June 30


News Impact


Ride for a cause

ITANAGAR, Jun 29: The Arunachal Bullet Club (ABC) has decided to organize a memorial ride during November next to pay tribute to those Indian Army, who made supreme sacrifice while defending the mother land during 1962 Indo-Sino battle at Walong, a small town in Anjaw district.

The mega ride christened “1962--2012 Golden Jubilee Tribute Ride,” would be flagged of from Itafort here and proceed to Kohima, Nagaland to attend the 3rd North East Riders Meet hosted by Nagaland Motorcycle Club. Thereafter, the members of the ABC along with other invited riders from across the country would further proceed to Walong via Tezu, Hayuliang, Hawai. The team would reach upto Dong, Kibitho and Kahoo, the last border village adjacent to China.

The ride also aims at promoting tourism in the state, ABC said in a release.


Panggeng takes stock of education scenario

ITANAGAR, Jun 29: The officers of higher and technical education department led by its director Dr Joram Begi in an interaction meeting with Parliamentary secretary,  Law and Education, J K Panggeng today briefed about the ongoing and future expansion programmes of the education department, particularly in the light of opening of more colleges and universities in the state. During the meeting, director of Elementary education B Yirang also explained the present scenario of the secondary and the  elementary education in the state, according to a release.


Association opposes Pawan Hans service

ITANAGAR, Jun 29: All Arunachal Contractors Welfare Association opposed reintroduction of Pawan Hans Helicopter service in the state.

It appealed to the state government to take up the matter seriously and allow only a competent and trustworthy company to operate in the state. The association  said that people of the state have already had a bitter experience with Pawan Hans which led to suspension of its services in the state.


Body found

ITANAGAR, Jun 29: The body of one Tunya Chiram was recovered yesterday early morning by the Itanagar Police between Itanagar and Naharlagun after they were alerted by a call.

City SP Hibu Tamang when contacted informed that a murder case has already been registered and investigation is on full swing. Post-mortem was carried out yesterday and the body have been handed over to the family.

Nyochi Ao Welfare Society has called on the City Police to nab those involved in the death of Tunya Chiram. In a letter to the Police Chief, the society called on the police to nab those involved at the earliest for the solace of the bereaved family members.


Sports cum cultural meet held

ITANAGAR, Jun 29: The sports cum cultural meet organized by All Nyishi Youth Association, Lower Subansiri Unit in memory of late Bini Jaipu from June 25-27 concluded at Hapoli.

In the closing day, Lower Subansiri District SP PN Khirmey and former ANYA President Taring Mama distributed prizes to the winners of sports and cultural events.

Dodo Welfare Society and Jara Youth Club grabbed the champion and runners up trophies in the boys volleyball competition while Khoda Dungneko Society and Sheep Society became champion and runners up in the girls volleyball competition.

In cultural events, Dullungmukh ZP Block and All Tei-Temer Welfare Society were adjudged as over all cultural champion and runners up respectively.


PMEGP exhibition

Seppa, Jun 29: The three days Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) exhibition ended here today. As many as 12 beneficiaries took part in the said exhibition.

One among the beneficiaries Migung Kamchi while thanking the State Govt. for the programme and sponsoring her Beauty Parlor at Seppa town informed that she is earning at an average of Rs 15, 000 per month. Informing that she is running her family with the earned money without any difficulty, she advised the co-beneficiaries to be sincere and hard-working in pursuing their business.

Pampoli ZPM Karo Rimo attended the valedictory function. DIPRO


Association seeks help from Agri dept

ITANAGAR, Jun 29:   All Papu Valley Youths Welfare Association (APVYWA) has written to district agriculture officer, East Kameng district drawing his attention towards problems faced by farming community of area.

 The Association informed that paddy seedling (Kathia) is getting destroyed due to unknown disease in the area. Furthermore, to add to the suffering of the villagers, some species of insects are eating up the seedlings preventing further growth.

Because of such problems people of area are feeling distraught, the letter said. It urged the authority to take urgent step in this regard.


Dustbins donated

ITANAGAR, Jun 29: With an aim to spread awareness on the need to maintain cleanliness all around,  the members of Halo Society donated 8 dustbins to the Capital Complex Dree Festival Committee (CCDFC) on the eve of the Dree festival celebration at Dree festival ground at Papunallah yesterday.


