July 10



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





Rape & murder condemned

ITANAGAR, Jul 09: People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) condemned the rape and murder of a girl child in Bhalukpong and demanded exemplary punishment to the accused.

Criticizing the ruling Congress Government for allegedly failing to ensure safety and security of life and property of common masses, the party appealed to the common masses to be very alert and vigilant to remain safe and fight united against such crimes.

Meanwhile, party’s working President Nikh Kamin has assigned duties (organisational in-charge) to some members of the state executive body district wise in order to strengthen the party organisation at all level.

Condemning the rape and murder of a three-year old girl in Bhalukpong on July 2, the Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization (APATCYO) has demanded capital punishment to the rapist.

In a release, it said, death penalty will act as a deterrent for such heinous crime against women in the state.

The association also insisted the state government to adopt law to protect women from rape and other crimes.

“And we also appealed all to support the demand so that justice is done to the aggrieved family,” the release further added.


Complaint against Changlang ADC

ITANAGAR, Jul 09: The Tutsa community of Changlang district is upset with ADC Changlang.

They alleged that the ADC on July 5 had issued ST certificates, to some youths belonging to Tutsa of Phungsa and Changra villages, describing Tutsa as one of the sub tribes of Tangsa community. The youths had approached the ADC to obtain relaxation certificate for a recruitment rally of Assam Rifles.

Angered by the situation, the community has lodged a complaint against the ADC with Changlang DC demanding clarification on the issue with written apology to the community.

Alleging that the wrong depiction of the tribe was done intentionally, they said, despite knowing the fact that Tutsa tribe is a recognized Scheduled Tribe of the state, he went ahead to declare it as a sub tribe of Tangsa which is wrong. They further demanded immediate transfer from the district as he has ‘mentally and socially disturbed the tribe’.

In another release while reiterating similar concern, the All Tutsa Students’ Union (ATSU) and All Tutsa Welfare Society (ATWS) have condemned the district administration.

It is a well known fact that the two tribes Tangsa and Tutsa living in Changlang district belong to two different communities. They are distinctively different from each other, ethnically and linguistically, it stated.

We urge the district administration to issue new ST certificates in correct format, it said adding, we are extremely hurt by the act. It also requested the DC and the local MLA to look into the matter.


Tawang celebrates 78th birth anniversary of 14th Dalai Lama

TAWANG, Jul 09:The People of Tawang district thronged at the Urgelling Gompa (birth place of the 6th Dalai Lama) to offer their prayers and wishes to 14th Dalai Lama on his 78th birth anniversary. Cultural programmes, prayer and offering were organized to mark the day.

Meanwhile, Eco-Wildlife and Pollution Control Society (EWPCS) Tawang initiated a plantation programme and mass social service in the premises of the Urgelling Gompa and DC Office Tawang.

EWPCS President Tashi Dondup appreciated Deputy Commissioner Tawang Abhishek Dev for continuous support and encouragement shown towards the development of the district. DIPRO


AAPLU seeks creation of posts

ITANAGAR, Jul 09:  In a representation to the Minister Geology and Mining, All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union (AAPLU) sought creation of group C and D posts in the department, claiming that the department is facing acute shortage of said staffs.  It also sought clearance of pending files of 2008 and 2009 years for the smooth functioning of the department.


BJP unit demands erection of BSNL tower

ITANAGAR, Jul 09:  The Anjaw district Bharatiya Janata Party unit today urged the BSNL authority to erect tower at Khyong. In a release the BJP unit said that people of said area are living incommunicado state and unknown to the world affairs due to absence of telecommunication.  It appealed to the authority to set the tower at earliest for the welfare of the people living in remote villages.


Vanamahotsava at Tuting

YINGKIONG Jul 09: With rest parts of the state and the country the Vanamahotsava festival was observed at Govt. Higher Secondary School, Tuting on July 4 last.

K Apang EAC, Duhon Tekseng VP and Rupir Boli Deputy Forest Ranger Tuting participated the programme and gave lectures on important of preservation and protection of flora and fauna. Local public leaders, officers, teachers and students planted 80 saplings in an around the school compound on the occasion. DIPRO


DC claims bandh will be defied

ITANAGAR, Jul 09: All the market and business establishments in Capital Complex will remain open and vehicles ply as usual on July 11. This assurance was given to Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner by the representatives of market welfare committees of both Itanagar and Naharlagun, transport federations, petrol depot associations etc. in a meeting held in connection with the propose July 11 bandh call given by Capital Complex Unit of All Nyishi Youth Association at his office here today, according to an official release.

According to the release, the organizations have assured full cooperation to the district administration to defy the proposed bandh call by keeping shutters of their business establishments open and ply vehicles as usual on the day of bandh.

The District Administration has already declared the bandh illegal. It has also instructed the police to make elaborate security arrangements during the bandh day to prevent any bandh related untoward incident as well as ensure normal life of common people. Appreciating the support of the associations, the DC hoped that Bandh call would be effectively neutralized with the cooperation of all as has been done in the last few occasions.

The DA also sough support and cooperation from all stakeholders of capital complex to make the given bandh call a huge failure so that the city could get rid of the menace of bandh culture.


