July 04

58 detained during ILP checking drive at Daporijo

DAPORIJO, July 3: An intensive Inner Line Permit  (ILP) checking drive within Daporijo township began on  July 2 and till date 58 persons have been detained for not possessing ILP.

The drive is being carried out  by an official team headed by Town Magistrate Rido Tarak (CO) with the support of the police team  including OC G. Tassar, SI T. Rebi and ASI T. Siyum under the initiative of the District Administration.

 Rido Tarak informed that of the 46 detained on July 2, 45 have been released with fines imposed on them due to insufficient lock up facility in the district.

The surprise checkings were conducted at Veterinary Colony, Sigin Colony, New Market, Golden Market, Gandhi Market and Sikarijo areas of the town and  it will continue in other areas of Daporijo.

The District Administration also informed that a checking drive on motor vehicle registration and relevant documentation would begin sooon in the district. DIPRO


APIC slaps penalty on DDSE

ITANAGAR, July 3: The Arunachal Pradesh Information Commission has imposed penalty of Rs 25,000 only on Aalo DDSE Tomi Doke for deliberately defying the orders of the commission. The Commission has imposed penalty while taking cognizance of the appeal made by one Takeng Samoir regarding education matter for the greater interest of students from Pidi and Manigong of West Siang District, an APIC release said.

The Commission further directed Doke to deposit the penalty to AG Itanagar, (0070) on or before 31st July. Failing to comply with the judgment would invite the commission to invoke section 20(2), 19(8)(B) and will be issued warrant of arrest proceeding under order XVI Rule10(3)CPC 1908, release added.


Katan cut off

ITANAGAR, July 3: A major disruption has been caused on the PWD road connecting Mariyang and Pasighat as the road suffered a massive landslide at 5km from Katan to Padu following heavy rainfall for the past few days.

Meanwhile, Katan, a circle headquarters under Mariyang Sub-Division, is cut off from its sub-division headquarters as well as the district headquarters, Yingkiong. DIPRO


Prohibitory order

ITANAGAR, July 3: Itanagar Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner, cum District Magistrate Mige Kamki has prohibited the movement of any type of vehicle through the road from Nirujuli to Banderdewa for a period for 10 days. During the period the Road via Doimukh-Gumto-Harmoti will be opened for the public.

The order has come into force to enable the state PWD to carry on the man and machinery for restoration of the road. The violators would be viewed seriously, the order stated. DIPR


NERCORMP III starts operation

SHILLONG, July 3: NERCORMP III - a project of the North Eastern Council, which was launched in January 2014 in Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur, started its operations covering the districts of Changlang, Tirap, and Longding in Arunachal Pradesh and Chandel and Churachandpur in Manipur.

The newly appointed project team attended the three days induction programme which concluded today at the Regional Society office of NERCORMP at Shillong.

While addressing the newly appointed officers in NEC Conference Hall, NEC secretary Ameising Luikham, who is also the Chairman of NERCORMP, advised them to face all challenges and proactively work towards fulfilling the objectives of the project. He also stated that NEC will continue to extend all support towards successful implementation of NERCORMP, which is a flagship project of NEC.

The function was  attended, amongst others by L.Baite, MD, NERCORMP, J Lhungdim, Planning Adviser, G.K.Chin, Financial Adviser, M.Iboyaima Meitei, Adviser (Agri/Horti), of the  NEC and senior officers from NERCORMP PSU.


Rijiju visits  Gurgaon MIE, interacts with Arunachalee youths

ITANAGAR, July 3: Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju visited MIE (Making India Employable) house Gurgaon on receipt of complaints from youths of Arunachal Pradesh who are undergoing skill development training in various institutions.

The Minister was apprised of various problems related to lack of basic amenities, quality of training and non-receipt of funds from Arunachal Pradesh government. The Minister assured to take up the issue with the Arunachal Pradesh Government during his visit.

During the interaction with the trainees, the minister advised them to undertake the training with dedication and not to indulge in unwarranted activities.


