March 25

Education dept clarifies

ITANAGAR, Mar 24: Reacting to a news item published in a section of local dailies on March 23 regarding the alleged demand of money from some contractors in the name of awarding works, the Under Secretary Education Likha Tejji in a release today clarified that the alleged release of Rs. 12.5 crores is not correct, but only an amount of Rs. 2.00 crore for proposed construction of Govt. College of Doimukh stands sanctioned. The issue has been examined in the higher education department, the release said and further clarified that no tender whatsoever has been issued in this regard, as such the question of favouring any contractor does not arise.

The government is also instituting an internal enquiry in this regard so as to ascertain the facts, the release added. However, it is reiterated by the Education Minister that transparency at all levels is being maintained and no violation or deviation is tolerated and all measures have been initiated by him, the release said. He is committed to maintain the highest level of good governance in the education department, the release added.


Appeal for early disbursement of SSA salary

ITANAGAR, Mar 24: All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers’ Association CEC in a letter to Chief Secretary cum Chairman SSA Rajya Mission has requested to intervene and direct the concerned authority for immediate disbursement of SSA teacher’s monthly salary.

The association said that despite Chief Minister’s assurance for timely release of SSA Teacher’s salary, the authority failed to disburse the SSA teacher’s monthly salary from January last.  

It further said that until and unless the members of the association initiate step to get their salary, the file movement for release of SSA teacher’s monthly salary remain unattended and such attitude of concerned authority demoralizes the SSA teachers of the state, it added.


ANSU to go with proposed bandh

ITANAGAR, Mar 24: Sticking to its decision to go with the proposed 12 hour Capital bandh on 26th March, All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) reiterated that the state Government had betrayed them on its demand regarding withdrawal of pre-paid metering system in Itanagar.

Disclosing the decision to intensify the democratic movement till its demand is met, ANSU president Byabang Joram in a release today said that, the union will launch second and third phase bandh calls since pre-paid metering system is badly affecting the poor people who don’t have regular income.

Meanwhile, the Union has unanimously resolved to extend 12-hour Capital bandh call on 26th March to 48 hours Capital bandh if the home department arrests any Central Executive Members and activists of the Union during proposed the bandh call. ANSU executives members and activists are not criminals to be booked under the Arunachal Pradesh Unlawful Activities (Prevention Act, 2014), rather, “we are a pressure group of the state and fighting against the state government for the welfare of common man,” said the release.

The Union also demanded competent authority to take stringent action against all those arrested persons in connection with the APPSCCE-2014 mains paper leak issue. It appealed the SIT to launch massive investigation against those APPCS officials who are responsible for the question paper leak.


Arunachalee student attacked in Chandigarh

ITANAGAR, Mar 24: An Arunachal student studying in ITFT College, Chandigarh was reportedly attacked by two unknown persons without any reason yesterday night.

According to information received here today, Tanyang Tari, BCA 6th semester student of the college was beaten black and blue in front of his living room. He has reportedly suffered grievous internal head and leg injuries in the incident.

It was also informed that local police refused to accept his FIR and made fun of his Mongloid look as he failed to convince them that he was an Indian, informed ASUC president in a release.

ASUC appealed to the Arunachal Pradesh Government to take all necessary steps to ensure safety and security of Arunachalee students at Chandigarh.


CM mourns death of Tashi Khandu

ITANAGAR, Mar 24: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has expressed profound sorrow over the unfortunate demise of former Member of Legislative Assembly from Tawang Tashi Khandu who breathed his last yesterday night at his private resident at Tawang.

“In his death we have lost one of the first generation leaders, the first MLA from Tawang who contributed in shaping our state to the present form. He will be remembered by the people of Arunachal Pradesh for his unstinted contribution to the state”, CM said.  “At this moment of grief, me, my family, colleagues in the Government and people of Arunachal Pradesh extend our solidarity with the bereaved family members and share the pain inflicted by this irreparable loss” he further added.


ALSDSU calls off bandh

ITANAGAR, Mar 24: The All Lower Subansiri District Students Union has called off their proposed bandh call on 26th March. In a release, the union informed that this has been done so as not to disrupt the ongoing Myoko festival celebration of the Apatani community. Instead of bandh call the union is going to organize peaceful dharna in front of DC office on the same day pressing for their demands.


