June  27



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





Girl students taught self-defense

ITANAGAR, Jun 26: As many as 47 girl students were taught the basic self-defence techniques under life-skill program of National Programme for Education of Girls at Elementary Level (NPEGEL) at Domkho, Kalaktang circle of West Kameng district.

Taekwondo expert Sang Dorjee taught the girl students about the techniques of defending oneself from attack, fighting back skills etc. under life-skill program of NPEGE.

The students were also taught about the various provisions of Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013 for protection of girl child, proper sanitary practices, vermin composting etc. by various resource persons during the five days program.

The valedictory function was attended by Sang Khandu, ADC (i/c), Kalaktang, the DDSE, DAEO-cum-District Coordinator (SSA) and other officials from Department of Education.


AGSU organizes career counseling prog

ITANAGAR, Jun 26: All Galo Students’ Union (AGSU) organized a free career counseling program for students at Gumin Kiin, Aalo on June 23 and 24.

Seven AICTE, UGC approved colleges participated in the camp and over 187 students visited it along with their parents and guardians. They enquired about various courses available in both technical and non-technical sectors in those participating colleges.

The camp was inaugurated by the AGSU president. He urged the students and parents to avail maximum benefits from it. He also requested the participating colleges to provide the actual and factual information about their institutions.

Attending the second day of the camp, Monya Kamduk, President Assembly Youth Congress of Aalo East appreciated initiative of AGSU and also suggested the Union to work for greater interest of the students’ community and the society as well.

Swami Souravji, Principal Rama Krishna Mission School Aalo and Moken Ete, Principal Nehru Memorial Govt. Hr Sec School Aalo also lauded AGSU for organizing students’ career related camp for the first time in Aalo township.


Results out

ITANAGAR, Jun 26: Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) has announced the results of  BA, B.Sc and B.Com first, second and third year (pass and hons) examinations held in April-May this year, according to a University notification.


AVP organizes social service, tree plantation prog

ITANAGAR, Jun 26: The women group of Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP) and the other members of AVP, Ziro unit organized a social service and tree plantation programme at the holy ground of Danyi Piilo Meder Nello, Tajang as part of year-long celebration of Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniversary.

Later, the members of AVP, Lower Subansiri district unit condoled the death of AVP’s first state organizing secretary Mananiya Dwarkaschayaji, who passed away on May 30 last at Hydrabad.

The members observed two minutes silence and prayed to almighty to rest the departed soul of Dwarkachharyaji in peace.



ITANAGAR, Jun 26: Tai Kaye, a 1989 batch Arunachal Pradesh civil service officer has been selected for prestigious ‘Bharat Excellence Award and North Eastern Golden Personalities Award’ in recognition of his meritorious service.   The awards instituted by the Friendship Forum of India also carry a gold medal and certificate of excellence.   Tai Kaye, a native of Tabi Ripo village, Nari in East Siang district is  director of transport and secretary state transport authority. The Awards will be presented in a seminar to be held at New Delhi on August 18 next.   


Court Summer vacation

ITANAGAR, Jun 26: The Itanagar Permanent Bench of the Gauhati High Court will remain closed from July 1 to 12 next on account of summer vacation.

However, the officers and staff of the Registry will attend the office as per roster arrangement during the vacation.


ITI results

ITANAGAR, Jun 26: The results of the ITI admission test conducted on June 2 last for the August 2013 session is being declared on June 27.  The aspirants may visit departmental website www.indarun. gov.in  for results, according to an official release.


Pay compensation to  project affected people: BJP

ITANAGAR, Jun 26:  National Council member and spokesperson, BJP State Unit expressed his displeasure to M/s Athena Demwe Power Limited for not disbursing compensations to the people of Anjaw area.

The spokesperson Wangman Lowangcha appealed to the authorities of Athena Demwe Power Ltd. for immediate settlement of compensation and give justice to the people of Anjaw area.

It is worth mentioning that earlier project affected families of Anjaw area had even organized a mass hunger strike at Anjaw on March 11 last, and also submitted representation to state Chief Minister on January 31 last and Chief Managing Director M/s Athena Demwe Power Limited, New Delhi on December 12 last for early payment of compensation but till date no any payment was made to Anjaw part.



