January 16

CM trophy for Chowkham constituency kicked off

ITANAGAR, Jan 15: The second edition of Chief Minister's trophy on football and volleyball (men & women) 2014-15 was kicked off today for 46-Chowkham (ST) assembly constituency at Govt. Higher Secondary School playground, Chowkhan.

Attending the inaugural function as Chief Guest, Parliamentary Secretary (Environment & Forest) Chow Tewa Mein exhorted the players to play the games with sprit of sportsmanship. While thanking the CM for the initiative, he said that the objectives of the tournament in exploring hidden talents would sincerely bring good results in days to come and will help in producing a good team from the state.

Altogether 9 teams (6 men's and 3 women's) in football and 12 teams (8 men's & 4 women's) in volleyball are participating in the constituency level. The opening volleyball match was played between Chongkham women team and Gunanagar, which was won by the Chongkham team. (DIPRO)


2nd edition of CM trophy kicks off at Nyapin

ITANAGAR, Jan 15: The 2nd Edition of CM's trophy on Football and Volleyball (men and women) Tournament for 19th Nyapin-Sangram constituency was kicked off at Nyapin General Ground on Jan 13.

Speaking on the occasion, ADC Nyapin T Borang advised the players from all the four circles of Nyapin constituency to maintain the sportsmanship spirit during the tournament.

In the opening match, Nyapin defeated Phassang 3-1 in men's football, while in Men's Volleyball, Nyobia defeated Nyapin by 25-10,25-8.


Reh Badminton Championship

ROING, JAN 15: The Reh Badminton Championship organised by the Central Reh Celebration Committee 2015, commenced here today at the Town Club.

The opening men's double match was played between Pranko Miso and Durbo Mimi against Tao Dele and Pridi Mimi, and won by Miso and Mimi. In the women's singles match, Apali Mega defeated Ajiya Umpe, while in men's singles, B. Breeng defeated Sondo Mele and Tao Dele was defeated by Toli Tacha.

In the second men's doubles match, Apomo Linggi and Ambra Mena defeated Ebo Mili and Welso Kri, while in the Under 19 boys singles match Jintu won over Jete Miuli. The final match is scheduled on Saturday.

MP Rajya Sabha, Mukut Mithi,former ZPC Dature Miuli, ZPC Sipi Elapra, ZPM Sipa Mena and President DCCI Chiliko Meto attended the opening ceremony.


Six hydels restored

ITANAGAR, JAN 15: According to information received from Hydro Power Development department, the six Hydel stations which have been laying shutdown since last one year has been restored.

Sippi MHS (2 x 2 MW) - 1 unit of 2 Megawatt (MW) has been restored on Sept 2014 and is generating around 1.5 MW presently.

Tago MHS (3 x 1.5 MW) - 2 unit of 1.5 Megawatt (MW) has been restored on 11-01-2014 and presently generating around 2.5 MW while Pakoti MHS (2 x 50 kW) - 2 units restored on 18-12-2014 and presently generating around 18 kilowatt (kW).

Wattemame MHS (1 x 50 kW) - unit has been restored on 03-12-2014 and presently generating around 25 kilowatt (kW) while Ankaling MHS (1 x 30 kW) - unit was restored on 13-01-2015. Dhomkrong MHS (2x 1000 kW) - 1 unit of 1 Megawatt (MW) have been restored on 26-11-2014 and is presently generating around 220 kilowatt (kW).


ILP checking intensified

ZIRO, Jan 15: Twenty people were deported back and 55 vehicles penalized in a joint checking drive carried out by the district administration and district transport department at Joram, Lower Subansiri today.

The team collected a sum of Rs 12,000 as fines and two vehicles were also seized during the drive carried out under the super vision of EAC Yowa Tapu, SI Messar, SI IRBN Riram, DTO and other staff.


