July 29


RKM forced to cancel scheduled surgeries due to water shortage

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Jul 28:  Water crisis in Rama Krishna Mission (RKM) Hospital, Itanagar has forced cancellation of scheduled surgeries due to shortfall in  supply to the Operation Theaters.  

Water crisis has forced cancellation of the scheduled operations in Orthopedic, Surgery, Urology and Gynecology departments.

"I had to cancel surgeries as there was no water supply in OT", said a doctor who wished to remain anonymous.

"Without water, instruments cannot be sterilized and gowns washed" he said.   

He also informed that water crisis has not only affected the normal hospital functioning but also staff quarters.  

Another doctor, who was also forced to cancel surgery wanted to know why PHE is giving such low priority to a hospital which caters to the poor patients.

Sources also informed that many staffers are buying water themselves as PHED water tanks are reportedly not supplying enough water to the hospital and the staff premises.

A care giver said that her relative had to be shifted to a private hospital as it was an emergency case.

It is expensive to get a surgery done in a private hospital; she said adding that she had to arrange money overnight for the surgery to happen.

In RK Mission hospital, the expenses are very less and care is as good as any private hospital, she said.

The RK Mission hospital run by the monks of Ramakrishna Math caters to hundreds of poor patients that come from across the state and neighboring state of Assam everyday for free in its OPD and has well equipped operation theatres with more than 200 beds.




15 sex workers arrested from Itanagar hotels

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Jul 28: The Itanagar police has arrested 15 women including teenagers on Friday evening for allegedly indulging in sex work.

Police raided three budget hotels in heart of Itanagar and arrested the sex workers.

The arrested are from Arunachal, Manipur, Assam and Bangladesh.

While talking to this daily, SDPO Itanagar Techi Hanyir informed that most of the arrested women are from the poor economic background.

"Most of them are teenagers while some are married women with children. After interrogations, we came to know that they belong to poor and broken families, she said.

"In order to meet their financial needs, they became sex workers," the SDPO added.

She said a case is being registered and that such raids will be carried out in future too.




DRDA employees urged to call off strike

ITANAGAR, Jul 28: The agitating DRDA employees of the state have been urged to call off their on-going pen and tool down strike as the Government was working to resolve their long-pending demands.

The appeal was made by the Committee constituted by the Government to resolve the problems of the DRDA employees in a meeting with the representatives of DRDA Staff Welfare Association here on Friday.

The Committee said that the Government would resolve the problem soon, stated Secretary (RD and PR) Dani Salu in an official press release.

The meeting held under the chairmanship of Special Secretary (RD&PR) Nyali Ete decided to meet again on August 4 to discuss the issue.

The DRDA employees launched its indefinite pen and tool down strike on July 17 in protest against non-fulfillment of the demands for their absorption in Govt. Departments, regular disbursement of salaries through Treasury.




Make health care available for all; Acharya

ITANAGAR, Jul 28: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh P.B. Acharya has emphasized on availability of health care services to all.

He was speaking at the inaugural function of the 10th General Conference of Arunachal Pradesh Doctors' Association in Itanagar on July 28.

Universal access to minimum and quality health care is not only a social necessity but also an imperative for economic growth and prosperity, he said.

While underscoring that achievers must be givers, the Governor pointed that empowered people must explore ways and means to address the challenges of the society without involving the Government. We need to change our mindsets, he emphasized.

The Governor said that India possess an unmatched heritage represented by its ancient systems of medicine like Ayurvedic, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy which are a treasure house of knowledge for preventive and promotive healthcare.

The Governor advised the doctors to carry out research on health related issues of the state and also adopt villages. Let us give our best today for healthy and vibrant Arunachal Pradesh tomorrow, he appealed.

Speaking in the inaugural function, Director Health Services Dr. Moji Jini recalled his association with APDA.

He called upon the doctors to look beyond their interest and serve the society with more dedication.

Highlighting on health sector in the State, the Director invited suggestions from the doctors to eradicate malpractices in the department.

Informing the Governor that the department has 8000 workforce and 800 health service centers in the State, the Director said it lack modern equipments and expertise. He requested the Governor to influence the Central and State Governments to address the problems.  

