May 31

PHED to kick-start eviction drive

ITANAGAR, May 30: Taking serious note on reported rampant illegal connections of electrical pump motor by residents in the Capital Complex the department of Public Health Engineering has decided to kick-start eviction drive from June 10, 2014. During the eviction drive identification of illegal connection, house hold survey of consumers to ascertain the water requirement and naming & marking ring well and bore well will be also conducted, a release added.


CMEO writes to CEO against unauthorized constructions

ITANAGAR, May 30: Chief Municipal Executive Officer (CMEO) Itanagar Municipal Council (IMC) Bokar Basar in a letter to the Chief Estate Officer (CEO) urged him to take necessary steps and conduct eviction drive against haphazard and unauthorized construction of culverts, drains and other structures on roadside in public places under various municipal wards in capital region.

“Councillors apprised me to initiate with you for verification of the sites under various wards  and take necessary step and conduct eviction  drive,” said Basar in his letter adding the  councillors assured to cooperate with administration  in public interest.

The letter said unauthorized and haphazard constructions of shops, gumtis besides construction of culverts in many markets and sector areas under various IMC wards for last couple of months has created great inconvenience to public.

Haphazard construction of private hume pipe drain up to the culvert points of roads in the market areas by individuals also caused obstruction of rain water flow, the letter said.  Huge public properties have been damaged by the overflowed rain  water yesterday night in G-Extn Market Naharlagun, Basar, who visited the area along with Councillor Tarh Kunia Councillor today informed.


Restoration of power supply sought

ITANAGAR, May 30: All Palin, Chambang, Yangte, Gangte & Tarak-Langdi Students Union today sought an early restoration of power supply in their areas. In a letter submitted to the Executive Engineer Power Sangram Division union claimed that electricity line has been disrupted in Palin town due to break down of transformer. It also stated that similar situation is being faced by Yangte circle adding that there is an urgent need of installation of transformer for uninterrupted power supply in the circle.  Union added that RGGVY connected to Chambang Gangte and Tarak Langdi was also partially damaged by strong gale on April 20 last.


International Museum Day celebrated

ITANAGAR, May 30: The International Museum Day was celebrated at Mysore by Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya from 18th to 22nd May. To mark the occasion, five days North Eastern Tribal and Folk Art workshop was also organized. Nyayir Riba and Yake Pabin represented Arunachal in the said workshop. The two participants demonstrated the process of weaving traditional Gale. Both of them were issued certificates for their participation.


Workshop on cane, bamboo design held

ITANAGAR, May 30: A design and technical development workshop on cane and bamboo at Rehabilitation cum-training centre at Khemlee village under Sagalee circle was conducted by N.N. Charitable Society (NNCS) Sagalee. The 15 days training programme was inaugurated by Akan Regon, EAC Sagalee on Monday last.  

Handicraft Promoter Officer from Handicraft Marketing and Service Extension Centre Naharlagun, Panchayat leaders, Gaon Burahs, youths, and public of the area also attended the programme. Altogether 30 trainees are taking part in the workshop.

Regon in his address, suggested the trainees to get maximum benefit through it saying that it would help them to earn livelihood in near future.

Handicraft Promoter Officer from Handicraft Marketing and Service Extension Centre Naharlagun called upon the trainees to get optimum knowledge from the training so that they may be able to engage in productive work on handicraft items for their sustainability.

The successful entrepreneur will be provided marketing supports through exposure visit etc which will be arranged by Development Commissioner, Handicraft Ministry of Textile, Govt. of India New Delhi, a release added.


Awareness camp on legal education and women rights held

AALO, May 30: One-day intensive training camp on legal education, legal service authority, Lok Adalat, Consumer Protection Act and Arunachal Pradesh Victim Compensation Schemes, 2011 was organized here on May 28 last.

The Legal Volunteer of West Siang District, Hoksum Ori imparted the training.

Highlighting the main objective behind the training, resource person Hoksum Ori said that as an NGO and member of the District Legal Service Authority and Consumer Protection Redress Cell of the district it is her duty to highlight the womenfolk on various issues and rights of the women. She also said that it is always important to acquaint with various laws that are enacted for the welfare of the women.