Dambuk KGBV brings laurels for LDV


ROING, Jan 15: The Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidhyalaya (KGBV) Dambuk won the "best discipline school' title in the recently held International Girls' Day celebration that was organized by the SSA Rajya Mission at Itanagar from January 8 and 13. The KGBV Dambuk bagged 22 medals in different events. Sila Modi of KGBV Dambuk won the Best Athlete Award, while Anili Elapra won the Best Coordinator Award. However, in overall championship, Dambuk KGBV secured second position after KGBV, Changlang. The Dambuk KGBV run by the Arunachal Woman and Child Welfare Society represented the Lower Dibang Valley district during the event.


Natung visit remote circle Hq

SEPPA, Jan 15: Parliamentary Secretary Tourism Mama Natung began visit to his constituency from the remotest circle headquarter Richikrong of East Kameng District yesterday.

Addressing public meeting at Richikrong and Kajung, Natung said that he is determined to bring a change for overall development of the area in a phase wise manner. He said that road connectivity, electricity, water supply to left out villages, posting of teachers and medical staff is his duty. He appealed the teachers of his constituency to discharge their duties properly.

Talking about development, he had a clarion call to the public not to put up unnecessary complaints whenever govt. schemes were sanctioned in the area which deterred the development process. Whoever the contractor was irrelevant but the works should be done properly as per specification for the benefits of the people, he added.

Responding to a memorandum, he announced sanction of Rostrum, bathroom for all the teachers' quarters, water supply of the govt. quarters and water supply at Talem Sima and Kajung village. He also assured for black topping of PMGSY road from 6 km point of Trizino road to Richikrong.

DDSE Kata Rangmo highlighted about the functioning of the SMC. He said that duty of SMC is to see that whether the teachers are doing their duty or not and also to ensure that the students are attending the classes. If any of the teachers failed to do their duties, SMC may lodge complaints to concerned authority, he added. The Parliamentary Secretary was accompanied by HoDs and PRI members. DIPRO


ALSDU appraise DC on encroachment

ITANAGAR, Jan 15:  The All Lower Subansiri District Students' Union (ALSDU) raised the issue of illegal land encroachment of the government land in entire Lower Subansiri district with the district administration. Expressing concern over the unabated land encroachment in the district, ALDSU appraised the Deputy Commissioner to take stern action against the law defaulters.


Progressive farmers on exposure visit

ITANAGAR, Jan 15: The Progressive Farmers from Papum Pare District led by Tare Kahi incharge of Arunachal Bee and Honey Mission visited Assam and Nagaland on exposure tour from Jan 12th to 14th last. The team visited Bokaghat, Jorhat and Dimapur where large scale honey bee rearing is practiced.


ANSU demand endorsed

ITANAGAR, Jan 15: While endorsing the demand of All Nyishi Students' Union (ANSU) to the state government for immediate withdrawal of ongoing installation of pre-paid energy meter system in the capital complex, the Arunachal Pradesh Fabrication Welfare Association today decided not to allow the installation at their workshops. The Association stated that the pre-paid energy meter system would hamper the livelihood of poor people and daily wage earners which make 80 per cent of population.


Reaction to resignation demand

ITANAGAR, Jan 15: Reacting to the demand for suspension of Capital DC in connection with land allotment to one Kipa Yaro, her son Kipa Niya today claimed that the said land was systemically allotted to his mother.

Moreover, Niya said, the matter is now under the HC's jurisdiction, therefore, demand for resignation of the DC on this matter holds no water. Niya further said that authorities may set up an enquiry if the land was not systematically allotted and on demand of resignation of the DC to ascertain the truth.

Meanwhile, one Kipa Tetey also said that the demand for resignation of the Capital DC on this matter of land allotment is baseless. The land allotment was done by Papum Pare DC during 2004 and the Capital DC post was created only in 2008, he said.


Apna rasta inaugurated

ITANAGAR, Jan 15: Itanagar Municipal Council Ward No 5 Councillor Taba Yall Nabam today inaugurated Apna Rasta (Footpath) from near Vivekananda Central School, Vivek Vihar point to Upper Vivek Vihar Colony here in a simple function. The footpath was the long felt demand of Upper Vivek Vihar Colony residents. The 278 mtrs Cement Concrete (CC pavement) footpath road with retention wall is built under IMC fund.

While addressing the public gathering Taba Yall Nabam appealed the common citizens to cooperate with Govt for better tomorrow.


