June 27

Power supply to remain affected

ITANAGAR, Jun 26: Power supply will remain affected in A-sector Industrial Area of Naharlagun for some days due to internal faults in the 11kv/.415 KV 500 KVA transformer caused by a short-circuit on one phase of the windings on June 25, according to EE, NED.

Efforts are being made to restore power supply as early as possible, the EE said and appealed to the consumers of the area to bear with the inconvenience.


Helicopter services at Taraso

YUPIA, Jun 26: Pawan Hans (Dauphin) helicopter services will be operated in Taraso, which is presently cut off from the rest of the state due to extensive damage caused to Balijan-Taraso road by monsoon rains.

Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner, Taye Kaye accompanied by Taraso CO, Kipa Raja inspected the helipad at Taraso and other safety landing standards like security coverage, medical facility, fire fighting equipments, wind socks, weighing machine etc. before giving the clearance report to the Secretary and Director Civil Aviation Dept.

The helicopter service is also being introduced in view of the tense border relationship with Assam due to border dispute and recent Behali incident.


Khonsa-Lazu road restored

KHONSA, June 26: After local MLA Tirong Aboh and Tirap Deputy Commissioner expressed concerned over the frequent blockade of Khonsa-Lazu road near Longtang Pongkong, the block point has been cleared on priority basis and the road has been restored on June 25 last.

OC BRO Mj. Salil Jain along with staff from district administration visited the block point on June 25 and 26. Later, OC BRO met the DC and appraised him about the present status of the road adding that Khonsa to Lazu blockade point has been restored.

Meanwhile, the DC lauded the BRO 103 RCC led by Mj. Salil Jain and urged him to ensure smooth flow of traffic on the road which is the life line of lazu EAC H/Q and habitations at it's periphery. DIPRO


PR dept website launched

ITANAGAR, Jun 26: The directorate of Panchayati Raj, Itanagar has launched its website- www.panch ayatiraj.arunachal.gov.in for easy access of information and data relating to the department here today.   

State commissioner for PR & RD Tahang Taggu had launched the website which will provide information relating to devolution of powers to PRIs, results of panchayat general election 2013, Prohibition of Defection Act, 2006 besides, contact details of GPMs/ASMs/ZPMs with names and districts and activity mapping of 29 subjects in 11th schedule, 2008. Other information related to State Election Commission, State Finance Commission etc. may also be seen. The website has also been linked with the website of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj,  www.panchayat.gov.in, according to an official release.


Accusations unfounded: BJP

ITANAGAR, June 26: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Arunachal Pradesh has termed the allegations of senior Congress  leader  V Narainsamy as unfounded, uncalled for and without iota of truth.

Congress recently alleged that the Modi government was attempting to destabilise the party's governments in the northeast.  Party General Secretary V Narainsamy had said  that MLAs are being threatened by terrorist outfits to switch over to the BJP thereby destabilising the governments.... Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju is involved, he had alleged.

 The state BJP said it is a desperate attempt to tarnish the bright image of the BJP Govt. at  the Centre.

"The BJP doesn't believe in mudslinging and it believes in democratic principles and values in politics. The Congress party leaders instead of throwing unfounded and wild allegations on the BJP leaders, should guide it party leaders to do away with rampant corruption and take immediate corrective measures on financial mismanagements by its government, the BJP said in  a release.


Schemes/projects reviewed in DLMC meet

DAPORIJO, Jun 26: The District Level Monitoring Committee (DLMC) meeting of Upper Subansiri was held at the Rijo Conference Hall today to review the implementation of various central as well as state sponsored schemes.

Physical and financial progress and achievements of schemes under MP LAD, MLA LAD, BADP, BRGF, SPA, Untied funds etc for 2014-2015 in the district were presented by the departments and examined during the meeting.

Upper Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Komkar Dulom emphasized on the importance of timely and constant monitoring of schemes being implemented to ensure quality. He advised all to work with a positive attitude and be result oriented. It is the official as well as moral duty of all the elected representatives and government officers to see that the schemes truly benefit the masses through a developed network of roads and infrastructure in all areas, he said.

Dulom also advised all to do away with the system of compartmentalization of departments and instead bring about a transparent system where the executing departments keep the monitoring committee members, PRI members and concerned departments apprised of the works being executed by them.

