July 04



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




Anti - malaria month observed in Anjaw

ITANAGAR, Jul 03: Anti-malaria month (June 1-30) was observed by National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP), Anjaw district unit by organizing various programmes to create mass awareness about malaria to fight the epidemic of the disease successfully.

All medical officers, paramedical staff, peripheral health workers, including multi-purse workers (MPW), Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHAs) etc. were involved in creating awareness among masses to keep their surrounding neat and clean to prevent mosquito breeding.

The use of impregnated bed nets was also demonstrated by the Malaria Technical Supervisor of the district.

In spite of frequent road blockade, DDT spray coverage in malaria endemic blocks of Hayuliang, Hawai and Walong was more than 90 percent.

All suspected malaria cases with fever were tested using rapid diagnostic test and microscopic evaluation.


GWS team visits late Yudik’s family

ITANAGAR, Jul 03: A team from Galo Welfare Society (GWS) led by its president Dr. Emi Rumi handed over the amount (of Rs Five lakh) granted by the state government as immediate relief to the family of late Goto Yudik at Daporijo.

While handing over the amount to the wife of late Yudik, GWS President Dr. Rumi suggested her to utilize the money properly for bringing up the orphaned children and their education. Yudik, a student leader, lost his life in an unfortunate incident at Aalo on January 10, 2013.

The GWS president informed that the Govt. has already appointed the wife late Yudik as contingent employee.

He advised the Yudik family and the Galo people of Upper Subansiri to burry differences and try to forget the unfortunate incident in the greater interest of the Galo people in particular.

The visiting team included GWS Secretary General Mokir Ori, office bearers/ executive members of GSU and BASU.]


Lightning kills two, injures 3

ITANAGAR, Jul 03: Two persons were killed on the spot and three others sustained serious injuries when they were struck by lightning and thunder at Nampoong village under Namsai sub-division on July 2 noon. This was informed by the Arunachal Students Federation (ASF) in a release today. The deceased were identified as non-APST, the release said.

Two of the seriously injured persons were rushed to the CHC Namsai, one of them was reportedly shifted to Tinsukia for further treatment, the ASF informed.

Meanwhile, the ASF in a letter to Namsai ADC appealed him to take initiative for early release of compensation and financial grant for both the deceased and injured persons.


1.5 lakh sanctioned for construction of hanging bridge

ROING, Jul 03: Directorate of Disaster Management, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh has sanctioned an amount of Rs 1.5 lakh for construction of a hanging bridge over Chopopani river.

The fund shall be released to an executing agency for immediate construction of the hanging bridge at the point so that the people can at least pass over the river, informed Rakesh Tacho, CO (Desali). DIPRO


NSUI contributes for Uttarakhand tragedy victims

ITANAGAR, Jul 03: Expressing support and solidary with the victims of Uttarakhand flood fury, the Arunachal Pradesh State unit of National Students Union of India (NSUI) has contributed Rs 50,000 to Uttarakhand Govt for relief and rehabilitation of  flood affected people.  The NSUI also appealed to the well-wisher, party workers to contribute for flood victims.


BLOs meeting held at Khonsa

KHONSA, Jul 3: A meeting of BLOs was called by EAC cum ERO Headquarter K Tikhak at the DEO’ Conference Hall Khonsa yesterday with regard to election commission instruction on improvement of electoral rolls.

Addressing the meeting, Tikhak said that BLOs being the grass root level workers in context to preparation of electoral rolls has an important role to play and the success in preparation of 100 per cent error free and quality electoral rolls mainly depend on them. They being the electors and ordinary residents of the area allotted, they are well acquainted with the people so their little effort will pave the way for preparation of a good electoral roll. The BLOs were asked to identify the absent voters, the migrated voters and the dead voters so that they could be deleted in the ensuing revision process for a defect free electoral roll. He also laid special emphasis on identification of the voters of 18-19 years group for inclusion in the electoral roll.

The BLOs were asked to submit the weekly report in the format provided to them as the same has to be compiled and send to the CEO Itanagar as desired by the Election Commission.