YGFC pips ACS, storms into quarter-final

ZIRO, Jun 26: The Young Gunner Football Club (YGFC) had successfully made their place in quarter final of 24th Hong Dree Football Tourney while piping off Akhamiyo Club Siiro (ACS) 2-0 goals, in nail biting match played today here at Ziro. Breaking the deadlock Tilling Gambo of YGFC scored the early goal in dying minutes of first half (44th Minutes) taking his side lead.  Another stunning goal was produced by Tapi Chada in 51 minutes adding more salt on ACS wound.  ACS players gave their best to equalize and stop the YGFC players from going rampage.





346 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


International Day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking observed

Students & youths asked to stay away from drugs

ITANAGAR, Jun 26: Arunachal Pradesh today observed the International Day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking with   various awareness programme  against  the use of drugs.

Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society (APSACS) along with Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Naharlagun observed the day with a call to young students to say ‘no to drugs’ at Konkarnallah, Govt Hr. Sec. School Naharlagun.

Addressing the students on the occasion, APSACS Deputy Director (IEC) Tashor Pali explained the harmful effects of drug abuse. He said that drugs can not only ruin a person’s life but also destroy his whole family. It also creates social disturbances like theft, burglary, snatching, street crime etc and contributes to high incidence of HIV/AIDS, he said. Drugs abuse also results into loss of human resources and economic loss.

Explaining the drug abuse, he said that it is a self administration of drug for non medical reasons, which may impair an individual’s ability to function effectively.

Girl students should be cautious while taking drinks as it may contain date rape drugs like Rohypnol, he added.

T Tatan, Principal, Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Naharlagun advised the young students to stay away from the menace of drug and HIV. He asked the students to remain cautious against the people involved in drugs and other illegal activities and asked them to report any such illegal activities in the school campus to the school authority immediately.

M. Pertin, Vice Principal asked the students to learn about the menace of drug and HIV so that they can remain safe and healthy.

APSACS Deputy Director (Blood Safety) Dr. Nabum Budh, informed the student about the different modes of transmission HIV and its preventive measures. He also explained the four stages of HIV before one becomes a AIDS patient.

Later, a quiz competition on Drug and HIV was conducted for the students.

The International Day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking is organised all over the world on June 26 every year. This year’s campaign theme "Make health your 'new high' in life, not drugs" aims to inform the public, and particularly young people, about the harmful effects of new psychoactive substances.

More than 300 students participated in the meeting.

The International Anti-Narcotic Day was also observed by Socio-Economic Welfare Association with its headquarters at Namsai in collaboration with the Education Department by organizing rallies and meeting at various locations in and around Namsai sub-division.

Students of Govt. Upper Primary, Secondary and Higher Secondary schools and all private schools of the subdivision along with their teachers participated in the rally holding banners and placards highlighting ill effects of drugs and shouting anti-drug slogans.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. M. Thamoung, the President of SEWA explained the ill effects of drugs and substance abuse.

He said that today’s youths are easily lured by this banned substances and destroying the very fabric of the society.

Chow Tey Manlong, the General Secretary of SEWA also expressed serious concern over this issue and appealed all the citizens, elite members of the society, especially the youths to come forward and fight the social evil.

Anti narcotic day was also observed at Govt. Secondary School Ningroo, Mahadevpur by organizing anti-drug rallies and highlighting ill effects of using drugs.

The general meeting at Namsai Town Club attended by students, teachers, government officials, members from various NGOs, monks and general public resolved to urge the local administration to form a special investigation team and tie up with its neighboring districts/ states for checking the free flow of these banned substances. It also resolved that a strong judicial order may be issued to all administrative officials as well as PRI leaders and GBs to stop selling and consuming of illicit drugs. The meeting also urged the State Government to establish a permanent Narcotic Cell at Namsai to nab the peddlers and consumers and book them under Narcotic Drug Act.

