twin capital including Doimukh and the Banderdewa attended the meeting.

The meeting was also attended by T. Tatak, Director (Industries), Sukamal Deb, Chief Executive Officer, KVIB, H. C. Miri, Chief Manager, Lead Bank, SBI, A. P. Chobin, Assistant Director, i/c KVIC,

From the year 2013-14, KVIC has made it mandatory for E-Trekking of all PMEGP applications so that the status of applications can be seen On-Line. National Youth Project, Itanagar has been out-sourced by the KVIC for E-Trekking of applications. This is a new system and as such an On-Line E-trekking demonstration was presented by H. P. Biswas, NYP President.

The Secretary (Industries) called upon all the stakeholders for improvement of the scheme implementation and for achieving the enhanced target given for the State during the year. He also suggested to find ways by which PRI institutions can be involved in the process which is very relevant in the consequences of need of devolution of power to this grass root level institutions. Many important issues were discussed which includes improving of loan recovery, issuing of Recovery Certificates, opening of Recovery Cell in the offices of nodal agencies for PMEGP, physical inspection of units financed, adequate feasibility study of the proposals within a given time limit to avoid stacking up of applications for assistance, timely adjustment of margin money, avoiding under financing or over financing and imparting of EDP training effectively etc.

Industries director  T. Tatak emphasized on evolving scientific ways in ascertaining the feasibility of proposals while Chief Executive Officer, KVIB S. Deb referred the outcomes of the Zonal level review meeting taken by the Secretary, MSME, Government India on 7.01.2013 at Guwahati. H. C. Miri, Chief Manager, Lead Bank, SBI, alerted that time left for achieving target of year 2013-14 are very less hence there is a need for prompt and effective actions by all concerned.

A.P. Chobin, Assistant Director, i/c KVIC, explained the need of timely utilization of margin money funds which is a precondition of the Government of India for release of subsequent installments, he informed.

There was an elaborate open house discussion where DIC officers, bankers and others discussed and exchanged many relevant issues in a cordial and constructive manner. The meeting concluded with consensus for working with higher efforts in achieving the enhanced target.

Earlier a motivational slide was displayed at the initiative of the organiser, KVIB conveying the message of hard work for real success. The programme was sponsored by the KVIC and was organized by the State Khadi & Village Industries Board. Officers of Directorate Industries, DICs of Papum Pare and Capital also attended the meeting.



Pathetic condition of MMJ road irks villagers

Prafulla Kaman

RUKSIN, Jan 24: Condition of the historical Mirem-Mikong-Jonai (MMJ) road, which connects greater Mirem-Bilat area with Ruksin headquarter in East Siang district has not been improved so far as no scheme for its renovation is sanctioned by either state and central government.

The dilapidated condition of the road has put the commuters in difficulty as they have to endure slush when it rains and the large potholes are filled with muddy water during summer season. Due to lack of maintenance for the last decade, the road is going from bad to worse day by day, while plying of vehicle on the road becomes almost impossible.

In spite of numerous representations submitted by different sections of local people, no serious step for renovation of the 14-km stretch MMJ road has been initiated by the state Public Work Department (PWD). The local people repeatedly moved the local MLA and Ministers demanding the improvement of this important road, but the law makers every time gave false assurances to the people.

“The minister for Finance, Planning & PWD, Chowna Mein along with Pasighat-West MLA Tangor Tapak and PWD officials visited MMJ road in November, 2012 and assured to take up the repair and re-carpeting of MMJ Road on priority. But, the minister has not yet initiated fruitful step for renovation of the important road,” lamented the local villagers, who reportedly have lost confidence over their elected representatives. The PWD minister, during his visit, witnessed the worn-out condition of Pasighat-Ledum-Koyu PWD road, which links greater Mirem-Bilat (Pasighat-West) and Koyu-Kora (Nari-Koyu) areas with district headquarter at Pasighat. He also assured the people of Yagrung area to provide necessary fund for re-construction of Tolon and Poklek bridges, but the people are yet to see any development of the route even after one year has passed.

Sources in Pasighat Pubic Work Division informed that the department last year submitted a project proposal amounting to Rs 2.70 crore and it is yet to be sanctioned. It further said that no fund was granted for repairing of the decade-old Bailey bridges along MMJ and Pasighat-Ledum-Koyu road even after submission of project and estimates to the concerning authorities.

PWD sources further said that the department has not yet prepared AOP for 2014-15 fiscal years.



