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Pinch leads social service

ITANAGAR, July 26: Led by Doimukh MLA Ngurang Pinch, ZPM Tana Bada, Tana Debashree and Tana Akin (former ASMs), Dr Taba Heli, Yab Bussu and Tana Guyap, GPM, a big team of people from different walks of life, daunting the inclemency of the weather had gathered at Midpu-Lekha Panchayat link road yesterday and rendered social service throughout the day by cleaning a stretch of about a kilometer of wild growth and clogged rain water.

The social service was organized by the service committee chairman Teshi Raju supported by Tana Sota and GB Teshi Taya.

The social service team concluded, besides the villagers, the Papum Pare DDSE Ganiya Legi and other government officers residing in the area.


Tapak urges for more seats

ITANAGAR, July 26: Former minister cum Bharatiya Janata Party state unit president Dr Tangor Tapak appealed upon the concerned authority to increase the teacher posts under SSA considering the population and interest of the people in 37-Pasighat Assembly constituency.

Dr Tapak pointed out that of the 50 posts sanctioned for East Siang district only 1 post has been sanctioned against 37-Pasighat Assembly constituency.

The already existing schools in the constituency has been running short of teachers and by sanctioning one post to the largely populated constituency, the public and the educated youths are feeling deprived and neglected by the state government, Dr Tapak further said.

He also said that there is resentment particularly in the youths who are unemployed and are in search of job for their livelihood.

Dr Tapak appreciated the state government for taking the initiative through SSA to fulfill the needs and requirement of teachers in various schools where there is shortage of teaching staffs.


Toru bans hunting and fishing

ITANAGAR, July 26: A meeting of panchayat leaders, GBs, senior citizens and Range Forest officer along with the Toru circle officer was held to check illegal hunting and fishing in Toru circle. Hunting and fishing has been strictly prohibited. The meeting further said that no persons shall be allowed to carry fire arms including air-guns in the area.

Any individual violating the prohibitory notice will be prosecuted as per Forest Act 1972, the release said.Two point’s resolutions were unanimously adopted in the meeting chaired by Anchal chairperson Tana Yadum at Kheel community hall, Toru under Papum Pare district.

Meanwhile Toru CO has also issued a prohibitory order banning indiscriminate hunting and fishing in the area.



AOA appeals Forest Dept to abide by court order

ITANAGAR, July 26: Arunachal Olympic Association (AOA) appealed to the department of Environment and Forest to reconsider its earlier advertisement for recruitment of twenty forest guards.

The association said that the concerned department has violated the judgment of the High Court and the order of the State Chief Secretary directing all appointing authority and all HoDs for immediate implementation of 5% reservation for meritorious sports person in their respective departments.AOA warned that if the department of environment and forest fail to implement 5% reservation for meritorious sports person in the recruitment of forest guards, it would launch a democratic movement besides filing a case against the department on contempt of court.


3 students get into NIFT

ITANAGAR, July 26: Three students of Garment & Fashion Technology department of Rajiv Gandhi Government Polytechnic Itanagar have qualified to take admission into the degree course in the prestigious National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT).

L P Mamung has been selected to undergo degree in Textile Design in NIFT Bangalore, Ritupurna Acharjee for Fashion Design in NIFT Rae-Bareli and Anant Raja for Accessory Design in NIFT Delhi.

RGG Polytechnic principal Prof T Madhusudan congratulated the trio on their excellent performance.

Garment & Fashion Technology HoD A K Tripathy informed that the institute has been constantly helping students in finding placements in higher educational institutes while grooming them for national level competitions.


Model Village Football Club enter final

ITANAGAR, Jul 26: Model Village Football Club (MVFC) beat Rego Ego Yama Bango Sports Association (REYBSA) in the second semifinal of the Tai Nikam Memorial Football Trophy played at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here today.

In the first half, REYBSA was leading by one goal with Dagli Riba scoring in the 30th minutes. However, in the second half of the match Techi Tada and Loyi Kena of MVFC scored one goal each to enter the final to play against Bamang Taji Football Club (BTFC) on July 28.

