July 07


News Impact


PR seeks flood damage assessment

ITANAGAR, Jul 06:  Zilla Parishad Member of 14th Kaying Anchal Samity, West Saing district today requested the  Chief Minister to depute high level flood damage assessment team to take stock of the actual damages caused by flood at several villages of its areas so that relief could be provided to victims  without delay. PR leader claimed that various granaries, paddy fields and rope bridges were destroyed by the flood water.


Book on Apatani songs released  

ITANAGAR, Jul 06:  A  song book,  titled, PIIMII LANII Vol-II containing Apatani songs produced by Popi Sarmin Society from 1991 to 2012 was released on the occasion of Dree at Ziro by Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Taro Talo.  


Org seeks support for late PR family

ITANAGAR, Jul 06:  Expressing its deep shock at death of Sarli circle Zilla Parishad Member Pisa Gunia, All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) Kurung Kumey District Unit today appealed to government to induct any of Gunia’s family members in his place. Gunia, also ZP Chairperson of Kurung Kumey district, was a reputed politician  and  good human being, the Association said  and appealed to public to unconditional support  for  appointment any of his family members instead of conducting bye election.


State level Rajya Puraskar Testing Camp

ITANAGAR, Jul 6: The district Headquarters of  Bharat Scouts  and Guides, Lohit district organized a five days state level Rajya Puraskar Testing Camp at Govt. Secondary School, Manmow from June 26 to 30. The camp was organized to evaluate and test the performance of Scouts and Guides who had earlier completed all requirements for Rajya Puraskar Award.

While inaugurating the camp, Mito Riba, headmaster of the Govt. Secondary School, Manmow, exhorted the Scouts and Guides to dedicate themselves for the noble task of nation building so as to become ideal citizens and role models for the society.

The State Training Commissioner S. Tiwari explained the objectives of the camp.

As many as 84 scouts and guides and 10 guides from Tirap, Changlang and Lohit districts attended the camp. The participants were evaluated on the basis of skills such as mapping, first aid, estimation and pioneering.


Demand for subject teachers

ITANAGAR, Jul 06:  The demand for subject teachers for school continues as All Nyishi Students Union of Upper Subansiri Unit today demanded subject teachers for government higher secondary school Muri-Mugli which was upgraded to higher secondary school on July 2010.

The Union said that despite being upgraded, the school is running without senior teachers and spoiling students’ life since government higher secondary school Daporijo has restricted admission of students from non-feeder schools.


Union reiterates demand

ITANAGAR, Jul 06: Lower Subansiri District Nyishi Students’ Union (LSDNSU) has reiterated its demand for action against the officers who were allegedly involved in misappropriation of fund in implementation of SSA project and Anganwadi centre at Sikhe village under Pistana circle.

The Union claimed that both the Anganwadi centre and Sikhe primary school extension class room were accommodated in one OBT building with gross violation of the SSA guidelines. Alleging misuse of fund in implementing the two separate projects, the Union further said  that department concerned had released the payment for the schemes and accepted photos without proper verification of scheme implementation.


SHG product exhibition cum sale

KHONSA, Jul 06: A Self Help Group (SHG) product exhibition cum sale was organized by CDPO office, Kanubari today to encourage the SHGs to come forward with their products for marketing and to get recognition of their products.

Kanubari ADC N.Wangjen explained the importance of SHGs and their role in changing the economic condition of people. He assured all possible help by the local administration in organizing such mela in future.

R.Maham, Zilla Parishad Chairperson, Longding District thanked the department for organizing the first of its kind Mela in the district. He provided informations on how funds can be generated for SHGs. He promised to extend all possible help to the SHGs. S.Bhagawati, CDPO, Kanubari; explained the motive behind organizing such a mela.

The other dignitaries, who attended the function included H.Bangsia, Dy.Director (ICDS), Khonsa; . L.Thungon,CO/BDO, Kanubari; CDPO, Lazu, ADO, Kanubari and other Govt. officers of Tirap and Longding districts.

The participants were from all the ICDS blocks of Tirap and Longding district.