Committee alleges violation of DPR

ITANAGAR, Jan 15: The Rubdi Youth Welfare Committee has lodged a complaint with the Secretary Rural Work Department against the executing agency of ongoing Shally to Rubdi PMGSY road. The said road is being implemented by RWD, Ziro Division through a local firm.

In its complaint letter addressed to the Secretary, the Committee claimed that the work executing agency is allegedly carrying out the construction work through a different route skipping the originally aligned route.  

The department has adopted unnecessary zigzag patterns of road construction only to incur expenditure and increase the length of the road, the Committee alleged, adding the said road can be shortened by 3 km and unnecessary expenditures can be checked.

It fervently appealed the Secretary to intervene into the matter and direct the Executive Engineer, RWD, Ziro Division to carry out the work as per original alignment. It threatened to go for legal action if the demand is not fulfilled within three days.


Cleanliness drive

ITANAGAR: Taking inspiration and in continuation of the campaign created by Prime Minister of the Swachha Bharat Abhiyan, the Patanjali Yog Samiti Yuva Bharat Unit of West Siang District conducted a cleanliness drive on Jan 13 at Kamba near Aalo. The drive was conducted at the Market area as well as the Govt. Hr. Secondary school campus.




DAPORIJO,Jan 15 : In the news item 'TAH works begins in Upper Subansiri', the sentence 'the assessment of assets has been carried out by the land assessment team appointed by the district administration.' Should be read as 'the assessment of assets will be carried out by the land assessment team appointed by the district administration.' DIPRO



In connection with the news item "Contractual employees to boycott….," it is hereby corrected that the Association will stage first phase of rally and dharna from January 19 to 21 and second phase of rally and dharna from January 27 to 31. The inadvertent error is regretted.


News Impact

APCS aspirants laps up a major victory as APPSC relents

Fast unto death called off

[ Amar Sangno ]

ITANAGAR, Jan 15: There has been a major breakthrough as the ongoing 'Fast Unto Death' initiated by the Consultative Committee, APPSCCE (Mains) have been called off this evening, after the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission agreed to most of the demands.  A massive stalemate  lasted for more than a week.

"The APPSC have conceded to our demands and the Chairman Dr. Ligu Tacho and Member Mamang Dai have recused themselves from the entire examination process and also agreed to reset and re-conduct all of the papers in APPSCCE(M) 2013-14, said a press statement from the Consultative Committee.

We are proud that we have been successful in achieving this feat through a complete non-violent mode of protest from the start till this moment, it added.

The fresh exams (Mains) is likely to be held in May with all the papers reset.

The irate state Civil Service aspirants were forced to take up the drastic step after terming the magisterial report inconclusive. Later, caught off guard, the government had to hand the case over to SIT.

The hunger strike, started by Ujum Perying, who fasted for more than 90 hours from Jan 8 was later taken over Rajiv Gandhi University Political Science Professor, Dr. Nani Bath, All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) General Secretary Biru Nasi, Arunachal Civil Society (ACS) Chairman, Patey Tayum and Consultative Committee (CC) member Mepe Ete who had been fasting for the last four days.

Chairman of the Consultative Committee Israel Perme while terming it a victory appealed to the people of the state particularly various organizations including AAPSU to continue to demand for presidential reference to make the State Public Service Commission a better and effective one. He thanked organisations, administration and media for the positive outcome of the non-violent struggle. Perme further disclosed that the donation in the form of cash and kind extended by various individuals will be handed over to Donyi Polo Mission School for Hearing Impaired and Physically Challenged.

Meanwhile, APPSC Secretary, Ashok Kumar in a press comunique informed that APPSC chairman Dr. Ligu Tacho and member Mamang Dai have recused themselves from Commission's duties until the SIT investigation into the alleged question paper leak is over. He further informed that they will not involve themselves in APPSCC exams 2013-14 till the final result.

'The recusal issues with the assurance that there will be no legal or any other implication with negative impact on the functioning of the Commission during  the absence (recusal) of the Chairman and Member, and that the work of the Commission will go on smoothly', Kumar further added.