Senior citizen’s death mourned

ITANAGAR, Jun 29: Nyapin Sangram Phassang Students’ Union has deeply mourned the death of Ringu Rongma, who died aged 70 after a brief illness on June 22.

Rongma was father of AAPSU convenor Ringu Kuku. He left behind six sons and two daughters.

Rongma was working as malaria staff under Nyapin community health centre, Kurung Kumey district.

“He was one of the senior most citizens of Nyapin area. His death is a great to the people of the entire area,” the students’ union said in a release and prayed to almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul.


Orgs demand

ITANAGAR, Jun 29: The newly formed Arunachal Unemployed Youth Federation appealed to the state government to streamline the supply of LPG domestic cylinders in the state immediately.


We have no ill intention: Society

ITANAGAR, Jun 29: All Pappu Valley Women Welfare Society (APVWWS) has cornered itself from a news item “Alleged Raped case takes a new turn” which was carried in this daily recently.

“We have no ill intention against Doimukh Nyem Welfare Society (DNWS) in their movement to secure justice. Therefore we withdraw the news items,” it said in a letter today.  


Karsingsa road still blocked

ITANAGAR, Jun 29: The Capital Complex administration has informed that road restoration on NH-52 at Karsingsa is going on in full swing following which movement of all types of vehicle are restricted.

DC in charge B. Basar said that the road is  also closed to pedestrian till it is fully restored for safety reason.

The administration has opened the Doimukh-Gumto road for commuters till the restoration of the highway is complete.


State NCP rubbishes dissolution report

ITANAGAR, Jun 29: The Arunachal Pradesh Unit of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has rubbished the dissolution of the Party’s State body.

Describing the recent news item on dissolution of the Party’s state body as baseless and fabricated, NCP state unit president Ngurang Pinch in a release said that there was not an iota of truth in the news since he has received no official communication from the party high command to this effect.

“It is an act of some leaders within the party with vested interests to misguide the party high command as well as tarnish my image and reputation before public,” Pinch said.


BJP gears up for organizational set up

ITANAGAR, Jun 29: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has kicked up party organizational elections throughout the country. State level party organization elections are expected to be completed in December 2012.

Meanwhile, BJP Central Membership incharge, Dr. Radhamohan Singh (MP) has appointed Arunachal Pradesh state BJP Secretary Tayek Goi as the State Membership In-charge for smooth and effective membership campaign of the party. State BJP secretary Kotige Mena and State BJYM Vice President, Dug Saha have been appointed as the State Membership Co-in-charges for Eastern and Western zones of Arunachal Pradesh respectively.


Orgs mourn Mamai’s death

ITANAGAR, Jun 29: Arunachal Press Club and Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists have mourned the demise of Kamnoi Mamai, former Deputy Director of IPR, who died on June 24 at his Rangkatu residence, Changlang after a prolonged illness.

Both the organisa-tions in a joint statement recalled the service of Mamai to the department of IPR and the help extended to the media people in the state.


Association appeals

ITANAGAR, Jun 29:  The Upper Nyapin Youth Welfare Association has appealed to the local MLA and Panchayat leaders to look into the problems faced by citizens of the area. People  are facing various administrative problems, particularly in obtaining PRC and ST certificates on time  as the ADC and circle officer  are not attending office regularly, it said.

Further, the Association  also informed that irregularity in electricity supply and poor telecommunication service has made life miserable for the citizen of the area.


CO passes away

ITANAGAR, Jun 29:  Kalom Ao Welfare Society has expressed sadness over demise of Sipak Lombi who passed away on 28th June after prolonged illness. Born on 6th March 1959 at Chekor village under Tirbin circle, late Lombi joined as assistant teacher on 25th July 1982 and later was promoted to junior teacher.  He served in various districts of state and was presently serving as circle officer at Keba in West Siang district. Society while mourning  his death informed that late Sipak Lombi was the first administrative officer of Kalom society.


‘Repair road’

ITANAGAR, Jun 29: All Pakke-Kessang Pijering Dissing Passo Seijosa Students Union has called on executive engineer PWD, Seppa to take urgent steps to immediately repair Seppa-Sagalee road which has been badly damaged by recent heavy rainfall. In a release union informed that road between Rilloh and Pakke-Kessang has also been completely damaged. Further they also asked local MLA cum health minister Atum Welly to take up the matter with concern authority urgently.

