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March  - 26


Main accused in MMS scandal goes underground

Taba Ajum

ITANAGAR, Mar 25: Infamous Daporijo MMS scandal has taken a dramatic twist as Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Boham Bo, the main accused in the case has gone hiding. On 21st of March ASI Bo was granted two days interim bail by capital deputy commissioner S B Deepak Kumar and was asked to report to the chief judicial magistrate Daporijo on 23rd March.

However ASI Bo did not report at Daporjio and since then have gone underground. When contacted, Daporijo police station officer-in-charge RK Deori told over telephone that they are working over time to arrest him as soon as possible. “He was supposed to appear in CJM office Daporijo on 23rd March as per bail directives. But he never turned up and now we will put additional charge of contempt of court against him,” told OC Deori.

At this moment when whole state is outraged by this MMS scandal, many Arunachalees will not agree with decision of DC capital to grant interim bail to the main accused. However DC Kumar defended his action in this regard. “All the charges against accused were under bail-able sections and I acted under the provision of law. However I had strictly ordered the accused and his bailer to make sure that he reports to CJM Daporijo,” said DC Capital.

Many believe that alleged accused Bo has probably run away to his hometown Bordumsa in Changlang district after getting interim bail. Meanwhile Changlang district police has also started massive manhunt to nab him. “This morning our police team led by officer in-charge raided two places in Bordumsa to arrest Bo. But our police team did not found him in both the places,” informed Changlang SP Tumme Amo.

This whole incident exposes loophole in the working culture of Arunachal Pradesh Police department. How could investigation officer of Daporijo police station let accused run away freely after getting interim bail. Also why state intelligence department is not able to trace his whereabouts till date? Such callousness on the part of police department is forcing Arunachalee citizens to doubt their honesty in this case. Are they trying to shield their fellow policemen the main accused ASI Boham Bo? There is also unconfirmed report that parents of victim are being put under immense pressure to withdraw case by the accused.  

The delay in arresting accused policeperson has angered the residents of Daporijo, where this infamous MMS scandal took place. The whole town is living on edge and many residents fear that further delay may lead to unrest among citizens. “People are maintaining silence because senior leaders and officers of Daporijo have promised that accused will be punished and victim will get justice. However citizens are running out of patience and closely watching the move of police department,” told one resident of Daporijo town over phone.


Condemnations pour in

Condemnation over MMS scandal at Daporijo police station, continued to pour in from various quarters.

Describing the crime committed by police as inhumane, shameful and violation of fundamental rights, All Tagin Students’ Union (ATSU) demanded the authorities concerned to arrest all the accused police personnel including ASI Boham Bo, the main accused, immediately and to award them exemplary punishment within a stipulated time.

“There is no need for further investigation into the case as the two arrested accused have already accepted their involvement in the crime, ATSU said.

Kara Welfare Society said that the crime committed by those police personnel has not only completely tarnished the image of state police but also ashamed entire humanity.  “We demand nothing less than life imprisonment for those police personnel as the crime committed by them  is equivalent to custodial death and custodial rape,” KWS said and demanded registration of criminal case against the accused.

All Arunachal Pradesh Capital Complex Students Union demanded the Upper Subansiri district authority to expedite the investigation against accused and award them suitable punishment as per law. It expressed its sympathy towards both the families of the victimized child.

“This day will always be remembered as black in the history of Arunachal Police”, Arunachal Law Students’ Union  (ALSU) said while vehemently condemning the barbaric and inhumane act. It demanded the authorities concerned to book the culprits under relevant laws.

Kargu Kardi Students’ Union cautioned the Home Minister against any political intervention in the case and demanded immediate apprehension of the main accused ASI.

All Arunachal Below Poverty People’s Union while condemning the heinous crime, demanded immediate termination and apprehension of all the accused and punishment as per law. It also advocated for proper training for police in mental health.


Lifter Sibi sets new national record

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Mar 25: Golden boy of Arunachal Pradesh Yukar Sibi lifted 151 kg in clean and jerk to set a new National Record in the Men's 62 kg category at the 63rd Men’s and 26th Women’s Senior National Weight-lifting Championships at Bangalore yesterday.

Sibi broke the 14-year-old record of 150 kg set in 1997 in this weight category on his third attempt after having failed on the second, Arunachal Weight-lifting Association president Techi Abraham told this reporter over telephone from Bangalore today.

