March 01

Govt effects bureaucratic reshuffle

ITANAGAR, Feb 28: Arunachal Pradesh Govt today issued order for transfer/ posting of some IAS and IRS officers with immediate effect and until further orders. According to Govt order, Gonesh Koyu, PWD Commissioner will hold the additional charge of Joint Secretary Cabinet, while Hage Khoda has been posted as Commissioner Social Justice Empowerment and Tribal Affairs.

T Taloh has been posted as Commissioner to Chief Minister with additional

charge of Commissioner PHED, Kalling Tayang has been posted as secretary Power and Hydro-Power,  Bolung Siram posted as Secretary Supply and Transport, Consumer Affairs &

Legal Metrology, Marnya Ete posted as Commissioner Tax and Excise, Sanjay Saxena posted as Resident Commissioner, Arunachal Bhawan, New Delhi.

On the other hand, Dr Shallini Verma, IRS has been posted as Secretary Cooperation reliving her from the charge of Secretary Social Justice Empowerment and Tribal affairs. Krishna Mohan Uppu has been posted as Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner.


DDK progs

ITANAGAR, Feb 28: Doordarshan Kendra Itanagar (DDK) will start telecast of programme from 3 pm to 7 pm from March 1 onwards instead of the earlier timing which was from 5.30 pm to 8 pm. Moreover, the  timing of North East news relayed from Guwahati DDK has also been changed. The bulletin will be given between 6.45 pm to 7 pm instead  of 7.15 pm to 7.30 pm as scheduled earlier.


Bunny’s Fantasy annual ceremony

ITABAGAR, Feb 28: Bunny’s Fantasy World School organized its annual prize distribution ceremony yesterday.

On the occasion, Trade and Commerce Director Tokong Pertin emphasized on quality teaching practices and techniques and suggested the management of the school to include more activities in their school calendar.

Dr Bombei Tayeng Toko and L Sokun Singh also spoke on the occasion and gave some suggestions for improvement of the school.

Members of school management committee, RC Roy and Tadar Mepung Bage  also attended the function.

The students of the school presented dance and poem on the occasion.

It is worth mention here that the students of this school were adjudged as 1st prize winner in the dance competition and poem competition in the recently concluded festival of Arunachal 2014 held at IG Park.


SBI authorities urged to post staff

ITANAGAR, Feb 28: All Kurung Kumey District Students’ Union (AKKDSU) has fervently urged upon the State Bank of India (SBI) authorities to immediately post sufficient staff at SBI, Koloriang branch and also to create separate counters for govt and public transactions. In a representation addressed to the SBI Chief Manager, Itanagar, the Union who had recently visited the SBI, Koloriang branch lamented due to acute shortage of staff and lack of separate counters for govt and public transactions the branch is unable to cater to the needs of its customer. Claiming that the branch is somehow being managed by only five staff, it questioned how come only five staff can run the bank where at least ten to twelve staff is required.



ITANAGAR, Feb 28: Tarh Koyu who had allegedly led a group of miscreants and attacked the chamber of senior advocate Muk Pertin yesterday clarified that the question of trespassing, ransacking and attacking the advocate does not arise at all.

Reacting to the news item published in a section of local dailies, Tarh Koyu in a release today said “I being a law abiding, educated  and mature person have always had great respect for advocates and the law fraternity in the state. I know that advocates are professionals and they have every right to perform their duty sincerely.”

Saying that a  one-sided story has been highlighted in the media and he was victimized to weaken his case, Koyu narrated that on that day, he along with his brothers unknowingly went inside the boundary wall of a residence in search of one of the persons who had allegedly siphoned off crores of rupees supposed to be paid against his land transport subsidy bill. Later he came to know that the residence belonged to Advocate Muk Pertin. “After brief discussions with Pertin we went out from his compound without even entering his house. As such, the question of trespassing, ransacking and attacking the advocate does not arise at all. Moreover, I did not have prior knowledge that the very residence belongs to Advocate Muk Pertin.”

