July 18

‘Save school from  Nao-Dihing erosion’

ITANAGAR, Jul 17: Adi Students Union (AdiSU) has appealed to the authorities to save the Primary School at New Silatoo village under Lekong circle of Lohit district from being washed away by Nao-Dihing River.

An AdiSU team led by its president Sokum Siboh today met the Mahadevpur EAC after visiting the school and urged him to take necessary protective measures to save the school from being swallowed by the river. According to AdiSU, massive erosion by Nao-Dihing river has posed serious threat to the very existence of the school. It further informed that school has stopped functioning and no classes are being conducted.

Later, the AdiSU team met the authorities of Namsai Govt Higher Secondary School on non-issuing of stipend to Adi students studying in the school. The school authority has reportedly assured the team to provide stipend to Adi students from the current session.


‘Renovate damaged suspension bridges’

ITANAGAR, Jul 17: Informing that two suspension bridges, Yami and Taki, under Pipsorang circle was damaged during the heavy rainfall on July 5 night, the Raha Welfare Society (RWS) has requested chief minister and Kurung Kumey DC to provide adequate fund for its reconstruction.

Yami connects Raha village to Chome village while Taki connects Raha to Pipsorang via Nikbia village.  The rain water also eroded the paddy fields, the Society said and appealed for relief to the farmers.


35 qualify in ITBP tests

KHONSA, Jul 17: Altogether 35 candidates from Tirap district have qualified in physical and written tests conducted recently for recruitment in ITBP. The physical test was held at Khonsa while the written examination was conducted at Changlang.

The successful candidates will have to go through detailed medical examination at Mohanbari, Assam from July19 to 21. DIPRO


Association demands enquiry into Gyamar Tagi’s death

ITANAGAR, Jul 17: The All Nyapin, Sangram Phassang Youth Welfare Association (NSPYWA) has mourned the demise of Gyamar Tagi who was found dead on July 6 at Dikrong Sapori in Assam.

In a release, it alleged that negligence of the school authority had led to the death of the young boy.

Demanding termination of the person responsible, it urged the state government and the police department for immediate investigation for finding out reason behind the death.  

Meanwhile offering condolences to the bereaved family members, it further prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.


ASYA reacts

ITANAGAR, Jul 17: Reacting to the opposition of Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clan Youth Organization (APATCYO) for establishment of NIFT at Sagalee, the All Sagalee Youth Association (ASYA) said the statement is uncalled for. APATCYO has asked for establishing proposed NIFT at Capital instead of Sagalee.

In a release, it said that the decision for establishment of NIFT at Sagalee has given equal opportunity for the people of Sagalee. Why should such institutions be built in Capital only?


TPPWF demands sufficient staff at  Parang CO

ITANAGAR, Jul 17: The Totpu Panchayat People’s Welfare Forum (TPWF) has urged the state government for immediate posting of sufficient staff and to sanction vehicle to the circle officer of Parang circle.

In a letter addressed to the chief minister, while apprising of the various complexity of the area said that the circle has only two government officials; one CO and one PI.

The CO has not been provided with a vehicle and his office too is functioning without proper amenities which make it difficult for him to carry out his official work.


Govt urged to start 4-lane road works

ITANAGAR, Jul 17: Expressing grave concern over the increasing traffic chaos at Itanagar, Arunachal Students Federation (ASF) in its representation to the chief minister urged  the government to expedite the process for construction of four-lane national highway, so that twin capital city could be alleviated from the traffic problem.  The ASF claimed that despite state government’s approval to it, the department concerned is failing to execute the project. It also said that a journey from Naharlagun and Itanagar takes five hours due to traffic jam.


APCTA condemns college student’s behavior

ITANAGAR, Jul 17: Arunachal Pradesh College Teachers’ Association (APCTA), DNGC, Itanagar Unit vehemently condemned the ‘atrocious’ attitude of one BA III year student of the college at the time of verification of admission forms on July 17.

The Association appealed to the Principal of the college to initiate stringent action against the student as per rules so that such act of indiscipline does not recur. Further, the Association has decided to boycott the ongoing admission process if no action is taken against the student at the earliest possible.

