June  02



The cash reward of  Rs 10 lakhs announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be kept secret.  The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006





NER residential coaching camp for table tennis

ITANAGAR, Jun 01: Two table tennis players from Arunachal Pradesh, namely Mamuni Taniang and Yangphey Suyang, both from Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy, accompanied by their coach Tombisana Huidrom left here today for Manipur to attend the North Eastern Region Residential Coaching Camp at Khuman Lampak, Imphal, Manipur from June 1 to 16.

The coaching camp organized by Manipur Table Tennis Association under the aegis of Table Tennis Federation of India would be conducted under the supervision of North Korean International Table Tennis Coach Song Han Kim and USA-based NIS Coach Th. Opendro Singh, a native of Manipur, according to a Table Tennis Arunachal (TTA) release.


Nabam Aka re-elected as ZP chairperson

YUPIA, Jun 01: Nabam Aka has been unanimously elected to a second term as the Chairperson of Papum Pare Zilla Parishad today.

Aka was elected unopposed in the recently held Zilla Parishad election.

The ZP Chairperson and all other newly elected ZPMs of Papum Pare district were administered oath of affirmation by the Deputy Commissioner cum District Election Officer Pige Ligu at DRDA Conference Hall today. DIPRO


Kids Foundation School shine in CBSE class X exams

ITANAGAR, Jun 01: In a remarkable achievement for the Kids Foundation School at Alubari in Lohit district, all the students of Class X secured first class in the CBSE result of which was declared on May 30 last.

Paharika Barman came in first with CGPA grade 10, while Yehum Dellang secured her position in second with CGPA grade 9.6.


APP/IRBn recruitment rally results announced


DAPORIJO, Jun 01: The result of fresh recruitment rally for 99 posts of APP/IRBn held in Daporijo from April 23 has been finally declared putting an end to the alleged long controversy of malpractices in recruitment process.

Recruitment was conducted afresh in April after some local NGOs alleged malpractice during the first recruitment process.

Upper Subansiri SP Vijay Kumar informed that recruitment was conducted in a peaceful manner by maintaining all laid down norms and guidelines.

“No public was allowed to enter the recruitment ground during physical test of the candidate. The candidates were thoroughly checked in two check gates before entering into to venue for physical test. Every activity of the recruitment process, including interview, was done under the surveillance of CCTV and video camera,” the SP informed.

Physical test for the candidate was held at BN Ground Daporijo for 10 consecutive days. 285 candidates out of the total 589 candidates, who appeared in written test, qualified for interview which was held in the SP’s office from May 27-29, the SP added.


Union seeks early solution to boundary row

ITANAGAR, Jun 01: The All Pakke-Kessang Pijering Dissing Passo Seijosa Students Union today strongly condemned boundary dispute between people of Raik village under Leporiang circle in Papum pare and Khodhaso of Pakke-Kessang circle in East Kameng District over V-Geka area.

Further it appealed to deputy commissioners of both districts to resolve the matter amicably, saying that delay in solution could create law and order problem. The Union further appealed the people of both Raik and Kodhaso to cooperate with administration for early solution to the problem.


One sentenced to 2 yrs imprisonment

ITANAGAR, Jun 01: While delivering a judgment on the criminal complaint (Cr. No 53/2011) lodged by one Taba Takam against respondent Techi Doya, the Court of Judicial Magistrate First Class, Itanagar Capital Complex has convicted the respondent under section -138, Negotiable Instrument Act read with -252 CrPC to undergo simple imprison-ment for a term of two years and pay the twice the amount of the cheque (Rs 26 lakh and 46 thousands) to the complainant as fine.

The court in its 10 pages judgment passed on May 25 last further said the respondent is at liberty to surrender before the Itanagar PS within 15 days from the date of receipt of the order.


AYC complains against unhygienic roadside  meat shops in capital

ITANAGAR, Jun 01: Expressing its displeasure over the slaughtering and selling of beef on the roadsides of Capital Complex, the 13th Itanagar (ST) Assembly Youth Congress Committee has urged the authority concern to prohibit the selling of cow meat in and across Itanagar in unhygienic condition.

Open selling and slaughtering of beef that are seen on the roadsides here gives out a very bad impression to the many tourists who come to enjoy the beauty of our state, the AYC said adding it is against our dignity and culture.


Denong Tamuk Chief Councilor of Pasighat Civic body


PASIGHAT, Jun 01: Newly elected councilor Denong Tamuk and Atik Pertin have been elected Chief Councilor and Deputy Chief Councilor of of Pasighat Civic Body, East Siang District Congress Committee (DCC) sources said.

