June 15

Rainfall above normal

New Delhi, June 14: The country has received five per cent more rainfall than the normal limit until now even as northwest India, the southern peninsula and Central India have received below normal rainfall, the MET department today said. Overall, the country received 53.5 mm of rainfall as compared to normal rainfall of 50.5 mm of precipitation from June 1 till date.

East and Northeast India is the only sub-division to have received an excess of 22 per cent of rainfall.

The southern peninsula, which usually receives normal or excess rainfall has recorded a deficit of four per cent, followed by 6 per cent in central India and 10 per cent in northwest India.PTI


MP clarifies on Act

ITANAGAR, June 14: The Arunachal Pradesh District Based Entrepreneurs and Professionals (Incentive, Development and Promotional) Act 2015 was passed and implemented to ensure equitable participation of young contractors and professionals in contract works in their respective area, said Member of Parliament Ninong Ering.

While reacting to a press statement by a certain association which was published in sections of local dailies today, Ering said that implementation of the Act will also enable the contractors of Arunachal Pradesh to compete in tender/bid involving huge amount.

This act has been approved taking into consideration the interests of the people and contractors of all categories and any revocation and modification of the Act will mostly hamper the petty contractors, he said.

“The pressure group should take all these points into consideration before coming into any hasty and illogical conclusion,” he added.


Lok Adalat at Aalo and Tawang

ITANAGAR, June 14: The court of Chief judicial Magistrate, Aalo disposed 12 bank loan recovery cases in the monthly Lok Adalat held yesterday. With the court settling 12 more cases, the cases disposed in Lok Adalats held in various courts yesterday totaled 68, informed Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority.

Meanwhile, 11 cases out of thirty three were disposed off during the National Lok Adalat being conducted by the civil court Tawang district in association with Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Service authority on Saturday in Tawang. The Lok Adalat was chaired by JMFC Tawang Tailing Laji along with the members Padmashree Lama Thupten Phunstok, Pema Chowang and Jambey Tsering Advocate Tawang, a release informed.


Brahma Kumaris meet jail inmates, students


PASIGHAT, June 14: The members of Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Iswariya Vidyalaya, a religious organisation dedicated to moral and spiritual education recently visited Pasighat Jail and met the inmates.

Brahma Kumaris motivated them to change their mindset and involve in social welfare activities in the future. Spreading their motive ‘work is worship’, they shared on personality development through Yoga and meditation activities.  The Brahma Kumaris also visited Sri Sri Vidyalaya at Pasighat and suggested the young students to give up evil thinking and bad practices. They also conducted one-day meditation camp for the young students.


Seva Dal celebrates Ambedkar’s birthday

ITANAGAR, Jun 14: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Seva Dal celebrated the 125th birth anniversary of Dr. BR Ambedkar at Indira Gandhi Congress Bhawan, Naharlagun yesterday. The contributions of Ambedkar in shaping modern India were recalled by various speakers of Seva Dal on the occasion.

Ambedkar is considered as one of the greatest personalities and architect of modern India. He was the Chairman of the drafting Committee of Indian Constitution and was conferred with country’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna posthumously.


News Impact

Food crisis in Lazu turns critical

Staff Reporter

KHONSA, June 14: Food crisis in Lazu under Tirap district turned critical following disruption in road communication for more than two months.

The affected people are forced to adopt to the medieval age mode of transportation to carry food and other essential items risking their own lives. It is reported that many affected people have started to buy horses in compulsion since life must go.

The road blockage near Longtang Pongkong on Khonsa-Lazu road due to heavy landslide is also hampering easy movement of security forces in the sensitive Lazu area bordering Myanmar.

Unceasing rains also caused extensive damage to Khonsa-Longding road forcing people to use Longding-Kanubari and other alternative routes. The arterial roads in the township are also in deplorable condition due to overflowing of drain water.

Power supply in Khonsa and other parts of the district has also been affected badly.