An APCTA release alleged that one student of the college misbehaved with three faculty members and attempted to assault them during the verification process.


Social service conducted

ITANAGAR, Jul 17: Urban Development department in collaboration with All Upper Subansiri District Students’ Union conducted a social service at Rijo Ground, Daporijo yesterday.

The programme was organized for the ensuing 1st Ever District Level Football Tournament.


ARSU claims DSE to post teachers

ITANAGAR, Jul 17: All Hrusso (Aka) Students’ Union (ARSU), in a release claimed that the Director of School Education (DSE) had assured the union to post sufficient teachers (JT) at GHSS, Thrizino before end of this month. The DSE further assured the ARSU to sanction post of senior teachers (ST) for higher secondary level within next, ARSU said in a release.

Earlier, the Union had submitted a memorandum to the DSE demanding for posting sufficient teachers in the School.


GSU appeals for early posting of teachers

ITANAGAR, Jul 17: Galo Students’ Union (GSU) in a memorandum has appealed to the Director of Elementary Education (DEE) for early posting of teachers for Social Science, English and Hindi at Government Secondary School Maro in the greater interest of the students of the school.

Seven teachers were transferred from the school last year without reliever which has adversely affected the academic study of the students of more than 10 villages, GSU memorandum to the DEE said.

GSU also urged the DEE for early repairing of both the Boys and Girls hostels which is lying unrepaired for more than 10 years.


BJP chalks out LS poll strategy

ITANAGAR, Jul 17: State BJP leaders yesterday chalked out strategies for fighting Parliamentary Elections in 2014.

As part of the poll strategy, the party constituted Parliamentary Level Committees for both West and East Arunachal Constituencies besides deciding to conduct parliamentary constituency level training camps for the district office bearers and its various frontal wings and Morchas, state council members from next month.

Several LS poll aspects, including organizing massive district tours and other activities, were also discussed in the meeting.

The meeting also discussed about giving final shape to the ‘Vision Arunachal 2025’ and its draft copy to be tabled in party’s next state executive meeting at Tezu.

Addressing the meeting, state president Tai Tagak called upon the party workers and leaders to be disciplined and follow the path shown by the party veterans.

While applauding the state BJYM for organizing a voluntary blood donation camp here recently and their ongoing public voluntary contribution drives in aid of Uttarakhand tragedy, the president cautioned against anti-party activities.

The meeting was also addressed by former Lok Sabha MPs Kiren Rijiju and Tapir Gao, party MLA Tapen Siga, former ADC Epa Tana Tara and former Circle Officer Nada Lazi.


News Impact


Main conspirator of journalist shooting case still on the run

ITANAGAR, Jul 17: After a week since the breakthrough in the Journalist shooting case, the Capital police is yet to arrest the alleged conspirator Yumlam Achung.

Addressing media persons in his office here today, Papum Pare SP Nabam Gungte, who is also presently holding charge of Capital SP said, “Yumlam Achung has been absconding since the day  the report was filed against him.”

The SP informed that Achung has been booked under section 120(B) for criminal conspiracy, 307 and 34 IPC while the other two accused were booked under Arms Act 25 (1A).

According to SP, Achung had engaged Ajit Pegu and Raju Gurung to accomplish the crime.

Police on July 10 had come up with a disclosure that it had filed chargesheet against three accused Raju Gurung, Ajit Pegu and Achung for their involvement in Tongam Rina shooting case.

The investigation of the case has been completed and prima facie case well established against accused Raju Gurung, Ajit Pegu and Yumlang Achung. The case was submitted into charge sheet vide CS no. 168/2013 on dated 10.07.2013 in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Capital Complex, Itanagar for trial, the report further read.

Achung on July 12, just a day after the report of his involvement in the case was published, had dismissed the accusation saying he was never involved in the case. His clarification was published on July 13 in the local dailies.