CM visits Bordumsa, inaugurates cultural hall, CHC

BORDUMSA, Jan 24: Continuing his visits to various parts of the state, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today visited Bordumsa in Changlang district and inaugurated one of the most artistically designed and constructed Manau Thingnu Cultural Hall that will be utilized by the people for various cultural gatherings. Tuki had earlier assured the people that his government will do everything to facilitate preservation and propagation of culture of each and every indigenous tribe of Arunachal Pradesh.

The Manau Thingnu hall retains the traditional and indigenous architectural designs found in traditional dwelling houses but in concrete form.

Tuki lauded the people behind the conceptual design and its implementation and observed that it would be one of the most ‘unique’ buildings ever built in the entire northeast. The building has been constructed by WRD.

The Chief Minister also inaugurated a two-storied Community Health Center (CHC), which he assured would have all the facilities for treatment and health services equivalent to a multi-specialty hospital. He was all praises for the engineers of WRD, which had constructed this building too.

On the same day, Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering, Rajya Sabha MP Mukut Mithi and PWD Minister Chowna Mein, who had accompanied the Chief Minister, inaugurated a 40-beded girls hostel, a cultural hall and a library building respectively.

Addressing a public meeting later in the day, the Chief Minister highlighted the flagship programmes of the state government and sought cooperation from the people to successfully implement these.

“In few years from now the fruits of development will be visible…it will take time. First we sow the seeds, then nurture the plant and reap the fruits,” he said while adding that every individual irrespective of position or status are equal stakeholders in the development of the state.

Responding to several requests from the people, Tuki assured to establish a fire-brigade station besides starting a sub-treasury office at Bordumsa. When informed that Diyun and Bordumsa, despite being in the same Assembly constituency are separated by the Noa Dihing River, the Chief Minister assured to take up the connectivity issue on priority. He suggested that a proposal may be made for construction of a bridge over the river with roads to connect Diyun and Bordumsa.

Also present on the day were local legislator C C Singpho and officials of the district.



AAPPTF writes to transport minister

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF)  in a representation to transport minister appealed him to look into the  grievances of the  Federation.

In a 8-point representation, the  AAPPTF  said that the  transport minister should intervene and convince the Chief Minister  for providing transport subsidies to unemployed local youths under  Chief Minister’s Transport Subsidies Schemes through transport department.

The Federation further said that  the  department should conduct State Transport Authority (STA) meeting with Federation annually to review various grievance  of the department and  commercial vehicle owner and drivers, passenger of the entire Arunachal Pradesh.

It further demanded that  state Govt should  urge the Assam counterpart for implementation of ‘Reciprocal Agreement’ signed by Assam and Arunachal Pradesh Govts in 1999 for the free plying permit of commercial vehicle of both the states.

It demanded immediate sanction of five posts of District Transport Officer (DTO), three posts of Deputy Director Transport (DDT), ten posts of Motor Vehicle Inspector (MVI) for effective functioning and  execution of the various developmental works of the department.

Other demands of the  federation included immediate reduction of double taxation from 12.5% to 2% on purchase of new commercial vehicle from the other neighbouring  states,  reduction in one time registration period from 10 years to 5 years, halt  on hiring of vehicles from other states and immediate  completion of ISBT & ISTT.

Demanding immediate  construction  of four-lane  highway from Banderdewa to Itanagar, it  also urged the  general people to cooperate with the state Govt for early construction of four lane road in Capital Complex.



Look East policy an eye wash, says  PPA

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Look East Policy is only in paper and there is hardly anything happening on the ground except few VIP visits of the passes and proposed trade points, said PPA President Nikh Kamin while lambasting the Central Govt. for, what he said, throwing dust into the eyes of the people of North East region in general and Arunachal in particular.

Citing the celebration of Border festivals like the Pangchau Pass festival which attracts good number of visitors from neighboring states and also provide a platform for people-to-people contact from both India and Burma, Kamin, however, said that  mere celebration of festivals at the huge cost of the public exchequer carries no meaning unless there is real infrastructural development in place and regular flourishing of the business activities between the people of the two countries.

He further said the trade with the neighboring China through various traditional trade routes, which were sealed after 1962 Chinese aggression, are only a utopian dream with only few check gates at Bomla Pass in Tawang Sector. The large trust deficit that is building up between India and China leading to extensive militarization of the frontiers in both side of LOC are simply contributing to zeroing of the liberal trade and business possibilities, he said adding even the unofficial traditional barter system of the people living in and around the LOC have been curtailed by the army in the interest of the national security. Kamin stated that the central leadership have utterly failed in initiating confidence building measures between the two countries. Laeta Umbrey the chief Ministerial candidate of PPA blamed the Congress Party and also the BJP leadership  saying that they did nothing accept airing anti Chinese feelings among the masses.

