July 03



The cash reward of  Rs 10 lakhs announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be kept secret.  The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006




APYC contributes for victims of Uttarakhand tragedy

ITANAGAR, Jul 02: Expressing support and solidarity with the flood victims of Uttarakhand, the Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress has contributed Rs. 1,30,000 to the fund of Indian Youth Congress for relief and rehabilitation of the affected people.

While appreciating Itanagar Market Welfare Association, Bazar Welfare Committee, Naharlagun, Nirjuli Market Association and Capital Complex Petrol Depot Association for their generous contributions, APYC appealed to the people of the state to come forward and contribute for the noble cause.

According to official figures, over 1000 people have perished in the calamity and 3500 are still missing.


Army recruitment rally

AALO, Jul 02:  Indian Army is going to organize a recruitment rally from September 2-8 at General Ground Aalo for Soldier GD for the State of Arunachal Pradesh.

Indian Army is also giving a pre-recruitment training to all aspirant candidates at Aalo from July 3 free of cost. Interested candidate may report to Commanding Office, 19 Grenadier Aalo with all the documents. DIPRO


Website launched

ITANAGAR, Jul 02: The official website of labour and employment department www.arun. labouremployment.in was launched by Labour Commissioner Ojing Darung at his office chamber on June 28 last.

The website provides all relevant information about the functioning of the department.


Desali circle cut off

ROING, Jul 02: The Desali Circle  in Lower Dibang Valley district  is cut off from rest of the district for the last several days due to collapse of Bailey Bridge at Chopopani river about 10 km from Hunli on June 27 last.

A huge boulder that slid from the nearby hills fell on the bridge and bent it in middle portion causing disruption to surface communication with the circle, informed M Borang, EE PWD. The collapse of the bridge has added more sorrow to the hardships of the people of this remote circle who  are already living a difficult life due to communication bottleneck. DIPRO


First Rajya Puraskar testing camp of BS&G held

ITANAGAR, Jul 02: Altogether 120 members participated in the first state level Rajya Puraskar Testing Camp of Bharat Scouts and Guides in West Siang district. The    five days  camp was conducted from June 26 to 30 last at Govt. Secondary School, Pobdi under the leadership of DOC (G) Kempi Pakam.

Attending the valedictory function, West Siang DC Manoj Kumar Sahoo while appreciating the role of Bharat Scouts and Guides in helping and leading the society in the time of crisis, reminded the young scouts and guides of the district the role played by their friends in the Uttarakhand tragedy, where large no. of Scouts and Guides extended their cooperation in the flooded region and helping the marooned people.

DDSE Tomi Doke advised Scouts and Guides to work hard and to try to bring as many possible Rajya Puraskar to the district.


ALBRSU suspends 2nd phase of stir

ITANAGAR, Jul 02: The All Libo Bokar Ramo Students’ Union (ALBRSU) has decided to suspend its 2nd phase of democratic movement (48 hrs bandh in Mechuka sub- division) for a period of two months. The decision was taken after the local MLA PD Sona assured of fulfilling three of its eight demands -- immediate posting of CO in Pidi Circle, immediate transfer of ADC Mechuka and initiating strict action against all the absentee govt officers and staff, the union said in a release.

Its other demands include immediate introduction of Commerce and Science streams at Govt Hr. Sec. School Mechukha, upgradation of Govt Middle School Tato to Secondary level, immediate posting of doctor at Monigong Primary Health Centre, upgradation of Mechukha police station to SDPO post and creation of separate police outpost at Monigong circle.

The chief secretary in a meeting today showed us positive response, the union further claimed.


Demonstration on Mat Nursery Raising Technology for paddy held

ITANAGAR, Jul 02: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Lower Dibang Valley conducted demonstration programme on Mat Nursery Raising Technology for Paddy Transplantation at Khinjili village today.

Mrinmoy Biswas, Junior Project Officer, AICRP on ESA, NERIST, Itanagar participating as resource person briefed farmers about benefits of innovative technology and urged them to adopt for higher farm production with low investment.

