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District Jail set to welcome inmates, finally

ITANAGAR, Nov 1: District Jail, located at sprawling location in Jully Village is set to welcome its first inmates on Tuesday.

SP Prison and jail superintendent Michi Paku when contacted said that Deputy Commissioners and SPs of Papum Pare and Capital Region have been informed  to arrange for shifting the under trial prisoners (UTP) to the jail.

The Rs 3 crore-jail infrastructure has been lying unused after completion in 2005, spread over 7 acre of land surrounded by high hills with a small stream flowing by. The total intake capacity is around 50, including provision for 10 female prisoners.

Apart from seven sub jails, there are two district jails in the state. The Tezu district jail has all the required infrastructure including an auditorium and a separate cells for juveniles and VIP visitors!! However, it is currently being occupied by the CRPF as its camp!

The 11th Finance Commission had sanctioned Rs 10 crore for construction of jail infrastructure in the state in 2000.

In violation of existing law, under trials and convicts are usually kept in police lock-ups in the state and some sent to prisons of Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, North Lakhimpur and Tezpur in neighboring Assam.

The state government had come under severe criticism from National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) last year for keeping the UTPs in police lock ups under inhuman and unhygienic conditions, in violation of Supreme Court guidelines.


Swearing in of Khandu ministry

ITANAGAR, Nov 1: Eleven Ministers in the Dorjee Khandu led Congress government would be sworn in at Darbar Hall of Raj Bhavan on Nov 2. Official sources said that Governor would administer oath of office and secrecy to the ministers at a programe scheduled to be held in the afternoon.  

Seven from the previous ministry is likely to be retained while four new faces including one from Tirap are likely to be inducted.


APPSU dharna against Chinese claim

ITANAGAR, Nov 1: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union would organise a dharna on Nov 3 at Jantar Mantar Delhi to protest repeated Chinese claim on Arunachal. Speaking to this daily, President of the Union Takam Tatung said that young generation of the state wants to send a strong message across to Beijing that Arunachal is a part of India. It would be good if China realizes this undisputable fact, he said denouncing the Chinese claims.

China had angered India when it resented Prime Minister’s visit last month. The protest came when Arunachal was voting to elect its members to the Legislative Assembly on Oct 13.

North East student’s organisations would join AAPSU at the dharna. A meeting was conducted at Arunachal Bhavan in Delhi today to chalk out the plans with the organisations.  

Meanwhile an eleven-member AAPSU team is likely to meet the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Nov 5 to discuss repeated claim of China.

Tatung said that the team would request the Prime Minister to improve infrastructure development in the state. It is not enough just to denounce whenever there is a Chinese claim on the land of Arunachal, he said.


Aligning Policies and Strategies to Achieve MGDs in South Asia

ITANAGAR, Nov 1: Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) has invited Ajay K. Tripathy, Senior Manager, Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI) to participate in Asia Sub-regional Workshop on Aligning Policies and Strategies to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in South Asia.

The workshop is scheduled to be held from Nov 4-6 at Kathmandu, Nepal in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia-Pacific (UNESCAP), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Government of Nepal (GON), South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

Experts will deliberate on aligning policies and strategies to achieve the MGDs; especially when the economic slowdown will impact adversely on public sector spending in social areas, and performance towards MDG achievement is likely to falter.


CM, Governor greet people on Guru Nanak’s Jayanti

ITANAGAR, Nov 1: Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and Governor J J Singh has greeted the people on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti.

In a message, Khandu expressed the hope that the occasion will enunciate and spread the message of universal goodwill, love and compassion.

He appealed all to “cut off the roots of three dangerous poison, greed, hatred and illusion” as preached by Guru Nanak.

Governor Gen JJ Singh in his message expressed the hope that the occasion will enlighten every heart and soul and strengthen the splendid unity in diversity of our society.

In a message, Gen Singh said, Guru Nanak divine message of devotion to thought, excellence of conduct and tolerance has a timeless relevance and can transform the society for better, he added. The Governor has appealed all to understand Guru Nanak’s noble teachings and rededicate oneself to the cause of humanity, equality, goodwill and harmony.


Frontier celebrate its 18th Parents’ Day

ZIRO, Nov 1: The 18th Parents Day of Frontier School, Ziro was celebrated yesterday amidst a great pomp and show.

M B Bista, mentioned that the school is upgrading to 10+2 from next session as he mentioned that the paper works for the upgradation with CBSE, Delhi is already over and IC Committee has already been constituted by the board.

Parents appealed the authority to further strengthen the quality of education. They requested the authority to make Frontier a model school in the state.

Liagi Miri, committed for the infrastructural development for upgradation. He also appealed all the staff members and the parents to treat the school as theirs and work wholeheartedly for its betterment.


Guru Nanak Jayanti

New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh have greeted the nation on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti, which will be celebrated tomorrow.

In a message, the President said, "On the auspicious occasion of the birthday of Guru Nanak Devji, I extend my greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens.

Guru Nanak Devji's message of universal harmony, unity and human concord is ever relevant and eternal. Let us on this day resolve to follow the path laid down by him and work to strengthen the bonds of unity and mutual goodwill among people".

Dr Singh in a message said the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev, of peace and unity are very relevant in today’s world. UNI


Society slams killing

ITANAGAR: The Para Bazar Women Welfare Society, Ziro joins other NGOs and civil societies in condemning kidnapping and killing of late Dusu Halle, s/o Dusu Tachang. The Society feels that an exemplary punishment   needs to be awarded to the accused, as the case falls under the category of rarest of the rare cases. The accused should not be released on bail until completion of the trial so that no evidence is tempered with, the Society added.