The President WSWWS Marbom Bagra and host of women from the society and colony took enthusiastic part in the day long training. DIPRO


News Impact

State await a full ministry as Congress dilemma continues


Tongam Rina

ITANAGAR, May 30: The infighting within the Congress is out in open as Nabam Tuki is yet to form his council of ministers even though two weeks have passed since he took oath as Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh for the second time on May 18. According to a source, the Congress High Command in Delhi is yet to approve the names of the probable ministers which have been forwarded from Itanagar.

Kalikho Pul, Chowna Mein, Pema Khandu, Jarkar Gamlin, Wangki Lowang, Lombo Tayeng, Honchun Ngandam, Kumar Waii, Takam Pario, Gojen Gadi, Komlong Mossang, Tanga Byaling, Tapang Taloh features in the list of probable ministers. The ministry however has to consist of 12 names including the Chief Minister himself.

The dilemma for the All India Congress Committee (AICC) is that two opposing groups within the Congress party in Arunachal have proposed the names of their own candidates.

The source adds that if the AICC clears the list tonight, a full ministry is scheduled to be formed on Saturday evening. However, if the AICC is unable to take a decision this evening, the wait is likely to be a bit longer.

Some civil society organisations have demanded that PDS scam tainted names be kept out of the Tuki ministry. It remains to be seen whether they actually will be kept out. Atleast 3 names fall in the tainted list.

The probable names for the Speaker are Jomde Kena and Nabam Rebia. The fact that the AP Legislative Assembly will meet from June 2-4, doesn’t help the Congress with Bharatiya Janta Party and People’s Party of Arunachal as formidable opposition.

On the other hand, BJP is yet to choose a name to lead the party at the Legislative Assembly. Tamio Taga, however remains the top favourite as the Party is meeting in Itanagar with the arrival of Sudhanshu Mittal, party In charge and Central Observer on May 29 from Delhi. The PPA have already chosen Pasang Dorjee Sona as their leader.



Dolo sworn-in as pro-tem Speaker

ITANAGAR, May 30: Kameng Dolo, a senior member of the Sixth Legislative Assembly of Arunachal Pradesh has been sworn-in as the Pro-tem Speaker today. The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma administered the oath to the Pro-tem Speaker in a simple but impressive function at Raj Bhawan here.

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, former Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong, hosts of former ministers and MLAs attended the function. Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi along with senior officers including those from the State Legislative Assembly were present on the occasion.

The Pro-tem Speaker will perform the duties of the office of the Speaker until the Speaker is chosen by the Assembly. He will administer the oath to newly elected MLAs during the first session of the Sixth Legislative Assembly which is starting from 2nd June 2014. After the newly elected MLAs are sworn in, the Legislators will elect the Speaker and Deputy Speaker.



AAPSU team visits RGGP campus, demands eviction drive against land encroachment

ITANAGAR, May 30: A team of All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) today visited Rajiv Gandhi Govt Polytechnic (RGGP) campus here and interacted with the staffs and students regarding the ‘ongoing massive land encroachment.’ The college campus is being threatened under heavy land encroachment and some portion of its boundary wall has been destroyed and the public are trespassing through the campus causing disturbances to the academic environment of the college, the AAPSU observed.

“It has also been noticed that the canteens in and around the campus are providing alcohol and tobacco which is totally unacceptable since its causing health hazardous to the students as well as creating nuisance around academic campus,” AAPSU said in a release.

AAPSU condemned the land encroachers and asked them to leave the college campus for the interest of our students’ and society as whole. “Persons those involved in the encroachment against polytechnic college are heartless and authority should give them a serious punishment. As we know that Arunachal Pradesh does not have enough educational infrastructures, so to protect and preserve some of its institutions shall be the top priority of AAPSU.” Thus it appeals the rest of the state to cooperate in its movement.

“The concerned authority must evict the occupants within a week or else it would face democratic action, because such unjustified practice done by anyone in the society is not tolerable”, demands AAPSU.

Meanwhile, Students Union of Rajiv Gandhi Govt Polytechnic (SURGGP) today demanded the authority to find out permanent solution to encroachment problem, sanction a financial package for proper construction of boundary wall of the Polytechnic and for an alternate road to the institute. The Union said that authorities should take steps for solution to the problems within a month, else it threatens to agitate.

