ITANAGAR, June 15: The Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Speaker has extended
the terms of Business Advisory Committee, Rules Committee, Privilege Committee,
Budget Committee, Library Committee, Subordinate Legislation, Govt Assurance Committee,
Committee on Petition, House Committee and Committee on Absence of Members from the
Sitting of the House, Committee on Welfare of other Backward Classes and General
Purpose Committee of the Legislative Assembly for another one year with effect from
June 17, or till the committees are reconstituted, according to an official release.
Ering meets CM on issues of Agri College
ITANAGAR, June 15: Member of Parliament, Ninong Ering today met Chief Minister Nabam
Tuki and Agriculture, Horticulture Minister Chowna Mein and impressed upon them for
a land revenue waiver and extension of lease period for Agriculture College, Pasighat.
During the course of their discussion, Mein said that he had already taken up the
matter with the government during March-April this year and it is under consideration,
stated Ering in a release.
“The Chief Minister has also assured that the matter will be considered and resolved
very soon”, said Ering.
Dept. clarifies on scholarship
ITANAGAR, June 15: The Social Justice, Empowerment & Tribal Affairs Department, Govt
of Arunachal Pradesh, today clarified that release of scholarship under the Post
Matric Scholarship (PMS) scheme is subject to release of grants by the Union Ministry
of Tribal Affairs. Pointing out the advertisements of certain private institutions
in print media in the state claiming to provide free education for tribal student
of the state under Post Matric Scholarship under the scheme of the Union Ministry
of Tribal Affairs, it was further clarified that the Social Justice, Empowerment
and Tribal Affairs Department has not entered into any MoU with those institutions
claiming to provide free Post Matric Scholarship for tribal students. Such MoU has
been entered into with ITFT Chandigarh, an departmental release said.
The department cautioned all parents and students to take extra care in seeking admission
in various educational institutions with expectation of Post Matric Scholarship from
ITANAGAR, June 15: Acting on a specific information that some miscreants have been
collecting money from various Govt departments and business establishments in and
around Jairampur area for the last couple of days, the Jairampur police today apprehended
two persons from Jairampur IB in connection with extortion charges. The arrested
persons were identified as Lencha Zongsam, 26 and Daniel Tekhil, 20. The police also
recovered 14 numbers of hand written notes on scanned office pad of an organisation
from their possession along with cash amount of Rs. l270 only and one FZ motorcycle
without registration number. The demand notes were reportedly addressed to the Managers
of wood based industries of Jairampur, Managers of Cooperative Society and Petrol
Depot, Jairampur and heads of Govt departments. The demanded amounts ranged from
Rs.10,000 to Rs.35,000.
On further interrogation it was revealed that they had collected Rs.3000 only from
M/s Arunachal Wood Base and Chemical Industries (P) Ltd, Jairampur on June 13. The
Jairampur Police has registered a case in this regard.
IMC Chief Councillor sworn in
ITANAGAR, June 15: Consequent upon the election of Chief Councillor of Itanagar Municipal
Council (MC) on Jun 12, oath taking ceremony of newly elected Chief Councillor Kipa
Kaku was held at IMC office, Naharlagun today. District Magistrate cum Deputy Commissioner,
Itanagar Capital Complex, Mige Kamki administered the oath of office and secrecy
to Kaku in presence of Deputy Chief Councillor Kipa Babu, all other Councillors and
dignitaries. Meanwhile, Kipa Kaku, Chief Councillor, requested all the councillors
and concerned department to cooperate in all works for betterment of the society.
Bazar committee cleans up Nlg daily market
ITANAGAR, June 15: The Bazar Welfare Committee, Naharlagun conducted a special social
service to clean up the garbage in the Daily Market area.
It is a matter of concern that the Itanagar Municipality has no fuel to run their
vehicles for cleaning up the Market area and the BWC were compelled to manage all
the required fuel on the day long social service, said a press statement issued by
Chairman Techi Jordu. The Market areas have become a dumping ground after the taking
over of garbage management by the Itanagar Municipality resulting in unhygienic daily
market as well as Naharlagun Town.
The BWC also questioned the collection of Rs.200 from each shop by the Itanagar Municipality
meant for cleaning purpose. It hoped that the fund collected from the shop keepers
are properly utilised.
While questioning the lack of cleanliness of the twin city under Itanagar Municipality,
the BWC suggested that the market committees are empowered to take up the maintenance
of the towns.
