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
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
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.
The category II will now therefore include all the candidates which were considered
under category II, III and IV for APJEE-2013.
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
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
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.
Arunachal will become most prosperous state: Governor
‘It’s been a challenging task’
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
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
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
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
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
Congress is here to stay!
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,
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
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.
Rash driving kills innocent people
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.
Importance of media yet to be realized
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??
‘Indeed education system of Arunachal needs revaluation’
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.
Declare result of PGT and TGT at the earliest
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
Sigin colony Daporijo
Let us live peacefully
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.
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
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.