In his keynote address, Dr. Biman Natung said that APDA has traversed a long journey from its humble formative years to become the mouth piece of the serving Doctors across the State. He urged the State Government to enact the Health and Security Protection Act in the State which will protect not only lives &properties but also the overall Hospital environment as well. He appealed to the State Government to improve the working conditions of Medical staff and address the pay parity of Doctors in the spirit of 'same pay for same work'.

Dr. Natung pleaded the Governor to advise the State Government to initiate suitable action on priority to address the problems and predicaments being faced by the Medical fraternity.

The two-day general conference is attended by medical practitioners from different parts of the State. It is organized by APDA in collaboration with National Health Mission, Arunachal Pradesh.

Earlier, the Governor felicitated the special invitees, Nido Pavitra, former Parliamentary Secretary (Health), who was represented by his daughter, Bikash Bage, the then OSD to Parliamentary Secretary (Health) and Dr. Mallo Tasso, former APDA General Secretary. He also felicitated Central Executive Members 2014-17 on the occasion, while Director Health Services did the honour to new APDA team led by DR. Emi Rumi.

Later, the Governor released the APDA souvenir 2017.




Papum Pare police discuss strategies for better policing

ITANAGAR, Jul 28: The Papum Pare police in an emergency meeting on traffic regulation and crime prevention held at Yupia on Thursday chalked out a strategy for better policing.

Addressing the police officers,  Papum Pare SP, T Ammo suggested various effective measures against traffic violators. He specifically mentioned for changing the system of challan handed out to the traffic violators.

The SP called for frequent  and unannounced  checking in various vulnerable places.

The SP called upon the OCs and ICs of SB in the district to identify the areas of their respective jurisdiction for selling foreign and country liquor in pan ghumtis, unauthorized DJ nights.

All check gates located in sensitive Arunachal-Assam boundary area have been directed to keep their check gate barriers down all the time in order to prevent entry of anti-social elements and people with illegal motives.

During the meeting, SDPO Neelam Nega suggested measures to minimize  the  cases of traffic violations.

OCs  of various Police Stations and other police officers from  SB and  in-charges of various check gates of the  district attended  the  meeting and suggested measures for better policing.  

Citing the recent unfortunate incidents of IAF chopper crash and loss of precious lives in Laptop landslide, the SP lauded the Papum Pare police for their prompt action in recovering the bodies.

The SP also specially mentioned DG, IG, AIG and SP Capital for their logistic and constant support, encouragement during the hours of need.




Ering provides ambulances under MPLAD fund

[ Prafulla Kaman ]

RUKSIN, Jul 28: Member of Parliament Ninong Ering provided one ambulance each to Ruksin Community Health Centre (CHC), Rani, Sille and Bilat PHCs of East Siang district on Friday.

The ambulances were procured from the MP's Local Area Development Fund.  

The MP had earlier provided ambulances to the Health Departments of Tezu, Namsai and other districts falling under his constituency.

Addressing a public gathering on the occasion, Ering asked the medical authority to use the facility for the benefit of poor and needy people.

Responding to a public demand, he assured to grant eight sets of obstetric bed to Ruksin FRU besides  Hearse vehicles for the District Health Department.

Former Union Minister Omak Apang emphasized  on the importance of 'behavioural change.'

He called for proper policy on solid waste disposal and management as part of good hygienic practices. Discouraging use of DDT and other chemicals to kill vectors, Omak said that chemicals adversely affect human health and environment.

 Flagging off the ambulances at Ruksin CHC premise in presence of medical staff, PRI leaders and Gaon Burahs, East Siang Deputy Commissioner Tamiyo Tatak appealed to the people to cooperate the Health Department.

Earlier, District Medical Officer Dr Mandip Perme urged the MP for granting more vehicles for PHC set up in Mebo sub-division.




Dr Megeji gets DM in Cardiology

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Jul 28: Dr Rinchin Dorjee Megeji has become the first Arunachalee to get the degree of Doctorate of Medicine (DM) in Cardiology from North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), Shillong.

He recently passed the Super-Speciality DM in cardiology exam from the NEIGRIHMS.

Dr Rinchin has done his MBBS from Kottayam Medical College, Kerala and MD in medicine from Ranchi.

Hailing from Rupa under West Kameng district, he did his schooling from VKV and RK Mission Schools.