Sibi, a bronze medalist at National Games, however, missed the gold in the snatch (107kg) by a narrow margin of 1kg to Deva Kumar of Services.

I expected a medal but I was not sure of setting any record, Sibi said. I am a little disappointed that I missed out on the gold, but that is okay, he added.

U Ranajana Devi of Arunachal won a bronze with a total lift 158 kg in Women’s 53 kg category. She is a student of SAI SAG centre, Naharlagun.

Gold and Silver medals in this category went to  G. Aruna Rani of FCI and T. Memicha Chanu of Manipur.


NLCT cadre arrested

NAHARLAGUN, Mar 25: A police team led by Basar circle inspector A K Pandey and Likabali police station OC SI T Bage under the supervision of West Saing SP conducted a combing operation in the wee hour today in Torjan village under Kangku circle of the district and arrested National Liberation Council of Taniland (NLCT)  Self style commander Ijip Taso @ Major Star and his body guard Kektum Taipodia of Bali village and recovered an Italian-made 7.65 mm caliber (Lidi) pistol with 34 live rounds and mobile cell from their possession.

They were involved in the kidnapping of Liru ASM Mijum Ada from Likabali on February 26 last besides in many extortion cases in the district and other parts of the state.

Home Minister Tako Dabi  lauded the police team for the success.


Widows demand Dabi’s resignation,

to meet CM

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Mar 25: Widows of policemen has been agitating for the last few days seeking appointments under compassionate ground. These widows, sons and daughters of policemen are fighting for their rights. They lost their near ones who were serving in police department under various capacities. However after loosing them, when they are knocking at the door of government for help, every one is turning their back.

Recently these widows under the banner of All Arunachal Pradesh Widows Union (AAPWU) have come under one umbrella to seek justice. Despite running from pillar to post till date they have not been able to achieve anything. They were pinning hope on Home Minister Tako Dabi to help them but things did not go as they hoped. Now members of All Arunachal Pradesh Widows Union have demanded resignation of home minister for his failure to address the concern of widows.

“We don’t want a home minister like him who does not care for his fellow Arunachalees. All of us have lost husbands who were serving in police department. We want job in their place and we are not asking department to create new vacancy for us,” told one of the widows. Further widows informed that home minister Tako Dabi never cooperated with them when they went to meet him. “We look upto him but he hardly listens to our grievances and treat us differently. It’s a fact that since he became home minister, recruitment under compassionate ground has almost stopped. When Jarbom Gamlin was Home Minister, these recruitment were done properly,” told another widow. They have demanded home minister to resign as he is not able to take care of the family of those policemen who laid their life for the state.

Now they are pinning hope on Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu to rescue them from this crisis. “CM has consented to meet us on 29th March. We will tell our sad plight to him and hope he will treat us better than home minister,” said a member of AAPWU.


Apang dismisses allegation

ITANAGAR, Mar 25:  Former Chief Minister Gegong Apang strongly reacted to a ‘very derogatory and irresponsible comments’ made  against him by Kahfa Bengia, Chairman of Save Arunachal Forum (SAF) during the course of a press conference held  here yesterday.

“Though I welcome the objective behind forming the aforesaid forum and I have been nothing to say on their alleged corruption charges against the present Chief Minister, I was surprised and shocked to find my name being dragged,” the former Chief Minister said in a statement. Does the  SAF Chairman know what the word ‘Mafia’ implies, have I ever been alleged to have engaged in looting spree of forest resources in collusion with some vested groups ?, Apang questioned while adding that  he was never been a forest contractor or nor a Forest Minister.

While vehemently decrying the allegation leveled against him as "timber mafia",  Apang demanded  public apology from the Forum and withdrawal of charges immediately, failing which he shall be constrained to approach the court of law to seek justice.

Describing the comments made by Kahfa Bengia, as malicious, unwarranted, totally baseless and a concerted effort of his character assassination, the former Chief Minister said  such irresponsible utterances in public domain are uncalled for from one of the senior political leaders and once a Minister of the state.  If I ever have been found to be a part of the so called " mafia ", I am open to detailed investigation. Let a neutral investigating agency like CBI investigate all such cases. I shall be more than happy to cooperate in such investigation. Let there be a public debate on such issues, he said.

