June  11



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





BJP supports ANSU move

ITANAGAR, Jun 10: The Arunachal Pradesh unit of Bharatya Janata Party (BJP) has extended moral support to All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU)’s decision to call capital bandh in protest against Govt’s failure to nab the killer of Bomjen Gapak and fulfill few other demands, including appointment of an independent Home Minister.

The party also criticized the state government for failing to make any breakthrough in the journalist shooting case even after more than 300 days of the incident.

Bharatya Janata Party demanded installation of CCTV cameras in all accident prone and sensitive areas of capital complex and all district headquarters to prevent such kind of incidents in near future.


Former education minister bats for in-service teachers

ITANAGAR, Jun 10:  Batting in favour of in-service teachers former education minister Doi Ado, who is managing director  of Teacher Training College Aalo, today requested the education minister to consider the eligibility criteria for in-service teachers for admission in B.Ed course.

Former minister advocated for in-service teachers in the wake of National Council for Teacher Education notification wherein it makes compulsory for in-service teachers to have 45% in graduation certificates.  


Talo Literary and Cultural Society felicitates meritorious students

ITANAGAR, Jun 10: The Talo Literary and Cultural Society felicitated the meritorious students of Talo village who excelled in Class X and XII 2013, JEE, NEET and other entrance examinations held this year in a function held at Govt. Hr Secondary School auditorium, Talo under Yachuli circle of Lower Subansiri district today. A total of 8 students were felicitated with certificates of merit and cash prizes.

Attending the programme, Managing Director, Hydro Power Corporation Ltd, Toko Onuj while sharing his experience advised the students to be dedicated in their path towards achieving success in life.

Talking about the menace of drug abuse, he urged the students to stay away from using drugs. Hr further discouraged students from participating in politics.

“You should rather use your energy for useful and constructive purposes,” he advised.


Coordination meeting of PR members held

ITANAGAR, Jun 10: The first ever coordination meeting of Panchayat Raj members of 13th Raga Anchal Samiti Block was held at circuit house, Raga on June 7 last.

Speaking as the chairman of the meeting, ZPM Raga Maga Mala appealed all the ASMs and GPMs to seek help and guide from every department for allocation of fund for the various developmental works.


APPDYA demands govt. to hand over NH52A to reputed company

ITANAGAR, Jun 10: The All Papum Pare District Youth Association (APPDYA) has demanded the state government to hand over the construction work of NH-52A from Banderdewa to Itanagar to a reputed executing company.

In an ultimatum submitted to the chief minister, the association also demanded to immediately start the four-laning work of NH52A from Banderdewa to Itanagar, immediate eviction of Right of Way (ROW) on either side ofNH52A with compensation for land and buildings to the affected people and eviction of all illegal constructions within marking point of ROW.  


PRI leaders’ oath taking ceremony

CHANGLANG, Jun 10: The oath taking ceremony of newly elected ASMs and GPMs of Changlang Anchal Samity and Gram Panchayat was at Changlang DIET auditorium here today.

The oath of allegiance was administered by M C Roy, RO (PR). Later, Nongkhi Kamba Longchang, INC candidate from 7/06 Anchal Samiti Constituency was elected unopposed as ASM Chairperson.

All the GP Chairpersons were elected unopposed except the chairperson post of 7/12 Wotlom where an independent candidate defeated an INC candidate in a close fight.

In yet another function, all the newly elected ASMs and GPMs of Khimiyang took oath of allegiance in the office of Khimiyang Circle Officer.

Longkey Anchal Samiti ASM N Changmi was elected unopposed as Chairperson of Khimiyang Anchal Samity. All the GP chairpersons were also elected unopposed. DIPRO


Awareness on women related issues held

ITANAGAR, Jun 10: An awareness campaign on women issues was organized by Society for Women Welfare Awareness and Training at Rhakir (Raga-I), Yada (Raga-II), Yarkum under Kumporijo circle and Tamin of Lower Subansiri district recently.