While talking to this daily, Dr Richin expressed his willingness to serve the people of Arunachal. He said there is need to drastically improve the health care facilities in the state and said that he is ready to contribute his bit in this regard.




Religious leaders can play a critical role in immunization success: Tayeng

ITANAGAR, Jul 28: Health Commissioner Kaling Tayeng said that religious leaders can play a critical role in influencing communities and drastically change the status of routine immunization.

He said this during a one-day state level media advocacy cum sensitization workshop for religious leaders to enhance the understanding on the need for routine immunization in Naharlagun on Friday.

While talking about the Measles out- break at Longding district, he said that older people had refused vaccination out of fear and misconception.

He further informed that health department is working hard to contain any such outbreaks and improve the status of immunization in the state.

NHM Mission Director P N Thungon also said that that religious leader can play an effective role in addressing the issues by disseminating information. Religious leaders are a key stakeholder with considerable influence in their respective communities, Thungon said adding that their support will go long way in improving immunization coverage.

Nodal officer Dr D Padung while briefing about the immunization status in the state informed that Changlang with 79.5 % is best performing district.

We need to work hard to achieve 90% immunization by 2018 and plug the gaps, he said.

Resources person Dr. Tage Taka, SMO (WHO) highlighted the  misconception among the people about immunization. Due to misconception, many parents refuse immunization which can lead to complicacy and death, he added.

UNICEF Consultant, Bijoy Dungdung gave a presentation on social behavior change and communication strategy.

Religious leaders also shared their views and suggestions.  They assured to extend full cooperation in promoting immunization and dispelling myths and misconception.

They suggested for more advocacy meetings for religious leaders and Panchayat leaders.




BRO misspells name, forget to invite villagers

[ Karyir Riba ]

Roing, Jul 28: The misspelled name of Simari village as 'Chimari' on the inaugural slab of the recently inaugurated bridge over Aba River has caused quite a stir and ire amongst the villagers of Simari.

The slab was replaced a couple of days later by the executing organisation, BRO, with the corrected name, after some villagers approached them.

Heta Linggi from Simari village informed that the BRO said that the mistake was made as all the official documents of the organisation contains the name of the village as Chimari and not Simari.

Although the villagers are content now that the mistake has been rectified on the slab, they have their justified worries that the name will remain as Chimari in documents, which might pose problems in future for the village.

The Simari Bridge was inaugurated by MOS Home Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday last. However, as per reports, none of the Panchayat members or villagers were informed or invited by the BRO for the inauguration, which has caused disappointment.




SBI Yingkiong remains non-functional

YINGKIONG, Jul 28:  State Bank of India (SBI), Yingkiong branch remained non-functional for two consecutive days from July 27, causing inconvenience to its customers, particularly those who had come from far-flung areas.

The angry customers of the bank opined that a prior notification regarding the closure of the bank should have been given, which could have saved their time and energy.

Of late, the bank branch was in limelight for similar reason. DIPRO




Governor asks JNU to introduce NE language course

ITANAGAR, Jul 28: Governor PB Acharya, who visited Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) recently, requested the institution to introduce a Chair or Department for teaching North East Tribal language Certificate Courses. He was speaking to  JNU Vice Chancellor, Prof. M Jagadesh Kumar.

Meanwhile, the Governor assured Rs. 10 Lakh and Rs. 5 lakh from Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland respectively for 10 awards in the names of inspiring personalities of North Eastern States. He said that awards will be for two students from north eastern states and rest for other students of JNU.

Earlier, the governor visited the proposed hostel for North East students which will accommodate 400 students.





APCC demands regularization of SSA teachers and Traffic Wardens

ITANAGAR, Jul 28: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has demanded the State Government to formulate a policy to regularize the services of SSA teachers and traffic wardens.

APCC accused the State Government of showing an apathetic attitude towards the SSA teachers in regularizing their services, many of whom have already crossed their upper age limit for other government jobs.

"Pema Khandu led BJP Government is least bothered about the future of thousands of SSA teachers, who have been discharging duties with sincerity and dedication in various remote and far flung areas," APCC said.

The party also demanded that the services of the Traffic Wardens, who have been rendering commendable services in managing traffic in Itanagar and Naharlagun, should be regularized immediately.

APCC also asked the administration to formulate a master plan for free flow of traffic in Itanagar and Naharlagun.