Seven cases disposed off in Lok Adalat

TEZU, Jul 09: Under the Chairmanship of Tezu Deputy Commissioner R.K. Sharma a Lok Adalat was conducted in the Conference Hall of Deputy Commissioner’s Office, Tezu recently. Seven cases out of sixteen numbers of Motor Accident Claims Tribunal cases of Lohit district were disposed in presence of the parties and their respective advocates.

Ex-officio member and Superintendent of Police Kuruvilla, ex-officio member secretary G K Paul Chaudhury (EAC Judicial), members of MACT and all the nominated members of Lohit District Legal Service Authority were present during the session. DIPRO


Meritorious students felicitated

ITANAGAR, Jul 09: The All Tatung Welfare Society (ATWS) felicitated the meritorious students of Class X and XII of its clan in a function held at a hotel in Capital today.

Tatung Tadu and Tatung Yanga were felicitated for topping Class X and XII exams respectively.





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


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Dreaded criminal nabbed

ITANAGAR, Jul 09: Acting on a tip off, the capital police under the command of SDPO Taru Gusar this morning apprehended one of the most wanted proclaim offenders Logyo Tamin. Aged 25 years Tamin is resident of Byasi village under Sangram PS, Kurung Kumey district. He was arrested from Nitivihar area.

Tamin is wanted in several cases of extortion in capital complex in which he used to serve extortion note with live Chinese made grenade to engineer demanding huge amount.

Judicial Magistrate First Class Itanagar cum SDO [Jud] Capital Complex, Itanagar has already issued proclamation order declaring alleged accused Tamin as proclaim offender U/S 82 Cr.PC. in connection with Itanagar PS Case No. 13/2013 U/S 387 IPC R/W Sec. 4 [a] Explosive Substances Act.

As per the police sources Tamin was carrying old newspaper clippings of him being arrested with weapon. He was perhaps using those newspaper clippings to create fear psychosis and  extort money. Further police informed that he will be intensively interrogated in the next few days.



Mass transfer but yet no relievers in East Kameng

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Jul 09: It seems that state education department’s much touted slogan, “quality education” has shrunk to lips only, as it’s transfer and posting system remains a “bewildering process” beyond the understanding of common people.

In a stark revelation made today, East Kameng Social Welfare and Cultural Organization (EKSWCO) claimed that three school principals, forty one junior and senior teachers and fifty assistant teachers have been transferred from the district since last twelve years but no relievers have  been sent against them so far.

With  document obtained from the education department, EKSWCO disclosed that once a teacher is transferred from the district, the authority never sends reliever against the said teacher. It also claimed that most of the schools in the district are running by the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan teachers. It is said the education department has been maintaining this tradition since last twelve years.

The district parental organization expressed its shock and anguish over the treatment of the education department towards the district.

“No relievers have been sent against the transferred teachers since last twelve years, in such situation how could the so-called quality education be achieved” questioned Dr Tachi Taku EKSWCO chairman.  Dr Taku also said that such attitude from the education department could push back the district education scenario.  

Taking serious note of the deteriorating education scenario, EKWSCO resolved to take the matter with the state chief minister through the local representative.

However the director of school education could not be contacted by this daily for confirmation and comment.



DA distributes compensation to Highway affected people

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Jul 09: The Papum Pare district administration today handed over compensation money for construction of four lane highway from Itanagar to Hollongi. The compensation was disbursed at the office of Land Revenue & Settlement Officer (LRSO) Yupia under tight security. Altogether 235 affected people were distributed compensation to the tune of Rs 11 crore 70 lakh. The amount was distributed in both cheque and cash.

For the convenient of citizens, those receiving below 1 lakh were given cash money in return of cheque issued against them. The administration set up movable bank to distribute cash. The officials of Punjab National Bank (PNB) who was part of movable bank distributed the cash.

With the successful completion of distribution of compensation money, the Papum Pare district administration under the leadership of deputy commissioner Pige Ligu and LRSO Techi Hitlar has managed to solve major crisis which was becoming stumbling block in the way for construction of four lane highways. The Itanagar-Hollongi four lane highway is 20 KM in length. Of which, 12 KM was under capital complex jurisdiction and remaining 8 KM with Papum Pare district administration. The total compensation amount is Rs 17 crore. The Papum Pare authorities distributed its share of 6 crore compensation money last year itself. However due to various issues the compensation amount for capital complex was not being able to distribute. The state cabinet on 12th January 2013 took the decision to hand over the difficult task of compensation distribution to DC Papum Pare.

The entire compensation distribution was done today under the guidance of EAC Yupia Likha Tejji who was overall magistrate for the day. LRSO Techi Hitlar thanked public for the cooperation and expressed hope that four lane highway will be constructed without any obstacle in coming days.



NIFT in Arunachal approved in principle

NEW DELHI, Jul 09: The Centre has approved in principle for establishment of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) at Sagalee.

In a meeting with Chief Minister Nabam Tuki in New Delhi today, the Union Minister for Textiles Dr. KS Rao said that NIFT, which is a premier fashion designing, management and technology institute of the country, would be set up in Sagalee to cater to the students from different parts of the region. While assuring his support and co-operation towards early implementation of the establishment of NIFT, Dr. Rao also mentioned that the Director General of NIFT would be entrusted with the responsibility of working out the modalities with the State Government.

The development comes in the wake of the policy level thrust of the Chief Minister to create centres of national excellence in the state to increase the scope of employability and world class training to students.