District Municipal Election Officer (i/c), T. Pada, SDO administered oath of secrecy to both the Chief Councilor and Deputy Chief Councilor.

Tamuk defeated Independent candidate Tapur Ketan in the civic election from Ward-3.

According to the sources, Kaling Dai from Bogong 1 was elected unopposed as the Zilla Parishad Chairperson of East Siang.Education Minister Bosiram Siram and MLA Ralom Borang were also present on the occasion.


Advanced leadership camp for NCC cadets

ITANAGAR, Jun 1: An advanced leadership camp (ALC)-IV is being conducted by 1 Arunachal Pradesh Bn, NCC, Naharlagun on behalf NCC group headquarters, Tezpur at DNGC, Itanagar from June 4 to June 25 next. Cadets from North Eastern Region, UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh will be participating in the camp.

It is aimed at inculcating leadership qualities amongst cadets and to acquaint them with Service Selection Board (SSB) process to join arm forces and also to introduce cadets from other states to the culture of Arunachal Pradesh.

Col. M Rath, Group Cdr NCC Group HQ, Tezpur will be the camp commandant who will be assisted by Col. Sunil A Patil, CO, 1 Arunachal Pradesh Bn, NCC as Deputy Commandant.


Vocational training course under Sabla scheme

ITANAGAR, Jun 01: Three months vocational beauty training under Rajiv Gandhi scheme for empowerment of adolescent girls (RGSEAG) — Sabla conducted by Urban ICDS project, Itanagar began here today.

Attending the inaugural session, CDPO of the Project SC Tok said that vocational training was one the instant and essential component of Sabla, which aims at enabling the adolescent girls for self-development and empowerment as well as upgrading home-based/life skills and improving their nutrition and health status etc.

Project has opted the beauty course considering its vast scope and present demand in the market and asked all selected trainees to be very dedicative and put all efforts to grasp the full knowledge to become an exemplary entrepreneur as getting a Govt. job is not possible for all, Tok said.

He also requested the organizer of the training M/s Yase Beauty Parlour cum Training Institute, Ganga to put utmost efforts to make them qualitative beauticians.

A total of 10 selected adolescent girls from the project area are attending the training course.


Candle making training

ITANAGAR, Jun 01: A candle making training under micro entrepreneurship development programme (MEDP) was organized at Takar Colony Naharlagun recently organized by Rural Development Society ( RDS) under the sponsorship of NABARD Itanagar.

The training aimed at developing income generating skills among unemployed local women. Over 35 participants attended the training successfully. Course completion certificates were given to successful trainers which will help them avail financial assistance from bank.

Officers from NABARD State Rural Livelihood Mission (LRSM) also attended the closing ceremony.

Earlier, the programme was inaugurated by K Vaiphei, Manager NABARD along with officers from KVIC on April 12.





321 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large. 


News Impact


3rd Lummer Dai Literary Award conferred on Kengsam Kenglang

ITANAGAR, Jun 01: “Literature is not everybody’s cup of tea; it has to come from within – an inborn quality,” Finance Minister Chowna Mein said Saturday.

Addressing a function jointly organized by the Assam Sahitya Sabha (ASS) and the Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) for conferring the 3rd Lummer Dai Literary Award on noted Arunachalee litterateur Kengsam Kenglang posthumously by the ASS at Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum here as chief guest, Mein lauded APLS for going beyond the boundary and maintaining excellent relations with Assam.

“Members of ASS and APLS must thank their stars for being the chosen ones,” Mein said. He urged both the organizations to encourage the gen-next to match their steps with them.

With an MA in English, Dai, surprisingly, took to creative writing in Assamese to make his mark in Assamese literature, he said, and appreciated Dai’s wife Nanni Dai, also present on the occasion, for instituting the award, which, he said not only felicitates and honours the recipients but also shows the highest respect to the person after whom the award has been instituted. He donated Rs 1 lakh to the ASS and urged the office bearers to discuss with Education Minister Bosiram Siram about introducing Assamese as a third language in Arunachal.

Exhorting everyone to forget about past happenings and move ahead, ASS president Imran Shah said that both the ASS and the APLS should work together to help their cultural heritages flourish through literature and art. He announced ASS’s help for developing the indigenous culture and literature of Arunachal.

Shah earlier conferred the award on Kenglang, which was received by his son Maipa Kenglang.

“I feel proud that my father has contributed something to Assamese literature for which he would always be remembered in both the states,” Maipa said in his acceptance comment.

The ASS had instituted the award after Dai in recognition of his powerful writing that served as a literary bridge between the people of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, said ASS general secretary Prahalad Chandra Tasa, adding that Dai and Kenglang both acted as cultural ambassadors of both the states. The award is a befitting tribute to his invaluable contributions, he added.