Arunachal Super Dancer programme starts

ITANAGAR, Jul 28: The 1st competition round of Arunachal Super Dancer (ASD) was held on Friday at Shidharta Hall, Itanagar.

HPDCAPL Chairman, Tungri Effa attended the programme along with BJP Minority Morcha President, Loku Sono.

Addressing the function Tungri Effa said that there are no dearths of talent in Arunachal and that young boys and girls can excel in all such competition including games and sports. He appealed the youths to refrain from indulging in unlawful activities.  

BJP Minority Morcha President, Loku Sono asked the youths to take advantage of such platforms in order to achieve bigger dreams in life.

Altogether 31 participants are taking part in the competition and finale of the programme will be held on September 10 next.

ASD Chairman Gamre Tayung, Vice Chairman Taning Dodum, Secretary Tagio Sonam among other spoke on the occasion.




Booklet on West Siang Tourism

AALO, Jul 28:   West Siang district administration has recently released a booklet titled 'West Siang-A Tourist Destination' with the aim to give tourists visiting the district insights into potential tourist destinations besides, tribes, festivals, adventure sports, handicrafts, tribal myths, legends and eco-tourism.

The maiden endeavour has been done on voluntary basis without any funding from the government. Copies of the booklet have been distributed to government offices outside the state and important offices, hotels, tourist lodges and home stays for easy accessibility to tourists. (DIPRO)




Tsering Wange bags India Travel Award

ITANAGAR, Jul 28: MD of Himalayan Holidays Tsering Wange who is also the President of Arunachal Mountaineering and  Adventure Sports Association bagged the India Travel Award in Guwahati on July 26.

The trophy & the citation were presented to him by R Sudhan, Special Secretary Tourism, Manipur & Arni Sapkal, Gladrag Mrs India 2017.  

Director of Indian Travel Awards Sanjeet while congratulating Wange stated that he is one of the tourism pioneers from North East who has been promoting tourism and adventure sports for the past two decades.

During the award acceptance speech, Wange urged all the travel & tourism stalwarts to experience and promote the exotic North East region to the tourism generating markets around the world.

India Travel Award was supported by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and tourism trade bodies.




AKDDSU demands arrest

ITANAGAR, Jul 28: All Kra Daadi District Students' Union (AKDDSU) demanded immediate arrest of the alleged accused in death of Gora Tara, GB of Sengchang village under Chambang circle, Kra Daadi district.

Late Gora Tara was elder brother of AKDDSU President Gora Rikam Bhai.

AKDDSU alleged that the accused has not been arrested so far due to undue intervention of a lawmaker.

The students' union demanded the Officer-in-Charge of Naharlagun Police Station to act promptly and arrest the culprit without any further delay.

An FIR was lodged with the Police Station, Naharlagun against one Nikja Amang for his alleged negligent driving which led to the death of the 64-yr-old Palin-Chambang Gaon Bura on July 19 last.




Legal awareness camp

YINGKIONG, Jul 28: District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Upper Siang District organized a day-long legal awareness camp at Gobuk village in their community hall on Friday.

DLSA Organising Secretary Oson Mibang and other resource persons sensitized the public about domestic violence, consumer protection, right to information act, Arunachal Pradesh Victim Compensation scheme, access to justice for all under legal service authority act 1987 and juvenile justice board among others.

Legal brochures were also distributed among the public.

In total, 80 villagers, including women and GBs and Six Para Legal Volunteers attended the camp.




Proposal made to GoAP for creation of sports school, open air gymnasium

ITANAGAR, Jul 28: Sports & Youth Affairs Parliamentary Secretary, Nyamar Karbak has stated that a proposal will be made to the state government for early creation of two more sports school which will established at Eastern and Western part of the state in the line of Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy (SLSA) to facilitate more students' and promote games and sports.

The Parliamentary Secretary was addressing a meeting which was held at his official Chamber here on Thursday, to discuss regarding calendar event for Department of Sports & Youth Affairs, GoAP sanctioned under SADA 2017-18.

During the discussion, Karbak also proposed creation of open air gymnasium in districts within the state to imbibe sense of fitness amongst people from all walks of life.

Further, Karbak urged officers to work with sincerity and make the department more reliable in promoting the games and sports in the state. Stating that the Chief Minister is giving special impetus on promoting sports and youth activities in the state, Karbak urged the department to share collective views and exchange knowledge to help promote the same.