Basic computer training for govt. staff

ZIRO, July 3: The Deputy Commissioner, Lower Subansiri district Krishna Mohan Uppu has initiated training programs for the staff and officials of DC’s Office on basic computer applications at NIC Office Ziro.

Nine officials are attending the training as its first batch.

Restating his conviction that officials need to keep themselves equipped with the computer skills, he enrolled officials of all ages and all levels for the training.

The training is being imparted by Michi Tabyo and Millo Hassang of NIC Office.

Also taking serious note on the absenteeism of officials and officers, he instructed for strict adherence to biometric attendance schedule as circulated.

He also advocated for a good work culture and a sense of responsibility towards the government duty. DIPRO)


BADP meeting held

KHONSA, July 3: A meeting to submit new proposals for the year 2014-1015 under Border Area Development Programme was held at Deputy Commissioner’s conference hall, Khonsa today.

Tirap Deputy Commissioner Kamlesh Kumar Joshi highlighted on the proposals of last year and asked the executing agencies to submit proposals which were sustainable and truly beneficial for the people in the border areas. The DC opined that more livelihood-related schemes like piggery, poultry and other permanent activities under agriculture and horticulture departments may be proposed. He emphatically told the MLAs and the HoDs to ensure that the proposals were technically correct and that there was absolutely no duplicity.

The Deputy Commissioner suggested that some amounts should invariably be earmarked for purchase of school furniture and medicines. Joshi further urged the executing agencies to consult the local MLAs and the line departments while preparing proposals under the BADP.

The MLAs Tirong Aboh and Wanglam Sawin also actively participated in the deliberation. They both appealed the government departments to prepare the proposals in consultation with them, DC and the concerned departments in order to make them more effective and people-friendly.

All the representatives of work departments presented their proposals for the current financial year for discussion. The DC was visibly upset with some of the proposals submitted by some departments which were not pragmatic ostensibly prepared in haste without consulting the line departments. Earlier, the DPO Okep Tayeng while briefing the participants, read out the salient features of BADP and briefed the HoDs on schemes that could be undertaken under BADP.

During the meeting numbers of new proposals were adopted for execution in the year 2014-2015. The meeting was attended by HoDs from development departments and Tirap ZPC Chawang Lowang and other PRI leaders.    DIPRO


BSNL service disrupted

ITANAGAR, July 3: BSNL landline, broadband and mobile service has been badly affected in some areas of the Capital region due to damage caused to the Optical fiber cable and underground cables of BSNL network  by road widening work being undertaken by PWD at Chimpu and Vivek Vihar area.

BSNL is putting it’s best efforts to restore the faults as early as possible. However, frequent interruption may occur in future also, the BSNL said while regretting the inconvenience caused to the esteemed customers.


‘Reconsider bandh call’

ITANAGAR, July 3: The Itanagar Market Welfare Association (IMWA) vehemently opposed the 36-hr bandh proposed by the All Arunachal Pradesh Student’s Union (APPSU) on 9th July.

While terming the issues being raised by the AAPSU as very genuine and authenticated, the  IMWA, however, appealed to the AAPSU leaders to reconsider the bandh call for the greater interest of the business community and general public. Bandh call doesn’t bring any fruitful solution rather it hampers the daily wage earners, emergency patients, education sector and all round development activities in the state, it said.


Awareness prog on rubber cultivation

ITANAGAR, July 3: Indo Global Social Service Society (IGSSS), Itanagar unit in collaboration with Rubber Board of India (RBI) organised awareness programme on rubber cultivation at Borum village today.

Altogether, 32 youths from seven different villages under Naharlagun and Doimukh blocks participated in the programme.

The awareness is aimed at empowering unemployed youth towards promoting sustainable livelihood through adopting scientific plantation and obtains good harvest.

Manabesh Das and Summi Doye, Filed Officers, RBI  were the Resource persons of the day.