The main reason for the encroachment is “inadequate construction of campus boundary wall,’ the Union said and appealed to the state Govt. to release a special package for the construction of the campus boundary wall at the earliest. Meanwhile SURGGP lauded All Papumpare District Students’ Union, AAPSU and land management department for visiting the polytechnic and hoped for permanent solution to the encroachment problems.



NHPC distributes computers to capital based schools

ITANAGAR, May 30:  The Regional Office, NHPC Ltd Itanagar under Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Scheme today distributed 5 computers and 2 laptops to Holy Cross Secondary School Itanagar and 7 computers and sports item to Govt. Higher Secondary School Itanagar.

The Deputy Commissioner Itanagar Capital Complex Mige Kamki while distributing these materials expressed hope that such a noble gesture of NHPC would help in providing better education to the students. He also advised the students to work hard with sincerity and dedication to succeed in life. Lauding the effort of NHPC, he asked the students to make full utilization of such opportunities. Along with the DC, the Executive Director of NHPC also distributed the materials to the schools. The school management in turn expressed their gratitude for such good will gesture of NHPC towards the educational institution.



Official teams formed for TAH compensation assessment

ZIRO, May 30: Lower Subansiri district Deputy Commissioner K M Uppu in a meeting held at his conference hall here yesterday constituted three teams - one each for Yachuli, Ziro and Raga circles, to effectively carry out compensation assessment of private/public properties falling under three circles for construction of Trans- Arunachal Highway (NH-229).

This part of the Trans Arunachal Highway from Potin-Old Ziro to Bopi covers a distance of 157.70kms. The assessment will commence from June 02 for Yachuli circle, June 9 for Ziro and June 16 for Raga circle. The teams for t4he assessment process have been instructed to complete the work by July 31.

The teams shall report to the concern ADCs. The ADCs were further instructed to personally supervise the assessment process. They were also authorized to utilize the team beyond office hours and holidays depending upon the demand of the works.

The ECC&ECI Pvt Ltd was asked to carry out photography and videography of the entire assessment process and also asked to submit the records to the DC office daily.

Chairing the meeting DC Uppu also insisted on submission of assessment report sheet of the day compiled by all the allied departments, certified by DLRSO, Ziro and AE (PWD Trans- Highway) and countersigned by the concerned ADCs on every day of the assessment done.

Since a good connectivity can give a jumpstart to development, Uppu exhorted all the officers/officials to sincerely perform their assigned tasks to speed up the assessment and the compensation part. DIPRO



Capacity building training for AGs under KSY held

PASIGHAT, May 30: Department of Women and Child Development under Kishori Shakti Yojana (KSY) scheme organized a day-long capacity building training for adolescence girls today at Paklek community hall which was participated by hundreds of girls and Anganwadi workers of Jarku Muriline and Paklek area.

Dr. T Gao (DRCHO), Dr. Runi Tasung (SMO) and Advocate Mopi Dey imparted the training program as resource-persons.

Speaking on the occasion, Ponung Ering Angu, Deputy Director (DD) of ICDS Cell, Pasighat said the scheme is a redesign of the already existing adolescent girls’ scheme being implemented as a component under the centrally sponsored Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme. According to DD Angu, the broad objectives of the programme was to improve the nutritional, health and development status of adolescent girls, promote awareness of health, hygiene, nutrition and family care to become productive members of the society. Under KSY, adolescent girls are offered non-formal education in life education aspects including physical, developmental and sex education, she informed.

Dr. Gao (DRCHO) spoke on ill effects of early marriage, motherhood and child care. He presented ante-natal and neo-natal care, low health status and nutritional anemia and importance of Iron Folic Acid etc through power-point presentation.

Dr. Runi Tasung (SMO) elaborated on common diseases of adolescent girls- its cure and prevention, STDs/general health care, HIV/AIDS, TB, Hap-B and other emerging diseases posing public health problem while Advocate Mompi Dey highlighted on ‘Right to protection from sexual abuse’, Right to education’, ‘Right to protection from exploitation’ and provisions of protection of children from sexual offences Act, 2012, provisions of juvenile justice Act, protection of women from domestic violence Act, 2005 etc.

