May 05


News Impact


Eviction against Govt land encroachment demanded


RUKSIN, May 4: Ruksin Area Youth Front (RAYF) and general people of Ruksin have demanded the authority to evict the illegal occupants of Govt land in Ruksin township without delay.

Expressing concern over encroachment of government notified land in Ruksin township, the RAYF gave Ruksin SDO (civil) one month to vacate the Govt notified land. The Forum also sought the intervention of East Siang deputy commissioner to evict illegal structures constructed at encroached land and threatened to launch democratic movement in support of its demand.

The RAYF claimed that despite repeated pleas, the SDO is keeping mum over the issue and thereby playing an irresponsible role. The Ruksin SDO (C) Yemlin Tayeng earlier denied any illegal occupation of government land in the township. But the illegal occupation was ascertained after the matter was taken up with district Land Settlement and Revenue department.

It is said that  a large portion of the government notified land at Ruksin township are under illegal occupation of some non-bonafide individuals, who have been  erecting temporary and permanent structures on the encroached land.



ASUD help desk

ITANAGAR, May 4: The Delhi University (DU) has decentralized the admission procedure of undergraduate course for SC/ST categories this year. Students seeking admission in the university have to apply in the college where his/her percentage fulfills the college’s cut off list, informed Arunachal  Students’ Union Delhi (ASUD).

While giving some admission related informations, ASUD said that admission forms for LLB and LLM courses under Delhi University would be available from May 7 onwards. Undergraduate forms will be issued on or before May 20 while postgraduate forms are being issued for some selected department, it said. The students may contact Arunachal Students’ Union Delhi (tele: 9716432014) or any Arunachalee students studying in Delhi for personal assistance or  Delhi University Information Centre (UIC) - 155215 or 011-27006900 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm), [email protected] or visit www.du.ac.in for further admission related informations.


Prohibitory order

ITANAGAR, May 4: Lower Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner has prohibited the collection of sand gravel and boulder from the Reserve Forest Area in Lower Dibang Valley District with immediate effect. Any violation of the order will be viewed seriously and dealt, it said.

The prohibitory order has been issued following a complaint lodged by Natual Resources Preservation Forum that some people were engaged in indiscriminate collection of sand gravel and boulders from the Reserve Forest Area of Sukha nallah and lpipanighat, located near Malek village.

“Such collection of sand gravel and boulders from the Forest Reserve Area not only violates the relevant Forest Act enforced in the state but also is dangerous from ecological point of view,” the order said.  It is stated in the Arunachal Pradesh Minor Minerals Concession Rule 2002' (APMMCR), chapter -11, section -3 that “No mining lease/permit shall be granted in the forest area including land having natural vegetation without the prior clearance/approval of the Government of India under the Forest (cons) Act t 980, " it added.



ITANAGAR, May 4: In a proud moment for Arunachal Pradesh,  Dr Radhe Talo has cleared this year Union Public Service Commission Exam (UPSCE). According to the result sheet, Talo has secured 890 ranks.

Son of late Radhe Gyute and Radhe Yapa, Dr Talo hails from Tajang village of Ziro in Lower Subansiri district.

A very brilliant student since his school days Dr Talo had completed his MBBS degree from JIPMER Medical College, Pondicherry. He did his schooling from VKV Seijosa, Balijan and then his higher secondary from RKM, Narottam Nagar, Deomali.


Relief sought for Seppa fire victims

ITANAGAR, May 4: East Kameng District Youth Congress Coordination Committee of 5th Assembly Congress Committee today demanded the state government to provide immediate relief to the fire victims, who lost all their house-hold properties in a fire mishap at Type-II Colony, Seppa on the night of May 2. A 10 year-old boy was also killed in the fire mishap, the Committee said.

Properties worth lakhs of rupees were lost in the fire accident, the committee claimed after spot visit of the  fire mishap site.


Orgs demand committee report within a week

ITANAGAR, May 4: All Nyishi Youth Council (ANYC), Arunachal Pradesh Abotani Clans Youth Organization (APTCYO) and All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Forum (AAPYF) have appealed to the committee  on the issue of illegal land allotment to non-APST to submit its report  within a week.

