June 19

RGU exam shifted

ITANAGAR, Jun 18: The Rajiv Gandhi University has shifted its LLB/B.A.,LLB and Institute of Distance Education (IDE) University Examinations 2015 scheduled on 19 June 2015 to 30 June 2015 and 21 June 2015 (M.A, IDE) and 24 June 2015 (B.A Third Year, IDE) respectively.


PRIs upset at poor road condition

Aalo, Jun 18: In a joint representation submitted to the West Siang Deputy Commissioner, the PRIs of Pushi Circle have expressed their deep resentment over the terrible road conditions on the entire stretch of Aalo-Basar road. In a letter signed by Anchal Samiti Chairperson of Pusi Circle and all ASMs have appealed the DC to initiate measures and direction to T.K. Engineering, entrusted to carry out the work to start the repairing and construction works at speedy pace.

“There are big potholes, landslides and cracks all along the road and have become unfit for vehicular movement with each passing day. The social service conducted by PRIs goes in vain due to incessant rain”, they said.


New website for RGU

ITANAGAR, Jun 18: The new official bilingual website (www.rgu.ac.in) of Rajiv Gandhi University was launched by Vice Chancellor today at the University Council Hall. The Central Govt had issued a directive to all the central organisations for creation and maintenance of a bilingual (both English and Hindi) website, said a press statement.


Prog on Hindi language

ITANAGAR, Jun 18: Three days Personal Contact Programme conducted by Hindi Cell, Rajiv Gandhi University in collaboration with Central Hindi Training Institute, Ministry of Home Affairs concluded with gathering of administrative officers and trainees at the University’s Council Hall yesterday.

The programme was organised with the objective to promote Official Language in official work.

Attending the closing ceremony, RGU VC Prof. Tamo Mibang said that Hindi language is widely used after local dialects by the people of the state as medium of communication.

Vice Chancellor exhorted all staffs of RGU to make genuine efforts to promote Official language (Hindi) in RGU.

Hindi Officer, Gumpi Nguso further informed that RGU will soon notify in Gazette of India after acquiring 80% of its employee having working knowledge of Hindi in Office work. She also added that as per Central University norms Hindi Teaching Scheme, Hindi Typing Scheme/Stenography is already in process. NERIST, NHPC are also taking part in the schemes run by Hindi Cell, RGU in collaboration with MHA.

Registrar Dr. Rachob Taba, Deputy Registrar (UGC Project Cell) Dr Kurian Thomas and Deputy Registrar (Conference & Academic, Dr David Pertin along with other officials of the university were present at the event.


DA intervenes


Roing, Jun 18: Representatives from the Lower Dibang Valley administration will visit Kebali village tomorrow, to look into the matter of improper dumping of earth-cutting for road construction by the BRTF, which has led to landslides into the village causing mayhem.

The ASM of Kebali village had submitted a letter to the DC regarding the problem, following which a board of officers from the DC's office has reportedly been constituted for the survey.

DC Roing Shiv Kumar has informed that he has asked the BRTF to submit a report on the same, at the earliest. As per reports, the administration had made it clear to the BRTF about the disposal sites and a map of the same was also submitted to them, well before the start of their work. Engineers of the BRTF had, reportedly, accompanied the team from the administration for identifying and selecting appropriate sites for the disposal of the waste.

As reported on this daily earlier, the village is under threat as the rains have caused the improperly dumped mud and other debris to flow into the low lying village, damaging a fish pond run by a Self Help Group and many other plantations of the villagers, and also disrupting the normal life of the village.


Bandh unjustified: ACS

ITANAGAR, Jun 18: Arunachal Civil Society (ACS) today said that bandh call proposed by Jan Andolan Committee (JAC) led by state BJP unit has no justification.

Coming down heavily on BJP, the ACS said that BJP is not a pressure group and the party is mandated to raise the issues of public interest in  state Assembly. All the BJP MLAs must work out strategy for sound financial position of the state, the ACS said adding that only criticism and complaint will not  help in  making the state financially sound.


