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Plea for APST bus service

ITANAGAR, June 14: All Libo Bokar Ramo Students’ Union (ALBRSU) in a representation to the Station Superintendent of Arunachal Pradesh State Transport (APST) West Siang district has pleaded for immediate resumption of bus services from district HQ Aalo to Mechukha and vice-versa.

Union said that due to non-plying of bus services, the common people of area were facing numerous hardships in transportation as fare of private run vehicles are very high. It further added that due to lack of proper communication system in the area number of visiting tourist inflow in Mechukha Sib-Division has also tremendously declined in recent past.

Meanwhile, it strongly urged the APST authority to immediately resume the bus services keeping in view the problem being faced by the common people of area, claimed a release.


Forum sought intervention of higher authority

ITANAGAR, June 14: Dumporijo Gusar and Baririjo Collegian Forum, Upper Subansiri District in a release alleged that the ongoing tender work carried out by the concerned contractor between Hali to Dumporijo road is not upto the expectation of the people as the materials used for the construction of culvert and drainage system are of low quality.

It further said that instead of using boulder and sand gravel only sand and mud are being used for soiling purposes and there were no new culverts in place.

The forum appealing the higher authority to look into the matter seriously further informed that the road was supposed to be completed by March 2011 but till today half of the work is still pending.


Bal Vikash Kendra

ITANAGAR, Jun 14:  Arunachal Vikash Parishad Itanagar Mahila Samiti led by its general secretary Yamek Mize Taggu is contemplating to establish Bal Vikash Kendras in every sector in Itanagar.

The main motto of establishing such Kendras will be to mould the children to become ideal citizens, Itanagar Mahila Samiti in a release said.

A two days training of teachers for the kendras was conducted on Sunday last. Teachings will be held on every Sunday in Mandirs of the respective sectors. For Sector ‘P’, it  will  commence on June 19.


Kishan Gosthi at Deomali

ITANAGAR, June 14: A Kishan Gosthi was organized by Namsung Block Technology Team (BTT) under Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA), Tirap at Mopaya village today. 75 farmers have attended the Gosthi which was chaired by the Sub-Divisional Officer, Deomali G. Singpho. In his address, Singpho appealed the farmers to come forward to adopt scientific agriculture and avail technical and other logistic support from the concerned departments. He also advised the  govt. officials to be prompt in rendering extension and technological support in farmers field. An informal experience sharing and question answer session was conducted where the farmers raised their queries which were answered by the concerned specialist present.

An on farm testing (OFT) on ‘ Custom Hiring Centre’ was also discussed and finalized to be started at Mopaya in the current season under KVK, Tirap (Agril. Extension discipline).  From BTT side the Gosthi was attended by I. P. Verma, ADO, Dr. (Mrs.) J. Phukan, VO, N. Ronrang, HDO, Dr. N. Kumar, Programme Coordinator, Simanta Kr. Kalita, SMS (Agronomy) and Pranabjit Phukan, SMS (Agril. Extension), KVK, Tirap. The ADO, Deomali welcome all the govt. officials and farmers.


Union demand subject teachers

ITANAGAR, June 14: All Sagalee Students’ Union while demanding the education department for early posting of science senior teacher at government higher secondary school, Sagalee said that due to lack of science teacher, the students of the school are facing tremendous problems.

The union claimed that the government had notified for establishment of science stream at government secondary school, Sagalee in 2001-02, but till date, no science teacher have been posted to the school.

It appealed to the department concerned to post Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics senior teachers besides Lab assistant and lab attendant and also to float advertisement for recruitment of science teachers before the beginning of new academic session.



ITANAGAR, June 14: Pani Tapo and Bengia Chadap have been appointed as president and general secretary of All Kurung Kumey Youth Organization for smooth functioning.


Peace committee meet

ITANAGAR: Dhemaji-West Siang District Joint Committee for Inter-State Peaceful Co-existence has convened a meeting at Ego camp, Dari circle to find a peaceful solution to the incident involving killing of two persons by a speeding truck on June 2 last.

To facilitate the meeting, the Dari Welfare Society has temporarily lifted its ban on entry of trucks from Dhemaji to West Siang with immediate effect.