A large sale of exhibits were reported.  DIPRO


Hepatitis ‘B’ detection and treatment camps

Pasighat, Jul 06: A five days free Hepatitis ‘B’ detection and treatment camps at Pasighat town, Ayeng, Bilat, Pangin and Ledum  villages were conducted by Regional  Medical Research Centre, East Region (ICMR) Dibrugarh in collaboration  with Arunachal Charity  Home ( ACH ) Pasighat, informed Jobang Modi, Chairman (ACH).

About 2 %  of the tested persons were found infected with  Hepatitis  ‘B’, the ACH chairman informed.

He thanked Dr. M. Perme DMO, Okom Yosung, ZPM and others who have rendered their valuable support and help to make the camps successful. He also informed that such camps would be held in future for the benefit of the general public. DIPRO


Career guidance and education awareness camp at Kanubari

KHONSA, Jul 06: A workshop on ‘Career Guidance & Education Awareness’ was held at Kanubari yesterday organised by School Managing Committee, Govt. H.S. School, Kanubari.

The important topics of the day-long workshop included, Career Guidance and Counseling; Career in Defense Forces; Civil Services, Banking and other financial services, Health and Hygiene etc.

The resource persons for the workshop were Prof. Jyotirmoy Hazarika, Chairman, Gurukul College, Dibrugarh, V.S.Sokhi, Asstt. Professor, Gurukul College; L.Thungon (APCS); Capt. Unnikuttan, 14 Rajput Regmt; Dr. T.Wangsu, A.Jamikhan, BEO etc.

Earlier in his inaugural speech, WRD Minister Newlai Tingkhatra stressed the importance of giving attention to education of children. He requested the teachers to be sincere in their duties. He also stressed on imparting moral education and co-curricular activities in schools. He sought the cooperation of concerned departments for infrastructural  and furniture requirements of schools.

ZPC R.Maham, who is also a member of SMC, GHSS, Kanubari lauded the importance of conducting such workshop.

The students of various schools in Kanubari Sub division; VEC members, Panchayat members, guardians etc,  also attended the workshop. DIPRO

Kanubari ADC N. Wangjen, DDSE T.Pabin, and other officers of Kanubari Hq. also attended the workshop. DIPRO


Three govt colleges to start this session

ITANAGAR, Jul 06: Government Degree Colleges in Doimukh in Papum Pare, Nyapin in Kurung Kumey and   Daporijo in Upper Subansiri district would start functioning from the current academic session 2012-13, according to a release issued by Director of Higher and Technical Education, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh.

The students are advised to take admission in the respective colleges only as per the availability of subjects and the respective Principal will start the process of admission from the current month, the release said.


Minister hits back at orgs, rubbishes claim

ITANAGAR, Jul 06: Rural Development Minister Tanga Byaling broke his silence and  hit  back  at Arunachal Righteous Forum and All Arunachal Youth Association for demanding his resignation on his alleged  involvement  in illegal appointments and favoritism.

Condemning the allegation leveled against him by the organization duo, Byaling said that the claims were mere allegations and they were motivated by some vested interest persons to malign his political image.  

Meanwhile Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress West Parliament strongly condemned the organizations for leveling allegation against the minister. It termed the allegations as an attempt to tarnish the image of the minister.


Poyom resigns as AAPSU GS

ITANAGAR, Jul 06:  In a dramatic development, All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) general secretary Tujum Poyom  today resigned from  the post of GS.

In his resignation letter, which was made available to this daily, he made it clear that his resignation is for the interest of union as he may not take responsibilities of union activities.

Poyom stated that he has been undergoing medical treatment at Hayat Hospital in Guwahati since May 3 last and is yet to be recovered.

Poyom was assaulted by members of his own union.  

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Celebrations to mark the 77th birth anniversary of  Dalai Lama

TAWANG/BOMDILA, Jul 06: The 77th birth anniversary of the 14th Dalai Lama was celebrated at Tawang and Bomdila with much fanfare today.

People from different walks of lives gathered at the Urgelling Gompa Tawang, the birth place of the 6th Dalai Lama and offered prayers for the long life of the Dalai Lama.

