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Union appeals transferred staff to vacate quarters

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: All Upper Subansiri District Students’ Union highlighting the accommodation problems faced by the staff of Daporijo education department, appealed to all the transferred staff of government secondary school, Daporijo to vacate their government quarter within seven days to facilitate quarter to their relievers.

It also urged the authority of the Navodhaya Vidhyalaya Central School Mak Dong, Upper Subansiri District to complete the construction of school building immediately and also appealed to the concerned district authority to look into the matter.


Forum threatens to launch phase wise bandh

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: Claiming its 1st phase of 12-hours Capital bandh jointly called by three organizations on July 14 as successful; All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Forum (AAPYF) said the Forum is fighting for rights of the Arunachalees and against corruption.

Criticizing the organizations or individuals who had opposed the bandh as baseless, the Forum claimed that it is fighting for rights of Arunachalees and also called bandh for betterment of the state.  It threatened to go with 2nd and 3rd phase capital bandh if their demands for termination of a minister, CIC  and others who were allegedly involved in illegal appointment, re-arrest of prime accused in  explosive materials planting case and decrease in RTI fees are  met.

Meanwhile, the Forum said that it has decided to take strict action against its former general secretary for issuing press release in connection with the bandh call without knowledge of the Forum and appointed Okong Megu as acting general secretary of the AAPYF.  However, Arunachal Pradesh Abo-tani Clans Youth Organisation (APATCYO) had withdrawn from the joint bandh.


KCR reiterates demand

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: Kameng Citzens Right (KCR) has reiterated its demand for immediate removal of both Minister Atum Welly and Chief Information Commissioner Y.D. Thongchi from their respective posts to facilitate free and fair investigation of the alleged illegal appointment with forged certificate.

KCR, which held a meeting today in connection with the illegal appointment, release of one of the accused of explosive planting case and the clarification given by the CIC, criticized the State Government for being mum on the whole issue and demanded both the Governor and Chief Minister to drop Welly from the state cabinet and remove the CIC from his post to facilitate free and fair investigation  by the investigating authority.

Describing that their repeated demands fell into deaf ear, KCR hoped that good sense will prevail upon Government and it will realize the gravity of the issue to solve it at the earliest.

It also called upon Welly to step down from his post on moral ground. Further KCR demanded cancellation of bail granted to Sanjeev Tana, one of the accused in grenade planting case. KCR appealed to the investigating officer and OC of the concern police station to conduct investigation fairly.

Meanwhile, KCR demanded the State Government to implement TADA (P) Act in this case.


AAPSU dismayed at road conditions

ITANAGAR: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union has expressed its dismay over poor condition of capital road. The recent rain has exposed mismanagement and misadministration in the State capital, it said while adding that roads are water logged and stretches of road are going missing.   It further said that Sector roads are also in very bad condition. It said that government attention is needed so that roads condition can withstand all seasons.



ITANAGAR, Jul 15: Longwang Wangsu and Tanung Mize have been appointed as President of Tirap and East Siang District respectively of Arunachal Pradesh Border Peace Association.

Lungkang Ering of JN College Pasighat has been appointed as General Secretary of Arunachal Pradesh Colleges’ Forum.



ITANAGAR, Jul 15: Kipa Robniang has resigned from the post of general secretary of the Arunachal Artiste Forum (AAF) on personal ground.


Road blocked

ITANAGAR: The Papu Nallah to Midphu via Yupia-Doimukh road as usual is witnessing frequent road blockade and disruption of smooth traffic movement.

Due to this communication bottleneck officers and staff would face problem in attending their office located at Yupia and as a result the normal functioning of the office work are also likely to be affected.

However, the department of highways is working for restoration of road communication.

The district administration Papum Pare appealed to the public to bear the problems and cooperate with the district administration till monsoon season is over.


APYA call for introduction of municipality soon

ITANAGAR: All Arunachal Youth Association (AAYA) has appealed to the Chief Minister to take steps for Municipal Corporation election for smooth development of urban area in the state.

Though the Centre is pouring in huge fund along with many development schemes, the urban areas of the state   did not witness visible development due to absence of municipal corporations, the Association claimed.  While the people of rural areas are enjoying many development schemes through panchayat bodies, the urban youth and poor are deprived of many facilities in many sector, the Association claimed.


