June  25



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




Police thwarts extortion

bid, nabs one

ITANAGAR, Jun 24: The Itanagar Police has arrested one Tapak Tamut for allegedly trying to extort money from two doctors at R K Mission Hospital here yesterday.  

Acting on a specific tip-off, a police team led by sub-inspector T M Nikam under the supervision of OC, Itanagar PS T Bage laid down the trap and managed to get the ‘catch’.

The arrest was made following an FIR lodged by the secretary, RKMH  on June 22 last stating that a  person was demanding Rs 2 lakh each from two doctors of the hospital and upon registration of a case (No. 136/13) at Itanagar PS under section 387 of IPC.

During interrogation, the accused has admitted his involvement in the crime, informed the Itanagar SDPO Taru Gusar.


Bandh postponed

ITANAGAR, Jun 24: The All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Forum (AAPYF) and Arunachal Pradesh Student’s Organization (APSO) in a joint meeting held today decided to postpone the  proposed 12 hours capital bandh call on June 26 next. The decision was taken in view of the examinations of  the Arunachal Law Academy students. The meeting also decided to continue its demands if the Govt fails to pay heed to it.


Governor expresses shock over Uttarakhand tragedy

ITANAGAR, Jun 24: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma has expressed deep shock and grief over huge loss of life and properties in Uttarakhand due to landslides triggered by flash flood.

The Governor, on behalf of the people of Arunachal Pradesh, conveyed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members and hoped for speedy restoration of normal life in the affected areas. He also hoped safe return of stranded pilgrims and tourists. The Governor assured that people of the State will join in every way in bringing back normalcy in the state with all available means.

The Governor appealed to the affected people to be brave as the whole country is with them at this hour of tragedy. PRO to Raj Bhawan


ALSU serves ultimatum to govt.

ITANAGAR, Jun 24:  Reacting to alleged indifference attitude shown by the authority, Arunachal Law Students’ Union (ALSU) today served seven days ultimatum beginning from 24 June onwards to fulfill their  demand. ALSU stated that failing to address their demands by the authorities  would compel them to resort phase wise agitation.  

The Union has been demanding for immediate cancellation of the appointment orders of   the Joint Director of Agri & Allied, Rural Development department. ALSU alleged that appointment was made without creation of post, adding post creation and deputation has already banned by the cabinet decision.


ZPMs take oath

SEPPA, Jun 24: The Deputy Commissioner cum DEO Tarin Dakpe administered oath to newly elected ZPMs at Kameng Hall, Seppa today.

The Deputy Commissioner while congratulating the newly elected ZPMs appealed them to cooperate with the District Administration and Government agencies for the welfare of the people and overall development of the area.

Meanwhile, Mayuk Cheda, (INC) ZPM of 5-Pipu Anchal Samiti has been nominated as East Kameng District Zilla Parishad Chairperson. DIPRO            


BJP yet again suspends ‘Jail Bharo’

ITANAGAR, Jun 24: Bharatiya Janata Party, Arunachal Pradesh has suspended its proposed Jail Bharo Andolanon on June 25 in view of the unprecedented Uttarakhand disaster.

While expressing deep shock and grief over the natural calamity, where thousands pilgrims were killed in flood devastation and above lakh affected, State BJP President Tai Tagak has appealed to all the BJP MLAs to contribute their one month’s salary for relief and rehabilitation of victims of natural calamity in Uttarakhand as decided by the party.

He also appealed all party cadres and people of the state to contribute for “Apada Sahayoh Khosh” of the party for relief and rehabilitation of the victims.


First coordination meeting of HoDs and PR leaders held

AALO, Jun 24: The 1st Coordination Meeting of all the HODs and newly elected Zilla Parishad Members of West Siang district was held today at DCs Conference Hall, Aalo under the chairmanship of ZP Chairperson Yaman Bagra.

Addressing the gathering Bagra appealed to each and every one to work cohesively and also urged all HODs to cooperate with the Zilla Parishad Members while implementing the Centrally Sponsored Schemes in the district.

Participating in the discussion ADC M Loyi elaborately explained the house regarding the role of PRI Members in the developmental matters and urged everyone to be proactive and to work hand in hand with district administration and other implementing agencies in the district, he was hopeful of bringing a changes in the face of development in the district under the new incumbent.

