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July  - 09


It’s a tie DNGC and JNC

ITANAGAR, July 8: With the declaration of results of Second year undergraduate courses, the final results of undergraduate courses in Science, Arts and Commerce of Rajiv Gandhi University is out.

There is a tie between Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat and Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar, each with 17 top slots (See list). Indira Gandhi Govt College,   Tezu was at distant third spot with eleven toppers. However, the result of the topper in BA (hons) has been withheld.  This could mean both DNGC and JNC still have some competitions for the top spot.

The results are available on University website: www.rgu.ac.in.


They made it possible

ITANAGAR, July 8: In an effort to contribute something from their end towards development of education infrastructure, the Govt officials, panchayat leaders and business community, gaon burahs, students, youth and general public of Mengio circle have constructed five OBT rooms for teachers of Government Secondary School Sakiang, Mengio on July 5 and 6. The two-day social service was organized by the School management and development committee.

The institution has been facing accommodation problems for teachers and students both boys and girls for the last five years, it was informed and authorities are requested to construct buildings for teachers’ quarters and hostels for students besides adequate infrastructure like furniture at the school.


Orgs seeks government attention on shortage of teachers

ITANAGAR, Jul 8: Many schools in remote areas of Arunachal Pradesh are either lying defunct or are on the verge of close for want of teachers affecting the academic studies of students which is evident from Press releases to local dailies demanding for posting of teachers by various students organizations.

According to All Bokar Students’ Union (ABSU), many inter-village and primary schools under Manigong and Pidi circles of West Siang district are lying defunct or are somehow managed by one or two teachers. The lone secondary school has also fallen short of teachers, the union said. Further, shortage of classrooms and teachers quarters are also adversely affecting the entire education system, the union claimed.

The students union urged the authority concerned of education department to immediately post sufficient teachers in those schools for the sake of students. It also appealed government for effective implementation of Right to Education Act in the area so that people could reap its benefit.

All Kurung Kumey District Gaon Burah Welfare Association expressed concerned over teachers’ absenteeism and supported DC’s decision to check such absentee teachers. The gaon burah association, in its meeting held at Palin yesterday also cautioned fellow GBs and HGBs to stay at their respective villages and attend national festivals like Republic Day, Independence Day etc. regularly.

Meanwhile, All Pipu Chayang-Tajo Gawe Purrang Sawa Students’ Union held irregular teaching and non-teaching staff responsible for poor academic results and underdevelopment of the area. The students union urged those irregular teachers and staff of various departments to reach their respective posting places immediately and report for duties. Otherwise, the union would take its own course of action, the union threatened in a release. It also appealed to the Chayang Tajo MLA to take stern action against all non-performing and irregular staff.


Committee demands for committee

ITANAGAR, July 8: Parsi Parlo Area Development Committee and All Kurung Kumey District Gaon Burah Welfare Association Branch- Parsi Parlo in a letter to Chief Secretary highlighting the problems faced by the public, poor infrastructure and misappropriation of Border Area Development Fund in the area since 2008, appealed for constitution of enquiry committee headed by first class magistrate officer for spot verification and inquiry in the matter.


Dabi visits Vidya Mandir

PASIGHAT, July 8:  Home Minister Tako Dabi has visited the Sri Sri Vidya Mandir (SSVM) Pasighat on July 7 last.

While visiting the school, Dabi said such institute also teaches Yoga for healthy and energetic life ensuring stress free and child friendly environment. He was accompanied by DC Onit Panyang, SSP D C Srivastav, DDSE T Talom, DMO Dr T Taloh and DIPRO O  Pertin  during his visit.

The Project Coordinator AOLF Mitra Agarwal in her deliberation lauded the unconditional and continues supports of Dabi to the organisation in establishing the school at Pasighat and transformed Guruji’s vision into reality nurturing children to take care of themselves, society, state and country. DIPRO


CRPF conducts ‘Goodwill’ Football tournament

khonsa, Jul  8: A “goodwill” football tournament was organized by the 36Bn CRPF at Khonsa from July 5 to 8 with the aim to create wide understanding and closer relations between civilian people and the CRPF in the region.

As total of eight teams from various villages of Tirap district enthusiastically participated in the tournament.

The final match was played between Khonsa Football Club and Kheti Youth Welfare Association (KYWA) in which the former defeated the latter.

Tirap deputy commissioner Wangliam Lowang gave away trophies to the winner and runners-up teams.

Sanand Kamal, Commandant 36 Bn CRPF distributed track suits, participation certificates to each participating player. He also distributed  sports materials during the opening ceremony.

While giving away trophies, the DC urged the people to stay in touch with CRPF and praised the Commandant for taking such positive activities for the civilian people.