Abuse of power by Chairman alleged

ITANAGAR, Jun 18: All Arunachal Agriculture-Horticulture Inputs Supply Registered Dealership Association in a letter to the Chief Minister alleged that major portion of departmental works are always given to the government representatives such as Chairman and their kith and kins depriving the genuine dealerships who pay regular tax. Expressing displeasure over the practice, the association expressed further claimed that department representatives are misusing their power by awarding supply works. The association also appealed to the CM to let the officers function independently without any hassles. Seeking initiation of strong directive against such practice by the Chairman, the association pleaded the Chief Minister to provide security to government officers.


DC, ADC behaviour condemned

ITANAGAR, June 18: Extending their support to the Papum Pare District Bar Association over the alleged defaming of the CJM Court by Deputy Commissioner and ADC Yupia on June 12, 2015, the Eastern Zone Bar Association at Tezu, Lohit district has strongly condemned the behaviour of the officers. It further appealed to the authority to suspend the DC and other staffs that allegedly lowered the Court’s dignity.


AAPSTEWA for enhancement of earned leave

ITANAGAR, Jun 18: The All Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Employees Welfare Association (AAPSTEWA) has demanded that the government approved conditional granting of 13 months pay and allowances be made without restrictions. It wrote a letter to the Transport Secretary in this regard.

It has sought enhancing of 30 days earned leave to 65 days.

Its other demands include filling up of vacant post of Group A to B gazetted posts, promotion of Group C staff, conduction of DPC which has not been conducted since last five years now, modification of Recruitment Rule, settlement of pension cases and modification of the bus body.


Orientation of multi sectoral dev prog

ITANGAR, Jun 18: A day long Orientation Programme on implementation of Multisectoral Development Programme was organised by the Block Development Officer, CD Block, Basar under the aegis of Department of Social Justice & Empowerment and Tribal Affairs which was sponsored by Ministry of Minority Affairs, Govt of India on June 17 at Basar. The resource person of the day, Henge Riba of Planning Department Aalo dwelt at length on various aspects of MsDP and NITI Ayog.

The programme was attended by Circle Officer Rani Mibang along with ZPM Basar Tonyir Basar and other Panchayat leaders and some members of  SHGs.


Tirap gets new SP

ITANAGAR, Jun 18: Jasmeet Singh, IPS has joined as SP of insurgency hit Tirap on 15th June.

He took the charge from Ajit Kumar Singla, IPS who has been transferred to New Delhi.

Tirap district is gripped by insurgency problem due to presence of number of underground groups operating. The insurgents take advantage of the long porous borders with Myanmar to sneak into Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts. In fact, Tirap is used as a corridor by the ultras.

Soon after his joining Singh said that he would serve the district with utmost sincerity and sought cooperation from all quarters. Tirap DC Kamlesh Joshi, IAS while welcoming the new SP assured all cooperation from district administration. (DIPRO)



Reacting to news item published today under the heading “Department ignored various pleas to shift power lines” Dooda Ete who was quoted in the news item has protested against inclusion of his and his father’s name in the news report. We regret the inadvertent insertion of their names in the news report.


News Impact

Seijosa devastated by floods yet again

ITANAGAR, Jun 18: Seijosa has been devastated by floods again on June 16.

It just took just three hours of heavy downpour on Tuesday to bring near destruction to the town with roads and bridges breached at several places, said T.R. Tapu, ADC, Seijosa. The dry nallahs have turned into overflowing rivers and landslides have occurred at 15-20 places while several houses were partially damaged or covered with debris which came along with the flood water. The roads communication have been restored temporarily but needs much more works to be done to bring the situation to a normal level, he added.

The drinking water supply system of the whole town was disrupted which is yet to be restored completely as the feeder tank has been washed off.

One classroom and toilet of govt. M.E. School, RWD colony was damaged and Headmaster of the School has been directed not to conduct classes in the damaged building especially during rains.

The local administration has sounded a high alert and cautioned the people to stay vigilant as the place is prone to sudden floods every year during this time.