Later, the student community took a pledge to abstain drugs and also promised to spread the message to all friends and publics to stay away from drugs.

At Changlang, the District Administration Changlang in collaboration with Department of Education observed International Day against Drugs Abuse and Illicit trafficking here at DIET Auditorium Changlang today.

Eastern Zone, Inspector General of Police Shankar Das, while addressing the mammoth gathering said that prevention is always better than cure. Targeting the vulnerable group of youth he said that it is easier to stay away from drugs than to quit. He appealed the youth to be responsible, committed instead of taking drugs and be ready to contribute to the nation. He said that ruining of life of youth severely affects the security and growth of the nation.

Earlier, Changlang district Deputy Commissioner Chanchal Yadav informed that opium was initially used by elderly people as medicine but for the last 10-12 years the youth have started consuming it which is not a healthy sign.  She said  that not only youngsters are being attracted towards Drug menace rather  many infants are under malnutrition because their parents are under the grip of drug abuse and not providing basic amenities to their children. She called upon all to work together and be vigilant to free the district from the Drugs abuse.  Informing the house about drugs de-addiction camp going to be held at Changlang District Hospital as a part of awareness week she appealed all to help the addicts not to relapse once he is committed to quit the drugs and urged the family members and community to keep vigilant on those who undergo de-addiction. She appealed all to help spreading message of Drugs abuse to all nook and corner to make the district free from drug menace.

Superintendent of Police Vijay Kumar in his deliberation informed the house that almost 50% of the total population comprises of youth who are vulnerable to drugs addiction. He said that youngsters start consuming drugs out of feel good factor, fear pressure, adventure etc and get addicted to it.  

Speaking on the legal aspects Kumar informed that cultivation, selling, possession of any drugs is illegal and may invite legal action under appropriate Criminal Act. He appealed the youth not to involve in such cases which may ruin their career and life.

Dr H Tangjang, Medical Superintendent, District Hospital Changlang, Captain Dinesh Punia, 4 Assam Rifles also gave a very impressive presentation on types of drugs and its affects.

The Gaon Burahs from New Changlang and Rangran villages also shared their personal experiences who successfully overcame opium addiction which was highly motivating.

People from all walks of life attended the programme enthusiastically. DIPRO



Encroachment going on unabated at Dapo


DAPORIJO, Jun 26: Land encroachment has become a serious problem in Daporijo, the district headquarters of Upper Subansiri district. The menace is so rampant that many govt. quarters are quickly disappearing from the area.

Is there any authority to check the menace,?

Encroachment has also led to random earth cutting causing soil erosion, deforestation and affecting the entire eco system. It has also destroyed the scenic beauty of Subansiri Valley, once famous for its greenery. Now, only red soils are seen from the naked mountains all around the township up to a stretch of more than five km.

Recently, two persons were reportedly buried alive in landslide and many people are living in very high risk area, where landslide may occur anytime.

District administration had issued prohibitory order against encroachment of government land and quarters, particularly by the government officers and officials. But to no avail.

It is seen that govt. officers and officials erect their own permanent structure by dismantling the existing govt. quarters where they used to reside. Such permanent buildings constructed in govt. land are easily visible in Daporijo.

When questioned, one of land encroachers asserted that the govt. should take action against its own employees first.

It is apprehended that if the encroachment goes on unabated, there will no single Govt. quarter in Daporijo Complex in the next few years. The State Govt. should take serious note of the problem and initiate some drastic step as just giving notice is of no use.


Cancel trading licence of erring beauty parlours: BPACC

ITANAGAR, Jun 26: Appreciating the capital police for busting the sex racket in beauty parlour, the Beauty Parlour Association of Capital Complex (BPACC) has appealed the state government to cancel the licence of the three beauty parlours namely, Elisa Beauty Parlour and BN beauty Parlour, Nirjuli and Khusboo beauty parlour, Naharlagun. The three above mentioned beauty parlours were found to be running the sex racket in the garb of running a unisex (ladies and gents) beauty parlour.