Sports &Youth Affairs, Secretary, Dani Salu, Director Sports Tadar Appa, Mission Director Khelo India, Gumnya Karbak, Joint Director Youth Affairs Ramesh Lingi, Deputy Director Sports, Karbia Dodum, Deputy Director (Technical) Heri Robin and  Assistant Engineer (Sports) Kabak Makia were also present on the occasion.




Sensitization programme on Vector Borne Diseases conducted

ITANAGAR, Jul 28: Awareness cum sensitization programme on Vector Borne Diseases (VBD) was held on Thursday in Itanagar

With the advent of monsoon, outbreak of various vector borne diseases(VBD) are expected, therefore it is necessary to conduct such awareness programme so that every person gets sensitized who in turn can sensitize others by disseminating information, said the DC Prince Dhawan.

He directed the DMO and her team to liaise with the IMC to conduct such awareness at various locations within the jurisdiction of each Councilor.

The DC also directed her to issue pamphlets consisting the various do's and Don'ts regarding the preventive measures to avoid the outbreak of such diseases.

The DC further informed that as a preventive measure, an order was also passed directing the Director (Health Services) and DMO, Capital Complex to take adequate measures to prevent water borne diseases/vector borne diseases in the Capital Complex.

The DC also urged the Councilors to conduct regular cleanliness drives and to check garbage management as well as to check stagnant water storage at their respective jurisdiction. He also informed that an order in this regard would be passed, following which regular inspection would be carried out and those found guilty would be faced with penalty upto Rs 1500 per container/tyre etc.

DMO Dr. Tasso Khampu also urged the councilors to cooperate and pass on the information to the residents of their respective wards as they are ones who are connected with the residents at ground level.

DVBDCP officer Dr. Aruna Tana  Likha one of the resource persons for the programme briefed about the various vector borne diseases like Malaria and Japanese Encephalitis, its causes, diagnosis, signs and symptoms, treatment,  and most importantly on its prevention.

Zonal Malaria Officer cum resource person Dr. K Lombi through a power point presentation explained in detail about Dengue, its transmission, treatment, potential breeding ground.

As there is no specific treatment for Dengue, people should emphasize more on its prevention, stressed Dr. Lombi.

She opined that the main reason for Dengue in the state was the lack of awareness among people regarding its prevention.  She further requested the District administration to check water storage practices, garbage management system and conduct regular monitoring so that Dengue could be avoided.

Chief Councillor Kipa Kaku, Deputy Chief Councillor Tarh Nachung, Councilors, CMEO Habung Lampung, and other officers attended the programme among others.




Training program on Geospatial Technology and its applications concludes

RONO HILLS,  Jul 28: A two week-long training programme on Geospatial Technology and its Applications for the faculty members and research scholars of the Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) concluded on a promising note on Friday. It was organised by the Department of Geography, RGU.

Addressing at the valedictory function, Registrar cum Finance Officer in-charge of RGU, Prof. Amitava Mitra said that Global Positioning System (GPS), Geographical Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) techniques under geospatial technology touches almost every aspects of human life and have immensely impacted the telecommunication and transportation industries. Mitra also distributed certificates to the 18 participants.

Earlier, Joint Registrar of RGU, Dr. David Pertin lauded the Department of Geography for organizing such promising and pioneering training. It will enhance the knowledge base and widen the professional domain of researchers, teachers and planners alike edifying their abilities, Pertin said.

Resource person, Cha-ndan Kumar, a faculty from NIT Karnataka, gave a brief account of the training.

Among others, the training Coordinator and Head of the department of Geography Prof. S.K. Patnaik, faculty members Dr. Sailejananda Saikia and Dr. Tage Rupa besides few other participants also spoke on the occasion.




Infrastructures under MsDP

NAMSAI, Jul 28: Parliamentary Secretary-Planning, AR, Personnel& Training Chow Zingnu Namchoom inaugurated three buildings constructed under centrally sponsored multi-sectoral development programme (MsDP).

He inaugurated a double storied working women hostel at Namsai and additional class room at Govt Higher Secondary School at Lathow and additional building of Public Health Center at Piyong.

While dedicating the three building for public use, the Parliamentary Secretary appreciated WRD for maintaining quality of construction of the buildings under centrally sponsored MsDP scheme.

