June 26

Five minor girls from Bordumsa rescued at Itanagar

CHANGLANG, June 25: The Changlang police rescued five minor girls from Itanagar yesterday and registered criminal case against three persons for ‘trafficking’ these girls from Bordumsa, according to an official release.

Acting on a complaint, a Police team of Bordumsa Police station arrived Itanagar, rescued all five minor girls between 9 to 15 years of age.  The girls were safely handed over to their parents after medical  examination, the release added.

Meanwhile, criminal case against Ladu Yekar of Daporijo, Taro Jeram of Nacho colony, Itanagar and Apo Jeram of Leki village, Nirjuli have been registered at Bordumsa Police Station for trafficking these girls from Bordumsa through one lady named Papu Rani ( who is no more) and keeping them as domestic help in Itanagar. Further investigation is going on. One of the accused is in govt. service as AE (PWD), the release said

Changlang SP has appreciated good work done by Bordumsa Police under supervision of its Officer-in-Charge SI SK Singh.


Power Dept. blamed for deplorable power situation at Seppa

ITANAGAR, June 25: All East Kameng Students’ Union (AEKSU) claimed that a blackout-like situation was prevailing in Seppa township for the last many days due to poor or non-supply of electricity.

Blaming the uncaring attitude of the higher authority of Power Department for the deplorable power situation in the district headquarters, AEKSU said that daily life of people of the district headquarters has become standstill due to erratic or non-supply of electricity.

“Household items like TVs, Refrigerators and other modern electronic gadgets, including mobile handsets have become useless in Seppa due to non-supply of electricity,” the students union said, and threatened to launch democratic movement if the power situation is not improved immediately.


Carrying of weapons banned

ITANAGAR, June 26: The District Magistrate Itanagar Capital Complex Mige Kamki in exercise of power conferred upon him under Section 144 Cr. P.C. has banned carrying of weapons like dao, knife, khukari etc and licensed firearms by any person(s) with them/ in their vehicles for a period of one week or until further order, whichever is earlier vide an executive order. The S.P. Capital is also directed to enforce this order.


Road link disrupted

SEPPA, June 25: The Seppa-Chayangtajo NEC road has been blocked at various locations due to landslide triggered by incessant rain from June 15 to 22 last. Heavy landslide caused by overflow of stream at Pakke Point also washed out the formation of the road on June 21 night.

However, M/s Gammon India Ltd has already pressed machineries into service to keep the road open. DIPRO


GSU team visit girls’ hostel

ITANAGAR, June 25: A 4-member Galo Students’ Union (GSU) team visited the Girls’ Hostel of Govt. Higher Secondary School, Aalo today to take stock of the various problems faced by the boarders of the hostel.

Being inquired, it was informed that although boarders are receiving stipend they have never received other grants like sanitary napkins etc. They also informed the team that there is scarcity of water and insufficient toilet in the hostel. The hostel is also in dilapidated condition for want of maintenance, the release said.

While drawing attention of the West Siang DDSE on the problems faced by the girl students, GSU urged the DDSE to provide sanitary napkins to girl students and also maintain the hostel building regularly.


MLA reviews project implementation

KOLORIANG, June 25: In his maiden visit to 21-Koloriang (ST) Assembly Constituency after being elected as MLA Pani Taram interacted with all HoDs in a co-ordination meeting held on June 21 at Koloriang.

He reviewed the ongoing schemes and projects under his constituency and expressed displeasure over some pending works. He urged the executing agencies to complete all the pending works, check and monitor the works physically and not to sign documents relating to works which did not follow the laid down guidelines. He also urged the officials to remain at their respective posting places for all round development of the District as a whole and 21-Koloriang (ST) A/C in particular.

He emphasized on public oriented schemes and stressed the need of consultation with stakeholders while preparing any kind of schemes. He also stated that PR leaders are well aware of the ground realities therefore we should take them into confidence for successful execution of works and for tangible development of the area. He assured to extend every possible help to each and every department. DIPRO


Social service cum gathering of ex-JNVians


DAPORIJO, June 25: A mass social service cum gathering of passed out JNV students from Upper Subansiri district was held at Megdong JNV School.

Debate and discussions were held to bring unity and integrity among the students of JNVs of Upper Subansiri for smooth and better functioning of the school.

The students cleaned the school and hostel campus by disposing off the garbage and clearing the drains and roadside weeds/jungle of the school road.