A massive flood had hit Seijosa 2004 wherein large scale damage was done which changed the entire topography and town planning.

ADC along with Pani Tayem, ZPM, B. Rai, BEO and some senior citizens visited the places of damage to take a stock of the situation.



Bail rejected to opium peddlers


ROING, Jun 18: Bail has not been granted to the three women who were arrested with huge quantity of opium at Roing under the NDPS Act recently. The three women will remain in police remand till Saturday, after which they will be remanded to judicial custody.

The trio have been reported to originally belong to Medo under Wakro circle, where they cultivate and produce the opium for supply as per demands. Reportedly, opium cultivation and supply is their main source of income.

DSP Habung Hailyang informed that specimen of the opium seized from these suppliers has been sent to experts and the expert decision of the same is still awaited.

When asked about the allegations made by many that the police personnel are involved in both supply and abuse of opium, Hailyang said, "If any personnel is found to be indulging in such illegal activity, he will be strictly dealt with according to the Disciplinary Act 1999. Besides, we have routine group meetings wherein we motivate and encourage, especially the young recruits, to refrain from any kind of harmful substances, including alcohol and smoking".

Meanwhile, the police claimed to be on a constant vigilance of drugs being smuggled into the district, especially from Lohit district.


Absentee employees warned of stern disciplinary action

ITANAGAR, Jun 18: Referring to the Capital bandh call given by an organisation on June 19, the state Govt today informed that stern disciplinary action shall be initiated against those Govt employees who remain absent from duties on the day.

It informed all Government employees posted in Itanagar Capital complex area including Naharlagun, Nirjuli, Banderdewa that absenting from office during the bandh call shall be treated as participation in bandh call.

Further, all the heads of department/head of office and branch officers are directed to submit attendance report of the staff under their control to the Commissioner (AR) and Chief Secretary, as per Circular issued by Secretary (TT). DIPR



Govt recommends 29 roads to be considered under SARDP-NE, Bill on state roads soon

ITANAGAR, Jun 18: The state cabinet in its sitting of Tuesday recommended for declaring 29 roads as Interstate Highways, State Highways and District Roads to be considered under SARDP-NE.

In this connection, the AP State Road Development and Regulation Bill will be tabled in the ensuing Budget Session which will pave way for notifying identified specific roads as Interstate Highways, State Highways and District Roads.

It requires mention here that state roads constructed few decades back are in dilapidated condition, few of which are beyond usable for commuters. This move of the state cabinet shall give new lease to these roads besides improving the surface communication network of the state.   

According to the recommendation, three roads that are Bhairabhkhund in West Kameng district to Ruksin (East Siang District) 431 Kms, Dumporijo to Dollungmukh via Daporijo following left bank of Subansiri River 125 km and Margherita to Changlang 37 Km are proposed for declaring National Highway while, 11 roads which are Kamengbari-Doimara-Choku-Tenga Valley Road, Itakhola-Seijosa-Pakke Kessang Road, Mebo to Dhola Road, Rani village (Pasighat Jonai BRTF road) to Oyiram Ghat (Assam) via Sika Bamin, Sika Tode and Oyan village, Perang to Lampang, Margherita to Deomali, Longding to Kanubari via Bimlapur road, Bage Tinali-Doimukh- Gumto Harmuti Road, Mebo Keba Dholla Road, Satnaguri – Kanubari-Ringpong Road, Bomjir to Paglam Road and Mirem Mikong Jonai Road have been proposed for Inter-state highway.

