March  08


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CM questions delay in implementation of rural schemes

Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress swearing-in ceremony

Ojing Tayeng

ITANAGAR, Mar 7: The  swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected leaders of Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) was held here  today.

Addressing the function, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) President cum Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, while expressing concern at delay and dissatisfaction at the implementation of some rural schemes, said that his government is putting efforts to plug the loopholes.

He said that though the rural people of the state are deprived of the developmental activities, they have always been extending their help and cooperation to Indian National Congress in time of need.

While advising the young elected leaders to extend their cooperation for development of basic amenities in rural areas besides moulding the future of the youth in the state, Tuki also advised the youth leaders to properly monitor the centrally sponsored schemes to ensure that the schemes  reach the targeted people of the rural areas.

He further advised the youth leaders to strengthen and maintain the faith of the rural people by shouldering the responsibility and maintaining a cordial relation with the grassroots level people, particularly in rural areas of the state.

The Chief Minister exhorted the youths to maintain team spirit for the success of any programme and policies.

While recalling his early days with Youth wing of the Congress, the Chief Minister said that it was important for the youth leaders to work with proper coordination.

He further advised the newly elected youth leaders to follow the ideology of the Congress party and serve the party with full dedication.

APYC President Tadar Niglar highlighted the policies and programmes of the Youth wing and assured to work for the overall progress of the party.

He further said, besides party activities, the youth Congress would take up various social activities in the state. He cautioned that strict action will be taken against any member of the APYC if found indulging in anti-party activities.

He also expressed his desire to launch Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress Website to focus the activities of the Youth Congress and get feedback from the people.

MP Takam Sanjoy, former APYC President Tater Kipa also advised the APYC leaders to renew and strengthen the party ideology in the state.

APCC General Secretary BC Tok informed that 41628 Youth Congress members were enrolled in the state in the recently concluded membership drive.

APYC General Secretary, Honipa Sono Yangfo also spoke on the occasion.

Earlier, APCC President Nabam Tuki administered the oaths of office to APYC President Tadar Niglar, General Secretaries Honipa Sono Yangfo, RN Lalum, Pinna Kitnal Muklom, Emumi Mega, Nabam Nakam and Bul Borang. APYC President Tadar Niglar administered the oaths of office to APYC Western Parliamentary Lok Sabha committee, President Dikto Yekar, Vice President, Likha Soni, General Secretaries Kafa Bagang, Hake Tako, Shilley Sonam, Maili Sangchoju, Neelam Tani, Khoda Yallar, Nimal Khadka and APYC Eastern Parliamentary Lok Sabha committee, President James Tainan Jugli, Vice President Bakemso Tawsik and General Secretary Wanglang Hakhun.


State level seminar on ‘Rethinking Higher Education’

ITANAGAR, Mar 7: Indira Gandhi Government College, Tezu organised a one-day state level seminar on “Rethinking Higher Education” at the college auditorium on March 7 as part of its silver jubilee celebrations. Eighteen resource persons from Tezu, Bomdila, Deomali and Yachuli colleges and other academicians from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Tezu deliberated at length upon emerging issues and challenges in higher education in North East India in the seminar. Earlier, Parliamentary secretary (PHE & WS), Karikho Kri gave away the cash awards to the meritorious students of the last Academic Session 2010-11. The awards were sponsored by Kri to encourage students to excel in their academic career.



RGU all set for XIth Convocation

Prof Yash Pal to deliver convocation address

Rono Hills, Mar 7: Rajiv Gandhi University, the State’s premier institution of higher learning, is all set to hold its XIth Convocation at the University campus on March 10. The Convocation, which is a University’s flagship event, is being very eagerly looked forward to not only because it is the grandest one in RGU’s history but also for the much-anticipated presence of noted scientist and educationist Prof Yash Pal, who will attend the programme as the Chief Guest and deliver the convocation address.

It may be recalled that Padma Bhushan awardee Prof Yash Pal has held many key positions within the educational establishment of the Indian government, and is most remembered for his appearances on the science programme ‘Turning Point’ telecast on national broadcaster Doordarshan where he de-mystified scientific concepts in layman's language and promoted science learning. He is currently also the Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

This edition of the Convocation is the largest ever held and will confer degrees for the three years of 2009, 2010 and 2011. With the expected participation of over 1600 students and the award of 3 Chancellor’s Gold Medals, 3 Vice-Chancellor’s Gold Medals and 92 Gold Medals, the University is indeed faced with a Herculean task of pulling off this mega-Convocation.