Claiming that he was innocent, Tarh Koyu appealed to the members of bar association of High Court to investigate the matter thoroughly before leveling allegations.


BJP, NCP release candidate lists for LS polls

ITANAGAR, Feb 28: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) today released the list of their candidates for the upcoming Parliamentary elections starting mid-April this year.

Former MPs Tapir Gao and Kiren Rijiju have been named as the BJP’s candidates from Arunachal East and Arunachal West parliamentary constituencies respectively.

While 17 candidates each have been cleared from Maharashtra and West Bengal two candidates each from Goa and Manipur and six from Odisha has been finalized. Three candidates have been named from Himachal Pradesh and five from Jammu and Kashmir.

The first list of 54 BJP candidates was released after two hours of deliberations at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi today, where the party’s top leaderships, including Narendra Modi, L K Advani, Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, Murli Manohar Joshi and M Venkaiah Naidu were present.

NCP’s candidates

Gicho Kabak has been fielded as the NCP’s candidate from Arunachal Pradesh for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. He will contest from Western Arunachal Pradesh Parliamentary constituency.

Union minister Praful Patel and Maharashtra minister Chhagan Bhujbal, are among the first list of 24 candidates for Lok Sabha polls released in Maharashtra today.


RCH camp at Jote –Basarnallo

ITANAGAR, Feb 28: A one day Reproductive and Child Health Camp was organized by the District Health Society, Yupia at Jote – Basarnallo area today.

The key features of the camp were female sterilization, screening on maternal and child health and general health check up. Altogether 88 participants have attended the camp of which 21 female participants underwent female sterilization.

The camp was inaugurated by ZPM Gollo Takam in presence of Papum Pare DMO Dr. S Ronya, DRCHO Dr. Kipa Tuglik, Dr. T Basar, Dr. T Zirdo and other hospital staff.


Assurance lauded

ITANAGAR, Feb 28: Arunachal Pradesh Tour Operator Association (APTOA) has welcomed the assurance given by Union Home Affairs Ministry (MoHA) Joint Secretary Shambu Singh to include Tirap, Changlang and Longding district in the state’s Tourist Circuit during his visit to state.

It was long-pending demand of APTOA and inclusion of the 3 districts in state’s tourist circuit will boost the economy of region, APTOA said in a release.



A series of errors occurred in the news headlined ‘Maintain unity…’ which was carried in the February 28 issue of this daily. Nabam Atum, who is the vice president of the NE Janjati Protection Forum, was identified as president of the NIFCS. In fact, Taba Hare, who was also present at the function, is the NIFCS president. Similarly, Sukhdev Biswas was identified as AVP secretary. He is in fact the secretary of Sanskar Bharti Arunachal Pradesh. Further, the book released by MP Takam Sanjoy is titled ‘Tani Biidi’, not ‘Tani Pili’ as mentioned in the news item. We deeply regret the errors.


News Impact

Tuki drops three ministers

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Feb 28: Just few days before Lokh Sabha election, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki led Congress government today effected major cabinet reshuffle. Senior Congress leader, Chowna Mein who was holding post of planning, finance and PWD, Health Minister Atum Welly and Transport Minister Jarkar Gamlin were dropped from the cabinet. Three new ministers who were sworn by Governor Lt Gen Nirbhay Sharma  at Darbar Hall of RajBhawan today include Anjaw MLA and Congress stalwart Kalikho Pul, Basar MLA Gojen Gadi and Bameng MLA Kumar Waii.

While talking to mediapersons at Raj Bhawan, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki stated that reshuffling has been done on popular demand. “The performances of these ministers were short of people’s expectation.  I firmly believe that new ministers will do justice as they are experience enough in governance and sure will help government run properly. This cabinet reorganization will certainly strengthen the party at grass root,” said CM Tuki. He further added that Congress party has not taken any decision regarding conduction of Lokh Sabha and assembly election simultaneously.