Nipen Gogoi, Technician, AICRP on ESA, NERIST demonstrated Mat Nursery raising technology covering different steps such as seed preparation, site selection, plastic layering, bamboo framing, soil layering, manure application, germinated seed sowing and watering .

Dr. T. J. Ramesha, Programme Coordinator, KVK, Lower Dibang Valley urged farmers  to adopt Mat Nursery raising technique in paddy  to overcome labour scarcity problem, high  investment cost with higher farm production and economic returns.

Altogether 10 participants participated and involved actively in the demonstration programme.


Training on poultry farm product and management

YINGKIONG Jul 02: Upper Siang district Veterinary and Animal Husbandry department is organizing a five days Training on poultry farm product and management from today at Circuit House, Yingkiong.

The Additional Deputy Commissioner Rajesh Panyang inaugurated the training workshop amidst mass gathering of officers, officials and the trainees participating from respective circles of the district.

Speaking as the Chief Guest Panyang said 'each one teach one' should be the main principle and motto of any training.

He encouraged the participants to take active participation in whole technical training session and to implement the knowledge and experience practically. He also urged them to convey their knowledge to others in their respective location.

Earlier, Dr. Talo Taggu DVO, Dr. Teru Borang, VO headquarter also spoke on the occasion.

VOs (Surgents) Dr. Karik Mize, Dr. M. Kaye, Dr. Yanki Tayeng, Dr. Omini Komut and M Ete ADO attended the programme as resource persons.

Around 70 farmers participating the training programme. DIPRO


DIPR employees mourn death of staff

NAHARLAGUN, Jul 02: The employees of Directorate of Information and Public Relations, Naharlagun, led by Director, IPR, C M Longphong condoled the sudden demise of Taku Yaring, peon who died on June 29 last.

The employees observed two minutes silence and prayed almighty God for eternal peace of the departed soul and to give enough strength to the bereaved family to bear irreparable loss. DIPR


‘Allocate immediate relief’

ITANAGAR, Jul 02: Informing that the heavy rainfall for the past few days have totally cut off Dari to Chambang road resulting in problems like transportation of essential commodities, Chambang ZPM has appealed the local MLA to allocate immediate relief for the people of the affected area.

In a release, it also asked the chief engineer, PWD Western Zone to direct the EE PWD Tali Division for early restoration of the said road.


Tree plantation marks Bank Day

ITANAGAR, Jul 02: State Bank of India (SBI), Doimukh branch celebrated “Bank Day” by organizing a tree plantation program at Rajiv Gandhi University campus yesterday.

RGU Vice Chancellor Prof Tamo Mibang, Registrar Dr. Rachob Taba and Finance Officer Prof. A Mitra also joined the program and planted trees on the occasion. Thirty saplings were planted on the occasion, which were provided by Range Forest Officer, Doimukh.






In a news item under the headline “2nd phase of massive integrated….” published in this daily on June 29 last, the name of the district was wrongly mentioned as “West Siang” in place of “West Kameng”. The error is regretted.



The name of the department was wrongly mentioned as ‘Rural Works Department (RWD)’ in place of ‘Rural Development department’ in a  front page news item published in this daily on July 2  under the headline “ALSU to stage peaceful dharna on July 4”. The inadvertent error is deeply regretted. The proposed dharna by ALSU will be staged outside the office of RD department secretary on 4th July from 10 am onwards.





351 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large. 


News Impact


Minor raped and murdered at Bhalukpong

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Jul 02: In a shocking and rare incident, a three-and-half-year-old minor girl was reportedly raped and murdered at Bhalukpong in West Kameng district today. The officer In-charge of Bhalukpong Police Station informed this daily over the telephone that the gruesome incident probably occurred around 10.am.

Police further divulged that the body of minor girl was found inside the jungle near Assam tourist lodge (in Assam), one kilometer away from the police check point, around 1.30 pm following the arrest of a suspect and his subsequent confession to the crime after interrogation.  

According to police, the accused allegedly lured the minor and took her to jungle after her mother went out of house for some works, there he reportedly raped and killed her.

In the meantime few neighbours had seen the minor with the accused around 9.am, police added.

“The accused has confessed to the crime, however further investigation is going on” said OC.