The district administration is making all out efforts to mitigate the sufferings of the people. (with inputs from DIPRO)



Assam asks for forest battalion camp inside border forest

Tezpur (Assam), June 14: Assam government has asked the Forest Department to set up a forest battalion camp inside the Behali Reserve Forest to prevent recurring violence along the border with Arunachal Pradesh.

Leading a delegation yesterday comprising top officials of the state government to the violence site, where one person was killed earlier this month, Assam Chief Secretary V K Pipersenia said the camp should be set up as soon as possible to avoid repeat of any violent incident in the area.

The Chief Secretary was accompanied by the Director General of Police Khagen Sarma and Additional Chief Secretary (Home and Political) M G V K Bhanu among others.

The team visited the disputed areas in the Behali Reserve Forest along the Assam-Arunachal border and took stock of the situation arising out of the recent killings.

Earlier this month, a villager was allegedly killed by unidentified people at Behali forest in Assam's Sonitpur district and the incident led to violent protest with locals blocking the highway.

Pipersenia and other officials discussed the security scenario with local officials and directed them to ensure safety of the Reserved Forest and the people residing there.

Later, the team met representatives of several local organisations and discussed the problems being faced by local people near the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border. PTI



World Blood Donor Day

People urged to donate blood to meet requirements

ITANAGAR, June 14: The World Blood Donor Day was observed here today with a call to donate blood voluntarily to meet the blood requirement of the state.

Organised by Arunachal Pradesh State Aids Control Society (APSACS) in collaboration with Health and Family Welfare Department and Arunachal Vivekananda Yuva Shakti, an NGO mainly dedicated to blood donation at Banquet Hall here, the Day was dedicated to late Lenin Tunghi, the former General Secretary of Arunachal Vivekananda Yuva Shakti, who played a vital role in promoting voluntary blood donation in the state. The former student of DNG College Lenin was felicitated posthumously on the occasion and the memento was received by his mother.

World Blood Donor Day is observed every year to raise public awareness about the importance of blood donation. The theme of this year’s campaign is “Thank you for saving my life”.

A blood donation camp was also organized at Banquet hall wherein Secretary, Health & Family Welfare Indra Mallo, Special Secretary, Health & Family Welfare Tariq Thomas, officers and officials of Health Department and young volunteers donated blood. The collected blood will be stored in the Blood Bank of RKM Hospital here. The annual blood collection in Arunachal Pradesh is 5000 units against the total requirement of 15,000 units, informed Dr. Nabam Budh, incharge Blood Transfusion Services, APSACS.

One out of 10 hospital patients needs a blood transfusion, he said, adding that 4.5 million lives in India are saved by blood transfusion every year.

Dr. Budh motivated public to donate blood voluntarily to fill the wide gap between demand and collection of blood. A healthy person can donate blood once in every three months, he said while informing that blood in human body is completely refreshed every four to six months. He, however, stressed the need for proper screening of every donor for any disease or infection before he/she donates blood.

Dr. Budh also said that blood donation reduces the cholesterol level of the donor thereby decreasing chance of heart attack/strokes even cancer.

Earlier, Health Minister Rajesh Tacho exhorted youths and people of the state to come forward and make voluntary blood donation movement in the state a success. He said that a month-long campaign to motivate public to donate blood will be carried by activities conducting IEC activities throughout the state.

As of now, the state has three operational blood banks and process is on to operationalise eight more blood banks, informed Secretary (H&FW). She hoped the goal of universal blood donation will be achieved by 2020.

Chairman of AVYS Ramesh Jeke informed that more than 12,000 people have benefitted from blood donation by the volunteers of the NGO till today. He emphasised on creating more public awareness on the importance of blood donation.

Voluntary blood donors Rameez Raja Khan, Sandip Kumar, Hage Anka, Tai Taley and Hilang Barot were also felicitated.