Attending the programme, headmaster Yorkum Middle School Kabak Nima exhorted the participants on the importance of child education and gave a brief speech on polygamy.

Chai Maga, Nurse at Raga Hospital, gave tips on how to keep one’s house clean and enlightened the participants on legal judiciary.


Jarkop selected for NDA

AALO, Jun 10: Jarkop Doke (Lendo), son of Bomjar Doke (Lendo), the present Bango cum BCC General Secretary has been selected from Bhopal Centre for National Defense Academy (NDA), Pune.

This is the second achievement of this kind after Simon Doke (Lendo), son of Tahi Doke (Lendo), Executive Engineer, PWD Basar, who was selected for NDA (Air force) last year. DIPRO



ITANAGAR, Jun 10: Dibang Adi Students' Union (DASU) mourned the untimely demise of Kangge Apum, Art & Culture Secretary, AdiSU, who died yesterday in car accident at Siku Bridge (Mebo), East Siang District.

Late Apum was an active student leader. His untimely demise is a great loss to the society and we will always remember his contributions, said the union in a condolence message.

The members of the union also observed two minute silence as a mark of respect to Apum and prayed almighty God for the eternal peace of the departed soul.


Anti-drug rally

ITANAGAR, Jun 10: Dibang Adi Students' Union (DASU) launched its 1st phase of Anti drug rally today with a theme at Bolung Higher Secondary School, Lower Dibang Valley.

“Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self esteem”.

Speaking on the occasion, Meka Block Anchal Chairperson Maman Ratan, appreciated the union’s effort against eradicating drug menace and assured to extend all possible help to the union on the drug issue.

Meanwhile, District Medical Officer Dr Allok Yirang responding to a memorandum submitted by the union assured to extend all possible help from the department.

ABK, LDV District Unit President Mibom Pertin and public leaders of the area also attended the function.

DASU President Nun Pertin informed that 2nd phase of Anti Drug campaign would be carry out in all secondary and higher secondary schools from last week of June as our target for 2nd phase movement is school students.


Students organize drugs, HIV/AIDS awareness prog

ITANAGAR, Jun 10: All Geku–Katan Block Students’ Union (AGKBSU) organized a day-long awareness program on drug (opium) abuse, HIV/AIDS and of the need to conserve and save the environment at Sibum village under Katan circle of Upper Siang district on June 8.

Attempts were made to educate people about harmful effects of drug addiction, create mass awareness on HIV/AIDS and their preventive measures through drama and inspiring speeches.

Political Interpreter (PI) of Katan circle T Tagi, Medical Office of Geku CHC Dr. T Taga attended the program and explained in details about ill effects of drug abuse on human body and society as well. They also educated the villagers about AIDS & HIV and their preventive measures.

Upper Siang KVK Program Coordinator (i/c) Indrajit Barman suggested the villagers to go for cash crops like rubber, tea, turmeric, cardamom instead of opium cultivation.

Sibum Katan ZPM Oken Aze and Katan Anchal Chairperson Kosang  Paron also spoke on the occasion.

A host of government officials, Panchayati leaders, farmers, students and general public attended the program which was inaugurated by Sibum village Head Gaon Burah M Taku.


Ghatowar to lead ICC NE  business delegation to Cambodia & Thailand

Guwahati, Jun 10: Close on the heels of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Thailand, Union Minister of DoNER, Paban Singh Ghatowar, is heading a 30-member Business delegation from North East India to Thailand and Cambodia when bilateral investment opportunities are likely to be discussed with relevant Ministries and Chambers of Commerce. Three Industry Ministers from Assam, Mizoram and Nagaland -- Pradyut Bardoloi, Hiato and Phom Pangnyu, respectively -- will accompany the Union Minister along with their officials and local entrepreneurs.

The delegation, which leaves for Phnom Penh on June 12 is expected to return to India on June 18. It   has been organized by the Indian Chamber of Commerce with active participation of the Ministry of DoNER, the Indian Embassies and leading Chambers of Commerce in these two countries.

