June  20



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





Training prog on use of women friendly tools for farm women

ITANAGAR, Jun 19: A one day training programme on use of women friendly tools in agriculture was organized today by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Lower Dibang Valley at instructional farm of KVK based at Balek Village

Nanang Tamut (SMS Home Sc) briefed farm women/ farmers about advantages of using farm tools such as reducing of labour scarcity problems as well as health oriented problems like back  ache,  heart beat etc.

Besides this demonstration on farm tools (procured from ICAR Barapani, Shillong) such as Wheel Hoe for removing weeds in vegetable plots and Maize sheller (tubular) in Maize Shelling was also organized for the participants. Linning Tamut, Farm Manager and Dr. T J Ramesha Programme Coordinator also participated in the programme.

A total number of 18 farm women /farmers actively participated in the programme and expressed their willingness to use improved farm tools for on time cultivation of crops, bring more area under cultivation and combat labour scarcity problems in agriculture.


Union demands posting of COs in five circles of 18-Palin Assembly Constituency

ITANAGAR, Jun 19: Informing that the five circles under 18-Palin Assembly Constituency under Kurung Kumey district are functioning without circle officers (COs), the All Plain Chambang Yangte Gangte & Tarak Langdi Students’ Union (APCYGTSU) has urged upon the chief secretary to post COs in all the circles as early as possible.

In a memorandum submitted to the chief secretary, the union stated that Palin, Chambang, Yangte, Gangte & Tarak-Langdi are functioning without COs because of which there is no proper administration in the area.


Bandh call supported

ITANAGAR, Jun 19: The Arunachal Pradesh Social Activist Federation (APSAF) and Arunachal Minority Students’ Union (AMSU) have come to the support of All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Forum (AAPYF) and Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Organization (APSO) for calling 12-hour capital bandh on June 26 next against non-fulfillment of its demand by the state government.

In a release, it urged the state government to immediately fulfill the demands made by AAPYF and APSO saying that the demand is very authentic and is in the interest of Arunachal Pradesh.


Meritorious students felicitated

ITANAGAR, Jun 19: The Jollang Village Development Committee felicitated the meritorious students of CBSE X and XII 2013 of Jollang village on June 16 last.

Attending as the chief guest, Assistant Engineer, PWD, Tadar Nikia instilled in youngsters the importance of education and distributed trophies and mementos to the students.

The day which coincided with the Fathers’ day also witnessed a volley ball competition between fathers and youngsters of which the former became the winner.


AAPMPWA appeals for release of pending salary

ITANAGAR, Jun 19: The All Arunachal Pradesh Multi-Purpose Worker Association (AAPMPWA) under the department of health service has appealed the state programme officer, National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme(NVBDCP) to release its pending salary  without any further delay.

In a letter submitted to the state programme officer, NVBDCP stated that the multipurpose workers are facing lots of problems due to the non-disbursement of its salary for the past eight months.


Govt. College, Doimukh shifted

ITANAGAR, Jun 19: Govt. College, Doimukh presently functioning at Arunachal Law Academy Building, Lekhi is being shifted to the hostel campus of Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Doimukh. The building is the unoccupied girl’s hostel which will host the college on a temporary basis.

Local MLA cum parliamentary secretary planning Nabam Rebia and Director higher & technical education Dr Joram Begi who visited the site today expressed satisfaction and further asked the concerned authority to complete the maintenance work at the earliest.

The college will formally start functioning from July 1 next.


Oath taking ceremony of PRI members held

SEPPA, Jun 19: CO cum member secretary Topek Kakki administered the oath of office to newly elected PRI members of Bameng West and East at Kameng Hall, Seppa today.

Addressing the PRI members in the maiden meeting Kakki said that both PRI members and Govt. servants of the area should unite together and think and act for the development. He urged to PRI members to monitor the functioning of schools, anganwadi centers in their jurisdiction. He also highlighted on the schemes activities undertaken in RD departments.

Bameng West ZPM G Sonam also advised PRI members to work for the welfare of the people rather than individual interest.


Training on e-governance held at Khonsa

KHONSA, Jun 19: One day training on state e-governance service delivery gateway and state portal project (SSDG and SPP) was held at Khonsa today.

ADC H Matcha formally inaugurated the training programme amidst a huge gathering. In his address Matcha asked the trainees to take the training seriously as it would stand them in good stead adding that e-governance cannot be ignored in this fast changing world.

DIO, NIC Ajay Kumar Singh highlighted the importance of e-governance.