Defense Minister to lay foundation of NIMAS in Oct’

NEW DELHI, Jul 17: National Institute of Mountaineering & Allied Sports (NIMAS) at picturesque Dirang valley in West Kameng District is all set to see the light of day soon. To a request made by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki here today, Union Defence Minister A K Antony has consented to lay the foundation stone of the prestigious institute in October last week this year. First ever meeting of the Executive Council - highest decision making body of NIMAS - held at the headquarters of Ministry of Defence here was chaired by Antony with Tuki as co-chair.

NIMAS is an autonomous institute under Ministry of Defence jointly incorporated by Government of India and Government of Arunachal Pradesh. To be established permanently at Dirang the institute will offer courses on land, aero and aqua adventure activities.

The Institute, in fact, is already functioning with few short courses. It plans to conduct courses on Mountaineering, Skiing, White Water Rafting, Kayaking and Canoeing soon. The Institute also plans to work in close coordination with State Tourism and Sports department to conduct courses on Trekking & Mountain Guides, Self groups for Home stay management and eco camps.  In the aftermath of the Uttarakhand flash floods the Institute has also been tasked to work on disaster preparedness and train manpower in disaster relief.

The Institute is presently functioning from an ad-hoc campus provided by Government of Arunachal Pradesh.

Today’s Executive Council meeting approved seven major agendas including early development of infrastructure of the Institute’s permanent campus.

The all-important meeting was also attended by executive members of NIMAS, Defence Secretary R K Mathur, State’s Chief Secretary H K Paliwal, Joint Secretary (Defence) Subhash Chandra, Political Secretary to CM Bamang Tago and State’s Tourism Secretary Sonam Chombay.

Meanwhile, taking opportune moment of presence of the Defence Minister, Tuki urged for early clearance of the important Rupai to Parasharam Kund Railway Line and review on restriction of usage of the ALGs by civil helicopters. Antony assured to resolve all concerns of the State soon.



AAPSU-JHPC team visits Chakma settlement areas

ITANAGAR, Jul 17: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has opened their ‘political dialogue’ with the refugees. Earlier AAPSU had suspended the dialogue and asked the refugee to behave like a refugee and also to abide by the law of land. The Joint High Power Committee (JHPC) comprising the   representatives of central government, state government, AAPSU and representatives of refugees have jointly inspected the refugee settlement areas of Changlang and Lohit during its ten days  tour starting from July 8.

The AAPSU team headed by its president Kamta Lapung, vice president (Admn) cum chairman on refugee issue Likha Takar and supported by  respective district administration  and   personnel of forest department took three days tour to complete survey in Diyun area of Changlang district.

According to AAPSU Diyun town possessed highest numbers of refugees with a population of more than thirty thousand. The team visited ‘illegal settlement place’ in Diyun areas  namely - Moitripur, Gautampur, Shantipur, Jyotipur, Avoipur, Dumpani,  Rajnagarh, Modhupur-I,II, Haripur-I,II and Jyotsnapur, Rajnagar, Kamkhyapur, Udoipur, Dumpather, Lower Mudoideep and Upper Mudoideep on  first and second day of the tour.  On third day, the  team visited forest reserved areas of Mudakha Nallah, Sukha Nallah, Dangoria Baba Mandir and Shillong Pahar. It said more than 80 per cent of forest reserved areas has been occupied.

As per AAPSU maximum areas of reserved forest has been destroyed by the refugees and they have settled in the territory without hesitation.

AAPSU asked refugee to vacate the forest areas unconditionally and  said that further destruction shall not be tolerated.

Forest team headed by Deganta Gogoi, Dy. PCCF, Itanagar and DFO, said, lack of men power and related equipments are main weakness of the department to check illegal invasion of refugees inside the reserved areas. Repeated violation on forest laws despite several warning of department is a major challenge posed by the refugees against department of forest and environment added Gogoi. AAPSU demanded the state government to immediately conduct massive eviction  drive against illegal settlers inside the forest reserved areas as it will stop further destruction.

Inside the Lohit district team visited Chowkham and its affected place particularly Chakmabasti where the Deputy Commisioner also accompanied. He advised refugees to respect the sentiment of indigenous people and the laws of land too. Doing anti-social activities will bring nothing but it destroy the mutual dialogue between people of the state and refugees, he added. The team JHPC and AAPSU interacted all the headmen of the respective blocks of refugees.