The list of awards includes 16 gold medals for post-graduate courses and 17 gold medals for undergraduate courses in 2009. For 2010, 15 postgraduate gold medals and 18 undergraduate gold medals will be awarded and for 2011, 13 post graduate and 19 undergraduate gold medals will be given away. A total of 1371 undergraduate degrees, 174 postgraduate degrees, 61 technical and science degrees, 11 M.Phil.degrees and 34 Ph.Ds will be conferred on this day.

Adding another first to its list, the Convocation will also have the presence of Arunachal Governor, General JJ Singh, also the Chief Rector of the University, who will address the august gathering. Prof Mrinal Miri, the Chancellor of the University will preside over the programme. The event will witness the grand sight of the Convocation procession in which, in addition to the distinguished guests, members of the University Court, the Executive Council, the Academic Council as well as the Deans of Faculties along with the Controller of Examinations and Registrar will take part.

Vice-Chancellor David R. Syiemlieh expressed confidence that despite the magnitude of the event, with the detailed preparations being made by various Committees, the event will surely become yet another accomplishment for the University. He also said that in order to ensure that the proceedings of the Convocation go as programmed, a dress rehearsal for the event will be held on 9 March at 3 pm at the Campus. “This will help each one of us understand our roles precisely and I request all the students who have applied to attend the Convocation to also attend the dress rehearsal”.



NEEPCO urged to fulfill demands within 15 days

ITANAGAR, Mar 7: Pare Project Land Affected Welfare Committee (PPLAWC) has called on the NEEPCO director (personnel) of Pare Hydro Electric Project (PHEP)  I P Boruah on March 5 and  submitted a memorandum  demanding 100 per cent reservation in C  and  D category jobs for local project affected people. The Committee said if the NEEPCO authority fails to fulfill its demand within 15 days time, it will compel to launch democratic movement against NEEPCO at PHEP site.  The project affected people are not  satisfied with only verbal assurance given by NEEPCO authority  many a times earlier, the Committee added.

The Committee, however, said that Boruah assured to take up the demands with NEEPCO CMD.

Meanwhile, the PPLAWC lauded the All Nyishi Students’ Union for taking up the grievances of local  project affected people with NEEPCO authority.



Ering visits Indo-China border village

PASIGHAT, Mar 7: Member of Parliament (MP) Ninong Ering visited Geling and historic “Kepangla-Pass” in Upper Siang District to take stock of the development activities in villages near Indo-China border. Chinese soldiers advanced upto Kepangla-Pass during the 1962 Indo-China war.

He met the OC, ITBP, Jawans and villagers to boost their morale and sanctioned Rs.12 lakhs for construction of a Staying-Hut.

On the next day, he interacted with the villagers of Miging and sanctioned Rs five lakhs for construction of school building and other civic amenities. He also gave Rs.15 lakhs for construction of a community hall at Mosing village.  Later, at East Siang, he visited Riga, Sitang and Parong villages and sanctioned Rs five lakh for construction of link-road to Sitang village.

He also held a public meeting with villagers at Ramsing village on March 5. While responding to a demand for road construction, he assured the villagers to provide Rs. 30 lakh from SPA/ACA or MPLAD soon. DIPRO



Grasp the problems of grassroots people, says minister

KHONSA, Mar 7: WRD and Social Welfare, Women and Child Development Minister Newlai Tingkhatra exhorted the heads of the departments of Tirap district to conduct tours to villages to have a better grasp of the problems in the grass- roots level and urged upon them to utilize the funds judiciously.  The minister was addressing a development meeting of the heads of the departments here today.

Stressing on the need of maintaining peace, Tingkhatra said, peace is a pre-requisite for development of any place adding where there is no conducive atmosphere, development can not take place. He lamented the fact that there was an acute shortage of officers, especially in administration which was hampering the smooth functioning of the departments in no small measures.

He further said youth should be gainfully engaged to wean them away from going astray adding that the HoDs should create awareness on various beneficial schemes in order to enable the youth to take maximum benefit out of it. Tingkhatra told the participants that the elected representatives of Tirap are putting in extra efforts to mitigate the woes of the people adding that both the central and state governments are deeply concerned about Tirap’s problems. Financial package of Union Home Affairs Ministry for recruitment of police personnel for the youth of Tirap-Changlang was the result of the persistent effort by the leaders, he said.

