May 27

Rijiju included in Modi ministry.

ITANAGAR, May 26: Khiren Rijiju has been inducted in Narendra Modi’s council of ministry as Minister of State. From a grassroot worker to the post of BJP national secretary and now to Parliament, Kiren Rijiju, a youth leader from Arunachal Pradesh, has travelled a long way.

Born in November 19, 1971 at Nakhu Village under Nafra circle in West Kameng district, Rijiju is a firebrand young leader who has entered the Lok Sabha for the second time.

Earlier he was elected from Arunachal West constituency to the 14th Lok Sabha.

As the BJP's MP from Arunachal Pradesh, Rijiju won this time especially because Modi showed a huge interest in the development of the Northeast and wanted the party to grow roots there.


Training on estimation of tiger population held

ITANAGAR, May 26: One day training on scientific methods for correct estimation of population of tigers, co-predators and prey in the habitat was conducted for the forest officers and officials from various Forest Divisions at Tarajuli Forest Inspection Bungalow under Banderdewa Forest Division on May 24.

Modern techniques of monitoring and estimation of tiger, use of GPS, installation and laying of camera trap, recording procedure of tiger sign, ungulate pellets group sampling, etc. were imparted to the participating forest officers and officials, who included DFOs from Khellong, Banderdewa, Sagali, Kurung-Kumey, Hapoli Forest Divisions, Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary Division, Range Forest Officers and foresters and forest guards.


Crackdown on illegal Log transportation

ITANAGAR, May 26: In a massive crackdown against illegal transportation of logs and timber, a team of officials comprising CCF Deomali, DFO Kharsang and other forest officials sealed and suspended operation of  six  saw and veneer mills in the Jairampur sub-division of Changlang district on May 19. The CCF Deomali also seized the log receipt, dispatch and conversion register along with the TP Book and other documents. Later, OC of Jairampur Police Station inspected the Saw and Veneer mills, namely Arunachal Saw and Veneer Mills Ltd, Rujen Saw and Veneer Mills Pvt Ltd, Ambika Wood Product Pvt Ltd, Kamlao Veneer Mills Pvt Ltd, Arunachal Wood Based and Chemical ind (p) Ltd and Nampong Ply Pvt Ltd and submitted the list of inventories to SP Changlang.

He further informed that intensive patrolling is being carried out to detect movement of illegal logs.


ILP checking drive

ITANAGAR, May 26: Continuing the drive against ILP violators City Police today booked 28 persons without ILP.


AASSATA demands for pending SSA salary

ITANAGAR, May 26: The All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers Association (AASSATA) in a letter submitted to the state project director, SSA, has urged for early release of the pending salary of SSA teachers without any further delay.


APCYGTU seeks teacher for schools under 18-Palin Chambang Constituency

ITANAGAR, May 26: The All Palin, Chambang, Yangte, Gangte and Tarak-Langdi Students’ Union (APCYGTU) has demanded for subject teachers and headmasters in schools under 18-Palin Chambang Assembly Constituency.

In its letter submitted to the director of school education, it said, since two decades the entire institutions in the constituency, Government secondary schools in Yangte, Chambang and Lumba are functioning without Science, Mathematics, English and Hindi teachers.

It also sought headmasters for Government secondary schools Lumba and Chambang.


Councilor appeals sector people to remove illegal construction

ITANAGAR, May 26: Claiming that illegal construction on road has caused blockage of drains near ATI, Apex Bank and other places in D-Sector, Naharlagun, the Councilor (Ward No. 22) of IMC has requested all, including from Polo colony to remove all such illegal structure by the end of this month to enable proper flow of water through the drains.

Failing to comply with the request will compel him to take action against them as per provision of the Itanagar Municipal Council law, the Councilor said.

The councilor said that the situation become worse when it rains.


One arrested

ITANAGAR,  May 26: On the written complaint of one Takuluk Mije a case vide FIR NO 40/14 U/S 302 IPC dtd 21/5/14 WPS Ita was registered. City Police has taken up investigation immediately and all codal formalities have been completed. Post mortem of the deceased has been conducted and the dead body has been handed over to the immediate family for last rites.

Suspected accused Nada Omo has been arrested. Further investigation is in progress and the case will soon be charge sheeted, informed Seju P. Kuruvilla, S P Capital in a release today.


