June 27

Student victim of corporal punishment: GSU

ITANAGAR, June 26: The Galo Students' Union, while decrying corporal punishments in schools alleged that a 12-year student of class seven has been severely assaulted by the principal of Siyom Valley School, Pessing-Aalo on the morning of 19th June. The GSU will never encourage indiscipline among students but what happened to the boy cannot be justified on any grounds, it said.

The union while condemning the irresponsible behavior of the school authorities demanded the School management to immediately expel the principal of the school for committing such inhumane act. According to the parents, the school authorities are not cooperating with them and instead demanding them to sign an apology letter to the school authorities, the Union informed.


DA reviews law  & order

ITANAGAR, June 26: The Capital Complex district administration in its emergency meeting held today reviewed the law and order situation in the capital region.

The meeting presided over by Capital deputy commissioner Mige Kamki and attended by

Superintendent of Police, Capital Complex SP Kuruvilla and magistrates also discussed the law and order problems that arose yesterday and decided to constitute a committee to take stock of the damages caused and fix responsibility for the damage and the loss of public and private properties including roads.

It was also decided to maintain law and order in the Capital Complex and discourage recurrence of bandh which affects normal life and causes loss and misery to the people.  DIPRO


Power crisis grips West Kameng

BOMDILA, JUNE 26: There has been no succor for the people of the West Kameng district since Sunday last as the power crisis continues at large.

It is expected that the power supply would be restored back by July 9. This probable period of eighteen days might be the longest spell for the people of the district to go without light in the last couple of years.

The heavy rainfall in the third week of this month led to the damage of Tower No. 159 on June 22, in between Nechiphu (0-point) and Saddle in the district. It would be another two weeks more before the tower and the transmission lines are restored.

Taking serious note of the prevailing situation which has created unrest amongst the people, Deputy Commissioner AK Singh today visited the site where the High Transmission Tower had collapsed.

Later he interacted with the NEEPCO authorities regarding their action plan for immediate restoration of the power supply. The role of the M/s Mega Electricals, Guwahati was also reviewed with them.

Reportedly, the restoration work is being carried out on war footing but rough terrain and the prevailing unpredictable weather conditions is affecting restoration work. DIPRO


15 contestants selected for ‘Miss Apatani’ title final contest

ZIRO, June 26: Fifteen ladies have been selected today in final audition by the Central Dree Festival Committee (CDFC) for the final contest of Miss Apatani title to be organized here on the eve of Dree Festival on July 5 next.

A panel of 5 judges with Hano Bobby, Nending Ommo, Ligang Kuniya, Hage Komo and Rubu Ama constituted by CDFC has selected 15 contenders for the prestigious ‘Miss Apatani’ beauty contest title to be held on Dree day. Out of 22 ladies taken part in the final audition held at Abotani Hall, 15 have been selected. They are Nani Mamung, Duyu Sunya, Nako Mamung, Millo Mamung, Dusu Puming, Landi Puming, Punyo Yanga, Kago Ana, Dani Moni, Koj Umpi, Punyo Yaring, Liagi Dumi, Hage Sunya, Nending Yakang and Tage Yassing.


Ganga Panchayat bans selling of wine

ITANAGAR, June 26: The PRI leaders of XI Batt Ganga and Ganga Youth Club have banned the selling of wine and marijuana within the jurisdiction of 3-Ganga Panchayat with immediate effect.

The youths and panchayat will cease the shop if any shop is seen violating the order, they warned.


Court summer vacation

ITANAGAR, June 26: The Itanagar Permanent Bench of Gauhati High Court will remain closed from June 30 to July 11 on account of summer vacation.

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


AEKSU demands enquiry into Seppa-Chayang Tajo road

ITANAGAR, June 26: Claiming that ongoing Seppa-Chayang Tajo road project funded under North East Council and executed by Gammon India Ltd under PWD Seppa is not being implemented as per specifications, All East Kameng Students Union (AEKSU) today demanded constitution of a high level committee to enquire into the project implementation.

In a letter addressed to the Chief Engineer Western Zone PWD it said the quality of project work is below the standard. There is a gross violation of rules and manipulation of agreement in project implementation, it said.

AEKSU demanded constitution of high level team of expertise involving representative from the district administration for physical verification of project implementation before recommending for LOC and payment.