“We are waiting for last four months for committee report, but the committee failed to come out with a final report till today, the three organizations resented in a joint release.

The organizations in its joint meeting held here today demanded the committee to submit its report for necessary action to the state Govt within 7 days. It threatens to launch phase-wise bandh if the committee fails to submit its report within a week.


Restore telephone service

ITANAGAR, May 4: Telephone services, both mobile and land line, are reportedly defunct in Changlang due to ill maintenance.

While describing the hardship faced by the people due to non-availability of telephone services, Tangshang Rhung Union, demanded the General Manager (T) to restore telephone services immediately by initiating some certain corrective measures such as posting of JTO and Telecom Technical Assistant at Changlang telephone exchange. The union alleged that the telephone exchange at Changlang is presently run by casual/contingency staff. It suggested for installation of over head OFC line between Margherita-Changlang road, immediate repairing of the DG set, construction of a store room at BTS at Old Changlang village. It also demanded regularization of the contingency staff.


Committee mourns death of anthem composer

ITANAGAR, May 4: D-Sector Development Welfare Committee Naharlagun deeply mourned the demise of Yadam Koniya,  the  composer of Tagin-Si-Dony anthem, who died at General Hospital, Naharlagun on Wednesday. Late Koniya, 65,  left behind her 4 sons and 3 daughters. “Death of Yadam Koniya is an irreparable loss to her family and the Society,” the committee  said in a condolence message.


Kharif crops cultivation training for women SHGs

ITANAGAR, May 4: Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA), Pasighat East Siang District in an effort to disseminate the latest technology for cultivation of Kharif crops to farmers of different villages conducted frontline demonstration on Kharif crops cultivation at Pangi, Sissen, Rina, Sigar, Koyu, Mebo, Borguli, Yagrung, Kiyit and Ngopok villages recently.

ATMA, Pasighat Project Director A Doso advised the women SHGs to seek assistance on any agri-crops related scheme from Agriculture department and allied sectors.

Besides demonstration of cultivation of Kharif crops by D Sen and K Socia, Peripatetic Training Officer (PTO) Y J Lego imparted training on herbal medicines and demonstrated the process of preparation of pickles and other food stuffs.

Altogether, 300 farm women of 20 SHGs were trained in last months.


Health camp

ITANAGAR, May 4: The Women Welfare Association (WWA), Rupa organized a Mega Health Camp at Rupa from April 25 to 27.

All together 1500 (approx.) patients were benefited by the health camp.

PW Dinglow, ZPM cum WWA chairperson extended her gratefulness to the Department of Health Services and R.K. Mission Hospital, and the DMO and his team of doctors of Bomdila for their all support in making the camp a grand success.

Parliamentary Secretary (PWD cum Principal Advisor to Chief Minister T. N Thongdok  and former minister D.K Thongdok  attended the inaugural function of the camp

R D. Thongon, SDO, Rupa and I.B Singh, Sr. Soil Conservator Officer attended the closing ceremony.

Free Tibet’ signatures campaign reaches Arunachal

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, May 4: Sherab Tsedor, one of three activists, who embarked on signature campaign against Chinese atrocities on Tibetans, reached here as part of its three-month-long all India Tibet awareness and support campaign with the “Free Tibet” solgan.

The campaign started at Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh on the 53rd Tibetan National Uprising Day on March 10 under the banner “A Messenger of Snowland”. Addressing the  media persons here today, Sherab Tsedor appealed for the solidarity  with its campaign for “Free Tibet”. He appealed the world community including UN to raise voice for freedom of Tibet and democracy.  Sherab, who himself immolated once protesting against the Human Rights violation in Tibet, informed that 35 Tibetans have self immolated so far since 2009 out of  whom 26 succumbed to their injuries and 9 others are  still traceless.

Free Tibetan campaigners demanded People’s Republic of China for free and an autonomous Tibet and reinstatement of Dalai Lama as free Tibet spiritual leader.

Lamenting over present situation at Tibet, he alleged that many Tibetans women and girls are being raped and killed in Tibet.  “Every human has liberty by birth and their fundamental rights should be equally respected,” he  said.