NHPC distributes sports item to youths of Dollungmukh

ITANAGAR, May 26: Extending its Corporate Social Responsibility arm, NHPC’s Subansiri Lower Project distributed sports items amongst the youths of Dollungmukh circle of Lower Subansiri district.

These sports items were handed over to the youths by General Manager of the Project Anurag Srivastava on the occasion of the inaugural function of the 4th village level football tournament being organized at Boori Booth ground in Dollungmukh circle. The sports items comprising football, volleyball and cricket kits

Speaking on the occasion, Srivastava reiterated NHPC’s commitment towards bringing all round development in the nearby areas of its operations. He stressed on the need for sports and games along with education for a healthy and prosperous society.

Former ZPM of Dollungmukh Bini Taleb, seniors officials of NHPC, namely SC Pal, RK Choudhary, GK Singh, Sandeep Batra were present on the occasion besides a large number of villagers and youths.


Awareness prog on environment protection

ITANAGAR, May 26: An awareness programme on environment protection was organized under State Campa by Doying Aaro Welfare Society (DAWS) with sponsorship of Divisional Forest Department, Roing at Parbuk Community hall today.

Attending the programme, Roing DFO Mori Riba highlighted about domestic and global concern and issues relating to environmental complicacies and gave emphasis on planting trees for better tomorrow.

Hayuliang HS School Principal Pokling Tayeng spoke on importance of underground water and its retention measures while Odol Perrin, Asst. Professor IGGC-Tezu delivered speech on preservation of environment and its significance on human life.

Joseph Pertin, ASM, Papil Pertin, HGB and Alapa Pertin, Banggo (viIlage) Secretary also speaks on the occasion. The villagers attending the program were distributed seedlings while a total of 400 seedlings were distributed to village panchayat by the Society to be planted on Environmental Day on June five.

The programme was participated by village Panchayat leaders and members, villagers and youths.


‘Expedite investigation’

ITANGAR, May 26: While expressing shock and grief over mysterious death of Aroti Mize, Apatani Cultural and Literary Society, Ziro urged the Capital Complex Police and administration to expedite the investigation to deliver impartial justice to all concern at the earliest.

“A criminal has no society,” the Society said, and urged the police to act swiftly to bring the culprit to book under appropriate section of the law.

The Society conveyed heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family and prayed to almighty to rest her departed soul in peace.

The Society will be participating in tomorrow’s proposed candle light march to express solidarity with the family members of the deceased and to urge the investigating authority to expedite the investigation to deliver the justice without fear and favour at the earliest.


Swift action in Aroti Mize death case demanded

ITANAGAR, May 26: The All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organization (AAPYO) has demanded for swift action in the death case of Aroti Mize at R K Mission Hospital here on May 21 last.

In its letter also seeking stringent punishment to the accused responsible for the death, it urged that nobody should grant bail to the accused. It further asked to depute patrolling team in areas of Capital Complex such as Indira Gandhi Park and Gompa Mandir.


News Impact

Narendra Modi sworn in as PM

New Delhi, May 26: Marking the beginning of a new era in Indian politics, Narendra Modi was today sworn in Prime Minister at the head of a 45-member coalition government after the elections threw the first government with absolute majority in 30 years.

63-year-old Modi, the first leader to get a landslide majority for BJP on its own, became the 15th prime minister in a virtual 'coronation' ceremony in the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhawan before a 3000-strong gathering, the largest audience at the swearing in of a new government.

Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, M Venkaiah Naidu, Nitin Gadkari, Uma Bharti, Maneka Gandhi, Ananth Kumar, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Smriti Irani and Harsh Vardhan were among those who were sworn in as Cabinet ministers.

Ram Vilas Paswan (LJP), Harsimrat Kaur Badal (Akali Dal), Anant Geete (Shiv Sena) and Ashok Gajapathi Raju (TDP) were those from allied parties who took the oath today.

Dignitaries from politics, industry, cinema and religion, capped by leaders of SAARC nations including Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, watched Modi take the oath of office and secrecy in Hindi.

Vice President Hamid Ansari, outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, his ministerial colleagues P Chidambaram, Sharad Pawar, Praful Patel and Pallam Raju, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, senior BJP leaders L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, outgoing Speaker Meira Kumar, former Presidents Abdul Kalam, Pratibha Patil were among those who attended the ceremony.  Differences during elections melted away before protocol as opponents including Mulayam Singh Yadav, his son and UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, J and K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda were present at the ceremony.