In the meeting all the HODs of various department and elected Zilla Parishad members have deliberately participated in the discussion. DIPRO


BJP pays tributes to  Dr. Mookherjee

ITANAGAR, Jun 24: State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and workers paid floral tributes to founder of Bharatiya Jana Sangh Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee, who sacrificed his life for integrity of the nation, at party head office here yesterday.

State BJP President Tai Tagak highlighted the life history and contribution of the brave son of the nation on the occasion.

State Vice President, Katan Kamboh, State General Secretary, BR Waghe and the Eastern Arunachal BJP Sangathan Mantri, Ramesh Kaddaganchi and others attended the programme.


Integrated education cum awareness prog begins

ITANAGAR, Jun 24: Altogether 65 people participated in the Massive Integrated Education cum Awareness Programme held at Tawang today.

Being organized by Arunachal Pradesh State Cooperative Union, Naharlagun, it is part of series of programme which will also be held at Lumla, Mukto and Jung on June 25, 26 and 27th.


MKLYWA mourns Tajam’s death, seeks people’s cooperation

ITANAGAR, Jun 24: The Mengi Kabak Luba Youth Welfare Association (MKLYWA) has mourned the demise of one of its executive member Kapu Tajam who passed away on June 18 last.

Late Tajam was a resident of Raga administrative circle of Lower Subansiri district.  He succumbed to fatal injuries inflicted upon him by some unknown assailants near Govt. H.S School, Ziro school gate at about 9.00 pm on June 15 last.

We appeal the people of Ziro plateau to cooperate with the district administration to book the culprits involved in the incident, it said in the release.

Further offering condolences to the bereaved family, it prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.


TWS felicitates the achievers, meritorious students

ITANAGAR, Jun 24: The Tarh Welfare Society (TWS) has felicitated the achievers of their clan.

The felicitated include the newly elected Zila Parishad members Tarh Monika (Yangte) and Tarh Passang (Mengio), Anchal Samity Chairperson (Kimin) Tarh Yanu and other Anchal Samity members, the elected GPMs, the elected Councilors Tarh Nachung, Tarh Kunia, Tarh Mohan and Tarh Pacho, the academic achievers Tarh Rocky, Tarh Tutu (Class X) and Tarh Kanya (class X) and Tarh Tariang (71%, Std XII) and Tarh Rina (66.6%, Std XII), promoted engineers Tarh Hari and Tarh Hache, Tarh Tabin for shouldering and upholding TWS and the Nyishi Elite Society(NES) and Tarh Yaku , the Assistant Secretary, Education and Literature, NES.


GSU appeals DSE to post teacher

ITANAGAR, Jun 24: Claiming acute shortage of subject teachers in Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Dumporijo and Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Liromoba, Galo Students’ Union (GSU), in a memorandum, has appealed to the Director of School Education (DSE) to immediately post the required teachers in these two schools.

The students union claimed that not a single senior teacher for class +2 has been posted in Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Liromoba since 2009 which has adversely affected the academic study of the students.

GSU also appealed for early posting of a senior teacher in Chemistry at Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Dumporijo as no ST against the mentioned subject has been posted since transfer of PC Tiwari in June, 2010.




The name of Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt. Gen. (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma  was wrongly written as Lt. Gen. (Retd) Nirbhay Singh in a news item “Governor calls on his Karnataka counterpart” published in this daily on June 22 last.  The inadvertent error is deeply regretted.





344 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


PM to visit Arunachal in Oct

NEW DELHI, Jun 24: Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has accepted the invitation of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki to visit the state in October to inaugurate important infrastructure projects under PM Package including the Civil Secretariat, Itanagar Water Supply Scheme and MLA Apartments at Itanagar. The Prime Minister consented to the same at a meeting with the CM at New Delhi today to discuss important issues related to the development of the state.

The Chief Minister highlighted the important issue of the state including losing out on projects funded by agencies such as World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB) due to irrational objections of China. He fervently appealed the Prime Minister to compensate the same with alternative funds.

Tuki reiterated that Arunachal Pradesh is the only state in the North Eastern Region deprived of project funding from external international agencies which has impeded development in crucial sectors such as Water Resources, Roads etc. He specifically pointed out a case of the Integrated Flood and River Erosion Management (IFREM) project of ADB where Arunachal Pradesh was initially included for funding of Rs. 396 Crore but was subsequently left out. Tuki urged the PM to facilitate funding for the same from other sources.