Taba Tat memorial Volley Ball tournament

ITANAGAR: IXth Taba Tat Memorial Women Volley Ball Tournament-2011 will be held at Billo village, Yazali from August 5 to 10 next.

Meanwhile, PWD and UD Minister Nabam Tuki has consented to attend as Chief Guest in the prize distribution ceremony of the volley ball tournament and felicitation programme of AISSE and AISSCE toppers of 16th Yachuli constituency on Aug 10.


News Impact

WWF-India research team sight rare mammal

Guwahati, Jul 15: A team of WWF-India officials working in West Kameng district of Arunchal Pradesh has stumbled upon a rare species of mammals that, till now, was believed to be endemic to Yunan province of China.

The black pika (ochotona nigritia), a close cousin of rabbits and hares, is a small mammal with short limbs, rounded ears, a short tail and, as the name suggests, is covered in black fur. Another distinctive feature of the pika is its high-pitched distress call, which it makes when diving into its borrow on being threatened by predators. It was discovered in China in 2000, according to a report in The Telegraph.

The WWF members sighted two black pikas in Pangila and Potok areas at an altitude of 13,000 feet on June 22 and 23 while they, along with villagers of Thembang, were conducting surveys in the Thembang Bapu community-conserved forest area in West Kameng district. The survey was part of a project for development of a management plan of the area.

Senior landscape coordinator for the Western Arunachal Landscape Conservation Programme of WWF, Pijush Kumar Dutta, said, “We took photographs of the mammals, and after returning, consulted experts for identification of the species, based on its external features.”He said though the mammal discovered in Arunachal resembled the black pika found in China, genetic cross-examination was required to confirm whether it was the same black pika or a new sub-species.

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species has listed the black pika under the “data deficient” category since it is a relatively new discovery and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status, threats and ecological requirements. There is also no data on the current population of black pikas in the world.

The herbivorous pikas are members of ochotonidae, one of two families in the order lagomorpha, the other being the leporidae family (rabbits and hares).

Arunachal Pradesh, with the eastern Himalayan ranges extending into its western part and its wide range of endangered and endemic flora and fauna, is among the 200 globally important eco-regions of the world.


Banderdewa Police rescues minor

Staff Reporter (P)

BANDERDEWA, Jul 15: Five persons, including a woman - Naren Bora (25), Dipul Bora (25), Biswajit Debnath (23), Mukut Das (38), Dipti Das (35) - were arrested today for kidnapping a minor local girl on Thursday.

Police rescued the 15-year-old girl from a house at Shantipur near Harmuti in Assam and handed over to her family. The accused on being produced before a court at Naharlagun were given 14-day judicial custody, according to OC S I Krishnendu Dev.



Tiger 7 Soccer Tourney

Moni Deori FC humiliate Taro Panchayat 9-2

ITANAGAR, July 15: Moni Deori Football Club humiliated Taro Panchayat Youth Club by 9-2 goals in a preliminary match in the 2nd State Level Tiger 7 Soccer Tournament.

Page Tashi scored five goals in 3rd, 18th, 43rd, 51st and 52nd minutes while Tai Bharat netted three goals in 11th, 12th and 57th minute to help Moni Deori FC thrash hapless Taro Panchayat at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today. Gyamar Apo was the another scorer for Moni Deori FC.

Tarh Tana and Tayer Tapa scored a goal each in 16th minute and 22nd minute for Taro Panchayat Youth Club to reduce the margin to 9-2.

In another match of the day, ITBP Kimin beat Senki Soccer Club 2-1 to earn full point. Amit Livan scored the goals for the ITBP team in 18th and 26th minute while the consolation goal for Senki Soccer United was scored in the dying moment (59th min.) of the match.

All Capital Complex Youth Welfare Association will meet BT XI in tomorrow’s first match at 2.30 pm while All Blacks Team will clash against Papa XI in the second match at 4 pm.


AAPSU calls for govt intervention

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) called on the State Government to look into the sentiment of local Arunachalees regarding attack on Deputy Commissioner at Aalo.

While condemning physical assault on Deputy Commissioner, it urged the authority to make thorough investigation into the whole case.  

We also take notice of the fact that deputy commissioner Amjad Tak has been in news for all wrong reasons ever since he was posted and his way of functioning has been questioned by local citizens of West Siang, the Union said.