Deban a farthest place within the Lohit district was also visited by the team and advised them to abide the laws of land for further talk. Massive forest encroachment also found in Deban circle of the district.

In Bordumsa the Chakma refugees settled in Vijoypur, I,II, III, AAPSU said and  team also met  refugees  and took stock  of the situation.

JHPC also interacted Chakmas reufgees and also met local victims of the M’Pen village. JHPC/AAPSU team also visited affected areas of Dharmapur and Kharsang to stock sources for further decision.

Kamta Lapung asked Chakma refugees to abide by the laws of the land and if not AAPSU will never talk further. Refugees should behave like a refugee and AAPSU will never tolerate any illegal activities of them, the  union said in a release.

Likha Takar, V/President cum Chairman Refugee Issue also spoke on the occasion.

AAPSU while referring to the sources collected from the district administration, said that  since 1964 to till date there are many criminal records of the refugees. They have ransacked governmental machineries  including police station, forest department and also of individual properties several times, stated AAPSU. Further AAPSU alleged that Chakmas “creating terrorism in the districts and state as whole” adding that it would not spare even an inch of land  to refugees.

AAPSU strongly demanded state government to create a department of refugee affairs and also send them back to the designated blocks. It further demanded the state Govt to provide adequate vehicles to district administration, forest departments of the respective district  for proper monitoring of activities of refugees.



Journalist shooting case

Now wife denies her husband’s involvement

ITANAGAR, Jul 17: While referring to the press released published in local dailies on July 11 last, Yumlam Mena, wife of Yumlam Achung strongly denied involvement of her husband in journalist Tongam Rina shooting case.

In a press release, she said that her husband was accused of as mastermind behind journalist shooting case again by applying the same method which was applied earlier against her husband on 28th July 2012 in the same case. Claiming that she had interacted with accused who had denied involvement of her husband in journalist shooting case,  Mena appealed to law enforcing authority of Capital Complex to intervene in this matter judiciously. “Kingship knows no kinship” is what I wanted in this case, she said adding “without any concrete clue, accusing or alleging someone and thereby torturing mentally is not good.” She further questioned why the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had refused to take up investigation in Tongam shooting case and turned down the request sent from the state Govt?

“All these melodrama being played against him reflects the image of some big fat politicians and mirror image is reflecting everything towards politics; for sure some political biggies are surely behind accusing my husband as mastermind behind the Tongam Rina shooting case”, she said and appealed to the higher authorities of police department including DIG and law enforcing authority of the state and nation as whole to look into the matter judiciously without any partiality to solve it amicably.



First test tube Yak calf born at Dirang NRC

ITANAGAR, Jul 17: The first test tube yak calf was born at Nyukmadung farm of National Research Centre on Yak (NRC on Yak), ICAR, Dirang on July 15.

The male yak calf weighing 19 kg is the result of transfer of cryopreserved yak embryo produced through in vitro fertilization of oocytes retrieved through ultrasound guided ovum pick up (OPU) technique from donor yak. The new born is named “Norgyal” meaning “Ratnaraj”.

The recipient yak performed normal parturition at Nyukmadung farm of National Research Centre on Yak in the evening.

The achievement is a breakthrough towards conservation and multiplication of elite yaks in the Country. The collaborative work was conducted with the support from the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology under the principal invetigatorship of Dr. P Chakravarty, Principal Scientist, NRC on Yak & Dr. M.S.Chauhan, Principal Scientist, NDRI, Karnal and various other resource persons.

Help and support from earlier Directors of NRC on Yak, Dr. M. Bhattacharya and Dr. KK Baruah and the present Director, Dr. SM Deb have not only made the consistent efforts of the research workers successful, but also encouraged the team to continue work on such advanced reproductive biotechnologies towards in situ and ex situ conservation of yaks, the most precious animal of highlanders, informed P Chakravarty, Principal Scientist and PI, NRC on Yak, ICAR.