Motor vehicle checking drive at Yingkiong

ITANAGAR, July 3: The Upper Siang District Administration and police authority conducted Motor Vehicle checking drive yesterday at Yingkiong and imposed fine on violators. In a release, it said that two numbers of bikes without valid documents were seized. The checking drive will be continued, informed the MVI, reports DIPRO


Hotel Association of Papum Pare threatens to publish names of defaulters

ITANAGAR, July 3: The Hotel Association of Papum Pare has threatened to come up with the name and address of the defaulter over non-payment of hotel bills.

This was decided in a meeting held today with the concern that many people do not pay their hotel bills even after several requests.

Requesting the person concerned to make payment of their dues/unpaid hotel bills, it further said that appropriate action will be initiated against them if the bills were not paid.


Free medical treatment

ITANAGAR, July 3: On the occasion of XIVth Dalai Lama’s birthday on July 6 next, the Itanagar Buddhist Cultural Society (IBCS) in collaboration with Itanagar Men-Tsee-Khang (herbal) medicine is going to organize a free medical camp at the Gompa here for 10 days.

Treatment will be done using natural herbal recipes. Besides the herbal medicines, accessory therapies like Golden Needle Therapy, Moxa-Buston, Bronze Cupping etc will also be applied.


Capital roads up for makeover

ITANAGAR, July 3: Naharlagun to Nirjuli rigid (cement concrete) pavement is being taken up by all Capital Division, PWD in phase-wise manner. The rigid pavement works under Phase-I (16kms) has already been awarded recently and the execution of works shall be taken up soon after the monsoon season is over i.e., by September. This was informed in an official statement from the superintending engineer, Capital Circle, PWD.

The rigid pavement works under Phase-II (6kms) has been sanctioned and tender process is in progress and its execution would be taken up in September this year. Construction of rigid pavement for various roads would be taken up either wholly or partly. The total 300kms of Capital road network shall be taken up in similar pattern as per the availability of resources. In spite of financial constraint, the department is devoted for upkeepment of the Capital roads. Steps are also being taken up to road damages affected during this current monsoon season.

Meanwhile, the department has sought cooperation from denizens of twin Capital City to bear with the difficulties and has requested everyone not to dump house waste, construction materials and site excavations on the road and drains which cause serious damage to Capital roads.


BJP seeks security force at Seppa

ITANAGAR, July 3: East Kameng district BJP has appealed to the Chief Secretary for re-deployment of the CRPF jawans at Seppa township for maintaining law and order.  District BJP president Loku Sono in a release today said that law and order problem has been deteriorating day by day in the market area as the one company of CRPF (138th Bn ‘F’ Coy),  which was deployed at Seppa township for maintaining law and order,  is  being engaged on temporary duty at Capital Complex Itanagar.  The BJP district unit said that CRPF  company should be relieved from Itanagar for deployment at Seppa.

While appreciating the  administrative works of East Kameng DC Sandeep Kumar Singh, BJP  said that present DC should be allowed to complete his tenure in office in greater interest of common people.


News Impact

Rijiju to review  border situation, law & order

NEW DELHI/ITANAGAR, July 3: Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju will visit Arunachal Pradesh for four days beginning tomorrow during which he will review the border area development programme and law and order situation in the North East.

He will hold a meeting with Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and senior officials of the state government besides officials of Border Roads Organisation (BRO), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited and Ministry of Home Affairs.

The Minister will also meet officials of Central Armed Police Forces, Eastern Air Command, BRO and BSNL, an official release said. The Minister will be accompanied by S K Mishra, Joint Secretary (Border Management) and Shambu Singh, Joint Secretary (North East).

He will also attend local programmes apart from briefing media.

Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party, Arunachal Pradesh today decided to accord ‘Civic reception’ to Rijiju at Siddhartha Hall here on 4th July.



Minor raped, Police arrest two

TMWS demands for stringent punishment

PASIGHAT, July 03:  In a shocking incident of brutality last week, a fifteen years old minor from Takilalung Village was gang raped by three youths.