News Impact

AAPSU gives 24 hours time, demands termination of SDPO

Bandh cripples normal life

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, June 25: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) today gave 24 hours time to the Govt for termination of SDPO Bomge Kamduk for his alleged assault on AAPSU president Kamta Lapung inflicting head injury here today. Lapung was physically manhandled by police personnel led by SDPO  Kamduk when he (Lapung) was trying to enter Police Station demanding fair treatment and release of activists detained by the police during its 12 hours capital bandh today, said AAPSU general secretary Biru Nasi.  The AAPSU GS was addressing the mediapersons in a hurriedly convened press meet at Press Club here  this evening in the wake of arrest of AAPSU president and his alleged manhandling.  “Our seven point charter of demand will be remained the same, however we are also demanding immediate termination of SDPO Kamduk”, Nasi added.

Nasi informed that decision to give 24 hours bandh relaxation after its 12 hours capital bandh is taken considering the hardship faced by the public during the bandh hours.

Nasi accompanied by All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) president Byabang Joram hinted that bandh may be resumed from 5 pm tomorrow if the AAPSU president Kamta Lapung and other activists who were languishing in Jullang district jail were not released and their demands are not met.

Nasi strongly condemned the conduct of responsible police officer, who, according to Nasi, took the law into his own hand by charging AAPSU president without slight provocation.

On being enquired, the general secretary said, “Our fight is not against people, we are ready to roll back if government agrees to fulfill our demands”.

AAPSU denied involvement of car burning incident at E sector and said that their activists were clearly instructed not to resort to such condemnable acts. It said that few miscreants may be involved while taking undue advantage to tarnish AAPSU image.

AAPSU called for the 12 hours capital bandh to protest non fulfillment of its seven point charter of demands by the state government. AAPSU’s  demands  included discontinue of the appointment of Chairman and vice chairman, early release of stipend, white paper on financial status, uninterrupted power and drinking water supply.  The bandh crippled the normal lives in the Capital with public and private vehicles were off the road. Apart from altercation and detention of activists, stray incident of violence like  stone pelting, damage and burning down of car were also reported during the 12 hours Capital bandh.

Throwing the weight behind the apex students union, All Nyishi Students’ Union and Arunachal Law Students Union strongly condemned the physical charges on Lapung and extended solidarity with AAPSU in their demands. ALSU said such action from law protector is unwarranted and can destroy relation between police and student communities.



Byaling launches tirade against AAPSU

ITANAGAR, June 25: Home Minister Tanga Byaling while talking to press persons this afternoon came down heavily on AAPSU and stated that, “Though, democracy guarantees the right to protest but it doesn’t approve the method of violence.”

He alleged that AAPSU activist’s burn down vehicles by forcefully taking them out from garages and parking areas which is very wrong practice. Byaling also rebuffed the seven point charter of demands made by the AAPSU. “The demands made by the union are not at all valid because they are the daily routines of the government works.” He also said that AAPSU is not supposed to run a parallel government, “hence to demand a white paper to the government is not at all valid.”

When asked about the possibility of negotiating with the student union, Byaling said, “There is no provision for negotiation with them as their demands are not genuine. Had they been talking about the educational sectors then we could have appreciated them.”

He also said that earlier government through a Parliamentary Secretary and also with the help of Kumar Waii, RWD minister had tried to talk with the AAPSU. “But they never turned up for the negotiation,” claimed Byaling.

Meanwhile, Byaling also informed that one-day salary of those government employees have been cut off, who failed to attend their respective offices on the day of bandh.



Spices Board approves establishment of Mini Spices Park at Itanagar

ITANAGAR, June 25: The Spices Board of India has given its approval for the establishment of a Mini Spices Park for Ginger at Itanagar in collaboration with the State Government, informed Spices Board member from the North Eastern region Dr. Hatobin Mai.

He also said that the land for the same will be provided by the State Government and the Spices Board will give technical and strategic support for the establishment of the Mini Spices Park.

During the meeting held at Kochi on June 23 last, Dr Mai called for restructuring and revamping the Spices Board to increase its outreach in the potential states of the North Eastern Region with special emphasis on Arunachal Pradesh. He mentioned that the policy framework of the Spices Board has to be aligned with the challenges of the Region. He highlighted the difficult climatic conditions of the North Eastern Region like prolonged monsoon season and vulnerabilities to natural disasters which pose unique challenges to the cultivators. He appealed for “a proper safety net for the cultivators in the form of increased subsidies, infrastructure provisions and other related factors which may be specially considered for the Region”.

The Spices Board should also initiate major training and awareness drives towards working in better co-ordination with all the stakeholders like the cultivators and other Governmental and Non Governmental Agencies, Dr.Mai said.