The visit to Thailand seems to have been triggered by the recent visit of Dr Nalinee Taveesin, Thailand’s Minister for Investment in the Prime Minister’s Office, Royal Thai Government who visited the North East with the objective of strengthening business ties and had talks with some of the state Governments.  

DoNER, Secretary U.K. Sangma and a senior Jt. Secretary will accompany Ghatowar for the discussions abroad.






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


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Chief of Eastern Army Command calls on Governor and CM

 ITANAGAR, Jun 10: General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Army Command Lt. Gen. Dalbir Singh called on Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma at Raj Bhawan today and discussed various matters related to state.

Road communication, raising of more battalions of Arunachal Scouts, law and order situation in Tirap, Changlang and Longding and welfare program by the Army for the local people of Arunachal Pradesh have come up for discussion during the meet.

While commending the Eastern Army Command for their proactive role in taking care of the strategic requirements of Arunachal Pradesh, the Governor called for organizing more civic action programmes under Operation Good Samaritan throughout the State by the Army. The issue of establishment of Sainik School in the State also figured in the discussion.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki assured all cooperation from the State Government to the Indian Army when the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Army Command called on him at his offices here this morning.

To the issues raised by the Lt Gen regarding land acquisition for army establishments in the state and procurement of environmental clearances, the Chief Minister urged the Chief Secretary, who was present during the meet, to coordinate with army officers to facilitate easy processing of official matters in this regard. The issue of land compensation rates raised by the Army Officer was discussed in length and consensus arrived to evolve a uniform mechanism to deal with it.

Lt Gen Dalbir Singh profusely thanked the State Government for all out cooperation extended to the Army in its activities in the state.

He assured support of the Army in social activities for welfare of people, particularly in the border areas. He also assured to support the State Government’s urge to establish a Sainik School in the state.

Various issues were discussed during the meet including coordination between the state Government, the Army and hydro-power developers so that defence infrastructure and power projects do not collide due to lack of coordination, operationalization of ALGs, road connectivity, hiring of state transport buses for movement of defence personnel, activities of the Border Road Organization, etc.



2 days workshop on rights and security of journalists ends

Expedite investigation on Tongam Rina case: IFJ

SHILLONG, Jun 10: The two days regional seminar cum workshop organized by South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN), a division of the International Federation of Journalist (IFJ) being held at Shillong Club in association with Indian Journalist Union and Shillong Press Club ended today.  The theme of workshop was journalist’s safety, increasing security and ending impunity to the attackers.  The most important event of the day was presentation on the situation reports and campaign priorities by representatives of various.

Arunachal Press Club (APC) president Taba Ajum listed safety and security of working journalists as the biggest concern for the media fraternity of his state. He explained in details about how Press persons are regularly threatened and intimidated by various groups in the state. He also highlighted the failure of state police to nab the culprit involved in the assassination bid on Tongam Rina case.

“It’s going to be one year but the police have failed to make any arrest. There are other cases of attacks on various media houses and individual journalists. Police has failed to take strong action against attackers in all the cases,” said Ajum.

The representatives of Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, Sikkim and also journalists from mainland India shared how journalists are being targeted.

In Assam alone more than 24 journalists has been killed in the last few decades while in Manipur 7 media persons has been killed till date. In all these cases the respective state police have failed to make any arrest or breakthrough. The members present also expressed serious concern over how various newspaper owners in the NE region has failed to implement recommendation of various wage boards constituted to ensure proper salary structure for the media persons.

Meanwhile a resolution was adopted by members of International Federation of Journalist and Indian Journalists Union demanding government of Arunachal Pradesh to expedite the investigation on Tongam Rina case and take strong measure for safety and security of press persons in Arunachal Pradesh. They also called on govts of Assam and Manipur to give status report on various cases related to journalist killing. After long discussion, the members also selected interim committee of newly formed North East India Federation of Journalists (NIJF).  B B Lahkar, senior journalist of Assam Tribune newspaper and vice president of Journalists Union of Assam was selected as president, while President of Shillong Press Club David Laitphlang was selected as secretary general.  