Regarding the updating of BLO register the ERO informed that the BLO’s register will be issued as and when received from the CEO office Itanagar and instructed that it should be updated immediately with the data’s as sought. DIPRO


ASM’s death mourned

ITANAGAR, Jun 03: Parliament Secretary (Finance & IT) CC Singpho, all the PRI leaders and members and Govt. staff of Bordumsa expressed profound grief and sorrow over sudden and premature demise of newly elected Anchal Samity Member (ASM) Gamja Sikhet. Gamja died in a private nursing home in Dibrugarh, Assam on June one after a prolonged illness.

He left behind his wife and three children.

He was elected as ASM from Bordumsa Anchal Samity for the three consecutive terms.

In a condolence meeting at Panchaya Hall, Bordumsa, they observed two minutes silence praying for the eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed their heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family.


Training cum demonstration programme

ITANAGAR, Jul 3: A day-long training cum demonstration programme was conducted by KVK Upper Siang, Geku.

Altogether 48 trainees including Gaon burah, Panchayat leaders, Rural Youth and women attended the programme.

On the occasion, Integrated Nutrient Management with Azolla Culture was introduced and practical demonstration was conducted by Kato Tayeng (Subject Matter Specialist, Soil Science).

Cultivation practices of paddy under SRI technique was explained by Piyush Raman Pandey (Subject Matter Specialist, Agronomy). He also explained how farmers can get higher Rice yield thorough SRI in a situation where water, seed and other chemical inputs are scarce.

Dr. J K Singh (Subject Matter Specialist, Animal Science) elaborated poultry production techniques with vaccination schedule to prevent the birds from various kinds of diseases prevalent in the region.

Later, programme coordinator Dr. M C Debnath interacted with the farmers and assured them of every kind of technical supports from Krishi Vigyan Kendra.


Siang Puja — a  beginning for peace and serenity

PASIGHAT, Jul 03: “Siang Puja” the name itself defines its uniqueness. “Siang Aarti” performed every evening at Komlighat like people worship in Haridwar, Rishikesh, and Varanasi on river banks of “Ganga” for wealth, protection and prosperity.

It is known fact that once upon a time Komlighat was one of the safest place for miscreants to enjoy, loot and hide. Due to special attention and painstaking efforts of R K Mishra (Deputy Commissioner) a beautiful children park is being built up with huge open spaces for easy movement of vehicles, coffee house, and restaurants with modern facilities adding open balcony providing a panoramic view of Mighty Siang to make your evening enjoyable.

Finally it will be handed over to the local Paklek Welfare Committee to look after, protect and income generation. It has already been highly appreciated by the Governor N Sharma and First Lady during their maiden visit to Pasighat.

Hundreds of Pasighatians including officers, leaders, businessmen and local people joined the auspicious beginning on July 1 at Komlighat and performed puja.


Oath of affirmation to eight ZPMs in Tezu

TEZU, Jul 03: First meeting of the Lohit Deputy Commissioner with the newly elected Zilla Parishad Members of 13th Lohit Zilla Parishad was held in the Conference Hall of Deputy Commissioner, Tezu today.

The agenda  of the meeting was administration of Oath of Affirmation to the eight elected ZPMs of Chongkham, Wakro, Lekang, Upper Lekang, Ningroo, Namsai, Sunpura and Tezu.

Deputy Commissioner R K Shrama also interacted with the eight ZPMs and congratulated them on their success.

On the occasion, Kyasing Munglang of Ningroo ZP Constituency selected as Chairperson of 13-Lohit Zilla Parishad Constituency. DIPRO


Cleanliness drive at Nyapin

ITANAGAR, July 03: A cleanliness drive was organized at Nyapin under the supervision of Tatdo Borang, ADC Nyapin on June 29 last.

Many people including officials from government departments, PR leaders and children participated in it.

During the drive, the ADC Borang while emphasizing on cleanliness and hygiene suggested the participants to keep their surroundings clean.

“Conduct cleanliness drive in each of your colonies once a week and jointly clean the town every second Saturday of a month,” he advised.

He asked the shopkeepers of Nyapin town to paint their commercial buildings in green colour.

He further constituted heath and sanitation committee for each sector.





353 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


Orgs demand capital punishment for rapist

ITANAGAR,  Jul 03: Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW), All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU), Nyishi Elite Society (NES) and various other organisations have  condemned the gruesome act of rape and murder of a minor girl at Bhalukpong on Tuesday in strongest terms. The organizations said that the rapist deserves capital punishment considering the gravity of the crime he committed.