Meanwhile, sources from Bhalukpong informed that hundreds of people gheraoed the police station and demanded the police to hand over the culprit to them. Shocked by the harrowing incident, large numbers of crowd thronged at police station and disrupted the interrogation process, sources added.

The angry crowd also reportedly pelted stone at police station, refused to lodge FIR and shouted slogan demanding exemplary punishment to rapist.

It seems the ghost of Delhi gang rape has returned to this “Land of rising Sun.” Few months ago, a Class XII student was killed at Yazali by some labourers when she protested to the rape attempt and a similar incident had also occurred at Tawang when a girl was raped and murdered on 28 August 2012.



Edn. officers asked to visit schools regularly

ITANAGAR, Jul 02: Education Commissioner CB Kumar has asked the officers, officials and field functionaries of education department in Papum Pare district to work sincerely for further improving the education scenario.

He asked them to inspect school regularly as per new format and submit reports on time to ensure proper functioning of schools, implementation of mid-day meal and other student welfare schemes. He suggested all inspecting officers to have mid-day meal on the day of inspection at least once in a week to ensure quality of meal served in schools. The Commissioner directed to serve mid-day meal six days in a week in the schools of capital complex.

The Commissioner also discussed on the issue of transfer and posting of teachers.

Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner Pige Legu said that he was trying his best from his side for proper implementation of schemes and sought more suggestion from the Commissioner for improving the education scenario at elementary and secondary level. He informed that all the administrative officers of district have been entrusted to make unannounced visit of schools and submit report for taking necessary action.

Earlier, Papum Pare DDSE highlighted the some major issues faced by the district education department such as transfer and posting of teacher, controversy over formation of SMC etc and sought guidance/suggestion from the Commissioner in this regard.



Itanagar - a depressing city

Taba Ajum

ITANAGAR, Jul 02: As the monsoon rain lashes capital complex with more intensity, the twin town of Itanagar and Naharlagun is turning into ghost town day by day. The condition of capital roads, be it highway, bypass, colony and nearby village roads all are in horrible condition. Adding to the woes, the ever-increasing traffic congestion at Naharlagun and Itanagar (particularly Bank Tinali junction) during office hours gives heartache to the capital denizens.

Situation is so worse that everyone dreads to travel towards Naharlagun during office hours. The traffic jam starts right from Papun Nallah stretching upto Arunachal State Hospital. At times it takes around one hour to reach Naharlagun market from Papun Nallah which usually is 5-minute drives. The authorities look helpless to solve this crisis and poor citizens have no choice but to bear it all.

The condition of NH-52 (A) between Banderdewa and Hollongi is deteriorating due to heavy monsoon shower. In many cases it’s been observed that some of the damage is because of the earth cutting done nearby road by the citizens. The reckless earth cutting is damaging highway but capital administration seems least bothered.  Till date no one has heard of administration taking action against those people who are engaged in earth cutting nearby highway. They should be charged for destruction caused to national highway due to unplanned earth cutting.

A drive around various capital roads depresses us a lot. The garbage litter around road makes us dizzy and it is impossible to drive with car windows open. In most of the road, vehicles are parked haphazardly and some car owner drives around as if they are in a Formula 1 track. While they may be at wrong side of law but if there is any accident, it is the victim who has to pay hefty fine to them.

Unlike other capital, we don’t have any place for leisure family hangout. Places like Gompa area, IG Park, Polo Park (Naharlagun) and Gyeker Senyi (Ganga Lake) once popular spots for spending leisure time has become safe haven for criminals and drug addicts. On several occasion visitors have been attacked and robbed in these places. Most of the hotels and bars of capital are fighting zone and visitors have to visit at their own risk.

While government may claim that crime rate has gone down but ordinary citizen disagrees with the Govt assessment. The law makers who all are provided with personal security officer obviously must be feeling secured but ordinary citizen lives in constant fear. It is not possible to travel around capital complex during night time. The state government especially capital police has to understand that if a person is not safe at 11 PM in night, he/she won’t be safe even at 9 am in the morning.