It is worth mentioning here that “Free Tibet’ activist Sherab Tsedor alias Migmar Tenzin arrived here blindfolded with a black strip on his eyes. “Wake up UN” –  three word message was inscribed in the strip, which, Tsedor claimed,  signifies the United Nation’s shaky stand on Tibet Human Right violation.



Berung Pig Breeding Farm cries for Govt’s attention

Prafulla Kaman

PASIGHAT, May 4: Despite being endowed with enormous scopes of agriculture allied activities like animal farming, the “District Pig Breeding Farm” set up at Berung near Pasighat is crying for government’s attention to perform to its fullest potential.

Located at 7 km south of Pasighat town, the piggery farm was established in 1992 with a view to conserve the local pig species as well as to produce quality piglets for supplying among rearers in a very nominal rate. Subsequently, a centrally sponsored project was reportedly introduced in the farm in 2006. But the farm is still running without proper infrastructure and other required facilities. Moreover, inadequate feeding and poor nutritional management is reportedly affecting normal growth of the reared animals.

The only piggery farm running under the Directorate of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary aims to produce local pig breeds known as “Doom Pig”. It is observed that the Doom pigs that reared by the common villagers since time immemorial fell into endangered list and its conservation is need of hour.

The Government of India launched a project in 2006 to save Doom Pig species from being extinct. Doom Pig, though it is not commercially viable as compared to other cross-breed varieties, it  is necessary to conserve the local species for production of cross- breed and research activates like Genetic Engineering. The Pig Breeding Farm has a ‘Breeding Unit’ and ‘Growers Shed’. The breeding unit is equipped with 20 breeding chambers, where the Doom Boars and the mother pigs are kept in separable condition. Besides 15 breeding mothers there are some Large White Yorksire in the farm, which are capable to produce about 700 piglets worth Rs 3 Lakh in a year.

There is a pathetic and unsanitary look in the pig breeding farm. The attendant of the farm informed that locally available foodstuff are being fed to the animals. No boiler shed has been developed in the farm in order to feed boiled or sterilized food to the pigs. The attendant also rued the lack of water supply as a major problem in processing animal feed.

The Senior Veterinary Officer of Pasighat Dr. N Taloh, who is looking after the breeding farm, has pointed towards paucity of fund as cause of the pitiable condition of the farm. He informed that the state government grants about Rs 2 lakh in a year, which is inadequate to maintain the farm and farming activities. The limited fund granted by the government can not meet the cost of procurement of certified food and other nutrients.

On the other hand, the Veterinary Training Institute, set up at Pasighat is also hit hard by power supply problem. A lot of costly machineries supplied to institute are reportedly lying unused as the state government is not funding for smooth functioning of the institute.



Federation demands cancellation of Naying public hearing

ITANAGAR, May 4: Siang Bachao Federation (SBF) demanded the  Arunachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board (SPCB)  to immediately cancel the proposed public hearing for Naying Hydro Power Project to be held at Naying under Tato circle in West Siang district on May 11.

In a letter to the SPCB chairman the Federation said that forceful conduct of public hearing may lead to law and order situation.

The MoU or  MoA for the project was signed by the previous government without the taking   the local people into the confidence, the Federation said. Moreover, it said, the Land Acquisition Act of 1894 has not been followed properly and the Tribal Forest Right Act for local populace has been totally neglected while signing MoU for the project. Most of the land of Siang valley are under submergence area and green belt restricted zone, the Federation claimed.

“We the people of downstream  area likely to be affected by the project  will not allow any public hearing proposed by concerned  authorities  as well as the Hydro Power developer until and unless state Govt and  power developer  redress the grievances of people,” the Federation said.

It further said that prior inform consent (PIC) seems to have been overlooked in the proposed Naying Hydro Power Project and  the administration  did not enlighten the majority of the  local people about  the EIA, EMP, RRP etc. of the Project.The people are not aware of the actual position of the project, it said.

The Federation said Aalo township also falls under submergence zone but it is not reflected in the cadastral survey as the authorities think  Aalo is a non-affected area.