District Planning Officer, Same Timba briefly highlighted the monitoring mechanism and informed all on the different schemes being implemented in the district.

ZPM Rocky Motu, speaking on behalf of the PRI members, stressed on the need to take into account the topography, soil, climatic conditions, road connectivity, feasibility etc of a scheme during the planning process itself, for it to be a success later on and put forward the idea of cross monitoring, to check and balance the system of monitoring for the process to be more effective.

The meeting was attended by PRI members, Heads of Departments, administrative officers and Block Development Officers. DIPRO


Solve school problems: ANYA

ITANAGAR, June 26: Expressing concern over the defunct schools especially in the remote Nyishi belt of the state and reported complaints against erring teachers and other staff, All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) today appealed to the education minister and DDSEs of the concerned district to look into the school problems and keep strict vigil on the performance of headmasters and other teachers to do the needful.

Referring to the recent media report regarding defunct schools in the East Kameng district, ANYA president Biri Kakum said education, being the basis of all developments, needs to be seriously taken care of.

Meanwhile, ANYA again appealed the authorities to restore the damaged roads in and around Capital Complex at the earliest before heavy downpour. ANYA also appealed the district authorities particularly of the Nyishi belts to look into the same.


Union writes to EE

ITANAGAR, Jun 26: Informing that water supply to RWD Colony Karsingsa has been disrupted since last two weeks, the All Banderdewa Circle Students' Union has sought the intervention of PHE &WS department, Yupia.

Alleging apathy of the site engineers for the problem, the union in its letter to the EE, PHE & WS added that the colony dwellers and public of the area are facing tremendous problems due to disruption of water supply.


Science awareness prog

ITANAGAR, Jun 26: CSIR-North East Institute of Science & Technology, Itanagar has organised one-day Science awareness programme especially on "Cultivation of mushroom", "Production of vermicompost", "Medicinal and aromatic plants" and "Conservation of Biodiversity" at institute premises today. About 35 students along with teachers from Abu Tani Vidya Niketan, Pachin Colony, Naharlagun actively participated and interacted in the day long programme.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Chandan Tamuly, Scientist in-charge, CSIR-NEIST branch office said that scientific awareness and motivation is very important for the mental and moral growth of students. The students should grow the habit of thinking in scientific way, he said. He also emphasised on cultivation and preservation of important medicinal and aromatic plants of the state.

Resource person Dr. Budhen Ch. Baruah, conducted a training on "Cultivation of Mushroom". He said that edible mushroom not only provide nutrition but it has lots of medicinal values. He appealed to the students not to use wild mushroom which are very dangerous. He also provided training on "Production of Vermicompost".  Another resource person Jayanta Bora appealed to all for conservation of biodiversity. They also visited medicinal and aromatic plant nursery and observed the resource and development activities of the institute.


Improve road condition, demand Unions

ITANAGAR, June 26: The Galo Students' Union (GSU) and the West Siang District Students' Union (WSDSU) in a joint representation to the West Siang Deputy Commissioner appealed him to immediately direct the PWD authorities and the contractor concerned to properly carry out restoration cum maintenance works on the entire stretch of road from Bam Tinali to Aalo. The Unions also urged the DC to direct the BRTF authorities to restore all the damaged portion of the road from Likabali to Bam Tinali. They gave a months' time for proper road maintenance.

Highlighting the problems faced by the general public who are regularly using Likabali to Aalo road which is lying in a dilapidated condition, the Unions said that the road is not only used by the people of West Siang but also by those hailing from Upper Subansiri, Upper Siang and the newly created Siang district. The road is also being used by defense personnel for carrying men, machines and supplies upto the international border via Menchuka, added the Unions.

Countless memorandums and appeals have been submitted repeatedly by numerous organisations but nothing has been done to mitigate the problems, the representation said.


AAPPTF asks to keep vigil on the works of contractors

ITANAGAR, Jun 26: The All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) has requested the PWD minister to keep strict vigil on the works of contractors who are assigned to construct the roads in and around Capital Complex stating that vehicles are being damaged due to the pathetic road condition.

It also demanded that the ongoing road constructions be repaired at the earliest. The association wrote a letter to the PWD minister in this regard.


Workshop on e-payment

ITANAGAR, June 26: Punjab National Bank under the aegis of RBI organised its 7th "Workshop on e-payment/receipts for educational Institutions" here today.