Honestly, for law abiding citizen, the twin town of Itanagar and Naharlagun is a depressing place to live in. It is an ardent task to find any good thing to talk and write about regarding our state capital.  



Poor quality of road work alleged

ITANAGAR, Jun 02: The Paglam villagers under Lower Dibang Valley district have expressed strong resentment over the poor quality of road work under Central Road Fund (CRF) in their area.

The village Youth Congress leaders of Paglam have alleged that the road has not been built in as per  laid specification and guidelines and substandard materials were used in the construction work. The growing grasses on the road were enough to expose the poor quality of work, they said. Some culverts on the road have also developed cracks, they informed.

Further, construction of about 100M of the road has not been completed by the executing agency though the road was sanctioned five years ago, they said.



678 treated in free eye camp

ITANAGAR, Jun 02: A free eye camp was organized jointly by Lumla Bodong Tashi Choeling Charitable Organization and Loye Foundation in collaboration with Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar at Lumla sub-division recently to provide comprehensive eye care to people living in remote and far flung areas where there is no any eye care facilities.

Eye screening with provision of free glasses were conducted at Lumla, Dudunghar and Zimithang circles. Those patients, who required surgery, were operated upon at Lumla Primary Health Centre free of cost.

In total, 678 patients were screened and 290 patients given spectacles free of cost. 25 cataract surgeries using modern small incision technique and intraocular lens implantation were performed besides 4 other surgeries.

The eye camp was conducted by the optical unit of Ramakrishna Hospital, Itanagar led by Dr. Lobsang Tsetim and Dr. Hage Yube. Attending the last day of the camp, Lumla ADC M Nyori, stressed on the importance of primary eye care and said that proper diet and ocular hygiene could help in avoiding many eye problems.

Local MLA Jambey Tashi sponsored spectacles to the patients while Dr Carol Mackoff and Stefen from USA provided financial assistance for the camp.



East Siang DA determined to streamline traffic system

PASIGHAT, Jul 02: The significant drop in the crime rate ushered the district into a new era of good governance and practically it was possible due to tireless efforts of the officers and targeted operations initiated by the administration and fullest supports f the local citizens said Deputy Commissioner RK Mishra yesterday in a meeting at Pasighat.

Addressing the officers he said regulating traffic would be his utmost priority and he has definite plans of streamlining especially at busy crossings and intersections during peak hours to regulate commuting. While seeking public cooperation to improve traffic scenario he stated the authorities will have a free hand in dealing with the violators of traffic and transportation rules. Everyone should obey the law because laws are made to protect people. Those who choose not to obey a law have to suffer the consequences of their actions. Our work is not restricted to handling traffic movement and creating awareness. We also suggest solutions to traffic problems. We do not penalize violators of traffic rules but educate them about the inconvenience caused to other commuters the DC added.

Mishra expressed concerns about the continuous presence of stray animals in the township and informed that all efforts are being made to control the movement of stray dogs, pigs and cattle on the roads and streets. He urged the residents to join hands with the administration to rid the place of stray animals. While informing that administration earmarking separate place to permit the people, groups, unions, organization to stage the agitation and protest, the DC said if protesters truly wanted to change law, they should work within the law.

DC Mishra also hoped the present municipal council would extend its supports and cooperation to keep the town clean and beautiful, no matter how small the step we take and spread the awareness of "Cleanliness is next to Godliness," he quoted. DIPRO



Flood affected villagers demand relief

Prafulla Kaman

RUKSIN, Jul 02: Expressing resentment over non-allocation of flood relief to the farmers of flood ravaged Nari-Koyu area, the people, including the PRI leaders have demanded the authority for taking proper relief and rehabilitation measures from the state government’s end.

The rural farmers of Nari-Koyu area have lamented that state government was not taking any step for relief and rehabilitation of the affected farmers even after submission of flood damage report to the authority in time by the local administration.

The recurring flash flood last year had caused widespread damage to crop fields, human habitation, dwelling houses, road, bridges and loss of livestock in Nari, Seren and Kora circles under Nari-Koyu constituency.

It is alleged that the flood-hit people have not yet receive a single penny from the government in the name of relief and rehabilitation.