In the meeting, several issues related to the development of relevant sectors like handloom, handicrafts and sericulture in the state were also discussed.

State Minister for Industries & Textiles Tapang Taloh, who was also present in the meeting, emphasised on development of a cluster based approach for the benefit of the local people related to these sectors.

The Union Ministry of Textiles would be sending a team immediately to assess the sericulture potential of the state and formulate a long term plan for Central Assistance to the state.

The Union Minister also told the Chief Minister that he would give schemes for entrepreneurship development and training for local artisans of the state.

Monika Garg, Joint Secretary of the Union Ministry of Textiles, was also present in the meeting.]



Rubber exploration can boost state’s economy :RBI

Staff Reporter

TARAJULI, Jul 09: Rubber is a cash crop having the potential to make the rural economy of Arunachal Pradesh robust, Rubber Board of India joint commissioner (rubber production), Sunny Varghese today said.

Addressing progressive farmers including from Roing at the Maj Rubber Nursery and Plantation (MRNP) here, 25 km from Itanagar, he explained the secret of rubber.

“Rubber plant produces latex in six to seven years which has similarity with cow milk for colloid content. This white gold turns into money after processing”, he said, adding 500 plants cultivated in one hectare of land with a cost of Rs 2.4 lakh could generate Rs 2.5 lakh annually.

“Take up as much land you have and expand slowly as its income would be sustainable with ready global market waiting for the produce. Rubber consumption is linked to the level of development of any nation,” he informed.

“Grade III and IV rubbers have huge demands for their requirement in tyre industry. Its present rate per kg is around Rs 170 but once it went up to Rs 250 because of demand”, he said while announcing that foothill areas of the state with suitable height and ago-climatic condition are highly suitable for rubber cultivation.

Explaining the nitty-gritty of rubber cultivation after inspecting the garden, he promised all possible help to the farmers including the incentive and technical guidance of the RBI.

RBI chairman Sheela Thomas after inaugurating the MRNP on April 22 last had said: “I’m impressed with agun chairman Likha Maj, who has developed a huge hillock for rubber cultivation. The initiative would go a long way in supplementing the GoAP efforts in propagating rubber cultivation and serve as a model for the state’s rubber growers.” She was in the state to attend the maiden state level rubber awareness workshop at the invitation of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki.

Impressed by the demonstration plantation spread in 200 acres that gave him the first hand experience about rubber, Urban Development Minister Rajesh Tacho reiterated the GoAP’s commitment to facilitate rubber and tea cultivation on mission mode to solve unemployment problem as announced by the CM.

“Arunachal has massive land resources whose proper utilization would make the state a rubber hub to benefit the masses, the way its hydropower potential has projected it as the future power house of India,” he said with conviction.

“If fisheries is helping people earn handsomely, the hard working Arunachalees hopefully would realize the fertility and value of land soon to make them productive by taking up rubber and other cash crop cultivation,” he said and lauded the RBI and Maj for the initiative.

“Avoid procuring rubber plants from outside as RBI certified plants are available at this garden,” Tacho said.

Communication hazard and lack of processing plants are discouraging Arunachalee farmers, RBI’s deputy rubber production commissioner P C Goswami said and suggested to make rubber a family crop by involving family members to avoid brining labourers outside while ensuring attractive earning.

“I have been receiving numerous telephonic queries from prospective Arunachalee farmers and giving them guidance. If a Goalpara farmer is harvesting 3,000 kg per hectare annually, why not you as RBI is ready to help?” he questioned.

“Avoid utilizing food grain crop areas and go for multi-cropping with rubber for higher income the way Maj has showcased. Form societies to avail RBI incentive,” he added.

Maj, a young entrepreneur and chairman of argo gramin united, who set up the MRNP with the support of RBI as a demonstration garden has already earned kudos for his endeavour from various quarters.

Explaining his trips as the CM’s emissary to Kerala’s Kottayam, the rubber garden of India, and to Tripura, the second rubber producing state in India competing with Kerala after eradicating insurgency with the magic of rubber, Likha urged the farmers to avail the opportunity to cultivate the eco-friendly and money-spinning crop to become own destiny makers.

Besides RBI assistant development officer B Chakraborty, in-charge of Arunachal, a host of officers, panchayat leaders and villagers were also present.  (From Pradeep Kumar, Advisor, agun )



Now, land sharks grab burial ground in Dapo

Karda Natam

DAPORIJO, Jul 09: Destruction of public property and encroachment of Govt. land in Daporijo are so rampant that the encroachers have not even spared the burial cum cremation ground.

The district administration along police with police recently inspected the burial ground following reports of encroachment and evicted the encroachers from the burial ground. The District Administration destroyed the ‘plantation’ and wooden posts erected to demarcate the land encroached.

Some people had even written their name on the boundary wall along with the date on which they occupied the certain plot of land within the burial ground to claim ownership.

Boundary wall of the cremation ground was also destroyed and dismantled from every side by the encroachers and built pig sheds to rear pigs within the burial ground.

The cremation cum burial ground was constructed at an estimated cost of Rs.243.97 lakhs during 2008 with central fund and it was completed in 2010-11. The total area of the cremation cum burial ground is 30659.73Sqmts.

Meanwhile, residents of the nearby area of cremation ground and other public appealed to the state government to take legal action against the people involved in encroachment and dismantling of public property, including the boundary wall and the Chowkidar shed of the cremation cum burial ground.