Website of W&CD dept. Launched

ITANAGAR, Jul 17: Women & Child Development Minister Newlai Tingkhatra launched the web-Portal of his department (www.arunachalwcd.gov.in) under e-Samaj Project in the Directorate of Women & Child Development, Naharlagun today by pressing the key.

While inaugurating the web-Portal, the Minister said that this web portal will facilitate the department with software solutions along with hardware for implementation of e-Governance. This will ensure complete transparency in the deliverables and fund allocation system, Management Information System (MIS), reporting and communication methodology system from grassroots to Directorate and concern Union Ministry. He he hoped that the department will use this web-Portal for better and effective implementation of the schemes.

Dr. Shalini Verma, Secretary of Women & Child Development stated about the need of e-governnance for better and effective implementation of schemes.

Stressing the need of e-Governance, Gaken Ete, Secretary of Information Technology and e-Governance Department stated that with this the common people will be updated with the information related to various activities of schemes.

RT Riba, Director of Women & Child Development, State Informatics Officer, Chief Technical Officer of BTSPL and other senior officers of WCD and IT departments were also present during inauguration.



District level monitoring committee holds review meeting

BOMDILA, Jul 17: The first half-yearly meeting of the District Level Monitoring Committee (DLMC) was held at Bomdila to review the on-going  and completed schemes under SPA, NEC, NLCPR, RIDF, PM’s Package, BADP, ACA, PMGSY & CSS for the year 2012-13.

Chairing the review meeting, Deputy Commissioner A K Singh reiterated for need base projects which have a direct and immediate bearing on the people.

Sensing the need for a speedy and proper implementation of the schemes being implemented in the district, Singh coaxed some of the executing departments to fare better and to carry out ones’ duty with a missionary zeal.

Expressing concern over the administrative officers being kept in dark about the various schemes being implemented, Singh fixed the responsibility on the Planning office to provide the list of the schemes being implemented by the executing agencies in the concerned administrative circles.

It also came to fore that the schemes in the district are not being selected by the authorized and competent body to do so to which the Deputy Commissioner proposed to take up the matter with all MLAs of the district for streamlining of the selection process of the various schemes to be implemented in the district in the larger interest of the people.

Various executing agencies like RWD, PWD, WRD, PHED, Power, HPD, DRDA, Textile and Handicrafts and Fisheries presented the schemes being undertaken by them through Power point presentations.

Of the various suggestions and directives by the DC, one was that of the revenue recovery drive for which the district administration would facilitate on quarterly basis and emphasis on skill development programme all over the district to revive the rare craftsmanship which is on the verge of extinction.

Among others, all the outpost administrative officers of the district, Zilla Parishad Members including the ZPC and the district HODs were present in the meeting. DIPRO



4th Naba Ita Pulu Memorial Football Tournament kicks off

Raju mimi

ROING, Jul 17: The fourth Naba Ita Pulu Memorial Football Tournament kicked off today with the theme ‘Say no to drugs’ in an impressive ceremony held in general ground.

The tournament was declared open by Sipi Elapra, Zilla Parishad Chairperson, Lower Dibang Valley district. The opening ceremony was marked by colourful dances displayed by school children.

In her opening speech, the ZIlla Chairperson lauded the Dibang Sports Club (DSC) for hosting the tournament consistently for four years.

She said through this tournament, it’s an opportunity to pay our gratitude to the great soul late Ita Pulu and to remind ourselves of his contributions made to the society.

Touching upon the theme of the game, she adviced the youths to engage themselves in physical activities like games and sports and to stay away from drug addiction.

In this year’s race for the memorial cup, nineteen teams are participating in the tournament. The final match will be played on August 11.

For the organizers, it will require a lot of effort to host the tournaments that will last almost a month. However, the organizer seem quite motivated.

So here is what the DSC secretary Iho Pulu has to say, “It is the commitment of the organizers to provide exciting platform for young people to be fit and active, and to keep them safe from addiction to drugs.”

Meanwhile, a large number of supporters attended the first match played between Intaya Public School (IPS) and Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS), Roing. The hard-fought match was won 1-0 by GHSS Roing.

