May  24



The cash reward of  Rs 10 lakhs announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be kept secret.  The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006




APCSOA condemns attack on member

ITANAGAR, May 23: Arunachal Pradesh Civil Service Officers Association (APCSOA) has vehemently condemned the physical assaults on APCS officers engaged in Election duty in Kurung Kumey at Palin ADC HQs yesterday.

“It is very unfortunate that educated and politically aware people have developed a trend of taking the law into their own hands thus jeopardizing the administrative mechanism,” APCSOA said in a release. Expressing grave concern over series of attacks on its members throughout the state, APCSOA said that such mindless attack would not be tolerated anymore in future and threatened to launch democratic movement if such incidents recur. APCSOA also condemned the Seppa incident in which few APCS officers engaged in election duty have been manhandled by public.

It appealed to all sections of people to maintain peace and harmony and to have faith in the justice delivery system of the country.  The association also prayed for speedy recovery of the person injured at Palin in police firing.


There’s no shortcut to success: Governor

ITANAGAR, May 23: Arunachal Pradesh Governor General (Retd) JJ Singh interacted with the students of Good Shepherd Public School here and Master of Business Administration (MBA) students of Centre for Management Studies, NERIST at Raj Bhawan here on May 22.

The Governor advised the students to work hard and said that there is no shortcut to success. Think original and be innovative.

The Governor encouraged them to have a vision, then aim for the goal and focus in their approach.

The students had an engrossing interaction with the Governor and State First Lady Anupama Singh. The interaction was focused on leadership, good governance, education system, RTI Act and sports.

Earlier, the Governor presented a copy of his autobiography, ‘Soldier’s General’ each to both the institutes as a token of love. Students of Good Shepherd Public School, Itanagar presented a potted plant, a painting and letters from the students to the first couple. PRO to Governor


APJEE results in two categories

ITANAGAR, May 23: Unlike previous years the results of APJEE-2013 will be declared in order of merit in two categories — category I and II — in view of the reservation policy notified today for allotment of seats received from Govt of India, regional bodies/institutions and in the technical in Arunachal Pradesh (except Central Govt. institutions).

The category II will now therefore include all the candidates which were considered under category II, III and IV for APJEE-2013.


Death mourned

ITANAGAR, May 23: Staff of PHE and W/S Sub- Division, Naharlagun has mourned the demise of their colleague Tajum Pabo, driver and Ngurang Mangha, casual mate who passed away on May 21 last.

In its condolence message, it wrote, in their demise, we have lost  dedicated and sincere staff.

Offering condolences to their bereaved family members of the deceased, it further prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.


‘Allegations false and fabricated’

ITANAGAR, May 23: While reacting to a news item published in this daily on May 23 against one E Doye of Seren village alleging his involvement in pre-poll violence at Seren village on May 15 last, the ASM –I, Seren said that allegation is totally false, fabricated and misguiding one and it is an effort of some vested interest persons to malign the clean and reputed image of a person like Doye who is a national as well as international awardee.

Giving details of the incident that took place at Seren village on May 15 night, ASM Chira Doye said on 15th night, the vehicle of a ZPM candidate was intercepted at around 11.30 PM at Seren Village within the radius of 100m from the polling station. Though the campaigning relating to Panchayati Raj election ended instantly on 4 pm on May 14, the occupants of the vehicle Ganesh Dabi, new of the candidate and others were campaigning on mid-night in violation of election code of conduct within the radius of 100 m from the polling station by using the registered vehicle of a contesting candidate, the ASM said.

Producing a counter FIR lodged at Nari Police station against Ganesh Dabi and others, the ASM further said that the whole episode was twisted, the name of the Ego Doye was dragged and an FIR was lodged after two days of the incident.

ASM further said that the youths of Seren village also reacted and submitted a Public Statement against the FIR case No 3 at Nari PS clarifying the innocence of Ego Doye. The youths of Seren village in its statement said that Ego Doye was not present during the incident. He came to Seren village on the polling day on May 16 and therefore, his involvement in the incident does not arise. The FIR against Ego Doye is false, fabricated and politically motivated, the statement further said.


INC wins 16 ZP seats in West Siang

ITANAGAR, May 23: Indian National Congress bagged 16 out of 21 ZP seats in West Siang district while PPA bagged three and Independent two.

Likabali and Daring ZP seats were won by independent candidates while PPA captured Rumgong, Kaying and Aalo East Upper seats. The rests were captured by INC candidates.