Twenty-two-year-old rapist, an acquaintance of the child lured her from her Khula Camp area, took her to the secluded tourist lodge, raised her modesty, murdered before dumping her body in the nearby jungle, which he had admitted to the police during interrogation.

Taking serious note of rising incidents of crimes against women and children, the State Women Commission has urged the State Government and law enforcing authority to take stringent measures to check such crimes in the state. APSCW has also sought status report of the case from the authority concerned. The Women Commission also sought status report on pregnant woman assault case at Kharsang from police/authority concerned.

According to a report, a six months pregnant woman was assaulted by Assam Rifles personnel at Kharsang of Changlang district on June 28.

Meanwhile, All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union announced to ensure capital punishment to the rapist at a massive public rally at Bhalukpong today.

“There is no place for a criminal in a tribal society, who visibly resorted to cold blooded murder of an infant girl”, AAPSU president Kamta Lapung told the rally, organised jointly by the AAPSU and the women’s group of Bhalukpong.

 “It is a heinous crime against women, and should not be politicised, communalised and given any colour to create hurdle in the legal process,” Lapung said, adding that AAPSU, which always advocates against crime against the women, would continue to fight for justice to the bereaved family and for the departed soul to rest in peace.

Thousands of members of the civil society rising above all distinction attended the rally to reflect that the tribal abhor such crimes. As Arunachal Pradesh witnessed few barbaric incidents of such nature in the recent past, the apex students’ body would demand fast tracking of all those cases to grant speedy justice, Lapung added.

Condemning the inhumane and dastardly act in its strongest term, the Nyishi Elite Society (NES) said that the rapist deserves capital punishment considering the gravity of the crime he committed. However, it said that “let law take its own course.”

NES appealed everyone to exercise restraint and ensure that peace is maintained after the incident.

It lauded Police for apprehending the rapist within few hours of the incident.

The Nyishi Nyem Acham (NNA) has also expressed shock over the barbaric act where a minor girl was raped and murdered at Bhalukpong yesterday.

In a release, while condemning the heinous act, the NNA demanded that the rapist  be punished with the toughest of law.


CM assures punishment, appeals for calm

ITANAGAR: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has expressed shock at the incident of rape and murder of a minor girl at Bhalukpong on Tuesday and condemned the heinous and un-pardonable crime in the strongest sense.

Immediately on receipt of the information, Tuki called an urgent meeting with the Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary (Home) and Director General of Police this morning and took stock of the situation as well as the investigation. While appreciating the effort of the local police in apprehending the culprit within an hour, he, however, asserted that the case should be expeditiously processed so that the culprit is awarded exemplary punishment as per law at the earliest.  Sensing public outrage at the heinous crime, the Chief Minister has deputed Health & Family Welfare Minister Atum Welly and local MLA Kumsi Sidisow to follow the investigation and ensure speedy processing of the case as well as console the aggrieved family and the local people.

The Chief Minister also directed for release of ex-gratia to the aggrieved family at the earliest as per norms.  

Tuki appealed the people to maintain calm and allow the law to take its own course. He reiterated that a criminal is a criminal and doesn’t belong to a tribe, community or religion.

“This is a heinous crime committed unheard of in our state. We will see to it that justice is delivered to the victim and the culprit is accorded a punishment in equal terms as the crime committed,” he assured.

Meanwhile, Tuki conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the aggrieved family members and expressed solidarity with them at this hour of grief.




State Govt should stop lighting yellow light, start action, says NBCC

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Jul 03: “State government should stop lighting yellow light. It is time to start taking action,” said President, Nyishi Baptist Church Council (NBCC) Techi James Tara in a press conference held at Press Club here today.

On May 21 last, some miscreants belonging to Assam had demolished a Baptist Church at Dikalmukh in East Kameng district, as alleged by some onlookers.

Reiterating state government’s inaction in the demolition of a Baptist church at Dikalmukh in East Kameng district on May 21 last allegedly by Assam authorities, while handing over a copy of representation letter submitted to the chief minister asking for justice, Techi said, “It’s been more than a month since the incident took place which was led by DFO Bishwanath Chariali and Police Station In-charge Behali and we are yet to see any action from the government side.”