Apathy resented

ITANAGAR:  Boh-Aao Welfare Society (BAWS) in a release alleged that the power developers engaged in the development of hydel projects in Mechuka sub division were not taking any initiative/step for the welfare of the local people.

While expressing its strong resentment over the apathy shown to the people by those power developers, BAWS, in a meeting, demanded the authorities concerned not to make compensation payment to public/land donors on installment basis as it always creates unnecessary problems. If necessary, a written agreement between public/land donors, power developers and government should be made, the meeting resolved. Further, land acquisition should be done in accordance with law, the meeting observed.

Awarding contract works, job and other business opportunities to local qualified  candidates/people  at project site were some other demands of the society.


Tadadege will have road connection soon

ITANAGAR: The 19 km long road from Manigong to Tadadege, West Siang District will be open for traffic soon, said a release issued from Border Roads Task Force.


News Impact

Questionable appointments

Dear Editor,

Apropos regarding the recent news item by All Raga Area Students Union published in your daily, my humble request to the Deputy Commissioner of Ziro is to verify the authenticity of all the Senior/Junior Preraks appointed by the ZPMs of Raga, Komporijo and Dollungmukh block on Kushi-Kushi Basis without consulting the grassroots leaders. Most of the candidates appointed are school or college going children. How will they serve in the interior places?

I think the Saakshar Bharat program is bound to fail in the Raga block if the educational certificates of those selected candidates are not verified to locate false documents. Many genuine candidates who are  based in the village have been deprived as a result just because they are not the Chamchas of these 'Maha-Chamchas'. I may file a PIL if nothing is done to rectify the matter.


H.Peter, (on email)



Did I say modern?

Dear Editor,

The land of rising sun is endowed with rich culture and heritage. In recent years as it is progressing with modern era its losing its cultural identity. Many of the Arunachalees are adapting modern culture, neglecting their own.

Today, ask a child to recite a poem or sing a song in his or her language, there would be very few who would. We might feel skeptical about it, but this is the present scenario in Arunachal.

Even many of the parents feel that it is better that their child learn English or Hindi as it makes one more modern. Did I say modern? In truth it makes them dilapidated.

As quoted by great Swami Vivekananda - 'A lost in ones culture is loss in ones identity'. The day is not far when this loss in culture will lead to loss in our identity.

I do hope every Arunachalee will remember this message and take up the responsibility to uplift and encourage ones culture.


Kamin lego, Roing



Where our liberal ideas are taking us?

Dear Editor,

The present generation of 21st century Arunachali youth are unbounded by all ancient conservative views and hoaxes on intersex relationships. They are more bold and independent towards such relationships in their life. Today the teenagers of schools and colleges openly indulge in living relationships and it has become a fashion and style statement for them. But the truth is that only the quantity of such relationships has increased the true value of love and affection in such relationships has been lost. The frequent mms scandals, increased number of teenage abortions, teenage suicides, and violence during relationships speak it all, where our liberal ideas are taking us to? What I feel the most important question is that “are our young teenagers really mature enough for relationships??”  The credit for the evolution of this article in my mind goes to the following incident I witnessed last evening with my friend.

Last evening I was out with my friend for a walk near the Pasighat general ground. I saw a young couple aged not more than 19-20 years quarrelling near the roadside. After a while the girl walked towards the ground and sat there, she looked quite annoyed. The guy followed her and suddenly jumped off his bike and started to blow punches and kicks to the girl on her face. The people around including me and my friend were shocked by the brutality of the assault. The girl was down and was weeping. After a while he dragged the girl on his bike and to my utter surprise she went away with the same guy. I was standing about less than 100m away watching the scene helplessly. The only reason I hold myself back from interfering in the situation was the recent incident when my friend was beaten up trying to interfere in a similar situation. When the police got involved he was surprised and shattered with dismay when the girl denied to have been violently assaulted, and further said it was their personal matter and also that she never called for help.