Congress bagged five ZP segments out of total seven, 39 Anchal Samity out of total 62 and 150 GPM seats out of total 220. BJP drew blank both in election to Zilla Parishad and Anchal Samity. Independent candidates won 2 ZP, 20 AS and 51 GP seats. BJP won in two GPM seats. Election did not take place in Gelling area due to poll boycott in protest against non-creation of separate Anchal Samity blocks for Tuting-Singa area.

Congress won 10 ZP seats out of 13 declared in East Kameng district while Independent candidates won in two seats and NCP in one.

Bameng East, Bameng West, Watte and Seppa West went uncontested in favour of INC while Pappu Valley West went to Independent candidate. Raju Gyadi  (INC) from Seppa East won by highest margin of 1256 votes and Demo Gyadi (NCP) won by lowest margin of 3 votes from Gyawepurang.

The result of Sawa Anchal ZPM could be declared only after repolling at 47- Yakli GP constituencies on May 28. DIPROs



2nd phase of ‘Children of the Mist’ launched

CHANGLANG, May 23: The second phase of “Children of the mist” - a unique programme of Changlang district administration to find out incidences of malnutrition, delayed development and disability in children as well as provide them with requisite medical care and nutritional supplements, has been launched at Diyun today.

Stress would be given on healthy habits like washing hands before eating, cleaning teeth, cutting nails etc. during this week-long programme.

Children’s health would be checked by a team of doctors comprising of allopathic, ayurvedic and dental surgeon. The children with special needs (CWNS) would be referred to community health centres or district hospital for treatment.

The ADC Bordumsa, EAC Diyun, DMO, DDSE and DD, ICDS would oversee the whole programme, which will cover entire Anganwadi centres in Diyun. DIPRO





312 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large. 


News Impact


Arunachal will become most prosperous state: Governor

‘It’s been a challenging task’

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, May 23: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Gen (Retd) J J Singh today interacted with the press persons of the state at Raj Bhawan. Gen Singh who is leaving Raj Bhawan on 27th of this month spoke candidly about his 5 years and 4 months stay as Governor of this state. He said he will always consider himself to be Arunachalee and continue to keep an eye on development of Arunachal Pradesh.

Terming his stint as Governor of Arunachal as the most challenging part of his life, Gen Singh stated that he is leaving with sense of satisfaction. “I became Governor at the time when major developmental projects started in the state. Some projects have completed and others are nearing  completion. This state has bright future and am hopeful that in years to come Arunachal will be most prosperous state,” said Gen Singh. He especially emphasized on the need for creating more job avenues for the young generation.

Governor Singh said maintaining law and order along with security of international border has been the most challenging task he faced during his tenure. “We dealt strongly with extremist groups like National Liberation Council of Taniland and Maoist. We also took strong steps against bandh callers who were trying to disrupt peace of our state. In the last five years, international border be it with China, Bhutan and Myanmar has been peaceful,” said Gen Singh. Gen Singh also expressed his solidarity with people of Tirap, Changlang and Longding who are bearing the brunt of insurgency  problem. “The NCSN problems of Nagaland have spilled over to these three districts of the state.  I know that innocent public are suffering. We have asked central Govt to solve Naga issue at the earliest as it affects some parts of our state. The security establishment are constantly trying to improve security scenario,” said Governor. He advocated viable surrender package for those cadres who lay down arm to join mainstream.

Speaking about major infrastructure projects Gen Singh clearly stated that people of Arunachal has denied themselves an operational airport. “We could have an operational airport by now if there was no obstacle.  Arunachalee people are becoming obstacle in the way of airport. This should stop and I fervently appeal them to support the airport project. The coming up of green field airport will usher new era of development in the state,” stated Gen Singh.

He patted back of state media for their commendable work despite difficult working condition. He said media has been very much part of this transitional period of state. Summing up the day, Gen Singh did acknowledge that Arunachal is passing through challenging  and transitional period and expressed hope that people will overcome all difficulties in the days to come. Later Governor Singh handed over coffee table book about Raj Bhawan and year-wise paper clippings from 2008 to 2013 in book form to Arunachal Press Club President Taba Ajum as souvenir. Secretary to Governor Ankur Garg was also present on the occasion. Singh, who assumed charge of office on 27-01-08, has been replaced by Lt Gen Nirbhay Sharma, who is likely to take oath on May 28 next.



Agony of students comes to an end as DHTE releases stipend

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, May 23: At last the student community of the state heaved a sigh of relief as the directorate of higher and technical education (DHTE) has released stipend against all eligible pending cases today thereby ending the month-long deadlock. This was informed by the director of  higher and technical education (DHTE) Dr. Joram Begi over the telephone here this evening.