The representatives from the departments of Agriculture, Labour and Employment, Land Record and Social Welfare actively participated training which was imparted by the resource persons from HP India. DIPRO


Minister collapses in office

AIZAWL, Jun 19: Mizoram minister for Sports and Urban development and poverty alleviation Zodintluanga was taken ill while working in his office this afternoon, official sources said.

At first the doctors suspected cardiac arrest or hypertension, but they later found that he was very tired due to heavy load of work and collapsed at around 4 pm, the sources said.

He was treated inside his office chamber by a team of doctors who also announced that the minister was out of danger. PTI


AAPKGBVTA calls off pen down strike

ITANAGAR, Jun 19: The All Arunachal Pradesh Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya Teachers’ Association (AAPKGBVTA) has decided to call off its ongoing pen down strike for six months.

In a release, it informed that the decision has been taken after it was assured by the education minister that the issue of enhancement of KGBV staff salary has already been taken up by the MHRD, GoI.

The minister had requested for the enhancement of KGBV staff salary to the high level officers from MHRD who came visiting recently to which the team assured of taking up the matter to the Union Sub Committee at the earliest, it said.

Meanwhile, the association has warned of resuming the strike if the demand is not fulfilled within six months.


Drive against illegal stone crushing units

PASIGHAT, Jun 19: Acting on the DC’s instruction, Assistant Mineral Development Officer (AMDO) A Komut with the help of Mebo ADC O Dai raided in Moruk area under Mebo subdivision and sealed four illegal stone crusher units.

The units which came under the scanner, violated govt. prescribed rules and they did not obtain legal permits from the competent authority to run their business, stated the Deputy Commissioner RK Mishra. He further informed that the owners/operators were asked several times to obtain legal permission from the district administration but they failed to do so. More such units in other areas in the district will also be treated as illegal and the administration will seal them shortly, he added. The DC instructed the AMDO to keep a vigil on such activities and warned of stern action against the illegal owners who are operating their businesses in the district. DIPRO






339 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


Over 700 patients benefited from free eye camp

Changlang, Jun 19: A Free Eye checkup cum Cataract Operation camp was conducted by Central Mobile Unit, National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB), Naharlagun at  Diyun, a remote circle of Changlang district with the active cooperation of District Health  Society (NPCB), Changlang and the Staffs of Diyun CHC. During the five day camp, over 760 patients were screened and treated with free medicine and 72 cases including 57 cataracts were operated by CMU team led by Dr. K.K. Deb and Dr. Taba Khanna. The other members of team were P.K. Behra, OT technician, D. Maity, PMOA, D. Bagra, PMOA, Gupa Das, PMOA, Bamin Ampi, PMOA and R.P. Sharma, NA. The team also examined and assessed Children With Special Needs (CWSN) of Changlang district and necessary certification done as desired by the District Administration.  The Central Mobile Unit, NPCB will continue to conduct such camps in the different parts of the state in its effort to reduce blindness burden of Arunachal Pradesh.



Orgs recommend magisterial enquiry into death of a youth

ZIRO, Jun 19: A mediatory  meeting was held at the office chamber of Lower Subansiri deputy commissioner Marnya Ete here today on the recent incident which led to the death of a youth Kapu Tajam at Ziro. The  meeting presided over the  the DC was attended by Nyishi Elite Society President Bengia Tollum, All Nyishi Students Union President Sikka Gapak, Apatani Cultural and Literary Society president Dr. Hage Tam, Lower Subansiri Zilla Parishad Chairperson Hage Kobing and community elders and they univocally condemned the incident and termed the loss of young Tajam and subsequent burial at site of incident as unfortunate. It recommended for a magisterial enquiry to unravel the truth behind the death of late Tajam. It also opined that law should be allowed to take its own course regardless of community. The organizations appealed to people to maintain peace and tranquility and refrain from spreading rumour saying it would aggravate the situation.

It is said that all accused were arrested soon after the incident and they have been sent to judicial remand.  Among others, Deputy SP, ANSU members and community elders were present in the meeting.

Meanwhile, the district administration has promulgated 144 CrPC in the town from 6 pm to 5 am in order to bring the situation into normal. DIPRO incharge



AAPSU regrets the act of vandalism

ITANAGAR, Jun 19: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) today expressed regret over the recent vandalization of NRL Petrol depot  by group of unknown miscreants.  