If encroachment is going on unabated, most of people, including those who do not have land allotment in the township and non-tribal people will sufferer most in burying/cremating body.



District level coordination meeting

ROING, Jul 09: The first meeting of newly elected PRI leaders with the HoDs of the district was held to discuss about ongoing various schemes and developmental activities in the district at Anchal Samiti Hall today.  

ADC cum DPDO Roing W Tikhak urged the members present to actively participate in the meeting and to put forward their constructive suggestions rather than criticizing and playing blame game to one another.

Sipi Elapra, Zilla Chairperson of the district while highlighting the aims and objectives of the meeting has called upon all the HoDs and PRI Members  to work together in cooperation and close coordination for over all development of the district. Saying that the main aim behind the meeting is to interact and get acquainted with each other, she further requested all the HoDs to highlights about the ongoing schemes and developmental activities taken up by various departments to the newly elected PRI Leaders for their knowledge.

Kaling Pertin, ZPM Dambuk CD Block while highlighting grievances of the people of Dambuk Sub-Division  informed that the Dambuk is totally cut off from rest of the country from all sides owing to increase of river water due to incessant rainfall for last several days. He expressed dissatisfaction about the electricity supply at Dambuk that has reduced from three hours to two hours power supply every evening through DG Set and appealed to EE (Power) to provide and stock enough fuel for the rainy days in advance. He also sought for the proper implementation of RGVVY scheme in the area so that people of Dambuk  get regular electric supply. He also enquired about the Buffer Stock of PDS item for the rainy season as the area is flood prone and remains cut off during rainy season.

Mama Miso, ZPM Hunli-Desali Block informed that the Secondary School has only four SSA Teachers due to which students are suffering and requested the concern authorities for posting of regular teachers in the school. He also requested the authority concern to immediately stock PDS item at Hunli-Desali before the heavy rainfalls. He further requested all the Heads of Working departments to provide whatever materials they could for immediate construction of a wire rope suspension over Chopopani River for enabling the people of Desali Circle to cross over the river to get their ERCs from Hunli as the Bailley Bridge was serving as lifeline for the people of the border circle and there is no any alternate route to cross the river. He also requested the HoDs to direct their field staffs at out post to stay in their place of posting for service to the public.

Miti Libang, ZPM Meka Block has requested all the HoDs and PRI leaders to give true reports  on the completion of any scheme so that there is no compromise in quality and quantity of the works done.

Tokbom Saring, Anchal Chairperson Dambuk informed that the Dambuk Higher Secondary School which is one of the oldest school of the state and produced many officers is in verge of defunct with shortage of five major subject teachers (ST)  & and Junior Teachers of PCM & PCB.  He earnestly requested the authorities to post  subject teachers as early as possible so that the study of the students are not hampered. He also requested the department of PWD to repair and maintain the log bridges along Bizari to Paglam road so that it can be used as an alternate route during rainy season.

Rajen Mickrow, Anchal Chairperson Abali-Iduli requested the work departments to immediately construct the bridge between Abali and Iduli that was washed away by flood water last year as this bridge was serving as lifeline for the people of Iduli, Rukmo and Kabang villages.  He also requested them to construct flood protection embankment to protect the iron bridge over Kundil river at Kabang Village otherwise the recently constructed iron bridge would be washed away causing huge loss to the public property.

Meanwhile, Monti Linggi, ASM Chairperson Koronu also appealed for immediate renovation of bridge at Horupahar that was damaged by flood water last year.  He also requested for immediate starts of the construction work of Koronu Secondary School Hostel and boundary wall.

M Dirchi, DPO highlighting the number of works/schemes under BADP, MP/MLA LAD and SPA requested the HoDs of various departments to route their proposal through the Deputy Commissioner.

HoDs of various work departments and Anchal Samiti Members also spoke on the occasion. DIPRO



District level symposium cum seminar held at Tawang

TAWANG, Jul 09: A District level symposium cum seminar on the works of the 6th Dalai Lama Gyalwa Tseyang Gyatso was held on July 5 last at Urgelling Gompa Tawang.

It was organized by the Department of Karmik and Adhyatmik Affairs, Govt of A.P.

On the occasion, Department of Karmik & Adhyatmik Affairs (DoKA), Chairman T G Rimpoche, said “We must take pride in the fact that the 6th Dalai Lama was born in Urgelling Tawang. The place is blessed to have been the birth place of the highest spiritual leader of Buddhism”. He urged everyone to propagate the beauty of such places and the district.

He also advised the youth to dedicate oneself fully for attainment of knowledge.  He further advocated that one’s good deeds and knowledge are the most precious assets of an individual.

Deputy Commissioner Tawang, Abhishek Dev while appreciating the noble efforts of the DoKA called for better participation in the discussion from the public. Further he urged to the DoKA to compile a publication of the seminar/symposium so that it can be made available to everyone.

Zilla Parishad Chairperson, Jambey Tsering in his speech called for preservation of the indigenous Tradition and Culture in this modern and changing world. Expressing his gratitude and also appreciating the DoKA, Jambey called for active participation from everyone in such seminars.

