ITANAGAR, Mar 30: Ambitious Information Technology Project, “Arunachal Pradesh State
Wide Area Network” was formally inaugurated by State Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu
in an impressive function here at the Office building of Arunachal Pradesh State
Council for Science & Technology today.
In his inaugural address Khandu while appreciating the State Council for Science
and Technology for the initiative, said that this advance telecommunication infrastructure
would be used for exchange of data and other type of information in this remotely
located state. He believed that the SWAN project would play a pivotal role in overall
development of the state through good communication.
“In the backdrop of the poor road connectivity covering only 40% in the state, the
SWAN with its coverage till date to 15 district headquarters and 46 Blocks will provide
e-connectivity in the remote areas and help in e-governance”, Khandu emphatically
On dwelling the benefits further the chief minister informed that the project will
help the state government to disseminate its plans, policy and programmes to the
people residing in remote and inaccessible areas in the quickest form by maintaining
complete efficiency, reliability and accountability.
Besides, Video Conferencing facilities, the SWAN project will improve the functioning
of the government by faster electronic transfer of information in the form of voice,
video & data. It will also help in effective implementation of all e-governance projects
and would be a great support for e-tendering process followed by various departments
in the state in the recent times, Khandu assertively said.
He categorically appealed all the ministers, legislators and officers to undergo
training for effective implementation of the e-governance in the various projects
being taken up including the PM’s package. Khandu also stressed for involving education
department for creating awareness about the state e-governance mission.
While addressing the gathering Parliamentary Secretary Science & Technology & IT,
Jomde Kena highlighted the benefits of the project. “The vision statement of NeGP
articulates the Govt.’s efforts to bring public services closure to citizens. With
the digitalization of database and government records in future, a common man will
be able to obtain the important documents like ration card, inner line permit, driving
licence and land records without any hassles and at considerably low cost”, Kena
Kena revealed that SWAN would cater to the communication requirements of all departments
at the National, State and block level. It would make the lives of the people easier
for even the people living in the remotest part of the state, Kena informed. He however,
called for a concentrated approach to create awareness amongst the masses on the
project and accumulate the know how and avail the complete benefit coming out of
While highlighting certain concerns of the department, Kena requested Chief Minister
to consider in merging the staff of State Remote Sensing Application Centre and AP
Science Centre in the department of Science and Technology so that their salary head
may come under non-plan head of the government of Arunachal Pradesh. He further stressed
for an urgent need of land for setting up fixed dome digital planetarium adjacent
to Science Centre, so that it will be added to the next plan of National Council
of science museums, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India. (PRO to CM)
AVP for implementation of Freedom of Religion Act
Itanagar, Mar 30: Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP) appealed the Government of Arunachal
Pradesh to implement the “Freedom of Religion Act 1978” to protect the Indigenous
religions of Arunachal Pradesh in letter and spirit.
Speaking at a Peace Rally, organized by Rangfraa Faith Promotion Society (RFPS) at
Changlang to commemorate the 5th year of the Great 3rd coming of Rangfraa, President
of AVP Pratik Potom said that there are some agencies who want to repeal the Act.
But the need of the hour is to make rules to implement it more intensely as the alien
religions are flourishing at the cost of Indigenous religions.
5000 strong Rangfraaits from 64 Rangfraa Faith Mandirs of Changlang and Tirap districts
attended the Rally, in spite of bad weather.
Narrating the significance of the Day, Er. L.Khimun, Secretary General of RFPS stated
that we the Rangfraits are not against any religion and believe that all religions
can lead the man towards the attainment of spiritual solace.
He said that the Rangfraaits don’t believe in conversion and they don’t allow others
to disturb them. Rangfraa religion believes in the immortality of the soul and there
is no fear to face consequences while professing the truth.
A book “Critical questions and simple answers” written by Er. L. Khimun was also
released on the occasion by the Chief Guest.
Tumme Amo, the Superintendent of Police of Changlang, was the Guest of Honor. He
said that there should be congenial atmosphere to take up the developmental activities
and the Peace Rally organized by RFPS will definitely help to bring peace in the
Tengam Ngemu, former Minister of Arunachal Pradesh praised RFPS for the positive
changes it brought in the life of the people of Changlang especially. He said the
honesty of the people in public life has increased and youths are now coming out
of the bad habits as a result of the movement.