Lhallung MHS  work to be completed in April: CE

ITANAGAR, Mar 24: The restoration works of the damaged spillway channel of Lhallung Mini Hydel Station at Mechuka is likely to be completed by the end April next.

So far, 80 percent of the restoration works have been completed despite fund crunch and remaining works are expected to be completed by the end April next, informed Chief Engineer (EZ), Department of Hydropower Development. A stretch of the spillway channel of the MHP was eroded last year during monsoon due to heavy rainfall causing heavy damages to the channel. In spite of that, the power generation from the hydel station was continued until March 7 this year. However, the MHP was shut down on March 7 to avoid further damage as spilling over water from the forebay tank and run off rain water resulted in further soil erosion of the channel causing major damages.

Currently, Mechuka Mini Hydel Station (6x2fe KW) is feeding power to Mechuka Township.

The Lhallung Mini Hydel Project (2x250 KW) near Mechuka was commissioned in August, 2013 and since then the hydel station has been supplying uninterrupted power to Mechuka town and its adjoining areas.

Prior to the commissioning of the project, Mechuka town was supplied power from Mechuka Mini Hydel Station.


Entrepreneurship awareness prog

TEZU, Mar 24: The Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) of Indira Gandhi Government College (IGGC) organized a day-long Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme (EAP) for 70 BA & B.Com third year students.

Presiding over the programme, college principal, Dr. Tasi Taloh advised the students to be job givers and not job seekers by becoming entrepreneurs. He exhorted the students to shun their focus on securing government jobs which are limited in number but to avail ample entrepreneurial opportunities available in the state.  

Attending the programme as chief guest, B R Dey, ADI, DIC, Tezu, enlightened the participants on various government schemes including PMEGP and flagship employment and skill development programme of the state govt.

The Programme Coordinator Dr. K. Rajendra Babu, HoD Commerce and Coordinator of the EDC, motivated the students through power-point presentation on the concept, need and importance of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship for the rapid socio-economic transformation of the state. While exploring various entrepreneurial opportunities available in the state, he exhorted that business leaders and business leadership is as much important and vital as political leadership for the greater development of any state. “Imbibing the behavioural competencies is required to become a successful entrepreneur”, he further added.

Resource persons, Rajen Miwu, Assistant Professor Commerce spoke on the topic “Project Finance & Institutional Support to entrepreneurs”, while Dr. J K Pattnaik, Associate Professor in Political Science of IGGC dwelt upon “Look East & Act East Policy”. All the participants were awarded with certificates of participation. The organizers extended gratitude to the Director of Higher & Technical Education, Dr. Tejum Padu for his constant support and guidance in organizing such programmes for the benefit of the students in addition to usual class-room teaching.


Unions support ANSU bandh call

ITANAGAR, Mar 24: Various student organizations have extended their support to the proposed 12 hour Capital bandh call of 26th March by All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU). The union had declared 12 hour bandh call to protest against state government’s lackadaisical attitude towards demand put forward by them over the prepaid metre issue.  Nyapin Nyobia Sangram Phassang Students Union, All Kimin Students Union, All Papum Poma Students Union, All Tali Area Students Union, Koloriang, Damin, Parsi Parlo & Sarli Students Union and All Yachuli Students Union have all extended their support to the bandh call.


‘Allegation baseless’

ITANAGAR, Mar 24: The Mega Welfare Society (MWS) under Payum circle in West Siang today termed the alleged violation of DPR in construction of Kaying to Gasheng-Gate NLCPR road as untrue and baseless.

Reacting to the allegation of DPR violation which was published in this daily on March 22, the MWS claimed that the Mega village is  the end point of the 15 km (phase-1) NLCPR road as per the DPR and Technical sanction.  

Earlier, the Road Development Monitoring Committee, Payum circle in a complaint letter to the PWD minister had alleged that works of the said NLCPR road had been done smoothly up to 9.600 km.  But, the Committee alleged, after 9.600 km  the  DPR has been violated as the contractor and executing agency are executing the works whimsically.


AVP unit provides relief to fire victim

ITANAGAR, Mar 24: A team of Longding district unit of Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP) led by its president Chanwang Wangsa provided relief items, including cloths and utensils to the family of a fire victim at Tissa.

According to an AVP release, the house of the victim, namely Wangchi Wangsu was gutted in a fire on March 9.