“Language has no boundary and wins hearts of all sections of the society,” APLS president and Sahitya Akademi awardee YD Thongchi said in his presidential address.

Author Kaling Borang spoke about Dai in words that sounded more like songs, justifying his ability as a multilingual poet.

While Mein released Silukor Juri, written by Kaling Borang, WRD Parliamentary Secretary Thinghap Taiju released Changing Social & Cultural Institutions of Adis of Arunachal Pradesh, written by JNC assistant professor Dr Gindu Borang, to mark the occasion.

Parliamentary Secretaries Phosum Khimhun (Trade & Commerce) and PD Sona (Tourism), APLS general secretary Tokong Pertin, APLS AGS Dr Pekba Ringu and noted Assamese poet Ajanta also spoke.

Two short documentaries on the life of Dai were later screened as part of the function.



NCP deplores deteriorating law and order in Capital

ITANAGAR, Jun 01: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Arunachal Pradesh unit slammed the state law enforcing agencies for failing to nab the murderer(s) of Bomjen Gapak even after five days of the incident.

Expressing doubt over efficiency and professionalism in Capital Police, NCP president Kahfa Bengia in a release rued that “The so called sensitive and People First Govt. have to wait for ultimatum from students’ unions and other social organizations for nabbing the criminals.”

Deploring the deteriorating law and order situation in the state capital, where murder, extortion and burglary has become order of the day, the NCP President urged the Chief Minister, who is also holding the Home portfolio and the Parliamentary Secretary (Home), the DGP and SP Capital to wake up from the slumber and attend to the clarion call of the City dwellers for peace, tranquility and social harmony.

Government’s ready-made excuses of lack of man-power, finance and infrastructure etc. can no longer be accepted and tolerated by the law abiding citizens of the state, Bengia said.

According to Bengia, if the crime graph is allowed to go up without a check, the people of the city would soon start selling their establishments and move to a safer places.

Urging the State Govt. for ward-wise deployment of police and evolving a holistic strategy involving all the stake holders, Bengia opined that neither economic development nor moral and psychological development can ever be thought of without peace and security.

Referring to Tongam Rina’s case, Bengia wondered the patience level of the Investigation Agency and demanded for early nabbing of the mysterious criminals.  Reminding the SP (Itanagar) of his assurance given in a press conference before Panchayat Election to arrest the assassin(s) in a time period of a month, Bengia wondered as to how a criminal investigation case, unlike building of a RCC house or a road, can be time stipulated!

“Such repeated false assurances by high officials and political leaders in power simply add insult to injury,” he added.

Org pleads for early solution to murder case

Condemning the gruesome murder of a teenager on the wee hours of May 27 last, The Arunachal Pradesh People’s Welfare Association (APPWA) has urged the home department for early arrest of the culprits and awarding them exemplary punishment.

In the release, it further appealed the common public to cooperate with the investigation to find out the culprits.

Today police is blaming the electricity and CCTV camera instead of doing their duty sincerely. What if other incidents happen, again police will blame that the gun and bullet was not working. Many times, the police department has been unsuccessful in solving the case. It is high time that the state government wake up from the deep slumber and address public outcry, it said in the release.



Make economic census a complete success: CM

ITANAGAR, Jun 01: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has furnished his details to the enumerators of the sixth economic census, who visited his Niti-Vihar Bungalow cum office here today.

The main objective behind conducting the economic census is to provide basic entreprene-urial data for the purpose of planning, development, administration and for improving the estimates of state income & related aggregates and also to fill the data gap in the unorganized sector of the economy.

While the first Economic census was conducted in the year 1977 covering only non agricultural enterprises employing at least one hired worker on a fairly regular basis, the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation of Government of India extended its area of cover to house listing operations, agricultural enterprises according to major activity group in the ascending years.

While appealing the people to extend their full cooperation to this gigantic exercise by providing accurate information, Tuki believed that the officers engaged in census operation would take up the work in right earnest under the guidance of the Directorate of Census Operations and the Directorate of Economics & Statistics (Nodal Agency).

He called upon the people and the officers to make the Sixth Economic Census a complete success in Arunachal Pradesh.



Sille branch of Rural Bank remains defunct for 3 weeks


RUKSIN, Jun 01: Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank (APRB), Sille Branch under East Siang district remained defunct for the last three weeks causing great inconvenience to its customers.

Aggrieved customers have held the bank officials responsible for the sudden halt in monetary transac-tion in the bank. It has not yet taken any step to resume financial transac-tion in the bank by rectifying fault in IP Star server, they alleged.