Contractors write to ANSU

ITANAGAR, June 26: The petty contractors of ST Girls Hostel project at Palin have written a letter to the president of All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) to reconsider their movement against the said building for the sake of local contractors. Interestingly local contractors said that they did not know whether hostel buildings were constructed as per the detail project report. It pleaded the ANSU president to leave the issue for the sake of innocent contractors so that they could recover their money invested in the construction.


Fogging operation

ITANAGAR, June 26: A fogging operation was carried out at Deomali Town as part of the Anti-malaria month being observed at Tirap district from June 25.

An awareness meeting was organized by District Health Society (NVBDCP) at CHC Deomali where the importance of observing anti-malarial month was briefed by DMO Tirap Dr. K. Perme, Khonsa and Dr.T.Matey DVBDO respectively. The meeting was attended by grassroots level health workers and ASHA’s.


Longding district cut-off

ITANAGAR, June 26: A massive landslide caused by incessant rain at the graveyard area near Khonsa on Khonsa-Longding road on 23rd June snapped the road communication between Khonsa and Longding. A road stretch of 50mtrs has been completely washed away. The district administration and highway department are working round the clock to restore the road communication.

The heavy rain for the last few days has caused extensive damages to roads, building and public places. The District Administration has alerted the citizens to take precaution. DIPRO


News Impact

Arunachal financially sound and stable: Govt.

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, June 26: Brushing aside the claim of opposition party and organizations that the state government is struggling with deep-rooted financial crisis, the state government Spokesperson Bamang Felix today stated that state is financially sound and stable. Addressing the mediapersons at CMO conference hall here this afternoon, Felix denied any financial mismanagement. However he admitted that there was mismatch due to 6th Pay Commission implementation and deficit grant by the 13th Finance Commission.

Though Felix was not responding directly to All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union’s demand, but his statement was indirectly a befitting reply to AAPSU.

The government spokesperson further informed that the visit of Fourteenth Finance Commission led by its Chairman and former Governor of RBI Dr. Y V Reddy to the state was very fruitful. A team of State Govt headed by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi, Planning Secretary and dedicated officers from Planning and Finance department had focused the genuine problems and requirements of the state.

Felix disclosed that the state is committed for 100% literacy in the state besides focusing on tapping the rich hydropower potentials and making Arunachal Pradesh the power house of the country.

“Arunachal Pradesh would be made top tourist destination in the coming years while with the huge horticultural potential, we will strive to make our state horticultural bowl of the nation besides making it an organic state”, Felix emphatically said. He further disclosed on a special demand to the FFC to consider for implementation of 7th Pay Commission for the state government employees.

On AAPSU’s 12-hour bandh call, he termed the bandh, particularly during the visit of FFC, as unfortunate. He maintained that appointment of OSDs, advisers, chairmen, political secretary is the prerogative of the government. “As you all know that the bandh is illegal in nature after the apex court’s order banning all kind of bandhs, AAPSU should have taken some other means of democratic protest” Felix said. He was critical against the apex students’ union bandh call especially during the peak season of school and college admission. The bandh has hampered lot of students apart from affecting the common people and the business establishment, he said. The government spokesperson also denied diversion of PMGSY fund.



AAPSU threatens to launch state-wide bandh

Unconditional release of AAPSU president demanded

ITANAGAR, June 26: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) today threatened to launch state-wide bandh if their charter of demands is not fulfilled by state government. AAPSU strongly demanded immediate unconditional release of their President Kamta Lapung, who was arrested yesterday. AAPSU took these decisions in its meeting held to review the situation arising out of alleged police atrocities against their president. The members of All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU), Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU), All Tagin Students’ Union (ATSU), All East Kameng Students’ Union (AEKSU), All Kurung Kumey District Students’ Union (AKKDSU), All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) and several student leaders of the state attended the meeting.  The joint meeting also discussed in details regarding the alleged barbaric act committed by SDPO Bomge Kamduk against AAPSU president.

In the meeting, all the federal students’ organizations expressed deep anguish over the behavior of Itanagar police lead by SDPO. “AAPSU President went to the police station to approach them after police arrested some AAPSU activists. Everybody has right to express their voice and it is not a crime. However, police physically assaulted him which is not acceptable at all. We term the act as ‘murder of democracy.’ Our fight against injustice will continue till justice is delivered,” AAPSU stated in a release. All East Kameng Students’ Union demanded termination of officials involved in the act.