Dr. Begi said that  with the approval of the state government the DHTE has released the stipend today for the academic session of 2012-13. “For government colleges we have already sent the amount but for private colleges the bank draft gets underway” added Dr. Begi. He hoped that within one week the stipend would reach to respective colleges and schools.

The director further disclosed that students, those who got selected for North-East Council (NEC) stipend, may have to wait for few days to release the stipend, as the matter is under process. He further revealed that the department has already got the budgetary support from the finance department and hoped that it would clear within two-three days.

Earlier, there was hue and cry by the student community headed by All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) demanding for the early release of students’ stipend. The apex student organization had also given an ultimatum to the government and concerned department to release the stipend within one week.



Young leaders make foray into politics

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, May 23: The Panchayat and Municipal election 2013 has seen some young politicians making foray into political world. Tarh Monika Takam, at the age of 26 year has become one of the youngest Zill Parishad Members of state. Daughter of Takam Hare, a dak runner with Palin CO office, she is younger sister of former AAPSU President Takam Tatung. Monika was elected unopposed as ZPM from 4- Yangte Zilla segment under 18th Palin-Chambang assembly constituency.

A diploma holder in civil engineering from Nagpur, she aims to bring in substantial development in her area.  The young ZPM has already begun her work with an appeal to the people of Palin to maintain calm. Yesterday Palin town had witnessed violence over poll related incident. Like her there are many young politicians who are trying their luck in the Panchayat and civic bodies. Many in Arunachal think that politics is only for old generation people. However people like Kipa Takum and Kaling Darang have changed that trend. At the age of 26 Darang is the youngest councillor elected unopposed from ward no. 4, Pasighat Municipal ward.

Kipa Takum, political science degree honours from prestigious Hindu college, Delhi is another young councillor who wish to bring new era of development. Takum who till few months was seriously preparing for civil service exam having already qualified twice in the past for viva-voice exam of Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission Exam.  He won the election from ward number 25 Naharlagun.

“Having studied outside, I enjoyed my time at Metro. I do wish to get some of the facilities which we enjoyed in metro cities in our own town. We deserve better life and I hope to bring in certain changes in my ward. We need to develop our town by comparing it with other developed city of country,” said Takum. The young generation has high hope from the young politicians of the state. They are the future of this state and if they fail us in the next 5 years, then sure people will lose trust in the young politician.



People centric policies mantra of Cong election victory: CM

ITANAGAR, May 23: While accepting the verdict of the people in the recently concluded Panchayat and Municipality Elections in the state, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki acknowledged the inclusive agenda and the people centric policies of the Party as the reasons for the overwhelming success of the Congress Party.

The Chief Minister said that “the Congress is the only party with a vision and organizational discipline which has worked and will continue to work towards safeguarding the interests of the state. Our people have understood this and have responded by electing Congress representatives convincingly across the state”.  The Chief Minister asserted that the Congress leadership including the President Sonia Gandhi, Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh have always supported the development and overall growth of the state.

“Our party leaders understand the challenges of development in Arunachal Pradesh and have always encouraged the party cadre and the Government to carry forward the progressive agenda of the UPA Government to benefit the masses. We will leave no stone unturned to turn this vision into reality and work towards successful implementation of the programmes and policies in the future. We will continue to work towards strengthening Government functioning in the larger interests of unstinted development in the state”. The statement of the Chief Minister comes with a convincing mandate in favour of Indian National Congress with a success rate of more than 80 per cent in the elections.

The Chief Minister congratulated the people of Arunachal Pradesh especially the State Election Commission, the administration, police, the para-military forces and the officials engaged in the election duties for ensuring a peaceful and transparent election process. While congratulating all the winners in the Municipality as well as Panchayati Raj Election, Tuki urged the newly elected representatives to work unitedly to strengthen the local bodies and ensure that the policies and programmes of the government reaches to the needy in urban as well as rural areas. (CM’s media cell)



Congress is here to stay!

Appu Gapak

Indian National Congress (INC), or the better known Congress party, coming up with absolute majority in the recently held Municipal Elections in Itanagar and Pasighat and the Panchayat Raj Elections in other parts of the state is no surprise if we go with the tradition that has been happening in the state for the past many years.

Congress has become a party that determines the faith of a person. It has become lifeline for survival in the political scenario. It is a sure shot win for a person who has been blessed with the INC ticket.