Earlier, CDPO Onyok Panyang in his keynote address, briefed on physical and psychological development of adolescent girls, social responsibilities and role and activities of various woman organizations in the state. He also focused on importance and needs of vocational education, income generation trainings and shared his views on women empowerment, national integration and communal harmony stating that KSY is viewed as a holistic initiative for the development of adolescent girls. DIPRO



Educational department reviews schemes in Lower Subansiri

ITANAGAR, May 30: A review meeting of department of education, Lower Subansiri district was held at Ziro today. All the Block Education Officers and the district coordinators for Pedagogy, Inclusive Education, Community Mobilization, Mid-Day-Meal, Saakshar Bharat and RMSA presented power-point presentations highlighting various achievements under these flagship programmes.

Speaking on the occasion DDSE Yumlam Tana informed the Deputy Commissioner Krishna Mohan Uppu about the various problems pertaining to implementation of the various schemes and programmes of the department.  He also stressed on the rationalization of transfer and posting of teachers for the new academic session -1014-15 as top most priority for the department in the district.

K M Uppu advised the officials of the department to develop their competence in computer knowledge and skills in order to improve their functional expertise as intervention coordinators.

He also stressed on proper and judicious implementation of schemes. He observed that it is very difficult to monitor and supervise the implementation of these programmes as all these interventions are sanctioned in various small components and therefore, it is imperative for the field functionaries of the district to be sincere and proactive in the discharge of their respective duties. He assured his full cooperation to the department.



Efforts on to make Ziro plastic free

ZIRO, May 30: In a follow up action of the District Administration’s initiative   for a plastic-free Ziro Valley a checking drive was conducted in and around Ziro  Hapoli township.

The drive was organized by Apatani Youth Association in  collaboration with the District Administration to restrict shopkeepers/ hoteliers etc from using plastic bags, tumblers and plates and  hundreds of plastic items were seized. Offenders were strictly warned of legal actions. Town magistrate cum CO Tama Yajum, was accompanied by AYA  president Taku Chatung, Publicity Secretary Narang Samo, Sanitary  Inspector Pema Wangchhen , AGS Hapoli Bazaar Committee and members from Ngunu Ziro in the checking drive.

Earlier a Task Force Committee (TFC) was constituted headed by CO (Jud-cum town Magistrate) as Chairman, along with officials of DUDA, Police, Bazaar Committee and NGOs as members. The TFC would monitor effective implementation of sanitation programs in the Ziro Hapoli Township, which includes a complete ban on selling and using plastic bags. This TFC would also ensure that biodegradable and non-biodegradable materials are segregated for recycle, restrict dumping of plastic materials in drains and compounds and littering of building construction materials along the road side drains. With the entire Ziro Valley in euphoria, as enlisted in the tentative list of the World Heritage Site, the Deputy Commissioner KM Uppu is leaving no stones unturned to ensure its place in the final list of WHS. He insists on clean and green Ziro. Know Plastics for no plastics is the buzz line in the Ziro Valley. DIPRO



DC office bids farewell to EAC Naharlagun

ITANAGAR, May 30: A small farewell function was organized today in the Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Itanagar Capital Complex Mige Kamki in honour of Taw Tara EAC Naharlagun who retires tomorrow upon attaining superannuation. Terming Tara as a very liberal and honest officer who has always worked for the welfare of people, the DC further said that it is a privilege to get a chance to work till retirement. The DC further asked him to continue his good work in the society and provide guidance to the younger generation. Tara recalling his working years as the golden period said that one should never lose hope as hope keeps everything alive. Later, the DC asked all the staffs to cooperate with Tara so that no official works of him are kept pending and also assured every help from his side. Many officers and staffs spoke about their association with Tara.

Tara first joined the APCS in the year 1992 as Circle Officer in Ksimyong in Changlang district. Earlier, he had served the Statistics department in various capacities as Field Investigator, Sub Inspector and Inspector Statistics. Tara is originally from Pitapool village in Yazali circle in Lower Subansiri district and belongs to the Nyishi Tribe. DIPRO



ATMA expert visits Yingkiong

YINGKIONG, May 30: ATMA Monitoring and Evaluation team from Agriculture Finance Corporation India Ltd (AFCIL) Eastern Regional Centre Kolkata headed by Dr. S Battacharjee, senior consultant paid a two day visit to Yingkiong on May 28 and 29 last.