Apang further said that the responsibility of protecting the forest and its proper utilization is under the control of Forest Minister and officials under the forest department. “I see today there is wanton destruction of trees/plants of the state in general and in and around of capital complex in particular in the name of development. The common public are also witness to the extent of damages caused to the forest wealth once one enters the capital from Banderdewa and Hollongi Check gates”, the statement said while adding that the capital is turning out to be a jungle of concretes. In the name of development, even the statue of Mahatma Gandhi located in the prime location of the capital has been dismantled, and in the same place huge RCC structures are coming up. Have the Forum or the civil society ever bothered to raise such issues?  Apang questioned.


Governor, CM appeal  all to participate

in ‘Earth Hour’

ITANAGAR, Mar 25: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh has appealed to the people of Arunachal Pradesh to participate in the Earth Hour, which is an initiative of World Wide Fund for Nature to stop the degradation of the Earth's natural environment and build a future where people live in harmony with nature.

In his appeal, Governor called upon all Arunachalee brothers and sister to be part of the very important endeavour of WWF for Nature to make one small but significant change for our planet by switching off the lights in their houses, office premises and commercial establishments for an hour from 8-30 pm to 9-30 pm on March 26.

Let us make a small contribution for the planet we live. Let this one hour of darkness be our first step towards our bright future and that of our children, Gen Singh appealed.

Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has also  made a fervent appeal to the citizens to participate in the Earth Hour, a global initiative of World Wide Fund for Nature to contain degradation of natural environment.  Our existence depend upon the mother earth and the healthier is the earth, healthier would be the humanity, he said adding the state which over 82% forest cover has greatest responsibility in protecting and conservating the environment whose speedy degradation has caused concern which calls for such innovative initiatives.


DA asked to stop indoor stadium

project work

ITANAGAR, Mar 25:  In a further setback to ongoing construction of indoor stadium at Sagalee town, education commissioner have written to deputy commissioner Papum Pare District to stop construction of work immediately unless available solution emerges.

Mini-stadium which is being constructed inside the compound of government higher secondary school, Sagalee has run into controversy as All Papum Pare District Students Union (APPDSU) is bitterly opposing the project. APPDSU claims that land is needed for future development of school infrastructure. Further APPDSU also believe that construction of stadium meant for public inside school compound will affect the congenial atmosphere of education. While replying to a complaint written by APPDSU, education commissioner urged DC to stop work to find a solution.

Meanwhile APPDSU President Nabam John has urged concern authority to halt work at the earliest and look for alternative site.


DoNER Jt secy visit Tawang

TAWANG, Mar 25: Dr. J P Sharma, Joint Secretary, union ministry of DoNER arrived at Tawang  on March 24 on a two-day official visit to the district.

In an interaction with the visiting officer, DC Gamli Padu briefed about various NLCPR projects in the district and requested to consider all pending projects which are in the pipeline.

Sharma, besides inspecting Ropeway and VKV school building at Kitpi, visited Tawang Monastery and General Hospital and interacted with the monks and Medical officials respectively. He also visited Bumla Border Outpost and Tsangetsar Lake. He will be leaving for Guwahati tomorrow.

Earlier, he was accorded warm welcome by DC Padu and other district officers at Ugyen Tsangpo Heliport. DIPRO


World class housing township

in state Capital

ITANAGAR, Mar 25: The launching ceremony for construction of ‘Nyimi Housing Township’ in the capital of Arunachal Pradesh has been inaugurated by Parliamentary Secretary (Industry) Nabam Rebia at a city hotel here today.

Speaking on the occasion, Rebia opined that this housing township of international standard would be the first of its kind in the state. Statistically, the Capital of Arunachal Pradesh will come first in terms of unplanned capital among the Indian states, Reba further opined and added that  people of this state should equally  put their efforts to make their state at par with other developing states. He assured that Government will extend all support in near future for such kind of infrastructure development in the state.

TK Banerjee, former regional manager, SBI, Itanagar and executive director, Nyimi International Private Limited said that Nyimi Housing Township is the first step towards fulfillment of the dreams of developing infrastructure in the state by Nyimi group.