Earlier, Tirap Deputy Commissioner W Lowang apprised the minister of the various pressing problems being faced by the departments. The local MLA Kamthok Lowang requested the minister to expedite sanction for water supply scheme for Khonsa and handing over of Khonsa-Bogapani-Joypore road to BRO. He also implored upon him to take up with state government on posting of administrative officers at Khonsa on top priority.

The DAO, DHO and DDSE highlighted the problems being faced by their departments.

The DDSE said that funds are required to complete the creation of infrastructure in DIET at Khonsa.

The DAO and DHO expressed shortage of field staff and vehicles which was affecting the working of the departments.

Tirap ZPC, Rongnai Maham said that the DDSE should be given a free hand in matter of transfer and posting of teachers adding that most of the teachers were concentrated in the towns while there was acute shortage of teachers in the villages. He also said that the policy of the government on teacher-student ratio was not applicable in Tirap adding that a re-think on this was necessary on the part of the government.

The meeting was attended by Parliamentary Secretaries Honchun Ngandam, Yumsen Matey, MLA Kamthok Lowang and HoDs. DIPRO



Sonam seeks Karnataka INTUC help for safety of Arunachalee students

ITANAGAR, Mar 7:  Expressing deep concern after 50 Arunachalee students at Bhuvan Polytechnic Yelahanka in Bangalore were allegedly beaten up by a local mob at on March 1 last, Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare  Board (APBOCWWB) Chairman Jalley Sonam, who is also working president of Pradesh Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) today sought the help of  its  Karnataka counterpart for the safety and security of Arunachal students studying across Karnataka.

In a half-hour telephonic conversation with Karnataka Pradesh INTUC vice president S.S Prakasam, Sonam also requested for corrective measures to be taken to ensure the security of every Arunachalee student in Karnataka.

Condemning the recent assault on students, Sonam conveyed his sentiments and said it could create mistrust amongst the people of Arunachal Pradesh and Karnataka. Meanwhile taking serious note, Prakasam on  behalf of  Karnataka Pradesh INTUC assured to apprise the matter to concern authority for the safety and security of Arunachal students studying there.

He further extended all possible help to Sonam in creating congenial atmosphere for the apprehensive students.



International Women’s Day

ITANAGAR, Mar 7: Wishing the women of the state on the eve of International Women’s Day, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki said that his government is committed to the welfare and empowerment of women, especially those living in rural areas under abject poverty as “we realize that unless the womenfolk, who constitute half of the population, are empowered, our state cannot become self-reliant or claim self-respect,”.

“This year’s theme given by the United Nations is essentially significant in context of Arunachal Pradesh,” said Tuki in his message and beckoned the women-folk of the state realize their power and importance and voluntarily come out of their shells to contribute in the development of the state and their respective societies. In the same breath he also urged the men-folk to create a conducive atmosphere wherein the women of the society can play equal roles besides evolve as independent identities.

 The Chief Minister said only when women of the state become at par with their men counterparts the society would be evenly balanced and the state would progress rapidly on all fronts.

“This world is a better place for the presence of women. Mother, sister, daughter, friend or wife, no matter what their role, they add meaning to our existence. They bring love to our life. Happy International Women’s Day!” wished the Chief Minister citing a popular quote.

Extending his greetings to women of the state on the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Governor Gen. (Retd) JJ Singh in a message said, “It shall be the endeavour of the state government to give greater impetus to the education of the girl child. Educated and enlightened mother play an important role in the development of any society.”

Reiterating the importance of women empowerment, the Governor said empowerment of women is the way to positively contribute and offer meaningful service to the community  and foresee that the occasion will create awareness amongst the women of the rights and duties. He expressed his hope that the occasion will encourage them to become more active partners in the development process of the state.

While wishing for successful celebration of the day, the Governor further said that the occasion will provide an opportunity for others to know of progress made in achieving the goal of all-round development of women.

Along with the rest of the world, different women organizations of the state is celebrating International Women’s Day with various women related programmes tomorrow.

Each year around the world, International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Thousands of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. The theme of this year’s celebration declared by the United Nations is “Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty”.