AAPSU expels its 2 executives, organizations condemn attack

ITANAGAR, May 4: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has expelled its co-convenor Pebo Gyadi and his brother Lezen Gyadi, (Asst general secretary of Dera Natung Government College) from the central executive members as well as primary membership of the union for a period of 10 years for their involvement in the attack on Union’s general secretary Tujum Poyom.

The decision was taken in an emergency meeting of the Union here today. They are further debarred from taking part in any student union activities henceforth.

Taking strong exception to the attack on its general secretary, AAPSU said that the incident involving central executive members of the union has brought big  shame to the apex students body of the state. It termed the assault on its general secretary as attack on the “institute of AAPSU.”

“At a time when the AAPSU has been questioning the state government on the law and order problem of the state more particularly in the capital complex, the shameful incident has portrayed the union in poor light before the common masses,” AAPSU regretted.

The union further appealed one and all to desist from taking the issue in individual or communal line as there are reports pouring in that some people through various social networking sites and in the form of sms in mobiles are hell bent trying to give it another colour. The union is alive to the situation and is doing whatever is possible to punish the culprit.

All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) strongly condemned the attack on Poyom.

Violence is not at all a solution to any problem. Rather it worsens any situation, ANSU said and urged the youths to desist from taking the law into their own hands. The Union said that any difference could be solved through dialogue in peaceful manner. ANSU appealed to punish the culprits as per law. It also appealed public to discourage wrongdoer even if they belongs his/her family and relatives.

Meanwhile, ANSU urged the State Government to bring out some good mechanism to control law and order problem in state capital.

“Only peace can bring development and prosperity to the state and to bring peace in state capital, punishment of the guilty as per the magnitude of the crime is a must,” ANSU added.

Meanwhile, West Siang District Students’ Union (WSDSU) and Galo Students Union (GSU) expressed serious concern over deteriorating law and order situation in the state capital saying that the attack on Poyom and his wife has simply reflected the total lawlessness in the capital region.

“We are deeply hurt by the incident which clearly shows that common publics are not at all secured in Capital Complex despite the government’s tall claim of ensuring peace in the state,” both WSDSU and GSU said in a memorandum to chief minister today.

“Taking strong note on attack on Poyom, we request your govt. to give exemplary punishment to the perpetrators of the crime, who dared to take law in their hands,” the memorandum said. It alleged that increasing rates of crimes are only due to political backup to criminals.

“Criminals are moving freely. They do whatever they want and go unpunished. This is a serious threat to your govt,” it said.

“We believe that under your leadership law shall prevail and guilty would be punished. This is the only way to restore our faith in govt,” it added.

“We’re also waiting for govt.’s response on Nirjuli fire accident in which Tamar Yoka lost his wife and two children. We demand stringent action by the administration or else we’ll be forced to launch non co-operation movement against the govt,” it added.

The All Upper Subansiri District Student’s Union (AUSDSU) and All Arunachal Pradesh Anti Corruption Activist Association (AAPACAA) have also vehemently condemned the attack on Poyom and demanded exemplary punishment for culprits as per law.

While appealing to the civil society not to be involved in such matter to protect the culprits, AUSDSU urged the student community of the state to raise voice against the barbaric act which deserves condemnation from all quarters.

AAPACAA blamed the failure of police in arresting and punishing the offenders of law for the increasing law and order problem in the state capital. It demanded the state govt as well as police department to solve various cases which are yet to be solved.

AAPACAA  appealed to all citizens to support the AAPSU GS to get justice and pray for his early recovery.

Poyom has been referred to Guwahati for further treatment, it informed.

The Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU) also vehemently condemned the attack on Poyom and demanded the authority to book the culprit(s) under appropriate section of the law.



Taloh meets union minister, stresses on awareness camp on handlooms and textiles

ITANAGAR, May 4: Arunachal Pradesh Industries and Textiles Minister Tapang Taloh today called on Union Minister of State for Textiles Panabata Laxmi and discussed various problems related to handloom and textiles development in  the state. The meeting was also attended by development commissioners R.N Chobuy, handloom and S S Gupta, Handicrafts.