Potom remembered the contributions of late Talom Rukbo on the occasion in promotion
and preservation of Indigenous Faith and culture.
Arunachalee female mountaineers ready to conquer Mt Everest
ITANAGAR, Mar 30: For the first time in Arunachal, two female mountaineers of the
state are going to conquer Mt Everest.
Addressing the media persons here today, director of sports and youth affairs D K
Dinglow informed that for the first time two young female mountaineers of the state,
namely, Anshu Jamsenpa from Bomdila and Tine Mena from Roing have been selected
as member of North East Everest Expedition 2011 team. They will be the 1st female
Mountaineers from the state and also from entire North-East region to climb the Everest.
The Team Arunachal will be flagged off from Itanagar on April 1st. Sports & Youth
Affairs, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh and Arunachal Mountaineering and Adventure Sports
Association (AMASA) have jointly supported both the female mountaineers on their
expedition to Mt. Everest (29035 feet). Both the mountaineers will be under the guidance
of Dr. K. R. Meetei and two time Everester Karma Gyaltsen from Bhutan.
Both the mountaineers Anshu and Mena also shared their mountaineering experience
in the press meet. ‘We have to work hard and went through mental, physical and emotional
challenges throughout the training’, they said. But now they are ready to face the
real challenge that is waiting for them. One has to be hard working with patient
and determination to achieve the goal, they said.
Sr. journo's death mourned
ITANAGAR, Mar 30: The members of Kristi Bikash Committee (KBC) and Itanagar Rongali
Bihu Sanmilan (IRBS) have mourned the death of A K Bhattacharjya, senior journalist
and former Bureau in-charge, United News of India (UNI), who breathed his last on
March 26 at his home town Nalbari, Assam.
Bhattacharjya was founder member of KBC and IRBS and later became the president of
both the NGOs.
The members recalled his long association with different organizations like KBC,
IRBS, ISS and Kristi Kendras of greater Capital Complex located at Itanagar and Naharlagun
and also his notable contributions towards promotion and projection of socio-culture
and literature of Assamese society in particular. His amiable nature and sincerity
in social work had impressed each and every one of the society, KBC said in a release.
They observed two minutes silence as mark of respect to late Bhattacharjyal and prayed
to almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul and to bestow enough courage and
strength to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.
New Marketing Outlet for Nirjuli
ITANAGAR, Mar 30: In order to improve the access of the farmers to market, NABARD
has sanctioned a rural marketing outlet at Nirjuli Village, under Naharlagun Block
in Papum Pare.
The outlet has been sanctioned under its Rural Haat Scheme to NN Charitable Society,
a local NGO based in Sagalee.
The proposal was submitted to NABARD Arunachal RO by the NGO through the Capital
Complex Deputy Commissioner’s Office.
NN Charitable has been working with NABARD in implementing various developmental
schemes like Skill and Entrepreneurship Development Programmes, Farmers Clubs and
SHGs. The proposed rural haat will serve the farmers and artisans of 15 villages
who will have access to market for their products from farm and non-farm sectors.
NN Charitable Society which is the Project holder under the scheme will start construction
of the marketing outlet having permanent roofing with toilet, drinking water and
parking facilities within three months from the date of sanction. The NGO will also
ensure that the market outlet becomes self sufficient within two years after completion
For implementation and monitoring of the project, a Rural Haat Management Committee
will be constituted drafting the officials from various stake-holders which include
officials from District Administration, Banks, NABARD, NGO, Farmers Clubs, SHG members.
The Committee will meet at least once in a quarter to monitor the implementation
of the marketing outlet.
Steps towards implementation of NICRA project
ITANAGAR, Mar 30: A team agro scientists of ICAR Basar centre has visited different
Jhum and WRC fields to collect soil sample for testing and GPS mapping on March
28 and 29 last. This is the first steps towards implementation of the project, namely,
“National Initiatives on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA)” in Padi, Chisi and
Dali villages under Daring Circle of West Siang district from this year.
The team comprises of A Kirankumar Singh, SMS (Agronomy), KVK West Siang, Basar,
Goutom Bhagawati, Technical Officer (Agromet), ICAR, Basar, Wangnem Rekhung, Programme
Assistant (Soil Science) and A Robindro Singh, Fieldman. Altogether the team collected
102 soil samples and these samples will be tested for 12 different parameters to
categorise the fertility status of the soils. Accordingly the KVK West Siang will
take up the necessary steps for amendment of the soils as per the recommended standards
and practices to be followed in these villages.