Besides, Pasighat- Ledum –Tene – Koyu road, Dambuk to Paglam Road, Sagalee to Yachuli road, Nyobia to Seppa via Sangram, Nyapin, Phassang, Chayangtajo road, Koloriang to Chayangtajo road,  Pangin District Hq to Pangin village via Pangi and Sissen, Pangin District Hq to Katan CO Hq. via Kamsing, Mapit, Begging and Rebo- Parging CO Hq, Yinkiong to Bishing via Gette, Pugging Likor, Gido village, Yangte to Pipsorang via Tali, Panya to Ziro, Siyum to Mechuka, Itanagar – Poma Jote- Seijosa Road, Ropeway Miao to Namsai via Diyun and Boleng- Rumgong –Patum Road have been proposed for Inter-District roads. In addition, two roads have been recommended for Intra-district roads which are Doimukh-Kheel and Digaru- Sunpura roads. The cabinet however, advised the department of PWD to submit proposal for declaration of National Highways and State Highways for consideration under SARDP-NE.



Interim Development Plan for Itanagar

ITANAGAR, Jun 18: .The second meeting of Itanagar Planning Authority (IPA) was held on 17th June to discuss on the Interim Development Plan (IDP)-2021 for Itanagar Capital Region (ICR).

Deputy Commissioner, ICC-cum-Chairman, Itanagar Planning Authority, Mige Kamki informed that now it was required to regulate the development activities of the ICR in a systematic way in conformity with the approved IDP.

Kamki suggested the Divisional Forest Officer, Banderdewa to submit status of the Durpong Reserve Forest showing the actual land under forest cover and actual land under habitation, plantation and allied activities. He suggested that, a proper demarcation of the Itanagar Capital Jurisdiction was immediately required and it was likely that Itanagar Capital Complex may be a separate district in future. He directed the Town Planner and the District Land Revenue Settlement Officer to submit a proposal with facts and figures on the map (Google Map, Topo-sheet, etc).

Likha Suraj, Town Planner, ICC-cum-Member Secretary, Itanagar Planning Authority informed the members that, the approved IDP of (ICR)-2021 had commenced its preparation under technical collaboration with the Centre during 2010.  

He further said that Itanagar Planning Authority is required to prepare the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP). Therefore, the co-ordinated efforts of all the stakeholder departments, service providers, public, NGOs and members of the authority was required for successful implementation/regulation of IDP.

The Town Planner informed that, the State Government has already notified the major roads of the Itanagar Capital Complex. Now that, the government had provided the legal frame work in the form of the Act for the purpose and IDP was approved, the authority could always make decisions and frame policies on the issues. He also updated that, the Itanagar Planning Authority had been empowered to make decisions for regulating the growth and development of the Itanagar Capital Region. All the members are equally responsible for decision making process and all the members had the liberty to submit problems and issues that required the decision of the authority.

T.N. Tara, Executive Engineer, PWD, CD-B and Taniya Soki, PWD, CD-A while participating in the discussion queried whether necessary provisions for Right of Way (RoW) for all categories of roads were given in the IDP as the department frequently faces problems during execution of the road works. They also were interested to know whether Itanagar Planning Authority could help find solutions to the existing traffic problems and for expansion of Carriage Width of streets, lanes, collector roads and arterial roads. They observed that, the present road network scenario of the Itanagar Capital Complex lacked minimum standards of RoW, Carriage Width including duct lines, service lanes, avenue landscape.

Neelam Nyedo, Divisional Forest Officer, Banderdewa suggested the members that, prior to implementation of the development plan, it was immediately required to finalise the proposal for De-reservation of Durpong Reserve Forest and Rationalisation of Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary for utilization under Itanagar Development Plan pending with the State Government as it may cause hurdles while implementation of major projects and programmes under central assistance.

Er. Techi Jobae, Executive Engineer, RWD, Poma Division suggested the house that, the service and expertise of soil scientist under RWD and Geologist under State Geology and Mining Department could be utilised for decision making process of the body. The house recommended the State Government to include the said officers as the members of the Itanagar Planning Authority.



Defective construction of Mebo water supply schemes alleged


PASIGHAT, Jun 18: Alleging gross irregularity in construction works and mismanagement of fund meant for Potable Water Supply schemes executed in Namsing and Mer village under Mebo subdivision in East Siang district, the local people including the members of Mebo Area Bachao Committee (MABC) have demanded the Public Health Engineering & Water Supply (PHED &WS) department to conduct inquiry to unearth the facts.