The tournament is actively supported by the district sports office, Roing. Today’s opening ceremony was attended by Ramesh Linggi, Assistant Director, Sports and Youth Affairs, Raju Mipi, District Sports Officer, Agni Mihu, President, DSC and Raja Lingi, Anchal Chairperson, Roing.  



Bote Moyong memorial football at Pasighat

Yagrung meet Borguly, Boleng play Bilat in semis today

Prafulla Kaman

PASIGHAT, Jul 17: Govt Hr. Sec. School Yagrung will take on GHSS Borguly in the first semifinal while Boleng GHSS will lock horn with Bilat GHSS in the second semifinal of the first ever Bote Moyong Memorial Inter-School Football Tournament at general ground here tomorrow.

Boleng defeated Sille 7-6 via penalty kick after both the teams were locked 0-0 in regulation time in the third quarterfinals today.

After a barren first half, Borguly (Mebo) team scored two goals in the second half against Koyu team in the fourth quarterfinal today to set up semifinal clash against Yagrung, which defeatedIGJ GHSS 3-0 yesterday.

Bilat entered into the semifinal defeating Mebo 3-2 through penalty shot out after no goal was scored in regulation and extra time in the first quarterfinal yesterday.

Altogether 16 teams from various government higher secondary schools of East Siang district are participated the tournament.

The tournament is being organized by the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs in collaboration with District Football Association in loving memory of Late Bote Moyong, who was a visionary social worker and freedom fighter of the state.

Born in 1924 at Adi Pasi, he joined in ‘Quite India Movement’ in 1942. He also served as Agriculture Demonstrator under union government and bagged commendation certificate for his selfless and meritorious service in 1982. He died at Mirku village near Pasighat town in 2005.



Improve educational scenario of East Siang, demands AdiSUI

ITANAGAR, Jul 17: The Adi Students’ Union, Itanagar (AdiSUI) has demanded the director of school education for improving the education scenario of East Siang district.

In a memorandum addressed to the Director, School Education, while informing that during an education tour in March-April this year it came to the conclusion that many schools in the district are in rundown condition, it demanded erection of fencing wall and renovation of boy’s hostel, renovation of girls toilet and construction of computer rooms of IGJ Hr Sec School, Pasighat, renovation of boys hostels, construction of residential quarters for Principal and Vice principal, construction of boundary wall around boys hostel in Govt. Hr. Sec. School Sille, construction of Class rooms, renovation of girls hostels, construction of boys hostel, Science Laboratory, construction of residential quarter for Principal for Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Ruksin, library, Proper sanitation, furniture, Water supply for Govt. Hr. Sec. School Bilat, renovation and new construction of boys hostels, water supply for Govt. Hr. Sec. School Mebo, posting of adequate Senior Teachers and Junior Teachers in every subject, Toilets for girls and staff for Govt. Hr Sec School Boleng, parking shed, Water Supply, extension of class room for D.E.M. Hr Sec School Pasighat, furniture, School building, Hostel building for Govt. Sec. School Peging Bote Riga, furniture, Electrification, water supply, toilet and school building for Govt. Sec. School Kiyit, residential quarters for Teachers in Govt. Sec. School Balek, Pasighat, electrification, construction of class rooms, girls toilet in govt. Sec. school Mirku, Mirsam and Gandhi Pasighat and extension of class room in Rani Secondary School, Pasighat.



NES felicitates Class XIItoppers, academic achievers

ITANAGAR, Jul 17: Nyishi Elite Society (NES) has felicitated the toppers of Class XII and other academic achievers of Nyishi Community in an impressive function at Rono Ground Doimukh yesterday.

Congratulating the toppers and other academic achievers of the community, NES President Bengia Tulom underscored the importance of education and reminded the toppers and achievers that they are the future of Nyishi community and advised them to be a good human being.

He also appreciated the pivotal role played by parents in guiding and shaping the career of their children in the present competitive days and equally credited the parents for the success of their children.