He also tends to create big scene out of small matter, it said.

“AAPSU General Secretary Tujum Poyom was targeted by him for no fault and it was because of mature handling by the Union that situation was brought under control, it said as it appealed the govt to intervene to defuse the tension.

The Union further urged all IAS officers not to treat their stay in Arunachal as “holiday posting” and indulge in heavy corruption. IAS officers should not waste state exchequer by simply traveling to Delhi and Itanagar without any proper work, it said while adding the officers should be honest to their work and serve the people of the state as expected.


Training on improved method of rice cultivation

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Lower Dibang Valley organized a one day training cum demonstration on Paddy Drum Seeder on July 14  at Iduli village of Lower Valley District, in order to impact modern agriculture farming techniques to the farmers. 15 farmers attended the training and expressed their willingness to adopt the technology.

JE(WRD) Millo Tabyo as a resource person demonstrated the operation of Paddy Drum Seeder and highlighted the merits of its usage in paddy cultivation as well as its importance in combating labour scarcity problem and drudgery reduction in the farmer’s field.

Monika Panggam, SMS (Agronomy), KVK highlighted the use of Drum Seeder as a powerful farm mechanization for Line sowing of seeds. She also highlighted the Wheel Hoe and Cono Weeder as powerful farm mechanization tool for weeding.

Toktel Boko, SMS (Plant Protection), KVK advised the farmers to treat the seeds with chemicals as a seed treatment method before sowing.


AWKSU urges Govt to check illegal appointments in district

ITANAGAR, July 15: All West Kameng Students Union (AWKSU) has urged the state Govt to take immediate steps against illegal appointments in C & D group being carried out under various departments in West Kameng district.

Alleging corruption in appointments to the group C and D posts in the district by some top bureaucrats, the union said that the post of a peon which was lying vacant at Govt middle school, Sangthi, Dirang was filled up without following recruitment rules. Later the appointee was posted and transferred at Pasighat by the   directorate of school education vide its letter No ED.2/143/2011, Dt April 4, the union added.  

The post of the peon had fallen vacant after the death of one Dorjee Khandu, but the daughter of Dorjee was not given chance though she had applied for the same post on compassionate ground, the union resented.  Thus a bonafide candidate was deprived from her right to job, the union claimed.

AWKSU urged the Govt to take action against the high level officers responsible for such appointment and also appealed to all the MLAs of the district to check corrupt practices so that bonafide candidates are not deprived from their right to job.


APSTSU demands for creation of post for PET

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribes Students’ Union (APSTSU) appealed to the State Government to create adequate posts of Physical Education Teachers (PET) in various schools of Arunachal Pradesh.

It said that many bachelor degree and diploma holders in Physical Education in the state are either without any job or serving in private run schools temporarily. Further, appointment of PET would help improve the health of students as well as their ability in Games and Sports activity, APSTSU said in a release.

While expressing concern over non-receipt of Admit Card by students appearing class X compartmental examination beginning on July 16 due to postal delay, APSTSU appealed to the Director of School Education and CBSE officers concerned to ensure that no candidate, who have applied for the examination, is barred from sitting in the examination for no fault of him/her.

Meanwhile, the students union said that the Commissioner and Director of Education have assured to conduct the examination for recruitment to the various posts of LDCs, UDCs and Peons in Education Department, advertisement of which where published ‘long back’.


Borang appreciates SSA activities

PASIGHAT, Jul 15: The newly up-graded Primary school at Seram (Kungkong) under the SSA Mebo Block was formally inaugurated by MLA Ralom Borang yesterday.

Borang on the occasion lauded the district mission for carrying out the SSA activities in a missionary zeal. He called upon the teaching fraternity to be sincere and loyal to their duties and advised to act and care as second parents for all round development of the children. While assuring for teachers strength, he promised to construct surrounding wall if people donate sufficient land for the purpose.

Seeking societal cooperation, Atti Dai (ADC Mebo) advised the teachers to be punctual and further appealed the local leaders and public to extend their collective supports to enhance human resources. Teaching methodology should be easy and acceptable by the students, added Dai.

Among others, Coordinator SSA Kalom Ering DPC Talem Jamoh (RMSA) Mengu Banggo also spoke on the occasion. (DIPRO)


Scholarship for Roing ITI students

ROING, Jul 15: Lower Dibang Valley must catch up with the rest of the nation in economic growth, and to build tomorrow’s future, we need professionals and skill-oriented people, the Roing MLA, Laeta Umbrey said today.