During his visit Dr. Battacharjee had an interactive session with the Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chairman G B, ATMA Dr. Tariq Thomas and ATMA allied department officers comprising DAO, DHO, DVO, DFDO, DDI, ADTH, Block technology Team, all ADOs and progressive farmers, SHGs in the D.C's Conference Hall.

During the interactive session subject expert Dr. Battacharjee highlighted about ATMA and its role in the district.

The ATMA allied members in presence of the DC-cum-Chairman of the ATMA General Body after having got threat bare discussion with the subject expert has adopted a resolution for proper, effective and smooth functioning of ATMA activities in every block of the district.

Earlier the Monitoring and Evaluation Team, Dr. Battacharjee along with ATMA allied department officers visited and inspected ATMA Projects/ Schemes executed by the respective departments like weaving, handloom, vegetable cultivation implemented by Bentuk Women SHG, Piggery of D. Jijong, Poultry farm of Tirsa Tayeng at Kyapong, fish pond of Onyok Tekseng and Alo Miyu at 3 km away from Yingkiong and Mulberry plantation garden at Kyapong all under Yingkiong Block.

The monitoring and evaluation activities concluded at Haleng village with full participation of the progressive farmers and SHGs of the village.

In his concluding remarks Dr. Battacharjee appreciated team spirit activities and dedication of the ATMA allied group officers and official and advised them to impart trainings to progressive farmers and SHGs which should be followed by demonstration and stated that every ATMA activity is a team work which the ATMA allied group should promote. DIPRO



Changlang  reviews monsoon preparedness

CHANGLANG, May 30: Changlang Deputy Commissioner Chanchal Yadav instructed the key departments of Changlang district to take necessary precautionary measures to prevent the possible negative effects of monsoon in the district.

Addressing a co-ordination meeting on District Disaster Management here yesterday she stressed all the Department Heads to prepare their own departmental crisis management and evacuation plan immediately.

While reviewing the monsoon-preparedness activities done by the various departments in the district she instructed DMO, Changlang to keep adequate stock of necessary medicines and a medical team ready to respond quickly. She asked her to make evacuation plan of the district hospital and give drills to the medical staff and nurses.

Stating that the communication cut off may be a major problem, she cautioned PWD, RWD and Highway department to keep the roads through and be ready to restore immediately in case of blockage due to natural calamity. She alerted the department of hydro-power and electricity to be prepared to provide alternative power supply in important areas and for immediate restoration. Showing concern over the hazards in Changlang township area in the form of big trees she instructed DFO, Changlang to survey those trees and do the needful to mitigate the possible effects.

Speculating the outbreak of waterborne diseases she asked department of PHED to keep Chlorine tablets ready in the flood affected areas under Bordumsa, Diyun and Miao circle.

The Deputy Commissioner instructed all the departments to carry out damage assessments immediately and ensure to submit the report within 2-3 days. She also instructed Principal, Rang Frah Government College, Changlang and Govt Hr Sec School, Changlang to organise mock drills on safety measures amongst the students.

The Superintendent of Police Vijay Kumar, who is also Nodal Officer, Disaster Management appealed all and sundry to report the nearest police station immediately in case of any natural disaster. He informed that the in charge all the police post have been sensitised to carry out search and rescue operation in case of natural calamity. He urged the departments who are included in task force to have vulnerability mapping prepared. Commanding Officer, 4 Assam Rifles Col Ashwini Kumar who also represented 42 AR informed that two teams of Assam Rifles are ready and stationed at Margherita and Maio to carry out search and rescue operation in case of flood. He said that he is ready to extend helping hands in terms of man, machine and equipments. He further informed that in every post of AR nursing staffs is posted with minimum required medicines whose service can be availed if required.