“Why is the government still silent on the issue? Why has there been no initiation from the government side? Indian being a secular country, do we have to keep suffering? Or the government wants us to take things in our hand?,” Techi  questioned adding, “I am afraid this attitude of the state government will corrode the secular status of our state.”

The Council in the representation has demanded the state government to investigate the matter, to identify culprits involved in it and book them under appropriate section of law.

Claiming that the Seijosa Police Station in-charge in spite of lodging FIR of the case did not initiate any action against the same, the Council demanded suspension of the PS In-charge saying the in-charge be replaced with an efficient officer who would look into the case.

“The state government should also ask his Assam counterpart to hand over the perpetrators of the attack to Arunachal Police for free and fair trial,” Techi said.

“If the demolition was done on the basis of boundary issue, they should have served a notice. There was nothing. No other building was attacked, why only the Church?” claimed vice president NBCC John Panye.

“In a secular country, we have all the rights to be protected” general secretary NBCC Rev Halli Likha said further adding, “We respect other religions and we also expect other communities to respect us.”



Itanagar Municipal Council holds its first business meeting

ITANAGAR, Jul 03: The first business meeting of Itanagar Municipal Council (IMC) was held at UD Conference Hall on July 1 last presided over by the Chief Councillor Higio Aruni.

Senior Town Planner Sukhvinder Singh made a power point presentation on Arunachal Pradesh Municipal Act 2007, Powers and functions of the Municipality and other issues related to the Municipality.

Chief Municipal Executive Officer of the IMC, Sanjay Goyal while congratulating the newly elected councillors of Itanagar Municipal Council reviewed the present scenario and all round development activities of Itanagar Capital Complex.

Various Municipal issues such as power and functions of the Municipalities, Solid Waste Management of IMC, Burial and Cremation ground, Drainage System, Widening of Roads and Footpaths, Public Security, Town Beautification, Restriction on Inner Line Permit, Digitalization of Ration Cards, Appointment of Municipal Functionaries etc. were discussed in the meeting. Various Committees were also constituted to make a detailed study on the subjects discussed. Town Planner cum Municipal Secretary, Likha Suraj, , apprised the council of all the matters and issues initiated by the department for the municipal bodies and the matters which required further persuasion by the Council.



Social worker donates vehicle to police station

YUPIA, Jul 3: Tana Pekhi, a prominent social worker from Doimukh, Papum Pare district today donated a Tata Sumo vehicle to the Police Station Doimukh in a formal function at office chamber of Deputy Commissioner, Yupia.

Tana had voluntarily donated the said vehicle as a gesture of police-public cooperation in maintaining the law and order situation in the area and to ensure smooth movement of Police personnel during the time of needs.

Papum Pare district Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu has appreciated Tana for voluntarily helping the police department by donating a vehicle. He said such initiative will not only a source of inspiration for the society but will also go a long way in building the trust and cooperation between police and public. Papum Pare district, Superintendent of Police Nabam Gungte said it is a morale booster for the officers and personnel of Police station Doimukh in particular and police department as a whole. It will help the police in ensuring better mobility and coverage of the area during any security problem.

Head of department and administrative officers were present on the occasion. DIPRO



AAPSU adopts 10-point charter of demands, to fight against refugees

ITANAGAR, Jul 03: The first assembly session of All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) organized at NEFA Building on  June 30 last unanimously adopted resolutions to press for its demands for confinement of Chakma-Hajong refugee to the  allotted area, re-launch clean drive against illegal Bangladeshi immigrants  and permanent solution to Assam- Arunachal boundary problems among others.

While adopting a ten-point charter of demands, the session held with AAPSU president Kamta Lapung on  chair and attended by all the federal units of the  Apex Students body AAPSU also empowered the central executive member of  the Union to frame ‘a modulation and policy’ to carry out the activities regarding  the demands.

The House unanimously adopted a resolution  stating that the Chakma and Hajong refugees be confined to it's allotted area and state Govt should frame a mechanism to check further influx  and  stop the movement of refugees  their designated area.  The name of Chakma and Hajongs whoever have been enrolled in Electoral College in Arunachal Pradesh be deleted at the earliest, the AAPSUsaid.