All the organizations present asked for unconditional release of AAPSU president from the judicial custody and vowed that they will support the movement of AAPSU. All Tagin Students’ Union opined that bandh call should be launched statewide to protest the police handling of president AAPSU. Meanwhile, AAPSU temporarily suspended its 24hrs bandh call to let public be aware of their movement. AAPSU is going to hold protest rally on 27th June from Akashdeep market to the official bungalow of home minister.

All Tirap District Student Union has highly condemned the assault on AAPSU president by SDPO B. Kamduk. ATDSU extended support to the demand put forwarded by AAPSU terming it as genuine and for greater interest of society and student community in particular.

Condemning the alleged manhandling and arrest of AAPSU president Kamta Lapung, the All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organization (AAPYO) today demanded the state government for immediate release of Lapung and suspension of the erring officers involved in the incident.

In a press communiqué, the AAPYO president Biri Joy stated that the manhandling of state’s apex students’ union president is an inhumane act to silence the voice of students’ community of the state. There should not be manhandling of presidents and general secretaries of any unions or associations in future, he added. AAPYO also urged the government to amicably solve the demands of AAPSU, saying that the demands are genuine and it would have raised the same issues if AAPSU had not, before things get out of control.

The All Papum Pare District Handicapped Welfare Association (APPDHWA) has condemned the assault on AAPSU president Kamta Lapung by Capital police yesterday during the 12 hours bandh call.

In its letter addressed to the minister of home affairs, GoI, accusing the Capital SDPO for the assault sought stern action against the SDPO.

In another release, All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union (AAPWU) has also extended its support to AAPSU calling its seven point charter of demand valid and genuine. It has urged the state government for early fulfillment of the demands and immediate termination of Capital SDPO.

Youth Organization Movement of Arunachal Pradesh (YOMA) also sought termination of Capital SDPO and immediate release of AAPSU president Kamta Lapung.

Galo Students Union has strongly condemned the physical assault on Kamta Lapung, inside Itanagar police station.  While expressing  its solidarity with AAPSU, the union urged the state government to immediately consider the genuine demands raised by Union before the situation aggravates further.



CM flags off 3 ambulances forRKMH, Heema Clinic and Women PS

ITANAGAR, June 26: While rolling his developmental wagon and keeping social sectors like health and education in his priority agenda, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki flagged off 3 ambulances; each for Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Heema Clinic and Women Police Station Itanagar under Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Constructions Workers Welfare Board here from his official bungalow this morning.

While commending the dignity of a labour, Tuki said that they play a pivotal role in nation building and hence appealed to Chief Secretary to rightly obtain 1 % Cess from each department for supporting the educational needs of their children.

Notifying the successful implementation of health insurance in the state and various talent awards for boasting the spirit of the students, Tuki further visualized the commencement of a smart class at schools soon.

He termed the bandh calls as a hurdle in the path of state’s development and asked the Students’ Union to abstain from doing so and that too in such peak period of schools, colleges and universities admissions. “Such act will only hamper the future of students and therefore all sections of the society should denounce bandh culture for once and for all and should stand united against it”, Tuki emphatically said.  Chief Minister later distributed various statutory benefits like educational assistance, medical assistance etc. to the beneficiaries from the working class under Arunachal Pradesh building & other constructions workers welfare board.

During the occasion Minister PWD Gojen Gadi, MLA Dikto Yikar, Nyamar Karbak, chairman APB & OCWWB and CS Ramesh Negi were also present.



Tie loose end: Mein

Fruit Processing Unit at Rupa

BOMDILA, June 26: With the inauguration of Fruit Processing Unit today, we have forayed into a field where lots of loose ends have to be tied and things have to be streamlined in earnest, said Agriculture, Horticulture, Veterinary & DD Minister Chowna Mein the day before at Rupa in the district where the Fruit Processing Unit has been established.

“Let this not be another disaster like that of the Nigmoi project of West Siang of the bygone years. Let us endeavor to make this venture a successful pilot project in order to replicate it in other parts of the state in the days to come,” he added.

Making his stand clear and assuring to take his departments to newer heights, Mein said that his officers and field functionaries need to rededicate themselves and focus on Research & Development activities if the agrarian society of ours is truly to be benefited and uplifted. Commitment and an extra effort in this regard is a must, he said.