AAPSU President Kamta Lapung clarified that fake slip in the name of AAPSU General Secretary was used to take fuel and there was no signature of its GS  in the slip and also the abbreviation of AAPSU was incomplete when examined by the AAPSU on the spot. Lapung further added that AAPSU is planning to strictly deal with that person involved in the incident. Lapung said "Tony Pertin is a respected person of Arunachal but at least he should first inform the AAPSU or to him before using social networking site like facebook to put bad remark on AAPSU.

AAPSU President further told that the Union is for whole Arunachal people and works for the betterment of the student community. He urges the higher authority that Pertin’s NRL Petrol depot must be properly verified and also appeals Pertin not to fight for a refugee from Bhutan. Instead, he appeals Pertin to fight for the cause of Arunachal people and not to damage the image of AAPSU.

"If this thing happens again and no cooperation from the Tony Pertin received, AAPSU will launch boycott movement against the NRL Petrol pump, as there is provision of 12.5  per cent help from the company side to the social activists for social works,” Kamta Lapung said.  

AAPSU President also warned those organizations who are using PRC issue as their issue for self profit. He told that PRC is one of Union’s major issue taken up from the past and still fighting for it for the welfare of the people of Arunachal Pradesh.



Violence not solution to any problem: BJP

ITANAGAR, Jun 19: The Bharatiya Janata Party Arunachal Pradesh expresses deep shock over the violent attack and ransacking of NRL Petrol pump near Naharlagun on Monday. Violence is not the solution to any problem  in a civilized society and it is unhealthy for those in the management of an organizational  set up for the noble purposes, the party said.

The apex body of students has important role to play in the fast changing society and they are supposed to be tomorrow’s guardians of the state and nation, and the society has high hope on the younger generations, the BJP said adding “because of some individuals the apex body of the students need not be allowed to misdirect the society.”

“It once again has established that the Judiciary and Executive tangle makes Arunachal Pradesh a safe heaven for the miscreants and even hard core criminals,’’ the party said in a release. The Party further said most of the time state police are alone to be blamed for the slip off, however, closer look shows that the ineffective and rot system is the root cause helping even those of hard core criminals to get away.  It is high time CM Nabam Tuki led state Congress Govt should open its eyes and sense the gravity of the deteriorating law and order situations, the BJP said.

The Party also wanted to know why the state Govt should not have separate Home Minister.



We have miles to go: Aruni

ITANAGAR, Jun 19: The five councillors nominated by the Chief Councillor Higio Aruni to hold the office of Empowered Standing Committee of Itanagar Municipality were administered Oath of Secrecy today by the District Magistrate, Itanagar Capital Complex Pige Ligu in the Conference Hall of Director Urban Development and Town Planning, Itanagar. The Committee members are Tarh Nachung, Gangte Togung, Taba Yall Nabam, Ngurang Yache and Tadik Tagru.

Seeking cooperation of all the Councillors, the Chief Councillor said that since the Municipality has been formed for the first time, we have a long way to go. We should walk together in unison with a little patience.

Earlier, AC Baruah, SDO cum AMRO,  Likha Suraj, Town Planner cum Municipal Secretary also spoke on the occasion.

Amongst others Techi Kaso, MLA attended the programme. DIPRO



DC conducts unannounced visit to schools

PASIGHAT, Jun 19: Taking out some times from his busy schedule, the Deputy Commissioner RK Mishra today made unannounced inspection to schools. He visited four schools namely Paglek and Town Middle schools, Gandhi and SFS (Pvt) Secondary schools during the day and interacted with the teachers and students.

While interacting with the teachers and students, Mishra said that the government is making all out efforts for making sure that best education infrastructure is available and adequate staff is posted in the schools. He gave some educational tips to them and further stated that “The present era is era of competition and teachers have multifaceted role to play, on one hand they have to impart quality education and on the other parents are to be approached and motivated for making sure that students are sent to school on regular basis”.

In his message to the parents, he appealed to ensure that their children attend schools regularly and they are progressing well in their studies, adding that constant motivation and monitoring at home is very important in child education. DIPRO



Educational tours for students

ITANAGAR, Jun 19:  Lower Dibang Valley District Deputy Commissioner Shiv Kumar  flagged off the Educational Tour of APST students of Class VI-VII at Roing here today.

In the first excursion trip, 40 meritorious students from seven schools of the district are going to visit Guwahati.

Altogether, 280 APST students of Class VI-VII  from the district will be taken for educational tour in seven trips during the year under the programme. The programme is being organized by SSA District Mission, Lower Dibng Valley District, Roing.