Secretary, RKM Hospital, senior officers and officials of health department and members of Arunachal Vivekananda Yuva Shakti also attended the celebration. (DIPR)



Org. question implementation of govt schemes

Karda Natam

Daporijo, June 14: In a complaint to Deputy Commissioner, All Tagin Youth Organisation has informed that many central  and state sponsored schemes in Upper Subansiri District, especially in Tagin inhabited areas are not being properly implemented due to lack of monitoring of work and its quality. ATYO informed that construction of road from Dumporijo to Hali under NLCPR Scheme has not been implemented properly but funds reportedly have been withdrawn completely. This scheme was under Dumporijo PWD Division.

They also questioned the fund management for  Subansiri Bridge to Segi road under NLCPR.

Many schemes are not being implemented but its funds are withdrawn with the help of erring officers but no authority has come forward to monitor the work actually done, the students alleged.

ATYO appealed the govt to keep strict vigil and monitor the schemes sanctioned by govt especially in Upper Subansiri district, which has become a matter of serious concern as development works are not going as planned.



APLS announces results of essay competition

ITANAGAR, June 14: Mehung Paling and Mala Jomoh – both class IX students of JNV Seppa won the first and second prizes in senior category of the essay competition which was conducted on June 1 as part of state’s noted novelist and journalist Lummer Dai’s 75th birth anniversary of celebration.

Rindo Pertin, class VIII, VKV Itanagar, Pakmer Paksok, class VIII, Holly Christ School Itanagar and Aryaman Das Borah, class VII, VKV Itanagar were declared first, second and third position winners respectively in junior category. J Kimi Hai, class VIII, Model English School, Itanagar was given consolation prize.

The results were declared in the 69th monthly literary sitting of Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) at the conference hall of JN State Museum here today.

The prizes will be given away to the winners in the next session of the APLS.

Presided over by YD Thongchi, the meeting discussed, among others, to identify the actual birth place of Dr Bhupen Hazarika at Bolung village, Lower Dibang Valley and proposed for making a documentary film on Dr. Hazarika and his contributions towards socio-cultural development of Arunachal Pradesh.

APLS team led by its general secretary Tokong Pertin, also Director of Trade & Commerce, and executive member Batem Pertin, Director of Research congratulated YD Thongchi on inclusion of his novel ‘Sau Katne Wala Aadmi’ (translated version of his original Assamese novel) in the syllabus of MA (Hindi) in Rajiv Gandhi University.



Dree football at Pasighat and Ziro

ITANAGAR, Jun 14: Ato Piilo Club beat Achi Takar Club (ATC) 3-0 in the second match of Pasighat Dree Football Tournament at General Ground, Pasighat today.

Ato Piilo Club was leading 2-0 at halftime with goals from Michi Tayang (3rd min) and Radhe Bhai (25th min). Nada Apa added one more goal in 55th minute to make it 3-0.

The unique criteria for taking part in this tournament is that the participating teams must have at least two elderly players who have attained the age of 50 years or above.

Ato Piilo Club will meet Ayo Danyi Club ADC on June 20.

In the second Dree Volleyball Trophy match played this afternoon, Achie Takar Club defeated Ato Piilo Club by 3-1 sets.

At Ziro, Sojang Lapang Sports Club (SLSC) entered the semi-final defeating All Salang Sports Association (ASSA) 2-0 in first quarter-final match of the ongoing 48th Dree Football Tournament at Dree Ground today.

Radhe Tassang and Rubu Tare scored one goal each in favour of SLSC in 25th and 78th minutes respectively.

In second match of the day, Diibo Sports Club (DSC) defeated Diibo Football Club (DFC) by solitary goal make its place in the semi final. The all important goal was scored by Koj Tangung in 78th minutes.


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Acid test

Just few days after BJP government completed one year in office today for the first member of a Modi cabinet was embroiled in allegation charges. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj reportedly helped former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi who has been declared fugitive by government of India in money laundering case. As per the media report, Mrs Swaraj had written to British MP Keith Vaz to recommend travel documents for Lalit Modi, for visiting Portugal. Foreign minister clarified that she had helped Mr Modi on humanitarian ground. However, opposition parties did not buy her argument and asked for her rejection on moral ground.

