May 25

Rs. 1 cr. for drainage at Ruksin


RUKSIN, May 24:  Pasighat-West MLA, Tatung Jamoh informed that Rs.1 Crore has been sanctioned under SPA for construction of drains at Ruksin town.

Reacting to a news item regarding submersion of Ruksin town in rainwater, which was published in this daily today, the MLA denied that he was ever approached by the people of Ruksin for drainage system in their township.


DU help desks

ITANAGAR, May 24: Arunachal Students Union, Delhi has set up the help desk for session 2015-16. Help desk will also be available in Arunachal Bhawan and House.

Admission process in Delhi University will begin from 28th May. Those student seeking admission in Delhi and NCR can contact Taba Doni President ASUD- 8800839957, Obang Ngupok- 9560457284, Chomina Beyong-9871224539, Yomken Karbak-8375012734, Tana Nikum-8395924148 and Hura Maming-8259036693 for more details.

ASUD has requested the parents not to be fooled by brokers.

Meanwhile, North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) is organizing admission counseling camps across Northeast India as well as in Delhi. The Arunachal Pradesh Unit may be reached at the following number 08586995049.


Free health camps by TWDS

ITANAGAR, May 24: Tribal Welfare and Development Society (TWDS) in collaboration with Sewa Bharati Gujarat organised free health camps in various villages under Khimyang, Yatdam and Kantang circles of Changlang district.

The camps were organised at Khimiyang SHC, Bobang, Hatangchu-Phangtip and Ngechang-Jungsham villages from May 20 to 23 wherein more than 424 patients were treated by a team physicians headed by Dr. Bharat Prabhudas Amin, MS (General Surgery) and Dr Patel MC Gynaecologist and Medico legal Counsellor, both from Sewa Bharati Gujarat.

Needy patients were provided medicines free of cost.


Free health camp by Geo-Enpro benefits over 755

CHANGLANG, May 24: Over 755 patients of various villages in and around Kharsang availed the opportunity of the free health camp organized by Geo-Enpro Petroleum Ltd., Kharsang in collaboration with district administration at Primary Health Centre (PHC), Kharsang today.

A team of specialist doctors comprising medicine, pediatrician, gynecologist, orthopedic, and ENT provided free consultation and medicines to the patients free of cost.

With the initiative of Changlang Deputy Commissioner Chanchal Yadav, an eye specialist was also made available from the state government for issuing disability certificates for the persons with disabilities.

Kharsang CO, NL Naam, Dr. SM Singh and Dr. P Rime of PHC Kharsang provided all necessary assistance and support in organising and conduct of the health camp.

Financial literary camp was also organised simultaneously.

The health camp was inaugurated by Kharsang ZPM K. Longri.

Extending its corporate-social responsibility arm, Geo-Enpro has been making significant contributions towards the health and education sectors and welfare of the local inhabitants of Kharsang by way of providing free mobile medical camp, library books, furniture, etc for various schools including ITI Balinong, scholarship for deserving meritorious students, community halls, water facilities for various villages market sheds, passenger waiting shed, and high-mast lights for Kharsang bazaar and various other similar useful projects. DIPRO


News Impact

Pasighat ALG under water

Mingkeng Osik

Pasighat, May 24: There is severe water clogging at the Advance Landing Ground, Pasighat construction site due to incessant rain of the last three days.

The ALG, where half of the work has already been completed, faced flood like situation in and around the construction site.

The Pasighat ALG which is being constructed  by Nagarjuna Construction Company is important for air connectivity for both defense and civilian purpose.  

According to the PRO ALG, the work which started a year back is almost in its final stages but with the advent of monsoon, construction process has disrupted and the momentum of work has slowed down considerably.

Water clogging is a common feature in Pasighat as it is situated in the low lying areas with heavy to very heavy rain in monsoon season.



Arunachal could be a model state: Sharma

State says goodbye to outgoing Governor

ITANAGAR, May 24: The state government gave a ceremonial farewell to outgoing Governor Lt. Gen. (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma and the First Lady with state honour at a function organized at Golden Jubilee Banquet hall here on Saturday evening.

Sharma has been appointed as the Governor of Mizoram and he will be replaced by JP Rajkhowa as the new Governor of the state. Rajkhowa is slated to take oath on June 1.

While delivering his farewell address, the outgoing Governor said that the beautiful and resourceful state (of Arunachal Pradesh) gifted with abundant natural resources could be transformed into a model state. He appealed all to join hands together to achieve the desired goal.

Appreciating the growing responsiveness among the youths, he opined for channelizing the youth power to create a rich pool of human resource for a vibrant and self sustained state. He appealed to the masses to check the alarming drug addiction which is gradually engulfing the young souls.

He was all praises for Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and his colleagues for taking his advises on positive note and working on it for the betterment of the state.

The Governor said that he and his family would never forget the love and warmth showered on them by the people of Arunachal.