Two of the accused have been arrested and are under police custody while the third co-accuse is still absconding.

According to police, a complaint was lodged on June 29 by the relative of the victim.  Allegedly, on June 23, the main accused Totong Gammeng from Rani Village offered to drop the girl to school, but instead of taking her to school, he took her to an isolated place some 18 KM from Pasighat.

The boy after sexually assaulting her invited two of his friends Angkit Tamuk from Rani Village and Takop Darang from Takilalung by phone to join him. They kept the girl in illegal confinement for three days and moved her to different locations where they raped her.

The girl returned home on June 25 but did not share her ordeal with her family members.

It was only on June 29 the police was informed and a case was registered.

The police team arrested the main accused Gammeng and co-accused Darang within 18 hours of filing the complaint. The effort to nab other co-accused Ankit Tamuk is on, informed the SP Pasighat Devendra Arya.

SDPO Tab Techi who led the case with the I/O Inspector Y Yomcha requested the people to maintain peace and tranquillity and assured to give stringent punishment as per law. He assured that the co-accused Tamuk will also be arrested soon.

Meanwhile, Tirki-Manmong Welfare Society (TMWS) has demanded for early arrest of absconding Tamuk and appealed for stringent punishment to the alleged rapists. General Secretary TMWS Tado Muang urged ABK to give additional punishment under Adi Customary law.

Senior citizen Gagam Ering, has also urged and appealed every section of society and clans not to defend such heinous offenders.

Ering while lauding the effort of the district police has appealed the police for early arrest of absconding accused. ABK East Siang Unit Women Wing which is monitoring the entire episode has also demanded for stringent punishment.



AAPSU reiterates demands, federal bodies extend support to bandh call

ITANAGAR, July 3: The Federal bodies of the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) in its coordination meeting with the Apex students’ body today unanimously decided to support and observe the proposed 36-hours state-wide bandh  in their respective districts. All federal bodies of the AAPSU including  District Students’ Unions (DSUs), branch students’ unions (BSUs) and community based students’ union of the state attended the meeting held under the chairmanship of AAPSU vice president (Pro) Happy Toko. They also jointly condemned  police atrocities against the president of its apex organization, said an AAPSU release.

AAPSU further strongly reacted to the press statement of  the Confederation of Service Association of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP) wherein it was said that CoSAAP doesn’t authorize any organization to raise the issues of employees.  “AAPSU has been working for the welfare of state for last fifty years since its inception and fighting for solution of the grievances of the students besides raising the issues related to the state as a whole.  AAPSU had already raised many important issues like stapled visas, inter-state boundary and refugees issues  and we can work on any issues which are related to the people and students of the state,” said AAPSU general secretary Biru Nasi.

Happy Toko said any injustice done by state government to any one shall not be tolerated by AAPSU and  it will carry the issue till the demands are fulfilled and will never compromise on any of the issues placed by AAPSU.”

Earlier, AAPSU had placed it charter of demands including immediate release of pending staff salaries besides maintaining regularity on  payment of  salaries to the employees.

Condemning the remarks of the CoSAAP on its demand for termination of SDPO as inappropriate,  AAPSU  said that the demand  for  termination of SDPO will be continued.  “Any misbehaviour and barbaric act of police till severe injuries to any  civilian is not acceptable.”

Meanwhile, condemning the physical attack on AAPSU president by the police, North East Students’ Organization chairman Samuel Jyrwa  said “Police is for the safety of people and they should handle that situation maturely.” Police atrocities to any of students’ activist shall not be tolerated by NESO, it said while threatening to observe north east bandh. Everybody has legitimate right to know the financial status of state government and the appointment of chairman and vice chairman in the several department is unconstitutional and wastage of state exchequer, said Pritam Bhai Sonam, Co-ordinator, NESO.