Further, he advised the toppers and achievers not to be complacent with the success but cautioned them of the bigger challenges and responsibilities ahead.

Later, he acknowledged and extended gratitude to all the sponsors for encouraging the society for a noble cause in a big way.

The toppers of Class XII and other academic achievers, who were felicitated by NES are, Taba Tahang for securing 7th position in All India NEET-2013, Toko Nem for securing 7th Position in PCB in APJEE-2013, Nabam Kamzang, (95.40%) in Class XII (Humanity), Dolo Yasu (90.80%) in Class XII (Humanity), Tosa Dodum (81.66%) in Class XII (Humanity), Risso Taruj (92%) in Class XII (Commerce), Tai Sanu (76.4%) in Class XII (Commerce), Kholie Yayu (68.60%) in Class XII (Commerce), Charmak Yangfo (91.00%) in Class XII (Science), Toko Nem  (87.80%) in Class XII (Science), Bamang Yakup (85.80%) in Class XII (Science).

While congratulating the toppers, All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) General Secretary Arjun Panye asked the younger generation to stay away from drugs and other social evils.

All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) General Secretary Kumar Tajo asked the toppers and achievers to keep lighting up the name and fame of the community in their life.

Nyishi Nyem Acham(NNA) President Neelam Moriam Khoda expressed joy at the felicitation of seven girl students and strongly vouched the importance of girls’ education and appealed to all section of the society to stop child and forced marriage. Further, she also appealed to various sections of the society to stop the practice of female foeticide in the society and reiterated that girl child is no longer liability to the family rather they can match the male child in all areas provided if they are given support by the family.

For Nyishi Elite Society Vice President Tana Rekhi Tara has advised all the toppers and achievers to keep the community flag high and asked NES to continue the spirit in future too.

NES General Secretary Tarh Tabin extended gratitude to all for being so generous and appealed all to continue guiding the society in future.



KKSU demands 24-hr power supply at district hospital

ITANAGAR, Jul 17: Kargu Kardi Student’s Union (KKSU) has demanded West Siang Deputy Commissioner to ensure round-the-clock power supply at District Hospital, Aalo.

Describing the problems faced by the patients as well as the hospital authority in providing emergency healthcare services due to irregular power supply, KKSU, in a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner claimed that the hospital gets electricity for hardly 4-5 hours in a day.

The memorandum further appealed to the Deputy Commissioner to abolish the ticket system for patients at emergency chamber.

While describing the pathetic condition of bed, bed-sheets and toilets for the indoor patients of the hospital, the memorandum urged the DC to instruct the hospital superintendent to maintain cleanliness inside as well as outside the hospital.

Alleging negligence of duty by some doctors, KKSU demanded the DC to instruct hospital authority to ensure fulltime duty by all doctors in OPD duty in the hospital.

In another memorandum to Director of Health Service, KKSU appealed for early posting an allopathic doctor at Yomcha Community Health Centre (CHC). The CHC has been running without an allopathic doctor for almost six months since the passing away of Doctor M. Yomcha, the memorandum said.

Release salary

Dear Editor,

Through the column of your esteemed daily I would like to draw the attention of Director Department of health and F&W about the pending salary of the Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP) staffs (Contractual). It's been 5 month that the said staffs are being neglected and are yet to receive their pending salary. So, I would like to appeal and request the concerned Hod to look into the matter with sympathy and release our pending salary of last 5 month immediately.


Tana Tadh


Niti Vihar, Itanagar



An endevour to save environment

Dear Editor,

We the villagers under Villages of Daporijo Township Area Welfare Association(VDTAWA) comprising of eight villages that is DULOM, LIGU, YEKAR, NIMA, SIKARIJO,  DON,  DONG and LIRUK, are determined and committed - to Protect, Preserve /conserve the Land, water, Forest, and wild Life.

There is no denying that some people are indulging in indiscriminate cutting and felling of trees for Jhoom cultivation, firewood etc. They also pollute river water by unnatural means of fishing such as use of blasting (bomb), bleaching powder, generator, etc. There are also reports of indiscriminate killing of wild life for commercial purpose and pollution of soil by using plastics materials, wine bottles and many other non degradable materials.