Apparently, the Commission took middle path to escape unceremonious exit as the insurmountable pressure has been building by both agitating aspirants as well as the state government for last one week.



Urgent need to develop border areas: Governor Sharma

ITANAGAR, Jan 15: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma emphasized that there is urgent need for strengthening the effort in developing border areas in the international and interstate boundaries. He suggested on expediting road connectivity projects to address the challenge.

He said this during a meeting with the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on Jan 14. They discussed on border area development and coordination amongst the security agencies and State Governments to instil sense of security among the people.

The Governor also stressed for appropriate mechanism to ensure proper coordination amongst the security forces to ensure foolproof security in the border areas, no infiltration and suggested for security drills as deterrents.

Referring to recent carnage in Assam and spill over violence incidence in Arunachal Pradesh, the Governor called for more coordination and cooperation among the State Government and security machineries.

The Governor, who is on an official tour to National Capital also met Dr. V.K. Saraswat, member NITI Aayog in New Delhi on the day.

In the meeting, the Governor reiterated for Arunachal specific proposals to attend the unique requirements of the frontier state of the country, which has international boundaries with 3 countries. He shared the challenges of the State owing the tough terrain, harsh climate and small population with huge area. He also informed Dr. Saraswat that as the ongoing projects particularly road connectivity, are not within the scheduled timeframe due to environmental factors. The Governor suggested for considerate and compassionate view while dealing with States like Arunachal Pradesh. They also discussed on harnessing the huge hydropower potential, solar and wind energies in the State. Continuing his effort in apprising the central ministries of the bottlenecks and urgent requirement of the State, the Governor called on the Union Minister of State for Railway Minister, Suresh Prabhu in the evening. He called for expediting the railway projects in the State announced by the Ministry, particularly the Murkongselek-Pasighat-Tezu-Parasuramkund-Rupai, which will have immense economic impact and facilitate in religious pilgrimage and tourism. The Governor further informed that the other projects, Missamari-Tawang and North Lakhimpur-Along-Silapathar are not only important in defence point of view but also will facilitate in harnessing the tourism and horticultural sector of the State.

The Governor reiterated his request for starting 'Rajdhani Express' between Naharlagun and Delhi at the earliest.

The Governor called on Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge) Tourism (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation, in New Delhi on 15th January 2015. They discussed for harnessing the tourism potential of the State and promotion of its ethnic culture. The Governor accentuated on expediting Greenfield airport and other airport and Advance Landing Ground projects in the State.



Byaling launches Aam Admi Bima Yojana for 3 districts

ITANAGAR, Jan 15: Home and Power Minister Tanga Byaling has launched first phase of Aam Admi Bima Yojana (AABY) covering BPL families of Kurung Kumey, Upper Subansiri and Upper Siang in a glittering function at SIRD conference Hall here today.

Speaking on the occasion, Byaling advised the Rural Development department to implement the scheme strictly through DRDAs and the Block Development Officers. "The real beneficiary should get the benefits," he said.

The Minister further said that the Insurance Corporation of India Limited, a well-known Insurance Company will render their valuable and timely service to the BPL families in case of emergencies. The Corporation and District Authorities should maintain coordination and cooperation for implementation of the scheme effectively, the Minister said. Byaling also handed over Rs. 15 Lacs to the LIC being the premium of Aam Admi Bima Yojana.

Jaydeep Thakur, Branch manager and Abdul Mullick, Deputy Manager, LIC Jorhat also highlighted the guidelines and procedures of Aam Admi Bima Jojana.

RD Secretary Tahang Taggu also requested the Deputy Commissioners, DRDA Project Directors and BDOs of Upper Subansiri, Kurung Kumey & Upper Siang districts to implement AABY strictly so that the benefits go to the real beneficiaries. He also asked LIC to keep proper liaison with the district administration and the nodal department for successful implementation of the scheme.

Earlier, Tarin Dakpe, RD Director highlighted the aims and objectives of the meeting. Tado Ado, Joint Director-cum-State Nodal Officer (AABY) requested for co-operation of all stakeholders in implementation of the scheme.