The Prime Minister assured to look into the matter for early resolution of the impasse.

The Chief Minister also called for reimbursement related to PDS in the state from the Government of India mentioning that it is a central government subject.

The Chief Minister was accompanied by Education Minister Bosiram Siram, Food & Civil Supplies Minister Kamlung Mossang and Parliamentary Secretary Nido Pavitra.

Later in the day, the CM called on the newly inducted Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Oscar Fernandez to discuss the status of road projects in the state. At an extensive meeting with Fernandez, the Chief Minister discussed the issues related to the Trans Arunachal Highway, Border Roads Organisation (BRO) Projects, Central Road Funds among others.  In view of the slow pace of the road projects undertaken by BRO, the Chief Minister appealed to Fernandez to transfer certain BRO roads to agencies such as the State PWD or any Central Government PSU for speedy implementation of works. The CM said that it would be in the greater interests of the state to outsource some of the BRO roads to other reputed agencies.

The CM also sought a Special Fund for Maintenance of central roads reasoning that minimum maintenance is important to keep the roads in motorable conditions. He also appealed for increasing the allocation under Central Roads Fund from the present Rs. 40 crores allotted to the state.

Tuki further sought intervention of the Union Minister for early sanction of the projects related to 4 laning of Itanagar to Banderdewa road and 2 laning of Itanagar to Jote road. He emphasised that Jote is an upcoming educational hub which needs enhanced connectivity to the state capital.

The Chief Minister and Fernandez also discussed certain other projects under SARDP-NE Phase B for connecting administrative headquarters of different districts of the state.

The Union Minister assured all cooperation to the Chief Minister and said that he will be visiting the state soon to personally review all the projects under the Ministry.

Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering also joined the delegation led by the CM to meet Fernandez.



Peaceful candle-light procession for justice to Bomjen at Daporijo


DAPORIJO, Jun 24: Thousand of people took out a peaceful candle light procession from Gandhi Market to New Market here to protest the brutal murder of Bomjem Gapak.

The public, mostly students took out the procession from Gandhi Market to New Market holding placards and banner condemning the Government for failing to nab the culprits involved in the murder case.

Grand-mother of Bomjem, who was also present on the occasion, broke out in tears and appealed all to stop such heinous crime in the future. Later, they gathered at Rijo Ground and observed two minute silence as a mark of respect to Bomjem and pray almighty for eternal peace of his departed soul.

Bomjen was butchered by some unidentified persons in the heart of Itanagar Township last month. Bomjen was pursing technical education in Haryana.



Run for healthy community with no drugs’

CHANGLANG, Jun 24: The District Administration, Changlang is making every effort to make the District free from Drugs Menace by generating mass awareness amongst the vulnerable group of youth as well as general mass.

Continuing the noble effort, a Half Marathon Race of 7 Kms distance with theme “Run for Healthy Community with No Drugs” was organized here at Changlang District Headquarter for the students of various schools of the district.

In the senior boys’ category Keshab Chetry of Govt Hr Secondary School Jairampur won the first prize while in junior boys’ category Pankap Wangam of Town Middle School-I won first prize.

Rumi Jomoi of Govt Hr. Sec School Changlang bagged the first prize in Senior Girls category while Shilpi Kumari of Town Middle School-II manages to grab the first prize in junior category.

Altogether, 350 students from various schools participated in the race.

Later,  a ‘Walkathon’ for a distance of four Kms was also organized in which Deputy Commissioner, Changlang, Superintendent of Police, Changlang, Heads of Department, Administrative Officer, Other officer of the district, Teachers and Public Leaders participated enthusiastically conveying the message for Drugs free society.

Earlier, Deputy Commissioner, Chanchal Yadav flagged off the race of senior and Junior Boys’ category while senior and junior girls’ category were flagged off by SP Changlang Vijay Kumar and ADC M C Roy respectively. Apart from that banners with message against drugs abuses were also displayed at all the public places. The whole programme was organized in collaboration with Department of Education and was sponsored by Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Changlang Unit. DIPRO



Aohali drinking water project yet to see light of day


PASIGHAT, Jun 24: Inordinate delay in completion of drinking water mega project executed by Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) at Aohali in Mebo Sub-Division has irked the villagers.