 Newly inducted cabinet minister Kalikho Pul said he is ready to serve people of Arunachal and will try his best to ensure that he stood up to the expectation of people. “Chief Minister has kept faith on me by inducting into cabinet and I will give my best for the state. My past record as cabinet minister has been well appreciated by people of Arunachal and am sure with their support this time too I will deliver,” said Minister Kalikho Pul.  

Nabam Tuki, Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong, Deputy Speaker Jomde Kena, Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjay, Cabinet colleague, MLAs, Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi, DGP K K Maheswari, former Chief Secretary HK Paliwal, Chairman APPSC, Ligu Tacho, Chief Information Commissioner Y D Thongchi and his team, Chairperson SCW Gumri Ringu and her team and other dignitaries and guests attended the swearing in ceremony. Meanwhile Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) President Mukut Mithi when contacted by this daily expressed displeasure over the latest development. Mithi retorted that reshuffling at this juncture is an unhealthy trend which may affect party in the long run.  APCC President also disclosed that he was unaware about Chief Minister’s decision to drop three ministers.  Stung by the sudden development, MLA Chowna Mein refused to comment and asserted that he would speak to media persons after coming back to Itanagar. Welcoming the ministry reshuffle, Arunachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj Coordination Committee president Sushil Nalo said that the panchayat leaders were with the government and any divisive move would go against the interest of the state. “All should stand united and work for the greater welfare of the people and the party,” he said in a statement.



Arunachal Film Festival begins

Films are the greatest instrument of communication: Sanjoy

ITANAGAR, Feb 28:  Films are the greatest instrument of communication for sharing information and educating the outside world about the people of North East, their customs and traditions etc, said Takam Sanjoy while inaugurating the Arunachal Film Festival 2014 at Siddharth Hall here today.

He mentioned that films and media can play a vital role in creating awareness and integrating the nation as one despite the country have many racial groups while referring to the recent death of Nido Tania in the national capital. Sanjoy said that although the state is becoming a hub for media houses and banking sector,  the filmmakers of the state will find it difficult to finance their ventures and only the intervention of the state government can help them. He assured that he would pursue with the government to set aside fund to the tune of 1 crore annually to be used for encouraging and promoting film making in the state. This fund, when available, will help in skill development of youth and create a pool of talent through which the film industry in the state will improve.

Ashan Mujid, filmmaker and resource person, addressing the gathering said that films are not only entertainment but also educational if properly made. Films are engineered audio and engineered visuals, which is done through editing and so technique and technical expertise makes a film a success or a failure, he added.

Taro Chatung, representing the film fraternity highlighted the problems faced by the filmmakers in the film making process like budgeting, piracy, marketing of films etc. He also encouraged the new entrants in the game by saying that even participating in the short film making contest organized during the Arunachal Film Festival 2014 is a big step forward for the youngsters and advised them not to get discouraged by the hardships they will face in their filmmaking career.

Secretary IPR, Dani Sulu called the AFF 2014 a platform for budding film makers to exhibit their talent and showcase the films made in the state. He stressed that the festival’s concentration was mainly on 4 areas of still photography, short film competition and feature film and documentary film showcase.

Director, IPR C. M Longphong and Deputy Director, IPR Obang Tayeng also spoke on the occasion. Chief Information Commissioner Y. D Thongchi also attended the programme.

Short films ‘Unity in Diversity in Arunachal Context’ by Tako Siga, ‘Innocent Truth’ by Neelam Raja and ‘Friends Indeed’ by Tsangpo Norbu were adjudged first, second and third and the films were screened today. Prizes for the photography competition were also given away by the chief guest. Documentary film ‘Women Empowerment & Child Marriage in Arunachal Pradesh’ by Bindiya Ete and feature film ‘Ajin’ by Subu Gambo were also screened. DIPR



CM lauds recommendation  on hill states development

ITANAGAR, Feb 28: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has appreciated the recommendations of the Committee headed by B K Chaturvedi, Member, Planning Commission, on ‘Development of Hill States arising from management of forest lands with special focus on creation of infrastructure, livelihood and human development’. The Committee has submitted its report with recommendations in two parts - Process issues and Fiscal Compensation.