Later, responding to public memorandum, Namchoom reiterated his priorities for education and health Sector.  

DC Namsai R.K.Sharma urged the school authorities to properly use and maintain the infrastructure giving utmost attention for its cleanliness. He also requested the parents to share responsibilities in management of school and academic environment without which the desired results can't be expected.




Block-level training on GPDP conducted

AALO, Jul 28:  A day-long block-level and a three-day Gram Panchayat level training on preparation of Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) on participatory planning process under 14 Finance Commission grant 'My Village My Development' Plan for entire Anchal segments for Aalo West Blocks was held at Kabu village which concluded at July 26 last.

During the training, District Level master trainer, Jumli Lollen stressed on involvement of all stakeholders, methods and approaches on participatory planning process, baseline surveys, participatory rural appraisal (PRA), household surveys and their compilations.

Circle officers-cum-Secretaries, Omey Apang and Lijum Ete and Anchal Samiti Chairperson, Kirli Loyi stressed on the importance of training and knowledge on participatory process and appreciated PRIs, Anganwadi workers, Asha workers, SHG members, GPDP and officials for their maximum participation in the training. (DIPRO)




Students seeks road restoration

ITANAGAR, Jul 28: All Kra Daadi District Students' Union (AKDDSU) has informed that road from Yangte to Kua has been cut off from rest of the district after  heavy rainfall triggered landslide occurred in various locations.  

In a press statement, AKDDSU informed that due to heavy rainfall multiple blockades have occurred in the road affecting vehicular as well as movement of people of Tali and Pipsorang area.  The union also claimed that hundreds of people are being forced to stay back in Itanagar waiting for restoration of road.

The district students union urged the PWD, Tali Division to restore the road at earliest.

AKDDSU also urged the construction agency and authority to properly monitor the under construction Kumey Bridge to ensure work quality.

Expressing displeasure at the execution of Tamin-Tali road, the union informed that the road is yet to be completed even after the project started in 1970.




Three days state level seminar on Yoga & Naturopathy begins

ITANAGAR, Jul 28: The Arunachal Pradesh Indian Medicine Council is conducting three days State Level seminar on Yoga and Naturopathy on the theme "Yoga and Neurotherapy" which started on Friday. The programme was attended by Medical Officers, general public and school students of the capital complex.

Addressing the gathering, Acharaya Ramgopal Dixit, Member of Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy spoke about the importance of Yoga and neuro-therapy in the daily life. He mentioned that neurological disorders, joint pain, depression etc. can be addressed by practicing neurotherapy.

Dr. KK Brahma, Assistant Director, Regional Ayurveda Research Institute, Itanagar also addressed the gathering.

Dr. Inya Lingu, OSD to H Minister Health and DDHS (AYUS), Directorate of Health Services, read out the message issued by the minister.  




AAPSU delegation calls on DC Longding

LONGDING, Jul 28: All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) delegation called upon the Deputy Commissioner of Longding to take stock of the prevailing educational scenario as it scored the poorest in recent CBSE exam.

In the discussion it came to light that the parents and teachers of various schools have taken initiative to procure NCERT textbooks for the students informed Deputy Spokesperson of AAPSU Nepha Wangsa.

The initiative was first started by parents and teachers of Govt. Primary school, Kamhua Noknu.

Deputy Commissioner of Longding Himanshu Gupta informed that the District Administration is taking effort to improve the educational sector and the DC himself has visited almost all the schools of the district.

The District Administration also started the smart classes in the previous year in some of the schools.

The shortage of subject teachers, unqualified and untrained teachers, poor infrastructure, lack of teaching learning materials, non replacement of textbooks are main causes of poor performance in CBSE results, said a release.




24 shuttlers to represent Papum Pare in DK Memorial Badminton

ITANAGAR, Jul 28: Twenty-four shuttlers have been selected to represent Papum Pare in the 5th Dorjee Khandu Memorial State Level Badminton Championship-2017 scheduled to be held from August 9 to 12.

The players were selected after a daylong selection trial conducted under the supervision of tournament observer cum Arunachal State Badminton Association (ASBA), joint secretary Penya Bagra and national umpire Rahul Thapa at MLA Cottage Badminton Stadium here on Friday.