The BWC, Naharlagun also appealed all the shopkeepers to keep their surrounding clean
by using private dustbins.
ITANAGAR, June 15: Informing that the house on one Hillang Dolo Bhai was damaged
in a landslide on the morning of June 6 last in which properties worth lakhs were
destroyed, the Abo Tani Clan Organization Kurung Kumey unit has urged for compensating
BCC coordination meeting held
ITANAGAR, June 15: The 2nd Block Congress Committee party coordination meeting with
PR leaders was held at Circuit house, Kimin under the chairmanship of Tana Tahin,
president BCC (I) 14th Doimukh ST Assembly Constituency on June 13 last.
In the meeting, Chairman Arunachal Pradesh Agriculture Marketing Board (APAMB) suggested
people present to look for sustainable economic source.
Local MLA Nabam Rebia called on the PRI leaders to work for the better implementation
of the government projects in grass root level.
Coordination meeting on ICDS schemes held
KOLORIANG, June 15: A co-ordination meeting on implementation on schemes and projects
under ICDS was held under the chairmanship of Kurung Kumey Deputy Commissioner Mamata
Riba, who is also holding the additional charges of Kra Daadi district.
Speaking on the occasion, Mamata Riba called upon all functionaries under ICDS projects
to ensure timely and transparent implementation of departmental programmes for the
benefits of the villagers. She also urged the CDPOs to take extra initiative for
celebration of important events like International Day of Older persons, Children
Days etc. so that the values of social welfare are being remembered. The house unanimously
also decided to step up mass awareness on women friendly legislations like PWDV Act.
in the capacity of being nodal department.
DD, ICDS, TW Thongon urged the CDPOs for regular reporting through Supervisor and
Gram Sevika and also advocated convergence of schemes.
The meeting which was attended by all CDPOs of Kurung Kumey and Kra Daadi districts
dealt at length on the problems faced in these border districts. Although lack of
connectivity and lack of infrastructure was prevalent, it was resolved that the CDPOs
should actively popularise the Govt schemes like Old Age Pension, SNP, IGNWPS, IGNGPS
with support from PRI leaders. DIPRO
Sensitisation meeting on Municipal demarcation held
Changlang, June 15: Changlang District Deputy Commissioner cum Local Planning Authority
Chairperson Chanchal Yadav has convened a meeting on local planning of the urban
town and demarcation on municipality boundary areas for Changlang Urban Town today.
Addressing the meeting, she said that planning of Changlang town is in initial stage
and lags behind in terms of urban infrastructure and amenities. During the meeting,
Senior Town Planner, Itanagar, Sukhvinder Singh said that the Govt. has notified
Changlang urban town to be included in the next phase of municipality.
The DC cum Chairman LPA directed the DLRSO and Urban Department to go ahead with
the demarcation process. She cautioned that the municipality activity should not
be taken as opportunity for political gain, rather it should be taken as an opportunity
to improve quality of life of the inhabitants.
Related issues like beautification of township area, uniformity in construction of
buildings, notification of parking and non-parking area and levy of tax, Right of
way of the township road, proper road signs, and sanitation activity were discussed
in the meeting.DIPRO
ABK ES unit for APDBEP Act 2015
ITANAGAR, June 15: Rallying behind Eastern Parliamentary MP Ninong Ering, Adi Baane
Kebang (ABK) East Siang district unit today opposed the demands made for cancellation
of The Arunachal Pradesh District Based Entrepreneurs and Professionals (Inventive,
Development and Promotional) Act 2015. In its representation to Chief Secretary,
the ABK unit viewed that the current limit of amount Rs 10 crore should be raised
to Rs 50 Crore.
The ABK unit stated that genuine, deserving and unemployed youth of the concern district
and constituency will be deprived if the Act does not exist. The ABK unit informed
the CS that it will resist any outside contractors in taking part in the tender process
and appealed to all sections of contractors and firms to participate in any tender
process as per the Act.
The ABK unit further questioned the state government’s stand why no action was being
taken against mushrooming of Itanagar based organisations and unions, who according
to ABK was threatening and intimidating government officers. It also informed the
chief secretary that community land owners have already earmarked for the proposed
establishment of AIIMS at Bogong Banggo Kebang.