Expressing concern over the increasing number of  Bangladeshi migrants, the house also unanimously adopted a resolution to re-launch phase-wise operation clean drive.

Terming the Chinese claim over the territory of Arunachal Pradesh, which is the integral part of India, as unethical and baseless,  AAPSU felt that staple visa to the citizen of Arunachal Pradesh is humiliating to the Govt of India.  It said if both the state and Central Govts count not bring any alternative solution than staple visa should be allowed as a valid document to enable Arunachalees to visit China.

While condemning the recent incident of Hasse Russa under Longding district where the Assam authorities did not allow to conduct Panchayat election within Arunachal territory and  other repeated encroachment of Arunachal territory in boundary area by Assam authorities, AAPSU also urged the state Govt to expedite  the process for early solution to boundary row.

AAPSU further resolved to continue its fight against PRC to non-APST,  demand  for immediate cancelation of land allotment, trading license and ST certificate to non-APST and  introduction of anthropology subject  in the colleges under RGU from next academic session, infrastructural development of all the existing schools and colleges of the state and  for enhancement of student's stipend.

Lastly, the house also adopted resolution voicing against the  formation of various organizations and unions in the name of students which do not carry the legitimate mandate of the student community of the state.

Earlier, the session began with the address of the AAPSU vice president Toko Happy.



Challengers' Tiger Seven Tournament-2013

CCSC, GFFC, PBFC, AYPNFC register wins

ITANAGAR, Jul 03: CCSC, Game Fort FC (GFFC), Paney Brothers FC (PBFC) and All Youth Papu Nallah FC (AYPNFC) won their respective match in the Challengers’ Tiger Seven Tournament-2013 at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today.

CCSC-B FC beat Police Colony FC 4-1 in the first match of the day. Tadar Kojum, Pura Byai, Dungda Dui and Parlad Bora scored a goal each for CCSC-B FC while the consolation goal for Police Colony FC was scored by Ragio Tadap.

The second match was played between Tai Brothers FC and Game Fort FC in which the former was defeated by the latter 1-0. Dagme Lohit scored the winner.

The third match of the day was played between Leading Youth FC and Paney Brothers FC in which the former was defeated by the latter by margin of 3-0 goals. Gyamar Bayu,Tame Agi and Paney Kuna scored a goal each for Paney Brothers FC.

All Youth Papu Nallah FC (AYPNFC) defeated Rono Spartan Sports Club (RSSC) 4-0 in the last match of the day.

Lokam Situp scored a hat-trick and Sunny Kotin netted one goal for AYPNFC.


Today’s matches

1. Todo FC vs Oxford FC at 1:00 pm

2. Jage Sangtam FC vs  Karna Tayum FC at 2:05 pm

3. Service XI FC vs Karsingsa FC at 3:10 pm

4. Engineering FC vs  Payo XI at 4:15 pm



The fight against corruption and all in between

Appu Gapak

Last month we saw a group of students from a Govt. school in Itanagar resorting to a movement against the principal demanding his ouster alleging misappropriation in fee structure and the failure to run the institution properly.

“We want to tell everyone what wrong is going on in our school. The fee structures are much higher than the fees that our friends studying in other govt. schools are paying. This is wrong and this movement should be a lesson for other schools as well which take so much money in the name of this and that fund,” one of the agitating students had said.

No, they are not the only one. Every day we see many organizations fighting against misappropriation of ‘this and that’.  And then, there are lots more coming as we all know with the number increasing on a daily basis, as we can see in our local dailies.  ‘Whistle-blowers’ - we call them.

These are just instances of the fight against the anomalies, or the better known ‘corruption’, that we see is swallowing our only 26 year old state into its delirium.

But then we also live in the same system where we see people paying bribes to the government employees just because they want their work to be done hassle-free, not like the usual sluggish drag that government works take to be done. And there are percentages too, from the lower grade officers to the people operating on the top. The officeholder expects and people give in. And in some case, people give even when the officials do not expect.

People are ever ready to pay for a job even before he/she applies for it. When caught violating the traffic rules and even before they are asked to show the license, they prefer to ‘offer the dough’ since it is easier than losing your precious time. People in the garb of running a civil society organization portraying themselves as anti-corruption squads are actually in the pursuit of filling up their sacks. It is as obvious as that.