All the representatives of District Students Union spoke at the meeting and  decided to fight for the  cause of the people of the state.  While representative of All Mishmi Students Union and All Anjaw District Students Union termed the demands of the AAPSU genuine, Galo Students’ Union (GSU) president said “public awareness regarding the movement is very necessary because what we are doing today is for common people and state as a whole.” Meanwhile, AAPSU  informed that its president has left for New Delhi for further treatment.



ANSU demands probe into fire incident at Seppa school

ITANAGAR, July 3: Taking serious note of the fire accident that broke out at Govt. higher secondary school, Seppa on June 27 night, All Nyhishi Students Union (ANSU) has urged the Deputy Commissioner to constitute an inquiry committee to unearth the reason behind the fire mishap and give stringent punishment to the miscreants if found to be involved in it under relevant sections of law.  The ANSU also urged the DC to provide fund for immediate restoration of the three-decade old school building which was extensively damaged in the fire.

Meanwhile, an ANSU team headed by its general secretary Nyanya Gollo met the school authorities and  had a threadbare discussion with the principal, students, public & public leaders to take stock of the situation. The principal and the students believed that it was mischievous act of some miscreants or disgruntled students, ANSU said.

ANSU also urged the people including students and public leaders of Seppa to cooperate with the District administration in apprehending the miscreants if any and giving them exemplary punishment in order to avoid recurrence of such crimes in future.



Create three smart cities in Arunachal: Khandu to Naidu

ITANAGAR, July 3: Arunachal Pradesh Urban Development Minister Pema Khandu today urged the Centre for considering creation of three 'smart cities' in the state under the PM's vision to create 100 such cities in the country.

Addressing the national conclave of Housing and Urban Development ministers at New Delhi, the minister while presenting an overview of the ongoing housing and UD projects in the state, urged the Ministry to assist his state in its requirement for 23,204 and 14,809 houses for the BPL and APL families respectively, an official statement released here said.

The conclave, presided by Union Housing and Poverty Alleviation Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, chalked a 25-point charter of action to develop urban areas in the country. Khandu, while appreciating the endeavour of the union UD Minister in envisioning the ambitious "Housing for all by 2022" project, further highlighted the constraints faced by the state and requested the Ministry for relaxation in the guidelines and norms of UD and housing schemes, the statement said.

He proposed for a regional level conference of NE states for better understanding of the distinctive problems confronted by the region and offered to host the first such conference in Arunachal Pradesh. PTI



ZMC members inspect NICRA project in Tirap

TIRAP, July 3: The members of high level Zonal Monitoring Committee (ZMC) inspected the   implementation of ongoing project on National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture, (in short NICRA project)  at Sipini village of Namsang CD block, Deomali sub-division on June 28 last.  It is worth mentioning that NICRA is a national project for finding out ways to minimize the impact of climate change on agriculture and it is being implemented in every state of the country and sponsored by Central Research Institute on Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Hyderabad.

In Arunachal Pradesh, NICRA project is being implemented in Tirap, West Kameng and West Siang districts. In Tirap district, KVK Tirap is implementing the different modules of NICRA project.

The  committee members including Dr. A K Pathak, Dr J Goswami and Dr PC Jatt visited the NICRA village Sipini under Tirap KVK and monitored different ongoing activities. The committee members visited the different facilities created under the project like Jalkund for irrigation, Polyhouse for protected cultivation, well for polyhouse irrigation, Vermicomposting unit, village weather station and custom hire service centre. They also met the members of Village Climate Risk Management committee (VCMC) and discussed with them regarding the different aspect of the ongoing NICRA project.

The committee was highly satisfied with the progress of the project and lauded the efforts of KVK, Tirap for meticulously implementing the project in such difficult and remote areas. Later, the Programme Coordinator, KVK, Tirap cum Principal Investigator, NICRA project Dr. D. S. Chhonkar made a PowerPoint presentation regarding the progress of different modules under NICRA project. ZMC members also suggested few measures for further strengthening of the project, according to a release.