Earlier, District Disaster Management Officer, D Khandu deliberately explained the contents of District Disaster Management Plan of the district through power point presentation. DIPRO



Growing drug abuse, poor road condition dominate coordination meeting in West Siang

AALO, May 30: Various key issues including road condition, drainage system, growing drug abuse among the youth and law and order problem in West Siang district were discussed thread barely in a coordination meeting convened by district administration with HoDs, public leaders, youth organizations, Bazar and Sector Secretaries at DC's Conference hall here on May 28.

Special emphasis was laid on growing drug abuse among the youth and consequent law and order problem within Aalo town.

Initiating the discussion, Deputy Commissioner M K Sahoo said that issues are manifolds but administration and police cannot bring an end to all problems unless societal effort and cooperation is lent to contain these growing problems. Youth force is the future of the district and their career cannot be spoilt due to growing problem of drugs abuse in the distinct. Parental care and awareness campaign in the form of games and sports, discourse and lectures should be organized in schools and colleges on the ill affect of drugs in collaboration with army, ITBP from time to time. Specific locations of drugs peddlers and their activities should be intimated to administration and police so that prompt action can be taken to nab all culprits.

Speaking on the occasion Doi Ado, Ex-Minister, Adv.Tumken Bagra, Kenbom Bagra Bazar Secretary, Deba Loya, public leader, Kento Ete, Ex-Minister and others pinpointed alarming situation on drug abuse and related law and order problem. Physical attack on innocent shop keepers is a recent development and no amount of leniency should be shown to drug peddlers and addicts.

Poor drainage and road condition, street lights, fogging in township, temporary rehabilitation camp for drug edicts and encroachment in sensitive locations like medical and school establishments, parking of vehicles, activation of police bits in sensitive locations, etc were brought for discussion in the meeting.

 Dr. B. Kamki DMO,  Tomi Doke DDSE, Oni Padun Circle officer, Er. Degjum Lona AE PWD, Nyali Bagra UPO also gave detail deliberations on departmental activities taken up by them and problems faced by them like shortage of manpower, funding from Govt. etc. in executing and exercising over their works. They also sought cooperation of the leaders and public in their endeavor to work in the general interest of the public. DIPRO



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Protect citizens living along NH 52 A

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, we on behalf of Papum Pare District BJP unit would like to bring to the notice of the state Govt. that National Highway 52A is becoming an accident prone area. Today a Scorpio vehicle fell down from NH 52A and two families miraculously escaped from the accident as vehicle fell just few mtrs away from their house on NH 52 A between Itanagar and Naharlagun. The driver of the vehicle also escaped from the trap of death. It is a God’s mercy on them.

If proper protection measures were provided in the said portion, the accident could have been averted. But condition of the roads of our state capital is not that of 21st Century. Anyone can say that present road condition is like those of 18th century and may be even older. If the said scorpio had fallen over the roofs of the two houses than result could have been worse. The persons residing near NH are also family members of the govt, who had given them the power to lead through their voting rights. As such, they all have equal rights as compare to other people.

The ruling Congress Govt. in the state should treat its citizens as their own family members and take adequate measures to provide safety and security to them. The NH should be well developed and protection measures be adopted by constructing protection wall at strategic location so that such accident do not repeat in near future.


Nabam Mavan,


Papum Pare District,



Capital witnessing growing unfair trade practices

Dear Editor,

Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of controller of Legal Metrology and also the entire population of the capital complex towards the growing unfair trade practices. While it is an offence selling articles/items above MRP, most of the shopkeepers of capital are charging extra very casually. Many of us rarely take up cudgels against anyone who is overcharging or even refuse to pay up whether it’s a rupee or two or instead file a complaint against the shopkeeper. This is why they get away with overcharging more often than not.  The MRP (Maximum Retail Price) is inclusive of all taxes and a retailer can sell at a price below the MRP. Overcharging is an offence for which the trader can be prosecuted.  Many of the shopkeepers here charge extra for cold drinks in the name of freezing. For god’s sake..!! Cold drinks have to be cold and they are not doing us any favor by keeping it cold. And not only these it has also come into my attention that breads, buns and liquid milk packets are sold without any manufacturing date mentioned in it. Bread and Buns manufactured in certain date expires within 4-5 days but the bread and buns sold here does not have a manufacturing date. So, the consumers cannot find out if the bread are stale or fresh though the shopkeeper always mentions “just arrived”. In the same way milk in packets expires within 2 days.