This is not the story of my town Pasighat alone this is the story of every town of Arunachal. Today the public places of many towns of Arunachal have turned into a hub for such shameless couples who settle their so called personal disputes with inhuman scenes of violence and probably expect the people around to watch helplessly with sheer feeling of disgust and guilt.

What I feel is that no one is to be blamed or everyone is to be blamed. Such incidents reflect the immaturity of our present generation youth. The globalization, modernization  era in our state has benefited mostly the youth section and also did exploit it the most. Technological advancements has opened the window of the west in front of us and  to the worst of it  we have adopted and engraved ourselves so much in the western trends of lifestyle that we really shouldn’t be surprised with these consequences we are facing as they are expected. Teenage sections probably are the most influenced and the worst sufferers.

We youths are the future branches of the tree named Arunachal, and how can we expect the tree to be strong when we are borrowing the roots from others. And about the teenage relationship mania in our Arunachal,  I really want to advice my fellow youths , before you start and give yourself in a relationship ask yourself, “ am I old and matured enough for  it??”  Maybe this simple question can help to save our life and our society from ruining.      


Nguli Dabi,

Pasighat, (on email)






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Following news report, MLA and district admin take action

ITANAGAR, June 14: After this daily exposed the glaring example of wastage of public money and how the Govt properties are left unused, the local MLA Nabam Rebia, who is also  Govt spokesperson and Parliamentary Secretary, industries today visited the newly constructed official bungalow of the Papum Pare district and directed the DC to shift immediately to new bungalow.

He was accompanied by the Papum Pare DC, SP and PHED executive engineer and host of other officers during his visit.

While interacting with the officers, Rebia further stressed on renovation of the bungalow immediately which was damaged by the miscreants.

 The Papum Pare DC Pige Ligu on his part clarified that he was very much willing to shift to new bungalow, but could not do so due to non-availability of water supply connection. However, PHED EE assured the MLA to provide water supply to DC’s bungalow at the earliest  and further informed that water supply works in Yupia township are being carried out in war footing.

The MLA appealed to the civil society to cooperate with the Govt and district administration in its efforts  to make Yupia a model district headquarter. He also appealed to the Govt officers and staff to protect Govt properties.


44th Dree Football Tourney

YCH, HSC enter quarters

ZIRO, Jun 14: Youngest Club Hari (YCH)  and Hari Sports Club (HSC) defeated their respective opponents Zeal Football Club and Dolo Mando Football Club in their last league matches and entered quarterfinals of the 44th Dree Football Tournament at Subansiri Stadium Hapoli today.

In the first match, Youngest Club Hari trounced Zeal Football Club 4-0 with two goals from Dusu Tabii in 4th and 34th minutes and one  goal each from Tasso Tai and Hage Lai in 37th & 73rd minutes respectively.

Padi Millo was declared ‘man of the match’.

In second match of the day, Hari Sports Club beat Dolo Mando Football Club by 2-0 goals to became the 7th team to enter quarterfinals.

Hage Tamo recorded the fastest goal of the tournament by scoring in 24 seconds from the kick off against MFC today. The second goal was scored by Hage Kemo in 28th minutes.

Hage Tamo was declared ‘man of the match.’

The last quarterfinalist will be decided from the match to be played between Bulla Tajang-XI and Puchi Putii Club tomorrow at 2.30 pm at Subansiri Stadium Hapoli.


Antony says no possibility of Kargil-like situation in Arunachal

NEW DELHI, June 14: Defence minister AK Antony on Tuesday discounted the possibility of Kargil-type operations in Arunachal Pradesh as apprehended by a minister of the state, saying the situation on the border was under constant monitoring and capabilities were being upgraded.

"Just as the other side (China) is increasing their capabilities in our part, our Army and Air Force are steadily increasing their capabilities. So we are confident of protecting our interest in any territory. At the moment the border is peaceful," he told reporters.

"We are closely monitoring the border situation. Our armed forces, especially Army, are constantly upgrading their capabilities in the eastern sector," he added.

Arunachal Pradesh's minister for finance and planning Kalikho Pul, during his meeting withPlanning Commission chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia, had reportedly cautioned the government against a Kargil-like situation in the state.