These acts of some mindless people are very serious threat to the very existence of human race. Before it’s too late, we must collectively defy such ruthless, indiscriminate anti environmental activities which are causing ecological imbalance and global warming, the concern for the whole world.

Therefore, we VDTAWA declare to prohibit 1. Jhoom cultivation, firewood collection and other forest products, 2) Hunting, 3) Fishing 4) picnic (permission from VDTAWA is needed) within its jurisdiction from SEH KORO to Don -Dong including right bank of SINGIK KORO, Sigen GENSI KORO and SIGEN GENTE KORO.

The violators whosoever may be, shall be dealt as per the Bye Laws of VDTAWA and as per the provision of law.


Dr. D. Dulom

President VDTAWA




Use fund judiciously

Dear Editor,

Through your esteem daily I would like to draw kind attention towards Sagalee Town water supply improvement work. After a long wait we received funds to improve drinking water connectivity for the town. Now fund should be maturely plan for real improvement work. So I request executing officer of PHE for this particular improvement work please try to work hardly and consciously with allocated funds so that denizen of the town should see improvement in drinking water supply from present situation. The development funds for such core social benefit should not be misused.


Gollo Tango, Sagalee



Act before its late

Dear Editor,

Time to bring the change on our own, the burning issue of lawlessness and corruption of this Himalayan state after witnessing series of traumatizing incident over the days, months and years, I feel that seeking justice from GoAP is like expecting strawberry on a mango tree whether it be a Vandalism related case, extortion, attack on media persons and manhandling of government employees, murder or an interstate boundary dispute. Sad to say we Aarunachalee’s are like unmindful mother who only care when her own child cries. While driving on the road we carry crab mentality on a one lane highway as we own the road. In 60-members assembly seat present Congress government has 55 MLA’s and still no one dares to be the Home Minister to restrain the ongoing lawlessness wave among citizens. We the citizens of Arunachal are suffering from a disease call short term-memory loss, cause we vote for the same leader whom we have been cursing for the last few years and even if we go for a wind of change by electing a new leader, the new incumbent person is already corrupted before joining actual politics, so can we except pro-public initiatives? Can we expect healthy pro-public debate in the assembly with only 4 opposition MLAs to highlight public grievances? All I can hear is a big No Apart from that Right to Information Act 2005, though presently Rusting which is the only sole mechanism through which we can nab out the misappropriation of fund by any public or government servant or an individual are being used as black mailing weapon for earning easy money by selfish-student leader. NGOs and self proclaim intellect. My question is how can we expect transparent and corruption free Arunachal in the years to come with perpetual trend as mentioned above? The empowered on or so-call torch bearers are the one busy making money instead of fighting against the injustice made to common public. Now a day, government officer and engineer are more powerful than MP’s and MLA’s because they have more money to influence them during election period (un-fabricated practical truth). My fellow like-mined Arunachalee citizen your little initiation in empowering your family, relatives, friends and neighbor will make difference in days to come and also by creating awareness in order to restrain money for vote which is the root cause of everything. It’s my sincere reminder and a hearty request time to bring the change on our own.


Kame Kipa




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Non Communicable Diseases common among poor people

Poor people are relatively more burdened with higher prevalence of several Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs)  in India, said researchers.

The study found that majority of the NCDs were concentrated among the poor people when the analysis was performed using the 'standardized objective measure of detection' of NCDs whereas concentrated among the rich people while using the conventional self-reported 'data of prevalence'.

According to the study, rates of the NCDs are projected to increase dramatically in India and other low-and-middle income countries over the next two decades, and are projected to cause millions of deaths and huge loss of national income due to both lost production and healthcare costs.

The study analyzed the socio-economic inequality in prevalence of common NCDs such as heart diseases, hypertension, asthma and chronic lung diseases, vision problems, depression. The study used validated standardized objective measures to detect the prevalence and then compared with self-reported diagnoses rates of prevalence.

These findings suggest that the development programmes for poverty alleviation should also incorporate programmes of the prevention and management of the NCDs.