“The people of the district must stop being critical,” he said during a Merit Scholarship Award Ceremony held for students of Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Roing.  

The scholarship award, which started in September 2009, is sponsored by Dibang Multipurpose Project, NHPC Ltd, under its initiative of adopting an ITI. This initiative is taken under the government of India’s scheme formulated in 2007 for upgradation of ITI’s into centre of excellence through public private partnership (PPP). Forty students from the institute, undergoing training in different trades received the scholarship, which includes a certificate and cash prize of Rs 3000/-.

“The award is given based on assessment of quarterly results of monthly tests followed by an interview by NHPC officials,” the ITI principal Subash Pertin informed.

“It is given twice a year to qualified candidates, which will be helpful to students as preparatory for their interviews, while applying for jobs,” he said.

Notwithstanding the fact of high unemployment rates for students passing out of ITI, Umbrey while interacting with students encouraged them to look for self employment opportunities also and not towards government jobs only.

“You must widen your scope so that you don’t end up your life as a looser,” he said. 

The Roing ITI is the oldest institute in the state established forty years back. Students from different parts of Arunachal as well as from neighboring state of Assam are studying in different trades, giving the institute a multiethnic look.


AAPPTF emergency meeting held

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) conducted an emergency meeting under Chairmanship of Takar Goi, Chairman AAPPTF at Hotel Chandni, Naharlagun today.

Addressing the gathering, Secretary General of AAPPTF Dobing Sonam, highlighted the aims and objects of the meeting which was conducted regarding the formation of interim committee of All Naharlagun Tata Mobile Welfare Association (ANTMWA).

The house unanimously resolved to affiliate All Naharlagun Tata Mobil Welfare Association with its Apex Body, All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) and fix the fare of Tata Mobile of Naharlgun area.

They further resolved that the Tata Mobile within Naharlagun area without having registration with the association shall not be allowed or permitted to ply within the capital complex as commercial Tata Mobile.

Meanwhile nullifying the recently constituted Interim Committee of ANTMWA, it said that Interim Committee shall stand cancelled on being dissolved and shall have no validity from today and on the other hand, re-constituted ANTMWA executive members with Likha Arun, Kipa Niba, and Tagung Phassang as ANTMWA president, vice-president and General Secretary respectively for a period of three year.


Dept, orgs condole death

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: The officers and officials of both zones of PHE&WS Department (Eastern/Western) observed a two minutes silence in the office of  Chief Engineer (PHE&WSD), in honour of the departed soul of late Kapoor Natung, ASW, PHE Division, Daporijo who died on July 14  in a freak accident at Itanagar.

The department has lost an asset in him. The department led by Chief Engineers while praying for the eternal peace of the departed soul also prayed for bestowing strength and courage to the members of the bereaved family at this moment of despair.

The Nyishi Elite Society has deeply mourned the sudden and tragic demise of Kapur Natung, AE, PHED and Yarsang Tallang who lost their lives on 15.07.2011 in an unfortunate incident at Itanagar.

His sudden and untimely demise is a great loss to the Nyishi Community, NES said.  

The officers and staffs of PHE and WS Circle cum coordination office, Naharlagun also mourned the death of the engineer.

The East Kameng based organizations Tadung-Yakoni Welfare Society (TYWS), All Pappu Valley Women Welfare Society (APVWWS) and All Pappu Valley Youth Welfare Association (APVWA) has expressed their deep shock at the untimely demise of Kapor Natung, an engineer.

In a joint statement, the organizations said that his death has caused irreparable loss to the society. The organization observed condolences for the sudden demise and pray for his peaceful rest in the eternal heavenly abode. He was 40 years age and survived with his wife, a son and two daughters. He was posted in Daporijo as Assistant Engineering in the department of PHED. His valuable contribution towards different social activities in the areas shall be remembered forever.

Meanwhile Mama Natung, a relation of Late Natung has thanked the Itanagar Police and Sub-Inspector, A Namchoom, for their prompt action in such tragic times.

All Papu Valley Youth Welfare Association and Lumdung Youth Welfare Committee mourned Natung’s death.