Awareness prog on spice crops cultivation

ITANAGAR, Mar 24: Young Pioneers Welfare Association (YPWA) in collaboration with Spice Board of India organized an awareness programme for farmers to make them aware about various facilities available with Spices Board India and assistance provided by it to the farmers for ginger and turmeric cultivation at Jaipur Club, Namsai yesterday.

Retired IAS officer Tape Bagra suggested the 60 farmers attended the programme to make best use of the fertile lands for production of spices like ginger, turmeric etc to enhance livelihood. He suggested them to take up spice crops cultivation seriously for which Spice Board will extend necessary help and support.

During the interaction session with the farmers, senior field officer of Spices Board Vijeeshna V, said that she will to take up the matters of marketing of their produces with the higher authorities of Spices Board for providing a market linkage channel and programme.

The farmers have shown keen interest on spice cultivation.

The YPWA has assured to conduct more such awareness, seminars and training programmes for the farmers and SHGs in the coming days.


AACS clarifies

ITANAGAR, Mar 24: The Arunachal Anti-Corruption Sena has denied the report that one the extortionists arrested at Ziro namely Sime Killo is their member. Sime was arrested yesterday by Ziro police for his involvement in extortion activities along with two other dreaded criminals. The organization claimed that the said person is neither a member of Arunachal Anti-Corruption Sena nor he was ever appointed by them.


AYSU condemns goondaism

ITANAGAR, Mar 24: The All Yachuli Students Union (AYSU) has condemned the extortion activities carried out by student leaders, member of NSCT and anti-corruption group in Ziro II area. The union warned that such kind of crime and extortion activities will not be tolerated in Yachuli. Further they appealed Yazali police to arrest all the remaining accused involved in looting of the wine shop at Potin.


Posting of regular AE demanded

ITANAGAR, Mar 24: Tali-Pipsorang Youth Welfare Association (TPYWA) and Tali-Pipsorang Anti-Corruption Forum (TPACF) in a joint representation to the PWD minister have appealed for posting of a regular and new Assistant Engineer at Tali PWD sub-division.

Alleging misappropriation of public money by the present AE in-charge, both the organizations further urged the higher authorities to stop LoC till the posting of new AE at Tali PWD sub-division.


News Impact

Don Bosco College lecturer found dead

Candle light rally held seeking justice for the deceased

ITANAGAR, Mar 24: The dead body of Dilip Thatal, a political science lecturer of Don Bosco College, Jullang was found yesterday from Chiputa area near Doimukh. The 29 year old Thatal, son of a police constable had gone missing on Sunday. His body was discovered by villagers from the banks of river Pare at Chiputa.  

While talking to this daily, officer in charge of Doimukh PS, Padi Payang informed that the villagers called the police to inform about the sighting of a dead body around 8.30 in the morning. “Drowning seemed to be the cause of the death as per our initial investigation. Most probably the body was brought down from the upstream. His body did not bear any major injury,” informed OC Doimukh. However, he added that on the basis of an FIR filed by the parents of late Thatal, a murder case has been registered. Further, he added that the mobile CDR of the victim has been sent to the Police headquarters.

Thousands of students carried out a candle light march from Akashdeep market to IG park tennis court seeking justice for Late Thatal today evening. The marchers called for thorough investigation into the lecturer’s death. Students of Don Bosco College, Dera Natung Govt. College along with the teaching community from Don Bosco, DNGC, RGU and Holy Cross School Nyokum Lapang took part in the rally. AAPSU President Kamta Lapung who participated in the rally extended condolences to the family of late Thatal on behalf of the student community of the state. He also added that AAPSU will extend cooperation in the fight to seek justice for the departed. The management, staff and students of Don Bosco College have expressed deep shock over sudden death of Late Thatal. “From the knowledge we gathered about the manner in which his mortal remains was found, we suspect foul play in this case and not a natural death but murder. Therefore, we condemn this heinous act of brutality. We, the management, staff and students of Don Bosco College strongly appeal to the authorities to book the culprits who are responsible for his death and give justice to Dilip Thatal and his grieving family,” stated Fr. Nicholas, principal of the college.

Arunachal Pradesh Catholic Association has also condemned the alleged murder of the lecturer. They have appealed the state government to properly investigate the case and give exemplary punishment to the person involved in such heinous crime.



