ITANAGAR, June 10: The rank and file of Bassar Block Congress Committee along with
its all frontal wings and general people of Basar constituency deeply mourned the
death of active party worker Kanya Gadi who died at Vallore due to ailment on June
Late Gadi was an active, sincere and dedicated Congress worker and was the president
of Sub- Block Congress Committee, Tirbin. He was elected as ASM in 2003, an active
social worker and member of District Demand Action Committee Basar. The vacuum created
will be difficult to fulfill, the Block Congress said.
The members conveyed deep sense of condolence to bereaved family and prayed for
eternal peace of departed soul.
ITANAGAR, June 10: All Raga Area Students’ Union (ARASU) has questioned the process
by which the Block Coordinators and District Coordinators under Shakshar Bharat Programme
were appointed in Raga Block.
Alleging that interview for both the posts of District and Block Coordinators in
Raga Block were conducted in name sake without giving proper advertisement, ARASU,
in its letter to Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner cum CEO, ZLSS said that three
out of four persons appointed in the posts were ‘outsiders,’ which has deprived
the local unemployed youth of Raga area.
While giving an ultimatum of 15 days to cancel the appointment of the three ‘outsiders’,
ARASU demanded for re-conduction of the interview by giving fresh advertisement
against the posts.
ITANAGAR, June 10: Lellung and Niloba Development Committee, East Kameng District
has been formed today with Naptung Kholie and Deli Welly as its chairman and general
AACWA demands adequate security
ITANAGAR: Expressing serious concern over the recent Nirjuli incident in which a
pistol and suspected hand grenade were found from the RTI activist and Sango Lomte
Foundation chairman Payi Gyadi’s car, All Arunachal Contractors Welfare Association
claimed that it was a clear criminal conspiracy perpetrated to eliminate Gyadi for
raising voice against corruption and illegal appointments in Govt departments.
Describing the incident unfortunate, Association demanded adequate security to the
RTI activist and arrest of culprits behind the incident soon.
The Association further said that such kind of incident happen in capital due to
deteriorating law and order situation. It demanded the authority to deploy adequate
security forces to improve the law and order.
‘Initiate steps to activate Rina Hydel’
ITANAGAR: Action Committee on Electricity Pasighat appealed to the concerned authority
to initiate immediate steps to operate Rina Micro Hydel to its actual capacity.
Earlier, the committee had proposed to the authority to connect Rina Hydel to Pasighat
for better power supply.
It however informed that “despite their repeated appeals, the Rina hydel could not
be materialized till today to mitigate the acute shortage of power supply in the
A copy of the memorandum has also been submitted to Chief Minister and Power Minister
seeking their immediate interventions.
Mra, Tine and Anshu deserves more
Govt assure incentives for sportsperson and gave a rousing reception to Tine & Anshu.
Mr Mra,Tine & Anshu should be given the rank of DSP in APP. Mary Kom,Great Khali
etc are given the rank of DSP in their respective states, Mr Dingkho Singh is given
the rank of Captain. Kapil Dev & Sachin Tendulkar are ambassador's of Territorial
army & Indian Air force as Lt. colonel & Squadron leader respectively. Nothing more
nothing less than a rank of DSP in the APP for the three Everester's of Arunachal
Pradesh. Let the three be the ambassador's of our state Police. Assurances & incentives
from the Govt is not enough.
Dr Samson Borang
Don’t hide posts, give it to APPSC
I would like to appeal from deepest core of my heart to the people's first govt.
of Arunachal Pradesh, Civil society, students organization and conscious citizens
of this land of Khushi-Murjhi to at least raise a voice against various departments
who does not recommend vacant post (Grade A and Grade B) to State Public Service
Commission for fair and unbiased selection of candidate. There are instance where
Grade A and B officers post are being illegally appointed by various department by
the means of '' walk- in- interview'' or ''contractual appointment system''. Thus,
no candidate have faith, except those who belongs to elites groups in the deptt.
concerned for the fair recruitment of the officer level post. Thousands of aspiring
candidate have some faith left on the lone State Public Service Commission for free
and fair selection of candidate. Therefore, seeing the less nos. of post being advertised
recently by APPSC throws a light on the intention of the various deptt. who despite
post being lying vacant choose not give the APPSC. So that, the post can be appointed
illegally to the kith's and kin’s of the elite society.