The Day was marked by speakers like Ngawang Lamsang, Jampa Tsundue, Tsewang Norbu, Lobsang Dorjee, Rinchin Norbu, Lama Ngawang Norbu, Urgen Dorjee, Sang Tashi, and other that outlined the biography and works of the 6th Dalai Lama Tseyang Gyatso(1683-1706). DIPRO



General body meeting of PR members held

YINGKIONG Jul 09: The first general body meeting of the Panchayat Raj members of Upper Siang District was held at Yingkiong yesterday.

ADC-cum-DPDO Rajesh Panyang organized the meeting and congratulated at all the newly elected three-tier Panchayat members and wished them to work hard to bring development to their respective areas and segments.

The DPDO informed that the Upper Siang Panchayat received the best Panchayat award last tenure. He appealed them to repeat the same spirit during the present tenure also.

ZPC Apel Modi said that the objective for which all the members have been elected by the publics should be fulfilled by dedication and sincerity of the members and confidence of the public should not be lost. He assured to do justice in disposal of development projects and schemes during his tenure in entire territory of the district and sought cooperation from all the members.

Earlier, ZPMs Nobeng Burang, Bading Teng, Nyokgon Nitik, Oken Aje, Jiten Ezing and Yanggo Tayeng ASM chairperson also spoke on activities and responsibilities of the PR members and their immediate needs, dealing with developmental activities in their respective jurisdictions. Most of the speakers urged the state government to enhance the existing honorarium of the PR members so that the members can become more active in dealing with the developmental activities for the greater interest of the public.

Among others, member secretaries of the respective Anchal Blocks R Perme, SDO Mariyang, Tapik Pertin SDO Yingkiong, Adong Pertin EAC Geku, Toni Mitkong CO and others attended the meeting.

The first coordination meetings of the newly elected panchayat members of Mariyang, Geku, Katan Anchal blocks were already conducted at their respective circle headquarters. DIPRO



Pema visits Bodhgaya after serial blast

BODHGAYA, Jul 09: Tourism and RWD Minister Pema Khandu today visited Bodhgaya’s Buddhist temple, which was rocked by nine serial blasts on July 7.

Pema arrived in Bodhgaya at around 8 am from New Delhi today and drove straight to all blast sites.

After inspecting the blast sites, the young Minister had discussion with the Secretary of Bodhi Temple Management Committee and Lama Kunga Sotop, Secretary Tergar monastery.

The Minister also had discussion with B Murgan, DM Gaya and SP of Gaya city on various security measures to be adopted for the securing of the temple premises and safety of pilgrims, particularly those coming from the Arunachal Pradesh.

Pema also met two persons from Tibet and Myanmar who sustained injuries in the blast and donated few amount for their further treatment and wished them fast recovery.

Pema accompanied Lamas and Bantes (Buddhist monks) in the peace prayer organized at the temple.

There was no damage to Mahabodhi temple and Terger Monastery where bombs were planted. The outer cordon of security has been taken charge of by the Bihar Police and the Bihar CM has already initiated talks with the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India for deputing CISF for overall security of the Mahabodhi temple.

Pema was accompanied by Lham Tashi, OSD to CM during the visit.



SUMA’s 5th protest rally against issuanceof PRC to non APSTs organized at Bomdila

ITANAGAR, Jul 09: Students’ Union Movement of Arunachal Pradesh (SUMA) organized its 5th mass peaceful protest rally against issuance of PRC to non-APST by Joint High Power Committee (JHPC) residing in Arunachal Pradesh at Bomdila for Kameng belt yesterday.

Accusing JHPC chairman of playing politics in the name of issuing PRC to non-APSTs keeping the public in dark for gaining political mileage, SUMA in a release said that the Union will continue to fight until the demand is met.

Kameng Youth Oranization, Kameng Youth Association, West Kameng Nyishi Students’ Welfare Association, All Monpa Youth Association, All Sajolang (Miji) Students Union, All West Kameng Students Union, All Aka Miji Youth Association, All Aka Students’ Union and students of Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Bbomdila participated the peaceful protest rally, the release informed.



BJYM organizes blood donation camp at RKMH

ITANAGAR, Jul 09: Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), Arunachal Pradesh organized a blood donation camp with theme “Volunteer for the cause--Donate blood, save life” to commemorate the 113th birth anniversary of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee as well as the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda at Ramakrishna Mission Hospital (RKMH) here on July 6.

Over 100 BJYM cadres and workers led by State BJYM President Dug Saha turned up for the blood donation camp despite heavy rains out of which 35 youths were selected for donating blood.

Inaugurating the camp, Leader of BJP Legislature Party (BLP) Tamiyo Taga lauded the noble initiative of the state BJYM. He suggested for organizing more such camps from time to time for the benefit of poor and needy patients as well as to avoid the risk of unsafe blood from commercial donors.

State BJP President Tai Tagak, who was also present on the occasion, highlighted the life history Dr. Mookherjee, founder of Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS) and serious thinker of national integrity and Swami Vivekananda, one of the greatest spiritual leaders of the modern world. He exhorted the party cadres to emulate their ideals

Nagaland BJP General Secretary (Org) Prasant Arora, who is assigned to coordinate organizational affairs for Arunachal Pradesh BJP, BJYM North-East Convener and Co-Convener Bill Lotha and Samujit Singh also spoke on the occasion and encouraged the BJYM volunteers for volunteer blood donation.

Meanwhile, the rank and file BJP and BJYM, Arunachal Pradesh unit condoled the death of Sadananda Saha, father of Noni Saha, BJYM state office.