FIR lodged against CS escort team
ITANAGAR, June 15: One Neelam Topu claiming to be the president of United Nyishi
Organisation has lodged a FIR against the security personnel (escorts) of the Chief
Secretary. He alleged that his car was smashed by the escort team near Barapani Bridge.
The security personnel also threatened him with fake encounter, alleged the FIR.
Anganwadi workers senisitised on Childline helpline
ITANAGAR, June 15: The Anganwadi workers were sensitised on Childline 1098 services
and Child Rights in a resource organisation meeting conducted by Childline, Itanagar,
The meeting emphasised on Anganwadi workers to work in collaboration with Childline
for the greater interest of the children, who are in need of care and protection.
Since we both are working in the same field for the development of the children,
we should ensure that every child in need of care and protection are not deprived
from their rights, said the Centre coordinator, Childline, Itanagar.
The Anganwadi workers shared various cases which they came across in their respective
locality during the interaction programme.
Anganwadi workers from 40 different Anganwadi centres attended the meeting.
Appeal not to oppose Act
ITANAGAR, June 15: The All Arunachal Contractors Welfare Association (AACWA) today
appealed the All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) not to oppose the Arunachal Pradesh
District Based Entrepreneurs and Professionals (Incentive, Development and Promotional)
Act 2015. This Act will provide equal opportunities to every contractor of all the
districts of the state and development in economic sectors will be rationalised among
all contractors, the AACWA said in a release.
Meanwhile, the Association urged its all district units to strictly monitor the work
quality of central and state Govt funded schemes. AACWA also requested the education
departments to introduce biometric attendance system at all govt. Schools.
Relax recruitment norms for youths: Governor
ITANAGAR, June 15: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, J P Rajkhowa today called on the
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar at New Delhi and urged him for relaxation in recruitment
norms for youth of Arunachal Pradesh and infrastructure facilities in border areas.
They also discussed on expediting the Advance Landing Ground projects, Sainik School
and roads under Border Road Organization.
Later in the day, the Governor called on the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
He took up various issues of development for the state. (PRO to Governor)
NE state to have Integrated Check Post international border
New Delhi, June 15: All Northeastern states will soon have at least one Integrated
Check Post (ICPs) along the international border that will called as 'Landport'.
At an inter-ministerial meeting today, chaired by Minister of State for Home Kiren
Rijiju, it was highlighted that the Northeastern states have expressed a keen desire
that their trade and commerce relations with neighbouring countries should be increased
Rijiju directed the officers that additional locations for setting up of ICPs should
be explored and there should be a target that every NE State should have at least
one ICP in near future.
"Not only will this result in more prosperity, progress and development of the Northeastern
states, it will also be in tandem with the 'Act East Policy' of the central government,"
a Home Ministry official.
The meeting deliberated on the issue of Indo-China border trade activity in the Northeastern
It was agreed in the meeting that the nomenclature of the Integrated Check Posts
should be changed to more appropriate nomenclature of 'Landport' on the analogy of
Airport and Seaport. Rijiju emphasised that all concerned ministries should team
up for development of existing trade routes and to explore the feasibility of new
trade routes for setting up of 'Border Haats' and Land Custom Stations.
The Ministries have been advised to carry out inspections of the identified sites
and probable locations. The Minister also reviewed the progress of development of
border infrastructure including the border roads, border fencing, border outposts
and advised the officers to resolve the problems and shortcomings in achieving the
Secretary (Border Management), Ministry of Home Affairs was requested to bring the
concerned state governments on board on this important issue of national security.
Representatives of Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Commerce,
Ministry of External Affairs, Land Ports Authority of India attended the meeting.
It was informed that progress of ICPs at Raxaul, Jogbani and Petrapole is being monitored
regularly and same will be completed shortly.
Itanagar - a depressed city
[ Taba Ajum ]
ITANAGAR, June 15: In comparison to other North Eastern state capitals like Gangtok,
Shillong etc, Itanagar still has a long way to go in terms of infrastructure as well
as human resource development. The moment one enters Arunachal either from Banderdewa
or Hollongi gate, dilapidated roads welcomes the visitors. With the onset of monsoon,
the situation is getting worse. With garbage lying all over the national highway
as well as sector roads and drains getting chocked, citizens find it difficult to
venture out. Adding to it, pathetic road condition and long traffic on the road,
makes Itanagar a ‘depressed city’.