Students protest discrimination against NE students

Punjab MLA moves resolution to send dogs to NE

Taba Ajum

ITANAGAR, Jun 29: Congress legislator from Punjab Ajit Singh created a major controversy by moving a resolution in state assembly to send stray dogs to China and North East in order to fight the menace of stray dogs. He made this resolution while referring to common notion that people of NE eat dog meat.

This insulting reference came on a day when students communities of North East under the banner of North East Student Organization (NESO) organized a protest rally in capital cities of all North East states against discrimination meted out to NE students in mainland India.

In Itanagar, student communities’ led by All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) protested outside Rajbhawan. Large number of people including ordinary citizen and school students took part in the protest rally.

Shouting slogans and holding banners, the students protested against racial discrimination of North East people in various parts of state.

Addressing the large gathering, AAPSU president Takam Tatung said despite Arunachal being natural barrier against China, central government has always neglected this state. “Many of our sportsperson and businessmen are not allowed to visit China because of staple visa issue. This leads to lost of the opportunities for many budding sportsperson. Central has not taken any corrective measure in this regard,” said Tatung.

He further added, “When we go out of NE we are treated like alien creature. Many mainland Indians are staying in NE region but we let them without any trouble. We appeal central government to come up with strong law to tackle such discrimination.”

NESO Secretary General Gumjum Haider in his address while highlighting various steps taken by NESO to protest against discrimination to NE people urged central government to give separate time zone for region. The unnatural death of Manipuri student Richard Loitam at Bangalore allegedly due to injury received from beating at the hands of his seniors had led to nationwide uproar.  Similarly Meghalaya student Dana Sangma committed suicide after teachers scolded for allegedly indulging in malpractice during exam at Amity University.

Meanwhile former MP of Arunachal Kiren Rijiju has strongly condemned the resolution moved by Congress MLA from Punjab. While terming the move as unfortunate, the former MP said lack of knowledge about rich culture of North East often leads to such misunderstanding about this region.



Meet on clean and green Daporijo held

Daporijo, Jun 29: In continuation of its bid to clean up and beautify Daporijo township, a meeting was convened by district administration and urban development department at New Market here yesterday to chalk out further strategies to achieve the mission.

Attending the meeting legislator Tapen Siga informed about the efforts being under taken and schemes submitted to the Government for development of the town. He stressed on proper sanitation and hygiene practices along with strong sense of cleanliness among people to accomplish the mission. He said that the efforts of the Government alone were not sufficient unless people are aware of the basic civic sense.

Deputy Commissioner Tahang Taggu said that the dream of clean and green Daporijo could only be achieved through active participation and initiative of the people. He said that the district administration has been conducting cleanliness drive in the township on regular basis. Efforts are on for proper segregation of market areas selling vegetables and meat. Evacuation of stray animals are being conducted and police patrolling at night intensified, informed Taggu. Concerned at frequent fire accidents, the DC appealed to the public to be careful in handling highly inflammable materials like petrol, kerosine and maintain safety rules while using LPGs to prevent fatal accidents.

The DC and DD (UD) H. Welly answered to questions put up by the public on issues like law and order, shifting of the meat market etc. DIPRO



Gora Tamar Memorial Football Tournament

Karsingsa, Sagalee register big wins

ITANAGAR, Jun 29:  Karsingsa FC grounded Tayar Brothers FC 4-1 while Sagalee Sports Club thrashed  Nyokum Lapang FC 5-2 in the first Gora Tamar Memorial State Level Football Tournament at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today.

Tana Tusher was the hero for Karsingsa team as he scored all the four goals in 31, 37, 62 and 67 minutes. The consolation goal for the Tayar Brothers was scored by Ngurang Tara in 34 minutes.

In another lopsided match of the day, Sagalee Sports Club outclassed Nyokum Lapang FC to earn full points. Gangte Robi scored in 36, 40, 61 and 62 minutes after Dungda Gania opened the floodgates in 10 minutes of the match. Chaka Masi and Khyoda Harming scored a goal each for Lapang FC in 16 and 29 minute.

Tali Pipsorang SC pipped Game Zone United 1-0 in a keenly contested third and last match of the day. The all important goal was scored by Luno Mega in 55 minute.