No internal strife within Congress in Arunachal: Cong LP

ITANAGAR, Mar 24: The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) in Arunachal Pradesh has denied any internal problems among the party legislators

The CLP meeting, which was convened here yesterday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has termed reports about internal strife in the party as baseless, fabricated and politically motivated, engineered by vested interests, government spokesman Bamang Felix said in a statement here today.

Dubbing it as an act with an intent to create confusion, the meeting resolved to take legal action against those involved in spreading rumour using mass and social media.

The members authorised Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee president Padi Richo and the CLP leader to take disciplinary action against any member proved to be involved in indiscipline or anti-party activities, Felix said.

The meeting also discussed on the proposed visit of Congress president Sonia Gandhi to the state in April, besides other issues like the Land Acquisition Bill, suggestions for compilation of the Vision 2030 document for the state, Niti Aayog and 14th Finance Commission award.

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki asked the members to prepare development plans for their respective constituencies prioritising projects and plans to be implemented in the next five years.

"This will help in decentralisation of the planning process and participation of the grass root people in choosing their own developmental path," Tuki said and suggested all development related schemes be beneficial to every individual of the society.

The Chief Minister underscored the importance of adhering to all prescribed guidelines so that legal complications were avoided during the implementation process, which may invite criticism and also hamper in completion of the projects and stressed on judicious utilisation of all funds, the statement said.

Tuki also informed the members that the state's financial position was stable and sought their suggestion for additional resource mobilisation and innovative ideas, which could be incorporated in the ensuing Budget, the statement added. PTI



Govt. appeals public to defy bandh

ITANAGAR, Mar 24: The state government has appealed to the public to defy the proposed 12-hr Capital Complex bandh called by All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) on March 26 from 5 am.

The Chief Secretary in an order asked all the Government employees in Capital Complex to attend offices. He instructed all HoDs to ensure cent percent attendance of employees on that day unless there is a pre-sanctioned leave.

“All state Govt. offices, educational institutions in Capital Complex, including the Civil Secretariat and departmental offices will remain open and State Transport buses ply on that day,” it said.

“Anybody found absent on the bandh day without prior permission would be liable to be treated as unauthorized absent and the salary for the day will be deducted invariably,” the order cautioned.

The Chief Secretary instructed DGP to provide maximum police support to the district administration and other offices wherever required to ensure that no untoward incident takes place.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Mige Kamki today held a meeting with market welfare committees of both Itanagar and Naharlagun, members of transport associations, Capital Complex SP, SDPO in view of the proposed bandh call.

The representatives of Itanagar Market Welfare Association, Naharlagun Bazaar Welfare Committee and Transport Associations have reportedly assured to run all kinds of business and services as usual during the bandh day, the DC informed.

They requested the District Administration to make adequate security arrangements to deal with any kind of untoward incident during the bandh and also to issue a circular asking all shopkeepers to keep their shops open. They further appealed to ANSU call off the proposed bandh and adopt other democratic means of protest.



Thousands take out candle-light procession at Pasighat


PASIGHAT, Mar 24: Several thousands of people, including members of various woman organizations, student unions, NGOs, business community and civil society took out a peaceful candle light procession at Pasighat town this evening to protest the mysterious death of a 23-year-old girl Bunu Rawat near here on March 14.

The peace march started at Two-Mile area and passed through the National Highway and culminated at Gandhi Chowk at Pasighat market.

The protesters demanded speedy investigation of the death case and urged the authority to punish the culprit(s) under the appropriate section of the law. They also offered prayer before the Gandhi statue for justice of the victim family.

The protesters also gave the authority concern seven days to solve the case failing which they threatened to launch rigorous mass movement. They further submitted a petition to East Siang Deputy Commissioner demanding for institution of a high level inquiry into the death case.



NES does not endorse bandh

ITANAGAR, Mar 24: Taking strong reservation over the proposed 12 hours ANSU bandh on March 26 in the Capital complex, the Nyishi Elite Society (NES) today said that it not only disassociates from it but also does not endorse the proposed “illogical” bandh call.

NES stated that, the bandh is going to badly affect the poor vegetable and meat vendors in the Capital complex, most of whom are from the Nyishi community. It is going to adversely affect the poor Nyishis due to the Nyishi community based organization like ANSU who is supposed to work for the betterment of the Nyishis, the NES said in a release.