GP office construction in East Siang in progress

Prafulla Kaman

RUKSIN, Mar 7: With a view to strengthen the Panchayati Raj machinery in the state, the government sanctioned fund for development of Gram Panchayat offices in each Gram Panchayat within a period of five years. The first phase of construction work is reportedly under progress and sanction for next phase would be released soon.

The government, under the head of Panchayat department, during the August last year sanctioned Rs. 82.68 lakh for development of Cultural Activity Ground and another amount of Rs.1.24 crore for construction of Gram Panchayat Ghor (office building) in East Siang district.

Official sources informed that there are 156 GP headquarters in the district in total and Rs. 53,000 each has been sanctioned for development of cultural activity ground. The amount has been reportedly transferred to the joint accounts of Gram Chairperson and Member secretary of the GPs concerned.

Sources said that 31 out of the 578 GPs are granted sanction for Gram Panchayat Office construction in the first phase and sanction for the rest GPs would be granted within the next four years in phase-wise manner. The office construction works are duly monitored by the respective Block Development Officers  along with the Extension Officer of Rural Engineers concerned. The amount allotted against each office construction is Rs. 4.00 lakh.

Ruksin block located at Assam-Arunachal border here has been given 6 such offices, 2 each in Ruksin, Sille-Oyan and Bilat circles, in the first phase.

The cultural activity grounds are scheduled to complete within this month, while it is expected to set up office in each GP within the next four years.

There are a total 578 Gram Panchayat segments in the district, which are represented by as many as 156 Gram Panchayat Chairpersons, besides 13 Anchal Chairpersons and 13 Zilla Parishad Members. Out of the 578 segments, election was conducted for only 569 seats and no Gram Panchayat Member was elected from the rest 9 seats, during the last panchayat poll.



Women; Thy name is Tolerance and Sacrifice

By Dedo Ete

In many places of the world mostly in urban areas and metropolis world’s many women organizations might be wishing, cheering and hugging each other while celebrating International Women’s Day. Many women organizations might be organizing seminar, workshop, photo exhibition, photography competition, essay competition, dinner party and somewhere some organizations might be passing legislation for women’s cause and some might be drafting laws for women’s welfare.

In rural areas of Arunachal Pradesh women’s picture is gloomy. Their life boat  is not sailing well. Poverty and ignorance are sinking them. Women are ignorant and so unaware of International Women’s Day. Their lives are different from their counterparts in urban areas. Their lives are extremely tough and miserable. They think their  village is their whole world and  their life is  confined to  it. They have no time to poke out what’s going on outside their world. Because they think they are born to work before sunrise to near midnight – all for their family’s survival. In rural area women are extremely poor. There is no scope of earning a penny. Poverty and overwork make them pathetic. They cannot afford to buy clothes for themselves and for the kids nor they are capable of  sending  their  kids to school and buy pen and pencils for them. The umbrella of the Inter National Women   Organization need to be wide enough to cover these poor rural women from the rain of  abject poverty and misery.

For them every day is an ordeal. The day starts with carrying water in three or four numbers of four to five feet long and six inches diameter bamboo water container from the community water out let fumbling and stumbling in poor visibility, then cooking for whole family, feeding domestic fouls, pigs, feeding the family members, packing lunch in ‘kohu patta’ (ekkam) for young and adult for the day. With baby on her back and conical cane basket on her shoulder laden with lunch, some clothes, some agriculture tools, they set out for the field (jhum kheti) up and down the zig zag, narrow and slippery hill road which is many kilometers away from the village. Away from home in the field, under scorch heat or chilling cold she puts in her whole energy, torture her own body not to let  every minutes and every second go waste. As the day recedes she packs up about forty kilos of firewood in conical cane basket and carries on head and baby in baggy hanging in front, she starts the back journey  dragging her feet in tiresome. Back at home awaits mountain of endless domestic house hold chores, that same routine work like feeding the domestic fowls, feeding the pigs, carrying water, cooking for family, drying paddy above the fire place, de-husking by pounding the  pre-dried rice in wooden mortar, winnowing and so on. Women’s life is so hectic that there are incidences of pregnant women delivering healthy baby on back yard of the house and in farm house, that too alone. She, herself, perform the midwife. Thanks to tough body built and seasoned health due to which there is no complicacy.