In a letter submitted to the chief minister, while stating that the news came as a shock to the many beauty parlour owners who have been doing their job with utmost sincerity also urged him to direct the concern department to verify people before granting them licences to run beauty parlour business.

Meanwhile, the Association while informing that many of their association members are facing harassment after flashing of the parlour sex racket, it said, the busting of the sex racket in the three beauty parlours does not mean that all the parlours practice the same thing. There are many people who do their job sincerely and are not involved in these petty things.

And the word unisex doesn’t mean that all the parlours which has unisex written on it is involved in the sex business, it refers to beauty parlours which offers beauty services to both men and women.

Meanwhile, Nirjuli Market Welfare Committee highly appreciated  the  police personnel including City SP for  unearthing the sex racket in Nirjuli and Naharlagun.  The NMWC also urged the authorities to cancel the trading licence of all those beauty parlour which are involved in immoral activities like flesh trading.



District disaster management committee meeting held

ZIRO, Jun 26: A meeting of the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) and District Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) for disaster preparedness was held at Ziro today in the office chamber of Deputy Commissioner Lower Subansiri District.

This meeting was called to discuss preventive and precautionary measures to meet any emergent situation resulting due to natural disaster.           

During the meeting various issues were discussed  like proper stocking of sufficient food grains and essential commodities; proper stocking of sufficient medicines; availability of potable drinking water; power supply; telecommunication; transportation; men & evacuation materials; activation of search and rescue team; community awareness programme; identification of temporary shelter etc.

Addressing the meeting, Deputy Commissioner Marnya Ete directed DMO, Ziro to check availability of essential medicines and keep stocks of all medicines which may be required after occurrence of flood, earthquake etc. He was also directed to identify hospitals, team of doctors and paramedics including psycho-social service provider if any at sub-divisional and district levels, who will be deployed at short notice and the names, addresses, telephone and mobile numbers, email etc. will be made available to the DEOC, Ziro. DC also directed the concerned department to conduct first- aid training at all levels.

The EE, (PHED) was asked to identify source for drinking water facilities and arrange mobile water tankers, department of power supply has been told to keep essential equipment like electric poles, wires in hand which can be utilized for immediate restoration of power supply after occurrence of any type of  disaster.

It further informed that regarding search and rescue operation, Police personnel will be engaged in Search and Rescue operations hence SP will identify the SAR team in advance and inform DEOC, Ziro. Central Para-Military Force like ITBP/CRPF will also be engaged for the same.

Earlier, DF&CSO appraised that since there is FCI in the district there is no problem of food stocking and adequate ration is available to meet such demands. PWD also informed that enough man power is available with the department to carry out evacuation work if need be. Transport department also has one spare bus to meet such emergent situation to transport people for transit etc. DIPRO



Coordination meeting held at Seppa

SEPPA, Jun 26: East Kameng District Deputy Commissioner Tarin Dakpe while congratulating the newly elected ZPMs appealed them to maintained proper coordination and cooperation with the MLAs for overall development of the District. He said this in a coordination meeting attended by MLAs, ZPMs and HODs held at Seppa yesterday.

Highlighting the important issues of the district, the DC clarified the misconception  and  rumour that Seppa and Kurung Kumey are not good, he said that people are good and outspoken but the only thing is to stop acting clan-wise and also not to swayed away by mere provocations.

While appreciating the EKSWCO and ATA, he appealed other Social Organisations of the district to be involved themselves in constructive purposes. Adding that blaming administration and police alone will not do, it is the collective responsibility of all. Taking a note on formation of students’ Union and conduct of election in Govt. Higher Secondary School which is very much prevalent in East Kameng, he said we have AAPSU, ANSU, AEKSU and what else we need while reminded them banned order from the Govt. adding that they can select School captain, not in the form of union.

He cautioned that the District Administration had to act tough as per law and culprit shall be arrested which is not a punishment but rectifications.

He further talking about Arunachal Trans-Highway said the road is more important and the compensation shouldn’t be hurdles. He urged the elected representatives more especially of Bana and Pakke-Kessang to let the real affected land owners got their share of compensation. He informed that there are shortages of 90 Senior Teachers in various Schools in East Kameng that has already been recommended to the State Govt. for perusal and redressal.