Bamang Taji FC would play against East Kameng CCFC in tomorrow’s first match at 12 noon before Ajin Football Club locking horns with Zing Urban at 1.45 pm. The last match of the day would held between Banderdewa Youth SC  and East Kameng FA at 3.30 pm.



Martyrs Cup in memory of 1962 war heroes kicks off

Nima Khenrab

TAWANG, Jun 29: To commemorate the martyrs of 1962 Indo–China War, a football tournament coined ‘1962 Martyrs Cup’ was kicked off by Tourism Minister Pema Khandu at Changbu ground here today. The tournament is being dedicated to the unsung heroes of 1962 Indo-China War.

In his speech, Pema said: “Winning and losing are part and parcel of the game. What is important is participation and the spirit of sportsmanship”.

Saluting the sacrifices made by the martyrs, Pema said, “The people of the region not being swayed by the Chinese lures had displayed stoic patriotism by contributing significant assistance to the Indian Army during 1962 War.  The Indian Army’s participation in organizing this tournament is an exhibition of the excellent Civil-Army relation prevailing in the district”.  

The Football Tournament is being organized by YUVA Arunachal in collaboration with Indian Army.  

The Minister announced that the cash prize for the winning team and first runners up would be sponsored by the Dorjee Khandu Foundation.

Soon after the spectacular band display by Army personnel, the first match of the day was played between City Football Club (CFC) and Pangchin Football Club (PFC) in which the latter defeated the former by 2-0 goal.

The second match held was between Dungkar Football Club (DFC) and Nehru Football Club (NFC) in which NFC trounced DFC 5-0 to qualify for the next round. The final of the tournament is slated on July 16.

Earlier, in his welcome speech, YUVA Arunachal president Chombey Kee said, “ Games and sports enhances the team spirit”  He was confident that the tournament will provide an excellent platform to the budding talents and appealed the players to maintain absolute discipline while playing the tournament.

Tawang Deputy Commissioner Kemo Lollen, Lobsang Phunsu, ADC Tawang SN Mosobi, SP Col. Vijay Jagtap, Officiating Commander 190 Mtn Brigade, Officiating Commander of 38th Bn. SSB Tawang, Tsering Tashi, president DCC, HoDs, Army officers and public leaders were present in the inaugural function, amongst others.

The participation of sixteen teams from the scarcely populated region demonstrated the love for the game and their respect to the Martyrs.

Later, Pema visited Khinmey Nyingma Monastery where offering of Eight Guru Manifestation Dance (Tsechu Guru Tsangye Chham) has been initiated on the birth anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava by Rev. 14th Thegtse Rimpoche. The Tantric dance offering is mainly made to ward off evil forces and bring happiness to all sentient beings.



Flood fury in Upper Siang continues

ITANAGAR, Jun 29: Incessant rain over the past few weeks caused extensive damage to roads in Upper Siang cutting off the land-locked district from rest of the state.

All the roads connecting the district headquarter Yingkiong such as Yingkiong–Tuting via Moying, Yingkiong-Aalo-Pasighat via Geku and Yingkiong-Pasighat via Mariyang PWD (Highway) roads had to bear the brunt of nature’s fury, according to an official release.

Several stretches of road pavements, bridges and culverts in between Mingging and Tuting and other areas were either eroded or washed away by flood waters and heavy landslides at numerous points causing breaches and blockage along Yingkiong- Tuting BRTF road since June 20. In Yingkiong-Mariyang-Pasighat PWD road, some stretches of road near Lagru Steel suspension bridge were completely washed away at two points and major landslides occurred at many points causing blockage of the road in Silli- Padu and other areas.

One foot suspension bridge (FSB) over Yamne river connecting Dalbing village was damaged by flood water and two houses were also damaged by landslide at Damro village under Mariyang sub-division. The road from Yingkiong to Dite-Dime via Geku has also been blocked by heavy landslides and soil erosion. The extent of damages caused is being assessed and restoration works are taken up on war footing by pressing locally available resources into service. All outpost administrative officers have been directed to take all precautionary measures and to submit detailed reports on damage caused by heavy rainfall.



Tuki seeks central help to tackle floods

ITANAGAR, Jun 29: In a letter to the Minister of Home Affairs, the Chief Minister has sought his help in coping with the flood havoc in the state.