A businessman by profession, Saha was known for his open-hearted, supportive and inspiring nature.

They party leaders led by State President Tai Tagak, all the office bearers of state Yuva Morcha and others prayed to almighty to rest his soul in peace in heavenly abode and bestow enough to the bereaved family to bear irreparable loss.



Sports channelize youth energy’

ITANAGAR, Jul 09:  Project Director of Jiyo Aur Jine Do Tam Matum has said that sports activities channelize youth energies in right direction.

Appreciating Arunachal Pradesh Football Players’ Association (APFPA) for reviving the once famous Eagle Football Trophy after a gap of 17 years, Matum, one of the sponsors of the tournament, suggested youths of the state to take up sports sincerely through which they can earn livelihood, if taken up seriously.

Matum appreciated Arunachal Pradesh Football Association President Takam Sanjoy and General Secretary G Doke for their continuing efforts for further development of games and sports, particularly football in Arunachal Pradesh.

Meanwhile, Matum informed that Jiyo Aur Jine Do is a non-banking financial institution which encourages micro savings, extends micro credit to unemployed youths/SHGs, helps them develop/set up poultry, pig and fish farming and promote various youth programs, including games and sports.

APFPA General Secretary Kipa Ajay informed that the fourth edition of the invitational football tournament is scheduled to begin at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharalgun on August three.

The inaugural edition of the tournament was held in 1994 and the winner was APPBn led by Arun Saikia (captain).



Challengers’ Tiger Seven Football Tournament-2013

CCSC-A to meet KTUFC in final

ITANAGAR, Jul 09: Capital Complex Sporting Club ‘A’ (CCSC-A) stormed into the final of the Challengers’ Tiger Seven Football Tournament-2013 defeating FC Doimukh 2-0 in the first semifinals at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today.

Kipa Bharat and Teli Tangum scored a goal each for CCSC-A. The team will meet Karna Tayum United FC (KTUFC) in the final on July 10. Karna Tayum United FC beat United Cadets FC 4-0 in the second semifinal today.

Pani Raju, Techi Tassar, Topon Borah and Techi Takar scored a goal each for the winning team.

Chairman of Gora Makik Sporting Club Gora Makik and General Secretary of Arunachal Pradesh Football Players’ Association Kipa Ajay will attend the final.

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A tribute to beloved Dera Natung

Robin Hissang

The people of East Kameng district have successfully celebrated the birth anniversary of Late Dera Natung on 1st July 2013 at Seppa in honour of his achievements and contribution to the society and state. Late D. Natung,  son of Lt. Sepai Natung and Lt. Yache Natung,  was born on 1st July 1964 at Veo village under Pijerang circle of East Kameng district in Arunachal Pradesh.  He did his primary schooling up to class V at Seppa; from class VI to X from Sainik School, Imphal, Manipur and Class XI to XII from Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Bomdila. He completed B.A. from JNC College Pasighat (1882-84) and M.A.in Political Science from Punjab University (1984-86).

As student’s union activist, he became Gen. Secy. of AEKSU in 1983-1985, Dr. Rachob Taba, Registrar, RGU as president. He also became the 1st ANSU president from 1984 to 1986 and became AAPSU Convener too. He served as a programme officer at All India Radio, Itanagar from 1986 to 1989 for three years. Later on he became Gen. Secy. of EKSWCO too.

In political field, he was elected as MLA from 12- Pakke Kessang  Assembly Constituency consecutively for three times and  served as  minister  of various  departments such as IPR, Fishery, Social Welfare, Sports and Youths Affairs and he was elected as APPCI(I) President in 1998-2001, also became Chairman Forest Corporation Ltd., Arunachal Pradesh from 12/03/1999 to 26/04/2000 and later on became Minister of Education in 1998-2001 up to 08/05/2001 till his death.

I could able to met beloved Dera Natung sir only one time in my life when I was student at Govt. College, Bomdila in the year 2000 that too only for few hours. I was Hostel Prefect of the college; unfortunately, one of the colleagues was arrested by the police on the charges of physical assault, house trespass and extortion case as per FIR lodged by a businessman of Bomdila bazaar line. Chief Judicial Magistrate was not ready to grant the bail to the arrestee. So, he was in police custody for almost one week. Meantime, news spread that Lt. Dera Natung, Minister; Education reached Bomdila. When we got information of his arrival, we entire boarders sought appointment for meeting him to apprise about the arrested case of ours colleague. When we met him and elaborated the matter for persuasion of the magistrate for release of the arrested student, after long patience hearing, he was reluctant to pursue the matter with the DJM for release of the student. He justified that, “That particular student has committed a crime. So, he should be punished as per the stipulated law of the land”. He also, vociferously suggested us not to indulge in unwanted activities which may disturb others right and peaceful atmosphere. He also advised that “Students’ duty is to study and get degree not to indulge in unwanted activities and to create problems for the society. Students should concentrate in their studies with hard works, honesty with full discipline.”

After that meeting, I became your fan, I was inspired by yours valuable suggestions and I learnt beloved Lt. Natung was a man of righteousness and man of peace loving.

He advocated that, “Life is all about winning others’ love and respect, through hard works with honesty, losing bad things and sharing of peaceful atmosphere and happiness with the fellow citizens”.  