The team members expressed their gratitude to the villagers for their support and
co-operation during the visit. They further informed that the project will be formally
launched in ICAR Research Complex for NEH region during April.
BWC urges banks to make coins, notes
of small denomination available
ITANAGAR, Mar 30: Naharlagun Bazaar Welfare Committee (BWC), on behalf of business
community and traders of Naharlagun market area urged the SBI, Naharlagun Branch
Manager and other Banks to make coins and notes of small denomination available for
smooth running of business and easy transaction.
BWC, in a release, said that the traders and business community have been facing
lots of problem due to non-availability of coins and notes of small denominations.
It asked owners of various show-rooms, dealers, agencies to keep ready fire extinguisher
to avoid any fire accidents. BWC said that many such business establishments in Itanagar
and Naharlagun are without such fire-fighting equipments.
While directing all shopkeepers under BWC not to sell any tobacco product till further
order by the authority, BWC also asked hawkers of Naharlagun to obtain proper permit
from administration and BWC to run their business.
Over 752 patients benefitted from Health Mela
ITANAGAR, Mar 30: Upper Siang District Health Society organized a two days Health
Mela with the motto ‘to provide service at the doorstep’ under National Rural Health
Mission (NRHM) at District Hospital, Yingkiong on March 25 and 26 last.
Over 752 patients were treated out of which 3 cases of Hernioplasty and 8 cases of
appendectomy during the two day health camp. Ultrasound scanning for suspected appendicitis
were done on 102 patients. The Health Mela was conducted by a team of specialist
doctors including Dr. Tarik Doke, Surgical Specialist, Dr, Gagam Dai, Pediatrician,
Dr. Josep Tekseng, Anaesthesist, Dr. Tayi Taloh, Medicine, Dr. Obang Modi, DS, Celina
Clinic, Yingkiong and Senior Medical Officers, medical officers and staff of the
Earlier, Upper Subansiri deputy commissioner Pawan Kumar Sain while inaugurating
the Health Mela described it as a great opportunity for all citizens residing in
the district and urged them to avail the services of specialist doctors in such
a remote area.
He appreciated Dr. Kaling Dai, DMO, Dr. Tatok Gao, DRCHO for their initiative in
organizing the most important health camp. He also appreciated Dr. Gepeng Litin,
Medical Superintendent, district hospital Yingkiong for utilization of Rogi Kalyan
Samity (RKS) fund with proper planning.
Head GB passes away
SEPPA, Mar 30: The Head Gaon Bura (HGB) of Lapung village, Rangno Lapung died due
to prolonged illness and old age at his native village Lapung on March 28. He was
85 and father of Norbu Sonam, former youth coordinator, Pradesh Congress Committee
and former APPSU leader. Late Rangno is also survived by two daughters.
Late Rangno had worked as WC mate in the govt. deptt. Seeing his dedication and sincerity
towards his work, the govt. had appointed him as Gaon Bura of Lapung village in 13th
August, 1964, and subsequently promoted to Head Gaon Bura (HGB) of the village in
the latter stage.
During his 47 years as a GB, Lt Rangno Lapung had solved numerous cases of criminal
and civil nature besides other relevant cases.
Meanwhile the Lapung Welfare Society (LWS) has condoled the demise of Late Rangno
Lapung and termed it as great loss to the society. Extending its solidarity to the
bereaved family, the society prayed to the Almighty for eternal peace to the departed
soul and to bestow enough strength to the bereaved family. DIPRO
SHGs take up mushroom cultivation
ITANAGAR, Mar 30: The members of Kimsing and Atapha SHGs under Kharsang circle have
taken up mushroom cultivation as one of their income generation activities under
the support and supervision of the Alombro Mayu Yaku Chi Amey Aroga (AMYAA), a
Namphai –I, Miaso based non-governmental organization.
The mushroom cultivation with low cost production and high demand of products in
the local market has attracted many aspiring SHGs to go for the cultivation. The
AMYAA after imparting training in Mushroom Cultivation under Rural Entrepreneurship
Development Programme (REDP) at Khasan Jugli village of Kharsang circle with support
of NABARD Itanagar is imparting the similar trainings to SHGs of other villages including
the said two SHGs of Nongtham Village.