The Commandant stressed the need for co-operation between civilian people and CRPF and said that the football tournament has helped achieve the desired goal to a great extent. He also assured to conduct such sports programme in the future too. DIPRO


Food Minister assures to streamline of PDS in Arunachal

NEW DELHI, July 8: Union Agriculture & Food Minister Sharad Pawar has assured all possible assistance from his ministry to Arunachal Pradesh in meeting its food requirements besides streamlining the PDS, which is literally the lifeline of the people of the state.

Five NCP MLAs of the state along with other party members under the leadership of state unit president Ngurang Pinch today called on Pawar at Krishi Bhavan and had a detailed discussion on various issues confronting the state.

Giving details of the representation submitted to the union minister jointly by the five NCP MLAs, Spokesperson of the state NCP unit and MLA from Nyapin Bamang Felix said that the top most priority of the party is to streamline the PDS. Therefore, the party has pleaded the minister to issue a notification for establishment of a separate FCI Regional Office at Itanagar by bifurcating it from the existing Guwahati office. This, the legislators claim, would also decentralize the monitoring process and enable strict implementation of PDS.

The MLAs also demanded complete taking over of PDS in Arunachal by the FCI. This, Felix reminded, has also been endorsed by the present state government on several occasions. The members lamented that instead of resolving the problems in PDS the FCI and Food Ministry are taking recourses by initiating litigations and further deteriorating the situation.

Citing that local contractors are not coming forward to lift food items from FCI depots due to non release of payment and arbitrary litigations by the FCI and Food Ministry, the members called for the Minister’s intervention to sort it out.

Other appeals in the representation are release of payment to PDS contractors who are not involved in any litigations, enhancement of the PDS quota, creation of Assistant Director for National Rural Horticulture Mission at Itanagar, immediate execution of the Green Field Airport at Itanagar and special package for development under Fisheries, Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Medicinal Plants and other elite departments held by NCP Ministers at the Center.

According to Felix, Pawar after giving a thought to the demands suggested a meeting including all officials of the concerned ministries and the FCI with the MLAs. Pawar, therefore, has convened another meeting on Monday of all NCP ministers, Secretaries, Directors as well as the CMD of FCI to discuss the issue and evolve strategies to assist Arunachal in all possible way.

Felix also revealed that Pawar has accepted the invitation to visit Arunachal Pradesh soon, which when materializes would be Pawar’s maiden visit to the northeastern state. The state NCP is expecting that Pawar in the visit would announce substantial packages for the state that would certainly enhance the party’s image before the electorates.

Meanwhile, Pinch has extended gratefulness to the party president and union minister for accepting the invitation to visit the state. He asserted that such positive response from the leader would boost the morale of NCP workers in the state and the North East.



APYC appeals for fund

ITANAGAR:  Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) appealed the Congress led- Dorjee Khandu, Govt for more funds for 19-Nyapin (ST) Assembly Constituency.

Though Nyapin Circle headquarter has already celebrated Golden Jubilee, there are no infrastructure. ADC headquarters and Govt. College, Nyapin was also established without any infrastructures. There is no single Sub-division of work departments in the area it said and called for creation of new sub-division of  PWD & Power.


Cable theft

ITANAGAR:  The telephone connections of Vivek Vihar, KGS Sector, R K Mission and some parts of Ganga area are affected due to the cable theft  near  Axis Bank on the night of  July 7, informed BSNL authority. However repairing work is going on, it said and requested the consumers to cooperate with them.


Posting of doctors urged

MIAO: All Changlang District Students’ Union (ACDSU) in a letter to the Director of Health Services urged for immediate posting of doctor against vacant posts at PHC Kharsang under Changlang district.

The local populace are facing huge health crisis as this is the malaria peak season, the union said and further added that the poor are paying a heavy price due to absence of doctors. Traveling to distant hospitals at the time of emergencies is another problem being faced by the common people, the union said.


Association for ricein lieu of wheat

ITANAGAR: All Kurung Kumey District FPS Welfare Association decided to approach the state Govt for allocation of rice in lieu of wheat.

While discussing various problems being faced by the fair price shops of Kurung Kumey district in a general body meeting of the Association at Sangram on July 5, it has supported the present system of sub-allocation of food grain by the district administration.



ITANAGAR, July 7: Papum Pare District Nationalist Congress Party (DNCP) has condoled the death of Late Kara Kaniya who died after prolonged illness at GNRC Guwahati on July 7 last. Late Kaniya was mother of DNCP president Kara Gambo and wife of Kara Hechi, head gaon burah of Baat village, Itanagar.

The party unit prayed to Almighty for eternal peace of departed soul and bestow enough strength to the aggrieved family to bear the irreparable loss.


SIE Workshop

ITANAGAR, July 8: State Institute of Education (SIE) would conduct a five days workshop for preparation of annual calendar of activities for DIETs of Arunachal Pradesh at its institute, Gohpur Tinali, Itanagar from July 12.