For two meals a day they have to toil more than twenty hours every day. Neither they have time to raise their head up nor has a moment  to rest their tired and over burdened arms and legs. By the time all household chores are completed it becomes midnight. Only two or three hours left to sleep. That remaining two or three hours too at the disposal of husband. Too tired she gets up next morning. Days, months and years pass like this. Because she is destined for that. When tiresome is beyond tolerance they weep silently sitting in a corner. Other than murmuring and cursing herself she cannot do anything. She consoles herself saying ‘Why I was not born as a son ?  ‘No, I should not have been born at all.’ Despite all that she is blamed if meal is late, she is blamed if food is not tasty, if baby cries she is rebuked. She has endless list of responsibilities yet they are never ranked at par with men. If husband, unfortunately, ceases to exist, she, somehow, manage to bring up the children. But, if wife ceases to exist men need an another woman  to bring up the children. She may go hungry but she will not let her husband, children go hungry. She would say “I am not hungry’ or “ I will eat later on’.

They have learned to live in a world of  hopelessness. They think they are destined to live to like that. So, they have accepted the destiny written for them. They think it’s a legacy of  the tradition. Women are extremely tolerant and sacrificial. They demand nothing in return.

Women, thou areth so kind, so tolerant and sacrificial.



CM to inaugurate Longding district

KHONSA, Mar 7: Elaborate arrangement has been made for the mega inaugural ceremony of the newly created Londging district on March 19. The musical extravaganza and cultural programmes will be organized to mark the gala ceremony.

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki will formally inaugurate the newly created Longding district in presence of Rajya Sabha MP Mukut Mithi. Host of dignitaries including VVIPs and ministers are expected to attend the function.

As Tirap and Changlang have been declared disturbed, elaborate security arrangement had been made to ensure a peaceful and incident-free inaugural programme. Local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary for IPR, Thangwang Wangham is camping at Longding to oversee the arrangements.

It may be mentioned here that the Longding district has been carved out of Tirap district ostensibly for administrative convenience. The district has 6 administrative centres, namely, Longding. Kanubari, Lawnu, Pumao, Pongchau and Wakka. DIPRO



Socio economic & caste based census in East Siang


RUKSIN, Mar 7: The socio- economic and caste based census (SECC) is going on in full swing in East Siang district. So far census reports of 25,000 individuals have been uploaded in the national server, official sources said.

The census, which started on February 13 last is likely to be completed within this month covering more than one lakh individuals.

Additional Principal of SECC  for the district, SC Debnath, along with the general manger (operation) of Kolkata based Quick Data IT Service, Abhijit Sen today visited the Charge-Centre set up by Bharat Institute of Information Technology at Pasighat and expressed satisfaction.

Debanath expected that the efforts of Quick Data IT Services would be helpful in exchanging informations related to religion, castes and tribes of the district. He also appreciated Data Entry Operators (DEO) and the trained government officers and officials.

Meanwhile, a central monitoring team comprising joint director of Rural Development Tado Ado, Tribal Area Specialist of MORD (under GOI), Dr. Neha Wadhavan and Deputy Director (Census), Shillong B Sohtun along with the District Nodal Officer Taper Pada and other district officials visited Charge Centre and expressed satisfaction over progress of the ongoing census works in the district.



Farmers’ exposure visit to Nagaland

ITANAGAR, Mar 7: With the initiative of the Sir Ratan Tata Trust, the Papum Pare KVK undertook its second two-days exposure visit cum training programme to National Research Centre, Mithun, Jharnapani, Nagaland (NRC-M) on March 5 and 6 under the project  “Conservation of Mithun and its habitat through community participation ” being implemented  at Mani  and its adjoining villages of Papum Pare district.

Led by KVK project officer Dr. A  Bengia,  seven Mithun farmers of Mani, Chiputa  and Sopo village  were taken to NRC-M where NRC-M director Dr. C Rajkhowa interacted with them.  The interaction session was followed by power point presentation on different topics related to Mithun husbandry by Dr. N Haque, Dr. M Mondal, Dr. A Mukherjee  and Dr. J Chamua. The farmers also interacted with Scientists of the Centre.

The farmers expressed their satisfaction over the exposure visit as they gained knowledge on Mithun rearing. They further hoped that state Govt  would  give priority on Mithun conservation and its rearing in the state.