The Aam Admi Bima Yojana covers the Insurance for death and accidents. It provides Rs 30,000 for natural death, Accidental Death -Rs. 75,000, total disabilities due to loss of two parts of body -Rs. 75,000, total disability due to loss of one part of the body-  Rs. 37,100. In addition, two children of the beneficiary studying in class-IX to Class XII will be provided stipend of Rs. 100 per month, according to an official release.



BJP demands Govt to issue PMJDY card before Republic Day

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Jan 15:  State unit Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has today demanded the state government to issue Pradhan Mantri Jhan Dan Yojna (PMJDY) card, a scheme for comprehensive financial inclusion launched by the Prime Minister of India, to the public before upcoming Republic Day.

Addressing the reporters here at Arunachal Press Club today, party's chief spokesperson RK Khrimey said that the state government is yet to provide PMJDY card to the respective account holders even after it was launched last August.

He further revealed that the party after threadbare discussions yesterday had decided to recommend a single name from the state level as BJP candidate for the Bye Election to 27-Liromoba (ST) AC for which filing of nomination starts from 19th January, 2015. Khrimey, further informed that after a meeting yesterday with MLAs and office bearers, the party has decided for seeking a railway stoppage at Balipara for the public of Tawang, East Kameng and West Kameng districts.

"Northeast Frontier Railway has recently introduced passenger special service from Rangapara North to North Lahimpur, but it has yet to bring up stoppage at Balipara which is the main transit point of the three districts of western Arunachal", he said.

The party has also constituted State Level Bye-Election Management and Campaign Committee (SLBM&C) with Tamiyo Taga, MLA and Leader of Opposition as the chairman, Gegong Apang, ex-CM and Tumke Bagra, MLA as vice chairmen and Dominic Tadar, state general secretary as member secretary. Khrimey further said that Bye-Election Resource Mobilization Committee (BRMC) have been set up with Gegong Apang, ex-CM as the chairman, Khrimey as vice chairman and chief whip, Tage Taki, MLA as its member secretary.



Yingkiong gets Govt. Polytechnic College

YINGKIONG, Jan 15: "Education can grow well where there is a silent and conducive atmosphere" said Education Minister Tapang Taloh in a public gathering at Yingkiong after laying down the foundation stone for construction of Govt. Polytechnic College at Mobyar (Yingkiong) yesterday.

He hoped that the poor children of the area will avail education in the Polytechnic College as the college is being established at their door steps. He informed that Govt. has sanctioned Rs. 8 crores, out of which Rs. 2 crores will be sanctioned/released immediately for starting the construction work. He further said that there should not be any compromise in quality of works and requested the District Administration, public leaders and land donors to initiate necessary action for acquisition of the land at the earliest and also suggested them to properly monitor the construction work in order to maintain quality of work.

Taloh on behalf of the state government extended his gratitude to the land donors of Simong village for voluntarily donating the land free of cost for the noble cause and added that their supreme philanthropic sacrifice will be remembered by the people in the days to come. Parliamentary Secretary PWD Alo Libang in his speech expressed his gratitude to state government for their vision and commitment shown in education sector which is manifested in the form of establishment of Polytechnic College in a remote area like Yingkiong. He also acknowledged the sacrifice of the land donors who had really helped him achieve his dream in the education sector in Upper Siang district in general and Tuting-Yingkiong constituency in particular. He appealed the people of the area and Govt. officers to extend their cooperation for early establishment of the Polytechnic College.

MLA Olom Panyang, Higher & Technical Education Director, Dr. Tejum Padu, Deputy Commissioner Tariq Thomas, SP Tage Habung, head of departments, Govt. officers, public leaders, GBs, PRI members of Yingkiong circle were also present on the occasion. DIPRO



25 APCS aspirants benefit from free coaching prog

ITANAGAR, Jan 15: Altogether 25 APCS aspirants from various disciplines benefited from the 8 days free coaching programme which came to an end at ATI today.

The programme was organized by Seva Bharati, Arunachal & Jnana Prabodhini, Pune in collaboration with ATI, Arunachal.

