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Death of Cong worker mourned

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 3.  

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.


Union questions

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.


Committee formed

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 secretary respective.


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 area”.

A copy of the memorandum has also been submitted to Chief Minister and Power Minister seeking their immediate interventions.


News Impact


Mra, Tine and Anshu deserves more

Dear editor,

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

(on e-mail)



Don’t hide posts, give it to APPSC

Dear Editor,

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.


Aspiring Candidate

(on email)



Send Baba Ramdev to London Olympics

Dear Editor,

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

Dear Editor,

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 LDC-Cum-Computer Operator.

As such I would request the candidate not to publish any such baseless information.


Siko Gyamar



A lesson to be learnt from others

Dear Editor,

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.


Gomi Maro

Itanagar, (on email)







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P/Pare and Lakhimpur  to maintain status quo till the final verdict of the Boundary Commission

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 the districts.

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 CO Narayanpur.  

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 operation.

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 Guwahati.

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 later. UNI


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 & Pasighat.


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 Siang District.

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 years.

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) – 2011.


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.