The much-hyped drinking water mega projects at Aohali, 21 km east of Mebo town started in 2010 and its scheduled time of completion was March 2012. The project, if once completed, will supply drinking water to the villages like Siluk, Kiyit, Ngopok, Borguli, Sigar.  

The project worth Rs 20 crore was funded by Union Ministry of Development of Northeastern Region (DoNER)) under Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR). The DoNER ministry, during March, 2010 accorded necessary administrative and financial approval for “Providing potable drinking water supply to Mebo Sub-division headquarters and adjoining villages in East Siang district.

Lack of safe drinking water supply in the villages is compelling the consumers to fetch water from unhygienic sources resulting in spread of various water-born diseases.

It is alleged that insufficient water is being supplied through this 200 mm DI pipe to Mebo town, which is causing concern among the local residents.

“Though huge amount has been spent out of the released fund water supply has not been improved under the project,” alleged some leading citizens of Mebo area.

It is alleged that the department is constructing some light RCC post for holding the heavy DI pipe at river-crossing points instead of Bailey bridge.

It is observed that the weak RCC structures have already started to fell down onset of monsoon this year. Some RCC posts meant for laying DI pipe at Kadang River are seen falling down on the riverbed thanks to utter irresponsibility of the PHC engineers.

“It will be interesting to see how the weak RCC posts will hold the heavy DI pipes at the time of flood when they started to fall on the ground in the pre monsoon shower”, quipped a local people.

Annoyed over the irresponsible conduct of the PHC engineers regarding the mega drinking water project, Lenzing Pertin, a senior BJP leader of Mebo has sought proper enquiry into the alleged financial irregularity in the implementation of the mega project.

He also flayed local MLA for his ‘indifferent attitude’ towards the problems faced by the people of his constituency.



Allegations false and baseless: Apex Bank

ITANAGAR, Jun 24: Arunachal Pradesh Apex Bank has reacted strongly to the news items published in this daily on July 22 and  said that the allegations were false and baseless.

Giving up-to-date information regarding implementation of the Mukhya Mantri Prayatan  Vikash Yojana  and role of the Apex Bank, the   Bank’s Managing Director Tsering Thongdok in a release today said that publication of such news item without going through the details informations  discouraged  the initiative of the  bank.

In the news item a group of beneficiaries from East Siang have complained against Apex Bank for ‘refusing to pay the subsidy amount as promised earlier’. According to the beneficiaries bank is refusing to release the subsidy amount and is insisting that it will release it only after beneficiaries clear the loan amount in 36 months duration. However,  the Apex Bank said the beneficiaries have raised complaint without knowing the facts.

“If any individual beneficiary has any sort of confusion in the matter of MMPVY, they should visit the Apex Bank H.O. for clarification and verify the records before going to press. If any beneficiary is not satisfied with the Govt/ Apex Bank arrangement for this scheme, they are free to opt out of the scheme at any time,” the  release said.

“The management of the bank after thorough examination of the scheme, agreed to finance 100 vehicles on relaxed terms and conditions like exemption from maintenance of bank account for at least 6 months, margin money reduced to 20% from minimum 25%, exemption of cash security (FD) of 20% of the loan amount etc., considering the importance of the scheme for economic development of the state.

The selection of the beneficiaries were done by the respective Deputy Commissioners at the district level through a transparent mechanism and list of the selected candidates were provided to bank by the Directorate of Tourism with a request to sanction and release before 14th April as the panchayat election code of conduct came into effect from 16th April last. A special meeting of the banks’ Loan Committee was convened on 9.4.2013 and sanctioned all the 54 loan applications   received. The bank could complete formalities and sanctioned loan of 44  beneficiaries by 12th April and made payments to different dealers amounting to Rs. 440.94 Lakhs being the cost of vehicles through RTGS out of which Bank Loan Component was Rs. 2,62,64,000.00, subsidy Rs132,00,000,  rest  Rs. 98.56 Lakhs as margin money. By that time the department could not park any govt. subsidy against the vehicles due to ban imposed by state govt. However, the bank had made full payment to dealers so that the dealers can make delivery to beneficiaries smoothly. By 13th April only 35 nos. of vehicles were delivered by the dealers which were flagged off ceremonially and the remaining 9 vehicles were also delivered by the dealers subsequently.