Sources from Nari ADC administration informed that it had already submitted the assessment report of flood damage and losses to the Director of Relief and Rehabilitation Department. The Nari ADC administration is still waiting for the authority to provide fund for rehabilitation of the flood-hit people, sources added.

The devastating flood resulted loss of Rs 1.20 core in agriculture sector, Rs 8.27 lakh in horticulture, Rs 49,000 in veterinary sectors.

Reports have revealed that the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC), Nari based on Water Resource Department report submitted an estimate of Rs 2.96 crore for Flood Damage Rectification (FDR) work under Nari sub-division on October 30, 2012. Later, the Deputy Commissioner of East Siang, who is the chairman of District Executive Committee for relief and rehabilitation, forwarded another FDR estimate of Rs 133.86 lakh to the state’s Director of Disaster management, for restoration of water supply works damaged by flash flood. The Nari-Seren anchal block ZPM Kenyom Dabii had also submitted the same to the Chief Minister from early approval. But, all steps initiated by the leaders and officers failed to yield any positive result.

ZPM Dabii also moved the state’s Water Resource Minister for sanctioning an amount of Rs 35 crore for restoration of major irrigation channels, roads, electric poles and compensation for the poor farmers, who have lost their properties, including livestock during the flood.

The flash flood also caused extensive damage to road, drains, culvert and other RCC structures. It badly damaged inter-state Laimekuri- Nari-Telam to Reena camp road (Constructed under NEC fund) resulting loss of Rs 5.71 (approx). It also breached Kora-Mane PWD road at several locations besides damaging the rural link roads in and around Nari headquarters.



All labour organizations deserve appreciation, says BJP

ITANAGAR, Jul 02: Some labour/workers union/organizations working independently in the state have expressed their strong resentment over the Chief Minister’s alleged statement that All Arunachal Pradesh Worker’s Union (AAPWU) affiliated to Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) was the only recognized laboor organizations in the state. The chief minister had allegedly made the comment on Sunday at Indira Gandhi Park here in a function organized by the Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Construction Workers Welfare Board.

According to a release issued by State BJP unit general secretary Dominic Tadar, the statement has created ‘sentiment’ amongst the independent labour organizations of various Govt. departments and other private-public firms and establishments, who have nothing to do with AAPWU and INTUC.

There are many labour organizations, such as All Arunachal Pradesh Forest Workers Union (AAPFWU)  and  All Arunachal Pradesh Public Health Engineering Workers Union (AAPPHEWU) etc which have been relentlessly working for the welfare of the labours through their organizations and will continue to do so, the release said. They are also working Independently and deserve praise, the BJP said adding “the welfare Govt. of the day needs to be exemplary and leave the labours alone from the process of colourizing them to their own political parties; otherwise, they will always be victims of the party in power.”



East Siang DMO conducts unannounced visit to health centres, serves notice to erring officials

PASIGHAT, Jul 02:  After assuming charge of DMO East Siang district Dr. Dubom Bagra made surprise visit to all the four CHCs, 11 PHCs and as many as 16 SHCs and has encouraged officials to work with diligence and compassion in a bid to deliver good quality health service to the populace.

“We are called to duty to serve people with a lot of passion and care so that government efforts of delivering good quality health services are sustainable,” Bagra said during his visits. He said the motive behind the unannounced visits was to know the factual strength of health facilities, challenges facing by the department and also to prepare future course of action in order to tackle any epidemic/natural calamities in the district.

Soon after completing his eleven days tour, the DMO said “I must confess that there has been some laxity in the manner we have been discharging our duties. In many places I found health workers absent, probably they were busy with own businesses, cultivation etc leaving their esteemed duties. They are highly paid professionals and mere negligence of duty may lead to loss of some ones precious life. Our innocent and poor people earn money for prosperity and to provide better education to their children and their own development which should not be spoiled in the name of prolonged treatment, ignorance and shortage of facilities.” On his return to the headquarter, the DMO issued ‘Show Cause Notices’ to the erring officials and cautioned that stringent action will be initiated against them.