Congress party unleashed an all-out offensive against Mrs Swaraj over her help to IPL scam-tainted Lalit Modi and said the role of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also under a cloud of suspicion. CPI, AAP and JD(U) also condemned action of foreign minister. They termed the matter as a case of grave impropriety and said it is the duty of the Prime Minister to answer.  However government and BJP strongly came out in support of Mrs Swaraj. Virtual political storm has broken out over this issue. For now BJP and government seems to be sticking with Mrs Sawaraj, but, it will be interesting to see how long they can sustain opposition onslaught. Modi government came to power with the promise to take tough action against wrongdoers. The Sushma Swaraj incident is an acid test for him.





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Plea for early inquiry report

Dear Editor,

In apropos to the news item appeared in your esteemed daily on 28/05/15 wherein an  order of an Inquiry given by Kiren Rijuju, Hon’ble Minister of State Home assuring to take up the matters seriously on alleged anomalies/discrepancies during recruitment process(PET) for more than 60,000 posts of GD in CAFP (of which 6000+ is for state of Arunachal Pradesh), and an article captioned “A Ray of Hope for Rejected SSCC PET candidates”  on 03/06/15 as a result of probe conducted by DIG, SSB, L.K. Gohain, Sector Hqtrs, Tezpur at 30th Battalion Camp , SSB, Dirang, the Apatani Career Guidance Forum (ACGF) on behalf of all Arunachalee Candidates who appeared Physical Endurance Test (PET) during May-June 2015 at various centers viz. Itanagar, Aalo, Dirang and Khonsa would like to appeal that Inquiry/investigation may be also carried at Itanagar Center  where the tale was not different than Dirang or other centers. In fact anomalies at Itanagar centre was reported to MoS (Home) during his visit to Itanagar on 26/05/15

Future of hundreds of aspiring candidates (most of them school/college drop outs) who toiled hard for the PET despite all odds to try and get absorbed in CAPF for the service of the nation cannot be just undermined and washed off by utter careless and callousness of the recruiting agency.

 Therefore, Inquiry may be done at the earliest and Report submitted for re-conducted of PET. All aspiring candidates are anxious for their career and future since the written test is during the month of October 2015.


Dr. Nani Tamang Jose

Secretary, ACGF




Gulliver Returns: New Indo-Arun panorama

Dear Editor,

Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, published in 1726, came in an age frequently referred to as the golden age of satire; the story begins with a short preamble giving a brief outline of Gulliver’s life.  Few coarse metaphors are used in this piece of writing to describe human depravity which is best fit to contextualize our social, political and religious epoch.

In a democratic, socialist and secular country like India condemning religious practice and belief is a blasphemy and passing anti conversion bills in the parliament is vague and vain espousal. If every religious scripture theologically redress the spiritual need of man there wouldn’t be conversion. Make a better Indian by a policy of better Buddhist, Christian, Donyi-Polo, Hindu, Jain, Muslim and Sikh will be the best Make in India for India.

All political party must adopt the religious tolerance. Indian history is best evidence that Brahmanic tradition had not only destroyed the true Hindu “the sanathan practice and belief” but also led to the downfall of many kingdoms and empires. In India political leaders without knowing theological  basics of religion starts lecturing on religion and religious leaders preaches politics thus both the sides spoiling the either shore.

In his first voyage a shipwreck washed Gulliver ashore in the island country of Lilliput a tiny race, less than 6 inches tall who made him a prisoner. On assurance of good behavior and not to harm the tiny civilians he was accepted as one of them. Gulliver assists the Lilliputians to subdue their neighbors, the Blefuscudians, by stealing their fleet. In Arunachal, the VIP/VVIPs are found to be roaming freely doing corruption, breaking traffic rules in headlights and sirens escorted by IRBN personnel. The Arunachalee public is so timid that they can’t speak truth and right before the sahibs. Time had changed as in olden days people were afraid to speak false before kings and now afraid of speaking truth.