Other concerns like proper marketing linkages to increase export competitiveness of the Region were also placed for consideration of the Board. While calling for revising the existing schemes which are nominal in nature Dr. Mai also requested the Board to consider special schemes for Skill Development, Technology Upgradation and Entrepreneurship Development.

The Board assured that infrastructure development and optimum manpower deployment in the Region will be undertaken in a phased manner. The Board also resolved that more emphasis will be given to NE States for organic spices and a proper road map will be prepared from here onwards and awareness programmes like interstate field visits of farmers and other stakeholders would be taken up soon. The Board would also set up Spices Parks in Meghalaya and Manipur.

While focussing on the natural menaces to cultivation in Arunachal Pradesh, Dr. Mai stressed on an integrated approach to provide requisite infrastructure for mitigation of the same for the benefit of the cultivators. The Board in response resolved to initiate a Pilot Programme to safeguard the large cardamom plantations in the state by providing barbed wire fencings to farmers. The Board sought details from the Horticulture Department of the state to formalize this programme for early implementation.

In a separate meeting with Dr. A Jayathilak, Chairman of Spices Board, India Dr.Mai discussed other issues in detail. The Chairman hoped that inclusion of a member from the North Eastern Region in Spices Board would strengthen the scope of the Board in the future. The Chairman also informed Dr. Mai that a Board Meeting will be convened in Arunachal Pradesh soon where a large expert’s delegation will come to the state to explore its potential.



School authority expels erring principal


DAPORIJO, June 25: The Principal of Si Donyi Public School Daporijo accused of keeping 19 students in illegal confinement after beating them has been expelled from the school. Action was also taken against other staff involved in the incident.

While informing about the drastic step taken against the erring principal and other staff of the school, the school authority said that whoever will try to disturb the peaceful atmosphere of the school will not be left unpunished. No incident of this kind will be repeated in the school in near future, the school authority assured. “We will put our best effort to impart quality education to the students and create homely atmosphere in the hostel campus,” the school authority added.

The parents have welcomed the decision of school authority for taking immediate action against the principal and initiating stern action against other staff involved. They promised to cooperate with the school authority in taking any decision for the welfare of student.

Earlier, All Tagin Students’ Union and the parents and guardians of the victim students had demanded immediate expulsion of the accused school principal and stern action against all other staff involved in the incident.



Vehicle checking drive intensified at Pasighat

Obey traffic rules or face penalty:DC

PASIGHAT, June 25: To ensure public safety and strict implementation MV Act 1988 in the district, East Siang DC Nidhi Srivastava has directed all the vehicle owners/operators to update their documents immediately. Especially helmets and valid documents are mandatory while on roads. “Either you follow traffic rules, produce your documents to help you out or be ready to pay the penalty amount to the special magistrate and police team on duty, the order stated.

She directed the transport authority (DTO) to conduct frequent traffic checking in various locations with the help of magistrates and police personnel to control road accidents and criminal activities in the township.

Meanwhile, a Naka was put up today near forest gate by the enforcing team, comprising of Gobi Nyicyor, Rasalind Pertin (both Magistrates) and N. Ete (MVI) along with police personnel to check the vehicles and imposed fines to violators. Magistrate Nyicyor confirmed that 62 MV Act violators were fined and a sum of Rs. 16,200 were collected from the offenders as penalty. DIPRO



People’s cooperation sought to make Papu Valley a tourists’ hotspot

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, June 25: With Papu river silently meandering through, the scenic beauty of Papu Valley better known as “rice bowl” of East Kameng has finally caught the attention of the tourism department as Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism Mama Natung and Secretary Tourism Dr. Joram Beda along with Govt officers visited the valley on Sunday with a mission to access its tourism potentiality.

Later both of them addressed the public at Govt Secondary School, Lumdung. Addressing the people Mama Natung said that development cannot be possible in absence of peace and tranquility. Papu Valley can be hot tourist spot if its tourism potential is properly harnessed, he said adding that proposal has already  been sent to Delhi for development of the valley as one of the most  attractive tourist destinations.  Sensitizing the people, he cited Atithi Devo Bhavah, a campaign started by the Tourism Department, under Union Ministry of Tourism with the theme Incredible India,  Natung added that for tourism promotion people of the valley need to be sensitized and develop friendly and welcoming nature towards tourists. He further said that though the valley is blessed with rich tourism potential, it would be worthless unless the people cooperate with officers in the developmental process.  Responding to memorandum submitted by PRI leader seeking adequate fund for tourism promotion of the valley, Parliamentary Secretary assured to look into each point of the representation and said that he would discuss it with Tourism Minister.