Once known for its beautiful hills and green cover, today Itanagar and its surrounding
areas look like an urban jungle. One of the main reasons for deteriorating condition
of the Capital complex is rampant illegal encroachment, construction of buildings
without following laid down rules and illegal earth cutting. The incessant rainfall
in the last few days has exposed the dark side of the capital region. Land and mudslide
across the capital as a result of massive illegal earth cutting is posing serious
threat to human life as well as public and government properties. Unfortunately authority
concerned has failed to act tough against illegal encroachments. People of Capital
complex had high hopes that coming of the municipal council will change the situation.
But things have not improved. Lack of fund as well as internal political fight among
councilors has disrupted the functioning of Itanagar Municipal Council (IMC) ever
since it came into existence. The citizens of the Capital also seem least bothered
about the deteriorating situation. They keeps on blaming state government for all
the mess but hardly remembers their own duty and responsibilities.
Live interactive laparoscopic and
ITANAGAR, June 15: A live interactive laparoscopic and endo-urology workshop was
held at Samaritan Hormin Hospital in association with Arunachal Pradesh Doctors Association
from June 13 to 14. The workshop was inaugurated by legislative assembly Speaker
Live advance surgical procedure like PCNL (Per-Cutaneous Nephrolithotomy), TURBT
(Trans-Urethral Resection of Bladder Tumour), total laparoscopic hysterectomy and
laparoscopic Ureterolithotomy using Medtronic Valleylab Ligasure Energy Platform
were demonstrated and discussed with the experts from the state and outside of the
state. Resource persons Dr. Victo A Wotsa, Gynaecologist from Nagaland and Dr. Arup
Kumar Nath, Urologist from Assam demonstrated advance laparoscopic and endo-urological
procedures during the workshop.
Speaking on the occasion, Rebia conveyed his happiness that such kind of workshop
on advance laparoscopic and endo-urological procedure is being conducted at Samaritan
Hormin Hospital. Rebia added that it is a matter of joy that Hormin Hospital is serving
the people of the state with advance laparoscopic procedure.
Dr. Kartik Nishing, Director, Health Services also spoke on the occasion and said
that workshop will further enhance knowledge of the participants.
Dr Moji Jini, Director, Medical Education advised the young surgeons of the state
to take forward the laparoscopic procedure initiated by him and senior colleagues.
Convener of the CME cum workshop Dr. Jadav Nabam narrated how the first doctor who
performed first Laparoscopic surgery was criticised by his fellow colleagues and
was unaccepted but today Laparoscopic surgery has overtaken open surgeries in almost
in all the surgical discipline and the trend of surgery has changed from open surgery
with a large scar to minimal scar to almost scarless surgery.
The Managing Director of the Samaritan Hormin Hospital Dr. Renee Nabam in her address
expressed willingness to conduct such educational activity as an annual event at
Samaritan Hormin Hospital.
BJP declares 12 hour Capital bandh
ITANAGAR, June 15: State Bhartiya Janata Party led Jan Andolan Committee (JAC) has
declared 12 hour down to dusk Capital complex bandh on June 19 next.
‘The decision was taken following the expiry of its five point memorandum submitted
to the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh on June 3 last, informed Chairman JAC, Tame
JAC is demanding resignation of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, imposition of financial
emergency and President’s Rule, and immediate enquiry of all the centrally sponsored
schemes by CVC/CIC.
Addressing the reporters at press club today, Phassang informed that despite series
of memorandum and agitation, the authority has failed to respond positively on its
five point demand within the stipulated time. While refuting Congress allegation
of stalling central government funding, State BJP claimed that NDA government under
the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been contributing immensely for the all-round
development of all the north-eastern states.
‘Under UPA government, only Rs.4673 crore was sanctioned under 13th Finance Commission
(2010-2015) whereas under NDA Rs.53,386 crore has been earmarked for 14th Finance
Commission (2015-2020) beside other central fund which is unparalleled, he said.
Meanwhile, he also urged all to cooperate with JAC to fight against corruption and
to make corruption Free State.
‘Beside all emergency services, students who are undergoing examination will be exempted
from the preview of the bandh provided they carry proper ID card’, added Phassang.
Bomdila to host documentary film festival
BOMDILA, June 15: A two day documentary film festival screening eight documentaries
on art and culture focusing on the Northeast India will begin on June 16. It is being
organised by the Guwahati-based Film & Cultural Society of North East in collaboration
with the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts.