Perhaps it is the only party which has mass appeal wherein the other political parties lack, an image which is identifiable by the majority of the countrymen. It has ensured a place for itself in the political arena which is going to be very hard for other parties to overcome.

Just in the case of an independent candidate (IND) in Upper Siang district who had contested against an INC candidate only to lose by a heavy margin of 1056 votes. Former was the sitting ZPM of the segment who had secured his seat five years back with heavy margin.

“It was obvious since the beginning that he would not get through this time as he was not the Congress’s chosen,” shared one of his disappointed supporters.

Many a time, people often drop the idea of contesting just because they do not get the INC ticket as they already knew that the party has embedded itself deep into the psyche of common people. A visit to any interior part of the state, and people can easily make out which political party has its presence felt. Old and young alike, when asked who they would vote for, just tend to reply with the one word, ‘Alak’ (hand), which is the symbol of INC. People in the state do not vote for the person, but for the party.

Many of the elected candidates who get elected from other political parties mostly tend to join INC after a point of time which makes them just a stepping stone.

The other political parties, or should we say opposition parties, rather than putting itself as a strong contender by spreading positive message about its endeavor, seems to be too busy pointing out the negativity of the ruling party, which is INC, to come to power. They should work on ruling the hearts of the people first and then march towards coming to power.

On many occasions, people have come up with accusations against Congress saying that the party has of late become ‘Power Hungry’ as once declared Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi who is on the run for the next Prime Minister. However, it would not be apt to accuse the whole party of being power hungry just for the fault of some party members. But, however, when we see the many leaders who tend to forget their duties while just assuming their plumped up seats, it becomes a disappointment.

Keeping in mind the many positive outlooks that people have on the Congress party, perhaps it should be very precise in choosing the right candidate and hence paving better future for Arunachal.



Crippling water crisis grips Roing town

ROING, May 23: Drinking water crisis has crippled normal life in Roing Township for the last many days.

The river water of the Eze (Deopani) river which is directly fed to the consumers through reservoir of PHE Department has become sandy and unfit for drinking, cooking, bathing and washing purposes. This year the situation has aggravated due to occurrence of landslides in Eze river due to which the whole river water has become muddy. Barring a small settlement area in the township, majority of the people are facing drinking water problem. People are seen carrying buckets and other water containers, some on motorcycles and others on car every morning and evening in search of safe drinking water. Some go to 6 km point crossing Eze river and some to their relatives in nearby villages, like Rayang, Cheta, Meka and even Jia for bathing, washing and collection of safe water.

The situation has further aggravated due to siltation in all the reservoirs, water tanks and choking of pipelines by sands few days back due to heavy downpours. The PHE department is facing tough time to deal with the problem. The departmental labours have been engaged day and night to clean up the reservoirs and tanks and also to clean the choked pipelines in order to restore water supply.

Irked by the present water problem, Deputy Commissioner Shiv Kumar asked the Executive Engineer (PHED), Subhat Pertin to find out an immediate alternative solution to the problem. The DC suggested him to make an alternative arrangement, like provision for rain water harvesting, tapping of underground water or collection of clean water to a reservoir and then supply them to the different pockets making a time schedule in order to overcome the situation.

Pertin informed that since his joining in the district in 2008, the department has been pursuing the higher authorities for provision of fund to draw an alternate pipe line to the Water Treatment Plant from where clean water can be supplied to the township by maintaining a time schedule.

This year, only the higher authorities have given a go ahead signal with an assurance to provide Rs 8 Lakhs for the purpose. He informed the Deputy Commissioner that the layout of the new pipeline will be started soon. The new 200mm pipeline will be drawn from the Hydro Power Channel some 800 metres ahead  of the existing pipeline and it will be fed to the Water Treatment Plant which is lying unused due absence of source of water.

"This will enable us to supply clean water at least to Roing township area but in hourly basis as the capacity of the Water Treatment Plant is very limited," he said. He further sought the help and cooperation of the district administration and public in laying the new pipeline as it will pass through the forest as well as private land. He also informed that situation is becoming worse day by day due to drying up of water sources due to de-forestation and cutting of jungles.

Pertin also informed that the department is planning to tap under- ground water by drilling near the water tank at GREF Camp and Ezengo. If it proves successful, tapping of under-ground water by drilling will be done in other pockets of the township, he adds.