Assurance for early declaration of results

ITANAGAR,  Mar 7: Results of maximum numbers of university departments were declared on time and the results of those departments, which are yet to declare theirs, will be done at the earliest possible time, informed Rajiv Gandhi University Controller of Examination Dr. Tomo Riba to a delegation of RGU Students Union who called on the university Vice-Chancellor and Riba yesterday after expiry of its ultimatum served earlier for declaration of semester results by various departments at the earliest.  

 Riba further said that due to logistic problem the results of some departments could not be declared in time, according to a RGUSU release.

On request to declare semester results before the admission process starts, the Vice-Chancellor assured to do the needful and discuss it in a meeting  soon, the union further informed.

Expressing happiness over the prompt action being initiated by the university authority for early declaration of results, the RGUSU appealed to the students to attend the classes for their own benefit.

Holi greetings

ITANAGAR, Mar 7 :  Arunachal Pradesh Governor General (Retd) J J Singh has conveyed warm greetings and best wishes to all the people of Arunachal Pradesh on the joyous occasion of Holi.

In his festival message, the Governor said that Holi, which is celebrated all over the country with traditional gaiety and enthusiasm, marks the arrival of Spring, a season, when Mother Nature manifests its beauty and grandeur in a colourful splash all around, rekindling the verve and zest for life. Symbolically this festival stands for start of a new life of spiritual wisdom and devotion.

The Governor hoped that this year’s festival of colours would strengthen social bonding and usher in new hope for a brighter future for all.

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has also greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Holi.

 “Holi festival may be celebrated with various names and people of different states might be following different traditions. But, what makes Holi so unique and special is the spirit of it which remains the same throughout the country and even across the globe, wherever it is celebrated,” the CM said in a message today while conveying his best wishes on behalf of the Government and his family members. Expressing hope that this festival of colours would brighten up the lives of the people, Tuki prayed the Almighty to shower its choicest blessings on the people of Arunachal Pradesh so that they ably partner the Government in taking the state to newer heights.

“When we shower colours on each other this festival, let us solemnly reiterate our commitment to peace, communal harmony and religious tolerance. Let us re-paint our Arunachal into the Land of Peace it is known for! Happy Holi!” he added.


Two bodies found at Naharlagun

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Mar 7: Two dead bodies were found from different locations in Naharlagun today.

According to police, one body has been identified as that of Tana Togu, 13, son of Tana Teki of Durpa village under Kimin circle of Papum Pare district, who reportedly went missing since February 15. His body was found at Papu Nallah tri-junction near Yupia road.  

Togu was  a class VI  student of Government Middle School Papu Nallah.

The another unidentified body of  a person aged around 35 to 40  years was found near Heliport area, police said. The body is kept at a hospital morgue  here.

Naharlagun Police has launched investigation after registering  a case of unnatural death (UD) .


Bandh opposed

ITANAGAR, Mar 7:  While reviewing the bad impact of bandh calls being given by various organizations,  the magistrates, capital police and various organizations including Bazaar committee, Arunachal Public Motor Transport Federation in a joint meeting held here today unanimously opposed bandh calls in the Capital Complex, informed  Capital administration in a release today. Bandh call during examination period is not only illegal but anti-student and anti- society also, the members observed and resolved that FIR should be lodged against the organization if it violates executive order  issued on March 6 against the proposed bandh on March 12 and bandh callers should be arrested if they  do not call off the bandh. The meeting further resolved that any damage and destruction to properties during bandh will be recovered from the bandh callers.s


APCC revokes expulsion

ITANAGAR, Mar 7: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has revoked the expulsion of all the 31 panchayat leaders and workers of 31- Aalo East Assembly constituency, including the ZPM and ASM chairperson of 2-Aalo East Upper, according to a party release.


House gutted

ITANAGAR, Mar 7: A dwelling house at Kamba town was completely gutted in a devastating fire at around 11 pm on March 4. Though the house owner Marshok Karbak lost valuable properties, there was no report of any casualty, said Hirik-Hiru Students Union in a release today.  

The union appealed to the authorities and general public to extend all possible help for relief and rehabilitation of fire victims.

Meanwhile, the union demanded establishment of a fire service station at Kamba to prevent recurrence of fire accident.