APC president Taba Ajum was selected as vice president of NIJF.  The federation will seek affiliation with Indian Journalists Union which will enable it to get affiliation with International Freedom of Expression Exchange.  The federation will lobby government, media publishers, broadcasters, international community and other relevant bodies in support of freedom of expression and rights of media workers with special focus on North East region.

Secretary of Indian Journalists Union Geetartha Pathak while summing up the gathering emphasized on the need for better coordination between journalist communities of NE region, so that every media related issues can be fought unitedly.  He also spoke about the need for journalist communities of NE region to develop network with fellow fraternities’ members from national and international level.

Pathak believed that North East India Federation of Journalists (NIJF) will play the crucial role of connecting press fraternities of NE region with rest of the world.



Know Your Army Mela’ to strengthen civilian-military relationship

ITANAGAR, Jun 10: The generally quiet and relic town of Tawang woke up to synchronized sound of army band playing in perfect harmony. The occasion was Know Your Army Mela -- a two days event organized by 190 Mtn Brigade (Army) in collaboration with NGOs Yuva Arunachal and Dayal Foundation here yesterday, according to an Army release.

Know Your Army Mela is an exhibition to encourage the youths to join the armed forces and strengthen bonds between Army and local people.

In his inaugural address, Yuva Arunachal President Chombay Kee applauded the efforts of Army in growth of Tawang.

Parliamentary Secretary Jambey Tashi spoke in length on various issues where civil and military force can work together. He also expressed gratitude to army for contributing immensely towards development of the district.

Tawang Deputy Commissioner Abhishek Dev, Zilla Chairperson Jambey Tsering and Commander 190 Mtn Bde Brigadier J S Rajpurohit were also present on the occasion.

The ‘Mela’ witnessed people participating not only from Tawang but also interior villages and Jung as well.

A total of 20 stalls were put up and various equipments and weapons with requisite details were displayed.  To entertain the audience a vivid pipe band display and performances by the garrison jazz band was also on offer.

The information stall which provided information on various entry schemes of army with the help of books, charts and video clippings was an added attraction.

A cultural programme exhibiting the rich cultural heritage in the form of traditional dances of India was a soothing experience.  The cultural programme was presented by the troops as well as civilians of Tawang.

A painting competition was also organized where 354 painters participated.

“This Mela will certainly help civilians know army better, help strengthen the bond between the Army and local people and encourage youths to join the Indian Army,” the release said.



DRP report on Lower Subansiri a mere eyewash: KMSS

Guwahati, Jun 10: The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti today alleged that the Dam Design Review Panel (DDRP) report on Lower Subansiri Hydro Power Project was merely an eyewash and has not addressed the areas of major concern raised by various quarters.

"The DDRP has converted all larger and complex issues related to Lower Subansiri Hydro Power Project as a mere issue of spillway trouble which means some minor technical problem related to overflow of stored water from the dam", KMSS President Akhil Gogoi told reporters here today.

The DDRP report has not addressed the larger issues of landslides, downstream impacts, flood control, ecological damages to aquatic wealth and earthquakes, he alleged.

The full DDRP report is not in public domain and the three page conclusions and recommendations that have been made public does accept a number of fundamental concerns about the safety, design and adequacy of the Lower Subansiri project, highlighted by earlier reports but the refusal to accept other conclusions, including inadequacy of the seismic design parameters was unacceptable, Gogoi said.

Moreover, the DDRP constituted of largely government officers, mainly from the same institutions that had so far sanctioned and pushed the project in current form and which had already proved to be unsafe.

"This body, therefore, cannot be trusted and the report of the DDRP will need to be reviewed by a credible independent body", he added.