Top industry figures like Mukesh Ambani and his family, his brother Anil, Kumarmangalam Birla, Sashi Ruia, Gautam Adani and V N Dhoot, film stars Salman Khan along with his father Salim Khan, Vivek Oberoi, Dharmendra and Anupam Kher, lyricist Javed Akthar were present along with a clutch saffron-robed seers including Pejawar Mutt chief Vishwendra Teertha Swamy. Cricketing great Sunil Gavaskar was also present.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse, whose effigy was burnt some kms away in the morning, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Mauritius President Naveen Chandra Ramgoolam were the other foreign dignitaries present at the ceremony.

At the end of the 90-minute swearing-in ceremony, Modi shook hands with all the heads of governments from abroad after the President took a group photograph with the new council of ministers.

Modi also exchanged greetings with the outgoing PM.

Shortly later, it was all disorder as the gathered crowd sought to greet the new PM that led to pushing around.

The other BJP MPs, who were sworn in as cabinet ministers were Gopinath Munde, Sadanand Gowda, Kalraj Mishra, Najma Heptullah, the lone Muslim face, Narendra Singh Tomar, Jual Oram, Radha Mohan Singh and Thawar Chand Ghelot.

Former Army chief Gen V K Singh was inducted into the council of ministers as Minister of State with independent charge along with nine others. They are Rao Inderjit Singh, Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Shripad Naik, Dharmendra Pradhan, Sarbananda Sonowal, Prakash Javadekar, Piyush Goel, Jitender Singh and Nirmala Seetharaman.

12 other ministers of state were inducted. They are G M Siddeshwara, Manoj Sinha, Nihal Chand, Upendra Khushwaha, Pon Radhakrishnan, Kiren Rijiju, Krishen Pal, Sanjiv Kumar Baliyan, Mansukhbhai Vasava, Rao Saheb Danve, Vishnudev Sai and Sudarshan Bhagat. PTI



Appeal for restraint

ITANAGAR, May 26: Nada Rajen, elder brother of one Nada Tatung/Omo has appealed all the public,  social and community based organizations, print and social media to observe restraint and to let the law of land take it’s own course in unearthing the truth and giving justice to the deceased and also the alleged suspect.

Conveying deep condolence over the mysterious death of one Aroti Mize at RK Mission Hospital here on 21st May and praying for justice to her departed soul, Rajen in a statement clarified that reports in various media indicating that his brother Nada Tatung  was involved in this case were based on rumours and hearsay and not based on the facts.

Giving clarification as an elder  brother of  Omo, Rajen said “in fact Aroti Mize who came to our house asking for help was taken to RKM Hospital by my brother and admitted her in the afternoon (around 1300hrs on 20th May 2014 and  not in the wee hours of 21st May. This can be verified from the RKM Hospital.” He further said in the clarification that his brother admitted late Mize and stayed with her and attended to her treatment till she passed away around 0845 hrs on 21st May and met her relatives and police who came to Hospital after her death.

Terming it as rumour that  ‘his brother tried to conceal the incident by entering the name of the deceased as Sumpi Borang,’ the elder brother of Omo further said that the deceased was known to his brother as Sumpi Borang. “Only after the deceased passed away and when her relatives came to Hospital, my brother and we came to know that her real name is Miss Aroti Mize.”

“Although my brother tried to care and save Mize within all his capacity, there is lot of rumours going around accusing my brother of rape and murder on wrongly premised circumstances,” the statement said adding “if there is any iota of truth about rape and murder, the justice should be done to the departed soul and criminal should be punished as per the law of land. We must acknowledge that crime is a crime and the criminal is a criminal without any affiliation to caste, creed, tribe or community and is a common enemy of society as a whole.”

“Having personally seen and experienced how my brother put in all efforts to save late Aroti Mize, it pains me and my family to see my brother put to trial by people through various media without knowing the truth behind this unfortunate incident,” statement said.



Believe in god and work hard, exhorts first-time MLA

ITANAGAR, May 26: Speaking to a gathering of youth completing a holiday package training programme in Computer, Spoken English and Mathematics at Don Bosco Youth Centre, here, newly elected, first-time MLA from Khonsa West Assembly Constituency Tirong Aboh, exhorted them to work hard to excel in life. Aboh also impressed upon his young audience the necessity of faith in God as well as oneself and said, “Believe in God and work hard. All things are possible with God’s help and hard work.”  