Former ANSU president and CEO of Nyimi Group Hayeng Mangfi said that the proposed housing project has been taken up by the company to facilitate world class residential apartment in the state capital with all modern facilities. The township will be spread over 2000 acres of land with easy accessibility to road, air, global destination for education, IT enabled service, healthcare and recreation.

Bora Ete, chief engineer (Highway), who was the guest of honour said that development of road infrastructure such as trans-Arunachal highway etc. will help people of this state to live a better life than the past. The proposed housing township will also facilitate the people of other districts to accommodation facility, he said.

The function was attended among others by Dr. S Choudhury, Jt Director, Geology and Mining, Gedo Eshi, Asst. Director, Tourism and present and former ANSU and AAPSU leaders.


World TB Day observed

ITANAGAR, Mar 25: The World TB Day was observed  in Lower Dibang Valley District with a theme, ‘On the move against Tuberculosis – Transforming the fight towards elimination’ yesterday.

On the occasion, a mass awareness procession was organised and this was followed by public meeting at Govt Middle School, Abali Model village.

Dr A Yirang, DMO highlighted the objectives of the World TB Day. He hoped that the message to remain healthy and mentally alert  against TB disease by taking preventive measures will spread through such awareness campaign. It would also help to judge oneself and get screened for diseases like TB, he said.

Dr SJ Mitapo, District TB Officer highlighted the importance of World TB Day and explained details about TB and its diagnosis  and  treatment under RNTCP Programme and also dealt at length on the topic ‘TB as Burden’. He also explained in details about DOTS in RNTCP and its mechanism of functioning. He also informed that Sputum Microscopy is done free of cost and good quality anti TB drugs are being supplied free to the TB patients in full course.

Anjite Menjo, ZPM, Iduli Anchal Block has appealed to all the concerned to join hand in hand with the health department in order to eliminate TB from the district. He lauded the department for conducting such awareness drives at village level.

Well performing Voluntary DOT Providers have been felicitated with cash awards on the occasion. The cured patients attending the programme has delivered their success story and encouraged the other TB patient to adopt DOTS and to follow the suggestions and directions of the supervisors to complete the course.

Public leaders, Panchayat leaders, DOT providers, cured patients, govt staffs, general public and students actively participated in the programme.

At Sille in East Siang district, the World TB Day 2011 was observed by the DTCS (District TB Control Society), about 12 Km away from Pasighat on 24th of March.

The Chief Guest Y. Gao ZPM (Sille-Oyan) while speaking on the occasion said, the World TB Day provides an opportunity to communicate TB-related problems and solutions and support on world TB control efforts. “We can reach the goal of TB elimination by working together and strengthening partnerships”, said the chief guest.

The Guest of Honour Nalo Tasing (Anchal Chairperson, Sille-Oyan) while addressing the gathering extended his thanks to the concerned department for organizing free medical checkup  camp and distribution of medicines on the occasion.

The World Tuberculosis Day is tailored to increase public awareness about the said disease which is still an epidemic in many regions of the world, annihilating the lives of many millions each year, said the Circle Officer A Perme who graced on the occasion as Special Guest.

Dr. Y. Perme, District TB Officer, Pasighat in his key note address stated, the World Tuberculosis Day falls on March 24 every year which commemorates the greatest discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis by Dr. Robert Koch. Dr. Perme also informed that the symptoms are a chronic cough with blood-tinged sputum, fever, night sweats and weight loss etc. He further claimed that TB is a curable disease and timely checkup and treatment can save many lives.

Earlier this morning, an awareness rally with slogan: TB Elimination, Together We Can” was flagged-off by the Chief Guest where the local doctors, officers, teachers, leaders and students actively participated. Three TB workers namely Asit Kr Nag (Bilat PHC), Osam Mibang (ASHA) and Yagom Yao (FGA PHC) were facilitated on the occasion for their extraordinary services. DIPROs


House gutted at Ruksin

Prafulla Kaman

RUKSIN, Mar 25: An STP building of one Onong Tadeng of Power house colony at Ruksin was gutted in a devastating fire this afternoon.

The fire broke out from kitchen, engulfed the entire STP building and  the building was reduced to ashes before the fire tender from Jonai rushed to the spot.  The actual cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. There was none of the family members at home during the fire. Valuable house hold properties amounting to  Rs 7 lakh have been lost in devastating fire, claimed the house owner Tadeng, a gram chairperson of Linka Anchal under Ruksin block, who settled in the colony with family.   