Deputy Commissioner extended best wishes to the students before flagging off. Administrative Officers, Head Masters and Officers and Officials from SSA District Mission were present during flagging-off ceremony. The students were escorted by S K Tamang, Coordinator (MIS & Planning). DIPRO

At Seppa, East Kameng District Deputy Commissioner Tarin Dakpe flagged off the students’ exposure tour.

Altogether, 20 students from Seppa east are visiting Sikkim. The programme is being organized by SSA District Mission, East Kameng District.



46th Dree Football Tournament

AHSA, HSC enter semi-final

Yachang Tacho

ZIRO, Jun 19: Last year’s runner up, All Hija Sports Association (AHSA) has trounced High Definition Football Club (HDFC) by 5-0 in third quarter final match of 46th Dree Football Tournament played here today at Subansiri Stadium, Hapoli. Thereby, AHSA got the berth for semi final.

It was Kago Ajam, who opened an account for AHSA in 3rd minute of kicked off followed by Kago Lampung and Pura Pussang in 8th and 33rd minutes of first half. In second half, Nada Tamo and Dani Tamang added one goal each in 48th and 62nd minutes. HDFC could not score any goal till the end of the match.

In second match of the day, the last quarter final of the tournament was played between Hari Sports Club (HSC) and Laji Bogia Sports Club (LBSC) in which former defeated later by 1-0 and become the fourth team to enter into semi final.

In first half, neither of the team could score any goal despite repeated attacks and counter attacks from both the side. However, just after two minutes from lemon break, HSC got an opportunity of corner shoot. Receiving the corner shoot in air, Hage Kemo sent the ball into net by heading. Thereby, HSC was leading with 1-0. With this goal, Hage Kemo becomes the highest individual scorer of the tournament with 6 goals so far.

Despite aggressiveness in their attack, LBSC could not succeed retaliate any goal and the full time ended with 1-0 goal. Interestingly, jersey No. 15 of the both team, Gyati Chama of HSC and Habung Nada of LBSC received yellow card for making arguments.

The first semi final match will be played between last year’s defending champion Sojang Lapang Sports Club and Diibo Sports Club on June 21 next while today’s winner teams All Hija Sports Association will meet Hari Sports Club in second semi final match on June 22 next.



Capital Complex Dree

Festival Football Tournament

MUFC and NGS reach finals

NAHARLAGUN,  Jun 19: The knock out stage of the Capital Complex Dree Festival Football Tournament show some thrilling encounters both in the senior and junior category here at R.G stadium today.

In the first semi final match in the junior category, the five times defending champions Michi United FC proved once again why they are champions  by defeating G- Sector FC (GSFC) by the score of 2-1. Koj Tajang of (MUFC) proved to be the golden player by scoring both goals for the winner. Kago Gyaro scored a solitary for the (ESFC). The match was heading for a draw till the last quarter of the match when three goals were scored in quick succession. Later Koj Tajang of MUFC was adjudged man of the match for his match winning performance.

In the other semi final match (senior category) Next Generation Society (NGS) booked their place in the final by defeating Pineland FC (PFC) in the penalty shootout. Both the teams were tied  1-1 at the end of regulation time, even extra time could not produce any goals for the teams. The Match was finally decided on penalty shoot-out where (NGS) emerged winner by converting all their shots into goals through Habung Nikang, Habung Tamo, Michi Ranka, Millo Laji and Mudang Tamer. Later Habung Tamo, of (NGS) was declared man of the match. Other semi final matches will be played tomorrow between SAMCO Aasthe and ASUCC-I in the junior category and in the senior category, Service-XI takes on Itanagar FC (IFC).

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Most species at risk from climate change

Most species at greatest risk from climate change are not currently conservation priorities, finds an IUCN study that introduces a pioneering method to assess the vulnerability of species to climate change. The paper, published in the journal PLOS ONE, is one of the biggest studies of its kind, assessing all of the world's birds, amphibians and corals. It draws on the work of more than 100 scientists over a period of five years.

Up to 83 per cent of birds, 66 per cent of amphibians and 70 per cent of corals that were identified as highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change are not currently considered threatened with extinction on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. They are therefore unlikely to be receiving focused conservation attention, according to the study.

Up to nine percent of all birds, 15 per cent of all amphibians and nine percent of all corals that were found to be highly vulnerable to climate change are already threatened with extinction. These species are threatened by unsustainable logging and agricultural expansion but also need urgent conservation action in the face of climate change, according to the authors.