Tawang Deputy Commissioner Kemo Lollen, MLA Tsewang Dhondup, Guru Rimpoche, Serjey Jamyang Chhoekhorling Rimpoche, Ex Minister Thuptan Tempa and public leaders and HoDs of the district were present on the occasion.  The celebration began with a portrait Parikrama of Dalai Lama around the Urgelling Gompa.

Later  Dentsik Monlam (Prayer for long life) and Gyalwa Shabten ( prayer for peace and harmony) were  offered by the monks of the Serjey Jamyang Chhoekorling Monastery.

Tawang MLA Tsewang Dhondup explained the importance of the day and also appealed to the people to inculcate the teachings of Dalai Lama.

Tawang Deputy Commissioner  Kemo Lollen, DC  while offering prayers for his long life said that Dalai Lama is not only a renowned Buddhist spiritual leader but also a great philosopher and a great statesman. He appealed to the people to preserve the local tradition and culture, and also emphasized the importance of science and technology for development of society.

Appreciating the scenic beauty of the district the DC sought cooperation from the people of the district for its development. He later announced a financial package of Rs 10 lakhs from the district administration for infrastructure development at the Urgelling Gompa.

Guru Rimpoche( Abbot Tawang Monastery) and Thuptan Khedup (Member, Tangyenm Tsokpa) also spoke on the occasion.

A colourful display of cultural programmes by local artists, students of various schools of the district, artists of Lhakpa Entertainment Group Dehradun, artists of 35 GR Jazz Band and also artists of various organizations of the district marked the celebration.

The 14th Dalai Lama also religiously known as Tenzin Gyatso was born on 6th July 1935 to a farming and horse trading family in the small hamlet of Takster in the eastern border of Amdo in Tibet.  At Bomdila, the birthday of Dalai Lama was celebrated amidst much fanfare and revelry at Buddha Peace Park.

The celebration began at the wee hours by lightning  Sang-Bum; the milky smoke of which, is supposed to purify the air and dispel negative aura and with special prayer sessions for the long life (Mandal Tensum) of His Holiness at Gaden-Rabgye-Ling Monastery Upper Gompa and at Thubchog Gatse-Ling Monastery Lower Gompa, Bomdila.

A peace rally was taken out at eight in the morning bearing the portrait of His Holiness by the monks and Buddhist people for world peace and welfare of the sentient beings. The rally began from Tibetan Settlement Office, Bomdila and passed through the whole of the Bomdila township and culminated at the Buddha Peace Park which was followed by the ceremonial sangsol and hoisting of prayer flags.

To commemorate the day, 35 students from 16 different schools, institutes and college of Bomdila were felicitated who were toppers in their respective classes by the Chairman of the Birthday celebration committee Geshe Thupten Kunphen the Abbot of GRL Monastery, Bomdila and Circle Officer TD Bapu.

Attending the celebration Deputy Commissioner Rinchin Tashi elaborated on the re-incarnations of Dalai Lama from the first to the present fourteenth. He dealt at length on the life, endeavors and achievements of the 14th Dalai Lama for world peace and welfare of the sentient beings.

Earlier, chairman of the Birthday celebration committee Geshe Thupten Kunphen, the Abbot of Gaden Rabgye-Ling Monastery Upper Gompa, dealt on the religious significance of the day and on the karmic & adhyatmic importance in one’s life.

President Buddhist Culture Society Dorjee Tsering went at length explaining the essence of Buddhism and on the significance of the day. He also highlighted on the various felicitations and awards including the Nobel Peace Prize conferred upon  His Holiness by the world bodies for his relentless and untiring efforts for universal brotherhoodness, world peace and welfare of the sentient beings.

The official message (Kashag statement) of the Tibetan Government- in-exile on the auspicious occasion of His Holiness’s birthday was read out by Tashi Norbu, Secretary, Tibetan Settlement Office, Bomdila.

The day to rejoice was marked by various colorful Tibetan and Monpa cultural programmes including songs dedicated to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Rosaries/Prayer beads woven in a string (Mani-Threng-nga) were distributed at free of cost to the people above 40 years of age of Rahung village along with distribution of Horlicks and other protein based diet  to indoor patients at District Hospital Bomdila. Sweets were also distributed to around 4500 school going children under Bomdila township the day before. DIPROs



Heavy rains leave trails of damages at Mirem


RUKSIN, Jul 06: Torrential rain has badly affected horticultural gardens, fish ponds, water pipelines and damaged a large portion of crop fields at Mirem village under Bilat circle in East Siang district.