Meanwhile, the Ruksin SDO, Yemlin Tayeng has inspected the spot to take stock of the damage.


Training prog on integrated

disease management

ITANAGAR, Mar 25: One-day training programme on integrated disease management of vegetable crops at Sille village, East Siang district was conducted by college of horticulture and forestry, Pasighat on March 25. More than 40 farmers and farm women were attended the training.

Diseases are the major threat to vegetable cultivation in East Siang district and causing the incidence from 10-80 per cent and yield loss up to 50 per cent.  Resource person Dr.P.Raja, assistant professor explained the nursery bed preparation for chilli, tomato and brinjal, and addressed the important management tactics for this region, after the practical demonstration was given to them. Further, the farmers raised question on problems of ginger cultivation, diseases of paddy, potato cultivation and resource persons responded  to the queries.


News Impact

Earth Hour 2011

Show your solidarity to WWF in its endeavour to save our world by switching off lights at your home, office etc for one hour at 8:30 PM to 9.30 PM on Saturday 26, March, 2011 to mark Earth Hour 2011.



ATU demands modified MoU

ITANAGAR, Mar 25: Arunachal Tribal Union (ATU), Upper Subansiri district unit has strongly demanded both KSK Energy Venture Pvt. Ltd and State Government to  ‘re-correct’ the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) signed between them for 2000 MW Subansiri Upper Project, Menga.

While expressing its strong resentment against Government for not taking any initiative to re-correct the MoA, ATU unit threatened to stop drilling works carried out by KSK Energy.


Society appeals for appointment of qualified candidates

ITANAGAR, Mar 25: All Arunachal Pradesh Handicapped Welfare Society claimed that as per the result notification, altogether 35 people with special care have qualified for SSA teacher in the recently concluded SSA teacher interview.

It appealed to the concerned authority of SSA Rajya Mission; Itanagar to appoint all the qualified candidates and fill up the backlog reservation vacancy quota since 2001-2009 without delay.


Fulfill demands, says AIPU

ITANAGAR, Mar 25: Arunachal Indigenous People’s Union (AIPU) appealed to the State Government to fulfill its demand for job reservation to the widows of armed personnel of various groups.

It also appealed to the State Government to establish Women College with all disciplines, including technical education so that girls students of the state could pursue their higher education within the state.

Further, the union demanded the authorities concerned to check unauthorized selling of cooking gas (LPG) and other essential commodities within capital complex.


Complaint withdrawn

ITANAGAR, Mar 25: The Assistant Station Superintendent, STS, Likabali  has withdrawn its complaint lodged with Sub-Divisional Officer, Likabali against All Arunachal Pradesh Motor Transport Workers Union, Likabali unit yesterday.

The complaint had been lodged after a misunderstanding crept up between STS drivers and union workers on collection of donation, according to All Arunachal Pradesh Motor Transport Workers’ Union.


Siga clarifies

ITANAGAR, Mar 25: A civil engineer can always be appointed in hydro power department/corporation, said Taru Siga, the Managing director of the Hydro Power Development Corporation of Arunachal Pradesh (APDCAP) in a release today. He was reacting to the statement of the All Law Students Union (ALSU) which claimed that Govt has violated rules while appointing Siga as MD of APDCAP.  Stating that he was not appointed directly as MD, Siga further clarified that he was on deputation as GM of APDCAPL for two years upto to  Aug 31, 2010. However, on voluntary retirement of then MD on January 31, 2009, Govt has ordered him to hold the charge till appointment of new MD, he said. The Govt later ordered him to continue to the post for another two months upto March 31, 2011 till alternative arrangement is made.

Admitting that he has taken voluntarily retirement as PWD Superintendent Engineer  on January 31 last,  Siga said  his appointment as  HPDCAPL MD after retirement from PWD is made under permissible rule.

A am not  the vice president of Jindal power limited, not even an employee of any private company, Siga said and further clarified that there is no project under M/s Jindal Power limited where it has 51 per cent share.


Army Recruitment drive

ITANAGAR: Army Recruiting Offices, Rangapara under the aegis of HQ Recruiting Zone Shillong will conduct a recruitment drive for Junior Commissioned Officers (Religious Teachers) in the Army from May 14 to 19, 2011. The written examination of the selected candidates will be held at ARO Ranagapara on May 19, 2011. Interested candidates may contact Army Recruitment Office, Rangapara, C/O APO and Army Recruitment Office, Silchar, C/O 99 APO for further details.