The study's novel approach looks at the unique biological and ecological characteristics that make species more or less sensitive or adaptable to climate change. Conventional methods have focussed largely on measuring the amount of change to which species are likely to be exposed. IUCN will use the approach and results to ensure The IUCN Red List continues to provide the best possible assessments of extinction risk, including due to climate change.

Confusion continues

Dear Editor,

This is with reference to letter published in your esteemed daily by Taring Mama acting chairperson of Arunachal citizens Right (ACR). As per his knowledge one individual can avail both ST and Minority privileges. As per my observation it is impossible. Through the RTI, we found some interesting information from department of social justice, empowerment and tribal affair Government of Arunachal Pradesh. We had asked, constitutionally if an ST converts to any religion will he/she remain ST?

The reply by the department was yes. But a person can obtain benefit either from ST or Minority and there should not be duplicity. For instance Indira Awas Yojna house scheme. If a person gets benefit under IAY from Minority status, he/she should not get benefit of IAY from any other source as a ST.  But as per the statement made by the Arunachal citizen rights Acting Chairperson one individual can avail both ST and Minority privileges. A big confusion is whether the department or Government runs ACR. The social organization must always fight for the public service and indigenous people. They should not work as the government agency. Government has several agencies to reply the public grievances and we should let them answer our question.

ACR was a strong social organization in late 2004. If we look back, the Arunachal Citizens Right leader’s fought for public cause and they were the one to file PIL against the government for Rs 1000 Corers PDS scam. Therefore we respect such type of strong organization.  

In India minority includes Muslim, Sikhs, Christian and Zoroastrian have been notified as minority communities under section 2(c) of the national commission for minorities Act 1992. Under article 30(1) of the constitution uses linguistics and religious believe for identifying minority.

•     The four districts of Arunachal Pradesh which have both low socio economic and basic amenities parameters have been has been selected under Category ‘A’ minority. East Kameng, Changlang, Lower Subansiri and Tirap districts are part of category A district. (East Kameng- Christian population is 14550 which means total 26% of population is minority in district) (Lower Subansiri-Christian population is 24,078 total which means 25 % people are minority, Tirap district has 55% Christian population).

•     Another sub category B1 list of District which have socio economic parameter below national average are Tawang, West kameng and Papum Pare. Tawang District has buddhist population of 29,083 and Sikhs 420 which means in total 78 percent citizen comes under Minority, West Kameng Buddhist population is 33,104 therefore total 47 percent people comes under minority and in Papum pare Christian population is 36,574 total which means 33% of citizen are minority.

On the above percentage, who will be called as the minority? Most of Christian believer are indigenous people and Buddhist follower are also tribal.  They all are enjoying facilities as schedule tribe status.

In Papum Pare, Lower subansiri and East kameng district tribes like Nyishi, Apatani, Aka and Miji resides. Some of these populations are the believer of the Christianity. Will they be counted as minority or ST in Arunachal Pradesh? And who are the minority in these districts?


Tadar Tarish


Arunachal Law Students Union




We all need to unite and stand up together

Dear Editor,

I am overwhelmed by the response of the public in my fight against the atrocities unleashed by the activists of AAPSU. This means I am no longer alone in this fight against injustice. For how long shall we tolerate being bullied and intimidated? For how long shall we keep quiet and ignore all these atrocities? How they expect me to give free fuel to them? If they are indeed on real AAPSU duty on behalf of the State, can`t they have atleast the courtesy to make a request? Many have suffered the same fate before me and in order to prevent that from happening to anyone else in future, we all need to rise up, united and peacefully. Everybody has had enough. If this habit of taking away other’s goods and materials for free is imbibed in our young Arunachalees, how appropriate would it be to call them “OUR FUTURE”? All that I have done is raised my voice against the misdeeds of the activists of AAPSU and they, on the other hand, have resorted to violence. For how long shall the violence keep our mouth shut?

The matter concerns me individually. However, the issue involved herein has immense public importance and directly relates to the well-being of our beautiful Arunachal Pradesh and its residents. It’s me today but it may be you tomorrow. I appeal that no group, community or regional aspects be attributed to it. If at all any united move does take place, it should be by the like-minded people of Arunachal Pradesh and not by any particular group.

I am currently out of station owing to my duties as a father and the incident had taken place in my absence. I am not in a position to come back to Itanagar right away as my duty are not yet over but I shall be back very shortly. My properties have been damaged and ransacked, money looted and records destroyed but my children’s education, career and future has drawn my priority as the authority shall take care of the perpetrators of violence as a case has been registered.