Therefore, I on the behalf of thousands of aspiring candidate would like to appeal
govt. of Arunachal Pradesh under the leadership of Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin to
please ensure that every deptt must recommend the vacant post to APPSC for selection
of right and suitable candidate who could help in shaping our state's future. And
special appeal to civil society and students union to help in ensuring the post to
be recommend in this APPSC examination by putting pressure to the concerned dept,
who are adamant not give the post to APPSC.
Send Baba Ramdev to London Olympics
India is sure to get a gold medal at coming London Olympics if we send Baba Ramdev
to participate in long jump. He must have covered about 8 feet while jumping down
from dais in Ram Leela ground Delhi. This in spite the fact that he has been fasting
for the last two days. Oh ! what a jump. Long live Yoga Guru.
Naharlagun, (on email)
No such post
This is in response to a mail published in Readers Forum on 9th June. I on behalf
of Department of IT and E-Governance would like to inform you that there is no post
of computer-cum-operator in the department. The post which was advertised was of
As such I would request the candidate not to publish any such baseless information.
A lesson to be learnt from others
While going through the news, published on 7th June, 'Promoters disappointed with
tourism infrastructure' I felt that it was really an eye opener for the Tourism department.
As rightly indicated by the team of Kolkota based Tourism promoters, the basic problem
of tourism sector needs to be modified. I too believe that the main problem lies
in the infrastructure where most of the accommodation facilities does not provide
or meet the basic standard and most of accommodation facilities are being controlled
by Government bodies whereas involvement of local entrepreneurs are required to build
tourist lodges, home stay accommodation without damaging the nature and local environment.
Our state is naturally a gifted state with vast accumulation of flora and fauna,
beautiful mountains and rivers, different types of culture and beautiful places having
archeological significance. To sum up our state's potential to become tourism land
cannot be defined until one visit and explores it fully. Such is the vastness of
the beauty of our state that one has to come again and again to give the final verdict
'how beautiful is our state 'Arunachal Pradesh'.
Our govt. must know that with the natural potential alone we cannot dream of becoming
a perfect tourism state. Govt must need to learn some lesson from the other tourism
state in northeast like Meghalaya and Sikkim .
Shillong is not just called the 'Scotland of East' because of its natural potentiality
but because of its people's and governments efforts to preserve and maintain the
natural beauty. In Shillong almost all the tourist sites are owned and maintained
by the local entrepreneurs.
Hope our government and the tourism department will learn from the drawbacks submitted
in the reports by the Kolkata based tourism promoters and rectify it soon to make
‘Arunachal Pradesh’ a true paradise for visitors.
Itanagar, (on email)
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
P/Pare and Lakhimpur to maintain status quo till the final verdict of the Boundary
ITANAGAR, June 10: A meeting on Inter State border issues in between D.C Lakhimpur
and Papum Pare, Capital Complex was held at Naharlagun today.
In the meeting issues relating to land allotment to BRTF at Gorubandha, newly constructed
Check gate at Gumto, problems at Denka and Bogoli under Doimukh Circle, Lora, Kimin
and Kakoi villages and other issues related to crime and forest were discussed.
In the meeting the house unanimously decided to keep the camaraderie between the
two districts and maintain status quo till the final verdict of the Boundary Commission.
The house decided to conduct a joint inspection to study boundary disputes at Bogoli-Denka,
Lora, Kimin and Kakoi areas by the DCs, SPs, officers and Forest officials of both
In the matter of boundary demarcation for the land allotted to BRTF at Gorunbandha,
DC Lakhimpur sought more time to study the situation and assured that the problem
shall be resolved immediately in close consultation with DC Capital,Itanagar and
DFO Lakhimpur was requested to show leniency to the local people of Denka,Bogoli,Lora
and Kakoi on purely humanitarian grounds taking into account the fact the people
living along these stretches deserve the fruits of development and other basic amenities
too. He was requested to liaise with the local administrative officers while carrying
out anti-poaching and anti-timber smuggling operations along the areas.