Prohibitory order

ITANAGAR: Following reports of outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in livestock, the Biological Park authority here has appealed to the owners to take away their mithuns and other domestic animals from Park area to prevent spreading of the airborne disease to other healthy zoo animals.

The Zoo authority has also strictly prohibited carrying lethal weapons  and pet animals by visitors inside the zoo. Drinking alcohol or visitors with alcoholic influence and picnic are also prohibited inside the zoo.


The Lossar Fiesta – 2011

TAWANG, Mar 25: Thousands of people gathered here at the general parade ground Tawang, on the eve of this 10th day Lossar to witness the first ever Lossar festival show “THE LOSSAR FIESTA-2011”. The Festival was organized by the All Tawang District Students Union (ATDSU) and inaugurated by Rev. Rigyaling Rinpochhe.

For the first time Tawang celebrated its Lossar in a grand way. The popular singer Sonam Gompo with his team performed and enthralled the people of Tawang on this Lossar occasion.

We introduced this fiesta for the first time in Tawang and we would continue it in future, said  Urgen Dorjee, Gen Secy  the Union. Jampa Tsering. Vice President said   that the festival was organized to entertain the people and to keep the spirit of our Lossar tradition among the locals.


OWA’s REDP and SDP begin

ITANAGAR, Mar 25: Four Rural Entrepreneurship Development Programmes and one skill development training programme (SDP) were  formaly inaugurated at Kimin, Ganga and Naharlagun today. The training programmes are being conducted by Oju Welfare Association and sponsored by NABARD.

The 45 days training programme includes REDP on Cloth Bag Making, Cutting  and Tailoring, Jute Craft, Soft toy Making and SDP on Beauty Culture  and  Health Care.

NABARD Manager Kamkhogin Vaiphei has graced the inaugural programme. Prorgamme co-ordinator of  OWA Yayir Gongo was also present in the event.


Malini mela from April 20

ITANAGAR, Mar 25: The annual Malini Mela would be organized with a five-day programme at Likabali from April 20 in a grand manner. It was decided in a recent meeting held under the chairmanship of Likabali SDO Taho Mize.

Traditional food stalls and display of art and culture would be the main attraction of the ‘Mela’ this year, said the organizer in a release.

An organizing committee headed by CO Maryom Karlo as secretary was also constituted in the meeting which was attended by former advisor to CM Tahum Taipodia, ZPM Komde Nyodu, EAC Ibom Tao, DFO Jumdo Geyi, Dr. K Riram, Dr. YV Tasar, OC T Bage, among others.

Local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Jomde Kena has consented to be the chief guest of the inaugural function of the Mela.


Heavy vehicles banned

ZIRO, March 25:  As  safety and security measures, the Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner, Nila Mohanan, in an executive order has banned the crossing of  vehicles laden with or above 9 MT over  the 400 ft bailey suspension bridge over Kamla  river at Tamen on Ziro-Daporizo BRTF road with immediate effect.

The 9 MT load limit was set by the BRTF authority in view of the weakening condition of the said bridge, the order quoted. DIPRO


AASA to conduct ESDP

ITANAGAR, Mar 25: Action Aid Society Arunachal (AASA) in association with Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE), Itanagar branch is going to conduct free Entrepreneurship and Skill Development Programme (ESDP) in Naharlagun, Dirang and  Basar on  March 28,  29 and 30 respectively.

While ESDP on ‘Dry Flower Making will be conducted  in Naharlagun,    ESDP on “Fruit Processing and Preservation’ and  “Ornamental Jewellery Making’   will be held at Dirang and Basar in West Siang  district respectively. The objective of the programme is to provide self employed opportunity to unemployed youths, according to a release.



ITANAGAR, Mar 25: All Arunachal Pradesh Lower Division Clerk/ Storekeeper Association (AAPLDC/SKs) has condoled the premature death of Kajum Yomcha, LDC, on March 22 and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.

Yomcha was working in Superintending Engineer (Coord) PHE and WS department office, Naharlagun.

The association expressed its profound grief and sorrow over Yomcha’s untimely demise and conveyed heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.