Police patrolling sought

ITANAGAR, Mar 7:  Claiming that driver of the Tata mobile bearing registration number AS 12E-4948 was looted by some unknown miscreants somewhere at Chimpu, 7 kilometers away  on  Hollongi to Itanagar road on March 4, Hollongi Maxicab Welfare Association demanded deployment of police patrolling team during night.  It also condemned the incident and urged the authority to investigate the matter at the earliest to book the culprit.


Students demand PDS and medical facility

ITANAGAR, Mar 7:  Claiming that essential items under the public distribution system (PDS)  are not available since the last 3-4 months, Tali Constituency Collegian Forum of Dera Natung Government College here  today appealed to the authority for immediate supply of PDS items at the area.  

The Forum also said that Tali area has been facing lack of medical facility for many years and demanded posting of an allopathic doctor to remote Tali with setting up of new medical infrastructures.   

Further, the  Forum requested the government to expedite the deployment of the police force at the police outpost which was inaugurated by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki  during his  recent visit to the circle headquarter.


Coaching camp

ITANAGAR, Mar 7: The Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs (DSYA) would conduct a coaching camp for sportspersons in various sports disciplines, including athletics, boxing, Taekwondo, football (for men’s only), badminton, wrestling, table tennis, volleyball (women) and weightlifting from March nine to prepare them for the ensuing 26th North East Games to be held in Aizawl, Mizoram from March 20 to 23.


NSCN cadre injured in turf war

Itanagar, Mar 7:  An NSCN cadre was injured in a turf war between both the factions of the outfit near Borduria village in troubled Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh this morning.

Police sources said from Khonsa that the clash between NSCN (I-M) and NSCN (K) cadre erupted at 5.30 am this morning near a tea garden in the outskirt of the village.

A cadre was severely injured in the feud, the police said.

Security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation.

The cadre of both the factions fled the scene, the police said.


Dabii exits as spokesperson

NAHARLAGUN, Mar 7: Arunachal Pradesh Govt in an order issued yesterday relieved Tako Dabii, Adviser (Political affairs) to Chief Minister from the post of Govt. Spokesperson with immediate effect. Meanwhile, Parliamentary Secretary (Planning and Development) Nabam Rebia will function as Govt. Spokesperson with immediate effect until further order. DIPRO


RGU results out

ITANAGAR, Mar 7: The Result of Semester Examinations of PDMC,  BA, LLB (5 years) and LLB (3 years)  of Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) have been declared.

The result can be seen in the University website: www.rgu.ac.in.


Administration assures

ITANAGAR, Mar 7:   A delegation of Lower Subansiri District Nyishi Students Union (LSDNSU)  called on the Deputy Commissioner on March 6 regarding its demands for immediate land allotment for Nyokum ground at Ziro-Hapoli and  issuance of directives  to the government officials of Yachuli and Raga sub-divisions,  who  are allegedly working from Ziro to stay at their respective posting place. The Union informed that after a threadbare discussion, the DC assured it to look into its demands at the earliest.

Earlier on February 6,  the Union gave 20 days time to  the district administration to fulfill  its  demands.


Law College needs vigilance

Dear Editor,

I would like to draw the kind attention of authority concern that the Arunachal Law College has been charging exorbitant fee of Rs 5000 per annum from each student in the pretext of providing digital library but shockingly and surprisingly such facility is yet to be provided by the law college authority.

It is also to inform the concern authority that no profile of the law colleges, which is a mandatory as per UGC guidelines, has been submitted to the Rajiv Gandhi University till date.

Moreover, the result of the students of Law College has been withheld by the university authority due to non-payment of requisite fee by the college authority.

It has been established from the above fact that the authority of the law colleges is running the college only for monetary gain thereby playing with the career of law students who are supposed to be the torch bearers of the society.

Hence in the light of above fact and circumstances, I beg the authority concern to inspect the Arunachal Law Academy from time to time for the interest of student community before it is too late and it becomes an epicentre of law students with no quality.


Nuang Jamoh


Association for Voice of

Arunachalee Students



The selection procedure

Dear Editor,

In view of gross misconception among general masses of the state regarding selection procedure of recruitment examination under Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) or any other selection committee/commission under government of Arunachal Pradesh for appointment to group ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ and ‘D’ posts/services, I would like to bring out the three clauses of selection rules/procedures laid down in office memorandum vide no.OM-54/2006/448 dated Itanagar, the 7th January, 2008 issued by the Department of Personnel, Administrative Reforms and Training published in the Arunachal Pradesh gazette vide no.3 Vol-XV Naharlagun, January 18, 2008, to clear all doubts.