During the discussion, Taloh highlighted the initiatives taken for development of handloom and handicraft during his five month tenure.   The minister especially emphasized  on  enhancement of fund for the Group Approach Scheme and Cluster Development Schemes under the Integrated Handloom Development Schemes as it is the most popular schemes in Arunachal Pradesh.

Discussions were also held on various schemes such as Institutional Credit, Mill Gate Price Scheme, Handloom Weavers Comprehensive Welfare Scheme and Financial Package, Design and Technology, Babasaheb Arnbedkar Hastshilp Vikas Yojna, Marketing support and services and Handicrafts Artisans Comprehensive Welfare schemes etc. The Minister requested the development commissioners of both handloom and handicrafts to set up  awareness camps about various schemes. Both the  development commissioners reportedly agreed in principle to conduct awareness camp at appropriate time in the state.

The Union minister highly appreciated the initiative taken by Taloh for development of handloom and textiles in Arunachal Pradesh, according to a release.



Tuki  fulfills Khandu’s dream: Phurpa


DIRANG, May 4: Spelling out that Late Dorjee Khandu had always wanted the legislators from the Buddhist belt to stand united and come under the umbrella of the Congress party, Dirang legislator Phurpa Tsering said that the former chief minister’s unfinished agenda had been fulfilled by the present CM Nabam Tuki by inducting the erstwhile PPA and independent MLA’s of the area within the Congress fold.

“I am thankful to party President Sonia Gandhi and CM Nabam Tuki and assure to abide by the Congress ideology in letter and spirit and will never let the party down which has reposed so much faith in me”, said the MLA at the membership drive-cum-refresher meet of the party workers here today.  Presided over by   Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) general secretary Byabang Nakh and West Kameng District Congress Committee President Tsewang Norbu, the meet resolved to strengthen and make the party more vibrant by enrolling more members, revocation of expulsion order of panchayat leaders and party workers, appointment of working president and other office bearers for Dirang block and the District Congress Committee.

Meanwhile, the local MLA also announced to construct an office building for the Block Congress Committee from his MLALAD.



SHGs’ Solidarity Day

KHONSA, May 4: The 8th Self Help Group (SHG) solidarity day under ANMA (Assam, Nagaland, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh) Integral Development Agency (AIDA) was held in Government Hr. Sec. School, Khonsa, under the theme “Mentored and empowered; we are soaring to the new height”.

John pfokho the project manager of PEARL (Promotion of East Arunachal for Rural Livelihood) read out the AIDA work and its history in East Arunachal. There was a sharing from community based trainers (CBTs), community health workers (CHWs) and self help groups’ member. They shared the benefits, assistance getting from AIDA.

Fr. Bimal Lakra, the executive director of AIDA intimated about the challenges staffs are facing, and the activities carried out by the staffs in the villages. He highlighted about the future planned of PEARL project in East Arunachal Pradesh.

Earlier, inaugurating exhibition cum sale stalls, Tirap deputy commissioner W.Lowang  spoke about the importance of marketing and the needs to have good market linkages, uses of natural resources, and shared upon economic development concept.  He added that oranges and other fruits can be processed through which they could earn a lot of profits.

Lowang discouraged jhum cultivation since it is for short-term activity. He encouraged for taking up income generating activities like piggery, poultry, cattle rearing, kitchen gardening, horticulture, veterinary activities.

A total of 36 SHGs from 18 villages took part in exhibition. Valuable items that were generated from their group were exhibited. Product like gingers, soya bean, candles, chutney, pickles, vegetables, fruits, traditional cap, necklace, necktie, clothes, products from woodcraft, traditional table etc were exhibited. The exhibition was financed by Micro finance department.

Commandant of 36th BN CRPF B C Sharma  also attended programme.

The participants were from Tirap and Longding district.  

A panel discussion was organized for the self help group members to clarify their doubts.

The Branch manager of State Bank of India P. Kunwar, the DAO from Agriculture Department Khonsa Ganwang Hosai, and Assistance Project Officer in credit linkage of District Rural Development Agency of Khonsa P. Baham seated for the panel discussion with the self help groups.

All the resources persons shared the assistance available for the self help groups under their respective department and the procedures of availing it.