Sir Dera Natung was an epitome of peace, harmony and brotherhood, he was humble and soft spoken person of the state.

“Sir, your wisdom of winning respect from others, wining everything through humble attitude with fellow citizens, winning of love and affections from family members, peer group, colleague and fellow human being as a medium of livelihood is still effective and relevant even after 13 years of yours heavenly abode. Your ideas of sharing good things, good knowledge and sharing of crisis collectively inspired many youths. Sir, you have left for heavenly abode while on mission for noble cause i.e. for cause of the education and students. But, ours memorable meeting make us unforgettable to you. Though you left us but yours humble attitude, valuable suggestions will always remain with us. Yours Pan-Arunachalee ideology positioned you as a state’s genuine acceptable leader and inspired many youths and you became a role model for the many people. Sir you make East Kameng proud being born in the district. Yours unforgettable contributions, your good deeds and name will always remain in every Arunachalee’s heart.

In commemoration of the birth anniversary of Late Dera Natung, a one-day Mass Social Service was also conducted in road between Seppa to Bana on 1st July 2013. During the social service all the major potholes were filled up, road side jungles cleared and drain repaired.  Social service conducted with the initiative of EKSWCO and with the support of administration, was participated by all the HoDs, Govt employees, district NGOs and general public.

On behalf of EKSWCO, I salute you (Sir Dera Natung) and pray for your eternal peace. Sir, though you left us, your good deeds and contribution in the state will be remembered forever by the people.  (Hissang is Principal, Govt. College, Seppa cum Joint Secy. EKSWCO.)



World Population Day – A Time for Introspection

O. Thamphang


World Population Day as the name suggests is observed around the world annually on 11th July to bring awareness about population growth and its related issues. World Population Day was first started on 11th July in 1987, the day World Population reached five billion people. Many organizations around the world celebrate this day by arranging special campaigns and programmes to sensitize people about global population issues and to educate on the need for population stabilization.

World Population may simply refer to total number of living humans on earth. According to latest estimates of United States Census Bureau (USCB), World Population is estimated to be 7.023 billion. World Population has witnesses a rapid growth in the last 200 years. Countries like China and India together constitutes 37% of the total World Population. Also Asia with 4.2 billion people has largest population continent wise. It accounts for over 60% of the World Population as compared to other continents around the world. When we glimpse our country – the population in India has increased more than three times from 350 million in 1947 to 1.15 billion in 2010. As per report of the Working Group on Population Stabilization – 11th Five Year Plan (2007-2012), Indian population is expected to overtake that of China by the year 2030 and the country will be the largest in the world with an estimated population of around 1.53 billion. India is accommodating one sixth of the world’s population on 2.4% of the world’s landmass.

The global population issues is a matter of great concerned as the World Population is rapidly increasing which is growing faster than the socio-economic development of the people. With a population of more than 7 billion, it’s really very important for the people on earth to realize and act on healthier lives and importance of small family norms. Due to rapid population growth the basic services could not be provided to every individual. Multiple crises like – food, fuel and financial- have caused significance sufferings and served as a wake-up call about the need to pay far more attention to the building blocks of sustainable development. Cities require food and fuel thereby stressing rural areas which rural-urban migration only exacerbates.

Population growth and distribution have a more profound and long term effect on the planet than destruction of rain forests and desertification. Indeed they contribute heavily to these very problems. Reproductive health is an indispensable part of the sustainable development equation. It is urgent to bridge the gap between demand and supply for reproductive health care. Women and young people who are in good health, and who have the power and means to make their own decisions about how many children to have – and when to have them – are better able to contribute to the development of their societies.

People are the real wealth of a nation. Progress of a country or state is measured not only in terms of income expansion and commodity production but also in terms of expansion of human capabilities. Even though state with higher average income tend to have higher life expectancies, lower infant mortality rates and higher literacy rates, these associations are far from perfect. Inter-country comparisons of income variations tend to explain less than half the variations in life expectancy or infant mortality rate. This does not mean that economic growth is not essential for improving quality of life. How the different segments of the population share the fruits of economic growth are equally important to consider. In particular what the poor get and how much additional resources are used to support public services such as primary health care and basic education are important to consider.

Adopting small family norms have many advantages. It is a key of prosperous life and thus can provide a high quality education to the children and children can avail a better and healthy life in the society. Even as we struggle to march forward along with the rest of the country in this noble venture, it is time to realize the resources of the country. Need of the hour is - to introspect the challenges of the growth of the World Population and focuses over the alarming demographic trend in the country.  Rising in numbers but we have limited resources and therefore population stabilization is essential for the progress of the nation and stable population is vital for healthy Arunachal. We can make our society better through concerted actions with a sense of responsibility to contribute for the society, keeping in mind the small family norms on priority. Therefore, Let’s Grow in Quality; Not in Numbers. (Writer may be reached at -  [email protected])

Applause for AIR Itanagar

Dear Editor,

Dree 2013 witnessed a new trend of wireless live broadcasting of events, via AIR Itanagar. This has never been done before in our state prior to Dree 2013, Itanagar. Such media, being affordable resource for common man has successfully reached every home and individual. The ones who reside outside Arunachal and for those who are not able to attend the festive were benefited the most out of it. This kind of live broadcasting of indigenous festival not only reaches every home and individual but also brings love, oneness and harmony amongst the people.