The office memorandum read, “........After careful examination of the issue and in modification of point No. 2 & 3 of the OM dated 28-08-2006, the government of Arunachal Pradesh has decided to prescribe the following procedures for all direct recruitment examinations for appointment to group A, B and C posts/services under the Government of Arunachal Pradesh:

“1. For appearing in the viva-voce test, candidates shall be selected in the ‘ratio’ of 1:3 (meaning 3 candidates shall be selected for each vacancy or 3 times of the number of vacancies) on the basis of written examination papers. However, ratio of  1:3 shall not apply in case the candidates appearing the written examination is less than 3 times of the number of vacancies. In case of the candidates appearing in the written examination is less than 3 times of the number of vacancies, all the candidates securing 33% of marks in each written examination papers shall be eligible for appearing viva-voce.

2. The candidate securing a minimum of 33 % or more marks in each written examination papers and has secured 45% of marks out of aggregate total marks in the written examination papers shall be eligible for viva-voce test. On the other, it will further mean that selection for viva-voce test shall be based on the aggregate total marks secured in the written examination papers and subject to ratio of 1:3. The candidates securing less than 33% of marks in any of written examination paper shall not be eligible for appearing in the viva-voce test.

3. The selection committee or Commission may lower the ‘cut off marks’ of 45% to certain extent, in case of non-availability of Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribes candidates securing the ‘cut off marks”.


A concerned citizen

G-Extension, Naharlagun



Name used with a bad intention

Dear Editor,

Apropos the news item under heading “Fresh allegation of ......” published in your daily on March 3 edition, I on behalf of Kipa Welfare Society (KWS), strongly condemn the cowardly act of leveling baseless allegation against Dr. Nabam Jadav by the so called Integrated Youths Guild to Save Arunachal Capital (IYGSAC) by forging signature of innocent persons, who do not even know the very existence of the organization.

We are shocked to learn that the name of Kipa Kale has been unnecessarily dragged into controversy by the so called IYGSAC by using his name as secretary in the press release leveling various allegations against Dr. Nabam. The fact is, there are two Kipa Kale in our Kipa clan, but none of them is associated with the so called IYGSAC.

We are not concerned with the truth of the allegations. But we are concerned at the ill intension of some people to tarnish the image of Kipa clan and to create misunderstanding between Kipa and Nabam clans by unnecessarily dragging  the name of Kipa Kale into  the issue.

We also object to the publication of the news item by your daily without knowing the proper address and contact numbers of the complainants.


Er. Kipa Kame,


Kipa Welfare Society




The thieves

Dear Editor,

We are astonished to know that since the last one week, the Night services bus passengers travelling from Itanagar to Guwahati are facing a great problem. Even though passenger check in whole luggage perfectly but they when reach their destination they find their luggage missing. Who do we blame for this?

In my opinion the night bus services management are responsible for this as well as conductor and handyman. The main targets of the heroic thieves are mostly electronic gadgets like mobile phones and laptops.

The bus conductors pick up passenger at the middle of route to make money unmindful of the discomfort of the passengers. Another serious grievance of the passengers is the food that one has to buy while on way from line hotels. The food is not only bad but dirty too and when we lodge complaint regarding this, they treat us as if they buy food for us. On behalf of Guwahati Arunachal Student's Association(GASA), I strongly appeal to all the night bus services authority to look into the matter strictly.


Lai Bagang







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Breaking the barrier

The significance of International Women's Day rooted in the centuries-old struggle of women who fought for equal footing with men. Since   the beginning, International Women's Day assumed a new global dimension for women in developed and developing countries alike.  The Day provides a platform for women to reflect on progress they made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who played an extraordinary role in the history of women's rights.

According to CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat, this is an occasion to put pressure on the government to pass long-pending legislations that would benefit women. Karat further said women need to celebrate the fact that in spite of adverse and hostile conditions, women in India are breaking barriers and making it on their own.

Women of our country are fighting for greater representation in decision making bodies.  The policy makers promise 33 per cent reservation to women in Parliament and promises still galore. But the woman groups are still fighting for their greater say in Parliament.

Many woman activists feel that women have not made much headway in comparison to overall progress that India made in various fields over the years.  In a male dominated country like India, it is woman, who have to start a beginning for equal rights  with men.