The NES had been endorsing some of the genuine community issues including bandh calls of the All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) in the past, the release said.  However, regarding the bandh call on the Pre-Paid Energy Meter (PPEM) issue, “we have strong reservations and made our stand very clear, since the PPEM issue is not a Nyishi community based issue nor a Nyishi area issue, rather, it is an issue of the entire dwellers of the Capital complex coming from all communities of the state and outside,” the NES said. As the compulsory installation of PPEM has been withdrawn on 4th February 2015, it is no more an issue now and hence, there is no locus standi to justify the bandh call, the NES said while adding that bandh call coincides with the students’ multifarious productive activities like examinations of universities, colleges and schools for building their future.

“We need to be adaptable to new technology which is susceptible to protest without knowing the advantage as was done during the advent of the computer in the country,” it said, adding that, the PPEM already installed have been given the option for pre-paid or post paid meters on written request from consumers.

Informing that the NES does not subscribe to any strike calls from any organizations according to its decision which was passed in the Yazali Silver Jubilee conference of 17-21st April 2013, the Society said that  the democratic protest should be on the principle of established system  like  submission of the representation/memorandum, dialogue, ultimatum, peaceful protest and finally the strike stage after giving considerable time for redressal of any issue.

It further requested the state Govt to ensure peace and tranquility during the bandh call.

Meanwhile, the NES appealed to the state Govt to conduct an exposure trip of all the NGOs like Itanagar/Naharlagun Market Welfare Associations (I/NMWA), All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU), community based students’ unions, youth and women organizations, media, panchayats and municipalities to outside  the state to study the merits and de-merits of PPEM. The Government should facilitate PPEM online re-charge facilities and also make 24x7 dedicated Complaint Redressal Centre (CRC) available at designated locations in sectors and market area.



Questions arise over fairness of SIT investigation

ITANAGAR, Mar 24: The recent arrest of five persons for their alleged involvement in APPSCCE paper leak case has deeply divided the public opinion. Sections of people, especially the family members and close relatives of the alleged accused believe that in order to protect the actual culprits at the top, their relatives are being made scapegoats.

“As per the press statement of the SIT published on 22nd March, it seems like the investigation team is trying to make lower rank officials scapegoat to save some people. This can be substantiated by going through the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission rules of procedure & conduct of examination guidelines, 2012. Wherein, section 48(iii) says that examinations related materials will not be kept for a maximum period of 3 years. How can a person be held responsible for giving out old question paper?” questioned one of the relatives. Further they added, “Section 34(i) says that the particular examination materials to be used for the day of examination will be decided by the commission in presence of secretary, joint secretary/controller of exam (COE), deputy secretary, under secretary and so concerned. It is learnt that both deputy secretary and under secretary alleged in the case were not at all involved in the entire recruitment process of APPSCE-2014. Therefore how can they be accused of wrongdoing?”

Further, they added, “Section 31, clearly spelled that the setting of question papers will be outsourced to reputed firms by observing codal formalities. Subsection 31(i) says that in case of outsourcing is not possible a question bank may be maintained by the commission for reference which will be updated periodically to include more questions from new/emerging fields in current event. And, the subsection (vi) of section 31 says that no one working in the commission will be engaged to set question paper and moderate it. Section 33 (i) to (vi) specifies the direction for storage and maintenance of question papers. In these sub-sections it is clearly says that question papers will be kept in strong room and one key will be kept with COE and another with authourized officers as decided by commission; and necessary log book will be maintained for entry and exit in strong room.”

“How a person who was not assigned duty and one who was not present in station could be held responsible in this case. Since the GS paper is usually set on the basis of current affairs, how could the question set four years back in 2011 was used for state’s prestigious civil services recruitment in 2014,” they questioned. Also since the question papers were stored in a strong room and the key was with controller of examinations and authourized person decided by the commission, it is nearly impossible to leak question papers without knowledge of official custodian, they added. The family member and relatives have appealed the SIT to unearth truth rather than eye-washing public and the aspirants.



World TB Day observed in Arunachal Pradesh

ITANAGAR, Mar 24: The World TB Day with the theme “Reach, Treat, Cure Everyone” was observed today in various parts of the state.

At ROING; The World TB Day was organized at Regional Diagnostic Centre, District Hospital, Roing today.