Gogoi further said that taking the project forward in current form would be playing with the safety of the lives of thousands living in the project impact zone--both upstream and downstream, and would not be prudent regarding the social, environment and financial investments. PTI



Congress regime ruins people’s aspiration: PPA

Raju Mimi

ROING, Jun 10: People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) legislator Laeta Umbrey has dubbed the Congress government in the state as ‘sell out,’ and accused it of letting down the aspirations of Arunachali people. Umbrey was speaking to his supporters yesterday in the Multicultural centre in Roing to mobilize support for the party.

Umbrey attacked the Congress stalwarts in the state saying “they cannot even raise their heads in front of Congress high command in New Delhi.” He said it is unfortunate that to these leaders we call them ‘Honourables.’  

Referring to such gestures as ‘slave mentality’, Umbrey said such attitude is not acceptable to any self respecting Arunachali. “The Congress regime in the state has crushed the aspirations of our Arunachali people.”

Claiming PPA party as the true representation of Arunachali people, he said it is the only a regional party that can fulfill the true socioeconomic and political aspirations of our people.

He rubbished the notion that without toeing the Centre, the state will be unable to stand on its own without central assistance. Citing the example of Nagaland, he said, “The state is ruled by Naga People’s Front (NPF), a regional party. Yet they are not falling behind in development or in generating resources of their own.”

He asks, “Has Centre stopped giving assistance to Nagaland because it is ruled by a regional party?”

Claiming PPA to have strong support base among intellectual masses of the state, he said in his 25 years in politics as parliamentarian and as legislator, he never felt responded so much as today after he joined PPA.

Umbrey lamented that because the Congress regime in the state is at the mercy of high command, huge amount money is lavishly spent during the visits of central ministers and observers. “This is appeasing and causes unnecessary lose to our state exchequer.”

He made a point in stating that state government has no role in any of the visible infrastructure projects today. He said in the past, under mere Rs 300 crore as annual state budget, the state was able to manage all the developmental activities, cutting roads in the mountains, building offices and schools.

“The roads that we see today are funded by Central Road Funds (CRF). The facilities we get in hospitals are managed under central schemes like NRHM. The school facilities are all provided through central assistance under SSA and RMSA. So where is the annual state allocation of Rs 3500 crore pocketed?”  

Today’s gathering was also a morale boosting exercise for the party after PPA faced huge setback in the recent panchayat polls held in May 16.  

“We must accept failures. In my political career, I have faced defeat several times, and also seen victories,” he told his supporters.

He, however, claimed “PPA had better candidates compared to Congress. If we put up open debate, then they can’t fare in comparison with our candidates. Nor are they capable, they lack experience. All they have is the strength of money and greed for posts.”



NHPC scholarships to students of project affected families


ROING, Jun 10: National Hydro Electric Corporation (NHPC) Limited awarded merit scholarship amounting to Rs 2.87 lakh in total to 35 meritorious students from the Project Affected Families (PAF) of 3000MW Dibang Multipurpose Project (DMP) in a simple ceremony held in Anchal Samity Hall here today.

This scholarship is paid as grant to the students under NHPC’s Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) and in fulfilling its promise for educational upliftment of local communities.

Giving away the scholarships to the students, Kalyani Namchoom, Extra Assistant Commissioner (EAC) said, “The scholarship is an award of financial aid for those students so that the money does not become a barrier in pursuing his or her education.” She advised the students to utilize the scholarship judiciously. She also praised NHPC Ltd for its timely assistance to the needy students.

Showering his wishes to the recipient students, V K Maini, General Manager, DMP, Roing said NHPC Ltd is committed to share the social responsibilities, to help meritorious students in the their studies through such scholarships.

He said NHPC is ready for such CSR activities, which will bring positive development of the local area.

Besides NHPC officials, the ceremony was attended by Hindu Meme, Block Resource Centre Coordinator (BRCC), Hunli  who in his speech extended his gratitude to NHPC for the assistance and hoped that the company will in future also lend similar helping hand in supporting  meritorious students who are needy and talented.  