PPA denies

ITANAGAR: People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) denied the allegations leveled against its contested candidate from Panchau-Wakka constituency. The party has confirmed from the PPA candidate and district administration that there was some group clashes and some incidents immediately after the declaration of the election result, however, normal situation was restored immediately by District administration and Police personnel, it said.


Programme on energy security

ITANAGAR:  DDK, Itanagar, and Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA) will jointly  organize an interactive programme on “Energy Security  and Environment Protection” at Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimukh on November 2.

The programme is open for the members from Capital NGOs and  RGU staff and students besides students of other institutions.


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Heartiest thanks


Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to extend my  heartiest thanks to Yumlam Tana who had prayed for the bereaved family members of Late little Dusu Halley who was mercilessly killed at Ziro on Oct  11 last.

I personally express my gratefulness to you for your prayer through this esteemed daily. You and your family are the only members who have shared our tragedy on the death of little Dusu Halley. Had Late little Dusu Halley be a son of political leader or bureaucrat, responses of the masses could have been different.

I appreciate your noble thinking who does not distinguish between high and low and have and haves not. I wish to carry forward such noble and logical thinking which will make you a perfect man and officer.


Dusu Taka, APPS

Assistant Commandant

3rd IRBn, Julli, Itanagar

(Grand uncle of Late Dusu Halley)




Go easy with the APCS forms

Dear Editor,

With the APCS yet to declare the date for the preliminary exam, I would like to make an earnest appeal to the authorities concerned to be lenient while checking the APCS forms of the students applying for the said exam.  

As a known fact, the APCS this year created lots of confusion. The advertisement gave a  different information while the form and information brochure prescribed something else.  For  instance, when I went to the APCS office to get the information regarding the mode of payment, one officer asked  me to make a challan while the other told me to make a  draft.

Making corrections later in the state newspapers do not justify their mistakes. How can one expect a person residing in a remote place in the state to read the paper daily when the newspaper doesn't even reach most of our dist. headquarters.  Not to speak of the vast population studying or being employed outside the  state.

Hence, I would like to make an earnest appeal on behalf of all the applicants that some relaxation be given during the scrutiny of the forms.


Eken Taipodia





‘Mortal threat’

Dear Editor,

I am not that type of person who for slightest reason will march for any social cause but the appeal of little Late Dusu Halley (Robin) has touched the very core of my humanity.

I am appalled and even angered and have been forced to vent my frustration. I understand there are many like me, who are feeling the same anguish of hurt and resentment. I resent for failing to understand the mindset of a killer of a cute and smiling Robin, any sane person would love to cuddle such cute child but not insane person who involved in such gruesome act of murder.

Persons like the killer of Robin are a mortal threat to the very fabric of a civilized society; no amount of condemnation is enough to condemn such drastic and brutal act. I appeal to the concerned magistrate  to strongly  deal with the case so that a message of warning is sent wide across the Arunachal society that such inhuman act will not be tolerated.  


Tamo Dada

Seppa Bazarline

East Kameng.




Put an end to racism


Dear Editor,

Through the columns of your esteemed daily I would like to state that, atrocities committed to the NE people in other parts of country, particularly in Delhi, has become a major cause of concern for North East  students including Arunachali students studying in other states of the country besides other NE people who are working in various capacities outside the North East.

When the memory of  the incident that occurred in Patna railway station few years back where some of Naga girls were raped and some of Arunachali girls molested remains afresh in the mind of the NE students, it is unfortunate that again one Naga girl from Manipur was murdered by IIT scholar in South Delhi.  

The harassment, rape, murder, molestation, racial discrimination etc in national capital  has become a common thing. Last year some northeastern students including a  Arunachali student  of MANIT (Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology) Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) were mercilessly beaten up and one Naga student also reportedly committed suicide.

Failure of Delhi Police to giving justice to the people of northeastern and non registration of cases are big question marks.  Why it happens repeatedly? Why students and people of northeastern are being targeted? Why there is discrimination between the people of Delhi and other parts of India? Why Delhi governments take our cases so lightly? Are we different from that of other Indians? So many questions come up in our mind.

I would like to appeal all NGOs, students unions, intellectuals and general public to raise voice against atrocities committed to our brothers and sisters, particularly staying in Delhi and other states of India in general.  This kind of incidents should not take place again  in any part of India.


Ngilyang J Richo

G- Sector, Itanagar




Great job

Dear Editor,

Your team has been doing great job by keeping us connected to our own state. Your website is now become a morning tea for me and I am satisfied  with the content, amount and information, but still it would be more useful if we find here some job advertisement related to state departments because we are not very aware of this kind of advertisement as we don’t have a proper site from where we can access to the job vacancy in the state departments.

You  highly appreciate you for daily updated news in this site.


Nobin D

Chatrapati Shivaji Hostel,  Mumbai





Expulsion illegal

Dear Editor,

Apropos the news item published in your esteemed daily on Oct 11 regarding my expulsion from INC for a period of six years, I would like to inform  that the expulsion was illegal and baseless as there was no reason  behind such drastic step.

I have not done anything against the INC party in the recently held assembly election, I was not issued any show cause notice as per party’s rules.

I have been working for the INC party dedicatedly and will work in future too for the cause of party.


Taji Dadi

ASM, Dadi Sippi II, Anchal Block

Upper Subansiri, district.


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