The AMYAA is exploring every possibility for promoting and protecting medium and
small enterprises among the members of Farmer’s Club, SHGs and school drop-out youth
of the district of Changlang.
Recently R K Paul Chawang, secretary along with Velazo Chiizho, staff of AMYAA had
visited the office of “Dhriti – Courage Within and the Tamul Plates Marketing Pvt.
Ltd. Company at Barpeta (Assam) to gain first hand knowledge on Tamul Leaf Plates
Manufacturing technique for starting similar unit in Miao of Changlang district.
KVIB organizes awareness camps, exhibition on PMEGP
ITANAGAR, Mar 30: Arunachal Pradesh Khadi & Village Industries Board (KVIB) in collaboration
with District Industries Center, Deptt. of Industries and Asst Director, Textile
& Handicrafts organized a series of awareness camps and district level exhibition
on Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) at West Siang district
from March 27 to 29 last.
The programmes were held at Kombo Pomte, Kombo Tarsu, Jirdin, Logum Jini and Aalo
town while the three days exhibition were organized in the hall of District Industries
Centre. All the programmes were attended by large numbers of villagers, unemployed
youths and members of Panchayat Raj institutions.
KVIB distributed detailed guidelines to all participants encouraging them to take
optimum benefit of the flagship programme of the Centre.
These series of programmes were sponsored by KVIC, Ministry of MSME. KVIB CEO Sukamal
Deb attended the entire programmes which were organized under the initiative of KVIB
chairman and MLA Jarkar Gamlin.
ANUO demands cancellation of illegal appointments
ITANAGAR, Mar 30: All Nyishi Unemployed Organization (ANUO) has demanded immediate
cancellation of all alleged illegal appointments made in various departments and
conduct interview as per recruitment rules for appointment in the same posts.
Reacting to the media report alleging massive illegal appointment in various departments,
the organization also urged the state Govt to constitute a high-power committee
to enquiry into such illegal appointments. Requesting the civil societies to support
the cause of the unemployed youths of the state, the Union urged the Govt not to
deprive the educated unemployed of job opportunities.
10 judges, four additional judges appointed to Madras HC
NEW DELHI, Mar 30: Ten additional judges were on Wednesday elevated as permanent
judges in the Madras high court even as four others were appointed as additional
Justices R S Ramanathan, Balasundaram Rajendran, Raja Elango, Duraisamy Hariparan-thaman,
Cyril Thamarai Selvam, Chinnasamy Swaminathan Karnan, Nadesa Gounder Kirubakaran,
M M Sundresh, Tirunelveli Subbiah Sivagnanam and M Duraiswamy have been elevated
as permanent judges of the Madras high court.
T Raja, R Mala, Aruna Jagadeesan and G M Akbar Ali have been appointed as additional
judges of the Madras High Court, a law ministry statement said here.
With fresh appointments and elevations, the total strength of permanent judges have
gone up to 43 as against the approved strength of 44. Similarly, the number of additional
judges now stands at 20.
State AITC team continues poll campaign
ITANAGAR, Mar 30: The team of state AITC headed by its president Toko Sheetal along
with party electioneering team from Assam addressed public rally at Dhakuwakhana
play ground in support of party candidate Bhaben Kumar Panyang. They also addressed
public meetings at Dhemaji Open Stadium and Gogamukh of Dhemaji district in support
of Khadgaraj Pegu. The team while interacting with the voters found that till today
no development has been initiated by the Congress-ruled state.
CCE presents certificate to 39 successful students
ITANAGAR, Mar 30: The Centre for Computer Education (CCE), Jawaharlal Nehru College,
Pasighat has conducted its fifth Convocation on 26th of March. After the completion
of six months of intensive training in computer applications, a total of 39 students
were given certificates on the occasion.
While addressing the gathering of students and the teaching faculty members of the
college, the principal T.Talom informed that the centre has installed sufficient
number of brand new computers for the benefit of the students recently. Another set
of 25 brand new computers will be procured by the College in the coming session,
he further informed adding that under the CPE grants scheme of the UGC, a new V-SAT
connection with more than 100 high speed net connections will also be installed within
The Principal also assured the gathering of starting an extension centre in the lower
campus of the college for the benefit of the students and teachers.
The CCE at JN College, Pasighat runs on a self finance basis. Since its inception
in 2006, the centre has imparted training to 220 students, according to a release.