Lower Dibang Valley DDSE T Tatak and Headmaster N Gamno also attended the function.



Umbrey stresses on quality education

ROING, Jun 10: The first quarterly district level monitoring committee (DLMC) meeting of SSA, RMSA and mid-day meal schemes of Lower Dibang Valley district was held under the initiative of Deputy Commissioner cum Member Secretary, District Mission SSA/RMSA Shiv Kumar in his office chamber today.

Presiding over the meeting, MLA Laeta Umbrey called upon all the newly elected Panchayat leaders and public to work towards imparting quality education to our children. “Failures to give quality education to our own children is a failure for all of us and a loss for future generation,” he said.

“The School Management Committees, the Panchayat and public leaders must not look for selfish gains and every one must strive to make education policies successful for the betterment of the coming generation,” he said.

“For this we must work as a team leaving behind our political differences with close coordination and cooperation with Heads of the Department”, he added.

Lauding the Deputy Commissioner’s continued efforts for the welfare of the people, he termed the meeting as “open, fruitful and successful one”.   

 “SSA is a very unique and properly planned Education Policy by the Govt of India but we are failing in its implementation. If properly implemented, these schemes can revolutionize and bring sea change in the education system of entire country,” said Deputy Commissioner Shiv Kumar.

Emphasizing on proper implementation of schemes, he said that fund would be released only after proper inspection. He asked the DDSE cum District Project Officer (DPO) to write to the NGOs, that has taken up the functioning of Residential Schools to make it functional within a week or else to take disciplinary action against them.

He also requested the newly PRI leaders to make regular inspection of the schools under their jurisdiction and also sought their cooperation to work for improvement of education and health sectors.

Newly elected ZPM Kaling Pertin of Dambuk Anchal Block requested for posting of Senior Teachers at GHSS Dambuk. He informed that shortage of Senior Teachers in the school has adversely affected the academic studies of students. He also stressed on proper maintenance of residential school buildings of Dambuk at the earliest.

Informed that the newly established residential school at Injonu was running without water supply facility and electricity, Koronu ZPM Menga Umpo demanded for providing the same facilities in the school immediately. He also demanded immediate maintenance of the Hostel buildings of Secondary School, Koronu which is in a pathetic condition.

Iduli ZPM Sipa Miuli informed about the dilapidated conditions of school buildings under Iduli Anchal Block and high rate of SSA teachers absenteeism.

Earlier, T Tatak DDSE cum DPO/DMO highlighted the achievements and calendar of activities under District Mission SSA & RMSA.

Meanwhile Abu Saring, DAEO highlighted the achievements under mid-day meal schemes for the year 2012-13 through PowerPoint presentation.

Representatives from NGOs, Komini Meto, Chairman AMMS and R K Paul, Secretary AMYAA also spoke on the occasion.  DIPRO




NCP celebrates foundation day

ITANAGAR, Jun 10: The rank and file of Nationalist Congress Party, Arunachal Pradesh unit celebrated the 15th Foundation Day with much gay and mirth at its Papu Nallah Office, Naharlagun today.

Speaking on the occasion, Party’s State President Kahfa Bengia highlighted the major achievements of the party at the Centre and State as well. Bengia informed that the approval  and sanction of huge Rs. 900 crore for Green Airfield at Karsingsa was the outcome of the continuous follow up action by NCP State leadership with Praful Patel the then Union Civil Aviation Minister, the huge release of fund under disaster and Calamity Relief Head, one time relaxation and release of pending PDS Bills, approval of network of FCI Godowns and Cold Chains across the State were all due to sincere efforts of Sharad Pawar, Praful Patel and Tariq Anwar at the Centre.

Congratulating the newly elected Councilors, ZPMs, Anchal Chairpersons and other winners at the grass root level, Bengia urged the party workers to shoulder bigger responsibilities in the days to come.

According to him the party with almost no resources in its exchequer has still done miracle in the recently concluded Municipal Election at Itanagar and Naharlagun.