Citing examples from the just-concluded Assembly polls, he informed the enthusiastic audience that he got elected largely through the support of youth.  He also spoke of the necessity of channelizing youth power in the right direction and to use the immense energy that young people have for constructive purposes.

The DBYC Holiday Package attended by 92 boys and girls from the Capital Complex as well as from some of the districts was aimed at helping students spend their holidays productively.  The training programme, in addition to imparting knowledge on Computer, English and Mathematics to the students was focused on imparting good values to the participants.

During the training programme, students were also offered opportunities for Personal and Career Counselling.

The participants expressed great satisfaction over the holiday package and thanked the dedicated team of resource persons, namely Vivek, Praveen and Medorenuo.  

Fr. CD Mathai, Parish Priest, Catholic Church, Itanagar, congratulated the team of resource persons and DBYC for coming up with a novel initiative and opined that such programmes must be held on a regular basis.  He also exhorted the participants to work constantly on self-improvement which alone is the goal of all education.



5th Career Fair 2014 from May 28

ITANAGAR, May 26: After completing successful fair in Thimpu, Yangon, Port Blair, Aizawl, Gangtok, Darjeeling and Siliguri, the 5th Career Fair 2014 is all set to take place in Itanagar on May 28 and 29 next.

The event will present as many as 50 leading Indian institutions from all over the country. Unlike in the past where students knew only about careers like medicine, engineering, today more and more career options are available in variety of specialized fields. The event will present students an opportunity to explore and evaluate a wide spectrum of courses ranging from academic to professional and vocational courses including advertising, animation, biotechnology, computer training, engineering, fashion designing, hospitality and travel, information technology, insurance, interior designing, law, management, mass communication, medicine, research, sales, vocational courses and many more, said a release by SAPE, the organizer of the event.

The students can also gain information on education expenses that area a definite requirement to fund today’s growing expense in education. The students can also use this platform to avail scholarships and on the spot admissions, the release further added.



State BJP, ABK congratulate Modi & Rijiju

ITANAGAR, May 26: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Arunachal Pradesh has congratulated Narendra Modi who sworn-in  as 15th Prime Minister of India after resounding victory in just concluded Lok Sabha election.  State BJP also congratulated Arunachal Pradesh Western Parliamentary MP Kiren Rijiju who has been inducted as union minister of state in Modi’s ministry. The state BJP exuded hope that newly inducted council of ministers will discharge their duty with honesty and sincerity. It also expressed hope that Rijiju will fulfill the aspirations of people of the state.

A new chapter of development will begin in Arunachal Pradesh in particular and Northeast as a whole with induction of Rijiju in Modi cabinet, said BJP president Tai Tagak who  participated in the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet colleagues at the centre today.

Tagak also expressed his gratitude to  Modi for accommodating Rijiju in his ministry and also congratulated Rijiju for being inducted in Modi ministry.  

Terming the induction of Member of Parliament (MP) from Western Parliamentary constituency Kiren Rijiju in the cabinet berth in the NDA government as Union Minister of State as great achievement of the state, the Adi Baane Kebang (ABK) congratulated Kiren Rijiju for being inducted in the Union Cabinet.

ABK said Rijiju’s induction in the cabinet berth is a matter of pride for people of the State and the nation.

ABK expressed hope that with his vast experience and dedication, the newly inducted minister of State Rijiju would work for the greater development of the people of Arunachal Pradesh in particular and the nation in general.

ABK hope he will live up to the expectations of the common people and continue to serve the State and Nation.

The ABK also congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet colleagues and expressed their gratitude to them for selection of Rijiju in the cabinet berth.

Meanwhile, recently elected BJP MLA of 38th Pasighat Assembly Constituency Kaling Moyong, East Siang District BJP unit and citizen of Pasighat also congratulated Kiren Rijiju on being inducted in the Union Ministry.

Moyong also expressed hope that young and energetic MP from the State, Rijiju will work for the greater development of the state.

He also expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for appointing a dynamic youth leader of Arunachal Pradesh in his ministry.