Heavy downpour on Wednesday submerged the Latu Irrigation channel and created havoc in low lying areas of the village along Pasighat-Koyu PWD road.

Surging water of the channel eroded four fish ponds in the village and also damaged the water pipelines at several  locations besides damaging several hectares of rice cultivation.

Overflowing water uprooted a number of bamboo bushes at its upstream.

Latu irrigation channel, which was reportedly constructed in 1947, is constantly overflowing. The villagers are fully dependent on it for wet rice crops cultivation in the vast area.

Villagers say the natural flow of the channel exerted from Remi river had never triggered such devastation during the last five decades.

Excessive water of the hilly streams is flowing over Mirem-Mikong-Jonai PWD road at several portions between Mikong and Mirem. A large portion of the road near Reki portion is under rainwater which has created hurdles in surface communication.

On the other hand, flood water of Remi river inundated Mikong cornfields and all irrigation channels are buried in siltation. Strong current of the river also eroded protection guide wall at both sides and is posing great threat to wire-rope suspension bridges between Remi and Miglung village.  The Circle Officer (CO) of Bilat Toni Mitkong today informed that surging water of Latu Nalla caused extensive damage to the village and the crop field as well. Water entered into some houses and store rooms in Mirem village and damaged 40 quintals food grains and 10 quintals potatoes. It also damaged around 40 hectares of standing crops at Reki field.

The CO has already reported to the district administration about the disastrous situation. He informed that ‘Circle Level Relief Committee’ was assessing the actual loss and damages and the final report would be submitted soon.

Anchal Member of Mirem-II Yalum Mesar has demanded the authority to compensate all villagers affected by the flood. She also demanded construction of RCC wall beside Latu Nalla in order to prevent any disaster in future.



Treasure beads, archaic coins unearthed at Oyan village

Prafulla Kaman

RUKSIN, Jul 06: Precious metal statues, beads like  Dogne, Doksor, Dogpun, Doglee etc and coins of pre-independent regimes were unearthed from Oyan village.

The presence of precious merchandise came to light when some pearl traders dug out some precious beads from the soils at Oyan village. Now, digging soil in search of these precious items has become a regular phenomenon at Oyan.

It is expected that the soil is full of worthy pearls including beads like Dogne, Doksor, Dogpun, Doglee etc and coins of pre-independent regimes. Besides these, a number of coins of George V King Emperor and metallic statue of goddess Lakshmi and parts of decorated earthen pots were unearthed from the fertile soil. The people, particularly the old women are engaged in this job and they are earning huge money everyday out of this.

“The contractors pay me on the basis of value of the beads, coins and other goods unearthed and my earning in last three days is amounting to five thousand rupees”, said Bhugali Bori, a 60-year-old lady.

Meanwhile, the Sille-Oyan Circle Officer A Perme who visited Oyan village stressed on exploration of the pearls and archaic goods in a scientific manner.

Leading citizens of the village including Majit Pao, Dr Dhananjoy Pait and Ghana Kt Pait requested the government’s Archaeology department for conducting a study on unearthed archaic goods and start an exploration.



Landowners oppose 132 KV Pasighat–Roing transmission line

Raju Mimi

ROING, Jul 06: Landowners concerned with the proposed route of 132 KV Pasighat-Roing Powergrid transmission line is opposed to the present alignment that passes through a 5 km stretch of land in Ashali and Ezengo village in the outskirts of Roing town.

According to some of the landowners, the line will condemn the private lands in this area on pretext of ‘beneficial’ public projects. The area which is partly forested, partly settled with some agricultural plots is contiguous to Roing town, and the landowners view that these lands in future will be an extension for the growing township.

The transmission line is a prioritized project of the state and central government to improve the failing power scenario in the districts of East Siang, Lower Dibang Valley and Lohit. It is the extension of Pasighat-Roing-Tezu-Namsai transmission system that will draw electricity from 726 MW Pallatana Gas Based Power Projects and 750 MW Bongaigaon Thermal Power Station.