“Intervene and lend a helping hand in these times of distress by dispatching a High Level Central Team to assess the situation and damages caused not only to property but also the livelihood of the people immediately in order to suggest a means to enable us to tide over the hard times” the memorandum read.

“This year has been one of the worst in recent times as torrential rains have caused havoc in most parts of the state causing disruption in every field of life. Poor and rural people in interior parts are the worst affected. Even the State capital, Itanagar, has fallen victim to Nature’s fury and is cut off from rest of the world for the last few days,” the Chief Minister informed Centre.

“Hundreds of villagers have been rendered homeless, estranged and marooned in various pockets of Changlang, Lohit, Dibang Valley, East Siang and East Kameng districts. To add to the woes, the following days witnessed worsening of the situation with rest of the districts coming under the wrath of nature that forced the State Government to sound a red-alert across the state”.

The State Government with its limited resources and manpower is doing its best to provide succour to its citizens. However, as has been intimated time and again, the meagre resource available with the State is falling short of the requirement in all fronts, Tuki said.



Unplanned formation cutting led to destruction’

ITANAGAR, Jun 29: Unplanned formation cutting work for the four lane highway from Itanagar to Hollongi has led to destruction of many dwelling houses and public properties, alleged 1-Borum ZPM and the ASM of 1-Bath-Chimpu Panchayat.

Over 30 dwelling houses at Chimpu-1 and Kongo villages were badly affected by gushing water on June 26 caused by sudden breach of stream which were blocked due to unplanned dumping of earth during formation cutting, they alleged.

They informed that the villagers, in a meeting yesterday, decided to lodge a complaint against the firm executing the formation cutting work with Police and district administration for the damages caused to them. The formation cutting work is being undertaken by SRK Company, they said.

The panchayat leaders duo, on behalf of the affected people, appealed to Itanagar MLA,  District Administration and authorities concerned to take necessary action against the firm for causing artificial flood thereby harassing the villagers for no fault of theirs.

They also appealed to the authorities concerned to pay the necessary compensation to the people affected by the four lane highway project at the earliest.



Rayang KGBV upgraded, MLA prioritise education


RUKSIN, Jun 29: Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) set up at Ryang in Ruksin block and run by Arunachal Siksha Vikash Samiti has been upgraded to secondary school. The school will come under Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Samiti from this year.

The present enrollment capacity of the school is around 140 student. However, it would be increased during the coming years, School Management Committee (SMC).

Speaking at the inaugural function, local MLA Tangor Tapak urged the SMC of the KGBV to conduct the school activities well. He suggested the guardians to guide their children on the right path and not to confront with teaching staff and the SMC members as well.

Responding a three-point memorandum submitted by the SMC, the MLA assured to initiate fund for infrastructure development of the school including construction of secured boundary wall, hostel building and teachers quarters within the school premises. Claiming that he is putting priority on health and education sectors, the MLA urged the local PRI leaders to work for the people brushing aside party differences.

Addressing on the occasion, East Siang Deputy Commissioner RK Mishra suggested the students to be sincere in thier study for a bright future. He assured all cooperation to developmental initiative by the education department.

East Siang DDSE T Talom said the education department is all set to develop infrastructure and provide other requirements in all the educational institutions.

He regretted that some sections of the societies create hurdle in initiatives taken for development of the schools set up in rural areas.

Ruksin block ZPM Tonggeng Panyang, Rayang Gaon Burah Togo Gamno and others also spoke on the occasion and appealed to the local MLA to grant fund for renovation of the village community hall besides road connectivity in the area.



Adopt scientific methods: DC

Pasighat, Jun 29: East Siang Deputy Commissioner RK Sharma advised the farmers to adopt scientific methods of farming for higher production and their economic benefit.

Attending a training programmes for farmers at College of Horticulture and Forestry, CAU, Pasighat today, he  advocated for SHG formation, establishment of Cold Storage, Ware house, marketing outlets etc for proper marketing of the produces.

ATMA Project director emphasized on development of healthy linkage between KVK and line departments at district level.

Lectures on pest management in rice, nursery raising technique for vegetable, mechanization in paddy cultivation, integrated rice-fish farming system,  management of ecto-endo parasitic disease in livestock, and post harvest management and value addition  were delivered by scientists and subject matter specialists during the training session. Farmers representatives shared their views with the organizers during the post evaluation session.