The third place match will be played between CCFC and REYBSA on Jul 27.



Arrest under NSA “hurried”

ITANAGAR: Peoples Party of Arunachal said that arrest of two youths from Kurung-Kumey district under National Security Act is “hurriedly done”. It appeal to the administration that if detained persons are innocent they should be immediately released.

Before charging them under National Security Act, the person’s nature and integrity need to be verified and their motives ascertained, it said. The Government should ensure that innocent people should not be harassed and made to suffer said its General Secretary Dr. Ashan Riddi.


Compensation sought for farmers

ITANAGAR: The Adi Among Autonomous Kebang (AAAK) has urged the state chief minister to provide compensation to the farmers of East Siang district at the earliest saying that the district is facing draught like situation.

It demanded that aid in the form of monetary help be provided immediately to the affected families.

The Kebang further urged the state government to chalk out a permanent solution to deal with such situations in the future by constructing a proper and reliable source of irrigation in the district through government agencies.


ANSU thanks govt

ITANAGAR: The All Nyishi Students Union has expressed its gratitude to Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, Legislators Balo Raja and Nikh Kamin for creation of an independent ADC administrative division at Yachuli and Pania in Kurung Kumey and a circle office at Yazali.

The Union stated that such initiatives by leaders of the state would help usher development in neglected areas besides bringing administration to the door steps of the people.




(Readers’ Forum)




Dawn-Lit Post managed to remove imbalance


Since its formation in 1995, NIHRO has witnessed the growth of the fourth estate in Arunachal Pradesh through close interaction with the journalists and the news papers they work for. The emergence of the Dawn-lit Post removed the then existing east-west imbalance in terms of news coverage and in this way, the paper serves the larger interest of the state. The news paper is known for responsible reporting and for upholding the right to freedom of expression even by putting its staff at the risk of attacks by those bent upon stifling the democratic voice of citizens of the state.

The organization is concerned at the growing feeling of insecurity among the journalists due to threats to their lives, some time or the other. NIHRO appreciates the civil society organizations of the state for coming out with press statements condemning the attack on Mr. Ravindran. The organization joins the rest in demanding from the government appropriate and timely, punitive action against the culprits. At the same time, the organization recommends award from media community for journalists such as Mr. Ravindran who are performing their duties towards the society risking their lives and thereby upholding the image of fourth estate.


Tado Karlo

Chairman, NIHRO






Peaceful discussion brings fruitful solution


Apropos the letter published in ‘Readers’ Forum’ columns in your esteemed daily on July 22 last, we on behalf of  Dimapur Footpath Trader Women Welfare Society, ltanagar, would like to express our opinion.

S Bagang, the writer of the letter, has no right to kick on our stomach by inducing the authority to evict us from the place where we had installed small shops to earn hardly a daily bread.

We want Bagang to explain how it turns like ‘a dinosaur hatching its offspring’ when the State Govt has constructed a pay toilet beneath the clock tower for welfare of the public as a part of the cleanliness drive. Where have you been for about 5 years when there was lot of dirty things in and around the clock tower? If the Govt evicts the 31 shopkeepers, where will they go?

We have no personal enmity with Bagang. We welcome him to discuss the matter peacefully but not by this way, publishing article in the newspapers.


Biki Yanya, president

Godak Yapi, secretary

Dimapur Footpath Trader Women Welfare Society, Itanagar.







Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to extend my special thanks to local MLA Nido Pavitra for his hard work and dedication in getting approved the Tamen-Dollungmukh NEC road under the 11th five year plan. The said road was the long-pending demand of the Tamen-Dollungmukh people for nearly 20 years.

My special thanks also go to Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and PWD Minister Nabam Tuki for their kind and special contribution towards the approval of the said NEC road.


Temin Gumin Nido,

An intellectual, Tamen-Dollungmukh area

July- 27

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