As 46 applicants  could not submit their applications before flag off ceremony, the MD of the Apex Bank met State Election Commissioner, Panchayati Raj in order to enquire whether bank can sanction the remaining schemes. SEC, however, said that bank should not sanction any loan during period of code of conduct. So the bank could not process for sanction of the loan till Code of Conduct was over on 23rd May, the release said adding   in the meantime the Tourism department released subsidy amount of  Rs. 300 lakhs to the bank in May’13 only. The subsidy amount has been passed on the respective branches for parking as back-ended subsidy against the loans disbursed by the branches. Immediately after completion of election process, the bank called for submission of applications from the remaining 46 beneficiaries and the Loan Committee meeting was held on 5th June and sanctioned all the pending applications. However, as some of the beneficiaries could not submit requisite documents, another 10 days time was allowed to complete the formalities and on 16th June  he committee formally sanctioned all Loan proposals and disbursement of loans has started from 18th June onwards.

As the schemes for 2012-13 is almost implemented, the Secretary Tourism convened a meeting on 20th June at his office inviting Apex bank officials and Dealers in the Arunachal Pradesh for smooth implementation of next phase of the scheme for the year 2013-14. In the meeting all the issues relating to scheme was discussed and resolved for the interest of the beneficiaries  and to make success of the noble scheme of the CM, the MD further clarified.



Orgs assure DA to defy bandh call

ITANAGAR, Jun 24: Responding to the call of chief minister Nabam Tuki and Capital Complex administration to defy the proposed ‘illegal’ bandh call by certain organizations, various organizations, market committees and Taxi/Auto/Tata mobile welfare associations have assured their full support to the district administration in ensuring normal life during the bandh day.  The assurance was given to the district authority by the representatives of various organizations,/associations in a meeting  held with Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner Sanjay Goel today in his Office Chamber in connection with the bandh call.

Vehicles would ply as usual while the market would remain open during the bandh day, assured the representatives of Market Welfare Associations and Transport associations.

While appealing to the city dwellers to defy the bandh call and carry out their normal activities on that day Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner Sanjoy Goel asserted that administration will not allow this bandh to take place.

The DC also appealed to all bank establishments, insurance companies etc. to carry out their activities as usual.

Informing that bandh was not the right way of protest, City SP Surender Kumar requested all the organizations to extend cooperation to the administration in ensuring normal life on the bandh day. He also informed that elaborate security arrangement is being made to maintain peace during the bandh hours.

ADC Bokar Basar, ADM Talo Potom were also present in the meeting.



AAPGBWA sets an example; case disposed off locally without compensation

ITANAGAR, Jun 24: Defying the trend of fine system prevailing in the Arunachalee society, a road accident case was disposed off at Doimukh recently without any compensation thanks to All Arunachal Pradesh Gaon Burah Welfare Association (AAPGBWA).

In a remarkable event, an accused, Tadar Tubin, involved in a motorbike accident was let-off free by the family of the deceased Late Nabam Tadi of Hollongi without any compensation in a local held Mel (Nyel).

On May 23 last, Tadar Tubin had met with a Motor bike accident near Tourism Gate, Doimukh, resulting in the death of late Nabam Tadi.

Beleaguered by the judicial system, both the affected families instead of going to the court, decided to sort it out locally and the case was held in the Local Mel (Nyel) at Doimukh from June 20 to 22 last under the supervision of All Arunachal Pradesh Gaon Burah Welfare Association president Nabam Epo along with appointed judges HGBs and GBs.

The Mel attendants and judges, along with the consent of both the parties, after going through the facts of the case resolved that no compensation will be claimed and the case will not be reviewed in future.

The damaged Pulsar bike 200cc was replaced by a new one by the accused on his own terms which the deceased’s family has decided to give off for charity.

Meanwhile thanking the AAPGBWA president Nabam Epo, judges and the Mel attendants for the exemplary judgment, both the parties appealed all the citizens of the state to not practice imposition of fine system or exorbitant compensation charges.



CRPF conducts Civic Action Programme at Kaimai

KHONSA, Jun 24: 36 CRPF, Khonsa organized a Civic Action Programme at Kaimai village yesterday.