When we do talk about curbing corruption, even before Jan Lok Pal bill was discussed, Right to Information (RTI) Act has always been there since its adaptation in the year 2005.

It is a powerful weapon in the hands of the people to fight corruption. Introduction of RTI in the system shows the sincerity of the government towards its people. It speaks of the need to bring transparency in the system. Nothing rattles a bureaucrat more than a question that would expose his wrong-doing.

But the power that was given to the common public to curtail corruption is being used the other way round. The supremacy that was to pave way for lucidity in the system has become numb. Many of the people, not to say few, are using the power to blackmail the government employees forcing them into heeding to their certain demands.

Is there a sure-shot remedy for corruption when society itself is corrupt?

It’s the people’s greed that is making corruption grow into manifold. It is there because we exploit one another’s weaknesses and needs. There has to be a moral reawakening. Availability of the responsibilities that each of us has towards the society.



Public resent poor infrastructure, educational scenario


DAPORIJO, Jul 03: The public of Daporijo have finally woke up to draw the State Government’s attention towards the poor education scenario of their district.

Alleging step-motherly treatment, a group of villagers from Bami Bate Dargung has decided to fight tooth and nails for their basic right (education).

They have also lodged complaint with the Deputy Commissioner highlighting the poor school infrastructure in Piya village under Giba circle. They alleged, the school building was lying in dilapidated condition due to apathy of the authority concerned to maintain it. They further alleged that some people have erected their own permanent structure by dismantling the school building.

The Deputy Commissioner was also informed of teachers’ absenteeism. According to them, many teachers are reluctant to stay at their respective posting places.

In Upper Subansiri district, many Government schools exist on paper/official record only. Many schools have no proper infrastructure and lack teaching staff. A single teacher has to play different roles in many schools. There are also schools in villages where there is no student, they claim. The teachers posted in those schools are reportedly staying at Daporijo doing their personal business. But who cares?

“Why does the authority not check this malpractice”?

Meanwhile, students of Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Daporijo are going to stage dharna at Daporijo Market area and in front of the DC’s office tomorrow to register their protest against the ‘pathetic condition’ of their school.

Admission process for the academic session 2013-14 has already started in the lone higher secondary school of Daporijo. Police have been deployed in the school campus to maintain law and order as thousands of students from various schools within and out side Daporijo are seeking admission in the school. At the same time, a good number of students from outside Daporijo have been deprived of getting admission in the school due to shortage of teacher, classroom etc.

A student from poor economic background, who could not get admission in the school, said in frustration that “I will have to discontinue my study.”

The overcrowded student of the Govt. College, the Hr. Sec. School and Town Middle School, Daporijo has also disturbed the academic atmosphere as the college and both the schools are located at almost in same campus.



DC visits Govt Hr. Sec. school

ROING, Jul 03: Lower Dibang Valley District Deputy Commissioner Shiv Kumar visited Govt. Higher Secondary School, Roing today and interacted with the students of the schools.

He exhorted the students to aim high in life and accordingly starts working hard to achieve that goal. He advised the students to at least have some target in life and to stay focus on that target till it is reached. He further exhorted them to maintain discipline and abstain themselves from any activities like use of drugs, alcohol which will tends to divert their attention from their studies.  

Kumar who also served as a school teacher in Kendriya Vidyalaya schools for seven years before becoming an IAS officer narrated his own stories of motivation, determination, hard labour and success despite belonging from a backward village in Bihar which motivated the students to a large extend.

As the higher secondary level is the crucial period for every student, the decision and the action taken in this stage will mold their career, DC further opined to start a career counseling programme for the students of Higher Secondary level in the school. He asked the principal of the school to make a profile of each student of Class XII and accordingly the plan and programme of the career counseling will be prepared and sorted out.  

He further expressed surprised to see largely crowded 272 students of Class XI (Humanity) taking class in a single class room.

Meanwhile, Principal D Lego informed that the numbers is likely to cross 300 after the declaration of Class X compartmental exam. She further informed that due to shortage of subject teachers, Class XI (Humanity) could not be divided into sections.