Papum Pare District Badminton Association (PDBA) secretary Techi Reko was also present on the occasion to motivate the players.




Arunachal State Women’s Football League

ITANAGAR, Jul 28: Deed Circle FC (DCFC) and EYAEF FC won their respective matches on day- 8 of the ongoing Arunachal State Women's Football League (ASWFL)- 2017 at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun on Friday.

Deed FC beat Matrix FC 3-1 and EYAEF FC beat Next FC 3-0.

Next FC will play against Arunachal Sporting Club and Matrix FC will face CC FC in their last league matches on Saturday.




Don't use park for commercial use: Org

ITANAGAR, Jul 28:  Claiming that unhygienic atmosphere has been created by organizers of various events at Indira Gandhi Park, All Itanagar Youth Welfare Association has appealed to the Chief Secretary not to permit commercial programes at IG Park.

 In its letter, the association claimed unhygienic atmosphere is being created as well as beauty of the park damaged by allowing Mela and Expo to be conducted inside the Park.




AEF demands removal of PS

ITANAGAR, Jul 28:   Following the ruling of the Supreme Court against the Parliamentary Secretaries of Assam government on Thursday, Arunachal Elite Forum (AEF) on Friday demanded for removal of Parliamentary Secretaries claiming that the state has exceeded 15 percent of total strength in the Legislative Assembly.  

AEF stated that appointment of Parliamentary Secretaries involves huge financial engagement and is a burden to state like Arunachal which already is reeling under financial constraints.  AEF further asked the government to honour the Supreme Court Judgment by discontinuing the Parliamentary Secretaries.




33KV Aalo-Kamba line to be test-charged

AALO, Jul 28: The Power Department, Aalo division has notified that the 33KV transmission line from Aalo to Kamba will be test charged at a rated voltage of 33KV, anytime after 7 AM of August 2 and will be in operation for drawl of power from Siru, Kamba SHP (2x3MW).

General public, especially those residing in close proximity to the transmission line are cautioned not to touch the transmission line nor even go near it. Livestock owners are also advised to keep their domestic animals away from the transmission line. Anyone defying the notice shall be at their own risks and the Department of Power shall not be held responsible for any untoward incidents.

The 33KV lines passes through Darka, Amar-Camp, Kabu, Pobdi, Gune-Bane, Wak, Opo and Kamba. DIPRO




Dy.Director Agri. inspects projects

BASAR, Jul 28: Deputy Director Agriculture, Karbom Riram took stock of progress of the various state and centrally sponsored scheme being implemented by department of Agriculture in West Siang district.

He inspected the projects being implemented under Rashtriya Khrishi Vikaas Yojna (RKVY)  at Aalo East, Aalo West, Yomcha, Tirbin and Basar.

On Thursday at Basar, the Deputy Director interacted with the beneficiary and visited various programme under Rastriya Khrishi Vikaas Yojna (RKVY). He also visited vegetable gardens, projects under NMSA such as water harvesting structure and apiculture and dairy unit at Gori.

Riram was accompanied by West Siang District Agriculture Officer, Nokliam Sumnian, Sub-divisional Agriculture Officer, Toli Bam along with ADOs, Jarni Yomcha and Basar Tojo Bam  




CCTV in prime locations

AALO, Jul 28: West Siang District Administration will install CCTV cameras at Nehru Chowk Charali, Cooperative Tinali, Deputy Commissioner's office complex, entrance of the SP's office, Circuit House covering SBI Aalo and Police Station Tinali.

The installation work will be completed within a week.

The traders and business community have agreed to contribute the CCTV cameras after a meeting with Superintendent Tax and Excise. DIPRO




Sanitation programme

ITANAGAR, July 28: An Awareness Programme to popularize the Sanitation Bye Laws adopted by District Lower Dibang Valley (LDV) was organized by AMYAA, an NGO at Mayu, Roing.  

The Programme holds importance in the context of pressing demand for a comprehensive Waste Management Plan in the city, said Secretary, AMYAA Paul Chawang.




Enhance upper age limit

ITANAGAR, Jul 28:  Enhancement of retirement age from 58 to 60 years would unnecessarily increase unemployment, said All Arunachal Pradesh Unemployed Engineers Association (AAPUEA) on Friday as it demanded the state government to extend upper age limit from present 35 to 37 years for government job.