The common people after being assured of good character elects but later finds that he is a businessman in reality not a visionary person to develop and improve the socio-political, education and economy of the area. Our Aam Admi section has a tendency to favour the rich man to be the representative of the region. Public rushes to the millionaire to get free money and sell their franchise rights. In some parts of Arunachal votes are casted for breast fed infants and in some places a single men cast for everyone, yet in many areas votes are bought on bond sign.

Gulliver and his team were again blown off course by storms and his companions abandoned him in an Island where Gulliver woke up before a 72  feet (22 m) tall giant farmer.  Gulliver becomes a pet of farmer’s daughter who treats him as a curiosity and exhibits him for money. The giant in the Lilliput country is now a tiny showpiece in the country of the Giants. Our MLAs/Ministers who considers the public as Lilliput are also tiny in the national and International platforms.

Boundary issues with Assam, Nagaland, China, Chakma and Hajongs refugee problems, Visa problem, Dam issues, unemployment problem raising many extortionist orgs troubling officers and businessmen, bandh calls now and then without a solution making the state capital a showroom for bandhcalls, price raise making the poor section poorer, law and order problems a daily menu. Communalism to win over thrones, mushrooming of many forums more than the state population of 2011 census, many monitoring teams and schemes designs bearing no result and PDS scam politicised a single person rest roaming free  propagating other scams.

The fastest growth is the student organizations and these forums are the worst group who are brainwashing themselves. netagiri loiter around without a social vision is like a golden ring in the snout of a swine. A new system of streamlining the education scenario by mass transfer style is an outcome of deformed humanoid and trying to get sunbeam out of cucumber through science.

Gulliver subdued his intention of remaining at home returns to the sea as the captain of a merchantman as he is bored with his employment as a surgeon. This time new additions in the crew who abandoned him in a landing boat and comes upon a race of hideous, deformed and savage humanoid creatures to which he conceives a violent antipathy. Shortly afterwards he meets a race of horses who call themselves Houyhnhnms (which in their language means “the perfection of nature”). This nation also has so much that everybody is trying his/her best to exploit and call themselves expert like no fail education system in this modern education principles. Some youth take advantages of forum SU/SO are rocking the departments with their gangs but never raise a word in favour of the education and the student community.

Also, although Gulliver is presented as a commonplace “everyman”, lacking higher education, he possesses a remarkable natural gift for language like Arunachalees. He quickly becomes fluent in the native tongue of any strange land in which he finds himself, and many Arunachalese are quick to learn any language or dialect but neglects their own just to show that he/she is brought up in urban society.

In this novel Gulliver is big, small, wise, and ignorant, and the countries he went are complex, simple, scientific, natural, and the forms of government are worse or better than England’s. Arunachal is becoming worst every passing day and the state production would be beggars and Governor should declare the financial emergency or the GoAP deem fit retire on moral ground. Our society has people who give meteoric appearance at election eve and hibernates rest of the period yet dreaming to become an MLA. I sensed that all the sequences and characters swift describes in his satirical novel depicts things fit most to the present society and this will not be too much to end here that this era is “Gulliver Returns.”


Karunath Pazing


District Siang




A commendable job

Dear Editor,

This is regarding the news item “Students against drugs and alcohol” in which you reported that “AdiSU in collaboration with Namsai Police recovered and later destroyed drugs and opium in and around Jaipur in Namsai District.

Local huts used as a hub for consumption of Opium were dismantled by the AdiSU members and Police.” Great work by the AdiSU. This really this must be the motto of every student’s union-”Welfare of the Society”!

This work should have been carried out by other organizations as well. But I am indeed very sad to say that local hubs for consumption of opium can be found within 1/2 Km in the District Headquarters-Namsai.

Such hubs always encourage and attract the new generation and they easily become part of this group. Hope students will come out with numbers to dismantle all such hubs in and around Namsai Hedquaters very soon.


Chow Lakhumang Choutang

Government Higher Secondary School






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