Citing an example, out of 10 tickets issued in 30 Members Municipality Ward at Itanagar Naharlaugn, the relatively conscious voters of the twin city capital have given their thumping mandate to four candidates and close second to rest six.

To mark the occasion, the NCP, Arunachal adopted a single-point resolution dedicated to the labour and working class for better standard of life and enhancement of wages from Rs. 4000 to Rs. 7000 per month or at per with other states.

Bengia further informed the gathering the decision of the party high command not to have any pre-poll alliance in the ensuing Parliamentary and Assembly Election in 2014 with the Ruling Congress in the State while keeping its option open with the Regional People’s Party of Arunachal on win win basis.

Earlier, Bengia inaugurated the Party’s new office at Papu Nallah.

Making the vision of the party clear, T Naksang, General Secretary cum Spokesman of the party informed that the party will continue playing its constructive opposition role and will not dilute its stand on reckless signing of MoAs without the prior and informed consent of the land owners and without a prior signing of Water Sharing Treaty with China, illegal mining, rampant corruption, real devolution of financial power to PRI and Municipality bodies,  no to PRC to non APST, refugee issue, border issue, law and order and protecting the interest of the student community, Govt. employees, gender equality, State Commission on Human Right, Commission for Youths, farmers amendment of the protection of Indigenous Faith Bill, transparency, good governance and accountability.

The celebration was attended by party office bearers, all executive members, elected councilors, contesting assembly candidates and municipality ward candidates.



Training for e-governance prog

ANINI, Jun 10: Training on State e-Governance Service Delivery Gateway & State Portal Project for departmental officials was organized by the Department of Information Technology in collaboration with National Informatics Centre, Anini and Hewlette Packard (HP) at NIC office here.

Amitava Mukhopadhyay and Gourav Chakraborty, Software Engineers of HP Kolkata assisted by Yana Gyati (NIC Anini), conducted the training. They imparted basic knowledge on computer and the process how a citizen should register their names in the state govt. portal, fill up e-forms and send it through the portal. They also explained the objective of National e-Governance Plan of Indian Government which aims to lay the foundation and provide the impetus for long-term growth of e-Governance within the country.

E-Form interface will enable the citizens of Arunachal Pradesh to apply for a government service through online and offline aids. Citizens will also be able to track the status of their application for the government services online.

This E-Form Application will bridge the gap between citizens and the government as the services offered by the later will be availed by the citizens more efficiently.

They further informed that four departments, namely Agriculture, Social Welfare, Land Management and Labour & Employment have been taken up by the Govt for the initial stage. The State Govt portal, www.arunachal.gov.in will soon be operational for e-governance, they added.

Earlier, inaugurating the training CO Nikita Panggam encouraged the participants to take full benefit of the training.  Around 14 officials from various departments attended the training program. DIPRO



Capital Complex Dree Football tourney begins

ITANAGAR, Jun 10: Dree football tournament organized by Capital Complex Dree Festival Committee (CCDFC) began at Rajiv Gandhi stadium, Naharlagun today.

The inaugural match was played between 5 times champions (in junior category) Michi United (MU) and Peagasus-XI in which the former defeated the latter 8-0.

In the senior category, Service-XI trounced Next Generation Society (NGSFC) by 5-1 goal.

Earlier, declaring the tournament open, Dr. Dani Duri, Chairman, Capital Complex Dree Festival Committee (CCDFC) asked the young players to play fare game and show their potential in the field of sports through the tournament. He also advised the young players to maintain discipline to achieve the desired goal in life.

The tournament is played in league cum knock-out format.

A total of 15 teams are participating in the tournament in senior and junior groups.


At Ziro, last year’s runner up All Hija Sports Association (AHSA) beat newcomer Diibo Football Club (DFC) 4-0 in a league match on the second day football tournament organized by Central Dree Festival Committee at Subansiri Stadium Hapoli today.

Earlier in the first match of the day, High Definition Football Club (HDFC) defeated Zeal Football Club (ZFC) by 2-1 goal.