According to the bank Branch Manager, the problem developed due to “link failure in IP Star server”.

According to him, the server of the IP Star operating system is controlled from Bangalore. However, he is seeking technicians from Guwahati regional office to repair the system. But the system can not be repaired till today for want of expert/technicians, the BM informed.

The bank was earlier served by an IV Set, which was replaced with the IP Star system during early last year, he informed.

But the customers alleged that the department officials are not paying any heed towards their problem despite repeated pleas.

Inaction of higher ups of the bank and alleged dictatorial conduct of the Rural Bank staff here is causing a great deal of irritation among the customers, who have warned the bank authority to resort agitation.

“Our patience has now crossed the limit. The bank authority will be held soley responsible for any unto-ward incident that may arise out of the situation,” cau-tioned Tapir Minki, the Sec-retary of Jampani Agricul-tural Multi-purpose Society Ltd.  Supporting Minki’s reaction, a leading citizen of Oyan, Bokir Talom alleged that the Rural Bank authority always ignores the grievances of the customers.

The BM informed that his banks deals with nearly 4,000 varied accounts, which was yielding an annual turnover ranging from Rs 4 to Rs 5 lakh during the past years.



PRC to non-APSTs opposed

ITANAGAR, Jun 01: Issuance of PRC to non APSTs is the most deplorable act of the ruling Congress Government, said Arunachal Pradesh unit of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).

“At a time when various political parties (not Congress), students’ unions and organizations have declared a crusade in cleaning up the state from the menace of refugee issue, endless instances of corruptions, absolute lawlessness, increasing pauperization of the masses, alienation of the Govt. Servants from their masters, gender discrimination, nepotism and favoritism in appointment of Govt. jobs and distribution of scarce resources, the unilateral steps on the part of the Ruling Congress Govt. to grant PRC to non APSTs is extremely unfortunate and condemnable,” said NCP state president Kahfa Bengia, in a release.

The Nehru Elwin Policy of Protective Development which is well reflected in legal provisions of the Constitution via Inner Line Regulation Act of 1873,  primarily aims at safeguarding the politico economic and cultural interests of the Indigenous Tribal Communities. This British Policy of protecting the Tribals from exploitation from the wider society was well carried out by the policy makers in post Independence era too, Bengia said.

“The recognition of the Tribals in inheriting their customary rights over natural resources and ban on transfer of immovable properties such as land to non tribals is still in existence throughout the State. However, in recent years, there is an increasing trend in dilution starting from Centre’s policy on hydropower of not providing any safeguards to Arunachalees while envisaging Arunachal to be the power house of the nation, bringing rail line well in to the heart of the Capital without calculating the effectiveness of the inner line laws, laxity shown in tackling the underground menace in Tirap and Changlang, and most importantly, clear intention of the Govt. to issue PRCs to the non APSTs in different pockets of the State through a recommendation by Joint High Power Committee headed by MP Takam Sanjoy,” the release said.

According to Bengia, the NCP Arunachal unit, though nationalist in vision but would not hesitate being parochial in safeguarding the interest of its future generation.

“Issuing of PRCs is a first step towards grabbing and sharing of the scarce resources with the locals to be followed by claiming ST Certificates with patronage of the selfish politicians in power,” he said.

According to him, even a lump sum survey in pockets of Lohit, Pasighat, Roing, Tenga, Bomdila Likabali and other towns sharing boundary with Assam, will prove his point right.

Bengia said that he had submitted letter to Chief Minister Nabam Tuki with a copy to Union Home Ministers Sushil Kumar Shinde and NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar cautioning that any forceful imposition which is against the popular will and interest of the Tribal state shall be resisted tooth and nail.

The overt and covert interference by Centre through its corporate giants and handful of tribal elected elites of the state— all in the name of nation building and global economic liberalization, according to Bengia, is a long term dirty politics of the Centre, which will not go down well with the already liberated Arunachalees of the 21st Century.

Learning lessons from People’s movement in Jharkhand and Chhatisgarh, the Tribals of Arunachal today, especially the College and University goers have realized that they can no longer be taken for a ride.

The Centre’s attempt to make Arunachal a ‘Bombay Mixture’ and dumping ground for refugees and Non APSTs with PRC holders as well as large migrant labour force to carry out the innumerable Hydro Power Projects etc. have been very clearly understood by the conscious Arunachalees.

According to Bengia, it is high time that the political master’s in Delhi and Itanagar clearly understand the writings on the walls of Pasighat, Dayun, Bordumsa, Namsai and Bomdila and take immediate corrective steps before the situation goes out of hand.

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