On the occasion, 36 CRPF Commandant Balav Chand Sharma said “Kaimai is a village with a difference”. He informed that CRPF headquarter has been established in the village with the sole aim of giving security to the village after thoroughly studying the law and order situation of the district.

He advised his jawans to be sensitive to the feelings of the people and be always on the guard for their security and protection.

As a part of the programme Sharma distributed Computer, Water Tanks (Syntex), Dustbins, Solar Lamps, mosquito nets, games and sports materials to the villagers.

Chief of the village Khamwang Lowang expressed his gratitude for providing security to the village. He said Kaimai village was a hot bed of factional fights but ever since the Company HQ was established peace has returned to the village.

Earlier, Kaimai ASM Ganwang Aran said that it is for the CRPF that the people of Kaimai are able to have sound sleep every night.

GB Tawang Wangsa also appreciated the Commandant for organizing the Civic Action Programme and hoped that they would continue to do so in future too. DIPRO



Mechukha bandh passes off peacefully

ITANAGAR, Jun 24: The ‘dawn-to-dusk’ 12 hours Mechukha Sub-Division bandh call given by All Libo Bokar Ramo Students’ Union (ALBRSU) as first phase of its agitation against the state government, particularly concern authorities alleged failure to fulfill its eight-point charter of demands passed off peacefully today evening as no any bandh related incidents have been reported from any corner.

The bandh was effective in four circle headquarters, namely Tato, Monigong and Pidi circle including Sub-Divisional headquarters Mechukha.

According to sources all shops, business establishments, schools, financial institution and private companies remained closed while attendance was thin in few government offices and all types of vehicles were off the roads during the bandh period.

Claiming that spontaneous support by people made today’s bandh call a successful one, the Union in a release expressed their thankfulness to the general public, govt department’s employees and other organizations and associations for their co-operation.  However, it stated that it will continue its fight until and unless its demands are fulfilled.

Expressing its deep displeasure over the concerned authorities alleged indifference attitude towards its eight-point demands, the Union further threatened to launch its second phase of democratic movement which will be more intense including boycotting of all the national important days if the eight point demands of Union are not responded at the earliest.

The Union’s eight point charter of demands submitted to the West Siang Deputy Commissioner include immediate introduction of Commerce and Science stream at Govt Higher Secondary School, Mechukha, up-gradation of Govt Middle School, Tato to Secondary level, immediate posting of Doctor at Monigong Primary Health Centre, creation of separate Police Out Post at Monigong Circle, immediate posting of circle officer at Pidi Circle, strict action against all the absentee govt officers and staff, immediate transfer of ADC Mechukha, for his alleged inefficiency in tackling frequent law and order problems  in the area and termination of all the govt staff involved in Tapu Yornyi incident case.

Meanwhile, stating that education and socio-economic developments are major area which needs more attention in this remote and strategic Sub-Division, the Union also appealed the local MLA of area not to keep mum on the entire issue and requested him to take up the matter with authorities for the greater interest of people of area. It also appealed various students’ organizations like AAPSU, AdiSU to support in its fight.


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Metro women and financial security

Working women in India's metros are nearly twice as likely to invest to get rich than those in smaller towns according to a nationwide survey report released on Friday last. Only 18 per cent, or less than one in every five working women in non-metro cities invest to become rich as compared to 34 per cent in metros.

This is essentially because women in the larger cities are far more anxious about the financial security and the future of their children. These working women are also keener on saving on taxes. The education of their children and the security of their families top their list of priorities followed by concerns regarding the marriage of their children.

The survey shows that around 41 per cent of working women, or two in every five, are confident about their knowledge of financial products whereas around two women in every three said they were willing to learn more about these instruments so that they are more confident about investing. Nearly an equal number of women added they would like to know how they could invest better.

Nearly three out of four women surveyed said that classroom training about financial products was the best mode of learning about these instruments. In India, financial planners and advisors conduct seminars and classes to educate investors.