Diibo Sports Club will meet Laji Bogia Sports Club in torrow’s first match while Hari Sports Club will play against Zamara Club Siro in the second match.

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Pollution and water shortage

Most of the world will face acute water shortages in as little as a generation or two if we do not put the brakes on pollution and waste, warned scientists. Already, a third of the world's seven million people have inadequate access to fresh water.

"In just a few generations, the majority of earth's nine billion people will be living under the handicap of severe pressure on fresh water," said Charles Vorosmarty, co-chairman of the Global Water System Project, the research body. "These self-inflicted wounds have long-term legacy effects that are not easy to turn around."

Humans use up an area the size of South America to grow crops and another as large as Africa to raise livestock. Two-thirds of major river deltas are threatened because of groundwater extraction while in India a number of large dams are distorting natural river flows on which ecosystems have depended for ages. Much of the damage is being caused by the use of fertilizers and pesticides and sewerage.

UN-Water, a coordinating body for water efforts by UN groups, says Earth has about 35 million cubic kilometres of fresh water - 70 per cent of it locked up in ice and permanent snow cover. Thirty percent of freshwater is stored underground in groundwater, which constitutes 97 percent of all freshwater potentially available for human use.

About 0.3 percent is found in lakes and rivers. Experts say some 3,800 cubic kilometres of fresh water are extracted from aquatic ecosystems around the world each year, partly as a result of global warming.

Change in educational qualification not desirable

Dear Editor,

This is in reference to the letter “Make amendment” (June 6) written by some of our friends.  Many of Arts graduates have already applied for the said post, so it would not be appropriate to change the education qualification to Diploma in Disaster management in the middle of recruitment process.

We would also like to appeal to APPSC not to make Maths paper compulsory one for the posts of Field Publicity Officer (FPO) and Field Officer (FO), or else, please reduce the marks of maths paper to 50 % in comparison to other papers. Only this way, there will be fair competition for the Arts students.


Bomker Baser

Arjun Tana, Naharlagun



Please reschedule recruitment roster

Dear Editor,

The police authority has decided to conduct Special Recruitment Rally (Sub-Inspector) for Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts on 17th June 2013 with physical fitness test and fix the date of written exam on 23rd June 2013 at Jairampur, Changlang District. We, on behalf of Coordination Committee of Tirap, Changlang and Longding District Students Union would like extend our sincere thanks to State Govt. and Director General of Police, Arunachal Pradesh for its decision to conduct the recruitment at the earliest. But the problem is that the date which is fixed for written exam ( June 23) collides with Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Central Police Organization (CPO) exam (Sub-Inspector).

The Committee on behalf of appearing candidates in both exams request Director General of Police of Arunachal Pradesh and Recruitment Officer of Sub Inspector Special Recruitment Rally for Tirap, Changlang and Longding to reschedule the written examination date at least for one week or 3 days for the benefit of those candidates. The 2/3rd of the candidates of Special Package of Sub Inspector are also applying for the SSC CPO Exam on 23rd June 2013.

We appeal the concern recruitment authority and DGP Arunachal Pradesh to look after the matter immediately and take early solution for the benefit of insurgent affected district unemployed youth.


Babu Thingnok,


Tetro sawin, Member Secretary Coordination Committee District Students Union, TLC




Daporijo roads need Govt attention

Dear Editor,

Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I being a citizen of Upper Subansiri district, would like to draw the attention of the authority concerned and pressure groups towards the pathetic condition of the roads in Daporijo town.

During recent visit to my home town Daporijo on the occasion of Panchayat election, I found that the New Market Daporijo to Sikar-rijo road has developed potholes. Half portion of the road is not motorable due to damages caused by landslide. There is no proper drainage system. School students, shops keepers, office goers suffer most during rainy season.   And during sunny days, the road gets too dusty. Therefore, I would like to request the authorities to renovate the road  with quality works for the benefit of local people.


Jesu Dagium

RGU, Doimukh.