Secretary Tourism Dr Joram Beda emphasized on the significance of road and communication in tourism promotion saying that without road infrastructure tourism development is not possible. Dr. Joram extolled the beauty of Papu valley and appealed to the people to preserve its natural beauty by refraining from unabated hunting of birds and animals.

He also exhorted that the valley has tourism potential, however cooperation from the public is necessary to make it a reality.  He urged the people to pay their attention towards tourism sector as the tourism is sustainable sector in terms of economic development.  

Former Minister Hari Natung in his address requested both to put extra effort in making the valley a mega tourist destination.   Besides making Papu Valley a mega tourist destination, approached road to Patha Sadang (water fall) and tourist lodge in the area are sought by the public in their memorandum. The meeting was attended by PRI leaders, Goan Burahs and officers.

Apart from meandering Papu River, the valley is abounding with oxbow lakes, migratory birds and rich aquatic species.  



Gadi makes whirlwind tour of his constituency

AALO, June 25: The state PWD Minister Gojen Gadi made whirlwind official visit to his constituency covering Basar, Tirbin and Daring with effect from June 22 to 24.

During his visit the minister inaugurated the ADC office building at Basar amid huge applause.

Addressing a series of public meetings at Daring, Basar and Tirbin, Gadi assured to take up all developmental issues continuously in the coming five years. “The people of the area has given me the mandate time and again and I will continue to work for the cause of my people with better responsibility and commitment to address all core issues that confront them,” he said. He also asked all the executing agencies to ensure quality of work in all CSS schemes that are underway in the area to create good assets under Basar subdivision.

Earlier, Youth Congress Party, Seva Dal, Panchayat leaders, senior citizens, Mahila Congress and public leaders accorded warm reception to the ministers at different places. The Minister also visited the Samadhi of late Todak Basar, ex-minister and paid floral tribute. DIPRO



3rd workshop on city sanitation action plan held

PASIGHAT, June 25: The 3rd workshop on City Sanitation Action Plan of Pasighat Municipal Council was organized today under the chairmanship of the Chief Councillor Denong Tamuk in the PMC conference hall. Around 40 participants including Chairman Zila Parishad Kaling Dai, officers from various departments and members of City Sanitation Task Force (CSTF) attended the workshop. The main objective of the workshop was to explain the various interventions required to solve the sanitation issues of the city, various funding options for the identified projects and their implementation strategies.

Delhi based consultant, Intercontinental Consultants and Technocrats Pvt. Ltd (ICT Pvt. Ltd) presented the City Sanitation Action Plan. Tani Taloh, Municipal Secretary initiated the workshop and Municipal Executive Officer, PMC, conducted the proceedings of the workshop and briefed all participants about the sanitation plan project.

Chief Councilor, PMC, delivered the opening remarks and explained the participants about the importance of preparing City Sanitation Action Plan (CSAP) and shown their interest to make CSAP successful and implementable. The ICT representatives (Dr. Krishna Pal, Deepa Tripathi and Prabhakar Kumar) made power-point presentation. The CSAP is being prepared for the horizon year 2038 and the current project will be completed by the end of July 2014 and will be submitted to state government for approval. After that the project will be submitted to Central Government for final approval.

After the presentation Chief Councillor Denong Tamuk, Municipal Executive Officer Rajesh Panyang and Chairman Zila Parishad appreciated the initiative of City Sanitation Action Plan and emphasized the importance of plan and the integration of various components of sanitation and shown their interest to implement the plan as soon as possible. DIPRO



DFSMC reviews activities

AALO, June 25: District Agriculture Officer Tomi Basar had convened a review meeting of the District Food Security Mission Committee under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner cum Chairman DFSMC M K Sahoo at his office chamber on June 23 last. The meeting was also attended by Er. Tame Tasing, EE WRD, Karyom Doji, DHO, Kiran Kumar, Scientist KVK Basar, Doi Ado, former minister and officers from agriculture department and progressive farmers.

Presiding over the meeting, Sahoo underlined the need for imparting necessary trainings to the farm community where the farmers could utilize the knowledge in field conditions. He also urged the department to pick the needy and deserving farmers through field level workers to whom the agriculture inputs could be provided to encourage them and suggested the department to introduce new innovative ideas which could be added technologies to the farmers. Doi Ado, former minister, lauded the DAO and his team of officers for their tremendous efforts in smooth implementation of the programme and exhorted the need to reach out to the farmers in remote areas to educate them and  expand the paddy cultivation areas.