Notably, during his visits Dr. Bagra conducted several meetings with medical fraternity and verified the performance records and gave some corrective tips on the spot. “They should be caring, punctual, and sincere and should work with a missionary zeal,” he advised. He sought wholehearted cooperation from all corners to build East Siang a healthy and happiest district in the state, adding that his good office would continue to provide the necessary support for improved health sector. DIPRO



Delayed monsoon affects paddy cultivation

PASIGHAT, Jul 02: Weak and late arrival of monsoon may badly affect paddy cultivation in East Siang district this year, stated Deputy Commissioner RK Mishra.

The DC informed the PRI representatives, who are closely attached with the farming community and knocked the doors of the administration to get alternative measures for livelihood.

As told by ZPC Kaling Dai, all the rain-fed irrigation channels connected to paddy fields were dried up due to long dry spell. Dai suggested for cultivation of alternative crops. The Pasighat Block Farmers’ Union also sought relief from the administration, informed the DC.

While admitting that farmers have had a hard time getting crops planted, the DC in consultation with the District Agriculture Officer (DAO) Ojong Yomso said this can be challenging but there is options. The farmers must be guided everything properly regarding the process of cultivation of the crops to be cultivated.

The DAO in an official statement said that an estimated 11739 hectares (Approx) of land has been affected in the district. He also suggested for declaring the East Siang as drought affected district.

He said mustard farming should be taken as an alternative crop. Schemes for alternative contingency crop production like sesame and black-gram etc are being prepared to attenuate the farmer’ suffering.

Admitting that delay in arrival of monsoon has badly affected paddy cultivation, local MLA and Education Minister Bosiram Siram has assured to take up the issue with the authority concerned. Agriculture is the main source of livelihood and income for majority of people in the district. DIPRO


MDGs are within reach

Thirteen years after the world set the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), countries have made big strides to meet the eight anti-poverty targets by their 2015 deadline, says a United Nations report. The report stresses that the unmet goals are still within reach, but nations need to step up their efforts to achieve them.

"In more than a decade of experience in working towards the MDGs, we have learned that focused global development efforts can make a difference," Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in the report's foreword, in which he urges for accelerated action to close development gaps.

Agreed upon by world leaders at a UN summit in 2000, the MDGs set specific targets on poverty alleviation, education, gender equality, child and maternal health, environmental stability, HIV/AIDS and malaria reduction, and a global partnership for development.

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2013 shows how the combined actions of governments, civil society and the private sector have made substantial progress in meeting many of the targets, while also pointing out which areas are falling behind and require immediate attention.

The targets that have already been met include halving the number of people living in extreme poverty and providing more than two billion people with access to improved sources of drinking water.

Countries have also made great strides on health targets, and are within close reach of achieving them by 2015.

However, countries are falling short on other targets including those regarding maternal health, providing universal access to education, expanding access to sanitation, and achieving gender parity.

Progress has been uneven, and the report points to disparities among regions and between population groups within countries, with people living in rural areas finding themselves at a disadvantage.The report also states that the global economic crisis has left millions unemployed, and has reduced the amount of development aid for those countries that are most in need. In spite of these developments, the report urges sustained momentum, noting that countries will have to build on MDG achievements when they decide on a post-2015 agenda.

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Be aware of fake police

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to share my experience which I had to face while on my way to my home town Kurung Kumey via Kimin. My vehicle Tata Mobile bearing Reg. No. AR-01/E-6495 was carrying LPG with valid license No. SUP/KK/03/08. The vehicle was stopped near Dulhat Tinali in North Lakhimpur Assam that too in the early hours of the day i.e. on 2nd July' 2013 at around 5.30 AM by few persons who introduced themselves to be police personnel. Without any other question they asked for the documents of the vehicle and left the spot immediately after getting the documents. After waiting nearby for an hour or more we were left with no clue. What was to be done next? After waiting in vain as no one came, we left the place and started our journey and finally reached Kimin and told about the incident that took place with us at Dolahat Tinali to police personnel at Kimin Police station. They assured us of necessary help for our onward journey regarding documents problems.

By writing this I would like to request the police personnel to be truthful and check this so called fake police. They should not be involved in such act with anyone and please think about the convenience of the people using the road. I would like to conclude by appealing the common citizen to be aware of fake Khakee bardi wallas.