In a letter to the Prime Minister, Tuki expressed gratitude to the Union Government for commissioning the study and requested him to implement the recommendations in toto to achieve the purpose of the study when it was commissioned. The Chief Minister particularly welcomed the recommendation for earmarking 2 per cent of annual GBS per year for this purpose during rest of the Twelfth Five year Plan period.

“Your intervention will set in process a giant leap for the Himalayan and Northeast Region of India to reach at par with the rest of the Country,” he observed.

Playing a pro-active role for the benefit of the whole North East region from the said recommendations, Tuki also called upon his counterparts in Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim to take up the cause by taking it up with the Government of India on behalf of their respective states.

He has written letters to the Chief Ministers of rest of the North Eastern states requesting them to appeal with the Central Government to accept the recommendations of the Committee. He reasoned that the recommendation for earmarking 2 per cent of annual GBS per year during rest of the Twelfth Five year Plan period would be a shot in the arm for the region to push in over-all development and progress.



Nyokum celebrated at Seppa and Yazali with gaiety

ITANAGAR, Feb 28: The Nyokum Yullo, the major Festival of Nyishi community was celebrated at Nyokum Lapang ground, Seppa in a befitting manner with all traditional gaiety and religious fervour from February 23 to 26.

Attending the festival on February 26, Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering said that the face of Seppa town has changed a lot in terms of development due to hard work of leaders and people in comparison to those days when he had visited Seppa for the first time 20 years ago. He had all praises for people of Seppa that they are hard working and having clean heart. This he said due to the fact that most of the shops were run by the local people which is the need of day. Time has come to change our vision and mindset with a positive spirit to do better development.

Swami Alexander, the teacher of Arts of Living from Poland who also spokes on the occasion said that the beautiful message of the celebration is for peace and prosperity of every human being. He said that the people of Arunachal Pradesh were lucky enough who still maintained indigenous traditions and culture while in most part of the world especially in Europe, reviving of culture is a distant dream. He greeted the people for healthy living, stay united and work together for betterment of society.

Er. Pai Dawe while highlighting the mythology of Nyokum festival said that the main motto of the celebration was for peace, prosperity and well-being of mankind. He gave a clarion call not to take festival in religious and political line.

The main attractions of the festival were mega folk dance, fashion show, beautiful cultural dances, sports competition etc.

Earlier on February 23, EKSWCO Chairman Dr. T. Taku said that Nyokum is the identity of Nyishi like Bihu for Assamese, Durga Puja for Bangali and Pongal for Keralite etc. He added that without traditional culture and dresses, no one can preserve own identity. He appealed every one for mass participation in the festival whatever religion, one belongs. Everyone can opt any religion being a secular but shouldn’t avoid one’s own festival, he added. He laid the foundation stone for declaration of Nyokum Lapang ground which was earlier known as Abotani Munch at Seppa.

The Nyishi Nyokum Yullo was also celebrated at Yazali with traditional pomp and show amidst mammoth gathering. The entire Yazali valley woke up to a reverberating and deafening “Hwh-Howh” of Nyishi Buiya and melodies of ‘Rekhambo Pada ngo Ai-ngo-ja’ ..led by the legendary founder members of latter song itself Nabam Mekha and assisted by host of prominent figures including Dr.  Chukhu Nirmali Taba, CMD, Niba Clinic, Bengia Yazir, Toko Yaram, Chukhu Yakap, Techi Yeli (Mama) to name a few.