In all, 70 progressive farmers from different blocks of East Siang district participated in the programme.

Dr. B N Hazarika, Dean, College of Horticulture and Forestry, Central Agricultural University, Pasighat welcomed all the participants and guest to the training programme.

The programme was conducted by KVK East Siang and sponsored by ATMA, East Siang.

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India and solar power

Although the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), a flagship programme of the Indian Govt has reached the end of Phase I,   the Mission has fallen short of some expectations.

According to an in-depth study report of the Delhi-based organization, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) on off-grid and grid-connected solar power as many as 8,794 villages have been provided with renewable energy systems under RVEP scheme till November 2011, but 10, 6777 were still un-electrified. The report also reveals that though Rs 115 crore alone has been spent on setting up of off-grid solar plants in Assam, it still has the highest number of un-electrified villages. On the other hand, Chhattisgarh, due to sheer efforts by both the state and Central Governments has managed to light up most of its villages, with over 21 districts being 100 per cent electrified.

The report highlighted that though villagers were happy with the current system as it has changed their life and improved livelihoods, poor maintenance of this off-grid system still remains a major problem.

Experts call for formulation of more conducive policy that provides access to clean energy for all. Providing the beneficiaries with excellent service, information, awareness and transparency can help such programs reach their full potential.


Festival of Bandh and chemotherapy of an ailing father

Dear Editor,

This is apropos to letter ‘Festival of bandhs’ written by Alvish on June 27, where he had expressed his anger in the following words‘… sometimes I think I shall stand with my loaded 12 bore to see who dares to open or close my shop’.

The bandh callers with their mighty looks yell at the shopkeepers to close all the shops or else get beaten up while the Bazar committee directs the shopkeepers to open up their shops or else face shutter down for five consecutive days for non-compliance of the directives.

Confused! Isn’t It?

I would like to share with you a similar problem faced by me while celebrating the so called bandh festival. And also I would like to pass this message to the bandh callers and curse them; someday they must be enmeshed with the similar problem that pained me a lot.

I took my father to Shristi Hospital Dibrugarh on referral for further investigation where it was revealed that he has Papillary Adenocarcinoma.

 As the Assamese saying goes “bipot okhole na ahe”, the security guard at Shristi Hospital hit an SUV with my vehicle at the entrance while trying to park it. At first appeal I refused to give him the key but when he persistently asked me I gave it as I was busy with the patient at the scanning room. The consequences was that my car was badly damaged, resulted in a net loss of 17,000/. Please note that the medical authority did not entertain my case as I was an outsider.

Now, within my own land Arunachal, I have been deprived of my chance by my Arunachalee brothers, the bandh callers.

I arrived at Naharlagun with my ailing father after cancellation of flight tickets to Guwahati from Dibrugarh as ferries at Majorbari and Bogeebil was abandoned due to torrential rain. Here again a sum of Rs 9,300/- was deducted as cancellation charges and only Rs 6,000/- was reverted from the total air fare of Rs 15,300/- for three passengers.

At the Arunachal State Hospital (General Hospital) Naharlgun, the Radiation Oncologist, after thorough examination, opted that Chemotherapy would start  from June 25th which would last for three days.

But alas! As misfortune never comes alone, we had to stop the chemotherapy for the 2nd day of the 1st cycle i.e. 26th as my Arunachalee brothers were to celebrate their bandh festival. So we had to stay back at the hotel room which we had booked for 4 (four) days, now extended to 7 days (day Rs 450 x 7 days).

I pray the almighty Donyi-Polo to bless power and energy to my ailing father to gain good health soon.

Henceforth, I advise and caution my fellow Arunachalees to keep in mind that if you happens to go outside your home on your own vehicle, never let second party drive/ park your vehicle.

Secondly, dear bandh callers, for god’s sake, please desist from this bandh festival because you or your near and dear may be next in line. Imagine what a loss of time, money and above all the health!


Jerang Boyem



Why have APPSC left us out?

Dear Editor,

Today I stand to voice against the injustice meted out to us by the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission. I am amazed and shocked at the decision and the differences shown to us by the Commission again and again.

I have an Engineering degree in Information Technology and is currently self-employed.