According to Party General Secretary cum Spokesman Tsering Naksang sealing of the traditional trade routes such as Domla and Lola Pass in West Siang, Singha and Geling in Upper Siang, Longju and Taksing in Upper Subansiri, Mukpla Pass, Simpungla Pass, Darmu  Pass and Jumu Pass in Kurung Kumey, Agrim Pass and Atukopu Pass in Upper Dibang Valley, Chaklagam Pass and Kibito Pass in Anjaw District,  Bomla Pass, Samdrongchu and Kenjomani in Tawang District have brought untold sufferings  and inconveniences to the unfortunate and backward border population of the state. Naksang further stated that it is only under a regional Govt., a real and sincere effort shall be initiated on topmost priority by constantly and aggressively pursuing with the Central Govt. and other stake holders.



Constituency level CM Trophy  tournament at Chayang Tajo

ITANAGAR, Jan 24:  The ADC, headquarter, Chayang Tajo of East Kameng witnessed the last lap of the constituency level CM's trophy on football & volleyball for men & women on 22nd to 23rd January last. In the inaugural function, Principal, KGBV ChayangTajo Ram Sonar, exhorted the participants to play the game in the sportsman spirit  and advised them to expose their hidden talents so that they could further get selection & take part in the district, state & national levels.

Meanwhile Sonam Bagang, AT, Govt. higher secondary school ChayangTajo  who attended as the match commissioner gave a brief report on the aim & objectives of CM's Trophy and the importance of games & sports for today's youth. All together four team each for both men & women from four administrative circle headquarters participated.

Chayang Tajo clinched the title in football for men as well as women. While, Pipu remained runner in men's football & Sawa could hang on as runner in the football women's category. In volleyball Sawa emerged winner in volley ball (men) & Runner in volleyball (women). Meanwhile, C/Tajo emerged as winner in women's volleyball & Pipu became runner in men's volley ball. The Best Player in Football (men & women) was adjudged to Suraj Bagang & Meme Yangfo. In volleyball (Men & Women)  Kame Veo and Jyoti Bagang were adjudged the best players restively.

Earlier similar CM Trophy was played at 12th Pakke kessang (ST) Assembly constituency which concluded on 22nd January. In the football & volleyball event for women, Seijosa & Bali Basti emerged as winner & Runner up respectively. In Football (Men) Seijosa again won the title & Darlong emerged as Runner up.

Meanwhile at Lumla in Tawang district the tourney has kick-started both football and volleyball yesterday with much fanfare. The tournament was declared open by Mika Nyori, ADC, Lumla, in presence of Tashi Dondup, C.O Lumla, head of departments, teachers & PR leaders.

Addressing the huge gathering at the colourful inaugural ceremony, Mika Nyori, also the president of the organizing committee, wished luck to all the participating teams while briefing them about sportsman spirit and the essence of sports, education and health in day to day life.



District level tournament for CM’s trophy ends in Changlang

CHANGLANG, Jan 24: The district level competition of Changlang District for Chief Minister’s Trophy for Football and Volleyball (men and women)-2013-14 concluded here at Changlang district headquarter, yesterday.

Attending the closing ceremony of the  tournament,  MLA Changlang North (ST) Assembly Constituency-cum- Parliamentary Secretary, Water Resource Department Thinghaap Taiju urged the finalist of football men’s category to avoid any kind of unsporting behavior during the match. He informed that the Chief Minister Nabum Tuki has initiated the tournament to facilitate the games and sports at grass root level and to keep the youth engaged so that they are meaningfully involved in improving health and keep away from antisocial activities. He further said that there is no dearth of talents in the state and it will help spotting sports talent for state and country as well.  

The Changlang Deputy Commissioner  Chanchal Yadav  also attended the function.

The final match of football (men) was played between 50-Miao (ST) Assembly Constituency team and 51-Nampong (ST) Assembly constituency, where the former thrashed the later by 3-1 goals.

Earlier, SP Changlang Vijay Kumar inaugurated the competition at district level for Chief Minister’s Trophy on  January 15. The inaugural match was played between 52-Changlang North (ST) Assembly Constituency and 50-Miao (ST) Assembly Constituency where the later won the match by 4-1 goals.

In football women category team 49-Bordumsa (ST) Assembly Constituency won over Changlang North (ST) Assembly Constituency team by 1-0 in the final match.