An official team must conduct surprise checks in the shops, market and a few other parts in the town and track shopkeepers violating the rules and exploiting the consumers. Legal action should be initiated against these shopkeepers.


Christina Norbu

Niti Vihar, Itanagar


Dirty streets of capital

Dear Editor,

I shall be much obliged if you allow me a little space in your esteemed paper to draw the attention of the authorities to the insanitary condition of our city streets. No steps have yet been taken by the authorities to improve the sanitation of the unhealthy streets in the city. Nearly all the drains are blocked with rubbish and filthy water is not allowed to flow causing foul smells.

They have become breeding centres of mosquitoes and other contagious disease germs. I would like to suggest that streets should be provided with more drains and the existing ones be properly covered and cleaned. Some more dustbins are to be provided and placed in different parts so that the people may be stopped from throwing the waste on the streets.    Hopping my suggestions will     be taken up and acted on.


Talom Jeke,

C- Sector, Itanagar



Cyber crime in Arunachal- an evolving menace?

Dear Editor,

This is the age of technology we live in, a generation obsessed with gadgets and information media. There’s no doubt that if a survey is carried out in the state 8 out of 10 students would be active social networking site users. No doubt it keeps us ahead in terms of information and technology, but lately the careless use of social networking sites has given birth to new advance form of criminal activity in our state – the cyber crime. The issue that had started with online account hacking and ATM card burglary has gone up to create personal and social defamation and social unrest as a whole.

How often I come across status and pictures uploaded in social networking sites which are personal and viciously misused by the administrator for defaming the unknown individual or for the sake of publicity of his/her group. Personal and inappropriate photos which are downloaded from unsecured profiles and unprotected accounts of unknown individuals are circulated in the web or by MMS by adding vulgar captions. And how do our youth react to that??? Well they are amazed and flood these sites and blogs with their stupidious dirty comments, not realizing that the victim might be his/her sister or a friend. Where the victim does go for justice or to stop the blasphemy of such a crime? Correct me if I am wrong but to my knowledge we don’t have a cyber crime branch here in our state, and the normal policemen as so I believe could be of least help.

The only measure possible to escape this tragedy is by securing the use of social networking sites and by following the basic rules of these sites which is – “NOT TO ADD UNKNOWN INDIVIDUALS”. Maybe the younger generation still doesn’t understand the risks of internet use, because posting an inappropriate photo in your unsecured social networking site is like posting the same photo in the Naharlagun daily market or the Akash Deep wall. Anyone can see it from anywhere in the world, download and copy it to manipulate it for his/her own personal means. No surprises that the female sex is the prime victim, which adds to the fact that young girls and women need to be extra careful in maintaining the security of their social networking accounts as they are the obvious targets.

It’s a shame because at times of social unrest in our state, I was disheartened to see blogs and groups of “X vs. Y tribe” and more saddening was the participation of the youths in spreading communal unrest by actively participating in such anti - social blogs. The internet has enormous reach and influence to our youths. Let’s use it to shape up our society and not to dissimilate it. We have gift of technology in our hands like a brick, let’s use to shape a future and not to break each other’s head. Safe and secure use of internet is what I suggest to all the bloggers or you might never know when you’ll find yourself tagged with your photo on a porn site, because “prevention is indeed better than cure”.


Nguli Dabi

Rajiv Gandhi University Doimukh







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Heavy rainfall in the last few days have caused massive deterioration of the condition of capital roads. Be it sector, colony, village or for that national highway, the roads are in worst form. The pathetic road condition not only damages vehicle, but it pose serious threat to the motorists. Already reports of accident are pouring in from various parts of capital. Urban development and public works department, the two agencies responsible for maintaining capital road has not been able to fulfill their roles. They need to be more proactive.

The citizens of capital too are not helping the cause. Earth cutting along national highway and colony roads is severely damaging the existing road.  The capital administration along with UD and PWD has failed to take any strong action against those citizens who carries out illegal earth cutting near the road. Their silence has encouraged those wrongdoers. If urgent step is not taken, situation may go out of control. It’s time capital administration wake up and take action against citizens indulging in illegal activities nearby road.