Dr. S. J. Mitapo, District TB Officer highlighted on World TB Day and on RNTCP programme. He explained various necessary steps required to control TB, its diagnosis and treatment at DOTS under RNTCP and its mechanism of functioning. He also informed that Sputum Microscopy was done free of cost and good quality anti TB drugs supplied free of cost to TB patients for full course. He informed the gathering about the performances of DTC, Roing since inception of the RNTCP in the district and also about implementation of DOTS Plus Services in the District.

On the occasion, the message “Swachh Bharat, Swasth Bharat” and “TB Mukt Bharat” was delivered to the audience and urged upon the gathering to spread this message throughout the district to eliminate TB.

DMO Dr. D. Wange also spoke about observation of the World TB Day and informed that the World TB Day is being observed to spread message, knowledge and preventive measures regarding TB to everyone. He also highlighted the signs and symptoms of TB so that anyone can judge himself and get screened for disease like TB. He further appreciated all ASHAs for attending the meeting on this occasion.  DIPRO

At TEZU, to mark the celebration of World TB Day, a health awareness and sensitization meeting with the theme ‘Reach, Treat, Cure Everyone’, was organized at Panbari village, Lohit District today.

While DMO spoke on Tuberculosis, Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme and other national control programmes.

Meanwhile the DMO advised the villagers to take full advantage of all the national health control programmes for a healthy and disease free state.

DRCHO Dr. Nani Rika highlighted schemes under NHM.

Dr. J Ado District Programme Officer National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) delivered speech on TB-HIV co-infection and vector borne diseases and its preventive measure and management.

Soratlum Kri, Senior Treatment Supervisor urged the villagers to help the Medical Department in fight against TB and bring the disease under control. DIPRO

At Pasighat; The medical fraternity of Pasighat today took out a procession to create awareness on TB and focus on the many issues that make TB control an enormous challenge. ‘Reach, treat and cure TB’, is the theme of this year’s World TB Day observation.

The doctors, nurses, NGO members and other health workers participated in the procession carrying posters and banners on TB education.

At Ziro; Saint Claret College Ziro (SCCZ) observed the World Tuberculosis Day by organizing an awareness seminar on the theme, “Reach, Treat, and Cure Everyone,” organized by District Health Society (RNTCP), Lower Subansiri District, Ziro in association with the Health Club of the college.

Speaking at the occasion, Dr. Hage Nibo, District Tuberculosis Officer, enlightened the students about the fatality of TB, its symptoms and causes. One out of every five global cases of TB is from India, which costs the country precious human resource and a financial deficit of Rs. 12,000 crores, informed Dr. Nibo.

He also explained DOTS - Directly Observed Treatment Short - which is effective in curing TB in 6-9 months and is readily available in government hospitals free of cost. He informed the students of the existence of two TB detection setups, one at Hapoli and the other at Yazali, whose services are available for the public.

Dr. Moli Riba, District Medical Officer, chaired the session. In his address, he requested the student fraternity to pass on the knowledge on the cure and prevention of TB to their friends and families in order to rid the society of this disease.  To the delight of the audience, he informed that after 9 years of effort, the District Hospital at Hapoli would soon be getting an X-Ray machine and facilities for preservation of blood donated.

Dr. (Fr.) Paulson Veliyannoor, Principal of the college, assured the DMO of all cooperation for conduction of various awareness programs in future. The Seminar ended with a hands-on experience with the microscopic examination of bacillus tuberculosis.



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Declare results

Dear Editor,

It has been more than two months since the conduction of UDC written exam by the Hon Guwhati High court, but result has not been declared yet. This delay is creating suspicion among the candidates.

OMR sheet can be evaluated within very short period of few days. So it is out of our comprehension why they are taking so much time to declare the results of the written exam.

Written exam of Sheristadar was also conducted by the same authority whose result was declared within two months.

So we the aspirants appeal the concerned authority to declare the results of the written exam of UDC as soon as possible.






A draconian imposition

Dear Editor,

It is learned that the commission is going to conduct the APPSCCE mains exam 2013-14 from the first week of June which will curtails equal right of the RGU and other university students as well. More than seventy percent of the candidates are student, with no fault of ours why should candidates of various universities be forced to face unequal competition which is against the spirit of the law of land. Why the Commission is in a haste to conduct just after the RGU exam? And what about those students whose academic exam run till last week of June? Can’t the commission postpone the mains exam till July or August for student’s sake?