While highlighting various problems in running the school smoothly, Principal informed that the school is in shortage of 2 senior teachers of Biology and Economics due to retirement of two Senior Teachers of the school last year. She also informed that the Senior Teacher of History Subject is retiring on this month. However, she informed that there is excess of Junior Teachers in Science (PCM) but shortage of English and Social Science Teachers.

She also informed that due to non-clearance of pending telephone bills for the last many years due to non-provision of fund, the land telephone line of the school has been disconnected by the BSNL authorities. There is notice of disconnection of water pipe line as well as electric line to the school due to non-clearance of bills. She requested the authorities to provide fund for the same for smooth functioning of the school.

She appreciated the district administration for providing provision of four Sintex to the schools for storage of drinking water.

Principal further informed that the CBSE result of the schools is improving year by year.

Earlier, DC inspected school hostels. He was accompanied by Kalyani Namchoom, EAC (Hq) and Rakesh Tacho, CO. DIPRO



Drive against violators of traffic rules intensified in Pasighat

PASIGHAT, Jul 03: For all motorists helmets and valid documents are mandatory while on roads. Either you follow traffic rules, produce your documents to help you out or be ready to pay the penalty amount to the special magistrate-police team on duty. Always remember, if your bike/vehicle is not registered it may also be seized in any place, anytime, stated the Chakpa Wangsu, DTO Pasighat today. He said the Deputy Commissioner R K Mishra has directed the transport authority to conduct frequent traffic checking in place to place regularly with the help of magistrates and police as regulating traffic would be his utmost priority to control road accidents and criminal activities in the township.

During the last two days, Nakas were put up at the entrance of DC’s office and DEM Higher Secondary School by the enforcing team, comprising of Starlie Jamoh and M Siram (Magistrates), Chakpa Wangsu DTO, T. Radeng OC Traffic, N. Ete MVI along with police personnel to check the vehicles specially two wheelers and imposed fines to those who were found violating traffic rules. The DTO Wangsu informed that 324 two wheelers were fined and 6 numbers of two-wheelers and one Tata Sumo were taken into custody for questioning to check whether those are stolen or happened due to negligence of the owners. A sum of Rs. 79,600 were collected from the offenders which has already been deposited to the government treasury, confirmed the DTO.

If you are planning to take a ride out of the town on your two-wheeler, make sure your vehicle is registered, you have the requisite documents to show and ensure both the number plates (front & rear) are put up rightly and make sure you are using helmet as such type of unannounced drives be will continued, official sources added. DIPRO



Ex-ZPM’s death mourned

ITANAGAR, Jul 03: Lok Sabha member Takam Sanjoy today expressed his deep shock at the premature death of former Upper Koloriang ZPM Bengia Yadek, who died Tuesday while on way to Guwahati for treatment.

Women have been playing a very important role in the socio-economic development of this under developed state, and Yadek would always be remembered for her invaluable contributions to the remote Kurung Kumey district, Sanjoy said in his condolence message.

Tax & Excise Parliamentary Secretary Lokam Tasar, in his condolence, termed her as a noted social activist who was committed to the greater welfare of the society. Her death would create a void in the society, particularly in the district, he said.

“Let her soul rest in peace,” prayed both the lawmakers.  

Describing the former ZPM’s death a great loss to the Nyishi community in particular, Nyishi Elite Society prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.

Yadek left behind his husband Bengia Sima, Language Officer of Research Department, three sons, a daughter.

NES also conveyed deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family to withstand the loss.

All Nyishi Youth Association Kurung Kumey District Unit also deeply mourned the  sudden demise of Yadek,  

The association observed two minutes silence and prayed to almighty rest his departed soul in eternal peace to give enough strength to the bereaved family to bear irreparable loss.

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Save Nari-Seren area from Assam  

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily I on behalf of the public of Nari-Seren Anchal block would like to request the ZPM,ASM and especially our hon. MLA to take swift and strong measures to stop the encroachment of Nari area land by Assam. If you can't reclaim our lost land, atleast protect the lands that are still ours. Without peace and security, development is of no use, as it’s like a great building without a boundary wall. Though there is doubled storey ADC office, mini stadium, high mast light towers, PHC etc. in Nari, about hardly 1km from here the Assam IRBN camp is located. We have to pass through Assam to get Nari. Shortly we would suggest for construction of a check-gate, govt. offices or welcome to Nari board at Lumpo village, immediately completion of NEC road. The Nari forest reserve now named korai baari by Assam can be secured by construction of barbed-wire fencing (about 2-3kms) from Lumpo to Nari River excluding the encroached land and deployment of IRBN personnel to guard it. As the saying goes it’s "better late than never\".