DFO Banderdewa and Lakhimpur agreed to conduct regular patrolling in the border areas
to control illegal encroachment, cutting of trees, jungle clearance, hunting, poaching.
Both the SPs agreed to make efforts to control crimes in the border areas.
Former Director [Border Affairs] Rajeev Takuk presented the present status of the
boundary issues in the meeting. North Lakhimpur district was represented in the meeting
by D.C Lakhimpur Dr. A.U.Choudhury, S.P D. Neitham, DFO C.K. Bora, C.O Narayanpur
P.K. Deka, RO Harmuti and Dy.SP.
From Arunachal side, D.C Papum Pare Pige Ligu, D.C Capital Complex Pawan Kumar Sain,
former Director [Border Affairs]Rajeev Takuk, S.P. Papum Pare Nabam Gungte, S.P.
Capital Complex Chukhu Apa, , EE GREF L.N. Mishra, ADC Capital B. Basar, DFO Banderdewa
Tasso Sira, , EAC Kimin S. Lowang, EAC Doimukh N. Bengia, CO Border Affairs Dr. Olik
Taring, ADM Capital Talo Potom, LRSO, Yupia Techi Hitler, LRSO Capital Takam Titus,
and CO Banderdewa Sibo Pasing attended.
Officials will meet again within a period of one month to discuss border issues which
will be hosted by Lakhimpur. It was also decided that such type of DC level meeting
shall be conducted bi-monthly.
Journey to Luguthang
TAWANG, June 10: As they prepare for religious rituals on June 17 in memory of Late
Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu with the passage of 49 days, family members and well
wishers journeyed to the crash site at Luguthang on June 7-9th where the Pawan Hans
chopper went down with Khandu and four others on board on April 30 last.
After failed attempts by the Sukhoi and ISRO, it was the villagers of Luguthang who
finally traced the debris of the missing chopper and mortal remains of the Late Chief
Minister and four others on 4th May.
The team led by Tsering Tashi, the second son of Late Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu
extended their gratitude to the villagers of Luguthang for materializing the search
While paying tribute to his father, Tashi conducted religious rituals in crash site.
It was decided to construct a memory Stupa at the exact spot where the body of Late
Chief Minister was found. During his visit, Circle Officer Thingbu, a medical team
along with Panchayat leaders and Public leaders of Jang also accompanied Tashi.
He distributed medicines, food items to the villagers and also provided financial
assistance to those living below the poverty line.
Tawang copter crash toll reaches 19
Guwahati,: Nearly two months after a near-fatal helicopter crash in Tawang, Karishma
Patni Sarawgi died last night, taking the toll in the accident to 19.
Twenty-six-year-old Karishma, who had lost her husband in the crash, was undergoing
treatment at a private hospital in Mumbai after being air-lifted to the metropolis
a day after the crash.
Her family informed that she was showing signs of improvement, though her condition
again started to deteriorate in the last ten days.
She succumbed to burn injuries last night.
Her mortal remains were being flown to her hometown Guwahati for the last rites.
Karishma and her husband Amit Sarawgi had left their one-year-old son at home in
At least 17 people were killed when a Pawan Hans helicopter crashed in Tawang minutes
before landing on April 19.
Six people were injured in the crash, of whom two, including Karishma, succumbed
World record holder Anshu back home
BOMDILA, June 10: Conquering the highest peak twice within a span of ten days and
creating a world record, Anshu Jamsenpa a mother of two have gained more than just
medals, certificates and financial incentives. She has won the heart of lacs of
people and their admiration and respect. She has proved that clear vision of one’s
goal, commitment, steadfastness, sheer determination, endurance and support of the
family & friends can make things happen and make mountains move. After the hectic
schedules of felicitations, press conferences, interviews and meetings with the who’s
who of the north-east right after descending from Everest, Anshu finally is back
– to her home and hearth. She along with her husband and two daughters was accorded
a warm and rousing reception here today at Buddha Peace Park by the local Legislator
cum Parliamentary Secretary RT Khunjuju, DC Rinchin Tashi, HODs, Public leaders,
staff and general public of Bomdila.