In the Volleyball men’s category team from 53-Changlang North(ST) Assembly Constituency  team emerged  winner by beating 52-Changlang South(ST) Assembly constituency  team by 25-15, 25-19, 23-25 and 25-23 in the final match whereas in women category team 49-Bordumsa Assembly Constituency team became champion of the district by beating 51-Nampong (ST) Assembly Constituency by 25-14, 25-20, 25-21 and 25-17 in the final match.

The winner teams will represent the District in their respective categories at the state level. DIPRO



Arunachal to meet Manipur in Santosh Trophy (NEZ) opener

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Arunachal Pradesh state football team left here today evening for Aizawl, Mizoram to participate in the 68th National Footbal Championship for Santosh Trophy beginning from January 27. The players have been selected on the basis of their performance in the recently held 13th Tadar Tang State Level Football Championship, 2-13-14, informed Arunachal Pradesh Football Association.

Arunachal will meet Manipur in the opening match of the qualifying round of the national football championship (Northeast zone) on January 27.

NIS trained coach Tarh Juna is the coach of the state team and Takam Dado Tallum manager. Juna was also the coach of Arunachal Football League winner Todo United and 13th Tadar Tang Memorial Football Tournament winner Papum Pare,

All Nyish Students’ Union (ANSU) finance secretary Takam Tayam, who met the players at RG Stadium before they left to Aizawl, advised them to maintain sportsman spirit during the tournament.

The team:

Tarh Anthony, Nyamar Loi, Tai Bai, Tarh Rajkumar, Prahlad Borah, Tsaam Pul, Chomi Takaliang, Babeng Tayang, Gobinso Drai, Champo Jomoh, Tarh Nega, Gakir Dulom, Dari Lugu, Roshan Ramching, Moge Lollen, Toko Poliam, Paney Raju, Doging Yube (Goal Keeper), Techi Takar II, Takam Kiran.



Copyright © 2008, The Arunachal Times Publications Pvt. Ltd., Siang House, Sector - E, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh - 791111, India

All rights reserved.


---- Editorial ----


It’s a wakeup call

Major controversy broke out yesterday when members of Naga People’s Front (NPF) entered into Itanagar without obtaining inner line permit (ILP). As per Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation act 1873 any non-APST citizens entering state should possess ILP to travel in Arunachal territory. The 12-member NPF team includes its secretary general K G Kenye, vice presidents T L Meri and S Shingnyu, general secretaries Kruzakie Kelio and S Akho Leyri, women wing working president K Sangchu. The team was accompanied by Nagaland police personnel.

The NPF team was confronted by group of Arunachalee students who opposed their move to start its Arunachal unit. It is quite surprising how NPF leaders manage to enter state without ILP. What was Arunachal Pradesh Police posted at Banderdewa gate doing? The visiting NPF leaders not only broke law but also breached state protocol. As they were traveling under escort of Nagaland police, which is only provided to VIPs, the NPF leaders should have informed state protocol department beforehand. The NPF team was later externed out from Itanagar at the direction of magistrate after their team leaders were produced before local magistrate. The timely action by capital police is appreciable. The incident is a wakeup call for state government.

---- Readers Forum ----


Respect status quo order

Dear Editor,

Apropos to the news items published in your esteemed daily on 21st January under the headline Tuki calls for expeditious forest clearance of projects, in which Chief Minister made an appeal to the planning commission for early release of fund for land acquisition to construct Greenfield Airport. Such appeal is contradict to the order of the Hon’ble Guahati High Court order dated 25th April 2013 passed in the PIL No. 6 of 2013 filed by Taniang Kipa wherein the court had directed both parties to maintain status quo in regards to airport location. It is my humble request to the Planning Commission not to release fund for Land Acquisition till the disposal of PIL No. 6 of 2013 which is pending before the Hon’ble Gauhati High Court, so as to avoid contempt proceeding and as well as in the interest of the public at large. At last I being the president of Banderdewa circle intellectual Forum (BCIF) would sincerely appeal all the NGOs, Students Unions and political parties of the state to extend support for our cause.


Tadar Takio,

President, BCIF



Pay attention to Ruksin Mikong-Mirem road

Dear Editor,

The state govt. and local MLA has failed to facilitate good road communication to populace in Ruksin Sub-Division and Bilat Circle despite local denizen’s repeated appeal for renovation of dilapidated Ruksin Mikong-Mirem stretch of road.