The annoyance of the land owners is also over improper survey of legitimate land owners in the affected line corridor. In the rudimentary map prepared by Powergrid, as the locals allege, many of the land owner names were inaccurately marked. They also complain of company failing to identify all the legitimate land owners.

The Powergrid on the other hand says there is no proper assistance from the local administration and the local bodies. It had kept the administration informed ‘all in written’ about the activities related to land acquisition process, it said.

The company also informed on some of the land owners inquiring on the land compensation rates. On that the company had decided to go as per the state government’s decision to adopt the present rate of compensation as followed in the ongoing Trans-Arunachal highway.

Most of the opposition to the power line, however, is a strong voice for complete abandoning of the project. To them the land to be affected is an enviable spot and meant for the next generation. They also cite safety, disruption to residential plots, unsightly views, land devaluation and liabilities as concerns.



Pathetic road condition in Upper Siang

YINGKIONG, Jul 06: Road communication to Tuting ADC headquarters in Upper Siang district remained cutoff from the rest part of the district for the last two weeks due to extensive damage caused to Dite-Dime- Migging - Tuting and Tuting- Bona-Gelling BRTF roads by incessant rainfall since June 21.

The Dite-Dime- Migging BRTF road remained blocked due to heavy landslides at more than 10 locations. At km 74.450 point, sinking of road formation of about 60 m stretch caused major problems. Migging - Tuting BRTF road is also blocked at several locations due to heavy landslides. Location at km 28.900 and km 22.100 along the road are causing major problems as the  landslides are still active.  Road connecting Tuting  with Gelling is also affected at several points due to heavy landslides.

The ongoing restoration works by the BRO has been slowed down by continuous rainfall, active landslides, occurrence of landslides at new locations and  underground seepage of water triggering development of more sinking points on the road.

However, the BRO is making all efforts to restore the road connectivity to the bordering administrative headquarters Tuting.

The Yingkiong-Mariyang-Pasighat PWD road has been restored for light vehicles yesterday only.

It has also been reported by the representative of Biecco Lawrie Limited that commissioning of Siri MHS at Gossang is taking more time due to damage of control panels, theft of earthling strips etc. In respect of Sinyuk hydel, the specialized battery bank will be ready by July 20 in Chennai  and transporters is already arranged for its prompt delivery at site.    DIPRO



AAPSU calls for clearance of land allotment cases

ITANAGAR, Jul 06: A delegation of All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU)  today  called on  the Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner Sanjay Goel and apprised him of  the burning issues being faced by the people of twin capital city.

Highlighting the backlog land allotment cases, the AAPSU team headed by its president Takam Tatung  said that  non-clearance of many genuine allotment cases  in spite of  clearance from the state Govt is uncalled for and it causes heavy loss to the to the state coffers.

“The state government has cleared many applications for land allotment in the twin capital but the capital administration has over-hauled the government directives and is issuing many statuary pre-conditions for availing land allotment in the capital complex which has left many genuine families from all over the state in utter mental distress,” AAPSU said in a release. The AAPSU team also urged the deputy commissioner to verify all the pending land allotment  cases and give equal treatment to both privileged class  and common man   while considering the applications for land allotments.

Pointing out the drinking water problems and traffic congestion in capital road,  Tatung  said  that the district administration should find out  other routes to divert the vehicular movement in order to minimize traffic jam on the   NH-52A.

Castigating the state Govt for drinking water problem in Capital, AAPSU president requested the capital administration to pull up the concern department to early solution to the problem.



Help students to equip themselves: DC

Pasighat, Jul 06: The School Management and Development Committee (SDMC) and the teaching community should help the children for their overall development and equip them with necessary knowledge and skills to face the challenges of life, said East Siang Deputy Commissioner RK Sharma.

“They should be moulded in such a way that they contribute to the society and become worthy citizen of the nation,” the Deputy Commissioner said while inaugurating a two days training programme under Rastriya Madhyamic Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) for SDMC members, principals and headmasters of various  of various Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools of East Siang District today.