The Buiya team was led by Taba Tagap, a renowned Naamlo leader and Taba Techi, ZPM, Yazali with Er. Taba Tedir, Director-cum-Chief-Engineer, UD, Techi Gubin, Director, Housing, Chukhu Tallar, ADC (Retired), Er Taba Teni, SE (PHED), W/Zone, Toko Babu, Project Director, DRDA, Yupia, Likha Radh, Circle Officer, Yazali, GoAP, with host of dignitaries including officers, prominent public figures, social workers, panchayat leaders of entire Ziro-II area with Bengia Tolum, Chairman, Central Nyokum Committee and President NES, joining the bandwagon on the way to the general ground. Such was the intensity of mass participation that the state highway leading to Ziro and Itanagar was brought to a grinding halt for couple of hours. The stranded visitors were treated to a spectacular display of Nyishi traditional rituals including Dirw-Runam, Pirw-Khomie-Jolinam, Ropie-Sonam, etc., all along the way on the State highway. The festivity mood of people at Yazali Nyokum was so high that people from all walks of life transcending age, caste, creed and race took to the Yazali General ground where entire traditional ritual displays were rolled out. The ritual sacrifice was solemnized at Nyokum Yugw (alter) for bumper harvest and prosperity and posterity with longevity of human race on this earth.

With the presence of Nyokum founder members at Yazali like Tao Tara, EAC, Naharlagun, Chukhu Tallar, ADC (Retired), Nabam Mekha, Bengia Tolum and others and with many prominent figures of Nyishi Society, the atmosphere of Yazali Nyokum 2014, reminded all participants of late sixties of 20th century, when Nyokum was first celebrated here, and everyone were seen dancing to the melodious tunes of Rekhambo pada ngo ai-ngo-ja..the song that galvanised entire inhabitants of Subansiri and Kameng belts of Arunachal Pradesh to one identity and one Community.

It may be mentioned here that Yazali Nyokum Celebration 2014 is organising competition in all traditional games & sports, cultural, and ritual events among all Panchayat of Yazali Circle. Dodo Panchayat Lifted the Championship for Volleyball (Men) and Kuch-Kut Panchayat lifted the women’s trophy. Takam Passa Panchayat emerges with highest tally of medal hauls. The beauty contest saw beautiful Taba Jirman of Chullyu Panchayat emerging as Miss Yazali Nyokum 2014. Also pertinent to mention here is that the visitors and dwellers of Yazali circle were treated to a mesmerizing cultural displays of traditional songs and dances from 23rd onwards and the prizes were given away on 26th evening by Likha Saaya, Parliamentary Secy (Agri), Govt of A.P. along with Er. Toko Jyoti, Chief Engineer, PHED, Govt of A.P.



Corruption case against education minister and others

Allegations baseless and unfounded: Minister

ITANAGAR, Feb 28: The East & Upper Siang District Bar Association (EUSDBA) has filed a corruption case against Education Minister and some engineers from PWD, Pasighat division, for allegedly swindling money amounting to Rs. 8, 99,000 meant for repair and maintenance of District Court Building, Pasighat, East Siang district.

A case has been registered (No. Psg PC 01/2014) against them U/S 156 (3) of the Cr PC 1973 read with section 5 of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988, in the Court of the Additional District and Session Judge, Eastern Zone, Pasighat, East Siang District, Arunachal Pradesh on February 26,2014, claimed the  association.

Along with the minister and the officers, three Private Firms have also been made party to the prosecution, in whose names the money was fraudulently withdrawn by the collective conspiracy of all the persons mentioned in the suit.

“The fund was, in fact, sanctioned by the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh vide sanction order No JUD/CSS-54/2012, dated 21st January 2013 for an amount of Rs. 9, 00000 for the repair and maintenance of District Court Building, Pasighat,  which is now used by the court of the Additional District and Session Judge, Eastern Zone, Pasighat, East Siang District,” the release said and added that work was bestowed upon the Public Works Department (PWD), Pasighat Division as the executing agency.

Chief Minister, Nabam Tuki had inaugurated the same Court Building on April 26, 2012 in presence of the Local MLA, Deputy Commissioner, East Siang District, other dignitaries and a battery of public leaders.

Since no repairing and maintenance works were carried out till November 2013, the East and Upper Siang District Bar Association General Secretary Taber Tamuk, filed an application through RTI to the EE, PWD, Pasighat Division to furnish all details about the works done out of the funds meant for the maintenance of the district court.