Addressing the inaugural function as guest resource persons, both engineer Tagong Ketan, CE (PHED) and  Dr. Joram Beda, Secretary (Tourism) delivered motivated speeches as per their personal achievements and experiences.

Addressing the concluding today, Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner, Tayi Kaye has said that hard labour and persistency are the core factors of success. He advised the participants not to be carried away by the worldly materialistic life, rather one should focus on the objective of life with persistent hard labour.

In both the inaugural and concluding functions, Director (ATI) Pate Marik advised the Civil Service aspirants to inculcate sense of discipline, dedication, hard labour and sincerity with honest approaches without deviating from the objective.



Siang Aarti Mahotsava celebrated

Prafulla Kaman

PASIGHAT, Jan 15: Following in the foot-step of 'Ganga Aarti Festival', the first ever 'Sarvajanik Siang Aarti Mahotsava-2015' was celebrated today at Komolighat on the right bank of Siang River to mark Makar Sankaranti. The organizers have taken the initiative with a commitment to promote tolerance and understanding among various ethnic communities and religious groups of the country, who exchanged traditional ethos during the celebration.

People of different communities and religious group performed rituals at the banks of Siang the peace and prosperity of the society.  Besides the people from Arunachal, devotees from different communities such as Mishing, Assamese, Bodo, Nepali, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi etc gathered at Komlighat this morning and took a holy dip in Siang water on account of Maker Sankranti. The members of Donyi-Polo Yelam Kebang, Vedic Hindu, Sankardev Sangha, Sikhs, and Buddhists separately performed ritual according to their religious beliefs and prayed River Siang for the prosperity of the society. They also participated in the extravaganza showcasing the rich cultural treasure. "The first ever Aarti in the Siang was aimed at developing unity and integrity among the different communities on a common platform and thus laying foundation of a journey towards building better united Arunachal," said Makpak Peyang, organizing secretary.

Pasighat DFO(T), Tabang Jamoh, president of organizing committee, stated that in the coming days they will undertake slew of activities aimed at creating an ambience of love and tolerance for cultural prosperity.

It needs to be mentioned here that Komolighat was developed under the initiative of former East Siang Deputy Commissioner, RK Mishra, who spearheaded movement to cleanse the riverbank jungles and set up a recreation park at the location. The local people have demanded administration to develop the area as tourist destination.

Participating on the occasion, Pasighat East MLA, Kaling Moyong urged the people to maintain unity and brotherhood for overall development. Impressed by overwhelming participation of different communities, the MLA expressed hope to organize the Aarti in grandeur manner in the future.

East Siang DC Nidhi Srivastava, former DC Rajesh Kr Mishra and officials besides local leaders also attended the occasion.

The Mahotsava this time was sponsored by Mona Peyang, wife of Pasighat Municipal Councilor Makpak Peyang.



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Speed up green field airport project

The absence of proper air connectivity with the major cities of country has been a cause of concern for the people of Arunachal. The helicopter service currently being operated is just not enough to meet the demands of the travelers. To make the matter worse, the proposed Green Field Airport at Hollongi is caught up in bureaucratic shackle at the ministry of civil aviation. However, today Governor Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma called on Dr. Mahesh Sharma Minister of State for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (Independent Charge) at New Delhi.

The Governor appealed for expediting Greenfield airport project and other Advance Landing Ground projects in the State. This development comes after Chief Minister Nabam Tuki yesterday meets the same minister and discussed the pending sanction of the Greenfield Airport at Hollongi. CM requested the Union Minister to recommend the inclusion of the proposal in the Union Budget of 2015-16. The government of India should speed up the Green Field Airport project as it will provide much needed air connectivity to the people of state. Especially during Assam bandh calls, it becomes extremely difficult for the citizen to move out of the state. Students and those in need of medical attention outside the state are the worst sufferer in such situation.