NHPC starts computer training for school students under CSR

TAWANG, July 3: NHPC Limited, a Govt. of India Enterprise, started a month-long basic computer training for students of Government Secondary School, Lhou (Jang) under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) scheme from July 1. Altogether 90 students of the school are undergoing the computer training being imparted by computer trainers from M/s M-Tech Computer institute.

Speaking on the occasion, the Headmaster of School Norbu Tashi emphasized the importance of computer skill and urged all the students to avail this opportunity of computer training.   

During the last one year, NHPC had conducted computer training in three schools located in Jang, Tawang  and Lumla. Besides computer training, various other developments works are also being done by NHPC in and around the project affected area of its two hydro-electric Projects (Tawang Stage-I &II) of total capacity 1400MW for the benefits of people at large.

Medical camps at Kharsa  and  Teli

NHPC also organized a free-medical camp at village Kharsa (Jang) on July 1. Earlier, it had conducted another camp at Old-age Home (Maha bodhi Centre) at Teli on June 21 where more than 140 patients were treated. At Teli, medical camp was organized in association with PRAGYA (an NGO).



Parliamentary secretary visits schools

PASIGHAT, July 3: Parliamentary Secretary (Industries) Tatung Jamoh along with ZPC Kaling Dai, DDI Kaling Koyu and host of officers and leaders today visited government Higher Secondary and Upper Primary schools at Bilat under Ruksin subdivision.

During the visit, he held consultative meetings with the school authorities in order to know the educational scenario. He inspected the deplorable conditions of the school library, science laboratory, office room and class rooms and surroundings etc and admitted that buildings needs immediate renovation.

Jamoh who is also the local MLA of the area said well-maintained and attractive learning environments could assist in raising educational standard and further assured to take up the issues with the appropriate authority on priority.  He advised the teaching fraternity to provide quality education.

While attending the 25th Annual students meet cum silver jubilee celebration of Student Association of Bamin Bilat, he called upon the students to be hardworking and sincere in studies and also to involve in co-curricular activities to develop personality and physical fitness. The meet covered a wide range of issues related to educational development and social responsibilities. DIPRO



ASUD stages dharna against Chinese claim over Arunachal

ITANAGAR, July 3: The Arunachal Students Union Delhi (ASUD) staged protest dharna in the national capital against China’s repeated claim over Arunachal Pradesh as its territory. The Union demanded both state and Central Govts to resolve all unsettled issues with China.

While condemning the irritant act of China justifying the issuance of stapled visas to the residents of Arunachal Pradesh as “goodwill” gesture, the ASUD said the so-called goodwill is a devious way of hiding their evil intention which indicates ‘expansionist attitude’. China's territorial claim and stapled visa policy is eccentrically undermining the respective position of Arunachal Pradesh as one of the States of Union of India and also simply shows China's hostility not only towards Arunachal Pradesh but also India as a nation, the students body further said.

Denouncing the new Chinese map which shows Arunachal Pradesh state as its territory, the Union also   said time has come for Central government to take bold steps in countering China’s claim and to bring solution to all unsettled issues with China which are causing hardship to the people of Arunachal.



Bagra chair coordination meet with HODs

AALO July 3: In coordination meeting chaired by MLA Aalo West, Er. Tumke Bagra, all key issues and developmental activities of Aalo West constituency and general welfare of Aalo Township was discussed with HODs at Aalo yesterday.

Speaking on the occasion, Er. Bagra said that he has been given a big mandate by the people to serve them and that time has come to shed all political differences as such differences hinder all developmental activities.

There should be equitable distribution of fund without depriving any individual and officers should work in a coordinated manner to carry out works in a cost effective and transparent manner without giving any scope for diversions, he said.

Sharing his experiences as Chief Engineer and Secretary of the Works department, he said that the need of the hour is to inculcate a refined work culture as many of the works appear only in papers. He said that blue print for a tangible development entirely depends on committed Govt. officer and urged the Executing Agencies to keep in touch with the elected representative on any schemes prepared so that it can be disseminated to his people for cooperation in its execution.