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Global land and poorer countries

A latest report by Friends of the Earth, an international watchdog  says that anywhere from 80 to 227 million hectares of rural, often agrarian land, typically in poorer countries have been taken over by private and corporate interests in recent years. Programmes and policies pushed by the World Bank, the organisation suggests, have been both directly and indirectly responsible for this trend, with examples reportedly coming from more than 60 countries.

Some of these are countries which struggle to feed their own populations  but which have enough fertile land to attract foreign investors, the report states.  Such figures are on the rise, driven by increased human demand for vegetable oils and the evolving global market for biofuels.

These developments have been further exacerbated by certain international efforts to combat global climate change, such as the U.N.-sponsored Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation programme.

Decades of World Bank policies have created the basis for what is happening today, observers feel. Most of the critics opined against Bank-led initiative known as the Principles for Responsible Agricultural Investment that Respects Rights, Livelihoods and Resources (commonly referred to as RAI), which came into existence in January 2010.

RAI may seek transparency from land deals, but even if done transparently, the transfer of large tracts of land to investors is still going to deprive smallholder farmers and local communities from crucial, life-sustaining resources for generations to come, observers say.


Appeal to RGU VC

Dear Editor,

The nuisance experienced during the recruitment of the various posts conducted in the recent months in RGU Campus which is still being afresh in mind that another haphazard story cropped up in the campus in the interview for teachers commenced from the last week of April and is to continue till May last.

What is surprising is that against one sanctioned post, 10 candidates, according to their merit, are being called for interview in each discipline for the post of assistant professor.

Fine, no problem in it but the question here arises is 20 candidates have been called for the post of Assistant Professor in the department of Zoology, whereas it was only 10 candidates for other departments. This was just to accommodate one of the candidates for the Zoology Department who happens to be a family member of an Assistant Professor who is from the Department of Botany. Who is also the 19th candidate in the merit list (Zoology).

My humble submission to V.C. Sir is that please see to it that there is fairness in selection of candidates and give the same opportunity to candidates for all the departments and call for 20 candidates per post instead of 10 candidates.

In today’s modern world in such competitive age, every candidate is aspiring and deserving, such injustice in the system can provoke innocent and diligent minds.

I appeal to you that these forms of corruption and nepotism have to be axed as soon as possible. We all look forward to a fair and competent selection process under your benevolent guidance.

Please keep the university above all these petty politics, you will have to assert yourself and stand for the right, let there be equality. No individual is above the rest however mighty or powerful he/she might be.

For the harsh facts of the matter are that we stand on this frontier at a turning point in history, we must prove all over again whether this nation or any nation so-conceived can long endure – whether our society with its freedom of choice, its breadth of opportunity, its range of alternatives - can compete with the advance of the other states.

As we face the coming challenges, we too shall wait upon the lord, and ask that we renew our strength. Then shall we be equal to the test. Then we shall not be weary and then we shall prevail.


Ngurang Meena

RGU campus



Allegations completely baseless

Dear Editor,

This is in reference to the letter published in your daily (April 27) wherein a person from Puchigeko has    raised questions about development activities saying Raga MLA did never visit Puchigeko circle  for a long time.

We welcome the suggestions and also feel it necessary to clarify the query made in the letter.

Although the allegations made by the person is false, we would like to bring it to the knowledge of everyone that in his tenure as the MLA of Raga Assembly, Nido Pavitra has brought multi-crore project-schemes in the constituency.

One of the biggest achievements so far is the Tamen-Dollungmukh road which was the dream project for the entire Raga constituency since 1972. He had it done by sanctioning Rs. 146 crore and now the work is in progress with completion of fifty percent of it. This project is now the life line for the people of Upper Subansiri and Lower Subansiri district as this road will connect these 2 districts to Itanagar via North Lakhimpur. Like-wise long felt dream projects of Jigi Mite road, Baja road, Yatap road and Ayi-Boa road under CRF road have been achieved during his tenure. And also upgradation of Govt.Secondary School Muri-Mugli to Higher Secondary School, creation of sub-divisional PWD office at Dollungmukh, massive infrastructure improvement of inspection Bungalow, tourism lodge etc and many Hariyali, IMPW, MIP, MIC, Flood control, poultry, Agri-Horti and Health and Education sector related programmes were taken up in the constituency. Many poverty elevation programmes were also taken up.