Resource persons Veerendra Kr. Manager, NCC, RBI, Guwahati, Rajesh Kr. Pramanic, Chief Manager PNB, C. Barik, Sr. Manager, PNB branch office Itanagar and T. Sarmah. Asstt. Manager, RBI, NCC, Guwahati addressed the workshop which was attended among others by representatives of all educational institutes and officials from various banks like SBI, HDFC, Axis, ICICI, Canara, Central Bank, Bank of Baroda.


Dairy farming and paneer making training

Roing, Jun 26: A total of 14 farmers including farm women took part in a day-long training on dairy farming and paneer making organised by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) here today.

During the training, Animal Husbandry SMS Dr. Dipankar Hazarika explained in detail about various breeds of dairy cow, house construction, feeds and feeding management, common diseases and their treatments. He urged dairy farmers to take up cultivation of suitable fodder crops in their waste lands to reduce feed cost with higher milk production. Demonstration on scientific planting of high yielding varieties of forage crops were held for the farmers.

Home Science SMS Nanang Tamut also demonstrated preparation of value added products from milk such as paneer.

The farmers were also provided with critical inputs such as fodder root slips of high yielding varieties to motivate them towards scientific cultivation for higher production and economic returns.



ITANAGAR, Jun 26: The Arunachal Pradesh Catholic Association (APCA) has mourned the demise of Sister Nirmala who passed away on June 23 last at Sealdah in West Bengal.

Abandoning her academic ambitions, Sister Nirmala dedicated her life to the care of the destitute as a co-helper to Mother Teresa in 1958. Giving up one's personnel career and family, adopting all humanity as one's family to be saved, and that too for her whole life from the age of 24 to the age of 81, is eloquent evidence of sublime commitment said APCA in the condolence message.

We offer our heartfelt condolences to the Missionaries of Charity for the loss and pray for the eternal loss, APCA added.


News Impact

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking observed

ITANAGAR, Jun 26: The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was observed across the state with active participation by school students. .

The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was first observed on June 26, 1988. The day was introduced on December 7, 1987 by the UN General Assembly to honour Lin Zexu's contribution in dismantling the opium trade in Guangdong. This day, the members of the General Assembly decided to establish an international society free of drug abuse since the use of drugs continues to constitute a serious hazard to public health.

A seminar themed 'Let's develop our lives, our communities, our identities, without drugs' was conducted by the APSACS, Directorate of Health Services, Naharlagun at Don Bosco school, Jully to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, here today.

Over 300 students took part in the programme.

Addressing the students on the occasion, Deputy Director (IEC) APSACS Tashor Pali, said that the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking has been held annually since 1988 on June 26 to commemorate Lin Zexu's dismantling of the opium trade in Humen, Guangdong, just before the First Opium War in China.

He stated that drug abuse is the self administration of a drug for non-medical reasons, in quantities and frequencies which may impair an individual's ability to function effectively and which may result in social, physical or emotional harm.

The compulsion to take a drug on a continuous and periodic basis in order to experience its psychic effects and sometimes to avoid the discomfort of its absence is called drug dependency, he added. While highlighting some of the symptoms of drug abuse like bloodshot eyes, changes in appetite or sleep patterns, sudden weight loss or weight gain, deterioration of physical appearance and personal grooming habits, unexplained change in personality or attitude, sudden mood swings, irritability or angry outbursts, lack of motivation etc, Dr. Pali said that drug abuse can lead to social disturbances like theft, burglary, familial disharmony and law and order problem.

Speaking as resource person, deputy director (Blood Safety) Dr. Nabam Budh informed the students about the various routes of HIV/AIDS transmission and its prevention and further appealed all not to discriminate people living with HIV.

The school's principal Father Philip stressed the importance of creating awareness on HIV and drug abuse asked students to enrich themselves with knowledge so that they can remain safe. While appreciating APSACS under Health Department for initiative, he said that adolescents need to develop their life skill to face the bigger challenges in the later part of their lives.

Assistant Director (mainstreaming) Karjo Basar also spoke on the occasion.

A quiz competition on topics like general health, HIV, drug abuse and general knowledge was also held on the occasion.  

AT NAMSAI, World Anti Narcotics Day was observed in a befitting manner by the district administration and Socio-Economic Welfare Association (SEWA) of Namsai wherein more than 1000 students from various schools supported by public, various NGOs and govt. employees participated.