Committee meets CM, pleads for public hearing on Lower Siang Hydel project
ITANAGAR, Mar 30: Upper Siang Land Owners’ Development Committee, Geying has demanded
the authorities concerned to immediately complete the survey of the Lower Siang Hydel
Project and hold public hearing.
The committee, which was formed recently with Obat Megu and Obang Taruk as president
and general secretary, met the Chief Minister yesterday and submitted a memorandum
highlighting their grievances which included suitable compensation along with special
packages to the people of the affected villages and road from Reglat (Silli) bridge
point to Pasighat-Pangin via Pongging and Sisen villages. The committee also urged
upon the CM to ensure permanent safety and security of the future generation.
10 days Craft bazaar opens today
ITANAGAR, Mar 30: Creation Society for Handicrafts and Goodwill, Chingamathak, Imphal
is organising a 10 days exclusive craft bazaar at Nyokum Lapang, Itanagar from March
30 to April 8.
Speaking in the inaugural function as Chief Guest today, Sports and Youth Affairs
Director D K Dinglow appreciated the local artisans and artisans coming from Assam,
Manipur and Nagaland for conducting such craft bazar in the state.
A wide range of products having both functional and aesthetic essence with the valuable
inputs on new designs including Cane and Bamboo items, Woodcarvings, pottery, Artistic
textiles, Embroidery, Kauna crafts, Doll and Toys, Appliqué, Jewellery, Brass and
bell metal craft, carpet making are the main items of the craft bazaar.
The objective of the craft bazaar is to expose the richness and uniqueness of the
Handicrafts items to the people and to interact with the consumers.
Training on Innovative Designs on Artistic Tribal Textiles
ITANAGAR, Mar 30: A training programme on “Innovative Designs on Artistic Tribal
Textiles” of three months duration started on March 29 in the office premises of
Kera Dadig Multipurpose Society, Sangram, Kurung Kumey District.
The training organised under Human Resource Development Scheme, Development Commissioner
(Handicrafts), Union Ministry of Textiles aims to train the artisans for technology
up-gradation and to create new products of artistic tribal textile.
The training will enhance the quality, appropriate techniques, processes and innovative
designs to meet present day market requirement in field of finished products of artistic
On the occasion, invited Anchal Samiti Members and GBs visited and interacted with
the trainees and appealed them to be punctual and sincere during the training programme
so that the objective of the training can be achieved.
Ten participants registered under the Marketing Service Extension Centre, the Development
Commissioner (Handicrafts) are participating in the training.
The training programme is being conducted under the guidance of empanelled designer,
Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), NER, Guwahati.
KVK conducts training on maize cultivation
ITANAGAR, Mar 30: Lohit districit Krishi Vigyan Kendra has successfully organized
a training programme on “Improved cultivation practices of maize” on Mar 25. A total
of 30 farm women from various SHGs of Alubari village attended the programme.
Debasish Borah, SMS (Agronomy) highlighted the importance of maize cultivation,
improved seeds, manuring and fertilization of the crop and plant protection measures
to be taken for getting higher yields. Madhumita Sonowal Bora, SMS (Plant Protection)
took part in the discussion with the farmers and responded to the quarries of the
Govt urged to check destruction of forest resources
ITANAGAR, Mar 30: The Borun Panchayat Youth Welfare Association has urged the state
Govt, particularly the forest and environment departed to implement its policies
to protect and preserve the rich natural resources of the state.
Pointing out the rampant destruction of forest in Daria hills, the Association said
destruction of forest resources for jhum cultivation has severally affected the ecological
balance of the area. Our natural resources should not be compromised in the name
of development, it said and called upon the organisations and concern department
to take positive steps to prevent rampant destruction of forest resources.
DAIF appeals for communal harmony
ITANAGAR, Mar 30: Dibang Adi Intellectual Forum (DAIF) has appealed both the communities
in Lower Dibang Valley district to maintain peace and communal harmony for their
In a letter to the Deputy Commissioner, Lower Dibang Valley district, the DAIF also
appealed to the elders and leaders of both the communities to work together in bringing
back normalcy to the district. “Efforts will be made by the union for peace and
communal harmony and the same is expected from the various organizations of Adi
and Idu Mishmi communities, DAIF said in its letter to DC.
It also appealed to the villagers who are being temporarily sheltered at Rekho and
other places at Roing to return back to their native villages at Ithili and Idili.
Security personnel should be provided/retained at Balek, Kebang, Ithili and Idili
till the normalcy return, the Forum added.