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True spirit of a peaceful protest

Dear Editor,

The 96 hours hunger strike launched by a young lady Ujum Perying which concluded peacefully at 10 AM on 12th January has made a mark in the political history of Arunachal Pradesh. It was democratic; therefore it received support from various walks of life. Had it been in undemocratic way she might have not received so much support in her endeavour. The effectiveness of peaceful way of protest has widely been understood by many people through her 96 hours long hunger strike. In fact it has sent a strong message across the state. What she is doing is not the matter but as a citizen of Arunachal State, her chosen method of protest is truly appreciable. Even the State Government and AP Public Service Commission too should appreciate her democratic protest after all we are living together in a democratic Society. Redressing of demands placed by her is at the wisdom of AP Public Service Commission and State Government and they should work out its possible ways to solve this problem at the earliest possible.

In support of her demands, four more persons dared to resort to an indefinite fast.  The gravity of the situation has further increased and what next I do not know but I wish no one should go beyond democratic purview so that very democratic fabrics of our peaceful State is not disturbed.

I as a journalist in many occasions have seen vandalism of offices, police stations, burning of buses and damaging of properties by various agitators which attracted condemnations from many sections of society.

For the first time an agitator received lots of support from various corner of life because of her democratic approach without causing inconvenience to any one rather putting herself to a great extent of pain by not taking food for 96 hours. It seems true spirit of peaceful protest in a democratic way is dawning in the State.


Taro Chatung,

Senior Journalist




A neglected district

Dear Editor,

Through your esteem daily, I would like to share the reality of Dibang valley District Anini, which had been created since two decades ago but still remain undermined in terms of infrastructure development and sincerity of government employees. After more than one and half year staying outside the state, when I went back to home district, I was utterly surprised as well as frustrated towards the policy of state government. Since time immemorial people of Dibang valley Anini have faced many untold pathetic testimonies due to havoc of natural disaster & climatic condition, at the same time case of negligence by state government; we are neither competing nor comparing with other district for university, industry etc. Simply we pray that the state government kindly pay a bit of attention towards our district. Despite the fact that it is situated near international border, it remains isolated from rest of the world.

There is an epithet in Arunachal, Anini is the place of punishment for government employee, resulting in inefficient and complacent attitude of officers.  None of government staff remain in their posting place & duty, basic medical facilities are unavailable resulting in many difficulties of patients particularly pregnant women.

Middle schools and primary schools have become bastion of cattle and there is only one higher secondary school that too with inadequate staff. Luckily, it is bestowed with one JNV which is also not completed till now.

On the other hand, inflation of basic commodities is skyrocketing.  One kg of potato is sold at eighty rupees but administration seems not bothered, which isn’t a joke at all. One way of Transportation charges from Roing to Anini is more than six hundreds rupees while high risk of life is enormous with pathetic roads condition. Students who are studying in middle and primary school hailing from far off places face untold difficulties due to irregular stipends which is most vital for poor students.

The primary duty of state government is to promote basic education as well as right to education but it does not work over there.

In Delhi, we stand together for the cause of north eastern people and ask for equality in all aspect but when we come back to our own state and home district, it is rather disappointing to see all the inequality.


Taying Mipi

Jawaharlal Nehru University,  New Delhi




The pre paid system

Dear Editor,

Indeed the department of power is doing a noble job for rising revenue for the Department by restricting illegal power consumption. In doing this, it is noticed that the Govt. Quarters alone are being targeted for installation of pre-paid energy meter. My suggestion is that first attempt to install metering system should be Industries, Business Centres and big buildings /business community who are major power consumer. The Govt, quarter are occupied by law abiding employees. They are paying regular bills.

Further, there is lot of opposition regarding installations of Pre-paid Electric Metering Systems. My question to the fellow citizens is that, if you could ask electrical facilities from the Govt, why you are not willing to pay for the facilities provided to you? However, the Department should check the correctness of the installed meters. It is bit exorbitant. For example a consumer whose electrical consumption is around Rs.400/- per month as per old meter system has to recharged double of that amount but it is doubtful that it will last for a month. Hope the Department will look into the matter as 70% of Capital dwellers are struggling for Roti, Kapra or Makan and they are counted in have nots.

Hope the mission of the Department will be accomplished with outmost care to the consumers without hurting their sentiments and lowering the rate of per unit cost.


Kipa  Tar

Vivek Vihar








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