In a complaint letter to Executive Engineer, PHED &WS, Pasighat division and departmental Chief Engineer, the MABC president Karo Tayeng said that construction of filter and ground tanks in both the projects are defective and the construction was not done as per specification. The storage tank constructed at Mer village is unfit for use, while the filter tank has collapsed before it was used. Pointing out another defect in the water supply system, Tayeng said that iron filtrate water at ground tank again lifted to iron-made overhead tank for distribution, which is not hygienic at all.

The committee also reported improper construction of water supply scheme at Namsing village, wherein constructions of filter and storage tank are left incomplete. It has urged the higher authorities of the PHED &WS for strict monitoring of the ongoing Water Supply schemes at Mer and Namsing villages and sought immediate rectification of the defective RCC structures and overhead tanks.

Meanwhile, the MABC has also approached East Siang Deputy Commissioner demanding institution of magisterial inquiry into the alleged irregularity and financial mismanagement in the execution of Potable Water Supply Scheme at Mer and Namsing village and to take necessary steps to redress grievances of  the local villagers.



NGO reach out to BRO labourers

TOHANGAM, Jun 18: The Casually Paid Labourers (CPLs) of the Border Roads Organization are well known for their tireless public service. Their grit and determination is witnessed more often by all around in the hilly border areas where they maintain road connectivity braving bad weather and life risking road restoration tasks.

The Sardar of the 20 family strong team of CPLs stationed in Tohangam, responsible for the road from Parshuramkund to Demwe was greatly delighted when Deputy Commissioner Anjaw Nyabin Ete reached their base camp with gifts for them. The gifts were offered as a mark of salutation to these great brave men who continue to hold fort and render services in the difficult and hilly areas inspite of facing challenging hardships. Social leader Chinmay Panth distributed mosquito nets and walter filters while the DC gave away Schneider solar lamps to eleven families. The DC appreciated the officers and men of the 1446 BCC under the command of the 48 Border Roads Task Force for the excellent services. He also assured all support from the district administration. The welfare measure for the BRO personal was taken up by a Lohit based NGO in saluting the men committed to nation building as part of ANUDIN 2015 celebrations.

The local organisers provided similar assistance to nine more families serving in various locations under the 48 BRTF.



Kaso inspects newly constructed bailey bridge

ITANAGAR, Jun 18: Local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary UD and Housing Techi Kaso today inspected the newly constructed 24 meters bailey bridge at Division-IV road. He was accompanied by EE Taniya Soki and others.

Kaso appreciated the executing teams for timely completion of the bridge according to the directives of the Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi. The MLA also said that state government is committed for the development of its people and well prepared in dealing with situation which may arise due to monsoon season.

Meanwhile, reacting on the bandh call proposed by state BJP unit on 19 June, he said the bandh call hampered the developmental process. It will also hamper the installation work of another bailey bridge at Donyi-Polo road. Kaso condemned the bandh as inappropriate.  DIPR



Union demands enquiry into poor quality road works

ITANAGAR, June 18: Pointing out the dilapidated condition of the Yazali-Mengio road, the All Mengio Unemployment Engineers Union (AMUEU) has demanded enquiry into the poor quality renovation and maintenance work of Yazali-Mengio road during last year to unearth the truth.

In a complaint letter to the Chief Engineer, PWD, Central Zone, the Union alleged that the Yazali-Mengio road remains in a pathetic condition as it was not maintained as per the original DPR. It further demanded renovation of the said road as per DPR within 15 days.



Anti-malaria month observed in Mikong Village

ITANAGAR, Jun 18: Anti-Malaria month is being observed at Mikong village of Ruksin Block, East Siang from today.

DMO, Dr. M. Perme addressing the function spoke on IRS and LLIN and appealed the community members to co-operate with the spray teams and health workers. Public and health department have to work together as a team to fight against Malaria, he added. He also spoke on safe drinking water in summer season to prevent diseases like diarrhoea, jaundice and typhoid.