Disappointed Rani people seek DC’s intervention


RUKSIN, May 26: The people of Rani in East Siang district sought the intervention of the Deputy Commissioner in getting the sub-standard CGI sheets fitted in the newly constructed Govt. Secondary School building in the village replaced immediately.

All Rani Students Union (ARSU), the Gaon Burahs and panchayat members of the area recently drew the attention of the authority concerned regarding the use of porous and sub-standard roofing materials in the said school building and demanded for immediate replacement of those CGI sheets. But, the authority did not pay any heed to their demand.

Flaying the RAMSA authorities for their alleged irresponsible attitude, they threatened joint stir against the local administration in order to get their demand fulfilled.

It is pertaining to mention here that the education department under RAMSA had sanctioned around Rs 12 lakh for construction of a new extension school building at Rani village. A local contractor was awarded the construction work while the CGI sheets and other roofing material were supplied by the authority concerned.



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Strict punishment be given to accused

Dear Editor,

We call Arunachal Pradesh as 'land of peace" but is it really worthy to be called by this name? If we see the increasing crime rate especially against women, I don’t think it is worth to be mentioned as land of peace. Day by day the state is losing its glory. In the recent past state has witness many heinous crime against women starting from rape to even murder. The tragedy of Aroty Mize deeply saddened my heart. My deep condolence goes to her and her family members. But we can reconstruct the loss glory again by strictly implementing law and order in the state. Also by giving an exemplary punishment to the accused if found guilty, so that no one will dare to commit such heinous crime in the near future.


Apilang Apum,

RGU Doimukh




Open letter to chief ministerof Arunachal Pradesh

Dear Editor,

Everyone knows that views expressed by conscious citizens of state which are published in local Medias are never taken seriously by those authorities to whom the issue is referred.  I am also against govt. policy of making political appointment in our state. This issue was raised in your esteemed daily by journalist Taba Ajum under the headline “Political appointment burden on state coffers” published on 24th May. This is real fact and serious issue to ponder upon. The appointment of OSD to Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh should be done on the merits of his or her excellencies in particular branch or department. What is the need of appointing retired non Arunachalee officers as OSD and advisors? Will they provide huge funds to Arunachal by lobbying with centre govt.?  There are so many retired officers within our state who can be appointed as OSD to govt. of Arunachal Pradesh. I would also like to suggest that appointment of chairman and Vice Chairman be minimized to save state exchequers.

During the tenure of last govt. it had been seen that all the Vice-chairman’s were provided luxury SUV car like Toyota Fortuners, Scorpio and Innova etc. The money which is used for buying luxury cars for them can be used for construction of Hospital, Schools, and can be used for release of state share of 10% and brings more funds for development of Arunachal Pradesh.  Appointment of chairman and vice-chairman leads to confusion as officers gets caught between them and ministers/parliamentary secretaries.

In the past some OSDs were even using the taking file of departments in the name of Ministers and parliamentary secretary for his/her interest. .

People had mandated you for development of state while judiciously using central funds. The funds are not meant for enjoyments of numerous chairmen and vice –chairman. Follow the principle of Narendra Modi, minimum government and maximum governance. .


Nabam Akin Hina

Chairman, ECDS kimin.




Is ILP defaulters only in Itanagar?

Dear Editor,

It seems the police at Check-Gates of Arunachal needs to be pulled up! They are failing at their job.

Hundreds of people without ILP papers are now being deported from state capital. How could these people enter into the state without proper ILP? This is serious problem. One more thing, when will administration and police conduct similar Inner Line Permit checks in all the remaining towns of the state?


Apo Ngwa,  Miao







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High hope

This evening Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister of India along with his key colleagues in the Cabinet. Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley has been given the charge of finance ministry and additional charge of the defence ministry. Apart from Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj has been given charge of ministry of external affairs and Rajnath Singh was given charge of the home ministry. Arunachal too found space in Modi cabinet as western parliament MP Kiren Rijiju was sworn in as minister of state. Rijiju is believed to have been given charge of rural development.

Nation has massive expectation from Modi led government. Indian economy is in bad condition. The job market is down and ever increasing unemployment rate is making youth restless. PM Modi and Jailey who is the new finance minister need to immediately work towards reviving economy. The people of Arunachal expect that Modi government will give special attention to this border state. Already he has shown glimpse of it by giving cabinet berth to Kiren Rijiju. Hope Arunachal will progress in true sense under the patronage of NDA government.