Arunachal Pradesh is hosting the sixth leg of the festival which will be touring
the eight states of the Northeast after being inaugurated in Jorhat on February 10
by the Mumbai-based filmmaker and Padma Bhusan awardee Jahnu Barua and V B Pyarelal,
the Additional Chief Secretary of the Government of Assam.
The festival is aimed at sensitising the youth, especially the students, on works
of art and culture that have made human civilisation richer. The films shall be followed
by a discussion with invited experts from various fields. The opening film is Brush
with Life focusing on the versatile artist Satish Gujral.
Among those supporting the festivals are the West Kameng district administration,
Polish Institute, Dalmia Bharat Cement, Indian Documentary Producers' Association
and Arunachal Mountaineering and Adventure Sports Association.
ESKWCO team meets JNV authority, demands early redressal of problems
ITANAGAR, June 15: A team of East Kameng Social Welfare & Cultural Society (ESKWCO),
led by general secretary Nikam Tallang today met Regional Deputy Commissioner of
JNV DS Kumar of North-East Region at Shillong and submitted a memorandum highlighting
various problems of JNV Seppa for early redressal.
The team had a long discussion with the JNV regional DC and apprised him of the serious
problem faced by the school like reduction in students’ enrollment due to lack of
The number of students enrolled in the school has been reduced from 80 to 40 due
to lack accommodation facility, the team said. Further, the students and teaching
staff have also been facing accommodation problem due to delay in completion of the
hostel buildings and teachers quarters, they said. Students, both boys and girls,
have been accommodated in temporary homes.
The school also lacks proper drinking water supply provision, alternative electricity
arrangement like DG set, boundary wall to prevent trespasser, the team said.
In spite of submitting several representations by East Kameng Deputy Commissioner
and people’s representative of Seppa, the JNV authority has not paid any heed to
solve the problems of Seppa JNV, the team rued and urged the JNV DC to redress the
problems of the school immediately.
DC suggests public to avail benefits of health schemes
BOMDILA, June 15: The Department of Health and Family Welfare, West Kameng district
in a meeting at Kalaktang on Saturday urged all stakeholders to help implement various
health schemes and programmes like Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram, Weekly Iron
Folic Acid Supplementation, Village Health Nutrition Day, Janani Suraksha Yojana
etc in the district.
The West Kameng Deputy Commissioner suggested the public to take full benefits of
those programmes and schemes. He also informed the villagers about Swachh Bharat
Abhiyan and CM’s Universal Health Insurance Scheme.
The DC asked all the Gaon Buras and PRI members to remain vigilant about the reported
Ganja cultivation and trade in the area.
Besides health officers of the district, including DMO Dr. TC Khrime, DRCHO Dr. DK
Lama, the meeting was attended by the DDSE, Kalaktang ADC, ZPMs from Kalaktang Rupa,
all Gaon Buras, ASHAs and Anganwadi workers of Kalaktang Block. DIPRO
Semifinal lineup completes for Ziro Dree Football Tournament
ITANAGAR, Jun 15: The semifinal line up for the ongoing 48th Dree Football Tournament,
2015 at Ziro is complete.
In the fourth and last quarterfinal match today, Zamra Club Siiro (ZCS) defeated
Nenchalyan Sports Association (NSA) 2-0.
Tapi Kojing and Bullo Khoda of ZCS scored one goal each in 9th and 60th minute.
Earlier, All Hija Sports Association (AHSA) thrashed Laji Bogia Sporting Club (LBSC)
4-2 in the third quarterfinal.
Other semifinalists are Sojang Lapang Sports Club (SLSC) and last year's runner up
Diibo Sports Club (DSC). Both SLSC and DLC will face each other in the first semifinal
on Wednesday. The second semifinal will be held between today's winners AHSA and
ZCS on Thursday.
At Aalo, Mudang Yapa's hat-trick went in vain as Dobikutu beat Manipolyang 4-3 goals
in a closely fought opening match of the Dree Football tournament at AAP Bn Ground
Hage Novin scored two goals and Kime Lemon and Takhe Tasso scored one goal each for
In the men's Volleyball final, Tailampi defeated Rantiihirung to win the trophy.