Street play, essay competition on the key subject and various activities were organised to create public awareness about harmful effects of drugs abuse as part of the observation.

Addressing the huge gathering, Namsai Deputy Commissioner RK Sharma lauded the efforts by the students, who despite the scorching heat actively participated to make the celebration a huge success. The DC said that students were the right person to disseminate the knowledge of ill effects of drugs to every section of society. He emphasised on to penetrate every school and college of the district to create mass awareness and give proper counseling to the students to eradicate the drugs menace.

Others who spoke on the occasion were Supdt of Taxation Oli Koyu, DSO cum Gen Secy SEWA Chow Tey Manlong, Director Mahabodhi College Venerable Panyaloka and students from various schools.

Later, the DC administered anti-narcotics pledge to students and the gathering present in the meeting.

The DC also handed over prizes to the winners of Essay competition for school and college level students.

A similar programme was also conducted in all the villages of Chongkham, Lathao, Piyong and Lekang circles of the districts.

At Old Ningro village under Piyong circle, about 100 students of Govt. Upper Primary School along with their teachers and public took out a procession holding anti-drug posters, banners and shouting like "Say No To Drugs" to mark the occasion.

The headmaster of the school, Chow Wathana Choumoung asked the students carry the message of ill effects drug abuse to every home in the village and create awareness among the family members affected by drugs and opium. He advised the students to abstain themselves from using drugs.

AT MAHADEVPUR, the day was celebrated at Govt. Higher Secondary School by organising a counseling meeting under the chairmanship of EAC HN Dubey.

Negative impacts of drugs on human body, family members and society and the role of society in eradicating the evil practice were discussed in detail during the counseling.

At Tirap, the 1st Assam Rifles Battalion led the International Day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking observation to awaken people about harmful effects of opium and substance abuse.

Tirap has a history of opium cultivation and large youth based opium consumers.

The Assam Rifles along with Arunachal Pradesh Police, various NGOs, students and teachers, religious leaders and shopkeepers took out an awareness rally in the main thoroughfare of the Khonsa town.

School children and youth were seen holding posters and banners displaying Anti Drug slogans across the length and breadth of the town. Enthusiastic participation from Arunachal Police was also seen in this rally.   

A public meeting was held on culmination of the rally at Khonsa market.

Addressing the gathering, Tirap SP Jasmeet Singh explained in details the ill effects of drug abuse among the teenagers. He not only motivated teenagers to join the armed forces, police and other Govt services but also encouraged them to raise their physical and mental capabilities so as to uplift their rural background.



Allegations fabricated: Police

ITANAGAR, Jun 26: While referring to the news under the caption "Police brutality alleged" published in this daily, the Police Headquarter today said all allegations of police brutality and political influence are totally fabricated, and have been denied by the police.

Dy. Inspector General of Police (HQ), Tusar Taba in a release said that Lezen Gyadi is an accused in case FIR No. 14/15 U/S 452/384 /307/506/34 IPC r/w Sec 25/27 Arms Act which was registered at PS Rupa. After cancellation of his anticipatory bail by Guwahati High Court, Naharlagun Bench, he was absconding and evading arrest.

He further clarified that on June 25, acting on a secret information, a police team led by SDPO and OC Rupa had raided a hideout and managed to arrest Lezen Gyadi from an isolated jungle area at Vivek Vihar, Itanagar. When the police team had tried to arrest him, he made his best efforts to flee from the scene and fell down. However, he was arrested and taken to Itanagar PS as required by legal procedure. Thereafter, he was taken to RK Mission Hospital for medical check-up.

The doctors of R.K. Mission hospital had examined him thoroughly and did not find any injury on his body.

Making a copy of medical report available to media, the release said the medical report does not corroborate with the allegations of police brutality. However, the doctor has referred him to Shillong for neuron-medical check-up on his alleged history of back pain, he said. The CJM, Yupia has granted one month's transit bail to the accused on medical grounds.

"This has been the modus operandi of the accused Lezen Gyadi to obtain bail from the Court. He is also involved in other criminal cases," the release further added.



DDMA intensifies disaster management

AALO, June 26: The West Siang District Disaster Management and its Advisory Board in its meeting held here today intensified the disaster management and plan of the district.

Presiding over the meeting, Deputy Commissioner, Pige Ligu stressed on the need to draw perspective plans as per local threat perception by the respective departments to minimize adverse impact of any kind of disaster.