And in recent past the MLA had conducted extensive tour in entire constituency. From December' 2011 to April' 2012, the MLA had tirelessly conducted developmental meetings in various villages of Puchigeko and Daporijo Circles on various dates at Niji, Nguri, Dakpe, Muri-Mugli, Hankar, Pobo Yitor, Baja, Laa, Puchigeko and looked into public grievances and in addition to above, the MLA also conducted co-ordination meeting with CO, Puchigeko.  The MLA accepted various public invitations  to attend various festivals at Dakpe, Taliha and Baja village.

Experiencing such number of developments and witnessing his dynamic leadership, the public have applauded his work and showered him with praises and showed confidence in his leadership.

Thus the allegations leveled against MLA Nido Pavitra  are completely baseless, in fact the allegations highlight that the person is not aware of the social and political development of the area. Such an amount of work done by the MLA can not be ignored


Baja Yukpo, president

BBCC, Puchigeko

Yabom Lomdak

Anchal chairperson, Puchigeko

Guchi Tatum

President, Youth Congress,

Raga constituency



Demand for APPSC exam centre at Roing

Dear Editor,

Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) is to be appreciated for its attempt to facilitate  the aspirants to appear state civil service prelims in their respective district.

The initiative of the APPSC indeed has made even an average student possible to prepare himself for the prestigious examination at his home place cutting down his expenditure.

But annoyingly, the students of Lower Dibang Valley and Dibang Valley who appear for the prelim exam have to incur extra money for to and fro and accommodation at Tezu. It is a headache especially for those who stay at state capital doing their preparation, wasting his valuable 2-3 days just for reaching Tezu. Adding to the problem if there happens to be some bandh call in Assam, as experienced in past, we students suffer a lot. The mental agony we go through is severe. Secondly, it is the accommodation problem at Tezu which is the present center of exam. Tezu is short of proper accommodation facilities such as hotels, rest houses and IBs etc. It is definite that we students have to reach Tezu 3-4 days ahead of the exam day. To be noted that every student is not expected to have relatives at Tezu. Due to lack of proper accommodation students are forced to share rooms with their mates. It is worth mentioning here that  at least 300 students appear prelim examination from the above mentioned two districts.

Therefore, taking in note the problems faced by the students during exam time,  I would like to request, on behalf of whole student community of the two districts, to  the APPSC to allot prelim examination center at Roing, headquarter of Lower Dibang Valley for coming examinations.


Israel Perme

Lower Dibang Valley



Remarkable achievements

Dear Editor,

State Chief Minister Nabam Tuki laid down the foundation stones for construction of multi-storied ‘Soochona Bhawan’ at Papu Nallah, Naharlagun on  March 2 and foundation stone for construction of a multi-purpose building for Adi Baane Kebang office cum Doying Gumin Hall at Pasighat on April 25.  These are two remarkable and memorable contributions of the present Govt. I appreciate Tuki for his  bold steps  for developed Arunachal.

I hope, such remarkable contributions of CM Nabam Tuki will be remembered for ever by the personnel of IPR department and the Adi people in particular and the people of the state in general.


Onyok Pertin, Pasighat



What a pleasant surprise!

Dear Editor,

In those days the Upper Subansiri district Headquarter Daporijo was described as backward area, but the scenario of Daporijo has changed in recent days with improvement of drainage system and better road communication.

Since my childhood,  I had been observing the pathetic condition of the roads, particularly, drainage system along the road due to improper construction or lack of proper maintenance.

 Many citizens of Daporijo had appealed to the authorities concerned to improve drainage system and condition of township. Finally, they got the positive response during recent visit of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki to Daporijo  and some other areas.

After his visit, a new chapter of development begins  as the renovation of pathetic road condition and maintenance of drainage system has been undertaken.

Credit goes to CM Nabam Tuki. I personally appreciate Tuki for his new initiative in development front.







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