‘Release stipend’

ITANAGAR, Mar 25: The Students’ Welfare Committee (SWC) of GHSS Doimukh appealed to the Director of School Education (DSE) to release students’ pending stipend immediately. It said that students had been facing problem due to non-release of stipend for 10  months.

It also demanded the authority concerned of Novodaya Vidyalaya to vacate the Boys Hostel after this summer vacation as boarders of GHSS Doimukh had been facing accommodation problems.

Meanwhile, SWC cautioned all the school land encroachers to vacate the occupied land before April failing which it would carry out eviction drive with help of authority. It criticized the authority concerned, especially Directorate of School Education for not initiating any action against those encroachers.


Farmers’ Club  Awarded  

ITANAGAR, Mar 25: In order to encourage and support the expansion of farmers’ clubs in the State, NABARD hosted the Farmers’ Club Award Function at Hotel Arun Subansiri, Itanagar today.

The best farmers’ Club award was given to Yeer Loma Farmers’ Club of Langper, Sagalee. The award carried a certificate and a cheque of Rs.5,000 .

On the occasion, N.N.Charitable Society, Doimukh was also awarded for its role in promoting Yeer Loma Farmers’ Club and token of appreciation to all the NGOs present for their role in promoting farmers’ Club.

Meanwhile, NABARD, GM Dr. BG Mukhopadhyay advised the NGOs present to continue their efforts in formation and linkage of the clubs with the bank branches so that the clubs act as vehicles for creating awareness on credit, technology and extension. He added that the setting up of State Farmers’ Commission by Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh will address the issues of farmers in a holistic way.

Arunachal Pradesh State Coop. Apex Bank AGM, S.P.Yadav said that the Apex Bank will coordinate with the NGOs for National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) in the State as announced by Finance Minister in the Budget.



ITANAGAR, Mar 25: Dambing Lamnio and Byagang Lamnio have been selected as Chairman and General Secretary of the newly formed Lamnio Welfare Society.

Punish them


( I )

Dear Editor,

I would  like to express my deep anguish over the recent MMS incident at Daporijo police station which happens to our fellow brother and sister.   I know everyone is equal before law. I wonder why  this degraded and criminal minded policemen are not punished heavily,  why the students organization and leaders of Upper Subansiri district remain silence over the issue.

I appeal to one and all to come forward and fight against repeated  brutality  of  section of police and request   the authorities to make sure that this time they should not be let free.


Menbi Riddi




( II )

Dear Editor,

I am very shocked and disheartened by the incident which caused to our fellow brother by MMS scandal at Daporijo Police Station. It is really inhuman act of the police.  

I request the authorities to take immediate action against all the accused and also request organizations including students bodies and public leaders and administration of respective district to look into the matter and  give proper justice.


Metum Soki




( III )

Dear Editor,

This is regarding the MMS scandal at Daporijo Police station.

I request the concern department that such inhuman activities should be discouraged and exemplary punishment be given to the culprits so that future of our state can be saved.


Litem Eshi




( IV )

Dear Editor,

It is still beyond the imagination that such a cruel act really took place. I like to appeal the concerned authorities to suspend all the officials  responible for the incident. Moreover the next six months’ salary of the officials should be given to victim as compensation.


Namdu Sonam




Internet is like drug addiction !

Dear Editor,

I would like to appeal my fellow youths for their worth future, don’t addict in net. Net is like a drug addict, don’t too much indulge in net like chatting, video conferencing, social networking or even to play Games etc. Netizens who visit the educational sites does themselves a world of good. That is the use of advancement in technology to serve their purpose. Now a day’s especially student or teenager groups are doing wrong use of net. Even thought they are very well aware of the dangers, they cannot control their impulses.

Cyberspace gives them the space and freedom, they seek in life. It is this fact that makes it an evil thing. Internet turns to an addiction. Browsing in internet is truly profitable and the sites on education are valuable. One thing they must be aware about which path stride. For these act, I blames parents  who totally give their child freedom to addict in net, whatever demand of child they fulfill. Now, with  more developed  technology and facilities  in mobile phone net,  the students use net  service in class room too.

I would like to request parents body to aware of net and at least control your brood from addiction of net. Let technology be blessing and the rein ought to be drawn on evil urges.


Neelam  Laxman






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