Hardcore criminals re-arrested at Seppa

Seppa, June 14: The East Kameng District Police team led by Dy.SP S. Singpho, SI P. Payang, SI (T) R.B. Shah and ASI (SB) K. Tao has arrested hardcore criminals Tagiong Yangfo and Akik Tungi in a raid from Chayang Tajo area in the wee hours of June 14. While Tagiong Yangfo is involved in five cases and Akik Tungi is involved in 3 cases that includes attempt to kidnap S.K. Nath, Project in-charge of Gammon India Ltd. Seppa.

In the intervening night of March 13-14, 2011 they escaped breaking the Judicial Lock up at Seppa.  Since then they went on terrorizing the people in the area, the SP Kime Aya informed. With the arrest of those criminals, a burning security issue in Seppa, Chayang Tajo and fear psychosis among the Gammon India workers and general public in East Kameng District has come to an end, the SP added.


World Blood Donors Day celebrated

ITANAGAR, June 14: Along with the rest of the World, Arunachal Pradesh today celebrated the World Blood Donors Day with the  theme – more blood, more life.  

The Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society (APSACS) in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh Doctors Association (APDA) organized a voluntary blood donation camp in the conference hall of director of health services, Naharlagun to mark the World Blood Donors Day. A good number of donors donated blood voluntarily during the camp.  

Sources informed that the awareness programmes on blood donation have also been organized in various health centres including district hospitals across the state. Such motivational programmes to bring awareness about the need of blood donation will continue for a month, sources further informed.  Health Minister Atum Welly has appealed  to the citizen  of the  state to take active part in the month-long campaign on blood donation. Last year altogether 25 number of voluntary blood donation camps were organized and a total of 518 units of blood collected.


ANSU calls for 10% reservation

for poor students

ITANAGAR, June 14: All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) has stated that poor students belonging to the Nyishi community is being deprived of taking admission in various schools in Nyishi dominated areas as the School managing committee and school administration show lots of formalities like high fee structure, high mark percentage, test and viva-voice in the name of interview to eliminate poor students to earn huge money from rich parents.

The Union demanded 10% reservation for poor Nyishi students in the various schools of Nyishi dominated areas including VKV, JNV, Kendra Vidyalaya and purely private schools which should be totally exempted from all formalities like high fee structure, Test and interview. The Union added that most of the land required for starting these schools was donated by ordinary villagers and if poor students do not get chance to study in these schools, it is crime against those students.  The Union urged the school managing committee and school administrative authority to implements the demand from coming academic season and also called on the State govt and Education Minister to look into the demand for greater interest of poor students and to uplift poor students in Nyishi dominated areas. The Union threatened to take action, if the demands were not met with.  


Dibang Valley takes stock of schools

and PM package

ANINI, June 14: The District Level Coordination and Monitoring Committee, Dibang Valley District was held to review the progress and implementation of centrally sponsored schemes including the Prime Minister’s package.

The meeting chaired by Abu Tayeng, Deputy Commissioner was attended by all the HoDs and administrative officers. All Departments presented their achievement of last financial year and projected their target of developmental activities for the current financial year. Referring to last year’s crisis due to monsoon, the Deputy Commissioner suggested for beforehand preparation. He also directed the DF &CSO to ensure stocking of rice and other essential commodities. Further the DMO was advised to create awareness amongst the public regarding various monsoon related diseases and also to keep sufficient stock of medicines.  In another meeting, held to review the education scenario and teachers absenteeism in the District, the Deputy Commissioner instructed all administrative Officer and VEC/SMC members to provide monthly reports regarding the functioning of their Schools. The meeting was attended by all VEC/SMC chairman, Officer of Education Deptt, Administrative Officers and representative of student bodies. The Deputy Commissioner informed the house that the District Administrative has decided to felicitate the District toppers of AISSE and AISSCE examination 2010-11 sessions. The student representative appreciated the Deputy Commissioner for his active participation in streamlining of District education system. (DIPRO)


Meeting question dissatisfactory implementation of SGSY

BOMDILA,June 14: In the Governing Body meeting chaired by the Zilla Parishad Chairperson L.Rikhong, DC cum CEO Rinchin Tashi, impressing on the need and essence of Rural Development programmes, lamented on the unsatisfactory implementation and progress of Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana ( SGSY ) in the district. The objective to generate self employment activities by venturing into viable economic activities through SGSY has failed to live up to the expectations for which all the stake holders are responsible, he said.