Sharing her experience, she narrated her ordeal in course of her conquest of the
highest peak of the world and acknowledged the good wishes & prayers of hundred and
thousands of people which paved the way for her success and safe return and the
financial support extended by Lt. Dorjee Khandu former CM and R.T. Khunjuju, the
local Legislator who presently is the Parliamentary Secretary for Sports & Youth
Affairs. Interacting with the people and on the issue of women empowerment, Anshu
said that time have changed. Women need to have a clear concept of one’s goal and
be fully committed. The understanding, support and guidance of the husband and family
members play a vital role, she added.
Parliamentary Secretary for Sports & Youth Affairs who also happens to be the local
MLA while congratulating Anshu divulged on initiating Adventure Sports policy within
a short period in order to bring out more Anshus & Tines from the state. Also, he
assured to pave way for the official recognization and felicitations of both the
Everester by the state government and the department concerned in due course of time.
DC Rinchin Tashi terming conquest of Mt. Everest and creating a world record as rarest
of rare and a matter of pride and honor for the people of the district called upon
the youths to emulate the way shown by Anshu. He also congratulated Tine Mena of
Etalin, Dibang Valley, for being the first lady Everester from North East region
and the first Indian Everester of the year 2011. (DIPRO)
ATNS adds, All Hrusso (AKA) Students’ Union felicitated Everester Anshu Jamsenpa
at Bhalukpong circuit House on May 8 last.
On the occasion, Anshu shared her mountaineering experiences and advised the younger
generation to follow her foot step.
All Arunachal Pradesh Mountaineering and Adventure Sports Association President,
EAC Bhalukpong R Raksap and ARSU members also spoke on the occasion.
The programme was attended by members of All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation
and All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union of the district.
FCI committee to visit Siang districts to take account of PDS
ITANAGAR, June 10: The Members of Consultative Committee, Food Corporation of India
(FCI) for Arunachal Pradesh is scheduled to visit East Siang and Upper Siang from
June 12-16. The FCI Consultative Committee Members Anok Wangsa, Nabam Jollow , Tacho
Kabak, Nima Sange and Karto Kaye will hold meetings with DCs, DSOs, FCI Officials,
matter pertaining to various PDS problems in the districts during the tour.
The main objectives of the tour are to ensure effective implementation of PDS including
BPL, APL, AAY at various locations, maintaining satisfactory level of operational
and buffer stocks of food grains, to make food grains available at reasonable prices,
particularly to vulnerable section of the society.
The members will also inspect FCI godown and base depot at North Lakhimpur, Dhemaji
Tirap students call 48 hours bandh
ITANAGAR, June 10: All Tirap District Students’ Union (ATSU) has unanimously decided
to call for 48 hrs Tirap District Bandh on June 22-23 in protest against failure
by the district administration and Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh in restoring peace
and normalcy in the District following factional classes.
The funds allotted under various schemes by the Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh and Centre
is being squandered away in an illegitimate way on the pretext of being disturbed
area, the union alleged while adding that the high absenteeism of officials and Head
of Department is causing untold misery to the public.
Hukanjuri to Joypur road is in its most miserable conditions causing transportation
and communication problem and hindering commercial and business perspective of the
development, the Union said adding that neither Assam nor Arunachal Govt. is taking
initiative to improve the condition.
Efforts on to restore Deopani Micro hydel
ROING, June 10: Efforts are being made by the department of Hydro Power, Roing to
restore the Deopani Micro Hydel Phase – II. The Micro Hydel has been non-functional
since January 2010 last due to mechanical defects in Australian made computerized
machine as the accessories were not easily accessible for carrying out repair and
maintenance,. The govt. has recently decided to change the Australian made machine
to Indian model considering the recurring defects found in the foreign made machine.
For renovation and modernization of Deopani Phase – II computerized machine and replacement
of governing system has been entrusted to a Govt. of India Undertaking, Biecco Lawrie
Ltd, Kolkata by the state govt informed A L Yadav, AE (Hydro Power E&M).