Incident Command System and Incident Response System and manpower should be kept ready and sufficient food grains, medicines should be stocked for emergency needs. All FDR submitted from the district to the Govt. should be done in a fair and transparent manner, he said.

DDMO Dorjee Nima gave a detailed presentation on disaster management and plan of the district. The representative from Army, BRTF, Police and HODs also shared their problems and suggestions. DIPRO



BAI team inspects facilities for Badminton in city

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Jun 26: A two-member team from Badminton Association of India (BAI) today evening inspected the indoor facilities available here for Badminton.

The team comprising BAI Joint Secretaries Alaknanda Ashok and Sekhar Chandra Biswas, accompanied by Arunachal State Badminton Association Secretary Bamang Tago and other office bearers inspected the Raj Bhawan Badminton Stadium and MLA Cottage Badminton Hall and other facilities available.

The BAI officials also inspected few hotels here to take stock of the accommodation facilities. They, however, refused to disclose their findings before the media.

They will submit the inspection report to BAI for further necessary action.



Tanglam Rusa moves from darkness to light

ITANAGAR, Jun 26: It was all smiles for the villagers of Tanglam Rusa as they got electricity for the first time with local MLA Gabriel D. Wangsu switching on the main electricity line today in presence of all the HoDs headed by ADC Kanubari SS Choudhury and all the three ZPMs, other public leaders and villagers of the area.

"The electricity connection is a message of my commitment to take along the people from darkness to light", Wangsu said after distributing electric meter box free of cost to 25 households at the inauguration function. Despite challenges, the MLA assured that the grievances and demands of the villagers would be taken up in a phased manner in due course of time.

This facility of electricity is, however, not without responsibility, the MLA said while calling upon the people to clear bills in time and urged them to take proper care of the facilities and not misuse it.

ADC Choudhury, in his address, called upon the people to cooperate with the development agencies for quality execution of works and urged them to take good care of the assets created in public interest.

Executed under DoTCL scheme, the project costing Rs 5 lakh would benefit close to 200 people and Tanglam Rusa became one of the last villages in Kanubari Sub-Division to be electrified.

Later, the MLA took stock of the facilities and infrastructure of the Govt ME school at Ranglua and assured to get works executed as per public demand. He, however, urged the Rusa-Chopsa Welfare Society to immediately hand over the two hostel buildings constructed by it to the Education Department to accommodate the students coming from far-flung areas. He further said that the proposal for upgradation of the school to secondary level is under active consideration of the state government.

Lawnu ZPM, Wangrang Wangjen, Kanubari ZPM, Mitali Wangjen and ADC Kanubari also spoke on the occasion and appreciated the teaching staff led by head master Solon Nokwoham for rendering their services with utmost sincerity.



BJP observes 40 years completion of J P Andolan

ITANAGAR, Jun 26: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Arunachal Pradesh today observed the completion of 40 years of Jay Prakash Narayan's Andolon which compelled the Indira Gandhi-led Congress Govt. to impose emergency. The BJP unanimously condemned the imposition of emergency and termed it the Black Day of Indian democracy.

Presiding over the programme, state BJP president Tai Tagak highlighted the importance of the occasion. The message should go to the people on how democracy was suppressed during emergency, he said. He called upon the party cadres and the people of the state to remain alert against the present State Congress Govt., which, according to BJP, is depriving people from the basic developments and hiding all public oriented policies and programmes that should have been made known to them.

State BJP General Secretary, Dominic Tadar told the gathering that genuine people like JP should be honoured for what they have done for the country. Jay Prakash Narayan was conferred Bharat Ratna in recognition of the contributions, Tadar added.

State BJP Vice President Techi Necha narrated how the emergency was imposed by Indira Gandhi-led Govt. He said that "similar type of emergency like activity is taking place in the departments of state Govt by misusing Govt. official powers to hide files of public importance and misleading the people at their whims".

Mahila Morcha President Padeswri Jamoh also spoke on the occasion and appealed all women to fight against injustice in the state.

Meanwhile, BJP leaders and workers mourned the death of party cadre Koj Thakur who died this morning at his home town, Ziro. Terming him as one of the veteran party cadres, Tagak said he was a pillar of the party at Lower Subansiri district. The party observed two minutes silence and prayed to almighty God for the peace of his soul.