XII-Pakke Kessang Intellectual Forum also deeply mourned the sudden demise of Er. Natung.

Apart from his government job he was the secretary in-charge of XII Pakke Kessang Intellectual Forum.


Off season vegetable crops encouraged

Aalo Jul 15: A District Level Training on Horticulture and Off Season Vegetable Crops was held at Sago under Extension Reforms Programme by ATMA West Siang District recently. More than 150 farmers from the twin villages of Sago and Piri attended the training. Sago in the Basar circle has a peculiar climate which is suitable for temperate fruits like Apple and Kiwi and the training was focused mainly keeping in view the above climate condition and other off season crops.

As resource person Tobom Bam, HDO (Basar) and Henrik Basar, HDO (Aalo) gave detail deliberation on the importance and scope of Apple and Kiwi cultivation. J. Yomcha ADO (Yomcha), T. Bam ADO (Basar), N. Riba, ADO (Aalo) and N. Loya, ADO (Aalo) dwelt at length on package of practices of Off Season Vegetables, Turmeric, Ginger and pest & disease management of Cereal crops.

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Scrutiny of B.Ed certificates necessary

Dear Editor,

My memory flashes back to your newspaper published on 8th August 2009, where it was published that the cabinet has approved the recruitment of J/Ts and S/Ts through APPSC, but surprisingly the interview for the S/Ts will be again conducted by the Department of School Education as it was seen in the advertisement for said post on your 12th July edition.

It is also worth mentioning that, the cabinet after approving of 75 percent of the vacant post of A/Ts of school education to be filled up from the serving SSA teachers on the basis of year wise, batch wise, district wise through written test and viva-voce, still fails, failed and will fail to implement.

No doubt, regularisation of SSA teacher is much to the delight of said teachers, simultaneously money involvement in regularisation will definitely speed up the process of regularisation as there is no tension of conducting a proper and genuine recruitment policy. Regarding the S/Ts recruitment policy, which I think is a synonym of jackpot, a platform to extract lakhs from a candidate with fake certificates, and neglecting the genuine candidates who have acquired their B.Ed degree under RGU.

I earnestly appeal the concern authority to go for thorough scrutiny of B.Ed certificate, which is available even in paan shops nowadays. The sole purpose of a teacher does not need any explanation, as even an illiterate farmer understands the value of a teacher and toils hard to educate his children under the protective wings of a teacher.


Olik Megu,

Itanagar, (on email)



Defenders of democracy, do something more meaningful

Dear Editor,

Bandh is basically a strike. Everything is supposed to be closed on a day when a Bandh is ‘called’ for. If you ask a common man about whether there should or should not be bandhs, you will surprisingly get mixed answers. It is true because for a bandh to be successful a lot of people have to co-operate.

I am still not sure most people know why the recent Bandh actually took place. For those who don't know, it took place as a protest against rampant corruption in our state.

In our state it has become a norm for political parties and organizations/unions to call for 'Bandh's (shutdown) when they want to be heard. Often such shutdowns are called to exploit a political or a sensitive issue and to gain attention. Although we have learnt to accept 'Bandh' as a mode of protest, it is not. Even though Political parties consider that it is their fundamental right to call public shutdown, they cause great hardship and suffering and disrupt normal life. Shutdowns are usually forced on the people by their leaders and consequently every such act is associated with violence resulting in loss of public and private property and injury to individuals. The number of bandh’s in Arunachal is almost thrice the number of national/state holidays. It is ironic how we blindly follow our leaders, than them consulting us before resorting to such drastic measures.

Bandh's by their sheer nature are unconstitutional as they interfere with our fundamental rights. People are forced to support shutdown by fanatic supporters and thugs by forcibly closing shops and halting public transport. It is especially hard for people in Arunachal as we are a developing state as compared to other states in India and many have to rely on daily transport, wages, etc to support families. Try to take into account about people who have to travel to other state or within the state for medical treatment or for very urgent work which can result in loss of life or property. Not to mention the loss of education to colleges and schools students; no wonder why our students are doing so well in exams!!

Most of the people observe these protests on account of fear. Therefore, the success of any such protests cannot be attributed to public opinion as it may not have been observed voluntarily.