Education Commissioner Hage Khoda and DSE T Taloh will attend the inaugural session of the workshop as chief guest and guest of honour respectively.


“Illegal construction”

ITANAGAR, July 8: Bhalukpong Welfare Society (BWS) has alleged that Govt land in Bhalukpong area has been occupied illegally and construction is also going on. It appealed the authorities to prevent such illegal occupation of Govt land.



ITANAGAR, July  8: Nabam Kakam has been elected as Anchal Chairperson of IXth Leporiang Anchal Samities in a special anchal session conducted on July 5 last.

Seme Lamnio has been appointed as East Kameng District Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) general secretary.



In this land of opportunists

Dear Editor,

All the people want a peaceful and corruption free society, but it seems that in our state corrupt individuals are never taken to task. Some years ago there was lot of talk about a scam in Public Distribution System, and it was told the matter was under investigation. As an ordinary citizen we want to know the position of case.

Any business house or enterprises which siphoned off the resources meant for poor and downtrodden must face the mighty hand of law. In reality such people are negative to the overall good of society and enemy of welfare state. Govt officials who involved in corruptions must be dealt with strictest possible measure and should be brought to books.

PDS Scandal which is biggest known scam in the crime history of Arunachal Pradesh need to be investigated properly by highly efficient and able police officers without bias or partiality. Such scams made some people rich overnight but is not a good inspiration for younger generation to emulate.

The Arunachal Citizens Right ACR has been the only body who could raise this issue in public we salute them for boldness.

In this land of opportunists, we do not have any political party or union worthy to fight corruptions. We appeal the police personnel and government agencies who are involved in investigating corruption cases to perform their duties with outmost dedication and sincerity to establish a just society and just nation. By stealing public money through corrupt means making thousand below poverty Line is not digestible. Come let us fight for corruption free society. I appeal brave citizens of our state to express their views.


Ranhang Bosai





Start work  

Dear  Editor,

I would like to draw the Kind attention of NHPC, Tawang. It may be mentioned here that NHPC had agreed upon to build the tunnel measuring approximately 9 KMs that will connect Senge (West Kameng) with Jang (Tawang), while signing MoA for Tawang Chhu Stage I and Stage II Project at the behest of Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu during his tenure as the Power Minister. Difficulty being faced by the people during Rainfall in the summer and snowfall in the winter to cross Sela pass was clearly explained by Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu while on a joint survey with Arunachal Pradesh Govt and NHPC on 28 Jan’2010.

I, therefore, request the authority concerned to take necessary step to start early construction of the tunnel without further bias. I also eagerly request the Tawang Students’ union to look into the matter seriously and give some good piece of mind to the NHPC.


N Sange (on email)




My birth right

Dear Editor,

Apropos the editorial "Walking the same path"         ( 8 July), Indian democracy has got downgraded to such a dreadful pass that neither merit nor experience, but merely paternal or maternal lineage has become the prime eligibility to don the mantle of Prime Minister, Chief Minister, MP or MLA.

Right from Kashmir to Karnataka, Maharashtra to Meghalaya; the Omar Abdullahs, H D Kumaraswamis, Supriya Sules and Agatha Sangmas are getting smoothly nominated and/or elected to different Chairs just by bankng on the legacy of either of their parents. Even West Bengal, untouched by this medieval practice till recently, has also fallen prey to political feudalism. Thus the relatives or spouse of A.B.A. Ghani Khan Chowdhury/ Priya Ranjan Dasmunshi are enjoying their political triumph with utmost ease. In such a dismal and feudal scenario, it is natural that political ambitions of Y.S.Jaganmohan Reddy will soar to the sky and expect that he will be smoothly crowned the "King" in Hyderabad just because he happens to be the son of late Chief Minister Rajsekhar Reddy!

It is high time India learns to become a mature democracy where people should get access to a post by virtue of integrity, honesty, goodwill, experience and hard work only. Mere birth in a particular family should not be the parameter of a person's accession to a Chair.


Kajal Chatterjee,





Time to look for solution

Dear Editor,

Tom Simai article “A perplexing past and a frightening future” in Arunachal is an eye opener for Arunachalees and fellow countrymen.

The vexed issue on Chakma Hajong Refugee matter had been the hot talk hovering at AAPSU, Court, ECI level, yet the out-comes are more in favour of the foreign origin people through court injunctions. The Political Officer, Forest Officers including U Chakma of yester years and references of letters Nos. and details of family settlement in 1964 if preserved will be a talking history.

The Mpen matter is a naked truth that the tribal rights and ownership over their ancestral land and water are inherited birth right supported more strongly by the Govt. with a LPC yet encroachment is done and the Hon’ble Court in one order re-stored the ownership to LPC holder and in another order a stay and statusquo is directed.  