Among others, the programme was also attended by the senior party leaders, state party office bearers and Morcha leaders.



DLMC reviews project implementation

KOLORIANG, June 26: Kurung Kumey District Level Monitoring Committee (DLMC) in its meeting here today reviewed the progress of various centrally and state sponsored schemes in the district.

Presiding over the meeting ADC Patuk, Cheechung Chukhu who is the DC in-charge, informed the members that the DLMC meeting is not only to review the progress of projects but also to know the problems being encountered in implementation process and to evolve proper mechanism for effective implementation and monitoring system. He also stressed for proper and timely completion of schemes for speedy development in the district.

While presenting status of projects by the different executing department, EE, HPD (Civil) informed that the department has eight projects under PM Package of which two projects have been commissioned and under power generation, civil works of six projects civil works are nearing completion.

EE (PWD), Sangram Division, informed that infrastructure development of VKV, Koloriang and Sangram under NLCPR project have been completed, one project is under progress and another one project is approved for award of work. Under SPA scheme, one project has been completed and other three projects are under progress and one project each under NEC and RIDF has been completed as per allocation. Further, he informed that the department has nine projects under BADP Scheme of which five projects have been completed and four projects are halted due to bad weather condition.

Participating in the discussion, Sangha Tagik, ZPC and ZPMs suggested  for conduction of  Sub-Divisional and Circle Level Monitoring Committee meetings and stressed on co-ordination between elected leaders, general public, district administration and executing agencies for proper implementation and improvement of quality of works.

While briefing the importance of DLMC meeting, Dr. Joram Anu, DPO requested all executing department to bring good name for the district by doing better project implementation records. Besides the heads of department, T. Borang, ADC Nyapin also participate in the discussion. DIPRO



DA holds coordination meet with security/GREF personnel

YINGKIONG, Jun 26: Upper Siang District Administration convened a coordination meeting with Indian Army, central para-military forces, GREF/ BRTF personnel in the office chamber of the Deputy Commissioner here today and discussed various important issues pertaining to the district.

The meeting presided over by Upper Siang Deputy Commissioner Remo Kamki discussed on land acquisition for the two-lane highway from Migging to Tuting, maintenance of Yingkiong-Aalo road by GREF, Dite-Dime -Jengging-Ttuing-Gelling by BRTF, tackling anti-social elements, illegal use of satellite phones, proper monitoring of tourists from abroad visiting Upper Siang District, restriction in extraction of medicinal plants for which DA has already issued ban order, immediate restoration of DSPT at Bona, Janbo and Migging etc.

The meeting emphasised on maintaining better coordination between armed forces and civil administration to ensure optimum utilisation of resources in border areas, particularly to maintain law and order in peaceful manner.

The meeting was attended by Army and GREF officers, SP, DLRSO, AMDO, EAC (J) from the District Administration's side. DIPRO



Mayu XI lift 2nd AAPSU T20 Tournament Cup

Karyir Riba

ROING, Jun 26: Mayu XI lifted the 2nd AAPSU T20 Tournament Cup 2015, defeating Koronu United by 83 runs at general ground here today. Mayu XI put up 170 runs on the board losing nine wickets after winning the toss and deciding to bat first.

Chasing the target, Koronu United could score 87 runs in 20 Overs losing eight wickets.

Hapi Mene of Mayu XI, who made the quickest 45 run (5x6, 3x4), was adjudged the 'Man of the Match".

Amit Gohain from Koronu United was declared Man of the Series.

Arjun Mega and Winner Miuli were adjudged as the best umpire.

The winning team was awarded cash prize of Rs. 22,000 along with the trophy while the runners up was given cash prize of Rs. 8,000 along with a shield.

A total of 33 teams had participated in the tournament.


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---- Editorial ----


Exciting time for tourism industry

Ministry of tourism's decision to cover 150 countries under e-visa scheme by the end of this year will revolutionize the tourism industry in India. At present the scheme is available for the tourists of 77 countries including China. As per the data available with the ministry, 1,36,000 tourists have already taken advantage of the scheme. Especially the decision to extend e-visa to Chinese tourists is big step towards normalization of relation between two Asian neighbours.