Bandh is forceful method adopted by our leaders; it is not only undemocratic but also unconstitutional. Why not these so called 'defenders of democracy' resort to legal and constitutional methods such as demonstrating peaceful processions, filing of public interest petitions, right to information, creating awareness through mass media, holding fast etc. Most importantly why not use the powerful platform such as Legislative assembly and Parliament, which is meant for one thing only, to give voice to people. However, it is quite ironic that unconstitutional methods are also being adopted inside the house of legislature when leaders stage walkouts and cause commotion. The loss caused by such methods has been enormous to our economy and above all to our dignity. These methods are nothing but unlawful and the sooner they are abandoned, the better for us.

It is also high time that we adopt or rather enforce a common code of conduct for all political parties/organizations/unions. The house of legislature is a forum for the elected representatives, and they should debate issues of national importance in that forum instead of disrupting life by holding public for ransom for anything and everything that tickle their fancy. At the same time constituents should remind their leaders of their obligation and demand that their fundamental rights are protected at any cost.


Nguri Milan

Kimin, (on email)



Clarification on House Test

Dear Editor,

This is a clarification to one T. Sonam’s query about house test for Late College and Private Candidates in affiliated colleges of Rajiv Gandhi University. This reply would remove the confusion among the students.

First of all, after the introduction of Distance Mode of Education, Private system in regular courses has been discontinued since 2007.

Secondly, appearance in House Test for 10 marks is compulsory for both regular and late college students. If a candidate appeared all the House Tests but failed in the main examination, house test mark is forwarded in the next year when the candidate appeared for second time. But if a student fails to appear the House Test the result in the main examination is kept withheld and in the next year the candidate can appear as Late College. Here too, he must appear the house test.

Who is a Late College candidate; a student who has completed prescribed course (75 percent of attendance) but could not appear the examination or having appeared and failed.

At last students are requested to know the minimum rules and regulations of examination system to avoid losing of years; they must consult their teachers and Principals of the concerned colleges.


Controller of Examinations

Rajiv Gandhi University,



Confusing clarification

Dear Editor,

With reference to the clarification letter dated 13th July by YD Thongchi. It is good that a concerned officer clarified his role in alleged infamous illegal appointment and innocent officer like him should not be dragged in controversy by virtue of his marrying a minister’s sister, however the concerned citizen is confused because the appointment was said to be done on 1st june 2007 on adhoc basis and put for regularisation on 3.6 2008. Within one year it was put-up for regularisation, then again put up for promotion to gazetted post by him. Marrying relative of minister is no problem but putting up of the file of the relative for regularisation and promotion before probation period itself has confused me. It will be nice if all the officer in our state take care of all their employee like that of YD Thongchi and put up for regularisation cum promotion within short period as many poor employee are still lingering for many years on adhoc or temporary in many department without regularisation.


Concerned citizen,




Don’t misuse the freedom

Dear Editor,

This is regarding a letter by Y D Thongchi which appeared on Reader’s Forum in your daily on 13th of July. I am a daily reader of Arunachal times and truly appreciate and love to read each column of this daily every morning. While I just want to share my thoughts as I have noticed and I think many people have noticed it too. Within these three or four months we have heard of one Sango Lamte Foundation and it has been coming in newspaper quite often. To be honest, I really liked it and it seemed that they were doing for a noble cause.  However we never understood why SLF is only after the minister A.Welly. It was sure and clear by reading every time that it is politically motivated. Now that Y D Thongchi has mentioned and sweep off the dust from it. It is clear that so called SLF is corrupt and acting under someone's influence and such NGO's should be banned and discouraged by govt as they are misusing their power. Tomorrow it may be someone else’s turn. We know India is democratic country but it does not mean that given power should be misused. It should not set an example.


Concerned citizen

Guwahati (on email)



A clarification

Dear editor

This is in reference to my earlier post "A Clarification", dated 13th July on your esteemed daily. In the 6th paragraph I mentioned that, Chapo Cheda and Bimal Welly met me at my residence regarding allotment of land within the compounds of ADC bunglow. I have come to learn that the readers have misinterpreted that Bimal Welly had also asked land inside ADC's Bunglow. What I had actually meant was that Bimal Welly brought Chopa Cheda to my residence to introduce him to me. I would like to go on record that it was only Chopa Cheda who had asked a plot of land within the premises of official residence of ADC not Bimal Welly.


Y D Thongchi

State Chief Information Commissioner








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