I appeal to all the people of Arunachal Pradesh, especially the civil societies and young students, to raise and keep standing behind me as I take on this resistance against such atrocity and injustice, not only for me but for everyone concerned and for the whole of Arunachal Pradesh. We all need to unite and stand up together.

I look forward for your continued support, suggestions and initiatives.


Tony Pertin


M/s. NRL Energy Station,

Papu Hills, Naharlagun




Attention Chief Minister

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of our present chief minister Nabam Tuki about the extortion initiated by AAPSU against Mr. Tony Pertin.

As we know that AAPSU is the most prestigious student body of our state but if they initiate such vandalism against a single opponent then it is not appreciable. These matters can be solved in a more mature way without destroying any public property.

AAPSU is setting a very negative image infront of us. I conducted a survey in a social networking site about the vandalism where 90 percent of the responsi-ble youths commented that such acts should be avoided for state's peace and harmony and yes, they are correct about that.

This is not a Tony Pertin vs AAPSU fight anymore, it’s about the peace and security we feel in our state from such barbaric acts.


Raj Darung




Time to bring the change on our own

Dear editor,

Through the columns of your esteemed daily I would like to share my view on the burning issue of lawlessness and corruption of this Himalayan state .After witnessing series of traumatizing incident over the days, months and years, I feel that seeking justice from GoAP is like expecting strawberry on a mango tree whether it be a Vandalism related case, extortion, attack on media persons and manhandling Government employees, Murder or an Interstate boundary dispute. Sad to say we Arunchalee's are like “Unmindful mother” who only care when her own child cries. While driving on the road we carry crabs mentality on a one lane highway as we own the road. In 60-member assembly seat present Congress Government has 55 MLA's and still no one dares to be the Home Minister to restrain the ongoing lawlessness wave among citizens. We the citizens of Arunachal are often infected by disease call "short term-memory loss “cause we vote for the same leader whom we have been cursing for the last 5year’s and even if we go for a “wind of change” by electing a new leader, the new incumbent person is already corrupted long back before joining actual politics, so can we except pro-public initiatives? Can we expect healthy pro-public debate in the assembly with only 4 opposition MLA to highlight public grievances? All I can hear is a big “No”. Apart from that “Right to Information Act (2005 )” though presently  “Rusting”  which is the only sole mechanism through which we can nab out the misappropriation of fund by any public or government servant or an individual are being used as black mailing weapon for earning easy money by selfish-student leader , NGO's  and self proclaim intellect. My question is –How can we expect transparent and corruption free Arunachal in the years to come with perpetual trend as mentioned above? The empowered one or so-call torch bearer are the one busy making money instead of fighting against the injustice made to common public. I’ll like to highlight one instance “I once asked a Government officer from Education department long ago about his view on Jan Lok pal bill -when Jan Lok pal movement under the leadership of Anna Hazare and it was on headline of every leading news channel - He quoted “ chota bhai yeh Lok pal bill toh ghora (horse) ko gaas maat kao bolney ka barabar hai.” so what I found was that even some Government servant were against the people friendly bills like Lok pal along with  mainstream politician who equally looted the Government funds. Nowadays Government officer and engineers are more powerful than MP's and MLA's because they have more money to influence them during election period (un-fabricated practical truth). My fellow like-minded Arunachalee citizen your little initiation in empowering your family ,relatives, friends and neighbor will make difference in days to come and also by creating awareness in order to restrain “money for vote “which is the root cause of everything. It’s my sincere reminder and a hearty request “time to bring the change on our own”.


Kamtey Ringu





Arunachal media is biased

Dear Editor,

The ugly incident of AAPSU member ransacking NRL petrol depot has got huge publicity. Most of the capital based newspaper has given prominent space to this incident. It shows the biasness of state media. As it involved wealthy and rich person like Mr Tony Pertin and powerful organization like AAPSU media is giving it importance. Everyday small shop owners are bullied in various parts of state by local goons but media never reports about it. Poor and helpless people are suffering daily but no media persons highlight their plight. I myself had sent letters to the editor many times but it hardly get published. Am a poor and unknown person, so may be media person are neglecting me. Remember Arunachal is not only about AAPSU and Mr Pertin. Do you media persons ever visit interior place and report difficult situation people facing there. Arunachal media only cares about capital complex and its citizen. If such biasness continues, I will stop subscribing local newspaper.


N Tato.