While appreciating the contribution of the teachers in the education sectors where remarkable progress has been made, Mishra urged them to use Hindi also to create more national integrity. He exhorted the teachers to be punctual and disciplined and inspire the children to achieve ambitious goals. He suggested them to make education more entertaining besides helping the students to develope reading habit for effective education.

“The teachers should be expert in the art of channelizing the energy of the children in the right direction and their goal and purpose should be clear. They should able to instil determination, attentiveness, alertness and the will to gain education at any cost amongst the students,” the DC said.

Deputy Director of School Education (DDSE) Tani Talom informed that RMSA is an extension of SSA. He appreciated some of the schools and SDMCs which are doing remarkable works despite fund crunch.

T. Jamoh, DPC (RMSA), Kalom Ering, DPC (SSA) highlighted the objective of the training which aims to enlighten about the power, functions and limitations of SDMCs. It will also focus on accounts matters.

Since RMSA is for universalization of Secondary Education, there should be healthy SDMCs for healthy administration and transparency. These committees are generally constituted before the commencement of the new session. This training will equip them with the required knowledge, they added. DIPRO



Dree celebrated at Honako, Seppa

ITANAGAR:  Jul 06: The Hong villagers have celebrated the Dree Festival at Honako Ground with great enthusiasm yesterday.

Attending the celebration, MP Takam Sanjoy assured Rs 10 lakh for construction of public rostrum along side the Dree ground at Hanoko. The MP also assured to pursue Rs. 10 lakh from the parent department for construction of the Science Laboratory of the Govt Sec School, Hong.

Later, the MP released a book titled ‘The Heritage of Hong Village’ compiled and published by Hong Welfare Association Capital Complex, film ‘Onya’ and an audio cassette ‘Yaji Yallo’.

He also handed over the awards to the meritorious class-XII students sponsored by All Hong Employee Welfare Association and Hong Welfare Association.

Er. Tapi Tai read out the Dree mythology.

The final match of 23rd Hong Dree Football Tournament was played between Siiro Sport Club (SSC) and MMDS FC in which SSC beat MMDS FC by 2-1.

SP Capital Complex, Hibu Tamang gave away the prizes and trophy to the winners and runners up teams.  

ZPMs Toko Puna, Taba Chiji and Techi Azad of Yachuli, Yazali and Palin and head of departments, panchayat leaders joined the celebration.

The Dree an agricultural festival of Apatani community was celebrated in a befitting manner at Seppa yesterday.

ADC Tage Tado, who also is the Chairman of the Dree Celebration, Seppa highlighted the objective of Dree which is mainly celebrated for bumper harvest, peace and prosperity. While highlighting the mythology of Dree; he said that it is celebrated not only for well-being of the Apatani community but for the peace and prosperity of the whole mankind.

Daminda Folk dance and other colourful cultural programmes relating to Apatani tribes were performed during the day.



Gora Tamar Memorial Football

BTFC, ITBP reach semis

ITANAGAR, Jul 06: Bamang Taji FC pipped Gora Makik SC ‘A’ 1-0 while Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Force carved out a facile win over Critical FC to enter into the semifinals of the first Gora Tamar Memorial State Level Football Tournament at RG Stadium, Naharlagun today.

The all important goal for BT FC was scored by Toko Polium in the dying moment of the match.

For the para military force team, Gumli Riba scored in 28th, 36th, and 78th minutes to beat  Arunachal United FC 3-0 and earn a place in the semifinals

East Kameng FC would take on  Arunachal United FC  while  Gora Makik SC-B will play against  Capital Complex SC in tomorrow’s third and fourth quarterfinals.


Need of nurses in the state

Dear Editor,

It's an irony how the government of Arunachal Pradesh has failed to implement the basic regulation of having 3:1 nurses-doctors ratio in hospitals across the state. Today, due to shortage of nurses, the hospitals are in mayhem.

According to Government of India norms one nurse is solely responsible for three patients, but in our state hospitals this is not so.

We did move the administration for creation of posts for staff nurses in the financial year 2011-2012 after which the administration cleared 52 posts for staff nurses.

The annual operating plan (AOP) and SPB for the same purpose was cleared by the concern department. But it is a matter of dismay that the file was turned down by the planning department citing resource crunch.