In recent times, Officers posted and involved on disputes and claims related to Chakma Hajongs are subjected to personal attendance either for contempt of Court orders or for concocted episodes alleging police, Magistrates of killing arrested persons whereas they are kept  in confinements at Gauhati earning undue favours from the Human Right Commission.  Notices are issued to Magistrates and Police on Lawful duty alleging of torture etc to continue illegal occupation of un-allotted settlement areas and reserve forests areas by the Chakmas.

On the other hand the abnormal uprising of Chakma population, not Hajongs are growing day by day with unchecked influx from Megalaya, Mizoram, Tripura even may be from Bangladesh. The BEFR Act is not applied to them as on date and checking mechanism are yet to be conceived.

The shops without Trading licenses and weekly markets without any order at Chakma inhabited areas, the economic inequality where poor indigenous individual does not have sufficient food stock for a year but the said community have surplus out of illegally occupied WRC/Jhum Agri.  land to feed on, the growing crimes ranging from physical attack and causing severe injury to Late Chitra Mihu than C.O. Diyun, thereafter killing a Tangsa GB Late Nokkam Kimsing and murder of Diyun ZPM Late Ongla Singpho and many more crimes in the Police records are a grave concern for all right thinking citizen.  

As of now issues are hovering around Administration, Police and Forest, more precisely the Judiciary is set into motion due to persistent appeals and petitions by the Chakmas but we feel the Govt. organs i.e. Legislature and Executive should now act upon and enact laws and guidelines best suited to the ground realities to enable the grassroots Administration/Police/Forest Deptts. to work on that conceived methods. Also delegates comprising people’s representative and senior bureaucrats should discuss and consult Central Govt. at appropriate Ministry and forum before it is too late and also create a new Department for the refugees with updated records and figures etc.

There is apprehension that indigenous tribes of Lohit and Changlang comprising Khamtis, Mishmis, Singphos, Tangsas shall have a suffocative life and may out number local people by Chakmas in a time if the present trends of, Illegal encroachment, Unchecked influx and Crimes continue from these foreign origin people under banner of the committee for Citizenship Rights of the Chakmas of Arunachal Pradesh headed by Subimal Bikash Chakma President and a law graduate with its Head Office at New Delhi.

I sincerely feel if P. N. Luthra than Adviser to Governor of Assam in that point of time admonished and reprimanded P.O. U. Chakma as revealed by Simai, we have no dearth of Legislators, capable citizens today who could shoulder this problem affectively for betterment of our motherland and the land of rising sun.


Hengo Basar (on email)




Language lobby

Dear Editor,

In Paltan Bazar in Guwahati, the north-east hub, some crooked lobby has put up a huge bill board of a brand of cement, right opposite to Hotel Raj Mahal, which strongly endorses the product in the Bengali language.

Being from Assam and north-east, several tribes and communities have a due claim over the growth and development of the Assamese language. Since the coming of the British, a strong Bengali lobby has always tried to make inroads of Bengali into north-east which they have succeeded in places like Tripura and Silchar, the ancient kingdom of Kachari kings where still a few Assamese speaking Kachari families are to be found in a few villages.

After 1947, a strong Hindi lobby has been promoting the use of Hindi in north-east and they have been most successful in Arunachal Pradesh. There was a time when an Adi used to speak to a Nocte in a variant of Assamese. Today the Central govt has imposed Hindi all throughout the state. The people of Assam should be vigilant against the lobbies who are always scheming to promote languages from Bengal and Bihar , Uttar Pradesh in north-east from time to time. Many naughty and crooked people from other parts of India stay in north-east and try to create trouble among us with crooked policies.


Satyen Brahma,

(on email)




No network

Dear Editor,

I would like to draw the attention of authority concern towards the problem being faced by the people of Seijosa circle regarding Mobile phone network. Whenever power goes off there is no network facility. It depends on availability of power.

So, I would request authority concern to look into the matter immediately and supply necessary material to the Telephone exchange.


Yanung Kino, Seijosa




Give a helping hand to media

Dear Editor,

We all are aware that the media has become almost as necessary as food and clothing in today’s world. In fact, media is the mirror of society as it plays an outstanding role in strengthening the society. The flow of information is important for the development of communities and the media facilitates this. Without a wide array of information, people’s opinions and views would be limited and their impressions and conclusions of the world around them stunted. But in state like us, some ignorant people politically motivated, constantly try to dishearten the media as it discloses their truthfulness towards the society. Since the days of our statehood, still we are breathing corruption and injustice, perhaps, because of our ignorance, but, now, we need some changes, both on a social and Government level as we are already far behind from the rest of the world.  

Therefore, I sincerely request my fellow Arunachalees to extend our moral support to the committed media persons to work for betterment of our society, especially in this age, in which globalization and liberalization have become the order of the day.


Taw Teri

Roing (on email)






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