The blame game and complaints of the student unions of both the communities should
not be entertained and also no arrest of the student union leaders of both the communities
basing on unsubstantial complaints against each other should be made , the Forum
We appreciate your untiring effort to bring all round developmental in our state.
But as we observed since 4 -5 years, our students’ organization is most expensive
organization of the state as on today. If I not wrong money decide who becomes
a student leader. As we know student is the back bone and future leaders of the state
but due to huge involvement of money, it is out of track now.
It is known that student leaders are getting power projects and SPA fund.
It might be a good gesture from your side but it is spoiling the upcoming young and
Instead of funding student organizations, you are requested to fund some of talented
youths of the state so that they can take up productive activities.
If some good steps are not initiated now, then it will be too late to control the
system because everyone wants easy earning.
I personally do hope you will take good step to discourage the prevailing system
and shall take good step for the future generation of the state.
Itanagar (on email)
A matter of serious concern
Apropos to an article 'Around 2000 Illegal Appointments in Government Departments
Unearthed' published on 28th March'11.
I, being an educated and unemployed youth would like to thank Save Arunachal Forum
for unearthing the illegal appointments through Right To Information Act.
It is matter of serious concern that such illegal appointments are being practiced.
It really dishearten the educated and children of poor peoples who don't have monetary
power nor political backup.
Hence, the authorities of concerned departments are requested to remove all the illegal
appointees immediately and advertise the vacant posts in due course of time.
Koj Kapa (On email)
Laxity will embolden the criminals
This has a reference to the obscene video clip made by some policemen at PS Daporijo.
A police station is for protection of rights, life and dignity of the citizens. But,
here it was reduced to place of inhuman atrocities by the men in uniform! Every policeman
is expected to set personal example of discipline and lawfulness.
Many policemen behave as if they are above the law and have misconceptions that the
law is meant for civilians or the common people only. It is strange that a person
who committed the heinous crime succeeded in obtaining bail! Any laxity in investigation
and prosecution will definitely embolden the criminals.
Cut the rotting tree before it falls on you
I thank Tom Simai for enlightening us with the recent SSR on CHR. It is really a
matter of serious concern and consequences that is bound to be a catastrophic reality
in the state if the alarming intrusions of the CHR are not checked at the earliest.
Let us not forget the issue of Bangladeshi population growth in Assam. Muslim population
in Assam has grown by an alarming rate of 75% in 1991 from what it was in 1971,which
according to studies, has been due to the illegal migration of the Bangladeshis.
Today six of the 24 districts of Assam are ‘Bangladeshi’ dominated ones. More appalling
is the apprehension that Assam will become a minority - dominated state. If the Govt.
of Arunachal does not respond to the recent SSR, the days are not far away when the
CHR reality will grip the state and we the indigenous people will be left as the
minority. Hope the Govt. stick to “cut the rotting tree before it falls on you”.
But nonetheless, the state Govt. I suppose has given a better late than never approach
to its commitment to the CHR issue by carrying out the SRR. Let us hope for more
such serious approaches to contain the CHR issue and its menace.
My personal appreciation goes to Dr. Egul Padung, who along with his associates initiated
and conducted a two day seminar and research on Adi 'Aabang origin and its evolution'.
Broadly speaking, these kinds of works should continue time to time on our tradition
The importance of our tradition and culture are still in the subconscious level
of maximum populace, due to which we are missing the precious Aabangs, Miris, Ponungs,
Baris, Khebangs, festivities and other arts like Gashe pooreng, Galub pooreng, Gongghang,
Tapung, Pherii Tukhi, Pughi Biarkhi etc. besides forgetting Adi language.
Dr. K. Ering,
A bad move
The news item 'Lightning kills college student at Tezu, 22 animals at Dambuk' requires
a lot of rephrasing. We don’t expect these mistakes from a newspaper of your calibre.
If it was a press release, was it necessary to reproduce it unedited?
Don’t deprive us
For the last 5/6 yrs we have been getting our stipend but now they say that our college
Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) is just a learning centre and so we won't get our
stipend. If it is so then why and how they've been providing us our stipend for so
I believe it wasn’t from their pockets.
The students from other states studying in SMU are still getting their stipend. As
compared to ours, they get a lot more.
A BBA 3rd yr used to get Rs 4290 only.