More people to people contact will hugely help to improve the ties between India and China. Ministry of tourism has further launched a special programme for enhancing connectivity in Himalayan states and north east region. Union government has started work on it under Swadesh Darshan scheme and allocated Rs 120 crore. This move will be beneficial for our state.  Arunachal Pradesh is considered to be the hottest tourist destination of the country. But due to varying factors tourism industry has not moved ahead. However with union government giving special focus on development of tourism industry in NE region, situation will hopefully improve in the future.




---- Readers Forum ----



Information technology employees deserves better treatment

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, first of all I would like to draw the kind attention of all concerns towards the condition of the IT (Information Technology) department of the state government of Arunachal Pradesh and the status of its employees. After thirteen long years of services delivered with full dedication and sincerity by its employees in the department, the employees have not been blessed with a promotion till date. It is due to non-streamlining of the department. Even the privileges like lateral entry grade provision given under the GA department of the state wherein the employees could try their fortune to get promoted in administrative line have already been missed out by most of us. The question is why the Department of the State is being neglected?

IT without doubt is one of the most important departments as every developmental activity disseminates through it needs attention from all concern.

Now, question arises that why these employees are deprived of their right to live a promoted life. Employee suffers even though it none of their fault and it has demoralized the dedicated employees.

When the whole world considers IT as a way of life, here in contrary the employees of the department feel unfortunate to be an employed n IT department. Who is to be blamed for this? Certainly, not the employee themselves.

Therefore, the Chief Minister who is the Minister In/Charge, is requested to take positive step for the development of IT in the state and the Chief Secretary is also requested to give valuable suggestion from his office so that employees are treated with equal parity with the other government departmental employees of the state.


Frustrated IT employee



Schools in state of utter neglect

Dear Editor,

Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to bring into the light some of the fact about schools in Anjaw District.

Education is the backbone of a society, school is a temple of knowledge, teaching is the noblest of all professions and the teacher comes immediately after the parents in the life of an individual. On the one hand, all of us seem to be in a hurry to rush towards the twenty first century with modern communication and teaching aids but on the other, primary education in most of our district is neglected.

During the educational tour organized by AACJM (Anjaw Anti-Corruption Jagruti Movement) from 4th June to 11th June 2015, I observed that not a single teacher was present in several schools of Anjaw district whereas the new session had already been commenced in other districts of the state. Most of the schools did not have maths and science teachers, while school buildings and hostels are in dilapidated conditions looking like piggery farms. Most shockingly, the enrolments of the pupils for the year have not been started till now.

The Mid-Day-Meal is not availed in most of the schools as observed after visiting the schools; while some of the schools are providing twice in a year whereas in some other schools are not providing at all.

A large numbers of schools in Anjaw district do not have teacher quarters, boundary walls, toilet etc. The playground and facilities of drinking water is a dream for the students of these schools. Almost all the government schools present a sorry spectacle with no furniture or teacher. I am very sad to witness all those conditions of knowledge centre. Suggestions: As per the availability of teaching faculty, teacher quarter to be constructed. Boundary wall of schools need to be taken in to due consideration in order to prevent encroachment. MDM has to be streamlined as per Govt. of India’s prescribed rules and guidelines.

Proper toilets at all the institutions as it is basic need of the schools and needs due consideration too. Time to time visit by the DDSE is urgently required in order to improve education as well as health of the pupils and accordingly report to be sent to the Director Secondary/ Elementary Education.


Jaisin Tindya

Rajiv Gandhi University

Rono Hills




Going back to age of apes

Dear Editor,

My Pasighat, My beautiful Pasighat. As long the sun is shining, you are visible and beautiful. But as the darkness falls, you are but a person in a black veil. Reason?  No electricity to bring your beauty to the fore. Since many months, your sons and daughters are reeling under darkness, absolute darkness. The promise of 24 hrs electricity has gone with the wind. Even if electricity is there for a moment or so, it is without the thing we call voltage. Many mobiles and laptops are damaged, but to get to a mobile repairing shop is hazardous. Jumping over barbed wires, which are there for months altogether in the name of road renovations.  While common men weep, contractors laugh, all the way to the bank! I won’t bore the readers with cliché hot weather and students without electricity. So mainstream.

I wonder if the leaders and members of PPWC are getting any special treatment.  Are they scared of highly placed people or are they just lazy?

While the world is moving forward, we, the sons of Pasighat are going back to the age of Apes and Chimpanzees. God help us all.


A citizen, Pasighat




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