Risso Kame

Village Layang

Kurung Kumey



Please respect teacher

Dear Editor,

Through the pages of your esteemed daily, I would like to condemn the act of misbehavior that occurred a few days earlier at V.K.V Itanagar. The act was of using hostile and wrong words towards one of the teachers of the school. It so happened that a parent had come to the school for some paperwork. On not having met the concerned personnel for about half an hour, the parent herself looked for the required person. The teacher was not informed that the parent was looking for him. The teacher was found and was misbehaved. Hostile words were used against the teacher and he was also threatened.

What I wish to convey is that teachers should not be treated this way. They have donated themselves for the purpose of educating the children. Being a teacher is a very honorable and dedicated profession. The so called "teachers" who visit the school only once a month to take their fees are living freely, and strict actions should be taken against them. This can be considered as corruption. But really the hardworking teachers are yelled at, that too in front of the students. I don't think that this act should be considered civilized. The young children are not too good at listening to their elders but are very good at imitating them. Is this the fate of a dedicated teacher in Arunachal? If such things continue, the future of Arunachal is not too good. The teacher who was yelled at for no reason was the Vice Principal of V.K.V. Itanagar, I might add.


Kaling Danggen

VKV  Itanagar



Ordinary citizens at receiving end

Dear Editor,

Many a times, I heard that a shopkeeper or businessman has been looted, exhorted or at least tried by some criminal minded individual/s or group/s. Such a barbaric, cowardice and unruly act deserves condemnation from all sections of society. There should be exemplary punishment in accordance with law available to those who commit such crimes as to discourage others from doing so. And it happens in that way most of the time.

But what is most unfortunate is the daily basis exploitation of general public by the shopkeepers and businessmen. They fix the price of a commodity in accordance with their peculiar, greedy and selfish motives. We all are very well aware that the MRP stands for maximum retail price and to sell any item in excess of MRP is illegal and may invite legal action. But certain products are sold above MRP citing various reasons behind it. Exempli Gratia, if you will ask for a cold drink of any company which bears MRP of Rs 30, shopkeeper/businessman will ask you to pay Rs 35 (which is Rs 5 more than actual payable amount) and reason behind is very simple, FREEZING CHARGE.  If you recharge your DTH TV, the particular retailer/dealer will convince you to pay extra amount of Rs 10 for NET charge. There are so many similar cases of such incident which are well known to everybody.

Furthermore, some of the businessmen even don’t maintain basic standard of weights and measurements. Mostly in the daily markets or smaller shops, shopkeepers will simply use a stone or metal to measure a weight which is 100 grams or less.  Accuracy of such system of measuring weight is uncertain and it’s very likely that general public is being fooled by them. I even suspects that many shops in or around the capital complex is running without a trading license or with invalid one.  There are still so many related untold stories which goes by as days pass.

I honestly believe that every penny of my fellow citizens is hard earned and such malpractices by the businessmen are truly looting and exploiting it. It also gives bad impression to the society. And if it’s not eradicated at earliest, it will establish a permanent path for various types of ILLEGAL, BLACK MARKETING.  Therefore, I as an educated, rational and responsible citizen, sincerely request the authority concern to initiate immediate actions to curtail such practices by business section of our society. Various genuinely social minded NGOs, Association, Forums, etc. are highly requested to intervene in the matter before it’s too late. My fellow citizens are also requested to discourage such malpractices in any form. I would like to draw attention of the general public, NGOs and Authority concern through the column of your reputed local daily.


Ai Nerme,

Phill Yitor, Itanagar



Partiality in distribution of stipend money

Dear Editor,

After lot of protests, state govt distributed stipend money to the students but not to all eligible students. Irrespective of grades and marks of class 10th and 12th, stipend is given only to some students. Though the amount is increased, here in our college, only 10 members have got the privilege of stipend. I don't understand why the government is doing partiality, actually I don't know its partiality or just randomly selected. But what will happen to those other students who also rightfully deserve stipend money?


Lito Riba


Engg. College,

Bagalkot, Karnataka.