Discouraging the individual schemes which have been a trend of sort as of date, he said that only community based schemes would be encouraged by him for the larger interest of the society and that the farmers too need to start thinking and practicing organic farming in earnest. He summed up with an assurance to look into the prospect of setting up of an Integrated Diary Development project at Rupa. Deputy Speaker of the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly cum local Legislator TN Thongdok, who had paved the way and made the dream of the Fruit processing unit come true, dealt at length on the various endeavors and efforts put in to bring up the unit for a sustainable and equitable growth of the fruit growers of the district. The APMC report for the year 2013-14 lists sale proceeds of around three crores for tomato only in the district.

MLA cum Chairman Bamboo Mission CZ Namchoom in his maiden visit to the district, terming bamboo as the green gold and the ultimate substitute for timber, advocated for its large scale farming and establishment of bamboo units in the district for which every help would be extended, he assured.

DC AK Singh, CGM NABARD R Amalorpavanathan and President InsPIRE Dr. K Mitra too shared their views in the inaugural function which among others was attended by Brigadier S Dutt, Commander 311 Mtn Brigade.

The Fruit Processing Unit, Rupa, has been established by the Rupa Lamps in collaboration with InsPIRE Network for Environment, New Delhi and supported by NABARD, Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust and Apex Bank, Arunachal Pradesh.

Late in the noon, Deputy Speaker TN Thongdok inaugurated the 50-Bedded Girls’ hostel of GHSS Rupa constructed under MSDP which had been executed by PWD at an estimated cost of rupees 81.43 lacs. DIPRO



State level girl’s convention at Tirap

ITANAGAR, June 26:  Tirap Deputy Commissioner Kamlesh Kumar Joshi inaugurated a 3-day state level girls’ convention at Khonsa on 25 June.

The programme is being organized by the SSA Rajya Mission, Itanagar.

In his inaugural address, the deputy Commissioner appreciated the state government for initiating such a programme which would benefit the girls in no small measure. He said that the girls were performing better that the boys in academics and other activities all over the country.

He lamented that Tirap district was lagging behind in education in spite of the fact that there were two famous schools in RK Mission School, Narottam Nagar for boys and RK Sarada Mission Girls’ School at Khonsa. Joshi emphatically said that extra co-curricular activities would help the girls to hone their skills and give them the much-needed exposure. He told the girls to be well-equipped adding that the world had become fiercely competitive.

The DC suggested that more participation of girl students should be allowed in such programmes and not only the selected students.

SPO, SSA, Itanagar PK Lombi while explaining the main objectives of the 3-day programme, said that the main purpose was to create a sense of competitive spirit among the girls and give them exposure in various disciplines. She further said that such a convention is held in all the districts from time to time and thanked all the participants for their active participation.

The DDSE in his speech highlighted the importance and the significance of the convention and urged all to encourage the organizers.

The District Co-coordinator, SSA Awang Nguapo threw light on the importance of the convention and asked the teachers and the students to participate without any inhibition and with spirit of healthy competition.  Students and their teacher guides from all the schools including private schools in and around Khonsa are participating in the programme. DIPRO



Tezu, Namsai, Tirap step up against drug use

Anti Narcotics Day observed

TEZU, June 26: Anti Narcotics Day was observed at Tezu with its Deputy Commissioner Dr. B M Mishra administering a pledge to eradicate the menace of opium and drugs from Lohit district at Jubilee Ground, today. Students from Tezu Government schools also took out a procession against opium and drugs menace in society.

While administering the Pledge the Deputy Commissioner advocated for a drug free society. In a meeting earlier he encouraged participation of students as they can convey messages to their families and friends. Their participation is crucial not only to instill awareness among them but students are the best carrier of messages to the society, he said.

He informed that district administration is planning to prepare a road map for Eradication of Opium and alternative crop to save Lohit district from opium and drug abuse.

Lohit is one of the most drug and opium affected district in the State. Opium cultivation and opium addiction in the district is increasing on an alarmingly rate.

Various measures like destroying the illicit cultivation have been taken out by the District Administration with the help of police personnel. Prohibitory orders have also been carried out from time to time declaring cultivation/use/sale etc of opium and drugs as illegal and punishable under rule of law. Awareness meetings and programmes are also being carried out from time to time.