Many a times local people using social media and local newspaper appeals to government and local MLA for development of road communication. People are crying for development of road but govt. and local MLA remains mum.

The 37th assembly constituency has many elite and high level citizens but they are busy only in their self interest works and not doing anything for public development and progress. In this context we would focus particularly on Ruksin-Mikong-Mirem (RMM) road situated in 37th assembly constituency under East Siang district. The concern road forms life line of people and is solitary road connecting area to rest of the state. However this stretch of road has been in deplorable condition since last two decades and remains a trivial issue for the authority concern. It becomes fish fond in monsoon season and hardly any vehicle can be seen plying on this road. It is a fact that no govt. officers would like to visit mentioned areas due to poor road communication. We face problem in official works, medical treatment and school admission due to this. It is also fact that no state transport and private bus ply in this road. The said road is in worst’s condition since many years. Neither MLA, local leaders, VIPs nor concerned department officials is taking any step to maintain this road.


Daniel Padung (President),

Tapang Talom (G/Secy.),

Kaling Gamno (Treasurer),

Bilat Block Contractor Association, Bilat.



It’s becoming a big headache

Dear Editor,

Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the kind attention of Education Minister and authority concerned towards a very serious problem of negligence regarding disbursement of salary of SSA teachers. I am a regular reader of your reputed esteemed daily and I have written many times regarding problems of disbursement of monthly salaries of SSA teachers. I have read news and articles related to SSA teacher’s salary woes whereby they are pleading for release of salary but education department and authority concern are still silent. It is a matter of deep agony that the department of Education is not ready to release the long pending salaries of the SSA teachers. As we know that the salary is essential for our daily needs and requirements since there is no alternative source left for us. Now a day, the prices of even essential commodities have gone so high and it is tough to run the home. Like other starving teachers, I too have not received my salary till now. I want to know what is the specific reason behind the non- release of the payment? For want of money it’s becoming impossible on our parts to meet the daily needs of family. In such situation, one cannot dream of leading a comfortable life especially for those who are having huge responsibilities on their shoulders.

The constant delay in release of SSA teacher’s salary has become big headache for all of us. It is a humiliation when authorities talk about the betterment of elementary education in rural areas, which can only be achieved when teachers will show sincerity and promptness to the noble profession provided they are paid the monthly wages on time. Instead of encouraging us they keep pointing towards our drawbacks. Why don’t they pay heed to our problems, despite knowing our sufferings?

How many times should I go to ATM or bank to check my account and collect updates all the day regarding payment? Hence I on behalf of all the SSA teachers (AT/JT) of state would like to appeal to the state govt., education minister as well as education department to kindly pay attention towards grievances of the SSA teachers and take some steps to release the salaries with immediate effect.


Dugi Raju


Kurung Kumey



Rumgong area devoid of true development

Dear Editor,

I, being an Educated Youth of 32nd Rumgong ST Assembly constituency would like to draw the attention of Arunachal Pradesh Government towards issue concerning 32nd Rumgong ST Assembly constituency area. Our constituency is going back ward in place of going forward with regards to development. To cite an example, there is still some circle where public has never seen their circle officer due to lack of communication, incomplete bridge and absense of government quarters etc. No officers dare to walk 12 hour foot march to reach their office. One of the best examples is Payum circle of our constituency.

MLALAD and other developmental schemes that State Government provides to us are not being used properly. The public property is built in their own private land for self use only. This is all done by our political leaders. But now, we the educated youths of 32nd Rumgong constituency are not going to remain silent anymore and have decided to revolt against the corruption evils. We appeal to the public of 32nd Rumgong who lives in different parts of Arunachal Pradesh to cooperate with your educated youth in this coming 2014 Assembly election.


Tony Mibang,

Village- Pessing,

West siang district, (A.P)



Existence of Arunachal is at stake

Dear Editor,

China from the north, Assam from the south, chakma refugees from home itself, and most recently the nefarious designs of these NPF from the east; our simplicity and care-freeness is inviting host of these external forces to play with our territorial and political integrity. It’s high time we, the people and its popular leaders think on the way our state is really progressing. Inch by inch, the geographical area of Arunachal is decreasing, everybody knows it. Culture is disappearing, traditions are getting lost, even languages and dialects are vanishing. What remains is some social and political power, the remnants of which may be wiped out finally by the influx of tens of thousands of migrants coming soon in the railway carriages of Naharlagun or Murkongselek.

Railways are indeed part of a modern economy and are indispensable, but the point is, are we matured enough to welcome it? God bless Arunachal!


Dite Pertin








All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.