In his speech, Tuki thanked the outgoing Governor and the First Lady for their support and guidance provided to the state and its people. He specifically mentioned the explicit concern of the Governor particularly for uplifting the people’s living standard in remote and border areas. He also attributed Sharma’s persistent efforts to establish railway links and Sainik School and expediting the road projects.

Tuki also assured to accomplish the initiative of the Governor for a Martyrs memorial in Itanagar for those who laid their lives in guarding the nation’s border and asserted that it would be one of the best in the world.

“Raj Bhawan also observed many developments. Many infrastructural elements were strengthened, improved and beautified. The multi-utility Centre of Raj Bhawan was constructed in time”, Tuki added.  

Sports and sportspersons also got a morale boost as they were continuously motivated by the Governor and the First Lady, the CM said.

The chief minister appreciated the First Lady for her concern for the disadvantaged and discriminated sections,  physically challenged, orphans and victims of social evils in the society.

The Governor and the First Lady were given souvenirs as token of love by the Chief Minister.

Sharma and his family would be leaving Raj Bhawan here tomorrow for the next assignment. However, he will continue as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh until the next Governor takes charge.



Corpus fund for Govt and NGO run

hospitals earmarked

CM inaugurates Heema Hospital Annexxe building

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, May 24: “We now have our very own super multi-specialty hospital at home, why go anywhere else?,” said Chief Minister Nabam Tuki. He was addressing a gathering during the inaugural function of the Heema hospital annexxe building.

The chief minister assured that Rs. 10 crore will be earmarked as corpus fund for all the government hospitals and NGO run hospitals of the state to support them in procuring medicine and other modern equipments.

The new hospital building has 50 beds, CT Scan, 4D Color Doppler, Digital X-Ray and OT complex. A sky bridge connects the annexxe building with the hospital.

While calling upon the general public to make maximum use of the Chief Minister’s Health Insurance Scheme, he further requested that his office may be contacted if there is any problem in availing the benefits of the scheme.

Senior surgeon Dr. S Nath was felicitated for his service on the occasion. Heema Hospital, Chief Managing Director (CMD) Byabang Rana while recalling the journey of Heema hospital which started with a small room and a doctor at C sector to a multi specialty hospital informed that Chief Minister’s Health Insurance Scheme has been introduced in the hospital.

“Till now, more than 100 people have benefitted from the scheme,” informed the CMD.

PHED minister Takam Pario also spoke on the occasion.

Heema hospital had initially started from a small room with a single doctor in 2002 at C-sector. The hospital was shifted to the present location in 2007.



Lynchpin’s Edufest begins today

ITANAGAR, May 24: Lynchpin, the pioneer of education fairs in North East India, in collaboration with The Arunachal Times is organizing its 13th Edufest at Hotel Donyi Polo Ashok here on May 25 and 26.

It will bring together more than 30 UGC recognized universities and colleges and AICTE, MCI, DCI accredited/approved educational institutes offering courses in engineering, medical, information technology, arts and commerce, diploma courses, fashion designing, business management and other career opportunities.

Some of the reputed universities participating in the Edufest are Manipal University, NITTE University, Sharda University, Baddi University, UTM etc.

Manipal University has gained international recognition with Satya Nadella CEO of Microsoft, and Rajeev Suri CEO Nokia both being alumni of their institution.   

The students and parents will be able to check out on the latest on education front in the country in the two days Edufest.  They will also have the opportunity to interact directly with the Directors and Professors of those participating universities and colleges regarding all admission related issues including entry criteria, admission fees, hostel facilities, courses offered etc.

“D. Kakoty whose daughter is an engineer with an MNC in New York shared, “In 2010 when I visited Edufest it was a boon as I could get my daughter admitted to a well known college in Bangalore right here in Itanagar without having to travel all over the country and spend good money and today she is a very successful engineer in the US”.

Kaushik Barua of Lynchpin said that, “Lynchpin’s exhibitions are sought after by students and parents because our exhibitions are the only ones where they get an opportunity to interact with top quality institutions directly and because of the number of stalls have a great choice for all under one roof”.

Edufest is timed around the 12th standard results to enable maximum students to visit the exhibition. Entry to the exhibition is free.



NE’s first satellite news channel goes off air

EMFA expresses concern over closure of the channel

GUWAHATI, May 24: Electronic Media Forum Assam (EMFA) has expressed concerns over the official closure of Focus NE (formerly NE TV) and urged the management to compensate its employees according to the existing laws.

The management of the TV channel declared the closure of the channel, which was launched in March 2004, on the evening of May 22 and since then the telecast of Focus NE was ceased.

Identified as the first satellite news channel of the region, Focus NE beamed news bulletins in over 16 recognised languages and dialects and was owned by Naveen Jindal, a former Congress Parliamentarian from Kurukshetra, Haryana. The chairman of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd lately got the ownership of the vibrant news channel from another Congress veteran, Matang Sinh, who was a Union minister in PV Narsimha Rao’s cabinet.