The MLA also had a detail discussion on shortage of teachers in schools, infrastructures in Bagra Circle, highway works and electrification at newly created Kodum Circle etc.

Responding to facilities at District Hospital Aalo like posting of Specialists, X- Ray Technicians, medicines and infrastructural needs, he said that the hospital has been serving the entire people of the district despite its limitations since its existence and these important issues need to be discussed in a joint sitting and collective decisions of all the elected representatives of the district.

The HODs of various departments also briefed the MLA on activities, schemes prepared, taken up and bottlenecks in their endeavor to do whatever is possible from their side. DIPRO



Coordination meeting held at Mebo

ITANAGAR, July 3: The local MLA of Mebo Assembly constituency Lombo Tayeng today convened a coordination meeting with Heads of departments, PRI members and public leaders of Mebo sub division at Mebo today.

During the meeting various ongoing schemes and strategies for future development of Mebo area were also discussed.

Addressing the meeting, Tayeng urged the heads of department to inculcate a sense of discipline, dedication and work for over all development of Mebo area.

He suggested regular departmental review and PRI meeting to work out the best way to implement the schemes and programs successfully. He also urged the school authorities to be stricter and bring more discipline in the schools of Mebo area.

While urging the Officers and PRIs to maintain cordial relation, and to work with a missionary zeal and guide the villagers properly, he assured to take up various issues and problems placed by Department and PRIs to concerned higher authority for the development of the area.

Further the MLA advised his people to co-operate with the government agencies and execute the schemes effectively if any and as per specifications enshrined in the guidelines.

It is worth mention here that, the people of Mebo sub division of East Siang district is under constant threat from natural disaster particularly during rainy season. The road communication system of the area is also in dilapidated condition which needs immediate renovation including construction of bridges over various rivers and stream which were damaged by flash flood last year.



---- Editorial ----


Development and environment

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar shocked many when he said that  timelines for environmental and forest clearances are being brought down suggesting that the days of ministry seen as speed-breaker to many projects and foreign investors will soon be over.

Javadekar proposes two months for environment and forest clearance in two stages; ToR and final clearance.

The priority areas are defence and public welfare projects like national highways, railways, ports, roads, airports and linear transmission.

By proposing to shorten the time period, the ministry might find itself in trouble as studies related to environment needs lot of minute studies and observation. He will also face opposition from environmentalists who have been instrumental in stopping projects that are damaging to the communities and environment.  

Jumping into conclusion without thorough study of particular project could spell disaster for all stakeholders. Simplification of process is another thing but speeding up clearances certainly will not act in favour of fragile environment.

Environment protection and development can go hand in hand only when there is proper planning and respect for nature.  And it requires time to plan and execute any project which will have massive environmental consequences.

For a ministry that is responsible for protecting the environment, the minister seems to be unmindful of the fact that development does not have to be at the cost of environment and people.

----Readers Forum ----


Let us do good too

Dear Editor,

The students are very grateful to our state govt for providing us with stipend.

But this year we did not receive the full amount as it was said that there will be a second instalment. The second instalment was supposed to be given before our semester examination i.e, in the 6th month this year.

We are still patiently waiting for any information regarding the stipend.

It is our humble request to the concern authorities to release the 2nd instalment as soon as possible. And if possible please keep education sector out of corruption!

What good can we do, if we are not treated well.


Likha Abo

Tomi  Polytechnic

College, Basar




FIFA  and India

Dear Editor,

As the FIFA world cup-2014 is underway in Brazil, fever has gripped all football lovers.

At this moment, we realize that, India, though a big country is not represented at the world cup whereas many small countries are playing. It is not that Indians cannot play football. Indians also have potentials and talents like that of many other countries who are representing the FIFA world cup. But there are so many reasons why India remains a sleeping giant.