Usually routine for mains exam are advertised prior to thirty days or forty- five days thereby allowing at least one month for aspirant to prepare well for the exam. The university exams last till the end of May and appearing for civil service mains exam with hardly one week in hand to prepare for is a draconian imposition.

Therefore, I appeal the commission to fix the date of mains exam keeping all these factors under consideration otherwise there will be litigation, hunger strikes and demonstrations.


A candidate




High fees

Dear Editor,  

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to highlight that there are many private coaching institutes in Itanagar, Naharlagun and Nirjuli which demands sky scraping fee from students for admission. Well, they are doing a commendable job in preparing the young aspirants in achieving their dream. Also, with the passage of time the competition level is raising day by day. Almost all the students have understood this reality and they wants to be trained in the best institute and by the best teachers.

Unfortunately, due to high fee structure, lots of students fail to get admission. These institutes should have bit of humility for students since we are the future.

I would be glad if the concerned ministry, NGOs, parents and student leaders look into this matter seriously.


Nyalen Hakom

Student, GHSSI




Intervention with good strategy needed

Dear Editor,

This is in reference to PM’s inspiring Mann Ki Baat speech to Indian farmers. One remembers verse 1032 of The Thirukural (book of verses written by Tamil Poet Thiruvalluvar) which says "Farmers are the linch-pin of the world, for they support all those who take to other work, not having the strength to plough."

India which is fourth largest economy of the world has transformed itself from a food deficit nation to a food surplus country by using technology to step up its agricultural produce. But the  problem which is looming large is that -many youngsters in rural areas find working in farms and fields unattractive & non-profitable. So  they instead migrate to cities in search of greener pastures. An urgent policy intervention coupled with a good strategy is needed, which will make the profession of agriculture attractive for them & also add respectability to their profession and would thus pave way for a second green revolution.



Chennai 87




Commendable work

Dear Editor,

Once again Police have earned people's confidence particularly of student community by cracking APPSCCE 2k14 mains paper leakage case. They deserve all appreciation. Now this group of people with cheap intentions need real lesson. Teach them such a lesson so that no men dare again to play with others hard work and future. Least of mercy should be shown to them for the harm they did to so many aspirants. Let law of the land prevail.


Makrum Buchi





Give us what we want

Dear Editor,

A salute to the SIT for arresting the culprits behind APPSCE paper leakage but I don't think this team will give us what we want. As per news carried in local dailies, four of arrested person have been admitted in RK Mission hospital (not in jail). Shall we call this arrest as a pre-planned arrest? This reminds us the arrest of former Chief Minister G. Apang in 1000 crore PDS scam. He was also admitted in the same hospital. What happened next? The whole episode of PDS scam perished where as masses was waiting to see all those listed names walking into jail. This time also we are waiting for an exemplary punishment to the culprits behind paper leakage. But as of now it’s in the same route of PDS scam. Hope this SIT will make us believe in law.

Lastly, we fail to understand why our Medias are so paralyzed. Atleast they should have made the news with photos of arrested persons.








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Keep Lower Subansiri safe  

Considered to be one of the most popular tourist destinations of state, Lower Subansiri district, is in news for all the wrong reason in recent days. Incidents of extortion and looting by hardcore criminals as well as student leaders have emerged in the last couple of days. Ziro police arrested four extortionists and also recovered huge cache of illegal arms from them. The incident raises serious question marks over effectiveness of police check gates.

The Arunachal Pradesh Police has set up check gates at Kimin, Yazali and Doimukh which are gateway to the district. How can the criminals enter district headquarter passing through these gates without being caught as they were carrying illegal firearms? The report about student leaders of district involving in goondaism activities is a matter of deep concern. The citizens of Lower Subansiri, who are considered to be peace loving and well educated need to rise up against such criminals and take strong steps to make district a safe place for tourists as well citizens.  People will have to keep aside the tribe and area allegiance in order to fight against the criminals. Often in the past people of Lower Subansiri district have shown way to rest of the Arunachal and again it is time they collectively take lead in this fight against the extortionists  and organized criminals. They just cannot afford to turn one of the most developed districts of state into a crime hub. Big responsibilities lie on the people of Lower Subansiri district.