We have expectation from APPSCE

Dear Editor,

I shall be obliged if you allow me little space in the column of your valuable news paper to express my feeling about the vacant post of assistant engineer in various department. In few months back APPSC has advertised for two vacant post for the post of assistant engineer in civil/agri. In latest news there are more than two vacant post available the said post. But APPSC did not inform vacant post laying in various departments. I don’t know why appsce has hesitated to tell us the exact figure. Recently one of my friends went to appsc office to inquire about the vacant said post. The secretary informed him, there may be 10-15 vacant post but he did not tell the exact post. Therefore I request the secretary appsc to tell exact vacant post of assistant engineer and their respective department before issuing the call letter so that all aspirants may not get any confused about their recruitment process. I request to commission not to involve in any hide and seek game as appsc is the heart of our state.


John Darang

Secretary APSUB




Clear dues for sake of students

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the kind attention of the authorities for initiating necessary action and further redressel please.

I am a Law Student of North Lakhimpur Law College. Since I do not have a regular rented house at North Lakhimpur for my stay, I have to put up at the Arunachal Pradesh Circuit House-Cum-Inspection Bungalow situated at Ward No.8, North Lakhimpur during the examination days for the last two- three years. In this connection, it is to state that the electricity connection of the Circuit House-cum-Inspection Bungalow has been disconnected since many years. When enquired, I have been told that due to non-clearance of Electricity Bills to the Assam State Electricity Board (ASEB), North Lakhimpur, the power supply has been withdrawn.

As I am a student from Arunachal Pradesh, imagine the experiences, I had to face at night during the time of my examination.

Therefore, through your esteemed daily, I would like to request on the behalf of Arunachal Student's Union North Lakhimpur (ASUNI) to the concern authorities to look into the matters as a very special case and clear the dues at the earliest, so that the boarders of Circuit House-cum-Inspection Bungalow, North Lakhimpur will take a sigh of relief. I think, many others has also experience the same awkward position like me in the past.


Tapa Dulo

President (ASUNI)

Student of L.L.B

North Lakhimpur Law College




Where are we heading?

Dear Editor,

Are we Arunachalees highly reactive or born with abnormal impulse behavioral genes? Are we abnormally materialistic, abnormally egoist and hyperactive to day-to-day activities? Are we abnormally having too much sense of belongingness to own community or place or clan? Are we born with destructive and violent blood? Are our upbringing and home atmosphere were at fault? So many such questions. Whom to blame-to govt, to parents, to seniors, elders, society/community or to self??

My dear arunachalee brothers and sisters what went wrong with us and where we are heading for? What is the solution for all this? Shall we blame it only to the Govt. as usual and we are not part of the problems at all? Who will tackle and solve these problems -state govt., central govt., America or UNO and can they and will they do for us and why they will do us? My dear Arunachalee brothers and sisters, how long shall we wait for external power to come and do for us and I hope they are surely not an idiot. Shall we not do or even try ourselves at all before our own created problems explode beyond recognition and never to mend .

My dear respected community based leaders like NGOs, societies, student unions, religious organizations, business organizations, etc. the hopes for finding lasting solutions rest only with all of you. My dear respected leaders find out lasting solutions for us through   discussions, dialogues, adopting right confidence building methodologies, etc..We have high expectations from all of you that you will lead us for peaceful coexistence and development for peace but do not lead us for destruction, anger, hatred, dividing societies into tribal lines. My dear highly  respected community based leaders come forward and take up challenging work of Big Brotherly roles and lead us where all the community feel Safe, Secure and Trust each other.



Bosco Pura Pyaro,





Clearing the confusion

Dear Editor,

Your news article with the heading 'PROJECT OF ARUNACHAL TOURISM DEPARTMENT ''MUKHYA MANTRI PARYATAN VIKAASH YOJANA'' IN SOUP' to be a little vague in the context of information published on June 21.

The Mukhya Mantri Prayatan Vikash Yojna Scheme clearly states that the subsidy/margin money would be limited to 40% or maximum of Rs. 3.00 lacs of the project cost. Which mean the government would only subsidy maximum Rs. 3.00 lacs (not 40% of the project cost) even if you purchase a vehicle (like Renault Duster) which would cost around Rs. 12.00 lacs. Likewise if one purchases a Tata Sumo with a price tag of Rs. 6.00 lacs, he can expect only 40% (Rs.2.40 lacs) and not Rs. 3.00 lacs. Therein there are beneficiaries who misleadingly expect the higher margin money, irrespective of the actual project cost.

Hope this clears the air for the too positive thinker.


Nima Khenrab