Recently, Indian Super League (ISL) was launched and actor John Abraham has come up with North East United FC as his team which is a good news for football lovers of the North East Region including Sikkim. Launching ISL is a good step for promoting football in the region. Hope that with the launching of ISL franchise, the team will offer opportunity for the young footballers of the region including Arunachal. Further, it is hoped that the ISL will provide ‘clean football’, free from any controversy unlike IPL in recent past.

Meanwhile, proposal of FIFA to hold U-17 FIFA World cup in India in 2017 is a good news for India, especially for football lovers of the country.

But when will India be represented at FIFA World cup?


Meyom Karga, Itanagar




Water harvesting is the mantra

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to throw some light on scarcity of water and the need to manage it as we all are facing acute scarcity of water. It is a nightmare when there is shortage of water.

We all knows that the main causes for scarcity of water is decreasing rainfall due to which the streams and river are drying up. This in turn is caused due to deforestations, high demands of vehicles, increases in mega factories, among other phenomena.

 Deforestation is one of the main causes. We should also have to plant more trees.

Since the causes cannot be controlled drastically, we as responsible citizen must learn how to utilise water by bringing changes in our daily water usage pattern.

This is a collective responsibility. We should not blame local administration for this. We are all responsible for our own sufferings.

We should try to follow few simple tips to save more water.

For bathing stop using showers, bathtub etc instead follow old style of bucket and mug.

Please do not wash clothes in washing machine instead washing by hand is advisable. Please do not shave/brush under running tap.

Use a bucket, not a hose to wash cars and do not wash cars daily. You may opt for cleaning with damp cloth.

For watering of plants do not use fresh water and it is advisable not to clean utensils, dishes etc under running water. Repair the leakage on tapes and pipelines. Please do not let water overflow or run after use.

Water harvesting is mantra for survival.

If we all follow these simple step's there would no scarcity of water as much as we are suffering now.


Jope Ete, DPGC,  Kamki.




Dedicate a day to social work

Dear Editor,  

Through your daily news paper, I would like to bring to your notice that Arunachal need to keep its towns clean. Every month, there should be social service for one day to clean our towns. Officers, public leaders, parents, students should participate in the social service.  When you sweep with your own hand then you will be hesitant to dirty it.  More over, it will be a sign of love for own town and sign of unity among communities.

How beautiful and  pleasurable  it would be to watch the people from different walks of life coming out with a broom or spade to clean the  town instead of letting the paid labours work alone.  Instead of complaining, we should all come out and contribute for one day in a month.


Olik Tayeng,

Samaritan society





RTE act and fees

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed news paper, I being a teacher would like to ask the education department as well as to the public regarding the admission fee as per RTE Act 2009.

Every parent expends a lot of money on unnecessary pursuits but do not miss the opportunity to shout at teachers asking meagre amount for children’s welfare.

My question is that can anyone tell us how to run the school without any financial help from any corner? Think of paper work involved as there are many examinations as per RTE (CCE). How does one manage the papers and paper work during the SMC meeting?

We are in fact not in favour of collecting fees from the children. We too think that all children must come to school.

But tell us about an alternative way where we don’t have to collect fees to meet up petty expenses.


Toba Ori





Dangerous roads

Dear Editor,

Though your esteemed daily, I would like to bring to the notice of the state government and concern authority, the problems because of the bad roads.

It is very dangerous for the citizens of the capital complex. Without proper road, there are many accidents and conflict among the people. The highway authorities and state  Govt are to be blamed for this. Almost all the road between Nirjuli to Itanagar are turning into drains.

This problems is not recent. For the last one decade,  the concern authority have not taken proper steps to make the roads better.

Due to traffic and damaged road, emergency patients are unable to reached hospital at right time. The state Govt have no responsibility and they have no idea what middle class and poor people are facing in their lives. For the last one month, the condition of the road have been deteriorating   but no work has been taken up.

If the situation is not brought under control soon there will be major problem.  Already some places have been destroyed by landslide because there are no proper drains.

All necessary steps must be taken to make the roads better.


Ngurang Tamang


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