Tomi Basar, DAO said that the department will put relentless efforts to educate the farmers at field conditions to disseminate the technologies of modern farming to bring about noticeable changes in the farm production. He also sought suggestions from the members which could be instrumental in timely and smooth implementation of  rice intensification programme. Jumdo Jini, Nodal Officer DFSMC, made power presentation on the status of the programme wherein various activities under NFSM in the district were displayed.  DIPRO



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---- Editorial ----



Politicians should stop

patronization of criminals

Home Minister Tanga Byaling deserves some applause for his continuous effort to make capital complex crime free city. In a major decision, home minister Byaling yesterday directed Superintendent of police to ensure checking of all vehicles irrespective of any class or position. Taking serious note of the report that some UG/miscreants are using vehicles fitted with red beacon and even police escort team to easily cross the check gates, Byaling directed strict checking of VIP vehicles.  

With home minister strongly backing police force, there is general hope that situation will improve in capital complex in days to come. There is urgent need to take stringent measures to bring down crime rate in capital. Politicians have to take first step in this regard. They should stop interfering in the work of police. One of the main reasons for increase in crime rate is  patronization of criminals by politicians. If this stops, crime will naturally come down.

----Readers Forum ----


Democracy, citizens and vote

Dear Editor,

Democracy as defined by the constitution is for the people, by the people and of the people. True to the above lines, India being a Democratic country represents people from all sections of society. Right to vote is the right given to every citizen of India to elect their representatives. Voting is the basic right of an individual and this right should be used judiciously in order to elect a representative, government or leader. One should introspect what we have achieved in the past years under the leadership and governance of the chosen leader whether he/she has fulfilled the promises and has met with the expectations of the people or not, or whether it was just a political gimmick to attract the vote banks.

Before elections massive campaigns, rallies and Dharnas are held, different political parties have their mandates, arguments and discussions, in fact there is a marathon going on for the party tickets and filing of nominations.

The Netas spend sleepless nights in pursuit to gain the political power or better described as “Khursi”. With the declaration of Election dates, political parties create different manifestoes promising social, economic and political development, better living standard, special development packages and schemes.

Before the voting, it is in the hands of Aam aadmi to seal the fate of candidates. We as a common people has a major Contribution in changing the dimension of Nation-State Politics, the trend of money exchange in terms of vote has been very disrespectful act in last decades.  We should lend our hand forward and ask for development instead of accepting money and should discourage any other indulging in such act. Our country being a democratic country has given full Liberty to its people to franchise; vote and elect, the right person who can bring hopes to the millions.

The Election Commission of India has been taking a greater part in curbing the process of money flow during Elections and many laws had been passed to protect the right of Voting.

Democracy and its true meaning is being tarnished by the politicians in broader sense but not to point fingers on politicians alone, it is the wrong trend set by the people that has led to such a niche of ‘paisa do vote lo’.

Every citizen of state-nation should ask themselves one basic question; has the Government really justified the meaning of democracy.

One must not forget that the Constitution of India has given us the freedom to fight and there is no offence in fighting, for the right cause.


Shyani Dususow

(J.E PRIs), Bhalukpong


Come out of the SUVs

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to appreciate the bandh call executed by AAPSU. Since Arunachal Pradesh doesn’t have strong opposition party in Legislative assembly, the role of AAPSU is really appreciable.

Our government never pay attention to public grievances even though we are going through many problems like worse road condition in capital complex, shortage of electricity, water, destruction of forest and earth cutting.

We dont have air conditions in our homes to remain cool in summer and luxurious SUV to travel in capital roads.

To give a better look to capital, it hardly needs a year. I think Itanagar is the worst capital in India in terms of development.

Last but not the least I would like to add that it’s very easy to say but hard to accomplish''. Hope our beloved leaders will come out from SUVs!


Toying Pertin, Itanagar


Don’t defame

Dear Editor,

I would urge some of the unregistered organizations to stop defaming the name of DDSE West Siang unnecessarily.

If there is any truth behind their allegations, it will all come out soon as the case is under strict vigilance of the administration concern. The unnecessary allegations on a reputed officer of West Siang will not be tolerated at any cost.

I appeal all the civil society to let the truth be unearthed through proper investigation by the administration.


Geli Ete

President , All Aalo Youth Welfare



Good service

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to salute the staff of the Pasighat dispensary, AH & Veterinary Department.

Everyone has been helpful and sincere, right from the vet to the peon. I hope others would also follow such kind of good trend in their office or dispensary because animal are essential for survival of mankind.



Pasighat 2 mile