Dr. T. Talom DVBDCO, East Siang spoke on causes,signs and symptom of Malaria, its controls and preventive measures  and importance of IRS (DDT Spray)

Tapiyam Tabo, Gram Chairperson, Mikong village spoke on problems and constraints pertaining to village health programme. Taham Tabo, ASM Mikong village appealed the villagers to cooperate with the health staffs for smooth and proper functioning of the programme activity

The programme was attended by East Siang, District Medical Officer,  Dr. M. Perme, DVBDCPO, Dr. T.Talom, DVBD consultant J. Rina and A. Dev, DPO, IMCP-II VHAI , Dr. T. Taga MO Ruksin CHC, O. Moyong, CHO, DMO office, Jummo Rina DVBD consultant, Repo Maro, AMO Ruksin CHC, Yater Taga  (ASHA Mikong), all PRI members, Gaon Buras and villagers.



DLVMC reviews projects under rural development

SEPPA, Jun 18: The District Level Vigilance & Monitoring Committee (DLV&MC) in its meeting here yesterday reviewed the implementation of projects funded by the Union Ministry of Rural Development.

Presiding over the meeting, Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Kumar Singh stressed on timely and quarterly project-wise review meeting and submission of reports as per format for onwards submission to the Govt.

He directed the BDOs to maintain the muster roll of the Man-days properly under MGNREGA and to procure material components as per prescribed procedures. He also emphasised on opening of Bank accounts for payment through bank directly to the beneficiaries.

Expressing concern over delay in PMGSY road connection to Bodo village and Yangfo bridge, he asked the RWD to start the construction works at the earliest. He gave a clear cut direction to the villagers through PRI members that there is no provision of compensation under PMGSY road. He also urged the executing department to address the public complaints if any on poor quality of the ongoing projects.

ZPC Meyuk Cheda stressed on timely submission of project report for timely flow of fund.

EE RWD Er. N Phaichulupa informed that 357.50 km have been completed out of the total length of 533.50km road under PMGSY in East Kameng.

All the BDOS of seven blocks, WRD, Power, PHED end ICDS departments presented reports on physical  and financial achievements of the projects. DIPRO



Orgs for time bound transfer regulation

ITANAGAR, Jun 18: The Nyishi Youth Welfare Association (NYWA) today requested the Chief Secretary to regulate government staffs transfer posting regularly. Citing the government established procedure that any employee posted to a particular office for a period of three years has to be transferred to different place on completion of his/her tenure; NYWA stated that government should regulate the time-bound transfer of staffs.

The association further added regular transfer should endorse the employees to work at all areas and districts of Arunachal Pradesh to restore unity and diversity of the state. It also stated that corrupt practices are inevitable  when an employee overstays in particular place even after completion of his tenure. Claiming that many departments are functioning with excessive irregularities, the association stated that many officers are serving at the same office since many years. The association opined that after the completion of respective tenure, the employee should be transferred to other district, the release added.

Meanwhile, All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union (AAPLU) has also reminded the Chief Secretary to implement routine basis transfer and posting of officers particularly engineers after completion of three years.  The union requested the CS to give direction to all head of departments to implement the transparent transfer and posting policy in letter and spirit.


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Carrying  weapon to office should be banned

When the news about attack on Nirjuli division power department executive engineer emerged, the entire Arunachal came out and strongly condemned the incident. Such kind of repeated assaults on government employees has become matter of grave concern. However, in this case the alleged attackers were immediately arrested by the police. But later on family member of the alleged accused claimed that engineer had tried to harm them by using gun and that minor scuffle broke out when they tried to snatch away the gun from him.

Both the side has lodged FIR against each other and only time will tell who is telling truth. Whatever may be the situation the accused group has no right to barge into government office and try to intimidate the official. That too they arrived after office hour was over. Such act should be strongly discouraged by every peace loving citizens. Nevertheless it is also wrong on the part of government officials to carry weapon to their offices.  This is against service rule and government should take action against such officers. If government official starts carrying weapon to their offices and intimidate the visitors, it will send wrong message to the society. There will be no difference between them and criminals.