The tournament is organised by Aalo Dree Festival Committee DIPRO
T&WKCRYA foundation day observed
ITANAGAR, June 15: The Tawang and West Kameng districts unit of Arunachal Christian
Revival Youth Association (T&WKCRYA) has observed its 2nd Foundation Day with a three
day programme at Christian Revival Church, Sessa near Bhalukpong from June 12 and
14. The Association also organised a youth training camp to mark the occasion.
Attending the event as a resource person, Deputy Registrar of Rajiv Gandhi University,
Dr. David Pertin, while dwelling in length on the Biblical theme verse “Rooted and
built up in Christ” from Colossians 2: 7, advocated for developing right attitude
with purity, divinity, tolerance. He also encouraged the youths to shoulder more
responsibilities in the society.
Resource person Evangelist Firosh Miji deliberated on the importance of inculcating
character and values.
Various other resource persons including Anchal Samiti Members Orgen Khaduju, Sessa
and Rinchen Dema Sagro, Thrizino, entrepreneurs Kalu Dususow, Khuppi and Sahil Aka,
Bichum, Tawang & West Kameng CRC district council president, Evangelist Sonora Degio,
women leaders Junali Miji and Aping Sasusow encouraged the youths to become role
models in the society. Among others, T&WKCRC District Council secretary, Karma Tsering,
T&WKCRYA President Evangelist Stephen Lama and General Secretary Kachi Yame also
spoke on the occasion.
In the volleyball competition, the team from Lower Dzang village and Nafra village
emerged as champions in girls and boys categories respectively. The winners and runners-ups
and best players were awarded with trophies, medals, certificates and cash prizes.
A felicitation programme for CBSE toppers was also organised.
Presentation of songs and dances were other highlights of the programme.
SC cancels CBSE medical entrance, orders fresh exams
New Delhi, June 15: Over 6.3 lakh students will have to take fresh test as the Supreme
Court on Monday scrapped the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) 2015 and ordered
re-conduct of the examination within four weeks.
A vacation bench of justices R K Agrawal and Amitava Roy directed the institutions
involved in conduct of the examination to render assistance to Central Board of Secondary
Education (CBSE) in this endeavour within the stipulated period decided by it.
"Petitions are allowed. CBSE to hold AIPMT 2015 exam within four weeks," the bench
said in its verdict.
The apex court directed the re-examination in view of large-scale cheating in the
test with students getting answers in the examination hall at many places.
The court had reserved its order on June 12 on petitions seeking re-conduct of AIPMT
2015 for alleged large-scale irregularities in the exam, which was held on May 3,
saying the examination stands vitiated even if one student is being benefited illegally.
It had said that CBSE could not be held guilty as such but taking into consideration
the past incidents, "CBSE ought to have been cognisant of these things".
CBSE, represented by Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar, had opposed the contentions
seeking cancellation of the test, saying, "6.3 lakh students cannot be made to take
the exam afresh when only 44 students have been found involved in taking benefits
through unfair means." Earlier, the vacation bench had asked Haryana Police to file
a fresh report indicating the number of beneficiaries of the alleged irregularities
in the pre-medical examination.
It had also asked police to identify as many candidates as possible who had been
benefited from the alleged leak.
CBSE was to declare the results of AIPMT, taken by over six lakh students, on June
The court had said, "The bigger issue is that the sanctity of the examination is
under suspicion. We want to be doubly sure that there is no alternative but to order
re-conduct of the exam," adding that it did not want to take a decision "in haste".
The report of food crisis in Lazu under Tirap district is matter of deep concern.
As per the media report quoting local government officials, food crisis has turned
critical following disruption in road communication for more than two months. Report
also adds that affected people have been forced to adopt medieval age mode of transportation
to carry food and other essential items risking their own lives. Instead of vehicle,
horse is becoming popular means of transportation.
Government of Arunachal should immediately intervened and take steps to ease the
problems affecting local people. Still we are in early stage of monsoon and in days
to come it is expected to intensify. Heavy rainfall will lead to further disruption
of road communication in several parts of state. The state government needs to ready
themselves to face any kind of eventuality in the near future. They cannot let people
alone to fight the fury of nature themselves. Dibang Valley and parts of Upper Siang
also remains cut off from rest of the country. Before situation turn worse in these
areas, government should take precautionary measures. District administration will
have to play crucial role in this regard.
---- Readers Forum ----
Need for an early solution
This is in reference to letter published on 12th June’ 2015 edition preferring Doimukh
via Gumto-Harmuty road as a better option to link capital complex.