I on behalf of common man residing in far-flung area, would like to express my heartiest thank to AIR, Itanagar for their wonderful effort and contribution to Arunachal Media.

I would also like to request AIR, Itanagar to continue doing their great work and live broadcast every other news item such as, breaking news, seminar and workshop on important issue such as flood, earthquake etc. and cover the events of all occasions festivals in our state.


Michi Tanio



Diploma holder being deprived

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily I would like to make request to state Govt. especially engineering department. There is lots of unemployed Surveyor in the state. We appeal to various engineering department to give us first privilege to surveyor diploma holder in the recent recruitment conducted for the post surveyor by PHE & WS.

There is tag of war between the Diploma, degree and surveying diploma holder in said post. We have simple ITI certificate of two years diploma in surveying, but in recruitment exam we sit together with the diploma, degree and master in civil engineering holders for same post and same paper. Is this justice for simple ITI diploma holder? Cab we compete with B. tech and M tech degree holder?

Therefore, I on behalf of Unemployed surveyor appeal Engineering department to give us top priority in surveyor recruitment post and conduct of separate recruitment drive of surveyor. te.


Namen yigam

Rajbhavan colony,





Vigilance is need of the hour

Dear Editor,

This is with reference to the issue raised by Nabam Nania, Itanagar regarding recruitment, interview by various central government agencies, banks, Financial Institutions etc operating in Arunachal and NER.

There is a need for vigilance and concerted effort by various organizations especially the students based organizations so that the people in the State and in the region get the opportunity and the tendency to cheat may be minimized. For this RTI and legal procedures can be a powerful tool.






Daporijo and its share of woes

Dear Editor,

I wish to bring to the notice of the authorities, concerning the poor condition of the Roads, Mobile Network and ATM services in our native town, Daporijo which is one of the most popular and super-hit problems against its citizen.

Nowadays we all aware that layout of the communication depends vividly on transportation and telecommunication, without which modern men may suffer a lot in their daily life because it connects whole process and is helpful to reach purposed area through means of communication.

But condition of our native town Daporijo, which is popularly known to entire state as the district headquarter of Upper Subansiri is suffering from this nasty situation  since from the time when my optical flash first sight towards the town. Almost all the area has developed deep ditches. It is very difficult to drive or walk whatever your conveyance may be during rains. In particular, water gets stagnant in ditches and it continues to stand there unless dried in sun. The most affected area is juncture of Singik hall, Sikarijo, Gandhi Market and Post Office. Here we can witness the dancing posses (slow motion and whizzing) of person while walking during the rain to evacuate oneself from the flinch of dirty water.

Another facetious matter is Mobile Network Service, “Ahh!”  This single word only arose when I think of telecommunication service of Daporijo. Sometimes I feel that the people of this town are using cellular phone just to enjoy the service voice, “ISH SAMAY UFF BOKTA KA NO. PAR CALL SAMBHAV NAHI HAI, KRIPYA TORE DER BAAD DAIL KARE!” Even the text message is delivered after two or three days.

Finally, the problem of ATM (automated teller machine) comes… it’s too does not lack behind to give foray to the citizen of the Daporijo. If it functions for a day then it malfunction for a week, if it functions for a week then malfunction for a month, now you guess…! How it help the people?

Most surprising thing is that, why the people are sitting silence, what happen to the elected leaders, local bodies, where are the students ’ unions and what district administration are doing? I am very confused whom to blame or to whom we seek solution for this matter because all are sitting mum.

Therefore, my deep request to all the public leaders, local MLA, students’ union and administration please look back at the scenario of Daporijo and observe. What deficiency is keeping it backward in comparison to other districts of state and accordingly they should take appropriate action in the matter. My fellow citizens are also requested to wake up and do something for the betterment of tomorrow and to create a new Daporijo with full of peace and prosperity.


Metum Soki




Rape is heinous crime

Dear Editor,

The gruesome rape and murder of a toddler at Bhalukpong is indeed a heinous crime against human being, especially women. The article by Vipasha Bhardwaj in your esteemed daily is enough to scratch ones head and think for a while whether we are living in a civilized society managed by a plethora of laws and rules.  


Milan Bohra


Stem-cell transplant and HIV virus

Two men, both carrying the HIV virus and being treated for cancer, are reported to have been free of any traces of the AIDS-causing virus following stem-cell transplants they received as part of the regimen to treat their cancer. Scientists presenting these cases at the International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Kuala Lumpur opined that this suggests the men may have been cured of the AIDS-causing infection.

The two patients, who underwent treatment at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, stopped HIV treatment after the transplants. The findings have raised hope for making HIV/AIDS history. However, it is too soon to draw any definitive long-term conclusions, researchers caution.

In one patient there was no sign of the virus 15 weeks after stopping treatment, while the other has gone seven weeks without HIV rebounding, Dr. Timothy Henrich of Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston informed the gathering at the Kuala Lumpur conference.

According to Timothy Henrich, the patients had been on long-term antiretroviral therapy for HIV when they developed lymphoma. To treat the cancer, the patients underwent reduced  intensity chemotherapy followed by stem-cell transplants. Since the transplants, Dr. Henrich has been unable to find any evidence of HIV infection.

Scientists would like to exercise caution, though, as it is also unclear how long viral rebound might take in a patient whose viral reservoirs have been dramatically depleted, but not eradicated.