“In reply to the RTI query, the EE, PWD, who also happens to be the public information officer (PIO), furnished all the records stating that, all works were completed to satisfaction as per the specifications and guidelines and thereby payments were made to the contractors after complying to all rules and regulations of the Department. Further it also mentioned in the reply that “the works were completed hurriedly as per the verbal instruction of Minister Bosiram Siram,” the release claimed.

It is quite stimulating to see on records as furnished in the RTI, as to how the concerned Engineers have connived with their most exquisite Contractors, by erroneously preparing the Bills for the same work, by fraudulently showing building materials and other electrical items to have been used in the work, which, in fact were never used, but only with an objective to misappropriate the total fund they have set all wrong things as right on the records, the release added.

When contacted, Education Minister Bosiram Siram described the allegations as baseless and unfounded.   He further said that baseless allegations are leveled against him to malign his political image. However, he said, truth will come in days to come.



PPA declares LS poll candidate for Western segment

ITANAGAR, Feb 28: The People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) has finally announced the name of Jalley Sonam, president of All Arunachal Pradesh Workers Union (AAPWU) as Lok Sabha election candidate from Western Parliamentary constituency.

It was unanimously agreed upon by all the members of the central election committee of PPA to give party ticket to Sonam as candidate for ensuing Lok Sabha Election 2014,  the PPA said the media persons at Arunachal Press Club, Itanagar today.

Talking to the media persons, chairman, Central Election Committee PPA, Kamen Ringu said that, “party has only finalized for the western parliamentary seat and they will soon announced for the eastern parliament seat in second phase”.  

Highlighting the strategy of the party Ringu said that, “for last 38 years Congress party has been ruling Arunachal Pradesh and still there is no single change in state. Time has come to check validity of the Article 371 H, wherein the Article 371 H consists of unquestionable power to the Governor of the state and our party who will represent the state in the assembly shall strive to remove and repeal the Article 371 H and place under Article 371 A”.

While referring to Memorandums of Agreement (MoA) for hydro project in the  state, Party’s Chief ministerial candidate, Laeta Umbrey said that, “we are not against the hydro project but we are against the system that has been adopted by the government of the state in implementation of hydro projects.

MP candidate Sonam said, “Experience does not count in the politics but how committed you are to deliver good works for the people of the state and people of the state knows to whom they have to elect”.  Kahfa Bengia, working president PPA, along with the members of the party was also present in the press conference.  



NHPC signs MoU for development of 1320 mw thermal power project in Bihar

ITANAGAR, Feb 28: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed amongst Bihar State Power Generation Company Limited (BSPGCL), NHPC Limited and Pirpainti Bijlee Company Pvt. Ltd. (PBCPL) for participation in PBCPL for development of 1320 (2X660) MW Pirpainti Supercritical Thermal Power Project in Bhagalpur district in Bihar at Patna recently.

The MoU was signed by R S Mina, Director (Personnel), NHPC on behalf of NHPC and Jitendra Srivastava, Managing Director, BSPGCL and Director, PBCPL on behalf of BSPGCL and PBCPL in the presence of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Energy Minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav, Education Minister P K Shahi, Director (Technical), NHPC DP Bhargava and other senior officers of Govt. of Bihar and NHPC.

The project will be developed through a Joint Venture of NHPC and BSPGCL namely Pirpainti Bijlee Company Pvt. Ltd. The equity share of NHPC and BSPGCL in PBCPL will be 74% and 26% respectively. 85% of Power generated from the project is to be absorbed by state Discoms as per Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

This is second thermal power project of NHPC after 1320 MW Salka Thermal Power Project in Chhattisgarh.

With this participation of NHPC, MoUs for 2640 MW Supercritical Thermal Power projects have been signed for execution on Joint Venture route.  

NHPC also has been successful at RFQ stage for 4000 MW UMPP in Sundergarh, Odhisa. This was stated by an NHPC release.