He further informed that man power from Hydro Power and PHED departments are pulled
in to clear the siltation at forbay tanks and channels which may take more than a
month if weather permits. Narrating the woes of the Deopani Micro-Hydel, he said
that washing away of intake point and siltation of channels and tanks are the recurring
problems coupled with paucity of resources to run the Deopani Micro Hydel smoothly.
EAC cum incharge Deputy Commissioner M. Pertin today inspected the restoration work
at forbay tank near Deopani phase I. DIPRO
Outreach health camp by Changlang
mobile medical unit
ITANAGAR, June 10: The District Health Society, Changlang Organised outreach health
camps at Longman village under Jairampur circle on June 3 and on June 4 at Lumphang
village under Nampong circle.
Adjoining villages Chamro and Hungkap in Jairampur and New putok and Lungtang in
Nampong circle availed the services of the outreach camp. At Longman village, 178
persons and at Lumphang, 82 persons were benefited from health checkups. Medicines,
immunization for both mothers and children, blood samples for malaria test were also
conducted. The villagers were also provided Ultra Sonography services which was made
possible by carrying the generator and the Ultra Sonography machine to the villages
with much effort. A total of 17 patients in Longman and 15 patients in Lungpang underwent
the ultra sound test at their doorsteps.
During the health camp BCC/IEC activities for maternal health with emphasis on exclusive
breastfeeding, hospital delivery, counselling to increase ANC coverage was also
organized. The Village Headman of Longman C.N.Longri and ZPM, Jairampur Joyo Longri,
Ex GB, Lungtang K. Mossang provided ample support for successful conduction of the
health camps at their respective villages. The ASHAs of these respective villages
worked equally hard in successful conduction of the camp.
A review meeting cum workshop of the district health society, Changlang was also
organized on June 6. The meeting was convened to help the M.O i/c in proper implementation
of the NRHM programme in their respective blocks. The issues like JSY, RKS, VHSC,VHND,
ASHA recruitment and training, referral transport, different directives from the
state health directorate etc were widely discussed.
Dr. Pramatesh De, DMO,Changlang. Dr. Parthasarathy Dutta, DRCHO and Munrey Khimhun
DAM conducted the meeting and provided guidelines in preparation of the various financial
statements and record maintenance.
The mobile medical unit (MMU) comprised of Dr. Pramatesh De, DMO, Changlang, Dr.
Parthasarthy Dutta, DRCHO, Changlang, Gomar Basar, DPM, Dr. P. Sonowal, M.O I/C Jairampur,
Dr.Y.Techi,Dental surgeon, Jairampur CHC, Dr.K. Khomrang M.O I/C Nampong and other
staff members like Staff Nurses,ANMs, DHV, PWW, Health assistants, EPI, NA, RFW,
from both the health centres.
NCP hits out at govt failure to
maintain state Capital
13th foundation Day
ITANAGAR, June 10: The Arunachal Pradesh unit of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)
observed its 13th Foundation Day at Doimukh. To mark the foundation day, the State
Office bearers and Nationalist Youth Congress (NYC), Nationalist Mahila Congress
(NMC), Nationalist Student Congress (NSC) carried out tree plantation program at
various government offices at Doimukh Township.
While referring to the Karla National Conclave, Ngurang Pinch state president, NCP
spoke profoundly on the programme of Education, Health, Food Security and employment
for action, consolidation and side by side expansion of NCP in the state.
“Right at this moment the overall situation of our state capital is compelling me
to say that the state government is an living example of utter failure in respect
of maintaining and developing a state capital worth its name. Every day we are confronted
with problems created by lack of sanitation, unplanned construction, poor road condition
particularly of the arterial roads from different sectors, poor market place atmosphere
and many more. These clearly show that the tall promises of the government have fallen
miserably short of the expectations of the people living in the capital towns Itanagar-Naharlagun-Nirjuli-Doimukh
and its periphery” he said.