Anti Narcotic Day celebration is an initiative to save this area from Opium menace and make each and every house aware of its ill effects as well as its adverse affect to the society.

A friendly football match between Government Higher Secondary School Tezu and Government Secondary School Tezu was played at Jubilee Ground on the theme "Save Lohit from Drugs and Opium", reports DIPRO.

People of Namsai area, students, government officials and public leaders, responding to the administration’s call, came out to create awareness by organizing rallies and meeting at various locations in and around the sub-division to celebrate International Anti-Narcotics Day.

Ravi Jha, ADC Namsai said that today’s youths are easily lured by these banned substances and destroying the very flavor of this society. He advised the students to take a lesson from the speeches rendered by the resource persons. At last, a pledge was taken by all present to avoid drugs and opium and to eradicate it from the society.

Likewise, at Lekang, Piyong, Lathao, Chongkham and Wakro also rallies had been organized by their respective local administrative heads along with Executive Members from SEWA.

The students of St. Thomas school, Doimukh also took out a procession with placards and slogans against drug addiction. The Principal Shaji Cherian exhorted the state machinery and concerned department to hinder the trafficking of drugs.

On the occasion of the International Day against Drug abuse and illicit trafficking, 1st Assam Rifles in Tirap highlighted its activities including awareness programme about bad effect of drugs in Tirap district, which has a history of opium cultivation and large youth based consumers. Assam Rifles, Arunachal Police and CRPF police personnel under the aegis of NCB (Narcotics Control Bureau) had undertaken an awareness cum destruction drive recently wherein opium cultivation fields were destroyed.

AR also organized rally with participation from all walks of life including school children, social workers, NGOs, women activists, Govt officials to bring awareness against  drug abuse. This was followed by a public meeting at Khonsa market.

An awareness rally was taken  out at Changlang town to mark the International Day against Drugs and Illicit Trafficking. Large number of teachers, students and police personnel of Changlang  participated in the rally  which started from Government Higher Secondary School, Changlang  and covered the entire market areas  of the  township. In total 1700 students, 51 teachers from different schools in and around Changlang Township and 34 police personnel took part in the programme enthusiastically.

International day against drug abuse observed at Pasighat

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was observed today at the Reserve Police Recreation Hall, Pasighat.

Speaking on the occasion, Incharge SP Tab Techi said the drug trafficking, once viewed largely as a social and criminal problem, has become a major threat to the health and security of people and state in recent years. Informing that his department is working tirelessly to  eradicate the drug menace, he said the real criminals are the drug traffickers. He appreciated the efforts of the ABK (WW) for their noble contributions in controlling drug abuse and assured to extend full cooperation from his department.

SDO (Jud) Alan Pertin said administration has responsibility to counteract  against both drug trafficking and drug abuse. However, he called upon the communities and organizations  to play a major role  against drug abuse.

Sr. Microbiologist Dr. B Apum appealed to stop use of illegal drugs. “We should reinforce our commitment to the basic principles of health and human rights with a balanced approach providing prevention, treatment and support to reduce drug-related crime and violence.”

ABK (W) President Y Burang  informed that her organization is putting all efforts to stop opium cultivation by organizing village to village campaign. ABK has cautioned not to continue such practices and they are getting good responses from administration, GBs, NGOs and civil societies.  A good number of drug users took part in program which was organized by the OC, Pasighat Police Station N Riba under active supervision of incharge SP Tab Techi, reports DIPRO



State level awareness meeting on Anti-social element held at Pasighat

PASIGHAT, June 26: The state SSA Rajya Mission conducted a two days awareness meeting on “Antisocial Element” yesterday in the Bharat Scouts & Guide Hall, Pasighat under the chairmanship of DAEO J Yirang.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chairman Yirang said the program is aimed at helping teenagers to understand the effect of anti-social behavior and to encourage them to make positive choices in their lives. We know that low self-esteem often leads children to risk their own welfare with negative behavior and therefore we have to make a healthy and crime-free society for our youths using positive psychology techniques so that they can learn how to take responsibility for their own behavior, understand how it affects people around them, learn to set goals and build self-confidence.

Earlier, SPO Gekir Karga stressed on proper implantation of Right To Education (RTE) stating that it has the potential of turning Arunachal into a literate state and we have to be very careful to see that it is implemented well to reap its benefits. He also briefed on monitoring and functioning of daily routine and annual social auditing involving SMCs and local authorities.