Unconfirmed source reveals that the news channel would be re-launched very soon with different nomenclature. The EMFA, in a statement issued by its president Nava Thakuria, urged the new management of the channel to recruit the present staff of Focus NE according to their skill and efficiency.

Focus NE was one of five Guwahati based ‘free to air’ satellite news channels namely News Live, DY 365, Pratidin Time and Prag News, which catered the needs of 50 million populace of Northeast India. The alienated region is however waiting for a new satellite channel (Assam Talks) and revamping of another news channel (News Time Assam) very soon.

In another development, the EMFA condemned the incident of assault on a city based scribe.

The EMFA urged the authority to take appropriate actions against the offenders, who had physically attacked Mukut Roy of Dainik Agradoot on 22 May 2015, when he was on a journalistic assignment. The EMFA reiterated its old demand for a special law to protect the media persons on duty across the country.


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Importance of drainage system

Even before the full impact of monsoon is felt, the condition of roads across state, in particular capital complex looks horrible. Already dilapidated roads are getting worse due to impact of continuous rainfall. Numerous lakes have sprouted in various roads of capital. Most of the problems are arising due to non construction of proper drainage system. Also stakes holders including PWD and Urban Development department never carries out maintenance of the existing drains.

Usually authorities of the majority of Indian cities carry out cleaning of drains before the arrival of monsoon season. This is a very crucial step as the cleaning of drain helps in easy flow of water during heavy rain. However in our state authorities never carries out such exercise and this is one of the major factors contributing to the destruction of roads. PWD and UD department should give maximum impetus to proper drainage system while constructing new roads. They also need to urgently carry out repairing work of the existing drains.





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Creative Headlines

Dear Editor,

Kudos to creative journalists who come up with brilliant and catchy headlines. One wonders how people working in creative fields & Journalists come up with ideas/ taglines, Captions and headlines.

When Barack Obama became president for the first time, a popular daily came up with the headline “Mubarack Obama” & another daily during 1996 cricket world cup finals “Lankan Lions Roar To Lahore” & when BJP won with thumping majority a front page headline in a daily bread “TSUNAMO”.

The need of the hour is people should use creativity in every sphere of life to come up with creative solutions to everyday problems/social issues and life’s big challenges.






A tragic incident of electrocution

Dear Editor,

It was painful news that four human lives have been lost at a time due to electrocution, in paddy fields near Wak village in between Aalo-Kamba road. As per the news, the electrocution occurred due to leakage of current in HT poles. Whatever could be the reasons for loss of human lives, the tragic incident which claimed four innocent human lives is a serious matter and its a lesson for employees of power department especially, those who are working in the fields and dealing with electricity. They have to realize that handling or working with electricity always require extra precautions and its very sensitive and dangerous and little negligence can claim lives. Its duty is unlike that of other engineering department. But people take it lightly.

On the tragic incident, which took place on 19th may 2015,  I would like make a personal   comment. It seems that it could be due to carelessness and negligence of staffs working on the spot. Precautions might have not been taken or it could be due to lack of proper supervision. The system might have not been maintained.  

In present days, it is also observed that there is no seriousness in duty. There may be various reasons why the people are not serious in their duties. The employees have no time to mix up with the day to day life of common public, during duty hours but they do it, especially, the duty of electricity is concerned. The duty of dealing with electricity is round the clock. Public require electricity for 24 hours. The duty of an electrical engineer in fields is 24 hours and there is no break in duty.

Let’s be serious ourselves in our own duties to avoid such incidents and let’s take a lesson from it and hope that such tragic incident will not happen again.


Meyom Karga

Electrical  Engineer




Paint it with Arunachalee colour

Dear Editor,

Being a regular reader of Arunachal Times, I want to take this opportunity to reach out to some of the constant writers in the Reader’s Forum of your esteemed daily. It has been noticed that some writers are more concerned in national issues, football, cricket and other issue which is of no relevance to our state and her current problems. Arunachal Pradesh, ambassador of problems, itself has lots of issues to reckon with.

Unnecessary filling the space of Readers Forum is an irritation to one’s eye. Please avoid, as there are many national paper in India to listen to your ideas on national issue, write there.

I would prefer to read an article written by Government’s cabinet minister or opposition parties and business tycoon or common public’s view on the matter from national paper rather than reading it from our local daily which I expect to be exclusively local. However, if you still want to write on national issue, I request you to paint it on Arunachalee colour, analyse the issue so as to show its effect and influence on Arunachal Pradesh.

The purpose of writing is to communicate: a thought, an idea, a sentiment, a fact. The more concrete, concise and easy these elements in a communication, the more precise, the more rewarding they are to reader.

Some writers are writing for themselves and select few thereby reducing the essence of their own beautiful ideas to bare minimum, as their unnecessary use of tough vocabulary keeps the mass at bay with their original idea.

I know, my last two paragraph will stir up a hornet’s nest but, please dont use “pulchritudinous” in place of simple word “beauty”.


Terchi Gapak







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