Last year, in the RFO exam, IT engineering students were not allowed to sit, as according to them, we were not eligible. Again, in the AE recruitment examination, IT engineering was not mentioned. And this time too, in the recent advertisement for the post of Assistant Conservator of Forest, the IT engineering branch is again not mentioned.

I want to ask APPSC why they have left us out when they have included computer engineering and computer application. I want to ask them the major difference between computer engineering and Information technology. Rather Information Technology itself came from Computer engineering. Computer Application is a three years course and is a non-engineering branch, but information technology is a 4 years engineering course. Then why such discrimination against IT? Why, IT graduates  not eligible??

Please explain to us what is the difference between computer engineering, computer application and information technology? If there is no place for IT engineers in the state, then why the Directorate of Higher Education is sending students outside to study IT?

For the kind knowledge of the APPSC, even in the IFS exam conducted by the UPSC, IT engineering students are eligible to appear. Then, why not in APPSC? Is this APPSC gigher or different from the UPSC? I don’t think so.

I was silent earlier fearing if I stand up, this system will engulf me because that’s how our state has become. Honesty and truth is gone far away. But now, I will not remain silent for this injustice and so I appeal and encourage my fellow friends to stand up against this injustice done to us. Let’s unite together and fight for our right, because this is the right time.






Give a chance to Sangma

Dear Editor

In the realms of politics, P A Sangma has been the brightest star of the north- east, having being elected 8 times to the Lok Sabha and served as union minister nearly in every important ministry and as a unanimously elected Speaker of the eleventh Lok Sabha. He was the youngest speaker and first ever from the tribal community, in addition to having been a C.M of Meghalaya.

His performance as a union labour minister and Speaker of the Lok Sabha, spoke volumes about his leadership.

Besides his many achievements, he will be best known for the progressive  issues that he espoused; empowerment of woman, ethics in public life, social security measures for the downtrodden, pension for industrial workers and elimination of child labour were some of the many noble causes that he not only believed in but also supported through initiatives in every assignment that he handled.

His finest hour came when he assumed the office of the Speaker executing his responsibilities with great panache.

If I were to use only a single adjective to describe Sangma I would probably use ‘dynamite’ because like dynamite he has been packed with so much power and energy.

Sangma despite humble background with a tribal tag he worked to the top through sheer hard work paving way for million  youths showing trails of hope inspiring young minds.

So, as a family of the northeast region, it’s time for us to rekindle our thoughts and join hands together cutting across party lines by supporting P.A. Sangma. The graph of political parties may keep shifting but this moment once gone will never come back in lifetime, and as a family nation, we must steel ourselves to do whatever it takes to win.


Ngurang Meena

RGU, Doimukh



Where there is no place for talents

Dear Editor,

I would like to express my grievances regarding prevailing selection procedure for the appointment in group "C" posts in education department. In my view, the interview held for selection of candidates for the group "C" Posts in the education Department were just a formality and entertainment.

Here, 1 would like to say a few words about the recently conducted interview for the posts of LDC in the month of April this year in the Administrative Office, Seppa.

I appeared the interview for the above mentioned post and I also qualified in written test and viva-voice but it was surprising that I could not get appointment.

I don't know why I couldn't get appointment? I have the qualification of three  years diploma in Computer Science Engineering and I also have one year experience.

The reason I couldn't get appointment is because I am not the relative of MLA's/Minister's and HOD and I know that having them as relative helps in procuring a job. I can confidently say that if it comes to talents, I can challenge those appointed candidates in all aspect.

So, I appeal to all the poor educated youngsters of the state to come forward and be together to fight against such illegal appointments and activities.


Dilip Tayem




Please attend office

Dear Editor,

Rural development department is one of the most important departments as it is directly related to the grass root and panchayat. But the Director of the Department does not attend office regularly which has left the public and the state suffering.

I request him to kindly attend office regularly or allow someone else to take charge.


Nabam Naga Hina




Elect Sangma

Dear Editor,

I would like to appeal leaders of the all parties to support Sangma in the upcoming presidential election. He is a genuine and right candidate.

Being a former speaker of the Lok Shaba, he knows the ground reality of the nation's affairs. He can lead the nation in better way.

I also appeal to the leaders of the all parties without considering the party lines, colour, creed, religion to support and elect Sangma as the president.


Karn Kholie




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