SPC Neelom Siram and resource person BP Sinha highlighted on ill effects of drugs/opium and its impact towards the children and society. Sharing their vast experiences, duo suggested to organize more need based vocational education and training to the children for self-reliance. They also sought wholehearted cooperation from the Panchayat leaders to build a literate, healthy and crime-free society.

Kalom Ering, District Coordinator presented a brief report of the district achieved so far.

The programme was attended by involving PRIs, SMCs, BOs, HMs and Head Teachers. The SSA functionaries and PRIs thoroughly discussed to reduce risk factors for antisocial behaviour. DIPRO



Legislator inspects ground situation of Deopani & Simari hydel stations


ROING, June 26: To improve the failing power scenario in Roing Township and adjoining villages, Parliamentary Secretary for Horticulture and local legislator Mutchu Mithi today visited the local hydel stations of Deopani and Simari. The visit aimed to improve the power generation locally sought to revive all the hydel power stations.

"The power supply from Assam grid has been erratic for last one month causing much discomfort to the people," said Mutchu. "So we are looking for solutions through local hydel stations.”

The local electricity supply is met through Deopani Micro Hydel Scheme of Phase - I (3 x 250KW) and Phase - II (2 X 250KW), and the adjoining villages from Simari Micro Hydel of 450KW.

However, these three hydel stations have been unable to run to its maximum capacity. The Simari hydel has remained non functional since monsoon floods of September 2012 had damaged the water channel. The Deopani Phase - I and Phase - II has been reporting lack of adequate flow of water to run its engine delivering only an hour a day.

To understand the ground problems, the legislator took the survey of 2.7 km of Deopani water channel sourced from Eze River that feeds the  Deopani hydel Phase I and II for power generation. Since the township lacks drinking water source, the same water channel is used for supply of drinking water as well. This has aggravated the problem of power supply, feels the department official.

"Since we have to continuously release water for drinking, we are unable to store water in the tank for uninterrupted power generation," informed Oseng Apum, Assistant Engineer (Hydropower, Civil). "Only one turbine is operational, and rest lying unused for lack of required amount of water flow."

The department officials informed that the quantity of water was also affected by silt deposits in the water channel. They felt that if the silt was cleaned then water flow could be improved to produce adequate power.

However, cleaning the silt deposits along the 2.7 km long water channel didn't appear easy. "We lack manpower to clean the silt deposits in one go," informed Mure Linggi, Assistant Engineer, PHED.

"Even if we have manpower, it will take 4-5 days. This means closing the water channel and depriving the township of drinking water for almost a week."

Working out a solution, the legislator suggested cleaning up work to be taken on every Friday, as the day falls as maintenance day. This way he felt, the work could be completed in a month without having to

put the public into inconvenience. He also directed the department officials to prepare estimate for mobilization of work force, and sought cooperation of panchayat leaders for any additional manpower.

Further, Mutchu visited the intake point of water channel. Once a concrete structure, the intake point was damaged by the monsoon floods of 2004. Since then the water diversion site serving as intake point is being temporarily managed by loose structures of boulders.

In 2010, a semi permanent structure was attempted, informed the department officials. But it was washed away by flood waters. The officials informed that since the site has high siltation and seepage rate, a permanent structure would always be unstable, which also has high probability of getting damaged by flood water.

The legislator requested the department to arrive at best solutions for a permanent structure as intake source, and asked for estimate to be prepared.

Earlier, the legislator also visited the Simari hydel site where he visited the damaged intake source in Aba River, and took stock of damaged water channels.

Along with department officials, the Parliamentary Secretary was accompanied by Sipi Elapra, Zilla Chairperson, Raja Lingi, Anchal Chairperson, Tone Mickrow, General Secretary, DCC (I), and Jitu Miri, AE, Electrical.



Delay in NLCPR road construction irks local people


RUKSIN, June 26: Irked by uncertainty over the execution of road connecting Rani and Jampani area in Pasighat West area, the local people and the PRI leaders urged the state government to find out ways and means for early construction of the NLCPR road.

Officials of Pasighat Public Work Division, which is the implementing agency of the road project, informed that the multi-crore project is hanging in Gauhati High Court and the department concerned has nothing to do until and unless the Court gives its final verdict.