Kumar Waii, Parliamentary secretary RWD while advising the PRI members said more energy and strength needed to put in place for development of their respective areas realizing the responsibility and purpose for which they have been elected. He suggested the PRI members to take up income generated schemes. He was optimistic to see that ZPM being the parent body of the PRI members shall conduct review meeting with ASMs and GPMs from time to time and also urged them to attend Panchayat training whenever call for. He also urged the HODs to stay at the station and look into the problems of the people. He appealed the ZPMs to work with a vision, proper plans and policies and also to take care of law and order in their respective jurisdiction as development can flourish only in a peaceful society.

Tapuk Taku, MLA cum Chairman Sport Authority of Arunachal appealed the newly elected ZPMs to go ahead and work in unison with MLAs and HODs for the development of the District. He wanted to see that law and order were properly maintained as question of development doesn’t arise without peace. He discouraged unnecessary complaint on developmental activities which are detrimental for timely flow of fund. Adding that misunderstanding if any, should be clarified on the spot. He urged the HODs to prepare need based schemes in consultation with MLAs and PRI members and appealed them to do something good during the tenure.      

Karya Bagang, MLA while sharing her experiences as ZPM committed to redressed the genuine grievances of the people placed by the PRI members.

Meanwhile, the house observed two minutes silence for those who died in natural calamities in Uttarakhand. DIPRO

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Natural resources and peace in Afghan

Sustainable and equitable management of Afghanistan's natural resources such as land, water, forests and minerals can contribute to peace building in the country, according to a United Nations report.

The report, Natural Resource Management and Peace building in Afghanistan, describes how the UN and the international community can assist the Afghan Government to improve the management of natural resources in a way that contributes to peace and development on a national scale.

"Effective management of natural resources will help build peace in Afghanistan, and therefore development work and investment in all natural resource sectors must be managed carefully," said the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General with the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), Mark Bowden.

The study, which was funded by the European Union (EU), also aims to encourage international organizations to introduce mechanisms into their projects to ensure that they do not inadvertently exacerbate conflict over natural resources.

Up to 80 per cent of Afghans are directly dependent on natural resources for income and sustenance, and 60 per cent of the population obtain their livelihoods from agriculture, making equitable management of these resources particularly relevant in the country.

Natural resources contribute to underlying tension and conflict in Afghanistan as powerful groups try to gain control over access to irrigation water for downstream provinces, communities compete over land, illegal trade of forest timber and gemstones is widespread, and corruption is rampant.

The report notes that the international community can help improve the management of natural resources in Afghanistan by building capacity to help implement management structures and laws relating to natural resources, supporting community-level disputeresolution processes, improving data collection to enable early warning alerts when risks are detected, providing funding for conflict resolution that takes an environmental approach, and making environmental assessments a standard component of all development projects.

Commendable job

Dear Editor,

This is in reference to a news item - Police thwarts extortion bid, nabs one ( June 25). Infact such extortion from doctors who are considered to be life savers  is condemnable.  We really appreciate the  Capital police for their prompt action in nabbing the extortionist who  was extorting money from R K MH doctors.


Dr. Mika Umpo,


Arunachal Pradesh Doctors' Association (APDA)



Give us justice

Dear Editor,

It is pathetic to share the pain and grievances of our younger brother Tai Chonam who is very sincere and talented student studying in a reputed institute at Shillong. A senseless culprit had chopped off both the hands of our younger brother on May 13 last at Niti Vihar resident, Itanagar. It hurts the sentiment of our society when a senseless culprit does such cruel act. Chonam’s condition is very critical and treatment is going on at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

We appeal to the authorities concerned to give due  importance  and investigate the case  properly to find out the main cause behind the severe attack. We also request the authority to put the culprit behind bar for lifetime as his presence in the society is very dangerous. We hope justice will be delivered to Chonam and his family members.


Tai  Kojum, Tai Piku

Niti Vihar, Itanagar