The association also demanded the government  to refund examination fees paid to RWD for the post of junior engineer. It said that 3612 unemployed engineers had applied for the post of JE (civil) by paying Rs 50 and Rs 100 respectively by APST and non-APST candidates.

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Take cue from Pakistan

The Panama papers have rocked the political establishment of Pakistan. On Friday Pakistan's top court disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office after a damning corruption probe into his family wealth, cutting short his third stint in power and ordering a criminal investigation of his family. Sharif resigned from his post shortly after the judgement. Sharif has always denied any wrongdoing and has dismissed the investigation into him as biased and inaccurate.

The controversy erupted last year with the publication of 11.5 million secret documents from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca documenting the offshore dealings of many of the world's rich and powerful. Three of Sharif's four children -- Maryam, his presumptive political heir, and his sons Hasan and Hussein -- were implicated in the papers. The Panama paper has also named several Indian businessmen and Bollywood actors of making offshore dealings. But everyone including media, civil societies and government has kept mum on this issue. There is a need to properly investigate into the case. The Pakistani courts have shown immense courage to take such brave action. Can the courts in India take similar initiative and take action against those whose name appeared in the Panama paper? People of India will be hoping that NDA government which claims to be anti-corruption crusader will take cue from Pakistan and take action against the people named in Panama paper.






---- Readers Forum ----





A letter to deputy commissioner

Dear Editor,

As one of the students of Siang district, I am very pleased to know without any excitement about the recent job vacancy ad for the post of UDC, LDC, and MTS.

This is not the first time that I am appearing for such exams in our district. It is very sad to know that most of the exam results are predetermined.

From the past record I have experience that:

1. Entire seat belongs to the Elected Leader. Everyone knows it. So the opposition can take it easy.

2. If the paper is set by someone from Siang district itself, then there is no surprise that you will find his son’s and daughter’s scoring above 90%.

3. Those 5-6 inches smart phones have always been a source of answer bag to the candidate.

It is a kind request to conduct the exam for the value of the exam. We being from a poor family do not have any political power or money to buy ourselves a seat. If  you feel that this whole idea of this letter doesn’t make any sense then please  do a check on all the previous recruitment to get a glimpse of what I am trying to convey.

This is the voice of not just one candidate but the voice of 95% of the candidates.

This may be our one last hope.


A Candidate





An open letter to CM

Dear Editor,

Through your esteem column, I would like to draw the attention of Chief Minister, Arunachal Pradesh.

The way WRD Department has recruited Junior Engineers (Civil) whose examination was conducted on 13th & 14th August’ 2016, involves corruption, manipulation, favouritism & nepotism.

The deserving candidates were thrown out of the merit list like a thrash of garbage and undeserved or unworthy candidates were put on merit list by manipulation, favouritism and nepotism.

I would also like to inform you that SP SIC Vide a case No. SIC (VIG) PS Enquiry No. 41/2016, Dated 30-01-2017 seized all the documents including answer sheets, certified marks related to the examination. It’s been almost 6 months now but still SIC has made no progress.

Your dream of corruption free Arunachal is appreciable and not only I, but many people support it.

I, as an aspirant, don’t want this case to be swept under the rug.

So, I urge you to have look into the matter and take necessary action please so that the deserving candidates be appointed. If you really want to make corruption free Arunachal, then please begin with WRD Department by punishing the officials involved in the recruitment process.

As the guardian of the state, we have complete faith that you would deliver the solicited justice to the deserving candidates.


A deserving candidate





Wear name tags

Dear Editor,

I would like to request the state police as well as central forces to wear name tag while on duty.  Many law keepers doesn't like when we ask them their names.

I request all to wear name tags as provided.


A student




Not fair

Dear Editor,

I would like to draw the attention of State Project Director, SSA Rajya Mission, Itanagar that the written examination for the post of Accountant which was conducted on July 23 at Govt Higher Secondary School, Kankar Nallah, Naharlagun was not fair.

 In Room No one, a guy entered almost 13- 17 minutes late at exam hall and used a cell phone. When the examiner told him that the cell phones are not allowed, he ignored it.

    It was clearly mentioned that no candidates, who are late would be allowed entry to exam hall and there was restriction on cell phones and other electronic gadget.

Why did the examiner allowed him inside the exam hall?








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