It may be recalled here that the DoNER ministry had granted an amount of Rs 33.47 crore under Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resource (NLCPR) in 2012. Accordingly, Pasighat division of PWD carried out tender process for an amount of Rs 25.25 crore in time. But, there is a legal dispute between two contractors which becomes an impediment in construction of major portion of the road.

The PWD itself had constructed 10.70 km stretch of the road from Rani to Sika-Bamin. As such, earthworks and granular sub-base works have been completed during last year, while it is waiting for next installment of fund for carpeting and finishing works. But, construction of remaining portion of the road which is passing amidst Jampani and Anchalghat along Assam-Arunachal boundary is pending.

According to officials, the "construction of the road from Rani to Oiramghat via Sika-Tode, Sika- Bamin, Jampani and Anchalghat" was scheduled to complete in November this year, but the legal controversy is pushing road construction into uncertainty.” PWD officials fear that the authority might divert the remaining amount of fund to other heads if they fail to produce utilization certificate in time. Besides it, delay in execution of the road project might result in cost escalation, which will push the implementing agency into trouble in completion of project.

The people of Ruksin and Sille-Oyan area have requested their MLA Tatung Jamoh to hold negotiation with the contractors and solve the problem in amicable way.



CCLAPF team meets land management Parl. secy & DC

ITANAGAR, June 26: Continuing its pursuit for justice, a team of Capital Complex Land Affected Peoples’ Forum (CCLAPF) led by its Chairman Takam Dari Sojik today met the newly appointed Parliamentary Secretary (Land Management) Techi Kaso and the Deputy Commissioner Capital Complex Mige Kamki separately.

According to CCLAPF release, Kaso gave a patient hearing to their grievances and assured to look into the matter appropriately. But before initiating any move from his side, Keso stated that he will first seek the views and suggestions on the matter from his department officials, the release said.

While interacting with DC Mige Kamki, the Forum reminded him about the resolution passed on 13/02/2014 by the government constituted high level Committee to immediately halt the ongoing unauthorized constructions and eviction processes till it submit` its final report to the government. The Forum requested him to honour the said resolution till the government is able to come out with some logical and acceptable solution to the vexed land occupation and allotment imbroglio in Capital Complex.

The Forum also requested the DC to allow the due processes of issuing the land allotment pass books to the applicants whose cases have already been duly passed by the respective Land Advisory Boards, etc. The Forum emphatically stated that the present imbroglio should not affect the common denizens of the Capital Complex and hence requested him to issue the necessary Mortgage Certificates, etc. to the applicants.  The Forum claimed that after giving a patient hearing, DC Kamki assured to do the needful after observing all codal formalities.



DA, Army, para militaryforces meet in Ziro

ITANAGAR, June 26: A coordination meeting between the District Administration and the Heads of the Army / Central Para Military Units and BRO was held at Ziro today.

The meeting chaired by ADC R K Borthakur was convened to ensure coordination for optimum utilization of resources in the border areas particularly to maintain law and order.

Citing the Army and Paramilitary forces as the guardians of the society, he exhorted the representatives to work as a team with the District Administration and the District Police for all round development and security.

The representatives from ITBP, CRPF, SIB, GREF, highlighted their issues and expressed the hope that the District Administration would assist in designing solutions for them.

While informing that the ration meant for far flung and remote areas and army bases could not be airlifted due to the incessant rains  and marshy ground at the temporary helipad at Birri , DFCSO Tarh Takia and the ITBP representative  informed the members that PSP sheets are being laid at the helipad to facilitate landing/ taking off of helicopters.

Also participating in the discussion DCIO, SIB suggested for using porters when sorties are not being air dropped. He also requested the District Administration to repair and maintain the porter tracks to meet up any emergency.

DySP John Pada briefed about the law and order situation of the district and informed the members that patrolling has been intensified t curb thefts and movement of anti social activities.



SLSC thrash DNC by 2-0 to meet DSC in final

ZIRO, Jun 26: Sojang Lapang Sports Club (SLSC) has defeated Dusu Nencha Club (DNC) by 2-0 in second semi-final match of the 47th Dree Football Tournament played here today at Subansiri Stadium.

In first half, the match was very excited with repeated attack and counter attack but neither of the team could score any goal. As the team was of equal strength, none could predict. Players of both the team too did not loose their confidence rather exhibited their do or die attempts in equal footing to get into the final.