Taloh lays foundation stone of CDB building at Rebo-Perging

BOLENG, Feb 28: The Industry, Handloom and Textile Minister Tapang Taloh today laid foundation stone of Community Development Block (CDB) building at Rebo-Perging and also laid foundation of 7.89 KM long Dite Dime to Riew, 7.92 KM Jorsing to Komsing and 24.47 KM Riew to Mopit roads under PMGSY. Among others the East Siang Deputy Commissioner Opak Gao, Director of Rural Development K Dulom, ADC Boleng Taro Mize, Chairman Arunachal Pradesh Panchayat Coordination Committee Susil Nalo, ZPC Kaling Dai, ABK President Kengir Jamoh and PRI leaders and officers were present on the occasion.

After laying of foundation stones, the minister while addressing the people of the adjoining villages at the Riew Dere (village community hall) said that these upcoming roads would benefit the local community fulfilling their long pending demands. Such facilities would uplift the socio economic status of the people of the area, he opined. While focusing his views on the upcoming Community Development Block building at Rebo-Perging, Taloh who is also local MLA of the area stated that to build a neighborhood improvement and individual betterment was not easy. It was a result of his tireless efforts and the office is being set up for the purpose of public convenience and better execution, inspect and monitor of community rural development works. He appreciated the people for their laborious nature, unity and maintaining peace and tranquility and reposing their faith on him which are prerequisite for all round development. Taloh advised them to avail optimum benefits of the government sponsored schemes especially in education and health sectors. He informed that about 300 families would be benefited under rural housing scheme soon in the area and disclosed various developmental and beneficial schemes of the department of Industry, Handloom and Handicraft being brought by him in the state.  DIPRO



Assam students seek amicable solution to boundary row


RUKSIN, Feb 28: Claiming that Governments’ callousness was responsible for the prevailing situation along Assam-Arunachal boundary, the All Assam Students Union (AASU) has urged both Assam and Arunachal state governments for amicable solution to the vexed boundary problem.

The AASU, which staged a series of protest dharnas at different parts of Dhemaji, today observed sit-in-demo in front of Jonai SDO’s officer near here. Hundreds of members of Dhemaji district unit of AASU participated in the programme, shouted slogans against Assam and Arunachal governments.

AASU alleged that Arunachali people have occupied a large portion of Assam land in the northern Dhemaji district as they are extending new villages at Durpai, Mingmang, Hime, Ratu, Tarajan-Kongkul portions of northern boundary of Dhemaji .

The AASU in a representation submitted to Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today stated that encroachment of Assam land by Arunachali people at boundary areas have now become a matter of serious concern. It urged the State and Central governments to assure safety and security of the people living at boundary areas. It said that the people of Assam are maintaining a cordial relationship with its Arunachal counterparts and the age-old relation should not be jeopardized for land dispute reason.

It also alleged that Arunachali people put objection over ongoing construction of Agriculture Science Centre and Model School Building in Assam at Dimou portion of the boundary area. It said that the revenue land/area is falling under Sisiborgaon Revenue Circle in Dhemaji district and so there should be no such objection.



Workers’ Board chairman visits Yomcha circle

ITANAGAR Feb 28: Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Constructions Workers Welfare Board, Chairman Nyamar Karbak after assuming as the chairman of the Board took extensive tours to West Siang district from February 21 to 26 last.

Addressing a mega awareness camp cum spot registration at Yomcha during the tour, Nyamar highlighted various benefits being provided by the Board to the registered workers and appealed them to enroll or register their name in the Board. He also advised them to abstain from all the bad habits like drinking alcohol, gambling etc and work with dedication towards all round development of the state.

Meanwhile, expressing his gratitude to Nabam Tuki led government for appointing him as the chairman of the board, he appealed people of Yomcha to be the part of development by supporting the present government.

He however regretted about slow pace of development in Yomcha circle and opined that Yomcha could have been much developed than present status; had earlier leader(s) wished and committed towards development of the area.

While attending a celebration programme of NSUI State Secretary Gumson Yomcha, Nyamar informed that National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) is the largest democratic and secular student organization in the world that represents the aspirations of millions of students and has been motivating young minds and leading the torch of student activism.