I strongly make objection to the statement. How can a long route which takes more
than hour to connect capital city could be a better option whereas there already
exist a shorter route for the capital. About the fragility and vulnerability to natural
disaster at Karsingsa, the author’s self research does not contain any truth as the
writer is not an expert researcher or an engineer. We are shocked over the points
given and declaration that Gumto route is better route than NH52A. The writer has
failed to think about the people of Karsingsa and Banderdewa.
The motive behind the episode is only to claim compensation from the department and
to fulfil the evil desires of getting easy money from the govt department.
We the inhabitant of Banderdewa and Karsingsa do appeal to the dwellers of Capital
and its adjoining areas not to play game for self interest rather stand together
in the time of crisis and demand for early restoration of NH 52A road. I do request
the government for permanent solution of Karsingsa block point for the greater interest the common
ZPM, 12th Banderdewa Panchayat
Save forest, stop smuggling
Even after many years of the Supreme Court ban on timber business in Tirap District,
a quite few groups of timber smugglers are vying with each other using the natural
forest as their source of income.
In the past few months, it is observed that there has been an illegal felling of
trees from the forest reserved land near Mopaya area under Deomali Forest Division.
This rampant illegal smuggling of timber is because of the sheer negligence of the
Invariably, the officers in charge of the forest need to take note of the activities
operating in this area. It is true, day in; day out timber of varied qualities is
being transported to Assam via Dirok check gate. And I wonder what are the officers
of the Forest Department doing? If Assam Forest Department could check felling of
trees and illegal encroachment into their reserved forest then why can’t our Forest
Department stop such illegal activities?
Therefore, I on behalf of the like-minded people of Tirap would like to appeal to
the Forest Department to remain vigil and crosscheck the reserved forest at every
interval to immediately stop such illegal activities in order to save our natural
forest wealth at the earliest.
Help students perform by posting teachers
This is in response to the topic “Give them a chance too” raised by one Nini Tapak
which was published on 3rd June 2015.
I support his take on the issue as well as the response of the teachers of Govt Higher
Sec. school Rumgong. Not to mention the negligence of teachers, I think that it is
also the negligence of higher authorities of the concern department.
I am here to mention the present status of marks secured in Economics Paper in AISSCE
2015 by the students of IGJ GHSS Pasighat. I was shocked to see that maximum numbers
of student couldn’t even secure more than 10 in the paper whereas the marks secured
in other papers were very high and there is a huge drop in total percentage due to
poor performance in economics paper. It is sad to see that most of the students qualified
with the help of their additional paper. So I asked few of my younger brothers what
is the reason behind this poor result. They told me that there was no economics teacher
in the whole academic session, all the class XII Arts students tried to sort out
the problem and spoke to the concern authority but no further action was being taken.
2 Once Upon a Time2 IGJ GHSS Pasighat was considered one of the most reputed Govt.
school in the entire state because of the excellent performance by the students,
its infrastructure, adequate number of faculty members. I am an alumni of the school
and it is very disappointing to see such poor result especially in economics paper.
So I request the concern department to post economics teacher in IGJ GHSS Pasighat
before the next academic year starts in order to prevent the poor performance in
Research Scholar, RGU
This is regarding the news item ‘A university in Tourist lodge’ that appeared on
The Arunachal Times on 12th June.
Surprising that the newly established Universities awarded multiple M.phil and Phd
degrees without having sufficient faculty members.
Meanwhile within short period of time, the Arunachal University of Studies, Namsai
awarded many degrees from Ghaziabad and Apex Professional University of Pasighat
has awarded degrees to many students as well and also offering various courses such
as M.Phil and Phd in various disciplines. This simply reflects the education system
in Arunachal which lacks quality education. Such type of practices result in poor
education and it is violations of the UGC rules and regulations.
However, according to section 22(1), of the UGC Act, only universities that are established
by an Act of parliament or the State Legislature or an institution deemed to be
a university or an institution especially empowered by an Act of the Parliament can
The degrees that are to be awarded by such universities should also be listed by
the UGC under section 22(3) of the UGC Act, 1956.
Furthermore, the word ‘University’ can’t be used by any institution other than a
university established by or under a Central or a state Act or a Provincial Act.
Through your esteemed daily, it is an appeal to all the political leaders, public
and NGOs not to encourage such type of private Colleges/Universities in future which
do not fulfil the UGC norms and concern departments need to look into the matter
seriously. At the same time, I request all the Private Universities/Colleges to strictly
follow the UGC rules and regulations.
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