The scenario of the match changed when Mihin Pullo of SLSC shot a corner kick. The ball which was received with head by DNC player went inside the net by mistake. With this suicidal goal at 41st minutes, the confidence level of DNC players ran down.

In 65th minutes, SLSC player Mihin Pullo added one more goal to make the score 2-0 which remained till end of the match.

The winner team SLSC will meet Diibo Sports Club in final match which will be played on June 29 next while DNC will meet yesterday’s looser team All Salang Sports Association (ASSA) tomorrow for the third place.

SLSC entered into final by defeating Laji Bogia Sporting Club in quarter final and DNC in semi-final. Last year’s defending champion Diibo Sports Club reached final by defeating Apatani Student Chandigarh Football Club in quarter final and All Salang Sports Association in semi final.

The fate of the DSC and SLSC team to lift the 47th Dree Football championship trophy will be decided on June 29 next.



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End the stand off

The standoff between All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) and state government is causing trouble to the ordinary citizens of capital. AAPSU had submitted 7 point memorandum to the state government which include early release of stipends, uninterrupted supply of drinking water, power and white paper on financial situation of state. Union observed capital bandh yesterday alleging government of not responding to their demands. Things took ugly turn yesterday when clashes broke out between police and AAPSU activists. AAPSU President received injury as a result of the clash. Since then war of words has broken out between AAPSU and government over the incident.

Home minister Tanga Byaling alleged AAPSU activist’s of burning down vehicles by forcefully taking them out from garages and parking areas. He also rebuffed the demands made by union stating that they are not at all valid. Today government spokesperson Bamang Felix stated that AAPSU’s bandh during such peak hours of schools/colleges/universities admissions has hampered students apart from affecting the common people and business establishments. On the other hand AAPSU has threatened to launch state wide bandh if their demands are not fulfilled. It looks like both the warring party is not ready to back off from their stand at this juncture. This confrontation if not controlled now many snowball into major crisis in days to come. In such situation ordinary citizens will be the sufferers. State government should take initiative and start dialogue process with AAPSU to diffuse the tension. At a time when students and parents are busy in college and school admission, any further confrontation between AAPSU and government will have devastating effect.


----Readers Forum ----


Waiting for the actual step

Dear Editor,

About one month ago there was a report in the news paper that the prices of local commodities like cold drinks, vegetables, chicken, fish, pork, mutton will be fixed and regulated by the District Administration with the help of legal Metrology & Consumer Affairs Department.

Being a consumer, I am eagerly waiting to see the light of the day not as a mere statement on the paper but the actual step & action for it to be implemented. Who are responsible and accountable for the superfluous price rise? After all, at the end of the day, the commoners are the ultimate sufferer!

Seems the Administration is totally influenced by one-liner "Socha, Chapwaya aur Bhulgaya" !


Goter Duchi,





Some valid points

Dear Editor,

This is in response to the 25 June news-item "Byaling  launches tirade against AAPSU’’.

I would like to place some points in contradiction to the statement made by the Home Minister. Tanga Byaling has clearly stated that the seven point charter of demands made by AAPSU is not at all valid because they are the daily routines of government work.  

But at least three point raised by AAPSU are valid and genuine; early release of stipends, uninterrupted supply of drinking water &power.

Dear minister should let us know why many students have not yet received their stipends if these are the daily routines of government works.

For the last few years students are not getting their stipends on time & many has received only half of their stipends.

Why towns in the state are facing shortages of potable water & power crisis? These are the daily problems every citizens of our state are going through. There are so many villages who have not yet received electricity connection. If these are your daily government works, such huge problems should have been solved earlier.

Hence, I would like to request our state government to concentrate on overall and rapid development of the state.


Nini Tapak, Hubli





Ugly sight

Dear Editor,

Through the columns of your reputed daily, I would like to draw the kind attention of the authority concerned towards the rampant selling of meat along the NH-52A in the twin capital complex. It's very ugly and odd looking. Even the tribal people who are non-vegetarian are turned off by the ugly sight.  State govt is always talking about tourism promotion in the state but they never seem to take note of such scenes which are clearly putting off.

My intention is not to hurt the butchers but it's really ugly and odd looking all around the NH-52A road sides. Hence, my appeal to the concerned authority is that if these butchers are placed at a designated and appropriate area, it would not only make the place look better but will be cleaner as well.  


A. Gumja, Doimukh

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