He advised Gumson to always be in the forefront to protect the rights and interest of student community irrespective of caste, religion, gender and status in society.

Lee Ete Labour Officer, Kenkar Yomcha, General Secretary INTUC Pradesh Branch (A.P), Tanu Nima, State President NSUI, Danka Yomcha, Secretary Bango Yomcha Unit, Senior Leader Luktar Gankak and Digba Gankak also spoke on the occasion.

Later, the team visited Govt. Higher Secondary School, Yamcha to take stock of the present scenario of the school and interacted with the students and teachers. He also visited the CHC Hospital, Yamcha and urged the doctors and staffs to serve the poor and needy with outmost dedication.

Expressing displeasure over the dilapidated school and CHC, the chairman assured to take up the matter seriously with the higher authorities for early renovation and repairs.




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---- Readers Forum ----


VIP and VVIP violates SC order

Dear Editor,

I on behalf of Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization (APATCYO) would like to inform that VIPs of Arunachal are violating Supreme Court ruling. Due to concern over rising instances of criminals using black films in the car, Supreme Court in April 2012 directed States and Union Territories to strictly enforce the ban on use of tint beyond the permissible limit.

Manufacturers were allowed to produce vehicles with tinted glasses which pro­vide for 70 per cent Visual Light Transmission (VLT) for safety glasses on windscreen (front and rear) and 40 per cent VLT for side. A three-judge bench of Chief Justice SH Kapadia, AK Patnaik and Swatanter Kumar gave the ruling while partly allowing a PIL filed by one Avisekh Goenka seeking total ban on all forms of tinted glasses used in four wheelers.

In Arunachal Pradesh, especially in capital complex, massive operation was launched year ago led by then Deputy Commissioner Sanjay Goel to remove tinted glass from the vehicles. Capital Administration also took step against misuse of read beacon. However, still many VIP and VVIP vehicles are moving around with black film. Both in capital complex as well as in district headquarters, one can see many VIP vehicles with tinted film.

The most surprising aspect is that despite knowing Supreme Court order, these VIPs seem least bothered. What can we expect from a person who does not respect law of the land? However, big question is will district administration display some courage to book case against these VIPs for violation of apex court order?


Kame Kapa

President, (APATCYO)



Stop hunting wild animals

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to bring attention towards killing of wild animal in Arunachal.  Today killing of poor wild animal has become passion of high profile people which include rich businessmen and Govt. officials. Rich people hunt poor wild animals with their highly automatic gun for pleasure. We all know that wild animals are the most significant features of ecosystem and adornment of our natural jungle. Hence, it is protected under wild life protection Act 1972, provided provision under sec. 17 and under sec. 51, 51A and 51B of wild life (protection) Act, amendment bill 2013. In our state these act applies only on common people and not on high profile people who continues to violate it by indulging in hunting spree.

Instead of enforcing law, they are violating and breaking the act to maintain their self presumption living standard by eating wild meat. Poor animal are always hunted and sold at very higher rate in the market and outside the market. I have witnessed selling of wild meat several times in Ganga market at very high rate. If educated people continues to break law, then what can we expect from poor citizens?


Lingdum Taha

College Captain

Arunachal Law

Academy (ALA)






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Deal strongly against law breakers

The state of Arunachal Pradesh in particularly capital complex have been witnessing several incident of violence against professionals. In the last couple of years professionals like doctors, journalists, engineers and advocates have been at the receiving end for performing their duty. Yesterday senior advocate Muk Pertin’s house was ransacked by miscreants who were all heavily armed. He narrowly escaped by managing to bolt the door from inside.

It is believed that attackers were not happy with the decision of advocate Pertin to take up the case of their business rival. Such act sets very dangerous trend and discourages the young professionals. The people of Arunachal have to learn to distinguish between professionalism and individualism. People should know that professionals make living by performing their job. By trying to stop professionals from carrying out their regular work, these goons are curtailing freedom to live and work freely in the democratic India. The government should take strong note of such repeated violence against professionals and enact tough law to deal with law breakers.