M.Doye, K. Riba, T. Kaye

Nari, Telam villages



Let’s make Arunachal smoke Free State

Dear Editor,

It's high time we all know about the ill effects of smoking. Therefore through your esteemed daily I would like to make people aware of the law on Public Smoking that was implemented almost 5yrs ago. Smoking in public is banned under Prohibition of Smoking in Public Place, 2008.

According to the law, (1) Places where smoking is restricted include auditoriums, movie theatres, hospitals, restaurants, hotels, parks, market places, public transports and their related facilities like airports, bus stands/stations, railway stations etc. (2) Anybody violating the law will be charged with a fine of Rs 7200. (3) The sale of tobacco products within 100 yards of educational institutions is also prohibited.

It is not surprising for us to see everyday people smoking in bus stands, market place, parks etc. I feel irritated to see people smoking around hospitals. Please have some concern for the patients inside. I don't understand why the policemen or any of their kind doesn’t take any action against them.

I appeal to all my beloved citizens to be aware of the law and stop smoking in public place. You are free to smoke in your own private place if you really want to ruin your life. But you don't have the right to destroy others life. I kindly request the concerned authorities to take action in this regard and help us TO make Arunachal a Smoke Free State.


Kago Kanya



Use electricity judiciously

Dear Editor,

Electricity is a form which is very much familiar to us. Electricity is defined as the energy produced by charged particles. It is used for lighting our homes, operating electronic equipments and even for charging devices like the mobile phones, computer, refrigerator, Television etc. Many of us do not care about the wastage of electricity done in our daily life. They do not realize the importance of saving electricity.

Electricity is very much helpful to us I agree. But its careless use can lead to many problems example like the global warming. However, if we use it efficiently, we can save a lot of money. Ultimately by this, we can get to know that using electricity efficiently is very much helpful to us. There are many steps of using electricity efficiently, some of them are as follows:-

(i)        Uses of more CFL bulbs.

(ii)       Avoiding usage of equipments like heater etc during evening.

(iii)      Switching off the Refrigerator’s whenever it is not in use especially during cold winter days.

So, my dear people of Arunachal Pradesh I cordially request all of you to utilize electricity efficiently because it not only prevent global warming to some extent but can also save us a lot of money.


Lindum Ruth

School Captain

King Cup

Public School

Bank Tinali Itanagar.


Urbanisation threatens sustainable development

Without fresh ideas to address rapid urbanization, the number of people living in slums lacking access to basic infrastructure and services such as sanitation, electricity, and health care may skyrocket from one billion at present to three billion by 2050, the United Nations reported.

That wake up call is one of several alarm bells sounded in the UN World Economic and Social Survey 2013, which was launched on 2nd July in Geneva and which focuses this year on sustainable development and the challenges facing its economic, social and environmental dimensions.

According to the Survey, the vision of promoting economic and social wellbeing while protecting the environment has not been achieved due to rising inequality, gaps and shortfalls in development partnerships, rapid population growth, climate change and environmental degradation.

The Survey, produced by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), examines three key challenges to sustainable development - sustainable cities, food and nutrition security and energy transformation. These were also among the main focuses of the historic UN Conference on Sustainable Development, held in Brazil last year and known as Rio+20.

According to the Survey, sustainable development of urban areas requires integration and coordination, and investment to tackle land-use issues, food security, employment creation, transportation infrastructure development, biodiversity conservation, water conservation, renewable energy sourcing, waste and recycling management, and the provision of education, health care and housing.

Along with food and nutrition security, the Survey highlights the critical need to find creative mechanisms to promote forward-looking energy efforts, such as the Secretary-General's Sustainable Energy for All initiative. It aims at achieving three linked global targets by 2030: universal access to modern energy services; the doubling of energy efficiency; and the doubling of the share of renewable energy in the world's energy mix.