MLA and NCP legislature leader Ralom Borang who was Chief Guest at the Foundation
Day urged his MLA colleagues and the party leaders to strengthen the party at grassroots
level by carrying out membership drive. Techi Kaso, who is also NCP MLA representing13th
Itanagar Assembly Constituency, urged the grass root cadres to render better services
while executing party activities. The better and healthier image of a party depends
on the good services of the party workers, he said.
The MLA further said he will not defect to other political party as witnessed by
the party earlier. He further highlighted the various developmental schemes carried
out at Itanagar under his guidance during his two year tenure as MLA and informed
that he had submitted the Government many developmental schemes which include 7 flyover
projects for Itanagar and Naharlagun to evade traffic problems. Regarding Greenfield
Airport at Karsingsa, Itanagar, he strongly urged the government to do such a job
so that it can start the construction at the earliest.
Later the Party adopted this resolution to pressurize the state and Central government
for early start of the Construction of Green field Airport project at original site
where former Union Home Minister, Sivraj Patil inaugurated.
Former Minister Kahfa Bengia said that there is an urgent need of mass publicity
in all level about the ideology of NCP in the state. He also appealed to the MLAs
and state level functionaries to strengthen the party at booth level.
A social service for construction of Link road connecting to NH52A involving State
Office Bearers and all the NCP MLAs will be conducted at Karsingsa on June 17 to
mark the week long programme of 13th Foundation Day of NCP.
Meanwhile, Ngurang Pinch State President NCP has revoked the suspension orders of
Tsering Naksang Chairman, Monitoring committee on Hydro-power, PDS, UDP &RD and Kaling
Jerang, Chairman RTI cell.
The State President has appointed Ige Ete as the District President of NCP of West
Other speaker included Tad Tana, Karto Kaye Vice Presidents, Ige Ete, Taba Tagam.
Shanti Deva Vidyalaya, Blue Pine Residential English School excels
BOMDILA, June 10: Shanti Deva Vidyalaya, Upper Gonpa Bomdila, established under the
aegis of the Buddhist Culture Preservation Society in 1997 with an objective to provide
free and man-making education to the orphans and the children of the Below Poverty
Line families have, besides acclaimed for its various socio-cultural activities,
excelled in it’s academic pursuit this year. Of the total 14 that appeared in the
AISSE 2010-11, 13 students secured first division and 01 placed in the second. Lobsang
Gyatso with 98% secured the highest, reports DIPRO.
When the much awaited Class X CBSE Results were declared, it was the students of
Blue Pine Residential English School (BPRES) topped the list in Ziro Valley. This
is not a new phenomenon as BPRES had been at the top for the last five successive
Out of the total 24 students who appeared in the 2011 CBSE Class X Examination, 5
students – Nani Ruja, Tapi Payang, Kuru Munya, Khyoda Meema and Tailyang Mopi – scored
A1 in all subjects. The CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) of 14 students is more
than 9 and 4 students is 8.
The success story of BPRES does not end only with the CBSE Results. Five of its students
got selected in the NERIST Entrance Examination 2011. (Nani Ruja (PRC- III Rank),
Kuru Munya (PRC – XI Rank), Tapi Rimu (PRC XIII Rank), Tapi Payang (ST – IV Rank),
Khyoda Meema (ST – VIII Rank) Further two of its students Nani Ruja and Tapi Payang
were the I and IV Rank holders respectively in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)
Forum condole death of GPM & student
ITANAGAR, June 10: Dari Area Agri- Horti Farmers’ Forum (DAAHFF) along with senior
citizens of Dari area in West Siang district condoled the death of Dari-II GPM Bommar
Riba and Mari Doye, a class X students of Govt Sec. School Dari who died in a road
accident in between Ego camp and Rilu village under Dari circle on June 2.
The driver of the truck which killed Riba and Doye fled the spot after the accident.
Police later apprehended the driver at Likabali check gate.
In a condolence meeting held here today at Naharlagun, the Forum prayed to the Almighty
for enough strength to the bereaved families to bear the irreparable loss and for
heavenly abode of departed souls.
Forum also demanded adequate compensation and financial assistance to the relatives
of the deceased.