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Bandh yields no benefit

Dear Editor,

This letter is a reaction to the news headline,” BJP declares 12 hour Capital bandh”. The proposed bandh call simply speaks of the fact that as like the Congress the BJP is so eager for the tandem march in capturing power for its sole selfish benefit. This is so because the very move of the BJP contradicts their so-called fight for the development. As it is a known fact to all that the bandh culture benefits none but adversely affects the economy; which they say is crumbling.

This party,at times, was and will be the one to condemn the bandh call when they are in power. If the BJP is so concerned for the state, there are many other ways of protests to ventilate the grievances apart from the strikes or bandh call. Why not opt for them?

Enough had we seen the dramas of bandh call by various pressure groups and no benefit had yielded than the sufferings of a common man. Thus, from now on kindly give up the bandh call if you so care for the growth of our state.


Habung Tamer



The missing officer

Dear Editor,

Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of the concerned authority of State Bank of India (SBI) Itanagar, towards the inconvenience faced by customers at SBI, Aalo Branch for the last couple of months.

In the first week of the last month, I had visited SBI Aalo Branch to apply for an ATM Card as my old one was not working properly. I was told by a staff that “person dealing with Loan/ATM Card is out of Station and shall be back after five days”.  As such after a week, I visited again and I was told to return after five more days. Since then I have visited the bank eight times but have not been lucky enough to meet the officer.

My request to the concerned authority of the SBI Aalo branch is that, for the convenience of the customers please hang a notice stating probable dates to get that officer and requests the concerned authority of SBI Itanagar to send the officer as early as possible.


G. Yinyo, Aalo,


Attack on journalists

Dear Editor,

Media is considered as ‘Mirror’ in the modern society and the media plays significant role in strengthening the society. But today the media has become victims and attacks on Journalists are common phenomena across the world. Though we are living in 21st century but we are not mentally civilized because there is no equality and no humanity among us. There still prevails ‘Jungle Raj’ in our society and mostly journalists get victimized while doing their duty. The assaults, threatening and physical attacks from unknown persons are found everywhere.

The recent attack on a journalist who posted on Facebook about an Uttar Pradesh Minister’s illegal activities was allegedly burnt alive and another journalist who exposed dubious land deals was tied to a motor cycle and dragged several meters. It is said that no arrests have been made so far. Is Uttar Pradesh a democratic state? Has there been equal opportunity among the citizen?

Likewise somehow there are many journalists victimized across the world such as the most brutal attack and killing of 11 persons of Charlie Hebdo of the French Satirical weekly on 7th January 2015, journalists attacked and injured in Baltimore Riots, two Palestinians journalists were attacked by Israeli Security personnel, BBC journalists attacked and equipment smashed in Russia and many more. Such attacks are occurring more often in public places which render journalists unable to continue their work properly. There are many young people who opted for journalism but they are being discouraged by such peoples.

Let not be cruel to anyone and let us not be disturbance to other’s work. Be like a human being and a mature person. Treat equally, friendly and cooperate among ourselves to work together for better tomorrow.


Obang Mize



Computerization of Ration shops

Dear Editor,

When customers goes to the ration shop and present their card, the in-charge at ration shop takes some time to search the customer’s details from the fat ledger/book, and after finding the relevant details of customer, the in-charge then spends some time to write a manual bill, so considerable amount of time is lost for the shop staff as well as the customers waiting in the long winding queue in the hot sun or during rainy season. The concerned authorities should ensure computerization (computer and printer for printing bill instead of writing manual bills) of ration shops which will be a win-win solution, as it will speed up the process and will save precious time for the shop staff as well as customers.


T.S.Karthik, Chennai


Disburse honorarium

Dear Editor,

Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to appeal to the Panchayati Raj Department of Arunachal Pradesh to disburse the pending honorarium of the contractual staff under 13th Finance Commission as early as possible.

We have been facing hardship in managing our lives due to non-payment of honorarium since April 14.


C.  Namchoom, Namsai





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