The Deputy Commissioner accompanied by EE (PHED), Mure Linggi, AE (PHED) and PP Singh, JE (PHED) visited water tanks near Durga Mandir, GREF Camp and Water Treatment Plant and Water Reservoirs at Ezengo to take stock of the actual situation. DIPRO



Irregularity in Anganwadi building constructions alleged


RUKSIN, May 23: The people of Ruksin block, including senior citizens have alleged misappropriation of funds meant for construction of Anganwadi building under Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) project in the block and demanded proper inquiry into the alleged irregularities.

The allegation goes on to say that the benefits of such projects and their very objective are being frustrated due to maladministration, apathy and negligence of the concerning Child Development Project Officer (CDPO) responsible for project implementation. In fact, the benefit instead of reaching the poor is only going to help unscrupulous officials in the department and some corrupt PRI leaders in the block.

Some senior citizens of the area have alleged that the funds for construction of “Anganwadi Building” and “Food supplements” provided by the government besides welfare of children and women through ICDS project are being misused and the benefits are not percolated down to the target groups.

It may be recalled that the Arunachal Government (Deptt. of Social Welfare, Women and Child Development) vide letter no. WCD-57/2007 (BS)/AWB dated 20th March, 2010 accorded sanction to an expenditure to Rs 7, 03, 50,000 as first installment for construction of 804 Anganwadi buildings under ICDS project in the state @ Rs 87,500 per building as total expenditure cost of a building was Rs 1, 75,000. As such, the district social welfare department approved construction of 31 new Anganwadi buildings in the rural areas under Ruksin ICDS project.

According to information, an amount of Rs 54,5000 out of the first installment fund meant for construction of a new Anganwadi building at Ngorlung-II under Ruksin circle was withdrawn by the Anchal Samity Member (ASM). The money was totally misappropriated by the lady ASM in active connivance of the CDPO through showing an old building to be repaired.

Another allegation has claimed that the CDPO and her subordinate officials and even the Anganwadi workers are frequently found absent from their duties causing great deal of dissatisfaction among the parents.

"Although the CDPO has claimed that the centres are functioning smoothly the ground reality is found something reversed", the people said.

The CDPO of Ruksin project, Yalom Saroh is found quite reluctant to disclose any information regarding financial grants and other welfare schemes received by the ICDS project.

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Ziro- Hapoli road is crying for attention

Dear Editor,

During a recent vacation to my home town (Ziro), seeing the poor condition of Ziro- Hapoli road I could not stop myself from writing this letter. The 7 km long Ziro- Hapoli road is in a dilapidated condition. The road of Circuit House Charali and Saw Mill area are among the worst ones. Due to the bad condition of road, accidents are at high risk. Any rational human being would guess that the said roads have not been repaired for the long time. Therefore, through the column of your reputed daily I would like to request the authorities concerned to repair the Ziro-Hapoli road at the earliest so as to avert major accidents in near future.


Habung Tamer





Rash driving kills innocent people

Dear Editor,

Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to highlight the dangers of rash and reckless driving in Itanagar. Roads in Itanagar are no safe for rash and reckless driving. In recent years reckless driving has taken a heavy toll of innocent lives. Traffic Police is under pressure to take prompt action against such drivers to save many innocent human lives.

The worst offenders are teenagers and spoiled children of the neo-rich. Wealth goes to their heads. When they move out in their bikes or cars they care little for lesser mortals. For showoff they ride their bikes or cars in high speed which results in rash driving and may cause accident. They throw caution and rules of the road to winds. Money power saves them and such criminals go scot free. There is always competition among the rickshaw drivers or bus drivers to snatch and grab the prospective passengers from others. The result is rash driving and over taking. Most of the accidents are caused by such rash and reckless drivers.

I suggest certain measures that may help in curbing rash and reckless driving on the roads. Issuing of driving licenses has become a mockery. One can get a driving license just by greasing the palms of the concerned authorities. Licenses should be issued after thorough tests and screenings. Secondly drivers of buses, rickshaws should be medically fit and psychologically trained to avoid such accidents. Heavy vehicles and trucks shouldn’t be allowed to enter the crowded areas during the peak hours. Constant patrolling of the traffic police can put a reasonable check on rash and reckless driving. Last but not the least, is a sustained campaign by the authorities to promote road culture and good sense among the common masses.


Rubu Jalyang

V.K.V Itanagar



Importance of media yet to be realized

Dear Editor,

A huge salute to the press fraternities of Arunachal Pradesh for their sheer hard work, bravery and dedication for commitment towards development of state.