Now the authorities are not willing to even give that much to us. What should we
SMU, (On email)
I would like to bring to notice about some vulgar advertisements that are appearing
in the Capital such as AXE deodorant advertisement. It is one thing to have such
advertisements in TV and quite a different thing to see them on the road side. I
appeal to the company/dealer to replace such hoardings with decent and thought provoking
advertisements. I hope the dealer/company will respect the sentiments of people and
act immediately. In trying to get the attention of the people, we should not violate
the conscience of people. If they want to attract more people's attention, why can't
they go for more nude and more indecent words for their advertisements? It is quite
sad that some of the advertisers want to fill their pockets by burying all ethics.
Along with freedom there should be some ethical code for advertisement industry.
Is there someone in the government who looks after such things? Please do something.
NERIST (on email)
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
Fund misuse alleged
ITANAGAR, Mar 30: All Chambang Area Youth Forum has alleged misuse of Rs 15 lakh
fund meant for celebrating the Penjik Chollo Festival at Chambang.
The Forum has urged the state government to initiate action against the tourism
department and others involved in the matter and also seize the trading license
of one M/s Ascant India Company of Ziro, Lower Subansiri district in this regard.
NEDWS condemns MMS scandal
ITANAGAR, Mar 30: The North East Development Welfare Society (NEDWS) has condemned
the MMS scandal at Daporijo Police station as inhumane act and violation of human
The Society appealed to Govt to take drastic action and terminate all the police
personnel involved in the scandal from their service.
Association oppose extension of retirement age
ITANAGARN Mar 30: All Arunachal Contractors’ Welfare Association taking serious note
on the move for enhancement of service period of government servants in various
departments of the state, appealed the state government not to extend the service
It said that the extension of service period will deprive the job avenue of the local
people and there is very chances of misuse of public money and official position
during the extended period.
Kaso chief guest at Mopin
ITANAGAR, Mar 30: Local MLA Techi Kaso has consented to attend the inaugural day
of the Mopin celebration at Naharlagun as chief guest on April five while Director
of Health Services D. Golek Yomcha would be the guest of honour.
The cultural competitions will begin from April One to three, according to Mopin
Festival Celebration Committee-2011, Naharlagun release.
Student's death condoled
ITANAGAR, Mar 30: Taniang Youth Welfare Association (TYWA) has condoled the sudden
demise of Song Tama, a class X student of Dr. Ambedkar Memorial School, Itanagar
on March 26 last. The association prayed to almighty to rest the departed soul in
peace in heaven and also conveyed heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family to
bear the irreparable loss.
ITANAGAR, Mar 30: The people of Mebo area mourned the untimely demise of Olik Darin,
GPM, Kiyit village, Mebo, East Siang, on March 29, and prayed for eternal peace of
the departed soul.
Darin (52) is survived by three sons and many daughters.
HIs last rites was performed at his native village Kiyit yesterday.
Meanwhile, All Hija Welfare Society has condoled the death of its senior member Kime
Tagur on March 29 and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
ITANAGAR, Mar 30: Porsa Lote and Rago Duchok have been selected as Chairman and Secretary
of Longte Festival celebration committee Daporijo.
NAHARLAGUN: Utkal-Arunachal Sanskritika Parishad (UAPS) will celebrate Utkal Diwas,
the birthday of Oddisha, at NERIST Degree Block, Nirjuli (Opposite GREF office) at
4.30 pm on April 1 with great enthusiasm with Sahitya Akademi awardee Y D Thongchi
and IPR director Leki Phuntso as special invitees. All Oriyas in the Capital Complex
will join the celebration.
Bank of India begins its foray in Arunachal
ITANAGAR: In a major boost to expand its pan Indian presence, the Bank of India
(BOI) opened its new branch at Ganga Market, Itanagar yesterday. D Lakshminarayana,
General Manager, NBG-East inaugurated the bank branch in a simple ceremony in presence
of A K Azad, Zonal Manager, Siliguri zone and 1 Barum Anchal segment ZPM Taro Modi
and others. With this new branch, tally of BOI branches reach 17 in North East.
Having its head office at Mumbai, the bank is offering one of the highest rates of
Interest of 9.75 per cent for 555 days to its senior citizen customers. The Bank
offers facilities like e-shoppe, e-taxes, direct trading, net banking, New Pension
Scheme, Mobile Banking, Online Education Loan across its 3472 CBS branches.