Waiting for a whole financial year, we had hoped the regularization of the contractual nurses would be carried out, but this is not so. The administration should be aware that nurses work relentlessly even when the number of nurses is very low all over the state.

This being a genuine case of negligence from the administrations part, we expect the government will soon take necessary actions to acknowledge the causes of the nurses.

I am strained here to mention that every financial year many posts for the doctors are created, which we don't refute. But on the same note, it’s astonishing to know that equal number of nurses posts are not created.

Being a contractual staff nurse (GNM) myself, I do understand all the hardships we face. Hence I humbly appeal for the kind attention of the administration.

I hope that our cause is pondered upon carefully and hope the administration will create more posts for staff nurses very soon.


A Nurse



Do not underestimate the sentiments

Dear Editor,

People of Siang Basin & victims of Lower Siang hydro electric project warns Tajir Siram not to give press statements without the consent of the public. The above mention person has claimed himself to be the land owner of Siang basin on your esteemed daily on 17th June 2012 and remarked that people opposing the project and who are fighting for the survival of Adi & Galo land are fake.

All the statement of self style president Tajir Siram is totally meaningless. We request him to recall the sentiment of the people on the day of 17, 18 and 20th April 2012 at Jeying, Rottung and Aalo respectively.

On these days you have witnessed the real sentiment of the project affected people. If you really underestimate the sentiment of the people then do survey of the affected area. Know the sentiments of the people instead of becoming president in the paper & news paper.

Many times the world has witnessed the consequence of the people's sentiment.

People are ready to sacrifice their life for the survival of the Adi & Galo land. This was witnessed at  Jeying, Rottung and Aalo on the days of proposed public hearing this April.

Tajir Siram who is ready to sacrifice his life for the sake of money should refrain from such statement in future.

Lastly, don't dare to challenge the sentiment of the project affected people.


Takar Komut


Dam Affected People’s Forum of Siyom-Sirit Banggo



Provide us a new bus

Dear Editor,

We would like to draw the kind attention of the State transport authority through this letter. Kimin is one of the most suitable places for the state Transport to earn revenue through Kimin-Pohumara-Laluk-Harmoti-Banderdewa via-Itanagar, route.

But last month one of the oldest state transport buses which was plying between Kimin-Itanagar route met with an accident near Pohumara, Assam due to mechanical problems as the bus was not being serviced.

The authorities must take precaution before any major accident take place.  

So, we request the authorities to immediately provide a new bus in the mentioned route for the betterment of students as well as public.


Nabam Akak


All Kimin Students Union



Support a good cause

Dear Editor,

Arunachal Righteous Forum (ARF) is doing an excellent job in curbing the menace of corruption committed by the people of our State. They deserve public appreciation and encouragement. It must have been a tough endeavor for them to collect various evidences against the corrupt minister(s) and top-brass officers.

Instead of supporting them for the greater interest of the people of Arunachal Pradesh, some organizations has come out to defend the ministers or officers against whom sufficient evidences are available, and could be convicted in the court of law, if tried.

It is the high time that the whole public must support ARF otherwise they would be crushed by some sycophant organisations.


Concerned Citizen

Arunachal Pradesh.




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Underweight Children

According to a study conducted by the School of Public Health at Imperial College, London, the developing world has less than five per cent chance of meeting United Nations’ target of halving the proportion of children who suffer from hunger by 2015. The analysis further reveals that though the nutritional status in South Asian countries has improved significantly, one half of the world’s underweight children still live in  South Asia, mostly in India.

It is true that childhood hunger has improved since its peak in 1985. However, insufficient progress has been made, and only five percent of the developing world is on track to meet the UN target. One in five infants and children are moderately or severely underweight, amounting to 110 million children around the world. Further, another 148 million are mildly underweight.

The study found that 61 out of the 141 developing countries are projected to meet that target. However, in the developing world as a whole, less than five percent of people have a chance at succeeding. The strongest improvements have been in Asia and Latin America. The region falling behind is sub-Saharan Africa.

Severe challenges lie ahead.  The developing nations should not allow rising food prices to cause inequalities to increase, or cut back on investments in nutrition and healthcare.