Though commendable job is being done under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MG-NREGA) in the district, the misuse of CGI sheets and duplicity in the names of the beneficiaries is a matter of concern which needs to be addressed collectively and sincerely, he added.

Underscoring the need for a collective effort by the stake holders for success of the various schemes, MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary RT Khunjuju reiterated the need and urgency for proper monitoring and follow-up actions. Keeping at bay the socio-political differences, the PRI members need to whole-heartedly work for the upliftment of the rural populace and development of the area, he added.

Earlier, MLA cum Chairman Arunachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board T N Thongdok and MLA Kumsi Sidisow highlighting the vital role played by the Rural Development Agency impressed on proper implementation of the poverty alleviation programmes, which in the long run, would bring the state at par with other developed states of the country. Suggesting for identification and development of Anchal forests in the district, Thongdok favored for adopting and popularizing horticultural activities in order to have a permanent source of sustenance. With a view to facilitate the rural poor with the benefits of the centrally sponsored schemes, MLA Kumsi urged the PRI members and the officers to go a step further for proper and timely implementation of the poverty alleviation programmes. Achievement of physical target is as important as achieving the financial target, he added.  In absence of the Member of Parliament who is the chairman of the District Level Vigilance & Monitoring Committee (DLV&MC), CEO cum Member Secretary DC Tashi chaired the meeting and called for the targets specified and achievements made so far to be screened and debated upon in the house. Project Director DRDA, SE (RWD), EE (PHED) and representative of the DD (ICDS) deliberated on the targets earmarked and the achievements made so far in their respective departments.

Earlier, the Draft Annual Action Plans under SGSY, MG-NREGA, IAY & Up gradation, IWMP, DRDA (Admin), SBP and CD Housing for the year 2011-12 were passed in Toto in the Governing Body meeting but with suggestions for lesser but more people oriented and viable schemes by MLA Thongdok and DC Tashi. Among others, all the ZPMs, Anchal Chairpersons, Branch Managers and members of the Governing Body and the DLV&MC were present in the meeting.


DASU places demands to BSNL

& power dept

ITANAGAR, June 14: The Dibang Adi Students' Union (DASU) has given seven days time to the BSNL authorities to rectify various problems facing the consumers in Dambuk area.

In an ultimatum to the General Manager (Telecom) office, Arunachal Pradesh the union, demanded 24 hrs BSNL mobile tower service of Dambuk, posting of regular staff at Dambuk exchange and re-establishment of landline service at Dambuk.

The union said that numerous appleas have been sent to the BSNL which has been ignored. While alleging that BSNL has come up with lame excuses every time demands were placed before it, the Union said that it would be left with no option but to agitate if the problems were not solved. The Union said that even though the power supply in the area is not regular, the authorities could take refuge in solar energy to mitigate the problems. The union also sought the attention of power department, Roing and demanded  un-interruption of eight(8) hours electricity supply in Dambuk.


DPD meeting held

PASIGHAT, June 14: A meeting on district level Panchayat developmental issues was held under the chairmanship of ADC-cum-DPDO at the DC's Conference Hall here yesterday.

The meeting was attended by the EAC Panchayat Starlie Jamoh, ZPC Yiai Dabi, Member Secretaries of all blocks, ZPMs and Anchal Chairpersons.

The DPDO SC Debnath while appreciating for active participations, sought cooperation to accelerate the implementation of rural development schemes for larger interest of the people of the district.

The government spends lakhs of rupees for development in panchayats and therefore Panchayat leaders and local administration have to deliver their best services to the society in improving the living standard and to promote socioeconomic development of the people of the district, Debnath added.

The house discussed various issues like appointment of computer operator and peon, construction of Cultural activities ground, report of IMPRC building, notification of Gram Panchayat Headquarter and constitution of VWSC. DIPRO