Media is not only a medium to reach the mass community. It is regarded as the fourth pillar of democratic governance. It acts as the voice of the voiceless. The platform where general public and authorities come together to express/discuss various issues. It is where layman can reach to thousands and even to the higher authorities which may be tough to do physically. But it seems to be one way only. We believe the writers are here with real situations, problems and matters which needs immediate attention of the concerned authorities. But it seems we are speaking ourselves only.

This is an attempt to refresh the value of media. It is distressing to know that the importance of media is yet to be realized in our state, or for that matter, is it being completely ignored??


Joram Aatum

Rono Hills



‘Indeed education system of  Arunachal needs revaluation’

Dear Editor,

Well! It was a good article by Miss Lency Pangin citing all the problems faced by the students of the state and the brain drain thing. I just wanted to add some more here. Many of us working outside the state have actually given up on the Job vacancies created in the state and the reason behind is well known to everybody.

And yes definitely the students today are more ambitious and they want to actually learn in real sense. They just don’t want to get paid for doing nothing. We know how the offices in the state works, just an hour or two and they have the rest of the day to themselves.  A friend of mine who works with the NHPC says he is happy working in the company. He is learning so much and happy to use his capability in the work he does; and he does not want to come back. There are so many such stories

Let us talk about other professions, say Designer. How many of us even acknowledge the beautiful creation of these designers in the state?  And the Mass com students, they don’t even have the liberty to speak out. Such is the sad affair in the state and what we as a common man are trying to do? Nothing!!!! We are absolutely doing nothing to combat the various problems. We just call some bandhs and make demands which don’t even see any results but the studies of the students are hampered, the working days of the office goers are decreased to the much delight of the people. Before we talk about the 21st century advance technology equipments let’s start from the basic i.e the village. How many of the teachers posted in the villages are actually keen on teaching the children? How many days in a year do they even stay in the village and give them quality education? I’m not trying to put allegations on all the SSA teachers but this is the bitter truth. The day is not far when the state has to taste the brunt of this brain drain.


Ruma Nguri





Declare result of PGT and TGT at the earliest

Dear Editor,

through the column of your esteemed news paper, I would like to draw kind attention of education department regarding declaration of written result of PGT, TGT and others being conducted by concerned department recently. In various schools of Upper Subansiri District there is urgent requirement of subject teacher for the session 2013-14. Some schools are running short of teacher due to which students prefer to study in other town or district for their bright future. In order to mitigate the numerous problems of student the authority may declare above written interview before the reopening of school. So, delaying of written result will hamper the academic career of students not only in district alone but also entire state. In view of above circumstance, the immediate declaration of result followed by posting of the teacher will be a beneficial for the students’ communities who are studying in various parts of the state.


Made Marbam

Sigin colony Daporijo




Let us live peacefully

Dear Editor,

Through the column of your esteemed daily I would like to share my feeling to the village folks, highly educated and literate people of Arunachal. The Panchayat election - the destructor of peace loving family has concluded, so I would like to request all the fellow citizens to let us live in peace without any party colour. Let’s help each other in the hour of darkness avoiding tense atmosphere in the society. We all human beings are born equal if not physically then morally. It is said that unity is strength. Unity in the society will bring peace and happiness. Division of people on the basis of party colour will bring nasty and brutish in the society.


Jumbin Darang



Aid for development

India was the second largest development aid giver to Sri Lanka last year behind China,  providing over $700 million to the island nation, according to latest official figures.

This was contained in the Ministry of Finance and Planning's External Resources  Department's 2012 'Global Partnership Towards Development' report issued recently.

The Chinese commitment stood at $1.05 billion. "The total assistance extended by India  during the last 5 year period was $1.45 billion of which $1.12 billion was loan assistance  and $326 million was grant assistance," the report said.

The total assistance extended by China during the period between 1971 and 2012 was $5.05  billion of which $4.76 billion, representing around 94 per cent, was extended during the  last 8-year period from 2005 to 2012, the report said.

Provision of grant assistance by India has substantially increased during the last few  years mainly for social infrastructure development, emergency rehabilitation and  reconstruction activities.

The Indian government committed grant assistance of around $260 million for construction of  49,000 housing units in 2012.

In addition, construction of 1,000 pilot houses with grant assistance of $10 million was  completed this year. Rehabilitation of Kankesanthurai harbor in the north at a cost of Rs  2.2 billion and construction of Dickoya hospital in the central hill districts at a cost of  Rs 1.2 billion are some of the projects being implemented under Special Development  Projects.

The annual foreign financing commitments from development partners and lending agencies  have gradually increased at an annual average rate of 24 per cent from 2006 to 2010.